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Abstracts of English Wills, Ul, 214, 311 

tlio Wills of the Slierniuus of Yax- 
ley ill .Sullblk, EuijlauU, 152 
Ailaius, Query, :ijl 
AeUhess of the I'lesident, ix 
AlJeu, Correction, 108 
UeneiiloKV. ISO 
Alger, tiuery, 225 
AUeu, Jaiues, of Ijostou, Note, 31'J 

Lewis, and His Descendants, 390 
Allin, Query, 225 
Allyu, Query, lUG 

American Doctoriites at Gottiiigen, 439 
Aniory, Query, 352 
Ancestry of Lydia Streugtlilield, 301) 
Ancieiit-lJurial Grounds of Long Island, N. Y., 

53,203, 301, 427 
An Early Sampler, Query, 224 
Reply, 450 
AruoW-lilake, (^uery, 353 
Autographs, see Illustrations. 

Barnes- 15 arns, (Juery, 223 
lUirton, Query, 224 
I5as3, Keply, 225 
Heacli, (^iiery, 352 
Lieeniau, l^iery, 225 
IJemus (tjuei'y), 354 

IJeiitoii, Edward, of Guilford, and IIis De- 
scendant-^, 175 
Benson, Ciuery, L'25 
Biographic:! I .ski'tches— 

Adams, EranUlin Geor'Te, 375 
Deuey, I'apl. ."^aniiiel \\\irlhlnKton, 133 
Podge, IJi ul» n i;.iWMin, ■; I I 
(;ai'dner, .lohii I'.duard. 13;> 
llieenwoiid, Lan;;d.iu, ,' I 1 

Mi-s. Miii-gaiet, 211 
.Mrs. Jlary McKiiy, 244 
Taxton, .Sarali e:avendish, 375 
Williams, Jlrs. Elvira Armenius (^Vright), 
Bird, (>uerv, 225 

Bliuiiiaii, kiv. Uichard, of aiar.-htleUl, Glou- 
cester and Aew Loudon, 3U 
niott, .loamia, C^uery, 2.-:2 
ISoardman, (^Hiery, loG 
Bullon, Conn., Itecords of the Church in, 60, 

Book Notices — 

Abhutt's llistoi-v of Belfast, Me., 1.S25, 3G4 

Account of Ihe i'.altle of Concord, by (Mpt. 

Amos Uiirieli, a Minute Alan and I'ar- 

ticipaut, I5ii 

Ailadoui ian's iMauometiaiia, Number Four, 

Allen's History and Genealogical Itecords 
(d' the Alling-Allens of New Haven, 
Conn., 458 
Allerton's II istory of the Allerton Family 

in the IJiille.l .States, 1.58.5-18b5, 3(18 
Andrews'i lllsloiy of tho Hamlin Eumily, 

Annual l.'epoil of the American Historical 
As.ocitillou, l.-v.'.-^, 110 

Book Notices— , ^, ^. . 

Appieton'8 Additions and Corrections to 
llie .Sumner (ienealogy, 23'J 

Archives of Maryland, Volume XVIl.,23, 

Arnold's Historic .Side Lights, 120 

Bailey's Bailey Genealogy, 23S 

Balcli's The Alabama Arbitration, 454 

Batchellor's State of New Hampshire Docu- 
ments, 23G 

Bates's Genealogy of the Descendants ol 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass., 308 

Beckwith, Marvin and ills Wife Abigail 
Clark, f27 

Beckwith of Yorkshire, 127 , , ,. , 

iSeecher, Tlionias K., Teacher of the 1 ark 
(.;hurch at Elmira, N. V.,450 

Bennett's The Bennett, Bently and Beers 
Eamilies, 127 

Benton's Andrew Benton, 450 

Bent's Col. Jabez Uatcli of Boston, his 
Ancestry and Descendants, 4J^ 

Bent's The Bent Family in America, 2:!8 

Bigelow's Orthopedic Surgery and Other 
ftledical rajiers, 453 

Bigelow's Surgical Anxsthesia Addresses 
a]id Otiier Papers, 453 

Bolton's Some Works Itelating to Brook- 
line, Mass., from its Settlement to I'JOO, 

BcToth and Norlhrop's (ieliealngy of One 

Branch of the Sherman Family, 4.j5 
lios^'s 'fhe Boss Family, 23s 
P.oyiiton'.s I he BoyMKiii Family, 3(18 
r.ia.llord Familv and Other.-, iiu'.t 
liiul-eualer Book, III,', 230 
IWi'ham's (.Ulicial Ueport ol the ImhuIIi 

Americnu'lMer Faiuily Ueuuiou, 2:i.s 
llr>ioks's Henry Knox, A Soldier ol the 

KeVolutioH, 231 
Brown's ^ilUou and Joan (Clarice) .-stone 

ot Watertow 11, .Mass., and I'hree Geuer- 

iitiolis of their Descendants, 127 
Brown's fhe Signal Corps, U.S.A., in the 

\V;u- of the UelK'Ulon, 114 
Burt's The First Century of the History ol 

Spiingtield, 235 , , . , . 

Byiuu'tou's The I'uritau as a Colonist and 

Kiroriuer, ill 
California Kegister, The, Vol. 1., No. I., 307 
Canavan's Ben Comee— A Taleol Kogers's 

Uaugers, i;.")S-5".i, 118 
Ciirrin ■lou'> Washington Ihe Soldier, 121 
Ca.l.'r'> .lawyers in America, 12K 
Cai Hand's leii Years at FeuiM(|Uid, 11, t 
Ca-«iiiin's I. a \ ie de Joseph-Fraueois I'er- 

rault, snriuMume Le IVre de I'Lducation 

(In I'eiiple l.'auadien, 3(iO 
Chadwick's A Life of Liberiy-Aiitislavery 

and Other Letters of Sarah llolley, 121 
CInimberlaiii Association of America, 127 
Circular and Forms of tin ( ..■neaL.gical 
Uureau ol 1 lie Chambei lain AMsocnition. 

Cbiike's f;pil;iplrs fr.nn Graveyard- in 
\\elles|ei (.West Needhaui), No. Natick 
and iSewlon Lower F'alls, Mass., 23:.: 

\ ' ! 

•I;,: . •» «/. 

Index of Subjects. 

liook Notices — 

Claik'd "Survey of tlie Aiiticmitifs of tlif 
City of Oxford," by Autliouy Wood, 

Ck-viliuid's The Goneulogy of the Cleveland 

iiiid Cleaveland Kiiiuilics, 1~'3 
Colonial Society of I'eiuisylviiniii, The, 117 
Coiif,'ie,i;ational Year Hook, I'JOO, The, -155 
Coii!<titiitioii and By-Laws of the Chamber- 
lain Association, 1','7 
Constitution and By-Laws of the Quiuubaug 

II iitorical Society, -157 
Contributions to the Historical Kocicly of 

Jloutana, 305 
Cox's New England Cox Families, 3G'J 
Crane's Uenealogy of the Crane Family, 458 
Cremcr's Records of the Dorland Family 

in America, 308 
Crosby's The Crosby Family of New York, 

Curtis's 'i'lionias Curtis, Welherslield, 

Conn., 1~S 
Dall's '■ Alongside," ;!0S 
Dartminith, Tlie, 111 
Davis's (.)ccult Jlethods of Protecting the 

Currency, oGJ 
Davis's " Previous Legislation." A Cor- 

j-ective for Colonial Troubles, 365 
Duvis's file Currency and I'rovincial I'oli- 

tics, 305 
Davis's The Old Records of the Town of 

Fitchburgh, Mass., Vol. II., 230 
Dean's liuigraphical Sketch of Uev. Luther 

Fandiam, 1^1 
Dcaue's The Book of Dene, Deaue, Adeane, 

Dexter's Diary of David llcClure, D.D., 

1718-1^20, 113 
Diary of David llcClure, 113 
Diary of Increase Mather, March, 1075 — 

Dec, 1070, 107-1-10.S7, :J34 
Dickey's Genealogy of the Dickey Famil} , 

Doilge's AVilliam AVheelwiight, His Lite 
in.d Work, 301 

Di'lliri 1 's 'I'lie I'erkionien Kegion, I'llst and 
I'nseiil, :,:,'.) 

Drnniniond's Jtean (Jenialogy, I'M 

DruMinioiid's (iiiualogy of Samuel Wil- 
liams of tiraftou, N. 11., 1~'3 

Larly l.'teords of Bajitisiiis, JIarriagrs, 
liiaths anu !\li'mbir,-.hiii of (he Conj;ie- 
ralional t'luucli, F.aM llaiii|ilon (( hat- 
luiiu), I'oiiii., :U.o 

L^irlv IJuMids.yf the Tow II of I'rov idi licr, 
\ol. \\'., SM\ 

Laloii".- Lt.-(.:ul. (.Xlio Hamilton of Olive- 
.-tob, his Sons, Capt. .loliu and Ll.-Col. 
Ollu) 11 am ikon '^d, and his Oraiidsoii, .'^ir 
l;al|>h llamilloii, Kt., I'Jl 

Eaton's The Cochrau-Inglij Family of Hali- 
fax, ):.:7 

Kills'^ Norwich University— Her Hisluiy. 
her Graduates, her IJiill of Honor, 3r,2 

Emerson's The iiiswich Emersons, 103(i- 
1>.)U0, 231 

E\erett's John Fuller of Ipswich, Mass., 
KmI, i:,'7 

IvMiiicIs Ir^iin .loliii Marshall's Diary, 'Mu 

lamiiil Mall (;liii|j|rr of the Haiiglileis id' 
the \uieiicaii IJevidiiliou, I'.KIO, 1:)7 

F.ii rlii:!liiii, I'^O 

F^indiiig List of (.iim alngies and Town and 
Lncal Histories in Boston I'uldic Libra- 
ry, l.KS 

l''iist lloiiUiiiloii Ci'iin terv A ssociatioli, 3li7 

First Re|Mirl ol tin- I'liljlic Keiord ( ionimis- 
sioii of New .Jersey, Is'.l'.i, 111.' 

First Volume of the Conway I'aiish liigis 
lers in the lluial Diaiiery ot Aillecli- 
wedd, Uiocesi' of Bangor, Cu;rnaivoii- 
.hire, 1511-17113, :;ii3 

Fi-ki 's file Dutch and (,!uiikir Cohjnii .^ in 
Ameiiea, -3i 

Fla.u-.:;'s l'"amily of Asa AUcoU, JO'J 

Book Notices — 

Forbes's The Diary of Rev. Ebenezer Park- 
man of Westborough, Mass., VZQ 

Ford's lUstory of Hanover Academy, 237 

Frye's The First Regiment Mass. Heavy Ar- 
tillery, U. S. v., in the Spanish-American 
War of lb'.l8, 230 

Genealogical Advertiser, The, 1S'J9, 155 

Genealogy of the Fuller Families descend- 
ing from liobert Fuller of Salem and Re- 
hoboih, Mass., 127 

Goldthwaite's Goldthwaite Genealogy, 123 

Goodwin's The Goodwin F^amilies in 
America, 308 

Goold's History of Col. James Scammau's 
Thirtieth Regiment of Foot, 230 

Gorham's The Gorham Family iu Rhode 
Island— Bristol Branch, 30'J 

Gra/.ebrook's Pedigree of the Family of 
(jira/.i biook, 123 

Gn eiiwood's (Greenwood Colonial and 
Itevokitionary Services, 10'J5-1783, 238 

Grillith's Rev. Jlorgau John lihys, 1700- 
1^01, 117 

Guild's file Gorham Family in Rhode 
Island, Providence Line, 30'.) 

Haines's A Comijlete Memoir of Richard 
Haines, a forgotten Sussex Worthy, 238 

Hull' s Rambles about Greenland iu Rhyme, 

Harding's The Sullivan Road, 3C7 

Hart's In Menioriam — Samuel Colt und 
Caldwell Hart Colt, 121 

Hassam's liegisters of Deeds for the 
County of Sullolk, Massachusetts, 1735- 
I'JOu, 301 

Hayley's Genealogical Memoranda, rela- 
ting cliietly to the Haley, Piper, Neal and 
Ricker Families of Blaine and New 
lLiiui)shiie, 238 

Ha)\vood's Joel [jaue, I'ioneer and Patriot, 

Ha/.eltiiie's Jotham Beiiius of Benius's 

Heights, 30'J 
Helen Keller Souvenir, No. 2, lf-'.l2-lb'J'J, 454 
Heywaid',-- liarnwell of South Carolina — 

■ Pedigree, 127 
llicks's Air. lialiih Wheilock, Puritan, 124 
HilK iainily Genealogical and Historical 

Associaliiin, 458 
Hills Family Gi iiealogical Association, 

fillh Annual ICeport, 127 
Hill's '11, f E:alv Kecoid-i of the Town of 

Dcdham, .Mass., 10:2-1700, llil 
Hinds'^ llistnry and (.ieliealogy of the 

llimk Family, 123 
nine':, Hini.' (ienralogy, 120 
Historical Collections of the Topslield His- 

tulical .xiciely, Vol. \'.,307 
Hislorical Keco'rd, The, 237 
Histoi) of the Descendants and Connect- 

ious uf William Montgomery and James 

.Soiiierville, 123 
Honor Roll of Jlassachusett.* Patriots 

Heretolore Unknown, lis 
Hoppin's Wickham, 238 
Howe's 4 he I'uiitan Republic of the Mas- 

sacluisi tts r.a\ 111 Ni-w ICngland, 110 
Ho>l's I'lie Old 'Faiiiilie.., ol ,-Miiisbuiy and 

AiiKsliiiry, Ma^s.; with Siniie Related 

I'aiiiilies of Nrwbury, Haverhill, Ipswich 

and Hampton, 112 
Hiul--c>n's Coiimieinoralive of Calvin and 

Lutln r Blaucliaril, Acton Jilinute Jlen, 

1775, 121 
Hiiglies's Letters and l.'ecollectioiis of John 

Miiri ay Forbes, 110 
Hiimiilncy.s's flic Humphreys I''aniily iu 

America, 12.3 
Hiiiiiii well's Hunnewell, .30'J 
lliiiiii. \vi U's Hunnewell— Chiefly Six Gen- 
erations in Alassachusetss, 3()'J 
Huiiiii widl's Several Great Libraries, .300 
llulchiiison's I'lie Story of the Hutchiu- 

jons— 4'ribe of Jesse, 123 

<.''.:' \ ..!■ 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices— 

International Monthly, The, 232 

Isaac Cuniniin^'s of Toiisiicld, Mass., and 

Some ot his Desceudants, ;jOs 
Johnson, Samuel, 450 
Johnson's An Unredeemed Captive, 121 
Johnson's Klmer-lihaore UencahiKy, :'.(iS 
Johnston's I'lie Storniin'; of Stony I'oiut 

un the llndson, July 15, i:71t, :i6'J 
Journal and Letters of Kev. Henry Irae, 

of Ilampstead.N. 11., -150 
Kean's Tlie Cienealopy ot llut,'h MeKay 
and his Lineal iJesceiidanIs, 17N->-l>'.i.>, 
L':i8 ,. , 

Kind's Memorial Discourse on Jaubeu 

Ahlrid^e (iuild, 121 
King's York Necrology, 2:i(> 
Kittredae's The Man With the branded 

Hand, :iiJl . , 

Kiiapp, Artliur Mason— A Jlemonal, 2.!0 
Kui-ht's liioxraphy of IXaeon James Al- 
len, I'JCi 
J.amh's l''amily Itecorils-Lainli, Savory, 

Harriman, iitVS 
|,ee's Supiih'incut to.lohn l.eeol Karnim-- 
U.n, ll.iiU.U(l Co., (.:uini., and his He- 
sciMidauls, ;MS 
Lincoln' lu Mi-morlam— I' rediilc \Valkir 

Lin.-cihi, ■-".".1 
Litllelield's Karly IJoston Uooksrllcrs, hil.'- 

1711, iws 
Loam's Memoir of Hr. tn'orj^'e Lo^jan ul 

slenton, 121 , , . ,. 

Love's Samson Occom, and the C.liristiau 

Indians of New Knjjland, 2:il 
Macnamai ;rs History of tlie Nintli Uej.M- 

meut, .M. V. 1., lM'1-lMil, 22'.i 
Jlahan'.-i LcvMjns of tlie War with Spain, 

and (»lli;-r .Articles, IIC.U 
Maiden Twi) Hundred and Fiftieth Anni- 

verNary .Memorial, 2;;0 
JlanelK-ti'i- Historical Association Col- 

leetii.ns. Vol L, I'art IL, IIU 
Mann's l>(>c<'iidants of Klislia Ware ol 

Wrentham, .Mass., 127 
Marshall's l'ari^h Kegisters, 450 
Marvin's Ihe Kn;.'lish Ancestry of Keinold 
and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, Ct., 
Massachusetts Society of Sons of the A men- 
can lievolution, The Historical Mem- 
oranda, with Lists of INL'inbers and their 
l;cviilalioiiarv Ancestors, 117 
MeMa-lri's A History (d' the I'eoplc (d llic 
Lnilrd Slal( s lioni the UrNohilion to llie 
Civil War, l:io 
Mcdiord IliMorlcal Kcr,"-!'-'. ""'. l''"> ■-'■'■'■ 

Memoir of Henry Jocob Bigelow, 4.V2 
Memorials of the ICssex Bar Association 
and brief l!io';ra|iliical Notices of some 
of the Distiiif^uished RLnibers of the 
Kssex I'.ar prior to the formation of the 
A^socialiou, \'(d. I., iiiio 
Men ol' New York, 'I'he, 121 
fllerriU'ri A Conlribiiti.ui to the (imealoKy 

of the Ml riill Kamily in Anieriea, 127 
Merrill's Kij;lit of I'etition, 1C..54, »V1 
Mills's Loniulations of tieuealo^'y, 22'J 
IMilton Cemetery, H'J 
IMlu■ris'^ 'I'Im' Seymour Kamily, l.)S 
Rliiiray's .lournal of the Ainerioan-lrish 

Histtu-lcal Sociely, Mui 
Nalioual Cvclop.idhi of American I'do. 

Nell's Mil Nelf History iv;,Mrdin,i; the 
Origin and Aleaiiing of Ihe Name IS< 11, 

Nelson's Kdward Anlill ami his iJesceiid- 

ants, 121 
Nelson's History of the Scandinavians and 

Succes-lul Scandinavians in the United 

Stales, Vols. I. and IL, :iCi2 
NeLioi'.M of Mislory of Kevolii 

tioiuiiy I. vents In New J<'rney, .'liUi 

ISook Notices — 

New l';nj;laml Cox Families, No. ;i, 127 

New llampsliire— Lake Region Inscrip- 
tions, 45.S 

Nuyes's A iSIemorial of the Town of Hamp- 
stead. New Hamiishire, 2.'i5 

No^es'^ I5arker I'edii/ree, 127 

"Old Northwest" Cenealogical (Quarterly, 
\v\. ill.. No. 2, oOl 

Olil Plans of Oxford, 2.'« 

t)iie Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary, 
171S-1S'.1S, of the ConKregational Churcll 
of i;a>l Hampton (Chatham), Conn., 
Nov. ;;o, is'.is, :ii.o 

Ontario I'.ureiui of Industries, Us;i7, Appen- 
dix to Keport, nil 
Ont.irio Historical Society— I'apers an.i 

Kecords, \;>(> 
Owen's Transactions of the Alabama His- 
torical Society, lS'.)7-'.tS, li:j 
I'arisli L'e-i-ter Society, I'he, 11.') 
I'arshaH's. lames I'arsliall and HisUescend- 

aiils, l.VS 
raisons's(ieiiealo);y(dtliei''aiiiil> of Lewis 
It. Larsons (secmid). Larsons- Hoar. 
I'lir.Mjns Spiiiit^iiidd, Ma-s., l(',:;,i. 
(;loiice>ier, I'.ii^,'., lf.:!2, :;(■.'.( 
La-.-.i-es lioiu the JAfe of Henry W arreii 

Howe, 121 
I'eiinsvlvania Society, Sons of the L'evolu- 

tioiii I'roeeedings, IS'JS-'J, 121 
Lierce's Foster (ieiiealogy, 12:'. 
I'oiid's family Li'cords from IJartholoniew 
Lol.-fonl and Winston Lines of Ceiiea- 
lo;;V, 127 
I'oole's Annals uf Yarmoiitli and Harring- 
ton, Nova Scotia, in the Uevolutioiuiry 
War, 2:;7 
Looi-1'oore Family (iathering at Law- 
rence, :\Iass., The, 127 
Lope's 'Ihe Lioneers of Massachusetts, Ifu? 
i'orler's A Lrief Sketch of George F. Bemis 

ot Lincoln, Mass., 12U , . , 

I'orter's Anniver.^ury Sermon at Lincoln, 

aiass., 120 , . 

I'lliue's Some Account of the Kowdmn 

Family, with a Notice of the Frying 

Family, F;s 

I'roceediii'/s ill Observance of the One 

Hundred and fiftieth Anniversary of the 

First ('iiurch in Lincoln, Mass., Ib'.IS, 1'20 

Froceedings of the lli.-torical Association 

id' New lOnglaiid Cox Fauiiliis, No. L, 127 

I'l-oceedin-s.d'lhe.lohii ll( au .\ ^.-oci.iUoli, 

l,S'.i,s, Willi Ileal! (o liealo,y\, l"i'. 
ri-oceediii,L;> of I he I ruMee.- ol the Leal od., 

t:duciilioii,al I' and, l.-^'.l.';-l^'.l'.^ :if'- 
Lublicalions of the Colonial Sociely ol 

Jla-sachusidts, Vol. JIL, "..".'.» 
I'uMic I'apers of George Clinton, lirst (joV- 
ernor of .New York, i777-J7'.iO-lsUl-lsoL 
Jlilitary— Vid. L,;!(12 
Lecoids of the ICef'orm.'d Dutch Church ol 

Krw LalU, N. Y.,;ui:! 
i;,vi-ler of the Society of Sous ol the KeVO- 

liiliou in Ihe State of Iowa, I'.IUO, 157 
Lcgi^ters of liattlelield, Shroi.shire, 'flie, 

Le'jisteis of Clyst St. George, Co. Devon, 

K( "i-ters of llarley, Shropshire, The, 115 
lu ^d-lers of Ledbury, Cti. llerilord. The, 

lie.. tiers of Lvdliiich.Co., 'I he. Hi. 
i;eS'i,t.'rs of Melv.Tley, Shropshiie, ■jhe, 

Ued-iler of I'eiiusvlvania Sociely ol the 

("olonial Dames of America, US 
Begi^tersof Lowington.Co. Warwick, Ihe, 

i;e;'isters of Shipton, Shropshire, The, 115 
i;iei,teis of SIbdon Garwood, Sluopsliire, 

l"l'>'. "•' 
l;e;'i,-leis id' Sniellioole, Shropshire, Ihe, 


Index oj" Subjects. 

Kook NoticoM— 

KfljDit (if Ihr CuMiiuissioiii'rs fnnu Coii- 
M( client ol' I)h- ( 'uUiiiibiau ICxliibitioii of 
l.v.):i ut (:liic:iKu, X,S 
Hili'v's I loll. I'.ulkliy iOihviirds, Lroiuu'ill 

jri'ldlcsix t'diiiity, Conn., V^7 
Uoluit SlMiilou \Villiunis, Ib'Jfe-ltS'JiJ. A 

lit iuoii;il lor I'riiiuls, :i(JU 
Uii.-.-tirM 1)1 SI cmhuit.'^ of Willhuu Uussell, 

ol' CaiiiliiUljiis .Mass., l.',8 
Salli'i's Jolm >alt('r, .MiuiuiT, -IfiN 
Sanacrson ll.iiiicsol' I'ii'iy Coniui', The, 308 
SaiKi'iU's >:iri;rut K'ccoi-il, lj;i 
bcak's'3 II isldiii'al iMcnioi-aiuhi cuiicciiiiu^ 
I'ci-sons ;uh1 I'laoc.-i iu OIJ ]>ovit, N. Jl., 
Scccombe's The Age of .Johnson, „'l'? 
belU'i'ti's (ieni-alo^'y of Dr. Francis Josiiih ! 
ITiiller of I'liihideli.hia, IVnn., and His 
Di'scciKiaiits, I'jG ' 

Sctoii's An Olil Family; or the Selons of j 

.■^futland anil America, i.iS 
Sliatluck's I'niilence Wiijiht and tlie 1 
Women who (inai'ded tlie liriilj;e, IV p- 
peiell, 5hns., 1775, i'i(j 
Sheiiaril's Governor William IJradl'ord and 

his .Son, Major William itradl'oiil, :;i',:, 
Shropshire I'ai ish Kegislt i ;iociet> '> I'ld.ili- 
Diocese of llerelord, i;e,L;isler of 

Chmhury. 2''A 
Diocese of Hereford, Uej,'isler of 

1 Ian wood, :;;!! 
Diocese of Hereford, Uet^ister of 

HuRhly, :j;j4 
Diocese of Hereford, Uei^isters of 
l.villiain, FilgKni, Blonk Hojjton, 

Diocese of Hereford, lo-ister of 

Wolslaslon, I ashy, Sidhury, :!(j(j 
Diocese of l.ichli.'ld, Jte^^'i-ters of 

.■\llirii,'hlini, near .Slirewshury, and 
llronghton, -.'.il 
Diocc.M'' of Lichlield, lie^isters of 
Alhrijihtt)n, near Wolverhamidon, 
and lioninjiale, L':;l 
l)iocesc of l.iihliidd, i;ej;istirs of 
Kit/., I''l'odes|,y, |]ppinL;lon,Connd, 
in-ton, W Idle l.adi. s, .;i li 
Dio. ■«■-(■ of l.ichliild, KcL/isteis of 

Ki idev, ■-■.il 
Dioce-e of l.ichhild, K.-iMers ol' 
Slaplrloii and .Morelon i ojhel, SM>e of M. Asaijh, Kc-isirr of 

llaMon, ?:il 
Inil.'.M's. Ail/ii^'hl'ni (\i) Minu -,!,)), 
Cressa-c, Fii,^, foid, llanwooil, 
I\lore, jMorelon Corhct, I'ltchford, 
hnlex.'s. Ilaltlrlield, Harly, Mhdon 
Carvvood, U(jniii{,'ale, lironj,diton, 
Hal-Ion, .M(dverley, .'ihipton, 
•Smelhcole, :S.H 
Sndlli's lli-ioi\' of tjic Town of Sunder- 

huid, Mass., 'Jl-'S 
Snow (lenealo^'v. The, 1-J7 
Somers's History of Lancaster, N. H., I.Vi 
.Sonth t'aroliua Historical a niUiencaloj;ical 

>la.-a/ine,l'he. \\,\. 1., No. F, ^'.17 
Sp'i'imi'n ol l;e;,'islcr I'lan for .Vrranying 

(o nea|o;;ie-, No. 1, 1;7 
Slacl.iiole's History and Genealogy id' the 

Stackpole Family, l-j:i 
Starr's The idcott Family of ll.nllnnl, 
Conn., in the i^iue of l^uuice (Wicott) 
Goodwin, ILM 
Stevens's Life of Isaac Hif^alls Stevens, liVi 
Stiles's A Hand Hook <d' I'ruclical Siif,'- 
^(■-tions for the Use of SliiiU'iits inljene- 
alo'jy, lit) 
Slur^^es's C!oinpleto Lineage of theSturges 

Families of Maine, :!().S 
Snllolk De.'ds, Idher .\., IIH 
Swaii'o Twelfth Iteport of the Custody and 

Book Notices- 
Condition of the Public Kecords of Par- 
ishes, Towns and Counties, 2Xi 

Systematic llistoiy fund, Woicester Coun- 
ty, JIass., Warnings, 17.t7-17N-^, 287 

Tiisker's The United l-^mpire Loyalist .Set- 
tlenunl at Long Point, Lake Krie (Ou- 
lario Histoiical Society Papers), i50 

The I'.iUl Olio, ;i(i:{ 

The Owl, Vol. F, Nos. <l, 10, la? 

Third Annual IJeport of the State Historian 
of the State ol New York, hs'J?, 114 

Tillotsoii's Wethirslield Inscriptions, ll'J 

'I'hwing, Carrie F. liutler, 121 

Topslield Historical Society's CoUectious, 
Vol. IV., 121 

Transactions of the Kansas State Histori- 
cal Society, Vol. VF, 4.'>7 

Transactions of the Literary and Historical 
Society of (Quebec, No. 2:i, 457 

University of .North Carolina Publications, 
dames Sprunt Historical Monographs, 
No. 1, 4dS 

University of State of New York, State 
l.,ibrary Report, Hi 

Vital U.'cords of P.hode L-lanii, lU.SG-1850, 
Vol. XL, Cluircli Rrcords, :((;4 

AVade's The Wade Genealogy, :i(iS 

Waters's A Sketch (d' the Life of Jolm 
AVinthrop the Voungt-r, Founder of Ips- 
wich, .Mass., l(i:i:i, llu 

Watkins's Vauglian Chart, 2:i8 

AVellman's Histoi-ical Discourse at Cele- 
biiition ol -Alalden's Two Hundred and 
Fiftii-th Anniver.-ary, 23G [:i()S 

Wheeler's Descendants of Leonard Hoar, 

AVhittemore's Ancestral Line of Stephen 
Rlolt Wright from Nicholas Wright, the 
Colonial Ancestor, :iii'.» 

Whitteslev's ,\ncestry and Descendants of 
John J'ralt of Hartford, Conn., 4o8 

AVills of Hie Shermans of Yaxley, iu Suf- 
folk, Ihigland, ]\ti 

Wise's The Fad of an Fra, 117 

Year I'.ook of the Society of the Sons of 
the ICi-vokition in the Slate of Missouri, 

Year liook of the Society of Sons ol the 
Pevolulion in the Slate of New York, 120 
Howdin, (^HMy, :!. 1 
I'.racketl, (,lnery, 
r.ionson, l)orias, (,(ncrv, 222 
lliiiwn, Isabel, (^leiy, ■J22 
liryant, Josepli, .Maniiscii].t KecorJ of, 101, I'.leanor, t^>iiery, 2','2 


Carlisle, Ma>H., Keciuds of ( (liginal District of, 

( 'arlcr, .lonal hiin, (^nery, 222 

Cate, t/iiery, :ial 

ChatllHiiune, <,)iiery, :>51 

Chenev, Fli/.ahclh, tiuery, 222 

Chester, Lunenburg Co., N. S. List of the first 

class of Settlers of— with their Families, 44 
Cliodes, Sarah, (iuery, 222 
Church Kecords at Stoiu'ham, Mass., 'Ml 
Clark, Flizabcth, 222 
Claik, George Sr. ami Jr., of Milford, Conn., 

and their Descendants, :|>1 
Cogan, 1,'utli, (,>uery, 222 

Colby Nolislrom Pressinglield liegister. Note, 
Cole, Kli/.alielh, (^lery, 222 [IW 

( 'oleman, (^nei-y, 22o 

Coidributors and Contributions to Volume 

Ab-lracts of the Wills of the Shermans of 
Vaxley in SiUlolk, Fngland, lo2 
Alden, Mrs. Charhs L. 

Alden Genealogy, 1^0 
Uaker, N'irginia. 

Weetamoe : A New-i'Uigland (^ueeu of the 
Seventeenth ( entuiy, 201 
Banks, Chai les ICdward. 

(jovcrnor Richard Vines, 140 
Seal oil he ( 'onnty of Dukes County, filass. 
(Jlarlha'o Vineyardj, 17'J 

Index of Subjects. 

Contributions and Contributors— 
Bonis, Cliarles K. 

Cliuixli liecoids at Stoneliam, Mass., 3'.)-; 
Uranuscript liecoid of Josepli Bryant, lul 
Bent, Alk-n II. 

Louis Alien of Watortowu Farms and 
Ills DfstH'ndiUits ,:l'.i(> 
Bri^rliani, ClaniuH' .saundcrs. 

JIun. Amo.s I'l-rry, IJ..i>., 2i5 
Butler, .laliiis Davie. 

Anierieau Ucjctoratoa at Uottengen, 43y 
Calof, Artliur 1!. 

Diary of ('apt. Asa Foster of Audovcr, 
Mass., l>:t 
Corey, Deloraine P. 

llasev-(ireen, 211 
Cutler, William U. 

Descendants of Nahum Parker of Kittery, 
INlaine, 387 
Dana, Kli/abeili EUery. 

Kichard Skiuuer ot Marblehead and his 
Bible, 113 
Davis, William II. 

Ilastiuf^'s Family Record, 400 
Eldredge, Zoeth S. 

Dunton Family, 280 
Emery, George F. 

Emery nf Iliijuenot Blood, 313 
First Book of Kayuliam Kecords, 15 
Fopg, Jobn S. 11. 

befe\ices (if Houses iu Blaiue, 40S 
Ford, \\\)rIlii'igton Cliauncey. 

Letters of Jiinallian Boucher to George 
Wasbington, 32, 2CH1, -122 
Fowler, Daniel W. 

Two Letters from Daniel Wilcox, Jr., a 
lievolutionary Soldier, 17?5-(5, lii) 
Gnge, Arthur K. 

Kingsbury and Gage, 2G0 
Gill, Kliza M. 

Muster KoU of Capt. Joseph Pray's Com- 

I)auy, '.IS 
Notes on the Gilliaitrick Family, 100 
GordoM, (ieo. A. 

LilterlVoui Kev. Alexander ( iarden , 3V0 
rroee.dlugs of the N. 10. Hist. Gen. So- 
clelv, ■J'll 
Gorbam, Henry S. 

^'oles on Bristol Itraiich of Gorhain 
Family, 173 
Graves, Henry C. 

I'assing into History, 202 
Greenwood, l.-aac .). 

Kev. Wicbaid Hliuman of Alarsblleld, 

(iloucester and N<\v London, 3\i 
'I'he .stocKbrul;;!' Indians In Ibe .Vmerlcau 
L-e\,. billon, I..,' 
(Irimih. William lleirick. 

tieorgo Uogers Howell, 135 
Guild, Geoi-giaiia. 

Notes on the Provideuce Line of the Gor- 
bam Family, 107 
llammund, F. S. 

Jobn Hammond of Lavenhain, Sullolk, 
I'big., 2.^« 
Harris, lOdward Doubleday. 

Ancieul lUirial-tjIrouuds of Long Island, 
N. v., ,53, 2U3, 301, 127 
noag, KuMi Wood. 

Watertowu lidelity Men, 80 
Hodges, Almon D., .Ir. 

Johu (iailop of Taunton, Mass., 80 
Notes concerning Roger Williams, 212 
Ilunnewell, James Frotbingbam. 

Hunnewell, HO 
Irvine, Win. Ferguson. 

The Paients of Itev. Uichard Mather, 318 
Jillson, David. 

A Sketch iif the Life of the Uev. llabijab 
Weld of Attleljoro, Jhiss.,112 
Larned, i:iien 1). 

C)iderlv Hook of Sergeant Josiali Perry, 
Lea, J. Henry. [70, 104 

Genealogical Gleanings among the Eng- 
lish Archives, 188, 32o 

Contributions and Contributors— 
Leavitt, Kmilv W. 

A List of the First Class of Settlers of 
Chester, Luneulmrg County, N. S., with 
their Families, H 
Lloyd, Howaid NVilliams. 

\Vill of AhUrmnii Humphrey Ilooke of 
liristol, Kng., 110 
Loring, Arthur (i. 

Doceudanis of Nabum Parker of Kittery, 
JIaine, .387 
Morse, Charles Ii.,42D 
Paine, .losiab. 

Extracts from the Diary of Moses Paine 
of Truro, Mass., 87 
Payson, Fdwaid I'avsou. 

William Martin', Kscj., 27 
Osborne, William II. ['-iSS 

I\lilit:iry Services of the Osborne Family, 
Peach, i;ob( rt Westly. 

Tlie Two Peaches of .Marblehead, 270 
Peck, Thomas Bellows. 

Kecords of the First Church of Pocking- 
ham, Vt., I'.i7,2b0, 135 
Penhallow, D. P. 

Woodbridge Record, 101 
Peters, Lleanor Ura.lley. 

Thomas Peter of Sa'ybrook and Mylor,330 
I'eyser, lUnjaniin l)avis. 

Recent i'nblications, 130, 241, 372, 400 
Pitman, llarrv A. 

Ancestry of Lydia Streugthfield, 30'J 
I'orter, Kdward (i. 

Samuel Johnson, A.JL, 11 
I'orter, .loseph W. 

I'lancis Nash of Hraintree, 404 
Remonstrance of Freeholders Of Kittcry 
to the General Court, 1784, 444 
Sheiiard, Janns. 

Peter .^lallory. New Haven, Conn., 1044, 
and Some of II is Descendants, 320 
Shepard, .lanus. 

■fbe New Haven Potters, 1030,20 
Smylb, Kalpli Dunning. 

lOdward lienlon of Guilford and His De- 

scendants, 17.'> 
George Clark of Milford, Conn., 384 
Nicholas JInnger ol Guilford, llonii., and 

His Desci iidants, Hi 
The Descindants of Thonuis Norton of 
Guilford, Conn., 200 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

Kilward Benton of (Juilford and His De- 
scendants, 17."> 
(ieorge CbiiU ol MiU'ord, Conn., I'.-l 
Nicbobis :\lnn-er ot' (iuill'ord, Conn., and 

Hi- Dc-c,nciant>, bl 
The Descendants of I'honuis Norton of 
Guilford, Conn., 20J 
Swan, Robei t 'f. 

Kecords of the Original District of Car- 
lisle, JIass., 50 
Talcolt, Mary K. 

Record.s of the Church iu Bolton, Conn., 

8(1, 2j3 
Todd, \Villiani C. 

Edward Strong Moseley, 377 
Trask, William Blake. 

Dorchester Christian Names, 213 
Tlie Traske Family iu England, 279 
Tyler, Rolliu Usher. 

Notes on Usher Genealogy, 70 
Von Sahler, L. JIasbrouck. 

Inscriptions at Great Barriugton, Mass., 
Watkins, Walter Kendall. 

Notes fiom Coventry, 182 
Wheeler, Frank 1'. 

Descendants of Leonard Hoar, 14'J 
Wb.-elwright, F.dward. 

The Lowell Pedigree, 3ir> 
Wills of the Shernmns of Yaxley in 

Sull'olk, Kngland, 02 
Withington, Lotbro]). 

Abstracts ol EngUsh Wills, 01, 214, 341 


Lulcx of ^Subjects. 

Cook. <)ii(Ty, Kir 

Coviiiio, N"i' ■< l'i'<'"'. '■'- 
Cow.l.TV, l'"llv, i^iiTy, -JJ-i 

(.'o/./.'\is,M:iiiiKi, iMn'i-y, •-:■-'••; 

Cro-bv, •^iiinucl, (>urry, ■-"-'■^ 

clnlis, Willia.u, .loha ami ■IhoiM.iS, Note, 117 

Curiliiu};, K.'iily, 'r-'o 

Dnrl.v, rit<r. N"l-', Wi 
Duiliii^'. i;;uli<l, c>ui.'ry, ^.i'-J 

DcalM'nMwnnl Wlicelwriglit, Note, :!U> 
D.lVnccs or Houses in Maine, 108 

Dcjiiiug, (Jiu'ry. ",'" ^ ,>.„, 

Kli/;il'iili, Query, ~VJ 
lv:iIor!nivillc,()iicry, ;(oi 
l),.-.(i'iiili\il> nf l.e.Miind Hoar, H'.i 
Dc:clnd:l.iH ol' Thomas No.lou of (Ju.llo.d, 

l)l5'ot-^^l't- Asn Foster of Aiidovcr, Mass., 

Diary of Moses I'aiue of Fruro, Mass, Kxtracts 

rlsti'lit^ Carlisle, Mass.. Records of. 5U 

Dorche.ster C'liristiau Names, -Mi 

Dow, Nnte, U« 

Drown- l>r<.\vue Vamily, N"t/>jj*-' 

Dukes County, Mass., Sealol 17'.) 

Duntou Family, L'S(> 

Durham, (^uery, irjO 

Elizabetli, (tuecn of Virginia, Note, 101 

Knu'rv of llas-'uenot lilood, :U.t 

Enghsl. Wills, ^Vithington's Abstracts ol, 01, 

Extnict'.^ from the l^iary of Moses I'aiue of 
Truro, Mass., b7 

Ferfiusou, (Jm ry, riiVl 
Kir-Tt Itook nf l;:i\nham llecords, 15 
Klrsl Chuivh ol i;..ckiu;;ham, Vt., l;!5 
|Ml,-!i, I'.li.'.al" Ml, (111. TV, HMl 
K„:.lri, (Mill. A ;., lUiiry of, ls;( 
|M)>(el, rnlirlHT. (,lllrry, ~'-".i 
iMViicli, (>llrl\, "il 

JM.Ilir, .'.Ml), :;•.-• 

(;a^,'e, Qui'iy. --'■J , ,^, 

Cimeaiid ;\lleu, Keply, ^^W 

(|;i"c, KiiiK'sbui-v and, "I'lO 

Hall.ip, .lohn (il Taunlon, Mass.,W) 

(;.,ril'u. i:.v \U\nu.ler, letter trom, .l.n 

li;,u:,i:..i,:il (,lrnmu:;s amon.i; U.e;U>l 

.vui.iv. -, 1- -. .;■. 


Aldeii, 1--0 
Alli'u, :;i'.i, i'.iij 
lieiitou, 1.-.-. 
liryant, 101 
r.iiniliam, Wi 
Clavk, :m 
Curtis, U8 
Dunlim, --.'Sli 
(Inrham, lCi7 
(Ireru ll:.>.y, :ill 
lla-ev (,n(U, -111 
llasliii-s lUO 
Hoar, ll'.l 
j,owell, :;1J 
IMallnrv, :i-0 
Mitchell, :;3i 
Nash, lUi 
Norton, 'Jli'J 
Oliver, 101 
Vai-ker, ::.<7 
Skinner, U:! 
W.ld, iV: 
Uill-.m, :;.')! 
Woodl-ridse, 101 
GeueuhiKies in I'reparation— 
lion. I, :;■.!. 

J!.,vdi M, lol 
Del\,'re.-t, :;-0C 
Diirhum, -io- 

Geuoalosles ill Preparation— 

(io.idale-(ioodall-Cioodell, 451 

llnlev, lo'.l 

Hanimoiui, lO'J ' . 

Ha /.en, :!iJi> 
llorton, lO'.t 
Janiesou, 357 
Jordan, :l-Jt'' 
l.a.-sell, -SM 
Neal, Ui'.t 
I'arks, :(r,(; 

fio.r, 10'.) •■ ' ... 

I'oole, S^tj 
la.'ker, lU'J 

Stebbins, :!5f) " ' 

Swe.'lser, :iOii 
W.b^er, lU'J 
NNinj-desworth, 1;D() 
Gilbert', (iiiery, 150 
Gillette, .lonalliau, (aiery, ■Sl■^ 
Gillpalrick Family, Notes on, 100 
Gleason, Isaac, Query, UT-i 

Sluuli'l^amily' Notes on tlic Frovidence Line 

of the, Iti? .„,- 

GotliuL'en, American Doctorates at, i.)J 
Great rjarriiif^ton, Mass., inscriptious at, o'J 
Green-llasev, Ull . „ ,. 

tiuilford. Conn., Nicholas Munger ol, ib 
Gutliing or Gushing, Keply, lOS 

Hale, tjuery, '-•■-! -I 

Hamlin, i;e)ilv, '-'-.'S j-^g, ()u.ry, 107, 223 t-°° 

Hammond, of Lavenham, bulfolk, Eug., 
llammou.l-l'each. Note, 101 
Harford, llarlf.u-d, (iuery, ^Jui 
llarv.-y, (^uery, loo 
Ha-ey-(ireen, JU 
lla.-kell, Marv, ()uery, 'J-.-.: 
Ila>linf;s Familv K.coid, 100 
Haves, (,>iii'ry, .i.'il 
Huvward, Hannah, (,»uery, •-'■"■i 
Helltor.Ubir.- faalf-ManlH in In:!!., Nole, .io- 
Hislori.'al Inl.'llif^.'nc — .. 

A.s.„e(an..n b.r tin' Cr. ..rvaln.n ol V it - 
Hiuia .\nlninili.'.s;i." ^,„-^ 

l^icl.onary of American liook I'ublisherfa. 

Maileian So.'iidy, I'lie, •-"-'i Cahndar,.! Wills, The, lol 

Mu-mii\. 's ()biliiar\ , Id 
\\ . M-m, Hon. l!\r.m. '■'.>.> 
William-, lioliei I olIMNbury,-.. 
\Mlls of th.' .slurmaus ot \ axley, lOb 
llistui ical Societies, I'roceedin.^'s ol— 

New-laigland Historic Genealogical, 100. 

IToar,~Uonard, l>^\'*ce"'l'^iits of, IW 
llooke, Ald.Minau Humphrey, \\ lU Ot, 410 

ll.)rsiiij,'t.m, (inery, TS.i 
Hoskins, Daniel, Query, Zi'Z 
Hovey, Ciueiy, ;!.■>:! 
Ihiward, Hannah, (luery,'fi 
Howell, (.i<-oXil'' liogers, l.J 

Hull, <,'ueiy, :;.V-: 

Huiinewell, lh> 

lluichins, William, Query, 22i 

^"" bookpl' 1 1^ of J osiali MartiD , following page 
Ikmkplate of .Sir Henry Martin, followiug 
lUn'kplal'.' of William ilartin. followiug 

TH U- Of u;'c.m' Is ol I. list Church of Uocking- 
ham, Vt., l'.)b 

I'l'i'iy, Amos, -1j 
Wldtiug, Samuel, 108 

» '• . c 

Pf ; ,■„■■■, :if 

Index of Subjects. 

I'oi traits : 

Joliiison, .Samuel, 11 

liowL'll, George UoKors, 135 

Martin, William, following page 20 

Martin, Mrs. William, following page 20 

Moseley, Kdward Strong, 377 

I'erry, Amos, v;45 
Tabular I'edigrees : 

Gorges, l'J2 

I'enn, 3v!5 
Inscriptions at Great Barrington, Mass., (i'j 

Jackson, Query, 224 
Jennings, Hannah, (Juery, 21i5 
Johnson, Sanuiel, 12 
Jones, Dorcas, (^ucry, 222 
Jordan, Susanna, (^uery, 222 

Keith, George, Letter of, 425 

Kellogg, Query, 35i 

King, Query, 353 

Kingsbury and Gage, 200 

Kitteiy, Uenionstrauco of Freeholders of, 444 

Knott, Query, 354 

i>a\vton, Query, 354 

Itciuclier. Jonathan, 32-38 

Cuoper, Myh'S, 32 

Garden, Itev. AUxander, 3U0 

Irvine, Wni. Ferguson, 34'J 

Keith, Get)rge, 425 

fllitcliell, Jno. 2C,7, 2GS, 422 

Tiask, George Cecil, 2^2, 2S3 

AV'ashingtoii, George, 38, 207, 208, 422 

AVilcox, Daniel, Jr., 440 
List of Donurs to tlie Library, xxxv 
List of the First Class of Settlers of Chester, 
Luneuljuig Co., N. S., witli their Families, 44 
Long Island, N. Y., Ancient liurial-Grouuds 

of, 53, 203, 301, 427 
Lowden, (Juery, 105 
Lowell 4'edigree, The, 315 

Macclewain, Mary, (}uery, 222 

Jlaine, Defences of Houses in, 408 

Mallory, I'eter, New Haven, Conn., 1044, and 

some of his Descendants, 320 
Manuicript Uecord of Josepli Uryant, 101 
Marliu, .Saiah, tjuery, 222 

NVilliam, K3(p, Ueiiresentative froraNo. 
Yarmouth to the General Court of 
Massacliusetts, 1702-5, 7, 27 
Mather, Kev. Kiehard, The I'arents of, 34s 

.lohuson, Sanmel; 11 
Howell, (Horge Kogers, 135 
I'lrry, AmoH, '^45 
]Mo>el<7 , Ivdward Strong, 377 
Jlemoirs of the NewF.iighind Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society, xlviii 
Meri'ill, Nathaniel, Query, 222 
Merrills, (^iiery, 353 

Blilitaiy Services of the Osborne Family, 283 
IMitehell, Cliristoplier of Kitlery, Me., 351 
Moore, Abigail, (Jm'ry, 222 
Moseley, I'.dward Strong, 377 
Moses, (^lery, 354 
Blower, t^ilery, 224 
Blunger. iNicliolas of Guilford, Conn., and his 

Descendants, 40 
Muster Roll of Capt. Joseph I'ray's Company, 

Nash, Francis, of Uraintree, 404 
Newhall and Cook, C^iery, 107 
New Haven (t'onn.) I'othrs, The, 20 
Newinn, Miiiimih, tiiiery, 222 
Nielicdl-, (,iiierv, -XSZ 
Norton, K( v. .lohn of jMlddletown, Iteply, 451 

I'hiinias, Ui'seeiidunts of, 2(1'J 
Notes and (iiieries, l(r.', -j,'!.', 31i.i, 417 
Notis conei I nin;^ U.iger Williams, 212 
Ndles tV<Ji:i Coventry, IS2 
Notes on the Gillpatrick Family, 100 

Notes on the Providence Line of the Gorham 

Faiidly, 107 
Notes on Usher Genealogy, 70 

Ollicers and Committees for tlie year I'JOO, vi 
Ollicers of the Society, v 

Orderly Itook of .Ser'^eant Josiah I'erry, 70, 164 
Osborne Family, Military Services of the, 283 

Paine, Moses of Truro, Mass., Diary of, 87 

I'arents of llev. Kiehard Mather, The, 348 

I'arents Wanted, Query, 107 

I'aiker, Naluim, Descendants of, 387 

ri>rmly, (iuery, 352 L202 

Passing into History [Fdward Grillin Porter] , 

Patcli and Woodbury, Query, 224 

Patchin, Query, 354 

Peach, Note, 1(j4 

Pease, King, Query, 107 

Perkins, Query, 354 

Perry, Hon. Amos, LL.D., 245 

Sergeant Josiah, Orderly Book of, 70, 164 
Peter, Tliomas of Say brook and Mylor, 33'J 
PhillipP", .loshua. Query, 222 
Porter, Kdward Grillin, Note, 202 
I'ortraits, see Ihustratious. 
Post, Query, 351 

Potters, The New Haven, Conn., 20 [08 

Pray, Rlusler KollofCapt. Joseph's Company, 
Plicliard, (,luery, 351 
Pruddeu-Field, (^uery, 107 

Kare Bledal, A, Query, 105 

Raymond, (iuery, 100 

Kaynhara Records, First Book of, 15 

Recent Publications, 130, 241, 372, 400 

Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn., 80, 253 

i:ecords of the First Church of Uockingliam , 

Vt., 107, 280 
Records of the Original District of Carlisle, 

Mass., 50 
Remonstrance of Freeholders of Kittery to the 

General Court, 17s4, 444 
Report of the Corresponding Secretary, xl 

Council, xxiv 

Historiographer, xlvi 

Librarian, .x.xxii 

'I'reasurer, -xlii 

Trustees of the Kidder Fund, xlv 
Rev. Jacob Johnson's Pamphlet, (^uery, 106 
Rockingham, \'t.. Records of First Church of, 

107, 2MI, 435 
Itoyce, Ruth, C^uery, 222 

Sage, Query, 352 

Savery in r)avis's "Ancient Landmarks of Ply- 
mouth," Note, 102 

Settlers of Chester, N. S.,44 

Seal of the (,'ounty of Dukes, JFass. (."Martha's 
Vineyard), 170 

Shaw, Catherine, Query, 222 

Shermans of Vaxley, Eng., Wills of the, 62, 152 

Sherwood, Uuth, t,>iiery, 223 

Skinner, Lieut, .lulin, Rejily, 4.".0 

Kiehard of .Marblehead, 413 

Smith, (ieorge, (^m ry, 223 
Haunali, (,)Mi ry, 2.'3 

Societies ancl their Proceedings, N. F. H.G.,xxi 

Soniers, (2uei>', 2-:5 

Spear, <,)uei-)-, 352 

Stonehani, .Mass., (.'Iiurch Records, 302 

Stockbiidge Indians in the American Revolu- 
tion, Ihi', 102 

Stratlon, .Mar\ , (Jiiery, 225 

SlreMglhheld.'l.ydia, .\ncestry of, ,309 

SlricUlaiul, Lli/abeth, (^uery, 223 

'I'libular Pedigrees, see I Ihi-^lrations. 
IVniphir, (/iii'iv, :;:,! 
Terry, Ncile, 103 
I'hoMias, (^l< rv, 107 
I'hompson, Abi^'ail, •>uery, 223 
lohey, (,hierv, 3,1 
■fraske Family in luigland. The, 270 


It -■ n '.i: 


Index of Subjects. 

Two I'luchca of Marbk'liend, Tlie, 27() 
Two Wiiiglicld KiUrius, Note, 104 

UsLiLT Uoucalogy. Notca on, 70 

Vines, GoviTiior Hichard, HO 

^Vaslibuni, (Jiiery, Sni 

Wiisliin{,'toii, l.iiwri'iicc, born in 1544, Note, 

Mitcliell Lettors, litiO, i'^z 
Watwtown Fidelity Men, 8(1 
Weaver, (Jiiery, aoa 

Freeburn, Query, 353 
Weetamou : A New-Knglaud Queen of tlie 

Keventeentli Century, 
Weld, Kev. llabijali of Attleboro, :jlas3., 44' 
Wilcox, Daniel Jr., Letters of, 410 
Will of Alderman llumpbrey Hooke, of 15ris 

Ent,'hind, 410 
Woudbridge Kecord, 401 
White and Terry, Note, 103 
Wilkinson, Kuth, Query, -Zi'i 
Williams, Hester, t^uery, :i23 

Koger, Notes concerning, 212 
Wills, Admiiiistralions and Absti'acts— 
Alcott, William (]0:i5), 218 
Ball, Juluard (10:;o), y? 
Klizabelli (104'J), y? 
Henry (loo:i), y? 
John (l(i;i8J, 'JO 
Jt)liu (1048), 00 
Benbowe, 'I'lu.mas (1072-3), 104 
lirew.ster, John (lOlo), 348 
Caniji, (leoriie (liiiiii), ;ti(i 
; Comer, Jolin (luM)), lyj 
Crellield, Kdward (1004), 103 
Crumwell, IClizabelh (liHy),347 
Davy, John (b 411), l«l 
Desborough, William (101S),0« 
Deward, John (lOSO), 100 
Disburoii-h, John (1500), 05 
|)i,-b(ii(iu.-, Jcllry (102:1), 05 
|)i^liri)U c, .himes (lO.'l.s), i»5 
Ihulhy, JMdrs (1507), 01 
ICa.--lmau, Jolni (l(i02), ;!13 
Ka,.-l(pu. I'hiiilr.s O'ilO), ;;i(i 
Kerne, .la Mies (^ my 
John (1010-2(1), 102 
(lo:;^), 102 
(1080), 103 
Frost, Nicliolas (103^), 341 

Ib.^MT (1(;:3), b.ii 
Gor^'es, Ann (bi55;, lol 

l>am.- l'Ji/,alicl|i (KV.Ot, 101 
I'l idiiiaiido (liMil), loi 
John tb'"'."'). loo 
llandyii, Kobcrl (lOlo), 315 
llamoiid, John ( 1551), 280 
llob^un, St. John (15>-8) 34'> 
llodKe.N, r.ter (1007), 1.J5 
Hooke, llumi)lirey (1050), 410 
Iloiitoii, \\'illiam (1768), 100 
lliii.-iiiaM, Abraiiani (1748), 100 
llullon, Nalhaniell (1003), ly-i 
Hunt, b'leiiard (l(H3-4), 210 
llutehin.-on, Abiaham (1087), 100 
lnger^on, Alary (1013-4), 04 
Inkrrsuii, l.'iclianl (b'j58;, :)4;j 
.la/beiiuL',, Taiil (blO'.)) , ;il7 
lwMj^.-.biii'v, Ih'iny (l0(;o),20o 
Lea)e>, llii;;he (I'OiiO), 100 
Leclifoid, Ml- lUchai-d (1011), ^15, J„hii (1002), 105 
Letehiord, Dame l-Jianor (1012) 215 
Livermoje, Henry (lOtO), 315 
liOwlhr,.i,)i, Maikc ^ b'liin), 02 

l.'irhard (_ lOiiU), '.):i 
.MaMiu, llr-l. r ( i;o2), l-.i 

llii-h (iro?), I,s0 
IM.-ist. r, Dhlle (lli.;2), 01 
Milchi'll, Chrisb.phir (1713), 351 
OdiiMie, ,loam- (11,28-0), 218 

l'-';;r, William (154^), 2so 

I'l inbulcjii, Jo.-cph (1017), 214 

Taule (1025), 105 

William (1010), 214 


Wills, Administrations and Abstracts- 
Fen, Christian (1030-31), 334 
Stei)hen (1003), 338 
Thomas (15S8), 330 
(1017), 330 
Pene, Uicliard (1027), 330 
Fenu, Anno (1040), 338 
George (1032), 334 
Jlenry (1032), 334 
(1032), 337 
Joane (1010), 330 
John (1587), 330 
Alargaret (1081-2), 335 
Kalph (1040), 337 
Kichard (1073), 335 
(1721). 339 
Robert (1011), 338 
(1038), 338 
Thomas (hH8), 338 
(1700), 330 
AVilliam (1020), 336 
(IWs), 338 
(1007), 338 
sir William (1070), 334 
Feuue, Klizabeth (hiOJ), 337 
Jolin, (1538), 330 
(1500), 337 
Thomas (1005), 337 
William (1502), 333 
Fennington, Alice (1007), 342 
I'eters, Thomas (1051), 3:iy 
Fierman ids. I'iermaine, John (1700) 100 
Flomer, Ficliard (1584),347 
Fond, John (1030), 348 
Uastell, John (155"<), 3;(4 
Uuggles, John (1044), 210 
M.John, Sir Oliver (10,30-31), 341 
fcjayer, Godley (1010),313 
Sessions, Alexander (KiOO), 200 
Sharman, Alexander (1035), 216 
Sherman, AMlhoiiic (l.»;i), 107 
AnIhoMv (15,s:t),'o5 
Failh (1007), 05 
Francis (1005), 05, 101 
ll<'nry (1500), 01 
Jamch (1577), 150 
John (1501), ti('), 152 
(1^>7), 04, 100 
(1580), (W 
Nicholas (1020-1), 05, 161 
liichard (1587), 03, 100 
lI'dMTt (l„rO),(;5, 157 
4'hoiiias (i;,51), i;j, lo:t 

O.'on, 05 
WdlJam (l,i8.;j, ii|, ij8, 158 
Sibthori), liobnt (lOl.i-O), Mi 
Smilh, ]\Iargaret (1020), 218 

I'eter, (1500), 345 
Knelling, Joane (1051), 07 
Slace, Nymphas (lOOs-0), 340 
Stockton, Owen, (IO8O), 1^8 
Stokes, FhiUipij (1588), 218 
Sutlon, Sanuiell (1037-8), 07 
Swanni', Schola>!ica (bi.j}), 94 
Swell, Jo^cjih (10'.)5j, 
Traske, John (!5Mj, 2.-3 
(10. 12), ;)2 
Wilhani (l.,v.i), -^1 
J'ucke, Cliiislian, ( iri30-31), .3.34 
\'ines, Kiehard (lOilj, Hs • 
Willoaghbye, 4 honias (150(;),344 
Withiiigloa, Aiiluiru (lo:jl), 03 

.M'h.das (1023-1), 210 
Kiehai,! (1020), 210 
Woodman, Felrr (150i;^, ;;|a 
Woollc.ll, i;.,gi-r (1015), 0.3 
Wills uf ihf ^hcrman.s of Vaxley in SuU'olk, 

f.ngland, 02 
\\ ilNcMi I illnH\ , iNolc;, 351 
\\ ilson, llannali, t^iciy, 223 
\\ Hldn;.d(,n'.-, Ab^^lac•ls of iOnglish Wills, 01, 

Woodbury and Falcli, (,;uery, 224 
Wyiinin, Qui-ry, 554 

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JANUARY, 1900. 


By lli(.; Kov. IOuwaud (i. l'ouii:i<, A.M. 

Saimuiol Johnson, a nuMubcr of this Society tiincc 1870, was 
borji oil Soiiicrdet titreut, Boston, '20 ^Marcli, 182G. lie was aeventh 
ill buccesriioa troiu James, ^vllo was admitted a t'reemau of Boston 
ill ](];)(), Samuel tJoliiison, Sen., the father of our member, waa 
boiMi in Sah'm \'2 Alaich, 17l>2; and the mother, ( Iharlottc Abi^^ail 
Howe, was born in IJrookliehl i<S , January, 1S07. 

Samuel flolmson, fir., was the oldest sou in a family of seven 
children, and a twin-brother of Charlotte, ^vho married the late liev. 
Jaines Howard Means, D.I)., the esteemed sueeessor of the Jvev. 
Dr. (V)dmau of Dorehest(.!r. The home which our Irieiid knew un- 
til he was eight years old, was in JNlilton l*lace, olF Federal street, 
then a fine resilience section. Afterward the tamily lived on Frank- 
lin Place until 1850, when the growth of business invaded that 
beautiful precinct. ■ ■. • 

" Sam," as he was comiiu)iily called by his friends, was sent to a 
boarding-school at Saiulwich, kept by Captain Joseph \\'^ing, while 
the twin-sister was placed at a girls' school in the same town, llis 
studies were continued at Chauucy-1 lall School in Boston until the 
age ol sixlcrn, when his lather sur[)rised him one evening by telling 
him he must be ready to go into a store the next day. So the boy 

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took leave of \\\s teacher, Mr. Tliayer, and entered upon the new 
eareor which naturally a[)[)ealed to his youthful ambition. lie had 
to hc^in at the hottt)ni of the ladder, and g-o to the store of Ilovey, 
AVillianw c^ Co., an ini[)orting and jobbing- house, then on Water 
street, as early as six o'clock in the morning, to attend to the sweep- 
ing and dusting and making the fires, and then return home for his 
breakfast. lie never regretted the drill which this experience gave 
him at the start, for it developed those qualities of order, industry 
and alertness which are so essential in a mercantile life. 

In 184G the firm moved to \Vinter street and formed a connec- 
tion with John Chandler and liichard C. (Ireenleaf, wiio had been 
in the retail trade. A little later Washington AV^illiams withdrew 
and Chandler took tiie old Central Church building, and the new 
firm assumed the name of C. F. Ilovey & Co., which it bears to 
this day. ]\Ir. Johnson became a partner about the same time, 
1850, with Mr. Henry Woods and jNIr. WiUiam Kndicott, Jr., both 
of whom survive him in this long and honorable connection. Mr. 
IIo\'ey, a native oi' Hrookficld, died in 1<S5!( at the age of fifty-two, 
ami Mr. (irecidcat' died in 1887. 'I'he iirm moved to its present 
location in Sunnner street in 185-1. 

For several years Mr. Johnson attended to the foreign de[)art- 
ment of the business, and made many trips to iMighind, I'aris, 
Lyons, Swit/.crhmd and (ii'rinany, act|iiiriug a large perst)nal ac- 
(inaiiitancc with men ami methods, which [)roved to l)e a practical 
advantage to the house. He was accustomed to give his close at- 
tention to the matter of purchasing, and when he had reached a de- 
cision he would abide by it without wavering. This saved him a 
good deal of worry. He often said tliat a business man could not 
afford to hesitate after once making up his mind. While in Kurope 
he was scrupulous in the use of his time, rarely visiting places of 
entertainment or indulging in late hours, as many of his companions 
were in the habit of doing. As a result he was always fresh and 
ready i'or his work. 

Our friend was naturally of a quiet and amiable disposition and 

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inclined to nuikc the best of cve^ytlliM[,^ In lianl times, when most 
men were depressed, lie w;is calm and even cheerful ; and this was 
not owing to indilference but to a well-halanced mind, to an un- 
usually even and philosophic tem[)er, wliich itself was worth a for- 
tune to him. 'Vo this was added his strong, confiding Christian 
faith, which steadily grew with his years and seemed never to for- 
sake him. The n^in who can carry such sunlight and equipoise 
with him into all the relations of life is a tower of strength to his 
family, his partners, his friends. As we look upon the familiar 
which :u;compauics this sketch, we see the leatures which reveal the 
character — -dignity, strength, refinement, kindness, patience, humor, 
all arc there. Nothing is concealed. The soul shines through, and 
we are drawn to it instinctively I'or fellowship and support. Would 
that this type of manhood might iind more frequent illustrations 
among us. 

AVe are not surprised to find that the services of such a man were 
in great demand outside of his regular business ; and hap[)ily ^Ir. 
Johnson \vas in such a })osltion that he could give valuable counsel 
and assistance to a great many people. As a trustee of several of 
our largest estates, as well as of many smaller ones from which he 
often received no remuneration, he found a most useful and benefi- 
cent field for the exercise of his sound judgment and his unswerving 
integrity. He was also connected with many institutions of a finan- 
cial, charitable and educational character, such as tlie Provident In- 
stitution for Savings, the Massachusetts llosjiital Life Insurance 
Conq)any, the Webster National Bank, the Y. M. C. A., the In- 
stitute of Technology, Wheaton Seminary, the Uible Socii-ty, the 
Boston Dispensary and the Home for Aged AVomen. He was presi- 
dent of the American Congregational Association ; and the last pub- 
lic service of his life was in presiding at the dedication of the new 
Congregational Building on Beacon street. He was one of the 
founders of the ('ongregatioiial ('lub, a member of tin; Bostoiiian 
Society and an active participant in the meetings (jf the Colonial 
Society of Massachusetts. 

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lint it was ill lu8 cuunection with the Old South Church that Mr. 
Johnson iouiul his most iiuportunt and congenial work. For many 
years he was regarded as its foremost representative. During the 
trying period ol'tiie change of location, he was the guiding spirit of 
the majority; and although he encountered much criticism from 
certain .juarters, his motives were never questioned, ;iiid he had the 
Hatisfaction of seeing the ancient cluirch, for which he struggled, 
strongly established in its new home and doing its 8i)iritual and 
philantliropic work on a larger scale than ever. 

As a contributor to various charitable objects Mr. Johnson was 
widely known. The missionary societies found in him an intelli- 
gent and <'enerous giver. The presidents of western colleges rarely 
came to Inibton without calling upon him, and it is but fair tu say 
that they seldom went away empty-handed, lie received them 
kindly, even when absorbed in other engagements. Hospitality 
was a characteristic trait of his life. He was one of the tirst to re- 
side on (!ommonwealth avenue, and his home at No. 7 was always 
( to him— so much so indeed that he never could be persuaded 
io belong to many clubs, and he sehU.m went out evenings. His 
honorary degree of Master of Arts was conferred by Williams Col- 
lege in 181)7, a just recognition of his eminent public service. 

For tweiity-livt! summers in sueces.sion our associati; bv('d at 
Nah.inl, where he Iouiul lucded rest on land and water, and where 
at last, on the thirieenlh of August, l.Si);),he peacefully surrendered 
the burden of this mortal hfe at the ripe age of seventy-three. 

Mr. dohnson was married 2yth March, 1851), to Mary, daughter 
of Deacon (Jharh^s and iMary Abigail (Noble) Stoddard of lioston. 
Mrs. Johnson died 3 February, 18U1. A memorial tribute to her, 
entitled "A Silver Cord Loosed," is in the Society's library, as 
well as a printed sermon by Dr. Gordon in memory of Mr. d(din- 
8on's mother, who died Aprd 3, 1888 ; and another sermon, just 
received, delineating the characteristic traits of our deceased friend. 
Mr. Johnson left two sons, Wolcott Howe Johnson and Arthur 
Stoddard Johnson, who with their I'amilies reside in this city. 

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1!)()0.] First Book of rKtynhnm nccords. 15 


From a coj>y in the possession of this Society. 
[Continued from Vohnne o'i, page 4:^1).] 

1739 Dec 12 h. Abigail dan. of -loliu 'J'licll & Abigail his wife 

[I>ag. :M.] 

1740 May 19 b Wealthy dan. IsracnVashbuni & Leah bis wife- & 

(1. \\vx 1^'!, 17 17 

1741/-2 Mar 19 b. I\Iarv dan. Do. & Do. — ii d. Aug 1 G. 1747 

1711 dune 8 b. Isi-acl son Do. c^ Do. — it d An- 21, 1 747 

1749 Ko\ 20 b. I.rali dan Do .<: Do 

17.02 Aug H b. ()liv.> dan Do .t Do 

17;")") Jany -".O b. Israrl son Do v^;: Do 

l7r)9 dime Hi b. Nrhcniiah, " Do it " 

I7(il Scpi -J'.i '. S>ili '> " " 

1704 JNlay 11 o Oliver '• " 

178;") JMoli 27 b. dohii (J. Doan son of Jo.seph Dean .t Polly lii.<* wife 

17!I0 S>'i)( 2o b Dolly D.-an tlau 1 )o. .t Do. m. .\bi."zer Dean 

1S(I2 dnni' 2o b. flos(|ili iVngustiis Dean son Do ^t 1 )o 


17iS(i* Alar 4 b llannali dan. K|»luaiin Wilbore ifc ITaniiali his wife 

17.S(;* Oct 1 b. I'aiicncedau Do. .t Do. 

17HS dnly 17 b. Kcnbcii .son Do. it Do 

1790 dnilc 2 1 b. W-rsina dan Do .t Do 

1784 Nov 4 1). Elijah son of Kbenezer AVillnir & Elizabeth liis 

wile it d. Sc|.t, l.i, 17S') 

1780 didy n 1). Elizabeth dan. Do et Do. 

1788 jMav 12 b l-'.licnc/.rr son Do it Do. 

171U) Api 21 1). K.nel son Do et Do. 

1792 Aug ;'.l I). Ziha sou Do it Do. 

1795 EelV 22 b. Siisanuali dau Do & Do. 

1799 Mch 24 b. Bathshelm 

[I'ai;-' ;!<*..] 

1731 June 27 b. Davi(MVhile sou of John White i^ Elizabeth his 

" The Rev'' ]\Ir. John "Wales it jMrs. llazadiah Leonard were married 
Novendtrr the H"' IT;!;! by tlie IJev'' Mr. Clai.."' 

1732 Nov. 10 1). Lydia (lau. SauuicMVhite it Susannah liis wife 
17;i4 A\\\i. d; b. Johnson Rev'' ]\Ir. John Wales it llazadiah liis 

1734 Jnn(^ 20 ui. Stephen Wood it Reuu-udxi- Hodges by ^Vales 

173(; Sept. 12 b. I'rndeuee dau. K'ev'' Mr. .lohii \\'ales it llazadiah 

his wifewSunday 
[* Query? IT. R. D.] 

IG First Boole of lt(iyn1i(it)i Ilecords. [Jan. 

1735 IM;ty 8 m. Tlioinas White of T;uiiit(jii & Surah 

15 ret til 11 of R. by AVales 

17i!t)/7 Jaiiy 18 in- Tiinolhy AVilliams of Taunton & Eliza- 
beth Bictluu of R. by Do. 


1721 -^I'g- 16 b, Mary (lau Sha<b-ach Wilbore Jun'' & Anna liis wife 

i-->.i Txr n 1 Sha(b-ach ) , . „ , i\ i> i\ 

l/.)2 i\lav u b. . }- twins, son & dan. iJo tt Do 

'' Anna ) ' 

17.'i7 July 7 (1. Anna Wilborc wife of tliu above Shadrach Wil- 

bore .Ir. 
17;i8 Dec 7 b. IMary Walc^s dan. Rev''. Mr. John AV'ales & llaza- 

(liali his wile 
1710/1 Jany 17 b. Natl.'. Wales son Do. &Do. 

1708 Sept 12 b. Mary dan. Nath'. Williams & IMary liis wife 

1709 June 27 b. Edinund son of Edmund Williams & Lydia hia 

wife ^^\^\ 81 o'elk AM. 
" Oct. 13 d. John AVhite sun, bihii & Elizabeth W. iu 11* year 

of aire 


1737 Nov G m. Edmund Williams & Lv«lia Crane by Wales 

1741 J^Iay 8 b. Lydia dau Edmund & Lydia AVillianis \ before 3 

Friday moruiiii;' 

1742 Feb 13 b. Jason son Do & Do. — Sunday 

1743 ,Iuly 1 b. Elkaiiah son Rev'' ]\Ir. John Wales & Ilazadiah 

his wife 

1744 Feb 6 b Anne dau Edmund & Lydia Williams 40 min. past 

1) o'clk A.M. 

[& {p. 53) d. 4 Sept 1 7G3 Sunday ^ past 2 P.M. 
a^ed 18 yrs lOm. 2(Jd.] 
1739 Nov 8 m. Shadracli Wilbore Jr. Ac JMehitable A\'liite both of 

R. by Wales 
1742 Aug 2G m. Simeon Williams of Eastou &. Zipporah Crane of 

K. by Wales 
1742/3 Feb 18 m. Seth White of Norton & Naomi White of R. by 

1744 May 30 in. Abijah AMUiore & Phebe AVhite both of R. by 


[Paire 30.] 
179G Dec 17 b. Polly WhiU' dau. Elijah White Jun^ & Mary his 

17;);) Jimi^ 22 I. Khoda Wiiite 2'Mau Do. &I)o. 

ISOO I\leli i;; I,. Eli/:. While ;!'' dau Do .<- Do 

1802 Meh 8 h. Elijah \Vhite son — Do .^ Do 

1804 June 11 b Adeline White dau — Do & Do. 
1808 Sept 20 b. Elijah White son — Do & Do 

17;)3 Jidv I b. Asa son of Zadock Proho i'<: Orphah his wife 

it;) I July 2 1 1). Laura dau Do. vt Do. 

17;).) Sept 4 h. .lames sou !)(.. i^ Do. 

I7;)7 Jany PJ b. Sulli\au sou 1 )o. it Do. 

I7;)8 Nov 14 b. I'JMiie/er sou Do. i*^ Do. 

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1900.1 First Booh of llaynham Becords. 17 

1800 Mch 19 b. Ezra — son Do. & Do. 

1801 June 29 b. Daniel son Do & Do. 

1803 Dec oO b. Kutli Forbes dau Do & Do. 

1804 A})! 5 b. Alniira dau Do & Do. 
1807 July 10 b Isaac;— son Do it Do 
IHO!) A\A 21 1). AN'illiani Henry st)n Do vt Do 

1805 J\lay 20 b. Zadoek — son Do & Do 

[P:ige iO.] 

1738 Nov 10 b. Phebe* dau Zei.lianiah & Hannah Leonard Frid. 

& d Nov 9. 1739 

1739 Nov 8 d. Abigail* dau Do. & Do. 

1740 Aug 4 b. Prudence dau Do. & Do. INIonday abt. 11 

o'clk at night N.B. Slie was bis 2'* cliild of 
that name. She d. June 12. 1752 INFonday 
1735 Nov 17 b. Paul son of Tho^ iS: Sarah Leonard ^londay 

1738 July 3 b. Caroline dau Do it Do do. 

1737 Nov 17 ni. David Simeon & 'riiankl'ul Shelly by AValcs ^ 

1737 Au"- 10 b. Jonathan son of Sanuiel Leonard Ji-. it Abigail hia 

wife Tues. ct d Oct. 18, 1737, Tues. 

[Page 41.] 
1740 July 22 b. Phebe dau. Thomas & Sarah Leonard Tuesday 8 

1742 INlay 19 b. Abigail dau. Capt Zephaniali Leonard & Hannah 

hfs wife — The 2'' dau of that name 
1745 Apl 13 d. Samuel Leonard Escj. e)f Raynham on Satterday a 

little after Sunset aged 71 years 2 mo & 12 days. 
1739 Sept 27 m. James Leonard of Taunton it JNLiry Dean of R. 

by Wales 
1739 Apl 20 b Betiiiah dau. Samuel Leonard Jr. & Abigail wife 

— Frid. 
1743/4 Feb 14 b. Nathaniel son Do. & Do. — Tuesday 8 o'clk M. 

• [Page -12.] 
Children of Zei)haniah Leonard it Hannah his wife viz. 
1711 Aug 3 1). Ai.polios — b'riday 

17 K; July h; b. PIhIm.— ^V(■(1. .t d. June 17. 1752 AVed. 
1718 Api 8 b. Silas— Frid. it d. IMay 15. 1752 Fiid. 

1750 July 7 b Ezra son of Josiah Leonartl ct Hannah his wife 

17 U ]\Ia'y 1 111. Piulip Leonard it Lvdia Chase, both 

ot IJ. " byAVales 

17 13 Nov 1 m. Niciiolas Leonanl of K. it Hannah 

Slinipson of 'I'anuton by Do. 

17l()/7 Mch 4 m. Jo.^iah Leonard it Hannah Campbell 

both oi' R. i>y 1^0- 

1747 Nov 23 b. Josiah son of Josiah Leonard it Hannah his wife 

Josiah Leonard Jr. dyed Nov 13. 1777 
1718 Sept 19 d. at Boston iil.oul 5 o'clk A.iM. INIary Leonard tho 

dau^hlerol' iM.ij. Zeiihaiiiah Leonard i^ I l.innah 
his wile aged 22 yv-.u^ wanling 3 days it wa^j 
brot. to KaynliMUi and Intvrred (lure Sipt. 21, 
• ]5otli Iniriuil in the aaino gnivu. 

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Siiimiol Lroimrd }■". 2''. Kscj. Diu-cascii Dccciiibcr 21. 1710 & Nathan 
his soil (IriH'ascd 1"\1» 10"' 171'.*/rjO & Samuel Li'Oitard the 3'' his .son dc- 
ccascd -luly 11, 17.")0 

17r)0 l)rc. G b. Saimi(d son Zejihaniali Leonard & Hannah his 

wile — Thurs. 

1719 Feb 15 b. Ephraini son of Edmund Leonard & Mary his 


1751 Mch 31 b. Dorcas dau. Do & Do. & d. Nov 14, 1752 N. S. 

aired 12 yrs 7 m. 3 d. 

1752 ]\Lay 5 b. Seth son — Do & Do. 
175-1 A]>I 3 b. Simeon son — Do ifc Do 
1759 JMiiy 30 b. Solomon son — Do &: Do. 

Children of Philip Leonard & Lydia his wife 

1742 Feb 14 b. Jiiditli , , 

1743 Aul,^ 11 b. riiili]) 
17 14 -laiiv 12 b. L}dia 

1743 .lulv 10 1). David [(?//. 1745?/. /J.] 
1747 July 2<S b. li(4)cckali 
1749 June 21 b. Keuben 

[Page 44.] 
1753 J;^iiy 15 d Sarah wife of Thomas Leonard 3*^. 

1703 Feb 21 m. Stetson of Digliton & Anna Leonard of 

K. by AVales 
1774 July 1 d. IMr. Thomas Leonard 

1778 Sept 20 b. Plioda dau. of Libeus Shelly & Eethany liis wife 

17H2 Ji^".y 30 b. Lot son Do & Phebe his wife 

17S1 Aug 13 b. (Jreen " Do it Do. 

]7S(; Nov 7 b. PlH4je dau Do. & Do. 

17^^S June 23 b. Polly " Do. et Do. 

1790 I\Ieh 11 b. Lilieusson Do. .t Do. 

[Page 45.] 

1740 A})] 3 m. Philip Hall & lluldah Leonard by Wales 

1740/41 Jany 18 b. Huldah dau Philip Hall & Huldah his wife 

1741 Dec. 2G b. Noah son John Hall & Hannah his wife — Satur- 

John Hall the son of .loiiathan Hall & Sarah his first wife (whose 
maiden name was Sarah Ockington) Dyed in the battle of the seige at Cape 
]}r(;t(jn on May 2(). I 7 15 in attacking the Island Lattery 
1744 Dec 20 m. Amos Hall it Abigail Llake both of R. by Wales 

1742/3 Feby 4 b Silas son of Jonathan Hall Jr. & Lydia his wife — 

174 1/5 I\rar 20 b. I'ludeuee dau Do. it Do. — Wediii^sday 

[stc ciralh ]). IG' W. U. D.] 

1717 Oct 21 b. Lydia " Do ct Do. 

1750 Auir 14 b jJmima " Do ct Do 

M i,'f>'l( :• • r l'.|.u,.;r, 

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.fl .T!- C '. i 

pi 1 -- .^■■-^ ('• ■ -. 

1900.] Flrf<f Bool- of liatjnham Ih'.cords. 19 

,Toiiath;ui ITall the VK of Kiiynliain I )(c(asc(] April 19. \1'>0 
Said Hall's 2'' \\\iv. died .liil\ 17.VI 
1727 July 1) li. Hiiaii s.uM.f'.loliii Hall ;!■'(. r 'rauiitoii .^ INfary liis 

w i t'( • 
17'')2 Jiuu". 21 (/. rnidciHc tiau i>ca. Jona. Hall t^ Lydia liis wife 

17.W .luiiu 10 b. .louatliaii sou of Joiialliaii llall& Lydia his wife 

1755 Nov 12 1). ll./,kiali sou of Dra.-Ioiia ilalU<: Do Wed 
1757 W'i' 2;> 1). Ohrd M.u Do .^ Do 

1757 ■ Nov 27 1. ]\Iarv dan. Ilavward .^ :\Iary his wifo 
17(;5 Fcl) M 1). Chaiinlte, 2'"'. dan " Do .^ Do 

1775 Oct 2'.) d. Nchcuiiah Hall, 70 years 9 nios l*c 3 days old 

Childrcu of Dca. douatliau Hall <.V: L\(lia his wife, viz. 
1751) Drc 25 1). Khrur/cr 

1702 duni; G h. Ahi-ail <<: d. Apl ;i. 17(;5 

17GI Apl 2(> VI. D.a.lonalhau Hall cV: llaunah Hall 

17G5 ]\Iay 17 h. Liiui> their sou 

1777 Mdi 4 b. Lois dan. Ilezckiah Hall e^- Sarah his wife 

1779 Jauy 21 b. Ihver sou Do. & Do. c^ d. Aug 5. 1780 
1781 Juuc 2() b. h'diphalet sou Do. & Do — boru iu r)rid<^re- 

1783 July 30 b A.lrastus son Do. & Do. 

1780 Apl .") 1). Ih'/.er sou Do & Do 

17'13 Aui;' 5 b. Auine dau. (Jabriel & Phebe Crofsuiau 

1711/5 Jany IS ui. Oncsiuuis Caiupbell of Kayiduun t^ Allice I?ich- 

uioud of Tauutou by Saiu'. Leouard Jr. J: 1*. 
1739 Nov 8 ra. Neheuiiah Cuui])bell & Jeuiiuia Leouard both of 

W. by AVales 
1738 Vv\\ 1.'! b. .loauna dau. 'I'houias ("rossuiau \- Joanna his wife 

17-n .\uu 2S b. Alli<v dan. Do. .^ Do 

1711 J\Iav 12 b. Tliouiassou Do. .^ Do 

1748 Feb i; b Kli/abt;th (hui. Do. ct Do. 

1745- Oct 1 b Si'th sou (Jabriel Crossmau »X: Phebe his wife 
1748 Jauy 7 1) Hauuah dau. Do. .^ Do. 

1750 .luue 25 b. (;abriel sou Do. iV. Do. 

[Page 19.] 
173G Dec 28 b. Ilauuah dau. Stephen Deau & Hannah his wife & 

(1. Jauy 8 173(i 
1747 Apl 30 b St.'pheu'son. Do. & Do. 

1740 Oct 11) (1. Stephen Dean y''. father of the above named eliild- 

reii, aged 1 1 i/rs 'lihl. 
\liV2, July 3 d. Sophia Dean widow of I'JIjali Deau 

CliildriMi of Stephen Dean i^ Ilauuah his wife 
17G8 F(;l) 22 b. Zoheth — JMouday — 1st sou ,,, I 


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The Mw Haven Pollers. [Jan. 

1770 jNIay 21 b. Cassiuulra — Do — 1st dau. 
1773 Oct 19 b. Stephen — Tuesday — 2''. son 
177G .Imic G b. Arnold — Thursday — 3''. son 

[Page 50.] _ 



of Samuel Leonard & Anna bis wife 















A ug. 



















Kee'^Oct 13. 1801 


of Simeon Leonard & Keziab his Avife 




Demas [guess a daughter, w. 




]\larsliall — son 




Arnold — do. 

179 1 











INIelansa . . 

[Page 51.] 
Children of Capt. Joshua Leonard & Hannah his wife 
Joshua — 1st son 
Hannah — 1st dau 
Silas — 2''. son 
IMary — 2''. dau 
Peyton Randolph — 3''. son 
Isaac 4"" son 

[To be continued.] 


























By James Shepaed, of New Britiuu, Coim. 

1. Hannah [Potter] Bekciier was the mother of the New Haven 

Potters, who ;ipi)e:ire.l ivirly in New Haven as a widow with sons: i. John, 
ii. Williaui au.l iii. Isaac "rxvrher, the ancestor of K.-v. Henry \\ ard 
IWvcli.r. Ibr iirst husband, Potter, died in I'aigland, where she niarn<;d 
a M r. liecciier. 

It i> -vuerallv supposed that her husband was John Ucccher, one ot tlie 
seven whom Eaton sent to New Haven in advance of the colony and who 
died before the colony arrived. Slie has l)een considered to be the mother 
of Isaa<' r.eecher, for she calls him her son in her will and gavt; him one- 
third of her proper! v; but recent investigations, it is claimed, show con- 
eb.:.ivelN Ihat Isaac \'vas only a step--^"'"!, the son of her seeond husband by 

'' Tlll're was'in New Haven, says (J. F. Tnttle, as early as IGll, a widow 
Hamuli I'oKer, known as widow Fotler the midwife. In 1G13 slie had 

«' .1 

!;ii..i:Vi I 

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■'t.'.' 'I 

f.- 1', 

r ' 

1000.] The Neio 1 Liven Potters. 21 

two persons in tlio family, (liirty ikmukIs oslalo and twenty and one <iuar- 
trr acres of land. Slie Ih called " siHler I'otlci' llu^ niidwile," in seatini^ llio 
ineeln:i;- lionso in IGIG. Slio ia ,su])[i()>ed (o liavi; heeii akin to tlu; oilier 
l'ottci.s, bat llieiu is no record to show it. Slie lias olLcn boon (^onlonmled 
•with the widow Hannah JJcecher, but the rccortls clearly show that they 
were two different persons. 

The will oL' Hannah Bcecher was proved April o, l(»r>i), and is rc-corded 
in first pai't, vol. i., p. 80, of New Haven Probate Keeoi'ds, as follows: 

"I ilannali lleecher of New ILiveii, ex|iee.lin^- my i^reat change do make 
this my last will and ti'staineiil, 1 be(juea(Ii my soul niito the Jiaiids of my 
Lord Jesus Christ by whose meritt 1 hope to be saved and my body to be 
hurried at the discretion of my Sou William Potter my Executor. And 
for my worldly t;oo<ls I i;ive unto- John J*ott(;r my (jlrand child twenty 
shillings and to Hainiah JJhu'kly, my (Jrand child, wife to Samuel Jilackly, 
twenty shillings. And to Samuel Potter rny (jli'and child twenty shillings 
to be paid to them within three months after my decease. And for the 
rest of my estate 1 give one third part to my son Isaac Beecher and two 
thirds to my eldest sou "William Potter, making him ray Executor, desiring 
liim to be as a father to his younger brother and his children. And in 
dividing my goods my will is that my son William shoidd have my feather 
bed with that belongeth to it, unto his part and that the rest be divided at 
the discxetion of niy Overseers with the assistance of Sister Wakeman and 
sister Kutherford and I desire my loving freinds JMr. Mathew Gilbert and 
John Wakeman to be overseers of this my last will whereunto I have set 
my bund this 13th day of June, Anno 1G57. 

Witnesses. the mark of 

]\Iatlie\v (iilbert, Hannah Bkciieu. 

John Wakeman, 
Sarah Ivutherford." 

Her children were: John Potter, died 1G13. William Potter, born 
about lt;u8; died ItiG'i. 

2. John- Pottkr (^ITannah^ Jieecher,) was a freeman in New Haven 
in 1639, not admitted when the planters' covenant was first signed but 
expressed his consent to it and soon after subscribed to the agreement made 
in general town meeting, IG.'il), " thatt church memb(!rs onefy shall be free 
burgi'sses and they onely shall ehuse among themselves magistrates and 

Jn 1G43 lie had four pei-sons in the family, estate valued at twenty-five 
pounds, and had twenty-eight and three-quarter's acres of land. Tuttle 
sa\s that he died in IGl.'i. The name of John Pt>tter's widow was Eliza- 
beth. In June, IGlG, une Mrs. Brewster was before the court for slan ler- 
ing many persons one of whom was ^\'illianl Preston. She also slandered 
wi(U)W Potter (of John), and Edward Parker. Eor some reason, not 
slated, the ehh'i's, iV.c., <lid not approve of ICdward Parker and recpiested 
Mi's. I'oKer not to rec(-i\c his attentions. The result was lliat iNIrs. Potter 
was excommunicated an<l 31 rs. 15re\vster said that " Mrs. Potter woidd not 
join the church because she would not give up Edward Parker." i^he 
mairied Ivlward Parker about this lime, for in Jul\-, IGlG, " Edwaid i'ar- 
ker and his wife jirestwited their desii-es to the Court to invest John Poller's 
two sons in the right of their father's land and b(.)use and declared them- 
selves willing to bestow a heifer t)f a year old on Hannab and deli\cr it 
presently for her use and so to be improved as stock for her * * * per a 

,1 li i 

fi\ I ■/ til apf"' ■■' 

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22 The Neiv Ifdven Potters. [Jan, 

p!ir(irii];ir wrih'iii^ in the liand of tlie secrettarie, made and signed by both 
of tlu'in licforc the ;j;ovprn(>r, deputy governor and magistrates." 

In I lie sanu; year " It was ordered with tlie ronsent of Edward Parker 
and Ills wife, tliat ,In°. Potter shoulil be jiut an a[)j)rentice for H years from 
the lirst of Aug. last unto Roger Allen f'u- to learne his trade." 

In XoNfinher, 1G4!), Edward J^arker apjieareil in Court and "desired 
that he migiit be freed from liis engagement concerning the house and lott 
wliicli was John Potter's and is seenritie for the children's portions, for he 
is willing to h^ave it to the court to disi>ose of otherwise." 

In 1 (ioU William Potter was called before tlie court to account for a 
lieifer lie had of his kinswoman Hannah Potter. I le said he would give 
twenty shillings a yeai' for iier unlil his kinswoman was of age to receive 

After Edward I'arker's death in KU'i'i, his widow, Elizabeth, niarried 
Robert Pose of Pranford, who died in l('>(')r>. Ivose and his lii'st wife were 
ancestors of the writer, and by this marriage he can say that he descended 
from both wi\'es of Kohei't Kose. 

\Vi(low IJose was probalily a business womaTi, for her son John Potter, 
in his will, 170(1, gi\-es to his son Samuel "ye still that was my nmllu;r's." 
He also gives to I he same son lh(! liei|,s|c;i<l and little chair " ihat was his 
grandmother's," (widow Hannah Heecher's). Widow Eli/.al)elh Rose made 
her will duly 2.'3, 1G77, and died before signing it. The children agreed to 
abide by the will and later the court admitted the will to prohate. Nothing 
is known against widow Elizabeth Rose, alias Parker, alias Potter, excef)t 
her romantic attachment for Edward Rarker, and nothing is known against 
Parker exci'pt that the elders for some unknown reason did not a]»prove of 
him. The fact that her heirs agreed to stand by a void will is conclusive 
])roof that she was a woman of merit and had the respect of her children, 
who were willing, (n'cn in property affaii's, to abide by her wishes. She 
died duly 2S, 1(')77. Her will, recorded in vol. i., part first, p. 17G, New 
Haven Rroliate Records, is as follows: 

"The last will of hvlizabeth Pose widdow N. Haven deceased. 

Know all whom it may concern that I Elizabeth Rose of New Haven 
widdow Ix'ing weak in body yet of competent sound understanding and 
nieuioiy doe maki' and ordain this my Inst will and testament in manner 
and form following; eonnnittiug m\' soulc into ye hands of Jesus Cliri.^t my 
redemer and my body l(t a descent huriall according (o yv, discretion of my 
executors hereaft(!r to be named; I dispose of my outward est;ite as fol- 
lowcth. Imps. I doe give and be(|ueath unto my two sons John Potter and 
Saudi. Potter twenty shilliugs a jjiece. Ftein. To my son John Parker 
my house lui Iiv<;s in with all my land and meailow and all the rights & 
priveledges thereimlo belonging. Item, to my daughter Prooks twenty 
Bhillings. Item, to my daughter Hall my small bihle, and to my daughter 
cook(^ my best sute of apparrell. Item, to all my grandchildren twelve 
pence a piece. Item. After all my debts c<; legacyes be paid and other 
necessary expenses discharged my will is that ye remainder of my estate be 
ecpiallv divided between my three daughteis Mary, Hope, & I^ydia. And 
1 doc desire ;ind appoint my two sous John Rotter and John Parker joint 
Executors ol' this luy l;is| will and lesl:nucu( and 1 doe allow ihem to have. 
oiU ol' my estate len shillings a piece lor their care and payues lhei-ein. 
And I do(! hereby rtwidie all former wills and declare, and publish this to 
bee mv last will and testament. Jn witness whereof 1 have hereunto sett 

••I'i'T .' (I 

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'1 llli.l'l.' |!'I. 

1 ;>' . ,! ,;1 

a .| ■ .r ^. ■) 

1900.] The ^\w llui'cn roltcys. 23 

my liand and Hr;d tliis time ami tu i iii\ <ili day ol .)uly oik; tliousaud six 

liuiidn'd and MVfiily m;\ en. I Ii7 7. hi;;iH d aiid McaK tl in yv, jHHsrncc ol ■ 

but dyi'd before .si^nin:,' and M.din;,'." 

The inventory oi lur t ->iate anDunltd to 1' 1',). lis. U'Jd. 

The cbihlren ol .lohii an<l Idi/.dirtli I'oitti-, were: 

i. Julm, b. about l(i'i(i. lli> will, d Urd l7t>li, ealls him about seventy, 
ni. 1st, Hannah Coojur, \^ ho d. .Inm' 1,'j, lll7."i; ni. 2d, iMaiv nussidl, Dec. 
2!), Kwi). lie d. n.e. J I, l7oi;. 

ii. Hannah, ni. 1>I, Samm I\, l)(c. ,'i, I(').")(); sin^ in. "_M, llenry 
Hnxd.s, Dee. 21. Kui;. W idou ll.uihlih Hrooh. d. ,\d\. 7, 1 7-'.;. Ibnn- 
8011 in his hislorv of \\'ateibuiy --.i) -, thai .Saniinl IMakesley's wife llan- 
iiub was dan. of Williani I'nlln, Imt liie will ol I'di/abi-th Ivose (who was 
formerly .John J'oth.r'.^ uiu ). n].td<- duly '-'■), lt'i77, abmil six months after 
widow Hannah H]ake.-)ley ni. lb nr\ liiiiok-., names her '•daiinhter l)ro(jks," 
wliieh conclusively juovr-, iha .--he wa-> the dan. of .John and J^lizabeth 

iii. Sanniel, m. .\nnah, d.m. of William Kns>t;ll, Nov. 21, 1G70. 

I'lli/abelh Poller'.-, i ',ii k< r ehiicb m w i i <; : 

iv. Mary Tark.-r, b.ipi. Au-. 27, KWH; m. dohu Hall of Wallin^rford, 

Conn., \)iic. (], ir.ra;. 

V. John I'arker, ba|.l. O.t.s, IC, bS ; m. Hannah iia.ssett, Nov. 8, 1G70. 
vi. J lope Paiker, b. .\|ail 2ti, l,.i|i[. May 2(), ll).'>U; m. Sanniel Cook of 
Wallini;ford, Conn., .M.i_\ 2, 1(1117. 

vii. Lydia I'arker, b. A). id 1 I, 1(1.';2; m. dolm 'lliomas, Jan. 1"2, Hj71. 

3. Wii.MAM- I'oiri u (//i(/iie/A' lurrht'r), .Savage says of Waterlown,, |irobably eanie in llir .\bii^:il from London, in 1 (i;},"*, \vj^v(\ 27, with 
wife Frances, aL;i-d 21), and ehild .lo-^cjih, a^ed twenty weeks. He removed 
to IS'ew Ihivtui and uiih Ids bioiher .lohii signed the agreement in general 
towri meeting, K;.")'.). "In Idi;; brother Potter was lined one shilling for 
coming late liaynn.L.' da\," and again \va> lined for defective arms. 
He took llie o.illi of alh :;i.iiie«; w ith olln is in 1 (1 I I. 

In 111].") Hrollnr Poller (\Villiain) niaiU' an olfer, "to carry t;vt,'ry man's 
grist from llnir lioue.i to the mill vi bring it back againe to their liowes for 
2d pr. bu.--hell." 

His name apprais in ilie selling of the ineelinu hou<e in KIH), and in 
1()17 he wa> onr of lh<' bciiee \ii-wcrs lor the faiiii-. this side of Ivist Piver. 

Ill Oct. 7), 1(1I7, it u reeorded, that .Mr. Fvaiuv hath sold to Win. Pot- 
ter 2/ and a hall acres ol meadow as it cometh to him in the towiie b(joks, 
and lyeth in the i avl iia adows between Mr. Crayiie and liro. Punderson 
and o2 acres of nplajid. He was one of the appraisers ou the estate of 
l\i<-,!iard Maiislidd in I (l."iii. His home loll was on the west side of the 
(^iiinipiac b'iver, llie pre>enl Cedai- Hill station. 

Hid will was made May 1 '.I, 1(1(12, and is as billows: • 

" William I'otier disposes of bis esiate of onlward things as followeth. 
Afb'r all Debu tli-.eliurged my will is that my wife should have her living 
out of the lariiis till my .Sonne iXathanll, come to ye age of 21 years, then 
ye sd. Nathaiiiell is to jiossess ye sd. farms and all yt is u])oii it, if my wife 
continue a wiildow my will is yt my .Sonne NathaiiU allow her a comforta- 
ble liiving oul of the s.ime and if slice see cause lo Dwell elsewhere my 
will is yl my sonne Nathaniell allow her I2tli a yt'are. 

it; my will is yt my souiu; .)osc[)li slioidd have 3()lh. l)ayd him within 
yt term of si.\ yoars after ye date hereof. 

M L ! 

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2\ The New Jfaven rotters. [Jan. 

it; my will is yt my (laui^htcr IIopo and my daughter Rebeckah shall 
have; 2()ih. apiece, payd ym wlien their mother sees good to pay it tliem. 
j\Iy will is that those [ii-gasycs ho payd out of the farms before it come into 
my Kouiies Xathanll's luuuls. 

19. \]. G2. 

Witnesses. AVilliam Peck. Richard ISIiles." 

Inventory filed Aug. 1. lOG'i. Anit. £190. 01. 00. 

Chil(h-en : 

i. ,Iosei)h, b. in P^ngland, in 1035 ; m. Phebe . 

ii. ^lary, bapt. in New Haven, Aug. 22, 1G41 ; m. about 1657, Joseph 

iii. Sarah, bapt. Aug. 22, IGtl, but was not a twin with IMary. She m. 
1st, fvieut. Robert Foote of Branford, Conn. ; 2d, Aaron Blakcsley. 

iv. Hope, bapt. Oct. "6, IGII ; m. Feb. 3, IGGo, Daniel Rolnnson. Re- 
moved to New Jersey. 

V. Ueliecca, bapt. 1 G lo ; m. Nov. 27, 1GG7, Thomas Adams. Removed 
to Cro-wieks, N. J. 

\'\. Nailianicl, bapt. Dec. 12, IGll; m. April 1, 1 G75, I'Mizabeth Howes, 

Of these children, IMary and Sarah are not named in their father's will, 
but Sai'ah was living Aug. 2.'i, 170G, when "Sarah Hlakesley, alias Foote, 
alias Totter, da\ighter of AVilliam Potter," acknowledges on p. l-'JU, vol. v., 
New Haven Laud Records, the receipt of her full share in her father's 

The following is the Potter record from vol. L, iu the Registrar's OiBce, 
New Haven, Conn. : 

Potter Births. 



of Joseph 












1 lannah 



















































































John Jun. 




u u 

born 8 Oct. 



2G May 







13 June 



2G June 



4 Aug. 



23 July 

1 GG9. 


25 Dec. 



1 l''eb. 



IG iMar. 




3 June 



23 Sept. 



20 Feb. 



30 Aug. 



3 Oct!. 



31 Get. 



11 July 

1 (584. 


8 Oct. 



1 Jan. 




1 Mar. 

1 G94- 



1 iMar. 




1 Sept. 



4 Sept. 



15 July 



14 July 



24 Sept. 


f ,!1. 

i! t..> 

-r (.i 



The New Haven rollers. 


Elizabeth dau. ^^ ^^ ,^ ^^J^^_ j^^^_ 

^l^^^'T ^'''"- u 1-) n . iTiir, 

Kiu.s «<H. " .lohn.Turi. " 1-^ IJ'^^'- ^/J ' • 

5?;^'"^'^ .( .. i. *' 10 Nov. ]/i;5. 

. (. (( u *' 1 iMar. 1 / l.J-o. 

A roll ,, t-i,' XT 17 17 

,, . , « .( u " 2(» Nov. 1 / u. 

A> •' 1 1 n - - " 2« Au^^ 1719. 

^,'"-^'^\ ^^r- . a - 7 Nov. 1721. 

V"','''^'' u a " SlJan. l72;J-4. 

iiioraab ^^ ^^ ,^ (J ^^^^1^^ j7,^_ 

l^r , 1 , a u " 9 Nov. 17-U. 

^:^^''7 T : . ^' 7 Jan. l7:;2-3. 

Danirl Sen. *' 1-l.luuc 1/42. 
I)Hni,:lotKastlIuven '' 29 Mar. 1 /;.;). 


llosi.'ii "■ 

Lois ilaii 

.lollll .^011 " .Jnliii 

«' 1 A[)i-. 1721. 
" 20 .Jan. 172;J. 

^Y '■"'■'; " " 11 Apr. 1727. 

Joel Hon .. ir> vt. 1--1 

j,h,, '. "JohuJun. ' ^'^ov o . 

TluMna3 " ".lol.u ] I'' ' ""^ 1:^' " 

,, , I u .. "8 Apr. 1 io.K 

^f'"''- ''^::'- . u " 2 Mar. 17;;G-7. 

!""7 . u a - H().i. i7;;9. 

Mary " " " 

riiriu! " '' " 

'I'liaiiklul " " '' " " " 

]\Irrcv <lau. " ,S(eplieii 

Sleiilieii sou '' '* 


llauuali <l:ui. " " 

,l(,Hcpli M.ii " Joscpli .Tun. 

'rimotliy " " 

ri'- Li. u ki. a 

llllls ♦' 

1 )i -1 u a a a 

Uhoda «laii. " .Tames 

.I()iiah .sou 

Sarah dan. " " 

Moses sou " Aaron 

Dorcas dau. " " 

Aaron sou "• " 



23 Sept. 



8 Au,^,^ 



19 Juuc 



4 Nov. 

17 17. 


29 Srpt. 

17 19. 


2') Nov. 



9 Sept. 



18 Sept. 



29 Doc. 



4 Apr. 



C. Aiii,^ 



1 ■> l<\.|) 



1 w 1*1'. 



1 Apr. 



•51 Mar. 



22 Kol). 




T) FrI). 




19 Nov. 



8 .lau. 




4 Apr. 



1 .lulv 

17 1."). 


8 ,lulv 


dau." " cluuijica to Esther " i;5 May 1749. 

f. '.I . r., 

• •■ u 

2G The jSftw Haven Putlti's. [Ja 

Dunithy dan. ol' Aiiron burn 29 Nov. 1750. 

luinice " " .laiiu'S & Sarah " 13 Nov. 1742. 

Abel sou '• David " 15 June 1749. 

David " " " " 10 June 1751. 

. ^Villiam• " " Knos & Abigal " 21 Nov. 1750. 

Ezra " " " " " " 10 May 1752. 

Poller Marriages. 

rraiuiali & Samuel Illakesley m. 3 Dec. 1G50. 

ll()|)(' i^^ Dauifl Kobin.sou in. 3 I"'cb. 1()()3. 

IJvbe.kali c^ 'I'liouias Adani.s ju. 27 Nov. I(;<i7. 

Will, rhclie & John Kose Juii. \i\. Aui;'. 1 G70. 

Samuel c^ Aunali Kussell m. 21 Nov. 1G70. 

Natiianit.l & Kii/.abetli Howes in. 1 Apr. 1G75. 

Jolm c<: .Alary Kussell ,. ni. 29 Dec. 1G79. 

Jolin Jun. & Elizabeth Holt m. 23 Eeb. 1G91-2. 

Nalbanii;! v.^ Lidiali 'I'liomas in. 19 Dec. 170G. 

Samu(4 ^; Abi-al Hill in. 10 Jan. 1700-1. 

Daniel ».v;^ IMary Kay m. 30 JNIar. 1714. 

Klizabeiii *.<. 'rimo(li) Clark m. 31 Jan. 1723-4. 

l''Jizaliclli e^ John iSlaki'.shiy m. G Aug. 1724. 

Sarah & John llani^on m. 14 Apr. 1729. 

Mary tfc James Todd m. 15 Oct. 1733. 

Joseph & Thanklul Hradley m. 11 Mar. 1728-9. 
Daniel c*;: Hannah Huolbrook by R. Newton m. 12 Sept. 172,S. 

James l^ Sarah JJratlley m. 19 i\Iar. 1729-30. 

Abigal it James Euttle m. \o iMay 1730. 

flohn tt' Esther Lines m. 4 Feb. 1730-1. 

IMeicy it Isaac Tuiiier Jun. in. 2 Aug. 1733. 

Lydia & Daniel Pardee in. 19 Dec. 1734. 

Lydia & IJenjamin l>uech in. 31 July 173G. 

Sarah & Stei)hen Ford ui. 3 Jan. 1738-9. 

Aaron & Dorcas iMunson in. 3 Ajtr. 1740. 

Abigal ct David Munson m. 3 Ajir. 1740. 

Thanklul it Enos 'rahnadge in. luDcc. 1740. 

Daniel Jun. it .Martha Ives ^ m. 11 .Mar. 17 10-1. 

Haunah it .lose[)li Hall in. 11 Nov. 1742. 

Joel it Susannah Stacy m. 13 Oct. 174G. 

Daniel it Sarah (jiilbert m. 17 Nov. 1748. 

Mai)el it James Gronniss m. 8 Jan. 1738-9. 

Ann it Asa Ailing lu. 7 Sept. 1749. 

I'^iios it Al)igal lirowne in. 12 Aiir. 1750. 

Poller DedlliS. 

Hannah dau. of -K)Iin died 13 June l(!(i2. 

John sun " " "10 .Aug. IGGI. 

,)ose|)h "17 Aug. IGG9. 

Sannul son " -luiin " IG .Nov. i GG'.K 

" 1 Jan. IG70. 

' " " 1m h. iG71. 

Hannah uil'c " " " 15 June, 1 G75. 

Ivluai.lsun " IMary (liuHsell) alias Potter vE. 10 d. .'.Aug. 1G84. 

Mr John i'utter died 24 Dee. 170G. 


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WILLTAiM ]\[AirriN, ESQ. 

Rkpreskntative iMto:\i Xoimii Yakmoitii to riiio (Jenkiial CIoLiirr 
OF iMA^sAciirisi. 1 r>, 1792-"), 7. 

"J>V I'>l>\VAlti) I'AVSON I'.VVSUN, 111' l!(),-,t()ll, I\hiss. 

William IMautin was a nicuilur of our of llic, naval faiiii!u:s of Eu^laiul, 
whose t'kk'St branch was hitcly iiiircscnliil l)y Admiral Su- ^Villianl Fau- 
shaw^e Martin, G. C. J}., at his (K'ath th.' Maiiur oHiiht of the hhi'^Iisli Navy. 

Josiah jMartin, of the County oi Diihlin, li'ilaad. is the lir^L oj the line in 
the pedigree roi'or(h:d in tlK' llirald-^ CuHci;!', Lond(ni, liy Sirllnir)' jMai'tiu 
in 1791. 

Samuel Martin, by this jiL-diL^n-ee fourih in df.scint from Jo>iah, i.s des- 
cribed in "Antigua and the Aniiguans" as '•cnlonrl in thu ainiy. lie 
immigrated to tlic AVest Iiidii'> and lircamr |in)|iii('tor ui an estate at Sur- 
inam, at which ciiloiiN, .Ndun atliT the lu--toratiiMi, lie >\vore to having been 
present at ChariuL;' Cro-,-, l.uiiddn, when Charles, i'fincc of \\'ales, was 
pinclaimed Uul; under the liile of Charh's 11., and when the j)roelamation 
was read commandinii all |)ei-on> //ir// in ojl'icr' to continue so until further 
notice'. This iitniKnian i^ said to have been, under the title of Sovereign, 
th(! chief nia'ii--l lale of Uelfa-I. il is supposed Ik^ dii-d at Sufinam pre\ious 
to the reuKnal of that coloiu' lo Antigua according to the terms of the treaty 
of ISreda, iii HIih. lea\inu one son, Samuel." 

According to ihe p.di^rec in AN'illiam Hetham's "' Uaronetage of 1804," 
Josiah, descended from Martin of '['ours, a general in the ai'niy of William 
the ('ou(|neror, went witli \ iseouul Chi(dicsier ti) Ireland in the reign of 
(j'aeen Mli/alieth, and his descendant Col.lieorge was elected '• SoNcri'ign '' 
(d lleUa ^t. dtuie, Hi I'.) ; hi> hou-'C w a.s pillaged by the rebels, Jrom whom he 
barely e-caoed ; hi> lands wi're conliscated ; and his eldest sou, Samuel, was 
of (iiecii ('a>tle, Anti'^ua. .Man}' of th<; family papers are said to have been 
luirn! at Indfasi and 1 >iiblin. 

Samuel Martin, of the estate of (Ireeii Castle, Antigua, known as IMajor 
I\larliii, mai fied I .\ dia, daUL;iiter of the Ibm. ^\'illianl Thomas, of iiristol, 
I'h'.Ldand, and Anii'Mia. She was a sister of Col. (ieorgc Thomas, and her 
nephew Sir licorue Thomas \\a^ afterwards (JoNtiaior of ihe I.eeward 
Island-. .Major .Martin was Speaker (if the Antigua llousc of Asscnd)ly, 
and was killed in an in-urrectioii of his slaves at (in/en Castle, Deeendjer 
L'o, I70l. His widow, Lydia, married the lion. lvl\\'ard l>}am, (iovernor 
of the Cerwai'd Islands in I7i>7, \vhose lirst wife was Sarah, a granddaughter 
of ( loMuaior John W'inthrop of iMassachuseils. 

.Major 31aiirirs ihrci' sons wau'c: I, Sanniel ; '2, dosiah ; o, "William 

1. Sanuul, ni (Jrecn Castle, born 1 (V.) 1 , died 177('), as eldest son inherited 
the bulk of the estate ; was colonel in t he arms' and Speaker of the, Antigua 
I lousi; of .\- s( ndd\ 17oo-lJd. lie mariied, llrsi, l''rances, daughter of the 
Hon. John Ye'amans, .\llorncy-( biieral of .\niigna, and thoironly S(m was 
Sanmel, (d' hauilaiid, Si eretary lo the Ti-t;asnry, nndv'r the adiniidst raiion of 
the Duke of .Newcastle aud Cord lime, and .\I. 1'. lor Canu lloi'il, w ho 
fought a duid with the nolorioirs Joliu \\'ilkes in I7lid. He married, 
seccnid, Sarah, daughtei- of Li(;ut.-( !ov. ^V'^yke of Montsei-ral, and their sons 
were : Henry, Comptroller of the English Navy, created u baronet July 2H, 
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17'.*1 ; T/iriit.-('(il. .Insiali, tlir last, K'oyal (iov(!nu)r of North Carolina; 
Col. Saiimcl, of tlu; IbL (iiianis, killid near St. Sebastian; and ^^'illianl 
r>\aiii. Anioiii;' his grandsons were A\ illiani l>yaui Martin, Governor tif 
-Aniiioyna and afterwards of Delhi, Sir lleiiry William jMarlin and Ad- 
miral Sir Thomas IJyam Mai'tiii ; ami among liis i;reat-grandchildren, Sir 
Ihair) jMaitiii, Sir Ihmry ISxam JMarlin, \'iee-Admii-al Iv'oyai Xa\v, K. C. 
!'>., a naval ollleer of liii.di note, who died at ( u;noa iSi;."), and the late 
-Adnural Sir William l''anslia\ve. Mai'lin, (!. (!. 11., who sueeeedcd jii.s 
cousin, Sir Henry, in the haromjtey, died at the a-e of 'J 1, JMareli 21th, 
l.Slirj, and was succeeded by Ins son, Sir KicJiard l>yam Martin. 

Lieut.-Colonel .Josiah was b(»rn before 1712. joined the mounted troop of 
genllemen of Antigua in IT-'tl, and t'nteri.d (he army shortly after as 
Lieut.-C(d. of the (i.Stli KeginuMii. was appointed to a si'at at the Council in 
17()G, whicli he resigned J)efore 177(1. In I )(;(■( ndxjr, lie Avus gazetted as 
Govci'uor of North Carolina, vice \\'in. Tiyon who became Governor of 
New York, and continued (iovernor until expelled at the time of the 
Kcvolutioii. He married his cousin Kli/.abeth Middled in 17.S(; in London. 

2. dosiah, of Antigua and Long l>land, was boiai Kill'.) ; (deeled to the 
-Assembly of Amigua 1727 ; resign. d 17.'12 and viNiled Long Island ; sat 
at the Council IJoard of Antigua ll'-l') ; was -Majoi- of Militia 171Uand 
Jjieutenant-C(dou(d 1 7 lo ; I'lesident. of the Council 17.jG-y; granted a 
year's leave lAhirch 2'J, 17.')(J ; and afterwards lived at Long Ishmd, near 
Far Rockaway, where he built a house called liock Hall, still standing. 
lie first married a JMrs. Chester. 

On May 8, 17o5, at St. Paul, Antigua, he married Mary, daughter of 
AVilliam, a son of John Yeamans, Lieutenant-Governor of Antigua. 

Li 1751 he subscribed 20 pounds for an additional gallery for St. 
C!i'orge"s Church. ]\\ ]7.'")7 until ]7(;i or 17(i2 he occupied various ollicial 
positions unih'r the lvo\al (iovernorof Xew Y(u-k. 

The record-; of S(. ( ;eoige's paii-li, liemps(,.ail, Long Island, show the 
following baplisms of his children : — • 

■• 17;i2, March 2r>, Mary, daughter of dosiali and l']lizal)eth JNIartin." 

{Mrijii)r(iii(li(in. 'i'he names are jircdiably revers(id, as Mary was the wife 
and Llizabeth the daughter). 

" 17 lit. Oct. I I, Sannu'I, son of .Maj. dosiali and 'S\m\ 3Iartin." 

i'leforc ciil rics of I 7 lo : -— 

*• Sanuirl Marlin and Alice .Alaitiii coulii'nied October dl." 

"17;)0, Mar.'h 12, liaclud, .laughter of Col. Josiah and .Airs. Mary 
INlartin of I Icmp.stead." 

" 17.") 1, ,bui i, !<' ranees, daughter of dosiali and ?daiy iMartin." 

" i7;"»7, Sept. M, William, s(»n of dosiali and Alary I\lartiii." 

'i'lie Heralds College pedigree gives, also, a son, Charles Yeamans. 

TIk; record of dosiah's (hiatli is : "Died November 21, 1778, at his seat 
at liockaway, the Honorable Josiah IMartin, aged 79." 

In Rev. Mr. Moore's "History of St. (ieorg(''s Church,'' he is conliised 
with his neplnnv, (ioveriior Josiah. The record of his wife's death is : 
"JMrs. Mary Martin of l''ar Rockaway, August oU, IbO^." 

Of his ch'ildrc'U,— 

i. Kli/.alieth married her cousin Licul.-Col. Josiah, afterwards Governor 
of Noi'th Carolina ; and the St. (Icorge's [)ari.-,h records show the following 
baptisms of their children, viz. : 

" 1702, April 19, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Sanuiel" (Josiah) "and 
Elizabeth Martin." . 

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" 17(iS, AFmitIi K;, Alice, (hin-lilcr of Col. -losiah ]\I:irtin ;iiul Mrs. 
Elizabeth Martin." 

"1771, rliiuc 21, SainiK'l (u'oi'm', Thomas, son of Jo.siah JMartiu, Es()., 
Governor of North Caidliua, and I'^lizahcth iMai'tin." 

"1775, Se])t. (!, Augusta, (lau;:htiM' of His K\<'(;llcn('y Josiah Martin, 
Esq., (iovernor of North Carolina, and lOli/aln'th .Martin." 

From the Heralds College pedigree, it ai)pcars that "Elizabeth, dau. of 
Josiah ]\Iartiii obt. at Long Island I77fi, in. Josiah ^lartin late (io\-ernor 
of North Carolina and sometime Colonel in the ai-my, obt. lo April, 178(), 
and bur. at St. George, Hanover Sq." 

The son and three daughters of Gov. IMarLiu were pensioned from the 
ExeluMpier I'loO, £.oO, fbo, £'){), I'espeetively, 17i)-l, 17l):», 17'.lC. 

Vols. ix. and .\. of the Colonial Keeords of Nonh Carolina, now in 
print, contain quite fully the ollieial papers eonnected Avith the administra- 
tion of Gov. JMai'tin in North Carolina, and in refei';;nee to his expulsion. 

ii. Samuel beeamt! a i)hysieian at Vdx luickaway. some account of whom 
will be found in "Sabine's Loyalists." He was buried Ajiril 21, ISOli. 
His will, probated (.^)ne<'n's County, l-ong Island, Api'il 2li, 1S(J(), apjtointed 
his bidther W'illiatn and brothei'-indaw Thomas I!anni;4er e.\ecut(U-.> ; gave 
his Long Inland ri'.at e>tMt(^ to his mother A!;iiy for life, then to his .sister 
Alice ; and his money, less legacies, and his land in Anli'j,n,i, e.\ee|)t two 
lots at St. John's given to his slaves, to his brothei- William. Only IMV. 
Bannister qiudilied as e.xeeutor. 

iii. Alice died unmarried ; liuried at Hempstead. August 10, 1815. 

iv. Kacliel niari'ied Thomas liannister. 

V. Frances may have been the <i;mghter wlio is said to have married a 
Major iMcNiel of the IJrilish Army. 

\i. A\illiam apjx-ars from the Heralds College pedigree to have bcH'U "a 
Capl.iin in (iO(li liegt. fool, unmar. 17'J1," at which time he would have 
been thirty-four y(;ars of agt;, and Oliver's llislor\ .Antigua, p. 211, says 
living 1S()2. 

\ii. ('liarles Yeamans mai'ried, but died issueless. 

.'J. William Thomas, of .\nti^na' and of the p.arish of St. Edmund tlie 
K'^ing, L(h:(Iou, was sent from .Vnti^ua. to I'higland and educated at Trinity 
College. Cambridge Lniver.sitw Kcctird : 

".Inl. 27. 1717 .\ilmis,-,ns (lul. .Alartin. Pens, anuos nalus Uk lilius 
^I^ii'lin dc Insula .Vntii^iia, e Scliohide Caddingloii in Com. liar; foi'd sul) 
preccjiiore Mro. I'.iby. Mro. I'ilgrim, 'J'est." 

\ Icttc!' fi'om the Registry of the L'niversity sliow.s that " \\'illiam .Martin matrieuhited as Pensioner from Trinity College 8 July, 

He mart led — mnh'r a license i.sMu d from []\v. \'ic,ir (^uieral's oflica; 22d 
Jul). I72.S. for marriage of Win. 'i'honias iM.artin, Dr. of I'liysic — Pene- 
lo|)c, daughter of Samuel Clarke;, whose wifi; \\as Sarah, widow of Thomas 
Howching, whosi' daughter .Vnne mari'icd Jonathan llernai'd, whose chil- 
dren \\(;re J(Miallian, Sarah, .\nne, as appears iVom the will of Sarah 
Clarke, wi.low, d.iled 2;;d June, 1 7;;(;, proved Hlh Jidy, 17."(; (P. C. C. 1 1',) 
Derby), by her daughter Penelope .M.irlin, widow, executrix. It is staled 
by his gi-.anddaughtt r, i'enidopi', thai In- was ac(pnriiig (aninence in his 
prolession at London, when failing- heallh comp(;lle<l his relnrn lo .Vnligua, 
where he died : " I7;i5, IM.iy II, hr. William 'I'honia, Alarlin." ( i'.m i.allfe- 
cords Anli^ua.) Adminisiralion upon his eslate was granted to his wido'.v, 
Penelope, J'. C. C, London, in Jidy, 1735. 

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William iMartiii, ol" London and IMassachusetts, only son of Dr. William 
'I'liouKis Mai'liii, was born dunu lU, 17,'J.'3, All Hallows Parish, Tower 
Hill. iiiMi- l.oiidiiii. Ill' was intended lor the university and then to follow 
lii.> lallier's prol'essioii, bnt Dr. islarliii's early death deranged this plan, 
and lie was ediiealed nine years at St. Paul's Classical .School, Loudon. 
His i^randiiiolher Lydia, liy her will, proved i\Luch 2.S, 1 7-17, provides : 
".My ni'aud.-on, Wni. Mailiu, sou of my deceased son, Dr. 3Lirlin, havin" 
lieen left \ery ill i)rovidi(l foi-, I ^ive f(U- him all residue in trust at 1 (i, to 
my son Saiul. 3i;;rtin." (iov. Kdward i>yam, by his will dali-il Nov. 
I'U, 17."i-i. i)roved 2U .luly, \1 VI, gives, '''J'o my sou-inda^^ , A' j 'i- .lu.-dali 
iMartin, £1U. To the 2 children of Dr. ^Vm. Thomas ALirtin tlU each. 
To m\' son-in-law, Col. Sand. IMartin, i'-'^O." 

lie was siiuie time Avilh a whoh.-ali; mei'chant, and later in business for 
himsell. lb: marrii'd in \liVl J*>li/ab(lh, second daughter of (Japt. Galpine 
and his wife Calherine. daughter of (apt. Xathaniid Cai'ler, and became a 
prosperous man of idfairs in London, liut later met \vith financial mis- 
fortune thi-ouuh indorsen\ents, and, after couft:rence with mend>ers of the 
family, came to America, v\'ith his wil'e and several chihb'i.-n, in 1783, 
leaving a (huighler Peuelojie and >on William-Clarke, until 17!»U to finish 
their education. For a time i\Ir. Martin engaged in a book business in 
I'xiston. Jle became a citizen b\ an act entitled " An Act lor Naturalizing 
'William ila.rlin and Others " of the year 17^i7. In 17WS he icnioved to 
what is now firoad Cove, Cund)erlaud, in the State of Maine, then North 
Yarmouth, Province of Maine, Connnonwealth of JIassachusetts. The 
house in whicdi he resided was burned some y(>ars since. The elm trees 
j)lantod by him are all that there remains in his memory. In 17'JU he was 
nominated a candidate lor Congress against George Thatcher and others. 
i''reim 17'.l"_' he represented North Yarmouth at Boston in '• The (leiieral 
('ourl," the .Iniinials of which ^h^w that he was a member fi'om 17'J2 
tlirough I 7',K'> cen-ecutively ; absent in I71)(; ; a nu'mber again in 17L*7, 
and ]'eeei\-ed a lea\ e of absence l'\bi'!iary .'!, 171)8. 

Ly its dournals, he se.r\'ed in I7',)l' on the couunittei'S on i\Iode of Choos- 
ing I'ederal Pepresentatives ; on l)ank> : on \\ est l>oston Uridine ; on 
Fi^heries ; and voted " No" on di\iding di.sti-iets for choice of Federal Pe- 
|)r.'senlaii\ es. In 1 C'.'i, on taunmillees \\i;h reference lo panj)ei-> ; on (li\i- 
>ii>n lit >v()i-;li \ ar.iuMilli ; on tiial jii^litc-- : on New llampsliire Line. etc. 
In 17',)!, 17'.i.<, \i\U (»n eommilleis on Kules and ()i'di rs ; on l'jid(M\ nient 
of Fortlaiid Academy : on F.onntii s, and on I^xci.-e Lav.s ; wilim;- •' No " 
on I'ai-ing ei-ht iliousaud pounds for erecliiig a buildiui.^ for the I'niversiiy 
at Cambiidge ; and in 17'.)7, on a connnitlei; on a bill additional to " Au 
.Vet to lC>iabli.>li a Cidlege in the Town ol Uiaiusw ick, in the District of 
Maine, within this CtMiunonweahh." 

The bill establishing Powdoin College was introduced No\-euil)er 22d, 
178-<, by the du' tiei-s of the I'eace and Congi'cgalional ^linistei'S of ('um- 
b'lFind ( 'o:i;i! V, ."ud w a-- llnally pa>-id June 21, I7'.)l. \\'illiam Martin 
bein^' h.iUH 1 as a eliarler Iriisle,:. Ipon ibe ori'_dii:d bill in llie .Massa- 
(•liusclls Ar(dii\(.s i-> an inserijilinn, ap|iarently in his li.andw rilin'^' .and 
signed by liim : '"I ;dso lia\e no olijeclion lo Ibiinswick if tin; ('(dhge 
cannot be .al j'oillan'l." ( pmi llie original ,-id>' laiptitin paper ^^'illiam 
.Mai'lin apju-.u- as subscribe)- lor liliy pounds, and it is wi-ill( n npiai 
;liis pajiia- aj.parenth' A\hile the location was in ihaiii! : ".M.aiain siijiied 
llie pap T on ine rt- presenlalioii of Mr. I'l-lei' that ihe ('idlegc \\;is in 
eon|eiii| ion of ihe S( ii.ate, lo be placed back in the country on .Andrew- 
sco;j,gan lii\er, and no cidlcge was to be ^iianled if the members from 

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Maine did not agree. As that representation was not the fact Martin 
expects his name may bo cancelled." 

in Deci.'mber, 17'J'1, he was Chaiinian of the Legislative Commiltee, to 
locate ihc livi; tiiwnsliijj.s granted by tlu; ConnnonweaUh to the C'(d]ege. 

IMr. Maiiin, Stcplicn LongrcMow and John Dnnlaj) were afterwards a 
coniinilti'c to disposi; of these wihl lands — one of tiie nio^t ini[)()rtaiiL fea- 
tnres, at h'ast tinancially, in the early histoi'y of the College ; and later 
re\ieu of these transactions is said to show that " mnch wi.sdoni and good 
jiidunu nt was exercised." lb; continued a trustee ivowx 17i)l U) 181."!, and 
was always deeply interested in the welfare of the College. IMr. Deane, 
in ins " Diary " records : '-July 9, 18(J1, College meeting, lodued at Mr. 
I\birtin's, A'ortli Yarmouth" ; and 1802, "July 19, Kode to lirunswiek 
with .Mr. M. (William Martin)." 

Ill isol he reuu)ved io I'tuthmd, wh»;re, owing to linaneial matters, his 
acenmplished daughter, l'eiieh)[ie, and her sisters, who hail been, as she 
reeoids, " cniucati'il with far uihi;r views than those of iiislrucling, m- 
beeennng subjcjct to, the caprices of youth," had just establisheil "the 
Misses Martin's School," some account of whit^h may be read from the 
jien of the Rev. Edward C. Cutter in '' '^I'he Christian IMirror " of Febru- 
ary 7th, l.SCiU, nu^ntioned by JNIr. W. "Willis in the " Portland Transcript" 
of April 21, IHCiO, showing that in this institution the eharactei-, address, 
and education of iMr. Martin wcic of re<'ogni/,(;(l value. His tiist service to 
his adopted country was as a h.'gislator, and in the interests of e(hication at 
Eowdoin College. His latest years were devoted to one of the earliest 
schools for ladies in which the cultivated Christian elegance of the Old 
World came to be taught in New England. lit; died 1814, June 15, aged 
81 years, and one of the last entries in '• Smith & Deane's Journal " is : 
"IS! I, June IcS, i''s(piir(' IMartin's funeral." Mrs. IMartin survived him, 
dying in IM",* at tlu' age of DO. Dr. Cutter says of hei- : '"JMany still re- 
mend)er the ohl lady as a nujcUil of relined Christian politeness. One of 
her oft-repeated sayings was : ' A mannuidy saint is an ornament of grace.' " 

Their eldest son, A\'illiani Clarke, m^vtr married, nor did any of their 

Tlnir second son, Samuel, married ITannah, daughter of Colonel Jwhn 
JNIorrill of Limerick, Maine, and of their children Edwaid grailuated ai 
Ilowdoiii 18;;"), but none married except l\:neli)p(;-Ann, wife of the late 
I'.dward ra>son. A. !>., lUuvdoin, 18;52, eldest son of Ib-v. Dr. l^hvard 
l'a\sun of I'ortland, and Hannah, who married .Tames W. 'J'obey. 

Till' third son, Nathaniel, marrie<l Rhoda, daughter of Erastus Eoote of 
Camden, INIaine ; and of their children, Ed\vard-l>yam married Sarah, 
daughter of Caj)t. Norris of Portland ; Erastus married Sarah, daughter 
of Mr. Dallam of St. Lmus ; and Emily married Heniy liennett of New 
York, scnnetime President of the American I)ible Society. All of these 
married grandchildren are deceased, leaving descendants, but only one male 
descendant of the name. 

The accompanviui:' miniatures of ]\Ir. and ftfrs. INfartin were painted in 
London before their emigration. His book-plate, with the label on the 
mullet indicating the ehh'St son of a third son, and the book-plate of his 
uncl(! Josiah, show the arms bornc' by tlu; family before 1701, viz. : "Gules 
a Ch(;vron betuecm tlin'i; Creseeiil. Ari:eiii"; which, by the confirmation 
of June IS, 171)1, to lleiiry, compliolhr of llii' Xavy, afterwards Sir 
Henry, and to the other descendants (tf Sanuiel of .\nllgua, beeaine ''(!ules 
on a ('lie\ron betwi-en three Crescents Argent an Anclior (.'rect with a hit 
of Cable ]u-o])ci'," crest unchanged, as shown in the accompanying coity. 

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CoiUributc'il hy Wouthinoiox Chaunchy Foud, l''.sq., of Boston, Jilass. 

(Concluded iVoni vol. .03, iiagu 42G.) 

Dr. Coo'per to Cuiitis. 

' Kino's CoLLK(ii;, N\-:w Youic, 5 February, 1774. 

Pear Kir, 

I dill myself tlie PK'asuro of wiitiiiu' lo Colo. ^Vasliiiiglon y'^ 10'" of 
last mouth, and promitjed, in that hjtti.'r, to write to you, iJi. send the state of 
your accounts, hy the next week's jiost. 

My Intention was i^ood — but 1 could not act uj) to it, as tlie accounts 
conhl not so soon be eolK-ctcd. I have, now, I hupi;, n(,t ihcm all. I do 
not send ihcin indcjsed, on account of y'' [losla^i; : but M' Ibirpur, who 
knows much mon: of [''inures lliau myself, has lakiui tlie 'i'rouble to dim;Mt 
iheui; and in sueh a maiiiuM' as, 1 iic)l(e, will uiake lluiu inlellii;ilile euoui^h, 
to a |ier^ou skilled in iiusiuess ;it least, however they might jierplex (Uie 
unused to sueh like Trausaetious. 

1 am apiirehcaisivc the sum of them rises higher than your (.ixjieelalion : 
I own it is higher, by much, than /supposed it wuuhl have been. Grdltioii's 
r»ill is an licttiv/ one, but you best kiiow what articles you had of him. I 
always heard him reckon'd a ilcdr F(dlow — as I once told you ; — whi'ther 
h»; is honest oi- uol, is anotlua' (Question: l>u( it is certain he is a violent 
pi'e.sii^^ tei'iMii. 

