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Index of Names of Persons at the end of the Volume. 

Abbey of Churii, note, 414 

Abstracts of \Vi;is and Deeila. (Sae TfatfTs^s Gen- 
- ealoijical Gleanmss and yVillf and Deeds.) 
{ Adatn-.i, Azaiirih, geavalogical iiuzzle, 90 
r Adams, Cti^ir'.es, memoir of, 349 
I Address ^P'.iltiumuas) of President Wilder, 141 

Agawanv, l'l.U:(;itioD, tbe, 194 
I Allen, John, Ilov., of ricdham, 63 
' Allen, queries, "220 

I American Genealogical Queries, 1SS7, note, 12'i 
I Ainericati i;raduat--> in medicine al Edinburgh ITdI- 
I versify to li;09, 391 
I Aaabaplista and Quakers, note, 94 
r Ancient Iron \v'orka of Taunton, 33, 2HI 
I Arms or Armorial BeariLjrs. (See CoaU of Arms.) 
\ Aa%tin'.-i H. I. Genealogical Dictionary, note, 101 
t Autogrujiaa. (.Ses Illustrations.) 

! Baptisms and Deaths. (See Records.) 
Bates, J^imet.note, 84 
i3igel':w, query, 413 
Biographical Sketches — 
Allen, Jiihn, 08 
Clarke, Samuel Greeley. 347 
^ Durell, tdvTard llecry,'347 
N? Ila'nes, Joseph, '243 
J Morse, Klijah, 254 

f Poore, Ren: Perlev,343 

I Short, Charles, 243 

f Tame', William, 70 

» Blooi Oeiu-alogy, 293 
Bloss, James, query, 37 
Book — 

Ab-Ajtt. Isaac, Jloumfnl Ballad of, 121 
Ara'.-riL.ia ^iene.i!' -ji'-'a! Queries, the, 437 
Amnrj'i T>" liiain Bla.xtori, llD 
Arnold's Memoir of Dr. Jonathan Mason War- 
ren, VS2 
Aastin'a <jenea!ogical Diciionary Rhode Isl- 
and, 'ilt 
Baker's Charact!-;- Portraits of Washincton, 239 
Banker lii-itirical .Macazine, No. YIIl', 240 
Bartow's li.irtow F;utiily in Ecsland, 125 
Lettune a^d Fa^euil Family, Hi 
El.jss GeutaloL'y, 125. 343 

Boaroniao Siiciety, the Proceedings of, 1SS7, 340 
Bcyd'3 Boyd Genealopy, 343>»e Town Keconl^, 111 
Brl:.-?s"i \Ve and our Kinsfolk. 434 
Ca'.if^^rria Historical Society, Vol. I., 342 
Cambri.lgeT.'mver-iity, fc'nj;., Adinis3lo;is to Gon- 

ville aud Caiua Oolle,:^^, 3d;> 
Carter's Carter Genealoey, 434 
CtLvffin's ELlitcTj of ilaat'X-., Mass., 239 

Book Notices — 

Champlin's Chronicles of the Coach, 113 

Chapman's Philbrick Family, 434 

Chase's Chase Family, 125 

Cheever. Kzekiel, additional notes, 343 

Chester's Marriage Licences (Loiidnn;, 242 

Colesivor'hy, J^hn Tilestou's School, Bcslon, 

and Diary (1761-l"fio), 330 
Cregar's Haines Fam-'y, 244 
Cutler's Or.iiuaiice of Ju'.y 13, 17S7, 33:! 
Dawson's Westchester during American iievo- 

lution. 106 
Dedham Records, Vols. X. and II , 237 
Deerfield Memorial Hall Relics 2^7 
Doirsinc, William, Journal of (1B4.1-44"), 123 
Drake's'jlaking of New Engl.u-.a f 15S0-1543) , 

Drake's Old Boston Tavern and Taveru Clubs, 

Dudley's Dudley Family. Pan T , 124. Part 

II., 313 
Dyer's Record of an Active Lif-, 241 
Eddy's Univevsalism m Amc.^:'t, Vol. U., G41 
Enough, Snff 'Ik Co., Parish Rejisters of, oS3 
Everett's Addresses on Sei-Tice3 cf Wasuinswn, 


Farmer's History Detroit, 329 

Farnham's Farnbam Family, 123 

Felton's Felton Family, 125 

Tenner Familv, Part II., 343 

Gammsirs Life of J ihu R. Bartl?tt,115 

Green's use of Voluntary Sy-^tem of Mainte- 
nance of Ministers ot 'c'lymouth and Alassa- 
chujetti in earlier years of their existence, 243 

Oroton Historical Series, 427 

Guild's Guild GtL.ealojy, 125 

Gculd's Breckin».->rid>.;B Family, 437 

Hakes's Hakes Family, 244 

Hale's Ti-an3-All;t;hany I'ioneers, 120 

Hall's Hy,ll Geneaiot'y. 123 

Ham's Localities in Ancient Dover, 340 

Haramett's Newport, R. I., Ribi:i.i,ra;.'hy, 435 

Haskins's Ralph Waldo Kmerson abd his Ma- 
ternal Ancestors. 334 

Harvard University, 250t''i Anniversary cf, 426. 

Hawley Record, 343 

Herefordshire, Lnpland, Visitations, 115 

Hill's Converge Genealogy, 343 

HoUister Family, 244 

Hopkins'^ Ht,me Lms of rhe early £eitlei-s of 
Providerce Plantation.'", C05 

Howell's iouti'.ampion, L. I., 341 

Huguenot S'>cie:y of Amijrica, Vd, L, 2-13 

naiaan Leafiets, 233 


General Index. 

Book Notices — 

Ipswich Great PomesUay Book, 123 
Jesup'i .Jus-iop Genealogy, 430 
Johnson's Poets and Poetry of Cecil Co., Mary- 
hind, 0-1-2 
Kelly's Kelly Genealogy, 436 
King's Chapel, 200tb Anriifersary of, 336 
Lane's Lace Fajiiily, IJo 
Lapham's Hiitory Noririy, Me., 337 
Lerermore's History llepjulic of New Haven, 

Little's Ben Hirdin and Times, 431 
London (Kngland) Marriage Licences (1521- 

1S69), 429 
Maine historical Society's Collections, Vol. IX., 

Wemoires de I'Academie des Sciences de Tou- 
louse, t"me VIII., 241 
Marsh's Marsh Genealo.-y, 1;25, 244 
Marshall's Collectioa on Feath-r Surname, ."43 
Marshall's Notrs on the Surnaaio of Uull, i.1.i 
MattishiiU and Poephan;, co. of, Genea- 

lofical Abstracts, 333 
ilonta.ue's Muat?.'.'ue GenealO;:?, 124 
Morrill's .Morrill TabuUir Pedigree, 125 
Morris Bonteoiu .\r.ce5try, 244 
Morris's Jlurris Geneal iL'y, 433 
Musical Record, tiie, 343 
Neil's Last Preoch Post in the Valie/ of the 

Upoer Mii:i'-iipp!, 343 
Neil Family Hirtorica! Notes. 123 
New Eaf.iacd Jlsthcdi=i HiscoricaJ Society Pro- 
ceedings. 1S3T, 23* 
Nev7 Yorli Medical Kegistej-. 430 
Nevrton, Linford, leicestersiiira Parish lUgis- 

ters. 3.33 
Norfolk Visitation Index, 123 
Northern Notes and Cju-ries, Vol. I., 119 
Our Pumb .inimals, Vol. la, 23S 
Palmer Genealoiry, 123 

Parthemore's Biadnaila Lutheran Church, 342 
Patrick's Ludiniiton Family, 125 
Perkins's Per'sina Fiimily, Par- li., 2*4 
Perthshire, Transcript of Kegi^ters of Eaptiaans 

of Muthill,23S 
Perrj''s OdlLn Family. 437 
Peterborou5h, old Ke^:^ster5 of Parish of St. 

John Baptist, 124 
Phillmore's Fyr.tC're FamCy, 125 
Pope's Western B'^undary cf Massachusetts, 23i3 
Potter's Old FaDiilieS of Concord, Vol. I., 114 
Pitkin QentaloL'y, 244 
Rantoul's '•To'jjbury Family, 437 
Raymond's Raymond FaBiily, 244 
Baymoi,,!'^ Gray Oeaealogy, 432 
Eevuoids'i Story of a Concoid Farm, lOS 
Bobbins, Rev. Ttcmas, Diary, 1796-1554, 110 
Eobin's Account oi First Tramway iu America, 

and Skstch of Thomas Leiper, -l^S. 
Hosier's Relation cf \Vevmo-.uh's to the 

Coast of Maine (1600), 338 
St. Botolph, Bishopgat;, Kj^'istfi^ of Voi I., 

St. Charles, College de Peri.^ord, 123 
Saint Lennard's, Coicheiter, Parish Ke.^iytcr, 333 
Stuttoa Parish, CO. JUtToi'v, '••■me acc.uotof. 333 
Shackford's Lineage uf President Lincoln, :i43 
Shepiird's Shspard G?n?;d.-i2y, 125 
Smith's Verge;;nes, Vt., 437 
glaUijr.'-.ter's ChristiaiaLy the Key to Character 

aad Career of Wishin^rtrn, 2lt) 
.Stearns's Uisc )ry of -Ashiiryham, 331 
StickEOy Fumdy, 'v)n;reTit7 of, ic . 313 
Talks with Sjcr.ites a.HH-.t Life. 210 
Temple's Iliitcrv of North B>-oi;kfie!d, Mass., 

115, 430 
Temple's History of Frarainghsji!. Mass., 428 
Terry's Terry F.irnMy, 244 
Thomps<in, .MiiS .M;iry P., .Memoir Jud^e ^^•i.xx- 

ezer Thompson, ll'J 
Th'ivaitr's i<:..-.<.i! I'avid Atvrrwnl. Qi3 
Universalist Quar.. r'y, Vd. X.^I1I., IJi 
Upham's L'phara Famiif, 343 
Virfiaii Iliatorica! SvXicty Co'lectionr. Vcl. VI., 


Book Notices — ) 

Waddell's Annals Augusta County, Ta., 122 '" 

Ware Family, 244 

■Way's Way Genealogy, 353 

Weldon's Memorial Judge David Davis, 343 

Willey's Wiiley Outline" 125 

Winchester Record, Vuls. 1. and II., 116 

Win;.-ate's Win^ate Family, 436 

Winsor's The Mayflo\7er Town, 437 

Winthron. Robert (V, AdJres.^es and Spjoche* 
of (ls:>i-l.?>,6). 121 

Wiiod^^ard's Woodward Ta^iiy. fi^j 
Book-Plates, Heraldic , Early tuuthcrii. 29fl ,' 

Boston Cadets, 150th Anniver.^ary oj, note os, 413 i 

Boston Epitaphs, Vol. II., ncfe, "220 
Ecitou, an Old Landmark, 2'.i3 

BjLitwell, Abigail, cjuery. iiO . 

Hoyes Antipas. heirs of, query, 92 
Bradley, Hezikiab, fiuery, 315 
L'ratrle, Capt. Thomas, and Lis Jlea, 275 
I'tomin, Major, query, 220 ; r.-piy to, 315 
Bio'vn, .^bi.2a.ii. fjuery, 95 ; 

Butterworth I'iicily, 191 ; 

Candler MS3., note.i, l&O. S2S, 313 ; 

Cheevcr, Ezekiel, additiou'jl Notes, 65 ' 

Chester. Col., and .lohu Harvard. 411 

Clariii; U'a.iiei, query, 4i3 

Coats of Aims. (Siii Iliiistrntions.) 

Coop.-r, Kev. Samuel. I'.ary f.f, 3S>i 

Co.x, M2'-g;;ry, geaeali'gical note, 55 

Crane Tauuiar Pedigree, 1;~ 

D'-.ane, Thomas, Boston, eenealogical notes, 260, 34i' 

Deaths (current), 248, 347 '■ 

DeWc.lf, Beltlia2;a-, qaery. 220 ; reply. 221 ' 

Dcxttr, liniotny, alleged specuLatioa in Condi.ea'.ai ! 

.Mrpcy, rtpiy *.o, 9:S ! 

L'iary or Rev. Samuel Cooper, of Boston, 3SS i 

Di^-'iton Rock -ijferred io,'4l4 j 

I.'iabrowe Tabular Pedigree, 360, 3bl ' 

Documents, discovery .>f rLiaticg to history' of Nsn" < 

ilamp':hire, cCS j 

Dover, N. H., Church Records, 33, 1S3, 27S ' 

Durham Visitations, reference to, aote, 414 \ 

Early Approprialiors for PuV.iio SoliOv^!?, 313 ) 

Early S'latheru Heraldic Pook-Plates, 21S j 

Early Flag's of .N'ew Er^la'.'.d. 133 ; 

Jiarly New England Engrav^T, 'jote, 94 « 

I'Mdy, Charles, query, 221 j 

Ldiiii;iir;;h University Graduates (.\rr,oric\u1 iz ; 

Medicine, 391 ' ; 

Electric Tt'egr ,ph, t.'ie Icveut.jrs of, queiT, 210 j 

EcgUmd. WiV.srs's Geneai'.gical Gieaniags in, 53, j 

I5S. 255, 353 ' 

Episo.jpal Church for Cambridge, note. 412 f 

EpisiMiiaiian, query, il3 i 

Erraui. o4S, 4U ' | 

EiiP.v Co. Probate Kecords, gl-;ania>r^, S2 • 

Lulcgies and Klc-ies ou Rev. Joha ivogers. I'.o | 

Extracts from P,.-iQC? Ortorgi's County liecorii, ■ 

Z'larjlaiid, rote on, 3!3 i 

Family Mem>rii:'i3, notice of, 221 i 

Genea'iOjies — 

Blois, 293 

Butterworth, I'Jl 

Cht-ever, 05 

Crine (tabular), 177 

Di?browe itiibular;, 
SoO, 361 

Bill, U;bb. Ai-jrj, J2 

Li.ic-lu. 1.-3 

Litlht' :n, LC4 
Geuealo-iea ir I'ressiralio.' 

ilrijvrn, I'jJ. 224 
Cone, 317 
Cults, 102 
Lurar.t, Vy. 
Vv- ■./r,.2-2-4 

0.;!i.o. 235, 393 

Pring, 80 

i;au^-'y. 55 

Kc-ers (tabular;, 15? 

Savery, Vjj 

Tu.-ner. 215 

W;inl Ctahular'), 2S3 

>^'^-, 21, 3.y4 ■ 

Weaioc. iSo 

Ildrnrei!, 315 
flaobaid, 31r! 
Kingsbury 124 
Marston, -ii^ 
Nor«.hrap. 224 
I'en-in, 115 
i'lcrce, 3ib 

General Index. 

QenenloKles In preparation— 

J\.rter. -Zli Steere, 224 

Price, 224 Taylor, 102 

Eampjon, 318 Towle, 313 

Shermiiii, 102 >Vight, 102 

0<>nealogical Gleanings in Enplauil, 53, 158, 255, 353 

OeneiiloL'ica! Queries, 90, 96, 412 

0--'nea!ngies of the Principal Roman Catholic faini- 
li.j in h\'?l.iDU, n.ite, 414 

G'K.i M'.vM. i|i":ry, 92 

Gralrini or r,,ihn.ed, query, 5*5 

Green and Warren, queries, 315 

Oroton Documents, 262 

Hakes. Solomon, query, 97 

Kali, HilarjJ, memoir of, 9 

Hampden, query, 221 

Harvard College Alumni, official positions of, 300 

H:iw!i'V, query, 94 

Hill (David) Family Bibls Record, 52 

Hiatorioil Societies Pr'xeedir.25 — Chirintro, 104 ; 

N. K. Historic Genealogical, lu2, 224, 3iS, 415; 

Key Hampshire. 321 ; New London, 322 -, Old 

Colony, 220-, Rhode IsUr.d, 103, 226, 321, 41S ; 

Viri-Ioia, 226, 322 i Weymouth, 320 ; Western Re- 

ssrve, 418 
Hu.:lii-ocl: Family, note, 101 
Hoadly's Judijes and OiTxevs Court of Connecticut, 

note, 100 
Hi'rl!)ut, Elisha, query, 311 

Hlu'f rat ions — 
AotOfjvuphs — Manasiah Arrnitage, 85 ; James 

Hates, 85 ; Hiland Hal!, 9 ; Frederic Ki-ider, 

12S ; >Janninp Leonard, 249 ; Ihomai- Savory, 

377,373 ; James Walbrid^e, 85 ; Robert Ware. 23 
Faciiiiiil'; fiom the Booke of Records of the Aga- 

wrinie l'lai:'.ation, 19 5 
In.>.?rip'ion3 — DisbroTV, Samuel, 360: Pisfcrow, 

Uoje, 301 ; Wcoclbridge and Jordan of Barba- 

d )es, 30'J 
Fortrails— Charles Adams, 349 ; Hiland H.ili. 8 ; 

Fi-ed'.ric Kidder, 12S } Manning Leciard (2), 

2 IS 
Tahaiar Pedigrees— Crane, 17" ; I^iohrcwe, 380 ; 

Qmney, 55 ; Rogers, 158 ; Ward, 2S2 

Incen Jve to Labor, note, 157 

Iron Works at Taunton, the, 83, 2S1 

Johnson Family in England, note, 411 

Keysar, genealogical note, 55 

KiiMiT. Frederic, meiT'/ir of, 129 

Ki:';; Philip's War, Sol jiers in, 70, 201, 271, 402 

Kin.i^ Marriages, query, 95 

Layton, Col., query, 220 ; reply to, 315 
Ltiaiid Stanr'urd, Jr., Cniversity, note, 99 
Ltttters of— 

Chw-rer, F.zel:iel (1651\ 66 

Downi'i- Km.lnuel (1636), 183 

G.:rd.ji;. Driunpton (16o0), 133 

Lt-L'te, Wi!li,tmn'D54\3.66 

Rujf. 11, John (1576), 201 

Rjete, R'.hert '1625), l62 

'Xurntr, WiUiarc (1670), 72; (1C76). 77; (1676), 
i..?<^r.arJ Manning, memoir of, 249 
Lincln, VVe'iilcnt, Lineage of, 153 
I.i'.tletOM Fiimily of Virgiria, tentative p>.'digree, 304 
I/'ivc Letter of a former Governor of >Ja33achuseit3, 


il»ck. qur;ry, 314 

>I.iiiie WW.i, notice, 223 

.M.iAMn, (ir.-r.'?, notice of fnrthcomin? memoir, 316 

Maa^achii^elts Archive*, Gltarinji. 32 

J*;ai,s-ii.-!,u3.'t'.i " ^^<.K:i^;ty for Propagating tl»e Qos- 

5>^I," r >(••, S4 
ilath.-,-, Ui-riord. note, 413 
SI'hl iN '.oc 'j K)d Indians, note, 2TS 
Jlerii.Kr,-! of the Ne'.v- Koifliinu Hist. Qr;n. Society, 

Obiiuio-lea of. (See Hecrotagy ) 

Memoirs — 

Charles Adams, 549 

Hiland Hall, 9 

Frederic Kidder, 129 

Slanning Leonard, 249 
Missing Records, query, 313 
Morse, Elijah, note, 264 

Necrology of the New England Historic Gener^ligi- 
cal Society — 

Chester Alan Arthu'. 231 

Francis Walker Bacon, 422 

Henry Ward Beecher, 227 

Samuel T. Bent, 323 

Edward Eaton Bowen, 223 

Sidney Brocks, 424 

Nah ira Capen, 324 

Saniu-'l Trowbridgo Chamnney, 421 

Oti? Clapp, 223 

CMivtr Rich'irdson Clarke, 326 

William Smith Clark, 325 

Charle? Francis Conac'c, 233 

Francis Grigson, 232 

John Lord ilsyes, 425 

Charles Dudley Homans, 231 

Daniel Thomas Tose lluntooj, 32? 

Frederic Jodos, 4'JS 

Amos Adams Lawrence, 229 

Wil'iam Rii.hard Lawrence, 229 

John Sav'oiian Ladd, 327 

Ariel L<jT7, 2"'Z 

John Bostwicic Moreau, 322 

Henry Oadordonk. 227 

nor..iio Nelson Otis, 419 

George k. Oviatt, 329 

Sila^ Keed, 423 

Jarres Bardwell Richards, 325 

Benjamin SilUrran, 419 

Edwin Thompson, 236 

George Qt-incv Thorndike. 324 

Charles R'jssoii Trt-.;n. 420 

Richard CLejevix Trench. 105 

Thor^as Rutiierford Trowbridge, 327 

Townsond Ward. 420 

Frar.cis Minot Weld. 422 

William G. Wise. 423 

Charles WooUey, 105 
New England Gleanings, SO 

New Endand Historic Genealogicr.l Society — Aunaal 
Address, 141 ; Necrology of, :!0o, 227. 322, 418 ; 
Proceedings of, 102. lV24, 313, 41.5 
New Hampshire, discovery of iinportaat Docu.-iieaus 

relating to history of, 306 
Newspapers in 1SS7, note. 317 
New Yo:k Records, query, '.419 
Notes and Queries, 90, 219, 311, 411 

Obituary Notices, (Sea Necrology and Biog'opM- 

cal Sketches.) 
Odlin Genealog-y, 265, 393 
Old Landmark of Boston, 233 
Oxford .Matriculation (1715-1336) , note, 4U 

Pirker, query. 314 

Perlethorne. Nof^, Register of, note, 99 

Petivions— Joseph SiU, 410; TurL,cr, Mary (:67fl), 

76, 209 
Phelps, Gen. John W., Life of, nots, 99 
Phiilimore, W. P. W., eeneaiogicai i ivestigator, 101 
Pierce, Tboma?, note, 412 
Poole, Cape. Jonathan and bis Men, 271 
Porter, Elijah, query. 220 
Portraits. (Se^e lUustralirm}.) 
Porrait of the Karl of Ctiatham, note, 100 
Pring Family, 35 

O.ueries. (See Notes and Qucrit.i.) 
Q'iin-;y, Kici^ard, gsaeali-gical note and tabular ped- 
igree, 53 

Re<.'ent Pt-bi^caMocs. 227, 217. :115. 43.^ 

Records— Dove.-, N. U. (Chui-ch). 83. 13S, 278; 
Es3:x Ci. Uleatiings, 82; Yorii Co., Me., Glean- 
ings. 33 

Remarkable Picture, cote, 213 


General Index. 

Revolutionary SolJiers, query, 315 
Ridiculous Rec irJs, note, 93 
Robins, Oheiliencrf, note, 3€3 
Ro?era geneal isry and tabular pediin^e, 155 
Rogers, Rev. John, elej^es on, 1S5 
Eomaa Catholic families in England, genealogies 
of, note, 41-1 

St. Batotnh, Biahopgate, London, Parish Register, 

DNte, 2-23 
Savage. Edward, query, 219 
Savage, Tboraad, note, 367 
Savery Fiimilies in America, 369 ; note, 412 
Shepard, No.ih, query, 220 
Sill, Capt. Joseph and his men, 102 
Slavery in Virgmia, note, 222 
Soldiers in Kin,' Philip's War, 70, 201, 271, 402 
Southern Historical Society, note, 414 
Stoildard Family, query, 97 
Suffolk Parish AjcouDt Book, excerpta from, 150 

Taunton, Mass., the Iroa Works of, S3, 2sl 

Thinfr, a ootifradictioa cleared up, note, 312; reply 

to note. 414 
Town'iries io preparatioQ— 7 ratriinzhair". 223; 

Kenaeliuik, Me., 99 ; Wells, Me., yQ : Woodbury, 

Cocn., 101, 223 
Tcwr. Records. (See Records-) 
Tracy — Bout lU, query, 219 
Tubbs, queries, 219 

Turner. Capt. William and his men, 70, 201 
Turner Family, note, 215 

Upham, note, 316 

Waite, note, 2S3 

Wandsworth, Surrey, Registers, note, 100 

Ward Pedigree, 2S2 

Ware Genea!'i:zy, 21 ; additions and corrections, 

394 ; t:"te on Errata. 315 
Warren, Tievi, query, OS 
Waters 's Geneil jiira": Gleanings — 

Adapjs. Elizabeth (166C), 236 

Boyes, M;>tthew (1051), 131 

Butcher, Mary (1651), oS 

CoDVers, Allen (lri391, 255 

Convers, Jnhn (1614), 255 

Con.srs, Th" (15 i3'). 255 

Confers, William (150T). 255 

Crane, R-.hert (165-t). 176 ; (1569), 177 

Crane, tamuel (IfiTO), 176 

Cox, Margery (lc56;. 55 

Die: pier, Thomas (1627), 1S2 

Da-< riiport, John, 01 

Des -le, Thomas (1633), 260 

Dis'>eruTve, Jeffery (1539), 3-53 

Disberowe, William (1610J, .353 

Disberowe, James (1090). 354 

I)i.5browe Sa: (I65U), 355 

DoS.^oD, Thoma-H (1627), 61 

Downirig, John (1623) , 6 1 

DowTiiog, Eaianuel (loOe). 1-S3 

Burner. Thi^miis (1650), 56 

Dummer, Jeremy (1731j), 57 

K^apc.e, -Tohn. 363 

Fo.x, Stephen (1663;, 257 

Qrcene, John (1623), 63 

Waters's Genealogical Gleanings — 

Gurdon, Brampton, 133 

Hamond, Joane (1212), 167 

Hamond, John (1612), 167 

Harnguett, Adim (1639), 175 

Hawes, John (1613), 173 

Hoadly, note, 364 

Hubbert. Mary (1665), ISO 

UuUon, Natlianie'. (16:^2), 58 

Koysar, ISonjaui'ii (1650), 55 

Kir':U.nd, John (1617), 60 

Leete, William, ietter (1654), 356 

Noves, Anne (1653), &4 

Pickard, John (1665). 181 

Pierce, Mark (1654), 56 

Prickett, Mile-i (16:i7). 62 

Quiney, Richard (1056), 63 

Ra:id, James (loSo'). 61 

Ray, John (lOCO), 174 

Reunire, Paul ue (1627), f," 

R.-igers, Dor.'thy MulO), 174 

Rogers, E.',ekiel (1061) , 178 

Rogers, John (1630), 164 ; (1601), IfiR ; (laiSI, 

Rigers, Margaret (1065), 181 

Rogers, Richdrd (1C13), lo-j 

Rogers, Thomas (1625), 163 

Ryeoe, Robert (16:36). 152 

Srtoner, Arthur '1337), 59 

Stvie, Sfimuel (1665), 259 

E Vines, Mary (i:53), 6;i 

Warl, John(15S8), 175 

V aters, Thomas (1614), 59 

West, John ao91). 259 

White, WiUir.m (H22), 63; (10:17), 63 

Willi?, Francis (1691), 207 

Winthrop, Stephen, 262 

Wiseman, Richard (1617), 173 
We'rh and Bvown, queries, 220 
Wells, Ma., early seule-s or", o.uery, 97 
Weptworth, n.ite, 36 
Weston Genealogy. 2S5 

Why men who could write made their raa/k, note, S5 
White, Wilii.'jni, query, 100 
Whittington, WllU.--.m, note, 367 
Wilrox Rubin, q -ery, 315 

Wilder, Marshall P., Po;thumoti3 Adaress of, 141 
Wills, Deeds and other Prabnte Records, abstract! 
of and from. (iSee fVatRTt's Gpnenlo^cal GLean- 

Culvsrwel'. Ezekiel (1631), 60 

Lincoln, Abraham (1737), l.-o 

Lincoln. Moiuecai ii736), 155 

Ware, a-i!J-.min (1744), 33 

Ware, Beriah (IJD.i), 34 

W.-ire, Ebenezer (1734), 23 

Ware, Eleazer il'.'iO), T/2 

Ware, Jonathan (1740), 38 

Ware, John (1715), 23 

Ware, Nathaniel (1767), 33 

Ware, Robert ri6&s), 23 : (1724), 27 

Ware, Samuel (17o0-l). 28 
Withi.igton, Henry, note, 413 
Wooobridge and Jordan cf Barbados, 309 

York County Records. Gleanings, 81 
Young, GidsOQ, note, 96 




J/^'/i^^^t ^/ ^^^^^ 



JANUARY, 1887. 


By Henry D. Hall, Esq., of North Bennington, Yt. 

r| -HE subject of this memoir, Ilihmd Hall, ex-Govemor and ex- 
i member of. Congress, was bom at Bennington, Vermont, ^ July 
20, 1795. ilis parents were of Eugjisli descent. The cniigninfc 
nncestors of each, John Ilall of the fatlier Nathaniel ILill, and 
Gcorice Hubbard of the mother Abigail ( Hubbard) Hall, aftw be- 
in'^ o'ver fifteen years at Boston and Hartford, became in 1G50 tbe 
first settlers and large land-holders in Middletown, Connecticut, 
where in its ancient burying-ground may no-.v be found tombstijues 
of some of their early descendants. 

His f\ither was a quiet, industrious farmer, coming to reside in 
Bennington in 1779, and marrying at Xorfolic, Ct., October 12, 
179-1, die mother, who ever proved a worthy and efficient iielp- 
r.ieet. Both were exemplary members of the Baptist Church, of 
which he was a deacon, and were respected and esteemed members 
of society. The boyhood and youth of Hiland Hall were spent 
on his father's farm. He became interested in reading when quite 
youn"-, and read all the books he could find or borrow in the vicini- 
ty, hfs taste naturally being for history or biography. 

His earlv education was obtained in the common Kchools of his 
neighborhood, with the exception of nearly three months at an 
academy in Granville, N. Y. ; which undoubtedly would have 
been rounded out to the full quarter but for sickness. The wri- 
ter does not remember of hearing him speak of any other sick- 
ness in h,is youthful days, tliis being impressed upon him as tak- 
ing largely from the sum total of his educational advantages, though 
liJ'liaslold how his good mother, caHing him to her side, when on 
speaking to tb.e children of getting ready for meeting upon Sunday 
morning, :u;d he making an excuse that he did not feel well, and 
(daiming he ought to be permitted to stay at honie, v.'ould reach for 
the '■ picra bottle," which was very generally kept in those days 
for woruts, which was the usually considered trouble with children. 

VOL. XLI. 2 

10 Hon. Hiland Hall. ■ [Jan. 

lie would generally feel better and soon tccovct, without taking a 
dose, so as to make his scanty toilet, and go to hear the sermons of 
at least an hour or more in length, which were preached twice on 
the Sabbath. 

Mr. Hall became interested in politics at an early age, favoring 
the republican in opposition to the federal party. During the war 
with England, early in September, 1813, a ^iCw weeks after he be- 
came eighteen years old, he was actively engaged in the formation 
of a young men's society in Bennington for a vigorous prosecution 
of the war, styled the "Sons of Liberty," and was one of a com- 
mittee of tliree to prepare and report a constitution for the Society. 
The well-bound book of records of the Society is still preserved, the 
minutes of its proceedings covering over sixtv pages of foolscap size. 
The Society held regular meetings, at which political Cjuestions were 
debated. Among its patriotic acts was the procuring from the 
ladies in tlie town and vicinity of 158 pairs of mittens and 42 pairs 
of socks, which in the name of the lady contributors were presented 
to the 11th Regiment of U. S. soldiers stationed at Platts!)urg, 
N. Y., in January, 1814, which regiment had been largely recnrt- 
ed in Vermont. The Society continued in active life until after tlie 
close of the war, the last record of its proceedings being an accoiirit 
of its celebration of the Fourth of July, 1815, at which there were 
an address, procession, dinner and eighteen toasts, in aecord;ince 
with the number of States of the Union at the time. 

After the close of the war in 1815, there was a lull in party pol- 
itics, and by 1820, the federal party, as a national organization, had 
ceased to exist, jNIr. ]\Ionroc, the republican candidate, being elect- 
ed president by a vote of all the states, the vote of only a single 
elector in Xew Hampshire being cast against him. At the elec- 
tions in 1824 and 1828, Mr. Hall, in common with most oi the 
New England republicans, voted for John Cuincy Adams. The 
supporters of Gen. Jackson, who was elected in 1828, assuming 
the name of Democrats, their opponents took that of National Re- 
publicans, which was afterwards changed to Whigs, to whicii Mr. 
Hall belonged until it became merged in 1856 in the new repui)iioan 
party, a name under which he began his early political life. 

He studied law and was admitted to the bar of Bennington Coun- 
ty in December, 1819 ; established himself in practice in his native 
town, \\-hicli he represented in the general assembly of the State in 
1827. In 1828 he was clerk of the Supreme and County Court for 
Bennington County, and the year following was elected State At- 
torney for the County, and reelected the three succeeding years. 

Mr. Hall being naturally of a generous disposition, and easily 
turned aside ^\hen collecting his own bills, and thinking little of 
money for its own sake, but using it freely for the necessary comfort 
of liis family, at this ti;ne increasing in nr.mbers, as well as answer- 
ing the claims of the needy and unfortunate ; he early became in- 

1SS7,] lion. Hiland Hall. 11 

volvcd in liis pecuniary relations, and for years lived in a home 
wliic'h -ivas heavily mortgaged, but which he was enabled to clear up 
in middle life, having never settled a debt at less than one hundred 
' cents on the dollar.- 

^\nother characteristic which tended to lessen yearly income, 
was the conscientious expression of Ins opinion to his clients as to 
i their just and legal clalnis wliCn advised with as to tlie bringing of 
f suits, or of continuing litigation after they had been commenced. 
A strict regard to right and justice often witldield the prosecution 
of suits, which in the hands of some would have brouglit returns in 
fees, adding much to the income of an attorney ; but it gave confi- 
dence to those having right upon their side in employing him, as 
they never had reason to fear that he would be tampered with by 
o[)j)osite counsel, or their cases in any way be jeopaidlzed by him 
for want of integrity. Thus the opinion obtained, to quite an ex- 
tent, that the side upon which he was engaged would prevail, from 
t!ic inherent justice it was undoubtedly possessed of. In after life 
he luid the satisfaction of not being straitened in his pecuniary cir- 
cumstances, thougli his magnanimous nature would have found ways 
to dispose of large possessions in the way of benevolence. 

In January, liSBo, he was chosen a representative in Congress to 
supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon. Jonathan Hunt, 
and took his seat on the 21st of that month, during tlie extraordina- 
ry excitement growing out of Mr. Calhoun's South Carolina nullifi- 
cation ordinance, and witnessed the failure of that first serious effort 
at disunion. At the same election Mr. Hall was chosen a member 
of the 23d Congress, which commenced its first session the follov*"- 
ing December. Tiie disti'ict then comprised the two counties of 
pjcnnington and AVindliam, with seven towns in Windsor County, 
viz., Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Ciiester, Springfield and 
Weston. This district he represented in Congress for ten successive 
years, receiving as a National Republican and AViug, fi\ediircrent 
elections by large majorities. His congressional service terminated 
the 3d of ilarch, 1843, he having declined being longer a candidate. 
In Congress Mr. Hall was a working rather than a talking mem- 
ber, though he occasionally made political speeches, among them 
one in 1834 against Gen. Jackson's removal of tl;e governnient de- 
posits from the United States Bank, and another in 183G in favor 
<^' the distribution of the proceeds of the public lands among the 
states, which measure was in effect consummated at tliat session in 
the ilistrilnition of the surplus revenue, by v»-hich nearly seven iiun- 
drcd thousand dollars were received by the State of Vermont, and 
adi|,d to the school-funds of the several towns. Both these speeches 
were printed in pamphlets and extensively circulated liy his ongres- associates and others, and the former was repiinted in New 
^ork jirior to the succeeding State election, and circulated as a cam- 
paign document. 


Hon. Hiland Hall. ['^an. 

But the speaking of :\Ir. Hull in Congress ^as In general of a 
business character, made to influence the votes of members on pend- 
ing questions, rather than for the country. His work on commit- 
tees, first on that of the post-office and post-r.jads, and afterwards 
on that of revolutionary claims, was onerous and severe, his printed 
reports covering several volumes of puhlic documents. In l^ob, 
j while a member of the post-office committee, h-: presented a report 

I in opposition to the mcssai^e of the President and the report of the 

I Post-Master General, which had recommended the enactment of a 

i law making it a penal offence to transmit by mail into any of the 

I southern s'tates, printed matter against the insiitutlou of slavery, 

! termed "incendiarv publications." The report, which was by a rni- 

l nority of the committee, was in answer to one that had been made 

1 to the Senate bv :Mr. Calhoun, and of which five thousand extra 

copies had been ordered bv that body. Besides showing the great 
difficulty and danger of such legislation, the report of Mr. Hall took 
the ground that Tt would be an Infringement of the liberty of the 
press, and a violation of the constitution, which had conferred no 
power on congress to look into publications and prescribe what 
opinions should and what should not be admitted into the mada, 
or be the subject of mail transmission. The report was signed 
[ by Mr. Hall and the Plon. George N. Briggs, afterwards gov- 

! ernor of Massachusetts, but as the mojorit.y of the committee failed 

1 to make their report, that of the minority did not become a public 

i document. It was, however, printed in the Xaticaal Intedigencer 

at AVashinrrton, and in New York and other papers. 

Mr. Hafrs services were especially important in committees and 
also in debate, in opnosiog wasteful and extravagant expenditures. 
While on the post-othce committee he took an active and prornment 
I part in framing and procuring the passage of the act or_ Juiy id, 

i 183C, which made a radical chanixe in the organization of tne post- 

I office department, and provided an etfectual system tor the settie- 

1 meut of its complicated accounts, by which an alarming series ot 

1 frauds that had caused a very great drain on the treasury, was bro- 

1 ken up, and an honest and economical administration ot its afiairs 

I inaugurated and secured. . 

Mr. Hall's successful efforts in rehition to one class of claims de- 
serves a more particular notice, as well for the large amount mvolv- 
i ed in them as for tlie powerful influence and bitter opposition he 

! was obli'^ed to overcome in exposimr their unfounded and iraudu- 

1 ulent character. For several vears there had been pa=smg througfi 

conirress, with little opposition, numerous founded on a..eged 
j promises of the legislature of Virginia, or of the Continental Con- 

f gress to A'ir-inia offic'.r^ of the revolutionary army, some of diem 

I denominute(f Commutation Claims, some Ilaif-pay and some Boun- 

\ ty-land Claims, but all depending upon similar evidence to sustain 

I them. In satisfaction of these claims there ha<I already been drawn 



Hon. Hiland Hall. 13 

from tlie treasury over three millions of dollars, nearly all of Avliieh 
hail been paid for supposed services of deceased Virginia officers, 
and there were still pending before congress claims to the further 
'amount of more than another million, and their number and amount 
were continually increasing. By a patient and laborious examina- 
ti.,.ii of the revolutionary arcluves in the department at Wasliington, 
with some information derived from the public records at Kichmond, 
Mr. Hall became satisfied that the great mass of the claims already 
paid was wholly unfounded, and tku those that were still pending 
were, if possible, still more worthless. In order to bring the sub- 
ject fullv before conirress, he obtained the appointment of a select 
CL>!umittee, of yhich'he was made chairman. He prep,ared a report 
unfavorable to the claims, which was approved by the committee 
and presented to the Huuse on the 27l1i of February, l<^o9, with 
the usual niotlon that it be laid on the tal>le and printed. Contrary 
to the uniform practice in such cases, the printing of the report was 
vehemently opposed by the Virginia delegation. After obstructing 
the actionof die House during the morning hour of that day, by 
dilatory morions and debate, they found the members impatient to 
order the printing under the previous question, upon which, as a last 
resort, INIr. Wise of Virginia calh-d fur the reading of the report, 
which' by strict rule he had a right to require before voting upon it. 
The reading of the report was commenced, and was continued 
through the^morning hours of February 2Sth and March 1st, with- 
in two days of the close of the session, when the pressure of other 
business prevented its being finished. 

:\Ir. AVise's unexampled hostile call for the reading, therefore, 
had its desi^^ned effect of smothering the report for that congress. 
The next s'ession of congress Mr. Hall became a member of the 
committee of Revolutionary Chums, and soon afterwards its chair- 
man. Oi the 24th of April, 18 iO, he made a report from that 
committee on the Bounty Land and Comn^utation Claims of the 
Virginians, similar to the one which had been suppressed at the 
closl of the previous congress, whicli sliowed by authentic docum^en- 
tary evidence that every one of those allowances was unfounded. 
; Tlie efforts of the Virginians to oijtain revolutionary allowances, 
esneciall', for officers' bounties under an old law of their state, bemg 
stiil contirmed, Mr. Stanly, of North Carolina, on the lOth of June, 
l.Sii), offered a resolution directing the committee of Eevolutionary 
Claims to examine and report on their validity, which resolution he 
aikrwnrds modified by substituting a select committee for that on 
Iv.^volutionury Claims. This was done on the connnaint that .Air. 
Hall, tlie chairman of the standing committee, was unreasonably 
and unin-tlv prejudiced, and w.nild not give the claimants a 
fair i^caring'. On the IGth of June :^Ir. Hall, having obtained 
thf flour, sjioke an hour in vindication of his course in regard to 
the claims, showing by undoubted documentary evidence that they 

VOL. XLI. i* 

14 Hoji. Hiland Hall. [Jan. 

were all, collectively and incliviclually, either wholly fraudulent or 
clearly unfounded on any revolutionary service to sustain them ; and 
he closed his remarks by presenting- a list of the names of sixty-four 
claimants, whose claims amounted in the wliolc to over two hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and comprised ail of the latest of those claims 
that had been recommended for payment by the executive of Vir- 
ginia, and were included in the bill then pending iu the House. 

He said every one of them was bad, and offered to abandon his 
opposition to the claims if any member would satisfy tlio House that 
any single claim was well founded. His remarks were comaiented 
upon by many of the A'irginians, and among tliem ^Nlessrs. Goggin, 
Goode and Gilmer, in speeches of an hour each, which were all 
highly laudatory of the patriotism of Virginians and her revolu- 
tionary heroism, but none of them ventured any attempt to show 
the validity of a single claim. The sp/cech of ]\[r. Gilmer in par- 
ticular was of an aggressive and extremel} personal character to- 
wards Mr. Hall, and was sharply replied to by him, in which his 
attacks were effectually repelled. 

Pie not only made a further exposure of the claims, but siioued 
that Mr. Gilmer, who had been governor of Virginia, had ori- 
ginated them by inducing the legislature of the state to recom- 
mend their payment by congress, when they w^ere well known to 
be entirely worthless ; that he had as agent of the Half-pay 
Claimants, whose claims were equally invalid, first presented 
them to congress, and that he was by a law of the state entitled to 
one per cent, on all that should be paid by the United States, on 
which he had already received over twelve thousand dollars, and 
was entitled to a like allowance on all future payments. This do- 
bate occupied the morning hours of several days, and having the 
nuTierous delegation of Virginia on one side and a single member from 
another state en the other, and being in a great degree of a personal 
character, attracted very general attention. The vindication of Mr. 
Hall, w-hich was full and complete, and overwhelming to his as- 
sailants, was listened to with unusual interest, and was also the 
subject of general newspaper notice and comment. Ex-President 
Adams, who was a member of the House at the time, notices the 
debate in his Diary publisiied by his son, as follows : 

.June 16th, 1S42. Stanly moved the appointment of a select committee 
to investigate the expeiulitures on account of Virginin Military F.ounty 
land warrants, from wliicli sprung up a debate, and Hiland Hall opened a 
hideous sink of corruption until he was arrested by the expiration of the 
morning hour. 

June 21st. Gilmer growled an hour against Ilall for detecting and 
expo=;iug a multitu'le of gross frauds, perpetrated iu the chums relating to 
the Virginia land warrants. 

June 22d. Goggin scolded an hour ag&inst Hiland Hall, and W. 0. 
Goode took the tioor to follow him. 


jgg--| Hon. Hiland Hall. 15 

T.HU' -Mth W. 0. Goode followed the Yir>zmia pack against Hall. 
Tar - Coope'r moved the previous question, but withdrev.- it at the request 
of IIull to give him opportunity to reply to the Virginia vituperation 

June 23th. IHland Hall took the morning hour to tiay Gilmer and the 
Virginia Military land warrants. 

T\i\< thorou-h exposure of tlicse claims, and the marked rebuff 
and discomfiture of their cliampions, followed as it soon after 
was bv a full history and condemnation of them m detail ni a 
renort'by Mr. Stanly's select committee, operated as a final ex- 
tin.^uisher of them. :^Ir. Hall was a member of the select com- 
miuee, and the rcnort had, bv direction of the committee, been pre- 
nared and made to the Hou.e by him. Gov. Gilmer, the leading 
I chami-ionof the claims, was subsequently feecretary of the Navy 
under President Tvk^r, and lost his life, with several others, by the 
bur^tin- of the Stockton cannon on board the Steamer Princeton in 
\ VArnxvj 1844. Bv the act of congress, passed m 1«32 on the 
anplication of the Vi'rginia Assembly, under the lead of Gov. Gd- 
mor, con-ress had a,-umcd tiie payment of certam half-pay claims 
which res'ted on alleged promises of tliat state to her ofhcers and 
bad i^rovided for their adjustment by the war department ihese 
are the claims before mentioned, for the allowance ot which by the 
United States Mr. Gilmer was entitled to receive a percentage. 
Thev were purely state claims, and there was no legal or equitable 
^ rrrotind for making the United States liable for them, mose intend- 
ed to be provided 1-or had not only been allowed and paid, but the 
act had been so looselv and inconsistently construed by lurmer sec- 
retaries of AVar, that":.rr. Hail, from his examination, felt able to 
show, bevond doubt, that allowances to the amount of several hundred 
thousand dollars had been made under color of its provisions, which 
the act in no wise warranted, and which were clearly untounued and 
unjust. .\s other claims of like character were still pcndmg m .he 
department, ^Ir. Hall felt it his duty to call the attention of the then 
recentlv appointed secretary to the lax manner in which previous 
allowances iiad been made, and he accordingly addressed a letter to 
him on the subject, in which he respectfully suggested the propriety 
of his reconslderiuiT the construction which should be given to the 
act. The secretary did not take the suggestion kindly, and rataer 
a .picv correspondence ensued, the purport and spirit oi whicn may 
be gathered from the two concluding letters, which were as follows : 

Department of War, Feb'y 25th, 1842. 

^""'in answer to your letter of the 24th, I iransmit herewith a copy of 
vour tormer letter of the 2l3t inst., as you request; and have to state that 
i cuul.l not perceive the object of it, if it were not to induce a suppression 
of oi...ralions in the class oi cases to whicli you allude. I am extremely 
ob!i-r,| to vou for the information you -avo, and will be still further obliged 
\i y.n ca!rp"i''t out a mode in which the erroneous coustructiou you sup- 

16 Hon. Hiland Hall. [Jan. 

pose to hpvve been given can be corrected, without violating the indispensa- 
ble rule of iidheriug to former decisions. 

Very IJespectfully your obd't Sv't, 
Hon. Hiland Hall. J. C. Spencer. 

House of Representatives. 

House of Representatives, Feb'y 2Gth, 1312. 

I thank you for the copy of my letter of the 21st inst., iiiclosed iu 
yours of yesterday. In your letter you say you are extremely obligt-d to 
me for the information I gave you, and will be &tiil further obliged if I 
can point out a mode in which the erroneous coustruction I suppose to 
have lieen given the act of July 5th, lSo2, "can be corrected w;:hout 
violating the indispensable rule of adhering to former decisions." I would 
be glad to oblige you in t!ii; pai'ticular, but it is out of ciy power. Under 
au indispensable rule to adhere to erroneous decisions, I know of no mode 
in which they can be corrected. 

You are doubtless unaware of the ani'^unt of labor this "' indispensable 
rule of adiiering to former decisions " will save in the ucijustment of these 
half-pay claims. There will be no necessity of reading tiie law or the evi- 
dence in any case. You may safely allov/, without examination, all ckiims 
that are presented. I! engage to furnish you a precedent from " for- 
mer decisions " for any allowance you may make. 

I am, Sir, very resjiectfuliy yours, Hilaxd Hall. 

Hon. J. C Sjjencer, Secretary of ]Var. 

For an account of the claims and tlie correspondence in full, see 
report Xo. 485, second session 27th Congress. It is believed there 
Avere few' or no further allowances by the department. 

]\Ir. Hall was Bank Commissioner of Vermont for four years from 
I8-I0, Judge of the Supreme C'uri; for tlie like period until 1850, 
when he was appointed Second Com[itroller of rhe IJjiited States 
Treasury, his duties being to- revise and '' finally adjust " all ac- 
001' Its with the fjovernnient of otlicers and others in the War and 
Navy departments, after they had been stated and passed upon by 
the Second, Third and Fourth Auditors. A claim can^.e before him 
f founded on an expenditure tiiat had been ordered by the head of a 

I department which he thought was illegal, and the question arose 

I -whether he had authority to reject it. Ir v.-as insisted in behalf of 

the claimant that tiie secretary being his sujierir.r otiicer and repre- 
senting the President, the comptroller was bound !)y ids approval, 
and had no power tu disallow it. In support of this doctrine a la- 
bored written argument was presented, and it appeared to be sanc- 
tioned bv the published oiiinions of three former attornev-£renerals. 
; On full examination of the statures, ^Ir. Hall came to th.e conclu- 

j eion that juilicial authority had been designedly conferred on the 

accounting oflicers as a check u[)on lavish expt.'nditures in the depart- 
ments, and it was as much their duty to disallow* claims not sanc- 
tioned by law, as it was of a court of justice. The question being 
one of importance, the opinion of the comptroller was published in 

1887.] Hon. Hiland Hall. 17 

fpnni[)Iilet, and it is understood lias since been accepted and fol- 
lowed in the several departments, as a just exposition of the law on 
.the t^ubjcct, and recently a second edition of the same has been 
printed for the use of the Departments. 

In 1851, at the solicitation of President Fillmore, he accepted the 
oflice of Land Commissioner for California, his associates being 
Gen. James Wilson of Xcw Hampshire and Judge Harry I. Thorn- 
ton of Alabama. The duties of the commission were to adjust the 
claims to land under tlie treaty of IMcxico, the titles of the owners 
as recognized by the Mexican laws having been guaranteed to them 
by that treaty. Mr. Hall was chairman of the commission, and had 
charge of its funds, which he disbursed for its necessary expendi- 

Iturcs, which amounted to several hundred thousand dollars ; all of 
which was duly accounted for at the Treasury Department. On 
« the accession of President Pierce now commissioners were appoint- 
ed, and Mr. Hall, in the spring' of 1854, returned to Vermont, and 

: resuming his residence on the farm in Bennington on which he 

. was born, retired from the further practice of his profession. 

j\Ir. Hall vras a member of the convention which met at Phila- 
delpliia in 185G and gave the Pepublican Party a national charac- 
ter, by nominating candidates for the presidency and vice-presiden- 
cy. In 185S he was elected by that party governor of the state by 
a large majority, and reelected the next year by a similar majority. 
In his first message, besides calling the attention of the legislature 
to the local affairs of the state, he spoke in decided condemnation of 
the then recent attempt of the majority of the judges of th.e Supreme 
Court of the United States, in furtherance of the wishes of Presi- 
dent Buchanan and his advisers, to fasten upon the country, by judi- 
cial sanction, the new and extraordinary doctrine that the constitution 
itself legalized slavery in the territories, and that congress consc- 

: quently had no power to prevent its introduction. The language of 
the message in regard to this assumed action of the court was as 
follows : " With a strong habitual reverence for judicial authority, 

' when exercised within its appropi'iate sphere for the determination 
of individual rights, I confess I have not a high regard for it, when 

: sought to be extended to political questions. The history of our 
parent country furnishes many examples of judges, learned and emi- 
nent, whose extra-judicial opinions were sought and obtained by the 

; government for the purpose of crushing out the rising spirit of lib- 
erty among the people. Indeed, for the character of the judicial 
ermine, it is to be lamented that judges, of distinguished legal at- 
tainments, have often been found giving countenance to oppression 
and wrong by ingenious and fanciful constructions, and that English 
liberty has been fixed upon its present firm foundations, not by the 
aid of judicial efforts, but by overcoming them. There is reason to 
iiu[)e that the extra-judicial opinions of the judges in the Dred Scott 
case, Contrary as they arc to the plain language of the constitution, 
to tl;e facts of history and to the dictates of common humanity, will 

18 Hon. Hiland Hall. [Jan. 

meet the fate which has attended those of the judg;cs in the parent 
country, and that liberty will be eventually established in spite of 
them." In his last message in 1859, he thus announces hib deter- 
mination to retire from further public service : '' In closing this my 
last animal message, I cannot withliold the expression of my grate- 
ful thanks to the freemen of the State for the confidence which they 
have on all occasions so generously manifestetl towards me ; and I 
beg to assure them that in retiring from public life at the end of the 
present political year, I shall carry with me the warmest and most 
heartfelt wishes for the continued pros[)erity of the State, and for 
the welfare and happiness of its people.'" 

He however consented to act as one of the commissioners to the 
fruitless "Peace Congress," which, on the call of Virginia, assem- 
bled at Washington in Fel)vuaiy, 1801, on tlie eve of the rebellion. 
He was chairman of the delegation from Vermont. 

Mr. Hall has always taken a deep interest in American history, 
especially that connected with the territory and state of Vermont. 
He delivered the first annual address that was made before tiie Ver- 
mont Historical Society ; and for six years from 1859 v.-as its presi- 
dent, and has since been active in the preparation and arrangement 
of the materials for the two published volumes of its collections, and 
in otherwise promoting its usefulness and success. 

He read several historical papers at the meetings of the soci- 
ety, some of which have been published, — among them one in 1869 
in vindication of Col. Ethan Allen as the hero of Ticoudcrogn, in 
refutation cf an attempt made in the Galaxy Magazine to rob him 
of that Iionor. He has contiibuted historical papers to the Xew 
York Historical Magazine, to the Vermont Historical Gazetteer, to 
the Philadelphia Historical Record, and also to the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register. In 18G0 he read before the 
New York Historical Society a paper showing ''why the early in- 
habitants of Vermont disclaimed the jurisdiction of New York and 
established a separate government." 

In 1868 his Early History of Vermont, a v»-ork of over 500 pages, 
was published by J. ^Munsell, Albany. In it the controversy of 
its early inhabitants with New York, and their struggle for the estab- 
lishment of their state independence, as well as tlieir valuable ser- 
vices in the cause of their common country daring the revolutionary 
war, are largely treated ; and the necessity of their separation from 
the government of New York in order to maintain the title to their 
lands and preserve their liberty, is very fully and unanswerably 

Gov. Hall was very prominent in his exertions to have a suitable 
centennial celebration of the battle of Ijennington, and in securing 
for it the favorable action of the State Legislature, and also in sub- 
sequently promoting its successful accomplishment. Accordingly, 
a few days of the week comprising the loth of August, 1377, was 
set apart for this object, and devoted to the discussion and presenta- 

188 7.] Hon. Hiland Hall. 19 

tion of papers on subjects connected with the revolutionary period 
of the history of the state, in wh.ich the governors and other eminent 
men of '^lassacliusetts, New Hampshire and New York participated, 
as Avi'Il as President Hayes and a number of his cabinet. Thou- 
sands of tlie citizens, among them many mihtary companies, with 
bands of martial and other music, from Vermont and adjoining 
states, and in fact from all parts of the union, participated in the 
services and made it a very remarkable occasion. 

A few months before the celebration he prepared a clear and full 
description of the battle, with an account of its important conse- 
quences, which was extensively published in newspapers and pamph- 
lets, a copy of v.-hich has a place in the official account of the cen- 
tennial celebration. 

]Mr. Hall was from the first deeply interested in the erection of a 
proper monument for the commeirioration of the battle of Benning- 
ton. The later years of his life, and especially the last year, hav- 
inir reached the aire of ninetv, were 2:ivea to efforts for directin'y 
and educating public opinion as to wiiat kind of a structure would 
best mark that important event. A report wa^; made in December, 
1884, by a committee of the Bcnningtou Battle Monument Associ- 
ation, on design, recommending ''a structure to stand about twenty 
feet square on tb.e ground, and about fifty feet in clear height, and 
to be on a mound ten feet high, making a total height of about sixty 
feet." This caused surprise and sorrow to Mr. Hall, and early iu 
1865 he published a short letter to the association and friends of the 
enterprise, giving his objections in a condensed form to the design 
recommended. In June following he addressed an open letter, 
printed in a pam.phlet of twelve pages, to the members of the asso- 
ciation, in which he set forth at length his views of monuments and 
their form, in relation to different historic events, and reviewed the 
design of the committee recommending the small, lo\' structure, and 
advised, as his opinion, the erection of a t:iil, large, bold a.nd com- 
manding shaft, as a proper one to mark the victory. The foilowlng 
are his closing remarks in this letter : 

" After a few more words by way of apology for the length and earnest- 
ness of this letter, I will bring it to a close. Born within less than twenty 
years after tl\e battle, near the field where it was fou2;ht, and reared 
from chiklhood atnoiig those who were engaged in it, I early imbibed 
from their lips a taste for its study, and from such study acquired a con- 
victiou that it was au event of very great importance in the revolutionary 
history of our country. This conviction has lasted me through life, and 
has perhaps groivu iu strength with increasing years. I was carlv in lavor 
of erecting a monument to the event; and, as president of the Bennington 
Historical Society, I took part in fi-aming the bill for the incorporation of 
the Battle ilonument Association, attended the session of tlie legislature 
at Moritpelier in 187*), and gave such aid to our Bennington representati"e 
ii) procuring its passage as was in my power. For several years past tiie 
su}>ject of the coustnictlon of the monument has been in the care cf a Board 

20 Hon. inland Hall. [J'ln- 

of Directors in whom I had conMence, believing tliat they wouia agree 

the A.socuuon, '"•^' . - „,.^^[\y advanced a?e, into very un- 

^e<s toward any one ; umfnitwkhstamling oar uutngonism on tins subject I 
h";; .°r,i m-st t\,ey ,rin still allow me to rocogni.e th.m as my fr.enJ., as 
I shall certainly remain theirs." 

The above letter was extensively circulated and read, and as a 
result of the strong presentation of the character c^ the j.oiunncnt 
reouired at the annual meeting of the Associaaon in Axv^u.t ot 
heCLe year at Bennington, which was very largely attended and 
tea'inteLt manifested: and tlie whole matter TuHy d.scussed t le 
"report of the committee on design" was withdrawn, and tl;^ A,,o 
ciX voted unanimously to erect a monument of -g-^-|e and 
crvandeur, as best befitting the event to be commemorated. A new 
rnmuke was thus ,iven to the enterprise, and with the means already 
obtained ere lono-^he work will be completed. 

T^Un versitfof Vermont in 1859 conferred on km the honor- 
ary de^ee of LL.D. He was a life-member and_ vicc-prcalent 
fo^i?mont f the New England Historic Genealogical bociety, a 
'Member of the Long Island Historical,^ an hono^ary^m^^^ 
ber of the Buffalo and corrcspondmg member of the Nev. loik Hu. 

'' nf ^tSied in 1818 to Dolly Tuttle Davis, of Eockingham 
Vermon w 0, after over sixty years of happy and useful married 
life died Janu-lry 8, 1879. Tiie fruit of the marnagc was six .ons 
nnd two dnu.hteL Of the sons, four are now living, viz., i^enry 
J?'^ ithn v., of Bennington ; Nathaniel 1 .of J^^on^^ 
gan; and Charles, of Springhcld, ^^''f^'^'^'^l^^ 
were, Eliza, wife of Adin Thayer,_who died in ISlo , Hda.d H. 
Tn 1851 ; Laura, wife of Trenor AV. Park, m Ib/D ; and M. Car- 

'''o^'v^Han died in Springfield, Mass. at the house of his eon 
Charles with whom he was spending the winter, December L% 
ISS.r He retired in usual health on the night of the 17th and was 
heard in the mornino- to open the register for more warmth, as wa, 
hircustom, when a full attracted tlie attention ot tl.e finnily, and on 
'oin^ to the room he was unable to rise but gave directions for ti 
?arin- of himself. He lived about two hours, the machinery of tat 
• bodv'seeminglv having worn out, he being m his nmety-tirst > ear. 
H^remain^ w^re taken to Bennington and interred m the cemete.y 
at Centre BenninL^ton, where he had had, for years previously, a lot 
prepared, andwh^re his beloved wife and mo.t of Ins descendants 
have been buried. 

1887,] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 21 



By Miss EiiMA F. Ware, Milton, Mass. 

"TVrOTIUXG is with certainty kno'.vn of the English liome of Robert 
-1-^ Ware, of Dedham. The traditions in regard to it are fo nu- 
merous and conflicting that no rehance can be placed upon any of 
them. Disregarding tradition, the investigator naturally turns first 
to the eastern counties of England, from which so many of the early 
settlers of Dedham came ; but the only result of the sliglit search 
v/hich has been made tliere is the following entry among the records 
of burials at Wrentham, Suiiblk : "Robert Weare, Mar. 8 1G34." 
The family of Weare, or Were, is of great antiquity in Devon and 

Dedham vras incorporated in 1636. | The territory which was in- 
cluded in the original grant now forms the whole or part of seven- 
1 teen or eiirhteen difTerent towns. 1 The orif;inaI settlers of Wren- 
I tham removed tliither from the original Dedham settlement ; so that 
the mention of their names first on the Dedham tov/n records, and 
later on those of Wrentham, shows an actual change of habitat. On* 
the otlier hand those families who are recorded first in Dedham and 
then in Needliara or Walpole ; or first in Wrentham and then in 
Foxboro' or Franklin, simply changed their legal residence owing 
: to the incorporation of a new town, but in most cases resided where 
they had always lived. 

Robert Ware had lands granted him in Dedham 6. 12. 1G42 
(Feb. 6, 1G42-3). He was made freeman May 26, 16-17; was 
member of the Artillery Company in 1641. He lived and died in 
Dedham, though tliree of his sons — John, Nathaniel and Robert — 
removed to Wollomonopoag, incorporated ad Wrentham in 1673. 
His name stands second iu point of wealth on the tax list. His 
will, made February 25, 1698, was proved iSIay 11, 1699. The 
inventory, taken May 3, was £2-50 2 10. 

• Although grant pains have been taken to secure the correctness of the data in the fol- 
lowing pr.per, ir. is impossiijle that no mistakes should have beon macle. All corrections, 
eaiendation? and additions will be gratefully received by the coinpik'r, as it is intended as 
soon as possible to print a fuller actxanc of the family, bringing the history down to the 
present time. Scnn tacts have been obtained from a sketcli printed in the Rzoisteb, 
vol. -.i., in connection witli Joseph Ware's journal of an expedition to Canada. 

t " In I'jG^ uineiy-five small houses, placed iiear each other, •■.vere situated within a short 
distance of Tviiere the court-house now stands, the greater part of tiiem cast of that placs 
and around Dwigiit's Brook. A row of houses s:oo"d on the north side of Hi~h .Street, 

that roa<l was then called v.hich extends from the bridge over Dwight's Brook westerly by 
the coart-hon^e. The total value of these houses was £601. Four only of them were' val- 
ued at £20 ei:cli. The srrcatcr num!>er were valued at from £3 to £10."— "Worthinston's 
History of reJham. 

t Dedh-.Tti, 1G:36; Medfiold, 10-50; Wrentham, 1673; Sherborr., 1074; Xecdhani, 1711; 
Meduay (from ]Medfie!ii), 171.3; Bellin'^iiam, 1712; Walpnic, 1724; Foxtjiiyo'' and frank- 
sin (Vvrertha;n\ 177S; IVatick, 17SI ; Dover, 17.:'4 ; Hyde Park. 1S()8; Noriuik, lo70; JS'or- 
wood, 1872; Wellesley (Needham), 1831; Slillls, ISSd; aad West Roxijury, 
VOL, XLI. 3 

22 Genealogy of Rohert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Will of Robert Ware of Dcdhain. 
In the year of our Lord one Thousand six hundred Ninety eij^ht nine, the twenty 
fift day of February, I Kjbert Ware of Dedham, in tlie County of Suffolk in hig 
Ma:«'>^» Collony in tlie Massachuseta bay in New England, beins; put in mind of my 
^reat chan^', by age, & the infiiiuities thereof, accordinn; to my duty, I do hereby, 
in the time of ray life, k in the injoym' of my understanding make,"ordeyne & de- 
chire this to be my hist vrill and Testam*. for the disposcim^ and setleing of those 
thinp^ of ii!y Estate, whicii the Lord he betrusted mc with, wherein first, I ouut 
my preciiius soul inti» the hands of almighty God, in and through the Lord Jeses 
Christ, my most blessed Kederner, & my body to the earth to be therin inter- 
red in christian buryali at the discretion of my executor^ heerin heorafter nPcmed. 
lmp=^ 1 do heerby giuc unto my Deare and well beloved wife Hannah ware the 
use & improuem' of the East end of my dwelling iiuuse & the north end of my li.irne 
& halfe ray ocirchard & une third j)art of my pasture land near my house li at y"= 
north end of the Island planting field, & one third part of my lot that I purolia.-ed 
of John Keelura y- is fenced in pertickular, & halfe my broad meadow that lye be- 
twixt the lands uf John Eatun & the wlddjw Kingsberry, & one horse beas't, and 
as much household stuff as she stand in need of, for her use all the tearme of her 
caterall li!e, all those things aforrt's'' and the Twent.y pounds of money, she haue 
receiued, for her to dispose of as she se cause. & my sou Samuel is to prouid her 
wood fit for the tier at all times vrhat she shall need, & he to be p^ed out of my 
estate what is just, also I giae untu my loacing wife y« use & improvem' of two 
acres of land y' is broken up wher Samuel haue a part neer magus hill.. J'urilier- 
more my mind & will is that each of my childeren shall haue equall portions in my 
estate exceepting my son John Ware who is to haue Twenty pound more then a 
I single portion, & what I, haue giuen to each of m\' children formerly as it is set 

i doune in my book is to be acounted to each of tb.era as a part of there portion, 

and for most uf my lan'ds I do deuide them amongst my tliree sons in Dedham, and 
I what they, or any of tiiem shall haue more than there equall portions they Diust 

I make good paym' for the s^rae to my exccuto'* within the space of four yeares after 

[ my li my. wiues decease for them to pay them that want y^ makeing up of ther 

j portions as followeth : — 

j Item. I giue unto my Son Samuel Ware & to his Heirs & assignes foreuer the 

[ we'st end of my dwelling house and the South end of mv t)earn. and my new hearn, 

I and my shop, and halfe my oarchard. & two parts of three of all my pasture land, 

neer my house, & Greens lot, & two thirds of all my land at the north end of ye 
Island planting feild, & two part* of three of y^' land I purchased of John Kee- 
lum, i; a quarter part of my broad meadow, & my foule meadow, 5; all mv swamps 
near my house, and about Greens lot, & my swamp neer south playue. t^ my land 
at the clapbord trees, more, fiue acres of woodland near to meadfeihl way, as it 
abut on Ji;seph Wights lot, more, I giue unto him ha'te of that hnd I bought of 
M'' D vight near to magus hill abutyih on y"^ lauds of widdjw Metcalfe west li Jn° 
Eatoii east, more, one third part cf my land at y stamping place. & one third part 
of my land at chesnut hill. & halfe my land at magus hill within fence, &, halfe my 
land one the north side of my fenced land & after y decease of mj' deare wife, Sam- 
uel my Sun is to haue all my houssing & all my oarchards, k all the land near my 
house, uplands & swamps. Oreens lot, A; all my swamps about it, k all ray lands at 
ye northerly end of planting feild, meadow & upland as it abutteth on the east on 
Charles riuer & y-' pond north. And all my rucadow and upland y' is fenced in with. 
Eleazer Kmgsberys lands near Vine Rock k, halic my broad meadow, and four cow 
com on Kiirhts. 

Item. [ giae unto my son Epherim k to his Heirs & assigneg foreuer, that land 
I purciiased of M'' Dwight y' abut on his house lot east. & halfe my land near ma- 
gus hill within fence, and halfe my land one the north side of my land fenced in, k 
all my Small p'-.reels of meadow near it, & one third part of my land at the -itamp- 
ing ground, ^ one third part cf my land at chesnut hiil k three cow comon Rights & 
one tourch part of br^ad lueaduw k after the decease of my wife, one third part, 
& all m\' children shall haue eo^uall share in my lot at tlie great ceader swamp. 

Item. 1 liiue unto my s-m Ebenezer Ware k to his Heirs and assigaes foreuer 
all my Land as it lyeth abuttinic upon Daniels swamp mi-idow east. Samuel Par- 
ker Di.irth. more, one parcell of land a little distant from hi.s houi-e lot towards the 
east, by Jn' Woodcucks land more one third part of i,!y land at the stamping 
ground, more a third part of my land at chesnut hili, ^ after luy wiues decease a 
third part of my broad iseadow, k three cow comon Right'?. 

1887.] Genealogy of Hobert Ware, Dedham. 23 

Iti'm. I giue unto my children at Wrentham onwards there portion? to be eqiial- 
Iv <l(.-uiik'd betwixt them all mj- luuueables, cattell & househ(.>!J snif what my wife 
L'an spare, & my clothes k. all debts due to me it eij:tit acres of Land I purchased of 
lliiicry Brock & Lxiu^vrt Gin^ryas it lyctli in the Island planriM:;- feild, more, three 
acres ot land I purchased of Thomas Eatnes abutting on Ju" Wwd cocks, after the 
decease of my wife the household stuff she bane to use, to be ccxualiy deiiided 
amoniist them. 

It is my mind and will is that my house ■, and lands near home may he low pri=td, 
& the lands in planting feild, being poor ;nnds & rcquiie uiiich fencein^, I do 
apoiiit A; iiupijwer mj' well bcloued suns John ^'^'are, Koh.trt V>''are & Samuel Ware 
to be the executo"'' of this my last will and Testam^ & 1 request and impower my 
liueing friends Deacon Thomas Metcalfe, Deacon William Auery, & Deacon Joseph 
Wight to be y*" ouerseers or superuisors to determin any difffrences that may ari;e 
from or betwist any persons conccarned in t!iis my last will, & '.vba: they or two of 
them if any dye y^ suruiueing determin shall be of full force at any & all times & 
care must be taken for to recompence y'= executo" & ouerseors. 

To contirme this my lost will and testament I haue heeuiuo set to ray hand & 
ecale y^ date aforesfi. 

In presence of us '^y 

Thomas Battelle /-*! 

hannah Alderidge f/Vr ^^cX 

Thomas F aller . \X> (^ 'ii^ 



EoBERT "Wares" married first in Declbam '' !Margrett Huntinge 24. 
1. 1615" (March 24, 1G44-5).* daughter of John Hunting, first 
ruling elder of the Dedham church, and his ^vife Esther (^Seaborn?). 
Margaret, the mother of all his children, died iu Dedluim, August 
26, 1670; and Kobert '• Weare " raarried second, 3Iay 3. iG7G, 
Hannah Jonesf (b. March 28. 1636, d. April 20, 1721), daughter 
of Thomas Jones, of Dorchester. '• Robert Ware the Aged " died 
in Dedham, April 19, 1G90. The. following inscription is in the 
old Dorchester biiryins ground: ''Here Lyes Ikiried | Ye Body 
of Hannah | Ware y"^ Widdow | of Eoberc Ware ] Aged 84 years j 
Departed this Life j y'= 20'^ day of April j' 172 L" The children of 
Robert and Margaret, all born in Dedham, were :X 

• As the new year began March 25. this date v,-ould naturally be translated 16t-5"6 ; but 
tha I'untext s'ows that It was a vear earlier. 

t In her w' 1. dated Jan. 21, 17-20-1, proved iMav 1, 1721, she lenves lo?.icies to " M'^ 
E.-th.T M.m, \ViilQW of the Rev'i Mf. ^lan, late pastor of tlie Chureh uf (Jlirln at U'rci!- 
t>,:im," £5; "to the Charch of rcliiara for to buy a Cup for the Communion Table 
£5;" to sons ia law EobL-rt & yatiranici Ware; to Hannah Baker Bau. of Ei'Oaezer 
joaej; to Mehitable Newel Daa. ufm'- Broihor .Jones; to the Widow EHy.abi'th Metcail'; 
to mv Cousin Esther Fi.iti"-h?.m of Bonon; to mv Cou-in Eii/.abotli Crocker EJi 
and £10 due from mr Sister Greoa deceased; Kinsman Thomn-; ('roc;;c:r; Reheoah 
Oreea daaghter of Jamts Green L>te of Bosron; the Suiwiving Dau:;hter of Richard 
GTu-en. Executors to .<e!! a meadow bought of Joseph Fairbanks, livin? the lii'St 
Vroter of it to Son in law S:\maci Ware; al'O land in Dorchester, •' Givini' Iv;nsn;eu 
ESK'uezer .Tones <t Jonathan Jones the rivsc Proftr of them." Attt-r ail Dulit.-< & lega- 
cies are paid the vemainder of the Estate to be divided into five p.atis; one fifth each 
to J'.im Greea, Samaei Green, Eii7..^befh Crocker, E.-thtT Flatin-ham; one Teiirh part to 
J'^nathan .Joa^s; and oi;e Tenth lo .Jonathnu Clap in tru-t 'or Sarah, wife or Jonatli.ui Jon.e-. 
" B'U before the Division of mr Estate Fifth Farts mv Will i.-> if my Xeplicw Jonathan 
Jon- -i shall faithfulh- dclivor Me the moriev I DLlivcred Him to keep for Me, Or in Case of 
niv Death shall rondoV a True Acw.uit upon Oath thereof to my P'^xeeu'nrs [ler^afrer 
Named as bein'-r pan of rar EsUte. anri Shall not Demand any tiriui: for my Board, Maii;- 
t'-!-uii.;o or Other Cha.-ires at His House, ... T do give and lienue.nli to Him . . . and His 
U^.T< Mv- Two Acres of Salt meadow on the Eii.-t Side of little N\-Jc in J3orchc'=ter, AvA 
'■•■■'.':■ s irah (lis Present V.'id; . . . Fouvtv Shiliing'^as particular legaces." Doao-.p. 
c::r a:id Serireant Elienezer Clap Executors. Witnesses : Elijah Danfortli, Joshua george, 
P:'- '-.-x-d Caaen. 

l->-nezer and Jonathan Jones were children of her brother Isaac; Ri:hard, John acd 
Sa:,ii,i-| Giecn of her sir^rer Reljecca, wifa of James Green. 

I "The Wares, soas of the progenitor of a long line of moral teachers." 








24 Genealogy of Robert TFcons, Dedham^ [Jan. 

Jens,- Oct. 6, 1G16 ; il April T. 171S, Wrfntluim. 

Nathaniel, Oct. 7, 1618; d. July 10, 1721, U'rentliam. 

Margaret, ftb. 14, 1G50-1 ; d. July 22, lG'J-1. 

KuBEUT, Aus- 1, ifi53; d. Sept, 16. 'l721, Wrcnthain. 

Esther, Sept. 28, 1G55 ; d. Sept. 3, 1731, Wrentham ; m. May 13, 1673, 
in Dedhaiu, Rev. Samuel Man, first minister uf Wrentham. only son 
01 William Man, of Cambridire, Mass. (h. July G, lGt7, li. C. IG.Jo, 
freeman 1673. crdnincd 1G92, d. May 22, 1719).' T!;eir children were 
ail born m W'rentham, except two, who were born in Milton after the 
Wrentham settlement was broken up in 1676, and before the return 
of the settlers in 1 680. 

1. Mary.^ April 7, 1674 ; m. May 4, 1708. Samuel Dearins. 

2. '%jmuel, Au2:. 8, 167.5; m. Oct. 13, 1701. Zipporah Biilines. 

3. Nathaniel, April 9, 1677, in Milton; m.Dec. 19, 1704, Elizabeth 

i 4. WiUioin, May 1, 1679, in Milton; m. Dec. 1, 1701, Bethiah 

1 5. Theodore, Feb. 8, 1630-1 ; m. Feb. 28. 1701-2, Abigail Hawes. 

I 6. Thomas, Oct. 24, 1682; m. Dec. 27, 1709, Hannah Aidis. Tbre* 

I of his children married Wares. He was gr.-grandfatLer of 

I , Hon. Horace Mann. 

[ 7. Hannah, June 12. 16S5 ; m. April .30, 1707, Samuel Davis. 

I 8. Beriah, March 30, 1687 ; m. Dec. 10, 1710, Daniel llawes. 

9. Pelatiah, April 2, 1689: m. Feb. 18, 1719. Jemima Farrington. 

10. Marraret, Dec. 21, liiOl ; m. April IS, 1711. Nathaniel Whiting. 

11. Eith-r, June 26, 1600 ; ni. Dec. 30, 1719, Isaac Fisher. 
I 5. Ti. Samuel, Sept. 30, 16.57; d. March, 17.30-1. 

I 6. vii. Ephraim, Nov. 5, 1659; d. March 26, 1753, aged 93, Needham. 

i viii. Elizabeth, Nov. 19, 1G61 : d. . 

i \x. Joseph, Sept. 8 ; d. Sept. 22, 1663. 

I 7. X. Er>E.NEZES, Oct. 23, 1667 ; d. , 17G5, aged 97, Needham. 

[ Second Generation. 

\ 2.t 

\ Jokn' Wake, born in Derlham, Oct. G, 1G46; died in Wrentbam, April 7, 

i 1718, in bis 73d year. Cue of the settlers, lG7i, of Wollomouo- 

! poa<r. incorporated as Wrenthatn 1G73. In March, 1G75-6, thf town 

1 "was deserted by tlie settlers, who took refuge from the Indians in 

: Dedham and elsewhere, and did not return till 1GS0.§ He is said 

I to have built upon the "'Bean Place'' as early as 1668. He Avas 

\ one of the first selectmen of W'rentham, 1G8G. Lieutenant .acd 

I Captain of the flrst military company, lGS9-171o. 
I John' married first in Dedham, Dec. 10, 1 668, Mary, daughter 

1 of Michael IMetcalf, Jr., and iMary Fairbanks (born Aug. 1-3, 1646, 

I died in Dedham. March 22, 1G76-7). 

I John* married second, l\[arcU 24, 1678-0, Joanna, daughter of 

I John and Joanna Gay, of Dedham, and widow of Natiianiel Whit- 

I ' ing. Jr. (b. March 23, 16 44-5, died at Wrentham, Oct. 26, 170S). 

f John' married third, Dec. 21, 1703, Dorothy, widowj] of Eleazer' 


I * The AiaVilo numerals in the marj|ia refer forward to coiTCsponding niunbers in tae 

; middle of the page. 

i t " This nnme Ijegan to he written Rockwood in 1723, bat it is ^:11 often pronounced 

' according to its former orthoLrraphy." 

X TheArnbic numerals in the middle of Ihc pa^'e refer back to corresponding numerals 
in the mnr:Jin. 

^ •' IC'ii — March Yo SC^ Ye Tnhaliitanpc ware drawn cf by rason of y" Emlien \Yorre." 
" 163">— Aucusi Ye 2!-r. Tiie U^'vi M' Man retiiniel to again ami divers la- 
habf-"." (John, Nathaniel an<l RoNcvt Ware amoriL,' the number.) 

I ij In Morse's Hi-tory ot Sherborn Corotiiy i.s called the sister of Hannah; but, Eleazer 

1 ^ood had, by the town record, only two dau:,'hters, Hann.ih and .*.i)i>;a'l. If Doiotby 

j Wood vfiiz. dai-ighter of Georpi Badcock of Mdtou, she married tirsf, Maich 29, 1'372, Jo(\a 

I Darnel of Milton, who died June 17, 1685. She married Ekazer Wood about 1G87. 

18S7.] Genealogy of RoheTt Ware^ Dedliam. 25 

(NicholasM Wood, of Sharborn (who ha<l died May 20, 1704), and 
mother of flanuah Wood, wife of John's sou Joseph.^ " Dorothy, 
widow of Capt. John Ware," died iu Slierborn, December 10, 172rf. 

Will of John Ware, Senior, of Wrenlham. 

June the 2fi. 1715 

In the Name of god Amen, the last Vv' ill & tcstemcnt of Julin Ware Ssnercf the 
town of Wrantham, in the Cuurity uf Suif/ik in the prouenee of ^la^tctae.-^ bay in 
New Enr^land, being Craseand weke in bodey but Suund and Rite in undtrbtunia^ 
Reiueiubring my mortellity desireing to !?ec my hous in order and so to dispose of such 
tlung as god base giuen me to GA glorey and the good of mine do make and or- 
dain this my last will and testemenc — inprimis, c^acmet my Soul into the hands of 
Jesus Criet my only Medetor and my bodey to the grauc to be decently beared by 
my exsecutor hereafter to be nameed — the funerall charges and dets clerd Item £ 
do giae and bequeth unto my well beloued Wife Dority Ware all and in Signalar 
what shee broat with her* and more what boasc si:tuti'ii mouabeLs shce plose to takt- — 
and one end of my dweling hous at her own coyse — and alt the land une tiie Suuest 
Side of the hyway where the huus stand— paster, orchard, garden and more two 
acars one the Nor west side of the way whare Shee shall chouse, and more one half 
of my midow, at pin plain at her co%-s — the hous and landci to bee tor her own 
use dureing the time of her widlohood. Itim to my son Ji-hn Ware all tlioie land? 
that he has Deeds on from me foreuer and other lands he is parsess on dureing hi.s 
natrall lite and aftir his desees tu be deuided e^aeliy among his three sons— and 
all what hee base resiued that stans in book acount, and also to his children ^^"^[- 
lim — John — Muses and Mehetebe!! and Marey to be payed forty Shilling apcce 
asth^iycumof age by my executer — all my pissis books I giue tJ my iou Be'nje- 
lain all my other B j.)k;s — after my wife base taken out to be deuided among all my 
chillrea. Itim 1 giue to my son Benjeaiin Ware all the homstad. that part that is 
his mother in lawe durcimr the time of her "Widdohod, and my midow at gexpas- 
terf — and also to mv grand Dafter r>Iarey BlakcJ lorry Shilling: to be payd'by my 
fxeeuter. Icim. 1 giue to my gransons Willim, John and Muses Ware all that 
pece of land iieing Nur of Suthwise by buoge rude be it thirty acars more or less 
to be deuided equely betwen them all — the Kemaining part of my estate to be 
eqiieilly deuided betweeue my children naraely E'.ezer — Joseph — Abbagaill — .NIaray 
and Hinali in that ech of them to iriue an acount of what ihay haue alredy re- 
scued to make the Equality, and also I do apint and ordain my two Sons — Eiezer 
Ware and Joseph Ware to be Soul Executers. 

Jn" W^re (Seal) 
Signed and Seailed & declared to be bis last will & testement 
the day and yere aboue wreten in present of us 

Eben'' fisher 

Jonathan Metcalf 

Samuel Fisher. [Proved May 8, 1718.1 

Children of John TTare and Mary Metcalf: 

8. i. JoHN,^ June 17, 1670, in Dedham ,•$> d. ^hirch '29, 1751, in Wrentham. 
ii. Eluzar, July 13, 1670, in L-edham ;^ d. Feb. -20, 167:2-3, in Dodham. 
iii. Son, b. and d. in Wrentham, Feb. 10. 1673[-4].!| 

iv. ELiAZUfi, b. ; d. in Wrentham, Sept. 1675. 

9. V. Eliazek, Oct. 2, 1676, in Dedham ;*![ d. July 23, 175G, in Wrentham. 

Children of John TVare and Joanna (Gay) Whiting : 

* " I never read snch a beiaest as ' I give my wife such household str.ff as she brought 
wiiii lier en her marria::c,' tiiut the [qMeitioii] does not arise in my mind," " wns she not 
a wiauw when he married her r" '^H. F. Waters iu the "N.'idoa,""Janc 3, 18SG.) 

t " J?ck-pa.-ter" in inventory. 

t Joarnia Whitini (eidost of six children of Xathanie' V/hitin?, Jr., and Joanna Gayl, 
^"^, in Mcdaeld, Sept. '2»i. lO^o. married in Wrenttiani, i-\!). 6. IGS'J, John BIa!:e, and hVd 
*ivi.' rhildren, of whom Mnr'j Blake, liora April S, ItjOS, was the youngest. 

i tlecordiMl in both Dedham and Wrentham. 

ii •' The (irst person that wm uuiTioil horc iu v-e t()"-n ^-hich took po.=550isioa of ye bury- 
ing plice was an infaiit ion of John Ware and ^L:ry his wife Feis. 10 1673." 

'!. The Wrentham record says, =' Bom at Dedu.^rn Sept. 28 l.67o." 
VOL. XLI. 3* 

26 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

vi. Abigail,' " b. in Dcdham, Jan. 1630;"* d. ; m. in Wrcatbam, 

Nov. 18, 170-2, Thomas Throop.f No issue recorded. 

10. rii. Joseph, June '3, IGSl, in A\ rontham ; d. Jati •20, 1754, Sherburu. 
viii. ZACHARiAn, Nov. 10, 16S3; d. Jan. 13, 1081. 
is. Marv, Nov. 15, lOSl ; d. Dec. 27, 1747, in her Otth year ; in. March 31, 

1730, Francis Nicholson. (Dea. Francis d. Dec. 7, 1753.) No issue 
s. B.\NNAU, Sept. 21, 1080; d. June 8, 1730; m. Dec. 20, 1700, Joshua, 
son ot John and Hannah Fairbanks (b. Maioli 18, 1082, d. Oct. 11, 
1742.) [Joshua Fairbanks m. second, July 20. 1732, Mrs. Mercy Un- 
derwood, of Ilolliston, d. Sept. 11, 1742.] Children: 

1. Benjamin* Jilay 5, 1711. 

2. Jmnes, Oct. 15, 1714. 

3. Joseph, Oct. 9, 1717. 

4. John, Jan. 15. 1722-3. 

11. xi. Be.vjamin, July 8, 1688 ; d. July 16, 1744. 


Nathaniel,' born in Dedham, Oct. 7, 1G48; died in Wrentham, JrJj 10, 
1724, in his 76th year ;$ one of the settlers of Wrentham in 1G71 ;§ 
married in W. Oct. 12, 1G9G, Mary " Wheehik." (She married 

second, Bacon, |j and died March 25, 17.30.) Childrea, born 

in Wrentham : 

12. i. Nathaniel,' Aug. 6, 1697; d. March 4. 1781, Wrentham. 
ii. Betty, Feb. 11, 1699[-1700] ; d. Sept. 13, 1720, aged 27; m. June 24, 

1724, Benjamiu, son of Benjamin and Priscilla Grant (b. in W. Oct. 

16, 1095; d. ). Child : 

1. Betty,* .May 20, 1725; m. Jan. 9, 1750-1. Jonathan Fisher? 
iii. Abigail, Dye. 1, 1702; d. in her 9lst year [1793J ; m. May 17, 1727, 
William Force. Children : 

1. William* Au?. 29, 1728. 

2. Mary, March 11, 1729-30. 

3. Timothy, March 2, 1731-2. 

4. Benjamir,^ Sept. 9, 1733. 

5. Jonathan, Sept. 14, 1735. 

6. David, Oct. 1, 1739. 

7. Abigail, d. April 22, 1753. 

13. iv. Beriah (son), Nov. 7, 1701; d. Feb. 17, 17.56. W'rentham. 

14. T. JosiAH, March 21, 1707[-8| ; d. July 3, 1798, Needham. 

! Yi. Kesia, March 13, 17l0[-ni ; d. Feb. 20,1802, Slst year; vo. Jan. 5, 

1732-3, Beriah (.Samuel,^ Samuel'), Mai (b. 1708, d. March 31, 
1750). Children: 

I 1. Bathsheha.* March 9. 1736. 

j 2. Hannah, Julv 16, 1737. 

! 3. Jonathan, Sept. 8, 1739. 

4. Kezioh, Aua;. 13, 1741. 

\ 5. Mary, Oct. "20, 1713. 

{ 6. Beriah, Nov. 17, 1746. 

' 7. J^etsey, Dec. 24, 1743. 

[. vii. Pelatiah. Oct. 20, 1713; d. June 10, 1726, aired 13. 

i 15. viii. Samvsl, Feb. 8, 1710[-17J ; d. Jan. 5, 1S06, Conway, Mass. 

• Wrentham racord. Th2 date is evident!." meant for 1679-80. 

f " Throop il. in "Wrentham Nov. 18, /703." 

t Bancd at Wrentham Centre. 

§ In the possosiion of Prof. Park, of Audover, a descon Jaiit of Nathaniel "Ware, is a deed 
dated March 2, 1G74, from Robert Ware to his son Nathaniel of " Twelve Acres ... in 
the Township of Wreiifhain . . . being a of the first deuision of Lands Luyd out . . . 
for hoa«e Lots . . . [a!>uttin::;l upon the liou-;c Lot of son John Ware towjrds the North 
East," and of son iiohoi-t V.'arc Soiitli West. Also the full llighc '• of X;;:o Cow CoiS^a 
Kiiih'ts in the second ueuisiou & all succcedini!: deuisions of all sort^ of Lai.ds." The v/iil 
of Nathaniel- has not been fuiuid. His nivu estate was valued at £2i0. 7. 6. at his death; 
£359 when the r>tate wu.s settled two later. 

IJ " ouer mother mary Bacon De.;esed march ye 25: l"oO." Manuscript record of Sam- 
uel,' in the possession of his grandson, Thomas \v are, Graiville, III. 

] 1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware^ Dedham. 27 


Robert,- born in Dedham, August I, 1653 ; settled in Wrentham ; died 
there, Sept. 16, 1724, iu his 72il year. He was "impressed by 
virtue of a warrant from ye JMajor " in Dedham to serve in Kinor 
Philip's war. Married first in Dedham, June 4, 1677, Sarah, 
daughter of Michael Metcalf, Jr., and Mary Fairbanks (b. in Ded- 
ham, Dec. 7, 1648, d. in Wrentham, April 1-3, 171S). Robert^ m. 
second, Feb. 26, 1719-20, E:iizabeth Holbrook, of Mendon (d. 
July -IS, 1723). 

Will of Robert Ware, Senior, of Wrentham. 

In the Name of God Amen the twenty ei^ht day of August Anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred and twenty four in the Eleventh year of the Re!:;ne of our 
borereigne Lord Kiui; Geor::;e ouer Great Britiue, I Robart Ware Senior of AVrcn- 
thara in the County of Sutiblke and Province of the Masinachusets Bay in New Eng- 
land, Husbandman, being weeke in bodie But ot sound ininde and memory praised 
be Allmighty God for the same yet Knowing the uncertanty of this present life and 
being Desirous to Settle that owtard Estate the Lord hath lent mo, Do therefore 
make and order this my last will and Testament in nianer and forme following, 
That is to say. First and Priusipally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almishty 
God my Creator, hoping to Receive full pardon and Reiaition of all my sins and Sal- 
vation through the alone merits of Jesus Christ me Redemer and my bodie to the 
earth to be decently intered according to the Decresion of my Exeq'* hereafter 
Named in hopes of A glorious Rezection unto Etarnal life. And, as touching such 
temporal estate the Lord of his bounty hath lent me my Will and Mind is the same 
shall be imployed and bestowed as hereafter in and by this my Will is expresed 
herebj' Revocking Reuounsing and making Null and Voyde all wills and restanients 
by mj heretofore made Deelarinij and Appoynting this to be my last \\'\\\ & Testa- 
ment wherein is Contained the Sauie, Inip-, I will that my funeral espences be 
taken out of my Estate and further my JMinde and will is that all my true and just 
Debts be well and truly payed or Ordered to be payed in Conveniant time Nexu after 
my Decease b3' the person herein after Named. 

Item. Whereas many years ago I gave to my Eldest son Ebenezer Ware and his 
hcires in a deed ni Gift under my hand of liouse and Land in Wrentham on portion 
accounte to the Value of Sixty pounds, I doe now further give unto him and his 
heires the sume of five Shillings and allso one fourth part ot all my waring appa- 
riell and one fourth part of ail Debts, bills Sc bonds dew to my Estate and these 
with what he hath already Received shail be his whole sliare in my whole Estate. 

Item. Whereas I have formarly given to my son Ri)bart Ware and his heires, 
Deeds of Gift under my hand of land in 'Wrentham upland ai d Swampy Land on 
portion accounte, my son Robart Ware Having the price or val .ation of the sd lands 
m tiac deeds or Instruments, I doe now further give unto him and his heires the sume 
often Shillings and allso one fourth part of all my waring Appariell and one fourth 
part of all Debts, bills and Bonds dew to my Estate and these with what he hath 
already Received shall be his whole share in my whole Estate. 

Item. Whereas I have formerly given to my son Michel Ware and his heires in 
a Deed of Gift under my hand of house and land in Wrentham on portion accounte 
to the value of fifty pounds, I doe now further give unto him and his heires t!ic sume 
of five Shillings and allso one fourth part of all my waring Appariell and one fourth 
part of all Debt.s, bills i.t Bonds dew to my Estate and these with what he hath al- 
ready Received shall be his w^hole Share iu my whole Estate. 

Ittm. To my son .Jonathan Ware my mind and ^Vill is and I give to him and 
his hcires all my Housing and lands in Wrentham or elsewhere in New England 
not heretofore disposed of by me, upland, .\ledow land & Swampy land whatsoever 
witii all appurtenances belonging to the housing and lands and further I give to my 
s<in Jonathan Ware and hisiieires my Teame and all tacklin belonging to it and 
all my Husbandry tooles and one fourth part of all ray warinj; Appariell and one 
fmrth part of all Debts, bills & bonds dev/ to my Estate and alls,? all provitiou left 
by me in my Dwelling House and Barn of all sorts whatsoever both for man and 
Ix-iu-t and allso my minde and v.dll is that my son Jonathan Ware shad pay all 
my true and just Debts, Only funeral charges to be taken out of my Estate as before 

28 Genealogy of liohert Ware, Dedham, [Jan. 

Item to my three Daughters and my minde and will is that they Namely my Daugh- 
ter Margriec and her heires and my Dau:i;hter Savuh and her heires and my Daugh- 
ter Easter and her hoire- shall be eiiuall in what they have ileeeivui or shall Re- 
ceive of my Estate Keferanco being had to my book oi" Accounts of what they or 
anj' one of thorn have already Received and further my minde and will is tiiat my son 
Jonathan AV'are shall pny thirty Pounds two and amongst my three Daughters within 
four years next after my Decease, and allso ray mind and will is that all my mova- 
ble Estate not hererofore disposed of by mc after funeral charires taken out shall ba 
devided two and amongst my three Daugliters and tinaliy my mind and will is that 
my son Jonathan Ware shall pay every perticular sumo to the persons unto wbome 
they are herein given by me. 

In Testamouy wbereijf I have hereunto sett my hand and Sealc the day and year 
f rst above written Af poj'nting and Ordering my two sons Michel Ware and Jona- 
than Ware to be the tlxq" to this my last Will and Testament. 

RoBART Ware (Seal) 

Signed, Sealed. Published and Declared by the sd Robart Ware Sen'' as and for his 
last will and Testument. Eben"' Fisher 

Anthony hancock 
Thomsa Fisher 
John Gay. 

Children by wife Sarah, and all except the eldest b. in Wreuthana :* 

16. i. Ebexezer,^ March 15, 1677-8, in Dedham ; d. April 26, i7J0, in Wren- 


17. ii. Robert, Dec. 6, 1680; d. Jan. 9, n.^^l-O, Wrentham.. 

18. iii. Michael, Juiie 11, 1633 ; d. Sept. 21, 17-J5, Wrentham. 

iv. Margaret, June 6, 168.5; m. 1713, Ebenezer (Jonathan,-' Michael,- 
Michaeli) Metealf (b. Feb. 14, IGSO). 

19. v. Jonathan, Feb. 28. 1686[-7| ; d. April 20. 1740, Wrentham. 

vi. Sarah, March 4, I6S9[-!)0] ;'d. Au:r. 5, 1729; m. Jane 6, 1722, Francis 
Nicholson. (Dea. Francis d. in W. Dec. 7, 17.53.) Child: 
1. Francis,-* h. May 27, d. Aug. 20, 1729. 

vii. Esther, May 7, 1693; d. Sept. 14, 174.5; m. Dec. 17, 1718, Ilezekiah, 
son of Daniel (Edward^) and Abiel (Gay) Ilawes, of Wrentham (b. 
Nov. 22, 1688. Dea. Hezckiah d. July 2, 1777). 

viii. Elizabeth, Sept. 30, 1697 ; d. before Aug. 2S, 1724. 


Sahuel," born in Dedham, Sept. 30, 1657 ; died there between jMarch 6th 
and 22d, 17o0-l ; married in De.lhum, July 21, 1690., Elizabeth 
Rice (died Nov. IS, 1719). Tlieir children were if 

i. Joseph,' June 23, 1691 : d. April 30, 1710. 
ii. Saituel, July 20, 1694 ;• d. July 30, 1722. 

Samuel- married second, July 27, 1721, Sarah Carpenter.^ 

daughter of Thomas Fuller, of Dedham (born Sept. 3, 1659, died 

"widow," March 31, 1736). 

Will of Sanmd Ware. 
Will dated March 6. proved March 22, 1730-1. I Samuel Ware of Dedham 

i « For this reason the birth of Ebenezer" h:is hitherto been overlooked. 

I t Tiieie is a tva.lition that one son was drowned. 

1 X Sarah, dau. of Thos. FuIIlt (Dcrliiam. 164;:!1, born Sept. 3, 16.59 ; married first, An?. 10, 

I 1681, Ralph- Dav (Ralph,' Fr.. 1645) : had //d/ja/i, hoin \CM; Tho.Vm; Sarah, Mary, 

' Jcrcriiah, 1C9.3, Ab'njaiL Ralph Day died Oct. 21, 1694. She married second. May ly, 17U4, 

! John? Cavpcntt-r, of Vv'ood.-foek. 

|. Will of Saruh Ware, dated July 12, 1735, proved April 13, 1736, leaves loiT.acies of money 

,. or hiuJs in \ ar,d N^^euhair, to :;ijns Ralph, Thoinai and ■Jortmiii.h Day ; ;;nind- 

I daughter Mary, d.ia. of Ralph Day ; daugUctirs S.arah Wight and Ai)ig.iil Bacon. Michael 
Metealf and l/rael South, Executors. 


1887.1 Genealogy of Eohert Ware, Dedham, 29 

.r \ rhe One Third part of all my Moveable Estate for her to Dispose of as She shall 
s<.^ iM ct Item I Give unto Mary Day who bath lived with and been helpfall to 
mo \ ..onsidf-rabic time the full Sura of live pounds. Item. I give unto the heires 
of li.v Brother John VN'are deceased in ICquality the full Sum ot six pounds, bame 
to hoires of Brothers Nathanel* and Robart decea.scd ; to Sister [lesier Man ; and 
\^ Brothe- Eohraim Ware and his heires. Same to " Brother Ebenezer Ware and 
h . hoires'provlded that he or his heires shall pay to my Exequ- within Sis months 
Nrst after my Decease all that is justly Dae from him to my Lstate and in Case tnat 
the s'^ Ebenezer ^Vare nor bis heires doe not pay they shall have iSo part iNor 

^To^'Nat'hanic-nfan my Kinsman who hath and att the Date hereof Doth Dwell 
with me and hath for a Considerable Number of years past been helpfull to me ana 
Fiithfuil in my .'-ervice the whole of my Estate boath Kealc and Personal not 
heretofore disposed of by me, Provided that the s^^ Nathaniel ?uan or his heires 
<;hall pay the perticular Sum or Sumes above Mentioned witoin the Space ot tour 
v^-rs Next after mv Decease and in case they doe not pay 1 doe heret^y An- 
tliorize^my Exe^urs "hereinafter Named to Make Sale of so much of my Estate as 
Shall be sufBciant to pay what I have herein ahove given to all and every person ; 
and alisu that my Exequors shall be fully satisfied out of my Estate for all there 
Cost and Charge that they shall be att in or abouarbt my Estate. Appoynting 
mv two friends Xamly Jeremiah Fuller of Stou^hton and John Gay of Dedham j> 
be my Exequors. Witnesses: Noah Kingsbery, Amos Fuller, William i-.aton, 
SedDoIBuck. lAbstractA 

Ephraim,' boru in Dedham, Nov. 5, 1659. -'The aged Ephraim Ware 
died In y« 94^'' Year of his Age as 'tis tho't, Mar. 2G 17o3." He 
married 'in Dedham, July 13, 1685, Hannah Herring, proWy 
dau-^hter of Thomas and Mary (Pierce) Herring (d. July 10,^ Ijou, 
in N.), and lived in the part of the town which became (,1.11) 
Needham. Children, born in Dedham -.f 

i. Debora,' Feb. 17, 1685-6. 
20 ii. Ephraim, Feb. 14, 16SS-9 : d. March 19, 1774, ISeedham. 
21. iii. Egbert, April 18, 1699; d. , Needham. 

Ebenezer,= born in Dedham, Oct. 28, 1667 ; died Jan. (?), 1765, in Need- 
ham. He is said to have had five wives, one son and sis daughters. 
He married first in Dedham. March 18, 1669-90, Martha Herring, 
dau<Thter of Thomas and Mary (Pierce) Herricg (b. in Dedham, 
July 11, 1668. d. Jan. 30, 1709-10). His wife Elizabeth died m 
Needham, March 8. 1733-4. " Mehetabel Wife of the Aged Eben- 
ezer Ware died suddenly,^' Nov. 2, 1753. He married lastly, June 
13, 1754, when 86 years of age, Ann Harrison. 

In the Name of God Amen, the sevententh Day of September Ano Domi cne 
thousand seven hundred and Fiftv four in the Twenty eight year of the Reign of or 
Souerain Lord Km- George the sec.nd o^er Great Britain ic I Ebenezer Ware 
Sen^ of Nedham in the County of Sufiblk and Prouence of Masachusets bay m New 
En-land Husbandman being in usual helth of body but aduenceed in years but ot 
sound mind and memory, Blesed be almitj God therelor and caJing to miml the 

• From an account book of NathanicP : " 173S Beriah TVare or Ly a Legace frorn Deed- 
bim from nncie Smiv.el Ware, ITs." "17.31 Wm. Force Cr by mon;7 Irom Dedham 
11. 6." " Due to Koziah Ware bv her part of 4 pound from Ded. li- 1-- ,,„..„. 

t Ephraim^ is >aid to iiave had two sons and three daughters. The first two at least or 
the r„llowini: marria-o:. prohably ref.r co children ofhi.-- vvbo-e biith. were not vccm-ueu: 

" Hannah Ware of Dedliarr. and Elea/.cr Merralf of V/renrham Sept. b 1711 (.Deaham). 

''MarL^iret Ware anil Samuei Frost Nov. 9 172.")" (Nee.'ham^ .u,,, „«• 

"Alfi-.ul Wars and Hezekwii Broad, Mar. -> 1733-4" (Needham). [oixth daughter of 

Hozckiah, son of Hezekiah and Abi-a:l Broad, born m Dodham March 21, 1< OS. J:.iea- 
zer«Mv;tcaU (J ccathau,^ Alichael,- Michael') born Feb. 14, Jub/. 

30 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 


Frailty of Life and Certainty of Death Do therefore make and ordain this my 

"Will and Tcsteuient in nianer and Fonn folowin!,^ that is to My : First and I'ri 

pally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almity God my creator hoping to tle- 

ciue y"^ pardon and Kemission of all my siiu-; and Kiluatiiin tlirouLrh the alunc merit 

of Jesus Christ my Kedemer and my E^dy to tlie Earth to l^e deacently Buried 

acording to the discresion of escecutrcx herein Named and Executer hereinafter 

Named 'and as Touching such Worldly Estate the Lord hath lent me my mind and 

■will is the same shall be disposed of acording as is hereinafter expresed hereby Re- 

uoaking o.nd lleaounceing and making Null and V'oaid all Wills and Testamcutd 

I by me heretofore made declering and apoynting this to be my last Will and les- 

I tement Wherein is contained the same. Imp", I will tliat all my just Debts and 

^ Funarall Expences he Well and Truly payed in conuenient Time next after my De- 

ceas by my Excutrex hereinafter named. ^ 

Itm. I do giue & Bequcth to my only son Nathaniel Ware Sen'' the Same of Fiae 

; Sliillin2S lawful money. tt-.h- 

i Itm." I do ciue and Bequeth to my Daughter Mary's Chilloren Npmly >v uliata 

[ mills and Johii Mills and Benjamin mills to each of them one Shilling Lawfail 

f money. , ^, .„. ^ „ , 

Itm. I do giue and Bequeth my Daughter Martha Smith one Shilling Lawtul 

[ Itm.' I do giue to my Daughter Elizabeth children Namly x\bial and Elizabeth 

and Meribath to each of thcui one Shilling Lawful money. 
Itm. I do giue and Boque:h to my Daughter Jemima Kingsbery one Shilling 
[ Lawful money. ,.,.,,• , 

|. Itm. I do giue and Bequeth to my Daughter Sarah Deuenport one bhillmg Law- 

I ful money ; the above said sumes with what they baue had shall be and ;s their I uU 

Itm. I do hereby (umler and subject to the Terras under Writen) Giue and Be- 
f queth to my Loueing Wife Anna VVare all my Moue.ible E-^tite whatsoeuer and 

[ whersoeuer it may be found sheo paying all my just Dabt^ and Funaral Expence 

i and the aboue Legaceas giuen to my Children and Granchdldren. 

[ Itm. I do hereby constitute and apoynt my Loueing Wife Anna Ware Excecu- 

f • trex and my son Nathaniel \Vare Sen-- Excecuter to tliis my last will and Testement 

I In Testimony whereof I the said Ebcnezcr Ware Sen-- haue hereunto sec my nand 

! and seal the day and vear tirst abiue written. Ebexezer \\ are (b-:al) 

; Signed, sealed. Published and Decleared by the said 

I Ebenezer Ware Sea"" as and for his last Will and 

! Testement. 

f In presence of us 

Aaron Smith 

Josiah Newell jun' 
: Joseph Gibbs. [Proved Feb. 15, 1765.1 

I Children, all probably by his first wife, born in iJedham :* 

I i. M\RT.=» b. April 6, 1691 ;t d. before 1751 ;t m. William (Benjamin,- 

i Samuel-) Mills (b. May 2, 1682). Chil. : 

1. John,'^ Aug. 4, 1715. 

2. William, Nov. 5. 1713. 

3. Benjamin and Natfiankl, May 31, 172^. Nathaniel d. young. 
, 11. Martha, Jan. 7, d. March 15, 1691-5. 

22 ill NATn\NiEi., Jan.28, lG!)5-6; d. Oct. 12, 17/0, Needhara. _ 

iv Marth\, June 13, 16y<:) : d. later than 1754; m. June 29, 1725, in Need- 
ham, " Lieut." Aaron Smithy (d. in N. April 15, 1776, aged ';7 yrs.). 
V. ELiZAJiETn, April 20, 1702; d. young. ^^ ^ ,^ ,^^, « . , •. 

vi. Elizabeth, March 16, 1704-5; d. betore bept. 17, 1/54; m. first, April 

* Where the full date of liirth is civon the n.^.me is on the Dedham recorcls^ 

! ■ t " The Berth of mv monher w:is In r T^r 1691 who was the dufter ot Jibenezer ware 

' this dat 1749 feijrr.arvil." Mem" by Win. Mills, jr. , , ■ , r u ,. ■ e^. 

* Di-d certainlv before her fat nor and nrolr.ihly soon after the !m-th_ of __her twm.. for 
" Wirnr.ii Mills of Necuhiini Marv Vv;n-on of Ruxhury June 1., i.:i-t._ — •>-'-J>:- i^\^- 

i In ITGi Rev. Samuel V.', the voun- minister of the parish, wr.tes oi Mrs. .^wiith as 
one " who possessed aU the virtues which piery without rennea edacatioa could turuiili to 
I a mind or person to whom nature had been peculiarly indulgent.' 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 31 

23, 1730, in Needbam, Moses, son of Dea. Timothy* and Sarah Kings- 
bury (b. Sept. 11, 1705, d. Feb. 21, 1730-31). Children : 

1. Mehi/abk* or Mcribath. 

2. Elizabeth. 

3. Abial, b. Feb. 24, 1730-1. 

Married second, May 30, 1732, Ezra Smith, of Dedham. 
7ii. Jemima, d. Feb. 3, 177'9. " iu her 75th j-ear "'f m. March 29, 1726-7, in 
Needhara, " Capt."' Timothy, son of Dca. Timothy^ and Sarah Kings- 
bury (b. AuiT. 14, 1703. d. in iS'eedhaci, Nov. 13, 1778, iu his 76th 
ytai). Children ; 

1. Jemima,^ Feb. 11, 1727r-8]. 

2. Sarah, Feb. 20, 1731[-2'j. 

3. Timothy, >Jarch 4, 1734[-5]. 

4. Mos>-:s, Au2. 3, 1736. 

5. Samuel, May 14, 1739; d. Oct. 12, 1756, ISth year. 

6. Daiid., Auij. 15, 1742. 

7. Mary, Aug. 15. 1746. 

viii. Sarah, ni. first in^Neeaham, April 29, 1731. Joseph^" (John.- Thomas^) 
DavenportJ (b. Aug. 20, 1701, d. .March 12, 1752). Children, born in 
Newton : 

1. Sirah,* March 30, 1732 ; m. Feb. 1757, Benjamin Mills. 

2. John.-3\ivMl, 1733: d. Feb. 1818. 

3. AiAsail, b. andd. 1736. 

4. Benjamin, b. and d. 173S. 

5. Abigail, Jan. 15. 1740 ; m. 1763, Michael Bright. 

6. Mary, March 30, 1742 ; m. Lyon. 

7. Benjamin, June 15, 1743: d. Dec. 2S, 1S33. 

8. i^;;c'C/j, June 25, 1744 ; d. June 24, 1803. 

9. Martha. June 12, 1746; m. 1775, Ebenezer Day ; 1607, Nathan- 

iel Taibot. 
Married M;cond, Jan. 17, 1760, Nathaniel Richards, of Dedham. 

Third Generation. 


Jon\' (Johji^), born in Declhara, .June 17, 1670 ; died '• Mar ye 29*^ 1751 

I in the 8P* vear of his age.".§ Married Jan. 14, 1695-6, Mehitable 

I Chapiu (died March 25, 1750, aged 76).§ Children, born in 

I Wrentham: 

[ 23. i. William,* July 4. 1697; d. at Dighton, Mass., June 11, 1764. 
I 24. ii. Jonx, May 7, 1700 ; d. April 24, 1775. 
Moses, June 7, 1702. 
Mart, Aug. 4, 1705. 
Barbareh, .April £, 1703, stillborn. 

Mehetible, Oct. 6, 1710 ; m. at W. May 20, 1736, Wifliam May (ances- 
tor of Hou. Seth May, Judje S. J. C. Me.), 
vii. Rebeckah. between Dec. 3, 1716, and Feb. 15, 1715-17 ; m. at W. Aug. 
30. 1733, \^illiam Puff.T, Jr. Children: 

1. WiHiam.' April 21, 17.34. 

2. Elijah, Aug. S, 17.37. 

3. John, Sept; 24. 1739. 

4. Rtbeckah, Nov. 18, 1741. 

5. Esihor, June 14, 1744. 
Tiii. Richard, Oct. 27, 1718; d. Sept. 7, 1719.^ 

t Timothy Ein^il-'.-ry (Xatlir.Tiiel,^ Jospph,' of, fi-ceman 1641). First town clerk 
of Needhnm ; c)iosr;n deacon Mr^y 17, 1720. 

• As JemiTni-i is menrioneJ after Eiizal>cth in her father's will, she may have btrn vonng- 
Pr; and thus have died in her 7-3d and in her 7-5ih year. Rev. Saii'/nel .Ti'j, in his v.ill 
>\AX^■•\ l7is, s.i.ys : •' To my niece Jtmimnh Ware I give the =iim often pound.- ilv.v.v.-: pro- 
vid.-d that she live with iny wife till she como to be eighteen years of a^e and serve her 
taitht'uliy." Siie bora iu 1704 or 170o. 

1 RcoisTEii. xx:ciii. 33. 

} Buried at Wreutiiam Centre- 









32 Genealogy of Hohert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Eltezer' (John''), born in Dedham, Oct. 2, 167G; died in "Wrentliam, July 
23, 1750, aged 74;* "Lieut."; married Feb. 13, 1700-1, Mary, 
daughter of Daniel (Edward-) and Ablal (Gay) Hawes, of >rren- 
tham (burn Sept. 17, 1679, died April 2, 17G8, aged 89*). 

Will of Eleazer Ware. 

Will datedJaly 10. proved All,:;-. eS, 1750. Eleazcr ^ of Wrentham, Hus- 
bandman. To wife Mary "all my Household Goods and Indoor Moveables " -witli 
the use of Dwelling House. •' half my Homestead and half my pasture Land above 
Deacon Theodore Man's and also two Cows for her own proper Use duria;T the tim e 
Bhe remains my Widow. And if Providence should so Order it that she sliould be 
married to another Man," she shall '' carry off of Indoor Moveables to the Value of 
twenty pound Lawful! Mjney." To son Eleazer certain lots of land, half the out- 
door M^jvoables, wearing apparell, & Arm)ur; "also my Cane or walking Staff'' 
and £6 Lawful! Money. To son Uanicl half the Ilomestead, half t!ie outdoor movea- 
bles, halfsiid Pasture land; li the iHher half of said Pa-ture land, Homsstead and 
dwellinir house after his mother shall (^uit the same (provided ho pay the leicacies 
hereafter mentioned); half the wearing; apparell & Armour.'' Le;^acies to d lugh- 
ters Mary Hyvves ; Mercy Nicholsjn ; Jerusha Day and her three children by her for- 
mer hasbaud, Jerusha, Samuel, and Abihal li^ini); ; togra.idchildren Hezekiah & Abi- 
gail Ware '• who now live with me," to be paid when tlicy come of nge; to grand- 
children Elijah & Mary Ware. Eleazer Ware and Daniel \^are Executors. 

Witnesses : Theodore Man, Thomas Man, Jun'', .John Messenger. 

Children, born iuWrentbam: 

26. i. Eliezer,* Nov. 11. 1701 ; d. July 8, 1751. 
ii. Jerusha, Jan. 8, 1703-4 ; d. April 24, 1706. 

27. iii. Daniel, Xov. 2, 1706 ; d. Mtirch 17, l7Gy. 

iv. Mary, March 2. 1708-9; d. in Foxboro', Jan. 4, 1797; m. in W. Feb. 
In, 1736-7, William Hewes (d. in Fo.xboro', Oct. IS, 1778). 

28. T. IIezekiah, April 17, 1711 ; d. May 16, 1711, aged 31. 

vi. Jekcsha, June 23, 1714 ; m. July 11. 1734, in Norton, Hezckiah King, 
of Norton (d. in Norton, May 26. 1741). Children, b. in N. : 

1. Jeru.'iha,' Aug. 31, 1735; d. Oct. 1755, in Wrentham? 

2. Sarnucl, Sept. 31. 17.37. 

3. A^ieL Jan. 6, 1739-40 ; d. Oct. 1755, in Wrentham? 
Jerusha* m. second. April 4, 1742, in Norton, Jonathan (John,' 

Ralph^) Day of Wrentham _(d. 1759 in W.). 
vii. Mercy, Feb. 15. 1716; d. in Wrentham, Aug. 2, 1785; m. April 22, 
1742, Capt. John Nicholson. Child : 

1. Elizabeth," Aug. 28, 1745 ; d. March 5. 1784. 
viii. Abial (dau.), Aug. 19, 1719 ; d. March 27, 1740, unm. 

Joseph' [Johu^), born in TTrentham, June 2, 1G81-2 ; died in Sherborn, 
Jan. 2G, 1754; married Jan. 5. 1708-9, Flannali Wood, daii-ihter 
of Eliezer" (Nicholas*) and Dorothy Wood, of Sherborn (born "Feb. 
11, 1C38-9, died March 4. 1751), and removed to the Wood faim in 
Sherborn. In 1710, with Joseph Morse, he built the first grist 
mill on Sewall's brook ; the privilege is still iu the family of Jo- 
seph.' He purchased half the Hull estate from Judith Cooper, 
daughter of Judge Sewall, and built upon it a house which is still 
standing. His slave Duty planted the gi-eat eira tree near the 
house, three-fourths of a mile sout'n of Sherborn common. f Child- 
ren, born in Sherborn, were : 

i. IlANNAn,-* Aug. 10, 1710. 

ii. ZirPORAU, Nov. 22, 1712: m. Curti.s Goulding. 

iii. Ai;k:ail, April 27, d. May 6, 1715. 

• Buried at Wrentham Centre. 
t ilorse's Sherborn. 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedhaiu. 33 

29. iv. John, Mav 20, 1717; d. Sept. 18, 1779. 
V. Eleazer, Nov. 3, 1719; d. Au■^^ 18, 1722. 

vi. Abigail, Jan. 7, 17-i-3-.3 ; d. March 1. 1783; ui. Sept. 2, 17-12, Natlian- 
ifl, son of Dca. iieury Prtatice, of Cambridge (d. Jan. 23, 1791 or 6, 
aged 8i); Settled on che S. quartor of tbe Hall fariu in Sherbom. 
Children : 
Ahigall,^ \1\5; .Inne, 1747 ; Benjamin, 17.'tO; Siephea, 11 o2\ Han- 
7iah,\'55; H-^pziiah, 175S; Samii, ['{')(}.. 
vii. Joseph, Aus;. 3, 1723; d. March 31, 1713, nnm. 

viii. Ben.'amin, April 18, 1730; d. Feb. 2-3, 1754; m. Jan. 31, 1754, Mary 
Coolidge (James, John) (b. Jan. 7, 1731-2, d. March 11, 1813). N'? 
children. [She m. second, July 10, 1754, Saaiuei l-];:ilard.j 


BenjajIIn' (Johii^), bora in "Wrentliara, July 8, 1688 ; died there July IC, 
1744. The physiciau iu Wreiitham. One of Prince's sub- 
scribers. Ha married fir.sf., May 21, 173C, IMrs. Zubiiili Elllings, of 
Stoughtou (died in W. Dec. 1, 1733).* Child: 

i. JSKUS2A,* July IS, 1730; d. Oct. '2S, 1719; m. Jan. 14, i74.>-6, Seth 
Dr. Ware married second, May 14, 1741, Mrs. Meb.tkh (Fisher) 
Ware, widow of Jonath.iii^ (Roborr), who had died April SO, 1740. 
ii. So.N. ctiiiborn, Jan. 20, 1742-3. 
j:i. BexjajIi:.', Mny 15, d. Oct. 31, 1744. 

[Mrs. Melatiah Ware married third, July 15, 174.3, Eohrairri 

Will dated June 14, proved July 31, 1744. Ijenjaniju Ware, 
•" Practitioner of Physick of Wreutham," to wifrj Melatiah, '• '.vhat 
Indoor Moveables she brought with her;" oue third pitrt of persoiial 
estate forever; oue third part of real estate and "lucorne of mv 
part of a Grist Mill So long as she remains w.y Widov,-." To " neph- 
ew Corjielius Collock Student in Physick -and now under my care 
all my Books of Phj-sick and Surgery,'* To oidy sou Beujamin 
*'all my Homestead '"' and certain specified lots of laud "and ray 
part in the Grist Mill after the thirds are quitted by his Mother 
and also one hundred Pounds [old tennur] for his bringing up more 
than hi» Sister (he being an Pafuut.)" Rest of personal eiia:e to 
be equally divided between Jerusha and Benjamin. Jerusha to Lave 
the remaining part of all real and personal estate and moveawles, 
and all Benjamin's share if he dies .oefore coming of age. Brother 
Capt. Joseph Waie of Sherburn, executor. Witnesses: Ebenezer 
C'owell, Willia!2i Pufcr, Jr., Ebenezer Fisher. 

NA.THAXIEL® (XathanuP), born in Wrentham, August 6, 1697; died there 
March 4, 1781, .aged 83 ;* "Capt."; married Jan. 2o, i72u[-7], 
Priscilla Graat (died May 3, 17-':;8, in 87th year).* 
A wiii of NathaisieP is still ia existence, dated 17G7, but uasigned. 
He mentions his wife Pnsoilla, sons Nathuuiel, Benjamin. David and Jo- 
siah; daughters Mavj Haws, Bety Ware, Keziah .Fveret, Abigail Wiuht, 
Beriah Bacon. Tha legacies which he leaves liis cliildren appear (from a 
small '' Book of Accciints of v^'hat he has givon to hii Children oi: Por- 
tion accuuutj 1752," &c.), to be intended to muke up each daughter's por- 

* Buried at Wrcnrham Cectr.;. 
VOL. XLI. 4 

34 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

tions to "£o90 iu old Teaor, Equal iu Lawfall money to £52." Benja- 

1 min's share, £700; David's, £6-)0 ; Jo^iah's, £G00=£80 lawful money. 
I After tlie tl.?ath of their mother iu 178S, Natlianiel, Benjamin aud Daviil 

j Ware, Elias Bacon, Joseph Witrlu and Kezia Everet, widow, agree to settle 

1 the estate, although " Josiah Ware and Mary Haws widow are out of the 

I Commonwealth." 
I Children, born in Wrenthara : 

30. i. BEN.iiiii>f,* Jan. 30, 1727[-b] : d. May 3, 1810. 
ii. Mary, June 23, 1730 ; m. June 11, 1752, Timothy Ilawes (Daniel,' 

Daniel,- Eiward^). Children: Prude, Pace, Keziah, all under 14 in 

1773, at their father's death. 
ill. Betty, May 18, 1733 ; d. April 4, 17^0, aged 4fi, num. 
iv. Keziah, Mnrch 14, 1735-6; d. iu Foxboro', April 4, 1824; ra. Oct. 22, 

1755, in W., Joseph Everett, tanner (d. in Foxboro', Sept. 17, 1785). 

Children : 

1. Tryphfiia.^ 

2. Georoe, 1780, d. voung. 
V. David, May 24, 1738 ; d" Jan. 22, 1301, in W., umn.* 
vi. Abtgail, Dec. 15, 1740: m. June 9, 1763, Joseph Wight, " of a place 

called Otice Field in the county of Cumberland, Yeoman." 
vii. Beriah (dau.). Jan. 13, 1742-3; m. July 12, 1761, Elias Bacon, " gen- 
tleman." Children, b. in VV. : 

1. Bcria,' Aug. 16. 1765. 

2. Pallf.e, Feb. 18, 1767. 

3. Alfred, Oct. 30, 1768. 

31. viii. Nathaniel, Jan. 14, 1744[-5] ; d. June 10, 1832. 

32. ix. JosiAH, March 12, 1747-8. 

Beriah' {Kathaniel'), born in Wrentham, Nov. 7, 1704; died there Feb. 
17, 1756. '• Ensign Beriah was the first person that was harried 
in the burrying place ou the Great Plain."! Married Jan. 5, 1731-2, 
Hannah Heatou. 

Will of Beriah Ware. 

Will dated Nov. 5, 1755; proved April 2, 1756. Beriah Ware of Wrer.tharu, 
Gent. To wife Hannah use of one Third part of Real Estate while stie remaiu'j my 
Widow, also my Ne_j,ro man Poaip. one Third of wearing apparel and oue Third of 
rest of personal Estate. .Also soie Executrix (with son Pelatiah). To son Beriah 
£6 13. 4 when he shall be 21, also one Third of wearing apparel and one .-isth of 
real & Personal estnte. To daugliters .Abigail, Hsnnah, Margaret and Unity Ware 
each one Sixth of Pieai & Personal Estate. To son Pelatiah one Third of wearing 
apparel and one sixtii of Real and Personal Estate. Witnesses : Joseph Ware, John 
Metcalf, Ebenezer Cowell . 

Children, born in Wrentham : 

33. i. Pelatiah.* Dec. 24. 1732. (To New Braintree ?t) 
ii. Abigail, Nov. 9. 1735. 
iii. Hannah, April 21, 1739. 

34. iv. Beriah (son). Jan. .30, 1742[-3j. 
v. Margaret. Feb. 7, 174.H-fi].t 
vi. Unity, Nov. IS, 1748. J 

• Baried at Wreiitliam Centre. 

t Cemetery at the '• Xorch Plain," Wrentham. 

+ New Braintree recofls. amoni others: " Pelatiah Ware m. Tleliecca Blair, ooth of 
N. Ii., Dec. 21, 17oS;" c!-.iM Lv.lia h. Mar. 7, 1700, " m-ir. Mar. 10, 17S"), .Jonas Ei-Tclow. 
both of N. B." " Dr. Perrival Uall & Marcraret Ware both ot N. B. m. May 10''1764." 
" Samuel Warner &. Unity W;ue both of N. B. mar. Ap. 11 1769." 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham, 35 


JosiAii^ (JVathanieP), born in "Wrentham, ]Mar. 21, 1707 ; died in Need- 
liam, July 3, 17'JS. Moved to Needliam " soon after reacliing the 
age of 21; purchased a tract of uncultivated land, and commenced 
farming." Married first, Jan. 7, 1741-2, Lydia Mackentyre (died 
Kov. 11, 1748); married second, April 12, 1750, Dorothy Dewing 
(died Jan. 2G, 175G) ; married third, Oct. 27, 17.57, Mrs. Mehitahle 
Whitney (died May 21, 1761); married fourth, April 19, 1764, 
Mrs. Sibel Robinson (died June 8, 1816). Children, born in Need- 
ham, of Josiah and Lydia : 

35. i. JosiAH,* Sept. 15, 1742 ; d. Oct. 23, 1836. 
ii. Eli-jah, Feb. 7, d. Feb. 19, 1744 ; bapt. Feb. 18, "privatim quia valde 

aegrotus esf.'^ 
iii. Ltdia, May 5, 1715 ; bant. May 19, " mane et privalim;^^ d. in Weston, 
■ ; m. Sept, 4, 1766, Solomon Fiagg, of AYeston. Children : 

1. Eiisha,', Nov. 10, 1767. 

2. Ljdia, Julys, 1771. 

3. Solomon, Feb. 18, 1774. -t- .i*- >-. x-) /^ -*> 

4. «ft/, Oct. 20, 1776. ,\ jVUVS. 

5. Sally. Oct. 2, 17S0. '^ 

6. Pol/i/, June 1, 1784. 

36. iv. Elijah, Sept. 30, 1747 ; d. Jan. 30, 1817. 

Children of Josiah and Dorothy: 

37. V. Asa, March 5, 1750-1 ; d. May 9, 1832. 
vi. Dorothy, May 16, 1752; d. 1815; m. July 4, 1792, Josiah Hall, of 

Wrentham. No issue. 

38. vii. Joseph, Oct. 15, 1753 ; d. Nov. 12, 1805. 

39. viil. Damel, May 19, 1755 ; d. Oct. 20, 1S19. " Esq." 

Children of Josiah and Mehitable : 

ix. Mehitable,* Aug. 31, 1758 ; d. 1835; m. May 10, 1780, in Stow, Abra- 
ham Whitnev, Jr., sun of Abraham and Mercy Whitnev, of Stow 
I (b. Jan 3, 1754). 

* s. WiLLiAif, July 19, 1760 ; d. Sept. 24, 1762. 


Sahuel' (^NathanleF), born in "Wrentham, Feb. 8, 1716-7; removed to 
New Braintree ; in 1781 to Conway, Mass., where he died Jan. 5, 
1806, at the " breaking of day." A farmer and deacon. Married 
first, July 24, 1745, Anna Goodale (born 1710, died May 7, 1756, 
aged 45) ; married second, Nov. 3, 1757, in N. Braintree, Hannah 
(Billings) Belding (born in liardwick, 1724, died in Conway, March 
I 14,t iyl4, in her OOtli year). CLiMren, all by first wife : 

f 40. i. Samuel,* May 9, 1746 : d. Dec. 5, 1829. 

I 41. ii. JuNATFiA.v. July 12. 1747 ; d. Feb. 9, 1829. 

I iii. TmoTHV. Jan. 23. 1718-9. Killed by Jightning. June 11, 1769. 

I 42. iv. Jfs«E. Julv 31, 1750; d. Oct. 1829; m."" April 12, 1774, Anna Woods, 

Iof New £5raiutree. Child: 
1. Anna,^ b. in N. B. Oct. 20, 1776. 
V. Mary, Dec. 25, J751 ; d. Aug. 13, 1785: m. May 17, 1773, Thomas 
I Fletcher. 

jj vi. Elizabeth, April 14, 1755; d. March 26, 1831. 

j 16. 

I Erexezeu' (Roher!r). born in Dedham, Slarch 15, 1 G77-8 ; died at "Wren- 
I tham, April 2G, 1750; married Bathyahi (died in "W.Jan. 

I • Ct6';/>mi?i;i Church Rscoid, bapt. Sopt. 10. 

f i- f'.jlj. 2.5, Conwav Record, 

i I ProijaUly dauijhter of Jo.-i^Ii acd Mcletiah Fisber, ooni ia Dedham, Dec. 10, 1G3I. 

3 6 Genealogy of Robert Wa re , Dedh am . [Jan . 

6, 17C2, in hor Slst year). This branch lived chiefly iu the north- 
ern part of Wrentharn,- now Norfolk. Chikken, all baru in ^Y. : 

43. 'i. Ebenezeu,-* May Ifi. 1709 ; d. Jan. 25, 1774. 

44. ii. Elipualet, March -25, 1711 ; d. Nov. 28. 1770.* 

iii. BF.TOYAn. An?. 31, 1713 ; m. Jan. -21, 1737[-8], Cak-b Day. 

45. iv. Elisda, .March 21, 1715; d. July 18, 179G. 

V. Jonathan. March 16, 1717. " Prohuhly went to thenar ; dug a cellar 

for his hou5e, but never returned to build it." 
vi. Silence, Juni3 5, d. July 21, 171i). 

vii. Ruth, Oct. 14, 1720; m. Nov. 20, 1759, Eleazer Partridi^e. 
viii. DiNAU, Aug. 5, 1722 ; m. Feb. 12, 1746-7, Samuel Clark, cf Medfield. 

Robert' (Roiert*). born in Wrentham, Dec. 6, 1G80; died there Jan. 9, 
1731-2, in his .0 2d year ;t married March 1, 1710-11, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Jonathan and Elizjibeth (Ilawes) Wight (boru in W. 
June 23, 1G92, died Sept. 5, 1709, iu her 78th Tear).+ Children, 
born in TV. : 

46. i. Robert,* Nov. 27, 1711. 

ii. Elizabeth, Oct. 21, 1713 ; m. in W. Nov. 11, 1735, Samuel Hancock 7 

47. iii. TiuoTOT, Dec. 23, 1715; d. Nov. 30, 1791. 

48. iv. Joseph, Jan. 23, 17l7[-8] ; d. Sept. 4, ISll. 

49. V. JovATHAX, May 8. 1720; d. Nov. 19. 1755. 

50. vi. Henrv, April 20. 1722; d. Feb. 6. 1776. 
vii. Sarah, June 7, 1721; d. March 9, 1724-5. 

51. viii. Thomas, Oct. 4, 1725; d. Nov. 14. 1761. 

52. ix. Ichabod, June 1, 172S ; d. Oct. 24, 1810. 

X. Jeudia, May 17, 1731 ; m. Dec. 13, 1756, in W., Amos Cheever. 

Michael' {Rolcrf), born in Wrentham, June 11, 1GS3; died Sent. 21, 
1725 ;t married Dec. 4, 1707, Jane, dauo;hterof Jonathan and Eliz- 
abeth (Hawes) Wight (born Sept. 6, 1G88). [His widow married 
second.] § Children: 

i. Jean,* Dec. 16, 1710; married. 5 ^, ^ ^^, . ,,- , , 

ii, Margaret, Oct. 21, 1712; m. Jan. 29, 173}[-5], Eleazer* (El.-. Mieh-S 
Mich.i) Metcalf (b. Nov. 21. 1710, d. June 7, 1763). Children : 
£/i,* Eunice, Jeremiah, Margaret. 
iii. Hefzibah. Nov. 22, 1714 ; m. Der, 29, 1730, Leonard Fisher. 

E=:THEa, Dec. 3, 1716; m. in W. Feb. 8, 1737-8. E--:ra Elake? 
Mehitable, March 24. 17iG[-20] ;_ d. March 8, n22-3._ 


vi. PucEBE. Feb. 2.5, 1720-1 ; m. in W. March 26, 1747, Elisha Pond? 

53. vii. Jabez, Feb. 28, 1722: d. June 28, 1805. 

54. viii. Michael, Dec. 5, 1725. 


