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Pufoltgjjittg Committee, 







Abstracts of English Wills, 297 

Ainsworth's Annotations, Owner of, 224 

Albany and New York Families, from Old Dutch 

Bibles, 334 
Alden, Query, 73 
Alden Genealogy, 427 
Alden, Homans, Jones, Note, 69 
Allen, Query, 222 
Allen Family, 212 
Allen Family Meeting, 363 
A Local Scandal, (58 
Alton, Query, 496 

An Early Boston Physician, Note, 219 
Andrews, Henry, of Taunton, 453 
Andros, Query, 222 
Augusta's Centenary, 364 
Autographs, see Illustrations. 

Bates, Query, 223 

Batt and Byley Families of Salisbury, Mass., 

English Ancestry of, 181, 348 
Baxter-Taylor, Query, 73 
Bennett, Query, 222, 224 
Bill-French, Query, 361 

Biographical Sketches (see also Necrology)— 
Bailey, Sarah Loring, 103 
Batchelder, Josiah, 247 
Bates, Samuel Austin, 388 
Corey, Martha Skinner, 103 
Holden, Charlotte, 248 
Hutchings, Hannah (Drew), 103 
Mclntire, Amelia Augustine, 104 
Seaver, Emily, 104 
Blakesley, Query, 222 
Bond Family Bible Record, 71 
Bond, Thomas, 293 
Book Notices — 

Alden's Snow Genealogy, 381 

Allyn, 240 

Ancestors of Moses Belcher Bass, 240 

Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard 

Saltonstall, 507 
Anderson's Fifty-Seventh Regiment of 
Mass. Volunteers in War of the Rebel- 
lion, 234 
Anniversary Sketch of Washington Lodge, 
A. F. and A. M., Roxbury, Mass., 1796- 
1896, 91 
Appleton's Diary of the Rev. Daniel Fuller, 

Appleton's Gatherings towards the Gene- 
alogy of the Coffin Family, 240 
Arnold's Vital Records of Rehoboth, 1642- 

1896, 237 
Austerfield; the Cradle of the Pilgrim Fath- 
ers, 88 
Autobiographical Remiscences of Rev. Al- 

van Bond, D.D., 93 
Bailey's Ruggles Genealogy, 95 
Baker's True Stories of New England Cap- 
tives carried to Canada during the Old 
French and Indian Wars, 504 
Ballou's Hosea Ballou, First President of 
Tufts College, 90 

Book Notices— 

Bent's Walter Allen, of Newbury, Mass., '.'5 
Bi-centennial Celebration of the First Con- 
gregational Church and Society of Dan- 
bury, Conn., 377 
Bigelow's The Bohun Wills, 95 
Birney's James G. Birney and His Times, 

Black's The Alden-Fuller Record, 95 
Bodge's Soldiers in King Philip's War, 84 
Boudinot's Life and Times of Ellas Boudi- 

not, 87 
Bowen's Lineage of the Bowens of Wood- 
stock, Conn., 230 
Bowman's Ancestral Charts, 92 
Brackett's Brackett Pedigree, 95 
Brigham's Tyler Family Reunion, 380 
BrinkerhofFs Bentley Family, 380 
British Record Society's Index Library, 233 
Brown's Beside Old Hearth-Stones, 502 
Brown's Hubbard's Ancestral Register, 89 
Burrage's Favorite DrivesAround Gardner, 

Butters's Genealogical Registry of the But- 
ters Family, 93 
Byington's John Eliot, the Puritan Mission- 
ary to the Indians, 379 
Byington's The Puritan in England and 

New England. 92 
Calnek and Savary's History of the Coun- 
ty of Annapolis, including Old Port Royal 
and Acadia, 502 
Cambridge Proprietors' Records, 86 
Candler's Redenhall with Harleston, Nor- 
folk, Eng., 85 
Captain Philip Reade, Third Regiment of 

United States Army, 95 
Chamberlain's One Branch of the Descend- 
ants of Thomas Chamberlain of Woburn, 
1(344, 507 
Chamberlain's Soldiers of the American 

Revolution in Lebanon, Me., 378 
Chart of the Descendants of John and 

Elizabeth Wardell, 381 
Clark's Samuel Clark and His Descend- 
ants, 94 
Cobb's The Palatine or German Immigra- 
tion to New York and Pennsylvania, 377 
Cochrane and Wood's History of Frances- 
town, N. H., 90 [374 
Cocks's Church Bells of Buckinghamshire, 
Colegrove's Genealogy of the Colegrove 

Family, 94 
Congregational Year Book, 1897, 505 
Constitution and By-Laws of the Brigham 

Family Association, 240 
Constitution and By-Laws of the Scots' 

Charitable Society of Boston, 372 
Converse's Legends of Woburn, 235 
Coues's Manuscript Journals of Alexander 

Henry and David Thompson, 500 
Culbertson's Supplement to the Culbertson 

Genealogy, 95 
Currier's Ould Newbury, 236 


Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices— 

Cushing's Indexed Genealogical Register,92 

Dall's Transcendentalism in New England, 

Davis's Ancestry of John Davis and His 
Wife Eliza Bancroft, 240 

Davis's Early Records of Lunenburg, 86 

Davis's Proprietors' Records of the Town 
of Lunenburg, Mass., including Fitch- 
burg and a Portion of Ashby, 502 

Dennis's Registers of N. Luffenham, Co. 
Rutlaud, Eng., 235 

Descendants ot Christopher Chester, 95 

De Tours-Lentilhon Pedigree, 381 

Dexter's Sketches of Yale Graduates, with 
Annals of College History, 233 

Diary kept by Lient. Dudley Bradstreet, 
of Groton, Mass., during the Siege of 
Louisburg, 505 

Diary of Lieutenant Samuel Thompson, of 
Woburn, Mass., in the French War, 239 

Dicker man's Families of Dickerman Ances- 
try, 239 

Dickinson's Descendants of Thomas Dick- 
inson, 379 

Drummond's John Rogers Families of Ply- 
mouth and Vicinity, 95 

Drummond's The Rogers Family of George 
town, 380 

Dyer's Inscriptions from Gravestones in the 
Old North Cemetery, Truro, Mass., 506 

Eben Kingman, 2d, 240 

Ela's Genealogy of the Ela Family, 380 

Eldredge's Eldredge Genealogy, 240 

Endicott's Records of Canton, Stoughton, 
etc., 86 

Ewert's Chart of Descendants of Capt. Wil- 
liam and Alary (Bancroft) Dana, 95 

First Church ot Christ,01d Saybrook,Conn., 

Fitts's Lane Genealogies, Vol. II., 380 

Flint's A Peters Lineage, 93 

Foote's Annals of King's Chapel, Boston,87 

Ford's British Officers Serving in the 
American Revolution, 1774-1783, 503 

Ford's Political Writings of John Dickin- 
son, Vol. I., 373 

Forsyth's Memorial of the De Forsyths de 
Fronsac, 380 

Fourth Annual Gathering of the Bailey. 
Bayley Family Association, 380 

Francis William Bird, 506 

French's An American Ancestry, 239 

Fry's Registers of Beer Hackett, Dorset, 
Eng., 235 

Fuller's The Mayflower Fuller Family, 381 

Garland's Garland Genealogy, 380 

Genealogy ot the Philadelphia Branch of 
the Damon Family, 240 

Getchell and Putnam's Notes on the Pills - 
burys of Leek, Co. Strafford, Eng., 95 

Gifford's Gifford Genealogy, 94 

Gilmore's Roll of the New Hampshire Men 
at Cape Breton, 1745, 375 

Glenn's List of American Genealogies 
printed in Book Form, 237 

Greenleat's Genealogy of the Greenleaf 
Family, 93 

Greenwood's Langley of Newport, R.I., 381 

Griffin's Bibliography of American Histori- 
cal Societies, 375 

Guild's .John Curtis of Roxbury, Mass., and 
His Family, 381 

Hall's Hall Ancestry, 239 

Hamilton's Genealogy of the Hamilton 
Family, 92 

Harwood's Genealogical History of the 
Harwood Families, 94 

Haxtun's Signers of the Mayflower Cora- 
pact, 239 

Hemsworth's Registers of Monk Fryston, 
in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 235 

History of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 372 

Book Notices— 

Hobart's Hobart Tabular Pedigree, 381 
Hubert's Men of Achievement, 378 
Humeston's Leeds ; A New Jersey Family, 

James's Lower Norfolk County, Va., Anti- 
quary, 238 
Jameson's The Choates in America, 93 
John Elderkin, One of the Founders of 

Connecticut and Descendants, 95 
Johnson's Abstracts of the Early Woburn 

Deeds, recorded at Middlesex Registry, 

1649-1700, 377, 378 
Johnson's Genealogy of the Descendants 

of John Bulfinch, 381 
Johnson's Supplement to the Johnson Gen- 
ealogy, 95 
King's Publishments, Marriages, Births and 

Deaths in Gorham, Me., 238 
Lambert's Registers of Banstead, Co. Sur- 
rey, Eng., 235 
Lee's John Lee of Farmington, Conn., and 

His Descendants, 380 
Lee's Reunion of the Descendants of John 

Lee of Farmington, Conn., 240 
Leonard's Memorial of Solomon Leonard,94 
Lord's Memorial of the Family of Morse, 93 
Loring and Cutter's Woburn Men in the 

Indian and Other Wars, 239 
Lull and WaJJbridge's Notes concerning 

Thomas Newton and Henry Wallbridge, 

McCormick's Family Record and Biography 

McCormick's Family Trees acccompanying 

the Genealogy of the McCormick Family, 

Maine Society S. A. R., Constitution, Roll 

of Members, etc., 504 
Mallory's Ancient Families of Bohemia 

Manor, 236 
Maryon's Family of Maryon of Essex and 

Herts, 95 
Mason's Descendants of Richard Hull of 

New Haven, Conn., 94 
Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the 

American Revolution, 375 
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the 

Revolutiouary War, 91 
More's Historical Journal of the More 

Family, 381 
Morrison's History of the Sinclair Family 

in Europe and America, 93 
Morrison and Sharpies' History of the 

Kimball Family in Arherica, from 1634 to 

1897, 379 
Mower's Mower Genealogy, 380 
Mowry's Uxbridge Academy, with Bio- 
graphical Sketch of J. Mason Macomber, 