You will, I hope, not take it mercdy as a complimeut — to which kiud of 
Ibisiness \()U know 1 am not mueh addl(tled — ulaai I assuro you ol my 
bi'iu^' ver\ sensibly alfected u|iou your leaving this ("oUege. The Regard 
1 had conceived for you, from the IJegularity (d' your Conduct, and the 
(bxKlnessof vour I)i>i»osi(iou, could not p(»s>ibly produce any ollur elleet 
upon me. ib)wever, 1 doidil not, from y'' amiabliaie^s of your Ludii — titiit 
is or I ..iih/ tl<at is'tO'hr's I hjiorliitrnt , ('haraelcr, and Aecoui|ili'-liuu'Ul^. 
|li:il :.|ie will uiiil^e \ ou li;ip|i\ iit /ioiiK, \vliieli is nioie than mo>l peopli;. 1 
fear, liud ihemsehes lo be <diroutl. 

Uur good (iovt'rnor is very much indisjiosed; &, I ijresume, will hasten 
away to England with all possible expedition. IMiss liell 7\uchnuity, I 
bear, is ou y'' point of marriage, to a M' Ihulon, an Fnglish Gentleman of 
considiaabh; l''orlune, setlkd at Ihunswick. This is all the news I 
rcvallcct. Indeed, my Hands aic so full of Ibisinuss since; 31' Vardill's 
l)e])arture, that I cannot often stir abroad, add lo which, that, for ujtwai'ds 
(da Week pa: t, 1 ha\e been mucdi indisposed with a most \iolent cold, as 
not to he ;dile lo leave even my K'oom. 

A\'lial i.> become of M' iioneher? I wrote to him, presently after my 
Return from Mai-\ land ; but not one woid ha\e 1 heard of iilm siiKa;. 1 
hope you will not be so totally engaged, after marriage, as oiu' Friend 
seems to have been. 

\\ illi niv be-l w i.^hes foi' youi' 1 ia| ipiiiess, and my lte^t luvspecls to C'ol" 
\Vashinglon, wlujm, you know, 1 highl)' esteem, I am, dear Sii', vVc 

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' Bouclier to Washiiujlon. 

Tirio Lodge, G August, 1775. 
Dear Sir, 

f tlmiii^flit it far fnnu the least pleasiug circumstance attending my re- 
ni(i\al hiiliii- iliiit ii jdaced mo in your iuiuiediate neighbourhood. For 
ha\iiii; iniw \n\:\\ iiai)|iv in \o\\v acquaintance Several years, 1 coukl not 
]ul|i ciPiiMdciiii;: niy.sell', iu)r indeed help hoping that I was considered hy 
3 (Ml, a^ an ulii liiiaid ; and of course I counted on our living together in tlu^ 
]ili:i>ing inurcourse of giving and receiving the mutual good ollices of 
nei'jhliiini hiiod and fricmdship. 

riiai thiu'^s ha\e turned out much otherwise I need not inform you. 
iMoiiilied and gi-ieved as 1 confess mystdf to he at this disappointment, I 
am \'\ 11(1 means prejiared to say that you are wholly to be blamed for it; 
nor, a.-> I wdnld fain iiope yt)U in your turn will own, is it entirely owing to 
any i:iidi of mini'. I can easily .suppose at least that we neither of us think 
our-i 1\ es to i)lame ; and yet 1 cannot help tliiiddng that had I been in 
)onr plaee I sliould, in this as well as in other things, have taken a dilfer- 
i-nt pait fri)ni that wiiieh \(iu iia\e chosen. I'ermit nu», sir, us one who 
was once y(»ur friend, and at any rate as oik; iiot likely to be soon trouble- 
sonu' (o you again in the same wa\ , once more as a- friend freidy to e.xpos- 
tulate \\ith }ou. If I am siill in the wrong, I am about to sulfer such pun- 
ishment as might satisfy the malice of even the most vindictive enemy; and 
if 30U are wrong, as in some degi-ee, I think you are, it is my duty frankly 
to tell you so, and yours to listen to me with patience. 

( )n the great points so long and so fruitlessly del»ated between us it is 
not my design now again to solicit youi' attention. A\'e have now each of 
us taken and a\()wed our side, and with such ardour as becomes men who 
feel themsel\es to be in earnest in their convictions. That we should both 
be in lh(! light is impossible, but that we both think we are we must in 
common candour allow. And this extreme diiference of 0|)inion between 
ourselves, when w i; liasc no yroniufs for char^iuL;' t,'ac]i other wiih being 
iiiilueiiced by any siiiisti;r or unworliiy motivt'S, should tc;ach us no less 
candour in judging of and di-aling by others in a similar predicament. 
There cannot be anything named of which T am more strongly convinced 
than 1 am ihal all those who with von are ]iroinoiiiig the ju'eseiit apparently 
[lopular measures ai\; the line eiieinies of llieir country. This ])i'rsuasioii, 
however, will by no means jiistifv me, should i be so weak and wicked as 
to molest them v\ hiK' th<'V do not molest me. 1 do not say this because I 
liappcn to lie ill what is caUed tiie miiicuity, and therel'ore without any 
power of acting otherwise; ii is the decision of truth and justice, and can- 
not lie violated wilhont doiii^ vi(ilence to i^\vy\ syst(aii of ethics }'et re- 
ceived ill any civili/cd couiilr^. The true plan in such cas(;s is for each 
party to (h-feiid his own side as well as he can by fair argument, and also, 
if possible, to coiivini't^ his adversary : but everything that savours of, or 
but a|)proaches to, coercitui or comj)u]sioii is persecution and tyranny. 

It is on tlii.s ground that 1 complain of you and those with wlioni you side. 
TIow large a proportion of the people in gtaieral think with you or think 
witli nu; it is in none of our powers t(j ascertain. J believe, because I 
think I can juove it, that your jiarty, to siave an obvious party purpose, 
exccedinglv magnify tin; numbers of those whom tlicy supjiose to take part 
with }<Mi, and you tax us with doing llu' same. lint lliere is this great, 
manifest, and undispute<l dllfi'rence between us. iS'o Tory has yet in a 

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8iiii;l(! instance misused or injurcid a AV^liig merely for being u Wlii'f. And 
wliatcN t;r may be tlio boasted superiority of your party, it will not be de- 
nied that in .some instances at least this has been in our power. With 
rcspcci to '\\'hii:s, however, the case has l)eon directly tli(j reverH(j ; a Tory 
at all in the power of a AVhig never escapes ill treatment merely because 
of his buin^ a 'I'ury. How contrary all this is to all that liberty which 
"Whigs are for ever so forward to pi'ofess need not be insisted on ; it is so 
contrary to all justice and honom-, that were there no other reasons to deter- 
mine me against it, as there are thousands, 1 \; ould not be a Whig, because 
their principles, at least as I see them exemplilied in practiee, lead so 
directly to all that is mean and unmanly. 

It is a general faidt in controversial writers to charge all the errors of a 
party on every individual of that jjarty. I wish to avoid the disgrace of 
so indiscriminate a judgment ; and therefore have a ])leasure in acknowledg- 
ing that I know many A\'liigs who are not tyrants. In this numbei- it "is 
but doing you coinnion justice to [)hicc, 3011. 1 Avish I coidd go on, and 
with e(pial Irulli (Uclare tiial, whilst you lorbcar youiv^ilf lo iici-scciac }()iir 
fellow subjects on the scoie of th( ir jxdilical ci'eeds. \ou had been as eare- 
ful to discourage such persecution in others. .Scorning lo Hatter, as much 
as 1 scorn to lax you wrongfully, I am bold thus openly to tell you I think 
you have much to ansu(;r for in (his wa^'. Jtis not a little that }(ju have 
to auswe'r for with icspecl, to niy.self. 

You know, and have acknowhulged, the sincerity and the purity of my 
piinciples ; and have bt;en so candid as to lament that 30U <;ould not lliink 
on the great points that now agitate our common country as I do. JS'ow, 
sir, it is impossible I should sometimes avow one kind of j)rinci])les and 
sometimes another. I have at least the merit of consistency ; and neither 
in any pi'ivate or public conversulioii, in anything 1 have written, nor in 
anylhing 1 have ddiver.-d from the pidpit, lia\e I ever asserted an\- other 
opinions or doctrines than \ou ha\e icpealedl) lieni'd me assert bolli in my 
own house and in yours, '^'ou camiot sa^ thai I deser\ed to be run down, 
vililied, and injured in the manner whi.'h you know has fallen to m\ lot, 
merely because 1 cannot bring myself lo think on some political jioinis just 
as you and your party would have nu; thiidc. And yet you have Imhuc to 
look on, at least as an unconcuiau'd spectator, if not an abettor, whilst, like 
the poor fro^^s in the fable, I ha\e in a manner Iicimi pelted to death. I do 
not ask if such c(mdnet in )ou was friendly: was it either just, manly, or 
generous? It was not: no, it was acting with all the base malignity of a 
virulent Whig. As such, sir, 1 resent it: and ojtpressed and overborne as 
I may seem to be by popular obloquy, I will not be so Avanting in justice 
to myself as not to tcdl you, as I now^ do with honest boldness, that J de- 
sjiise the man who, for any motives, couhl be induced to act so mean a 
part. You are no longer worthy of my friendship: a man of honour can 
no longer without dishonour l)e eoniUM'ted w ii li you. With your cause I 
rcuouiic.(> you; and now for the last time subscribe myself, sir, 
Your Innnble servant 

Jonathan Boucukk.* 

* This letter w as furnished, with other matcriiil, to the Notes and Queries, otli series, 
vi, Aii<,'ust 20, 187G, hy the gr.iuil.soii of the writer, Kev Jonath:ui iMnireluer. In tlie 
same iiLi-idiiii-a! (Tilli series, i\, 19 Jaiuiary, 1878) Col. .Joseph I.einiul C'lu>tir. i)V no 
iruuii.-. an iiiiiiii|ii)i (ant anthorily on ((urstions rclatin;r to \Va>liin-liju, rai'-nl 1 fir ('jiirs- 
ticin wlietlier llir hller had e\er lieen reeeived liy \Vashiu^4(iii, a'nl lieliuvcd lliat llio 
iledieatioii ol'llu' " View of tlu' Causes and Conseciueiiees of the Ameriean Kcvoliitiou" 
was a eoiiipkte withdrawal of the " unfounded eharyes" made in 1770. There is eer- 

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1000.1 Letters of Jonathan JjoacJter. .')5 

Boucher to Wasliiiiytou. 

Paddixc.tox, m:au London, 25 IMay, 1784. 


1 will iiol alVniiit yoii witli any ;q)()lii;j;i(;s for lliis intrusion: for, jj;i'c;itly 
;ill,M('l :is ! am lo siqipose yon arc, since I liad lln; Honour of livinL,^ iu 
llal)ils of Inliniacy with you, it is not possihlc, you can Itc so clian'_:ci| as 
dial \oii wouM not fcul yourijclf liurt, iX. with Kcason, wcic au)- man, who 
hail c\.i- kmnsn you, to think it necessary to apohiLii/c to you for (hiing 
wliicii lie i> prompted to do, only, liy a sense of Duty; Ov what, nioreo\-er, 
lie hcliivcs il lo he no less your l)ut\- lo attend to, than it is his to sniiL;i\st. 

It is no I'ai-I of \\\\ ])resent Purpose lo tronhle you will: any IJelNclious 
<it mine on the inan\' ureal e\('nls tlnit liave laken I'lace within the last 
( i-hl or nine \eai-s. You iv. I, alas! have not lieen the' only rc)-s(uis who 
haxc dlli'ered in our o])inions ; or who have found it ini|)ossihl(; to a^rec. 
Tills is no Time nor Phice for settling such l\)inls; ere lon^, we shall all 
lia\e to aiiswei' foi' tin ni at a Tribunal, when' alone it is of iidinUe luo- 
ineiit that we should he justify "d. 

I low far } on will a-ice wilh me in ihinkin'^ if iu your l*ower lo do 
somethiug for the K'eli^ious Inlerests of your ( 'ounlryuieu, I undert:ik" not 
(o say; hut, 1 as-iire ni\self, \vi: shall not dilfer hy youi' thiukiuii- it of lit- 
ih;, or no, luomenl. Il caiuiol. 1 t,hiid<, alford y(.>u IMeasure lo reflect, how 
inu(di has been done, thi'oui,di your means, for the Civil Concerns of your 
Count I'y ; Ov: how little, as ycL at least, for those of a liighei' aXature. That 
your Counti-\ men will he eilhei- hetlei' or luqipier hy what lias ha[»pcned, 
permit me to say remaiiis yet to he pi-ovt'd : I am sure, you wish they 
shouhl; l)iit it can he no Matter of Douht or Dispute ^vilh any ^lau, that 
tliey can neither he so j^food nor so happy as tlu^y have heen, if they are 
)iot religious. T\Iany of the speculations which the late unsettled Times 
lia\e uix'cu llirth lo, iHsemlih; your P(;rsiuiuu)us hel'oi'e the h'l'ost : they are 
hiii- to ihe l\\e and specious; hut really disi^ustinu i.^ danu'erous. 'I'his, in 
m\ mind, is ihe Case, in a parTnadar manner, wilh many or mosi ol the 
I'lopian I'roji cls, respecliuij, Cnivei'sal lM|ualily, on the suhjed ol Keliuious 
Ivslahlishments. 1 :tm iinwiHiu;;- to ■^o deeply into the 1 n\ cstiiiation of this 
()ucst,ion, thoni;h 1 want not Materials in .\hmidance, to show y<ni, lliat it 
is lomaulic I'v. mi:-chie\ ous in llic exlrcuuc; l)ccanse -nch a Di-cu^-ion nnist 
\\v<.k\> he rn-e-.oiiie ^ tedious |o \()u : sulllce il, for the j)rescnt, to I'emind 
\ou, ihat the Draclica; of the whole World is against you. Similar at- 
tempts, in similar Tunes, were made in these kiuii-doms : c<: if I were very 
anxious to set you against such Projects, I certainly could take no more 
clficlual means, ihan \\\ desirinn" you to renu-mhcr what the ("(MisetjUences 
of ihcui were. In shoi-t, Sii', i hardly know a Point more capable of 

taiiil\ no rcronl of i(^ nTe|ili(iii liv \\'a-lnii ;niii, liut il iliies not follow tiiat llic Utter 
wav |h]| scul, lor if .lespalrlird. It luiist ha\e Ihtii liaiwird to Wa-liill^-loil ill tlic I'liiip 
at Caiiiliriil-c, \\ lnai the iiii|ioi t.iiil c-iiriTiis of the arin\ rcmlirni a record ini|iroli- 
aliK . lia.l aiiv siuli ivconi Ihhii (Iciaiu il iieres^aiy. 'i'lie tone ami spirit <.l' l).)ii> lier 
ail miiuilic, and iiiiL;lit lie coiii|iarcd with maiiv similar ex|irr--iioiis striirk oil in the 
heat ol'iiarty contesi, and under the strong proxocaf ion of iiij'uries iiillictcd l.y Hie 
" ^ood peo|'>le" of tiie (.Ailoiiies upon real or suspected 'I'ories. Social iiilciiainr.-c was 
interrupted, life louji friendships hrokeu olV, and families divided hy the p(ditii'al 
(pir-l Idiis raised hv the eoudncl of the llritish ;^^oveiai nun t towards America, and I ho 
iutrus,. jiiitiini-^s'cn-cndircdliy these dllVciion-cs caMlv led lo acts <jf pe i -ecul icm as 
iliu i as lhe\ ueVe iMiin.l. T he' h- 1 1 e r nf f ra ii I, I i u In .Sti.dian i. meiels aiiolliei e\- 
lu■e^■.|,m of ihe (do, ill'; uonl- i.f Horn her lo \\ a-liiii;;l ■ ni am! ill the one ea e a , in the 
other, relation , \n ere snlisiMpienl ly Icopi ned, when the results of the Ke\olnliou len- 
deii <l a further imisin;; of iiijni ies as looli.-h as it was unneeessaiy. . 

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Dcnioiisti'iitioii — from History & Kxperifuce — than tliis is, that, to secure 
pcriuaiH lit national Felicity, some permanent national Keligion is abso- 
lutelv n<-ccs-^ai'v. 

1 wduM hope iu Virginia & IMaryland at least, this would not he an un- 
popuhii' opinion, as it certainly ouyiit not: & I think (vrtainiy would iK)t, 
if opon^cil i^ patronized by a rers(Ui that is jjopular. it is in this Li^iht 
1 \u\\ you ; cKi this is the K'eason of my havin'4 lal^tii th(; Liberty to sub- 
mil sugi,reslions to _your consideration. 

'Jliere are, at this time, in this country, candidates for Oi'ders in the 
Cliuich of iMiyland both from A'irninia it IMaryland : it \\ill not surj)rise 
you, that, from the Clian<4es that hav(! taken I'lacc, they shouhl meet with 
Diliiculties ; nor does it 8ur])rize, thou<ih it i^reatly i:rieves me, that the 
Illwilhirs A: Knemies of our C'hnreh, llrilish as well as Anu;i'ican, avail 
themsidves of these unfortunate t 'iremnstaiu'cs, to discountenance eV •1'^- 
coura<;(' our Church, if possibK', still uku'c than it is. Some of thesi; Dilii- 
culties I hope, will 1)(! s(joii ^'ot ovei-; i^ tlioy all would, if the I'eojile of 
your Slates could think it liulit to shew a Desii'e only, that they mii^ht. 
]t miyht, perhaps, as yet, be too nuK h to ask for a Kesloi'a" of tin; Old 
Establishment of the Cliurch (d' iMi;;land. lliou<;li it be a measure w hich 
sound Policy will so(uier or later adopt, i^ llie lou^vr it is delascd, llie 

woise il will be: liiil, I hope ii is nol loo 1 h, iku' hio so(m, to hope ihat, 

even no\N , ilie niendx'is of that ehuridi \wa\ be put on a KooIIul;- with Chris- 
tians otollier I )enomi]Kiti(jns ; which they ne\i'r can be, till all the Ordi- 
nances (/f the ( 'hurch are in their ow)i Power, independent of any foreign 
States : i^ amoni^ those Ordinances, that of ordination, ttc, is most essen- 
tial. In short, both Justice & I^Iicy recpui'e that you should have a resi- 
dent IJishop of your owji, that your young JMen may be ordained, as well 
as <'ducaled amoui;- yourstdNcs. 

I b:i\e no ollii;r inlerest in ihis measiu't!, than wdiat my Zeal for the 
Church iV^ ihe ln!st Inlerests of JMankind iii\'e nu- : but, believing- as I do, 
tlial it is of great Moment, the Thing slioidd be attended to, tfc soon, l<: that 
you are particularly concerned to attend to it, because no other jMan can 
d(j it w ilh such aihantage. 1 coidd not be easy till I had thus satisf\'d 
my Conscience. Tiii'ee years ago, I wrote you a Letter to the same I'ur- 
])ose ; bul my Friends within the King's IJues, thinking thai neither the 
Times nor yourscdf wci'c then in a Temj)er to bear .^ucli applications, sup- 
]'i'«'S'-ed il. I have now (hmc my Duly, iV. |ea\(! the iJesI lo l'ro\ idence : 
tV \vill add ihis only, thai if, by any iMeans, eillier as I ha\e studied the 
subject more than most iMeii, or as I hajipeii to ha\e Connexions in this 
Country, as w(dl as youi's, who are sincere i!v; may l»e us(;fnl, I'^riends to 
sui h Measures, J beg lea\e. to make 3 ou a 'J'ender of my best ser\ices on 
the occasion. 

II was, no Doubt, a great IMortilicalion & Calamity to me to have all my 
American Projx'rty torn from me; tin; Loss of my Character in that Coun- 
try, which I little <leser\('d, afl'ecU'd me nuudi more, as you will allow it 
ought: bul, 1 have lalel\ bdt the ulmosi Va\\iv of keen sorrow, when it 
pleased Providence to deprive me (jf a true h'rieiid, a most losing i.*v. be- 
loved wdb', for whom I was indebted to that Country, i ])ray (iod long to 
preserve you i!^ yours fi'oni this the iu:aviest of all misfoituncs. 

Willi respectful Comp''' to W" A\'ashini;ton, 
1 reuiaiii t^c. 

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Dedication of lioucJiers " View of the Causes and Consequences of the 

American Ju-volution." 


(;k()R(;i<: Washington esquire, 

of ]\roiiiit Vcnioii, 
ill E;iii'l';i\ CVjinily, Virginia. 


Ill |ii I'll xIiiLT yt'iir name to a woik avowedly hostile to tliat Kcvolutiou in 
wliicli \oii l)(Pi(^ a (lisliiiuuislicd part, I ;uii not conscious that I (h'serve to 
lie (■liaii:r(| wiili iiicousisleiiey. J do not address myself to the General of 
a Coiiveiilioiial Army ; hut to the late dignified President of the United 
Slates, ilic friend of I'ational and soher freedom. 

A> a Hritish siihject 1 liave oliserved with pleasure that the form of 
( io\(iiinieiit, under which yt)u and your fellow-citizens )iow hope to liiid 
]u a(<' and happiness, however defective in many respects, has, in the unity 
of it's executive, and tlie division of it's legislative, powers, been framed 
alter a IJritish moihl. That, in the discharge of your duty as head of this 
Govcinnient, yon have resisted tliosi^ anarchical doctrines, wdiicli are hardly 
less dangerous to Aimrica than to l\nro]ie, is not more an enlogiuin, on the 
wisdom of our forefatliers, than hononralile to your individual wisdom and 

As a INIinister of Religion I am e(iually bound to tender you my respect 
for having (in your valedictory address to your countrymen) asserted your 
opinion (hat " the only linn supports of [lolitical prosperity are religion 
and morality ;" and that "molality (;an lie maintained only by religion." 
Those best friends of mankind, wlio, amidst all the; din and U])roar of Uto- 
pian reforms, persist to think that tlie affairs of this world can never be 
\vtll a<llnini^tered by men trained to disregard the (iod who made it, must 
ever ihaiiiv you lor thi,s decided protest against the fundamental maxim of 
modern ie\ olulionists, (hat religion is no eoneern of ttu; Slate. 

1 1^ is on these groumh. Sir, llial 1 now presunu.' (and 1 hope not impiM'- 
tinenll)) to add my name to the list of lliose who have dedicated their 
works to you. ( )ne of them, not iiieoiisideralile in fame, from liavini: heeii 
your fulsome ilatterer, has become your foul caluniniator :* to such dedica- 
tors 1 am willing to ]ieisiiade myself 1 have no resemblanee. 1 bring no 
ineeuse lo \our shrine even in a 1 )i'ilie:ilioii. llavinu never paid eiiui't to 
Mill whiUl \ou slioiK! in ail e\alled siaiiou, 1 am not so w<'ak as lo steer 
my litile liark aeross (he Ailaiitic in search of patronage and prelermeiit ; 
or so \aiii as to iniaiiiiie liial now, in the e\eiiiiig of my life, T may yet be 
warmed liy your setting siin. ^Fy utmost ambition will be abundantly gra- 
lilied by your cmidescending, as a private Gentleman in America, to receive 
with candour and kindness this disinterested testimony of regard from a 
pri\ate (,'lerg\nian in MnglaiKJ. 1 was once your iieighliour ami your 
friend: the unhappy dispute, which terminated in the disunion of oiii- re- 
speclivi! countries, also broke oil our personal connexion: but I nevt'r was 
more than your political enemy ; and every sentiment even of ])olilit'al ani- 
mosity has, on my part, long ago subsided. ]*ermit me then to hope, that 
this tender of renewed amity between us may be received and regarded as 
giving some ])romise of tiiat jKu-fect reconciliation between our two coun- 
tries wliich it is the sincer(^ aim of this publication to |ii-omote. if, on this 
tojjic, llna-e lie aiuither wish still nearer lo my heart, it is that you would 
not think it lieiieath you to co-operate with so humble an effort to pnjduce 
tliat reconciliation. 
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^('11 liav(^ hIiowu i,n'L';it iinidciico (:iii(l, in my estinmtion, still iiicatcr 
pati'iotisiii) ill i-csdl villi;- to terminate yonr days in rutirrincnt. To liccdme, 
lio\\r\i r, even at Mount Vernon, a, mere jn'ivalc man, iiy (livcsliiii^ yourself 
of all |iulilic iiitlucnce, is not in yniu' [lowei-. T liupn it is not >uiir wish. 
I'liincimilurcd with the distraeliiiir cares of piihlie lift;, yon may lujw, hy 
the fdix'f of a slill powerfid examide, _i,a-adually train tlie people ai-ound 
you to ;i love of order and si!l)ordination ; and, above all, to a lo\e of 
ji.aee. " lla; tihi eruntartes." 'J'liat y(»n jiosscssimI talents emim-ntly 
well adapted for the hi-'li post you lalely held, frirnds and loes liave eoii- 
ciincd in testifying: be it my pU'asin-^- task thus publicly to declare that 
ym carry baek to your paternal li>;l<ls virtues eijually calculated to bloom in 
the -hade. To resemble C'inciniial us is but small praise: he it yours, Sir, 
to enjoy the calm repose und holy sereuity of a Christian hero; and may 
" the Lord bless your hitter end nior<' than your bcninninir i " 
,-.,-..■ i- - . • • I iiave the honour to be, 

, < Your very sineen; I'^rieiid, 

And most obedient humblo Servant, 
T^'psom, Surr.'v, I Jo.N aiuax Coucijkk. 

■1th Nov. 17.17. j 

WushiiKjfon to Jjouc/icr. 

jMount Vkuxox, If) Auo-ust, 1708. 
Rev" Sir, 

T kn(MV not how it is happened, but the fact is that your favor of the 8tli 
of \ov' last year is but just received, and at a time wiien both public and 
pri\alc business pressed so hard upon mo, as to afford no leisure to ui\<'. 
tht' '■ N'Icw of the Causes and ( "ouM'ipieiiees of the American KeN'olutioii," 
wriKeii by you i.V which you had beeu pleased to send me, a perusal. 

Vor the honor of iis dedication. <^ lor the friendly aiul favorable senti- 
ments which are therein expressed, 1 pray you to accept my ackiiowledi;-- 
ineiil ^: (hanks. 

Not haviiii,r reail the liook, it follows of course that I can express no 
Opinion \viili respect to its political conteiils; but 1 can \euture lo assert 
before hand ^^ u ilh conlidence. llial ihere is no man in eillier couulry more 
/CM Ion I \ (le\di,,|, to re.iee and a -ood undersia ndiui; belwecn ijie two 
";'li"ii- 'liiii I :un. nor one who is more disposed to bury in oblivion all 
aiiimoMties which have subsisted between them ^'v the intjividuals of each. 

I'eat'e with all the world, is my sincere wish. I am sni'e it is (iiir true 
policy— and am persuaded it is the ardent desire of the Ciovernment. 15ut 
there is a nation, ^vhos(; intermeddling; ami restless dis])ositioii and attempts 
to divide, dislract and influence the measures of other countries, that will 
nol suffer us I fear to enjoy this blessin-- hmu, unless we will yield to 
them, our Iv'i-hts and submil lo -ivaiei' injm-ies i\o insults than we have 
alread\ sii-tained. to avoid ihe calaniilies |-esullin^ from A\'ai-. 

^\ hat will be the coiiseqiieiices of our aiiniiii,^ for self defence, that Pro- 
vidence who pcu'inits these doings, in tin; dislui'bers of mankind lK: who rules 
and u'oveiii. all ihin-s alone can tell. To its all powerful decrees w(; must 
Kiilimil, W liil-( we hop(^ ihal (he jn-.lice of our cause, if wai' imist ensue, 
will enlidi' us (o ils protect i(Mis. 

Witii very i^reat Ksteeni, I am 

Your most obed' serv* 


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By Isaac J. Gueknavood, A. INI., of New York City. 

!'"()si's Am;aim Oxoxiknsi.s iiiiurnis u^ tliat IJicIianl lilinmiin, son of 
"Willi.-iiii of Clicpslowo CO., Moniiioulli, |)l(:li., iiKitr'uMilulcd al \c\v Iiiu 
II. ill, Oxford, 2 1 April, Kioa, a^tnl 20; and took liis di ^rrLC of 15. A. 19 
Jail , lli.'l-")-!;. 

Cluiislow was a town on the river AVye, near its conHuence with the 
Severn, and from this, his native place, the Uev. JNIr. lUinman is thought* to 
have come direct to New England through the influence of Mr. iMlvvard 
"W'inslow, then living at Green's Harbour in the riymouth C(dony. lo 
A\'inslow and others the Court of Freemen gave orders, .March o. KJ.'JD-lU, 
to set off certain farm land and a house lot for a minister; " eithei- for Na- 
tiianiel Smyth or some other as the said inhabitants of ( Jreen's Harbour shall 
place in." Mv. Smyth, after marrying, dune 21, 1G40, Anne, daughter of 
'I'homas Bourne, removed to Norwich, Conn., his wife's sister having 
previously married Edward Winslow's youngest brother, dosias. The 
former, writing to Gov. Winthrop from his home, " Careswell," Oct. 10, 
KUO, says '' Mr. rdindman salutes you," and on dan. 2Hth following men- 
tions "the many businesses I have had (and tiie more in regard of iMr. lllin- 
maii's friends that are come to live wiih us and the streightnes of place to 
receive them) and our preparacons to enter into covenant, <^c." 

Green's Harbour was first called Kexhorne by the riymouth government, 
though its cor[)orate name in 1640 was i\iarsh field, dohn Winthrop, in his 
History of New England, says "One JMr. Blinman, a minister in Wales, a 
<fodlv and able man^ canu; over -with some friends of hi.-., and being invited 
to (Ireen's Harbour, near I'linioulli, they went thither, but ere the yere was 
expired (liere fell oiil .some dlflri-mi'e among llirm, \\ hirh liy no means could 
be recuneiled, so lliey agreed lo pail, and he came with his (-ompany and sat 
down at Cape Ann, which at this Court (o: Itt: 1012) was established to be 
a iil.inl.itioii. and called ( iloucesler." 

I'diiimaii had been prop. mn. led at I'lymoulh March 2, \<\ ll)-l,biu, as" Mr. 
Kieliai'd r.lnHlmaii," lie wa.s admilled lo liie freedom of llie Mass. Colony 
„n ilie ilh of llie following Oelober. He and his people, though speaking 
English, were known as "the Welch pari) ," and they oblained a grant 
of land at (ape Ann. 

About the lime of his obtaining the freedom (jf tln^ Colony our young 
iniiiislcr nm-.t lia,ve lakeii a wife, '■ Mary," supposed to have been a sister of 
Dorothy, wift' id' 'riiomas I'arket of Slouglilon, afterwards of Tiquot (New 
London) ; others, Savage says, •• with slight grounds," think she was an own 
sister of Earke. 'I'heir children were : 

i. JnuKMiAU, 1). 20 .July, l(it2; said to have remained in New I>oiidoi: afhr 
Ids father's departure, but \vlio cvciiLuuUy returned to l';iighiii<l ; \v:is 
ni. perliaps twice, and had children. 

ii. EzEKiKL, b. 11 Nov.,lG43; prob. d. youni^. 

iii. AzmivAM, b. 2 Jan., IGIG; thought to be living 1U87. 

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t'l'hoinas I'lirke's eldest brother VVilli;un (sou of IJobert), came out with l.of^er 
Williairis oil the Jdou iu lOol, and lu. Martha, dau. of John llolgravc ol' , Salem ; shed. 
25 AuJ,^, 1708, aged 1)1. 

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iv. N\TH\Nii:r,, ni. ISIartlia; liad dan. Anne. 
V. M vi;(;ai;i;i, hi. liicli. HoAvi-s; li;ul one cliild livinij 1087. 
vi. Hawaii, in. .loliu Wadlaiid, aiul lunl u cliild liviULC 1G87. 
vii. .MMMUii.r, HI. lleiiry AlknuL. 

Ill h'll-'I, Dec. 1, fjoliii Kudccott writes from Salem to (Jov. Jolm Win- 
tlndp .->laiini( tliat he had recently "reci-ived a letter from iMr. Ijliiimau, to 
^i.'lher \\ilh a com|)laiut of the town aL;'aiiist (iriffen's com|iaiiie for .several 
misdeiiuMiiors," such as sal)l)ath-l)i-eal;iiii;, swcariuLj and, the 
men liein^- eiii;n<^'ed at shiphiiildinij;'. 

j\s early as I (i.'JfS, accord'uit;- tt) thc^ Court records oi Salem, '" j\[r. I'hidicutt 
was willed to .scud three nuni to view C'a])e Ann, wh(;tlier it may he cut 
through, and certify how they find it." Allusion is here made to the cutting 
of :i passage hetween what was suhsequciitly Gloucester liarhor and the 
Anisquam river, and leave was given the following May for a Fishing 
J^laiiialiou to he commenced at the C'a])e. CJloucester recoi'ds of l()4o state 
that " Mr. iJliuman, I'aslor, is to cut the heath thrcnigh and to maintain it, 
and halh given him three acres of uplaiul, and Ik; is to have the henefit of 
it, himself and his, forever, giving the inliahitaiit.s ol ihe tow n free pas.^age." 
Sixty-tw o ycai's later a great spring-storm and tide cut a natural channel, thus 
sa\ing the liNliing hoats the ti'ouhle of d(Jiililing lln' Cape. 

In lint fall of I (ifiO Ulinniaii, willi some families of his c<nigregation, 
again removccl ; this time to N<'\\ lA)iidon in the ( 'onne<-ticut Colony, where 
grants of land wen' set olf to them, Oct. I'.l, on the west side of the town, in 
a new street familiarly known as " CajJC Aim i^aiie," or Ann Street. Here 
he received a salary of .£(JU j)er annum, and a house was built for him west 
of the lirst burial ground, on what is now ( Jranite Stri;et. 

Enianucd Downing writing from Salem or Boston, to dohn Winthi'op, dr., 
at i'e(|ii()it, lielwceii M'i;)(» mid '"(I, n^iiallv sends his love aud service to 
" lioii(>t Mr. i'dynmaii and his i^ood wife." 

Oct. -'.S, !(),">•_', (hiv. ,lohn llayiM;s, Hartford, wi'ites to the same party, 
sa\ing, •• I heare that Mr. rdimnan is somewhat vnseiled in his spirret bv 
rt'asuii ol .^timiiie allroiil> li\ ill disposed persons iln'r: i am sorrN to lii'ai-e 
it, Init hope hee will not oiler to phiek liiinsene ficjin \ ou or iis (li\- engadg- 
ing liimsell'e elsi'wher) willioiit eoiiMilting- Magistrates and I'dders li(;are ; 
lor the Court have done that for lielpe to the plaee for Nours, his, tX. the 
( 'h 11 relies sake, that 1 am con tide lit would not ol Iniw ise ha ve been ^i anted." 

Siili .c(pu 111 ly coiiteiil ions alioni nniiiliersliip, discipline ;ind liapl ism arose 
in llie ( linrcli at llarllord, iiiia-caNin^ in \ iolenci' and e.\tending to neigli- 
boiing cliiirclies. Several uiisiiccesslnl atlcinpls waa-e made by iheCieneral 
Coni'i of Connecticut and by t'cclesiastitt councils to heal the liissension, and on 
Feb. iMi, l(;:)(;-7, the C'ourt desired dohn Ku-ssell of Wetherslield, iMr. Wor- 
liam, Sam' Stone and Ixicli'' Blinman "to meet the elders, who slnndd be 
delegated from the other coloines. at Boston, the next June ; and to assist 
in debnlin^ the (piestiiuis proposed by tlui said general court, or any of the 
otliei- eonils, and report the deterniinal ion of the Coniu'il." 

dolin \\ intlirop dr. was elected (.ioNcriuir of Coniieelicut in JMay, J (JTiT ; 
during the fcdlowing winter he rca-eived a long letter from Jonathan l>re\vster 
of l\(pioit, in which he says : "■ I had comed to your "Worshipp, but the season 
will not permit. 1 tlu'reforedesyre cV; intreate you seriously toconsyder what 
I write ot, concerning Mr: Blinman, who standes in a distance from inaiiie 
in onr 'i'oune, as well as from my.-clle, \ ppon sinall grounds ; iiul his per- 
verse will, who can endure noe opposition or contradiction, but in a way 
episcopall t*^ tiranicall, if lus had power to his will, both in Church i.^ lowne, 

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tliut I |irol\;"U liiJ Ih not' way (|ii:(lily((l ior :i |):ist()r in way of ;i;ovi;iiiiii(;iit." 
J t seems that in soim; matter under diseussioii lirewstor had opposed the 
iiiiiiistrr's jiiduMiiL'iit, and tlic town liad declared that, except the latter 
'■ would praeiie.' that conclusion the(y) would not paie liis maintenance." 
A\ lier( uiiDU lUiiiiuan was aroused, and, continues the letter, "he broke 
then into uoides, that he would leave the place, with expressions of discon- 
tiui, wiili fir.v." A town vote taken to decide \\hether they would have 
him sla\, pasM d in the ailirmalivt;. " Aft(;r, in his jiujilick- ttiaehin^s," says 
r>i-e\\slir, •• he throvved halles of fyer particular persons, eV- espetially 
a^alu-.t inv .selft;, thoughe iiot named ; t.liat <r;ive i;reat orCeuce," and, on one 
occa>ion, drew forth a reply from Mr. IJrewstcr. Suhsecpiently it was pro- 
posed to send four or iive of the congregation " to see if they could re- 
move the iirevmices that lyes in iMr. Ulyndman brest, if he would make 
them knowi'U, and the knowini;- to admit debate"; they were ai- the same 
time to express a willin,i;ne>s on the i)art of the town for him to sta_\ , but the 
minister " thancked the Towne, v\: whereas he had a call to aiinther place, & 
the next day was thither yoiug, lie j)romised he would not ennajie himselfe 
liefor he returned, <tc." IJrewster desii'cd the Covernor's ''helpe for this 
poore Towne, to helpe vs compose dilferences " ; but any attempt at recon- 
ciliation was unsuccessful, and tin; irate parson soon shook the dust of New 
London fi'om his feel and pi-oeeedid to New llaveu. 

Jan. .')(), 1 (lo7-S, John l)a\t;nporl, of the latter place, wi'ites ( b)V. AVin- 
thmp at llarlford as foMows: "'I'lioiinh this beini;- the last day of the 
wei'ke, <*v- b\ .Mr. l>lynman's staying,' the Lords day at (Jillford, i am dis- 
appointed of his exjjt'cted helpe; so that the whole workc, of ]. reaching 
bouth times and administi-ring the Lord('s) supper, lyeth upon me, whereby 
I am constrained to be as briefe, in tliese lines, as I may." After this 
Elinman ai)pears to have liad no regular calling, and though the journal of 
Thomas Minor of New London and Stonington, under date of July 27, 1G59, 
says i\[r. lilinman ''taught" in the former ])lace, it is evident that the 
reverend gentleman was already i)rcparing to return to England, to which 
end he raised some funds in May by selling a portion of his libraiy to \ale 
College- Savage states that a k'tter written by him from Newfoundland to 
]\[r. I)aveni)ort, on Aug. 'I'l following, mentions his arrival and hi.-, ha\ing 
declined oifers to settle there. 

In Januar\-, 1H70-1, he was Tning at Uristol "in the Ca^le." and 13 of 
2d mo., 1C)77, K'ev. John i>ishop of Stamford, t'onn., in a letter to liev. 
Increase ?»Lither of Uo.^ton, encloses another to bo forwarded to ?>lr. lilin- 
nian, "who," he savs, '• I su]»i)ose you may likewise know, i.^ ha\ e acipiaint- 
ance w'' all." Ki;i;. xxv. .")7."). 

("alamy's Nonconfoi'mists' iALmual (2d iMlit., London, 1777) observes : 
" \\r mav hei-e, also menlion som(; that li\(<l in lirislol, tho' they had been 
cjeelid in oilier )ilaces ; as i\L-. Liehard lilinman, who had ln^eu minister 
of Chepstow, but whether ejeeled or not is imc<Tlain." 

Mather, in his llistoiy of New laigland, has this account of him : " After 
a faithful dischaig«; of his ndidslry at (ilocester and at New London, he re- 
turned into Lngland, and li\ing to a good old agt;, he who, whei'eM'i' ho 
came, did set himself to do good, concluded his life at the city of lirislol, 
where one of the last things he did was to defend in ])rint the ecaise of 
Infant IJaptisni," in an t;ssay tending to issue the controversy. A certain 
" IL J).", /.('. Henry Daiivia-s, who is st\ led ''anabaptist and politician" 
(Dict^'. of iXational Biography, .\vi. -'i'.)), ])ublislied in I Iw-'! "A 'i'ri'atlse of 
Baptism." To this, it seems, IMinmau issued an "j\iiswi'r," which must 
liave been of soint; extent, for in a " Kejoynder" he refers (p. 20) to what 

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he liatl said at ]i. IDO of llie ''Answer," and he woiihl appear to have been 
a(;(|iiaiiil»'d wiih lluhiiw, as well as with Greek and Latin. Of the 
*'Aiis\\(i\" ilicrc is 11(1 copy in the Brilisii iMnscuin, and in the (Jatalogiie of 
the liodlciaii, a library which is rich in works of this class, no book by lUiii- 
iiiaii is Hit utioiicd. 'I'hc same may l)(; said of the Calalogue of the Library of 
'I'rinity ( '(i1K;l;(s Dublin. 'I'hc •'Answer" is therefore undouI>tcdly very 
rare. IWiniuan followed suit witii a small tract entitled : 

" A Kijoyiuler to Mr. Henry Daiivers Brief frieiidly Reply To my Answer 
about liiiaiil IJaptisin. Uy liiciliard IJlimnaii, Minister of the Gospel. Loiuloii. 
rrinteil I'or Thomas Wall, liookseller in Hrislul, 1(17.')." 

Daiivers in the meaiilime had seiil forth : 

" Innoci'iicy and Truth Vinilicat-iMl With a brief Answer to Mr. Bliu- 

nian's iLssay." Tlie " J5rief and Friendly lieply " occupies pp. 177-172. 

Llinnian's rather quaint will, made and proved in 10S7, is found on re- 
cord in the Consistory Court of Bristol, ;;s follows : 

I Hichard Blinman Minister of the Gosjiel of Christ havimj- lived to the atce of 
72 years and somewhat more and l)eini;- iio\v under iniii'inilies of Body do think 
it my duty to set my House in order Ix'fore 1 dy»'; and to express my fidl minil 
and meanini; in tliis my last Wid ami TestanuMit. And 1. — 1 d<iu now ai;ain (as 
throULih (Irace 1 have dime 50 years since) re>it;n my self into the llamlsof (iod 
the fatlier throituii Jesus Christ my only r\lediai(inr in w hose Kiuhteousness alone 
by tlaitli I look for I'artlon of Sins and Jnstilication and Peace av"' God by the 
liclp of the holy spirit. Next I l)u(iueath my Body to be tlecently buried near to 
my deare Wife ; and as for my Worldly ucxnls wherewith God hath endow'd me, 
though ii' liath not been so lardi;e a I'ortion as many others ha\'o had, yet 
Messed be the name (if my u'racious God it hath i)eeii snllicient all aloiiu for me 
and my nunn rous tl'amily, and what little I have to dispose shall he a.-> follo\v(.'lh. 

Imprimis 1 .nivi' and l)e(pieatli unto my son in law Kichard Boancs and my 
Dan.iiiiter i\Iari;:iri't his Wife and to theii' Child noAV livini!,- (1 liavinii' not iMouy 
to bc.-tow upon [•■•■/(■. J 1 ,L;ive ami Ixipiealh) lo pound Avei^ht of ])r. Starky's Pill 
and half a Pound of (Jyle of Amlier and a (,;nart li(jttle full (;f the 'J'incture of 
8tarlcy's Pill l)iaplK)reti(d^ a \'ial liottle full of the Tincture of .\mber and 
anoi hi r I'.oi I le of j.andMnn liipiidum tart ari/.at urn, IL' or l."> di'ops of \\ hicli in an 
eipnd (^>ininlily id' ,M;iL-eM) Sack >.^ Popi'V wao'r, is •j.n)A iiuain-^t tlie ('llll^ll, aJM) 
se\rr;dl Divinity l)ooks which I shall e\pre>s pait icni.aiiy in a (alaloiiue 
aiinexi.'d to this my \\\\\, also her dear .Mother's best Trnni; A\ith other tliiiii;s in 

Item. I .siive and Bequeath to my Son in law John [.s/c] Wadland and to my 
Danu'lili'i' Hannah his Wife and to their Chililren now living. my be>t Bed with 2 
iSolstii's L' Blankets and the Kn.u helon-im;' to 1 hem and also L' I'ound of Starky's 
I'ill and also I he si-\ rral di\ inily books nuailioned in the {_'atali/,i;'ue anm^xed to 
tiu.s my Will; also [ uiv-e and beipie;ith to my said Daughter Hannah a Vial 
liotile ol' the Tincture of A mher and also ;; of my red Chaii-s and L* (;f the matted 
Cllai^^, al.-o a Goune of hei- .Mother's and a new iMorninic Gown. 

Itt III. 1 ,ui\e aiul bei|uealh to my Son in Law Henry .\court (.\ 'Court) and my 
Dae^htei' Margaret his Wife the several Divinity and History books exi)ressed 
in Ihi' aloie,s;dd Cataloiine annexed to this my \vill. 

Jiihi. l,ui\cand beipieaHi to my Son Nathaniel all my Physical latin books 
as also SI \ eial other Disinily books \n ' '' 1 shall mention in the aforesaid ('ala- 
loune anni X'd to this my \\"i\\ :dso 1 uiv-e and heipnalh lo n;)' said son Natiianiel 
•J pound of Slai l:v',; Pill and also that he shall lia\<' lihertN lo idioo>c t of my 
J':n,-li-h l'h\sick 'hooks. 

Jlciii. I uive and beipk'ath to my Daughter in I.aAV Martha Blinman a small 
piece of Gold and Mr. liouers's Sermons upon Jndgi's and also Tiionias J'hillips 
Lanientalioiis ov a Treatise, of Hell. 

//((/(. 1 Liive and bt-iineath to .Vniie Blinman her Daiiiihter and iiiy (iraiid- 
ehilile no\\ w'l' nie a new Trunk m.irkcd w"' the |etlri-> of her Xame, wherein I 
]ia\e eausrd di\i Is lllin^s lo l)r pnl II)) and k(-pt for her av hich I shall not here 
mention, to::ether av"' the Money a\ hich is in her oAvn little 'J'ruiik ; Avliich Trunk 
and the things in it 1 shall leave in the Custody of my lleverend friend M"' 

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IDOO.] Hev. llUhard ]>Unman. 43 

Thomas rnlnur Miiiislirof the (iosixl, and .M'^ .Jrrciiiiali llohvcy Sun'' in Corn- 
hUi'ct, to lie ki'pL I'di- tliu Cliilil's use and to be disposed of to lier by thciii both 
as tlu y siiall sic niccl ; llicy ha\'ini; cacli of thcni u Kfy to the said 'rruid<. 

Itnii. 1 i:ivi' and bcijuealh unto uiy Khlest Hon Jeremiah Blinnian (wlioni I 
make my >oli' Kxeeutor of tins my la>t Will and Testament) all llie rest of my 
i^oiiils and Cleililrs and I'lixsieal thinus \\ilh()nt exception, pro\ided y' Avhen he 
halli made sale of w' is to be sold, if liis liroilicr, my Son Azrikam Blinmaii, be 
alive and shall apprar, that he sliall pay him U) founds \u\(\ y' the rest of the 
liDods or just snmm of them shall lie i^ivm unto the ehildrcn that he hath or 
siiall iia\e liy M" Kli/.abelli Uliiunan lii^ now ^Vife my Dauuiiter in Law, to w'^^'' 
Mlizabrth 1 al.>o bequeath imh; tiniiiy as a token of my lovr. 'I'liis my last Will 
and Testament 1 have dietated from the beuiiiinnL; tdlie' lOnd, bein^- through the 
inerev of (iod of clear sense and i)erfect use of Keason. April Wethiesday i;j"> 

1 do a[)point my dear and trusty H'rt-iuds M^. Jeremiah Ilohvey Sen^ I)'' Chancy, 
.M' Ali'xaniler Dolemau, M' John Hiehardson, and Mr Kdmond Keddisii ; or any 
two cd" them to be my (Jverseers of tins my last Will ami Testament. It is my 
Will and 1 shall reipiire it of my Son Jeremiah my sole Executor y'lie take a 
earr of the ei\il and llelinious Kdueation of my lirandehilde, Anne lUinnian, 
until she lie ill to be put abroad; he shall be suppruHl \v"' divers thini^s towareis 
lit r maintenance both by her Mother and l)y ilie Keepers of the Keys of her 
Trunk before si)ecilled and this is the Conclusion of this my last will anil Testa- 

Witnesses : Sam. Lloyd KiciiAitD ,o ,, 

John 1)I!Kw Bi.inman ^^^^^' 

' Ciiitisroriiiit UouKurs 

i'roved at lUistol, July 20, 1C87. 

[WImt follows is einlorsed on the Will.] 

A Catalogue; of IJooks w*^^'' I bequeath to my !Son & Daughter Bows.. 

Mr. r»nrron^hes two volumes on Ilosea. 

Dr. Tlioni: Cioudwin's works in one vol: 4°. 

Sympson's Church History. 

Luther on the Galatians. 

iMr. Stnkely's Gospel-Glass rep^sentins the Miscarriages of English Professors. 

Mr. Mall's oiler of help to sullerings [sic]. 

Mr. iJridges seasonable truths in y*^ worst &c. 

]\Ir. ]{ows life & Dcatli. 

The Man of Sin. 

Mr. Kicli: Mather's life & Death, w«'» divers others in the same Vol : 

2 of David's I'.salm books. 

7- .ll'rt iiidlij un.iicrrs (<> U: I): about Ac. 

12 llrjnijtiil, rs to II: 1>: his n-jih/. 

A failhfuU Discovery of a Treacherous design of Mysticall Antichrist. 

The .Alorning Exercise a^^ i'opery in Lecture sermons jn-eachcd at Southwark.. 

Mr. Vavasor Powells* Concordance. 

Selater's E\]Kisition Avith notes on the 1 Ep: to the Thessalonians. 

My best ( 'nlpiper's Dispensatory. 

A Catalogue of books w''' I botjueath to my Sou it Daiigh: Acourt. 

The Iq.islle of GiUlas. 

Mr. Diek-onns Explanation of the Ei): of Paul to the Hebrews. 

A Iriiidly debate between Sa(an v<; Sherlock. 

J)r. (t\N(n's moi lilleal ion id' sin in bel(i\ers. 

A Confi'ssion of ll'aith owiu'd by the l'"dders in New Eng: 

Articles of Christian Religion by Autluirity of Par'. 

Eusebins's Ecclesiastical History. ' 

1 of David's psalm books. . • . u- . ., : • 

Mr. Mall's Exhortation iu Holy living. , > ■ 

* ■y'av. I'owi 11, Chaplain of M. (ieii. Thomas Harrison in Wales, (ind called i)y Woods, 
in his ]'"u-ti ()\on, " a yiUiIy headed person and second brother to Uu^'li Peters." 
vol.. l.IV. 1 

"i)M ). . / II (..). Ill 

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-.'J. . fl 

11 j; « :.• 

U Settlers of Chester, JV. S. [Jan. 

IVIr. Wills [iiic] Viiulicjition of Iiifaiit Baptism. 

The lIi>liiryoal Hooks of y'' Holy Scriptures by Leonard Here. 

in^klieck's "I'loteslauts Kvideiiee. 

Mr. \Valker on the Sabbath. 

A Ciitaloiiue of books w''' I bequeath to my Sou & Duuyh: ^Vadlaad. 

ISlr. HuL^h Tetcrs' last Lc,<j;acy. 

A Call from Heaven by Increase Mather. 

Christian «!i Conjuiial Couneel; 1 of David's Psalms. 

^Iv. Slirpl)erd"s Sermons vpon the M'ise & foolish Virgins. 

The oltice & use of the moral Law by Mr. Ilinde. 

Culpeper's Dispensatory ^v"> a red Cover. 

A Catalogue of books w''' I becjueath to my Sou Natlianiel Bliuman. 

S' Charles Wolseley's reasonablenes of Christian belief. 

Die: Anibrosii Ca-lpini. 

Opera Theolouieoru Hieron; Zancliii Tomas tertius. 

Syntaiiuia TheoloL;i;e Christiane ab amando Polauo. 

Andrc'U' lliveti disputationes. 

Hiefoii: Zanehii Miscellaneoru lilj: 3. 

My rocket Latin liihle. 

]Mv Pocket Creek Ti'stainent. 

Bullin.:;er's Decades, in small folio. 

Bishoj) Abernethy's Treatise containing Pliysick for Soul & body. 

Sleidianus' his Lexicon. 

A ('alaloi;u«' of books w'" I l)e(|ucath to my Dauglitcr in Law INIartha 
1 of David's I'salm books. 

A Disswaslve from ("onforniity to the World by H: S: 
God, a Christian's choice by Sanuu.1 Vinny. 
Benelicld's Conunentary on the 1 chai): Amos. 




('uiilriliuk'ii I13 Miss lvMii.\ W. l.iiAMir, uf Kost.on, M;i.s.s. 

Kkv. John Six^comhi:, bom in Aledford, ]\rass., April 25, 1708, 
II. I). 172.S, settled over the CongTegational Church of Harvard, 
Mass., 1733. lie was of a hunioroiis, jovial bent, and, after some 
parisii (liiiieidties had arisen and been settled, he asked for a letter of 
dismission, then started as a " ('oi)o-rcgational missionary " for Ches- 
ter, Limcnbnr!^ county, Nova Scotia. lie bcuan to write a Journal 
the vciv dav he sailed' \hn\\ Tx-ston, 17.V.>, and kejjt it cojitiuuously 
until aliout I7(;!l. It is a small manuscript, about six inches by 
foia-, written in a iirm, even, scholarly hand, sewed into coarse, 
orayish brown pa[)cr c(jvers. In it he wrote: "This book is de- 
8io;ne(l soK-iy ibr the use and improvement of my own lamily." At 
its cud was tiic following' valuai>le list of early settlers. On the 
outer coNcr is written in bold chai-acters : " i(»r flohn l)isaneon," one 
oi'lhc prominent Chester nu'U, and it is likely that Mr. Hcsancon 

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1 !)()().] Setllers of Chcder, N. S. 45 

prcHeiitc'd it to the X()\:i Srotiii Ili-storical Society, who now hold it, 
in coiii[):iiiy \\\\\\ a huok of like (liiiu'ii.sioii.s written Ijy Jolin Sec- 
(■oiiih(;',s (]aiii;liter, heautit'iil [)eiiiiian.ihip elo.sely reseniljles licr 
father's, and whoae record, i?tar(iii<,f in \1W,\, while tliey were atill in 
their Harvard home, and continued until 17 ()'.), supplies many items 
that her merry father's lacks. 

Tiinothy Ilouubtun, J»olton, wife and ;} chilih-cn, 

]\rajor -lolni Shepherd, Stoughtou 

lU'iijainiii liridge, wile, 3 clilldren 

Saimiel ^^"aters, wife, 1 child, 

Ralph Nesham, wife, 1 child 

]5riien A'^oiukes Coinings, wife 2 children, 

Isaiah Thomas, wife, "> children, fnnii Kingstowu, 

Nathan Wtxxlhury, wMc, .'i children 

Saniiiul dennison, wife, I child, from l^ittleton, 

David Miller, I'rom jMiddlebnry, single, 

Jeremiah Rogers, wifo, 7 chihh-en, Hanover, 

Thomas Rogers, single, Hanover, 

Simon Floyd, single, Halifax, 

Thomas Floyd, single, Halifax, 

.lohn luMoi'ds, wife, 1 cliilthen, Pend)roke, 

ls;tac ^Vatson, wife, 1 children, I'lymptown, 

Joseph Whitlemor<>, wile, 2 children, Shrcwshury, 

Aaron IMason, wife, *) children, ]\larlhurough, 

John Honghton, single, liolton 

Nathaniel Turner, wife, 2 children, Lancaster, 

.Joseph Turner, single, Lanciaster, 

Tiiomas (ii;inl, wife, '•> children, Lancaster, 

Patrick Sutherland, 10s(p 

Roherl. Mi-'lvin, 1 children, Concord, 

.lohn i\Li'>on, single, Lexington, 

Eleaser Ivanden, wife, 3 children, Pembroke, 

Israel Lovet, single, Piscata(|iia 

'l'hom;is Arnistidng, wife, I children, Casco iJav, 

Nichol.i.^ ( 'oiiiey, singh', Casco Hay, 

.lonathan I'rcscott, son of Cajilain -lonalhan Prescott, of Halifax, 

Philip Knant, wife, .'5 children, ianienhnrg, 

Adolph Wiederholtz and son Francis, i> years, Luuenhiirg 

Jcjhn Ijouus, linnenhurg 

(ieorge CoUicnt, wife, 1 child, Halifax, 

Cajdain .lolin .\tword wife, 1 child, 

•lohn Crook, wife, 2 childreu, Lunenburg 

Abi'aham liradshaw, wife, o children, Lexington 

Fdniislei- Hanuuond, single, Rochester 

Nathaniel Leonard, JNlajor Shepherd's grandson, Stoughton 

These are obliged to have houses built in Chester this fall with inhabi- 
tants in them. 

From Rev. John Secconibe's i)iary, who went from Harvard, JMass. to 
ChcHLer, N. S. 

fi (.. or' I i( * . ;• 1, ■!'• 

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40 Nicliolas Manyer of Guilfovd, Conn. [Jan, 

,Iiily ;!(). 175"J 

Set sail I'luin Uo.stoii in a sloo)) The crew were Captain, Robert'lMcGown 
and sou IJohert mate, Kobert Monntnoniery Gregory Bi-ass, of Uingliam, 
AValtfr Uourk, from Ii'eland, passcnifer, 
'riiomas I'artridiie, Iiirrd in the vessel. 
Captain dames ^'ickols, lioston, ])asseni^er, 
Stephen Cireenleaf of B(.ilton, passenger 
donas and Ebenezer Culler, sutleis, from Halifax, 
(Captain 'Jlnu)thy Houghton, wife and o children 
Aaron iNlason, wife and f) children 
.loseiih W'hittemorc, wife and 2 children 
Kobert Mtdvin, of (Vnu^ord 
John Houghton, of Bolton 
Sarah I>rinle_v, of New Rutland 

[NoTi:.— Kev. Mr. Secconit)e ^vas the author of tlie famous humorous poem, 
"Father Abbey's Will," which was publislied in May, 1732, botii in the (Jentle- 
iiian's Maiia/Znu' and in tlie KiiroiKaii Afauazine. It was reprinted in tin; i\Ias- 
saehusclts Maj^a/.ine in IvJoveniber, 17'.) t, and in 18.31 by John<;(i(jii Sil;lcy, 
inapauiphh't with inlruchiction and biographical note. See Drake's Uicliunar'y 
vf AiiurUau Biayntplnj. — EDrrui;.] 


('()ni|iiUtl liy tlic Hon. K. I). S.MVin and L'ouinniuic.alL'il liy lii:HNAiu> C. Stkixlr. 

1. Niciiui.Asi^ J\H:n(;i;u was a sle|)-son of llenr^' (Joldani, an early 
settler of (iuilfonl, and jirobably came (hitlu'r with his step-hither. He 
was pi-.ibably the son of Frances, the w iie of Henry (Joldam and liad a half- 
sister. Susannah (ioldani, who married John Bishop, .Ir. of (iuilford. 
(iold.iiii had no olhi'r children, and by his will ('I'own IJeeords, \o\. c, fcilio 
it»l) daird July ;t, II'.CI, lefl lo .Xiejiclas M iniger, his '• sou in h, w," " all 
my land in the Neck, pa\ing myself, if demanded during jn\ life tinuj, 
one barley eoiai by the year by way of acknowledgement," and, after 
my death, if my wife shall survive and shall demand the same, the sum of 
five bushels of whete by the year, but if she miss denuuiding in or at tlie 
very expiring of the year, then to be free from any payment that present 
year, and at the death of lu) foresaid wife, to be to liim fully and fi'eely and 
to his heiis tuie\'ei-." .Airs. Frances Coldham survived her husband and 
dii'd on Januaiy h'!, I ('.7 1 . The laixl left Ni(diolas i\Innger was situali;d cm 
the noilli bank of the Nei'k Ri\er on the pnblie road, and he is supposed 
to have settled thereon as early as 1 (■»;') 1. He mariied Sarah ilnll on .June 
2, 1G;V.). and died on Oetolu^r K!, IOCS. His age is not kiKjwn, but he was 
probalil\ not beyond nn'ddle life. His widow m.iriied Dennis CVampton in 
ICtO!) ami died on Jannai'y .'il, 1 CiSl). .Altm-ei- w;is one of the poorer 
planlei,^ and Seems to lia\c been soniewhal diMnderly in his y(jnlli. The 
folhiuin- lettei', dated October 1, KiGH, is interesting. It was copied by the 
wilier, Dr. i;i:iy oi- Bryan liossiler, on a fly le.if of (UH' of his medical 
books—" i''iancioci Valesii Covariobieiisis in Libi<jH J lippocratis de Rloi'bis 

i;.)! ,;J ,.. . n 'l 

i.ii ,01, -t ' I ; . 1 :> '•■ ; 

I'.IOO.j Nichohts i\ruv(jer of (ruUford, Conn. 47 

|)()|iiilariliu.s Coinineiitariii," vvliicli hook is now in the lihniry of 'I'linity 
('(iII(l;c, llartt'did, C'oinu'cticiit. "Deacon (Jeorge Bartlett : I have heen 
ol'u-n KollicMleil lo (h)e for Nieo. IMonger in his sail comlition, and liave oft 
\isit((i him ami aiUniuistered in time of his distemp : since his s<ji'es hreak- 
iir.;' out and running 1 have seen them, used meancs to (dense them and liave 
Imni time lo time informed tliem that he must liave constant attendence, 
and lie under a course of phisiek if his life be saved, if nieanes be not used 
he w ill live long in misery, if much nieanes be used it is not for one man to 
licaic the burden neyther is one only called to shew mercy. I have not re- 
fused to atten<l him, but rather desyre some other and I will be double my 
pporlion towards the expence. Whoever ;ittends him, it will be double the 
char:^c to attend him in the j)lace where he is, wherever comfortable dyet 
uiuM lie sutable to his weaknes and distress and atteiulance added beyond 
w t his wife can doe, a society of Indians ioyne helpfulliu'S to one of there 
nwiie in distress, he must take a course of phisiek to Divert the currant of 
humors if one running sore be healed, the humors will have vent at another 
place, and pist-ntly will be another swelling they say he is to weake to take 
|ilii>ick, liut lis a stronger thing to dy tln'u to take phisiek, and if be becomes 
teiin times wcakiM', yet then he nuist take phisiek or dy. tiiese things I 
write to diseliargi' myself and let the loss of life and neglect of mercy ly at 
llie right doori:.'" 

in addition to the land on the Neck, Nieliolas JMunger bought from 
(ienrge 11 Hand the houndot, containing an acre and an half bought by Hi- 
land or Highland from Thomas Uetts, "lying in the IMaine, fronting up to 
the street near agt Mr. W'hitlields rearing back to the swamp, the lands of 
the sd Mr. AVhilfield lying next on the South." 

The childicn of Nicholas and Sarah (Hull) Munger were : 

•2. i. .loHN,- 1). April 20, lOdO; d. Nov. ;?, 1732. 
;i. ii. Samudi., 1j. KK;,"); d. March;"., 1717. 

"1. doiiN" i\li \(;i;ic (jXicholds^), lived in (iuill'ord, and marrieil Mary 
l'l\ails, June ."i, lliSj. She died dune, 17.'! I. He was a weaver 
and had a list in 17 IG of I'l.'Kl C. ;{. 
1 lis ehildren were : 

1. M \u\\ h. Jan. Ifi, IGSS-G; d. yoniiff. 
-I. ii. .luiiN, 1). Awj.. l',», ir,s7; (1. Oct. "), 17r.2. 

lii. M\i;\, I). .\u-. l;», l(;s;i; d. March l.s, 1722; m. Joshua Loete of 

(Juiir.ud. Juue 2(;, I7t)'.». lie il. April 21, 1712. 
1\ . Ann; wi., I). Fd). 2(i, ICIU ; d. Oct. 23, l7t;0; ni. Jonalhan Dudley of 
(luiir.ird. Awix. C, 1712. lie died Jan. 4, 1750. 
.'-. '. . i'.iiiM/iat. b. July 4, l(i!i;5; d. June 2'J, l72it. 

\i. (Mrii, h. May IG, ICOo : d. young, 
i). \il JiiNvniK.N, 11. .\pril 14, ](;:)7. 

7. \ili. .I..-IAU, li. July 21), I7i>4; d. Feb. 21, 1780. 
Is . K v< nia., b. 17(iti ; iudieeilc. 

."{. .S \ MI I I - .\h \i,i:it (Xi'-/Hil((s^). by Andrew Leete, Assistant, married 
In Sarah Hand, dan-hler of Joseph, Oct. 11, 1 CHS. She married iM, 
Caleb \V(Mid\\(irth, and died August 1, 17;')!. Samuel Munger 
liveil in i'last (iuilfoiil and hail a list of ,£'>(> 11. 0. in 171G. In 
liJ'JC) he wa8 permitted to build a Sabbath Day house in Guilford. 
His children weii' ; 

8. 1. Sami ^.I.^ b. Kel). 7, IC'M)- d. .May, 1728. 
'.). ii. Josioi'ii, b. Jan. Ii), 1(;'.)J; d. 

iii. Sai{.\ii, b. Marcli IG, lG",)4-r. ; ni. - — - — Sbl|)nian. 
iv. Dki.ivkuancic, b. March 12, 1G1)7; ni. liicluird Murougli of Coven- 

y ii 'tt; 1 .vj iji // I I'ln- ■ ■ •• ;^^, - f> 

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48 Nicltuhis J\lnn<jer of (iuilford. Conn. [Jan. 

V. NATiiANii'.r,, b. Kol). 20, IC!)',). 
10. vi. .Iami;s, b. May 15, 1701; d. Jan. 10, 1781. 

vii. .\;, 1). Feb. 1, 17u^; ni. Daniel Cultun of Killingwortli, Oct. 18, 

viii. Ja.nk, 1). Feb. 27, 1705; ni. Culel) Woodworth, probal)ly her step- 

•1. John'' I\rL;\(iKii, Jr. {John;- Nicholas^), of East Ouilfoni, had u 
of £17 1. 0. lie married Deborah Freneh, 1710. Sho died iMarch 
la, 17(;i. 

Their chihlren were : 

i. l)INAIl^ b. April 5, 1712, at Durham; rn. Dea. David Dudley, Oct. 
12, 1733. 

ii. Lucy, 1). Sept. 10, 1713, at Durham; m. Justus Hall, March G, 1740. 

iii. John, b. May 15, 1715; d. sin,u:le. Oct. 1, 1787. 

iv. Jehiel, b. Feb. 18, 1717; d. April 3, 1751. 

V. Kkuuen, b. March 10, 1719; d. youui,'. 

vi. HuLDAii, b. Jan. 20, 1721; m. Moses Blachlev, Jan. 10, 1744. 

vii. Mauy, b. May 13, 1723; ni. John AUis, Feb. 3, 1742-3. 

viii. Wait, b. March 28, 1728; d. 1777. He lived in East Guilford and 
married Lydia Kelsey, May 21, 1752. Their children were : 1. 
L>jdia, b. Nov. 8, 1753; d. July 11, 1827; m. Simeon Dudley, 
Avho died March 18, 183U, aijed 84. 2. LijvKin, b. 1755; m. 
• , . Elizabeth Coe. 3. Luctj, b. 1700; d. sinirle, Dec. 20, lb44. 4. 

J,liiil, b. March 24, 17r,3; d. single, March 31, l.stl. 5. Sanih, 
1). 17(;(;; d. Xwii. (I, 1843; m. Timothy Dowd, Jr., of East Gnil- 
ford, who il. .May 28, 1,S3(;, au'ed CC. 

ix. Kkiuocca, b. 1731; m. ICheue/.er Dudley, Sei)t. 10, 1750. 

o. Khi;nk/,ki{=' iMnNciKit {Juhit;- yichold)^^),^^ \\as[ (hiilford, married 1st, 
Anne Scranton, May 27, 1717. She died April 20, 172o. 2d, 
Susannah llidd)ai'(l of lladdam, .July (i, 172(1. After his death she 
married Josiah C'ramptou of (iuilford, Kel). 11, 17;3;5, wluj died Feb. 
■ 12, 177(;. Shi' lived until IMarch 2.";, 17S.S. Khenezer jMnni;er's 
lisl ill 171 (1 was f.'l I. 

\\y his iirst wile, liis chilih-eii \\<;ie: 

i. EitioNK/.Ki;,' b. SepL. ;;, 171.S; d. .hiiie 2(), 17113; m. Anna Eee, 

daunhter of Jonathan, May 3, 1712. Siie died Xwj:. 22, I7S8. 

Their children were: 1. Aniu-,'' 1). Jan. 28, 1713; d. Dec. 28, 

1.S21; III. Calel) Duilley of Ciiilfonl, Jan. 18, 17(;!l. He d. Sept. 

II, IS02. 2. 0///V, I.. Oct. 10, 1717; d. Drc. 3, IS(H); in. Samuel 

Dudley of (iuillord, Oel,. 10, I71»7. lie d. Dec. 17, 181!). .3. 

l':in'iii-u\ ij. June 3, 1755; d. Apial 10, 1S3I; m. Saraii (Jraves, 

daui;liter of Nathaniel. She d. Jan. 183',», aued 77. 4. Ji^si', b. 

\n<^. 20, 1757; d. 1840; lived at IJerijen, N. Y., and m. Eliza 

Ilotchkiss, daughter of David of AVoodbury, who d. ageil 8U, 

Nov. 1845. 

ii. Caleb, b. Sept. 24, 1722; d. Feb. 15, 17tt7. Lived at North l?ristol 

(now North Madison), and was deacon in the church there; m. 

Sarah Slannard, Nov. 5, 1747. She d. July G, 1817. Their 

children were: 1. Siiruh,'' b. Oct. 1!), 1748; m. Miles Mnimer, 

her cousin, and d. Nov. 'J, 1824. 2. A.:itb<ih, b. M;iy 23, 1752; 

m. I'.enjamiu Norton of KillingwoiLli, Kiillaiid( ?)" and Ivist 

]51o(nnlield. 3. L'lias, b. Feb. 17, 175(;, moved to l^ullaiid, Vt., 

about 171)8. 4. Ilnunah, b. Dec. (i, 1757; m. Josiah Miini,n;r, 

her cousin. 5. Ebcr, b. March 10, 1702; d. May 10, 1830; m. 

Jnly 11, 171)1, Clorinda liackns (b. June 25, 1770), dungliter of 

Itev. Simon of Noi'th Brist(d, who d. 1854. C. />'r/a, Ij. Juno 1 

1700; d. March 15, 1781. 

iii. Ui;riu;.N, b. March 28, 1725; removed to Noifolk, Ooimecticnt, 

about 1770; m. Jiuie 18, 1748, Elizjibelh, dauiiliter of Jcmatlian 

Dudley of East (Juilford. Their children Mere : 1. iXal/uaiicl,'' 

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v.; Ill, 

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I'M).] Nicholas Manger of (fui/furd, Conn. 


b. Jan. 30, 174',.; rcn,.,v. d Ln Norfolk ITC/.). 2 .Wn>a7 b. Au^. 
;iO, 1750. 3. licuhcn, b. April 'JL', 17o2 ; (. Apnl U,, 7... 4. 
r-ul,,-,, 1) l'\-b 2(; 1751. 5. J(Onilhiin, h. Nuv. .50, 1/55. G. 

Dndlcij. 10. Sai,uicl. 
iv. Si.MKoN, b. March :iS, 1725; d. May 11, 1/2;). 
The only chiUl ui l^lu'uu/.cr an.l Susannah (lIublKir.l) Munger 

V. Smiiox, b. April G, 1727; d. March IG, 1S15; lived in I^.st Onil- 
ford; ni. Sarah, dan-htcr of Josial.Scranlon,,luly 3,1,.. 1. Sic 
d Dec. 15, 1815, a-.uUH3. Tlu'ir children Mcrc : 1. A""'"'^ !'• 
Dec 7 1752- d. Oct. 1S33. lie was a -otdsnuth, and lived in 
lleddinir, CnnecLicut; ni. L-is Lyon llier.-. 2 Capt Josiah, h 
ct ur, 17.54; d. An.i-. 1,S3,S; m. 1st, Anne Lee, 'l=tn|;i.t^r of 
Jonathan, Ma.x-h 22, 1780. She d. Nov H, 17',)'J, a^'cnl 1_.); 2 , 
Hannah Coe, Avho d. June 14, 1837. 3. JAnv/, h. Nov. 3 1 /..(., d. 
Jun" 840; uu 1st, Andrew Leete Stone of East GnlUord Jan. 
4 1781 lie d. Feb. 8, 1785. 2d, Samuel ILoyt ot East (Judton, 
Avho d.' Oct. 5, 1820. 4 Wi/Uys, b. Feb. 'J, l''!!;/'- J=y'- ^l- 
^835; m. Jan. 19, 1785, Hester Hand, daughter of y"''^:.;vho 
died March 12, IStO, 'a-ed 85. 5. Nahrl, b Dec 17 1 / >2 , • 
Nov. 11), 1833; ni. Tin.olhy Graves of East Gudford, May 20, ■ 
1785. lie d. Jan. C, I8l!i, a.;;ed 90. 
,l0N\Tii\N' Mi.N*a:u [Jo/u,:- .V/V//,>Ars'), lived in Woo.Umry, Con- 
licotlcut, and married 1st, Sarah Ciraves, ,)an._.l 1/^1, who dm\ 
Deo. ;n, 17-25 ; iM, Aggephe Lewis, July U», 1/28. She died I'eb. 
18, 17o7. 

By his first wife, his children were : 
i. JONATHAN,^ b. Jan. 19, 1722; ni. Lois Morse, Oct. 5, 1748, and 

iiad £/(•// ii L.. of Litchliehl. 
ii SvKvii, b. Oct. 14, 1723; m. Joseph Wilcox, Sept. 17, 1/^4. 
iii. Daxikl, b. Aug. 2(i, 1725. 
The children of Jonathan and Aggei.he (Lewis) Munger were : 

iv. Uknm.vmin, b. July 2, 1731. 
A. r'moi' b Dec. 12,17.">2; d. vonnir. 
■; C ok! 1.: June 2, 1734 ; m. (iiles Kilhourne of Litchlleld a anions 

church builder, and d. Oct. 10, 1824. He d. Sept. 13, 1/97. 
vii. JoKL, b. Dec. 19, 1735. 
JosiAii^ MUNOKK (Johnr Nicholas'), of Last Guilford^ married Eliza- 
beth Hubbard .>f lladdam, July 2 1, 1727. She died March lb, 1//^. 

Their children were : 
i EiizMiK/ni,* b. Nov. 1, 1728; d. Oct. 19, 1730. 
ii. JosiMi,b. March 8, 1732; d.S.'pt. 1,1752 

iii TnurriiY, b. Sept. 5, 1735; removed to New Durum, N. Y m 
1785; ,n. 1st, Mabel Stevens, N..v. 20, 1757; 2d, UebeQca Evarts, 
A,,./ "8 17(;5- 3d, Lor.ain Murray. By his llrst wile he had: 
; 7W////,^ i.. Oct. 20. 1758. 2. ./.M./, b. ;;^t.2.DG0;d 
Dec "7 18-'2; lived at North IWislol, and ni. Dec .), 178o, his 
<.onsin,'llMnnah Mnnt;er. 3. /,//m<s, U. Ocl. 30, 17.;3; n. st 
Eli/.abeth field, who d. April 21., 1792; 2d Julia -——; lue 
at Claremont, N. H. 15y his lirst wile he had no cliildren. i li c 
children of Timothy and Uebecca (Evarts) Munuer were : 4 
liebera,, b. Dec. 19, 1705. o. ^fcl b. ^uVy^J^A)^ d. Aug. 
'>5 1771. C. 77<7(.s, b. Jan. 4, 1772; d. Aug. 2o,l//2(0. 
iv Milk's,' b. May 31, 173'.); .1. Nov. 13, 182r,: ni. his cousin, Sarah 
Mu,V..r, andlivrd in North IWislol. 'ni,..r children were : • 
CI„iU,v,i, b. AU-. IC, K>;s; d. Ore. 3, Is'-Mi; ni. Jrru.lni duugh- 
U-y of Asa DoNvd, win. d. ag<'d (13, In ImI,., 1835, and lived ,,. 
North Knstol. 2. J,><1, b. Sept, 23, 1772; d. Sei.t. 1.., 1838; 

.. .. 1.' .1. <.,;■'/• 

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50 Records of I) i sir let of Cdrlisle, JSfass. [rJan, 

ni. ^^a^y Blaclilcy, (liiu;z;hter of Joshua, Jan. 3, 1708. She d. 
Jiiiit? 17, lH;iH, aj;L-(l (J.!. Thoy lived in Norlli IJiislol (now 
North Mailisoii). ;'.. Chine, b. July 21, 1777; lived in Guilford 
and d. July 21, 1842. 4. Miles, b. Fel). 12, 1781 ; d. Fel). 
25, 1858; in. Kaehel, daughter of Jolin Gruinley, Juue 20, 1803. 
She d. April G, 1802. Tliey lived in Guilford. 

8. Samukl* MuNOKit, Jr. {Samiie/,- Nicholas^), lived in Guilford until 
172(», when he removed to Brimiield, IVIuss. llu married Dorothy, 
(laughter of James Evarts, April G, 1710. 
Their children were : 

i. SuKKiNT,* b. Jan. 5, 1711. 
ii. Samuel, I). Get. 5, 1712. 
iii. Ei>NATiiAN, b. July 24, 1714. 

{). JosKi'ii' Mu.VdKi; (Sitntiic/r Nicholas^), was a shoemaker, and luul a 

list of X'Mo in 171(). lie live(l in (iuilford and married 1st, 

Ini^diam ; IM, Miriam Pond, Oet. G, 172G. 
I>y lii.s iirst wile he had : 

i. Samukl,* b. 

The children of Joseph aiul JNIiriam (Pond) IMunger were: 

ii. Bii.LY, b. July 18, 1727. 
iii. Inckkask. 

iv. AltNDlt. 
V. I'Hll.U'. 

10. Jamks* Mi'Nfii'^K {SamueP Nicholas^), of East Guilford, married let, 
Susannah Peyer, Dec. 18, 1723 ; 2d, Hannah. 

Of which wife his children were born is uncertain. They were : 

i. Syiull,* b. \\\g. 2, 1725; ni. Nathan Dudley, Jan. 7, 1748. 
ii. Sakah, b. Feb. 10, 172'J ; in. Joseph Wileox, Sept. 17, 1754. 
iii. Jami'.s, 1). Fel). 18, 17.!2; livetl in Beri^en, N. Y. ; in. Irene Hill, 
' daui;hlcr of l)ea. Tiniolhy. Tlieir eiiildreii were : 1. Albert.'' 

2. Eiavliue. 3. Irene, Aviio d. ol" scarlet fever, 
iv. Lkvi, b. July 24, 1730. 
V. Ti.MOTiiY, b. Aug. Ii, 1731). 

vi. Susannah, b. Nov. 24, 1741 ; d. July 18, 1763; m. Scloh Murray of 
East Guilfurd, who d. aged 81, April 14, 1820. 


Cuuli-ii)iilr(l by Uiiiucui T. Swan, GuiiiniissioinT of I'ulibc. Ivceovds of M;;uhnsetts. 

Al'Kil, 111, 17.'') I, !i |)arl oi" (lie (own oi" Coiiconl w;i8;il)lisluMl 
as the District ol' Carlitilc (Province Lawa, Vol. ill., p. 72;)), 
which waa to have all the privileges of a t()\vn, cxceptiiif,^ tlie prlvi- 
Ici^o of clu)o8in<4' a representative to the (ieneral C^ourt, iu choosing 
whom the iiihahitants were to join with the iniiahitaiits ol" ( 'oiicijrd. 
Oclohcr (), 1758, the district was annexed to (Joncord (Mass. 
Archives, Vol. cxvii., p. 20G). 

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11)00.] Uecords of Dislrlrt of (Jarllsh, ]\r<iss. 51 

April 28, 17M(), parts of Acton, Hillcrica, Oliclinsfbrd and Con- 
cord were established as the District ot" Carlisle, and by an Act 
of Fel)ruary 18, 1805, the district was made a town. 

A few of the records and pa[)ers belonging- to the ori<;-inal dis- 
trict have recently come into my hands, and in them are found the 
entries whicli follow. Some of these can Ijc found in the printed 
volume of birtlis, mari-iages and deaths of Ccjncord, taken from 
various sources, but others are probably not a matter of record in 
any other place. 

The Certifieits of marri^os wliieli I have Oiveii out in the yeai- 17"*4 are 
as follows ijrst to mr Heiijaniiu .Safl'ord of New l^jiswicj] and Pnideiice 
IMelucn of Carlisle have been Published aureeble to J^aw Dated Aui^ust 
2G^'' 1704 JonN IIartwkll Clerk for Carlisle 

This may cartitie that .fohn Jones the third of Concord & Phelie lirevver 
of C:ii-llsle have iu'cn I'uiili-^hed auret'ahle to Law Dated October 21'" 1751 
alls .loiiN 1 1 A1M'\\ Ki.i. Cli'rk tor Carlisle 

This uiav Cartilie ihal the I'tirposal of niarriii'e Ketwen nir lUaijaniin 
Wood of Carlisle i^ nir I'di/aheth Swallow of Clielnislord ha\ e been Pub- 
lished agreeable to Law Dated Carlisle march 2o'" 17o,3 alts John IIart- 
wkll Clerk for Carlisle 

This may Cartitie that the Porposal of marrii^e Betwen nir Samuel IIos- 
mer of Concord i<: mis Anne Parlin of Carlisle have been Published 
a^-reeable to Law Dated Carlisle march 2.0^'' 1700 

atts -JouN Hautwicll (jlerk for CJarlisIc 

'J'his may Cartilie that the Porposal of manage lietwen David Ilartwell 
& mis Kachel ^\^lolh■y both of Carlisle liave beiai Published aiirt'cable to 
Law Dati'd Carlisle maicli L'o"' 17.'"),') atts JoiiN ILvktwkll Clerk for Car- 

This may Cartilie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen mr Benjamin 
Wetlu.'rbe of Lunenburg & mis Kezia munroe of Carlisle have been Pub- 
lislied aiireeable to Law Dated Cai-lisle October 13"' 1755 Atts John 
IIautwkll Clerk for Carlisle 

This may Cartilie that the Porposal of marri^e Betwen mr Ezra Blood 
of Carlisle <.<; mis Lucy l^'eleth of Sudbury have been Piddished agreeable 
to Law Dated Carlisle Novend)er 15"' 1755 

Atts ,Ioii\ ILvKTWL.LL Clerk for Carlisle. 

A Porpos of mari-iage Intended Betwen mr James Chandler of Concord 
and mis Mai-y A\diitaki"r of Carlisle 

Daled al ('arlislc January 21"' 175(; 

-loilN llAlcrwiCLL Clerk for Carlisle 

This niay Certili(! that the Porposal of marriage Px'twen mr. James 
('handle)' of Concord and mis Mary Whitaker of Carlisle have been Pub- 
lished agreeable to Law Dated at Carlisle Pebruarv"' 175G 
atts John IIartwicll Clei-k for Carlisle 

A Pecord of sume of the Death of I'arsons who Died In Carlishi when I 
was Clerk is as follows vi/ 

Saiah Town.-.haii i)<'parle(l ihis Life Novembci' (he fourth 1755 i^ in (he 
thirty year ol hci- age 

Josiah lUood three children Departed this Life' Sumc; lime in tin; Latter 
end of JMa\ or the lirst of June 1751 

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52 Uecovds of Dish'ict of Cttflisle, ]\f(is3. [Jan. 

Cu),' Kl.ii/.T Mcliicii l)r|Kirtc(l this Lil'i; Octulicr IH^'': 1751 hi tlie lii'teth 

Sci'oihI Vi-AV (»r his ;il;('. 

I'".|)lir;iiiii Stow wile l)('j);ir(.('(l this Life S».'pteml)er 1'''^: 1754 

I'.uiiis IHoDil DaiiLihtur t)l' .luhii lilood Departt-d this Life Noveniher 13"' : 

175 1 

The willow Mary IMehien I)e[)arti'(l this Life Nuveiiil)er the l^Uth : 1754 
Siiiu)ii Farrar Son of Jonathan Fariar Departed Life Septeinher lo"': 

175 1 

Dehoi-ali ]>oni;ly l)e])arte(l this Life December 15"': 1754 

Lois Tiilfer Dan^hter of .Jonathan Paffer et iMary Iiis wife Departed tlii.s 

Life December oU'"': 1751 

Mr. Kk'azer Brown Departed tiiis Life April o"' : 1755 In the seventy 

niiitii year of his apj iScc 

Mr David Whitaker Departed this Life April ,S"' : 1755 In the eighty 

first year of his age 

Uenjamein lirown Lost two children April 2 it o*^'' : 1755 

Sarah Flagg wife of .)ose]ih Flagii; Dt'parted this Life Ai)ril 19"': 1755 

& in the hfiy six year of her ;i!j,(', &>• 

J^nke Davis .Son of Nelniniah Davis & Dorothy his wife Departed this 

Life October iS"': 1755 

A lucord of the l>irth of Sume of the Children of Carlisle that was Born 
when 1 was Clerk: April 1754 etc \h as follows 

Joshua .Meluen Son of Caj*'' Eleazer Melnen l^ JMary his wife was Born 
March tli 5'": 1754 

Nathan Farrar Son of Henry F^irrar & Sarah his wife was Born l^ecem- 
ber G"': 1742 

F^benezer Farrar Son of Henry Farrar & Sarah liis wife was Born 
October '.I"': 17 15 

Sainncl Drown Son of Deca l^phraim Brown it A])i^ail his wife was Born 
Febrnaiy IS"': 1752 

,b>hii ilodgman Son of John llodgman it Lois his wife was Born Janu- 
ary the fourth : 1 755 

John Hartwell Son of Simon Hartwell it INLiry his wife was Boiai April 
10"': 175;; 

Mary Hartwell Daughter of Simon Hatwell ct .^lary his wife was Born 
August is"' : !7,'»r) 

Lucv Tempi 1 Dauiihter of Benjamin Tiauple tt Abigail liis wife was 
Born May 14"': 1755 

Dolly Davis Daughter of Nehemiah Davis it Dorothy his wife was Born 
-June 22"': 1755 

F|)hraim h'arrar Son of F^phraim Farrar it ]\Iar_y his wife was Born 
December 17"' : 1755 

Marc\' liutlriek Daughter of Sauniell Jbittrick it Islizahith his wUv. was 
Boi-ii Oclolicr !()"': 1755 

lleph/ilKdi ibdwn Dauiditrr of Boza lirown it Hannah his wife was 
Boiai Deeeiidier 2S"' : 1755 

Kaehid Harris Daughter of Jon;ithan Harris it Mary his wife was Born 
J\d V 1 5th : 1755 

Sarah Hartwell Daughter of Da\id IFartwellit Bachel his w ife w as Born 
Septendiir o"' : | 757 

Simon llaitwell son of Simon JIartwnll it Mary his wife was Born Octo- 
ber o"' 17.. 7 

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1 • I ' - :{, 

• < !l y t.J \ 

IDOO.] Ancient liaviul-Gruunds of Long Island. b',\ 

IMary Browu Diiunhtcr of lx)/,;i l5ro\vii iS^ Ihiiiuah his wile was lioni 
SrptiMubi'r .')"' : ITT)! 

A\'^iHiain l>iittrick sou of Saiiuu'll l>utti'i<'k i^ Kli/abcth his wile was IJorn 
.Inly i;i"': 17.V1 

.'\Iaiy lluttrii'k l)aiii;lit(i' of SainiicU liiittiick .luiif v.^ \j\\r\ his wil'r was 
IJoi'u Dccfiiihcr M'-'' JTT) I 

lk'j>li/,il)ali I'arlin naunhtcr of John J'ailin -Juiifi' i!t Rlar^ict his a\ if(! 
was born l^'cioaiary 22"': ITo.'l 

In'tty Kilihc l)aui;hU'r of S;iuiufll 1vc1)1)L' ct J'^lizaheth liis wife was Ijorn 
July 18'": 174G 

IMoHcy Kibbe Daughter of SaiiUR'U Kiblio & Elizabeth his wife was 
Born April 22'": 17.31 

liulah Ki])bo Daughter of Sauiucll Kil»b(,' vt Elizabeth his wife was IJorn 
Oetob.M- 21'-': 17r.;j 

I[ephzil)ah Farrah Dauiihter of Olever Fai-rar it IMary his wif*; was Born 
March 1 ;•.'": 1751 

David JNTelueii Son of Daxiil jMelueu & Abigal his wife was Born Decem- 
ber 1'.)'": 1751 

Samiiell IMeluen Son of Daviil Meluen tt Abigal his wife was Born 
April 2.V": 1751 

-lonalhan Palmer Son of Jonathan I'almer & Elizabeth his wife was 
Born June 2"': 1751 

Luke Davis Son of Nehemiah Davis & Dorothy his wife was Born June 
1 (■.'": 175 1 

David llarLwell Sou of Davitl Ilartwell & Kacliel his wife was Born 
October 11'": 175;i 


By Emv. Dui'iiMcnAY llAituis, I^mj., ut' ^S'cw York City. 
[I'outiuuccl iVdiii \(iliiiiie W,\, y.v^c -IIU.] 

Siii:i,TKi: Island. 

SiiELTKU Island, situated in the w aterway between the two eastern penin- 
sulas of Long Island, and e(piidislaut from the towns of Sou(Iu)ld and 
Eastham])ton, is of very irregidar shape, with an extreme length in one 
direction of about six miles, and in the other of about foin-. Formerly be- 
longing to Southold, in 17;iO it was incorporated as a se])aratti township. 
The Sylvesters were, for a time, its sole (nvners, parting with portions in 
1G05 to AVilliam Nicholl and (jeorge Havens. 

The burial ground from whicii these inscriptions were taken is near the 
geographit-al centri! of the island. It is in two parts, the hirger being on 
the south side of the road, and opposite the Presbyterian church edilice, 
^vhiIe the smaller is in the rear of that building, and on the Jiorth side 
of tlitj road. All cjiilaphs (»f date juior to bS(JO, wliich weie found liiere in 
August, IH.Sl, are h(;r(; print(;d. A small prisati; gioiind of the Nicoll 
Family, aliout three miles to the south, containeil in 18'-i.'i no old inscrip- 

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Ancient Jinrinl-Crronnds of Lon(j Island. 


Ill Mi'iiiorv of 

MARY, Avif.! of 


Avlio (lU'd ,luii(! ;tOLli, 

17i>2, ill th(^ ;iOtli yciii- 

uf licr aj;i'. 

Eliziihoth y* Dangliter of George & Jemima Daval died Dec. 13"' 1759 Aged 9 

FkaNCKS Daughter of James & Elizabetli Havens; died Aug' 10"' 17(;3 in 
the 2"' year of her Age. 

Sarah Dauglitcr of James and Elizabeth Havens ; died Aug' 21"' 1790 In the 

5"' year of lier Age. - ■■ 

Time cadi moment plays 
His little \oeapon in tht nurruio 

of stneet dume/tick Cinnfurt 

(iinl cuts doicn 
the hiireft Bloom of fuhlunani 



Son <jf 

James & Elizabeth 


was drowned Ocf G"' 1789 

In the IS"' year of his Age 

(togetherivitli Mr. Saianel Straiten 

t'l whom he was Aiqirentice) 

The!) nwrc lovtli/ in their Lires 

And in their Death 

were not Derided. 

In Memory of 

M'' William Havens 

who dejiarted tiiis Life 

May y" 4"' 17(;3 

In the 41"' Year 

of liis Age 

In Memory of 

Sarah Wife of 

"William Havens 

who died Ocf 8'" 


Aged 50 Years 

In Memory of 

Defile wift; of 

William Havens 

&, Daui;iitrr of \Viiruim 

iS: Sarah Havens who 

died Nov 5"' 1771 

in the 22'' year of lu-r ag" 

the liifimi Mnrninij can't 

that loe/hall end the day 
for death flands ready 

at the door 
to fiezc our lives av^ay. 

Sacred to the Memory 

of Mil's Elmira Havens, 
Danglitcr of Obadiah 
and I'liebe Havens, 
who departed this life 
Feb. 27, 1779 in the 24 
year of her age. 
With calmferenityfhe clos'd 
her eyes 
On, fiihiun,(try thinys. 
Ihr foal tool: Jliyiit'to worlds 
beyond the ficies 
On bright cherubic ivinga 

\/, V 1' ,, \.\' 

moo.] A)icie}it .Burial- Groicnds of Lony Island. 


llore lyes y« Body of 

J'liclx; Ilasinis Dim''' 

of M'- William .t M'" 

Karali JIavuiis, Wlio 

Died Octoi"- ye 2s"i 

1752 in y^ 4"' Year 

of her Afre 


Jeiiiima tiie Wife of 

M"^ (Jecjr^e Daval 

who died July y^ 8"' 

A.l). 17G1 in'y^ GG"' 

Year of her A";e. 

In Memory of 
M'» Anna Fofdick 

Wife of 

Doct-^ Tho» iM.fdick 

of New London 

and Daughter of 

Jonathan Havens Efqf 

of this iriand, 

who Died Sept o^th 1732 

Aged 53 Years. 

Here lyes y-' Hody of 

Mary Ann Fofdiek Dang''' 

of J\i'' Thomas & M'" Anna 

Fofdick, Who Died Jan'y ll"' 1753 

Aged 10 Months & 12 Days 

Save fruitlefs tears &. weep no more 

this Babe's not loft but gone before 

Death's a Haven towards which 

all winds di'ive 

And where at laft each 

Mortal muft arrive. 

In Memory of 

Obadiah Havens 

who died Aug' 22'i 


in the 40"' year 

of his Age 

Blefsed are the Dead 

that Die in the Lord 


Memory of 



HA YENS who died 

April 25* 1791 

aged 14 years 

and 10 mo. 

In Memory of 

who died 

Kwj.. 22, 1787 

^•E. 40. 

C^VLEB Havens Sally 1). Havens 

Son of Daughter of 

Augustus & Augustus & 

Esther Havens Esther Havens 

died May 28"' 17'J8 died Nov. 11"' ISOl 
ageil 1 montli. aged 1 year 5 mo. 

and io days. 
Sleep locvhj babes till JeJ'us cumes 
To raifehis annijes from the t(»nbs. 

Here i>ii:s Buiued 


M" Franc^es J>aker wife 


WHO DIED April 24"' 


Aged 21 Years 

In Memory of 

M'' Jonatlian Havens 

who died Noyf l"' 

AD. 1774 

in the GG"' year 

of his Age 

'l '. i .IIT. JlT . li' 


liicieiit I)nri(tl-GroH7ids of Long Island. 


IN M K:\rORY of 

Klli'iior y" Wife of 

Thomas TiTi-y >& formerly 

y-^ Wife of (Jeorgc Havens 

ilied Xovem'' y"-' 7"' 1747 

in y*^ 1)3'' year 

of lief aire 


of Hannah y^ Wife 

of Jonathan Havens 

\vho died Aiiji"' y*^ 4"' 

1754 in y" OG"' Year 

of her Ai?e 

In Memory of 

M" MAiiGAUET Havens 

the Daughter of M"- JONATHAN 

& M" Catiiekine Havens 

^vho was Born Sunday Decern'' 

the C"' 1741 >.<: departetl 

this Life on Tlinrfdav the 

L':!'-'! of Septenii"- ]7"(;2 

Ajred 1>0 Years 2 Alonths X: 7 days 


of M'' .lonatlian Havens 

who died Aui^'' y"-' 5"' 

1748 in y<-' OS'" year 

of his aire 

In IMcmory of 1\I" 
Catharine Havens 

tlie Avife of M'' 

Jonathan Havens 

Avlio died May 4 '' 

AD. 1771)' 

iu tlie 70"' year 

of her A2;e. 

In Memory of 

IM'" Sarah Havens 

the Virtiions Wife of 

M' Nicoll Havens 

who l)ei)arted this Life 

the 4"' Day of Annuft 

Anno Domini 17G7 in the 

37"i Year of her Age 

In Memory of 

Kasteu Havens 

Daif of M>- NlCOLL ^Vc M--' 

Sai; All II A\ I'lNS who was 

l)orn Monthly y 4"' of Sepf 

175",) v^ (h'partetl this life 

on Wedncstlay the 4"' of 

Ann-' 17<)li Aged 2 

Years II Months 

In Memory of 
Henrietta Havens 

Dangliter of 
Mr XieoU and M" 

Defire Havens 

who diet! April lt;"» 

AD 1784 

in the 3'' year 

of her Age 

[On white inarhhj horizontal tablet on five supports.] 

©hisi ,^tonc i$ everted 

In Mennu y of 

Jniiiillntn Mroll l[(ic(i(^, A;/)/"- 

a Kcprrfenlative in the Oongrefs 

of Uic LniU'd States'. He Avas td'teenied 

iiy a, nnineroiis ac(inaiutanei; as a 

man of fupericn" talcnls ;uid 

erudition, a I'lulosupher, Statefman, 

and Patriot, and dietl greatly 

lamented Oet^ i'J"' AD 17'J'J, 

in the 42'' year of his age. 

\u :> .i/ I 

I /.)-!. 

IMOO.] Ancient, JUirliil-(h-oun(ls of [^mtj Tdand. 

I Oil ljrowii-.stoiie hori/.onliil lubk-t supihuLcd by llvo coliuiiiis.j 

111 iMcinory of 

NK'OLL IIAVHNS Ksciiiire, 

■wii.) diod Sf[)f 7'" AD 17,S3 

in llu- r.l" yrarol" liis ;ii;t; 

111 .Mi-iiiorv of 

S \I{AI1, cMiiVurt of 


wIk) (liL'd Aimuft -I'l' AD. 1707 

ill liie ;i7"' year of Ikt agi;. 

Tn Momory of . . i„ ^reinorv of 

A\ at on hoi, of Jof..,,], IlaVons 

Mr. Nu'oll >!l Mrs. ' Son iif Mr 

J)c'firo llavoiis M^ .Jolrpli and M- 

A, '1 ?/'l''1... ' Joiniuia llav.ns 

Alarih 11 h 1780, Avho died ()<a' i;;.i. 

Ill Ihe Gill Year • . - x\) 177:, 


of liis Aire 

in the I'l' vrai- 
of his A-e. 

[Ou Slate tablet inserted in brown-stone table-tomb.] 
In Memory of 

M- jMaky Havens 

ilie Virlaous Wife 

M"" Joseph Havens 

who departed this Life 

the 20'!' day of Ang" 

Anno ])onini 17G>S 

In the 7G"' year 

of her \'^Q. 

T ir ^ ^^^ Memory of 

In Memory of M- Jemima Havens 

M- -of.'iih Havens thewifeof Mr 

'''V',:''';'ii^''»i^ . Havens 

. ;/' . V^*^ who died May l.S 

in tlie (ll- year \,, jy-.; 

^''' '''^^ -V^^' in theL\s''''v,,u- 

of iier A;!;,! 

In :mk:\[oiiy of 
gkokc.i'; liavkns in ]\iem()ijy 

SOX OK Ml- of Patience y Wife 

( i i:oi;(il'; ,V; M'^ of M' George Havens 

J A 1 lA.NCi. IIAA EN:^ 17(J2 in Uic ;i.s'" Year 

DIED DECu Y^-2ni7o4 of her A-c 




,. ,, In Momory 

son ol Mr „<• ].,,,,, ,.,. it'l- r 

rp 01 Jxlllil v' \\ lie of 

1 IIOMAS & I\lr» William Havens 

1vA<'1M:L CoNKLING Wliodicd Ec-b 18 

Dii']i) OcU 2;ii) 1751 ''''^''' '" >" •'•' 

A(;iOD 12 YEAPS ^''■•■"' "'' '"^•'' V^^e 

h MONTHS & VS i)s 

.1 "■ -ll.', I, 

ii/ ; ... ;: . t<. lil 

,r I il 

58 Aiicioit Buriul-Groiuids of Long Island. [Jan. 

In Mi'iiiory of IN MEMORY of 

.Ii.hii Havens Elizabeth llic Wife 

-who Avas drown of Hciijainiii Wooilnitl' 

oil Oil'"' (!"' 17Sy Avlio (lltnl Noveiii' 11 

' ' ill tlio 34''' year • ;■ - AU ITOU Aged 

of his Age CO Years 

In Memory of 
DiciuioAii Pakkeu 

Daif of M-^ AbUAIIAJNI & 

M" Mauy Park Kit ^vllo 

died Octo^ the KJ"' 17G1 
A lied 2 Years 
1 Month tt 2 Days 
Sweel Soul Ave leave the to tliy reft 
Injoye tliy Jesus & thy Ciod 
tell wee from bands of Clay lieleaft, 
Spriii{^ out & Clime the IShiiieing Road 

In Memory of In Memory of 

fSardh JIains Eraiiklini,' Davall 

Wife of Son of William 

Jlcnry Ilains Davall Jnnr & Mary 

who died Davall lie departed 

Oef28"' 17'J0 this Life Deci'f IG"* 
aged 41 years • • AD 1780 Aged 2 

Alfo years 4 months & 

her infant ILnirij aged 4 days 

5 months was inter'd IMemento Mori 
by her fide 

[On two slaie tablets, each 18x25 inches, leaded into the top of a brown-stone 
taijle-tomb on live supports.] 

Here lies Interred the Remains of M" 
Mary Sylvester the virtuous Con fort 
of Brindley Sylvester Efcp who departed 
this Life March tlie 1"' 1750/1 in the 
4'J"' year of her Age. 
Here lies Hilerr'd the Remains 

oiJJniNLEY Sylvester EsQ' 

who Departed this Life December the 
24"' 1752 In the 5*J"' year of his Age. 

[(^n a marble tal^let set into the toi) of a brown-stone table-tomb.] 


In Mt'iiiori/ of 


VjIli) iUid S( ji. lid, 17 85 

atjid 05 ijcdi's. 

In Mrniari/ of 

INIAIIY DERlNti rclirl of 

I'hi). iJiriny ((ud dninjliler 

of lU-inU u A Muni iSi/lfcstvr 

'who dird Jn;/. I'J, 'll'Jl 

ti'jvd 70 I/cars. 

1. if. U 


< 1 ; J ... . , . I 

ll'OO.] Ancient liarliil-(,' rounds of Lov(j Ishinil. 59 

Svi.vivsri;i; MWou. 

At the llullli.TIl |.;ilt nl'lhr IsI;.imI, ;, lid ■..■a r tile old M;t ' I Idusc (if (lie 

S\l\, ^trr^, is ill,' siii.ill lainily Imrial unniiid, conlainino in |,S'.)',I (he taMc- 
'"'"'' "'■'■'•litly t'lvctiid, and a l',;u ancient lu'ou ii-^lou,. .slulirs. This is 
lM-.,l,al,i_v Ih,,. old. 'St, l.urial pla.'c of tli,- Island. The -rav stones ,,f the 
nienilKT.i ol ihe S_\ Kvster lamily ucrc removed to the' chnrch yai'd in the 
middle- of the Island many years aL;<(.* 

[On horizontal tablet of 'ralde-toiiih.] 







A.D. KUJiJ; 




'JdlE DAlHillTEliS 

.\ N 1 ) 





l\ I SSI 

si:'i' vv iiiKsi.; stones 

i^it>- 4^01* a ^Ucmoi'ial. loso. 

[Under the table.] 

THO:\rASRinNLKY, King's Audilor, in.oiie,! WNE W \SK 


nEN.JAMIN L'JIOM.MEDIEU, 2n,l, uko , ie.l M AIMIl \ HOURNK 

?MM>^^";^^'."''^" GAliDINER nianicl MARY CATH EIHNE L'H. ).M.M EDIEU. 


Iv nf'Ar;'"'<"'''^'r'%^''''"}^'\'' ^^'"'^^ t""""'"' ^^^^e '^een furnished throm^h tlie cour- 
.c'JlLti:;;:^;di^Si:?,:;^.^' V-'''^'-'^^ --^^ ^^- «clle Preston, thcTlibr^rof 

VOL. l.IV. b 

,j '.r 

!■ r-,; jiy ,(, , ;, 

'■ij'' '.'i 

■, 1,, : \- < '.^ .. ], 

[ ■. y , I ' / . 1 1 

GO Ancient Jiurial-ii rounds of Long Island. [Jan. 

,§uf(f,5i5iou of ^'roijHftor^. 


THE Kl\(i. 










SAMUEL sMrrn oardinek. 


[On tliu Soiilh Steps.] 

Of the sulVeriiiij;.s for conscieiicu' saki; of frknuls of 


Most of Nvliom soimlit shi'lliT Iuto, iucUidinir 


FoiiiuUr of till' Sofirly of Ciiuikers, 

Ami of Ills followers, 



^\'llo %v(ji'e cxccutLcl on Boston Couinion; 

[On Efcst Steps.] 

Despoiknl, iuipi'isoncil, ^tal■\■ed, \vl]i[)p(nl, banished, 
Who lied here to die; 

[On North Steps.] 

DANIEfi C.OHLD, bound to the (;nn-earriaL;;e andhished, 

i:i)WAi;i) \VIIAI;T0N, "Thenmeli Seom^n'd," 

CIIKIS roiMII'.R IIOLni';U, " The Miitihited," 

• • llL'Ml'HlfEV NORTON, "The Lianded," 

JOHN ROLS, •' The Maiiiied," 

(HLi:S S^L\'l':STi;i;, •• The Clianiiiion." 

ICM.l'H COLDSMiril, "'i'he Shipiuaster," 

SAMUEL SHA'i"l'l!('lv, of '"i'he Kind's Missive," 


[On West Steps.] 

■I'he Rnritan in his pride, o\eicnine l>^ the faith of tiie ()ual;er, gave 



The Rjlood and the Spirit of Vietor and Van(|uishod alilie are the Glory of 


Samuel Iludfou Here lyes y<^ Body of 

Son of M'- Samuel Elizal)"' Hudfon Daiif 

and M'^ (Jrifevel of M-- Samuel >.^ M" 

Ilndfon Died Oct^"- Grlfevel Hudfon Who 

7"' 17;5S A-eil II Died Sep' L'L' I 7;i« .Ured 

years l<:. -l monlli^ -i years 10 mon'^ .^ II Da" 

Nathaniel llntlon In memory of 

Stui of M' Samuel . M" Mary Brown 

0( M'^Cirileell Relect of Caiit. 

llnH'on died May Daniel Brown 

y^' L'C"' 1733 iu ■who died 

ye 7th Year of Sepf 5"' 17'J(J 

Uis Age in tin; 81 year 

of her age 

I i'l 

MX), j ^Inciriit /!t(ri(il-(h-<ju)i(ls oj" fjOiK/ Tshind. 01 

1 II iiiiiniiiy <il' Ilcr(! I. yes buried 

(•:i|.' Daiiirl 111, us II y Body of .M' 

w li.i ilii tl .liiU 1-' .lonalhiin Unison 

AD. 17-'; Wlio Dfc'i April ;V'' 

ill ihc 77 >, :ir Ainio Doni 171".) 

ol hi- A: 

( 1 yc:ir; 

llrr. l.irih \'- 11-. !y ,,f II, .re li,-lli y hixiy of 

Ihiniiah >' wll',- ,11' llaiiii.iii y d.iimliUT 

n.iiii.l llr.iwii cli.,1 ot Dani.'l .K; llaiiiiali 

>. 11.1,1' >• ,> l!r>>\\ 11 (lie, I IN'hry 

111 >■ J.i' \. ai- of \' I'l; I ~:V1 

l..r a-.- ai;v,l i; M" 

I'llM'nr/.cr y" S,>n 

— of D.iiii,! \ Mary 

Hrowii (iic.i April 

y LT. 17 11 A-rd 

;i> 7 .M>' 

Cc 1.") D.iys 

Tl,.- . i It ij'li of John Kn(J^\linl,^ aged 7;! yuar.s, Is, for ollun- i):irLiculars, illegible] 

1', \si 11 \:\ii'i()N. 
( )i (lie iwo i)(iiin.->iilas fnimiiii; llie La>t(Tii end of J^oiig Island, one lialf 
ill.' 1,-ngtli ol' the Imigtr, ti-iiiiinaling in what is known as JMoutauk l^^int, 
t'liMhlitiiti s, wiili ( iardincr's Island \o tlu- eastward, tlie townsiii]) of I'^ast- 
lianijitoi). I'liun wi >t to east this main portion of the town is Iwenty-tiiree 
niilf, in ]in._;ih, its sonlli siih- being an nnliit)ken, straigiit sti-eteli of hetich 
]Minndrd nnc a-iiigly liy tlie \\a\es of lin; Atlaiitit: Oeetui. iMore than twelve 
miles of I he ea-terly end eonsists of only a range of low santl hills, aver- 
aging haidly a mile in width, and containing no villages. Just west of this 
ihe l.iiid ahiiiiitly widens to six miles or more, the northern line broken by 
deep haihois from (iardiiier's IJiiy. Within this wider portion of the town- 
ship lie the })rincipal villages, Amagansett, Easthampton and Waiiiseott. 


The home of the whale iishers, Amagansett, the eastern village of the 
townshij), is within sound of the oeetui surf at the gri^at south beaeh, and 
three miles east oi the prineijial settlement, Kasthampton. Its wide main 
street i-> erossed by another, leading to tin; oeean, and at their junction is 
the olil bni\iiig groimd, containing in Iyb7 the following inscriptions ante- 
flating l^iUO. 

i III 

!, iMeiiiory of ■ • 

Mr. liiiN.iAMiN Im i;i:.s 

, , ^ 1' :' , w wild dii'd 

■ Due' 5"' 17"J7 
aged 8-i yeixrs 

111 ]\rcinory of In Memory of 

Mrs. Deb- Mary yMVife of 

ble \\\(v u[ iMf. Dewis Coiikling 

'I'lioliias Debbie wiio died Noveinf 

wlio died y if)'!' 17.".-' in y 

,)aii'> eOlli 17.S1) • . 7(1"' Vear of 

\y,^'(\ 7 J Vcfirs of [i'icj her Ago 

>t i. ,UJ . 

i; ' ■/ 

■' -r. ,1 ..... ,|, . , 

"/' .Mil. .. .;,.i: r 

.ji ;•; ,(( .1. ly ' , '..;■;. .ill ,'. 

'M.ll. '■/! c;i. lul.llUinil'.)'.. ' .I'l''l 'tli' •- 

I" .■ 

(i2 ir///.s of the iS/(e7-/iiaus of Yaxley, Eng. [.Jan. 

Til MciiKiry of 

Lewis CtiiiUliiii; 

died Octob^ y l>'i 

A.l). 171(1 ill >•'• 71"' 

3o;ir uf his Ayu 

III iVromory 
In Memory of of ZKKUIAII 

Samuel j\Iulford ■ Wif^of 

■vvho diotl SAMUEL ML'LFORD 

June la'i' 1795 departed tiiis life 

in the 82-^ year Nov 7"' 1783 

of his age lu the G8"' Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of IN MEMORY of 

INIary y^' Wife M'' Ellas ALilfurd 

of Elias Mnlford Aviio died Nov^ 

who died July 2^ 1700 in the 

29"' 17{;2 in 75"' Year of 

y^ 71« Year his Age 

of her x\ge 

[To be continued.] 


Cumnuuiicatcd by a Descendant of Capt. John Shekmax. 

Of these "Wills the leadiiii^ one is that uf 'riionuis SlieriiKiii of Yaxley, 
dated daiuiary 20, 1550, and proved in 1551. 

lie had money and j)late and a large landed i)ro[>ei-tv, iiaving the ."Manors 
of lioydeii and Ivoyden Tuft with apjmrtenances in Ihjydcn and Jhesiii"- 
hani, witli lands, tenements, in(;ad(»ws, jiastures, wtxxls, weyes, with rever- 
sions and hi'i-editaiiients, in Koydeii, Ihx'singhani, and Piss* in Norh)lk, and 
in Yaxley, l\ve, Thi-andesiou and Little Thornham in Suffolk, with the 
manors of Kye and Lye Hail, lie was Lord of these J\Linors. " A manor 
may contain one or more villages or hamlets, or only part of a village. It 
may he comp(mnd<.'d of divers things, as of a house, arahle laud, pasture, 
meadow, woods, rent, advowsou and such like. It is a nohle sort of fee 
part granted to tenants and part reserved to the lord and his familv. The 
whole fee was termed a lordship ; of old a harony, from whence tfie court 
that is always an appendant to the manor is called tiie c(iurtd)ar(ni, which 
had jnri.-^dictioii umt (he inisdeineaiKn-s and disputes (d' the tenants witiiin 
the nnuMn-, and cogni/.aiice oi ihe (aistonis of the manor. \ maU(n- is 
always claimed 1)\ prescription, hy h)iig continuance of time, lie\(nid the 
mcnnn-y o{ man." How h)ug these niaiioi's had lieen lield liy the Sliei-mans 
has not been ascertaiiu-d, hut it is not improliahle that th(,' ancestors of 
Thomas .Sherman for two or three generations had lived in that jiart of 
Suffolk and N()rh)lk. 

*l)iss is Oil the river Waveiiy, wliieli se|iar;iles the counties of X.irfolk luid Sulfolk. 
Nearly all the |ilace.s iu Norfolk and .Siiil'olk nieiitioiicd in thcso Wills arc wilhin live 
or bi V uiilcs ol Diss. 

! ,> i 111 ■ ; ■ I 

'1 .••"! I -11 

•ll!' . ■ '(I. >, , l-...M-.(< 

) ■ 1' .--1 

■/];■-•" 1 ; I'l 

. ,• • . ,■•'- '■] ■ ■: ■! :, 

• .. ^ ,1 • . : I,;. 1. ■ , /■ I 

mi'i I ■iM-diri i|i' 

t| ■ .;.,' 

li .i V ' tr. i;. 

1;M)0.] Wills of (he ,S/tcjni(i)is of Vnxlcy, Etuj. 03 

I If ii;tnii> ill lii-i will lii-^ wile .lane, — pcrliiijjs liis second wife. In the 
Wiillcr r.iiiui«<' in iIm- \ i>ii;iii..ii ' n| Siill'olU. I,")!;!, it is stated that Jane, 
(laii-lil'i- "1 .li'liii' Wdiiliaiii in Siindllx and Marizai't't Tlioi-oldiiot' 
'I'liniiiliam ill Siitlulk, iiianii'l I'Ikumi^ Sluiiiiaii ; and William Slieniian, a 
--DM nl riii>iiia>, i-.>iilirni> llii-- Sluj m m niaiiiaL;*'. liV a lic(|iicst in liis will 
l.'i.s.; (,, /,,'j, uni-U- .Idiiii ^\ alli r. llf priisiilo aiii|(ly I'lir his wite in lien of 
dnwii-, aij'l aiiiMiii^ nihil' lir(|iicNt-, ^i\fs InT lour JKirM's at her choice' with 
roMiii in ilii- stilih- iiir ilicia. It will he riinniilHTcd ihal in ir),30 all trav- 
« Uin^ in l'ai_;l and wa^ on toot or on hoiv^cliafk. 

'1 III- I. tator nanu-^ nine >oiis. ( )|' tln-r 'l'hoina>, son and licii', Richard 
and .!"hii u< re "J I and o\cr ami married when their latin r made his will, 
l|.i.r\ .lii'i William uiae to receive their lei:acii> when they came out of 
thi ir a|'|ii' nli.-i hoo.l. A-v thi.-> relation i^enerally arist's lietweeii miuoi-s and 
a'liill-, It mas he interred that liotli \\('rc under at;e in l.'ioO, hm this is not 
(-.iiichi \\< , liir a |iei-.-on o\er the a^c of '1\ may he an apiJi'cntice and hind 
him-' il a- Micii, and there are cast-s win ih- this is known to have hccn <lom'. 
Aiithmv, Francis, Bartholomew and dames were under aiic at the date of 
llieii riih. r',> w ill. 1 If >:i\ fs most of his silyei' and plate to his wife for, 
JMe and ilieii lo 'rh(mia>, hut each ol his smis is to ha\e a silver spoon. 

A-< lie diiect.s his tliret' youiim'st- sons to he sent to '' scole and otlier 
h anting" and provides carefully I'oi' this cxiieiise, douhtless his other sons 
had the K'hooliini; and othi-r h^arniiiii' of the times, lie secures an annnity 
to his .si:^t<.r — aiiparently his only sistei' — and i;ive8 a h'gacy to each of lier 
childieii, married and unmarrie(h 

It appi'ars from tin; Va.vley Pedigree in the visitation of Suffolk 15G1, 
that Idi/aheth, dan'^hter of Anthony Ya.xley of JMelles and Klizaheth (iar- 
ne\s of Kent<m in Siilfolk, marricil Thomas SluTinan. This is Thomas the 
son and heir. lie had his father's lamled estate and lived in Yaxley ill 
the famil\ home. lie was living tln're in IT)?;'), when his nephew IJohert 
inadt^ his will. \\v died there, prohalily in l.^jS;"), as the I'arish Register of 
Yaxley records the hnrial ITdS;) Se|iiemher, (jf Thomas Sherman, Gentle- 
man, lie had a son Thomas and other children, as amon^ Skinner Com- 
pany appicnliceships is this eiitiy : "(1.V17) I I'.d. \'l Pentecost. I'^dward 
Shereman s. (d' Thomas of Yaxley, Suffolk, (Wait. A|)p. to iSdcholas IMarsln', 
cit. and >kinnei-, 7 years" ( .Mis. ( ieii. et llerald. \dl. I. d'hird Series, ji, 
LM'.I). The will (d'Anlhony Yaxley of Melles, pi-o\ ed L^l» Noy. lo.J8, eon- 
lirnis this Sherman marriage. 

The will of Rit'hard Sherman, _i;fntleman, the si-cond son, was proved 9 
May, l.;.S7. lie lived in Diss where; his father liad hinds. lie seems to 
have j)rospered and acipiirinl proptaly. lie may have lived a part of the 
year in London, for he had a lease <»f a house; in Loiuhin wliich he devises, 
■\vitli all the furniture thereto l)eloni:;iiii;-, io liis wife JNIar^aret. He men- 
tions no ehildi'eii and seems to have left no issue, for he makes his nepliew 
Nicludas, son of his brother John, his princijial lieir, with ]e<^aeies to nephews 
and nieces. To Jih niece Maryarel Goff'e "20 shillings. Among his becjuests 
is one of live jiounds to his nephew 'riiomas Sherman, son of his brother 

If, as is Inohly probabh', this brotlier Henry is Henry Sherman of Col- 
chester, a tabular pedim'ce of some of whose descendants is i;iven in the 
lvi'.(i i.S!'i;i;, \'ol. ol, page o()7, then here is a son not mentioned in Henry's 
will (probably because he had given him his pentimi in his life time), a son, 

* The visitations mentioned in tiiis article are Ilarlciaii Society I'ublications. 

I.' ., . ].. > . :(r .■;■. ir- 

^ , 1 1 1 1 • I 

I, nil, ■ ■•■ i^■ 

■ , t.. r. .,,|M 

i ■"■! ;■•■ i; 

.■I •<{ 

■r... .itl.r 

Gt ]VilIs of the /Shvi'inans of Yaxley, Eng. [Jan. 

wlidsc sons (if he Imd aiiv) aie not taken into account in tlie "process of 
climiiialiiin", li\ w liicli tlic jjarcnta^c ol' ('apt. .lolni .Slicrnian is atlcnijited 
to ln' (Icin iiiiiicd in tlic Kkc isTKi!, \'ol. ol, on paui' '.W'l. 

'l"lu' will ol' John Sherman, i:i'Utlcnian, the tliinl .->oii, was proved 21 
No\., loS7. lie lived for a time in liramfoi'd, a parish a few miles from 
Ip>\\ ieli, and afterw ards in Ipswich, lie appears to have bei-n a pr\ident, 
carelnl man, for the ten ponn<ls l)ei|ueatlied to his children dames and I'di/a- 
hetli in 1575, by tlieir brotlier Koiiert, becomes in l.JH? se\enty jiounds. 
llis will directs that his son dames and daughter I'dizalM/th shall each be 
paid seventy pounds in dischai'i;<' of the huacy i^i\cn them by their brother 
IJobert. lie iiad a daiiL;ht<'r .)an<^ who married Kolieit Toulson. lie 
makes his son jS'icholas i'esi(luar\ lenatet', and devisee and sole executor. 
His rich brother William who died in l-JHu nuuh' him one of the overseers 
of his will, li'ivin^' him a legacy of £(j los 4d. 

It is almost certain that Henry Sherman, the fourth son, is Henry Sher- 
man of Colcliester, whose will is dateil January 20, 15<S1), and was proved 
25 July, 15110; an abstract of it is i^ivi'n by Mi-, ^\■aters in tin; Hi;(;isti:k, 
Vol. 5t), pa:4e 2<SI. d'heri; is nothin^■ in this abstract to indicate Henry's 
jtarentaue or jilac'c of birth. He does not mention a brother — most oi' them 
weri' dead when he made his will. it is, houescr, disappoinlini;. that these 
testators, when menlionini; their brolher Henry or their micle Henry, did 
no! add some word of descriplioii, such as of l)e(lham or Colchester, or i^ive 
some fact which would coiiclu>i\ ely settle this (piestion. l>ut there is noth- 
ing in these w ills to dis[»r(jve this identity, and there is good evident^e that 
Henry of Colchester was one of the Yaxley Shermans, though the evidence 
may not be sullicient perhaps to be c(jnclusive. It has already been given 
in the liK(;iSTKK, Vol. 51, page ^57, where the Dedham Shermans, sons of 
Samuel Sherman, a grandson of Henry of Colchester, are said in IGGO, by 
one who had i^ood reasons foi- informing himself on this |»oii]t, " to be 
originallv exlracleil from Ya\le\ in Snrfolk";and furlher, the Arms of the 
Siiermaiis of Iv-sex, as ri'cm-ded in llie College of Arms, are llie same \\ith 
slight \arialion as the Arms of the Yaxley Shermans. 

\Villiam Sherman, the lifth son, was a citizen and grocer of London, l)ut 
wdien he made his will 2.S Maie, loS,'), inhabiling in Ipswich, where it is 
said "are uuuh' i;('ntr\' than anv olliei' town in the county except St. 1m1- 
mnnds \\\\\\ , ow in^ to its larue slrecis, ^ood compau\ and plenty ol all sorts 
of pro\i iou:.." His will Was pnmd H Anuiisi. loSd. He died dune 1, 
15.^,"i. d'he lale \{v\. lleur) 1). Sherman of Ksopns, N. Y., who spent a 
good d(.al of time in England in genealogical rest'arch, writes: 

"St. Ste])hens (churcli) Ipswicli. In 1852 I found there a brass j)late 
with this remaining of the hiscri})tion, viz. : 2 shields of Arms, one of Sher- 
man (of Yaxley) and the other of SheruKin imi>aled with Anns of Laiiy 
Here buried the bodye of AVill'" Sher- 
man ( ieiit / who deceased the lirst day of dune/in the ycAV of <.)\\v I-ord 

He mai-ried Failh Lany, daughter of Kichai'd Lany, who in his will 
pro\cd 15;;.S, st\le.s himself citizen and sci-y\oner (d' London, and declai'cs 
In- has written this his ])i-e.seut will with his owne hand. He gi\es to Ixatli- 
arine Lan\ and Faith I. any, his daughters, being now " yomiglings," live 
pounds to each. 

William Slicianan hjr^ives his brolher lleni-y all debts he may owe him 
and lie(|ueallis to him a ring woilli lorly shillings. 

To \\\) (illier brothers (showing they too were li\ing in i5M.j) ThouKis 

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Slicnnaii, IJiclianl Slirnniui, l^'raiicis Slicnhmi and Bartholomew Slicrinan, 
to each a imiil;' wmlli iorly ,sliilliiii;s. 'I'o cxcry of iii\' $nld hrotlicrs cliildron 
and lo tlif cliilili-cn of my Itrollicrs John Sherman and Anlhony Sherman, 
ten sliilliniis a piece, at twenty one or marria^v. lie makes liis hrofher 
John one (.)!' the oN'erseers of liis wilh Ilis hi-oiher- Anlhony and James 
liad decease(L ll<' <iives to his wile Kaitli I'oi- hie, lands, temaiients and 
manors in ilorham, Allynlon, i^ye v.^ '^'axley in Snllolk, with remainder to 
his oldest son John to whom he also de\ ise,^ l;,iid in the ('onnl\- of Lincoln, 
and legacies to his soirs Kichai'd and William and danuhlei-s I'Ji/ih. \\\, Ww- 
i^aret and l^'ailh. To ///,v tuivl\ John ]V<tllr>\ a I'im; worlh l\\eni\ Jnilii,-s. 
I^'ailh Sherman, widow of William, nanaiiu'd in Ipswich. ilei- will 1t 
dated Sept. I '_', I (10">, and was proved i\l;iy C, I CO?. Ilei' Imrial is tlins 
recoi-ded ill Ihe r.ii-ish K'e-isUa' of Sl. Slephens, Ip^wicli. I'^iilh Sheniian, 
\\ido\\, was iMiried the I'd day of l'\hriia iw, I ()(!(!. 

The w ill of Anlhony Sherman, uciil lemau, (he sixth son, is dated 1 Sept., 
lAS-J, ami was pidved 10 January, ITiS;;. He lived in K'oN'deii, where his 
t'alher had houses and lands, desircN to he hnri<'d in the jiarish church of 
Iv'oydeii. r.e(|nests to the pool' of K'o\diai, Diss and Vaxhy. lli^wih' 
ami son William lo he eveciilors. Hi-; hrolher TlKunas Sherman to Ix; 
oxcrseei', in whose care .Anlhony's le::ac\' of lO pounds was phu'cd hy theii' 

In (he (ire\ rediiiree in Visitation of SidhJk, l.")77, and in the Sherman 
Pedi'^rce in N'isiiation of SuMolk, Kill', i'^rancis Sherman, one of th(^ scjiis 
of Thomas, i.s said to have mai-ried Sihl)ell (iray, daunhter of Thomas (irey 
of Gosewolde Hall, in Thraiidoston in Sntfolk, and accordinur to the Sher- 
man Pedigree had issue Alexander son and heir. This is douhtlcs^ I-'ram-is 
Sherman of P>lownorton in Norfolk, i^entlemaii, tin- seventh son, whose will 
is dated L>1 Oct, , her, J 1 VA\v. (ICllL').' Xh- oives to the jioor of Yaxley, 
makes his smi Alexander execaitor, who pro\-ed the will at London 27 No- 
vemher, Kjdo. 

There is no donht hut that we have the wills of live oi the sons of Thomas, 
namely. Richard. John, \\'illiam. iVnllionv and l-'rancis. 

Whether the will hei'einaftt'r <;-i\en of James Sherman of Yaxley, dat<Mi 
11 of January, 107 1, and proxed 2o Sept. lo77, is the will of James tin; 
ninth son of Thomas, cannot he poMti\fly determined. There is no ti'ace 
of Hardiolomew (he eighth son later than his hrother William's will. lo.S.'J, 
unless lie is the person mentioiie(l ill the w ill of a Thomas Slienmin of Slo- 
ven in Suflolk, dateil LV.),'',, j.i-oveil l.V,)|, who speaks of his kinsman Par- 
tholomew Sherman. 

'I"he ^\ ill of IJohert Sherman, now si'rvant with John Ivlwards, citizen 
and vinterer of LoiKhm, sou of John, and i^mmikIsoii of 'Jlionias Sherman, is 
dated 12 Apial, Io7o, and was pi'oscd 17 Api'il, lo7(). He was a vonn<>; 
man, siu'cessfiil in hnsiness and left a Liood eslale in monev, i)la(e and jew- 
els. IK' he(|uea(lis to his well lo\cil uncle Andiony Sliei-man, K) iionmls, 
and to his ow n hrothers Nicholas and James and to his sistei's JNLiruaret, 
Deiiys, I'vli/.ahetJi and Anna Sherman, 10 pounds each. 'I'o his umdi- Ihai- 
rie Sherman 1.'! pounds (> shilliiiLis and eiiiht pence, makes him supei'visor 
and overseer of his will, foinises his uncle Bartholomew Sherman the ei^-ht 
pounds he owes him. 'I'o his cousin 'IJiomas Shei'inan, son of his unch; 
'I'homas Sherman of Yaxley, a i-ini; of ^old wilh a stone in il. His huliei-, 
.lohii Sherman, residuar-y Icijalee and execulor. 

The will of Sherman of K'ond'ord, ( o. l-lssex, mailleman, is 
dated 21 Nov., Hi20, and was [)roved KS January, lG20-i. lie is another 

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G6 ]\'iUi^ of the /S/icnna/in of Vaxleij, Eng. [Jan. 

^oii ot .loliii ;iii(l i;i;tii(ls(iii of 'I'lionias Slicniiuii. Tliis \vu know, btcaiiso 
Ik- L;i\(s ;i li'UJiry of ;') pounds to liis sister M:u'i;;iret (lolVe, Av'ulow. And 
liis iiiicic K'icliartI i;ivcs a Iciiacy to his iiicfe !Mari;aret CioHV. His father 
liad HwmI in Hi-aniford. Thi' testator dii'L-fts his house in Hranil'ord be sold 
to |)a\ h'iiacics. 

Till- will of .John Shenuan of Yaxley, dated 10 August, ].'>04, and jiruved 
i;} Deeeaiber in same year, ([uite possibly may be the will of tlie father of 
Thomas of Yaxley, lie had lauds in Yaxley and Diss. He had an only 
son Thomas and an only dauiihtei- jMargaret. Thomas Sherman of Y'axley, 
in his will provides an annuity for his sister Lockwood, but does not give 
her ehristian name. INlost of these testators take the styh; — (Jentleman. 
A gentleman in England in the time of Elizabeth has been defined to be 
"one who without any title, l)cars a coat of Ai'ins and is known to be de- 
scended fi'oni ancii'nt families that have alwa\s borne a coal of ai'Uis." 

llenr\ ;ind William, two of the sons of Tlmnias, were i-icli. Nearly all 
tlieiv iMdlliei^ ac(|uired |ii-()pei-ty. and apparenll\ wei'e in easN circanuslances, 
with more of the comforis of lile in their homes than they had in their 
childhood in the inde abundance of their Va.xley honu;. 

iSneh families, and there were many such in (;\ci-y county, made l^nglaud 
rich, and ga\c to liei' honor and sirenglh. it is seldom that one can know 
imn-e of (he ciicnmslanees and kind of life of all of the memliers of a large 
fatnil\ , living in hm-land .'>•')() \ears ago, nom^ of them pei->ons of lank or 
in }»ublie station, than is known of Thomas Sherman of Yaxley and his 
sons. In the next century when " Ci(jd sifted a whole nation that be might 
send clioice grain over ijito this wilderness," it is known that fourteen men 
iind women of this man's seed came to New England. Two of the fourteen 
Avere Samuel Sherman of Stratford and Stamford and Capt. dolin Sherman 
of '\\'atertow 11 ; among whose descendants are William Tecumseli Sherman, 
John Sherman, IJoger Sherman and his grandsons IJoger S. Baldwin, E. 
IvOekwood Ibia)-, William JM. iMarts, (ieoig'e F. Hoar; men conspicuous 
in the nation and in its history lor distinguished public service. 

The Sherman I'edigree of five generations in the visitation of Leicester- 
shire, K)]',), liegiiis with Thomas Sherman of "\'axley. 

Arms. Or, a lion rampant sabh;, charged on the shoulder with an annu- 
let for dilference, l)ctween llirei' oak lea\cs vei't. 

('re>t. A sea-lion sejant argent, giillee de poi\, linned or. 