Jonathan' (^o^f'-^'). born in Wrentham, Feb. 28, lGSG-7; died April 
20, 1740, in his 54th year.f " First Justice of the Peace in TVren- 
tham." iNIarried Jan. 13, 1731-2, iMelatiah Fi.-^her. [His widow 
married second, Isl-xy U, 1741, Benjamin' Ware (Johu^). who died 
July IG, 1744. She married third, July 15, 1745. Ephraim Leonard.] 

Will dated April 11, proved iSIay 9, 1740. I Jonathan Ware. Esq^ give to 
Meletiah my dearly beloved Wife whom I likewise con.stitutc Sole Executrix all my 

* Nathaii« Ware. .Jr., said that Eliphalef* bad a tmn named Oliver. 
t Buried "Wrentham Centre. 

+ Buried .ar tlie "North Plain." , 

\ " Daniel Ha-ves and Ja'r.- Ware Dec. 2, 1731." " Johu Fairoaa.-: ana Jane Ware July 
30, 1720." 

; 1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 37 

Muveahle Estate both within Doors & withoufc to bo at her own disposal forever. 
I (io alsD i,'ive to her tlie use of the whole of ray Real Estate during the whole 
toria of time she shall remain my 'W^iJ^w. And further mj' will is tliat my two sona 
Jonathan & Meletiah have all my Real Estate after the term of time is expired that 
my Wile is to iiave the Profit of it to be equally dcvided betwixt tliem. Wit- 
nesses : Joshua Fairbank, Francis Nicholson, Ebenezer Fisher, Henry Messen2;er. 

\_Abstract. \ 

Children of Jonathan and Melatiah, born in Wrentbam: 

55. i. JoNATUAN,* April 10, 1731; d. Sept. 3, 1775. 

56. ii. Melatiah (son). April 19, 1736 ; d. Feb. 13, 1799. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. and d. April 10, 1736. 

Ephraim ' (Ephraim^), born in Dedham, Feb. 14, 1688-9; died in Need- 
ham, March 19, 1774. " Mr." Married in Boston, Dec. 27, 1716, 
Hannah I'arker, of Needham (died July 17, 1742). Children, born 
in Xeedham, aud all baptized July 19, 1730: 

i. Hannah,* Oct. 4, 1717 ; published to Jacob Fullam, of Weston, Aug. 
27, 1743. 
67. ii. Sajil-el, Nov. 23, 1723. 

58. iii. Efhraim, Jan. 14, 1725 ; d. Sept. 30, 1792. 

Robert' [Ephrau/t'), bora ia Dedham, April 18. 1699 ; married in 
Boston, Dec. 22, 1727, Dorothy Parker, of Needham. Children, 
born in Needham : 

i. DonoTHT,* Sept. 7, d. Oct. 8, 1729. 
ii. Mary, Jan. 8, 1731. 

59. iii. RoE£RT, Aug. 27, 1733. 

iv. Sarah, Nov. 17, 1736 ; ni. May 27, 1760, Nathaniel Kingsbury, of 

60. V. Jonathan, Aug. 4. 1738. 

vi. Ltdia, Sept. 9, 1742; m. in Fitchbarg, Dec. 26, 1765, Jeremiah Gay, of 
Needham. ? 

61. vii. Moses, Feb. 13, 1747. 


Nathaniel' (Ebenezer^), born in Dedham, Jan. 28, 1695-6; died in Need- 
ham, Oct. 12, 1770; married fii-st, Jan. 15, 1722[-3J. Jane (proba- 
bly daughter of Robert and Submit) Cook (died Nov. 17, 1723, 
aged 24). 

i. Jane," Nov. 4, 1723 ; m. Chamherlaia. 

Married second, June 29, 1725, Esther Chickering. •' Widow 
Esther Ware deceased Sept. 25, 1776." 

62. ii. Eeenezer, "jr." April 22, 1726; d. June 26, 1795. 
G'-'j. iii. Nathaniel, ''jr.'' St'pt. 21, 1730. 

iv. EsTHFR, Sept. 21, d. Oct. 6, 1730. 

V. Esther, June 4, 1734 ; m. in NeedhoJii, Jan. 22, 1761, Josiah Penni- 
man, of Meadon. 

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Generations. 


"William'' {John.^ John'), born in Wrentham, July 4, 1697; died in Digh- 

ton, ^lass.. June 11, 1764; removed to Norton 1729, to DIguron 

1753. '■ Practitioner of Phyaic.'' Kept a public house 1728-40. 

Married first, Mary (died ic Wveutham, March 2, 1727— 3)s 

VOL. XLI, 4* 

38 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedliam. [Jan. 

Married second, in Wrentham, Oct. 30, 1728, Zubiah (Whitney) 
Sweeting, widow of Lewis Sweeting (died at Norton, Nov. 1, 17o2). 
Married third, Sept. 27, 1733. Anna Hodges (born Feb. 4, 1704-5, 
died in Digbton June 25, 1755, aged 50. 4. 21.). Married fourth, 
in Dightou (published Sept. 6, 1755), Lydia Walker. Child of 
William and 3Iary : 

i. Mary,* Feb. 13, 17'27, in Wrentham ; d. ISIi; m. May 4. 1749, Col. 
f Jonathan Eddy, sou of Eleazer (John, Samuel) and Elizabeth (Cobb) 

j " Eddy, of Eddinstou, Me. (b. in Newton, 1729, d. Aug. 1804). 

[ Children of Williuna and Zubiah, born in Norton : 

j ji. Lucy, Oct. 16, 17C9; m. Nathaniel Talbot, Jr. 

I iii. W1LT.IAM, April 27, 1731; m. Mar^ . Children, born in Dighton : 

i JVfcrv,* 1751; Wlliiam, 1756; Zeruiah, 1759; James, 176-2. 

iv. JoEX, Oct. 23, d. Oct. 27, 1732. 

Children of William and Anna : 

i V. Geoege, Aug. 26, 17.04 ; d. Eeb. 1771, in his n7th year ; " Dr." A locg 
I epitaph in his praise is in the Ware Burying Ground, Dii^htoa. He 

I m. Mary Kichmond.* Children, b. in Dighton : 

i Anna,^ 1755 ; Sarah. 1757 ; William Richmond, 1759 ; George, 

1761, d. 1805, "Dr." 

I vi. Benjajjix, March 20, J736-7. 

\ vii. A.v.NA, July 10, d. Sept. 25, 1741. 

I 'Children of William and Lydia, born in Dighton: 

r viii. Joseph, May 4, 1756; m. (pub. Feb. X5, 17S1), Hannah Richmond, of 

[ Taunton. 

is. Lydia, June 6, 1758. 
j X. Abigail, June 8, 1760. 

I 24. 

! JoTTS* (John,^ John'), born in Wrentbara, ^la.j 7, 1700. died A_pril 24, 

j 1775 ;t married MehitableJ (died Sept. 8, 17S2, aged 79f).§ 

! Children, born in "Wrentham : 

i. RiCHAnD,^ April 17, 1730 ; d. " at Fort P^dward?, Oct. 17, 1755." 

ii. JouN, Aucr. 3, 1734, "jr."; d. in W. Jan. 27, 170?, aged 62; m. 

j March 23, 1763. Hannah George (d. in \V. Sept. 12, 1«09). C'liiidren, 

j b. in Wrentham : 

Svsey,^ 1763, d. v. ; Richard, 11&6 ; Oliver, 1769; Jiannak, r.lX ; 

\ Marvel, 1774" 

f iii. WiLLi.\M, Feb. 18, 1736-7. 

i7. Ezra, July 6, 1741 ; d. in W. Feb. 2, 1815, in his 74th year ; m. in Di^h- 

! . ton. Nov. 29, 1764, Hannah Prait (d. in W. July 17. "isoo). Children : 

j Lois,^ 1765 ; L':vi, 1707 : MoUii, Vim ; Ezra. 1772 ; Lemuel, 1775 ; 

I John, 177S ; Susan, 17S1 ; George, 1784 ; Hannah, 1787. 

I 25. 

I Moses* (John," John'), born in Wrentham, June 7, 1702 ; married llrst, 

! Jan. 10, 1738 [-0], Comfort, daughter of Andrew and .Sary Blake 

(born in Wrentham, Feb. 27, 170>^-0) ; married second, in Norton. 

Sept. 18, 1746, ilary Titus, of Rehoboth. Child of Moses and 

; Comfort : 


* The widow married second, Aug. 29, 1772, Thomas Church. - 

+ Baricil at WrciUham Centre. 

+ «' Mpheitaheli Fisia-r, the draighter of Ebenezer Fisher oc Abigail his wife was bom 15 
of Ai'.ri!:, 170i.'' \Vr.T\.<c. 

>> " Mehctable Ware (who was coitj forrablc about the house when the above said Mehet- 
' jible W.iy died [.Sept. 0] e'ad so coutinuefl twelv^^ hours and then foil UMwn in a fitt and 

1 never spock after) died Seixt. the 7, 17S2." (W'r. Kec.) Gravestone at yv"!:enthani Centre 

I SSJ8 Sept. 8> . 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Declham. 39 

i. Moses,* Nov. 16, 1739, in W. Removed to Norton ; m. there Dec. 3, 
1701, Rebeoeti Puffer. Children : 
Eunice,'^ 1763 ; Co/ii/ori, 17G1 ; Elijah, 1763 ; Belly, 1771 ; Benja- 
min, 1773. 

Child of Moses and Mary : 

ii. David, June 10, 1747, in Noi'ton. 

■ Eliazek* (Eliazcr,' John-), born iu "Wrentham, Nov. 11, 1701 ; died July 
8, 1751. Lived near the Bellingham line in the part of Wrentham 
which became (West) Franklin. Signed a petition in 1737 to 
have Franklin set off as the second precinct of Wrentham. Married 
May 20, 173G, Hannah^ (Thomas,^ SamueP) Man (born May 3, 
1711). Children, born in Wrentham: 

i. Jesse,* March 10, 1733-7 ; d. in Franklin, July 13, 1313 ; m. Dec. 26, 
1763, Kezia Mills (d. ia F. Aug. 23, 1S-3I). Children, b. in \V. r.nd F. : 
Amnriah,^ 1761; E/razer. 1763; li'czia, 1763, d. y. ; 0/if?, 1771, 
d. y. ; Palience, 1772 ; Hannah, 1771 ; Olive, 1777 : Jesss, 1779 ; 
Snnford, 1731 ; Silvea, 1788.* 
ii. Han^-au, Nov. -23. 1733 ; m. in \y. Juno 14, 1753, Wf.rehani Warner? 
iii. Jerusea, Au..;. 3, 1741 ; d. March 27, 1750. 

iv. Billy, Maroh 21, 1742^-3] ; d. An-. 22. 1821, in F. ; m. 1767, Sarab, 
dau. of BeDJ. Partrid^-e, of EiUinghaai, Children, b. ia \V. and F. : 
Lois,^ 1773; Jerusha. 1776 ;, 1739, d. y. 
V. ZiBA, Dec. 13. 1744 : rorajvel from Franklin to Winchester, N. H., 
1763 ; m. i5r>t. Kezia, daughter oi Israel Day ; m. second, Sarah Ste- 
phenson. Children, b. in Winchester, N. 11., of Zihaaiid Kezia Ware : 
Zeynis,^ 1771 ; Joel, 1772, d. y.; Belli/, 1774, d. y. ; Ziba, 1775; 
Kezia, 1777; John, 1779. d. y. ; Hannah, 17S0 ; Jacob, 1782; 
Joseph, 1785 ; Abigail. 1787. 
vi. Eli, May 31, 1743: d. in F.. Nov. 1, 1S35 ; lived in Franklin in the 
homestead; m. in \\ . .June 27, 1771. Taciar. dau. cf Samuel Wi^fal 
(b. May 17, 1750. d. March 1, IS21. F.). Children, b. in W. and F. : 
Margaret.^ 1112 : Hcozihak, 1775; David, 1117 ; Moses, 1130 ; Sa- 
rah, 1784 ; Pki'iea}. 1796. d. y. 
vii. Aeial (dau.), July 10, 1751 ; d. in F. unm. Dec. 1, 184I, in her 90tb 


Daniel^ (^lleazer,^ John"), born in Wrentham, Nov. 2. 170G; died there 
March 17, 1769. aged 64: ; married May 23, 1748, Mary Hewes 
(died May 1, 1798, aged 82). Children, boiu in Wrentham: 

i. Daniel,* March 5. 174S-9 ; m. July 14, 1785, Surviaa Greatraikes, of 
Fosboro' (d. Auir. 22, 1816, at Vv' ,). Children, b. in W. : 

Amherst,^ I78s ; Silccaus, 1791 ; Merci/, 1795 ; Jacob, 1797, d. y. 

ii. Makv, Sept. 23, 1750; m. June 11, 1779, in W., Joseph Robeshaw 
[Robeeheaux] . 

iii. NAOiii, Dec. 18, 17-32 ; d. March 17. 1785. 

iv. Eleazer, April 9. 1755 ; d. Dec. 31, 1764. 

V. Jerusha. Jan. 31. 17.37 ; m. Dec. 23. 1786, Dr. Jencks Norton. ? 

vi. Esther, Sept. 4. 1753 ; d. April 4. 1765. 

vii. Olive, June 5, 1760 ; m. in W. July 1, 1790, Jeremiah Man. ? 

IlEZEKiAn* (^/ijarer," Jr^/^/i'), born in Wrentham, April 17, 1711; died 
May 16, 1741, aged 31 ;t married March 18, 1736, Ithamar Far- 
rin^ton. (She married second, Dec. 8, 1747, Joseph Fairbanks.) 
ChUdreii, born in Wrentham: 

* A descendant civos Khoda and Sally, but noi Jesse and P.itience. 
t Buried at Vv'rt' Ceutre. 

40 Genealogy of Hohert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

i. Marv,^ Jan. 27, 1730[-7] ; d. Oct. 3, 1753. 
ii. AbiG.UL. Miireh 2, 1737[-8]. 

iii. Eluau, July S, I73'J ; d. in \V. March 2, 1813, aged 74 ; m. Jan. 7, 1763, 
Ilcpziliali Ofxtcr.? Cliildron : 
Pol/ij,^ 17(58 ; llrpzibah, 1770. 
iv. Uezkkiaii, Nov. 27, 17-10; d. in W. Juneli). 1770, "Lieut."; m. in 
W. xMiiy 10, 1764, Molly Hall (d. Dec. 9, 1809) Children : 

Jason,^ 17G5; Hezr'/ua.'i. 11 f\S ; Eunice, 176'J ; lUoda, 1771; Har- 
inon, 1773; Preston, 1777; Susan, 1779. 

John* {Joseph,^ John^), born in Sherborn, INFay 20. 1717 ; ilied there Sept. 
18, 1779; inherited the north half of the homestead in Slierboru; 
selectman, 1758 ; married June 19, 1743, Martlia, daughter of Dea. 
Henry (Solomon,'^ Henry^) Prentice, of Cambriilge (born June 27, 
1724, died April 20, 1805). Children, born in Sherboru:* 
i. Martba,* May 7, 1744 ; d. April 30, 1751. 

ii. EtiZABETH, Aug. 22, 1716 ; d. 1814 ; m. April 21, 1765, Peter* (Benja- 
min.'' Samuel,^ Benjamin,' Benjamin') BuUavd (b. Sept. 23, 1734). 
14 ch. 
iii. Marv, Dee. 5, 1748 ; m. Deo. 6, 1770, -Jonathan Ilo'brook, 2d. 
iv. JoiEPH, April 30, 1751, "Esr^."; m. Sept. 24, 1776, Grace (Joseph, 
Isaac, John) Cuolidi^e (i). May 27, 1755). He last his left arm in the 
battle of Wiiite Plains, but became an able surgeon, teaclier and mai;- 
istrate. Inlierired tlie homestead, lie was a man of great intelli- 
gence, pers.jnal dignity and moral worth, and ought to be grate fully 
rememliered as one of the most exemplary and useful citizens Slier- 
born ever had.f Children, born in Sherborn : 
Betsy, ^ 1777; Alplieus, 1781; Ai^Jvir, 1782. IT. C. 1804, LL.D., 
Judge U. S. Dist. Ct., Me. ; Pnlty, 1787; Henry, 1789. 
V. JoiiN', July 4, 1753. Fought at the siege of Boston and at Bunker 
Hill; acted as adjutant in the espoduion under Gen. Lincoln to 
suppress Shays's rebellion, 17SB ; lived in Sbevborn and Newton ; 
• built the first pauer-mill at Newton Lower Falls, 1790; m. first, Sept. 

28. 1775, Hannah Lt land (1). 1757, d. March 2, 1790). Children : 
[ Sylvia,^ \11Q ; W«'/e/', 1777 ; Orlando, 1779; Sophia, llSi: Elea- 

I _ nor. 1783 ; Eloridge, 1785 ; Pamelia, 1788 ; Gabriel, b. and d. 

5 1790. 

I Mar. second, Dec. 13, 1790, Zeruiah Brown. Children: Harriet,*^ 1791 ; 

1- Emily, 1794. 

I tI. Martua, June 6, 1756; m. Oct. 11, 1781, Joel (Joseph, Isaac, John) 

(. Coolidge (b. July 19, 1759). 8 ch. 

I vii. Benjamin, Jan. 8, 1759; d. Feb. 2. 1814; m. Dec. 1773, Mehitabb Ls- 

J: land (b. March 11, 1759, d. July 20, 1846). Children : 

' C.'iro/i7ie,M782 ; Polly, 1784; CA^/ta, 1786 ; Daniel, 1786; Eka- 

zer, 1791. 
viil. Persis, Aug. 12, 1761 : m. June 1, 1780, William Adams (Asa, Wil- 
i liam). 7 ch. 

I is. Henry (Senior), b. at Sherburne, .-Vpril 1, 1764 ; II. C. 17S5 ; ordained 

t ac llingliam, Oct. 24, 1787 ; IloUis Professor U. C. 1805-1314 ; D.D. ; 

I d. Caiubridgc, .Ma.-d., July 12. 1845, ai^fd 81; m. first, March 31, 

I 1789. .Mary (b. May 4, 1762. d. in Caiiibridu-e, July 5, 1"05), daugh- 

I tor of Rev. Jonas* ( riiomas,'' John,'' John,- Hugh' j and Luey (Bowes) 

I Clark, of Lexington, iMass. ( of Rev. -John Hancock, grand- 

i father of Gov. Hancock.) 

f Married second, Feb. 9, 1807, Mary, dan. of James Otis and widow 

of Benjamin Lincoln, Jr. Shed, at Cambridge. Feb. 17, 1807, ai-ed 43. 

Married third, Sept. 18, 1807, Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas Bowes, 

of Boston (b. May 27, 1776, d. Aug. .'50, 1850). 

Chihlren ofllenry* and Mary (Clark) 'W^ire, born in Hingham, Mass. : 

* Three sons serrcd in the Kevolutiou. 
t Morse's Sherborn. 

18S7.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 41 

1. and 2. Fanny^ & Jutia.^ h. May 17, d. May 22 and 20, 1790. 

3. Z-7/rv Clark, June G, 1701 : d. Feb. 10, 1S6R, it Northboro' ; m. 
Feb. 3, 1S18. Rev. Joseph Allen, 11. C. 1811, D.D., of North- 
bororough. Mass. Children: 1. Mary Ware .^ 1810; m. J. J. 
Johnson, M.D. 2. Rev. Joseph Henry, 18-30; fl. C. 1840. 

3. Rev. Thomas Prentiss, lS-:2 ; IT. C. 1612. 4. Elizabeth Wa- 
terhouso, 1824. S.Lucy Clark, lS2fi ; m. A. E. Powers. 6. 
EJv.-aru A. 11., 1S2S. 7. Vv'illiam Finncis, 1S30 ; H. C. 1851. 

4. Mary Cotton, Dec. 3, 1702 ; d. March 29, 18G2 ; m. Dec. 3, 1818, 
Jairns Lincoln, II. C. 1814. Ciiiidrcn : 1. Mary V.'are,^ 1820; 
m. George Barnes. 2. Ilenrv Wars, 1821. 3. Elizabeth Water- 
house, 1S24. 4. Anr.e, 1826'; m. Rev. C.S. Locke, K. C. 1S54. 
5. Catherine, 1829, d. v. 6. Jairus, 1831. 7. John Ware, 1835. 

5. Henrij, Jr., xlpril 21, 1794 ; d. at FraminL-ham, Sept. 22, 1643 ; 
H. C. 1812; ordained Second Church, Boston, Jan. 1, 1817; 
Parkmaa Professor H. C. 1830. D.D. ; m. first, Oct. 15, 1817, 
Elizabeth Watson, dau. of Dr. Benjamin and Elizabeth (Oliver) 
Wtiterhouse. of Cambridie. Mass. (b. Mar. 14. 1793, d. Feb. 5, 
1824). Children, b. in Boston : 1. Rev. John Fother^-ill V.'ater- 
house,7 Aug. 31, 1818 ; H. 0. 1838 ; settled at Fall Ri^ver ; Cam- 
bridgeport ; Baltiinors ; Arlington Street, Boston ; d. in Milton, 
Feb. 2ti, 1881. (Married first. May 27, 1814, Caroline P. Rice 
(d. Sept. 18, 18)8). Children— //^7ir!/,8 ^VUHa>n Rotrh, Mar- 
ried second, Helen \V. Rice, Children — Arthur L.,^ Francis 
M. , Caroline P. ) . 2. Mary Elizabeth, Feb. S, 1820 ; d. in Milton, 
unm.. Sept. 13, 1870. 3. Henry, Mar. G, 1822 ; d. Mar. 6, 1323. 
Henry'' \Vare, Jr., m. second. June 11, 1827, .Mary Lovell, 
only 'daughter of Mark and Mary (Lovell) Pickavd (b. in 
Boston, Oct. 2, 1798, d. in Milton, Ap.-il 4, 1849). Children; 

4. Robert, July 13, 182S, iu Worcester, JMass. ; d. Dec. 21, 
1831, Cambridge. 5. Ann Bent, March 23, 1830, Rome, 
Italy ; m. Aug." 10, 1857, Frederick Winsor, of Salem, M.D. ; 
H. C. 1851. Three sons, four daughters. 6. William Robert, 
May 27. 1832, in Cambridire ; H. C. 1852; architect; Profes- 
sor Mass. Inst. Tech. 1SGG-1S81 ; no^v of Col. Coll., N. Y. 7. 
Harriet. Sept. 9, 1834. 8. Emma Forbes, Feb. 13, 1838. 9. 
Charles Pickard, June 11, 1840; H. C. 1862; re. Sept. 1, 1970, 
Elizabeth Lawrence .\opleton, of Roxbnrv. 1 son, 1 dau. 

6. JoA.-:,Dec. 19, 17S5 ; d.'iu Boston. April 29, 1864: H.C. IS13 ; 
M.D. 1816; Hers. Prof. II. C. 1336-53 ; Pres. M.M.S. ; m. 
first, April 22, 1822, Helen, daughter of Levi and Desire 
(Thaster) Lincoln, of Hiagham (b, Deo. 1793, d. Jan. 23, 
18.33). Children: 1. Lucy A ,^ 1824 ; m. Z. A. Wiliard. 2. 

{ William, 1327, d. y. 3. John. 1820; H.C 1850. 4. Robert, 

I 1833: d. Washington, N. C. 1863; H. C 1852; M.D.; Surer. 

» 45th Mass. Vols. 5. Edith, 1835; m. A. F. Sise. G.Helen t., 

[ 18.33; m. C. M. Green, M.D., H. C. 1874. 7. Frances Clark, 

I 1840; m. W. H. McNeil. Dr. Ware m. second, Feb. 25, 1862, 

i* Jlaiy G. Chandler, of S. Lancaster, Mass. (b. Mav 22, 1818). 

7. Wil/iom, Au-. 3. 1797 ; d. Feb. 10. 1852, Cambridge ; H. C. 
1316; Rev.; Xew York 1S21-15.16, Wtit Cambridge 1813- 
1845. Ai-thor of " Zenobia," " Aurelian," "Probus."&c. 
Married June 10. 1823, Mary, dau. of Dr. Benjamin and 
I £lizabc-tu (Oliver) Waterhuu.-^e (b. Aug. 6, 1799, d. ai Baden, 

I Aug. 1, 1872). Chil. : 1. Henry.^ 1824 ; II. C. 1843; d. Feb. 4, 

1885. 2. Louisa L., 1326. 3. J'.Iary U., 1S2S. Three died 
young. 7. Frederick, 1843 ; H. ^. 1865; d. 1869. 
6. Martha, June 2, 1799; d. Oct. 21, 1802. 

9. Harrift, Dec. 25, 1801 ; d. June 24, 1838; m. Oct. 30. 1826, 
Ri^v. I-Mward B. Ha!"., Northampton, Mi.:s., and Providence, 
R. I. ; li. C. 1320 ; D. D. (b. Sept. 2. 1800, d. March 3, 1866). 
Children : Two died vo-'na-. 3. Rev. Edward H.. 1831 ; H. C. 
1851 ; PlymoMth. Worcester, Cambrid-e. Mass. -! . Francis, 1833 ; 
d. 18.50. 5. V>'i!iiam U'., 1834; d. lfei-1. 6. Robert, 1836, d.y. 
10. Martha Ann, April 5, 1804 ; d. April 16, 1805. 

42 Genealogy of Robert ^Vare, Dedham. [Jan. 

Children of Henry* and Elizabeth (Bowes) Ware, born in Cambridge, 

11. Elizahetk Anne, Junn 9, 1S03 ; d. in Roxbury, March 29. IS66 ; 

m. Aug. 24, 1831, llev. G.,T,r2:e Putnam, H. C. 18-2S, D.D.,of 
Roxbury. Children: I. Eliza,' 1832, d. y. 2. Geor-^-e, 1834, 
H. (\ 1854. 3. Charles, IH?S. 4. Caroline, 1837. 5. Anna E. 
1838. 6. Henry \V'., 1817, H. C. I8G9. 

12. Edward Avcjuslvs, h. Dec 29, d. Dcs?. 30, 1809. 

13. Caroline Rrbccca, Dec. 11, 1811; d. Dec. IfefiO; m. Oct. 27, 

1835. Edward Warren, M.D., Newton. H. C. 1820 

14. Charles Eliot, May 7, 1814; H. C. 1834; M.D. Boston; m. 

Nov. 20. 1854, Elizabeth Cabot Lee, of Boston. Child : jMarv 
Lee,^ 1858. 

15. Edward Proctor, Jan. 12, 1816; drowned in Charles River, 

July 13, 1825. 

16. Charlottr.Louifa, April 12, 1818. 

17. Ceorfje Frederick, Feb. 14, 1820 ; d. San Francisco, Cal., Sent. 

29, 1849; H. C. 1838. 

18. Thornton Kirk/and, Feb. 23, 1823; II. C. 1812; Judge Police 

Court, Fitehbarg ; m. Feb. 22, 1852, in Fitchbur<r, Lucy Anne 
Adams, dan. of Chedorlaomes and Martha ( Fos) ^Marshall (b. 
March IG, 182S). Children : 

1. Charles Eliot,^ 18.53 ; 2. Thornton M., 1866. 

19. Anne Storrow, .March 10, 1826. 

X. AzARiAH, Jan. 12, 1769 ; m. Nov. 25, 1790. Sarah Babcock. Children : 
0^/5,* iMira. Lived at Newton and Barre, Mass. 

Benja^hx* {Xathaniel,'^ N'athanieP), born in Wrenthara, Jan. 30, 1727-8; 
died there May 3,1810. aged 83;* "yeoman"; married Jan. 29, 
1767, Elizabeih Leonard (died June 15, 1825, aged 82*). Child- 
ren, born in Wreutharu : 

i. Benjamin.* April 11, 1763, " Capt." ; d. June 12, 1829, aged 81* 

ii. Sa-Muel, April 17, 1770; d. Sept. 12, 1856, aged 86;* rn'^ Joanna (Ar- 
nold) Buffum (b. SmithSeld, R. L, Aug. 1771, d. in Foxboro', June 
11, 1868, 96 vears, lOm).* 

Child: Samuel A.,' 1813.* 

iii. Polly, June 2, 1773 ; m. Oct. 26, 1797, Benjamin Shepherd. 

iv. SuSA.vxA, Sept. 10, 1775 ; m. Lewis, of \7aIpole. 

V. Margaret, d. Sept. 21, 1850, aged 73. in ^V"e.■stboro' ; ra. first, March 
2, 1806, Dr. Aaron Ilolbruok,' of Uuiden ; m. second, 1828, Elihu 
Blake, of Westboru'. 

vi. Elizabeth, Sept. 23, 1781 ; d. May 24, 1872 ; m. April 29, 1820, Ezekiel 
Jones, of Boston. 

vii. William, Oct. 20, 1784: d. Dec. 3, 1856 ; m. Betsey, dau. of Barnabas 
and Phoebe Carv, of Attleboro'. Children : 
Benjamin B.',^ 1820 ; William D., 1821 ; Betsey A., 1829. 


Nathaxiel* {Xathciniel,^ JVatltcon'eP), horu in Wrenthara. .Tannarv 14, 
1744[-5]; d. Juno 10, 1832, age<l 88;* •' Capt- ;" cjarrie(rMaj 
25, 1700, Abigail, daughter of Ich;il)od-' (Wil!iani,=' Samuel") Man 
(died .June 10, 1840, a. 93).* Children, born in Wrentham : 

i. Jarics,* Jan. 22, 1772 ; " Judge " ; d. Jan. 18, 1836, aged 64 ;* m. Feb. 
13, 1810, Sally, cku. of Beiiahf Brastow, of Berwick (b. 1782, d. in 
W. May n, 1825. aged 43).* Child : 
Jervsha K.,^ 1^10; m. Fisher. 

ii. Abigail, Sept. 12, 1774 ; d. Sept. 21, 18.36 ; m. May 21, 1504. Rev. Cal- 
vin Park. D.D., of Providence, R. I., Pro.fe-sor in Brown University.;^ 

• Buried in WrLjitliam Centre. 

t Sop. of Th'iniis Br.!>row :iiul H:iiiin!i< (.^ainncl.^ .'^.imncl-) Man. 

t Parent^ (jf I. Kev. ILa-.-i.-o:; G. t'.uk, !80;1, B;-(,v.n ISit. 2 i;., v. Edw.".rfisAmf;saPark, 
1803, Brown l&b), ProtV-.-or Andover Theolo^'iail beraiiiarv, D.D., LL.D. -3. ilev. Cal- 
vin E. Park, ISU, Amhcfst 1S31. 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 43 

iii. Warren-, Feb. 24, 177T : d. July 4. 1843; to Orrin^ton, Me., about 
1800; ra. April II, 1807, Lucv Bjaden (b. March 8, 17S2, d. May 
IR. 183!)). Children: Prisci'lla,^ 1807; Abigail, 1808; Warren, 
1810: Elhridije, 1813; Eliza, 1815; Almatia, 1817; Charksia, 1819; 
Juha, 18-22. 

iv. N.\NCY, Dec. '22, 1779 : m. Feb. 19, 1807, Col. George Hawea, in Wren- 
tham, member of'Mas.s. Senate. 

V. .Jami:s, Get. 5, 1780 : d. Oct. 16, 1795, an;ed 14.* 

vi. N.MU.ixtEL, M;iy 31, 1767 ; d. unra. >Iay 15, 1833, a^ed 46.* 

vii. Julia, about 1790; d. unm. Sept. 24, ISHO, aged 71.* 

JosiAH* (Josioh,^ NatkanieP), born in Needham, Sept. 15, 1742 ; removed 
while young to "Wrentham ; died there Oct. 23, 1S36. A flirmer, 
and one of the committee for erecting the church at North Wren- 
tham (Norfolk). Married in AV., June 18, 1770, Lois.^ d;i,ughter 
of Elisha* (Ebenezer,' Robert*) and Phoebe (Clark) Ware (born 
Feb. 19, 1747-S, died Nov. 28, 1828). Children, born in Wrentham .. 

i. £cNiCE,5 Dec. 23, 1772; d. Oct. 12, 1833; in. Oct. 20, 1797, Daniel 

Cook. 3 ch. 
ii. RnoDA, Sept. 20, 1775; d. Feb. 11, 1778, unm. 

iii. JosiAU, April 22, 1781 ; d. in Rochester, N. Y.. Oct. 26, 1827-8; m. 
fir.^t in \V., Jan. 6, 1507, Mehitable Richard-iou, of Franklin (d. abt. 
1818). Child : Josiah,^ 1812. Married second, Mrs. St. John, Roch- 
ester, N. Y. 
iv. Elisha, May 5, 1784; d. Aus;. 27, 1858; '• Capt." ; m. first in W., 
Dec. 27, 1807. Waitstill White (d. Nov. 22, 1803. aged i9) : m. sec- 
ond, Betsey Shumway, of Oxford, Mass. (d. April 3, 1818, aged 30). 
Children : 

Waitstill L.,8 1816 ; EUsha S., 1817, d. v. 
Married third. Miss St. John. Child -.'Theodore.^ 
V. Lucv, ^lareh 23, 1787; d. Sept. 5, 1870; m. Jan. 17, 1810, Benjamin 

Rockwood (b. Oct. 18, 1783, d. Feb. 12. 1868). 4 ch. 
vi. DARirs, Aug. 21, 1769; d. Miirch 16. 1857; m. May 26, 1314, Pame- 
lia, dau. of Barnabas and Phoebe (Danforth) Carev (b. in \\ illiams- 
town, Mass., Aug. 2, 1788, d. Jan. 10, 1865). Children, b. in [Norchl 
Wrentham : 
Lyman C.,« 1815; Lydia L., 1817; Bctsiy,\S\S ; Darius, 1820; 
Elijah, 1623. 
- vii. Loi>, March 21, 1793 ; d. April 8, 1S69 ; m. April 3, 1521, Josiah Cod- 
ding (b. Taunton, Feb. 1, 1787, d. in Wrentham, Sept. 6, 1864). 

Elijah* [Josi ah? Nathaniel), Sept. 30,1747 : died Jan. 30, 1817 ; married 
Feb. 27, 1774, Rebecca Woodward (died June 7, 1822). Children: 

i. Luther.* 

ii. Calvin", May 29, 1779, at Needham. 

iii. Rebf.cca. 

iv. Sally. 

V. Patty. 


AsA^ {JosiaJi° XathanieP), born iMarch 5, 1750-1, in Needham ; bapt. April 
1, '■'■ privatum quia non valuit"; died May 9, 1832, in W.. oged 81. 
Moved early to Wrentham, and lived in the north part, now Norfolk. 
Lost his Ifft hand in the battle of Monmouth, 1778 ; was deacon of 
the church for forty years ; married December 27, 1779. Phixbe, 
daughter of Elisha'' (Ebeuezer,' Robert-ji and Phccbe (Clark) Ware 
(born Jan. 2, 1758, died Jan. 25, 1820). Children, born in W. 
i. Hannah,* May 20, 1731 ; d, Aug. 10, 1S52 ; m. Oct. 16, 1306, Sam- 
uel Holbrook. 

♦ Buried in Wrentham Centre. 

44 Genealogy of Bobert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

ii. Asa, Jane 16, 1783 ; d. Miiy 6, 18G2 ; " Capt." : m. first, Nov. 26, 1S07, 

Rcna Hichard^on, of Fnuiklia (b. June 3, 1788, d. June 18, ISlS.i. 

Children : Clarissa .4..,^ 1608. 

Married .socoiid, -June 29, 1315, Ursula Turner (b. Nov. 8, 1768, d. 

May '24, 1362). OlulJren : 

E,mly F.,^ 1822; Francis T., 1825. 
iii. Caleb, Nov. 10, nSS. 
iv. TiiEODORE, March 22, 1792 ; d. Jan. 19, 1822, in W. ; m. April 13, IS20. 

Sarah B. Daniels (b. June 19, 179;.)) .* 
V. Pca:uE, Nov. 22, 1794 : d. March 1, 18S1 ; m. April 26, 1821, Elipha- 

let Blake, Pawtucket, R. I. 
vi. CiiLOE, July 6, 1797; d. June, 1880; m. James Budlonrr, Pawtucket, 

vii. Silas, June 3, 1800 ; d. Oct. 21, iS39, Pawtucket, R. 1. 

Joseph* (Joiiah,' NcifkanieP), born o.t Xeedham, Oct. 15, 1753 ; died Xo- 
vember 12, 1805 ; married June 1, 1780, Esther Smith, of Need- 
ham (bora Jan. 16, 175G, died Aug. 183-i). lie n^as a farmer 
until the Revolutiou, when he entered the army a.ud served throucfh 
the war, acting as orderly sergeant and recruiting officer. He was 
the author of a journal of the expedition to Quebec under Gen. 
Arnold, 1775-6 (Reg. vol. vi.). He was also at the battles of 
Coucoi'd and Ticouderoga. Children, bora in Needham and Natick : 

i. Joseph,* Not. G, 1778 ; m. Nancy Smith. Child, Abby.^ 

ii. WiLLi.Mi, Au2:. 5, 1784 ; d. Nov. 30. 1839; lu. Jan. 1, 1812, Abio^iil 

Williams, Rcsbury (b. An». 23, 1791). Children : 
Abirjail,^ 1312; Joseph, Harriet. 1815; Mary, Ralph. 
iii. George, June 25, 1787 ;*d. Mav, 1820, unm. 
iv. PoLLV, June 10, 1789 ; d. Aprfl 5, 1794. 
V. ABrG.iiL, June 10, 1791 ; d. May, 1872 ; rn. first, in Weston, 1815, John 

Seaverns. 2 children. 

Married second. Thomas R. Shepard Ob Dec. 1854). 2 children. 

Married third, Dec. 7, 1339, Rev. Tvler Harriniiton (d. aI)oi;t 1870). 
vi. Ralpu, July 19, 1793 ; d. March 2a."l301. 
vii. Marf, April 13, 1795 ; d. Feb. 10, 1878 : m. John "Whittemore. 

Daniel' {Joskth,* JSathayiiel"), born in Needham, May 19, 1755 ; died Oct. 
20, 1S19 ; " E3^." Served two terms of three months each as or- 
derly sergeant in the army, and later lilled various public offices in 
Needham. '' Pureh'ised and occupied a farm next to his father's." 
JMarried Sept. 16, 178-1, Abigail Newell (b. in Dover, d. April 20, 
1849, aged 8i). Children, born iu Needham : 

i. Daniel,* Sept. 22, 1785: d. Dec. 30, 1802; m. Feb. 28, 1819, Mrs. 
Lvdia Rus.-ell, of Holliston (d. Dec. 22. 1804, aged 80). Children : 
'Caruhne,'-- 1820, d. y. ; Dajiid N., 1823, d. y. ; Daniel i\'., 1825. 
ii. DoROTHT, Feb. 9, 1788 ; d. March, 1871 ; m. June 2, 1811, Isaac Smith, 

Newton Unper Falls. 
iii. Reure-v, June 12, 1790; d. Jan. 22. 1875; "Capt."; m. Nov. 30, 
1820, Lydia Pratt Smith (iivins; in 1880). Children : 

Susan P. ,^ 1S21; Li.dic. M.", 1824. d. y. ; Louisa M., 1S28 ; Reu- 
ben iV,, 1830 : William S.. 1832. 
iv. Rkuel, Sept. 24, 1794; d. in Welle^ley, Aui. 15,1832: m. May 20, 
18:24, Hannah, dau. of Royal MoInMsh (d. May I, l^^ln). Children : 
Abigail E..^ l^ii.j ; Rciid VV., 1820; Luanda E., 1828 ; Hannah J., 
1830; Catntrine P., 1832; Ann L., 1833; Surah F., iS3G ; AUhta 
A., 1843. 

• Mr3. Sally Ware m. second, July 8, 1S24, Joseph Breck, of MedtielJ. 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert ^Vare^ Dedham. 45 

T. Dextek, Oct. 27, 1797; killed by the cars at Grantville, Oct. 20, 1851 • 
ru. }>Iay '25, IhOG, Mary C. Smith. Children : 
Rebecca ^.,« 1628; Marj E., 1S30; Georae D., 1333 ; Ellen M 
vi. N.\BBr, Feb. 24, ISOO ; m. John Sargent, of Leicester. 
vii. LrcixDA,") April 17, f m. Aug. 21, IbSl, Charles Mayo, of Chathani. 
viii. Louisa, / 1804 ; \m. March 20, 1834, Sulomou F. Smith. 

Samuel* (^SamueU KalhanieF), bora May 9, 17-iG; dieil at Heath, Mass., 
Dec. 5, 1829. Removed before 1781 to Conway, Mass. "'A oen- 
tleiuaijlv and tender physician, cheerful and ingenious in his profes- 
sion. His genial spirit made him many friends, and his constant 
public employment as a Justice of the Peace, &c, made him well 
known. He was of the salt of the earth." 3Iarried Jan. 24, 1771, 
in Dedhanj, Bethiah Avery (born Jan. 2G, 1749, died Dec. 2, 1843). 
Children, born in Conway: 

i. Sox,* unnamed ; d, soon. 

ii. Samlel Willum. Jan. 20, 1774 ; d. Sept. 4, 1775. 

iij. Bkthiah, March 17. 1780 ; d. Aa^;. 17, 1848, Nunda. N. Y. ; m. Oct. 13 
1806, Piev. Moses Miller, of Heath (ix Nov. 23, 1776, d. 4Dril22' 
1855) . ' ' 

iv Sarah, April 20. 1782; d. Feb. 19. 1864, Danbury, Ct. ; m M?v 1" 
I8U. Rev. William Bonney (d. 1839, Ndson, 0.). 

V. '\^iLL[AM, May 22, 1784; d. 1822: phy.-ician and preacher; to West- 
minster, Yt. ; ni. Siirah Raymond. Lliili, Mctn^.^ 

TJ. Marv, Deo. 5, 1785, Conway ; d. in Conway, Feb. U, 1870, aged 84 ; 
m. March 13, 1816. as his s-econd wife, Southworth Howlaud of West 
13rookfieId (b. March 29, 1779, d. June 8, 1853). 

Jonathan* (Sanuiel^ yathanieF), b. July 12, 1747; died Feb. 9, 1829. 
Farmer; removed from Norwich to Conway, Mass., 1796; married 
first, April 28, 1770, Sarali, daughter of Dea. James Woods (born 
1750, died June 17, 1776) ; married second, March 13, 1777, Lucy, 
daughter of Samuel Kingsley (ilied April 17, 1786) ; married 
third, May 28, 1789, Anna, daughter of •'Esq''" John Kirkland* 
(born April 3, 17G4, died Aug. 25, 1836, at Granville, III). Yv'ent 
west wiih her son John, 1835. Children of Jonathan and Sarah: 
i. Timothy,* Xov. 21, 1771 ; d. April 28, 1837, Granville, III. Children : 

Jonathan,^ 1805 ; 2 other sons ; 1 daughter. Ail died unm. 
ii. Sallv, Feb. 27, 1773 ; d. Sept. 1823. 
iii. Hannah, Jan. 31, 1775; d. Dec. 15, 1839; m. in Conway, Jac. 16, 

1797, Dr. Enos Smith, of Granby. 
iv. JoyATHAN, June 11, 1776; d. March 28, 1810, unm. 

Children of Jonathan and Lucy, born iu . 

V. Lucy, Xuv. IS, 1777 ; d. Nov. 1835. 

vi. Anna, July 14, 1779 ; m. in Conway, Oct. 4, 1799, Israel Rice, Cazenovia 
N. Y. ' 

vii. Sami-el, Sept. 5, 1731, in Norwich ; d. Au^j. 25, 1867, at S. Deer- 
tield; m. first, Nov. 20, 1810. Lucy Parsons (b. Sept. 15, I77y, d. Nov 
13, 1813) ; m. second, April 10. 18U. Olive Bi.Itw.h.d (J. in De-^'rfield' 
June 18, 1S70) ; Williams Coll. 18u9. Conway, Ware, S. Deerfield' 
&c. Clerfryman. Child'-en, all by hi.s fii-sc wife, b. in Ware ■ ' 

Fived.y. ; Elizahcjh P.,^ 1810; Sa.-nvel. 1821; Austin, lS23. 
vili. Slsanna, March 9, 1781; d. Aug. 15, 1815; m. Aug. 15, lo'oi, sJlomon 

ix. Naomi, April 6, 17S6 ; went west 1834 ; d. Oct. 2, 1635, at Graiiville, 111. 

J • Uncle of PresiJeiU Kirkland, of II.HTard College. 

VOL, XLI. 5 

46 Genealogu of Eohert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Children of Jonathan aiifl Anna: 
X. Son, uniKinu'd, Feb. U, l7'.)-2. xt ir 

xi. Jo?KPU KiRKLAND. April '21, 1793 ; d. Dec. 7, 1854, Canandaisna jS. Y. 
Cler'^yaiuii. .Marrica Miy 8, iSeS, Clarissa, dan- of R )ger and Lhloe 
Learnt (I). July 2G. L'^Ol, d. Aiii;;. 22. 1873). Children : 

J.tsqth,^ 18-J'9: VV'^7//V7m. 1831; Clnrism L., 1833; ±;//e«, 1835; 
Aiari/, 1837; Laura, 1839; Jospjj/* f?.. 1840. 
xii EiizujETii, Ni)v, 05, 179C>, in C)n\vav; d. Feb. 23, 1799. 
siii. Loi-iSA. An-. 17, 1798; d. Fob 7, 1803. 

xiv. John, Ah-. 10, 1801 ; d. Aug 28, 1830, at Granvdle, 111. ; removed 
from Conway, l'^33 ; morchant ; m. in C»iivviy, .Aug. 18-33, Sarah 
Dickinsin. Ciuldren: Lncij Ann ;^ Joseph, 1832. 
XV., Feb. 15, 1801 ; d. June 9, 1SR3. in Granville. W cnfc we-:t, 1336. 
Farmer in Granville, 111. -Married April 22, 1833, Lucinda A. Clark, 
of Conway. Children: 

Edward K.,^ 1S31; Caroline C, I33fi ; Lucinda A., 1839; Lyman, 

1811 ; AnnL., 1843; E.'isha C, 1846; Lincoln C, 1849; HtJi- 

ry, 1851. ^ ,. , ,, 

xvi. Thom\s, Jan. 5, 1806. " The.same day his srandfathcr Ware died. 

Farmer. Went we=t 1S3B. Still living (1886) in Granville. 111. -\iar- 

ried first, at Xorwieb, .Mass., March 19, 1833, Nancy L. Shepard of 

Worcester (d. Get. 9, 1846). Children: 

Thomas S.,« 1836; CipUhia L., 1838 ; Nancy L., 1841 ; Charles A., 
1843; Henry M., 181.^, d. y. 
Iklavried second, at Fioud, 111., May 6, 1S17, Marv Ann Stewart. Ch : 
H"/Warti ■S.,MS48; Mary A., ISriO : Sarah E., 1^52 ; Hairy M., 
1854; James IV., 18.J0 ; Joseph Edwin, 18)7; Lucy E., 18G0 ; 
Justin P., 1663. 

Ebenezer* {Eboiezer,^ Robert^), horn in Wrentham, May 16, 1709 ; died 
Jan. 2.3, 1774 ; niiirried Mary, daughter of RoGert and Mary Ful- 
ler, of Needham (born Aug. 17, I7r7, died Sept. 6^. 1804, aged SS). 
" Ebenezer'' left no gi-andchild of the name of Ware." CbilJreu, 
boru in Wrentliam : 

. i. Noah,* Oct. 25, 1738; d. An-. 25, 1761. 

ii Edee, Oct. 31, 1740 ; d. Set.t. 28, 1826 ; m. Oct. 14, 1//9, Daniel Pond. 
iii Ezra, N..v. 2, 1742 ; d. Aug. 21, 17.57. 
\v. Marv, Dee. 15. 1741; d. Oct. 17, 1748. 

J\coB. Dec. 30, 1746 ; d. Oct. 28, 1748. [Thorapson. 

lIui.DAU, Nov. 2, 1719; d. Occ. 4, 1807; m. March 13, 1790, Jason 
,... BAAsnA,'N>iv. 2, 1751; d. May 11. 1757. 
viii. David, Dec. 10, 17.^3 ; d. May 19, 1757. 
ix. Maky. Aug 27, 1750 ; d. May 27, 1757. 
X. Thankful, May 8, 1758 ; d. Sept. 24, 1763. 

Eliphalet* {Ebenezer,'^ Robert^), hon\ \n Wrentham, March 25, 1711; 
died Nov. 28, 1779; married August IG, 1733, Experience Garusey, 
of M.edway. Children, born in Wrentliam: 
i. Ei-uniALF.T,* June 2, 1734; d. -Jan. 10, 17.56. " Died of sickness at 
SiieSald when he was returning hume from the army that went against 
Crown Point." . 

ii. •ExPERircNCi;, March 27, 1736 ; m. at Medfield, April 30, 1<62, Jeremiah 

iii. MaRIam. -May 13. 1739. ^ 

iv. ELizvnETU, July 2, 1741; d. Nov. 7, 1813; m. May 16, 1/Go, Lemuel 

Wiglit (d. June 21, 1821). . , . - , , oo 

V N»Tu\\ -Much 21, 1743; d. in Wrentham July 4, Is^ol, ngeJ 88; 
" Capt " inthearinv. !78i); m. Au^r 22. 1767, Lydia Green (b. m .Marcti 30,'l745. d. .May 23, 1811). CioMren : Arnannh,^ 
176.S; PoUg, 1770; Lydia, 1776; Nathan, Jr., 1778; Asa, l-=0; 
Rachel, 17S2. 



1887.1 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedhara. 47 

vi. Kezia, iMarch 21. 1743 ; d. March 27, 1756. 
vii. JSarah, Jan. 9, 1741-5. 

viii. OnvKR, March 10. I74r) ; d. in Wrentlmm, Jan. 30. 18-20;* m. Betsey 
Bacon (d. in Wivutliaiu, Apni -^'i, l-il^, ai^e 1 7:2). Child. : 

Bettij,^ 1773; Oiiver, 1775; Polly, 1778; Duty, ll^'d ; Caroline B., 
ix. As.\, July 21, 1751. 

Elisha* (Ebenezer,^ Robert"), born in Wreiitham, March 21, 1715 ; died 
at (N.) Wrentharu, July 18, 179G, a^ed 81 ; mar. Feb. 12, 1746-7, 
Phoebe (b. 1718, d. Oct. 10, 1702), daughter of Samuel Clark, 
who held a large grant of land from the crown, 1G92, Some of 
Elisha's descendants still own parts of tiiis grant. P>lisha gave the 
land for the church at N. Wreutham. Children, born in (N.) 
"VVreutham : 
i. Lois,* Feb. 19, 1747-8; d. Nov. 28, ISGO ; m. June 18, 1770, Josiah* 

Ware, of Needham (Josiah,^ Nathaniel-) . 
ii. Deborah, May 15. 1750 ; d. March 2B, 1757. 
ill. Eunice, Aug. 23, 1752; d. March 21. 1757. 
iv. Emsua, March 5, 1750 ; d. Jan. 4, 1757. 
V. PncKBE, Jan. 2, 175S ; d Jan. 23, 1820 ; m. Dec. 27, 1779, Deacon Asa* 

Ware, of Wrentham (Josiah,^ Nathaniel'-). 
vi. Joel, Aujr. 31, 1760; d. March 23, 1838; m. first, Dec. 11, 1784, 
Pamela-Blake (b. Au2;. 14. 17(52, d. July 18. 1813). Children : 

Amos,^ 1785; " B^lsee," 1787; Alcan, 1790; Sjnthia, 1792 ; Su- 
key, 1794; Pamdia, 1802. 
Married second, Sept. 15, 1814, Mrs. Amelia Wallace (boru April 6, 
1774, d. Dec. 2, 1832). Ciiild : Lydia Lurena,^ 1817. 

Roh-Em* (Eohe7't,^ Eohert^), born in Wrentham, Nov. 27, 1711; married 
^ May 1, 1735, Esther* (Thomas,^ Samuel") Man (born Aug. 19, 

1712). Children, born in Wrentham: 

i. Esther,* May 30, 1739. 

ii. Robert. Feb. 2, 1740-1, unm. 

iii. Sarah, May 18, 1743. 

iv. Bettv. Feb. 23, l744[-5]. 

V. Eldad, Jan. 1, 174S-9 ; d. Dec. 22, 1769. 

vi. Rachel, Sept. 1, 1751. . 

Timothy* {Robert,^ Robert"), boru in Wrentham, Dec. 23, 1715; died 
Nov. 29, 1794, in his 79th year ;t mari-ied first, Jan. 18,1742-3, 
]\rary, daughter of Paul and Hannah Mealy (born 'Sow 30. 1720, 
died June 27, 17G7, 47th vear) ;t married second, June 1, 17G9, in 
W., Rachel (Ball) Stearns (died June 11, 1800, GSth year).t Child- 
ren, all by first wife, born in Wrentham : 

i. Mary,* Dec. 2, 1743 ; m. Feb. 14, 1765. Joseph Hill, 
ii. Olive. Nov. 20, 1746 : m. Jan. 12, 1709, Thomas Mfssen.^er, Wrentham 
iii. Tjmothv. Nov. 20, 1740; d. May 30, 1798, a^ed 52 ; ni. in W, Dec. 7 
1769, Abiel, dau. uf Rohert and Mary Ray (b. Oct. 10, 1718, d. Jan 
12. 1825). Children : 

Rachel,^ \1'0\ Molly, \11^\ Lnris, \"\. d. y . \ IVnits/iU, 1717 
Timothy, 1779 ; Eunice. 1782 ; Olive, 1785 ; Alid, 1787 ■,% Eldad, 
1790, d. y. ; Avtry S., 1792. 

• Or in Frankhn. March IG, 1S19. 
r Buried on. t!ie '' North Pl.iiii." 

t Mar. Fi-i-'iltriuk Pjiiic, and was mother of Albert Ware Paine,, Bangor, Mc., and 
E.e7. limuthv Otis Paiue. 

48 Geyiecdogij of Robert Ware, Dedham, [Jan. 

iv. E 

i.T.\s. May 30, 1754; in. Jan. 25, 1731, Deborah, dan. of Ephraim 
Groves, of Franklin. Chililven, b. in Wrentham : 

EUas,^ 17S-3 ; Preslon, 1TS3 ; James, 178j ; Herman, 1787, d. y. ; 

Ga/frt, 17S9; Ephraim G., 1791; Clarissa, VQi; Maria, 1127 ; 

Milton, 1709; Addison, 1802; Deborah, 1805. 

Joseph* {Rolert,^ Robert'), boru in Wrentliam, Jan. 23, 1717-8 ; d. Sept. 
4, 1811, 94!h yr. ;* married first, Jan. 7, 1747-8, Sarah Ileaton 
(died Sept. 3, 1776, 5Gth year).* Children (perhaps others): 
i. IcuAEOD,* May 30 ; d. June 2, 1761.* 

Married second, Jan. 6, 1778, Hannah Pasmore, of Mendon 
(died Feb. 21, 1811, 84th year,* W.). 

JOXATHAX* {Robert,^ Rolert"), born in Wrentham, May 8, 1720. '• Died, 
of sickness at Canterhook, when he was coming home from the 
army that went against Crown Point, Nov. 19, 1755." Married in 
W. April 19, 1748, ^Mary Shuttleworth (died a widow April 9, 
1797). Children, born in Wrentham : 
i. AuiAL* (dau.), Aus. 11, 1750. 

ii. Samuel, Sept. 2, 1753 ; d. Oct. 22, 1829. at Franklin ; m. May 27, 1779, 
!Meiiitablc, dau. of 'ihomas and Marv (Aldrnge) Thurston (b. May 1, 
1754. d. March 4, 1831)- Children,!), in \V. : 

Rhoda,^ b. 1780: Elias, 1782, d. y. ; Samuel, 1784; Alfred, 1786; 
Nancy, 1788 ; WiUard, 1795. 

Hexrt'* (Robert," Robert'), born in Wrentham, April 20, 1722; died there 
Feb. 6. 1776, 54th year;* married Dec. 20, 1749, Esther Cheever. 
Children, born in Wrentham: 

i. Silence,* July 10, d. July 17, 17.52. 

ii. Asaph, Not. 20, 1755 ; m. .June 15, 1775, Mercy Clark. Children : 

Pliny,^ 1776 : Arid, 1778 or 9 ; James, 1781 ; Riifus, 1783 ; Eunice, 
1785 : Lydin, 1787. 
iii. EcNicE, Au2. 23. 1757; m. in W. April 18, 1781, Benjamin* Metcalf 

(Pelatiah,* Michael,'* Eiiazer,^ John,- MichacU). 
IT. Ltdia, Dec. 15, 1758. 
T. James, Sept. 24, 1761. 

Thomas^ (Robert,'^ Robert"^), born in Wrentham, Oct. 4, 1725 ; died Nov, 
t^ 14, 1761; married Nov. 13, 1751, Rebeckah Diusmore. Children, 

bora in W. : 

1. Margaret,* Feb. 10, 1752; tn. April 4, 1771, Joseph Kingsbury.? 
ii. Oliver, July 4, 1754. 

ICHABOD'* (Robert,' Robert^), born in Wrentham. June 1, 1728 : died there 
Oct. 24, 1810. 83(1 year;* married ilay 30, 1754, Saraii Skinner, 
of Norton (died Aug. 2, 1765, 31st year*) ; married second, Feb. 
13, 1766, Marcy Stearns (died in W., Aug. 10, 1805, 75th year*). 
Children of Ichabod and Sarah, born in A^'renthara: 

i. Xathax,* Dec. 20. 1754 : ni. Dec. 23. 1779, in \V., Hannah Everett. 
ii. Lois, Jan. 8, 1757 : m. Nov. 27, 1783, Ihaddeus Whi'do::, in W. 
iii. Obed, Feb. 19, 1759. " . 

* Buried on the '' North Plain." 

1887.] Genealogy of liohert Ware, Dedham. 49 

iv. JosEPa. Oct. 11, 1761 : d. Jan. 1"3, 1837. Deacon in second Congrega- 
tional Cliiircli, Mc(l\v;iy. 1798-1813; removed to N. Wrenthun ; m. 
first (pub. April -25. 17!i3), Esther, dan. of Daniel and Esther (Hall) 
Hulbrunk (b. Feb. 4, 17C.1, d. Nov. 10, 1808). Cliiidren : 

Joseph.^ 17U1 ; Esthtr, 1795; Jusiak /A, 1797; Daniel A ., 11^; 

Mary E., 1J:0-J. 
Marritd second, March 2G, 1609, Marv. dau. of Asa Blake, of North 

'Wrenthani (d. April 8, 1^29, ai;ed 59). Children : 

Asa BUikf,^ 1810;* L:/nan P.\ lS\-2. \ 

Married tliird, Oct. Q^, 18-29, Mr^. AM-ail Greene, of Medway. [Ois 

■\vidi>vv married as his third wife Harmon Metealf, lather of the late 

Judge Theron .Metcalf.J 

Children of Ichabod and 31;u'cy : 

V. Ebenezer, Jan. 28, 1767 ; d. June II, 1834 ; m. in Jlan.«field. March 9, 

1S07, Betsey AVhite, uf Manfiieid (.1. Mav '25. 1S13). Children : 

Jamts,^ 1803; Juscph, lc09 ; Tiniothy, 181-2. 

. Married second, Lueinda, dan. of Jjttii and Susan Burr ^b. Au"- 24 

1784, d. March 13, 1861, 76. G. 17.") Cliiidren: 

Dacid,^ Is 16. d. y. ; Gcur-i/e, 1818 ; Elizabctli. 1821, d. y. 

vi. S.vRAii. June 12, 1770; ni. Oct. 29, 1793, James Cheever, Wrentham. 

\ii. CvRVS, .\ug. -JO. 1777; d. Jan. iS, lb56, in his SOtli year ;f m. first! in 

W., March '21. 1803, Hannah Richardson (d. March 29, 1819, in her 

j 40cb year).t Children : j 

iSa//^,M804 ; Qrus, 1806 ; Chadolte, IBQS ; Hannah, 1610 ; Tko- I 

mas, 1813. - j 

53. . } 

Jabez* {Michael," liohert^), born in AVrentham, Feb. 28, 1722 ; died in j 

Franklin, June '2S, 180'); married first, in Wrentham, Dec. 16, 
1746, Mary, danghter of Thomas^ (SamueP) and Hannah (Aldis) i 

Man (iiorn July 15, 1725. died in F. Feb. 14, 1789). Married second, j 

in Franklin, Nov. 11, 1789, Hannah Allen (died April 29, 1791). i 

Lived in the part of "Wrentham which became Franklin. Children^. j 

all by his first wife, b. in Wrentham: j 

i. J\Erz.* .Jan. 15, 1747-8 : d. June 9, 1750. j 

ii. PuiNEn\s, April 22, 1750; d. Jan. 17, 1826; "Lieut.*'; m. Su.canna ' 

Hawes (l!. in Franklin, 8cpt. 27, 18)7). Children, b. in Franklin : 
Clarinda,^ 1778; tlirce d. y. ; Alfred, 1787 ; Fhi/ander. 1789 ; Susan, 
iii. jERrsu.v. July 31, 1752 ; ni. Oct. 19, 1769. Reuben I aniels, of W. \ 

iv. M.-ir.v, April 12, 1754 ; m. May 6, 1779, Elias Man, rrauklin (Nathan,* | 

Thomas,' Samuel'-?). | 

V. Jason, .March 10, 175(; ; d. May 11, 1813; removed to Union, Me.,^ May ' 

15, 1779; m. first, Sept. 16, 1782, Polly Peabody (b. 1756. d. March j 

5, 1815). Children, b. in Union; " ' ' j 

fJrfenkaf,^ 1783 ; Ptar/y, 1784 : Pm'/i/, 1787 ; Vina!, 1789 ; Mela, 
1791 ; Ch/oe, 11Q3 ;" Srisa , 1795. d. y. ; Jabcz, 1798. 
Married second, April 16, 1817, Sally Severance (b. 1770, d. April 3, 
vi. Ei.rz-\BETii, June 13. 1758. | 

vii. Aiios, .March 29, 17t0; removed to Paxton, Mas?.; d. May IS, 1833; 

in. Aprd 13. 1786, R;!chel Pond, of Franklin (b. Oct. 2, HGS.d. Au'»* ', 

8, 1«18). Children : "^ 

Benjamin. P.,* 1787; ErcislJis,\\ 1788; .4/7i/)5, 1791 ; Horace, 1793; 
HarriLt, 1799; Manj, 180-2 {Miranda, 1804; Daniel, 1806, d. y! 

• Father of the late Edmund -A. W.ire, Pros, of Atlanta Colloge, G.i. 
t Buriud on ''N^jrih PUiia," Wrentham. 

t Perhap-i married jccuiid, March 3, lS2I,Chloe Carpenter, of Cumberland, and had 
i ^ee Hi^torv of Union. Me., hv J L. Sibley, 
y Father of Hon. Darwin E. Ware, Boston, Mass. 

VOL. XLI. 5* 

50 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

yiii. A\fELiA, Jan. 28, 176-3 ; m. :Marcl) 12, 1783, Asa Metcalf, of Franklin. 
ix. CiiLOE, d. in Franklin, Nov. 27, 1837, unm. 


Mtchafx* {Michael^ Robert'), born Dec. 5, 1725 ; married Feb. 5, 1754, 
m W., Abiel,* cbugliter of Michael* (Eleazer,^ Michael,^ Michael') 
and Abiel (Colburn) 3Ietcalf (died Dec. 25, 1757). Children: 

i. Jaxe,^ Nov. 7, 1754. 

ii. Abial (son), Deo. "25, VJbl. 

iii. UoLLY, Oct. 15, 1759.* 

Jonathan* {Jonathan,^ Roherf), born in Wrentham, April 16, 1734; died 

there Sept. 3,1775; married , 1756, Melatiah Metcalf, of 

Franklin (died July 2S, 1821). [His widou- married second, Job 
"White, of Mansfield. No is.sue. Married third, as his second wife. 
John Everett (died March 25. 1799). Children: Mdatiah and 
Metcalf 1111, Horace lll'j. Married fourth, John Whiting. No 
issue.] Children of Jonathan and Melatiah, born in Wrentham : 

1. Nancy, 5 June 2, 1757; d. in St. Alhan.s, Vt. ; m. Feb. 1, 17S1, in W., 

Enoch Billings, of Stouirhton. Removed to Vermont. 
ii. Frederick, Sept. .3, ntiO ; d. 1820, at Pomfret, Vt. "Dr." Served 
through the Kevobition. Miuried Jan. 1, 178-i, Jemima .Munninr.- (d 
I760\ Child : i?.j/jer^« 1784. (Pt-rhaps others.) 
iii, Paul, Oct. 6, 1762 ; d. Aug. 12, 1830, fi7 years ;t m. Elannah Brastow 

{Thomas), of Wrentham. Children : b. in \V. and 

Paul,^ 1791: twuf d. y. ; Jonathan, 1797; Hariot, 1799; Susan, 
1801 ; Melatiah (s.), 1803 ; Leonard, 1805 ; Thomas, 1508 ; Eleanor, 
iv. ChTEVS, Oct. 22, 1764; d. 1766. 
V. JoNATUAN, April 27, 1767 : d. Feb. I, 1833; II. C. 1790; m. Betsey P. 

Dana. Children : Cannlla,^ Mary. 
^i. Ctrcs, Mays, 1769; d. Feb. 17, 1849, in iMontpelicr, Vt. Lawyer ir. 
Jlontpelier, 1799 ; representative ; chief jnd::e of Caledonia Co. Court ; 
for forty years "law and trial justice of the neaoe'" m iSIontnelier ; Barre, Vt., ]May, 1S03, l^itty, dau. of Gardner Wheeler, of 
Grafton, Mass. (b. Grafton, xVpril 29, 1787, d. June-2, 1-^64). Child. : 
GV^/ner TV.,= 1806; .l/«r?/ia 3/.. 1809 ; 0.r!/.y L., 1311 ; Henry. 
1815 ; Georrje, IS IS ; Mary, 1825 ; Lc lisa, 1829. 
vii. Ei-EAXOR, July 26, 1770 ; d. Feb. '25, 1794, at Foxboro'. 
viii. Leonard, Sept. 11, 1773, in Maasfield, JIass. ; d. 1800, in Columbia, 0., 

Melatiah* (Jonathan,'^ Rooeri^), born in "Wreutham, April 19, 173G : died 
Feb. 13, 1709, in Foxboro'; removed to "Wilmington. "V^'t. ; married 
in "Wrentham, Nov. 23, 1758, Cidoe Man (born May 20, 1741). 
Children, born in Wrentham and Foxboro' : 
i. MoLLEV.* Sept. 14, 17.39 : m. Jusenh Poud, of Wrentham. 
ii. Charlotte, July 31, 1701 ; + d. Oct. 10, 1832; m. Au^. 30, 1787, in Fox- 
boro', Samuel Furrest. 7 child. 
iii. F.\XNV, xMarch 10, 1703. 

iv. Chloe, April 27, 1767 ; m. May 5, 1780, Ilezekiah Pettee, in Fox- 
boro' (d. March 16, I822j . 11 child. 
y. LucRETiA, June 21. 1769 ; m. Jan. 20, 1737, Zcbulon Pond. 
i\. Seli>'a, July 23, 1772. 

• "Bo!!y, dau. oflNIichfu?! and Lucv." 
t Buried Centre. 
X Caroline (W'rcutli- Rcc). 

i 1687.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Bedham, 51 

x\\ AlELiTiiH (s.), Feb. 16, 1775. Removed to Wilminiztor), Vt. 
T i Horatio Gates, June 8, 1778 ; d. Feb. S, 1856 ; in. Jan. 24, 1808, Kezia 
Enraes GoodenuW (d. Nov. 24, 1S35. in licr 49cti year). Kemoved to 
"Wilmington, Vt. Children: ,,,0-,. u 

MaruJane ^ 1811 : Caroline, 1813 ; Horatia Sewdh 181o ; tioraho 
G\ 1818; LoammiB., 1821. d.y.; Enzabetk VV., 1823; Kev. 
Loammi Goodenow, 1827. H. C. 1850, Burlington, Vt. 
is. Dan-iel Leon.srd, March 5, 1783 : d. Arril 23, lS5t \^va J)(^- 5- 1^13, 
Elizabetli (Jones) Dow (b. Sept. 9, 1775, d. April 30 18^0). thild. : 
Horatio L.,^ 1815; E/izabeth Jones, ISll ; Danid L., I&i9 ; Amos 
j\., 1821 ; William H., 1823 ; Susan L., 1825. 
X. Betsey, May 19, 1786 ; m. Nathan Foster. 

Samuel* (Enhrcdm,' Ephraim^), born in Needliam, Nov. 23, 1722; mar- 
ried Deborah Lovewell of Westoii (published Dec. lo, 17o0). Child- 
ren, bora in Needham : 
i. Hanxah,* Sept. 15, 1751. 

ii. Benjamin, April 7, 1754. . ,^ ,. t-w v 

iii. Samuzl. April 24, 1756, "jr.'' ; m. Nov. 26, 1. .8 in_Neednam, Debo- 
rah,* dau. of John an.d Deborah Edns (b. Sept. 18, l.ob). 
iv. Epuraim, June 8, 1759 ; d. Sept. 13,t 1820. aged 61 ; "Lieut. : m. Feb. 
11, 1790, Per.sis,dau. of Robert and Rachel imich (b. Nov. oO, l.ol, 
d. Sept. 18. 1832, aged 71, in N.). 
T. EuzxBETH, Oct. 14, 1761; m. July 20, 17S0, John, son of John and 
Deborah Edes (b. April 24, 1754). 

EPHRAni* (Ephraim,= Epiir aim''), hovn in Needham, Mass., Jan. 14, 172o ; 
died Sept. 30, 1792 (in what is now Concord. Me.). Lived first m 
Dedham, Mass. " Ephraim & Martha warned to leave town 
Auoust 2, 1767." Later in Grotou. Eemoved to Somerset Co., 
Mame 1790. Physician. Married July 2G, 1764, Martha, daugh- 
ter of Jo.^iah and Elizabeth Parker, of Groton, Mass. (born Jan. 7, 
1737, died in Grotou, April 4, 1776). Children : 
i iRKE ^ Feb 28, 1765. in Dedham ; d. June, 1803, in Athens, Me ; m. 
" " Sybil Spaulding (d. March 11, 1852, aged 90) : removed to Maine, 
1790. Children: , ,, , ,_,,, , , 

Sarak,^ 1790 ; Betsey, 1792 ; John, 1794, d. y. ; Abel, 1.98 ; John, 

ii JoHx^Dec. 5, 1767, in Dedham ; d. Aug. 1829, in Athens, Me. ; unm 

Removed to Nordd^^ewock, Me., 1787, Athens 181<._ ''A man of 

strong and penetrating mind, Srm resolution, honest m dealing ana 

successful in busine-ss."' , .,- 

iii. Sarah. Sept. 18, 1709, in Groton; \ ^''.-f Vfv^o^" 'if ' ^T^U^' 
1796, Richard Sawtelle, of Groton (b. Feb. 6, 1709, d. Deo. 23, la38). 

9 children. 
iv. Bela, July 12, 1771 ; d. Feb. 27. 1772. in Groton. 
V. Bela, July 9, 1773 ; d. Aug. 10, 1775, m Groton. 

JON-ATHVN* (Pohrt,^ Ephraim^), born in Needhara. Aug. 4, 1738 ; mar.t 
in Fitchburg, April 11, 17 G9, Hannah Battles, of Leominster 
Children, born in Fitchburg : 
i. Hannah,^ Oct. 18, 1769. 
ii. Ltdia, Aug. 8, 1771. 

• Deborah Ware. " the ^idow," married Oct. 25, 17SS, Philip Fioyd, in Needhara. 

t ^S« T'cSSction. It is not quite certain that this Jcnatliaa was the one who 

married Hannah Battles. 

52 The liecord of David IIllVs Famihj. [Jan. 

iii. Jonathan-, March 21, 1773. 

iv. Samuel. July IB, 1775. 

V. David, Aiii;" '■2i''>, 17S1. 

vi. James, Aug. 25, 1783; m. July 2, 180-1, Rachel Wood. Child, George.^ 

Ebenezer* {Nathnniel,^ Ebenczer^), horn ia NceJham, April 22, 1726 ; 
removed to lluncock. N. II., 17'JI ; died there .June 2G, 1795, 
"jr."; m. ^^ov. 7, 17;31, ICsther, daughter of Jonathan and Kuth 
Hunting (born June 19, 17o0, died in Hancock, Nov. 28, ISOC). 
Children, born in Needham : 

i. Ebenezer,* April 6, 1753 ; d. Au^. 22. 17C6. 
, ii. JoNATUAX. Sept. 23, 1756 ; m. in X. Dlc. 20, 1778, Sarah, dau. of Jere- 
miah and Suali (.Morse) Woodcock (b. July 2S, 1755). Ciiiidrcri, b. 
in i^cediiaiii : 
Rlinda,^ 1780; Jonathan, \~'&2; Enoch, 11 Si ; Surah, llBo; Joel, 
17SR; £V/i,;r. 1790. 

iii. PiHODA, Feb. 27, 1750; d. March 1, 1777. 

iv. EsTHES. April 10. 1702; in. Dec. 31, 1789, Moses, son of Jeremiah 
and Elizabeth (Wuodcock) Eiton (b. June 19. 1753). 

V. Sarah, Sept. 2, 1707 ; d. Nov. 1. 1815 ; m. in NeeJham. Feb. Ifi, 1792, 
Lemuel, .son of Jercnuah and Elizabctli (Woudcjck) Eaton (b. Feb. 
20,1758). Removed ti) Hancock, N. 11. 

vi. EcENEZFK. April 11, 1770; d. in Hancock, X. II., Oct. 7. 1857 ; m. June 
14, 1805. Alice, dau. of Jcroiniali and Elizabeth (Woodcock) Eat^.n (b. 
March 19, 1770, d. Nov. 28, 1853). Child: Ebtuezcr,'^ ISUG, e:ill liv- 
ing in Hancock. 


Natiianii-:l'* [NothanieL^ Ehenezer^), born in Needhara, Sept. 21. 1730, 

'• jr." ; \juuried June 10, 17G2, Patience, dangiiter of John and 

liebecca (Woodward) Ward, of. Newton (born 1739). Children, 

born iu Needliam : 

i, Jasox,* March 19. 1703 ; d. Feb. 6. 1821, in Hancock, N. H. Removed 

to Hancjck, 1788 ; ni. (pub. Jan. 23, 1785) Sarah Washburn, oi Na- 

tick (b. June 13, 1700, d. July 11, 1855). Children, b. in Neodham 

anil Hancock : 

Polhi,^ 1735 ; Jasnn, 1787 ; Hannah, 1789 ; Ward, 1792 ; Snrah, 
1791 ; Eiijnk, 1797 ; KcLecca, 1799 ; Nathaniel, 1801 ; Eitza, 180-1. 
ii. Nathaniel, Jan. 7, 1705; d. Jan. 10, 1S17, 521 yr., '"jr."; m. Dec. 
31. 1789, .Mary. dau. of Eiiphalet and Abigail Kingsbury (b. Jan. 28, 
1770). Ciiildven, b in X^eediiaiii: 
John IV .5 1791; /i't,6frrrx, 1793 ; /l%ai/, 1790 ; Mary.\'i<ii\ Na- 
thaniel, 1800, d. y. ; Nincy, 1802, d. y. ; Thomas J., 1800 ; Nancy 
A'.. 1809. 
iii. Resecca, Aug. 17, 1770 ; d. July 1, 1792, unm. 


[Copied from the Fismily Bible of David and Mercy Hill, by it> present owner, 
Charles A. Robinson, E.^t^., of Gcnuantown, Penn.] 

Communicated by Edw. Dikt.leday Hap.ris, of Ncn- York City. 

David Hill, son of Jo-euh and Phohe Hill of IloUi.ston was .narried 
to IMei'oy Hororook, the dunglitei of Luke and Mercy Hul brook of Belling- 
hum. on the Twenty-tirst day of April in the year 178.'i. The time of the 
Births of their Children and their Nuincs are us follcws, yiz. : — 

1887. ] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 53 

Sylvester Hill wag born Trednesday, April 12, 1786. 
liavid Hill, jun. was born Sunday, September 23, 1787. 
Amos Hill was born Monday, July 6, 1789. 
Artemon Hill was born Tuesday, January 23, 1792. 
Solon Hill was born Tuesday, February 4, 179-i. 
Piiebe Iliil was born Wednesday, Auc:ust 14, 1799. 
Paulina Hill was born Friday, March the 4, 1803. 
Solon Hill, 'Iv,, was born "Wednesday, June 12, 1805. 
Charles Austin Hill was born Tuesday, July 10, 1810. 

Solon Hill, son of David & IMercy Hill, departed this life Feb. 23, 1799. 

Phebe Hill, daughter of David & Mercy Hill, departed this life, Oct. 29, 

Paulina Hill, daughter of David & Mercy Hill, departed this life March 
r 17, 180G. 

; David Hill, Husband of :\rercy Hill, died Nov. 4, 1813. 
[ IMercy Holbrook,* mother of Mercy Hill, died Deo. 3, 1813. 
I Luke Plolbrook, Husband of the aliove, died 3 Nov. 1775. 
[ Rachel Ilolbrook, daughter of the last named, died Nov. 7, 1775. 
[ Sena Abbee.t another dauCThter of above, died Sept. 7, 1815. 
[ Sylvester Hill, sou of David & Mercy Hill, died June 14, 1820. 
[ D'inah Hoi brook, daughter of Luke Holbrook, died Jan. 8, 1827. 
I Jeruslia Lethbridge, dau2:hter of Luke Holi)rook, died July 4, 1833. 
[ Solon Hill, 2d, son of David & Mercy Hill, died Sept. 1, 1833. 
f Lucy Jencks, daughter of Luke Holbrook, died July 24, 1833. 
j Mercy Joues, relict of David Hill, and daughter of Luke Holbrook, died 

Jidy 28, 1841, aged 73 yrs. 
I David Hill, second son ox David & Mercy Hill, died Jan. 3, 1847. 
1 Amos Hill, third sou of David & Mercy Hill, died Oct. 1869. 

Artemon Hill, fourth son of David & Mercy Hill, died February G, 1870, 
I in New Orleans, La. 

I Note. — An examination of the church records of IloUiston reveals a=5 church 

j members— Moses Hill 1733, Hannah 1733, Huldah 1741, Mary 1746, Isaac 1750. 

1 Joseph Hill liad son Joseph baptized 18 October, 1741, and daughter Bmlisheba 

[ baptized -2-]: June, 1744, also HuIJah and Hannah baptized 1748 


Communicated by Hexey F. Waters, A.M., now residing in London, Ensiantl. 
[Continued from vol. xl. p. 307.] 

I RicnAKD Qttd^'ET, citizen & grocer of London, 16 August 1G55. proved 
I 3 January IG-JG. To be buried at Stratford u[)on Avon in the county of 
I Warwick, where my fatlier .'t other my ancestors are interred. One half 
of my personal estate (having no wife) I bequeath among my five cliildrea 
Kichaid, Adrian, Tiioraas, ^yi!Iiam and Sarah Quiney. To my cousin Dr. 
I Kichard Bayley and ^faster William Wheate forty shillings apiece. To 

1 • She -;^-u? tlie daii::hter of Tobn aiul R.-ichcl Poncl, of Wrcntli;im, was bom '2S I>';c. 1730, 
I married I.uKe Ho]hrool<, 23 Jan. 17J'>-1, .-iiid died in l'.elliii.^'i.ii!n. 

+ SoT.o, flauiihi'.T cf Luke and ilorcy Hoibrook, was bovn 4 Ji^n. 1772, and married first 
j Jo.->e[jii Pcnuiman. 

j 54 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [Jan. 

' my cousin master Geor^^e Nash forty shillings, to buy rings. To my brother 

\ master John Sadler and my sons in h\w p:ihvara Pilkington and Thomas 

• • Booth and niv cousin Richard Chaundler five pounds apiece. To my bro- 

[ ther in law William Smith live pounds. To my cousin William Watts and 

f his wife forty shillings apiece. To cousin William Smith & his wife forty 

f- shillings apiece to Tiuy rings. To cousins John & Robert Smith tea 

I ■ pounds apiece. To mv daughter Ellen Pilkington fifty poimds and to 

I her husband the said "Edward Pilkington, ten pounds to buy mourning, 

f to my daughter Elizabeth Cooper ten pounds, to my brother m law 

t master John Sadler and my sister Elizabeth his wife ten pounds, to 

\ my son in law Thomas Booth & daughter Ann his wife ten pounds, 

I to son John Lilburne & mv daughter Isabell his wife ten pounds, for 

; mourning. To my cousin Charles Watts twenty five pounds when_ he 

[ shall have faithfully served out the term of eight years of his apprentice- 

\ ship. Ten pouuds'to be distributed among the children of my cousin Ellen 

i Parker equally. To my cousins John Sadler & William Baker forty shil- 

1 lings apiece, to cousin Margaret Jones forty shillings to buy rings. To my 

1 graiid child Elizabeth Pilkiuiiton ten pounds at one & twenty years of age 

i or marriage, to Gr. children William & Richard Cooper ten pounds apiece 

1 at their several ages of one & twenty years. To grand ch'dd Richard 

I ' Booth ten pounds at one & twenty. To such child as my daughte.- -Lil- 

I burne now goeth withall ten pounds at one & twenty. To the worshiptiil 

i Company of Grocers of London whereof I am a member a piece of plate 

'< of the value of ten pounds sterling. To master Watson minister of the 

i Word of God in S' Stephen's in Walbrooke, London, five pounds, to mas- 

ter Beaue, minister, &c. at Stratford upon Avon forty shillitigs. To the 
poor of Stratford upon Avon ten pounds. To my son Thomas my part, 
share & interest in the Ship called the Seven Sisters, Abraham^ Reade com- 
mander, to be managed for his use until he shall have served out the re- 
mainder of his apprenticeship; also several leases estates & interests whicu 
I have in the Tyth of Drayton & a certain house at Stratford upon Avon 
which I hold by 'lease of th'e chamber of Stratford upon Avon. 

The residue of alL & singular mv goods chattells, &c. I give & bequeath 
to John Sadler. Edward Pilkington, Thomas Booth, William Smitli & 
Richard Chaundler, in trust. &c. for my four yo iiiger children, Adrian, 
Thomas, William & Sarah Quiney. To my brother Thomas Quiney, tor 
natural life, an annuity of twelve pounds out of my messuages & lands at 
Shottery, with the appurtenances, in tlie County of Warwick ; and at the 
decease of the said Thomas mv executors to take out of the said lands the 
sum of five pounds to bear & defi-ay the charges of my said brother's fune- 
ral (Ofher lauds, &c. bequeathed and devised to his sons.) 

Also I "ive »i- devise all my land in Virginia in the f.arts beyond the seas 
tof^ether with all the stock of cattle, servants & other things thereunto be- 
lon^in- unto mv sai.l son Thomas Quinev & to his heirs & assigns forever. 
Airmvlandin'L-eland to son Richard. To the town of Strattord upon 
Avon mv two small tenements near the meer side in Stratford towards the 
maintenance of the Brid-e, etc. & for the poor alms men. Son Richard to 
be executor. If he shall not at the time oi mv decease be resident m ]:a\^- 
laad'then my sons in law Edward Pilkington & Thomas Booth^ to be exec- 
utors in trust for him in his absence. Ruthen, 6. 
fXhe te<titor, it seems, was a }.rotlic-r-iii-law of Kev. John Sadler.^ whose draigh- 
' ter innriL-d K-v. John Harvard. Wc find thac the fiithor or liarvara s wi.e. as well 
aa his own mother, belun-ed to Stratford families, fcliakspuu-e s dau-.itcr Judua 

1887.1 Genealogical Gleanings in England. 55 

mtirrioil. Feh. 10, lfil.5-f>. Thomns Qnincy, a wine merchant resicling in the Hiqih 
Street (it Str;itfiinl-iin(in-Av(in (See Ur.tlines of the Life otS!iak<pe:»re by J.O. Hal- 
liwfll I'hillii's. F.R.S., F.S.A.. 2d cd. 166-2. p. \^^2) . Tiiere \va^ a Kicliaid Qui- 
ncy, son of Adrian Quiney, who ahunt 1598 resided at the J3fll iu Carter Lane, Lou- 
don (Ibid. p. 579. fcjee also pp. 575-S2). — Editor. 

Richard Quiney of = Elizabeth da: of 

Str;itrord upon .\von I Phillips. 

descended from U'c>tou ] 

Richard Quiney of = Ellen dn: of Jo: Sadler 

London, Grocer. 
Ao 163L 

of Stratford upon 


Adrian Thomas Ellen 

Eldo-t soa 

2 3 Elizabeth 




(Visitation of London, 1633. 1034: Havleian MS. 


1476,40.5: British Museum.)— n. r. w.] 

Benjamin* Keysar the elder of Westham in the County of Essex, tan- 
ner, 10 April 1G50, proved 3 May 1650. by William Salter executor. 

Whereas George Keysar my grandfatiier, late of Layton Buzzard in the 
County of Bedford, tanner, deceased, did by his last will & testament give tiie 
twenty two pounds four shillings & five pence at my age of one and twenty 
years as my third part of one hundred marks which my grandfather gave 
unto the tliree sons of Benjamin Keysar, &c. and it now remains in the 
hands of Edniond Keysar my uncle, of London, ironmonger, being the ex- 
ecutor of my said graml.father, I give and bequeath ten pounds thereof to 
my loving brother Gabriel Keysar and ten pounds to my sister 3[ary Key- 
sar at their several ages of one and twenty years. A bequest to friend 
William Salter yeoman iu the County of Essex, who is to bo executor. 

Pembroke, 74. 

[George Keysar was the name of the tanner who first settled in Lynn, Massachu- 
setts, and ci'.rricd on his business alonijside of Strawberry brouk, to the west- 
ward of the Water Mill, which itself stood just west of the road now known as Fed- 
eral Street, lie bjuiiht the land I'Jt'i Imo. 1619, of Mr. Sauiu' 1 Bennett who tiien 
held the mill property. In October, 1654, he 5cems to have settled in ^alcm, buy- 
in;; of ]Maj n- William HaMiorne a lot of land near the South River, as it was often 
. called, or tlie Harbor, as n^'W termed, at tlie f.ut of Burying Point Lano, now Lib- 
erty Street. He still retained his estate in Lynn, whinh passed to Benjamin Key- 
ear. — H. F. W.j 

IM.VTJGF.ra- Cox of r)^;btford in the County of Kent, widow, oO May 1G.3(5 
proved 11 June 1G.56. To my well beloved brother Giles Webb' living 
now in Virginia, twenty pounds. To my brother Williivm Lews of Titbu- 
ry in the County of Gloucester t.-?n pounds. To my sister Elizabeth Waight 
wife of Giles Walght, of TitUury aforesaid, twenty pounds. To 'Wil- 
liam Stone and John Rooper, both of Debtford, five'poiuids apiece, they 
being overseers. To the poor of the parish of Debtford twenty shillings. 
Mary and Elizabeth V/aight, daughtcis of the abovesaid Giles Waight, to 
be executrixes. 

Tlie witnesses were William Iluttun, Joane PLiHips (by mark) & George 
Martin. Berkley, '224. 

t'Cantain Giles Wet)b commanded a company of ran^-ers in IJenrico Ccunty, 
Va., in 1692. A Captain Giles Webb died in ileurioi County in June, 1713. The 

56 Genealogical Ghanings in England. • [Jan. 

last married the widow of Henry Randolph, Jr., Clerk of Henrico County. In his 
will he mentions a brother Thoiuus, and his step-sun Henry Kandolph. The name 
Webb has been prominent in Virginia. John \\''cbt), " .Mariner," was granted 50 
acres of land in Aceumac County, Dec. 13, 10:27. Va. Land Records. No. 1, p. 81. 
Stephen AVebb was a Burgess iVoiu Jame^ City in October, 1611. George Webb 
was elected, Dec. 17. I77t), by the Virginia A.ssembly, treasurer of Virginia, to suc- 
ceed Kobert Carter Nicholas, resigned.— R. A. Bkock, Richmond, Va.] 

Mark Pierce, cf London, ia his will & enumeration of assets dated 
10 February lG5-i (proved in 1G-5G) mentions forty pounds in the hands of 
Master Kobert Newman,^ citizen & vintner of London, and ten poaiuls in 
money in the hands of Elizabeth Hicrginson, widow, which I lent to her 
deceased husband, Theophilus Iligginson' in New England and ought to 
have been paid presently at our arrival in England. Berkley, 233. 

I [Mark Pierce was a resident of New Haven as early as lfi39 and as late as 1G45 

i (See New Haven Colony Records, vol. i. pp. 18 and oOC). Savage, in his Ceneal. 

f Diet., vol. iii. p. 430, saj-s jie was of Cambridge 164-2, but he is not mentioned ia 

! Paige's History of Cambridge. 

^ Probably the Robert Newman who was one of the settlers of New Haven, Cc, 

j and one of the seven pillars of tlie cliurch there. He resided there as late as 1649 

I (.See New Haven Colony Records, vol. i. pp. 9, 20, i'J2). Savage, in his Gen. Diet, 

vol. iii. p. 275, says he returned to England, lie thinks he was the Rnbert New- 
man whose name is among the passengers in the Mary and John, 1634, printed in 
the Register, vol. ix. pp. 265-8. — Editor.] 

* Theophilus Higginson, son of Rev. Francis Higginson. See Hist. Coll. Essex 

i Institute, vol. v. p. 34. — Hknry "Wheatland. 

; Savage (Gen. Diet. ii. 414) says that Theophilus Higginson, of New Haven, died 

about 1657, aged 37. This will shows that he was dead three years earlier. — Ed.] 

! Thom.vs DuiiER of Chicknell within the parish of North Stonham in the 

j County of Southampton, gentleman, 12 April 1G50, proved *J November 

I IGoO by Thomas, John, Kobert ai.d Steplien Dumoaer, his executors. To 

! be buried at discretion of the executors. To the poor in North Stonham 

' and South Stonham and Bishopstoake twenty .six shillings and eightpence to 

! every of said parishes. To my wife ten pounds within one month after my 

I decease. To four of my daughters, viz. Susan, Hester, Jane and Ttlary 

Dutrier, two hundred pounds to either of them at their several days of mar- 
j riage, &c. To my eldest daughter Joane Nelson, widow, twenty shillings 

■ within one year, &c. To my two grand children ramely Samuel and luer- 

l cie Nelson, son and daughter of my daughter Jc me Nelson, fifty pounds 

i apiece at ages of twenty one years. To my daughter Margaret Clements, 

; being my second daughter and now in New England, twenty five pounds, 

j and to her child she now hath twenty five poumls within six months, &c. 

! To my only son Thomas Dumer and his heirs forever all my freehold land 

I of inheritance in North .Stonham or elsev/here within the kingdom of Eng- 

i land, to have and enjoy at the age of twenty one years. If he die without 

lawful issue then to my said four first named daughters, being now virgins 

and uamarried, &c. My beloved kinsmen John Dufuer of Townhill, Stephen 
; Penton of Winton, Robert Dufner of Duriey, Thomas Duriier of Eaire- 

' thorne and Stephen Duiner of Bishopstoake to be executors in trust, &c. 

The witnesses were Stephen Dumer, Thomas Baylie and Ann Baldry 

(by mark). Pembroke, 174. 

j [For an account of Thomas Dummer, the testator, and his children, .see Col. Ches- 

1 ter's Dummer genealogy in the Regi.ster, vol. xxxv. pp. •i6SJ-7i. His eldest duugh- 

I tcr Joane married Thomas Nelson of Rowley, whose v.-ill is printed in thf liEGis- 

I lER, vol. iii. pp. 267-8. His second daughter ^largaret married Dec. 25, 1614. Job 

1 Clement, of Haverhill, Ma-;s., atterwards of Dover, N. H. 

i If the testator waa the -Mr. Thomas Dummer, who was one of she first settlers of 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanii^gs in England. 57 

Salisbury, Mass. (Register,' vol. iii. p. 55; CoEn's Newbury, p. 301), he must 
have returned early to En^jJaad. — Editor. 

[n an account against the estate of Jlr. Thomas Nelson, deceased, presented to 
the ciiurt held at Salem by Mr. Ricliard Duiumer, the last Tuesday in June, 1656, 
is a chiim for " charges in England, from South-lnuupton to Yorice & Hull which 
is -ino miles (18 daj'es) [wit;h the hire of three horses & 2 men & Expeuces yupon : 
to Endeauour to gaine the [monjey y'' due :" 

Aiuimc; the papers also in tiiis case is a copy of a release made the first of July, 
1654, hy the widow Jone Nelson, who calls herself " of Wecooi or Duphy or Dulye 
nearc Southhampton in old England." In 1650 she calls herself of North-5-.taneham. 

Another of these papers is a copy of a bond of Thomas Nelson, dated 15th I'ich 
month, 1641, in which reference is made to the '• Contract of marriage betwixt 
Thomas Nelson of Rowley in New-England gent: & Joaue Duiuer Spinsc: the daf- 
ter of Thomas Dummer of Eadgely in ould England gent:." 

Another is interesting as containing the word " nayther," thus perhaps showing 
what the sound of this word was as then pronounced. — Comity Court, Ipsivich, 
March, 1657. Mr. Richard Dummer v. M"' Phillip Nelson. Review. — n. f. w.] Dummeh late agent of His Majesty's Provinces of Massachusetts 
and Connecticat, in New England, and now resident at Plaistow iu Esses, in 
the Kingdom of Great Britain, 7 June 1738, proved 1 June 1739. In the 
chief place & tefore all things I do on this solensn occasion coniojeud my 
soul to Almighty God and render him Infinite thanks for the many Bless- 
ings v/ith which he has been pleased to fill up the short scene of iny life, 
firmly confiding in the Benignity of his Nature that he v,'ont afilict me in 
another AYorld for some follys I have committed in this, in common with 
the rest of mankind, but rather that he will graciously consider the frail & 
weak frame whicli he gave me and rememlwr that I was but Dust, 

As to tlie Interment of my body I should thick it a trifle not worth men- 
tioning but only to desire my executors kindly to invite to my funeral all 
such New England gentlemen as shall be in London at the time of my de- 
cease and to give each of them a twenty shilling ring without any nama 
upon it but only this motto which I think affords a good deal of retlectioQ 
— JSulla retro via. 

As to the small fortune I have acquired I bequeath, &c. as follows — To 
M" Kent where I now live and to 3Ir;3 ZJary Stephenson lodging in the 
same house one hundred pounds each and a ring. To my worthy country- 
man Henry Newman Esq. tvv-enty pounds. To Miss F-'ook Jacob twenty 
pounds. To my good kinswoman Mrs Lloyd of New England, fora>eriy 
Peml>crton and Campbell, one hundred pounds. To Dudley Woodbiidge* 
of Barbadoes fifty pounds for the pleasure I liad in his company whea in 
England. To Commissioner Pearse of the Navy his eldest sou by his for- 
mer wife twenty pounds. Item, I give a fifty pound New England bill to 
Mrs Burr^ of New England, and, in cas-e of her death, to her children, as 

ian acknowledgment of a civility I received from her husband at the 
college, I mean that Burr who was sciioolmaster at Charlestown. To Col" 
J & Capt. [Mandell, vSwedes in London, ten guineas each. To Stephen 
IWhatcley of Gray's Inn, gentleman, my little Library, and to my brother 
Dummer of Newbury twenty pounds New England money to distribute 
among the poor Indian Squaws that may come a begging at his door ia the 
^ country. I leave to my sister Dummer her husband's picture set in gold 
which will be found in my Scratore. The Bulk of my estate I make no 
disposition of, being content it should go according to tlie Act of Assembly 
in Nev\ -England for distributing the estates of Intestates. And la.stly I 
desire that Francis Yv'ilks Esq. and M' Samuel Storke will be my executors 
and accept of me a small specific legacy, vii' M'' VVilks the Diauiond ring 

VOL. XLI. 6 

58 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

whicli I usually near and INIr. Storke my oold watch with the appurtenances. 
— Made & published in presence of Benj" Rutland, Ann Silver. 

A Codicil, dated 8 April 1739, refers to a deed bearing date 20 March 
last bi-tween the testator of the first part, Dorothy Keant of the second part 
and Francis Wilks of the third part for the conveying of a house in Clar- 
ges street to the said 'Si" Kent '-and which I have ordered to be register- 
ed " according to Act of Parliament in coiisideration of the trouble 1 have 
given her during a long fit of sickness. 1 do hereby revoke the legacy I 
have given her of one hundred pounds in the foregoing will. 

Witnesses F. Ilutton, James Ilowgill. 

Plaistow 15 November 1738, I desire my executors will give my scru- 
tore to M" Kent, all my wearing apparel 1 to jNI" Mary and to my coach- 
man a guinea, and the same to each of the maids. Jek. Du.mmek. 

30 May 1739 appeared Francis Hutton of Gray's Inn in the County of 
Middlesex, jrentltman, and James Ilowgill of the iNIiddle Temple, London, 
gentleman, and deposed, &c. Henchman, 126. 

[Jeremy Duinmer. the testator, was a hrother of Lieut. Governor 'WiUiam Dam- 
mer of the uf M'lssacliusetts. He was the author of " Defence of the New 
En;:jli\nd Charters " (17-21). He died in Engh\nd May 19, 1739, and was buried at 
West Ham in £s>es. t>ee Col. Chester's account of 1dm and his ancestry in the 
Register, vul. xsxv. pp. 2G3-9. See also Massachusetts Historical Collections, 5th 

i Rev.Dudlev \Voodhrid2:e, probahly tlic eldest son of the Hon. Dudley Wood- 
bridire, nf Barharfues. was rector of St. Philip's. Bnrhndocs. He died in 1747. See 
'MVoodhrid^'e ReiMrd."' coinpdi'd by Don.ild G. Mitchell, from the papers of bis 
brother Lmrs Mitehed, p. 37'; RFGisrEi;, vol. zs.xii. p. 291. 

- Mrs. Elizilieth liurr, widow of Samuel Burr, master of the Grammar School at 
Cbarkstown. Mass., a pre;iaratory school for Harvard College, which is said to have 
had a rf^putation in the New Rnirland colntdes pimilar to that of Eton in England. 
He was born at F.iiifitld. Ct., April 2, 1079, and died there while on a visit, Aug. 
7,1719. See'JVJd".s "Burr Family" (1878), pp. 148 and 431.— Editor.] 

Nath.\>'IKL Huf.TOX citizen and Salter of London, 20 July 1692, proved 
13 March 1693, with three codicils, the last of which was dated 1 January 
1693. To son in lav/ James Greene arid his sons James, Richard and John, 
daughters Margery & Elizabeth Greene; to Joseph Scriven; ^ to_ John 
Gre'eue, brothe^r of James Greene the elder; to the poor of Newington 
Green where I live. Wife Elizabeth Hidton ; ^Vil iam Hidton, son of my 
late kinsman William Ilulton deceased; Joseph liuiton sou of my late 
kinsman Adam Hulton deceased; the widow and daughter of the said 
Adam Hulton ; kinsman Samuel Ilaward ; Thomas Cromnton, son of my late 
kinsman Adam Cronipton deceased & also his second & third son3^& two 
daughters; sister Hulton, widow; the daughter of kinsman George Crorap- 
tont kinsman John Hill; Nathaniel Hill son of Edmund Hill deceased ; 
kinsv.omaii Elizabeth Hill ; my sister Elizabeth Dickins, widow of John 
Dickins deceased ; kin^^woman Ann Prinlott and her two sons now living 
and her daughter ; M" Mary Pickford & her eldest son & her other six 
children now living; kinsman Nathaidel Hulton's wife & daughter ; my 
son in law Thoma.s Horrocks ; my daughter in law Jane Perry, &c. &c. 
My body to be interred at Bolton i'n Lancashire near my father & mother. 

In the last codicil he makes a berpiest of one hundred pounds to M' 
Encrease IMather, miinster of the Gospel in New England for the r^se of 
the College there of which he is President. Box 54. 

]Nr.A.r.Y BtJTCiirR, daughter of Francis Piutcher, late of Staplehurst in 
theCouniy of Kent, Crothier, proved 6 June 1651. Mention made of 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 59 

uncle Jolin Hide, of Sounteine in the County of Sussex, and bis daughters 
Jiule & Margaret Hide, brother Tliomas Butcher, mother Ann Lanibe, 
fatlier Thomas Lambe, brotliers Thomas. James. Christopher & John 
Lambe (all under 21), uncle Thomas Waterslield & Dorothy his wife, uncle 
Ninian Butcher & Francis his v.'ife and his two daughters. Mary and Re- 
becca, Aunt Elizabeth Batherst, widow, cousin jNtildred Stace, wife of Cap- 
tain Stace, Hanna Butcher, wife of Capt. Butcher, and her daughters Eliz- 
abeth and Hanna Butcher, Elizabeth Holden, wife of Jumes Holdeu of 
Crambroke, Cousin P'lizabeth Holden daugliter of Richard Holden of Fe- 
vershame in Bedfordshire {sic), Mary & Dorothy Lambe daughters of 
Christopher Lambe late of Westrum and the widow Dupper. Father Tho- 
mas Lambe to be executor. - Grey, 109. 

[Sec the will of Ninian Batcher, uncle of the testator, in the Register, vol. 
xxxviii. p. 415. — Editor.] 

AuTHCR SoMNER of Chittlehamptoa in the County of Devon, fuller, 25 
May 1G37, proved 10 October 1637. Son John, son Roger (under 
twenty one), daughter Ales Somner, godson John Somner, my brother 
John's three other children, my brother William Somner's two children, 
UQcle John Tanner's childreu. "Wife Mary to be executrix and brothers 
John Somner, William Somner & Lewes Smale to be overseers. 

Goare, 129. 

[Whether Arthur Somner was related or not to the New England family of Sum- 
ner 1 have no means of determining. AVilliam Sumner, of Dorchester, the stirps of 
that family, came from Bicester in Gloucestershire. See Kkgistei;. vol. is. p. 300, 
vol. xssvii. p. £137. The name Roger occurs in the Bicester family of Sumner. — Ed.] 

Thomas Waters of Herstmounseux, in the County of Sussex, yeo- 
man, 13 May 1614, proved 11 Decamber 1617. To be buried in the 
church yard of Herstmonseux aforesaid. To eldest son Andrew AVaters 
fifty pounds within one year after my decease, and, after the decease of 
Winifrede my wife, six acres of marsh land in the Level! of Horsey & in 
the parish of Pevensey in the aforesaid county. To son Thornns AVaters 
one parcel of land in the parish of Ashbornehara in said county, called 
Blackland tields, containing five acres, more or less, and forcy pounds in 
one year, &c. I give unto itiv son Sampson Waters a h ase of iialE an acre 
known by the name of Lusted's Croft, joining unto Bawley Lane, in the 
pari.'^h Herstmonseux aforesaid, and ten pounds in three years, &c. To 
Nicholas Waters my brother six pounds that he oweth unto me. To John 
Waters, my godson, twenty shilliiigs and to the other of my orother's child- 
ren ten shillings apiece in one year, &c. To Thomas Waters, my godson, 
son of Andrew Waters, ten pounds & to James, the son of Andrew Waters 
ten pounds, to be employed to their best advantage within two years after 
my decease. The residue to my wife Winifred whom I ordain and make 
sole executrix. Loving friends William Parker, gentleman, and Jerimy 
Grint, yeoman, of the said parish, to be overseers. 

Wit: Wiliiam Parker, Samuel Parker & Mathy Pinson. 

Weldon, 124. 

[See Savage. Sam[j.son Waters of Boston. — n. f. w. 

I-ic'.it. Edward Waters wfs ;rrantfd iOO ncrts of land in Eliznheth Citv. Va., 
" in the pve.jincts of Buck Roe/' Oct. 28. lOJS. Vn. Lnud Rn:or'ls, No. 1. p. 93. 
Wi!li;iin Waters, probably a son, was Burgess from Norlhaiiipton County, lf).31-f)0. 
His will is ,jared Ui-j ; dlei soon after, leaving I.-jul — l. \\"iilia'a, I\:ival Olficer 
for Aceo'iiao, 1713; Dtu-gCffs lur Xorthampmn C niury, 1718; i;ad son William, 
whore child .Mary murried David Meade of ^iausemond County; U. Obedi- 
ence ; 3. Thomas.— R. A. Brock..] 

I 60 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [Jan. 

; John Kirtl\nd of Tickford \u tlie parish of Newport Pag;iiell, cormty 

Bucks, gentleman, 12 December IGIG, proved 1 August 1G17. To sou 
Nathaniel all tiiat part of my dwt'Uiiig in Tickl'ord uherein I now- 
inhabit sometime calleil by the naaie ot" Embert()ii'.s,' a<ljo^l;in^;• to the tene- 
ment in tenure of William Coninghara and to the house and ground of me 
the said John Kirtland, sometime Thomas I lor ton's. Legacies to Mary Kirt- 
laud my now wife, sons Francis and Joscpli Kirtlund, and dar.gliters Ab- 
; igail, Susanna & ?.lai"y Kirtland. To my eldest son John Kirtl;ind the house 

f or tenement sometime Thomas Ilorton's (next the above) and adjoining 

j a tenement of heirs of William Barton deceased. Wife Mary and her five 

I children (as above). To godson John Kirtland, son of my brother Philip 

I Kirtland, xiiii* iiii'' and to the rest of the children of the said Philip ii' vi*^ 

t each, to be paid unto the said Philip for their use. To the children of my 

brother Francis Kirtland ii^ vi*^ apiece. To Francis Foster, clerk, ten shil- 
lings. Wife Mary to be executrix, friends George Hull and John Hoidey, 
inhabitants of Newport Pagnell, to be overseers. Phylipp Kyrthuid one of 
the witnesses. Weldon, 82. 

[Probably the family of President Kirkland of Harvard College. A ramher of 

I settlers of f.ynn eiine from about Olney iu Bucks. Shcrrin.2;ton, from "vvhich Philip 

1 Kirtland of L\ nn is said to have come, is only about two miles from Newport Pag- 

\ nell on the road to Olney. — n. p. vr. 

\ President Kiikiand v.a:> a great-i^randson of John Kirtland of Sayhrook, Conn., 

I said to be a son of Nathaniel Kirtland, an early .•^ettlev of L\'nn. Philip and John 

' Kirtland vrere al.-o early settlert; of Lynn. (See Chapman's KiitlaT)d (jecealoiiy in 

I the PiEgisti;r, vol. xiv. pp. 211-5, aad Lewis and Newhall's ili.scory of Lynn 

I (186.5), pp. 154-5. — Editor. 

j ^ Paganiis de Emberton, of Tykford Priory, i>ucks, UST. Dugdale's Monasti- 

[ kon.— IJaves A. £.\iMEKTO.\.] 

j; John Dowmxg of S' Clement Danes in the County of Middlesex, 

i skinner, 15 ]May 162o, proved 7 July 1G23. To the poor of the said par- 

ish twenty shillings. To my daughter Katherine a ring with a Hower de 
luce w^hich I wear upon my finger. To my daughter Abigail twenty shil- 
[ lings. And moreover my will aad meaning is that if my said daughter Abi- 

I gail shall determine to so to Virginia that upon her going away my exec- 

; utors shall pay to and for use nnto the Virginia Comriany the sum of six 

i pounds towards her charges. To my grand child Sara Smith ten pounds, 

i to be put out to the best advantage by my executois until the day and time 

; of her marriage. To my grand child Katherine Smith and her sister Dor- 

othy Smith tweuty shillings apiece, to be paid them at their several mar- 
riages, or sooner, at tl'.e discretion of my executors. To my grand child 
Francis Smith forty shillings, at his accomplishment of the age of twenty 
and one years. To my grai:d child Sibell Smith twenty shillings, at her day 
of marriage, or sooaer, <k,c. To my grand child John Smith dve pounds 

I towards the placing and putting him forth an apprentice ; and my will is 

that until he shall be tit ufid capable for service ray executors shall maiu- 
. tain him & keep him to school, to write and read. To my son Smith's 

daughter Mary ten shillings within three months after my decease. To 
the two sons of mv son Drake, vi>l" to John and Richard, twenty shillings 
between them, in three months, &c. To my sister Joyce Wilson a seal 
rintrwith a fauoon iu it, which I had of her, and twenty sh-illings in money, 
to be paid nuto her wiihin three mouths. &c. To my grand ehild Abra- 
ham Downing ten shillingo. To my well beloved son Richard Dov/ning 
the lease vvhich I hoUt tVoo: and under the eountes.s Dow.^^g^^r of Arandell 
by the houoes now in the occupation of me the said John Downing, togeth- 

1887.1 Genealogical Gleanings in England. 61 

er with the shop, &c. of Jane Burkested widow, &c. &c. To ray well be- 
Iov(id son Francis Dowiiinij twenty pounds over and besides his part of the 
remainder of my goods, which my will is he shall have within three months 
after mv death. The residue shall be equally shared iS; divided between 
niv said two sons Richard uud Francis Downing and they two to be co-ex- 

Wit: Elias Allin, George Courthopp, Thomas Dannett & John Browne, 
Scr. Swann, 07. 

James Rand, citizen & apothecary of London, 20 June 1G85. Lega- 
cies to son James and to sou Ralph. I have ailvanced my daughter JMary 
in marriaire. There is a debt owing to me from one William Bancks now 
or late resident at Virginia, in the parts beyond the seas. ]\Iy daughter 
Grace Rand to be executrix. ^I'' John Fislier and my son in law Chris- 
topher Gould to be overseers. 

Wit : Leonard Bates, scr., Robert Burges and George Gittens his ser- 
vant. In a codicil, dated 20 March 1636, he refers to his daughter Grace 
as very sick and appoints his daughter Mary Gould executrix in her stead, 
if she shall happen to die. 

The will was proved 3 May 1C8G by Mary Gould, wife of Christopher 
Gould. Lloyd, 63. 

Thomas Dobsox, citizen and skinner of London, 13 September 1626, 
proved 30 ]May 1G27, directs his body to be buried iu the parish church of 
St. iMichael Bassishawe, makes bequests to sundry people dwelling in Col- 
man Street and to sundry ministers, among whom 3Ir. Davenport, minister at 
St Stevens in Colman Street. In a codicil of 11 November 1G2G he re- 
vokes a bequest of ten pounds made iu liis Will to his sister Dobson, and 
bequeaths that sum to Thomas Davenport, son of his neighbor Mrs. Mary 
Davenport, widow, to be paid to the mother for the use of the said Thomas 
Davenport. In another codicil, of 13 March 1626, he changes this bequest 
to one of ten pounds to the widow Davenport and tea pounds to Ler son 
Thomas. Skinner, -IG. 

Inducco mfi Johls Davenport clici i" artibas probati ad vicariam eccliaa 
pochiiB Sci Stephi iu Colman strete cits et archifi p'' vacaii per mortem 
natem mfi Samueiis Jerman cliei ulti vicarii et incumbents ibfii etc em* 
Bub sigillo etc quarto die uovembris A° Dni 1021". 

Prob. & Admon. Act Book, Archdeac. 
of London, 1611— 1G2G, fol. 190. 
Induccf) Joins Goodwyn clici in Artibus magfi ad vicariam jjpetnam 
ecctia^ puch sci Stephafii Coleman streete cits et Archiiiat London def g 
liberara et spontaneam Resignacoera JohTs Davenport ciici ultimi vicarii 
et Incumben prerl ad quam p discretos viros Siraonem Laurence Wilhnum 
Spurtlowe Augustinu Garland Johem Stone Ilenricum Wood Henricum 
Austin Ludovicu Roberts et Michaelem Warner pochianos dee goe veros 
et iudubitatos patronos p'"utatus exITfit. 

Prob. & Admon. Act Book, x\rchdeac. 
of London, 1626—1637, fol. 139. 

[Rev. John Davenport was the fifth son of Henry and Winnifred (Birnabit) 
Dnvenport, of Coventry, co. Warwick, where he was hum in I5':)7. On the 9th of 
April in that year he was baptized in t'le Church of the Holy Trinity, of whicii the 
Rov. Richard 'Eac)n, lather uf The iphihis Eitju ol' New liavon, (Jt., rei:;tor. 
He was ajiaitte 1 t'l Martin Coll'.-_'e, Oxford Universits, in I'ilO, and after pis-ing 
two yeara ia that cobcice he rciujved to Magdalen Rail, but the saaie year, Njv. 
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62 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

15, 1615, left tlio University and coranienced preachin;^. On the 5th of October, 
1624, he was iilioost unanimously elected vicai" of St. Stephen's, Cijlraan Street, 
London, to which livini; he was inducted Nov. 4, as the above record shows. On 
the death of Archliishop Ahhot lie left London, Aug. 5, \Ki2, for a hidden retreat 
in the country, and alter waitinpr three nionths, finding,' the messengers of Laud, the 
new archbishop, were on his traek, he crossed over to iloUand, landing at Haarlem 
in November. lie resigned the vicarage of St. Stephen's, and John Goodwin was 
admitted as his succes-ir Dec. 18, lf')3;!. In 103V he came to New England, arriving 
at Boston Jane "20, 1037, with aiiotlier minister and Mr. Eaton and Mr. Hopkins, 
merchants, as Winthrop informs us (Hist, of New England, vol. ii. p. 226, 2d ed. 
p. 272). It is possible that the other minister may have been John Harvard, who 
probably arrived about this time. It is true that Trumbull (Hist, of Connecticut, 
vol. i. p. 69) says that Rev. Samuel Eaton accom|(anicd his brother, but it is hardly 
probable that \Vinthrop, who ^ivcs his brother's name, would omit his. Daven- 
port was the first minister at New Haven, Ct., 1638-67, and was pastor of the First 
Church of Boston, Mass., 1667, to his death 1670. For farther details in the life of 
Rev. John Davenport, see History and Genealogy of Davenport Family, by A. B. 
Davenport, 1631. and Supplement to d>. 1676; Life and Writing* of John Daven- 
port, by F. B. Dexter, in New Haven Historical Society Papers, vol. ii. pp. 20.3-33 ; 
andREOiSTER, vol. ix. p. 147. Mr. Waters has much other matter relative to the 
Davenports, including a will of an uncle of the Kcv. John Davenport, wiio men- 
tions him as at the University. This matter will appear in a future uumber. — 

Jonx Greexp:, late of the parish of Petsoe in the County of Glouces- 
ter, Virginia, and now at present of the parish of S' Butolph's without 
Aldgate, mariner, now bound out to sea for a voyage unto Virginia in the 
good ship Thomas & Francis, Capt. Simmons Commander, 15 April 1GS5, 
proved 8 January 1G93, by Anne Greene, relict and executrix. He ap- 
points his wife Anne his attorney & the executrix of his will, and mentions 
six hundred acres in the parish of Petsoe, with certain dwelling houses, &c. 
given and bequeathed to him by his late father John Greene deceased, 
now in the tenure and possession of one Wm. Grimes, his undertenants or 
assigns. He gives and bequeatlis unto every one of his relations or near 
kindred nominated or usually called by any name or names whatsoever, 
unto each one of them particularly tv/elve pence apiece, to be paid unto 
each one of them upon their several demands. 

The witnesses were Edward Gibson, Thomas Forae and Thomas Ec- 
clestou. Box (1694). 

[Ralph Greene received grants of 50 and 300 acres of .and on the north side of 
York River, July 18, 1G50. Va. Land Records, No. 2, p. 265. He received subse- 
quently grants agirregating 3.500 acres. Oliver Greene was granted 120 acres in 
Ulouce'ster County, July 24, 1633, No. 3. p. 16, and 450 acres .Mareh 30, 1657, Nc. 
4, p. 122. Thomas Greene was granted 270 acres on Elizabeth River, June 11, 
1652, No. 3, p. 145. John Green'was granted 200 acres on the West Branch of 
Elizabeth River, June 1, 165,5, No. 3, pr'349 (among the " transports" or " head 
rights'" were Riehard and katherine Greene); 350 acres in Gloucester County, 
Jan. 13, ICOl, No. 4, p. 407. There are numerous other grants of record in the 
17th century to William, Peter, James and Robert Greene. — R. A. Brock. ] 

Miles Ppjckett (by mark) of the parish of Holy Cross uear & with- 
out the walls of the City of Canterbury, baker, 30 November, 2*^ Charles 
(1626), proved 30 June 1627. 

Whereas there is or will be certain mouey due to me in consideration of 
my adventuring into Virginia under the ^\''o^shipful Captain Pryn his 
charo-e, which goods, if they shall prosper well in the said voyage, I freely 
dispose of the benefit that shall be due to me unto my brother John Prick- 
ett, by him equally to be divided and shifted betv/een my brethren as the 
Bame shall come into his Lauds. To brother William Prickett's two child- 

[ 1887.1 Genealogical Gleanings in England. 63 

ron ten pounds, equally to be divided, i&c. as they come to age, which sum 
■ of money is now remaining in the hands of my brother Thomas. To bro 
^ ther John nine pounds now remaiuiug in the hands of Jane Prickett my 
; sister it by her due to me. To the son of my said brother .John my cloak. 
: To Edward Uollett (certain wearing apparel). Brother John to be sole 

executor. I give to him and his heirs two hundred acres of land lying in 

Klizabeth City in Virginia, near Salford's Cricke. 

The witnesses were William Brooke, John Slade, Thomas Boudler (by 
! mark) & Edward Turfett. Skinner, 65. 

WiLLiAjr White of London, linen-draper, 20 August 1622, proved 26 
June 1627. I give and bequeath all my lands in Virginia, with all my 
servants, goods, debts, chattells and whatsoever else I have unto my be- 

; loved brother John White of London Esq., whom I coustltiite and ordain 
to be the sole heir and executor of this ray last Will & Testament. The 
witnesses were Erasmus Ferior &, John Wade. Skinner, 65. 

[George White. " Minister," was granted 200 acres of land on iVangemond Riv- 
er., June 3, 1635. Head Rishts : GeatWliite. William Moore. Juba Joyce. Thomas 
Catcnoian. Va. Land Records, No. 1, p. 240 ; 100 acres in Coantv of New Nor- 
follv, Aug. 19. 1037. Head Rights: Wife Blanche White, Peter White. Zioh. Tay- 
lor, No. 1, p. 45S ; 1.50 acres do. do. Head Rights : George \Vhii;e, William Moore, 
John Joyce, Thomas Catehman, No. 1, p. 459; 300 acres in upper county of New 

. Norl'olk,' March H, l*^i?-S, No. 1, p. 559 ; Jolm White was granted 50 acres in upper 
county of New Norfuik. June 10, 1039, No. 1, p. 6.59. James White anl John 
Richeson :200 acres in Mubjack bay, Aug. 15, 1012, No. I, p. 810— R. A. Bkock.] 

William Safer of Surrey gentleman, 1 December, 1627, proved 7 
December 1627, House & lands in Lambeth to nephew Christopher Saker 
if he live to be of the a:ie of one & twenty years. If he die before then 
my cousin John Rayner and his heirs shall have the same. To niece Dor- 
othy Saker one hundred & fifty pounds. 

Item, I give my servant Thomas Gregory, if he return alive out of Vir- 
ginia into England, lifty pounds. To Mrs Machett a piece of plate, which 
she hath in her custody, of the fashion of a cock, and to Mr Machett two 
hundred weight of my Virginia Tobacco, to the end he may be assisting to 
my executors. To M' Thomas Clarke ten pounds & to Mr John Upton 
the elder fifteen pounds which he owes me and five pou ids to buy him a 
ring. My executors to be Sir Thomas Jay of the Precinct of Blaekiriars, 
London, Kniijht, and Nathaniel Finch of Gray's Inn. Wit : G. Flastiugs 
& Benjamin Jeay. Skhmer, 117. 

Paul de REroiRE. gentleman, born in Savoye, at present in London, 
sick in bed, oO November 1627, proved 18 December 1627. Small legacy 
to a servant. All the rest to good friend Alexander Toriano, minister of 
the Italian church, who is appointed executor. Skinner, 118. 

[This surname was borne by the ancestors of Paul Revere of Boston, of Revobitiona- 

ry t,\ate, whose grai-.dfather, Gilbert Rivoire. a Huguenot, emigrated from St. foy, 

in France, and settled in the island of Guernsey. Apollos de Rivoire, son of Gib 

bcrt, at the age of thirteen was sent to Boston" to learn the trade of a goldsmith. 

i Here he changed his name to Paul Revere, married and settled. His oldest son 

I Paul, above n^uued, was born Dec. 21, 1734, 0. S., Jan. 1, 1735, N. S., and died 

! May 10, 1S18.— £. il. Goss, o/Mclross, Ma^s.] 

I IMary Symes, now of Beamister, late of Poorstock, in county Dorset, 
I widow, 7 June 1706, proved 17 November 173S. To be buned in the 
: Church Yard oi Poorstock at the end of the chaDcell there., near my lato 

64 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

son in law ^NF Bendle deceased, and to the Parson or Vicar of the same 
parisli two guiueKs for the breaking the ground for my grave and hurying 
me. I give unto uiy grand son Richard Chichester/ now in Virginia (.son of 
my late daugliter Elizabeth Chichester deceased) one Bond for one liuu- 
dred & thirty pounds lately given or entered into by son Chilcott Symes to 
me and all the moneys, principal & interest now due or to grow due on the 
same. To John Chichester (sou of the said Richard Chichester) eighty 
pounds sterling within one year next after my decease, and in case he shall 
not then have attained his age of one & twenty years it shall be jiaid to 
his said father in trust for him. To Elizabeth Beer widow and relict of 
Francis Beer late of Long Bredy, in said County of Dorset, deceased, thir- 
ty pounds sterling, in one year, &c. To M" Elizabeth Foster, wife of 
Mr. John Foster of West ]Milton in the said county, maltster, ten pounds 
sterling in one year, &c. To my old servant Grace Mooies the sum of 
five pounds sterling. It is my will that iu case any right or thing shall 
haj^peu or accrue to me from or out of the personal estate or etlects of my 
late uncle George Richards Esq., deceased, that the same shall go ar\d be 
equally divided between my said son Chilcutt Symes, my daughter Mary 
Symes (wife of IsV Arthur Symes of Bearalster aforesaid) and my suid 
grandson Richard Chichester. The residue to said son Chilcott &, daugh- 
ter Mary, equall}' to be divided between them; and I a;>[>oint tliem jointly 
to be executor & executrix. Wit : Merfield Cox & Richard Ilussey. 

In a codicil, of same day, she directs that her silver tiMikard be exchang- 
ed or converted into a flagon or other necessary piece of plate for the com- 
munion service of the parishioners of the said parish of Foorstock. To 
Dinah, wife of John Darby of Loscombe, Dorothy, v.ife of John Bailey of 
Foorstock, tayior, Mary Courtenay, wife of John Courtenay of Foorstock, 

blacksmith, and Anne wife of , formerly Anne Wench, one guinea 

apiece- Brodrepp, :^72. 

[^William Chichester was granted 220 acres of land in Lower Norfolk County, Va., 
Sept. M, 1667. Va. Land Records, No. 6, p. 220. The name is exteasiveli^ repre- 
sented in Virginia.— II. A. EnocK.] 

Anxe Noyf.s, of Cholderton, in the County of "Wilts, widow, 18 IMarch, 
1G55. proved 20 Apiil, 16.58, by Robert Rede, sole e secutor named in the will. 
To James xsoyes and Nicholas Noyes, my two sons, now in New England, 
twelve pence apiece and to such children as they have living twelve pence 
apiece. To son-iu-lav,' Thomas Kent of upper AVallop tnelve pence, to his 
wife five shillings and to their children twelve pence apiece. To Robert 
Read of East Cholderton, in County of Southampton, genrleman, all ihe 
rest & residue, and I ordaiu that the said Robert Rede shall be sole ex- 

The witnesses were .John Tesdaie and T. Tesdalc. "Wootton, 130. 

[Mrs. Anne NoN^es, the testuto.-, wa';, as her :?randson the Rev. Nicholas N lyes of 
Sr\Iem .states, a " sioter ot the learned Mr. Hubert Farlcer " (.Mather's Magnalia, 
Bk. iii. ch. 2j, Appcndi-f ; ed. of lHj3, vol. i. p. 4? I). 6iie therefore an aunt 
of Rev. Tiiomas Parker of Newbury. Her hii.shand was Rev. William N'^iyes, rec- 
tor of Choulderton. Wilts, instituted in lfi02, and resiLrned in lf)2l (.Sava^'e, iii. 
296) . Of lier sons, Rev. James the oldest, horn in IBOS, died Oct. 2*J, Ifijfi, wis the 
coUeairue of liiscoa.-in Rev. 'ihoinas Parker of Newhury; and Niehv.-ias. who also 
settled at Newbury, waa the father of Rev. Nicholas Nuyes of S.deu:. — Rditok.] 

18S7.] Ezehiel Cheever. 65 

I^otcs on Al.<(raets previoushj ■printed. 

George Ludlowe {ante, vol. xl. p. 300). 

[In a note on Roaer Ludlow, in the July nuoiber of the Register, it is stated that 
he went to Viri^iniP. abcut Ifijl. Thir a.-sprtii)n \vris doubtless madi-' on the author- 
ity of Dr. Trumbull {Hist, of Co^n. i. '218), and he based it on vrhat h? found in 
tlie Now liaven leooids. T.iudiow hr.d hired a ve^oel to transport himself and fami- 
ly to Vircrinia, probably iiitending; to take shipping there for Kni::land ; fur_ a MS.^ 
Ro^er W^olcott expressly savs that Ludlow returned to England, and a deposition of 
John Webster, dated Dec. IS," lGai, in the Conn. Archives, speaks of " the time 
that Mr. Ludlow went for old En::lar.d." If one will examine the printed N. Ha- 
Ten Colonial Records, ii. 69-74. he will find nothing to show that Ludloy,- went to 
Vir<:inia, bat rather the contrary ; for Manning, the captain of the vessel Ludlow 
had" hired, wa.s arrested for illicit trading with tlie Dutch, and upon trial, being 
found I'.uiity, his vessel, in spite of Ludlow's protests was declared by the court to 
be a lawful prize, and oracred to be sold '• by an inch of caudell, he that oSerei 
most to have her."— Chahij;s L. Hoadly, of Hartford, Conn.] 


By John- T. Hassam, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

SINCE the publication by me of the articles enti fled "Ezekiel 
Cheever and Some of his Descendants," in the Register for 
April, 1879 (xxxiii. 1G4) and April, 1884 (xxxviii. 170), many 
additional facts concerning him have been discovered, a brief state- 
ment of -which may perhaps not be out of place in the present num- 
ber. Throu-h the kindness of :Nrr. Waters, I have lately received 
from Mr. Ardiur William L.ickhart, Steward, &c., of Christ's Hos- 
pital, London, extracts from the Hospital Records, and a copy of his 
" List of Exhibitioners sent to the Universities of Oxford and Cam- 
bridge from Christ's Hospital, 1566-1885." The second edition 
of this exc^,edingly valuable and interesting work compiled by Mr. 
Lockhart, was printed for the Governors of the Hospitixi in 1885, j 

and it brings to light matter hitherto unknown to us. In the Chil- 
dren's Regisl:er, the record of Cheever's admission to Christ's Hospi- 
tal in these words : 

" lG-20. Aprill 3. Ezechiell Cheener of 10 years sonne of William Chee- 
uer Skiuntr is admitted from St. Andrews hubberd." 

His discharge is as follows : 

" 1G33. Aprill 27'". E/.echiell Cheeuver preffarred to the Vuiuersity of 

In Dr. William Bennett's copy of the Register of Emmanuel Col- 
le!2;e, Cambridge, extracts from which were contributed by the Rev. 
Edward Evercif.r H'llc to tlie Proceedings of the :Ma:^s.. Historical 
Society for November, 1882 (xx. 22), i^^the following entry : 

"■ 1G32-3C!. Jan. 12, Ezekiel Cheever. Si2r.r. Middlesex." 

QQ JJzekiel Cheever. [Jan. 

The will of the Rev. Ezeldel Culverwell, the Puritan divine and 
autlior, \Yliich was probated in London, 9 May, 1G31, an abstract 
of which Mr. Waters has published in tiie 1\EC4ISTEU for October, 
1884 (xxxviii. 427), contains the following legacy : 

" Item to Margaret Chevers, for herself and her son Ezekiell, ten 

The testator further says : 

" All my Latin books I will to be divided in three parts, equally as may 
be, and then, by lot, to give to Nicholas Piccard one lot, to Josias Wilson 
another lot, a third lot to Ezekiell Cheiiers." 

Investigations now making in England, by Mr. Waters, into the 
history of the Cheever family, are not as yet completed, but they 
promise to be of exceptional interest. He notes it as a singular 
fact, that not only Ezekiel Cheever, the famous master of the Boston 
Latin School, but also his contemporary Elijah Corlet,* '' that 
memorable old schoolmaster in Cambridge," of whom Cotton Mather 

" Tis Corlet's pains, & Cheever's, we must own, 
That thou, ^ew England, art not Scythia grown," 

should both have been "Blue Coat Boys." 

A hitherto unpublished letter of Ezekiel Cheever to the Rev. Pe- 
ter Prudden, of Milford, is now in the possession of Ilcnry J. Prud- 
den, Esq., of New Haven, Conn., a lineal descendant of the latter. 
It is in the beautiful handwriting of Ezekiel Cheever, and is in a 
good state of preservation exce[)t that the paper is slightly torn in 
one place, wdiich occasions the loss of a few words. It is dated Ip- 
swich, Mass., 5 : 16 : 1651, and relates to the troubles with, the 
Church in New Haven and his trial before that Church, an account 
of which was published in the Collections of the Conn. Hist. Society 
I. 22-51. By the kind permission of Mr. Prudden the letter is 
now printed verbatim. 

Reverend & "Worthy S'' 

I understaud by M''' Wakemans letter that y" are now in y* Bay, which 
gives me opportuuicy of presenting a few lines to you, to acquaint y" with 
y^ grounds of my urighting to y^ Church as I did, & my private letter to 

* ^tr. Lockbart gives us many intcrestin£:j particulars concerning Corlet. By nn entry 
of 17 June, 1GI8. ic appears tliac lie was then C'zlit and a half years ol.l, r.nd " is to l)e ad- 
mitted ajrainst Easter next at the request of the Riglit Hon. !sir Francis Bacon, Knt, 
Lord Chancellor of Engiitul." 1 tic Hospital's Rciri-ter irlvcs thi> rccr)rd cjf his admission, 
" 1G19- Aprill Co. Elia.-< Corlet ofO ycaies soiineof Ilcnry Corlctt WaKcliamllerat y« request 
of v-- riiht lion'"-' Sr Nic^ Bacon lord Channcellcr." His discliarcre i--in the following words : 
" 1626 Ui-tob the 11 F.lias Corlet is this day taken .S: disclMrgcd from ti:i» house by M' 
John Stockton Prcachc-r of Sf)d3 word In the parridi of St. Andrews Vndcrshrift." Al- 
though the d.ite of his [.rofrrmcrit to tlie University is not given, a m'nutc in th'; Hospital's 
Court Co'.ik of Feii. Oh, iriij). .'-rates tU:'.t he wis ■' sometyme a poor Orjihant br0Mi:lir up in 
this h.)ir-e," that he liad "r.dcen tlic degree of Batchcllor of Arts in tln' Univeisitv of b:c- 
ford," and " had ijcraivcn himself to liic teaching of .Seholler> in the Towne ot ti' anding- 
hamc in county of SatF.;l!;c." He seems to have had occasional engagements in Lady 
Ran'.^c\'s Free Grammar SlIiooi at llalatcad iu Essex, and he was admitted to the inaster- 
sLip of thai school 3d June, 1G36. 