Munson's Traditions concerning the Origin 

of the American Munsons, 380 
Muskett's Suffolk Manorial Families, 234 
New York Historical Society's Collections 

for 1886, 89 
New York in the Revolution as Colony 

and State, 506 
North's John Allen and Phoebe Deuel of 

Cambridge and Peru, N. Y., 240 
Notes on the Teall Family, 240 
Orton's Descendants of Thomas Orton, 94 
Papers on Historic New Y r ork. Half-Moon 

Series. Vol. 1. Nos. I.- VII., 373 
Parsons's Ancestry of Nathan Dane Dodge 

and Sarah Shepard Dodge, 240 
Pedigree of Mabel Harlakenden, 507 
Pierce's Descendants of Rufus and Pamela 

Thayer, 94 
Pence's History of the Kentucky and Mis- 
souri Stileses, with Sketch of the New 
Jersey and Other Kindred, 507 
Peppcrrellborough Records, 86 
Phillimore's Gloucestershire Parish Regis- 
ters — Marriages, 506 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices— 

Phillips's Genealogy of the Cromwell- Wil- 
liams Family, from the Conquest to the 
Commonwealth, 507 

Pierce's Fiske and Fisk Family, 93 

Pierce's Major John Lillie, 1755, The Llllie 
Family of Boston, 1663-1896, 94 

Pringle's Lunenburg — The Old Eastern 
District, 88 

Proceedings of the Littleton, Mass., Histo- 
rical Society, 378 

Proceedings of the Second Munson Family 
Reunion, 95 

Prospectus of the Wiggin Genealogy, 95 

Publications of the Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts, 238 

Putnam's Notes on Ancestry and Connec- 
tions of Rear-Admiral Thomas Graves 
of Charlestown, Mass., 95 

Pynchon's Pynchon Family, 94 

Quarterly Publication of the American 
Statistical Association, 503 

Quisenberry's Quisenberry Family and Oth- 
er Families, 380 

Raikes's Pedigree of Raikes, 239 

Record of the William White Family, 94 

Register of Members of the Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 375 

Register of the Society of the Cincinnati 
of Maryland, 377 

Register of the Society of the Sons of the 
Revolution in Iowa, 375 

Report of the Society of Colonial Wars on 
Louisburg Memorial, 90 

Rhees's Register of the District of Colum- 
bia Sons of the American Revolution, 93 

Richard Williams of Taunton and His Con- 
nection with the Cromwell Family, 507 

Richmond's Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 
and Pre-American Ancestors, 1040-1594, 

Robinson's Biographical Sketch of Rev. 
Samuel Kendal, D.D., 1783-1814, Minister 
of First Church of Weston, Mass., 377 

Rogers-Dudley Chart, 95 

Roy's Sermon at the Funeral of Rev. Sam- 
uel H. Thrall, 381 

Ruggles's General Timothy Ruggles, 505 

Rymes's Rymes Genealogy, 380 

Samuels and Kimball's Somerville, Past 
and Present, 379 

Sanborn's First Sambornes of Hampton, 
N. H., 240 

Sanborn's Samborne Ancestry, 240 

Sellers's Jaudon Family, 240 

Sharpe's The Chatfield Family, 95 

Smith's History of Dover, Mass., as a Pre- 
cinct, Parish, District and Town, 504 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of 
Colorado, 376 

Stanwood's The Class of 1861, Bowdoin 
College, 507 

Starr's Roberts Family of Simsbury, Conn., 
94 [94 

Steiner's Genealogy of the Steiner Family, 

Stille's Life and Times of John Dickinson, 
1732-1808, 373 

Streeter's Descendants of Stephen and Ur 
sula Streeter, 94 

Suffolk Deeds, Liber VIIL, 371 

Sumner Genealogy — Additions and Correc- 
tions, 240 

Swain's Swain and Allied Families, 94 

Tax Lists of Town of Weston, 1757-1827. 377 

The Brigham Young Family Tabular Pedi- 
grees, 381 

The Genealogical Magazine — A Journal of 
Family History, Heraldry and Pedigrees 

The Historical Collections of the Topsfield 
Historical Society, 378 

The Index Library, being Indexes, Calen- 
dars and Abstracts of British Records, 505 

Book Notices — 

The Manning Pedigree, 380 

The Society of the Colonial Wars in the 

State of Illinois, 376 
Thomas's The Thomas Book, 93 
Thomas's To My BoyThomas Head Thomas , 

Thomas Kimberly of New Haven, Conn. ,240 
Tifft's Descendants or John Tifft of Ports- 
mouth, R. I., and of John Tifft of Nassau, 
N. Y., 380 
Townsend's The Townsends, 94 
Trowbridge's Ashley Genealogy, 93 
Tufts and Booth's Tufts Genealogy — Earlier 

Generations, 507 
Tyler's Two Hundredth Anniversary of the 
Charter of the College of William and 

Mary, 375 
Upshur's Sir George Yeardley of Yeardley, 

Voorhees, The Line of Louis Bevier Voor- 

hees, 95 
Wall's Historic Boston Tea Party of Decem- 
ber 16, 1773, 236 
Walworth's The Walworths of America, 380 
Washburn's Van Houton Family of Bergen, 

N. J., 240 
Waters's Notes on the Manning Family, 
with Additional Notes on the Waters, 
Proctor and Whitfield Families, 507 
Weygant's Family Record of Sackett, Wey- 

gant and Mapes Families, 380 
Wnitney's Who Carried the Alarm to 

Watertown?, 381 
Wilson's Registers of St. Alban's, Worces- 
ter, Eng., 235 
Winslow's Governor Edward Winslow, 92 
Wyman's Wyman Genealogy, 380 
Year Book of the Ohio Society of the Sons 

of the Revolution, 375 
Year Book of the Society of Colonial Wars 
in the Commonwealth oi Massachusetts, 
Ye Catalog of Epitaphs from ye Old English 
Burying Ground on Meeting House Hill 
in Methuen, Massachusetts, 376 
Bourne-Nye, Query, 224 
Bowdoin Square, Samuel Lynde's Deed of Land 

of, 64 
Breck, Note, 71 
Brock, Robert A., Note, 226 
Buckingham, Query, 360 
Bunnell, Query, 222 
Bunnill, Lydia, Reply, 362 
Burnet, Query, 74 

Capt. John Smith's Monument, Note, 221 
Chapin, Query, 362 
Chapman, Query, 362 
Chelmsford Marriages, 307, 447 
Clark, Query, 73 
Clarke, Query, 224 
Clough, Query, 73 
Cogaii, Will of William of Southchard, Eng., 

1654, 434 
Contributors and Contributions to Volume 
Alden, Mrs. Charles L. 
Alden Genealogy, 427 
Snow Genealogy, <!04 
Allen, Francis Olcott 
Allen Family, 212 
Vassall, 152 
Appleton, Augusta Isabella. 

Arthur Savage. A Loyalist, 472 
Bassett, Eben P. 

Deaths in Sturbridge, Mass., 1779-1786, 188 
Bent, Allen H. 

Col. Jabez Hatch, His Ancestry and De- 
scendants, 34 
Blake, Francis E. 

Marriages and Baptisms in Raynham, 

Mass., 290, 315 
Roll of Capt. Jonathan Howard's Com- 
pany of Bridgewater, Mass., 1754, with 
Other Papers, 159 


Index of Subjects, 

Contributors and Contributions- 
Blake, Francis E. 

Wagon Master's Returns, 1782-1783, 39 
Booth, Edward C. 

Tufts Genealogy, 299 
Clarke, George Kuhu. 

Jacob Kuhn and His Descendants, 441 
Memoir of William Putnam Kuhn, 201 
Curtiss, Frederic H. 

Family Record of the Freeze, Spoor and 
Allied Families, 344 
Cutter, William R. 

Miller, Cook, Clark, Hall, Crosby and 

Smith, 33 
Sketch of the Life of John Foster, Esq., 
of Boston, 436 
Dean, John Ward. 

Benjamin Harris, the First Newspaper 
in New England and the New England 
Primer, 226 
Just One Half, Note, 228 
Levi Lincoln, Lieutenant Governor of 

Massachusetts, 425 
The Will of Alexander Selkirk, with a 

Fac Simile, 150 
Thomas Bond, 293 
Dean, William. 

Will of William Cogan of Southchard, 

Eng., 1654, 434 
Will of William Deane of Southchard, 
Somerset, Eng., 1634, 432 
Doggett, Samuel B. 

Samuel Lynde, Esq.— His Deed of Land, 
now Bowdoin Square, 64 
Drummond, Josiah H. 

Henry Andrews of Taunton, 453 
Richard Williams of Taunton, and His 
Connection with the Cromwell Family, 
Eastman, Charles R. 

Daniel Denison Slade, 9 
Eldredge, Zoeth S. 

Eldredge Genealogy, 46 
Ford, Worthington Chauncey. 

Thomas Jeiferson and James Thomson 
Cullender, 19, 153, 323 
Gill, Eliza M. 

Letter of Nathaniel Harrington, Jr., in 
1781 to His Father, 322 
Gordon, Geo. A. 

Portsmouth, N. H., Inhabitants, 1711, 43 
Green, Samuel A. 

A Local Scandal, 68 
Greenlaw, Lucy Hall. 

Gerrish Family Bible Record, 67 
Sir Richard Saltonstall's Letter to Gov. 
John Winthrop, Jr., of Connecticut, 65 
Greenwood, Isaac J. 

Jacob and Hannah (Lawrence) Schieffe- 

lin of New York, 449 
Langley of Newport, R. I., 168 
Guild, Howard Redwood. 

John Curtis of Roxbury, Mass., and His 
Family, 166 
Hale, Abraham G. R. 

The First Two Settlers of Stow, Mass., 
and Their F;.te, 294 
Hammond, Otis G. 

Marriages in Nantucket, 1717-1777, 54, 161 
Haskins, David Greene. 

Charles .Stewart Daveis, 141 
Holden, Edward S. 

The Holden Family of Cranbrook, Kent, 
Eng., 214 
Lea, J. Henry. 

English Ancestry of the Families of Batt 
and Byley of Salisbury, Mass., 181,348 
Leavitt, Emily W. 

Chelmsford Marriages, 307, 447 
Mann, 15. Pickman. 

Genealogical Nomenclature, 305 
Marvin, William T. R. 

Matthew Marvin and His Second Wife, 
Widow Alice liouton,330 

Contributors and Contributions — 
Miller, George Douglas. 