The redii^ree oi\c,s Thomas Sherman nine sons as named in his will, but 
notice, chiclly the desc.ndaiits of \\ illiain Sherman, tlu' lilth son of Thomas. 
As tlh'sc Arms are dilferenerd wiili an annidet, which is the mai-k usi'd by 
a liflli son (all the sims ha\ini; llie right lo bear llni paternal Arms), to dis- 
tinguish \\\^ o\vn Arms from the Arms of his I'allier and lirolhers, it may bc 
regardeil as e\i(lenee that his father bore thi-se Arms. The orii^inal Ivcturn 
in the Herald's College has the signature "dolin Sherman," and with this 
notation: "* jn'remptiuily deiru-s or fers." 'J'he only dolm Sheianan in this 
Pedigree that could have signed the IJeturn is Joliii, the son of \Villiani, 
who married Anna ('a\c. Ne was nearly <i() years old in I CI'.)." lie 
ne\er supposed ilial anyone li\ing'JS(l years afler him would be cairlous 
to know why he refused, and percniphualy, to pav the Herald's b'l'S, 
A lac simile of his signatuiut may be seen at the end of the N'isilation of 
J.eice.slei-.diire, Kii;). 

He li\ed in " llu; Newarke jiixla Leicester," a sift; of some of the best 
houses in or near I h(! town. .According lo (lu! Visilalion his oldest son 
\Villiam was o 1 years old in KIIH. I'ossibU he is the William Slierinuu 

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win. u:is tilt; fririul ill Kh.uIuikI of Kcv. Francis IliggiiiHOU. Tlic_ family 
of Cave <if rickwt'U and i.cico^tcr, into which Jolin Sherman marrhnl, wa.s 
an uld ainl |,ioinincnt one. ItH I'^linree is ,nivc;ii in tho Visilalion. It 
MMiiis i.iol.ulilc lliat honu' of the family symputhi/.ud with tin; I'nrilans. 

it wa-. ihe "(k-voul Lady Cave" who lu-rsnadcil Ucv. Fraiieis lliLC.i;iii.soa 
to |,r.a(h llu; sriinun before the (iemral Assizes, in Leioester, in i>laee of 
\\\r Doctor of Divinity, who havinuj been nominated three months hetorij- 
haiid hv the Sheriff to iin-aeh on that occasion, was so incompetent that he 
e(<iild liot |)repare a sermon. His friends whom he consulted in his per- 
plexity advised him to call on Mr. Ili.-ginson to do it for him. 1'liis, of 
course, he was very reluctant to do, lieino; vi(^lently ojiposed to liim and 
having threatened to drive him out of the town, hut the night before the 
As.Mze he-;an he sent his wife to T.ady Cave, who prevailed with Mr. llig- 
niiiM)ii to preach for him the ensuing day. Cotton Malhi'r, in his life of 
Kev. Francis IliggiuNon, ndates the incident and says Lady Cave suffered 
it to oet abroad whh the result that the Doctor of Divinity was so ridiculed 
and fell into smh contempt that he hdt the town. 

It is ctmiectnred that this \Villiam Sherman, sou of John Sherman and 
Anna Cav(', is the William Sherman who was one of ihe chief siipport(;r8 
hi J.eicester of Rev. Francis lligginson, and that it is he who is referreil to 
in the following extract from a letter of Kev. Thomas W. Davids of Col- 
chester, England, to jAIr. Dean, printed in the Ri:gisti:k, voL "i?, page 83: 
''Among" the papers at the Uecord OHice ( Doin Series Charles I., 
Ixx.wiii. l.'i) is one ndatiiig to several non conformists; William Sherman 
of Leicester being one of them. 'I'he date is after August, IC^'J. it ap- 
pi'ars that he was favored by IJishop Williams, and his case is referred to 
as an example of that prelate's laxity. William Sherman and others had 
hifonned against IMr. Limit, Vicar of St. Margaret's in that town. To 
this Llunt reiilied that Sherman and the rest were Puritans whom he would 
not s|iare in their irregularities, bi'iiig Surrogate, and that they were keep- 
ers of Conventicles. lie adds that Sherman and his fellows knelt before 
and after the conununion, but stood up while eating, and he i)rayed that 
the liishop would interfere ; but he took no notice." 

'' It also appears that Sherman and anolher had got inttj the Court of 
Iliuh Commission for divers incouformities, and were principal ringleaders 
in such disorders; and that they were the means of introducing lligginsoa 
to Leicester, and contributed to' his snp])ort there. One particular alleged 
against Sherman before the Court of lli-h Commissi.jii was that Ik; and one 
Miller had set up some one .... to buy the vicarage of St. Mclio- 
las for lliiiginson, *a notorious noncoiiformi-t,' and contributed money tor 
that purpo"'. Sherman escaped from tin; Court through Williams's inter- 
cession, lie then ' rijlurned with great rejoicing on the part of the Puri- 
tans of tin; tovvne.' 

At the dale of the jiaper therti had been several conventicles in Sher- 
man's house which lligginson used to fntpient. Sherman is descril)ed as a 
man (;videnllv trusted in ibi; whole neiuliliorhood and of some inlluence, 
u ho had snccessfnily pleaded with Williams for the releas.; of S(une non 
conformists from the Iscclcsiastical Court." 

It also seians plausible to suppose, as suggested by K'ev. .Mr. Davids, that 
this is the William Sli.Tinan to whom. Fei). "ili, 1 (■.■i8--',», our (joNtiiuor and 
Company in Luiulou gave "liberty for II dales to fech his keynes m 
Norlhampt near . .' . . Feiw-y ;" doubtless, as I\L-. Savag(! say *■ 
be embarked in the licet with lligginson. 


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This William' Slicrmnii (.loliii/ A\'ilii:iiii,'- 'riioiii;is^ of Yiixlcy) did not 
(•(tiuii lit .\i\v I'-iiulaiid. lit; married ISlary Ivasccllcs or I^assrls, uiid lived 
in l.rice.stir. In the Sheiuuui I'edi^ree in the Visitation of Jjeieestershire 
]i)S-'>. ihi ii- t'liildren and j^randchihlrcn are. entered, as a[i|>ears from the 
Keeiird- of the Colhii^e of Arms. 

'Hie N'isitaiion of Suti'olk made l)y dolin Haven, Uicdnnond Herald, in 
1 (Ul\ and delivered into the otliet' of Arms I ()2 1, contains a Fediiiree of 
Siiermaii of Briiisyard. It begins with Thomas Sherman of Vaxlev, li'ivin;^^ 
Irm ten sons; all the nini' sons iiami'd in his will and one more, R<i})frt. in- 
serted as the. liflh son. A son and liranddauiihter of i''i'aneis, calle*! tlie 
I'lyhth son, ai'e the only des<'endants iidtieed in this pedigree. 

The Sherman PediL;re<' in the N'isitatiim of Devonshii'e. 1(120, has the 

Arms. ( )r, a lion rann)ant sable, between three holly leaves vert. 

Crest. A sea lion sejeant sable, anttik; or, finned prfiper, and begins 

" Holn'rt Sherman of Yaxley in Com Suit == 1 da. of \\'ill. Sherman of 
Otterie St. JMary." I'ossilily lie may be the luibert entered in \"isitation 
of Snlfolk as fifth son of Thomas. 

In L\sons AlaLfiia lliiltania, N'ol. 7, p. ecw, it is stated that "Sherman 
of Knii;iite-ton purchased an estate in ( )ltei-\', .St. IMary, Countv of Disvon 
in the ii'iL:i: ol Henry the \ 1 1 1 — the heii-ess after a few desciMits mai'ried 
Coplohm." ,\rms. " ( )i-, a lion rampant, sable between three Imlh lea\-es 
proper." .Vnd in \'ol. <S, pa^e .'»7'S, •• Kuiiihleslon in the pai-ish of ()llerv 
St. i\lary, upon the attainder of the Duke of Suffolk fell to the crown. It 
was aflei'wards purchased by William Sherman, Ivs(|., whose family rt'sided 
ln're ior se\i'i'al descents," and a foot note, pa<j^e .'f?',), says : 

" In the [larish thurch of ()tter\ St. INIary are monuments of the Sher- 
man family, the iuscilptions nearly olilileraled in 177 I. The date is uiven 
of ^\'illiam Sherman, l'-s(|., \'^)\'l. William his sou, loS,'!. The dates of 
ICii; :iud K; 17 S are slill visible." 

In this N'isilalion I'edi:^i-e(; William Sherman, 1 .").S,"), is entered as a urand- 
son of William. in his will proved dune o, loS;!, Ik- (h'sires to be buried 
in the parish tdiui-ch uf Oltery St. IMary, beside lii.s fathei', but does m)t tjive 
his fatlier's christian name. There wer(! Shermans in ()ttei'y St. iMary 
belore the lime (if Henry the \' 1 1 lib. as appears frdui the will (d" Margaret 
Sherman ol ( )tlery St. Alar\, proved 17 Ndvendier, II',)."). 

\ii arms are i;i\en in the Sherman Pediiii-ee of four li'eiierations begin- 
iuul; N\iih John Sherman of Jjittleini;ton in the \'isitation of Candjridi^e- 
shire, Kil!', but the Arms of this familv, as recorded in the College of 
Arms, are '•()!■ a lion ramp. sa. inter .'! holly leaves vert." 

The \ isitati(ni of Jjeicestershire, Ki.S.'f, gives four generations of John 
Sherman of Newark, near Leicester, who married Anna Cave. 

At Waeiou in Norfolk, live or six mih-s north of Diss, lived dohn Sher- 
man, genllemau, n(jt known to be related to or conneettMl with llu; Yaxley 
family. His will was jiroved at Norwich, Oct. 21), lo.SO. He bad a large 
family of sons and daughters, all married, witti many children. lie makes 
liis oldest son John exeeiitcjr. The will of this son dohn, gentleman, was 
proved at Norwich, 2(! May, ir)t)7. He gives to his son Timothy a ring 
with his .Vrms giaven there(ni, and this is the -lolin Sherman who had a 
grant nf the following- Arms in l.V,)|i, as recvu-ded in the College of Arms: 
"■ Azure, a Pelican \'olaul. or." 

Descendants of this famil\ wen; li\ing in Ipswich at the .same time with 
descendants t)f lleui-y Sheiinau of ( iihdiesler. 

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'I'lic nuinc of the fouiitlcr of the family of Hheniuin, and the phice of his ill i;iiL;hui(l, has not been discovered. It is of record tliat a family 
t»f ihi- ii:mn- was in Shiiipsliire ill the lirst lialf of the lltli century and 
owiMil hiini thiin-. In a ( "aleiidar oi' Old SliiMiishirc Fines in 'I'iie I'ro- 
(■cnliiiL;-- til' ihc Siiroiisliire, vVrcha'olo^ical Socirly, \'ol. (i, ]);ii;'(; -i-'.', it is 
Hiiid ihiit :i line was levied Ixdween ^Villianl Siierman and A^ins his wife, of 
Ludhiw. and Nicholas Kylrych of Ludlow, of land in Ludlow in the eighth 
of ICdward III (luoj). 

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Coiiimmiicalcil liy I,. IIashuoi ck vox Svui,i:u, ( ii'iicald^^nst. 
[C'miliiiucd IVoni A'oluinc 53, pa^'c li'J'J.] 

Martha M, died Deceiiiher 2.S, LSol, aifed I'J years. 

Marshal ('.. died May l'O, l,s;i;J. a^^ed lU months. 

Nancy, ilied .lanuar}' ill, IH-'M, aged lo years. 

Children of dared Seeley. 

Harriet I\L Seeley, died .January '21, 1 «<">(), aLiccl 22 years. 

Jared L. .Seeley, died (Jctober J<1, LS.jO, aged 21 years. 

diildreii of Jared Seeley. 

Li memory of I\Lss Electa I\L Seeley, who died March 11, LS39, aged 22. 

Li memory of Lewis Seley, who died August 2, 1830, aged oi') years. 

C'hanncy Seley, died November 10, DSLJ, aged 'Si') years. 

Klizabeth Seeley, died danuary -S. ISll, aged ().') years. 

Aliniia. wile of lle;ir\ Speiieer, died December 2."i, l.S7d, aged C>>'> years. 

Ill niemor\ of i\Ir. Llijah Stanton, who dii'd danuary }'' L'Jili, 17()1, in 
the -bull } lar of his age. 

In memoi-y of ('apt. Fdijah Stanton, who died the IJUli of January ITlil, 
in the .jolh year of bis age. ('riie two piecuding are ap[)ai-ently at the 
head and foot of the same grave. 'J'he former is of slate and the latter of 
wliiti' marlile, apparently almost as old as the ftu'iner.) 

Mary V. II., wife of William "W. Stanton, tlied January 11, 18 IG, aged 
A'S years. 

In memory of Mary Stone, wife of ('a|itain I^/ekiel Stone, who tiled 
Oelober 12, "l.S2(;, aged CI \ears. 

Saeied lo llu; iiwiiiory of !\li>s K'uby Wain w ri^lil, who died {''ebiuary 12, 
IS! 7, aged 21 year,.. 

Ill nieiiioiy of lbuii\, daughter of Air. David and Mrs. Keuby Waiu- 
wriglil, died .lune .">, 171)2, in the ord \car of her aiie. 

David Wainw light, died May 21, IS.'il. aged ,S0 years. 

l'\iiiiiy Wainw right, died August 2, iSIKI, aged 7',) years. 

Mi's. Ividiy Waiiiwriglit, died -lanuai-y IS, |M Hi, aged (S'J years. 

To the iiieiiKMy ( d' lloii. ^\ illiaiii WliiliiiL;. died December \lll, Allx'i^XO 
II, ai4ed r\i years. (Soldier Anurieaii ib;volulioii.) 

iMajor William ^\'hitillg, died at New Ledford, Novembers, ISL), aged 
8.'; year-,. 

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^^ (h-dcrlij ]h>oI- of Sergeant Josldh J*erry. [Jan. 

S.iiali Ann, \vil\' of William Wliilin--, dicl Hiiddcnly, lull of fuilL and 
good works. l)ccfinl)i;r 12, IHlO, aged 111 years. 

I>i-. AIiraliaiM 'W'liitiuu-, died danuary 1 G, 18r>2, aged 82. 

(-"uri\MK'(,' Whiting, died August 4, 1848, aged 7(i^ 

ill nuMKJi-y of dames Walling, who departed this life, November G, 1798 
in the list year of his age. ' ' 

In memory of Lt. Davenport AVilliams, son of y^' IM. Steph. Williams, of 
bpnnglield, who on his return from the army died Shellield, October 18 
17.».S, in y« 28th year of his age. ' 

To the memory of I\rr. Timothy Younglove, died December 31, 179G, 
agetl G-") years. 

In memory of Mrs. Violet, wife of Timothy Yomiglove, who died October 
i;j, A.I)., 182;;, in tlie 8(;tli year of Iiei' age. 

Krecled to the memory of Jonathan Younglove, who departed this life 
June 1(1. 1812, aged IG years. 

in nu'inory of iMrs. Sai-ah Younglove, wile of iMr. Oliver Younglove, who 
departed this lile, dune 4, 1801, in the ;J2nd year of her age. 

[To l)c continued.] 


Contrihutc.I by Miss Ellen D. LAitxia), of TlioMipiou, Couu. 

Mk. .Iosiau Pkkuv, of AYebster, has in his possession an Orderly Book 
belongnig lo his grandlalh.^r, Sergeant d..siah I'erry. It contains a report 
ot service at 1' ort Cund.erlan.l, April, r7.V,), to September, 17(iO. It -ives 
the iiames ol (h,; olll.vrs and a number of specilic orders, sonu^ of them rather 
curious, bill no i-eporlof engagement. : 

A Report of Service in Fort Cainherhuul, Nova Scotia. 1750-1700. 
A batlered, leather-covered Orderly Book, handed down in the family of 
Josiah Terry, Dudley, I^Iass., proervs the record of this frontier military 
ser\ic,- 111 ihr Fremh and Indian War. 4'lu> name of dosiah Pearv, as the 
iianie was then spelt, aj.i-ears among the c(.rporals at the fort. Aliout two- 
tlurds of the volume is taken up by the military record. Retaining the 
book, alter retiring from service, it was utilized for domestic purposes. 
Narioiis charges for board and sundries against his mother-in-law; the 
birth aii.l names of his eleven chil.lren, and other minor matters, are 

'-'"■ '•''■•' ''.V tlH' corporal in the same cl.tar, bol.l hand, as that of the mili- 

taiy K .-Old. In .•oiirsc of i imr ihe book passes on to his oldest son, as appears 
by lie elaborale superscription: " Abu(;r Peary, his Oyphcring Hook. 
Dudley, dan. Uth. 1781." The vacant pag.s are then lilled 'up with 
o.\anij,lrs oi those recondite arilhmelical ])roi.l.'ms that so puzzled the 
brains o| our graiidfatli( Amid ail ..,iiri.s su.h pciMnial items as 
the paivnlagvand birllipla.v of Corporal dosiah Tcary, name of wife and 
(:.te ol marriage, and dah^ of ivnioval to I )u.lK.v, are uiMorlimalely laekin-. 
Iheold ()rd.'rly Kook howvrr pivsers.s (o his dr,s,',ndanls lh(; reconl 
ol a mdilaiy servie.: ijul inighl olli.rwi.e have cs.taprd their knowle.l-(^ 
and gi\e> d,. tails that are of -cneral interest. "^ 

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]:i()().J Ordtihj l>ooh of Sergeant Josudi Perry. 71 

l'\»il ( 'uiiiIki laiiil \v:i-* oih' of :i iiuniluT of fdi'ts, uKiiiitained by the Kng- 
li-li fur ill.' piiitr.iiiiii of ll:ilif;i\, .\(i\:i Si'otiu uinl IJiiy of Fuiuly. iL was 
laKi II fmiu ill'- !■ iiikIi, .liiiic, I7.''', li\' N\ iiislow's cxiJc'iliLiou the ;.;;,l ii. iKiiiic (li;ni-< il fioiii llraii Scidiii' to Ciiiubtirluud. By 
tc-nii-- of i'..]' iilaii.'ii till- l'"rrih h ili'lis t:i-i;il 11 ji tin; flirt a 11(1 king's stores, but 
\s, 1,- tr.ii ■[ : !■ ■! t" i.iiiii l.iir_' u iili all iiiisatc (.Iftc-ls at the expense 
(il Kiii^ (..■■:.'.:. It f.iiilaiiM .1 niii- line brass nidilai' wliicli carried u ten- 
iiicli -hi(i ai:t t\\(:iil\"i\ laiiiinu. li was | iba-aiil ly >il uatfil at the head 
airl 1-. til. Vf of the Hay of l''iiiid\ and ciiiloscd about two and a half 
ai r^ ' i-'f ;,'..'iiiid. A garri-on \va~> niaiiitaiiietl in i'oil Cunibcrland frmn tlie 
tiui'' >i il-. f.tjiliu'i:. 

W li, II ill I7.V.' till' lbili>h go\(;i iinuiit aroused itself to coiniilit the 
(I iii|ii'-t ' f ( an ida, two thousand men were ordircd for the l)i'Oti;etion of 
llabf.n, .No\a Seolia and Hay of l-'undy. ^V s|K;(ial order from (jleneral 
.\;i.!i.r-l. Ai'iil I I, eiJ'orced the absoluie neetssity of hnishing the works 
.it I' rl ( iiiulu ilaiid. ( )f tifleen hundred jiro\in(,ials embarked at UostOU 
in \1 >\. ii.iir hundred were assigned lo I'^orl ( 'iiinlnrland. The tirsl entry 
iu out (hdirlv Hook was made ".May "J;!' 17.V.). I'arole. Whilemore. 
( 'uuiil< I dLjn. Salcin. ( inards as usual. A Court IMartial to eit to-morrow 
luorniie' for (he trial of all such prisoners as shall be brought before them. 
'I In- Hi\ l''rcnch luisoneis are to be put on JJoard the Kndeavonr, C'apt. 
( hurchill, to go with liiiu to Halifax. 'J'hirty men are to be detaehed to 
join tin; artillery, and taught the exercise of the cannon, and to be able- 
iMxlitil sjiiy iiicii. (larrison to be luide'r arms to-morrow, ;it 1 o'clock in 
(he afternoon in ordc;r to lluar being shown their alarm posts; tin; gnanls 
are to join their companies exi'e[)t the blo(^k-hoiise and sentries, and these 
olliccrs when tln;y are posted are to have a list taken of the sergeants and 
corporals and jirivates' nam(\s assigned them. It's expected that ollicers 
tiiid sergeants and every man that is capable of standing under arms do 
.appiar in order every jierscm in case of a real alarm may know where to 
go without any confusion. 

Whereas the ilch increases among tin; soldiers of this garrison, it's eai'- 
ncHilv reconiniended lo the ollicers commanding coni[)anies to })rociire brim- 
stone and what else may be necessary to cure them, and if possible; to put 
a soon stop to the jirogress of it as the conseijuences of neglect in that jioint 
will hi" Very detrimental to the' nuui." 

•• .May L'li. I'arole — Bragg. C'oinitersign — iMai'blehead. Guards as 
usual. 'J'he ollicers, sergeants, corporals, drums and privates, who liave 
their posts assigned them on the work in case of alarm are to take them 
to-moii'ow morning at 10 o'clock and teach them the exercise in case of an 
atta(d\ — 

Whereas Xalhaniel Lainson, private of ('ajit. ('heever's company, is 
re[)ortcd prisoner under guar<l conlineil by Lt. 15oyd(;n for l>ijig down on 
his post and neglect of duty, and whereas informal ion has been made the 
prisoner is subject to lits and snppose<l to have had oik; at yt time he was 
found lying down, a Court of impiire is ordered, ect. I'onsisting (jf Ca])- 
tain and four subs, and report as soon .is may be to the commanding ollicer 
how they find it." 

''May '2S. Paroh; — AVillmat. Ciuinti rsign— Medford. ^^'hereas com- 
plaint has been made that the gai'deiis are hurl b\ lie h";- and small 
s\vine, those that are owners of them are either to shut up or ).-al'. them 
in order to prevent their doing so. 

JMay 2'J. Parole — Lasell. Countersign — Waltham. Two men of the 

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novinl.alsar.ja,.|...,nt.,l as lu.anlnMu.n, fu be un.lcr ll.o .lireriions of Mr 
^ui,:,u,.,al>,; n.,.,,u-,>cnter.s for the Kin.-'s works to be under the s- me 
*lu-c.tUMKs. I be u'oiks in case of alarm are to be manne.l as follow -I 


Prince Edward's Bastion 
Prince Henry's " 

The Duke's " 

Prince William's " 

Prince Pr('(lerick's " 

Lowdens Canteen 

•Store house " 

Gateway '' 

Olliceis J5arrracks 

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A\nnes of officers for the Diferent Posts. 
Ca])tains,— Cheever, Tajilin, b:ddy. 
].ieutenant.s— Learned, TrumhuH; Macomber, P.oyden. 
hiisii;ns, — Baker, Kddy. ^ 

" Urtleis in case of an Alarm. 
• The olHcer of the Spurr Guar.l is to oo wit), 24 of his men into the 
Wlan wlu-re the ^ate is and defend it as Ion. as possible ; 1 Ser ' v nt of 

^' . ■lue ulnch iu. .s to do in .he Ditch lill he conu. to ,he Fort.-.t,. e 


J nud iM .,( mm who are lo hr v^u^hi (he exerci.M- of ih,- .Mvat .nms 

K. rc.t u, .he (Kuri^on are to be on tim Parade of the Fort tlu' J cf aU 

the onhTs of ihe counnandin.r otlicer. Every m-ui unon f1,..\ f 1 / 

- - innnediately to .he post assigned him ^^C: ^^Z i ,^ Spm^L^ 

lacks an. .o push to the , ate of the Fort where the/wiil l,e a^buiiu'lh' " 

. ,3 ..! lan.le-Jrayer rountersio.i-Weston. The ollicers com- 

an l,u,, .ompames are to the men's annnunitiou and r.port wh"t 

<!H.vere<l them at Castle ^Villia■n," in which return .l,e/a:: ,:' ^e ^^y 

';•'";"■ '• l';.role-Ab..nToml,H'. Countersi.,n-IIav..rhilL 

lis i ,-■ .■ommau.iu,,- olll,v,.- p„si,ive ord.Ts thai all .hr s.^-vaut. corno- 

•='lj and pnva,..s ol .his ^arnsou repair wi.hin th. .purr <.a..^. uu Z 

a- a , OS,, who are ,uihy ol iuvach of this order are t.r e lu t d S 

tlic -,niaid and reported accordinuly. ^'umiiieo to 

-Jane 2. Jts the con,mandiug ollicer's orders that the parties who ^o 

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daily for wood, parade! tlicir men so early as to iuan:li at tni o'clock, which 
hour they arc not to exceed. 

-Iiinc 1. As soon as I he provisions are issued out for this week all the 
men in uarrisoa except them on i^iiard are to he emj)loyed in cleanini^r the 
Fort and Spnrr of all dirt and unnecessary stuff l\iii<|- in' the way. all wdiich 
is to l)i; carrii'd out of the spiu'i' iiate' to such a distance as not to bii offensive. 
'I'hose of the train to (K) their part of this duty, according to 3Ir. iioche- 
ford's direction. 

A Ixetnrn of vVmniiunlion in the Detachment of Col. Frye's lu-^iment 
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Fort Cumberland, -June 0, 17.5'J 
Joiix Lndicott, i)/(yor. 
To CoL. JosKi'ir FiiYK, commanding officer 
at Fort Ciim/jcrla/ii/." 

"dune (■). Parole — Tdand. Connlersi^n — ^^'eIdlanl. 

It's Col. l''iye"s orders that an ollic('r daily visits the soldiers' barracks 
and see ihat they keep ihemscdves (dean and that 110 lilih be thrown out 
about tlic'ir doors into the Parade of either b'ort or spur, or the luudv side 
of the barracks between tlieni an.l the works, and that the scddi^^rs coidc 
their vi.'tiials pi-operly, and by no means suiter them to eat broiled salt pork 
or lashers of an\ kind, and make report daily to (he commandinq- ollicer, 
how lh(;y lind llie soldiers I'onduca lhem-.(d\es in those jioints. 

June 8. A garrison court martial to sit to-day at 1 1 o'clock for the trial 
of such prisoners as shall be broiiyht before (hem. Capt. Slocomb, presi- 
dent ; Lt. Kochfort, Lt. Ivcarned, Ct. Trumbidl, I'jisi-n Day. Twoof ihi; 
liain tii(d -oue broke, the oiIkji- whip lill \ lashes. 

dune '.». 'I'he caplaius of ihe se\ei:d companies jiii; (o make out viclual- 
liui; Ivolls of ihem a^|-eealde to the lev(dlini; of couipaides (Ik; 2:»lh of I\Iay 
and deliver them om- connsai) — W iuslow. 'I'o-morrow moriunj,' al 7 o'clock 
the wlude garrison e\(te]»t the Senlries and hospital guard are to be under 
arms in onh^r to have the articles of War read to theiu and to be exercised 
at their alarm posts. 

• lime II. Whereas the ui.arsh lying be(w(;en Ihi; endm-nce on which the 
l''oil stands and the river is ihe place of dependence foi- piocurim; hay for 
(he siippoit of the Iviug's o\cu iV.c in t he u inlei- seas,,n the liinlsmeii arc; 
dire.-ted lo lake clfecttial care; (hat n(. ca(tle uor horses bi^ snilered (hero 
any longer. 

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17. The <;an-isoii to a.sseinl)li' at. (> o'clock this afternoon in the I'urade 
of the Fort to attend prayers: tlie main guard to turn out, and tlie other 
guards are to keep their stations. 

1",). Saving while the slooj) S(!a l<'lo\ver now in Ciuuberland C'reek lies 
tlntre, a corporal and six privates are to he sent every night to guard her, 
I'rayers are to be atti-ndi'd daily at 'J o'clock, j\. M. l)y all the men in gar- 
rison oiV duty. Lieut, dohn liutler appointe(l acting (Quartermaster: a 
sergeant and privates to be detached to assist C'apt. iviveianore in landing 
the Hospital stores." 

A report of the sick and unlit tor duty June lo, showed a good condi- 
tion of health among men. Seven pi'ivates were sick in the Hospital and 
foui- lanu; in the Barracks. Klnathan Hoyden, ollicer of the guard, went the 
rounds, June 17, according to onh'rs, found tin.', Sentr_y all alert on their 
posts: nothing material since guards mounting — .'5 jMck-axes, four spades, 
one ax, one wheelbarrow: 1') sentries were maintained liy day; "J!) at 

"June 21. Three men to be added to the C'overtway guard that a sen- 
try may be constantly kept over the JNIass. Hospital Stores lirought here 
by Samuel l^ivermore, Kscp 'J'he men hereafter named belonging to Capt. 
Danks compaii}' of Rangers to do niglit duty — Sergeant Reuben Taylor, 
Stephen Solomon, Thomas Seagrave, Tobias AN'^arner, l*]noch INIolfatt. 

•_'■_'. I'he wood party to consist of Hi men to be tletached from the sev- 
eral companies in proportion to eai'b. 

■2o. its Col. Frye's orders that the non commissioned ollicers and priv- 
ates in garrison keep their lire arms clean and in good order ; that they 
make it their daily j)ractice to wash and ke(,'p their face and hands clean, 
and their weekly prac^tice to wash their shirts, that they may have a ck'an 
one to put on every week, and every timt; they turn out under arms ujion 
any occasion that they appear persomdly neat aiid clean, their beards 
shaved off and their firearms as above directed — all which the ca})tains 
and other ollicers are to see their res[)ective eomjianies observe. 

;!»>. Divine service to be attended every Sunday bv all the garrison off 
duly— 11 A.M. 

July 2. All the men in garrison off duty tonujrrow are to clean the 
casenient and barracks that have nc^t yet been cleaned of the lilth thai is ia 
them. 'Idle 30 men that joined the train are to assist in doing it. Lieut. 
Johnson will please to excuse; them from the exercising of the cannon for 
tliat <lay. 

o. I'arcjh! — Fnsign Eddy: Coinilersign — Providence. Rum to be 
issued to the troops belonging to I he Rrovince of the Alass. Lay now in 
gaj-rison at 10. o'clock A.M., and they are to attend ('apt. [./ivermore at 
tlnit lime lor it. 

7. \\ liiMcas some; of the troops have taken Sundry sorts of clothing 
and olhei- lliiiigs onl ol ihe Province slores and S(dd oi' exchanged them as 
imagined for s|pii-iluous rKpiois of whiih ihey liave less iummI than llie for- 
mer. \\ liicli piadice is not only a N'iolalion of ihc Arlidcs of War whii'li 
exposes such offenders to corporal ])unisbment but destroys the design 
of that CJovei'nment in sending them under Ihe care of geaillcnien to relieve 
the wants of the Soldita-s ; and not only so l>ut will be; attended witli other 
bad <;ons((pienceH to those guilty ol such irregularities, h'or most certainly 
rum will not didCud llimi from (he iurlcincncy of the W(;alluM', nor tin; 
Hliii!j,inL' of ihe ins(;cls with which this counli'^' vei-y plcnlifully abounds as 
clolliing will and besieles loo nuich strong liepior intoxicates the bi'ain und 

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rciuliTs lli()S(! tliat t;ik(j it iii tliat <1cL:n(! unlit for military <lMty or aiiylliing 
else. And if tlicy are posted as Sentries as soiiietiiiies lias l)eeii, ten to one 
l)ut they are eatclied asleep, put under ij;iiard and l)rouglit to puuishnient 
for the avoiding of which tliey'U plead thtiy never did ,->o l)t;fore, nor should 
they have done so then only ha|)pened to he a little in li(|Uor — a ]iretty name 
for drunkeiniess. For renu'dy in tliis case it's Col. Five's orders that no 
.sulli'r pei'son lieensed for sellinu,' spii-iiuous lii|Uors sell or l.'t any of the 
8oldi(>rs ahove nienlioned ha\(; any iiuii, wini', l.iandy or any other soil of 
spirituous litpiors on any aecoiiiit w liate\t.'r till they have leave to do so, ami 
both tliey and every other person are herehy foiliid ImyiiiL; or reeeiving 
directly or indirectly anythini,' out of the aliove Soldiers Stores, and the 
Captains coinniandiiig eonipaiiies in garrison -aw to apply to Samuel Liver- 
more, Fsij., keeper of the Mass. Stores for the kno\vle(lye of what clothiii"- 
these men have received of him, and make each man give account of the 
tSaiiK' .... 

11. Liherty is lierehy granted to all Sutlers of this place to sell any 
Sort of spirituous li(pior> to the Provincial troojis in garrison between the 
lionrs of 10 ,i.m. and o p.m. if they [ilease — Imt with caution that th(;v 
receive tio Sort of Chjthing of said Iroojis as pay for said licjuor or for any- 
thing else they may purchase of tlu'in. And that if the Sutlers or others 
in trade credit those troops for anything whatever they must run the ris(|uc 
of getting pay for the same as the soldiers receive no pay till they return 
to New England again and it's not in the power of the ollicers nor myself 
to put them under any stoppages, either here or there. 

ll». \ cor[)(iral and .six i)rivates to be ready at a minut(i's warning with 
their arms, ammunition and a week's provision to attend the command of 
Mr. 'i'ongue on his passage to Halifax and elsewhere he shall see tit. One 
ca[itaiii. two sul)s, two sergeants, two corjiorals and G(J men with their 
arms, ainmunilion and a wick's jirovision, to proceed in the schooner down 
the ba\ for wood cull iuLiw here goixl wood is to' Ite cut between this ami 
( 'ape .M eirilli|lliil. 

■_'(). Ten of (he hesi, men for mowing, who are to bi; detached for that 
purpose, ;ir(! to hohl theiiisel vi'S in readiness at Capt. .Martin's (^all, who 
has lh< o\er>ii:ht of that husiness. 

■J 1 . Whereas the soldiers in garrison lielongiug to the Massachusetts 
i'),i\ h:i\e refused to lie at the trivial expense of two-pence each man per 
wiek to li:i\e their mola--es lirewed lulo heel', and have insisted upon 
havne^ mnla-M-, deli\ei-ed unto them under the pi-ei/me of brewing it 
themselves v\hieh lht;v havi^ heeii indulged in. but insteail of iHJnw- it in 
that wav which the (Jovernment desiL;ne(| thev eat it with their victuals to 
the damage ol iheii- health, therefore no inoi'e molasses is |o Ik; delivered 
lo them, ami ('apl. l,i\ermore, commissary ol the i'rovince stores, will 
]di'a>e to go\t-rn him>ell accoidim^lv. 

27. A sergeant and 1:.' privativs to cov(;r the teams going for pickets; a 
corporal and (i privates to cover the men mov\ing on the iiKJst exjiosed part 
of the marsh. 

Aug. 2. Wiiereas order was issued debarring tin; soldiers in garrison 
molassc^s which they liavi- accustomed thmnselves to eat iiotv\ ilhstandiie^ it 
was tin; design of the (iovernment it should he with spruce hrewed into 
licer which is very healthy drink sincti which .some of the soldiers sa\ if 
they may hav(; molasses they will use it in that manner. In <irder l(j see 
if they will Ca|)t. Livt'rmore has liberty to issue out iiKdasscs to tin; tioojis 
in the jiay of the Province, aforesaid order notwithstanding. ]>nt liie 

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KoMit;r;i have .siicli a in'opeiisity to eatini; lUdlasscH which I liave found by 
loiii;- <\i)crii'iuH; is wry projuilicial to their health, the i;a|)taius and otlier 
oHlcci's ill ijarii.soii arc hciehy directed to iis(! their endeavor to 
can>e liie niolas.MS that may Ite issued out to the troops to he used iu 
hreuiiii,' i)eer as aforesaid. 'J'hiii if the soldiers in sj)ite of all ]jreveiitioii8 
will eat it and briny themselves into liad huiiit of body they niu-,t own it is 
their own fault. .1. l""i;vi:. 

Col. and C'omniaiuling OUicer of the (iariison." 

[ I'O lie CUlitilllRtl.] 


By l\oi.i.i.N irsiiiOK Tvi,i;k, A. 11., of ILnl.hiiii, Coiuicctii'iit. 

Al'.dl^T the year 17.']0, there \ver(^ livini;- at C'harlestown or JMedford, 
JMiissaeliiiselts, (;r in that vicinity, two }oiinL; men, each bcai-iiii^ the name 
llezi'kiah I'slier. The older, a joiner and eurrii'r, was son ol lu»bert and 
Sarah Hlanehard I'sher, <jf ])unstable, and yrandson of the Ivcdjert Tslier 
wlio died at Stamford, Connecticut, in IGlJ'J. 'I'ln' younut'i', "a tin plater," 
or till plate worker, was son of J.icuteiiaiit Governor .lohn and Klizabeth 
Allen I'sher, of JMedlord or Charlestow n, and grandson of lle/ekiah Usher, 
the merchant, (jf IJoston and Candjridge, who died in KlTti. 'J'he i;raii<l- 
fathcrs, liezekiah and IJobcrt, weri' brothers. 

I'sliei- i;ciRaloi;ists lia\e hcreti)lore as.-umcd that the two younii- Hezckiahs 
were (Hie and the same jieison, and ha\c found .-ome dilli(ailt\' in tryini;' to 
make ihr suppd-ed person ihe husband ol three wives, and the father of two 
dislinct families. It seems lolia\e wholly escaped notice that ivobeit I'sher, 
of Dunstable, had a son liezekiah. 

ill •'Wyman's ( ienealo;;ies and Kstales of Charlestow n " (p. '.ISO) we 

"liezekiah I'sher, son of John, Lt. Clo\eriior of New Hampshire, son of 
liezekiah, of Cambri(li;c, tin plater, m. Abii^ail, daui^hter of Capt. Aaron 
and Al/i^ail Waters Clewlaiid, dune "iU, ITllH. Issue; 
i. AiiiOAii., 1). April ;;, 1 7:;(). 
ii. llrzi.M All, 1). iMay '2i^, I7:if. 
iii. ,bui.\, h. May LM, l7:ii;." 

In Wbilinore's Cslier ( uiiealoiiy, Boston, IHCi) (reprinted, with additions, 
from llie lii:(;i,sri;K lor October, IStj;)), p. 2, we lind : 

"7. liezekiah Usher of iMi'cUord, J\Iass., and Newport, H. 1., m. daiie, 
dan. ol Stephen (ireenleaf, and had: 

i. 1!i:zi:m \ii, I). 2 .liiiu;, 17o4. 

ii. .biii.N, li. 2r. May, 17;3(;. 

iii. Damii,, (I. youiii:. 

iv. .Iam;, 111. Dakiu. 

\. ]';i,iZAUi;i u, 111. Josciili Francis, 15 May, 1704. 

vi. Maky, (1. uiiiu. 

i-Ie m. I'd, Abigail, daii. of Aaron Cleveland. She was b. at Medford, 10 
May, 17()(;, and had: 

" vii. AuKiAii., 111. .Joliii StcAvart. 

\iii. ]voiiia;r, b. .'11 Jan., \1\'1-S. 
i.\. J.vMK.s, b. IS July, 17-17." 

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Nutes on Usher Ge-iieulixjij. 


Tlic ^Icinoilal of Col. Ikolaiid (i. lislicr, iirivatcly printed at Hostou in 
IH'.t."), coiiialiis all I'slici' (iciicalooy in vvliirli we liiid (p. <S")) : 

"i;!. llc/.ckiah Uslicr of iMcdlonl. Mass., and Newport, R. I., b. I70;j, 
and 111. 1st, Abigail, daii. of Aaron ('lev(laiid, she lieing b. 10 May, 170(! ; 
2d, .Icnnie, dau. (jf Stephen (irecnleal, uhoiii he in. 1 Alareh, 17.'!2. She 
was b. 21 May. 1711, and d. Dec. H), 17(il; ;;.!, Kli/abi ill \\hilteinore, 
whom he III. 17 Nov., 17<i.S." 

Of the nine children named, the names and ages of the hr^t three, arc, the 
same as (|noled above from Wyinaii ; tlu' names of the rest are, evidently 
taken Irom W'hitmore. 

It is proposed in tln^ present ailicl<' to correct the statements :d)ove (piotcd, 
and lo show that the, Ilc/i'kiah llsher, whom .\bii;ail C'lcvi'laiid married, wa.s 
the son of Ivobert Tsher, of Dimslahle; that he liad no other wife than Abi- 
gail ('leM'laiid; that he died al l'>as| lladdain, ( 'oniiedicnt, in I7.H); and 
that she oiiirued him, as his widow, tor t Wiiit \-se\-cn years. 

Ib'xekiah ( slur, son of Ivobcrt and Sai'ah iJlaiichard Usher, of Dunstable, 
was probalily the oldest child and born about, KiDl-;"). ()n,Inlv 2, 17i'J, 
llc/.ckiah l!shcr, "of L\iin, joiner," deeded to John Usher, '• cooper," of 
Dunstable, his interest in certain lands in ])nnstab!e, formerly belonging to 
"my father I'slicr. deceased." (See \'ol. 21, Middh'scx IJcgistry, {j. IM.'J.) 
h'roni this w c infer that the 1 Iczekiah I'sher meiitiom d must have been of a^e 
ill <U(lcr lo properly e\cciilc a deed, and so must have been burn as earlv a.s 
duly, hi'.t.S. llcc<Mild not lia\c been the son of l/niteiiant ( lovcrnor dolin, 
tor this III. Ill's lather was di 'ad in 1 7 1 '.), ;ind the l.iciitenani ( lo\erii(U- did not 
die III! L 2(i ; and again, (his man appears (o have been of age in 171iJ, 
while the l/uiiteiiaiit ( iovcriioi- in hl> will dated ^\pril 2S^ 172."), refers to 
his ^on lle/ckiali as being still in his miiioril\. 

.March 2.;, 1 72 1-2, " llc/ckiah lisherof Uyiinc," " joyner," (juitchunicd to 
dohn I slier, " cooper," (d' Dunstable, his intert'st in certain other lands in 
Duiislabli', some of which dohn IJIaiichard (iheir maternal grandfather) 
tormerh owned, from whom it <le,-,cind((l to his daiiLihtcr, Sarah Usher. 
See \'ol. 22, Middlesex- Registry, p. 117. 

.March L'l, 1721-2, K'ol.i I't Uslur, '• liusbandman " ( the one killed by the,-, at l.ii\cwt'irs l-'ighl, in 172.")), also Sarah Usher, his mother, and 
Sai:di l"-li. r. 111 1- daunhter (the la-t two then of ISillerlca), juincl in a (piit- 
el.oih dcid lo .liihn I '.--III a-, "cooper," ol 1 )n a stable, their intercuts in the sann; 
land,-,, d. .ded ihr day brloiv by lle/ckiah, asaln)\e indii'aled. One tract, 
whirh wa- di M-rilied in IJe/ekiairs deed as foiinerl\' beloiiL;iiiu' lo "my 
lailn r U.-iier, de.'eased," is referred In in the di'cd ('.f K'obert, Saraband 
>iaiali, .Ir.. a-. •• set lorili trom ilie esiate of Robert U'sher, formerl)- of Diin- 
stahle." ,s, ,■ \'.,|. •_';;, .Middlesex Reui>lry, p. 22 1. 

• Ml tin . -, ,111 , I,, iinbeale that 1 1 e/.ek la h, .ImImi a lid Robert were brothers, 
had a r^iA^'V ,S ir.di. and were all llu' children of Rob(at and Sarah Rlanchard 
Usher, ol Daiistable, and that dohn Uslar, coop(a-, bou-ht out lli(Mn((a-est 
of his nioiher and ilh'se (iilier heiis in his lather's cslale. 1 f Sarah Usher, 
the dail-hler, W.l. of a-c, when she executed the deed, .Maivli 2 1, 1721-2, 
sheinii<i base been b(un a. early as March, I7(M) |; but as her brot her, 
Robert, is i:i\cn (by \\ hiimorc) as boi n in dune, I7()(», her place is jirob.ably 
bclUfcii dohn and Ivobcrt; though she may possibh' ha\e betii the iddcst (if 
the chililieii, in which case lle/eki,ili would have bciii third. 

dniie 20, 172.S, a lie/ekiah Usher married Abi-ail, dauijhter of (!aplain 
Aaron and ,\bigail Waters Clevelaml, of C'harlcstown or Mcdiord (Mystic), 
she liasing been Itorii iMay 10, I7<'(;. 

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78 j\^<>lrs OH IKs/tci- (roicdlogi/. [Juii. 

Feb. II, l7'''^«, "Aaron Clcvelaiul, Gcntlcniaii, and ITezckiah Usher, 
niril.i", iH.lh har of Cliarlcstown (Mass.), i">\v of East Iladdani, Colcniy of 
Conncrticnt," dvvdvd laud in IMr.Uord, Mass. See Vol. H, Middlesex 
Rc'dstrv. p.'lHO. . 

June" 17, iT.'i'S, " Aaron Cleveland, housewriulit," sold to his " son-m-law, 
Ile/ekiah I'slier, currier, of Charleslovvn," a house mid small |)iece of laud 
near M.dlord I'md-ie. S(-e Vol. ;!'.), Middh'sex Reoistry, p. 11)1. 

'Hie Kast lladdaui, C'oiiueeticut, lands nenrds (Vol. "2, p. (JDU) .show that 
" (';:pl. Aaron ("leveland, of ('iiarlesloun,", heeanie :i lari;c laud-owner 
ill KasL lladdaui, in the sprluij; of I7;;s. lie hou-lit a tract of (iOO aeivs. 
In duly, 17'");>, Ids sou, Kev. Aaron Cleveland (Harvard College class of 
I7;ir)),"l')ee:iiue the pastor at lladdani, of which town l^ast lladdaiu was 

fornu'i'lv a part. , . , ,r , . 

in iMarch, 1711-2, Capt. Aaron Cleveland sold to'' lle/.ekiali Csher, ot 
East lladdain," a jnece td' laud in that town. It is hiniily tradition that 
Dr. Ivohert I'sher, third sou of Ile/ekiah. was hoi'ii at sea, on a coaster he- 
tweeii Cape Cod and Connecticut river, preMUual)l\ wlnai the family was en 
route Charh'.tow n to East lladdani. The (late of birth was January 

31, 17 12-;;. , ,„. 

This llezekiah Usher died at East Iladdam m the summer ot 17-)(», as 
appears by tlu' ancient probate records of that town, now at Colchester, Con- 
necticut. " His widow, Abiiiail, took out letters of administratioii. The only 
children referred to, in the settlement of the estate, were Abiiiail, llezekiah, 
John, Kobcrt and dames— five of them. The dan-hter, Abigail, was alrea<ly 
married to John Stewart, of Ilarthud, Ccmneeticut, which would make her 
birth, as iiiven by Wymau (HdH), rather than as iudicated_ by Whitmore 
(174'l). "^The estate V as appraised in 17r)(), but was nut distributed until 
17;")'), i'u which year llezekiah, the ohlest sou, became of age, and received 
u double portioii. 'Hie widow lived to be 71 years ,,fa-v. "Nov. 1, 1777, 
the widow I'.dier dii-d at (lavd)reak." (Church Records at Westchester, 
Connecticut.) "Thi! widow Abigail Usher, mother to Dod. Robert I slier, 
(iicd Nov. iiih.'r the lirst," 1777. (Town Records, Chathani, Connecticut.) 
She died at his house (tradition). This house, situated in the s.nith- 
(■asleni cornel- of Chalhani towieliij., Waterhole dislrici, iieai' tlie lines .d' 
j'.asl lladdani and Colche-lcr, is now slaiidin^ (I.S'.HI). 'blie hoiiiol. ad ot 
llc/ckiah, (lie selller, was ei;dil o\- l.u miles Miiilli-ea-l of \h. Robert's, in 
that pan of I'.asi Haddam now known as N'orlli I'laiii, and near where the 
lladlynie and Saleiii turnpike cnoses Eight Mih- Ri\er. 

The writer has in his possession a chart, made l.y his mother, Melissa 
llshn- (Wdiilniort;, \>. ".)), about |.So(», of the <lesceiidants and brothers ol 
Hezekiah UImt, wIio died ill l7o(), from in loniial iou fnrni.dicl her by 
Sopiuou Udicr (d' Chatham, Coiiiiecti.ail. Sophrou I '.dicr had this infor- 
malioii, l.y tradition, from his father. Dr. Robert ( 1 7 b';- 1 .S2(t), at whose 
hoUM" the'wi.h.w, Abigail Cleveland I'slu'r, spent her last day., and where 
Sophroii was born and always resided. This chart indicate, that lle/ekiah 
(l.,|,,.|._ ih,. l:iih.rof Dr. R'ol»at, had (wo broi hci„, d.ili ii and L'olieil, both 
WHne;i'r ih.iu hiniMlf, and Roheil was-kille.l by the Indian..." 'i'lii- 
live cirddreii ..f llc/ckiah are iiamr.l as in the probate above relerred 
lo, evcept that the dauuht.'r is designated as " .Mrs. Sliiart." 

'.lo^iah Cleveland I slier, youngest son of Dr. Robert, died at N.wv Ibilam, 
Coniiecliciit, in iSDl, aucd '.12. He was wholly unable t.. reconcile the 
nanus of his -randhither He/ekiah's family, as -i\en l.y W hitmoie, w itli 
t;,,nily tradition. Nothing is kiK.wn in the Coniiecticnl branch of the Usher 

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I'aiuily, ol' tliis I Ic/ckiuli n-sidiiiL^ in Klnxic, Island ; or of liis liaviiiL;- any .sucli 
wile as .laiic, or -Icnuic, ( irniilcal, or Idi/alxlli \\'ljittcn:oi'c ; or any siicli 
cliildii-ji as l)aiiicl, daiic, ICIi/alu'lli or .\iai-y ; or any sncli iTlali\(s by 
niarriai^i- as l.)al<in or J'^i-ancis. ll is .since dosiali Clrviland I Islici's deal li 
that the JMassaciiusutts records, aliovc iclcrrrd lo, liavr liccn ivxanunid and 
I'ound to ronlirni (he i'aniily tradition. 

It is ol)\io(is that the ei'iors, ahove pointed out, ocevirred so early in the 
I'aiuily history (hat ;i larm; part ol the neneah>L;'y, as |)ul)lished, is incoiieclly 
traced anil should Uv ri'arraui;ed. 

To assist in niahin^ the ilesii'cd eoi'reelions, outlines of the families of 
luiheit of l>uns|alile, and of the two lle/.eUiahs with jehri nee to uIkmu the 
conlnsion lirst arose, are iiertjwith suhndtled: 

lle/ekiah I'sher, of Medford ( C'harlestow n ), Mass. and New port, li. I., son 
of Lieiiteiiant ( iiM'ejaioi' dolin and Klizaheth AlhiU Usher, was horn not eai-lier 
than 170.'). See holoiii-aj)li will of Lieutenant t Josei'uor -lohu, not pi'ohated 
1)\ reason of deh'elive execution, Iml on lile at the Kast Cainhridi^c I'rohate 
Olliee, in which we lind, under date of April 2S, ITiT), •' I ^i\e to ni\ son 
lle/ekiah l'sln;r I'.iOO, when he comes of ■.iiSf, or day of niariiaiie." lie 
wa.s not horn later than 1711, if he was of u'j^r. when he cxeinited a deed 
June 1, I7.i2. (Set; Vol. .'i.l, Middlesex Keuistry, p. l'S7.) in this deed, he 
<lescril)(il hin^self as of " Charlestuwu, IMass., tiu-plate woi'ker." l^aUr in 
the same y»ar, Dec. ^(j, 17o2, he <lescrihes hiinsi-lf as a " tiii-])late worker at 
Newport, K. 1." (See \ o\. oo, .Mi<ldlese\ IJe^istry, ]». 4<S0.) 'I'hese two 
<leeds are couvi'yauces of liis interest iu lands descende<l from his hitliei', the 
Lieutenant Ciovernor. 

It was, proltaliiy, this Ile/.ekiali wlio nrarried .Knuie, daughter of Steplieu 
Greenleaf, 1 .March, \7'->'2 ; she havini,^ keen hoiii 21 .MaN, 1714, and dieil 
10 Dec. 17lil. It may have keen this same Ilezekiah who was iiuhlished 
to he inarjied. in lioslon, to I'>]izahelli \\'liittemoi'e in 17<)M ; or she ma\' have 
been married lo this man's sou, Jlezeki.di, if there was such a son. ()iie or 
])olli of ihesc wives are prolialily referred lo in tlu; hdlow inu' <'\tJ'acls friun 
tin; ancient J'eeoi'ds of ihe Second ( '(niL;reuatioind Church, at Newport, 
which Were I'esciu'd, much damaged, fi(un the Uritish ship in which they 
were can-ied away iVoni NtAvp'jrl and sunk in New York llai'bor, ilnrin>r 
the Revolutionary War: 

'•('apt. lie/.. I'sher died on the coast of Africa, Jan. oO, 171)1), iietsey 
(his wife) 17 71).''' 


i;ii/.. of lle/ekiah X; ,lcimy, Dec. 2, ITl'o. 

.lam Jan. '22, i:;!^. 

Mary •' " " " Fd). 27, 17;i(;-7. 

I'lii/. '• ' .Villi-, r., i7.i:). 

John " ' Au^^ ;(0, 1711." 

The family records of l\o])ert rshei-, of Dunstable, and of his son Ileze- 
kiah, may he sunnnarized as follows: 

Rob(!rt Ikslnrr, of l)unslal>le, iNIass. (son of Robert, of Staud'ord, Connecti- 
cut ), was boin about KlCid. After his kilhei-'s death, in Dili;), tlu-younif 
kimily probably miurated to Massaehusells, to be cared h)r b\- llezekiali, 
the nn.'ri'hant, as sULjuested in Robeii's will, a copy of which may lie h)m]d 
in the ,M( of Colonel Roland (1. I'sher, p. \:>'.K The inerchanl I le/t;- 
ki;drs son, I le/ckiah, had minini; intiucsts at Dunstable, which may have 
had some inllueiice in causing }ouny liofjcrt, liis cousin, to settle there. 

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lit'conls of thi' ('/iiirc/i in /utlfon, Oi>)in. 


IvoIhiI inaiiiiil, "J.'! -lainiarv, Hill 1, Saiali, (1;iul;'1iLci- of Joliii HIaucliaid, 
ol' 1 )uii-lalilc, and died not latci' tliaii .luiic "27, 1710, on wliicli dale a joint 
(1(1(1 \\;i,-. ;ii\(4i Uy .loscpli Ulaiii'lKird and "Sarah Usher, the redid widow of 
KoImi-i I '-.her, la((' of Duiistalile." (See V<d. 1 Ci, i\Iid(lK-.-.c\ Kci^islry, p. 
61 7.) Tlu'ir cliildrfn : 

i., "joiner" and " cnrrier," Ij. probably 1(51)1-5; ni. 20 
JiiiK-, 172S, Abi:z:ail ('le\'elan(l, and d. ia \~,:>^). 

ii. John, of Diiiistablc, " cool. rr," b. ;'>1 May, Ki'.tO. (See Wliilinore'ti 
roller (iciicalouy, |i. L', No S.) 

iii. Sakaii, 1). probably aljout KI'J.S. 

iv. KoBKitT, 1). Jinie, 1700; d. unin. 8 May, 1725; killed by the Indians 
,, at liOveweir.s Fiu'ht, in Maine. lie was a " hnsbandnian." Es- 

tate settled liy his brother, John, 1725. (.Mi(.l(llescx I'ri^bate 
liecords, Kast Canibi'i(li;c, Mass.) 

Ilezekiali Usher, of Lynn and C'harlestown, Mass., and Uast Iladdani, 
(Jonnectliait, niai-ried j!0 diuu!, 17JS, Ahiuail, dani;ht(;r of C'aplain Aaron 
and Abigail \Vati'rs Cleveland, and had: 

}. Abigail, b. April 3, 17:;o; ni., not later than 1750, John Stewart, of 

Hartford, Connecticut. Lett deseendaiits. 
ii. 1Ik/j:kiaii, b. 2S iNlav (n- 2 .lunc, 17;!t; ni. ;! Nov. 1757, at East 

lladdam, Lydia IJiikcr, and hail: (S^'e Whilniore, |). :>.) 
iii. ,l()ii\. I). 21 or 25 May, 17:!il; h:ui wives Frcclovc Lather and 

Zilph.a. rhillips, and clnhlren. ( W'hil more. |)p. 2-:!. ) 
i\-. lv()Ui:i;i', b., as lic^ u^ed to s;iy, "at ("ape Cod, Naidiu-kct and all 

ahniii' siiore," ,);in. :".l, 1712-;). A and father of si.\.- 

teeii ehildrcn. ( W'hil inin'e, ].). -1.) 
V. JA.^[l:s, 1). 18 .Inly, 17 17; in. Sarah IJrainerd at East lladdam, Con- 

neetient, 20 .Ian., 1711, and moved to Canaan, N. Y. (Wiiit- 

niure, \). 4.) 

Tle/ekiah Tosher died at K;ist Ihiddani, ConiH-eticut, in th<^ snmmcr of 
177)0, :iL:('d •''•'» or -Hi ; his wife, .\i)ii::iil ( 'levehmd lisln'r, died ut Cinilhani, 
( 'onni( lieiH, No\einlier I, 1777, :im'd 71 \ (;:irs. 



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1 7. "lb, ;i 
Norlh . 
Nov. '.I, 

his llle, 
w;is inll 
ried on 
of Loni 
Dee. 1 I 
of Siinl 

:('()iM)s OF Tiih: ciiuKcii ix noivrox, (H)\x. 

C'oiunuuuL'.acil Liy Miss Makv K. TArcorr, ot Hartforil, (^hui. 
[Ceutiuued iVo.ii Vol. 5:5, pa-e Hi).] 

luv. (ieoree Collon w;(s horn in ^Vest Ihnlford, Conn., Jnly 11, 
Ih' \ (inn^'est S(ni of the Ue\'. l)enj:iniin Ccihoii :uid his see(nnl wife, 
ill I'illvin. Ilew:is e r;idii:ilei| fioin Vale ( 'idleu'e in the class of 
ml sindied theology, and w;is jii'cnscd to |)rc;H'li hv tin; Ihulford 
.\ssoei;ili(Mi of iMinislers on October .'!, 17oS. lie w;is onbrnied on 

17ii''>, jKislor of the chnreh in IJolton. Here he spiiit the rest of 

d\ini; in olhcc on -Inne 27, ISli*. lie was devoted to missions, and 
iienti:il in the formation ;iiid snppoi't of the Coimectient Missionary 

;ind, having' no children, be(ine;itlied to it his hoineste;id. lie mar- 
Oct. 7, 17()l>, lilio.l:!, (hmuhter of -lohn :uid Knnice (Collon) Kly, 
;nie:\dow, i\lass. She died .March .'), l7Sb, and hi; nuirried, second, 
, I7S,S, Martini, widow of .imfali Strong;, of Holton, and (Uiuyhtcr 

,\lvord. l)t;.\ter's Ydh- /ii(/(/i(i/i/iicx, ii., lOS-'J. 

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Ri'cord of 3/(crria(/cs from 17<'>'>. 

17(').'i 77/6 M'tu's Ndiiie. The Womnn's Name. 

Nov. 17 .losfpli ('((111) Zurviali ^V(■l).sf^•r 


iM.iv :.' 1 IJi'iij-^ 'rriiiiihiiU Al)iL;:iil Looinis VVid 

An-' 1.'' (\)!. 'riioiniis Welles iAl'^Mai t!i;i White 

Dec'. (i Abiier Louiiiis lM:irtli;i TlKiir 


,I;ui. ') ,Iei'ij;ili liOomis W Siirali Wchster 

]\I;i\ ■_' John .loiics .SiisMuii.i liatcs 


Jaii^ l'» .loliii r>liss ' l?ette AVhitti 

A\r 1 1 Philip Clarke Al.i^ail 15iri,re 

]\lav -'.• ,lor<hin I*o-t Abigail Looiuis 

July 1 kSam' Clarke Jerusha AViiite 

Sep' 3 Aaron Sti-oiig IMurgaret Howard 

Nov'' -0 Asahel Skinner Sarah TrunihuU 

" 'J.) 'riionias ( 'oleinau y\nn.i SIniylor 

Dec'' IS David Wehsler ]\Iary llileheock 

."il tlndah Str(jng ISIaitha Alvoid 

INIar. 11) Nathan Darte Dorotliy Gains 

Ap' I Da,\ id Norton Susanna Bishop 

'■ :* JMit'liail 'rain((n' Lidia lA)oniis 

May 1"-* doim Howard C'loe Talcott 

Sep"^ '_'"i John Post Comfort (Goodrich 

Nov. "Jo IJiverins Hooker Abigail Bishop "' 


IMar. .'> doseph Webster Kuth l^ooniis 

Auu. 1 Ste|dien Post IMary Taylor 

SepI'' •_".• dolin Hale IMartha Scovil 

I)rc' i:. n.-uj' Mann J5elte Darte 

*• ■_'■_'' Andiew Looniis Beidali Sti'ong 


.April ('. I'-.iieiie/.er Hide l.ois Thachor 

Anun-i Hi .biMph iJurnlKun AV^id. Eunice Shaylor 

(»rt. .ill N(j;di P>:iiilclt Sarah Scott 

Nov. 7 ilc/ckiah ( raiie Sybil Panipiiier 

'" !• I'.brnc/cr llibbard Aiui Spencer 


Apiil T) Tbonias Ibow n Charily Co<iley 

I'.b nc/i r ( 'ai \ ir Ivslbi-r 'i"nMnl)nll"" ('. Nibs Wibi. 1< Margaret UaMer 

Oct. .'!0 ( ),'ias Tyler dernslia l.ooinis 


A[)iil •_' doseph Snilief /nr\iali Cobb 

]\Iay 2;; Dani(l (iiiswoltl "Wid. Judith Shaylor 

Auijnst 2'.) William Hibbard Bathshel)a Strong 

Feb. II J.dinCibbs AVid. Dorothy Drake 

Jnne IS Jabez Emerson Sarah Athei'ton 

July .'!() Solomon Dmvey Christiana ('one 

Sep"' 1 () 'idiomas Kindx'rly Aim White 

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82 Jiecurds of l/iv Church i)i JJolton, Conn. [Jan. 

Fcl). If) Kli.'^lia 'J'aylor Jeriislui Ilutchius 

]\l:iivii iil .lacol) \\illi:iins Mary Carver 

Jiiiiu 1 i'">li{>liali't Ilciulee ]\Iary Looiiiis 

Oclol)'' ;') ,)al)ez Crocker Elizabeth Talcott 

iS'ov'' !« -lolm Coae Patience .Sti'iekiand 

Deo"' 17 .losliiiu Talcott Jemima Howard 

'• 11 Selli Waterman Klizahetli L(joini.s 


Jaa^ 20 .John Coleuiau INlary Woodinif 

April '20 Zaclieiis Seott, Negrc Surah (^nomine 

.liiue 'SO Joseph Fitch Wid. Susanna Cone 

J)c:c'' ID Asa Kelloi,^;,^ Ann Wi'hster 


Jan. 4 Kleazer Iluntingtou Elisabeth Pitkin 

" 2(» Amos Palmer Joanna Waldo 

]\Iay iS John Talcott Sarah Stimpsou 

eluiie ' 21) Jonah Strickland Aiina('on<- 

IS'ov' 1 ("> Femuel Long Anna Pissidl 


Jan. 2r» Ozias liissell I'^lisabeth l\ilhorn 

Nov'' b Daniel Skinner AnnavVndjus 

" 7 Joseph Carver ]\Iartlia Poardniaii 


Feb. 7 Abner Lamphier Racliel Clarke 

"■ 27 Simeon Spencer Abij^ail Darte 

Ang'^ 14 Samuel Carver Bathsheba (jlriswold 

'' ITj James Negro Sarah Scott 

Sep"" I'S John Couch Abigail Webster 

" 18 («ur(k)u ^\^)odnltt' . Anna AVebster 

'• .'fO Aai'on Iloskins Phoda Pisley 

Kov'^ T) 'I'lieophilus lluntingtou Puth 'Palcott 

27 Josi'ph Andius ]\le]-cy Dartc; 

Feb. 12 Nathaniel Howard IVIary (1 rover ' 

March A Andei'son Miner i\Iaitlia Pitkin 

]\Iay r> Simeon ( iiiswold Anne Ilutchins 

Sc})' 8 Ashbel \Vel>ster JNlercy Sweatland 

" 2-1 William Pichardson Abigail Thair 

Nov. 12 John Doughty Sarah Smith 

IC. iNiathew I V \Voli' Wid. Susanna Prockway 

Dec'' .■> Samuel l,\niau Kuaniah Allen 


Nov. 2 FInalhan Push AVid. Pidia Poonus 

Dec- 2 1 Abiel Pill J5ette Darling 

1 780 

Jan> 27 Jabez Chesborough Phoda Wotxlward 

April .'!0 James Chapman Susanna Tucker 

JMay 2.') Fialiei' Skinner Sarah DeWoll 

Sep'' 7 Pichard Skinner Wiil. Iv^llier Spencer 

Oct. 2o Allen /\ndrus JtMusha Pisley 

Dec. 28 Penjanun Howard Fre(^love Stebbins 


Feb. 8 D" Jcrendah West, Toll'' Amelia VAy 

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li)()().] llcconls of the Church in Bollon, Conn. 


Feb. ir. 
April \-l 

]\Iay IS 

July ;") 

Dcr^ 2 1 

April 1 •"> 
May K; 

Aug' 1 

Sept. n; 

Nov. 2S 
Dr.- !•-' 


.lunc "-.! 

Nov. LMi 

ITS 4 



Nov. IS 

Julv 7 

July I 

F.I.. 1 

Mar.'h S 
Ajiril S 1 

Nov. I 

.hiii\. t'. 

Juh ;i 

( ), r ;» 

I)..' 11 

ItI. I '.I 
April 1 I 
Nu\. \-l 
I )<■(•■■ .1(1 

.Tail. --'H 
Scl.'f l."» 


IMarci. ;il 

April 1 I 

May 1 1 

'' 12 

Hciioni Sluplicrd, 'loU'' 
l)(jiijaniiu Wi'Ues 
Sauiuel I'Mekl 
'Hiouias AVt'lles 
.Iriijah Loouiis 
Klislia Aiulrus 
Levi Strouir 
William llibbanl (!ay 
,lohu Bishop 
SanuK'l AVoodworth 
Uriah Skinu^r 
Icliahod < Jay C'<.l.;inau .]'■ (?) 

Auiasa Fooinis AMudsor 
dedidiah I'osl, llcbrou 

dolm Olds, Shitlield 
Klisha Bi'Utou. Hartford 

Daviil Post, Hebron 
,)oliu Ainsworth 

Sainiud dones, Andover 

Thomas Field 

'riiou)as Webster, .'V 

Arou (iraut, \\. AVindsor 

.ies>a 1 luleiiesou 

Faae Birge 

Klijah 1 iaminoud, 2"^ 

Noah Siiurllilf 

Flijah Carpeuter 
D' David Stroui;- 

l,e\ i dollllMUl 

( leor^e Collon, A. INT. 

diiiiathau lianis 
Nathaiiael Hubbard 
Fli/ur 'l'ilhlt^(Ul 
l".])liraiui Tucker 
Idijah Bku kuian 
Aaron Slroiij; 

Abuer Baeku.s 

Femuel Pomry S. Hamp'" 

(!uorji;e Bis.sell 
Zenas Skinner 
Richard Skinner Jr. 
John Daniels 

Anna Alvord 

INIary \\"arn(;r 

Hulda INlillard 

Sarah Hisley 

A\'id. Zurviah BushncU 

]Mary Skiuncv 

Luce WariuT 

Ann Bishop 

Dorcas Firman 
Prudence Stronj; 
IMiriam Shaylor 
Zubah Brainard 
Sarah Kellog'j; 
AVid. .Alary Howard 

AVid. Priscilla Birp; 
AVid. Patience ' 'mie 
Uoxcellaiia Darte 
Submit Carver 

IMartha AVarner 
]\Iary Field 

Talitha Bishop 

Luce Bissell 

Susanna >'< inner 
Anna Loomis 
Sarah l^oonds 
Pamela \\'arner 
INLirtlui Stronj^ 
Lidia Brown 

Hulda Pisley 
Zilpha Davis 
Lidia Bishop 
AVid. iMartha Strong 

Paclnd Sl(Hd(i 
iMinice Alvord 
Anna Stioni: 
Pamela Hubbard 
Abigail Spencer 
]\Liry Ann Bowers 

Triphentv Robbins 
(?) Bett(^ I'.liss [White] 

Lois Cone 
Mary I^oomis 
Jennet (iriswokl 
lluth Coleman 

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Ilecords of the Church in Jioltoyi, Conn. 


























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Alexander Keney 
Natliaiiacl Root, Cov^ 
Joshua Talcott 
Joidun Hawkins 
Samuel Moulton 
David Baker, Tolland 

John Chappel, Andover 
Judah Strong 
]\Iathe\v Looniis 

Kli Hammond 
Eldad Skinner 

Levi Carpenter 
Cushnian Smith, Surry? 
Ivi'ubcn Uisk;y 
Amasa Bridges 
Asa -lohuson 
Jonathan Hirge 
Stephen Cone 


Russell Bidwell, E. Hartf^ 

Samuel Porter 
JNIartin Shepherd 
Asa Welles 

Nathan Strong 
Lemuel Adams, Ilartf'' 

Levi Loomis 

Jesse Brewster, Cov^ 

C'alvin CluMicy, ( )rlbrd 

And)r()se ('ollins 

Asaiiel Cukon, longmeadow 

Richard Skinner 

Rich'' Bal)cock Carpenter 

David Pitkin, Orford 

Thomas Dewey 

Krastus Dewey 

Beiij'^ Howard, Springfield 

Simeon Porter, Crank 

Asa Bingham, ,Ir. 

I\Iartin Keney, Orf'* 

Josiah Simonds Orford 

]\Iarsh field Steele, A. M, 
Thomas Sn(;ll, Brookf'^ 
Israel Strong 
Medad Loomis, Cov^ 

Abigail Goodrich 
Candace Hammond 
Sarah Marshell 
Ruth Skinner 
Cloe Howard 
Lucy Bo wen (?) 

Barbara Webster 
Jeruslia \Varner 
IMartha White 

Olin Howard 
Polly Sacket 

Christiana Dewey 
Azubab Skinner 
Sabra Webster 
Perse Thrall 
Clare Carver 
Sally Warner 
IMary (.'olton 
Prudence Bowen 
]\Iary Webster 

Edna Bingham 
Naomi Andrus 
Martha Loomis 

Mille AVhite 
Phila Warner 

Prudence Stric-kland 
Susanna Dail'rey 
Vina Wilson 

Anna I)(!wey 
Susanna Cheney 
Polly Thrall 
Hannah Little 
Polly Cone 
Polly Fox (?) 
Caroline Carver 
Wid. Phebe Bishop 
]Mabel Loomis 
Amy Dewev 
flernsha 1 loward 

Carolina Waterman 

Rachel Strong 
Tirzah Strong 
lietse i>rainord 
Sally Skinner 

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Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn. 


25 Ilouiihton Baldwin 

28 Zebulon Howard 

12 George Hammond 

2;i Jabez Backus, Hebron 

2G Josiah Tucker 

22 Nathaniel Hubbard 

1 1 Asa Talcott, (Jlassenbury 

1<; Thomas White 

I (! (Jideon rioncs, Hebron 

25 Josiah Hakcr, 'Joll'^ 

10 .louath" Hidwell, K. H. 

i30 John Howard, Jun' 

Mille Bowen 
Hannah Bowen 

Statira Judd 
Octa. Strong 
Sarah Talcott 

Sarah Kingsbury 
Polly AVhite 
Dorothy 1 lammond 
Zil|)ha Strong 
Talitha ('arv(;r 
liuah Webster 
Patty Loomis 

Appleton HoUister Lucina Carverby | Sam' Car- 

Ixoswcll Baily of Lebanon Anna ^^'hite ) ver Esq' 

24 Oeorge Fowler 

8 John Chapman 

25 Anson Brewster 

9 George Loomis 
5 Elizur WcUes 

28 Shubael Waterman 

" Ezra l)ri<!U8 

Polly Johnson 
Nabbe Pratt 
Amelia Alvord 

Anna Driggs 
Phebe Howard 
C'loe Chapin 
Mary Kuggles 

1 Simeon Dunham Anna Strong 

8 Jolin Ruggles Sabury Skinner 

30 IwUther Burne]l(of Cazinovia) Bulah Bingham 

2G Otis Freeman JMary Calvin Burnap 

28 Aai'on l'\irmor Jr. Lucretia Philii^s 

1 1 Aaron Cook Betsy White 

27 Solomon Strong Lura Driggs 

21 Oliver -Wilcox Eleonor Ilammond 

30 Joel Webster 

20 David Porter 

2.S Hiciiard Skinner 

15 Ariel Wadsworth 

10 Stephen Curtice 

2'.) Diodale Post 

20 Elijah Fitch 

10 Oliver Webster 

31 J-nijali Alvortl 

12 Samuel Williams 

11 IMartin Alvord 

IVfartha Webster 

]Mary Andrus 

Ituth Loomis or White 

Es([' Carver 
Susanna Skinner 

IMary Elliot 
]'am;'la Birge 
Nabbe Cari)inter 

Rachel Babcock 
Clarissa White 

Sally White 
Sophia Shepherd 

[To be continued.] 

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Watertown Fidelity Men. 



By Ruth Wood IIoag, A.B., Boston, Mass. 

At a County Court held at Charlestown, Dec. 18, 1G77. 

A list of the names of about 80 of the inhabitants of Watertowne that 
tooke the oath of fidelity before Capt. Mason in December, '77, was re- 
turned to this Court and is on file. Middlesex Cou)ity Court Records, vol. 3, 
p. 30G. 

This list had become misplaced and was found among the Court files for 
April, marked on the outside Jane, 1777. The paper is fast crumbling 
away and the iuk is very much faded. Accompanying it was a partial 
copy of the names, not following the order of the original, made by J. 
AV^ingate Thornton in 184G. The following is as complete a coj)y of the 
original paper as I have l)een able to make. Coni|)arison of the two lists 
will show that Mr. Thornton and 1 do not agree in the reading of four 
iiamcH ; his Joseph AVhiting, Thomas Bishop, David Clarek and John 
Kendall bt'lng clearly Joseph AVhitny, Thomas biscoo, David Church and 
John Ivandall as I read them. ]\Ir. Thornton's list contains one name 
which mine does not, that of a second William Shattuck. 

Willyiam Goddard. 
John AVaight. 
Joseph Mason. 
IJenjamin Piiarc. 
Heiijiimiii AVillingUm. 
JoHcph 'Williiigton. 
Josiah Tredaway. 
Adsaham Hall. 

John . 

Edw . 

Samuel .. 

Thomas . 

Willyiam hull . 

Willyiam Sandurson. 

Epharaham hemes. 

.loseph Undnrwood. 

Samuel h;igar. 

AVillyiam hagar. 

Ricliard hears. '■ ' >•' *»* 


Shubel S'»'i>'"ii'^> 

.lohu Slcarns. 

Joshuali full(!r. 

Uiciiard bloyso. 

John bond. 
John Randall. 
C'hristoj>her Grant. 
AVilliani Rice. 
Joseph . 


Joseph hoi . 

.loseph ^Vhitny. 
John Sangur. 
Thomas traine. 
Joseph Woodward. 
Willyiam Goddard, jnr. 
Daiiill Benjamin. 
Jabish bears. 
Jerimy Mors. 
Joseph hiisscU. 
Nathaneil lisk. 
Thomas Sawing. 
Enoch Tuttle. 
David Church. 
Ellis barrou. 
Nathaneil Coolidg. 
Willyiam . 

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IV.,: !.•, iJr, 


Diary of Moses Pdine. 



.lonutlian taiiitur. 
'I'liouKiH lliidurwood. 
SiiiKin StoiK'. 
John C'hciKiry. 
Daiiuill C'amiady. 
.loliii Apitliii. 
Natliancll harsham. 
'riiotiias tSamiing. 
John Kimball. 


Jonathan bears. . 

Thomas biscoo. 
Willyiani Sliattuck. 
John iiea,stini;s. 
"Willyiani AVillington. 
John W illiiij^lon. 
Ollifur AVilliiii^ton. 
Caleb Grant. 
IMnnnint Sawin. 
Josepli taintnr. 
John Smith. 
Joseph Smith. 
Richard lieech. 

All those persons whose names are contained within this paper did take 
the oath of lidelity in the month of December 1G77 by me Ilngh JNIasou 
ot" AYatertown. 

Jolm Smith. 
Josepli Smith. " 
iviehard Heech. 
Ellis IJaccon (?) or liarron ? 
Nathanell Coolidy. 
Thomas Underwood. 
Simon Stone. 
Williani ShatUick (?) 
.b)hu NVilliiinton. 


Caleb (Jraiit. 
.lolin Applin (?) 
J(/hn Kiinbiill (?) 
William Slnittuck (?) 

/. Wingale Thornton's List. 

I\I mining Sawin (?) 
C'hristopher (Jrant. 
Joseph Whiting. 
AVilliam Goddard (?) 
Joseph IMason (?) 
John Wright (?) or Waight. 
Josiah Tredaway (?) 
Thomas liishop (?) 
John lleastings (?) 
JVathanell Kis'k (?) 
David Clarek (?) 
tlohn Chenary (?) 
Dannell Cannady (?) 
John Kendall (?) 

Tlio al)nve is a copy of the names on the paper so far as I can lind them 
h-giblc. Mich as ;iri' doubtful are? J. Wixcjatk Thoii.nton. 

Julv !'<», l«lt). 


' ' ' Coinniuiiicntetl by Josiah I'mnk, Esq., of Ilarwicli, Mass. 

Dea. Moses Paine, from whoso diary the following extracts, 
verlju/iin et literatitii, were made, was the son of T^liomas Paine, 
Esq., of Truro, and was born Sept. 28, 1695. lie married Miss 
Margery ]\layo at Yarmouth, Mass., April 14, 1720. ^^lle died 

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1; Wf Oj: t^ ■; 

8^ Diary of Moses Paine. [Jan. 

Oct. 4, 17G4. lie was a man of note in Truro in his day. Dur- 
ing the earlier years of his life he kept a diary, which is now in 
the hands of a descendant in somewhat mutihited condition with 
twenty-seven of its lirst pages gone. The greater part of that 
portion remaining appears to iiave been written while he was in tiie 
emphjy of ids uncle John at Kastham in 17 IG, when he was but 
twenty years of age. 

May 27. 1716. Being Lords Day I went to meeting att Truro, and Mr. 
Avery text in ye forenoon was I'salms ye GG : ye ]<S verse, and ye after- 
noon it was in Genesis 50 chap : ut ye 5 verse. This day 1 was reeieved 
into fidl communion with ye church. O my lord, my god, help me, poor 
unworthy creature, to keep covenant with my god. "tiit-re was also 'jsaac 
Gole et Kobert Freeman taken into ye church,"uiid also Joseph Smalley. 
be pleased t) lord to help us, and preserve us by thy mighty power through 
laith unto salvation. ° 

]\Iay ye oO, 171G. this day my uncle John Paine's wife Died and that 
very suddenly. 

July ye 2.^ 1710. this morning Joshua Doanes wife died. 

Aug. C, 1740. this day at night was a great storm of wind and rain 
which dill much damnitie Indian corn. 

Aug. 10, 1710. this day there was a great scool of blacklish Drove on 
shore at inr. John Mulford's cleft. 

Sept. 10, 1710. this day mr. ilulbard* came to my uncle John Paine's 
to keep sc(Jol. 

October ye 14, 1710- being lords day, and an excessive wind so yt 
there was no meeting in Eastham. 

Novend)er ye 2il. 1710. this day Capt. Joshua Doane, Thomas Pitty, 
(leorge \'u'kene, William Ghustan, Joseph Sweat and Sam Charles were 
Drowiu'd in going from Kastc-rn harbor to Ihllingsgate 

DeccmlHTye 0. 1710. this day was a pabb,? tlianksgiving throu-diout 
tins province. o o o 

January the 8, 1717/18 This morning Deacon Ilezekiah Purrington 
dej.arled ihis hie; the h>rd sanetalie such an awful dispensation of provi- 
dence unto us all. 

January liie i;iteenth 171^ This evening the ehinrh by vote choose 
heut ("(inslant Freeman and John Snow to he deacons in the eliureh of 
Christ oi 4'iuio. I'he lord pre])are them suitably therefor. 

February ye 11, 17 1|. this day my brother Jonathan Paine wife 
dyed. O lord sanctifie thy holy hand to all con(;erned herein. 

I\fy mother, haiinah {jaine. Dyed at Truro July 24, 1713. 

• ]My father, Thomas puine. Dyed June 2;5, 1721, at Truro. 
l\y .ister, Abigail White,! dyed July 2.'5, 1721, at Attleberry. 
]My brother, Thomas Paine, dyed, April 1,>, 1745. 

My sister, Pliebe Knowles, dyed June 2,'!, 171.S. 

• ]\ large ry Paine, my beloved wife, died July 10th, in the year 1749 
about the lilty third year of her age. 

* This Mr. Ilulbard appears to have been a preacher. According to several entries' 
in ^the d,ary, n.ade subsc-queutly, he appears to have preached from Kev Mr! Treat's 

t Abigail While was the wife of Ebeuezer Wliite. 

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1900.] John Gallop of Taunton, Mass. 89 


My Aliion \). llouoiis, Jr. 

The Taunton Proprietors' liecords contain the following entry : 
"The names of the children of Jvichurd J)int : Ahil, borne 5 Dec. 
1G57. Ester GoUup, dr. of John Gollap, borne 21 July, 1653. 
>Jary Burt, dr. of llichard, borne about 15 May, IGGl. llichard, son, 
borne about 21 June, 1003. Joseph, borne about 15 May, 1G()G. 
El)enezer, borne about 15 May, l(jGU. John, borne about 21 Au'r. 
1G71. Ephraiin, borne 27 Feb. 1G74. Abagail, borne 28 Jan. 
1G7G." [(J KN. Keg., xvii : 232] . 

Savage says that the above John Gollup was Capt. John Gallop 
of ('onnecticut, son of John and Christaljel (j;dlo[) of liuston, and 
this statement has been accepted and re})eated by the compiler of the 
Gallup Falnily (published in 18U3) and by all the genealogists of 
Bristol County, as well as by the present writer in his edition of the 
Hodges Family of New Kngland. 

But the statement is clearly incorrect. No document has as yet 
been discovered which in any way connects Ester Gallop of Taun- 
ton (who married Henry* Hodges) with the Gallo[)s ot Boston or 
of Connecticut. In the ilivision of the estate of Capt. John Gal- 
lop of Connecticut five daughters are mentioned, and these five are 
named in the agreement of the heirs, and Ester's name nowhere 
appears. [Cdalkins'd Hist, of New I^ondon, 2*Jl. Gallup 
Faiiiihi, 2G1.] And finally Miss Caulkins in her History of New 
London, pp. {j'6, 74, 7i) and 1)8, shows that Capt. John Gallop 
applied for, and was granted, a 1(H in New Londun between Oct. 
lis, 1G5() and Feb. 25, 1()50-1, and was an actual inhabitjint of that 
town on the s[)ecific chites of July, 1G51, Nov. 18, 1G51, Feb. \), 
lt!52-3 and Feb. G, 1G53-4; wiiile from the records immediately 
t'oMowing, it is certain that another John Gallop was an inhabitant 
of Taunton during these same years. 

i. lOlU-l, ^lareh 2. rreseiitnient by tlie Grand Inquest. *' We pre- 

»<'iit tlie sou of ^\'i(lo\v lloble for swearing. \Vitiiess, AVilliam 

KvauH, J<.liu Colopu." \_Priitted Plym. Cul Rec, W : i'l.'] Widow lloble 
i*«;eiii.s to h.ive Itct'ti widow of Kobert ilobel, one of the original puicliasers 
of 'I'liuinoh. William l-IvanH's name oiteuis in tlie second list of Taiuiton 
pureluiMors. Ilenet; uppanjnlly John (iolope was of 'lamiton. 

ii. lObS, August. John (iallop's name is in the military list of Taun- 
ton. [PnnU-d Plym. Col. Kec, viii : IDo.] 

iii. l()0l-2, Fi;b. IH. " It was ordered and granted that John Gallop 
shall bo accounted as an anciunt inlialtitmt [of 'I'auuton] in all rights of 
(livisions and as fur as tliu same laud i.s nndisidcd will admit in said border, 
and tliat he, sliall have tin- same as a A\ home lot in that jtlot of land wliore 
'iljomas iJncoln junior hutli six acres granted and to be next unto Tliomas 
Lincoln in order." [Paper in the City Hull, Tamdon, copied by James \\. 
Seuver, Esq., of Taunton.] 


:■:'.] lA) vuoi 

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no John Gallop of Taunton y Mass. [.Tart. 

iv. lOol, Juno5. John Gallop was a highway surveyor at Taunton. 
• {Printed Pli/m. Col. Rec, ii : 1 G8.] 

V. l()")l-"2, INIareii I<'5. Jolui .lollop witnessed the will'of Henry Andrews 
of 'iaunton. [Plyiii. Col. Wills, i: 1 : IIG.] 

vi. 10;");], July 21. Ester Uollup, dau. of .John Gollup, born at Taun- 
ton. \_TauHtoa Prop. Pec. in Gkn. Hkg., .wii : 232.] 

vii. 1055, Dee. 18. "It is -granted to Clement Maxfield of Taunton a 
pereel of land for the house of his division, lying between the lands of 
Nicholas White and the greate lots which was formerly granted to John 
Gallop and the said Clement." {Tcnmtoti Pecords, copied by James E. 

viii. Date uncertain. "The names of those that are found upon town 
[ ] the first and ancient purchasers. [The twelfth name is] John 

Gollap." [Copied by Isaac W. Wilcox of Taunton from a small book 
fastened in vol. v. of the Teiunton Prop. Rec.'\ 

ix. 1(56!), Jan. 10. "The grants of land made to ye right originally 

• .John Gallops, now [1730] owned by William and Ilenry Hodges [his 

grandsons] are here entered in order to rekkon Jan. 10, IGG'J. Granted 

to Esther Gallop, six acres of plain," etc. [Paunton Prop. Rec, v:100, 

under date oi May 1, 173'J.] 

. X. I(i72, Nov. 2(;. Easter Gollop (then 19 years & 4 months old) 
named in the list of Taunton South Purchase rroj)rietors. {Taunton Prop. 
Rec, iv : 232.] Also in the supplementary declaratory deed, ilated March 
18, l(i83-4. 

xi. 1075, May 14. The report of the Committee of this date, giving 
the list of ])ersons entitled to be proprietors of Taunton, states that John 
Gollo()'s rights were then held by Henry Hodges. 

The above eleven items constitute all that I have been able to 
find c()iieerniii<^^ ,)ohn (lallop of'i'auntoii, after a lon<>- search among 
till! records of Taunton, Dorchester, Boston, liristol ('ounty, Suf- 
folk County and elsewhere. They show clearly that he was not 
Capt. Gallop of Connecticut, but beyond this all is conjecture. 

Alany of the first settlers of Taunton came from Dorchester, and 
so perhaps fK)hn (Jallop of Taunton was a near relative of Hum- 
phrey (Jallop of Dorchester, (concerning this Humphrey, almost 
nothing is known. James Blake, in his " Annals of Dorchester," 
says that the first inhabitants settled in that place in June, 1G30, 
and that Mv. Gallope was a person of note among them. 1 have 
found only two records, both at Dorchester, which refer to liini. 
"On vXpril 3, lGo3, Mr. Gallo])e, having 1 cow, is required to set 
up 20 feet of fencing in the Marsh from the land of Richard Phelps 
to the Creek. {Boston Rec. Com. llvjJort, iv : 1]. 'Moseph the 
son of JIumphrey (iallop & Anne his wife, was Born anno 1(J33." 
{Uoston. Ilec. (Join, llcpoit, xxi : 2.] 

It is probable that Joiui Gallop died not long after the birth of 
his daughter Ester, and that his wddow married Richard'*' Riu't 
(Richard' ) of Taunton, in which case her name must have been 
Charity, as Richard Burt had a wife Charity who w^as mother of 
his children, with the possible exception of Abel. {Bristol Co. 

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Probate and Deeds']. This supposition rests primarily on the 
record iibove quoted of the " names of the cliihhx'n of Richard Burt." 
Accordinji" to the usa<2;c of that time, Ester (Jallo)) wouhl have been 
called a ciiild of Kichard Burt if she was his step-daughter. Further, 
Ester Gallop, who married Ilehry^ Ilod^^cs (AVilliam') of Taun- 
ton, had children Charity, Joseph, Ephraim and Abigail — names 
found in the Burt family but uot in the family of John" Hodges, 
only brotlier of Henry. And at the division of land in Taunton on 
Dec. 2H, 1G59, Jxichard Burt had four heads in his family. These 
four heads must have been: Kichard, his son Abel, and eitiier a 
wife and child who died soon, or else wife Charity and step-daugh- 
ter Ester Gallop. Finally, items ix and x above indicate strongly 
that Ester Gallop's father was dead at those dates, otherwise, in all 
probability. Ester would not have received land grants when she 
was so young. 

Charity Jiurt survived her husband Kichard and was buried in the 
Neck of Land graveyard in Taunton. Her gravestone is inscribed 
that she died June 3, 1711, aged 7G. According to this, she was 
born in 1(334 or 1G35. 

Kichard Burt had an uncle, James Burt, whose wife was named 
Anne. Mr. I. W. Wilcox suggests that Anne may have been the 
widow of Humphrey Gallop of Dorchester. 

Franklin l*ratt Esq., of Taunton, who has studied the Burt family, 
tliiuks that Charity, wife of Kichard Burt, was daughter of George 
Hall of Taunton. George Hall, in his will dated Oct. 16, 1GG9, 
nameil a "daughter Charity." This was an unusual name at Taunton. 
iMoreover ,Iohn Hall, sou of George, was one of the two men who 
Bworo to the signature of Kichard Burt when his will was proved* 


CoiitrilitiU il liy Lotukoi- Withingtox, Esq., 30 Little Kussell Street, W. C. London. 
[l\)Utiuuc<l from vol. 51, p. 298; vol. 52, p. 69; and vol. 53, p. 131.] 

Of.lKi K M.VSTKK of tlie 'J\)wer of London, yeoman waiter. Will 22 
July, I CM I ; proved !• .Inly, l(ui2. To wifo (jliace Mastor for lifo three 
houses w heroin Mr. ('(Hiper, ]\li', INruriiell and Ivobert llorne dwell, ail in 
Hedreir, Surrey, jiayinj; (o my duu>;liter iMarorerett Adams £4 a year, then 
to said duni^'liter Mari^'erett Adams for life, then two houses wherein INIr. 
Coopta" and Mr. IMeTriell dwell to my cozen Kli/abetli Askue and house 
wherein Kobert llorne dwtdU to Anne Ollard eldest daughter of said Eliza- 
beth Askue. To wife Grace for life eottage in Deptford als Westgreenwich 
bought of William Jaggind, then to Elizabeth Ollard second daughter of 
Elizabelli Askew. Whereas 1 have ostated daughter INIargeret Adams in 
cottage where she dwells for her lite, her husband Kichard Adams surviving 
her to have it for his life, then to Anne Ovvlard iddest daughter of said 
cozen J^lizaheth Askew. To daughter Margaret Adams six paire of sheets, 

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uiio ffiiiln'rlHuld iiud a lioiilrtlor, two foiithor pillowea, fewer pillowbeers, 
two hlniiki'ts, oiiu covering-, two pewter dishes, two pewter porringers, two 
pewter sawccrs, oiio ])owt,er drinking pott, two bmise candlesticks, one 
spitt, one truncke, one chest and all wearinge app^gll exce})t my coate 
w'" the kings Cognizance. Also all my silver buttons for two doubletts 
which be in number three score and run to sale thirty three round silver 
buttons but not all of a bignes and thirtie sixe flatt silver bottons but not all 
of a bignes. And*also my g(dd sealc Hinge and a Jemo of fower double 
being of small gold wyre. Also one silver and guilt cupp, one white silver 
beaker one white silver bell salte double w"^" the cover one silver cann or 
Tankerd guilt one broad silver cupp ])arcell guilt sixe silver spoones w'** 
Lyon knobbs guilt. Also £100. Have more than satisfied legacy of £20 
left me for daughter Margerett by my mother Magdalen Master in her will, 
etc., etc. To eight of my fellows to carry me to burial 12d. each. Resi- 
due except wainscott etc. which is to remain as standards in two houses of 
KcdriU'e to wife (Jrace, executrix. Witnesses : Christopher Nailor gen, 
Richard Smith, Ralph Walkdem. Memo that the three lines interlygned 
about the silver buttons etc. was written by my own hand etc. Oliffe 
iMaster. Audley, 83. 

[Mr. Waters haa given the will of Oliffe Master's mother (Registhu, vol. 50, 
paiie r>14), ho lieing a son of Edward Master of Kothorhithe, and a great uncle 
of Licntcnant-Governor Willuugliby's wife, Susanna Locke. In the subsidy roll 
of 1(126 the Tower roll is of course heaited by the then Lieutenant, Sir Alien 
Apsley, while Master himself heads tlie list of the Yeovnau of the Guard. It is 
a tradition that two of his brothers were the originals of Otvvay's tragedy of 
" The Orphan." It is a curious coincidence that Otway ended liis sad life on 
Tower Hill— but by the sharp axe of poverty, not that of the headsman.— L. W. 

Another of the name, John Masters, came to New England with the Salton- 
stall family, and in the British Museum may be seen an interesting letter from 
him to Lady Harrington, dated from Watertown, U Mareh, 1G3U. — Waltku 
K. WAriviNs, ]\Ialdcn, Mass.] 

J oim TuASKio, Yeavill, Co. Somersett, Baker. Will 1 3 Marcli, 1 630/31 ; 
proved 12 dune, 1(532. To church of Yeavill Gs. 8d. To poore ditto. To 
Sonne Anthony Traske house in street called Pitane in Rurrough of 
Yeavill, remainder to my daughter JNIarie. To sonne Anthony Traske 
house in Backstreete, Yeavill, for sixty years after death of wife Cicely, 
paying rent to Right Lord. To grand child Beorsheba daughter of William 
Barnard £o. Residue to wile Cicely, executrix. Overseers: Ambrose 
Lucke and John Newman. Witnesses : Ambrose Lucke, John Newman, 
John \Mthell. Audley, 65. 

IVEarkk LowTimopp of North Cove, Yorke, yeoman. Will dated 3 Jan'y, 
16o'J/60; proved 17 April 1G60. To be buried in the church yard of 
North Cove. To brother Bartholomew Lowthropp 1 browne mare & 1 
grey mare, 1 young grey mare, 1 p(,'yre blacke oxen, 1 redd cowe, 1 black 
CO we, Branded steer, 2 slot calves, 2 black whyes 2 years old, 1 Black whye 
3 years old, 10 hoggs, 1 iron bound wayne, 1 payre iron carte wheeles, and 
all wain gear and plough gear. To William Lowthroi)p a grey mare, black 
colt, goljlocke spenge whye, 10 ewes, bedd, and brass kettle. 'Jo Margaret 
Bateman 1 grey mare and foal, a bay lilley, 1 blacke foale, 2 kiue, 1 black 
whye, 3 black calves, 1 black stakeing calle, 10 weatluirs, 20 ewes, 10 hoggs, 
bedd, table sheets, &c &(;. To my sister Luce silver spoon. To Jane Low- 
throppe 1 ewe. To William Lowthropp 1 chest, 1 counter, and a ewe lamb. 
Rest to brother Bartholomew Lowthropp, executor. Witnesses : Thomas 
Huntsman, James Smith. Nabbs, 54. 


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RlCHAUD LowTiiROPP of Nortli Cove, Yorke, Batcheller. "Will dated 3 
July, 1G59; adiiion 19 April, 1()()0, to uncle Bartliolomew Lotluopp, execu- 
tor, Marke Lowthrojip liavinof also departed this life. To uncle IVIarke 
Lowthropp messuage and buildings &c in Nortli Cove for life, then to my 
sister Mary Lowthropp for life. To sister ]\Iary J^owthropp 208. For- 
gives two uncles Jjuwrence Lowthropp and Jkutholoniew Lowthropp all 
p(jrtious from legacies of my father and mother Iviehartl and Dorothy de- 
ceased. To uncle INLirtin Lowthroppe two of my best mares. To uncle 
Laurence Lowthropp 1 paceing grey lillie. To my uncle Bartholomew 1 
bay lillie. To William J^owthropp 1 ewe. To Mary Lowthrojjp my aunt 
1 ewe. To Samuell Lowthropp & his daughters 1 ewe and 1 lambe. To 
the three children of uncle Laurence Lowthropp 1 ewe apiece. To IMar- 
garet Bateman 1 ewe. To aunt .Fohnson 1 land). Residue to uncle ^^arke 
Lowthropp, Executor: AVitnesses : JMarke Kichman, James Dunn. 

Nabbs, 5-1. 

[These two wills of an uncle and a cousin of Rev. John Lotlirop are just 
brli'tly referred to hi the " Lo-Lathrop Genealogy." Taken with otlior Lo- 
throp wills which I hope to i<ivc, tliey may lielp to tlic discovery of tlie rela- 
tiousliip bet^veen our JMaric Lothrop aiiel Captain Thomas Lotlirop and Rev. 
John, which relationshij) has so loiijj been a genealogical enigma. — L. W.] 

RoGKii AVoOLLCOTi, \V\dls, County Somersett, diocese of Bath and AVells. 
AVill 10 Julie, 1592; proved 17 May, IGlo. To the cathedral church of 
AVells 4d, To daughter Marie £20. To overseer and daughter Marie 
£20 for providing estate for Marie. To wife's godson John Jenkins 5s. at 
21. To daughter Marie panns, platters etc. To god chihlren 12d. each. 
To godson ("hristopher AVooUcott one ewe shepe. To wife Alice and 
daughter Elizabeth tenements and livinge where I dwell, to remain to 
daughter Elizabeth after death of wife. If Elizabeth die, to Marie. To 
daughters Elizabeth and ^Nfarie all my tymber stuffe after death of wife. 
Residue to wife Alice, executrix. Overseers Roliert Sellicke of Tolland 
.John White of Elworthie and ,)ohn Stanfort of Tolland. Witnesses Rich- 
u'.d AVreiitmore, .lohn Stanfort and others. Livcntoiy £l7l-78-Sd. 

Consistory of Bath and AVells, lile for 1G15, No. 155. 

[My disthiguished townsman, Mr. Somerby, made a harvest of the Wolcott 
wills at Wells uiul Taunton. The Woleotts were so important a factor in the 
Hetth-niiiit of Coiuu'clieut that all of their English connections in Somersetshire 
are Interesting and likely U) lead to discovery of eonteniporary settlers. I sup- 
pose the above bearer of a name since so distiii<ruislied was an uncle of Henry 
AW)leott, the Tolland pioneer, and that this will was one of those gathered at 
iiHich trouble ami with his usual care by Mr. Somerby, but not g'iven in the 
AVolcotl genealogy.— Ij. AV.] 

AUTUUKK AVrniiNCiTON, Ashburne, Countie of Derbie, shoemaker. 
AVill prove<l T^ lALiy, IG.'ll. 'lo Nicholas Spalton the elder 2s. To vVnne 
Bate, Thomas Spalton, and John Spalton (daughter and soiines of the said 
Nicholas) 12d. each. To Elizabeth Townson 10s. To Nicholas Spalton 
the younger and Margaret Spalton (daughter and sonne of the said Nicho- 
las the elder) 38-4d. each. To my two brothers John AVithington and 
Theophilus AVithington 5s. each. To god children 12d. each. To every 
one who hath been or is my apprentice 12(1. each. To Daiiyell Beechrafte 
the younger -lOs. To Christopher AVatson, Kichard AValton, (leorg Titten- 
ton, and John Allsojip 12d. apiece in token of my love, hoiieing they will 
Carrie me to the church. To my neighbor Ralfe Erost the elder 1 2d. To 
Isabell Beutley my servant 5s. Rest to loving wilfe Isabell, executrix. 

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AVi(iK!s8(!S : AVillium Cliudwicke, Sydney Gore, Joliii IJnllocke. Inventory 
i;ir>l-l2H-7(l. (iiicludiiig debts fn)m Jolm F]().sk<-tt the elder, John Allsopj), 
and I'hillii.p dackson, jrents) hy Kdwiird Buxton, dohn Allsopp, 
Ixid^-, Kicluird AValton, and George Tittendon 1-1 April, IG.'H. "^ 

Consistory of Liehtield and Coventry. File for 1C31. 

[Tliis is one of several Withington wills at Lichfield. I send it because of 
the conjiniction of Withinuton and Bate. Another Ainie Eate was daui^hter of 
onr Henry Withington of Dorchester, and mother of the (llstini,niishe(l Bates 
family of Massachnsetts. Althon^h it is not such a great distance from the home 
of the Witlungtons m Lancashire to Derby, it seems a very far way from the 
home of the iJatt-s in Kent. Nevertheless our emigrant families had often some 
remarkatile skips about in old England before taking the great plunge for New 
England. 1 take Spalton to be vulgar corruption uf Spalding.— L. W.] 

INIaky iNfiKiisoN [5U-], Great St. Maries, County Caud)ridoe, widdow. 
Nuncupative will "ia Felnnmry IC. i;3/4; i)roved 28 February, 1G43/4 by 
son John Ingersole. All to son John, and nothin» more to daughter Marie 
than what already l>esto\ved at marriage saving 1 brasse kettle. Witness : 
A\'iiruau lioorton. 

Archdeaconry of Ely, Liber 9 (IG-'JD-lOGl ), folio 47. 
[Ingersoll wills are " iis scarce as hen's teeth." Any of this period seem 
worth printing. Itichanl Ingersoll of Salem is said to have come from Bedford- 
shire. [ doubt it very much. There is, 1 believe, not a single Ligersoll Avill ii> 
the Archdeaconry of Bedford, from 1493 to IGtIO, as I have been most laboriously 
through that period. IngersoUs were, however, in Oliver Cromwell's little ad- 
joining shire of Huntingdon. — L. W.] 

Scuoi.A.STiCA SwANNK, llinxstou, County Cambridge, widdowe. Will, 
24 June, !(;;5;?; proved 12 August, IG.'M. To Thomas Cooper of Ilinxton 
aforesaid cutler and lo his luiis o acies in Ilinxton butted and bounded in 
a eerlaiu dwd made by ,Iohn Stubbinge the elder and John Stubbinge the 
3 onnger lo Arthur Blankes my fyrst husband and me the said Schofastica 
bearinge date 17 June 18 yeare of our late Sovereign Ladie Queen F:iiza- 
beth deceased. To Elizabeth daughter of said Thomas Cooper £5, also a 
cubboard, 2 chairs, and 1 pair of my best sheetes. To Marie daughter of 
said Thomas Cooper 1 milch cowe, 1 pair of sheetes. To JNIiriam daughter 
(if said Thonnis Cooper 1 pair of sheetes. Ditto to Thonuis son of said 
'I'honias Cooper and lo Christopher son of Thomas Cooper. Rest of linen 
ami pewler lo said Elizabeth, i\Iarie, Miriam, Thomas and Christo])her. 
liCsidue to Thomas Cooper of Ilinxton aforesaid cutler, executor. Wit- 
nesses : Kobert Fowle, Thomas Cole. 

Consistory of Ely, Liber Dunham (1G29-1G.3G), folio 425. 

[The remarkable stretch of this woman's life Avould alone make her will in- 
terest!iig, but 1 think there is some New England connection.— L. AV.] 

INIii.i s Dudley, Dorkinge, Surrey, yeoman. AVill 1 I\Iay 39 Elizabeth ; 
proved 7 June 1597. To be burii'd in Dorkinge church yard. To sonne 
William tenements called " Wadhurst " with croft and closes called " Long- 
hani,'' "Estfeild," and " P\irlonge " in Lordshipp of Milton, parish of 
Dorkinge; also to son William "I'aggutts" (4 acres) "Stroodes" (U 
acres) and two acres " Chadlmrsls," all in ditto ditto in occupation of 
brotlu'r Thomas Diidhy by lease lor life, the rent of os. 4d. being reserved 
to sou Jasper. 'Vo wife Julian little table, etc., etc. To daughter Agnes 
platter etc. etc. To daughter Alice platter etc. To son Miles £4. To 
sou Kichard £4, etc. Rest to sous William, Thomas and Jasper, execu- 

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tors. Overseers: William Ileatlier, Edward Nettloford. Witnesses: Wil- 
liam Heather, Edward Ni'ttleford, Kicbard Daye, Thomas Dudley, AVilliam 

Arelideaconry of Surrey, Register Herriiigman (159r)-lG08), folio 132. 

[I think this must be the family of Governor Thomas Dudluy.— L. \V. 

Ou paije 404- of my History of tiie Dudleys is an al)stnict of the will of 
David Dudley of Dorlwiny;, Surrey, Enj;., copied for me 1)y H. S. Graze1)rook, 
Esci- This David Dudley had cliildren : Tliomas, Jane, William, Dani(.'l, David 
and Edward. Dorkinfj; "is near Ockley and Guilford, in Surrey. This is surely 
the family of William Dudley who settled at Giulford in Connecticut. See page 
'J6 of my History of the Dudleys. 

On page 4I(J of my History is a note stating that " A William Dudley went 
to America in H>;j7, who was married to Jane Lutman. William is suiiposed to 
have had brothers Edward, Daniel and David." \. H. Butcher is tlie auLlior of 
this in Notes and Queries, 3d series, vol. x. p. 147. 

" J\Iiles" was a common name in the Connecticut family of Dudleys. So was 
David. Authors must read my account of these Dudleys. 

I think Tiiomas Dudley of London, Eng., who died 1549, being a citizen and 
draper of tiie Drapers' Guild, was the great-grandfather of Gov. Thomas Dud- 
ley. Mr. Withington can see if that Thomas Dudley Avas not the sou of Sir 
Edward Dudley and Cecilia Willougidjy, who spent most of their lives at tlieir 
home in Tothill St., Westminster. 

See my Supplement to the History of the Dudleys, page 8. 

J)k.\n (o/ Montrose, Mass.).'] 

JoiTN Drsnouocoii, IMildenliall, County Suffolk, husbandman. Will 27 
June, 15GI); i)roved 25 duly, 15(i9. To be buried in Mildenhall chureli- 
yard. To poore of towiie of Mildenhall 12d. 'J'o reparation of church 
of JNIildenhall 12d. To wife Jane her goods brought into house at mar- 
riage. To wife's son William Marsliam fether bed, etc., etc., etc. at 21. 
Towife's daughters Elizabeth and Jane bedding etc. If said AVilliam my 
Sonne [s^c] die, goods to his brothers Tiiomas Marshaoa and Henry ^Marshara 
and sisters Elizabeth and Juan jMarsiiam, sons and daughters of Jane my 
wifci. AVifc ,Iane to oc(Uipy copyhold from Our Lady the (Jiieen till her 
Hon William is 21, then to William. Have made surrender to Henry jNTar- 
shani ami Tiiomas Eagle eoppic^holders of said maniior till William is 21 
etc. Kesidue to wife June executrix. Fi-iend Henry IMarsham, supervisor. 
AVitnesses: Henry Marsham, Thomas Eagle, Christoi)her Dallison. 

Arelideaconry of Sudbury, Register " l\wle " (15G8-G'J), folio 107. 

Jkkfkv Disuoiiowi:, AVhaddon, County Cambridge, yeoman. AVill IG 
March, 1G22/J; j)roved 10 iNIay, IG2;). To sou Bruno Di8borowe[torn] 
per annum for education at the school and university during life of his 
mother. To Bruno, James, Willyam and <John 100 marks each. To two 
daughters vVgnes and Rose £50 eacli. [If wife Rose die before son Bruno 
is 21 and lands go to heir, I grant to these four, my two brothers James 
and John, and brothers-in-law Thomas Pentlow and -lohn Bonner, to use of 
three sons, James, Willyam, and John, etc., etc. To poore of Whaddon — 
all erased.'] Residue to wife Rose, executrix. Witnesses: Clement Sent- 
loe, Thomas Sentlow. 

Archdeaconry of Ely, Liber 7 (1G11-1G23), folio 317. 

James Disbuowe of Eltesley the elder. AVill 14 January, lGM/5; 
proved 25 Oct., I G38. To be buried in Eltesley churchyard. To wife 
Elizabeth tenements in Eltesley bought of Jidfrey Disbrowe with copy 
lands; also copy lands in Great Cransden, co. Huntingdon, till my Jiow 
eldest son James Disbrowe is 21 ; remainder to 2d son Jolui Disbrowe, and 

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3(1 son William D. To eldest son James at 21 5 shillings and £50. each to 
John and \\ ilham, etc., etc. Residue to wife- Elizabeth, executrix. Wit- 
iiesscs: Je<tiy Dishrowe, Philip IMarsiiall, AVilliani Woodward. 

Archdeaconry of Ely, Liber 8 (1623-1039), folio 380. 

• /^i'"-LiAM Desborougii town ami county of Cmnbridge, baker. Will 

24 Sept. lG4b ; proved 2 Nov., 1048. To cozen John Basset son of Robt. 
Basset ot Tmpm-ton r)s. U, Robert Basset son of ditto r>s. To I<:iizabeth 
Manne daughter of Edwar.l Manne of Jlestou 10s. to be paid to Ivlward 
Manne for the cluids use. To n.y sister Sarah Man wife of Edwa.d 
Manne Is. Rest to wite Clemeiice, executrix. Witnesses : Tliomas Evans 
luartm Dickenson, 1 honias Turner etc. ' 

Arclideacoury of Ely, Liber 9 (1G39-1GG1), folio 107 

w!iu';?t.^^^;';r;u;zS;;;:;;;L;ii'ii;'^^;;^^^'''^ ^''^^^'^ ^« ^'-- ^iveu by Mr. 
o;!:^r^;;:!;:;^;;;s/i,;;;ht^:^^;,.:;s;;.}';:; ;;;^'s;;: :^---^i-^ ^^ ^^- p-^^^^ of 

UVMi Jan. 20 Mr. James DisbroM' buried. 

* J'.'i"' \^''^\f-J,^-''y':^,^^'^'''-<'"':i'Kl Susan Gunton married 
U...1 Am.',' 2. Naliri Di.sbrow senior l)uri(j(i. 

ICi.;! July 28. Cli'UieuL'u Disbrow, widow buried. 
K.l.U Sri-L 2. Isac!< Disbrow and Alice Hodu^r nuirried 
(. eolstr.s uMd transn-ipLs ol Liu; parishes ut Hurrou^ii Crceu, Kltlslov and 

WaltkuK. Watkins (of llalden).] 
w'm '9^ ^p' 1 '" ^^' ^!rll ?'''^''' ^«°^^«^' citizen and clothworker, London. 
Ba 1 ioO, and to my mother-m-huv £10, aiul to her sonnes Leonard Cooke 

iHTbroilur Allen Ball, son of my uncle Allen Ball, £3. To two othej 
daughters oi -.le^AIh^ Ball £3 oaeh. To eouzin John Balk ^^f^ 
uncle Hugh Ball, io. To cozen William Ball, n.y co-partner, for rin-, 20s^ 
lo wde ot my other eouzm William Bail (who is now beyond seas) 20.s 
o be paid to her own hands and her acquittance without her husband shal 
be n.y executors To ehild.en of cousin Roger Ball 20s e ad 
io my man Richard 40s To Giles my partners man 40s. To friend Mi- 
1 . . h ..().. or n..g. _ lo eous.n Rookes £a. and forgive Debts. 

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ouel . lolru.nds Henry Colbron and Richard Trice 40s. each. To 

ny wo brothers Andrew Ball and Samuell J^all all my wearing apparelL 

i\nu 'n 1? ll'"''l "7- T' ^" ^'"^^Z?" ^"^^^'^^ 1^^^"' «--"^ 1'--^ ^0 brother 
Samuell Ball, and third part to friend Mr. Joseph Skinner merchant 

executor Overseers : Mr. Henry Colbron and liichL-d Price. W ^ e ■' 

James Rus,sell, R.chard Preiee, Richard Ball. Alice Ball. Lee, 50 

.John Ball AV^ellingborow, County Northampton, yeoman. Will last 
day ol November, 1G44; p.^oved 2o January, 1G48, by^-eliet. Mes nana 

h ^11 ^tf "'' '''T ''''' "''■''^ ^" Wellingbo;:w, and all otri ni; 
lands ni A\ el ingborow and interest in will of deceased son William Ball 
to grandch.1,1 Elizabeth Ball the sole daughter and l.eire of my deceased 
son \Vilha,.j when 21 ; in .lefault to Daughter Ma,-y S.p.ire wido^w foH tV 

the 6an,e ior hie lo daugl.ter-u.-law h:iizabeth, late wife of William BaU 
deceased, now wiie of John Doggett. To gran.lcl.ild Ann S.juire. Bond of 

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S' William fleetwood Kt. and William Barton to said Daughter Mary 
Squire. Bond of Thomas Barton, John Baxter, & John llopson to mec. 
To ifrandohildren Susan and Dorothic daughters of the deceasecl sou Bhillip 
Ball. To 4 daughters of my daughter Mary Siiuire, Klizaheth, Ann, Mary 
and Dorothie. Will of late deceased kinsman Richard Blason, gent. Uo- 
siduary legatee and executrix, wile Avis. Witnesses : Richard Paule elerke, 
John boggett, George Wright, John Freeman Scr Fairfax, 17. 

Edward Ball, Swaise, County Cambridge. Will 21 April, 1G20; proved 
3 May, 1G30. To Alice Robinson wife of Robert Robinson. To son 
Clement Ball. To daughter Susan Ball. To son John Ball. Son William 
Ball, executor. Scroope, 41. 

Elizabeth Ball late of parish of Allhallovves, Towne of Northamp- 
ton, widow, deceased. Nuncupative will 25 July, 1G49 ; proved 30 July, 
1G49. To my two daughters Martha Adams and Catherine Spencer all 
my goods equally between them. Witnesses : Anne Mathewes, INIaria Fitz 
Randall. Fairfax, 111. 

Henry Ball, D.D. and Archdeacon of Chichester in County Sussex. 
Will 22 Jilarch, 1602 ; proved 31 May, 1G03. All goods etc. to Marie my 
wife and to be executrix. AVitnesses : Adrian Stoughton, John Lewis, 
John Power, Josias White, John White, Hughe Barker. Boleiu, 31. 

[The name of Ball is very common in various parts of England, and the lunn- 
ber of Ball wills is abnost eiulless. Tiie above are interesting for various rea- 
sons. The uncommon name of Allen Ball in the will of a pre-eminently Cockney 
clothworker (right uiuler Bow bells) indicates isome connection with Allen Ball 
of Ni'W Haven. The Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire wills have some 
possible connection with the Virginia Balls. I give the will of Dr. Henry be- 
cause a daugliter of John Uogers the martyr married a Dr. Henry Ball, but 
stated to be an ]\I.D., not a D.D.— L. AV.] 

JoANK Snelling, Chattlewood, Devon, spinster. Nuncupative will 3 
DeciMuber, 1G12; |»roved I May, IGol. All to sister-in-lawe Frances 
Snelling. AVilness: l^li/abelh Jioyes. Crey, 'J8. 

[Dr. William Suelliug c;une from Chaddlewood. — L. W.] 

Samui'i.l Sutton, Daventrie, North Hants apothecary. Will, 1 Octo- 
ber, 1G37: i^roved G January, 1G37/H. To brother William Sutton £8. 
To l)rollier John Sutton I'H i' 'J'o sister IMary Sliackspeere 20s. To god- 
son Samuell Sha<'kspeere 20s. To other six children of brother Schack- 
e]ieero ;{lis. To A iii-e Warwick 10s. To IMr. Tymothy Dod lOs. Residue 
to brother Henry Sutton, executor. AV'^itnesses : Samuel Allen, Richard 
Hewes. Inventory, i^lG-4s-0d. 

Archdeaconry of Northampton, Register AE., 1st series, part 2, folio 83. 

[Most any will from Daventry of this epoch is of jjcculiar Turitan interest, 
being tlie birthplace of Kev. John Oxeiibridge and a centre of his immense and 
all-important family connection. Moreover, I think these Shakespeares belong 
to the family of a scrivener of tlie cixicii, John Shakespeare, whose beautiful 
peiunanship Is frequent in the Northampton wills. I think most of the cousins 
of William Shakespeare will be founil among the ruritans, and very likely in 
New England.— L. W.] 

RiCHAKD Eaton, clerk, will dated 11 July, IGIG, proved 14 January, 1616-17 
(RicGisTEK ««(e, vol. 53, page 432). Mr. Waters was correct. An abstract of 
thi.s will, hy tlie late Col. Joseph L. Chester, was furnished by him to Prof. Frank- 
lin B. Dexter of New Haven, Conn., and it was printed in the Rkgistku for 
January, KsHl, vol. 38, pp. 29-30 Euirou. 


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The following is a copy of the Commission of Lieut. John Gillpatuick, 
who served iu that company. 


Colony of the | The Major Part of the COUNCIL of the 
J\fassur/tusetts-B(ti/. ^ Massachusetts- lid//, in Neio-KiKjIaad, 

James Otis To John GlUpatrick Juu^' Gentleman, (Jreeting. 

VOU beino- ai)])ointed second Lieutenant of the second 
Company (whereof Samuel Waterhottse is Captain) 
W. SroONEU ^^. ^j^^ ^j^;^.^i ]i^,^ii„^g,\t ,,/• Militia in the County of York 

Cai-KH C DSlUNG ^^,}^(.reof Tristram Jordan Esif is Colonel— 
G. V^ iNTiiROP j^^, Yj;.^^^^, Q^. j,jy yowev vested in us, WE do by 

JosKi'U (.KKUisii ^,;^.gg Presents, (reposin<,^ special Trust and Confi- 
Jki> bosTKU d»Mice in your Loyalty, Courage, and good Conduct,) 

James 1 uescott Co„^missJon you"^ accordin<rly.— You are therefore 
Eldad iAYLOR carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of a 
JoiiN W iirrcOMB second Lieut in leading, ordering, and exercising said 
i. 1 Ai.AiKR Company in Anns, both Jnferior Olhcers and Sol- 

MiciiAKL bxuLKY ^^j^^.^ . .,;^,| ^o keep them in goo<l Order and Disci- 
MosEsCjriLL ^ pUne : — And they are hereby commanded to obey 
Lha L^la.unci y^^j ,^g jj^^^jj. gg^^^^^^i Lieut and you are yourself, to ob- 

JA15EZ i^isHER ^^^.^^ .^^^^^ follow sucli Orders and Instructions as you 

LINCOLN shall from Time to Time receive from the major part 

of the Council or your superior Officers. 

GIVEN under our Hands and the Seal of the 
said Colony, at Waterlnwn the Twenty ninth 
Day of March in the Sixteenth Year of the 
Eeign of his Majesty King George the 'J'hird, 
Anno Domini, 177G. 

By the Command of the | ^ 

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Copied from the oriijinal commission, 
2 Sept., 1895. 

YouK ss : AvuFL 23^" 177G 

You John Gillpatrick Jun'' being appointed to the Office of 

Second T.iieutenant as p"" the within (commission do Solemnly swear that 

you will Honestly, faithfully tt lin|)artial!y Execute all the Duties of the 

Said Ollifc; aceording to the best of your Skill & Judgment. 

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In 1720 a number of Scotch-Irish families from the north of Ireland came to 
New Eii^huiil and estal)lished theinselvcs in the Saco river valley. Anionic them 
■were Thomas Gillpatrick and his "vvife Margaret, Avith nine sons and two daugh- 
ters, Avho settled in that i)art of Wells, iMaine, that now forms Kennebunk. 
One authority says he came from Coh>raine, another from Donathkeedy. John, 
son of Thomas, was father of John Jr. He and his son and successive genera- 
tions had their homes on the Mousam river. John and John Jr., as the latter 
was always designated, were extensive and prosperous farmers, actively identi- 
fied themselves with the business and religious life of their community and were 
highly esteemed citizens. 

That the people of Wells were busy people, too enterprising to neglect their 
own affairs, is shown by the fact that at a town meeting, 29 March, 1730, John 
and six others were successively chosen constable, but each refused the oflice 
and paid his fine — -five pounds. 

John Jr. was probably born about 1728, for the town records state that he 
died G June, 1802, aged seventy- four. He and Elizabeth Clark Avere published 
28 Dec, 1754, and were married 27 Feb., 1755. They had eleven children. His 
wife was the daughter of Eleazar and Elizabeth Clark, as shown by a receipt 
signed by both, of which the folloAving is a copy: "Wells March y« 24"i 1755 
Eeceived of our mother Elizabeth Clark in part of our portion of the moveable 
Estate of Eleazar Clarke Late of Wells Decast twenty Six pound nineteen shil- 
ling teen pence Lawful money Received by us." 

When the "Second Congregational Society" in Wells was incorporated, 14 
June, 1750, the list of petitioners for the same included John and John Jr. 
When the parish was organized, the former was made one of the connnittee for 
calling parish meetings, and was on the list of twenty persons Avho sni)scribed 
to the covenant at the service of consecrating the church, 14 March, 1751. lie 
was taxed at this time £2 15s. 9d. parish money. 

In 1771 we tind John Jr. and fourteen others petitioning the Parish Assessors 
to call a meeting to consider the question of building a new church on the 
county road. After a second petition the parish voted to build, and to disi)ose 
of the |)rws according to the raidc of each person in taxation, the tlrst or highest 
in the list iiaviug tlu! Urst choice. In 177;i, in the dislribution of the pews, the 
father and son were in the lirsl rank, being two and tliree on the list, John hav- 
ing p(!W number nine, and John Jr. nund)er three. In 1784 they raised one 
hundred and eighty bushels of corn and thirty bushels of potatoes. They had 
large dairies, keeping eight cows. Among the items of Wells property in 1745 
were live hundred and twenty-nine cows, the number of polls at that time being 
two hundred and twenty-one^ of which two luuuli'ed were over 21 years of age. 

It is said that Wells furnished a large muuber of Revolutionary ollieers, and 
the Massaclmsetts archives give the following concerning the subject of this 

".luhn Gillpatrick Jr. appears among a List of Oftlcers of the Massachusetts 
Militia cliosen by 2d Co. of Wells, March 20, 1776, as 2d Lieutenant in Captain 
Samuel Waterhouse's Co., 3d York Co. Regt. Ordered to be commissioned ia 
Council, March 21), 1770.— Vol. 43: 97. 

Jolni Gillpatrick, appears with rank of Lieutenant on Muster and Pay Roll of 
Capt. Simeon Brown's Co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's Regt. for service at Rhode 
Island. Enlisted, July 1, 1778. Discluirged, Jan. 1, 1779. Service, mos. 8 
days. Company raised in Essex and York Counties. Stationed at East Green- 
wich. — Vol. i. p. 71." 

The history of Kennebunk says lie was a captain in the militia. 

Ninth April, 1778, the second parish, agreeably to the reciuest of the General 
Court of Massachusetts Ray, began to collect stores as a present to the Conti- 
nental army, and in the account of the nuniber of shirts and pairs of stockings 
given, John Jr. is credited with one pair shoes. 

lie was tax collector in 1774, and among papers — still preserved — left by his 
fourth child, Avho also bore the luune of John and died in 1835, a few days past 
his 73d year, were three tax books kept by John Jr., the commission and nuister 
roll here represented, the receipt mentioned, and a letter addressed to Lieut. 
John Gillpatrick of Wells, by Siine(m Brown, dated 30 May, 1780, in which he 
makes explanation concerning the State and Continental " weages " of a certain 

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Neal, and concludes as follows : " the recept was a general recept wrote for and 
Sii,Mieil by tlie Company individually as they reed their State Pay. Neal rec' his 
money &'Sij,nied tiie recept at Providence a Coppy of whicli recept I inclose you 
in this letter." 

Tlie men and women of this family to later generations possessed the sterling 
characteristics of Ian Maclaren's Drnnitochty folk, for they had to a marked de- 
gree honor, integrity, industry, inliexibility of purpose, dignity and reserve. 

Er.izA M. Gill. 

AuTHOUiTiKS. — llistorj of Kennebunk, Saco Valley Settlements and Fiunilies, Town 
records and family traditions that accord with the above printed matter. 


In the Posskssion of Mit. William Bryant, of Stoneiiam, Mass. 

Communicated by Rev. Charles E. Beals, Stoneham. 

Joseph Bryant Son of Lieu' Joseph Bryant and Sarah Bryant Born 
March 8"' 17;{0 

Abigail Osgood Daughter of Rev'^ James Osgood and Sarah Osgood Born 
March 1 1'" 1737 

Joseph Bryant & Abigail Osgood married the 3'^ of October 1752. 

Sarah Bryant Daughter of Josei)h Bryant & Abigail Bryant Born August 
23'' 1753 

A])igail Bryant Daughter of Joseph Bryant & Abigail Bryant Born May 
24"^ 175G 

Louis Bryant Daughter of Joseph Bryant & Abigail Bryant Born Janu- 
ary 25'*^ 1758 

Joseph Bryant Sou of Joseph Bryant and Abigail Bryant Born October 
12th 175S) 

Sarah Hryant married to David Hay of Stoneham Jiily 8"' 1773 

Louis Bryant married to Joshua Burnham of Lynn INIarch 11*^'' 1779 

Abigail Bryant married to James Oliver of Boston January 15"' 1780 

Josej)!! l>ryant married to Elisebeth Stimjisou of Reading JVIarch the 11"' 

Joseph Bryant the 3'' Sou of Joseph Bryant & Klizalx^th Bryant 15orn 
April 18'" 1785 

Klizabfth Bryant Daughter of Joseph Bryant Jun'^ & Elizabeth Bryant 
Born INIarch t)'" 1787 

AVilliam Bryant Son of Joseph Bryant «& Elizabeth Bryant Born May 
17"^ 171)4 

The Bearths of my Daughter Oliver children. 

Abigail Oliver Daughter of James Oliver & Abigail Oliver Born Janu- 
ary 15'th 1780. 

Susannah Oliver Daughter of Jwiues Oliver & Abigail Oliver Born ISIay 
29'" 1782. 

James Oliver and Abigail Oliver had a Daughter Still-Born September 
15'" 1784. 

James Oliver Sou of James & Abigail (Oliver Born July 24'" 1785 

Sarah Oliver Daughter of James & Abigail Oliver Born Se])tember 17"* 

Joseph B. Oliver Son of James & Abigail Oliver Born May 7'" 1790, 

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The Births of my Daughter Burnham children. 

l>\vid Hay Hiirnliam Sou of Joshua & Louis Buruham Born January 9"^ 

Abigail Buruham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born October 
25'" 178L 

Sarah Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis liurnliam Born October 2^ 

Joseph B. Burnham Son of Josliua & Louis liuruham Born August 6'''' 

Joshua Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born January 20'^'' 

Louis Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born December 
24'*^ 1790 

Timothy Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born October 25'*^ 

INfajor Josliua & Louis Burnham had a Son Still Born December 26^'' 

Dolley Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born February 
13'" 179G. 

Daniel Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born June 18'" 1798. 

Oliver Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Burn August 23'' 1800. 

Col Joshua Ikirnham & Louis Burnham had a Son Still Born May 28'" 

(Also the following by a different hand.) 

be it remembered that Susannah Dix Daughter of Capt James & Abigail 
Oliver Departed this life Sept. 12'" 1811 with a child that was stil born. 



Savery in Davis's " Anciknt LA^;I)^tAHKs ov Plymouth."— I regret that Mr 
Davis, ill till' srcoiul edition of his vuliinhle book, liiis omitted to correct in the 
Silvery reeoni an error wliieh was tiie result of a mere eoujectnre in the llrst 
edilioii. His "1st Joliii,"who married iMartlia Parlow of Middleboro', he repeats, 
■was " prul)ably son of 1st Sanniel." Now this Jolui's name, as well as his 
son's, was spelt on the records of Plymouth county indifferently Severit and 
Severy, but never Savery. See Deeds, vol. 30, p. 218, dated May 20, 1735 ; vol. 
31, 1). 26, October 27, 17'35; Book 37, p. 71, Dec. 2!), 1741, and several other 
volumes ; and vol. 5 of Probate Kecords, p. 545, for the form Severy, and as late 
as vol. 50 of Deeds, p. l'J7, May 27, 1752, for Severit. It was not until the 
time of the 1st John's areat grandchildren Daniel and tlie " 1st Neheiniah" 
that tlie name of this family, descendants of John and Martha, assumed the 
form Savery, and it ouj,dit to have beiMi iriven a separate article under tlie head 
" Savery or Severy," in the Genealonicai Re^cister of Plymouth families given 
in the "Landmarks." In my Savery Genealo.<j;y (18*J3) I show reasons for 
believing that this "1st John " Avas born in Marbleiiead, and lived in Wenham, in 
the records of wiiich he is called John, Junior. In Marbleiiead, wliicli, we 
know, early received many Channel Islands settlers, whose Frencli names 
were soon disixuised by translation or transliteration, we find in 1080 a John 
Sevrit, clearly an Eiii,^lisli transliteration of the well-known Jersey name Syvret 
or Sivret, which, under the latter form, is feund to-day anions the French in 
New Hrun.s\vick. In tlie History of Fssex County (ilnrd, editor), sub capite 
Wenham, we read that this John (the surname spelt " Severett") removed to "Wen- 

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ham about 1095, and in the church and town records there we still rtnd liis name 
" Sevrlt." In those records in due lime we (liid Jolm Sevrit, Jun'mr, nuirried to 
Martlia I'arlow, and contrii)Uliiig to tiie records llie hirtlis of two cluldren, one 
of M hom is Mr. Davis's " 2d John," who married IMary Tliomas, and lived in Mid- 
dleboro'. It is a pity that sncli a peculiar j^enealoiiical incident and curious 
gradual assumption by a l)rancli o! a family of a name so widely tlitferent from 
tlie oriiiinal i)atronynnc, should have escaped notice in a standanl work on 
tlie faniilies of tlie county where tlicy are foimd ; but I would not liave l)ur- 
dened your ct)lunms Avitli the aljo\e proofs lest sucli a difference l)el\veen my 
own conclusions and those of so eminent an antiquarian as Mr. Davis miglit 
seem to wealten the authority of my own. A. AV. Savauy, 

Annapolis Royal, N. S. Author Savery Genealogy. 

Dow. — Tlie records of Haverhill, Mass., and Chase's History, are doubtless 
wrong in giving the death of Mautiia^ Dow (Stephen^, Tlwrnas^), [No. 73, p. 
137, "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury"], March ];"», l(;;)(;-7. Slic was 
born April 1, 1(J73. Josiah Gage m. a Martha Dow, May 17, 1(j!)7. She d. 
lY'b. 10, 171()-7, in the 41lli year of her age, as recorded on her grave stone in the 
I'entucket cemetery, at Haverhill. Stephen^ Dow mentioned in liis will, .Inly 
1, 1717, " my son .lositih (iage." The Avill of Josiah Gage shows that his wife 
was dead, July 4, 1717. Both men died in July, 1717. 

The Haverliill records of births, marriages and deaths Avere at that time 
arranged by fanulies. Tlie clerk probably entered the deatli against the wnmg 
Martha Dow. Martha* (Ilenry^j, only two years old, may have been killed in 
tlie Duslin massacre. A similar error of the Haverhill records is noted on p. 
275, "Old Fanulies." Also, John Stevens, Jr., m. Hannah Currier, JNIay 18, 
1687, on the same records, should doubtless be l(j'.)7. 

The record of the death of Martha Gage, sent me by Arthur E. Gage, was 
received too late for insertion in my " Old Families." 

Providence, 11. I. David W. Hoyt. 

Petkk Dauby. — I have noticed in the history of New Ipswich, N. H., by 
Frederic Kidder and Dr. .'Vugustus A. Gould, page 380, a reference to Peter 
Darby, of I'lymouth, Vermont. 