1887.] Ezehiel Cheever. 67 

M' Atwater, of which last IsV Davenport, or y® Elders joyntly have vrrote 
to v'' li. jM" Rogers, & l\P XovLon here, that it is distastcfl by 3'' planta- 
tions about them. M"" Iliggiiison hath beene here siuce, wlio saves no such 
thinfi^. 1 fim represented, & interpreted at N. Haven to deale guilefully, & 
to speake one thing in my writing to y*^ Cli: another in u:y private letter. 
For my letter to y"^ Chnrchi it was drawne by y® advice & approbation of 
V* R. ^P Rogers, & M' Morton, to whom I have constantly opened ray 
mind fully, that I could not justify y*^ Ch : censure, & being jealous of 
what came to passe, I expressed to them my feare of using any expressions 
that might give them occasion so to thinke, k& they apprehended with my- 
selfe, both then, & do so still, y' there is no expression in my letter that doth 
in a true GraiTiaticaU or Logicall construction hold forth any justification of 
y^ Ch: censure. And indeede they & my selfe did apprehend y' Ch: would 
not require it of me, fron; an exjiression in a letter from y^ Ch : subscribed 
by M'' Hooke, & -NP Nev/man, thus [for this cause y^ brethren judge it 
necessary, that either he justify y** ch : censure, or at least judge himselfe for 
condemning it] this last I choose, &, could willingly doe, & being willing 
to aggravate it as tnuch as I could, & to carry it in a peaceable way, I said 
thus, I acknowledge my sin in uiijust, disorderly condemning y"' censure; 
w"^" I conceive is true, it was unjust for me in y' way & manner as I did 
before legall conviction to censure y^ Church: The Elders here have 
wrote to free me from any guile, & Mr. Higginson told me, they told hira, 
they mu-'t tako it upnn themselves. Now for my wrighting to ^P Atwa- 
ter, y' I did not justify y° censure, & giving him liberty to declare it if need 
were ; it was upon this ground. 1 had ir.timation from a friend it was 
much looked at, y' I should justify y' Ch: censure, & reported fis if I must, 
or did, so I feared, they might take occasion, if any could be found from 
my writing, to apprehend I justified y'' Ch: censure . . . y' then 

they would presse hard upon some, whose consciences 

. . . . not justify it : therefore y* y® truth might not suffer, & I be 
abused as an instrument in it, nor any friend of mine unjustly for my sake, 
I was willing to beare the burden of it my selfe, & y' y*^ truth might be un- 
derstood: You will say, why did I not rather write plaiidy to y^ Ch:? 
I answer, for peace sake. I knew it would not be borne. I did not cer- 
tainly know, y* thing would come in question, but would be let fall on both 
sides for peace sake, & had I then openly expressed my sel e, it would have 
beene taken for an open opposition of them, & rteedlesse striving contention 
For becjuse I did but use this expression in my confession prepared t"ory* 
Church, & sent to iP Davenport in y^ Bay for his advice, \l am sorry there 
should renuxine any diiferenee betweene y^ Ch : & my selfe, but am widing to 
hearken to any meanes of conviction] &c. M"" Davenport much distasted 
it, saying Cui bono is sucii an expression, & that a man coming to hold 
forth repentance to y^ Ciuirch should make an open profession of ditlei-ence, 
was not to be borne, & y* y* Ch: would impute it to my pride <&c. Had I 
now don^ so, he might justly have rejdied, w" needed mentioning this, l)ut for 
contention, did not y^ Church open a doore & a faire way for you. in tlieir 
former expression, not requiririg any such thing at your hand. My aimes 
& ends v/ere good to attaine y' tvhich is obtained by it, & I do not yet see 
y* I have broke any rule in it; if your selfe judge otherwise, I shall thank- 
fully receive any light from you. Had I not written to ^P' Atv/ater, y* 
truth had suffered, & I had beene delivered but upon such termes as I never 
did desire it, & therefore laid in to prevent it, though I cor.ceive I give no 
just occasion to y^ Ch : so to thinke. i<.- had beene blamelesse in y' particular. 

68 Hev. John Allen, First Minister of Dedham. [Jan. 

I entreat y" to conceale my wrigliting to y", & repose in you for it, know- 
ing it wilf be offensive, yet withall to put forth a helping hand for my de- 
liverance if it lye in your power; for I Ivuow not what to doe more to y* 
Ch : & I thinke few or none will advise me to do what they require of me. 
I pray enforme my friends at N. II. how it stands, for I perceive they 
are not desirous of any letters from me, &; therefore I do forbeare, only en- 
treating y" to deliver this enclosed to ^M""' Wakeman about my child. 
Thus beseeching your prayers, I am 

An afllicted outcast 
Ipswitch 5: 16:51. E. Cheevek. 


To the Reverend his much 

esteemed friend jNP Peter 

Prudden Pastour of 

y'' Church of Christ 

at Milford these 




By Prof. William F. Alle.v, Madison, Wis. 

DR. LAMSON, in a note to tl;e sermon preached upon the fortieth 
anniversary of his ordination, published in 1859 (p. 4G), says : " I 
despair of ever being able to clear up the English part of the history of 
John Allin of Dedham." At this time just two facts were known with 
! certainty in regard to his life in England. First, his birth iu lo9G (3Ia- 

j ther's Magnalia, iii. p. 132-3). Secondly, the birth of his eldest son, Rev. 

1 John Allin, of Rye, Sussey, a graduate of Harvard College of t'le year 

I 164:3. The fact of his birth at Wrentham, Sulfolk, Oct. 13, 1623, was 

! known from a Scheme of Nativity, which reads as follows: Joanms, JlUus 

1 Joann'ts et Margnrettr Allin, nafns est apnd Wren'hain, Suffolcice, Oct. 13'% 

t 1.5\ 14''. 00". SG"'. p.m. Anno 1623.* This has led to the assertion that 

I John Allin the flither lived at Wrentliam at this time, and was clergyn:ian 

\ of that parish. This, however, was not the case, as will be shown present- 

ly. Rev. John Phillip, who also cam.e to Dedham, the clergyman of 
Wrentham, where he vras settled in 1609, and deprived in 1638. 

Dr. Lamson inclines to the belief that he was settled in Ipswich, where 
it is known that a clergyman of his name was silenced by Bishop Wren iu 
1637, and afterwards emigrated to America; and this statement is posi- 
tively maiie by Dr. A. B. Grosart, in the article relative to John Allen, in 
the first volume of the English Biograplncal Dictionary, edited by Leslie Ste- 
phen, published in 1885. Dr. Grosart is not, however, able to tell me upou 
what authority he made this statement. It is entirely probuble iu itself, 
! and I can find no mention of any other Rev. John Allen who came to this 

i »:ountry at that time. I learn from Rev. C 11. Evelyn ^V'hite, of Ipsnich, 

that Rev. John Allen was instituted at the Church oi St. Mary at the Quay 

• This nativity mi-.y bo found in full in a p:ipcr upon Rev. -Toim Allin, of Rjc, by T. W. 
\V» Smart, Sussex Arcliseological Collections, vt>J. xxxi. (IbSl;. 

1887.] Hev. John Allen, First Minister of Dedhain. 69 

in th:xt town in 1620; but he can find no record of the date of his leaving. 
As our John Allin was born in 150G, this date, 1620, was the earliest at 
whicii he could have been instituted; the probability is therefore very great 
that this was the man. 

I lind in the Parish Eegister of Wrenthani the marriage of John Allen 
and ^Margaret Morsse, Oct. 10, 1622, and I have learned from the late 
Kcv. John Browne, of Wrontham, that this register contains ;d>o the bap- 
tism (which I overlooked) of " John Allen, son of Mr. John Allen of Den- 
ton and Margaret his wife," Oct. 24, 1623. This is certainly our man; 
but how reconcile his residence at Denton (a village near the southern border 
of Norfolk, only a few miles from Wrentham) with his settlement at Ip- 
swich ? The name Allen does uot occur in the list of rectors of Denton. 

It was once believed that this was the .John Allen, son of Robert Allen, 
of Ilawley, Oxfordshire, who matriculated at Llagdalen College, Oxford, 
in 1623. But this is impossible, as his eldest son was born in this year. 
Mr. White, reminding me that Cambridge v.'as the Puritan University, and 
Cains (pr. Keys) the East Anglian College, advised me to consult the 
matriculation lists of that college. In these we read : ''Allen, John, of 
Colby, Norfolk, son of Peginald Allen, gent.; School, North "Walsliam, 
under iMr. Tyllas, three years. Age 10. Ad.niitted Scholar, litt. grat., 
April 27, 1012. Tutor and surety*, Mr. Thomas Weathereli, fellow" 
(p. 121 of proof-sheets of the Admission Register now in pressy). The 
University records give .John Allen of Caius College, A.B. 1615; A.M. 
1619. These dates correspond perfectly with the age of our John Allin. 
Colby is a parish in Norfolk, at some distance north-east of Norwicii ; 
and North "Walsham is near it. The termination hij, it is well known, in- 
dicates a Danish settlement, and it is an interesting fact that Albm is a V)\- 
uish name. The most distinguished Danish historian of the present centu- 
ry is C F. Allen, 

I will now give these dates in chronological order, giving those i?. italics 
of which it cannot be considered absolutely proved that ihey belong to Jolin 
Allin of Dedham. 

1596. Bora. 

1612. Admitted to Cains College. 

1615. Took bachelor's degree. 

1619. Took master' a degree. 

1620. InslitMted at Ijtsicich. 
1C22. Oct-. 10. jMarried at 'tVrentlmm. 
1623. Oct. 13. Birth of eldest son at Vvrentlrira. 

" '" 24. Baptism " " , he residing at Denton. 

1637, Ejected by Bishop WreK. 

This is probably all can be learned iu relation to him without a visit 
to Denton, Colby and North Walsham. 

I wish to express my special obligations to the following gentlemen who, 

j with characteristic English courtesy, have done all in their power to assist 

me : Rev. C. II. Evelyn Wliite, of Ipswich ; Rev. Jos. Abliott and Rev. 

I John Browne (since deceased), of Wreutham ; Dr. Charles Waldstein, of 

Cambridge ; and others. 
! • i. e. f')r the payments lo tlic College. 

t See RErasTEE fur October, ISbsJ, p. 3 of cover. 


70 Soldiers in King PhiJijii^s War. [Jan. 


CommnuicateJ by the Rev. Gr.or.on :M. Eoorir. A.M., of East Boston, Mass. 
fContinuail from vol. xl. pjige 406.] 


Capt. "^Villtam Turner and nrs ]Men. 
T)|7"ILLIAM TURNER came from Dartmontli in South Devon- 

' T s'nire to Dore!ie.?ter, Massachusetts ; ndinitted to the ohurch 
in 1642: freeman ]May 10th, JG-lo. Is in a list of owners of 
certain pasture hiiuls tliere in 1G4G. Was chosen bailiff of rhe to-iyn 
in 16(jl ; signed a petition of tlie inhabitants of Dorchester in lG6-i. 
He probably moved to Boston in tiie latter part of IGGl, as he was 
one of the original members of tlie First Baptist Church gathered 
in Boston ^lay 2'Sth, 1GG.5. The chief members of this chureli at 
tlie start were, Thomas Gouhl, the elder and preacher, who with his 
son-in-law Thomas Osborne, withdrew from the first church in 
Charlestewn ; Edward Drinker and John George who had lived in 
the country many year- ))nt had not joined any church ; Mr. Turner 
and Robert Lambert had belonged to ]\Ir. Stead's church in Dart- 
mouth before coming to this country ; Ricliard Goodall and ]\Liry 
his wife were from ]Mr. Kiilin's cl)urch in London, and these, with 
jSIary Newell, made up the original membership of the churcli. To 
these N'^Tre soon joined Joliu Favnham, Isaac Hull, Jacob Barney, 
John Russell Jr., John Johnson, George Farlow, Seth Swe^tsir, 
Benjanun Sweetsirand his wife, and I\Irs. Osborne, wife of Thomas. 

For some time after the church was gathered, they met quietly at the 
house of Edward Drinker at Cliarlestown, without any interference 
from the authorities, partly, it is probable, because the Royal Com- 
missioners were in Boston at the time, and would not countenance any 
ri"^orous measures by those \vho had clamored so loudly against reli- 
gious intolerance at home, but chiefly for want of a leader in the per- 
secution. The church at Charlestown, finally in July, 1665, excom- 
municated those members who had withdrawn from them ; and in the 
following September they were sunmioned to appear before the Court 
of Assistants to answer for their heresies, and, after hearing their con- 
fession of faith, this Court charged them to desist from their ''schis- 
matical practice." Because they did not cease from their practice of 
separate vrorship as usual, tliey were summoned before the General 
Court, Oct. 11, which convicted them of " high presumption against 
the Lord and liis lioly appointments, as well as the peace of tliis Gov- 
ernment," and the ^^aid Tliomas Gould, Willian>. Turner, Thomas Os- 
borne, Edward Drinker and John George, such of them as were free- 
men, were sentenced to be disfranchised, and upon conviction of fur- 

188 7.] Soldiers in King Fhilip's War. 71 

tlicr pursuit of their practices, before any one magistrate, ^vere to be 
coiiiiuIteJ to prison till farther orJer frum the General Court. April 
17, IGiJG, Gould, Osborne and George were presented and fined, 
and refusing to pay, or enter their bond to desist fi-om holding tlieir 
meetings, and absenting themselves from the regular service, were 
cast into prison. At tb.e next session of Assistants, Se[)ten)ber 11th, 
they were allov.-ed to pay their fines and charges of the Court, and be 
set at liberty, but with the old sentence srill hanging over them. 
And the persecution went on with nuich the same method, until the 
Court of Assistants met, ^Nlarch 3d, IGGtJ, and summoned the 
"Anabaptists" to a public "heaving" or disputation, upon April 
14th, to answer for their "presumptuous andturbulcnt " conduct. 
This notable meeting was held in Buston on the 14th and 15tli of 
April, before a "mighty concourse" of people. The leading men 
in Mr. Clarke's church at Newport, were sent to help th.cir brethren, 
and arrived in Boston three days before the dispute. The Baptists 
seem to have had the best of the argument, in the main, and the 
favor of popuhir sympathy ; but the magistrates overbore all consid- 
erations, and, supported by the more bigoted of the clergy, demand- 
ed absolute obedience to their authority; and at the next meeting of 
the " Assembly " ac*^ion was taken to expel from the colony, " Tho- 
mas Gould, William Turner and John Farnum, Senior, obstinate 
and turbulent Anabaptists," who " have combined themselves with 
others in a pretended church e?tate, without the knowledge or the 
approbation of the authority here established, to the great grief and 
offence of the godly orthodox," &c. Tbe above-named men vrere 
given until July 20th to get out of the colony, and if found v/ithin 
its limits after that date were to be imprisoned. It is evident that 
they did not leave the colony, and were imprisoned soon after the 
expiration of their probation. 

In the ^Massachusetts Archives many valuable papers are preserv- 
ed relating to this Anabaptist controversy. And in Volume X. p. 
220 is a letter from Gould, Farnham and Turner, dated in prison, 
October 14, 1G68, stating that it is the " twelfth week of their im- 
prisonment." There was a wide-spread popular feeling against the 
action of the magistrates who carried this persecution with such a 
high hand; and a petition was presented to the Court in behalf of 
the prisoners, signed by many prominent names of the colony, sev- 
enty or more being signed. The house of deputies, it seems, favor- 
ed the granting of the petition, but the magistrates overruled and 
refused, and summoned many of the prominent signers to appear 
and answer for their contempt of the Court In signing the petition. 
I think the prisoners were liberated during the winter, probably on 
condition of "good behavior." Capt. Turner was imprisoned again, 
evidently under the old sentence, and it is likely for breaking the 
conditions of his release. Several complaints were brcuight up against 
him, the chief of which seems to have been, in this last case, that 

72 SohUers in Kinrj Philips War, [Jt^n. 

he would not present his cliild at cliurch for baptL^in. The follow- 
ing letter givc^ some idea of the man and his condition : 

Letter of William Turner to the Genera! Court. 

To the honored General Court now sitting at boston the humble address 
of ^V'iU: Turner now prisoner at boston humbly slieweth 

Taut whereas it hath pleased some of the honored maistrates to issue 
out A warrant for the apprehending of my body and Committing ^mi:e to 
prison, and there to remayne aecordiug to A sentence of A generai Cuurl 
the n'^ of April 1G63 vour poore prisoner doth tlierefore humbly be^eecli 
you to consider that by'vertue of that sentence I- have already sutlered 
Above thirty weekes imprisonment and that A wliole winter season wmuh 
was a -reate prejudice to my health and distraction to my poore family & 
which? hope this honored [Court] will consider with the weaknes of my 
bodv and the extremity of lying in prison in A cold winter whitch may t.e 
to the utter mine of my headles family: And withal to consider ray^read- 
ines to serve tliis Country to the uttermost of my ability m all civih tamgs : 
The maine difference being only in faith and order ot which God only can 
satistie A poore soul : Thus hoping this honored Court will take it mto 
their serious Consideration and extend their mercy as becomes t_he servants 
of Christ I shal leave both my state and condition and honored v.ourt to the 
wise disposing of the Almighty, remaining yours to serve you m all taith- 
fulness to mv power. ^"^^^'^ ^^^''^'- 

boston prison this 27 of 8* rao: 16^0 
Mass. Archives, Yol. X. p. 228. 
The deputies submitted this to the magistrates, who were un- 


It is^not known whether any action resulted from this letter, but 
at a Court held at Boston, March 2d, 1669, a petition was present- 
ed from Gould and Turner, then in prison, f.r release, and tney 
were allowed " three davs " to visit their famdies, and then to be 
retu-ned to prison. Soon after this many and very earnest iet- 
tPi-s were received from prominent orthodox ministers in h^ngiaucl, 
deprecatin- tliese ri-orous measures of the magistrates, as again.t 
the scriptures and dtrectlv prejudicial to the interests of the church in 
America and to dissenting churches everywhere. The prisoners 
were probablv released some time in the summer of 16(59, -^"^1 soon 
after Mr. Gould took up his residence permanently at ' Coddles 
Inland," and there the Baptists thereafter hehl their meetings, and 
the First Baptist Chm-ch in Boston dates from the first removal ot 
Gould to Xoddle's, supposed to be in 1668, though Mr. A\ d- 
liam H. Sumner, in his History of East Boston, says Gould had re- 
sided there for several years previously. On November oOth, lb<U 
Air Edward Drinker, in a letter to Mr. Clarke and las cluirch at 
Newport says: ^- At t!iis Dresent our dear brother Vrdham iuvner, 
a prisoner fo"r the Lord's cause in Boston has some good experience, 
&c etc. both he and bn>ther Gould were to be taken up but oniv 
brother Turner is vet taken and has been about a month in prison. 

1887.] Soldiers i/i lying Philip s War. 73 

Gould was not yet taken because the magistrates waited to take him 
in Boston, raid '' he came not over."' lie e-pcaks bitterly of Gov. 
iJcliingham and the magistrates, but in terms of gratitude oF ^.Icssrs. 
Oxenbridge and Allen of the First Church in Boston for their earn- 
est endeavors to help the Ba^itists in tlicir troubles, and says that all 
the deputies voted to release the prisoners, but that the maai-^trates 
''carry all befire them." lie says in the closing part of his letter, 
" Brother Turner's family is very weakly and himself too. I fear 
he will not trouble them long ; only this is our comfort, we hear if 
he dies in prison, they say tliey will bury him," &c. The rcj)ly to 
this letter was addressed " Unto the Cluirch of Jesus Christ, meetin-i- 
on Noddle's Island in Xew England." In December, 1G71, Benja- 
min Sweet-er, of Charlestown, writes to Newport that '' brotlier 
Turner has been near to death but through mercy is revived, and so 
is our pastor Gould." Tlie letter indicates tiiat they are now at liu-^ 
erty, but that tlie persecution is being stirred up again, &c. 

Upon the doatli of Gov. Bellingham, December 7, 1G72, active 
hostilities ceased, and the election of John Leverett as go\ernor in 
May, 1()73, secured them from public persecution so long as he re- 
mained in office. 

This somewhat long digression may be partially justified bv Cnpt. 
Turner's connecdon with it, and by its evidence of the relations of 
I magistrates, deputies and people in the times just preceding the In- 
1 dian v/ar. Capt. Turner was a tailor by trade, and he plied that 
I vocation in Boston diu-ing these years, l()!)4-'75. There is no rec- 
j ord that I can find of his marriage or of the births or baptism of his 
i cluldren, except the following items. 

i Capt. Turner belonged to the church in Dorchester in 1GI2, and 
j Patience Turner was baptized there 10: 9mo: 1{!44, and mav have 
been his child. There is nothing in the record that indicates the re- 
j lationship, but in 1G65 to " '\Yilliam Tiu-ner and Fr mces " in Boston 
I was born a daughter, who was named "Prudence" (the child prol>- 
[ ably whom he refused to present for baptism), and the similaritv of 
these names, and indications that ]Mercy Turner was another of his 
family, is fairly go<xl evidence that these were the daughters of whom 
he speaks in his will, v.diich he made February 16th, 1675-G, just 
before leaving home for his march to the Connecticut liiver. He 
speaks of sons and daughters, but does not mention names. Mary, 
liis wife at that time, had been the widow of Key xVlsop, and mar- 
ried Capt. Turner probably about 1G72-3. In his letter from pri- 
son, in October, 1670, he refers to his " headlcs " family, and I 
infer that his wife Frances had died previous to that. "William, of 
his company, was his son, and probably Joshua, Thomas and Jo- 
seph. vSome account of these and their descendants will be given at 
the close of this article. 

Mr. Backus, in the first volume of his history, page 335, has a 
note, of which he says : " The copy of 3Ir. liussell's Narrative that 

VOL. XLI. 7* 

74 Soldiers in King Philip's War. TJan. 

I am fiivoiou wltli came out of liis (i. e. Mr. Callemler's) familv, 
and in it is a manuscript note in the margin, against Mr. liussell's 
account of ^Ir. Turner, ■which says " : 

" In the beginniug of the war, "Williarn Tiivner gathered a company of 
volunteers, but was denied a commission and discouraged, because the chief 
of the company were Anabaptists. Afterwards, wlien t'ue war grew more 
general and destructive, and the country in very great distress, havin"- di- 
vers towns burnt, and many men slain, then he was desired to accept a 
commission. He complained it too late, his men on whom he could 
confide being scatteied ; however, was moved to accept." 

I have found no ofHcial record or notice of the organization of 
Capt, Turner's company, but beh:>\v are has own official li-ts, the 
first talcen at INIedfield on February 22d (the next day nfter the par- 
tial destruction of that town), and he reports this list of the compa- 
ny, ''as they came out of Boston," showing February Slst as the 
most prol)able date of his marching. It is evident that liis men 
v/ere not all volunteers, as many were "cleared" upon their arrival 
at Marlborough, and some were on the list of "impressed " men. 

From Medtield his company marched to Marlborougii, whither all 
the Englisii troops were now ordered for the organization of the 
army about to take the lidd. The lists of the company are below 
and explain themselves, and also shov/ that the army marched from 
^Marlborougii, February 29Lh,to Quabaog (Brookfield), and thence, 
on Marcli 4th. The movements of the army under Mnjor Savar>-e 
were related in Xo. lY. of this series. Capt. Turner received at 
Marlborough, from the companies of Capts. Wadsworth and Rey- 
nolds, thirty-five men, giving him about eigljty in his company. 
]March -1th, Capt. Turner marched from Quabaog with a company 
of seventy men, as he left ten men at that garrison on that dav. 

It will be remembered that on the retreat of the Xarra^-ansetts in 
Jan,:ary, many of them were scattered among tlse Xipmacks in vari- 
ous places, and two large bodies of these, mingled with local tribes 
were gathered, one at ^Memenimisset (the chief town and strong- 
hold of the Xipmucks) and another near " \yachuset Hill." At CKia- 
baog the army was reinfurced by the Connecticut companies under 
iMajor Treat, and after several days spent in vain search for the In- 
dians, at last struck the trail of a large body of the enemv, but too 
late to prevent their escape beyond the Paf|uayag River, to which 
our cavalry pursued them. Tl)us tlie army was led to pass by un- 
disturbed, and leave behind it a great body of the enemy at ^Vachu- 
set. This was contrary to tiieir purpose and against the urgent ad- 
vice of tlieir friendly Indian scouts, but it seemed best to their com- 
manders (after they had been led so far from Quabaog, and with 
such large numbers of the Indians driven before them, who mi^dit 
form a junction with the western Indians and fdl upon the valley- 
plantations at once) to march forward to the towns upon the River 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 75 

wiicre they arrived on ]March 8th. ]^I;ijor Savage found that there 
were indications of large numbers of Indians in the vicinity, and 
ininiediatcly disposed liis forces for tlie defence of the several towns. 
Capt. Turner was sent across tlie river to Xorthampton for the de- 
fence of that town. The inhabitants had placed '* palisadoes " about 
tlieir village '' for their better security," and two companies of Connec- 
ticut mcR under ■Major Treat joined Capt. Turner's company proba- 
bly on the loth, as the Indians were amazed to find the town full of 
English soldiers, when, early in the morning of Mai'ch 14th, they 
made a vigorous and combined assault. Gathering about the town in 
the darkness undiscovered, and breaking through the palisades in 
three places, they crept in and close about the houses, and there seem 
to have been no guards or night-watch, and tlie first intimation of the 
enemies' presence was their furious attack upon several houses. 
They succeeded ia setting fire to ten before the sleeping garrison could 
be roused ; but when the Indians retilized their situation, and found 
themselves confronted with three strong companies instead of a de- 
fenceless hamlet, they turned and rushed headlong to tlie breaches 
they had made in the palisades, panic-stricken to find themselves in 
a trap, and in tlieir frantic crowduig to get out were confronted with 
the troops, and many were shot down by ours, at the gaps, inside. 
Eleven of their dead were left. Five of the English known to have 
been killed, were liobert Bartlett. Thomas Holton, and Mary Earle 
of Xorthampton, James Mclieneli (or Macranell) and Increaa 
Whetstone of Capt. Turner's company. The following extract from 
a letter of Rev. Jolm Russell, of liadley, is of interest here. It is 
dated at Hadley, March 16th, 1G75-G : 

"Although the Lord bath granted us an interval! of quiet this wioter yet 
since y^ coming on of y^ Spring the warr here is renewed u-ith more stren<Tth 
and violerce here than in any other part while we remaine for as we had 
intellegen e by the captive who is returned (commonly called ' Speckled 
Tom '), Philip intended with his whole power to come upon these Towns 
and taking them to make his planting place a fort this year at Deerfield so 
on y* l-i''^ instant the enemy to the number of a 1000*^ as judged made a 
sudden and violent iruption upon Northampton brake through their works 
in three places & had in reason taken the whole Town had not Providence 
so ordered it y' Maj" Treate was come in with his men within y*^ night y® 
same evening yet they burned five houses and live barns, one within the 
fortification, slew tive persons wounded five. There are s"^ to be found 
about a dozen of the enemy slain. Here allso above Deerfield a few miles 
is the great place of their tishing w'** must be expected to atToi'd them their 
provisions for the yere. So that the swarme of them being here and like to 
continue here we must look to feele their utmost rage except the Lord be 
pleased to breake their power. My desire is we may be willing to do or 
suffer live or dy: remaine in or be driven out from o"" habitations as the 
Lord o'' God would have us and as may be Conducible to y*-' glory of his 
name and y* publike weale of his people," &c. &c. 

76 Soldiers in King Pliilip's War. [Jan. 

The Indians meeting tiiis unexpected repulse at Northampton, 
hastened avray for an assault upon Hatfield, but finding it also de- 
fended by Capt. ]Mosely and his men, they hastily wilhdi-ew and 
again attempted to surprise Xorthampton, hoping, it is likely, that 
the vigilance of the English was relaxed, or a part of the troops 
were drawn off, but finding a ready reception awaiting, they retired 
completely foiled of what was expected to be an easy prey. Vrich 
the exception of an attack upon Westfield a short time after, and 
the assault of a small party upon the people of Longmeadow going 
to Springfield to attend church (affairs to be related in their proper 
order), there was no further demonstration in force while the army 
remained. In the mean time these disasters and their extreme want 
of food began to cause disaffection among the local tribes who had 
no immediate quarrel against the English, and to this was added 
the discouraging fact of the captiu-e and death of Canonchet, chief 
of the Xarragansetts, and the real leader now of the confederated 
tribes. The English took advantage of this discourageuient and 
opened negotiations looking to a peace, while a price was offered 
for the head of Philip, who promptly retired out of harm's way. 

Capt. Turner and his company were engaged at Xorthampton and 
the neighboring towns in guarding and fortifying against the ex- 
pected attack of the great body of Indians gathered in the vicinity, 
our troops as well as those of Connecticut being under the general 
command of ]Major Savage, for an account of whose operations and 
the condition of affairs at this time, see Chap. IV. of this Series, 
Register, Vol. 37, p. 373, letter of the Council to ]\Iajor Savage, 
dated April 1st. In accordance with these instructions Major Sav- 
age marched home with most of the soldiers that came with him, 
leaving Capt. Turner in charge of the defence of these towns in Cap- 
tain Poole's place, and leaving him one hundred and fifty-one men 
in re^ ilar service. Tliese were mostly single men, and very largely 
boys and servants, or ap[)ren rices. 

These troops were designed for the defence of the towns, and were 
for garrison duty only. Iladley was made "headquarters, and a gar- 
rison of fifty-one men was detailed there. Forty-five wer stationed 
at Hatfield, nine were sent to Springfield, and forty-six at North- 
ampton. The following petition and letter explain themselves. 

Petition of Mrs. Mary Turner, 
To the Honoured Goiivernour & Coimcill Now Asserabled In Boston. 

The Humble petition of ^lary Turner wife to W"" Turner row ia the 
Service of the Couutry Under Coraand of your Honours, Humbly Slieweth, 

That whereas your poor petitioners husband Vohuitarily & frely offered 
hina selfe unto & now Is In your Service far from home t05;echer with his 
Bon <Sc servants leavin'^ onely one ser\"ant with me which God by liis Pro- 
videnne hath bereaved me otf soe that I Am at present wholy Almost left 
destitute of mainteuaace for myselfe which calls uppon me to crave of your 
honoius CousiJeratiou of my present Coudition And order the paymeut to 

1887.] Soldiers in King PJiilip's War, 77 

me oi the wliole or whatt part your honours think fitt of wages clue for the 
time my husbaud sou & servants have ben'e In th.e Service of the Country 
which shall further Ingage your poor petitioner to pray for As In duty Am 
Bound : the future peace & prosperity of your honours & All tlie people 
of God In this poor Country. Maky Turner. 

In Ans' to the petion. It is ordered that the Committee of the Army 
forthwith order the petitioner be payd Seven pounds on y"^ Account exprest 

Dated at Boston the 21*" of Aprill 167G 

By y^ Council Edw'' Raavson, Sec*^. 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 68, p. 225. 

Letter of dipt. William Turner. 
Honored Sirs. 

Since the army marcht hence under the Command of major general 
Savage and left mee here by order from your honours : I have not had 
any thing worth sending downe A post: And now having an opportunity 
I thought meete to acquaint your honours that the souldiers here are in 
greate distresse for want of clothing both Linen and Woollen : So I desired 
the Commissaries here to send downe to quabouge to see if there any sup- 
plies : So they brought from thence A few Shirts Stockings Shoes and 
drawers : but not an eighth of what wee want : So that I shall beseech \ 

your honours to take some speed}' Course for a supply to be sent to the ! 

Commissaries here for thei[r] [relejeafe : here will want much as the en- I 

closed note will show you : , forasmuch as it hath pleased your hon- i 

ours to commit the care of [these] towues to my Charge : so I shall -be- ! 

seech your honours that my [wi]fe may have my wages due to mee for to j 

supply the wants of my family : for whome I am bound by the lawes of j 

god and nature to make provision : And I should be glad if there might be ; 

some fitter person found for this imploymeut : for I much doubt my u'eak- j 

nes of body and my often infirmities will hardly Sufer mee to doe my duty \ 

as I ought in this imploymeut : And it would grieve me to be negligent in 
anything that might be for the good of this yeare Country in this day of 
their distress: Therefore shal leave it to your honours Consideration: 
whether some other man may not be fitter to be imployed in this place by f 

reason of my weaknes of body: I have here sent you those Lists of my j 

Company as they came from boston and afterwards from marlborough &3 j 

they Continued to the seventh instant: also an account from the Commis- ; 

sary of northamtou to that day: I have also sent A List of those Left the ' 

T"' instant under my Command in these 3 townes: most of them having 
beene here long bL-fore my time : Thus hoping your honours will Consider 
so as to send some speedy supply for the souldiers here and also order some- 
thing for the supply of my family in my absence : I shall beg the Lord to 
be your Couusellour and guide in this time of distracktion and sore trou- 
ble : And remaiue yours to serve your honours to the uttmost of my power ; 
wherein I may. Will: Turner. i 

I beseech your honours deliver these lists to whome they may concerue : 
And command the souldiers to make hast backe to their quarters : ! 

Your honours since y". close of tliis there is come in a young man taken 
from Springfield at the beginning of last month who informes that the ene- 
my is drawing up all their forces towards the.-e townes : and their head 
quarters to be at ( Deere) field alias peguukugg. 

Dated 25 Aprfi, 1G76. Mass. Archives, Vol. ^S, p. 228. 

Soldiers in King Philip s War 


FolIoAving ai'e tlic lists referved to in the letter. The first shows 
the oriraniziition of his company until April Ttli ; tlie second list 
shows the disposal of his force for the defence of the towns up to 
April 25th. 

A List of Capt. "William Turner's men as tliey came from Boston and taken 
at Medtield iCfo-G. 

William Turner, Ca])L 
Edward Driniier, Lieut. 

William Parsons, ) ,-< 

Ezekiel Oilman, } ^"^'^geants. 

Jonadian Orris 
W"" Turner jr. 
Ephraim Roper 
Jo" Sawdy 
Uichard Cheevers 
Josiah ]Man 
E.Iias Tyffe 
liobert Seares 
Sam'' Rawlins 
Samuel Brisantine 
Isaiah Toy 
Hosier Jones 

Pliellip Squire, 
Thomas Elliot, 
Thomas Barnard, 
James Knoit, 
James Yerin 
Thomas Chard 
Henry Dawson 
Samuel Davies 
Mark Wood 
Robert Miller 
Jo" Cunneball 
Richard Staines 
Joseph Gallop 
Jo" Roberts 
Hoo: Steward 
James Bur^jes 


|> Corporalls. 

Matthias Smith 
Samuel Gallop 
Barthol. WhitLwell 
Samuel Judkir^s 
Richard Knight 
Joseph Preist 
Peaceful Clarke 
Ilenery Iverby 
Edward Vrright 
Phellip Jessop 
Tjiomas Skinner, Clerh. 

John Newton, cleared by the Councdl at MedSeld. 
Nathan Addams, sick at Medfield. 
Robert Briant, wounded, at Dedham. 

A List of them Cleared at Marlborough. 

Henry Timberle^rgs. Jo^ Carthew k'amuell Holmes 

Ensignc Thomas Bendy ^ames Parker 

William Wade Jo° Smith ffearnott Shaw 

Clement Hamblinge Joseph Dindy Will'" Robbins 

Jacob Hanson Amos .... James Travis 

Jo" Brackenbery Henerie Wright Jo" Jay 
Nathaniel Badcock 

This is a true List of such as came out of Boston w"' me as witnesse my 
hand iieb. the 22'^ lG7o-G. Will: Tcrxek. 

Another list follows upon the same paper and is headed, '' A List 
of men as they came from ^larlborough iFeb: 2'J, '75-6." This 
list is identical with the one above except tiiat Edward Crick 
(Creek) is Ensign in place of Henry Timbcrleggs (Timberlake) 
cleared as above. 

In the same paper also the following : 


Soldiers in King Philip's War 


Rec'' these men whose names follow, from Cuptaiue Wadswortli & fro'. 

Capt. Reyuolds. 
riiillip 3Iattoone, for whome I tookc in exchange John Thropp at 
■ Hampton. 

io" 2sewnian made Corporall 17 March To-G. 

Solomon Lowd 
William Bosway 
John Glide 
Josiah Lnne 
James liewes 
Jonath: Dunninge 
William Jaques 
William Manlej 
George Ripley 
Phill': Sandy 
Diggory Sargent 

Johrt Sj-mpole 
Jo" Chappie 
ITenery Beresfcrd 
James Burnell 
Jo" Walker 
Joseph Lamson 
Jos'^ph Bii.-kiier 
William Clow 
William Twing 
Joseph Lyon 
Richard Fran.cis 
William Hartford 

These were left at Quabaug the ■i''^ of 3Iarch 1G75-G. 
Heuery Pellington Tho: Brisantou Thomas Chapman 


Jo*^ Bronghton 
Jo^ Rolestone 
William Jemmison 
PMward Samson 
John Avis 
Joseph Griffin 
Henery Smith 
Sam>^ Phesy (Vo;ey) 
Joseph Batemnn 
James Z^Iachrenell kild at 
Hampton 3Iarch l-i'*' 

1 David Crouter Thomas Stacy Augustine John 

John Gromwell Charles Duckworth James C'ailea 

I Ricliard Sutton 

I The Rest continued under my Command till y^ 7'*' of Aprill att which 
I time 4 were left in Hadly by onler of y*^ Councell and part; of the Compa- 
nie marched under the conduct of Lieut. Drinker with Maj. Savage, some 
j by order staying with me. Will: Tl'Uxer,. 

j Mass. Archives, 68, p. 158. 

A Liste off Souldjers und' the Command off Capt. Will'" Turner ffro. the 

7'^^of Aprill 1G7G 

Hadley Souldjers: Jo" Chamberliu 
Cap^ William, Turner Jo" Luddon 
Serg' John Throppe John Presson 
Serg^ John Newman Jo" Bill 
Corp' Joseph Haitshorne ^Vill" Chubb 
Corp^ Robert Sympsou TJoses Morgan 

W-" Armes 

John Strowbridge 

Sam'i Sybly 

Thomas Jones 

Robert Coates 

David Hartahorne 

Benj. Poole 

John Uppum 

Simon CJrover 

Stephen Grover 
! Jolm Pratt 
j Thomas Briant 
' Triali Newbury 

Josiiah Phi!lIi)S 
_ Benjamin Chamb'lin 

Roger Jones 
Jo" Wiseman 
Phillip Je^sop 
Joseph Griilia 
Josiah i\Lin 
Thonris Cluird 
John Slieajjheard 
Ephraim Roper 
Nicholas Duereil 
Phellep Cattlin 
Joseph Cluunb^lin 
Richard Suodiu 
Joseph Smith 
Joseiih J'odman 

William Torner 

Souldiers sent to the 
Robert Scares 
Sam'-^ Rawlins 
John Sawdy 
Jonathan Dunninge 
Samuell Davies 
John ffisher 
Thomas Cobbett 
Thomas Sympkins 
Richard Lever 

Hampton Souldjers 
Serg' Esaiah Toy 
Corp'' John Wilde 
John Smith 
John Babson 
•Tohn Whiter;!2;e 

John Chappie, Drummer Johu Ashdowne 


John Rolestone 
John Loiigljury 

Jollll ll'.'-tLT 

John Vrarciou 

John Ciiaplin 

John Belclier 

John Stukely 

John IJoyde 

John ^V'aiker 

John Roberts 

Martin Sinith 

Abraham Shaw- 
Thomas I'oberts 

Richard Hudson 

Samuel IJansford 

Joseph ffowler 

Solomon Lowde 
Jacob ISurton 
William Smith 
Nicholas Mason 
Phellip Mattoon 
Samuel Souteli 
Thomas Lyon 
Robert. Price 
Thom:is Pcore 
Peter Lushrodd 
Samuel Fliesy 
William Wilfis 
Thomas Harris 
George Bewly 
William Howard 
Phellip Lewes 
Will'^' Hopkins 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 

The last list shows 
the " Falls Fight," w 

JVew England Gleanings. 


William Hunt 

Samu'^ L'yly 
James Burrell 
William Hartforde 
Ephraim I'eeres 
Richard Bever 

John Cooke 
John Hix 
John Salter 
Jeremiah Cloather 
John A mold 
Simon Williams 

John tTiske, left wounded Daniel Clow 
by Caj^t. Lathroppe Edward IJishoppt 

Henry Rayno': 
Saniuell Neale 
Jeflery Jeifers 
Hugh Price 
Archebold tFurest 
Jabcsh Duncan 
John Hughes 
William P.att 
Wallter Hixon 
Jabesh Musgrove 
I\latthew Groves 
Anthony Ravenscraft 
James Moit 

Sent to Springiield 
vSerg* Roger Prosser 
Ely Crow 
Wiir Brig^s 
Jeremi;di Xorcrosse 
Will'" Mitchell 
Timofhy rtroglie 
Onesephorus Stanly 
William Crane 
Ilenery Willis 

Richard fxrancis, Cleric. 

Hattfielde Souldjers 

Serg' Robert Bardwell 

Corp" Samuell Laine 

Benjamin Barrett 

Hugh Cioliko 

Anthony Brfker 

Jo" Largin 

Richard Staines 

Nicholas Gray 

Jo" Allen 

Richard Smith 

William Elliott 

Jo'' Wilkins 
John Jones 
Thomas Staines 

Gilbert fForsith 
Benjamin Lathroppe 
Robert Dawes 
Hugh Pike 
Daniel Stearlin, 
John Yeriu 
Jonathan Nicholds 
James Yerin 
John Downinge 
Joseph Jloring 
GS, p. 212. 

tlic organization of Capt. Turner's force until 
hich will be given in the next number. 

[To be coctiuucd.] 


[Continued fi'om vol. xl. page 273.] 

■y>'DER this Iicad wc print item? furnisliing clews to tlie Eng- 
lish residences of tlie teitlcis uf New Englaml. 


Tori Courf. li'xords, vl. 219. 1717.— William Hooke, of Salisbury, the 
only surviving ,sou& heir of William Hooke formerly cf Salisbury and late 
of Bristol in Great Britain. 

1887, "] Neio England Gleanings. 81 

/(/. vii. 110, 1725. — Ralph Lane of y' I-,laLKl of Barhaclos March' as 
Executor in trust to the last will & testament of Jacob Willet of y* City of 
London March' lately resiJeut in y'-' Island of llarbados deed pit vs. Joseph 
Abbot & als. in our County- of York In a plea of Partition fur a parcel of 
land at Qaumphegon. 

Yorh Rer/is'rr/, ii. -10 ; 21 Jnly, 1G15. — "I Christopher Rogers servant iu 
tyme past unto Sir Fardin" Gorges, but now of Pischatiiqua Planter." 

Jd. ii. 402. — Edward Johnson deposes, 11 June, 1G-j7, " that little before 
Thomas Gorges Esrf went out of New I^ngland w'^h was about 13 or 14 
years agoe . . . [he] did give unto his two servants Christopher Rogers & 
Will Davess land &c. at Yorke." 

Id. ii. 294—20 Nov. 1G72.— William Adams " of ould England" binds 
himself as apprentice for seven years to Thomas Withers of Piscataqua. 110—23 Oct. 18 Chas. IL— John Card, of Kittery, cooper, to 
Michael Cowes of Comintiuhead county Devon, :is?ignment of an assi^'u- 
tnent 01 a leasehold in Lower Gabvrell in the parish of Conientinhead afore- 
j said, from George Best who leased it from Mr Aveut & Mr Gilden. 

Id. ii. 107. — Indenture of Apprenticeship ; Joseph Couch, son of Wil- 
liam Coach in the county of Cornwall to John Bray late of Plimcuth ia 
the County of Devon shipwright aiid Johaue his wife. Executed iu Ply- 
mouth, Eng. 15 Mch. iOGS. 

Id. ii. 36. — RolK-rt Masous Letter to Col. Richard Nichols, dated Lon- 
don, 3 May 1GG4. 

" I have a kinsman ]Mr Jos. Mason living at Pischataqua, who was for- 
merly ray Agent but by reason of his age is not able any longer to act 
' therein." 

I Id. ii. 241, IGGO. — Elizabeth Garnesy of Piuhoo county Devon, wl<Iow, 
i as Administratrix of her deceased husband William, appoints Bennett Oli- 
' ver of Coffins Well in said County her attorney to collect claims at the 
I Isles of Shoals. 

j Id. 1671. — Said Oliver receipts to William Rogers, cilling him '• Ad- 
j aiinistrator of said W" Gayrnesey's estate here iu New England." 

Id. ii. 259, IGGG. — John Bowrey of W'appine county Middlesex mariner, 
acknowledges himself indebted to Richard Lockwood of Kittery. 

Id. iv. 53 — IS March, 1GS5-6. — Fran-cis Ilooke of Kittery recites that 
his wife Mary is th-e proper heir to an estate in Barbadoes to the value of 

' /rf. xii. 3G7 — 7 Feby 1728. — Sarah Jent, of Boston, widow of Thomas 
Gent late of Boston who was only sou and heir of Elizabeth Jent hereto- 
fore of Dartmouth county CornwaJl in Great Britain, relict widow of John 
Jent of the same place. 

Jrlass. Archives 15, A-7 — Aug. IGGO. — Jacques Pepin, sent to Massachu- 
setts by his fatlier who is an Elder in the Protestant Church iu Rocheilfe] 
in France pet;t'on> for and obtain.-, loave to settle here. 

Co'in. bij William M. Sarr/enl, A.M., of Poriluud, Mu 

VOL. XLI. 8 

82 2^tiv Ent^land Gleanings. [Jan. 


Bh. ]. p. 3, Essex Prnhafe Recorjs. — "Will of Elinor Robinson late wiilow 
in Salem to brother's son Ivo!)ert WaUlron living in ChattforJ in Hamp- 
shire near Andover in Old England, dated 5 a"'° 1G71. 

Jd. p. 13. — Salem .June 28, 1G72 inventory of William Caseley of Cock- 
wood in Devousliire wLo died at sea. 

//. p. 38. — Will of -Teffery Thistle of Abbotsbnry, co. Dorset Eng. bnt 
at present in New England eldest son Richard T. dau. Joane T. rri-andch. 
Jeffery, my son Richard's son, son Richard's dau. ^Fary, dated 29 Oct 1G75. 

Jd. p. 40— Will of William Pitcher of IMarblehead elder bro. Joha P., 
living in I-lnglind at Kenton. Devon, dated 21 Nov 1G75. 

Jd. p. 59. — Nunc. "Will of Edw. Wharton, kindred in England. K. W. 
had 2 l)ros. in Eng. by father it mother, & 1 bro. in Virginia & a sister by 
mother's side. John Wiuditt was bis sister's son. Inv. IMar. 12, 1677-8. 

Essex Probate Records. Bk. ii. p. 79 inv. of Benjamin Brettou Jersey- 
man died at Salem IG July 1G85. 

Jd. p. 103. — AVill of Oliver Luckers of ]Marblehead; mother Susanna Ras- 
ley sister Jane Rasley in old England, only child Oliver at age daued 27 
Apr 1G'^9, wife Jemima. 24: June 1G90 prolnited. 

Booh iii. p. 189. — Will of Thomas Arnald of the City of London in 
Thames St. 12 Oct 1G30, Cousin Nehemiah Willoughby of Salem mv "^rand- 
father John Tailer of Woppin shipwright also 28 Jan 1C94-.5 had a will 
and whose executor is John Tailer of ilile End, my brothers Thomas and 
Samuel both deceased. 

Booh iv. p. 45. — Will of John Pickman about to sail away dated 23 Aug 
1G71. brother Nathaniel Pickman's children brother Samuel Pickmaa'a 
children brother William Pickman in England's children brother Benja- 
min Pickman's children sister Anne Joons in P^ngland. gives to Bethya Arc- 
sard all I had by my late wife Hannah dec'd 29 June 1683 probated. 

Jd. p. CO.— Will of Edmond Elleat dated 2G F^b 1675-6 wife Elizabeth 
3on .John at age 17 Mar 1683-4 probated nearest relatives that are 

in Elngland died in Amesbury. 

Jd. p. 95. — Will of John Peach Senior of Marblehead .John Squire ray 
sister's son in Barbadoes brother Thomas's widow To sister Mar-i^aret's 
children lan'l in England, rents etc in hands of my cousin John Miuson of 
Simeborongh cousin William Peach's sons John and Thomas cousin John 
Legg cousin Vv''illiam Iliues and his wife Abigail, reives to Margaret Dalli- 
war daughter of my cousin Peter DalliAvar cousin .Joseph Dalliwar Jehu 
Hine the only child at present of my cousin "SVilliam Hine dated 2 Oct 
1G82 30 Sept 1684 probated. 

Com. hij 0. P. Dexter, A.iK, of New York City. 


IL'tss. Archives, ix. 4. — Petition of Thomas Blancher, 2-4-1646, says: — 
Whe.'-eas Anne Barnes of Way-hill in Hampshire, England, gave her son 
Richard Barnes 20£ and Anne Bent grandmother to Richard gave 
bim 16£ committed to the trust of John Bent with whom the said Richard 
hath been " mantayned since his coming into New England about seven 

i 1887. J The Iron Worlcs at Taunton. . 83 


i years." John Bent gives secarily for payment when e;ikl liichard is twen- 
\ ty-O'jc, sir'neil by Thomas Bluncher, John Bout ami Peter Noyes. 

\ ' . ^^ 

J lb. is. 8G. — John Grosvenor aged .3;^ Oct 12, 1G79, was at Birmingham, 

j Vrarwickshire, England in 1G77. 

I lb. XV. a. 2G9. — Alexander Stuart, born Belfast, Ireland, there lived until 
I 33 years of age. have lived in tliis province 3'.' years, June 7, 17G-i. Black- 
I smith, moving about, 24 mouths in her ilajesty's St^rvice. 

Ih. XV. B. 115. — Petition of Josiah Cobbet and wife Marv, and John 
Ilsleyaud wife Sarah, Apr. 29, IGGS, says: The late KichaVd IL.yfeild 
heretofore of Sudbury in Old England and wife Judith had several ehild- 
ren. but otdy the two daughters Mary and Sarah are now living; by a sec- 
ond wife, he had three daughters; r(-moved to I\ew England and settled 
at Ipswich, with second wife and several children, about 29 years since, 
" v»e apprehend he left 500£." (ix, 10-1, v/ife of Lawrence Cleuton, for- 
merly Kachel '• IlasselL") 

Essex County Court Files, vl. 2, -i, September Term, IGGO. — Martha 
Coy witnessed power of attorney from Samuel Heyford of Ipswich, Dec. 
20, IGol, to Kichard Coy of Ipswich, who sold the house for a school house 
which was in possession of Ezekiel Cheever from 10.32, as belonging to the 
School. Samuel Heyford went to England. 

3Iass. Arclth-cs, xvi. 106. — Letter of Joseph 2^icholson of Newport, R. L, 
1G80, formerly of Cumberland, Eu<j}and, went to Barbadoes and returned. 

lb. ssxix. 50G. — Theodore Atkinson of Ijoston in N. E. feltmaker, at- 
torney and agent of Sylvester Deane, Citizen aiid Vintner of London, 
Roger Stevens of Redding, co. Berks, •' Clcathier " aiid Thomas Goad of 
Redding, Haberdasher, received property from estate of John Cogswell 
Jr. of Ipswich, 1 6.55. 

Com. by Henry E. Waiie, Esq., of West Newton, Mass. 


Communicated by Walter K. Watkixs, Esq., of Boston. 

[In the article by John W. D. Hall, Esq., in the Registek for 
July, 1884, on '" Tlie Ancient Iron Works of Taunton," the com- 
mencement of the manufacture of iron in that town is assigned (pixge 
269) to the yetir IG.5(!. The following p;ipcr shows that the works 
there were erected and begun in the year 16.53, but wliether the 
proprietors succeeded so early as that in tlie manufacture of iron is 
not definitely stated, though it is probal)le that they did. James 
Bate, the grantor, was a son of James Lute of Dorcliestcr, who died 
in tlie latter part of the year IG.5.5, and of Alice his wife, who died 
14. G. 1G.37. Sec abstract of the will of James Date, Kf.gisteu, 
V. 297. James, Jr., born in England about 1()2G, married Ann, 
daughter of ileury AVitiilngton, one of tha ruling ciders of the 

84 The Iron Worhs at Taunio7u [Jan. 

chureli in Doivlie.stcr, and a selectuiun of the town ; died Feb. l^ 
IBHG-T. His inventory mentiun.s " two shares in th.e iron works 
at Tanton, not yet prized." 

The Cl-.urcli Kecords of Dorchester furnish us with the baptisms 
of three children of James Bates, namely, ^lary, James and Mar- 
garet, as follows, '"(i) 54 or 53. Mary i»ate.s, dau. of Janies 
r Bates was baptized, her father bcincn tlien [from] home gone, For 

^ England by \vaye of Virg[inia]— her Grand Father Elder witlung- 

ton oaue her a name." 
' " James sonne of James Bate 20 (2) G2." '' John sonne of Sam- 

[ uel Cla{) and :\Iargcret dau. of James bate 19 (4) 64 y*^ wif of the 

i latter being a member." 

r There was a Samuel Bates baptized in Dorchester, 19. 4. 1G48.'* 

[ Enoch Wiswall, the first witness, was a son of Tliomas of Dor- 

[ Chester and Cambridge, and nephew of Elder John of Dorchester 

I and Boston. He wa's born in England, probably about l'o33. ^^He 

was a brother of Ichabod, minister at Duxbury. He married "sov. 

25, 1G57, Elizabeth Oliver, daughter of John Oliver, of Boston, 

'' "the scholar." They had twelve children, one of whom, Samuel, 

born Sept. 2, 1G79, H. C. 1701, was minister at Edgartown, Mass. 

Enoch AViswall, the father, died Nov. 28, 1706. See Kegistei:, 

' xl 5 9 . 

1 ' Manasseh Armltage, says Savage, " a son of H. C. 1650, whom 

[ gladly would I find some, the minutest story of, as date or birth, or 

1 who was his father, or anythinir else more than in the Magnalia, iv. 

137, where he is marked by -d star as evidence that he was dead, 

[ 1698." ^ ^ ^^ 

I Mr. Sibley, in his Harvard Graduates, ii. 67, states tnat .Manas- 

seh " was son of Thomas Armitage, of Lynn, :Massacbusett3, %vho 
came from Bristol, England, in 1G35, in the James, with Kichard 
I Mather and others," ^^^s subsequently in Sandwich, Mass., Stam- 

I; ford. Conn., Hempstead, L. I., Oyster Bay in 1653, afterwards oi 

I Hempstead. 

\ * James Bates, who in 1714 Tvas of Ilemp.'^tcn.l, Queens Coupty, Long Island, ^etit irom 

Ilin-ham, M:h.. He v.-ms probnhlv a son of Janv's, of that place, who in bis wid ot iGbJ, 

mentions son. Jarm^s. John, Joseph,;unin, aihidcs to " their brother Clemcnl ar„l 

speaks of his own daughters Ruth aM Rachel Line. .In. James Bate, ol Hemps .-lul en 

the sixth of October, 1714, revokes the power ...f attorney piven hv mm to f"-^ [.r .tU._ 

Benjamin Rare, fonneriv of the Toun of Hinuiuan. but now ot the Town ot Dorc v ~ ur 

This revocatioi was acknowled^'cd in Durham. Conn., same day. He then appomted m. 

son in law. Timothv Walters of Iladdam. attorney in the place of h.s brother Bcnjamm, 

which appointment was acknowled-.d by-aid B.ite in the cunnty ot >ew Haven, =an!e 

' dav. All wiii.-h is recon'.cd in Lib. ■!<, fo!. 171, Snlfolk Dced.s Bo.ton. 

I jam- P.'!-- al-o tn-de a .-nvevance. 0>;t. (5, 1711. to hi- said son in law, TiiKOthv V.a'- 

1 ters of Iluiram. of Hartl-rl, Co.nn., of hmds in Hingham. " whether dejcendm^- 

i f"ni mv fith-r .lames B.ire, formeriv of Hin-h.m, deceased, or trom my unele Hen|..mia 

! S h^te of Uin.ham. deceased." " Also, ••land in Hcm-tead. ^fl^;^'-'^:'^,:^^.^^ 

' mother in law, Sur-.h Carle. lormerlv of saiu Hem-trad, . ..cea-cd, ar.d ,Ion.i>. Hot. .. .u 

JovncVv formeriv of Ile.n>tead.- doceavMl. Ai>o all dues trom n.v brother ,h!.i: .] 

S formrl.- of Hincham, wm of D-rehester." This deed was entcrea on record .Ma/ 

i W iVio y.i.V.'U Deeds i.ib. 75, tol. iOJ. See B.,rbei--s Ili-tor.eul f^-ll-V?'^:^,,^'!"^^" 

> ' ticiit pa'e-U.5; Hiumim'- Kariv Puritan Seitlers of Conuc'-Cicut, pau'C lo-, ca\a_L, .H?. 

j ot the iote Hon. Isaac C. Uates ; Conn. Colonial Kecords. 

1887.] The Iron Worhs al Taunton. 85 

Of the tliird witness to the deed, James W;ilbridge, or AVa- 
bridge as it is here written, strange to say, I have Icarued nothing. 
See Teu)ple and Slieklon's Xorthfield, ^Mass.. 558, 559. Also 
Gardners "Wales, Mass., Centennial, page 2() ; Caulkius, Nor- 
wich, Conn.; Jenning's Bennington, Vt., '275—7. 

Willia:\i B. Trask.] 

Artickls or Covenants made & agreed Vpoo betweene James Batte Ju- 
nior of Dorcliester w""iQ the matliaciistes Lay one the one p'^te & Ilem-y 
v.-ithingtou his Farher in law in Dorchester on the other p'"tie the 1 of the 
rnoneth called September in the yeare of our lord ICoo as FoHowetu 

Inprimis wlieras in the yeare of onr h)i(l 1G53 tlie Inhabitant of thv^ 
Towne of Tanton in new plimoth (the Say.l James Batte ttren lyving an 
Inhabitant in Tanton among them) did Erect & be'^in certayue IroJi workes 
w"'in the Sayd plantation ; & did rayse a srocke nt that p^sent For the 
Furtherenee of the Sayd works of About Sis hundred pound or vpward 
wherof Twenty pound & ten shillings becomes the share portion or part of 
tlie Sayd James: &; Since then tlier hath beene an Augmentation of Fine 
pond a share & moreover the Sayd James did By'S a quarter Share of 
william wetherel of Tanton Aforesayd as Aperes by a Deed made over, by 
liim the said wiHiam wetherell to the Sayd James Batte bering the datte 
August the Eleventh one thousand Six hundred Fiftye Fyue witnesseth 
herby that I the Sayd James Batte: do Sell & delyver vp my whole Tytle 
&. cktyine in the aforesayd Share in the Iron workes at tanton. as well that 
v/*^" I bought of william wetlierell as my owne p"per Share: in Considera- 
tion of ol pond — 17' & G"^ being Fully Satisfyed. & payd by the Sayd hen- 
ry my Father iu law vnto me the Sayd James Batte before the Sealing 
herof : & hei'by do Bynd my Self my heres or Assignes nor any For mee 
nor myue to make Clayme or Tytle thervnto : but do wholly Resigne it vp 
as Alibresayd to the Vse of the Sayd Henry Sc his Assignes For ever. 

Item I the Sayd James Batte do also (For Consideration already re- 
ceued) Sell vnto the Sayd Henry: the whole ]ialf of my Comons that be- 
longed to my house in Tanton w'^'' I Bought of John Avery of windsore iu 
CoTiecthecu : And did leaue Ynsould uheu I ciime aw;iy From Tanton : 
I Say Sould to him the Sayd Henry to be Inioyed by him & his Assignes 
For ever to be Aplyd For th.e V&a of the Iron workes l>y him or For pastor 
or as he the Sayd henry shall most Se need or haue ocation therof: w"'out 
disturbanc From me or any by my means In wittuess hereof I the Sayd 
James Batte haue Sett my baud & Sealle the day & yeare being Aboue 

Signed Sealed e*c by the Sayd James delyvered in 
the p''sence of vs 

J^-^'^ <=^lfaJj^^S^- 

VOL. XLI. 8* 


The Prings of Awllscomhe, Eng, [Jan. 


Comnmnicatcd by the Rev. B. F. De Costa, D.D., of Nc\v York City. 

THE following extracts from the register of the parish of Awlis- 
combe relatincr to the name of Pring, were sent me by James H. 
Prino-, :.I.D., of Elmfield, Taunton, England. They will be in- 
teresdng from their probable connection with ]\Iartin Prmg the 

A Remster of all the Chrhtenyngs, Wcdchjngs, .]• Baricdh icWmi the Parish 
ofAxdescomhe Sithens the ffirst ycre of the relrjne oj our Sovercogne Lcuhe 
hzaleih. bj the grace of God. of England France .)■ Ireland Queene De- 
fender of the faith, as folio weth : 

"^""^ ■^Johane^'prin-e was baptised the 27 Duie of March anno Suprascript. 
1561 Anre Prinoe was cbristetied the second daie of Aprdh _ 

15G1. Francis Pringe sonne of Jolin Pringe was christened the claie 

of June, amio Suprascript. 

1561. Johan. the Danghter of John Pringe was christened the day 

of October. n .• ^ ^i .-ta 

1562. Elizabeth Pringe the danghter of John Pring was baptised the -b 

daie of December Anno Suprascript. 

1563. Julian Pringe the daughter of ^Villiam Pring was baptised ihe 10 

daie of tTebruarie, Anno • „ ^ ,, ^ * t u t* 

1566 Catherine Prin-e daCi of John Pringe & Rob* Sonne of John F. _ 
1567'. Christopher Pringe sonne of John Pringe was baptisea the 9 daie 

of Aprill Anno predicto. 
1569 Mark Pringe sonue of John Pringe 27 Apnll. 
1570. A-nes danghter of W" Pringe 27 Oct'. 
. Alexander Sonne of Alexander Pnnge. . , o^ i • c 

1579. Edward Pringe sonue of Henrie Pringe was baptised oO daie ot 

Januarie anno Predicto. ■ . .-. o ■> ■ ^e 

1580. John Pringe sonne of Ambrose Pring was baptised the 6 daie ot 

Aprill anno pre diet. 
1580 Anne d'^ Elizabeth Regina 23, Robert Pringe the sonne of Alexan- 
der Prin<re wiis baptised the 2'^ daie of Jauuane anno pmhct. 

1581. George Pringe the sonne of Stephen Pringe was baptisea the 2o 

dav of Januarie Anno Predict. 
1591 Diana Prinire daur of Alexander P. . -, , n i • ^ 

1592. John Pringe the sonue of John Pringe was baptised the 9 daie of 
Aprill auno priedict. ,"..., i ota 

John Pringe the sonne of Christopher Pringe was baptisea the 1,3 
daie of August anno predict. 


^'(s'eSud Ent%.) John Pringe & Johan Carpenter were married the 26 
rl-iip of xsov' anno pradict. . , , „t -, • c ^ i. 

Thomas Coner & Elizabeth Pringe were married the 3^ date of ffebrua- 

lie anno 1559. . ^ 

Cipriau Cator & Maude Pnnge were marriea l^au. 


3887.] The Prings of AicUscombe, Eng. 87 

Anno Dm 1559. 

Johanoj Fringe was buried tbe 20 daie of iMarcli anno predict. 
15 GO. Clu-istopher Fringe sonne of Christoplier F. was buried 30 Deo'. 

1561. Margaret the wife of John Pring buried 3'"^ Nov'. 

1562. John Fring sonne of Thomas F. buried 23 Maie. 

1563. Christopher Fring buried 27 April!. 
1566. Jolm Friuge buried 22 Dec''. 
1569. IMartyu Friuge was buried 20 Oct^ 

1589. Tlioruas Friuge of Edghill was buried 24 Oct'. 
1603. John Fringe thelder was buried 16 Dec'. 

As it seems pretty evident that Captain Martin Fringe was born in 15S0, I have 
not thought it necessary to eoutinue the register much beyond that date, but find I 
ought to have done so in the case of the Baptisms, as follows : 

Additional Baptisms. 

1594. "William Fringe the soune of Christopher F. was baptised 18 Maie. 

Agnes daughter of John Fringe was baptized 15 Sept'. 

1595. Aaron Fringe sonne of Anthonie F. was baptised 17 Oct'. 

1596. John Fringe the sonne of Christopher F. was baptised 23'^ Jany. 

1588. Winnifred Fring daur of Alexander F. was baptised . 

1699. Judith daughter of John Frjuge of Marlescombe was baptised the 

2°*^ daie of Nov' anno predict. 

1602. Margaret daughter of John Friuge was baptised • daie of Oc- 
tober. V 

1602. Andrew sonne of Fringe was baptised the last daie of Nov'. 

John Fringe sonne of Christopher Fring was baptised the of 


As it appears from Martin Fringe's will in Bristol, that his father was John 
Pring, and that he had a sister called Margaret, I have thought it well to continue 
the baptisms down to the above Margaret, 1602, who may /lOii/Wj/ have been a sister 
of his — though there would have been a long gap between them. 

It has occurred to me that it may possibly interest you a little to learn that I my- 
self had two uncles who were burn at our family place, Ivedon, in Awliscombe 
parish, who were both iu the navy, and both served under Nelson. One died early 
of yellow ever at Antigua, when oaly ^ lieutenant, and the other died also of yellow 
fever at Jtimaica, when commaading as Commodore on t!ie North American and 
West India Station, in 1S4G. The latter Commodore, Daniel Pring, served with 
some distinction during his j'ounger years on the lakes in America, and I wdl just 
copy the following from a notice of him in " the Times " at the time of his death. 
.... "In 181H he" W.13 promoted to the rank of Commander, and in the following 
year he was removed by Commodore Sir James Luens Yeo from Lake Ontario, to 
serve with Captain Downie on Lake Champlain. Here he was appointed to the 
command of the Linnet, a brig of 16 guns and about 100 men. In tins brig, under 
the command of Captain Duwnie in the Confiance. and in company with two ten- 
gun sluops and a flotilla of gun-boats. Captain Pring took part in the celebrated bat- 
tle of Plattsburg-bay, in which engagement, disastrous as it was to the British 
arms, he signally distinguished himself. During the greater part of the contest the 
Linnet was engaged with the Eagle, an American brig of much superior force, 
mounting CO heavy guns and 150 men, which vessel he completely beat out of the 
line. Cooper, in his History of the American JSavy, little as he seems inclined to 
allow credit to the English, virtually admits this fact, lie says : 

" 'The Linnet had got a very commanding position, and she was admirably 
fought ; while the Eagle, which received all her tire and part of that of the Confi- 
ance, having lost her springs, found herself su situated as not to be able to bring 
her guns fairly to bear un either of the enemy's ves.-els. Captain Henley, of the 
Eagle, had run his topsail yards, with the sails stopped, to the mast heads, previous 
to eugaging, and he now cut his cable, sheeted home his topsails, cast the brig, and 
rucnfng do~wn, anchored by the stern between the Jiaratoga and Ticonderoga.' 


Ba2->(is-ms in Dover, HT. II. 1717 — 176o. 


" Eventually tlio Linnet -was coiupelkd to strike, but not until the other vessels of 
the squadron had haulod dawn tin ir colors. Capt. Duwnie, who couuuanded the 
British squadron, was killed ; and Commander Prin;; w;is the senior surviring offi- 
cer of" the squadron at the court-martial puiiscqucntly held at Portsmouth, at which 
iie was most honora'jlj- acquitted. Fur his sei'viccs he was, in ISl.j, py.nnottd ro 
the rank of Post-Capuxin ; and early in the present year he hci.-ted his hrond pen- 
dant a.s Commodore of tiie second class on board ller Majesty's Jjhip Imauru at Port 
Royal, where he succeeded in mnkino; himscir!iij;hly esteemed and respected. The 
remains of tlie aallaat Commodore were yesterday afternoon removed frciu Port 
Royal, under a tire of minute guns, from tlieuce they were conveyed in a heirse to 

Ha'lfway Tree, where they were interred in the presence of a numerous and uistin- 
' public officers and private inhabitants." [The Times, January 
8, 1817, taken from the Jamaica Despatch.] 

guished company of pi 

I fancy the above may not be altogether uninterestino; to you from its oonneccioa 
•with American history' and also a-- showing that if .Martin Pring was an Awli>- 
combe man, as I belit've, he is nut the only one of the name who has been snpp,Iied 
to the naval service from that Devonshire parish. J. H- P- 

j Eoptiied at 
V y« West Fart 
I 01 3'* Towu. 

BAPTISMS IN DOVER, N. 11. 1717— 17GG. 

Copy of the Rev. Joxatuax CusnixG's Record of Baptis'iI: 
Dover, N. II., noav a part of the Records of the 
First Church. 

Communicated by John R. Ham, M.D., of Dover, X. H. 

[Continued from vol. xxxvil. page -103.] 

1746. Baptisms, 

May 22. Joseph, son of Joseph iJicks. 1 • 

Mary, D' of James Davis. 
Francis, son of Francis Drew. 
John ct Eliezer, Chikl" of Nath^ Davis. 
Sarah, D' of Sam^ Davis. i 

Mary, D' of James Jackson. J 

Patience, D' of Sam' .lackson. 
Mary, D' of Tim" Closes. 

Zachary, son of Azariah Boody. Baptised at y* 

W^' Gray, son of John Row. " )■ ^- ^^- l^^^t 

John & Miriam, Cbildr" of James Clements. of y^ Town- 

]N[artba, D^ of Noble. 

John, son of David Daniel. 

Suse, D^ of W'" Tv/ombly. 

Ebenezer, son of James Ivielle. 

Abigail Millett, on a sick bed. 

Jonathan, son of Isaac Horn, in private. 

JoliD, son of Enh"' Tibbetts, in private. 

Abig-ail, D"' cf Richard C uuiey Waldron, in private, 

Clement, son of Daniel Ham. 

Abraham, son of George Horn, in private. 

Suse, D^ of Eph™ Ham, in private. 

Charles, sou of Arthur 2ir-Daiiielsoa. 

Sarah, D' of ITatevil Leighton. 

Mary, D' of John Leigh ton. 

















1887.] BcqHisms in Dover, ^. IL 1717—1766'. 80 

Oct. 12. Anu, D"" of John Marclin. 

Eliz^, D'' of Andrew MarslialL 
Tamseu, D"' of Elihu Hayes. 
Susanna, D'' of John Horn. 
Dorothy, D* of John Gerrish. 
Joshua, son of Richard Jones. 

Mehetabel, IF of John Wingato. ' 
Philip, sou of Philip Eaton. 
Susanna, D'' of George Hern. 
Jacob, son of William Hanson. 
Sanjuel, son of Joseph Hull. 
Eunice, D^ of Vincent Torr. 
Susanna, D"' of Shadrach Hodgdon. 
Daniel Gerrish, sou of John Wood. 
Thomas, sou of George Horn. 
Daniel, son of Joshua Perkins. 
Eliz", D' of l^phraim Ham. 
Moses, son of William Twombly. 
Eliz", D"^ of Samuel Gerrish. 
James, son of James Brown, in private^ 
Anna, D"" of Sam' Wingate. 

W^"^, son of Cutt Shannon. 

Deborah, D'' of Stephen Pinkham. 

Eliz'^, D'' of James Pinkham. 

William, son of Hezekiah Hayes. 

Sarah; D'' of Joshua Foss. 

Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel Horn. 

Moses, son of W"^ Whitehouse. 

Abigail, D'' of Jonathan Ham. 

Thomas Millett, son of Benj* Bunker. 

Paul, son of Dan^ Horn, Jun'. 

Daniel, son of James Davis. 

Daniel, son of Ichabod Hayes. 

Joseph, son of Joseph Drew. 

Hannah, D'' of Ephraim Davis, in private. 

Ephraim Roberts, on a sick bed. 

Richard Pinkham. 

Elihii, son of Elihu Hayes. 

Ann, D'' of John Ham. 

Ruth, D' of George Hern. 

Kezia. D'' of Tim° ^Sloses, in private. 
25, Benjamin, son of William Brown, in private. 
Dec"^ 11. Daniel, son of William Twombly. 

Jan. 4. Samuel, son of Benjamin Heard, in private. 

22. Mary Brown. 
Mar. 5. Thomas, son of Dan^ Ham. in private. 
Apr. 2. Hannah, D'' of Joseph Hall. 
May 7. Abigail, D' of Thomas Hayes. 
14. Dorothy, D' of Richard Jones. 

Joshua, son of John Heard. 



















































90 I^otes and Queries. [Jan. 

June 4. ]\rary, TY of Paul Gerrish, in private. 

25. Abigail, Wife of Jon" Weutworth, & thoir child Phebe. 
July 16. Lucy, D' of Cheney Smith. 
Sept. 17. Moses, son of John Wood. 
Oct° 6. Joanna, D'' of Ephraini Ilam, in private. 

29. Thomas, Benj*, James & Anna, Child° of Beuj* Heard. 

Bathslieba, D'' of W™ Hanson. 
Dec' 10. Lydia, D' of Samuel Gerrish. 

Betty, D-^ of Benj* Ham. 
Jan. 29. David & Solomon, Child" of Joseph Daniel, in private. 

Elijah, son of Nath^ Davis, in private. 

Elizabeth, D'' of Archelaus Mooney, in private. 

Mary, D^ of Dudley Watson. 

Sarah, D^ of Daniel Ham. 

Urcilla, D'' of James Pinkham. 

Daniel, son of Shadrach Hodgdon. 

Sarah, Wife of Daniel Hayes, & Eliz^ their Daught'. 

Sarah, D"' of Samuel Emerson. 

Ephraim, son of Stephen Evans. 

Moses, son of Ichabod Hayes. 

Eliz% D^ of John Titeomb. 

Joseph Evans — in private, being sick. 

Eunice, D-' of W" Gerrish. 

Ebenezer, son of John Woodman — in private, sick, 

Timothy, son of Nathaniel Young. 

Andrew, son of Andrew Marshall. 

Elizabeth Libbey. 

Thomas, son of James Davis. 

Jon* & Benj", Child" of Solomon Emerson. 

Thomas, son of Paul Gerrish. 

Lydia, D'' of Ebenezer Demerritt. 

Hannah, D"' of Joseph Eiues. 
Dec^ 26. Sarah, D' of Elihu Hayes, in private, sick. 

[To be continued.] 




















AzTTBAH Ad.^ms's ANCESTORS — A GENEALOGICAL PczzLE. — 1 print the following 
narrative nut merely that genealotrists may smile over reniiniscences of similar per- 
plexities, but to place on record the facts aheiuly ascertained and, I hope, incite 
some more capable investii;;itor to solve the problem which has baffled me. 

In the latter half of the last century there lived in Fairfield County, Conn., 
three* brothers of the name of Adam.s. and their sister JIis. Ferris. It may be 
stated with confiJence that tlieir parents rcsi'led in that part of the town of FairSeld 
which is now Westport or Grcensfaruis, although there is a tradition that some 
of the ftmily came from eastern ilassachusetts. These four were : 

* There seem to have been otlier brothers Jind sisters, viz. : v. Ann, m. Samuel Jacquish 

-•ind settled in II.u-norMicl'l, N.Y. vi. Al/cl of Bovlna, N. Y. vii. Elizabeth, m. 

Fillon, " ?on of her niothci-'s sei'ond hu-band." viil. Lydia (name uaccrtain;. is. Asel, 
" a member of General Washington's life guard," 

1887.] JVbtes and Queries. 91 

I.— Joseph Ad:ims of Roddincr, Conn., probal>l" horn 1740. married about 17G1 Joanna, 
dnii^litcr of Nathan and Neiirht Disbiow of Fail lielu. Their children, baptized from 
ITGli to 177S, were (1) Stephen, d. y. in the Rev. war. (2) Hczeliiah of Reddinir, m. Betty- 
Parsons. (3) Eleanor. (4) Abigail, ni. Tavlor and has descendants at Barton and 

Halsey Valley, X. Y. (o) Joseph of Stamturd. X. Y. (G) Israel of Redding, m. Abigad 
Stow. (7) Aaron. (S) Nathan, one of the founders of Adanjs Settlement "near Danby, 
Tompkins County, N. Y., m. his cousin I.ucimla Adams, ilau. of Benjamin. 

II. — Abraham Adams of Redding. lie had, by his wife Sarah, (1) Ann, bapt. Mob. 6, 
176S, d. nnni. C:) Deborah. (3) Sarah, d. y. (4) Sarah. {^) Abraham of Stamford, 
Conn., m. Sally U'acerbtiry. (6) Eli of Stamford, Conn. (7) Molly. 

III. — Benjamin Adams. Ho settled at Norwalk, Conn., i)nt in 17S3 had a dau. b. at 
Goshen, Conn. He afte^•^^"ards lived in Stamford, N. Y., perhaps in Delaware County, 
N. Y., and probaiily at Adams Settlement. He married 1st, Chloe Hatch, 2d, ^vido5r 
Morgan, and had* (1) Seymour of Adams Settlement. (2) PJiilena,ni. Abraham Johnson 

Whitney. (3) Amanda, m. V/adhams of Goshen, Conn. (4) Lucinda, m. her 

cousin Natlian Adams (see above). (5) John of Adams Settlement. (6) Reuben. (7) 
Dosha, m. Wadhams of Go'-hen, Coiiii. 

IV. — Mrs. Ferris (Azuljah or Huldah Adams), of whom hereafter. 

Sis or eight years a2;o I undertook to trace the ancestry of the above-named 
brothers, Joseph and Abraiiam .\dams, not having heard at that time that they had 
.sisters or other brothers. 1 started tirst on the tradition (common,! believe, to all 
Adams families) , that they were " near rehitions of President Adams." In order to 
refute thi^; romance 1 had to compile a pretty lull account ot the descendants of Ilenry^ 
Adams of Iirainrree, and investigate numerous other families ; for there are in 
Connecticut descendants of at least five Adams emigrants. 

At this point 1 met Capt. Lemuel Adams, born about 1795, a grandson of the 
first Joseph of Redding, who informed me that Joseph and Abraham had a brother 
Benjamin of Norwalk (No. 111. above) and a sister " Zuba" who married a man 
named Ferris and lived at Zoar in Newtown, Conn., where he, Capt. Lemtiel 
Adams, had visited them. 

This seemed an important clew ; for the name Zuba or Azubah is of such rare 
occurrence that I thought if the birth of an Azubah Adams, circa 1740, could be 
found of record, it could not fail to throw a flood of iiglit over the subject of my 
investigation. Thereupon a careful search was made through the records of Con- 
necticut and Massachusetts towns, with the following results : 

1st. Simeon Ferris, of Stamford, Conn., had a daughter Azubah Ferris, boru 
Sept. 16, 1793. But the unusual name given her was explained by the fact that she 
had a relative named Azubah, — Azabab Bishop, who in 174G was wife of 
Simeon June. So this union of the names Azubah and Ferris seemed a singular 
coincidence — but nothing more. 

2ud. Abraham Adams of Simsbury, Conn, (whose ancestry is known), had, 
by his wife Elizabeth Humphrey, two children whose birttis are recorded in Sims- 
bury, viz. : 

Azubah, b. Ang. 21, 1733. 
Abraham, b. June 14, 1736. 

The record of no other children appears at Simsbury, but the mother's death 
is noted in May, 1779. 

Simsbury is but a few miles from Redding. The Simsbury Adamses were Epis- 
copalians, and the fir.-t Joseph of Redding belonged to the samechurcli. Moreover, 
the name Elizabeth Adams occurs on the Redding land records, 1766 to 177-2, In 
short the parentage of the Redding Adamses seemed to have been discovered. 
Nelson D. Adams, of Washington, D. C, a very high authority on matters relating 
to Adams genealogy, himself of t!ie Simsbury family, found nothing in his 
uneciualled Ms. collections to throw doubt on the fact. Col. Chester, to whom all 
the circumstances were submitted, wrote : " The question I should unhesitatingly 
answer in the affirmative, — i.e. that the two Azubahs were identical — were it not 
that in genealogy nothing is impossible. Prima facie it is very unlikely that there 
were two Abrahams and Azubahs, brother and sister, at that period, and the 
extraordinary name of the latter renders it the more unlikely, but — there may have 
been ! " 

It seemed evident that if a record of Mrs. Ferris's death, showing her age, could 
be found, it ougiit to show definitely wuetiier Azubah (Adams) Ferris of Zoar, w.aa 
the Azubah Adams born in Simsbury in 1733. But a search upon this point served 

• Benjamin was grandfather of a " General Adams," whose name was frequently in the 
newspapers about 1S79 and 1880. I do not know the Generafs name or who his father 
was. Possibly General Alonzo Whitney Adams is meant. 

92 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

only to brinp: a new complication into the problem ; for the records of Newtoxvn 
revealed no truce of Azuljah Adams or Azubah Ferris, but showed thac a Huldan 
Adams married Zachariah Ferris Apr. 5, 1768, and died Nov. 13, 1833, aged 83 
years ! 

We had ten months to ponder over these facts and continue our search amona the 
records, when suddenly a new v/itness appeared in the person of Philena Aiams 
(bornlSOI),a granddaugiitcr of the first Joseph and a cousin of Capt. Lemuel 
Adams, ^ho, without any iinowledgc of the Simsbury or Newtown reem-ds. and 
before we had even mentioned the name Iluldah to her, declared must posirively'thac 
Mrs. Ferris, sister of Joseph, Abraham and tlie others, was named not Azubah 
but Huldal) ; that she was born " several years after 1740 ;" that her father's 
name was Abraham (who died in the French and Indian war), and that !ier (Mrs. 
Ferris's) mother's name was Elizabeth {" my father always called her ' Betty ' ''), 
— but Elizabeth Williams, not Elizabeth Humphrey ! 

This seemed to agree fairly well with the Newtown record, overthrow the theory 
of Simsbury origin and render vain any further search for an Azubah Adams. 

But sturdy old Capt. Lemuel Adams, erect under his four score years and five, 
still stands 

— " like Teneriffe unmoved," 

and declares, " I knew her, I visited her ; her name was Zuba and she was never 
called anything else ! " 

If he is mistaken, where did -he get his idea? And who icere Mrs. Ferris 's 
ancestors ? 

Walla Walla, W. T. Willi.ui II. Uptov. 

Good Wives.— The MS3. Court Records at Exeter (N. H.), of the County of 
Dover and Portsmouth, show that the term '■'■ goodwife " may occasionally be a iiiis* 
comer. At the Dover Court, 26: 6iuo. 1610, "Ordered that goodwite Chatterton 
shall goe to her husband or be sent before the 20l:h of nest moneth vSb yf she will not 
goe to make a warrant to send her by the Marshall." 

This calls to mind the familiar story of the English criminal justice, who wa? 
given to the use of the phra.-^e, " My g'Xid man," or " My good woman," and 
who had been heard to say gravely, '" My good woman, this is the second time you 
have stood here convicted of petty larceny." 

3. Brno. 1648. " It is ordered by the Court tliat Elizabeth the wife of Nicholas 
Roe is to be opcnlie whipped fur sundrye mi.'^demeanours for which she standeth .... 
& otherwise testified against her." The clerk adds : " She was whipped according 
to the said order." 

At the Duver Court 5. 5mo. 43. " Mr Thomas Waneston for striking his wife 
w"* a stoole Admonished not to doe soe any more." Mr. Thomas W. being an as- 
sistant, got of}' easily. He could not have made things lively at home much longer, 
for he was shot dead within about a year after this mon tion : and his v."idow raust 
have missed him. Frank W. Hackett. 

Washin(jlon., D. C 

^ Heirs of Antipas Botes. — The following adverti.sement appears in the Boston 
News-Letter, August 3, 1719, and contains some facts of genealogical interest. 

S. A. G. 

Seeing, it is supposed, (hat Capt. Nathaniel Hill of Oyster River Parish, in Dover, 
is the nearest Surcicinr/ Heir aj'parent vnto Mrs. Antipas Boyes. Deceased, fornierhj 
a Merchant in Boston. The Wife of the said .U/-. Boyes (whose Maiden .\ame be- 
ing Hannah Hill) was the Sister of ike said Capt. HHl by Blood on their Father side, 
viz. Mr. Valentine Hill Df-ceased; by which said Wfc the said Mr. Boyes had only 
one Son, Named Antipas Boyes, ivtio during his Life remained a Single Man. and 
so Deceased without issue about 13 Years ago in Barbadoes. This ts therefore to 
Notifie aJA Persons that if there ^>e licing any nearer B'jir to the said Mr. Antipas 
Boyes's Estate, who can be legally proced so : Such a Person is de.nred to give in or 
.'hew the Proof thereof unto me. John Campbell in Boston, with all possible speed. 
Otherwise the said Capt. Hill {if (Jod permit) will Administer upon and maKe his 
Claim unlo the Estate of said Mr, Antipas Boyes, loithout fiuther Delay. 


Notes and Queries. 


An E\klt Flag of New Englynd.— Sorac'what over forty j'eara ajo, when the 

■wvitf^r uf this note \\as first sent out isy her Biitimuic Majesty's government to do 

duty in South Africa, he became po&>essed, 

shortly after his arrival at Cape-town, of an 

fii^raved sheet of one liundred and I'orty 

oi"tho.~e Sags of the worhi, which were 

flown about the clo«e of the seventeenth 

century. This collection of ensiaus (all col- 

oreil by hand) bears three Titles, one in 

French, one in Dutch, and one in Enalish, 

the latter running, rather wildly, thus : 

" A NEW TABLE of all the fcJllIPS Col- 

lorB or Eneigns in the WhoU WATER 


Among the variety of a dozen and a half 
of flags attributed to England, may be men- 
tioned the ' Gread ' Standard ; the Flag of 
the ' Peopel * of ' Eiigeland * ; the ' Old 
King's" Flag ; the ' Eng: Protestants ' Flag ; 
Scutch, Irish and Guineaman's Colors ; but 

the chief interest of the Society will centre 
upon No. IS, which represents the Flag of 
JScw Enr;land (Vlagvpn Niew (^Neu) Euge- 
land). The lly of this Ensign is colored 
blue ; in the dexter chief angle is the ban- 
ner of St. George, viz. a canton argent charged with a cross gules, and bearing in 
tljG first quarter a skeleton globe, of which no tincture isgi^eu.* Accompanying 
this brief mem: will be found a pen and ink sketch of these early Colonial Colors, 
which may serve for comparison with any other old descriptions or drawings of 
their ancient Flag, to which New England archieologists may have access. 

In fixing the period as being between 1G95-1701, sufEcient support is found by 
the fl\ct that one engraving represents the ' Neu " Standard of " Willem den 111," 
and that another, as before noted, is called the ' old King's Flag.' The sheet un- 
der notice was issued at Amsterdam, and published, with privileges, by Joannes 
Coven and Cornells Mortier. Wii. Taskes Nugent, 

Wimbledon, London, Erig. 

Ridiculous Records. — Where the genealogist fails to obtain valuable informa- 
tion, he may find unwelcome amusement. 1 lately copied the following entries 
from the public records at Lebanon Springs, N. Y.: 

" ISOO .June or Julv Mr Somebody To Miss Somebody. Whe-j we exchanged," 

" \m) March Joseph Bu!) To " 

" 1810 June '2G i believe I married 2 conpie." 

" 1810 July 5 a couple at the house North of Reuben Kings." 

" 1810 A couple of Blacks at Deacon Doubledays from Lenox." 

" 1811 John To Abby Bates The Man N i' The Woman belongs at 

Richmond Mass." 
" 1812 June 20 Doct. Johnson=Son ti E>q. Darlings Daughter " 
[No date.] " Married couple at Doubledays." 

There are hundreds, I "oelieve, thousands, of modern records of births at New 
Haven, Ct., in which the name of the child does not appear. To illustrate : On 
page 23 of one of my note-hooks, I find account of 25 births of Munsons between 
1864 and 1876 ; 20 are without the given names. On the nest half page 12 births are 
noted, of which 9 are without given On preceding pages ajjpear 47 births 
occurring between 1850 and 1861, of which 37 are without given naiues. How ex- 
a.speratiug are such defectd ! If the birth of a child is returned to the registrar 
before it is nam.ed, should not sombebody be required to enter the name after it is 
given? Myron A. Monsox. 

* See History of the Fla?; of the United States, by Rear Adm. George Eenry Preble, 
U.S.N. Bo-ton, 1S81; p. 1S9, 

VOL. XLI. 9 

^^ IVoles and Queries. ' [Jan. 

^MASSAcnrsiTTS " Societv for PnoPACATtNc the fJo5P£L.-B:-j>ton [December 311 
l/&[sj Keoeiv^d jcr thy Ikiiius ol Ar. [iumuei Cni-ti,<s) theS^im of [une pound f.-ur 
shillmic^ and 8d LiwliiU money] heirn,' so UMoli c.-ileotoU by the Keverenl .Mr 
[Jo;;ii -MfUon sj P,iiiih im [llunover] ;u.d o;iv(.ii tj tlie Sooietv for pnu/u-atin r tlie 
Uu:?pel auiL.1.1- tiie liiuiaus Uiid othuns, lowarud cbfabli«hir,i'"a Fund lor'thut I'ur- 
pose. ° 

[~1- '^' ^J [P' Jon« Mason] Treasurer 

Tlie above receipt va^ found amon;: the /p.raily pn.per'i of Lemuel Turtis of 
Hanover, Ma??., now beloo-in^ to Mrs. Francrs A. Lav.ker. of .Melrose. "'Jlr 
Curti- was one ot the Scleefui'.n durin;,^ the Kcv.,lu:i(>n, l7T3->^, and a captain of 
the militia. Kev. Mcllen was the third paster of the fir^t cliurch in Ilanovpr 
.settled Feb. 11, ITSl, contiiaung until ISOo. Concerning this " Sociptv for the 
J'ropaKatin^ the Gospel among the Indians and Others id Nurth America " it is 
stated in an editorial note in the F.egistek, vol. xsxis. pp. 162-3; BicuorousT 
vol. iii. p. 93, that it was incor[)orated by the State of Mas.-achusett? Nov, 19* 
17S7, and that it is still in exi'^tence. !?everal iii<tories of the sa-.-iety and it-^ 
missionaries have been published— one in Hy-!, bv Ivev. Dr. Peter 'i'iiatcher • one 
in loOi, by Rev. Dr. John [/-.tiirop ; and one in I'SU, by Rev. Dr. Abiel Holmes 
'i'he parts of the receipt within brackets arc in writini'. The re<t is a p-inted 

H"J-; ,, E. IL Goss. 

Melrose, Mass. 

Uawlet.— In the e-saminr.tion of old records of Northampton Poraeroys,! found 
-the foUowin.a recoid signed "J. Hawley," which perhaps would be worthy of a 
place in the Register : 

J. llawley wns the Hm. J ,s.jph Hawley, so well kr.own in Northarupt^n History. 
In the will of the 11. >n. Joseph Hawley he pives the sword and sword belt 
which was his bnjther Elislia's, to his very dear friend and neighbor, Samuel 
Clarke of Northampton. 

1755, Sept. 24. Died, Capt. Elisha Hawley of Northampton, of a grievous 
wound, which he received in the bh-ody battle fouirht on the 'bth Sept. near Lake 
Georse. He died in the camp near the hik'.- and there he lies interred. 

0! my Brother. Thou wa-^t :,!ain in thy High Places. I am distressed for 
thee, My Brother. ^ ery pleasiat hast thou been to me. 

The sweetest Form there worms consume ; 
His Brother's Breast a livinL'Tomb. 
The dearest Ima5;e safe contain, 
Till the same Features rise again. — Uuhbard. 
1755, Sept. 8. Died, Lt. Daniel Pomer.iy. Slain on the spot in the aforesaid 
Battle. A very worthy man and Lt. of said Hawley "s Company. 
L( vely and pleasant they were in their live; and in their death they wee scarcely 

di^'-cJ- .. W.K. Wright. 

j\ortnampton, Mass. 

Anabaptists and Quakers — CCommunicated by William M. Sargent, A.!M., of 
Portland, Me.).— 30 Aug. 1730. David Aldrich returns upon oath the names of 
the following Anat)aptists : Darid Aldrich, William Sprasue. both of Mendon ■ 
Joseph Scott, Siivanus Scott. David Cook, of t5ellingham~; Thomas Man, .Jun'! 
Daniel Cook, of Wrentham; Josiah Thayer, of Uxbridge.— Su/ro^A: Court Gcn'^ral 
Sessions, 2S) I. 

Samuel Thayer return^ upon oath the following Quakers |'30 Auer. 1730] ; 

Abel Aldrich, Setii Aidricii. Benjamin Taft. Peter Aldrich, John Aldrich, Ben- 
jamin Thomson, Seth Aldricii, Jun% Abel Aldrich, Jun'', Samuel Taft, all of Ux- 
bridge ; Nathaniel Gib-on, Jacob Dartlett. Nathaniel Gibson, Jan", all of Bellinj- 
ham; IMoses Aldrich, Ber.ja:i;in I'.jyce, Samuel Thayer, John Cass, Benjamm 
Thayer, Stephen Swet, Eiiphalet VV'artield, Ebenezcr Cook, all of Mendoo — 
Id. i:92. 

An Eart.y New England ENfiRAVEP..— Last Friday [June 17] died here Mr. 
ithanael Morse, au iti.^eaious p]ngraver, whose Corpse was decently inter'd last 
Td's Day Evening.— i"rc'//i " The Boston GczeUc,ur WteUj Journal." June 21, 




18<87.] N'otes and Queries. 95 

\7nv Mkn '.vno could write, made their Mark instead of signing tdeir Names.— 
Thiit our New Knshind ancestors did so more or les.s frequently is well known. 
Physical inahility. blindness, paralysis and tlio lii<e doubtless aocouuc for this 
in siiiue in'^tances. hut not I tiiink by any means in all cases. 

The mark ordinarily made was the sia:n of the cross, a sii^n not much in favor 
■with the Puritans, and retained only by habit from former times. _ Its use by the 
iijnorant at present is plainly a survival from the time when the si<;;n was signifi- 
cant of the writer's faith as a Christian. Now it seems to me not unlikely that 
the old custom of 5;^ini/!// wills ai»d other important i)apers with tlio .</,7/t of ^'ifl 
cross, by those who could, as well as those who could not. write, Furvivcd particu- 
larly amont^ the plainer and more old-fa.shioned sort of En^disliuien, long after its 
siirnlficarice haif l3een lbr2;otten. 

'Thus it may be that we can account for cases that have puzzled or shocked the 
genealo2;ical investigator. 

A brief account of the ancient custom in this matter is given by the Ecv. S. K. 

i Jlaitland in his " Dark Ages,'" pp. 13-15. Dr. xMaitland says: " Mabilion has 

j given a.nd discussed four reasons why charters were frequenlv si2;ned by prosy." 

' (1) Ignorance of letters. (-2) Piiysical inability. "(3) An allectation of aienity, 

i through which many high omcial persons chose that their names slioold be 

I written by the notary." (4) "A cust.mi growing out of this, and extemling so 

! far as that bv tlie eleventh century it had become almost universal. In imitation uf 

I their superiors, almost all per.^or.s— all at least who could pretend to any kind of 

I distinction or title — preferred having their names \\ritten by the m.'t.iry (who 

{ could say of thgm what it might have seemed ostentatious^ to say of theruselvts), 

and then adding; or sometimes omitting to add, their mark — that is. the sign of 

I the oror-s made with their own hands." " The sign of thecross was, in fact, 'tk^. 

confirmation and signature,' and tha subscriber, in thus making the sign of his holy 

religion, was considered as taking an oath. He was in fact said manu jurare ; and 

j for greater solemnity the cross was sometimes made with the consecrated wine. 

I The subscriber's a^iaing his name was no essential part of the confirmation, _ hut 

I simply a declaration and notificati.m that the person whose name was ifiere written 

was lie who hail thus bound himself by his sijualnre. If he was unable, or if he did 

not choose, to do the wrUiny for him-elf, it was done for him by the notary." 

j Dr. iMaitland gives examples of this, e.g. from the will of Ilagano canon of 

St. Martins of Tours TSIQ) : " Ilagano diaconus cessionen a me factuua sub si^num 

sanctae crucis confirmayi." The subscription ot the Abbot of the same monastery 

(S97) : " Robertus Comes et inclytae congregationis S. Martini Aboas per hoe sig- 

num Sanctae Crucis subtertirmare studuit." A subscriptiim of King F.dirar (Ot-'H; : 

'"Ego Edgar, hoc " * * * '' manu propria signum Iwyiae crucis iinpriniiJis con- 


St. DuDstan Abt of Canterbury's subscrjptioa ; " Ego, Dunstan" * * ♦ " crucis 
signacuh corroboravi.^' 

King Edmund : " Ego Eadmund ciytos legitimus praefati Ulius, crucis s:rjnac- 
ulum, infantuli ilorens aetata propria inditi manu.''^ King Edward: "Ego, 
I Edward" * * * "crucis sic/no consoliclavi.'' Bp. Athelwold of Winchester: 
! " Cruris sifj-aaculohencdixi.''^ 

I add the subscriptions to a charter of King .Ethelred to the Abbey of Medes- 
hamstede. The king's naiae does not appear any where near his signature : 
j " These lands I give to St. Peter as freely as I myselt possessed tiiem, and so that 
! none of my successors take anything therefrom. If any one do it may he have the 
j curse of the Pope of liome, and the curse of all bishops, and of tho-e wlio are hero 
I witnesses; and tliis I confirm with tfie sign of Christ. -f 1 Theodore Archbisliop of 
" Canterbury, am witness of this v^'rit of Medesham>tede, and I confirm it with my 
I writing and I excommunicate all who shall violate anything thereof, and I bless 
i all who shall iiold it.+ I ^^ilt■rith Archbishop of York, am wiroess to tiiis 
I writinL' and I assent to the same curse. -f- I Sixulf, who was first Abbot, and now 
ara bishop, iiive them my curse, and that of all my successoi.s who sh.all violate 
this. I O^thryth, queen of -Echelbred grant it ;'" etc. etc. 

The custom of our ancestors in 2>!'ew England in respect of their signatures 
seems to me v.-i.ll worthy of more extensive and carefc.l examination. 


Cambridge, Mass. 

96 JV^otes and Queries, [Jan. 

WENTWORTii.—The Ulica (N. Y.) Herald, Septoiaber, 1888, states that Elisha 
Wontworth, of South Sh-iftsbury, Yt. ; Diivic) Wentworth, of Alton, II!.. and 
Daniol \V(;nt\r<)rtli, of Hartford, Ct., wore then visilin,:^ their brother, Sylvuius 
\\'cr,t\v-rth, in Lowville. The oldest of the four i^^^ a_^ed 81, but is a.^ spiy as the 
average man at 50. It has beeu forty-seven years since the brother.-^ were toiiether, 
and forty j'ears have pas.^ed since any of them have seen David, the younge&t 

brother, vthom they supposed to be dead. 
These s^jnr^ Tveve de!-~ccnd'ints of Klder 

x..wo^. .-,..1,^ ..L-ic u..-.-.;.:..uiu..-, v.i t...a,;i Williaiu WcH t worth , the emigrant settler, 
in the line of John,* Daniel,'* Ebenezcr.' Paul," William.' 

Chicayo, IIL John We.xtwortq. 


Genealogical Queries. — It is possible that a search through our forty volumes 
would answer some of these queries. If so, it will boa great kindne.s? if some 
reader, who has eon.sulted the Indices more faithfully than I have, will refer me to 
the solutions in the Registes or elsewhere. • 

BouTWELL. "Wiio was Abigail — wife of Deacon Thomas TsoutwoU (Eaton's 
History oi Heading, p. 48) , and v/hat are the dates of her birth and marriage'.' 
That of her death in fixed at SO Dee. 1753, by the MS. diary of her grandson, 
Edward Brojks, among the papers of the late William U. Brooks. 

Brq-wn. Few names are mentioned in more town and family histories than that 
of Abigail, dau . ofRev. John Brown of Haverhill, and Joanna Cotton, and wife of Rev. 
Edward Brooks aforesaid. Yet the record of her birth does not appear with th.'-se 
of her father's other children. When was it? it cannot have been far from 1731. 

Quincy, Mass. William Everett. 

King Marriages.— I am preparing for publication a pedigree of someofjhe 
descendants of William and Dorothy Kinge, who settled in Salem, Mass., in 1635-6. 
I shall be greatly obliged for any iniormation reUiting to_ the parentage and 
ancestry of the following naaied persons wlio married Kings : 

1. Elizabeth Mar.-h, who married Capt. Samuel King, of Salem, 15 Dec. 1696. • 

2. Elizabeth Barton, his second wile. 

3. Hannah Cooke, who married Capt. William King of Sutton, Mass., in 1695. 

4. Rebecca Littlelield, his .second wife. 

5. Mary Hag^ar, of Newport, R. I., who married there, in 1742, Benjamin 

King of Newport, formerly of Salem. 
■ 6. Elizabeth Gale, who married John King of Salem, bap. 9 May, 1714. 

7. Sarah Ward, who married at Newport Samuel King of that place, Nov. 1795. 

8. Marv , who married Maior Samuel King at Salem; he was bap. 6 

April. 1735. 

9. Lydia Neal, who married Gcdney King of Salem, b. 27 Oct. 1740. 

10. Rebeee-a Cleaves, who married Daniel Kingol Danvers, 24 Aug. 1794. 

11. Lydia Mnore, who married Capt. James King of Salem, b. 24 March, 1782. 

12. Ruth M^irbie, who married Rev. Samuel King of Sutton, b. 22 July, 1780. 

13. Sarah Pillsburv, who married Dr. Samuel Dwight King of Lunenberg. 

Mass., b. 1 May, 1797. Rufl'S 

222 North Broadway, Yonkcrs, New York. 

V7arren. — Can some one give me inftirraation about the ancestors of Levi 
Warren, who, with hi.s father, Samuel Warren, removed from Massachusetts, 
probably from one of the t.)wn.s of Grafton, Princetou, or Westborouirh. not long 
after the Revolutionary War, to Nelson. N. H., where he married Molly Abbott. 
He afterward.-, removed to Alstead, N. II., where he died in lh27. He ownfd a 
large tract of land there on the borders of a large pond, which is still called 
"Warren's Pond." Samuel Warren, his lather, married a Bowen. 

R. S. Warren, M.D. 

P. O. Box 1772, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Young.— Can any one tell me who were the parents of Gideon Young, born 
Boston, Mass., Sept. 14, 1735? Answer through the Register. H. Young. 

13S7.] I^otes and Queries. ' 97 

Early Settlers of Weu.s. Ms.— Gun any'of the readers of tlie Register irivc me 
inturiijiition relating to tlie Mlowing curly inhal>ic;inL< i>f U'clld and Iver.ntbank ? 

1. Who was X.itliaaicl Clark? He had a yrant ol' land in IGSl, and married 

Patience, d.ui. of .J,tlin Wells. 

2. Thomas Cou.sins, who had a yrant oi' land fruin the town in lGSl,and v.a3 

deceased about 1714? 

3. Joseph Day, who had wife Patience, and settled in "Wells prior to I'OO?^ 

4. Cakb KiniJia!i. came to Well-iab'iut 1701, w'ncn he married Susanna Cu>ye3 ? 

Was perhaps a descendant ut llic'iaid Kimball of Ip-iwich, lo:>3. 

5. Mix-es Stevens, had wile Elizabeth, and came to Weils about 170 > ? 

t). William Taylor, purchased land oa Kennebuuk river in UWl? Had sons 

"VVilliam and Joseph. 
7. John Waketield. wiio la'.rried Elizabeth, dau. of Edmund Littkfield?^ lie sold 

his house and land in Wells in 10.33, and is said to htive removed to Scarboro" . 

He may have been the John W. who died in Biddefurd in lf)71. 

All these eariy settlers left numerous descendants in "Wells and Kennehunk, and 
ly data or otlier informati m respecting them wdl be duly appreciated, .\dilress : 
P. O. LV^-; 20, Kinntbuhk, Me. Wu. S THOiiPsoN. 


Gexe.\i.ogic.\l Queries : 

Eas/ee.— Who was LyJia Eastee (so .spelled in Mcdfield records), w!u) April IS, 
1721, married Daniel Wi2;ht of Mcdlicki? 

Curlifcr. — ^\'ho was the widow Curtifer, Uurteford or Crediford. who in the 
first decade of this century married Timothy Wight of .Monmou'J). Me. ? 

Jackson. — Vshii was .Mary Jackson of Boston, who April 20, 1721, mn-ried John 
Potwin, a goldsmith of that city ? 

Pudiin. — "Who were the parents of the just mentioned John Potivin, who i.s said 
to have been born in B_.stm in 169S ? 

Persona! answers to tliese four queries would greatly oblige William Ward 
"Wisiiti Mdwaukee, \\"is. WiLLi.iM Ward Wight. 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

ILvRES.— Si.lomon Hakes of Westerly, R. 1., made freeman in 1709, and allotted 
100 acres of land, settled in Stouington, L'onn., 1710. Can any one give any 
account of this person, whence he eniigrated to New England and when? Does 
any known list of emigrants contain his name? Horace Edwin Haydev. 

wakes- Bar re. Pa. 

James Bloss was born in Killingly, Ct., Nov. 3, 1702. He had three wives. I 

wish to obtain the dates of his marriages an<l whom he married. He lived after 

his marriage in the adjoining town of Gluucester, R. I. Jajxes 0. Bloss. 

123 Peail Sired, New York. 

Stoddards of toe United States and Great Britain.— The New England 
Historic Genealogical .'r^ociety has been asked by a gentleman living in Scotland, 
about his ancestor in tiiis country, Jolin Stoddard. And remembering the kindness 
already extended in tb.e mutlier'counrry, to the society as well as to its individual 
members, 1 would call upon the friends of the society as wcii as uieiuborB, ior 

The statement received is as follows : 

John StoildardmusC have left here for England sometime before 17.5S. His wife 
Mary was a native ot Guernsev or Jersey. Their children were Esther, born Dec. 
8, 17:hS ; John, born May 11. "l760 ; James, born May 3, 1703 ; "William was boni 
Oct. 21, 1770, at Hurst Castle, iu Hampshire, England, where his fatlier then 

In looking over the archives of the society, it is found that there vvere two of 
tne Ci.ristiiTn name of John, who from the date of their birth and the luck of 
bio;^ infjrmation, mav have sone to England. 

Ist. John Stoddard, born March 2, 1710, son of the Rev. Anthony Stoddard, 
who was Settled at Wooa!)ury, Conn., where he continued for sisty years, and 
died Sept. 0, 17t.'0. 

VOL. XLI. 9* 

98 Notes and Queries. ' [Jan. 


Ilis other children were : 

Solomon, born Oct. 12, 1703; died Mny 23, 1727. 

Eliakin, horn April 3, 1705; died, 1750. 

Elisha, born Nuv. 21, 170fi ; died, 17G6. 

lerael, boin Au^r. 7. 1708 ; died May 30, 1727. 

Gideon, born May 27, 1714. 

Abijab, born Fob. £8, 1718. 
There is an instance in tlds sa.iie family of Major Amos Stoddard i^oing to Enirlan 1 
about 1791 and 1792, fur some entailed property : he was great-ijrandson of the 
Rev. Anthony Stoddard, and it is stated that his En^^lish ancestors were Puritans 
and traced back to 1 190, at which time one of them lived in the hamlet of Notting- 
ham in Kent, where he owmd SCO to 400 acres of land ; one of the descendants of 
the latter, Anthony Stoddard, emi;j:rated to Boston. 

2d. John Stoddard, born at '\\'ethersiield, Conn., Feb. 10, 1735-fi, and v,-us living 
in 1747, a eon of David and Keziah Stoddard, whose other sons were : 

David, horn at Wcthersfield Sept. 2S, 1720, and died unmarried. 

Keziah, born July 17, 1723. 

Samuel, born April 7, 1726. 

Stephen, born March 3, 1732-3. 
Now it is possible that the wills of Rev. Anthony, David, or the wills of their 
Fons- may throw tioiiie light on John Stoddard vrho was in England before 1758. 
These, if not in possession of the families, are probably to be found in the towns in 
v^-hich'tliey died. So we hope that the registrars, town clerks and descendants of 
these famflies of Stoddard, will kindly give vrhat information they can command. 
and thus voluntarily contribute to obligations of gratitude already extended to 
Americans, by the Historical societies of Great Britain, as well as from individuals 
in that country. a. w. d. f. 

GRiHiTES OR Gr-aham.— In the Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecti- 
cut vol. i. page 274, there is this statement: 

"'Henry Grlhmes, or Graham, 1G61, Wethersfield lane; chimney viewer, 1661; 
freeman, 1669 ; d. 1684 ; inV £745 ; his widow, Mary, d- 1685 ; had 8 ch." 

Is anything more known of this Henry Grihmes or Graham ? Have not 
some of the descendants of his eight cliildren farther information concerning him? 
Hisdau"-hter Sarah married John Marvin of Lyme, grandson of the lirst Kemold 
Marvin "of Hartford. What became of the other children? Mrs. Edward h- 
Salisbury, New Haven, Conn., would like to receive from their descendants any 
facts in their possccsion in regard to the first settler. 


TiMOinT Dexter's alleged Speculation i\ Continental Monet.— I have been 
askpd several times for my authority for the statement in the article on Timothy 
Dexter, in the October number of the Register, that Dezter gained wealth by 
speculating in continental money, in imitation of John Hancock and Thomas 
RusseL h was taken, with no investigation and no thought, from the Life of 
Timothy Dexter by Samuel L. Knapp. My main object was to show how improbable 
are the stories about Dexter 's speculations in warming-pans etc. etc., that gave 
him his peculiar notoriety, and that have hofu accepted v.ithout a question, and 
I D-ave but little attention to other points in his history. His biographer, Knapp, 
1783-1838, was a native of Newburyport, practised law there, knew Dexter, and 
wrote his 'life not long after his decease. Born before the adoption of the Con- 
stitution, the whole history of continental money and the other depreciated 
securities of the United States and the Commonwealth of .MaasacLusetts must have 
been familiar to Knapp and the whole community, just as ail now know the history 
of cur 'Greenbacks and covernment bonds during the late war. The following 
extract is from the Life of Dexter, now a very rare book :— 

" Th'^ old continental money was depreciated to alm^ist nothing, and the securi- 
ties i'^'^ued by the state of Massachusetts, which had for awhile kept public con- 
fidence in that quarter alive, had now sunk to about two shilling? and sixpence on 
the ^ouca. The patriotic holders were greatly distressed: many of them, 
possessin"- nothing for seven years' services but this trash, were forced to part with 

1887.] . ' JSfotes ami Queries. 99 

it for anything they could get. Two benevolent gentlemen in Boston, John 
Ilarcock, governor of the commonwealth at t!iat t'oie, who had formerly been 
president of t'le continental eon^jress, and Thomas Russei, the em-'ncnt 
lucTchant then in America, to keep up thu public confidence and to obli^'c a friend 
AYoiild make of these .securities until ti^e amount was considerable. This 
had the desired eli'ect in some measure, and a few other purchasers were found, 
but hard money was so scarce that not much was done in this brokerage. Dexter, 
findin.'j his i^rcut nt'i.'hbors. Hancock and llassel, doing something in stocks, took 
all his own cash witb what his v,"ife had, and iu imitation purchased likewise. He 
probalily made better bargains than the magnates did. He bouglit in smaller 
quantities, and had better opportunities to make his purchases than they had. 
Ho felt that he could live on his industry, and ventured ail on the chance of these 
eecurities ever being paid. When iiamilton's funding bill went into operation, he 
was at once a wealthy man, etc." 

Whatever may have been the fact, there can be no doubt from the above extract, 
that, in the opinion of their cont:;mporarics, Dexter, Hancock, and Rusael made 
money out of the depreciated eccuricies of the government and state. In the case 
of Hancock and Kussel, it is attributed to their patriotism, just as patriots during 
the late war purciiased our bonds at a large discount. H Knapp was wrong in any 
of his statements, it is only additional proof, tliat what often passes for history is 
largely the creation of historians, and must be received with caution. 

WiLLiAii C. Todd. 

Ncwburyport, Mass., Dec. 13, 1886. 

Historical Inteixigexck. 
Leland Stanford Junior Uxitlrsitt. — The Resources of California, a San Fran- 
cisco monthly publication, for September, 1S3G, contains an account of the munifi- 
cent endowment of the Leland Stanford Junior University, at Palo Alto, by Hon. 
Leland Stanford, fj. S. senator, with views of the residence of Senator Stanford. 
and of sections of the extensive Palo Alto farm given to found the University. It 
contains also portraits and memoirs of Mr. Stanford and the gentlemen named by 
hicr as trustees of the University, namely, Hon. Lorenzo Sawyer, .Tudge of the 
U.S. Circuit Court. Hon. Horace Davis, late member of Congress, Hjn. Stephen 
J. Field, Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, Timothy Hopkins and twenty otherd. 

Tde Life and Public Services of the late Brig. Gen. JohnWolcott Phelps. — 
This is the title of a carefully prepared and interesting paper read at Boston. Dec. 
1, 1SS6, before the New England Historic Genealogical Society, by Cecil H. C. 
Howard. Jlr. Howard h:rs had many requests for printed copies of his paper, and 
wishes us to announce that if a sufficient number are subscril 3d for at 25 cents a 
copy it will bo printtd. Address C. li. C. Howard, Astor Librr^ry, New York, N. Y. 

Register of Perlethorpe, Notts, 1528-1813.— George AV. Marshall, LL.D., 
F.S.A., has in press tiie register of Ferlethorpe, one of the three oldest parish 
registers in England, the others being those of Carourton, in the same county, and 
Elsworth, CO. CambriJu-e. It begin -t ten years earlier than thf? order of Thomas 
Cromwell, afterwards ivarl of E-sex, as Vicar General in 1538 foT the keeping of 
parish registers, and, independently of its genealogical and topographical value, 
is thereforeof more tiiun ordinary interest to anti'iuaries. The original register has 
been faithfully copied and will be printed in email folio, page for page, line tor line, 
and letter for letter, winch will render the book a reliable and trustworthy copy. Dr. 
MarshpJlhas esaminei the wills andarlrainistrations of persons wlio lived in the parish 
and has added them a', fjot-notes to the burials of those to whom they relate. The 
book will be ready for delivery early in th is yt-ar. A very limited edition will be printed 
for subscribers, price one guinea. Should any balance remain after defra3'ing the 
cost of printing it will be given to some pious or charitable work in the parish. 
Address, Dr. iNlarshail, Carlton IlLill. Worksop, Notts. Register of Wells and Eennebcnk, Me. — For more than a year 
Mr. \^iil S. Thumpoon, of Kennebunk, Me., has been collecting material fur a work 

100 JSt'otes and Queries. [Jan. 

■with this title. Tlic work will contain full genealoi^ics of the early fa-tiiilies brousht 
down nearly- to the prescnc day, tracin<:wlii,'n pos-^iMle back to the emigrant aneustor. 
It will also include lists ofeordicrs and town officers. Map? showiiii,'_tlie location of 
roadb, estates, garrisons, churches and early wills will be given. Persons 
having documents, family records or (jtlicr information relating to these towns, are 
requested to communicate with Mr. Thompson. 

Portrait of the Earl or Chatham. ~R. A. Crock, Esq., secretary of the Vir- 
ginia lli-^torical Society, has contributed to tlic Iliehmond Oispatch, Sept. 2fi, I'^'^S, 
a full and interesting history of the striking ht-roic-sized portrait in oil. displayed 
on tlie wall of the House of Delegates in the Capitol of tiic State of Virginia, of 
the celebrated orator and state-man, William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, the elinmpioa 
of the constitutional riglits of the British colonies in America. It was painted in 
1768 by Charles Wilson Peale, fittheroE Kembrandt Peale, for Edraoiid JcuniiiL'.^.and 
presented by him to sorac admirer.s of Chatiiam in ^^estmoreland county ,_Va. Ic_ 
arrived in Virginia in 17G9, and was set up at '"Stratford Mall," then the residence of 
Rlcliard ileniy Lee, where it remained many years, until on the erection of the new 
court house about lS-2.5, it was lodged in that building. Here It remained till 
December, 1847, when by resolution of the County Court the portrait was trans- 
ferred to the state of \"irginia. 

Hoadly's Jcdges and Officers of the Superior Cocrt of Coxnecticct.— In 
1885, the Legislature of Connecticut directed the state librarian "to prepare a list of 
Judges of the Superior Court, of the Clerks of the said court, of the State 
Attorneys and of the Sherifis, with the date< of their respective appointments and 
terms of service from the organization of said court, for publication in the 
volume of Connecticut Reports issued next after said list shall be prepared.'' 
Charles J. Hoadly, A.M., the state librarian, has prepared, in his usual thorough 
and accurate raanner, sucli a list; and it has been printed as au appendix to the 
fifty-third volume of Connecticut Reports. We regret to say that it has not beeri 
published in a separate form. Xa no lists of Clerks, State Attorneys and Sheriffs 
have ever been published, and as other inf >rmation in this appendix can he found 
no where else, we take pleasure in drawing attention to this compilation. It 
supplies a want, and must have cost .Mr. lluadly a great deal of time and labor. It 
will be of great service to the public. 

Registers of Wandsworth, Scrret, 16n3 to 17S7.— It is proposed to publish, 
should a sufficient number of subscril)crs be obtained, The Parish Registers of 
Wandsworth io the County of Surrey from the commencement in 1603 to 1787. 
The proximity of Wandsworth to Loudon, and the f\ict that the Registers contain 
numeroas entries relative to the Huguenots, botii French and Dutch, who settled 
here, eive them more than a local interest. It is iu the register of this parish that 
the marriage of John Harvard's mother, Mrs. Katherine Ellettson, to Richard Year- 
wood is recorded (See Register, vol. xl. p. 371). The Registers will be edited for 
the vicar of the [)arish, tlie Rev. Willi;im Reed, M.A., by Mr. J.-hn T. Squire and 
will be issued t. subscribers in four parts— I, Marriages ; 2, Baptisms ; 3, Burials ; 
4, Index and Title page. etc. They will be unifonu in size with the Harleian Soci- 
ety's Registers. Price, 5s. each part, or in one volume bound in cloth 21 shillings, 
not including postage. Subscriptions received by Mr. J. T. Squire, 33 Birdhurst 
Road, Wandsworth, Surrey, England. 

White. — In an old pedigree which Ins been mislaid, William White or Whyte, 
of Newport, R. I., born c/r. liijO. appears as a descendant of a Bishop \Vhite. 
Was he the son of Thos. White, Bp. of Peterborough, or Francis White, Bp. of 

Ely ? Wm. White had two daughters, one of whom m. Byles, of Newport, 

Gent., and one \\'ra. Ball, of Philadelphia, Esq. Was lie of the family of Wm. 
White of the Mayflower? Horace Edwuv Uayden. 

Wiififs Barre, Fa. 

The Candlek MANuscRii-Ts.— Josep'i James Muskett, Esq., 5 Park Crescent, 
Stoke Newington, London, England, has nearly ready for the press and will pab- 

1S87.] Notes and Queries. 101 

lish if enough copies are subscribed for to defray the cost, the "well-known 
genealogical manuscripts of iMatthias Candler, Ticar of Coddenham (b. 1601, 
(1. 1003). The value of these manuscripts in tracif.i; the ancestry of our New Ens;- 
land families is appreciated by many gencalo„nsts in this country. An account of 
them is printed in tlie East An^lm/i, Ipswich, England, Sept. ISSO. A part of 
these volumes are in the Bjdleian Library and a part in the Brlclsh ^Museum. Most 
of the pedigrees in them are obscurely arr.mged and hard to decypher. Mr. 
^MuskcU has been eagaged for seven years in collecting materials for the genealogi- 
cal history of the county of Suifolk, and has spent mucii in copying these manuscripts 
and in annotating them. Ue has read through the Suilolk wills at London, Bury, 
Ipswich and Norwich, and possesses the means of verifying or correcting the great 
majority of Candler's genealogical statements. The work will b-e thoroughly 
annotated and indexed. It will be well and clearly printed in small i^uarto, and 
will bo furnished to subscribers at one guinea. Subscriptions sliould be sent at once 
to the above address. No unpublished manuscripts have so great a value as these 
to the genealogists of this country. 

Acstin's Genealogical Dictionarf of Rhode Island. — This important work, of 
which a prospectus will be found at the end of the Register for April, ISS5, is aa- 
nonnced as nearly printed, only 40 families remaining to be set in type out of 4G6 in 
all. The work of indexing has kept pace with the printing. It is expected that 
the book will be ready for delivery about the first of April nezt. 

W. P. W. PniLLiMORE, M. A., B.C.L., 121 Chancery Lane, London, England, who 
has contributed several articles to the Recistek, proposes to make a search at an 
early date in the indexes and calendars of some of the books and records which are 
of special service to the genealogist. The present search will be confined to the 
letter B. Complete lists of all reference to any surname with the initial B will be 
supplied to those who require them. Terms can be learned from Mr. Phillimore. 
The indexes or calendars to the ibllowing records among others will be examined — 
Patent Rulls, Close Rolls, Chancery Proceedings, Depositions, Iloyalist Composi- 
tion Papers, Star Chamber Proceedings. Inqaisitioncs Post Mortem, Wills, &c. Tho^ 
periods searched will be principally of the 16th and I7th centuries. The saving of 
labor in this new mode of search is obviou.s. 

IIiTCncoCK. — The lineage of Augustus Hitchcock (born 170S, died 1805), from a 
paper in his handwriting is printed in the Seymour Record, Nov. 26, 1SS6. Articles 
on local and family history frequently appear in this paper, which is published by 
W. C. Sharpe. Seymour, Ct. ; price ,$1 a year. The Record for Nov. 19, under 
the head of " Seymour's Early Titles," contains an article on " Naugatuck." 

Town HisTORrEs ix Preparation. — Persons having facts or documents relating to 
any of these towns arc advised to send them at once to the person engaged in writ- 
ing the history of that town. 

Woodbury, Conn. By \7iJIiara Cothren, of Woodbury, Conn.— Mr. Cothren 
published in 1854 the first volume of his History of Ancient Woodbury. The vol- 
ume has been long oat of print, and he proposes, if 350 copies are subscribed for at 
$4 a volume, to reprint it. See advertisement at the end of this number. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Person.-; of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families and 
other information which they tldnk may be useful. We would suggest that all 
facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, especially 
service under the U. S. Government, the holding of otlier offices, graduation from 
colleges or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates uf birth, mar- 
riages, residence and death. When there are more than one Christian name they 
should all be given in fall if possible. No initials should be used when the full 
names are known. 

Bhsr. By James 0. Bloss, 123 Pearl street. New York, N. Y.—The_ emigrant 
ancestor of this family wa.s Edmund Biosse or Eloyce, who settled at Watertown, 
Mass., as early as 1G39. Mr. Bloss has many of the lines brought down to the 

102 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

pre-cnt generation. Any information sent to tlie above adiirc?9 will be thankfully 

Brou-n. By Wilbur Cutter Brown. P. 0. Box 20S1, Boston, Mass.— Mr. Brown 
is compiling a ^jjencaloiTV of the descendants of Bartholomew and Sarah (Kea) 
Brown, and n^ks assistance from the readers of the Rf.oi.stkk. See last number, 
where Mr. Brown's name was erroneously printed William. 

Cnt/s. By Cecil 11. C. Howard, Astor Library, Now York city.— Mr. IIoAvard 
has made good progress on a genealogy of this family, and solicits further infor- 
mation from thuse who can iipsist him. 

Durant. By the Rev. William Durant, Morristown, N. J. — The Rev. Mr. 
Durant is collecting genealogical materials relating to all of families of this name 
in this country. He will especially endeavor to trace the descendants of John 
Durant, who settled in Billerica. Mass., in KioU, and of George Duvant who settled 
in Middletown, Ct., in 1063. The latter had a son Edward and four daughters 
who married John \Vade, John V>'aller, Samuel Shethar, Benjamin Chapman, Amos 
Tinker and Samuel Tinker, whose descendants it is desired to trace. Genealogical 
blanks have been printed and will be sent to those who intend to furnish informa- 
tion for this work. 

Sherman. By the Rev. David Sherman, D.D., of HoUiston, Mass.— He has In 
preparation a Genealogy of both the Plymouth Shermans, who descent] from 
William Sherman, one of the original settlers of Marshtield, and the Boston 
Shermans, Including the descendants of Capt. John, and Pastor John, of \Vater- 
town, Samuel, who settled in Bridgeport. Conn., and Philip an original settler 
of Rhode Island. All the descendants who have not furnished their record are 
desired to do so at once by corresponding with Dr. Siierman. 

Taylor. By William O. Taylor, Shelburne Falla, Mass.— Mr. Taylor has been 
engaged for several years in collecting material for a genealogy oj the descendants 
of John Taylor of Windsor, Ct. , and lias extensive records relative to this family. He 
has also much material concerning other Taylors. He will be thankful for genealogi- 
cal inlbrraation relative to tlie name, and will render any aid in his power to 
genealogists seeking information about tlie Taylors. 

Wirjht. By Wiliiam Ward Wight, of .Milwaukee, Wis.— He has been engaged 
for several years upon a Genealogy of the family of Wight, supplementary^ to, and 
a revision of, a little volume oublisiied about forty years ago hy the late Danfurth 
Phippg Wight, M.D., of Dedham, .^Ja8s. Mr. Wight expects to print his manu- 
script during the ensuing year. Meanwhile he will gladly welcome additions to 
his material from members of the fitmily either in male or female lines, as wellas 
from fellow compilers of genealogies. Any infonuatiun in Mr. Wight's possession 
relative to this fixmily and to intermarrying families is at the disposal of inq^airers. 


Neav-Exgland Historic Genealogical Society. 
Boston, Massachn^cUs, Wednesdcuj, April 7, ISSG. — A quarterly meeting was hold at 
the Societv's Hou-^c, IS Sorncrsft Street, this aftenioou at 3 o'clock, the president, the 
Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., LL.D., in the chair. 
: The Rev. Edmund F. Slafter. the corresponding secretary, e.Khibited and announced 

I with critical rem.irks some of the more important donations during the past month, 

j lion. Charles Cowley, LL.D., of Lowell, read a paper on " Judicial Falsifications 

j of History." 

The Pccv. Mr. Slafter, the corresponding secretary, rcport-ed six letters accepting the 
i meiiihorr>hip to which they had been elected, namely: Edward P. Wells oi Somer- 

( ville, Thomas E. Proctor of Boston, Thomas G. Frothingham of Charlestown, War- 

ren llupgood of Boston, and Charles U. Bell of Lawrence, as resident members, and 
David S. Kello',-'^. ^LD.. of Plattsburg, N. Y., as a corresponding member. 

John Ward Deau, the librarian, reported as donations in March 11 volimies and 48 

The Rev. luereaso X. Taibox, D.D., the historiographer, reported memorial 
sketches of eiudit deecased members : the Mo>t Rev. Richard Chenevi.f Trench. D.D.. 
j • the Rev. Nicholas lloppin, D.D., Prof. William S. Clark. Geor^je H. .Ulan, A^'ilIiam 

j Temple, John B. Z»Ioreau, John G. Webster, and Francis '>L Vi'tld. 

1887.] Societies and their Py'oceedings. 103 

yiaij 5. — A sstatcd meeting -n-as held this afternoon at the same place and hour, 
Prosidout AVilder in the chair. 

The corresponding f^ecrctary announced donations. 

r'rc^ideat AVilder announced that the late Francis Merrill Eartlett, of Cambridge, 
had bequeathed to the Society his encirc library of nearly IGOO volumes, a choice col- 
lection of books on the specialties of th.e Society. (See Rr.cisTEU, xl. 410.) The 
Rev. A. B. Muzzey and D. G. Haskins, Jr.. -were appointed a committee to prepare 
resolutions for the next meetintr. 

The Kev. E. II. Byimzton, of ilonson, read a paper on " William Pynchon, Gent." 

The corresponding secretary reported the acceptance of Robert C.""\Vmthrop, Jr., 
llcury F. Hamilton, AViliiam G. Shillaber and James Schouler, all of Boston, 
Charles H. Littletield of La-\vTence, William F. Wheeler of Lincoln, and the lion. 
John B. Alley of LjTin, as resident members, and Rev. George M. Hills, D.L)., as a 
con'esponding member. 

The librari;m reported 1730 volumes and 302 pamphlets as donations in April. 

The historiographer reported memorial sketches of four deceased members : the 
Rev, Frederick Brown, I'hilip IL Wentworth, the Hon. John J. Babson, and the 
Hon. Charles Adams, Jr. 

June 2. — A monthly meeting was held this afternoon, President Wilder in the 

The president announced the deaths of two vice-presidents of the Society: tha 
Hon. George C. Richardson, representing Massachusetts, and the Hon. John R.' Bart- 
lett for Rhode Island. 

Hamilton A. Hill reported resolutions on the death of Mr. Richardson, which were 

A. H. Hoyt and John W. Dean were appointed to prepare for the next meeting 
resolutions on the death of Vice-President Bartlett. 

The Rev. A. B. Muzzey reported resolutions on the death of the Society's bene- 
factor, Francis M. Bartlett, which were adopted. 

Philip H. Smith, of Pawling, X. Y., read a paper on "The Acadian E.xpulsion." 

[The paper was printed in full in the Boston Eceniny Transcript, June 2iJ, 1886.] 

Malse Historical Society. 

Portland, Tiie^ddtj, Dec. 21, 1S86. — The AMnter sessions of this Society were held 
this day, the president, the Hon. James W. Bradbury, LL.D., in the chair. 

The afternoon session commenced at half- past two. 

Hubbard W. Bryant, the secretary and libraiian, presented his annual report. 

Hon. Joseph ^Vllliamson read a paper on '• Colonization in Maine in IGOi." 

William H. Smith read a paper entitled "A Group of Miniatures." It was a gen- 
ealogical sketch of the Livermore Family. 

James Phinney Ba.-'iter presented to the Society in behalf of Sir Josiah Pierce of 
London, at vhose expense they had been copied, some important papers relating to 
the history of Maine. Mr. Baxter called attention to these papers, and followed by 
an account cf the valuable manuscripts and maps collected by himself while in Eng- 
land in ISSo and 1886. 

A paper on *' The First Book of York Deeds," by H. W. PJchardson, -was read by 
the secretary. 

E. P. Burnham and Joseph Williamson were appointed a committee to express to 
the Xew-Encrland Historic Genealo'jical Society, sympathy for the loss of its presi- 
dent, the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, LL.D., and' the respect felt for Mr. Wilder by 
the Maine Historical Society. 

The evening session commenced at half-past seven. 

Hon. W. W. Thomas, Jr., read a paper on "The Island of Gotland and the ancient 
City of Wisby." 

Edward H. Elwell read a paper on "The History of the Schools of Portland." 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Pi-otidcnce, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 18S6. — A stated meeting of this Society was held last 
evening, the president. Prof. William Gammell. LL.D., in the chair. 

Charles M. Parsons, M.D., read a paper on "Town^'aines in lihode Island." and 
■was followed by Edward Field, 2d, in a paper on " The Fortifications around Provi- 
dence." Remarks were made by Judge Carpenter and Prof. GiUumcU. 

FeL 9. — A stated mieeting vras held this evening. 

The Rev. W. F. B. Jackson read a paper on " The Trial of Anne Hutchinson." 

104 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

Feb. 23.— The regular meeting va.s held last evening, Charles W. Parsons, SI.D., in 
the chair. 

Prof. Mathe^s•s, of Boston, read a paper on "The Battle of Waterloo." 

March 9. — A stated meeting was held tl'.is evening. 

James Burdiek, of Xewport, read a paper entitled " Rcmiuisccnces of a California 
• Forty-niner.' " 

Mar. 23. — A meeting -was held this evening, President Ganimell in the chair. 

Rev. James P. Root, of Providence, read a paper on " Capt. Arthur Fenner," after 
•which the Hon. Charles H. Dennison read a paper on " The History and Ivomance of 
the South County." Remarks from President Gammell, Hon. Amos PeiTy and ex- 
Judge Bradley followed. . 

April 6. — A quarterly meeting was held this evening. President Gammell in the 

On motion of Charles W. Parsons, M.D., resolutions were passed approving the 
undertaking of B. F. Stevens, of London, to collect from the European archives, 
letters relating to the American llevolution, which the Society agrees with other 
historical societies in regarding as eminently deserving the aid of the Government of 
the United Slates. 

Rev. Jcunes P. Root read a second and concluding paper on "Capt. Arthur 

July 6. — A quarterly meeting was held this evening, President Gammell in the 

A communication on the death of Hon. John R. Bartlett was read. 

The Rev. Crawford Nightingale read a paper on "The Nightingale Family," and 
J, O. Austin a paper on '• Some Phases of Genealogical Study." 

President Ganmicll then gave an account of the opening of the grave of William 
Blackstone in Tonsdale, which took phice May 6th last. The land has been pur- 
chased by the Lonsdale Company, Avho will erect a mill on it, but the remains will ba. 
carefully preserved for future interment. 

Chicago Historical Society. 

Chicagv, III, Nov. 16, 1S86.— The annual meeting was held m the Society's hall 
140-42 Dearborn Avenue. Hon. E. B. Washburne, the president, occupied the 

The librarian, Albert D. Hager, made his annual report, showing an addition to 
the library of 216Q bound vohimes and 4393 unbound books and pampldets during 
the year. ' These added to former accessions make a total of 14,184 bound volumes 
and 39,723 unbound books. 