Albany and New York Families. From 
Old Dutch Bibles, 334 
Pease, Harriet M. 

Inscriptions at Edgartown, Martha's 
Vineyard, Mass., 196 
Richardson, William A. 

The Government of Harvard College, 
Past and Present, 26 
Sanborn, V. C. [57 

The First Sambornes of Hampton, N. H., 
Sprague, Frank William. 

Ancestry of Amos Otis, Esq., of Yar- 
mouthport, Mass., 328 
Stearns, Ezra S. 

Contribution to the History of London- 
derry, N. H„ 467 
Elias Stileman, 346 

Moore Families of Londonderry, N. H., 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

Descendants of Robert Hebert of Salem 
and Beverly, Mass., 316 
Stone, Elliot. 

Contribution to a Gorton Genealogy, 199 
Talbot, Archie Lee. 

Shaw Family of Middleboro', Mass., and 
Winthrop, Me., 191 
Thayer, Henry O. 

Marriages by Rev. Samuel Perley, while 
at Hampton, N. H., and Other Places, 
' 1767-1782, 460 
Tuell, Harriet Emery. 

Thomas Hutchinson, the Last Colonial 
Governor of Massachusetts, 473 
Tufts, Larkin T. 

Tufts Genealogy, 299 
Waters, Henry F. 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, 105, 

249, 389 
Pedigree of Manning and Allied Familes, 
White, Charles A. 

Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman and 

Capt. John Sherman, 309 
Sherman Pedigree, 309 
Withington, Lothrop. 

Abstracts of English Wills, 297 
Woodward, Theron Royal. 

Nathaniel Woodward and His Descen- 
dants, 169 
Cook, Query, 497 
Cornell Family, Note, 218 
Cornwall, Conn., Note, 70 
Curtis, John of Roxbury, and His Family, 166 
Daniels, Query, 73 

Date of Alexander Selkirk's Death, 227 
Daveis, Charles Stewart, 141 
Deane, Will of Wm. of Southchard, Somerset, 

Eng., 1634, 432 
Deaths in Sturbridge, Mass, 1779-1786, 188 
Delano and Sanders, Query, 223 
Dewey, Query, 72 
Dickinson, Query, 360 
Doty, Query, 497 
Dunton, Query, 74, 361 
Dunton-Bennett, Query, 361 
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Inscriptions 

at, U)6 
Eldredge Genealogy, 46 

Eldredge, Origin of the .Surname, Reply, 224 
Eliot, Lydia the Kleptomaniac, Note, 70 
Emerson Record, Query, 359 
Errata, 386, 511 
Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, Note, 

Field, Query, 362 
Field Family, Note, 359 
Fitch, Note, 72 

Foster, John of Boston, Sketch of Life of, 436 
Freeze, Spoor and Allied Families, Family 

Record of, 344 
Frost, Query, 222 

Index of Subjects. 


Gates, Query, 222 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, 105, 249, 

Genealogical Nomenclature, 305 
Genealogies — 


Allen, 213 

Andrews, 453 

Banks, 263 

Bate, 268 

Batt, 181, 348 

Beeckman, 337 

Beorgheart, 345 

Bond, 71 

Byley, 181, 348 

Cromwell, 210 

Crowell, 225 

Curtis, 166 

de Peyster, 334 

Douw, 339 

Eldredge, 46 

Freeze, 344 

Gerrish, 67 

Gorton, 199 

Hatch, 34 

Hebert, 316 

Holden, 214 

Hopkins, 345 

Kuhn, 441 

Langley, 168 

Lawrence, 452 

Manning, 389 

Miller, 33, 195 

Moore, 488 

Otis, 329 

Samborne, Sanborn, 57 

Schieffelin, 449 

Schuyler, 336 

Shaw, 191 

Sherman, 309 

Snow, 204 

Spoor, 345 

Standish, 71 

Stileman, 346 

Tufts, 299 

Vassall, 153 

Waters, 407 

Whitfield, 418 

Williams, 211 

Woodward, 169 
Genealogies in Preparation- 
Barclay of Ury, 364 

Blount, 77 

Bucknam, 498 

Burbank, 77 

Cleveland, 227 

Cossart, 77 

Comstock, 77 

Dodge, 364 

Gorham, 77 

Harwood, 498 

Hazen, 77 

Hobart, 77 

Lester-Leicester, 364 

Long, 77 

Newton, 77 

Ordwav, 77 

Post, 77 

Pratt, 364 

Richmond, 77 

Silver, 498 

Stanwood, 498 

Stowell, 364 

Sykes, 77 

Thomas, 77 

Wellman, 364 

Woolson, 364 

Worthen, 77' 
Gerrish Family Bible Record, 67 
Gilman of German Descent, Note, 227 
Gorton Genealogy, Contribution to, 199 
Governor Bradford's History of New Ply- 
mouth, Return to New England of, 363 
Governor John Webster, Query, 360 

Guilford, Conn., History of, Note, 227 

Hamblin-Phinney, Query, 223 

Harrington, Letter of Nathaniel, Jr., in 1781, 

to His Father, 322 
Harris, Benjamin, the First Newspaper in New 

England and the New England Primer, 226 
Harvard College, Its Government, Past and 

Present, 26 
Hatch, Query, 497 

Hatch, Col. Jabez, His Ancestry and Descen- 
dants, 34 
Hebert, Robert of Salem and Beverly, Mass., 

Descendants of, 316 
Hikcox, Query, 222 

Historical Intelligence, 76, 226, 363, 497 
Historical Societies, Proceedings of— 

Maine, 499 [498 

New-England Historic Genealogical, 228, 

Old Colony, 236, 499 

Rhode Island, 230, 500 
History of First Baptist Church of Boston, 

Mass., Note, 498 
Holden Family of Cranbrook, Kent, Eng., 214 
House in Haverhill in which John G. Whit- 
tier was Pupil of Joshua Coffin, 497 
Hunnewell, Query, 222 
Hutchinson, Thomas, Last Colonial Governor 

of Massachusetts, 473 
Facsimile of Will of Alexander Selkirk, 150 

Vassall Arms, 152 
Autographs : 

Bond, Thomas, 293 

Daveis, Charles Stewart, 141 

Kuhn, Wm. Putnam, 201 

Lincoln, Levi, 425 

Selkirk, Alexander, 75 

Slade, Daniel Denison, 9 
Portraits : 

Bond, Thomas, 293 

Daveis, Charles Stewart, 141 

Kuhn, William Putnam, 201 

Lincoln, Levi, 425 

Slade, Daniel Denison, 9 
Tabular Pedigrees ; 

Banks, 263 

Bate, 269 

Foot, 252 

Manning, 389 

Miller, 195 

Sherman, 309 

Vassall, 152 

Whitfield, 418 
Ingell, Query, 497 
Jefferson, Thomas, and James Thomson Cal- - 

lender, 19, 153, 323 
Jennings, Query, 222 
Jones, Query, 73 
Jordaine and Haine, Note, 358 
Just One Half, Note, 228 
Keene, Query, 361 
Kellogg, Query, 362 
King, Query, 73, 360, 362 
King and Barrow, Query, 223 
Kuhn, Jacob and His Descendants, 441 
Kuhn, William Putnam, 201 
Langley, Reply, 363 
Langley of Newport, R. I., 168 
Leavens, Query, 361 
Leonard, Query, 497 
Letters — 

Adams, Abigail, 324, 327 

Ames, James, 160 

Barclay, William, 160 

Callender, James Thomson, 19, 153, 323 

Harrington, Nathaniel, 322 

Jefferson, Thomas, 156, 323 

Jenssen, Thomas, 343 

Mitchell, Thomas, 161 

Monroe, James, 157 

Saltonstall, Richard, 65 

Shore, John, 155 

Smith, Samuel H., 25 

Willis, Thomas, 161 


Index of Subjects. 

Lincoln, Levi, Lieutenant Governor of Massa- 
chusetts, 425 

Londonderry, N. II., Contribution to History 
of, 467 

Lord-Brown, Query, 3(51 

Lovewell, Query, 222 

Lusk, Query, 300 

Mckensey, Query, 361 
Malcolm, Query, 72 

Marriage Intentions in Pepperrellborougb, Re- 
ply. "5 
Marriages and Baptisms in Raynham, Mass. ,290 
Marriages in Nantucket, 1717-1777, 54, 161 
Marvin, Matthew and His Second Wite,Widow 

Alice Boutou, 330 
Mathews, Query, 222 
Memoirs — 

Bond, Thomas, 293 

Daveis, Charles Stewart, 141 

Kuhn, William Putnam, 201 

Lincoln, Levi, 425 

blade, Daniel Denison, 9 
Mercy and Mary, Reply, 75, 225, 363 
Merrill Family, Note, 72 
Miller, Cook, Clark, Crosby and Smith, 33 

Reply, 225 
Monument to Taylor and Merrill, Note, 495 
Moore Families of Londonderry, N. H., 488 
Muster Rolls, 39-42, 159-160 

Necrology of the New-England Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society — 

Alden, Arthur Bates, 231 

Barrett, George Rotter, 365 

Carpenter, George Oliver, 367 

Churchill, Gardner Asaph, 366 

Codman, Arthur Amory, 365 

Collamore, John Hoffman, 368 

French, Aaron Davis Weld, 77 

Furness, William Henry, 231 

Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 369 

Guild, Charles Henry, 368 

Hack, Christopher Amory, 366 

Haigh, John, 82 

Hale, Horatio, 370 

Haskins, David Greene, 79 

Littlefield, George Thomas, 368 

Morison, John Hopkins, 232 

Pierce, Henry Lillie, 369 

Potter, Charles Francis, 84 

Read, John Meredith, 370 

Rogers, Augustus Dodge, 367 

Russell, William Eustis, 365 

Stone, Waterman, 232 

Thompson, Leauder, 83 

Toner, Joseph Meredith, 80 

Trumbull, Charles Perkins, 78 

Turner, Nathaniel Wing, 83 

Wardwell, William Henry, 367 

Weld, William Gordon, 81 
Nope, Reply, 75 
Norton, Query, 361 
Norton ol Guilford, Query, 221 
Notes and Queries, 69, 218, 357, 495 

Obituary Notices, see Necrology and Biographi- 
cal Sketches. 

Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass- 
Note, 497 

Otis, Query, 362 

Otis, Amos of Yarmouthport, Mass., Ancestry 
of, 328 

Parish, Query, 224 

Peirce, Query, 74 

Pemberton, Query, 221 

Perley, Marriages by Rev. Samuel, while Minis- 
ter at Hampton, N. H., and Other Places, 
1767-1782, 460 

Petuquamscutt, Reply, 497 

Pienon, Query, 222 

Porter, Query, 222 

Portruits, see Illustrations. 

Portsmouth, N. H., Inhabitants, 1711, 43 
Presho and Sampson, Query, 224 

Queries, 72, 221, 359, 496 

Raynham, Mass., Marriages and Baptisms in, 

Raynham Records, First Book of, 437 
Recent Publications, 99, 242, 384, 508 
Replies, 74, 224, 362, 497 
Replies Solicited, Query, 223 
Reverend John Prudden, Note, 495 
Reynolds, Query, 360 
Rider, Query, 74 

Robbards or Roberts, Query, 222 
Robinson Crusoe's Sweethearts, Reply, 74 
Roll of Capt. Jonathan Howard's Company, 

1754, 159 

Saltonstall, Sir Richard— Letter to Gov. John 
Winthrop, Jr., of Connecticut, 65 

Sambornes of Hampton, N. H., The First, 57 

Savage, Arthur, A Loyalist, 472 

Schieffelin, Jacob and Hannah (Lawrence) of 
New York, 449 

Shaw and Leach, Query, 223 

Shaw Family of Middleboro, Mass., and Win- 
throp, Me., 191 

Sherman, Ancestry of Rev. John and of Capt. 
John, 309 

Sherman of Yaxley and Sherman of Dedham, 
Note, 357 

Skelton-McClane, Query, 74 

Skinner, Query, 74 

Skinner-Taylor, Query, 361 

Slade, Daniel Denison, 9 

Smith, Query, 224 

Snow, Query, 496 

Snow, Reply, 76 

Snow Genealogy, 204 

South worth, Query, 496 

Spencer, Query, 222 

Standish Pedigree, Note, 71 

Staples, Query, 224 

Steele-Talcott, Query, 496 

Stileman, Elias, 346 

Stow, Mass., The First Two Settlers in, 294 

Sweet, Rev. Jonathan, Query, 361 

Tabular Pedigrees, see Illustrations. 

Tantinsquese, Acqunck-Hill, Petuquamscutt, 
Query, 362 

The Wayside Inn— Capt. Levi Holden, Note, 220 

Thompson, Query, 72 

Thwing and Aldrich, Note, 219 

Trott, Query, 362 

Trott Family, Note, 358 

True Stories of New England Captives in Can- 
ada, Note, 226 

Tuits Genealogy, 299 

Ventrus, Query, 222 

Wagon Master's Returns, 1782-1783, 39 
Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, 
105, 249, 398— 
Allarde, Richard (1593), 259 
Allison, Elizabeth (1665), 129 
Andrewes, Elizabeth (1654), 267 
Nathaniel (1654), 267 
Peter (1650), 285 
Ange, Richard (1608), 106 
Baker, John (1624), 412 
Robert (1585), 411 
Robert (1604), 410 
Bankes, Caleb (1669), 273 
John (1642), 265 
John (1702), 274 

Banks, Caleb (1597), 261 
Barnewell, Anne (1628), 401 
Bate, Richard (1657), 268 
William (1564), 258 
Benyon, Thomas (1624), 137 
Bishop, Benjamin (1661), 272 

Index of Subjects, 


Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England— 

Blancherde, j Harbert (Herbert) (1592), 126 
Blunt, William (1626), 413 
Bonde, William (1623), 111 
Boorne, John (1618), 110 
Borowghe, Stephen (1584), 274 
William (1598), 275 
Bourne, John (1610), 109 
John (1667), 112 
Nehemiah (1691), 113 
Nehemiah (1709), 113 
Robert (1625), 111 
Bromley, Jane (1641), 284 
Brooke, Elizabeth (1599), 134 

Thomas (1625), 137 
Browne, Arnold (1627), 112 

Nathaniel (1684), 421 
Burrough, Joane (1604), 277 
Cannon, Susan (1637), 402 
Canon, John (1630), 402 
Cartwright, Francis (1644), 284 
James (1623), 280 
Ralph (1647), 285 
Clarke, William (1679), 287 
Clarke, alias Kingman, John (1641), 115 
Clerke, Joane (1664), 286 
Colman, Edward (1598), 127 
Combe, John (1615), 107 

Thomas (1608), 252 
Thomas (1657), 106 
Crome, Valentine (1662), 131 
Cropley, Thomas (1608), 256 
Cross, Benjamin (1734), 116 
Davy, John (1649), 266 
Deane, George (1693), 115 
Dunmoil, Thomas (1581), 391 
Epes, Samuel (1685), 274 
Erving, Mary Macintosh (1721), 255 
Everden, James (1569), 410 
Feerby, Rachel (1625), 401 
Fisher, Robert (1602), 264 
Foot, Robert (1714), 250 
Samuel (1710), 249 
Thomas (1687), 139 
Foote, John (1616), 136 

Margaret (1634), 137 
Robert (1608), 135 
Robert (1646), 139 
Samuel (1691), 140 
Freeborne, John (1617), 278 
Gibbon, Robert (1565), 257 
Gibbone, Jarvis (1595), 260 
Grace, William (1702), 131 
Gray, Arthur (1556), 118 
Thomas (1617), 110 
Greene, Margaret (1624), 424 
Hamby, Robert (1635), 124 
Hammond, Robert (1641), 138 
Harris. Richard (1607), 109 
Haye, Isaac (1631), 414 
Hayes, John (1638), 138 
Hayward, John (1651), 128 
Herd, Edmund (1626), 423 
Herenden, Thomas (1595), 261 
Hewes, John (1621), 136 
Hoskins, Richard (1700), 117 
Howard, Thomas (1582), 392 
Hubbard, Joseph (1640), 422 
Hutehenson, Christopher (1592), 120 

Thomas (1610), 121 
Hutchinson, Anne (1615), 122 

Christopher (1617), 123 
John (1565), 119 
Richard (1670), 125 
Thomas (1646), 124 
William (1556), 118 
William (1576), 120 
James, Thomas (1683), 422 
Johnson, John (1679), 134 
Jones, Anne (1640), 284 
John (1637), 283 
Jowles, John (1639), 415 
Juxon, Raphe (1587), 424 

Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England— 
Kinge, George (1625), 282 
Kingswell, Edward (1636), 283 
Kirkiner, Agnes (1593), 395 
Kirkner, Erasmus (1567), 391 
Knott, Thomas (1557), 424 
Lewys, John (1671), 133 
Long, Henry (1723), 114 
Ludlow, George (1667), 255 
Maddison, Thomas (1637), 123 
Manning, George (1624), 401 
Jeremy (1651), 402 
Martyn (1613), 399 
Manninge, Edmond (1583), 394 

Henry (1620), 400 

Henry (1632), 402 

Thomas (1583), 394 

Thomas (1603), 396 
Mannyng, Edward (1581), 392 
Edward (1689), 403 
John (1583), 393 
Katheryne (1596), 396 
Leonard (1545), 389 
Richard (1544), 389 
William (1607), 399 
Mannynge, George (1583), 394 

Henry (1614), 399 

Hughe (1558), 390 

John (1567), 390 

My lies (1555), 389 

Richard (1604), 397 

Richard (1605), 398 

Robert (1592), 395 

William (1573), 391 

William (1596), 395 
Maplisden, George (1590), 258 
Martin, Henry (1661), 116 

John (1673), 255 
Martyn, Michael (1700), 117 
May, Susan (1633), 414 
Mellowaie, John (1627), 265 
Miles, Joseph (1661), 139 
Morgan, Joseph (1734), 116 
Morse, John (1615), 400 
Mullenner, Thomas (1626), 421 
Mulliner, Elizabeth (1627), 422 
Neale, Margery (1613), 121 
Neall, John (1594), 121 [132 

Newdigate, als Newgate, Nathaniel (1668), 
Padnall, Thomas (1626), 265 
Patenden, Henry (1549), 257 
Read, Nicholas (1671), 420 
Reade, Aleyn (1679), 273 

Thomas (1662), 272 
Risby, Elizabeth (1669), 417 
Rothery, William (1659), 115 
Scott, George (1642), 254 
Shelly, Jone (1558), 390 
Skilton.Mary (1650), 116 
Sparrowe, Stephen (1625), 415 
Spellman, John (1647), 416 
Symondes, Thomas (1620), 279 
Thorndike, Francis (1656), 129 
Thorndyke, Nicholas (1596), 127 
Thornedyke, Herbert (1554), 126 

Paul (1640), 128 
Tothe, William (1597), 396 
Vassal 1, John (1665), 286 
Judith (1638), 283 
William (1657), 286 
Vassell, John (1625), 280 
Vercelini, Nicholas (1603), 397 
Versellin, Jacob (1606), 398 
Versilyn, Elizabeth (1607), 399 
Vivian, Anne (1725), 251 
Wade, Alice (1616), 277 

William (1600), 276 
Warren, Richard (1638), 105 
Waters, James (1617), 406 
Webbe, John (1625), 400 
Weldish, Alexander (1665), 417 
West, Richard (1624), 420 
Whare.Mary (1630), 112 
Whitfeild, Henry (1657), 417 

Index of Subjects. 

Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England- 
John (1663), 417 
William (1610), 412 
William (1625), 413 
Whitfeilde, John (1585), 410 
Whitfeld, Herbert (1622), 412 
Whitfelde, Raphe (1645), 416 
Robert (1542), 410 
Whitfield, John (1636), 414 
Whytfeld, Robert (1597), 411 
Wilkinson, Michael (1645), 415 
Wood, George (1636), 252 
Wortley, Mary (1672), 134 
Webb, Query, 222 
Wells, Query, 222 

Welshman, Capt. William, Query, 73 
Will of Alexander Selkirk, 150 
Williams, Query, 72 

Richard of Taunton, and His Con- 
nection with the Cromwell Family, 
Wills, Administrations and Abstracts- 
See also Waters's Gleanings. 
Batt, Christopher (1581), 354 
Frances (1684), 350 
Henry (1615), 349 
Joan (1662), 349 
John (1557), 352 
John (1571), 354 
John (1593), 355 
John (1605), 356 
John (1615), 349 
John (1643), 349 
John (1666), 350 
John (1680), 350 
John (1711-12), 351 
Katherine (1611), 348 

Wills, Administrations and Abstracts— 
Batt, Margrate (1560), 353 
Mary (1690), 351 
Mary (1693), 351 
Peter (1631), 349 
Richard (1612), 356 
Richard (1669), 350 
Robert (1609), 348 
Robert (1619), 356 
Samuel (1690), 351 
Thomas (1607), 355 
Batte, Robert (1618), 356 
Bett, Thomas (1612), 348 
Bythewaye, Robert (1581), 354 
Cogan, William (1654), 434 
Deane, William (1634), 432 
Greenleafe, Joan (1660), 298 
John (1636), 298 
Hide, Edward (1597), 355 
Holden, John (1623), 216 
John (1625), 216 
Mary (1609), 216 
Robert (1653), 216 
Hovenden, Robert (1656), 216 
Jacob, Nicholas (1657), 329 
Lord, William (1615) 297 
Lothrop, Thomas (1629), 297 
Porter, Grace (1662), 314 
Sherman, Daniel (1634), 314 
Withington, Henry (1653), 298 
Richard (1597), 298 
Richard (1638-9), 298 
Winn, Query, 362 
Woodward, Benajah, Reply, 225 

Nathaniel, of Boston, and 
Descendants, 169 
Wormwell and Holmes, Query, 223 



»••» *^rrfK«r r- s JFT,V .■# 




JANUARY, 1897. 


By Charles It. Eastman, Ph.D., of Cambridge, Mass. 
" Altissima quseque flumina minlmo sono labuntur." — Quintus Curtius Rufus. 

When a man of remarkable fineness of personality is taken from 
the midst of us ; when, moreover, he happens to be recognized as a 
man of great parts, eminent in his profession, and commanding uni- 
versal esteem and admiration ; and when those who knew him best 
are constantly reminded of the quiet dignity of his life, his modesty, 
and naturally retiring disposition ; under such circumstances it be- 
comes difficult to speak adequately, at least in a public way, of the 
man himself. It is easier to relate the achievements and outer cir- 
cumstances of his life than to portray the character and finer quali- 
ties of his makeup, as comprehended by those who have stood nearest 
him. The present account of such a man is subject to these difficul- 
ties, and it is felt that much is lost sight of which is precious in the 
memories of his more intimate associates. 

Daniel Denison Slade, the subject of this sketch, was born in Bos- 
ton, May 10, 1823, and died at Chestnut Hill, February 11, 1896. 
His father was Jacob Tilton Slade, a Boston merchant, and son of 
Benjamin Slade, of Portsmouth. His mother, Elizabeth (Eogers) 
Slade, was a daughter of Daniel Denison and Elizabeth (Brom- 
field) Rogers. After her untimely death, when her son Daniel was 
only three years of age, her husband left for Europe, never to re- 
turn ; and her brother, the late Henry B. Rogers, became Daniel's 
guardian. Daniel D. Rogers was a successful Boston merchant, 
residing in a large brick mansion which he built on the lot of land 
between Mt. Vernon and Bowdoin streets, and facing Beacon street. 
In this house Daniel lived until he was ten years old, and the place 
never ceased to possess attractions for him. 
VOL. li. 2 

10 Daniel Denison Blade. [Jan, 

Little is known of Dr. Slade's paternal ancestry, but on the maternal side 
the records are very complete and readily accessible.* Hence it will be 
sufficient here to indicate the genealogy only in a general way. Beginning 
with Rev. John Rogers, who emigrated from England in 1636, and later' 
became the fifth president of Harvard College, the male line of descent is 
as follows: John 1 (b. 1630, d. July 2, 1684), m. Elizabeth Denison, 
daughter of Major-General Daniel Denison and wife Patience Dudley, who 
was°the daughter of Governor Thomas Dudley; Rev. John 3 (b. July 7, 
1666, d. Dec. 28, 1745), m. Martha Whittingham, daughter of William 
Whittingham and grand-daughter of John Lawrence of Ipswich; Rev. 
Daniel 3 (b. July 28, 1707, d. 1785), m. Anna Foxcroft, daughter of Thomas 
and grand-daughter of Francis Foxcroft, of Cambridge ; Daniel Denison* 
(b. May 11, 1751, d. March 25, 1825), m. Elizabeth Bromfield, who was 
the only child of Henry Bromfield, of Harvard, Mass., by his second wife 
Hannah Clarke; Elizabeth Rogers 5 (b. Sept. 11, 1798, d. Aug. 14, 1826), 
m. J. T. Slade. 

Hannah Clarke was the eldest daughter of Richard (b. May 11, 1711, 
d. 1790) and Elizabeth (Winslow) Clarke, of Boston. Another daughter, 
Susanna, married John Singleton Copley, the artist, their house being on 
Beacon street, on the site of the present Somerset Club House. Henry 
Bromfield (b. Nov. 12, 1727, d. Feb. 3, 1820) was the second son of Ed- 
ward (b. Nov. 5, 1695, d. April 10, 1756) and Abigail (Coney) Brom- 
field. Edward's father was the first of the name to emigrate to this coun- 
try, the family being traceable iu P^ngland as far back as the reign of Edward 
II., and being undoubtedly of Welsh origin. It appears that the grand- 
mother of Edward Bromfield, who came to America in 1675, was one of 
the Quincy family. Thus, not only was Daniel Denison Slade the bearer 
of an illustrious New Engfand name, but in him converged the lineage of 
a number of highly distinguished families. 

Having early manifested an aptitude for study, great pains were 
taken in providing the young Daniel with proper educational advan- 
tages. Accordingly, we find him transferred at the age of ten years 
from the public school system of Boston to the care of the Hon. 
Stephen Weld, of Jamaica Plain. Afterwards he was removed to 
the family school of Rev. Ezra Ripley, of Waltham, and in 1835 
he was sent to Northborough, where he lived two years in the 
charge of the Rev. Joseph Allen. Of his life there, and his at- 
tachment to the school, we have abundant record, f The following 

* For genealogies of the Rogers family, see Kegister, vol. iv., p. 179; vol. v., pp. 103- 
52, 224, 311-30; vol. xii., pp. 337-42; vol. xiii., pp. 61-9; vol. xxxix., pp. 225-30; vol. xli., 
pp. 155-88. For genealogy of the Denison family see Register, vol. xlvi., pp. 127-133; 
Biographical Sketch of Major-General Daniel Denison, by D. D. Slade (Denison Memo- 
rial, Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 20, 1882) ; also, " A Record of the Descendants of Capt. George 
Denison [brother of Major-General Daniel] of Stonington, Conn.," compiled by J. D. Bald- 
win and William Clift. Worcester, 1881. 

For genealogy of the Bromfield family, see Register, vol. xxv., pp. 329-335; vol. 
xxvi., pp. 37-43, 141-143 ; also "A New England Country Gentleman of the Last Cen- 
tury" (New Eng. Mag., n. s., vol. ii., pp. 1-20), March, 1890, and "The Evolution of 
Horticulture in New England " (G. P. Putnam's Sons, N.Y., 1895), both by Dr. Slade. 

A genealogy of the Richard Clarke family is reported to be in preparation by Isaac J. 
Greenwood, A.M., and will be published shortly in the Register. Some notes regarding 
this familv will be found in Dr. Slade's article in the Register, vol. xlvi., pp. 15-16, 
January, 1892. 

tSee also "Twelve Days in the Saddle," by •* Medicus," [D. D. S.], p. 32. 

1897.] Daniel Denisori Slade. 11 

extract from a letter dated Oct* 1, 1835, is significant, since it fore- 
shadows his devotion to natural history, the pursuit of which after- 
wards became one of his ruling passions : 

"Northboro' is a very pleasant little place. The leaves are just begin- 
ning to turn red and white and yellow, and the woods look very pretty 

indeed The boys have got a society up among themselves to collect 

specimens of stones, and curious things that we might happen to find. I 
was chosen Secretary, but declined the office. We have a meeting every 
Monday evening." 

Mr. Slade was finally prepared for college at the Boston Latin 
School, where he acquitted himself very creditably. It was a life- 
long habit of his to preserve with the greatest care and system all 
manner of documents, letters and personal souvenirs ; and he had 
also the laudable virtue of keeping a journal and a scrap-book. 
Some years before his death Dr. Slade took occasion to look over 
an old file of :? Monthly Reports " of the Latin School, signed by 
the venerable master, E. S. Dixwell, and countersigned by H. B. 
Rogers. To this file he added the folio win g memorandum: "At 
the Latin School I was obliged to contend with boys who had en- 
joyed the great advantages of this school for several years, while I 
had received little or no solid instruction. It was in every way a 
severe test of ability." The reports are of uniform excellence ; and 
at this school, also, he received a prize for the best Latin poem. 

Mr. Slade entered Harvard when seventeen years of age, passing 
the entrance examinations with distinction. The four years of his 
undergraduate experience proved to be a great formative period in 
his career. During it, his abilities as a student were abundantly 
manifested, as is witnessed by the fact of his receiving several hon- 
orary prizes, one of these being for the best Latin poem. During 
this period, also, were nurtured and strengthened those tastes which 
remained most dominant in him throughout life, especially his fond- 
ness for literary, historical and scientific pursuits. Of the Harvard 
Natural History Society he was successively vice-president and 
treasurer, president, and curator of ornithology and geology ; and 
he contributed to it his enthusiastic support. The friendships, too, 
that were formed during his college days proved to be the closest 
and truest of his whole life. A classmate of such men as Francis 
Parkman, Leverett Saltonstall, George S. Hale, J. O. Dalton and 
B. A. Gould, the mutual attachments initiated during their college 
course grew warmer and firmer with increasing years, so that it is 
impossible to disassociate his memory from connection with these 
intimate friends. 