This is an error. Peter Darby was my great grandfather. He was born in 
Concord, JIass., June 2, 17*18; married Nov. 12, 17!»5, IJetsy Gould of New Ips- 
wich, N. H., and thereafter lived in Keading, Windsor County, Vermont, wliere 
he died Sept. 3, 1M43. Wadk Keyks. 

Boston, Mass. 

Teuuy. — The following is a copy of the registry of the baptism of Stephen 
Terry, who died in Iladley, Mass., in September, 1CC8. Extracted from the 
Parisli liegisters of Stockton, in Wilts. 


Alter Stepanus Terry sextus scilicet lilius Joins Terry hujus Ecclesiae Rectoris 
iiatus 2.'>" Augusti, bajjlizatus fuit 31 eodem Augusti, cui nonieu inditum est in 
memoria prioris Stepliani optimae spei et stuiliosissimae intiolisadolescentis qui 
obiit Oxoniae hoc anno vzt 28° July Anno aetatis suae IG" paene completo. 

Geneva, iSioil::eiian(.l. Justin P. Kki.logg. 

WiiiTic AM) TicuKY. — I enclose as an appendix to the preceding note a copy of 
the eiiitapli of Thonuis White, at one time Wanlen of New College, Oxon. I 
copied it myself while on a visit to Salisbury this past summer. 

Geneva, Switzerland. Jusrix P. Kellogg. 

Thomas White, h. 1514; d. 12 June, 1588. He was the uncle of John White 
of Stanton St. John, Oxford, who was tlie grandfather of Stephen Terry of 
Hadley, Mass., d. 1G08. Epitaph of Thomas White, copied from a brass in the 
floor of the morning chapel in Salisbury Cathedral. 

Epitaphium Thomae Wliyte L.L. Doctoris 
Cancellarii Ecclesiae C'athed rails IJeatae 
Mariae Virginis Sarum, et Diocceseos Ejusdem, 
Archidiaconi Berck', et quondam custodis 

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■ ■. • " ' Colk'^ll Sc'tao Maiiao Wlnton In Oxon, qui 

obiit 12" die Jmiii An^ Donilul 1586. 
Ao(|ui jxirpi'tmis IJoiiicj' ciillor 
])effiis()r viduao, patioiuis orbi, 
Ciijiis jiulicio hibut saiiiici 
Nunc jus iinperialc dcstitiitum 
(ineni notiis tcjtios sibi tldelcin 
Ignotiis sibi soiisit hospitali'in 
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EMZAiuaii, QuKEN OF Virginia.— Tlie entries in the parish register of S. 
^lildreil's, I'oultry, begin in 155,s, Init for the first forty years tliey Avere tran- 
scril)ed from soine earlier boolc wliieli is not known to be now in existence. 
Atlixed to tlie parehment on wliicli tlie lirst page is written, is a small engraved 
portrait, very beautifully executed, of the Virgin Queen, and below is the legend : 
Those who read this will translate more accurately than a lady to whom the 
portrait was shown, who, as I was informed l)y the esteemed custodian, read the 
legend as " Eli/.abeth the Virgin Queen of Eiiiiland, &c." it is a testimony 
to the value attacheil to the possession of Virginia at the time the portrait was 
executed. 1 must not omit to add tliat below is tiie engraver's name thus : 

Andon, Wierx fecit et excud. B. 

Two WiXGFiEi.r) Entuies. — 

KJIO. ]\Iarie Wingefeilde the daughter of Sir James Wingefelld bapt. the 
« of Julie h;10. 

Anno l)'i. 1(;31. April 13. P^dward Maria Wingfeild Esquire buryed. 

Bishop of Lincoln's transcript of the |)arish register of Kiml)elton, Hunting- 
donshire. The orgiual register is not extant prior to 1(347. INlaria was a favor- 
ite name in the family, not for fen)ales only. B. 

Coi.iJY NoTKS FUOM FuESSiNGFucLD RicGiSTKU. — I have been looking through 
my oldest Register, and send yon some Colby scraps :^ 

15()G. The marriage of Ilenrie Colbie of Brockedishe &, Grace Donuett the 
xxvj dale of September. 

\'>1'1. The baptism of Koose Colbie daughter of Ilenrie Colbie & of Grace 
his A\('ife tlu! xxvij of .\prill. 

\~>1\\. Tile buriall of John Colbie sonne of Ilenrie Colbie "the ij of februarie. 

1577. The baptism of Alice Colbie daughter of Ilenrie Coll)ie tlie vij dale of 

\')W. The marriage of Richard Dowsynge & Roose Colbie the xxvj of June. 

Extracts from Fressinijfuhl Register, SulTnlk, Enr/land, by 

J. J. Ravkn, D.I)., F.S.A., Vicar. 

IIa:mmond— Pkacii, of Marblehcad. — Richard Hammond was in Marblehead 
in 1G70, and Avas undoubtedly the emigrant ancestor or one of the emigrant 
ancestors of the Hanimomis of Marblehead. The following, gleaned from Eng- 
lish records, probaljly shows his ancestry and also points to the progenitors of 
the Peach fan)ily of the same place : 

(1) Edward llammoud and wife Catherine were living in the Parish of St. 
Clemenls, Ipswich, Kngland, in U>71 and 1577. They had children baptized 
there, among whom were Mary, Susan and William. 

(2) William Hammond, whose will ilated 24 Jan., 1649, probated 23 May, 
1G50, was twice married and left a large family of children, among whom 
were the following : 

(3) John, ni. St. Clements, Ipswich, 1G58, Elizabeth Crane. They had several 
children, among whom were sons John and William. 

(3) William Hammond of Ipswich, mariner, whose will was probated, Arch. 
Suttolk, 13 March, lOGl. Wife Dorcas, sous John and William. Daughters 
Hannah, Dorcas and Martha. 

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(3) Edward Hammond, of Ipswich, mariner, m. St. Clements, 1G38, Thomas- 
Ine roach, (hui. of William Peacli, of Ipswicii, mariner, and ThomasiDc Colo, 
his wife. ^Vill, Arch. Snll"()]i<, 2 Nov., KJli/. Sons JonaLlian, NaLlianiel, Kd- 
waril, Samml, John and William; dangliters Aljigail and Tlioma>ine. Sons 
Kdwar^l and William were mariners. 

(3) Kichard Hammond living in Ipswich in 1G49, bnt no later record of turn 
there has been found. 

(3) Mary Hammond, living in 1649. 

(3) Sarali, wife of .lohn Barnes. 

(3) A dangliter, wife of Grymble, in 1G49. 

" Tlie Hammonds of Ipswich were a race of liardy sea captains and themselves 
in great pan owners of the slnps they sailed in and of tlie cargoes they car- 
ried. Tluy held tlie Manor of Newton Hall in Swilland for several generations. 
Kehvard Hammond, who died a little after the Restoration, is menti(;neil with 
a|ipro\ al by Matthias Candler, the genealogical Vicar <>[ Coddeniiam._^ ' Henry 
Uloumiield, ' he says, 'one of the Chiefe Constables of the Ihi of Thrcd- 
ling,' nnirried to his second wife, ' Tliomasin daughter of 'i'homas Coalo of 
l|)swicii, tlie relict of W'" I'eciie a M'' of a ship neere the old Ikirre gates in 
Ipswich. She had a daughter m. to Echvard llamout, ]\r of a ship in Ipswich, 
a pins man.'" — Ihirl. MS. (1071, p. dla. 

'• A lombstone in the cluirchyard of St. Clement, Ipswich, has the fallowing 
Inscription: 'The Burying place of Cajitain Bcnjaniin Hamoiid and Captain 
John Hammond, sons of Eilward llanioiul, in this parish.' The Shield, I'arty 
per |>ale, disjilays a quatrefoil between three (.leiiii-lions passant guardant; anil 
the Crest aiiove, on helmet and torse, is a wolf's head erased." (SuJ'ulk Manorial 
Families). — F. S. Hammond, Bluomfidd, New Jersey. 

Glover. — In "Epitaphs at Church Tastures, Brandon, Virginia" (Virginia 
Historical Magazine, vii. 211), is the following: 

" ' 111 Memory of Captain Joseph Glover, of Jiostoii, son of Captain Elishaand 
Mrs. Jerusha Glover, who ileparted this life Jan. 11, 1792, in the 25tliye;ir of his 
age.' It is not likely that the church was in existence in 1792, but Captain Glover 
lirobably commanded a vessel lying at the wharf, and was buried in the old 
church yard." John T. Hassa.m. 

47 Court, St., Boston. 


A \l\UK Mkdal. Wii.vt is it? — I have a medal, probably a medical medal, 
which I cannot locate. Can any reader of the Kiuiisricu aid me? It is circular, 
two inches aiul three-eighths in diameter, convex on the face and concave on the 
reverse. The reverse is blank. The obverse is handsomely eiigr;ived thus: At 
the tup ceiilre a si\-|)ointe(l star, beneath \vhich is a wri-aih, ni:di r iIk- Avreath 
the word> ill Koimin c:ii)s ; (iUAl). TKRT. IN 1U)X., afier this lli;- slalf of 31s- 
eulaiiius, then the words DAT. COL. (,:ON. V. KAL. AUG. A.l). MDCtU'XVI. 
liciK-alh this an eagle wltii Avings spread. Around the aliove are the words 
VITA BUEVIS CUkSUS GLOULe SEMl'ITEKNIS, lilling the lower circum- 
ference of the medal, the upper circumference being tilled with a laurel wreath. 
The medal is snspeiidetl by a silver looii. The entire medal is of sterling silver. 
It !s iliiiilitlesN a college nu-dul, and probaljly from a medical college. 1 Avould 
be very glad to have it ideiililled, and to know who it was who graduiited thiixl 
iu honor and thus received the medal. Hoi:ack Edwin Havdkn. 

Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

Lowdks. — I would be very mucli interested to have any information that may 
be availaljh; concerning , lohn Lowdeii, whose name ajipears in the Ke\'olutionary 
rolls collection in tlie Massachusetts archives as having been a seaman on the 
State sloop " Wintlirop." The name is the same as that of my great-great- 
grand-fatlier, who, it is believed, servetl in the War of Independence. It may 
akl you in your investigations to know tliat my great-grandfather was Joshua 
Lowden, who Avas born in Vermont in 1783, and at tlie time of his marriage 
moved to Massachusetts. 

184 La Salle Street, Chicago, III, Fkank Ouukn Lowdicn. 

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Ali.yn.— I desiro to obtain certain Information of yon regarding my early 
ancestors, tliat is if you can furnish me tlie same, and I will pay you for it, 
provided it cost not over $15.00. Below is my line as far as I have been able to 
trace il : 

Jainia Alhjn, married Alithea Avery at Groton, Conn., Dec. 17, 1729. 

David AJhjn, born 1759, Oct. 23, at Gruton, Conn.; died 1841, March 17, at 
Montuomery, Mass. 

David Al'lijn, bom 1791, July 29, at Montgomery, Mass.; died 1800, at Mont- 
gomery, Mass. 
^ James F. Alltjn, 1827-1896. 

Charles G. AUyn, 1805. 

David Allyn, 1759-18-11, served in Connecticut troops in the Revolution. 

I have been unable to tind any trace of my line in the Boston Tublic Library 
Records, and would like to avail myself of your assistance. I desire to trace 
the line from James Allyn of Groton backwards to the tirst AUyn in America. 
If I may hear from you I shall be greatly obliged for the favor. 

Jluljukc, 3Iass. Chas. G. Allyn. 

Rkv. Jacob Johnson's PAMrnLET, ntiNTKD in 1754.— I have a pamphlet 
which probably is the only copy in existence. It is a sermon preached at Gro- 
ton, Conn., in 1754, l)y Rev. Jacob Johnson, A. B., over his parishioner, Mrs. 
Sarah \Villi:ims, who died April 10, 1754, aged 88. As the book is so rare, I 
seuii llie names mentioned in the sermon: 

vSarah Williams, wife of Richard Williams, who was brother of AVilliam, Henry 
and Stephen, all of Groton. She and her father came from London, England, 
when she was sixteen, and they lived with her uncle Wheeler at New London, 
Conn. Children : 

Saraii. David, m. Experience Bailey. Elizabeth, m. Obadiah Bailey, brother 
of Experience. Richard. Mary, m. Capt. Thomas Leeds. John. Matlian, m. 
Deborah A\-ery. Deborah. 

hi the back is a list of subscribers, 123, mostly residents of Groton. 

Rev. Jacob Johnson Avas pastor of the church at Wilkes-Barre, Ra., from 1772 
to 1797. Information concerning him is solicited. E. C. Johnson. 

Wilkcs-liarri', I'cun. 

ELiZAiuriii EiTCii of Lebanon, Connecticut, married Nov. 4, 1781 (aged 20), 
?:iihn Kent of Sutlield, Connecticut (b. Dec. 15, 1757). Wanted, the names of the 
parents of Elizabeth Eitch and of lier l)rothers and sisters. ( )ne of her sisters is 
said to have nuirried a Le Wolfe, a (Quaker, resiiling in New Bedford, Mass. 

Xenia, Ohio. Miss E. C. King. 

Raymond.— Can some one give me the full name of the wife of William Ray- 
mond of Beverly, Mass., brother of John — with date of their marriage, their 
deaths, and children's iiauies anil birth rt'cords? 

Also of his son Benjamin's family. 

Who was the father of Rosilla Coombs, who married Nathaniel Whitcomb, 
January, 1722-3? She died March 8, 1737 ; probably lived at Lancaster or Hard- 
wick, Mass. Lydia J. Mouky. 

SSo Adams iStreet, Chicagu, III. 

Boahdman. — Eunice, daughter of Jane and John Lusk, married Theodore 

Boarduian in Newington, Connecticut, in 1774. Can any of the family of Board- 
nnm give the family name oi Jane Lusk? Maiiy E. Ratks. 

01 lit inscn , Sired, Jiroohhjn, y. Y. 

Wantki), names of Urst wife and child or children of " Mattliyas IlarvyS" in 
1G48 of Warwick, R. I., 1000 of Oysterbay, L. 1. and 1084 at Elusliing, L. I., 
N. Y., he having married, uljout 1050, the widow of Robert Coles. Information 
also desired as to ancestry of both Harvey and wife. 

Wanted, names of wife, chiUlren and ancestry of Thomas Thorneycraft, one of 
the signers of the "Eundamental Agreement" at AVarwick, R. I., 1048. 

Glen Cvce, .V. Y. Gico. AV. Cocks. 



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1900.] Koles and Queries. 107 

Nkwiiall and Cook. — I ain cxceediii<ily anxious to VtmX the parents of two 
New Kuiiland women, and tlioiiglit you niiiilit be able to aid me i)y eailiiii;; tlie 
matter to tiic attention (jf some of tliosc wlio jiu^lit aid me. First, I \visii for 
proof of tile parents of IMary Newliali; and secondly of tiiose of Patience Cooji. 
Mary Newliali was the wife of the I'ourtli successive Tliouias Newliail of tlie 
Lynn family. Tlie ICsse.v Institute Collections contain, under tliis family, all 
data nect'ssary to place her. ' 

Tatience Cook is said to have been of Newport, 11. I., thouiiii 1 think she must 
have come from a Massachusetts family, as I cannot trace her in ]{. I. Slie 
married, 17-lS-!), Thomas Arnold of Siuithdeld, 11. [. ; was born 1720, ilied iSOa, 
and \vas the mother of C^liicf Justice I'elig Ariiohl of \i. I. 

431 CkcstHul K>lreet, I'hiladclp/tia, Fa. (jKOUGic II. Eaklk, Ju. 

TiroM.vs.— Who was the wife of Jeremiah (born Jan. 11, 17G9; died Aug. 3, 
1847) Thomas of iMiddleboro', Mass.? 

Joseph Thomas and wife Mary had a sou Andrew, who married Ilutli Thomas, 
Feb. 12, \7i<'2. Wanted, ancestry of Joseph and Mary. 

\Vaiited, date and place of birth and lUaih of lienuiel Thomas, who ui. April 
H), 17.")0, Mchitablc Weston [of Middleboro, Mass.^J. Also ancestry of Meiiit- 
able Weston, and date and place of her birtli. 

Wanteil, ancestry and date and place of birtli and death of Nathaniel Thomas 
and wife .\l>i,nail, who had a sou Jeremiah, b. February, 173(). Also of Ikuija- 
min and Fli/.abetii Thomas, whose daunhter Susanna, b. Sept. 15, 1743, m. Jan. 
lo, 17(5 1, Jeremiah Thomas, b. Feb. 1», 173G. Williaji IIolden. 

J)JtrcunlAlc Library, Cinciunali, 0. 

Pahknt.s "Wanted. 

I wish to obtain the proved parcnta;;c of each of the foUoAvin": persons: 

1. lit'tliiah , Avho married, about l(i!);$, Thomas Adams of IpsAvieh. 

2. Eli/.alietli , who married, about 1708, William Badcock of Milton. 

o. Dorothy , who married, about lUS;"*, NoiUi Drooks of Concord. 

4. Kli/abeth , ^vllo married, about 17U5, Francis Sawyer of Wt'Us. Rlio 

was probably a witlow Dennis. Wilijam S. Ai'i-m'/rox. 

'/0'2 Jieacuii t^lrcet, Jiunton. 

11a:\iM()N1). — Ca|)t. I.iuireuce Hammond, who died in l(l!)i), left l)ut one cliild, 
At)i^ail, who married Luke (Irecnouiih, and al'Lcrwanls .Jamrs Whippo. Arc 
there any liviiii:; descendants of this Abigail Ilammond-(ireenon;:li-Wliipi)o ? 
If so, will they kindly address Mrs. Fvelyu MacCurdy, Salisbury, New Haven, 

DR^tI^'^•. — Wanted, parentniio of Solomon Doming, born Dec. 12, 1730, at 
Weatlu'rsdcld ; died in 1H.">2 at Sandisllcld ; served in the ^'evolution. Also of 
his llrst wife, i:imic(! Harmon, born March 23, 1710, at Weatherstleld ; died 17()S 
at SMiuli^lli'ld, I sup|)ose Solomon \vas a descendant of John Dciiiiu!^ and 
would like to trace both lines back to the llrst immigrants. 

17-i Franklin /Street, Buffalo. Du. A. L. Bknicdict. 

PuunDKN'-FiKr.D. — Hannah Prudden married Peter lleynolds Field, probably 
in Nov. ISOl. Where and by whom were they married? Was it in Connecticut, 
l\Iassachusetts, or within New Hampshire? Mauy F. Baths. 

64 Ihrnnen Street, Bruokhju, N. Y. 

PniA.sK-KiNG. — Sarah Pease married Benjamin Kinjr in Fnflcld, Connccticnt, in 
1741. Was she daughter of John Pease and Elizabeth Spencer, and wliere is the 
proof? Maky F. Batich. 

64 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, If. Y. 

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^^^ . I^otes and Queries. [Jan. 

llKi'Mies. . . . • . 

GuTiiiNO OH CusiMNO.— Some tiiiiL- iXiio 1 furnished the Rrgistkr with the copy 
ol a Lfruvc'slono inscription fonnd in u tu'nictery at Tappan, New York, which 
a|)pt;an'(l in the January (p. 12S) of last year. It was the epitapli of 
'• J.unuua (intiiini,' of an lionorahU- family in I'lynionth (bounty, New England, 
Snr<,^eon of the 23 licii'. in tlie service of the lliiltcd States of Anu-rica."^ The 
copy was nnule throui,drtlie courtesy uf a correspondent, and on his authority I 
sent it. Since then it has occurreil to me that tiie surname " Guthiui,'" was a 
false reailiii-; for Cushiuir, as it is easy to mistake a eai)ital " C " for a ''^' G," and 
a long " s " for a " t," i)articularly Avhen one is not used to copyiii-; such inscrip- 
tions. On referrin.iiftothecatalo-ue of Harvard Coll.'->e, I llnd that there was a 
JAinuel Cushm- m the class of HOT; and from another source 1 learn that he 
was a native of Seituate, I'lyiiioutli County, and also a physician. Mr Sibley 
has him •' starred " in the year 177;», wliieh may be a wron- date, but I should 
be slow to accept the other Avithout a careful reading of the stone. In " Idassa- 
chusctts Soldiers and Sailors of the Kevolutionary War," now hi course of 
publication, Dr. Cusliing is mentioned, and the statement is there made that he 
was trom Hanover, Plymouth County. Mr. Earry, in his History of Hanover, 
says : '• Dr. Lemuel Cnshiiig Avas a resident of Hanover, about the time of the 
Kevohition, and was apjiointed by the Provincial Congress a surgeon in the 
army. The precise time when he cauie to toAvn is unknoAvn, as also the date 
of his leaving" (p. {)[)). See also " Proceedings (xv. 75, 7(J) of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society" for October, JS7(i, for a roster of Colonel Tliomas's 
regiment, ol which Dr. Gushing was surgeon ilnring the early part of the Pevo- 

With these facts before me, 1 do not doubt tlial the epitaph refers to him. 

Sami'ki, a. GUI'EN. 

Aldkx. Concction.—\x\ the October number of the Ricgisteu is an account 
of the Di-scendants of Thomas Whiteof Weymouth. On page3'.»4 is printed that 
Hannah, ■J dau. of Ebeuezer^ AVhite, married David Alden of Middleborou-di 
It should liave hQQw John Aldea. Either Col. French or Dea. Nash made a 
mistake m copying. Joskph W. Poutek. 

Banyur, Jfc. 

Historical Intelligknce. 

Bartox.— Kev. William E. Barton, formerly of Boston and now of Oak Park, 
a suburb of Chicago, is aiiout to ])riiit a brief account of the family of his "-reat- 
graiul father, Lieut. William Barton, uf Xew Jersey. The painplikt will not be 
for sale, but will be sent, while the edition lasts, to liJjraries and members of 
the family and others interested, on receipt of ten cents in stamps. 

There were at least ten Revolutionary soldiers named William Barton. Dr. 
Barton has been at pains to untangle them, and has had a measure of success. 
The manuscript is still in liis hands, and will not lie sent to the printer until 
early in the new year, and Dr. Barton will be grateful for added information 
concerning tlie name of liarton, the early home of the family in Lancashire, 
England, of the diircreiit i)ranches in .\incrica, and such other items as may 
properly be incnti(med or used cither in full or in part in such a work. The 
pamphlet will be sent gladly to all who aid in its production. 

Dr. IJarton's aildress is Oak Park, 111. 

DiCTioxAUY of Ameimcan Book PuHLisriEHS.— A work under this title is an- 
nounced as in prei)aration, and will be publisiied early in this year by the Mont- 
gomery Publishing Co., 23 J'arkR(jw, New York City. 

Wills ov THE SiiEHMANs OF Yaxlev («;(^fi, pp. G2-t]9).— This article sliould 
be marked " To be continued." 
The Avills to which the article refers will be printed in the April number. 

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1900.] Proceedings of the K. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 109 

Gknkat.ogiks in ruKrARATioN. — Peisons of the several names are advised to 
fiiniisli tlio compilers of tliese jieiiealoiiies witli records of tlieir own families 
and other iiiforiiialioii which tluy lliiidc may be usefid. We would su^^est that 
all facts of interest illiistratiiiLC family history or character be comiuimicateii, 
especially service under the U. S. (iovenimcnt, the iioldiiiic of other ollices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, witli places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they slionld all be ij;iven in fnll if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

l^,,ia.—\\y Frederick C. Pierce, I'. O. Po.v '-'If, Chicago, 111. This book will 
soon be printed. It is intended to contain records of all the Field families in 
the United States. 

Ihilcij, Viper, Xml and JUcker.—liQV. John W. Ilayley, A.M., of Lowell, 
Mass., is preparinti; a volume of "Memoranda relating chiefly to the Haley, 
riper, Neal and Uicker Fannlies of Maine and New ]Ianii>shire." The com- 
piler's atldress is 271 Gorham Street, Lowell, Mass. 

Ilammntnh — F. S. Hammond, Esq., 73 Cherry Street, Oneida, N. Y. , Secre- 
tary of the llanunond Family Association, has in pre[)aration a j,'enealoi^y of the 
llamond Family. Those interested in this family are advised to communicate 
to him such records as they pt)ssess. Their attention is called to the queries 
Avilh this heading, printed in this number of the Kkgistku. 

Jlurtu)i.—Mr. Marcus N. llortoii, ISloomlield, N. J., is compilin,<jj a ne^o " Ilor- 
ton Genealogy." He proposes to inchule therein, tlrst an extension (with cor- 
rections) of the Ilorton Genealogy which was compiled by the late Dr. George 
Firman Ilorton of Terrytown, I'a., which work, issued in 187G, was almost 
•wholly a genealogical and historical record of the descendants of Barnabas 
Horton, wiio was born in England in ItJOO, and was in Southold, Long Island, 
N. Y., in IGfO; and second, all other lines of Ilortons in this country, to the 
full extent of all the reliable and ^vell authenticated information Avhich it is 
possil)le to obtain. 

Those who are acquainted with Dr. Ilorton's book are urgently requested to 
furnish the present compiler with all possible corrections and additions, and to 
extend to the present date their faudly records complete in all ascertainable 

Particular attention is invited to the following: 

ir<7As7('r.— Some years ago I commenced to study the records of the Webster 
Family in Northern New England. I had practically completed this study down 
to the time of the Uevoliition, Avhen I Avas aiiplied to by the lat(! William A. 
Webster for information on the subject. After exannning my manuscript he 
asked pernussion to copy it and conqylete and publish the work. This contem- 
platiHl work was brought to an end by his death on January 2, IH'J'J. I5y an 
agreement \vilh his wiilow 1 have again taken charge of the work. It is my 
iuti'Ution to complete the work, which is already far advanced. It will probably 
be possible to prd)lish it at the end of about two years, and it will form a book 
of !d)out live hundred i)ages. JMy object in writing this note is twofold. First, 
to ask for any information in regartl to the Wel)ster Family not aheavly sent to 
Mv. Webstcn- or myself. And secondly, to ask for subscriptions to the work. 
'I'heprict- of the work will be live dollars; anil the publication will be assun-d if 
yuO subscribers are guaranteed. (V. /'. iSluirplcs, L'l Urmul tSLrrct, liotitoii, Afd^'s. 


Boxton. !\f(tNS((chusrt(ti, Wcdnrsdt!/, Ortohcv 4, 1809. A stated meeting wna 
heUI 111 Marshall P. Wlkler hall. Society's house, 18 Somerset stri'ct, at half 
l)ast two o'clock, this afternoon, John FJbridge Hudson, A.M., the Vice-Pre.>l- 
dent for Massachusetts, i)residing. The usual routine of n)onthly reports pro- 
ceeded, and twelve resident members were elected. 

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110 ' Booh Xotlces. [Jan. 

Clmrlcs Sidney Ensign, Esq., of Newton, was Introdnced, who read a paper on 
Clinrrh Yard Lif.f'rcUiire. Tills Avas well vecolved, and a vote of thanks tendered 
the ircntleniai) for his intorcstini; essay. 

A paper was rend from Mr. I. (JillxM't llobbins, a resident member, detailing 
the hislory of tiie ballot-box, presented by hiui at tin; June meeting, -winch was 
received as information and placed on lUe. .Mr. U(»l)l)ins also presented a fra;^- 
luent sawed from tlie oUl elm on Boston Common, -willi a few cubes of the same 
wood desiijjned for use as nei^ative ballots. These were received and ordered to 
be placetl in the cabinet. 

Henjamin Leeds, Kscp, presented a miniature of his father, Benjamin Leeds, a 
former mend)t'r of the Society, accompanied by a sinnlar portrait of Mr. Glover, 
his i^raiid father : also military commissions, newspaper clippinirs and an ori;u;inai 
bulletin of the Washinjiton, 1). c;., Nalional Inlrllli/enccr, announcinj^ the news 
of Commodore Terry's victory on Lake Erie, in 1814. These were accepted with 
thanks, and ordered to tiie cabinet. 

JVovcmh,)- 1, 1890. — A stated meetinn: was held this afternoon, at the usual time 
and place, the President, Kev. Edward (iriflln I'orter, A.1\L, in the chair. After 
the ordinary routine thirty-two resident nuMubers were elected. Capt. A. A. 
Folsom, Rev. Dr. Henry A. Hazen, D.l)., William 11. Cutter, Esq., William T. 
Piper, Ph.D., and Charles C. Carpenter, A.M., were elected a committee to 
prepare and report nominations for the various elective ollicens, aj^reeable to 
art. ;l, chap. iv. of the by-laws. 

Loriii Low Dame, .\..M., of ISIedford, was introduced at three o'clock. He 
read a valuable historical i)aper on the Middlesex Cunal, for which a vote of 
thanks was returned, and a copy asked for the archives of the Society. 

December G, 1899.— \ stated meetinii' was held at Marshall P. AVilderhall, 18 
Somerset street, at the usual hour. The President, Kev. Edward Crillin Porter, 
occni)ied the chair. The routine committee reports were made, and twenty resi- 
dent members elected. 

At three o'clock, Thomas Weston, A.AL, of Newton, Avas introduced. He 
read a brilliant |»aper on ]VilU<(rii Bnidfurd, Ciovernor of I'lymontii Colony, 
Avhich Avas a|)i)hiuded, a vote of thanks passed and a request made that a copy 
be deposited in tin; archives. 

The special committee on Grave Yard Inscriptions made a report, Avhich was 
received and ordered on tile. 

Jiy Geo. A. Gurdun, A.M., Recording Secretary. 


[T}iE Editor requests persons sen(liii<; hooks for notice to state, for tho information 
of rcmU iH, the price of each liouk. with the amount to he added for i)Ostaj,'e when sent 
by mail ] 

Annual Jieport of the, American llititorical Association fur the Year 189S. 'Wash- 
ington : Government Printing ollice. (Quarto, pp. 71C. 

This report consists of twi;iity two chapters besides the special report of the 
organization. Tln.'se (diapters are valuable in material and suggestion luul sev- 
eral of which are decidedly contributions to history. The inaugural aildress by 
Prof. G. P. Eisher, Yale College, as president of the Association, treats of the 
function of the historian as a judye of historic peisons. The address is a 
valuable text for historical writers. Tin: historian is to Aveigh in the scales of 
justice tile merits of historic men, and yet he is more than a biographer. .More 
sources are available to him, and these must be faithfully studied with a view 
to cleariu'ss and accuracy, and to an impartial statement of events, persons, 
times and the nation treated. The historian and the historical teacher, have 
indeed a dignity all their own ami possess for themselves even the high court 
of ajipeal upon wduch all the world await. 

The historical manuscripts in the Library of Congress arc treated by Dr. Her- 
bert Eriedeuwald. The uew atteutiou bestowed upou the manuscripts would 

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indeed have delighted the heart of Peter Force. These manuscripts are a source 
Avliicli c<iiiini!U)d the mind of llu: sludmit. I'^re many years portions of these 
manuscripts will i)e printed. The Committee upon tlie study of history in the 
public school renders an cxtemled report and it is the aijlest treatment of the 
subject extant. If the Associatimi existed for no otlier purpose than the pro- 
duction and disseunnatiou of this report, its mission is justilied. It is a text 
book for the class room, sole reading and inspiration. The writer and teacher 
of history have no hoi)e of success witliout the spirit of this rejiort is fully in 
their possession. The Historical Manuscript Commission reiuh-r tlu'ir third 
report and it is one of spliMulid progress, 'i'he promised nuinuscripts of J. C. 
Callionn |)rove fruitful in annotalicni and their publication is delayed. Further 
items upon the presence (jf nKinn,-,cripts in American libraries anil arcliives are 
given. A calendar of Calhoun letters already published is most acceptable in 
view of the looked for publication of the Calhoun nuinuscripts. The Commis- 
sion also have canseil to be gathered and herein published a " Guiih^" to items 
relatim;; to American history from the reports of the Ennlish Manuscript Com- 
mission. It is a delightful '• Guide" to sources full of fresh information u[)on 
various phases of .Viiunicau history. 

'IMie .Vnierican Historical Association justifies its presence amonir the learned 
bodies of the -world. It has indeed found a place and is nnikiuii; itself Avelcomed. 
Tlu! Association eud)races a line comi)any of students, tifteen hundred at present, 
■who are united in an nnsellish benellt, not only to America but every nation. 

lit) llco. Anson l^ilus, Svinerville, diass. 

The Fuvilan as a Colonist and lieformer. By Ezra Hoyt Byington, author 
of " The Puritan in Enjiland aiul New Enirland " and " The Christ of Yester- 
day, To-day and Forever." Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1899. 
8vo. pp. xxvi.-|-37y. [Price, §2.] 

Those who have read Dr. Byinutou's former book, " The Puritan in England 
and New England," will welcome this new volume, which is, in a sense, sup- 
ph'iuentary to it. The title does not altogether define the contents ; that is, 
there is more in tlie book than is promised. The first chapter — the Pilgrim as 
a Colonist — is a comprehensive summary of the story of Plymouth. The 
second, and much the longest, deals with the Puritan as a colonist, and chietly 
in Massachusetts umler the first charter. There is no separate cliapter treating 
with the Puritan as a reformer, 'llie use of that word in the title would prol)- 
ably Ix' jnstilletl by the underlying thought that the New Knghmders were es- 
.sentially reforniers in all tluit they attempted to do. 

The third chapter is properly a nnnnoir of the Apostle Eliot, and it is so just 
and apivreciative that it deserves a place somewhere in tlu; title. The same 
might be .Kiiid of the fourth chapter, on Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awak- 
ening, a theme which the author knows how to handle from his familiarity with 
the literature and spirit of the linu-. The last chapter— '• Shakespi'are ami the 
Puritans" of Kngland — takes us out of the colonial Held and wouhl seem to 
belong lo the atithor's previous volnnus on the Puritan in England. .\s an 
0>>ay by it-el r, upon tlie ethical and religious elenn'iit in Shakespeare, it is iu- 
ter.--lia"g. If Dr. Hylngton could have told us how far the great dramatist was 
known In New Kngiand in the last century, he wouhl have answered a long- 
citRii.llhi; iuiiuiry. Did Cliauncy and the Matlu'rs, Willard ami Kdwards, or any 
of the learned ndid.'.ters and nuiLjistrates ever own a copy of Shakespeare's plays 
or read them or allndi! to them in any of their writin::s? 

There an; three pliotograpldc illustrations — the well-known portraits of Win- 
throp ami Kilward ^Vin^low, and Kliot i)reaehing to the Indians (frmn the bas- 
relief on the ('(Uigrcgatiomd l^inldiug). 'i'he table of contents, list of authori- 
ties and Indi'X are very complete and helpful. 

A few ndnor errors have escaped the notice of the proof-reader and can 
casilv be corrected in a later edition, which is sure to be called for. Page ;i4, 
oiudiih line from the foot, " secoml " sho\dd be third; p. 4',), " Mauslleld" shoidd 
be Marshlleld; jip. H!) and i>2, " .\rabella" should be Arbella; p. 110, •• Go<)fe"('0 ; 
p. 171, " H" wanting in the margin; p. LMO-L'll, n. " Kllsworth IsUiot" should 
be Kliot; pi). L'L".) and LM4, " Sttnighton " shoidd be Canton; p. 'JlitJ, " Sir ]{obert 
Boyle" and "Sir Thonuis Boyle" should be Hon. U<jl)ert 15oyle; p. li«'i, n. 
" Greene " should be Green; p. 290, n. " Parkmore" should be Parkman; p. 301, 
" Styles" should be Stiles. * * * 


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21ic Old Families of Salishuri/ and Ameshurij, Massachusetts, with some Belated 

FamiUis olWcirbiinj, Haverhill, fpsioicli and Hampton. By David W. IIoyt. 

Part l-'ivo. rrovidouce, 11. I. 18i)9. 8vo. pp. ;i21-411. 

"We are at Icnstli able to greet the completion of a notable collection of genea- 
logifH, tiie compilation of which has for many years occupied the attention 
of .Mr. lloyt. By anthorities of the (irst rank his work has been complimented 
as incnmparal)le in its iklelity to the originals, and the judginentdisplayed in the 
coml)inatlon of its materials. 

The littli part contains the genealogical records of the first three or four 
generations of twenty families, from StanAvood to Younglove, besides shorter 
genealogies of more tlian twenty others. In addition, it comprises the signers 
of the Bradbury petition, portions of Capt. Henry True's order book — the Salis- 
bury Kevolutionary ofticer, — lists of early Salisbury and Amesbiiry ministers, ten 
pages of additions and corrections, general index, index of places and index of 

In previous parts should be noted the rectification of errors regarding the 
Ring, Rolfe, Sanders and other families, as also views differing from those 
generally held resi)ecting Francis Dore, or Dow, the connection between the 
Baileys anil tlie Emerys, the kinsiiip of Eli/.al)eth Hunt and Sarah Elliot to 
Jarrctt lladdon, and of Sarali (\)Ulc-Hale to the Holfes and Kings. Of interest 
to lilt'rature is the account of thi^ Macy family, commcinorati'd in \Vhittii'r's 
" I'InUcs." Comph'te lisls are given of the purciiasers of Nanl-ucket, \viiiLiier 
tlie Macys lied. Another of WhitLier's i)oems, " Tlie Witch's Daughter," re- 
ceives illustration in tlie details respecting Susan (North) ilartin, who was 
executed for witchcraft In 1(;!I2. 

Errors resulting from iniveritied reliance on Coflln's History of Newbury and 
Chase's History of Haverhill have been detected, and slips for insertion at the 
pages where they occur have been prepared. 

Robert Hanuird's removal from Audover to Nantucket, not hitherto supposed 
by other \vrilers, is assertetl Avith proof. 

The dill'erent parts will l)e sold singly so long as the 200 sets reserved for bind- 
ing are not broken. The price of Parts One and Five will be $1.25 each, until 
further notice, though they will be furnished to original subscribers at $1.00 
each, acconling to agreement. The sui)ply of Bart (.)ne on hand is smaller, and 
the preparation of Bart Five has been more expensive, than of any otlier part. 

To tliose who purchase at this time, the price of the complete volume, bound 
in cloth, will be $(i.UO sent by mail. The price will soon be raised. 

JJy Frederic Willard Parke. • .. 

First Beport of the ruhlic Becord Comviission of New Jersey, 1S99. Somerville, 

N. J. : The Unionist-Gazette Association, State Brinters. 1890. 8vo. pp. 


"William Nelson, Henry S. Haines and "William S. Stryker were appointed 
Buljlic Record OouHuissioners by the Governor of New Jersey, in July, 1807. 
We here have tiu'ir re[iort, with four ajipendices, viz. : Appendix A, " Descrip- 
tion of Records in the ollice of the Secretary of State," comprising, i. Records 
of Conveyances, etc., for East Jersey, ii. Records of Wills, ill. Records of 
Conveyances, etc., for West Jersey. Appendix B, " N<;w Jersey Legislative 
Proceedings." Appendix C, " Bibliograpliy of the Brinted Broceedings of the 
Brovincial Assemljly, 1707-177(>," compiled by William Nelson. Api)endix D, 
" Biiiliography of the I'rinlcul Acts of tiie Legislature of New Jersey, 1703-1800, 
and (.•rdiiumei's of the Governors," compileil l)y AV'illiam Ni'lson. Appendix E, 
" Army Depredatiims in New Jersey lUiring the Revolution." 

The Commissioners invite sijecial attention to the description of the manu- 
script \oiinucs in the State Library a\ hich tlu'y have given in the last ap])endix. 
As regards Appendix M, nH)reover, tiny empliasize " tlie remarkable fact tlwit 
there does not exist lu N<'W Jersey a complelr set of the 1 nvs of the Colony, 
Province and Slate; nor Is there known to exist anywinu'e a conij)lele record of 
the Eegislatlve proceeillngs from UK!")." On this subject a very full report is 

Th(i interesting announcement Is nnide that there is now being printed, as one 
of the volumes of the New .lersey Archives, an index to the 10,000 '• nnirriago 
bonds" tiled in the ollice of the Secretary of State. These bonds were given by 
persons wiiose banns were not announced from the puli)it or alllxed to the 
Ciiurcii door. 

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In the conclnsion of their report the Commissioners express the liope that 
tlicy iiiuy, in tlie IJitiire, make i)ublic tlie many otlier records of value and 
iutt'ix'st now in the Slate House. 

Mr. Nelson autl his associates of the Commission have already done much to 
preserve in print the records and documents illuslraling the history of New 

Bij F. W. Parke, Esq. 

Ten Years at Femaquid. By J. IIk.nuy Cartland. A book of two hundred 
pages, printed in clear type and with a dozen or more good illustrations. 

Its design, as explained by its title-page, table of contents and author's intro- 
duction, is to give sketches of its history and ruins, its location, relics, fortili- 
calioMs, etc. 

Tlie aullior, a lover of young people, whom it is easy to imagine would be in 
his most congenial element when surrouniied by his young friends, dedicates his 
book " To llie Children of Maine." Evidently a companionable man and always 
in a cheerful mood, except when he laments the lack of interest of iiis co- 
temporaries in his favorite hol)by, tliere is no doubt he "would be a delightful 
guide to Old Pemaciuid on a summer's day. 

lie is not afraid to dig with his own liands for relics or to circulate a subscrip- 
tion paper for funds to dig deeper, l)Ut the genealogist and the exact historian 
wiU miss tlie index of names and places and will probably, in their disai)point- 
ment, underrate the real value of the work. , 

Jlij John J. Loud, IVeijmouth, Alastf. 

Transactions of the Alabama llistoriral Society, 1897-1S08. Edited by Thomas 
McAdoky OwKN, Secretary. Vol. ii. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Printed for the 
Society. 18'JS. 8vo. pp. 204. 

The papers contained in this volume are very valuable contributions to the 
history of the State of Alaijama. Tiiey are also enriched by editorial notes by 
the secretary of the Alabama Historical Society, Thomas McAdory Owen, Esq. 
The old State of Alabama toolc its name froni the" Alaljamas" (a bi'anch of tlie 
Choctaw-Chickasaw Indians, one of the six tribes of Indians^ who formerly 
dwelt in towns near the site of what is no\v tlie city of Montg(jniery. Among 
these interesting papers, that l)y Henry S. Halbert, Esq., entilled "Creek War 
Incidents," Mr. \V. 0. Orr's account of the surrender of tlie famous Indian 
chief WeatherTord to Gen. Andrew Jacks(in, and Mrs. Virginia Clay-Clo|)ton's 
well written biographical notice of Clement Claiborne Clay (who was, perhaps, 
one of the most distinguished men that Alabama ever produced), are wortliy of 
special mention. It appears from a letter of Col. W. JI. Fowler's, printed in 
this volume, that no less tlum ;U),00() men from Alabama were in Gen. Lee's 
army (liu' Army of Northern Virginia), and tiiis numi)er was only ai)out one- 
I'onrlli of till' t|Uota of mm eontribufi'd l>y tJjis Stale lo tiie Clonfedcralii cansi;. 
Thert! is mucii llial is excellent in liie lone and spii'it of liiese articles ; iiuUed 
it is always a delight to read about southern people; pei'haps in no section of 
our land do we see a liner sense or honor, of manliness, than in the pleasant 
southland; the members of the old southern families, in common with those of 
the north, are ever quick to resent an injury, ever (irm friends or determined 
enemies, fraid< and generous, faithful and loyal in every sense of the word. 
Long may this chivalrie devotion to a high type of honor, of manliness, prevail 
among our now happily i-euuiLed people. 

By Daniel Foliins, Esq., of Boston. 

Diary of David McClure, D. D., J74S-1S20. With notes, by Fuanklin B. Dkx- 
TKU, "M.A. Knickerljoeker Press, New York. bS'J'J. 8vo. pp. 2iy. 

Very interesting indeed is this diary of Dr. Daviil McCluro, a sturdy mission- 
ary in the west in the olden time. Of Scotch-Irish descent (a body of people 
who have done so mucii to settle and built! up our great Republic), it is not 
surprising to find that Dr. McClure was noted for his ability ami his upright 
life. His account of his experience among the Indians, especially of his inter- 
view Willi the great Indian chief Logan, in what was then the far west (in the 
vicinity of Pittsburg), is of absorbing interest. 

By Daniel Jiollins, Esq., of Boston. 

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Third Annual Report of the State Historian of the Stale of New York, 1897. 

AVyiikoop, llallciibeck, Crawford Co., State Printers, New York and Albany. 

1808. 8vo. pp. 11G2. 

This voliiuic contains an immense amount of very valuable historical material, 
and lliiiih Ifastiiiiis, Esq., tlio State liistorian, is certainly entitled to ninch 
credit for tlu; compilation. It inclndi'S the muster rolls from 17()0 to 177G, in- 
cluding' a culk'ction between lUSG ami I7G0. The work is embellished by several 
illustrations and maps, one of which is a map of old Fort Ticondero^^a (or Ty- 
condero,i,'a, which the designer of the same claims to l)e the correct spellina;). 
It also includL's the pul^lic papers (15 ms. volumes) of Daiuel 1). T(jmpkins, 
who was Governor of New York, 1807-1817. Tiiis volume also contains a 
very valualile series of articles relatinij; to the Civil War, bei,nnninji Avith 
an account of tlie" First Infantry atl'air" (the capture of the Smith's Liiiht- 
ship at Mill Creek, Chesapeake Bay, Md., May 17, 18G1), anil liives brief 
accounts of various other battles in whieli New York rei,nments partici- 
pated, namely: Goldinii's Farm, Va., Fredericksburg, the Chaucellorsville and 
Gettysburi^ campaigns, the Sabine Pass expedition, the capture of Fort 
Fisher, the battle of ^Yauhatchie to the capture of Savannah up to the last 
light at Germaiituwn in Tennessee, on April 18, 1805. Perhaps one of the 
best and most lasting results of our war with Si)ain is the entire eradication of 
the last vi'stig(! of sectional feeling ])etv.'een the North and the South, making 
us as a nalioii stronger and more united than Ave have ever l)een before in any 
period of our lii-^tory. As the stately procession of the years come and go, if as 
a people Ave are faithful to the leadings of Divine Providence, Avho Avill venture 
to set biiunds to our national progress? 

Bu Uaiiitl livUins, L'tiq., of Huston. 

Unircrsitii of the State of New York. State Librarij (Slst) lieport. 

The Slst annual report of New York Stati', Library, 18I»S, makes an ollicial 
volume of \alu(! to the student of bil)liography and iustory. \ bulletin of 
spt'cial interi'st is that upon "Supplementary List of Marriage Licenses " be- 
tween 1G72 and 1781. 'JMie Volume of Licenses Avas i)ui)lislie'd in 18(10, and tins 
" Sui)pleineutary List" adds al)<)Ut twelve hundred "Licenses" to it. Other 
bulletins treat of colonial records and intlices of unpul)lished material in the 
State archives. 

J!(j lidv. Anson Titus, Somcrville, Mass. 

The Siijnal Corjis, U. S. A., in the War of the lichcUion. By J. Wilt.aijd 
Bi;oAVN, A.M. Darin;/ Four Years, Private, Seryeant and LieutmianL in the 
(.'iiriis. Willi nnuit-rous illustratiwns and ma|)S. Boston: Publisheil by tlie 
II. y. Veti'ran Signal C^orps Associatiou. 18'.)G. 8vo. i)p. DIG. 
Mr. J. Willard Brown of Last Boston rendered patriotic service in preparing 
a most vivid history of the Signal Corps in the War of the liebellion ; and the 
Veteran Sigmd Cor()s Association nobly seconded Ills ellbrts in i)ublishiug the 
manuscript. There is no literature u|)on the Signal Corps, hence the volume is 
unitjue and full of value. The service of the several detachments in tlie different 
military departments is amply described, and the roster of each nu-mber dwelt 
uptin. The book is a geimine aeUlitiou to " Uebelliana." The publication com- 
mittee of the Association consisted of Adin B. Ciipron, Edw. II. Haskell, George 
II. Graves, .1. Willard BroAvn and (Jharles 1)'\V. Marcy. Tiie histoiian bestow.s 
generous credit upon Mr. Marcy for painstaking assistance and practical know- 

Jlj liev. A)ison Titas, SoiaerviUe, Mass. ' ' 

The DarthiitHth ; a iceekf/j, issued durimj term time h>i tlie students of Dartmn^ith 
Ciil/eije, and eiiited bij a committee of undenjrailuates. Vol. xxi : Nos. 1, 2, '6, 
•1, o, each Gt pp. 10 i'or advts. 18'Js}. Printed at Hanover, N. II. 
To those interested, this publication, noAv in its twenty-lirst year, furnishes a 
valued supply of college memoranda, comprising a list (jf the faculty of instruc- 
tion; personal items, covering movements of the; professors or the students; 
the clul)s and various societies; notewortliy events in tiie careers of graduates; 
obituaries of the deceaseil ; severally treated in thfit l)less(Hlljursehen mood in 
Aviiich tiie heavy and the Aveary Aveight of tills unintelligible world is lightened. 
The maga/.ine deserves its success as a reward of merit. 

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TIlp Farixh lUdistc.r Socidll. 18'.)'J. Ten Volumes Demi. 8vo. 

tI!^ U^^isUrl-uf LidUncli Cn. DovsH. 155'J-1«12. Transcribed by C..ARI.K8 
lli.iau;i:T Mayo, M.A., Vicar of Long Burton, and Uie late Ikancis GiiOUGic 
lIi'N'i FY AI. \., late Hector of Lydlinch. Loudon. IH'.K). pp. x. + b!0- 

The 'lleqi>4^rs of Ledlnmi, Co. Jim-ford. Fart I. ISr.G-laTO. Tr:in,seril)ed by 
the lAte Gko'kok IIkniey Vivv.k, F.(J.S., and 'edited by Cii.vklks IIkkheui 
M\Y«) M A., Vicar of Lonu Burton. Loudon. 18'.H). pp. xn.+ 174. 

Tlo;'ne,iisU-rs of liattlrjh'hl, ,Shrup,l,ur. 1(;G-,-1,S12. \Vvom a copy by Wir.i.iAM 
VuiLurs, F.L.S., and edited by liev. W. G. 1). Fletchkh, L .h.A.J Loudon. 

The'^llpghhi-s ofSlbdon Garwood, Shrop.shire. 1583-1812. London. 189'J. pp. 

rh<'tei}st,'r.s of noioinqton, Co. Warwick. 1G12-1812. Transcribed and edited 

bv John Wm: Kylano, F.S.A. Loudon. IS'JO. pp. vi.+22.5. 
Tlir Jii'i lister.^ of ShlpUni, Shropshire. 15;!8-1812. Transcribed by GiLUKur M.h. 

Vank, Hector of Weill. Loudon. lHi)n. pp. 01+x. 
The ni<iislvr>^ of JlarJioj, Shropshire. 1715-1812. Transcribed by 1 . K. IIohton, 

Es(|.' London. 18l)'J. i)p. 2(;4-vi. 
The Jicgisters of Mdverh't/, Shropshire. 1723-1812. Transcribed by Hugh IIol- 

LVM) IIowAUD, Rector of Melverley. Loudon. 18'.)'.). pi). 4y+vi. 
The L'eaisler.^ of CI>ist St. (horgc, Co. Devon. 15G5-1812. Transcribed by John 

LOMAX Gmns [formerly Kector of Clyst St. George]. Loudon. 180'J. pp. 

Tlu''ne'ilters of Sincthrote, Shropshire. 1009-1812. Transcribed by T. 11. Hou- 
TOX, Es(i. Loudon. 18'J'J. pp. 88-|-xii. 

These volumes are not i)iiblished or sold, but are privately printed for the 
Parish Ke-ister SocielY, and are issued to subscribers only, at the rate ot^ one 
{luinea per auimiu. Address W. Fer-nsson Irvine, Esq., Hon. Treasurer, i Laton 
Koad, Birkenhead, Cheshire, Euiiland. .. , . ^, r.^^ 

The first year's work of the Society has been already noticed in the Keg- 
l.srKi!,* but iiaviuir been most unfortunately omitted, both as to the Society and 
rari-^iies, in the Subject Index, may be Avell referred to here. _ 

The Lvdlinch Ke-ister represents the second of the Dorset parishes pnnted 
1)Y tlie Soci.ty, and Ledburv the second of those from Herefordshire. I his 
last Ixiii"- a verv voluminous iviiister, covers in this part only twenty years 
(155(;-157(;) and \vill be continued later; its baptisms are noteworthy as giving 
the goilparents in all cases, which are often of great value in identillcation. _ 

Siiropsiiire claims a somewhat undue proportion in the list, no less than six 
of the ve-isters being of that county— a fact due to the cooperation of the local 
society, whose work' has already been noticed in the RioGiyrHU.t I" ^his con- 
nection we cannot but re-ret that so recent registers as those of Battleheia 
()C,i;5), HarK-y (1715) and iMelverley (1723) have been selected for transcriptiou 
when so maiiv more ancient and interesting records are rapidly perishing. 

Kowiifloii", for Warsvickshire, follows the interesting Stratford-on-Avou| in 
the represenl.ition of that county. Clyst St. George is the llrst of the Devon 
parishes to l)e printed in this series, and, it is to be hoped, will be the precnrser 
of uiauv others in the tier of southern c<mnties which gave so many of our early 
eini'-rant families. All seem most carefully edited and indexed, and their hue, 
clear type and hand-made paper are littiug dress for the records whicii they 
preserve and make accessi!)le for future ages. o • f 

Thes.; ten haudsome vohniu's maik the progress and success of tlie Society 
during the ivceiit year, in which it has surpassed itself by printing double the 
juimlier that liaye appeared during each of the three preceding ywirs ol its lile, 
a fact which literally speaks volumes for tlie growing appreciati-)u and sui)port 
by the public of the" splendid work it Is doing in the rescue of tiiose priceless 
records from decay. , , , i „i i„ 

Here in the cls-Atlantlc we recognize perhaps too little how very deploi able 
the condition of these ancient rural English registers frecpiently is, but the 
writer's experience in the search of many hundreds of them has dee|)ly im- 
pressed him with the imperatiye need of cither early Government interlerence, 

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^^XivirfSll^of the French army in Boston appear. ^^-^ J-j- ^^l^ho 
thX'au account of the ^^^^^^'^^X-^'J^^nlln the Revolution by 
^vas represents in the Colonial ^^ « by tjv^ ^^ ^ ^^^^^^ „„t.vble ,.atriotic 

thirtv- ive. descendants. This avo lUl appt a i" "^ Shepard Barrett, 

^•ord. The frontispiece is a P];:^;^" ;! ;^'^,;^^,,, se lon^ tenure of the oOice 
S^'Sle-K-ScS^o^ tieS-Slet;^;:i^.^'iaia to the Sons of the American 

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Milirm ^^ Co- = 'll'« '^'''''' . , r onerusethebookAvhich introduces 

Let Avhoever may read this '>;: ^^^^ ""^^ '^ /*^£^!^ ^or and the exciting events 
it to his attention. The narrative t-;\< "^ t ts am eontents are bio- 

Hdated invest .vith the f^';-^''-^'"-;; ^^1 ''; ^^^ ,)7trvividuess with -bid; they 
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Bvn Couire. A Tale of Jiof/ers's Hungers, 1758-59. By M. J. Canavan. With 

Illustrations by G • UGi; Ginus. Now York: The IMacinillau Cuiupany. 18'Ji). 

[I'rice, $1.50.] 

Our iiitL' in this book lies in the historic thread that runs throui^h it. The 
author has made hiuiself familiar with the period of the French war and allows 
the narrator, l?en Coniee, who is supposed to have been born in the Muiiroe 
Tavern, Lexing-ton, in 1737, to tell tlie story of his life in simple, collmjuial 
style. Wo are listeninLi: to him in tlio year 1S12, when he is in advanceil a^f. 

The early chapters relate mostly to Lcxinuton, and i;ive a ijood di'serlption of 
the old town and its leadini;- citizens, includini^ the famous ministers, IlancOck 
and Clark. We are then taken over the lom^ march to Fort Edward with the 
llanyrers, and much is said of Lake George and Ticouderoga and Fort Anne, of 
Abercrombie. Howe, Andierst and Gage, of Stark, Putnam and Rogers, and 
their many deeds of valor, which young readers will especially appreciate. 

A bit of romance is reserved for the very end of the story. * « ♦ 

Eer/ititrr af PennsijloiDiia Socitty of Ihe Cidouial Duiaes of America. Philadelphia. 

i8!)8. «vo. pp. l'J3. 

In alnlity to i)repare an inviting volume not one whit behind their brothers of 
similar patriotic societies, the ladies of the above organization have proeluced a 
really brilliant s|)ecinien of the bookmaker's art, for the badge of the society, in 
gilt and blue, on the cover, together with the gorgeous Hag of tiie organization, 
inserted as frontisinece, lend an attractiveness to a volume which would other- 
wise appear to be but a rigid register of members, with the record of the co- 
lonial ancestry of the same. 

Uu llco. Charles E. Bduls, Stoneham, Mass, 

Honor Iioll of Massachusetts Patriots Heretofore Unknoivn. Boston: Privately 
issued for the Massachusetts Chapters of the Daughters of the American Re- 
volution. MDCCCXCIX. Sm. 8\ o. Pasteboard covers, pp. 34. 
Our curiosity is at once excited by such a title and is only allayed when we 
learn that the "Honor lloU" is a list of men and women who loaned money to 
tlie Federal Government during the years 1777-1779. Among the names of 
those who furnished the "sinews of war" in the dark days of the Revolution, 
appear many of our familiar and prominent New England patronymics. 
Uij liev. Charles E. Deals, Stoneham, 31ass. 

Suffolk Deeds, Liber X. Boston : Municipal Printing Office. 189'J. 8vo. 

The volume before us is the tenth issue of SuH'olk Deeds ordered by the Board 
of Aldermen acting as County Commissioners for the County of Sutl'olk. The 
flrst volume of this series was authorized April 13, 1880, and was completed 
before the close of the year. A glance at the ten bulky volumes now issued 
shows tlu! propriety and wisdom of preserving their contents in print. 

Tlie (diief attraction of this i)rosont volume is the Introduction, in which Mr. 
John T. llassam, who has h:ul cli;irge of the printing from the beirinniug, has 
collected with much care biograiihies of the Farly Recorders :ind Kriiisters of 
\^^^'k\> of the County of SuthilU, from Stephen Wiiithrop in 1(;3;) to John B;dlan- 
tino, w hose term of oWW.c closed in 1735— nearly a full century. 'J"he ac(rount was 
prei)ari'd as a paper for the Massachusetts Historical Society and ri;ad before 
that associalion in May, 1898, and was noticed in the KicdisrKU for J;innary last, 
pag(! 13(1. " I'^ach biography Includes the parentage of the subject, when 
known, a facsimile of liis autograph, copious extracts from authentic sources, 
skilfully woven together by this able anticjuary, and a brief account of the re- 
corder's immediate family." 

A ILtiul Book of Practical Stii/(/estio)is for the use of Students i)i Genealixjii. By 
IlKNiiY R. sVir.ES, A.M., M.l). Albany, N.Y.: Juel Munsell's Sons, Pub- 
lishers. 1899. Royal Svo. ))p. 5(1. 

Dr. Stiles has had much experience as a writer on historical and genealogical 
subjects. The list of his works includes the History of Brooklyn, 3 vols. ; the 
History antl Genealogy of Ancient AVindsor, Connecticut, 2d ed., 2 vols., and 
the Coniuictieut Stiles Fannly, of which ho is author, and the History of King's 
County and the Humphrey Family, of which he is the editor. These works are 
evitlenccs of his ability to give advice on the subject ho has chosen. No one is 
better lilted for it. The book will be found very useful. 


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A Sketch of the TAfe of John Winthrop the youivje.r, Fouvder of Tpsickh, Maasa- 
chiinHts,' ill IC'i'J. By Tiio:\rA8 Watk.k.s. rul)licatiuiis of tin; Ips- 
Avicli Historical Societv. rriiitecl for tlic Society. IS'J'J. 4to. pp. vi.+77. 

This book by the President of the Ips^vich Tlistoricftl Society is dosij^ned to 
record the life of .lohii Winthrop the younger, from Ids connnt^ to Boston, in 
Id;')!, to the [leriod of his declinini;- a re-election to the iMassaclmsetts Court of 
Assistants, in 1(J:)0, his Knro|iean experiences and his public services in Con- 
necticut obtaining- only passiun" notice. These pnyes are the result of lalior, and 
claim for themselves the authority consequent on the careful collection of facts. 
An aihnirat)le jiortrait reproduces the oidy authentic liiveiiess of Winthrop. 
Facsiniiles of manuscripts, two of them of the original size, will attract atten- 

By F. W. Parke, Esq. , 

Wethcrsjield Inscri2)tiuns ; a complete lierord of the Inscriptions in the flee Burial 
Bldft'sin the Aticii-nt Town of Welhersflild, inrhidiitij the Toions of h'orkij Hill, 
Xeicindton and Bcckleij Quarter (in n<-rlin),(iIso a jiurtion of the lusn-iplions in 
the uldest Cemetery in Glastonbury. Comi)iled Ijy Kdwaud Swkictsku Tili.ot- 
soN. rublished l)y William F. Boardnnin: Hartford, Conn. IS'J'J. 8vo. 
pp. 372. 
The Early Becords of the TuiDnofDedliam, Mass., 1G72-170G ; a complete Tran- 
script of the TuuuL and Selectmen's Jlecords contained in Jlook Five of the General 
Becord'softhe Town, heiu(j Volume Five of the Brinted Becords of the Town. 
Edited by the Town Clerk, Dun Glkason llii.r,. Dedham, iMass : Dedhara 
Transcript Tress. 1«'.)'J. 8vo. pp. 41o. 
Manchester Historical Association Collections. Vol. i. Part ii. Manchester, 

N. II. : L. C. & L. M. Gould. 18f)8. 8vo. pp. 121-232. 111. 
Appendix to the Beport of the Ontario Bureau of Industries, 1897. Printed by 
order of the Lej^islative Asseudjly of Ontario. Tonnito : Warwick Bros. & 
Kutter, I'rinters. 18'jy. 8vo. pp. xi.-|-131». 

To the preservative qualities of the ancient cemetery of Wethersfield, arising 
from a treeless, sandy soil, tou;ethei- witii tlie lal)ors of tlie compiler nnd his co- 
adjutor, Mr. Edwin Stanley Welles, may he ascrilxd the iirodnctiou of a book of 
records coiitainiuu- copies uf some of tlie least mutilated amuui;- the very early 
Inscriptions of New Kimland. The oUlest stone remainin;; in Wetherslleld l)ears 
the date U;i.S; in Newiu,i;ton, 1720 ; at Kocky Hill, 1731; in Glastonbury, Ki'JS. 
A comphae index makes availal)le this compilation of Mr. Tillotson, to whom 
thanks are ilue for the thoroui;hiiess with which he lias performed his very use- 
ful work. 

The jn-c'seiit volume of Dedinim Pvecords is a continuation of the publication 
of the records of the town from the end of Book Tliree, the last volume ijiveu 
to the public. 

The iMaiiehester Collections embrace, as their most notcM'ortliy contents, a 
paper on the ••Hon. Samuel lUodgett, the Pioneer of Progress in New Eng- 
land," •'Indians of New Hampshire: ICtymoloiiV of their Language," and the 
" lh)uie Life of Maj.-Gen. John Stark," tliis last i)eing followed hy a Biblio- 
graphy on Gen. Stark, compiled by S. C. Gould. 

In the Ontario Bureau Report are com[)riscd papers and records relating to the 
early municipal history of the Province, such as a " l)isi)ersion Sale of 182'J," 
"An Early Deiiartmental Store," "British Immigration into Upper Caiiaila," 
and "Tlie Peo|diug of the Pro\ince." 
By F'rederic W'illard I'arke. 

Milton Cemetery. A Catuhxjue of the Proprietors of Lots, together with a Becord 
of Ancient Inscriptions oil (dl the Taldels in the Cemetery prior to and includ- 
iiuj A.I). ISOO.—A.D. 10S7.—A.1). ISOO. Boston: David Clapp .<^ Son, 
Printers. 1883. 

This pamphlet was issued in 1883 by th.; Trustees of th',; Cemetery. It con- 
tains a list of the proprietors of lots in that year and a copy of all the inscrip- 
tions from 1(182 to 1800, with other nnitters of iut(!rest rel;itiug to the cemetery. 
Other towns have preserved records of the inscriptions of their burial places, 
and we commend their exami)le to other towns. 11. B. Martin is the present 
town clerk. 


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Year Book of the. Society of Sons of the Bevolution in the State of New York, 
New York : I'ress of Francis I']. Fitch, -i? Broad St. 181)9. 4to, pp. GDO. 
In blue and bull"— old Continental colors— and sjuarded by the alert Continen- 
tal of the society's seal, comes the year book of IS'JH, containin;^, as frontispiece, 
the portrait of Washington by Sharpless. In this imposinuj volume may be 
found not only a vast amount of information bearing upon the national and 
Slate societies of this organization, but also nuich vaiual)le historical material 
of deep interest to the gt^neral student (;f history. For example, not only may 
wo know the objects of the society as set forth in the constitution, as Avell as the 
persoiiud of the ullicers and meml)ers with their pedigree, but a generous portion 
of the book ably treats of the Kev(jlution in general, enumerating the battles, de- 
scribing the First Continental C'ongress, setting forth the milUary records of 
liundreds of Revolutionary soldiers, and crowning allAvith a graphic delineation 
of the life and work of lieorge Wasliiugton. The score or more of tine illustra- 
tions double the value and interest of the book. 
By Rev. Charles E. Beats, Stoneham, Muss. 

Tlie Diary of Bev. Ehenezer Parkman, of Westhorough, Mass., for the months of 
February, Mureh, April, October and November, llSl ; November and Decem- 
ber of 1778, and the years of 1779 and 1780. Fdited by IIahiukttk M. 
FoKisK.s. l'ul)lishetl by the Weslborough ]list(nical Society. I8'J'J. Small 
([uarto, pp. 327. 

This extremely interesting book gives the best picture of the life of a country 
.ini.'-ter of the last century that the writer has seen. The illustrations add ' 
j;reatly to the volume and it appears to be very carefully edited. If the entire 
diai'y, assuming that Mr. Farkman kept one, as apparently he did, during the 
wdiole of his long ministry, were in existence, Westborough would be excep- 
tionally fortunate antl historical scholars Avould possess a view of the home life 
of New England for sixty years. The coat of arms is one of Cole's productions, 
but as its original once hung in the Westborough parsonage its ai)pearance as 
the frontispiece is excusaljle. It is to be regretted that so valuable a book is 
not printetl on durable linen paper. 

By deorge K. Clarke, LL.B., of Needham, Mass. 

Historic Side Lights. By IIoWAitD Fayson Aunold. Illustrated with Portraits, 
Diagrams and Fac-similes. Harper & Brothers. New York and London. 
IS'JI). (Jrown bvo. pp. V/AO. 

Mr. Arnold has proved his ability as a Avriter by his previous publications. 
These Historic Side Lights will be reatl with interest. 'I'hey give new and often 
humonnis side lights of many anliipiarian matters. Tiie book is handsomely 
printed and is fully indexed. 

The Medford Historical Begister. Published by the Medford Historical Society. 

Vol. -', No. 1. October, 18',H). Price ^1 a year, or 2o cents a nundjer. 

'I'his number of the Uegisler completes the scconti year of its pul)lication and 
Iho scconil volume of its issues. It contains some uni)ublished Medford school 
rei)orts, an able paper by Miss Carcdine K. Swift on "Maria ilel Occidente" 
(Mrs. .Maria (loweii Brooks) a native of Medford, and otiier historical matter 
relating to Medford. J\Irs. Brooks attained a high i)osition as a jjoet in the llrst 
half of this century. Those interested in the history of that city should show 
their api)reciation of the Avork the Society is doing by subscribing to the lleglster. 

I'rorvi'dings in Obseroance of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
Organimtion of the First Church in Lincoln, Mass({chusetts, August 2\ and Sep- 
tcnil'cr 4, la'Jii. Caml)ridge: The University Press. Pamphlet 8vo. pp. PJ2. 
Annircn^ary Sermon at Linadn, Massachusel/s. By Uev. Kdwakd G. Poktick, 
hS'.i.s. i;eprinted from the Proceedings. Famphlet 8vo. p[). l.S. Illustrated. 
A Briif Sketch of (,'ciirge F. Beniis of Lincoln, Mass. Uring an abstract from 
the ai)ove anniversary sermon. I'amiddet bvo. pp. 7. Portrait. 
History, town and church, hapjtily endjoilled in narrative, chronicle and biog- 
raphy, with valuable illustrations of the three meeting houses and i)ortraits of 
the si'vtTal clergymen ami parishioners, with a map of the original location, 
c<jmlunes witJi good printing in making these pamphlets treasures indeed to the 
town, tlie parish and the public. They will adnnrably serve as models for other 
bimilar anniversaries. 



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Jlisloncnl Collections of the Tupsjlcld Ilintoricjcl Socicti/. Vol. IV. 1898. Tops- 
llckl, Mass. : i'ubllslieil by the Sock'ly. lb!»8. 8v(). pp. ix.-f 148. 
Tins piuiiplilet contniiis the doiiifi;s of the 'ropsdcld Historical Society and 
papt'i's \ip()ii subjects connected Avitli Topslh^ld. The iiistory of tlie Academy 
niul tlio literary exercises at tlie reunion of tiie teuciiers and students of that 
Acadrniy, Auifust 12, 1SU7, (HI tlie greater part of the pamphlet. It is illus- 
trated Avitli a view of tlie Academy and portraits of its princi[)als, with bio- 
grai)hical details. 

Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the Itevolutlon, 1S9S-9. Phila- 
delphia. 1899. 8vo. Taper covers, pi). 94. 

P'roui the nnpretentions dress of this little volume, one would scarcely suspect 
the amount of interesting, and, indeed, valuable material contained. Tiie very 
annotateil map inserted at tlie end is an elo(pient, yea, patlietic, disclosure of 
Valley Forge and kimired experiences of the llevolutionary patriot. 
By Rev. Charles E. Beals, Stoneham, Mass. 

A Life for Liberty. Anti-slavery and other Letters of Sarah Ilolley. Edited with 
introductory chapters by John "Wiirrii Cjiauwick. Second impression. G. 
P. Putmam's Sons, New York and London: The Knickerbocker Press. 1899. 
8vo. pp. V.+292. 111. 

Tlie Men of New York: A Collection of Biorjraphies and Portraits of Citizens of 
the Empire State jirominent in Business, I'rofessional, Social and Political Life 
duriuij the Last Decade of the Nineteenth Century. BuUUfo, N. Y. Geo. E. 
Matthews & Co. 1898. 2 vols, issued in 9 pts. Folio. 

Carrie F. Butler Tluclnrj. An Apprccialion by Frioids, together ioith Extracts 
from her '■'Journal of a 2\n(r in Eumpe." Cleveland, Ohio : The Ilelman- 
Taylor Co. 1S99. Pimo. pp. vi.-f 194. Por. 

Cornmeinonilice of Calcin and Luther Blancltard, Acton Mimite Men, 1775. By 
Ai.i'im:i) Skkkno Hudson. Published )jy Euke Blanchard, West Acton, Mass. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 100. 111. 

Washington tlie Soldier. By Gen. Henry B. Carrington, LL.B. With illus- 
trations, maps, chronological index and ai»pendices. Lamson, Wolffe & Co., 
Boston, New Y'ork, Lontfon. 1898. pp. xviii+4ol. 

Passages from the Life of Jlenry Warren lluwe, consisting of Diary and Letters 
icritten during the Civil War, ISO L-1SG5. A candeiised History of the 30lh 
Massachusetts Jteginient and its Flags, together with the (icuealogies of the 
different Jiranches of the Family. Privately printed. Lowell, Mass.: Cou- 
rier-Citizen Co., Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. 211. Por. 

In Memoriam. Samuel Colt and Caldwell Hart C<dt. By the Ilev. Samuei, Hart, 
D.D. Illustrateil i)y Clifton Jolmson. [Springfield, Mass. J 1898. 4to. 

An I'nrediemid Cajilive; being (he. Story of Eunice Willia)ns, who, at the age of 
seeeii yinrs, wiis earriid airay from l>ierfield by the Indians in 1704, and who 
lived among the Indians in Canada as iine of them the nst of her life. By Ci.if- 
TON Johnson, with illustrations by the autlior and many old-time engravings. 
[Holyoke, Mass. J 1897. 8vo. pp. 54. 

Lt.-Col. Otho Hamilton of Olivestob, Jiis Sons, Capt. John and Lt.-Col. Otho 
Hamilton 2d, and his Grandson, Sir liulph Hamilton, Kt. By Itev. ARniuu 
Wkntwoktii Hamilton Eaton, D.D. Halifax, N. S. : C. II. Haggles & Co. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 2d. 

Memorial Discourse on Peuben Aldridge Guild, A.M., LL.D., Librarian of Brown 
University, dclioered in the First Baptist Meeting-House, June IS, 1899. By 
IIknry Melville King, Pastor. [Providence, K. I., 1899.] Svo. pp. 20. 

Biographical Sketch of Ilev. Luther Farnham, A.M. By John Ward Dean, A.M. 

Memoir of Dr. George Logan of Stenton. By his widow, Deuoraii Norris 
Logan. With Selections from his Correspondence, edited by their Greal-Grand- 
daughter, Frances A. Logan. With an Introduction by Charles J. Still6. 
Illustrations from Photographs by C. S. Bradford. Philadelphia: The His- 
torical Society of Pennsylvania. 1899. 4to. pp. 207. 

The memorial of one who consecrated forty years of her life to the service of 
the negro race in general, and tweuty-three years to the special work of conduct- 


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Iiijj: for tlicm n, school in Virginia, was committed to aptest hands when entrusted 
by Mi^s llolloy's friends to Mr. Cliudwii'lc. Jiriflly mentioned in Garrison's l)io- 
grapii y, lier carei'r of ardnons and often diseonrayinj;- worl< deserved tlie iletailed 
and aiipreeiative comnienioration ■wliieii it receives. Tiie danjj^liter of Myron 
lloll(\V eonld not avcII Inive ati()i)leel a diU'erent course of life, and those avIio read 
tills ^•oluule uill llnd in lier letters the entertainment and instrnction always 
alforded by an enthnsiast, es()ecially Avhen the cause enkiuiUing the ardor is the 
noblest that ever inllanied the human heart. 

Men of New York is a l)io^raphical encyelopuHlla that most brilliantly fulfils all 
the expectations it has created, as it is scarcely possible to imagine press work 
more j^erfect; the matter of tiie text is indicated in the title. The second 
volume includes a synoptical index of the entire \vork, fnrnishins' tiie i)rineii)al 
events in the history uf eacli person, as also additions gathered since the publi- 
cation of each biograpliy. 

The sweet face of Mrs. Thwing renders intelligible the exclamation of her 
husband, " I f you had only known her!" In .six chapters of rennniscence her 
friends recall the years at Farnnngton, Vassar College, Cand)ri(.lge, Minneapolis 
ami Cleveland, the rem.niuder of the volume Ijcing (llled ^vith the " .Journal," 
consitleri'd by Mr. Thwing as exhibiting more clearly her mental and moral 
qualities than almost any other of her prodnctitjus. 

Tile lUaneiiard Alemorial comprises, hesiiU's a sketch of Luke IJlanchard's life, 
sectiuns tnating of the dedication of the Blanchard menH)rial stone, the " Sig- 
nilleanee of Minute Men and Memorial Stones," the " Minute Man and the New 
England Meeting-Uonse," the " Ancestral .Vunals of Calvin and Luther IMan- 
chard," and other allied subjects. The illustrations, to-icther with tlie nunute 
description of them, are a signiilcant part of a work undertaken to present tlie 
events (jf April 10, 1775, in their rulation to tlie dedication of the " Memorial 
Stone" erected by the publisher to the memory of the men whose names are 
borne on the title-page. 

'I'he perennial iilolatry accorded to Washington, not only by Americans but 
by all lil)erty-loving peoples, will be gratilicd l)y the result which Gen. Carring- 
toifs siudies have attained, that is, the cviilence tliat Washington Avas in truth 
one. of the lirst military geniuses of the workl. The book will impress anew 
upon all minds the image of tlie" Ideal Soldier " who was foremost among those 
who assisted to establish what he hoi)ed would be— to use his own wcn'ds — " an 
asylum for the poor and oppressed of all nations ami religions." 

" iiun across a dead Johnny. Went through his pockets, found a plug of 
tobacco. J5y his side lay a bag of Hour. Appropriatetl both, and that night 
had some fritters and a good sinok(!. Such is war ... 1 burieil many 
legs, arms, hands and dead boilies. Horrid scenes in and about the hospitals." 
Abounding in such details as these, Lt. Howe's Diary and Letters give, what 
such liLm-ature is especially valuable for, a lirst-hand, unvarnished record of the 
ungloriliable conimon[>laces of \\ar. The book ■will hold tiie attention of the 
retuier from bogiunim: to end, its unpretentious style fuiLlifnlly transnutting the 
iiniuessi<nis ot a mind similar in intrlligenee and patriotic fervor to the minds 
of Ihousunds of unnanifd soldiers who fcmght on either side in the Civil War. 

MarvelloiHly beautiful is tlie volume that descrihes tin; Colt Memorial Ibiild- 
ings, with illustrations of unsui'|)assal)le excellence, ami letter-press ecpially 
artistic. The Church of the Good Shepherd, in llartforil. Conn., commemora- 
tive of Col. Samuel Colt and three infant children, the Caldwell Hart Colt 
Memorial House, both erected by Mrs. Samuel Colt, and " Armsinear," the resi- 
dence of Col. Colt, are the subjects illustrated; Avhile, besides the ilescriptiou 
of these, the book contains the address and prayer at the dedication of the Me- 
in(.)rial House. 

The " Unredeemed Captive" relates a singular story, as it still remains doubt- 
ful whether Lunice Williams voluntarily adoiiteil a savage life, or whether her 
whole existence of ninety years was one of coercion. Her history and that of 
DeerlleUl previous to the time of her capture are interestingly told by Mr. Johnson. 

The monograph of Mr. Eaton, "prepared," as he says, " for historical pur- 
poses only," ctjiisisting of sketches of the eminent military services of members 
of the family of his wife, is characterizi'tl by the thoroughness and graceful 
style iieculiar to the other productions of the author. 

The character ami actions of a deeply religious and public-spirited man, li- 
brarian and historian, are llttingly eulogized in Mr. King's Memorial Discourse, 
the princiiial events in the life of Dr. (Juild occu[)ying due space in the sermon. 


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^^^^- . , ■ , .1- 5n,i^,.d is the Memoir of Dr. Lo'^nn, Quaker, Republican, ' 

An absorbins boolc indeed '^^,\^^^ "J" "U, " indepT-ndent, uurselllsh, Quixo- 
Senator, ^^elf-constanted nejco atm^ ' r^i^tory of tl.e lirst ludf- 

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]})j Frederic WiUard Parke. 

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WillH of the, Hhermana of, in Suffolk, England, lly a DcHceiidnnt of Cupt. 
John Shcriiuui. U(;i)rliite(l ffoiu Llio New-Eiiglaiul llistoi-ical uiitl Uonealogical 
lU'^istiT for January, I'JOO. 8vo. pp. 'J. 

Mr. linlph W'heelock, ruriUin. A Paper read before the ConnecUeut Historical 
Society, Nov. 7, ISDU. J5y llev. Lkwih W. IIicks, M.A. With an Appuiuiix ijy 
'I'Ho.MAS S. WiiKKi.oCK. I'liblislifd by request. Hartford Tress: Tlie Case, 
Lociiwood and Braiiiard Co. IS'J'J. 8vo. pp. 51. 

Edward Antill and his Dexcendants. By Wit,i,iAM Nei.sox. Paterson, N. J. 
Tlie Press Printing and Publisldni; Co., 209 Main St. IH'J'J. 8vo. pp. 3G. ' 

We continue in tins number our quarterly notices of genealogical worlis re- 
cently published. 

Tlie exhaustive researches of the compilers of the Cleveland Genealogy have 
produced a unique work, preserving the liistory of an extensive and honorai)le 
fanuly, whicli tliey have collected not only froin the usual sources of ueneulo- 
gies, l)ut also by making record of everyone of the Cleveland name mentioned 
in army-rolls, Slate archives, pension reports, periodicals, advertisements, 
directories, etc. Attention is invited by the compilers to the ancestries of 
husbands and wives, the method of their arrangement odering great assistance, 
it is claimed, in the verification of relationship to ancestors distinguished in the 
service of their country. Beginning in lu6U, the record is contiimed to the 
present generation in so con)prehensive a manner as to well merit the epithet 
universal. Une may acknowledge, but hartlly realize, the labor involved in the 
compilation of materials suHicient to till three vohunes of such a size, much of 
the print — for instance, all of the collateral ancestries — being of tiie tinest 
legil)le type. Nearly eiglity illustrations, cliieliy portraits, all of superior ex- 
cellence, are an attractive feature of the work. Among them is that of the 
collaborator, Horace G. Cleveland, to whose decease liis associate feeliuiily 
alludes, attributing to his indefatigable industry the completeness of the joTnt 
achievement. Three indexes, occupying nearly four hundred pages, testify to 
the wide range of researcli whose results are thus rendered available. The con- 
cluding chapter of the work consists of an account of Edward Winn, and de- 
scendants, — father of Ann, wife of the Moses Cleveland mentioned in the title 
page, — and also notices other Winn emigrants to America, constituting what 
may be considered as a supplement to the C^leveland Genealogy, and showing 
the al)und!ince of collateral information gathered in the course of investigations 
rcciuircil for the production of a family history wortliy of descending"to the 
I)ust('rity to which it is bequeathed. 

WIdle conducting research on behalf of Mr. Voluey W. Foster, the author 
of the Foster (Jenealogy discovereil that no Foster' history, commensurate 
with the i)rominence of the family, had as yet been attempted. Adding to 
the materials relating to the branch he had first investigated such data re- 
specting other lines as he has since collected, he has produced a work cor- 
responding in arrangement and value to the numerous ireuealoi^ncs already 
published by Mr. Pierce. Besides the ilcscendants of Jieginalil Foster of 
Ifiswich, to whom are assigiu-d nearly four huudreil pages, the Dorches- 
ter, Salem, Long Islanil, Scituate and Chelmsford families are included, fol- 
lowed by sections relating to the descendants of John Foster of Kingsware, 
England, and to Andrew Foster of Andover, Mass. There are about two 
hundred illustrations, views, coats of arms and portraits. The index is in- 
adeciuate. One thousand pag(!S of small type require, at least, an alphabetical 
arrangement of names, completed by the printing of Christian names in full. 
A list of corrigenda should have been added for statements such as that on 
page 2,"j5, viz., that Jolm Foster, baptized March 30, 1700, married Susannah 
Robinson, granddaughter of lieo. John liabinson, the rUyrim pastor, who came 
over in the Maijjlower. 

The youthful author of the Hinds Genealogy deserves congratulation for the 
accom|)lisliment, at his age, of so arduous a task as the compilation of such an 
extensive and thorough work. It is the result of great i)ains; the arrangement 
of the nuiterials collected is adnnrable, placing the information which the book 
contains at the service of the reader, with the least possible trouble to himself. 
This arrangement, together with the exhaustive indexes, turns the book, as It 
were, inside out at a glance,— a quality of self-disclosure which trebles the 
value of a geuealogy. The print is good, and the illustrations equally so. 


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The table of contents of the Hutcljinsons' Story discloses the variety nnd 
piquancy in the narrative which niiulit be expected from its author, especially 
as in this antobiography he lias told whatever seemed to hiui the most worthy of 
relation, and has also told it in a manner peculiarly bis own. The last survivor 
of " tlie Hntchinsons " has, in the publication nf these deeply Interestinc; vol- 
umes, merited the frratitnde of tlie patrons of reform and music in two con- 
tinents. Tliey possess a distinct valm; as hist(M-y, since the famous quartette 
was more or less closely connected with many of the jiroiircssive movements of 
the last half-century. Liice the •' almost miraculous " siuiriuLf of the family, this 
account of their adventures is in a style artless, emotional, and therefore etl'ec- 
tive. The illustrations are very characteristic. 

The Humphreys Family sniiplemeut consists of "abstracts of wills and 
memoranda concerning; the Kuiilish Ihimphreys, collected from the i)ublic, civil 
and ecclesiastical record ollices of (Jreat liritaiu." As au appendix to one fif 
the superior American ^euealo^^ies, whose value is annually increasing, it will 
be rccoi!;nized as exlill)itin<j qualities siudlar to those of that work. Its elabo- 
rateness is obvious on ev(;ry pai^e. Uesides the extracts from the Knf,dish rec- 
ords, it contains the Revolutionary services of the Humphreys, also an Orange 
County (N. Y.) Humphrey family, and an obituary of Hon. James IM. Mont- 
gomery, of Buffalo, N. Y. An index and portrait of Dr. Frederick Humphreys 
complete the \vork. ' ' 

'i'lie Stack|)ole Histoi-y aiid Ticliealoiiy, after sections givins accounts of the 
Irish Stackpoles, the Coat of Arms, the Clare (^)unty Stiiekpoles, .lames Stack- 
j)ole, the I'udirrant — found at Dover, N. H., in — and Lieut. .John Stack- 
j)ole of Hiddeford, i)resents on pai^e (ID a sumnnuir up of the llrst three genei'a- 
jons of the Stackpoles in America. The remainiufi; chai)ters exhiliit the dif- 
ferent branches of the family, viz., the descendants of Lieut. Samuel, Joshua 
Jr., Charles, Ebenezer, Otis, Tobias, James of Tliomaston, Me., William of 
Boston, John of Durham, Me., Absalom, Stephen, Capt. James of AVaterville, 
Me., Andrew of Biddeford, Josepli of Auj^usta, and the Stack|)Oles of Penivsyl- 
vania. Unclassified Stack|)oles, the Military Record, the Collej^e Alumni, hud 
the First Reunion — at Rollinsford, N. H., — are the topics of the concluding 
chai>ters. An index, in two i)arts and of tlie most serviceable method, com- 
pletes the volume. Tiic illustrations are tine, those representing the seats of 
the transatlantic Stacki)oles being very picturescjue; twenty portraits are in- 
cluded in the list of embellishments. The binding and print are both com- 

Mr. Frank Montgomery has, in the Montgomery and Somerville families, 
condensed the manuscript history of these fandlies, prepared l)y the Rev. AV. G. 
Montgomery, now deceased, adding to it collections made by himself and 
others, and thus forming a book which will be of material assistance in 
tracing the ancestry of the names on the title-page, and which, furthermore, 
by the blank leaves provided, oflers anyone who can the opportunity of increas- 
ing the amount of genealogical recoi-ds necessary to the completion of the 
various lines. The volume is well printed and illustrated with portraits. There 
is no index. 

The prolonged search of the Hartford records and those of the Colony of 
Connecticut for the data embodied in the Olcott Family is plainly evinced in 
the style of the work resulting therefrom. The branches undertaken are treated 
with lavish detail, the authenticity of the statements being guaranteed by most 
copious references. The thoroughness displayed in the compilation is also car- 
ried into tlie index, au addition as Indispensable to all works like this as is a 
directory to a city. A tabular Olcott I'edigree still furtiier increases the use- 
fulness of the volume. 

The Goldthwaite Genealogy relates to the descendants of Thomas Gokl- 
thwaite, who Avas the ancestor of all the Goldthwaites in America. As a result 
of fifteen years' labor the author has collected the names of two thousand and 
six hundred Goldthwaites, bringing the records of the family down to the tenth 
generation, from Thomas of Salem. The illustrations comprise views of 
residences in England, and portraits of old-time members of the race to whom, 
for various reasons, Avas aceordcd especial estecun. The appt'udix (contains tAvo 
documents of importance, the Goldtjiwaite Record left by John Goldthwaite of 
Danvers, born in 1771, and the account of the Boston family given by Miss 
Hannah Goldthwaite Gowen, born in \1H. The binding is neat and substantial, 

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till! print cli;ar and of ^'ood size, and tlio paper of corrcapoudins? qnalJty. Two 
indexes, tin; llrhst of Goldtlnvaites, tlie second of oilier names, should be men- 
tioned Willi particular coniinendation. 

The .ureally reiiretted decease of the compiler of the Sargent Record, before 
the coniplelion of his work, has not prevented the linisiiinj,' of a voUime con- 
tainin;,' the records of about five thousand and three luindiXHl persons, and show- 
Ini; liie patience and skill bestowed on liie task to which the author sacrificed 
bis life. The scope of the frenealoijy is indicated in the title. A marked ex- 
cellence is an inilex filling sixty- four pages. The book is illustrated with por- 
traits. Thanks are due to llie Caledonian Company for securing the completion 
of a valuai)le production, and presenting it in such form to the public. 

The (irazebrook Petligree relates to this family since their settlement at Slien- 
ston, Co. Stafford, England, in 1201, and, containing as it does suflicient proofs 
for every generation, aims at inciting others wlKHiave a pedigree to i)rove it 
step l)y step from records, instead of referring to documents wiiicli generally 
supply no references now of service. The combining of the fragments scattered 
through the periodical in which they first appeared is a most iiai)py idea, and, 
among other objects attained, will attract the attention of the Sewalls who are 
descendants of Henry Sewall and Margaret Greysbrooke. 

The beautifully printed Samuel Williams (ienealogy, v<'ry largely derived from 
the collections of IJeiijamin F. Williams, of Grafton, will afford pleasure to the 
descendants of the Grafton pioneer, and also furnish records serviceable to the 
geneal(>gi,st. Samuel Williams was the fifth in descent from Richard Williams 
of Tauntuu. 

Tlur reprint of the Sherman Wills w ill render these important documents more 
accessible to those interested in them. 

Rev. Mr. Jlicks has conferred a favor on the pul)lic l)y consenting to print in 
so haudsuine a form his very interesting paper on Ralph" Wlieeh)ck,great-iirand- 
father of the first president of Dartmouth College, and allirnied by amply sup- 
ported tradition to have taught the first free school in Massachusetts. Mr. 
llifiks's enthusiastic admiration of the Puritan minister— for such he was in 
England— schoolmaster and public spirittul citizen has produced an eminently 
readalfie sketcli. The genealogical additions by Mr. Wheelock consist of facts 
of sjK'cial importance to those of the Wlieelock name, ami admirably complete 
the contents of a book whose exterior is in every way fine. 

Tlu! l^hvard Autill whom Mr. Nelson commemorates was a merchant of Now 
York city in the seventeenth century, and the sketch of his career, though that 
of a i)ri\ate citizen, is instructive by its portrayal of life in that town two cen- 
turies ago. The descendants of the nu'rchaut who are particularly noticinl are 
Edward Antill, 2d, of i'iscataway, New Jei'sey, Lieut. -Col. ICdward Autill, 3d, 
of tinel)ec and Montreal, Dr. Lewis Antill of Perth Aniboy, and Maj. John Antill 
of New York. The i)ami)hlet is pleasant reading as a narrative, apart from its 
genealoirieal details, and copious references substantiate tlie facts presented. 
-/>> /'Vi ■(/(/•(■(' Willm-d r,irk\'. 

JIL^toi-i/ of the. ILimlin Fatitili/, wilh Genealogies of Early Settlers of the Name in 
America, 1620-1S94. By IL Fuan'klin Andiuows, Attorney atLaw. Exira 
Iowa: George W. Guernsey. 18'J-i. 8vo. Part i., pp. I3L Price, §2. 

Geneuhjijii of Dr. Francis Joseph Ffcijf'er of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his 
Descendants, 1734-1809. By Edwin Jaqukth Sei.lehs. Philadelphia. 
LSD'J. Royal 8vo. i)p. 07. 

Pio(/raphy of Deacon James Allen. By TIikam Knight. With Genealogical 
jiUu/ister and Testimonials. Worcest(;r, Mass. : Printed by Charles Haini'lton, 
18'jy. Royal Svo. pp. 07. 

Iline Genealogy and History of the Descendants of Thomas Mine of Milford, 
Conn., 1639. Compiled by Hon. Rohkut V,. Hinic, Judge of the Municipal 
Court, St. Paul, Minn. [St. Paul, Minn. 181)8.] Sm.'Svo. (8 in. by G in.) 
pp. 2;VJ. \ J J 

Proceedings of the. John Dean (1000) Association at its Annnal Re-union at 
J/anchcstcr, jV. H., August 31, 1S98, with a Dean Genealogy by lion. Josiau 
.II. Dku.m,moni>. 8vo. pp. '.)G. 

Farring/on Memoriai. A Sketch of the Ancestors and Descendants of Dea. John 
Farnnglon, a native of Wrenlhavi, Mass. To which is appended the Genealogy 

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of his loi/e, Cynthia Hawes. 1899. Published by the Committee. [Portland, 
Maine : Press of Soutlnvorth Bros.] 8vo. pp. U-t. 
Addenda. Xdf-Neff IFistonj regarding the Origin and Meaning of the Name of 
Neff. Together loith lievolutionary Records. Compiled by Elizabkth Ciav- 
FOKD Nkkf, compiler of the Naf-Nell" History. Published and For Sale by 
the Author. Cleveland, Ohio. 1899. Pp. 35. 

Descendants of Elisha Ware of Wrentham, Mass., to Jan. 1st, 1S96. [By F. W. 

Mann of Milford, Mass.] 
• Marvin BeckwiCh and his wife Ahi{/ail Clark. Their Colonial Ancestors and their 

Descendants. Elkhorn, Wisconsin. 1899. Nos. 1, 2. 8vo. pp. 88; 55. 
Beckioith of Yorkshire. 88o. pp. 8. A reprint from the preceding work of 

pages 5 to 12. 

The Cwshg Family of New York. By Eunest Howard Ciiosbv. Sm. 4to, pp. 
24. 111. 

The Bennett, Benily and Beers Families. 1899. [By S. B. Bennett of Pittston, 
Pa.] 8vo. pp. 50. 

A Collection of Family Records from Bartholomew Botsford and Winston lines of 
Genealogy, as the Compiler [Sauaii Anni.s Winston Pond] received her Name 
from these f((milies. The individuals are 1 Sarah Bartholomew, 2 Annis Botls- 
furd Winston, o' Alanson ]Vinston.. Hartford Press: Tlie Case, Lockwood &. 
lirainavd Ci)mi)any. 1899. Sui. -(to. (8 in. by (5 in.) j)]). (JO. The address of 
tlie comiiiler is Mrs. J. Alanson Pond, lOdgwood, Conn. 

Proceedings of the Historical Association of Neio England Cox Families. No. 1. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 8. 

New England Cox Families. Svo. 1899. [No. 1, pp. 8. No. 2, pp. 9 — IG. No. 3. 
pp. 17—24. 

A Contribution to the Genealogy of the Merrill Family in Ainerica, being a partic- 
ular r-ecord of the Ancestry of Hamilton Wilcox Merrill. By his son Fkedeuick 
J. H. Mkiujill. Albany: Printed privately for the writer and for his 
frieiuls. 1899. 8vo. pp. 20. 

The Poor-Poore Family Gathering at Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 6, 1S93. Salem: 

Printed by Newcomb & Gauss. 8vo. pp. 44. 
Tlie Snow Genealagy, 8vo. pp. 18. 
Simon and Joan (Clarke) Stone of Watertown-, Mass., and three generations of 

their Descendants. By David II. "Buown. Stone Family Association. Boston, 

Mass. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Specimen of the Register Plan for arranging Genealogies. No. 4, Deacon Simon 
Stone, etc. 

Barker Pedigree. By James Atkins Noyes, Ph.B., A.M. (Cambridge, Mass.). 
Boston: 1'rintet.l by Davi«l Chipp & Son. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Hills Family Genealogical Association. Incorporated July 6, 1894. Fifth An- 
nual Rijiurt (f the Directors. 1899. 8vo. pp. 15. 

John Fuller of Ipswich, Mass., 1631. By Edwakd F. Eveuett, A.M. 1899. 

pp. 7. 

Don. Bulkhy Edwards, Cromwell, Middlesex County, March 14th, 1891. Com- 

l)iled by Mai!Oai!ETio R. (Savage) Cromwell, Conn. 8vo. pp. 12. 
Genealogy vf the Fuller Families descending from Robert Fuller of Salem and 

Rehoboth, Mass., 1038, 1898. 12mo. pp. 50. 
Genealogical \Chart. Barnwell of South Carolina. Compiled by Bahnwell 

Kiiett llEYWAitD, A.B., LL.B. Albany, N. Y. 1898. Broadside. Tabular 

j'edjgree, 32 in. by 41 in. 

Chamberlain Association of America. Report of Meetings for Organization and 
of the First General Meeting, together with the President's Address and a List 
of Members. Boston. 1898. i2mo. pp. 28. General Meeting, Aug., 1899. 
12mo. pp. (J3. 

Constitution and By-Laws of the Chamberlain Association. Adopted September 
3, 1898. 12mo. pp. 8. 

27(6 Coehran-Inglis Family of Halifax. By Rev. Arthur Wentwortu Hamil- 
ton Eaton, B.A. Halifax, N. S. : C. H. Ruggles & Co. 1899. Pp. 18. 

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128 Booh Notices. [Jan'. 

Haxmrs in Amtnm ; or a History of the Immigrant Sawyers. By AwonV Carter. 
WorcfHler : I'rcss of Edward 11. Fiskc. 1883. 8vo. pp. 120. 

' v"""f if"r'(')rf"'';>^'"''f''c'' <^'"""<^';^'^'"<- Compiled by Ciiaules B. CurtiS, 
r'/iin r.^ ^"^^«V-'' Street, Now York City, N. y: Broadside. Tabular 
1 ecuyiec, Z6 lu. by Si lu. 

_ This is intended to be one of a series of volnmcs of Hamlin genealogy. It 
tiaces ti.e (leseendants of James llaml)len of Barnstable, 1039 as far as the 

«,ul ff-iu"'?'. I'\ ^ \'""""; ''^ ""''^^ '''"'' '^'■^' «*^'-^» "> ^»11- It is well arranged 
and lully annotated, but lacks an index. 

vA.tT^'Si'"™*'^!^''' ^;«'""'"' giving the descendants of Dr. Francis Joseph 
A ' ■ .V?^'"^^^'""^" Germany, 1734, and settled in Bliiladelphia before 175G. 

rt^. .'^n 1^ f^ f",'1 '7 '''l''' ^■'■'■''' ^" "'=i"J^««<l. i»"«t of the volume is devoted to 
descendants of ]i s daughters. The book is well written with interesting de- 
tail .substantiated by records, and =Lows evidence of careful research 
i^ ir a vftli v.ntU'ii ai-cooLi 'A the life of I>fcacon Jame= JJlen. who was 

U..-i if.^ Oa,.;tai/j Mi-., 2 Jciv, J 71-'. It give-- Lot onir an iLi^rt^ting nirra- 
i-^« '.J '>. > j..^ «.f i;„i wortr./f;,^n, f..,t i;if,i'ir;r.Ja;;jr pfe,ef.L, mjr.v dcdfiiie (acts 
IH f'.ganl to hi.* native town, a.*, for in.staiice, the tai li.-,: for 1827. Appended 
J i a genealogical regi.iter giving the de&cent of JJeacou Allen, from Rev. Samnel 
Allen of Braiiitree, 1C32. 

The Mine genealogy is intended to be merely preliminary to a more complete 
history ^vhlch the writer hopes to issue. It follows the descendants of Thomas 
lliue, who settled in Milfurd in WAG, to tiie ninth generation, taking most 
thoroughly those branches of the family which remained in Connecticut. It is 
well arranged and has a good index. Barticularlv to be commended is the care- 
ful way in which definite references to authorities are given. 

This pamphlet is more valuable than most of its kind, because it contains ac- 
counts of the first two generations of the Bean family, supplemented by 
a.bstracts of early deeds and wills. John Bean, the immigrant, is said to be of 
bcutch descent, and to have settled in Exeter, N. II., about KJGO. 

This is a revlseil edition of the Farrington memorial, published in 1880. It 
Is well illustrated with half-tone pictures of the children of Deacon John Far- 
rington and their homes. The description of the coat of arms appearing in the 
former edition has been wisely omitted, as the right of this Farrington family 
to claim It has not yet been e.stablislied. 

This little pamphlet, in substantial and very attractive form, presents evi- 
dences of the revolutionary records of Captain Rudolph Neff, Ensign Aaron 
beout, and Major Thomas Smyth, Jr. It forms u valuable bui)plement to the 
Niit-iNeir History. 

This is in the form of two charts, enclosed in a neat cloth binding. Chart A 
gives the lir.-.t four generations of the descendants of Ilobert Ware, compiled 
Irom The Descendants of Uobert AVare of Dedlnini, by Miss Emma F. Ware. 
Chart B gives live more generations in the lino of Elisha Ware. In a separate 
list are given dates of births and deaths. The volume is embellished by illus- 
trations of the Elisha Ware homestead, a rei)rotluction of a ih'inX by Elisha 
Ware to his son-in-law, Josiah Ware, and facsimiles of Ware signatures. It 
also has an interesting map of a part of the Ulcl North Parish of Wrentham, 
Willi sites of Ware homes marked. It is arranged in a unique attractive form, 
and is more easily preserved tiian many charts.' 

The two pamphlets before us, intended to be the beginnings of a series of 
similar pamphlets, have laitl a good foundation for a satisfactory Beckwith 
genealogy. The llrst number gives some of the tlescendants of Matthew Beck- 
with (Hartford, Conn., 1015), togetiier witli accounts of allied families. The 
second number Is su])plemenLary, discussing doubtful j)oints and giving lines 
omitted in the llrst. The conservative attitude atlopted towaril traditional and 
unj)roved pedigree or incident is worthy of hearty commendation. The matter 
in each number is made accessible by a good index. 

lu pamplilet form, adorned with photogravures of William Bedlow Crosby 
and of Harriet Ashton Clarkson, his wife, with whose ancestry and desccmdants 
It deals, this reprint from tiie New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 
for October, lbSJ8, January, April and July, Iti'M, is well worthy of being 
perused and preserved. 

These suggestive sketches of the families of Bennett, Beers and Bentley are 
full of interesting data which Invite further research. The Bennett line begins 


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with Edward Bennett, "who settled in Weymouth about 1736; the Bentley line 
with WilHain Bentley, who was in Kingstown, R. I., before 167i) ; tlie Beers 
line Avith Jaines Beers, wliose son Antiioiiy settled at VVatertown in 164D. 

A c(jllecliou of ^enealogieal data of portions of tliri'e families from which 
the compiler received her name. The Winston line is most complute, tracing 
back to John Winston, who settled in New Haven about 1G47. Sume of the 
descendants of Jacob Bartholomew (b. 17;i7, d. 1805, Bristol, Ct.). are given, 
and a few of tlie descendants of Theoplulns Botsford (I). 1758, d. 1841). 

At its second reunion in 181)8 the Cox family muslcred one luHuh'eil and thirty- 
eight mendjers. That tlio interest in tlie association is well sustained is shown 
by the issue of the two |)amphlets now before us, on the early Cox families of 
New England. They continue the genealogy begun in tlie pamphlet issued in 
1S'J8, and discuss maiidy the early Coxes in Maine. For a search in England 
for the ancestry of William Cox of Beraaquid lifty dollars have already been 
contributed l)y mend)ers of the family. 

An account of some of the descendants of Nathaniel Merrill of Newbury, 
through his son John Merrill of Hartford, Connecticut, is accompanied by two 
charts. It is well arranged and printed on good paper. We may hope for 
more comi)lete results of the author's further investigations. 

Tlie rei)orts of the reuinons in 181)3 and in 18'JG of tlie Poor-Poore family give 
evidence of a sustained interest in the asisociatlon and in the purpose to have as 
comitlete a genealogy of the descendants of immigrants Samuel and Daniel as 
has already bei'ii made of John Poor. 

A reprint with some additiuns from the Snow genealogy in the Begister 
gives the descendants for three generations of Nicholas Snow, who came In the 
Ann in l(j2:5, and settled In Eastham in 1(!45. 

This reprint from the Ukoisj-kh for July, 1899, is a careful treatise, the scope 
of which is sulliciently shown by the title. 

The specimen of the Register I'lan is accompanied by a description of the 
plan used in arranging genealogies for publication in the Ricgistf.k. The plan 
was devised in 18G1) by Col. Albert H. Hoyt, tlien editor of the RiiGisriiiJ. It 
has i)een in use thirty years, ami has been approved by the best genealogists. 
It has beiiu descrilnul in the RiaJisTK.U for January, 1870, in connection with tiie 
Sherman fandly; in July, 188;} (Dean fanuly), in July, 189G (Perkins family), 
and again in October, 189'J, with the Stone family as an example. This last is 
now reprinted in pamphlet form. 

Tliis |)e(ligree, giving one line of descendants of Robert Barker of Plymouth 
and Marshlleld, is reprinted from the Rixhstku for ()ctol)er, 1899. The long 
list of autliorities cited seems to indicate that no pains have been spared to 
nnike the pedigree complete and accurate. 

Tlie fifth annual report of the directors of this association states that in pos- 
session of the director who has it in charge are more than three thousand 
names Iracetl to their ancestors — William Hills, immigrant of 1G32, Joseph 
Hills, Imnduruut of 1G38, and tlie sons of Jolm Hills, Avho came from Asliford- 
iii-Old to lUtslou ill New England, 1794-180G. The report contains an Interest- 
ing discussion of the early generations of the Joseph Hills Hue. 

An account of .John Fuller and his descendants to the third generation, 
gathereil mainly from the town and church records of Ipswich and the pro- 
bate records of Essex County, appeared In the Rkgistku for July, 1899. It is 
here reprinted lu pamplilet f(jrm. 

The ancestry of Hon. Bulkeley Edwards is here traced to David Edwards, 
who married in 1700 Mary Churchill of Wetherstleld, Conn. A brief synopsis 
of his ancestry on the maternal Bulkeley line is given, running back to Robert 
BulUeley, 1199. 

This interesting little memorial traces the descendants of Benjamin (born 
about 1657 in Salem), youngest son of Robert Fuller of Salem, 1G36, through 
the fourth generation, and In some lines as far as the eighth generatum. It has 
a comjilete Index of the Fuller and otiier names. In the case of the Fuller 
names the year of birth is given in the index. The author apparently intends 
to issue later accounts of the descendants of the other sons of Robert Fuller, 
namely, Jonathan, John and Samuel. 

An Interesting chart, giving six generations of descendants of John Barn- 
well, who came to Carolina from Dublin in 1701. It is Avell arranged and well 
printed. The addition of more dehnite dates would greatly Increase its value. 

130 Hecent Publications. [Jan. 

The Chamberlain Association was organized in 1897. It has Issued in these 
two piiniphlcts reports of all Its meetings, ineUuling tlie second annual one lield 
in August, lH'.)i). The membership now numbers nearly one hundred and llfty. 

An iKcount of some of tlio noted descen(hints of Hon. Tliouuis Cochran, wlio 
witli his faLlier Josepli and broLliers .lames and William came from the north 
of Ireland about 17(!1, and settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The facts are said 
to be derived chielly from parisli registers, biographical dictionaries, IJritish 
Army Lists and tombstones. It is written in a precise and entertaining style. 

While tradition is calkd upon to furnisli more than would be desired for an 
accurate history, yet many valuable facts are given in this account of the Saw- 
yer family. It deals mainly with the descendants of Thomas Sawyer, who 
settleii in Lancaster in 1G13. Tlie lack of an index is to be regretted. 

Six geneiations of the descendants of Tliomas Curtis are given in this little 
cliart. It is well arranged and printed on good paper. 

By llulh Wood Jloag, A.U., of Boston. 


Presented to the New-Enoi.anu Histouic Genkaloqical Society feom 
July 15 to Decemheu I, 1899. 

, , Prepared by Benjamin Davis Peyser. 

I. Publications written or edited bif metnbers of the Society. 

The Olcott Family of Hartford, Connecticut, in the line of Eunice (Olcott) 
Goodwill, IG39-1807. Compiled by Frank FarnsAvorth Starr for James J. Good- 
win. Hartford, Conn. 18'J'J. 8vo. pp. 84. 

Proceedings of tbe John Bean (1(JG0) Association at its Annual Reunion at 
Manchester, N. II., August 31, 1898. [Including a Bean Genealogy prepared by 
Hon. Josiah II. Drummond.] 8vo. pp. 9(j. 

John Fidler of Ipswich, Mass., 1(534. By Edward F. Everett, A.M., of 
Cand)ri(lge, Mass. [Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register for Jidy, 1899.] 8vo. pp. 7. 

Simon and Joan (Clarke) Stone of Watertown, Mass., and three Generations 
of their Descendants. P>y David H. Brown, A.B. [Reprinted from the New- 
Englanil Historical and Genealogical Register for July, 1899.] 8vo. pp. 8. 
Local History. 

Proceedings in observance of The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of 
the orgMMi/.ation of The First Cliureli in Lincoln, Massachusetts, August 21 and 
SepltuibiT -1, 1S98. Camiiridgc. 1899. 8vo. pp. 102. 

The First Boston Imprint. By Dr. Samuel A. Green, LL.D. [Reprinted from 
the ftlassachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, 1899.] Boston. 1899. 8vo. 
pp. 3. 

The Story of the Old White Meeting House in Whiting, Vt. By Rev. Edwin 
Sawyer Walker, A.M. Chicago. 1899. 8vo. pp. 22. 

The early records of the Town of Dedliam, Mass., 1672-1706. A complete 
transcript of the town meeting and selectmen's records contained in book live of 
the general records of the town, being volume live of the printed records of the 
town. By Don Gleason Hill. Dedham. 1899. 8vo. pp. 415. 

An Ecclesiastical Council held at Ciroton, Massachusetts, April 15, 1712. By 
Dr. Sanniel A. Green, LL.D. [Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massa- 
chuscais Historical Society for 1899. Boston. 1899.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

Biogr:ii)hical Sketch of Rev. Luther Farnham, A.M. By John Ward Dean, 
A.M. [liei)rinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register 
for Oct., 1«98.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

A Brief Sketcii of George F. Bemis of Lincoln, Massachusetts. Being an Ex- 
tract from the Sermon of Rev. E;lward G. I'orter at the One Hundred and 
Fiftir'th .\nuiversary of tlie Lincoln Church, Caml)riiige, 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

* 'I'lii.i list does not include publications which arc clsowhcro noticed, unless writtoa 
by a iiuiiil)i.r. 


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A Sermon commcnioratlvo of oiio liumlrod and fifty years of The First Church 
in Lincoln, Massacliusetts, delivered Si-pteinber 4, 181)8. Coiitainin>; l)lo;^r!i|»liical 
skc'tclies of tlie pastors and some of tlie citizens of tiie town. By Kev. Edward 
G. I'orter. Kei>rintcil from the proceed I n.!,fs. Cand)rid^e. 18'.)'.). 8vo. pj). 18. 

Lt. Col. Otho Hamilton of Olivestob, Lientemint-CJovernor of I'lacentia, Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel in the army, major of the 40tii re<;;iment of foot, member of the 
Nova Scotia Conneil from 1731 to 1744. His sons, t'aptain John and Lieutenant- 
Colonel Otho Ihunilton 2d, and his grandson. Sir Ralph Hamilton, Kt. By Uev. 
Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton.B.A. Halifax, N.S. 18'J'.). 8vo. pp. 22. 

II. Other I'ublicallona, 

Certain additional notes tonchinj? upon the subjects of Ignominious Pnnish- 
ments and of the Massachusetts Currency. By Andrew McFarland Davis. [Re- 
printed from tlie rroceediiiiis of the American Antiijuarian Society at the semi- 
annmil meeting, April 20, 18'J'J.] Worcester. IS'J'J. 8vo. pp. 'J. 
Local Iliitory. 

Ancient Pavings of remaqnid. By J. II. Cartland. 1899. 8vo. pp. 11. 

The Ciiureh at Market Scpnire. Read at a meeting in the Chapel of Market 
Square Presbyterian Church, Germanlown, rhiiadelphia, on Thursday Evening, 
Noveml)er 17, IS'.IS. By Henry S. Dotterer. [Reprinted from the Perkiomen 
]{ei:ion.] Phihulelphia. KS'.K). 8vo. i)p. 22. 

Winthrop Church, Boston. Anniversary Exercises,'May 29 and 81, 1898. 12mo. 

Count Rumford, a sketch. By Marian Thompson Hosraer. Boston. 1899. 
32nu). pp. 4. 

Dr. John Frank Pratt. By Charles E. Banks, M.D. [Reprinted from the 
New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, July, 1899.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

In Memory of Julius Dexter. September 23, 1840. October 21, 1898. Cinciu- 
nati. 1899. 8vo. pp. 38. 
Colleges and Schools. 

Phillips Academy, Andovcr, Mass. Preliminary List of Students. 1899-1900. 
8vo. pp. 14. 

Catalogue of Groton School, Groton, Mass., 1899-1900. Aver. 1899. IGmo. 

Acts relating to Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts, with the By-Laws 
of the Institution. Groton. 1899. 8vo. pp. 13. 

Olllcial Register of the OlUcers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, 
Wc'st I'oint, N. Y. June, 1899. 12mo. i)p. 39. 

Fourtii Annual Catalogue of FairnKMint (College, Wichita, Kansas, for the 
collegiate year, 1898-9, with annouhcenients for the year 1889-1900. Wichita. 
1899. 12mo. pp. 51. 

Exercises at the celebration of the Hftieth anniversary of the Putnam Free 
School, Ai)ril 12, 1898. Newburyport. 1899. 8vo. pp. 78. 
Socifdes and Institutions, 

The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Co., Massachusetts, 189(')-18',)7. To wiiich is appemled a List of Past 
C'ommanders and Preachers of Anniversary Sermons. Sermon by Rev. Stejdien 
II. Roliiin, D.I). 8vo. pp. 22H. 

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 
18;>8. lioston. 1899. 8v(). pp. 199. 

By-Laws of St. John's Lodge A. F. and A. M., Boston, Mass. Instituted July 
80, A. L. 5733, at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern, on King (now State) Street, Bos- 
ton. By James W. Allen. Boston. 1899. 12nn). pp. 1 IG. 

Collections of the Old Colony Historical Society, No. 6. Taunton. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 170. 

Bulletin of Excursions issued by the sub-committee on excursions and trans- 
portation, of the Committee of Arrangements appointed by the Congreiiational 
C'lub for the entertainment of the Seconil International Congregational (Jouncil, 
Boston, 20-28 September, 1899. Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp^ 19. 

Ye I'ilgrim His Hook wherein are written nniny tliyngs needful! to be known 
by ye I'ilgrim journeying to ye goodlye towne of I'linmuth for ye celebration of 
ye International C»Migregational Council on Fritlay yo 29"' day of September 
(N. S.) A. DM. 1899. Boston. 18'J9. 8vo. pp. 7. 

Ye Puritan His Book. Wherein are written many thyngs needfuU to be known 

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by ye puritan journeying to ye j?oocllye towne of salem for ye celebration of ye 
intei-natlonal congregational council, on Saturday ye 23'i day of September 
(N. S.) A.Dm. 18'J9. Boston. 18'Jt). 8vo. pp. 7. 

Tlie Boston Book, containing matter relating to tbe Second International 
Congregational Council, at Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A. * ♦ • Boston. 1899. 
12mo. pp. 2c52. 

Minutes of tbe Sixty-Second Anniversary of the Springfield Baptist Associa- 
tion held -with the Central Baptist Church, Springfield, Illinois, September 6 and 
7, 1890. Springfield. 1899. Svo. pp. 23. 

Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, for the year 1899. 
Part I. Boston. 1899. Svo. pp. 129. 

Transactions of the Massacliusetts Horticultural Society for the year 1896. 
Part III, being the list of accessions to the library during the year. Boston. 
1899. Hvo. 

Tlie Two Hundred and Sixty-Pirst Annual Record of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Co., Massachusetts, 189S-1S99. Sermon by Rev. William K. Hall, 
D.D. Boston. 1899. Svo. pp. 138. 

Transactions of the .\labanni Historical Society, 1S97-1898. Edited by Thomas 
McAdory Owen, secretary. Vol. II. Tuscaloosa. 1898. Svo. pp. 201. 

Annual Report of the Ontario Historical Society, 1899. Toronto. 1899. Svo. 
pp. (10. 

Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Harvard Club of New Yory City, with 
the List of t)mcers and Members. New York. 1899. IGmo. pp. 102. 

Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Secend Series. Vol. 
Xn. 1897-1899. Published at the charge of the Peabody Pund. Boston. 
1899. Svo. pp. 521. 

Dedication of the Pogg Library at South Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 14, 1S98. 
Svo. pp. 42. 

Eleventh Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State 
Histoi-ical Society, for the period from November 1, 1896, to November 1, 1898. 
Topeka. 1898. 'Svo. pp. 186. 

The Story of the Pirst Meeting House built in 1634-5 by the First Church, 
gathered at Salem, July and August, 1629. Published by the Essex Institute. 
Salem. 1897. IGmo. pp. 31. 

Transaction No. 53. The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. 
Manitoba Birds of Prey, and the small mammals destroyed by them. By A. E. 
Atkinson. Winnipeg. 1899. Svo. pp. 16. 

Transaction No. 54. The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. 
Historical sketch of the Charitable Institutions of Winnipeg. By Mrs. George 
Bryce. Winnipeg. 1899. Svo. pp. 31. 

The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Annual Report for the 
year 1898. Winnipeg. 1899. Svo. pp. 23. 

Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting, 
June 17, 1899. Boston. 1899. Svo. pp. 46. 

C:ipt. Johnson Moulton's Company. The first to leave the district of Maine In 
the Revolution. Read before tlie Maine Historical Society, Jan. 26, 1899. By 
Nathan Coold. Svo. pp. 8. 

Annual Report of Essex Institute for the year ending May 15, 1899, with the 
charter antl by-laws of the society. Salem. 1899. Svo. pp. 60. 

Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, for the years 1S9G-98. 
Vol. \. Halifax, N. S. 1899. Svo. pp. IGO. 

Rep"i't of the Boston Young Men's Christian Union, for the year ending 
March 31, 1899. Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp. 147. 

I'roceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its Forty-Sixth 
Annual Meeting held I)eceml)rr 8, 1898, and of the State Historical Convention 
held Fcl)ruary 22 ami 23, 1899. Published by Authority of Law. IMadisou. 
1899. Svo. pp. 230. 

Annual Report of The Connecticut Historical Society. Reports and Papers 
presented at the Annual Meeting, May 23, 1899. Also a list of olllcers and mem- 
bers and of donations for the year. Hartford. 1899. Svo. pp. 4G. 

The Register of the Lynn Ilistorlcal S(xiety, Lynn, Massachusetts, for tho 
year IS'.IS. Lynn. 189!). Svo. pp. 50. 

St. .Inlni's Day, Monday, June 24, A.L. 5889, A.D. 1889. Dedication of the 
New Masonic Temple of North Star Lodge, No. 8, Lancaster, N. H. Including 
the aiklress of Bro. Henry O. Kent, Past Master. Boston, 1889. Svo. pp. 112. 


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U. S, Govenimetit, State and Municipal Publications , 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. [Vol. V.] 
Boston. 1^'J'J. 8vo. pp. 1)61). 

Census of the Conmionwealth of Massachusetts, 181)5. Prepared under the 
direction of Horace G. Wadlin, chief of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor. 
Vol. HI. Popuhition and social statistics. Boston. 18Ui). 8vo. 5!)7. 

Chissiticatiou and Catalogue of tin; Library of tlie Massachusetts State Board 
of .Vuriculture. Prepared l;y Frederick II. Fowler, IJ. Sc. Boston. 181)1). 
8vo. pp. 12'). 

Acts ami liesolves passed by the General Court of Massachusetts in the year 
18i)'.). Boston. 1801). 8vo. pp. 1)02. 

(lonnecticut State BoartI of Agriculture. Descriptive Catalogue of Farms in 
Connecticut for Sale. By T. S. Gold. August, 181)1). Second Edition. Hart- 
ford. 181)1). 8vo. pp. (J2. 

The Inter-Generation Period. By Cliarles II. Chandler. (From the transac- 
tions of tlie Wisconsin Acaiiemy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Vol. XII. pp. 
41)1)501.) Madison. 181)1). 8vo. pp. 5. 


Capt. Samuel Worthington Dewey died 
in Philadelphia, June 9, 1899. His 
special distinction is the during feat 
perfoimed by him in early iiianliood, 
viz., the decapitation of the Andrew 
Jackson figurehead of the Constitution, 
in 18H. lie was the son of Capt Sam- 
uel Madan Dewey, of tlie 3d U. S. 
Artillery, commanding officer at Fort 
'NVarren in tlie war of 1812, and was 
born at Fubnouth, Mass., Feb. 4, 1807, 
but came when he was tliree years old, 
Mitli his parents, to Boston, which be- 
came his home. At thirteen lie went 
to scH, and had commanded several ves- 
sels by tlie time he reiiclied twenty-eight, 
his age when he performed the famous 
exploit fissociatetl with his name. The 
eoinmaiulrtnt of the Chailestown Navy 
Yartl, a siipi)ovter of Anibew Jackson, 
had substituted for the allegorical tig- 
urehcad of the reconsinieted frigate 
C(>nstitutit)n a statue of the President. 
I apt. Dewey, an iirdent Wliig, felt in 
the I'ulli'st nuasnre the iiiilignation of 
his fellow paiti.sans, and resolvi'd to 
avenge tin; inMull. (Jhoosing a stormy 
niglit, lie set off in a boat alone, and 
reaching tlie ship undiscovered, sawed 
off the head of the image after three 
hours' labor, and brought it with him 

Capt. Dewey never again went to sea. 
For twelve years he was a broker in 
New York, and in 184.}, having amass- 
ed a modciate fortune, he purchased 
land in North Carolina and devoted his 
attention to mineralogy. Jlis last years 
■were spent in Philadelphia. His visits 
to his boyhood's home, however, were 

regular, and during one of them, in the 
year 1873, he met by appointment at 
the rooms of the New-England Histo- 
ric Genealogical Society, 18 Somerset 
St, Mr. Samuel Adams Drake, the 
author of " Historic Fields and Man- 
sions of Middlesex." Here Capt. Dew- 
ey related to Mr. Drake, in the presence 
of John \\'ar<l Dean, the libraiian of 
that society, an account of his exploit. 
Mr. Drake preserves a record of the 
interview, in his " Historic Fields and 
Mansions of Middlesex," pages 41 to 44. 
Capt. Dewey was proud of his re- 
lation.ship to Admiral Dewey. The 
Captain's grandfather was brother to 
the Admiral's gieat-grandfatlier. Their 
common ancestor was Simeon Dewey, 
of Lebanon, Conn., born May 1, 1718. 
Tlie descent of the Admiral is: Simeon, 
William, Simeon, Julius Yenians, 
George. The tJaptain's descent is : Si- 
meon. Benoni, Samuel Madan, Samuel 
Wortliington. Capt. Dewey was never 
married. — liij Frederic IVtlturd I'arko, 

John Euwauu (jahdnku, Esq., of E.xeter, 
N. II., died in that town, .Monday morn- 
ing, August 21, 189i), aged 04. He was 
the head of the oldest mercantile house 
in Exeter, and his length of service as 
a business man there was one of the 
longest. He was born at Exeter, Janu- 
ary 13, ISii-'), and was graduated at 
Harvard C(dlege in 18-)G. The death 
of his fatluT in 18.J7 ri'ealled him from 
Chicago, wlilther he had gone willi the 
intenti(m of tliere beginning a mercan- 
tile career, to Exeter, wlicre, as the only 
surviving son, he inherited the business 


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esiablished by his great grandfather in 
1770, with which the great graiulsou 
was cuiiiiccted more tluin forty-two 

Mr. Oardner served eight terms as 
treasurer of his native town, and was 
moderator from 18^3 till the time of his 
death, lie was a])pointed by Governor 
Biisiel a member of tlie police com- 
mission in 1895 for four years, and re- 
appointed by Governor lloUins for the 
full term of six years. 

Of semi-public trusts many had been 
accepted by him. He was a trustee of 
llobmson Seminary for hix years, and 
for nineteen years its treasurer, as also 
treasurer of the Academy for six years ; 
he was besides director of the National 
Granite State Bank, and likewise of the 
Exeter Banking Company. Every office 
of the First parish has been tilled by 

Mr. Gardner married, January 13, 
1875, Miss Mirian S. Nightingale, of 
Boston, wiro survives him, together 
with three sons. 

Unali'eeted, genial, liberal, of well- 
trained and many-sided abdities, he 
has left vacant a 'ph^ce which Exeter 
with difficulty will fill.— &'e Exeter News- 
Letttr, Auj. 25, 1899. 

Mrs. Elvira Aumenius (Wright) Wil- 
liams, widow of Hinckley Williams of 
Goshen, Mass., died Nov. 3, 1899, while 
on a visit to her son-in-law, Lucius M. 
Boltwood, in Grand llapids. Mich. She 
was born in Pownal, Vt., July 19, 1808, 
the eleventh, youngest, and last surviv- 
ing cliild of Hon. Solomon and Eunice 
(Jewett) Wright of that town. Her 
lather, Solomon Wright, was a very 
prominent man in his county and state, 
representing it in the legislature eight 
years, was judge of the county court 
three years, and judge of the probate 
court. Of Judge Wright, Gov. Hiland 
Hall of Bennington, an intimate friend, 
says in the Vermont Ilislorieal Maijaziw, 
" lie was gifted with a sound judgment 
and hue natural abilities. He often 
appealed as an advocate before referees 
ami »\uUtors, and in justices' courts, 
disi)laying great skill l)olh in manage- 
ment "and argument, anil sometimes 
rising t(j a surpassing eloiiueuce." Slie 
came tluongli a long line of Northamp- 
ton ai\cestors. Her descent from Dea. 
Samuel Wriglit runs through Samuel 
Jr., Jost'ph and Sanuiel. In the mater- 
nal line she was descended from the 
Lymans, Sheldons, Kings, and Bolt- 
wooils, all prominent fanulies in llamp- 
ehire county. She was a second cousin 
of the illustrious (Jov. Silart Wright of 

New York, who was born in Amherst, 
Mass., May 24. 1795. Samuel Wright, 
grandfather of Governor Wright, and 
his brother Charles, grandfather of Mrs. 
Williams, about 1742, settled on con- 
tiguous farms about four miles north 
of tlie centre of Amherst. There Samuel 
continued to reside until his death, 
while Charles, about 1762, removed to 
Pownal, Vt., where he died Dec. 23, 
1793, at the age of 74 years. His wife 
was Ruth, eldest daughter of Solomoa 
and Mary (Pantry, born Norton) Bolt- 
wood, to whom he was married by llev. 
David Parsons on the 19th of October, 

The early education of Mrs. Williams 
was obtained at the schools of Pownal 
and at the academy in Bennington, Vt., 
and she was for a short time a teacher 
in her native town. January 9, 1833, 
she married Hinckley, son of John and 
Mercy (Weeks) Williams of Goshen, 
and came with him to the house in 
which lie was born, where, with occa- 
sional short absences, they spent the 
fifty- live years of their loving, trusting, 
and happy married life. There are a 
few now living who recall the charming 
personality ot this be:iutiful young bride 
when she came to Goshen. She entered 
at once into the business life of lier 
husband, and was his able assistant 
ill the store and post office, so that she 
was well known to all the people in 
Goshen and the surrounding towns, 
and was a favorite with them. Her own 
mind being of a superior cast, she not 
only embraced every opportunity to 
improve herself by reading, but endea- 
vored to arouse a like enthusiasm in 
others, and counted nothing too great a 
sacritice that her own children and 
others mi^ht receive a good education. 
She deliglited in making her home 
beautiful and attractive, a home of hospi- 
tality and kindness. Here her industry, 
frugality and good judgment were pro- 
verbial, and she was a pattern in all 
womanly and housewifely virtues. 

Her presence was reserved and retir- 
ing, yet commanding, and her will was 
law to those wllo loved her. The motto, 
'• Great is the gift of silence," was hers, 
therefore she was "swift to liear, slow 
to speak, slow to wrath," an<l she is not 
known to have ever had an enemy. 

Her last days, bpent with her entire 
family in the home of her devoted and 
' niinistering children, grandchiUlren and 
great-grandchildren, were days of hap- 
piness and rest. The grace of her pre- 
sence was a pleasure to everyone whom 
slie met, and the liouse she has left 
seems, by her loss, deprived of its crown 
of glory. 

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By William Heukick Gkifkith, Esq., of Albauy, N. Y. 

By the passiug froiu earth of George Rogers Howell, M.A., 
Archivist of the State of Kew York, who died at Albany, IS'. Y., 
.'»Mril 5, IbUy, the world of history, literature and genealogy 
iiiu(K-ns the loss oi' an author of nute, the city of Albany a repre- 
t-.i iiti;(;/e and public spirited citizen, and the State a trusted and 
\,!. :.:• ^cial. 

1-. i ,! >uutluun})ton, Long Island, the home of his honored an- 
^■.(■Mi'i- , generations, on dime 15, IHi'iB, the history, annals and 
V. ch'ii. of the place were to him, all through his lil'e, matters of 
d rp and lasting interest, taking, as he did, an honest pride in the 
i.u't that his ancestor, I'Ahvard Howell, lett Marsh (libl)on, liuekiiig- 
hamshlre, lOngland, came to America in IGoU, and after obtaining 
a grant of six hundred acres near Lynn, INlass., became the leader 
of those sturdy colonists who made the first English settlement in 
the State of ISew York, at Southampton, about dune 15, 1G40. 
That Edward Howell must have been a man of good family in the 
land of his birth, would a[)pear from the fact that we find record of 
his using arms to which he was entitled, which same armorial blazon 
can yet be seen carven upon the old gravestone in the Southampton 
cemetery, erected to the memory of his son. Major John Howell, 
who died in lGL)(j, as well as upon many other Howell gravestones 
in the same cemetery. This device, the arms of the Howell branch 
to which JSlr. Howell belonged, is described : Gules, three towers 

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triple towered, argent. Crest: Out of a ducal crown or, a rose 
argent Httdked and leaved vert, between two wings, indorsed of the 

]\Ir. Howell was the eldest son of Charles Howell, born Sept. 9, 
1801, died Dec. 8, 1888, and Mary Rogers (daughter of Capt. 
Matthew and liuth (Sayre) Rogers), born Aug. 2G, 1806, died 
Aug. 1, 1867. The Rogers, Sayre and Howell families were re- 
presentative ones of Suflblk County then, as they are today, and 
Charles Howell was a man highly respected and Avell known in 

Charles was the son of Capt. Oliver Howell of Southampton, 
Long Island, b. 1764, d. 1805 (m. \1\)-1 Mehetable, dau. of 
Stephen Rogers), captain N. Y. militia; son of Zebulon of South- 
ampton, b. 1721, d. 1811 (m. Joanna, dau. of John and Joanna 
Howell) ; son of Zebulon of Soutliampton, b. 1694, d. 1761 (m. 
Amy, dau. of Samuel Butler) ; son of Josepli of Southampton, b. 
1651, d. 1734 (m. Lydia Stocking of Connecticut) ; son of Edward 
of Southampton, b. in England in 1626, d. 1699 (m. 1st. Mary, 
dau. of Rev. Robert Fordham ; 2d, Mary, dau. of Richard Bryan 
of Milford) ; son of Edward of Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, 
England, bapt. 22 July, 1584, d. 1655, came to America 1639 
(m. Frances , b. d. July 2, 1630) ; son of Henry of Eng- 
land, who died there July 7, 1586 ; son of William Howell of We- 
don. County of Bucks, England, who died 1557 (m. Anne Hamp- 

Mr. Howell commenced his education in the district school, en- 
tering next the Academy at Soutl»am})lon. Ilti early in life mani- 
fested a strong love for books, and after due preparation at the 
Academy entered tlie Sophomore class of Yale College, winch was 
then under the presidency of Theodore 1). AV'oolsey, D.D., assisted 
by Professors Silliman, Olmsted and Hadlcy. He entered college 
in 1851 at the age of eighteen, graduating in 1854. After gradu- 
ation he spent several years in teaching in academies, continuing in 
private, however, those studies most congenial to him, especially the 
sciences and languages. Having in the s[)riiig of 1861 decided to fit 
himselfibr the Christian ministry, ^Ir. Howell entered in the month of 
September of that year the Rrinceton Theological Seminary, from 
which he graduated, and innnediately devoted himself to ministerial 
work as stated supply of the Presbyterian Church at Moscow, Living- 

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ston Co. , N. Y. About this time an event occurreil wlueh turned the 
whole course of his future career and caused him to finally choose a 
literary life. As we have said before, anything; pertaining to South- 
ampton or Suffolk County and its interests gained the enthusiastic 
attention of Mr. Howell. While engaged in study and later, in the 
midst of his ministerial duties, yet he was a constant contributor to 
the newspapers and periodicals of Long Island, so that when, in 
18G5, the 225th anniversary of the settlement of Southampton was 
to be' celebrated, it was but a natural thing for Southampton to 
select Mr. Howell to deliver the historical address, which was so 
well received that in 1«6G it was printed under the title of "Tiie 
Early History of Southampton, Long Island, with Genealogies," 
N. Y., 18GG. A second edition of this work was demanded in 1887, 
and the books were all spoken for before the publishers could deliver 
them. AVhcn this work was commenced by the author, no history 
of the ancient town had ever been written except a brief mention in 
Thompson's "Long Island," and there existed nothing concerning 
the past except a roll of loose leaves, once a book, wliich no town 
clerk for generations had been able to read, and which after a long 
period of study and careful research was deciphered and made plain 
by Mr. Howell. He also published about this time a "Genealogy 
of the Parsons Fanuly." 