The treasurer's report showed that the total receipts for the year, with balance on 
hand at commencement, were §2670.13. The expenditures, including salary of libra- 
rian, binding books, and all other expenses, were §2457.54, leaving a balance of 
$212.59 in the treasury. 

Mr. E. G. Mason, for executive committee, made reports of the Jonathan Burr and 
Lucretia Pond Trust Funds. The former ($2000) is safely invested and has an 
income of $240 on hand. 

The Lucretia I'ond Fund of $13,500 is also safely invested, and from its income 
$940.07 have betn expended during the past year for books. A balance of £275.89 of 
the income is on band. 

Mr. Au2^i.-tiis H. Burley, for trustees of the GUpin Fund, reported the assets on 
hand as follows: Bonds Tpar value), $75,400; cash, $71.65. 

Eleven persons were elected members of the Society, and the following were 
elected officers of the Society r 

President. — E. B. Washburne. 

Vice-Presidents.— T.. G. Mason, A. C. McClurg. 

Secretary and Librarian. — Albert D. Hager. 

Treasurer. — Henry H. Nash. 

Executive Commiteee. to serxofour years. — Henry J. Nilling, Levi Z. Leiter. ^ 

Hon. Grant Goodrich was introduced and read a biographical memoir of the late 
Col. Gurdon S. Hubbard, one of Chicago's earliest SL-ttlers aud most respected 

Mr. Levi Z. Leiter presented an excellent oil portrait of Col. Hubbard to the Soci- 
ety, for which a unanimous vote of thanks was tendered him for his generous 


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Prepared by tli^ Rev. I.vcuease X. Tari!OX, D.D., Ilistoriosrapliei- of the Societj". 

The historioo-rapher v;onld inform the society, that tl:e sketches pre- 
pared for the Registei: are necessarily brief in consequence of the 
limited space which can be appropriated. All the fiicts, however, he is 
able to "-ather. are retained in the Archives of the Society, and will aid in 
more extended memoirs for wliicli the " Towne Memorial Fund," the gift 
of the late WiUiaiu B. Towne, A.M.. is provided. Four volumes, printed 
at the charge of this fund, entitled " ^Iemokial Biogkapjiies," edited by 
tiie Committee on ^Memorials, have been issued. They contain memoirs of 
all the members who have died from the organization of the society to the 
year 18G2. A fifth volume is in preparation. 

Most Rev. Richard Chexevix Trexch. D.D., a corresponding meniber, 
admitted Sept. 5, 18-59, was born in Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 9, 1S07, and died in 
Dublin, jMaroh 28, ISSG. His father was Richard Trench, born in V\'ood- 
lawn, County o£ Gahvay, Ireland, in 17 74. His mother was Melisira Clienevix. 
She was the'eranddaudifer of Dr. Chenevix, Bishop of "Waterford, to whooi so 
manv of Lord ChesteriJeld's letters were addressed. 

Archbi«uop Trench was graduated at Trinity College, Cambndge, in 1829. 
lie first attracted attention t"} himself after his graduation, as a poet, publishing 
two volumes of poems, which were favorably received and read. This was while 
he was incumbent of Curdridge Chapel. Thence he v.^as called in 1841 to bo 
curate of Alverstoke. Honors soon began to fall thickly upon him. _ By rapid 
promotions he was made rector of Itchen Stoke, was chosen by Bishop WilUjrforce, 
of Oxford, to be his examining Chaplain, was made Hulsian Lecturer at Cain- 
bridsie for i84o and 184-3, in 1847w;i.s made Theological Professor and Examiner 
at KhiL^'s College, London; became Dean of Westiuiuster in 1856, and held that 
place at tlie time he was made corresponding member of this vSociety; in 1804 he 
was consecrated Archbishop of Dublin, as the successor of Dr. "Whately. He 
resi"-ned his office of Aredibishop two years ago, in ISSI. 

ifr. Trench ha:^ long been recognized by f^cliolars as one of the ablest writers 
of England, on the topics which are naturally allied with his profession. If we 
were to attempt, in the most rapid way, to give even the titles of his juiblished 
works, it would swell this notice far beyond the limits here allowed. By and by, 
when his name shall l;e reached in the succession of ]\Iemorial Yoluraes, whoever 
shall be the writer will find a large and attractive field sprt-ad out before him. 

In 1832, he was united in marriage with his cousin, Frances Mary Trench, 
and by this marriage there has been'a large family of children. 

Charles Woolley, Esq., a resident member, admitted April 7, 1SG7, was 
born in Boston, Auz- 4, 1802. and died in Waltham, Oct 30, 1886. His fathur 
was Cliarles Woolle}-, born in London, Phigland, Apr. 9, 17C8. Ilis mother was 
Susanna Bentley, youncrest daughter of Joshua Bentley, and sister of Rev. 
AVilUam Bcntlev, of Salem. See Register, xxiii. 110. She was born in 
Boston, Aug. 22, 1774. His grandfather was James Woolley, of Newcastle on 
the Tvne, n^/.-lh of Ea/iand, wlio married .-\nn Saunders, of London, in Sept., 
17uiJ, "and r<.-.-i<itd in London. Tin.-ir sun Charles canie_to this country in the 
latter part of tlie hist century, and resided iu Xew[)ort. Ills marriage with ^IIss 
Bentlev touk place in 17!)g'. From this marriage there were two childr(?n, Ann 
J5aunders and Charles. Charles the father was a^sea-faring man, the Commandur 

VOL. XLI. 10 

106 Book jSTotices. [Jan. 

[ of tlie ?Lip ]Marquis de Saumarez, of Boston, and on a voyage to the West Indies 

; he dieil at Havana, S^'pt. :2:t, 1802, when his son, the subject of this sketch, was 

not yet two months old. l>y the s'll^seiiiient inarriage of liis motlier to ]\Ii'. ])avid 

Childs, the boy ia early hfe was carried to Groton, Mass., where his boyhood 

and yonth were passed. 

Mr. Woolley had sueh cdueation, in those early years, as the country school 
afforded, after wliich he was trained for a life of business. The Boston Journal, 
in its issue of Monday, Xov. 1, 1S8G, has the following: " He v/a'< the piuneer 
in the business of dredging harbors, ami for many years the principal owner in 
the Boi'ton SuVmiarine Dredging Company. IMr. Woolley was a man of strict 
integrity and highly respected by all who knew him. lie had a fondness for 
anti.'juarian matters. lie was married at Groton on ^May G, 1827, to Miss Catha- 
rine Elizabeth Colburn, wlio survives him with si.x children, four sons and two 
I daughters. He was the father of Charles Woolley, of Groton, and ex-Aldermau 

[ Woolley, of East Boston." As the years have been passing on, new inventions 

and new methods have been coming into use, and this business is not so profit- 
able now as it was forty or fifty years ago. 

^Ir. Woolley was a man who had the thorough respect of his fellow men, and 
he passes away, leaving to his family and the world an excellent name and 


TuE Editor requests persons senuiiig books for notice to state, for the information of 
readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent by 

Westcheslcr-County, New Yor/c. durimj the American Revolvtion. By Henry B. 
Dawson, Morri.-ania, >.'e\v York City. IbSli. Pp. vii. 281, imperial octavj. 
With Maps, Wood Cuts and a Portrait of the Author. To be obtained of the Au- 
thor, Home Street, Morri^ania, N. Y. Price ^6. Delivered free in any part of 
the United States or of Canada. 

The history of the American Revolution .«t;ll remains unwritten. J.Jany persons 
have undertaken the wurk ; but no one of their productiims. whether of American or 
of foreiijn authurship, beginning t\icli tlie eariic^t and inc'uding the latest and most 
pretentMus, is satisfactory in re.spect of completene-^s, ar niracy and freedom from 
bias. The materials reijuisite tbr such a hi.«tory as the subject demand* are rapidly 
accumulating. Tlie puMie and tlie private ])apers of statesmen. dii)lomati.st3 and 
official agents, and oi officers wdio served with tiio British, Frencli and American 
force.'=, respectively, are constantly brought to li:j;lit; and tliese arc publithed or 
placed in acces.^ible repositories. Elaborate bio;j;raphies of the more prominent 
characters of that epoch continue to be iriven to the public. To tliese materi- 
als must be ad led the liistories of states, counties and t)wns, wldch are issuing from 
the press almost i.laily. From all tiiese resour'>H new and i np'jrtant informtition is 
obtainable. Moreover, the archives of the Huropean governments are now. as never 
before, opening to the inspection and use of our hi<torii'al students, and it is prob- 
able tiiat very soon wc shall have Complete transcripts of all the essentially impor- 
tant content.s of tliose archives, so (ar a-^ tiicv concern the American Kevolution. 
Without this aid, tiie history of the Kevolution cannot be thcjroughly explored, 
nor can it be understood. 

In view of these facts, it is plain enough that the time is aim )st ripe fjr some 
competent persons to beiiin the sieat t:isk of preparing such a history- as .shall 
exhaust the materials and be worthy of the .American people and of the B<nolu- 
tiunary epoch, — an epo<-h covering the period extending from \1M to 17~'i. Such a 
history w^il disclose all the causes of the Kevolution which oi)eratcd in the seve- 
ral colonies, wlnther the same were at the time ostensible ainl deeiared, or in- 
cluded other causes not openly expressed. All the iinpoi tant facts will be clearly 

1887.] Boole JS^otices. "107 

and accurately narrated. The various military and naval operations of the war 
will be de>crit)eil with equal luci'lity and coiuoictcncss. The political issues and 
financial problems connectpd with or t^rowini^ out of'tiie war. at iiouie and ahr^iad, will 
be adequately considered, and the SK-ial condition /if tlie penplc durin:^ that strug- 
gle tliithfully portrayed. Full and exact justice will be rendered to all ciincei'md, — 
to those coloni>ts who took up anus and supported the cause of Indepenilence, as 
well as to these who, for conscientious reasons, or for other and suiEcient reasons, 
refused to supihirt tiie war. Ic will uiea-Jure out to each of the chief ciiaracters 
and parties in that contest, whether in t!;e field or in tiie leirislativo coiineils, and 
wlietlier at home or abroad, their due proportion of praise and blame. All this, it 
is needless to say, involves a tiionju;;h revision and, in some important particulars, 
a very cousiderabJe recastiny; of what has been accepted as history. Such a history 
would be more coaiplete. more accurate, more impartial, and altogether more satis- 
factory tlian any work we now have. 

It is obvious that tlie collecting ,)f the materials, the careful and discriininatini; 
study of the and the writini; of the several partsof the iiistury that shall meet 
these requirements, is a labor altogether beyond the ability of any one man. lie 
who might be best qualified, for example, for dealing with tlie political relations of 
Great Britain and her American col-nies, and the relatijns of those col'inies to each 
other, would not be the best qualitied. as experience has shown, for an intelligent 
and critical explication of tlio military operations of the war. The writers selected 
for the several cjluuies should I)o per.<ons who are not otily fully competent in re- 
spect of learning and sound judgment, but. if such a thing lie possible, absolutely free 
from prejudice, whether local, sectional, class, or personal. Their several contri- 
butions should, finally, be committed to a v.'isely-chosen editor, to be fused by him 
into a continuous and consistent history. 

In the volume before us, Mr. Dawson has made an original and important eon- 
tribution to tiie materials of the history of the Ilevolution. His Preiatory Note 
opens with the following statement : •" The history of the County of West- 
chester, New YorK, during the period commencing with the Spring of 1771. and 
closing with the Winter of 1783, contains more of general interest than can be found 
in the history of any other County in the United States, during the same pcriwd, 
that of Sufl'olk, in ^Massachusetts, and that of New York, in New York, n..t ex- 
cepted." This may seem an exaggerated statement, but we are disponed to believe 
that the careful reader of this volume will finally concede that the claim i:^ 
made good. All persons who are familiar with tlie several histories of the Revolu- 
tion are aware that the writers have given but little space to the political atiairs of 
VVestchester County during the period mentioned, or to those of the County or 
City of New York, with which the affairs of tlie former were closely related. 
Nor do they seem to have mule a thorough study of tlie operations of the bellige- 
rent armies, or of the parts played therein by the principal military oaieers. Much^ 
less do any of the writers seem to have investigated the 0"igin and character of 
those influences, — proceeding cliieBy from the City of New !"• rk. — by which a large 
number of the inhabitants of W'ettehester County were converted into lukewana 
spectators or into active opposers of the war. 

In order to do what has hitherto been neglected, tiie author has made (to use his 
own language) '• a record of those influences, obtruded from beyond the County 
it.self, .... in known opposition to tiie inclination of '" tlie inhabit mts of t!ie Coun- 
ty, " which, durin-- the earlier revniutionary era. transformed a well-cultivated and 
highh." productive rv'gion into one over wliieh, wi:iiout the baieiul assistance of a 
foreign enemy, were --pread, liy fellow-eolonists and fellow-sulijects, the siekening 
evidences of ... . partisan bitterness and relent'essness, presented in the devastation 
and waste and de^dation which, everywhere throu::hout the County, then prevailed 
— of those influences, wielded by men who are unduly claimed to have been patri- 
otic and virtuous, which carried with them, inti) t!ie quiet and peacetul liiuiie?teaus 
of agrieultaral We-tcliester County, persecution and outraije and barbarism, such 

as the world has seldom seen." '• We have endeavored to trace tlie evil inJu- 

ences back, to their origin, and forward .... to their final sad restilts ; and in more 
than one instance, we have seen those who coiitrulie'l and wielded tho-e inilueiices 
climb over the sliatteretl remains of .... industrious and contented t'amilies. and 
peaceful and pientifully-suppliod homes and prM.lnctive farms. Iron; the scenes of 
plunder .... and ireneral ruin, of misery ami hclp!e-«ness and woe, in whicu they 
had l^ecn tlie principal act us, to tho-^e .'ugh places of honor and emolument and 

Ejwer to which tliey had a-pired, and for the attainment of which they had not 
esitated to bring all that wretchedness and ruin on others." .... 

108 Booh JS^oiices. [Jan. 

The author seta forth the narrative in great ilAail, and with abundant quotations 
from dociiiuent.-!, letters, sworn conteinpiraiy testimony, and evidence tui^en from 
the lips of ancient and trustu-ovthy witnesses. Other authorities are cited in the 
copious notes. In the course of his wovic the author deals witli icroat ))!ainncss in 
respect to the motives and conduct of certain p)piilar leaJors at the Revolution- 
ary era, in the Province of New York. The a!leL;ations made in that rc:^ard are, 

. for the most part, new to us, and we do not undectalie liere and now to pass upon 

I them. If the cliarges are true tiioy deserve serious consideration ; if tiiey arc refu- 

] futable, t!ie refutation should i)e made puhlie. 

I The military operations within the County of Westchester in_ 1776. and particu- 

larly those which culminated in the indecisive engagement at White Plains, where 
after a brief contest between portions of the tw.) armies, each party retreated from 
the other, are described with a degree of clearness and particularity which we be- 
lieve has nut been approaclied by any previous writer on the sulijcct. W'e observe, 
also, tliat the brilliant exploits of Colonel (afterwards General) Joiin Glover, 
at Pelham, on October 18, and of Colonel (afterwards General and Governor) John 
Brooks, at Chatterton Iliil, on October iS. are graphically described, and the skill 
and bravery of those gallant and wortiiy officers arc now for the tirst time adoquatc- 
1}' commemorated. 

Mr. Dawson had already made the students of American history his debtors by 
his " Battles of the United States by Sea and Land." his excellent edition of the 
" Feedcralist," and his iuvaluable " Historical .Maiia/Jno." lie has increased this 
debt by this his latest— we hope not hi.s last— pro'laction. It was prepared for, 
and makes the sisth chapter of Scharf's History of Westchester County, receatly 
published. In the 281 imperial octavo pages the author has compressed as much 
text, he states, as is contained in three of the large volumes of Bancroft's Ilistory 
combined. The edition is limited to -J.'jO copies, of which only 200 are for sale. 
We cannot doubt tiiat these will be quickly sought for. The author has spent sev- 
eral years on this work, and it clearly attests the fact that a g,reat deal of research 
and labor have been exnended in its preparation. 
Com. by Albert H. Hoyi , A.M., of Boston. 

The Story of a Concord Farm and its Owners. By Grindall PiETNOLDS. February 
1, 1S63. A Lecture delivered before the Concord Lyceum. 8vo. pp. 29. 
This little pamphlet gives u.s, in a very interesting and readable form, the history 
of the location variously known as North Hill, Lee's Hill, Barrett's Hill, Hurd's 
Hill and Nav.'shawtuck.'in the town of ConCv)rd, .Mass. ; with sketches of the various 
owners of the farm which is situated upon it. Tiie readers of the article by Dr. 
Edward Jarvis on " The Supposed Decay of Families,'' in this PvEGIster (No. clii.^ 
p. 3S5), will find this pamphlet serve as au adaiirable pendant to the remarks of 
Dr. Jarvis. 

The writer begins with the first owners, the Indians, always an interesting topic. 
Major Simon \"v'il!ard, the first white owner, he design itcs as prLeminently the 
founder of Concord, and gives a very interesting sketch of his life and services to 
the eommunity in which he lived, tlis successor was Capt. Thomas Marshall, one 
of Cornwallis's soldiers, and the innkeeper of " Tiie Blew Anchor " on the Siiugus 
River, lie must have been a jolly old fellow from all account-:, but his biographer 
here considers him as much "more entertaining tlian useful.'' Tiic next occupant, 
the first whom Shattuck records, was Henry Woodis, and, as the Rev. Mr. Rey- 
nolds writes, the very one of whem we know the least. He purchased the farm in 
1661, but probably owned considerable land i\\ the town before that date. In 1666 
his house was burned to the ground, and his son perished in the flames. Jlr. Rey- 
nolds thinks the building burned to have been distinct from the one erected by Si- 
mon WiUurd. The farm then remained in tiie lian Is of his descendants, although^ 
not of his name, until ISl 1, as it passed to Joseph Lee who uiarried a daughter of 
Henry WooJis, then to his son Dr. Joseph be, and to his son in turn Dr. Jo-eph. 
Lee, the tory. Ho died in 1797. and it passed from one Lee hand to another until, 
in ISU Wil'liam (Billy) Gray, of Boston, purciiised it. Judgf^ S. P. P. Fay owned 
it in lo-2 1, holding until 1828 for his sister's husband," Joseph Barrett, himself a 
descendant on his mother's side from Henry Wooiiis. Ail of these men are very 
pleasantly treated at Mr. R^rynolds's hands. Ho handles tlie tory, Dr. Joseph Lee. 
rather freely, and gives intimations reirarding his descendant= whicli are not very 
comp'.imcntirv, hut of that further. The sueco-sive owners receive due mention. 
The farm now is in the p.jssesi^ion of Mr. Ciiarlcs Henry ilurd. The old house, a.s 

1887.] Booh notices. •, 109 

built by Simon Willard, but greatly improved upon, was burnt to the grouud in 

We hiave not sjincc in this l)ri(.'f notice to more than outline this interestino^ ma- 
terial which Mr. Reynolds has brnui^lit to;i;t;thcr. lie tncntioiis among others the 
ftict that the timber uf whicli the Constitution was built, was cut from Lee's Hill. 
A sketch of tlie old house, as seen from tlic bridge, was m;ide by y\\\ Frank Ijctiev/- 
some years before its dcscruetion, and has been photographed 'juite satisfactorily. 
(hie interest move centres around this old hi>usc. as it was the abiding place i^>i 
twelve ihirvard students during the siege uf JJ^ston — this being an annex to Har- 
vard College for that period. 

Mr. Reynolds is able to say but little about Henry \V"o.>dts, and yet, as he says. 
"during his fifty years life in Concord he tilltd some honorable ])')»itions," and 
" many, if not most of the old families have a few drops of llenvy \Vo:xlis's blood 
in their veins."' Family tradition* says that Henry NVoodhouse (Woodis") was the 
j-ounger son of a rich family in Cruton St. London, who came to New England in 
1633, then about nineteen years of age, and brought with him a good estate in spe- 
cie. He left two houses in London and several good houses in Derbyshire. These 
two estates were given to him by a rich uncle. There is now in existence a legal 
document signed by him in 1061, with a seal afTi.xed, upon which appears a bull's 
bead on a shield. After being settled upon his farm at Concord, he proposed to go 
to England and settle his afiairs as soon as the peojde there v.'cre quiet, am] engag- 
ed a passage tor that purpo>c, but the captain slipped away and left hiin ; the vessel 
was lost. He put stores on board another ship, and he and his wife went to Boston 
in order to go to London, but she was taken sick and the ship sailed v.ithout them 
and was cast away and every life lost. His wife contented herself without trjdng 
again. He attempted a third time ; shipped a chest with stores, but the ship sailed 
a day sooner than was agreed upon. He was left behiml and the ship foundered at 
sea. The good man's heart was warmed with a sense of the goodness of the mercy 
of God towards him and his family in these three disappointments. Had he gone 
in either vessel he must have perished with the rest. His house took fire in the 
night of February 2. 1660 (dates difi'er ; another account says fifteen years after set- 
tling). The tire was supposed to begin in the cellar. The snow was about five feet 
deep, wind north-west and e.'itremely oold. Mr. ^Yoodhouse, with his wife and 
daughters, saved themselves by jumping from the ehamlier windows with only their 
linen on. Their only son John perished in the flames, and everything in the bouse 
was burned. Their nearest neigliV^or was a mile (jtf, an'i they came ver}" near per- 
ishing before any relief afforded itself, which was not until morning, when the 
smoke alarmed their neighbors, who came to their assistance. In the mean time 
they preserved themselves from perishing by driving the hogs from the pen and 
taking shelter in it. Mrs. Woodhouse froze her feet so as to be a cripple whilst she 

Mr. Reynolds writes : " How, in those days, — when practically Ipswich was as 
far from Concord as Chicago is now, — Joseph Lee and Mary U ooJis niet at all, and 
especially met frequentlj' enough to contemplate matrimony, la tlie problem. But 
they did, and in ItiTS were married."' Family tradition again says: As his. Jo- 
6eph"s, father (John Lee of Ipswich, 1631) and Henry Woodhouse of Concord had 
been neighbors in Londvm, the acquaintance was continued in this country. In 
consequence uf which a marriage between this Joseph and Mary, elJesc daugiiter of 
Mr. \Vojdis, took place. 

The farm pus-;ed from Dr. -Joseph Lee at his death in 1797, to Samuel Lee, his 
sixth child, H. C. 1776, who resided in the provinces during the revolution. It 
must have passed from him to John and froui Joim to Silas, as stated by Mr. 

Mr. Reynolds dwells upon the tijryism of Dr. Jo-scph Lee, and his quarrelsome 
disposition in church nvatters, and pictures him as " somewhat selfish, a mm of set 
opinions, and not a little res jlute and pugnacious in the assertion (jf theui." Iq 
ehort, lie give< him a ciiaraeter which was his probably by ri'jht of inheritance from 
his i^reat-grandrather, the Lee ancestor, John of Ipswich, 1631— and which otheru 
of the ntiiue have developed frnn time to tirae. But i"urther on, v.dierc he notes 
" as an interesting of persistence of family tj-pe, tliat white Dr. Josejih Lee 
was a ttiry in the Revolution, his .son John, in tlie war of 181"2, was a federalist to 
the verge of disloyalty, and his grandson John was in the war of the rebellion in 

* Onr experience with traditior,-, and cfpcciaily with family traditions, leads us to re- 
ceive them with great caution. — Editor. 
VOL. XL I. 10* 

110 Sooh 2^otices. [Jan. 

pyrapatliy witli the S)uc!i arnl opprijeil to the gr-vernracnt," he oversteps the mark. 
In thecase of t!io e;raniJsoa John, he is certainly mistaken. 
[. Dr. Ju.-epii Loo had as sons — 1. Joseph, [1. C. 17f>5, a clergyman, ■whose descend- 

5 ants have always been highly respected in the cormiiunity ; rijne of his descendants 

I l;appen to bear the name of Julin Lee. 2. Jonas, a fanner in Concord ; none of his 

[ descendants bear tiie name of John Lee. Jonas was as warmly a friend to the cause 

f of liberty as his fatlier to the Crown, and had influence enough in the councils of 

[ the Wi;ij;s to save his father much insult and protect iiim from injury cither in 

I jierson or properly. His name appears upon the mu>ter roll of the Minute Men, No- 

I vember 05, ITTfi. Alter the war he was a representative in the state legislature as 

a Democrat in ISOR, 1S08 and 18I-J. S.John, settled at Penobscot, now Castine, 
t iMaine. He died Oct. iO, 1812. !lis commission as Collector of the Port of Penob- 

i scot was sighed by George Washington, August 4. 1789. His commission as In- 

{ ppector of the same district was also signed by Washington, March 8, 1793, and 

1 countersigned by Thomas Jefferson. He Avas a Federalist, and like most of that 

party in New England probably opposed the ^var of 1812. His descendants do not 
credit the record of his dishtyalty. His only sun to reach manhood was John, who 
settled in 1832 at Bueksport, Maine, he was Collector of Customs until 1S61, 
nt which time he was seventy-three years of age. He accepted offioo under Andrew 
Jackson, and was an active politician, being opposed to the Republican administra- 
tion, but he was in no sense opposed to the trovernment, or to any measures for the 
good of the country. At the beginning of tiie war, on account of his age. he took 
, no part at all in ]ni])liG matters, and quietiy attended to his own business to the 

t end of his life in 18G6, enj'.ying tiie respect and esteem of his townsmen, including 

i a great man\' republican friends. He htul one son John Josiah, now living, who 

has for years helil the p )sition of provisional assistant civil engineer in tlie Corps 
i of Engineers U. S. Array, and who held this position throughout the war, being in 

ch.arge of important militarj' works during that time. His only son is also a civil 
engineer and assists his father. 4 Samuel, who resided in the provinces during 
i the revoluti )nary war, being probably a tory in his feelings. None of his descend- 

! ants were named John, to arrive to manhood, but two of his grandchildren played 

j reputable and prominent parts in the lute war of the rebellion, viz. : Silas Joseph 

j Lee, Ass't Surg. U. S. Vols., who died of chronic diarrlicea contracted in the line of 

( duty ; and Samuel Perry Lee. aide-de-camp to Gen. Uirney, severely wounded at 

Frcderieksbur^: as Captain 3d Mo. Vols. ; aide-de-camp to Gen. Sickles, severely 
wounded at Gettysburg, requiring amputation at the rii,^!it shoulder joint ; Captain 
; 45th L. S. Infry, and retired Di.c. 15. 1S70, as Bvt. Major and Bvt.J.t. Col. U. S. 

I Armj'. 5. Siias, lawyer at \Viscasset, .Maiuf", representative to thy U. S. Congress, 

j ,^ 1799-1801, fur Lincoln County, Kennebec District ; U. S. District Attorney fjr the 

I Maine District, as appointed by Jeiierson ; Judge of Probate, etc. etc. No children. 

I This completes trie record of tlie descendants of Dr. Joseph Lee, so far as it haa 

I any tearing on this sulyeot, and it stems to give a full and satisfactory answer to 

I' the JaSt quotation J'rom Mr. Reynolds's otherwise valuable little work. As a 

supplement to that publication, it is hoped this will prove also of value. 
By William Lee, Al.D., of Wasiiinijlon, D.C. 

Diary of Thomas Ro'yblns, D.D. 1795-1851. Printed f(jr his Nephew. Owned 
by Ike Conneriicut Historic tl S'icifly. In two Volumes. Edited and Annotated 
by Increase N. Tarbo.x;. Vul. I. 1790-1825. Bjston: Boacon Press; Thomas 
Todd. Printer, 18^5. Royal Svo. pp. vii.-|-I052. 

Rev. Thoma- Ribbing. D.D., the autiior of this Diary, son of Rev. Ammi Ru- 
hama and fli.'.aboth (Le Baron) Robbins. and was born in the town of Norfolk, 
Connecticut, .August 11. 1777. At the age of nineteen ho graduated at Williams 
College and Yale, and for several years dcv.ited hi^ time to preaching and teach- 
ing without the pastoral relation. In 1809, lie became pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church in what was thvn the S'lUth Parish of Eir-t Windsor, Connecti- 
cut, where he remained till lo27. In 1829, he accepted the pa-toral rehrtion of 
the C)n;:regational Chureh in Stratford, Connecticut, in 1">32. he became pastor 
of the Congregational Ciiureh at Mattapoisett in the town of Rochester, ^Ia.<>a- 
chusetts, where he cmtinuel till Hit. w:!en ho becime the Librarian of the 
Connecticut Historical S->cietyac Hartford, where he remained till 1851; after 
lingering about two years in great fecblenejs by physical infirmities, he closed an 
active and u-eful life with his niece, .Mrs. Elizaoi^th (Robiiin^) Allen, September 
13, 185G, at the age of .'^eventy-nine. He was never married, but eminently social, 
refined in manners, and fond of society. 

1887.] Boole Kotices. Ill 

His Diary presents FCToral important and interesting facts : 1. It shows that 
the great aim ot his life wis to dj g >o'l, to riialce the wi^rlJ better, and to this 
purpose he devoted c.ll of his eneriiies, identifying Iiiuisclf with every institution 
and enterprise tluit would seem t.) aid in tlie aecotuplishnicnt uf his o^;ject. -. Ue 
early conceived the idea of collecting a largu Lilirary, and to this work he devoted 
much of his life, and was successful in the undertaking. It is a coliection ol I'are, 
valuable publications, eaibracing works in all departments of literature, and is sup- 
posed to be larger than any Library possessed by any other clergyman in New 
England. It is nijw the property of t!ie Connecticut llistorical Society, and may 
be seen at the Society's rooms in Hartford. 3. The Diary is unique, and will long 
remain a marvel in literature. It commenced wtiile the autiior was a student, 
in 1796, and continued to ISoi, fjr fifty-eight J'ears, being a daily record during 
that period, with t!ie exception of a very few small breaks, occa.-inned by sickness. 
The duilyjottings are brief, embracing current news and events, which he rei^ardcd 
worthy ot note. He notes the state of the weather, visits schools, attends large 
public gatherings, rides mucli, has a giiod horse when uot cheated in purcliasing,. 
visits tlio sick, attends funerals and weddings, writes sermons and letters, receives 
and entertains comijany, works in Library, alwa.ys l;as some im|)ortuiit \\\)rk on 
hand for reading, exclianges pulpit services, is interested in all kinds of farm work, 
cultivates a garden, notas the current events, political, educational, financial, and 
religious, a thorough Federalist and Calvinist. and occasionally gives cxnressiona 
of his political and religious sentiments, which in these days would n it be con- 
sidered as illustrating' tne hi^iiest type of charitableness, bottles cider, tiUing 226 
bottles with it in a single day, is greatly troubled by otiier denominations holding 
meetings in his parish, constantly engaged in literary work, largely given to peri- 
odicals and sermons. The following entries may be read in the light of the times in 
which they were written : 

"Jan. 23, 1S2L Keceived a barrel of cider brandy of Maj. 0. C. Phelps, which I 
requested him to put up for me last fall. It contains thirty-one and one half 
gallons, for which I gave him tliirty cents per :iall;)D. Paid him .So. 00. Brought 
it home. The thermometer r^jse near to 40^. Last night it snowed." And yet 
his sentiment and practice on the subject of temperance were above the average 
temperance sentiment of that day. 

On the day he was forty-live years old, he wrote as follows : "August U, 1822. 
Finished and preached my sermon on Ilev. xxii. 9. In the forenoon preached with 
old notes on Pet. ii. 4. There was a Bapti.,t meeting here, and three women 
were bapti'-^cd. These things are a severe affliction to me, but God will have 
it. Quite dry and dusty. Iherunmeter 93^. .\t evening attended conference. 
A Methdiost meeting was also lield liere tc-day. I hope tliroagb divine mercy, 
never to witness a similar scene here again. I am forty-five years old." A little 
too much for one's birthday surely. 

This Diay pjs>es-es great excellences — its material will increase in valueas 
time goes rj — it will especially be held in high estimation by the }ileteorologist. 
Genealogist. Biographer and Historian. The annotations of Kev. Increase N. 
Tarbox, D.D., have adled greatly to its value. The present and future genera- 
tions will highly appreciate the rich treasures given to historical and biograpiiical 
literature by the noble, generous act of Bobbins Battell, Esq., and Anna Battel!, 
in giving to the public these volumes in their present form. 

By the Rev. RaliA IV. Allen, D.D., of East Boston. 

Records or the Toicn of Braintree. 1640 to 1703. Edited by S.\MUKr, A. Bates. 
Randolph, Mass. : D;{niel II. Huxford, Printer. 1SS6. 8vo. pp. 010-|-4. Sold 
by .Samuel A. Bates. Town Clerk of Braintree ; post-office address. South Brain- 
tree, -Mass. Price ,<2.20, or by mail .'$2 50. 

The following Introductory Xute gives us the history of the volume: "The 
Towns of Braintree, (^uiney, Randoipb. and floibrook, wiiicii formerly composed 
the Town of Braintree, at their several annual meeting-; held in the year 188.5, 
voted to print the records of the town of Braintree. from the date of incorporation 
to the year 17^3, and severally selected the following persona to carry said vote 
into cfi'ect : Qr.incy, Charle-s F. Adams, Jr.. George L. Gill, and Ehenezer W. 
Underwood; Braintree, Francis A. Hobart, Samuel A. Bates, and Horace 
Abercrombie; Randolph. Royal 'T. .Manr. . John B. Tliayer, and Rufus A. Thayer; 
Hoibrook. George 'vV. Piiine, Samuel L. White, and Abram C. Ilolbrook. Samuel 
A. Bates, Towq clerk of Braintree, was selected to take charge of the publication 

112 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

of the records, ard they have been printed under his personal supervision. They 
were printed iiom liio copy made under tiie directioa of the Town of Quincy in 
1S76, and the proof read from the orii^inal, of which they are intended to be an 
exact transcript." 

Braintree ^va3 incorporated May 13, 1610, 0. S. ; Quincy, February 2-2, 1702; 
Randolph, ilarcii 'J, 17'J3, and ilolbrook taken from Randolph Fe'oruary 29, 1S72. 
The volume which these records make comprises nearly one tliousand pa;ie5, and 
every one of them is full of value, to the citizen, historian and i;euealo^ast;. It 
is one of the most unique books yet published. It is printed as all oliicial records 
should be, verbai'nn et likraliin. Ey reading these pages the common life of the 
people is readily discerned, and seeing them as they were in their every day toll 
and struggle, we not only note the imperfections in education and social culture, 
but are also impressed ^vith ttie largeness and grandeur of their characters. The 
records of the town meetings tell us of the yearly round of the [leople'i? care for the 
almshouse, commons and town land, lish in the ^lonatiquot River, town lines and 
highways, schools and the master, the meeting-house and the ministor, soldiers 
in the various border troubles, and also all those wants and that protection for the 
best interest of t'neir homes. The yearly consideration of such questions was 
for the unfolding of a broader life. The art of sclf-i^overnment was here learned. 
President John Adams truthfully said, the secret of New England's greatness was 
in her meeting-house, town-meeting, training-green and school-house. In these 
the minds of tfie people centred. Tl;ese were f'T common weal. Tfie publication 
of iovra papers without note or comment, will do much towards heightening our 
regard for the early Puritans. Our reverence for them has been high, but we 
have been seeing them through the writings of the ministerial historians. 
With the publication of the original papers we can judge for ourselves. This 
judgment does not thereby lessen, but grows to greater height, since we see the 
daily toils, besetuieots, troubles and anxieties under which they lived. These 
fathers of New" England were superior to their surroundings. In these we behold 
their strength. We cannot espect to return to their ways, but a study of the 
lives they lived, and their manners, in confronting their constant cares, offers 
incentives which the youtli of our time need to feel and understand. 

The more numerous Braintree families are the Adam*. Allen, Arnold, Bass, 
Baxter, Belcher, Faxon, French, Ilaydeii, llayward, llobart, llolbrook. Hunt, 
Niles. Paine, Penniman, Quincy, Sjjear, Thayer, Veazie, Wales, Webb, White, 
and Wild. The records relating to families embrace the births, intentions of marriage, 
marriages, and deaths in the town. T'he indexes of the volume are complete, 
nine in number, and embrace every subject and person treated. Braintree is a 
typical New England town. It was ni;t behind in sharing her responsibilities in 
border wars or in the times of the Revolution. Slie was ready and prompt, with 
full quota of men, garments, fcjrage and subsistence. And in the times of peace, 
by her agricultural pursuits, her granite industry, her training of her youth in school 
and (hurch, has been exercising an influence wide and sweeping. The ancient 
Braintree makes to-day four busy, thrifty and teeming towns, whose industries 
and Social life are of highest worth. Quincy, Braintree North Parish, as the 
birth, residence and burial place of the .-Vdamses and Quincys, will ever be 
regarded as a Mecca by those who recall and love the patriotic endeavors of those 
into wliose lab.u-s we have entered. 

Samuel A. Bates, Esq., is one of the most careful of editors. No better man 
could have been selected. For many years he ha_s been the efdcient town clerk, and is 
thoroughly conversant with the history and the people with whom he is dealing. 
The work retlects credit on hira, and throng!) him on the generous sentiment and 
public spirit wiiieli prompted the publication of ti;e volume. To the other like 
ancient towns of New England our word is — go and do likewise. 

By the Rev. Aason Titus, of Amesbury, Mass. 

The First Volwnnof the Rr'jistcrs of St., Bi-knprjntr, 1.'3j5-162S. Part 1. 

Conltnts. Mnrria'/es, 1 j;}cv-Ui2S. Baptisms, 15.jd-13b5. Transcribed by A. W. 

CosxELiL's II.\.Li,EX, Alloa, N. B. Issued Quarterly. No. I. December, 1SS6. 

Ko\al8vo. pp. 112. Subscription price Uis. yearly, or 4i. quarterly. Payable 

to the Editor, The Parson.ige, Alloa, Scotland. 

This is the first number of the second volume of the Rev. Mr. Ilallcn's series of 
" London Churc.'i Regi'iei's.'' The prospectus for this series was i.-sucd in 1SS5. 
In it Mr. liallen a.r-.nuunL-e 1 that if eutiicient subscriptions were obt:i!ne'i he would 
publiah yearly, in quarterly parts, a tran.script of seme L.un;Xjn Parish Picgister. 

188 7.] ^ Booh Notices, 113 

The init'uil volume of tliis -erie-; nppcareJ in IS35, and contained the registers of St. 
Mary \\'oolnotli and St. .Miiry Woulchiuxh II iw. It was very favorably noticed by 
the Enirlisli pvei^s. 

Tlic llegisters of St. Botolph. EI.«hnpgate, of which one number is now before 
us. are edited for t!ie rector of that church, the Rev. William Roi^eri?. It will be 
noticed that they commence in 155S, the year tluat the order for keeping such 
registers was issued by tlie Vicar General of England. The London Athmaum well 
remarks, " Every a Iditional register pii'olished is ii distinct gain and implies for 
students, pre>:ent and tutiirc, a substantial saving in time and labor." We hope 
that Mr. Hallen's undertaking will receive the necessary support to enable him to 
bring out a volume like this every year, edited with the same care and printed in 
the same faultless style. 

The Making of New En'jiand. 1580-1643. By Samuel Adams Drake, with many 

Illustrations and Maps. New York : Charles Seribner's Sons. 18S6. 8vo. 

pp. X.+251. Price 

This is an entertainingly written story of the early days of New England and inci- 
dentally of the whole country. 

Tl)e author is a well-known writer of history, and has fulfilled his promise in the 
preface of supplying the want of "brief, compact, and handy manuals of the 
beginnings of our country." There is much relating to the Indians, and he tells 
the story of the pioneer colonies, and gives us brief accounts of various dis- 
coveries, among which of Field's discovery of the White Mountains from 
the neighborhood of wlir.t is now Fryeburg, Maine, is worthy of mention. All the 
subjects are treated briefly, but the author gives us a vast amount of well told in- 
formation. The illustrations are very numerous and interesting, including locali- 
ties, individuals, buildings, ancient articles of dress and furniture, and many 
other objects of interest. The frontispiece is a view of Cuttyhunk Island, the site 
of the fiist New England Colony, and there are several valuable maps in the book. 

The work is printed in excellent type, and its general appearance is attractive. 
It would seem that tiiis little volume ought to have a large circulation, for it is 
deserving of it, and contains matter that every intelligent person should knoTT 
something about. 

By George K. Clarke, LL.B., of Needham, Mass. 

The RepnhJic of New H.acen,a History of Municipal Evolution. By Charles H. 

Levermore, Ph.D., Fellow in History 1834-5, Johns Hopkins University. 

Baltimore : N. Murray, Publication Agent, Johns Hopkins University. 1S86. 

pp. viii.4-31"2. 

This is a history carefully written and constructed, according to the new historical 
methods adopted at the Johns Hopkins University. We are not quite sure that we* 
coalJ state, accurately, wherein tiiese mcthodsditfer from those heretofore employed 
by historical students. There is evidently a more minute and con.-^ecutive unfolding 
of events, so that the nan-ative grows as a tree grows, step by step, irom the germ to 
the outmost branches. There is noticeable also a constant care to trace the laws, the 
usage's, the institutions of our early x\ew England society (especially as they ap- 
peared in the New Haven Colony), to similar European customs and laws whctlier in 
Engand or on the continent. As f\\r as possible the writer aims to trace these 
coinciding features back to their European origin. 

This method is to be called new, not so much in its nature or kind, as in the 
degree and sytematic c;\re witli which it is worked. Men employ eil the Baconian 
system of reasoning ages before Lord Bacon embodied it in terms. Indeed it would 
never have deserved to be called a .system, if it were not in accordance \yith the 
normal operations of the human mind. So this new method of writing history is 
not, as it seems to us, to be called a discovery, but only a more systematic 
employment of old ways and old materials. 

But after saying tins wo are ready to irive full praise to the volume before us. 
The work is very carefully and conscientiously done, and makes an exceedingly 
interesting narratire. The men wiio planted the Colony of New Haven in 1638 were 
a clioice comp-.ny. la average wealth, cultare and dignity, no previou-^ arrival 
on the New England shores had been superior to this. The two most cons[)ieuou3 
figures in this select group were John Davenport, the pastor and religioua 
t'-acher, and The iphllus Elton the Governor. Tlie writer thinks it an evidence of 
John Davenport's superiority as a scholar, that be was entered at Oxford University 
at the age of fourteen. But that was then a common age for entrance at the 

f 114 Booh ISFotices. [Jan. 

> English Universities. Jolin Cotton of Boston •was entered at Emmanael College, 

I Ciinibriilge, at the a;?e of tiiirteen. John Norton was in Peterhoase College at 

I fourteen. John Wilson of Doston was in King's College at fourteen. The con- 

I ditions of English scholarsliip were such, at that time, that fourteen was only a 

little below the average aire of entrance. 

It would be pleasant, did our space allow, to ramble over these pages which we 
have read with great interest, and call attention to the many facts and features illus- 
trating the New Ilaveu Ilij'tury. The narrative stretches from 1638, nearly two 
hundred and fifty years, almost down to the present time. 

The thougbt has occurred to us, as we have read, whether in this minute way of 
tracing historical events, the vices and crimes of society do not till a dispropor- 
tionate place in the narrative. The pure and orderly life, day by day, and year by 
year, of the great body of men and women does not appear in the public records , and 
is not likely to be dwelt upon in detail, by tlie historical writer. On the other 
hand, the wickedness of men, their punishable offences, are laid up in the pro- 
ceedings of the courts aud very easily report themselves to the searcher after facts. 
By the Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D.,of West Newton, Mass. 

! Old Families of Concord, Mass., and a Record of their Descendants in Part to the 

j Present Generation. Vol. I. Edited by Charles Edward Potter. Boston : 

1837. Large 4to. pp. 15t>. Price, $5. 
j ■ The old families oi' Concord afford a very attractive field for the labors of the 

I genealogist, and one in which very little work has as yet been done. The genealogies 

1 of Flint, Fletcher, Hunt, Balkeleyand Presc^tt have indeed been carefully compiled 

and published in volumes which are familiar to all students of the subject, and 
Farrar, Minott and one or two others have been more or less elaborately traced 
in the pages of the Register, but apart from these there are no printed sources of 
information except the totally inadequate and often misleading" Notices of Early 
Families and Distinguished Men" in the Appendix to Shattuck's History, and the 
fragmentary notes of Savage. And yet it is doubtful if there is any other, even 
of our oldest towns, whose families have become so widely spread throughout the 
country. The first inland settlement in New England, it was the natural gateway 
to the 3"et unpeopled wilderness, and its people were found among the colonizers 
of every new migration to the north and west. Especially through Worcester 
county, the northern and western parts of Middlesex, and the southern towns of 
New Hampshire, the old Concord names are to tiiis day among the most com- 
mon and familiar. A trustworthy record of the early generations of these old 
families would therefore be of the greateat utility to local historians and gene- 
alogists almost everywhere in New England. The writer of thia notice has had 
frequent occasion to consult nearly ail of the New England town histories now 
in print, and has been much struck with the inaccuracies which have been perpetu- 
ated in tiiem in this particular. .Many of these iiiaceurac 'es are to be ascribed to a too 
confident reliance, on the part of the vfriters, upon the g-nealogical notes of Shatmck, 
who was often very widely incorrect in his statements of family connections. Fifty 
years ago, when the History of Concord was written, the town's registers of births. 
marriages and deaths were not so easily c >nsult3d as they are now. The original 
entries on the rcotrds were made somewhat at random, in various parts of the 
" Town Books,"' and were not indexed, so that it was easy to make mistakes in 
their interpretation. At the same time the Probate Records of Middlesex were by 
no means in so go>i shape as at present (thoa^Iiit must be said that even now 
there is a wide room for improvement in this du-ection, as far as the first two hun- 
dred years of the records are concerned), and many statements found their way aa 
facts into the pages of Shattuck, whicii a careful consultation of these records has 
since shown to be erroneous. It would be a great bjon to genealogists if some one 
could be found to do for the Concord families w!iat Dr. Bond did for those of Water- 
town ; tjut in default of such an exhaustive work as his, we welcome this les3 
ambitious book of Mr. Potter's, wiiich, while not attemping to cover so much 
ground as Bond's, is yet fairly to be compared to it in carefulness of research and 
accuracy of statement, and is by all odds the most com!)rchensive and important 
contribution yet made to the study of Cone )rd family history. 

Barrett, Blood, Br.joks, Brown, Buttrick, Davis, Farrar, Flint. Hirtwell, 

Haywari, Ilosur^r, llublxird, Jones, .Minott, Potter, '>Vheeler, Willard, and 

Wood are the principal families that are traced with more or less coinpletenes.s, 

■ a list of names including a very largt; prop irtion of the colonists and early settlers 

18S7.J Booh JSFoticen. 115 

of CDncord, and so allied by raarri<i2;e with all the rest, that there is hardly a Con- 
cord name to be found that does not occur more than once iu Mr. Potter's pasres. 
So far as I have been able to examine the work, I have detected no vitnl errors of 
fact, and but few trivial mistalces, such as are unfortunately impossible to be 
avoided by even the most pain.-takinij proof-reader, liiio tlie occasional mis-spelling 
of a proper name for instance. 

The arrangement of the book is novel and ingenious. The tabular delineations 
of t'ne genealogies are all placed by themselves in the first part of the volume, of 
which they occupy rather more than one half, and are cntirelj- unencumbered by 
notes or by any extraneous references. Under the names of the parents are given the 
rarues of the children in each family, the place and date of birth, date of death, 
date of marriage, and the name and parentage of the wife or husband, v»'ith the 
year of birth and death. Each name is given a line by itself, and all names, 
are numbered consecutively, the consecutive number being afterward affixed to the 
name wherever it reappears in the tables. To the naiue of each person whose line 
is followed any further, is also added the number of the page on which his or her 
immediate descendants are recorded. An advantage of this systeui of tabulation is 
that all of the above-named particulars that are known concerning any individual 
may bs seen at a glance, while the blank spaces left in tlie table sliow as plainly 
and concisely just what is lacking in the record. In these blank space? the names or 
dates missing may be written, if they are ever discovered, or in the case of persons 
now living the record of the facts of marriage and death may Ije inserted as they 
occur. A complete index renders original access to the tables perfectly easy, 
•while the system of cross-reference by numbers to individuals and to pages is 
readily understood and easily foUuwed. 

'J'he biographical and historical matter follows the tables, reference to which is 
facilitated by the continued use of the ori^iinal numbers. These pages contain a 
lari!;e amount of original matter, and are illustrated with fourteen finely executed 

^Ir. Potter announces his work as " Vol. I.," but no lack of completeness is to 
be inferred from tiiis fact, the volume being complete in itself as far as it goes, 
the intention of the author being to take up in sub-C'iuent volumes the consider- 
ation of other families, with such reference to the present work as may be necessary. 

By George Tobnaa, Esq., of Concord, Mass. 

Thf Visitafion of Herefordshire. Made by Robert Coolie, Clarenreiir in 1569. 

Edited by Frederic William Weaver, Late Demy of ^Magdalen College, Oxford. 

Editor of " The Visitations of tlie County of Somerset in 15^1. 1573." Exet-er : 

Privately Printi.d for the Editor by William Pollard and Co., North Street, 1886. 

Royal 8vu. pp. viii. +107. Subscription Price, 15 shillings. To be obtained of 

the author. Rev. F. W. Weaver, Milton Vicarage, Evercreech, Bith, England. 

This is the first Visitation of Herefordshire, taken, and the 5rst of that county 
which has been printed. Other Visitations were taken in I .31 and 1US3. The 
copy of the Visitation of 15Gi) which the editor has chosen to print from is that in 
Ilarleian MS. 615. in the British Mu«eum. as he considers this the best authority 
outside of the College of Arms. He has carefully collated this with_ other manu- 
scripts and noted the ditl'.jrences which occur, giving many additions and cor- 
rections. He has also vei-y fully annotated the various pedigrees, drawing his facts 
from a variety of sources. Eigliteen additional pedigrees belonging to the end of 
the sixteenth"or the hcnnning of the seventeenth century have been appen^lcd by 
the editor to the Visitation of 1569, and in all cases he has noted the manuscript 
froia whicli the transcript has been made. 

It is sufiieient to say that the book has been edited in the sanie^careful and 
thorough manner as was Mr. "Weaver's edition of the lOtTl and 1573 Visitations of 
the County of Somerset, noticed Ijy us in October. 1635. The volume is handsvjiuely 
printed, uniform with the Harleian Society's Publications, and ua.s full indexes of 
persons and places. 

Lif^ and .^-"rr/r<'5 nf the Hon. John Russet! Bartlctt. A Paper read before the 
'Pxhnte hlmid Historical Siri'iii Novcm'ier 2. 1SS6. Ey AVilliam Gaiimell, 
President of th.- Society. Providence : Printed by the Providence Press Com- 
pany. 1886. 8vo. pp. 20. 

The aim of Prof. Gaminell in tliis paper on Mr. Bartlett is, as he tells the 
members of the society whom he is addressing, " to reproduce his life and career as, 
in different degrees, they were known to us ail— a life and career bright with 

I iiQ Booh Notices. [Jan. 

n^efulne^s and honor, filled ^vith heroic indastry, devoted to ennobling studies, 
n^n vnnr^itli la°re and varied attainments, nnd worthy to be an cxan>p!e and a 
crowned Mitt laii,e anu> u .i^sjciated with him here in Dromotm!: the 

stimahi. t. all ot us, ^^ ho ^^^J^,^ ;? s f n'cd '' ^^^^^^^'^^^ «'">''"«>! ^as fully 
generous object^ f M 1'' T l AVl nd Jc k son his friend's ^n-ave is worthy of 
sueeeededind.ngt^^^. ihe sa> ^ml jc^^ ^^^^^,^^^ ^^ -^(^^ p^i,,^^, l,,^„d 

h.s memorj M . Ra tlc« ^ J ;^,^^^„^ f,^^. ,^^3 = ontributions to the history and 

\ SS?^?i?;"r tl^c "S^ Ife w- vice president for his state of the New Eng- 

{ land Historic Genealogical Society. 

f ■ \V,niamBhr'on By Thomas CoFFtv Amory. Boston : Old State House. lS8f. 

I SvoppS. Price 50 cts. To be purchased of the Bostonian Society at the Old 

i State House, Boston. ^ ., •„ . • o • ^,. " 

This memoir is the first number of .the ^ Collections « ^he Bostoman ...eiet 
Tt was read as a nailer bcfare tiiat s„ciety November U, — >0. In it -Mr. -)'\i ^^y'^;- 
It was .eaa as a interesting information about the first 

succeeded in c-^;^!^^^ '"j^ J =^^-^J,^^ ^^^^^ ^,,^ ,^,^ elty of B .ston, and his home- 
mhabitan f^=P'^""'^'-'';'V 0^0,1.0 Mr. Amorv ha- not been able to connect 

I wnt:^ BbxS^^ Bli^kSi^^s hirna;ie is usually written, with any of the 

Wil iarablaxton,orma K^L. c gives much information about the 

1 families of t'^e^nic in the mothei counti^ lie . ^^^^ ^ ^_^^ ^^. ^.^ 

various ^-^^.^^l^^^^^JSTS^^ ^^^ named WUliam (see Burke's 
I William Llacki.^ton ot ^]}yf^^ ^' \,- H , ^,,,^^.1^^ y^ buttle, Ph.D., made 

i SleetL^Jbr a^:mton^a?tc^ See RS,™!..xiv. 315), but when he learned 

J ??^'f , .^"r • L \Tr Arnorv W13 en-ac-cd On a similar work he placed his manu- 

that his friend Mr -^°^'^;\^\; ^';--5^='';^led,.^s his indebtedness to him. A fac- 
S^^j;\h^nSo'rapW W U Su^tJii^ obtained from tliesub^cription hook of 

> eim-.le ot ^^e ^ '"-'^^P^^^ ,y ^, appears in Foote's Annals ot King's Chapel, vol. 1. 

Emmanuel Lollege bj^ lound in this country, but he witnessed the 

P-.,, 'r T , "r ,0 n.t o Sfiv, and in the record of h s signature his surname is 

i rpclb"S!;S.f (" °BE^iT»:'v°4l;)", as .. .h, books Sf b.^.n.A College, 

Cambridge, England. 

Chronicle of the Coach. Charing Cross to llfracomb. By Jons Dexison 

l^hroniLie or in. "r , y^ Elward L. Chichester. Charles fecribner s teons : 

kewS: ;;^^6'l^S!^^^3:^riceS2. For .ale by W.B. Clarke & Carrutn, 

340 Washington Street, Boston. _ 

This book is written in a li-ht and rather pleasing style, and gives a very 

reSrble account o the excursion of a coachin.:: party from Charing Cross, London 

tritfiacoX They visited Winchester, and Esecer among other 

to lltiaconine. ^]yf \. „.,,eUcnt descriptions of the ancient cathedrals in 

places, and the writer ? ^^^^^f-'^^'^^^^i^^Vat Bjndcn House, Sherborne, and our 

i SSr:?Je; a^Jy inS ^^ ^l^^S^. (Jiuo of a typical English, country 

f author Si\c= a vei^ inu.-b^ ^ Bondon some question aoout hia 

1 S rinstor:^ thaf g;^tl ;^n rep;;;d, •■ nVc don't belong hL. Our homo is 

tamii> ni-.ioi>, ua been here only about two hundred years. The 

1 ■ LSa[ SlusS S abound throughoit the book are accurate, and the 

• ""'^i'"' wS''r'luastra?cd in a very attractive manner, and will well repay the 

The work 1- ^^'^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^ kJp^ru<al. being both encor: lining and instruc- 

genera rea(krt.irn^d.wtat^u=p^ni^^^^^^^ .^^^^^ intiaidin:: tlieir democratic 

tive. One ci luo 'f .^^'^^f^ ^^.\;^'\.^l^i ,iJ strikes the reader as having been in very 

^ZZSU:S£^S^^^^^^^ - nowayaii.ets^thenieat.of 

''X'^K. Clarke, LL.B... of Nealhanu Mass. 

I' r^, n- r ,, i?,r,^,-rt Winchc'^tcr Mass.: Printed for the Members of the 

Th^ J dodi ■:KVd^;^d to'the historl- a„d g.nealo.y ol U mche^ter Mn^s., wjjs 
,; in r.ntrii-v l^>5 Two co;!ri!>;lc \olumes ave now h?torc' US. itie 
S"hSm mi IweJe r^.ticed l!y us in July, 18.5 The Jeadnig artide in the next 
ci^t lareL iiu vcrv full h o-'raphv of the pioneer, Edward Con\ei.-e, 

1 ESlSiiSl^iibK^So^^ 

, 1887.] BgqJc Mtices. 117 

the town of Wobiirn. They constituted the first board of selectmen, April 13, 
1644, "seven good and hoticst men." The article is by Kev. Leiinder Thompson. 
Other* papers "^in the number nre: The Old Converse Mill, by A. E. AV'hitney ; 
Winche-ter in 1640, by Abijah Thompson; Our Aborigines, by the Editor, Prof. 
George Cooke; Titlunir-men and Heads of Families, IfiSO, by \V . R. Cutter; 
Koads previous to IbaO, by L. R. Symmei? ; Parish Records, by E. 11. Rice; 
Con<rre2:ational Church Choir, by Dr. David youn<;maii ; and about fifty pages of 
Tovrn History from various sources, mostly by the president of the sociecy. Mr. 
Abijah Thompson, vrbo has scouted far and wide into tlic domain of Iiiscory. Tlic 
number contains home-made poetry of merit; and the faces of the five Town 
Clerks — all now living — beam upon the reader from one of the pages. It has also- 
views of historical buildings. 

The Ci-st number of Volume II. for January, 1886, is what might be termed 
an Illustrated Number. In two pages, Mr. Thompson has placed the portraits of 
all the selectmen from 1850 to 1885. What town can boast of such a group ? Forty 
yearsof the fathers of this town have their shadowy eyes upon you. Onotherpages 
we see six Orthodox Deacons, all sterling faces, and five Town Treasurers. Here also 
are pictures of the Unitarian Church and its lamented Pastor, the Rev. Richard 
Metcalf, and in a retired niche one can belmld the Ofliccrs of the Historical 
and Genealogical Society. A bird's eye view of the village of \^inchestor is seen 
near the end of the number. In the frontispiece is a map of Waterlield and Rock- 
field, IfiSS, plotted from the Charlestown Book of Possessions, by Prof. Cooke. 
This, as well as the leadiug article by him, is the result of a vast amount of 
labor and research and is invaluable to the history of the town. There is a 
biography of James Thompson and a genealogy of the family, besides other articles 
which we have not space to allude to, much less to characterize. It ia a mobt 
excellent number. 

The number for March, 1SS6, leads off with a short biography of The Three 
Rjchardsons, brothers, and their possessions, by Kev. Leander Thompson ; a paper 
on Piiilemon Wright, by L. R. iSymmes ; The Walker Family, by 11. D. Lord; 
The Walker paper (Thompson collection); Gravestone Inscriptions (Walker's), by 
W. R. Cutter; Parish History, by Rev. George Cooke; Sextons of the Church, 
by Abijah Thompson; Mill Privileges and the Belknap Family, both by W. R. 
Cutter ; and What I Remember of the West Side School, by Warren Teele, besides 
valuable historical gleanings. This number is well illustrated by maps, public 
buildings, pictures, portraits — thus retaining the shadows while the substance 
vanishes awaj'. The other numbers contain a like variety of articles and illustra- 
tions. If it be asked how is it possible for a society to gather and print so much ! 
in so short a time, and to gather a library of nearly one thousand books and 
pamphlets, hundreds of photographs, pictures and relics, we answer that it is 
owing to the enthusiam of its President, which he has communicated to its 
members. . j 

By George T. Littkfidd, Esq,, of Winchester, Mass. 

The Old Boston Taverns and Tavern Clubs. By S.\muei. Adams Dr.ake, Author of I 

" Old Landmarks of Boston," etc. etc. Boston: Cupples, Upham & Company. I 

Old Corner Bookstore, 283 Washington Street. 1S86. Sm. 4to. pp. 70. Price | 

50 cts. ' I 

This interesting historical pamphlet contains the substance of a paper read a few 
years ago before the Bostonian ^society. It treats of the tavern as an institution ; 
of the earlier ordinaries, as they were called, takin:; the name, wc suppose, from a 
regular meal served fay them at a certain price, which was called an ordinary ; of 
these taverns in Revolutionary times ; and of the humor to he found in tavern signs, 
or ale-stakes, as we find them spoken of in some of the old books ; together with an 
appendix, containing the names and a brief account of the Boston caverns down 
to 1800. We need say no more as to the treatment of subjects than that it 
evinces the breadth and the accuracy of knowledge of our local history which char- I 

actcri^e all the writings of Mr. Drake. { 

We are reminded by this sketch, of English life, and particularly of London. , 

Shenstone sighed to think that, in all his travels, he had found '" his warmest wel- ' 

come at an inn." When Dr. Johnson said that nothing had yet been contrived by 
which so much happine&s is produced as by a good tavern or inn, he probably had in 
view, chiefly, the shelter and cheer offered by it to the traveller and stranger. But 
to his geaeratioQ, and to the generation that followed him, both in Old and New 
VOL. XLI. 11 

118 Book J^oiices. [Jan. 

Eni;land, the bvcrn meant much more tliaa this ; it was a place of popular report 
and a centre of intornKitiun ; it was coninioii jrround upon which men met tor polit- 
ical, literary and sjcial purposes. As was natural, thesi^na under which the tav- 
erns in lioston carried on business, were similar to, often the same as, those in use 

in the mother countrv. iler 
heroes. — t! 
upon them 

Here, as there, the heads of political, military and naval 
heroes. — the ^reat Protector, Gc-neral Wi^lfo, Admiral Vernon, — were emblazoned 

em. With reference to the first of the tlirec mentioned, the example should 
be limited in its application to New En<;land. The name of Cromwell, ac all 
events since the Kistoration, has not been in favor with Eni^lisli tavern keepera, 
nor would it liave been pleisin;.-; to their customers. His head was h\ing, in grim 
reality, at Westminster llali: and the common people accepted once hjr alC the 
verdict passed on his life and memory by the court party. This recalls the remark 
of a Conservative old lady at the time of Wili<es's _<?roat popularity, that he s^ung 
everywhere but where he oui^Mit. The " Bunch ol Grapes," as Mr. Drake points 
out, has mention in Shakspearc. The " Red Lion " is to be found in almost every 
town in England; the " Rose and Crown" marks at least two taverns in L<3ndon 
to-day. Tlie uld " Dog and Pot " in Ann Street, followed a very old I^ondon sign, 
the '• Doi,''s Head in the Pot," which is still in use, Mr. "Walford gays, over a hard- 
ware shop near Blackfriars Bridge. The " Salutation Tavern," at'the North End 
near the ferry, is often referred to in Judge SewalTs diary. On its sign two friends 
■were shown greeting each other, or. periiaps, a landlord was weleomin^g the coming 
guest. We doubt whether this name followed the " Salutation and Cat " in New- 
gate Street, London, which was frequented by Coleridge and Southey. ]>ut our 
limits will not permit us to pursue further the interesting topics suggested so plea- 
santly to us by Mr. Drake's little book. 

By Hainilloii Andrews Hill, A.M., of Boston. 

History of North Brookfi"ld, Massachusetts. Preceded hy an. Account of Old 
Quabavg. Indian and English Occupation, 1G17-IG76. and Brookfield Records,. 
16S6-17b3. By J. il. Temple, Author of " History of Northfield," '• History of 
Framingham," etc. With a Genealogical Register. Published by the Town of 
North Brookfield. 1SS3. 8vo. Price $5. Sold by the Agent of the Commit- 
tee of Publication, Hiram Knight, E>q., North Brookfield. 

This carefully prepared work has been several j'ears in preparation, and is now- 
issued in a handsome and attractive volume of over eight huudred octavo pages. 
It Contains a full account of the Quahaug Plantation, Indian and English ;''the 
annals of Biookfield for 100 years ; and a complete History of North Brookfield, as 
precinct and town. 

Important discoveries have been made by the author in regard to the Quabaug 
tribe of Indians. In order to fix upon the points occupied by the native villages, 
and trace the Indian trails and early English bridle-paths, referred to by Pynchon, 
Eliot and Gookin, he traversed the country, with the old Brookfield Town-plot as a 
cen re, for twenty miles in extent. The result was satisfactory, both in confirming 
the accuracy of tho-e early writers, and in the discovery of numerous aboriiinal 
" remains," of fort-sites, store towns and clusters of wigwara.s — some of which are 
mentioned in the early histories, but have nut befijre been identified — and some of 
which were previously unknown to either history or tradition. 

" New light is thrown on the last years of the sachem Massasoit. An authentic 
account is given of the Surprise and Defeat of Capt. Wheeler, Aug. 2, 1^75. which 
■was /Ae significant event of Philip's War, and which proved to be the hinae on 
which the question of War turned. The Fir^t Settlement, and destruction of the 
pLce ; the Permanent Settlement and incorporation of the town, are sketched ia 
detail, together with biographical notices of the early undertakers. The part 
taken by Brookfield and North Brookfield in the French and Indian Wars, and the 
Revolution, is given, with names and terms of service of all officers and soldiers 
as preserved in tiie State Archives. North Brookfield's record in the late Civil 
War is com.piled from returns in the Adjutant General's office; an'i a careful 
digest is presented of all matters pertaining to the schools, churches, public 
enterprises and industries of the town." 

The book is '• largely composed of Original Records and OfEcial Documents, 
copied from tiie Town and Parish Books, the County Registers, and the Massa- 
chusetts and Connecticut State Archives, anl now first put in print." 

The Genealogical Register, by the late Hon. Charles Adams, Jr., is a valuable 
contribution to New England family history. It is as complete as it could be made 

1887.] Booh Xotices. 119 

by " cfireful inquiry and exhaustive research among record?, public and private, 
and a wiile currespundence." 

*' The town of North BrcikCcld has inade rrenerou?; 2;rants of money to defray 
the expenses of the work. The committee of"puhlic;itiun iutve heartily seconded 
the luViurs of the historian and editor ; and the book is otVered to tlic pulilic in 
the belief that it will meet the expectations of Brookfield's citizens and tlieir 
widely scattered connectims, as well as furnish new and valuable iniormation to 
the f^cneral reader, the political economist, and the antiquary." 

Tiio bo )k is illustrated with numerous tirst-class engravings, consisting of 
portraits, battle scenes, etc. 

By Henry E. Waite, Esq., West Nciclon, Mass. 

[To Mr. Waite this volume owes much of its value, he having been indefatigable 
in collecting materials illustrating the history and genealogy of Brookfield and 
North Brookiield. — Editor.] 

Northern Nutes and Queries. Published quarterly. Edited by the Rev. A. W. 
CoKNELirs II.^LLEN. xM.A.. F.S.A.Scot.. F. Hug. S., JI. Ilarl. Soc. Edinlmrgh-: 
David Douglas. 1SS6. Vol. I. Xo. 3. Price 1 shilling a number. Annual 
subscriptiou, payable in advance. 4 shillings, which entitles tlie gubscriber to the 
Supplement, namely, a transcript of Ralph Kokeby's CEconornia Hokebeioru/n, in 
4 quarterly parts. 

This periodical, devoted to the history, genpalogy and antiquities of Scotland and 
the English Border (Jounties. the first number of which was noticed by us in Octo- 
ber, has now reached the third number. It is filled with excellent antiquarian 
matter. We commend it to the patronage of our readers. 

Addresses on the Services of Washin/jlon, before the School Children of Boston, in 
the Old South Meeting- House. 22 Fibrvary, 1S86. By William Everett. Boston : 
Roberts Brothers. 1S86. 12mo. pp. 29. 

The life of Washington affords a rare example of the immense amount of good 
that a single determined will can accomplish when it has right on its side Sj much 
has hten written about him that ne are almost tempted to think that nothing mure 
can be said in his praise. We are certain that malice cannot wound Uuit colossal 

Thtre have not been wanting those who would detract from his fame as a soldier. 

! I believe he was a great soldier. lie may not have bet-n the brilliant strategist that 

j Napoleon was, but then he had greater difficulties to contend with. Napoleon had 

j disciplined soldiers, well paid and equipped. "Washington had such recruits as jie 

I could muster, otten destitute of food and clothing. But he had that grand t? moity 

} of our British race which enables us to rule the world, a tenacity that w^U not leC 

us knuw even when we are l^eaten. ^^e never give up the battle as long as liic lasts. 

I It has been said of some general that he was more dangerous after a defeat than 

j after a victor*. Itwassowith Washington. He was never discouraged by de- 

j feat, but mantully fought his way through the dark cloud that surrounded him to 

the bright dawn of our national life. He was well acquainted with the ingratitude 

of men. He was no stoic, either, and he had a will strong enoui^h to crush his ene- 

I mies, but he never souL^bi revenge. He always tried to do his duty before God and 

man. And he did do his duty. After weary years he s;iw the result of his labors. 

Dr. Everett has given us an admirable summary of his life. It secun to me that 
he struck the keynote nf the subject when he laid such stress on his character. He 
says : "It was his undineiiine devotion to right and duty, the stern rebuke of any- 
thing like wrong, the absolute" reliance on God and reference to his will, which lift- 
ed him up to a higher level than most of us reach, and caused nien to look to his 
words and his very thouglits as those of the inspired of the Lord." 
By Daniel Rollins, Esq., of Cambridge. 

A Mrmoir of Jvdfje EUmzir Thompson, of Durham, JSnc Hampshire, xcith some 

account of his Paren/afje and Qffspnni/. By his Great-Granddaugliter. M.\rv P. 

THOiii'SON. Printed i(jr Private Lircuiatiun only. Concord, N. II. : Printed by 

the Republican Press A.«sociation. 1S60. 8vo. pp. 66. 

A well-written biography is a valuable contribution to history, from the personal 
interest it adds to the events of a period, and from the opportunity it al]i;rds of stu- 
dying; them from a new point of view, luttrtsting as are the events uf our Revo- 
lution, thev gain a new charm when viewed successively from the standpoint of 
Washington, Adams, Greene, Patrick Henry, and its other leaders, great and 

! 120 J3oo1c Notices, [Jan. 

! small, in the pages of their memoirs. Mach good -vvork Las been done in this field, 

i but a creat deal remains undone. There are still many heroes of that period to 

whose ardent patriotism and important services, no adequate justice ba.s been done, 
buchare Ilancocii.and Bowdoiiu Weare, Bartlfttand Fulsom. , u i- 

i And 6uch hitherto lias been Jud-e F.benezer Thompson, of Durham, of whom his 

I great-crranddau-litcr. Miss Mary 1'. Th-mipson, has now contributed, in an eiei^an. 

pamphlet of eighty-four pnces, a -enenlogical and biographical memoir, that wiil 
I prove a valuable addition to\New R.inp.^hire hi.-tory. Miss Ihompson is an accom- 

I piished and graceiui writer, and has all tiie pfiseverance and enthu.jasm in research 

and the caution in statement of the thorough historical student, tier little 1x)0K is 
1 the result of careful and diligent investigation, and it tells the story of a life that 

f was devoted, in a remarkable degree, to the .>=ervice of the public. Judge Ihompson 

1 was a man of versatile po\vers. Educated a physician, he was also in early lite a 

' land-sur^-vor and later was much consulted in mutters ot law. His public otlicea 

and duties were very many. From 1TG6 till the Kevolution, he was a meniber trom 
Durham of the General Assemblv, where he became known aa one of Uie chiet leaa- 
ereof the pooular party. He was secretary of the several Provincial <^ongresses 
held at Eseteir • first secretary of the State of New Hampshire, an oLice which he 
held till 1786 ; "ten.vt-ars clerk of the State Sennte ; si.K years a member and secretary 
of the Committee o"f Safety ; five years a Councillor ; member of the Constitutional 
Conventions at Concord in 1778-9. and in 1791-2 ; Justice oi the Peace ; Apnt for 
New Hampshire in the Vermont Controversy ; Representative and State Senator, 
1 Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for Strafford Co. from 1783 to 1-87 : Judje of 

1 the Court from 1787 to 1795, and from 179G to his death in lhO-2 ; Justice of the 

i Sunerior Court, 1795-6 ; four times Presidential Elector, etc. In town matters he 

! was equally active, being eighteen years Town Clerk ; ten years Selectman ; Asses- 

eor Ovei-eer of the Poor, Auditor ot Acomnts, etc. Ill health alone preventeu hi8 
serving the people in a larger sphere, lie twice declined elections totne Continen- 
tal Concrre^ His was a busy and useful life, and we can well believe the state- 
1 mentot" his biographer, that he was " incontestably the most eminent man ever 

born in the town of Durham." . . „ i • , ,-^ wT,; .>,;<. 

A very valuable feature of this memoir is the genealogical portion whii-h is 
i much fuller than is usual in biographies, and which is not a mere dry list ot names 

and dates, but abounds in incidents of adventure. While Judge Thompson s pa- 

■ ternal ancestry cannot as yet be traced with absolute certainty beyond his lather, 
Robert ofDurham, there is much information of interest concerning his mother 8 
ancestors, the Emersons and Davises, who suffered in an unusual degre^e from the 
attacks of the Indians. It gives one a vivid idea o the hardships and P"ds of 
early New England life, to read that three of this lady s uncles and two ot her 
aunts wilh parts or the whole of their families, were at diSerent tunes killed oy 
the Indians ; and another aunt, the famous heroine Hannah Dustan. and t^^o cou- 
sins, were made prisoners, one of the latter becoming a nun in Canada where her 

I' nam. is recorded as " iM"-" Dcs Visses." There is also sonic account ot the ances- 

try of Jud'.eThompson-swife,---the Torrs and ; and a genealogy of his Oe- 

■ ecendants," including valuable information of the connected lamihes of Demerit, 

I McCrlUisand Kelsey. ^ x. a • r^^t- „,vfaa a F 

The book is elegantly printed on handsome paper, and abounds in foot-notes t 
reference and explanation. It is a valuable monouraph. 
By O. G. Hasktns, Jr., A.M., of Cambridfje, Mass. 

Trans-AlHhany Pioneers. Historical Sketches of the First White Settlemenls West 
of the Aile'jhames 1743 and after. Wonderful Erpepcnces of HMr-p and He- 
rotsm of those who arst braved the danrjers of thel.ihospua e \\MernessandJhe 
Savaae Tribes that then Inhahiltd it By John P. Hai.e Charleston, West \ ir- 
ginia. Cincinnati: The Graphic Press, 135 Main St. 1SS6. 
Mr Hale deserves much praise for collecting and preserving these memorials of 
«' *he' first white settlements west of the AUeghanies.'; As he himself remarks . 
" Those who braved the dangers, privations and liardslups of pioneer life and par- 
ticipated in the stirrin- scenes and events that attended the transtonnation of the 
wide ness into hives ot industry and homes of comfort and luxury, .seldom kep 
diaries, or left written records or histories of their wondeytul ach.eveinents and 
thdiln'r e.tperiences, the circumstances and surr,)un.lings not tavonng the w. uing 
or pre^e" vinl' of such records ; nor indeed did the taste, of the hardy Pi;;'neer. run 
Ta that dirOcTion, and therofore, as the older generaUons passed away, many of them 

1887.] Booh ^^otices. 121 

carried with tliera recollections and traditions can never he recovered, and thus 
has been much of the pioneer history as interesting as any that lias been pre- 

Tl-.e author, thererorc. has done well to gather up what time has spared of the 
early history of the men and events in Ki'iitucky, VVet^t Viriiiiiia and the adjacent 
tarritary. In doinu; so he has made a very interestinic and v:Lhr.ibie book. The 
volume is well printed, and is iiluttrated by portraits, views and otlier engravinga. 

The Mournful Ballad of Isaac Abbott. Robert Clarke .t Co. Cincir.nati. 1SS6. 

Fop. 4to. 27 leaves. Price $1. 

The ^Mournful Ballad of Isaac Abbott of Hartford, North America, ■'.vith tlic ori- 
ginal air, were taken down bj' the editor, E. P. Craneh, Ksq., of Cincinnati. Ohio, 
as he heard theia more than tilty years ago frum a of Dr. N.jaii Webster, 
of New Haven, Ct. Tiiey are here printed from the editor's manuscript. IJe^ides tbiO 
music ol the air, }Jr. Crunch gives 24 full page comic illustrations 'oy liiinself. lie 
can furnish no information as to the authoiship or exact d;ite of this " relic of the 
simple country life ot New England,'' thougii he tells us that "for more than a 
hundred years the ballad and the air have been handed down from lather to son, by 
tradition alone, a kind of preservation awarded only to songs of real pathos and 
originality, and founded on events appealing to universal human interest." 

Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions, from 1878 lo 18S6. By Robert C. 

Wi.NTHROi'. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1886. 8vo. pp. svi.+ti20. 

Portrait, appendix and index. 

This is the fourth volume of Mr. Winthrop's collected address'js and speeches, 
and tlie many admirers of the eminent orator will regret to learn that he ann(iunces 
it as the i;ist. Among the prominent features of tiiis volume are the orativ^ns at 
the Yorktowu Centennial, the Completion of the Washington Mjnument, and the 
unveiling of the Prescotc Statue, tiie addresses at the centennials of the Ameri- 
can Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Birth of Daniel Webster, the 
speech at the two hundred and hftieth anniversary of the Settlement of Boston, 
the tribute to General Grant and tb.e memoir of Henry Clay, the latter written for 
the first volume of Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Gene- 
alogical Society. Nor should the stirring appeal for the preservation of the ancient 
grave-yards of Boston be e')n?"idcred of minor importance in this collection. 

The volume contains in all ninety orations, addresses, speeche.s, papers, letter.? 
and memoirs, comprised within the limit of eight years; an evidence, cons-idering 
the advanced age of the author, of reujarkable industry and mental activity, moro 
especially wlien the magnitude, grandeur and variety of some of the subjects treated 
and tiie painstaking care and judgment bestowed upon them all is noted. Thu 
Yorktown centennial oration alone consists of fifty-four pages, or more than one- 
twelfth of the entire volume. 

It would be entirely superfluous at this late day to add an,' words of praise of 
60 aide and universally known an orator and so accomplished a historical scholor as 
Mr. Winthrop. It would be like "gilding refined gold or painting the lijy." It 
is sufficient to say that he is one of the last and greatest of the orators of the old 
school. His eloquence is not like the roar, the rush, the spatter and the froth of the 
mountain torrent, but more resembles the broad, deep, plicid swell of the ocean. 
With all this there is such a graceful charm of expression, sueh a felicity ot 
phrasing and such a quiet dignity of style even in the more humorous portions, 
that the reader can scarcely take up a single passu ge in any part without being 
interested at once with the elcirant, choice diction and elevated and refined thought 
here presented. His style of e.\'pression is the very poetry of history, and he makes^ 
that usually dry subject faseinatimr as well as ordinarily readable. _ The limits of 
this review prevent me from illustrating to any extent tiie beautilul ciiaracter of 
this work, but I may be iiermitted perhaps to quote one passage as evidence of 
what i;i written above. AVho can to be delighted at the closing part of the 
oration at the unveiling of the Preseott Statue where, after doscritiini: Col. Pre'^cotc's 
report of the result ot the battle of Bunker Hill to Gen. Ward, a^id hi.i request 
that if ne eould have tliree fresli re::iments with arms and auimunilioa he woald 
returi. and retake the hiil, the oratoi- concludes as follow^ : 

" Hs u.\s RETURNED — uutwitli thice fresh regiments only, as he prop >sed, but 
with the acelata.itions of every sddier and every citiz>n wicliin tiie sound of what 
is being .sii.j, or within any kuowiedge of what i.s being done here to-d:-.y. ils 
VOL. XLI. 11* 

122 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

HAS RF.TAKEX BcN'KER IIiLL — find vrith it thc hearts of all who are gathered on it 
at this hour, or who shall be feathered upon it generation after generation in all the 
untold centuries of the future I " 

And the pity of it ail is. tliat these aircat orators are passing awa,y and leaving 
no successors. Able spealicrs tlierc are, but no orators. Let us hope that future 
generations may be better provided in this respect, po that thc scholarly, graceful, 
dignified oratory of an Everett or a Winthrop may be something more than a tra- 

By Oliver B. Stebbins, Esq., of South Boston. 

Memoir of Jonathan Mason Warren, M.D. By IIowakd PATS0>f Aknold. 
Printed fjr Private Distribution. Boston : University Press. ISStJ. 8vo. 
pp. 302. 

This is a very excellent sketch of the life of one of Boston's most skilled and 
esteemed physicians. The son of Dr. John Collins Warren — of whom a memoir 
by the author of this book was printed in the third volume of the Memorial 
Biographies of this society— he sprung from a family noted for generations as 
surgeons, and although in broken health for many yours, he by the force of a 
strong will maintained the highest position in liis profession. 

The author tells the story of Dr. Warren's life at school in Boston and of his medical 
studies in this country and abroad, where lie made the acquaintance of the most 
eminent surgeons both in England and on the continent. His currespondence with 
his father and the entries made iu his journal arc often quoted, and thc period 
I which he spent in Europe is perhaps the most interesting portion of the memoir, 

i Mr. Arnold portraj-s the many noble traits of Dr. Warren, and from this memoir 

i . may be learned the character of the ideal physician. The Doctor died at his home 
! in Boston, August 19, lSo7, aged 56, and his death was a loss not only to his pro- 

fession, but to the poor whose friend he had ever been. 

The frontispiece is a portrait of thc Doctor iu his fortj^-seventh year, and later in 
the work is another from a daguerreotype taken in Paris in 1844. 

The author appears to be thoroughly qualified for his work, and has performed 
it in a manner most creditable to all concerned. It is hardly necessary to say 
that the book is printed in the best manner, and presents an attractive appearance. 
By George K. Clarke, LL.B., of Needham, Mass. 

Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, with Reminiscences Illustrative of the Vicissi- 
tudes of its Pioneer Settlers ; Biographical Sketches of Citizens locally prominent, 
and of those who have Founded Families in thc Southern and Western States ; 
a Diary of the War of 18GI-5, and a Chapter on Reconstruction. By Jos. A. 
Waddell, Member of the Virginia Historical Society. [County Seal]. Richmond: 
TVm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer. 1836. 8vo. pp. 374. 
Mr. Waddell, the author of this book, is a native of S:aunton, the county scat of 
the present AugusUi county, and a grandson of the Lev. James Waddell, D.D.. 
the celebrated "Blind Preacher." lie is an active member cf the Virginia His- 
torical Society, and the present volume is brought out uniformly with the publica- 
tions of that society. The basis of this volume is a contribution by Mr. Waddell to 
the " Historical and Geographical Atlas of Augusta County," issued by Waterman, 
Watkins & Co., of Chicago, ill. This article is here extended to a volume, with 
much matter of interest that has never before appeared in print. 

" The County of Augusta," we are told iu the Preface, '• originally extended 
from the Blue Kidge to the Mississippi River, east and west, and from the great 
lakes on the n^rth to the northern boundary of Tennes.see on the south." A map 
of the county from 1738 to 1770 forms a frontispiece to the volume. 

Mr. Waddell, says the Richmond Dispatch of Nov. 25, I8s6, " is singularly 
well qualified for the task which he has lovingly performed— faithfully and con- 
scientiously. A practicing lawyer — among the best esteemed of Staunton for many 
years — for a time the able and acceptable editor and publisher of the Staunton 
Spec;a/sr, a member of the state senate, and of the constitutional convention of 
1867, a devoted Virginian and a thorough Augustan, his presentation of Augusta's 
features and of its people is no less an endearing than a faithful one." 

The title- page shoTTs the wide range of subjects comprised in this volume, and 
the author has done justice to each of them. The book has a good index. It is 
handsomely printed on fine paper, with a generous margin, and does honor to the 
Bichoiond press from which it iesues. 

1887.1 Booh Notices. 123 

CoUige Je Pcrigord. Par M. Saint-Charles. Toulouse : Imp. Douladoure— 

Privat. Pamphlet. 83-55. 

Anotlicr intercstiiis and valuable contribution to the history of educational 
institutions in the Middle A-es ; the result of the patient research in the hospital 
archives of Toulouse, by M. Saint-Charles. The colle-e was foundtd in l^hO and ex- 
ists to-day as a portion uf the diocesan seminary at Toulouse, ihc work ol M- =5ain_t- 
Charles exhibits the foundation, the expenses, the statutes, the students and their 
quarters, the scholastic grades, the officers and the minor administrations o. the 
institution, throughout its live centuries of existence, ihc learned men educated 
here have lar'^eiy passed from human remembrance; but the tollogc I'engora 
was the alma mater of Ciijas, the jurisconsult, the greatest, as he was among the 
earliest of the modern interpreters of the civil law : and also of Layle, the eminent 
critical sceptic, whose Historical and Critical Dictionary is a masterpiece ot exten- 
sive and curious information. 

By George A. Gordon, A.M., of SomercHUe, Mass. 

The Journal of W'ilUam Dowsing of Slralford, Parliamentary Visitor, appointed 

und^ a Warrant from the Karl of Manchester for Demolishing the Supersiitwus 

Pictures and Ornaments of Churches, etc. within the Count ij of Su(foltcin the 

Years 1613-1644 4 JSew Edition ivith an latroduction, Notes, etc. tiy tUe 
.ptEV. C. H. Evelyn \Vhitk. Ipswich : Pawsey and Hayes, The Ancient House. 

1885. Crown 4to. pp. 61. Price 4s. 
The Great Domesday Book of Ipswich ; Liber Sexlus ; with an Introduction to the 

Entire Volume. Jull Notes and a Commentary; with a Bncf Account ofthe 

Earlier Little Domesday Books belonging to the same Town Ky the l.Ev. C. tl. 

Evelyn U'hitf.. Ipswich; Pawsey and Hayes, Ancient House. 18Sd. Crown 

4to. pp. 36. Only 250 copies printed. Price 2s. 6d. 
An Index to the Visilalion of Norfolk, made A.D. l6M,withan Introduction by 

Charles H. Athill, Blue Mantle, Pursuivant of Arms. Edited by the Kev. O. il. 

Evelyn White. Ipswich: Pawsey and Hayes, The Ancient House. IhfcS. Lrown 

4to. pp. 1'2. Only 150 copies printed. Price 2s. 

The Rev Mr. White, the editor of these works, is the Honorary Secretary of the 
Suffolk Institute of Archa3olo-v and Natural History and the editor oi that society s 
Proceedings. He is also editor of " Th.e East Anglian or Notes a"d/i4^'^'|e^ on 
Subjects connected with the Counties of Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex and iNorfolk, 
a valuable monthly antiquarian publication. i i;.-k«r» 

The Journal of William Dowsing, the tirst book on our, was first published 
1763, and a second edition appeared in 1818. One or more If/.'^.'" ^^'^'^^^'^^^'f^.'!^^^" 
printed before this, but copies have become scarce, and Mr.^V hite has act.d w isely 
in bringing out the present annotated edition. Dowsing, who was born m L.96 and 
d°ed in 1679, was coiimissioned, Dec. 19, 1043, to carry into e feet the oi-d|.nance of 
Parliament August 28, 1613, for removing from churches and c .her Pl^^^^^^^^ ' ^^.p 
all crucitises, crosses and other emblems which, the Puritan members o Parliament 
considered superstitious. Dowsing showed himself a zealous iconoclast, and did 
his disreputable work thoroughly. He began his labors at pv^^^f .^^J''"y°^' 
Sudbury, Jan. 9, 1613-1, and e'ndcd them at Parham on the st ot Octooer ol low- 
ing. All the details of his mutilation of the churches are detailed in hisJouinal. 
The last entry will give an idea of his work : . , 

-149. Parham-Hateheston, Oct. the 1st. There were 21 Cherubims with 
Win-s. in Wood; and 16 superstitious Pictures ^^i"/ P-^Pi^^^ ^^'"^Ij 7'p,„.'* 
double Cross in the Church ; and the representation of the Trinity on he Font 
and the Spears and Nails that Christ was pierced and °f ''^^^ ;^''' ,' ^"'^ ,, 
Crises, all in Stone: 4 superstitious Pictures m ^'.^^ 9l^-"'^«^? ^"^ is'h '1 
in Gla.4; and the Steps to be levelled, by .Mr. Francis Warner, by Oc.. loth. All 

^^k.'^White gives a valuable Introduction to the Journal, and has appended to it 
some importance illustrative notes. A tabular pedigree ol Dowsing, ut Laxfaeld in 
Suffolk to which the image-breaker belonged, closes the volume. -n i ^f 

The next work on our^list is the sixth b.ok of the Great pomcsday Book of 
Ipswich. It is of more general interest than the othe'-s.x books in the vo umt as 
the -leater part of its contents are matters relating not to Ipswicn onU bat to the 
who!e CounW of Suffolk. It contains a record of the taxes paid to tne king by 

124 Booh Notices. [.Tan. 

1 e%ery town in Suffolk, a list of Kni.shts' Fees in the honors of Lancaster and 

I Leicester in Sutlblk, and otiier vixlaable records. The (Jreat Duuicsday Book, 

1 preserved in the archives of tlie borouiih of Ipswich, was compiled in the 12th 

year of the reign of Henry VIII. by Kichard Percyvale. It consists of seven 
I books, and contains "as many of the old .ii;rants, liberties and ordinances, laws 

i and coatribiuiuns,'" as the compiler could lind •\ij;ood matter of record for, with otlier 

I and sundry matters right necessary to be had and known in the town and borough 

I of Ipswich." An earlier compilation known as the " Little Domesday Book," is also 

i preserved. The Rev. Mr. White has added much interesting information in hia 

i iutroducrion and notes. 

I The last work, the Index to the Visitation of Norfolk, A.D. 1064, is reprinted 

from " The East Anglian." It will be found useful to genealogists. 

I L' Interrnediaire des Cherchcurs et Curieux. Correspondance lilteraire. Notes and 

i Queries francais ; Questions et Re'ponses; Lettres et Documents inedits, Com- 

munications diverses. Paris: Lucien Faucou, Directeur, 13 ?-we Cujas. 

! This learned and useful serial is published on the 10th and 25th of each month. 

[ It replies to all queries, without distinction, on religion, politics, history, science, 

art and every domain of human knowledge. It was established in ISGl, was edited 
for twenty years by M. Carle de Rash, and for the last three years by the accom- 
plished gentleman, who is its present director. In this extended existence, it has 
propounded more than ten thousand questions, .given thirty thousand replies, and 
published more than two thousand letters and p'apers, previously inedited. It has 
been of inestimable service to science and literature. Its files are museums of 
curious facts in the history of France and its people, their manners and customs, 
from the earliest recorded times, which possess very great value to the a'rchosolo- 
gist as well as to the student of French history. 

By George H. Gordon, A.M., of Somercille, Mass. 

i The Old Rerjisters of the Parish of S. John Baptist, Pelerborouijh. A Lecture 

\ Delivered 'before the Church Institute, 24 March, 1884. By the Rev. \V. D. 

i SwEc^Tixo, ^I.A., Vicar of Maxey and late Head Master of King's School, Peter- 

I borough. Wicli very numerous Extracts. Published by Request. Peterborough: 

Printed and published by George C. Caster, Murket Place. To beobtaioed or the 
author, Maxey Vicarage, I^Iarket Deeping, England. Price Is. 6d.. post free, 
j The Rev. Mr. Sweeting, the author of this lecture, is the editor of the Norch- 

amptonshire Xotes and "Queries, a valuable antiquarian quarterly publication 
I illustrating the history of the county of Northampton. In the lecture befure us 

i he furnishes interesting information concerning the history of the parochial regis- 

j ters in England, and of the contents of thusc of St. John, Peterborough, the first 

I book of which commences in October, 15.39, twenty-one years after CrumwelPs 

j order of 1533, with extracts from the three earliest registers ot that parish. In 

these extracts " the most curious and interesting are given as well as almost all the 
entries in which the addition of ' Mr.' or ' Es(|.' or the like seems to show that the 
person spoken of was a member of a family of some distinction or importance." 
Whether any of our New England settlers, many of whom came from Yorkshire, 
' trace their ancestry to this parish or not, we cannot say. The book will be inter- 

t estino- to our readers, however, fjr the light it tlirows on rural life in England, in 

I their°day as well as in earlier and later times, even though none of their ancestors 

■were connected with the parish. 

History and Genealogy of the Montaijue Familij of America, doscended from Richard 
Montague of lladley, Mass., and Peter Montague of Lancaster Co., T'a. With Gene- 
' alogical Notes of other Families hy the Naint' of Montague. Compiled by George 

"VVm. Montague. Prevised and Edited by William L. Montagie, Professor of 
French, Italian and Spanish in Amherst College. Amherst, Mass., U.S.A.: 
Press of J. E. Williams. 1836. 8vo. pp. TSo. 

History oflh'i Dudley Family, rcith G-inealoyical Tables, Pedigrees, etc. Ey Deax Dudley, 
Author of Dudley Genealogies ; the First Council of Nice, etc. AVakeneld, Mass. : 
Dean Dudley, Publisher. 18SG. Royal 8vo. To be published in numbers or 
parts of 100 pages each. Price .^sl-OO per number. No. I. pp. 100. 

A Genealogical History of the Felton Family, Descendants of Lieut. Nathaniel Ftlton, 
■who came to Sakm in 1633, With a feic Supplements and Ajjpendices. liy Cyrcs 

1887.] Booh Notices. 125 

Fklton-. Marlborough: Pratt Brothers, Printers and Publishers. 1S86. Sto. 

pp. 260. 
A Brief Genealorjical Hisfortj of (he Ancestors and Descendants of Deac. Strphcn Palmer 

of Candia, Rockingham County, N. H. With Some Account of the otker lines of 

Descent from his original American Ancestor, Thoraas Palmer, one of the Founders 

of Eoicley, Mass., in \639. Erooklyn, N. Y. : 1886. 8vo. pp. xi.+95. 
Genealogical Notes relating to the Families of Hon. Lyman Hall of Georgia ; Hon, 

S2miiel Holden Parsons Hall of Binghanxton, K. Y., and Hon. Nathan Ktlsey Hall. 

Arranged by Theo. Pahsons Halt., of Detroit, Mich. Albany, N. Y. : Printed 

for Private Distribution by Joel Munsell's Sons. 18S6. Svo. pp. 192. 
Memorial of the Faynily of Fynrnore, icith Notes on the Origin of Fynmare, Finnimore, 

Phillimore, Fillmore, Filmer, etc., and Particulars of some of these Sj'.rnames from the 

Year 1208 to the Present Time. By William P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., 

late of Queen's College, Oxford. Illustrated. Published by the Author, 124 

Chancery Lane, London. 18S6. Svo. pp. vii.-|-77. 
Genealogy of the Farnham Family. By Rev. J. M. \Y. Farnham, D.D,, Superintendent 

of the Presbyterian Mission Press, Shanghai, China. Shanghai: Presbyterian 

Mission Press. Chicago: Alonzo Farnum, 181 West Monroe Street. 1886. 

18mo. pp. 91. 
A Genealogical History of William Shepard, of Fossecut, Northamptonshire, England, and 

some of his Descendants. By George I-. Shepard, Boston, Mass. Salem, Mass. : 

Observer Book and Job Print. 1886. 8vo. pp. 63. Edition only 300.' Price $2. 

sent post paid. Address Cupples, L^pham & Co., Boston. 
Genealogy of the Marsh Family. Outline for Five Generations of the Families of John 

of Salem, 1633 ; John of Hartford, 163C; Samuel of New Haven, IGiG ; Alexander 

of Brainirce, 16oi ; John of Boston, 1669; and William of Plainfield, 1675. 

Edited by D. W. Marsh. Araherst: Press of J. E. "VYiiliams. 1886, Svo. 

pp. 60, 
Genealogy of a Portion of the Descendants of William Chase, tcho came to America in 

163Q, and died in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, May, 1659. "Washington, D. C. 1886. 

Svo. pp. 31. Edition 200 copies. Price 50 cts. Address George W. Chase, Surgeon 

General's Office, Washington, D. C. 
Historical Notes of the Ancestry a7id Descendants of Henry Neill, M.D. Privately 

Printed. 1886. 8vo, pp. 33, 
The Bartow Family in England. By the Pev. E\-i:ltx P. Bartow, A.M. 1886. Svo. 

pp. 10. 
LoTie Families of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Memorial Address at the Heunion of 

Kindred and Descendants, Sept. 1. 188f5. By Pev. James P. Lane. Printed by 

Request. 1886. Svo. pp. 59. Price 50 cts. Address Pwcv. J. P. Lane, Norton, 

Lebanon Branch of the Guild Family in Connecticut, and Some of his Descendants. 

By L. A. & G. S. G l-ild. Woodbury, Conn. : Press of W. W. Wisegarvor. 1386. 

12mo. pp. 20. 
Preliminary Outline of the Descendants of Isaac Willey of New London, Conn. By 

Hexry Willey, of Xew Bedford. S'ew Bedford, Mass. : E. Anthony & Sons, 

Printers and Publishers. 1836. 8vo. pp. 15. 
The Ludington Family, the First of the Name in America, By Lewis S. Patrick- 

Marinette, Wis. : The Independent Press. 1S8G. Svo. pp.5. 
Bless Genealogy. Descendants of Edmund and Mary Bloss, 1886. Svo. pp. 4. By 

J. 0. Bloss, 123 Pearl Street, New York City. 
The Morrills of the Seventeenth Cejituiy and the First Generation of the Eighteenth in 

America. Printed by E. D. Morrill, Camden, Alabama, in 1886. Broadside 

tabular pedigree 17 by 8^^ inches. 

We continue our quarterly notices of recent genealogical publications. 

The first book on our list is the Montague genealogy, a bulky volume of nearly 
800 pages. The foundation of this work was the collections of Mr. William Henry 
Montague, of Boston, the last survivor of the founders of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society. At an early aero he took an interest in his ancestry and 
kindred, and prepared a genealogy cf the descendants of Richard Montague down to 
the year 1350, with accounts of the English Montagues, which he intended to publish, 

I 126 Booh Notices. [Jan. 


j but the loss of his sight over a quarter of a century ago, and other causes, prevented 

i him from doing this. Miss Mary Montague, oi Granby, Mass., devoted several 

i years to adding to his materials, till her death in 1880. Her manuscripts have 

i been used by the present, Mr. George W. and Prof. "William L. Mon- 

\ tague, of Amherst, Mass. They have greatly enlarged the work, and brought 

j it out in a handsome volume, clearly and carefully arranged, -with niimerous 

! portraits and other engravings. It has good indexes. Thirty-five pages are devoted 

j to the English portion, besides three tabular pedigrees. The American portion ie 

j very thoroughly carried out, with full details of the several families and individuals 

j and with precise dates. It is a valuable contribution to the genealogical literature 

• of the country. 

The History of the Dudley Family is by a veteran in genealogical research, Mr. 
I Dean Dudley. More than forty years ago he commenced collecting materials illus- 

I trating the genealogy of his family, and in 184S published an octavo of 144 pages, 

entitled "Dudley Genealogies." Though he termed the book merely an intro- 
I duction to the work he was engaged on. it showed evidence of great research and a 

[ familiarity with the history of the family. !Mr. Dudley has since visited England, 

j and spent over a year in collecting materials about the English Dudleys and kindred 

j families. He has since contributed to the Registf.r two articles on the descendants 

[ of Gov. Thomas Dudley; and in 1861 he issued a large lithographic tabular pedigree 

j of the English Dudleys. lie has continued, durhig the quarter of a century which 

has since elapsed, to gather facts both in regard to the English and American families, 
j In the work, of which the first number is before us, he will present to his kindred 

j and the public the ripe result of his labors. The present number is attractive for 

1 its mechanical as well as its literary merits. It is handsomely printed, on fine white 

j paper, and is illustrated with numerous engravings, such as views of buildings, coats 

I of arms, etc. Several large tabular pedigrees are given. 

I The Pelton book is by the author of " A Brief Account of the Descendants of 

i Nathaniel and Mary Felton, of Salem, ^lass.," published in August, 1877, a pamphlet 

I of 19 pages, of which a small edition — only 70 copies — was printed. The present 

{ ■work is very much enlarged, bringing the record down to the year 1886, and con- 

1 taining upwards of three hundred families. The book does much credit to the 

, author. It is very full in its details and precise in its dates, and is clearly arranged. 

I Full ifidexes of the Felton and other families, and of other surnames that occur in 

the work, are given, 

I The book on the Palmer family is devoted to the ancestors and descendants of 

I Stephen Palmer of Cundia, X. II., born 17ol, died 1831 ; a great-.great-grandson of 

[ Thomas Palmer, of Rowley, Mass., the emigrant ancestor. A grandson of Stephen, 

i Jlr. Josiah Palmer, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who died May 13, 1884, in his 72d year. 

\ had collected materials for the history and genealogy of his familj-, which he directed 

in his will to be collated, classified and printed for the use of his children and other 

relatives. His manuscripts were placed in the hands of Frank Palmer, of Norwich, 

I Ct., a g aduate of Yale College, 1873, and of Andover Theological Seminary, ISSO, 

j "who has arranged them, adding to thera from his own memoranda. The result is 

j the book before us. which shows great care and ability in the compiler. The volume 

j is well printed and indexed, and has a large folding tabular pedigree. 

' The next booic, the Hall " Genealogical Notes," is a very full account of the several 

families of Hall named in the title page, all of which arc descended from John H.all, 

an early settler of Wallingford. Ct. It is well arranged and indexed. Tabular 

pedigrees of the Hall family and other families connected with it are given, among 

them being those of Parsons, Jewett, B ulkeley, llobbins, Brenton, Mather, and Lathrop. 

The book is illustrated by portraits and other engravings. 

The "Memorials of the Family of Finmore " will interest those bearing the several 

names which appear on the title page. The author, who gave us in the Register his 

researches about the English relatives of one president of the United States (Garfield), 

in the present work fumi-hes similar information about iinother (Fillmore) . The book 

i has some new features, such as the statistics of names, a map showing the geographical 

distribution of the names in England, and the t^nion of tables and narrative by 

means of cross references. The arrangement is based on that used in the Register, 

and by means of this and the index the contents are easily reTerred to. The author 

j is to be congratulated on being able to gather so much information upon the subject 

! of his inquiries. The volume is illustrated with fine etchings of ^\'hcth;^m House 

f and Hinksey Chuji-h, and a plate of the arms of Fynmore, Filmcr and I'hillimore. 

j The Farnham book is chiefly devoted to the descendants of Ralph Farnum, who 

1887.] Recent Publications. 127 

came to New England in 1635, and finally settled iii Audover, Mass. The author, 
■who has re.-ided as a missionary in China for more than a quarter of a century, has 
been very successful in collecting the materials for this work, considering the dis- 
advantages under which he has labored. It is clearly arranged and well indexed. 
The Kcv. Dr. Farnham dedicates his work " To the New I^nglnnd Historic Genea- 
logical Society, in grateful remembrance of the incentive and help its publications 
have furnished." 

"SVilliara Shepard, of Fossecut, to whose genealogy the next book is devoted, was 
the father of the Rev. Thomas Shepard, the famous minister of Cambridge, ilass. 
The latter preached the Election Sermon in 1637 and 1633. That in 1637 is proba* 
bly lost, but the notes of that in 1638 are preserved and were printed in the Kegisteh, 
October, 1870 (vol. xxiv. pp. 361-6). llis son the Rev. Thomas Shepard also 
preached an Election Sermon, namely, that in 1672. This genealogy supplies a long felt 
want. It is well compiled and printed, and has an index. 

The pamphlet on the Marsh family, besides the six genealogies named on the title 
page, has an account of the Marsh family retlnion in 18S6, at Lake Pleasant. It is 
printed by the Marsh Family Association. Additions and corrections are solicited 
for a larger work, for which the present is a good foundation. 

The next pamphlet is devoted to the descendants of William Chase, an early 
settler of lloxbury, Mass., and afterwards one of the founders of Yarmouth in 
Pljanouth Colony. His will and other genealogical matters form an interesting 
appeudLv. The work is carefully compiled, and well printed. 

The pamphlet on the Neill family is devoted to the ancestry and descendants of 
Dr. Henry Neill, a physician, of Philadelphia, who died in ISio, aged 62. He was 
the grandson of John Neill, a lawyer from the north of Ireland, who settled in Dela- 
ware as early as 1739, and son of Dr. John Neill, of Lewistovrn, Del. The 
pamphlet gives a full record of this family, of which the Rev. Edward Dufneld 
Neill, D.D., of .St. Paul, Minnesota, the distinguished historical writer, is a member. 

The Bartow pamphlet is supplementary to the Bartow Genealogy by the same 
author, published in 1878, and noticed by us in July of that year. The Rev. ^Ir. 
Bartow has traced the family in England three generations prior to the first emigrant 
to America. 

The Lane pamphlet gives the able memorial Address of the Rev. Mr. Lane and 
other proceedings at tlie reilnion in the Congregational Church, Hampton, N. H., in 
September last, of the descendants and kindred of "William Lane, of Boston, 1651; 
William Lane, of Hampton.ieSo ; and Dea. Joshua Lane, of Hampton, who was killed 
by lightning, June 14, 1766. By the liberality of Ex-Gov. Frederick Smyth, of Man- 
chester, N. H., contributors of one dollar or more towards erecting a granite monu- 
ment over the grave of Dea. Joshua Lane and his wife will receive a copy of this 
pamphlet free. 

The Guild pamphlet is supplementary to a brief genealogy of that family by L, 
A. and T. Guild, of Bethlehem, Ct., published in IS77. 

The Willey pamphlet is preliminary to a full genealogy of the descendants of 
Isaac Willey now in preparation and nearly complete. 

The Ludington pamphlet is chieily devoted to William Ludington and his de- 
scendants. Mr. Ludington settled as early as 1642 in Maiden, but removed to New 
Haven and died there in 1662. 

The Bloss pamphlet is preliminary to a full genealogy now in preparation, as 
announced in this number. 

The tabular pedigree of ^lorrill, gives three generations of the descendants of 
Abraham Morrill, an early settler of Cambridge and afterwards of Salisbury, Mass. 


Pbesejjted to tee New E.vgla.vd Historic Gexealogicax Society, to Dec. 24, 1886. 

I. Fiihlicalions written or edited b'j Members of the Society. 

The Origin of Linguages and the Antiquity of Speaking Man. An Address hefore the 
Section of Anthropoloiiry of the American .Vtsociation for the Advancement of .Science, at 
Buffalo, Au-ust, 15S6." By Horatio Hale, vice-president. Cambridge: Joha Wilson and 
SoQ) University Press. lbS6. 8vo. pp. 4€> 

128 Recent Puhlications. [Jan. 

Scttlrment and Pro,cre<:s of the Town of Blue Hill, Maine. An historical address by 
R. G. F. Candarre, at Blue Hill Falls, September 7, lS8l5. Published and for sale oy iht 
Ladles' Social Library, Blue Hill, Maine. 1S56. 8vo. pp. 43. 

The Old State House D-foudcd from Unfounded .-Mtacks upon its Integrity. Being a 
replv to Dr. G. H. Moore's second paper, re.ul before the Bostouian Society, Feb. 9, 188G. 
By SV. H. \V'hitmore. Boston. ISSG. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Groton Historical Series. No. XVI. New chapter in the history of the Concord Fight. 
List of Groton subscribers to imporwnt books, etc. Groton, Mass. 1886. 8vo. pp. 25. 
I Peabody Education Fund. Proceedings of the Trustees at their twenty-fifth meeting, 

i New York, October 6, ISSO, with the Annual Report of the .\eting General Agent, Dr. 

[ Samuel A. Green. Cambridge: University Press, John Wilson and Son. 1886. 8vo. 

! PP- 47. 

Collections of the Bostouian Society. Vol. I., No. I. William Blaxton. Read by 
I ThomasCoffinAmory, November 9, 1880. Boston: Old State House. 1S8G. 8 vo. pp. 2-5. 

[ Essays and Addresses. By George Morgan Browne. Privately printed. Svo. pp. 25. 

' Reminiscences of Thirty Years' Active Membership in St. Paul Lodge, No. 2, I.O.O.F. 

' With a full history of the Order in St. Paul. An address delivered before St. Paul Lodge, 

No. 2, March 16, 18S6. By J. Fletcher Williams. St. Paul: D. Rameley and Son. ISSo. 
Svo. pp. 57. 

II. Other Puhlicatiotis, 

Memorial of the 100th Anniversary of the Settlement of Dennysville, Maine, 1886. 
Portland, Maine: B. Thurston & Co., Printers. 1880. Svo. pp. 115. 

Minutes of the Seventv-sevcnth Annual Meeting of the General Association of the Con- 
gregational and Presbyterian Churches of New Hampshire, held at Manchester. Sept. 14, 
15 and 16, 1SS3. Ei^htv-tifth Annual Report of the New Hampshire Home Missionary 
Society. Bristol, N.^H.": Printed by R. W. Musgrove. 1885. 8vo. pp. 104. 

Proceedings arid Collections of the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society. Vol. 
III. Wilkeibarre, Penn. : Printed for the Society. 1886. Svo. pp. 128. 

Harriet Livermore — " The Pilgrim Stranger." By Rev. S. T. Livermore. Hartford, 
Conn. 1834. 8vo. pp.223. 

Second Scries. Vol. XI., No. II. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London, 
April 1 to Julv 1, 1886. London: Printed b}-"Nichols and Sons, for the Society of Anti- 
quaries, Burlington House. Svo. pp. 129-190. 

William Penn, the Friend of Catholics. By Martin J. J. Griffin. Philadelphia: Press of 
the I. C. B. U. Journal. 1SS6. Svo. pp. 9. 

Procedin'^s of the Eighteenth Annual Convocation of the Irish Catholic Benevolent 
Union of the United States, held at LancASter, Pa., Sept. 1 and 2. 1835. Philadelphia: 
Kildare's Printing House, 73i and 736 Sanson St. 1886. 8vd. pp. 42. 

Hon Horatio Seymour, LL.D., Ex-Governor of the State of New York, late President 
of the Oneida Historical Societv. Bv Isaac P. Hartley, D.D., second vice-president 0. H. 
S. UtiCii, N. Y. : Press of L. C. Childs and Son, 33 and 35 Charlotte St. 1886. Svo. pp. 30. 

In Mercoriam James Eells, D.D., LL.D. Bom in Westmoreland, N. Y., Ang. 27, 1S22 ; 
died in Cincinnati, 0., Mar. 9, 1886. 8vo. pp. 82. 

One Hundred and Fifty-sixih Annual Report of the Directors of the Redwood Library 
and Athenf^nm, Newport, R. I., to the Proprietors. Submitted Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1S86. 
Newport, R. I. : F. A. Marshall, Printer. 1SS6. Svo. pp. 29. 

1779. Sullivan's Expedition against the Indians of New York. A letter from Andre-w 
McFarland Davis to Justin Wiusor, corresponding secretary Massachusetts Historical 
Society, with the Journal of William McKendry. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, 
UniversW Press. 1336. Svo. pp. 45. 

Bi-Centennial Celebration. Woodstock, Conn., 1686. September 5, 6 and 7, 1885. 

Address on the Services of Washington; before the school children of Boston, in the 
Old South Meeting House, Feb. 22, 1885. By William Everett. Boston : Roberts Bros. 
1886. 12mo. pp. 29. 

Ancient and Modern Methods of Arrow-Release. By Edward F. Morse. Svo. pp. 56. 

Meraoirof Jonathan Mason Warren, M.D. By Howard Payson Arnold. Bostoo.. 18i6. 
870. pp. 329. 

The General Association of the Con::rcgational Churches of Massachusetts, 1886. Min- 
utes of the Einhty-tburth Annual Meeting, Westtield, June 15-17; with the statistics. 
Boston : Cong. Pub. Society, Congregational House. 1SS6. Svo. pp. 122. 

Memorials of the Class of 1835, Harv-ard University. Prepared on behalf of the Class 
Secretary. By Charles Horatio Gates. Boston : David Clapp and Son. 1836. Svo. pp- 106. 








APRIL, 1887 


By JoHv Ward De\x. 

^REDERIC KIDDER was bovn April IG, 1804, In the town 
- of New Ipswich, X. II., of which tc-n-itory his <^mn(if;ither, 
Col. Reuben Kidder, was one of the purciiaeevs front the Mas'inian 
Proprietors. Col. Kidder was also an early settler, and for many 
years a prominent citizen of the town. His son Isaiah, the father 
of Frederic, was born February 3, 1770, and received his education 
at the town scliools and the Academy of Xew Ipswich, The Acad- 
emj' was opeued October 15, 1787, though not incorporated till two 
years later. For a year or two he tau^i^t a district school. In 
1799 he opened a store in Mason village, then called Mason Har- 
j bor, and subsequently, in 1804, purchased, and removed to, the farm 
i in New Ipswich on which he vv^as born. Here he is said to have 
• been the first to introduce the merino slieep into that part of the 
I country. In 1806 he purchased of the Hon. Charles Barrett his in- 
; terest in the factory erected two years previous hj Mr. B.UTCtt, 
j Ephraim Hartweli and Benjamin Chaiupney. Th s was the first 
cotton fiictory in the. state.* Before Mr. Kidder purchased an in- 
terest in it the operations of the factory had been conSned to the 
. process of spinning yarn. 

; But Mr. Kidder haJ closely examined the subject, atnl foretold that 
j the mi\nufacture of couoa into various fabrics was to ba a great, interest in 
: New Enghiud, and if pursaed with energy would be of much importance to 
I the town. lie commenced in tlie estaljlishnieiit as princ![>:d manager, and 
i the business was carried on un<ler the lirni of Isaiah Kiiider & Co. With 
j a sanguine spirit he soon begau the manufacture of various kinds of goods, 
: such as strip'is, checics, ginghams and velvets, and for this purpose he pro- 
I curtd various lixtures till then unknown in the country. As no persons 

proper to carry on 'Jiese projects were to be found here, tliey were pro- 
•■ cured from England and Scotland. A long series of experiments Iiad to he 

gone through v<dth, and a long time ehipscd before the goods were pro- 

• Cottrn MAT^ufacrare in the United States, by Sr.aiaol Batchelder^ EosJon, 1SG3, p. 54; 
History o: New Ip3wi;;ij, N. H., p. 332. 

VOL. XLI. 12 

130 Memoir of Frederic Rulcler. [April, 

duced. Much dlfficultv occurred in making snles. Thej were sent to the 
south, and sometimes to Canada ; hut prejudice was very strong against 
home manufactures, and tlieir introduction was consequently exceedingly 
slow. It was left to later times and other persons to mature and carry out 
such enterprises successfully.* 

]saiah KidJcr tlied April 28, 1811, aijed 41. Ills wife was Ilep- 
eey, dauglitor of Jonas Jones, of New Ipswich, and gvanddauiiliter 
of Capt. Ephraim Jones, of Concord, Mass- She survived her 
husband many vears, and died at East Cambridge, ]\Iass., October 
21, 1853, aged 83. 

The subject of this memoir, ]Mr. Frederic Kidder, son of Isaiah 
and Hepsey Kidder, gives the following facts in his youth and early 
nianliood : 

My earlie=;t remembrances are of playing with my brother Edward 
under the shade of the forest elms which grew so luxuriantly in front of the 
old mansion-house, which was the hirth-place of my father some thirty-five 
years previous ; of going at about the age of five years to the town school 
in the village, and of the sickness, death and funeral of my father when I 
was but seven years oltl. Soon after this I attended the Academy in my 
native town. Wlien I was fifteen years old I was sent to Hanover to a 
friend of my fatlier.t who wished to do something for his oldest son to re- 
pay fiivors received from him many years before. Here I attended the 
preparatory department of Dartmouth College. J with the prospect of finish- 
ing my education there. But in about two years, being the eldest son. my- 
services were required at home to assist my mother in taking care of a large 
family and in managing the property. 

My desire being to get forward in life and take care of myself and help 
others as soon as I could. I came to Boston in ]Marcli, 1822, and entered as a 
clerk in t!ie large wholesale grocery firm of [INIacomber, Sawin & Hunting, 
afterwards] IM;icomI)er, Howard & Sawin, Xo. 13 Broad Street. Boston 
was then a town of about forty thousand people, and in business as well as 
population was but the nucleus of what it has since become. Every- 
thing was much as it had been for years, and one can hardly now conceive 
with what economy and long-continued toil the merchants and their clerks 
performed their daily and yearly tasks. Goods were seldom sold beyond 
the limits of New pjugland, and such things as vacations and visits to the 
springs and mountains, or to the sea-shore farther than Nahant, were hard- 
ly ever heard of. As the effect of severe toil in the east winds, and pri- 
vations resulting from a small salary, my health, never robust, gave way, 
and I felt during that autumn that a more congenial climate might soon be 
a necessity. § 

To benefit his health and to improve his business prospects, he 
decided to seek his fortune at the South, and selected Wilmington, 
North Carolina, as the place in which to begin his operations. In 
November, 1826, when he was in his twenty-third year, he pur- 
chased some goods, and loading a small schooner with them sailed 

» History of Ncv Ip-with, N. II., pp. 413-14. 

t Gen. .laTiics Poo!c. of Hanover. 

+ Moor's Cliarity School. 

} MS. Autoliiosraphy in Mr. Kidder's Jones Family. 

1887.] 21emoir of F)ederic Ridder. 131 

for AVilm'mgton. In tins voyage he w:ij^ accompanied bj liis younger 
brother Eihvard, wlio liad just attained his majority, and who was 
associated with liini in the enterprise. The pissago was storniy and 
unpleasant, and more tlian twenty days were consumed by it. On 
reaching tlieir destination they rented a store and commenced busi- 
[ ness, under the firm of F. & E. Kidder. At tiiis time thoy were 
not acquainted with a single person in the town. AVilmington was 
then a very sickly place in summer, so that they could only do 
! business for about six months. Every ]\Iay they closed up their 
affairs and visited Xew England. For about eight yearc? they fol- 
lowed this plan. Mr. Kidder's health, however, seemed gradually to 
decline, and his brother Edward, having an opportunity to become 
a partner in a large establishment there, t!iey closed up their 
business. Frederic returned to Cambridge, Mass., where his mo- 
ther resided, and Edward became a member of the firm of Dickin- 
i son, IMorriss & Kidder, and made Wilmington his home for the 
I rest of his life. He resided there nearly sixty years.* 
{ After Mr. Kidder's return to New England his health gradually 

improved, and in a few years he was able to enter mercantile life 
again. His first business was in the West India goods trade at Xo. 
42 India Street, partner being John H. Collins, and the firm 
name Collins & Kidder, In 1840 or 1841, this firm was dissolved, 
and Mr. Kidder continued in business alone as a commission mer- 
chant at the same place for about six years longer. Then, in part- 
ners'.iip with the linn. Benjamin F. Copeland, he opened a store at 
33 India Street, under the firm of Copeland & Kidder. They con- 
tinued in the commission business at this place and 26 Chatham 
Street till 1852, when Mr. Kidder's health becoming impaired, he 
sold out his interest in the concern and retired from business. Mr. 
Co[;eland admitted as partners ^Messrs. James U, Gilmore and 11. B. 
A\illiani=, and continueil the business, the firm name being Cope- 
land, Gilmore & Co. ]Mr. Giimore was some years later a })artner 
of i\fr. Kidder in Xew York citv. 

In 1845 Mr. Kidder, with his partner the Hon. Benjamin F. 
Copeland and Mr. Charles Copeland, a brother of the latter, pur- 
chased of the Baiings of London, a large tract on the Schoodic 
lakes in Eastern Elaine. The tract was more than thirty miles in 
extent, and contained over a hundred thousand acres. The invest- 
ment proved a very profitable one. and had the partners held it long- 
er they would Iiave realized a large fortune. A map of this tract 
was litliographed. 

After his return to Xew England in 1834, Mr. Kidder resided 
with his mother in Cambridge till January 12, 1841, when he 
svas united in marriage with ]Miss Harriet Maria Ilagar, a lady 
of rare accom[)liahments, and fitted in every way to make his life 

• ScBiketch. of bii lid ia the Keuist£h, vol. xxxix. p. 397. 

132 Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

happy. She was a dangliter of Jonathan and Lois (^lixcr) Hagar, 
of Cambridgcport, and ^va3 born October 20, 1817. The union 
lasted nearly thirty-five years. She died at jMelrose, Mass., Dec. 
22, 1875, aged 58 years. ]Mr. Kidder, after his marriage, resided 
at Cambridge a few years, and then removed to Boston. 

Mr. Kidder, who by nature had strong antiquarian tastes, was in 
184il elected a member of t!ie Xew England Historic Genealogical 
Society, and from that time took an active part in its affairs. It 
was, as he has informed me, from his connection with this society 
and the encouragement of his fellow members, some of whom were 
engaged on similar works, that he was induced to undertake his first 
literary work, the history of his native town. I have often heard 
him name several early members of this society who were the au- 
thors of local or family histories, and who had admitted to him that 
they would not have imdertakcn them had they not been members of 
the society and enjoyed the facilities which it afforded for such work. 
The origin of the History of New Ipswich is thus given in the pre- 
face to that book. It is there stated that Mr. Kidder, in the summer 
of 1849, '■ visited his native town to repair the tombstones of his an- 
cestors and collect such materials as he might " find for compiling a 
history of his family. 

In wandering over the " old burying ground " he was struck with the 
number of the great and good resting there, whose names and deeds were 
likely to be forgotten. On looking over the town records of the period of 
the Revolution, he could not but admire the firm and bold resolves of the 
citizens, their clear views of republican principles and constitutional liberty 
and their self-sacrilicing patriotism. lie desired that some one should 
chronicle the history of the town, before the loss of records or the death of 
the remaining few whose memory extended back to early times should rea- 
der it too late. After unavailing efforts to prevail on some one to under- 
take the task, he concluded to attempt it liimself.* 

Having acquired a competency, he determined, on retiring from 
mercantile pursuits in 1852, to gratify his historical tastes, and 
also by leisurely travelling over tlie country, find rest, and so im- 
prove his health. He had for the two years past employed his lei- 
sure in collecting materials for the history of New Ipswich and the 
genealogy of the Kidder family. These he set himself at work to 
complete, and before the year closed the history of his native town 
was issued, and in it was inckided a history of the branch of the 
Kidders to which he himself belonged. 

In this work he was associated with his friend Augustus A. 
Gould, M.D., who like himself was a native of New Ipswich. The 
book was issued as the joint production of the two. But the bulk 
of the work was performed by ^Ir. Kidder. He collected the ma- 
terial and wrote out for the printer nearly all the manuscri[)t. Dr. 
Gould' contributed tlie firsf'chapter on the " Physical History " of 

* History of New Ipswich, Freiacc. 

3887.] ' ^icmoir oj Frederic Kidder. 133 

the town. I was frequently consulted by Mr. Kidder while the 
book was passiuLj through the press, and saw most of the manu- 
script and proof, bat I do not recollect anything else from Dr. 
Gould's pen. Probably he made other contributions to the work, 
but tlicy could not have been manv or important, lie assumed 
none of the {)ecuniary responsibility cif pul^lishino; tlie book. 

]Mr. Kidder at first intended to make a small duodecimo volume, 
and subscrijttions had been obtained for such a book at one dollar 
and fitty cents a copy. But as he proceeded with his work he found 
his materials accumulate, and a desire arose to make a better book 

j than could be afforded at tlie price fixed. The late iSamuei Apple- 

[ ton, the wealthy and benevolent Boston merchant, was born in Xew 
Ipswich, and he also was desirous that the history of their native 
town should not be surpassed by those of other tovvns. He urged 

i !Mr. Kidder to make as elegant and expensive a book as his judg- 
ment dictated, promising to bear all the loss that lSh\ Kidder v.'ould 
incur by so doing. A book was produced that "marked a new era 
in this department of literature. In size, beauty of typography, 
excellence of engravings and thoroughness of treatment, it surpassed 
anything of the kind that had appeared."* The subscribers were 
supplied with tlie book at a dollar and a half, but tl\e selling price 
•was advanced nearer to a remunerating rate. There was of course a 
considerable loss, which ]Mr, Appleton, according to agreement, bore. 
He also purchased a large number of copies for his friends and for 
public libraries. The book was dedicated to ^Ir. Appleton, and in 
the dedication as first set up, his liberal pecuniary contribution was 
distinctly stated ; but on the proof being shown to him he decidedly 

i objected to its being printed, and the passage was accordingly 
struck out. ]\Ir. Peck relates the interesting fact : 

An incident connected with this history is worthy of record. Daniel 
1 Webster, v.iiose early career in tl'.e law in New Hampshire made him ac- 
I quainted with many of the persons mentioned iu Mr. Kidder's work, ex- 
' pressed a desire to see it. Mr. Kidder forwarded a copy to him at 31arsh- 

fiekl, -ubere he was then lying in his last illness. Mr. Webster was much 

interested in it, and. after his death, it was found lying on a light-stand near 
i his bed, and was s:iid by jNIrs. Webster to have been the last book he ever 
• read. At the sale of the Webster lihrary in 187o, this book was sold with 

the rest, and in it was found Mr. Kidder's note of presentation, which the 

great statesman had used as a book-mark. 

In a little more than a year after he joined the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, he was elected its treasurer, and held 
the office from January, 1S51, to January, 1855, when having re- 
moved to Xew York city he declined a reelection. In October, 
1851, he was chosen a member of the publishing committee, and 
was reelected the three following vcars, but for the same reason re- 
fused to serve longer. The Kegisteii in 1851 was at a critical 

• Sketch of the life of F. Kidder, by T. B. Peck, iu the Melrose Journal. 
VOL. XLI. 12* 

134 ' Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

point in its history. ^Ir. Drake, the editor and publisher, not hav- 
ing realized from the [mblicatiou suiBoient profit to induce him to 
I renew his contract with the society for another year, declined to do 

i so. It remained for the publijjiing committee eitlier to find a new 

[ jmblisher for the year 1852, or let the IIkgister die. ]Mr. Kidder 

determined tluit it shoukl not die if he could prevent it, and took 
upon himself the task of finding a publisher. Members of the com- 
mittee had agreed to edit the several numbers gratuitously. Mr. 
Kidder had much trouble in finding a publisher, but finally made an 
agreement with ]\[r. Tiiomas Prince to publish the work. To in- 
duce him to undertake this lie gave him the printing of his History 
of Nev,- Ipswich, and advanced money to purchase new type and 
other necessary printing materials. 

At the end of the year, ]Mr. Prince not finding the publication 
profitable, gave it up. Mr. Kidder and the Hon. Timothy Farra.r, 
members of the publishing committee, spent nnich time in trying to 
induce some of the publishers of Boston to undertake the work, but 
no satisfactory agreement could be made. At length Mr. Kidder, 
by promising to subscribe for extra copies himself, and obtain a cer- 
tain number of additional subscribers, prevailed upon Mr. Drake to 
resume the publication of the work. On other occasions the Peg- 
ISTER has felt the aid of ^Ir. Kidder's helping hand and wise counsel. 
In 1854 he removed to Xew York and formed a partnership with 
Mr. James P. Gilmore, before referred to. This gentleman has 
since become well known as an author, under the pseudonym of 
" Edmund Kirke.'' The business did not prove profitable, and in 
about two years and a half Mr. Kidder returned to Boston, where 
he renewed his connection with his old partner, the Hon. Benjamin 
F. Copeland, in the same business, chiefly the southern trade. But 
they were both too old to compete with younger men. The crisis 
of 1857 bore very hard on them, and they \ad scarcely recovered 
from it, when in the spring of 18 Gl the war began. As their prop- 
erty was largely at the south, they found themselves much involved. 
They soon dissolved their firm. Mr. Copeland was appointed by 
President Lincoln collector of the port of Boston, and Mr. Kidder 
settled the copartnership afliiirs of the firm. 

The four years of the ^var were very severe upon him. His busi- 
ness with the south was of course broken up. His brother Edward, 
with whom he had been closely connected in business, remained at 
Wilmington, but being a tinion man was almost ostracised. The 
brothers seldom heard from each other, and only once during the 
whole time did they meet. Mr. Kidder gives this account of his 
life at this time : 

I was left to get along as I could, and felt a loneliness I never before 
experieaced. Just before the war we had taken up our abode — for the 
summer only, as we expected — at the Sturtovant House, East Boston, but 
finding it a very comfortable place, well suited to my income, we con- 

1887.] Memoir of Frederic Kidder. 135 

tinued there six years. Hero for much of the time we enjoyed the society 
of old friends, and lived very qiuetly amid all the conrinnal excitement of 
the war. Here I was chosen on the Boston School Board, and served for 
three years. 

At last the war was ended, and I mot my hrother whom I luul not seen for 
more than four years. I soon resumed my business in cotton and naval .--tores, 
and with the business of my brother and some old friends in the south, had 
a very successful trade for about two years. Fearing a revulsion iu busi- 
ness, which in fact came soon after, I closed up my affairs, and feeling' the 
need of a home in the country for the benefit of the health of niy wife and 
myself, I purchased a French-roofed cottage in 3Ielrose, and iu April, 1800, 
removed there. 

Although I came to Melrose with a desire to take no part in public af- 
fairs, I was iu 1870 made chairman of a committee to erect a Unitariau 
church. As it iuvolved, to some extent, the raising of funds from outside 
parties, it caused me considerable labor. It was, however, a success. Ano- 
ther enterprise which has become of great service to the town, was taking 
the initiative iu forming a public library. I acted as chairman of the board 
of trustees for more than six years. 

Mr. Kidder and his wife, after their removal to their comfortable 
home in ^lelrose, lioped to spend many years of quiet enjoyment. 
But their hopes were doomed to disappointment. About the time 
of his removal !Mr. Kidder's health failed him, and it was not fully 
restored till the following winter. In December, 1870, Mrs. Kid- 
der was taken sick witli a disease from which she never recovered. 
After five years of suffering, Dec. 22, 1875, she expired. It lias 
been truly said of her that she was " beloved by all who knew lier 
and felt the charm of her manner. In but ^q.\v cases, it is believed, 
has such christian fortitude as a lingering illness exacted, such sweet- 
ness of character as she constantly displayed, left their fragrant 
memory in the breasts of friends and kindred."* She had a love of 
reading and a fine taste, and she encouraged ard assisted her hus- 
band in his literary labors. 

The deatii of his wife was a blow from which ]Mr. Kidder never 
fully recovered. His health had begun to fail before her death, aud 
as the years passed on it grew worse, till on Saturday, December 
19, 1885, he being iu his 82d year, death relieved him from hib 
sufferings. "By a singular coincidence his death occurred almost 
exactly on the anniversary of his wife's, and just ten years after her 
death his remains were laid by her side in Mount x\uburu."| He 
died at his house in Emerson Street, Melrose, where on the following 
Tuesday funeral services were held, the Rev. John li. Hey wood, his 
pastor, and the Eev. flichard Eddy, D.D., officiating. 

The following is a list of ]\Ir. Kidder's books : 

1. The History of New Ipswich, N. H. Boston, 1852. Cloth, Svo. pp. 
4S8-|-iv. Already noticed. 

• R?,GISTER, vol. XXX. p. 140. 

t Thomad B, Peck in the Melrose Journal, Dec. 20, 1835. 

136 Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

2. The Expeditions of Capt. Jolm Lovewell. Boston, 18G5. Cloth, 
fcp. 4 to. pp. 1-33. 

3. ^Military Operations in Ivistcrn ^luine and Nova Scotia during the 
IvcvoUition. Albany, 18G7. Cloth, 8vo. pp. x.-|-336. 

4. History of the First New Hampshire Regiment in the War of the 
Revolution. Albany, 18GS. Cloth, «vo. pp. vi.-|-184. 

b. History of the Boston Massacre, ]March 5, 1870, consisting of the 
Narrative of the Town, the Trial of the Soldiers, and a Historical Intro- 
duction. Albany, 1870. Cloth, 8vo. pp. 291. 

6. ^Memorial of the Jones Family from 1G48 to 1876. Boston, 1876. 
4to. post, folios 88, ^IS. Never printed. This book was presented to 
N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. Appended to it is an autobiography of Mr. Kid- 
der, of which free use has been made in writing this memoir. 

The following pamphlets are by hlni : 

I 7. The Adventures of Capt. Lovewell. Boston, 1853. 8vo. pp. 10. 

( Reprinted from the Register for January, 1853. 

! 8. The Abenaki Indians; their Treaties of 1713 and 1717, and a Vo- 

1 cabulary. Portland, 1859. Svo. pp. 25. Reprinted from the Collections 

( of the Maine Historical Society, vol. vi. 

j 9. The Swedes on the Delaware, and their Intercourse with New Eng- 
land. Boston, 1874. Svo. pp. 13. Reprinted from the Registlu for 

j January, 1874. 