Life at Harvard during the forties is depicted very graphically 
and in a remarkably ingenuous style by Mr. Slade in his journal, 
some extracts from which have been incorporated in the semi-cen- 
tennial Class Report recently prepared by Mr. Edward Wheel- 

12 Daniel Denison Slade. [Jan. 

wright. In this journal we read of customs and associations that 
have long since passed away ; we see strange faces and hear unfa- 
miliar voices. AVe attend Exhibition Day, "pass a pleasant hour' 
with the president, parade with the Navy Club, dance around bon- 
fires in the yard, and celebrate Class Day and Commencement in 
the good old style. Even the student vernacular is out of date 
nowadays ; there is no longer bathing in the Charles nor boating on 
Fresh Pond ; neither do we pay toll on the mill-dam, nor " 12 i cents 
for an omnibus ride to any part of the city." And the chapel bell 
no longer rings for morning prayers at " some hour during the 
night." AVe may be permitted a peep at this bygone era through 
the loophole of the following passages ; and should any of them 
appear trite, it must not be forgotten that the college was then 
hardly more than an Academy, and that the diarist was a lad under 
twenty : 

1842. Mar. 1. Made a decent recitation in Latin. I resolved that I 
would not use & pony this term, but seeing some nice little ones for Greek 
at the store, and learning that most of our class had them, I could not re- 
sist the temptation and bought one. 

Apr. 13. Had the proctor up in my room yesterday the second time for 
playing upon my flute. I wish he would stop a little of the noise that is 
sometimes made in the entry instead of attacking me and my flute every 

May 2. Our [Oxford] caps came out from Boston. Snow, Perry, and 
myself christened ours in TreadwelFs room with whiskey punch, lemonade 
etc. We made a great noise. 

May 18. ' As the AVest Cambridge omnibus went by this morning there 
was a man upon the top of it with a caricature of the " Cap ' upon his 
head. Some of the students being near stoned him, and not only knocked 
the cap from his head but also broke several of the omnibus windows. 
AVe expected him again at night when the omnibus came along, and we 
were not disappointed. There he sat with that cap on, and with a most 
triumphant look, but he was not doomed to stay there long. As the omnibus 
came along, White — Junior — ran out and threw a water pail so fairly 
as to strike him directly under the rim and thus knock it off; volleys of 
stones immediately followed, and several chased the omnibus nearly to 
Mrs. Schutte's where it stopped, as I understood, to let a lady out. Rowan 
— Freshman — climbed up upon the omnibus and took the cap away, while 
two or three more getting up behind struck him and knocked him off. He 
fell upon his back, but nobody interfering with him, he got up and ran for 
his life, having a dozen at his hack, striking him with their canes. The 
fellow would have been all but killed had not a gentleman taken him into 
his chaise, lie promised he never would wear it again. We gave three 
cheers, and marched hack with the cap as a trophy to the college yard. 

May 19. The omnibus from W. Cambridge went by this morning very 
peaceably, no hostilities being shown. The man who wore the cap was 
hired by some one who was an enemy to the college, hoping to get up a 
disturbance. The President gave us a very fine speech this morning in 
which he appealed to our honour in this matter of the caps, and hoped that 
we would do everything as became members of this ancient University. 

1897.] Daniel Denison Slade. 13 

May 21. Walked into town at about 5 o'clock and there witnessed what 
we all expected would take place, namely, a row between the students and the 
rabble. There had been several all over the city, and every one was much 
excited. Nothing was talked of but the caps. 

May 23. Great preparations w r ere made today for the mob which we 
expect tonight. Went out with Bradford and Parkman to cut a club after 
dinner. Went to walk with P. after supper, and while we were walking 
toward the Pond, the bell rang for fire, and thinking that it might be a pre- 
text for collecting the people together, we ran back. I left Frank at his 
house, and had got nearly down to the College when I heard a great shout- 
ing and breaking of glass, and thinking that the mob had attacked one of 
the buildings, I ran to the assistance of my Alma Mater. When I entered 
the yard I saw a most horrible sight, namely, the French room in old Massa- 
chusetts apparently on fire. The students soon collected round and with 
considerable exertion succeeded in putting it out, altho' it was confined to 
the closet. It was undoubtedly communicated by some miserable scoundrel 
who was ripe for a row. There is no building I would not sooner see go than 
that old, venerable pile. I trust the Faculty will do all in their power to 
find the scoundrel out. Everyone expected a row tonight, and all were 
walking about the yard armed cap-a-pie. The night, however, passed ofT 
without disturbance. A watch of four was set by the college to prevent 
any further damage. 

June 30. There have been a great many " blowings up " lately. A 
bomb was found up in the belfry all ready to touch, containing several 

pounds of powder. It would have blown everything to atoms 

Attended a meeting of the N. History Society, one of the best societies in 
College, and was unanimously chosen Vice-President and Treasurer. 

July 6. There was one of the greatest outrages committed last night 
that has been perpetrated in this College. A large bombshell was placed 
in a small closet in Pierce's room, and exploded, literally tearing the room to 
atoms, also the hall of commons underneath and Bartlett's room. With so 
much violence did it explode that large beams were split, and several stones 

started on the outside of the building The thickness of the 

bomb was about two inches, and Prof. Treadwell says that if it had been 
placed in the centre of the room the whole wing of the building would have 
been a mass of ruins. A meeting of the students, authorized by the 
President, was held after prayers, at which several resolutions were 
adopted and requested to be published in all the principal papers. 

Dec. 29. Four of us, Lord, Davis, Prescott and myself decided to go 
up to the ball at Lexington tonight, and were quite a load for one horse in 

a great ark Davis and myself shook hands with the girls we had 

seen there before, and they seemed delighted to see us. We immediately 
commenced dancing, about 9 o'clock, and kept it up till 3 a.m. The en- 
tire concern was on a larger and better scale than the last one. We had 
better music and plenty of girls. I introduced Prescott and Lord about. 
We did not get off from paying this time, but had to launch out our dollar. 
They kicked up such a most tremendous dust that our clothes were covered 
and our hair appeared grey. When we got through we found it snowing 
very hard, and that it was impossible to get home, so we were obliged to 
wait till daylight. We at last got under way for Cambridge, raining most 
tremendously, and arrived a little after 8 o'clock. Cut all the recitations 
this morning, as I felt so badly. Felt much better in the evening, so that I 
wrote quite a long report on the " skunk " for the N. History Society. 
VOL. li. 2* 

14 Daniel Denison Slade. [Jan. 

After graduating from Harvard in 1844, Mr. Slade spent some 
months on a farm near Greenfield, but returned to Cambridge in 
the early winter, and became enrolled as a resident graduate. 
Here he became intimately associated with the historian, Jared 
Sparks, and was engaged under him in the copying of original 
documents relating to the American Revolution. In 1845 he en- 
tered the Harvard Medical School, and his success here decided him 
on the choice of medicine as a profession. On receiving his Doc- 
tor's degree in 1848, he was appointed house surgeon at the Massa- 
chusetts General Hospital, where he served for one year. He then 
went abroad, remaining in all three years in Europe, most of his 
time being devoted to the study of his profession in Dublin and in 
Paris. Returning in 1852, he began practice in his native city, 
where he continued to reside until 1863. During these years nu- 
merous articles on medical subjects proceeded from his pen, most of 
them being signed simply " Medicus" ; and he was the successful 
competitor for four medical prizes, — the Roylston of 1851, the 
Massachusetts Medical for 1859, and the Fiske Fund for 1850 and 
1852. Two of his prize essays have been published separately, 
their titles being especially noted below. 

In his domestic relations Dr. Slade was particularly fortunate. At 
King's Chapel, on May 27, 1856, he was married to Mina Louise, 
daughter of Conrad and Lisette Hensler. In his wife he found 
a helpmeet of rare devotion, who entered with enthusiasm into all 
his projects, and whose counsel and encouragement he was accus- 
tomed to depend upon for a period of nearly forty years. Four 
sons and seven daughters were the fruit of this union, of whom 
one son has died. Of the happiness pervading his home life, it is 
unnecessary to speak ; an index of it may be found, however, in 
these words, which were jotted down by the Doctor in his diary on 
the occasion of his fiftieth birthday : 

My fiftieth birthday. Fifty years ! It seems a good many, but after all 
what are they ? I am in health, and in the enjoyment of all needful blessings, 
— riches, in the form of a fond wife, and darling children, — as well as 
riches which the world calls wealth My dear home, my dar- 
lings within it, as yet an unbroken circle! .... How ungrateful I 
am for these many blessings ! God help me and make me better. 

During the war Dr. Slade was appointed one of the inspectors 
of hospitals under the Sanitary Commission, and was otherwise oc- 
cupied with undertakings involving great responsibility. In 1863 
he removed with his family to Chestnut Hill, and continued to re- 
side until his death upon one of the most beautiful and command- 
ing estates in that attractive suburb. After this time he bea'an to 
relinquish gradually the practice of his profession, and to devote 
himself more uninterruptedly to literary and horticultural pursuits. 

1897.] Daniel Denison Slade. 15 

He was passionately fond of flowers and plants, and it was his in- 
variable habit to spend one or more hours each day in his garden or 
conservatory. His contributions on the subject of horticulture are 
numerous, including a charming little volume entitled :? Evolution 
of Horticulture in New England ; ' and he was prominently iden- 
tified with the Newton and the Massachusetts Horticultural So- 

In 1870 Dr. Slade was appointed Professor of Applied Zoology 
at the newly established Bussey Institution at Jamaica Plain. He 
remained in all twelve years engaged in this capacity, and had the 
satisfaction of seeing his department take root and flourish under 
his direction. Nor was his efficiency limited to giving instruction 
alone, for in other ways he contributed materially toward strength- 
ening the early organization of the Institution. In 1885 the scene 
of his labors was transferred to Cambridge, owing to his appoint- 
ment as Assistant in Osteology at the Agassiz Museum. This posi- 
tion, with the coincident one of giving lectures in comparative 
osteology in Harvard College, he continued to hold up to the time 
of his death. During these years he performed a vast deal of useful 
service, and incidentally published a considerable number of sci- 
entific articles. The College was further benefitted by his founda- 
tion of the Slade Scholarship, which represented a gift on his part 
of five thousand dollars. 

As a lecturer, Dr. Slade was extremely popular, owing to his 
charm of speech and manner, and power of stimulating original 
observation on the part of his students. He seems never to have 
forgotten a lesson taught him by his own personal experience, name- 
ly, the necessity of looking to the natural objects themselves for the 
information they contain. The difficulty he had in mastering 
astronomy is recorded in his college journal, where numerous allu- 
sions are made to having "deaded" recitations. But one luminous 
entry reads as follows : " Nov. 17, 1843. Studied my astronomy 
with the aid of Smith's globe this evening, and thereby learned 
more than I have in all the time before." The extract is significant, 
since in his teaching he strenuously insisted that as much use be 
made of the actual specimens as possible, and for this reason his 
course in osteology had the reputation of being a most excellent 
one for training the powers of observation. 