In 18G5 the fame of Mr. Howell as a student and a scholar was 
known in the West, and he was offered the presidency of a college 
in Iowa, but his engagements compelled him to decline. He taught 
lit Tottstown, l*a., in 18(;7 ; was princii)al of boys' school at South- 
ampton in 18G'J, and. at Lakeville, Ct., in 1870 and 1871. In 
1872, at the suggestion of Dr. S. B. Woolworth, he was asked, on 
account of his s^viU and linguistic abilities, to accept the position 
of Assistant Librariian of the New York State Library at Albany. 
During the illness and upon the death of Dr. Homes, the duties of 
acting^librarian, as well as assistant, fell to Mr. Howell, and he 
madc^himself invaluable. His peculiar abilities here found full scope 
for action, possessing as he did natural talent in cataloguing and 
arrangement, a most intimate knowledge of books in general, while 
his suggestions with regard to the purchase of suitable and de- 
sirable volumes were of great value in developing the resources of 
the immense collection of books and MSS. owned by the State. 
Some years after, his worth was recognized in this connection by 

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his anpolntiDent as State Archivist, which position he filled until 
the time of his death; his services to the State occupy a space ot 
over twenty-seven years. He was an expert in translating and de- 
cipherino- curious and indistinct sentences and expressions in all lan- 
guages, "and his decisions were accepted by the highest authorities 
on such matters without question. 

It was while in the performance of his duties here that he pub- 
lished an elaborate "History of Albany and Schenectady Counties," 
which was the result of years of hard labor, and which is today a 
lasting monument to his memory. 

Mr Howell was for over fifteen years Secretary of the Albany In- 
stitute, founded in 17iKi, and during his long and faithful service to 
tliis or..«anization delivered many able addresses before that learned 
body, which are published in their " Transactions," and many of 
which attracted the attention of leading newspapers and periodicals 
throughout the State. Some of the more notable of these papers 
were ^"Heraldry in England and America," "Who Opened the 
Port of Japan? A Lost Chapter of History Recovered," " Crypto- 
oruphy, a Relic of the Civil War," " Shakespeare or Bacon? " "The 
Onen Polar Sea," " Evidence of the French Discoveries m New 
York previous to the Colonization of the Dutch," " Heraldry in the 
New Capitol at Albany," " The Dark Day of 1883," " Linguistic 
Discourses," " African Explorations," " Pre-Columbian Discoveries 
of America by the Welsh," " The Original Meaning of English and 
Dutch Surnames of New York State Families," " Epitome of Albany 
History," and many others. 

Mr. Howell assisted in organizing and founding as a charter mem- 
ber the "Order of Founders and Patriots of America," and recog- 
ni/in..- his prominence as an authority on the History of America 
his compatriots elected him to be their Historian-General, which 
position he held until he died. Aside from his natural interest m 
the principles for which this Order stood, he was proud also to be 
the representative in it of his colonial ancestor, Edward Howell, 
and his Revolutionary sires, Stephen Rogers and Captain Abraham 
Sayre. A few years belore his death he delivered an address before 
the N Y. Society, which attracted such wide attention over the 
country that it was ordered published and distributed to members 
and to libraries over the land. The subject of this^address was :. 
" L)ate of the Settlement of the Colony of New York." 



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1000.] George Roger a Howell. 130 

The University of Yale, in 1885, eonforred upon Mr. IIowcll 
the degree of ]\I.A. While many applied to him the title of "Rev- 
erend," he seldom made use of it, nor of his other honorary appel- 
lation, and only a day or two previous to his deatii, upon being 
asked by a stranger where he obtained his degrees, he answered 
the question by a comment made to Ids wife, in the quiet of his 
home, saying : " I think when an entire city gives me a title it is 
as great an iionor to bear it as when conferred by a college." 

During the last years of his life he gave to the world a clever 
work of fiction, entitled " Noah's Log Book," which at once de- 
manded a second edition, soon also exhausted. At the time of his 
death he had ready for the press a delightful book for children, 
which he regarded as his best work. Among his poetical writings, 
"Hail to the Flag" received national recognition. 

Besides the Ncw-Kngland Historic (Genealogical Society and the 
two organizations already mentioned above in which he was an 
honored officer, Mr. Howell Avas a member of the " Troy Scientific 
Association," " The New York Historical Society," " New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society," " Historical Society of 
Peimsylvania," "Historical Society of Wisconsin," "The Colonial 
Soiaety of Southam[)ton Town " (which is to place a memorial 
tablet, perpetuating his services, in some public [)lace in Southamp- 
ton), and many others. 

In j\Iarch, 1868, Mr. Howell was married to Miss Mary Cath- 
erine Seymour, daughter of Norman and Frances Hale (Metcalf) 
Seymour of Mount Morris, Livingston County, N.Y. IMrs. Howell, 
as wt.'ll as her husl)and, is well known in the literary and social 
world, and has be(>n especially active in [)rosecuting the cause of 
woman sutfrage. One sou, Seymour, died while a student at Har- 
vard University in March 1801. 

IMr. Howell's last illness was very brief, of scarcely forty-eight 
hours' duration. The cause of death was ty[)hoid-pneumonia, but 
he passed away without experiencing pain or regret, and in the hope 
of a glorious immortality. 

Peculiarly modest and retiring of disposition, it is hard to find 
any complete record of his services to the v/orld from any of his 
books or papers. He disliked extremely the fulsome praise of his 
achievements by a public which did not always understand his work 
and methods. As one of his dear friends said over his lifeless 

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form : " ITcrc was a man who spent all his life as a lover of books 
and among them. He knew their very sonls, not alone their out- 
ward forms. AVhat higher mission can come to any human being 
than to stand before the incoming generations and pass to them the 
things that are great? We stand before what is left of one who 
loved beauty. He sought in whatever form he might to express the 
beauty of God's work. He was so modest that we knew not his 
varied and many attainments." 

For years j\lr. Howell was an intellectual and moral force in the 
life of Albany. He gave an impulse to culture, to Christian good- 
ness and to a spiritual faith, which will long survive him. The 
world takes the fragrance of his personality into its memory and its 


; By James Frothinguam IIunnewell, A.M., of Charlestown, Mass. 

The name Hunnewell, variously spelled or misspelled during some 
centuries past, is unconunon in England, and yet it appeared there 
long ago in lully two dozen places, nearly all in the southern coun- 

For fjenerations nothinsi: about it there seems to have been known, 
at least |)ublicly, in America, until the writer's research, a long one, 
tiiat, besidt's an interest of its own, may Ix; a help in showing per- 
sons similarly occu[)ied how the long unknown can be found, lor the 
Mriter .started without a clue. !>}' this reticarch he has gathered 
enough to make a vi)lume, but he will not now attempt to present 
the material. He will only mention some bearers of the name, and 
tell the story of his own innnediate family — which has never yet 
been fully told, and incorrectly in the few places where it has been 

A hunt for an ancestor, or somebody who might prove to be one, 
can be very pretty sport in old England. Of course there generally 
first must be research, usually a good deal of it, and then may come 
travel, that is more delightful, however interesting documents may 
have been. The writer can hardly wish any one a more charming 
excursion than his when he first saw his family name on an old 
monument in the old home-land. 

A neat victoria with a liveried driver and a good horse, a sort 
of conveyance not apt to be found by a traveller in minor places out 
of England, took him six or eight miles west of Exeter. The way 


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was over high ridges, down deep into vales, steep for that country, 
or anywhere else, and then higher land with a njagn.fieeiit park was 
reached. Farther on, still l.y a narroNV lane-hke road peculiarly 
En<rlieh, there is a wide and inagnitleent view-deep uito and ar 
ove"' a -reat vale to the distant heights of Dartmoor crowned by 
Heytor? Nestled on the swell of laud, and just as huglish as all 
else, is a hamlet with little old thatched houses and an even older 
church, not large and yet not small. 

It is Ashton in Devon, a place that through its long litetime has 
been apart from the world. The church is Perpcndicuar, rough- 
cast, with a square western tower, and is, also i.i the old Lnghsh 
way surrounded by its burial ground. Internally there are hye 
bays, a couple of aisles, a barrel vault, and most notableof all, in 
front of the altar, an open carved wooden screen, well designed and 
evidently old, having along its base thirty-two panels, in eadi ot 
which, also ohl, is a curious painting of a saint. 1 he storms ot the 
Ucforniation do not seem to have reached this peaccJul spot. 1 er- 
hans ten feet inside the porch door there is in the aisle pavement a 
crrey stone, some five by three feet in size. On the upper part is 
bolted a smooth brass plate bearing, along with a litt e ornament, 
an inscription in black letters, all clean and in good order : 

-In Death is Lyfe | Ukau L>jcth | Willyam IIonny | will G son 


November Ano | Domini | l614." 

By his will, where he is spelled PTonnywell and is styled gentle- 
man, he directs that he shall " be buried in the parish church of 
Ayshton and be covered with a faire marble stone and to be engraved 
in brass. The sonne of the said Matthews & Joane. lie result 
of his direction remains, as is seen, to our times. His wdl, a copy 
of which is beside the writer, shows that he was a good substantial 
man with relatives and friends in the region where he hved. 

JNInny who bore his name-spelled in most of the ways that 
could be invented-three of these on his will and brass plate— were 
scattered throughout Devon in the sixteenth and seventeenth cen- 
turies, most of them quiet persons of various occupations, including, 
as was apt to be the case in that country, some who were husband- 
men or were sea-faring. Many of them were of moderate means, 
but, notably, several left money I'or the iioor iu their iie.ghborhoods. 
The writer has not searched, or guessed, back to Bosworth iUeid, 
let alone Hastings; nor has he tried to develope certain spelling on 
the Koll of liattle Abbey ; this lovely Devon land seems good enougli 
for anyone to hail from, and start from. . -,- i i 

The name, as already remarked, appears elsewhere in England, 
yet its infrequency is in a degree proved by the London Directory, 
where for years it was not to be ibund. There are, however, sev- 
eral entries of it during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in 
the records of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and in the eighteentli it 

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W!i8 in a frrcat city house. Copies of all references to it in these 
places, known to exist, are a part of the writer's collections already 
ineiitioned. One portion may reach the eastern counties, and is as 
foHows : 

" INlary daughter of ... . Honeywell and relict of ... . Hawkins 
married as licr second luiKbaiid C'a|)tain Richard Hill of Yarmouth co. Nor- 
folk an eminent Seaman in the Service of the Duke of York afterwards 
.lames the 2nd. 

" She had two daughters and coheirs viz : Christian wife of Sir John 
Leake Kn'' Vice Admiral of (}reat BritisMi, and Elizabeth wife of Captain 
Stephen .Martin Leake." 

These entries, while interesting as showing a possible diffusion 
of the name, are too late (latter part of the seventeenth century.) 
to lead to a person who carried it to New b^ngland. 

After making note it seems of all wdio bore the name in old Eng- 
land for a hundred vears, an entry was found that appears to be the 
link between the old and the new lands. 

In the Register of the Parish of St. Andrew, Phjmouth, Devon, 
is tlie entry : 

'' Ambuosk Himniwell and Jane Homes were married on the first day 
of November, H)59." 

This entry is remarkable as the only one of an Ambrose in the 
full collection just mentioned, and, uidike a great many others, he 
ajtpears to have left no indication of children or of will in England. 

While it is (piite ])r()l)able that the above was not a "church wed- 
ding," St. Andrew's Plymouth is an interesting place to associate 
with a parting from tlie old world, b'ronting an oblong s(juarc 
wlierc the civic buildings are, it presents a large tower and grey 
stone walls with granite quoins and window cases. The int(!rior, 
clear fron\ end to end, has three aisles of nearly ecpial height, 
ar<'adc:^ with slender pillars, and vaults barrel-form j)ancllcd. Near- 
ly all the windows have colored glass, and there are many nn)nu- 
ments along the walls. The prevailing style is Perpendicular. It is 
a church worthy of an ancient and renowned port, and it is as far 
as well can be very English. 

Two years later the name Amhrofse is found in New England, 
then and there also aj)parently unique. There cannot be two unicpies ; 
it seems that they must be one person. 

"In 16(51, Ambrose' Hunnewell from whom the point at the Fort 
takes its name, resided at the lower end of Sagadahock." (Me. 
Hist. Soc. II, 193.) June 25, 1(362, he bought land on the Sada- 
dahock river (Indenture). AI)out 1671, he was living on islet 
called Ilonniwclls Point ( De[)()sition) . A year later he appears to 
have signed a petition to Massachusetts (M. II. Soc, V, 2-10), and 
eJuly 2l', 1674, to have been a grand juror at a court at Pemaquid 
(Do., 2d S., IV, 345), also, April D, 1688, a selectman. 


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This " ITunnGwcH's Point" on the western shore of the mouth 
of the Kennchoc river in Maine appears to ha the land first associ- 
ated with the writer's ancestors in America. It is shown on the 
hirger maps of the State, and distinctly on the cliart of the United 
States Coast Survey (No. ^, 1858), which also shows "Ilunniwcll's 
Beach" along the open sea in the neighborhood. No. 2, 1858, 
shows bearings, and No. 4, 18()1, is still clearer and more minute. 

The site is ])romiiicntly associated with the very early history of New 
England. Here was the first considerable attempt at settlement, 
that of the Pophani (A^lony, in August, UiO? (described iti the Memo- 
rial of it, 137, etc.). It was "on the peninsular . . called by the 
Indians Sabino, but now bearing the l^^nglish name of IluuneweU's 
Point." (Me. Hist. Soc, I, 2SJ). The colony continued there 
about a year (Do., V., 330). One ship with colonists sailed from 
Bristol (Memoriid, 140), and nuist have brought West of I<]ngland 
])eo|tle, some ol' whom uuist have later helped to spread news about 
the iu"w country. Strni-hey gives farther iiiformntion (Mass. Hist. 
Soc. (\)ll's, IV, i., 23!l-l()). 

This Point is a dozen or more miles south of Bath, and can be 
reached by a pleasant steamboat excursion. It presents a great 
ledge of [)ale granite I'ock with grass and abundant shrubs on the 
sides. A long curved beach extends westward ; on the other hand 
is the Kennebec. T^'om the crest of the rock, site, it is said of the 
earliest fort, there is a arcat view all around south over the sea. 
Northward is lower, or better, land, and, on a low ledge projecting 
into the river. Fort Popham with two stories of granite casemates, 
chiefly dating from the time of the Civil War, unfinished, and a 
monument of an obsolete and expensive style of work. It is said 
to be the third fort on the spot. Altogetlier the scenery and view 
here are exceptionally imposing. 

However good the country hereabouts may now be, it was in the lat- 
ter part of the seventeenth century trying enough. Church says (II, 
5(1), that by 1()89, "the Kennebeek and Eastern Indians with their 
confederates" made war against the English in Maine, New Hamp- 
shire and Massachusetts, and forces were sent against them, includ- 
ing the famous captain himself. According to the Massachusetts 
Archives (107, -12), "The Inhabitants of Kennybcck Iliuer and 
Sackadlhock Island" petitioned the C/Ouncil of Massachusetts for 
help, styling thcnjselves "Your poor and humble Petitioners, being 
in a sad dei)lorable condition the Army being called home ... the 
most of our houses being now att this Instant in a fHame." Hence 
they desired "a speedy supply of men." On July 11th there was 
an attack near Lieut. HunniweH's garrison. (This was Richard 
H., of Scarborough, of whom more elsewhere.) Jnly 20th, a 
Charles Hunnewell was killed by (he Indians. 

Amhijosi:' had children, I hey wcih; born, an<l they lived, al- 
though there seem to be no extant records of their births and order. 


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Tlie early IMaine records had a hard time between dispersion or 
destruction during the devastating French and Indian Wars. Still, 
evidence <|uite as good exists elsewhere, and was in time found. 

Naturally these children, like a great many other persons of their 
region, moved southward to peace and security. In Boston, 1(581, 
appears on the tax-list an Ambrose — the first note of him there ; in 
1G88, were a Stephen and a liichard, tiie latter also in lG8i). Of a 
sister Mary there is later evidence. In 1698, at Charlestown, first 
appears the writer's direct ancestor Charles. Years later, the rela- 
tionshij) of all these five is found clearly on record. 

Av/bro,s(i, at lioston in 1731, de[)oscd that about 1671 "he lived 
witli his Parents n{)on an Islet calh'd Ilcjnniwcll's Point on the 
West Side of the Mouth of Kenebeck River." April 16, 1719, he, 
of Boston, signs "llec'* of my brother Stej)hen Hunnewcll " pay 
for his (Stephen's) interest in lands " on ye Soutii Part of Sagadehoc 
Tiivcr," including certain "made over unto my Father Ambrose 

JSfitnj (AVhitin) of Boston, "widdow," conveys to her brother 
Stephen Ilunniwell of Boston, Fisherman, her interest in the same, 
at the same date. (Stephen's pursuits are further shown in accounts 
of his death, that will be given hereafter by the writer.) 

Itlchard Ilonnywell of Boston, conveyed same to "my well- 
beloved li rot her Stephe)i Ilonnywell of Boston, Marriner." June 
24, 1747, Richard Ilunniwell of Boston, N. E., mason, "being 
aged," made his will. He gave to the ministers, Mr. Webb (Rev. 
John, New North Ciiurch, 1714-50), and Mr. Eliot (Rev. Andrew, 
Do., 1742-78), £10. each, and made becjuests to brother Charles's^ 
widow (lie cL Dec. 14, 1737), and to brother Charles's children, 
especially naming Richard and Mary (living in 1747). Also £10. 
"to my Nephew Stephen" (a son of the above Stephen). 

Thus appear Ambrose of Kennebec, and his five children (of 
whose nmnber, etc., there is further evidence). Before giving an 
account of those who remained in Boston, and of certain ones in 
Maine, the writer tells the story of his ancestor Charles and of 
descendants from him. 

Of CiiAULES^ the first record appears to be on the Charlestown 
Records. " 1698, Novcmb"" 17"' Charles Hunnewcll of Boston and 
l^hzabcth Davis of (Charlestown, fJoyned in Marriage before the 
Reverend M'' Simon Bradstrect, IMinister," (of (charlestown, Oct. 
26, 16!),S, to 1741). 

In Savage's (lenealogical Dictionary of New England (II, 499), 
Charles is said to have been the son of Richard of Boston, a state- 
ment that seems to iiave been co[)ied by AVyman, Ruggles, and 
otht'r writers. He, iiowever, has not the distinction of beiug the 
son of his brother, who ap[)ears to haxe become confused among 
several iJichards to be mentioned elsewiiere by the writer. 

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gathering here and there, we get the means to form a fair opinion 
of persons who lived long ago in quiet or aecluded life, and of 
whom nothing like biographical notices exist. This fact we can 
continue to observe. General characteristics appear. jNIcmbers of 
tlic present family, while gpod citizens through two centuries, seem 
to have avoided political life, and to have kept as far as could be, 
and as will be shown, a settled position and i)crmanent home. Of 
course in such a period tiiere have been diversities of ability and 
of fortune, and in these the reverse of decline has been evident. 

Between 1708 and 172(8, Charles bought sundry parcels of real 
estate in (.'harlcstowu ; among them, in 1710, the house and land that 
for the next cighty-ibur years made the homestead of the writer's 

January 10, 1710, says the deed (Mid. 15, 396), he bought of 
Jonathan AVclsh of Charlestown "Dwelling house and barne, with 
all the Land adjoining," given to the latter by his father's will, and 
situated in the second division of the town, so called (now Somcr- 
villc). There were fifteen acres of land bounded south by a way 
leading to Mcnotomy. 'J'he place was about a mile nortiieast of 
Cambridge meeting-house, and three miles Avest by north of that 
in Charlestown, on what was long called " j\Iilk Kow." About fifty 
feet north of this road stood the house, built probably in IGlil, 
when Thomas \Velsh, father of .Jonathan, had, by Selectmen's 
record, liberty to build. This house, as known long ago by the 
wri(ci', was of wood, two stories high, and had a sloped roof. In 
the centre was a very large chimney, before which were a stair and 
the front door. On each side of these was a fair sized room witli a 
beam across a plastered ceiling, '^fhe windows were narrow. At 
the back was a kitchen on which was subsecpicntly put a second 
story. In front were two terraces, on the top of which the liouse 
stood, and by the road a gate flanked each side by a long hedge 
of lilacs lully ten feet high, and back of these by trees. The place 
was the most j)icturcsque of its age, or nearly its age, that the writer 
remembers in the region. It was not a "colonial mansion," but it 
was decidedly superior to the usual old farmhouse. Long ago, also, 
it disapj)cared there, due effort to the contrary notwithstanding ; 
poor recent buildings are now on a part of its site, and not a trace 
of its })icturcsqueness remains. 

Charles^ had eight children, all baptized in the First Church, 
Charlestown ; of whom two died young, and two were unmarried. 
He died Dec. 14, 17o7. Tiie inventory of his estate, dated March 
13, 1737-8, shows a valuation of £1301. ID. 0. Small as this 
would now appear, it ranks midway in a list of the estates of eigh- 
teen heads of families who were near that date best off in his native 
town, the largest being £4080. It shows what was then a condi- 
tion in a prosperous town of Massachusetts. Millionarics had not 
been invented there, but as was said of the dollar that Washington 


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ia reported to have thrown across a river — money would go further 
then than now. 

'I'he limit of this article is reached, and the writer briefly remarks 
tluit later he proposes to give furtiier account of early Hunnewells 
in ]Mainc and in Massacluisetts. The name has continued in Maine, 
and occMsionally one who bore it thence lias appeared in jSIassachu- 
sctts, but all who have been permanent in the latter are descended 
from those already mentioned. The Avriter's line from Aml)rose' is 
Charles,' Charles,' William,^ William,* and Jarnes.^ From Rich- 
ard, youngest son of Charles^ who had a large family in Cambridge, 
came Walter and H. H., and the family described by H. S. Kug- 
gles (n. p. 1892). 


By Charles Euwaed Banks, Surgeon and ISIedical Purveyor, U. S. M. H. S. 

No one familiar with the early colonial history of Maine can fail to have a 
dct^p admiration for the services rcnderi'd to the infant province b)' Ricliard 
Vines, nor hesitate to entertain tlie greatest respect for liis noble clinracter. 
It has always been an intention of mine to record as fnlly as possible the 
story of his strnfrgles in establishing civil authority in the province as rep- 
resentative of the Lord Proprietor, and to delineate in its proper light the 
results of the work performed by him under the most adverse circumstances. 
The exigencies of jmblic service have preventtid the consunnnation uf this 
wisli, and as I have some new material respecting his family and the close 
of his earthly career in another part of the world, I have thought best to 
place it before the Society, in ordt;r that it may be available for future use 
by the liistorian of that State. This material has been in my possession for 
about fifteen years, and I think further retention of it undesiral)le. 

Of the origin of (Governor Vines, whom Sir Ferdinando refers to as 
" my servant," I have been imal)le to obtain any definite information. It 
is probable that he was a West countryman, possibly a resident of some 
parish in Somersetshire, near the Gorges family seat, from whence he went 
into the service of Sir Ferdinando as his agent, or "steward general," in 
the management of the colonizing enterprises of that worthy knigiil.* That 

*IiilS8:j tlie Cliirendon TFistorical Society pnldished " Tho TIearse of the Karl of 
Kssex," l)y Uicluinl Vyues (If'it'i), and I wrote at once to the secretary, lOdiiuuid (Jold- 
SMiid, liojiiii;; to j;et "iut'orniatioii as to a |)ossil)le relatioiisliip Ijetweeu our K'iehard 
Vines and tlie Kev. Kichard Vines, tlic inithor of tlie memorial sermon, in reply lie 

wrote : " 1 can give yon certain int'oiniation as to your man ; son ol' Vines, 

a West country "veoinan. lie liad two In-others, William and Henry. 'I'lic former was 
killed, I believe." at Madrid, by order of tlie In.piisitiou in 15!)8 or 1599, lor liaviiig in 
liis pos-;c-<>-i<)ii a copy of i^lward Sixth's Hook of (Common I'rayer. Henry was the 
father. 1 feel sure, of the author of ' The Hearse,' and thus my It. V. would be a 
nephew of yours." I endeavored to elicit from Mr. (Toldsmid the reasons or jiroofs (>f 
these statements, but 1 was unable to obtain any further reply from him. 1 jjlace this 
on lerord I'or wliatevi'r value it may liii\o. 

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hc3 ai'turvvurd became a teinponiry rcsiduiit of London seems to ho proven 
by tbe I'ollowiiii; entry taken from the parinli reijisters of St. James, Clerk- 
eiivvell : IJapti/.ed February '22d, l()2o/(! " Kiehard, son of Richard Vynes 
& .Tone iix." Tliis seems more than a coincidence of names, a-^ it is known 
that his wife's name was doaii, and that he had a son Kichard, of whom I 
shall speak later. This date was, as will bo remembered, ten years after 
the winter spent by him and his companions at the mouth of the Saco river. 

Four years later, in li')'2\), on the same day of Februai-y he was j^ranted 
a patent with John Oldham for the territory comprising the present site of 
Biddeford. AVith his subsecjuent career, after his arrival in the I'rovince 
of lAIaiue, most of the members of this society are familiar, as developed in 
many scattered documents; and letters which have been printed from time 
to time in numerous publications. It is not my {)resent jjurpose to deal 
with tliis pi'riod of his career, when lie was struj^^linif against the machina- 
tions of that turbulent factor in JNIaine history, (jeorge Cleaves, whose con- 
tinued and often successful elforts to disturb the peace iinally drove this 
sterling character away from the province to seek rest in his declininir 
years under more favorable conditions. The date of his departure for Bar- 
badoes, whither he went, can be (piite closely identified. In a letter dated 
iHtli of February, lG-ir>/(;, Cieor^e Cleaves says: "For thouyh Mr. Vines 
be now gone." lie sold his patent October 21st, IGlo, to J)r. Robert Child, 
and between that date and the following February above referred to, ho 
took his departure for the Island of Jiarbadoes, where he lived in the parish 
of Saint JMichael's. There he practised his profession of medicine, and en- 
gaged largely in the cultivation of cotton, tobacco and sugar. Two letters 
01 his from that place to Governor A\'inthrop are extant under date of Ulth 
of April, lGf7, and 2'Jth of April, IG bS, in the first of which he says : — - 

"J have settled myselfe by God's assistance on two plantations adjoin- 
ing, containing 50 acres, the which 1 hope after G months will mayntayne 
nie and myne comfortably, besides my practice of physick which is worth at 
least 10,000 lb. of tobacco per ann. declare, yett, it is hard with me by rea- 
son of my great payments for my plantations and negroes and other neces- 
sary disbursements already paid to the value of 40,000 lb. of tobacco, which 
keepes me bare at present ; I doubt not but the next crop (proving well) 
l)ut to be better able to live than I have been many years. ******* 
I i)lesse God my family contimie in good health, all liking the ishuul well, 
notwithstanding theii- change of dyett, which at present is but slender, yet 
far from want. I feare not but within six months to live as plentifully as 
any man upon this island, according to my proportion. 1 have at present 
IG acres of cotton planted at the least, as nuich corne for my provisions, by- 
sides tobacco. The next yeare I intend for sugar, at present J cannot." * 

Richard Vines lived three years aftiir the <late of this last letter, and the 
following entry from the parish registers of Saint Michael's gives the date 
of his burial. 

"1C51 , 

Aprill 10 Docto"" Rich'^ Vines 

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I have the jdeasuro of laying before the society the following copy of 
his will: — 

* liutcliinson. Collections, I. 250. 

t'i'ho letters "t'li." probably indicate his interment in the ch(urch), or cluancel), 
as he was u person of social position and of wealth. 

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148 Governor Richard Vines. [April, 

Int. 13. June 1651. * ' "' ' ' ' '' 

In tlu- luuiie of God Amen I Ricliard Vines of Island of the Barbados gent 
being sicke in IJody l)ut of Prft-ct sound Memory doe niai^e and ordaine tliis my 
lastTvill ami 'iV-stamt : in manner & forme follow lug (vizt:) Imp^: I bequeath 
niv soule Into the hands of Jesus Christ my Ifedecuner ami my Body to the 
Earth to bee Buried In the Chureh of St. Miehaells in sure eonlldence of a glori- 
ous Kesurreetion : 

Item : 1 will that all my debts be honestly satisfied. 

It : I doe ordaine my beloved wife Joane Vines and my sonne Richard Vines 
to be my Lawfull Executu" and that my wife doe luioye one third Tte of my 
whole Estate during her life and at her death to bee at her ilispusing. 

Item I do give to my grandchild Bellinda Tarrasite Ave hundred pounds of 
Museovdas Sug" r ann: for her better Education : and she very soddainly to 
bee comitted to the caire of Mr. Lindsey and when she cometii to the age of 
lifeteen y cares to have two thousand pounds of Muscovados sug" — 

Item : I doe give to my sonne in Lawc Thomas Ellacotttwo hundred pounds 
Ster: according to my promise when he Marryed to my daughter to bee payd at 
the end of foure yeares or soonf if possible 

It : To my daughter Joane Ducy two thousand pounds of Muscovad : Sug^. 

It : To my daughter Elizabeth Vines six thousand pounds Muscovad : Sug^. 

It : I give to Mr John Lee live hundred pounds of Sug^ to be paid w"' in two 

It: I give to Wilt: Maxwell two yeares of his time and he to remaine a 
Servant tf) my wife to nnd<e up[) my Acco''* and to gett in my debts & to prac- 
tice the Remaind'' of his time 

Lastly I doe constitute my sonne in lawe Tho : Elhicot to bee my overseer to 
see this my Last Will &, testimt: V formed and executed (c) doe furthere give 
him full power and authoryty together with my wife & my sonne to Recov" & 
get in all my debts eithere by bill acco' or any othere whatsoeV : & I doe Lilve- 
Avise make all othere form^ wills whatsoeV voytl : — 

In confirmation of this my Last Will I doe hereunto set my hand & scale this 
21 day of May Anno KJol. 

Richard Vines. 

Signed Sealed in the presence of 

!.. John Moody 
■ Sign : 
J. Onslo John Moody: 

June 1 1 : 1<J51 

Mr. Joseph Onslowe John Moody juraverunt in hoc esse ulltimum tcstimen- 
tum Rich: Vines uuper defuncti. 

Coram me 

Jabez Whitaker • 

The reference to " My sonne in Lawe, Thomas Ellacott," who had mar- 
ried his daughter Margaret, is the only other reference to the family which 
I was able to obtain from the parish recoi'ds-t The marriage entry is as 
follows : — 

October 18 Tho: Ellicott to Marg' Vines." 

A child of this marriage was Vines Ellicott, who came to New England 
and endeavored to establish the title to certain jjroperty once owned by 
Kiehard Vines. In a petition to Sir Edmund Andros he prays that he 


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1900.] Descendants of Leonard Hoar. 149 

may be put in possession of Cousin's Island, Casco Bay, styling himself the 
grandson of Captain Richard Vines. * 

Of tin; son Richard, wliose baptism in London I have mentioned, the fol- 
lowing is tlie only record I iiave, and it is evident that, with his demise, 
the male line of the iirst deputy-governor of the Province of Maine ceased. 
This record is his nuncupative will which follows : — 

Entered IMarch 2(). IGoH. 

Tlie deposition of iMr. Kich'^ Garton aged 49 yeares or thereabut taken 
before me the 2G day of Aug^' 1G57 saith : — 

That bciiic; in Mr. Joseph Onslowcs house Mr. Tlich'' Vines being bounde to 
sea I tlie s'' Deponent iiskcd iiini to make iiis will lie the s'' Vines replyed a<;aine 
& s'' my will i.> (iiiickly made for my lirtither John Deuce is my ospeciull friend 
you Know tor he lialh done me as much good as ever my fatlier did for I am 
able now to lict my IJving by iiaviualin^- of a ship to any Part^' therefore I doe 
give halfe of that I have in this World to my brother Duces children And the 
other halfe of my Estate to be devitied the one Tte to Mr John Paris his child 
& tlie other Pte to Mv KUicotts child the names of the children I have forgotten. 
And this ^vas witliin three dayes before the s*! Vines did set saile. 

And further this Deponent saithe not. 
Sworne unto before nie 

Daniel Sicaule. Govern''. 

I cannot close this short contribution to the personal history of Governor 
Vines without expressing tlie hojie that some memlier of the society will 
undertake to collate the numerous documents covering the period of his 
career in IMaine, and from them deduce a suitable and sympathetic biography 
of this staunch royalist and honorable gentleman. 


Ity KitANK p. WuKKLKit, of Cliieago, 111. 

In "The Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America," by Henry S. Nourse 
(see page \W, New-England Historical and Genealogical Ri:gi3Ti:ii for 
April, 1S99), the comiiiler's sources of information, and esi)ecially Bond's 
^\'atcrto\vu, have led him into some errors respecting the children of Leon- 
ard Hoar, grandson of Lirut. Daniel, which family records may serve to 
(•orri'i't. My fatlu'r, Franklin Hoar Wheeler, now living at Hrattleboro', 
Vermont, the youngest s(ui of Leonard Hoar and bhinice AVbcehu", says 
tbi're were eight instead of six childicn, as follows: 

1. .Mauv Wjii;i.i.i:u, b. IMay 'J^, 17H7 ; <1. Feb. 25, 1871 ; m. Thomas 
Ilurd, Dec. r.», IHU. He was b. dune 28, 1784 ; d. Sept. 3, 18(;;5 ; buried 
iit Lincoln, ]\hiss. 

Three children : 

i. Auji.'.KT, b. Feb. 26, 1813 ; d. June 0, 1813. ' ' 

il. Ai.KKK.n, b. Feb. '2G, 131;5; d. 1H2I. 

iii. Maky KiJZAiiKTii, b. .Fuly 18, 1815; m. Charles Jones, Sept. 30, 185L 
lie d. March ID, 187'J, age 80. 

* Vines Elliciit embarked in ship " Supidy " from Loudon 24 ^Iny 1079. In June 
1G84 he was in Hostoii, iiiid while riding' lunsoback, the aiiim;d hcfiime fri;,ditencd and 
unmaiuij^uahk', and hcforc he could be controlled, an a^cd man natne<l llciiry Pease 
was run over and died of tlie injuries received. Kllicot was tried for inanshiugliter 
and acquitted. (Sup. Court MSS. xxi. 258.) 


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2. Eunice, b. Aug. 13, 1789 ; m. Samuel Smith, Feb. 3, 1814. 
Six children : 

1. Cahuunk, b. Nov. 25, 1814; d. Feb. 5, 1815. 

ii. Candack WiincoMU, b. May 28, 1817 ; ni. May 17, 1838, Gen. Thomas 
liiuicioft, and liad four children: 1. Lucy Preston, h. Jan 16 
1841; ui. Au.ii. 24. 18(;5, Walter Bond Pase. 2. Thomas, b. Jan' 
21,1844; ni.Nov. 28, l872,Martli:iA.Tenny. 3. Ehanor IShattuck, 
b. Nov. 2, 1845. 4. Ucunje Ddiui, b. Nov. 11, 1849. 

iii. EuNicic WiiKKucK, b. April 5, 1821 : ni. Oct. 5, 1841, G. J. Smith, and 
had two children, who d. young. 

iv. Li<X)NAiaj lIoAU, b. Jan. 10, 1823; d. Sept. 12, 1823. 

v. Susan Soimiia, b. Feb. 18, 182'J; d. Jidy 9, 1857. 
■• vi. INlAiiY E., b. Oct. 5, 1831; ni. Dec. 22, 1853, Charles E. Gibson, b. 
; May 29, 182G, and had an adopted child: Lillian Davis, b. Aoril 

20, 18(iO. ^ 

3. Ei.iZAitKTii, b. Lincoln, Mass., June 2, 1791 ; d. Oct. 20, 1863 ; m. 

June 2b, 182;J, Col. Junus AVyuiuu Coiburn ; b. June 25, 1791 • 
, d. Dec. 4, 18(i,j. 

'J'liey had two children : 

i. LlOONAlJU. 

ii. Jonas. 

4. Lkonaku, Jk., b. July 6, 1793 ; Lieut, of the 21st Regular Infantry 

in the war of 1812, serving as aid to Col. Miller ; was taken sick, 
and on returning home died at Canandaigua, N. Y., Se])t. 21, 1814. 
The silver buttons from his uniform are still in the possession of his 
brother Franklin. 

5. John IIoau WHEELKU,b. Lincoln, Mass., March 5, 1796; d. Brattle- 

boro', Vt., Aug. 26, 1848 ; m. Feb. 14, 1821, Lucy Fisk ; b. Fitz- 
A\iliiam, N. 11., Feb. 1, 18U0 ; d. Itliaca, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1879; 
buiii'd at lirattleboro', Vt. 
Tiiey had six children: 

i. EiiNict;, b. Jan. 19, 1825; d. Sept. 4, 1831. 

ii. John, b. Auy. 21, 1828; d. Jan. 24, 1831. 

iii. LiooNAitn, b. Jan. Ii, 1830; d. Dec. 23, 1853; ra. Ada L. Batch, Aoril 
1(J, 1851. ^ ^ 

Iv. ■Wii.i.iAM, b. Miiy 24, bs33; d. April 21, 1889, Ogdensburjr, N. Y. ; 
ni. i-aiini (iilbert, Oct. 7, 1850. They h:id three clnldren : l! 
WilUainL., h. Any. 28, 1857; in. Hatlie E. Spriuicer, Toledo ' 
Sept. 14, 1881. 2. Ducid G., b. Feb. 10, 1802; d. Aug. 2, 1803. 3.' 
tSitrdh Louise Sci/monr, h. Feb. 23, 1809. 

V. Lucy, b. March 7, l83s, Brattleboro', Vt. ; m. Sept. 24, 1857, Horace 

Mack ot Ithaca, N. Y. To them three cliildren were born: 1, 

(r'(''//'(/c M7??(fnyt, J). Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 13,1800. 2. Lavra ]VhUe,h. 

iLhaca, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1802; m. Horace Kephart, April 12, 1887, 

:' antl has six children : (1) Cornelia, b. New Huveu, Conn., Aug.' 

' 10, 1888. (2) Margaret, b. New Haven, Conn., April 28, 1890. 

(3) Leonard Mack, b. Ithaca, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1892. (4) Lucy 

Wheeler, b. St. Louis, Mo., Miirch 30, 1893. (5) George Stebbins, 

b. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 30, 1894. (0) Barbara, b. St. Louis, Mo., 

Aug. 4, l,s9r. 3. Jnlid Whilun, b. Nov. 3, 1877. 

vl. JouN, b. Aug. 28, 1839; d. A[)ril 12, 1871. 

, Eu.MUNi) lioAK, 1). Lincoln,, July 21, 1798 ; d. March 7, 1857 ; 
ni. J^etsey Wi'ight, Bedford, INIass., J^ov. 27, 1827, who was born 
Maicli 28, 1810 ; d. June 5, 1889. 
To them were born nine children : 

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I. Cauounk I'AMKMA IloAK, b lUulford Muss Sept. 9 1830; d 
IWatll.'buro', Vt., Mai-cl. 4, iH'.tii; in. I'd). U, IH^O D- h- I nitt, 
5 attU.b.m)' Vt., b. Au,^^ a, KS2G. Theirs x cnklrou were : 1. 
(7M/7rs .V b. BniUleboru', Vt., July 28, 18;.o. '2. A,^/u</u^ A. b. 
Hr.ltlebor)' Vt , Oct. 2, 18r.7 ; in. llarnet Edna Hm^er, Nov. 1<, 
88 1^ ^u^^/^'. b. Nov.' 2:i. 1S5;. ; n,. Charles Wright Dun- 
bam Sept 10 18i>l. 4. Carrie Maria, b. Nov. 2'J, 18(U. 5. iialu,, 
b. Oct. I isCS. G. iraitcr iitetcart, b. lirattleboro', Vt., July 2o, 

ii a™. llu.u> Wu.GHT, b. Bedford, Mass., July 27 1832 ; m Mary ■ 
M Bemis, Brattleboro', Vt., Sept. 9, 1858, and had seven chldien : 
ikn, b. July ;5, 1801 ; d. July 10, 18C,I. 2. XcUi. Maria, b. May 
5 18(12 3. 7/«/TV il/(«, b. Oct. 9, 18G5. \. I'rank iiLewart,h. 
Feb 18 18G9. 5. .l/rmW.'ar^.«. b. June 27, 1871. G. .IZ/mUiar- 
ft^ji, b. May 27, 1872. 7. C'///onU.V/y(/^-, b. Sept 11, 18^.. 

iil Kit^NK Wiur.HT, b. July 20, 1835; ni. balone b. hinerson, 
Souierville, Mass., Au-j. 2G, 18G0. 

iv Emvvuo Fh.;nk.,.n Wiaour, b. July 20, 1835; m. 1st, Jane V. R. 
■ Fesseiuien, Braltleboro', Vt., April 19, 18G1 ; m. 2d, Emma kraelzer. 

V. Gkokck Emkky WiiiGUT, b. Sept. 24, 1838; m. Ell^. R. Uniy, Erie, 

vi J..sKl'in'[Kii!Y Wkiuiit, b. April 8, 1811 ; m. Mary Ida Van IderS; 
tine, rassaic, N. J., Oct. 1, 18G3. • t^ i, , . 

vii Mua- EUANCOS IIoau, b. AprU 12, 18-13; m Benjamin ^ • Tai'l;^' • 
CharlesLowu, Mass., Feb. 15, 18(1-1. She and son, htauley, perished 
in a railway aeeiilent at Quiucy, Aui,^, 1890. ^,, „ , 

viii. M vul V Au.:i.iNK. Ucak. b June 3, 1810 ; m. Johu F. Manstleld, Bed- 

ix. C.iAln'KS^EvK.i^'rr'wuKmr; b. Oct. 17, 1852; m. Emma Talbot, 
Wilmington, Vt., April 21, 187G. 
7 Lkonuu> IIOAK (clKuiged from Joseph), b. Lincoln, Mass., Dec 10, 
18UU • m. Mua Ann Wellington, Nov. 22, 1832, at Acton, Mass. 
She was b. at Littleton, Mass., May 30, ISO'J ; d. Lincoln, I\Lis8., 
Feb. 21, ISOi). lie d. at Lincoln, Mass., ]Marcli o, l«Gy. 
'I'hey had eight children : 
\ LH)Nviu> ALiaiKi), b. Sept. G, 1833, Lincoln, Mass. 
i ; UOK IhcNUV, b. Feb. 11, 1835, Linenlu, Mass ; m 1st, Mar 1 aS. 

"■ rooks, at Eiueolu, Mass., Nov. 15, 18G0, who d. at Lmcolu Ma.s 

June 28, 18G3; in. 2d, Emma L. Stone, Weston, Mass., Nov. 28, 
18(;7 by whom he had two children: 1. Lillian Mint lluar b. 
■ ir.rch 13, 1873, Lincoln, Mass. ; d. Jan. 27, 189G. 2. Ueur^ie W m- 
,,ll Hoar b. An-. 30, 1889; d. Oct. 9, 1892. Lincoln, Mass. 
u, r . M s .ut b. July G, 183G, Liucolu, Mass.; d. Jan. 17, 1842. 

• N n : ; ' l U . Oct. 28, 1837, Lineolu, .Ma.s. ; d. March 8 1857. 

V Ju.V loM W.i KKi-KU, b. May 27, 1839, Lincoln, Mass. ; m. Julian 

' • \ avnard. New York, Oct. 17, 18G5. Two children were boru 

to then: 1 Leonard Sauiner Whcclcr, b. Aug. 2. 18(.G New 

; ; Yor ; u. Mabel Kemp, Feb. 9, 1893, New York Their ch, dren 

are \l) Mabel Alexia Wheeler, b. Nov. 21, 1893, New \ ork 

CM Kemp Maynard Wheeler, b. Sept. 20, 189G, New York. 2. 

F cd Uanuud W'hcder, b. Jan. 17, 1870, New York. 

vi li,x M N E lANKMN HoAU (changed to Wellington), b May 28, 

^*: "" 8 2 Lincoln, Mass. ; ni. Mary F. Fatten May 3, 187G, ban ran- 

cisco Cal They have one child: EdUh Welluigton, h. hcpt. H, 

vli M!^'v'E?;z!rm1loS'-b. March 5, 1844, Lincoln, Mass. ; m 
^^ Horace Vl'arineuter, Oct. 17, 18G5, Lincoln, Mass. He d. .\pr.l 

■ ■■ V 187G lo'vell, Mass. They had two children : 1. JIaUie May 
b\lay •■^9 18G7, Boston. Mass. 2. Horace Wellinijton, b. Sept. 10, 

vlll II Irn; 'vol^UA'llo't b. June 30, 184G, Lincoln, Ma<s. ; m. George 
''"'• li^^ssLtt lloward, M. 1)., Lowell,, June 2, 1880. He d. Nov. 
13, 1893, Waterville, Maine. 
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8. Fu.vNKi.iN IIoAU AViiEKLKK, b. Liiicolu, MiiKs., April 3, 1807 ; m. 
]\I:iy 3, 183(5, at Bnittleboro', Vt., Elizubt.'lh romeroy, diiu. of 
rhiiR'US Ashley Pomeroy and Elizabeth Moure. She d. July 31, 
1881, having liad five ehildren : 

1. Eunice, b. April 7, 18:57 ; d. March 11, 1838. 

ii. Ashley Pomkhoy, b. Due. 20, 1841 ; d. Sept. 2, 1849. 

iii. ]V1aky Ei.iZAitr,TU, b. Braltluboro', Vt., Jan. 4, 1845; in. Oct. 28, 
18(5;), JaniL'S Dalton, I5o.ston, Mass. They have one child: Stella 
J'omeroy, b. Brattleboro', Vt., July 30, 1870; m. Auf,'. 19, 1896, 
Kichard Ehvood l)od<j;e, Wenhani, Mass., b. March 30, 18G8; 
graduate Harvard Collet^e, 1890. Two ehildren have been born to 
them: (1) StanleyDaltonDodge.b. Oct. 23, 1897. (2) Maryaret, 
b. Sept. 8, 1H98. 

iv. A.siii.KY To.MKK'JY, b. July 15, 1850; d. March 23, 1655. 

V. FitANK ru.MKKOY Wii KioLiCH, b. Brattlcboro', Vt., Marcli 7, 1853; 
•graduate Cornell University 1874; m. April 12, 1888, Elizabeth 
Triniiughani Keese, who wash. Baltimore, Md., Jan. 10, 1852, dau. 
of Kalpli Francis Trimingham, Bermuda, and Ann Brine. 


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Communicated by a Descendant of Capt. JouN Suekman. 

Jokn S/ierman of Taxle, 10 August, 1504, proved 13 December, 1504. 

1 be(iueath my soul to Ahnighly (Jod, our Lady Saint iMary and to all ye 
liolv euini)any of heaven. To be buried in the parish yard of our lady of 
Ya.xle aforesaid. 

To the high altar of said church for tithes forgotten, or too little paid, 
three shillings four pence. To the reporaciou of said church, one comb of 
malt and thnse bushels of wheat. To the glide of Saint Thoiyas in Yaxly 
jiforesaid a cow. To the reporaciou of ye church of Dysse eight bushels of 
maltt! and lour bushels of wheat. 

To Aunes my wife for her life, my tenements in Yaxley called Ilobbes, 
with all tho land, both free and bond thereto appertaining, and a close called 
tilers close. Also to Agnes my wife for her life my tenements in Yaxley 
wherein I now dwell with uU the land, both free and bond and other ai)pur- 
tenances thereto belonging, or else my tenement in Dysse, with appurte- 
nances (except a close called P^lmswell) at her choice. The other tenements 
to be let by my executors " to ifynde w' my children " and pay my debts, 
and then to my son Thomas at the age of twenty two. 

If mv wife dies before my son Thomas becomes twenty two, then said 
tenements and lands which she held for life to be let by my executors until 
my son Thomas becomes twenty two and then Thonuis to have them, he 
paying to his sister Margery when she comes to the age of twenty two years 
ten pounds. 

If my said daughter Margery decease within the age of twenty two years, 
then I will the said Thomas shall jn-ovide a priest a year to sing for my 
soul, and my friends souls, and another priest another year at his most ease. 

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If Thomas my 80U (.lecease witliiii the a^e of twf.iity two years then uU 
the above named tenements and lands sliall be sold by my executors, and 
]Mari(ery my daughter, if she live, shall liave to her marriage twenty 
pounds, and the residue to be disj)osed by the discretion of my executors. 

Also I will that if Thomas my son and JMargery my daughter at the age 
of sixteen yeai's will nof be content and ruled by my executors lor their 
"fvndyngs" then Thomas my son to have tcjwards his said lindings of my 
executors every year twenty six shillings eight })ence, and the said INIai-gery 
yearly thirteen shillings, four pence, until they come to the age of twenty 
two years. 

And J will that a close called Emswell in Dysse afore exco])ted be; sold 
by my executors to the j)erformance of this my testament. 

To Thomas my son at twenty two years, four (piarters of barley and a 
cow. 'Jo INIargery my daughter at the said age of twenty two years, eight 
comb of barley and a cow. 

To Robert my servant, eight bushels of barley. 

To each of my godchildren, twelve ])ence. 

JNloieover I desire and recjuire Mr. Thomas Jermyn of llushbrooke and 
others bcdiig feolfees of trust to my use in all above named tenements and 
lauds, as well free as bond with all their premises, make estate and surremler 
of the same wluiii they shall be re(juired, ai:cording to this my testament 
and last will. 

The residue of all my goods and chattels before not bequeathed I give to 
my executors to dispose for my soul and my friemls as shall seem to them 
best and most pleasure to Alnughty God and prolit of my soul. 

INIy said wife and Thomas Fullen, my father in law, to be executors. 

Proved at Norwich, 12 De(-'., 1504, and commission issued to executors 
named. Norwich Consistory Court. (-12 l\ix.) 

Will of T/tomas S/iermmi (Bucke S'^!) . P. 0. C. f?() Januari/, 1550, proved 10 

Dec, 1551. 

In the name of Cod Amen. 'I'he XXlli daye of January in the yere of 
our Lord God, 1 thousand iyve hundreth and fyftie and in the fourth yere 
of the reign of our sovereigne Lorde Kinge Edward the Sixt. I Thomas 
Sherman of Yaxlee in the Co. of ^uifolk and in the diocese of Norwiche 
being in good myude and perfytt ri'membraiice make this my testament and 
last will in nuiuner c<: forme hereafter ft)llowing. 

First 1 be(]neathe my soule to Almightye Cod and to all the holy company 
in heaven. 

]\Iy bodye to be buryed in the churche of Yaxlee aforesaid yf it shall 
please! (mkI that I shall departed in the towne of Yaxlee aforesaid or els in 
Huche i»laoe wheri.' yt sliall please (jod to call me. 

]t(!n). I give to the high aulter of the seyd churche for my tithes for- 
gotten or to letill paide three shillings, four pence. 

Also I be(pieatht! and will havedelt and gevyn to the poor people witlun 
the 'J\>wne of Yaxlee six shillings eight jx'uce. 

Also to the poor peojjle within the towne of Eye tenne shillings. 

Also to the })oore jjcople of the towne of Thrandeston Burgate Diss and 
lioydon three shillings, four peu<H;. 

Also 1 be(|uealhe to Jane; my wief my messuages wherein 1 dwell with 
all other my messuages, lands, tenements, meadowys, jjastures, woodes, 
"weyes and herditaments in Yaxlee and Eye aforesaid, lying and being on 


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the Est .y.lo c.f tlie wey ledir.g from Norwich to Ham (llorha.n) for tcrme 
o h T if . of tlie whyclic close tlie same my syster ys nowe in possession. 

v. d so excc-nt and vescrvyd at the said messuage wherein I do now 

awe . M.Me pn-lonr, the c^luunber on the said, the soler over tho 

:/ ; Itho chamber' next the hall dore, the byrne next 'e "hI house 

ce o fowre horse in the stabyll, the soler ovvr the stabyll, and bbert.e 

'yell >onse to bake and to brewe, which I will Hiomas my sonne liave 

ohym and his heyres and assignes with free lybertie mgate and outgate in 

.ud to a he said howses andt,therthe premises betore excepted reservyd 

a tl ty me and tymes, my said weif payeing the rent to he lordes of the 

; h S i^ to say, to the kinges grace tor the manner of .ye by yer s x- 

teen shiUin.^s, one pence; and to the manner of Ky^ 1'= H,, >y Y^''^ f^ 

shillings, and the \aid manner for "two henys and a cok " by yere five 

*" And to Mr. Anthony Yaxlee for fyve acres of lande called fulburys by 

^^Ai:l:T:!ve^S t;;u!::;r'to Jane my wief tenne combes of whe^ 
J^H combes of malti, eighte keyne, tiftie shepe, foure horsse at her chose, 
oiul tlie one half of all my swyn and pultery. ... 

V vi hat Jane my wief shall have the use and occupiemg of my 
two bed t ds and beddes nowe standing and being upon the -vv^ chamber 
with the covcryn.^s and all other things to the said bedds belonging w th a 
H K^r and se s^^shelves) on the said chamber (for the) terme of her lyfe, 
an ft e her decease to remayne to Thomas my sonneand to Ins assigns. 

i; if to tune my wief to marry agayne, then 1 will Thomas my sonne 
totlteA;^ Ctl'^aid chamber ^dde^ and all other things on the said 

^"A;!::Vbe!;:e.!;hCTh:mas my Sonne my counter table, -d Uie two^d- 
steds -u.d beddes nowe standing and being in the olde parlour wUh two other 
of niy best coverings, and all other things to ye said beddes and bed.ted. 

'^STbcpieath to dane my wief a sylver pece keying Hghtoiuu^s^tid 
a half and hilf a quarter, twelve sylver spones weying ^ ^^^^^ °"'^^^;^^^ 
svlver sdte weying eight ounces, as long as she shall kepe hei.elt solo and 
u m rii b And if it^rtune her to marry, to remayne to Thomas my sonne 
"nd hi; aih'us ; and as long as she shall kepe herself sole and unmarried, 

before not biiueathed. And the other half I give to Thomas my sonne, 1 e 
payiiig to echi of his brethren twentie shillings, when they shall come to the 

''it'lCeathe to Thomas my --^,-^^ ^^^^f, r^^^llfj^i:::^ 
ounces and odd. And a sylver salte parcell gilt, and thre sylver spones 
'md fo eche of my children a sylver spone. 

Al^o 1 be<iueathe to Thomas my sonne one of my geldmgs and foure other 
of my horse and coltes at his election after his mother ^f^'^^^^ 

aL 1 becpieathe to Richard my sonne twentie mada;s ove and beside 
all such moneye as 1 have given hyn or lent hym which is th.ity L. 

Also I bec.ueatbe to dohn my sonne fourtie pounds. 

Also I bcjueathe to Henry my sonne fourtie pounds to be paide to hym 

when he Cometh oute of his prentyshale (;^l'Ff."^^^'*'^'V; fn brMvivod like as 
Also I bequeathe to William my sonne fourtie poundes to be payed like as 

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Also I bequeatlie to Aiitliony ray sonne fourtie poiiiules to be paide when 
he coraetli to the a<,fe of twmity two years. 

And if it shall apj)ere to myne executores at the said twenty two yei'es 
that yt shallju more for the profyt of (lie said Anthony to have an annnitie 
of fourtie shillings by yeie, than to have the fourtie j)0undes, tlien I will 
Thomas my sonne to have tlie said fourtie poundes and to make the said 
Anthony a good sure and sullicient annnitie of lV)rty shillings yerely, going 
out of my landes sumetyme Wrenys lying in Ya.xli'e aforesaid, ]»avable at 
two termes in tlie yere by even ])orcions for terme of lyfc of tlie said 

Also I give and bequeathe to Fraunces my sonne and to his heyros, my 
the east landes meadowes pastures and hereditaments lying in Dysse in Co. 
Norfolk, which I late bought of John AVaren of Disse. 

And also that all ray l^andes pastures liereditaments with aj)purts lying 
in Breseworth in Co. Suffolk, when he anives to the age of twenty two 

And I will that myne Exors. shall have and take tlie profytts of the said 
messuages landes and other the premisses untill the said twenty two yeres to 
fynde said Fraunees to Seole and other lernyng. 

And the ovei-plus of the profytts of the said messuages landes etc. to goo 
to the fynding of Bartholomew and James to seole untill the said twenty 
seeond yere. 

Also I be(]ueathe to the said Fraunces when he come to the age of twenty 
two yere fyve poundes. 

Also I bc(|ueathe to Bartholouiew my sonne fourtie poundes to be payed 
at twenty two. 

Also i be(jueathe to James my sonne fourtie poundes at the said age. 

And if it shall fortune any of my said sounes to dye before they have re- 
seyvcd their legacies or hecpiest of money then I will that their parte or 
partes be e(jually devyded amonge the residue of my sonues then being 

Also I beciueathe to eche of my godchildren twelve pence. 
• Also 1 be(pieathe to my syster Lokwood an Annnitie of Twentie shillings 
yerely, to be paide by Thomas ni}^ sonne his exors. or assgns at every halfe 
yere tenne shillings after ray decease during 'her life. And if it fortune the 
said twenty shillings or any i)art thereof to be unpaide at any of the said 
half yeres which yt ought to be paid 'J'hat then I will my said syster or her 
assgns shall enter and tlystrayn into my messuages and closes called Bukkys 
Lede or carry away and withhold uiuill suche tyme my said syster and her 
assgns be fully satisfied content and payde as well as the said Annuytie of 
twenty shillings as of the Arrerage of the same or any j)arte thereof with 
lier resonahle costs and charges susteyned for the same. 

Also I betiueathe to eche of ray sistt'rs children nowe being maried tenne 
shillings and to eche one of ray said syster's childri'u nowcronmaried twenty 
shillings to be j)aid at their dayo of mariage yf they be inaried before they 
coiiu! to the age of twenty two yeres or ells to be paid to eche of thera at 
their said ages of twenty two. 

Also 1 will that yf Janne ray wief at any tynio h(!reaftor cleym aske de- 
niannde or sue for any Dijwry to have of all my INIanners, Lands and Teue- 
nicnlH and other (Ik; premisses or iHh disiiiiii oi' sue for any parle or jtarcell 
of euy otlu'r lliing contrary to this my Test, and last AV'yll, I'hcn I will my 
said wyfc (o havt! no parte or parcell of any of all ray foresaid niessuages 
landes and tenements and other the premisses to her before given or be- 


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<|\ie;ithc(l nor no other legucie or be( in this my Test and Last Will con- 

Also I will yf any of all my children shall make eny siite trobyll or cleym 
to or for euy nianer of landcs tenements or other thing or thin<,r8 contrary 
to this my Test and last AVill in distnrbance of this my said last will then I 
will that ony suche childe or children so cleyminy any parte or parcel of my 
landes tenements or goodes other than I have to them severally given or 
assigiied by this my last Will, shall have no parte nor parcell of eny legacie 
or becjuest to them or eny of them given or bequeathed making any suche 
trobyll or cleym contrary to this my Test, and last will, but suche legacie and 
beipiest to be at the dys[)Osicion of myne Exors. 

And as conceruyng the thirde parte of my manners of Royden and Roy- 
den Tuft with appurts in Royden and Bresingham, and all my lands tene- 
ments, meadowes, pastures, woodes, weyes with revercions and heredita/- 
mi'uts in Royden, Brysingham and Dysse in Co. of Norfk with all my 
messuages, lands, tenements, meadowes, pastures, woodes, weyes, etc. lying 
or being in Yaxlee, Tlirandeston and Lytell Thornham in Co. Suft'k, to- 
gether with the Revei'cion of all the aforesaid landes, tenements and here- 
ditaments in Yaxlee and Eye aforesaid, after the decease of Jane my Avief 
which I have heretofore in this my said last Will geven and assigned to Jane 
for terme of her life ex(;ept only such lands and tenements in Dysse and 
Breseworth aforesaid, which T have heretofore geven and assigned to 
Fraunces my sonne, I give and bequeath them holy to Thomas my sonne 
and to his heyres and assgns. 

Also I l)e(iueathe to Robert Woodcroft 10£ to be payd when he corny the 
age of twenty two years yf he be rulyd and ordoryd by myne exors. 

And all the Residue of my goodes cattells debts mony i)late and all my 
other goodes as well moveable as not moveable I put them holy to the good 
dis])Osieion of myne exors. to the performance of this my test, and last wyll 
and to the bringing up of my children l^eing within age untill they come to 
the age of twenty one yeres. I ordeyn and make Robert Kene of Tliran- 
deston gentleman and Thomas my sonne myne exors. 

And the said Robert to have for his labors and paynes twenty shillings. 

And supervisors of this my test, and last will. 1 shall desire and re(iuyer 
Henry Bedyngfeld, Knight, to be one to whom I give for his payne and 
favor for and in eyding of my Exors. with his good couucell and assistance 
fourlie shillings. 

By me, Thomas Sherman. 

; = Witness, John Whetliyngham 
Edward Torold 
AVilliam Eglyn, vicar of Yaxlee. 

Proved at London IG day of November L551 by the oath of Thomas 

James Sherman of Yaxley, Sufolk, I4 Januanj, lo74, proved 2o Sept. 1577. 

To be buried in the church of Yaxley. To the poor mens box. 

To Bridget, my daughter, fifteen pounds at the age of twenty one and 
three sylver spoones. 

To Marie, my daughter, six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence at 
the age of twenty one. 

To Francis, my son, six pounds, thirteen shillings and four pence. 

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To Marcrery, my wife, twelve neats and one bullock, ninety two sheep, 

all my household 'stulT, and uU tlic rest of my -oods unbeciueathed. I\ly 

wife to be executrix. -,-,^.,10 1 wi 

Witnesses. Edmond WoliT, Frances Clark and Richard Peacock, with 

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From the Reijistry of the Archdeaconry ot Sudbury. 
(Will ollice at Bury St. Edmund's in Suffolk.) 

Robert Sherman, now servant mth John Edwards, citizen and Vinterer of 
London, 12 April, 1570, proved 17 April, 1570. 

To the po.)r of tlie parisli of St. ISIa^Muis the IMartyr, near to Thames St., 
of the City of Eondon, twenty hldllings. , , o. ,r 

To Th(!mas Cooke, clerke, minister of the parish church of St. Magnus, 

live shilliu'fs. „ 311*1 

To tiie piisoners of all the prisons in London, four pounds to be bestowed 

by my executors. 

To my well loved uncle Anthony Sherman, ten i)ound3. 

To niV brotliers Nicholas and dames SlKU'inau, teu pounds apiece. _ 

To my sisters IMargarelt, Denys, Elizabeth and Anne Sherman, fourtie 
nounds,"t]iatia to say, to every of tlK'm ten pounds. _ , .,, 

To my uncle llenrie Sbernuxn, tidrteen pounds, six shdlings and eight 
pence ; my best shirt wrought with black worke and two obligations, the 
one of thein to me from one Barker of Croyden, and the other from my 

fellow Jasper Eyles. , . , , .1, 

I for'dve my uncle Bartholomew that eight pounds which he oweth me. 
To my" cousin Thomas Slierman, son of my nn.'le Thomas Sherman ot 
Yaxley, Co. Suffolk, one ring of ^old with a stone in it. 

To my master Mr. Edwards and lo my mistress his wife, twenty shiUmgs 
in gold to eacli. , 

The rest and residue of all my chattels and debts, ready money, plate 
an.l jewels, moveables and nnmoveablcs, to my well loved father dohn Sher- 
man", whom 1 make executor. JNly said uncle Henry Sherman to be super- 
visor and overseer. 

Witnesses : Richard Thomas, scrivner. Roger Roe, scriptor. 

Rroved at London 17 April, 1570, by oath of John Sherman, executor. 

(Carew 6.) 

WiUofAnthonie Sherman. Dated 4 Sept. 15S2. Proved 18 January, 1583. 

Extracted from the District Registry of Norwich. 

In the nam.! of (iod Amen the fonrtheof Septembre in tin; yeare of oure 

Lord (!od ( ir>M2) And in the lower and twentye yeare of the raigne of ouro 

soverane Ladye Elizabetheby the grace of (iod Queen of Englande, franco 

and Ireland, (etc.) I Anthonie Sherman of Roydon, gent, m the countie ot 

Norfolk in the Diocese of Norwiche being whole of mynde and of perfect 

memorye do make this my last Will and testament utterlie revokmge all 

former wills whatsoever made. ^ , , o r< j *i,^ 

First I bequeathe my sowle to God the Father, God the Sonne God the 

holie(;ost, my bodye to be buried in Christian Sepulhere m the parish 

ohurche of Koydon. 

Item. I biHiueathe to the saide churche of Roydon towarde the repara- 
tion thereof three shillings and four pence. 

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Item I will and bequetitlic to the poro of Koydou three eliillings and 
four pence. 

Item. I bequeathe to the pore of Disse (three shillings four pence) and 
of this mie last will and testanunt. 1 make ordaine and constitute my Wiefl'e 
and my Sonne AN'illiam my full Executors to whom I betjueathe all niye 
goods and chattels, moveables and unmoveables, all my household stuffeaud 
all things \\hatsoever, all which goods, chattels, household stutie and corne 
and other things whatsoever 1 will shal be praused by certaine honest men, 
theye beiuge so prayscd I will that all my debts whatsoever shall be by 
them payd and discharged, ni}' debts beiiige so discharged 1 will that the 
overphisse of those goods so praised, yf auie ther be shall be devidcd 
amonge my AVief and children equallie hy even portions. 

And of this my will I appointe my brother Thomas Sherman overseer. 

Also I l)equeathe to the pore of the towne of Yaxley three shillings, 
four pence. 

IN WITNESSE AVIIEREOF to this my will T have set my hand, dated 
the dayeand yere above written red subscribed and delivered iu the jireseuce 
of mee 

Thomas Blake, and of me 

Kiehohis Sherman, and of 

l\ol)ert Hychardson. 

Proved llSth January, 1582 (ie 1583). 

William Sherman, 1583- 

The 28th IMaie, 1583 and 25tli Elizabeth, I William Sherman cittizen 
and grocer of London and now inhabiting in Ij)swich in Co. Suffolk. 

1 give and bequeath to every of my children that is to say, 'J'o Kicharde, 
"^^'illianl, Eliiiabeth, IMargarett, Eaythe and Amy Sheiman one hundred 
pounds ai)cce to be paid by my Extri^. as they come of age or marry. Iu 
event of death of any one of them, their jtortion to be divided among sur- 

To poor of j)arish of St. Olave Southwark in Co. Surrey 40 shillings. 

1 remitt, release and forgyve unto my brother Henry Sherman all such 
debts that he owcth me. I bequeathe him a Kinge of gold, value 40 

To my other brethren Thomas Sherman, Ixichard Sherman, Eraunces 
Sherman and Bartholomew Sherman, each a Kinge worth 40 shillings, or 
40 shillings in money. 

To everye of my said brothei's children and to the children of my brother 
John Sherman and Anthony Sherman tenu shillings apece at 21 or marriage. 

Item. AVhi-reas Mrs. Sniythe (Jodmothcr to my daughter Elizabeth did 
give 3 ])Ounds G shillings 8 pence I will it shall be paid her by my Extrex. 
at age of 2 1 . 

Item. 1 give and bequeath to Christes Hospital in London to use of 
poor children there 40 shillings. 

To the poor prisoners of the country Gayole of Ipswich 20 shillings. . . . 
To the ])Oor of the parish of St. Stephens Ipswich 20 shillings. 

'J'o my nephewes Janu;« Lany, Thos. l^any, IJeiijamin Lany and Aslack 
Lany rings of 10 bhillings. 

To my sister J^an_\e of Cratlield, ring 13 shilling.-, 4 pence. 

To J(dui iiate my kinsman, ring 20 shillings. \ 

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To my uncle John WuUer,* ring 20 Bliilling.s. 

Item. I will tliut my Exlrix. pay yearly for ten years 10 sliillings to the 
U8e of the poore people; of Yaxlee in Co. Sullolk. 

To Thomas llarvye my ai)i)ieutiee 5 markes "when he shall paie me the 
Delite he oweth me upon certeu honds." 

The Kesidue of my goods, plate, money, jewellry, ymplements, etc. (my 
ease of certain meadows in l^ye, Co. Suffolk only excepted) I give and be- 
qneath to Fayihe my well-beloved wif(! (owjirds bringing up iny chddren ni 
vertuc and godlyness. INIy wife to havi; said meadows in l^ye for Ide, and 
at her decease to go to William my yoimgest hou. If he die before lease 
ends then it to remahi to Ivichard Sherman my second son and his assigns 
for ever. 

]N[y wife Faithe to be sole Extrix. 

Ovri-seers : TNfy trustie friends John Lanye of Ii)8wich, Co. Suffolk, my 
nei)hew irichard Denman, eiti/en and grocer of Fondon and dohn Sherman 
of r.ramford my brother. To each G pounds K5 shillings 1 pence. 

'I'o the intent that my Extrix perform my will to the full es]»ecially to my 
children my will is that"mv house in Ipswich with the appmts. which I lately 
bought of John Waller sludl be sold by my Extrix by advice of my over- 

And touching the disi)OKition of my lands, etc. 

First I give and bequeath to Faythe my wife (for and in recompence of 
lier Dower of all my lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever) all 
those my lands tenements, mannors, rents, etc. situate in llorham Allynton, 
F:ye, and Yaxlee or elsewhere in Co. Suffolk, for her life and at her death to 
remain to John Sherman my eldest son and to his heirs male. In default 
of su(;h to Kichai-d Sherman my second son and his heirs male. In default 
to AVilliam Sherman my youngest son and his heirs male, and failing these 
to my right heirs forever. 

Also to said Faythe my wife all my copye and customarye lands, tene- 
ments and hereditaments in Yaxlee and. Eye for life. At her death to 
William Sherman my youngest son and his heirs forever. 

To John Sherman my eldest son all my lands, tenements and heredita- 
ments in the County of Lincoln to him and his heirs male forever. In de- 
fault, to Richard Sherman my second son and his heirs In default to 
William Sherman my youngest son. Provided no attempt be inade to 
alienatt! such land— if so that one son to lose all benefit of my will, "as if 
not named or thought uiq)on." By me Wu-LIAM Sii human. 

Witnesses: John Ollyver als vytar 

^Villiani h'ysher and William Berreg. 
"Item. I will that my brother Fraunces Sherman shall this yero have 
the fourcrop]H; of three acres of meadow in Eye for 20 shillings, and every 
yere after this the fourcropp of three acres of meadowe for 13 shillings 4 
pence the yere during his life, soe as he will make me and my Extrix. a 
clere discharge of all Keconinge between us, for I am perswaded in con- 
science that lie is rather in my debt than I in his." 

This was written after the publishinge of this will in the presence of me 
John Waller. 

Proved 9 August, 1583, by oath of Faith Sherman, 
. relict and Ivvtrix. 

(Rowe 40.) 

*In the W:illcr Pedigree in Visitation of SuiTolk, 15G1 (p. 75), it is stated that Jano 
Waller niarriid Tlioiuas Slierniau of Yuxlcy, and this bequest to "my uucle Johu 
M'aller " coulinns tlie Visitation I'edigreo. 

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Richard Sherman. Will proved 9 May, 1587. 

Tlio 21st Juuujiry, in Uiu 2"Jlh ElizalKaii, I Ricliard Sliernian of Disso in 
Co. Noifolk, o-ent., buried in church of DLsse or elsewhere. 

First. 1 give and bequeath to twelve poor people of Disse o pounds " for 
their releife lo eontynue for ever yssuing and going out of my brewhouse in in manner following " : two shillings weekly to be paid in money or 
else in bread on every Thursday and on every Sunday. If any one of the • ;. 

12 die some other person to be chosen. ■ ;^ 

Item. To my nepliew Thomas Sherman of Palgrave 20 pounds. |; 

To my godsoiine Kichard Sherman son of saitl Thomas 1 pounds. Also ' *.. 

my close lying in Bres^ingham holden of the IMannor of Koydon Hall by ] 

copye. To have anil to hold to said Ricliard and his heirs forever. ^ " 

To my nephew Thomas Sherman of Disse, my brother Henry Sherman's -, 

Sonne 5 pounds. l • 

To Lamnell Lane 10 pounds. And to Agnes Archer 10 pounds. 

To Jacob Lane 5 pounds. 

To AVilliam Cleveland 40 shillings, and if said William die then it to be 
divided among his brothers and sisters. 

To my nephew Nicholas Sherman all my houses, orchards and wyndmdl 
with house thereto belonging, and a closse with timber yarde adjoining of 4 
acres, more or less, lying an^d being in Disse. So as Margaret my wife la 
to have the premisses with all protitts during her life. At her death to re- 
maine to said Nicholas and his heirs forever. 
To my neece Margarett Golt'e 20 shillings. 
To my neece Elizabeth Sherman 20 shillings. 
To my nej)hew .James Sherman 20 shillings. 

To Agnes Hi'ook sen''., Joane Brooke, Anne Brooke and Elizabeth 
Brooke 40 shillings amongst them. 

To Beatrice Slierman 40 shillings, and to her brother Robert Sherman 40 
shillings to be paid by my nephew Nicli^olas Sherman. 

To said Nicholas all the furniture and necessaries now in my Brewhouse. 
Also all bedstedds, cubbordes, etc. and three Daiiske chests with the locks 
and keyes belonging now in my dwelling house at Disse. INIy wife to lake 
two of the five chests at her choice. 

To iMargarett my wife my bedding i.e. all fethorbedds, coverletts, blan- 
quetts, etcrwith all Liuiuni, brasse, jiewter spitts, dripping pannes, cobyrons 
and rayment. To said iMargarett the Lease of the house in Loudon with 
all the household stuffe thereunto belonging. 

My wyndmill with house and yanl adjoining be sold by my Exors for 
payment of legacies. 

Margaret my wife to be sole Extrix. My nephew Thomas Sherman of 
Palgrave to be supervisor. 

To Thomas Carter 10 shillings for making will. 

To my nephew Nicholas Sherman all timber and stone now in yardes to- 
wards I'eedifying houses. 

Memorandum, that this my last will was interlaced by my consent this 
., 10th day of February. By me Rioii.vui) Sukuman. 

Witness: Henry Wiseman, minister of Disse. 
Proved 9 May, 1587. (Spencer 73.) 

John Sherman. Will proved 21 Nov. 1587. 
The 2r.tb March in 2'Jth Elizabeth, I John Sherman of Ipswich in Co. 

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First, T ^ive aiul beciueatli to IMurgarett my wife the best fotherbedd and 
Boulster that is in tlie rarloiir wlierc'in T did now lyo, two blaidcetts and 
one covering of Tapestrye, one little silver salte with a cover, six silver 
spooiu's, one pair of iny l)est sheets, two j)illowl)eeres, two fether j)illowe8. 
To my son James Sherman 70 jiounds to be paid by my Exor. witliin a 
year of my decease and is in discharge of his brotlier Robert Slierman's gift. 
To I'^lizubeth Shei'man my daughter 70 pounds to be paid in year in dis- 
charge of her brother Robert's gift. 

I forgive Robert Toulson an<l Jane his wife my daughter all debts due. 
To Cicely IMarkall my servant 10 pounds in diseharge of all debts to her 
from me. 

All residue I bequeath to Nicholas Sherman my son to him, his heirs and 
assigns forever. I make said Nicholas my sole Exor. 

To Richard Dawtrye 20 shillings for his paynes in writing this my will. 

To the poor of Bramford 10 siiilliugs. 

To the poor of St. JNfathewes parishe 20 shillings. 

John Sherman. 
Witnesse : Raphe INForrisse 
Oliver (.'(»wper 
Richard Dawtrye 
Proved 21 November, ir),S7, by oath of Nicholas Sherman. 

(Spencer 73.) 

Francis S/ierman. 
I, Francis Sherman of Blownorton in the Co. of Norfolk, gent. 21 Oc- 
tober 4 1 Eliz. (1G02). JMy body to be buried in the chancell where God 
shall call me. 

To the poor of Yaxley 20 shillings. 

'io poor of tlie town whert! (iod shall call me 20 shillings. 
To hidwaide Ciipph'dick gent. 10 jioiindH "my good fr(!iide to be payed 
liini wilhiii halfu a year after my decease." " Prayiuge him to assist my 
Sonne in recoveringe suche debts as are owing me." 
JMy Sonne Alexander Sherman* to be l^xor. 

By me Franciscitm Sherman. 
To Tlioinas lUancharde my 8(>rvante lO shillings. 

And Wliereas Nicholas lUaucharde o\V(!lh me (> pounds I foryive him *I0 
shillings of that. 

To everye servante nowe in the house o shillings. 

By me Fuanciscum Sherman. 
(No witnesses.) 
Proved at London 27 November, IGOo, by 

Alexander Sherman. 
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Nicholas Sherman. 
I Nicholas Sherman of Romford Co. Essex gent. 21 November, 1620. 
Proved 1 8 January, 1 620/1 . 

To poore of Ri)mford 20 shillings. ■ . 

To poore of Hm-nte AVood 10 shillings. 

To poore of parishe of St. INIatthewes in Ipswich 10 shillings. 

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To poore of towne of Brauiford in Suffolk 10 shillings. 

To Thuinas Sherman my sonue 50 pounds. 

To my (lauglitur Elizabeth Lak 20 pounds. 

To my daugliters Thomasiu Sherman, Auue Sherman and Mary Sher- 
man 40 jiounds each. 

To my sister IVIargarett Goffe widdowe 5 pounds. 

To Nicholas Elkins and Lawrence Elkins 20 shillings each. 

To Kichard Collins, Anne Thresher, Jane Collines and Isabell 20 shill- 
ings each. , 

I^Iy house at Bramford the customary and freehold to be sold to the 
uttermost that may be had for it" towards payment of aforesaid legacies. 
If my son Niidiolas Sherman refuse to join in the sale then the same to re- 
main to said Nicholas for his portion and all the rest of my freehold land i^t 
Bramford to be sold by my Exor. for legacies aforesaid.^ 

If any of my daughters die, her i)ortion to go to survivors. 

To niy son Nicholas Sherman's wife, one i)arcell guilte Beaker and one 
parcell guilte r)Oule. 

To Nicholas my son livery gowne, cloake, etc. 

To Tliomaa my son my other cloake, etc. 

To Hugh Lak iny Ridinge Coate. 

To Isabell my wife 10 pounds. 

Overseers : "Mv good freinds William Fuller of Shenfeilde, my brother 
in lawe and Bichai'd Fiske of Romford. To each 20 shillings. 

All residue to Nicholas Sherman my son, whom I make sole Exor. 
AVitnesses : Nicholas Sherman 
- ' Iluirh Bailey 

■_, •> . . AViUiam Fuller . . 

> • . , ' Rich. Fiske, scriptor. 

Proved at London 18 January, 1G20-1. 
By oath of Nicholas t-ilierman. 
^ (Dale 6.) 

}^OTK.— Ante, page 68. In the arms of John Sherman of Wacton, granted in 
loDG, " Volant" should be Vuhiecl or Vulning. A pelican in heraldry is always 
rcpreseuteil as Valued or Vuluiug, i. e. wouudiug her breast. 


By Isaac J. Gruknwood, A.jSI., of New York City.- 

During the Avinter of 1774-5 some of tlie Stockbridge Indians of 
Mns8!u:liU8ett8, tlieu numbering about two hundred in all, enlisted 
nndcL- the leaderwhip of dchoiakini iMtoliksin, a town selectumn, us 
BerkBhire minute men. To these, Ai)rll 1, tlie Rroviucial Oon- 
gress at Concord sent, by Col. John Paterson, member from Lenox, 
and Capt. William (Joodrich,* an address explaining the situation of 
alFairs, and directed that a blanket and a yard of ribbon be presented 

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to each person that is or may be enlisted. Three days hitcr, motion 
was made that Capt. Goodrieh, who co.nmamk'd them may have 
liberty to au-ment his eonipany to one hundred men, and that they 
be eonsidcred as Kangers. The eaptain was ordered to apply to 
Col. raterson; the matter to be settled by the he Id olheers ot he 
militia regiments from whieh the men shonld be enlisted. ihc In- 
dian chiefSolomon, after the tribe had sat in eonned near wo days 
returned answer, April 11, by Goodrich, askmg to be a lowed to 
fiaht in their own Indian way, as they were not used to train and 
fio-ht English fishion. The Provincial Congress at ^\ atertown 
a:^ain wrote them, June 8, concluding: "It some of your young 
nfen should have a mind to see what we are doing here, let them 
come down and tarry among our warriors. ^Ve will provide tor 

'lL::!:vl-le;^.M::^'w; Goodrieh and Charles DeBell, having as 
they said, consent of the general, applied to the Committee ot bafety 
for assistance in enlisting two companies ot Indians t«,m the west- 
ern parts of the colony. The matter was laid belore he Provmcial 
Congress, whieh body referred " the consideration ot the expediency 
of such a measure" to a committee. 

June 21, some of the Indians who had enlisted for the summer 
directed a letter to the congress, desiring that the distribution ot 
spirits among them, while in service, might be rctncted; their 
names are given in American Archives, 4tli b., vol. ii, col 104 J 

An advertisement occurs in the K^sex Gazelle, Ang. 1 ah, tor 
T.emuel Allen of Ashford, Conn., who had deserted troin Capt. 
Wm. (5oodrieh's company, in CV,1. I'aterson s regt Char estown 
Cami), wearing a " blue coat with bulV colour" ( ulls cV. Lapels. 

iluvin-^ volunteered, with a number of others Irom the regiment, 
for Col. "Arnold's expedition up the Kennebec river to (Quebec, 
Capt. Goodrich left tlie camp 8ept. 13, the command of Ins com- 
pany doubtless devolving upon his lieutenant, Dayid 1 ixley o 
Stoi-kbridge, who allerwards attained the rank ot colonel, and 
settled on a tract known as " Cami>beirs Location near Owego. 

In the Massachusetts Revolutionary Kolls (vol. Ob, \i6),m^y 
be seen the following letter addressed 

"To the Committee of Clothing for the Province of Massacliusetts Bay. 

^ Be rSd to pay to John Sergeautt our Blanket and Coat Money 
which is entitled tci us as Bounty for serving as Soldiers m the Army 
Tt Cambridge the last summer and his receipt shall discharge the Colony 
from any fiirlher demand from u^s.^ , 

Stockbridge, February 27, 1770." 

* Wo read that Capt. David ^oUo^of^Pittsfield^^n Patevson^s r.£ sold his^lands 

t Mi^^iomuy at the time to the Mohekuuuiik tribe at Stoekbridge. 


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Then follow thirty-two Indian names, headed by Jehoiakim 
Mtohksin,' after which we have two attestations to their truth. 

" Camp at Charlestowu, March 12'*^, 177G. 
This may certify that the within named persons were Soldiers in my 
Rei,dment and served as such in the Service of this Province last summer 
uutU they were dismissed hy his Excellency Gen' Washington. 

Attest John Faterson, Col. 

These Indians belonged to Capt. Goodrich's Company. 

Attest John Sargent. 

Their attachment to the American cause continuing, they desired 
to be f'urthi'r om[)Ioyed, a movement which was recommended, July 
30, 177G, by (Jen, Wasliington to the C'ontiuental Congress. Tliat 
body, by a resolution passed a few days later, directed the general 
to employ as many as he deemed expedient, and Timothy Edwards, 
Esii-, ('ouuHissioner ofludian All'airs lor the Northern Department, 
at Stockbridge, was instructed, Aug. 7, to engage as many as he 
could, giving them the privilege of joining either the northern de- 
partment of the army, under Gen. Schuyler, or of coming to Wash- 
ington's quarters at New York. 

During the fall an independent company of these Indians, under 
Capt. Ezra Whittlesey, was posted by Gen. Gates at the " Ty " 
Saw Mills, with two regiments under Col, Samuel Brewer, and 
on Sept. 13 the men were ordered to wear blue and red caps to 
distinguish them from the enemy's Indians, who were in large force 
under Sir John Johnson. 

About this time (Jen. Washington thought the Stockbridge In- 
dians would be useful for scouting 'parties, and to this cllect his sec- 
retary, liobt. II. Harrison, wrote (ien. Schuyler, from Harlem 
Heights, Oct. 18, 177G, adding: "If the situation of ailairs in the 
Northern army do not require their continuance there." 

lUit the ((ucstion of their usefulness or aid in that (piarter was 
brielly ihci(h'tl in a h-tter of Oct. 22 fri>m (.'ol. Hrcwer to Gen. 
(jates, in which he recommends that they be discharged, "if con- 
sistent with duty," as it was dilKcult to keep them in order. 


Contributed hy Miss Ellen 1>. Launkd ot'Tliouipson, Conn. 
[Concluded Iroiu page 70.] 

Having settled the daily routine and provided for special emergencies, 
cm- book has fewer entries. Each day it makes report of Parole and 
Counter-igii ; "guards, as usual," and oUicers of the day. A weekly 
courtniailKil is ordered — a monthly report transcribed. Various nunor 

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matters rci-iiru utt.-nti.)U. It l.oiug fouud tliut tl.c ui<-,u prcf«rrca to work 
for the people of the surrounding country, on pretext that tliey had more 
,.uv for tlu'ir hibor, a special order conhned all privates in the fort each 
LuHnin..- (luring the hay season till a snllicient nnnd>er of nu-n was secured 
for -ettin- hay for his majesty's use. A d.-taclnnent was ordere.l to search 
the "huts "and* houses of the inhabitants at gun-tiring every evening and 
suhliers found were to be brought into the " p^i'vuus of the tort, where 
they were to lie till further orders. Very stringent game laws were found 
needful, to keep the men from shooting at the expense ot tlie King s am- 
nmnition. None were allowed to go out for that purpose without tickets, 
h,h1 nol more than three of each company in a day. All shooting at game, 
eillier living or sitting near the fort, was forbidden. 

Special service was required of the men in waiting upon sloops that came 
into the river- unloading and transferring stores. A wood party, with a 
fortni.-ht's provision, under Captain Taplin, was manned and sent out. A 
scouting party, embracing two captains, four subs, four sergeants, two 
corporals, and fiO privates, with sufficient powder, balls and ffint, wa* 
ordered to embark on the Schooner IMonckton, Captain Macomb, which, 
after eleven days' absence, returned, " all well, without much success, ex- 
cept some i)lunder." ,. , r^^^,^ 
As the season advanced, lamps and " oyl " were found need ul. Two 
lamps were allowed to the soldi.'rs' barracks in the tort, and two tor tha m 
the spur. Another wood party of " a hundred rank and hie and U days 
provision, ordered to go down the bay as soon as Captain l^oggett s sloop 
was ready for their embarkation. Although the general health o the gar- 
rison was good, and only three deaths had been reported, the <iuarteimaster 
was ordered, Sept. 28, "to take a corporal and six privates to get tlie sick 
men on board the vessel that is to carry them to New England, and to pn 
some good swct hay on board for them to lay upon on their passage. It 
was exi.ressly ordered that no masters of vessels in this place presume to 
carry away any person except by permission of the commanding othcer. 

It having been reported that the soldiers had accustomed themselves to 
'^eamin- Tt cards" in their barracks, which kept them up late at night 
ami mi'dit tliem to earelessness with their lires, such gaming was 
forbidden, and ollicers enjoined to use their utmost endeavors to suppress 

'htcrea"sin<r insubordination among the men was manifested in the orders 
issued. Col Frye, in an order that reads more like a remonstrance, bewails 
the ditliculties that beset the orderly sergeants "by reason of the obstmacy 
of the i)rivate6," who refused to assist in unloading " the _ vessels m his 
niaiesty's pay, for to fetch firewood," not only causing the Kings money to 
be thrown away and their fidelity questioned, but entailing su termg upon 
his maiesty's troops in the wintcsr for want of firewood, when by reason ot 
trreat snow and sc-vere weather they might not have it in their power to get 
any, and therefore instructed the officers to see that their men turn out sea- 
sonably for unloading each vessel as it arrives, "and not leave it to struggle 
between their orderly sergeants and obstinate privates. One-halt cord ot 
firewood per week was allowed to each chimney m use. 

Col. Frye's forebodings of storm and severe weather were quickly real- 
ized. Nov. 4, he reports tremendous gales of wind and surprising sea, 
• 8catterin<r the wood that was corded upon the marsh, and causing much 
other damage. In December, the guards were ordered at all tiim.-s as occa- 
sion required, to help the train of artillery clean the batteries ot the snow. 


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Information reaching the colonel that Thomas Lawrence, an Indian, " had 
bci-n Been couiing out (hunk from the soldiera' barracks, and as such jnac- 
ticcs might he attended with fatal conseciuences to the Peace lately con- 
cludeil with the Chief Sachem of Acadia," all members of the garrison 
were expressly forbi<lden to give any Indian ttiat entered the fort any sort 
of spirituous liquors of any name or nature whatsoever. Subse(iueut orders 
forbade sutlers or other inhabitants within the command of the fort to 
give or sell any spirituous liquors of any sort to the Indians except by per- 
mission from the commaniling othcer. 

As the con(juest of Canada went forward, the charge of the French in- 
habitants brought new burthens and perplexities to our commander. Jan. 
11), 17G0, sick and lame soldiers were brought out of the hospital to make 
room for tlie French people who were stowed into hospital, vacant bar- 
racks and huts " in such manner as will be most for the saving of fuel, 
which is like to fall short." Feb. 4, a list was ordered of all the French people 
now here, distinguishing between the residents of dilferent provinces ; also be- 
tween those that desired to return to their several places of abode, and such 
able-bodied men as could encamp in the woods, where they could supply 
themselves with wood. In one of his ])rolix expounders, March lU, Col. 
Frye discusses the situation. Wy articles of submission to his Britannic 
majesty, made by Mr. Mauack and other principal men, for themselves and 
other French {)eople residing at l*ettecondsack and 3Iemoraincook, he had 
settled a (}uantity of provision upon these people, taking the utmost care 
that it should not exceed the real necessity of tiiese indigent peo])le, and 
to prevent any siq)ply going to such as remained obstinate — and some had 
tlie front to apply for ])rovisions to carry away who were suspected of some 
scheme against his majesty's interest, therefore all were forbidden to send 
provision out of the fort, or to supply applicants with more than they need 
for 2)reseut subsistence. Again, " some might be in pressing need of pro- 
vision," who were possessed of effects, such as cattle, horses, sheep, swine, 
beaver, poultry, and other merchantable goods. The commissary was in- 
structed to make entry of all these things, iu order that they miglit judge 
who were projter sidjjects of charity and who ought to pay for their pro- 
visions, 'i'rading with the French and Indians for pottery, feathers or 
valuable elfects was strictly forbidden — but liberty given to purchase 
geese, ducks, j)ai1 ridges, liares and sucii like game. Oen. Andu-rst, in 
grappling with the French problem, recouunended that the inhabitants 
fi'oni St. John's iviver be sent as ])risoners of war to Europe ; hears that 
1200 might be coUectcid at Fort Cumberland. 

As the year of service drew near a close, the insubordination of the gar- 
rison soldiers assumed a mutinous chai'acter. Cen. Amherst reports to 
Gov. Lawrence, 17 iNLiy, 17 GO, that notwithstanduig the bounty that had 
been griinted to these men, they were bent on returning home and (putting 
the fort, all but thirty-five threatening to go by land. Our orderly book 
reports with much formality the f(dlowing list of " Loyal Soldiers ; " — 
William Dunlap, Joseph >VliiHl()u, lOdward \Velch, lleury Segar, Joualhau 
llarbaek, Daniel llanuiKjnd, Isaiah Tulfls, -lelfery Dunahoe, Henjamin Hill, 
Jose}»h Allen, Thomas Bumstead, John Treet, George Ivoss, ^'athaniel 
Kand, Peter Busbee, Alex'' IMcDowle, Solomon Pliyps, Thomas Biayzer, 
James Pierce, Nathaniel Langson, Edmund Penney, John Boyson, John 
lirown, Joseph Savill, Nathaniel Harris — to which the good corjioral aj)- 
pends a hearty '• Amen." 

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into the Btore-houses should " all bo detached from the mutinous part of the 
<rarris()n." A number of " newly enlisted " were sent to take the place of 
deserters. Some arrangement was made by which the greater part ot the 
disaffected remained through the summer. Duties were the same as on the 
previous season — keeping guard, unloading and hauling stores, cuttmg 
wood, mowing tlie King's grass. Continuous laws were needed to restrict 
the sale of spu-ituous licpior. The inhabitants of the surrounding country, 
- takino- Buch an unbounded liberty " in employing the soldiers for service, 
all were eommandetl to be in the fort at " retreat," and sentries forbidden 
to allow any m:in to pass out without a written i)ass or ticket. Learning 
that some of the men took advantage of these " shooting tickets " to lay 
schemes to desert his majesty's service, the much-tried commander was 
obliged to restrict the use of tickets. -, . • 

With the expiring efforts of tlio French to regain their lost dominion. 
Fort ( 'umberlaud sifffered its first alarm. Special orders were issued Sept. 
9. The word to be passed to the sentries every ten minutes alter tattoo- 
beatiii'r. Patrols to i)ass hourly every night around the huts and hospitals. 
Tiie r'oyal train of artillery to keep on duty at night one lieutenant, one 
crunner, Unw matrosses ; no lights nor tires allowed either English or 
French ; no soldier allowed to sleep out of his barracks on any pretence 
whatever ; ollicers to hold themselves at the utmost readiness to take their 
posts at a moment's warning ; officer of the guard to give them notice the 
moment any enemy is discovered. The discharge of three cannon w£^ 
settled as a garrison alarm by which all might know that an enemy had 
been discovered. j i- j 

Following this futile alarm our Massachusetts troops made ready tor de- 
parture. 'Hie great reduction of forces necessitated changes in the order- 
in.r of the -rarrison. Sergeants were made to do corporals' duty — guards 
reduced to as small a luim^ber as possible. On Sept. 20, the last entry was 
made in our Orderly Book. The muster rolls in Massachusetts Archives 
credit Caj.t. donathan Eddy's company vvith service from March 29, 17;/J, 
to Sept. 17 GO. The comiianies of Captains Benjamin llolden, AVilliam 
Amder and John Taplin are reported on service till November following. 


., , FAMILY. 

Arranged by Geohoiana Guild, of Providence. 

[The following statistics were originally compiled to refute cer- 
tain errors whicli iuive crept into print and should not be perpetuated, 
concerning the Providence line of the Gorlmni family. They have 
been enlarged in scope to embrace more descendants and to include 
the Bristol brancli as well. Acknowledgments are due to Mr. 
Frank W. Sprague of Prookline, Mass., and to Mr. Henry S. Oor- 
ham of New York— both well known students of the (Jorhain 
family — ibr valuable cooperation in this publication.] 

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^ 'J'-'IGS JSFotes on the Oorham Family. [April, 

Cai'T. John^ Goriiam (second son of Ralph, son of James) was born 
in Bcnefii'ld, Eng. ; ba])tized Jan. 28, 1621. lie married, 1G43, Desire 
1 lowland, horn at Plynioiitli about l()2.'i, daughter of John Ilowland and 
Klizabrth 'I'illey of tlio MayHower. lie was buried at Swansea, Feb. 5, 
1G75-G, Slie died at Barnstable, Oct. 13, 1G83. 

For names of children, see Registek, vol. 52, p. 358. 

2. Jabez^ Gouham (fourth son and seventh child of Capt. John} Gor- 
ham), was born in Barnstable, ISlass., Aug. 3, 1050. lie married 
Hannah Sturgis ("Widow Gray"), daughter of Edward Sturgis 
of Barnstable and Yarmouth. (First child, Hannah, was born in 
1077.) They moved from Barnstable to Bristol, 11. 1. He died 
between March 16, 172-4-5, the date of his will, and May 18, 1725, 
when his son, Isaac, gave a receipt for his jjortion of the estate. 
' (See below.) His wife died Oct. 17, 1730. (Gravestone record, 
Brewster cemetery.) 
Children : 

Hannah,' b. Dec. 23, 1677; d. March 28, 1682. 

Samukl, b. April 15, 1082 ; d. Nov. 24, 1735, a;. 53. 

Jaukz, b. Jan. 31, 1G83-4. 

SnuHAL, b. April 12, 1G8G. 

Isaac, b. Feb. 1, 1U89; d. 1739-40. 

John, b. Nov. 8, 1690; d. January, 1717. 

Joseph, b. Aug. 22, 1G92 ; bap. Clirist Church, Bristol, Aug. 11, lti95. 

Hannah, b. Feb. 21, 1G93-4; bap. Christ Church, Bristol, Aug. 11, 

Benjamin, b. Dec. 11, 1G95; d. 1771 or 1772. 
Thomas, b. Oct. 30, 1701. 

In the census of Bristol in 1689, Jabez^ Gorhara is mentioned 
V with wife and four children. 

' The will of Jabez^ Gorhara is dated March 16, 1724-5. He calla 

■" himself " of Bristol, in the County of Bristol, in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay, yeoman " ; names " wife Hannah," " eldest son 
Jabez (iorhain," sous Isaac, Josej)!! and Benjamin, " daughter Eliza- 
beth, wife of Shobael Baxter," and grandsons Edward, AV^illiain and 
Sauiuel Downs. lOxecutors, ''wife Hannah and son Benjamin."* 

On May 18, 1725, Isaac Gorham, "of New Haven, Colony of 
Connecticut," gave a receipt for his portion of the estate of his 
"father, Jabez Gorham, late of Bristol, dec'd."| 

On June 10, 1725, .Joseph Gorham "of Fairfield, in the County 
of Fairiield, in the Colony of Connecticut in New England, cord- 
wainer," gave a receipt for his portion of the estate of his father, 
Jabez Gorham. I Joseph married twice at Fairfield and has many 
descendants. Otis wrongly states that he " died without issue." 

Sejitember 7, 1732, "Hannah Gorham of Yarmouth, in the 
County of Barnstable, seamstress," (juitclaimed to Benjamin Gor- 
liam of Bristol, " tanner," all her interest in five acres of land in 

Deed recorded, Sept. 12, 1732.§ Benjamin was her eon. 

* Taunton Probate Records, vol. v., p. 75. 

tT.uniton Probate Pocords, vol. vi., p. 189. 

T Tuuiitun Probate Itecords, vol. vi , p. 190. 

} Briblol Co. District Laud Kecords, vol. xxi., p. 262, 


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In the old burial ground in Brewster, Mass., is a stone to " Han- 
nah Gorhara, wife of Jabez Gorham, died Oct. 17, 173G."* 

These last two records show that Ilauiiah (jorham, widow of 
Jabez,^ had returned to Cape Cod after lier husband's death, signed 
the deed of 1732, and died there in 173G, outliving her husband by 
eleven years. 

3. Jabkz^ GouiiAM {Jahez,^ John}), born Jan. 31, 1084; died Nov. 21, 

174r)f ; buried Nov. 23, ITirj.f He married first, Leah .j 

She died May 13, I73i)§; buried from St. Michael's Cliurch, Bris- 
tol, iMay IT), 173'J.§ He married second, July 31, 1741, Mary 
Maxlield1[; Int. Marcli 3U, 1744.11 Mrs. Mary Gorham and 
Stephen Smith, married Oct. 13, 17G3.|| 
Children of Jabez* and Leah : 

1. Samuki,,* b. Newport, Nov. 27, 1707; buried Nov. 25, 1739. 

ii. Ei.i/AUKru, b. Newport, April 9, 1710; d. Aug. 28, 172G. 

iii. SiiUBAKL, b. Bristol, March 29, 1713; d. Sept. 11, 1734. 

iv. IlANXAii, bap. Oct. 27, 1717; d. July 27, 1802, aj. 85; m. May 30, 

1737, Joim Kinnicutt. 
(Leah, wife of Jal)ez, Jr., also Samuel, Shubael, Elizabeth and Ilan- 

nuli, bap. Oct. 27, 1717, at Christ Charch, Bristol, R. I.**) 
v. Maky, bap. Oct. 10, 1721, Christ Church, Bristol** ; m. May 30, 1738, 

Samuel Ostjorne. 
vi. Ri':i5K(.:CA, bap. Jan. 5, 1723, St. Michael's Church, Bristol; d. March 

25, 1725. 
vii. Nathan, b. Bristol, Jan. 8, 1725-6 ; bap. Jan. 30, 1725-G, St. Michael's 

viii. Deuokaii, bap. Sept. 24, 1732, St. Michael's Church. 

Administration of estate of Jabez* Gorham given to Aaron Bourne, 
March 10, 174r)-(;.tt 

Otis, in his "Notes on Barnstable Families," Jl^ confuses Jabez''^ and 
Jabez.'^ The former, he states, " married twice, the mother of his 
ten children being his first wife, Hannah." Aiul again, " He was 
88 years of age when he married his second wife, Mary Maxwell." 

But Otis, himself, (juestioned the fact of this second marriage, for 
he adds, " If the date of the marriage whieli I liave is reliable, its 
accuracy may well be doubted." 

These long standing errors, as to the age and second marriage of 
Jabez,'-are proved as such beyond a doubt by the preceding records. 

5. Bk.nja^iin*Gouiia.m (Jabez,' Jo^iu^), born Dec. 11, IGD"); died between 
Oct. 18, 1771, and Feb. 1, 1772.§§ Married Bethiah, daughter of 
David Gary, of Bristol. |||j She probably died before 1753, when 

*" Mortuary Uui'oril from the (Iriivostoucs in the OKI Ground iu Brewster, 
Mass." I'a-o ()2. Divisiou No. 7. By Cliarlos li:. M;iyo. (1898.) 

t Arnold's Vital Itrcords of llliudi.) Island, vol. vi , p. V,i6; vol. viii., p. 227. 

j Jabuz (iorliatn and "who Loali " sell land, Jan. 1, 1727-8. Tuuntou llogister of 
Deeds, vol. xviii., p. 71. 

6 Arnold's Vital Uocords, vol. vi., p. 130; vol. viii., p. 227. 

1l Arnold's Vital Uocords, vol. viii., p. 200; vol. vi., p. 24. 

II Arnold's Vit;d Records, vol. vi., p. 25, Bristol Marriages. 

*• Rkoisteh, vol. xxxiv., p. 2G1. 

ft 'raiinton I'robatc Records, vol. xi., p. 113. 

t+ Vol. i., p. 425. 

Ji Btinjainni (iorham, of I'rovidouco, sells land to Esok Hopkins of N. Prov., Oct. 8, 
1771. Deed acluiowledgod, Oil. 18, 1771. I'rov. Deeds, vol. xx., p. 1. Will of Benja- 
min Gorliiim, dated May 14, 17(51; sworn to by witnesses, Feb. 1, 1772. i'rov. Wills, 
vol. vi., p. 39. 

nil Benjamin Gorham and wife, Bethiah Gorham, of Bristol, sell land loft to Bethiah 
by "her father, the late David Gary, of Bristol," to Shubal Norton, of Bristol, July 9, 
172{). Taunton Register of Deeds, vol. xvii., p. 153. 


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170 Notes on the Gorham Family. [April, 

Uciijiimiii signed a deed alone.* He was no doubt the first Gor- 
•v' liiiin to settle in rrovidence. 
Children : 
i. 15kn,iamin,* b. Aug. 22, 1718, bap. Aug. 5, 1722, Christ Church, Bris- 
tol. t 

ii. Betuiah, b. Oct. 10, ; bap. Aug. 5, 1722, Christ Cliurch, Bristol ; f 

in. Jan. 19, 1738, Abner Brown of rrovidence. 
iii. Sakau, I). Sept. 15, 1723; bap. Nov. 24, 1723, at Christ Church, Bris- 
tol; m. March U, 1745, at Pruvideiico, Rowland Taylor. 
iv. EuzAitKTii, bap. Jan. 21, 1727-8, at Clirist Church, Bristol; d. Sept. 
3, 1785; ni. Feb. 21, 1748, at J'rovidence, Thomas Grainger, who 
was b. Sept. 23, 1725. 
G. V. Jaui.z. 
vi. Samuel. 
vii. Jemima, m. Nov. 26, 1749, Joseph Owens. 

(For will of Benjamin Gorham," see j)age 172.) 

G. Jahez^ Gouiiam {Beujaviin,^ Jahcz^^ Johi^). lie married Oct. 4, 
1758, Abigail Field, born Jan. 27, 1730, daughter of Jeremiah and 
Abigail (Waterman) Field. (The proof of this generation will be 
discussed later.) 
Children : 

7. i. Jaiie/.,» b. July 15, 1700; d. May 27, 1802. 
ii. Samuel, m. May 10, 1807, Sarah Calder. 
iii. JuiiN, buried Jan. 21, 175'J. 

7. Jaiji:z* Goriiam {Jahez* Benjamin,^ Jahez,^ John^^hovninXy 15, 1760 ; 
died l^fay 27, 1802; married Oct. 2(5, 1788, Catharine Tyler, born 
Novend)er, 1762; died INIarch 21), 1807. 
Cliildren : 
1. Hannah," b. Feb. 19, 1781 ; d. May 12, 1833; m. Juno 29, 1808, Dex- 
ter Tiiurl)er. 
ii. Ben.iamix, 1). March 2, 1780; d. Nov. 12, 1809; m. Oct. 20, 1808, 

Knnna Angell. She ni. 2d' l)i!C. 20, 1814, Samuel Bloss. 
iii. Field, b. July 27, 1787; d. same tlay. 
iv. Betiuah, b. March 10, 1789; d. Sept. 8, 1821; m. Aug. 28, 1808, 

William Comstock. 
v. Sahaii, b. Jan. 27, 1791; d. Aug. 21, 1791. 

8. vi. Jaiu;/., b. Feb. 18, 1792; d. Marcli 24, 1809. 

vii. CAriiAKiNE, b. June 30, 1793; d. Feb. 7, 1835; in. Dec. 24, 1810, Eno3 

viii. John, b. June 4, 1795; d. Jan. G, 1853; ra. Jan. 15, 1816, at Smith- 

(ield, R. I., Mary Mason. J 
ix. Sauaii, b. Feb. 2, 1797; d. Dec. 4, 1824; m. Dec. 29, 1819, Samuel 

X. William Field, b. April 30, 1798 ; d. April 23, 1804. 

The will of Jabez Gorham,^ dated May 2, 1802, appoints "wife 
• ■ ' Catharhie" and "brother, Samuel Gorham," executors.§ 

April 10, 1810, Jabez CJorham and Catharine Gorham, children 
of Jabez Gorham, late of Providence, chose Dexter Thurber, guar- 
dian, lie was also guardian of Sarah and John, chihlren of said 
Jabez, under fourteen years of age.|| 

• ]'rovi(UMu;o l{efj;iHtor of Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 3G8. 
+ Ui;(iisi'i;u, vol. .\x\iv , p. 2()3. 

t Will ilalcd Dee. 0, 18.VJ, iiieiitioiis "wife Miiry uud nephew, Jouu Gorham, i^. 
(TliJH was 9. .)olm'.) I'lov. Will.H, vol. \vi., [). 511. 
^ rro\i(ieme Wills, vol. i.\., p. 02. 
11 l'iu\ iilenee i'robalu i'rocecdiii^s, vol. ii., \i. 29. 

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June 3, 1810, Samuel Gorliam, executor of the estate of " Jabez 
Gorluuu, latc! of l*i()vi(len(;e," fiii^ued a decil. Recorded, June G, 

8. Jabkz^ (Joimiam (Jabez,^ Jahez,* Benjamin,^ Jabez,^ John^), born in 
rrovi<leMcc',, Feb. 18, 17'J2; diol March 21, 18G9. He married 
lirst, Dec. 4, 1810, Amey Thurber, dauiihter of Samuel and Mehit- 
abbi (Dexter) Thurbcir. She was born in Providcuice, Jan. 30, 
17'J.>; died Nov. 2G, 1820. He marritul Kccond, April 10, 1822, 
liVdia Dexter, dauL^hter of Lewis and Lydia (Comstock) Dexter. 
Siie was liorn at SniithlirJd, K. 1., Nov. 11, 17'.)7; died Sejjt. 4, 
1873. 'I'he will of Jabez,' dated April 24, 1808, mentions "wife 

C'liildren of Jabez' and Amey : ^ 

i. I5kn,iami\,' b. Sept. 24, 1817; d. Oct. 6, 1817. 

ii. Amand.v, b. Dec. 11, 1818; d. March 17, 18'J7; ra. 1st, May 14, 1838, 
William Gladdina; Trice; child, WiUiam^ ; ni. 2d, Nov. 23, 1842, 
: John Clark Harris; children, Joscj^h, Jahcz; m. 3d, April 22, 1889, 

Ik'iijfUiiiii Coinstock. 
9. lii. John, b. Nov. 18, 1820; d. June 2G, 1898. 

Children of Jabez" and Lydia: 
iv. Ukn.j.uiin, b. Feb. 2, 1823; d. Dec. 5, 1823. 
V. Amk-v, b. May 7, 1824; d. Jan. 30, 18C4; m. Dec. 1, 1815, Henry 

Aljorii Webb. Cliildren : Harriet R'ujmond, Amey. 
vl. SusAX, b. July 3, 1825; ni. Nov. 15, 18GG, Caleb Farnum. 
vii. CiiAULES FiKi-D, b. March 5, 1834; ui. 1st, Feb. 27, 1854, Marianna 

Towne; child, Ella; m. 2d, April 19, 18G0, Catharine B. Yerriug- 


0. John'' Cokiiam [Jabez,^ Jabez,^ Jabez* Benjamin,' Jabez,^ John^), born 
in l*r(jvideuee, Nov. 18, 1820; died in C'hase City, Virginia, June 
20, 1898. He married, Sept. 4, 1848, his cousin, Amey Thurber, 
daughter of Isaac an<l Lucy (lirown) Thui-ber, born Sept. 1, 1827. 
(Isaac Thurber was twin brother fo Amey, the lirst wilt.! of Jabez.®) 
(!biklren, born in Providence: I^ucy, Herbert Thurber, Amey 
Thurber, Jolia Henry, Charles Isaac, Jabez. (Of these, only the 
two latter are living.) 
The mistake hitherto made in this line occurs in the fourth generation, 
where Jabez'' has been displaced by Benjamin^, born Aug. 22, 1718 (Benja- 
min,* Jabez, ^ John,^) who is claimed as the husband of Abigail Field. The 
late John Gorham' of Providence, whose descent is given, accepted this 
error of the fourth generation, and claimed Benjamin'' as his ancestor. 
The Boston Evening Transcript in its issues of Nov. 9, and Nov. 30, 1898 
((lenealogical l)e])artm(!nt) also makes this misstatement. The Field 
(b'uealogy (Mrs. Hairict A. Brownell), page 11, reiterates the same mis- 
take in the following words: "Abigail Field, born in Providence, Jan. 27, 
1730, married Oct. 7, 174^^, Benjamin CJorham, son of Benjamin, son of 
Jabez, son of Capt. John Gorham of Gorhaniburg, England, and Desire 
Howland ivJio came to America in tJie Mayjlower." 

Three errors are displayed in this statement: First, the date of mar- 
riage, "1743," making Abigail thirteen years old at the time ; second, the 
substitution of " Benjamin" as the husband of Abigail, for Jabez — as will 
be proved ; third, the announcement that " Desire Howland came to Ameri- 
ca in the Mayflower." 

• rroviileiiL'c Kcfjister of Deeds, vol. xxxiii., p. 194. 
t l*rovi(lcin.e \Vills, vol. xxii., p. 319. 

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Tlie first error is so palpable that it does not need to be discussed, and it 
seenm .siipertiuous to explain that Desire 1 lowland did not come over in the 
Mayflower. ('• Gorhanibnrg" should be Gorhanibury.) 

In view of these authorities it remains to support the claim of Jabez^ by 
reliable references. The proofs are these : 

( 1 ) Benjamin* Gorham of Providence sells land to " beloved son, Jabez 
of Providence, for and in consideration of the sum of £100." Deed signed, 
Aug. 18, 1753; acknowledged, March 25, 1754; recorded July 10, 1754.* 

(2) Benjamin* Gorham of Providence, " tanner and curler," sells a lot 
of land to his " son, Jabez Gorham, of said Providence, tanner," " for and 
in consideration of the sum of £300, well and truly paid by my son, Jabez." 
Signed, April 8, 17(;i ; recorded, April 2G, 17(J2.t 

(3) The will of Benjamin* Gorham mentions his son, Jabez, to whom 
he wills "the dwelling house, where I now live." It also mentions his 
daughters, Elizabeth Grainger and Sarah Whipple, and grandson, Samuel 
Owen. To the latter he gives "a pair of silver buckles that were his 
uncle's, Samuel Gorham." Jabez Gorham, sole executor. Will dated, 
May 14, 17G4; sworn to by witnesses, Feb. 1, 1772; recorded, May 23, 

(4) The marriage of Jabez^ Gorham to Abigail Field by Pichard AVater- 
nian, justice, grandfather of Abigail, is recorded in vol. 1, p. 132, of the 
original IMS. records of marriages in Providence. The handwriting of the 
entry is perfectly legible. Those unable to verify this statement by exan> 
ining the original records can do so by consulting Snow's " Index of Births, 
Marriages and Deaths in Providence, 1G3G to 1850," pp. 174, 190. 

(5) Jabez^ Gorham of Providence sells land to George Payson. Deed 
sit^ned by Jabez Gorham and Abigail Gorham, " wife of said Jabez Gor- 
h:mi," Dec. 20, 17G3 ; acknowledged, April 7, 17G4; recorded, April 25, 

(G) Jabez^ Gorham of Providence sells land to Benjamin Thurber, Aug. 
17, 1773. Deed signed by Jabez Gorham "and wife," Abigail Gorham.|| 
This is the last mention found in the records of Jabez and Abigail. 

It is clearly evident from the foregoing : First, that Benjamin' makes 
no mention of a son, Benjamin, or of any of his descendants, either by deed 
or will ; and second, that it was Jabez'*, and not Ik-njamin^, who married 
Abii^ail Fi(;ld. Indeed, the only wonder is that such an error was ever 
incorporated in this line of descent and that it has been so long uncontested. 
There is, in fact, no other record of au Abigail Field who married a Gor- 
ham, in Providence or elsewhere. 

In this coimection the following communication from Mr. Frank W- 
Si)rague — who has himself examined all the e\idence submitted in this 
iXYUvAii — will {)rov(! valuable and suggestive: "1 have made a personal 
ecarcli at Bristol, Taunton and ProvidencHi, and then; is absolutely no trace 
of i'H'njamin'', or of his children or grandchildren. We know that he was 
born, but there is no I'ccord of him in I'rovidence. 1 believe the truth is 
that lu! died young and unmarried." 

In conclusion we subjoin some notes of another branch of the Gorham 

* Provitlcnce IJcgi.stcr of Deeds, vol. xiii., pp. 368, 3G9. 
t l'i-()vi(liMico Ki'irisU-r of Deeds, vol. xvi., p. 179. 
i l'ro\ itUiuue Wills, \ol. vi., pp. 38, 39. 
J l'i()\ iikiiee Koyister of Deeds, vol. xviii., p. 84. 
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(Dftta su|i|)liiHl 1)} Mr. IIkniiy S. (JonnAM.) 
4, Isaac* {Jitbez,^Jo/iH,^), horn Feb. 1, 1GH9 ; died, 1739-40; married first, 

IMary , who ilird Supt. 11, 171(); married second, Aug. 6, 

1717,* Hannah Mih-s, daughter of Richard Miles of New Haven, 

Children of Isaac* and Mary, born in Bristol: 

10. i. I.SAAC* b. May 28, 1713; d. Dec. 1, 17G0; bap.J July 10, 1715, at 

Christ Cluircli, IJrhtol. 
11. Hk/.kkiaii, b. Fcl). 1714-5; d. Dec. 15, 1715; bap. J July 10, 1715, at 
Christ Church, Bristol. 

Children of Isaac* and Hannah, born in New Haven: 

.!, ill. Joiix. 

: iv. Mauy, b. Oct. 10, 1721. . . , ,i 

V. Timothy, b. Nov. 13, 1723. . 

vi. lIiozKKiAU, b. Dec. 5, 1725. " ; 

vii. Samukl. 

viil. Klizaheth. 

■, , ix. IIanxau. 

Isaac* Gorham bought lands in New Haven, March 1, 1719-20. 
•> He is described as " cooper."§ He was admitted an inhabitant of 

the town, Dec. 2G, 1720. On May 18, 1725, he gave a receij)t for 
::5 his portion of his father's estate. See page IGH of Providence Notes. 

Administration on iiis estate granted to Richard Miles. Inventory, 
' , ■ March, 1739-40. Isaac, eldest son, and seven other children named. 1[ 

10. Isaac* {Isaac, ^ Jahez,"^ John^), born in Bristol, May 28, 1713; died in 

Bristol, Dec, 1, 17G0; married Oct. 19, 1742, Jemima Potter, daugh- 
ter of lloijestill and Lydia (Hubbard) Potter. She died Oct. 10, 


i ■ Children : 

i. AlAiiY,' b. July 28, 1743; bap. Aug. 7. 1743, at St. Michael's Church, 

ii. Hannah, b. Sept. 25, 1745; bap. March 17, 1748-49, at St. Michael's 

Church, Bristol. 

11. iii. Isaac, b. 1747; bap. March 17, 1748-49, at St. Michael's Church, 

Bristol; d. September, 1795. 

iv. Althi<;a, b. 1751; bap. May 24, 1752, at St. Michael's Church, Bris- 
tol; d. June 17, 1823; in. 1774, Gilbert Kiclimond, b. at Bristol, 
April 27, 1754; lost at sea March 19, 1782. (See Riciiraoud Gene- 

v. Lyi>ia, bap. May 9, 1759, at St. Michael's Church; d. May 10, 1759. 

vi. AVii.LiAM, bap. Dec. 9, 1759, at St. Michael's Cinirch; shipwrecked 
at the Vineyard, Dee. 2t;, 1778, and perished wiUi tlio cold. 

11. IsAAC» {Isaac* Isaac," ./abcz;' Jufui^), born 1717; bap. Marcli 17, 

17-18-9, at St. JMichael's Church, Bristol; died at sea September, 
179.*), aired 48; married Sept. 1, 177-1, Sarah Thomas of Warren, 
who died Feb. 25, 183.5. 

* New Haven Records, vol. i., p 89. 

+ Will of Lieut. Klehard Miles of Now Haven, dated Jan. 24, 1756. "The remainder 
and ret-idiie of my estate 1 {,^ivc, devise and bc(ineatli to my two daughters, Elizabeth 
'J'liomj).s()ii and Mary (iili)ert and to tlie iieirs of my daughter Hannah Gorhani, de- 
cea.Med." (New Haven rrohate Keeords, Book 8, p. 6G0.) 

1 Ki;()isi I'll, vol. xxxiv., p. '2G0. 

J New llavon Town Keeords, IJook 6, p. 389. 

It Now llaveu Trobato Records, Book G, p. 292. 

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Children : 

i. Jemima/ b. Aua:. 28, 1775; d. Nov. 7, 1798; m. Oct. 1, 1797 (lut. 

Sept. 27, 1797), Nicholas Peck, b. May 0, 1762; d. 1847. 
ii. Isaac, b. 1777; d. at sea Auij. 21, 1798, "a;. 21. 
iii. Sauaii, b. May 17, 1780; d. Dec. IG, 1SG9 ; m. Feb. 2, 1800, Nicholaa 

Iv. Hannah, b. July 25, 1782; d. Au<?. 1, 1846; m. Oct. 28, 1803 (Int. 

Oct. 23, 1803), Lemuel Clarke Ilichmoiul, b. Bristol, Sept. 25, 1781 ; 

d. June 23, 1876. He was son of Gilbert aud Althea (Gorham) 

lUchmoud. (Richmond Gen.) 
V. Susan, b. March 11, 1785; d. Aug. 4, 1868; m. Nov. 8, 1807 (Int. 

Oct, 18, 1807), Ai)raliani Hathaway of Raynham, Mass. 
vi. WiM.iAM, b. July 10, 1788 ; il. at sea June 6, 18U9, te. 21. 

These six children were baptized Nov. 18, 1789, at St. Michael'a 
Church, Bristol, 
vii. Mauy, b. Dec. 10, 1791 ; d. Sept. 26, 1881 ; m. July 9, 1814, Rev. John 

r. K. Ileushaw, b. Jan. 13, 1792, afterwards Bishop of Rhode 

viii. Ruth, b. April, 1793; d. 1880; m. Feb. 8, 1815 (Int. Jan. 8, 1815), 

Dr. Jabe/. Holmes of Stouiiiiiton, Ct. 
12. ix. Amos Thomas, b. Aug. 20, 1795; d. March 12, 18G1. 

12. Amos Thomas^ (Isaac^, Isaac*, Isaac^, Jabez^, Jukn^), born Auj^. 20, 
1795; died Murcli 12, ISiil ; married June IS, 1820, Fanny liutau 
Sandford, died June 7, 1878, daughter of EUery aud Sally Sandford. 
Children : 

I. Sakah Thomas', b. Aug. 9, 1821 ; d. Nov. 10, 1898 ; m. May 31, 1857, 
William Mumford Colt, who d. Jan. 31, 1895. No children. 

ii. William Thomas, b. July 23, 1824 ; d. Oct. 4, 186(5 ; m. Oct. 20, 1847, 
Mary T. Spencer, who d. March 4, 1870. Children : William, Mer- 
rill and Ilatlie. 

iii. Isaac, b. Sept. 11, 1826; d. Aug. 1, 1863; m. Dec. 14, 1852, Julia F. 
Franklin, who d. Nov. 16, 1886. Children: Isaac, Jlobart, Emma 
and Elizabeth. 

iv. Ruth Holmks, b. Feb. 9, 1829; d. July 2, 1876. 

V. FitANCis Thomas, b. July 25, 1831; d. Nov. 20, 1886. 

vi. Amos Thomas, b. Oct. 18, 1833 ; m. March 20, 1855, Mary E. Waldron. 
Children : Marn Ii. and Elizabeth 0. 

vii. LaFayi<:ttk, b. Jan. 31, 1836; d. Oct. 7, 1838. 

viii. Washington, b. July 2, 1838. 

ix. Mahy Hannah, b. Sept. 6, 1840; m. Nov. 26, 1872, Edward W. 

X. LaFayktte, b. Feb. 26, 1843; m. Oct. 25, 1877, Elizabeth McNutt. 
Child : Amos Sandford. 

xi. Sandfokd, b. May 22, 1845. 


(1) Providence Register of Deeds. 

(2) I'rovidiuce Wills. 

(3j I'ldvidemc I'ldlnite Proceedings. 

f4) Taunton Probate Records. 

(ft) Bristol Co. District F^and Records at Taunton. 

(6) Col. John Gorlrani's " Wast Book." Rkqister, vol. Hi. (April, 1898). 

(7) Rkoistku, vol. xxxiv., pj). 2G1, 263. 

(8) (iorliaiii Families of YarnioiUli. Registeu, vol. Hi., p. 357. 

(9) " Jlortuary Record from the Gravestones in the Old Burial Ground in Brewster, 

(10) Family nihlo of Jabez Gorham.* In possession of Mrs. Susun (Gorham) Far- 
niim of rrovidciicc. 

(11) Anjos Otis's " Goni^aloKiciil Notes of Barnstalilo Families." 

(12) UtHonls of St. Micliacl's <:;hnrcli imd of Christ Cluircli, Bristol, R. I. 

(13) Arnold's Vital Records of Ivliode Island. 

(14) Famlls records, supplied by Mrs. Farnum. 

(16) Family records, supplied by Mr. V. G. Peck of Bristol. 


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1900.] Edward Benton and his Descendants. 175 


Compiled by R. D. Smyth and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. Edward* Benton was one of the early settlers of Guilford, though 
not a signer of the Plautution Covenant, lie cauie possibly from Wethers- 
field or Milford, and was in the town as early as 1G1.3 ; tlie oath of a free- 
man was given him, IMay 19, lGf)l. This shows that h(.' was a chureh 
member. His home-lot was on the west side of the Green, and contained 
two acres. Other parcels of laud owned by him amounted to sixty-three 
acres. He never bore any considerable public olhce, and was not entitled 
to the prefix " j\Ir." lie was a brother of Andrew Benton of INIilford and 
Kartford, who died July 31, 1G83, aged G3, and who had a large family by 
his Avife Hannah Stocking. Edward Benton married Anne, who was 
buried Aug. 22, 1G71. He died Oct. 28, 1680. In 1G72 his list was 
£72. Is. His will, made Mch. 7, l()75/6, is of interest. It states that 
" as the holy Providence of God hath left the burden of a crippled child 
upon my hand to be cared and provided for, who may live and be burden- 
some after my decease, Zacheus Benton by name and that atiliction is an 
interruj)tion to the more e(]ual distribution of my small estate amongst all 
my children, I do, therefore, give only the sum of 5 shillings apiece unto 
my live children " (not including Zacheus or Andrew) and to " my son 
Zacheus Btnton, I give a colt, which he shall choose. Item, 1 give to my 
son Daniel's widow a cow." " Lastly all the rest of my estate ** I give 
unto my sou Andrew Benton, upon condition that he shall duly attend and 
provide for his brother Zacheus Benton, during the term of his natural life 
with all necessaries of food and raynient, washing and lodging, suitable for 
him." Andrew is also made executor. 

The children of ICdward and Anne Btititou were : 

KuwAiiD,* b. l(;;iG; d. Fcl). 1'.), l(i',)7-8. 
])AMKL, b. 10:58; d. Juno "J, 1072. 
Axi)m-:w, b. 10;]9; d. Jan. 13, 1714. 

Hannah, b. Sept. 2S, 1G40; m. Rol)ert (?) Accerly or Akerly. 
v. I\lAi!V,b. Feb. 2, 1011-2; in. Dec. fi, 1660, Samuel Tharp of New 
Iluveii and WalliiigforLl, wlio tl. Fob. 2, 1728, a;. 84. SUe d. March 
1, 1718. 
vi. John, b. June 10, 1043; d. before his father. 

vii. Taiutma, b. 1040; ni. Nov. 27, 1084, Simoa Simpson of New Haven, 
viii. ELiZABiiTii, b. June 3, 1047; i)nriod April 3, 1054. 
ix. Sakah, b. Nov. 4, 1G50; d. Dec. 25, 10'J2; m. Thoma.s Wright, Dec. 

'.», 1073. He d. Dec. 0, 1092. 
X. Zacuixs, b. Aug. 27, 10r)2; d. single. 

I. Edwajcd'- Benton, Ju. {Edward^), of Glastenbury, Conn., m. Mary, 

who d. Aug. 8, 1702, le. GO. 
Tluiii- children were: ; . 

C. i. Samukl," b. ; d. 1752. 

ii. Mauy. 

iii. IxiciJKCCA, b. ; m. Isaac Boreman, Jr., of Wethersfleld, Dec. 7, 

10!)'J. He d. May 9, 17)9, a;. 52. 
iv. Em.inou. b. 107U; in. David Wriglit, son of James of Glastenbury, 

Aug. 21, 1705, and d. 1749. lie d. June 8, 1704. 
V. DuijoriiY. 
vi. Daniki,, d. youug, 1082. 
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3. Danikl"'^ Benton (Edward^), of Guilford, m. Rachel Guttridjre or 
(Joodricli, d:iu. Kicliard of (luilford, Dec. 23, 1G58. She died Oct. 
1G85. His list iu 1(172 was £41. 13. Their liome-lot iu IGG'J was 
one of two and a half acres ou the north side of the Green, and 
Avas sold by their descendant. Lot lientun, in 1821), to the First 
Congregational Church, as a site for churcli and parsonage. 
Their children were : 

i. Joanna,' b. Oct. 8, 1660 ; d. Dec. 29, 1692 ; m. John Turner, Dec. 16, 

7. ii. Ehknuzer, b. 1663; d. Jan. 22, 1758. 
ill. liioiiiVA, b. 1665; m. Sanford. 

■ ' iv. IlKiuiCCA, b. Sept. U, 1671; ni. Joseph Ilalsey. 

'4. Andukw^ Benton {Edivard^), of Guilford; m. Feb. 4, 1664, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Thomas Helf. She d. Oct. 27, 1713. He had a home- 
lot granted him by the town, containing one and three-fourth acres, 
"bounded by the crossways east by Samuel Hughes Westerly by 
the two streets Northerly and Southerly " and inherited from his 
father, the home-lot on which the latter s])ent his last days, on 
Crook((d Lane, now State street, containing three acres, with another 
]»i('ce adjoining, in all eight acres. This property is still held by 
his descendants. His list was JCbi). in 1(172. 
His chiklreu were : 

8. i. JAMKS.'b. Dec. 1,1GG5; d. Nov. 7, 1733. 

il. JosKi'ii, b. Feb. 4, 1668-9; buried Jan. 4, 1669-70. 

9. Hi. Joiix, b. April 17, \C)12\ d. June 17, 1718. 
iv. Andkew, b. 1674; d. single in 1714. 

V. Elizahetii, b. June 4, 1G77; d. June 30, 1734; ra. Samuel Evarts of 
Guilford, March 1, 1710. He d. Jan. 14, 1740. 
10. vi. Jaiiez, b. Apr. 28, 1680; d. July 21, 1756. 
vii. Exi'EiiiENCE; ni. John Turner, Jr. 

5. Samuel^ Benton {Edward,^ Edward^), of Glastenbury ; m. Mary, 
dau. Samuel Bradlaeld, Feb. 1,'1705. She d. Dec. 6, 1747. 
Their children were : 

i. Sauaii,* b. March 19, 1707. 

ii. Hannah, b. July 1, 1710. 

iii. Nathaniel, b. Mch. 8, 1714; d. acred nine days. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Oct. 13, 1715; ni. 1st, Hannah Beckley, May 6, 1742. 

She il. Jan. 18, 1750, a-. 10. Tlieir cliildren were: 1. 'Lydin,'' h. 

Feb. 1, 1743. 2, Samuel, b. S(>i)t. 4, 1715. 3. Jonathan, b. March 
t 18, 1748. He in. 2d, Deborah Williams, Aug. 24, 1750. She d. 

Nov. 12, 1784. 
V. NATHAmEL, b. April 9, 1718; m. Dorothv Cook, Oct. 13, 1745. He 

d. Dec. 3, 1753. Their children were: 1. Juhn," b. March 13, 

1746. 2, M<tvii, b. INlarch 30, 1751. 
vi. AnuiAiL, b. Nov. 4, 1720. 

G. Ej)wai:i)'' Benton {Edward,^ Edward,'^), of Glastenbury; m. IMary, 
dau. Samuel Hale, Oct. IG, 1702. 
Their children were : 

i. JoHiAH,'' b. 1705. 
ii. Ei'HKAiM, b. 1707. 
iii. Makv, b. 1710. 