■ 10. The Discovery of North America by John Cabot. A First Chapter 

! in the History of North America. Boston, 1878. 8vo. pp. 15. Repriut- 

I edfrom the Registeu for October, 1878. 

{ Mr. Kidder was a contributor to several magazines and newspa- 

pers, among ^vhich may be named the liEaiSTER, the Historical 
Maga'dne^ the Continental Jlonthlt/, tiie ])Oston Journal and tlie 
Boston Transcript. His contributions to the Register were nu- 
merous. The principal articles were reprinted and their titles are 
given in the above list of liis works. To the Historical Magazine, 
whih it was edited by me, he contributed a " Historical Sketch of 
the Indians who inhabited the Eastern Part of Xorth Carolina," and 
various shorter articles. In the Continental JSIonthly, edited by 
his friend and former partner, James li. Gilmore, appeared in 
April, I8G2, ''Beaufort, Past and Present," and in May, 1862, 
"Koanoke Island." As Beaufort had just been captured, and as lit- 
tle was known of its history at the North, his full and reliable de- 
tails attracted much attention, as did those concerning Roanoke 

Mr. Kidder's first ancestor in Xcw England was James^ Kidder, 
who was born in 1026 in East Grinstead in Sussex. Pic came to 
New England and settled at Cambridge, ]\Iass., as early as 1G50. 
From him Frederic Kidder was the sixtli in descent, tiu"ough John,* 
born about 165."); Thomas,^ born 1690; Reuben,^ born 1723; 
Isaiali," born 1770, to Frederic, ° born 1804.* 

• For full I'.ot.iil- sec History- of New Ipsnidi, pp. 400-15; and History of the Kidder 
Family, by F. E. Kidder, Aliiton, IJJSJ, pp. 11-73. 

1887.] Memoir of Frederic Kidder. 137 

Mr. Kidder, as early ns 1850, through the instrumentality, I 
think, of Mr. Horatio G. Sonierby, opened a correspondence with 
the l\ev. Edward Turner, rector of ^laresfield in Sussex, who 
was a distiniiuished antiquary and genealogist. The Kidder fam- 
ily had long been seated at ^Inresfield, and ]\Ir. Turner was able 
fi-oni the information of J\Ir. Kidder, to ascertain the birth-place of 
James Kidder ihe emigrant, and to trace his ancestry back several 
generations to Richard Kidder, who was living at jMaresfield in 
1492, a year rendered memorable by the discovery of America; the 
descent being Kichard,^ living 1492, Kichard,'' Richard, "^ John,*^ 
John,^ born 15G1, James,*" born 1595; to James' the emigrant, 
born 1G2G.* Through the Rev. Mr. Turner, Mr. Kidder was made 
acquainted with Mr. James Crosby, of London, who gave him much 
information concerning the English Kidders. 

My first acquaintance with ^ii\ Kidder was in 1850, when I be- 
came a member of the Xew England Historic Genealogical Society. 
He had only joined the society a year before, but he showed a deep 
interest in everything pertaining to it. The next year he was chosen 
treasurer. Pie was strenuous for keeping the expenses of the society 
"within its income, and cru-hed many a project which would have 
jeopardized the existence of the society, or at least curtailed its use- 
fulness. He had its welfare always at heart. At one crisis some 
of us thought that but for his exertions the society would have been 

He had read much, travelled much and been a keen observer of 
men and manners. As his memory was tenacious, he had a won- 
derful fund of information, and could say something interesting or 
valuable upon almost every topic that was broached. As a business 
man he was active and enterprising, and his judgment was seldom 
at fault. 

Benson J. Lossing, LL.D., the well known historical writer, 
gives me the following recollections of him : 

I first became acquainted with Mr. Kidcler at Boston in the fall of 1848, 
when I was gathering materials for my " Pictorial Fiekl-Book of the Rev- 
olution." I was introduced to him with the assurance that he was one of 
the most earnest and trustworthy of antiquaries and most obliging of men. 
Events justified this commendation. He kindly proposed to accompany me 
to historical localities about Boston with which he was familiar, and he 
gave me the first information that Roxbury Fort, erected on an eminence 
that commanded Bo.-.ton Neck, was then in a state of good preservation. 
We visited the old work together, and the long evening of that day, spent 
with him and his charming wife, was exceedingly pleasant aiid profitable 
to me. 

Tbat first acquaintance ripened into a life-long friendship, which was 
kept warm by pergonal and epistolary intercourse; and when some years 
afterwards he made his residence in New York city, we were much together. 

• A tahiila- p-'cJ'grce of this family is printed in the Hi--tory of New Ipswich, pp. 39S-9, 
and is reprinti.d in Kidder's Kidder Family, pp. 8, 9. 

138 Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

He was an earnest, oiitlius'uistic an(i indefatigaMe seeker after truth, and 
was always generous in sharing with others any knowledge which he pos- 
sessed, lie was highly patriotic in his impulses, and nobly loyal to his 
professions. One always felt sure of him as a friend who deserved his 

Mr. Kidder was an uncompromising unionist during our late civil war, 
and gave to his country the benefit of his peculiar knowledge of Wilming- 
ton, N. C, and its surroundings. lie had held intimate social and com- 
mercial relations with Wilmington for many years, and was acquainted 
' with the couniry and the coast far around it. Foiled in its efforts to abso- 

lutely close the port of Wilmington against blockade runners, the govern- 
ment considered plaus for capturing and holding the city. 

Mr, Kidder had found means for communicating with friends in Wil- 
mington during the Avar, and so early as the beginning of 18G4he submitted 
a plan to Gen. Burnside, then recruiting men in New York and New Eng- 
land for his Army Corps, the Ninth. Burnside was so pleased with and 
; interested in the plan that he went with it to Washington, and received 

i from the War Department full permission to carry it out. He gathered a 

I large force at Annapolis for the purpose, and was nearly ready to go for- 

I ward, when Gen. Grant arranged for the campaign in Virginia and Geor- 

I gia, and the Ninth Corps was ordered to join the Army of the Potomac. 

I This put an end to the expedition, ar.d postponed the capture of Wihiiing- 

■ ton. Mr. Kidder's plan, as communicated to mc in a letter from him at 

the close of the war, was as follows : Wilmington is thirty miles from the 
\- sea by the Cape Fear Iliver, but only about twelve miles from a navigable 

I sound east of it, into which from the ocean was Masonboro' Inlet wiih 

i seven feet of water at high tide. It was proposed to have a fleet of tlat 

f steamers rendezvous at Beaufort, fifty or sixty miles up the coast, in which 

to put 12,000 armed men under an energetic commander. These were to 
be suddenly landed on the main at Masonboro' Inlet, and marched directly 
on Wilmington. It was known that there were no defences beyond two 
miles from the heart of Wilmington (and they not very strong) to oppose 
the force coming in from the sea. It was proposed to have a strong cav- 
, airy force move simultaneously from New Berne, to tear up the railway 

y between Wilmington and Goldsboro', and, if poss ble, go down and destroy 

^ the bridge within ten miles of Wilmington. This force was to cooperate 

i fully with that marching from Masonboro' Inlet. The feasibility of Mr. 

Kidder's plan was so apparent that Gen. Graham, in the summer of 1864, 
submitted a similar plan to our War Department, whicii involved the land- 
ino- of troops at 3Iasonboro' Inlet, to cooperate with cavalry, infantry and 
artillery coming down from New Berne and other points above. 

Mr. Samuel Adams Drake, author of the " Landmarks of Bos- 
ton," "Nooks and Corners of the Xcw England Coast," and other 
works, \vrite3 to me : 

Mr. Kidder was a frequent visitor at my father's house in the earlier 
davs of the society's history, when a few men were in the liabit of meeting 
to<^etlier to talk over its prospects in tlie temper of enthusiasts, before whom 
alfobstacles disap[)ear. They were all deeply in earnest, these men, and 
60 became worthy pioneers in the cause to wiiich their mutual support was 
plediitd, notwithstanding the fact that neither money, social position or tho 
prestige of high literary standing was a strong factor iu the undertaking 

1887.] Memoir of Frederic Kidder. 139 

itself. Bfr. Kidder was ever one of the mo^t sanguine and cheorfal members 
of tins little coterie, and if not so ready with ideas as some others, his sug- 
gestions were always apt, and seldom failed to show the shrev/dno.^s that to 
me always seemed a conspicuous trait in his character. Though go'rjg 
back into the forties, my recollections of tliat early time naturally embrace 
only what a boy sees in a man whose manner is a little abrupt and impos- 
ing, though never unkind, but whose thouglits and interests are far beyond 
him. Therefore I cannot speak of the best years of Mv. Kidder's life as iiis 
friend ^Ir. Lossing, or Mr. Trask, or yourself, might do, for all that is to 
me a gulf impossil)le of being bridged over. Later iu life I came to know 
Mr. Kidder intimately. He was for a long time my neighbor and valued 
friend. Our tastes and pursuits run on somewhat congenial lines, so tiiat 
it was a pleasure to meet him if only to listen to the store of reminiscence 
of which he was so full. Now, as 1 remember these talks, it seems to mo 
that Mr. Kidder ahvp.ys had something to say, in his pithy way, that was apt 
to go clear to the root of a matter. lie was an excellect judge of men. 
I now recall his estimate of certain persons v/ith added respect for tho 
unerring insight it exhibited on his part, although at the time the cstim.ata 
may have seemed to fall short of or overshoot the mark. 

Mr. Kidder was fond of relating his meeting with Gen. Grant at 
i City Poiut when tlic Union army lay in front of Petersburg. His errand 
I there was to pive Gen. Grant information of im[>ortance concerning the 
j best way to capturt; Wilmington, N. C, with which port I\Ir. Kidder was 
' well acquainted, and he always deplored what he considered the unneces- 
sary sacrifice of life made iu carrying Fort Fisher by assault, ina?mucli as the 
garrison could have b^ea cut otf irom its water supply, and so forced to ! 

haul down the Confederate flag without bloodshed. Perhaps the one strong- i 

est literary purpose of Mr. Kidder's later years was seen in the desire to ; 

put in suitable shanj for publication the volumiiiou-; and e.^biustive mate- j 

rials he had. collected bearing upon the early history of Acadia. This had I 

been with him a veritable labor of love, but after exhausting the aeid of j 

research he felt himself unequal to doing the work of compiling, annotat- ' 

ing and tsstiiig such a mass of crude materials, and was therefore com.- j 

pelled to abandon the hope he had formed of seeing what was meant to be ! 

his most important literary work go uncompleteil. Nevertl eless, tbe man- ; 

uscript itself remains to show some of ^Ir. Kidder's leading .iterary charac- 
teristics, his knowledge of authorities to be consulted and of the men of ! 
the time, his dogged persistence in followiiig u[) the niost trifling cl-j'.v, his | 
industry, anil his ambition to produce a work worthy of the subject by * 
gathering together everything that could be Orouglit into relation with it, ' 
even though it might seem to the superficial observer au unconsidered triila ' 
indeed. i 

At a rneetincj of the New England Historic Gcnealo^rical Society, } 

held !March o, 18^6, 'Mi-. William B. Trask, chairrjr.a Oi a com- ] 

raittee previou.sly appointed tu prepare reaolations on his death, 
offered the following ; 

fHiereas, it has pleased cur Heavenly Father, after a decade of loneliness 
and suffering, to remove by death our esteemed associate Frederic Ki«iiier, 
Iiesoh-ed, That we bear witness to the earnesLncs, lidflity and prompt- 
ness v.ith which he discharged his various duties in belialf of this society, 
through a membership of six and thirty years, until his waning health aud 

140 JSIer.ioir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

strength forsook liim. bcinjr for sonic years its treasurer, and for a lonc» 
time a director, working willingly and faitlifully on many and important 
committees, with an ardent desire to promote the interests of our institution. 

Eesohed, Tiiat he was an eflicient student of history and genealogy, as 
is evident in what he did for his native town, New Ipswich; in belialf, "also, 
of Indian nomenclature and liistory, the earlier and the Revolutionary move- 
ments in Maine, New Ilampsliire. Massachusetts and Xorth Carolina; his 
many and valuable contriiuitions to our RicGisTiiu and other pulilications, 
as well as in the several separate volumes that he WTOte and published. 

Resolced, That as a merchant and business man he was upright and liou- 
orable, energetic and self-commanding; as a citizen, neighbor and friend, 
worthy and respected. 

Resolved, That we gratefully acknowledge the generous bequest made by 
Mr. Kidder to this society, the foundation of a Kidder Fund, the income 
whereof is to be expended for books much needed for our library. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of .the 

The Hon. Nathaniel F. SafTord, after rinnoancing n. bequest by 
^Ir. Kidder of five shares of the Cabot r\Ianufactm-iiig Company, of 
the par value of $500 each, offered the follov.-iiig resolution which ho 
had prepared at the request of the directors : 

Resolved, That the society gratefully accepts the legacy bequeathed them 
by the will of the late Frederic Kidder, Esq., denorninated the '• Kidder 
Fund ;" that the trustees named by the testator, Deloraine P. Corey, John 
"Ward Dean and William B. Trask, be requested to receive a transfer of the 
shares of the capital stock of the Caliot Manufacturing Company, to hold 
in ?.ccordance with the provisions and limitations of said will, wherein this 
society is made the beneficiary and cestui que trust. 

Remarks on the character of Mr. Kidder and expressions of grat- 
itude for his bequest were made by the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, 
LL.D., president of the society, the llev. Edmund F. Slafcev, Mr. 
Trask and the Hon. Charles Cowley, LL.D. Mr. Slafter's remarks 
were in substance as follows : 

Our cider associates especially will always remember IMr. Kidder with 
great respect for his deep interest in this society, and his loyal fidelity co- 
wards it, from its earliest years to the day of his death. In some respects 
he was an extraordinary man. He was not erudite, or learned in the ordi- 
nary and proper sense of the words, but nevertheless he had a profound iove 
of history, especially of the history of this continent. He had an instinct, 
almost a genius, for the investigation of themes that had in them elements 
of uncertainty, that were involved more or le-.s in mystery and doubt. On 
such sul)jects he was pretty sure to arrive at a clear aud lixed opinion, and 
subsequent and wider investigation often proved that his views were not 
incorrect. At our monthly meeting-,, when at one time and another almost 
numberless historical questions have been discussed, many of them involved 
and complicated, we shall none of us forget how almost unitbrmly our late 
associate brought forward iihistrutions. p;inci[.les and facts, germain to the 
subject under discussion, and which were always entertaining and suited to 
enrich or reinforce our histoiical knowledge. 

The resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

1SS7.] Posthumous Addi-es'? of President Wilder. 141 




rPIlE anniiiil meeting of the Xkw-Exglaxd TIistouic Gexealo- 
-fi- GiCAL SociKTi' was licid in the Society's House, 18 Somerset 
Street, Bostoi], on AVednesday, January 5, 1887, at 3 o'clock in 
the afternoon. In token of the commijn grief felt by the nienibers 
of this Society at the death of their kite president, the Hon. ^Mar- 
shall P. Wilder, the hall was draped in black, as was likewise his 
portrait which hung upon tlie wall on tlie left. The massive ma- 
hogany chair which once belonged to John Hancock, of late years 
; occupied by Col. Wilder as president of the Society, stood vacant 
i rear the middle of the platform, and covered with the habiliments 
i of mourning. The Hon. Josei)h B. Walker, of Concord, X. 11. , 
the senior vice-president, presided, and on taking the chair made 
aome brief and appropriate remarks. 

The address, prepared for this occasion by the late Hon. Marshall 
P. "Wilder, j)resident of the Society, was then read by the Pev. 
Edmund F. Slarter, who had been selected for duty by the 
Board of Directors. ]Mr. Shifter prefaced the reading by tlieso 
remarks : 

]Mrv. President: — 

It has been the custom of our late lamented president, immedi- 
ately after tlie committee appointed to nominate ofiicers for the en- 
suing year had announced to him that his name v:ould be presented 
for the presidency at the next annual meeting, to prepare an address 
to the Soc.sty on assuming the chair for another term. During the 
last weeks of his life lie had made his usual preparation. On Wed- 
nesday, the loth day of December, he completed his last re\J«!on, 
and sent tlie copy to the printer, that it miL:ht be put in type for the 
greater convenieuco of reading. On Tliursday he rose apparently 
in. better liealth than he had been for several days. Having attend- 
ed to some matters of buoiness, he dictated a letter of importance, 
his daughter acting as amanuensis, and signed it with his own liand. 
His physician entering at tiiat time, to whom he announced himself 
as very well, and to the special inquiry as to the rheumatism that 
had been playing about his chest for several days, he rej>I:ed that 
" he felt none of it, that it was all gone." After a. few additional 
words he lifted his hands to his breast, settled back in his chaii-, the 
pulsation of his heart ceased, and his spirit passed 
" To tlirit i;nili?cQvcr:i couTitry, from wUos3 b)!iin 

VOL. XLI. 13 

14:2 Poslliumoits Ad'.Ircss of President Wilder. [April, 

Tims calmly, without ri strugii'le, in the nuiltituile of years and 
ripeness of kiio\vj(jd,2;c, his faculties still fresh and vic^orous, im- 
touel'.cd I)y any symptom of decay, our venerable president rounded 
out and finished U{) with a rare com[)lctcncss his earthly career. 

In the discourse which I am about to read to you, we have an 
cxliibition of his l)road and comprehensive interest in historical 
studies, and his warm afl'ection for this Society, and his co-workers 
in what lie loved to call ''this noble work." And I am sure, if h.e 
were conscious of these proceedings to-dav, his sensibilities would be 
touched by the eagerness v.ith which, as his old associates, we shall 
listen to his last counsels, and embalm them as a part of our pro- 
ceedings at this annual meeting. 


Gextlemex of the Society : 

This completes nineteen years of my service as president of this 
Society. I am most gratetul for the repeated tokens of your good 
opinion. Uut wiien I see around me from time to time so many 
gentlemen distinguished for th.eir learning and historical knowledge, 
w!io are better qualified to discharge the duties of the chair than 
myself, I feel a delicacy in occupying it any longer. I cannot, how- 
ever, without your consent sever the relations which have existed 
between us for so many years. I shall therefore accept any duties 

I you may lay upon me, asking your indulgence, and at the same 

i time assuring you that I shall bring to their discharge a warm heart, 

the best of my feeble strength, and all the wisdom I possess. 

While we most gratefully acknowledge that Divine Goodness 

( "which has preserved the lives of so many of us, and permitted us to 

assemble again for tlie prosecution of our noble work, we have to 

j record the loss of many associates who have rendered important ser- 

i vices, and who during the past year have joined the silent majority, 

[ and passed on to receive their reward. 

! ' Among them we have to record tlic loss of two of our Vice- 

Presidents, the Hon. George Carter Kichardson of Massachusetts, 
and the Hon. John liussell llartlett of lihodc Island. 

]Mr. Ivichardson was my intimate friend for many years, and I 
sincerely cherish his memory and deplore his loss. He was an en- 
terprising business man, and a liberal and public-spirited citizen. 

j The Society is dcejdy indebted to him for his interest in its welfare, 

i and his generosity in its behalf. 

[ iNlr. liartlett was well known as an able writer on history, archae- 

ology and bibliography, and was distinguished for his thoroughness 
and accuracy. The elaborate and illustrated catalogue of the John 
Carter Brown Library, which he prepared for the press, is a monu- 

l mcnt to his learning and industry. To his kind otHcos we owe it 

that we have a copy of this invaluable catalogue in our library. 

1887.] PosfJiiunous Address of President Wilder. 143 

Prominent among atlier members, whom ^YC liavo lost, i.s Chester 
Allan Arthur, ex-President of the United States, the upright cliief 
magistrute, who aljly conducted the all lir.-s of the nation at a poriotl 
of unusual solicitude; Archbis!iO[) liichard Clienevix Trench, lute 
primate of Ireland, :i distinguii^hed scholar and poet; Amos A. 
Lawrence, the honored son of an honored sire ; Henry P. Kidder, 
the philanthropic banker; tlic Hon. Joim James i>ai)Son, the iiis- 
torian of Gloucester; and the Hon. Charles Adams, Jr., a long 
trusted public otiiecr in tlie Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Brief memoirs of all the deceased membei-s have been prepared 
by the historiographer, the Kev. Dr. Tarbox, and special action 
has been had by the Society on those who iiave been otHcially asso- 
ciated witli us in our labors. 

]Must deeply do we sympathize with those of our associates who 
mourn the loss of the near friends or companions of their lives. 
But we console ourselves with the hope that ere long we shall meet 
them again, where love shall be complete, and death and parting 
never come. 

•• Beyond thi? vale of tears 
There is a life above, 
Unmeasured by the flight of years; 
And all that life is love." 

It gives me renewed pleasure to state that our Society is still in a 
sound, prosperous, and progressive condition. Tiie acquisition of 
funds, the enterprise and enthusiasm of our members, the i)ublic 
interest shown in the gift of books and other historic material, are an 
ample reward for our toil, more than fultilling our anticipations for 
its perpetuity ; the plans for the extension of our building, which 
we so much need, are held in abeyance, as we do not know what 
effect the erection of the new Court House is to have on our 

One of the most judicious and liberal bequests that tlie Society 
has received is that from the late Francis Merrill Bartletc, of Cam- 
bridge, who left us his entire library consisting of nearly sixteen 
hundred volumes. ]\Ir. Bartlett, though fond of belles-lettres 
and general literature, had a particular interest in local and 
family history, the s[)ecialties of this Society. He collected with 
much care and judgment a library that might serve him 
in his investigation of these subjects, which he thoroughly mas- 
tered. He was a subscriber to our quarterly publication, and a 
contributor to its pages. He was reluctant to have the li!)rary Irom 
which he had received so much profit and enjoyment, and on which 
he had bestowed so much time in its accumulation, dispersed at his 
death, and his interest in this Society induced him to make it the 
depository of his prucious volumes. This is an example whirii I hope 
others will follow. It is a mchijich(;ly fact that every year witnesses 
the di^pers^■Jn of libraries on special subjects, on v.hich the owners 

144 Posthumous Address of President Wilder. [Ai)ril, 

had bc:?towea gi-cut care, aial in which the works have n much 
hi'i-hcr value as parts of a comi)lctc coHectiou than they have as 
separate volumes. Should not such collections be kept together, and 
deposited in some great library, and thus become a monument to the 
wisdom and generosity of the collector V 

The New ^England Historical and Genealogical ILcgister, the 
Society's organ, "has now been publislied forty years, and numbers 
forty volunies. It has well earned the rei)utatlon which it has 
attained. Xo public or private library that is intended to be use- 
ful in historical research can be considered fully equip[)ed without 
this work. During these two score years the Register has had 
twelve editors, nam'elv, the Rev. "William Cogswell, D.D., Samuel 
G. Drake, A.M., William Thaddeus Harris, A.M., the Hon. 
Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, A.M., 3I.I)., the Rev. Joseph B. Felt, 
LL.D., the Hon. Timothy Farrar, LL.D., William B. Trask, 
Esq., John Ward Dean, A.M., William H. WH.itmore, A.M., 
the Rev. Elias Nason, A.M., the Hon. Charles Hudson, A.M., 
and Col. Albert H. Hoyt, A.M. Of these the first six and Mr. 
Hudson are dead. They are all well known for their contributions 
to" historical literature. Mr. Dean, the present editor, has had 
charge of the work for the past eleven years, and was editor on two 
fornier occasions, the aggregate of his services covering over one- 
third of the time of the Register's publication. 

All the money received from suljscribers is expended on the work, 
and members of the Society and friends of the publication, who are 
not already, can increase its value by becoming subscribers to the 
work. The materials are abundant for its enlargement, and only 
more means are needed to pay for the increased expenditure. 

I desire to call your attention, as I have repeatedly done before, 
to the researches now making in England, by Mr. Henry F. Vin- 
ters, under the auspices of this Society, with the pecuniary aid of 
others friendlv to this undertaking. These investigations, as you 
all know, have been systematically carried on for the four past years, 
and have attracted great attention from antiquaries, not only in 
this, but also in other countries. It is a vastly important work, 
certainlv anion u" the foremost that this Society has been called upon 
to undertake during the forty-two years of its existence, and, as has 
been well said, it marks an epoch in genealogical research. A de- 
partment of research is, or ought to be, a permanent feature in a 
Society like ours. The time has now come to put it on a more per- 
manent basis. 

Tiic remarkable success that has attended these investigations 
hitherto, sliouhl lead us to hojie that provision nniy be made to estab- 
lish a fund, tiie income of wliich may be available for the promotion 
„f original research in this department. This would free us trom 
the UL^cssity of asking for annual contributions, and would enable 
the work to be carried on on a grander scale and with greater re- 

1887.] Posthumous Address of President Wilder. 145 

suits. An cndownieiit like tliis is a groat want of the Society. "Wlio / 
will put into his Will >;20,0()0 for this purpose? 

Annivcrcaiics and celebrations are constantly recurring, and our 
early history is becoming more familiar to the present generation 
than it was even to those who were actors in it. These historical 
festivals are, as Mr. James Kusscll Lowell has well said, " kec[)ing 
alive the thread of historic continuity so important to men, to fami- 
lies, to towns and to nations, in the development of character." 

Among those of the year ISbG, which were conspicuous, the fol- 
lowing may be named : 

Few occasions, if any, have awakened a broader interest in Xew 
England than the late celebration of the founding of Harvard Col- 
lege. As the President of tlie Massachusetts Historical Society, 
the liev. George E. Ellis, D.D., justly said, "On no otlicr occa- 
sion and in no other place throughout our whole larid could such a 
company have been gathered and such observances have been held 
as gave to the commemoration at Cambridge such fclicitv, di<'niry 
and completeness in al! its elements and incidents." 

]Most appropriate was it that the Cliicf r^lagistrate of the nation 
and his Cabinet, as well as the representatives of the colleges of our 
own and foreign countries, should meet to exchange congratulations 
on the influence and prosperity of this the oldest college in our land, 
and that a great concourse of people from all parts of our country 
should be present to join in the rejoicings of the occasion : and that 
more than a thousand of its alumni, v/ith AVinthrop, Holmes, Low- 
ell, Ellis, and other golden stars that still shine in the constellations 
of her sons, should come home with grateful hearts to honor their 
Alma ]Mater and remember John Harvard, who planted this nursery 
of knowledge for the benefit of his race. 

One of the most interesting occasions of the past year was the un- 
veiling and dedication of a magnificent bronze statue of Daniel 
Webster, presented to the State of Xew Hampshire by her generous 
son, our associate member, Benjamin Pierce Cheney, Esq., a fittiuf 
tribute of respect to his native State, and an enduring memorial of 
New Hampshire's matchless son. As the cliampion of the Ameri- 
can Union, the exp<)under and defender of the Constitution, Tvlr. 
"Webster stood like the highest summit o'i his granite hills, towerin^r 
aloft, far above ail around him. To him is our nation more indebt- 
ed than to any other man for the establishment of the great princi- 
ples which have made our government what it is. As Xew En^-- 
land's greatest son, America's illustrious statesman, the apostle of 
freedom and fraternity, his words will live to adorn the pa2:es 
of history so long as our Charter of Liberties shall bear on its 
scroll the declaration that ''all men are born free and erjual," or 
Liberty and L'nion shall have a place in the hearts of freemen, — 
" Li!>erty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever." 

Perh^^ , the most imposing event of this series was the completion 

VOL. XLI. 13* 

146 Posthumous Address of President Wilder. [April, 

and aeJIcation of tlic statue, ^^ Liberty Enllglitciiliig tlie '^Vorld/' on 
the 28th of October, on r>edU)c's Lhmd in the harbor of New York. 
A vast concourse of pco[)lc from our own and other countries 
assembled to do honor to the patriotic and gifted Bartholdl.^ The 
occasion was honored by the presence of the President and Cabinet of 
the llopubllc, tli'j Governors and dignitaries of our States, the INlill- 
tarv. Naval and Civil organizations composing a grand procession of 
two hundred thousand men, such as has seldom if ever been witnessed 
on this continent. The stars and stripes and the tricolored flags 
were garlanded and blended together in sympathy for the perpetu- 
ation '^of the freedom which they once hL'l[)cd to achieve; and 
what added to the brilliancy of the occasion was the presence 
of hundreds of ships of war and vessels of commerce moored side by 
side, and decorated with tliousands of banners floating proudly in 
the breeze, and announcing the completion of this august work of art. 
AVe rejoice in the erection of these testimonials to perpetuate 
throuo-h coming generations the love of freedom and human right, 
and we pray that its progress may go on until the monarchies of 
earth shullbe revolutioni^zcd, and the golden light of liberty shall 
penetrate to the darkest recesses of the earth. We rejoice in 
the memorials erected in tlie interest of liberty, which now grace 
our land:— the monument on Bunker's Heights where the first 
oreat battle of the lievolution was fuught ; the monument at York- 
town where victory crowned the cause of American liberty ; the 
Washington Monument in memory of the Father and Deliverer of 
his Country, the loftiest structure of which wc have any record ; and 
the statue of Liberty Enlightening the AVorld, one of the loftiest 
fi^rures in human form on the globe. Glorious memorials ! which 
speak to mankind of the blessings which are enjoyed by a most free, 
pro'^-ressive and prosperous nation, under a government made and 
controlled by themselves. 

\Vonderful indeed has been the progress of civilization on this 
continent ; it has no parallel in the annals of history, in its growth, 
power and intluence, opening a new era in the destiny and^ happi- 
ness of the race. As the beams of the morning spreading into the 
broad sunll2,ht of day, so is the sun of liberty gradually diffusing its 
ravs over the earth ; unfolding the principles of free thought, free 
speech, free education, free labor and free government, as seen in 
uur own country, in Greece, in France, in :Mcx1co, and in the present 
demand of Ireland for home rule. Grand indeed has been our 
country's record, fast fuliilllng the predictions of statesmen and 
philosophers of past times. Surpassing all their glorious anticipa- 
tions, our country constitutes herself the :Mothcr of an Empire of 
States, and stands forth as the richest and most powerful nation 
of the globe. 

With what almost superhuman foresight Bisliop Berkeley wrote 
almost two hundred years ago of the destiny of this laud : 

1887.] Postlmmous Address of President Wilder. 147 

"Westward the course of empire takes its way, 
The first four acts already past," 

bv -wliicli we suppose he meant tlie Baljylonlau , Persian, Grecian 
and Itonian Empires, and looking through the blood of England to 
America, he saw the "Fifth" in our ONvn laud. 

"A Fifth shall close the drann with the day, 
Time's uoblest olispring is the last." 

The EiMit Hundredth Anniversary of the completion of the 
Domesday Survey in 108G, was celebrated by the Ivuyal Iliscorical 
Society of England, of which Lord Aberdare is president. The 
commemoration took place in October last, the sessions holding five 
days from the 25th to the 29th of that mouth. One feature of the 
celebration was the exhibition of the Domesday book or rather 
books, for there are two volumes, of which our associate, Augustus 
T. Perkins, A.J\I., tave a graphic description in the letter read at 
our October meeting. The size of the larger volume is about 
twelve inches by eight, and the smaller ton inches by eight. 
They are beautifully engrossed and in fine preservation. Other 
historical manuscripts in tlie Ilecord office and in the British 
]Museum Avere inspected by those who attended the celebration ; 
and at subsequent meetings papers were read on subjects 
connected with that renowned survey, by well-known historical 
scholars. George A7. Marshall, LL.D., F.S.A., of London, and 
Augustus Thorndike Perkins, A.M., of Boston, were appomtcd 
delcQ-ates from this Society to the celebration. Mr. Perkins was 
prevented fronr attending, but Dr. Marshall represented the Society 
on that interesting occasion. 

The last month in the year witnessed the celebration of the Two 
E[undredth Anniversary of the founding of King's Chapel, which 
was held on tlie 15th of December, with addresses froni the liev. 
Henry Wilder Foote, its minister, and some of the most distinguislied 
speakers in Boston and vicinity. The services which began the 
parish life of King's Chapel, of which two hundred years have been 
completed, were memorable also as the introduction of the English 
Church into the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. 

In my last Address I gave emphasis to the relation which history 
holds to biography. When they are combined with genealogy a 
o-reat work opens before us, both in the researclies of the past, and 
m those to bo made in future years. At the present time I 
wish to refer to the reasons why this study should be pursued, not 
only in its bearing upon those wlio love the work, but tor accom- 
plishing and accelerating the primal design of this Society. 

Thc'need of such an" organization first suggested the formation 
of this Society, which as a pioneer on this continent is specially 
distinguished."^ In the ^Mother Country genealogy was so interwoven 
with heraldry that neither could be complete without local and 

148 Posthumous Address of President Wilder. [April, 

family records. The armorial beurlngs on the equipages of the 
gentry often proved the key to the line of ancestry lor generations 
back ; and family crests led many to search nuisty records to learn 
who ^Yere their pru'^^cnitors, and what were their exploits. In 
England it is only tfic privileged classes whose pedigree and entads 
from the time of the Xorman Conquest arc recorded on early scaled 
and attested parchments. It is of tliem that the Heralds' College, 
presided over by the Garter King of Arms, keeps the armorial 
record, their "coat armour" and lawful "crests" and "bearmgs." 
No yeoman enters tliere. Only " the blood of all the Howards " is 
worth tracino-, even though it runs in the vehis of knaves or cowards. 
But 'we of^Xew England, never forgetting our birthright, or the 
stock whence we came, have no dividing line by whlcii to separate 
the patrician and the plebeian. This marks, in a vcrv significant 
manner, a stage in the social progress of our race, and furnishes an 
occasion and "encouragement for genealogical study. Democracy 
oucrht hi^hlv to estimate the purpose and the province of genealogy. 
I For the'i-anoe of the subject at once shows us that we must no 

I longer confine our interest in humanity to tlie great ones of earth, 

to princes and nobles. Genealogy with us knows no distinction 
between the great and the small. It recognizes simply the lineage of 
I families limited by natural descent. 

[ It is true we often find great difficulty in tracing the line of many 

of our "Anglo-Saxon" families anterior to their arrival in America. 
I Nevertheless, bv patient and unceasing investigation we may hope that 

! many additional lines may yet be traced back to the original stock 

I in EnMand. There are those of our people who feel a pride as they 

I contemplate the unbroken chain of their family descent through 

successive generations, ^vhlch in most cases embraces a great variety 
of talent, ofiicial rank and respectability. 
[ Sry what you will, there is an instinct implanted in human nature 

with its " Who ?" and "What?" of the past, an innate love of kindred, 
f bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh . The American Indian sacredly 

■ preserves the hones of his ancestors, carries them with him from place 

to place, cherishing their memory and thus handing down the story of 
brave deeds (ov many generations. Look at the Chinese in our country 
to-dav, noted as a nation which honors its kindred, and with grateful 
assiduity transports their remains to their distant home that they may 
mln-le with their native dust. Eecall the traditions of man, each gen- 
eratwn in its dav bears te:=timony to the character of the preceding. 
He who worships the past, believes we are connected not only \yith 
those that came before us, but with those who are to come after. ^A hat 
mean those hieroglvphic inscriptions on the Egyptian monuments .-' 
Savs one of tlunu, "I speak to you who shall come a million years 
after my death." Another says, " Grant that my words may live 
for hundreds and thousands of vears." The writers were evidentlv 
thinking, not only of their own time, but of the distant future ot 
the human race, and hoped themselves never to be forgotten. 

18S7.] Podhamous Address of President Wilder. 149 

Look at the genealogy of the Hebrews, accurately delineated in 
the Scriptures. They preserved fi>r four thousand years the line of 
descent from Adam to the Messiah, through a, clioseu people, to 
whom, in connection with the royal line of David, certain great 
promises were made. 

^'ot till pure duniostic family relations arc estahlished, not till vital 
statistics are faithfully gatliered and recorded, not indeed till there are 
materials for historical narrative at hand, will there be the widest 
scope for genealogical investigations. It insists upon facts, monu- 
ments and records, and whatever tends to preserve the memory of 
passing events. It is of the highest service in all legal prucesses for 
establishing the rights of property. jNIuch in the past has been lost 
to the world from lack of data of time and place. That ques- 
tion which has come down the centuries, '' Who reared the Pyi-amids 
of Egvpt?" must remain forever unanswered. That stony face of 
the ''Sphinx" which guards them well, and round whose base the 
sands of the desert liave drifted, gazes still into futurity, revealing 
no tale to the passing traveller, save the echo of history, "Before 
thou wast, I was." 

But we of this nineteenth century, through our archaeological 
explorations, and our historical and genealogical researches, which 
secure the past, seize upon the present, and perpetuate them in the 
future, are amply repaid for our labors. ]\[other Earth has kept her 
secrets well, but is revealing them one by one, as the x'eward of 
patient toil. What must have been the delight of the discoverer, when 
those two Egyptian mummies were unrolled, to be able to identify 

j them so perfectly as Ramases the Second and Third, father and son ! 

j At last, throucrh the indefatigable labors and perseverance of the 

j agent of our Society in England, Mr. Henry F. Waters, we 
have been enabled to lift the veil which for nearly two hundred and 

! fifty years has hidden the modest, obscure, but gene -ous benefactor of 
America's ancient university, to discover his parentage and birth-place, 

; and also to form some idea of his youthful surroundings. With 
what new enthusiasm must its thousands of alumni who attended 
its late quarter-millenary celebration, with the other thousands who 

; once trod its classic halls, but are now scattered over the wide earth, 
have uttered the name of their "Alma Mater," and paid fresh 
tributes of gratitude to its founder, John Harvard, whose memory 
is forever immortalized ! 

Genealogy in its widest sense embraces more than what appertains 
to the pedigree of the human species. It embraces in its broadest 
principles and effects, not only the mental and moral, but the phy- 
sical world, the dominion of man over nature, of mind over matter. 
Here comes in a new branch of genealogical study, termed Heredity, 
which seeks to discover those immutable laws which Eternal Wisdom 
has fore-ordained fur the government, improvement, and perfection 
of the works of creation. Its aim " is to trace through iamilies, 

150 Excerpt.a froin a Suffolk Parish Account Boole. [April, 

direct or ufliliatcfl, tlic tn^nsrnlssion through continuous generations, 
or by recurrence in alternating generuti'ins, physical, mental ar.d 
moral traits and qualities." Carlylc says, "I can trace father, son 
and grandson ; the family stamp is distinctly legible in each ; " and 
in after generations there often comes the prototype of a line of de- 
scent, with the stately figure, the massive brow, the Itoman nose, or 
the energy, skill, or genius of the far-off line of ancestry, establish- 
ing the right to rule. How far classes of ideas and symjiathies 
may be transmitted to posterity, is a study for the physiologist and 
philosopher, " when inferences and inductions to be of any value 
must be trustworthy, and most carefully certified." 

The laws of scientific development for the improvement of species, 
whether animal or vegetable, in producing an ever-increasing ad- 
vancement, are evidences of that Divine Ijonevolence which has for 
its object the ultimate perfection of all things. 

Thus man as His agent produces the delicious apple from the 
eour crab, and the luscious peach from the bitter almond. From the 
■wild tenants of the forest we have our beautiful, symmetrical and 
intelligent, domestic animals, the result of human co-operating with 
divine skill. And so on, by the same genius, to the grander mani- 
festations in the kingdom of matter; from the dewdrop, we have an 
element which turns the macliinery of the world, and from the spark 
caught by Franklin, u power which speaks with tongues of fire and 
carries thought instantaneously to every part of the globe. 

And so in the sublimer issues of life, in the realms of matter 
and of mind, will civilization and science advance hand in hand, 
when the demands for ''human rights" in the emancipation of mankind 
shall triumph in the enjoyment of the blessings of freedom ; when a 
common prosperity and a common brotherhood throughout the 
world, shall ever be approaching nearer and nearer to that great 
"Fi)st Cause "who declared his works to be " very good." And 
finally, when the germ of immortality in man shall burst its 
earthly confines, and in its native clime expand in celestial beauty, 
tire designs of Infinite Perfection will be consummated ; and the 
glories and mysteries of creation now hidden from our eyes will 
be unfolded, and written in letters of ever-living light, on the 
tablets of Eternity. 


By the Rev. John James RA,V£>f, D.D., Vicar of FressingflelJ, Eng. 

"Thkuk is iiothiu'j: so old but there's iomethiiig older in it," said a 
neighbor of mine when he pointed out au echinus in a loth century 
Church wall. His -.vonls recur to my rrsiml as I look to the biudiiig of the 
Weybread Church Dook lying before me. The book is noted as begiuaing 

18S7.] Exccrpfa from a Suffolh Parish Account Booh. 151 

from laSS, but tlio first eleven years, alas! are gone. Certain strips of 
parcluiieiit have been used to strengthen the back. On one is the red ink 
liourisli sprinj^ing from eome lovely illuminated capital letter, long ago 
destroyed ; hut the v^-onls, nos i:on pnncffim' tcrrctfS have escaped the knife. 
On the other side of the sheet I read . . rcgrm mcta .rpm in cell's Ht) . . . 
while in another part, with a little ticuble. may be deciphered the opening 
words ot Psalm xxxiii.^'ulg. (our xxxiv.) IScurtiram tiu'm in Diuni Ic'parf : 
semper hms tins i ore :nca. These with a few other words have just 
nuin;)<'^cd to survive as memorials of the piety of mediaeval life in Wey- 

But to the book itself. "The Receytes of Thomas Meone at myll and 
Josua Elgood, Churchwardens" for 1599. show from rates and rent a 
"summa totalis ix li. v s. vijd," and the items of expenditure are not at 
first of any special interest. 

In ICOS we h.ave some entries illustrative of the regard in wdiich the 
Holy Communion was held : 

'' Nvue pynts of muskedyn " were provided for Easter Day, six pints for 
the following Sunday, and a pottle for each of "Whit Sunday aud Christ- 
mas Day. 

1618 seems a year unusually abounding in briefs for various towns suf- 
fering after fire — "Barnstable" and Stepney are named with many 
Eastern Counties place??, the sums collected being usually about a shilling. 
But the first item in September is " for Virginia ij '." and though it may 
eeem dangerous for a tyro in American History to piece ficts together, this 
surely seems to take its origin in the distress in Virginia in that year, 
when, '* having planted our fields came a great drought ; and such a cruell 
etorme of haile, which did such spoile botli to the Corne and Tobacco, that 
wee reaped but small profit," as Captain Samuel Argall and Master John 
Rolfe relate.* Rolfe further reports that in JMay, 1619, the Marnnrctt of 
Bristol came, with " many devout gifts."t wdiich expression is very appro- 
priate to offerings made "^in church. We may think then that the Wey- 
bread two shillings lent their little aid to build up Virginia and something 

In 1C19 the Table of the Ten Commandments was repaired and 
enlarged. 5 acramental bread and wine, washing of the " surplisse," and 
charges at Archidiaconal visitations run on steadily year by year. In 1621 
" Diuid 3Iichell hisbreife loss .300011. by water," drew xd. from the parish, 
and the same amount to Robert Lawe, " Vicar in Huntington," probably 
known to Oliver Cromwell, he having lost " 20011. by fire." Trarnps are 
treated with a lenity which would have shocked the Tudor legislators, 
two "passengers" having a shilling bestowed on them; but in 1623 
the screw is on, and sixpence giveu to Anne -Johnson and Ellin Johnson, 
bears record as to their " being permitted by warrant from two .Justices of 
the peace to passe with three small children from Warike shire to AVinter- 
ton.+ their husbands being drowned and all their goods lost by sea, 
Jlav 9." Vagrancy increased again, and we find 49 *' travelers " relieved 
in 16G6. 

In 1623 apj)ears for the first time the signature of John Thurlby, 
Vicar. His last is in 1G12, when he seems to have been ejected. 

« Ari)Cr's Capf . Smitli, p. 536. t p. otO. 

X A fishing village, about 10 miles N. of Yarrcouth. 

152 Excerpta from a Si(ffoJh Parish Account Booh. [April, 

In 1C20 Ann Mayman's absolution cost the parisli Is. 4d., and we can 
only hope that the njsult was satisfactory. 

Three years more bring ns to the enu of one of the Forced Loans of 
Charle? I. " Item the gift and last subsldie or Loue money lent to 
the King viij.s." 

Most notable in 1*3.30 is, " Item, to a pore distracted minister Is. Od.,'" 
the representative, it is to be feared, of a Iarf;e clas-s in tho.^e troubled days, 
perhaps fearing reprobation from a study of Perkins's Tables, periiaps leav- 
ing his little all for conscience' sake, and unbalauced in a struggle for dear 
life in this hard world. 

Soon the Earl of ^lanchester rules thc;se counties. 

By 10.1.3 Sir John Hobart's name cesses to appear as assenting to the 
year's account. The parish pays '• 31"" Verdin for demolishing and takiaf 
away onlawfull thinges upon our church windowes, and in other, partes 
about our church, being authorised heronto by the Earle of Man* I'ejter." 
He that will read impartially the diary of Will: Dowsinge, of Laxfield. 
hard by. may see what irreparable miscLief was done bv allowir">- fanatical 
clowns to destroy at their own sweet will whatever di-;[)!ca-ed tiiem. All 
was superstition in their eyes, from the most objectionable representations 
of the Trinity to the simplest scenes from Scripture history, such as we 
now see in children's Sunday books. AH round these parts Dow=.iuo- and 
his subordinates raged, but by some happy miscalculation they missed 
Fressingfield. The '' summa totalis " of books, the property of the parish, 
changes. The great Bible, Jewell's vrorks,* the book of Homilies, a 
'' paper booke," and a Register book remain, bat the pdace of the Book of 
Common Prayer is taken by the Coveuant, which cost the parish half-a- 
crown for •• w^righting " it in a sheet ol parchment. Xext year a pen is 
run through the Book of Homilies. The parochial minds are not at all 
stirred by these vicissitudes in theology. Thomas Kent, Ilsicholas Ahmr, 
Francis Burley attest the account as of yore. 

The days of the Commonwealth were not without church r'3[)aration. 
In 1651 Brande [Brend] of Norwich is paid £3 2s. for reca=:ti:iir one of 
the bells (which till lately bore his name and the date), and other expenses 
were incurred, running up the amount to over £5. 

It is easy to pull down, but reconstruction is another matter. In 165j 
one Joseph Artise desires to be the " spiritual pastor and master " of Wey- 
bread. But the parish, however ill servt-d or unserved, will not have him 
without a struggle, and an old parishioner, John ileen, champions the 
cause and wins. " Item, payed to JoLjj Meen los. 4d. money disliursed 
by him in opposinge Joseph Artise when he indevored to gett sequestrac^ 
of the churc'i and suply the place 13s. 4(L" 

In 1058 t!ie Parchment of the Coveu-int disappears from the small list 
of Church l)Ooks. 

The tingle (literally) of great events in the realm is distinctly perceived 
in this remote parish, where on the 20ih of IMay. 1001, we find the ringers 
receiving 3i. for their performance on " Crownnation " day, the previous 
23d of April. These accounts are passed by Daniel Jaco!/, John Nelson, 
Nicholas .ilgar a;;d .lolui 3Ii'en. The last but one c-speci i!ly had experi- 
enced witli epaaidmity many vieissitudos in things political. 

In 1003 the Revised Book of Common Prayer, which had received so 

* I found n Mack-Iettcr Jewell some years ago in the tower of Ilketehall St. Andrew, 
while I was bell-hunting. 

1S87.] Tlie Lineage of President Lincoln. 153 

much attention nt the hands ol; Archbisliop Sancroft, then Clerk of Con- 
vocation, appears among the other books as " A Service Book." 

Thus I have endeavored to sliow the course of a very rivulet of history, 
throui;h a little of its estaut. There is more to come, should this awaken 
a desire to know more of the genuine simple annals of a little East 
Anglian parish. 

England. 1599 and forward. 

Vi^cyhread, Surf. — Surnames occurring in the Parish Account Book — 
Meene '• at mylf," Elgood, Newsou, Chittocke, Algar, Ilarccke, Godbolde, 
Goodvryn, Lawrence, Storrer (Storer), Halles, Brabone,* Stuutlye, Cooke, 
Andrev/es, Daggett, Snett, Freman, Godfrey. Faloher, Noller, Barber, 
Goodyug, Kctyll, Seaman, Crowne, Man, Legate, Ay ton, Dickerson, 
Crane, Smeyth,'Leman, Woodroffe, Harper, John Chatter u, Clark ( J'icar), 
Everard, Grelve, Tallyer, Styles, Myller, Liustead, Austen, Lambert, 
Karrysou, Toppyng. Yonge, 'Newmau, Whitehall, Skynuer, Adamson, 
Pollard, Fiske, Deane, Luby, Lowd, Barkler, Waller, Lark, :aLiUer, 
Siitfield, Burley, Neech, Branson. 


By Samuei. SHACKFor.D, Esq.,t of Chicago, III., a descendant of Samuel Lincoln. 

AMUEL LINCOLN came from Norfolk Couuty, England— probably 

from the town of Hinghani— in 1 Co7, at the age of 18 years. He ap- 
pears to liave been first at Salem, an apprentice to Francis Lawes, a wea- 
ver ; and on becoming of age settled at Hingham, Mass., where lived his 
brother Thomas, a weaver, who came over in 1633. 

The family name of Samuel Lincoln's wife is not known. By wife IMar- 
tha he had a family of ten children, whose dsseeudants are numerous. 
Through their first son, Samuel, came the governors Levi Lincoln, father 
and son, of IVIassachusett^s and Enoch Lincoln, governor of Maine. 

2. MoRDECAi^ Lincoln, the fourth son of Samuel and Martha, born at 
Hingham, 17th June, 1657, was a blacksmith, and worked at his trade m 
the town of Hull, where he married Sarah, daughter oi Abraliam and Sa- 
rah (Whitman) Jones. From Hull the family removed into the neighbor- 
ing town of Scicuate, about 1704r, where IMordecai engaged in establishing 
a furnace for the smelting of iron ore. The childrea of Mordecai and 
Sarah (Jones) Lincoln were : 

Mordecai, Jr., bora C4th April, 1656. "1 

Abraham; born 13ch Jj^nnzry 1659. 1 ^ -^ Hingham. 

Isaac, born 2151 October, 16^1. f ° 

Sarah, born '^ath July, 1691. J 

Elizabeth. } u . o.;Hia^» 

Jacol>-by a a^^cond wile. 5 ^- ^^ ^-^^-i^-e- 

The will of Morleca: Lincoln, dated at Scituatc 3d March, 1727, is of 
a somewhat unusual character. The younger sons, Isaac and Jacob — the 

♦ This name, propcdy Brabar-t, seems to be the origin of Bireborie (PraLse-God). 
t A. poi-tloi of tli:£ article was p-iLted hy me in ilie C/iicajo Tribxtm, bat I h.av<} received 
TalaaWe iiiformatioa since then, which is here incorporated. »- a. 

VOL. XLI. 14 

154 Hie Lineagp of Preudent Lincoln. [April, 

latter n, larl of 10 — are nnpnintPfl executors, and to tliem is bequeathed 
all luuds in Ilingham and Scitaate, saw-mill, grist-mill, and interest in iron 
works. To son Mordecai he gives £110 in money, or lawfn! bills of credit; 
to son Abraham £G0 in money, or bills of credit, beside what he hath 
already had. To the oldest son of jMordecai and the oldest son of Abra- 
ham, each £10 in money when they become of age, and provision vi made 
I for sending three of his grandsons to college, should they desire ■>. liberal 


It appeals e\ iuent fi'om the wording of the father's will, that his sons 
Mordecai and Abraham were not living in hia vicinity at the time of his 
i decease, and there is no record to be found in New iMighind of th.em. or 

I their descendants, since 1727. That many of the settlers of East New Jer- 

i sey were from Nev>- Enda,nd is a well authenticated fact. The Ilslcys, 

' ^Moores. Iljib's. Rolfs, Pikes and others, went from tlie town of Newbury, 

: Mass., to ^liddlescx County, N. J., and founded the town which tliey 

j named in honor of their old Puritan pastor, Rev. John Woodbridge, and 

i these people left their New England homes of their own free will, induced 

I by temporal rather than spiritual considerations. They v/ere not driven 

! away by sectariati intolerance, and were, as the history of their town informs 

I us, as uncharital/le in their theological views, \\\ their nev/ homes, as men 

! generally %vere in those days the world over. At a somewhat later date, 

the Lincoln brothers left their home in Scituate, and we find strong evi- 
I dence that they were ?iIordecai and Ahndiam Lincoln who are found early 

! in the last century in Monmouth County, N. J., which adjoins Middlesex. 

j Of th.ese, Mordecai married Hannah, daughter of Richard and Sa- 

! rah (r<owne) Salter, of Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J., previous to 

i September 14, 1714, the date of her uncle Cayit. .John Bowne's will, in 

which Hannah Lincoln has a bequest of £-50. Richard Salter was a lead- 
in'^ lawyer of the province, was County Judge, member of the Provincial 
Assemblv, besides holding other oiHoial positions of honor and trust, Capt. 
John Bowce was a vvealthy, influential person ; the settlement of whose 
estate involved a tedious lawsuit, as shown by the court records of Mon- 
mouth County. The suit was commenced in 171G by Obadiah P>owne, ex- 
ecutor. a::ainst the other heirs, and the name of Mordecai Lincoln appears 
as one of the defendants. Twice the plaintiff was i onsuited. In 17L). the 
suit beincf renewed, there stands against the name of Mordecai Lincoln the 
words "nonest," and again in 1720 the same words stand against his 
name, and the suit is withdrawn as against him at this term of the court. 
In connection with this suit, John Bowne. one of the heirs, wrote a letter, 
relating to the estate, to his uncle Obadiah Bowne, the executor, dated 
April 16, 17in, in which he calls 3Iordecai Lincoln ''brother." The ori- 
ginal of this letter is in the possession of Judge .John C. Beekman, of JMon- 
mouth, N. J., who has kindly furiushed the writer with a copy of the same. 
There is on file at the secretary of state's otlice, Trenton, N. J., a deed 
dated February 20. 1720, from Richard Salter to ^Mordecai Lincoln, both 
of Freehold, Monmoutli County. N. J., conveying four hundred acres of 
land iita;'te on the Machaponix River and Gravel Bank, Middlesex County ; 
and another deed of 3Liy 2tJth, 1.72tj, from the same to the same, convey- 
in;; one Iiuu'lred acres of land at the same place, and mentions the grantee 
as then of Cliester County, Ptun. 

It appears from the preceding extracts and the following oircumstarces, 
that Mordecai had not alienated hini-ulf from New Jersey in 1720; liiore 
was unearthed iu lo7G, in the old burying ground near Alleutown, a tomb- 

1887;] The Lineage of President Lincoln. 155 

stone bearing tlie inscription, "To the memory of Dcbovali Lincoln, aged 
3 ye:irs -1 montlis, 3Iuy l-J. 1720," which was, I presume, tlie cliild of Mor- 
decui and ITanuah Lincoln, as I find liO evi.lcnce of any other family of 
Lineoln having ever lived in the neighborhood. 

From a deed on fde among the records of the department of internal 
afTairs of Pennsylvania, dated Dec. 1-lth, 172o, the following extracts were 
obtained : 

Know all men by tlic-^e presents that I Morueoai Line iln of Cov.'iitry in the Cuun- 
ty ol Cl'-ester, fur and in consiJLTation of the sua; uf five hiini.ln.1 pmml, etc., d» 
forever c;uit claim to Willinm r.ran^on ^lercl.ant of Piiilnilulpiii-i, his I'.eirs and 
a=sians, one full and undivided third part of one hundred and six acres of land, .ac- 
cording!; to articles of Agreement made between Sanuicl Xatc of the one part and 
the said Mordceai Lincoln of the other part, together with all and singular of the 
Mynes and ^luierals, Forges, ]>uildings, Horses, Lands and Improveuieats whatso- 
ever thereunto belonging. 

Signed, scaled and delivered in presence of Mordec.m Li.vcolx. [Seal] 

Jn" Robeson 
Jane Speary 

The foregoing deed is important as showing the place at which the grant- 
tor first resided on going to Pennsylvaina, and that he was there engaged 
in the manufactory of iron., a trade which he undoubtedly learned in his 
father's establishment at Scituate. 

It is through this IMordecai Lincoln that President Lincoln's pedigree is 
traced to Samuel Lincoln, but it is essential that Abraham of IMonmouth 
County should also be identified as one of the missing sons of Mordecai 
and Sarali (Jones) Lincoln. Abraham, like his supposed father, was a 
blacksmitli, as the following deed proves: 

Abraham Lincoln, blacksmicii, of Moniaoutii County Province of N. J. canveys to 
Thomas "Williams Feby. 20"- 1737, two hundred and fortv acre-, of land near Cr js- 
wick, County aforesaid, being the .same granted and confirmed to him from Safety 
Boydcn, by deed hearing date Feby. 11'-' \~r22 : and also. 200 acres conveyed to him 
froai Abraham Vauiiorn March 15 172j. The consideration for both hit- hcing 
£590, and furthermore, every year thereafter, forever, upon the feast of St. Michael 
the Archangel, the sum of one penny good and lawful money. 

The sale of this estate was preparatory to following his supposed brother 
from New .Jersey into Pennsylvania. His will is dated Springfield, Cht-stcr 
Co.. Pa., April 1.3th, 1745, and was ei:tered for probate on the 20th of the 
same month. His estate consisted of a plantation at Springlicld and two 
houses in Philadelphia, which was divided among his children, Mordecai, 
Abraham, Isaac. Jacob, John, .Sarah and Rebecca. No wife mentioned. Four 
of his sons, it will be ob-erved, bore the same Old Testament names as the 
four sous of Mordecai. of Scituaie. Many of his descendants have been 
members of the old Swedish Church of Philadelphia, and some of them 
were recently living iu that vicinity. 

The will of Mordecai is substantially as follows: 

Feh'y22i, 173.5-6, I Mordecai Lincoln of Amity, Philadelphia Co. Pr.jvince of 
Penn, give and hciiueath to my sons Mordecai and Tiumias ail my land in Amity, 
with this provi.-o : That if my present wife, .Mary, should prove with ciiihl at my 
decease and bring fortii a son, then 1 order tiiat tiie land be divided into throe o:pial 
parts, Mj.-decai to have the lower S. £. part, Tliomas ye middle, and ye postlmmua 
ye upper p.irt. 

I give u'v daugiitcrs TIannah and JIary, a piece of land at Maoliaponi.'c N. J. 
already .-tttied upon them by deed of gift. 

I give my son j jhn Liucoin, a certain piece of land lying in the Jersey containing 
three hur.drc I aciTs. 

1 give my duughtera Aim and Sarah one hundred acres of land at Machaponix in 

{ 156 Tlie Lineaae of President Lincoln. [April, 


■ the Jersey, which I order ray executrix to sell and divide the money betvrene 

i them. , 1 . .. 

1 i^ivc to mv beloved wife. Marv, nil yc remainder of my estate, goods and chat- 
tels quick rnd dead to be at her dnposal, and liberty to remain on my plantation at 
1 Amity, until the<e mv children are at their Bcveral ages. 

I nominate and appoint my ^Vil■e Mary my sole executrix, and my loving friends 
and neighbors Jonathan Rubcpon and George Boone trustees to assist my executrix. 
' AdmiUed to probate Pliiladelphia, June 7th, 1736. 

j The children are not named in the will in the order of th.elr birth. _ The 

' oldest son. John, was by the first wife Hannah Salter, and went with his 

I father to Pennsylvania. A deed from him dated Nov. 8, 17-13, is on file 

\ in the secretary of state's otllce at Trenton, N. J., wherein he is described 

( as the sou and heir of Mordecai Lincoln, of the tovai of Caernavon, county 

: Lancaster, which deed conveys to William Dye three hundred acres of 

! land in ^liddlesex County. N. J., which was a portion of the property con- 

' veyed Oct. 9, 1720, by Tiiohard Salter to Mordecai Lincoln, and by him 

bequeathed to said son John. 
j John Lincoln in 175S owned a fiirm in Union township adjoining Exeter, 

' ■ which he sold and went to Virginia, settling in Augusta County^ in that 

I portion of it which v.-as organized into Rockingham County in 1779. His 

t will cannot now be found, part of the papers in the Probate Ollice at Ilar- 

: risonburg having been destroyed by fire. But there is ample proof of his 

I havinic lu\d sons" John, Thomas, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, v.-ith daughters, 

! and perhaps other sous. The maiden name of their mother is not positive- 

! ' ly known, but is supposed by some of her descendants to have been 

i Moore. The son Abraham married ]\Lary Shipley in North Cai;oliaa, 

where their sous Mordecai, Josiah and Thomas were born, and in 1782, or 

thereabout, the family removed to Kentucliy, whore their daughters Mary 

and Nancy were bo'rn. The son Thomas married Nancy Hanks, near 
''■ Springfield. Kv., Sept. 23. 180G, and their son Abraham, born July 12th, 

1800,''became President of the United States, 
i The Lincolns throuch which the president's genealogy is traced, were for 

I six generations, with but a single exception, pioneers in the settlement of 

' new°coun tries : Ist, Samuel, from England, was an early settler at Hing- 

ham, Mass. ; 2d. Mordecai, of Scituate. lived and died near to where he 
I was ' orn ; 3d, Mordecai settled in Pennsylvania thirty years previous _to 

the ororanization of Berks Counry ; 4th, John went into the wilds of Yir- 
i ' ginia °oth, Abraham went to Kentucky with Dr.nie! Boone when the coun- 

i try was inhabited by savages and wild beasts ; Gth, Thongs, who went with 

■ his son Abraham, the future president, into the sparsely settled portion of 
Indiana, from whence Abraham, on attaining to early manhood, went to 

Illinois. , . , . , 1 • 1 r 

Mordecai Lincoln, sou of Mordecai and Mary, who inherited one third ot 

the A.mity plantation, was taxed in Berks County in 17o2, afterward kept 

a store, and was connected with the commissary or quartermaster depart- 

: ment of the army during the Revolutionary Vv'ar. His famUy^Bible was de- 

■ stroved by fire, but in an old account book, running from 17G3, with entries 
; therein down to 1731, the family record is partially restored, as follows : 

' Mordecai Lincoln (the father) born 1730, had children : 

Benjamin. ')orn N^v. 2(1. 1756. 

John, born Mar. 0'^. 1T5=>. 
i Ann, born Nov. 2-2. 1759 : married "W"^ Jones, 

i Hannah, b»;rn Dee. 31. 17G1. 

i Sarah, bom Feb. -'5, 1707. 

1837.] The Lineage of President Lincoln. 157 

After the Revolutionary "War, jMordecai removO'l to Fayetto County, 
^^X'Stcrn Pennsylvania, where he died in ISI'2, aged 82 years, and was bu- 
ried at Uniontown. His son John, wlio appears to have been a ne'er-do- 
well, went to visit his father's half-brother John at his place in Virginia, 
when a vcung man, and there had his nose bitten off in a tlglit, and his 
father v/as obliged to go for hiui. He was brought home and phiced under 
the guardianship of his brother Benjamin on tlie homestead farm, and these 
facts v.'ere personally known by those who were recently living. 

Aiui Lincoln, daughter of ^lordeoai and Ann of Amity, married ^Villiani 
Tallman and settled near the Lincolns in Virginia. Their family Bible is 
in the possession of Miss I\I. J. Ivowe, Zauesville, Ohio, who has permitted 
me to copy the following : 

William Tallman his Bible hm%\\t in 1770 PHce £0. 2. C. 

William Tallman b >rn March 2-5 17uO on Bnle [no doubt Fihodc] Island, de- 

cc-^sed Feby 13 .... [ Tlie year obliterated.] 
Ann Tallman dau;;hter of Modio Lincuia in Peau, born March 1725, deceased 

Dec. 22 ... . 
William and Ann Tallman married Oct. 2 .... ^-■ 

The uames of eleven children are given, but one of whom lived to the 
age of maturity. Their son Benjamin, born in Pennsylvania, January U, 
17-lo. deceased June 4, 1820, married Susanna, diiughter of Benjamin and 
Susanna Boone, Nov. 9ih, 17G4. She was boru in Peunsvlvania, 3Iav lOta, 
174G, died July 28, 1824. 

Abraliam Lincoln, the posthumous son of Mordecai and Mary, of Amity, 
was bora in 173G. and married Ann Boone, a cousin of Daniel, the Iveu- 
tucky pioneer. Their grandson, David J. Lincoln, Esq., of Birdsboro', Pa., 
informs me that his father James, who died in 18G0 at the advanced age of 
94 years, and uncle Thomas who died in 18G4, told him that Daniel 
Boone repeatedly visited his friends in Pennsylvania, and always sficnt a 
portion of his time with his cousin Ann, and that his glowing accounts of 
the south and west probably induced John Lincoln to remove to Virginia. 
After his removal he was kuown among his friends as Virginia John, to 
distinguish him from others bearing the same name. 

The descendants of Thomas Lincoln, son of Mordecai and 5Liry, of 
Amity, are not traced, but they may, perhaps, be fou id among the Lin- 
colns of Westmoreland County, Pa. 

The foregoing facts, taken from original documents on file and family 
papers, surely prove beyond a reasonable doubt, that the brothers Morde- 
cai and Abraham Lincoln, sous of Mordecai and Saraii Jones Lincoln, of 
Scituate, INLiss., were the ancestors of the Lincoln families of Pen n.sylvania, 
and tliat Anii.vir.vM Lixcolx, the martyr President of the L'nited States, 
was descended fi-uui the brother Mordecai, through /lohii, Abraham and 
Thomas, his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. 

An In'Cen'tive to Labor. — The more I contemplate the history of 
this country, the more I reflect on the great moral and i)o!itical events 
whieii have elevated our nation in point of pri\ilege, the more I am im- 
pressed with tlie obligation to do something for its advaucement, sometliing 
to aid this grand march of improvement. — Hon. Marsuall P. Wildek, 

VOL. XLI. 14* 


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160 Genealogical Gleaninc/s in England. [April, 


Commnnicatcd by Hfxuy F. Waters, A.M., now residing in London. England. 
[Continued fiom pngc 6-3.] 

THE article in the Register for October, 188G (xl. 302), on 
'■John Harvard and his x\.nce5try, Part Second," which, al- 
though published under a separate title, formed the fourteenth instal- 
ment of ]Mr. Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, related 
especially to the family of John Harvard's maternal grandfatlicr, 
Tiiomas Rogers of Stratford on Avon, co. AVarwick. ^fr. AVa- 
ters's investigations in this direction resulted in the accuUiulation of 
a mass of material in regard not only to this but to other families 
of the name of Rogers, but a part of which is as yet ready for 

The article in the present number of the Registeu, the sixteenth 
in the series of " Genealogical Gleanings," concerns more particu- 
larly the Rogers family of Essex Co., England, and of Essex Co., 
Massachusetts. It is by no means complete, nor is it intended to be 
a final report of t!ie results of Yiv. Watcrs's signally successful re- 
searches. Mr. Waters has evidently tiiought it advisable simply 
to " report progress " in this line of search ratiier tiian to wait until 
he could perfect his v/ork so as to present a finished pedigree of this 
fi^mily. The latter course would necessitate a long delay, -while the 
course he has adopted, although open to the objection of being per- 
haps a fragmentary and unsatisfactory mode of dealing with the sub- 
ject, has the positive merit of enabling him to make at once availa- 
ble for the use of antiquaries some of tlie new and important dis- 
cove -ies he has made in relation to this family. 

As is well known to the readers of the Registku, the Committee 
on Endish Research have repeatedly asserted that the method of 
search adopted bv ]Mr. "Waters would without fail enable him to bring 
to light what had escaped the notice of all previous investigators, and 
they have from time to time called attention to the most striking points 
in the evidence relied up(;n to su[)[)int this assertiim. Tiie Harvard 
discoveries undoubtedly made the most impres.-ion on the minds of 
the general public, but ^U. Waters's wiiole work, in every part, is 
prool" enough to the mind of the trained antiquary that here at last 
is a now departure in genealogical investigation which cannot fail to 
produce results not otherwise to be attained. And this present pa- 
per on the Essex Rogers is by no means inferior to the Harvard 
papers as evidence of the truth of the statements above referred to.^ 

It has long been a tradition in New England that tiie Rev. Na- 
thaniel Rogers of Ipswich, ]\[ass., son of the Rev. Jolin iiogers of 
Dedham, co. Essex, England, was a descendant of John Rogers the 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 161 

Martyr. This tradition was disproved by the late Col. Joseph L. 
Chester, himself a descendant of the Ipswich minister. Indeed, it 
was througli tiie researches tliat he then made into the history of this 
branch of tlie Eoo^ers familv that Col. Chester was first led to turn 
his attention to the genealogical pursuits in which he subsequently 
became preeminent. His Life of John Rogers the jMartyr, pub- 
lished in London in 1801, was his earliest antiquarian work, and 
was the means of first bringing him to the notice of genealogists in 
this country and England. Although the result of these investiga- 
tions was personally unsatisfactory to him, as he himself tells us, 
and his disappointment was great in finding that the ]\Lirtyr could 
not have been the ancestor of the Ipswich minister, he never lost his 
interest in the subject, and continued ahnost to the day of his death 
to accumulate material in relation to the Rogers family in all its 

Through the kindness of Augustus D. Rogers, Esq., of Salem, 
Mass., I am permitted to make the following extracts from three 
letters written to him by Col. Chester. 

In the first, dated January 13th, 1877, after referring to his Life 
of John Rogers the ]Martyr, he says : 

'• I may say generally that I have since discovered nothing to vary the 
conclusions I then arrived at, but much to confirm them. We shall never, 
I fear, carry the Rogers pedigree back beyond Richard Rogers of Yv'^eth- 
ersfield. I have sought earnestly in vain to ascertain who his father was, 
but I quite accept Candler's statement that he wai3 of the North of Eng- 
land. ... I have often been at Dedham, where the bust of John Rogers is 
still in the chancel of the church. I have spared no pains to ascertain his 
parentage, but in vain. My Rogers collections alone would make a small 

In the second, bearing date February 17th, 1877, he says : 
" For ei;bteen years I have been collecting everything I could lay my 
hands on, from every possible source, concerning the Rogers families, all 
over England. All this material I have kept cacefully worked up in pedi- 
gree form, and, with all my personal interest in the descent. I have never 
been able to get back a step beyond Richard Rogers of Wethersfield, nor 
even ascertain who was the father of John Rogers of Dedham. If any fur- 
ther progress is ever made it will be by accident. But my impression is 
that the earlier ancestors of the family were of a rank in life so humble 
that they never got into the public records. If I could think of anything 
more to do, you may be sure that I would do it My Rogers collec- 
tions are enormous, and I know of nothing that has escaped me." 

The third is dated March 9th, 1878, and he there says : 
•' You must recollect that I take as deep an interest iu the Rogers pedi- 
gree as you or anybody else can, as there is no doubt about my desceiit from 
Rev. .bol'.u Rogers of Dedham, and if I had been able to add anything to 
what I have heretofore published, I should have done so. I have been 
pursuing these inquiries here for now nearly twenty years, and you may be 
fiure I have left no stone unturned." 

162 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

It will be seen that those letters were written but a few years be- 
fore tlie dcafh of the writer. 

It is with no wish to detract from the fame of Col. Chester — for 
that is now secure, antl he is athnitted by all to have been pieemincnt 
among tlie genealogists of our day, without a superior itulced eitht-r 
in this country or in England — tliat attention is called to the fact 
that in the history of the very family in which Col. Chester had the 
greatest interest, for it was his mother's mother's family, to which he 
had devoted so much exhaustive labor with the tireless energy and 
perseverance for which he was so remarkable, discoveries have now 
been made by ]\Ir. Waters which, but a short time ago, would have 
been pronounced impossible. 

Mr. "Waters now shows us that the Rev. John Rogers of Ded- 
ham was the son of John Rogers, a Chelmsford shoemaker, and 
that this shoemaker and the Rev. Richard Rogers were probably 
brothers, the sons of another John Rogers, when John Rogers the 
Martyr was'living elsewhere. Xor has this discovery been made by 
accident, as Col. Chester prophesied, but by a laborious, systematic 
and exhaustive search on a plan never before attempted. It is ano- 
ther proof that the baffled investigator hereafter need never despair 
of his case, that genealogical problems apparently impossible of solu- 
tion are by no means to be abandoned as hopeless. It is a reminder 
also of the necessity of cstabli'?hing a permanent fund, by means of 
which we can carry on these investigations on a grander' scale than 
ever before, and with proportionately greater residts. 

John T. H ass am. 

Family of John Rogers of Dedhaji. 

It is with intense gratification that, at last, I am able to answer 
the long vexed question who was the father of John Rogers, 
"the famous preacher of Dedham,'' and to show pretty clearly what 
was the name of his grandfatlier, father of the no less famous Rich- 
ard Rogers of Wethersfield. For more than a score of years has 
this question been discussed in the Xew England Historical and Gen- 
ealogical Register and other publications, wiLh*/ut eliciting a particle 
of positive evidence bearing on this subject. The late Col. Ciiester, 
in his memoir of John Rogei's the martyr, produced a mass of neg- 
ati'Te evidence which seemed to refute the wide-spread belief in a 
descent from that heroic sutferer in the cause of the English Refor- 
mation. But all that we actually knew of the family in which so 
many of our Xc\r England peo[de are interested, was what we could 
gather from the v.ill of Richard, who speaks of his cousin (i. e. 
nephew) Rogers of Dedham, the inscription on his tombstone, the 
will of John Ivogers himself, his epita[)h on the north wall of the 
chancel in Dedham church, and the Candler pedigrees in the Har- 
leian MSS., Rtritiih ^luseum, and in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 

1(S87.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 163 

Add to tiu-^«c Giles Firmin's Jor.rno.l and tlic very significant state- 
ment in Nicholas's Literary Adecdotes (1812), vol. ii. p. ooO (see 
Memoir of John Kogers tlie Martyr, hy Col. J. L. Chester (Lon- 
don, liSGl), p. 243), in reference to Daniel Koger?, the father of 
the l\ev. Dr. Jortin's motlier, that he wa? " descended from Mr. 
liogors, Steward to one of the Earls of AVarwick, whose residence 
i was at Lees, near Chelmsford, in Essex, temp. Ilcnry VIIL," and 
I wc have, I. believe, the sum total of our knowledge of this family in 
I'^ngl.'.nd, so far as the genealogical aspect is concerned. In order 
that we may get our exact hearings at this point of departure, I ven- 
ture to reproduce the most important of these facts. 

The inscription on the tombstone of Richard Rogers of "Wcthers- 
ficld (see Col. Chester's Life of John Rogers, pp. 239, 210) shows 
that he died 21 April, 1618, in the sixty-eigiith year of his age, and 
was born theref .-re about A.D. 1551. The following is a very con- 
cise abstract of will, which was published in full in the October 
number of the Register for 1863 (vol. xvii. p. 326). 

KicuAni> RoGEKS of "WetbersfieM, Essex, preacher, 16 April 1 G13, proved 
.30 April 1018. He mentions John Clarke, a neighbor at the brook, Sam- 
uell Waiiilit, a son in law,* Walter Wiltsbeir and Jeremy Boozy. To wife 
Susan all hucli goods and hoa>ehold stuff as v.ere hers before I married 
lier. I give to my son Danyell my best cloak &c. I give to my son Eze- 
kiell alTDiy Latin and Hebrew and Greek books, but if his brother have 
not S' Austin's Works, I give them him; other books written by myself 
and all my written lectures and papers 1 give to sons Danyell and Ezeki- 
ell " and to my Cosen Rogers of Dedham " &c. Twenty pounds, out of 
remainder of my annuities, to wife, and whatsoever shall remain I give it 
among all my sis children. Of the ninescore pounds and twenty marks 
which Allen Mo'mtjoy gen^ owes me I give the said ninescore pounds to 
sons Daniell ami Ezekiell and the twenty marks to my daughter Hassel- 
der's children which she had by her husband now living. Daugliter Has- 
seler again mentioned. To my wife's children forty shillings apiece. To 
ray sister .Mary Duckfield's three daughters and her son John forty shil- 
lings apiece. To my kinswoman Mary Smallwood twenty shillings &c. 
To^ Cousin Daniel Ducktieldf twenty shillings. ]My meadow in Wethers- 
field lying between the Lords meadow and John Clarke's. Goodman Par- 
ker's daughter, the widow Laruard. 

ily executors to be Cousin M' John Wright esq. of, in Essex, 
Susan, my v/ife, and Erancis Longe, my son in law. My brother Cooke 
and ray sou Makin to be overseers. 

Wit: John Clarke Samuell Wayte. 

B. Hamer 311, Consistory Court of London. 

• Siimucl Waitc, of Wcfhorsccl J, maiTicd Mary ^Vard, either a sUtcr or (]aii;,'htcr of 
Rev. .lolin \V:,rJ, of Il.wcrlii.l (scr inv Momoir uf Rev. Xadnsniel W.ird, p. 129 ; Regis- 
TEH, xxxii. p. ISS; al.^o xxxi. p. 1G0).T{ tliisret'eronre is to tlie s.ime person, asis probable, 
it is evi.lejit tliiit liis wile w;is a d'juqhter of Rev. .John Waril. — Rditok. 

t D..iii'.l D'.icktii.l'l ot'Cliilderlitdi. si-ns a potition in f.'.vor of^tr. Tliomns Ilook- 
rr, pn.aihor at Ciieimstovil, Xovctnbcr, 1G29. " lie died in January, 1033. (Sec Annals of 
Evangelical Noncuiiforraity in Essex, by Davids, pp. 156, 360.) ' h. f. w. 

164 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

The inscription in Dedhaui church gives us the following dates : 

Jouaimes Rojersius hie, quam prcrdicavit expeckit Resurredionem 

imi 1G3G 

i-v , o i - (c'atis G5 

Oct 18 A.0 \,^i^-^f,,ii 42 

[ Hide Eccksioi 31 
Ohijt &c 

An abstract of his will (also given in full, vol. xvii. of Register, 
p, 329) is as follows : 

John RoGEKS, minister of God's word in Dedham, 14 October 1636, 
proved 20 February 1G3G. The house I dwell in &c to Doratliie my wife, 
during her life, and"' then to John Rogers ray grandchild, son of my eldest 
son John Rogers of Colchester, deceased, and to his heirs, and for default 
of such heirs" to his mother, my daughter inlaw, for term of her natural 
life, then to my son Nathaniel and to his heirs male, failing such then to 
my son Samuel and his heirs male, with remainder to my son Daniel and his 
heirs forever. To my sister Garood and her children twenty pounds. 
Item to Sara, Hanna and Marke twenty pounds. To my cousin V\'ebb of 
Colchester ten pounds, and to John her son ten pounds. To my son An- 
ger's children fiftv pounds. To my son Nathaniel's children forty pounds. 
To son Samuel's son thirty pounds. To sou Daniel's child five pounds. 
To son Reek's children ten pounds. To my daughter Martha's child tlve 
pounds. To these poor men, Abraham Ham, Robert^ Ham, John Ham, 
Jolm Cannon, Simon Cowper, widow French, John Shinglewood, John 
Weed, Edmund Spinke, William Wood five shillings each. To my ser- 
vants. Martin Garood ten shillings, George Ilavill twenty shillings. Tame- 
son Princett ten shillings, goodman Allen of Santoosey (S' OsiUie?) twen- 
ty shillings, and to Elizabeth, now my maid two pounds. To my cousin 
Elizabeth Rogers ten pounds, and to her brother, the sadler, five poiuids. 
Remainder to all my children in old luigland. My wife to be solo 

Wit : Richard Backler, Samuel Sherman. 

• B. Goare 22 (P. C. C). 

The Candler pedigree is in substance as it aj -pears on the next page. 
Besides the pedigree are the following entries by Candler, '' closely 
huddled together," as Col. Chester says : 

" Her 2* Husband was Harsnet clarke." 

" William Jenkin, of Christ's Church in London." 

" Mary, ma. to Daniel Sutton." 

«' Elizabeth, m. to Tho. Cawton." 

" John, Ezekiel, Anne, to Clarke, a minister." 

«' Abigail." 

All these entries, but the first, Col. Chester was able very clearly 
to explain. The Rev. William Jenkin, of Sudbury, clerk, married 
a daughter of Richard Rogers of VrethersfielJ, and had a son, Wil- 
liam Jenkin t!ie younger, of Christ's Church, and daughters Mary, 
wife of Daniel Sutton, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cawton, Anne 
Clarke and Aljigail (Taylor). Probably, therefore, John and Ezc- 


Genealogical Gleanings in England. 


kiel were also his claiL.lren. Col. Chester's suggested explanation of 
the first entry is probably not correct, as will be seen shortly. 

KOGKRS, of : 

in the nurtb of Kiixlaml. 


I Susan =;liicli:ird Rogers: 

widow of Jolin Ward, of Wttlieis- 
preucliorat Haverhill, field. 

in S a lib Ik. 

John Kojrer?= 

in. CJ) Klizalictli 

Gale, relict of 

John Hawes. 

m. (3) Dorotbv. 


Stanton, rriict 
of Kiel;. Wise- 
man of 'Wig- 
borough, in 
Esiex, gent. 

Sarah, dau.— 2DanieIl=:Margaret Bishop. Ezra, 

of John 
Kverard, a 

citizen of 

Natharue!r=:Ararjraret, dau. of 
d. in Ivtw llob't Crane, of 
England. Coxha'.l, in Es£e.x. 

8. p. 


dan. of=2 Daniel l=Dorothy Ball, dau. 

. . . Reading, Rector of of the then Mayor 
couuseltor Wotton, of Xorthampton. 
at lav/. Korthamp- 

, Ezekiel, 
an eminent 
preaclier, yet 
living, but all 
his issue dead 
before tliia 
year 1C56. 

Hannah=RogCT Cockington. 

by whom two children, 

Roger aud Samuel. She hath, 

since his death, 2 or .3 husbands. 


Samuel Rogers, 

Lecturer at 

Cree C!r.;rch, 

in London. 

ilary. ^.larearet. 


John. Nathaniel. Samuel. Timothy. Mary— William Heloy. 

Daniel, s. p. Sarah, Richard— F.lizabeth, dau. of Joseph, s. p. Eze'ciel, 

Dorothy. m. John Bedell, Rector of | Charles Uumphrey, Nathaniel, of Shalford, in 

cit. of London. Clopton, | gent., relict of Abigail. Essex, whom. 

She d. of her 2d in Suffolk, j ilatthew Brovx-nerig, dau. of Sir 

child, and all her Rector of Clopton. Rob't Johnson. 

issue is dead. I relict of 

Humphry. Elizabeth. Culverwell, Sarah, 

Candler shows the parentage of Margaret, the wife of our Nathan- 
iel Rogers, as follows : 

Rob»?rt Crane =5= Mary, daa. of Samuel Sparhawke of Uedham in Esicx. 
of Coxhall in Ei^ex I 

Margaret, m. to Nathaniel Rogere, rector of Assington, whence he went into New England. 
To the foregoing I was able to add sundry new evidence gath- 
ered, from time t<j time, in my gleaning among the wills regis- 
tered in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. But it seemed evi- 
dent that t!ie field of labor should be the Essex wills, whether reg- 
istered or preserved in the Commissary Court of London, the Con- 
sistory Court of London, the Commissary Court of London for 
Essex and Herts, the Archdcaconaries of Essex and of Colchester, 
or any of the otiier various peculiar courts in that county. So, when 
my rejoarchcs into the maternal ancesUy of John Harvard called 
for an investigation into the liogers family and one or two lioses* 

• I w3? on the '.uok out especially for any mention of a Ro;C Rogers, that beinij the ctime 
of John liarvard's auiU.— H. f. w." 



16G Oenenlogiccd Gleanings in England. [Aptil, 

gathered by me proved to belong to Essex, I eagerly embraced the 
opportmuty and settled down to an examination of the wills of that 
county, with what result the following notes will show. 

John Rooehs of Mul^ham in the parish of Chelmsford in the County of 
Essex, shoemaker. 10 June, 13 Elizabeth, proved 3 July 1601. My body 
to be buried iu the churchyard of Chehnsford I)}' tlie £food discretion of my 
exer^utrix und^n-namod. Item I give and bequeath to Joan my well beloved 
wife all that my fretdiold messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell, with 
all the houses, buildiiij^s, yards, garden and hop-yard to the same belong- 
ing, with their appurtenances, for and during the term of her natural life, 
and after her decease I give and bequeath the same messuage or tenement 
and other the premi-;es. with their appurtenances, unto Thomas Rogers my 
son and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten. And if it shall happen 
the said Thomas my son to depart; this natural life without heirs of his body 
lawfully begotten then my will and mind is that the same messuage or ten- 
ement or other the premisses with their appurtenances shall be and remain 
to and amongst all my other children and their heirs, part and part alike. 
Item I give unto the aforesaid .Joan my wife and her assiirns all those my 
three tenements, with their appurtenances, that I bought; of one John Sames 
and his wife until my daughter Susan shall come to her full age of twenty and 
one years, for and towards the payment of the leg^icies hereafter given to 
I\athaniel Rogers, my son. And at the full age of the said Susan I give and 
bequeath unto the said Susan and to the heirs of her body lawfully begot- 
ten all those my three tenements, with their appurtenances, before given to 
my said wife till the said Susan should come of full age. And if it shall 
happen the said Susan my daughter to depart this natural life without heirs 
of her body lawfully begotten then my mind and will is that the same 
three tenements with their appurtenances shall be and rem dn to and 
amongst all my other children and their heirs, part and part alike. Item I 
give unto my daughter the wife of William Grytfyn the sum of five pounds 
of lawful I^nglish money. Item I give and bequeath to Nathaniel my sou 
the sum of ten pounds of like lawful money, to be paid unto him within 
two months next after he shall have served the time of his Indenture of 
apprenticeship by which he now standeth bound for certain years yet to 
come. Item I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Thomas my son my 
standing bed over the hall wherein I usually do lie, with the settle to the 
same, one feather bed whereon he usually doth lie, with a covering and a 
blanket belonging to the same, and two pair of sheets, one table, a form 
and a little cupboard standing iu the chamber over the siiop, two beds with 
their furniture, that my servants do usually lie on, one great old table and 
form, one brass pot and little kettle, one posuet, three pewter platters, two 
pewter dishes, one pewter bason, two fruit dishes, a co[)[ier, an old currying 
pau and the currying board, all the lasts and other working tools in the 
shop belonging to my occupation, and my stall and tilt which I use in the 
market. Item. I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas all my shoes 
and boots already made and all my leather of all sorts now being bought, 
upon condition that he pay unto my son John his brother the sum of ten 
pounds of lawful money of England within two months next after my de- 
cease; provided nevertheless th;it if such shoes, boots and leather as shall 
remain unsold at the time of my decease shall not amoimt to the full value 
of twenty pounds, being valued and prized by four honest and indifferent 
men, two to be chosen by my said son Thomas and other two by my execu- 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanivrjs in Eiigland. 107 

trix, tliat then my executrix sliall make up the said shoes, boots and leather 
to the full sum and value of twenty pounds iu ready money at sucli time as 
my raid son is to pay to his brother Jolin the aforesaid sum of ten pounds 
bv force of this ray will. Item I j^ive and bcipieath to the aforesaid 
John my son the sum of live pounds of lawful money of England to be paid 
to him by ray executrix v,-ithin two months next after my decease. Item 
I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Thomas my son the sum of three 
pounds of like lawfuU money to be paid to him by my executrix witliin 
two years next after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to the afore- 
said Nathaniel Rogers my son all that my copyhold orchard with the ap- 
purtenances which 1 late bought of John Ashbye, to have and to hold ntito 

I the said Nathaniel his heirs and assigns for ever according to the custom of 

I the manor of Muishara Hall, whereof the same is holdeu. 

I The residue of all my goods, chatties, movables, household stuff, debts, 

ready money and implements of household whatsoever not before in and by 
this my hist will and testament given, devised and bdpieathed, my debts, 
legacies being paid and my funeral expences discharged, I fully and wholly 
give and bequeath unto the aforesaid .Joan ray wife, whom I make and or- 
dain sole executrix of this my last will and testament. 

I "Wit: John Cooke, Thomas Parker, Michael Newman, Richard Brod- 

I way, Urias Spilman. 

I Commissary of London, Essex and Herts, lCOl-2, No. 157. 

' License granted, 27 September, 1604, to the Rector or Curate of Chelms- 

ford to solemnize the marriage between .John Hamond of Moulshham. chi- 
rurgeon, and .Joan Rogers, late relict of .John Rogers, late of ]Moulsham, 
shoemaker, deceased. Vicar General's Book, London. 

JoHX Hamoxd of Moulsham, iu the parish of Chelmsford, surgeon, 24 
September 1612, proved 10 November 1G12. To wife Joane all the house- 
hold stuff and other goods which were her own before I married her and 
twenty pounds to be paid her by her brother William Garlinge. To my 
Eon Abraham a house and land called Pypers in Much Baddow, and other 
land there, with remainder to William, son of said Abraham, and to Tho- 
mas, son. To my son .John a house in Moulsham called Cowles. 
To my daughter Elizabeth forty shillings. To my dauf. liter Margery three 
pounds. To Mary Barnes, my daughters child, three pounds. To Richard 
Edlinge, my daughter Joan's son, forty shillings. To my wife Joane live 
pounds. To my sou Richard five pounds. 

Wit : Tiiomas Roiiers, Thomas .Jones and Huijli Baiker. 

Commissary Court of Essex and Herts, 1612. 

JOAXE Hamond of Moulsham, in the parish of Chelmsford, widow, .3 No- 
vember 1G12. proved 10 November 1612 (the same day as the foregoing). 
To my son Nathaniel and to my daughter Sii>an the twenty pounds in the 
Lands of my brother William Garlinge of Tottham, to lie equally dividt-d be- 
tween them, and also four pouiuls due by legacy from my late husband .John 
Hamond decexseil, also to be divided equally between tiiem. The residue 
of goods and cliatt^-ls &c. to my daughter Susan, except an old bedstead, 
the tVne, a pan, a chair and some shelves and boards in the buttery which 
I give to my son in law (stepson) Thomas Rogers. Daughter Susan to 
be executrix. Commissary Court of Essex and Herts, 1012. 

168 Genealogical Gleanings in JiJngkmd. [April, 

Thomas Rogeks of tho liumlet of Jlulsham in the County of Essex 
shooninkGr, ^23 May, P' Charles (I.), proved at Chelmsford M January 
1625. To r>rary, my loving wife, my three tenements with all and sin(:;ii- 
lar their appurtenances, the which I lately bonght of my brother John 
Rogers of Dedham, clerk, for and during the time or term that my daugh- 
ter Mary shall attain to one and twenty years or day of marriage ; the 
which my wife shall be contented with. And upon one of tiiose times I 
will the said Tenements, &c. to my said daughter and to her heirs. Pait if 
it shall please God to call her out of this mortal life before she shall come 
to her several age or day of marriage then I will the same to my son Jolin 
and to his heirs. And if botli of them die before their several ages of one 
and twenty years then I will the said tenements to the next heirs of me 
the said Thomas the testator ; provided always that if both my said child- 
ren do die before they come to their several ages my miud and will is that 
my wife shall have the said tenements for and during her natural life, aud 
after her decease to the next heirs of me tho said testator. I further give 
and bequeath to my said wife twenty pounds of lawful money of England 
to be paid unto her within three months next after my decease, condition- 
ally that she shall make, seal and deliver to my sou Thomas a sufficient 
release of all her thirds of the house and backi^ides I now dwell in, at the 
time of the payment of the said twenty pounds, or else she shall lose the 
said sum. I give her further all the household stuff in the chamber over 
the cistern (except tl:e bed and bedsted aud furniture therewith), the stuflf 
in the cliamber over the Buttery (except one old flock bed). I further 
give her the bedsted and flockbed in the chamber over the Hall and all the 
hutches that be mine. I further give her two feather beds and one stand- 
ing bedsted in the chamber over the buttery and all the moveable stuff iu 
the said chamber. ]My said wife shall have three chambers in my house 
until the Michaelmas next after my son Thomas shall be married, viz. the 
chamber over the Hall, the chamber next the street over the shop, the 
chamber used for an apple chamber, and the shop, paying therefore to my 
said son Thomas forty shillings yearly at Michaelmas aud our Ladv by 
even portions. 

Item I give unto my said son Thomas all that my messuage or tenement 
I now dwell in situate in ^Mulsham aforesaid, with all and singular their 
appurtenances, to him and his heirs for ever, except those the rooms for- 
merly willed to my said wife, upon condition that he pay or cause to be 
paid unto his brother John thirty pounds of lawful money of Eufrland, so 
soon as he shall come to the age of twenty and two years. The residue to 
my son Thomas. The executors to be my loving brother John RcTers of 
Dedham, clerk, and my said son Thomas, to which said brother, i'or his 
pains herein. I will and devise In' this my last will that my sou shall bear 
his charges in proving of my will and otiier charges of his expences herein, 
and give unto him for a remembrance of me one piece of gold of ten shil- 
lings towards the making of him a gold ring. 

Wit: Fetter de Court, Tho. Sherlock Scr. 

Commissary Court, Essex and Herts, 1624-5- 

Here at last we strike a broad trail, and it becomes evident that 
this family were at the end of the sixteenth century settled in 

This town, as we learn from Morant, gives name both to the 
Deanery and Hundred, and is a pretty large and populous place, 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 169 

twenty-nine miles from London. It is seated at the conflueivcc of 
two livovs, the Can, which flows from the soutii-south-we^t, and the 
Cliehnor from tlie north. From the hitter it probahly derived its 
name, which in Domesday-book is written Cehneresfort and Cohncres- 
forda, and in other rccortU Chehneresford, Chehnerford and Chehnes- 
ford ; there having been undoubtedly a ford here across the river on 
tlie great road from London to Colchester, Harwich and SutTolk 
County. Close adjoining, on the north-east, is the little village of 
Springfield, which was the English home of another of our Xew Eng- 
land families, the Pynchons. A stone bridge over the Can leads 
directly into Moulsham or ]\Iulsham, a manor and hamlet which 
before the Conquest was holden by the Abbot and convent of St. 
Peters, Westminister, and remained in their possession until the 
suppression of monasteries, wdien, fdliiig to the Crown, it was grant- 
ed 23 July, 1540, to Thomas Myldmay, Esq., who built a mag- 
nificent manor house, commonly called ^Slulsliam Ilali. This handet 
is really a part of the town of Chelmsford, and is but a continuation 
of its main street. The oldest and most noticeable house on the 
right, but a short distance from the Bridge, was, I learned, a free- 
hold tliat had belonged from time immemorial to the Rogers family, 
and was still owned and occupied by one of that name. I could not 
but think that this might be the homestead passed down in the pre- 
ceding wills from father to son, the birth place of John Rogers of 

The Church Registers of Chelmsford go back to A.D. 1538 (when 
parish registers were first ordered to be kept ia England). I spent 
the latter half of a long summer day in the examination of their con- 
tents, while day light lasted, or until nearly nine, P. ^I. Too late 
I discovered from internal evidence that the volume which had been 
handed me was a copy of the original record and made by some rec- 
tor or curate, who was evidently something of an antiquary, about 
two hundred years ago. So I offer my notes of baptism with a 
great deal of diffidence. I found at last the missing volume, but 
had no time to examine it thoroughly. The parish clerk had fan- 
cied it lost. 

I found that this family were evidently settled here in Chelmsford 
as early as the first year noted in the Register, so that it seems need- 
less to visit the Lees or Leighs, with the hope of carrying our history 
of the family further back by the aid of Church Registers. 

There was a John Rogers the elder, carpenter, whose wife Jone 
was buried in 15 iO, and a John Ro:ier3 the younger, who had a son 
Richard baptized 29 June, 1551. Tiiis I have no doubt was Richard 
Rogers of Wcthersfield (see the inscription on his tomb-stone). 
Taking this for granted, the problem was to find t!ie baptism of John, 
the fither of John of Djd!iam and brother of this Richard. 

The following were all the baptisms I gathered from 1538 to 1558 
inclusive : — 

VOL. XLT. 15* 

170 Genealogical Glean i^igs in England. [Apri], 

j John, of Joliii Uoger* the vounger, 21 Nov. 1538. 

Thomas, of .Tohii Rogers the younger ami Ann, 'J.5 Nov. 1540. 

Marj, of .loliii Rogers joiner (?) .and Agne*, 11 Feb. 1542. 

John, of Jolm Rogers and Jone, 10 Got. 1515. 

John, of Jolm Rcgers and Agnts, 10 Sept. 1548. 

Richard, of Jolm Roijcn the younger, 20 June, 1551. 
I ^lary, of .John Rogers the yoitngcr, 30, 1553. 

I Thom;xs. of John Rogers, 20 Oct. 1557. 

EHyu, of John Rogers, 1 Nov. 1558. 

j "Whether Jolm Rogers the younger was the father of all these chil- 

j clreii it is ini[)Ossible, witiiout furtlier cvi'Jeuce, to say. Assuming 

I that he had two wives, Ann and Agnes, then all Ijut one are account- 

! ed for ; and iu that case John the father of John of Dcdhara and of 

I Thomas the shoemaker was born in 154.-8. A Johu Rogers married 

j Agnes Carter in 1541. Coming down to the next gcucratiou I found 

I the baptisms of the followin:^ children of John Ro'crs : — 

I . n " 

j Thomas, 30 January, 1574. 

i . Mary, 28 April, 15^6. 

j Klizabeth, 21 July, 1577. 

! ' Richard, 15 Anrif, 1579. 

I Katherine, 29 ^lay, 1581. 

Nathaniel, 14 December, 1582. 
^ Ezechias, 28 November, 1585. 

Susan, 22 September, 1588. 

The baptism of John, who must have been born about 1569 to 
1571, I did not get, though I have note of the baptism of a Johan, 
son of John Rogers, 9 August, 1579 (the very same year as the 
baptism of Richard, son of John). If this be our man, then hia 
baptism was postponed nearly ten years after his birth. In Xew 
England I have noticed several instances of the postponement of this 
rite until the individual had even reached the age of manhood. 
Very likely such cases may be found in Eng ish records. At any 
rate the names of Thomas, Nathaniel and Susan show that we have 
here the family of John, the shoemaker, while it must have been 
their sister INIary who was married in 1596 to "William Griffyn 
(mentioned in will of John, the father, in IGOl). This John 
Rogers's fust wife was probably ^Mary, buried in 1579: and the 
children born after that year (viz. Katherine, Nathaniel, Ezechias 
and Susan) were his children by his second wife Joan, who in her 
will, made 1G12, left the bulk of her property to two of them, 
Nathaniel and Susan. The others both died young, Katherine in 
1585 and Ezechias in 1587. 

Later on I found the baptisms of the children of Thomas, 
Nathaniel and Richard, all of !Moulsham. Thomas was called a 
shoemaker, and Avas, without question, the one who was buried in 
1625, and by his mention of his brother Jolm us "of Dedliam, 
clerk,"' has enabled us to place this family. He seems to have had 
two wives, Sarah, buiicd 1G07, by whom a son Thomas baptized 

1887.1 Genealogical Gleanings in England. 171 

11 December, 1605, and Mary who outlived him, by whom he had 
the following children : — 

John, bapt. 18 October, 1G12; perhaps died in Billcrlca, Mass., 25 Jan. 

1C'S5-8G, a^t. 74. 
Nathaniel, bapt. 13 February, 1615; d. in Moulsliam, 1G16. 
Nathaui'.'l, bapt. 10 Xovtmber, 1G18; d. in Moulsbam, 10-22. 
Mary, bapt. 2<) July, 1G21 ; mentioned in her father's will. 

Kfithaniel Rogers, of Moulslmm, brotlier of the preceding and of 
John of Dedham, was called schoolmaster, and, very likely, was 
master of the Free School in ^^loulsham, founded by King ICdward 
VI. A.D. 1552. He probably died in 1G19, having had by lu3 
wife Elizabeth Terret (m. 1G07) the following children: 
John, bapt. 5 January, IGll ; probably referred to in his uucle John's wi'l 

as "the Sadler." 
Elizabeth, bapt. 2^ April, 1G14; d. in Moulsham 1G17. 
Elizabeth, bapt. G April, IGIS; adopted, I think, by her uncle John who 

mentioned her in his will, and mentioned also by the latter's widow, who 

speaks of her as '-ray maid Elizabeth Rogers." 

Eiohavd Eogers, of Moulsham, called a ''Poulter," married Anne 
Cooke 1613, and had the following children : — 

Jeane, bapt. 27 February, 1G13. 
Mary, bapt. 21 January, 1G15. 
John, bapt. 23 January, 1G18. 

Besides all these there was a Thomas Rogers (buried, probably, 
1598) who was having children from 1575 to 1580 ineluHve. 
There is no reason to doubt that he belonged to this Chelmsford 

And there was a William Rogers, who was buried in Chelmsford, 
1587, having buried his wife Margaret the year before, who must 
have belonged to a family of Rogers seated at Star ford le Hope and 
the neiirhb'orins; parishes of Fobbinge and Curringham, near the 
Thames! I have a few abstracts of wills relating to them. One of 
these, John Rocrer of Fobbinge, refers to the above, in 1584, as 
cousin William Ro;:er of Chelmsford, and his wife, and in a nuncu- 
pative codicil, made 21 October, 1584, he willed that John Roger 
his (own) son should remain at Chelmsford where he now is until 
our Ladv dav next. 

There are other references to the name of Rogers on the calendars 
of Wills and Admons. in Essex County, not yet examined. When 
they are, wc may get more light on the relationship of all these parties. 
Some of these are as follows : — 

John Rogers, 1502. ^ ^ [hury). 

Rose Ro-ers Twidow), 1500-1600 (prob. wid. of Robt. R., of Luttis- 

Riohurd lio-ers, 1 GO 1-2. 

William Rogf^rs, oi Colchester, 1618.^ 

Mary Rogers (wid.), of Moulsham, 1G26-S. 

172 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Ei.-.hixrd Rogers, of 3[oulslian!, 1G-2S-31. 
Thomas lioi^eis, of IMou'.shara. IGoO-ll. 
Jeremiah Ilojers, of Chehiisford (teat.), 1G7G-77. 
Daniel Rogei^s. of St. Nichohis, Colcliestor, 1G79-S0. 
Nehomiah^Rogers, Ilatficld liroilocke (test.), 1G8G-7. 
Jereuiiali Rogers, Chelmsford (adm.), 1GS6-7. 

And in calendars of tho Archd. of Colchester, 

Barnaby Rogers, of Boxted, 1C2G-7. 
William Rogers, of Bentley Magna, 1G3S-0, 
Elizabeth Rogers, of Witham, 1G4G-7. 
Timothy Rogers, of Toy Magna, 1CG2-3. 
Rachel Rogers, of Tey Magna (Hook Symons 46). 
James Rogers, of St. Buttolph (Book Symons 43). 

Whether this family can be traced farther remains to be proved. 
I find in Burke's General Arniorv the following : — 

Rogers (Chelmsford, co. P^ssex ; Purton, co. Gloucester; Kent; 
and Evesham, co. Worcester). Ar. a cliev. betw. three bucJcs, 
■ sa. Orest x\. buck's head sa. attired or, in the mouth an acorn 
of the second, stalked and leaved vert. 

In the Visitation of Gloucestershire, published by the Harleian 
i Society, Vol. XXI. p. 1-11, may be found a pedigree of the family 

j undoubtedly referred to. If of this stock, then, our New England 

fiimily may surely claim kinship with the protomartyr, by virtue of 
j a descent from a common ancestor. I confess that I am soniewliat 

i inclined to think that fiu-ther research may not only establish this 

I connection, but also trace the ancestry of John Harvard's mother 

I back to the same source. 

I On the other hand, it will be remembered, Candler savs that this 

I family came from the Xorth of England, v.hiiethe Jortins believed that 

one of their ancestors was a steward of the J'^arl of Warwick, with- 
j out, however, stating which Earl. 

' Before giving extracts from any other wills, I ought to call atten- 

tion to a clause in the will of John Ixogers the shoemaker (KJOl), 
which, taken in connection with a similar one in the will of Thomns 
Rogers the shoemaker (1G2.5), furnishes a significant bit of evidence 
to prove that these two stood to each other in the relation of father 
and son. 

John, the father, gave the three tenements bought of John Sames* 
to his wife for life, then to daugiiter Susan ami the heirs of her 
body; failing such, then to the testator's other children. Xow 
Susan died young and unmarried, her brother Nathaniel died; 
whether Mary Griffyti was alive or not I cannot say, but in 1G25 
i Thomas Rogers is found disposing by wiil of ''three tenements 

■ lately bought of my brother John Rogers, of Dedhain, clerk." 

• Tlicrc was a John S.inici in Xew Eiigl.iaJ among the early settlers.— n. f. w. 

j 1887. J Genealogical Gleanings in England. 173 

I I was fortunate enough to discover tlie wills of Joliu Ilawcs, "whose 
! wido.v KJizaheth hccanie the second wife of John Rogers of Dedham, 
{ of Ivi';hard Wiseman, whose widow Dorothy hccanic his third wife, 
I of Dorothy Eogevs herselt^ who by her consciciitious mention of her 
I step-children and their children, adds much to our knowledge of the 
i fiimlly : of John Rogers of Colchester, eldest son of the famous 
! preaciicr of Dedliam, and of John Eay* of Stradishall, SuHolk, who 
j calls him brother in law. 
j Short abstracts of these wills here follow : 

j JoHX Hawf.s the ekler of St. Lawrence in the County of Essex, yeoman, 
i 7 August IGlo, proved 12 October 1G13. 3Ientions son John and Kliza- 
j beth his daughter; kiusmau John Anthony; Charles Anthony the young- 
! er, a sister's son; ^lartha Anthony, youngest daughter of said sister; P"' ran- 
ees, the eldest daughter of sister Alice Anthony; John Oluisted, son of 
Richard Olmsted oud of daughter Elizalieth, Israel their second son. Jedi- 
diah their third son and Elizabeth their daughter ; daughter EUzat)eth wife 
of Richard Olnastead, clerk ; Julian Yeale of ^lalden, widow; wife Eliza- 
beth. Commissary Court, Essex, Herts, 1613. 


j Richard T7iSEirAN-, of Much TTigborowe, iu the County of Essex, yeo- 
I man, 12 October 1616, proved 24 May 1617. To my son Marko Wise- 
I man, at his age of one and twenty years, my copyhold lands and tenement.? 
j called Sheereinges and Cuckoes &:c in 3Iuch Wigborowe. My brother 
Henry Wiseman, of Elsiugham. Essex, gentleman, to take charge of said 
estates itc until then, to collect rents, &c. after the death of Anne Law- 
I rence, widow. My said brother to pay unto my daughter Sara oue huD- 
jdred pounds, and to my daughter Anne one hundred pounds, at their several 
;age3 of twenty years. To my daughter Sara three hundred pounds and to 
1 my daughter Aune three hundred pounds, at their several ages of twenty 
I years. To my son Marke one hundred pounds at his age of four and 
j twenty years. To my wife Dorothie my freehold lands, tenements &C in 
! West Mersey, Essex, for and during her natural life, and then to my said 
I son Marke "Wiseman forever. To Sir Edward Bullock .Xu' five pounds 
jand to the Lady Elizabeth, his wife, five pounds within one year after 
imy decease. To John Whitacres. gentleman, three pounds six shillings and 
! eight pence within one year after my decease. To M'' Harrison, of Layer- 
'delahay, clerk, one piece of gold of twenty two shillings. To M'' Xichol- 
BOa of Little Wigborowe tv,'enty shillings. To Ciiristian Bridge, my wife's 
mother, ten shillings to make her a ring. To Jo: Makyn now servant ult'n 
Wdliam Bond of Colo'aester, ba'iier, five pounds, at age of four and twtnty 
years. To Matthew London of Colchester, yeomau, five poimds and to Mary 
his wife, my sister, ten pounds, upon condition that they shall cot claiai -ko 
anything by force or virtue ot the last Will and Testament of Margaret Wise- 
man, my late mother deceased. To Racbell, Bridgets and Anne London, 
daughters of the said Matthew London, to e\ery one of them three pounds. 
To Henry Bridge, my man servant thirty shiUings. To my son 3Iarke 
Wiseman one silver salt parcel gilt, one dozen silver spoons and one silver 
bowl or cup. 

All the rest of my goods and chattels &c to my wife Dorothy, except my 

* I hnvc fonml two or three other \villi of this f^imily of R.17, which do not throv,r aav 
light on the Rogers allijuce. 

^^^ \ Genealo(^ical Gleraiinr/s in B)u/Icnid. [April, 

gray ambling o-ol-ling- uhich I give and be.ineath to my snid brother Henry 

W iseman. ^aid v,-ilo Dorothy to be executrix." 

Weldou, 39 (P. C. C). 
Dorothy RoGKRS of Dedham in the County of Essex, wido^y, IC April 
1640 proved b October 1G40. Siio mentions son Mark Wiseman; 
daughter .Sarah Colo, and her children Marv. Samuel, Sarah and 3L.rk; 
daughter Hannah. Hudson and her children' John. Samuel, Hannah and 
barah ; Sister Garrod and Jeremv Garrod her son ; the house where Ed- 
mond Spinke lives; Nathaniel Rogers, eldest son of late deceased hus- 
band, and .Arargaret his wife, and their four children, John, Marv, Nathan- 
iel and Samuel ; Mary, wife of Samuel llo^ev,, clerk, another ^on of de- 
ceased husband, and his two children, John and Mary ; Frances, wife of 
A r •" , feT' ''""i^'''" '''" °^ deceased husband, and his three children ; 
Abigad Lndget and 3Iartha, daughters of late husband; the three child- 
reu of daughter Pecke, Thomas. John and Abigail ; the four children of 
daugater Anger .John, Samuel, Bridget and Mary ; ^lartha. the dau-diter 
of daughter Backler; the widow Howoheu and widow Keinolds ; the^wife 
of John Ham, the wife of Abraham Ham, Michael Ham and the wife of 
^ezaiel Ravens ; her maid Elizabeth Rogers; her god children Robert 
Webb. Susan Gutteridge and William Thorne; the widow Downes ai'd 
the widow Prench; her sister Marshall; John Rogers, her late hus- 
band s eldest sou's son ; cousiu Page of Haverhill; and John Garrod of 
Uolchester, her sister's son. 

Commissary Court, Essex & Herts, 31, 1641-2. 
Jonx RoGKKS of Colchester in the County of Essex, haberd.asher, 7 July 
1628, proved 3 October 1G23. To son John one hundred pounds at hi' 
lull age of one and twenty years. 3Iy executrix shall, within three months 
after my decease, put m good security to Nathaniel Rogers of Bockin.-re 
Essex,_my brother, clerk, and Edmond Anger, my brother in law, of Ded- 
ham, m said County, clothier, to their liking and content, for the true 
payment of the said one hundred pounds. Aly wife Mary shall have the 
use and consideration of the said one hun.lred pounds yearly towards the 
brnging up of my said son John until his said age "of one and twenty 
years. My said wife Mary to be executrix and the said Nathaniel Ro-ers 
and Edmond Anger to be supervisors, and to either of th^m twenty Thil- 
Jings apiece. To every of my brothers and sisters ten shillings apiece for 
a remembrance. To the poor of Colchester twenty shiUinrrs. 
Wit: Johu Rogers.* John Marshall and Tho : CuckereU. 

Arch, of Colchester, 11, 1628-9. 
John- Rat of Stradishall in the County of Suffolk, veoman, 31 January 
16.jO, one of the sons of Richard Rav, late of Stradi>hall, deceased. "Men- 
tions brother Robert Ray; lands Ccc iu Wichambroke and Stradishall- 
brother Richard Riv ; cousin John R.ay of Denston ; brother Thomas Rav \ 
John Ray. son of brother Henry deceased ; brother Abraham Ray ; bmfjUr 
in law JJin R,njcrs, cl-rk ; brotiier in law Johu Benton, clerk ; John Ray 
I"'? f l^rother Ambrose decease<l ; EUzahnh Page of Haverhill, widow of 
MLchacl Page: Susan Ray. wife of Richard Ray. 

Adr.i.j" granted. .JO June 1631, to Elk-ne Ray relict &c of Robert Rav, 
brother and executor. S' John, 72 (P. C. C). " 

* I would suggest that this may be the signature of his father, John Rogers of DeJhnm. 

H. r. vr. 

1887.] GenenJogical Glecmiurjs In England. 175 

Extracts FRO^r Ff:i:T of Fixes. 
Between Thomp.s Cotton gen. quer. ami Williuin Turner gen., Blary 
Twiilo'.v, Jolin llogers clerk and Dorothy bis wile, d^forc, for one nies- 
8iia<4e, one garden, one orchard, thirty acres of arable land, six acres of mea- 
dow, twenty six acres of pa~ture and four acres of wood, and common pas- 
ture for all animals in GoMhanger, Tohhuut Major ah. Tulshunt Beckiug- 
ham and Totluau Purva. Consideration lUU" st. 

Mich. 4 Car. I. Essex. 

Between Henry Towstall, esq. quer. and John Rogers, clerk and Dorothy 
his wife, dcforc.^ for one cottage, one garden, two acres of arable land, thir- 
teen acres of freshraarsh, and two acres of saltmarsh, with the appurte- 
nances in Fingringhoe. Consideration 60'' sterling. 

Trin. 11 Car. I. Essex. 

The following;' is au abstract of \\\q will of tlie Rev. John "Wtirtl, 
whose widow beca.aae the second wife of liichard Rogers of Weth- 

John' Ward, preacher of God's word in Bury S' Edmunds, Suffolk, 9 
October 158'J,* proved 31 October 1598. To yonugest son Jolin one hun- 
dred pounds at twenty one ; daughter Abigail one hundred pounds at eight- 
een, and daughter Mary one hundred pounds at eighteen. To son Samuel 
all my books and apparell, and to son Nathaniel six score pounds at two 
and twenty. Wife Susan to be sole executrix. If she refuse then my 
brother Edward Ward to be executor. 

Wit: Lawrence Neweman, John Woodd. Lewyn, 85 (P. C. C). 

I Adam IIarsxett of Cranliara in the County of Essex, clerk, 30 Novem- 
j ber IGG^, proved 16 Septem!>er, 1639. Mentions wife ^lary, widow of 
I John Dawson; daughter ?"lizabeth Dawson; brothers John Pope of Lon- 
don, Salter, and Samuel Ilarsenett, grocer, executors. To son John the 
picture of his grau'lfather Rogers, to son Ezekiell two beer bowls marked 
with E. R. and E. H., a silver wine goblet marked S. IL and spoons 
marked 31. H. To daughter Anne (certain tilings which M'' Cotton gMve 
unto her). Daughter xVbigail, son Nathaniel annuities to be received 
out of lands of Grace Reinolds and Elizabeth Boreham of Dubbingworth, 
Essex. Motlier 3Iercie Harsenett. Brothers William Marseuett, William 
j White and John Pope. To daughters Torshell and Stanvon live pounds 
jeach. Harvey, lis (P. C. C). 

The above is evidently the " Harsnet clarke " of the Candler 
pedigree. I would ■suGrgest that he married the daughter of Richard 
Rogeri, widow of \Viiliain Jenkin, and survived her. lie was 

* Col. Joscpli L. Chester fiirni-hcd mo wirh a copv of tliis will wliicli I printed in full in 

1868 ill my " Mv.n 'ir of Rev. N,itli;iiii<l \V'ui\l." In the will ns ic.-onlcl the date is in 

words, " The nyttie d.iie of Octo'>or One Tlio.viani Fyiic Hundredth ci;,'litie nyne Eliza- 

botlie Qi:idr.ise.<imn." Soon :u>er reeeivin:; the copy I called Cul. Clicster'-s .-xttcntion 

, to the di>'jrepancy i.etween tiie rc.:nal a:i(l tlkC common year, and sn.:^-,\'sted that if tlie year 

': 'jf oiu" Lord h.T.l been in ;ir:i'):c numerals insteail of word-, I >houl'l have >\ipp()sod that 

I the hi-t two ii;;;nv-: hu I h( en tran<no-.e(!, .md th ■! tiie true date v.m-; 1-5JS instead of 1-389. 

i Col. ClK'-t'.-r foiind the will, and it was as I .^nppuiod in avaUie T>umiM;i|s, as was 

j also the rci-'iial year. "Tlie year," he wi-otc, '•.=lirjii:d u-ppiestio'iaitly I'e l-yjs, f,,r it is 

I simply iinposiilV.j that a man wiitinc in the ."l-t Kli.^aiieth could have written 10th." 

Beside^, .Samuel is mentioned in a way tiiat convevs tli>: idea that he wa> of a^e, whereas 

in l-:-:)^ he was only twelve years old. Hee Mi-inoir'of >'. Ward, p. 132.— Euitoh. 

I 17G Goiealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 


j bom, I found, in Colchester, son of Adam ILilsnoth (as the name 

j was often spelled), a joiner, by his wife Mercy or ]\Iarcey, and was 

I ft near kinsman of the well-kuon-n bishop, Samuel Harsnett, v»hose 

baptism I also found in Colchester under the name of Halsnoth. 
I The will of Adam Ilalsnoth tlie elder, joiner, I found among the 

i wills of the Archd. of Colchester (1G12-13). He mentions wife 

j Marcey, sons Adam, William, Samuel and Joseph, and daughters 

Marcey, Tamaziu and Elizabeth. 

The connection of the Crane family with the Rogers family is 
I shown in the following extracts. 

I EoBEiix Crank of Great Coggeshail in the County of Esses:, grocer (with- 

I out date) proved 18 March 1G56. Mentions vvifo ; refers to marriage 

I contract eucered into with brother in law Z\P Nathaniel Bacon ; lauds &c 

j iu 'West Mercy, Esses ; son Samuel Crane and his huvfuU issue and son 

I Thomas Crane ; they to pay my eon Kobert Crane and his issue ; landa 

i &c in Stoeke Street, lands iu Gr' Coggeshall iu occupation of myself and 

j "William Cottyes, lands in Chuich Street, sometime Spooners and other 

j estates ; refers to a surrender made unto the William Turners (father and 

j son) of Markes Tey 6cc. 

I To my daughter Rogers, wife of Nathaniel Rogers, now of New Eng- 

i land, clerk, four hundred pounds ; to my grand children Samuel, Nathaniel, 

j Ezekiel, Timothy and John Rogers fifty pounds apiece ; they to accept of 

} a bond of four hundred pounds made to me from M'' Joshua Foote, now or 

late of New England, on which there is now due for principal one hundred 

and fifty pounds, besides use ; to daughter Mary Whiting wife of Ileury 

"Whiting cf Ipswich, two hundred pounds, the remainder of her portion ; 

I to my grand children Henry and Mary Whiting one hundred pounds apiece 

i at their ages of one and twenty years or days of marriiige respectively ; to 

I my daugluer Elizabeth, wife of William Chaplyu two hundred pounds ; to 

I my grand children Robert and Mary Crane, children of my son Thomas 

I Crane, one huundred pounds apiece ; to Diana, I'^Iizabeth, Margaret, Fran- 

i ces and Bridget, daughters of my brother Thomas Crane deceased, five 

pou ids apiece; to my kinswoman Frances Statibrd. widow, five pounds ; to 

Susan Voyce wife of John Voyce of Great Coggeshall, five pounds ; to ray 

three kinswomen, the residue of the daughters of my sister Johan Fonlsham, 

forty shillings apiece ; to Kobert Crane, son of my cousiu Robert Crane of 

Braintree, twenty pounds at his age of one and twenty years; to William 

Fowleger, my servant, for his faithful service &c. thirty pounds ; to my son 

Samuel all my goods and wares in the shop and warehouses, my debts &c., 

and the lands and tenements in Lowhard «i-c had of John Edes, clerk, »&:c.; 

eons Samuel and Thomas to be executor,. 

Proved bv the oath of Samuel Crane, the surviving executor. 

Pell, 179 (P. C. C). 

Samuel CuANEof Great Coggeshall, in the County of Essex, ge;itleman, 

November, 1600, proved 10 Augu-t 1G70. To my sister Mrs iNIar- 

garet Rogers, now of Ipswich, in New Enghmd (lamls and teuements in 
various j)hices) for life, and to her children ; my sister ^Fary W biting, 
wife of 2,V Henry Whiting of Ipswich, Suffolk, and her children ; my sla- 
ter iu law wife of Dayncs, late the wife of my brotlier Robert 

Crane ; my sister M" Elizabeth Chaplin, late the wile of M' "William Chap- 


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lin, of B'.n-y S' Edmunris ; my brother M'' "William Clopton and his child- 
ren ; my cousin M'' Lawrence Stistt'd of Ipswich, grocer, and my uiece 
INIary. hid now wife ; my uncle ]Mr. Kdwurd Sparhawke and his sou Sam- 
uel and daughter Sarah Sparhawke ; my kinswoman i\Irs. Bridget An- 
drews, wife of ^P William Andrews, citizen and cheesemonger of London ; 
John Garwood ; my father in law Mr. Robert Feltham ; my nncle jMr. 
John Crane, li\ing about Horram in Suffolk, and liis son John; my cou- 
sin Coo{)er, widow, and cousin Cnrgis. widow ; children of my cousin Rob- 
ert Foulsam, deceased ; my cousin Robert Crane of Braintree and his son 
Robert ; my cousin John Sparhawke ; my cousin John Sherman ; my cou- 
sin M' John Blomlleld ; my cousin M"" John Rogers and I\P William Hub- 
bard, both in !Xew England; Christian Whiting, daughter of Henry; Isaac 
Hubbard; others mentioned. Penn, 97 (P. C. C). 

RoBKRT of Hadleigh in the County of Suffolk, gentleman, 1-1 Mav, 
18 (;harles IT. 1666, proved 22 IMay 1GG9. ]My sister JMary Crane to lit 
executrix, to whom all my tenements &c in Kolvedon, in the County of 
Essex, the reversion of the jointure of my mother in law, the wife of IVP 
Robert Andrewes ; if my sister die the premisses to be sold by Thomas 
Goulding and the product to be equally divided betwixt the children of my 
uncle Whiting and aunt Rogers in New England and the children of rav 
cousin Thomas Goulding ; to the aforesaid Thomas Goulding and his heirs 
forever my house in Brautray; my two messuages in Coggcshall to Wil- 
liam Fowler and his heirs forever; to William Hawkins my two messuages 
on Fering Hill ; to M"' Wliiting of Sermer, for pveacliing my funeral ser- 
mon, five pounds ; to the poor of Kelvedon five pounds. 

Proved by Mary Stisted ah Crane, wife of Lawrence Stlsted, sister of 
the deceased and his executrix. Coke, 51 (P. C. C). 

The following rough table will serve to sliow the relatioiialiip of 
most of these parties ; 

* CRANE = 


.Tohn= Joan=. . . Foulsham. JTarjaret, dan. =Eobert Criitie= JHiry.dau. 
ofHor. j I of Rob'c Maiil<tor,e, oftaniuel 

ra ri. in I probably and relict of Walttr Cog-gesliai!, Sparhiiwke 

SuJulk. live ilaiis. Clopton, by whom a in^Kssex. ofUfJUam. 

I and a son son, Win. Cloptoa. Will pro. 

John. Robert. ieoS-9. 

Diana. Elizabeth. Margaret. Frances. Bridget. 

Samuel Grant, t Thoma.s=' 
will pro. loro. I 


• •=;2) . 

. Daynes. ilary^rllenry Whiting 
I oflpiwich. 

Robert Crane. 3rary=La7rr<?nce Stisted. 
will prij; l>5*i9. 

Henry. Mary. Christian. 

3Iargaret=Xathaniel Rogers. 

Elizabeth— Wm. Chaplin. 

Samuel. Kathaniel. Ezel:iel. Timothy. John. Mary. 

• Mirnnl, in h!' Hi-tcry of E'^-^cx frcnrintotl at Chelmsfonl, 1S16) vol. ii. p. IRt, refers 
to will of S.iniiicl Cninc of Cr,Mt Co-^'o.^liall, sent., dated Nov. IGiU— ir. v. w. 

t I have r.iinutc of will of Thomis Ciane (Esse.\ Co.) lGo5 (Book Ayictt, 150, P. C. C), 
but no abslr.LCi; at hand. — h. f. w. 

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178 Genealogical Glean lug fi in EyiglanrL [April, 

Th^ followln- extracts from tbc Reojistry of Docls of Suffolk 
Comitv, ^Inss.,' refer evidently to the le-acy of Ko])evt Crane to his 
• grandchildren, the sons of hi.^ daughter Margaret Kogors. 

^ I5y an Indenture made 24 October U>:,?, between Joshaa F oote, late 
citizen and Ironmonger of Loudon, then of Roxbury m the Counry ^"ftolk 
in New Iv.vdund. ou tlie one part, an.l Robert Crane of Coggeshall ui the 
County of I'^.<ex within the Commouwealtli of England, ou the other part, 
the former made conveyance to the hxtter of his dxvelling house, hitely pur- 
chased of Joshua Hues, situate in Roxbury, with four acres of land cVc 

belonging, as security on his bond to pay 1S4£ 7' 2'\ ^l"«f„^l'J^^^»';^ ^''^^^^V 
= ° Suffolk Deeds 1. ooo. 

Testimony of Samuel Danforth, Thomas Weld William Park and David 

Richard 1-9-1 G55 that Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich and ^V dham i.artliel- 

mew did enter upon the dwelling house, formerly pos.PS.ed by Joshua 

Hewesin Roxburv and since belonging to Joshua Loote deceased and did 

le-ally take possession of the said dw^diing house &c. and order o give 

warni >.' that the said house and land, in tl.3 deed of sale made by die said 

Joshua=Foote unto and for the use of 3r Robert ^-ne &. 20 Octc^.e 

1653 do Ip^allv and properly belong unto Nathaniel Rogers of Ip^wi^h and 

to his bretln-en' Samuel, Ezckiel and Timothy ^^^^S^/-^ ^^/li!""'^ ,. .-,.. 

Suffolk Deeds 11. /lU. 

It seems to me worth the while to add abstracts of the wills of 
Ezekiel the son of Richard of Wetlicrsfield, and of ^athanleU the 
t son of John of Dedham, and certain other notes gleaned m ^aieni 

I C )urt House and elsewhere. 

EzLCKiEL ROGEUS " Borne at Wethersfeild in Essex in old England Now of 

i Rowley in Essex in new England " 17 April 16G0. sworn to 2G ^^^}^ 

\ Renders praise to God for three special blessings: '• tfirst for my Nurture 

1 and Education under such a father ^,V Richard Rogers in Catech.sme ai.d 

I knowledge of the holy scriptures the want whereof I see to be the mam 

! cau^e of 'the Errors of the times. Secondly that (whereas ti 1 I was aboue 

j twen' y yeares of a-e I made but ill use of ray knowledge but lined in a for- 

i mal p'rofession of Rellision) the lord pleased by occat.oti ot a sore sicknes 

I ^vhich was like to be death to make me to see the worth and Neede ot 

i Chrisf and to take such houlde of him as that I coolde never let him goe 

( to this houre wh-rebv I am now encouraged to bequeath and coramitte my 

i- soulle into his hands who hath Redeemed it, and my body to the Ear h 

- 6in-e he will ^iue me with th.;se very eyes to see my Redeemer, ihir.llv 

Tr my CallhT^ even to be a minester of the Gospell the most glorious 

Callin-r in the" worlde which the lord brou-ht into noth witliou ditaculty 

for mf . . .in- in the tim.e of the hottest Persicution of that bloody Hi- 

rarchv and being inlighteaed concerning the euell and snare of Subscrip.-.n 

and Cerimonips I waf a^lvised to -ive over the thought of the m.nestry and 

^iJ^^lTTselte to the study a,ul practise of ^nt the ord me. 

cyfuliv prevents that ; for though it be a goodand Nessecary Calling I hai^ 

observed that the m-t thron-h these o..e Coruption haue made it to them 

selues he very Temptation to couetousnes or lust or both, I therefore chose 

rather lye fii^le abL a dozen yeares in an honerable tamelly exercisomg 

SfLlfe in miaesteriail dutyes for a bout a .bzen yeares alter my l^ing 

S uneversity. Then the lord Gaue me a Call to a Pubhciue charge att 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanoifjs in Encjland. 179 

Pvoulry in YorUe shire wherel.v The Geuthn.esfe of — ol)y Mathe|ve I was 
f'luo'u-e.l both for siibcrlptiou and Ceritnoiiies aiul iiijoye.l my liberty iii 
themiuestrv about seaventeeue ..urs ii. Comfu.thable sort Till for retusein^^ 
tc. reudc that accursed Cooke that allowed sports oa God s holy Sabbath oi 
lords day I was suspended and bv it and other sad si-ues ot the times dnvea 
uitii many of my hearers iuto New ...laud where I haue Imed in my Fas- 

torull Utlice about years with much Rest and Comtorta be ceuemg 

the way .. the Churches here to be acco.ding to the present liyht that ^od 
hath "'uxQW the purest in the whoUe world 

Now Acre and calling upon me to looke daly for my clKinp 1 
nrofese my selfe to haue lined and to dye an unfeigned Hater of all the 
base Opiunions of the Anabaptists and Antinomians ana all other i ireu- 
ticke dotages of the times that springe from them which God wil ere longe 
cause to be as doung on the earth. I doe also protest a-amst a 1 the eyell 
lTa.hions and -uises of this a^eboth in Apparr.. and that Gcuertul Disguise- 
ment of lon-eliutlianiike haCre A Cu.tome most generally taken up at that 
time when the Graue and modest weareing of haire was a part ot tae Ke- 
proch of Christ: as appeared by the tearme of Roundheads aj.d was car- 
ryed on with a high hand not with standing the knowne ohence ot soe 
many Godly persons, and without publique expression of these reasons lor 
anv such libertie taken." , , ,,• i 

Then follows his disposal of his estate: to wife Mary the dwelling hou.e 
&c. during, her natural life; to nephew JP Samuel Stone of ^Connecticut 
thirty pounds; to '-my cousen his son John ten pounds;' to aear brother 
and fellow officer MT Phillips five pounds and Aquinas his Sum. m toiio ; to 
my sometimes seryant Elizabeth Tenney ells Parratt ten pounds ; to lovmg 
neice .^I- Mary ^latosius of Maiden in Essex in old England ten pounds ; 
to lovin- niece Isl- Elizabeth Cton wife of the Preacher of liuterdam m 
IlolUuuf ten pounds ; to the wife of cousin Rogers of Iii|le''ca hve pounds ; 
sundry gifts to servants ; all his Latin books to Harvard College and some 
Engl isir books, as appears in the Catalogue. 

The rest of the estate in lands not given to wife during her natural life, 
, he -ives to the Church and town of Rowley upon condition that they pay 
or cause to be paid &c. unto Ezekiel Rogers the son of M^ 
Rogers la .e pastor of the Church of Ipswich deceased the sura ot eight 

score pounds. . , i 

ThH real estate -Iven to wife, for term of her life, after her decease to go 
to the church and town of Rowley to enable them the bettor to maintam 
two teachin-' elders in the church for ever, on condition that they settle an 
elder within four years and so from time to time when chan-es occur by 
<leath or removal 'any other way. On failure of this condition the said 
houses and lauds to be to the use of Harvard College. AV ite 3Iary to be 
sole executrix.* 

The amount of lils estate as renaeved in the Inycntovy was oyer 
15.3,")£, of which 400£ v/as in hiuds that were Tliomas Barkers (his 
j \yife"s former husband). ^ 

This will II^ on ille amcncr the proliatc papers of Essex i^ounty ; but 

I do not find any copy of it in the Kcgi.tvy or any record ot probate 

I or administratl<m granted. In the ^larch term of the Ipswich C ouit, 

1G05, Ezekiel liogers, the son of .Mr. Xathaniol liogers ol Ipswich, 

• Ecv. Ezekiel Rosers's will is printed in full in the EsgioTe::, vol. v. pp. I2.3-8.-Eu. 

180 Genealogical Gleanings in JEnghmd. [April, 

deceased, brought suit against jVIrs. Mary Rogers, the executrix of 
the above will, for not performing a promise and engagement made 
to the said Nathaniel in the behalf of liis son, Avherein tlie said Mr. 
p]zekiol Rogers, of Rowley, had obliged himself to provide for 
Ezekiel tlic son of Nathaniel, and to make his portion as good as the 
rest of the sons of the said Nathaniel. Tiie phiintifT in his declara- 
tion says that his fiither for that reason gave him no portion in his 
estate, except a small pledge of his love, and discharged himself 
from any care concerning him, and, indeed, looked upon him as the 
elder brother, though but his fourth son. 