The affectionate regard for him entertained by both students and 
fellow- workers is evinced by a large and interesting correspondence, 
which was terminated only by his death. Similarly, there are nu- 
merous warm expressions proceeding from time to time from his 
classmates, of which one instance only can be noted here. Serious 
illness having incapacited the Doctor from attending his class re- 
union in 1882, he was made the recipient of the following letter : — 

16 Daniel Denison Slade* [Jan* 

Dear Dan : — 

Your classmates assembled in 7 Holworthy join in this note 
to you, to say how much we miss your presence, how sincerely we sympa- 
thize with you in your illness, how we prize your friendship and love, and 
how near to our hearts is the desire that your life may by prolonged and 
your health fully restored. 

Affectionately your classmates, 

Robert Codman, Chas. P. Curtis, Stephen G. Wheatland, 

Philip II. Sears, George S. Hale, Henry B. Wheelwright? 

T. E. Francis, Edwd. A. Wild, Saml. P. Lewis, 

F. Parkman, Henry A. Johnson, Chas. J. Capen, 

Leverett Saltonstall, J. C. Daltou, S. Hartwell. 
June 28, 1882. 

But it was at his own fireside and within the circle of his own in- 
timate friends that Dr. Slade's innate nobility and refinement of na- 
ture were revealed at their best. His warm-hearted, sensitive dis- 
position, his rare sympathy and capacity for feeling, his culture, 
love of intellectual pursuits and companionship, his intense admira- 
tion of nature in all its forms, his perfect sincerity, uprightness 
and high moral principles — these were among his most marked 
characteristics. One who stands high in University circles and was 
long and intimately associated with the Doctor, has spoken of him in 
the following words : "His simplicity, directness and moral earnest- 
ness were strikingly apparent, and his strong desire to be of service 
was one of his chief characteristics. He was just and considerate 
in his relations to others, and he had a modest estimate of his own 
powers and labors. He was faithful in labor, friendship, love and 
duty." .... Other appreciative and tender expressions are 
not wanting, and especially warm tributes to his memory were paid 
by the Bostonian and the Historical and Genealogical Societies, of 
both of which he was an active member, at meetings Held shortly af- 
ter his death. Enough, however, has already been said to recall the 
fact to our minds that the life which has recently closed was one 
of exceptional worth, full of honor and usefulness ; one such as was 
in keeping with high ideals of Christian character, and whose 
emulation cannot but be fraught with blessing. 

" His life was gentle; and the elements 

So mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up 
And say to all the world, This was a man ! " 

— Shakespeare, Julius Caesar. 

List of Principal Published Writings. 

1860. To what Affections of the Lungs does Bronchitis give Origin ? 

Boston (Boy Is ton Prize Essay). 
1801. Diphtheria; its Nature and Treatment. Btanchard and Lea, Phila- 

pelphia. (Fiske Fund Prize Essay). 

1897.] Daniel Denison Blade, 17 

1869. Major-General Daniel Denison {N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, 

Vol. xxiii., pp. 312-325, July). 
1872. The Bromfields {N E. Hist, and Gen. Register, Vol. xxv., pp. 182- 

185 ; 329-335 ; Vol. xxvi., pp. 37-43 ; 141-143). 
1873? How to kill Animals humanely (Pam. Mass. Soc. Prev. Cruelty to 

Animals, pp. 16, Boston). 
1873? Hours with Agassiz [an interesting account of a ride with Louis 

Agassiz from Worcester to Barre, contributed probably to the 

Mass. Ploughman]. 
1875. Applied Zoology. The Importance of its Study to the practical 

Agriculturist {Bull. Bussey List., Vol. i., pt. 4, pp. 286-292). 
1882. Articles on " The Old House of Deerfield " (May 29, 1882), " The 

Regicides," " The Sudbury Fight," etc., contributed to the peri- 
odical press, mostly the Newton Journal). 
1882. Biographical Sketch of Major-General Daniel Denison (Address 

delivered at the Denison Memorial, Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 20, 

1884. Speech at Dedication of the Monument to Mrs. Eunice Williams, 

near Greenfield, Mass., Aug. 12, 1884. 

1884. Twelve days in the Saddle. A Journey on Horseback in New 

England during the Autumn of 1883. By Medicus. Little, 
Brown and Co., Boston. 

1885. My Visit to General Grant. {Every Other Saturday, Vol. ii., No. 

14, July 4) 

1887. Osteological Notes. {Science, Vol. ix., Nos. 211 and 223, pp. 160, 


1888. On Certain Vacuities or Deficiencies in the Crania of Mammals. 

{Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., Vol. xiii., No. 8, pp. 241-246, plates 2.) 
1888. Notes on the Boundaries of the Four Bones comprising the Oc- 
cipital Segment of the Mammalian Cranium. {Science, Vol. xi., 
No. 274, p. 218, May 4, 1888.) 
1888. The Wild Turkey in Massachusetts. {The Auk, Vol. v., pp. 204- 
205, April.) 

1888. The Site of old Fort Massachusetts. {Mag. Amer. Hist, Vol. xx., 

pp. 281-285, October.) 

1889. Osteological Notes. {Science, Vol. xiii., No. 33, p. 488.) 

1889. The Adornment of Gardens. ( Garden and Forest, Vol. iii., p. 330, 

July 24.) 

1890. A New England Country Gentleman of the last Century. {N. E. 

Mag., N. S., Vol. ii., pp. 1-20, March.) 
1890. Osteological Notes: — Absence of the Patella in Marsupials. 

{Science, Vol. xvi., p. 51, July 25.) 
1890. Nature in Landscape Gardening. {Garden and Forest, Vol. iii., p. 

330, July 9.) 
1890. One "Abandoned Farm" less in New Hampshire. {Nation,Yo\. 

Ii., p. 189, Sept. 4.) 

1890. Osteological Notes. {Science, Vol. xvi., p. 333; xvii., p. 317; xviii., 

p. 53.) 

1891. On the Genus Chlamydophorus. {Amer. Nat., Vol. xxv., pp. 540- 

548, June.) 
1891. The Preservation of Beautiful and Historic Places. ( Garden and 
Forest, Vol. iv., p. 274, June 10.) 

18 Daniel Denison Slade. [Jan. 

1892. The Jugal Arch in the Order Insectivora. (Science, Vol. xix., 

p. 203.) 
1892. The Jugal Arch in the Order Rodentia. (Science, Vol. xx., p. 46.) 
1892. Review of Professor Flower's volume on the Horse. (Nation, 

Vol. lv., p. 16, July 7.) 
1892. Historic Moments; the first Capital Operation under the Influence 

of Ether. (Scribner's Mag., Vol. xii., pp. 518-24, October.) 
1892. The First Church at Chestnut Hill, Newton, Mass. ( Unitarian). 
1892. Edited Autobiography of Major-General Daniel Denison. (N. E. 

Hist, and Gen. Register, Vol. xlvi.. pp. 127-133, April.) 
1892. The Abandoned Farm. (Nation, Vol. lv., pp. 390-91, Nov. 24.) 

1892. A Boston Merchant of 1797 ; D. D. Rogers. (Paper read before 

the Bostonian Society.) 

1893. Osteological Notes. (Science, Vol. xxi., No. 523, p. 78.) 

1894. In the White Mountains with Francis Parkman in 1841. (New 

Eng. Mag., Vol. xi., pp. 94-99, September.) 

1895. The Significance of the Jugal Arch. (Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc, 

Vol. xxxiv., pp. 50-67, March.) 
1895. Abnormal Attachment of the Atlas to the Base of the Skull. 
Boston Med. and Surg. Journ., Vol. cxxxiii., pp. 57-62, July.) 

1895. The Evolution of Horticulture in New England. G. P. Putnam's 

Sons, N. Y. 

1896. Evolution of the Farm. (Mass. Ploughman, Vol. lv., Jan. 18.) 
1896. The Louisburg Cross. (The Bostonian, Vol. iii., No. 6, pp. 551- 

558, March.) 

Dr. Slade was also the author of a number of articles signed 
" Medicus " and contributed to the Boston Medical Journals ; of 
numerous articles on agriculture and veterinary subjects, many of 
them signed " Chestnut Hill " and contributed to the Massachusetts 
Ploughman ; of horticultural articles appearing in Garden and 
Forest ; and various writings on the subject of colonial history 
or antiquarian topics that appeared from time to time in the periodi- 
cal press. 

An account of Dr. Slade, accompanied by an excellent portrait 
taken at the age of about fifty years, will be found in The Har- 
vard Booh, Vol. i., p. 324 (1875), 

The likeness that is given with the present paper is from a pho- 
tograph at a little later period of life. A brief biographical sketch 
will also be found in " The Class of 1844, Harvard College, Fifty 
Years after Graduation," prepared by the Class Secretary, Mr. 
Edward Wheelwright. (University Press, Cambridge, 1896.) 
Extracts from this Report referring to Dr. Slade were printed in 
the Harvard Graduated Magazine, Vol. i\\, No. 16,. pp. 631-632.. 
June, 1896. 

1897.] Jefferson and Catlender. 19 



Contributed by Worthington Chauncey Ford, Esq., of Washington, D.C. 

[Continued from vol. 50, page 458.] 

Callender to Jefferson. 

Richmond, October 11, 1800. 

For some time past, I have regularly sent you, as far as they were 
printed, the Sheets of the 2d volume of The Prospect, because I flattered 
myself, that although neither the stile nor matter could be exactly conform- 
able to your ideas, or taste, yet that upon the whole, they would not be 
disagreeable. Whether I was right or wrong, or whether indeed you 
received my letters, I do not know. 

Along with this letter come two others, containing 1 set for you, and a 
second for Mr. Madison of whom to balance the absolute necessity of con- 
demning his share in the Convention business, I have spoke in the terms 
that his talents and his virtues, as well as my personal obligations to him 
do so eminently demand, in the sheet which follows this. You have still 
40 pages to receive. Most of it is set up, but various things prevent its 
being worked off. 3 of my compositors have successively fallen sick, 
which has greatly retarded the progress of the work. If I can manage the 
price of the paper, I mean to go right on with a second part, for the amuse- 
ment of reading, writing, and printing is the only thing that has kept me 
from going out of my senses, in this den of wretchednes and horror. On 
Friday last, 10 blacks were taken out and hung; and they were hardly 
gone, when 14 pirates, accused of murder &c. were brought in their places. 
I have kept my health and spirits better than any white person I have seen 
here; partly because my mind is clear, and partly because, during the warm 
weather, I went often into Mr. Rose's, for fresh air; but on this subject 
the marshall has interfered. I do not believe that the world ever saw such 
a contemptible set of scoundrels. 