7. K-NSHJN IOmenk/ek* Benton of Guilford, sjumt his last ])art of his lifo 
in llui p:irt of llio town known as Hurchcn Swamp. Ho is put <lowii 
iu 1 (■)'.)() as having served in the Indian wars, ilia list was Xl31 U. G. 
in 171 G. He resigned his position as ensign on Oct. 12, 1727, because 

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'* old and infirm," (Conn. Col. Recs.) yot lived twenty-one years 
• longer, dying ut the age of niiioty-livo. lie wasa wlieelwriglit. He 

married Abigail, dau. of John (Jraves, June 14, 1G94. She d. 
April 13, 1753. ' 
Their children were : 

i. Damk.l*, b. June 1, 1695; d. Aug. 5, 175G ; lived in Guilford and 
was Deacon in the Fourth Coiijircgational Churcii there. He m., Kli/.iibctli, clan, of John NorLon, Aiii?. 8, 1728; she il. Sc'|)t. 21, 
1753; 2(1, Sarah, (hui. of Siiuniel Camp and widow of 'f'honias 
. ■: ScAvard, wlio d. March 12, ]7(;2. His children were all by his first 

wife. Tiieywere: 1. Surah,'' h. April 28, 1729 ; d. sinijle Oct. 
18, 180G. 2. Z>a«U'Z, b. Dec. 12, 1730; d. May 15, I74G. 'i. \s<muel, 
b. Dec. 19, 1732; d. Aug. 14, 1807. 4. Ebtr, b. Feb. 12, 1734; d. 
; single July 10, 1804. 5. Jared, b. June 15, 1737; d. May 23, 1802; 

ni. Elizabeth Collins, dau. of Oliver of Guilford, June 25, 1780; 

' . she died Oct. 18, 1838. G. /S7/as, b. July 25, 1739 ; d. May 19, 1828 ; 

ni. 1st, Abiiiail Linsley, dau. of Dan of Branford, June G, 17G8; 

she d. Feb. 24, 1811, a,s>ei.l G8 ; 2d, Lois, widow Samuel Plant, Dec. 

, IG, 1811; she d. Feb, 22, 1827, aged 78. 7. iV((</(a«, b. Julv 5, 1741 ; 

.: ' : d. Oct. 31, 1821 ; m. liachel, dau. Joseph Chittenden, May 8, 1794; 
she d. Feb. 4, 1815. They had no children. 8. Ann, b. Aug. 29, 
1743; m. Philip Mann, April 11, 17G4. 9. Elizabeth, h. \)(ic. 20, 
1745; m. liufus Graves, Nov. 7, 1773. 10. Daniel, b. June 18, 

', . 1748; d. Dec. 11, 1754. 11. Infant, b. Sept. 1753; d. Sept. 20, 

ii. Em/.ahktii, b. June 22, 1(597 ; d. May 14, 1748 ; m. SamuelBuel, Jan. 
2(;, 1737; he d. at Ivillin.gworth Nov. 8, 1750. 

iii. EnioNiczKH, b. June 12, 1700; d. Feb. 11, 177G; lived in North Guil- 
ford and m. Nov. 3, 1725. Esther Crattenden, whod. April24, 1778. 
Their children were : 1. Nathanid,^ b. Aug. 12, 172G, resided iu 
Litchfield in 1784. 2. EbeHc;:cr, b. April 29, 1728, lived in Litch- 
I, Held South Farms. 3. *S'((-^)/(('Ji, b. Feb. 14, 1731, lived at Navesiuk, 

N. Y., m. Feb. 17, 17G1, widow Hannah Camp of Durham. 4. 

: Timothy, b. Dec. 15, 1732; d. Nov. 27, 1807; lived in North Guil- 

ford and ni. 1st, Rachel Fowler, Dec. 1, 17(;4; she d. July 9, 1784; 

„,, . 2d, Desire, widow John Slo-vens, Jan. 12, 1785; she d. Aug. 13, 
... . 1824, having married as third husband Deacon Jofil Hose. H. Bela, 

'•:'" b. Oct. 19, 1734; d. Nov. 13, 1753. G. Josiah, b. July 1, 173G, lived 

iu Goshen, C;oiui. 7. Lot, b. Jan. 17, 1739; d. Sept. 4, 1814; m. 
1st, Catharine Lyman of Middletown, Oct. 11, 17G4 ; she d. July 2, 

\, 1799; 2d, Anna Talcott of Durham, Jan. 13, 1800; she d. Oct. 24, 

1804; 3d, Elizabeth, widow of his cousin, Jared Benton, Oct. 2, 
1805; she d. Oct. 18,1838. lie had no children. In the early part 
of his life he lived in North Guilford, but the last portion of his 
life was spent in Gnilfoid on the Green, where the First or North 
Congregational Church now stands. The well of his house still 
' f •■ exists in the cluirch <;ellar. His house was removiKl when the 

y church was built, and still stands near the Sluice on Whitfield St. 

', ' Having no children, he adopted the famous Lyman IJeecher, a 

■ .. nephew of his first wife, brought him up and had him educated 

* ■ for the ndnlstry. 8. Ruth, b. Feb. 2, 1742; d. April 10, 1813; m, 

• ' ■• June 1, 17G7, James Thompson of Goshen, who d. Nov. 8, 1817, 

, ; aged 70. 9. liachel, b. Jan. 20, 1743; m. James Coe of Granville, 

. • K ■ Jan. 21, 1707. 

■ \v. AniGAii,,* b. Dec. 20, 1702; d. April 27, 1785; m. Ebenezer Crutteu- 

den, March 10, 1740. He d. March 18, 1748. 

V., b. July 25, 170G; d. Nov. 27, 1782; lived in Guilford and m. 
1st, Sept. 28, 1740, Sarah Stone, who d. Feb. 17, 1740. Their 
children were: 1. CVr^c^,* b. Ai)ril 17, 1742, removed to Amenia, 
N. Y., 1794, and d. Dec. 25, 1831; he m. Sarah Bishop, Jan. 29, 
17G7, who d. April 10, 1825. 2. J'hineas, b. Aug. 30, 1744 ; d. Sept. 
9, 1744. 3. lieriah, b. Feb. 1, 174G; d. Feb. 2, 1740. Hem. 2d, 

i . Thankful Chittenden, Oct. 13, 1751; she d. Jan. 2,1757. Their 

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178 Edward Ihnton and his Descenddnts. [April, 

children were: 4. Linns, b. Aup;. 28, 1752; d. Sept. IG, 1752. 6. 
Thiuikful, 1). July 12, 1755 ; d. Dec. 2!), 1755. Ilcra. 3d, Lucy Hall, 
Dec. 1, 17fJ0, by wliom iio had no chiklriMi. 
vl. Rkhkcca, b. ; d. single Feb. 17, 17'J4. 

8. Jamks^ liiCNTON {Andrew'^, Edward^), of Guilford, was a weaver and 

li:ul ;i list of £92 15. iu 171 G. He m. Iluiinuh, dau. of John Bush- 
nell of Seyhrook, Aug. 2, 1()94. Slie d. Sept. 22, 175(5. 
Their children were : 

i. Hannah,* b. April 22, 1695; d. Au?. 23, 1740; m. Samuel Uodd of 
Guilford, Aui,'. 31, 1737; he d. May 24, 1757. 

il. EuzAiiKTil, b. July 4, 1G'J7 ; d. Dec. 22, 17(53. 

iii. Jamics, b. 1700; d. Ausr. 30, 1785 ; lived in Guilford, and m. Ex- 
perience, dau. of Edward Stocker of Lyme, IMarch 11, 171'J. Their 
children were: 1. James," b. Jan. 1, 1720; d. June 22, 1810; m. 
1st, Sept. 10, 1731), MariiiU-et Nau-rhty, who d. May 28, 1703; 2d, 

Abi^rail , who d. April 4, 1817. 2. J/«rf/, b. Sept. 25, 1722. 

3. Luc>i, b. Oct. 14, 1724; d. July 13, 17'JG; m. Isaac Cruttenden of 
Litchtield and Bethlehem, Jan. 25, 1743. 4. ,S'H/'m;7, b. April 26, 
172i); m. David Norton, March 12, 1752. 5. Thankfal, b. Sept. 
30, 1732; m. Nathaniel Spinning;, March 1, 1752. C. Elias, b. July 
G, 1735; m. Hannah Evarts, July 12, 1758; she d. Dec. 9, 1759. 7. 
David, m. and had children. 8. licza. 9. Ilithluh d. siuirle. 10. 
IJdw((rd,h. April 12, 1740, lived in Alljany, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 1794; m. 
1st, May 28, 175.S, Leah Leete; 2d, Mary Washburne, who d. in 
New York in 1825. 

iv. Sauaii, b. ; d. single Jan. 17, 17G7. 

V. Thankful, b ; d. single 1733. 

vl. JosKPii, 1). ; d. Sept. 17, 1752; lived in North Guilford ; m. 

E.sther Bishop, Nov. 27, 1729; she d. Sept. 29, 1752. Their child- 
ren were: 1. Esther, b. Dec. 1, 1730; d. March 13, 1773; m. 
J'hiiiehas Fowler of North Guilford, May 13, 1753. He d. Aug. 13, 
1802. 2. Eliakim, b. March 31, 1732; d. Dec. 10, 1755. 3. Elihu, 
b. 1734; d. F'eb. 9, 1798; lived in North Guilford and ra. Sarah, 
dau. of Thomas Lyman of Durham ; she d. Aug. 22, 179G, aged 55. 

vii. Jkdidiaii, b. ; m. Jerusha Long of Coventry, Oct. 19, 1738. 

Tiiey had one child : 1. AV/a/t, b. Jan. 23, 1740. ' 

9. John* Hknton (Andrew,'^ EdwaiuP) was a weaver, and had a list in 

171 G of i.'59 6. He ni. JNIary, dau. of Samuel and Sarah Eggleston 
of jNIiddletown, June 10, 1708. She afterwards m. Joshua Leete, 
IMarih G, 1728, and d. April, 1742, aged GO. 

The children of John and ]\lary (Eggleston) Benton were : 

1. ExpiciUENCE,* b. June 15, 170G. 

ii. John, b. Aug. 22, 1709, lived in Guilford and "West Stockbridge, 
Mass.; m.'lst, Abigail Lee, Dec. 15, 1730; she d. Oct. 8, 1733. 
Their child was: 1. John,'' b. Sept. 15, 1732; m. Tamarand lived 
in West Stockbridge. He ni. 2d, Abigail P^ggleston, Jan. 10, 
1734-5, by whom lie had the following children: 2. Abigail, h. 
]\Iarch 12, 1735. 3. Samuel, b. Jan. 5, 1738. 4. Miles, b. June 
23, 1747 : d. Aug. 27, 1747. 5. Muri/, b. Nov. 13, 1749 ; d. June 23, 
1750. 6. 3Iari/, m. Thahneno Bishop, May 15, 1777. 

iii. Andukw, b, June 2, 1712; d. April 4, 1732. 

10. Jahkz* Hknton (Andrew,^ Edward^), of Guilford, ui. Hannah, dau. of 
Sergeant Joseph Stone, Nov. 14, 172G. She d. March 17, 1773, 
aged 71. IHs list was i."G;3 14. in 171G. 
'I'hcir cliildren were : 

i. Mkkcv,* b. Jan. 9, 1728; d. single Feb. 5, 1778, insane, 
ii. Hannah, b. Oct. 29, 1729; m. James Scott, May 7, 1762, and went 
to Whitestown, N. Y. 


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1900.] Seal of the County of Duhes. \1\) 

111. Andiucw, b. March 21, 17:f2; tl. May 1, 1717. 

iv. Ann, b. Aug. liO, 17ii4; tl. young. 

V. Noah, b. Aug. 12, 1730; d. Aug. 29, 1805; lived in Nortii Bristol 
(now Nortli Madison), -was dwicon in the churcli there and m. 
lintli, dan. of Azariali Dickinson of lladdani, July 21, 17G2. Their 
children were : 1. Nvah,^ b. Oct. 1(J, 1703; d. Oct. 17, 1847; m. 
Oct. i)l, 17'J0, rhebe, dan. of James Davis of Long Island. Shed. 
April 25, 1855, aged 88. lie lived in North Madison and was 
deacon of the cliurch there. 2. Ruth, b. June 10, 17U7; d. Feb. 5, 
1 1833; m. Nathan Kedtleld of Guilford, Oct. 2t», 178"J. He il. Nov. 

22, 183'J, aged 70. 3. Lois, b. April 10, 1770; d. Oct. 20, 1823; m. 
■■'■'[■ Sept. 28, 178'J, Koswell Dudley, lie d. April 4, 1820. ■^. John,b. 

March 2, 1775; d. Dec. 25, 1775. 5. John, b. July 2i), 1777; rn. 
PoUysena Upson of Bristol and removed to Farmiiigton, Ohio. 

vi. Setii, b. Aug. 7, 1739; d. Dec. 2, 1822. He lived in Guilford, and 
was insane and impoverished in his later years. lie had no 
children. lie m. 1st, Thankful, dau. of Isaac Johnson, Sept. 13, 
1773. She d. April 9, 1797 ; 2d, Lucy, dau. of Neheniiah Griswold. 
She d. June 20, 1824, aged 70. 

vii. Jauez, b. July 12, 1743; d. Feb. 8, 1629; lived in Guilford, and ni. 
Mary BartholomeAv of Torrington, Sept. 30, 1705. Shed. Aug. 22, 
1821. He lived in tiie old homestead on Crooked Lane. Their 
children Avere : 1. Ahruham,^ b. Feb. 28, 17(57; d. Feb. 10, 1807; 
m. July 24, 1791, Sarah Kirby, dau. of Daniel of Middletown. She 
d. Sept. 21, LS08. 2. A),i<is, b. April 23, 1768; d. April 20, 1800; 
m. Sarah Bushnell of Saybrook, July 1, 17i>2. She d. April 12, 
1854, aged 87. 3. Ambrose, b. Dec. 13, 1709; d. March 1, 1847; 
m. Ist^ Mary Evarts, Oct. 3, 1790, wlio d. Dec. 10, 1829; 2d, 
ratience, widow of James Vail, April 14, 1834. She d. March 

i- 1809. 4. ^l/aZ;v(o, b. Nov. 15, 1771 ; d. Jan. 18, 1800. 5. Ahner,h. 

'; Oct. 18, 1770; d. March 14, 1804; ra. 1801 Ruth, dau. of Capt. 

Samuel Lee. Shed. March 9, 1854. 6. Joi/, b. March 2, 1779; d. 
April 2, 1827; m. Cleoilalinda Evarts. 7. /rt, b. Aug. 15,1782; d. 
Jan. 18, 1784. 


By Chaules Edwakd Bankh, Surgeon U. S. M. II. S., Vineyard Haven, Mass. 

In tho IvKcilSTEK, voliuuo Kxxvii., Lilt), appears :ui article by Abner C. 
(ii)oilell, iCsti., with the title " l*roviinial Seals in iMassacliusotts," rei)rc- 
Benting tlio result of the reBoarches of this ^entlenuiii respeolin<;- the use of 
olliciiil seals in the various counties of the C'ommoiiweulth. In discussing 
tlie seals of the county of Dukes County, he uses the following language : 
" In Dukes County I lind occasionally used as a seal of the Probate Court 
an intricate monogram, the faint and imi)errect impressions of which I have 
btieu unable to (leci[)her. In 1715 the initials J{. S. occur, being evidently 
those of Benjamin Skilfe, who was then Judge of rrol)ate. Later 1 lind a 
mitre sometinujs used, and sometimes two keys crossed saltierwise among 
the miscellaneous devices appearing upon the papers of the Probate Court ; 
but no evidence that a seal was sj)ecially adopted in any of the courts." In 
a note he suggests that the monogram referred to was a double scroll repre- 
senting the initials J. A., which were the initials of Jabez Athearn, for a 
long time cleak of the courts. 

1 belitve I have discovi-red the correct ollicial seal of the County of Dukes 
County as originally adopted a few years after the settlement of the island 
of Martha's Vineyard. In Edgartown records under date of January 22, 

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lGr>5, appoars the following entry : " The common scale of this place shall 
be a biiiich of grapes." Edgartown, since the settlement of the island in 
1(3-41, has been the comity seat, the home of the celebrated Governor 
Thomas Mayhew, and the early records of the town are in effect the official 
records of the settlement there existing, as no other town was incorporated 
on the island nntil 1G71. The entry above quoted respecting the seal un- 
doubtedly applied to the entire ishmd, the '' bunch of grapes " being an 
allusion to the name of Martha's Vineyard, and not to Great Harbor, which 
was the earliest name of Edgartown. Edgartown did not receive its name 
until 1G71, sixteen years after the adoption of the vote respecting the seal. 
AVhile on duty in Washington I had an opportunity of consulting a large 
volume of manuscripts in the custody of the Congressional Library relating 
to legal matters upon the Vineyard in the eighteenth century. These 
manuscripts, for purposes of reference in my work in preparing the history 
of Martlia's Vineyard, I have designated as " Athearn Mss.," because they 
are undoubtedly the original drafts of legal documents and other kindred 
papers ])repared by James and Jabez Athearn in their official capacities as 
justices of the peace and clerk of the courts on Martha's Vineyard, begin- 
ning about 1 720 and covering a period of about twenty-five years. Many of 
these documents are originals, having signatures and seals, and upon a 
number of these documents issued by Jabez Athearn as clerk I found a 
curious seal, a representation of which is herewith given. 
1 took a number of rubbings from them, which were 
not entirely successful, to show the design, but with 
the aid of a glass I copied the design. An examina- 
tion of the seal, as shown by the engraving herewith, 
satisfied me that it was a rude cutting of the seal adopt- 
ed in 1G55 — "A bunch of grapes." The earliest re- 
jiresentation 1 find of this seal in the Athearn Mss. is 
1722, and from this I have made the drawing. I should 
be very glad to have any criticisms, re^^pecting the suggestion I have here 
made, as to the correctness of my views. 


\\y I\Irs. CiiAULKS L. Ai.dion, ot'Troy, N. Y. 
[Continued from vol. 52, jiage 440.] 
10. David*^ Alden (John^). Born in Duxbury, 1646. Presumably 
the youngest child of John and Priscilla. AVe find no date of marriage, 
but the same record occurs in widely separated families of descendants, viz. 
1G70, and from the birth of the children it is certainly not later and may 
be earlier. He died in 1719. AVe find no will, and only a partial inven- 
tory of his estate. As shown by deeds of gift of land, he gave to some of 
his children their portion before his death, and it is reasonable to suppose 
he gave to all ; but some failed to have them recorded. AA''e only find 
deeds of gift to four of his children — though we know he had more — to 
Alice, wife of Judah Paddock; to Priscilla Cheeseborough, wife of Samuel, 
and to his two sons, Benjamin and Samuel. He gives to Benjamin Alden 
land in Duxburough and Pembroke. (Plymouth Registry of Deeds, vol. 
12, page 147.) To Samuel Alden, seaman, from David Alden, husband- 
man, for natural love and affection, land in Middleborough, Rooty Brook, 
" land given me by my honored father, John Alden, late of Duxbury, under 


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a deed, dated 8 July, 1G74." This deed to Samuel is dated 13 March, 
1717-18, recorded 2o Murcli, 1717-8. Then airain, David Alden to Beii- 
janiin Aldfii, for natural love aii<l affection, land in rcuihroke, only he 
AV118 ** not to havo th«! di.sjto.sal til! after my (David's) deeeawe, or the decease 
of n»y wife." Dat*^! 28 INIarch, 1718. Hook 14, page .')o. Plymouth 
Hci;istry of iK-tilrt. Justin Winnor, in his lliHtory of Duxbury, page 214, 
bay»: "David Alden wa.s nuich cniploycd in the public of the 
town, oni- c»f its .^■ch'ctincn, it.s dcpiily and likiwiso an assistant in the Gov- 
frnuu-nt. He was u prominent mendR-r of tht; cluirch, said to be one of its 
dt ucdii!*, and a man of the highest respectability." lie also added, that in 
H)7G ho waH o«jn->lHblo, und in 17UI trea.surcr of Duxbury. I have been 
iuiprcjied with one fart in regard to this family ; tluy seatt<.'red far and 
witle. \NV lind them in Hillerica, Mass., in Stoningtou and New London, 
("onii,, YaruKuilh und Koohester, iMasw., and |)erhaps in Weymouth and 
Abington. It ib iK)S»ible thu mother's family may have inthienct'd her chil- 
\lrt II, for Mary (.Southv\orth) Alden had u sister in Eastham, JMary Free- 
iHun.a bmt her NN'illiam and sister I'riscilla (Southworth) [Talbot] Irish, and 
another Bi^ter Alico, wife of Col. Benjamin Church, in Little Coinpton. 
Another fai't comes to light in the de.scendant8 of David alone; for three 
generations we lind the name Alice — no doubt from the illustrious 
great grandmother, Alice Bradford. David Alden married Mary South- 
worth, daughter of Constant Southworth and Klizabeth^ Collier (^Villiam), 
his wife. I think she was born about IGoO. She Avas alive ]\Iarch 13, 1718, 
but I think died before Feb. 17, 171i). At that time Col. Benjamin Church 
*' went on a visit of condolence to the only surviving sister " of his wife, 
I'riseilla (Southworth) [Talbot] Irish, wife of John Irish, who lived in Little 
Compton, near the Tiverton line. Slie had lost her only daughter, Han- 
nah Talbot. Iveturning from that visit, his horse stumbled and fell, and 
caused his death. 1 will give the children of David and Mary Alden as it 
seems to me best, from their age at death, giving the reasons, as we come 
to their families in their order. 

" David Alden lived in Duxbury, about two miles from his father's house. 
The spot is marked on the map of Duxbury by a small house, with the 
name of Mrs. Soule. Mrs. Soule was daughter of Samuel, sou of David. 
It was torn down in 182U." 

Children, all probably born ia Duxbury : 

IIknuy' Ai hkn, bora about 1G71. 
ItUTU Alukx, " " 1G74. 

Ki-iZAiiKTH Alden, boru about 1(177. 

I'lUSCII.LA Al.DKN, " " lG7i). 

IIK.SJAMIN Aij>i:n. 

Ai.icK Ai.DKX, horn about 1685. ;•. 

S.i.MUKL Aldkn, bora about 1089. 

Possibly IMercy married John Ikirrill, Sarah married Joseph Grossman, 
and Mary married Samuel Allen, referred to under Joseph'^ Alden's family. 

Capt*. John Alden (John^, Johii^). " Born in Boston 12 March, 1662- 
S, a mariner; died in Boston 1 Feb., 172'J-30, ;e 67. Crave stone, Chapel 
Buryhig Ground. He left a will, of which widow Susannah and son Natha- 
niel were executors. Ho married in 1684, Elizabeth Phelps, Senior. 
Records of Old Norfolk. She died 1 Feb., 1719, a; 50. Grave Stone." 
So far, I have copied from Alden Memorial. I have tried to find more of 
Elizabeth Phelps, the mother of his children, but have not been successful. 
He married Susanna Winslow, 22 Nov., 1722. The N. E. Register, 1877, 














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page 330, shows her pareMtuge. Ilur father was Edward "Wiiislow, bou of 
-lohu iuid i\rary (Chilton) AVinslow, and her mother, P21izabeth Hutchinson, 
was gi-an(hlaiighter of Captain Edward Ilutcliinson. Capt. John** Aldea 
was with Ins father on his voyages, and taken prisoner at the same time. 
^\'e hear of him after his father's death, as serving honorably, and it seems a 
pity that from such fine stock, there shoidd be so few descendants at the 
present time, and none in the name. 
Children, born in lioston : 

*Elizaiuctii^ Alden, b. 7 Nov., 1687. • • 

36. Hannah Alukn, b. 20 Nov., 1088. 

37. John Aldkn, b. 20 Sept., lU'JO. 

Maky Aldkn, b. 15 Dec, IG'Jl; died before 1729, without issue. 
CATHKiaNE Alden, b. It) An^'., 16'J7; d. 31 Oct., 1702. 
„. Giu.AiN Alukn, 'I b. 7 July, IG'J'J. Gillain Alden died 25 Dec. 1726, 

t^NN Aldkn, j in 28tli year of his age. 

38. Nathanikl Alden, b. G July, 1700. 

Thomas Alden, b. 13 Aug., 1701, died same day. 
Cathekink Aldkn, born 17 Sept., 1704; died young. 

39. '1'homas Aldkn, born 1 Marcii, 1707. 

WiLLLVM Alden, b. 9 May, 1710; died 27 Dec, 1714. 
[To be contiuiied.] 


By Walteu Kendall Watkins, Ei^q., ofMalJen, Mass. 

In the Introduction of the edition of Sewall's Diary, printed in 1878, the 
editors gave an account of the Sewall Eamily, end)odying results obtained 
by Col. Chester, and referring to Henry and ^Yillianl Sewall, Mayors of 
Coventry, in 1581), IGOG and 1G17, placing them as the })robable fomid- 
ers of their race. They also refer to a family named Scawale, one of 
whom was sheriff of Essex and Herts, IV Richard 11 (1381). 

Having examined the records hi the muuinumt room at Coventry, for 
John rickering of Salem and his family, who were in'Coventry during the 
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and knowing it to have been the home 
of the Sewalls, 1 was on the lookout for any early references to that name, 
and I give the following as of possible hiterest to many readers. 

XXV Edward 111. (lo.Vi). Gift in fee-farm for ever, of a piece of 
land lying in the lane of the Friars ]\Iinor8 of Coveutre, at a yearly rent of 
two silver pence, by Nicholas Percy the Mayor, and the baililfs of Coven- 
tre to Sewall de Bulkynton of Coveutre, ^Villiam Lutf senior of Coventre 
and xSicholas de Iniddesley chaplain, their heirs and assigns. 

Two years earlier a seisin of a messuage in Earl's Street Coventre was 
delivered to the same persons. 

liulkington is about four miles from the city of Coventry. Six miles 
southeast of Stratford-on-Avon is Ettington, where the church was built 
and endowed, about the time of the Noruum conquest, by the Anglo-Saxon 
Sasualo, wh(jse son was Sewallus de Etendon, a knight, and whose reputed 
descendant, Sewallis Evelyn Shirley, Es(]., is lord of the manor of Etting- 
ton. From Si:wallus, those of the name of the Coventi'y family of Sewall 
were most likely descended. 

• JOlizalietli Allien died without heirs, before 173G. She did not marry John IIo- 
niaiiM :ieei.idin<^ to Aldea Memorial. For full particulars, see article by C. II. Wight, 
Kegisilu, [)l, page 79. 

t Anna Aldea died before 1741. Probably unmarried. Aldeu Memorial says mar- 
ried Dr. Henry Burchstcad of Lynn, but she was a widow, Anna (Braiae) Alden. 

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C.M.u.uu.iratc.l by Hon. AuT.if k IJ. (^alew. of Mi.Ullctowu. Conn. 
Svrrwi.vv (ho KUh of .Line, 17;nS, I set out fn.m Northampton with 
Col.Nirhuls Mr. Morrill au.l Capt. (ioo.lin UM.I others to f />y/^=;y f 
Wr.l.K-hl lor Alhany and arrived by night at Gas^) an.l lodgcnl at Mr. 
Kuoes. S.l.ha.h .laN, 11. net oat an.l rode through the noted (Jreen AYood. 
n,.d M)n»e part ..f the day i)rov.-.l rainy an.l the way benig wet belorc tho 
rain it was exoeedin- bad travelling but by dilligencc we arrived at Shef- 

^''' Mol'ubv'"!-!' we rode to Centerbrook and Tuesday, 13, to Oreenbusb ami 
af, .r dinin.r at Col. K.'ndoys went over to Albany where I met with some 
olVu-ers om- reiliuient and "several soldiers of my own Company, among 
whom was my-son Daniel Foster, a,ul the same day went np to be Hats 
where I found the rest of my Company and lodged there that night. 

Wednesday, 14. we were ordered to i.ara<le in order to march, and after 
paradin..- the" Company and ordering the Lieutenant to niareli my Company 
r'vc'nt direetly baek lo (h-eenbusb with C(d. Niehols to take care ot my 
thinus that 1 left there, where I lodged that night and the n.^xt day, benig 
(be i.S went over to Albany to dispatch necessary business and did not join 
my C« mpany till I arrived at Fort ^filler on Sunday, being the I8th 
Lit came up with Col. Nichols and Mr. Morrill on Saturday. When T 
an-ivcl at the place called Fort Miller 1 found six Companies o C >l. 
Ni.'hol's Kegimcnt stati..ned there foi" some time lu order to rebuild the 

11) Nothing remarkable. j i t i at-u ^( 

20. This evening a gun being accidentally fired wounded John Miller ot 
my Company but hope not mortally'. , •, a • i t 

•>l 1 uciit to Fort Edward to escort some wagons loaded with arms, l 
bad about lift V men in my party and wo arrived at the encampment about 12 
o'clock and Idined with Cols. Nichols and Commins and returned to my 
former station. 

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'll This day was Bomething remarkable for the number of ox teams that 
nunc forward'from the Lake. V.y the best acccmnt there were about a 
thousand oxen that had been employed in carrying provision to supply the 
army and are now going down below to recruit the oxen there. _ 

'28. Our people guarding the supplies on the cast side of the river said 
they discovered two Indians and tired at them upon which I and some 
other oilicers went over to their assistance but discovered no Indians though 
I thought I discovered some signs of them up some way in the woods, i ins 

"This diary was eivcn to Tlon. Arthur U. Calcf by Col. Asa Foster "f Canterbury 
N II a ' u.lson f Cant.F< diarist, and was traus.mttcd by the hand, ot 
D;.Iu:o^CV, Ko^u r, the l\ill>cr of Col. Asa Foster, who wa« the n.atcrual 
of Mva. Arlhur 15. Culef. — El). 

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day I was ordered to detach ten men from my Company to be left at this 
garrison and tlie rest to hold themselves in readiness to march to the Lake, 
and J.ieiit. Walker was also ordered to tarry at this place. 

21). iNuthinti; remarkaltle. 

30. This day Mj. (^a^e with the troo^ts under his command, except the 
detachment, marched for Fort Edward, and where we lodged that night. 

July 1. AVe marched to the half way brook and found Col. Nichols with 
a part of his regiment posted theie. They had about half an acre of laud 
picketed in. We continued there all night. 

2. This forenoon Mr. iMorril j)i'eached to the regiment, in the after- 
noon we were ordered to march to the Lake, viz. pai't of sii companies, and 
we expected to go off to 'J'icondtMOga directly we arrived at the advanced 
guard at the. Lake in the evening. J sliould iiave mentioned that Col. Com- 
mins marchetl with this conunand, together with the Major and six captains 
of the regiment, being one myself. 

3. We marched into the camp at the Lake and found a very large en- 
cani|iment, and after Col. Connnins had Ix-en to the (Jeneral he came and 
infornifcl us lliaL W(( are to h(! .slatiomid at this plac:(!, which was very dis- 
agreeable to llie most of us. Alter some lim(! 1 went down to tlie Lake to 
see tile preparations tliat were made to attack the enemy, which was truly 
wonderful. We pitched what tents we had at the Easterly side of the 
camp and made ourselves as comfortable as we could. 1 cannot express the 
warlike preparations which I saw at the Lake of all sorts and chiefly ini- 
barked on board the bateaux, and it is expected that the forces will march 
in a little time. We pitched our tents, the few we had, and built some huts 
and made ourselves as comfortable as we could. 

4. Tills day was spent in j)re])aring for the embarcation of the troops. 

0. The troops were ordered to be ready for embarcation tomorrow morn- 
ing very early. 
• G. This day early in the morning about 1000 or 1800 men embarked on 
board the bateaux and whale boats aik«l set off for the French at the Nar- 
rows or Fort Carolong with a good Artillery and thirty days provisions on 
board, which made a line apjiearance, IGO bateaux being loaded with ordi- 
nance stores and Artillery. After the tleet rowed oif 1 was ordered into 
the place where the old fort stood. 
(). Nothing reiuarkal)le. 

7. \\ e heard Cajie Breton was invested and the l)atteries reduced. 

8. IwO prisoners sent up, taken at the advanced guard at Ticonderoga 
and ]"21 were brought into our stockade and guarded all night. 

'.). KSabl)atli day. A\''e this morning heard from the Army at the Narrows 
endeavoring to force the Fr(;nch entrenchments met with considerable loss 
to the number of 1500 killed and wounded, chiefly regulars, and before 
night to our astonishment we saw the lleet coming back. 

10. Nothing worth writing. 

11. Ditto. 

12. Ditto. 

1'6. We moved from the encampment to the West side of the brook. 

14. lieing ordered yesterday to bo ready to march to half way brook 
and join Col. Nichols we marched about 12 o'clock and as I was on the 
march met Dr. Noyse who gave me the sorrowful news of the death of my 
wife. ANliiu we arrived at the stockade at half way Brook we found Capt. 
Fay had a son laid dead and was buried in the evening. 

15. One Wrijiht of Wilminuton died. 


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S:U.h;itli 10. :Mr. Morril proudicd irum I'.alius 37 un*l 7Ui verso. 
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a,J (aul'.'.liu.KH \Uk\u. un-l l.uvr.aee nu. au.l u party ut others ran out 

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uM.rvanl, were lirM ol. au.l luuh.g hut few nun up there were all 

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,1 „ U.1 kitl.d u numlHT of other. whon. was n.y ^-'f ' '^^^y"' 

„a U.c parlN on the n treat au.l .n.haNorcl to st..p them but luun.l it 

,.1, 1.1.. :nu: cnen>y pur.n..l thun in .ight of the hort 

villi brought in u'thout .alping. The ...hern were n.angle.l uj u 

'ir 4 ul man.n .• I wu. .ent out M-on after with a party to bring in the 

I »^l k>.l !""ul f..un.l twelve, two that were brought in before, one 

of whU-h was Abraham Hunlen of I'end.rook belonging to n.y Company. 

•^1 'rhi. .lav Maj. (Jage went to the plaee the pe..ple were fust lue.l on 

H,.a fonn.1 ,lea.l bo.lies an.l found tlu. i>luee where the --;y^-;-P;;^ 

,h, ni.'ht before uu.l by the appearanee ot things tliere ts thought tie 

.n,nny were six or sevJn huiulred strong, at least they found some poik 

alld blankets of the enemy an.l where they hu.l left provisions in eonsuler- 

"''!-'' Th'is'.la;- we went to strengthening our breastworks and about noon 
Col" Ku'-les ..■giment came down from the Lake, going to take pos at the 
fort bel.;; Fort Kduard. This day Lieut. AValker with Corporal Abel and 
two privates arrived here from Fort Mdler. , . 

23. This day I was taken poorly. 

'2\. Kemaiu" poorly. Took a vomit. 

ii!: ''day'mu- n-gin.ent b.-ing gone to the Lake, )X3sterday except 
the si.-k. I wa.spi.t into a e..vere.l wagon an.l was brought to Lort Ldward, 
put int.) a hut .>n the L.lan.l and ha.l a pour night. 

27. K.niain feeble, but just walked out a little. „ , i 

•^S \ |.arlv was sent to i^se..rt a number of teams and wagons the whole 

party nmsi.ting of about 7t)U persons and us many oxen with a huge .juan- 

i"y of store.,, g^.ing from tins plaee to half way brook and the Lake. 1 hey 

1 Hre.l on' bv alarge party' of the enemy an.l the stores seized by the 
, an.l the party ehi.-lly .h'stroyed. We find by certain aceoun 
taken that there was ItM ...xen killed, the exact number o p.rsons killed is 
n.>t yet kn..wn, about -iO lK).li..s: one is an olli.-er ot iho ll.ghlan. lers : one 
died so..n atl.T he got in being melle.l with running and a sergeant sulfcrcd 
the same fate being also one .)f the Highlanders. „.^„«H 

21>. Nothing re.uarkable. 1 got over the river tins day, which proved 

almost too har.l for me. j • ,i .n ,.r,«rv,. 

. 30. 1 was able to walk out a little in the forenoon, and m the afteinoou 
was very poorly. Nothing further r.'inarkable. 

3L 1 am fl.)mething better, able to walk out considerable. In the after- 
noon was invited into Capt. Sheppar.l's house and drank brandy punch 
with him. In the evening Col. Comming, ^Ir. iMorril an.l some other gen- 
tlemen eaine to visit me, for which 1 gave them my thanks. 
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2. Tills morning the doctor of this Fort came over to the Ishmd and told 
the sick they must, all that were able, be sent down to Albany and that it 
would be best for me to go. Accordingly the llev. Mr, Morril, Lieut. 
IJoydon and I had our things put in the cart and then found means to get 
in ourselves and were carried to Fort Miller, and we had an escort of about 
100 men till we came there, and then they returned and we had a small 
escort raised there and then the teams set oif for Saratoga where we 
arrived a little before night and found Capt. Tajtly, who took good care of 
us, to whom I owe my thaidvs. 

i). We ol)tuine<l a scow and the sick party which came down were put 
into it and wcrt; rowed down the river to Stillwater, where we arrived 
about 3 o'clock and there was inmietliate a})plicati()n made for something, 
to carry the sick down, but nothing to be obtained but one wagon to bring 
Mr. Morril and me, into whicli we went and left J^ieut. Boyden to take care 
of the remainder of the sick and we arrived at a house called the half way 
lioust^, and I was so overcome with my days' work and for want of some- 
tliing to take that was suitable for me that J could scarcely stand or go and 
HO tlirew myself on Ihe floor on my biaiikct and so lay till morning. 

A. (lot into llie wagon and with j\li'. Morril got down \o ('apt. Schuyler, 
who took us into his good care, for which I owe him and his Madam my 
unfeigned thanks, but being gi-eatly fatigued with my corning down 1 got 
but little rest this night. 

5. Something better. 

G. Remain a little better. 

7. Nothing remarkable. 

8. I was able to walk out and felt better. Rode over to Madam S(;huyler*s 
in a chair where was Col. and Col. Badcock. Drank tea and 
smoked a i)i})e and reiurned, and notliing remarkable. The afternoon rained 
and the evening proved v<>ry rainy. 

9. JMr. Blochade came here from the Lake. 

10. Col. Cuinnjiiigs (;ame here froni Fort Edward. 

11. r rode in Ihe chair with Capt. Schuyler to Albany. Went to his 
Bon-in-law Mr. Sanders where J was handsomely treated, and we got back 
to dinner and [had] ]Mr. Sanders to dine with vis. 

12. Wrote some letters, one to my children and one to Col. Frye. 
Sabbalh day l."). AVe had two sennons delivered by Mr. Morrill at Capt. 

Schuyler's and a number ol the neighboring inhabitants attended and some 
ivom AUiaiiy. 

14. This morning was very cold for the season, preceeded by a cold 
night. Mr. Morril and Col. set out for Schenectady which is 

about sixteen miles from here. They set out about 2 o'clock. 

IT). This day in the afternoon proved stormy and cold, and I having 
taken some cold had a poor night getting but little rest. 

It'). 'I'he storm continues and I remain poorly. Daniel is also not well. 
We hear that Louisburgh was not taken the 21 of duly. Mr. Morril re- 
turned this evening with Col. from Schenectady. 

17. This day I walked over to Madam Schuyler's and I found that such 
a little walk was not hurtful to me. 

18. This day I wrote and posted a letter to my family. Daniel had a 
very ill turn today. 

11). I I'ode (k)vvn as far towards Albany as Capt. Lanson's and there heard 
the good news of Louisburgh being surrendered to the British Troops. 
After coming to my lodging found myself something fatigued with this little 
piece of lecreation ratliei' than toil. 

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Salibath. tlio 20th. Mr. ISrorril pn;uched to a little congregation at our 
lod^'ings, two sermons. Col. (uilVc of New Ilauipsliire eanie down and 
broiiiilit some iiivalidu.s of lliuir rcginK-nt to attend service. Col. Jiadcock 
of Kliudc; Island also half the day and a nianber of the inhabitants about 
fliis phu'c. 

.Monday LM. I rode out a little way. After coming home was taken 
exci-eding poorly and remained bo iill night, (iot little rest. Daniel was 
also very ill. 

22. Xiithing remarkable only that I remain very weak and in much 

2.5. TluK day my lieadacho and other pain abated, though brought me ex- 
ceeding weak again and left the Hesh almost olf my bones. 

21. Felt a little better. 

2a. Semn to be getting better. Daniel remains very poorly, 

2G. Nothing remarkable. 

27. KfceivL'd a letter from son Abiel to me and one to Daniel. 

28. Nothing remarkable. 
2i)-3U Ditto. 

31. Nothing remarkable. 

Sept. 2. Col. Goft'e came and dined vidth us. 

3'' Sabbath day, went to Capt. Van Norman's to meeting in the fore- 
noon, in the aftt;ruoon down to the Mills where Mr. Morril pi'eached both 
A.M. and P.M. 

4. I was poorly having overdone myself going to meeting yesterday. 

5. liode down to the Mills to see some sick of our regiment but found 
them all gone but Asa 'J'own. 

G. Mr. Mi»rril and Col. Commings went up to tline with Col. Goffe and 
brought some tine bass home caught in the river with a seine. 

7. >Vent over to Greenbush to see some sick people. 

8. AVrote some letters to send to the J^ake and some to Andover. 

9. Wrote a letter to Col. Frye. AV*as invited to dine »with Col. Com- 
mings at Capt. Lanson's but dared not to go for fear of small pox. 

'J'he 14 of September, set out for the Lake with iMr. Murril and arrived 
at Stillwater. Tut up there. Was taken into the barracks by Lieut. 
How wluTc lodged this night. 

U). Set out and arrived at Fort Miller before night. Lodged tliere 
with Capt. .\(l:ims. 

1(5. Set out with IMr. IMorril and arrived at Fort Edward before noon, 
b\it there being no escort g(^ing we were tletained till just night and then a 
party being eoim; from half way Brook we went olf with them on their re- 
turn and arrived there about eight in the evening and lodged there this 
nigh t. 

17. This morning set out for the Lake early in the morning and arrived 
at the camp about 10 o'clock. 

Sept 2;"). A French deserter was brought into camp. 

Sept. 29 Two men of our regiment buried this day. Capt. Eallard 
came here and informed me that he had buried a son at Fort Edward. The 
Hangers came up to the Lake with two canoes they took from the Indians 
where they left them. The Frenchmen mentioned above informed of 

30. Four of my company were returned by Dr. Monroe as unfit for fur- 
ther service here and are to go down, viz. Abijah ingals, Thomas Haggit, 
Simon Crosby and John Robinson. 

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2. S;iimu'l Abbot died this day at 5 o'clock in tlie afternoon. 

3. Nothiui; remarkable. 

'1. Some of the batteaux men tliat liave been to Cattaraca came up here 
with fioiiK^ of tlie hxce coats that the French had i)repared for presents for 
the liidianH. 

5. A rei;-imenta] conrt-niailial was held for the trial of one Sergeant 
Laken and it is said lie is anpiited. General Amherst arrived here to day. 
^ G. Early this morning the General was observed to walk ont and take a 
view of the Encampment, and at 5 o'clock in the afternoon the whole camp 
was drawn up by [the] breast work without arms and (leneral Abercrombie, 
General Amherst &c took a view of re<;iments as they passed round the 
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Communicated by J. IIknrt Lea, Esq, 

As sharinjx with all the readers of the Ric<iiSTKU their deep rej^^ret at the 
interrn|ition (let us trust that it is not cessation) of I\Ir. Henry V. Waters' 
invaluabh^ contributions to the history of our early emii^rrant families, I ven- 
ture to oll'er the following- stray notes, gathered in the scant leisure intervals 
of sj)ecial researches among the l^iglish archives, as supjilementary to his 
work, and in the hope that some items of interest and value may be found 
amongst them. 

AVill of Owen Stockton of Chaylyshani, co. Sufli)lk, Minister of the 
(.ospcll. Dated C ,)une lO?'.*. To Im^ buried by Extrx. without any need- 
les expcnccs. IMy wife l':iianor Stockton sole Kxecutrix. To dau'diter 
Sarah Stockton XaOO at 21 and if she survive her mother then £.000 more. 
Extrx. to lay out £oOO in ffreehold land and settle same on Gonvill and 
Cains C'olleges in (Cambridge for Schollarsbipp as I shall leave directions 
for, after dectiase of said wife and daughter, and such books out of my 
Library as 1 have sett downe in a note.' 'J'o i-ducation of Nonconformists 
bonnes for workc of the iMiiiistiy £20. To poor members of Jesus Christ 
£r>. If my said daughter dei)art this life before 21, then my Extrx. to 
settle £20 per Annum for ever on the College in New England for the edu- 
cating of the most hopeful j)erson that the Master and ffellowes cann pro- 
cure for th(- worke of the Ministry, such person to be a Convert Jndian or 
one that will studdy the Jndian Language that hee may preach the Gospell 
among the Jndians, bee to enioye said £20 for seven years and at the end 
of euery seven years a new one to be chosen. AVhereas the towiie of Col- 
chester is indebted to mee £55- of this to my brother Will: Stockton £20 
and to my Cozen Owen Stockton £10 and the remaining £25 to be divided 
between the children of my Sister ]<:iizabeth Cole, deceasetk My daughter 
Sarah to be obedient to her Mother in all things and to attire her selfe in a 
sober maimer as bticoimsth one ])rof(;ssiiig (Jodlines. To my brother Roger 
and John Kant my brother and sister ClJuiplain my brotlnu'and sistc^r Mwi- 
dow of llt;iily each a booke out of my Library'. AVit :-AVilliam Lixby, 


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nio: Senior and Elizabetli Astye. I'ro. at London 27 November 1680 by 
K.xtrx. named. T. C. C. l^ath, laG. 

A\'ill of KiclKird Iloskins of provence of Pensilvania in America, Merch- 
ant, now rc-idrnl at Loudon. Dated 1 May, Li W" III, 1700. To sonn 
Auicliu.-* Hopkins all lands in Pensilvania. 'Vo fonr dauL,diters Martha, 
]\l(;i'cy, ^Lu'v and Anne lloskins, ■! beclds and my lato wife's and dauyhters' 
wearing' a|>|iarell and .siieh Linuen as iCxors. in I'ensilvauia shall direct. To 
i^aid .sdiui .VnreliiH Ke.sidiiary l.cuatec of |K!rsonal estate in Pensilvania. 
'i'o friends INiillip Collins Planter and .lolin (irove, nu'rchant, both of Har- 
badi»et<, all plantalions in said Island and they lOxors. in Harbadoes in trust 
to iM'll Hann- and remitt proceeds to friends Kdwaril Sliip[)en and Samnell 
Carpenter at Pi'iisilvania aforesaid, detlucting £7 per ei'Ut for their pains 
and uLo i'oU to Dr. Thomas Lonro my phisitian for his care and <^reat 
C'xjtenses in my sicknesse in London. To friend Theodor Eccleston all 
jjoods in 1-ondon and he Exor. there in trust to remit proceeds to Exors. in 
I'eiisihania, detluctinif tt'uneral cliarges etc and £0 per cent for his })aines. 
My said Exors. in Pensilvania to pay to sonn Aurelius lloskins £500. To 
friend David LLoyd £80 for his great care and {)aines in educating my said 
sonn and for his further encouragement therein. To my said Exors. 
Edward Shij>j)en and Samnell Carpenter £10 apeiee. My said four 
daughters Residuary Legatees at 2 1 or marriage. Wit :-.Jolin Ellis, Charles 
Owen and John Booker. Pi-o. at London 20 INIarch 1700 by Theodor 
Eccleston an l^xor., 2)ower reserved to other 4 Exors. 

1'. C. C. Dyer, 38. 

Admon. of Hugh Mason. Commission issued IG May 1702 to lienjamin 
Franklin, attorney for John and Joseph T>rason, sons of Hugh INIason late 
of Watertowne in New England, deceased, to adniliii'-ter duiiiig al)sonce 
and for use of said sojis. 1*. C. C. A«;t Look. 

Admon. of Hester INIason. Commission issued 10 jMay 17(J2 to Lanja- 
miu Fraidvlin, attoi-ney for ,lohn and Josej)h Mason, sons uf Hester IVLvson, 
widow, late of Water Towne in New I'iiiglaud, deceased, to administer etc. 
(as ahove.) P. C. C. Act Look. 

\\n'X\\ Mason of Watertown, tanner, came in 1034 from Ipswich, co. Snffolk, 
a.ueil L\S, with wife Kstlier, aired 22. lie died in 1G78 and kis wife Esther in 
1(!',)2. Tliese administrations, t:iken out in FiUujland ten years after the docoa>e 
of the longest liver, prohatjly sliow the recovery of some property left l)y a re- 
lative there. 

"Will of John Davy of Maydstone, co. Kent, gent., in ])erfect sense. Date(i 
29 ^Iay lOlS. To be buried in jNIaydstone Cluirch neere wife and mo- 
nument to be set up. Wife's former husl)and (not named). Daughters 
IVIary Wall and Eli/abeth .\ndri'wes Ivxecntrixes and llesiduary Legatees. 
l''.ldest brother Simon Davy (deed.) his sons iJobert, John, Ivlmond and 
Hichard. 'I'lie. .sons of Simon Davy (deed.) sou of said brother Simon. 
Second brotlier Henry Davy (deed.) his only son Henry and daughter Mrs. 
Eli/abeth Laniard. Sons in law IMr. John Wall and Mr. Nathaniell 
Andrcwes. Sister in law Mrs. Katherine Anguish, formerly wife of elder 
brother IMr. Simon Davy and her children by said brother, i.e. Robert, 
eldest son of his father, and Simon, second son deed., his children, and John, 
third 8(m if he be liv»'ing in Virginia, and h^dmond, fourth son, and Richard, 
fifth and youngest son, and his eldest daughter Ivli/.abeth Lussey, and 
Katherine^ (JosHne, second daughter, and J\lary Muggy, third daughter, 
and Susan Swanson, fourth and youngest daughter. JNIother in law JNLu'V 

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MaiiktjH. Hrotl.ora Cuk'h Hnnck.s, Join, Haiikcs and Tliomiis Head thoir 

wiv.'H. vS.skT Androwc's' ni.stor (Jrilsic;. Sister Lydiu Baii.'ks. Sister 
Wucke.s. ^..7e^5 C'ulel. liaiikes and John Baukes {sL perhaps ^^ wives of'' 
was udendedl) Annt iJislier. Co.sin Poddy. I\Ieiitious Apothecary Wares 
and Drugs Wit :-RoI>ert Vsburne, Edward Tatuui, Elizabeth Broakes 
and Elizabeth Carter. Pro. at Loudon 19 June 1G49.* 

1'. C. C. Fairfax, 85. 
Wdl of Hughe Leayes, Cittizen and Leatherseller of London. Dated 9 
Deceinber IGU9 Vnto a preacher at my buriall G.s. 8d. Amongst fower of 
the C lu kiren ol Kichard liewnies of Morton l^inkentone, co. Northampton, 
7 rso.les at 21 or marriage. Vnto Samuell liachelor aOs. To John sonne 
of Lichan \arley oUs. To Ifughe C'ruekedale of Yorke Minster £4. 
Amonge tlie children of .lohn Leas oi the parri.she of Whit(-ri— eo. 
Cumherland, i 1 at 21 or marriage. 1 o John Cruckdall reputed uTl.e at 
Virginia beyond the Seas £10 soe soone as he shall retorne. Ainon..e the 
poore oi the parishe of Sainte Brides where J dwell £5. My wile' Jane 
liesiduary Legatee an.l Extrx. vppon c(,ndition that yf she doe not enter 
into bonde of CC' vnto my frendes Ilenrie Tanner and Richard Var- 
ley &c., then said Ilenrie Tanner and Richard Varley Exors. Wit --Rich- 
ard Ilaydon mark, John White, John liurrowes mark, Snzane C'h.ney and 
Riclmrd Alee Scr. Pro. IG December 1GU9-- emanavit comissio Rich5 
Daniell et Henrico Partridge guanlianis Ecclie l^ochialis see Bri-ntte in 
ffletestrete London co q^c! Jana retca et ex- rennnciaverunt." In mar<au 
01 L robate Act Look— '• obligaCo retrad' et nova interpGita 19 Octob' l(fll 
^8(1.; Jo: iH-net. {hut there is no entry in either Act Book in October 1611.) 

P. C. C. Dorset, 120. 
Admon. of Samuell Fry. Commission issued 12 IMamh lGo5-G to Ann 
Fry w.dovy, mother of Samuel ffry late in Virginia iiiye parts beyond the 
seas, l)atche]or, deceased intestate, to administer etc. 

. . P. C. C. Act Book, folio 55. 

Admon. of John Deward. Commission issued 2G June IGHG to Raphael 
VVhisller, I'lincipal Creditor of John Deuard late of St. Michael Crooked 
Lane but at C,)uuto in Virginia {sic), P.achelor, deceased intestate etc. 
{Uewar m murcjin.) p. c. C. Act Book, folio 98. 

Will of Joseph Swett late of Boston in New Enulaud. Dated 20 Au<mst 
IGh , 1 ^\ m. and Mary. Constitute my fri.'nd John Gill of Wappinofco. 
Middx., waterman, my lawfull Attorney to collect all debts, wa-es, ivnts 
salary, pensions Ac, jiursuant to tlieir Majesties Declaracon of 2;i May last 
past, an.l m case of -leath the sai<l John Gill sole Kx<,r. AVit :-'i'homas 
Woodman, Jeremiah Foreman, signed and sealed G September i(;,S9 in 
pivsence oi Sam : AVills, Jr., at AVappiug ik-w stairs. Pro. at London 21 
January IG9.. by E.xor. \\V. C. ]5oik1, 1J8. 

Will of .lolin (Jorges of the Parish of St. IVIaroaretts Westminster, co. 
Middx l<s<pnre. Dated 5 March lGr,G. Vnt.. the poore of the Parish 
aloie.sii.l £.). Vnto my sonne Iferdinando my ifreeliold Lande an.l Leases 
Hi CO. Devon ; Jtem my lands in White chuivli als Ilaselrig, co. Sonu^rsett. 
Jtem myLease in Ciloucestershire after his Mothcu's (bu-ease she havin-r her 
loynture m it Vnto my Wife iMistris Mary (Jorges £100. Vnto th.Tsaid 
"'•'•''""'".I., aboue what J haue allotted for his marriage portion All other 


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li)00.] aicaniugs from Etujlish Archives. 191 

n.v monies a.ul Jcw.ll. phtto hcokcs etc. Alsoc my Tatent of the 
Z in.-o of Mavno i.. new Kn,-lun.l an.l all otlicr 1 at.uts wn Ungs 1 - 
c, ami Miuim.n.s uith a ( writings an<l -^ "^ ^ ^Ij'l- ^^ 
ni luvs likrwi... ViUumv (;nm,ldwl.l an.l (JodH.HU.e Jolai Miapmar 
^V The .aid Ivcnliuamlo l\. Wit^-Mwanl Burrowes and 
Kichurd Atkins, S.r. I'ro. at Lu.uK.n 1 .hme J G. . ^';y J'-^^j'^^^j^.^^^ ,^3^ 

Will of Ann (;.)rgc8 of the Parish of St. ^largarctts Westminster, Spins- 
J ) .. H l).v.';nhor K;.-.:.. Vnto n,y ^Iother^listns Mary Gorges 
1^ purn 1. Vmo n.y hrutlur iV.redinando (Jorge n.y I-Jiaeio o im) g ucm 
U o» n y Vnele Master Kdward lUll Deeease.l (.) being the hird Child ot 
his ,Zv John Corges Ks.,uire) al.o my C'awle ol Pearh. and h.m J 
H ;;: la sde ICxeeuto. WitUlohn Croueh Kdward Horrowes and lueh- 
uKl Atkins, Scr. I'ro. at Loudon -'1 \^;;^>,^>>;/'-Yylett, 1G2. 

AViU of Dame Elizabeth Gorges of Long Ashtou, eo. Somersett, widdow. 
Date 1 i Sepf.mhe. 1 Go7. Tolc interred in psh. Church of T^ong AsMou. 
Vnto the ,.0( re of Longc AbIuou and white Church, eo. bomeivsett, £40. 
T:^';:;^;. hnv S^ Th^nas Smith Knight a ring and ->' ^^->^ fj- ^1^ ^^^ 
Marv Smith his wife a bason and Kwre. 'io my grandehilde I bonus 
Snl^h some of my Sonne Thomas Smyth late of Long Ashton l-TU- a- 
ceased I'^'OO-whereof £128 was oweing by the said '1 liomas a^--^^;-^ 
£72 by mv aaughter in law lllorenee i.owe wite ot Ihomas 1 ggot 
Esduire. To M' Kichard Ifoster Gierke minister ot Long Ashton £10. lo 
,xw s^ vants Margaret Stevens £30, Thomas Ilaggar £20 and a debt oweing 
b/Mr TlK.mas Sadlier of New Sar: gent;, and every otber servant one 
quarters wages. My grandehilde Francis Smytli gent , sonne ot S 1 1 on as 
Residuary Legatee and Exor. My fronds John \^'l^-l^le;"i^/.]^^,^^^''';iJ >^ 
Esquire an<l th.nnas Gorges of Kaxall Doctor ot Divinity* ^^^rbuu IGoO 
Aim Rogers, John Price and Henry Vn... Pro. at^Lomlon l'|;J;;|^« Jj^^"^ 
by Ivxor. 

Gorges vs. Archdale. Bill 25 October, IGGJf. 

Ferdinando Gorges of Westminster, Esq. ami Mary his wife Complt.. 
(Ihe said Mary being one of the daughters of 'ihomas Archdale ot Chep- 
i g Wiceombi, CO. liucks., Esq., by Mary his wife decn^ased, who w^ono 
of the dau.diters of John Nevill late ol London, Es.p, deceased.) shew eth 

'rlut ab:>nt .-U) years since, Richard Archdale late ot Cheppinge ^^ -- 
combe, Esq., decea;ed, being seised of Manors and lands in co. Buck, and 
^lewhere of the yearly vake of 150t.'' at least, in --<^-;^-- ^^ 
riage to be had between the said Thomas and Mm^ (^^ » " "V," 
consideration of about oOtit)", the portion ot the sai.l Mary did tog tier 
with the said Thomas, by deed assure part of us estate to the "--^^ ^be 
issue female of the said Thomas and Mary, or else did appoint a portio ot 
2000" each to the said issue female. And the saul John NeviU be ng 
seised of divers messuages in London, and Manors and l^^'^^^^l^f,^^^^^^^^^^ 
did, in consideration of the said settlement, settle a great part ot hi. c.tate 

Ilovendoii of Uxoii) iu south uislc of Webtunuator Abbey. 

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to tlic nso of such issno fomalo. ThcHc two Deeds or Settlements are now 
ill the hands of the said Thomas Archdah;, the Defendant to this \V\\\. 

The said John Nevill and liir-liard Archdale not long after died and 
Thomas the eomphiinant IMary's fatlier, entered upon the estates so con- 
veyf'd 1)V his father and by Nevill. 

Ahont four years sineo these Complainants were married, and the said 
Thomas refuses to discover these setth'meiits or to pay the Complainant 
IMury Clorges her portion. 

Chan. Pros, ante 1714. INIitford ccxliii. 1Gb. 

The following pedigree illustrates the connection and interest of the three 
preceding wills and suit in chancery. T hope shortly to have the pleasure 
of laying before the readers of the Rkgistku a very complete pedigree 
of the entire Gorges family, a large amount of the material for which has 
been already collected. 

Kdward Bell= 
of Newliinrt, co. 
Glouc. & Wrot- 
ti'sloy, CO. Es- 

Edward GorfrH3=:Cipely, dau. of 

d. at Clfrkc'invL'lI, 
29 Aug., 15(i8. 

William Lypon of 
Moilresticld Court, 
CO. ^^'urC('.stc■r. 

Btr. Edward Bill 
d. before Dec, 105,"). 

AniiP Hell, ni.: 
160:i; d. ICiiO; bur. 
in .St. .Sepulchres, 

Sir Ferdlnaudo Oorge8:^EIizabpth, dnu. of 

Founder of the Pro- Sir TliDinas Gorges, 

viiice of Maine; kut'd k widow of .Sir; d., 1017; bur. at Hugh Sniythe of 

Ashley. Long Ashtou, co. 

.Somerset, ob. s. p.; 

will dated 18 Sept., 

H;57, pi-oved LS 

June, 10;V.». 

P. 0. C. I'ell, 303. 

Lady Franoos, dau._ John Gorges 
of 'riioiiias Clinton, b. l,")'.!.! ; d. 105(>; of 

Eui 1 ol Lincoln ; in. 
;tl .Inly, lOu'O, at St. 
James ClerUenwell ; 
ob. .s. p. 

St. Margarets West- 
niin-ilcr ; will dated 
.') March, KWd, prov- 
e.l I .)||IH^ ICi.-,;. 
I'.C.V. Ruthen,^'i;i. 

IFary, dau. of Sir 
John Meade of Lof- 

tus, Essex. 

Honorla. Robert Gorges,: 
Helena, sent as (Governor to 
Now England. 

William Gorges, 
Governor of Pro- 
vince of Maine for 
Ills father. 

Ferdinando Gorges=^rary,daugh. of Sir 
b. Ill .\ni;ii<t, Ki.iO; I I'lioinas Archdale 
WHS (if llilhngdoii, of CO. Mucks 
Bliddlese.v ,S.of Asli- | circil 1000. 
ley ; l.)urled at Ash 
ley, iriS. 

b. Ki:!!. I 

■ Chapman. 

John ('hapman, 
living 1057. 

Ann, d. 10.55, unm. ; 
will dal.d 8 Dee., 
jiro. ','1 Ki-c, li)65. 
P. C.C.Aylett, 102. 

\V\\\ of John Fcrne of London, yeoman. {Described as of St. Vedast, 
Foster Lane, in Pro. Act Book.) Dated 2 December 1G19 in the preamble 
but 4 December at the end of will. Names sons dohn, James and Daniel 
and daugliter ISridgctt, wife of John Newarke. The two sons of Richard 
Lisney. Son Daniel Kxecntor. AFeiitions property in \'irginia and the 
Soinmer Islands alias the. Herinoothes and in Ifarrow-on-the-liil], co. iMidd.x;. 
Wit:-John Reek(^ and Edward J\Ialhewe. J'ro. at London 7 January 
1G1!)-Jt) by Kxor. named in will. ]'. C. C. Soame, 8. 

AVill of .lohii Feme, planter, of the Island of St. (Iiiistopher, sick. Dated 
.0 Augiisl iC'SS. Names sislcr'y Imtuc, a iin'nor. IMaitlia daughter of 
James Nelhun of Cainherwell, Sni-fcy. \Villiam Feme, Junior, of Caniber- 
wcll, an<[ l':ii/abeth Feme his sister. Jonas I'arnell of St. Trinitie Rlin- 

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1000.] Glean inga from English Archives. 193 

ori(!,s. John AVarnor, Ci(i/.<Mi and Tallow Cliuiidhir of Loiulon. Has 8000° 
of tobacTo ill \viir(!lioii8(i of Tliomas 'ruckcr at Dice Kuy, Thames Street, 
London. ^Mentions liis lands known as "Nicholas Towerson " in St. 
Christophers. Residuary Leiratee and E.vor. John Warner. Unele Jonas 
Panu-U Overseer. Wit':-.lohn Hall, John Mackernes an<l Jone Goodwin. 
Vvo. at I-ondon 8 Au-nist l(')."i8 by Kxor. named in will. 

V.C.V. Leo, 102. 

Admon. of James Feme. Commission issued '22 .Afarch IG-JD-.'iO to 
]\Iatliew Feme, brother of James Feme hitc in partibus deceased, intestate, 
to adminiKter etc. l^ ("• ^'- Act Hook, folio iru). 

Admon. of John fferne. Commission issued .') July 1G80 to Sarah iferne 
widow, relict of John fferne late of the City of Bristoll, but in partibus traiis- 
inarinus deceased, intestate, to administer &c. 

r. C. C. Act Book, folio 118. 

Admon. of John fferne. Commission issued 23 INfarch 1080 to Anna 
Allen, widow, relict and administratrix of John Allen late while he lived 
Principal Creditor of IVerne late; of the ship Catlu'rine, but at VirH;inia 
iu nartibus, a bachelor, decease intestate, to administer etc. 

^ P. C. C. Act Book, folio 45. 

B(\side the above there was a family of Feme from Boiisall aiid Wirks- 
worth in Derbyshire, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1082, and with whom 
I shall deal more at length in a future number. 

Will of John Comer sen"' of Oake in Diocese of Bath and AVells, and 
County of Somsett: , yeoman, weake of body. Dated 27 October 1(580. 
To Sonne John Comer'of New England £10 and to sonne George Comer 
now in London £10, both in one n'lonth after decease of my wife Dorothy. 
]\Iy Sonne William Comer of London Residuary Legatee and Exor. 
Wit:-James Jarman, Lan: Larkham and John Larkham. Pro. at London 
1 June l(i80 by Exor. ^ !'• C. C. Ent. 70. 

Will of Edward CreHleld, Jiin'',*iiow of london, ]\lerchant, und.;r some 
present tndisposition of Ixxiy. Dated 24 November 1 ODL 'i'o my fatlier 
and mother i\Ir. l^lward Creffeild and Mrs. Dorothy Creffeild of Chappell, 
CO. Essex, £40 with remainder to my three sisters. To brother jNlr. Henry 
CreiTeild of Colchester, co. Essex, £20. To sister INlary Creffeild, spinster, 
£.'.(). To sister Elizabeth, now wife of IMr. John Keeble £00. To sister 
Ann, now wife of Air. AN'illiam Brewer £50. To friend Air. Ifrancis Willis 
now of London, Alerchant, £20. To friend and correspondent INlr. Phillip 
Richards of London, Alerchant, £50. To daughter in lawe Alrs.Lucye 
now or late the wife of Air. Thomas Reed of county of Gloucester, in A^ir- 
ginia, Diamond Ring wdiich my late wife, Alother of the said Lucye, used 
to weare, gold necklace of six chains fastened to a Lockett of Alassey gold 
and £20. To friend Air. Benjamin Clements of AVare in the said county 
of Gloucester, in AHrginia, all residue of estate real and ])ersonal being in 
Virj^nnia aforesaid, on condition hee doti pay legacies to my said friend Air. 
PhiTlip Richards (£200), and said Richards to distribute same, and said 
friends Air. Benjamin Clements of Virginia and Air. Phillii) Richards of 
Loudon Executors. Wit :-Jolm Warr, George Wilinshurst and Tho: tfar- 
nalls. Pro. at London 21) December 10i)4 by Phillip Richards,^ one of the 
]v\ors., power reserved for other Exor. P. C. C. Box, 244. 

AVill of Nathaniell Hulton the elder. Citizen and Salter of London, in 
good health. Dated 29 July 1092, 4 Wm. and Alary. To children of son 

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194 Gleaninijs from English Archives. [April, 

in law James Greene, his sons James Greene, Jr., Richard Greene, Jolm 
(iret'iie and his daugliter IMargery Greene, each £;')0 at 21. 'i'o John 
(ireene, brother of .lames Greene tlie elder, £20. 'J'o poor of Nevvinj^tou 
Green wlu're I now live £10. To my wife Elizabeth lands in said Newin"- 
ton for life and one third of my estate, ac<;()rdiu<^ to custom of London, with 
remainder (as to the lands) to ^V'illiam llulton, sonn of my late kinsman 
AVlUiam llulton, deed., and he Residuary Legatee. To widow of my late 
kinsman Adam llulton £10, and to his sonn £50 and dauy^hter £40, to be 
in hands of my kinsman Samuell JIaward until they are '21. To Thomas 
(Irompton sonn of late kinsman Adam (Iromjjton £50, and to his second 
and tiiird sonns each £.'iO, and to his two (laughters ea(;h £20 [as before in 
hands uf SniHueU Ilaivard). To Tliomas (irundy £10. To sister llulton 
widow, £20. To dautrhter of kinsman George Crompton £20 at 21 or 
mai-riage. To kinsman John Hill £10. To Nathaniell Mill sonn of 
Edmund Hill, deed., £50 at 21. To kinswoman Klizabeth Hill £30. To 
sister Elizabeth Dickens, -widow of Jolm Dickens, £40. 'i'o kinswoman 
Ann Pimlott £30 and to her two sonns each £50. and to her daughter £30. 
To Mary Pickfurd, wife of INIr. Pickford, £30 and to her eldest son £30 and 
to her other six children now liveing £30 apeece at 21. To wife of kins- 
man Nathaniell llulton £50 and to his daughter £100 at 21. To Sir Henry 
A.shhurst, Ihirt., Sr William Ashhurst, Sr Thomas Lane, my kinsman 
Robert Dickings and JNP dames Hulbert £10 apeece. To 50 persons in list 
I shall sett down £50 for rings. My sonn in lawe James Greene Exor. 
Wit:-John Croppe, Stepn Terry and ,lohn Jacob. 

Codicil — dated 23 jMarch lGt)2, 5 Wm. and JMary. To Joseph llulton 
sonn of Adam llulton £350 more. One of the sonns of Ann Pimlatt being 
dead, his £50 to her other sonn. To Thomas Gromptou £50 more. To 
Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniell llulton, £100 more. I forgive sonn in 
law Thomas llorrocks three score pounds I lent him. To dau. in law Jane 
Perry £50. To Mr. Benjannn Thorugood £10. To James Lever the 
elder £10. To iMadanu! l)od £lO. ''Lo Samuell Ilaward and his wife 
£10. To John Grt'cii and his wife £10. 'l\> brotlier Tomins {sic.) 
Dickens and bis wife LMO. To cosin John Hill £5. \Vit:-Th(i: Gibson, 
John ,lacob and William Barnard. 

A further Codicil, dated 1 January ir)93. " 1 give and becpieath to IVlr. 
Eni'ivasi! IMather INliiiister of the Gospell in New hhiglaud the Summe of 
One llundreil pounds of LawfuU money of England for the use of the 
CoUcdgc; there of which bee is president." To r>rid(!well and Christchurch 
Hospitals each £50. To danghtc'r Jane Perry £50. To be buried at 
Bolton in Lancashire neere ffather and mother. Wit . --Peter Gascoine, 
Edward Dickins and Ann Curisse. Pro. with two Codicils at London 13 
]\Iarch lGt)3 by James Greene an Executor. P. C. C. Box 54. 

Admon. of Thomas Benbowe. Commission issued 15 January 1(572-3 
to .loane Frost (wife of Roger Frost, now in Virginia) princi})al Creditor of 
Thomas Benbowe late in the shij) St. Andrewe deceased intestate etc., to 
administer during absence of said Roger Frost. The relict, Catherine Ben- 
bowe, first renouncing. P. C. C. Act Hook, folio G. 

Admon. of Roger Frost. Commission issued 18 June 1G73 to Joane 
Frost widow, relict of Roger Frost late on the high seas deceased intestate 
etc. to aibiiinister etc. P. C. C. Act Book, folio 74. 

Nuncu|)ative Will of John Lee heretofore of Charles Towne in New 
Englauil, C'arpenter, lyeing sick on board the shipp the Swallow of the sick- 

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nesse whereof he dyed etc, on 1 March 1G90. Tlie Captain, meaning and 
K])eakiiii,' of and to (J vies llilicld, C'apt. of said sliipp, to take care of all my 
coiicernes and gi-t in what is due to niee in England or elsewhere. To my 
two children two parts of my estato and other one third to the Captain for 
Ilia ear(( and paines mmX he to bestowe sonietliing of the shipps company. 
"Wit :-Cieorgc Holn'son and Samuel Ikiyes were sworn 2 dune 1GI)2 before 
George liramslon, Surr: I*ro. 11 Juno KVJ-J and Commission issued to 
Giles llilield, a Legatee, to administer, no I'^xor. being named. 

r. C. C. Fane, 112. 

AVill of Peter Hodges late of East "West Guersey in America, Planter, 
and now in parish of St. Mary jNIaa'dalen, Bermondsay, co. Surry, being sick 
and indisposed. Dated 21 duly U\Ti (9 Wm. HI.)' To friend Elizabeth 
AVillis of St. Mary Magdalen, spinster, whom I intended for my lawftd wife, 
all those 200 acres of Woodland in East "West Guersey to me granted by 
Govenonr of said Island {sic.) with Deed for same now in hands of Thomas 
Pevell {qn. Nevell?) of Ikn-rington in East AVest CJursey aforesaid, and to 
lier all of my horses, Hogs and other cattell in said Island marked with u 
halfe Gad and all my estate there or elsewhere. To all my relacons that 
may lawfully claim any Interest in said premises one shilling if demanded. 
Said Elizabeth Willis Executrix. Signs by ]\Iark. "Wit :-Joaue I'ryor 
Senior, Mary Pryor, Joane Pryor Junior, Hannah Kicheson and John 
Perry, Scr. Pro. at London 21 December 1G'J7 by Extrix. named in will. 

1'. C. C. Pyue, 284. 

Will of Paule Pemberton, Citizen and Ilabberdasher of London, in good 
health. Dated xxiij Julij 1G25. To be buried where it })lcase God. To 
poor of Stubbing 40s. To poor of St. michaeH's in Crooked Lane, London, 
40s. To poor of ]\P Stocks Church in bredstreet 40s. To Exors. JCI to 
divide among thos(? men vnto whom my brotlun- Benjamin was indebted. 
To M'' Stocks (.'huich towards building of it vj)]), it being nowe pulled 
downe, .£10. To brother IM' Carter £'ip.' To brother Joseph Pend)erti)n 
£20. To brother Mathias Pemberton £2G-L'5-4, and to Elizabeth the 
daughter of said Mathias £20 and to -his otlu^r two children £lO apeece. 
To brother Benjamins two children P^lizabeth and Joseph £10 apeece. I 
giue 20s. yeerly for 20 years for a sermon the 5th. Nouember by the parson 
of St. Mi(;haells Church in Crooked Lane in remembrance of (Jods great 
mercie vnto oui- nation as one that dale in delivering vs from so great a 
daunger as one that <laie wee were subject vnto, and as. yeerly in bread to 
poor of same })arish after the sermon. To 12 poor iMinisters £12 at discre- 
tion of my brothers Joseph and Mathias. To my mother Mary Whiskett, 
widdow, of Noi'wich £G. 'I'o Cox To(J<e Jronmongci', that novv(j dwelleth 
in the Cuunlrie, that was sometymes ]\P K'obius man, a Captain in newe 
iisho slri'(jt, £10 and if decciased to his wife for good of his poor Children. 
'I'o J^llen Tuckei", widdowe, a bond of £20 that JM*" Allen of I|)swieh 
etandeth bound, for it is her money and not myne. To Evan (jlrilfes ser- 
vant in this house £o. To Kalph Hrowne, habberhasder, 40s. To brother 
M'^ John Eulhir, 40s. for rings for him and liis wife. To Elizabeth Pend)er- 
ton, dan. of Mathias, my cupp salte aiul siluer s|)Oone. To brother JNIathias 
all cloth, apparell and linen, and half of bookes, other half to brother Josei)h. 
Item — I give my £20 adventured vnto Newinglaiid vnto the Company to bo 
Jmpley by them towards the foundation of a Church if (!ver god give them 
a setthid peace there. To brother Josejth Kesiduary Ijegatee and he and 
brother Mathias Exors. Wit :-Thomab Gotheredge, Evan Grilles, and my 

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M'' Thomas Ly<^litfoote his marke. Pro. at London 27 September 1G25 by 
James Ilulett, N.P,, attorney for Exors. V. C. C. Clarke, 100. 

Will of John Pierman alias Piermaine, of the Island of Bermudoesj 
manner, now residing in the parish of St. Paul Shudwell, Middx. sick in 
body. Dated b June 17011. iMentions Father Will"' Piermaine of Bermu- 
does and Mother living but not named. Son John a minor. Sister Kesiah 
to have property if son die under age. Cousin David Piermaine of Loudon, 
mariner, his wife Elizabeth and their children Davitl and Anne. Cap' John 
Em})erour of Carolinaf and his wife. RP John Lee of London, merchant. 
BIy Landlord Francis Page and Sarah his wife and their children Francis, 
Anne, and Elizabeth. JMy nurse Jane Smith. M'^ Anne Jeremy. Eliza- 
beth Gibson. Property in Lernuida. Fatlier Will'" Piermaine, Cousin 
David Piermaine and M' John Lee Exors. A\'it :-Jame8 Cooper, John 
IMaguies and Pliomas Pomeroy, Scr. Pro. 7 June 170'J by ^V^illiam Pier- 
man one oi the Exors., power reserved for other Exors. 

P. C. C. Lane, 152. 

Will of Abraham Iluismau of the City of New York, merchant, inlirm of 
body. Dated in Mew York 4 JMay, 21 (u-o. H, 17 IS. To llendricke 
(Jarret the son born in \VedloeU of Abraham Blancks and ^laria Van 
Lulileren of Croniugen in the united provinces, my wearing Linneu and 
Diamond Ping. To Bonvvjna Helena, ilaughter of the same, all my House 
Jjinnen and plate. To Josepii JMurray of the City of New York, Escpiire, 
and to Kichard Nicholls of the same gent., each i;,'20 for their trouble as 
Exors. of my will and Jt)20 more for mourning. To servant Jsaiah Crane 
JCJOO and one of my negroes. The said Joseph Murray and liichard 
Nicholls Exors., and they to sell all lands etc. and transmit net proceeds to 
the said JNlaria Van Belderen {sic) for her children Ilendriek Garret and 
Bouwjna Helena who are Pesiduary Legatees. Exor. in London Joseph 
Mico, merchant. AV^it :-George Harrison, John Burnet and Joseph Webb, 

Codicil dated 12 June 174S. 'I'o Josiah {sic) Crane £125 more and my 
silver iMugg. To Mr. Simeon Soumaine £75. Wit :-Peter Ewetse and 
AVilliani Conihame. Certilied by Cieorge Banyar D: Secry. Pro. at Lou- 
don 2'J December 1748 by Joseph Mico, Exor. for Great Britain. 

P. C. C. Strahan, 3G8. 

Aduion. of Abraham Hutchinson. Commissit)U issued 27 May 1G87 to 
John Hutchinson, brother of Abraham Hutchinson, late in Virginia in parts 
beyond the seas, a bachelor (.leceased intestate, to administer etc. 

P. C. C. Act liook, folio 77. 

1(515-29 eiusdem (/.e. Sept.) Dorothea illegitima proles Tiioma; et Chris- 
tianas Inglande (piia prima vxor p'dii-t Thom;e iam vixit in virginea ex coii- 
dentissima relatione jiatris eius tarn mithi {sic) (jua, multis aliis. 

Shepton iJeaucluunp, Somst., Psh. Reg. 

Will of William Hopton of Charles Town South Carolina, being of Ad- 
vanced age. Dated 21 December 1785. To wife Sarah £1050. To 
daughter iAiary ChriBtianna Hopton my house etc No. 1G8 King Street, now 
inhabited by Mr. Robert Smith. To daughter Sarah Hojiton my house on 
corner of Legare and Laniboll Streets, bouglit of George Kiucaiil and 
inhabited by Thomas (Jsborn, Ivscp To son .lohn and Son in law Robert 

t Probalily of the Einperoiir lainily of Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia. Sec the writer's 
article on the " Head liights " in ItEOisxtit, Vol. 47, paj^es l'J7, 351. 


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William PowtU livo Knglish Gluiiuiis ouch uiid no more bfcauso I liave given 
tliuiu Vav'^v. buiii8. 'J'o my iViifiul Samuel l.eyarc; my share iu the Charles- 
towu J^ibrary Society till my (jJiamison William liopton Powell arrives at 
an a_i,'e to be admitted u JMember then with consent of the Society to him. 
To John son ot" Samuel J^e^are a (Quarter Acre lot in Ansonboroui^h ou 
(ie'orire Street lioundin^' on land of i\Ir. Ivobert Daniel. Residue real and 
peisonal in South Carolina and CJeor^ia to be divided into lour ecjual })arts, 
of which one to my Wife, one to Daughter ^Mary Christianiia, one to 
Daughter Sarah, and remaining part to my Daugliters IMary Christiauna 
and Saraii In 'I'rust for my Grandchildren iMary Beatrix Powell and 
"William liopton I'owcU at "Jl or ^Marriage with remaindi'r and any other 
proj^erty in Great Britain or elsowhere to said Daughters e<pially. iMy ^^'ifo 
ami said Daughters and friends Nathaniel Kussell dnd S^imuel Lcgare 
Executors. \Vit :-Margarct Young, Kdward Proscot and Tliomas Coram. 
Pro. in Charli'stown District, South Carolina, 15 Sc!j»t. 178G by oath of 
JMargaret Young a Witness. Certiiied as true copy 4 Nov. 178G by Charles 
Lining, Ordinary. Pro. at London 11 Aug. 17»8 and Admon. granted to 
John liopton Attorney of Mary Christianna Ilopton and Sarah Ilopton the 
daughters, and Nathaniel Pussell and Samuel Legare, Executors, for their 
benetit and that of Sarah liopton the Pelict and Executor now in the State 
of South Carolina. P. C. C. Calvert, 4U1. 

This will, while of a somewhat recent date to illustrate our Colonial 
Families, having been turned up iu the course of a special investigation, 
seemed too interesting to omit — the more so as the materials for South 
Carolina genealogy are so very scanty. 

[To be continued.] 



FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, OCT. 27, 1773, TO SEPT. 25, 1839. 

C'oiiicil l)y Tuo.MAS Bi;llo\ys Pkck, of Waljtole, N. II. 

Tun following records of the lirat church in Rockingham, Vermont, have 
been copied from the original volume iu manuscript in the jjossession of 
William II. II. Putnam, of Springlield, Vt., who has kindly loaned it for 
this purpose. This precious volume has come to Mr. Putnam by right of 
his wife's descent from one of the early members of the church. It has been 
carefully cherished, is iu excellent preservation and is invaluable ou account 
of the information which it contains relating to the early settlers of R(jcking- 
ham. These records are now priuted for the first time in order to preserve 
and make accessible for reference the facts which they contain, many of 
which are not on record elsewhere, as to the history of the church, and 
especially the statistics of admissions of members, bajitisms, marriages and 
deaths in the lirst half century of the existence of the town. 

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The earlier and by far greater part of the records is in the handwriting 
of llic lirst minister, Rev. Samuel Whiting, who was born in Franklin, 
Muhs., March, 1750 (Blake's " History of the Town of Franklin," p. 190), 
or (according to Farmer) Jan. 28, 1750; graduated at Harvard College in 
176D; was ordained pastor of the church in Rockingham, October 27, 1773; 
was dismissed by his own request, May 18, 1809, and died in Rockingham, 
May 10, 1819. Mr. Whiting's handwriting had the neatness which charac- 
terized the penmanship of the scho- 
C^^^ ,^^ >^^^^^C;T^ ^^"'b' clergyman of the last century, 
^._y/^ and is illustrated by the accompany- 
f ^^ ing facsimile of his signature and by 

the engraved heading reduced from the fly-leaf of the volume of records- 
The later records are in the handwriting of Rev. Elijah Wollage, a graduate 
of Dartmouth College in 1791, of Rev. Samuel Mason and of Rev. Brough- 
ton White. 

It is intended to supplement the records with a brief historical sketch of 
the first church of Rockingham and its miniscers, which will be accompanied 
with a half-tone engraving of the meeting-house, erected in 1787. This 
house is still in good preservation and is a most interesting specimen of the 
church architecture of the latter part of the eighteenth century. 

Pursuant to Letters Missive from the People in Rockingham & Chester 
in the Province of New York the Chhs of lirattleborough Warwick, Win- 
chester, Swanzy, Charlestown, Westmoreland, Walpole Lebanon & Wren- 
tham by their Elders & Messengers & the Messengers of Ilindsdale & 
Cornish were Oonveu'd at Rockingham October 27"' 1773.^ 

AVhen antecedent to their embodying into a Council an Enquiry was pro- 
pos'd to be made in the Standing of the Chh in Brattleboro' upon Which the 
Rev'' INP Reeves & the Messengers from Brattleboro' being previously in- 
structed & empower'd by that Chh gave us full Satisfaction with regard to 
the Credentials of M'' Reeves & the^ Agreement of the Covenant of s'^ Chh 
with ours. ^Ve therefore lTnanimon.sly agreed upon their desire in Con- 
sideration of their peculiar Sityation to receive & own them of our fellovv- 
ship. Nevertheless we take this method and Opportnidty to bear due Testi- 
mony against any Chh's forming itself it putting itself under the Care of a 
Minister without the Concurrence of Sister Chhs (where it may be had) to 
establish a Communion of Churches. 

The Chhs proceeded to embody into a Council and made Choice of the 
Rev^' W Reeves Moderator & M'' Fessenden Scribe, the Council being 

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form'd Voted their Acceptance of '^V. Reeves & Brattloboro' Chh to our 

Cominuiiioii, & our readiness to tr^at liiiii it tlidin as Siicli, expecting like 
lieturns fVuni tiiera ct tliat the Vote l»u made Puhlick at this Time & to our 
Chlis. In the next Phico tlie CVmncil proceeded to examine M''. Samuel 
Whiting the Pastor elect, as to his Licence to preacjii, his regular Standing 
as a Christian, his Doctrinal Sentiments, & his Views of Undertaking the 
Work of the Gospel Ministry & he gave full Satisfaction as they expressed 
by Vote. Voted to proceetl to Oidination it that RF Olcott begin with 
Prayer, INP liecves pray before the Charge, RP Hedge give the Charge, ]\P 
Lawrence the right hand of Fellowship &, ISV Fessenden conclude with 

And agreeable hereto the Rev'' Samuel Whiting was ordained a Gospel 
Bishop of the Chh in Rockingham & Chester Rockingham Octo'"" 27"' 1773 
Attest Thomas Fessenden Scribe True Copy AtL"' Sam' Whitinnr. 

1773 October 31 Kaptiz'd Peter Son of Peter & Mercy Evans 
Novera''' 20 Baptiz'd James Sou of Thomas & Sarah Button. & Samuel 

Son of Fairbanks & Esther Moors 

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1774 January 23"* Jouathan & Eunice Burr were propounded to the 

also Phebe Johnson of Chester, having before ownd the Covenant. 


Jan^ 25. Baptiz'd Chauncey Cheney Sou of John & Esther Chandler at 
their house the Child being Sick. 

Jan^ 27 INIarried Jonathan Burt & Bethiah Preston of Rockingham. 

January 30"' Recciv'd Naomi Kingslcy into the Chh it Ba()tiz'd Adriel 
Son of Sylvaiius & Naomi Kingsley 

March 13. Recciv'd into the Chh PJiebe Johnson Jon'** Burr & Eunice 
his Wife, also baptiz'd Ballislusba daughter of Jon"' it Eunice Burr, also 
Priscilla Daughter of Coinelius & Baker. 

March 27. Baptiz'd Edward Son of Asahel & Phebe Johnson. 

April 17. At Ciiester Ebenezer Patterson with his Wife Anne of Kent 
own'd the (yovunant it had their Child baptiz'd by the name of Moses. 

]\Iay H. Caleb Church it Wifo had their Child baptiz'd Jemima 

May lo. Jose[)h \Vood propounded to the Chh. 

Juno 12 Chh tarried alter Divine Service & Chose Peter Evans & Elias 
Olcott to oHieiate as Deacons in the Chh. 

June 2G. Letters missive from the People of New Fane & from the Chh 
in Westminster being read. Voted to Send according to their Desire to 
assist in Oi'dination & made Choice of Elias Olcott Delegate to New Fane 
& Elias Olcott and Peter Evans Delegates to Westminster 

July 17. Baptiz'd Ebenezer Son of Ebenezer & Zeruiah Johnson 

July 21 Man led Benjamin Patterson of Piermont & Elisabeth Safford 
of Rockingham. 

July 31. Receiv'd Joseph Wood into the Chh & baptiz'd Samuel Mary 
«fe Anne Children of Jose[)h & Esther Wood. 

August 14. i)ro])oui)ded Elenor Preston to the Chh. 

Sept. 7. Married Elkanah Day of Westminster & Levina Merrill of 
Chesterlield, having liceuce, also married Benjamin Larrabee & Abigail 
Spaulding ui Rockingham. 
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Sept. 11. IJaptiz'd James Son of William & Elisabeth Stearns. & Syl- 
vaiiiiH Subiii Son of Sylviuiiis & Naomi Kiiigsley 

Octol). 2. lOloiior Preston leceivM into the Clih. Baptiz'd Elisabeth & 
Sanili Daughters of James & INIargaret Campbel also propounded to the 
Chh Jabez Sargeauts Jun"^ & Persis his Wife. 

Nov. 20 Baptiz'd Bulah Daughter of William & Elisabeth Stearns. 

Nov. 27. Jabez & Persis Sargeants receiv'd into the Chh. & baptiz'd 
Jabez Son of Jabez «fe Persis Sergeants. 

Dec. 18. Baptiz'd Calvin Sou of Abiel & Mary Barnes, also Jacob & 
Phebe Wynn Propounded to the Chh. 

1775. April 6. Married Matthew Lane & Elisabeth Stearns of Rock- 

June 11. Baptiz'd Thomas Chandler Son of Timothy & Betty Olcott. 

July 23. Baptiz'd Abiel Daughter of Isaiah & Dorcas Johnson. & Aarou 
Son of Abraham & Sawyer. 

July 30. Baptiz'd Rebecca Daughter of Timothy & Rebecca Walker 

Aug. 27. Baptiz'd Sibbel Daughter of Elias & Sibbel Olcott, also pro- 
pounded at Rockingliam Jacob i^ l^licbc Wynn 

OcLob. 10 IMarried Natlianiul Jiennett & Sibbel Whipple of Rocking- 

Nov. 5. Baptiz'd Luther Son of John & Johnson. 

Dec. 17. Baptiz'd Mercy Daughter of Peter & Mercy Evans. 

Dec. 26 INIarried David Cockran & Mary Aiken, both of Kent. 

1770. Jan. 14. PropouudcHl Isaiah Johnsun & Doicas his Wife. 

Jan. 28. Isaiah &:, Dorcas Johnson propounded at Rockingliam. 

Feb. 18 Isaiah & Dorcas Johnson Received into the Chh. 

Feb. 20. Baptiz'd Lucinda Daughter of Fairbanks & Esther Moors at 
their house being Sick. 

March 21. By the Desire of Brother Asher Evans I inform'd the Chh 
& Congregation of his Sorrow ior his foolish &. Inconsiderate Conduct with 
Nath' Bennett. Voted Satisfactory. 

April 21. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship, read Jonathan liurra 
Complaint against Nathaniel Davis & Chose Peter Evans &c Elias Olcott to 
meet with them & endeavour to reconcile the DiHuulties between tliem. 

April 27. Chh Tarried after Pnbliok Worship When Peter Evans Jun"^ 
& I'^lias Olcott upon Brother Davis Saying that wherein he had broke the 
good Rules of the Chh he was sorry for it. Said it was to the same pui'port 
to what they had Advis'd to & Brother Burr was satisfied with, and he being 
Satisfied withdrew his Complaint & both Parties agreed not to mention 
again the old Story wherein they differd & which was the foundation of the 

May 19. Baptiz'd Roswell Son of Asher & Mary Evans. 

June 17. Baptiz'd Mira Alpheus Son of John & Esther Chandler 

July 1. Elenor Preston informing us that she had never been baptiz'd 
tho she thot she had been in Infancy when she was receiv'd into the Chh, 
was baptiz'd no Objection being made, also baptiz'd Sylvaiius Son of Col- 
born & Elenor Preston. 

July 22. Chh tarried after Publick Services & made Choice of Timothy 
Walker & Jehiel Webb for Choristers. An enquiry was made of Sister 
Preston as to the mistake which she was under as to her saying she had 
been baptiz'd in Infancy when she offer'd herself to join the Chh, when she 
declar'd that she really tho't then that she had been tho since she was Con- 


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vinc'd to the Contrary. & the Chh were so fur satiHiied with her Discourse 
as to overlook it, tho' they could not excuse her from great Negligence & 
Carelessness, also the Clih made Choice of Peter Evans. Jun'' & Jou"' Burr 
to Discourse with Brother Simonds & Woods concerning their Ahsentinf 
from Communion & endeavour to persuade them to return to their Duty. 

Jol}^ 28. Baptiz'd Nathan Son of Kbenezer &, Zeruiali Johnson 

August 4. Propounded Agnis Whitney, having formerly own'd the 

August 25. Keceiv'd Agnis AVhitney into the Chh. 

August 80 Baptiz'd Naomi Daughter of Sylvanus & Naomi Kiugsley. 

Sept. 1. Ba[)Liz'd Moses Agnis & Lucretia Children of Ezra & Agnis 
Whitney, also propounded Ebenezer & Rachel AlWee 

Sept 11. Married Asa White & Jane Arwin of Rockingham. 

Sept 15. lu;ceiv'd l^^henezer & Rachel Albee into tiie Chh. Baptiz'd 
Mary Daughter of Sam' & Mary Whiting, also Elisabeth Daughter of 
John & Elisalxith Whitney, also Margarett Daughter of James &. Margaret 
Campbell, & Rachel, Ebenezer, John, Benjamin, Mary & Submit Childreu 
of Ebenezer & Rachel Albee. 

Sept. 2(j. Married Solomon Wright & Abylene Preston & Gardner 
Simonds & Nancy Titus. 

Sept. 29. Baptiz'd Persis Daughter of Jabez & Persis Sargeaut 

Octob. G. Chh tarried after Publick Exercise & at the Desire of the 
Society at Putney. Voted to Send to assist in gathei'ing a Chh & Installing 
a Blinister there & Chose Peter Evans & Nathaniel Davis Delegates. 

Nov. 3. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship. Patrick McHerg ex- 
hibited a Certificate that he & his Wife were in Christian Communion iu 
Scotland when they left it, the Chh Voted that they might receive tho 
priveledge of bajitism for their Child, accordingly after Meeting Baptiz'd 
Judith Daughter of Patrick & Judith McIIerg, at their House. 

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Dec. 22 Baptiz'd Mary Daughter of Abraham & Sawyer. 

1777. March 30. Joshua & Esther Rotten at Chester * * * 
* * * were propounded to the Chh. 

May 'i. C/hh Tarried after Publick Worship when a Letter of Dismis- 
sion iSi Recommendation of Thonnis c^ Sarah Dutton from the Chh of (Jhiist 
in Lunenburg was Read. 1 Vt)ted to Receive Sarah Dutton into the C^hh. 
Objections being made against Receiving Thomas Dutton into this Chh, till 
some Satisfaction was given for his Constant Neglect of & Absence from 
Publick Worship. The Question was put whether the Chh would receive 
Thomas Dutton into Communion without further Satisfaction pass'd in the 

May 11. Receiv'd into the Chh Joshua & PCsther Ilotten. Baptiz'<l 
Joshua Asahel, & Luther (Children <jf -Joshua & Esther Ilotten also Joseph 
Warner Son of Caleb & Elisabeth Church. 

June 22. ftlarried Uriah Morris & Mary Tarbel of Chester. 

July 20. Baptiz'd Abigail Daughter of William & lOlisabeth Stearns 

Sept 12(?) Married Howe as he Said & Mary Glazier of Rock- 


Sept 14. Propounded John & l\Lirtha Lovell. 

Octob. 5 Propounded Jehiel & Mary Webb 

Nov. 2 Married Charles Man & Zeruiah Parker of Chester 

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Dec. 21. BaptizM Mary Wife of Jeliiel Webb & Receiv'd into the 

Chh Jobu & Martha Lovell & Jehiel & INIary Webb. 

Dec. 23. Baptiz'd Elisabeth Daughter of Tim"' & Rebeca Walker being 

Dec. 28. Baptiz'd Clarissa & Jehiel Children of Jehiel & Mary Webb 

• 1778. 

Jan. 31. Married David Cross &, Rhoda Wilson of Acworth 
March 29. Ba[)tiz'd Samuel Son of Samuel & Mary Whiting & Simeon 
Son of Elias & Sibbel Olcott. 

May 10. Baptiz'd Adriel Son of Sylvanus & Naomi Kingsley 
May 17. Baptiz'd Biilkley son of Timothy & Betty Olcott. 
June 21 Baptiz'd Tahitha Daughter of Isaiah & Dorcas Johnson 
July 12. Baptiz'd Benjamin Son of Ebenezer & Zeruiah Johnson. 
Aug. 23. Baptiz'd Leonard Sun of Joshua & Esther Ilotten. 
Aug. 30. Chh tarried & appointed a Chh Meeting to be on Friday 
following to Consider whether the Chh will receive any to priveledges with- 
out Receiving to full Communion or in other words whether they will 
adopt the half way Covenant, Commoidy so call'd, & Propounded Bethiah 


[To be coiitinuod.] 


In memory of Rev. Edward Griffin Porter, A.M., President of the New-England 

Historic (icnealogical Society. 

By Kev. II|':njiy C. Gijavks, D.D. 
., Not much of him for earth to claim by right, 

■ ' Who dwelt on heights where noble souls e'er stay ; 

His winged feet moved lightly on their way, 

Then vaulte<l heavenward \nUt clouds of light. 

'I'he facile pen, (he golden mouth, told well, 

How line the genius that line thought inspires; 

How social values, in historic Hres, 

Glow, and their glories in full measures swell. 

Of such as his, passed into history, 
■' ' Are eyes that shine where regal crests combine, 

And brows around which coronets entwine ; 

They point the way lustrous in mystery. 
• Valhallas now hold all untarnished worth, 

And angels welcome the celestial birth. 
Tremont Temple, February, 1900. 

Ri:v. EdavatiI) Griffin Pokter, A.IM., President of this Society, died 
at his home in Dorchester, IMass., February 5, 1900. A memoir with por- 
trait will appear in a future nund)er of the Registicu. 



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1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 



ByEvyf. Doubleday IIauuis, Esq., of Now York City. 
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Heury Son 

of Edward 

and Deborah 

dictl Nov 23<* _ 

1770 Inyo 

4'!' Year of 

hid age 


lies the Body of Efther 

Ofburnc! Daughter of 

Thomas Ofborne & 

Either Ofbonic who 

Died January y^ lU"' 

All. Doni. 17f g Aged 

IG years & G mouths 

In Memory of 

Lieu' Jonathan 

Baker died March 

ye 4th 1747/8 iu yO 

01) Year of 
his Age 

Eftiier y« Wife of 
M"^ Jonatlian Haker 
Junf & Daughter of 

M"^ John I'arfuns 
Wiio died Dec" G"' 

A.D. 1700 Aged 
28 Years 

Here lies 

the Body of 

David Baker who 

Died Novenib'' y" 

23"! 17 2 9 In ye 

2«o< Year of llis 


Here lieth y« Body 

of Alice Baker Formell 

y'' Wife of Thomas 

Baker Who Died 

February y<-- i: 17U8:9 

In y^ 88 year of Her 





RY TnK:27: AND IN 


HIS AGE: 1738/ 9 

Here Lieth y^ Body 

of Sarah y" Wife 

of Nathaniel Baker 

Who Died October 

The 9 1727. In y« C2 

year of her Age. 

Here lieth y« Body 

of Catiiariu y^ Wife 

of Natlianiel Baker 

AVlio Died May 

y^ 14 : 1722: In y« 

GG year of Her 


In Memory of 

Daugliter of Davis 

& Zeruiali Conkliu; 

Avho died 

Jani-y 28"' 1800, 

aged f) years 

Coiui'. read tun date 

And In re yaii'll Jrc 

Nu aye. iiur J'cxj'nnu 

death in j'lxa. 

)V .i^j\*-ii.i. . . ::.! ;,. I.. >ji' ■'.'.• ..-W-y-^K: 


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204 Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [April, 

In Memory of 

Samncl Mnlford 

died July y« 10"^ 1743 

in y*^ G5"» year 

of his age 

In Memory of 



Memory of 

Diiuiiliter of 

Abigail, wife of 

Davis & Zeruiah 
Conklin ; 

Daniel Conklin; 

who died 

who died 

Dec 1G"» 17t)2 

May 24, 1795 

aged 10 days 

' ... 

in tlie 70, year 
of her age 


. ! . 

Here lies 

Memory of 

the Body of 

Daniel Conklin 

M" Hannah widow 


whe died 

of M"^ Benjamin 

Oct'- 2G. ISOO 

Conkling who died 


,;,. ill tlie 83 year 

Jnne y--' 2'.)'^ 1752 in y« 


ol' his age 

[broken oil"] 


In Memory of 

Lies the 

•" . ■' 

M'^ E f ther Baker 

Body of Mr . 

Wife of Mr 

Annanias Conkling^ 

Natlianiel Baker 

who died March y« ] 


who departed this 

1740 in y'' QS year 

Life Sept^ 23'i 1765 

of his Age 

Aged 23 years 

In Memory of 


M^ Jeremiah 

Memory of 

Conkling Who 

Henry Son of 

- "'A 

Died July y" 21 

W Daniel & M" 

A.l). 171G Aged 

Mary Baker 

28 years 

Here L'et The 

Body of Achi 

Id of ISAAC & 


Who Died May 
yo 13"> A.D. 1755 

In Memo 



ry of HiMiry 


Son of M'^ Daniel 


& M'-^ Mary 15ak 


er Who Died lu 


ly y« 2'i'i' A.D. 

THE 27 • 1733 AGED 

, 1750 




Efq. who died 

April y<= 22^ 1772 

in the G8"' Year 

of his Age 



Death flew Co)nmif8ion'd 

From on Iligli 

Nor warning Gave 


irns voii nuift die 

Not Ufel'idnels 

Itfolf can Save 


ly Life from the 

Devouring Grave 




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1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 205 


Lies the 

Body of M" 

Sarah the uifo of M' 

Isaac Barns jiiu^f wlio 

died October the 22 

1736 Aged 38 years 

Easthampton Village. 

The village of Easthampton, the principal settlement in the township, is 
distant between tliree and four miles fi'om the westerly line, and hut a short 
distance from the south beach. 'J'he old buryinj^' ground is a long and nur- 
row enclosure lying as it were in the middle oi' the main street. It is among 
the oldest, ;ind most important, in an historical sense, in the county. In 
1887 no other epitaphs of a date prior to 1800 were to be found there than 
these that follow. 

Here lies depofitod the 

llemains of M^^ 

Jekusiia Conkling 

Confort of 

Isaac Conkling Esq' 

Confort Jlrft of 
David Gardiner Esq' 

and daughter of the Rev<i 

SaJIUEL BueLL and 

JerUSHA Buell his Confort 

file dei)arted this Life 
' in hope of a better 

Febi-y 24"' 1782 in the 
iJ3'' year of her Ago 

Reader behold this Tomb 
with Reverence and Regret! 

Here lie the remains of 




63 years Paftor of the Church 

In this i)lace. He was a faithful 

and fuccefsful Minifter of tlie Gofpel 

a kind relation, a true friend, a good 

patriot, an honeft man and an 

exemplary Cln'iftian 

"Was born Sept^ 1" 17U; died in peace 

July ID'i' 17"J8 aged 82 years 

They that turn many to righteoufnefs 
fhall f lune as the brightnefs of the firma- 
ment and the stars forever and ever 
Remember them wlio have spolten unto 
you tlui word of Cud wliofe fuitli 
follow confidering tlie end of tiieir 

.'- ),:■■.<;. M^-..:vK 

.M .-.,..,•♦ ..-. 

u ; nt . !3 

11 li :l. 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [April, 


of the Kev'i'i M' 
Nathaniel Iluiittiug 
Avho died Sept""' y^ 
21" 1753 in y*-- 7S'ii 

Year of bis A<'e 


of Jeruflia y^' Wife of 

tlie Kev^ Samuel 

Euell, who died 

June IG"' A.D. 1759 

in ye 37th Year 

of her Age 

Here Lyes Buried 
y^ Body of Mi- 

Who Dec' April 

y« ;!0"' 172() in y« 

25'h Year of his Age 




4 MONTHS .^ 18 


MARCH Y" 2y'h 

17 18 

DECu MAY Y'^ 21 
17 14* 

Here Lyes Buried 
tlie Body of Cap* 

Samuel Mulford 

Wlio DccJ Auguft 

y>^21" 1725 Aged 

about 80 years 

Here Lyes y" Body of 

Mrs Esther Mulford 

Wife of Cap' SaiMUEL 
Noveni^r ye 24''» 1717 in 
ye (j4tu Year of Her Age 





(\V1'T. SAMUi':L, 



DIED AlKJ. 21 1725 A<]. KG 



DIED AP'L 28, 1774 IE. 85, 



' ^ DILI) \)KC. IH, 1778. ,f:. 5(i 



DIED M'CH 24, 1845 A^:. 85, 



DIEl^ MAY 28, 1857 vF. 71 



STONE IN 1880. 


THE : BODY : OF : M^ 



MARCH : THE : 14 : Til 

ANNO : 171U12 : IN 

THE : 80 : TH : YEA RE 

OE : HIS : A(iE* 

JUNE Y^ 15"' 1727 

[Age niuy bo 80, GO, or jtoasihly 60.] 

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1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 


15()1)Y OF W 

Jeremiah Conklinq 

A(iKl) 73 YEARS 



173 4 

Here lies y^ 

Body of Mi-a 

Mercy y^" -ivife 

of M'^Jolm ^r■^llef 

Who Di.'il .July 

y^ 30ti' 17U ill y« 

3o"' Year of 

her Age 

In ISIemory 

of Haiiuiili y6 

Daiiiiiiter of 

yi^ Kcv^ Samuel 

Hiicll & Jcrufha 

his Wife Avlio 

died Ai)r' li"' 

IT.'.y Aged 

3 M(jnths 

M-- SAMUEL & M" 
AGED 1 YEAR & 4 
l\>> DIED JAN^y 20"' 
17 4 8/9 





AGED 7(5 YEAIiS & 


APRIL 21«' 1741 

In Memory of 

Peter Biiell Sou 
of tile Ue\"^ 

Samuel 15uell & 
Jeruflui liis WifQ, 

"wiio died June 

2'i 1701 in y-^ 8"' 
Y(mr of his Age 

In Memory 

of Eftlier y 

Daughter of y* 

Rev' Samueil 

Buell & Jeruflia 

his Wife who 

died Nov 13* 

1757 Aged 

• ' • 1 Year & 10 Mo 

In Memory of 
Efther Dauglit'r 
of y^ RevJ Samu- 
el Buell & Jeru- 

fha his Wife 

who died June 

y^ I'J"' 1754 

aged 2 Years 

Here lyes Buried 

the Body of 


M.A. Who Departed this 

Life Sep' 3'' Atnai Dam"' 1750 

in y^ 30"^ Year of His Age 

Mary Hunting, 
Daugh. of Doef 
Eihvard and M" 
Marev Hunting 
Died April ll"' 
1745 Aged 1 Year 
& 3 Months 

EdAvard Son of 
D' Edward and 
JSlercy Hunting 

Dee'' Aug-' ii"' 

1738 Aiied 4 

Years & 10 Months 

In Memory of 

Samuel y-' Son 

of Eliplielet & 

Phebe Straiten 

■\vli() died Oetof 

lli"> 1753 in yo 

25"' Year 

of his Age 

Here lyes Buried 
y^ Body of Docf 

Edward Hunting 

31. A. Who departed 
this Life April y^ lO"' 
AiDW Dd'in"^ 1745 in y* 
42"J Year of His Age 





SEPT"- lO'ii 1706. 

In Memory of 

Phebe y-' Daught'r 

of Eliplielet & 

Phel)e Stratten 

■who died July 

12"' 17(12 in y^ 

80"' Year of 

her Age 

.( I 

> ■r..\S '.■: > 

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! . .1"/. A ■ I 


A7icient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [April, 

In Memory of 

Mary y-" Daught'r 

of Eliphokt & 

Pliebe Strattea 

Avho died June 

S'l" 17G1 in y« 32<i 

Year of Her A era 

In Memory of 


Jofepli Of horn 

who died 
Nov 21" 1786 
in the 82^ year 

of his age 


M"- David Stratton 

who died Jan^ 6"' A.D. 

1770 Aged 48 Years 

In Memory of 
Hannah Wife of 


Jofeph Of born 

who diet! 

Nov 5'!' 1775 

in the 67"' year 

of her age 

In Memory of 



Joseph Osborne 
by Hannah his 

AVife he died Sept' 

the 15"^ 1772 in 

the 30"! Year of 

his Age 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Mary Osborn 

Wife of M-- Jofeph 

Ofborn who died 

Aiiguft t)th 1783 

aged 43 years 

My flej'h fhall /lumber 

in the ground, 
Till the last trumpet's 

joyful found 
Then burft the chains 

Willi fwcct frayrife 
And in my Saviuur'a 
inuuje rife. 

In Memory of 
Mr. Jofejph Of horn 

wlio died 
April 2'' 1798 
,, In ilio (Hi'i' yi'ar 
of his ago 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Hannah 

Hedges Relict of 

M'' Jonathan Hed- 

-ges, wlio died 

imvy I2'h 1702 

in the 83^ year 

of her age 

In Memory of 

Mr. Lewis Ofhorn 

Avho died 

Septf 14<i' 1783 

Hgeil 3(1 years 

Robert L. Hedges 

Son of Mr. Reuben 

& Mrs. Hannah 

Hedges : died 

Feby 7'h 1793 

aged 5 mouths 

In Memory of 

Mr. Jeremiah Miller, 

who departed 

this life , 

July ll'h 1794 

in the 07"' year 

of his ago 

Behold and fee. as you pafs by 

As you are now fo once was I 

As I am now you foon will be 

rrcpare for Death to follow me 

X . •)■:.':,. 

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Ill (•••'• '■' h,'/,!t 

< ■-■■A 

n .)■ V •. / 

.. J 

• ^ xi-'\. 

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ll ■./ >1 

1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 209 

Here lies the 

Remaius of 

Pt(j(jy JSfegi'O 

Sei-v< to Cap^ 

Abrahdni Gardiner 

aged 22 years 

In Memory of 

Eleazer Miller 


■who died March 

15'" 1788 

in the 1)2'' year 

of his Ai'e 





1742 IN Till-; 2P' 






174;( IN THE 42" 


Here lies Buried 

tlie Hody of 

Matthias Burnet 

Esq"^ who Died October 

the 4"! 174-5 
in y» 72^ Year of his Age 


of Elizabeth the 

Wife of Matthias 

Burnit Efq' who 

died April 27'" 1761 

in tlie 8G"' Year 

of her Age 



died Octo^ 4'" A.D. 1770 

Atred 81 Years 









Mf« Temperance Hedges died 

23 DAYS 

In Memory of 

M' Jofiah Miller 

who died 

Auguft 12'" 1773 

in the 49'" year 

of his age 

Mary Daiight'r 
of M'- Eli f ha & 

Jerufha Conk 

ling died Deo'"' 

y« 16'" 175G 

aged 2 Years 

In Memory of 

IMk^Im) y" Wife of 

M' Jofiuh Miller 

who died Soi)t^ 121^ 

1758 in y" 02^ Year 

of her age 

David Hedges 

William & M™ 
Temperance Hedges 
DIED June 23d 

17 53 



Hedges dau^ of m-^ William & 

DECK 13'" 1753 aged 1 MONTH AND 

Samuel Miller 


Jeremiah & M^* 
Ruth Miller 

DIED AUG'^' 3P' 1754 


& 22 D" 


of Jerufha y*' Wife 

of W Elifha Conkliug 

Junf who died May 

y«30'" A.D. 1757 

•■ in y 33'' Year 

uf her age 

In Memory of 

' .',' ; ' ' ■ Ell/.abetli y Wife 

of Heiijiimbi Ayers 

wlio ilieil April 1" 

1757 in y^ 30'" Year 

of her Age 

,l.;',y},^\ ^,, 

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kl'l'x ■■) -Vl -Y -^ . ■ ■){:-: I 

1.1. ..'; ;;.'!:;: •'■ 

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1 ' / '»; 



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Oiiv,!'/ '•■ ,(t. .r.,,-'.rr 

7'I('MI >'.^ t\\ 


A7icie7U Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [April, 


Wlio (liod July 2(i"' 

A.l). 17(57 in the 

41-« Year of 

his Ai^e 

In Memory pf 

Mr John Hedges 

■\vlio died March 

12"' 178G 

in the 8(J"' year 

of his Age 

[A footstone to grave next that of Joha Hedges is marlved D.H, 1769.] 

IN MEMOl^Y of 


Avife of JOHN 


Died April the IS'ii 

A.D. 1772 in the 

G9'h Year of 

Her Age 

Jofiah Son of 
Daniel & Jcrufha 

Hedges who 
died May y-^ 22^ 

17(;0 Aged G 
■\veeks & G Days 

In Memory of 

JOHN Son of 

M-- Jofiah & M" 

Mary Hedges; 

who died 

Auguft 28th 

17 7 8 
aged 12 years 

Samuel Son of 
IM"" Jonathan & 
Zervia Hedges 
■\viio died Janry 

14"^ 17 7 1 

Aged 4 Years 

& 1 M" 

In Memory of David Hedges Son of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Zerviah Hedges •who 
died Jan'y lU'i' 1777 in the 'J^ year of his Age. 

In Memory of Temperance Hedges Daughter of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Zerviah 
Hedges who died July 22d 1777 in the 17th year of her age. 


,,. . ■ of Deaeon JOHN 

■ '■ died March 14"' 17G8 

' ' in the GI^' Year of 

• his Ago 

This was his farewell dying Word 
Tis blefsed dying in tile Eord ; 
''' ' ■ ■' •' How great such lUefsednefs will be, 

',. He left this World and went to see. 

In Memory of 


the Wife of Deacon 

John Huntting 

who died July I'J, A.D. 

1776 in the 71" Year 

of her Age 


Elizabeth y^ Wife 
of Burnet Miller 

Efqf who died May 
y^ IG'h 1765 in the 

37"' Year of her Age 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Zerviah Iled- 

-ges Relict of Mr. 

Jonathan Hedges 

who died 

March «'» 1792 

iu the oG"' year 

of her age 

In Memory of 

Mr AAiioy Isaacs 

who died Sepf lltli 

1797, in the 75th year 

of his age 

In Memory of CLARRY Daughter of Mr. Aaron & Mrs. Efther Isaacs who 
died Dec'' 5"' 1789 aged 3 years 2 mo. & 5 days. 

In Memory of CLARISSA only Daughter of ^fr. Aaron ilb Mrs Efther Isaacs 
Wlio died Oct' 27"' 1798 aged 7 years 8 niunths and 9 tlays. 

Sarah Daugliter of M^ Henry & M-^" Anule Chatlleld died April IC"* 1783 In the 
8"' Year of her Age. 


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'V* •T•••',^^^,•^. >\ij.. ;« u'-'..-.. 

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al '> ' 'i' i;]i. i.'.'.;b ; ' ii..> jIiih.. ■\C. 

Ki ^i 

1900.1 Ilasey — Green. • , 211 


Communicated by Deloraine P. Corey, Esq., of Maiden, Mass. 

The paper, of which the following is a copy, was given me by our 
associate, Elhridge H. Goss, Esq., of Melrose, Mass. It adds to 
our knowledge of Lieut. William Hasey and his early location before 
his appear:uKe at Ixunuu-y Marsh, and contains imi)ortant additions 
to the family of Henry and Esther Green, as given in the Vinton 
JMcmorial and Greene's l)tsctndn)it.s of Thomas Green. Esther 
(llasey) Green, the writer, was bai)tized in the First Church, Bos- 
ton " 23 day 1 mo. 1651 " and died at Stoneham, Mass., February 
26,' 1747-8, aged i)8. 

An Account oi iM" Estlior Green's Parents, Birth &c. IMy Parents were 
"Willi'uu llasry, ^VL Sarah liis Who. My nanio was Ivstlier Hasey. 

,1 Avas Born' at Puhii- Point in tlie Year IcriU th(^ "JO"' Day of March. 

AVhen .) was four orlivc! Years old my Father Pcuioved his Family to 
Rumuy JMarish where J Lived with him while -I was almost twenty and two 
Years old. Then J married to Henry Green of JMaldeu tlie 11"' day of 
January in the Year 1 072. _ 

INIy iirst Child Henry was Born the 21"^ of November ni the lear lb72. 

]\Iy Si'cond CMiild Fstlier was horn the 3^ of S(!ptend)er in tlie Year 10)74. 

INIy Third Child MarUia was Born the 'J'" of Octc)l>er, in the Year 1070. 

My Fourth CHnld Joseph was born the 21^^ of October, in the Year 1078. 

lyiy Fifth Child Daniel was Born the oO"' of January, in the Year 1081. 

My Sixth Child Dorcas was Boru the 31" of December in the Year 1082. 

]\Iy Seventh Child Lydia was Born the Eleventh of August in the Year 

My Eight Child Jacob was Born the 10'*^ of May in the Year 1089. 
Mv Lydia was married to Thomas Lynd of Maiden the 22'' of July in the 
Year 1708. Her Thomas was Born the 27"' of I\Iarch in Uie Year 1711. 
Her Jonathan was Born the 14"' of March in the Year 17 U.^ 
Her Jacob was Bora tho Eighteenth of May in the Year 1710. 
H<'r Lydia was Horn the Tliirty c^ Iirst of May in the Year 1723. 

]My IMartha Dyed the 3^' of February in the Year 1078. 

My Husband Dyed the Nineteenth of September in the Y^ear 1717. 

INIy Jacob Dyed the Nineteenth of July in the Year 1723. 

Jahez (Ji-oen dyed the 13"' of July 1710, be[//(y] Nine Years and Eight 

Dayes Old. . ^,. , ^, , 

Thomas Cutler Died the 13^" of :May 1721, benig Six weeks Old. ■ 

Nathan Green Died the P' of June in the Year 1728 benig 24 years &3 

months old. ,rror> i • n s 

Joseph AVylley Di(!d the 2'^ of June in the Year 1728 benig 11 years & 

8 months old. -,„^ > i • oo 

Ehcne/.ar (;rocn Died the 10 of August m the Year 1728 being 82 years 

old hu'king ft weeks. 

My Henry Marriu.l lo Hannah Klagg of Woburn the 9"' of January in 

the year lO'JO. 



II. i ..H, ■ J /. . . •? > , >! f 

^ 212 Notes concerning Roger Williams. [April, 

IMy Joseph IMarried to TIaniuili Green of Maiden the 24^*^ of December 
in the year 170U. 

My Daniel Married to Mary Bucknam of IMalden the 2 of December in 
the year 1708. 

INIy Esther married to Eleazar Fla^fg of Woburn the l?'** of January in 
the year 1 095. 

INIy Dorcas married to John Wylley of Lynn the 19 of December in the 
Year 1705. 
1 ., ]My Lydea was married to Thomas Lynd of Maiden the 22'* of July in the 
Year 1708. 

INIy Jacob was Married to Dorathy Lynd of Maiden the 8"^ of July in the 
Year 1713. 


By Almon D. IIodoes, Jv. 
' ■ [Continued from Vol. 53, piige 64.] 

A RECENT discovery nccessitiites a correction of the probable maid- 
en name of Mrs. Williams as ^iven in my previous notes, the author- 
ity for which was jNIoscs Brown's copy of a letter written by William 
Harris to Capt. Deane under date of 14 Nov., 166G. ]\Ir. Robert 
Harris of Romfret, Conn., writes as follows : 

PoMFRET, Feb. 22, 1900. 

Dear Sir: At last the original copy, by William Harris himself, of his 
letter to Capt. Deuue has been found at the Rhode Island Historical Society. 
I have seen it and j)osses8 a certified copy of the same. The brother of Mr. 
Williams's wife is there written Barnard, not Warnard, and the letter was 
not well copied either by IMoses lirown or Wm. J. Harris. 

Vk'm. J. Harris was not nL;i)he\v of IMoses Brown, whose third and last 
wife was boni Phebe Waterman. She then married a J^ockwood, and this 
Mrs. Lockwood was Wm. J. Harris's grandmother. I was led into error 
by always hearing him speak of Mr. Brown as " Uncle IMoses." 

Yours very ti-uly, Rohkkt Harris. 

Mr. Harris also sent me his certified copy of the letter with a note 
from Mr. (Jlarcnce S. Rriirjiaiii, librarian of the R. I. Historical 
Society to the cllect that the initial letter of the name is clearly B. 
Another name, copied OslUn by Moses Brown, is written Ostlers 
by Harris. The letter is enchjrsed, in \\^illiam Harris's writing : 
"A copcy of a letter to Capta[y ? jne Deane (soe far as concerns Roger 
AVilliams." It is further endorsed in tlie writing of jNIoses Brown 
and of his amanuiMisis : "Letter iVom \X\\\. Harris to Capt. Deane 
1(!(>(!," and also "with an acci of K. ^V. conduct towards Wm. H. 
— Nov. 11, IGGG, this year lie was an Assistant, copyd 25tli, 3d in. 

( i 


Dorchester Christian Names. 



• Communicated by William B. Trask of Dorchester. 

The followino- are a few of the early christian names, male 
and felalt appearing on the Dorchester (Massachusetts) town and 
church records. 

Recompeuse 0-sborn, 

Release Iluiuphry. 

Relief Blake. 

Rely Homes. 

Remember Elder. 

Remembrance LippincoU 

Rem^w Weeks. 

Renewed Kingsley. 

Rei)ent Weeks. 

Rest Swii't. 

Return Chip. 

RoU'.on god Cotton. 

Rush Paul. 

Salter Searl. 

Silence Buker. 

Sion Morse. 

Standfast Foster. 

Submit Bird. 

Supply Clap. 

Take Heed Mannings. 

Thanks Clap. 

Tli:ud<lul Wliite. 

Truecross I\linot. 

Unite INIoseley. 

Vigalenee Fisher. ' 

Wait Clap. 

Wait a Wiiile I\Iakepeace. 

Waiting I'lunib. 

Waitstill Wyatt. 

Watching Atherton. 

Addingstill Willoyes. 

Amity Morse (had Unity, b. 1721). 

Blisse Tohnuu. „ . 

Charity Felton. 

Christian Mbnlv. 

Comfort Foster. 

Consider Atherton. 

Constant Hawes. . . 

Content Wales. 

Deliverance Leadbetter. 

Dei)endance Collecot. 

Desire Clap. 

Exercise llenshaw. 

Experience Blake. ■ ■.. 

Faith Withingtou. 

Freedom Woodward. -, > 

Freegift Coggeshall. 

Freegrace Lion. 

Freelove Monk (dau. of Hope). 

Grace Tileston. 

Ih^pe Atherton. 

Hopesliil Swift. 

Increase Sumner. 

Mercy Hill. 

Mindwell Pond. 

Obedience TopliiT. 

Patience, Spurr. 

I'raise ever Turner. i 

Preserved Unsli. 

Prnilence Paysou. 

Purchase Capen. 

Silence and Submit, twin daughters of John Withington, born 15 Janu- 
ary, 1082, died same year. 

Patience and Grace, tmn daughters of Hezekiah Barber and Eunice his 
wife, born August 17, 1739. 

WaitstUl and Patience, daughters of James and Elizabeth Bishop, born 
Au"-ust G, 1700, died same day. 

Tsrael Stoughton Danforth son to Mr. John Danforth borne the Uth of 
Oct. 1087. [An early middle name.] 


..iCiJiT . /•: -"117';-^^.^ 

214 Abstracts of English Wills. [April, 


Communicated by Lothroi' Wituington, Esq., 30 Little Kussell Street, W. C. London. 
[Continued from page 97.] 

Joseph Pembrrton, gentleman, Ipswieh. AVill 12 Nov., 1645 ; proved 
2 Sept., 1G47. AVillium renibertoii my kinsman late of Jiredfeild Suffolk, 
having made me his executor, to Deborah his daughter when 21 as by will. 
To wife Alice messuage in St.. Mary Elmes for life then to brother Mat- 
thewe Pemberton of Coggeshall, Essex. To wife all plate, then to niece 
Eliza1)eth daughter of said JMatthevv Pemberton and wife's neice Alice 
Phillipps. To my wife Alice £>^0 a year. To sister Anne Burrett widow 
£5 a year. To Mr. Jacob Caley of Ii)swich, executor, £50. lie owes me 
£100. To Joseph Clill'ord son of Thomas Clifford of Ipswich £20 when 
21. To Thomas, James and Elizabeth Clifford children of said 'J'homaa 
.Clifford when 21. To wife's kinsman William Stamyfer of London, car- 
penter, £50. 'i'o Ihizaliell Carter, clerk, my lu'pliew £20. To Paul Pem- 
berton my nephew £'25 fur books to add to his library. 'I'o I'^li/.abeth now 

wife of Adams my niece i" 10. To Hannah Pend)erlon now wife 

of Robert Scott my neice £20. To Hester Carter my neice daughter of 
sister l?arrett. To nejjhews William Carter and Roger Carter jb'20 each. 
To nei)hew Richard Pemberton son of my brother IMatthew Pemberton 
when 22 JC20 and ditto to his sister Bridget at 21. To nepliew Matthew 
Pemberton son of my brother INIatthew Pemberton £20. To nephew 
Oyman Pemberton £5. To kinsman John Pemberton son of Mr. William 
Pemberton when 24. Richard Pemberton son of my brother Richard 
Pemberton £200. 'J'o Scholastica Payne wife of John Payne at St. Mary 
Elmes 40s per annum for her poore children. To INIrs. Ward, widow of 
Samuel AVard, preacher, annually, of 20s. To poore of St. Mai-y Palmes 208. 
Witnesses: .John Fuller, Thomas Clill'ord, Jon. Storr, Fines, 191. 

William Plmkeiiton Bredlield, Suifolk, yeoman. Will 12 October, 
1G40; proved 12 Nov. 1G40. To wife Crace lands etc. in Kirton for life 
then to sou John (under 18). To son John lands in Uffurd in occupation 
of haiiiil Catle. To son AVilliam lauds etc. in Bredfeild. To daughter 
Debuia (undei' 21) tenements etc. in Bredfiild in occupation of Richard 
Woodward and £120. To son ^Villiam lands in Marlesi'ord. To sister 
Foster's children Cecilie, Charles and Debora and husband Patrick P"'oster. 
Kinsman Joseph Pemberton of Ipswich, gentleman, executor. Jeffrey 
Biu'well Es(|. to assure soii John's lands. Witnesses : Robert Marry, Oliver 
Cuneman, Patrick Foster. Codicil (nuncupative) OvX. 1G40. To kinsfolk 
Rebecca and JMartha daughters of John Payne 40s each. To servants 
Thomas Spurdeu, Robert Herri'll, John Roe and Margaret jMyles, 10s each. 
Witnesses : wife (irace and Cecely wife of Patrick Foster. 

[Mr. Waters (Hegistkk, vol. 4t), p. 248) has given the wills of the father of 
Joseph 1*( inberton tuid of liis brother Paul. — L. AV".] 

[The will of John I'cMubertoii, Law ford, Essex, jirinted in tho Ricgister, vol. 
i)9, p. <'>1, niontiuiis liis brother JauU'S in New Enghunl. For an account of the 
hitt(!r's rmniiy, si'c UiaJisri'.u for October, 1S1)2. 

Ill th( l{Kiii,sri.;i!, vol, |;t, p. 21.s, Mr. Waters f>iveH the will uf Taul Pem- 
berton, who nuiitions his broljiers Hciijaniiii, Josi^i)!! and Malhats Pemberton. 
This i> [irecedetl by the will of William Pt-iiibcrtoii, wliich speak.s of ids sons 
Kicliard, Josepli, 15enjaniiii, I'aul and MaLhU'. Pemberton. 

Waltku K. Watkins.] 

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1900.] Abstracts of English Wills. ' 215 

Sir Richard Leciiford, Shelwood, Surrey, Kt. Will 16 March, 1610; 
proved 4 August, IGll. To poore of Leigh als Lye £8 ; do. of Charlewood, 
40s. To Kliz. ivet'liford diuigliter of my sou Ileiiry Lechford dec. 100 uiarka 
to be paid after death of Dame Eliuor my wife. Residue of goods to my sou 
W" Lechford after death of Dauie Eliuor aforesaid. AVife, Dame Eliuor, 
executor. Overseers : brothers-in-law Sir .John Morgan, Kt., and John Theo- 
bald, Es(j. If I die during minority of lieir, friends John Sands Esq. of 
Lethcred Surrey, gent., Rii;hard Dallender of Leighe aforesaid, gent., and 
William INIulcaster and Robert Ilattou, both of Mi<ldle Temple, London, 
gentlemen, to compound with His JNIajesty for wardshij*. If any prulit by dis- 
posing of my grandchild Richard Lechford in nuu'riage or by lauds to be laid 
out by said John Sands, Richard Dallender, William INIalcaster, and Robert 
Ilatton etc. etc. \Vitnesses : Chr. Currier, AVm. Mulcaster, John Uriscome, 
John Lechford. 

Archdeaconry of Surrey, Register Berry (1G08-1G14), folio 316. 

Dame Elianor Letciieoru, Farneham, Surrey, widowe, late wife of Sir 
Richard Leciiford Kt. deceased, and executor of his will. Will 6 JMarch, 
lGll/1-2 ;. proved 2G May, 1G12. Have paid to Mr. Richard Dallender £8 
for poore of Leigh. To j)00re of ( "harlewood 40s. To Eliz. Lechford daughter 
of lat(i son-in-law Henry Lechford 1 00 marks as by Sir Richard's will, also £80 
from Richard Lechfcu-d grandson and heir of Sir Richard Lechford. If Eliz. 
die, to her sister Ann Lechford. To my sister Lady Morgan my wach etc. 
To my sister Theobald velvet gowne. To my sister Mary Morgan £20 etc. 
To my neice Aim Theobald £5 and carkonest of pearle and gold. To my 
goddaughter EUinor IMulcaster daughter of W'" Mulcaster of Charlewood, 
gent. £-3. To said W" Mulcaster 20 nobles and husband's long cloak lined 
with taffeta. To my mother Morgan hooped gold ring. To cozen xVmbrose 
Lovelace 2 dozen gold buttons. To Lady Randcll diamond ring. To 
schoolmaster of Farneham 40s. a year during ministry of my soune W'" 
Lechford for 2 poor scholars on nomination of my brother Sir John 
JMorgan. To sons in law John Lechf(jrd and Thomas Lechford £5 each. 
To George Duucombe gent, piece of plate. To servants Catherine Thomp- 
son, Joane Ayon and Thomas llarman bedding etc. To poore of Farne- 
ham £5, of Leigh £i>, of Charlewood 20s. Rest to son William Lech- 
ford, I'xecutor. ( Juardian of son William, brother Sir John I\Iorgan. Over- 
seers and e.veiMilors during minority of ^Villiam : brother Sir John Morgan, 
Cozens Sir Ralph lUiswell, Kt.,and Sir Edward Culpepper, Kt.,and brother- 
in-law John Theobald, Esip Tf son AVilliam Lechford die, to right heirs of 
Sir Richard Ijechl'ord, paying to my said sons-in-law John Lechford and 
Thomas Lechford £100 each etc. etc. etc. To be buried in chancel of 
Jjcigli cluu'cli near iuisband. Witnesses: John Morgan, (Jcorge Duncombc, 
J\Iary Morgan, l^liz. Lcichford, John Lechford, Will ]\Lilcaster, Francis 

Archdeaconry of Surrey, Register Berry (1G08-1614), folio 208. 

[These wills show the utter jumble of tlie Leciiford pedigree in Manning 
Bray's "Surrey." Thomas Lechford .of the "Note Book" was probably a 
grandson of Sir Richard, not a son, as often suggested. — L. W. 

For an account of Sir Uicliard Lechford, his wife Eleanor Morgan, and the 
sous Joliu and Tiioniius, children by his ilrst -wife Ann Lusher, see a sketch of 
the life of Tlionias Leciiford, prelixed to tlie pulilication of liis diary and writ- 
ten by J. Hainmoud Trumbull, Esq. No proof has ever been presented to estab- 
lish tlie identity of the diarist and the Thomas mentioned in.Danie Leeliford's 
will. Walter K. Watkins.] 