This case is valuable and important, since it furnislies evidence 
that the wife of the Rev. "William Hubbard was ^lary,* and not 
Margaret, as all our New England authorities have hud it, and thus 
confirms Candler's statement, made in his account of the Knapp 
family. I fail to find the least bit of evidence, cither that Nathaniel 
Rogers had a daughter ^largaret or that William Hubbard had a 
wife bearing that name. This Mary Hubbard seems to be living as 
late as 26 jklarch, 1685, when she joins her husband in a conveyance 
of certain land in Ipswich. The following are some of the deposi- 
tions filed in this case. 

The testimony of Mary Hubbert. 

I can affirme that aft' my Father Hoger»' death my Brother Ezeldell 
Rogers was very desirous to have hved w'*' liis Cousen M'' Ezekiell Rogers 
of Rowley & he rendred this as y* reason, w° sun(h-y complaiuts were made 
to his mother him, that he knew he could please him, if he lived 
with him, w'^'' he knew he should never doe, unlesse he lived there, in 
reg** that sundry informations would be carried to liis Cousen ag'' him, w'='* 
he sliould be able no otherwise to prevent. And farth^ I know that our 
friends did endeavour to insinuate so much into my Couzea, but v/ere dis- 
couraged therefrom by a report they heard from presseing it over farr, 
w'" report was, that one nere to my Cozen should say, nameing of him by 
some opprobrious terme, that he should not come there. Also when my 
Brother lived with him before, he wore his haire longer, by my Cosins 
sufferance, contrarie to my Fathers desire, then the rest of his Brethren ; 
Farther my Bro: rendred this as die reason why he was not willing to live 
constantly at the CoUedge, because he had not convenient maintenance 
allowed, my Cosin not allowing above live pound a year at y* most. To 
the truth of w' is above written I can attest upon oath if called thereunto. 

March Gl. 16G5. Mary Hcubert. 

•Canfllcr in his Kn:ipp pedicjroc gives the name of the husband of Mary Rocrers as 
" \Vm. Holiert," and in his Ro-crs pcditrrec as " Wm. Hclcy " iiid'' RKOisrnu, xvii. 47). 
Mr. Waters maizes it evident chat tlic surname in tlie Knapp pedigree (ilobcrt, ». e. Hubbard) 
is con-ect. 

William Hnbart or Hnbhard of tlic Conntv of E^scx, England, who aftor-rards settled at 
Ipswii.h. Mass.. mairied Jiidith, dan-bter of' John and Martha (B!o--^c) Knapp, of Inswich, 
England (see The Vi-itation of Snlfjlk, cd. by Mitialf, 1.^82, p. U'J ; IIec, ,\vii. 47). Ha 
was father of llcv. Wjdiani Hul)I ard, who niarritd Mary Ilo;:ia-s. 

The fir-t book in ^■\\x\\ I timl the christian naniuuf the nifc of Rev. William Hnblwrd given 
is John Farmer's Genea!(.;:ical R( ^i^ter, piibiishod in ISJO, wliere on pa'.-..- 1.52 ^he is called 
" Margaret dan -liter of Rev. Nathaniel Kogers. " Subsequent writers Lave repeated Far- 
mer's error.— Kditor. 

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TliO Deposition of M" 3lAnGAur.T lioGicns aged about 55 yeares. 

Tills Deponent savtii that soon after her hushauds death, gocini; to visit 
her cousin iNl' Kz. Ko^ors of l\o\v!y, lie told her tliat he would doe for 
!ier sou Kzekiel aocoulin^ as here followeth viz. Tiiat he would give him 
his liuuse where he then lived w"' severall parcclls of land, w"'' ho then 
mentioned, «S: shewed y*^ place of them, altho she had now forgotten the 
particulars: She thinks ;ilso lie promised her then to allow 1(.)£ a year 
towards his education, yet (being long since she cannot speaU sopunrtially 
tiiercunto). Further at another time since this Deponent went to the sayd 
I\P Ez. Rogers to speuke w"* him about her son Ezckiels hayre, y' was 
comiilayned of, to be too long: but when M"" Ez. Rogers would have had 
her sou bound to let his hayre be no longer then to y' lower ti^) of his 
eares, she told him she would never yeild to &uch a snare for her cliihl, tho 
he never had peny of him while he lived. Also this Deponent sayd y' 
James Daily told her that ^I"" Ez. Rogers had appoynted him to pay fourcy 
pound to her upon the account of her son Ezekitd, but she never knew but 
of ten pound thereof paid : Also that she would have been glad if her son 
Ezekiel might have lived w'^ her Cousin 31'' Ez. Rogers at Rowly, and was 
troubled that there was no v.ay appearing to have it so, altho her sou 
Ezekiel alwayes about those times seemed very desirous so to doe. The 
De[;onent also saith that 3Ir Ez. Rogers told her he had appointed James 
Baily to pay her fourty pound in four years towards the education of her 
son Ezekiel, And further saith not 

March GO. Go Sworne before me Daniel Dexisox. 

"Mathew Botes* of Leeds in the County of Yorke Clothworkcr aged 
fifty yeares or thercaboutes " sworn at York 16 Jan'y 1061, makes a 
deposition concerning the matter. 

The testimony of Joiix Pjckaru, aged forty three years, made 28 ^larcU 
1GG5. is to the etiect that he' understood from M'' Ezekiel Rogers of Rowly 
that there were three reasons why he would not give his kinsman more. 
" 1 Because he refused to dwell w'^ him. 2 Because he would not keep at 
Col ledge tliough there he would have maynteyned him. 3 Because he 
spake to his mother to have his haire cutt, but could not gett it done, 
And seuerall other things were the mention not here mr teriall." 

Essex Co. Court Papers, Vol. X. Nos. 90-98. 

A notable error has been made by all wlio have written about 
Ezekiel Rogers, of Rowley. They have all, one after another, 
statid that he brought over "the wife of his youth," Sarah Evcranl, 
^vllo lived here about ten years, and died in Rowley, etc. That he 
brougiit over the wife of his youth I do not deny ; but that her 
name was Sarah Everard I can deny Avith confidence, for I find her 
provided with another husband, in the person of Ezekiel's eldest 
brother Daniel, who liad by her, as his second wife, four children. 
AVJio t'.ien was tlie first wife of Ezekiel Rogers? That he had 'a 
wife buried in Rowley about ten years after his coming over is true. 

• Matthew Boycs was ■m carl \' settlor of Roximry (UroisTri!, xxxv. 'H). Ifc was 
freeman ut'.Miis.-acJuij-ctts .May 2-.', 1639 ; rcmovnl to Kowicy, wliicli li.' reprcseiitCiJ in the 
GcneiMl Court in 11:11,3, ami .iO; iciiirned to I-'nirland as eaiiy as l(-..i7. He was- t"a:licr 
of Ilcv. Josci h Boy.-e, (.f Dublin, Ipjland, a famous Puritan "auilior. (Sec KtoiftiEE, 
xii. 65.)— EinroR. 

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1S2 Genealogical Gleanings in Enrjlnnd. [April, 

Her name, however, Avns Jofoj, buried 8 ^May, IGIO. This is a 
stror.o; confiruiation of a pedigree which I had constructed in Eng- 
land hetbro I had the opportunity to di.-covcr this important fact. I 

■ had ah-eady hcen Idl tu give ^[r. Ezekiel Iiogers a wife Joan by 

the following- evidence which I iiad discovered in my researches 

^ among "Wills and Feet of Fines : — 

i Betu-eeu Ricliard Raynton, gen. qncr. and Ezekiel Rogers, clerk and 

I Johanna his wife, deforc, for one messuage, one garden, nine acres of mea- 

dow and six acres of pasture, with the appuitenances l^c in r.onuondsey. 
Consideration 100" sterling. Trin. 11 Car. I. Surrey. 

(Feet of Fines.) 

Thomas Da:mpif.r ah Dampout of Stratford at Bow, gentleman, 2C -March 
1 G17, proved 15 February 1<J27. creation? son James, daughter Katha- 
rine, wife Joane, sister Joane. now wife of John Creed of Shepton ]\Iallett 
in the County of Somerset, and her sons 3Iatthew, Stephen and John 
Webb, cousin Marmaduke iNfoore and daughter Katherine now wi:e of 
Hugh Cressie, of London, merchant. 

To my daughter in law Joane Hartopp, now wife of Ezekiel Rogers of 
Hatfield, Essex, gentleman, twenty pounds within six months after my 
decease. Barrington, 18 (P. C. C). 

He must have married his second wife (Sarah?), daughter of ]Mr. 
John Wilson, very soon after; for Fmanuel Downing writes from 
Salem, 24. 12. 16.50, to John AVinthrop, Jr., "Mr. Rogers of 
Ivowly hath last weeke bnryed his wife and childe within a few dayes 
after shee was brought to bed." 

21 Feb. 1C21. Ezekiel Rogers, Clerk, instituted to the Rectory of 
Rowley, void by the death of Ilenry Pickard, Clerk, on the nomination of 
Sir Francis Barrington, Baronet. Institution Books, York. 

Extract from a Letter of Robert Rvece to John Winthrop, 1 
Ma-ch, 1636. 

" One accidente which I credibly hard, I can rot omytte; — While the 
Bishop his chancelor, Dr. Corbelt, was vpon his seate of jastice at Bury, 
newes was broughte hym that Mr. Rogers of Dedham dyed the last uighte. 
Is he so? sayd the chancelor, let him goe in reste, for he hath troobled all 
the contry these 30 yeeres, & dyd poyson all those partes for x myle 
rounde abowte that place, — the manner of whose death is thus reported ; 
whiles the B;>!iop was at Ipswiche, one daye, havinge oocasioa to ryde 
forthe, comaaded his servantes to hyer poste horses; who browght hym 
worde that all the horses were taken v{), by suche as wente to the sermon 
at Dedham. Is the wynde at that doore ? sayde the Bishop. I wyll soone 
ease that ; & so not long afier. as the Commissary synce confessed, he had 
c'ommande from Canterbury vpou the complaynte of Xorwirh to stay the 
lecture at Dedham : wherevpon the Commissary wrote a friendely letter to 
Mr. Rogers, shewenge hym he had comnuuidemeute from Canterbury to 
require hym to stay his lecture now fur a whiles the plague continswed, 
which by suche concourses was d;iylie encreased. !Mr. Rogers, beleevinge, 
as was pretended, stayed his lecture, & after harvest ended, the Doctor & 
Comissary vras moved for reucweue of the lecture ; the Comissary gave 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 183 

faycr woordes. promysynge ucry shortely thay sliooldc hane ]n)eny, which 
after somlry promyses, witliowte all in all intention, Mr. IJop^rs soiiige 
there was a sccrett determination wholly to snppre.^so that lecture, this 
Btrooke hyui to the harte, hastened all his natural nialladies to his vttermost 
periode." Winthrop Papers, Ma>!=. Ili^t. C'oU. 

Fourth Series, Vol. VI. p. 412. 

Extract from a Letter of Emanuel Downing to John V\'intlirop, 
6 Mar eh, 103 6. 

"I was at Mr. Riio;ers of Dedham his fuuerall, where there were more 
people than 3 such Churches could hold : the gallery v/as soe over loaden 
with [>eoplo that it sunck and crackt and in the midle where yt was Joynted 
the tvuibcrs gaped and jiarted on from an other soc that there was a great 
cry in the Church : they vnder the gallery fearing to he smothered, those 
that v.cre vpon yt hasted of. some on way some an other, and some leaped 
dowue among the people into the Church: those in the body of the Church 
seing the tymbers gape were sore afrighted, hut yt pleased God to houour 
that good man departed with a miracle at his death, for the gallerie stood 
and the people went on againe, though not so nianie as before; had y' fula 
as blackhyars did vnder the popishe assembly, yt would haue ben a great 
wound to our religion." Winthrop Papers, Mass. Hist. Coll. 

Fourth Series, Voh VI. p. 47. 

Mr. Xathaniel Rogers arrived in Xew England 17 Xov. 1G3G.* 
Concerning his voyage, the following extract from a Letter of 
Brampton Gurdon to John Winthrop, dated Assington, this 30 of 
August (1636), seems worth inserting here. 

"It hathe faulue out verry hard with the shipe whear in Mr. Nathaniel 
Rogers irabarked hiraseltf, his witi' who locke forf at the end of 7*""", 4 
children. & 3 other pore fameles out of this towen ; won is liobinson that 
lived iu Litle ""Sraldenfeld. with his wiff & 6 children; they went abord at 
Grauesend the fursc of Jeuen. & have euer scins ben houareng to the Jle of 
"SVite. & this day 3Iris Crane, their scister, & Mris Rogers mother in law 
tould me her husband had a letter from them from Plimworth, writ on 
Satuida} scenight. This will fall exceding heui to dyuers iu the ship who 
had mad soui prouicyon for their liuelyhod in New England. Thay will 
be inforsed to spe[nd] it before they goe, &: all for want of a constant Est 
wind. Thay haue had the wind for a day or 2, &. then brought backe 
agayen. Thay haue had dyuers feruent prayers to gene them a good wind, 
but the (yem is not yet coum for God to haue the prayes of it." 

. ' Winthrop Papers, 3Iass. Iliit. Coll. 

Fourth Series, Vol. VI. p. .500. 

Tlic will of the Rev. XAxnAXiEL Rogers, Pastor of the Church at 
Ipswich, taken from his own mouth, Jidy 3, Anno £>on}ini 1655, 
was proved in court at I[)swich, 25—7—1655. He reckons iiis estate 
in Old and Xew England at about twelve hundred pounds, four 
hundred pounds of which ''is expected from my father ^1'. Robert 

• Wintlirop's New Enil.ind, vol. i. p. 20-5 (2rl cd. p. 244). 

t I :iin iaclincil to tliiuk \\;:>\, t!iis niun rclcr to Lev expected confinement. Ezckioi mast 
have Ijoou bora just about this thac. — u. r. "w. 

184 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Crane in England." lie makes the portion of John, though his 
eldest son, crpial only with llie others, viz. N;ith:inicl, S:uniiel and 
Timothy, and g;iv05 to each one hundred pounds out xjf his estate in 
Old England and one hundred pounds out of his estate in Xew Eng- 
land. To his son Ezekiel he gives twenty pounds, whieh he may 
take in books if he pleases. To his daughter he had already given 
two hundred pounds. To his throe grandehildion, John, Nathaniel 
and ^Margaret Hubbard, he gives forty shillings eacii. To his cousin, 
John Ivogers, five pounds, in the hands of Ensign Hewlett. To 
Elizabeth, Nathaniel, John and Mary, children of his cousin John 
Harris,* of liowley, he gives twenty shillings each. To Harvard 
College, five pounds. Tlie remainder he leaves to his wife ^Margaret, 
■whom he appoints executrix. 

The original will is on file in the Probate Registry of Essex 
County, and a copy of it is preserved among tlie papers of the case 
of Rogers vs Rogers already referred to. 

Mrs. Margaret Rogers died in Ipswicli, 23 January, 1675, and 
admon. was granted to her eldest son, Juhn liogers, oO March 
following (1G76.) 

Administration of the estate of ^Margaret Rogers, of Ipswich in 
New England, widow, was also granted in England, 21 March, 
1677, to William Hubbard, principal creditor. 

From her age, as given in her dcpusition, it would appear that 
she was born aljout 1610. Her mother, therefore, could not have 
been the Mary Sparhawke, daughter of Samuel, baptized 1 February, 
1600. (See' New Eng. Ilist.^Gen. Reg., Vol XIX. j). 125.) 

There remains John Rogers, of Billeriea, who undoubtedly be- 
longed to this family, as we may learn from the Avill of Ezekiel of 
Rowley. The recent history of Blllerica, by our associate. Rev. Mr. 
Hazen, furnishes a good account of him and his descendants. His 
will can be found on record in the Suftblk Registry (X. — 23). It 
was ' declared" 22 January, 1685, and letters were granted 8 June, 
1687, to Thomas and Natlianiel, the executors. He gives to 
Nathaniel one half the house, etc., and to Thomas the other half 
after the death of the widow, who is t() have the use of it. Other 
bequests to sons John and Daniel, daughter Priscilla, grandchild 
INIary French (at 21), son George Browne and wife's daughter 
Mary Browne. He is said to have died 25 January, 1685(6), a2t. 
74, and was born therefore about liUl or 1612. On the Tabular 
Pedigree whieh accompanies these notes will be found two Johns, 
either of whom miirht be this individual, so far as date of birth 
would imliciite. 1 cannot help thinking that John, the son of 
Nathaniel, the schoolmaster, was the one referred to in will of his 
uncle John, of Dedliam, as ''the sadler," brother to Elizabeth 

• The wife of Jolin IT;irris of Rnwicv wasiinmcd Rvidixct. I would sn?:rcst tliat she niav 
have liccn BiiJgot Aii,::or, one of the ctiihircn of Edi!i..iid .nid Br;d.i;et Auger (slc the wills 
of JJoroth^ Kogcra and of John Uu^crs of Cuklic.-.tcr).— u. f. \v. 


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Rogers. This sister, I doubt not, was adopted by lier uncle, and 
was tlic one mentioned by the widow Dorothy liogcrs in her will, as 
"my maid Elizabeth Rogers." The John Rogers who lived in Bil- 
lerica was evidently a baker (as I am informed by i\Ir. Ilazen). 
Whether a man would change an occupation requiring an appren- 
ticeliood tor another is a question. AVe have still left John, the 
second son of Thomas Rogers, who probably was placed by his 
father to learn some other trade than the ancestral one of shoe- 
making, in which the eldest son, Thomas, was to succeed him. I 
am therefore inclined to think that we are to look here for our 
Billerica Rogers. 

It was my good fortune to find in the British ^Museum two Elegies 
which seem to have escaped notice hitherto ; one in manuscript, 
which 1 found in the well known Harlcian collection ; the other a 
pi-inted broadside, in a collection known as the Luttrell collection. 
I found in this latter collection divers other elegies and eulogies 
which deserve to be known ; among them one on the Rev. William 
Jenkin the younger, I remember, and another on Col. Rainborough. 

The two elegies referred to here follow : — 

Upon the death of old M"' Rogers of wethersfield minister of god his word, 

late deceased. 

Id Rama once a T05'ce was heard 

Of by tter lamentation, 
I W«^'' now in weathersfield doth sound 
i An heavy visitation. 
He is no;: no\r wb.o latel}' was 

As Rachclls children were not 
Soe we shall hardly fynd the lyke 
j Crye loud therefore & spare noD. 
I TheclouJie pillcr now is ^one 

That guyJed in the day 
And eke ye fire w^^ in the night 

Did poynt us out tiie way. 
Alas therforc what shall we doe 

Our Moses cannot eric, 
JJor stand up in the ijapp to stay 

Gods iud;);ements when they file. 
How shall we passe to Canaan now 

The wildernesse is wide 
Soe full of Tygers, Bearos it woluca 

And many a hcast be<yi.!e. 
Who shall ^tand up to j^Iead w'^ God 

Sbr to supply (;ur necJe. 
Our waters stand, our Manna feast 

Whereon our souies did feede. 
Oh happie it was w^i^ wcatherstielde 

And nei^hhoure townes about 
When they enlv>yed y' worthy li^rht 
; Vrhich now is cleanc wornc out. 
Noe irrcatcr proofe of loue to god 

Dvjth Christ himself reriuiro 
Then wis p"f .rnitd of this man 

\V"iall his hartes de^-ire 
■\yth wi-edomeand diseretion both 

He fcdd L'iirists lambs indecdc 
i Devyduini^c out them portions all 

Accordinir tu thei? needc. 

To Etrongc ones he gave stronger meat 

Who better could apply y' 
And to the weaker sort also 

As best miiiht titt their dyett. 
The sicke and feeble ones alsoo 

He nourished paynefully 
And evermore his hart did yerne 

To hcare y^ poore mans crie. 
He bound up broken hearted ones 

He did y*^ hungrie feed 
He brought thewandringe homo againo 

And did supplie tl eir neede 
He sought their pca< o continually 

He ended all their striefe 
Reioyceing neuer more then when 

They ledd a Christian lyfe. 
He spared noo labour of the mynde 

Noe bod die griefe nor paync 
That tended to his peoples good 

And to his master? gayne. [fayle 

When strength of leirgs and feete did 

On horseback he did ryde 
And wheresoeuer he became 

His Calient well cniploid. 
Soe deercly did lie loue gods house 

When Arons bjll did call 
Noe winde or weather nrgiit him lett 

He ventrcd lyfe and all. 
Thus did he leade them forth w"» ioy 

To pastures fre-^li and gicene 
And to tlie lyuc-ly water ji.jul'.s 

As cleerc as hath hccne secuc. 
Rare was his order to cat«chise 

His doctrine sound &, idaj'ae 
And by this holy ordynancc 

He mauv sjulcs did gayno. 


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Thus hath he spent h'a vitall bietith 

In honour and rcnowiie 
Ilis hower is past, liis gla.-io is runuo 

And he liat'.i gott t!iu crownc. 
And now beliold ye sliopchards all 

Whom god hath given this station 
See here a patternc to bohoulde 

ffit for your imitation. 
The better sort neede yet to learne 

This patterne to bchoiild 
As for the rest, learne yoa were best 

Locke better to your soulde. 
And now Oh AvoefuU weathcrsficld 

Whose fame soe farr hath sounded 
Looke how thou hast received & heard 

And ho\y thy faith is grounded. 

A mournefuU Epitaph upon the death of 
ROGERS, late preacher of Gods word 
life the IS of October ia the ycerc IG3G. 


Come heipe us mourn good Shepherds all, 
who love Christs flock indeed 

Helpe us to beg, pleade, cry & call, 
in this our time of need. 

2. [old. 

Come •weep and mourne, both yong and 

your harts to sorrow move 
Both Sheepe and Lambs all of his fould 

shew forth your deerest love. 


Our joy is gone, our soulcs delight, 
our blessed sonne of thunder. 

Our valiant champion in G jds siirht, 
to breake sinnes boults in sunder. 


Our famous light which lately stood 
on hill withiu our tuwne : [abroad, 

Whose beamcs were spread so farre 
is now by death tooke downe. 


Those lively christali streames so pure, 
with pastures fresh and greene ; 

From ua alas are lock't full sure, 
and can no more be scene. 


Oh mournefuU flocke who art deprived 

of such a faithfuU guide; 
"Whose drooping soules he hath reviv'J 

Full many a time and tide. 

Our faitbfull Moses now is gone, 

Which stood up in the breach ; 
To stay Guds wrath witli many a groane, 

his hands to heaven did stretch. 

Hi=! life Gods glory did advance, 
his doctrine good and plaine : 

And by Gods holy ordinaace 
he many a soule did j/aine. 

And to thy faith and godly life 

As thnu Ijefore Ini'^t learned 
W"'out the w'' tliy faitii is deadc 

And catnioC be i.lisccrued. 
ffur now tlie Lord d.tth call for fruite 

To answere all his paync 
And wher he hath bestowed much 

He loukcs fur inuch a:^ayne. 
Loue thou tiicrefore gods ordyuance 

Sell all, that to ol)teyne 
And buy the li'.'lde wlier treasure is 

That ever shall remayne 
Then thou w"' him thats gone before 

Shall liKilIrhijah singe 
And Reigne in lieaven for euermore 

W"^ Christ our lord and kinge. 

[Ilarleian MS. 1598.] 

that reverend worthy Pastor M' JOHN 
at Dcdham in Ejscx, who departed this 


No paine nor labour he did spare, 

t!ie hungry soulcs to feed, 
Dividing out each one his share, 

according to their need. 


A person grave, a patron rare, 

most hauihle, godly, wise. 
Whose presence made the wicked fcare, 

when they beheld his eyes. 


His ears were open and attent. 
To heave the pjore mans cry : 

And speedily his h.eart was bene, 
to find a remedy. 


To rich and poore, to old and yung, 
most cour'eoi'.s, niiid and meekc, 

The mournii g soules he brought along, 
and comforted the weake. 


Much comfort heere his soule posscst, 

his life fame, and renowne. 
And now with Saints and Angels blest, 

he weares a glorious crowne. 


Where many a soulo is gone before. 
Which he through Ciu-ist hath gain'd, 

Ilis glory shines as Sunne therefore, 
And never shall be stained. 


You pastors all of Christ his fould, 
of soulcs who have ti-.c charge. 

See here a patterne to behold, 
Your duties to your charge. 

Ills faith, his love, his g-^'dly care, 

his zeale eiiine to suj)[)rcsse : 
Ilis pitty showes to such as wero, 

in griefo and heaviaesse. 


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Ilis Immlile licart did soon make peace, 

by nrhitration wise, 
Al! ,j:ir.s and .«trifrs he made to c^ase, 

twixt jiei^'hbours that did rise. 

But now tho-:e ioyfuli dayes arc gone, 

^vhich nvidc oar hearts so glad. 
And coiulort brouglic to many one, 

when sorrow made tbeui sad. 


Our Zion temple song*; doe cease, 

our burning shining light 
Is gone to everlasting peace, 

and bids us all good night. 

Our constant Lector twelve dayes fame, 

and ioy of Saints all round, 
To which Gods armies flocking came, 

To heare his doctrine sound. 


Gods holy Iaw and Go?pel pure, 
he prcach't witli courage bouid, 

Whereby he many did allure, 
and brought to Christ bis fould. 

The poorc and hungry soules alway, 

with good things he did fill, 
The rich, nnr any went away, 

Without Gods mind and will. 


Most faithfully he preach't Gods will, 

with wisedomo from abjve, 
And left for to direct us still. 

his booke of faith and love. 


Gods counsell and the narrow way, 

he cloarely did unfold 
Without excuse to leave all they, 

That would not be controld. 


His proudest foes on every side, 
who souglit his deprivation, 

lie still dill overcome their pride, 
by humble conversation. 

Against hcls force and .Satans rage, 

God kept him in his -station, 
And still preserved hioi in his old age. 

In Dcdhanis congregation. 

From weoke to wecke, from day to day, 

he cryed in our cares : 
And this he did without delay, 

the space of thirty yeeres. 

In zcale he was a filming fire, 

j'ct hum'ne and dijcreet. 
Which made his chiefest foes admire, 
and awad^^ed their malice great. 


They often sought for to prcvaile, 

to take away our joy. 
To quench our light they did assailo 

our glory to destroy. 


But God did guard his choice elect, 
who v/ortliy was t!n-oui:!i Christ, 

From dangers all diil him protect, 
and tooke home at last. 


The time of life that God him lent, 
was three score yeeres and seven, 

The greatest part of wliich he spent, 
to bring eoules into heaven. 


Oh happy change and blessed gaine, 

good time for him to die : 
Vnhappy we that still rcmaine 

more sinful! dayes to see. 


Yet happy now likewise are they, 
which are in state of grace, 

And were so wise that in their dayes, 
with God they made their peace. 


Now magniSe the providence, 

of Gods election strong. 
That he sach daj-es by sure defence. 

In mercy did prolong. 


And now hold fast with diligence, 
the trueths which you have learn'd 

And bring forth fruit with patience, 
that grace may be discern'd. 


Those graces Icarne to imitate, 
in him which shine so l)riglit, 

So shalt thou live i'l happy state, 
and pleasing in Jods sight. 


A wife hath lost a heavenly head, 

children a flither deare, 
A lossc to all on every side, 

and to his fiocke most neere. 


His house a blessed Bctifl was, 

as plainely did appc:ire : 
He lived to see his fruits in grace, 

on all his children deare. 


But now alas what shall wc doe 

Gods anger to revoke. 
Our sinfulnesse have brought us to 

This sad and heavy stroake. 


Our sleepy formall careles^nesse, 

in hearing of Gods w.^rd : 
VnfruitfuU barren heartedne=se, 

though we with mcanea wcro stored. 

188 Baptisms in Dover, iV. 17. 1717—1766. [April, 


All those Ihat have wornc out this light, j^^ morninn- wake with God, n,nd beg his 

and yet remain all darkc, frrxcp° 

How shall it now their soales alTright, offemrnot his ^onA spirit in any case, 

to weave this curtsed marke. ^au;; fast on Christ, cleave cl*so uuto 

42. his word, 

Now let us all repent and pray, No time forget to weare the christian 

witli zoale ami fervency, eword, 

That of the Lord otitaine wo may, ,, • . r 

some comfort and suopiy. Run cheercfully your generall is before. 

Our blessed captain Christ hath opened 
tlic doorc 
Our King and CounscU Lord preserve, q^j. victory against sin, death and hell . 

and all of each degree, Eternall lite'' lor ave with him shall 

That from hid trueth we may not swerve, dwell 

but therein live and die. Rcturne my soule, goe foorth unto thy 

41. rest. 

That with him tliat's gone before, Strange joyes are gone which cannot bo 

a kingdome may obtaine, exprest. 

And tlien with Saints for evermore, ^' *^' 

in glory may remaine. Finis. 

Printed for the yeerc, 1642. 

Eulogies and Elegies 

Luttrell Coll. Vol. I. 

British Museum. 

BAPTIS:^rS IN DOVER, N. H. 1717— 17 6G. 

Copy op the Rev. JoxAxnAX Ccsiiing's Record op Baptisms in 
Dover, N. H., now a part of the Records op the 
" First Church." 

Communicated by Johx R. Ham, M.D., of Dover, H. H. 
[Continued from pa?;e 00.] 

1751. Baptisms. 

Feb. 1-i. Sarah & Ebcnezer, twin ChiUr- of Benj^' Hayes. 

Mar. 28. Phebe Evans, on a sick bcl. 

Apr. 7. Mary Hanson, & her Cluld° Anthony, Nabby & Betty. 

May 5. Aaron, son of Jolin Tv'ood. 

June 16. Hannah, D' of Jacob Horsum. 

July 7. Dolly, D^ of Robert Hayes. 

Aucr. 8. Caleb, son of Joseph Prince. 

Sept. 8. Thomas, son of Thomas Hayes. 

Oct" 6. Anna, D' of Eilmund Wingate. 

Abigail, D^ of Dan' HayesT 

Nov. 17. Joseph, son of Benj* Heard. 

Ephraim, sou of Ephraim Kimbal. 

24. Judith Bickford. 

Jan. 12. Jonathan, Elizabeth & Abigail Bickford. 

Feb. 2. Mary, D- of Sam' Gerrish." 

Apr. 26. Joanna, D' of W"' Hanson. 

May 17. Hanuah, D'' of Dudley "NVatson- 

24. Ezra, sou of Nuth' Youn^. 

1887.] Baptisms in Dover, N.TI. 1717-17G6. 1S9 j 

M-iy 23. Lvdla, D'of JouMVentworth. 

Jviue 21. Molly, D^ of Stephen Ev:uis. . . l 

26. Susanna, D^ of Ebenezer Dementt— in private. i 

July 12. Sarah, D"" of James riukham. | 

Au<-. 9. Betty, D^ of Dan'' Horn. | 

° Jon% son of John Thompson. |. 

Sept. 14. Joseph, son of Joseph Prince. , ,, . • ' 

^ Francis &Zeruiuh,Chiia" of Uau> Davis. 

Edward & Samuel, Cliild" of Edward ^\ oodward. 

Joseph, son of Azariah Boody- 

Mary (L Isaiah, Child" of Ezekiel WiUey. 

Aaron, son of Ichabod Hayes. 

Abiiiail. D^ of Job Clements. ^ . , j 

Sarah, Eliz" & Hannah, D" of Andrew Gernsa. 

Kezia, D^ of Hatevil LcightoQ— sick with throat distemper. 

Patience, D^ of John Ham— sick with throat distemper. 
Elijah, son of Daniel Jacobs. 
The Child" of Puchard Caswell. 
Abra. D^ of Robert Hayes. 

Samuel, Betty & Mary, Child" of Samuel Tasker, deceased. 
Constant Davi?. 
Sarah, D' of John Titcomb. 
'W", son of W" Twombly. 
Hannah, D'" of Cheney Smith. 
Richard, son of Dan^ Hayes. ^ , , , 

IMercv, D^ of Samuel Heard, on her Death bed. _ _ 
Jethro, Betty & Keziah. Child" of Sam^ Ileard-m private. 
Jacob, son of John Heard— in private. 
Stephen, son of Nathan Foss. 
Hinkson, son of James Mardcn. 
John, son of Edmund Wingate. 
Dan^ & Andrew, Child" of Joseph Twombly. 
Joshua & AV"N Child" of W"' Twombly, 3^"". 
30. Otis Baker, sou of Dudley Watson. 
Mary, D' of Sam' Yeaton. 
Oct. 7. Jonathan, son of Ebenezer Demerritt, 
Nov. 4. Either, D^ of W"' M^Culloch. 
11. Lydia, D' of W"^ Twombly. 
18. Bathsheba, D" of Jacob Horsum. 

Eleanor. D'' of Benj"^ Pearl. 
25. 3[arv, D' of Bcnj' Hanson. 
Jane", D' of Dan' Ham. 
Dec' 9. Hannah, D' of Ebeu Hanson. 

1754. ^ . ^ 

Mar. 17. Eleanor, D' of Samuel Gernsh. 
20. Isaac, son of Joseph Prince. 
Beltv, D' of Samuel Davis. 
Mary, D' of Timothy Moses. 
S;iiuuel, son of Jolm Smith. 
Deborah, DWjf W"' GHdden. 
April 1 1. Tamsen, D' of Hezekiah Hayes. 

Sarah »&; Joanna, Child" of bamuel Todd. 

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190 Baptisms in Dover, X.IL 1717— 17G0. [April, 

April 21. Kphraim, f^on of "\Vil!!;i:n ITan=on. 

Mav 20. llaiHiali, IT of Sam' Emerson. 

Juuc 10. ]Mars:u-et & Jane, Cliild" of George Horn— in private. 

IG. Delioraii, D" of Richard .Tones. 

July 14. Joseph, sou of Andrew Geiiish. 

21. Jonathan, son of John Montgomery. 
28. ]Mary, D' of F-hcn liaTison. 

Sept. 1. Benj% son of Koheit Thompson. 

8. ])eni*, son of Tiiomas Hayes. 

22. Eliz", D' of Job Clements. 
Oct" 7. Silas, son of Paul Harford, deceas-d— in private. 

10. Deborah, D' of Paul Harford, deceased— in private. 
13. Joshua, son of llobart Stevens. 
Mary, D' of Dan' Horn. ^ 
Joseph, son of Stephen Evans. 
27. Sarah, D^ of W'" Gerrish. 

Abigail, D' of .John DnzJtell. 
Nov 3. Lvdia & Paul, Child" of Paul Harford, deceased. [Thomas. 
10. Eliz=^ "Wife of Jon^ Pinkhara, & their Child" Hannah and 
20. John, son of James Davis. 
Abigail, D'' of Paul Gerrish. 
I Abigail. D' of John Tasker. 

j 24. Mar°v, D' of .James Pinkhara. 

I Dec' 8. John Perkins, son of Israel Hodgdon. 

1 15. Sarah, D"" of James Pecker. 

I Feb. 2. IMoses Bickford. on a sick bed. 

! Mav 4. Tamsen, D' of Ichabod Hayes. 

! * 2b. Richard, son of W™ Shnckford. 

j June 1. Abigail. ly of Richard Kimbal. 

I 8. Sarah, D' of Otis Baker, 

j 29. Cheney, son of Cheney Smith. 

Nath'.son of Daniel Hayes. 
July 13. Sam' Waterhou^e, son of John Titcomb. 

John, son of Xath' Young. 
} AuJT. 24. David, son of Benj^ Hanson. 

W™, son of Benj^ Pearl. 
Oct. 5. Betty, Zervla. George & Dan', Child" of Isaac Watson. 
I 19. Edward Winslow, son of Moses Emerson. 

' Feb. 4. Joseph, son of .Joseph Tasker, jun . 

\ Mar. 28. James, son of Samuel Yeaton. 

1 . 31. Ebenezer Chesley— on a sick bed. 

' Apr. 14. Timothv, son of Andrew Gerrish. 

27. James & piloses, Child" of James Chesley, on a sick bed. 

May 23. Dolloy, IT of John Tibbetts. 

30. Bridget. AY"', John, Mary Sc Ebenezer, Child'' of John Waldron. 

June 6. Mehetabel. D' of Samuel Todd. 

20. IMollv ct Mercy. Child" of Sam' Kicker. 

July 6. Abigail,'lTof"Dan' :Me<erve— sick. 

, 11. Sam', son of Sam' Gerrish. 

! 18. Sarah, D' of Dudley Watson. 

Aug. 8. Mary, D' of James Ivielle. 

1887.] The Bnttencorth Famihj. 191 

Aii^. 15. Joseph Roberts. «fc hi.? sou Ephraiiu. 
Mary, D' of Sam' Kiucrson. 
22. Alii;iail. D' of Ebenr-zcr Hanson. 
Sept. 2G. !M;u<,Mr'jt. Vrifo ofJninos rerkin>, & tlicir son F.phralin. 
Oct. 17. Elijah Bunker, & Child" :»Ju:t!ui, Betty, Esther, Abigail & 
Jtlolly, D"" of Job Clements. 
31. Ih'idiict. D' of -Tacob IIoi\-;imi. 
Deborali, D^ of Dan' Hum. 

Mary, "William, Betty, Kbenezer &, Stephen Wentworth, the 
Chiki" of Ebenezer Horn. 

Ab^xander Douglas, son of Otis Baker. 
IVIary Wab.iron, on a sick bed. 
Jlercy I'bimmer. 
John, son of William Sbackford. 
Sarah, D' of James Perkins. 
Andrew, sou of Haves. 
Sarah, D' of Alexander CakhveU. 
Eli^a'tet'i Xatliersel!. 
Elizabeth, D' of \V'^ Hanson. 
31. ilary, D' of Stephen Evans. 

Lois, D' of Jonathan Pinkham. 
Mary, D' of Williara ^rentworth. 
Sarah, D^ of Pichard Kimbal. 
James, son of -James Young, 
Abra, D'' of Ichabod Hayes. 
E,')h'" & Benj'', sons of Tobias Randel. 
3Iolly, XaiHiy & Eunice, Ciiild" of Jou* Gerri^h. 
Abig'ail, D' of Xatlr Y.^ung. 
Huiniah, D"' of Elijah Bnnker. 
Ilauiiab, D'' of Tlionias Hayes. 
Eliz% D^ of Dan' Hayes. 
Benj", son of Benj* Hanson. 
Tlioma-s, son of John Waldron. 
Dec^ 4. I^lartha, D' of John Ticcomb. 

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By J. 0. Austin-, Esq., of Providence, R. I. 
N collecting material for The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, 

the author sometimes found interesting items concerning families resi- 
dent ia other states. A brief sketch oc the Bntterworth family is made 
possible by this means. 

The earliest comer to America of tliis name appears to have been Sam- 
uel B'jtterworth, ndio was a freeman of .'Massac.lnisett- ^May 1-1^. ] iJiO, tax- 
ed at Ptiboboih IG4-J, on a valnatiou of £50, and a proprietor in laii>I there 
in 1G45. He made his will O.-'tt.tber 13. 1084, proved ^larcli 3, 1(585. 
Ex. cousiu (i. e. nenhe'.v) Jijbn Buticnvorth, of Re):oboth. He mentions 

192 The Buttenoorth Fainihj. [April, 

cousin Abraham Entterworth, of Rhode Isluncl. cousin John Bntterworth, 
of Swansea, oonsio William liayward, of S\vansc:i. cousin John Butter- 
j worth's two sons Samuel and Benjamin, cousin Mary ^fason, widow, of 

Swansea, cousin ^labou's two sons >«oah and Samuel Mason, cousin Ann 
Butterworth, daughter of Abraham. IS'o mention is madu in this will of 
any Tillinghast '-cousins," though it is believed that Pardon Tiilinghast's 
first wife was a sister or niece of the testator. 

1. John Bctterwuutii, of Eeh.oboth and Swanzey, jiass., was born 
about 1G30 and died in 1708. His wife's name was Sarah, and she 
died before her husband lie was proiiouuded for a freeman June 
j 3, 1652, received a lot of laud June 22, iGoS, and was a juryman 

• in 16G2. In 1GG3 a Baptist church was organized at his house, 

I with seven members, and he was for a long time deacon of the soci- 

ety, which soon removed to Swanzey. The latter town was incor- 
porated INIarch 5, 1GG8. and he and four others were to have the 
[ care of admitting inhabitants, disposing of lands, and ordering of 

other affairs of the town. In 1G70 and 1677 he was surveyor of 
highways for Kehoboth, and in the latter year was cliosen with 
others to assist Sampson Mason's widow in disposal of real estate, 
! the records calling him her brother. March IG, 1G77. he and others 

I of Swanzey were to distribute the relief (contributed iu Ireland) to 

i sufTerers by the Indian war. He was constable in 1685. At the 

-• time of his deatli he was called of Bristol. Sept. 1, 1708. the in- 

ventory of his estate, amounting to £121 19s. 2d., was shown by 
! the administrators, his sons John and Joseph. April 2, 1711. divi- 

\ eion of the estate was made to his children, viz. : to eldest son John 

j Butterworth, two shares. £10 14s. lid., and to the rest of the cliild- 

t ren each £5 7s. oid. The otiiers named were son Joseph, son 

Benjamin's heirs, daughter Sandi Ilayward's heiis, Deborah Jen- 
kins's heirs, Mercy Blood, llopestill Eddy, wife of John, and 3Iary 
i Thayer, wife of Samuel. March 1, 1714. George Jenkins gave 

: receipt to uncle Joseph Balterworlh, administrator of grandfa- 

ther John Butterworth, and of estate left by mother Deborah 
Jenkins, and of estate of late brother Kbenezer Jenkins, who 
i all died intestate. The names of John Butterworth's sixth, sev- 

I enth, eighth and ninth children are illegible upon tiie town records. 

! These children were born Sept. 8, IGGl, Jan. 22, 1GG3, March 

: 1665, M.ay 1667. John Butterworth and wife Sarah had : 

2. i. JooN-,- b. Sept. 8. 1651 ; m. Ihinnah Whcaton, Sept. 4, 1674. 

3. ii. Sakah, b. M;iy GS, 1653; m. William liayward. 
iii. Nathanikl, b. April V2. 1655. 

4. iv. JosEPU, b. .M:iy 15, 1657 ; m. Elizabeth Boomer, July --, 1691. 

5. V. Deborau, b. Mav 2, 1659 ; ra. John Jenkins. 

6. vi. Makv. m. first, Joseph Slade, Not. 12, 1681 ; m. second, Samuel Thayer. 
vii. Mehcy, m. Blood. 

7. ?iii. lioFKSTiLL, married, John Luther, June C'5, 1657 ; m. Eecond, John 

is. Samuel. 

X. EXFERIEKCE, b. Xu'X- 15, 1669. 

8. xi. Lenjauin, b. Oct. 31, 167Q; ra. Huldah liayward, Jan. G, 1G02. 

2. John" BcTTPinwouTii (John^), of Ilehoboth. 3Iass., born Sept. 8, 

1651 ; married Sept. 4, 1G74, Hannah AVhoaton. daughter of Rob- 

:' ert and Alice (Bowon) Whcaton. Ho died March 2U, 1731. His 

wife was born Sept. 18, 1G54. In 167G he (called John Butter- 

1887.] The BuUerworth Fcmily. 103 

worth, Jr.) gave £" lis. 5d. ton-anl the IruVian war. lie was 
a freeman Jan. O, 1GS2; June 5, 1G90, En.Mi^Mi for expedition against 
Canada. He afterwards becan'.o Captain, and was so called to dis- 
tinguish him from his fatlier *• Deneou rlolm Ikitterwurtli.'' 31ay 
Si, 1C90, he gave a recei[)t on belialf of his wife Hannah for her 
part of estare of lier father, wlio liad liied in IGJG. Nov. o, 1724. 
will, proved April 20, 1731. Ex. son Xoah. lie ment-ons eldest 
son John, sons Saniuel and Ncirdi. danghteis Sarah Reed, 3Iary 
Jenckes, Patience Perry, and certain grandchildren. He also men- 
tions brother Benjamin's daughter Experience Cook. His sons 
Samuel and Xoah were buried in the Congregational r>urial 
Ground, in what is now East Providence, I*. T. His son John^ had 
children as follows : 1. John, born Jan. 1, 1711 ; 2. Elizabeth, bora 
Dec. 14, 1713; 3. Nicholas, born Dec. 12, 1710; 4. Nathaniel, 
born Oct. 18. 1719; o. INIary, born May 28, 1722; G. William, 
born Oct. S, 172.3: O.Oliver, born Oct. 8, 1725. His son Noah^ 
had children as follows: I.Nathaniel, born March 27, 17 — ; 2. 
Esther, born April 17, 1714; 3. Hannah, born May 27, 171G ; 4, 
Sarah, born April 30. 1718 ; 5. Elizabeth, born Feb. 24. 1720; 6. 
Noah, born Nov. 21, 1721 ; 7. Lydia, born -July 29, 1723 ; 8. John, 
born Aug. 17, 1725; O.Noah, born 3 larch "^3, 1728; 10. Svbil, 
born Jan. 18,1730; 11. Huldah, born March 2, 1732. 
John Butterworth and Avife Hannah had: 

i. Sarah,' b. Sept. 10, 1675 ; m. Tlioiiias R.^ad. June 21, 1GP9. 
ii. Marv, b. Occ. 00. ifiTT ; m. fvocn.zer Jcnckes. Marcli 4, ltJ9j. 
iii. .Jou.v, b. Mav 7, lfi79; m. .Mary Pcok, ijept. 2G, 1710. 
iv. HAXNAif, b. Fib. 1 J, K;S0. 
V. Elizabeth, h. Jan. 15. lGSi2. 
vi. NATnAXiEi., 1). .March ifi. HiS5 ; d. Feb. 8. 1708. 
/ vii. Saml'el. b. .Marc'n oO, 1637; m. Patience Perry, March 1, 171G. He d. 

March 2S, 173S. 
viii. Noah, 1). \)tc. 31, IGSO; m. Judith Busworth, Feb. It5, 17IC. He d. 

April -27. 173G. 

ix. Patience. 1>. JuIv 8, 1093 ; m. Perry. 

X FuENEZER, b. May 6, IGDU ; d. Feb. 11, 1700. 

3. Sar.vii' BcTTERWonni {Jobii^), born !Muy 28, 1653; married Wil- 

li vm Ilayuard, of Swanzey, and later of ]Mendon, Ma?s. He vrus 
son of William and 3Iargery ( ) Ilayward, of Braintree, Mass. 

He died Dec. 17, 1717. William Hay ward and wife Sarah had: 

i. JoN.vTHAX,' b. April 8, 1072. 

ii. iMargeev. b .Sept. 10, IG73. 

iii. Sarah, b. .March 2, 1076. 

iv. .Marv. b. Jan 9, 1078. 

V. William, '). Jan. 3i). 10:^0. 

vi. Mercv, !). Jan. 30, Id- 1. 

vii. Samuel, h. .May 18, 1083. 

viij. Hlldau. b. .March 13, 1085. 

ix. Oliver, b. March 17. 1067. 

X. ll.-.xNAU, b, .Ma;cij 11, 1659. 

xi. Bev.jamiv. 

xii. Content. 

4. Josrrn' BL-TTrnAvouTii (John^), of Swanzey, Mass., born ISfay 1 5, 

1G57 ; in.irried .luly 22. 1 G'.'l. Elizabeth Boomer. He died in i74G. 
Nov. 4. 17 4G. administration on his estate was given to son llezc- 
kiah Piutterworth. mariner, of Posqnotank, County of Albermarle, 
North Carolin:-.. Joseph Buiterworth and wife Elizabeth had : 

VOL. XLI. 17* 

I 194 The Agaivame Planlatlon. [April, 


I , 

i. John,' ni. Elizabeth Thomaa, Dec. 15, 17-25. 

' ii. Sarah, b. Muicli 10. lf.'.)l. 

iii. JoiEtu, b. >:\,t. 0, If.'JT ; m. Ilopcstill Cole, March 17, ITCG. 

iv. ELizAotTii. b. Nov. 1, 1700. 

V. Hezekiaii, b. April 9, 1705. 

Ti. BEN.rAMi\, b. ./une 16, 170S ; m. Millicent Alger, June 5, 1735. 

5. Dedoraii* BcTTrRwonTri (Jo/m^), born ISlay 2, 1C.">0 ; marrietlJobn 
Jenkins, of Rtliobotb, 3Iass. John Jenkins and wife Deborah had : 

i. George.^ 

ii. Jo-fErn, b. Au;;. 23, 1G6S. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. Uec. 24, 1(J'.)0. 

6. Mary' BuTXEUWonxH (/oZin'), married fir.«t, Nov. 12, 1C81, Joseph 
Shide ; married second, Samuel Thayer, sou of Ferdinando and 
Iluldah (Ilavward) Thayer. He died Dec. 19, 1721. They bail 
children : 

i. ISAJirEL,' b.Dec. 1, 1091. 

ii. Sakau, b. Feb. 11, lfi05. 

iii. Ulldah, b. Nov. 30. I69S. 

iv. Mary, b. Feb. 11, 1701. 

V. Joseph, b. July, 1707. 

vi. Bi_s-'Ai!ix, b. ;Sept. 11, 1709. 

7. HopnsTiLT.' BuTTERWORTH (JoIiH^), married first, June 2.'!, 1037, 
John Lnther : married second, John Edily, sou ut' Zachariah and 
Alice (Paddock) Eddy. John Luther and wife Ilopcstill had: 

i. JoHN.^ b. Au?. 10, 1090. 

ii. Natuaniel, b. April 17, 1G92. 

iii. Job, b. Dec. 3, 1094. 

It. Patience, b. Jan. 8, 1697. 

John Eddy and wife Hopestill had : 

V. Oliver, b. Dec. 17, 1701. 
vi. Charles, b. Xov. 14, 1703. 
vii. Joseph, b. Sept. 6, 1706. 

8. Benjamin' Bl'tteravorth {John^), of Swanzey, Mass., born Oct. 31, 
1G72; married Jan. G, 1092, Huldah flayward, daughter of Samuel 
and Jlehitable ( ) Hayward.' 'Benjamin Butterworth and wife 
Huldah had : 

i. Sarah,'' b. Feb. 6, 1693. 

ii. Samuel, b. Dec. 20, 1005. 

iii. Experience, b. May 23, 1701. 

iv. Benjauin, d. March U, 1719. 

THE agawa:\ie plantation.* 

By "William Root Bliss, Esq., of Short Hills, New Jersey. 

THREE or four miles east from Fearing Hill lay the Agawarae 
Plantation. Its early hi.?tory has been preserved in an old 
book, whose yellow leaves of English paper, watermarked with 
crown and fleur-de-lis, are written in characters difficult for an un- 
trained eye to read, entitled : — 

• This article will form .a chapter In the author's book, " Colonial TiJics on the Ware- 
ham Farms," now in preparation. 

1S87.] TAe Agaicame Plantation. 195 

«' A r>o-.lce of of the owners and derisions of the lands or so:ne tract« of 
\^6^i^^}S^^'Ai^^^e runs -and bein;, in the prccin<ns and bounds of new 

This tcn-itoi-v of nearly ci-Ut thousand acres was mentioned in the 

early records of Tly mouth Colony as a discovery. It contained 

,^ ^ \ \ 5-^-S-?^ many springs of sweet \va- 

l^_ ' S l^'''^ '^' ^ Sjs'^'^lJ"^ ter and small lakes on 

^^^J^^J'pCc^iTf j;;'^-'!^^'^ whose sliores beaver and 

^ '^ • i^^^'^t'^^ ^5Ht;.|^5 otter were trapped. In 

i^ ^4- IV ;%^ ^ "-tf 1^ -r ?-5'clJiJ the vast forest which cov- 

^ 't ^l ^ '^^ 'c<^ ^ i 5i !•:£ "I ered most of the land, 

dV^- l-'^A „s.|^i^ ^^l?!.?^ ^ecr were hnntedand 

^ «y d-^ ^""-^i^'^^^' i^-j^r^s'S streams ran abomuling in 

- ^1 '^ '^'l^'Sllf "^1=1=11 ti-0"t. It had rich salt 

.^..^=^x^^C^' <J^ t~%l%0< meadows which were in 

^ 75 S 

< l.-^HfB:^'S^ c'^'^-y^S tersected by creeks whose 
5 ^'^|5<l<''^t5^H\ Ji-l-s^^ niarshy banks were a re- 
'^ -^ l^^^-*! /^ - ( ol^iil sort of cm-lew and plover. 

H cl^^ i "S^V^-!^ 1 , ii;:5.§.^ and there was abundance 

S ^' ^ ^-^^^'/? •'? S=^'?^i of bird life along the 

t^"^^'! ^/^ S4 '^'SSpi^ shores ^hen tne mud 
^ s- 'rWS<.-ii ^ "t"^ I Ti I ^ S ^'^ slopes were left bare by 
g l^.a.^^^^iik.-? ^-5^.^^^^ the ebbing tide. It lay 

g "^^"^^^IJ^^i I EM'S I 2 washed by it on three 

1 ikj"^— r^"*/; ^ 1 ^l~^i2^ sides, and its coast line 
^- ^^=?7^^^^l o|^H>^:l is still indented by coves 

^^i^^^^'^^ 'M ^^^ -2^ rich in shell-fish, is fring- 
§ -^^vJii^^^J l-llSg^ ed by islands and sandy 
« ^^ ^^Si'*^^ ' c I J"^^ I beaches, and fronts the 
g ^!3i4^'*Jj^^ ii^-S^i slumbering sea by a long 

1 ^i^^ 2^^ SM-"^^ 1 -li'^T-ii ridge of highland from 
« '^^^^^"S^""'^^, 1^5-^ = 2 which the eve ranges 
5^ i Y^^j ^^';^N S'^ii^j'? southward as far as the 
i S^r^i^Cl! Ilfi^l:: Elizabeth Islands, and 
" {r^^-|c^'^~^ '"^ ^~-^^M'^-^ over as pleasing a pano- 
< -yf^l^ ,'■> ^j til' = ill i--^ rama of sea and shore as 
; <^^g^>^^ ^ f y:^S^-g^ is to be found iu New 

^y^ 4 ^ England.* 

y?^ II I The purchasers, who 

v^ 7^^ had divided their purchase 

• The salo oft!,- teiTitory w.s authorized by a town ^^^'^'^^^^'}}'\^^!;''^'^r^!^ 
at Plymouth. September 4th, 16S2. to obtain money for the 1'"' '' "c' ' '' ."."^ ;'";;'; ^ 
" for and ii; con.-' .knu-on of the full an.l just .urn of two >V" '-^i'V;.' ,,' .f ^uJ„: , by 
current mono v of New En-lan.!." The same territory J'^V/rn'^ > Hni t , > Vn 'r^^ 
c'eeds of Indi...,f.. " nntiv. s of New Endand,'" n. \C-n and \CC-.,,";jl"r,, ■-/,!;. hv 
,nini>tr.,tion deeds of land^ -ranted to colonists by Indura. were : r. j\'- ' '^^"^ ;,''r,'_^^ 
the Kin.''s otn..-er,s to be worth no more than " the sera ch of ^, ''^Z,; '••i^^J^,,\'^,J''^-;er 
law re-ardins tlie Crown U5 the only origin;:! source of title. But tl.e^c JllUs ^^ele n.ver 

*^'la'l672, parts of Agawame, and also " lands at Sepecan," were rented for the niaip- 

196 . The Agaivamc Plantation. [April, 

into six shares, hckl their first meeting at Plymouth on the 17th of 
June, inSo, antl appointed one of their number " tu be thcr Clarke." 
Then six "home lotts " of sixty acres each were laid out, "to build 
any hous or housen upon," and those were drawn by lot. Tiiey met 
ag-ain on the 2d of :May, 1G88, and laid out " sixe tracts of meadou'," 
and agreed that proprietors sliould have "liberty to fence in any small 
peece or corner of upland that will be of advantage to them to short- 
en thcr fence in the securing of ther meadows ;" and that " not any 
pine notts liing or being upon ye undevided lands should be improv- 
ed or made use of by any man uutill such time as ther was an 
Agreement or allowance by the said owners soe to doe."* 

In 1G94, soon after a provisional government had been organized 
under the new charter granted by '\Villiam and Mary, the proprie- 
tors, desiring to divide more " lotts of upland for pastour and plant- 
ing land & allso of meadows for ye securing of ym from spoiling- & 
allso considdcring ye nessitie of laiing out convenient pubTike 
& private high waies therin," appointed four of their number 
to make just and equal divisions, and to lay out highways with as 
little damage as possible to any proprietor, f When they met in 
169G, to be informed of the meadows and uplands laid out to them, 
they "declared thar selves contented and satisfid with what was don 
and there set too thar handes in the smal buke where all thes devi- 
sins ware first writen." Later in this year more woodlands, mea- 
dows, and cedar swamps were " devided and layed oute," and in 
1700 a few additions were granted to some of the existing lots. 

By this time some dwelling houses had been built. $ The records 
of 1G88 mention Joseph Warren's house as "now standing thare ;"§ 

tenancc of a '< free school now bc-nn and erected at Plvmoiitli." JuTie loth, 1674 the 
town declare,! that " they do de.Mre C.iptain Bradford the Secretary, the Solectrnen 
Williain Clark and Joseph W urrcn to do ihdr iitnio>t to improve the said lands for at'iin- 
mg ot tlie ends propounded, namely that their children I.e perfected in readin" when thev 
arc entered the B;ble. and aL>o iliat they he tan-ht to write and cipher, besi<les that whkii 
the c;oiintry cxpeeti from tlie sai.l ^i:\wo\:-—Plij,nouth Recor, S. 

* Pme knots were nsed by the colonists in niakini^ tar and for torchlights, 
t In the tir--t allotments of UmU, no highways were provided. In ll\2 the propri-tors 
made ' sattisfaction for ways ov.r ye tirst Devisioa of Lotts wiiarc they arc M-aiuin- vc 
^ country roade excepted. "—^^aicawie^ooAv-. 

i ' t " 'i'he houses of those times wei e mostl v built two stories in height and about '^•' by "o 

. feet; the lower story was used for the chimncv and entry-wav, and one -reat room was 

I used as a room for the family to live in, and the "room where they made their plows v(,;c.s 

I &c. and where hii^kin-s were held. The fireplace was about ten feet Ion- five deep, and 

j hiph cnou.-h for a man to stand erect under the oak mantle Inir, witii stool.s at each 

end of It tor the women and chiMren to iit and knit or read, while the man would le shav- 
ing shingles or making his farming to^ls. This room was liirhted l.v a pine knot stuck into 
a socket at the back of the fireplace. The second storv is parted otF hv sin-le partitions or 
j perhaps by coverlids, to cou-titiite sicepin? rooms for the lar-er children, the parents and 

smaller children sleeping in the great room below. As necessity demaiid-d thcv would en- 
large by a b.,ck leanto, and on the mani.ige of the oldest son'thev would build another 
rooin on to thu body of tne house makin- w|,at was called a double house in Icngth."- 
Jacob \y. Reed, m A. E. Hiit. and Gen. WaisUr for October, 18u8. 

ii Warren Point at Iiidi;m Neck in Wareham, now the site of summer homes of Bostoni- 
ans, took US name rrom the builder of this house. Joseph Warren was .i crandson of 
worthy -Mr. KKh:,rd Warren who came in the .Mavtlowei, and a cousin of' Col. James 
Warren who was father ot James Warren of Pu-volutionarv fame. This senuester'-d point 
was •• layed oute for thurty akers " to Joseph Warren and another in 1695, " bounded bv 
the see esfeward and soutlnv.ird, and northward by Lis ownc medo on the cove."— -1-?.^- 
ioame Booke. 

1887.] The Agawame Plantation. 197 

the reconls of 1G9G mention Samuel Bates's house. These and 
other liouscs were chi^tercd near the .acre afterwards described as 
the place where '" some persons have been laid already at." It was 
the neighborhood of the first settlers, where they lived, died and 
were buried. 

Highways "foucr pole in breth" and ways "for the carting of come 
and luiy," which had been laid out, were not sufficient for the popu- 
lation, and more ways were soon needed. On the Cth of ]\[arch, 
1701, the proprietors "met together againe to agre about the Laing 
cute sum parseles of upland and mcdo and allso to Lave oute sum 
hie waye to said land and medos and into the Neckes." They looked 
into the old Booke and there they found that a higliway into the 
necks "must of neseseti come over tlie southerd end of Samuel 
Bates his home lots which was veri much damig to the said Bates by 
resen of macking a fence on both sides of said way and allso was 
taken awaye from the abovcsaid Bates all that end of his march on 
the north sid of the crecke." Therefore all present at the meeting gave 
to him "everi on of them his sevrel rite in two or three small peses of 
medo Lieng on the south side of Agawame rever ;" an illustration of 
the equity with which the members of this agrarian community dealt 
with each other. 

In 1701 two lots of land and a meadow were "laid oute two and 
for the yuse of the ministre." A division of the large tracts of un- 
divided lands had already been discussed by the proprietors. But 
some of them had become conservative in the use of their communal 
rio-hts, and had no desire to see new-comers enter upon the enjoy- 
ment whicli their associated capital and thrift had acquired. In 1708 
they aiireed "to laye out all the common land below the contry rode 
and h:df a mile above," and tiiey appointed agents "to Rune and 
settel the Line betwen plimouth and agawame" ; but neither of these 
things were then accomplished. 

In 1711 a "good and sufficient pound 30 feet square" was built 
"near Samuel "Bates his house" by permission of the selectmen of 
Plymouth. A pound-keeper was appointed, also two hay wards to 
"bring out and impound such creatures" as were found in the com- 
mons contrary to order, for which service they were to be paid by 
the proprietors "what shall be Judged Reasonable more than what 
ye Law will give for ye poundage." The building of this pound is the 
first evidence of tiie existence of a village community in Agawame. 
It was needed before tlicre was a school-house, or a meeting-house, 
or a church society, or u town organization.* 

The supreme authority of the proprietors of Agawame appears in 
a law, which they now made, to protect their production of turpen- 
tine ; prohibiting "ani parscn from boxing or duping and milking ani 

• " TIicic is no more ancient institution in the country than the Villa2;c Poiin'] : it is far 
older tlinn t!iL' Kin-'s Bcnih,. -11. 1 proUibly older than tlic li:mg(Lo\a"—Eailj ILstory of 
Institutions, by ijir Uainj S. Maine. 

198 The Agaicame Plantation. [April, 

pine tre or tres on the common on the pcnclty of payeng Ten Shilenjis 
for evcrl tre," of wliicli line the iuronucr "shall have won halfo for 
himselfe and the other halfe to the [jroprlctors and this t;) stand tell the 
mnjer part shall sc good to alter it." 'J'iicy also ordered that common 
pastnres on Great Nock and Indian Nock shall be "kej)t fenced in 
generel ;" also that tliey shall be stinted, restricting each proprietor 
to pasture only ''thurtitoo nete catel and foucr horses for a sixte 
parte," or "six sheepe instead of one lieast," and "no iiogs to go in ;" 
and they appointed an officer to watch the pastures and report if any 
man sends in more cattle than his proportion.* In the same year 
they made laws prohibiting all cattle from Indian Xcck and Great 
Neck, between May 1st aiid September 15th ; dividing the common 
fence there into six parts and requiring "every man to mend his Pro- 
portion of Fence yearly before the first day of JNIay ;" leaving the 
Crooked river pasture open for public use. They chot>e Samuel 
Bate, Jr. to look out that no strange cattle were sent to pasture, 
for which service "he to have his horse go into ye Xecks freely so 
long as other horses go in." Farmers who were not proprietoi's were 
allowed pasturage on unused rights if they could bring "a note or 
token to ye sdBate to his sattisfaxtion whose llite they come upon." 

The next dedication of land was made in 17 12. It was "one acre for 
a Burying place at ye place agreed upon & some persons have been 
laid already at." It is described as bounded " by the Way that leadet'n 
into Woonkinco." Three-quarters of an acre by the country road and 
on the river, also the river's swampy banks, were reservcti for a grist- 
mill, a saw-mill and the fisheries. The pro[)rIetors then onlered 
that the common lands excepting lands appropriated for ways, a 
burying place, a pound, a mill, and the ministry, be laid out as for- 
merly agreed. Their meetings were not always harmonious ; there 
was a minority whose independent spirit often delayed the action of 
the majority and sometimes caused to be entered upon the records a 
formal protest against the proceedings of the proprietors, j 

Two years later, "att the house of Thomas "\Vetherell of Plymouth," 
after electing their clerk and swearing him to tiie faithful discharge 
of his duty, they "Voteed That The Common Land l^elonging to sd 
Agawame be Devideed ass it wass formerly concluded to be devided 
and with all Convenient Speed." The extensive woodlands north of 
the country road, which are to this day "the forest prinreval," were 
then divided into six great lots ranging along a line which ran across 
the entire territory about half a mile from the country road. The 
land between this line and the road as well as lands southward of it 

• Sir Henry S. Maine savs of the ancient Teutonic f.irmers :— " When cattle grazed on 
the common p.i=turc, or when tltc lioti>c'lio!cler foiled wood in the common forest, an elect- 
ed or lierc.iit;ii-.v otlUer wateiied to see tli;\t the comm')n dumaii! was erinitalily enjoyed.'* 
.... '■ The siip'n-vi-ijn of the eommon i;lll.,'rr '.vii) watelied over t!ie nquitahlc enj jvmcnt 
of tlie pastines has l)ecomc the custniii of stint of eoainion." — Villnqe Communities. 

t The reeo'.d of che^e meetini;s clones with th\sc words, written In- the clerk :—" Oliver 
Norris hini.-vlfhcing; present atsd ineetiii- dill not ni,'ree with yu sd Propriatois in many 
things and did al-o at ye s:inie time desire it nii.L'ht he Kntered by ye Clarke that he did 
protest agenat ye most'of ye votes that ware Past at sd meeting."— -lyaii-a/jis Dooke. U 1— 

1887.] The Agawame Plantation. 199 

were also (.llvulcd, and In June, 1715, it was ordered to record this 
"Dcvltion of there Coniniou Land'' in the Booke.* 

But as commons were a convenience they afterwards ordered Great 
Neck and Indian Xcck, conjprisinj,' about 1440 acrea, to be fenced, — 
''to set out each man his part offence," and they appointed annually 
a committee to take care of the necks and to receive from each pro- 
prietor an account of his cattle turned in for pasture. They built 
another pound "with all convenient speed," and any cattle found in 
the commons not belonging to a proprietor, were sent as "traspassers" 
into the pound, where they became an expense to their presumptuous 
owner. The times of turninij in and drivin^r out animals entitled to the 
privileges of pasture during winter, when cattle and horses ran wild 
in tlie necks, were fixed, and also the rate for each share of 24-0 acres. 
lu summer the pastures were stinted more severely, excluding for 
the time all cattle or reducinof their number so that the sjrass miLrht 
have a chance to grow.f This was an inconvenience to some of the 
farmers, but they had no relief. The proprietors of Agawame were 
lords of the manor, and although they owed allegiance to Plymouth 
there was no one who ventured to challenge their authority. 

Here was tlie image of a town system based upon the rights of 
property in land. Its superintending power was the proprietors of 
the land in regular meeting assembled, enacting such regulations as 
a major part of them saw fit, and appointing such officers as they 
deemed to be necessary for their purposes.:}: In their acts they were 
preparing for the time when their agrarian commune must be expanded 

• Pine Xeck, now the populous sito of tlie Onset B.iy Grove Association, havinjr been 
" pitciit upo:i for sari-t.cniun lor w.ivj," was not divided until 1721, when the greater part 
fell Iiv lot 10 Israel Foariiiir. 

t May 30, 1721.—" that hordes ^o in Great Neck and Indian Neck the sixteenth of Aa- 
jrust yearly and neat Cattle the iwentietli of September & to be tacken out the tenth of 
May & iiu't half so many put in in ye Spring as in the fall and the same number in the fall 
as used to he." 

— " that Willi respect to hojrizs -.vithin the crcneral ffenceit be stinted att ten hogirs to a share." 
— " that S.-.niuel B.iitcs and Th >mas Savory take Care tliat the neeks be duely Drove and 
that all Cattle and hoe::s l>c Cleared out of the necks: and that all persons that have not 
Intere>t in sa-d necks that wood put in Cattle horses or ho:jir^ in any persons wiito.s must 
produce a note in lioo^e wri:e thev Come to the Satiisfactiou of Sade Samuel Baites or Tho- 
mas Savory or Elce put in no Crcturcs tli/re." — Agawame Booke. 

February lo, 17-G. — " tint neat chatt!.; & horse.-, should he cep out of the neck till the 
first Day of Octoljer and should be taken out of sd neck on the last Day of April." — Aga- 
xcame Booke. 

April 4, 1733. — " that crreat neck and In lian neck shall be Stinted and hcarhy is Stinted 
att 3"2 neat cp.ttle and 4 ii ir-es on a sixth part or Share and that 6 sheep may be put In to 
sd necks in hie of a Neat Beast or hoise :ind no more and no ho:r:;s go att learg att 
no time and the fence tic whear it was last year and also tiie laites — and any Beasts that 
there is no acet ol'sliall he Deem i as tra-p issers." — Agaicame Booke. 

X The onl.v in-.jviu.e orrieer in the settlement was acoii-tal.'le who collected the taxes for 
Plvmourh. The following entrv is on the Plymouth Town Records, March I3t!i. 1727: 
"Voaicd that tlie hi^'he^t in the Voates iu the Village of .\ga\vame shall be constable 

The town was so indifferent to ■what was going on at Agawame, that the r.amc o^f the 
Plantation wa> mt'ntioncd in the I'lymoutlj Records hut tince tinics up to the year 1738. 
The li--t mention i.> quoted above. 1 !;e >rcor.d w:i> in 173.5 ;—" Vctcd that the Town 
Join with the owmrs of the D: ni I clon-ing to the Mill at Agawani in Plyniourh for the 
enlargii:g and IniiMing sd Dam lii^h'. r iNc wider in ortkr to make and use it as a Highway 
or Country Road & fit for Carting &e." 'llie third im.ntion was in 17-"6; when 
the town-meetmg considircd '* s( niVthing to be granted to Ag-awame " for a school-house, 
but poitpoucd the matter iudefinitcly. 

200 The Agawame Plantation. [April, 

into a town orj^anizcd under the laws of the province ; where new- 
comers as wclfas okl-rcsidcnts would have an equrd right to be 
heard in the town meeting. 

Year after year tlie proprietors continued to meet, on the summons 
of the clerk, sometimes at the house of one of the farmers, generally 
at the inn near the bank of the river. At each annual meeting they 
elected a moderator, listened to the clerk as lie read the records from 
their old Booke, adopted their customary orders, refreshed them- 
selve3 at the bar of the inn and went their ways. 

Meanwhile, after long delays, the town of Warcham was incor- 
porated (in 1739), its "jurisdiction extending over the Plantation ; 
but the surviving proprietors continued their organization, and their 
sons kept it in force for more than fifty years longer. As years 
passed by, and estates were divided, their transactions gradually 
decreased"^ in importance, and their business was finally reduced to re- 
surveVs of boundary linrs—in dispute because the old land marks 
(a "whit ock tree,"'or a "stake with a heepe of stones laide to it") 
had disappeared, to the renting of an i.-land for cultivation, and to 
the care of the alewives which, with each return of spring, entered 
the streams that ran through their territory. The old Booke relates 
gome of their proceedings during this time,— as, for example, that 
in 1763 thev i^ave to Rowland Swift and Xoah Fearing 'liberty to 
set a saw-nniron ye river where they shall best not damage the 
Trist-mill ; '' that in the san,e year they undertook to establish a free 
school " for the inhabitance " by appropriating for that purpose two 
notes which had been given fur two catches of alewives in the Aga- 
wame river — the value of which was a few Spanisii dollars; that in 
1773 they undertook to increase the alewife fishery by making,^ as 
they described it, '^i river up Red Brook thence by digging a ditch 
into Bartlctts Marsh Pond and so on into White Island Pond." 
This 'loneful speculation turned out as profitless as the South Sea 
bubble;' but when its thiity promoters met, in March, 177-4, they 
were in such jovial spirits in anticipation of the success of tlieir won- 
derful enterprise, that their meeting, held at the village inn, \ya5 
called in their records the merry meeting, and when their overflowing 
bumpers had been emptied they voted to name their new river " the 
Merry :Meeting Herring River and to carry Herring into sd River to 

Often at th.cir annual meetings they ''Voted to Vandue Wickets 
Island for planting "'—an island that is now a pleasure resort,— and 
as late as 1791, touclied with sympathy for the miserable relics of 
the ori-inal owners of their ancestors' lands, they ordered their 
treasurer " to pay out tl:e money to the poor Ingings that he received 
for the use of the island." 

And so a run of fish and this little island continued to be their 
business until, at h'.st, they met no more. All their interests liad 
been absorbed by the larger interests of tlie town. But th.cir ancient 

1887.] Soldiers In Jung Philips War. 201 

and woll-thunihcd Booke of Kcoords — from \vl\ich we have quoted 
their own words exactly as they wrote tlicm — still remains as the 
foundation of the titles by wliich every estate in that large territory 
is now held ; preserving to this day the quaint names of the first 
landmarks, of the necks or promontories jutting into Manomet Bay, 
as the surrounding waters were once called, of the islands, the coves, 
the creeks, the springs, and the many nooks of meadow which 
stretch into the pine woods from the salt marshes by the shore. 


Communicated by the Rev. Georok M. Bodge, A.M., of East Boston, Mass. 

[Continued from page SO.] 


The " Falls Fight." 

THE disposal of Capt. Turner's forces, from April 7th up to the 
2.5th, is indicated in the above letter. In the closing clause it 
will be noticed that he speaks of the news which a young man brings 
in just before he sends the letter away. This was probably John 
Gilbert, who with Edward Stebbins had been taken captive at Spring- 
field about a montii before and carried up tlie river by the Indians, 
v.'here ]Mrs. Rowlandson, in her narrative, speaks of meeting him. 
Capt. Turner makes note of his information to the effect that tiie 
Indians are gathering in great numbers about these towns. Mr. 
Hubbard, on the other hand, speaks of tico " English lads " who 
jjive information of the uncmarded state of the Indians, referring 
doubtless to Gilbert and Stebbins above mentioned, but confusing 
with theirs the testimony of another captive nimed Tiiomas Reed, 
who escaped and came in some weeks later. Some idea of the state 
of feeling among the English inhabitants and soldiers may be gained 
from this letter of some of the chief actors at the front. 

Letter of Rev. John Ilussell, Capt. Turner and others to the Gen- 
eral Court : 

Hadiv Ap'2a, 167G 
Right Worp'f "^ 

This morning we received from Hartford these inclosed w*^^ we were 
desired to post away ; and have acconlinjly efi'ectod with all speed. Its 
matter of thaiikfuhiesse and ir.cuurafjemeiU to hviw that the Lord is in any 
place going forth w'" o" armies ; and delivering o' enemies into o"' hands. 

"We hope ifo' sins tiiuder not it is a pleilge of future & greater me''^^. 

It is strange to st.-e how much spirit (more than f irmerly) appears in our 
men to be out against the enemy. A great part of the inhabitants here 
would our committees of militia but pe.rmitt ; would he going forth: T!iey 
are dayly moving for it and would fain have liberty to be going forth this 

VOL. XLI. 18 

202 Soldiers in lying Philip's War. [April, 

night. The enemy is now come so near us, that we count we might go 
forth in the evening, and conio uj)oa them in tlie ilurkiiess of the sume 
night. We understand from Hartford some inclination to allow some vol- 
unteers to come from them up lilther, should that bo I doubt not but many 
of o" would joyue w'*" them. It is the generall voyce of the people here y' 
now is the time to distresse the eueniy; and that could we drive them from 
their fishing and keep out thougli but lesser parties against them famine 
would subdue them. All intflligence give us cause to hope that the JIo- 
hawks do still retain their old friendship for us and enmity against our ene- 
mies. Some proofe of it they have of late in those they slew higher up 
this River. Two of whom as the Indian messengers relate were of o'' 
known Indians ; and one a Quabaog Indian. And further proof its thought 
they would soon give ; were the obstructions (y* some English have or 
may putt in their way) removed and the remembrance of the ancient am- 
ity and good terms between them and these colonies renewed by some let- 
ters & if it might be by some English messengers. We would not tho. out 
so good an end as love and zeale for the weale publique, that we should be 
transported beyond o"^ line. We crave pardon for o' reaching so farr, and 
with many prayers do desire to beseech the father of mercies and God of 

! all counsell to direct you in the right way ; & so praying we remaiue 

; S' Your Worships most Humble & devoted Serv'" 

Jons Russell Johx Ltman 

Will: Turner Isack Grates 

r Dayid Wilton John King 

i Samuel Smith Daniel Warner 

[ The original, contemporary historians are now so rarely read, 

r that I think it worth wliile to insert here extracts from two, who 

I wrote within a year of the events tliey relate. The first was Kev. 

1 William Hubbard of Ipswich, the most reliable of all the writers on 

j the subject, who wrote as follows : 

" But the great Company of the Enemy that staid on that Side of the 
Country, and about Watchnset Hills, when the Rest went towards Plimouth, 
I though they had been disappointed in their Planting by the Death of Ca- 

\ nonchel, were loth to lose the Advantage of the Fishing-season then coming 

i. in ; wherefore having seated themselves near the upper Falls of Connecti- 

I cut River, not far from Dcerjield, and perceiving that the J^ntjlish Forces 

were now drawn off from the lower Towns of Hadhy and Northampton. 
now and then took Advantages to plunder them of their Cattel, and not 
fearing any Assault from our Soldiers, grew a little secure, while they 
were upon their fishing Design, insomuch that a cou[)le of English Luds 
I lately taken captive by the Enemy, and making their Escape, acquainted 

' their Friends at Home how secure they lay in those Places, which so ani- 

mated the inhabitants of Hadley, IlattieM and Northampton that they being 
willing to be revenged for the Loss of their Cattel besides other preceeding 
Mischiefs took up a Resolution with what Strength they could raise among 
themselves (partly out of garison Soldiers and partly of the Inhabitants) 
to make an Assault upon them, which if it had been done with a little more 
Deliberation, and waiting for the coming of Sui)plies from Hartford, might 
have proved a fatal Business to all the said Indians; yet was the victory 
obtained more considerable than at first was apprehended. For not hav- 
ing much above an hundred and fifty fighting Men in their Company, they 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip' s War. 203 

marched silently in the dead of the Night, May 18, and came upon the said 
Indians a little before Break of Day whom they found almost in a dead 
Sleep, without any Scouts abroad, or watching about the Wigwams at 
Home ; for in the Evening they liad made themselves merry with new 
Milk and roast Beef having lately driven away many of their milch Cows, 
as an English Woman confessed that was made to milk them." 

" When they came within the Indians Rendezvouze they allighted oi!" 
their Horses and tyed them to some young Trees at a quarter of a Miles 
Distance, so marching up they fired amain into their very Wigwams, kill- 
ing many upon the Place, and frighting others with the sudden Alarm of 
their Guns, and made them run into the River, where the Swiftness of the 
Stream carrying them down a steep Fall, they perished in the Waters, 
some getting into Canoes (small Boats made of the Bark of birchen Trees) 
which proved to them a Charoyis Boat, being sunk, or overset, by the 
Shooting of our Men, delivered them into the like Danger of the Waters, 
giving them thereby a Passport into the other World ; others of them 
creeping for Shelter under the Banks of the great River were espyed by 
our Men and killed by their Swords; Capt. Iloliohe killing five, young and 
old with his own Hands from under a Bank. When the Indians were first 
awakened by the thunder of their Guns they cried out Mohawks, Mohawks, 
as if their own native enemies had been upon them ; but the dawning of the 
Light, soon notified their error, though it could not prevent the Danger." 

The other extract is from one of the letters written from Boston, 
July 22(1, 1676, and published in London the following October. 
The writer signs himself '^N. S.," but has never been identified. 

" About a Fortnight afterwards, the foreraentioned Capt. Turner, by 
Trade a Taylor, but one that for his Valour has left behinde him an Hon- 
ourable Memory, hearing of the Indians being about Twenty iMiles above 
them at Connecticut River drew out a Party at Hadley and Northampton, 
where there was a Garrison, and marching all Night, came upon them be- 
fore Day-break, they having no Centiuels or Scouts abroad, as thinking 
themselves secure, by Reason of their remote Distance from any of our Plan- 
tations ; Ours taking this Advantage of their Negligence, fell in amongst 
them, aad killed several Hundreds of them upon the Place ; they being 
out of any Posture or Order to make any formidable Resistance, though 
they were six Times superior in Number : But that which was almost as 
much, nay in some respects more considerable than their Lives, We there 
destroied all their Ammunicion and Provision, which we think they can 
hardly be so soon and easily recruited as possibly they may be with Men. 
We likewise here deraolisht Two Forges they had to mend then* Arms ; 
took away all their Materialls and Tools, and drove many of them into the 
River, where they were drowned, and threw two great Piggs of Lead of 
theirs (intended for making of Bullets) into the said River. But this great 
Success was not altogether without Alloy, as if Providence had designed 
to Checquer our Joys and Sorrows ; and lest we should Sacrifice to our own 
Nets, and say, Our own Armes or Prowesse hath done this, to permit the 
Enemy presantly after to take an advantage against us ; For as our Men 
were returning to Hadley, in a dangerous Passe, which they were not suf- 
ficiently aware of, the skulking Indians (out of the Woods) killed at one 
Volley the said Captain and Eight and Thirty of his Men ; but immedi- 
ately after they had discharged, they fled." 

204 Soldiers in King Pli Hip's War. [April, 

These extracts of course give only p. pnrtial and general view of 
the march and the figlit, and for more than a century no one ap- 
peared to investigate for the purpose of giving a more particular 
account. Gen. Kjiaphras Iloyt, of DccrficUl, in 18'21:, published a 
history of tlie Indian Wars, in which he gives a very full and clear 
account of this affair, though without entering into statistics, or as- 
signing authority for the many new particulars related by him. lie 
was familiar, however, with all the country round about, and also 
with the traditions handed down by the descendants of those who 
were participants in the Indian wars and in this Falls Fight. Other 
later historical writers have enlarged upon his account and added 
the results of careful investigations through official records and an- 
cient documents, till, with the patient labors of Rev. Sylvester Judd, 
and very lately the extensive researches of Hon. George Sheldon, 
of Deerfield, it seems as though the history of this part of New Eng- 
land must be wellnigh complete. From all the above sources, sup- 
plemented by many new hints and evidences afforded by documents 
preserved in the State Archives and elsewhere, I think the follow- 
ing is a fairly accurate account of the campaign of Capt. Turner 
sin May, 167(5, closing with the Falls Fight on the 18th. 

After the withdrawal of the army under Major Savage, the In- 
dians seem to have relaxed much of their vigilance, watching 
mainly for opportunities for plunder wherever the English became 
careless and exposed themselves or cattle to the chance of capture. 
In the mean time the situation of the Indians was becoming despe- 
rate. The Xarragansetts with their allies and many of the Wam- 
panoags had been forced in an almost destitute condition upon the 
Nipmuck and Pocomtuck tribes for support. These unwonted 
numbers soon exhausted the never abundant resources of the local 
tribes, and when Philip's promises of a speedy victory over all the 
river towns with plunder of their goods were i ot realized, when the 
great chieftain Canonchet was taken and slain, and having met the 
repulses at Northampton and Hatfield, they were reduced almost to 
starvation, these river and northern Indians began to realize the 
folly of their too ready alliance with Philip, and put themselves into 
communication with the authorities at Connecticut, either with a 
view to real peace, or for the purpose of gaining time by a pretence 
of peaceful negotiations; at any rate the English entered into the 
negotiations with great zeal, and sought to turn the home tribes 
against Philip and the Narragansetts. A price was set upon Phi- 
lip's head, whereupon that chieftain betook himself with his faithful 
followers to safer solitudes up the river; and now pending these ne- 
goiiationg, the Indians gathered to the fishing places upon the river 
m large numbers, hoping here to supply their wants and secure a 
stock of provisions till they could accomplish tlie destruction of the 
towns and secure the corn and cattle of the English. Knowing that 
the garrisons were small, and feeling secure from attack both by 

206 Soldiers hi King Philip's }Vai'. [April, 

bly beg your prayers, advice and help if it may be. And therewith com- 
luitting you to the guidance and blessing of the most High, Remain Your 
"Worship's in all humble service, John Russkll." 

Altboiigh this man speaks of their number as he judge th yet they may 
be many more, for we perceive their number varies, and they are going anti 
coming, so that there is no trust to bis guess. William Turner, 

John Lymax, 
Isaac Gra.ves. 

Preparations had been completed for several days, and the men, 
gathered from the inhabitants and soldiers of the several towns and 
garrisons, were appointed to meet at Hatfield at the summons of the 
connuander. Day after day passed, wiiile they waited impatiently 
the company which Connecticut authorities had ordered to march to 
their assistance. These, dela3-cd in turn by the failure of the Sa- 
chems to appear at a promised meeting, and fearing to make any 
hostile movement wliile English captives were held by the Indians, 
did not move, and so on May 18th Capt. Turner gathered all his 
available force at Hatfield, numbering upwards of one hundred and 
fifty rank and file. Of the garrison soldiers I think only volunteers 
were taken in this expedition, as it would not be safe to weaken the 
garrison by withdrawing a large number of the men away from the de- 
fence of the towns, wiiich was their proper service. A comparison 
of the lists below will show that a very small number of eastern sol- 
diers are among the claimants, though the list of killed has manv 
names not represented there. A very large part of Capt. Turner's 
original company had marched home to Boston on April 7th, leav- 
ing him with a company of single men, boys and servants, selected 
from Major Savage's forces, for garrison duty. Of this expedition 
the officers were William Turner, Captain ; Samuel Hulyoke, Lieut. : 
Isaiah Tay (or Toy) and John Lyman, Ensigns ; Rev. Hope Ather- 
ton, Chaplain ; John Dickinson and Joseph Kellogg, Ser^-eants ; 
Experience Hinsdell and Benjamin Wait were guides. 

This company of volunteers, thus officered, and more than one 
half inhabitants of the several river towns, mounted upon their, own 
horses, and armed as each might be able, or from the garrisons, 
took up the line of march in the evening of May 18th, from Hat- 
field towards the Falls, twenty miles away, through the woods. 
Taking their way northward through Hatfield meadows and on by 
the road where both Lathrop and Beers had met disaster and death, 
past the ruins of Deer field, tliey crossed the river at the northerly 
part of the meadow (a late high authority says " at the mouth of 
Sheldon's brook"), and thus eluded the Indian outpost stationed 
at a place "now called Cheapside," to guard the usual place of 
crossing. These Indians, it is said, overheard the crossing of the 
troops and turned out with torches, and examined the usual ford, 
but finding no traces there and hearing no further disturbance, con- 
u ded that the noise was made by moose, crossing, and so went back 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's Wa)\ 207 

to tlicir sleep. A heavy thunder shower .liu-hig the night greatly 
aided the secresy of the march, wiiiie it drovc^he Indians to their 
t wigwams and prevented any suspicion of an attafk. This danger 

1 saSly passed, the troops rode forward tlu-ough Greenfield meadow, 

I and,"'crossing Green river "at the mouth of brook to 

'• ' the eastward, skirting the great swamp"' (says Mr. Sheldon), they 
; nt length, about davbreak, ^reached the high land just south of Mount 

I Adam's, where the men dismounted, and leaving the horses under a 

! small guard, pushed on through Fall river and up a steep hill, and 

I halted'and silently awaited daylight upon the slope above the sleep- 

\ incr Indian camp!^ Here all was wrapped in profound sleep. It is 

I safd a great feast had been celebrated the night before by the In- 

^ dians, at which they had gorged themselves witii fresh salmon from 

the river, and beef and new milk from the Hatfield cattle. Not a 
guard had been set, and no precaution had been made, so secure 
• were they and unsuspicious of an English raid. And now 
with advancing daylight the sturdy settlers gather silently down 
and about their unconscious foes, to whom the first warning of dan- 
ger was the crashing of a hundred muskets, dealing death in at their 

■ wigwam doors. Many were killed at the first fire, and scarcely a 
show of resistance was made. The savages who escaped the first 

i fire were terrified at the thought that their old enemy was upon 

■ them, and fled towards the river yelling "Mohawks! Mohawks!" 
and wildly threw themselves into the canoes along the banks, but 
many of these, overcrowding the canoes, were thrown into the river 

I and carried over the falls to certain death ; others were shot in at- 

tempting to reach the other side ; others were chased to the shclvmg 
rocks alono- the banks and there shot down. It is said that Capt. 
Holvoke there despatched five wdth his own hand. Very few of the 
Indians escaped, and their loss was computed by contemporary 
I writers at th.ree hundred. One only of the English was killed, am. 

1 he by mistake, bv one of his comrades, and another was wounded in 

'. this 'attack. The soldiers burned all the wigwams and their con- 

! tents, captured the tools of the Indian blacksmiths who had set up 

• two forces for mending arms, and threw " two great Piggs of lead 

(intended for making bullets) into the river." But while this was 
being accomplished," the several larger bodies of Indians upon the 
river°above and below, rallied, and from various quarters gathered 
in and about the English. A small party as decoys showed them- 
selves crossing the river above, and succeeded in drawing a por- 
tion of our force away from the main body only to m.eet a large 
force and to regain the conmiand with difficulty. Capt. Turner, 
enfeebled as he was by his disease, collected and drew off his trooi)s 
towards the horses, where the guards were about this time attacked 
by the enemy, who hastily withdrew at the coming of the main body. 
! Mounting th'eir horses, the Engli.-h began the marcli for Hatfield. 

The Indiana in increasing numbers gathered upon fiank and rear. 

208 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [April, 

Capt. Turner led the van, though so weak from long sickness as 
scarcely able to manage his horse. The intrepid Capt. Holyoke 
commanded the rear guard, but in effect conducted the retreat. The 
Indians advanced upon the left and rear, and several sharp skir- 
mishes ensued while they tried to separate the rear guard from the 
main. Once Capt. Holyokc's horse was shot down, and he narrowly 
escaped capture by the Indians, who rushed forward to seize him, by 
shooting down the foremost with his pistols, till his men came to his 
aid. On the left of the line of march, nearly all the way to Green 
river, was a swamp in which the Indians found safe cover. A ru- 
mor was started (by an escaped captive, it is said) that Philip with 
a thousand warrioi's was at hand, and a panic ensued. The guides 
differed as to the course, and some following one and some another, 
disorder prevailed, and the command was broken up. Two parties 
leaving the main body were cut off and lost. Capt. Turner pushed 
forward witii the advance as far as Green river, and was shot by the 
Indians v.'hile crossing the stream, near the mouth of the brook upon 
which afterwards stood " Nash's " Mill. His body was found near 
the place by a scouting party a short time afterwards.* 

The whole command now devolved upon Capt. Holyoke, who led 
his sliattered force, fighting every rod of the way to the south side 
of Deerfield meadow to the place now known as the "Bars" (accord- 
ing to Gen. Iloyt's account). That the retreat did not end in a gen- 
eral massacre is doubtless due to the skill and bravery of Capt. 
Holyoke in keeping the main body together, and in protecting flank 
and rear while pushing forwai'd to avoid the chance of ambuscades. 
As it was, they found, on arriving at Hatfield, that some fortj'-five 
-or more of their men were missing. liev. I\Ir. Russell's letter of 
May 2 "2d gives some account of the losses, and says that six of the 
missing have come in, reducing the number of the lost to thirty- 
eight or thirty-nine. Of the Indian losses he gives the report of 
Sergt. Bardwell that he counted upwards of one hundred in and 
about the wigwams and along the river banks, and the testimony of 
William Drew and, others tliat they counted some "six-score and 
ten." " Hence we cannot but judge that there were above 200 of 
them slain." 

Of the slain of our soldiers the following list is taken from the 
best available authorities : 

Capt. William Turner, Boston. Experience Hiusdell, Hatfield. 

Serg' John Dickinson, Hatfield. John Church, Hadley. 

"William Allis, " Samuel Crow, '* 

John Colfiix, « Thomas Elgar, " 

Samuel Gillet, " Isaac Harrison, " 

• Certain Indians who were captured afterwards and carried to Newport and tried for 
their crimes aLMinst the En!,'lish, testified in regard to tlie F;ills Figlit. One Necopcak 
testitied that he -t.v Capt. Turner after lie was shut, while yet alive; tliat he was woiniutd 
in the thi^'h. and liiat he tuM him that lie was Capt. Turner. J'Am Ciia.e, of Newbury, in 
1735, testified thai he wa.s in this expedition and helped to uury the body of Capt. Turner. 

1887.] iSoldiers in Kinrj PhiUirs War. 209 

John Taylor. ILulley. George Tiuckley.* 

Edward Ilodgiiuin, Springfield. Jacoh Burton. 

George IInn\os, •' Jolin Fostt;r. 

Joseph Pike. " (?) Josepli Fowler. 

James Ben net, Xorthanipton. Peter Gerin. 

John Miller, " John Langbury. 

John Walker, " Thouias Lyon. 

Jabez Duncan, Worcester. Samuel Rainsford. 

John Ashdowne, Weymouth. Thomas Roberts. 

Nathaniel Sutliff, Deerfield. George Ruggles. 

John Hadlock, Roxbury. John Syrams. 

Samuel Veze, Bruintree. John Watson. 

Josiah Mann, Boston. William Howard. 
John Whicteridge, Salem. 

The two servants mentioned in tlie following petition were doubt- 
less apprentices whose service was needed by widow Turner about 
the Captain's business, now left to her management, liuckman for 
Bucknam) may have been of Ciiarlestown, son of ^yilliam, His 
name appears in a later ledger of John Hull, and John Sawdy was 
probably son of John of Boston. 

To the Honourable Goiivener And Councill Now Assembled In Boston. 
The Humble petition of TJary Turnor 

Humbly showeth that whereas your poor petitioner hath lost her hus- 
band in the Services of the Country Ingaging Against the Barbarious & 
Cruell Heathen the Enemy thereof And having now still two servants 
named John Sawdy And Samuell Buckman who went out with him in the 
Country's service att hadley my widowhood estate & Condition for want 
of Convenient supply of maintenances makes me Bold to supiicate your 
honours for An order for theire Releas &; discharge from the place to which 
att present they do belong & that your honours will so far Consider my 
Condition as to order me pay for whatt Is In your honours Judgment my 
Just: & Consider me In Respect of the Loss of my Husband as your hon- 
ours shall see mette v,hicli shall further Ingage your poor petitioner to pray 
for your hoa"" & this Countries peace &■ prosperity. 

(Endorsed) — " ^Irs. Turners petition, 26 June 1676." 
Mass. Archives, Vol. 69, p. 2L 

Soldiers credited under Capt. William Turner : 

April 21'" 1676. Elias Stiff 02 04 06 

John Cunneball 01 04 00 Henry Beresford 02 1,0 06 

June 24"' 1676. Jonathan Orris 02 04 OG 

John Coniball 02 04 06 Edward Creek 

John Broughton 02 10 06 Henry Finch y 10 02 00 

Samuel Judkins 02 04 06 John Avis 

Isaiah Toy 02 04 06 Henry Kerby 02 04 06 

William Parsons ) n- n oa Thomas Ellott 02 12 00 

Joseph Gallop j" ^'^ ^^ "^ Henry Wright 00 06 00 

William Jameson 02 10 06 Bartholomew Whitwell 02 04 06 

James Knott 02 12 00 Thomas Skinner 03 04 09 

• Those whose residences are not found probably lived in some of the towns r.earBcstori. 

210 Soldiers, in King Philips War. [April, 

Matthias Smith 02 02 10 Richanl Kni-ht 02 04 OG 

William Clon^h 02 08 10 Percivall Clark 02 04 00 

Edward Wright 02 U 00 Mark Wood 02 04 06 

Josenh Lamson 0116 00 July 24 1676. 

Joseph Bickuell 0116 00 Thomas Brissenden 04 16 00 

William Turner 03 18 00 John Newman Oo 03 09 

Joseph Pri^^st 02 04 06 John Simple 02 04 06 

Henry Dasou 02 04 06 August 2i*'^ 1676. 

Thomas Barnard * 02 12 00 William Turner, Cu/?<. 06 06 06 

Philip Squire 01 08 00 Samuel Gallop 02 03 08 

P:phraim Koper 04 10 10 Philip Jessop 03 13 OS 

Joseph Batemaa 0116 10 William Turner Oo 08 Oo 

Edward Drinker 05 11 06 John Sherly 05 14 00 

Samuel Holmes 00 OS 06 Edward Samson 01 17 08 

Samuel Davis 01 17 08 Josiah Mann 03 13 08 

Richard Chtever 03 12 10 John Smith 00 10 02 

■Robert Seares 03 06 00 Sept. 23^ 1676. 

William Turner, Cavt. 07 00 00 Thomas Bond 00 06 00 

Ezekiel Gilman ' 03 08 00 Thomas Lyon 10 04 00 

.Hoo Steward 02 04 06 Roger Jones 08 08 00 

Robert Bryan 02 04 00 

The credits above mostly represent those sohliers who served under 
Capt. Turner from February 20th until April 7th, and the sum 
£02 04s. 06d. covers the time until their arrival home, about seven 
weeks and five days from their marchinjx away. After April 7th, 
those of his soldiers who remained in the West received credit at the 
several garrisons at which they were located, and their names will 
appear fn that connection ; and this is the reason that so fev,- who 
were in the " Falls Fight " are credited as serving under Capt. 
Turner. After his death the officers of the garrison signed their 

The following list is the most important of all these that are pre- 
served pertainiifg to the soldiers of Capt. Tamer, as it ';ont;uns the 
names of all the soldiers of whom the committee could find any 
trace. The grant was made of a township of land, as near as 
miuht be to the scene of the " Falls Fight," to all officers and sol- 
diers who were engaged therein. This alpliabetical list was evi- 
dently kept in the hands of the committee, and new names are add- 
ed in different hands through several years. A few fragmentary 
papers are preserved in the archives in connection with this list, that 
show the metliods of proving and identifying claims. A certificate 
from John Bradshaw, still alive in February, 1735, declares that 
himself, .Mr. Isaiah Tay, late of Boston, deceased, who was a lieu- 
tenant under Capt. Turner, and Natlianiel Pierce, of Woburn, were 
in the fi-ht. John Dunkin, of Worcester, certifies, April 1st, 
1735, that his uncle Jabez Dtinkin was killed in the fight, and ap- 
plies as his proper heir. John Chase, of Newbury, certifies that 
he was in the expedition with Capt. Turner, and helped to bury him, 


Soldiers in King Philip's War 


and that Samuel Colel\v, late of Alin<bnry, deceusod, was with him. 
Some othiT papers of like tenor arc preserved, and several frag- 
ments of evidence from town and church records. showin'T that the 
committee demanded proofs before (granting the claims. The resi- 
dences of the soldiers were given according to the best knowledge 
of the committee, very often at loss for any information after the 
lapse of sixty years. ^lany of the soldiers, after the war, had re- 
moved to interior towns, and their descendants to different states, 
and sometimes the present residence of the claimant would be given 
as the supposed home of the soldier ancestor. Very many of the 
soldiers from the East were single men, boys and a[>prentices, and 
when these were killed their names were soon lost, unless some 
record was made. At Xortham[)ton a record of the death of thir- 
teen of the soldiers, v,ho had been in garrison there, togetlier with 
tliat of Capt. Turner, is found upon the town books under date of 
May 19, 167G, witii the comment, "all slain by Indians." The 
committee findinrj this record, and not knowiuir otherwise, assi-jned 
Northampton, or "North," as their residence. It will be seen that 
one hundred and thirty-five names appear, while up to 1741 only 
ninety-nine claimants had been admitted. This mav be explained 
by the fixct that so many of those engaged in the affiir were strans:- 
ers in the colony, or mere boys, who left no legal claimants in this 
country. In other cases it would be difficult to prove relationship 
such as would entitle to a claim, especially when the soldier ances- 
tor had removed to a distant part of the country. 

A List of y^ Soldiers y' were in y* Fall Fight under Ca[>t. W"^ Turner, 
approved off by y* Committee of y* Gen. Court. (Duod .Juue, 1736.) 

Allexan.ler. Natli", X. Hamp'. 
Alvatd. Thorn'. Hadfield. 
Atherton, Hope, Hattielij. 

Asbdo" n, .John. 
Arms, William, Iladley. 
Baker. Timodiy, North Hampt. 
Bedortlia, Sam'', Spriugtield. 
Bequetl, .Tames, South Hampt. 
Barber, John, Springtield. 
Burn:ip, John. 
Bradshaw, John. [Medford. 
Burnitr. John. \Vii:dham. 
Bushrod, Peter, Xorthampton. 
Boultwood. Sam", Hadlev. 
Bardwell. K..uS Ilatlieid.' 
Ball, Sam", Sprincrtield. 
Burton, Jacob, North. 
Beer.--, Richard, of AVatertown, eld- 
est son of KInuthan Beera. 
Beldiiig Sam". 
Clap, Preserved, Northampton. 

Chapin. Japhett. Springfield. 
Crow, Sam'', Iladley. 
Crowfott, .Joseph. Spriugtield. 
Clark, William, Northampton. 
Church, .John, ILnUey. 
Coleman. Noah. IladleV. 
Chamberlain, Benja., Hadley. 
Chamberlain, .Tost-ph. 
Colfax, John. Hattieid. 
Cunnaball, John. Boston. 
Chase, John, Alnisbury. 
Coieby, John, Almsbury. 
Dickenson, John, Hadley. 
Drew, W", Hadley. 
Dickenson, Nelienii di, Hadlev. 
Dunkin, Jal)LZ. Worcester. 
Edwards. Benj*, North. 
Elgar, Thomas. Hadley. 
Fuller, Joseph, Newtowa. 
Feild, Samuel, Hatfield. 
Forster, John, North. 


Soldiers i)\ King Philij/s War. 


Fowler, Joseph, North. 

Flanders, John. 

Foot, Nath", Hatfield. 

Gleason, Isaac, Spring;. 

Grover, Simon, Lostoti. 

Gerriii,* Peter, North. 

Grithn, .Toseph. RoxVniry. 

Hitchcock, -John, Spi-ir.gfield. 

Hitchcock. Luke, Springfield. 

Hadlock. John. 

Hoit, David, Hadley. 

Hawks. Jolin, Hadley. 

Hawks, Eleaz^ Had It- v. 

Howard, Wil!ii\.m, North. 

Harrison, Isaac, ILidley. 

Hughs, George,, Spiing. 

Hinsdell, Experience, Hadley. 

Hodgman, Edward. Spring. 

Hunt, Sam", Billeiica. 

Harwood, .James. 

IiigraiD, .John, Hadley. 
Junes, Sam*. 
Jones, Rol^ertt. 
Jilett, Sam". Hatfield. 
James, Abell, North. 
King, .Tolm, North. 
Keett, Fianc. Nortliamton. 
Kellogg, Joseph, Hadley. 
Lee, John, Westfield. 
Lymau, .John, North. 
Leeds, Joseph, Dorchester^ 
Lenoard, Josiah, Spring. 
Langbury. John, North. 
Lyon, Thomas, Nortli. 
Miller, John, North. 
Merry. Cornelius, North. 
Morgan, Isaac, Sprin^jfield. 
Morgan. Jonathan, Spring. 
Miller, Thomas, S[)ring. 
IMun, James, Alive: Colchester. 
iluu, -John, Deerlield. 
Monteague, Peter, Hadlev. 
Mattoon, Pliillip, Hadley.' 
'Man, Josiah. 
Nims, Godfrey, North. 
Newbury, Tryall, Boston. 
Old, Robert, Spring. 

• In the N'orthumpton records Perer 

ditlcrent pl;i;x-s, Pt-ter Jt-nnin.7< and Pet 

t Tui= name ia iu the mar^^in, and \v 

Pumroy. ]\rodad. North. 

Price, Uoljcit, North. 

Pike, .Joseph, Spring. 

Pumroy, Caleb. North. 

Preston, John, Hadley. 

IVatt, John, Maiden. 

Pressey, John, Almsbnry. 

Pearse, Nath', Woburn. 

Rogers, Henery, Spring. 

Roberts, Thomas, North. 

Ransford, Sam'', North. 

Ivugijles. Georae, North. 

Read, Thomas, Westford. 

Roper, E]ilir*. 

Siky, Nath". 

Suttleife, Nath", Hadley. 

Stebins, Sam", Springtield. 

Stebins, Benoni, North. 

Stebins, Thomas, Springfield. 

Smeade. W™, Northamj)ton. 

Smith, John, Hadley. 

Stephenson, James. Springf. 

Sel'lin, .Toseph, Iladiev. 

Scott, W"\ Hatfield. 

Salter, John, Charlestown. 

Simouds, .John. 

(Smith, Riclj^)t 

Turner, Capt. W"", now Swan'y, 

I'ay, Isaiah, L'., Boston. 

Thomas. Benj*, Sprino-. 

Taylor, John. 

Taylor, Jonathan, Spring*^. 

Tyley, Sam". 

Veazy, Sam", Brantrev. 

Wright. Ja lies. North. 

Webb, Johj, North. 

Webb, Richard, North-. 

AVaite, Benjamin, Hatfield. 

Witteridge, .Jolin, North. 

Walker, John, North. 

Webber, Eleaz^ 

"Wattson, .John. 

Wells, Thomas, Hadley. 

White, Henry, Hadley. 

Warriner, Joseph, Hadlev. 

Wells, Jonathan, Hadley.' 

WorthingtoD, W". 

Jorrin. In HiiU's .iccoiints two persons appear iir 
or Gonriitifrs. This may tie one of fin; two. 
.IS udJcd after the li-st was made out. 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. . 213 

Endorsement of the committee : 

By y* best Acco" we can come at y'^ foregoinaf is a true list of y"^ Sol- 
diers y* were in y^ falls fight w*'' y*^ Indiaus under Capt. Turner & for ought 
appears to us at present y''"" Descendants according to y" acts of y^ General 
Court are to be admitted to share in y"^ Grant of y^ township above Deer- 
field granted them. 

The following list of claimants was admitted June 23d, 1736, 
and the name of John Scott, of Elbows, was added, doubtless be- 
fore the report was accepted, and the figures also were changed. 
Tho^ A\ ells, of Deerfield, was then appointed agent for the propri- 
-etors. Lots were drawn to the claimants according to the above 
I^st, and the settlement progressed. A previous grant to ]Mr. Fair- 
weather of five hundred acres, together with much mountainous and 
waste land, reduced the original grant of six miles square to a tract 
of far less value, so that in 1741, when new claimants began to ap- 
pear, the proprietors petitioned for and obtained another tract lying 
contiguous, a " gore " not yet covered by any previous grant. Two 
new claimants, Samuel Coleby, eldest son of Samuel Coleby, of 
Almsbury, and Tryall Newbury, of Maiden, were admitted to first 
choice of lots on the new tract, by act of the Court August 1, 1741. 
Perhaps later claimants were admitted. The grant embraced the 
present town of Bernardston (at first called "Falltown"), Col- 
raine, Leyden, &c. 

A list of Soldiers and Descndts of such as are Deceased that were in the 
fight called the falls fight above Dearfield v.-ho are intituled. to the tovvn-- 
ship granted by the Generall Court, as follows : 

Joseph Atherton, Deerfield, only son of Hope Atherton. 

Nath^ .Allexander, ^Nortbamptou, Nath Alexander. 

Thomas Alward, Middleton, eldest son of Thom: Alvard.. 

John Arms, Dearfield, son William Arms. 

John ]»aker, Northampton, son of Timothy Baker. 

Samuf. Bedortha, Springfield, son of Sam: Bedortha. 

John Field, Dearfield, Dsc'nd' James Bennett. 

John Barbur, Springfield, son John Barbur. 

John Bradshaw. Medford, John Bradshaw. 

Isaac Buruap, Windham, son John Burnap. 

Sam' Clesson, Northampton, Desc' Peter Bushrod. 

Sam' Boltwood, Hadley, son Sam: Boltwood. 

Sam' Bardwell, Dearf\ son Rob' Bardwell. 

John Hitchcock, Spriugfield, Descend. Samll: Ball. 

Stephen Beldin, No"'ampton, son Stephen Beldin. 

Richard Beers, Watertown, son Elnathan Beers. 

Samuell Beldin, Hatf, Sam" Beldin. 

Preserved Clap, N'^'ampton, son Preserved Clap. 

Thomas Chapin, Springfield, son Japheth Chapin. 

Samuel! Crow, Hadley, son Samuell Crow. 

Josepii Crowfoot, Wethersfield, Descend' Joseph Crowfoot. 

William Clark, Lebanon, son William Clark. 

Noah Cook, Hadley, Descend' Noah Coleman. 

VOL. XLI. 19 

214 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [April, 

Beuj' Cbiiraberlaiii, Colchester, Benj* Chamberlaiu. 

NiUh'' Cbamberlain/Descend' Joseph Cbamberluin. 

Sam" Cuimibalb iiostou. son Johu CuDDiball. 

John Cba?e, Newbury, Johu Chase. 

Wiliiam Dickeson. Ilault-y, son Nchemiah Dickosoii. 

iSamuell Jellet, Ilatiield, Desceu' John Dickeson. 

BoDJ- Edwards, N. llamptju, sou Benj^ Edwards. 

Joseph Fuller. Newtown, Joseph Fuller. 

Sam^' Feild, Dearfeild, sou Sam" Feild. 

Natb" Foot, Colchester, son Nath: Foot. 

Johu Fiauders, Kingston, sou John Flanders. 

Isaac GieesCtn. eudlield, son Isaac Gleason. 

Richard Church. Hadley, Desc' Isaac Harrison. 

Simou Grovor. Maiden, son of Siuiou Grover. 

Samuell Griuea, Roxbury. sou Joseph GrilTon. 

John Hitchcock, Spring!*, sou John Hitcbcock. 

Luke Hitchcock. Springf\ son Luke Hitchcock, 

Junathau Hcic, Doarpi, son David Hoit. 

Jonathan Scott, Waterbury, Descend*, John Hawks. 

Eleaser Hawks, Dearf^, sou Eleaser Hawks. 

James Harwood. Concord, son James Harwood. 

John Doud, Middleton, Descend' Experience Hinsdell, 

Samuell Hunt, Tewsbury, Samuell Hunt. 

William James, Lebanon, son Abell Jamas. 

Johu Ingram, Hadley, sou John iugram. 

Sam" Jellet, Hatfield, son Sam" Jellett. 

William Jones, Almsbury, son Robert Jones. 

Medad King, N hampton, son John King. 

Francis Keet, N hampton, son Franc's Keet. 

Martin Kellog. Sutueld, son Joseph Keliog, 

Johu Lee., Westiield, son John Lee. 

John Lyman, N hampton, son John Lyman. 

Joseph Leeds, Dorchester, son Joseph Leeds. 

Jositih Leonard, Springt ', son Josiah Leonard, 
i John Met -y, Long Island, son Cornelius Zvlerry. 
I Stephen Noble, formerly of eudlield, Des"' Isaac Morgan. 
I Jonathan Morgan, Springf^ son Jonathan Morgan. 
r Thomas Miller, Springf'^, son Thomas Miller. 

James Z\Iuu, Colchester, James 3Iun. 

Benj^ Mun, Dearneld, son John Mun. 

John Ma;;roou, Wai!ir;gford, son Phillip Mattoou. 

John Nims. Dearf\ son Godfrey Nims. 

Ebeuezer Pumroy, N hampton, son iNIedad Pumroy, 

Sam" Pumroy, N. H., son Caleb Pumroy. 

Samuell Price, Giasseubury, sou Robert Price. 

Sam" Preston, Hadley, De's* John Prestou. 

ThoiaaiJ,'riiUi Malden^^son .John Pi ate. 

John Fres'jey, Al'msbury, son John Pressey. 

Henry Roger-. Springf-^, sou Henry Iv.'gers. 

John Rved, West ford, son Thomas Reed. 

Nath'' Sikes. Sprmgf'-, son Nath" Sikes. 

Nath" SuLiiti", Durham, son Nath: Sutliff. 

Sam'' Stebbins, Spriugt'', son of Samuel Stebblns. 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 215 

j Luke Noble, Wo^tilckl, Dls' of Thom:is Stebblns. 

Ebenezer Smec.l, D(;arrif;ld, son of William vSiueecL 

! Josei)h Smith, HauleM, soti of John Smith. 

I .James Stephenson, Springf, son of .James Stephonsoa. 

I Thomas Selden, Haddam, son of .Joseph Selden. 

j Josiah vScoti, Hatfield, son of William Scott, 

t .John Salter. Charlestown, son of John Salter. 

I William Turner, Swansey. Grandson of Capt. Turner. 

I Benjamen Thomas, Stafford, son of Benjamen Thomas. 

Joseph WinchalK jr. Sutlield, Descend' Jonathan Tailer. 

I Samuell Tyley, Boston, son of Samuell Tyley. 

1 Preserved Wright, N. II. sou of James Wright, 

j Cornelius Webb, Springf'\ son of John Webb, 

j Jonathan Webb, Stamford, son of Richard Webb, 

j John Wait, Hatfield, son of Benjamen Wait, 

i Eleaser Webber, Westlield, son of P^leaser Webber. 

{ Thomas W^ells, Dearfield, son of Thomas Wells. 

I Ebenezer Wariner, endrield, son of Joseph Wariner. 

j Jonathan Wells, Dearfield, Jonathan Wells. 

I William Worthiugton, Colchester, son of Nicho Worthington. 

I John Scott, elbows, Grandson John Scott. 

I 1 The Committee appointed to inlist the officers and Souldiers in 

96 in the fight called the falls fight under the Command of Cant. Wil- 

i number liam Turner then Slain and the Descend^' of such as are Deceas- 

j 97 in ed and that are intituled to the gi'ant of this great and generall 

I all Court made them of a towueship, have attended many times chat 

I service & returne the list above & aforesaid which contains the 

! persons names claiming & from wbome and which the Committee 

j have accordingly allowed all which is Submitted, 

i W"' Dudley 

[ Boston June 1736. Eze. Lewis 

! John Stoddard 

In Council June 23, 1736 Joseph Dwtonr 

Read and ordered that this Report be accepted. John Wainwkight. 
i Sent down for concurrence. 

I SniON Frost, Dep y Secretary. 

Archives, Vol. 114, p. 610. 

Quite a number of the soldiers, as will be noticed, were alive, and 
presented their claims in tlieir own persons ; for instance, Nathaniel 
Alexander, John Bradshaw, Samuel Bcldin, J-hn Chase, Joseph 
Fuller, Samuel Hunt, James Mun, Juaathau Wells, and very likdj 
many others. 

Capt. William TrrRNER's FAjnLT. 

Notv/ithstandins: the notable career of Caitt. Turner, all the results 

of effjrts to trace his posterity so far amount to a few accidental 

I clues and inferences, and the folLnving; attempt to arrange these is 

[ little more than a summary of probabilities. William Turner was 

' -^ of Dorchtster from 10-12-1664, but no record of niarria^e or birth 


21G Soldiers in King Philip's TFar. [April, 

of children io yet founel. On Boston town Kecorcls, under dale of 
July 31st, 1GG5, " Sarg' Will: Turner was ordered to p'vide for 
hiniselfe and family in some other place, havin*^ carried it ofencively 
here." lie was again admonished August 28th, and, not complying, 
■was, on Sept. 25th, ordered to be presented to the next county court. 
Of his further persecution, account is given above. On Boston Town 
Kecords is found, "Brudcnco, dau. of "William and Frances Turner 
born October 12th 1GG5." In Suffolk Kegistry of Deeds, vol. x. p. 
318, William Turner and ]Mary his wife, relict and executrix to 
the AVill of John Pratt, her former husband, dee'd ( Vide, Abstract 
of will, prob. 1G47, Register, vol. vii. p. 3G) convey to Jacob Hew- 
ins a dwelling-house and three-and-a-half acres of land, etc. This 
lot was bounded on the south very nearly by what is now Howard 
Avenue, and lay not very far to the west from the corner of what 
are now Dudley St. and Howard Avenue in Ward 20. The deed 
was made April 1st, 1G71, and shows that the wife Frances was dead 
and the second wife Mary, widow of John Pratt, had been married. 
Their home was doubtless in Boston alter 1GG5. Xo record is found 
of the death of this second wife, but in his will above-mentioned, 
dated February IGth, 1G75-6, he mentions Mary his wife, formerly 
wife of Key Alsop. Xow Key Alsop died April 30th, 1672, and 
she married Capt. Turner probably in 1G73— 4 as his third wife. 
Frances, the first, was probably the mother of all his children, but 
of the place and date of their births no record is fouml save of Pru- 
dence, above-mentioned, and William, of his company, who is 
identified as his son, by the reference to him in the petition of Mary 
Turner above given. His will, however, proves that he had sons 
and daughters living in 1G7G, and it would seem that the son Wil- 
liam was under twenty-one years, as his mother-in-law petitions for his 
wages as appears above. Thomas and William Turner were serving 
in the garrison at Marlborougli in the sumn er and fall of 1G75, 
and in the trouble which Lt. John Rudduck had with the ^larlbor- 
ough towns-people, Thomas was first on the list of soldiers, who gave 
evidence in favor of the Lieutenant, and then disappears from view, 
but reappears in 1678 at Bridgewatcr, where, with .Joseph Howard, 
he is appointed surveyor. In 1G80 he is at Scituate, where he 
settles and has children, of whom the second son. AMlliam, born Jan. 
13th, 1G83— 4, furnishes the clue which connects this family with 
Capt. William of the Falls Fight; for this William, son of Thomas, 
was the same who in 173G drew Capt. Turner's right in the gi-ant 
above mentioned, and is styled his '"grandson " ; he died in Newport, 
R. I., "Oct. 4th, 1759, in the 77th year of his age," and rlie cor- 
respondence of birth, srant and death, atfurds the clue. Dr. T. 
Larkin Turner of Boston has worked out this theory, and folhiwing 
it up I find many other points. From Bristol County Registry I 
find tliat in 1710 Josiah Turner, of Swansey, sold to his "brother 
Thomas Turner, of Scituate, shipwright," a farm in Swansey. 

18S7.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 217 

Botli were inlialiitp.nts of S'.vnnsoy in 1711. The Province law 
enacted that the clJoat male heir of a sohliev-Lrrantee shouM liave the 
choice of taking tlie grant and paying olF the other heirs their pro- 
portional part of £10, which Avas the established valuation of a share. 
The various clues and inferences above seem to point to the 
following as a fair appro.viniation to the family of 

Capt. "^ViLLiA.Ai TuRXKR and wife Frances . 
Patikxck,* bapt. in Dorchoster, Nov. 10, IG-M. Tno^tAS,' soldier at 
Marlhoro'ijih. l'>7.'); at IJridcjewater, Scituate aii'I vSvrLin>ey, a ship- 
wright, 1073-1715; at latter (late lie pnrcLiise;! land in Freetown of 
Constant Church. William,' the soldier in the army v.-ith his father 
as noted above, settled in Loston. Joshua,' Joined 1st Baptist Church 
in Boston, IGGO. Josiaii," of Swanscy. in 1706, with wife Hannah 
and children. Elizaultii,-, joined Baptist Church 1676; perhaps in. 
Alexander Dunkan, July 6, 169S, "married by Mr. Miles." 
Prudexck," b. in Boston, Oct. 19., 1GG5. Joseph,- who (perhaps) 
married Sarah Wyman, dau. of Thomas, a "Tailor," 1701. 

Second Generation. Line of TnoiAS,* of Scituaie, etc. 

i. Thomas,^ b. Sept. IS, 1G82. Pr6bahly settled in Rochester, Mass., and 
had family there; perh:>ps died before 1736, or waived his right or 
sold it to William his brother, of Swansey. 

ii. William,' m. Patience Hale, of Swansey, in 1711. Settled in Sw?n5:ey, 
and was quite a large land-owner and a ship-builder. He sncceeded to 
the Indian-War claim of his grandfather, as abovesaid. He was one 
of the non-resident proprietors who agreed to pay £23 each to carry 
forward the settleccent of th.e Township. He was of Swansey as late 
as 1748, but later removed to Newport, R. I., where he died Oct. -l, 
1759, in his' 77th year. His children, born in Swansey, v/ere : Wil- 
liam, b. April 27, 1713, became a physician in New Je/sey ; and his 
other children, born between 1714 and 1734, were: Liilis, Nathaniel, 
Patience, Caleb, and Hale. 

iii. Eeb^xca.^ iv. Joshua.' v. Calf-b.' vi. David.' vii. Joseph.' 
viii. Bexjamin.^ The descendants of these six are scattered throui£h 
various parts of New England; and Dr. T. L. Turner, of Boston, has 
in preparation a genealogv of this whole branch of the Turner family, 
and has furnished much oi the material above, for my use in this article. 

Second Generation, Line of Willtam.- 
William' Turnpr, son of Cant. William, a soldier at Marlborough Garri- 
son in the summer and fall of 1675, in the Army with his father from 
February 21, 1675-6, until the Captain's death, but was not in the 
" Falls Fight." lie served sometime after that, as the accounts of ser- 
vice indicate. Married before 1G70, and settled in Boston. Is in a 
list of handy-craftsmen later. In 1691 was among those who returned 
from the West Iu<lies, bringing an account of the great eartliqu.ake there; 
1695, chosen constable in Boston; 1698, tythingman ; 1699, clerk of 
the mark::t; 1701, licenscl to sell v/ine, etc.: 1708, his wife Ifannah 
is liceuacd to sell wine. His first wife was Ruth, by whom he had 
^ Jcshua, b. Sept. 28, 1679, and again, Joshua, b. Aug, 20, 1687. He 
married Hannah Jackiin, Aug. 28, 16S9, and had Mercy, b. Feb. 19, 
VOL. XLI. 19* 

218 ■ Notes and Queries. [April, 

ICOI; Hannah, b. Feb. 25, 1C03; William b Dec. 12, IG'JO ; 
Mary, b. M:vn:h 20, IGUO. anJ Mary, b. Feb. 23, IGO., are as.jgner 
to parents - William and Mary," but probably is a mistake, and should 
be WiUiara and Hannah. _. 

JosiAii' Turner, son of Capt. William, settled m ^^vaiisey ^vnh ^ye Han- 
nah, and had there John,' b. Nov. 11, 1700; Nathaniel,^ b. March 10, 
Thanks are due to Dr. Turner and r^Iessrs. V/. B. Trask, J. ^X . 

D Hall, II. O. ^Vood, and G. XL Tilton, for helptul assistance 

in the above account of Capt. Turner's family, the results of which 

.do not at all represent the amount of work done. 



A!rnM9TOR Goad lN-nT\NS.— An interesting article on this Rubject by R. A. Brock, 
r.^^D'fntel in the kAm.nd m^patch, February 19 l8S7. It .s sugi^esteu by 

.^;;;.!,? i ito"Sonial Vir^'inia owned by Aubin L. Boidware, b.q Avhose 
a P.^^f-^^-^/^^^^^Xt^r n the lato Illm. William Ballard Preston, and a grand. la-.iehter 
wife IS a -i^p^'S^^^^V^'^^^^ of Virginia. It is an ornament of copper, 4-1 

^^ w'^nSratfinV^a IT^^^^ plated with gold, with holes in the upper 
^'^■} ¥ h^lTf, r the insertion of a st in- or ribbon. Its shape is ^imihir lo a 
r.^e'rhoof E^^raved 01 he t'ront is the-oionogram G. R standing for Geoi,.i- 
hor^e ^ hoot, i^n yuLu ^.^^ ^..^^^ ^ j^^^^^j hranch, toe 

us Re^., ?^^'-"^^^""^:f V ■ Ml BouWvarc thinks it may be one of the golden h<.rse- 
Btemsjomcd beneatli ^11. i>oi^^^^^^^^ commemoration of the tra-mon- 

Sre\lSion"f'i7"irtcrornamonts we believo are termed gorgets, and are 

worn suspended beneath the chin or upon the breast. 

A Remarkable Picture. -We copy from The Capital, Washington, D. C, Feb. 
13 18S7, the following interesting Item : ,^ . ,• 

- Chief Justice William A. Richardson, of the Court of Claims has m his pos- 

itp n rPiu-rk'ible picture. U is a portrait of President Hill, ot Harvard 

uS;Ssiir-hich";J;^^^^^^^^ idm-elf thL years ago and presented to Justice 

^^ji;,S' W^.'^^!^I^S^-"'J^SS^^ human... pins^ndae conatur. pr. 

"^-hTti^Suorof'SiVis : • For thee, Friend W. A. R. at thy request I made 
• ifti this mvTrsc attempt at painting a human face.' When it is remembered 
l^ \ nr fmUv at that ime considen.blv over sixty years of age, and that tui^ 
thatDr Uillwa=attnat m _^^^ his amnio efforts previously had 

washisfir^tratcmpt at p^ trau u^ IMelity of the likeness and the excellence 
been simp y ^'^-^^^^^ '^^^ .J^^^.V^'Ja" ok,rin.', is something remarkable. It is Justice 
%^-'u' Tw' ^ntentln to Sdmat y p e.;.nt this picture to Harvard College, that 
S m^'y hang ii Semoria? Hall along with the other paintings which adorn the wall, 
of that beautiful building." 


„, T „ ^r. Tar FrF(~rpic TELECR.\pn.— We reprint from the Richmond 

cS^l'-TlSo" .'" tt'Sfnvin^ ™u.,„unica.ioa (U Robert A. Brock, .he 

BKrotary'of the Virsinia Historical bocicty ; ,. „. , ,, ; 

■ "^'l if ,ci. -thcnti^^ea that in. the y^^l^^^^^^^^S^^^^^^ 
ScVmSsls'byc^a'ricuf a^J ..i^ .- a ,h«rt di.uaaca, a.J that iu the 

1557. j Notes and Queries. 219 ! 

Scota 'Magnzinr fiir Fobruary, 1753. he published an account of his experiment-, , 

■K ih proposals for assistance in a more efj'.'ctiril development of his di-icovery. Sir I 

lians ifloiiue, Sir David Brewbter, and otiier eminent scientist? '.vorc cugnizant of his j 

plans. i ■ 

" Morrison, "vvho vas bred a sur;reon, but appears to have abandoned his profes- j' 

sion and to have been a de\lcr in tobaecj, left Renfrew and came to V'lrginia. where i 

he is said ro have died. The date and circumstances of iiis dvath and his career in !• 
Viri;inir\, are dc-^ired. This '|ucry in summary v.-p.s publi-;b.ed in the Di^pnidi ^s■ith- 

out result smTval years a::o. Mr. Allan Park Patun, librarian of tiic Greenock j 

Library and editor of the tlnnintl Shah-fpcare, has instigated, throu;^h Kev. Koberc \ 

P. Kerr, D.D., of this city (who recLTitly visited Scotland), a revival of this most j 

interesting,' query. Justice to a world's benefactor should impel the coramunica- i 

tion of any relevant fact as desired.'" I 

New York PiKroRDS. — Arc there any official records existing in the state of New 
York, wherein births, marriages and deaths occurring in small country towns in the 
la&t century, are reoiirded ? During what portion of the time from 1723 to 152.5 
were marriage licenses re'juired in Nevr York state, and what officer now has the 
custody of the record of licenses granted during that period? 

Walla ^Valla, W. T. Wm. II. Uptox. 

EriscoFALTAN. — Where marriages were performed in Connecticut in colonial times j 

by Episcopalian ministers, or ministers of the Church of England not settled over j 

any of the local churches recognized by the laws of Connecticut, was a record of | 
such marriages made in the regular town records? At how early a date were such 

ministers, not freemen of the colony, permitted to officiate in Connecticut? i 

Walla Walla, W. T. Wu. H. Upton. ; 

Tract— BorxoN, of LiTcnriELn Co., Con->-.— 1 will be greatly obliged for any 
clew to the ancestry of the Boughton (alias P.outon) and Tracy families of Litchfield 
Co., Conn., especially the ancestry of Lucy Tracy (daughter of Benjamin, of Ca- 
naan) and Samuel Boughton (son "of Samuel Bouton, Sr.), who were married about 
1790. Of course I am aware that the<e families were descended, respectively, from 
the emigrants Lt. Thomas Ti-acy of Norwich and John Bouton of Norwalk : bu*; 
through what lines? Wm. H. L'PToy. 

Walla Walla, W. T. 

Ixsm.— Query 1.— In 1760. Samuel and Lebbeus Tubbs, John. Daniel and Jona- 
than Hamilton, Sr, and Jr.. went from Connecticut to Gran 1 Pre. Nova Scutia, and 
took up lands in the seats of the expatriated Acadians. In 1762 Samuel and Lebbe- 
us Tubbs returned to Connecticut and jointly purchased of John Copp a farm od 
the division line between New London and Norwich — the Hamiltons remaining in 
Nova Scotia. 

Lebbeus Tubbs married Bathsheba Hamilton and was my great-great-grandfa- 
ther. Can any one inform me — 1. What relationship existed between Samuel and 
Lebbeus? 2. Who was the father of Lebbeus. and when and wliere was he born? 
3. When and whfve were Lebbeus and Bathsheba married? 4. From what town 
did the above-named parties emigrate to Nova Scotia? 

Query 2.— In the records of the First Church of Christ in Lyme. Conn., it ap- 
pears that •' Simon Tubbs married Sarah Wait Dec. 7, 173*}. " Can any one inform 
me who were the parents of Simon Tubbs, and when and where he was born '.' 

Osceola, Tioqi Co., Fenn. Cgarles Tcbds. 

Edward Savaoi; (Princeton, Mass.. 1761-1817).— Is anything known of a por- 
trait of Thumas Jeirerson painted by him about l-OO? An engraving of a portrait 
" painted and engraved " by him was puUished in ItOO. The writer would like 
very much to gtt'one of these prints and any information about the original paint- 
ing. Are any of Savage's imme'diatc family now living ? w. J. c. 

Philadelijhia, Pa. 

220 ITotes and Queries, [April, 

CQfvrY.— Who TTOTC the pnrcnt.^ of Benjamin v^ who bcn^ht 1p.;v1 in Ihrt- 
ford ca-t side of the rircr, of Joscnh Clark. Dec. 0, 17-J3? lie is called '' ol Hart- 
ford " in tlie deed, and int>.rricd, Nov. 1-3, 1704, Elizabeth, dan L'ht.T of Va<>v.izv 
Lons, of Windsor (Podunk). iM'-^ -1- ^- Ialcott. 

Sn"r\RTi — Fiuthcr inP-)rmatiuTi is a-ked fn- in regard to Xoali Sliepard (t?'-e 
REGitTF^i f,r July last), vrho was horn at Sonier?, Ct.. uiariicd Irene, dauijhter of 
Ebenezer Pitr-h, of \V;>dlin,',-[ord, Ct., rt-^ided at S.iithlbrd (Southlniry) and \S nt -r- 
biirv, Ct.,andGerniant'.'wn, N. Y.. and died 1«14 in Jelferson Co., N.^. His 
children were Kin 1?0;^-I^-01, at yuiithbury, Ce. Can any one give particu.ur3 
about his a-e, date and place of marriage, aud exact date and piace of deatu? 

649 Jct:.^ Aie., Jcrsiy City, N. J. E- ^^- anEFPARD. 

MuoR BnTMry and Col. Layton.— In Hutchinson's History of ^lassachu^etts 
(Vol. -3, p. 83. Sded.. note), in a letter from Const. Phipps to Increase Mataer, 
May 5, 1C05, occurs the foll')win,c: : 

" Since that, he (Dudlev) is not ?o much as talked of to be Governor but the 
three competitors are t!ie Ea'l of Eo'damont, ^lajor Bremin and Colonel Laytun, 
aud I believe my lord Bellamont i? the most likely to have it." 

Who were Major BruninavA Colonel L^y'-jn, and what connection had they with 
American a flairs' to justify their meudon as CLimpetitora with Eellaiiiont lor tije s.ic- 
cession to Phipps ? ^^^O- E- Leighiuv. 

Elijah Porter, H.D., of Waterford, Saratoga Co., N.Y., laarnod- — ,1^01, 
Mary Laivrnice, daughter of David Lawrence, of North East, Daoucs3 k.o., N. 1., 
who<e wife wa« ALir/ail Birch. I am desirous of ascertainiu^ic the hne of ancestry ot 
Baviil Lau-nnce, and impossible of Birch. LLessy Porter Am^.^ilws. 

Saratoij-a Sprinjs, iV. Y. 