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Ai.HXANDEU SiiAUMAN, Tliruudeston, county Suffolk, gentleman. Will 
2 No\. 1(;;34; proved 8 JNIa}- ICoo by Thonias Dey, Jr. To be buried by 
wit'f :ind daughter in church of Little Thornham. To grandcliild Sharman 
Dcye lands in Little 'Jlioruhani, he to release to his brother Thonias Deye 
gifts beciutatlied by will of William Deye their father. Frances Dwig'lit 
after his mother's decease to surrender right from lands held of INIanor of 
Netherhall in Eyr when 24 held by said William by deed 21 James 30 Oct. 
given to use of me said Alexander and Elizabeth my wife and my heirs 20 
Oct. 11 Charles. To Abigail Deye sister of Tliomas. To my cossen 
Lyonell Chewete of Dedham County Essex. Supervisor: Thomas Deye of 
lioxon, gentleman. Executor : my grandchild Thomas Deye. 

Consistory of Norwich, Kegister 1C35, folio 1. 

[For the Shermans and Lionel Chcwte or Chute, sec 1{egistei:, vol. 50, index. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 

"RiciiARi) Hunt, St. Mary, Woolchurch, London. Will 1 April, 
1043; proved 30 Jan'y, 1G43/4. " Deare wife and welbeloved with 
all our i)eare and sweete children I waiting daylie for my change and 
dissolution am willing to leave with yon this my last will and Testa- 
ment, I l)eing at this present time in ]»erfect health of body and (juiet 
of mind at I'eace with God and all ^jcrsons in the world, but knowinge tlie 
life of everie man and woman as momentous and uncertaine 1 have written 
this my last will and testament with my owne hand in the time of my health 
least the omittance of it should trouble mee in the time of my sickness or at 
the hour of death when the thoughts and meditations of other tilings will be 
more ntiedfull." I*lstate in (3) parts, Ou(^ third to dear anil loving wife .lane 
Hunt, whi(tli I hoi»e amounts to 1T8U0 in goods, chattels and Had mones 
Iiesides her jewells and rings ; also great silver Bason and Ewer with 2 fairo 
llaggon potts ; also h'ase of our house at llaeknijy I'arishe in INlearer 
Streete jiaying yearlie Rent £2U-ir) to INfr. Walter a Councille'' of Orays 
Inns. One third to children, viz: to eldest son Josiah Hunt I'HOO at 21 ; 
to eldest daughter Sarah Hunt .iT^OO at 21 ; to daughter Katherine ,£r)00 at 
21 ; to young son Nathaniel iiTjUU at 21 oi- marrying by consent of his 
mother ; to son liichard JJoOO at 21 ; to child uidjorn, if wife is with child, 
£400 etc. For rest of estate : 'J'o brother .lohn Hunt I'GO for his children. 
'I\) lirother Wm Hunt £20 for his children, besides £40 formerly lent him. 
To sister ICllen's children, viz : Wm Tonipson £10 ; to Geo. Tompson £20 ; 
to Kichard Tompson £10 ; to Thos. Tompson £10 if he return from warrs 
&i sets up a trade ; to other two in the country £5 ajjiece. To sister Jane 
for her children, £40. To sister Anne for her chihlren £40. To brother 
John Watkin 40s. and to my sister 20 s for rings. To Tobias "Watkin £5. 
To Arthur Watkin £5. To my brother Kichard Kent £5. To loving 
master Capt. Edw. Ditchlield one of the best friends in the world £10. To 
dear IViend Wm Greenhill £5. To ]\Ir. Freake lecturer of Woolchurch 
£3. To 10 other ministers (2 being Mr. Trebell and JNIr. Kawliuson and 
8 other as wife sees lit) £30. To ]\Irs. Katherine INIiddleton 30s. for rent. 
To Alls. Mary Gray 30s. To ]Mr. Hugou Hovill Mr. Hooj)er and Mr. 
AVilson 20s. each. To Isaac Knight £3. To Mr. John Carter £3. To 
Mrs. Alice Allen 20s. To Thomas Stivers, Sr. 40s. To Hannah 40s. To 
Joseph Morduck 20s. To W'" Sawyer £3. To P^dw. Hiller, if lie serves 
his time, 40s. To M" Katherine Exally £5. To Kichard Pierson 208. 
To Mrs. Jane Laney 20s. To Artillerie Company 20s. To poore of 
Mary AV^oolchurch 20 nobles. To poore £30. To Sibbell Jones £5, To 

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the kitclien maid 208. As to rest of estato, I liope about £800, £100 for 
(laughter Sara As to land vcntui-ed for in Ireland to l)e gained & settled 
& sou Josia to have it, but .£oOO to be l)rokeu off liis portion for other 
children. If any children die, portion tlius : To wife .£100 ; to brother 
dolin's children, if J'rotestants, i."o00 ; to brotlier William's child £200 if 
ditto ; to Rich. Tom|)son .£100 ; to Geo. Toinpson, £100 ; to Thomas 
Tompson, .£100 ; to brother AVilliam's son Raphe Hunt, £50 ; to sister 
Ellen's children in the country .£100 ; to sister Jane's children .floO ; to 
sister Eliza])eth's children £150 ; to sister Anne's children .£150 ; to Tobie 
AVatkiu and Arthur, .£20 each ; to Sibl)ell Jones, £20 ; to brother Kent's 
children £00 ; to William Sawyer .£20. To New England towards, a 
library, £20. To Edward Hiller £3. To Elizaljeth my maid 40,s. Rest 
to wife for poore ministers and widowes. AVife executor. Overseers 
Capt. Edward Ditchtield, Mr. lliigon Howell, INIr. Thos "Wood. Witnesses: 
William Medley, -lohn Peace. 

Commissary of London (Town section), Register 29, folio 213. 

[This early be<iuest for a library for New England alone entitles this -will to 
publicity. The testator is also nearly connected with our early families, pos- 
sibly a Ijrothcr-in-law of Ilcnry Sewall, sr. — L. \V.] 

[The testator was Captain liiciiard Hunt, fourth captain in the Tied Rei^iment, 
one of the auxiliary regiments to the London Train 15aiuls, whicli did such threat 
service at the Battle of Newbury, lu this he was slain on the 20 Sept., KM;!, 
and was buried at Nfwl)ury. Tliere is no record of his burial in the reiiister of 
St. Mary Woolchurch Haw Church, London, Avhere are recorded the baptism of 
his children by his wife Jane as follows: 15 May, 1(J33, Sarah; 15 Auir., lt^34, 
Kebecca; 1 June, 1G;3G, Josiah ; 1 Aui,'., 1G37, Marie (Ijur. I'J Apr., 1(^38); 13 
Nov., I(i38, Isaac; II Oct., l(>;i'J, Tlionias; L't Dec, 1040, Kathaiine; 7 Jan., 
1041, Nathaniel; 8Fel)., 1G42, Richard; " Shadrach, son of Capt. Richard Hunt, 
bur. 5 Apr., 1(U7." Capt. Hunt was a confectioner in " Bearebiiuler Lane," 
which was in Swithiii's Lane, Canuon St., in the vicinity of the clnnvii of 
St. Mary Woolchurch Haw, which was burnctl in IGGU, and stood formerly near 
the stock market on the site of the Mansion House. After that date tlie parisii 
became part of that of St. Mary Woolnoth, which stands at the western ends of 
Lombard Street and King William Street. Richard, son of Ricliard Hunt, was 
baptized at St. Mary Woolchurch HaAv, 14 Feb., 1584. His lirolher Joim Avas 
l)aptizeil 3 July, 158(5. 

Capt. limit was a member of the IIonoral)lc Artillery Company of London. 
Under the dates 20 Sept., 1031, and 4 -Vug., 1(;35, the name of Richard Hunt 
ai>|>ears on lhel{oll in the " .Viicieut Vellum Hook" of the company. His •• best 
friend," ('apt. Kdward nilciuleld, was a prominent nuMnbta- of the Artill.;ry 
Company and one of its "Assistants" in 1(;33; he \vas also of St. Mary Wool- 
chureli parish. 

John Harvard, who died 14 Sept., 1G38, left half his estate, £770-17-2, to the 
college, which has perpi.'tmited his name by adopting it. Tliis example induced 
many to make contributions to the college. The L:idy Ann Mowlson, of Lon- 
don, gift of i'lOO was in 1043. The be«]uest of £20 "by Cai)t. ILmt " to New 
England towards a lii)rary " was probably a l)e<iuest to Harvard College, tlumgii 
I fail to lliid any record of its receipt. As a member of the Honorable Artillery 
Company of London, however, he may have heard from Major Robert Keayne 
of his desire to establish a library in Boston, and whieli Keayne did by his will 
in 1G53, and beciueathed " to the Jinjinniiiij of that Library my 3 great writing 
books." In regard to liis Irish Laiuls, Hunt ^vas an adventurer in the same, and 
sul)scribed under the Act of 17 Charles I., Chap. 33, the sum of £(;00. Two 
others of the name, Richard Hunt, subscribed; one was a mercer, the other a 
skinner, and both also of London. 

Tim iurolments of their certiticates are prcservctl in the oUlce of the Chief 
Remembrancer of the K.\-che(iuer, in the Dublin Record ( )mce, at the Four Courts, 
Dublin. They are Roll xiv., meudjrane 27; Roll xxviii, mcnd)ran(! 15; and 
Roll XXX., memljrane 40. W-M/riiU Kknoai.l W.^tkins.] 


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^M.VKGAUKT Smith, llolveden, Kent, widow. Will 8 Oct., 1629 ; proved 
24 Nov., 1G2'J. To be buried in All .Saiuts IIastiii<^8 Church. To St. 
CkMUL'ut'.s Hastings. To souue Armiger liarlowe £20 etc. To soune 
Tlionias Barlowu £20 etc. To his wife. To grandchild Alexander Pres- 
ton .£20. To daughter ]Mary Preston. To souue-in-lawe Thomas Iliggen- 
son, clerk £5. To daughter Bridgett Iliggenson JlOs. etc. To grandchildrea 
]\Iargaret Olive, Kinvlaud Olive, Judith Olive 20s. each. To sister ]\Irs. 
Godbed. To cozen JMary wife of Francis Alfrey, clerk. To j\Iary Tap- 
luim. To .sister Mrs. Walkinson. To grandchild W" Fernior and KHz. 
Ferinor £10 each. Overseers: 2 brethren i\Ir. Thos. S(|uire and J\Ir. Row- 
land Sijuire. Ridley, <J8. 

Piiii.i.ii'p Stokks, Farley, Sussex, gent. Will 10 March, 1587/8 ; 
proved 20 Oct., ir)88. Lands in Gestley and Tcklesham to nephew Saint 
John Ilobson, then to nephew James llobson, then to nej)hew (jliver Pley- 
dell paying out of my house at Stock in (ietling £30 yeai'ly for life to P211eu 
Kdnuinds my sifter's daughter, etc. etc. To niece P'dizabeth llobson £-10. 
To ne|»ii(^w William Uaylye of INIoneton, parish of Chipnam, Wilts, £20. To 
Weiiefride Ferris my niece o mai'ks. To servant Ixiehard Haiicks £(!. To 
brother llobson's servants 20s. Residue to nephew Oliver Pleydell, execu- 
tor. Overseers: nephew Robert Sni-lling of llorsley and ne[>hew William 
Baylye of Chipnam. To cozen Snelling a nagge witli 5 marks. AVitnesses : 
Robert Howe, WiW Harmer, Rob. Gosett, etc. Leicester, 2. 

[John Barley of Salesbury, Massacluisetts, came from Chippenham. Philip 
Stokes was evidently one of the St. Johns of Ledeard Tryoze.— L. W.] 

[Mr. William Bayly of Monktoii ]\Ianor, Chippenham, Wilts., had baptized 
a Uaugiiter, Margaret, 27 April, 1587, and others at later dates. 

Waltku K. Watkins.] 

William Alcott, Stockingford, Nuneaton, AVarwick, yeoman. Will 
28 July, Uui') ; proved IGo.j(!''). Ann now wife of Robert Jarant to enjoy 
moiety of messuages etc. where Robert Jarant dwelleth pun^hased of John 
Davye son and heir of Thomas Davy late of Stockingford dec. and all 
Btockb etc. I hereby bequeth to sons Roger Alcott Also to Rol)ert mes- 
suages etc. in Astley, AVarwick, late in occupation of Humphrey Gee w''** I 
enjoy by gift of Isabel Freennin my wife's sister late dec. and according 
U) her device to son Roger. .\ls(» to Roger £20. table, etc. etc. To my 
brother R(dtert Alcott the next lall of all my wood called Standhig Dale 
,iu Over AVhiteacre AVarwick purchased of AVilliam ^Miller of Nether AVHiite 
Acre yeoman when I) or 10 years of age in gi'owthe from the last fall. Also 
for life Room in my Barne for corne or graine etc. etc. To Christian Byard 
new featherbed etc. to be given to her mother till she is 21. To daughter's 
son Arthur Miller Standing Dale AVood etc. when he is 21 paying to Chris- 
tiaii Byard his sister by the mother £10 at 21. Jf Arthur Miller die wood 
to son Roger Alcott. To daughter Isabell residue of household goods as 
given by her aunt Isabel! Freenum etc. To AVilliam liyard, Thomas Byard 
and Chi-istian Byard my daughter's children £20 each at 21. To my sister 
Constance 40s. etc. To Thomas IVIilward lOs. To .servants Gs. 8d. To 
poore of Stockingford Os. Residue; to wife [Christian] and sonn John 
Alcott, executors. : Thomas Millward, Robert Alcott, Robert 
iiu\, Kli/abeth Dic.'keiis, James Goodwyn. 

Consistory of Lichlield and Coventry, file for lGi35. 

JoANK Odikmk, St. Botoijjh's, AI(K;r.sgate, London, widow. AVill, 25 Feb. 
3 Chas. L ; proved 8 .January, l(;2H/i), 'I'o be buried in St. Botolph'a 

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church. To poore of St. Botolph's !20s. Ditto of Cowley, IMuldlesex, 20s. 
To Thomas and Koburt Yale suiines of IMichacl Yale of Cowley aforesaid 
clarke Os. each. 'J'o Godcliildrea Roarer Itolihiiisoii, i\Iary liiissell, and 
Jane liishop as. each. To Ann Anmier os, 'J\> soniie Ko^iir Ivichardsou 
all personal estate etc. excejit to cozen Alee Brusttii' my greene p(!rpetuano 
suite, to cozen Mary Hill my black perpetuano suite, to cozen Mary .larinan 
my best black Fryzado suite, to cozen Elizabeth Kinii;sfeild trundle bedd 
etc., to cozen Joan Jarman old fryzeado suit, to Alee Drue three needle 
urouii,ht coushions, to Mary Johnson 1 table cloath and one dozen napkins 
etc., to iM'-'* Alee ilayner of Cowley one ruff and cuffs, to Alee Y'eate one 

best smock etc., and to Elizabeth Yate coife etc. to Ann cue fryzado 

petticote. Son Royer Richardson, executor. Witnesses : JNIalice Yeate, 
Amy NichoUs, Ann Bedwell. Ridley, 2. 

[I wonld sn,t!;gest this should ))e Odierne instead of Orlieme. Stejjhcu Odierue 
of tlic city of Loudon, lislunonn'cr, baclielor, and Joaiie Richardson of Giles, 

Cripplegalc, widoAV of Uicliardsoii, lato of same, weaver, were lic(Mised 

by the Bishop of Loudou, to be married at Fulham, Middlesex, 5 June, 1(512. 

Wai.tku K. Watkins.] 

John Ruoolks the elder Nasin<r, Essex, diocese of London, husband- 
man. Will 17 January, 1 13/4 ; prove<l .5 December, IG 11. To daughter 
Susan Gowers wife of John Cowers of Thaxted .")s. To son-in-law John 
Cowers of Thaxted £5. To grand daughter Anne Gowers daughter of 
John Gowers of Thaxted £5. To graud(laughter Anne daughtcu- of John 
Gowers to other live children of said John Gowers at 2 1 . To grand children 
Mary (iowei-s, John (lowers, Susan Cowers, Elizabeth Gowers and Jane 
Gowers 12d each at 21. In consideration I doe live with son John Ruggles 
and have board with him all rest to said son John Ruggles, executor. Wit- 
nesses James Eale, John Adam, W'" Jos. 

Commissary of London (Town) Register 29 (1G42-1G44), folio 380. 

[Mr. William Winters, F.K.II.S., printed a short account of the Ruggles 
family of Nazing in his "Memorials of the I'iigrim Fatliers." He also'gave 
extracts from tiie parisli registers, giving many items of baptisms, marriages 
and burials in this family. Waltkk K. Watkins.] 

Richard AVithington, clerk, Boulder, Kent. Will 5 Oct., 1G2G; 
proved 5 Nov., 1G2G. Lands in Sway and Lymington to brother Richard 
AVithington, Jr., Cowshott Castle, executor. To cozen Alargery Turner £.5. 
AVitnesses Richard Knoles, AYilliani Lake. Ilele, 122. 

Nicholas AVithinoton, London, merchant, intending to travel to AVest 
Tndi(>s. W\\\ 11 March, lGll)/20 ; proved 9 Alareh, l(;2;5/4. All to loving 
eozen Henry llclmesand Alargaret his wife, exfculors. Witnesses Jo: 
Harrison, James Dolmen, Hen: IJolton, Richard Langl'ord. Byrde, 2;J. 

[The above parson Avas doubtless the Dorset youth of 21 who matriculated at 
Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1581. His brother" of tlie same name was a soldier 
at Calshot Castle (at the point of Southampton Water, opposite Cowes), whose 
will I gave in the RKGiSTEa, Vol. 51. Margery Tinner should be the wife of 
Richard Paul of Massachusetts, last wife also of our Henry Withington. 
Nicliolas the merchant is a well knoAvn character, being one of tlie pioneers of 
tlie f'.ast India Coini)any, and iiis ungrateful treatment by his employers is the 
subject of a memoir more than once reprinted. It now seems that, having ex- 
pionul tiic cast, Nicliolas died following the sway of empire westward. The 
brevity of his will is annoying, lie may possibly have been the youngest sou 
of Dr. Oliver Withington.— L. W.] 

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220 Proceedings of the N. E. Ilisl. Oen. Society. [April, 


By Geo. A. Gordon, Kocordiug Secretuiy of tlie Society. 

Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, January 10, 1900. — The Society held 
its annual lueeting at Martfliall P. Wilder hall, Society's house, 18 Somerset 
street, at half past two o'cloek, this afleruoon, Rev. Edward Grilliu Porter, 
A.M., President, in the chair. 

The report of the nominating committee was presented, read and accepted, 
when the meeting proceeded to the election of othcers for the year eusuiug, 
agreeable to Article i. Chaj)ter iv. of the By-laws. 

The annual report of the Council, with accompanying reports of the Stand- 
ing Committees, was presented and read by George Sumner Maun, Esq., 
Avhich was accepLe<l. 

Tile amnial re])ort of the Treasurer, in print, was read by title and accepted. 

The annual reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian and the 
llistoi'iographer were severally presented, read and accepted. 

The meeting was addressed by Jlon. James Pliiuney Baxter, A.M., the 
Vice-President for Maine, and by Col. Ezra Scollay Stearns, the Vice- 
President for New Hampshire. 

The President vacated the chair, calling upon Rev. Henry Allen Hazen, 
D.D., to preside as Chairman, in committee of the whole, when the tellers 
reported the result of the ballot, wlii(;h was accepted, ami the election of the 
following named oilicers, for the year 1900, was proclaimed, viz. : 

President. — Edward GritHn Porter, A.M., of Boston, INIass. 

\' ice- 1 'residents. — -John Elbridgi! Hudson, A.]\I., LL.B., of Boston, Mass. ; 
James I'hiiuiey Baxter, A.ftl., of Portland, ]Me. ; Ezra Scollay Stearns, 
A.M., of Concord, N. H. ; James Barrett, LL.I)., of Rutland, Vt. ; Olney 
Arnold, of Pawtucket, R. I. ; Edwai'd Elbridge Salisbury, LL.I)., of New 
Haven, Conn. 

Recording Secretary. — George Augustus Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, 

(\>rrespondinti Secretary. — llein-y AN'incln;ster Cunuingham, A.B., of Bos- 
ton, IMass. 

'I'reasiirer. — IJenjamin Barstow 'i'orrtiy, of Hanover, Mass. 

J^ihrarian. — John AV'^ard Dean, A. INT., of Medford, Mass. 

Councillors. — Eor the term 1900, 1901, 1902. Charles Knowles Bolton, 
A.B., of Brookline, Mass.; Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, 
Mass. ; Andrew Eiske Ph.D., of Boston, INIass. 

The President then read the annual address, which was finely conceived, 
delivered with S2>irited eloquence, and listened to with close attention and 

The subject of i)rinting the Proceedings of this annual meeting with the 
usual accom2)anying reports was referred to a committee, consisting of Charles 
Cowley, LL.D., of I^owell, IMass., Rev. William Copley Winslow, D.D., of 
Boston, Mass., William Taggard Piper, Ph.D., of Cambridge, Mass., Rev, 
]\Iyron Samuel Dudley, A.M., of Boston, Mass., and Caleb Benjamin Tilling- 
hast, A.M., of Boston, with instructions to report at the stated meeting in 
February. To the same conuuittee was also referred the subject of the bio- 
gi'aphical sketches of deceased members, in the Towne Memorial Biographies, 
liie IvKClbTKlt and the Annual Proceediniis. 

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A report on tlio history of tho ballot-box hitherto used by the Society, 
presented and read by Charles Sidney Knsign, I^L.B., was accepted, and 
ordered on lile. 

The nieetiiii; unanimously passed the following resolutions, viz. : 

" That the thanks of the Society be presented to Albert Harrison Hoyt, 
A.M., the retiring Corresponding Secretary, for his prolonged and faithful 
service to the; Society in various ollices for the past thirty years. 

Also, to INIcssrs. Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, A.M., George Sumner 
IMann, P^scp, and Henry Winchesirr Cunningham, A.H., who now complete 
a tei'm of s(!rvice as nuiinbc^rs of ihe Council. We congratulate them on the 
prosperous condition which the Society has attainetl in the years of tJieir 

AVhereas, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, Esq., a life member since 1864, 
has just entered upon his thirtieth year of active service as our Treasurer, 
which oilice he has filled without remuneration and with perfect satisfaction 
to the ollicers and members, therefore be it resolved 

That the Nivv-lMiglaud Historic Cienealogical Society tenders to Mr. 
Torrey its deep appreciation of his iuvalual)le st'rvice, of his unfailing cour- 
tesy, his faithful devotion to duty, his great ability in linancial trusts, both 
to securely ke(![) and increase the funds. 

That the Society heartily thanks IMr. Torrey for his long and acceptable 
services, thus speciiied, and orders that due record of these resolutions be 

Tlie meeting then dissolved. 

February 1^, 1000. — Tho Society held a stated meeting, by postponemenl 
ordei'ed by the Council, at the usual time and place. Mv. William Taggard 
Piper, Ph.D., was called to preside as Chairman. The ordinary routine re- 
ports were made and accepted. 

Twenty-two new mend)ers were elected by unanimous ballot. 

Tho Special Comnnttee on pruiting the biographies, &c., reported and 
adopted, to wit : 

First. That there be no further delay in tho publication of additional 
volumes of the Towne Memorial biogra[)hies, in conse(iuence of the non- 
receipt of sketches of members who have been deceased more than ten years. 

Second. That the memoirs of honorary and corresponding members 
should be brief, not exceeding, as a general rule, one or two pages. 

Third. That the memoirs of resident members of whom extensive bio- 
graphies have already been published, should also be brief, giving references 
to the best biographies, already printed. 

Fuurth. — That the memoirs of resident mend)ers in the Towne Memorial 
biographies should not excc^'d, as a rule, live pages in leiigtii. 

Fifth. Tliiit the procuH'diugs of tho Annual Mi^etiug of the Society, with 
brief memoirs of siu^li nunidjeis as havis died duiing the year, be printed as 
a supplement to the New-England Historical and Genealogical Ricgistku, and 
that a C02)y of said sup[)]ement be sent tt) every member of the Society, free 
of charge ; provided that the lirst of said supplements shall contain sketches 
of the members wlio have died during the last two years. 

After renu^rks by Rev. Dr. Henry Allen JIazen, Rev. Dr. Wm. Copley 
AViuslow, Dr. Charles Cowley, Rev. Anson 'J'itus, Hosea Starr Ballon, 
RolxMt Nixon 'I'appan, George Kuhn Clarke, AVilliam Blake 'I'rask and 
John Joseph iMay, es(|uires, and a letter read from James Phinney Baxter, 
A.M., Vice-Pri!sident for Maine, the following minute of respect was adopt- 
ed, unanimously, by a rising vote : 


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222 Notes and Queries. [April, 

*' In the death of Reverend Edward GritRn Porter, A.M., the New-Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society recognizes that a great loss has fallen on 
it suddenly — a loss that can hardly be made good. 

For tliirty years an active member of the Society, he was chosen, but 
little over a year ago, to the oilice of President, to which he brought the 
wise judgment, the clear discrimination, and the firm yet kijidly manner 
which always marked him. 

Distinguished in many lines — pastor, teacher, administrator, historian, he 
was ever the cheerful worker, the graceful writer, the careful student, the 
earnest searcher aft^r truth : but, what most imjiresscd those who came in 
closer contact with him was his even, sunny, and his hearty good 

^\liile we deeply lament oiu- loss, his memory we shall cherish always." 

The committee on Ancient Grave Yards were granted authority to fill 
vacancies and to add to their uuiuber. 



Gexealogical QuEiMEs.— I would bo pleased to learn the places and dates of 
birth, marriage and death of the following- named persons and their lineage to 
the immigrant : 

Joanna Hlott, ra. Daniel Lovett of Braintree and Mendon, Mass. 

Isalji'l Brown, ni. AnMiouy lloskius of Conn., Oct. IG, 1G5G. 

I)orca.s Ik-onson, m. Steijhen Hopkins of Conn. 

Eleanor JJurbank of Feeding Hills, Mass., m. Oliver Stoughtou of E. "Windsor. 

Jonatluui Carter of Sudbury, Mass., m. Susamia. 

Elizabeth , m. John Cheney. 

Sarah Cliodes, m. William Backus of Norwich, Conn. 

ElizabL-tli Clark, m. Wm. Pratt, June 1G38. 

Ruth Cogan, m. Sannicl Taylor, June 24, 1G75. 

Elizabctii Cole, m. Thomas Pierce and died 1G88. 

Polly Cowdery, m. William llutchins, Jr. ' . 

IMartha Cozzcns, m. Peter Buel of Conn., Mar. 31, 1670. 

Samuel Crosby, m. Louisa Philipps, and his father, Samuel Crosby, m. Mary 

Kachel Darling, m. Daniel Shcpard. 

Elizabeth Deming of Simsbury, Conn., ra. Thomas Gleason 1717. 

Patience Foster, m. Thomas Brown 10G7. 

Lieut,. Jouatlian Gillette of West Hartford, Conn., b. Feb. 4, 1738; m. Eliza- 
beth Steele and d. Dee. !), 177U. 

Isaac Gleason of Enlleld, Conn., m. Hester Eggleston, June 2G, 1G84. 

l\Iary Ilaski^Jl, m. Sauuiel Crosl)y. 

Daniel Hoskiiis, 1). KIDO; m. Flizabeth Phelps 1725. 

Hannah Howard (or Hay ward), b. Feb. 2, 1752; m. Robert Blair; d. at Bland- 
ford, Mass., Aug. 20, 1820. 

Capt. William Hutehins of Bennington, Vt., m. Lois Bingham. 

Dorcas Jones, b. May 2'J, IGol) ; m. Samuel Stone. 

Susanna Jordan, ni. Nathaniel Merrill of Newbury, Mass. 

Mary Miicclewain, m. George Smith of Rutland, Mass. 

Sarah Martin of Ip.swich. Mass., m. Freei;Tace Norton 1713. 

NaUiaiuel Merrill of Newbury, Mass. 

Al)ig!ill , 111. Deacon Joim Moorc, Jan. IG, 1G31). 

liaumih Newton, m. Jtjshua Plieli)s, Sept. 20, IGGO. 

Deacon Joshua Philipps of Solon, N. Y., and Anna Richards his wife. 

Rntli Royee, m. John Lathrop, Dec. 15, 1GG9. 

Catherine Shaw of Palmer, Mass., m. Robert Hunter, Feb. 19, 1756. 

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Ruth Sherwood, ra. Joshua Ilolcomb HiO;]. 

Hannah Sinitli, ni. Joseph Tninibiill. 

GitoY'^e Sn)ith, b. Jan. 19, IZGl, at Rutland, Mass.; m. Polly Bent 1778. 

Elizabeth Strickland, m. William Stou;j;hton of E. Windsor, Conn., 1710. 

Al)i,iiail Thompson of liraintrce, Mass., m. Daniel Lovett. 

Ruth Wilkinson, m. Samuel Sliepard. 

Hester Williams, ni. James Eyglcston. 

Hannah , m. John Wilson of Woburn, Mass. 

I should bo pleased to correspond with parties interested in the above named 
families, and particularly those interested in the Gleasou, Shepard, Stouj^hton, 
Hutchins and Crosby families. C. S. Glk.vson. 

Ilaller Building, Seattle, Washington. 

Hammond. — I wish to correct some errors in Bond's genealogical account of 
the Hammonds in Waltham. 

John Hammcmd of Waltham (wliether Bond's No. 26, or No. 30, I am uncer- 
tain) married, in Lancaster, Nov. 3, 17G8, Lncy Powers, born Mar. 1!), 1748, 
dan. of .lonathan and Hannah (Moie) I'owers. 

Hannah More, dan. of .Icniatlian More, bajit. May 21, 1710; m. Jonathan Powers 
Dee. 17, 17:iO. Jonathan, sou of John and Ann Moore, b. May 19, 1G()9. 

John and Lucy Hammond had three sons and perhaps some daughters. Their 
sons were: 1. Jonas, bapt. Nov. 1, 177U. 2. Jacob, b. 11, 1775. 3. Jon- 
athan, b. Nov. 17, 1780. 

Bond places the baptism of Jonas after the birth record of John No. 26, with 
a (jnestion mark before it. 

He jjlaccs Jacob as the hrst child of Ephraiin and Ruth, notwithstanding the 
fact that lie was born nine days prior to their marriage. 

Jonathan he does not mention. 

Of these cliiUlren, Jonas and Jacob removed to Ohio, where they reared families. 

Jonathan married, in Guilford, Vt., Nov. 18, 1801, Prudence Slater (or Slaf- 
ter), and removed in 1804 to Bainbridge, Chenango Co., N. Y. They had tea 
children, four sons and six daughters. 

I wish to learn more about the family of John and Lucy Hammond, and also 
get any information relating to the descendants of their sons Jonas and Jacob. 

Ondda, N. Y. F. S. Hajimond. 

HoRSiNGTON. — In vol. xxxiii., p. 243 of the Rkgistkr an inquiry was inserted 
for inform.'ition of the aiicestors of John Ilorsington, 1713, of Farmington, 
Conn. I received but two replies: these had little new; and I have never been 
able to deteruune the in(|uiry there made. I have since learned of a John Ilor- 
sington, a soldier 1(176 in Capt. Samuel Wadsworth's Co. of .Mass. Militia (11kg., 
vol. xl. J). 39t')) ; also of a .John of Wetherslield, Conn., 16S2, a signer of a pe- 
tition Nvith others for leave to make a settlement in the Wabaciuaset Country, 
or possibly intended for IMaltabeset Country; if these be llie same persons, or 
what place, I know not. 

Since 1875 1 have been collecting material as to the descendants of John Hor- 
sington, 1713, of Farmingt(Mi, and have written up what I have and wish to place 
a type-written copy in the Gen. Library for the benetlt of any interested, if I 
can be allowed to do so, if your society will receive the same, under such regu- 
lations as you receive other such papers ; so tluit any interesletl nuiy have accesa 
to the matter therein containetl. 

A. J. Hoisington of Great Bend, Kansas, is collecting material for a Hoising- 
tou fandly history ; I have furnished him all I have, and I hope for his work en- 
tire success. Almon Kiudek. 

Alonnwuth, Illinois. 

Bauns-Baunics. — Deacon Benjamin Barns of Branford, Conn., died July 23, 
1740, aged 69 (born therefore 1671). From the record of the settlement of his 
estate (Guilford Prol)ate Rec, vol. 4, p. My) and the original receipts of his lega- 
tees, Ave learn that his wife (not named) survived him. She was probably a 
second wife, as records show she receiveil nothing from his estate, having had 
her dower at time of nuirriage. The probate records give his children as follows 
(dates of baptism from Branford Church Rec.) : 1. Daniel. 2. Eleanor, bapt. 


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l)ec. 1700,m. John Baldwin of Bran ford. 3. Abigail baot Auo- 17m n, ^r..^r.^. 
Danvin of LitclUlold, Conn. 4. Nathaniel. bapt.^lS 1707, mlminis mtoi of Ws 
fat HT's estate. 5. Tin>othy, bapt. Jnly 1710. C. Ebeneze ^ t F^^^^^^^ Y7 ? 
7._ 1 mnlvf ul unmarried in 1740. Wanted, the parentage and ancestrv of Ben a' 
min nanus, the names of his two wives, and dates of nTarria^e ^ ^ 

S/Kikdil, rennsyloania. Byuon Barnes Houton. 

h^m""^" ""f"" WooDHujtY.-The vicar of South Petherton in En.Mand has most 

?»r,^S&:- c^s:^^S^^:?^Si^h!^sSed 

16 A nri 1I50I F^.^^nl^f ',''"' raarria<,'e there was. for we find this entry : 
'9 Ja iar liiir 17 w n^^''.\v'^''^; ""^ ^icliolas Patch, was baptized. ^ 
Thl^ n -i.' noi . William Woodbury and Elizabetli Patch were married 

Jt^iSSSr^" " '^^""' '''' ' '^^^^ -naered them into En.liir'' 

Justin P. Kkllogg. 

in i«'o T,"^^ ^'^y- '^"''''^ IJostedo, of Morris Co., b. al out 1748 1 Feb 
yoin.^ wiic, went to "the Lake Kcj,Mon" n Central New York 17')') or isno 

«ir^'SS^:Ti^^X:ST'' "' Ja,„es Jackso.. b n,a„.,e., .730, 

Wh.rc ili,l Oilol) ,l,,cks„„, wlu) was In Asl.fonI very cnrly, so from tlierc? 

Miljord, Conn. Mus. N. G. 1 ond. 

WorcSlras^'Mrl^^^ ''^^^T^^' ''^^•" ^ept. 26. 1689, died la 

mSs Sent '^ i;^s'I fi. ' ' f /''' " .""* ^^'^ ^'^'"^'^1 ^r'^^v*^^- »^'^r" i" I^ynn, 

una ^lanuson of Kichaid, who came over in the ship "Blessing" in 1635. 

South Norwalk, Conn. *'^^'^lress : Sa.mukl Mowek. 

'Sula'^'isXllZ ""A"""" "'""™'' "'""" '""= '» =om,,umicato with them. 

Fkaxces E. Hale. 

Skimm- ^Ku-n^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^•^li'*^'- wrought l,y " Tabitha 

a prized reUc T npr,',, J i % ^^,?"'"*^ descendant of the maker this miglit be 
niatazi'.r occuired to me that you would like to mention this in your 

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I dc-sh-c l.elp in finding the ancestry of Mary Bird of Farmlngton, who in . 
Abraluun Goodwin of il,u-tford. Shed. 1788. Her dau. Muiy Avas horn April 3, 
173Dandin.TlieodoreCaUin of Hartford. i« 1772 to 

Also ancestry of I'h.ebe Soniers, b. Jan. U 1749- d. Jan. 9^ 1817,". 177- to 
Josiali llininan of Tiund)nll, Conn. Removed to Catharine N. "i . - 1800. 

Also ancestry of Hannah Jennin-s, b. July 25, 1G78; d. July 2o, 1777; m. 
Edwanl Hiiiman, Jr., of Stratford, Conn. 

Also ancestry of Benjamin Benson, who came from Vt. about 17J0 to Litch- 
llekl Co ! Conn , known to have owned at his death GuO acres of land m Iloosa- 

^""'uso^Lenfuel lieenian, b. Jan. 18, 1757, in Litchtleld, Conn. (Father's name 
Ebenezer.) lie enlisted in lievolutionary War when 18, served through it, and 
is known to have drawn a pension through life. 

Anv information on these points will be gratefully ^'e^^ived. 

1004 Bolton St., lialUmore, Ml. Maky Hinman Abel. 

?^''/e.Tnn Gage of Harwich m. Feb. G, 1777, Seth Allin (John, William), b 
Feb 8 a. Jan. Uri838. He served a short time in the lievolutionary War f i^m 
Ilanvich. Mass. Can any one assist mc with her ancestry? She descends of 
course from Thomas Ga-e, but I would like to know the line. 

tlUn Seth Uliu's father, John, b. 172'J, d. April 2'J, 1811 ; m. July 25, 1750 

4318 Gfceuwood Ace., Chicago. 


Who were the parents of Rhoda Alger, who married Jolm Pumlersou of New 
Haven, later of Dutchess Co., New York, as his second wife? She died iu 
rhi'u-nioo Co New York, June 1, 183U, aged G3 years. 

"" Whi we?e the m^ents of Sarah' Coleman, who "---'i^^/^^l"?. C^^k of Omn^ 
Co., New York, 1780(?)? Married 2d, Sept. 13, 1792, Adonijah Stanboiough, 
then of riuladelphia, later of Broadkill, Del. c.vottnn He 

Who were the parents of Mary ? She married Richard Stiattou. He 

was born June 21,' 1712. Their first child was born in Warren Mass., Nov. 25. 
173') Mary ( ) Stratton died in Williamstown, Mass. 17J1. 

Who were the parc^.ts of Mar^ ? She married Daniel Strat on of Wil- 
liamstown. He was born July 'J, 1713. A child recorded in Aug. 17GJ. ihiuk 
this was not the eldest son. t.-.., ,Af PATrnw-N 

]V,sfjidd, CkaiUaiujna Co., Xew York. Miss Lydia M. Iaicuen. 


HAMLIN, GUSHING, ETC.-l. In the .Tanuary number of the REGisTEupa^^^^^ 
the settlers' acount in Chester, Nova Scotia, from 759 to 1 , ' - ^' ves 1 l^^^^ 
Kemlln, wife and three children. I'.m.broke." I doub il Hie e c c was sue x 
a man lluTe; but there was there lOlea/.er Hamlin, wile and three ^^^^)]}^^> 
1753 to 175(1. It must be this man who went to Nova bcotia. He was gicat- 
<>-riiii(lfather of Vice-rresident Hamlin. ^ , ■ „ 

^ 1 « 1 iu the same number, page 40, the name of Gregory Brass as ben g 
one of a crew of the sloop, 1759. Gregory Bass of l^^''^^" ^j.^*^' J^" ,^f„^l'^I it 
born Jan. 3, 1735, shipped on the ship King George, Capt. Benjamin Hallo 
well, for the protection of the coast, Jan. 10, 1758. ^ .. ,„ „„„„„i^„v nf 
3. "Lemuel Cu.shing " (see page 108). In Judge bushing's genealogy of 
the Gushing family, it is said : " Lemuel Gushing, son of Joseph (4) ^va^ ^mu 
1740 Grad. H. C. 17G7. Lived in Hanover, where he was one of the Com 
mitt^eof Safetyri775. Surgeon in the 13th Regiment of the lievolutionary. 

^ The L'ivestone at Tappan, New York, says : " Died Oct. 28, 1770, aged 32." 
This must be the same man, but the dates are mixed. 

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4. Of Thomas Queries on page 107, the inquirer can find ranch information 
about the family in Dea. Joshua Eddy's History of the First Church in Middie- 

Baiujor, Maine. j. -w, Pqutkr. 


RoiJERT Williams of Roxhuhy.— The order of birth of the four eldest chil- 
dren of this mau ]i:is liitlierto Iji'eii unknown. Tlie gravestone of Samuel Wil- 
liams places his birtli conjecturally in 1032. John Vvilliams, anotlier scm, died 
at Koxbury, G Oetoht-r, 1058. Tliis son was baptized at St. George Oolegate 
pari.sli, Norwich, 20 August, IGuu, maldng him over 23 years old at date of 
deatii. This date of baptism seems to settle the status of tlie two daughters 
Elizabetli antl Deborah, as Robert sailed in 1G37, and Isaac, his son, was born 
ill 1(138. The dangliters were, tlierefore, probably oUler than Samuel — or one 
of tiieni was so — and botli nmst have been married at an early a^^e. This entry 
in St. George Golegate record is tlie only one referring to this family. Tlie 
maternal ancestry of Kol)ert Williams is that of an East Anglican stock. Thus 
far nothing lias been found to sliow any basis for the tradrtion of a Welsh an- 
cestry whicli prevails throughout the family. Edw-^hd H. Williams, Jr. 

TiiK Hakleian Society.— The Annual Meeting of the Society was held at the 
Council Room, 140 Wardonr Street, London, W., on February 22d, George E. 
Cokaync, Esq., F.S.A., Clarenceux King of Arms, in the Cliair. Tlie Repoit and 
Balance Slieet were approved, and the usual business transacted. The sup- 
port given to the Society, as evidenced by tlic number of members, is en- 
couraging to those interested in genealogical research. 

" The Visitations of Surrey in 1530, 1572, and 1G23," edited by W. Bruce Ban- 
nerman, Esq., forms the forty-third volume of the Society's publications, and 
has been i.ssued to the Members for 18'J'J. It Avill be followed by the first vol- 
ume of " Musgrave's Obituary "as an extra volume for the year 1899, and, if 
thu funds of the Society will permit, it Is intended to issue three volumes for 
the year 1900. 

During the year 1899 the first volume of " The Register of St. Martin in the 
Fields" and "The Registers of St. Paul's Cathedral," edited by J. W. Clay, 
Esq., F.S.A., were issued to the Subscribers. 

Genealogies in Pkkpahation.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the comi)ilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other infonnation which they think may be useful. We would sugu'est that 
all fuels of interest lUiislratiiig family history or character be communicated, 
espeeially service under the U. S. Government, tin; holding of other ollices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, Avith places and 
dates of l)irtli, marriage, residence and death. AVlieii there are more than one 
chrislian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full munes are known. 

Lasacll, Lat:cll, La ■:cU.— The undersigned would like to communicate with all 
descendants of John Lassell, llingham, 1G47, or with any other persons of the 
name for a genealogy noAv being comiiiled. T/ieo. S. Lazdl, 31 State St., Boston, 

Puo/e.— Mr. Murray E. Toole of Ithaca, N. Y., is at work on a new edition of 
his genealogy of the family descended from Edward Poole of Weymoutli. The 
late Seth Reed of Baltimore made au extensive collection of tlata relating to 
this family, wliicli is now deposited in the library of this Society. The ances- 
try in England of Edward Poole's wife has been discovered by Mr. William 
Prescott ({reenlaw, of this Society, wlio has an article in preparation for early 
publication. Mr. Greenlaw has compiled a genealogy of the family descended 
from J()lin I'oole of Reading, and i)ur|)oses publishing the same in parts. The 
late Charles Henry I'oole of Washington also compiled a genealogy of the Read- 
ing Poole family, which will be used in connection with Mr. Greenlaw's work. 

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77.e Book of Dene, Deane, Ade.ane. A GeneaWjiml f Jjf"-^,,/y f "VJ^ ^^£^ 
London : Elliott Stock, 02 rateruostei- Pvow. Ib'J'J. 4to. pp. U^. Many 

tl'Tiircs. Trice 10s. Od. _ 

The T.ook of Done, Deane, Adeane >vill form a welcome f '1^^'^^^".,"^, I'l ;|^^'^7, 
of 1 ( American -enealOLMst wliose interest carries Inm back ovei the ^ea. It 
?f n wu>l t o \vhi( h has loni? De.-n expected, but whicli at one was feared 
w<m l nel-erbe Ss S K'>«Ush j^, the llev^ J. 

Blri Deane hose memorial notice was pnblished in the 1 ..xustku ni 18b8 
J^; Inow.i 1 ave l)een a most indnstrions collector oi material relatmi, to 
? V.i i.i< o, .If tile Dean family, some of which he had already used to 
1? S nr e n is bio-, a ly of llichard Deane. Admiral and llemcide. 
excellent '"1^"^^ ' ''^ te work of Mr. Deane came to be interrupted by 

U,c Tu c o '),^ .■ 'm"trc" 1 a scholarly alt.-u.,.t t" ^nxcc tl,. .-claUuiwl,,,, .1 the 
Th 1^!l ,?of Ui» \UI XIV. ami XV. 13 slix^vii to contribute. 


verify the early steps of /r''^^.',.^; ;"a/',,;^'^' '^ ^eaiie and he can at least 

clan. In the tiuitmc t ^^ !^ ^ ;:7) i^„^,^ Sopley, Tetsworth and Towersey. 
in separa e chap er. ^^^ ^'^"^^^J^V/^f [;^, ^^^^^^^^ there are indications, ac- 

?Sf oVraJu.t^t is aciu;lfy\io«o, tha.,1.. agalu to the carcfu, Ht.ullcs o£ 
Mr. William Dean. 

lUj Bashfovd Dean, New York City. 
The Aye of Johnson (174S-179S J. By Ti.mi;vs Seccomui.:. Loudon: George 

Bell & Sons. 1000. 12mo. pp. xxxvii.+3GG. 


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Mr. Scccombe's text-book, like its predecessors, displays the competency of 
the urller selected for the sul)ject, and cannot fail to stinuilatc interest in the 
fanions names under consideration. The introdnclion, a concise and dis- 
criminating survey of the half-century allotted to the volume, is an instructive 
essay, and the biographical and critical elements in the sketches that follow are 
evenly balanced, the sources to Miiich the author modestly attributes the merits 
of the l)ook sliowing the comprehensiveness with which the materials have been 
studied. An unobtrusive but lucid style and an impartial spirit combine to art'ord 
us objective portraits rather than the subjective impressions which often are 
substituted for likenesses. 

A chronological table in two columns, one of works published, the other of com- 
parative chronology, is a condensation of European literary annals of the years 
1748-171)1). A full index completes the work. 

Bij Frederic Willard Farke, of Boston, Mass. '_ 

Some Works relating to Brookline, Massachusetts, from its settlement to the year 
1900. With notes and corrections. By Cjiaklks Eolton. Re- 
printed from the rublications of the Brookline Historical Publication Society. 
Brookline: The Kiverdale Press : C. A. W. Spencer. PJOO. 8vo. pp. 91-117. 
This bililiograpliy of Brookline is the fruit of the spare hours of Mr. Bolton 
while librarian of the Brookline Public Library. It has not been his aim to in- 
clude all the procurable notices of the citizens of the town, nor to catalogue 
every reference to it, yet the work actually done "will be pronounced by whoever 
examines it such as every town in the IJiuou would arilently wish might be per- 
formed in its behalf. The notes are rre(|uentan(l very useful. Besides pidjlica- 
tions by llie town and those relating to its churches, scliools and libraries, such 
locally important family histories as are in the town liljrary are admitted to the 
list. -Mtliougli tile entries are, of course, in al|)habctical order, tlie librarian's 
instinct suggested the addition of an index, lest subjects not indicated in the 
body of the work should escape notice. The pamphlet is beautifully printed. 
Bij Frederic Willard Farke. 

1673-1899. History of the Town of SiuuUrla7id, Massachusetts, which orig- 
inally eml)raced within its limits the present towns of Montague and Leverett. 
By John Montaulu!; Sautii. Witli (Jenealogics prei)ared l)y JIknuy W. Taft 
and AiuuK T. Montauuic. Greenlleld, Mass. : Press of E. A. Hall & Co. 
11S'.)'.>. 8vo. Illustrated, pp. G81. Price ^5.00. 

Sunderland, Franklin County, is most fortunate in having public spirited citi- 
zens to prepare and publish its lustory. Sunderland was incorporated in 1718, 
the town of Montague was set oil' in 1753 and tlie town of Leverett in 1771. To- 
ilay it has a population of about seven hundred inhabitants and a valuation of 
about i;-;r)OM,U0(). It is mainly a farming town. Before us is a splendid history, 
ricli in local rendnisci'iice, and from cover to cover packed with information re- 
l.iting to the town and its past ami present fanulies. The town has reasons to 
rejoice in the carefulness and pains of Henry W. Taft, Esq., whose many years 
liave been devoted to the history of the folks of Sunderland and supplemented 
by the industry of Miss Al)bie T. Montague who entered into the labors Avhich 
Mr. Taft laid down. John Montague Sniitli, Esq., prepared the historical por- 
tions, and it is done witli a fullness and faithfulness truly refreshing. All in all 
it is a genuine local history. Two huudreil pages are devoted to genealogies, 
tdpliabetically arranged. Its genealogical index is a beauty. The service of 
Sunilcrland in the various French and Intlian Avars, the struggle for indepen- 
dence and the recent war Ijctween the States, is patriotic; but it is not in war 
only, but in tlie allairs of peace, that Sunderland ranks foremost. Her roll of 
college men and women, her citizens who liave gone to founil new towns and 
States, Ijcaring generous spirits with them, have rellected honor and fame to 
the humble town. Her own citizens also who till the llelds and dwell at the 
homesteads are rellecting creilit. Her schools, her public library, her nninner 
of caring for iiublic allairs and |)rom()ting weal amongst themselves, is most 
comniendabh!. Tids history will surely llnd its way to the libraries of our nation 
and to the homes of those whose kinsnuMi have shared in making Sunilerland a 
typical country town of New England. 
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Foundations of Genealogy, toith Sugfjcs lions on (he Art of Preparing Records of 
Ancestry. I5y William Stowki.i. Mills, LL.B. Moiiogniph I'ubiishlng Com- 
pany, N. Y. 1809. Sq. 12nio. pp. xii.-f270. 

Tlio exalted view of the vocation of the genealogist presented in these pages 
miglit ha considered as almost too ideal were it not plain from the manner in 
wliich the practical details are handled, tliat the antlior is intimately acquainted 
with his subject, as well in its particular as its general features, and can as 
efl'ectually help in the drudgery of research as he can indicate the relation of 
genealogy to history and even to the law of evolution. This is a book therefore 
■\vhicli should be read )jy every genealogist. The only otlier sinnlar publication, 
W. r. W. riiillimore's " How to Write a Family History," Avas designed princi- 
pally for investigators in England, M'hereas this one is inspired by the recogni- 
tion of the need by the American people, as a part of their education, of a com- 
prehension of genealogy in its genuine signillcance. 

The science is discussed in all its important bearings, ranged under the heads, 
•♦ Motives for Genealogical Inquiry, History and Genealogy, Survey of the 
Field, (iualillcations of tlie Genealogist, Number and Names of our Ancestors, 
Genealogy of tlie Family, Sources of Information and Kecords in the ]\Iother 
Country." It would be ditllcult to determine which of these subjects is best 
treateil; the chapter on "Sources of Information" is, perhaps, the one of 
exceptionable value, as it is also the longest. 

A spirit generously api)reciative of the labors of others, and a style similar to 
that which is s[)ecilk'd as one of the merits of a superior genealogy, are notice- 
able (lualities of the worlv. The indispensal)leness attached by the author to an 
index is exemplilied in tlie good one with which he has furnished his handbook. 
By Frederic Willard I'arke. 

In Memoriam. Frederic Walker Lincoln. [By Mary Knight Lincoln.] Bos- 
ton. Privately printed. 1809. 8vo. pp. 217. For. 

Seven times elected mayor of the City of Boston, and all his life serving his 
fellow-citizens in positions of trust and responsiljility, Frederic Walker Lin 
coin was a man who»e nobleness and efiiciency as a friend of humanity could best 
be known and most accurately portrayed by one possessing the intimacy with 
him enjoyed l)y his daughter, the author of this inspiring memorial of a lofty 
cluiractcr. The biographical sketcii, relating tlie events of his career with clear- 
ness, admirable simplicity and sulhciency of detail, constitutes the body of the 
volume; to this are added tlie accounts of the action of the city government 
relative to his death, and of the burial service, the address of Kev. Thomas Van 
Ness, and tributes from institutions and corporations. 

Let all Aviio need the reinvigoration derived from the influence of an ideally 
nnselllsli per.>onality, gratefully peruse tiie record of one who loved his city 
*' better than land or gohl, son or wife, limb or life." 
By Frederic WiUard Parke, 

Jlistary of the Ninth liegiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Second Bri- 
gade, First Diiiisiu}i, Fiftli Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, June, ISGl — 
Jane, ISG-i. By Danikl Gkokgf, Macnamai£a. Boston, Mass. : E. B. Stil- 
lings & Co., printers, 55 Sudbury Street. 1800. 8vo. pj). xii.-j-543. 
The personnel of this regiment was wholly Catholic Irish-American. All who 
read the record of its acluinements will hv, grateful to the autiior for his com- 
pllanci! with (he urgent ajipeid of liis comrades to write a complete and atleiiuato 
history of a body of men which, like all tlu^ regiments of the (j^rand Army of 
the Uepnblic, is fast jtassiug into the realm ;vhere the historian does not pene- 
trate. Tlie result of the acquiescence witii this ilesire is a volume pronounced 
by the regiment's committee on iiistory and the roster to be in agreement with 
their own experience, and sanctioned by their apjiroval. iSIiniite, statistical, 
anecdotal, it is a narrative of marclies, bivouacs and battles that docs justice to 
the patriotism and Ijravery of the Irish Ninth. 

Surpassing all the exploits of romance were the daily adventures of these 
citi/,cii-S(ddiers; and by the blood of such and that of tlieir lieroic foes was 
righted at hist Ihe wrong that sijrang from the passion for lucre and the lovoof 
Bij F. IK. I'arke, Esq., of Boston. 


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The, First llcglmfM Massachusctls Heavy Artillery, United Statca Volutite.ers, in 
the iSpiinis/i-AiHcrican War of 1S08. By Coi.. James A. Fryk. With llegi- 
iiichtiil lioster and Muster Roll and llftecn lUustratious. Boston: The 
CoU>nial Company. 18'J^. pp. xvi.+258. 

Tliis military record incUules no battU'S whatever, unless those of impatient 
spirits witli their own rebellious impulses, as the period of garrison duty was, 
to their disappointment, prolonged to the end of the war, when all opportunity 
for action was irretrievably lost. Nevertheless it is a narrative of great 
interest, and the service performed by the (Joast Defence was in every sense in 
keeping with the past achievements of the men who partook in it. Though not 
at the " front " in the usual acceptation of the word, they yet were there in its 
genuine military meaning, according to \vhich the-" front" is the place where an 
attack is considered iunnincnt. Ably has Col. Frye rendered due justice to 
the patriotism of his regiment by detailing the employments which no war 
correspondents were interested in and no nevvsi)apers cared to report. 

A chronology of the war closes the book. The illustrations are in the best 
style, and the typography fine. 
By Frcihric Willard I'arke. 

Hiatory uf Col. James Scamvian's Thirtieth lleijiraent of Foot, Eight Months' Ser- 
vice Men of 177o from York County, loith a Full Account of their Mooeinents 
durinij the Jlattle of Bunker Hill, and Cotiiplete Muster Jiolls of the Companies. 
By Nathan (Joold. lieprinted from the Maine Historical Society's Quarterly. 
Portland, Mo: The Thurston I'rint. 18'J'J. tivo. pp. GG. 
The report of the court-martial for trying Col. Scamman on the charge of dis- 
obedience tu orders and lack of suitible s|)irit in battle — accusations proved un- 
founded — f(n-ms the most interesting portion of this history. Not less valuable, 
ho\ve\er, are the sketches of tiie ollicers oli tlui j'egiuu'nt, accompanied as each 
is by genealogical infornuitit)n of grt^ater or less extent. Tiiese ski-tches include 
the names Moulton, W'otxl, Marstlea, Foster, Nasson, Crocker, Baron, Darby, 
Fernald, Snllivan, Leighton, Sawyer, Hill, Bragdon, Hubbard, Nowell and Dor- 

By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Arthur Mason Knapp. 1S39-180S. A Memorial. Boston. 1899. 12rao. pp. 

UG. Tor. 

The profound pleasure derived from reading the memoir of a good man was, 
it is evident, deeply felt by those who contributed the materials of tliis sin- 
cere and deserved tribute t(^ tiie beloved Curator uf the Bates Hall of tlie Bos- 
ton rnl)lic Library. The sketch of his life by his sister is followed by selections 
fromhis letters, the addresses of Rev. James DeNormandie and Rev. Wm. E. 
Barton, the tribute of his College Class (Harvard), extracts from olticial docu- 
ments of the Boston I'ublic Library and from personal letters relating to Mr. 
Knapp's ^vork as librarian and teacher, and, lastly, encomiums of the i)ress. 
'J'lie little volume, both in appearance ami contents, is a lltting memorial of one 
whom all who were brought in contact with him esteemed as a religiously con- 
scientious, most intelligent and delicately courteous servant of the public. 

By Frederic Willard Farke. 

The Bridgewatcr Book. Illustrated. Boston : Geo. H. Ellis, printer, 272 Con- 
gress Street. 1899. 4to. pp. -lO-f-xii. 

This beautiful volume is composed of articles on Bridgewater in England, 
the settlement Jiere, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, North Bridgewater 
and Brockton, the State Normal School, the Meirtorial Library, and others 
of similar interest. Each paper is accompanied by the choicest illustrations, 
and the whole book, contents, paper, binding and i)ictures, forms au admirable 
town-memorial and scenic album of Bridgewater. 
By F. II'. Farke, Esq., of Boston. 

The Old liecords of the Town of Fitchburgh, Massachusetts. Vol. IL of the 
I'rinted liecords of the Town. Compiled by Waltku A. Davis, City Clerk. 
Fltcliburg: Published by authority of the City Council. 1.S99. pp. 425. 


The llrst volume of tiicse records was noticed in the Ricoisnut for January, 
99. This issue contains the complete record of the town meetings, select- 

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men's and miscellaneous records bc-^lnnhifj on p. 324, Feb. 9, 1789, to p. 506, April 
18, 179G, volume I. of the old records; also the vital statistics contained in vol- 
nine I. and a portion of voUune 11. of the old rect)rds. The superior typography 
is noticeable in this as in the former voUinif. It cannot fail to be of assistance 
to geuealo_i;ical students, as well as to those who are seeking a knowledge of 
the systems ailopted by our forefathers in the transaction of town atfairs. 
By F. W. I'urke, Esq., of Boslon. 

" Survey of the Antiquities of the City of Oxford," composed in 1661-6, by Anthony 

Wood. Edited by Andhew Clahk, M.A. Vol. III. Addenda and Indexes. 

With illustration. Oxford : Printed for the Oxford Historical Society at 

the Clarendon Tress. 1899. 8vo. pp. ix.+-17(;. 

This volume, prepared under disad\'antages mentioned in the preface, com- 
pletes Wood's treatise on the City of Oxford, and shows the immense and often 
confuseil mass of materials which he handled. Chapters on temporal and spiri- 
tual government, municipal privileges and boundary, famous natives of Oxford, 
monumental inscriptions and excerpts from p:irish registers, make up the book. 
The indexes of the entire work of three volumes occupy nearly half of the pages. 

By Frederic Willurd Parke. 

Henry Knox, a Soldier of the lievolution ; Major-General in the Continental Army, 
]i'i'(shini/tiin's Chief of Artillery, First Secretary of War under the Constitution, 
Founder of the Society of Cincinnati ; 1750-1800. Hy No.\ii BiiouKS. Illus- 
trated, (i. rutiuun's Sons : New York & London ; The Knickerbocker Press. 
lUbU. 8vo. pp. XV.+28G. 

This is the second in the series of "American Men of Pinergy." The large- 
bodied and large-hearted bookseller, soldier, statesman and master of " Mont- 
pelier," grandiloipient, gay, rich in every noblest quality of manhooil, is here 
ilepicted by an admirer who thoroughly comprehentls the glorious spirit whose 
actions herelates. Since the publication of this volume there is no longer any 
justillcation of the author's complaint, in the llrst lines of his work, regarding 
tlie iuconspicuousness of Henry Knox among the heroes of the Revolution. 
What may be called the emergence of the " Knox Papers" into pui)licity in this 
form — since they were the principal source of i\Ir. Prooks's materials — would be 
welcomed, one can ])elieve, by the general himself. Almost a personal afl'ection 
is excited by such a biography as this, together with the undoubting conviction 
that its subject was among the superior ranks of those beings who, in the 
language of the preamble to his will, " are perpetually migrating and ascending 
in ihe scale of mind acccM'diiig to certain principles always founded on the great 
basis of morality and virtue." 
The exterior of the volume and the illustrations are alike iu good taste. 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Samson Occom, and the Christian Indians ofXew England. By W. DkLoss Love, 

Pli.l). Poston: The Pilgrim Press. Chicago. Svo. pp. xi.+;379. 111. 

To all who desire justice rendered to the red man, both the Indian of the past 
and the present, and therefore crave unprejudiced information of his history and 
character, this book will be of great assistance in attaining their object, and will 
also lill them— as do all the anmils of our unhappy Indian brethren— with com- 
miseration and remorse. An absorbing story is iiere told : The sincere conver- 
sion of the heart of an Indian to Christ-like goodness, not to dogma merely ; his re- 
markable sense of the imidications of the doctrines of his Master, above that of 
his co-laborers, as shown in Ids condemnation of slaveholding by the ministers of 
the Gooil Tidings ; his nnfortiniale, but unimportant ami very excusable fall into 
intemperance, tlie example of the clergy being an encouragement rather than a 
restraint; his visit to England, his many trials after his return, and the fate of 
his poor people on wiiom he had spent Ins labors, — these ar(; all treated by Mr. 
Love in a manner indicating appreciative sympathy ■\villi the personage of his 

Examples of the text and music of Mr. Occum's Ilymu-Book are of exceeding 

Worthy of great praise, In motive and execution, is this portrayal, in the colors 
of truth, of a man wlio, although of savage ancestry, gave plainest evidence of 
possessing by inlnu'ltance that nature receptive of the good seed which the 
Sower himself has called " a good and honest heart." 

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All appiMulix of thirty-two pinjos consists of a " Fftmlly History of the llrother- 
towii IiKliiiiiri," a uiihiiio follcctiun of geiu;:iloglcs. A complete index is fur- 

The International MonlhUj, a Magazine of Contemporary Thought. Pablished 
at Burlington, Vermont, by tlie MacniilUin Conipuny of New York. Macmillan 
& Co. J.imited, London, England. 8vo. pp. 100 each number. Price, $3 a 
year. .Single numbers, 2'> cts. 

The object of this magazine, of which Frederick A. Kichardson is the editor 
and Ebea rutnam the business manager, is to present in a literary form, free 
from technical expressions, the work and progress made in the several depart- 
ments of knowledge. This promises to be a\i,-,efnl publication. Mr. J'utnani 
l.s well known to our readers as the editor and publisher of " Putnam's Histori- 
cal Magazine." 

hyiaphsfjom (,'rarri/ards in Wcllcsloj (furnierlij West Ncedham), North Natick, 
and .St. M<infs Vhurdujard in NcwUm I.owrr Fulls, Massaclaificttn, with (Genea- 
logical and liingraphir<tl Notes. J}y (Jkougk Kuii.n Ci.aiiki;, LL.U. Privately 
printed. Boston. I'JUO. Press of T. 1{. Marvin & Son, Printers. 1 vol. 8vo. 
pp. 23G. Price §3. 

It was a happy conception iiil\Ir. Clarke to weave Into one volume the historical 
and genealogical delails of his f(•ll()^v citi/.ens, whose toml)Mtones he found in the 
various grave) ards of old Ncidliain and vicinity. 'J'lu! labor and car(;fid veri- 
llcallon of names and dates have bec^ii most creditably performed and give to 
the volume an authority not otherwise in print. Since 1711, when Needham was 
set oil" from Dedham, the Smiths, Fullers, Parkers, Mills, Kingsburys, Daniells 
and Bacons of the mother town have discharged the duties of' citizenship with 
jadgmeut and to the beneht of the child. Mr. Clarke's familiarity with the public 
records, and the private pedigrees of these families, has enabletl him to j)resent 
the leading facts of two centuries concisely and reliably. The tranciuillity and 
contentment of a well conditioned interior town pervades the whole relation. 
The resolution and confidence with Avhieh a moderate population met the chau"'- 
ing vicissitudes of provincial, revolutionary and Liter periods, are plainly shoAvn 
in the valuable vital statistics, following the inscriptions, which in sober gravity 
" the rustic moralist" raised to the perpetual memory of the loved and lost, who 


Wo know not what — we linow not where.' 

The book is unique and without precedent. It is enjoyable and captivating; 
thoroughly indexed and sure of preservation in the leading families of the town' 
of tlieir kinsmen, now widely scattered and found in every State. All cherish 
an abiding pride in their ancestry, whose simple epitaphs enforce attention. 

Bij Ueo. A. Oordan, A.M., of Smnercille, Mass. 

The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America. By JouN Fiskk. In two volumes, 
Boston and New York : Houghton, Mifflin &. Co. : The Kivcrside Press, Cam- 
bridge. Ib'J'J. 2 vols. Sm. 8vo. pp. xvi.-f-2'Ji; xvi+tOO. 
Clearness of style, liberality of sentiment, and that historical sense that detects 
and eti'ectively presents the most picturesque incidents and the most striking 
features of character, it is these that distinguish these records of the foundation 
and progress of the ccjlonies of New York and Pennsylvania. The subject 
certainly invites a treatment not far from romantic. Handled by the ordinary 
writer, itiso()ually fascinating and instructive; as relleeted from the mind of Mr. 
Fiske, It acquires unusually caiitivatlng interest and broad signillcance. The 
Cosnuc philosopher was sure to construct a brilllunt story of the people of 
all others most nearly " our own folks," and of the sectarists who were not only, 
as Mr. Fiske says, the most Protestant of the Protestants, but may be regarded 
as, in belief and practice, the most Christian of the Christians of their time. 
The events and i)ersons of the narrative are of such importance and so attrac- 
tively represented that one perusal will scarcely satisfy the reader of this ncAV 
production of our wise and heartily hunuin historian and essayist. 

Tlu're are two appi ndixes, (he llrst consisting of eight Leisler documents, the 
second of the Charter for the Province of Pemisylvaida, lOHl. 

Ill his American series this work follows Mr. Fiske's " Begluuinija of New 
2{'j Frederic Willard Parke. 

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77te National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, being the History of the United 
States as iUnstrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders and Defenders of the 
llcpuhlir, and uf the Men and Wointn who are doing /he Work and mo aiding the 
Thought of the. Fresetit Time. Edited by clistiiiiiuishiiel 15ic)grai)liei's, selected 
from eacli State; revised and approved l)y tlie most eminent Historians, 
Scliolars and Statesmen of the Day. Vol. IX. New York : James T. White 
&. Co. 1899. tto. pp. 527. III. 

What was said of Vol. VIII. of this Avork, in the Hkoistku for Jan. 1899, is 
equally applicable to the volume last issued. Overcoming all the difllculties 
encountered in i)rocuring llrst-hand information — dillicnlties whicli in sonn; in- 
stances niiiiht be called appalling — and contenting themselves with nothing less 
than absolutely accurate details, the editors have pnnluced another example of 
their methoel of composing history, which, if it is true, as Ave ha\'e authority for 
believing, that history is biography, is the ideal method of historical composi- 
tion. Tresented in this manner we have an exhaustive account of the Spanish- 
American war in the lives of the principal sharers in that strife. Civil engi- 
neers, artists, governors, architects, physicians, surgeons and bishops are in this 
volume embraced in the grouping according to professions to which allusion is 
made in tlie previous notice. It also includes genealogical records gathered 
with the greatest care, the correct Choate ancestry, in connection with the life 
of Hon. Joseph H. Choate, being here for the llrst time published, it is said. 
Articles on colleges and universities, with their presidents, illustrateii with por- 
traits of which some have never before appeared, contain much iuforniatiou 
nowhere else to be had. 

A treasury of portraiture the series should emphatically be called, the greater 
part of the likenesses being reproduced from photographs taken especially for 
this work. Nearly every sketch has both portrait and autograph appended. 
Excellent paper, clear type and sumptuous binding are littiiig externals of volumes 
that are aflluent with stores indispensable to the student and lover of America. 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Historical llegister. January, 1900. Published by the Medford Historical 
Society, Medford, Mass. Vol. III. No. 1. 1. 8vo. pp. -17. 111. 
This admirably printed quarterly oilers us, as the principal article of this 
number, occupying, indeed, all but live pages, a paper by Charles H. Morss on 
"The I)evelo[)nu'nt of the rublie School of MeilCord," illustrated by a most in- 
teresting picture of the Higli School of the Last Century, and also by one of the 
present High School IJuilding. In the "High School Department " are contri- 
butions from pupils of that institution, which are examples of the school-work 
in American liistory. I5esides these is the Treasurer's Report of the Town of 
Medford, with a prefatory note. Both the exterior and contents of this maga- 
zine are very creditable to the Society of which it is the organ. 
Bij TVedcric Willard I'arke. 

Twelfth lieport of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 

Towns and Counties. By Houkut T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston: Wright 

& Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Olhce Square. 1900. 8vo. pp. 18. 

The principal contents of this pamphlet, Avhich is Public Document No. 52, 

are the " Work of the Year, Value of the Records, Consulting the Records, 

Church and Parish Records, Births, Marriages and Deaths," and a report on 

typograjihic details and llres. 

Tiie cure of rnbllc Ivccords, as nrgi'd in Mr. vSwan's circular, cojjled In this 
report, will be stimulated and assisted by such reports as these, and their final 
ert'ect shouhl be to impress on the public mind the declaration of Charles Francis 
Adams that, eventually, " town records will be accepted as second in historical 
importance to no other form of archives." 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Old Plans of Oxford. 15 sheets, 14 in. by 21 in., in Portfolio. Oxford Histori- 
cal Society Publication Thirty-eighth. 

Of tlicKC sheets eight are appropriated to Agas's Plan of Oxford (1578-88), 
four to Whittlesey's Engraving of Agas's Plan, and Berei)lock's Elizabethan 
Views (1728), one to lloilar's Plan of Oxford (1048), and two to Loggan's Plan 
of Oxford (1G75). The reproductions are exquisite, no pains having been spared, 


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It is evident, to ensure beauty of appearance as well as accuracy. The contents 
of tlie I'ortrolio are of exceeding interest to all wlio lionor tlie seat of the most 
renowned of the universities of England. 

Publications of the Shropshire Parish liegister Society. August and November, 

1891). 10 vols. 8vo. 
Diocese of Hereford, liegister of HuijhUy. pp. 115-106. 
Diocese of Hereford. ltc(jisicr of Hduioood, pp. 1(17-244. 
Diocene of Hi'reford. liegisier of CUinbunj. pp. 17'J-;iG2. 

Diocese of Lichfield. Uegislers of Stapleton and Morelun Corbet, pp. 197-306. 
Diocese of Lichfield, lieijislers of AlbriglUon, near Shrcwshurij, and Droughton. 

pp. 307-i5G2. 
Diocese of Lichfield. Beglsters of Kenleij. pp. 81-14G. 
Diocese of Lichfield. Jiegislers of Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, and Bonin- 

gale. pp. 1-228. 
Diocese of St. Atiaj^h. Register of Halston. pp. 1-12. 
Indexes. 2 vols. Battlefield. Hurley, Sibdon Garwood, Boniagale, Broughton, 

Halstun, Melverley, Shipton, SiaethcoLe. pp. G; xii. 

Tlie above issues of the Shropsliire Parish Register Society are of similar 
value to those noticed in the Uicgisteh for July, 18'J9, as also to those publica- 
tions of the Parish liegister Society relating to Shropshire wiiich were reviewed 
in .lanuary of the present year. Their typograpliical excellence, tlie helpful 
editorship displayed, and the importance of the records transcribed, combine to 
raise their merit to a superior degree. 

The Ipswich Emersons A.D. 16S6-1900. A Genealogy of the Descendants of 
Thumas Emerson of Ipswich, Mass., with some account of his English Ancestry. 
By PiCiNjAMiN Kkndall Emeksun (12U4) assisted l)y Capt. Geo. A. Gordon, 
Secretary N. E. Historic Genealogical Society. Illustrated. Printed for 
jirivate circulation. Boston: Press of David Clapp & Sou. M.C.M. 8vo. 
pp. 537. Price ^5. 

This volume meets the requirements indispensable to a place among the 
best family histories. It is well arranged, contains verbatim citations from 
original documents, is printed on rag paper, and has a complete index. Capt. 
Gortlon's experience led him to search the registries of ileeds and of i)robate, rich 
mines to the genealogist anvl biographer, for whatever related to the early Emer- 
sons, and we have thns a great deal of valuable matter in tins l>(>ok. There are 
many proljate papers given in fnll and verbatim. Tlie journal of the liev. Daniel 
Emerson of llollis, whicii relates to his service as chaplain of liogers's Uaiigers 
in 1755, is of special interest, as are other original documents (juoted. Tliere 
are many biograpliical sketches, some of them extensive, an essential feature of 
a flrst rate family history in these days. The lx)ok contains twenty-eight por- 
traits, and a mimber of other illiisLrations and facsimiles of autographs. Au 
nceouut of the Ihiglish Kmersons precedes that of the American family, and 
while It contains some specnlations as tt) the origin of the name, etc., it is free 
irom the absurdities tiiat often mar this portion of similar works. Any one who 
has had ex[)erience with a genealogy or.local history, long in press, will not be 
suri)rised to learn that the supplement lllls seventy pages. 

Dr. Kinerson is entitled to great credit for adding this line volume to the num- 
ber of printed family liislories, and he has bestowed a priceless gift upon the 
descendants of Thomas Emerson of Ipswich. Much praise is to be accorded to 
the assisting editor, Ca|)t. Gordon, who arranged tlie material, perfected the 
records and read the proof. Limited space prevents special comment upon the 
many attractive features of the book. 
By George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., Needham, Mass. 

Diary by Increase Mather, March, 1675-Deceniber, 1G7G. Together with Extracts 
frtnn Another Diary by Him, 1674-1687. With an Introduction and Notes by 
S.\AiuKL A. GuEEN. Cambridge: John Wilson and Sou, University Press. 
lUOO. bvo. pp. 54. 

Ill the collection of books and manuscripts on American history which the 
Massachusetts Historical Society received in 1858 from the library of Dr. Jere- 
my Belknap, were a manuscript diary by Increase Mather and extracts from a 
luller diury by him made by Dr. Belknap. In a small book, about three by live 

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Inches In size, Increase Mather Jotted down iilmoat dally Items in regard to his 
personal and religious life bctwoeii 1 mo [March] 25, 1(;45, and 10 mo. [Decem- 
ber! 7 1G76. A full copy of this diary forms the principal part of the pamphlet 
before' us. Nothin<? sliows more clearly the real character of a man than Ins 
private diary, for there he records the events of his life and his true thoughts 
and feelinas without regard to the opinions of others. The little glimpse of 
Increase Mather's life and character whicli is here given to us carries us back 
to the early days of New England and shows us the strong foundation on which 
oui- forefathers ))uilded. While this private diary gives us an insight into a 
tvpical individual life of that period, the extracts from a more compendious 
diary covering the period from 1('.74 to Ifi.'^?, with which the pamphlet concludes, 
tell of the life of the colony at large, its hopes, fears and tribulations. Mr. 
Green is of the opinion that Dr. Belknap made his extracts from a diary once 
in the possession of Thomas Prince, referred to by the latter as " An account 
of memorable things in New England from l(i74 to 1087 inclusively, written by 
tlie late llev. Increase Mather in his own Hand." An additional interest attaches 
to both diaries because they were written during the troul)lous times of King 
Philip's War. 

By Euth Wood Iloag of Boston, Mass. ' ' ■ ■■■-.,.■■■ m ' '-f <! 

The First Century of the History of Springjield. TJie Official Records from 1636 
to 1736, with an Historical licview and Biographical Mention of the Founders. 
By lIicNUY M. BuuT. In two volumes. Si)ringfli'ld, Mass. Printed and pub- 
lished by Henry M. Burt. 189'.). 8vo. pp. 473; 712. 

Sprin'-lleld, the llrst settlement in INIas.saehusetts west of Boston, with whose 
beginnings are associated William Pynclion, Matthew Mitchell, Henry Smith, 
Jehu Burr, William Blake, Edmund Wood, Thomas LIfford and John Cable, well 
deserves the careful and thorough study which the author of " The First Century 
of Springlleld " has given it. The result of his work is a great contribution to 
our knowledge of early New England history. 

Each volume opens with a historical review in which the history of the settle- 
ment is set forth. Included in the llrst review is the book by William Pynchon, 
entitled "The Meritcu'ious Price of our Redemption, Justillcation, etc.," on ac- 
count of which he was obliged to leave Si)ringlleld and return to England. The 
book was condemned by the General Court as heretical and was burned in Boston 
with the exception of a very few copies. As William Pynchon was the leader lu 
the settlement of Springfield, the introduction of his book and an account of the 
trouble which it caused is very appropriate in a history of Springfield. A chrono- 
logical summary of the principal events noted on the town records precedes a 
careful copy of those records. The first volume covers the period IGoG to 
. 1G82, including volumes I. and II. of the original records. The second volume 
gives the records from 10(;4 to 173G as they appear in volume III. of the original 
town records. The second volume closes with sketches of prominent early in- 
habitants, giving three generations of their descendants. Several maps show 
the grants to tlie first setl:lers. The fine illustrations from photographs taken by 
the author, and the numerous reproductions of original documents anil ol auto- 
graphs of the early settlers, help to bring the places and peui)!.- m-n- vividly be- 
fore the reader. An unusually full index of topics and nameo accomiianies 
each volume, and is one more evidence of the accurate care with whicli the 
work was compiled. It is greatly to be regretted that the author of so valuable 
a iiistory could not have been spared to carry on his good work still farther. 

U. W. H. 

A Memorial of the Toion of Ilampstead, N'ew Hampshire. Historic and ^''"e- 
alogic Sketches. Proceedings of the Centmnial (Jdehration, July 4th, 1849. 
rroceedin<is of the 150th A)iniversary of the Tovui's Inenrporatiun, July 4th, 
1899. Illustrated. Compiled by IlAUUiicTTii Eliza Nuvks, Boston, Mass. : 
George B. Keed, 4 Park Street. 18'J9. 8vo. pp. 4G9. 

Brought together in substantial binding and attractive form are the accounts 
of anniversaries of the town's incorporation, with a historical sketch by Jolm 
Kelly. In addition, the compiler presents many interesting facts in her sketches 
of the civil, military and religious history of Ilampstead. The list ol town 
ofilcers for on(i hundred and fifty years and tin; births, publishments and mnr- 
rlages from tlu; first bo<<ks of the town records, as well as brief genealogical 
notes of prominent families, give the book permanent value for reference. It 
has a good index and is profusely illustrated. "• w. ii. 

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Ni'marial of the Cdchration of the Two Hundred a7id Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
Jiinirporadonofthe Totcu of jifahlcn, JUassarh^csctts, May, 1899. Cambridge: 
I'liiitod at tlie University Tross, I'JOO. 8vo. pp. xii.+SlO. 
In May, 181)9, Maldeu celebrated Mitli great n)agnirtcence her two hundred 
and fiftieth anniversary. Now she pul)lisiics a line nieuiorial volume propor- 
tionate to the importance of the event, giving a detailed account of the manner 
in Aviiich the incori)oration of the town was commemorated. Tlie feature of the 
celebration which will be most valuable to posterity was the marking of liistoric 
spots by ap))ropriate inscriptions. A description of these is included in the 
niemorial volume. K. w. u. 

An Ilisloriral Diacunrse, Delivered May 21, 1S99, at the Celebration of the Two 
Hundred and FifUrlh Anniversary of tlie Oryujiization of the First Church of 
Christ in Maiden, Mass., by Kev. Johiiua Wyman Wellman, D.D., an Ex- 
, pastor. Cambridge: The University Press. ' 1809. 8vo. pp. 29. 
■ Two interesting discourses relating to the history of the First Church of 
Maiden are printed in this pamphlet. The llrst is a history of the Ijeginnings of 
the church and the life of its first pastor, Kev. Marmaduke Matthews. The 
second contains brief sketches of its important ministers, from its beginniug 
with Matthews until recent times. ii. w. ii. 

Manometiana Xumher Four; or a Collection of the Epitaphs of the " Old Burial 
Hill," riymouih, Manomet, Mass. Compiled by Kev. IIaiq Adadouiuan, Pas- 

■. tor Second Congregational Church in Plymouth, Manomet, Mass. Plymouth, 

■; Mass. 1899. 8vo. pp. 38. 

As Manomet, or South Plymouth, was settled as early as 1639, the cemetery 
whose epitaphs are here presented was doubtless in use very early. The date 
of the earliest epitaph, however, is 1717. Eighty-six graves are marked with 
atones. The inscriptions upon all, except three winch could not be decipliered, 
are copied verbatim and presented in this pamphlet in as nearly their original 
form as they cau be printed. This is an interesting aud valuable work, well 
done. u. w. u. 

York Xecrology. Complied by Makquis F. ICing. 8vo. pp. 13. 

This is a list of four hundred and twenty-seven deaths between 1775 and 1807, 
copied from " A Book of Mortality," in pussession of Mr. J. II. Moody, parish 
clerk, York, Me. The pam[)hlet is well printed and needs no index as the names 
are arranged alphabetically. u. w. u. 

The Early Itecords of the Toion of Providence, Volume XV., being the Providence 
Tovn Papers, Vol. I., 1639 to April, 1682, numbers 01 to 0367. Printed 
iiuder authority of the City Council of Providence l)y Hokatio Kogkhs and 
l~i)\VAi;i) FiKi.i), Kecoril tJommissioners. Providence: Snow and Faruham, 
City Printers. 1899. S\o. pp. vii.-|-300. 

With the volume before us Providence completes tW publication of all her 
earliest records. Tlie work has been well done. In the fourteen previous vol- 
umes have been printed the four earliest books of records, the first book of 
wills, the records of town meetings and town council, and the first book of deeds. 
The present volume includes miscellaneous papers covering a period from 1639 
to 1G82. K. w. II. 

Stale of New Hampshire. Documents relating to the Masonian Patent, 1630- 
1S4G, Vol. XXIX. Town Charters, Vol. VI. Masonian Papers, Vol. III. 
]Jy Amii;ui' Srii.LMAN Batchioi.i.oh, Eilitor of State Papers. Concord: Ed- 
ward N. Pearson, Public I'rinter. 1896. 8vo. pp. xv.-f-678. 
The two volumes already published in the series of Masonian papers presented 
the town charters ynuited under the Masonian claim; while this, the third, is a 
collection of papers on the gi'ueral sul)ject of that claim, arranged chronological- 
ly. IMaiiy of tlie documents included were oljtained from private sources and 
llirow much additiomd light on tlie subject. Its cari'ful index makes this u 
valuable source of InformaLlun for the student of New Hampshire history. 

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Archives of Manjland, Volume XVII. Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 
IGSl to 1685-6, 4to. pp. xi.+507. Volume XIX. Procceduujs of the (ieneral 
Assembhj of Mtirylaiid, September, 1693, tu June, 1697. 4to. i)p." x.-fG09. 
Volume seventeen completes the publication of the two lone; lost Council 
Books reeovci'od in 18'J5. An appendix contains sonic letters of William Pei,n 
and other documents of the periotl covered by the Council Ivecurds. Volume 
nineteen is a continuation of the rroceediugs publislicd in IH'M, in volume thir- 
teen. Each volume is well indexed. u. w. ii. 

Uiatory of Hanover Academrj. By Rev. T>. B. Ford, author of " New England's 
Strugt^les for llelia;ious Liberty." Boston: II. M. lliujht, Printer, SlU Wash- 
ington Street. IS'J!). 12mo. pp. 221. Price fifty cents; sixty cents by mail. 
The good work of one of tiie smaller academies of New England is here set 
forth in an attractive and well illustrated volume. Hanover Academy waa 
founded in IHOH by ]{ev. (.'alviu (Jhaddock, and its last graduating exercises oc- 
cni'red in 1K',»1. The life of its founder is given together with interesting 
tsketches of prominent teachers and pupils. u. w. ii. 

Annals of Yarmouth and Barriagton, Nuvn Scotia, in the Tievohttionary War. 
Compiled by Edmund Duval Poole. Yarmouth, N. S. Reprinted from the 
Yarmouth Herald. J. Murray Lawson. 1899. 8vo. pp. xvi.-|-133. 
This is an interesting presi'ntation of the attitude; of the inhal)itants of Yar- 
moutii and IJ.-u ringlon toward (Jreat IJritaiu at the tlmci of the American Revo- 
lution by means (jf lettei's, depositions, pi^tilions and acts of the (jeneral Court 
till llh; in tlu' Massachusetts Archives. Printed on good paper and well indexed, 
tins volume is a material addition to the jjublislu'd history of the Revolution. 
The compiler is to be commended for copying the matter verbatim. Original 
documents speak ft)r themselves, and any one Avho makes them acccssii)le to a 
larger number of people does a public service. K. w. ii. 

The Historical Itecurd. Edited by F. C. Johnson. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. : Press 

of The Wilkes-Barre lUcord. ' 8vo. 1897, Vol. VII., pp. 210; 1899, Vol. 

VIII., pp. -102. Price per volume $1.50 ])apcr, §2.00 cloth. 

The " Historical Record " is largely a comijilation of the articles of permanent 

interest relating to the early history of Wyonung Valley which have appeared 

in the Wilkes-Barre Daily Jleeord. It has a department of Notes and Queries 

on antiejuarian and genealogical questions. By means of a good index in each 

volume much valuable information can be found. u. w. ii. 

The SdUth Carolina Historical and (renealogical Magazine. Published quarterly 
by the South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, S. C. Edited by A. S. 
Sallky, Jr., secretary and treasurer of the Society. Vol. I., No. 1, January, 
1900. Printed for the Society by The Walker, Evans and Caswell Co., Charles- 
ton, S. C. 8vo. pp. 118. Price to others than members, $1.00 per number. 
The South Carolina Historical Society, which was lirst organized on 2 June, 
1855, took a great step forward in October, 1899, when it determiueil to enqjloy 
a secretary and treasurer, who should also be librarian, and to pulilish a quarter- 
ly magazine. The lirst number of the magazine promises well for the future. 
Its contents are: Letter from Thomas Jetlerson to Judge William Joiinson; 
The Mission of Col. John Laurens to Europe in 1781 ; Papers of the First Coun- 
cil of Safety; The Bull Family of South Carolina. K. w. ii. 

Systematic History Fioid. l^(/)•(v.s^';• County, Jlassachusetts, Warni)igs, 1737- 
17SS. \\\i\\ an Introducllon by FiiAM'LS E. Blakic, and an Index of Sur- 
names. Worct'sti'r, Massachusetts: Publisheil l)y Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1899. 8vo. p[). 101. [Nuud)er one of the series under this 
fund. 100 copies printed and nund)eri;d. Price §2.00 net.] 
There is probably no source of genealogical information in Massachusetts, 
■which has been so much neglected by compilers of family histories, as the 
records of the county courts. That these records contain any genealogical 
data other than the returns of vital statistics, seems to have been known only 
to a few. In some cases the returns of vital recorils have been pul)lished, but 
this is the lirst publication of "warnings" that has come to our noti<;e. 

The laws of Ihi! I'rovluce perndttod strang(!rs to bcicome inhabitants of a town 
by a residence of three months in that town, unless the selectmen properly 

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warned them out and made a return of the warning to the connty Court of 
Quarter Sessions. The large number of returns made to the eourts indicate 
that the selectmen were zealous in guarding the towns from liability of sup- 
porting any who might become town charges. It is a mistake, liowever, to as- 
some that all, or even a large proportion, of the persons named in these warnin"-s 
were " poor and indigent," as the law made no distinction, and it is a fact that 
many named were emiueutly respectable and often became influential in town 
all airs. 

The volume before us contains all Avarnings appearing upon the records of 
Worcester County from 17:57 to 178H, arranged ali)hal)etically by towns. It is 
excei-dmgly valuable to genealogists, furnishing genealogical data relating to 
more tliau a thousand surnames, often giving the names of children which" are 
not fountl elsewhere, and frequently giving the occupation and former resi- 
dence of those warned. A good index of surnames renders the data available 
for quick reference. 

The same good qualities that characterize the former publications of Mr. Rice 
are lound in this volume. 

Tlie Bent Family in America. Being mainly a Genealoc/y of the Descendants of 
John Lent who settled in Smlburi/, Mass., in 1G3S, unth Notes upon the Family 
in Knuluhd and Elsewhere. By \llkn II. Boston: Printed by David 
tlapp .»t Son. 1<>U0. 8vo. pp. 31:3. 111. Price, iiJ4.00. 

Bailey Genealogy. James, John and Thomas, and their Descendants. In three 
parts. Edited by K. Bailky. [Published by direction of the Bailey- 
I.ayiy Association.] Sonierville, Mass. : The Citizen Cumpuny. 181)9. 8vo 
pp. vi. 4-471). 

Genealogy of the Dickey Family. By John Dickicy. Worcester, IMass. : Press 
of h. S. Blanchard and Co. 18I>8. 8vo. pp. 322. 111. 

A Complete Memoir of Eichard Haines (1633-1685), a forgotten Sussex Worthy, 
ictthalull Account ejf his Ancestry and rosterity (containing also Chapters on 
thepngnioj the Netmes Hayue and JLiynes and the various Coa(s-of-Anns as- 
socutted with them). By CuAia.ics Kkginald IIainics, M. A., Camb. fLondon ^ 
1891), 8vo. pp. xvi. -(-],')(). III. ■- ■-■ 

The English Ancestry of lleinold and Matthew Manin of Hartford, Ct 1638 
their Humes and I'arish Churches. By William T. R. ."NIauvin. Privately 
printed. Boston. lUUO. 8vo. pp. 181. 111. Maps. 

Supplement to John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co., Conn., and his Descendants. 
( Published m 1897.) 1634-1900. Compiled bv Lkonahd Lke. Published 
by the " Lee Association." Meriilen, Conn. Record-Republican Print. 19U0 
PI). Mi.-f-lTc;. 111. 

77((! Boss Family. The .Yaiuf, Boss. [By HicxitY R. Boss.] Advance sheets. 

Oj){cial Ueport of the Fourth American Tyler licunion, held at Washington, D. C. 

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1899. By Willaud I. Tylku Buigham, Esq. Chicago. 

111. 1899. Svo. pp. 47. 111. 

Genealogical Memoranda, relating chiefly to the Haley, Piper, Neal and Bicker 

Families of Maine and New llampshur.. Coinpileil by Rev. Joii.v W Hayi icy 

D.I). Eowell, Mass. : Courier-Citizen Press Co., Printers. 1900. 8vo. pp' 

IV',- r. ^'?^"" V"^"-"' ^'^■^^ '" ^''"^^'! *1-^'^ i" P^P*-'^- Address, John W. llayley, 
271 Gorhain St., Lowell, Mass. 

Tlie GenecUogy of Hugh McKay and his Lineal Descendants, 1785-1895. rBv 
William L. Keax. Boston. 1900.] Sm. Svo. pp. 7G. 

Wickham. [Genealogical Sketch.] By C. A. IIoppin, Jr. [Hartford, Conn. 
1S99.] Sm. 4to. pp. 12. 

Greenwood Colonial and Revolutionary Services, 1695-1783. By Isaac J 
Gur.KNwooi). Boston : Press of David Clapp and Son. 1899. Ob. 12mo 
l)p. 8. 

Vaiujhan Chart Compiled and arranged by Waltick Kknimll Watkins, Gene- 
alogist. 1900. 2;)i in. by 35 in. 


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Circular and Forms of the Oenealogicul Bureau of the Chamberlain Association. 

Additions and Corrections to Sumner Genealogy. [By William Sumneu Avi'lk- 
TON.] To January, 1900. 8vo. pp. 3. 

Wo continue in this number our (juarterly notices of genealogical works re- 
cently published. 

In the sections following the introduction, which arc chapters relating to the 
English Antecedents of American Hents, the Family in America, Memorials 
Quaint and Olden, the Family in War and the Family in Peace, Mr. Bent has 
related the story of a notable pioneering race, whose spirit of adventure, ex- 
ploration and hardihood he considers as its distinctive trait. Certain it is that 
evitlences of the frefjuinit Bcnit "treks" are traceal)le in nearly every part of 
tlic United States. The books, manuscripts and memorial relics which fas- 
cinated the attention of the author have been nuide by his zeal contributory to 
an ample family history, animated by biographical and traditional details, and 
furnishing proof of tiie intelligent manner in Avhich the llfteen years of its 
composition have been employed. The arrangement of the materials is chiefly 
after the Rkgistkr plan. The indexes arc in every respect adequate, and the 
pajier and type excellent. 

The three parts of the Bailey Genealogy are, respectively, accounts of James 
Bailey of Uowley, John Bailey of Salisbury, and Thomas Bailey of Weymouth, 
and some of their descendants. The compilers are genealogical connnittees of 
the Bailey-iJayley Association. They have fully attained the object which they 
proposed to tliemselves, viz.: the arrangement according to a scientitlcally 
genealogical method, resembling that adopted by the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society, of the materials they have collected, an arrangement 
adapted both for the preservation and future enlargement of the data respecting 
the family. Besides tlie usual features of an ancestral record, a new one is in- 
troduced in this work, that is, the addition of page references to names in small 
type. The editor is not mistaken in the value he accredits to this novelty; the 
saving of time to the investigator accomplished by this means consists in the 
case with which one llnds the number of a page rather than that of a name. A 
very thorough index compresses the substance of the book into sixty-four pages. 
The paper is good and the type clear. 

Upon the death of the author of the Dickey Genealogy before the publication 
of his work, his widow put in the hands of the publishers the manuscript, 
which, exceedingly useful to all of the mime as its contents must prove, lacks 
the conipletion Avhieh added years would have permitted its compiler to impart 
to it. It rect)rds the posterity of William Dickey, who came from Ireland to 
Londonderry, N. II., a few years before 1730. The book is divided into three 
parts, each comprising the descendants of one of the children of the immigrant. 
Anecdote, character-portraiture and extended narrative color these pages with 
a vivid interest, showing the unfailing relish of the author in his task. Faces 
of what seems to be the large, thoroughly incarnated Dickey type furnish the 
greater part of the illustrations. Three indexes contain the whole name, and, 
in the case of the Dickeys, the birth-date, of every person mentioned in the book. 
The Ilaines Memoir, although designed principally as a life of Richard Haines, 
nevertheless embraces everything relating to the theme which might prove at- 
tractive to those not primarily interested in the biography, such as the important 
details in the history of the Baptist church — not elsewhere to be found — con- 
nected with the excommniucation of Richard Ilaynes from that communion, as 
also the social and economic aspects of tiie reign of Oiiarles II. incidentally af- 
foriled. Six chapters out of sixteen are appropriated to the Memoir; the others 
contain the facts resjxieting the ancestors and posterity of Rlchanl which have 
been collected in a thorough investigation of the sources of information. It is, 
indeed, in the account of the descendants, which the author alllrms to be " full," 
that the work acquires its genealogical value. Among those descendants was 
Gregory Ilaines, who went to South Carolina to trade with the Indians, and 
married Alice Ilooke at Charleston. The book abounds in interest to the gen- 
eral reader, and to those who inherit the blood of the man who is its subject it 
must be esteemed a priceless possession. Its letterpress is excellent and its 
binding lil<e\vis(^ Fine illustrations anil an index enlarge its merits. 

An account of the Marvin Fandly is contained in the " FanUly Histories and 
Genealogies" of Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Salisbury. In it Is a notice of the 

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discovery, by Mr. William S. Apploton, of a reference to Reynold Marvlne, of 
Iviiuisoy, Ehscx, found in the will of John Lucas. There was no time to thorou;i;hly 
follow out tlie liiiit thus obtained before the publication of the Salisburys'AVork. 
Since tlK'U the services of Mr. Walter K. Watkins have been employed for the 
examination of the llegisters of 8t. Miehad at Uamsey, and St. Mary at Great 
]5enlley, Kssex, in whicli latter Parish he discovered the desired records. Wills 
furnished by Mr. Ileni'y F. Waters and those procured at the Somerset House, 
Lonchin, and among- the Sullblk Wills recorded at Ipswich, are here printed, 
generally in fidl, and always in the original ortliography. Ey tids means there 
Jias been establislied beyond doubt the line running to the great-grandfather of 
the emigrants. To the genealogical facts has been added an account of the 
Knglisii liomes of the Marvins, their playgrounds, their places of ■worship, and 
the clergymen who miinstered to them. The letter-press and binding are good, 
and full indexes are supplied. 

When the Lee Genealogy was published, in 1897, it was known that there was 
a great number of descendants of whom no record could be obtained. The ellbrts 
of the compiler of that work, aided by the secretary of the Lee Association, and 
the Rev. William H. Lee, have resulted in the i)roductiou of a Supplement whose 
contents are "corrections, changes, births, marriages, deaths, etc., reported 
since the publication^new discoveries, with an addition of nearly 1,000 names, 
extensive additions to the ' roll of honor,' of those who have served in the 
various wars of the country." 

In the Tyler pamphlet the Ilistorical Article by W. I. T. Brigham is of great 
genealogical impcnlauce. Speeches in response to the toasts. Col. M. W. Tyler's 
address on President Tyler, " visitation," researches at Washington and per- 
sonals occupy the remainder of the report. 

Mr. Haley's book otters in equal proportions the memoranda he has gathered 
concerning the four fanulies mentioned on the title page. No complete record 
of any of these fanulies has been undertaken by the author; his collections 
show, however, that he has made extensive researches, and will be of value to 
those making inquiries into the posterity of Thomas and Andrew Hale, Nathaniel 
Piper, C^apt. Walter Neal, and George flicker. The book Is fully indexed. 

The McKay genealogy traces the descendants of Donald McKay of Tain, Rosa 
County, Scotland, giving also the names arrangetl by fandly groups, by genera- 
tions ulpliabetically, and by generations in the order of birth. The book is well 
bound and in clear type. 

The W'ickluim pamphlet gives the pedigree of that family from Richard de 
Stokes, and also contains the results of researches respecting the Wickharas of 
Rowley, Mass., and of Wetherslleld, Conn., as also respecting the crest and 
armorial bearings. 

The Greenwood record is that of the services of the descendants of Nathaniel 
and Samuel Greenwood of Boston and Thomas Greenwood of Newton, Mass., 
each of tlu; names being followed i)y those which connect it with the above. 

Tlie name at the head of the Vauglian Clnirt is William, died IC'.IS, of Bally- 
boe, near Ciomnt'l, in Tipperary, Ireland. The fanulies recorded are descendants 
of William tlu'ough his son Benjamin and grandson Sanuiel Fuer, who married 
Sarah Hollowell, daughter of Benjamin HallowcU of Boston. The descent is 
brought down to as late a date as 1893. 

The Chamberlain circular is that of the Chamberlain Association of America, 
of which a genealogical bureau has been established Avith George W. Chamber- 
lain of Weymouth, i\[ass., as bureau secretary, to whom all genealogical cor- 
respondence should be addressed. To this is attached a blank for application 
for membership. The circular is accompanied by a genealogical blank for 
copies of which members are re(piested to send, tiiat they may liU it out with 
such facts as tiiey possess and return it to tlie bureau. The bureau's record 
book is so arrangeii that each member may be ti'aced back ten generations. 
The bureau, therefore, besides publishing from time to time a sketch of the 
general results of its investigation, will undertake special researches for in- 
dividual members on such terms as may be made with the secretary. The data 
thus olttained Avill be tabtdated in a genealogical chart, whose admirable con- 
struction — as is evident from the copy with the circular — will render it very 
valuable to the recipient. 

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I'rcpared by Uenjamin J)avi3 i'i;\'si;u. 

I. Puhlicatioiis torittcn or edited by members of the Societi/. 

Additions and Corrections to Sumner Genealogy to January, 1900. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. 3. 

The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleveland Families. An attempt to trace, iu 
both the male and the female lines, the posterity of Moses' Cleveland who cnine from 
Ipswlcli, County Suffolk, England, about Ifi.'i.O, was of Woburu, Middlese.v County, 
Massachusetts; of Alexander' Cleveland of Prince William County, Virginia; and of 
ancient and otlier Clevelands in EngLiiid, America and elsewhere; with numerous 
biograj)]ucal sketches ; and containing ancestries of many of the husbands and wives, 
also a bibliography of the Cleveland Family and a genealogical account of Edward 
Winn of W'oburn, and of otlier Winn families, compiled by Edmund Janes' Cleveland 
nnd Horace Gillette' Cleveland. Illustrated. In three volumes. Hartford, Conu. 
1899. Svo. pp. 2902. 

The English Ancestry of Reinold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, Ct., 1638. 
Their homes and parish churches. By William T. 11. I»Iarvin. Privately printed. 
Boston. 1900. Svo. pp. 184. 

John Gallop of Taunton, Mass. By Almon D. Hodges, Jr. Reprinted from Nev»r- 
England Historical and Genealogical Register for Jan\iary, 1900. Vol. 54, pp. 89-91. 
Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 3. 

Rev. Richard lilinman of Marshfield, Gloucester and New London. By Isaac J. 
Greenwood. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Regis- 
ter for January, 1900. Boston. 19U0. Svo. pp. 8. 

Greenwood Colonial and Revolutionary Services, 1695-1783. By Isaac J. Green- 
wood. Boston. 1899. Svo. 

William Martin, E]s<|., Representative from North Yarmouth to tho General Court 
of IMassacliusctts, 1792-5, 7. By Edward I'ayson Payson. Boston. 1900. Svo. 
pp. 9. 

Oliicial Report of the Fourth American Tyler Family Reunion held at Washington, 
D.C, Wednesday, September 13, 1899. By Willard I. Tyler Brigham, Esq. Chi- 
cago, Illinois. 1899. Svo. pp. 47. 

The Bent Family in America, Being mainly a genealogy of the Descendants of 
John Bent who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638, with notes upon the family in 
England nnd elsewhere. By Allen H. Bent. Boston. 1900. Svo. pp. 313. 


The Puritan ns a Colonist and Reformer, by Ezra IIoytByington. Boston. Little, 
Brown and Company. 1399. Svo. pp. xxvi.-|-37o. 

Local History. 

Epitaphs fronr Graveyards in Wellesley (formerly West Needham), North Natick, 
and Saint Mary's Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, with genea- 
logical and biographical notes by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. Boston. 1900. Svo. 
pp. vii.4-23G. 

Epitaphs from a graveyard in Weston, with notes, by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., 
ofNecdhani. [Reprinted from the Dcdham Historical Register (x.66-70) for April, 
1899.] Svo. pp. 5. 


Massachusetts Historical Society. Tribute of Dr. Samuel A. Green to Charles F. 
Dunbar and Edward G. Porter. 1900. Svo. pp. 4. 

Diary by Increase Mather, March, 1675-December, 1676. Together with extracts 
from another diary by him. 1674-1687. With an Introduction and Notes, by Samuel 
A.Green. Cambridge. 1900. Svo. pp. 64. 

A Sketch of the Life of Sylvester Morris, by his granddaughter, Mrs. Kate Morris 
Cone, Hartford, Vt. Boston. 1SS7. Svo. pp. 44. 

* This list does not include publications which are elsewhere noticed, unless written 
by a niembor. 


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242 liecent Publications. [April, 

U. S. Oovernment, State and Munioijjal P^tblioations. 

Twclftli Tlcport on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 
Townb and Counties. Ry IlobcitT. Swan, Commissioner. Boston. 1900. 8vo nn' 
18. ^^ 

First Report of the Public Record Commission of Now Jersey, 1899, Somerville 
N.J. 1899. 8vo. pp. IIG. ' 

II. Other Publications. 

The Story of Our Flag, Colonial and National, with Historical Sketch of the 
Quakeress, Betsy Ross, by Addie Guthrie Weaser. Chicago. 1900. 12mo. pp. 96. 

The Collection of History. [Published by the Kansas Historical Society.! Topeka. 
1899. 8vo. p]). 6. ^ J i 

I-otters of Jonathan Boucher to George Washington. Collected and edited by 
Worthington Chauncey Ford. Brooklyn, N. Y. 1899. Svo. pp. 53. 

Dictionary of United States History, 1492-1899. Four Centuries of History. 
Written concisely and arranged alphabetically in dictionary form by J. Franklin 
Jameson, Ph.D. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 733. 

Local History. 

A Handbook of the Principal Scientific Institutions of Boston and Vicinity. 
Boston. 1898. 12mo. pp. 118. 

The Old and the New. Hartford Congregational Church, Hartford, Vt. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 39. 

A Street in Old Boston. A part of the Celebration of the Second Church in Bos- 
ton. Copley Hall, Nov. 16, 10, 17, 1899. Boston. 1899. 4to. pp. 24. 

A Puritan Service to be held in connection with the two hundred and tiftieth Anni- 
versary of the Second Church in Boston, Sunday evening, November 19, 1899. Bos- 
ton. 1899. Svo. pp. 7. 

The Strike of the Shoe Workers in Marlboro', Mass., November 14, 1898-Mav 5. 
1899. 1899. 8vo. pp. 23. 


_ A Record of the Exercises in honor of Rev. Edmund Dowse, D.D., who completed 
his sixtieth year as pastor of Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, October Tenth, 1898. Also 
a brief history of Pilgrim Church: A Biography of Doctor Dowse and the principal 
features of the published Record of the Jubilee Celebration, 1888, by Charles Frances 
Adams. Sherborn. Mass. 1898, 8vo. pp. 61-f-xxii. 

Nicholas Monk, the King's Messenger, and the Honest Clergyman, by Frances B. 
Troup. 1899. 8vo. pp. 21. 

A Biographical Sketch. John Sedgwick, Major-General. 1899. 8vo. pp. 24. 

In Memoriam Daniel Rogers Williams. Address by Rev. Parris T. Farwell of 
Wellesh'y Hills, Mass, (a former pastor), in the Congregational Church, Stockbridge, 
Mass., Friday, April 21, 1899. Hartford. 1899. 12mo. pp. 21. 

The Revolutionary Ancestry of the members of the Warren and Prescott Chapter, 
Daughters of the American Revolution. Compiled by the historian of the chapter. 
Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp. 124. 

Memoir of Mrs. Elvira Armenius (Wright) Williams. Reprinted from New-Eng- 
land Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 1900. Boston. 1900. 4to. 
pp. 1. 

John Cummings, Treasurer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, li 
1889, by Harry W. Tyler. Reprinted from The Technology Review, vol. i., Ni 



o, — -, No. 2. 

Svo. pp. G. 

Elizabeth Adams. A Life Sketch. By Richard Burton. Privately printed. IGrao. 

Edward Chipman Guild. Born 29 February, 1832. Died 5 November, 1899. "He 
Being Dead Yet Speaketh." A sermon preached 19 November, 1899, by Edward 
Beecher Mason, Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Brunswick. Brunswick, 
Maine. 1899. 12mo. pp. 14. 

Colleges and Schools. 

Catalogue of Y'ale Universisy, 1899-1900. New Haven. 1899. 12mo, pp. 499. 
Catalogue of the Roxbury Latin School, Kearsarge Ave., Boston, Mass. 1899-1900. 
Boston, 1900. 12mo, pp. 59. 

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^QQQ n Recent Publications. 

T> 1 nf the Graduates of Bowcloln College and the Medicul School of 
Obituary Record of the Ciiaduatesoi ^ i^,, j,le. 18i)9. 8vo. 

Muine for the year cmdmg 1 June, 18J9 ^^'"^^^^ ^f Uosvdoiu College and the 
An Index to the Olutuury 1 ^-^.^^^^ ^^d "' 1 June. 1839. Bmnswiek, Maine. 

Mvdiei.l School of M.une tor the decade cucuu^ 

^'^^a^lu^'lif^Bowdonr C^ollege and the Medicul School of Maine, 1899-1000. 
"■plS:^; A=l C- o/ «;:S^.e T. Llttl. Librarian of Bowdoin CoUege. For 
the year ending June 1, 1899. 1899 «vo pp. ■^^^_^^^^_ Amherst, Massachusetts. 
Catalogue of Amherst College lor mc ^ 

''T(,^TlS^.^^> to the Build,„g of Phillip. BrooU, House. 1900. 8vo. pp. 

"c.,..lo^c a„d C.rc„l., of .he F.-"n^o„ S..e No™., and IT.inin., School. For 

1898-99. 1899. «^'«- PP" ^'^- ^,,,, ^onn ijoston 1900. 12mo. pp. '209. 
'^"n;rEe-;.i™An,Sc..t.los„c of Colhy College fo»hc,„,d.,>,ioy«r.899.1»««. 

«^S^r'Srrti™.e.':;"™'K,:^»;.vai-., ,»»^Xo.. Ph,Udelphiu. >899. 
12mo. pp. 485. ^' 

'T:::,t7Fit' v:,nr'A„ .dd,es, i,. Gr„ce Church, N««.o„, M....chu»..,. 1900. 
■ '';ZhrdoxCoog, Church «.Lco„i„.ter. Ma«. Scvc.y-Fifth Ar.uiversary 
°'Se'°V»rtook":f- ffe U..i..r,.u> Cousrcgatioual Churehe, for 1899. Boston. 

'«S;ie;sK^?c.»; at *« --j;f t:i;5^^rss.""^ °\s::^"^^- 

^''SS;iJ;r^:f Sf.inl'r.t"Ve!Jii;"ln;.oric.l -cie,.. No. 7. B.....»ore. 
1899. 8vo. 13-1. Vormont Bible Society, presented at the 

''■Ch^r on'tfoliSw hTthe M::;, Ho„icuUur.l Socicy for the year 
''1L»o't;-i'u\;.or. So ™;y''£;^?ocao,.., .. S. LooI. J.u„.ry, 1900. Vol. No. .. 
8vo. pp. 6.!. linoks added to the Tublic Library ot the City 

PP- 1^^- . , i> ,t r.f thP American Board of Commissioners for 

^^^t:i^^^^^Si:LS^^^ i-vidence. U. L. October 3-0. 

deUveredatProvidence.ll.L,October;i,l8 9,b thc^ !^^^_ ^^^^^^^_ ^g99_ 

Pastor of the Congregauonal Lhuieh, ban 

«vo. pp. 36. ,. , ,,, , ,„„^ ^r Ji,„ Peikins Institution and Massa- 

e,ss;^""s:^Sd:^:^-"-^^-"-'^'''""- ""■°'- '""• 

8vo. pp. 32.>. , n f , ,„pp nf the Congregational Churches m Mama. 

Minutes of the General Confe.ence »'^^^^^\;""r'^.^^'' Ninety-Second Anniversary. 
Seventy-Third Anniversary Maine ^^{-j;'^" ^ J^^^ ^0, 3 and November 1, 2. 1899 
Held with the High Street ^hur^jh at Auburn O^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^, 

Vol. I. No. 6. New Series (with General index loi vo , 
Me." 1899. 8vo. pp. 118. 

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Ninety-Fourth Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of 
New York. At the Waldorf-Astoria, Friday, December 22, 1899. 

Publications of the Ipswich Historical iSociety. VIII. Development of our Town 
Government and Common I,ands and Commonage. By T.Frank Waters. With the 
proceedings at tlie Annual Meeting, December 4, 1899. Salem. 1900. 8vo. pp. 29. 

lleport of the Proceedings of the Wyoming Commemorative Association, on the 
occasion of the 121st Anniversary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming, July 3, 
1899. Wilkes-Barrc, Pa. 1899. 8vo. pp. 22. 

January, 1900. Thirty-Fourth Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the 
"Winchester Home Corporation for Aged Women. No. 10 Eden Street, Boston. 
Charlestown District. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 33. 

Proceedings of the Trustees of the Peabody Education Fund, 1893-1899. Printed 
by order of the trustees. Vol.5. Cambridge. 1900. 8 vo. pp. 411. 

"Kansas State Historical Society. Proceedings of tlie Twenty-Fourth Annual Meet- 
ing, 'i'opeku, Jimuary Ki, 1900. Containing, also, Report of the Secretary and revised 
list of Kansiis New Hp.i[)ers up to Februaiy 1.5, 1900. Topeka. 1900. 8vo. pp. 43. 

Frances Dighton Williams Chapter. ' Daugliters of the American Revolution. 
Constitution and By-Laws, (.'bartered 1897. Bangor, Me. 1899. 12mo. pp. 33. 

U. S. Goicrii>nc7it, State and Municipal Publications. 

Official I'roeeedings of the Nineteenth Annual Session of the Farmers National 
Congress of the United States. Held i)i Boston, Mass., October 3-10, 1899. Boston. 
1899. Svo. 174. 

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the year 1897-98. Vol. 1, containing 
parti. Waslungton. 1899. Volume 2, containing parts II. and III. Wasliington. 
1899. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. cxx, vii, 2G40. 

Census of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1895. Prepared under the direc- 
tion of Horace G. Wadlin. Volume VI. The Fisheries, Commerce and Agriculture. 
Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 883. 

City of Cambridge Annual Report of the Trustees of the Cambridge Public Library 
for the year ending November 30, 1899. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 19. 

Fifth Annual Report of the Boston Transit Commission, for the year ending 
August 15, 1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 75. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 1899. 
Washington. 1899. Svo. pp. 40. 



Reuben Rawson Dodge, son of Jacob and 
Elizabeth (Rawson) Dodge, whose zeal 
in collecting and carefully preserving 
the records of his ancestors is well 
known to the readers of the Register, 
died of heart disease at Saundersville, 
Mass., Aug. 24, 1899, aged 80. A me- 
moir of him, with portrait, was printed 
in the January number for 1885 (pp. 
52-59). His wife, Mrs. Lydia H. 
Dodge, died at Saundersville, Jan. G, 
1899, aged 71. Both are buried in the 
Dodge (Jemetery, East S\itton, Mass. 
About a year before his death, Mr. 
Dodge leased his farm in Sutton and 
with his wife removed to Saundersville, 
near the residence of his son. 

Mr. Dodge, at the meeting of the New- 
England Historic Genealogical Society, 
May 7, 18K1, pre-seuted to the society 
the two origiiud portraits of J'^dward 
Rawson, secretary of the colony, and his 
daughter Rebecca Rawson, which now 
hung in the rooms of the society. For 

an account of them see Register, vol. 
39, page 59. 

^Ir. Dodge was born in the eastern 
part of Sutton, near the present village 
of Wilkinsonville, April 3, 1819. 

Mrs. M.vrgaret Greenwood, died Jan. 
12, 1898, act. 93, widow of Clark, sec- 
ond son of Dr. John Greenwood of New 
York, and daughter of John and Eliza- 
beth (Riddle) McKay. 

Mrs. Mary (McKay) Greenwood, died 
Jan. 27, 1899, aged 83 years, 1 mo., 2 
days ; sister of tlie above, and widow 
of Dr. Isaac J. (Sreonwood of New 
York, eldest son of Dr. John Green- 

Languon Greenwood of New York, died 
at Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 25, 1900, 
aged 60, younger son of the late Dr. 
Isaac J. (iieenwood. He leaves sur- 
viving him a widow, Mrs. Annie M. 
(Hand) (jireenwood, and two sons, 
Langdon and Clark. I. J. G. 


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J5y Clarknce Saundkus BuiaiiAM, Esq., of I'rovidonce, R. I. 

Amos PEiajY was bom in tlic vill:igc of South Nutlck, Mass., 
August 12, 1812, and died suddenly in New London, Conn., Au- 
gust 10, 1899. lie was the son of Elijah and Mary (Jones) Perry, 
and was seventh in descent from John Perry, who arrived in Boston 
in 1G31, and became a freeman of Jvoxbury in 1G33. Ilia ancestors 
were all made of that rugged New England stock which placed 
obedience to law and regard for religious institutions as the highest 
duties of man. Ilis whole ancestry seems imbued with a high moral 
character and with strict subservience to the admonitions of con- 
science. His father, Elijah Perry, was an honored and trusted yeo- 
man of Natick, and one of the founders of the uldest Christian So- 
ciety and Church in that town. He was a man who believed in 
farming as a means of attaining health, wealth and wisdom ; read 
agricultural papers and made agricultural experiments ; tried to 
make farmers of all his boys, and failed in every case. Mr. Perry's 
grandfather was Samuel Perry, who, though he witnessed enough of 
the horrors of combat in seeing persons scalped alive during the 
French and Indian war, yet immediately volunteered as a private in 
the Revolution, and marched from Natick on the alarm of April 19, 

On the maternal side he was a descendant of Lewis Jones, who 
came to this country about IG 10, settled in Roxbury, and removed 
to Water town in 1G50. John Jones, his great grandson, and the 
grandfather of Amos Perry, was a most influential man in Natick, 

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\w\x\'^ successively school tcaclier, civil engineer, colonel in the mili- 
tia, proprietors' clerk, justice of the peace, and president of the 
Court of General Sessions for Norfolk County, lie was the " Sheriff 
Jones and member of the House of Lords " of Mrs. Stowe's now al- 
most for<i;otten novel, " Oldtown Folks," and at his death left a man- 
uscript book of judicial decisions and also a "Book of Minutes," the 
latter of which was printed by Mr. Perry in 1894. 

Amos Perry obtained his early schooling in the district school of 
Natick, the " old red school-house," as he called it in later days. A 
curious incident led him to cherish ambitious dreams of a college 
education and a wider sphere of activity. When he was sixteen he 
came across a book entitled " Degerando on Self-Education," in 
which the doctrine was laid down that moral and intellectual culture 
was a matter of the first moment ; and when, after this, reflecting 
upon the ways and means of obtaining such culture, he came across 
a guide-board inscribed " To Cambridge Colleges," he saw how to 
obtain the object of his desire. Although it was somewhat against 
the wishes of his father, who believed tiiat " college learning spoils 
the boys," he prepared for Harvard in the family school of Ivev. 
Daniel Kimball, a graduate of Harvard in 1800 and for many years 
principal of the Hingham Academy. 

His entrance into college life can best be told In his own words, 
as he recollected those events over half a century later. " My first 
knowledge of Cambridge College was in the month of July, 1833. 
My teacher. Rev. Daniel Kimball, had three pupils to present. His 
son, Benjamin Gage Kimball, was one ; James Pichardson, the son 
of a distinguished lawyer of Dedham, was another ; and I was the 
third. ^Ve arrived at five or six o'clock in the afternoon at Porter's 
Tavern in Cambridge. After breakfast the next morning Ave went 
over to University Hall, where we met thirty or forty other students, 
and underwent the ordeal of an examination. My two schoolmates 
were admitted unconditionally, but I was required to undergo 
another examination in Latin prosody. I knew more about the 
farm and farm work than I did about Latin and Greek roots. I ap- 
peared in the room of our class tutor, McKean, at the appointed 
time, to undergo a re-examination in Latin prosody. He began by 
having me scan different passages in Virgil, and explain poetic feet. 
How J did it I do not know ; but I found there a man, now some- 
what known through the country, Charles Sumner. He kept quiet 

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a while, but not long. While McKcau was giving eonie of his ideas 
about Latin verse, Sumner took him u^), saying : ' Here, 1 do uot 
agree with you.' They got into a discussion with each other, and I 
got off pretty easily." Mr. Perry recalled nmch that happened dur- 
ing his college career, and often would talk in a most interesting 
numner of the eminent men who were then connected with the Col- 
lege, — the elder Quincy, Ware, Story, Sumner, John Quincy 
Adams, Webster, Everett, Sparks and Channing. Like many of 
the other students of the period, he taught school in the vacations, 
teaching in all thirty-four weeks during his college course. lie was 
a member of the Hasty Pudding Club, and at one time its librarian ; 
and also belonged to the Institute of 1770, a literary and debating 

He was graduated from Harvard in 18o7 ; other members of his 
class being Kichardll. Dana, Horatio Hale and Henry D. Thoreau. 
He always took a lively interest in all the class-gatherings, from 
which he was rarely absent, except during his residence abroad. 
The class, at graduation, put away a bottle of wine, to be drunk at 
the 50th anniversary in 1887, at which time there were seven to 
drink it, ]\Ir. Perry being one of them. "Though older than some 
of us," said one of his classmates, " there is not one of our number 
who enjoys a greener old age, or who preserves the hearty genial 
character of his youth in a greater measure than he." At the din- 
ner of the Harvard Club of Ivhodc Island a few months before his 
death, ]Mr. Perry was an honored guest, and, after his interesting 
talk on old Harvard days, his health was drunk standing. 

After leaving Harvard, he canie to Rhode Island, and opened a 
classical school at Fruit Hill, North Providence, holding also the 
position of postmaster for that town. He remained there until 1840, 
when he became principal of the Summer-street Granunar School, 
where he remained for twelve years. At this time he began to take 
interest in the cause of public education, and during the latter part 
of this period served as a member of the school committee and also 
as county inspector of public schools. When, in 1850, a Didactic 
Department, the germ of our i)resent Normal School, was estab- 
lished in Brown University, Mr. Perry was appointed on the com- 
mittee regulating that department. He was one of the founders 
and prominent movers of the liliode Island Institute of Instruction, 
being successively Director, Corresponding Secretary and Treas- 

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iirer. At the second annual meeting in 1852, he presented a most 
able report, exhibiting practical views of Teachers' Institutes and of 
the importance of a Normal School, and taking elevated ground con- 
cerning teaching as a profession. It closed with an earnest invita- 
tion to " the citizens of the State to continue to co-operate in pro- 
moting the prosperity of that cause which underlies all the great 
interests of the State, and is the foundation and pillar upon which 
rests the broad fabric of our republican institutions — the intelligence 
and virtue of the people." 

He made more than one trip to Europe during his long life. His 
first journey, begun in 1852, covered the greater part of two years, 
and was partly spent in visiting institutions of learning in England 
and on the Continent, and reached as far as Egypt and Palestine. 
After returning from this tour he took charge of a school for young 
ladies, on the retirement of the principal. Dr. Kingsbury, but in 
1858 he relinquitihed the position into the hands of Professor Lin- 
coln and took up teaching in the Bartlctt High School in Na-w Lon- 

It was while he was visiting Europe for the third time, in April, 
18G2, that he received his appointment as Diplomatic and Consular 
Agent at Tunis. He assumed charge in July, and held the position 
for over five years. During this period, he devoted nmch time to a 
study of the history and anti(|uities of the country, embodying his 
labors later in a volume entitled " Carthage and Tunis, Past and 
Present," a book criticised as showing " great research, learnin<i- and 
observation." WhUc in Tunis he interested himself in collecting 
memorials of John Howard Payne, a predecessor in the office, who 
had died at his post ten years earlier; and, after nuich correspon- 
dence with AVilliam Cullen Pryant, he was able to forward to the 
relatives of the deceased his diaries and other literary remains, loo- 
ting that Payne's grave was in a neglected condition, he feelingly 
appealed to the American press, and a fund was soon raised to re- 
move the remains of the author of" Home, Sweet Home" to Wash- 
ington, where interment was had in the Congressional cemetery. 

One important episode of j\lr. Perry's consulship was the coming 
to this country of the Tunisian Embassy in 18G5. JNIr. Perry ac- 
companied the Ambassadors, who brought with them a portrait of 
the Bey, with letters of condolence on the death of President Lin- 
coln. The mission dee[)encd Iricndly relations between the United 

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States and Tunis, and the larger portion of the credit was due to 
Mr. Perry. The Ambassadors visited Providence among other 
places, remaining there for two days. They visited the public insti- 
tutions of the city, Brown University, various manufacturing estab- 
lishments, and other points of interest ; were received by Mayor 
Doyle and Governor Smith, as well as entertained by other citizens, 
and went away highly pleased with all that they had seen, having 
themselves made a most favorable impression. In tlie speech which 
Mr. Perry made, thanking the city in their name, he well said : 
" Tlicre are virtues to be found in them which I sincerely wish we 
possessed. The most cultivated among us can learn of them. They 
do not call themselves Christians ; yet I have learned lessons of 
jjatience, for])e:irance and kindness, in their society, which I be- 
lieve I shall remember to the end of my life." 

In liSGG a flue portrait of AVashington was sent to Tunis by our 
Government and was presented formally by Mr. Perry. It was 
hung in the Bey's palace, together Avith portraits of Tunisian and 
European sovereigns, where it still remaiuH to-day. 

During his period of service, which, with one exception, was 
longer than that ever held by any other commissioned consul to that 
post, he was most faithful and industrious in the performance of his 
official duties. In the latter part of 186G, he, together with other 
public agents representing tlie United States in foreign countries, 
became the victim of an anonymous letter, known as the " McCrackin 
Letter," .addressed to President Johnson, and containing the vilest 
calumny directed against several of the ministers and consuls. Its 
language was coarse, its assertions were shameless falsehoods, its 
spirit was that of a disappointed and malicious office-seeker. INfost 
gentlemen would have thrown this mass of venomous fabrications 
into the waste-basket ; but, strangely to the discredit of the executive 
department, a i'ormal note was sent to several of the persons men- 
tioned In the letter respecting some of the odensive expressions, and 
asking them to deny or confirm the rumors. Like any other patriotic 
and high-spirited man, Islv. Perry justly felt himself insulted, prompt- 
ly resigned his position and returned to this country. lie always 
remained very friendly to Secretary of State Seward, his informal 
dinner with that official, just after his return, being one of the [)leasant- 
est e[)isodes of Ins life. I believe that he somewhat regretted his 
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probity is always safe against the contemptible accusations of a reck- 
less slanderer. 

On returning from Tunis, Mr. Perry again took up his residence 
in Providence, where he spent the remainder of a remarkably active 
and useful life. Always interested in the study of hiytory, he had 
joined the Khode Island Historical Society in 1858 and had ever 
shown himself as one Avho thoroughly believed in its aims. In 1873 
he was elected Secretary of the Society, besides being continued as 
a member of several committees. Upon the resignation of Rev. 
Edwin M. Stone as Librarian in 1880, Mr. Perry assisted the newly 
appointed Library Committee, and in the following year was chosen 
Librarian. When he entered upon his task, he found the Society 
weak in resources and lacking in enthusiasm, the library uncata- 
logucd and scarcely aceessilde. Under his administration the collec- 
tions were properly arranged, and a practically new building was 
erected. In addition to his other duties, lie also kept the office of 
Secretary, and had menibershi[) on several committees. For nearly 
twenty years he worked with an intense and unflagging devotion 
that could have upon the Society only one effect — increased interest 
and sure prosperity. 

In 1885 Mr. Perry entered upon his last great public service — the 
preparation of the 1885 census for Ivhode Island. It was a task 
wliieh would have reflected credit upon any man, and which, for one 
of his age, was truly remarkable. Few State censuses have ever 
contained so much individuality as this ; its local and geographical 
dates are of great value to the student, and the many historical notes 
scattered throughout will make the volume consulted long after its 
statistics have been superseded. The work as a whole was so well 
performed that the Legislature, although opposed to him politically, 
voted him a richly deserved additional sum in recognition of iiis labors. 

The Census of 1885 and the history of Carthage and Tunis, pre- 
viously mentioned, were his largest works. But he found time, 
during his busy life, to write other books and pamphlets, chiefly of 
a historical nature. Among these may be mentioned the "Memorial 
of Zachariah Allen," 1883 ; " Some New England Almanacs," 1885 ; 
" Col. John Jones of Dcdiiam and his paternal ancestors in America," 
1890; " An official tour along the Eastern coast of the Regency of 
Tunis," lHi)l ; and "Book of minutes of Col. John Jones," 1894. 
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"Reminiscences of old days at Harvard," published in the Boston 
Transcript last June, arousing much interest among the graduates of 
the old university. For seven years he was editor of the Quarterly 
Publication of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and brought out 
in that magazine many important historical articles, not the least 
valuable of which were his own contributions. His article on the 
extent and condition of the town I'ccords of the State is still a most 
valuable guide to the searcher for original material, and his paper on 
the Kiiode Island Society of the Cincinnati brought to light an insti- 
tution that had lonfij been lost &\)x\\i of, but which has since been re- 
vived and reorganized. The publication committee, in taking up 
his work just after his decease, remarked that " with his usual 
promptitude and New England 'forehandedness' he had at the time 
of his death, two months before the time for the October issue, made 
ready nearly all its contents, and seen the greater portion through 
the press." And this promptness, this intense zeal and untiring 
industry, were characteristic of all that he did. That so much 
youthful energy and enthusiasm could be manifested by a man of so 
advanced an age is truly one of the things most to be wondered at 
and envied in his life. 

]Mr. Perry married, August 28, 1838, Elizabeth Anastasia Phette- 
place, the daughter of Eber and Waite (Irons) Phetteplace, a de- 
scendant of Philip Phetteplace of Portsmouth, R. I., and on her 
motlicr's side of Roger Williams, (Jregory Dexter and Richard 
Waterman. She with one daughter, ]Mrs. Helen E. I*. Kendall, 
widow of P. Redfield Kendall, survives him. 

In 1811, oidy four years after his graduation from Harvard, Mr. 
Perry received the honorary degree of A.M. from Brown University, 
and in 1888 thatofLL.U. from Griswold College. He was also 
an honorary member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard, and 
of the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, and a corresponding 
member of the American Ethnological Society, the American Geo- 
grapliical Society, and of the Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, 
Georgia, INIaine, AVestern Reserve and Chicago Historical Societies. 
He was also a vice-president of the American Institute of Instruc- 
tion, of the Universal Peace Union, and honorary vice-president for 
Rhode Island of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Phila- 
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When a man of such varied attainments and activities as Amos 
Perry departs from this life, the community in which he lived and 
worked nmst keenly feel the loss. Endowed with a mind of more 
than ordinary capacity, and possessed with a purpose to do always 
that which he thought was riglit, his life was an inspiration to those 
who truly knew him and were able to understand his character. 
There was a candidness in his speech and an abruptness in his manner 
that often led those who knew him least to believe that he lacked 
affability. But let once the barriers of a cursory acquaintanceship 
be broken do\Yn, then one could scarcely find a man of more kind 
and genial disposition, a more true and generous friend. Of strong 
and impulsive nature himself, he greatly admired similar qualities in 
others. Ouce in speaking of President Quincy of Harvard, he said, 
" I liked the man. lie was brusque and decided, giving no quarter 
to violators of the law. However unpopular his views, he uttered 
them boldly and manfully ; and however disliked as a politician, he 
was respected as a man." 

Tiu'oughout his whole life Mr. Perry was a staunch Unitarian, a 
member ot the Westminster Ciuirch in Providence, and for many 
years Superintendent of the Sunday School there. Keligion with 
him was a matter of life and conduct, aided by a profound reverence 
for the sacred Scriptures, and by a strong unwavering faith. As a 
friend remarked a few days after his death, " His religion was full 
of humanity as of godliness. It was full of kindness toward the 
afflicted, the depressed, the Avronged and the needy." 

He was possessed of a mind wliich was far more broad and liberal 
than that of many a man not half so advanced in years. He was as 
much interested in current affairs as in past history, looked ever on 
the bright side of things, and always scorned the idea that great age 
and incompetence are generally associated. No matter how the 
weight of years pressed upon him, he continued to manifest his wonted 
zeal and even cHcited tliat same spirit in others. His wliole life and 
work should be an inspiration of energy and enthusiasm to us in 
whatever work we undertake. 

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Communicated by Miss Mauy K. Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
[Continued from page 85.] 

An Account of Baptisms from Nov. 13, 1763. 

1763 Nov. lo George, Son of Elisha Bissell 

" " Beth, D'' of Ozias Bissell 

" " Anna, D"^ of Ozias Bissell 

. « 20 INIalaclii, Sou of Kalpli Cox 

Dec' 4 Jeremiah, Sou of John Ferguson -• 

« " Sarah, D' of John Ferguson 

«, • 2!) Jonathan, Son of David Wright 

« 2.') 'JMioiuas, Sou of Daniel Field 

17G1 Jan. 22 James Parker, Sou of David Tah-ott 

Fel). 12 Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Webster 

" Vd Abner, Son of Aimer Skinner 

March 4 Isaac, Son of Jonathan liirge 

'< 1 1 Damaris, D' of Job Strong 

u 18 ]\lolly, D'' of Richard Skinner 

May 6 Aaron, Son of Jaunts S])eneer 

u i;3 I'hebe, !)■■ of Benjamin Howard 

« " J. lice, D"^ of Ichabod Warner 

« ' 20 Elizabeth, lY of Joshua Flint 

« 27 Feter, Son of Feter Olcott . « 

June o Sarah, D'' of Benjamin Kisly 

" 24 Elias, Sou of Elias Skinner 

«< " Seth, Son of Setli Talcott 

July 21) Buamah (?) D' of iMatthew Loomis 

u u Hannah, D' of Matthew Loomis. 

Au"-. 5 Sou of Jonathan Dart, named Levi. 

"° 12 D'' of Samuel Carver, named Olive. 

Sej)!"^ 2 Son of Thomas AVebster, named Thomas, 

y^ptr 9 Son of Jonathan Strong, luimed Jonathan. 

30 \y of Tluimas Taylor, Deceas', named Martha. 

October 14 IF of Joseph Cobb, named Hope. 

]s[ov'' 4 D"" of Thomas Filkin, named FucG. 

(■ 18 Sou of llezekiah W(dles, named John. 

1\.Q^ y Son of Henjamin Loomis, nanud Lrnjamin. 

■ <i " Son of Nath' liannnoud, named Elijah. 

<t 10 Son of Joseph Tucker, named Ephraim. 

17G5 Jan. G Son of Ezra Loomis, mimed Ezra. 

Feby' 17 Son of Kobert Ball, James Ilaudinton. 

u 24 D'' of Jonathan Skinner, named Ann. 

]\[arch .'H Son of Lot Fuller, named Jiidah. 

April 14 Son of Benjamin Welles — b^lizur. 

«• 2H D'' of Sanuud Darte — C'loe. 

May 5 Son of Stephen Cone — Kusscll. 

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Son of Elislia Bissell — Benjamin. 
D'of Daniel Darte — Anna. 
D' of Joshua Darte — Cloe. 
D' of Nath' Bordniun— Ruth. 
D'of Kalpli Cox— Sa](ini(>. 
D'' of AVidow Comfort Qooilrich, named Hannah. 
D''of Tcliabod Wainer, nauied Pamela. 
D'' of Jonathan Loveland, named Clarissa. 
D'' of Ichabod IMarshall,, named Damaris. 
1766 Jan. 5 D"" of Abner Skinner, named Sussanna. ^ i' 

Son of David Talcott, named David. ''iX'f 

Son of Thomas Smith, named Tiiomas. 
Son of Benjamin Talcott, named Jacob. 

D^ of Benj'' Talcott, named Rachel. " •;;;^| 

D'' of Seth Talcott, named Anna. ,";&:, 

D' of Ilezekiah Welles, named Rhoda. 
Son of Job Strong, named Job. 
Son of Samuel Smith, named Samuel. 
Son of .Jonathan Darte, named Abiel. 
/ "■ " \y of IMatthcw Loomis, named Anna. 

" " Son of Klias Skinner, named Benjamin. 

" " D'' of Jonathan Birge, named i'riscilla. 

; May 11 Son of Daniel Field, named David. 

'■'.;. " " Son of Joseph Cobb, named Joseph. 

j ' June 1 Son of Jonathan Lord, named Joseph. 

'•' 15 D^ of William Darte, named Lidia. 

Aug. 3 Son of Peter Olcott, named Peter. 

\ " 19 Son of Joseph McKee, named Bille. 

, ;,. Sep. 21 Son of Jared Cone, named Salmon. 

, *' " D'' of Richard Skinner, named Sussanna. 

' Oct' 19 D^ of Benj" Risly, named Dodona. 

Nov. 9 Son of Nath' Hammond, named Lemuel. 

1767 Feb. 8 D' of James S])encer, naine(l Abigail. 

" 15 Son of Robert Ball, named Thomas. 

• '' " D'- of Ichabod Marshall, named Anna. 

" " D'' of (leorge (iriswold, named Sarah Jones. 

, " 22 D'' of 0/ias Bissell, named Freedom. 

March 1 D'' of I'^zra J^oomis, named Mary. 

" 8 D'' of Aai-on Strong, named Lidia. 

" 15 D'' of Thomas Pitkin, named Jerusha. 

-' May 10 Son of Stephen Griswold, named Stephen. 

: " 18 or 19 Old meeting house taken down. 

• Juno 17 New house raised ; no preacliing by reason of sick- 

ness untill -July G"'. 
<lnly 6 Son of lU iijauiin \\''(!lles, named .Tared. 

i ., " '' D' of Lot Fuller, named Rachel. 

" 29 Son of Stephen Cone, named Steplien. 

Aug. 30 Son of Nathaniel Boordman, Stephen. 

Oct, 4 Son of Ilezekiah Welles, named Ilezekiah. 

" 25 Son of .Iosej)li Tucker, named .Iose|jh. 

Nov. 15 D'Of .ludali St i.oug, named IMartlia. 

. . ■ .. " 29 !)'■ of Seth Talcott, named Jerusha. 

" " Sou of David 'I alcotl, named dosiah. 


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D'' of Thomas Webster, named Abigail. 
Son of Daniel Darle, named Daniel. 
D'' of David ^V^eb8ter, named Mary. 

Son of Gershom Bartlett, INloses. 

Son of l-{al])li Cox — Silvanus. 

Son of Gershom Eisly — I'^lijah. 

Son of Aaron Strong — Aaron. 

D'' of Benjamin Tah-ott, Olive y^ name. 

D"" of Natlian Strong — Ann y*^ name. 

1)'' of Icliabud Warner — Pamela y" name. 

D' of .Jonathan AVebster — Elizabeth y" name. 

John Jones, adult. 

Son of Asahel Skinner — Eldad y® name. 

D^ of Samuel Carver — Lucina y'^ name. 

Son of Peter Olcott — Koswell y" name. 

Son of John Ilerrick — Eljenezer y*^ name. 

Sou of Jonathan Birge — Jonathan y^ name. 

D'' of Samuel Darte, J"^, Abigail y*^ name. 

D'' of Jonathan Skinner — Ivuth y® name. 

Son of Benjamin Howard, Zebulon. 

D"" of George Griswold, Sussanna. 

D"" of Elias Skinner, Rhoda. 

D'' of Thomas Colenum, Anna. 

D"" of John Howard, Cloe. 

Son of .John Jones — John. 

D"" of Jt)hn Jones — Sussanna. 

])■■ of .Jabez Darte— Pachel. 

Son of Jonathan Darte — Aaron. 

Sou of Nathaniel Hammond — Eli. 

Son of Ivoijert Hall — )Villiam. 

Son of K'ichard Skinner — Kichard. 

Sun of 'lliomas Coleman — Thomas. 

Son of jVaron Strong — Moses. 

Son of Mathew Loomis — INIathew. 

Son of Daniel Field — Nathaniel. 

D' of -Jolm IIolHst(ir— Beulah. 

Son of (u'rshom IJartlett — Moses. 

!)'■ of -Jolm .Jones — IMary. 

Son of \\'idow Martha Cone — Tchabod. 

D' of Joslina Flint— Rlioda. 

!)'■ of Stephen Cone — IMahitabel. 

])■■ of .Jai'ed Cone — Lois. 

Sou of Ezra Loomis — ICbenezer. 

Son of Ozias Bissell — Daniel. 

I)"" of Ozias Bissell — Dosia. 

D-^ of Wid^^ Dorothy Darte— Ruth. 

Son of Daniel Darte — Jeremiah. 

\y of Judah Strong — Tirzah. 

Son of William Haskins — Daniel. i 

Son of Hezekiah Welles — Simeon. 

D"^ of Benjamin Risly — Dosia. 

Son of John Carver — .John. 

D*" of Nathaniel Boardmau — Roxa. 

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Dec' 30 Son of Jonathan Darte — Davul. 

1770 Jan. 14 Son of Sctli 'J alcott— Jesse. 
Fob. 11 Son of JauK's Spencer — Jeremiali. 

" 20 Son of Icliabod Warner. 

. March 4 \y of TeU-r Oleott— Sarah. 

" " ])■• of Kalph Cox— Molly. 

" 12 Son of .John Sparks — Jonas. 

*' ■ 25 Son of Nathan Darte — Nathan. 

' April 1 \y of Deboi'ah Flint — Louisa. 

i. " 8 D"" of Aaron Stronj^— Marii;arct. 

" 22 ly of Samuel Darte— Clarissa. 

<< 29 Son of Zachariah Cone — Samuel. 

" " D'' of Zachariah Cone — Carolina. 

*' " Son of Zaehariali Cone — Frederic. 

June 8 Son of Ichahod Marsliall — Phiueas. 

" 10 1)"' of Samuel Carver — Anna. 

■ " 17 Submit Brown — adult. 

■ June ' 30 ly of Benjamin Talcott — Esther. 
July IC) ])■■ of Dav'i.l Webster— Barbary. 

:. : ■ " ' *' Son of Jeremiah Dt'wey — Zela. (?) 

/« <' " " " " Jeremiah. 

« 22 " " " " William. 

" " " " " " 'Jliomas. 

« . • « " " " " Ikzekiah. 

'• Aug* . 5 Son of Benjamin AVelles — Asa. 
*' ■ 26 Son of Thomas Webster — Samuel. 

«. «' \y " " " Kaehel. 

,<« «' Son " " " Jonathan. 

• « ' " ly of Jonathan Clark— Sybil. 

• « " \y of Jonathan Clark— Eunice. 

i, « " Sou" " " — Asa. 

, " " " " " " — Amaziah. 

D"" of Samuel Rust — Sucina. 
D' of Bathslieba Stroui; — Naome. 
])■■ of iXathaniil Ilanunond — Mary. 
Son of Flias Skinner — Augustus. 
\y of 13avid Talcott- Cela. 
])■■ of Jonathan Birge — Ivuth. 
1)'' of Asahel Skinner — Zubah. 
D'' of Charles Loomis — Luce. 

1771 Jan. 20 ly of Asa Bingham— Ednali. 
Son of Josej)h Bartlett — (Jeorge Clark. 
Son of Joseph Tucker — Asahel. 
ly of John J Toward — Olive. 
Son of llezekiah Wells — Lemuek 
]y of Daniel Field— Bette. 
Son of William Ilaskins — Eli. 
Son of Tbomas Coleman — Amos. 
D' of l\alj)h C(jx — Sussanna. 
Son of dohn Bissell — Alexander. 
D'' of John Jones — Jerusha. 
Son of Jonathan Skinner — Benajah. 
Son of F^zra Loomis — Dolphorus. 











































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Son of Joseph Keeney — Timothy. 

Son of Jonathan Darte — Amos. 

D"^ of Nathan Darte— Dorothy. 

Son of Judah Strong — Judah. 

Son of Aaron Strong — Amos. 

Son of Gershom Bartlett — Jairus. 

Son of Benjanun Kilborn — Jonathan. 

Son of John IJisscIl — 15enjaniin. 

D'' of Stephen Cone — INIary. 

Son of Elijah White— Elijah. 

Son of David ^V'ehster — David. 

D'' of Jeremiah Dewey — Diadema. 

D' of Ichabod AV^arner — Jerusha. 

Son of Samuel Carver — Sylvestei*. 

D' of Zacheriah Cone — Wealthy. 

Son of Nathaniel Doardman — Stephen. 

])'■ of Peter Oleott— IMargaret. 

Son of Seth Taleott — -lames White. 

Son of Job Strong — Noah. 

Son of Elijah Olmstead — Elijah. 

D' of Eli.sba Bissell— Sarah. 

Son of Eli.sha Bissell — Thomas. 

Levi White — adult. 

Son of Ezra Waterman — Daniel. 

D'' of Charles Loomis — Molly. 

Son of Thomas Webster — Daniel. 

Son of Nathaniel Hammond — Allen. 

Son of Asa Bingham — Asa. 

D'' of Asa Ilender — Cloe. 

D' of Elias Skinner — Jerusha. 

D^ of AVilliam IIibl)ard— Bathsheba. 

Son of llezekiah AVeliis — Joseph. 

D'' of (ieorge Criswold — Jannet. 

Son of Thomas AV. Pitkin — Thomas WTiite. 

Son of James Si»encer — Abuer. 

Son of John Bissell — .Fohn. 

\y of Jc)hn Howard — I'ortia. 

Son of David AV'el»ster — Eldad. 

D' of Daniel Field— jMargaret. 

D' of Thomas Bishop — Phebe. 

Son of John Jonc^s — Henry. 

Son of I'Jlijah AVhite — Elihu. 

Sou of AVilliam Ha.skins — Asahel. 

Son of Jonathan Birge — Simeon. 

Son of Elijah Olmstead — Erastus. 

])' of Judah Strong— Kaciiel. 

Son of neiijamin TaU'ott — Alvin. 

Sou of Samuel Bisiio]) — Sanuiel. 

D' of Samuel Bishop — Lidea. 

D'' of Samuel Bishop — Talitha. 

])■' of Asa Ilender — Zoa. 

D' of Jonathan Darte— Mabel. 

Sou of Nathan Strong — Nathan. 


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Feb. 3 Son of Ichabod Warner — Elijah. 

" fi Son of Jacob Lyman — Jacob. 

A|)l. y l)"^ oi Liivi Loomis — INIaitha. 

" 3 1)"^ of Andrew Looniifs — Hculah. 

May 8 ])"■ of C'harle.s Loomis — Lidia. 

! . " " 1)'' of Ezra Waterman — Carolina. 

" " D"" of Ezra Waterman — Clarissa. 

« 15 ly of Asa Linoham— ElisalK'th. 

June 12 Sou of Zacliariah Cone — Zachariah. 

'' 19 Son of .Jonathan Skinner — Levi. 

July 10 I^of Thomas White— Riilh. 

August 28 1)' of Seth Lah-ott—Deborah. 

V Sep^"" 25 Soil of John Cone — John. 

I October 9 Son of Jlezekiah Welles — Levi. 

'' 30 D^ of Thomas W. Pitkin— Rhoda. 

Nov'' G Son of Thomas Webster — Aaron. 

" " Son of John Tucker — Jonathan Smith. 

« ' 27 Ti' of David AVebster— Ruah. 

1775 Jan''^ 13 Son of Benjamin Mann — Benjamin. 
March 2G Son of George Griswold — Calvin. 
April 2'd \y of Elislia Bissell — Clarissa. 

'' '• Son of Elijah White — Henry. 

" " Son of John Bissell — Aaron. 

May 14 L' of Richard Pitkin — Anna. 

" " Son of Zackeus, Negro — Zackeus. 

" 21 I)^ of Ichabod Warner— Sally. 

June 11 Sou of John Howard — Salmon. 

*' 25 Son of William Ilaskins— Elijah. 

July 9 Son of Asaliel Skinner — Sylvester. 

" 23 Sou of Elias Skinner — Elijah. 

Aug. 20 Son of John Carver — Phineas. 

Sep'"' 10 Son of I^evi J^oomis — Levi. 

Oct'' 8 Sou of Samuel Bishop — Isaac. 

" 15 Son of John Coleman — George Smith. 

" *' Son of Judah Strong — Joseph Churchel. 

" 22 D' of Jonathan liirge— Anna. 

Dec'' 10 Sons of Nathaniel Hammond, Alvin & Calvin. 

1776 Jau^ G Son of Benjamin liuel — Samuel. 

" 7 Son of John Talcott — John. 

'• ' " 14: Son of Elijah Olmstead — Joseph. 

Feb. 4 Son of John Jones — Erastus. 

IMarch 10 Son of .Jonah Strickland — Simeon. 

'' 25 Son of Perez Swift — Jesse. 

April 14 Son of Joseph Tucker — Josiah. 

28 D' of Thomas AVhite— Mille. 

May 1 Son of Aaron Strong — Samuel. 

'' 21 1)"' of John Cone— Esther. 

June 9 \y of Benjamin Blush— Phebe. [Blish ?] 

July 7 D'' of Benjamin JMaiui — Elizabeth. 

28 Son of Elisha Tucker— Daniel. 

■ " 28 D'' of Zachariah Cone— I\Iolly. 

Aug' 4 Son of Charles Loomis — Charles. 

" 4 Son of Andrew Loomis — David. 

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Aug* 4 D"" of Solomon Duwey — Anna. 

8 lY of Scth Talcott— Khoda. 
IK of David Webster— Uiuih. 
D"^ of John CoUiiuin — Kutli. 
Son of Sanuiel ^\liiclden— William Holms. 
Son of Sarah Fcr<^uson — Joab Clark. 
D' of Mathew Loomis— ]\Iabel. 
1)'* of Jonathan Clark — Prudence & Bette. 
Son of Jared Cone — Amos. 

1777 Jan. 5 Son of Ezra Waterman — Ezra. 
Son of White Pitkhi — Samuel. 
D"^ of John Bissell — Tirzah. 
ly of Elihu Jones — Lidia. 
Son of Elihu Jones — Elihu. 
D"" of lehabod Warner — Octavia. 
\y of Abitlier ]\faiin — Clarissa. 
Sou of Samuel Bishop — Eleazor. 
D'' of Kalph Cox — Lovina. •'t- 
Son of John Jones — Lemuel. 
Son of Jonatlian Darte — Joshua. 

'^ '' \y of Elijah White— Sopliia. 

" 24 IP of Daniel Field— Koxana. 

*' " Son of Ciiarles Strong — Israel. 

" " D' of Jonah Strickland— Prudence. 

; «< 31 Son of AVilliam Kisk-y— Joab. 

" " Son of Levi Looniis — Seba 

" " !)'■ of Benjamin Kisley— Betsy 

Sep*^ 3 Son of John Carver — Church 

" 5 Son of Elijah Olmstead— Walter 

Ocf 5 Son of Ali'xander M'^^Leon — Francis 

" 23 Son of John Hale— John 

" " Jr of .John Hale -Lidia 

" ■ " !)■■ of Samuel Darte— Elizabeth 

1778 Jan. 25 D^ of John Talcott— Sarah 

Feb. 1 Son of Perez Swift — ()rigen 'li' 

]\Iarch 1 D' of .Joslaia Talccjtt — Tirzah 

April 25 !)■■ of iAIoses (loodrich— Molly 

June 10 D^ of Wid^^ JNIary Skinner— Itachel: 

" " D-- of Elisha Andrus— Mille 

" 14 Son of jS'ath' Hammond — George ■ 

" " Son of William Ilaskins — Calviji . 

" " Son of John Coleman — Simons ; 

" " Son of Simeon Spencer — Daniel •. ,i. ; 

July 20 D^ of Asa llendee— Piiilata 

Aug' 23 D"" of Joseph Carver — Carolina 

Sep' 20 Son of Samuel Carver — (Jardner 

Nov 1 Son of Thomas AVhite — 'J'houias 

" 15 Son of Solomon Dewey — Solomon 

29 D"- of Timothy Darte— INfargaret :- 

" *' Son of Timothy Darte— Titus 

1779 Jan"^ 17 Sou of Charles Loomis — John 

" 25 Son of Aaron Strong — Samuel 

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Communicated by AETHua E. Gage, Esq., of Woburn, Mass. 

I send you copies of some depositions taken from the Essex 
Court files. 

From the deposition of Alexander Sessions it appears that Henry 
Kingsbury's son culled Sgt. John Gage his uncle. Does any one 
know whether Susanna, wife of Henry, was a sister of John Gage 
or anything bearing on the relationship? 

John (iage and Henry Kingsbury occupied adjoining farms on the 
IVIerrimack in that part of the town of Kowley afterward Bradford. 
John ( iag(! purtihascd his fniin from Patience Jewett and Hannah 
(fJewett) Carlton. Henry Jvingebury's farm originally belonged to 
I'hilip Nelson. 

Depositions Essex Coukt Papers; Vol. 14, pp. 4G, 47. Simon 
Bradstreet vs. John Gage ; I^jswich, March Term IGG'J ; Trespass by hogs. 

The Deposicon of Henry Kingsbury aged about 5^, 
Whoe sayetli vpou his oatli that before Indian harvest in the yeare 65 
hee sawe a company of S'"' Gages his hoggs in a pcell of Indian conie of m'' 
Bradstreete, about 12 or 14, which his man Alexd'' was then driueing out, & 
that a liogg of tlie sd Gages y' was uewly cut did often keepe in the sd 
Corne alune & furth"" sayeth not. this was in a feild called the plaiiie about- 
3-niyles from the Towne of Andou''. IIenky Kingsbuky. 

taken vpon oath 2G'^ 1. G'J. before mee Simon Bradstreete. 

The testimony of Alexander Sessions aged Twenty foure. 

I doe testify that I went downe to my m"" Bradstreets playue after much of 
y® damniag was done, and before it was priz'd, or the fence viewed, to mend 
the stl fence and working tliere til about noone, & then hauing occasion to 
goe after some young Cattle of my masters, coming back to y® corne-feild, 
the doggs that were witli mee ruund into ye Corne and fell upon a parcel of 
hoggs that were * * * ye feild and I catclied one to obserue what ye Eare- 
mark Avas, & it was Slit of ye neare Eare half way downe, or thereabout, 
1 spake to m'' Eaulkner of it & he Sayd twas his hog, and he owned the 
mark(! to be his Karemurk & Sayd moreover that ye doggs had bit ye hog: 
this dainage was done in the yeere Sixty Six. 

taken vjioii oath the 27"' 1. G*J. before mee Simon Bradstreet. 

The sd deponent further witnesseth that in ye yeere Sixty line he saw a 
parcel of Swiue by y'^ river sitle, & making haste downe to y'", &. making a 
noyse le Saw two oi' thi'ee Ski[) out of the feild, & Goodman Xiiigsburoughs 
Sonne sayd they were his mdde (Jages hoggs, iJi^ Daniel CJage upon his do- 
8cii|)ti() sayd he thought they were theres. further the deponent testifya 
tliat in y" ye»'re Sixty Six he juilged tliu fenct; sullicient agaynst orderly 
Cattle when he left it att the S[)ring. 

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By Miss Viuoini.v BAKiiu, of Warren, 11. I. 
IlFii kiivnlom was but a narrow strip of territory, her subjects 
only a handful of untutoretl savajres. lUit her duniain was fan- and 
fertile, her people loyal, and never was royalty worn with a more 
royal oraee than by this dusky princess of the pruncval forest. 

The'^ story of her life was chronicled by her enemies, but even 
hostile pens could not conceid the truth. The history of Weetamoe 
is more than the record of a conquered savage. It is the history ot 
a woman in whose character were blended some of the best and 
some of the worst elements that make up human nature— a woman, 
the echo of whose passionate heart beats, throbbing through the 
centuries, possesses power to stir tlie dormant pulses of to-day. 

^yeetnmoo was born to royalty. She was the daughter ot a 
prince and became the consort of a king. She loved authority and 
well knew how to wield it. She was proud, imperious and selt- 
reli-mt If as is supposed, her father was the sachem Corbitant, iier 
marked pensonality may well be attributed to heredity. Corbitant 
was one of the most renowned chiefs under the great Wampanoag 
sachem, Massasoit of Pokanoket. His headquarters were at Matta- 
puyst or Mattapoiset, in the southern part of what constitutes the 
present town of Swansea, ^rassachusctts, and were but a lew miles 
distant In.m the Indian village of Sowams,* tiie pnncq)al residence 
of iMassasoit. Unlike his ilhistrious siq>erior, Corbitant regarded 
the arrival of the English settlers at Plymouth with fear and jealousy. 
In 1021 he was suspected of ph)tting with the Narragansetts to 
overthrow lAlassasoit, who had coneludc'd a treaty with the new 
comers. At Namasket (Middleborough) he attacked a house m 
which were Uobbamoek and Stpianto, the two natives employed by 
(he Kii'dish as guides and interpreters, capturing the latter ; lor he 
said "if S.iuanto were but dead the white men would have lost their 
ton.rne " He threatened to stab Hobbamock ; but he, being strong 
and'^aoilc, made his escape and hastened to notify Covernor liradtord 
of Scpianto's danger. The Governor immediately dispatched the 
dou"hty Captain Standish to the rescue; but u[)on arriving at Na- 
masket he found that Corbitant had fled to iMattapoiset without 
carryinrr his threats against Squanto into execution. Alarmec at 
the turn of ail'airs, the wily Corbitant employed ^lassasoits aid m 
making his peace with the Enghsh, " but," says 15radford was sine 
to conie neare them a longe while after." ^ 

On the occasion of ^^^inslow's second visit to Massasoit, m lb2.:5, 
he was entertained, during his homeward journey, by Corbitant, 
whom he .leseribes as "a notable politician, yet full of many squibs 

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and jo8ts, and never bettor pleased than when the like are returned 
ai^^ainst him." As a host he appears to have excelled, for AVinslovv 
adds that he "never had better entertainment amongst them all." 
A strong mind, such as Corbitant possessed, could hardly have failed 
to exert an influence in moulding the character of others. Weeta- 
moe, even if not his daughter, was probably allied to him either by 
the ties of consanguinity or marriage. It is not improbable that a 
dislike of the English was early implanted in her breast by the fierce 
and prescient sachem. 

Of AVectamoe's early history little has been discovered. In 1651 
she was known as Kununumpaum, and was the wife of an Indian 
called Wccquc(piinc(]ua. As " hcire apparent and trewe inheritor" 
of the territory now included within the limits of the town of Tiver- 
ton, R. I., she enjoyed the title of " squaw sachem" or " queen" of 
Tocasset. In 16r)() she had become the wife of INIassasoit's eldest 
sou ^^'amsutla, and calh'd herself Tiifapanum. Four years later 
W'amsutta succeeded to tli<> chief saehemship, and she found herself 
oceuj)ying, as queen of the AV'anq)anoag tribe, a ])Osition which her 
haughty and ambitious nature well qualified her to sustain with dig- 

For some years previous to jMassasoit's decease, Wamsutta was 
associated with his father in the Wanq)anoag government. Imme- 
diately upon l>ecoming sachem he, rei)aii-ed to I'lymouth, and "pro- 
fessing great respect," requested that English names might be be- 
stowed \\\wn him and his brother. The Court accordingly ordered 
that for the future he should be known as "Allexandcr Pokanokett," 
and his brother as "Philip," the names having been selected it is 
supposed, in honor of Alexander the Great, and Philip ofiMacedon. 
They presented him with a few pounds of gunpowder, and, appa- 
rently satisfied, he departed for his own country. 

In IGoU Wamsutta had joined with Massasoit in renewinfr the 
treaty of peace with the Plymouth government which had been 
entered into in 1621. Put during the years that elaj)sed between 
this date and the death of INIassasoit, the relations between the 
Indians and the white men had gradually changed. Everywhere the 
latter were encroaching upon the territory of the former, sometimes 
by the most unscrupulous means. Wamsutta would have been 
wanting in both intelligence and patriotism had he failed to become 
alarmed at the situation of his people. It needed no prophetic vision 
to foresee the ultimate ruin of the aboriginal races, unless something 
w^ere done to check the rapidly increasing power of the English. 
Despite the "great respect" professed by him to the Plymouth 
('ourt, Alexander was soon suspected of plotting with his hereditary 
enemies the Narragansetts against his white neighbors. He was 
summoned to Plymouth to answer the charges preferred against 
him, but when the Court met, it is said that, instead of attending it, 
he paid a visit to the JS'arragansett sachem. Thereupon Governor 

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Vincc " aseemljlod his counsiillora iiiul, ulh^r (l(;lil)oruti()n, ordered 
diijor Winslow, afterwards governor oC the eoloiiy, to take an armed 
>and, go to Mount Hope, Keize Alexander by suri)ri8e, before he 
oidd rally his warriors around him, and take him by force to Ply- 
iioiith." ^yinslovv, accomj)anied by ten men, immediately set out 
or l\)kanoket, and when about midway between Plymouth and 
Jrldgewater imexpe.;tedly discovered Alexander at a lodge whither 
le ami a number of his people had re[)aired for the pur|)08e of huiit- 
ng and fishing. C'autiously a[)[)roaching the hut, AVinslow's men 
ecured the guns of the Indians, which were all stacked outside ; 
hen entering, informed the sachem of the purpose of their visit. 
Uexandcr protested his innocence, indignantly refusing to submit 
arrest, whereupon Major AVinslow presented a j)ietol to his breast, 
idling him sternly that "if he stirred or refused to go he was a dead 
nan." The disnrmed warriors were powerless to assist their chief, 
nd Alexander w;is compelled to yield to the inevitable. Accom- 
anied by a Inrge retinue of his braves and a number of women, 
mong whom was AV'eetamoe, he set out for Plymouth. The 
,'cather was intensely hot and a horse was tendered him, but he re- 
used to ride, saying that he was as well able to walk as his wife and 
er attendants. At Duxbury the party halted to await orders from 
Tovernor l^rince. JNTajor AVinslow received Alexander into his own 
ouse, and entertained him courteously for several days. P)Ut the 
aughty spirit of the savage chief could ill brook the indignities 
ea[)ed upon A burning fever seized him which, despite the 
ledical treatment furnished by his captors, increased to an alarming 
xtcnt. Fearing his death, the Indian warriors entreated permission 
) take their sachem home, promising to return with him as soon as 
e should recover, and oiFering his son as a hostage. The C'ourt 
ceeded to their request, and placing the unfortunate chief upon a 
tter, they mournfully started upon their homeward journey. But 
le ssichem's hours Avcre numbered. Clrief, wounded pride and de- 
pair all combined to crush his heart, and betbre half the way was 
■aversed his anguished spirit burst its mortal bonds. The emotions 
f his followers can hardly be realized. A terrible suspicion filled 
very breast — a sus{)icion that the death of their king was due to 
oison secretly administered by his foes. AA'^as it strange that 
Weetamoe should believe her husband's enemies his murderers ? The 
uldenness and magnitude of her misfortune naturally deprived her 
f the power of reasoning dispassionalely. "Who knew so well as 
le the nature of the intrigues in which Alexander had been con- 
?rned? A\'ho more fully comprehended the motives that might 
iive induced the English to rid themselves of a formidable foe? As 
le bent over the lifeless form of the hapless chief perhaps her 
lemory recalled half forgotten words uttered long before by Corbi- 
uit, that "notable politician," whose prophetic vision saw in the 
lute man the despoiler and destroyer of Ids race. None may 


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fatliom the depth of anguish that flooded the 80ul of the unhappy 
woman. The bitter cup of adversity hehl but a single drop of 
Bweetnees — the tiiought of revenge. That, alone, had power to 
mitigate her grief. With all the strength of her passionate, un- 
tutored nature she dedicated her life to the sacred piu'pose of aven"-- 
ing her husl)and's untimely end. 

J>ut true to her sex and her race slie dissembled her feelings. She 
did not long remain a widow, but married an Indian named (^uique- 
quanchett and took up her residence upon her own territory, Po- 
casset. Concerning (^uiquequanchett nothing definite seems, thus 
far, to have been discovered. It seems probable that he did not live 
long after his marriage to Weetamoe. The thrice widowed squaw 
sachem next contracted a matrimonial alliance with Petownonowit, 
conunonly nick-n;uncil by the Kuglish "Ben." l*ctownonowit 
appears to have been posseasetl of considerable ability, and became a 
prominent figure during Philip's war. 

The mutual disagreements that, in 1G75, culminated in an out- 
break of hostilities between Indians and English are too fiimiliar to 
re(piire recapitulation in these })ages. Like his brother and pre- 
decessor Alexander, I'hilip saw in the increase of English power the 
downfall of ins own ])cople. lie planned the extermination of the 
white men, and could he have followed out the line of policy which 
his sagacity enabled him to formulate the results migiit have been 
fateful to the English cause. Philip possessed an infinite degree of 
patience. No man better knew how to serve by waiting. But 
P!iibi)'s counsellors and warriors were cast in a diil'erent mould. 
They neither could nor would restrain their im[)atience to be avenged 
upon their enemies. They thirsted for English blood. They lacked 
the pers[)icacity necessary to a eom[)rehension of the wise and sub- 
tle statccratt practised by their far-seeing leader. 

The sunnner of lb? 5 found Weetamoe, who seems to have been 
predestined to misfortune, in one of the most paini'ul positions a 
wouian can occupy. She was then as " Queen of I'ocasset " at the 
height of her power, "as potent a sachem as any round her," being 
able to rally to her side no less than three hundred warriors. Her 
subjects were loyal to her and to the meujory of their dead kin")- 
Wamsutta. But one thing rent her haughty spirit. Petownonowit 
relused to lend her his su[)[)ort and allied himself with the foes of his 
race. Weetamoe thus found herself compelled to renounce either 
husband or country. Another woman might iuive displayed weak- 
ness at such a crisis, but Weetamoe did not falter. Disdain- 
fully she repudiated him whom she deemed a traitor, and linked her 
fate with that of her people. So becoming, in the words of an 
ancient chronicler, " next unto Philip in respect to the mischief done." 

'I'he prc;mature outbreak of liostiiities in Swansea, on Sunday the 
20th of June, lb75, was Ibllowed by a succession of massacres and 
conflicts, the horrors of which no pen can adecpiatcly portray. At 


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all times and in all HcaaonB Pliilij) was the ii\H[)irin^ genius of his 
pco[)le. lli.s old-time enemies, the Narragansettw, now ranged them- 
selves beside him against the eoinmon foe. The alliance was 
strengthened by the marriage of AVeetamoe to Quiimapin, a nephew 
of the famous jNIiantonomi, and a cousin of Canoiu'het, then reigning 
sachem of the Narragansetts. (^uinnapin is descrilxHl by an old 
hifitorian as a "lusty young sachem." He was one of Philip's chief 
captains and participateil in the attack on Tjancastcr, Feb. 10, 1G76. 
On this occasion the wife of the l\ev. floseph Kowlandson was taken 
captive and sold as a slave to C^uinnapin, in whose service she re- 
maiHcd until redeemed by her friends. To her we are indebted for 
a striking pen portrait of the "Queen of Pocasset." " INfy master," 
she narrates, "had three squaws . . . Onux, this old squaw at 
whose wigwam I was . . . Another was Wettimore with whom I 
had lived and served all this time ... A severe and proud dame 
was she ; bestowing every day in dressing herself near as much time 
as any of the gentry of the land — powdering her hair and painting 
her face, going with her necklaces, with jewels in her ears and 
bracelets U[)on her hands . . . When she had dressed herself her 
work was to make girdles of wampum and beads." 

In imagination (nie may almost behold the dusky princess, arrayed 
in barbaric magnificence, seated in royal state, plying her dainty 
task. We may well believe that her white hand-maiden had good 
reason to pronomiee her both proud and severe. ^Vhat thoughts 
swelled within her breast as her deft fingers threaded her " wampum 
and beads"? Did she not live over again the scene of Wamsutta's 
death? Did nt)t her face cloud with grief, and anger and hatred as 
memory traversed the past? And did not her daik and luminous 
eyes llash witii exultation at the promise of the future? If doubt or 
fear chilled her heart it was only for a moment. Why should she 
despond? Was not Philip a mighty leader in battle? Were not 
his warriors all brave, his captains all men of renown? Had not the 
tomaiiawk done a bloody work at Swansea and lirookfield, at Xorth- 
field, and Lancaster, and Deerfield? And had not the torch laid 
waste village and hamlet and farmstead? Ah, not in vain had slie 
waited so patiently through the dreary years ! The long looked for 
day of reckoning had, at last, arrived. She would live to see her 
enemies crushe<l beneath her feet even as they had sought to (.'rush 
her and her peo})le ! And AVamsutta, so cruelly nuuxlered, would 
be avenged ! 

To encourage, to strengthen, to inspire her followers, this was 
Weetamoe's j)art in the great drama enacted about her. At a dance 
given by the Indians in conunemoration of the Sudbury fight she 
appeared in the l)rave attire befitting her rank. " She had," says 
Mrs. Kowlandson, " a ICersey coat covered with girdles of wampum 
from the loins upward . . . Her arms Irom her elbows to her 
hands were co\ered with bracelets; there were handfuls of necklaces 

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about her neck, and several 8orts of jewels in her ears. She had fine 
rod Htockings and wliite shoes, her hair powdered and her tace painted 
red." Tiu-oii<^h the fantastic intricacies of the dance she moved, 
haughty, passionate, exultant, all the wildness of nature in her 
motions, all the fervent devotion of a woman in her heart ! 

But the day of iier glory was fast drawing to a close. Not even 
the genius of Philip could cope witli the civilization of his opponents. 
The early triumphs of the Indians were followed by terrible reverses. 
The rude but persuasive eloquence of Benjamin Church converted, 
as if by magic, the bitterest foes into friends. The red man was 
hunted from swamp to forest like a wild beast, by his own brothers. 
Poverty and hunger induced many to surrentler in the hope of pro- 
louging their miserable lives. The red man's God seemed to have 
withdrawn his countenance from his despairing worshippers. Philip 
rallied his little band of faithful followers about him for the last 
desperate struggle. AVeetamoe, loyal, courageous, still unbroken in 
spirit, fu]lo^v'ed uncomplainingly the fortunes of her people. Driven 
from her beloved Pocasset, she fled with her warriors now diminished 
in numbers to less than two score to the country of the Niantics. 
But for the unhappy queen there was no haven of refuge. IStill 
pursued, she turned her step toward jMattapoiset, beautiful Matta- 
poiset, the "Place of Rest." And here she did, indeed, find rest — 
the rest from which there was no awakening. Betrayed by one of 
their own number, her j)eople were, early in August, surprised and 
captured by a party of English from Taunton. She, alone, escaped, 
and with her old time boldness and self-reliance attemjjted to cross the 
Taunton river upon a rude raft of broken pieces of wood. Whether 
she became overpowered by fatigue, or whetiier her craft proved too 
fragile to sustain her, is not certain, but her dead body was found, 
not long after, on the green shores of jMattapoiset, whither the waves 
had borne it. Unkind in all else. Fate was merciful to her at the 
last. As she had lived so she died, free as the pure air of her native 
land, unvanquished, her last act one of resistance to her hated foes. 
A few days later the people of Taunton set upon a pole a ghastly 
trophy. Some Indians, then priwoucrs in the town, beholding it, 
burtst into lamentations, crying out that it was the head of their queen. 
So the last scene in the life drama of \Veetamoe of Pocasset was en- 
acted. Let the curtain fall ! 


Contributed by WuKTiUNaxON Chauncey Foku, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

TiiK following correspondence is of interest as illustrating the 
amazing prices quoted for ordinary connnodities in the last days of 
the continental paper money. Congress was at this time publisii- 
ing its 10 to 1 resolution, which practically admitted that the money 

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rjucstion liad rciiclied ii atago when oonfrBBion of hankruptcy waa tlic 
only solution. iMerchandise was not yoKl for })a[>cr (.'xcopt at prices 
which seemed cxtra\agant, and Washington was not sLir[)riscd by 
the rates charged. As an incident of "shopping" in the dark days 
of the war, the corrcspoudeuee is suggestive. 

WasliiiKjton to MilclitU. 

IIiiAUCiUAUTKUs, MoKuis-TOWN, 20 JMurch, 1780. 
D' Sir, 

You will do rao a favour by eiKjiiiring, &, letting nu; know as soon as 
possible, if any good coach-maker in Pliil" or Gcu-inan 'i'own (Bringhurst 
for instance) will engage to make me a genteel plain chariot with real Har- 
ness for four horses to go with two postilions — 1 wish to know the terms 
and in how short a time it can be done — I also beg to know if the harness 
could be soon had without the carriage. 

Tliat the workmen may lie at no loss to fix a just price on these things 
on ace' of the (luctuating, it uncertain state of our curr" he may make his 
e.stimat(!S in specie whit'.h shall eithi'r be {)aid him immediately npon deliv- 
ery oi the work — or in pa[)er money at tlie dilfercnce of exchange then 
j)revailing — be it little or much — tliis will put the matter upon so clear & 
unccjui vocal a footing that he can be at no loss in lixing prices, nor be 
under the smallest inducem'^ to ask an enormous price in order to g'^ against 
the evil consc(juenci;s of depreciation. 

You will do me a fav"" by answering this letter speedily as I have parti- 
cular reasons for i-e(]uesting it. 1 am &c. 

P. S. I beg the favor of you to en(|uire further whether nails & other 
kind of mounting, & trimmings, necessary to the lining and finishing of a 
chariot coul<l be liad in any of the shops — or from any of the coach 
makers in Phif — tbere is a good wt)rkman at SjM-inglield (in this State) 
but he has not this kiml of furniture by him necessary to compleat a char'. 

' Mitcliell lo WashiiKjlon, 

Viuh" 25 Marcli, 1780. 
D^ Sir 

Yotu- Kxcellencys favors of the 17"^ & 20"* were delivered to me yester- 
day, have maiie parlicniar Impiiry at tlie several Coach iMakers and have 
found a Neat CJenteel Chariot which is near linished, and can be com- 
pleated witii Harness for four Horses in two or three Weeks, the price is 
Two Hundred tt Ten Pounds in Gold or the Value thereof in current 
money. 1 cannot procure one under this sum from any of the workmen 
here, & believe it is the lowest price, the man who has it has prom- 
ised to wait a Week for your Excellency's answer. 

I believe all the Necessary Furniture and Lining can be procm-ed here 
for a Chariot if you chuse to have one made, but doubt much if it will be 
cheaper. 1 can not acertain what the Furniture &e will cost, as some part 
must be made here, and others bought at Different places. 

The Brushes went to Camp last week, the several articles you ordered 
with the Moj) *t Chamber Pot shall be sent this next Week they are 
getiug ready — the Shirt Buttons went by an express yesterday, hope 
tln'[y} will answer. J\l"* Mitchell joins mo in most respectfull Compli- 
ments to JM'^ Washington. 1 have the honor »tc. 

Jno. JMircuKLL. 


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Washington to Mitchell, 

Head Quauters, Morristown, 

30 March, 1780 
D^ Sir 

Your Letter of the 25*'* did not come to my hands till yesterday after- 

I will take the chariot at the price of Two hundred and ten pounds in 
gold, provided yon have examined it yourself with a critical eye or will get 
some good judge or judges to do it and they shall be of o[)inion tliat it is 
made in the present taste — well fashioned — composed of seasoned wood 
well put togother, — and also that it has, or is to have a proper lining ttc"^ 

jMy reason for being so particular I shall mention — some days ago I was 
told of an elegant chariot of excpiisite workmanship belonging to C'apt" 
Kennedy that was for sale — I got a Gent" in the neighborhood to view it, 
who made so favourable a report that I sent down to buy it, when upon a 
second inspection (or the Inspection of a second Gent") it was found to 
be so old fashioned & uncouth, that the Gent" did not incline to take it. — 
I wish you had mentioned the maker's name of the one oifered you — if it 
is a common sale chariot, & the workman does not stand much upon 
his character it may be of little worth from the slightness of it. 

It will not be in my j)Ower to insure payment in less time than It would 
take me* to draw the money from my own home in Virginia which by the 
common chances of conveyance I could not, with certainty iix at less than 
8 weeks from the receipt of your notice of its want. If it does not suit 
the workman to wait so long, & you could borrow that much specie I will 
engage to replace it with interest in the time. 

In case you should purchase, please to have my arms and crest properly 
disp'' of on the chariot. I send them for this purpose. I am &c. 

P. S. I\P Tilghman tells me that Gen' Dickenson, if in town, would be 
so obliging as to take the trouble, would be an excellent jndge of the 
chariot in its pres"' state <t directions with respect to the linish of it. — la 
doing w''' neatly & in taste 1 should not begrudge adding to the price fixed. 

Mitchell to Washington. 

PiiiL% 4 April, 1780 
Dear Sir, 

Your Excellency's favor of the oO^'' ultimo, was handed me on Saturday 
evening. On JMonday morning I got I\I'' Mt-redith (Gen' Dickinson was 
not in town) and several other Gentlemen to go to Look at the chariot 
who all agreed it was good AV\)rk & neatly linished in the present Teaste 
the wood has been well seasoned, the only Objection apears to be the size 
w*^'' is 3 feet 4 Inches high from the seat to the top, and 3 feet tj Inches 
wide in the inside if these dimentions will do, the Carriage Avill I believe 
please you, the (Uoth is not a good si-cond, but looks pretty wt;ll. 

'i'his day i went (o Gi-rnianlown i^ hav(^ prijvailcd on i\P Hringhurst \o 
let vdu ha\c' a Chariot lie has in hand — it apears to be good Work t*c well 
seasoned limbei', the size is 3 feet (Ij Liclies high ami 3 feet 10 Inches 
wid(!— it will have a very good second Clolh or better if to be got this will 
be ready in Six Weeks, the former in 'IV.n days, the price is the same. AP 
Craner (^) is the maker of the first, W Larret Paints both both men 
want their money as soon as possible. 


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If your ExcelleiKiy will (Iclcrniiue wliicli .'iiid lot ine know, I will ago it 
finished in the bi'st inaniier — and will pay them purt of the money Imme- 
diately, and send a eaiefnll person to your seat in Virginia if you think 

have sent you the Mop, two stone .lars & a large Stone Jug, by a Wag- 
gon that sett otl' three days ag(j, J directed them and some IJoxes from 
Don duan de INIarillias to the eare of I\Ir .hieoh "NViess, with orders to send 
them to Head (^)narterri Inniiediately hope the[y] will get safe, I cannot 
get a Punch IJowl under IHO Dollars, & hi) Dollars for a Wash hand 
liasin. if you iijirove of thos(! ])rices they shall be sent Immediately — the 
Chamber Pott goes by the 15earer, who will return with your answer. I 
have the lumoi-, itc. 

[To bo continued.] 


OoiDpiloil hy lion. 1{. 1). Smyth uml (•onmumicHteil liy Dr. 'niniNAHD C. Stkinkr. 

'riio.M.vs NoKi'ON eanie to (luiU'ord with Pev. Mr. Whitlleld in 1(')."19, 
was a signer of iho Plantation Covenant, and served the town as its miller 
until his death in 1()48. lie is stated to have been a church warden of 
]\Ir. Whitlield's parish at Ockluy in Surrey, England, and has been thought 
.to have l>een connected with the Mortons of Sharpenhow, Pedfordshire. 
(Register, vol. xiii., p. 225.) Dea. L. M. Norton of Goshen identilied 
him with Thomas, son of William Norton and his second wife Dennis 
Clu'lmsl)y, and put the date of his birth as about 1.582. His Iiome lot in 
(luilford eontaineil two acres and was on the west side of Crookcnl Lane 
(now State Street). This lot fidl to his son John, on Thomas Norton's 
death, and afterwards was occupied by Lieut. AVilliam Seward, his son-in- 
law. Thomas Norton also owned seventeen and one-half acres of upland in 
Norton's quarter, a parcel of four and one-half acres of " upland in the 
plaiue " and a parcel of one and one-half acres of marsh land by the sea- 
side. His wife was named (Jrace and her maiden name is sui)posed to 
liave been AVells. \_Note. In the Pk<;istku for April, 181J7, vol. li., 
p. 221, is a note by Elliot Stone, calling attention to the fact that Thomas 
Norton and Grace AVells were married in Shelton Parish, Pedfordshire, on 
May 5, 1G3I, and that their daughter (Jrace was baptized Jan. lo, l(5o2, 
in the neighboring parish of Di'ans. A son, John, was baptized Eeb. I.'), 
KJ.'M. (Se(^ HIaydes' '' Genealogiea Pedl'ordicusis.") ]\Ir. Smyth gavo 
the birlh of his eiiildri^n as follows: I, Anne;, about l(!2r) ; 2, (Jimcc, 
about 1G27, and 8, .lohn, in IGIO. Also that Thomas Norton of Ockley, 
Surrey, married Judith Howell in 1037. No explanation of his tangle can 
as yet be given. — P. G. S.] 

The children of Thomas^ and Grace Norton were : 

I. Anne,' m. John Warner of Saybrook and Hartford, 1G49. 

ii. GuAOK, m. William Seward of (luilford, April 2, 1G51. (See Rkgis- 

TKK, .Inly, 181)8, vol. lii. p. ;!2;!.) 
ill. M,viiv, 1). ahoul lG:i5; ni. ])ca. Samuel Rockwell of Windsor, April 

;i, 1C58. 
2. iv. JoUN, d. March 6, 1704. 

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V. AujGML. b. about 1642 ; m. Ananias Tryon of KiUingworth, Aug. G, 
3. vi. Thomas, d. about 1713. 

^' ^^^"^'\^.«F,«^\(^'/'«;)- was a miller at Guilford for many years. 
H 1007 he bought Mr. Robert Kitcl.ers home lot aiul lemove.l 
hither. He married lirst, Stone, daii^^diter of William, in 
IM.., and seeond J.hzabeth Hubbard, dau^dUer of George, who 
uK'il i^el)ruary, 1/10. ® 

The children of John Norton were : 
i. John, 3 b. Nov. 18, IGGG; d. Jan. 10, lGG(J-7 

4. II. John, b. May 29, IGCS; d. March 15, 1711 

5. ni. Samukl, b. Oct. 4, 1G72; d. Aprils 17j2 

li. IV. Thomas, b. March 4, 1G75; d. Sept.'si 1740 

vi. MAiivt b. lG8^o!"' ^"'' '"' '"^ ' '"• ^'^"'^^^^- Stone, Jan. 16, 1702. 

o. TiioMA.'^ NouTOX, Ju. (nomas^) of Saybrook, was a farmer la pros- 
jHTous -•'■•-mstanees His education was goo.l for the period. 
; /;v?^.',/^'^/'t^^Vhoui;ht that he was born as early as 1G2(J. 
lie left Guilford early, never being- n,ade a freeman there, and with 
onrtec.i o hers, on Sept. 1), 1G(;2, signed a writing on the records 
at Saybrook, agreemg to sustau. John Clark, Sr., and others in 
opposH.g the settlement of Killingworth at the llammonassett 
iver. J e was ma<]e Iree at Saybrook, Sept. 1), 1GG8. The con- 
nect on o the_ Nortons with Saybrook began early and when Marv 
Aorton, his sister, was married in 1G5S to Samuel Rockwell of 
\\Hidsor she IS desciubed in the records of the latter place as of 
Saybrook After the death of his wife he lived for a while with 
ns son homas m Saybrook, and later with his son Joseph in Dur- 
'""• ^, '",;t'""';;';t :lat-l May 8, ]7()G, in the Saybrol.k records, 
l.e appoints i ea Villuun Parker and Dea. xNathaniel Cha,>man of 
. Saybrook andJoln. J>annelee of (Juilford, "overseers of all his 

('.Slate and alfairs, as well during life as after his decease, "to see 
the seveml settlements of his chihiren performed, etc., on account 
oi Ins Inability and Incapacity by reason of old age." I[e owned 
■• -;^t-';«^ve tracts of land at Saybrook, Cochinchauire (Durham), 
J uldletown, and probably at Killingworth. He married Kli.abeth 
^lason, daughter ol xMeholas, iMay 8, 1G71. She .lied Jan. Jl, 
lb.';(. ' 

Their cliildreu were : 

1. K'''ZAm.:rH,3b. Oct. 13, 1G74; d. ApriI2, 1G7G. 

7. il. liioMAS, b. June 1, 1G77; d. Aug. 2G 17'2G 

in. KMZAiiiorn, b. Dec. 2G, lG7iJ. ' , 

8. iv. JosKi'H, b. Nov. G, IGrtl; d. necenii)er, 175G 
J. v_. bAMUiCL, b. Nov. G, 1G81 ; d. July 13, 17G7 

VI. AiuGAiL, b. Oct. 2G, 1G83. 

vii. Ebkniczek, b. Oct. 2G, 1G83 

vili. John, b. Oct. 3, 1G8G; d. December, 17C8. 

JoiiN^ NouTON (John,^ Thomas^) of Guilford, married Hannah, dauc^h- 
ter of Kmmanue Buck, Nov. U, IG'Jt. She was born at AVeth °r - 

slie married John Fowler. 

The children of John and Hannah (Buck) Norton were- 

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111 John b. DciC. 23, UW!), of Oiiilfoi-d. He wan a man of strict Intcg- 

iU ami i^.ty His d.sceuda..l.s re-arded him ^vlth ui;h respect 

ad ve e atinn. He r<tai.u.d his pliysicul and u.ental slren.nth to 

,.i !,. I- hlM h.n- life aiul d. at the liouse ol his Hon-lu-huv, 

,n„, da... of 'rhn.mis, hy vvhom he luul "«'/;>" '>f"-^.^^''Vl U-l' 

, ,. Ho .... 2d, Ma.-y, 'la... of .loh.. Mo.'.^a.i (,.-oU... Nov- ^^ ' /^/; 

' ■ Khe d. Nov. If, 17G;». Their ch.ldre.i were: 1. I^Us(il<J/^' • 

' , 1 32 d. si..j,^lc, Oct. 21, 1781. 2. John, b. Deceinber 1.3f; d. 

■ ■ A.,- 17 1«04 • m. Lucy Lee, Dec. 27, 1758 ; she d. Maixd 10, 1802. 
• 3 Sa I' b December, 173G d. Auj,'. 12, 1811; m. Natha.i Chi - 
■ trnfr ( ct 23, 17r,ii d. .]....e (i, 1819, a.^ed 89. 4 /fnlon b. 

■ 17 re n.oved o Hloo,...lcld, N. Y.; wis at, 1^...; 
•• 1 815; . Na<.mllJ< 5. .l^m/mm. b. 17- 2 ; re...oved to \V o 1- 

o L r. 1 • 111. DooUttle, ai.d had four sous and 

^ d^^lde;" 'O. Mar,, b. 17f 7 ; d. at Uristol ; ...^Justus Tunxe c>f 

• -^ Swued^at'^;i?^''of\h; harbor; mEli.ab^ o 

^liddletown. May U, 1771. 9. //"'<^;''^'/; , ''^.t '.. , 1^/^781 
Israel Johnsui. uf^Merideu or Wallmgford, who d. Oct. 21, 1784. 

^^- ^';';!; ^-/ol't'To ^170f • lived in Guilford; d. March 9, 1781; ra. 

Their chddren were: Uj..e^^^ of Gud^ul . ^ M.ciy , 17^ 

■ 1^55 2 i5cS 'b. Oct. 31 1730; lived i.. Waterbury 1780 and 
later at Wolcott; killed by lil^ht^in,l,^ 1802; m. 1st, Ben- 
Urn Nov 11 1752 ; she d. about 1755. He m. 2d Suza Bishop. 
' lV^//am b Jan. 22, 1732; d. June 17, 1700. 4. //««H«/i, b. Oct. 

' r 73 5\>L7'.M.;, b. Ju>ie 24, 173(5; d. October. 1736. 6. 

A'nnh b June 27, 1740; d. May 31, 17G3; m. Mary -. 7. 

iW. of Giiilford, b. 1742 ; d. Nov. 10, 1803 ; in. Rebecca Howd 

of Branford, Feb. 24, 17(J0; she d. Jan. 28, 180o. 
vi Eu/!su.m. b Oct. G, i70G; d. Sept. 21, 1753; m. Daniel Beutou, 

\U"-. 8, 1728. He d. Au.u,-. 25, l/i)G. 
vii. ILvnnI.i, b. March 10, 1710; d. single, November, 1724. 

5 SvMurL« NouTON (Juhnr Thomas') of the East River Quarter in iir.t:Abiouil Ward, Jan. 25, lG'J2-3 She died 
Au-- 10, 17;};-!. He married second, widow Sa.-ah West, who died 
Anu-. l','l7.VJ. His list in 171G was £87. ^s. Ud. 
ills cliiMren were : 
i \niGv.i * b. Nov. 12, 1G93 ; m. Benjamin Gi-iswold, June 17, 171«- 

, iurv Uaml.xvhoiK July 0, 17851 m. 2a I.y.Uail.vvUod.lUc^^ 
n idlil a. 'JO. 3. As:ihd, lived In Salisliury m 1760. 4. Jama, 

■ m K,",''u,' ",'.'"'.'S:i""ri7'oof-..,. Join. Grave, tl.c " s.nlth," Aug. 1, 

, ,v ANN^'-b. .V,r,;',o"ni;.;'f."-.,cc. 22, 172«: ,n. SclaU Murray, May U, 

. Tulf,: b.'i'au': ;^;';™V;'a,".ul:.. i„, i„, ; ™. Richard lirlstow, May 

VI U^i^. ."juue'Sf'lVrd. Sep,. 20, 1750; m. Samuel Meigs, 

Nov. 4, 1731. He d. Sept. 1, 17ol. 

:lli ?;;;:r"'ia. I'^l^: ' n2 Mlved m Mlddlotown; ni. J-- Mo^ 

hou^e of Saybrook. Their children were : 1. Sarah," b. March 

• I 12, 1749. 2. .larou, b. Juue 13, 1750. 3. Andrew, b. leb. 18, 



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272 Descendants of TJiomns N'orlon. ['Tuly, ■ 

G. I'llOMAs" NouTON (Johii,^ Thnmns^) of Ouilt'onl w:is a miller and 

wluMilwiii^lit. Ills list in 171t) was £109 in addition to a trade 

rating or " facnlty " of £10. He married IMay :i8, 1701, Rachel, 

dauij;liter of Comfort Starr of Middletown, who died Sept. 30, 1740. 

Their children were : 

i. E.\dHEL,'' b. July 12, 1702; d. March 31, 1760; m. Timothy Stone, 

Esq., Anj?. 29, 1720. He d. Sept. 9, 1705. 
ii. Thomas, b. Oct. 1, 1704; A.B. (Yale), 1723; lived in Guilford, and 

d. Sept. 8, 17C8; ni. Bctliia , who d. Sept. 28, 1770. Their 

cliildren were : 1. Tfiomas,'' h. 1732; lived in Branford in 1774, 
and d. May 5, 1797; in. M(>rcv, dau. of Kojior Tvler, March 28, 
1701. 2. Aslibell, m. Submit Whcdon, ,luly 19, 17,50; she d. Feb. 
15, 1792. He lived in Branford, and d. Sept. 12, 1799. 3. Jedidah, 
lived at Middletown in 1771. 4. IJcthinli, m. I)ea. Pelatiah Leete, 
Jinie 1, 1707. 5. Zmw'a/;, ni. Simeon Leete. 0. Elijah. 7. Benja- 
min of ]?utland, Vt. , in 1799. 8. MnrLha. 
iii. Daniel, b. Jan. 17, 1707; lived in Guilford, and d. Dec. 4, 1789; m. 
Ist, Sarah Bradley, 1730, who d. Nov. 5, 1750; m. 2d, Elizabeth 
Chittenden, March 9, 17»n, who d. Sept. 21, 1802. His children 
by his tlrst wifeAvere: 1. *SVnvr/(,M). about 1731 ; d. Feb. 14, 1701i 
in. Joseph Ohitteuden, Jr., 1749. He d. Jan. 8, 1793. 2. Daniel, 
1). about 1733; in. Sarah Stone, Nov. 5, 1750, and lived in Dur- 
ham. 3. Leah, bapt. 1735; ni. Thomas Stone, March 27, 1754. 
4. Fuichel, b. about 1737 ; d. of dysentery, Si'pt. 18, 1750. 5. Elon, 
b. al)OUt 1739; d. of dysentery, Sept. 30, 1750. 0. Lois, a. Feb. 
28, 1758. 8. Felix, lived at Freehold, N. J., 1779; in. 1st, Anna 
Leete in 1703; she d. May 13, 1773; m. 2d, Hannah Harrison, 
March 2, 1774. 8. Hannah, d. Sept. 22, 1820; in. Solomon Leete, 
Nov. 3, 1772; he d. at Greenville, N. Y., about 1822. 9. Anna, d. 
Dec. 13, 1834; m. Tlunnas Leete, June 30, 1773; he d. May 27, 
1830. 10. Chari(i/,h. 1743; d. Dec. 13, 1824; in. Dec. 10, 1706, 
Daniel Leete; he d. May 3, 1825. The order of some of the 
younger children is uncertain. 

f iv. Rkiibkn, b. April 0, 1711 ; lived in Guilford, and d. Nov. 28, 1796; ra. 

Hannah, dau. of Dr. Daniel Hooker of Hartford, Sept. 7, 1738 ; she 

d. May 8, 1797, te. 78. Their children were : 1. yira/(,* b. Aug. 3, 

,, 1739: m. Fhcbe, dau. of Josiah Scranton, March 7, 1704; she d. 

■' ' '• Auii. 31, 1818; he lived in Guilford, and d. Dec. 3, 1813. 2. 

' J Hixil-er, b. Jan. 15, 1741 ; d Sept. 9, 1742. 3. Diadamn, b. Nov. 

2, 1742; m. Jo.seph Dudley, Jidv 21, 1702; he d. December, 1805. 
4. IJnoker, b. 1744; lived in Guilford, and d. July 17, 1827; ra. 
Sibyl Bradley of Vermont, who d. se. 01, May 4, 1800. 5. Han- 
nah, b. May 1, 1746; d. Feb. 13, 1825; in. Nathaniel Allis of East 
Guilford, (')ct. 2, 1700; he d. March 12, 1785. G. lUnihen, b. 1748; 

; lived in Guilford, and d. Oct. 18, 1820; in. Lois, dau. of John 

Gnittenden, who d. .lune 9, 18;'.9. 7. li'aehel, h. 1750; in. Jesso 

. ■ , . Murray, who d. .^pril 12, 1824. 9. Slanln/, b. .July 5, 1754; im- 

■ becile;" d. Feb. 25, 1817. 10. Lber, b. July'5, 1750; lived in Guil- 

ford, and d. Awji. 13, 1843; ni. Nov. 2, 1789, Mabel Evarts, who 
d. May 1, 1848. 11. u\)iah, b. May 14, 1759; livetl in Guilford; d. 
Jan. 5, 1847; m. Marv Bidwidl of'Manclicster, Nov. 14, 1791; slie 
was b. Oct. 11, 1759 ; d. Auii;. 21, 1835, je. 70. 12. Azuhah, b. 1752; 
III. lehabod Hartlettof New Hami)shire, Oct. 2, 1772, who il. Aui?. 
18, 1777. 
V. Lkaii, b. April 15, 1715; d. Jan. 17, 1783; in. Daniel Stone, 1731. He 

d. Dec. 23, 1782. 
vi. EiiKii, b. Nov. 8, 1718; lived In Guilford, and d. Feb. 6, 1794; ra. 
Kuth, widow of El)enezcr Evarts, wlio d. Jan. 20, 1800. Their 
child was: Parnel,'' in. 1st, Jeremiah GriHiiiir; 2d, Richard Grif- 

Onii; 3d, llathnwav. She d. Nov., 1811, in New Orleans. 

vii. Tnioniv, I). Fel). 3, 1721; lived in (Juilford, uiul d. Oct. 1, 1793; 
m. Jan. 1, 1718, Llizaheth, dau. of ("ol. Andrew Ward; she d. 
S(>pt. 9, 1787. Tlieir cliildren were; 1. Clarissa,^ anil 2. Eliza- 

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1900.] Descendants of Thomas Norlon. 273 

hctli, twins, 1). Ffb. 27, 1740; Kli/.ahelh m. Jonathan Vail of Mt. 
VU'ii'siUil, who (I. Si-pl. 11, KSM; slio il. April 11, 1811. 3. Sabrina, 
b. Jan, l.'2, 1753; d. Murcli 25, 1821. 

7. Thomas* Norton (T/ioinas,- Thomas^) married Rebcccii Neil, Dec. 
11, 1701. She ilied Dec. l,*17-ia. They lived in Saybrook. 
'J'heir children were : 

i. Lydia,* 1). Dec. 25, 1702. 

ii. Ki-.UKCCA, b. Sept. Hi, 1704; m. Aaron Lynmn of Wailinf!;forcl. 
iii. John, b. Auii. G, I7l)(;; d. Nov. 4, 1770; ni. his ct)nsin Deborah Nor- . 
ton, March D, 1732. Tiieir ciiiUlrcn were: 1. Jnhn,^ b. I\Iarch 1, 
1734, at Sayl)rook; bapt. Jnne 30, 1734, at Durham, wiiiUicr his 
father liad removed; m. l>t, Hannah Hisliop; Dec. 21, 1757; she 
d. 1773; m. 2d, Saraii 'Painter of Hranford, March 24, 1774 ; slie d. 
l'\l). 3, 1.S15. He lived in Dniliam, and d. July 2, lb07. 2. ./oc?, 
b. Sept. 20, 1745; d. Jnly 2, l74ti. 
iv. Jei)1i>iau, b. Dee. 3, 1712; d. 17'J4; m. 1st, Eunice Curtids of Meri- 
den, 1737; m. 2d, Achsah Norton, his cousin, 174(3; removed to 
Merideii, and later to Kensinj^ton, where he ilied. His cldlilreu 
wwv. : 1. Lijdia," b. 1731t ; d. youn^?. 2. Eunir.n, b. 1740; d. youui,'. 
3. .lidUliah, lived In Berlin and Avon, and d. 1S12; m. ICii/.abeth 
Kiilxmrne of Avon, Avlio d. 1.^25. 4. Kunire, m. John Wilcox, Jr., 
in l7(iG. 5. Jiisiuh, iiv<'d in Castleton, Vt. C. tSainiu:!, b. and d. 
1757. 7. Saviitvl, b. 175'.); in. I'lielte Kdwards, 17«'J. 8. Ach.^ah, 
ni. JohnTilden. 'J. lichecca, \n. A. Wn^ht. 10. i^ciw, m. Jot>iaU 
Thompson. 11. ii((</(, m. Asa Upson. 
V. Ann, b. May 30, 171'i; m. Timothy Jerome of Wallingford, 1736. 
\\. Samukl, b. January, 1717; cri|)ple. 
vii Tiio.AiAS, b. January, 1720; dro\vned in Connecticut river, 1755; m. 

]^I;i,.Uia . Cliildren: I. EUsabtth,^ h. IIU. 2. Iitbecca,h. 

1748. 3. Lijdiu, b. 1754. 
8. Joseph^ Norton {T/iomaa,'^ Thomas^) resided for a wliile in Guilford, 
and later in Durham. lie niarried Deborah, dau^diter of Isaac 
Cratlenden, wdio died in 175G. 
Their children were : 
i. JusKi'ii,'' b. 1710; removed to Goslien in April, 1760; d. April 22, 
177:!; m. 1st, rrudenee Osborne, Dec. IG, 172'J; she d. May 4, 
17(;,S. He m. 2d, Esther Stanley, who d. Feb. 25, 1795. Their 
children were: 1. MchUahle,^ b. July 12, 1730; d. Jan. 1, 17U7; 
ni. Charles IJrooks. 2. IlUIiu, b. Jan. 11, 1732; m. Dinah Snow. 
3. Jhtuid, b. March 2, 173G; d. Feb. 4, 170',); ni. Elizabeth Howe 
of Goshen, May 27, 17G2. 4. i,V/ter, b. Dec. 18, 1738, bapt. at 
Dnrlnuu, D.'c. 24; in. Miles Norton. 5. Pnidence,h. 174U, bapt. 
Aul;. 24, 1742; d. June 15, 1825; ui. Joseph Howe of Goshen, Oct. 
24,'"l7GS; lie d. April 17, 1807. 

II. Isaac, b. Aui,^ 17, 1712; livetl iu Bristol, and d. 1793; m. Mary 

Kocliwcll (b. 1711) Nov. 12, 1735. Tiieir children were : I. Abi- 
gail,'' b. Oct. 14, 173G; in. 1st, I'ecU ; m. 2d, Samuel Lane. 

2. Mani, b. June 1, 1738; m. Curtiss. 3. Lijdla, b. March 

5, 174o'; in. Howe. 4. Si/lixinua, b. July IG, 1742; srttletl 

in Norfolk, Ct. 5. Anna, b. Oct. 17, 1743; m. Scott. G. 

Deborah, b. 1745; m. iUakesley. 7. Isaac, b. Marcli 27, 

1747; d. at Bristol, 1792; m. Esther , who d. 1809, Oi. 55. 

8. Aaron, b. March 2(5, 1749; removed to Norfolk; d. 1832; m. 

lil, 0(1(1 ; d. 1812, te. (14. 9. Jad, b. May 13, 1753; lived in 

Brihtol; d. 1825; m. 1st, I'hebe ; 2d, Hannah , d. 

1821, le. 70. 10. Zii'purah, bapt. Oct. 20, 1755, at l;urham. 

III. JoKi,, 1). January, 1714; d. sinule, 

Iv. 'I'lioMA.s, b. May 15, 17)5; m. Mary Stedman, Nov. 5, 1740. Their 
children were: 1. IClisha," h. Nov. 12, 1741. 2. librnnzcr, h:ipl. 
■M Durham, Oct. 2, 1743. 3. iSar<th, h. March 2G, 174G. 4. J'hine- 
has, b. April 23, 1748. 5. Hannah, b. May 22, 1751. 

V. Dkuukah, b. 1719; m. her cousin John Norton. 


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n. Samuki.' Norton (T/iamas,^ lliomas^) of Durham, married Dinah 
liirdseye, widow of Iknijamin Bcarh, INIardi 13, 1713. She had 
{\\o chihh'cn by her first, and is said to have been "no 
ordinary woman." 
Tiieir children were: 

1. Samuki.,* b. IMarcli 20, 1714; d. March 21, 1716. 
li. EiiKNKZEU, h. Dec. 30, 1715; removed to (roshen in 1739, and d. 
Marcli 15, 1785; m. Elizal)eth, dan. of Nathaniel Baldwin in 1740; 
she d. April 1(5, 1811. He was one of tlie most proniinont men of 
Goshen, and represented Goshen twenty-six times in the General 
'. Asseml)ly, between 1700 and 1779. lie was a stronj^ and decided 

■\vhi^ in tlie li(;voluti(jn, and lield the odlee of colonel of militia. 
; lie was a civil inaj,^istrat<! from 1771, and a deacon in the (,'onj^re- 

yational CMinreh from 17(U) imtil his deatli. He was State aL;cnt 
lor j>roenrim^ arms for tlie soldiers. His grandson, Dea. L. M. 
. , Norton, saiil tlnit "his Christian character Avas exemplary and 

:• imiform." His children were : 1. il7i7cs,* b. jNIarch 30, 1741 ; lived 

In Goshen; d. Sept. 17, 1795; m. 1st, his cousi)i Esther Norton, 
Dec. 14, 1758; 2d, Sibyl Andrews; 3d, Anne Agard, April 3, 1777. 
; ■ 2. Aaron, b. March 19, 1743; lived in Goshen and East Bloom- 

field; d. Nov. 30, 1828; m. Martha, dau. of Ebenezer Foote of 
Cornwall, IVIay 15, 17t;9; she d. 1828. 3. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 
■ . 174G; d. at East Bloomtield, January, 1814; m. John Dowd of 

■ Goshen, June 4, 17(J3; he d. September, 1824, 33. 86. i. Ebenezer, 
b. Aug. 12, 1748; lived in Goshen; d. Sept. 24, 1795; m. 1st, Ex- 
perience LeAvis, dau. of Neheniiah, May 4, 17G9; she d. Oct. 30, 
1781, a\ 30; in. 2d, Charity Nills, dau. of Dea. Joseph, June 5, 
■■'•, 1782 ; shed. Jnly 17, 1843, a.'. 84. He wasa farun;r, and six times sat 
in the General Assembly. 5. llnchel, b. June 26, 1752; d. Dec. 17, 
1789; m. Amasa Cookof Goshen, March 5, 1772; he d. Dec. 4, 
1821, a". 72. G. Miirann, b. March 13, 1755; m. Capt. Jonathan 
' '• ' • Euol, Jr., of Goshen, Nov. 20, 1774; bed. Feb. 14, 1847. I.Olive, 
■ b. Jan. 31, 1758; m. Dea. Timothy Bnel, Nov. 13, 1777. 8. Nuthan- 
I icl, b. Dec. 31, 1760; of Fast BloomlieUl, N. Y.; d. 1807; m. I'atty 

: • Beebe of Canaan, Ct., July, 1782. 9. JJirdsrye, b. June 30, 1763; 

d. March 27, 1812. He Avas a wealthy merchant aiul several times 
sat in the General Assembly. He lived at Goshen; m. Hamiah, 
dau. of Ephraim Starr, Se|)t. 20, 1792; she d. at Litchlield, Sept. 
21, 1826; she m. 2il, Theron Beach of Litehfleld, March 30, 1815. 
iii. S.\MUKi., b. March (>, 1718; lived in Goshen, and il. Sept. 19, 1801; 
m. Molly Lucas of Middletcnvn, Nov. 27, 1710; she d. .April 29, 
1801. He was a leading uKui of the town. His wife was so singu- 
liir that many thought her ileranged. 'IMieir children Avere : 1. 
Jabez," b. Oct. 6, 1741; d. December, 1777; m. l.^t, Margaret 
Be:ich, dau. of Caleb, Nov. 21, 1765; she d. Aug. 26, 1766; m. 2d, 
Sar.ah, dau. of Ebenezer lUiell of Litchdeld, Nov. 12, 1767. 2. 
Li/dia, b. April 3, 1743; m. John Allen of the N. Y. Oblong. 3. 
Marij, b. May 20, 1744 ; d. Aug. 2, 1748. 4. Snrah, b. Oct. 7, 1745 ; 
m. liice Gayiord of Norfolk. 5. Sttnmel, b. May 19, 1747 ; lived iu 
Goshen; d. Dec. 7, 1821! ; m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Ebenezer Lewis, 
Jan. 1, 1772; she d. March 5, 1814; m. 2d, I'hebe Sijnire, Jan. 4, 
1S16; shed. Jime (J, 1830. Hewasadeaeon in the Congregational 
Church. 6. Abijuh, h. Feb. 26, 1749; lived in Cazenovia^ N. Y. ; 
m. Lucy, dau of Walter Cook. 7. Mani, b. April 20, 1751; m. 
Abel Bristow of Lima, N. Y. 8. Levi, li. May 12, lY54 ; d. May 
29, 1754. 9. Levi, b. May 13, 1759; d. 1823; m. Olive Whister, 
and lived in Winsted and Canaan, 
iv Noah, b. Jan. 24, 1720; d. young. 
V. David, bapt. Aug. 20, 1721 ; d. young, 
vi. Dinah, bapt. Nov. 24, 1723; d. Sc^pt. G, 1800; m. John Curtlss of 

Durham, Nov. 18, 1747. He d. July 1, 1800. 
vii. David, bapt. Jan. 30, 1726-7; of Durham and Goshen; d. Nov. 2, 
1769; m. Anner, dau. of Cornelius J5ronson of Southbury, Jan. 29, 

1000.1 Descendants of Thomas JSforton. 275 

17-)'>- she (1 Dec. 7. 181G, te.90. IIo Mas a man of ability, energy, 
fiK-lit. Their children Averc : 1. Davith' b. March G, 1753; of 
S'Ui"erllcUt, N. Y.; in. Lois Fer-iiison, avIio d. 1W37. 2. Lber, b. 
101;" 2') I7r.5; of l-:ast lUoonitlekl ; m. Diantha Dowd, Jnne 1, 
17,sr>- she. d. Feb. 1, 1838, ffi. 7t. 3. Oliver, b. May lo, 1757; of 
San-erlleid; d. Jan. G, 183.S; ni. Mavlha Beacli of Goshen. 4. h Nov. 2'J, 1758; of Bennin-ton, Vt. ; d. Aug. 21, 1828; m. 
J.ncrelia, dan. of Capt. Jonathan Buel ; .she d. Aug. 15, 18a2. o. 
Anna, h. Oct. 2l>, 17(10; d. at Hudson, Ohio, Aug. 31 l^l^; i"- 
David Hudson of Bniuford, 1).'C. 23, 1783; he d. Marcli 17 183G. 
0. AU'xandi'r, b. Mardi 10, 17(13; of (^.slien ; d. Nov. 2, 184b;. m. 
Uhoda Collins, Muv 4, 178G; she d. Aug. 3, 1855. 7. Andrew h. 
Mav 7 17G5- d Oct. 28, 1838; he lived in Uoshen; Avas a gold- 
Mui'th •' ni. Laurain llurlburt, dan of l-^lisha, who d. May 27, 18ul. 
8. WUluna, I). May 30, 17G7; d. 1840; he lived at Nassau, N \ 
and m. widow Ann Morrison, t). Miriam, b._ March 22, 17/0; . 
May G, 1H43; m. Timothy ColUns, Sept. 8, 1/91; he d. Aprd 22, 

viii Noui!'b!'jaa." 26, 1728-9; d. 1807; m. Experience Strong of Dur- 
liani, Dec. 29, 1757; shed. 1811. 

10. John' NouTON {T/iomns,^ Thomas^) married Elizabeth , Dec. 

21I, IToT. She lUcd in 1 8 1 1 . 
His children were: 
i Jonathan,'* b. Feb. 18, 1712; of Durham, Killingwwth, Bristol, 
Southiugton and Norfolk ; d. Oct. 27, 1801 ; ni. Kuth -^ — -, who 
d Jan. 15, 1809. They owned tlie covenant at Durham, leb. 5, 
1737-8. Their children were: 1. Jo)U(^/(«H,M)apt. March 5, 1737-8, 
in Durham. 2. t'^irpJwn, bapt. in Durham, Jnne 28, 1741 ; d. Sept. 
11 18'n;- lived in Norfolk, Ct.; m. Experience Gaylord, l-(.2 ; she 
d Sept 12, 1825, m. Sl^. 3. Rnt/t, bapt. in Durham, Aug. 20, 1743; 
in Nov. 2G, 1770, Edward Scoville of Waterhury. 4. Jonathan, 
b Au"- 27 1745; d. single, in the West Indies. 5. ,S'((r((/i, bapt. 
Feb. 28, 1748, in Dnrluun. G. riicbiu l)apt. May 13, 1750, m Dur- 
ham 7 ,/</?;, b. 1752, in Southington; tl. young. 8. Jo?^, b. 17;.7 ; 
d. in Southington, 1759. 9. Lucy, b. 1791 ; d. young, at Norfolk, 
whither the family removed in 1774. , . -.^ v 

ii John, b. Feb. 2G, 1715; m. Mary Griswold, 1742; lived ui Durham 
and Killingwortli. Their children were: 1. Mmj," b. April 13, 

ly^.}. 1,1 .: Hull, a sailor. 2. Ithada, b. Aug. IG, l-lo; m. 

. L Fiinnelee of Killingworlh. 3. J/o.srs, b. Dec. 28, 174G; m. 

I^Iary Linn, wlio d. 185G. 4. ,/o/ui, b. Feb. 23, 1748. 5. Aaron b. 

June 21, 1751; m. widow Rutty. G. Anne, m. 1st, — - Baker 

oi Lanesboro; 2el, James Netlleton. 7. Elah, m. Huldali Hull. 
8. Amos, b. 17G5; of Killiugworth and North Bristol; d Dec. 4, 
1822; m. Sylvia Field, who d. March 5, 1812. 9. Aid, b. 17G8; 

iii. BENJ.tMfN^b. Feb. 12, 1719; of Killingworth and Durham; killed in 
the French war; m. Eliza Seward, dan. of Noahdiah, who d. 1807. 
They owned the covenant, July 29, 1740, at Durham 1 heir chil- 
dren were: 1. /,V^,M). Jidy 10, 174G; m. Azubah Munger, 
Nov '-"' 1771- lived in Killiugworth, Kutland and East Bloom- 
licld'. 2'. ^',>ahdiah, b. Aug. 17, 1748; of North Bristol (now 
Nortli Madison) ; d. May 15, 1805; m. 1st Sarah, dau of Capt. 
John Ilopson; m. 2d, Abigail, widow of Ebenezer Hall Oct. 22, 
1801 -i. Jod, h. Sept. 7, 1750; m. Ada, dau. of David Blatchley 
of Killingworth (now Clinton). 4. i7<Nin«(/t, b. Sept. 17, 17ol.; 
m. James Davis of Killingworth. 5. Elizabdh h U-xylii, li^o-, 
m. Dea. Timothy Hill of East (hiilfonl (now M:idisou) G hl- 
nathan,h. May 10, 1755; m. Kachel Camp of '>"';>"i;'' •- ^i« •'^■;;|* 
In iliirtland and Southington. 7. VlumUj, b. Sept. 28, 1758; m. 
Samuel Wright of Durham. , , i^ 1 „, „„,i 

iv. Ei-nn.u.M, b. Aug. 20, 1720; m. Mary ; lived in Durham and 

probably in New Durham, N. Y. They owned the covenant, Dec. 

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4 1748 Their children Avere : 1. Charles," b. Dec. 8, 1748; of 

Ihirham; in. EH/abetli . 2. Elizabeth, b. June 'J, 1751. 3. 

i»////(Z«;c//, b. Oct. 21, 175G. 

V Snci'UKN, b. Jnne 7, 1724; m. Ablj,'all , and d. Nov. 3, 1808. 

Tlioy lived in Dnrhani, and owned the covenant there June 11, 
174'J Their children were: 1. Mrdad," b. Jnne 30, 1740. 2. 
Abigail, b. July 14, 1751. 3. >Stephea, b. Jan. 2(5, 1750. 4. Ozias, 
h Dec. 31, 175'J. 5. L>iraan, b. June 1, 1703; a physician; ra. Ulive 
Weld, July 18, 17<J5. G. Lewis, b. April 28, 1700; d. Jan. 8, 1770. 

vi ELiZAiiETii, b. Jan. 15, 17:^0; m. Joseph Seward, Jan. 14, 1748. 


By the l\ev. Hoheut Westly Peach, Camden, New Jersey. 

Nov. r.O, IGtVJ, Sauuiel lAIorj^an of Marblchead, Mass., iu a deposition, 
Kpokc of "the two readies" (Cf. Essex Co. Court Papers, xvi. GO). April 
28 1 70;>, Nathaniel AValtou, in a deposition concerning the running of certain 
bouu.Uiri'es in Murbleliead about 107-1, used the exi)resMOU, " the two 
peaches ; " two days earlier, Tlios. Darling, in a deposition, spoke of " oiie 
of y" Peaches." The record of these latter de].ositions may be found m 
the ollice of the Register of Deeds at Salem, under date of July 9, 1703. 

In Seventeenth Century records of Marblehead and Salem I have found 
John Peac^h, Sr., and dolm Peach, Jr., named together over forty times, 
and, including these instances, the older man named one hundred times and 
the youn'^er over eighty, besides thirty cases iu which the distinction ot 
senior or' junior is omitted. With the exception of the son and (hiugbters 
of John, Jr., and the children of his son, I have found the name^ Peach iii 
these old records not once. From this I conclude that John Peach, Sr., 
and John Peach, Jr., were familiarly known as " the two Peaches," and 
that there were no other Peai'hes, outside of tlui family of the latter, lu 
Marblehead at that time. 

John, Jr., made a deposition Apr. '2G, K.G?, when he was aged about .)J 
(Cf. Essex Co. Court Papers, xiv. l»l). His age was 5'J in 1G72 (Cf. N. E. 
Hist. .^ (ien. l{eg., vii. ;{o7). ll was 77 July 2-', IGDO (Cf. Felt's Annals 
of Salem, I St E<l., p. l>i»'.l.— Nor i:.— John, Sr., died in IGHl). The prob- 
able date of the birth of John, Jr., would therefore fall between April 'JG 
and July 2-i, IGia. 

A man aged 77 iu 1G90 would not be described as "aged 80 yeare or 
thcrabout" m 1G81; therefore the John Peach whose deposition was made 
June 2;J of the latter year, must have been John, Sr. In it he testihed 
that he came to New England in IGIJO (Cf. Essex Co. Court Papers, 
xliv. aO; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Reg., xxxii. 237). John, Sr., made a 
dei)0sition Jany. 27, IGG'J, "being then above 50" (Cf. Essex Co. (^"ourt 
Pai.ers, xiv. 44). He was aged GO iu 1G72 (Cf. N. E. Hist. ^ Gen. Reg., 
vii o[>7). These data far from coincide. It is probable that he did not 
know his exact age, but was born between 1G04 and 1G12, being from one 
to nine years older than John, Jr. 

Wheiv John, Sr., abode from 1G30 to 1G3G does not a])|)ear, but prob- 
ably it w.i^ hi I\Iarl)h4u;ad. lb", was evhh'utly well setlled in that place 
before Jan. 2.S, IG;i(;, when the Jirst mention of Marbh4iead is found m 
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and Nicholus mariott" (Cf. Hist. Col. Essex lust., iv. 93). That this was 
John 8r. appears from a comparison of Vol. xx., foho 97, reverse, m the 
otlic./of the l{e-ister of Deeds, with the ninth item of his will, o" /jje ^u 
the Probate ollice, both in Salem. John, 8r., died in Marblehead (Lf. 1st 
Book of Deaths, p. 3, in Abbot Hall) An-. 20, 1084. By his wdl it ap- 
pears tluit he left neither wife nor child. One of his becinests was to John 
and Thomas, sons of his cousin William Teach. Now William was the 
only son of John, Jr., and John ami Thomas were his eldest sous (Lt. the 
will of John, Jr., Essex Probate ollice; Bai.tismal Records, 1st Church, 
JMvrblehead). But as " cousin " was used indelinitely in those days, the 
exact relationship. of "the two Peaches" is not determined. They were 
probably iirst cousins. ^ ,,.-.o tt .i. 

John, Jr., was " made free at y« Court," May IG, 1083. He was then 
seventy years old, and (as well ius John, Sr.) had often been a selectman of 
Marblehead. John Devereux, Thos. Pitman, Sr., and Joseph Dallaber, 
Sr were amon-(st others admitted freemen at the same time (Cf. " Keo- 
ord's of the Governor and Company of the Mass. Bay in N. Eng.," v. o42). 
The fore'^oin.r data alford corrections of several historical and geuealo^- 
cal errors which 1 have found. 1st, John Farmer's " Geuealogical Register 
of the First Settlers of New England," Lancaster, ^NLass., 1829, p. 221, says 
that Peach, "John, Marblehead 1G18, born about 1G12, had a sou John, 
admitted fireman 1G83." But John, Jr., was not the sou of John, Sr., 
nor had John, Jr., a son John. 2d, Savage's " Genealogical Dictionary, 
<tc. iii. 376, says that Peach, "John, Salem or Marblehead 1G48-79, said 
to be born 1612, of whom Felt linds mention 1630, may have been father 
of John, Jr., of Marblehead, freeman, 1683." Here is Farmer's mistake 
repeated, and additionally the wrong dates 1648-79 for John, Sr., ni Mar- 
blehead, the correct dates being (1630?) 1636-84. 3d, the N. E. Hist & 
Gen Re"-., vii. 357, has it that " John, sen., and John, jun., lived in Mar- 
blehead 41 years and 33 years [So Cotfin]." But John, Sr., dwelt there 
for at least 48.^ years, and probably nearly 64 years ; and John, Jr., over 
50 years. The latter statement is based upon the following data : (a) 
June 30, 1 669, John, Jr. (also John, Sr.), deposed that one Henry Stacey had 
possessed a certain lot in Marblehead about 27 years (Cf. Essex Co. Court 
Papers, xiv. 115). This goes back to 1642— the year in which the dis- 
tinction " Sen." is first applied to a John Peach, so far as I can find, 
rjohn junior's wife, Alice, is named in the Court Papers, i. 19, May 5, 
1644.] (b) The latest date for John, Jr., is April 11,1692 [Ins grandson 
John was thun about 12], when he was electe.l on a committee to look 
after the commons, &.c. (Cf. Copy of Original Town Record from 1 648 to 
17 10, p. 185— in Abbot Hall). {<') His estate was inventoried Nov. 28, 1 093 
(Cf. Essex Probate Records, ccciii. 214). The dates for him in ISIarble- 
head are 1642— '92, with the probability of a few years earlier for the first 
and 1693 for the final year. 4th, Savage's Dictionary, iii. 376, says that 
Peach, " George, Marblehead, 1674, may have been son of John. See 
Peache." But once again, John, Sr., had no son ; John, Jr., had an " onely 
Sonne William " (Cf. his will, in the Essex Co. Probate otlice), and Wil- 
liam was only 22 in 1674 (Cf. Hist. Col. Essex Inst., xii. 63). George 
Peak or Peake, not Peach, is correct; the name is found thus in both deeds 
and baptismal records. 5th, another misreading, not yet published, is m 
the Index to the Essex Co. Court Papers, Salem: " Vol. 11, p. 98— AVm. 
Peach, sued by selectmen for debt." The paper on p. 98 of vol. xi. bears 
no name. Reference to the Court Records of the same date shows the 

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name to have been " "William Peak." Gth, the N. Vj. Hist. & Gen. Wetr. 
ix. 82, gives AVilliam Peach as one of the signers of a petition ao-ainst im- 
posts, l(i(i« or '(;;). This must have been Peak, instead, for William Peach 
was tlicn only about 16 years old. From the fourth to the tenth decade of 
the Seventeenth Century, " the two Peaches " of Marblehead were the 
"cousins," of very nearly the same age, John, senior, and John, junior. 

John, Sr., was a selectman in 1G48, '49, '50, '5G, '57, '59-02, '71, '72 
'77 and '81 (Cf. Roads: " Marblehead Manual," p. 7G ; but of these dates 
Roads did not find '50, 'G2 and '72, and I could not lind, in the town min- 
utes, '57, '59 and 'Gl). John, Jr., was a selectman in 1G56, '59-'G2, and 
'71 [Roads does not give '59, 'G2 and '71 ; I could not find 'Gl]. John, 
Sr., was frequently an appraiser of estates, court constable, way-warden,' 
fence-viewer, &c. Roads, in his " History of Marblehead," 2d Ed., pp. 24, 
25, gives a most interesting account of the work of a committee, of which 
he was a member, in assigning seats in the " Lentoo " of the meeting-house. 
'' Peach's Point " took its name from him. John, Jr., was often appointed 
on responsible committees, to " lay out " land that was to be divided, " view 
ffences," guard the rights of the commoners to i)asturage of their cattle, &c. 
He was frecjuently a witness to wills and deeds. The lands of both men 
are often referred to as boundaries. 

In 1G48, John, Sr., was entitled to pasture two cows and John, Jr., one, 
on the common. Jn 1G74-5, when disputed rights in the commons were 
settled by the (general Court, out of IIG conmioners who subscribed agree- 
ment, John, Sr., was entitled :o three cows' commonage and John, Jr., to 
live. Only two other men were allowed as many as "the latter — Samuel 
Cheever, live, and Moses Maverick, nine (Cf. Copy of Original Town Rec- 
ord from 1G48 to 1710, pp. 9, 68 and 69). John senior's JMarblehead 
estate v/as hiventoried at £303 ; John junior's at £389. The former left 
lands in l<2ngland and six "parsells" of land in Marblehead; the latter left 
six lots in JMarblehead, and had j)revious]y given away three, one to each 
of his daugliters. Two of these " lots " were each of ten acres, one of 
eight, and one of live, the others not specified. 

The relatives named in the will of John, Sr., were: John Squire, sister's 
son, in Barbailos ; his brother Thomas's widow, his sister INIargerie's chil- 
dren, and John IMinson, his cousin, Simsborough, England ; his consul 
William Peach's sous John and Thomas, his cousin John Legg, his cousin 
William Mine, wife Abigail and John Iline, their son ; his cousin Peter 
Dalliwar and daughter INIargaret ; and his cousin Joseph Dalliwar [all of 

John, Jr., during his lifetime gave certain pieces of property to his 
daughters, Hannah, wife of William Waters ; Elizabeth, wife of John 
Legg, and IMary, wife of William Woods ; these gifts he did " further con- 
firme and suremake " in his will. His remaining estate he becpieathed to 
his " dear and beloved wife Alice Peach," after her death to descend to his 
" onely sonne W'iiliam l^;ach," from him to go to his *' present wife Emme 
during her widowhood onely," after which " to descend to his two sonnes 
John and Thomas." This will was dated Jany. 10, 1C88. William's 
youngest son William, then over four years old (Cf. Hist. Col. Essex Inst., 
xii. Go), was left out. 

From John, Jr., " one of y« Peaches," are descended the Peaches of 
Marblehead and Salem, with their branches scattered over the country. 
His son William's wife Emme was tlie daughter of John Devereux (Cf. 
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ried John Calloy, Jan. 29, 1711; liis son John married Sarah Stacey of 
Salem, Dec. oO (or Nov. 80), 1700; his sou Tliomiis married Mary Goes 

(Coaxe, Coose), 11, 1701; liis sou William married Sarah Elkins of 

Lynn, Jan. 1, 1711 (Cf. 1st Hook of Marria^^es, Abbot Hall, pp. 17,21, 
27). Of the children of these three sons and of their sons and grandsons, 
sixty-one were bajitized in the First Church and seven in the Second 
Church of MarbU-head in the eighteenth century. F\irther details are 
given l)y me in an article entitled " The Ancestry of the l*each Family," 
contributed to the forthcoming ollicial history of the town of Newbury, 
Vermont, edited by Mr. Frederic P. Wells. 

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Conunniiicutcd by William Blake Tuask, A.M., of Dorcliester. 
Extracts from Registers at East Coker, Somerset, England, made in 

18i)7, by the late George Cecil Trask, Esq., of Ceylon, India ; a native of 
Somersetshire, who died in Ceylon, in the month of February, 1899. 

15G4-5 dau. of Februarie John, son of George Traske, bapt. 

1507. 22 Sept. buried John Traske the elder. 

1.009. 20 June, AVilliam son of Nicholas Traske buried. 

l.')70. 1 1"' Jan. buried John son of William Traskc. 

1570. 29 Dec^ bapt. Mable, daughter of George Traske. 

1571. 29 ])ec^ buried Catherine, wife of John Traske. 

1571. pt Dq^t Married Edward Traske & Christian Darby. 

1572. 27"' Jan. married Liouell Traske, and Anne Dibble. 

1573. ;>0"' June, bapt. William, sou of Lionell Traske. 
1573. 11"^ Nov"" bapt. Johanna, daughter of CJeorge Traske. 
1575. «i^ Oct. bapt. John, son of Stephan Traske. 

1570. 7'" July, bapt. Elizabeth, daughter of George Traske. 

1570. 22 Oct. bapt. Henry, son of Lionell Traske. 

1578. 19"^ July, bapt. William, son of Reinold Traske. 

1579. I'J Jan. ba})t. George, son of George Traske. 

1579. 3"' Aug. bapt. Margaret, daughter'of i'^.dwarde Traske. 

1579. i)i" Se])t. ba])t. Agues, daughter of Nicholas Traske. 

1580. 23 ]\Iay, Dorothy, daughter of Lionel. 

1580. 8"' Dec. buried William Traske. 

1581. 23 August bapt. William son of Edwarde Traske. 

1581. 3 Dec"" Johau daughter of Nicholas Traskc. 

1582. 1st Jan. buried Stephan Traske. 
1582. 23 April buried IMargery Traske. 

1582. 4 May buried Johau daughter of Nicholas Traske. 

1582. 13 May bapt. Lionell son of George Traske. 

1583. 28'^ Feb. bapt. Elizabeth daughter of Lionell Traske. 

1583. 27'^ April bapt. Johan daughter of Nichohus Traske the younger. 

1584. 19"^ iVJov' bapt. Agnes daughter of Edwarde Traske. 

1585. 8th Feb. buried Agnes daughter of Edwarde Traske. 
1585, 15 Oct. bapt. John hou of Ivionell Traske. 

1585. 11^'' Doc' bapt. William son of Nicholas Traske. 

1580. 10 April bapt. Nicholas son of Richardc Traske. 

1580. 17 July bapt. Honor daughter of Edward Traske. 

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ir)87. 29 Jan. bapt. Edith daughter of Edwarde Traske. 

1587. 23 June bapt. Joliaiio daughter of (Jeorge Traske. 

1587. 18 August bapt. Robart son of Osmund Traske. 

1587. 10'" Sept buried Robart son of Osmund Traske. 

1587. 22 Dec. buried -Johaua daughter of George Traske. 

1587. 27 Dec. buried George Traske. 

1588. 28 Dec. bapt. John son of Osmund Traske. 

1589. 29 April buried Nicholas Traske. 

1589. 4"^ [?] Maie buried George Traske (of Longlands?). 

1589. 20 Sept. bapt. George son of George Traske. 

1590. 23 Feb. buried John son of Osmund Traske. 

1591. 10 May bapt. Edwarde son of Osmund Traske. 
1591. 28 July ba})t. INIary daughter of John Traske. 
1591. Ist Nov"^ bapt. Edwarde son of Ricliard 'J'raske. 
1591. 30 Nov'' buried Florence Traske wife of Richarde> 
1593. 12 Jan. bapt. John sou of Edwarde Traske. 
1595. 23 Mm: buried Jolian wife of Osmund Traske. 
159G. 7 Sept. buried John son of Edward Traske. 
159(5. Oft. buried Edward son of Richard Traske.^ 

1597. 29"' June buried John son of Johan Traske widow. 

1598. 4 Feb. married Henry Traske & Annable [Pyusbury?], 

1598. 9 Sept. bapt. John son of John Traske. 

1599. 23'''' Ap' bapt. Osmund sou of Osmund Traske. 
IGOO. 17 Feb. buried Alice wyfe of Edwarde Traske. 
IGOO. 18"' Ap' buried Catherine Traske widow. 
ICOO. 31 Jan. buried Florence Traske. 

1604. 12 Aug. bapt. Tho^ son of Osmund Traske. 

IGOG. 23 Nov. married John Traske & [ . . Withewell?]. 

IGOG. 23 Dec. bapt. John son of Osmund Traske. 

1609. [ • • ] '^^Pt- Elizabeth daughter of John Traske. 

1609. 26 Nov. bapt. Lionell son of John Traske. 
1609-10. 26 Feb. buried Edwarde Traske widow (sic). 

1610. 16 INIay buried Lionell sou of John Traske. 
1617. U"' Feb. bapt. Margaret daughter of John Traske. 
1617. 18 May bai)t. William son of Nicolas Traske. 
1619. 13 Feb. buried Giiarity servant of Nicholas Traske. 
1619. 21 May William sou of Edwarde Traske (bapt.). 
1621. 23 I\lar. bapt. John sou of Niciiolas Traske. 

1621. 4 Nov' buried Reynold Traske. 

1622. 14 INIar. bapt. Osmund son of Edward Traske. . 
1622. 20 INlay buried Christian wife of Nicholas Traske. 

1621. 20 Jan. bapt. John son of Edwarde Traske. 
1626. 8"' Aug. buried Nicholas Traske. 
1629. 30 Nov. buried Nicholas son of William Traske. 
1631. 9 Oct. bapt. Edwarde son of Edwarde Traske. 

1633. 4 April buried Margaret daughter of John Traske. 
1G34. 22 April buried John Traske. 

1634. 25 Sept. married John Traske & Joane Lane. 

1635. 15 Jan. buried Edward Traske. 

1635. 14 Oct. bapt. Marie daughter of John Traske of . . . & Joan. 
1637. 5Nov. buried ]\Iarie daughter of John Traske of . . . & Joan. 
1639. 13 June married Nicholas Traske & Susan Churchhouse. 
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1640. IG August bapt. ThomaB son of John Tra.ske & Joan. 
1G40. 22 F(ib. buried IMar^iirct 'IVaske widow. 

KJ'll. 20 I\Iar. bapt. John .son of .lolm T. & Joane. 

1G42. 20 Nov'' bapt. Su.san (hiii^litcr of Nicholas Trasko & Susan. 

IG 42. 27 Doc. bapt. Christian dau^diter of J^ioncU Trasku & Alice. 

1G4,'?. IG Jan. married .John Tra.ske & Edith [Trowe ?]. 

1G44. 1 IMay bapt. Joan dau of Lionell Tra.ske & Alice. 

1644. 25 Aug. bapt. IMargaret dau of John Traske & Joane. 

1644. 23 Oct. bapt. Nicliolas sou of Nicholas & Susan. 

1641. 1.") April buri(!(l Edith wife of AVilliani Traske. 
1644. 4 Nov"^ l>uried Margaret daughter of John Traske. 

1647. 4 Sei)t. bapt. Keynold son of -John Traske &, Joane. 

1648. 29 June buried Joan wife of John Traske. 
1651. 10 INIay bapt. Gabriel son of John Traske. 
1G61. 2 Nov'' bapt. Judith daughter of Edward Traske. 
1662. 12 Jan. buried William Traske "of the almes house." 
1671. ; 8 Mar. bapt. Emma daughter of Edward Traske & Judith. 

Deed of William Traske, of Coscombe,* co. of Dorset, England, to his 
nephew, John Traske, dated May 5th, 1589. 

To all Xtian people to whom tlieis preseutes shall come I William Traske, of 
Coscombe in the conntie of Dorset, sackwcaver seudeth ^reetinj^e in our Lord 
God Everhistinge Whereas Nicholas Traske brother of the said William lat of 
East Coker in the countie of Soannersett Husbandman, deceased in Ins lyfe- 
time amongst other thinges have and did prove ane estat in fee simple of and in a 
certaine Tente [tenement] called Bills with an orcharde and divers prcls of 
grounde Ther unto belonginge that is to sale one close of arrable land one 
pasture adjoyninge unto the said orcharde and one piece of ground more called 
Hewhill containing by estimation one half acre of land, be it mor or less wher 
ther is a liouse newlie erected and builded now in the tenure of one Thomas 
Howchins or his assignes and also three yerdes of arrable laud or pasture 
ground lyinge in aforsaide called Wokely And which premises are situat lyinge 
and beinge within the mann'' of East Coker aforesaid to Itave and to hold the 
said Tente and orcharde and the said prcls of grownde there unto belonginge 
with all and singular The appurtenances unto the said Nicholas Trask and to 
his heirs and assignes foreuer To be holden of The cheefe lordes of the fee by 
The rente suites & prices Thereof due and of right accustoraede Thies? presents 
now Therefore Wittncsseth that I the forsaid Williame Traske, as next and 
right h<'lrs of my said Brother Nicholas Traske & also for divers other good 
and reasonable causes and considerations me unto theis preseutes especiallie 
niovinge To haue demised graunted and by this my present wrigtinje haue con- 
Drmed unto my wel beloved in Christ John Traske the sonne of Georg Trask 
my brother lat of East Coker in the said countie of Somerset deceased all and 
singular my said landes and tenement called Bills and the said orcharde and 
close of arrable laude ore pasture thereunto adjoyninge and the said house and 
prcU of grounde called Hewhill noAve in the tenure of Tiiomas Howchins as 
aforesaid and the said these yeardes of arrable land ore pasture in Wokey and 
with all and singular that appertaines unto these said landes or tenement be- 
longinge ore in any wise apptaining To haue hold use occnpie and Enioye all 
and singular the premises with appurtenances mindfully before specifyed de- 
mised graunted and conllrmed unto the said John Traskes and to his heires and 
assignes foreuer to the onlie proper use and commoditie of the said John Traske 
and of his heires and assignes to be holden of the cheefe lordes of the fee by 
the rentes suites ami prices thereof first due and of ryght accustometh And I 
the said William Traske all and singular the premises with the appurtenances 
befor specified demised given graunted and coutlrmde And whatsoever in theis 

• Corscombe, co. Dorset. P. T. Beaminster (141) 4 m. N. E. Pop. 632. A parish 
in the hundred of Beaminster, Bridport division ; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry 
of Dorset and diocese of Bristol.— Gor<o/»'s Topographical Dictionary, London, 1833. 

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my present %vrytinge is specilled in manner and form aforesaid to the said John 
Traske lii.s heires & assij>;nes foreuer against all peopell shall and Avill "warraunte 
acquii'e and defend by tlieis presents. 

Furthermore know Ye me the aforsaid William Traske have constituted 
deputed and in my place gave unto my well beloved in Christ Walter Grove 
. . . . and Benuedict Dible my true and lawful! Attornes Joyntlie are 
desiredlie to enter for me and in my name into the forsaid Ten'te and other the 
Premisses with his appurtenances or into one prcU thereof for and in the name 
of the Avhole of all and singular the premises above devized and graunted and 
possessions and seasons for me and in my name to be had and taken full & 
peaceable possession and season thereof to delivir to the said John Traske to 
be had unto him and to his heires and assignes according to the strength forme 
& etlecte of this my presente wrightinge satisfied and allowed all and euery 
thinge my said attornies in my name shall doe or one of them shall doe in the 
premisses Li xoitness whereof I the forsaid William Traske unto this my 
present deed now put my hand and seail the fyf the dale of Maye in the year 
of the reigue of our Sovereigne ladie Elizabeth bie the grace of God of Eng- 
land France and Ireland Queue Defender of the faith. Trieesimo 1589. 

William X Traske 

Memorand. The forteaneth dale of Noueniber in the year within wryten pos- 
sessione was taken of and in the said tenemente with the appurtenances within 
demised and graunted by the attorneies witiiiu named 

and Benuedict Dible and by them deliuered to the within uamed John Traske 
to have and to hold to him and to his heires and assignes foreuer accordinge to 
the tenor purporte anil ellecte thereof in the presentes of us 

John Matukwios IIowciiins [sic] 


The following is an extract from a letter written me by Mr. Trask, be- 
fore mentioned, dated 20 Portland Place, Bath, England, 21st June, 1897. 

" William Blake Trask Esq., 
Dear Sir, 

Your kind letter of 2^^ March was forwarded to me hero from 
Ceylon. I should have replied to it earlier but have been for two months in 
hospital and tiierefore unable to attend to correspondence. 

I have now left hospital and shall, probably, leave again for Ceylon before 
long, with iu'allh sonu-wluiL impaired, and [ do not look forward with much 
eagerness to a future of hard work sucli as lies before me. 

mt ***** * 

I am having a photo of my late brother Surgeon-Captain John Ernest, copied 
for you and when received will send it on. [The photograph was duly re- 
ceived. This brother, John Ernest Trask, " died of cholera, in the execution of 
Ills duty with the Dongohi Kxpedition, I'.Mh July, KS'.tG, at Kosheii, Egyitt. lie 
was l)orn in I'higland, 27tli October, 18(11 ; was of the Army Medical Stall", M 11 

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A cousin of my late Father has in his possession a curious old deed, dated 
1589, which I have just translated, and as I write this my wife is copying my 
translation to be forwarded to you with this letter. 

1 have visited the parislies of East and West Coker and have taken extracts 
from the registers in the former place — there being no reference to Traske in 
those of West Coker. 

These extracts from 1564 to 1671 I have copied out and enclose them for you. 

You will observe that a William Traske was baptized ou the 5 Dec. 1585. 
Could this be Cap'" William Traske of Salem? * 

Revi C. Powell, the iucumbent of East Coker, t was most obliging & gave me 
what assistance he could in deciphering the registers. lie informed me that 

* See New-England Ilist. and Gen. Register, liii. 43. 

t East Coker, co. Somerset ; Post town, Yeovil, 3 m. S. S. West. Pop. 1 103. A parish 
in the hundred of lloiindsborough, 15aiwicli, and Coker ; livini;, a vicarajre in the arch- 
dca.conry of Wells and dioLese of Bath and Wells ; valued in K. B. at £12 6s. 3d. ; ann. 
value P. K. £119 Us.; church dedicated to St. Michael; patrons, the Dean and Chap- 
ter of Kxeler. 'I'liis parish contains tlic lianilet of North Coker; it formerly had a 
chapel, which has been lon^^ demolished. — Gorlun's Tupoyniphical JJictionari/. 

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Hcvcral enquiries have reached liliii from America oa behalf of the Elliots and 
Dodj^es, whose ancestors went to New England years ago. 

It seems to me only reasonable to suppose, from all we know, that there "waa 
quite a little baud of people from Coker and that William Traske was one of 
them. At any rate we know that the Elliots, Dodges, and Traskes were in New 
England together; we know that the Elliots .t Dodgt'S came from East Coker; 
We know that there Avere, also, many Traskes at l<]ast Coker; ami therefore 
the obvious inference is that \Villiani Traske (Captain) who founded your family 
was a Coker man. We (hid a William Traske bai>ti/.ed 14"' Dec. 1585; and as 
there appears to be no further record of him in tlie registers the presumption 
seems to me very strong that this is the identical Ca[)t'» William. 

I am not certain if [ can go to Trent or Kingsbury or to any other parish where 
the Traskes used to live in the xvi"' century, as I am still weak and it takes 
very little to tire me out. You may be sure, however, that I shall do so if I 

In a former letter, dated Colombo, Ceylon, 23d Oct. 1895, Mr. Trask 
writes : — 

" You tell me that John Traske, of Trent, had three sons — at least three were 
mentioned in this will. These were Henry, llobart & William. As they were 
so fond of the name Jolin I suspect he had one of that name too. 

There was a Henry Traske of Kingsbury (Somerset) Avhose daughter mar- 
ried George Lisle in 1(121. I know no further particulars of this Traske, but it 
is not at all unlikely that he was the Henry, son of John, of Trent. This George 
Lisle, who married Henry's daughter, had au uncle William Lisle who was a 
groom of the chamber to Elizabeth, and another Uncle Edmund said to be 
a "writer," who was also groom of the chamber to Elizabeth, James I and 
Charles I. 

There was a Robert Traske instituted to the diaconate of Banwell 19 Nov. 
1582. He may have been the " Eobart," son of John, also. 

It would be interesting to find out the descendants of William, the other son 
of John, of Trent. I have an idea, perhaps it is fanciful, that we may discover 
that this William (son of John of Trent) was the father of Capt° William 
Traske — your ancestor, and I should not be at all astonished to discover that 
my ancestor John Traske (portreeve of Yeovil, in IG^iO) also came of the family 
of Joim of Trent. I shall leave no stone unturned till I either prove or dis- 
prove the supposition." 

llenry F. Waters, A.IM., furnished the Essex Institute Historical Col- 
lections at Salem, JMass., in 1880, vol. xvii. page 121, with the following: 

Jolm Traske, of Trent, Co. Somerset, husbandman; 21 Nov. 1558, proved 15 
Nov., 1574; to be buried in church yard of Trent; to St. Andrew's church of 
Wells; to parish church of Mowdeforde; wife Edith, sons William, Harry, 
liobnrt, daughters Mary and Alice. His wife Edith having dec'd, adminislratioa 
•was granted to Kobert and Henry, sous of the deceased. {^Martyn, L. 4o.] 

Joltn Traske, of East Coker, Co. Somerset; 27 April, 1598, proved 20 May, 
151)8; daughter Mary, wife Alice (with child) ; Reynold Traske a witness. 

[Lewyn, L. 44. J 

It will be noted that the Balch and the Traske families are both spoken 
of as either living or owning land in East Coker. One of the founders of 
a neighboring and allied family in Essex County, Massachusetts, was almost 
always called William Dodge of Coker. 


i, ; By William IT. Osboune, Esq., of Boston, 

CoNSiDKRiNO- the great interest now felt in every thing pertaining to 
the history of the period of the American Revolution, it has occurred to 
me that the following facts concerning the miiittiry record of an old colony 
family, might properly be given a place in the columns of your highly 

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284 Military Services of the OSorne Famihj. [July, 

treasured perlodicul. I do not claim tliat tliis record, which is drawn from 
officKu sources, not fan.ily tnidition, i.s unequalled iu its patriotic features • 
but It IS rny belief, based upon the results of careful investii^ution, that it 
has few superiors, and iu uiauy respects is unique and remarkable. The 
subjects of this record were all humble men, wholly unknown to lame, ex- 
cept as their devoted service to their country has earned them such distinc- 

George Osborne of Peml)roke, lAIassachusetts, was forty-two years of a^^-e 
at the breaking out of the Revolutiou. He had eii^ht sons, seven of whom 
together with hmiself, served terms of varving lengths in the armv and 
navy during that war. The name of the father and Jiis sons, Geo^-ae .f-- 
and Thomas, are first found on a roll of a company of mhntte inen, com- 
manded by Captain Cushiug. that marched from the West Parish of Pem- 
broke on the alarm of the IDtli of April, 1775. The father's name fur- 
ther appears on tlie roll of Capt. Hamlen's Companv, Col. Thomas' Re^d- 
ment, for service at Roxbury, from I^fay 1st to August 1st, 177;> ; on the 
roll of Capt. Hatch's Ciuupauy for service at Wevmouth and Braintree 
larms on the alarm of lAIarch, 177G; on the roll of Capt. Stetson's Com- 
pany, Col. Dyke's Regt., at Dorchester Heights in Novend)er, 1770 and 
agam on the roll of Capt. Hatch's Company^it Bristol, Rhode Island, on 
tile alarm of December 8th. 177<3. 

His seven sons emulated his patriotic example in this wise : Geor<re 
Junior, as stated, served first with his father on the alarm of Lexin-tou' 
He was with Capt. Hatch at AVevmouth and Braintree Farms on" the 
t-^^' *?? ^t""""^' '^''^^- ^-'^'^^''"'i '" ^'apt. Nelson's Company, Colonel 
>yillards Regiment, he served in the campaign against Buigovne, under 
Gates, in ] / /7. In January, 1780, he aoain entered the armv,"'servin.r in 
Capt. Bailey's Company, Col. Bailey's Regiment, under two enlistments^ to 
the close of the war, being twenty years of age at the time of his first en- 

Peleg was twelve years of age when the war began, and when fourteen 
years of age in 1777, he served from April to June on the " forty davs' ex- 
pedition " to Rhode Island. From July, 1777, to Januarv, 1778 hV was 
under enlistment for service in the New England States iuY'ol. Robin'^on's 
Kegiment. For fifteen days in Ivlarch, 1781, he served atrain in Rhode 
Iskind, and wound up his service by enlistin>,r as a marine on the fri-rate 
^ Deane" m December, 1781, being in the course of a few davs after tracs- 
lerred, togctlier wuli several of his brothers, to the famous 'frin-ate '^ Al- 
liance," under Capt. John Pxarry, ami serving till June. 1782, ])ra'ctically to 
the end of the war. " - i j 

The third son, Michael, commenced his service in Capt. Sparrow's Com- 
pany Col. Nathan Tyler^s Regiment, servin- four montlis and twenty days 
in Rhode Islaiul. between July and December, 1779. He served in the 
same com])any one month in 1780, and later in the same year his name 
appears on a roll of six months' men, raised bv the town of Pembroke 
serving under this enlistment in Washington's army at the camp at Totawa 
and Ireakness, New Jersey, till January. 1781. He served in Col. Cot- 
ton's Regiment on tlie *' forty days' expedition" to Rhode Island, and con- 
cluded his service on the frigate '' Deano " between December, 1781, and 
May, ]78l\ 

John enlisted as a '• Boy," and served three times iu the navy, once on 
the bngantine "Tyrannicide" in 1779; again in 1779 on the ship "Gen- 
eral Putnam," and lastly, in 1782, on the frigate " Deane." 

1900.] Military Services of the Osborne Famihj. 285 

Hiif^li Osborne was fourteen years of a^e when the war liroke out. an<l 
in 1776 performed service at Di^rchester Heights in Col. Dyke's Re<iinient, 
and again the same year in Kliode Island in Cant. Hatch's Com])any. In 
1777 he served ai^ain in Rhode Island, in Col. Titcomb's Keuiment, for u 
period of two nionihs and six days. Between July, 1778, and Ajiril, 1779, 
he served in PeTuisylvania, New York and New Jersey in Col. liailey's 
Regiment, and concluded his service, as did several of his brothers, by en- 
listing as a marine on the frigate " Deane" in December, 1781, and serving 
till May, 1782. 

The son William enlisted with his brothers, Thomas, Hugh, John and 
Peleg, on the frigate "Deane" in December, 1781 ; was afterwards trans- 
ferred to the frigate " Alliance," on which he died in 1782. 

We conclude this record with that of Thomas Osborne, who marched 
with his fatlier and brother George on the alarm of Lexington. A few 
days after his return from this march he joined Capt. Hamlen's Company 
of Col. Bailey's Regiment, marched to the siege of Boston, and was present 
during the entire siege. After the evacuation of Boston he marclicd with 
Washington's army to New York city, and was in the battles of Long 
Island, August 27, 1776; Harlem Heights. Septem'Der 16, 1776; Wliite 
Plains, October 28, 1776; Trenton, N. J., December 26, 1776, and Prince- 
ton, N. J., January 3, 1777. He went with Wasliington's army, after the 
latter battle, to IMorristown Heights, where he was discharged January 15, 
1777, making a continuous service of twenty-one and one-half months. In 
April, 1777, he enlisted in Col. Staunton's Regiment, to serve in Rhode 
Island. After his return from this service in June, 1778, he enlisted in 
Capt. Hatch's Company for nine months and went to West Point, New 
York. Immediately after the comjiletion of this service, he entered 
the Pennsylvania Line for one year. In March or April, 1780, he 
returned to his home, but at once entered the sea service, and is reported 
to have eidisted on the Massachusetts armed vessel, the " Protector," con\- 
manded by Capt. John Foster AVilliams of Boston. In June of that year 
the " Protector " had an engagement with the British ship " Admiral Dutf," 
and captured her. While on a second cruise on the "■ Protector" (1781), he 
was in the engagement with the English vessels the " Roebuck " and '' May- 
day," was severely wounded and captured with his vessel and her otHcers and 
crew, carried to Halifax, Nova Scotia, a prisoner of war, v/here he was de- 
tained six months. Upon l)eing released toward the close of the year he 
enlisted on the frigate " Deane" (December, 1781), was transferred to the 
" Alliance " a few days later, and set sail on her December 2otli (1781), 
for L'Orient, France, having on board as passengers the Marquis de la 
Fayette and the Coiait de Noalles. As is well known, the " Alliance," 
which was thought to be the linest ship in the American navy, was at this 
time commanded by (Jai»t. John Barry. After leaving her distinguished 
passengeis at L'Ori«-iit, she pi'oceeded upon a successful cruise, lighting, as is 
claimed, the last battle of the war for American independence upon either 
land or sea. Thoiii;is ( )Hbori!e, as appears by his sworn statement, served 
on this gallant ship (ill slie went out of commission in ^March, 1783, and 
thus served, including liis six months' imprisonment, a jteriod of seven 
years and about nint! "iionths. He died at Britlgewater, Massachusetts, iu 
1837, at the advanr-d ngo of seventy-nine years, having entered the army 
at the age of seventeen yejirs. 

280 Dunton Family. [Julji 


By ZoBTU S. Eldueuqe, Esq., of San Francisco, Cal. 

In 1G47 there lived in the town of Reading, Mass., Robert and Samuel 
Duuton. Tlicy were, perhaps, brothers ; they may have been futher and 
son. They were among the earliest settlers, and eanie to Reading from 
Lynn. Robert was a seleetinan of the town from 1017 to 1049. 

Samuel Dunton married Hannah (or Anna), daughter of Henry and 
Margaret Felch. lie died in Reading, October 'J, lOH^J. 

Cliildren, born in Reading : 

2. 1. Samuel,* b. Oct. 15, lG-17; m. Sarah Kendall. 

ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 24, 1049-50; m. Thomivs AVLlliams. 

iii. Nathaniel, b. Jan. IG, 1G55-U ; ni. (1) Sarah , (2) Abigail Lilley, 

(3) Abigail Kicbardsou. 
iv, Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1658; m. Nathaniel Evans. 
V. Sakah, b. March 28, lOGO. 
vi. Makv, b. March 6, IGGl ; d. in Andover Feb. 17, 1774. " An old 

vii. Ruth, b. April 4, 1663. 

and perhaps 
viii. John, 
ix. Thomas. 

2. Samuel^ Dunton (Samuel^), born in Reading, October 15, 1047; 

married in Reading June 17, 1073, Sarah, daughter of Deacon 

. Thomas and Rebecca Kendall. She was born in Reading, June 22, 

jlO^y. Samuel Dunton was a soldier of King Philip's war, and 

served under Cajjtain Thomas Wheeler in the expedition against 

the Nii)inu('ks, to Qnabaug (Brooklield), and to Grotou. lie died 

before 1705, and his widow married Richardson. 

Children, born in Reading : 

3. i. Samuel,^ b. July 17, 1G74; m. Anna- 

ii. Sakah, b. Feb. 22, 1G7G-7; ra. Thomas Frost. 

iii. llEiiECCA, b. Feb. 13, IGTS-i); d. in youn<^ womanhood. 

iv. EnEN'EZEK, b. April 2!), 1G81 ; removed lo lloxbury. 

V. Thomas, b. Oct. 9, 1G83; d. Nov. 9, 1G83. 

3. Saimukl Dunton {Samuel,'^ Samuel^), born in Reading, July 17, 1074 ; 

died in Woburn, JMass., about 1705; married Anna . I 

know but little of him, and have been unable to learn who his wife 
was. His children were placed under the guardianship of their 
mother in 1705, the father being dead. 
Children : 

i. Rebecca,* b. about 1698. 
4. ii. Samuel, b. about 1G99; m. Deborah Pierce. 

4. Samuki> Dunton (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ SamiteP), born about 1099 ; 

married in Woburn, September 25, 1722, Deborah, daughter of ben- 
jamin and Mary (Read) Tierce. She was born in Woburn, Decem- 
ber 5, 1700, and died in Wrentham, Mass., August 8, 1702. _ Her 
father, Benjamin Pierce, was the son of Sergeant Thomas Pierce, 
and his wife I'^lizabeth, daughter of Ryce and Arrold Cole. Her 
nutthcr, INlary Read, was the daughler of Ralph and Mary (Peirco) 
Read, and was born in Woburn, October 15, 107O. Samuel Dun- 
ton resided in Woburn, probably on the place bought by his father, 

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and inherited from him. In 1722 he bought a 27-acre lot of 
Samuel Piei'ce. On IMay 27, 1728, he sokl the property inherited 
from his father, togetiier with the twenty-seven acres bought from 
Samuel Pierce — a dwelling house and niuety aei'es of land — for 
£170, and removed to Wrentham. 
Children : 

5. i. Samukl,* b. hi Wolnirn, June 27, 1723; m. Sarah Bennett. 

ii. DKitoKAii, b. in Wobiiru, Jan. 1,1721-5; ni. El)onc'/.cr Lawrence. 

iii. KiatuccA, b. in Wobnrn, I)e;c. 20, 1720; m. Chipt. Jonathan Wliitney. 

iv. TuoMA.s, b. in Wrentham, May 17, 1729; d. Jan. 21, 1740-50. 

V. KiiiCNic/KH, b. in Wrentluun, Marcli 1!», 1730-31; m. Bulah Cheney. 

yi. BiCNJAMiN, b. in Wrentham, Feb. 8, 1732. 

vii. Gkhsuoai, b. in Wrentiiam, Feb. 8, 1734-5. 

viii. Jicssic, b. in Wreutliani, Marcli 27, 1737. 

ix, Sahah, b. in Wrentliaui, Sept. 3, 173'J; m. Ebenezer Tucker. 

X. Moi.LKY, b. in Wrentham, March 5, 1741; d. Aug. 6, 1741. 

xi. Jkuusha, b. in AVrentham, Nov. 12, 1746. 

5. Samuel^ Dunton (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Sanmel,'^ Samuel^), born in 

Woburn, dune 27, 1723; died in Wrentham, October 28, 1748; 
married in "W^rentham, March 15, 1747-8, Sarah Bennett. I do 
not know who she was. I have seai'ched far and wide for her, but, 
60 far, in vain. The Wrentham records state that Samuel Dunton 
w:i8 killed by the fall of a tree. His widow, Sarah, married again, 
in Wrentham, October 27, 1757, Josiah Holmes of Ashford, Conn. 
Children : 

6. i. Samuel,8 b. in Wrentham, Nov. 20, 1748; ra. (1) Lois Pearl, (2) 

Lavlna Marcy. 

6. Samuel" Duntdn (Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ Samuel^), 

born in Wrentiiam, November iiO, 1748; died in Willington, Conn., 
]\Iay 1, iHi;i; married, iirst, in Willington, August 7, 1771, Lois, 
daughter of ('a[)laia Timothy and Dinah (Holt) Pearl. She was 
1)oni in Willington, April 2l", 1753, and died there July 15, 1788, 
Iler nnitlicr, Dinah Holt, was b(nn in "Windham, Conn., March 17, 
1727, and was the daughter of Ca]»tain .loshua and Ketrurah (Holt) 
Holt. Ketrurah was tiie daughter of Henry and Sarah (Ballard) 
Holt of Andover, Mass., and Sarah Ballard, wife of Henry Holt, 
was the daughter of William Ballard of Andover. Captain Joshua 
■ Holtwiis the son of Nicholas* (iV/c/io/as^) Holt of Andover, and 
]\lary Knssell (daughter of Kobert) his wife. Captain Timothy 
Pearl, the father of Lois (Pearl) Dunton, was born in Windham, 
October 24, 1723, and died in Willington, October 19, 1789. He 
, was tlie son of Timothy and Klizal)eth (Stevens) Pearl of Andover, 
and gi-andHon of John I*earl from Skidby, Yorkshire, England, and 
._ Elizabeth Holmes (daughter of Uichard of Kovvley), his wife. 

■ Elizabeth Stevens, wife of Timothy Pearl, was the daughter of 

' , Nathan and Elizabeth (Abbot) Stevens. Elizabeth Abbot was the 

youngest daugliter of George Abbot, the Iirst, of Andover, and 

;., Hannah Chandler (daughter of William), his wife. Nathan Stevens 
was the son of Lieutenant John Stevens, who died in the service in 
1()89, at Casco, and Hannah Barnard (daughter of Robert), his 
wife. After the death of his first wife, Sanuiel Dunton married, 
Beeond, in Willington, December 4, 1788, Lavina, daughter of 
Zebediidi and Priscilla (Morris) Marcy. Samuel Dunton was born 
thirty-two days after the tragic death of his father. For nine years 


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tho mother iind sou lived in Wrentlmm, and then she married Josiah 
Ifohnt'H, and wont to live with him in Ashford, taking her father- 
less boy witli her. For a time they lived in Ashford, and then re- 
moved to Stafford, Conn., where the boy grew up. That Holmes 
proved a kind step-fatlier to the little fellow is evidenced by the fact 
that Samuel named his third child Josiah, for his mother's husband. 
I do not know when he came to Willington, but it was probably 
some time previous to his first marriage. lie bought a place in 
East Willingtou, and the house he built is still standing. Samuel 

.'; Dunton was a man who fully realized his responsibilities and lived 
;' :,;^. up to thcm. IIc held to the end the respect and esteem of his fel- 

:'■ . low men. Brought uj) to the trade of blacksmith, he maintained 
himself and supported his family by honest toil. lie was a deacon 
of the church, and was also church clerk. From 1790 to 1809 he 
represented his district in the Connecticut Legislature, at a time 
when to be selected for such a position was a mark of distinction. 
He was a justice of the peace and an associate justice of the county 
court. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and was a sergeant of 
the Sixth Company, Third Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade. He 
joined the battalion when it was raised, in June, 177G, and served 

■ imtil it was dismissed in December of that year. He saw service 

'\ under Washington in New York city, and his battalion was caught 
in the retreat from the city September loth, and suffered some loss. 
It was engaged also at the battle of White Plains, October 28th. 
Children, all born in Willingtou. By first wife, Lois Pearl : 

i. AmasaJ b. Jan. 5, 1722; m. Mary Taylor. 

ii. Leonard, b. March 20, 1774; d. Oct. 29, 1775. 

iii. JosiAii, b. Nov. 20, 1777. Living, in 1855, in Cambridge, N. Y. 

iv. Sarah, b. Dec. 8, 1779. 

V. Lkonard, b. July 2, 1782. 

vi. Loi8, b. Oct. 4, 1784; m. Zoeth Eklredge. 

vii. Samuel, b. Dec. 13, 1787; d. June 2, 1798. 

By second wife, Lavina Marcy : • 

viii. Rali'ii, b. Nov. 19, 1792; d. Jan. 14, 1793. 

ix. LoDiCEA, 1). Sept. 22, 1794; m. Joseph Merrick. 

X. Eliza, b. April 12, 1801; m. Orriu Holt. 


Contributed hj F. S. Hammond, Esq., of Oneida, N.Y. 

John Hammond, the clothier of Lavenham, County of Suffolk, Eng- 
land, was born between 1500 and 1520, probably at Melford, as his father 
appears to have been living there before 1517. No record of his birth has 
been foiuid, and there is nothing to show his age at tho time of his death 
in 1551. It is evident, however, that his children were all young at tho 
time, and tlie fact tiiat his widow siu'vived him for t\v(^nty-six years would 
indicate that he was a comparatively young man at the time of his death. 

The. dat<'8 of births of his children cannot be found, but William was 
probably the eldest son, although there is no positive evidence to prove that 
he was the (eldest child. He is mentioned first in his father's will, and ia 
named with his mother as executor of the will, which would indicate that 



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ho W118 older thiin his hit)thor ThouiuH ; hut to Thomas is laft tho house in 
Mclfonl, while Williiiin upimiirs to have received only £5. 

Tho fact tluit Williuin was iiunic'd with his father in tho deed of trust, 
given holow, would scorn to the fact of his heiug the eldest son. 

The following uhstract of .John's will was furnished by Major Henry C. 
Maiden, a hrother-in-law of Rev. Canou Thomas Scott, Rector of Laven- 
ham, in 18U7, and is dated Dec. 22, l.'ioU: 

" I Jobu llamoiid, of Lavenham, CiothliT" &c. 

Item, I give aud bequcatlie to As,'nes my weif £30. 

Item, 1 Kivn 'i"d be<jueatho to Will'" llamoud my sonne £5, to be paide hym 
at the uife of 21 yeres. 

Item,! give and bequeathe to Elizabeth, Margaret.audJohane, my daughters, 
to every one of tiicin £6. 8s 4d, to be palde them at tlie age of 21 yeres. 

Item, I give and beciueatlie to Thomas Hamoiid, my sonne my house in Mel- 
ford, hue John Hamonde my tlathers, holdyn by eopye of Courte Kolle now of 
my Laily Mary's grace, to enter at the age of 21 yeres. 

"item, I give aud bequeathe to my said sonne Thomas £4. 

I appoint my wyfe Agnes and my sonne Will'" executors of this my last WiU. 
Proveil at Lambeth, June 5, 1551. 

Tiie following is a coi)y of the deed of trust mentioned above, dated July 
25, 1548, in wluch one William Page of Braudcston, near Lavenham, con- 
veys a copse and meadow to twenty-live trustees lor tho good of the poor 
of Lavenham for ever. 

Indenture at Lavenham Rector, , ^ 

OnmibusX" fldelibus ad quos hoc presens carta Indentata perve'int Will<> 
Page de Lavenham. Salutem in Duo seinpiternam. Sciatis me prefatura W"" 
ra"e dimisisse, tradidisse, feofasse et hac preseuti carta mea iudeutata coutlr- 
niasse Will" liysbie, Generoso Roberto llisbie, Thome Uisbie et Georgio Risbie 
rtliis dieti Willi Kysbie, Marteno Sudeley Generoso et Marteno lllio suo, Willo 
Grome et Willo lllio suo, Uogero Grome et Thome lllio suo, Thome Sexteyn, 
Georgio I'ye et (Jeorgio lllio suo, Roberto (Jritost, Johni Whattoke, cloth- 
maker, et Johni lllio suo WiUo Cawston, Alano Sexteyn, Johni Warde, Roberto 
lirinwyn, Johni Hamonde et Willo Hamontle lllio suo, Roberto Lynche, llugoui 
Southill, Kdwo I'rykke et Willo Rockeley unam peeiam prati voeaLam Bran- 
dt ston meilowe, et unam peciam bosci voc'" Brandeston Grove cum suis per- 
tinentibus in villa de Lavenham predieta. Quae quidam pecio prati et bosci 
erunt ad pauperes sustentandos infra villa de Lav'" predict in perpetuum. In 
omnis rei testimonium huie present! carte Indontate sigiUum meum opposui. 
Datum vicesimo quluto die July Anno regis Edwardi Sexti del Gra Anghe 
llVancle ct llibcrne Regis lldel Dcfensoris et in terra Auglicane et lliberue 

Ecclosle Capitis socuudo. ,, ,^ 

(Signed) per rae Will™ Page 
(Endorsed) Possessio et status data est in prreseus Johuui Wareu Nicholas 
Wareu Thome— (illegible) Johui Vale cum multis aids 

2 Edw G 1548 



Copied by Thomas Bellows Peck, Esq., of Walpole, N. H. 
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1778. ■^■ 

Sopt. 4. Chh INIet according to np[)ointinont & Voted 

1, that the Clili Covenant Stand wiltiout any Altorationft & no Adult 
INuHoiift bo admitted to I'riveledgoH ^^ taken under llio VVatch^ & Caro 
of the Chh without promising au Attendauco oil the Lord's Table. . 

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2. that persons having owu'd the Covenant elsew^here Residing among 
lis, may receive Priveledi^es in this Chli even while they do not 
come to the Table of the Lord So Long as in the Judgment of 
Charity, the Chh can suppose they are endeavouring to remove their 
Scruples as to Coming to the Table of the Ijord, &