Welch axp Brgwx.— Information 13 wanted of the nncestry of Sus.-xnTi-Ah. .ur.:i-h- 
ter of Welch, of Boston, Jla??., who maniod l:-t, Capt. Tbomns i3^w..u. 0. 
Seekonk Ma>3., and. Cd, Caot. JcrewiaA BroxnvJ' (Elisba,* James,' J:ihn,- Li.a.). 
She was'born 29. 17.50, died in PrjTidence, R. I., Doc. 16, 16?l. _ _ 

Susannah V\'dch Brown was my grandmother. Ciiminglrcm Bj^ton, it is ^■.■.c.- 
cult to trace antecedents. Ilcr father, John W elch, was a carver in w.oJ. 
and accon!-:nf to family tradition, carved tlie cod-fi.-h in the State House in Boston. 
My cousin, Samuel Welch Brown, of Pn.vidonce, R. I., has a looking-glas.s irame 
carved by John Welch which our grandmother brought from Boston m her Ian wv.en 
ehe rode' to Providence alter her 6-jcoud marriage. Jlrs. A.J. Bl'Liclli . 

167 Sou'h Eiiiot Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Allev.— Who was the father and grandfather of J >hn Allen, who with bi^ fam- 
ily was massacred by the Indians at Ariryle, N^w York, in Imi ( >N isn. 
Co N. Y.) Ho marricil a daughter of Ge-r-c Kiluier. and move<l to A;Ln!^ from 
Chu'rchtuwn, C-X. Co., N. Y., a lew years heture i!ie mas-acre. He is Ixheye'^ to 
be the son of Thomas Allen wlio was born in England 1710, anu dud 1.91 near 
Livingston Manor. Cui. Co., N. Y. 

Did Jud-e William Allen of Pennsvlvr.r.ia, born 1703, died 1/-0. have any broth- 
ers born in America or En-land ? It so. th-ir names and children's nr'^ues. \\ hen 
and where was William Alien, the father of the ju L-e, b.-.rn ? Died l;i!j. Did he 
have anv brothers ? Any int'ormatioa wiil be gladly received. 

05 Mlrik sUc, AlUiny, i\. Y. JonN Howard Allzx. 

De Worj-.— fuformation is desired c-nceming Balthazar Dc Wolf (of Wether?- 
ficl-i Cur.n., about ir.ol, of Lyi:ic, Conn., about IfJ-iS) and his descendant.^. AU 
De Wolfs by r.ame or descent are rcmiested to i:ive tiieir ancestry as lar aa luey 
know it, a.s suua as pus-Iblo, tu .Mr,. Edward E. Salisbury, New Havoc, Conn. 

1887.] Notes and Queries. 221 

IIampdex. — The editor has received tlie following letter of inquirj- : 

Cradlcy Rectory, 
Dear Sir: _ St. Malvern, Herefordshire. 

I venture to ask the asfiistance of your " Mew Eni^land IlistDrical and Gcnea- 
Io,:?ical Reu^ister " in tracing.' a uieiubcr of the Ilampdeu fiuiiily whi) emiij;rated dur- 
in.a; tlie 17th century. X Charles ilamden, or Il-.inipdcn, settled in ilarbadoes (dyinij 
_1C8G) leaving sons John and Charles. PoSt-ibly he %vas son to tlie John mentioned 
in the extract enclosed, as I cannot at present trace his [)arencs in thi-; cnintry. 
Your ^Vill Otiice-5 or Registers might throw some light on the matter. Apologizing 
for troubling you, I am faithfully yours, E. R. Hampden fRector of Cradlev). 
iMarch 3. 1S37. 

" Some historians have asserted that Hampden did actually at one time visit North 
America, and doubtless in the year Ifr^S there was at New Plymouth an English- 
man named John Flamjiden, whom Winsluw describes as ' a gentleman of London 
who there wintered with us and desired much to see the country.' " — Belknap's 
American Biography. 

[" John Hamden. a gentleman of London, who then wintered with " the Ply- 
moutii colony, " and desired much to see the country," accompanied Edward Win- 
slow iu March, 16-23, in his visit to Massasoit (see Winslow's " Good News from 
New England," London. 1G21). Phinehas Pratt in his "Narrative"' speaks of 
meeting " Mr. llamdin " in that colony in the same mouth. (Coll. Mass. Hist. 
Soc. 4th S. iv. 484.) These are the only cotcraporary evidtnces that a person of the 
name was here in that year. In an article on " The Reported Embarkation of 
Cromwell," in the Rtv.isTEK, vol. sx. pp. 120-1, are collected together extracts from 
several authors as to the probability of this person being the patriot Haujpden. Rev. 
Mr. Hampden, the writer of the above letter, suggests in a note that the "John 
Hamden '" who was in New England in 1G23 may have been a cousin of the patriot, 
as " Sir Alexander Hampden had a brother named John (family pedigree)." — Eo. 

Eddy. — I wish to learn the parentage and date of birth of one Charles Eddy, who 
in 1743 resided at Glastenbury, Conn., and where his wife Mary died, August 1 of 
that year, aged 28. 

He married second, January 11, 1743-4, Hannah Loveland. By his first wife 
he had Anne, born 1740; by second wife— Hannah, born 1746. Charles 1748. 
Charles Eddy, Sr., died in Glastenbury, Feb. 1, 1771, age not stated. A Thomas 
Eddy resided in Portland, Conn, (formerly Middletown,aftervfards Chatham), who, 
I suspect, was a brother of Charles. Frank E. Starr. 

Middletown, Conn. 


D'WoLF (ante, si. 497).— Possibly the following may throw some light as to the 
parent:ige of Jeliicl D'WoIf, inquired for in your last issue. 

Jeliiel D'U'olf married Rachel, dauLchter of Dr. Ephraim Otis, of Scituate. and 
■went to Nuva Scotia about 1761. William Halliburton, who married Susanna Otis, 
went about the same time, and settled at Windsor. Their farms were adjacent. A 
grandson of D'Wolf occupied the homestead about thirty years ago, and his son, 
probably, occupies tlie place now, who possibly may know who his great-grandfather 
was. My grandfather, Otis Lincoln, was a son of .Mary Otis, bister of Rachel and 

Abial Smith's will, on file in the probate oSce, Boston, mentions D'Wolf, and 
possibly the probate papers may throw further light upon the suljject. 

248 La Saite Avtnue, Chicago, 111. Samuei, Shacktord. 

Historical Intelligexce. 
Family Memori.vls. — Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Salisbury, of New Haven, Conn., 
are printing " privately " a series of gencalo^'ical and biographical moni)>;rai)!is on 
the families of .McCluipv, Lcp.d, P-vrmelee-Mitcheij., I)(Gr,Y-Lv.\DE, Wim.ol'uli- 
BY, Gri^wold, Pitkin- U'.jlcutt, Ogden-Jounson and Diodati, including notices 
of the ^L\iiv!N-<. Li:es, DkWolfs and other families. It is not a mer-,' collection of 
names and dates, but a b')ok of family hislonj as well as a genealogical record, full 
of new facts obtained in this country and abroad ; a work of great and ever-increas- 

222 JVotes and Queries. [April, 

in^; interest t:"> present rml future rxencrntidns of tlic«'> fimilios and their nllie-! ; iriil 
also valiiiihle to gene;ilo^i.sts and f)tlior antiquaries or stiuient.s of hist )ry srencr:'.lly. 
The m^nosrajibs will till iVoni 500 to 000 pai,-cs. in two parts, -Ito. ; and will le 
accomp:inioJ by twenty full ("hart-pcdii;i-ec-;, on bond-paper, witii autlionticuted 
coats of arms and carefully prepared indexes of family names. 

Subscriptions are invited lor copies al cosf. The edition will con'jist of 300 co- 
pies : the co=t of SoO of tliesc, bound in bevelled boards, cloth, gik top?, with the 
pediirrces separately bound, will bo .'■^IScnch: of 50 cnjiies on larger paper. 
! bound with the p- digrees. uncut, will be .'^•JO erveli. In this estimate no ace )unc is 

j made ot great expenses incurred hy the aiichovs in the collection of materials for the 

I work, during many years, in this country and in Europe ; nor of the labor of com- 

!' position and prcparati:in for the press. 

A few copies of die chart-pedigrees, separately bound, without the text, are ofler- 
ed at .<8 for the set — the expense of these being large in proportion to that of the 
) rest of the work. 

App!io;ui(.n fur c-ipies may be made to the authors as above, or to the editor of 
the N. £. ilist. and Gen. Registtr. 

^' The editor of the Rfgester takes pleasure in calling the attention of its read- 
ers to the above annuuncement. The work will be a companion volume to l;ie su- 
perb work which Prof. Salisbury compiled and had printed in 1835. a notice of 
which appeared in this periodical in 1886. Most of the families of the present 
volume, as of those of the former one, arc among the most distinguished in New 
England. The long experience of Prof, and Mrs. t^alisbury in antiquarian research, 
and their rare facilities for obtaining ioformatioa, are an assurance that this work 
will be of the very highest value. 

Candler Mantscripts. — Tiie editor has received the following explanatory note 
from Joseph J. ^luskett, Esq., 5 Park Crescent, Stoke Newingtou, London, Eng. 

" The kind notice in your January number oH my proposed edition of the Candler 
Pedigrees may prove somewhat misleading to inteuding subscribers, founded as it 
is upon a letter which I meant to be of a tentative nature only. A portion of the 
book is ready for the press, and I am working stea.dily at the remainder, but ano- 
ther year at least must elapse before I begin to print. Pedigree annotating, to be 
correct, must of necessity be slow. Again, it is not improbable the volume will 
assume the form of the large octavo adopted by the Harlcian Society, rather than 
the small quarto referred to in your announcement. Lastly, the actual price, which 
I trust will not much exceed the conventional guinea, will necessarily depend upon 
the number of page- and the printer's estimate, neither of wliieli arc as yet matters 
of certainty. I shall not fail to advertise the Candler Pedi:zrees in the N. E ili.-c. 
and Gen. Register so soon as they are within measurable distance of publication."' 

I AirERiCAX Gexealogical Qceries for ISST. — R. II. Tilley, Newport, R. I., is 

I preparing for publication his '* Genealogical Queries for 1887," intended for ma- 

[ tual aid to those interested in genealogy. His ])urpose is to have it ready anil dis- 

1 tributed by June Ist, sending a copy to every public and state library, every histori- 

I cal society, and every person in the United States and Canada known t'> be inter- 

[ ested in genealogy. Copies will also be sent to EnL'land. A large circulatim will 

[ thus be insured among the very persons with wliom the querist would wi-h t'? cor- 

I respond. The coit of in-ertinga query, limit d to ten lines, will be .^-J. Mr. Tilley 

j has the addresses of nearly one thousand persons at wuric on family history, and 

• wishes to obtain the names of all so engaged, that a copy of his *• Queries " may 
be sent to them. Queries should be sent in without delay, as the first form will 

j be printed early in April. 

Sf.AVERT IN YiKGiNiA. — A iicw volumc of the Collections of the Virginia Histori- 
cal Soei-.ty is now in preSs, and advance copies of the first signatures have been sent 
to us by the editor, Robert A. Crock, Esq. The first article in the volume will be 
the Fourth Charter of tlio Royal African Company ot En-land, wlijch charter was 
granted .Sept. £7, 1(572, by Charles II. to his brother, ti;e Duke of York, afterwards 
James II., the Earl of Sliafte-^bury and others. Tins corporation had grante 1 them 
the exclusive trade with Africa. Their cliicf pr-'tit was derived from the slave 
trade. Mr. Brock prefaces to this document a carefully prepared and valuable hia- 

1887.] JVofes and Queries. 223 

t.jry of t'.ic African slciTc trade, with an account of slavery in Virginia, h.: > \Thicb 
colwny. ai lie show^, its introduction was incidental and it,-( extension ciicauietan- 
tial and lar^'dy involuntary. 

Boston EriTArns, Vol. II. The Granary/ Bnriil Ground. — In IfiTS tlic lat*? Joel 

Munsrll, of Albany, published a voUunc of " Boston Epitaphs," containing the in- 

p<'ripti.>i!< in the C'opn's Burial Ground. The inscription.s were copied hy the late 

' Thoiuas B. Wyman. Jr., and tlie volume was edited hy Williaui 11. \Vhit;iiore, 

j A.M. It was ann.junocd in the preface to that work that faithful copic-' of the 

j epitapl'.s in the other cravc-yards of old Boston had been made for the editor hy 

I Mr. Wyraan, and that, if this volume met with modrTate succcs.«, an attempt would 

I be made to print the epitaphs in other yard.s. The edition of that work is n iw near- 

i ly ex::austed. Mr. Munseil's ?ond and sueeesscra have issued a prospectus for a 

! companion volume to contain all the inscriptions in t!ic Granary Burial Gr.jund. 

j Probably not one death in one hundred oceurrine in Boston for a century and a 

; half previous to lS36,areon record. This fact makes tiiose c;rave-yard inscriptions 

r invaluable. It is CApeetsd that the vulumewill make from 130 to :.'<,'0 octavo pa^es, 

t and will contain an accr.rate man of the yard and several coats of arms faitiifully 

copied from the stones. The price will be S^ ^ copy, bound in cloth. Cirealars 

giviuii- further details will be sent, on application, by the publishers, Joel Mausell's 

Sons,^&2 State ijtreet, Albany, N. Y. 

Maine Wills. — The following announcement appears in the Portland Ecening 
Express, March 19, ISST : 

'* We have just had the pleasure of looking over the advance proofs of a volume 
of the above title, now in press by Mes-rs. B. Thurston & Co., for William M. Sar- 
gent, Es;|. >.lr. ^ar^ent has been engaged during the winter upon the old records 
of the btate at Allied, and one of the most acceptable results of his labors t'j histo- 
rians, students, antiquarians, the legal profession and genera: readers, is t:;e forth- 
comin; volume. All the wills recorded in and covering all parts of Elaine from the 
beginniu':: of its record history till the separation of the cou'.icies. Ifi^O-lTCO, will be 
printed with full notes, giving all useful probate iufjrmatioa. This was considered 
60 impjrtant an undertaking by the committee of the last Icgi.'^lature, that state aid 
was extended in the way uf a liberal subscription towards the cost of publishins. 
Mr. Sariieat's reputation and painstaking care will ensure a carefully prepared 

An AccorNT of the Parish Registef.s of St. BrTOLPn BisnorcATE, London. — 
This paper by tiie Rev. Mr. Kallen, which is reprinted from the City Pnss, con- 
tains a'^o Bemarks on the History of Parish Eesisters. It will be sent free to those 
of our readers who are interested in English Church Registers, on aiiplication to 
the author, the Kov. A. W. Cornelius Hallen, Ti:e Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland. 

\ Town IIisToniEs in Preparation. — Persons having facts or documents relating to 
I any of these towns are advised to send them at once to the person engaged in writ- 
ing the hi.-t ,'ry of that town. 

tTaminrjh.nii, JJ.755. — By the Rev. J. H. Temple, author of " History of \Vhate- 
ly," " lii.-t'ry of JS'jrthlieid," etc. The author has been engaged on this work for 
over ten yearrf. It is now in press and will be issued early in May. It is largely 
composed of original rec<'>rds and d.ioumerits, and comprises annals of t:;e Indian 
occupation, tlio cumin:r of the Engli-h 6ettier«, wit'a detailed accounts of ti.e organ- 
izatiou and pr-'^rress (,f the ti.wn. The Genealogical Register comprises uvcr live 
thouiii'.d liimiiierf. The book will be published by the town, in one bvo. volume of 
abjut MiO p. ges. suhj-tantially bound in clotb. Price bound, j^o, or to subscribers 
m advi!:i-e, .<!. It will b.> iurnisiicd unbound at .<3.50. ftubfrcriptiuus received by 
J. II. T'euip.i; and E. F. Kendall. Fi'amingham C e'ltre ; L. F. Fuller. SasoaviUe; 
Dr. ti.-Mii'u Kice, South Framinsham ; J. S. Williams, N^iliscot. 

\\\,udbury. Conn. By William Cotlircn, of Wo'jdbury, Conn.— Mr. Cnhren 
publi;hi.d in lP.'>i the CrsC volume of his History of Ancient Woodbury. ^ The vol- 
ume has bet-n 1 .ng trjt of print, and he prupoies, if 3jO copies are subscribed fur at 
$4 a volume, to reprint it. 

224 Societies and their Proceedings. [April, 

Gen-e.vt,ogies i\ PuErARATiON.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnisli the eunipilers oi' thi;-c gencalogiea wicli records of tlicir own n\milie3 and 
other informiition which they, think may be ufefiil. We would su!:!re.-,t that all 
facts of interest illustrating: lauiily history or ciiaracter he conimunicu'teJ, espeeially 
service under the L'. S. Government, the holdin:^ of other offices, graduation from 
colleges or prof'eSBional schools, occupation, with places and dates of birtli, mar- 
riages, residence and death. When there are more than one Chri.-tian name they 
should all be given in full if possible. No initials should be used when the full 
names are known. 

Brown. By Mrs. A. J. Lulkley, 167 South Elliott Place, New York city.— This 
book will be devoted to the descendants of Chad P.rown, an early .settler in Provi- 
dence, and an elder of the lirst Baptist Church there. It will be based on a pam- 
phlet on the Brown family, printed in 1S5I by Hugh H. Brown, of Providence, 
and compiled, we think, by Henry Truman Bockwith. Mrs. Bulkley has been cq- 
gaged for nearly three years in comiiiling this work. 

Button. By ^Y. Tracy Eu.stis. — Mr. Eu^^tis is compiling a genealogy of the Dut- 
ton family, and would like any facts illustrating it. 

Khifjs/.ury.—llon.Fredmck J. Kingsbury, of Waterbury, Conn., has been for 
several years collectinir material for a genealogy of the descendants of Henry Kings- 
bury, of Haverhill, Mass. He has now placed this material in the hands of M'Tss 
Mary King.-bury Talcott, of Hartford, for co!uplction and arrangement. Persons 
having niaii rial to contribute, or are otlicrwise interested, are requested to com- 
municate with Miss Talcott, 003 Sigourney Street, Hartford. Conn. 

Norihrup. By the Hon. A. Judd Northrup, Syracuse, N. Y. — Judje Northrup 
has been engaged for some time in collecting facts in regard to those'hearinfr the 
eurnauie or'Northrup, Northrop, Northrope, and other variations of the niiiae,^with 
the intention of printing a genealogy of the family. He solicits irenealo^icarfact.' 
and in return wiil furnis.'i information which he'possesses as to the history of the 
inquirer. Circulars stating the information desired sent on apj'lication. ' \ 

Porter. By Henry Pora-r Andrews, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y.— Tills work I 

•which was announced by us in July, IS31 (^an!e, xxxv. 282),^i3 in the pres's. A pre- i 

liminary volume was issued in handsome ro3'aI Svo. in 185-3 (ante, sxxvi. 346). The 
book now in press will be a very extensive work, and will be issued in the same ele- • ! 
gant style as the preliminary volume. ' j 

Price.— II. A. Brock, Esq., of Richmond, writes to the editor of the Register : *1 

For a wealthy member of the family, who designs to publish it in book tuna J j 

have for several years been gathering data for a Price genealogy, and have quite' a j 

mass of materials relating to Virginia. " ' .• 

The family is scattere^i through several states, and by tradition is of Welsh ex- ' 

traction. t 

The late Mrs. Henry Wood, the novelist, was a representative of the Massachu- i 

setts branch. i 

1 so icit correspondence with all interested in the proposed publication. l 

Richmond, Va. K. j^. Broce. j 

Steere. By the Rev. J. P. Root, of Providence, R. I.— Rev. Mr. Root is prepar- 
ing a Genealogical Register of the descendants of John Steere, of Providence, who ! 
was born 1631 and died 1T2-1. Parties possessing records ot this family, or "other • 
information, will confer a favor by communicating with the compiler. I 


6 I 


New-E.vglant> Historic Gexea logical Societv. 

Boston, Massac/iu.^etts, Wednesday, September i, 1886.— The first mcetin<»' after 
the summer recess was held at the Society's House, 18 Somerset Street, this'after- 
noon at three o'clock, the president, the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., LL.D., 
in the chair. 

President Wililer announced that the Royal Historical Society were to celebrate 
in October the SOOth anniversary of the completion, in 10=6. of the Domesday Sur- 
vey. Resolutions approving the commemoration were passed. 

1887.] Societies and their Proceedings. 225 

Frederick CImsc. of Iliinovcr, N. 11., trensurer of Dartmouth Colle2;c, read a 
paper entitied "TheTowa ot Dresden, 1^. H., a political anomaly of the Revolu- 
tionai-y Peril d." 

Jiilin \Vani Dean, the librarian, reported 79 volumes and 210 pamphlets received 
as donations in June. July aiid Au.icust. 

Tlic Kev. Increase iN. Tarbox, D.D., reported lueuiorial sketches of four members 
recently decea'<ed — Henry Oiulerdonk, Edwin Tiiompoon, Hon. Cliarles Francis 
Conantand Hhi. Amos .\. Lawrence, 
j The f iHov, ii'.i^ irfntlemcn were chcsen as a nominating committee for IS36-7, viz., 

I Hon. Charles l,. Flint, Hon. Natlianiel F. Safford, Rev. Henry X. Hazen, William 
! B. Tra>k and Rev. Waldo I. Barnctt. 

[ October Q. — A quarterly meeting was held this afternoon. President Wilder in 

j the chair. 

j The president announced tliat he had appointed George AY. Marshall, LL.D.. of 

London, and Augustus T. Perkins, A.. M., of Boston, delegates to the Domesday 

i Commemoration in London. A letter was read from Mr. Perkins accepting his 


; I'lie Riv. Edmund F. Slafter, tl;e corresponding Fecretnry. announced with criti- 

' cal remarks and eshil)ited sume of the more imporcant donations, 

j The Rev. William Barrows, D.D., read a paper entitled, ''The United States ; 

j the Empire of the Future." 

I Hun. Ciiailes L. Flint, cliairman of tlie nominating committee, rejiorted tlie 

■' names of John Ward Dean, Rev. Lucius R. Paige, D.D., Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, 

! Jerc-miah Cuiburn, William B. Trask, Henry H. E ies, Henry E. Waiteaud Francis 

I E. Blake, as the committee on publication for the ensuing year, 

i Tlie corre.-^ponding st'Cretar^' reported the acceptance by the following gentlemen 

j of the membership to whicli they had been elected — Hon. George F. lioar, LL.D., 

I of Worcester, and Piiny Earle, M.D., of Nortbarafitun, as resident members, and 

I Rev. George A. Smith, of Alexandria, V^a., as a corresponding member. 

I The historiogra[)her reported memorial sketclics of four deceased members — 

, Charles D. Homans, M.D., Hon. John S. Ladd, Hon. Otis Clapp and Mai. William 

i G. Wise. 

\ The librarian reported 15 volumes and 50 pamphlets as donations in September. 

■ ISov. 3. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon. President Wilder being de- 

tained at h'jme by a slight illness, the Rev. Edmund F. Slafter was cliosen 
I dent i>ro Ian. 

The Rev. Mr. Slafter announced the more important donations, 
j The Rev. Increase N. Tarbux read a paper on " The Early Military Leaders of 

i New England."' 

' The corrc-ponding sccretavy reported the acceptance of the Rev. Charles R. Weld. 

; of B.-.ltimore, Md., as a coire.-poiiding, and of William T. Eastis of Bustou, and 
j Eben Putnim ol Cambridge, as resident members. 

The hi.-t'jriograpucr reported memorial sketches of five deceased members — Silas 
Reed,M.D., James A. Dupee, James F. Williams, Charles WooUey and Francis 
The librarian reported 12 volumes and 120 pamphlets as donations in October. 

Dec. 1. — .\ stated meeting was held this afternoon, the president, the Hon. Mar- 
I shall P. Wilder, LL.D., in the chair. 

j The president announced the death of Hon Chester A. Arthur, ex-president of 

I the L'nited States and an hon.jrary member of this society. President VV'ilder passed 
j an eloquent eufigv upon the character of the deceased statesman. 
I The correspiUKlini: secretary made his usual announcement of donations. 

Cecil H. C. Howard, of Brooklyn, \. Y., read a paper on the Life and Public Ser- 
I vices of Brig. Gen. John \Volcott Piielos."' 

j The corresponding c-ecretary reported the acceptance of membership by John 

i Evans, the Manpiis d"Oyley o'f Paris, France, and the Rev. C. H. Eselyn White 
i of Ipswich, England, as curre.<-poudiug, and George A. Kendall of Boston, Mass., 
j as rc?idtnt members. 

' The hi.-toriiL,'r;iplier reported a memorial sketch of Chester Alan Arthur, late 

] president 01 tiie Lioted States, an honorary member. 

The lii'rarian reported as donations in Novemf)er, 21 volumes and 32 pamphlets. 

VOL. XLI. 20 

I 226 Societies and theiv Proceedtngs. [April, 

Maine Gexeaixjgical Society. 
Portland, March 17, 1837. — The society met this evening at tlie Public Library 
I Rooms. The treasurer m^ule liis annual rep)rt, showing; a balance of $"^'J '^3 on 

\ hand. The liljrarian rupjrtcJ piireliases and donations of a lari^e number of b^joka 

I for the UPC of the society. A committee app )inted to nominate oiEcers for the eusu- 

I inj: year, reported the following, who were elected : 

j President — Fabiiis M. Kaj'. Via- President — Frederick O. Conant. Secretary — 

Charles Burleiyh. Treasurer— Jaincd II. Lunt. Librarian — Stephen M. Watson. 

Old Colony Historical Society. 

Taunton, Mass., Monday, Jan. 10, 18S7. — The annual meeting v/as held this 
evening, the president, Kev. S. llopliins Emery, in the chair. 

President Emery delivered the opening address. 

The flag of the " Taunton Light Guard," Co. G, 4th Keg't Mass. Vols., used in 
the late war for the preservation of the union, was presented to the society. 

Hon. Charles A. Piced made a Report on the papers of the lion. Francis Baj'lies, 
which have been secured for the society. 

Dr. E. U. Junes, tiie treasurer, and Capt. John \Y . D. Hall, tlie libiorian, made 
tlieir annual r.;ports. The treasurer stated tliat tiiere was over .slo'J in tlie treasu- 
ry after closing the purchase of the society's building for .^GSOO, and paying bills 
for sundry improvements and incidental expenses. 

The following gentlemen were elected ofiicers for the ensuing year : 

President. — Kev. ti. Hopkins Emery, of Taunton. 

Vice-Presidents. — Hon. Edmund H. Bennett, of Boston ; Rev. William L. Chaf- 
fin, of Easton. 

Secretary. — [Ion. Charles A. Reed, of Taunton. 

Librarian. — Capt. J. W. D. Hall, of Taunton. 

Treasurer. — Dr. E. U. Jones, of Taunton. 

Histori'^fjrapher. — Hon. AVilliam E. Fuller, of Taunton. 

Directors. — Edgar H. Reed, of Taunton ; Gen. E. W. Peirce, of Freetown ; 
James H. Dean, of Taunton; Hon. John S. Brayton, of Fall River; Elisha C. 
Leonard, of New Bedford ; John F. Montgomery, of Taunton ; with the above- 
named officers ex officiis. 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 
Providence, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1886. — A stated meeting was held this evenintr at 
8 P.M. 

William Gammell, LL.D., president of the society, delivered an address on " The 
Life and Services of the Hon. John R. Bartlett." The address was printed in the 
I Eoening Bulletin, Nov. 3, 1886, and also in pamphlet form {ante, p. 115). 

Nov. 30. — A meeting was held this evening. Hon. J 'hn D. Washburn, of A^c^r- 
! cester, read a paper on '• The Unpublished Biography of President Increase Ma- 

( ther in the Light, of the Recent Commemoration at Harvard University." 

i . Dec. 14.— -\ meeting was held this evening. Claudius B. Farnsworth read a 

i paper on "The Imperial Legislation respecting Christianity." An abstract was 

• printed in the Providence Journal, Dec. 15, IcsG. 

i Dec. 28. — A meeting was held this evening. Prof. E. B. Andrews of Brown 

1 University read a paper entitled, " Sir Henry Maine on the Prospects of Popular 

j Government." 

! Jan. 25, 1887.— A stated mcetinz was held this evening. Dr. F. E. Clark read 

! a paper on " Sanitary Science in Rhode Island." 

i Feb. 8. — The society met this evening. Rev. Samuel L. Caldwell, D.D., read a 

I paper on " Modern Historian.s." 

I Feb. 22 — .\ stated meeting was held this evening. Reuben A. Guiiil, LL.D.. 
librarian of Brown University, read a paper on '• Roger Williams, his Birth. Pa- 

, rentage and Education in tlie Light of Recent Invesciiration." An abstract of the 

j paper was printed in t.'ie Evcnin'j jDullctm, Fib. 23, 1887. It gives additional facts 

I in favor of the opinion expressed by Dr. Guild in a former paper by him read be- 

I fore this society, which wan printed under the title of " Footorints of Roger Wil- 

; liams." Dr. Guild contends that the founder of Rhode LlanJ wa.s " Ro^er Wil- 

! 18S7.] ]!iecroJog]i of Historic Genealogical 8ociet]j. 227 

! liams, goa of William AVilliain>. ;;entlcraan, baptized in the parish church of 
G\vine<ir on the -Jlth of Jaly, 1(300." 

March 6.— A lucetinii was held this evonin;r. Ray (Jrocnc Hulins. of New Bed- 
ford, read a paper on " The Life of Samuel Hubbard, of xN'ewport, 16lO-l6b'J. 

; Virginia Historical Society. 

Richmond, Saturday, Jan. 8, 1887.— A uicetin? of the executive committee waa 
j held thi.-s evening. Vioe-Prcisident Henry in tlie chair. 
! Hon. David C. Richardson was elected a member of the executive committee to 

fill a vacancy. , , , , , i 

R.jboit A. Brock, the secretary, announced that the annual volume was nearly 

I ready for printing. 

! A number of valuable donations were reported. 


Prepared by the Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., Historiographer of the Society. 

Rev. Hexry Ward Beecher, a corresponding member, admitted in 1800, waa 
born in Litchfield, Conn.. June '2\, 1813, and died in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 8, 
1687. Ili.s f\xther was Rev. Lyman Beecher. D.D., born in Nevf Iiaveii, Conn., 
Oct. 1-3, 177o. and his mother was Roxana Foote. The earlier ancestora of Mr. 
Beecher, on his father's side, lived in Guilford, Conn. 

Dr. Lyman Beecher was three times married, and was the father ot twelve cnila- 
ren Of his wives, Roxana Foote the tirst was the mother of eight, and H-.^rriet 
Porter of Portland, Me., the socond wife, was the mother of four. The first child of 
the second wife died in early life. Miss Catharine E. Beecher, the o dest child 
lived bevond the age of eighty. George was killed by an acei.lental discharge of 
his crun'when hunting in Olno. Henry Ward has just passed away at the age ot 
seventy-three. All the other children of the first wife, viz., \\ iHiain H., Edward 
Mary (Mrs. Perkins), Harriet (Mrs. Stowe) and Ciiarle.^ are still livmg, t.iree ol 
them beyond ei-htv, the others between seventy and eiglity. Of the second wife a 
children Frederick as already stated died in infancy; James, the youngest ot the 
family ha^ recently passed away. Isabella (Mrs. Hooker) and Thomas k. are now 
livin'T and r,ot firr from sixty vcars old. All the seven sons who grew to manhood 
became C.i gregational ministns. The record of Henry Wanl iJeecher is so world- 
wide that almost impos.-ible to say anything of him which is unknown to the 
public. He has passed through sreat trials and i^reat triumiihs. Ihe work which 
he did for our country in England, during the war of the Rebellion, was one which 
no other man in the nation could probably have done. It was a unique mis.-^ion, not 
paralleled in the record of time. j • • »v,:o 

One of our newspapers has said, since his death, that no other man dyin^ in this 
country would have le.t so large and deep an impression upon the puhiic mmd witti 
the single excepti.m of the President. ,,• n • iv v ii„,^ 

The wife of Mr Beechor's vouth .-^rvives him. bhe was Miss Eunice AV . Lullard, 
of Siutton, ils., sister of Rev: A.a BuUard of Cambridge. Mr. beecher graduateu 
at Amhei-t College in 183 1. and ^tudied theology under hi.s lat.ier at Lane bemi- 
nary, Ohio. He came to Brooklyn in 1847, from Indianapolis, ind. 
" He was a man, take him for all in all 
I shall not look upon his like again." 

Henry Onderdonk. Jr., A.M.. of Jamaica, N. Y^, a con^^'-^P'^nding member 
adndtted June 11, 1861. was horn at Manhasset, N. Y, June 11 L-t I. and 
died f.t Jamaicii. June 21. l-«. His father was Joseph Ondcvdonk, ^ ho was 
born N..V. 14, 176H. and died Feb.- 8, l8.rJ. and his mother was Dorothy .Mon- 
foort who was born Dec. CI, I7r,7. and died May 15, 184S. He was the hfth in 
de-cent from Adrian Andrcwse Onderdonk. who came to this eoiintry from 
Holland before the year lti72, and settled at Flatbusb, L. I. Hi^ wife waa 

228 Xtci'ologn of Historic Genealogical Society. [April, 

M:-i>i V.n dor Vlirt. nn.l tVcy ^vcrc rnrvicl Oct. 20. ICRS. Mr Ondc-nlonk 
e.nlain' the me:-.nm^' of the ll.nuly as f^Uows It i. composed of two ^v.v■I., 
O" ?^r t!,o s-iiue as our urd.r, and /) >nh^ a city of L, land-undor or -^l;^;to I>^nk 
T!ie Vihi-ct of i'M6 «:ce:.h wi^ lnv)n-:it no oi. h;s fatlior s plaoo. hat caily >h..\; m- 
a s' u,v: 1> ve or lc.niH-.- r^nd h„ >!<s. h. so.r^ht a puhlic education lie was (.n- a 
time in he cias. of ISC^. Ilnna.l Coll,-,., hut -ivas .^"^uatod fnnn C.duu.U^ 
Colle;;e. Now York, in JSOT. I^ l^'^j''^ ^^/^^'V;'* ^'^"^^^-^tltV^H r^ 
teacher, and !or a long period, IfeSO-lSfK"., !;c was the principal of Un.on-llall Acad.-.iiy 

""''lo hi^^'life^s'^ teacher, he added that of a public writer. lie held a ficilc and 
ski a. pen e.neoially as a historian. His works lar^Tor or smaller were^many 
The t t r.-f a few if tiie.n wo will ,ive. l^roluUonnry ^f "^7':;/ Q^ ;/',,. 
Count, .\. Y. This was published in l^lfi. R^ruhUmarp Inri^k'il. o/^uJ^kK 
anlh-lnrj^s Counf,rs ■ puhl'.h.ed in 1810. QwenS Cou.l, '-/:^'^.^^.^;-^.; ^;;^- 
Lorn Is-'vid ii 0;un Tun,.^, ISTO ; and niauy otliers. 11. s t^^^^°^"'\:■^'}';^^;V"''^'; 
attracted wide attenti .n, -and he wa.s elecied honorary or corresponding' meinher of 

various hi-tor'cal and "■enealoiiieal -'icieties. . , • n ..• , 

iwas also a writeiM,n montl subjects, and was deeply interested in all questions 
pertaining to human welfare and progress. i..i^„l. v„p no lono 

^ Mr. Ooderdonk was married ro his c .a<.n Mar.a H. Onderdonk, Nov. -J- 1^-^- 
She was hrcn ac Manhas^ot in ISOO. and died at damuca, Jan. 2/ , 18.o 11^ t. lO 
two Children ^ son and duu.^hter. Adrian and Bli.abeth. Adrian was horn Deo J/, 
ISu and m-ur.^d .Nl. W. l>ea.-a!l, Feb. U, 1S36. He is a farmer, and has three 
children, Maria, Tiiomas W . and Lottie P. 

Otis Ci \ri> E^r,., a re-ident member, admitted April 8. 1870. was horn in West- 
hamn'ri m" '- J. arc!. -3. I80n, and diod i?e„t. 18. 18-fi. at the house ot h-s sou 
Mr Wilkin-- mClapp, of lirookline. lie and his son were m business t^~'f hev as 
h!;n^.pUhic;innS^cists,at3Albion Baildin.. Beacon Scree. f^J Jj f- -- 
Elisha Dasc.m Clapp, born in Southampton. Mass., Feh^l/, ^YilVn! U ke Jan 
wi^ Sillv Wi-e of W esthampton, Mass., i)orn Au;,'. 2. 1/8J. 11 i^; i<-aj 
:,Se?t!:r vv^s R.4r Clapp. iho^e wife was Joanna f„rd. of the "^-^^-^-^^^'^^ 
ickco-uDanv, wluj came over to Dor.-hester m the summer of ir...O ..o-er Uapp 
wa, boni In Eivdand. \pril f5. IfiOO. From him the I...0 runs throu^'a Eioer 
?;Sse^ved^:ia^rb^rnin'Dorc '.ester in 1013^ whose wi^. was ^^^^'^^l^] 
SmueV born^in Northampton. Mass., 1077. ^/^^/'^^ ^^If -^^™,^,V\; ^^U 
Sirnnel *h^rn in 17U wh .S3 w fe was MindwoU btron- : and iimotoj, «.io.e 
S^ was Ra^v^BlsJom Then fbUows his tUther, Elisha Bascom,^ already men- 
ti mrrrmakin-' Mr Otis Clapp of the seventh American srcncration. . , , ., 

"•'^C?.^ was educated iri fhe schools of his native town, and -^ tram j\^^ 
under t^.e hi^. and faithful ministry of R.v. Enoch ] >] - P^^''^ tlu^re l;,;^-/,^ .; a.tpiuu s^iy o ^^..^ of the na^h 

'^'::^^ edS3 and^p^lShed by" Mr ^Nathan Hale, son of Kcv, liale, 
'liipp'fl iDiitlier. Ill liic cauntin; 
AtterWiirJs he cnij^v.'td in llie ii 
Dinme-s ...r ..,,«:.=.. ...... .-omeii.nes in fV'panJ »■•;'"'•'''- , . :^,.,„„ ,•,,■,, 

Mr Clapn was twice married. His fust wile . r--.,^ 

P.ater dau'hter .d•^h■. Svlvanos Porter. nfC-ston. Ims '."f^jl^Vf -'^"•:, T. '■•;': 
Au-r2;K\633 S^edied Oct. 27. 1813. II. ^^^J^^^^^^r'^^l^^^^^ »"''• "' 
Ma?v Iladley. dau.::hter of Dea. Moses lladley. bhe ^•'^; j'.'-;^ '«•,,, "j^-,,,. True 

Mr Clapi cnioyc I the conOdence of tellow men to a ue ue irc. 
to his nr « ni<e/and faithful in all duties, it wa=; but natural that he shonh. h. -.. bd 
o a yixt';;Se;^if public duties and trusts. The B....n J^-'--^'^;- ,- 
his death, gays: *' Mr. Clapp was a man who could not iail .0 win tie rune.t 
and esteem ot every one who enjoyed his acquaintance. 

EDW.^aD Eaton Bowe:., Esq., a corre^pomlin^ "'f'f "■ -^'{ll'lll^il.f v^' v M^Si 
was b ,ru in \Vood>to,k. Conn., < 'pt. 20. iSlo. and , " 1^' -1>^ A^^U -C 
14 18^7. His dMCh was very «ud.U-n and un •xpecced. ^^.^^^'^f H; V;^;', ^ ^ 
tt'ls one ..f fiicy me^nb-TS of the i;i-"'-t^^'^r-^J J^^"^'^;.:'^^ ; ^olace In 
beloved and honuml p.-..-tor, R^'- 1-'\'T .' .^^^'..^.i^r^f'wi/numborcd^ wUh the 
Gretnwood Cemetery, and on Mond.ij viie li-i ue niui^-n 


1887.1 Necrology oj Historic Genealogical Socktij. ^229 

The father of Mr. P.owen was Mr. George B)wen, born in Wnod.^t )ok^ Jane 8, 
17'tO and liis jnothcr was Lvdi;x Wolcott Kiton, born in Dudley, M^., T^J. 

iliWvalipst Anioricnn nnec?tjr was Henry B)wcn, of R;s!iiivy. wbo came to this 
coiintrv in lt)3e. His s<^n> lienrv and J.<lni \v,-.e ot the thirtc. n pioneers inchidm^ 
sncli iiauuf<a.s Matthew Davis, Tli'.mas Caeon, Peter .A«ninwa!l. Jusei)h Li)rd and 
Ebenezer ^Jurri.*, wiio went in IGmG lu .<py ont tl.e wild land lu what is now Wood- 
stock Conn., where thev made a laru'c purchase, and were tlic first settk-rs ot that 
goodly tjwn. whose :2o"0Lh annivcv^ary was celebrated last year. John bowen, 
brother of Henry, was amonic the early proprietor.s. Snice tliat time the name 
Bowcn has been conspicaous in Wood.-^tock. and ot hrte years Henry C. i^owen, 
brother of Edward, has done more than any otiier man to make W ood>tocli iCselt 
con«pi'^aous. From a carefully prepared o'litnary notice which appeared in the 
New York Independent, March 21, 16S7, we take tiic followini!; parsa-c : — 

" He married, June 15th, ISOG. at Meriden, Conn., Miss .Soplu-onia T. Atwell, 
eldest dau-hter of the Rev. George C. Atwdl. After his father s death in 1846. 
Edw ird succeeded hini in baiir.ess. Connected with the store was the post-olhee, 
^vhich din-inc^ f..ny-firo year.s wa.s held officially by the three generanons But 
vour^ E.lwar'l wa.n ambitious for a lar-or tiold of labor, and came to New i^ork in 
l8J2^f..llowinn- his brotlier Henry. He becime a member of the new hvm ot hly, 
Ciann & Bowen. dealers in drv goods. He remained ui this business tor a number 
ofveir-^ nndafrerwird to >k the Dosition of deputy coUect'.i- in the United States 
InterrarKcvenue Oiiice in Brooklyn. He subsrqr.ently entered upon the banking 
bu<ints5 in Wall Street under the firm name of Fitch & Bowen, al rer ward Lt ley & 
Bowen from which he retired ten years a-o. Ele then reentered the Internal Kevenue 
Office as deputy collector, reiuainioa in service until after the last eiiange o admin- 
istration wiien he resionel. His health wa^ now seriously uiipaireLl, to lowing a 
Da^lvtic atiection. althougli he recovered sufficiently to maintain all but his active 
nbvMCal p iwers. Tlie imiuediate cause of his death was apoplexy. He was a man 
offline phv^lqucof sterling integrity, of gentle and amiable disposition, and was 
deeply attached to his cliiMren and his home. He early became a member ot the 
Con-rcgational Church in Woodstock, and was afterward connected with the )^cj- 
mouth Church, Bio-jklyn." 

WiiLiAM Richards Lawrf.xck, M.D., a life member, admitted Jan. 25, 
1871, was born in Boston. Mhv3, 1812, and died in .Swampscot, Sept. 20, 188.5 
Hi* father was Amos« Lawrence, born in Groton, :Mass., Apr. 22, 1-86, and 
his" moth-^- was Sarah Richards, born in Boston, July 25, 1790. His grand- 
father was Dea. Samuel,* of Groton, born Apr. 24, 1754, who was son of 
Amo= * of Groton, born Feb. 19, 1715, who was son of John.^ ot Groton, 
born ju'v "9, 1667, who was son of Nathaniel.* of Groton. born Oct. to, 1639, 
■who was' >on of John,"' baptized in England in 16U9, and who came to this 
country a d settled in V.'atertown. 

Hi' education was extended and thorough. At the age of ei^rht years he was 
sent "to the Groton Acadcmv, where he remained two years. Then he entered 
the Public Latin School in Boston for a vear, thence he went to Dummer 
Academv Bvfield. where he remained three years. Afterward he was a year 
at school in Gardner. -Me. In ls28, at the age of sixteen, he went abroad fora 
fini"-hed European education. Ho was studving under accomplished teachers in 
Paris, Versailles, and in Spain for nearly four years. He returne.l home m July, 


He was oraduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1845, and as .a physician 
he ha* been lar^elv en-a-ed in charitable work through publi<.- ho.<pitals. His 
life ha'= thus been made"exceedin_dy useful, and he will be mourned by many who 
have personallv known his kindness, and enjoyed the benefits of his medical 

^^^^^:^ marriage in St. Paul's Church, Boston Dee. 6, 1838, with 
Su*an Coombs Dana, daughter of Rev. Samuel Dana, ot Marblehead, Ms. From 
thi* marria^^e there were three sons: Fran.-is William, born at Nov. 
20,"l.-3'j; Arthur, born in same place, Aug. 22. 1«42; and Robert Means, born 
in Boston, May 14, 1847. 

Hon. Amos Adams Lawrf„nce, A.M.. brother of the preceding, a life mem- 
ber admitted to the Society Oct. 15, 1847, was born m Boston, Jul/ 31, 
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i 230 jSTecrohgy ofllisioric Genf.alo^icril Sociefi/. [, 

iSll, aiul died at Lomrwood, Brooklino, Au^. 22, 13S6. lie re^oivcfl his Lr.p- 
tismal ir.uue from Rl-v. Adios Adams, pastor ot the First Church in Iloxbniy, 
175;)-177.'j. He v.-as tlio ~cin of Amos Lavivnre. of Bo.-ton. by liis fii->i'e, 
Sarah Ridiards, of Pcdhaui. II's mother dyiim in Lis early life, he vrns sent in 
181S to the home of hi? grandparents in Groton, wliere he rcmr.incd till his 
father's second marria-e. vhen he was tnken back to Boston. 

Tie T\-as fitted for coIIe_'e at the Putnam Academy, in Xortli An.fover, and vr;\s 

jrradnnted at Harvard ('o!k-2;e in 1S35. in a class of 57. Amoncr hi^ chissniates were 

Prof. Geo. J. Abbott, Georc:<.' Beinis, Esq., Prof. Charles Chaunccy Sliaekford, and 

Ebenezer Roekwood Henr, LL.D. Very soon after leavin;^' college, he was led 

naturally by Lis family connections into business, which i,'rew into large and 

! cominandiiig proportions. His first instruction in this department was in the 

counting room of Almy and Patterson. But in 1S37 he beg;in business for iiini- 

! self as a commission merchant. In a few years the firm was Lawrence & Stone, 

■ and later Roliert M. Mason was associated with him. lu these later years 

I Lawrence & Co., at their store G3 C'hauncey Street, were the agents for the sale 

of the cloths manufactured by the Pacific iliUs, the Cocheco Co., and the 

i Salmon rails Co. 

\ In 1841 he was united in marriac;e with Miss Sarah E. Applctoii. daughter of 

: Mr. William Appieton. From this marriage there were seven children. 

I In l.s-i8 he and his brother William R. Lawrence bought a tract of land in the 

i town of Brookline, and in ISol they established their residence there, giving the 

\ name of Lonswood to tiia- section of the town. 

j In his father's house, ^Ir. Lawrence had before him an example of simple and 

; noble living', joined to munificent Christian benevolence. In the Lawrence 

] Genealoiry it is stated, that between the years lS4i and 1854, Mr. Amoa 

! Lawrence gave away in wide spread charities more than SSOO,000, and all this 

i -was done in a most quiet way, with an entire absence of ostentation. The 

;. qualities of the father descended to the son. The man who hr? ju it passed av.-ay 

j will be known and remembered as one of Boston's noblest citizens. He was 

I admirable in the grace ani simplicity of his manners. The law of goodness and 

', benevolence was in his very look. Every or.e was at ease in his presence. Yet 

j he was a man of high principle and an earnest defender of the ri^ht. His 

{ ener<ry in resisting wrong in Kansas in lS.j(i will be ever kept in reun.mhrance 

f on that soil, bv the citv which bears his name. 

Edwix THor^tPSOX, Esq., a life member, admitted Xov. 6, 18G'>, was 
Lorn in Charlesrown, ^Is., A?n-. 12, ISi."^., and died in Bo-ton, June 17, 1S:;(3. 
His father was Hon. Charles Thompson, -State Senator and member of the 
Governor's Council, who was born July 9, 1738. His mother was Nancy 
Wyman, born Jan. 24, 1821, and who died Nov. 13, 1371. His earliest Ameri- 
can ancestor on his father's side was James' Thompson, who was admitted 
(with Ks wife Elizabeth) to the church in Woburn. 163.3. From him the 
ancestral line ran through Jonathan,- Jonathan,^ Jaboz,^ Timothy,* Timothy,* 
Charles,^ making the subject of this sketch of the ei^h'Ii American generation. 

Re was never married, but continued to live at his old home in Charlestown, 
until the death of his mother. His sister, Mrs. Ellen M. Doubleday, v.-ife of Mr. 
John G. Doubleday, of New York, furnishes the following brief and interesting 
sketch of his life: 

" His early life was spent in Charlestown, and he was educated at the public 
school. After graduatincr, he entered the counting i-ooin of ilessrs. Se^omb & 
Bartlett, in Boston. He'remained with thcni a few years; his health filling ia 
1849 he sailed around Cape Horn to Valparaiso. Chili, and on the voyage 
he acquired a knowledge of Spanish. Finding the cli-natc congenial, he re- 
mained tfipre nine years^ During that time he was extensiv<dy engaged in the 
shipping' business, in connection with his broth.-r the late Charles Thonqisou, Jr. 

" On his return to the United States, in 1858, he continued his Chilian business 
until the close of our Civil War, after which he went into the cotton business in 
Boston, in which he continued until his health a-ain be^^ari to fail, causing hi,n 
to give up all active occupation. He ruade two trips to Europe during this time, 
in search of health. 

1887.] yecj'ology of Historic Genealogical Society. 231 

" In 1S81 he removed to Xew York city, ami since then has devoteil his time to 
his books. I may add he w;is n mm of line literary att:iinnients, speaking' several 
languages fluently, an expert chemist, and he [)osse.■•^ed an extensive knowledge 
of mines and nuniri'^. 

" In social life his ready wit and fund of humor maile him an agreeable com- 

Cii.VRLKS Dl-dli-^y IIo^[AX3, ^I.D., a life member, admitted May 6, 18C0, 
was born in Brooklield, !Mass , Dec 6, 1S26, and died at Mount l/esert, Me., 
Sept. 1, 1S86. His father, John IXomans. !M.D., who was a leadinc; physician of 
Boston, was born Sept. IS, 1793, and his mother, Caroline Walker, wr.s born 
June 20, 1797. His grandfather, Dr. John Iloaians, was a revolutionary 
surgeon, and his great-grandfather, of the same name, came to this country from 
England about the year 1728. 

The subjecb of this sketch was fitted for college, in the Boston Latin School, 
and was graduated at Harvard College in the class of 18 iC, having amoncr his 
classmai-es a croo llv number of emiiu'iit men, including such names as Prof. 
Francis J. Chi!,I. LL.D., Prof. AVilliam Frederic Prid-e, Prof. Calvin Ellis, 
Prof. Fitz Edu-ard ilall, William Thaddeus Harris, President Charles Short, 
LL.D., of Eenyon College, and George Frisbie Ho:ir, LL.D. A brother of his, 
John Homans, ^I.D., gr.aduated at Harvard in 1SJ8, is also a distinguished 
physician; and a son, John Homans, graduated in 1S7S, is now a practising 
physician in this city. 

Dr Homans was united in marriage, ilay 6, 1856, with Miss Eliza Lee 
Lothrop, eldest daucrhter of the late Samuel K. Lothrop, D.D.. for fortv-two 
years the pastor of Brattle Street Church. From this marriage there were three 
chiMren, the son above named, and two dauihters. one of whom is dead. 

The Bos'on Jouiiial of Sept 2 thus sums up the record of the honors which 
he has enjoyed, and of the good name which he has established for himself in 
this city of his public activities: 

''He was President of the Massachusetts Humane Society for two years, 
President of the Massacliusetts Jledical Society until two weeks ago when he 
resigned, and was a uicmber of the first surgical statt at the Boston City IIospitaL 
At the time of his death he was senior visiting surgeon at the City Ilospiral. Those 
■who have enjoyed the ac(iuainrance of Dr. Homans. in professional or social life, 
will keenly leel the loss that the conununity has sustained. His large practice 
carried him into many circles, where he was not only esteemed as the good 
physician, but his kindly acts created naany closer relations growing out of esteem 
for the man."' 

For two years before his death, he had been suffering from poison received into 
his system, in his surgical practice at the City Hospital, and his death is probably 
traceable to this cause. 

Hon. CHE5TER Alax Artiiur, LL.D., Ex-President of the United States, 
an Honorary member, admitted Dec. lo, 1884, was born in Faiifield, \'t., Oct. 
5, 1830. and' dieil at his residence in Lexington Avenue, Xew York City, Nov. 18, 
1886. His father was Rev. William Arthur, a Baj)tist clergyman, who came to 
this country from Ireland about the year 1813. He was of the Scotch-Irish 
stock, and was a graduate of Belfast Liuversity. He landed in Can::da. He 
was united in marriaije not long after, with Miss ^lelvira Stone, dauzhtor of a 
^lethodist, her parents opposing the m.itch. At the time of the birch of his son 
Chester, the father was preaching to a little church in Fairtleld, not very 
far from the Canadian line. He'died at Newton viUe, X. Y., Oct. 27, 187 J. 

Like his father, young Arthur had to stru-_'gle for his education, and was grad- 
uated at Union College in 1848 in a class of one hundred He wa3 one of the 
leading scholars of the class. He bi gan the stu-ly of law soon after his grailua- 
tion, at the Bailston Law School. His law studies wore diversified by teaching, 
in order to secure the needful money for completing his education. He taught 
for a time at North Pownal, Vt. ' In 1853, he went to New York city, and 
studied in the law-ollice of E. D. Culver. He afterwards became a law partner 
with Henry D. Gardiner, Esq. la 1855, ]Mr. Arthur, then only twenty-five 


N^ecroJojD of Historic Genealogical Society. [April, 

years old, was counsel in a suit, to dcfciul the Interests of a colored woman wlio 
had been rudely put off from the street car, simply and solely because of her 
color. Iler riulit to ride in the street cars undi.'r our laws was clearly established 
in the courts, and from that time the habit, which had before pi'cvailed, of for- 
bidding colored people ihe common use of the street ears in New York city, was 
broken and discontinued. 

Mr. Arthur was united in marriage in the year 1859, with ^fiss Ellen Lewis 
Herndon, a southern laily of graceful cuUure. She died in 1880. From this 
Diarriage there were two children, a son and a daughter. Chester Alan Arthur, 
Jr., a graduate of Princeton College, is now studying law in Now York city. 
His sister Nellie Arthur is now sixteen or seventeen years of age. 

JBy the assassination of President Gr.ruold, when Vice President Arthur v,-as 
suddenly called to the Presidential Chair, great anxiety was felt throughout the 
country as to the result. But he rose to the hiih responsibilities thus laid upon 
him, T^'ith a dignity and ability that secured for him the thorough approbation of 
the American people. The papers in all parts of the country, North, South. East 
and V.'est, since his de::th, have united in expressions of commendation for ihe 
man and his administration with a unaniuuty that is remarkable. Of courtly 
presence and address, with a kind and generous heart, and a love of that 
which is just and rijiht. his life at the V'.'hite House vras dignified, and emi- 
nently befitting the chosen ruler of a great people. 

Ariel Low, Esq., of Boston, a life member, admitted to the society June 9, 1870, 
was born in Esses, Mass., Sept. 29, ISO.'i, and died in Boston, Jiinuary 5, 1885. His 
father was Wilham* Low, burn in E-s<x. Mass., April lU, 17S1, d. Dec. O, l.>f)6, 
and his mother was Polly Gidding-:, born in E-sex, Jan. 10. IToI. d. Feb. 19, lbo7. 
.•\ricl Low was a descendant in the 7tii generation from Thomas^ Low, who set- 
tled at Ipswich, 2ilass., as early as IGU, and died there Sept. 8, 1677: through 
Tftomas- (who died April 12, 1712, a. 80) by wife Martha, dau. of Thomas and 
Margaret B'n'caian ; Dacid^ (b. Aug. 14, 1G67, d. June 2, 1746) by wile Mary, dau. 
of Caleb and Mary Lamb ; Caleb* by wife Abi;:ail, dau. of Thomas and Abigail 
Tarney ; nV//ia//i* (b. May 27, 1754) by wife Sarah Proctor; and William,^ hia 
lather above named. 

As a Ijoy under ten years of age, he att.mded school at what was known as the 
Old North Scliool of Essex. After that he was fjr.sume time under the care of Rev. 
Dr. "William Co_^swed, a graduate of Dartmouth 1811. afterwards secretary of the 
American Education Society, and the first editor of the Rel;istep.. At tiie aac of 
[ sixteen he left his home to seek his fortunes. In 1836 he came to B.iston and waa 

[ employed for four years in the firm of .McConnell & Avery. In 1841 he went to 

! New York and was emphiyed one year by Mr. Loring .Andrews, who tlien to^k liim 

! intop: rtnership. He did not; get rich here, but w-is surrounded by good inaueac!.s, 

i and was ac4uiring valuable business experience. He then returned to Boston and 

! became a partner with his brother Gilman S. Low, in the hide and leather business, 

[ in whicli connecti'jn he remained till 1S52. 

I Then he went into the wholesale hide and Icatlier business for him.self, his place of 

!. business being 20 Blackstone Street. Tlie crisis of 1857 tried him severely, but he 

i passed through it without failure. In 1850 John G. Gary was taken in as a 

partnL^r. In 1802 Charles W. llersey became a member of the firm, and later J. 
H. .Merrill, and the firm name became L)W, Herscy & Co. In July, 180.5, the busi- 
! ness wa.s removed o Con2:ress Street, and afterwards to its present locality in High 

f Street. These later years were prosperous and successful. Mr. Low retired from 

■'■ active participation in the business in 1833. 

1 He was a man calm in his judgments, not easily m^ived by passion or prejudice, 

I and one emintrntly to be trusted. He leaves a widow and five children. 

; FR.\NCr5 Grigsox, Esq., a corresponding member, admitted Oct. 7, 1885, 

: was born at AVhinher;:h Rectory. Norfolk, Encrland, Awx- 4, 1852, and died in 

London, Sept. 25. IS'^O. His' father was the Rev. Wiilian^ Gri^son, M.A., 
Rector and Patron of Whinber^^h with Westfield. Norfolk. The father had been 
a correspondiu.r memi;er of this Society chosen in ISoTJ, when the son was 
only one year eld. His mother was ^lar^aret Hales, born Nov. 23, 1817. The 
i family traces its descent from Rev. William Grigscn, M.A., Rector of ITard- 

icgha'm. Norfolk, who died in 1G30, just as Gov. John Wiutlirop and Lis compa- 
ny reached these American shores. 

1887.] JVecroIor/ij of Historic Genealogical Soviet y. 233 

The sal)j\'ct of thii fketch was cdiicatcil in ;i private sriiool at E:ist Dcn>liam, 
Norfolk Co., kept by the Hov. .fosejili Tliompsou. iiiid afteru-anls at the Kilward 
VI. Grauii^.iar b'fhool, at Tiiirv St. Eiliminils. Suffolk, Mhidi v/.is uriiler tlio 
char<re of Ilov. A. 11. Woati^L^n. lie was iiniU'd in marri:>','e nt tlie parish 
church. Clai>huni. Surrey. \\\'S- 2. 1881. witli Anna, youn;.Tfr (lan'^iiiir of the late 
John Eilwanl All.-^oliook, of Woithing, Norfolk. From thi.s marriage there are 
two children, a son and a daii<ihter. 

The folliiwin.: from Notes and Queries. Oct. IC. 1SS3. as nlsoan extract from a 
letter of J. Paul llylands. F.S.A., to the editor of the Rkgistkk, will give a 
distinct idea of tlie man, liis tastes and habits. 

Mr. Francis Griirson, who died at his residence, 45 Alma Square, St. John's 
Wood, X. W., London, Sei)t. 2.3. aged 34. was a younger son of the lute Rev. 
William Crigson, Rector of Whinhergh and Wes'tfield, Norfolk, who was an 
indefatigable genealogist. Inheritin;?- his father's tastes. Mr. Gri'_'son relin- 
quished the commercial training which he had commenced at Llovd's Bank in 
Birmingham, in order that he miuht adopt as a profession that with which he had 
for several years occupied himself as a pastime. ^Fr. Gri'json worked con amove, 
and will long be remembered as an accurate and industrious evnealouist, whose 
skill in overcoming the ditliculties which form the charm of genealogical pursuits, 
was of a very hi<_di order. 

Tlie letter of Mr. Ry lands says: 

" You will be sorry to hear of the death of our friend Mr. Francis Grio^son. at 
the early age of 34. He died of consumption of the throat, which reached his 
lungs a few weeks only before his death. I saw him at the end of last year, and 
though he was cheerful and hopeful, his wife told me that there was really very 
little hope of hisiccovery. He was a remarkably industrious and persevering 
genealogist, and he seemed to have a special gift for unearthing hidden items 
of genealo'iical interest; his knowled2;e of the records in the various Probate 
Courts in England was really wonderful, and occasionally he discovered in them 
interesting records, the existence of which was unknown to their custodians." 

See Biography of Rev. William Grigson, his father, Register, July, 1881, 
vol. XXXV. page 28 7-8. 

Hox. Cn.vRr.ES Fr.a.xcis Conaxt, a resident member, admiticd April 17, 
18S3, who died at Cambridge, Mass., July 26, 1886, was born in IMilford, X. H., 
Apr. 22, 183.3. He was descended from Roger Conant, Governor of the Cape 
Ann colony and first settler of Salem ; through Lot ;'- Ro2:er,' v.-ho moved from 
Beverly to Concord ; Israel ;* Israel,* who moved from Concord, ilass. to Merri- 
mack, X. H. ; John f Benjamin Israel, '^ who settled in M Iford, X. II. 

iiis father Benjamin Israel Conanc was a prominent business man of Milford 
for many years : he married 1st, Louisa Hammond Gutterson. of Tililford. and 
2nd, Lucy Maria Crosby, of Amherst. Charles F. was the oldest of four child- 
ren by the firjt wife. He married 19 January, 1-SGO, Harriet Lincoln Shaw, of 
Canton. Mass.. by whom he had three children, ail of whom survive. 

]Mr. Conrnt was ed'icateil in tlie public schools and academy at ililford, after 
which he c(^ntinued his studies under private instructors. At the Ijcginning of 
the war ho eali.ned for three months, and helped r.'Jsc a company of three mouths 
men. The company was not sent out of the state, and shortly aiterv.-ards Mr. 
Conant accepted a position in the War Department, at Wa^Lingt. n, v.-here he 
remained till ISG.j, when he entered the Treasury Department. In 1370, after 
several promotions he became chief of the Division of Estimates, 'Warrants and 
Appropriations: and July 1, 1874, was ajipointed by President Grant, Assistant 
Secretary of Trea.-ury. Mr. Conant is, with perhaps a sinirle exception, the 
only person -vho li:is risen from the lowest grade of clerkship to the second 
position in tlie Treasury Dcpnrtir.ent. His long experience in the department 
and fauiiii.rity with ilie details of its manac;cniciit. enabled him to a>>unie Iiis 
new duties easily, v.-hile his faithfulness and ireniality rendered his appointment 
acceptable to all with v/hoin he v.-as brou'rht in contact. He continued in this 
position un;ii March. 1877, when he was appointed by Secretary Siierman, funding 
agent of the Treasury Department, and directed to assume the general manage- 

I 234 Booh N'otices. [April, 


\ ment and supervision of al! business in London, Encrland, ari'inj from tlie re- 

j funding' of tlic Xatiunal Dcht. In this (liliicult and delicate jiosition he was very 

i sucoes>fid. and reiiK'.inod in cliarL^e of tlie I.on(ion ai:cncy till Xov., 1879, v. lien 

I the refimdin.; ojicratioii? v.ltc coaiiileted. His correspoMdeiicc witii tlu- Secretary 

iof the Treasury duriii.5 this jieriud was transniitted to the House of llepre.-enta- 
tives and published in a volume, entitled, " Specie Kesumptiou and Refunding 
of the National Debt" (Washinirton, 1880). 

On his return to the United States, ^ilr. Conant retired to private lite and 
i took u]) his residence at Canibridcije, seekincr needed rest and relief from the cares 

j of official position. He preparetl a number of articles on financial subjects, which 

j -were widely published, among them a series of articles on the first national bank, 

! or "Bank of Xorth America" chartered by Congress in 1781, which appeared 

[ in " The Republic." In religious matters he was allied with the Episcopal 

j- Church, and was a Vestryman of St. James Parish, Cambridge, and several 

I times served as delegate to the Diocesan Convention. He was a Past Master of 

Benevolent LodL:e,"A. F. and A. ^Masons, of Milford, N. II., a meuiber^of 
1 Meriden R. A. Chapter, of Nashua, N. H., and of Columbia Commandery, No. 

; 2, Washington, D. C., and an Honorary member of the London (England) 

': Statistical Society. 

; jMr. Conant was widely and favorably known among public men, and was a 

I personal friend of President Garfield. Had he chosen to continue in public life 

I he couM undoubtedly have secured an honorable and lucrative position. His 

[courtesy and kindness to his subordinates were proverbial, though he could say 
"no" when of;casion required. He was deeply interested in genealogical 
subjects, and his kindly advice and assistance have been a great help to the 
! writer in the preparation ot" the family genealogy now nearly completed. 

! B 'J Fred. Odell Conant^ Esq., of Portland, Me. 


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ested in family insCm-y. This interest is increasini: in tids country to such an extent 
that a <ireat "desire is now manifested by many for a fuller knowledge of tlieir 
ancestry. Sucii a knoVy'ledi^e encourages truly democratic ideas by showing the 
universal brotherhood of the race. The material gathered in these pages was 
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" It is pre-^ented to tlie reader by a clear method requiring bat little e.'iplanation, 
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buTa temporary one in tins colony. The^towns annexed to Rhode Island in 1747, 
and liter, are not conNidered to come strictly witlun the .scope uf tb is work; yet 
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cases the towns are reck )!ied as tiiough always within the bouivls ul Rhode Island. 
It is t'l'- !i"'>e of the autb<)r tiiat tlii- b^ok m-.-.y prove an incentive to many famdy 
genealogies, whereby the records of individuals maj be brouglit down to the present 

1887.] Booh N'otices. 235 

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case of families carried to four generations on two pages facing cauli other), all the 
members of all tiie generations given and their relations to each otlier, wliile the 
details of the test do not interfere with a rapid scanning of any family, if that alone 
is desired. 

The book gives the record of four hundred and gixty-sis families, comprisinj the 
"settlers " previous to IfiOO, all carried to the tliird. and with ninety-three of them 
carried to the fourth generation ; and all tlioroughly indexed. It gives the names 
of over 11.000 persons, members of these families ; records their births and, in all 
but the last generation, their marriages and deaths, and traces out th.eir migrations. 
It gives ab-tracis of the settlements of more than 1100 estates and a great number 
of early deeds. It records the oSices held by and public services of tlie earlier mem- 
bers ol th.ese familie?, and gives almost innumerable incidents of tlieir domestic 
life as gathered from contemporaneous writings and oldeial records. The author 
takes /io/Aj/iy from tradition. 

To the fi:ture bist'.rian and to all interested in the true home and public life of 
our ancestors this book will be invaluable, as here can bo found in one volume what 
could be nowhere else o'ltained wit'.iout a degree of research practically inipo^fsible. 
P'or instance, we learn tliat Oct. 3d. UioC. John Whipple was ordered to ^ive .'Js. 4d. 
to his master, Israel Stoughton, of Dorchester, Mass., " lor watteuil expenditure of 
powder and shot,'" — when he received a grant of land — when and where his ciiildren 
were bapti;'.ed—^when and where he and his wife joined the churcli-^when he sold 
his land and to whom — v.hen he removed to Providence — what land was given him — 
when ho was chosen a '" deputy " — wlien he had license to keep an " ordinary "' — 
his military service and its results in booty — his will (in abstract) — the descent of 
his estate — that when he died in lGS-2, he had in personal estate £11 lis. 4d., viz. I 
yoke osen. 2 cows, 2 yearlings '2 two years, 2 calves, steer, 3 swine, feather bed, 7 
pewter platters, 5 pewter porringers, 3 old spoons, chisel, guage. augers, etc.. and 
finally where he was buried, and where his and his wife's remains wht.-n later disin- 
terred were removed and now repose. That in IGSO, a son of his brought in a 
-wolfs luad that he, t!ie son, had killed "not far of the Town." That another 
son, in lf)S4, agreed to furnish the town fof Providence) with a pair of stocks of 
stout oak plank. That tiiere was a quarrel among the reprc.sentatives of another 
son, who died in 1711, as to tlie division of such son's estate, and how and why ic 
was coiapromised (setting aside his will by mutual consent) rather than appeal to 
the law " which would be greatly irouljlcsome to all narties and great charge and 
would cause animosities of spirit and alienation of aUection." And so on with the 
innumerable particulars of daily life in all these early families. 

We have spoken of Mr. Austin's reverence for James .Savage, in path to a 
certain extent he has followed, iilr. Savage was, excepting the meagre work of his 
predecessor, Mr. Farmer, the pioneer in this line of research. But Mr. Austin, 
Coming at a later day, with greater resources, a more limited field, and above all, 
with the assistance of Mr. iSavage's work, has been able to glean moreexhaustivelv. 
In the three generations of these families of which Mr. iSavage treats, he was able 
to give particulars of 3.GS3 individuals. In three generations of the families of 
which Mr. Austin treats, lie has been able to give us over 8,300 individuals. 

It mu-^t not be supposed, because we have spoken of the smallness of the field 
covered, that this book will be only of a li)cal interest. Even in the period of which 
the Work treats (some of the latest dates coming down to about 1760) wo find that 
numerous descendants of these families had migrated to Massachusetts. Connecticut. 
New York, the Jerseys, and further west and south, while to-day their descendants 
arc numbered by the million, and scattered all over this broad land and in many 
foreign countries. 

It was a bold, we may say a hazardous act, on the part of Mr. Austin to attempt 
the task he now c<uiiplcted after years of continuous and arduous labor. Only 
those acquainted with the difiiculties of genealogical research into tiie earlier genem- 
tions of the colonists can appreciate it. But now that it is completed it will serve 
to srinuilate and aid others, who not having his persi.-.teni"c. and pvrhaps lacking hi?» 
facilities, have attempted to walk in the same paths and failed. 

236 Booh JS^otices. [April, 

Tliis boi)k will enable innny c;encalo:;ic!il wi;rkfi to he perfccN.'d that otherwise 
"wouM i-fijiiiii uiiwi-ittcn, and thas i'ultii ihe hope tlint the author has cspres.<ecl in 
his prc'tace. 

B^ iVdcome Arnold G/rrne, Esq., Provid( we, H. I. 

The Weaterji Boundarij of Massochuxe/ts : A S!n'd>/ of Indian and Colonial History. 
By rRANK;LiN LEONARnPot'E- I'ittstJeld, Mas^s. : Privately Printed. iSSti. 8vo. 
pp. 62. 

In t'iis p:iner Mr. Pone rec'ipitulatcs the discoveries and esplomtion.?, hy the 
Dutcli, ui' dio Hiid.-on River and the lower watersof the Iloii.satonie and L'ouneLticut, 
their ocejinincy of ilie Valley of the Hudson in the vieinity of Albany, their ri^ht.s 
to sovereignity liy virtue of prior di-;eovery, and states di-tinetly tlie n;rounds of the 
rival cl.iinio utL-ith the Ducch and English to the CDuntry. lie outlines tlie boun- 
daries of the territory b^lon.^ini^ to tiie ^ilal.ican In<iiuns at the time of t^ie^e di~eov- 
eries, irives an account of the sales of their lands to the Dutch and En.i:lish, 
to;^ether vrith niucli that is intcrestini; relative to their sonie'.v!:at obscure history ; 
all of wiiieh i.s pertinent and prelatiry to the main subject — the determination of 
the line hctWien .Massachusetts and New York. ^Ir. Popeshovrs that tl;c boundary 
disputes existed as early as 1659, and tiiat the divisional line was se.'ui-oiiJeially 
determined, by the King's Commissioners, in IGiil, at a general distance uf 20 miles 
east of t:;e lladson ri\er, — a determination apparently acceptable to Massachusetts, 
and, curiou.-ly enough, the same which prevailed at the tinal establishment of the 
line, aftjr ihe Contentions otiuore than a ci/iitury. 

Mr. Pope details the history of tlie patents for lands granted by the government 
of Nev.- York, the injustice indicted on tlic Indians, and the chicanery of t!;e 
patentees in extending their boundaries far beyond the limits of tlieir purchases. 
Of t:;e patents thus granted, tlie Lower Claverack Manor was dislionc^tly made tJ 
extend lo tiie Ilousatonic, while the Westcnhook patent included bmis on both 
eides of t'.iac river, and the Manor of Livingston emhiaced most of the present towns 
of Mount Wasl'.ington. In these patents, extending far to the east of the £0 mile 
line, lies the Ibunelation of the border conflicts, and the main source of the dilncultied 
which attended the settlemenC of the boundary. 

As early as 17 lU, Masiachusetts, having m view the occupancy of t!ie wild lands 
of the lloi;satonic, appointed Commissioners and made overtures to New l"ork for 
the cstahlishu'.enc of tlie divisional line, but Xew Ycrk did not Cijbperate in the 
matter. In 1T27. Massacliut^etts grants to her own citizens two townships of land 
on the Ilou-atonic, and appoints a committee to lay them out, to purchase the land 
of the Indians, and to admit settlers. In 1721, the Indians, ignoring the claima 
Tvbicii the patentees under New York grants might have to the territory, convey to 
the Committee a large tract bounding south on Connecticut and west " Oayc Patten 
or Colhiini of .\civ York. '' Two years Inter, tlie Massachusetts men began to settle 
upon 'he fmds. but were immediately molested by the owners of the Westenhook 
paten . New York tben (.'''22; calls upon iMassachusetts to delist •' uctilthe line 
be fixed.'' Mass;!chujetrs complies ; instructs her committee to make no further 
settlements, and twice — 1730 and 1733 — appoints commissioners to join with New 
York in establishing the line ; but New York takes no action, and tlie .settlements aie 
ushed forward with vigor. Again, in 1740, Massachusetts a[)poiats commissioners, 
ut New York d.clines^on the ground that she has no authority without '"his 
Majesty's aiiprobacion." 

The Course of New York in the matter seems vacillating and insincere. Later, 
troubles and c >i.:iicts at arms arose between tlie tenants on Livingston's Manor and 
their lanaiord—instig;ited by David Ingersoll, and abetted by Massachusetts men. 
But these condicts were not without^some good effect, and in reality forced upon 
New Yo; k the nects.-ity uf establishing the boundary line. 

In l~')2 and in 1751, New York ajipoints commissioners for that purpose, but in 
each instar:ec v.ith limited powers, especially in 1751. when she instructs them to 
include within iier boundaries all tlie landspreviously granted by her. This could 
not be assented to by Ma>sachusetts, for the New York grants included a large part of 
bheiEeld, Cleat Barringtun and Stockliridge, which were then settled. The troubles 
on tiieb.,rder continue, and in 1755 Massachusetts lays out two townsliip^ — Taconic 
and NoMccowu— the first m..stiy to tiie east, the latter to the v.-e.-tof t'le 20 mile lirie. 
finally, in 1707, the Kinjj relers the matter to commissioners to bo ajip-'inted by 
eac!i i>rovince. ifuch conimi^sioners v.ere twice appointed, in 17G7 ai-d 1773. _ The 
last agreed upon, substantially, the 20 mile line; but at that time, and again in 


IS 8 7.] Booh Xotlcc.s. 237 


I 1781. disairrccments ns to the viivintion of the noclh^ pvevented tlie running iind 

mnvkiiii,' of tiie h.iii.iliiry. The lins agired upon in 1773, was uUitu;itely surveyed 

I anil luaikcd in l7'-'7, Iv,- L-onnniy-iDiu-vs apiioitUcd hy (.'on:;vt..s-<. 

j In this p:>pov Mr. Pope ha^ cor.ti'ibiiteJa valiKible c!i;ipter and lauch new material 

I to th.e hist^irv of s.nith-wo.storn Miussacliusetts. as well as to th'^ adj icent tcrntMiy iti 

Ntw York, 'lie brinijs to li^ht the fact, iieretofcre undiscovered hy local writers. 

I that the earliest p-ttlements in Berkshire County weie made on IV.ecmic moutuain, 

by tenvit? of Robert Livin:;-ton, several yearsorcvious to t'le inllux of -Mas3\ohu=ett.s 
men into tlic Ho;i5;itonic'\alley. T!ie paper" hcir.s eyidcnccot earnest research : 
abounds in note.-? and references t) authorities con-iuUea, and if aceonipauied by a 
map of the country from the Hudson to tiie llou.-atnnie. with the boundary line, and 
the several srants'made bv the iioverniaent of New York. 

j By Charks J. Taylor, Esq., of Great Barrinjton, Mass. 

' The Record of Births, Marriacjes and Deaths and Intentions of Man inr/c in the Town 

j oj Deilharn. Volumes I and 2, icith an Appendix conlaininfj llrords of Mar- 

i rinqes before I?00. returned from othir Toicn.^. under the Statute of lf;J7. 1035 — 

j 184.5. Edited by Dos Glkasox Hill, Town Clerk, Member of^the New En-land 

i Historic Genealogical Society and of the Dedlnuii Historical S-iciety. Dedham, 

.' Mass. Printed at the otiice of " The Dedbam Transcript." 16SU. 8vo. pp. v.+- 

I 286. Price $-2.23. 

This Tohime of to-.rn records is one of the most important publications of its kind,^ 
I and will be of constant use to L;enealoyicaI investigators, as Dedham is one of tiiose 
.! aneitiit towns from which numerous settlers went' forth in the early d>ys to estab- 

! lish homes in otiier places, often in tlie untrodden v,-i!dtjrne.s.-«. The fact that the 

\ entries are aiven verbatim from the oriiiinal adds :;rcatly to the value of the w.n-k, 
I and t!;e well known accuracy of Don Gleason Hill, Esq., the editor, who caretuliy 

compared the proof with the original, insures correctness. There arc two entries of 
t births as early as 1635, one 3 ear previous to tiic incorporation of the town, the 

' first recorded birth bein^; that of " Mary, Daui^hter of Jn'^ & liana D wight, oorne 

j 25 of y^ 5 m"," and from' this time down to the year lSi5, when the published reo- 
■ ord ends, there appear to be no i^aps in the reijjiscer, although it is evident that there 

must have been many births, deaths, and marri:ii;es in some years that were never 
recorded. It seems that comparatively few marriages were omitted, and the In- 
tentions, wiiii-h occupy pages 117-1-26 and lnO-109. and eommence in 1749, will be 
found especially valuable iiT cases where the record of the marriage itself cannot be 
found. . 

Fortunately the li.^ts of deaths are much less meagre than is often the case m the 
older towns. In the appendi.x are the returns made in accordance with Chap. 8i. 
see. 4, Acts of iS57, by the town clerks of other towns, of marriages solemnized 
in their respective towns, in which inhabitants of Dedham were concerned. The 
■volume has a model index, is well printed, and tlie editor has thoroughly and ably 
performed his duties, upon whii«h t!ie value and .-uece>s of the work lar^rely depend- 
ed. The introduction by him gives valuable information as to the records tlienx- 
selves and t!ie old method of computing time. Since 1843 the births, m:)rriages, 
and deaths recorded at Dedham iiave been regularly returned to the state authori- 
ties, ami can be found at the ttate House. The citizens of Dedham, like tho?e of' 
Bra'intree and tliet owns once included in its territory, have sec an eiaraple which 
it is to be hoped other dwellers in ancient towns will follow, for it would seem chat 
a reasonable amount ot mimtv could not be hetUT expended than in pernianently 
preserving the old and invaluable records that have come dowa to us, and whose 
loss would be irreparable. 

By Georrje K. Clarke, LL.B., of j\eedham, Mass. 

Catalogue of the Relics and Curiosities in Memorial llatl, Deerfield, Mass., V. S. A. 

Collectpd t)<j the Pocomtnck Valley Memorial Association. Deei field: Published 

by the Association. ISSb. 8vo. pp. 108. 

The Pocomtuck Valley Memorial Association was incorporated by the Massachu- 
setts G.-neral Ctjurt on tlie Ibtii of April, 1^570, for the purpose of " collecting and 
pre.^erving sucii inemoriaLs, books, papers and curiosities as may tend to perpetuate 
tiie history of the earlv settlers of this region and the race which vanished betore 
them." Hon. GcorireSheidon, the compiler of tliis catalogue, was, we believe, the 
oriuinat ir of t!;e a-s-'^ciati'm, and its succe.-s is mainly due to him. He was cuosea 
the'president at its organization, and he still holds the ofTice. 
VOL. XLI. 21 

238 Booh Kotices. [April, 

In lookinrr throiTrli iWvi cstcnsiye nnd varied catalogue of relics and curiosities, 
we rtalizc furcihly liou" iua.;h can be dune by historical eocicties in preservin- nie- 
n^.i-ial^ iUustratiii- tlie hist u-y of n.^t only the .s.-vcra iocalitie.s but Dt the 
state nn.1 the nation. Thi^ olloccion, we arc toki. i3 uitenJcu l; bo "not a scien- 
tific exhibition n»r an e.rJiniry mu-.'-imi, but the direct rncuiorial i.I the iniiabit^ints, 
botli Indian and Puritan, of this valloy. No fixed .system of carelaliy graded c assi- 
fication is practica])le, nor is it desirable. Many articles may seem trivial in them- 
«clve'; bat as a part of the rvhole broaJ -chcmr; of the, tl:c mo.-t humble 
bcl..n.- here as uiuch as the most valuable. All have been the free donation otthc 
people thcuisclvcs, and it is a tribute to them as well as to the guardian spirit of 
the Association." 

Proce-divns of the New Enrj/and Methodist Historical Society at the Seventh Annual 
Mcetincj, January 17, 1S87. Boston : Society's Room, 36 Bromheld btreet. 1^5/. 

8vo. pp. 4fj. V -D f 

The annual address at this mfctiurr, which is here printed in frdl was by Prot. 
Marcus D. Buell. S.i'.iS., of the Boston University, on >' Pa.^toral Leadership.' 
Tiie -al)iect is an important one to all denomiuations, and its value and methods 
arc ablv picstuted by Prof. Buell. The reports of Willard Si. Al en, tae ^^'^^\^ 
and treasurer, show that there are now in the library 2,C>r> voluuics and 11,^.J.-. 
pamphht^ making a total 13,971; and that there i., a balance ot about two hun- 
dred dollars m thc'trca?ury after payiu- all expeiisos, and several funds amounting 
in the a^-re-ate to over culit thousand dollars. A\ e have 'cre also reports o. ae 
directoi-r and of the corresponding secretary, Rev. Kalph U . A.lcn, D.D. : the 
hi-^torij-ranhcr, Rev. Daniel Dorchester, D.D, ; and ot the committee on papers, 
Rev. Samuel L. Gracey, D.D.. cliairman. Thi= pamphlet is an eviJeuce oi lut. 
prosperity, enterprise and usefulness of the society. 

Our Dumb A7iimals. Vol. 19, No. 10. lioston, March, 15S7, 4to. pp. 12. Pub- 
lished Monthly. Price 50 cents a year. 
Humane Leaflets. By Geo. T. Axgell. 8vo. Eight Leaflets, pp. 4 each. 

The--eare titles of publications of the Massachusetts Society f)r the Prevention of 
Cruelty to \nimal9, inc^n-ijorated in ISOS. of which George T. Angell has been pre- 
sident "from its organization to the present tin.e. This society is an esfcmcly use- 
ful one Under the efficient manageiuent ot President AngcU and the aid ot other 
benevoient people, it has done an incalculable amount ot good. Ihese publica- 
tions are designed to forward the interests of the society and inculcate the principle 
of benevolence to dumb animals. 

i The Transcript nf the Register of Baptisms of MuthiU, Perthshire, from A.D. 16G7-- 
1847 Noio in t/ie O'Stody of the Incumbent and Vsstry ot St. James' Ep'scopa' 

\ Church, Muthill. Edited by the Rev. A. W . CoRVELirs JI-vli-en;. M.A , Kb. A. 

\ Scot M. Hail. Soc., etc. Printed for the Subscribers oy Nedl .\: to., Edinburgh, 

i 1&S7 ' Roval 6vo. pp. 204. Only 300 copies printed. Price 10s. 6d. Apply to 

! Rev. A. W. Cornelius Hallen, The Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland. 

! " The editor of this volume, the Rev. Mr. Ilallen, Is the editor of " First volume of 

''~ the Re-istcrs of St. Butolph, Bishopgate," London, and ot the " Northern Notes 

j and Queries,'" a quarterly antiquarian magazine, both of which works were noticed 

■' by us in January, ..■. -i. ri- ^• \ 

i ^Ir Ilallen informs us in his pref\tcc, that though printed transcripts ol J:.ngUsii 

• narishre'-isters are not uncommon, he is not aware that a single transcript ot a 

I Scottish church register of baptisms has been published before the ijsue ol the 

I present volume. "This is doubtless owin-," he adds, '• to tue fact that most ot 

'< them have been very irregularly kept. Tiie registers of city paris:icd arc te ^-ome 

i extent exceptions, and pr^/bably the day is not far off when some of them will be 

Dubiisli^-d fur the value of such documents is now recognized by men ul cu ture, 
r ^e in Mie'm nut a barren list of names, but a key by which many a locked secret 

may be laid open. Apart from tlieir value to the genealogist, they give informa- 
tion as to the presence of various trades in various localities, the soeial con>!ition ot 
the mid<lle and lower cl.isses in past ccnturhs, the rate of mortality and the rav- 
a-^es caused by tliose epidemics— the l•e^ult of the unsatisfactory social condition ol 
the neoplc— w"hi'-h ofter. assumed such a m.ignitude as to be styled p.agues. ine 
' parochial rcnstera of England are still in tae custody of the parochial ciergy ; hut 

1887.] Booh Notices. 239 

in Si'otland such as were kept prior to 1819. are collected in Ihc Re2;i«ter Ilouse, 
Ediuhui-.'-h, wlicro tiicy m;iy 1)C cxtimined on the i);iYiiicat of certain lees. 

The editor's projected series uf Lmdon ?:\vU\\ Ke-i>tcrs-ot which one volume 
ha^ appeared and anotlicr liae hcon co:nnicnccd— was comnion.Ied to our rea'Iers in our 
la^t nund><r. Tiic R.'V. Mr. llallen has added to the indehcedncs.s which untiqna- 
ricd owe hiin by t'.ic i,-siie of the pro-^ent vnluinc, which slionld have a deep inter- 
est for Scot.--uicn in America. We trust that he or otliora will Rive us other bcot- 
ti'h parish rc-Jsters. We commend to our vt-adcrs the preface ol thia volume, rom 
which weha\x> -iven a brief estrnct above. It coataiiH much information about 

i the parish at Mutliill, besides .some very suggestive remarks, the result of the edi- 

I itor's study of old parish registers. 

t Character Portraits of Waxhimiton as delineated by historians. Orators and Di- 

\ vines Srlfcird and arranycd in Chronolo'xiral Order, leilk Bior/rapkical j\otes 

and Ref'rences. IJv W. S. n.\KFR. Author of the " En-ravcd Portraits ot U ash- 
[ in-tou,"' •' Medallic Portraits of Washin-tm." &c. &c. Philadelphia: Robert 

1 mT Lindsay. ISS7. 4to. pp. 351. AVith index and one illustration. 

! There are here eJ"-htv-one different descriptions of Washington, many of them 

' bein-' so strikin-lv sTmiVar as to be somewhat wearisome to the reader, yet they serve 

to slfow the rem u-kahle unanimitv of the impressions conveyed to his associates by 
the " Father of his Country." The officers of the army of the Comte de Rocham- 
i bciu are treneraliy more enthusiastic in this respect than others, the most noticeable 

i perhaps b'ein- the description of Washin-ton by the Marquis de Chastellux. 

I 13ut the wolk is not conOaed to the opinions of the native and foreigu coteuipo- 

t raries of Washin -ton. Jud-ments of many of the later eminent statesmen and 

I writers down to'the present time, are given with considerable discnmination. 

I Amon-^ the m-n-e prominent of these pen portraits are tliose of isurg. James i, 

authorof the " :.lilitarv Journal," the Prince de Bro-lie, Charles James Fox, Jntm 
Marshall, John Adams". Fisher Ames, Th^.mas JolTerson , the C.nnte de b-.-gur, Cha- 
teaubriand (wlio wrote a parallel between Washington and Baonaparte),^ Jared 
Soarks Loru B'-.uu'ham. John Quincy Adams, Guizut. Daniel V\ ebster. Kooert C. 
Wintlirop, Richard Hildreth, John J. Crittenden, Theodore Parker George Ban- 
* croft Washin-ton Irvincr, William M. Thackeray, Edward Everett, George \\ ash- 

i incrto'n Parke Curtis and'^George William Curtis ^. ^ , • , .• , tu 

i Some opinions are -^iven which are not made the subject of special articles, ihe 

i most iotevestir - of these are the statements of the Marquis de Lalayette, Lord Corn- 

i wallis and Xapoleon Buonaparte. The.lirst two may bs found in G. )\ . P. cus- 

'• tis's description, the last in that of Louis Fontancs. Lord Cornwallis is reported 

^1 to have said at a dinner ^iveii at the Amciican headquarters at Yorktown alter 

the surrender: " And when the ilUistrioao part that your Excellency has borne in 
thi-^ lon'T and arduous contest becomes matter of hi.-ory, lame will gather y>,ur 
b'-i-hc*t''laureb rather from the banks of tiic Delaware than from toose of the Lhes- 
i ape'ke." Xanoleon-s opinion is also worth qiMtio'. It was given in an order or 

i the day to tl'.e'tn.0i« on the announcement of A> ushington s d^at.h— • W a-=hin-ton 

! i« no more That great man fouglit a-ainst tyranny. He firmly established the 

liberty of his country. liis memory will be ever dear to the trench pe.iple as it 
must bo to every friend of frctdom in the two worlds, and especially to the French sol- 
diers who, like him and the Americans, bravely L-nt or lil)erty and equality, ihe 
i Fiist'Consul in Consciuence orders, that ior ten days black crape shall be suspended 

' toall the standards and flags of the Repnhlic.^' , . , . , r„ 

Not the least interesting portions of this book are the ..hort ^kctchesof the various 
auth'.rs quot-.d which are appauled to e.icli article. The autoor has d.-playcd con- 
siderable industry and res.^arch in the compilation of these papers, wuich. it will be 
recl'ectcd.ave Jbtained iV^.m European as well as from American sources. The 
sin-Ie illustration f .rmin- u fronti^'i-^ce is a nprodurtion of the rue allegorical 
Drint publislied at Philadelphia in iMX). with the (uneral oiat.on on W ashington by 
Henry Lee. Ti.e book is well printed, and plaiuly but ncatiy bound in cloth. 

By O. B. SltLLinJ, Esii-, of South Boston. 
m,t'>r'j of (k-Toicn of Fast on, Massachusetts. Bv Wiu.tAU L. Cn.xFFiN. Cam- 
bridge: J.>!:u Wilson .tS^n. 1='S6. 8vo. pp. xviii.+'?:5B. 
Tho"thrivin"t.wu of Ea-ton. Bristol County, now containing a population of 
about f-ur th :;^s.ind souls, was incorporated in iT-o. from a part of Norton, which 
was it.^^;f prior to ITU iucluded iu Taunton, and wa.s known auciont.y aa iauntoa 
North Purchxse." 

240 Booh Nolices. [ApriT, 

As was the case in innny otlicr instances t!;c distanco from the incetin;;-house led 
to ivpetition ti) the Gjiicval C.)ui-t for -a scparat-; precinct anil pivisli, and later for 
the inoorporatJDn of a new tAvn, which was called Norton, and fourteen year-j after 
the new town was divided. 

The author :;ives a very valiiahje account of tlie topoi^raphy of East«)n, and of its 
early sattlenicnt, with hricF notices of the settlers, luany of wiioui v.'ere from Wcy- 
inoutii, Taunton, l>rid:rcwater and Braintree. 

The ecclesiastical and milifiry liisti.ry is treated with much detail, and the in- 
dustries uf the town, sjme of which have become famous, receive considerable 

In_1803. Oliver Ames, son of John Ames, who as early as 17TR had made sI)ovel3 
at West Brid^ewater, estahlis!\ed himself in that busine.-s at Iv.istori, and laid tlie 
foundati.iu of the yreat shovel »vorks known since 187G as the Oliver Ames «S:; Sons 

There arc bioirraphical nolices of prominent citizens, including Hon. Oake.s 
Ames, lion. Oliver Atuis, Governor of the Commonwealtli, and other mcmliers of 
this family, which has for a long period not only furnished pniployment to many of 
tlic citizen'^ of E-iston, but has made munificent gifts to the pul)lic, and evinced 
constant interest in tlie we'fare of the town. 

In the latter portion of the book aie sketciies of many professional men identified 
■with the place, and elaborate statistics of population and industry. The work is 
enriched with numerous line portraits, views, and illustrations, among which may 
be mentioned pictures of the oldest house in town, built in 1717, of t!ie Ames Free 
Library, Unity Chnrch, and the great shovel works. There are excellent portraits 
of Maj or Anselm Tupper, a revolutionary ufHccr, of Kev. Luther Sheldon. D.D., 
and of four prominent members of tlie Amee family. Very good maps accompany 
the work, it has a conipktc index, and is in all respects a town history that will 
compare favorably witli the very best. 

The author tells us in his preface that the 2encaIo2;ical history of Diston has been 
carefully Cullected, and that he expects it will appear m print as a separate volume 
before long. 
i By Gcorcje K. Clarke, LL.B., of Needkam, Mass. 

I The Bancjor Historical Magazine. No. VIII. Vol. TI.— February, 18S7. Pub- 

j lished by Jo-eph W. Porter. Bangor, .Maine: Bjnjamin .\. J?urr, Printer, 

j Terms Two Dollars a year. 8vo. pp. 20. Published .Montlily. 

This magazine was commenced in July, 1335. One volume has been completed, 

-and eight numbers of a second volume have appeared. Its object " is to gati:er 

historical matter reliting to Eastern .Maine." The editor and publisher, t'.ie lion. 

Josejjh W. Porter, is well known as an indefatiiial)le investigator of f.'cal and laiu- 

ily history-; and in the twenty numb^Ts of his ma:razine he has e ollcctird avast 

I amount of interesting and valuable material for the history and irenealogy of East- 

1 ern Maine. We commend the work to the patronage of )ur readers. 

Cfiristianitg the K")/ to the Character and Career nf Washington. A Dir-roursc de- 
I licered bifore the Ladies of Ml. Vernon Association of the Union at Paliick 

Church, Truro Parish, Fairfax Count ij, Virginia, on the Thirtieth Dnj of May, 
! 1886. By Puii.ip Slaughter, D.D., Ilistorioarapher of the Diocecie of Virginia. 

r Washington : Judd Jc DetweilLT, Printers. isSG. Svo. pp. 32. 

I The learned autluir of this has made many contributions to the history 

1 of Virginia, particularly its ecclesiastical history, a.s tlic naders of t!ie Kf-GiiTtR 

!are aware. In this work he shows that the character of \V,i.-hinL;ton was mouliled 
by the church in wliose busom ho was nurtured, and that we owe to Cori-tianity 
the sterling qualities which made the " Fatiier of his Country" a trusted Ic.ider 
{■ of his countrymen in their struggle for freedom. 

Talks 7cith Socraf/'S obovf Life. Translations fror}\ the Gorgins and the RrpuhJic of 
Plato. New York: Cliarlcs beriliner's Sons. 1S8G. l-Jmo. pp. svii.+176. 
C Price, bound, SI ; '^ paper covers, 50 cents. 

f This little volume, though ammymou-s, is by an author who has won a mcst 

enviable reputation aniung ela.-sical .scholars by her p.evi >us transiatinns of the 

Apology. Crito, and P.kts of the Phtedo of Plato, and also by a work cutiticd " A 

Day at .\tliens with Socrates." 

The Gorgias occupies the greater portion of the book, and the author has clothed 

1887.] Booh Xotlces. 241 

the words of Plato conccrninj huinin hnpiiiness anJ human life and ile?tiny in t!ie 
simplc'^t yet be?t of Eni:lisli. The Rnpnliliu, which consibts of c mversations hc- 
tween Sicratps an 1 Glaucon, concerning tho visible wovld as contiastt^d with t!ic 
higher life, is full of beautihii and philu-opliical thoughts, and the~c translatiun-j by 
an autlior ?i) evidently iiiduH'd nut only wit!i a t^tivng love of tlie old classic writers, 
but also witli a rare ai)i>Tceiution of great and grand ideas, will coniiniiid themselves, 
like her firmer work.s, to scholars everywhere. This work and its predecessors would 
also, we think, be UJcful nnd vahiahle additions to the Class-books of the higher 
institutions of education, e^pccially tor yoang wumeu. and as aids to the nroDiotijn 
of a taste for .«olid reading, as v»ell as ot a correct understanding of t!ic Dest parts 
of Plato's philosophy, two objects of great iiup:jrtanec. Tiic subjects are ably in- 
troduced in the prclace, and the explanatory notes in tlic back of the book are 
valuable. The printer and the binder have dune their part to present the volume to 
the public in an attractive form. 
By Georije K. Clarke, LL.B., of Ncedhani, Ma.^s. 

M''fnoires d'; VAcadiinie des Sciences, Inscriptions et ncUes-L''Ures de Toulouse. 
18SG. Huitieme S^rie — Tome viii. Toulouse: Imprimerie Douladoure — Privat. 
8vo. paper, pp. 892. 

This exceedingly valuable and interesting number of the yearly volumes of the 
Toulouse Academy is a gratifying example of tlie benelits arising from the combina- 
tion into a single association of diverse scholarly pursuits. Part T. presents papers 
upon ticience, Literature and ^Mathematics, among which will be found most enter- 
taining the articles on the Recruiting of Armies in the Roman l>nublic and the 
' Military Reform of the Emperor Augustus ; Mar Song.s cl the «.ierman3 in the 17tii 

i and ISlh Centuries ; Explanation of two songs of Catullus by some curious Roman 

i marriage customs ; sketch of tf.e life of Bjull'ard-Madianc, a prominent French 

I iluguenot before the revocation of the Edict ; and the Compulsory t>ervice in the 

{ German Arm}'. Part II. contains an historical intruduetiou to the test of the 

i inedited correspondence ( 1:?S5-1314) of Philip le Bel. now lirst printed. Scholars 

} in French history will find tlicse letters important to a clear comprehension of tiie 

t actions of this vigorous and stirring monarch in the march of events immediately 

j following the final crusade. 

j Bi/ George A. Gordon, A.M., SomerciUc, Mass. 

\ Records of an Active Life. By Heman Dyer, D.D. New York. Thomas "Whitta- 

{ ker, Eible House. 18SG. Svo. pp. 4:22. 

I This is an autobiography, or rather a diary, or journal of events in which the ven- 

erable author was an actor, and of whicli he could prujiorly say iie was himself a 
! large part. The journal has been revised and ajiparently transferred to the m^^re 

j attractive narrative form. The style is reiaarkal.ily clear, direct, vivacious and 

■ simple. There is a mysterious charm about the book, n^t easy to de'ine, but which 

\ may be illustrated by saying that whoever takes it up w 11 find ic dillicult to lay ic 

I; down till be has reached the end. 

I Dr. Dyer was a native of Vermont, and passed through all the stages of tlie 

• . school, the Academy, and pedagogy, which he graphically dc-cribes, with methods 

' and events which no lunger recur, or have been greatly modiiJed and changed in the 

last sixty years. He then became an undcrgrailuate of Kiiiyim College in Ohio, 
then h;ad master of a classical seiiool, afterward a professor in the Westeru Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, and subse'iuently proident of the same iij.-titution. In the 
process of years he became connected witli the American Sund.iy School Union, with 
its headquarters in Philadelphia, and later he was the chief manager of the Evan- 
gelical Knuwled:re Society in tlie city ot New York. 

ilis Work in aU the-re inscitutious is illu.-tiated by a multitude of entertaining, in- 
i structive and sometimes ludicrous but apjn-o]»riate anecdotes. They cann.^t be re- 

produced in the brief space that can be siiared lor tiiis notice, but must be read in 
1 the original to be apprtciated and enjoyed. In the various and r<-sponsible p'>si- 

\ tioQS uccnpitd by Ur. Dyer ho came in contact with a large number ot the promi- 

nent men in tlie Episcopal Churcli, particularly with those in what wa.s then known 
as lu Evanutflical wing. IJis brief n(;tice.s ot these men in the active work ot the 
churcii, lUuatrate their character and intluencc, and have really an iiuportaut hi.sto- 
rical value. 

Tiie apuarent facility with which Dr. Dyer raised large sums ot money for great 
benevolent ol jeets, illustrates the power ol that clemeac ot human charaetor which 

VOL. XLI. 21* 

242 Booh Justices. [April, 

we (listinc-iii-h as practical CDinman seii?c. Tliis he had in an eminent Je^ne, and 
\yl:eu he callci atlenti.jii ti> a irieit ])u'.lic charity in his frank, simple aiiJ prac- 
tical Avay, it v.-a:> nut easy for a hoiievulcnt mind to itsin the ap|)cil. 

As we have all-Lady said, v.dmcver begins to read thiv voluiac will liardly lay il 
aside till t!;e whole is conijileted, and lie will rise tVoni tlie ijcnisal witii t^uiiic now 
inspiration, and the tjcliel' that a uscl'ul and even disriii;;uis!icd career depends pre- 
eminently u]>on an iiunest purpose, guided by ]>hiin comiuon sense. 

The meehnn!;-al exrcr.tion of the worlc is esecllent, t!ie type lari:e and clear, and 
the volauie is cmliellished with a line plioto;j;raphic oC Dr." Dyer. 

By the Rev. Edmund F. Slqflcr, A.M., oj Boston. 

Allcr/ations for Marriarje Licences issued hy the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 
155^ to IfiO!); also for those isswd bij ike Vicar General of the Archlishop of Can- 
icrfmry, IGHO to lUTO. Extracted by (tiie late) Col. Josei'II Llul-el Chester. 
LL.I)., D.C.L., and Edited by Geo. J. Aruytagf.. F.S A., Honorary 6ecre:aiy to 
the liarleian t^uciety. London : IbSG. tiuper Ke'val &vo. pp. 35'J. 

Al/e(,n/ions fur Alorrinc/e Licences issued from the Facvlly OJJice of the Archiishop 
oJ London. 15-13 to li.EiK Extracted by (the late) Col. Josei'IJ LiMVEL CiiEiTER, 
LL.D., D.C.L.. and Edited by Geo. J. AKiiVTiCE, E.S.A.. London : ltt«. 
Super Royal 8to. pp. 313 

Alhc/ati'jns for Marriof/e Licenses issued by the Bishop of London, 1520 to 1?-JS, 
Extracted by (the late) Col. Joseph Lejilel CHKtTER, LI^.D., D.C.L., and Ed- 
ited by Geo. J. AK.MYTAGE. F.S. A. London: 1887. Sujieu Fioval Svo. Two 
Volumes. Vol. I. 1520 to IGIO, pp. 400. Vol. IL 1011-I8;23, pp. "4-20. 
London ?tlarriai/e Licences, ISil-lSf^il). Tran-:cribed by the late Col. CfJESTER, D.C.L. 
Edited t)y Jo.-EPn Foster. London : Bernard Quaritoh, 15 Piccadilly. Part I. 
December, 18-6. Super Royal 8vo. pp. 95. 

In a list of MSS. left by Col. Chester, which wa.s printed in the Register, 
xxxviii. 17-18, No. IV. is described as " ^larriai^e Licences " in live folio vohimes 
of abi)ut 400 padres each. These " Marria^^e Licences '' have now been priateu by 
the liarleian Society, of whose Piiblieations they make four volumes of the regular 
series, namely, Vols. 23, '24. 25 and 2fi. Nos. 23 and 24 were distribated to meu)- 
bers in the year 1SS6, and Nos. 25 and 26 to )nembcr.s in the present ye ir. The three 
first titles at the head oi this notice, are those of the-"o four volumes. The ^jciety has 
done and is d'.)iiig a yreat wurk for ireneii!"^-ists, and we advise collect in; of heraldic 
and .ireneaiogieai literature .to make iauuediate application for mcmbersliip. The lets 
of membership are half a guinea for admission, and a yearly fee of one guinea. Ap- 
plications f'lr membership should be made to tlie honorary secretary, Geor_'e J. 
Armyt-.ige. F.S. A., Clift.m Woodiiead, near Briiiliouse.Ycrkshire. Col. Cl.esterj;:stly 
said uf tliese .M.SS. : '' Tliey throw a fljod of liglit on tiie geueaioiiies of t!ie dii>ce-c 
of London, and especially of London. 1 regarel them as one of my greatest genea- 
logical treasures." To Americans they have a eiiecial value, a.s t'le extracts were 
made witli reference to Col. Ciiester's genealogical rescareiies into the English an- 
cestry of American faniilies, as well as fur use in preparing his great work, the an- 
notated Registers of Westminster Abbey. 

Tlie copy uf these Marriage Licences wliie-u Col. Clicster had in his p.j?^:s-ion 
when he died, was t^old a fcW weeks after his deatli by hi.:- executor, to t!ie Lite 
Mr. Leonard Liwrie Hartley f-ir £500. After .Mr. Hartley's death t!ie M66. were 
sold in Londun at auction, June 12, 1885, t..> Mr. IJernard Qi'>i'"'tc!i, th.c Loid )a 
book-eller and publisher, for £315. Negotiations were enteici intu by the ll-rlo- 
ian Society for purchasing these MSS.. tliat they miglit be printed among t''.e Pul>- 
lications of that society, but the price asked. £361, was m ;ro tiian tiie society felt 
justified in iziving. It appears, however, that Col. Clicster had made a dii;)lieate 
copy for his friend — afterwards his executor — Gi;orge E. Cokayne, M..\.. F.S..V., 
Norroy King of Arms. This copy the liarleian Society were able to purchase for 
£2H2 10s., and from it the volumes in their Publications were printed. 

On the failure of his negotiations with the liarleian Sucicty, Mr. yuaritch decid- 
ed to print a limited edition of these " Marria;;e Licences " in lii.s own way, viz., 
in strietly aliihabetic;!! order, wiiicii he cinisiders " the only inetli id of practical 
working value to the student." In t!ie liarleian Society's vuiumes, tiie Licjiues in 
each regisiry are printed separately in chronological oriier, tiie Volumes lieing 
thoroughly inde.'ied. In .Mr. Quaritcli's tliere v.- ill be one alpliafiet for all ti;e Li- 
cences. I'lierc are advantages in both plans. Thouijh we regret that there has f".cn 
any misauder3tandiD<; between ttie parties, it is evident chat the autiiiuarian pub- 

1887.] Booh Kotices. 213 

lie ^vill he j^iiiicrs hy it. One pivt of Mr. Quaritcirs piihlicition li;is been is.sued, 
and its tido apnuui-s iit the hoa.l of tliis iiDticc. Tlic work will Ijc omplcrcd in the 
early i)avt of tills jeav, and will make a super royal voliinv; of UOO iKi-fS. doable 
coluiiuis. It will, we understand, contain a jjoi trait of Col. Ci;<stcr and a tiketch of 
his li;\'. The price of the work, bound in csua ciotli, is JL'J lOs. (id. to siil)SLTil)ers, 
and £3 os. to non-sub.scribcra. The editor of the work is Mr. Joseph roster, who 
i.s favorably known to the literary woild as a gcneaIo-it>t and anticiuaiy. He is the 
I editor of t'olluAonra G'e/itc%jct7, and author of "The Uritish IVerau^.' and Caron- 
i eta<i;e,"' " Our Noble and (ieutle Families oi Iloyal Descent," and other uieritonou8 | 

} works. >Vc coiumend tlie book to the patronage of our readers. | 

Collections of the Huf/KCiiot Society of Aimrica. Volume I. New York : Published . 

by the Society. IbdO. Royal octavo, pp. l.Kssviii.+-l-2-|-slii. i300 copies printed. 1 

The Ilu^'ucnot Society of America was founded May 20, 1833, and its fir-t volume I 

appears wTth comiueadablc promptness. The c'.iaracter of the volume is aUo en- ; 

titled to our praise from the nature of its contents. It is not a vohiuic of essay.*?, j 

remark-^, a Idrcssjs and ephemeral speeches, bat one d-.voted entirely to original | 
historical material, tiic sources of oar history, the docuaionts them^eives It con- 
tains • I llie Ke-isters of the - K-lisc FranQuisc a la Nouvelle iork, from lo.-ia 
to ISOl. edited by "Rev. Alfred V. Wittmeyer, Rector of the French "Church au 
: Saint F.<prit." 11. Ilistorieal Documents relating to the Froncli Frote.stantrt in 

! New York IG'^G-lSOl. The church records are printed verbatim in the original I 

French of the records, and the subject matter of them is made the te.-ct ot an inter- i • 

estin.' and exhaustive historical introduction by the editor, \x\\o trace.; the growth | 

■ of tlie French Protestant Chuveh in New York city. This subject is lUu-^trated by ■ 

views pietuiin'r the Second Church, built in 1703; the Ihnd Cluireh. lS..i; anU j 

the Fourtii Chureh (present btructure), 18()3. A fac-simile ot a page ol the records . 

of 170!) also embellishes the article. , . <• 4 . ! 

The Documentary Records (second article) are in general reprints of documents 
1 germ me to the eubjuet, wiiicli have appeared in the series ot New iork Lolonial 

I Documents, luit they lose none of their value by this homogeneous arrangement in ^ 

\ chronolo_Mcal seouence. , . . ■ • > 

I The volume has an index of names with certain limitations, e. g., a name i.s^in- 1 

\ dexed always when it occurs for ti;c first and last times, and it may be auain u it j 

occurs at any important event, as at birth, death or marriage, or when re ationship . 

' is mentioned, or when light is thrown upon the orthography. Ihis seems , 
I clovin-' It has no advaiitagcs to the mind of the reviewei , and the searcher alter 

all the^dates and defills of a man would be surely obliged to e.vani'ne the recorda j 
1 pa-^e by pa<^e to sati.^fy himsalf that some imoortant evidence had not i>een omittea 
! in diis'plan of indexinir. An iude.s: in a work of this kind must be complete, ilie 

! general apoearance of the work, as to paper, print and binding, is excellent, and it { 
will satisty the historical public that the Ilu-uenot Society A America have an im- 
portant Held t ) develop, and the energy to utilize the materi ds. 

By Cha-ks Edward Banks, M.D., of Chelsea, Mass. [ 

Biographical Slcetcfi of David A f wood. By Rei-cen" G. Tiiw-mtes. Madison, Wis. : j 

David Atwood, Printer and Stereotyper. 18-)7. Siu. 4to. pp. 3/. ) 

This well written sketch, of the life of Gen. David Atwood, proprietor and editor- 
in-chief of the Wisconsin Stale Jn'trnal. puhllslied at .Madison, is xrotu the pen ot 
the present corresponding secretary of the State llwtorical Society of W i^consm. 
It \< reprinted from the .Mairazinc of Western n-y for K-briiary las.. C.en. At- 
wood, who is now in ids seventy-secon.l year, is a native of Bedford. N. 11., and , 
learned the art of printing at Hamilton, N. Y For most of the time .since then he j 
has edited and puMis'ied newsi.apers in the W est. The "^ 'f •^^^'^"«' 
was founded bv him Sept. 2s, 18o-2, over a third of a century ago. Ho '^^^^ oe^° 
active in the afl'urs of bis adopted state and city, and has won the re-pect of u.s , 
fellow citizens. ' 
Th" Use of the Voluntary System in the Mmntenanre of Ministers in the Colonies of 
Ply, out k and MnssaLJctts Bay durrn, the Earl.r ^^f '"^ ''V/'hT^t'li uuiU 
B/SA.MLELSwETTGr.E.iN. Worccster, Ma-., b.b.A.: Press ot Cha.les Hamil- 
ton. lb»6. Hvo. pp. 42. , . r v r 1 1 
This valuvd.le pamphlet, on an important subject in the history of New En-; and, 
b - the historical portion of the Rcp.rt of the Council of the Amencaa Antiqua- 

j 244 Book Notices. [April, 

} rian Society, presented at tlic semi-annual meeting of the eodety, IieiJ in C'K^ton. 

I April CS, 1^80." llic work sliows niiicli rcsoarcli upon a sut'j>icc curceniin;; v.liicli 

j little is known by the public. Lijtli culonics iia-'l tl;e voluiit.irv c3.-tt>ni in tlu; ur.iin- 

tenaiiLC of uiinisters iluriag thu cailier years of their exisrcncj, tiiou'^ii later tli..y 
I were paid by town tajits. •' In BujfCdi the plan of maiiituinir.;; ministers by vjI- 

I untaiy payiiient;; was never givea up, and has been in usO uuiiiiir tlie eutii-c period 

covered by its bistcry." 

j Pitl:ia Fai.rbj of Air.crka. A Grncahr/;; nflhc Dsrendanfs of [Villiam Pi//dn. the 

Prof;e:iilor of the Fn.v.'j in f/iis Coivdnj, /'ro.m fiis Arrivi! from Enjla.ul in 1G59 
<o ISSO. With Additional Historical and Notes of the Family, etc.; 
aho AJ'lilional Xo.'cs of the D-jsanJauls of 'Martha Piltun, who inurri'Ml Simon 
Wolcotl. Illustrated. By A. P. PiiKiv. Ilu-tford, Conn. 1637. Super royal 
I Pvo. pp. .xciii. 4-3-25. Half mor. gilt. Price .^ 10. 

I The Ilol'.iMcr Fanuly of America; Lieut. John H^Uistcr of Wnthersfteld, Conn,, 

and hi.i J)^sce>!(lants. Comi)iled Ijy LwiWYETTE Wallace Case, M.D. Cliicai;o : ' 

Fergu.? Printin- Comjiany. 18SG. iluyal 6vo. pp. 805. Pricc.^- : Clotb, uncut } 

I edges, O"* ; cloti), uiarijled edires, $5.50 ; half morocco. .-^T ; full morocco, .■^■■>.50. 

i Wlien ?-c-nt by mail 35 cents will 1)0 added for postage.' To be obtained of the j 

■L author, No. 36i Xortb franklin t^trcet, Chicago, 111. \ 

J A History of the Btthune Family, to<;^^lher with a S/ccich of the Fanruil Family. \ 

j By -Mrs. Jvuy A. Wkiisk. New York: Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Co. 

j IS.^i. Koyal Ito. pp. 54+39. 

j (jeKcalorjips of the Rai;'Hond Families of iNcio Eriyland, 1630-1 to 1896. With a 

i Historical S/cetch of Some of the Raymonds of Early Times, their Orijin, itc. 

1 Conipiltd by Samlt;l Kaymcvd. 2se\v York : Press of J. J. Little & Co. IStsG. i 

8vo. pp. 298. j 

1 The Enjlish Founders of the Terry Family. Edited by IIkxrv K. Terry. For 1 

) Piivate Circul-uion. II. K. Terry & Co., Publisbtrs, 55 Ilulburn Viaduct. Lon- J 

I don, E. C, FnglaiKl. Post bvo. pp. 14. j 

I Notes on Terry Families in the United States of America. By Stephen Terry, i 

I A.M., Member of the Connecticut ilistorioal Society. Hartford, Conn.: Pub- j 

lishcd bv the Compiler. 1387. 8vo. pp. viii.+3-tl. Price $3, post-paid. Ad- 

' dress, S. Terry, P. 0. P.os 1003, Hartford, Conn. i 

i Genealogy of the Fami'y of Georye Marsh, xrho came from England in 1635 and set- \ 

I tkn ill. Hingliam, Mass. By E. J. Marsh. Leominster : Pre.-d of F. N. Bout- \ 

! well. 1687. 8vo. pp. 197+sxxii. j' 

j The Family of John Per.'dns of Tjiswich, Mass. Part II. Drsccndants of Deacon I 

I Triomas Perkins. Bv Geo. A. Perkins. M.D. Saleui : Printed for the Author. 

! 1S8T. 8vo. pp. T.+i52. 

I Thp. Hakes Family. By Ha?.ry Hakes, of Wilbcs-Barrc. IS5G. 8to. pp. 87. 

Ancestry of William Shipley Haines, with some Acco^tnt of the Descendants of John 
and Jo.te^jh Haines and Colonel Coivperthwaite. Com|)iled by William Francis 
Cregar. Philadelphia: Patterson & White, Prs. 18b7. Super R. 8vo. pp. 85. 
A Short Account of the First Permanent Tramway in America. To which is ailded 
a Biographical .'Shclch of its Rrojectur, Thomas Lciper, E< [. By Kobert Pat- 
terson Robins. A.. M., M.D. Philadelphia. IS86. 8vo. pp. 13. 
The .Ancestry of Danirl Bonticou of Sprnigfield, Mass. C'lmpiled by John E. 
Morris, ilartford, Conn. : Press of the Case, Lockvvood & Bruiaard Company. 
1887. 8vo. pp. -29. 
Descendants of Sn/nuel Woodward oj Bristol, .Maine. Compiled by Frank K. Wood- 
ward. S. M. WatSon, Publisher, Public Libi-ary, Portland, Maine. 1887. Sin. 
4to. pp. 14. 
The Desrrndanis of Robert Ware of Dedham, Massachusetts. B-jston : Press of 
David Clapp Jc Son. 1867. 8vo. pp. 39. 

We continue our quarterly notices of recent genealogical publications. 
The Pitkin Genealoiry, who.^e title heads our list, coine'^ to us in a handsome vol- 
ume on superior paper, iii largo clear type, and elegantly b.nind. It h is fifty illus- 
trations. .Mr. William Pitkin, tiie immigrant ance>tor of this family, came to New 
England from ixuuf.n. Ivigland, in 10.')0 and settled at Hartford, Ct. Many of bid 
dc-sc-ccdants have Leld hi.'h places in the state aud nation. Tiie best known arc 

1887.] Booh Notices. 245 

AYilliain Pitkin, born April 30, IfiOJ. wlio wns covcrnnr orConnrcticiit in ITGG.and 

j held tlie ofiipc till his deatli in ITfiO. and the Ilrm. Ti:notIiy Pitkiji. LL.!)., horn 

Jan. £0. 17(iG, nntl'.or of a " K^litieal and Civil IIi.>lory of tin; Unitud iitatcs." 

Gov. Pitkm, at his lirst election, was clio.-cn by a majority " so that the votes 

i were not coiint.d." Full hioqr.iphical sketcl'.es of tiiO more proiuiuciit ii;dividiiald 

are given, many of tliein h,ini,' illustrated with csecllcnt portraits. Mucli lii^tori- 
Cil matter will be found in tliis volume. One of the earlier chapters is upon the 
, political i.r.'iirs of Connecticut, and ^ovoral are devoted t i the hi>"t ory of Hartford, 

t the ance-tval iioiiic of the American Pitkiiis; it.-j civil ori;ani,;alion, "its .schools, its 

military ori^auizations and its manulacture.s. They are illustrated by uiap«, viewd 
and fac-bimiles of ancient documents. Tiiis volume, like the elegant work on the 
VVolcjtt family, noticed by us in April, 18S2, and some other books, .show how 
j muc!) can lie done l)y reproducing family relics to illustrate the manners and cus- 

! toms of bygone days. 

I The Ilullister Family, the next book on our list, is a bulky volume of over ei<;ht 

! hundred pages, hands imely printed in large type, with wide margins. The work 

I i.s well arranged for reference forward and backward, so that the ancestry and 

I descendants of an individual can be easily traced, as is the case in t!ic plan used in 

i the iltorsTER, and sume other plans. The author's mother was Eleanor Drake llol- . 

lister of the 7th genrration, and Dr. Case has been very successful in collecting me- ! 

j morials of the llollisters, her ancestors and kindred. lie gives full biogriiphi- ' 

j cal details of t!ie prominent individuals here recorded, besides their genealogical 

record. Dr. Case commenced his researches in family history about seven yearg 
j ago. He began, hctcHs us in his preface, by "making inquiries among hi.s imme- 

! diate relative.^. Encouraged by his success and greatly interested in ti;e early his- 

j tory of the Hollister family, he resolved to embrace in hi.s researches all the branched 

i of the fa.mily in America. A correspondence with the members of the family wa.s 

j begun and per.^everingly kept up until it reached nearly every part of the L"nitcd i 

j States arid even beyond, and requiring several thousand letters. Two visits to New 

{ England were made for the purpose of consulting the ancient town, eburcii and pro- ' 

' bate records." Tb.e result of tliis labor appears in the excellent volume before ns. 

Dr. Case acknowledges indebtedness to Mr. William U. Upton, of Walla Walla, j 

W. T., and several (;tiier individuals. I 

The book on tl.e Bethune and Faneuil Families is a second edition of the work ' 

notierd by us in July. I8S1, to which notice we would refer our readers. The book j 

as originally publislied consisted of an account of the Eethunes, translated from the j 

French of Andre du Cliesne, to v.duch additions were made from family i-ecords and f 

\ other available sources ; and a shorter ace mnt of the Fancuils. To tlio present edi- ' 

> tion has been added " The Refugee : a 5?tory of Xew England Two Centuries Ago," 

I in three ciiapters, heing incidents relating to the Hunt family of Weymjutli. Ths i 

[ auth.or, Mrs. Weissc, is the wife of Jolin A. Weissc, M.D., of New York city, 

I author of " Origin, Progress and Destiny of the Laiguaire and Literature," | 

t publishel in 1SV8. " ! 

The Fvaymond book i.s by Mr. Samuel Raymond, of Brooklyn, N. Y., formerly a 
merciiant of Doston, and afterward.? a resident of Andover. Jle has collected and 
arranged in tliis volume the genealogical record i f over a thoasand families. The j 

j first part of the book uives the descundants of liicliard Raymond, an early settler of 

j Salem, Mass., wiiu was made a (Vccuian of Ma.-.-i'.ehusctts May 1-1, 1:131. Of this 

I family was the Hon. Henry J. Raymond of 2vev/ York city, tl e founder of tlie Nnv 

j York Tunes, a member of Congre-s and Lieutenant Govern. jr of New York state, 

j AnotiiLT pirtion of tiie volume is devoted to t!ie descendants of John Raymond 

j and his bi-otlier \nHiam, who settled at Ueverly, .Mass., in t!io mid Ho of the s<'vcn- 

j tecutli ci-ntury. To tliis family the author b.'fjngs, as docs al.soMr. FiO'-born F. 

i Rayn-.ond. Cd, a respected member of the legal pr.ifcssion in Jjoston. " Ti-.e Raj-- 

1 monds in lli-t'iry " conclud: s the work. iTit embellished by several portraits aad 

j is well printed. It has good indexes. 

1 Tl:e two Ijooks on the ierry faiuiiy are valuable additions to oar gencal.).;ical lit- 

f eratiire. Tiie author of the first, Mr. Henry Kin::sbury Terry, a de-cciid mt of 

Samuel Terry, who settled in SpringGeld, Mass., and a natisx of Plymouth, Conn., 

but now rcsi ling in Eiij:., made resLarcbes to trace his Eiigli-Ii ane- .-try. 

He was nn bic to do this, bat he succeeded in discovering the p.irciitai:e of two 

early New En^lan:! immigrnnts of the name. Steplien Terry wIno tcttied at D'-rche?- 

, ter, .Ma.<---., ai.d John Teny wiio settled at Windsor, Conn. The result of his re- 

; scarcb.cs is the collection of many records and .'^;icts of interest to tbo^e bearing the 

name, and these are given in the volume before us. 

246 Booh JS^olices. [April, 

The Kiok on tlie Terry fiunilits of tl-c T'nited States is principnlly <3ei-otcd to the 
posterity o( t?;iniucl 'IViry of S>irini:licki. I'ut nUo g:i\es (Jt?(iii''at!t">< uf Sloplicn i>f 
Wirc!>cr, Ti-.iima? i.f Freetown, nrd otlicrs of tl.o nanip. Tl.c :uitl.<T, Mr. ."jtei'lien 
Terry, is an uncle of t!;o I'.r.tlior of tl;e last huok. lie is a irra.Ji^nte (t liiiuuiton 
Col!ei;e. and is in the praotire of tlic !aw at Ilnrtloid, I't. The ^latlicrinir of ma- 
terials for this work, tf'i- prclnco inform* ns. lias occupied a portion of his Icij^nre 
hoiiis. at irrrjrular intervals, for a pcore or luore of years. Ilis invcsti'_':Ui')us ^ecm 
to have hetn succoyfoily cariicd out. and the result carefully arranged. The book 
is l;ar<::fon:ely print* d, and is wfll indexed. 

The hook on t! o Mar.-h family is devested to the dc:-eendants of Cieorjre Marsh, an 
early Fcttkr of HinL'iiain, Ma-^s.. who was admitted as a treeman of M issichu-setts, 
March 3, U;L'.5-fi, and died July 2, 1^47, leaTiiin; a wife and (our children. The 
author, Mr. E. J. Jlar-h of Leominster, has perlormed a i^ .■service in fivc^orvini; 
the recnrds of this family, and presenting them to hi.s kindred in so handcome a 
drcfS. Ti:e hook has a lull index. 

The Perkins hook is Part II. of the Descendants of John Perkins of Ipswich, 
ilass. The author, Ceor<re A. Perkins. M.D., of Salem, puhlished the tirst part ' 

over two years aao. and it was noticed by us in Ootoher. le?-4. That volume cave i 

the pn.>=terity of Quartermaster John Perkin.s of Ipswich, the ollest .son ot John 
Perkins, senior. This book is devoted to the descendants of the second son, Dca. ! 

Thomas Perkins of Top-tieid. It istheauthor's intention to publish another volume, [ 

givincc the posterity of the youngest son, Jacob i'erkins. Like its predecessor, this 
volume shows thorough research, and is well printed and fully indexed. 

The next work is a gcnealoirical record of the descendants of Solomon Hakes, who | 

was a re-ident of AVesterly, K. 1.. in April. I'Oi), and who married Anna iSiliing.s, j 

of Stonington, Ct..Jani:ary 16. 1718. Th( first persor^s bearing this surname in this j 

country which the author, Dr. Uavry Jlakes. of Wiikes-Barre. Pa., tinds, are i 

Thomas Hakes, who died at James City, \'a., between April, Ifi'JS, and Feb. 16, 1 

1623-4; and John Hakes, who settled at Windsor, Ct., in Hi40. Th.)ugh the latter j 

is known to have left posterity, the author's investigations convince him tliat j 

Solomon was not descended from John of \Vir.dsor. The descendants of Solomon j 

are scattered in various parts of the Union. The author is a native ot Harperstjeld, , 

N. Y. His book is a credit to him. j 

William Shipley Haines, of Philadelphia, whose ancestry is given in the nest j 

work, is a descendant in the 8th creneration from Richard Haines, a native of > 

Northamptonshire. Eniriand. who embarked for this country lfi&2,, hut died on the ' 

passage. His widow with her family settled in West Jersey. Mr. Haines, of j 

Philadelnliia. is alsj descsnled from the fa'i!ili'?s of H.>!lingshead, Strattou, Han- I 

cock. En::Ie. llirton. Cowperthwait and Yard, and a g.'uealogioal record of his an- 
cestors in all these lines is here given. The work is handsomely printed. It dx-s 
credit to the compiler. !Mr. Crcgar. j 

The oamphlet by Dr. Robin«.~ besides giving an account of the " First Permanent . ; 

Tnimw ty in America," contains also a sketch of the li'e of its projector, ThouuH j 

Leiper, who was born in Scotland in 1745, and died in 152.J. at PliiladelphiA ; witfi , 

a genealosrical record of his descendants. The tramway cuisfructeJ by .Mr. L'iner ] 

was finished early in 1510. It was in Delaware Oounty, Pa., and ran from Mr. ! 

Leiper's '" stone quarries on Crura Creek to his landing on Ridley Creek," and was | 

used till lS-33. Its sire, thoncrh it is in ruins, c in stiU be seen. I 

Daniel Bontecou, to whose ancestrv the nest p tmplilct is d^woted, was a merchant • t 

of Spr'ngfield. M<ss.. who was born at New Haven. "Ct., April '20. I77i», and died at 
Spring itld Nov. 21, 1557. Tiiis is claimed to be " A Rec > -d d Forty G- nerations [ 

extendinif through. liiirteen Centuries." ^Ir. Morris, the c >mpiler, states that he ; 

is '• a'^olutely certain that no links are missing." as he has been very careful in his : 

invesiigations. . . : 

Samuel Wo;)dward. of Bristol, Me., whose descendants are given in the next nam- ' 

phlet, was the tilth ::eneration Ironi Walter W.iodward. an early teithr otSiituate, | 

ila?s. The pamphlet is reprinted from the Maine tlistorka! and (Jcncnlorical tie- : 

cordtr. It is creditable to the compiler. j 

The Vv'are ^enealoiry originally appeared in the last number of the Regtster. It i 

is reprinted, in the pa-jiohfet before iis, with a preface, a tit>ular key and ot'.er ad- 
ditii>ns. Tids famiiy— in v,!,i>-h more than U'^ual interest is folt :<« one. wlii-di has 
furnisijed some distinzui.-h.ed divines and aiithor.s— has b?en triced v.ith irrcat care 
and tiioroughncss in the book beh>rc us. Tiic work, which is by .Mi--^ Ivuuii F. j 

"Ware, of Milton, is a valuable addition to the genealogical literature of oar 
country. J 

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Peesented to Tiir New Enolaxd Historic Genealogical Society, to Mch. 2f, 1887- *• 

I. Publications wriitcn or edited by ^Icinbers of thr Societi/. i 

The Life acd Serricc?; of the Honorable M;ij. Gen. Siinuiel Albert, of Georsrin, by ! 

Ch-arles C Jones, Jr., LL.D., ami Auiirc^s tlolivL-red bcf.)re the Ueav;ii;i lii.-curical i 
Sociuty at S.ivannali on ilic Otii of December, 1S66. Printed for tiie Society. The 
Riverside Press, Cauibrid^^o. IS87. 8vo. pp. 48. 

The Fvceord of Birtli?, MarriiiLrcs and Dc;iths and Intentions of Marria:;c in the 

Town of DoJham. Vubs. I. and 11. Witii an Appendi.K eontuinin.i^ Records of M;ir- ! 

riases before 1800, returutd from other Towns under tlie statute of 1857. 1C35 to ! 
1845. Edited by Don Gkason lllll, Town Clerk. Dcdham, Mass. 168G. bvo. 

pp. 286. I 

IIi.<tory of the Town of Easton, Massaelmsetts. By William L. Chaffin. Cam- { 

bridge: John Wiljc.n & S.jn, University Pres.s. ISSfi. 8vo p|). 838. ^ I 

Tl'.G Census of Ma>si\chu.^etts, 1SS5, pvejiiucd under the direction of Carroll D. 

Wright. Vol. I. l\ipulati'>n and Soeial Statistics. Part I. Boston : Wright & j 

Potter Printing Company, State Printers, 13 Post 02ce Sq. 1537. 8vo. i)p. CSi. j 

Christianity t!ic Key to the Character and Career of ^\'aL;hin^ton. By Plulip 

Slaughter, D^D. Washington: Judd & Detweiler, Printers. 1886, 8vo. pp. 32. ; 

The \\'e?tcrn Btiundary of Ma.=:j.ichusetts : A Study of Indian and Colonial His- 
tory. By franklin Leonard Pope. Pittsfield, Masa. : Privately Printed, leoti. 

8vo. pp. 6-2. j 

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In Memoriam. Rev. Dr. lsidc>r Ivalisch, of Xewp.rk, N. Jersey. 18SG. Svo. pp. 65. 

Befiive the Board ot Visiturs of Andover Thc:)loL'icil Seminary. Arguments on ; 

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Heard Dec. 2S, 2"). 30, 31, 1886. Boston; Rand Avery Company, Franklin Pre3S. j 

1887. Svo. pp. I8y. ; 

The -Andover Defence. Defence of Prof. Smyth ; Argumenc of Professor Theo- I 

dore W. Dwight, Professor Simeon E. Baldwin", lion, diaries Theodore Itusscliand j 

Ex-Gov. G.;£t7)n ; Evidence intr.iduced by tl;e Resp indent OiC. 2H, 29. 30. 16>^6 ; i 

together with the Statements of Professors fi.cker, Harris, iliucks and Charehill ! 

Jan. 3. 1887. Boston : Cupplcs, Upham and Company. 1887. Svo. pp. 315. j 

Price SI. 25. | 

Report of the Committee in charge of the Friends' Free Library and Reading j 

Room, Germantown. Pliiladelpiiia. 1887. Svo. p. 23. I 

Eiility-lirst Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of | 
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The Mode of Altering tiie Cnii-tirution of Rhode Island, and a Reply to Papers 
by Honorable Char!e> S. Bradley and Honorable Abraham Payne. By W. P. 

Sheffield. Newport. R. I. : Davis i" Pitman, Printers. 1887. Svo. pp.44. ' 

Eider-Moderat yrsliip. A Di.scussion of tb.e Elder-Moderator Overtures by E. R. 

Monf.rt. LL.D. and W. C. Gray, Ph.D. Published at the Office of the " Herald , 

and Presbyter," 17^ Elm Street^ Cincinnati, Oiiio. 1>S7. Svo. pp. 48.^ ^ h 

Transactions of the Oneida Historical Society, at Utica, IS85-l53f3. Utica, N.Y.: 1 
Printed f(.r the S^A'iety. Ellis H. R.^berts & Co., Printers. ISSG. Svo. pp. 147. 

Connecticut State ile-ister and Manual, 1887. Ciiiipiled hy the Secretary of 
State. Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.. Hartfurd, Omii. 8vo. pp. 303. 

Note on the Spurious I^ctters of Montcalm, 1759. By Justin NViii.s.)r. From 

the Proceedings ot the Mas.^aciuisetts Historical S.)ciety, January, 1867. Cam- ! 

bridge: Jolin'Wil- m it Si)n. University Press. 1837. Svo. pp. G. : 

Pruceedinus of the .Most Worsliipfui Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 

Mas.jns ..t the Cinimonwealth of Massachusetts. Special Commuiucations August i 

26, October 13. 188G. Quarterly CommuiucationsScpteiuber S, 16SG. . . .Boston: I 

Press of Rockwell i Churchill. 39 Arch Street. 18sG. 8vo. pp. 71—117. | 

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Minn. : BiiAvn. Tr;\cv >v; Co., Prititcr.-<. 13S7. 6vo. pp. 23. 

The Trial uf the Rhide IsUind Jii.lLres, an Episode touclung Ciirv<«ncy and Con- 
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Treinlctt, Pi-iater, 30:^ Falton Street. 18S7. 8vo pp. 21. 

ProccMin'-s at theSivcnth Annual Mectin;^ and Seventh Annual Dinner of tho 
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Joseph Hmxes died at KU home (10 Sa- 
chem Stroet), Lvnn, M-iss., Saturday 
morning, ^.I.irch .5th. 18^7, honored and 
respected bv his fellow citizens, aged 
79 vears, s' months and 1 days. lie 
was' born h\ Salem, Mass., July 1, 1807, 
and was tho eldest chUu of Joseph and 
Martha Grilfta (Dwiiiell) Haines, of 
Salem, Mass., and Loudon, X. H., and 
the sixth in lineal descent from Deac-in 
Samuel Ilalnes, of Portsmouth, N. li., 
the English emigrant, who came to New 
Ensuuul in 16:>5. Ilis parents removed 
from Salem to Londonderry in 1810, 
and located ui Loudon, N. H., in 1813, 
where his grandfather :%Lutbias Ilaiuos 
hed settled in 17i)'3, and where his 
father Joseph died Nov. 29, 1838. He 
received aii academic education at Gil- 
manton Academy. In IS31 he left Gil- 
mauton. N. II-. for Salem, Mass., and 
r€ nalned io his native town until 18-33, 
when he located in Lynn, where his 
home has been since. 

He married. Ovt. 24, 1838, Mary. dau. 
of Samuel and Hannah (Bassett) Xeal. 
of Lynn, born June -25, ISOS, and died 
January 2S, ISG2. Their children are 
Joseph' Warr.n. Samuel Edwin Neal, 
and Martha Ann, all residents of Lynn. 
His survivim^ brothers are John Kit- 
tredge, of L.msias, Iowa ; Sylvester 
Henry, of Cdedouia, Dakota ; and An- 
drew Mack, of Galena. 111. 

Mr. ILiines was engaged in mercan- 
tile bu>iue>s for ^tvera! years in Lynn 
from lS3t, and until IS-'/l was interest- 
ed in business in Galena, lU., with his 
youngest brother, and during President 

Pierce's administration was an olEcef 
in the Boston Cu-.tom Iloaso. 

In lSoO-51 he represented Lynn \i\ 
the State hgislature. He took a great 
interest in the cause of education, and 
was for many years an active member 
of the school committee of Lynn, and 
for the past six years has been elected 
as.-istant assessor of his own ward • -t), 
declining a re-election last December 
on account of ill health. 

lie v,-as a worthy mem.bcr of the Soci- 
ety of Friends for ue.-.rly sixty years, 
and in pelitics was a life long democrat. 

For family pedigree, see Registek. 
vols, xxiii. pp. U8-9 ; xviii. p. 91 ; and 
xxvii. p. 22-5. a. m. g. 

Prof. Ck.vrlhs Stiort, LL.D.. died in 
New York city, Dec. 24, ISSG. a:.'ed 65. 
He was born" at Haverhill, Ma-s., in 
LS21. and was graduated at Harvard 
College in 18 i6. He v.-as president of 
Kenvon College at Gambler, Ohio, from 
1863' to 18'o7. and since 1S63 has been 
professor of Latin in Columbia College. 
His thorough scholarship well titted 
him in aiding in the revision of An- 
drews's edi.'ion of " Freund's Latin 
Dictionary." with which his name will 
be pcrmaucutly assoeiated. He was a 
member of the American connnitcee on 
the revision of the Bible, and he wrote 
for the American Journal of Philology 
several important articles upon this 
subject. Professor Short was a vestry- 
man of St. Thouaas's Church, and a 
member of the Century Club. 

Ei-.RATV.— Pi-'e If^^, 1- 45,/orCornwallis's read Cromwell's. 
read Nurihamp:on.-hue. 

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By the Rev. Ixcr.EASE N. Tarbox, D.D., of West Newton, Mass. 

'^pHE subject of till? sketch was one of the early members of tlie 
-5- Xew England Historic Genealogical Society, and followed its 
fortunes through nearly the whole period of its existence. He was 
admitted in 1853. He has been a valuable member. Though not 
often present at our monthly meetings, he has been thoroughly con- 
versant with our work and deeply interested in it. He has also been 
ready to lend a helping hand financially from time to time as occasion 
called. He was a generous contributor to the building fund in 1870, 
and to the Library fund in 1871. 

Mr. Leonard was born, June 1, 1814, in the town of Sturbridge. 
His father was the Rev. Zenas L. Leonard, a well educated and 
prominent Baptist minister of his day, born in Bridgewater, Mass., 
Jan. 16, 1773, graduated at Brown University in 1794, and pastor 
of the Baptist Church in Sturbridge for the long pei'iod of thirty- 
six years, 1796-1832. He died June 24, 1841. According to 
the fashion of the times, he was a farmer as well as a minister, and 
also an educator, receiving young men into his fiimily to be trained 
for business or for professional life. Brought up thus in a literary 
atmosphere and conversant with books, young Manning often re- 
gretted in after year.> that he did not follow the course of his elder 
brother in seeking a public education. His mother was Sally Fiske, 
bom in Sturbridge, April 4, 1782. She survived her luisband twen- 
ty-seven years, dying at the age of 86, July 18, 1868. She was de- 
scended from one of the ancient families of the town, who gave the 
name " Eiske Hill" to the quarter of the town where they resided. 

The earliest American ancestor of Mr. Leonard was Solomon' and 
wife Mary, of Duxbury. From him the line runs through Jacob* 
and Phebe Chandler ; Joseph^ and ]Martha Orcutt ; Josepii^ and 
^lary Packard; David* and ]Mary Hail. To these we add (to 
make the line complete) Zenas Lockwood' and Manning.^ 

The town of Southbridge was incorporated Feb. 15, 181G, be- 

VOL. XLI. 22 

250 Manning Leonard. [July? 

fore lie readied the years of remciubruncc. Here his early edu- 
cation went on in the public schools and in \\\i fitiicr's iiouse. 
He was also introduced to an out-door practical education on 
his father's farm, and this style of culture for tiie .Great ends of 
life was not inferior to the other. He was thus made practically 
acquainted with the sights and sounds and ol)jcct3 of nature, with 
the birds of the air, tlfe beasts of the field, the trees of the forest, 
and with the trreat forces which rule in the material world. A 
child whose caTly years are confined within city walla, however 
great mav be liis advantages for schools and the culture of books, 
for irallcrics of art and science, still lacks some of the most impor- 
tant'points of an early education. 

In this general way the first fifteen or sixteen years of young 
Leonard's Hfe were passed. Then for his education in higher 
branches of study he was sent to xVmherst Academy. This was an 
institution which preceded the existence of Amherst College, and 
ou^ of which the college in some measure grew. He entered this 
school in the autumn of 183 L not very far from the time when 
Eev. Simeon Colton, D.D., took the charge of it. Mr.Colton, 
a native of Lougmeadow, was a graduate of \ ale College in \>A)h 
had been ten years pastor of the Congregational Church at i ai- 
mer Ala^s., and ten vears principal of :Monson Academy before 
he took char-e of the 'Academv at Amherst. He was one of the 
most successfhl educators of his day. He was, in dirtcrent places, 
employed about thirty vears as the head of classical acaaemies,_and 
was afterwards for a time president of CUnton College, :Sl.s::issipp_i. 
He lived on to great a-e, dying in North Carolina in ll:iG8, in his 
85th year A very lar^^e number of young men were tnoroughly 
fitted for collen-e under his instruction, and a still larger number 
were prepared'to act well their part in life. AVe happen to know 
that in the one year 1825, fourteen young men passed from under 
his instruction at Monson Academy to enter coUc-e, of whom eight 
went to Yale and six to Amherst. The writer has often met men 
who received their academical instruction from Dr. Colton, and 
were always ready to testifv their profound gratitude for the infiuencc 
which he excrte.1 upon them intellectually and morally. That young 
Leonard valued his privileges at Amherst, and that his teachers and 
the people of the place thought well of him, is shown in the fact that 
he was invited back to Amherst to be a teacher He did not how- 
ever, choose to give himself .to the occupation of teachmg, but chose 

rather a business life. r ,• „i„..i. :„ 

He went first to Xew York city, and became for a tune a cleik in 
the drv--oods store of Titfany, Anderson & Co. In 183.^, which 
was thevear of his majority, he went to Noblesville Ind and made 
a be..innin- of business on his own account. In 183<> he remold 
to M'adi^on, Ind., and in 1838 formed a partnership with ^corge ^L 
Phelps, under the firm name of Leonard 6c Phelps, for the eale of 

1<S87.] Manning Leoyiard. 251 

tliv ^oods. In 1844 tliis connection was dissolved find lie returned 
to \\\:- native town, primarily to take the place of secretary and trea- 
surer in the Central ^ManufacturiuL,' C'iin[)any, of wliioh liis fatlier- 
in-law, ]\Ir. Ehenczcr Davis Anunidov.-u, was then the owner. 

This position he held for a time, and then entered into partner- 
siii[) with ^Ir. Chester A. Dresser for the manufacture of cotton 
cloth and delaines at the Central ]Mill3 in Southbridgc. This busi- 
ness proved highly prosperous and remunerative. 

"While Mr. Leonard was living at the west, ho came back to his 
old home in ^Massachusetts for his wife. He was unite<l in mar- 
riage Sept. 15, 1840, with ^Nliss ^Nlary F. Ammidown, daughter of 
Ebcnezer D. and Rebckah (Fisher) Ammidown. This marriage 
proved an eminently happy one, and contributed in a high degree to 
the prosperity and comfort of his lite. From this marriage there 
were seven children, of whom five, two sons and three daughters, 
v»ith their mother, are novv* living. One of these sous is .Mr. Ber- 
nard A. Leonard, now an active and substantial citizen of South- 
bridge. The other son, who chose a professional life, is Dr. 
Charles Henry Leonard, of Providence, 11. I. 

In Mr. Leonard there does not seem to have been any narrow- 
er technical spirit, setting form above substance and religious 
rites above Christian character. He hud a very broad, catliolic 
nature, looking at all things in the light of common sense and 
reason, and not througii the eyes of personal or ancestral preju- 
dice. He first connected himself with a Presbyterian church 
while he was living at [Madison, Ind. His wife united with the same 
church at the same time. This was in 1842. On his return to the 
east in 1844, he and his wife connected themselves with the Con- 
gregational Church of S(nithl)ridge. He held in great honor the 
early fathers of New England, the Puritans of the Massachusetts 
Bay and the Pilgrims of Plymouth, especially tie latter. His son 
in a letter tells how his father delighted to linger around old Ply- 
mouth and to wander along its shores, calling to mind the scenes of 
1620 and of the years that followed. This ancestral New England 
spirit was very strong witiiin him, and made him naturally at home 
in the Congregational Church. 

!Mr. Leonard's wife in a letter says : 

In looking back over ^Ir. Leonard's early h'fe, I can see that his love for 
his family ami kiiidreil led him to gather afl ihe items of interest reganliiig 
them, and, as he had leisure, he was prefviriag a history of tlie Leonard 
family, wliich he was unable to tiuish. His son and daughter hope to com- 
plete the work. 

It will be borne in mind, as has already been stated, that ^Mr. 
Leonard's earliest American ancestor was Solomon of Du\bury, 
and it was doubtless a special pleasure to him to trace a family line 
back to tiiat point. One of the chief excellencies of Mi. Leon- 

252 Manning Leonard. [July, 

anl's c'luiracter was its iiicc l)al;xncc and adjustment, making him 
■wise in counsel and judicious in action. This foature of his 
character seems to have impressed itself strongly upon his fellow- 
citizens, so that they were wont to look at him as a leader and 
guide in public enterpri.^es. Tiie high character and dignity of 
many of our old New England townships have been determined 
largely by the presence and activity of a few such men. Without 
assuming to be leaders, they became natural leaders by their own clear 
intelligence and worth. A writer in the SoiUhhridgc Journal of 
August 7, 1885, whom we understand to be ]Mr. George li. Mel- 
len, of AA'orcester, liappily illustrates these features of his character 
in the following paragraphs : 

Manning Leonard was a nniTi of rare qualities. As a business raan he 
was remarkably energetic and reliable. His word was as good as his boud. 
His unswerving honesty and integrity made him respected by all his busi- 
ness associates. While he was conservative in his business methods, he did 
not lack that enterprise which insures success. He never rushed into any 
scheme because it promised large returns, but carefully investigated before 
taking any steps. After a full investigation and the forming of a conclu- 
sion, he was persistent in bis purpose until it was accomplished. He was 
a methodical man. Every hour had its ov/n duties, which were punctually 
performed. Success in business came to him because he earned it and de- 
I served it. 

I In public life Mr. Leonard occupied a hi^h place. At different times he 

[ was called by his fellow-citizens to till almost all the local offices in their 

i gift. He took a most active part in the establishment of a free public libra- 

I ry, and was an eiHcieut member of the library committee from the founda- 

I tion of the library in 1871 to 18S5. For many years he was secretary of 

1 the committee, and his records are models of conciseness and neatness. In 

} 18G9 he represented his district in the general court of the commonwealth. 

I He tilled the otlice of justice of the peace from 1849 to 1880. The duties 

[ of every public office he ever beld were discharged with fidelity to the best 

I interests of the community he served, and with honcr to himself He was 

{. a prime mover in the establishment of the Southbridge Savings Bank, and 

I was elected clerk of the corporation from 1848, when it was orijanized, to 

I the time of his death. He was a director in the Southbridge National 

i Bank, a position he held since 1849. Both these financial institutions de- 

plore the loss of a keen, far-sighted man, whose services, freely rendered, 
were of inestimable value to them in the safe conduct of their business. 

We obtain some very distinct glimpses of Mr. Leonard's charac- 
ter from certain sentences in a letter from his son, which is not copied 
continuously but culled here and there for such passages as seem 
to serve our purpose. The son says : 

From a child he seemed to have the talent to gather knowledge in a 
definite way, and to hold this knowledge in a speciiic manner. He did a 
cond deal of advisory and su:;:restive work for the benelit of his neighbors 
and friends, for which he never expected any reward, and sometimes per- 
haps people did not thank him for as much information us he felt beueti- 
cently inclined to give them. 

1887.1 Manning Leonard. 253 

In his (loslre for pecuniary gnin, not one dollar came to him h\' acting 
on aiiY other than his constant rule of doing to others as ho would wish 
them "to do by him, if the place of bnyer was that of seller. He was a 
straight-forward, positive, thorough man, yet he <hd not push his way 
or crowd others as he moved through the world. People came to him for 
.1 -^roat many facts that they had no business to suppose he knew or mider- 
stood, but as they believed somebody knew them, th'^y thought he muit be 
the man. He was one who believed in woman, and it hurt him keenly to 
hear or know of any one who was not loyal to his own hope and tiiist iu 
her. His love of home was strong, and althi)ugh he rambled somewhat 
widely for a man in his line of business, yet he had the home spirit deeply 
implanted iu him. His love of children made him a favorite with them. 

These little side-lig'lits from one who ^vas in daily conipani<uisli!p 
with him, enable us to see how pure and true a man Mr. Leonard 
was, and how noble and beneficent was his lile. 

He left business in 1803 because of failing health, and in 18G4 
made a journey abroad, travelling through Great Britain, France 
and Switzerland. This journey was a source of very great pleasure 
and instruction to him, and he returned much improved in health, 
but not fully restored. His life at home now was one of compara- 
tive case and quiet, except that he had become so much of a public 
man that a great many important interests claimed his attention. 

In 1874,°with his Avife, lie made another more extended visit in 
Euro[)e, adding Germany and Italy to the countries before visited. 

Mr. Leonard was a careful giver, and bestowed his money accord- 
inc;- to his best judgment. He was especially interested in wmtliy 
yo'ung men who were trying to obtain an education for the ministry. 
As hfs own father and an uncle were educated ministers, and as he 
was an active member of the church, it was natural that he should 
look with a kindly eye upon young men seeking this profession. A 
larn;e number of young men of this class received aid and comfort 
from his helping hand, while they were making toilsome jour- 
' ney through the Academy, the College, the Seminary. 

'in addilion to his long' membership in our Society, he was also a 
member of the Worcester Society of Antiquity. 
I During the last thirty years of his life, Mr. Leonard was, to 
I 6ome extent, an invalid. Several times from 185(3 he was in the 
Massachusetts General Hospital to be treated for a chronic compli- 
cated disease, and he left business in 1863 because of failing health. 
But his illness was not of so serious a kind as to prevent his giving 
active attention to all passing interests, political, fmancial, social, 
moral, religious. As to the s^ickness immediately preceding his de- 
parture, and the scenes connected with his deatli and burial, we 
prefer to quote again from the writer in the Southhridr/e Journal, 
who was minutely acquainted with the facts. He says : 

In the winter of 1884-5 he was prostrated by a severe sickness, and al- 
tliough he partially raUied, still he never recovered his strength. His last 
VOL. XLI. 22* 

254 Manning Leonard. [Julyj 

illness ^vas not of long duration, but he sutfered greatly. Oii Friday, July 
31, ISS"), surrounded by his family, he passed away. 'His funeral was at- 
tended at his late home on Monday, August 3, by a largo number of 
relatives and friends. All luourued as at the loss 'of one whose place 
would-be hard to fill. 

In his death the community loses a large-hearted, philanthropic citizen. 
His family lose a devot-.d husband and a kind and indulgent fatlior. 

His life furnislies an example worthy of imitation. He was evidently a 
self-made man, and the story of his life should be a stimulus to all, espe- 
cially the young, to live up to the standard of excellence which he attained. 

The funeral services were conducted by tlic Kev. Josepli Daniel- 
son, his pastor, Avho has had charge of the Congregational Church 
in Southiiridge for the last ten years ; Eev. Jeremiaii E. Fullerton, 
then pastor ot the Congregational Church in Ho[>kinton, but now 
settled at Brighton, and by Rev. G. Easterbrook of the Baptist 
Church, Southbridgo. The Rev. Mr. Danielson spoke in substance 
as follows : 

In person Mr. Leonard was venerable even beyond his years — a marked 
man in appearance, leading strangers to ask, " Who is that? " Not less con- 
spicuous was he in his life. There was scarcely any interest in the commu- 
nity, national, educational, political or moral, with %vhich he was not promi- 
nently identified. For a period of twenty years he was an active member 
of one of the oldest manufacturing corporations in town. He was director 
in both the Southbridge National and Savings Banks. For many years he 
was a member of the School board. He was one of the foujiders of the 
Public Library, and served on the committee for a period of fifceen years. 
Mr. Leonard had a special taste for historical researches, and devoted much 
time in tracing out the relationsiiip of his own family, leaving considerable 
manuscript material as the result of his studies. As a Christian he was 
one of the pillars of the church of which he had been a member for more 
than forty years. Though originally a Baptist (being the son of a Baptist 
minister) he cordially atliliatetl with the views and methods of the Congre- 
gationalists. His temperament was of a calm and conservative order, yet 
at times ho gave way to deep feeling, especially in seasons of religious in- 
terest. He was a benevolent man, and often gave in a private way as well 
as through the channels of the church. To sum it all up, Mr. Leonard 
was a man of the Puritanic type ; conservative, yet rejoicing in evidences of 
progress ; firm in principle, yet conciliatory ; outspoken, yet ready to yield 
to others for the sake of peace, — a good citizen, a wi^e counsellor, a warm 
friend of the poor, a steadfast Chrisiian — one whom everybody respected, 
and whose place it is hard to fill. 

The Southbridge Journal reports the following testimonial to 
his worth : 

At a meeting of the trustees of the Savings Bank held Saturday, the fol- 
lowing resolutions were adopted: 

Tlic board of tru.-tees of the S>utIihriJice Savinsrs Bank, in the recent death of 
Jlannini; Leonard, clerk of tiie corporaticin ci)ntiiuiou.-<Iy since its onjanizatiun in the 
year 184S. realize the loss of an effieient and faithful officer and an e>teeiin:-d and 
leadinL; ciriz'-ti of this rMinmunity. We trace the history of t'.i.? growth ami prv»3- 
perous cou'iition ot this mHtitution to the eminent character ot its lou'iders and tho 
prudent, conservative and watchlul spirit of its managers, amonij w bo oi none bae 

1887.1 Genealogical Gleanings in England. 255 

boon tn,>re c.n.picuoa. in hi. 'lov.>tion to its welfare, or cor^.-tant in the diecbarge 
,.r HI .ill (lutv than tlic iiocc'.>t.t] clerk ; therefore 

"^S ^ ■ " IhaTthi. nu.mor>al of his service to this tUnk be placed "P'?" ' ^;;;«: 
on s u.l a c.pv thereof be .ent tu his family, as a tescmonial ot m,r hi-., repaid 
lor.;is.'umory and our sympathy with th-.m in th.:.e hoars ot thc.r sorrow and 
nt'lii-tiDii with thid sudden bereavement. . i i. «~ 

I W^?/ That this Bank attend the funeral .crviocs nt half past one o clock on 
Munduy r.ext, and that this Bank be closed from tnat iiour to three o el )ck, F..M.^ 

Appropriate rcsolutious were also adopted by the directors of the Na- 
tional Bank. 


Communicated by IIexry F., A.M., now residing in Loudon. Eu-hmd. 
[Continued from page 1S8.] 

A FivvL CoN-couD was made between Richard Grene, qnnr., and Wil- 
liam Convers, deforc, about three acres of arable land with the apnurteuaucea 
in Navestock, the consideration being forty poumls .sterhng. 

Feet of Fines, Co. of Essex, Easter lerm, ^b l^liz . 

Will of Thomas Coxvers, of Westmersey, Co. Essex, yeoman. 9 May 
1590, proved 11 January 1599. To my sous Thomas and EdwaPl Lou- 
vers all my lauds and teueme.its, whatsoever they be lu this realm ot Eng- 
land, towards the education and bringing up of my cluldrer. &c. io my 
son John Convers ten score out of the &c. m two vears 
he shall accomplish the full age of twenty one years, provided it my saul 
son shall happen to enjoy by inheritance one cottage and orchard (•. vy 

ll in Cheisen (Cheshunt?) in Co. Herts, then he to have but nme .^core 

pounds. To my daughters Lettes, Katreu and trances CouNer. hay 

pounds each in o'ne year after marriage or at the age ^l^''f}^'fj''^:-^ 

My sou Thomas Convers to be executor and sou Edward to b »uper 

^i^oj.-; Commissary Court, Essex and Ilert... 

WuAA.KM C0XTER3 of Layndou, Essex, husbandman, 15 June 1G07, 
proved 17 July 1007. To my sou William ten poumls at the age ot tweii- 
^-one years/ To my daughters Agnes and Joaue Convers tlurty pounds 
each at the ase of eighteen years. To my mother Joane Convei, thee 
,>ou..ds if sl,e^viU deplirt from my wife and not be at her keejung. io the 
poor of Lavndou ten shillings, and to the poor ot Ramsdeu Lellhous. three 
;hIHin,rs and four pence. To my wife Convers all my good, aiul 
chattel, c^c. and she to be executrix. My brother John Couvers to l.e over 
seer and I give to him ten shilling.. Com. Court, Essex and Ilert,. 

J..:rN Convers of Basildon. Essex, yeoman, 5 May IGU, Proved 6 
Jun-. I'ill. He mentions wife Elizabeth, ttiree daughters Joane, ^]^^^-^^ 
and Lydir. Convers, son in law William PuUeu (and his brother Ihomas 
Pullen"). sister Fvuth, and cousin Robert Vyncet. 

^ Com. Court, Essex and Herts. 

Allen Convers of Southweald in the County of Essex, y^^^f^^ 
Januarv 1 b:..;, proved at Brentwood -2.^ Jane lb:J9. ^o the P .or^.t the 
upLnd'of Southweald the sum of twenty shdlu.g., to be paid to the over- 

256 Ueneahrflcal Gtenninr/s in England. [July, 

seers of the sa'ul parish S^c. within one month next after my cleocxse. To 
Elizabeth my wife all my house and laud in Nayc-tocU ami Staufonl liy- 
vers, for the term of her natural life, and al'ier her decease to my son 
Gabriel Gonvers and to his heirs forover. T.) Elizabeth, my wife, all my 
house & laud in Fy.lield alias Eyfedfor termor her natural life, and after her 
decease to my son 'Daniel and to liis heirs forever oecording to a deed of fe- 
offment. To my son Andrew the sum of four pounds a year for the term 
of five years, to' be paid unto him by my son Daniel, the first payment to 
begin at the second feast of S' IMiehael the Archangel next after my de- 
cease, and so from year to year until the said t.i^rm of five years be expired. 
I give and bequeath to Richard Couvers, my son, other four pounds a year, 
&c., to be paid unto him by my son Daniel in manner & form as afore- 
said. To Anne Shelton, my daughter, the sum of forty shillings a year 
&c. &c. To Hester Skynner my daughter other forty shillings a year ic. 

Item I give & bequeath to Edward my son the sum of five sldlling? to 
be paid unto him by my executrix. To my son Gabriel the sum of five 
shillings &c. To 'my son Daniel five shUlings. To my son xVndrew 
five pounds, to be paid him within two years after my decease. To Rich- 
ard my son the sum of ten pounds, to be paid within one year after my 
decease. To Anne Shelton my daughter five pounds within two years 
&c. To Richard & Gabriel my sons one great brass pot and one cal- 
dron between them and to take them after Ihe decease of Elizabeth my 
wife. Other personal property to daughter Hester Skynner. All the rest 
of my .said goods, not bequeathed nor given away, to Elizabeth my wife 
■whom I make executrix &c., to pay such hgacies as I have bequeathed 
and crWen away an<l to see my body buried in a decent aud comely manner. 
Wit : Samuel Luckin, Thomas Osborne. 

Whitehead, 5G. [Registry of Archdeaconry of Essex.] 

Elizabeth Adams of the parish of Rederith [Rotherhithe] in the 
County of Surrey, widow, late the wife of John Adams, late of Ciauston in 
the County of Northami)ton, yeoman, deceased, being weak and aged, 10 
December', lOGO, proved the last of December IGGO. I give and bequeath 
i unto my son Thomas Adams (who about twelve years ago went into Vir- 

i ginia) five pounds to be paid him or liis assigns within six months after my 

I decease. To my son George Adams (who about three years since went 

1 into France) twenty pounds within six months &c. To Hugh Thompson 

i twelve pence, and no more, within six months &c. To my daughter Re- 

; becc-i Brownlow, wife of Reter Rrownlow, forty pounds within six months. 

1 To my daughter Sarah Adams fifty pounds within six months. My daugh- 

' ter ^farv Ailams to be sole executrix an<l residuary legatee. 

\Vit:'joane Vahun (bv mark;, Jane llilles, William Rarrett (by mark) 
and Joiin Fuller, Scrivener. Nabbs, 260. 

At Sea Latitude 24 degrees 7"" y« O"' 1002. Aboard y* Restauracon. 

Loveidge Brother These certifie vow that wee sett sayle from New 
EnMund "upon the fiifth day of Augast since which time wee have had two 
exceedin^'e great stormes of wiude insomuch that wee have lost all our mast 
and thro wne overboard a great <leale of ffi^h and mickrell and pipe staves 
as al^oe three hordes drowned one of which was betwixt yourselfc an<l my 
brother Thomas soe that vou have lost all as well as my brother Thomas 
aud mvselte and Peter. I knowe not whether I have saved anytliing or noe 
till I come to some port soe much as some of my wearinge Cloathes were 

1S37.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 257 

' thrown over board it was the Lord's Gr' mercy that hee (lid spare our lives 
; and was more then we did expect (twice) the Lord give us Iiearts to bee 
trurlv thankful! for his mercies wee lye like the wracke in the Sea and 
know not what harbour wee shall gett to and are scarce of provisions and 
water, but three pints of water a man a day (the Lord deliver us) I hope 
vow have paid the three pounds three shillings I charged to yow froua 
l.)cale if vow have uot pray doe. lint I doe not question but it is p;iid l«>ng 
ere this I have ab' tifty pounds or sixty pounds or seventy pounds of To- 
bacco in Captaiue Thomas Carter's haude at Nancemund in Je.imes River if 
1 come not home this twelve monethes then pray looke after itt for then 
yow may conclude the Lord hath taken me out of this world. But I hope 
ere that'he will titt mee for a better world I had a servant run away in 
Virrrinia that makes mee not knowe what Quantitie of Tobacco is in Cap- 
taiue Carter's hands I pray if it should please God to ileale otherwise then 
vow expect with mee that'yow would see after that and lett my brother 
Peter my sister Mary and William have it Captaiue Jn" Whitty who 
uses Virginia knowes the man and if yow can speake to him hee will b.ring 
it home " hee knowes the man is a very honest man and lett them three h.ave 
their shares of what is due to mee which wiroee seventy or eighty pounds 
apeece and seventv or eighty pounds amongst all of yow for mourninge. ^ I 
am in hast the shipp being under saile— soe leavinge yow to the protection 
of Almit^hty God with my kincle Love to yourselfe and all freinds rest 

° IV Loveing brother Stepiiex Fox. 

20 October, 1GG3 emacavit comiSissio Johanni Fox fratri nrali etc. 

Juxon, 110. 

Francis TTillts of the parish of Ware River, in the County of Glou- 
cester, in Virginia, but now resident in the parish of East Greenwich in 
the County of Kent, Gentleman, G July IGSO, proved 25 April 1G9I. My 
body to be decently buried, mv executor not exceeding one hundred pounds 
sterling at my funeral, in costs & charges. To my bving sister Grace 
Feilder one hundred & twenty pounds sterling to be paid in manner & form 
following (that is to sav) fifteen pounds per annum during her life, or until 
tiie 5um°of one hundred & twenty pounds be fully paid, which first shall hap- 
pen. To Charles Feilder, the son of my sister Grace aforesaid, one hun- 
dred pounds sterliiig (in pavments of twenty pounds per annum until the 
sum of one hundred" pounds be fully paid). To my cousin Elizabeth but- 
ler and her daughter Sarah Butts ten pounds sterling apiece, lo my 
cousins Frances and Elizabeth Willis, sisters to Hugh Willis, clerk, de- 
, c-i^ed, the sum of ten pounds sterlincr apiece. To Francis & Christopher 
. Willis, the sons of the said Hugh Willis, the sum of twenty pounds sterhng 
api.TO. To the widow of Hugh Vrillis ten p-ninds sterling. To Susanna 
Willis, the dau-hter of my brother Henry Willis, ten pounds sterling, io 
mv cousins John & Joane Lipton one hundred pounds sterling and toher 
twochildr.^n. Henrv & Mary, one hundred and thirty pounds sterlui'i apiece. 
To mv cousin 3IarV Herren, the daughter of my brother Henry ^\ illis de- 
cea.-Md. the sum of'three hundred and fifty sterling. To Alice U il- 
lis, dau-htcr of said brother Henry, three hundred & fifty pounds sterling. 
To mv loving cousin Elizabeth Ironmonger one hundred sterling 
an.i t.j hiT two ^ons Cliarlo .V- Matthew Iroiimon-er one hundred pounds ^ter- 
I ling apiece. To William Willis, the son of my brother Wiiliam U ill'--^ ">e^ 
ctal^ed one huiivlrt-d vi; tiltv sterling. To the poor of the [.an-^h of S 
Fr.wlc. als S' Algate in the city of Oxford, the place of my birth, one hun- 

258 Genealogical Gleoninfjs in EnrjJand. [July, 

dred pound,^ sterling. And all i;iy leguoios I desire may be paid within 
eigbteeu montlis after my doceaso. 

To my dear & lovin^j^ wife .lane A\'il!is. tlio sum of one tlioii?\Md poumLs 
sterlin^j, to bo paid In-r in tlio first place, within ono year after my (k-cea-ie. 
and all the household vessels of plati;, linen »& bedding which she brought 
ovei" with her from VirLrinia to K!i;:land {&. other [)ersoiial estate). 

I give unto tlio said William Willis, tlie son of my brother William 
Willis deceased, all tliat land & plantation which his father formerly lived 
upon & held of me, with the ap|)urtenance.«, situate on the South side of 
Crany Creek, containing one hundred acres or thereabouts, to him »S; the 
heirs of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten, and for want of such 
heirs then to the right heirs of me the said Francis Willis. 

I give & devise unto the said Francis Willis, the son of my brother Hen- 
ry T\'illis, all the rest & residue of all my other estate & estates whatso- 
ever in lands, goods, moneye, cattle & chattells that I now at this time 
stand seized or possessed in Virginia and not herein already devised, also 
one thousand pounds, to be paid him within eighteen months after my 

I ordain & make William Willis, the son of brother Henry Willis de- 
ceased, sole executor of tliis my will & test anient. I give unto M"' Eilward 
Polter, of the Parish of S' Peters in the Fast in Oxford city, aiillinor, and 
M'' George Kiciiards of London, merchant, whom I desire & appoint to 
be overstjers &c., the sum of ten pounds sterling apiece. 

Wit: Picluud Jones, Margaret Nicholson, .Joseph Bnsfield. 

Vere, 201. 

[Francis Willis, the pro,2;cnitor of t!ic worthy and prouuncnt Vir:,'inia family of 
the name Willis, was s'latited, July 3. 10 12, -130 acres of land in that p^rtii.m of York 
County IriiFU wliieh ':loi;ct'<ter County was formed by act of Asseinl'ly in the same 
year. ( Va. Land Rctjistry, IJook No. '2, p. I'.iO.) 

He represented Gioaoester County in the House of Burgesses in 1G5-2, and later. 
Francis (horn 1085-90). son of Ilugli Willis, the last piesumahli- his hnther. is 
said to iiave married " Lady'" Ann Rich in £ri;,dand about the year 171(3. She 
was interred near the chancel of \\'are Ci-aux-h, Gl >ueester County. Tiic frag- 
ments of the hriken slab above lier irrave present the followinij inscription : 

'• Here lyeth tiie body of Mrs. Ann Willis the wife of Col. Francis Willis, who 
departed this life tiie lO-'i of June, IT27, in the 3"3"J yea; of her age ; Also the body 
of A** daugliter of tie above a;,'od 7 days.'' 

There are a namher of extensive land grants of subsequent record, to Tliomas, 
Coll'' Francis. William. J(jhn, Richard, Rolicrt, Mijor Henry, David, Francis, 
Auiiustiiie and Herod Willis, to tiie year 1772, inclusive, located in tlie counties of 
York, Lancaster, (.ii.jucester, Wcstuiovcla'.d, Middlesex. Henrico, Spotsylvania, 
Oiange. Goochland. .\lh( nnarlf, Brun.-wiek and Pitt>ylvania counties. .Mni.^r, 
subsequently Co!.,nel Henry Willis, was on<' yf the Trustees of the town of Fre'tor- 
icksburirh, Va.. laid oU' in 1727. Col. Willi.ini IJyrd, visiting tlie town in 1732, 
pays: "Col. Willis, who is tlie top eunn of the place .... walked me about his 
town of Frederieksl)urg." A Henry Willis was in"mbf?r of the House of Rur- 
gesses from Gloiice-ter t.'ounty i:i 172f>, and Fnincis Willis in 173G. Lewis Rarwell 
married between Oe-t. 22-20, 1730, .Mary, pre^iimaMv a daughter of the la-t ; and 
Kebceea, daugliter of tins Lewis and Mary (Willis) Riirwell. of •' White .Maisli,"' 
Gloucester County, married Jaquelin. seventh child of Richard and £liz djeth 
(Jaquelin) Ambler (sec Grnnahyjical UUcniniix, x. p. 157>. 

Lewis Willis was one of the signers of t!ie articles of " .\8socintion," dated Feb. 
27, 17t'0, compo-i.d cldrlly of resilents of ^^'cstml^roland County, and kn iwn as 
the '• Westmoreland A.— oeiation " prote.-ting against the stamp act. and bin ling 
themselves not to uce any articles imported Irom (ireat iJritain sdbj,-ct to sucii tax. 

Kepre.^entatives of the Willis family June been allied with ncuriy every family 
of prominence in Virginia. — II. A. R.toeK, Richmond, Va.] 

1SS7.] Geaerihrjical Glerininrjs in Enfjland. 259 

Jonx West, uito of Xew York but now of Boston \n Now Enslarnl, 
Esquire, -20 Jauiuuy IGS'J, provea 25 Novcciher IG'Jl. My just debts to 
be paid ami all tbe rest & residue of my estate, both rerJ &. personal, and 
all my land & tonements, of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever 
they bf\ I give, devise & bequeath to my dear & well-beloved wife Auue 
West; and I make her my executrix. 

Wiiicii day appeared poraoiudly Charles LydgeLt of the parish of S* 
]Midreds Poultry, London, merchant, aged about tliirty four years, and 
Joha Talmer of the parish of S' Clement Danes in the County of Middle- 
sex, gentleman, aged about forty two years, and, being sworn upon the Holy 
Evang..-Iists to depose the truth, did generally say & that they did 
very well know John West late of Dostcn in New En<4'and, Esquire, de- 
ceased (who as they have been informed and do veiily believe departed this 
life in or about the month of July last past) and so liad done for the space 
of about seven years together before his death and these deponents do sever- 
ally depose that they were and are very well acquainted with the manner and 
ciiHracier of writing of the said John West deceased and have often seen 
hitu write, and that they were and are well assured & do believe in their 
consciences that the schedule of paper hereunto annexed purporting the 
Will of the said John West is totally v/rote by and with the proper hauil- 
writing of the said John West deceased. And further these deponents do 
depose that they have severally Ijeard the said John West deceased, in his 
life time, siy that he had made his will and that he had left the same in 
New I^ngland when he came away and that they really believe the sched- 
ule aforesaid to be a true copy thereof. 

Chakle3 Libget, J. Palmer. 

14" Novembris 16D1 Jurati fuere dicti Carolus Lydgett et Johannes 
Palmer super veritate pra?mi3sorum coram me Ri: Raines. 

Which day appeard personally Elizabeth Hughes of the parish of S* 
itartins Ludgate London, uidow, aged about forty three years, and bein<r 
sworn upon the Holy Evangelists made oath that John AVest f2s(j'' lately 
deceased had lodged at her house in the parish nforesaid about six months 
before his death, which happened in or about the month of August lust, 
and that after his death search was made for a will of the said deceased 
and that the copy hereunto annexed purporting the Will of the said de- 
ceased was among other writings ot" the said deceased in a trunk of his 
found by this deponent, Elizabeth Hughes. 

25° Novembris 1C91 Jurata fuit dicta Elizabetha Hughes super veri- 
tate prarmissorum coram me. Ri: Raines. Vere, 201. 

Capt. Samuel Style, at Eastra Moss in Portugal, 21 I\Lay 1G63, 
proved 26 April 16G5 by Plenry Boade, power being reserved for Syraon 
Smith and John Midleton. To my father James .Style fifteen pounds ster- 
ling, to my brother William Style fifteen pounds sterling and to brother 
John Stvie fifteen pounds sterling. To my brother Joseph Style all that 
monev which he hath in his hands of mine. I give unto my sister Eliza- 
beth Style, in New England, fifteen pounds sterling. To my brother Wil- 
liam's eldest daughter ten pounds. To my brother James his eldest child 
ten pounds. To my brother John his eldest child ten pounds. These sev- 
eral le'jf leies, amounting to the sum of ninety pounds, I de?ire may be paid 
by my brother James Style to each. And what he hath remainin-,' in his 
liands after I give to himself. T'.iere is in the Consul's hands, M' The: 
Maynvard at Libuou, seventy two poui;ds in Ei!gii=h money and six dol- 

260 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [JliIvj 

lars ami goIJ nine pieces, great and little ; uU is seventy two pounds now 
i in the Ciinsul's hands, of Porttifjuese criisadoes one hundred a'ld fourteen, 

! at Kasira IMoss four pieces of gold thirty eight crusadoes &c. ifcc. tS.c. 

1 The-c ?-'\ eral suras of money that is left in Portugal I desire that they bo 

I exactly divided betwixt my father aud my brothers and my sister Eliza- 

! beth Style. 

! The executors to be Syiuon Smith, Capt. Leift. Henry IJoad arid Leift. 

John Midkou. ]\Iy brother James Style ho did live iu Lusam* Kent Ov;c. 

my brother Joseph Style did live at the sign of the Ball in Bedlam, 

London. Hyde, 34. 

! TnoMAS Deane of London, merchant, 19 February 1683. My body 

1 to be decently buried, the charge thereof not to exceed one hundred 

! pounds. To wife Anne the rents, issues, and profits of all my messuages 

j &c. in the County of Sussex, and of my houses iu old Fish Street Ilill, 

.: Loudfjii. during her natural life (and certain furniture described), one linh 

f of the plate, ail her ovru rings and Jewells and three hundred pounds, incase 

( her father do not require? the same sum of mc for which I have given him 

my notes. To my daughter Sarah Deanc twelve hundred pounds; and also 
: eight hundred pounds which 1 lately received from her grandfather ^V 

J "William Browne of Salem in New P^nglaud, which was due to me from 

j hi u as a part of her mother's portion; which will make my daughter's {)or- 

I tiou two thousand pounds. This two thousand pounds to be paid at her age 

• of eighteen or day of marriage first happening. To my said daughter all 

I the plate which was her mother's and one fifth of all my plate. To my 

■ sons Thomas and James Deane and my daughter Rebecca Deane the rents, 

i issues and profits of all my messuages, &c. in the County of Southampton, 

! towards their education and maintenarice, to hold the same unto ray said 

! three children until such time as my said sou Thomas shall attain his full 

\ age of one and twenty. (Then follow special legacies to these three 

j children.) 

! If all my children die before they come to full age or day of marriage, 

; all their estate, both real and personal, to my two cousins Henry Deane 

: and Thomas Deane,* sons of my brother W John Deane. aud to their heirs 

! forever. To my brother M' John Deane and t> my brother-in-law ]M' 

i William Browue' fifty pounds apiece, and they to be joint executors. To 

1 my friend John Midgley of Loudon, sciivener, ten pounds. The witnesses 

1 ■ were John Midgleyj'scriveiier, and Thomas Casou and William Halfonl, his 


In a codicil added 13 August 1G85, he says, it hath pleased Almighty 
God to bless me with another son to whom I have given the Christian 
name of Samuel, <J^c. Witnesses J. Packer, Tho: Furr and Ro: Smyth. 

The above will was proved 12 ]\Iay, 108G, and coumiission issued forth 
to John Deane, with jiower reserved for William Browne, the other exec- 
utor. A commission issued forth "JO April, lOOo, to Thomas Deane. son of 
the deceased, John Deane, the former executor, having also deceased, and 
William Browne, the other executor named iu the will, having renoimced 
the executorship. Lloyd, oG. 

rTi>oma>* Deane. the testator, was a merchant of Boston. Mnspachusctt?. from I6fi4 
to about 1078, when l;e returned to En-land and settled in L-ndun. Bo was a (^..n 
of Janv s Deane of Deantlamls and Uxen\Tuu<l, and was horn about 1610. He mar- 
ried tir^t, Surah, dau-luer of William Browi^e uf Salem, Ma<s bv whom lie liad. 
1, Sarah, bom at Boston, Oct. 27, ItJuH, m. Rev. Dr. Kobcrt Woodward, Dean ot 

* The town of Lewi>ham, Kent. 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in Engla>id. 261 

Salislmry, wlioni she Furvived. Tlicir dauL'litcr Henrietta m. Nathaniel Hyde, and 
h:id three cliiidren. 2. AVi:(;/.f//i, born at ]!. DcC. i}'J, l(iG7, died vuiin^'. ' lie m. 
Fccond, Anne, dai;£;hter of William I'arr uf Luudun, and iiad, 3. Tltomds, \ion\ Vit 
V>. .^!arch 18, 1(173-4, a portrait of \^ liom is found in tlie I5riti?h Museum ; m. 
Jane Ciray of ijtuwcy, S mier.-et, by whom he had a ('.uu^diter Jane, 
torn aliout 1700, m. Sir Juhn Cullum, hurt, (sec B-.thani's Barimctajr^ v^I. 
ii. p. 55). 4. i?'-i<C(a, born at B. Deo. 7. 1G7T, m. .Mr. Pearsc. 5. James, b Dau. 
died young. 7. 6'(?//!«f/, born about 16S5. For other fact;-, see RrciSTEfi, vol. iii. 
p. 3>0; vol. xxvii. p. 42ii. A letter from him to Joseph Dudley, Mareh 4, KiSS-l, 
is printed in the Kiigistek, vol. xiii. pp. 237-8. A mural tablet to hi.s uiciuwry in 
Frecfolk Chapel bc:n-.s tlii.s inscription : '• Here lyeth tiie b:jdy of Thomas D.-.ine 
Esq. wlio died the 27th day of April 16SG, Aged 4G. And Anne, his wife, d.iu:,'h- 
ter of William Farr, Grocer and Citizen of London. She departed this life the slst 
day of January 170(5-7 aired 52 years." 

>ir. Williaia Dean, 53 Kouan Road, West Kensington, London, Ensland. has 
ecnt mc an extract from the MS. l'edi:;ree of Deaneof Deanelaods. by tlie Kev. John 
liatr.uiet Deauc, M.A., F.S.A., of Dath, Kni^hmd. Irnui whieh and other documents 
eeiit mc liy Mr., and MiS. of the lite Mr. William Rtc I Deane, of K )jton, 
Mass. , the lollowiTig pedigree of Thomas Deane of Frcefolk is derived : 

Ricn.vRD* DE Dene, or Denefield, temp. £d\r. JIl., had Walter de Dene of Iwood 
(Ilaekwood) in the parish of Basing ; Richard de Dene. 

Ricuard- de Dene, ob 2d Henry IV.. by wife Isabella, daughter and heir of Wil- 
liam llolovrell, had William at Dene, d. s. p. ; Richard de Dene. 

Ricuard^ de Dene of Odiham, by wife Isabel, daughter ol Ralph Yonge, had 
Wi'liam at Dene. 

William'' .\t Dene had Matthew at Dene, or, according to pedigree Ilarl. MS. 
1514, p. 7.S4. Walter Dene. 

Matthew* .\t Dene, or Walter Dene, by wife Agnes, daughter and heir of John 
Lecclie, had John at Dt-ne of Odiliam, d. 6. p. ; James at Dene: Richard at Dene, 
whose son John' father of Sir James" Deane, knt. of London, who d. in IGOS, 
aged 63. 

Jajiks* at Dene, by wife Amy, had Christopher; James, Richard, John, Eliza- 
beth, Amy and ^larirery. 

JoDN^ at Dene, m. Margery Dnnhurst of Sussex, and had Henry; Richard, m. 
Brid_at, daughter of Thomas Eei-ington of Strolghtly, Berks, and had Fraiicis,' 

Henry^ Deane of Dennelands, Hants,* m. 1st, Ann Hall, m. 2J, Alice Boring- 
ton, sister of his brother Richard's wife, and had John, m. Alice Turner, d. s. p. ; 
JatiLCs ; William of Havant, m. Frances Vachell, sister of John Hampden's second 
wife; Elizabeth; Alice; Mary. 

James' Deane of Deanelands, Hants, and Oxenwood, Wilts; m. first, Eli7->bet!i 
Pigott, who d. s. p. : m. second. Fiances, daughter of Thomas Baynard of W uns- 
ti-uw, SoiniTi^ct (see Vi.-itation of Wiltshire, 1023, ed. by Mais lall. p 34), and had 
Henry. Chancellor of Bath and Weils, c^'. 37 in 1G72, m. Anne, daughter of Wil- 
liam Pearce. D.D., and had daughter Elizabeth; Ji>hn, buried Jan. 4, 1691-5, at 
Tidcombe ; Thomas of Freefolk, the testator, whose family is given above; Fran- 
ces ; Susannah. 

' Mr. William Dean, of London, suggests that the testator's nephew, 
Deane here named, of whom he finds no later trace in England, luay have emiirtatcd 
to New England, and that the Tluuias Deane of B>sion, .M;>s~.. 1692 (see IIegis- 
TEK, xxxvii. p. 2S8), wi-;0 owned pa-ture and wood lots in Wrentiiam, Mass.. where 
Thomas Deane of Freelolk was an early proprietor, may be identical with him. It 
Is p.j-^ible that this Conjecture is true, and facts lo disprove or confirm it are suli- 
cited. It is worthy of note that Thomas Deane of B<jstijn. 1692, married a niece of 
Peter Lidget of Boston, the intimate friend of Thomas Deane ^}i Freef^dk. Still 
it siiould he borne in mind that this can only be called a conjecture — FniTOR. 

• See Slaufjhl'r's History of Bristol Parish, 2d ed. p. 166.— R. A. Brock.] 

• Uoanelan'ls was located between Basing and, on tlie left hand fide of the 
road to Neiviihatn, and i.s markevi on the Ordnance map. In ilic act of rarli.inient, 4i h and 
5tli Anne, can. .'u , for tisc ? de of lands of Thomas Ucane, I-'.sr^., mention is made of tlic di--- 
positii.n of Ikriiidinids, alias Leeches near Ba>in5. A .'mail liuiisc stnod on it in 1S74. 
The arms eonlirmed in l.jO.^ Iiy DethieUc, Garter King of Arms, lu Deane and 
his ci)ii>in .Sir Janes'' Deane, arc Gu. a lion sejuit giiardant or, on a chief ar. three cres- 
cents of the fir-f. C/v?.'— A demi-lion rampaut or, holding in tlic de.xti r paw a crescent 
gu. An engraving of these arms is printed in the Registek, voh iii. p. 375. — Eiuroi:. 

VOI-. XLi. 23 

262 Groton Documents. [July, 

Notes on Abstracts previously printed. 

Stephen "WiNTnROP {ante, vol. xl. pp. 161-2). 

[In my note to the will of Colonel Stephen Winthrop, in the Register, 1 stated 
that bis daui;htcr Jjanna luitrricJ llichani llanouck. My friend Mr. Henry 
tonstall has since shown nie pajjurs in his py.-.«evion, which conclusively establish 
that the Christian name of mis Hancock was Judith. The mi.-<take undoubtedly 
arose from the tact tiiut Stephen W. had an elder daughter Judi:,h who died in 
cliildiiood, and the compiler of the old Winthrop pedi;,'ree (from which i quoted) 
eTideiitly confu:?ed the second Judith with her sister Joanna, who dif;d unmarried. 
_ Mr. II. Salton^tUl's papers al^-o estahlibh that the said Judith Hancock and her 
Bister Mar:;aret ^\*ard, afterwards Willey, were joint ownertj of the well-known 
Humphrey farm, embracing Suntaun Lake, in Salem and Saugus (now Lynnlield 
and Pcabody), the ?aid farm having been acquired by Stephen U'inthrop from 
Robert Saltonstall in 1615. It is now the property of Mr. Uenrj- Saltonstall. 

R. C. W., JR. 

The record of the laying out of " the bounds of the Pondes Farmc, belonging, to 
Major Stephen Winthrop,"'^ may be found in the printed Rjcords of the Colony of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England, vol. iv. Part 1. p. 05.— it. r. w.j 


Commnnicato J by the Hon. Samuel A. Greex, M.D., of Boston. 

^F^PIE following two documents are now in the possession of 
-L Charles Gerrish, of Groton. The letter was \\Titten to John 
Lakin, one of the petitioners for Groton, and an early settler of the 
town. It gives by implication the name of Lokin's wife, which 
excepting her given name, INIary, baa hitherto been unknown. It is 
evident from the letter that she was a Bacon of Woburn. Now ^Mi- 
chael Bacon of that town had a daughter Mary ; and he died on 
July 4, 1GS8, leaving it very certain t'uat he was her father. His 
second daughter, Sarah, had married Caleb Simonds, of W'oburn. 

Samuel Carter, the writer of the letter, was a graduate of Harvard 
Col ege in the class of 16G0, and by turns a preacher and scliool- 
mastcr. In 1692 he was settled as the minister of Groton, where 
he died in the autumn of the next year. 

The list of names, found on one side of a single sheet, includes 
moat of the tax-payers of Groton for the year 1701, and decs 
not appear in the town-records. The names of Davis, Farns- 
worth, Farwell, Hall, Holden, Ilutchins, Longley, Page, Per- 
hara, Prescott, Shedd, Stone and Tarbell, prominent in the history 
of the town at that time, are not mentioned, but perhaps they may 
have been on another page or sheet. 


My Respects presenter! to your self & wife these few lines may let 
you uQilerstand that your Brother & Sister Simonds are in gooil health 
and Desire the Reinembrance of their kind loue unto you both ; and haue 
Requested me to signify unto you that things are so circumstaacet.1 mth 
respect to those Legacies given by your Father Bacou wh';rriu you aie Con- 
cerued that its Necessary that you should come dowue to them as soou as 
may be : 


A:i Old Landmark of Boston. 


At the Desire of your Brotlier & Sister I bauc perused some of your 
ffatiiers writeiiigs and as things Appear to me I would advise you to come 
downe as spet dily as you can ; Thus Resting your Loveing Friend 
ffr[om] Woburne " Sam' C.vnTER 

2 Jan: 168| [Superscribed] 

These for Sarg 
John Lakin 
At GroutoQ 

Beuj Laken 
Joseph Lakeu 
James Blanchard 
John hoar 
Zechriah Satell 
daniell mixer 
James Robison 
Joseph Cade 
Ebenezer Robins 
Eobart Robins Juner 
John nuting 
Samuell Keompe Jun 
Jonathan Keempe 
Benj Swallow 
Zerubbabell Keempe 
John Sliatuuck 
Samuell Shatduck 
John Shiply 
"William Laken Lakea 
Abraham Laken 
Josiah Laken 
Joseph Larrance 

00 05 03 
00 05 02 
00 07 01 

00 OG 04: 

00 OG 00 
00 OG 01 
00 12 09 
00 11 07 
00 05 00 
00 01 04 
00 12 04 
00 05 09 
00 05 10 
00 09 00 




00 07 
00 06 07 
00 06 05 
00 OS 08 
00 06 06 
00 07 08 
00 06 00 
00 05 03 

John Gilson 
Enoch Larrance 
Nathaniell Larrance Ju 
Thomas williames 
Joseph parkcr 
James Xutingc 
Eliazcr parker 
Samuell parker 
daniell Larrance 
Nathaniell Blood 
William Green 
Eliazer Green 
Samuell woods Sener 
Nathaniel Larrance Sen 
thomas woode 
Samuell fiske 
Lifte. Larrance 
thomas Chamberlin 
Joseph Bioode 
James Robines 
Richard waruer 
Jonathan boydon 
Nathaniell woods 






































































to l)enj Laken constable 
this rate made by the Selectmen of groton for the cuntrey for the year 
1701 witli eaery mane [name?] and sum to it acording to the tresure 

groton October 28"^ 1701 

by order of the Selectmen Jajies Blaxchard Clarke 

By W'liLiAM Tkckntox Parkeh, M.D., of Newport, R. I. 

TO the old residents of Boston, the changes which are being made ia 
Somerset Street must bring back to memory old times when this sec- 
tion of the city was an aristocratic centre. The destruction of so many 
houses must, in spite of the improvement promiied, cause considerable re- 
gret. One house. — like a giant of the forest, standing when others had 
taUen, or like a rock on the shore resisting the onslaught cf the waves, — 

2G4 An Old Landmarh of Boston. [July* 

was No. 27. the one formorly occupie<l by Elijah Morse, Esq. The house 
W.1S one of the ohl fashioned kind, '* built to hist " — with ma.'=sive walls 
and large rooms with hi;:h ceirni<is. It was four stories ii» height, and 
could contain within its walls a fondly company without seeming overtilleil. 
On the ground floor a large arched door, like the entrance to an armory, 
opened from the street — into a passageway to the court in the rear. Tiiis 
was used fill- provision and supply wagons, and hi-re the cows were driven 
home in the afternoon to yield their wholesome milk. The chimneys were 
massive and suggested wide and warm fire|daces. The main entrance to 
the house was up a long flight of stone steps, and under a geiicrous porch 
which promised a hearty welcome. One would recognize in its great good- 
natured appearance appropriate place for the legend: — 

ATeloome to all within this sate ; 
No friend e'er came too early, 
None ever stayed too late. 

Its owner was like the house generous and hospitable. lie was a 
man whose memory will live long after his sturdy house, which could 
easily have lasted another century, has tumbled to ruins. Elijah Morse 
was one of the prominent lawyers of Boston in his day, and was held in 
Icvin^j respect bv tlie honorable Society of Freemasons, of which society 
he was District Deputy Grand Master for rnany years. He married the 
daughter of Dr. William -Jackson, a highly esteemed medical man of Lon- 
don, whose father was for many years one of the aldermen of that ancient 
citj. Dr. Jackson's home in Boston was the rendezvous of Englishman 
visiting this country, and he entertained with good old Engli-h hospitality. 

In August, 1824, Gen. Lafayette was entertained by Gov. Eustis in 
Roxlmrv, and later was received by a cavalcade of citizens at the town 
limit and escorted into Boston. The ringing of bells, salvos of artillery and 
discharires of rockets made a general hearty welcome for the noble Fretioh- 
man. > The handsomest horse in Boston v.-as believed to be that belonging 
to Mr. Morse, and he was therefore requested to give it up for L;\f:iyette'3 
use, and the next best one was ridden by Mr. IMorse in the cavalcade. Mr. 
Morse's estate was very valuable, and contained much of what is now Pem- 
berton Square. After his death the estate, unfortunately for the heirs, was 
sold, and of late years it has been known as a " family hotel." 

The old house on Somerset Street has been the scene of many interest- 
\T\f events, social and political, and its old friends regretted seeing it used 
as a hotel, but still more when they were called upon to witness its total 
destruction. It certainly "died hard," and to demolish it required the 
labor of many men for many days. 

r^Ir. Morse left a widow and four daughters, one of whom married Dr. 
W. Thornton Parker, formerly a prominent physician of South Boston, and 
another Frederick W. G. May, Esq.. of I'.oston. 

The followins extract from the History of Columbian Lodge, of Boston, 
of which INIr. Morse was for a time :\Iaster, may be of interest in this 

Elijah Alorse. Esq., frraduated with distinguished honors in hisclass, whioh has 
furni^l.ed .«uch iiu-n as Rev. Dr. Ide, of .Medway, and Rev. Or. Biiri,'ess. of Dedhain, 
nnl others advanrn^'coiislv known. Eh- oinnicnced llio ot law wit!i Jud-e 
Tliatciier, uf T!:omast(.n. Me., and fini^lud with fimotliy i;i,'clow. of Ro>t m, wh.^je 
office and a slrirc of its eiiu.liunpnts pa'^sf.l iiiuncdiat.-ly int ) hU hamlsou ';»m:,'ad- 
mitt.-d to the bar. lie married t!ie daughter ut Dr. Jackson, of Edinhur^rh, who*e 
father was one of tlic aldermen of London, and pasaed hid remaiomg days m Boston 

IS87.] ^A« Odlin Family. 265 

in tlo Dractice of his profession, -welcoming numerous ac-iunintances to the ho!«pi- 
■ t ilit'u-s of Ills house, lie con-enttd at a sacrifice to represent lioston one year in the 
(kueral Court, but declined a ^e.■und nomination. "« '^«=^' ^^^''^:. *'"l*^ ,'!' 2'" 
d(Mtli one ot the standin^i cnuuiittee of the Bar witl. Samuel lluhl.ard, \\ . D. feo- 
bicr John Pickerin-, Charles G. Loring, John K Adan and Jaru..^ I. Austin. 
When lusd^athwds reported a special meeting of the Bar was held and a resolu- 
tion adopted to testify their respect for him by attending his funeral. Ihis being 
declined uu behalf of his family, it was thereupon motioned by John 1 ickering, 

^"'''- Vot"ed, that the Bar of Suff)lk are deeply impressed with the lamented decease 
of their late brother, Elijah Morse. tWi. ills urbanity of manners and active use- 
fulne..^ will l>e testitied by all, while hi^ zeal and tidelity to his clients will be ap- 
nreciated by those who met with him in the walks of his profession. _ Voted, that 
the fureaoin- resolution he transmitted to his family as n testimonial ot sincere 
svmpatirv inlheir loss of a father and a husband, who united the virtues of private 
to the energies of active life. Attest, Jasuu Qclncv. ^ 

The remains of Elijah Morse rest iu a tomb in the old Granary Burial 
Grouud on Tremont Street. 

Note by the EoiTOR.-The house 27 Somerset Street Boston, described in the 
above article, was built by the Hon. James Lloyd, Jr^ LL D. soon after Somerset 
Street was laid out, early in the present century. Mr. Lloyd was^Lm ted States 
Sen-^tor from 1608 to 1813, and from ISiC to 18-26. He was born in Bostou n 1.69, 
Sunted II 1787, and died in New York city, April 5, 1831. In this house in 

irme,StS;LV,-G;n: Lafayette was M- Llo^-i^S"f • -JT V'"/ Hll ''" eTc 
the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary ot the battle of Bunker IliU. v^ce Lc- 
vas.eur-s " Lafayette in America," Philadelphia, l^■20. ^'a t,?" -fplil^^iSnl i"a 
of Senator Lloyd and his brother-in-law, the Ih)n. Samuel B^eck of Phi .dtlp^na, 
presented by their nephew, the Kev. Charles Breck D.D of Ayilmington De I. 
are in the pf.ssession of the New England Historic Genealogical pf.'et.v. ^enaior 
Lloyd resided in this house till 1827, when he removed to **•'' «de»phia^ Tie house 
was next oecuDied by Elijah Morse. Esq., as stated in the above aitiele. ile wa^ a 
Mother of UiXv.ibrlJr Morse. authoVof'; Memorial of the ^l^^l.^}^ 
works. Elijah Morse was born Sept. 10, 1785, and was graduated at^r'^^Nn Lni 
versity in im. He resided in this house from 1827 tiU his death in IbSl. 


Descendants of John Odlin, of Boston, in the Line of ni3 

Grandson, the Rev. John Odlin, of Exeter, JN. H. 

By John Tayloe Pehry, A.M., of Exeter, N. H. 

THE REV. JOHX ODLIN, minister of Exeter, N. H., 170G- 
5-4, is believed bv his descendants to be the ancestor of all the 
Odlins now living in 'the United States. The name is restricted to 
comparatively few families on this side of the Atlantic. It still aypc.ars 
as Odlin- in the London Directoi-y, and Wilham Odling i^ 1 '< 'les- 
sor of Chemistrv in the University of Oxtunl. There are Odlings, 
or 0<.llins, in Toronto, Canada— recent immigrants, or the descend- 
ant.^ of such. In the Boston tovn and cluirch records the name 
Odlin is spclk-<J OdUn, Odlen, Audliu, Audlyn, Audlin-, Audlej 
and Awdley. 

VOL. XLI. 23* 

^QG The OdUn Family. [July, 

1. John' Odiix. IGOlh in tlie list of cluirch raembor? of lio^ton, v,a<< tlie 
fouiuler of the family in America. He was disfranchis.d as a-i Antiip.- 
miau iu 1607 ; but atkrvaril restored to citizeriship and tlie cliurcli. He 
became a uieiiibei- of the Artillerv in 1003, and by occupation was a cutler 
or armorer. He lived to be the oldest, or one of the oldest, citizens ot' \\\i 
adopted town. On the 10th of June, 1081. with three other ancient in- 
habitants of Boston, '• from the tirst |)lanting and settling thereof," lie tes- 
tifu-d respecting the purchase of IJluckstone's riglits iu IG.'3-I. He men- 
tioned his age as 82 ; his fellow witnesses being a few years younger. He 
made his will I\[arch C, 1G8.5, and on the 18th of the following December 
he died. His death is noticed by .Tndge Sewall in his Diary. His wife 
jMiirgaret, whose surname we do not know, seems to have died before him. 

Three sons and daiighters were living at his decease — Eli^ha,' born July 
1, 1G40; John,' born Feb. 3, 10-11--2 ;"t\nd Peter,' born July or August 2. 
IC IG — the town and church records disagreeing as to the month. A grand- 
^ daughter, Hannah^ Bumstead, whose parentage is not mentioned, but who 
was probably the daughter of John's deceased daughter Hannah.' born 
1643, was mentioned in the will, of which Kli.vha was executor. Of tli.; fu- 
ture or the families of Eliiha's brothers John* and Peter, uotiiin<"' is known 
by the descemlants of Elisha. It is the prevalent ojiinion, however, that tiiev 
died childless, or that their lines became extinct ut a very early period. 
Our ta^k lies with Klisha and his son John and their descendants. It com- 
bines that of editor and origiual collector of data, with » decided prepon- 
derance of tlie former otiice. The late William^ Odliu of Exeter (i7i)3 
-1863), a man of quiet habits, but of more than ord.inary worth and intel- 
ligence, devoted much time in his later years to gathering statistics aiid 
facts regarding the descendants of Elisha OJIia and his son the Kev. John. 
His collections, which are quite full and satisfactory iu many points, need 
supplementing and extending iu others. The editor has been able t(; till 
some of the gaps by his own inquiries and previous investigations, wliiie a 
few dates remain unsupplied. The main v.'ork has been the recasting of 
Mr. Odlin's informal notes; thus preserving data which, unless put into 
type, may perish by accident, and at best remain inaccessible .and uuknowa 
to tl e public. It should be added that only two cf the descendants of the 
Kev. John Odliu, who bear his faruily name, are residents now of Exeter, 
though half a century ago they numbered more thau a score. 

2. Elisha' [Johii^) married August, 1659, Abigail, daughter of Dea- 
Henry Bright, of Watertown, died 170.3. Four daughters and two sons were 
the result of this union, of whom three daughters. Hannah, born Sept. 0, 
1666 ; Abigail, born April S. 1670, and Margaret, born Aug. o, 1 •"•72. ai.d one 
sou John, born 2sov. 18. 1681, survivL-d their children. Elisha, like his 
father, lived to a,good old age, and was a respected citizen, as the follow- 
ing extract from Sewall indicates : 

Sept. 14. 1724. Lnst night died my i^ood old Christian nci;rhbonr and friend .Mr. 
Elisha OJb'n. sensible and calm to the very la><t. lie was Ixirn July 1. I'JIO, upon 
t'lo same lot ia Nesvbury Street, where he aJ alon^ liv'd and now dyed in the 85"» 
year of his a;^5. 

• Since- this ar'.iiio in type, my nttciUion hna liccn cal'cd by Mr. VTaltor Cit'son to 
>rr. JoIk! O. \i\ till'- \.\u:W pisliM-h'.'l G(nc:il<'Si'^"aI Dictioiif-ry "f lllio.le I^I.-ad, l<y -.vliU-h 
it apptear? tiiii' John,* son of John' Otllin, ?Pttlc<l in Rhode Isl-.n I. where he iMjrctlic n.'.me 
of J^hn AuiJlev. He aid Dp'-. ;.3, I71i. H:." .liSivnii.tiiti «re ^jiven on pav'o-i -W of that 
bo<)l.. Bv p;iu:e YM vvc IiikJ th.u ho ;ii'(! lii- "ill.' Miirtlki I'.ircJcJ, J'liy 1", IC>7, tf hi.s bvo- 
tbcT E;i:'li-i. otHiiiCun. u.ilor, ccrtim liiU'l iii th*: south part of Bostou. dcviicd liy lii-» 
father, J >hn O'liia, arnioriT, dtccascil. 

1887.] The OclUn Family. 267 

Elisha was a deacon of the Old South Church, and his fellow deacon 
Sewall was one of his bearers. 

3. Rev. John' Odi.ix (Elisha' Jo/oi^) wa=!, a-^ we have .«een, Elisha's 
only surviving son. He was graduatoil from Harvard Collcgo iu 1702. 
His name stands eight in a class of thirteen, according to the old system 
of thus indicating a student's social position. He was ordained pastor of 
the church at Kxetor, N. H., Nov. TJ, 17(>t>. As he had married on the 
preceding "21st of October, 3Irs. Elizabeth Clark, widow of his predecessor, 
the Rev.'.John Clark (H. C. IGOO). and daughter of the Rev. Denjaniin 
AVoodbridge, he had probably tilled the Exeter pulpit for some mouths 
before his ordination. His parish v.-as then very large, for Exeter still in- 
cluded several of the now neighboring towns. Mrs. Odiin, who was the 
mother of his five children, died Dec. (5. 1729. He married second. Sept. 
22, 1730, Mrs. Elizabeth Briscoe, daughter of Samuel Loavitt, of E.xeter, 
and widow, lirst of Lieut. James Dudley, sou of the Rev. Samuel Dudley, 
of Exeter, and second of Capt. Robert Briscoe. 

Mr. Odiin's pastorate was quiet and prosperous until after 1710. It had 
been the wish of the town that his youngest son Woodbridge* should be- 
come his colleague. He was graduated from Harvard College 17o8, and 
studied theology with this object ii\ view. The Rev. George Whiteheld 
did not include'pLxeter in his 'first tour iu 1740, but some of Mr. Odiin's 
principal supporters heard him at Portsmouth and became his converts. 
They declared that they now experienced true religious faiih for the first 
time. Mr. Odiiii did not appreciate this work of the eloquent evangelist, 
and his son was even more opposed to the revival. The \\ hitefiehl [larty 
thereupon began to hold separate services. In 1743, when the parisii assem- 
bled to comjilete Woodl)ridge Odiin's settlement, nearly one third of the 
votes were cast against him,"solely on religious grounds. Separate worship 
was kept up by "the disaffected mi'iorityT and after a heated controversy 
covering several years, the Whitefieldians were set o?i into the Second, or 
" New Parish," a'nd relieved of the necessity of contribufing to the sup- 
port of their former pastor. In 1744 Whitetield came to Exeter, and dis- 
regarded the authority of 3Ir. Odliu, Sen., who met him at the out-,kirts of 
the town and solemulV warned him not to enter his parish. Mr. Odlm died 
Nov. 20, 17.54. His'wiU shows that he was a large owner of real estate, 
both in Exeter and the outlying townships of central New Hampshire. 
His children were : 

4. i. JouN,* b. Nov. 4. 1707. 

5. ii. Elisha, b. Nov. 16, 1709. ■ j -n u 
iii. DcDi.EV. aphvsician. h. Sept. 2-2, 1711 ; d. apparently unmarried, teb. 

13, 1747-6." He buiU t!.e house, an clo-ant on3 toi- tlie tiim- now oc- 
cupied bv the Hon. C. II. Bell. II is bi-h eocial status i= .iiJicat.^d by 
the mention of bis death on the Hon. Theodore Atkinsons famoua 
silver waiter, 
iv. Samcll, b. Aurr. u, d. Auir 31, 1714. 

6. v. \VooDC.'iiDGt, b. April iS, 1713. 

4. John* (John,' Elisha,' John'). A deacon and militia captain : mar- 
ried Eeb. 27, 1734, Alice, daughter of Capt. James Leavitt, and 
i Euz\i;ETn,» b. April 30. 17.-59; m. Dr. John Lnm-on. T! .v had, bc- 
eides geveral children dvin- in infancy, on- a lu.diter hliz.'H-th. who 
married 1707. Col. John i")ennct. lor:uer!y of PortMnouth. \v hose uaugb- 
ter CharlotU^ married Dr. iliran Bates, of Vas.salhoro , .Me. 

268 The OdUn Famihj. [July, 

li. Alite, b. Oct. 5, 1713; m. at an advanced age Col. Benjamin Board- 
man, of f'setcr, became a widow, went to liallowcll, Me., dyino' tbt-re 
cliilJlcf^s, iwil. 

iii. Abio.mi., b. May '2S, 1743 ; m. Dr. Benjamin Page ; removed to Hallow- 
ell and died ISI5. 

iv. Samvel, b. Dec. IS, 1750 ; m. Mary Graves, of Beverly, M.ass., removin" 
tliither. TlnMr only children who lived to maturity were Alice* anS 
Thankful,^ who died sjiiii^iters. 

5. Eltsha* {Johu' nUf^ha," John') (11. C. 17;U) ; married Nov. 1, 1731, 
widow .Tudith Pike, whose only ciiild by her first Imsbami married 
Dea. Samuel Brooks ; ordaiued at Amesbury 17-1-1 ; died January 
21,1752. He left: 

7. i. JonN,* b. Sept. 4, 1732. 

e. ii. WiNTiiROP, b. Oct. 23, 1734. 

9. iii. WiLLUM, b. Feb. 17. 1738. 

iv. An>.\, b. Jan. 10, 1744 ; d. unmarried. 

10. V. Elisha, b. 1716. 

6. WOODBRIDGE^ {John,' Elisha,' John') (II. C. 1738) ; ordained col- 
league to his father Sept. 28, 1743; married Oct. 23, 17.55, Mrs. 
Abigail Strong, born 1732, widow of the Rev. Job Strong, vvho 
died very suddenly while pastor of the South Church in^ Ports- 
mouth, Sept. 30, 1751, and daughter of Brig. Geu. Peter Gilmau, 
of Exeter. Mr. Odlin died March 10, 177G. His wife survived 
until August 15, 1787. They had eight children : 

i. Dudley,* b. Aug. 13, 1757 (11. C. 1777); m. Feb. 14. 1782, Elizabeth, 
daughter of lion. Nicholas Gilman, and previous to 1791 had Abirjcil,* 
Befsey, [VoodbrtJt/e, Peter and Caroline, all of whom died uiimarried, 
and most ofthem in early youth. Dudley d. Feb. 3, l->00. Mrs. Od- 
lin, who m. second, J. Si. Gilman, d. April I, 1810. 
li. WooDDRiDGE, b. 8ept. 26, 175:,'; ni. Mary, dau:.'hter of Dea. i:ami:el 
Brooks, of ExLter ; removed to Philadelphia, and later to Bahia, Bra- 
zil, where he died childless about 1810. 
iii. Peter, b. Maivh 25. 17R2 ; d. St. Domingo, 1802. 
iv. £liz.»beth, b. .^prilS, 1764. 

T. Abigail, b. Oct. 21, 176S ; m. Dec. 29, 1785, Hon. Nathaniel Gilman, of 
: Exeter, brother ot Dudhy'.s wife; d. Aug. 10, 1706, leaving Froncf5.* 

• first wife of Col. John Koger.•^ ; Abigail, wife of Dr. William Perry ; 

I Nalhaniel, Jr., and Anm, .'^econd wile of Col. Rogers. 

I vi. JoQN, b. Dec. 2. 1770 ; d. at -^ca unmirritd .''ubi.eqiient to 1795. 

I Tii. .Mary Anne, b. Sej)!. 24. 1772; m. Thomas ."^tickncy, Jr., of Concord, 

, N. 11. He d. Jan. 1, ISU. She survived until February, 1S66. Had 

f Joseph P.,* who had Joseph,'' and Ann' wile of Benjamin Bordman, 

; attorney, of L;uvrenee. 

[• Viii. Charlotte, b. Oct. 12, 1775; ni. 1795. Jeremiah Stickney, brother of 

' Thomas, and d. at L'(jneord in early middle life. Lett Sarah.'' un- 

marrii d, and Mnrij Frnnrts} wile ot Charles 'iibson, who had Mary^ 
t and Walter, the genealogist of the Stickney Family. 


i 7. John' [Elisha* Jo/di,' Ulisha,* Joh/i^), a physician and inheritor of 

j his uncle Dudley's house. In 1782 he sold it to Nicholas Gilman, 

I removing to Concord the same year, where the remainder of his 

; life was spent. He married Mary, daughter of Joshua and Pria- 

I cilia Wilson, of Exeter. They had : 

{ i. Mary,* b. at E.vcter, 1756 ; d. at Concord, April, 18.52. 

: ii. JoQN, b. Feb. 4. 1759; d. at Concord. Oct. G. 1810. 

iii. Alc:u.-T'js, b. 1761 ; d. at Concord, 1812. In early life he wag of a «-me- 
what roving dispo.sition. He resiiled for a tini'.' in .Maine, where he 
married. Of iiis family little i.s known save that ho ba I a .«)n Tho- 
«««,' who in turn had two son.-, Willis' and Charle:^ and a dau^jhter 


18S7.J The Odlin Family. 269 

Etta. Willis served in tlie 15th Mas^. Re?'t (lurin<: tlie late war, and 
was kilKd in battle. Ciiarlcs rosiJjs at Worct-itur ami lias a son 
Henry \VoO'H)i-i'J::i3.' Wc have thus far received uo full detaiU re- 
specting this line. 

8. WiXTiiROP* (Eit'sha,* Jokn,^ Elisha,' John^) lived at Exeter, where he 

died Feb. 27, 1803. He married Emma, or Amy, da'.i;:jhter of Joha 
Folsorn, of Exeter, horn 1744, died Jan. 29, 1825. They had : 

i. Patty,* m. John Tilton. 

ii. Nancv. m. Fuller. 

iii. Betsev, m. Nov. 20. ISOl, .Joseph licit, of Stratham. 

11. iv. Jonx F., b. 1TS3 ; m. ISOS, Juditli French, and d. at Exeter Dec. 27, 

lSj3. John F. Avas the father of three daughters — I. Emcline,'' m. 

Daniel Tyler ; 2. Mary Esther, m. French ; and 3. Caroliii'^, still 

living at Exeter, unmarried. 

9. William,' of Exeter {Elisha* Jofin,^ Ellsha- Jofm^), married 'March 

1, 17G5, Judith Wilson, sister- of his brother John's wife. She died 
July 2, 1795, aged 52, and be Sept. 6, 1787. They had : 

i. Ji-uiTn,* b. Au!j. 17, 17a5 ; d. March 12. 1767. 

12. ii. \\ iLLiAM, h. Feb. IG, ITC? ; d. Exeter, March 1, I«25. 

iii. Anna, m. first, 17itS, Jijhn Folsora. of Newmarket, who d. 1S02 ; second, 
James Ham. of Deeifield, N. H. She died at Henniker, Feb. 25, 1653. 
iv. Eetsev, m. John Chapman, andd. March, 1^20, aged 52. 

10. Elisha' (Eh'sha* John,^ Eb'sha' Jo/iu'^), married December, 1774, 
Sarah Sibley, of Salem, Mass., iu which town they appear to have 
lived. They had: 

i. EcENFZEr;,* b. July 29, 1777 ; lived and died without issue at Canaan, 

ii. Susannah. 

iii. Sakah. 

iv. Elisha. b. Oct. 27, 17S2 ; lived and died in Salem or Beverly, Ma«;s. He 
married, but had no children. He was, we believe, the subjecc of tho 
first decision in the Mnssachusetts Reports, establishing the pomt that 
one liquor license does not legalize eales at two distinct places of 

V. WiLLTAii WooDBRiDGE, lived at Rochester, X. U. ; m. and had Wil'iam 
Howard,'' who died in hc-^pital in Arkansas, 1S78-9. He had led a 
Djigratory life. His early days were .~pent at Wakefield, N. II. Later 
he was in Wisconsin, ani his life closed, as above stated, in the south- 
west. He left no children. 

vi. Samuel, m. Mehitable Lambert and d. in Lubec, Me. Thoy had : 

1. Polly,'' m. William Johnson, of Orono and Pittsfield. Me. 

2. Hiram,'' b. May 15. 1814, went to Wisconsin and afterward to Cali- 

fornia, m. Jane MeCUirc and had six children, Hiram B.,« Wal- 
do, Henry L., Etta. Mary and Anna. 

3. Sophia,^ m. Hiram George, of Orono. 

4. E/jenezer,- b. April 15. 1610. m. Eliiabeth March, of Palmyra, Me., 

accompanied his brother Hiram to the far west; ba-^ I. William 
Woodbridge,8 b. l^-15. who has Victor,' b. Dec. 10. 1^71 ; 2. Abi- 
gail,^ b. Sept. 17. 1817, ni. .Marshall; 3. Frederick,* b. June 

2, 1850; 4. Lilly .» b. Feb. 7, I8.r2, m. Oaks. 

5. Sarah,^ m. J. F. 31oorc, of Augusta, Me. 

6. Ehshri.' m. Mary 0"Neil ; they had 1. William F..« whom. Marga- 

ret Downs, of Salem, Mass., and had a daughter and two s..nN, Sam- 
uel,' b. 1846, and Elisha,' b. 1848; 2. Samuel,'' whom. Anna Odlin. 

11. John* (J.J,n,^ Eb'sha,* John,^ EUsha;- John^) was a prominent citizen 
of Concord, N. II., and served in many important town oiliccs. He 
married first, Sailv Herbert, of Concord. Nov. 20, 1791. Their 
iufjut child, Charlotte, died Feb. lU, 1793. He married second, 

270 The Odlin Famihj. [July, 

Mary, widow of John Souther aud dauixhter of Col. Thomas i^tjck- 

nev, one of the pioneers of Concord. She was born Oct. 30, 17 Co, 

anil lived to be the oldest n;itive-born resident of the city, dying iu 

April, IS.iS. The only child of John Odlin's second marriage was: 

i. WooDBKiDGF..^ of Conoord (merchant) ; b. March 19, ISIO; m. Dec. 

6, 1(538, Abhy W Coiubtock, and has : i. John IV. ,» b. April 20, 1641 ; 

ii Elizalieth Souther, b. Mav 6. 18 J3; iii. Mary Francis, b. July 1, 

1850 ; iv. Arthur Fuller, b. April 25, 1800. All of whom are married. 

12. William* (,^ Elisha,* John,^ Eliska,' John'), of Exeter, born 
Feb. 16, 1767; died March 1, 1825; married 1791, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Capt. James Leavitt, born Dec. 21, 17G9, died August 
18,1 SCO. Had: 

13. i. Jamep.' b. Jan. 9, 1792 : d. July 30, 18.'5G. 

u. William, b. Jan. 10, 1793 ; d. unmarried July 3, 1?63. 
iii. Thomas, b. Nov. 16, 1791 ; m. Hannah Potter, of Amesbury, Mas3., IBlb, 
and d. without offspring, March 5, 1S26. 

14. iv. JosEfii, d. 1^73 ; ) ^,^- ^ j^^ jg^ 1797 

15. V. Benjamin, d. l^> 6 ; ) , , t^ , • x- oa ict a 
vi. Elizabeth, h. Nov. 23, 1799; m. Joseph Perkin? Nov. 30, 162o, d. 

Sept 3 1863; had Elizahclh,^ b. Oct. 16,1823, and Woodbrtdge Odlin, 
b. June 12, 1831, d. IS81. 
Tii. WooDERiDGE, b. Dec. IS. ISOI ; d. Dec. 1, 1802. « . r k i 

viii. WooDDrancE. 2d. b. May 9. 1805; d. Aprd 1 18-9; ^J'f-J^^^X 
1828 Joanna, daughter of John Odiorne, who died Jan. 26. I8U'. llaa 
Anne Oiltorne,^ b. Mav 20, 1^32. d. unmarried Feb. S, 1856. He ra. 
second, Oct. 9, 1841, Delia An-usta Little, of Castine, Me., by whom 
he left no issue. Woodbricke be^iueathed $20,000 to Phillip.^ E.^eter 
Academy to found the Odlin Professorship of English Literature. 
is M^RT Anne, b. July 29. 1810; m. Eiihu X. Stevens, ot Kingston and 
Exeter, and latterly of Manchester, N.H. Widow. Lhildren-Car- 
oline Odlin,^ William Odlin, Mary aud Juhamia. 

13 James' (Tn7/(a/«,« WilUam,^ Elisha,' John* FMsha,'' John'), of Exe- 

ter; married Oct. 27, 181G, IMartha II., daughter of Joseph Os- 
borne, born Aug. 25, 1792, died Oct. 29, 1868. They had : 

16. i. James William,^ b. Nov. 3, 1817. 

17. ii. George OsBOKNE, b. Aug. 26, 1N23 .,.,„>, 
18 iii. JoiEPH Edwi.n-, b. June 20, 182.5, d. April? 18/4. 

iv Marth. Jewktt, b. Julv 21, 1828; m. Feb. 3, 18.30 Charles Colhurn 
■ Barrel!, of York. Me. They have seven liyin- ^V^'^'f^-r^i.^- j 't"" 
Odlin'- 2. Mvtha Osborne; 3. Mary Lltzabelh : -i. Theodore Ly- 
man ; 5. Charles Sewall ; 6. Antia Odiorne; 7. George Emerson. 

14 Joseph" ( WaUam," William,^ EHsha,* John,* Elisha,' John^), of Exe- 

ter ; died Nov. 1873; married March 5, 1S4G, Harriet A. Downs, 

born Dec. 19, 1817, died 1878. One child : 
i Ch-vrles Cusuing.' b. Oct. 31, 1817; m. 1875. Sarah Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of William P. Moulton, of Exeter, and \i now a physician at .Mel- 
rose, Mass. One child, Russell Xason,* b. July 12, 1376. 

15 Benjoiin' ( William," VTilliam,' Elisha,* John,* Elisha,'' John''), of 

Exeter; married Mav 3. 1840, Elizabeth T., daughter of James 
Folsom, of Exeter. Died Nov. 1876. One child: 
i. Ella F.,» b. June 19, 1819 ; m. E. A. Alger, of Boston. 

16 JAMK3 William' {James;' William,* William,' Elisha,* Jjhn,' Elisha,^ 

Joha^), of Exeter, the only male representative ot the name in the 
town. Has been hi-h sheritF and h^dd other responsible rubhc 
othces ; married Oct.'2, 1844, Harriet N. Warren. Their children 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 271 

Louise Barlow,' b. Sept. 2, IS16; m. IS93, Sunucl 
N. Y. Children— 1. Edward Dnflidd^'' ; 2. Kate. 

Sinclair, Jr., of 

ii. George, b. June 6, 181S ; d. Nuv. 23, 1813. 
iii, (JEOKG[.\N.v, b. Oct. 15, 1^19: d. Sept. 15, 1R53. 
iv. M.\RV TiiAVER, b. Nov. 12, 1S50 ; d. Sept. 17,1851. 
V. Edward William, b. Sept. 17, 1S5'J ; m. Edith M. Warren, Dec. 29, 
1836. Is now-attached to the editorial staff Boston Daily Advertiser. 

17. George OsrORXE^ (James,'' William.^ mninni," Elishn,* John," FAi- 

sha,- Joliii^), formerly publisher New Hiira;).>liire Stutesma-.i, Con- 
cord ; now of Uuiou Grove, 111. ; married first, Sept. 9, 1810, Em- 
ma P. Duitiu, of Fraucestown, N.H. (died March 2 J, 18G9) ; second, 
Mrs. Ilari'iet Suow. Childreu, all by first marriage: 

i. William,' b. Au.e:. 3, 1817. 

ii. John DusTin, b. Jan. 17, 1855. 

iii. Jamks, b. June 14, 1359. 

iv. EiiiiA Cl\ra, b. Aug. 30, 1SG2. 

18. Joseph Edwin^ (James,' WWiam,^ William,' Elisha,* John,^ Elisha,' 

John^). Removed from Exeter to Lacoiiia, N. H., in early man- 
hood, and died there ISTt; married tirst, Dec. 5, 1801, Abby Por- 
ter, who died March G, 18"j2; second, Nov. 1, 1854, Christiana 
Farrar. Children, by second marriage : 

i. James Edwin,' Congregational minister at GoSstown, N. U. ; b. April 
10, 1857. 

ii. "William, b. April 5, 1865. 


Commanicated by the Rev. George M. Bodge, A.M., of East Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from page 218.] 

No. XIX. 
Capt. Jonathan Poole and his Men. 

JOXATHAX POOLE, of Reading, was the son of John and 
^Margaret, and was born (probably at Cambridge) in 1G34. 
His fathel- was one of the first settlers of Reading, a large land 
owner, and doubtless was the wealthiest of the settlers. The family 
homestead was on the present site of the " Wakefield Rattan 
Works," and to this and other large tracts of land Jonathan suc- 
ceeded upon the death of iiis father in ltj67. 

His wife's name was Judith, and their children, born in Reading, 
were— Sarah, born 1656, married 1673, Thomas Bancroft ; Judith, 
born 1658, married 1681, William Hesev ; INIary, born 1G60, died 
1661 ; Mary. 2d, born 1662, married 16^2, James Nichols ; John, 
born 1665; Jonathan, born 1667, married Bridget Fitch, 1691-2; 
Thomas, born 1673 ; William, born 1677 ; Elizabeth, born 1678. 

Capt. Poole died in 1678, aged 44 years. 

In October, 1671, he was appointed Quartermaster, and in Alay, 
1674, Cornet of the " Throe County Troop," and still hold that 

272 . Soldiers in King Philip's War. [Julv, 

; office when the war broke out in 1075. In the summer lie was in 

service under Lieut. Ila^scy, servinir as Cornet, and will nppcur in 
I ^^^^<ifi liat. In the cuni[)ai-n uihlcr M;.j:jr Applcton in the full of 

16/.5, wefind him in importimt po^^itions. Scut. 3Uth he was in 
command of the -rarrison at Qiiuhaonr. He probahlv marched his 
troops, about October 10th, to liudlev, whence he wa's assigned by 
Major Appleton to the defence of ilatfield. On October 10th, 
when that town was attacked, Cai)t. Poole was in command of a cum- 
f panv, and gallantly and successfully defended the north side of the 

; town, account of which is given in Major Appleton's campaign. In 

I tins defence, John Pucock, of Capt. Poole's company, was^killcd. 

, When :\r;ij. Ap[)leton had the command of this ariiiv of the west 

I suddenly thrust upon him by the Council, when ^Majur'Pynchon re- 

j signed, he felt the heavy responsibility and sought to stren^-tlu-n his 

f position by the choice of his ablest officers to important positiuns, 

I and \ya3 forced to act promptly. He a[)pointed Cornet Poole to a 

I captaincy, and sent word to the Council of his action, but the 

I Council in re[)ly rebuked this assumption of authority on his part, 

I instructing him that it is his place to recommend a deserving officer, 

\ but the Council's place to promote. Upon the necessity to consult 

[ the Council more fully tluin by letters, he sends Capt.'Pooie per- 

I sonally in charge of his messengers, who evidently made so good an 

' impression upon the worthy magistrates that th'ey recogni'zed the 

\ -wisdom of Major Appleton, and upon his withdrawal of the main 

1 army for the campaign at Narraganset, Capt. Poole was placed in 

command of the garrison forces in the Connecticut towns, and re- 
mained at his post until, at the earnest solicitatiun of his friends and 
family, he was relieved by the appointment of Capt. Turner, April 
7th, 167(3. Of his service during the winter some idea may be 
gained from the following extract from a letter of Rev. John Kus- 
sell to the Council : 

[ "Capt. Poole who hath been last here for y^ governm' of y* souldiers 

I & as president of y= Comicill of warr here doth earnestly iutreate for a lib- 

erty to repaire to his own very much siifiering family at least for a while, 

I We may not bo so selvl^h as to be unsensible to kindliesse to us in his stiiy 

here or losse to him thereby so as to hinder y* promoting of any raiiouuil 
request consestlng w"' o' pu!)like safety : We are thaukfidl for what bless- 
ing God hath made him to us; desirous to retaine him while not too much 
to his p'judicp. He signitit^s to us y' there is no>v here in the army a man 
of y* same Toun vi/. Kedding by Name Mr. Johu Brown whom he"judgeth 

• very fitt to oversee the souldicrs,"' «S:c. etc. 

i Hadley March IG'" lG7o-G. Mass. Archives, Vol. 68, p. 163. 

i Credited under Capt. Poole. 

I October 19"' 1675 Joseph Hartshorue 03 17 00 

! Benjamin llurd 01 10 00 Jacol) Ilurd 01 01 HQ 

i Thomas Lasel 02 02 00 William Arnold 04 10 00 

November 20'^ 1675 James Pike 04 16 10 

Simon Burr 01 OS 02 Phiueas Upham, Lieut. 06 19 01 


Soldiers in King Philip's War. 

Abraliatn Staples 00 10 00 

Samuel Read 01 00 00 

DfCcmLor 20**' ICTo 
l)Ciijiimiii Cliamberlaiu 03 13 OS 
AValter Ilickson 04 10 00 

John Peinberton 04 03 00 

January 25''' 1G75 
John Tocock 01 02 04 

Josliu'ih Fuller 03 OG 00 

Joseph ChamberlaiDe 01 04 00 

•February 29, 1675 
George Eborne 01 04 00 

Miuch 24, 1675. 
Jobu Laiiie 09 00 00 

Kicharu Silvester 05 00 00 

John Arncia 02 14 00 

Johu Joues 06 18 00 

i^p^il 24-'' 1676 
Anthony Ravinscroft " pr Sam 

Allin" 01 06 00 

Johu Dunster 07 06 06 

June 24*^ 1676 
Richard Silvester 03 03 00 

Thomas Bishop 09 00 00 

rienjamin Nordeu 06 00 00 

Johu Wild 09 05 08 

John Knight 11 02 08 

John Hall 11 09 00 

George Ebern 01 04 00 

Edward Bishop 07 03 02 

Jonathan Poole, Capt. 05 00 00 
Joseph Plartshoru 05 06 08 

Samuel Neal 08 00 00 

John French 10 15 00 

Increas Wlietston 07 03 02 

Thomas Burges 07 19 02 

William Chubb 07 18 06 

Jonathan Poole, Capt. 44 05 04 
William Ravment 04 02 07 

Thomas Sparks 03 "03 06 

Ze.duiriah Herrick 03 08 07 

John Clark 03 08 06 

William Elliot 02 01 00 

r.enjamin Collins 03 10 00 

Uza'll Ward all 03 08 07 

July 24'^ 1676 
Thomas Cooke 09 18 00 

Ju-huah Buvntou 02 07 00 

William Bond 01 00 00 

Daniel Smith 01 05 00 

August 24*-" 
Robert Simp.-:on 03 12 00 

Samuel Nio!:oIsoQ 01 04 00 

VOL. XLI. 24 

Thomas Smith 
John I'cngilly 
Jose[ih Jacobs 
George Crosse 
Elisha Fuller 
John Randall 
James iMiller 
Samuel Graves 
John riuscall 
John Day 
William Day 
Jos'^ph Burrell 
Johu Smith 
Johu Fitch 
John Ellitt 
Jon;Uhan Moss 
Closes Chadv/ell 
Samuel Fisk 
Samuel Staiuwood 
Johu Long 
Jacob Pudenter 
James Atkesou 
Richard Hall 
John Elsmore 
Caleb Ray 
Thomr.s Vely 
William Stacey 

September 23"^ 1 
Johu Flanders 
Henry Bragg 
Thomas Eaton 
Samuel Gatchcll 
Isaac Foster 
Benony Mactonell 
James Carr 
John Dunton 
John Dethsidy 
Josepli Norman 
Francis Cooke 
John Prescott 
Nehemiuh Tottingham 
Joseph Peirce 
William Duty 
Joshuah Sawyer 
Jonathan Poole 
Humphrey Willard, 

ais. milliard 
Benjamin Slerilield 
Thomas jrop[)iK 
Joseph Hartshorn 
Timothy Hewitt 
I'^rael flowing 
William Poiiily 




01 13 01 

04 07 03 

02 14 10 

02 14 00 

02 14 10 

00 19 08 

00 18 06 

02 01 <)^ 

02 14 00 

04 10 00 

00 10 02 

01 04 00 

01 10 10 

03 00 10 

03 06 03 

01 10 10 

01 08 00 

01 04 00 

04 10 00 

00 17 00 

01 04 00 

00 11 00 

07 19 04 

01 02 06 

00 10 04 

01 10 10 

00 12 00 


02 14 10 

04 05 08 

02 14 10 

02 14 10 

04 05 08 

' 00 10 02 

02 18 01 

05 09 08 

04 05 OS 

02 15 08 

01 01 03 

00 12 00 

00 10 02 

00 17 00 

00 15 08 

01 00 00 

13 14 00 


00 10 02 


00 10 02 

00 09 04 

02 16 00 

08 19 OS 

00 10 02 

00 18 00 


Soldiers in King rhilip's War. 


Jo^iali White 

05 18 00 

Joseph Sherman 

01 07 00 

William Deane 

01 01 00 

John Stone 

01 11 00 

John Tarkcr 

00 10 02 

John Graves 

05 OG 01 

Ilenrj Duen 

01 00 OG 

Stephen Pain 

00 08 06 

Katbauiel Bray 

02 14 00 

Josiah Joues 

00 15 08 

Eicbard Wood 

00 17 00 

Robert JNIann 

01 18 06 

James Chute 

01 10 10 

John Stearu3 

00 OS 06 

Thomas WoolsoQ 

00 08 OG 

John Oyne 

00 15 OG 

Sebius Jacksou 

01 11 05 

Nathaniel Robins 

00 12 10 

Thomas Browne 

00 04 03 

Thomas Chamberlaine 

03 18 10 

Ileiiry Spriug 

00 07 00 

0; 17: 00 


IG: 00 
00: 00 
OS: 00 
08: 00 



08: 00 
05: 00 

Works done fFor y' Soulders by y* order of Capt: Poole «&; Commesary 
Coaleman of Llattfeild December y' lO"' 1075 by Jacob Gardener 

William Arnall — 1 paire of Shewes & 

Vamping a paire of bootes 
John Watson — 2 paire of Shewes 
Anthony Raveuscraft — 1 paire of Bootes . 
John Downing — 1 paire of Shewes . 
Javish JNInsgrove — 1 paire of Shewes 
Hue Pike — 1 paire of Shewes . 
Robert Syrason — 2 paire of Shewes . 
Epheram Rigmau — 1 paire of Shewes 
John Arnall — 1 paire of Shewes & Stockins 
Thomas Burges — 1 pixire of Shewes . 
William Briggs — 1 paire of Shewes . 
Jeremy Clothier — 1 paire of Bootes . 
Richard Silvester — 1 paire of Shewes 
John Hall — 1 paire of Shewes . 
Mosses Ivuapp — 1 paire of Shewes 
Richard Smith — 1 paire of Shewes . 
Robert Coates — 1 paire of Shewes 
Joseph Hartshorne — 1 paire of Shewes 
Tho: Brian — 1 paire of Shewes and pouch . 
Will: Chub — 1 paire of Shewes 
John Hues — 1 paire of Shewes 
Benjamine Barret — 1 paire of Shewes 

These is to Sortiffie y'' Honoured Commetty ; thi 
delivered by y'= order of Capt. Poole & my Self ffor y 
and Rec*^ by the lolfrers, by me John Coaleman comisarey of Hatfield 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 60, p. 83. 


0: 03: 
0: 08: 



t these two bills was 
use of the soulders 

Capt. Thomas Bkattle and his ]Men. 
Thomas Brattle -vvas born about 1624. Wa? a merchant of good 
etandin'^ ia Boston in 105t3 ; was of the Artillery Company in li575. 
He wafan enterprising land-purchaser, and bought large tracts on 
the Kennebec and the Merriniac, the latter of the Indians. He 
owned valuable iron works at Concord, and was deputy from that 
town from 1G78-1<;81 ; also from Lancaster, 1G71-2. Was one of 
the founders of the Old South Church, and in 1G71 one of the com- 


1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 275 

nii-ionors sent to treat with Pliilip at Taunton ; and in nearly all 
,hc relations of public lite be ai^pears as one of tbe mo.t active and 
inlluential men of the colony, lie married, probably m lOoi', IM'.^a- 
b.-th Tyn-, daughter of Capt. William and Elizabeth (Coytemore) 
Tyn- wirose tra-ic death, Nov. 9th, 1G82, is recorded m Judge ^ew- 
-dl'^ Oiary. Their children, born in Boston, Avere— Thomas, b. ^^cpt. 
i IGoT/dicd same day ; Thomas, born June 20, 1058 ; Kbrabcth, 
born Nov. 30th, 1G60 ; William, born Nov. 22, 1002 ; Ivathanne, 
born Sept. 26,1064; Bethiah, born Aug. 13, 1000 ; Mary born 
Au'^, 10, 1668; Edward, born Dec. 18, 1670 Thomas Brat le 
u-as%ppointed Cornet of the Suffolk Troop, ISIay 30di, 10(0; 
Lieutenant, Oct. 13, 1075 ; Captain, May 5, 1676. AV hen the war 
broke out Capt. Brattle was an immediate and nnportant fnend ot 
the colony. He loaned the colony two hundred poum.s, and m rhc 
first few months of the war he is personally credited with cash, sup- 
plies and service to the amount of fifteen hundred pounds upon the 

treasurer's accounts. r^ rn-, vt *<.i^ ..AtV. 

Sept. 8, 1075, the Council orders Cornet Thomas Brattle w th 
a party of horsemen under his command, to take fifty so diers who 
are appointed to meet him at Leftenant Thomas Henchman s m 
Groton, and distribute them according to his discretion inthe tovvns 
of Dunstable, Groton and Lancaster; and to arrange with the in- 
habitants for the suDport and aid of their garrisons ; also to sett e 
affairs, so far as possible, with the friendly Indians at ^\ ames.t, 
. Nashoba and Marlborough, to induce the chiet A^ anna anset to le- 
^ turn and live quietly at Wamesit, giying las son as a ^^^^^^^ 
. the hands of the English, &c. The issue of this affair uil appear 
' in the account of the^arrisons. Capt. Brattle was eng..ged i n tl^ 
organization and supply of the several expeditions A\ est and ^cHth- 
He was personally with the forces at N arraganset in ^^^''{i^ 
zation of the army after the Swamp fight. On May, lb, 
In the expedition to Hassanamesit ^^«d^^Capt Henchman Capt. 
Brattle, with a party of horse, fell upon the ^^^'^'}' l'""''' ^.^l'^' 
don and Hassanamesit and killed about twenty, of whom four . e 
.quaws. The enemy dispersed into the swamps and the main body 

""' Oa'Mav 24th, Capt. Brattle "with a tronpe of horse," '-^^^^ut fifty, 
went in pursuit of the Indians "that had newly done ^P'^J^'^ i^^ -^^- 
runcke.'- With a small party of foot, he arrn-ed at the Fall= of 
'• Poeatuek liivcr," bein,^ on the Seaconck side. The Indians a pp. a.- 
cd on the opposite side in^ force. Leaving the foot behind ^^^-^^ 
tic led the troopers up the river where they crossed with g eat ditti- 
culty, and sooi came down upon the Indians and pu them to a 
dis^i^rous flight, capturing large store of their -^^f^fi^.;^ 
l,i;.., killing .everal. One of the English was kdlod, ^^^^^^ 
Eillot was wounded in tlie hand. The dead soldier -as ear .d to 
Seuconck and buried. An Indian boy was captured «ho testified 

276 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [July? 

that these Indians were tlirec or four hundred and bcloncred to 
"Nep.sachuit." See Col. Records, vol. vii. p. ^d^, the full letter of 
the General Court. 

June 30th, 1C70, Capt. Brattle is sent on an expedition towards 
Mount Hope with instructions as follows : 

lustnictious for C;i[it. Thomas Brattle. 

You are to take twenty of your rroope with sucli ofTicers as you shall 
see meete, togethar with an oificer & ten Troop" of Left. Ilassey's Troope 
and with them to march with all expedition to Dedham where are ordered 
to be an officer with ci;:jhteeu foote souldiers mounted from Dorche:>ter, 
sixe from Roxhury and twenty from Dcdhara with an otiicer. All ap- 
pointed to be at Dedham the Rendevous this day at fewer of the clock 
this afternoone, whom you are to take under your Conduct and the ollicers 
and souldieis are Required to obey you a.-i tlieire Commander for this Ser- 
vice of tliG Country. You are to march with your Ti-oopers & Drai^oons 
to be at .John ""Yoodcocks hy midnight where you shall meete with an In- 
dian PvLjt and two files of musketeers which Pylot hath engaged to bring 
you upon Phillip & his Company who are not above thirty men as he saicti 
& not ten miles from Woodcocks ; be sure to secure your Pylot to prevent 
falsehood and escape. You are to endeavour with your utmost diligence 
to Come up with the enemy and Coming up with him, or any other of 
them, you are to subdue kill and destroy, in your marches take heed of 
Ambushments and see you keepe your souldiers in Comand and that they 
moove with as much sylence as may be, that you be not prevented. In 
case the ennimy should be past to Mount Hope and that you Can meete 
with Plymouth forces you are to Joyne with them. If upon Intelligence 
you may probably Come up with ennemy to fight subdue & destroy them. 

fiin- that you are victualled onely for sixe days, you arc to order that your 
march out may be proportionably thereto for your Returne unless by the 
longer stay you shall see you have very probable advantage against the 
enemy & you m:<y have Recruite of proper officers from our Confederates 
or cann timely notice to us to send you supply. 

In Case you meete not v.'ith a Pylot at Woodcoks you are to send to 
Mr. Newman at Rehoboth and lett him know ( f your being there, and 
wayting to endeavour to surprise Phillip ; And In case that faile, if 
upon Intelligence you iiave oppertunity to fall upon any other of the enne- 
my you are to attend that ; Upon all occasions & opportunity you are to 
Adv'ise us of jour motions and of Gods deallings with you ; for your so 
doing these are your order and warrant. Given at Boston the thirtieth day 
of June 1G76. 

By the Gouvernour &; Council of the Massachusetts. 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 6!), pp. 24, -25. J. L. G. 

In this expedition Capt. Mosely was joined, as related by ]N[r. 
Hubbard. The plan was carried out, hut when they arrived at the 
swauij) they found tlic wily chief and his body guard " newly gone." 
They however joined with the riymouth forces uuiler command of 
Major Bradford, and succeeded, before then- return home in the lat- 
ter part of July, in securing the Plymouth and southern towns, and 
in killing or capturing one liundrcd and fifty of the enemy. 

Capt.°Thomas Brattle died AprU 5th, 1G.S3. He left, it is said, 


Soldiers in King JPhiliji's Wnr. 


the l:ir<^est estate* in Xew England at that tinic. His son Thomas 
administered npon the estate. This son Tiiomaa graduated at Har- 
vard 1<)76, and was eminent for his scholarship, especially in nuithe- 
matios. He Avas elected a Fellow of the Koyal Society of London, 
v.'hich was a mark of great distinction to an American. He was 
celoltrated for Ids opulence, talents and benevolence; was treasurer 
of Harvard College from 1G93 to his death, May 16, 171.']. He 
was never married. AVilliam Brattle, second son of Capt. Thnmas, 
graduated at Harvard College in 1780, and received degree of B.D. 
in 1692, and in IGOG was ordained pastor of the ciiurch in Cam- 
bridge. He was a celebrated scholar and preacher, being csiiecially 
lil)eral for his time. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel 
Hayman, of Charlestown, Nov. o, 1697, and by her had two sons, 
of whom William, the eldest, inherited his grandfather's Narragan- 
eet claim. 

Soldiers Credited under Capt. Thoraas Brattle. 

October 19, 16 


John Oynes 




Georo-e Berbeck 




John Barrett 




Dec. 20"^ 

Justinian Holden 




John Paison 




Joseph Birch 




Calt.b Gruuut 




Thomas Leonard 




Samuel Thacher 




Moses Paine 




Thomas Brattle, Lieat. 




John Waiard als. Ware 




John Beuuet 




Obediah Wood 




John Willington 




Hugh Taylor 




Solomou Phips 




Jonathan Atherton 




Sanuiel Williams 




Ebenezer Heideu 




tSumuel Minott 




John Bennitt 




William Kent 




Richard Francis 




Samuel Payson 




Denis Syhy 




March 24-" 16^ 


Moses Paine 




John Xeecham 




John Smith 




John Eeuuitt 




Richard Hall 




Augiist 24 16" 


Paltiel Grover 




Ebenezer Williams 




Thomas Adams 




Jo-huah Henshaw 




Francis Cooke 




William Kent 




Samuel Williams 




John Newell 




John Wells 




Richard Scott 




John Xeedham 




Jolin Piuder 




John Long 




James Chevers 




Elisha Foster 




James Francklia 




Samuel Maxfield 




* In the ol.J Court filo«. B(x>k S, is preserved the following, which may be of interest as 
(lescriiiincr Ciipt. Br.ittlc's Kennebec errant : 

" Thunias Brattle in l)ehaltof himself & other the Heirs of Capt. Thomas Brattle, Mr. 
Antipas Bovfs, Mr. EilwiirJ Tvng & .John Win.-low claims a certain Tract of Lin.l in 
Ain.rica in or^n & exteii.Hn- fri-'in the turnout Bonn. Is of Coliboseconte •.viiieli ad- 
joirK-th to the Kiver of Ki.-nnL'ieck rowanls the Womitu Ocean, ami a Piare called the 
Fall< at^Ic .v a Piacc of tiueeu En-lish Miles on Loth .'^idcs the Riv. r called 
Kuinvf.L-k River & all the .-ai 1 Riv.r that Iwtli within the savl Limits iv hi.Mti.N F.ast- 
ward, We-twiird, Xorthuard & Snuthward as per Deed from the G-Jvern'": of Phmouth 
Coi jnv dated 27 Octor IG'il & Ordcrlv recorded. , . . 

A true copy E.\amined pr Tho' Cl.veke Dcp'y sec tj. 

VOL. XL I. 24* 


Baptisms in Dover, ISf. IJ. 1717—1766. [July, 

E%'an Jones 01 
William Ilarseyals. Ilasye 01 

John Needliam 00 

Uavid Freemiiu 01 

Beiijaniin 3Iills 01 

John Pasou 00 

Samuel Church 01 

John Steariics 01 

Josiah Jones 01 
lucreas Twing als. Wiime 01 

Patrick Morrene 01 

Time thy D wight 00 

Henry Spring 01 

John Kendall 01 

Ephraim Regimant 01 

Thoraa>> ilolman Ol* 

Timothy Dwight 00 

Joshuah Lambe 02 

Francis Coard 01 

Thomas Robinson 00 
September 23'' 1G76 

Thomas Browne 01 

Samuel Gary 00 

John Winter 01 

James Bird 00 

Timothy Hawkins 01 

Daniel Smith 01 

John Tolman 02 

04 OS Edward Couch 
12 10 John Turtle 
07 00 Sanuiel Stone 
03 00 Th(Mua-i Peiree 
03 06 Zechariah Fowle 
10 00 John lilackman 
07 00 Jam<!S White 
07 00 Samuel Parker 
02 00 James Pemerton 
12 10 Daniel Greenland 
00 00 Anthony Howard 
15 04 Daniel thampney 

07 00 Joseph Sherman 
12 10 William Bond 
00 00 James Baker 
02 10 Daniel RulF 

08 03 William Ager 
02 10 John AUice 
00 00 Richard Wood 
18 08 Joshuah Sayer 

Thomas Pemberton 
02 10 John Mason 
10 08 Nathaniel Rowleston 
02 10 James Miller 
12 09 Charles Davenport 

00 00 Jonathan Gilbert 
02 10 Samuel Sumner 

01 05 

01 0-1 OG 
01 12 10 
01 02 10 
01 12 10 
00 OS OG 

00 10 02 

01 02 03 
01 03 06 

00 14 03 

01 12 10 
01 08 06 
Oi 02 10 
01 07 00 
01 02 10 
01 04 OG 
01 04 00 
01 05 08 
01 02 02 
01 17 00 

14 03 
05 08 
12 10 
01 02 10 

01 no 00 
00 13 00 

02 00 00 
00 10 03 


BAPTISMS IN DOVER, N. H. 1717— 17G6. 
Copr OF THE Rev. Joxatuax Ccsnixo's Rfxord of Baptisms is 
Dover, N. H., now a faux of the Records of the 
" First Chcrch." 
Communicated by Joux R. Ham, M.D., of Dover, N. H. 
[Concluded from pa?e 191.] 
James Nailer. & Martha his Daugh'. 
Mercy. Wife of Sam' Lary. & their child Sarah. 
Sarah, D' of Andrew Gerrisb. 
„. Micah. son of Sam' Emerson. 
24:. James Toby, son of Jon" Gerrish. 
1. Lucy, D' of Sam' Gerrish. 
Mary. D' of Daniel Ham. 
Sarah. D' of Ebenezcr Hanson. 
Daniel, son of James Young. 
Sarah, Wife of Jon^* liicV-ford. ^c their D' Rebecr.. 
Howard Henderson, &^ iiis Child" Bcnf & Lovey. 

Jan. 1. 









Mar. 8. 

Apr. 22. 

Silas & ]SIary, Cliild" of Benj* Heard, in private. 
Ichabod, :-on of W"" Wentworth. 
Susanna. D' of Reuben Hayes. 




































>■ Baptized at Rocheater. 

1SS7.] Baptisms in Dover, K. H. 1717— 176G. 279 

Jeremiah, son of Job Clements. 
Deborah, t)^ of W'" Shaokford. 
JaiDes, son of John Leigliton — deceased. 
Isaiah, sou of Ebenezer Horn. 
Jon", sou of Benj'' Hanson. 
John, sou of Jon" Biokford. 
Oct. 7. Daniel, sou of Daniel Hayes. 
Mary, D' of Richard Kinibal. 
Josiah Farewell, sou of Closes Howe. 

, son of John Thompson. 

Paul, sou of Daniel Ham. 

Abigail, D'' of Joseph Roberts. 

Lydia. D"' of Dudley Watson. 

James Chesley, son of Icaabod Hayes. 

Jou" sou of Jon" Piukham. 

Mary. D' of Hatevil Lcighton. 

Eliz" D' of Reuben Heard. 

Jon" Dana, sou of Abner Dam. 

Tristram, son of John Richards. 

Rachel, D' of Ebenezer Place. 

Isaac, son of Jethro Bickford. 

Nath^ son of Tristram Heard. 

Johu, son of John Titcomb. 

Thomas, son of Howard Henderson. 

Ephraim, son of John Waldron. 

Anne, D'' of Patrick Malcum. 

John, son of Tobias Randel. 

Susanna, D'' of Elijah Buuker. 

Daniel, son of Ebenezer Demerritt. 

John CotTin, son of .Josepli Ham. [and John. 

Abigail, Wife of Nicolas Canada, & their Child" Sarah, Mary 

Elizabeth. D' of Natlianiel Young. 

Tamseu, Wife of Otis Baker, & their chiW, viz; 
j Tamsen, D' of John Twombly, deceased, 
I Lydia &, Ebenezer, Child" of"' Otis Baker. 
Nov' 1. Ephraim, sou of James Young. 

James, son of Jonathan Bickford. 

15. Abigail. D' of Sam' Jlmerson. 

22. Sarah, D'' of Capt. Samuel Gerrish. 

29. Eliz" Wife of W"" Stauton, and their child Tamsen. 

Dec' 13. Sarah, D'' of Moses Howe. 


Apr. 4. Lydia, D' of Timothy White. 

11. Hepzibah &: Martha, the D" of Nath' Balch. 

25. Stepl;en, son of Howard Henderson. 

May 2. Betty, D' of Ichabod Hayes. 

9. Betty, D' of Tobias Ramtel. 

16. Susey, D' of Elijah Buuker. 
June lo. Abigail Plumraer. 

Abigail, D'' of Dan'' Hayes. 
27. W", SOD of Ebenezer Adams. 

280 Baptisms in Dover, IST. B. 1717— 17GG. [July, 

Juae 27. W™. son of Richard Kimbal. 

Aug. 1. Deborali, D' of Jonathan Piiikliara. 

8. Tarasen, D'' of Thomas Hayes. 

22. ]Martha, D' of Jon' Gerrish. 

Sept. 19. , D^ of W" Stantou. 

Puiuphiet, son of John "NVhitebouse. 

Octobr 3. Sarah, D' of Dun'' Ham. 

2-1. Sarah, D^ of John Waldron, jnn'. 

Nov' 21. Hannah, D" of Ebenezor Demerritt. 

28. Eunice, D'' of Jacob Horsuui. 

Dec' 12. John, son of Otis Laker. 


April 10. Margaret Gerrish. 

24. Joseph, son of Joseph Roberts. 

May 8. Deborah, D' of Sam^ Emerson. 

June 26. Sarah, D^ of John Titcomb. 

July 10. Enoch, sou of Ebenezer Hanson. 

17. Joanna, D'' of Joseph HoilgJou. 
31. Joseph, sou of Nath^ Balch. 

Aug. 28. Job, son of Job Clements. 

Lucretia, D' of Trefethren. 

Sept. 25. W", son of Howard Henderson. 

Oct° 23. Relief, D' of Moses Howe. 


Mar. 11. Amos, son of Tim" "White. 

April 22. Sarah, D' of Daniel Hayes. 

Abigail. D' of Jou"^ Bickford. 

May 6. Ruth Hill. 

20. Benj^, son of Stephen Evans. 

June 17. Samuel Plummer, & his son Dodavah. 

July 1. Benj^. son of Beuj'' Hanson. 

15. Ebenezer, sou of Edward Woodman. 

Auof. 12. Ezra, son of Richard Kimball. 

19. W" son of Nicholas Ricker. 
26. Bettv, D' of John Whitehouse. 

Oct" 1-4. Joanna & Lydia, Child" of Aaron Ham. 
John, son of Ichabod Hayes. 

15. Sarah. D' of James Knowles of Roch"" in private. 

Nov. 18. W"" Wentworth, son of Thomas Heard. 


Feb. 13, Thomas Parks, on a sick bed. 

Apr. 21. Mehitiibel, D' of Otis Baker. 

Jui'-e 16. Stephen, son of Joseph Hodgdon. 

Au"-. 4. Ezeki«l, son of Nicolas Ricker. [Waldrcn. 

° 11. William, Elizabeth and Richard, Child" of Tho' "Westbrook 

18. P-liJah. son of Moses Howe. 
Sept. 1. ^Iiry Chesley. 

15. John ^\'ald^on, 3 ', & his Daugh' Abigail. 

Eliz* D' of Joseph Roberts. 

22. Betty, D' of Stephen Evans. 

Oct. 6. Nathaniel, son of Jon" Pinkhara. 

20. Sarah & Lydia. D" of Sam' Ham. 
Nov. 3. Sarah, D' of Aaron Ham. 

1887.] Ancient Iron Works of Taunton. 281 

Mury, D' of Ejihr"' Wentwortli. 
Sarah, D' of James Knoules. 

Abigail, D' of Ehenezcr Noyes. 

Ebenezer, son of Ebcnezer Ilanson, iu private. 

Di\niel. son of Howard Henflorson. 

jMebetabul. I)^ of Daniel ILiyes. 

Eleauor, D"" of Tho' VV^estbrook Waldrou. 

Otis, son of Otis Baker. 

Olive ami Elijah Iniuker, Child" of Joshua Perkins, jr. 

Eliz'' ir of Jonathan Kickford. 




















By C;ipt. John W. D. Hall, of Taunton, Mass. 

THE Register for January last contains the following remarks 
introducing a genealogical record and deed (see page 83), viz. : 

'' In the article by John AY. D. Hall iu the P.EGiSTKn for .July, 188 1, on 
the Ancieut TTorks of Tauuton, the commencement of the manufacture of 
irou in that town is assigned (page 260) to the year 1650. The following 
pa[)er shows that the works were erected and begun in the year 1C53 ; but 
whether the proprietors succeeded so early as that in the manufacture of 
iron is not definitely stated, though it is probable that they did." 

The paper referred to is a deed of James Batte, Jr., of a share 
and a quarter in said works to Henry Withington, of Dorchester, in 
1655 — which states that ''in the year of our lord, 1G.');3. the inhabi- 
tants of tanton did erect and begin certayn iron works, and did 
rayse a stock at that present for the furtherance of Sayd Works of 
about £600 or upwards," &c. See the article on page 85 of the 
January Register. The paper of the writer in the Register for 
July, 1884, stated clearly on the authority and record of Oliver 
Purchis, town clerk and scribe, that "certain inhabitants of Taun- 
ton put themselves in to be proprietors in the blooraerie, in 1653 
-4," by raising a stock at that time — giving their names. That 
Batte deed corroborates the record of Oliver Purchis, then made. 
Irrefutable facts and records show that it required three years to 
complete the works for the manufacture of iron. 

Tiu-ee years ago the writer examined the Batte deed, but not one 
line or sentence could be seen in it to justify the opinion that iron was 
manufactured there in 1653, nor before the date assigned (1656) by 
Capi. Leonard. Tlie reader will observe the date of the deed, 1055 ! 

On the authority of the record of Capt. Thomas Leonard, v,-ho 
was tlicre during the years of building and preparing tlie iron works, 
also as forgeman, clerk and manager over sixty years (from li;.)3 
to 1713), "the writer st.itetl in the July Register, 1884, that "the 

manufacture of iron began anno 1656." He now submits the case 

to the judtrment of the readers of the Register. 










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1887.] Descendants of Edmund Weston. 285 


By Thomas AVeston, Jr., Esi]., A.M. 

EDl^rUND* WPISTON."^ the prosfenitoi- of that portion of the Westoti 
family who settletl iu Plymouth Colunyj c;irae to IJostori in the sliip 
Elizabeth c*c Anu, and settled in the town of Du.\bury in the ye:u- 10.'5o. 
In the passenger list his age is put at thirty years. There is a tradition 
that in the old country his trade was a thresher of grain. .Soon at'N.-r com- 
ing town he entered himself as an apprentice unto John Winslow and 
Naili.iniel Thomas, and in I'JOL' formed a copartnership with .Joliu Cars'er 
fur planting and farming. In 1G40 he had a grant from the colony of four 
acres at Stony Brook, Duxbury, and a tract of land near Green Harbor. 
In IG-io ho was one of the men who were enrolled to bear arms. In 1G52 
was a surveyor of highways, and from this time his name frecpiently ap- 
pears in connection with town aflairs and in various public matters. Wiu- 
I sor. m his history of Du.\;bury, speaks of him as '• the enterprising ancestor 
; of an enterprising family w hose descendants have been numerous, aii'l most 
of them have I'esided in tov/n." He married late in life, probably a Do La 
Noye (afterwards called Delano). A copy of Edmund Weston's will 13 
found among the early records of Plymouth, B. 8, p. 16. It bears date 
Feb. 18, IGSG, and was admitted to probate June o, 168G. He died in 
Duxbury iu the SOth year of his age, respected and honored by all who 
knew him. The children of Edmund Weston were : 

2. i. Elnathax.^ b. 1657 ; d. April 23, 17-24. 

ii. Marv, m. John Delano and lived in Duxbury. 

3. iii. Edmlnd, b. IGtiO ; d. Sept. 23, 1723. 

4. iv. John, b. 1662 ; d. 1736. 


Second Generation. 
2. ELXAxaAX^ (Edmund^ ) . He was born in 1G.'<7. and residcl on his 
fath' r's farm near Mill Brook in Duxbury. Married De.-ire Stand- 

• I have been very much assisted in the preparation of this genealogy by the c^.rcful 
and laborious ro^earches of Mr. and Mr<. -Samuel M. Wc-ton, of Boston. 

The loss of t!io earlier records of DuKimry his rend.'ielit nece-s.iry to rely lar:rely 
upon the traditions that have 00:11c down throuirh the namerous br.inches of the family, 
for mill h that is important rclitincr to tlieir history. Many of the>e are so varied, espe- 
cially a^ to names and dates, tUat it is impossible to fix them with accuracy. 

Tlio fiTiiilv of \V'o=tons wtrc numerous m England at the bc^'inninu' of :lic seventeenth 
century, and many of them e.irly emi:ciafil to Anieru-a. Hotten, in U.< \t*t of emigrants 
in ti.c year 1G33. .,ivcj no Ic ;s tlian tuoivo of tliis name 'v'ao enil^irrated to V'irmnia. Tlio-e 
who ca'me to New Krcrland were Thomis We-ton, the London merchanr. who proliably 
a brother of :5ir Raliiiid Weston, Earl of Portland. Fieoucnt mention is made of liim in 
the e.:rly hi,-:ory of Plymouth a^d Bay archives. It is doubiful, how- 
ever, whether hu left any descen.lauts in the country. Framas Weston wa- with Roger 
Williams, hut he l:a.l no children. John We>ton came to .Salem in IC'il. :» lad of 
thirteen years, who secreted himself on board the vessel and not ili.-eovered until ic 
; was too I'.ir .at sea to return him. Ills dcstendants arc verv numerous in New En'.'land. 
Anions the earlv settlers of Duxburv occurs the name of Francis West. la a ta.t-hill of 
March; lOoO, he' is called Francis We«ton, which was probably his true name. He howev- 
er .-.Xiu disappears fruia any records of the town or colony, aud ho probably left uo dostcau- 
, t There is a tradition that a brother of Edmund Weston, soon after his .arrival, came 
; from Enidand aud settled in the Colony. I aiu unable, however, to find any record or trace 
of such a person. 

VOL. XLI. 25 


286 Descendants of Ednmnd Weston. [July, 

ish, a granddaughter of Miles St;indish. Was a surveyor of high- 
1 ways for the years 1GS7 and 1692, and a freeholder in 1707. He 

i died April 2:j, 1720, and left a will, recorded with riymouth Rec- 

[ ords, B. 5, p. 020. His wife died INIay IG, lld-j. His children 

I were : 

5. i. Samitel,' d. 1752. 

6. ii. .JosEPU, b. IGoa: >1. S'pt. 11, 17T3. 

I iii. Maky, m. April 10, 1717, J.KcpIi Sinimona. 

i iv. Sarau, m. April 10, 1717, John Churchill. 

1 V. Abigail, b. 1701 ; d. 1764. 

' 3. Epku\i>' {Bdmidifp) was boru IGOO, and resided in Plympton. "Was 

■ one of the tirst settlers of the town. He owned and carried on a 

i grist-mill at Diudiam's Point. Was a member of the church and a 

! man of great influence in his native town. The land he owned has 

s always been in possession of his descenilants. He married Rebec- 

i ca, a daughter of John Soule and granildaughter of George Soule of 

I the May-Flower. He died Sept. 2j, 1723, aged 70 years. His 

I wife died Nov. 18, 1732. His children were : ; ./v""^-^ 

I 7. i. Natuan,3 b. Fob. 8, 1639; d. 1754. 9>'- ^'^ 

\ 8. ii. ZACHARiAn. h. Doc. 6, 1G90 ; d. I76i. -.-^ ^' "^ 

Keuecca, b. July 31, 1693 ; m. Tlioruas Darling. . 'w ^'' 

John, b. Ja!yJ7, 1695 ; d. Au:?. 10. 17t)S. " ^ J-' 

Edmund, b. Oct. 21. 1697 ; d. April 29, 1773. - -^ Y 

9. iv. 
10. V 












11. vi. liENjAiiix, b. Nov. 6, 1701 ; d. JMay 5, 1775. 

I 4. 

4. John" {Edmuncl}) was born in 1GG2, and always resided iu Duxbiiry 

I at Powder Point. " In 1600 he with others hired the "Common 

j Meadows," and was a freeholder in 1707. He married Deborah 

: Delano. There is no record of the date of his or his wife's death, 

j His children were : 




ELtPHAS, b. 17C2 ; d. March IJ, 1762. 

David, d. Sept. 4, 1805. 


Dedorah, m. Benjamin Prior. 


Third Generation. 

Saiiuel' {Eliialhan^ Edmand^). The date of his birth is unknown. 
He lived iu Duxbury. was a freeholder iu 1707, and one of the 
selectmen with Hon. Gamaliel Bradfonl in 1740-4-5—47, aud was a 
man widely known and respected. His name appears as one of the 
subscribers to Prince's Chronology. He married ilurch 14, 1716, 
Elizabeth Southworth, and died iu the year 1 752, leaving a will on 
record in Plymouth. His children were: 

17 i. Samlt:l,* b. March 5. 171S; d. 1764. 

18. ii. ZxuDiEL, b. Jan. 22, 1720 ; d. Oct. 12, 1739. 
iii. Mart, b. July 18, 1722 ; unm. 

19. iv. Elnathan, b. iept. 29, 1727. 
T, Priscllla. 

1887.1 Descendants of Edmund Weston. 287 

Josr.rn' (Elnathmi,^ Edmund}) was born in 1692. Married Mercy Pe- 
^ tcrsou, May 10, 1721, and died Sept. 11, 1778, aged 8G yeard. His 
cliildreu were: 
£0. i. TnoMAS,* d. May 10, 1767. 

21. 11. Jacob, b. V!'2\ ; d. Xov. 4, 1822. 

22. iii. IcuABOD, d. ISIS. 

23. iv. William, d. ISOl. 

24. V. SiiiEON, b. Sept. 16, 1723 ; d. Dec. 30, 1807. 

25. vi. Zabdiel. 

vii. Abigail, ra. Dec. 20, 1764, Enoch Freeman, 
viii. Sakah, m. Nuv. 4, 1713. Jo!m Chiindler. 
ix. Jane, m. Aprd 28, 1763, Thomas Hunt. 

7.' {Edmund: Edmund^) was born Feb. 18, 1680, and lived in 
Plyrapton on Standi^^h Neck. He removed the latter part of his 
life to the state of Maine. He married Feb. 21, 171.5, Desire 
Standish, and died 1754. His children were : 
20. i. Nathan," b. July 11, 1723. 
27. ii. Isaac, b. June 10, 172.5. 
23. iii. Jacob, b. May 14, 1727 ; d. 1760. _ 

iv. Desire, b. April 4, 1730; m. Edmund Wright. 


Zachariah' {Edmnnd,^ Edmund^) was born Dec. 6, 1600. Lived dur- 
ing the early part of bis life on Dunham's Neck, Flympton.^ and 
then removed to 3Iiddleboro'. He married June 2o, 1717, Mebituble 
Shaw, and died Sept. 27, 1763. His children were : 

29. i. Jonathan,* b. Feb. 5, 1713; d. May 28. 1790. 

30. ii. ZACHAKtAH, b. Nov. 17, 1719 ; d. Nv)V. 23, 1726. 

31. iii. Jakes, b. Oct. 31, 1723. 

iv. Meuitable, b. Sept. 20, 1726. 

32. V. Zachariah, b. Dec. 21, 1728. 

Joux' (Edmund'' Edmund') was born July 27, 1695. and resided in 
Plympton. He married Nov. IS, 1723. Content Jackson._ a sister 
of the wife of his brother Edmund. He died Ai-just 12, 1/ 68, aged 
73 years. His only child was : 

33. i. John.* 

Edmcn-d' (Edmund,'' Edmund^) was born August 21. 1697, and early 
removed from Plympton to -^liddlehoro', where he purchased a 
large tract of land'and resided until his death, Aprd 20, 1/ /3. He 
married for his first wife Susannah Jackson, who died >ov. 4, l/.^4, 
and for his second wife Elizabeth Smith. He was an influential 
man in Middkboro', and a prominent member of the «;'i';r'^'> of ^'''^^ 
town. His farm is now owned by bis great-grandson. Col. Ihomas 
AVe^ton. His children by his tirst wife were : 

34. i. Edmind, b. Feb. 22, 1731 ; d. 1814. 
3j. ii. Abner. 

iii. Uelecca, m. Magoun.