I have been plucked by my subscribers, numbers of whom went off with- 
out paying me. I advertised for payment, but excepting 20 dolls from one 
in Wythe county have not got one farthing. I have advanced 14 dollars 
to one of the journeymen, who was starving, and he has been struck with 
the dead palsy. Mr. Lyon went off with about 70, or 80 dollars, I think, 
in my debt, and that is also a desperate debt. I sent by Duane's desire 
100 copies to Philadelphia, and now, from motives of envy I presume, he 
refuses to advertise them, while the whole edition here is got sold, but a 
dozen or two, at the most, so I have sent for them back again, and shall 
have to pay two freights for nothing. 

I should be much obliged to you for sending me a few lines, at first or 
second hand, merely to let me know that the packets have, or have not, 
reached you. This I fancy could be here by the return of post. I by no 
means, wish to take up time devoted to purposes so much more important, 
but just a few lines, if not improper, would be very welcome ; and if you 
were to return Mr. Rose's notice, it would please the old gentleman, who 

20 Jefferson and Callender. [Jan. 

but that he is timid has no fault upon earth ; and his daughter is perhaps the 
most generous hearted creature under heaven. 

The principal thing that vexed ine in this business was the being pre- 
vented from going up to Pennsylvania to bring down my 3 boys, and to see 
a fourth person there, of whom I can, by no letters gain an account. This 
disappointment put me, for some weeks, into an extasy of rage that no 
words can express, but time softens every thing. My boys, are here, are 
well ; and still I hope to be what I once was, one of the happiest of human 
beings ; and which I alwise would have been, if fortune had been half as 
kind as nature to 


Your most obliged &c. 

Callender to Jefferson. 

Richmond Jail, Octo. 1800 


I am afraid of being troublesome. I wrote you last week with 
some pages of the Prospect, and now inclose a few more. I expect to have 
two pieces in tomorrow's Argus and a defence of Mr. Coxe in the Exam- 
iner. Mr. Larkin Stannard of Spottsylvania was here this minute, and 
says that some of my subscribers that he got me, were shy of taking the 
books after they heard of my being in prison. It almost requires an effort 
of my credulity to believe that such wretches can exist. How Congress 
contrived to raise the fabric of a revolution upon such scaffolding is wonder- 
ful indeed. 

Certainly a people thus buried in the kennel of servility require very 
much the aid of a political apostle; and I have contemplated, for some 
time, the setting up, next summer, or autumn, a printing office in Richmond 
providing we succeed in turning out the aristocracy. By a press of my 
own, I would not only get the work much more easily, and thankfully, but 
much more cheaply done; and among such drones, I could not fail of plenty 
of business. The editorship of a newspaper, and the probable profit of a 
volume per annum would come to a thousand dollars per- annum, 500 for 
the former, the Argus or Examiner, and 500 for the latter; and upon a 
smaller sum it is not possible to exist. 2 or 300 dollars would be quite 
enough to buy a press &c. 

Callender to Jefferson. 

Richmond Jail, Oct. 27th, 1800 


Along with this comes another letter, covering some newspaper 
pieces. I beg leave to inclose the last half sheet but one of the pamphlet, 
being from 136 page to 144; and an uncorrected imperfect half sheet of 
the conclusion ; wanting the first page, which closed my hints for the con- 
duct of the Assembly in my case. A half sheet from p. 120 to 128, I have 
never yet been able to get from the printer. 

We are all in the highest spirits here, on the revolutions in Maryland 
and Rhode Island. I have the honor &c. 

1897.] Jefferson and Callender. 21 

P. S. In one end of the lower story, the blacks are singing psalms. In 
the other, a boy, who has gone crazed, is shrieking in lunacy. The sailors 
laughing, sic transit mundus. Chase has sent me a letter that he will beat 
me ; and I have advertised that, in case of an attack, I'll shoot him. The 
remainder of the piece, with preface &c, will come next week. Your 
goodness will forgive the loquacity of joy; but my heart is sick with the 
pain of gladness at the anticipation of the time, when the herd of federal 
robbers shall be hunted from their den ; when oppression shall feel the pang 
she has inflicted ; and rapine regorge a portion of her prey. A New Jer- 
sey judge in a charge, has advertised Volney &c. and me, as atheists and 
blasphemers. I cannot get one half of my MSS. printed; so that 1 am 
ashamed of the comparative ignorance displayed in this piece ; and the 
MSS. does not contain 1/ 10 of what I know. There certainly never was 
such another history as ours. Mr. Jones and Mr. Rose have acted like 
gentlemen to me. I should have 2 pieces in next Argus, one in the 
Examiner, and one in the Petersburg Republican. 

Callender to Jefferson. 

Richmond Jail, Novr. 1, 1800 


I had, some days ago, a visit from Mr. Jefferson of this place. I 
have just now got the pamphlet stitched and have sent him 3 copies for you ; 
but under the same parcel, I used the freedom, I almost fear I was in the 
wrong, of inclosing 9 for Mr. Madison, who is a subscriber, or was to the 
first part, for 15 copies, so that I hazard nothing with him in sending him 9. 
I did not know his address ; but I understand that his place is not at a con- 
siderable distance from yours. 

If health permits, I mean to begin printing the second part, of which a 
great deal has already been published in the Petersburg Republican, next 

I sent Mr. Pleasants one long piece, he did not put in, on the election- 
eering prospects of Mr. A[dams]. I have the honor &c. 

Callender to Jefferson. 

Richmond Jail, Novr. 17, 1800 

I inclose some newspapers, and shall probably use the freedom of 
sending you by this same post a part of the second part of the 2d volume 
of The Prospect. The whole is written excepting the first Chapter. I could 
not have gone to press, but for the assistance of a Subscriber, who sent me 
14 days since his 50 dollars, as mentd in my last, as I want a great deal of 
money here, I cannot get. 

I mean to collect the Defence, print 500 copies and send 200 of them to 
Mr. Leiper and Mr. Dallas. I had foresworn pamphlets, as one always 
loses by them. But in truth I feel a kind of pride at this moment, to let 
them see I can write as well here as anywhere else. 

I am just come to that ridiculous business the C — n & R — n; wherein, 
they have been so obliging as to misquote and lie monstrously. I shall 
vol. li. 3 

22 Jefferson and Gallender. [Jan^ 

therefore make short work with them, and hasten to Hamilton's glorious? 

Begging your pardon, Sir, for this intrusion I have the honor to be &c. 

P. S. I mentioned Mr. Davis & his Virginia Gazette, by way of anti- 
cipating one reason for a Republican administration dismissing him; his at- 
tacks, or those of his writers upon the Republicans. But there is another 
reason, which could not so well be brought above board ; the possibility of 
intercepting our newspapers, which gives those who use it so decided an 
advantage ; an advantage sometimes taken.* 

Gallender to Jefferson. 

Richmond Jail, Jan. 5tb, 1801 


An uncommon alarm has been spread here that Congress were to- 
annul the Presidential election. I had sent the Examiner a piece on that 
business, when upon the arrival of this news, I was advised to withdraw it r 
until I should see if it was true. 

My answer was : " It is a part of my constitution, it is interwoven with 
my intellectual existence that the greater opposition is, I become the more 
determined to strike it in the face ; and I shall let the world see that if I 
were to stay here for thirty years, I shall not be moved by one hair's 
breadth from the prosecution of my purpose." And so I sent up a post- 
script. The whole is five columns. Excuse the freedom of this letter. 

Wishing you many happy returns of the season, I have the honor, &c. 

Gallender to Jefferson. 

Richmond Jail, Jan. 9th, 1801 

I hope you will pardon my having sent you revises, instead of clean 
sheets of the thing now printing, a freedom inexcusable in any circum- 
stances but mine. I cannot get my printer to work, although lam actually 
paying him ready money, as he goes on. So that the whole sale of the 
season will be lost, by the delay of revising the sheets!- I mention this y 
Sir, that you may not think me addicted to freedoms I would not assume, 
I am, sir. &c. 

Gallender to Madison. 

Richmond Jail, Jany. 23, 1801 

I take the freedom of sending you a newspaper ; and by next post r 
which will not be till Monday, I shall send you a copy, all but the first 
sheet of the conclusion of my Prospect. This trifle should have been done 
long since ; but I find difficulties in getting the printer to move. 

I should have had not less than seven columns, this week, in the Argus 
and Examiner. But I have been curtailed to less than two. The rest 
will appear, God knows when. I beg, sir, that it may, for the sake of jus- 
tice be understood that I have never been able to find room for one 
fourth part of the original matter I wanted to put into the newspapers of 

* The Preface to the second volume of " The Prospect before Us " is dated " Richmond 
Jail, Nov. 4th, 1800." 

1897.] Jefferson and Callender. 23 

Richmond, though the editors are very willing to oblige me ; s© I am once 
more going to send down to the Petersburg Republican eight or ten col- 
umns of peccant matter, that, if retained longer, might produce an intellec- 
tual suppuration. 

I wish to be freed from this cramped stile of publication ; and, for that 
purpose, I mentioned some time ago to General Mason a berth which I 
want to apply for to the new President. The income is no great affair, as 
it would cot be more than 7 or 8 hundred dollars per annum, after clear- 
ing expenses ; but it would give me the decisive command of several news- 
papers, besides other accommodations in the printing line. I have never 
mentioned a syllable of the scheme to any mortal, but the General; and 
I think it unnecessary to tease you with a repetition of the particulars: 
You can, when convenient, get them from himself. It is needless to say 
I place unlimited confidence both in the sincerity of your good wishes for 
me, and in the correctness of your judgment, which, for reasons that I have 
not adverted to, may probably differ from mine. The Governor's [Monroe] 
brother has been twice here, with one of those kind open manly Virginian 
faces, that I have almost never seen in any other state of America; foreign- 
ers, perhaps, excepted. I am, sir, &c. 

P. S. Since writing the above, I have just got the sheets of my pamph- 
let. They came by this post. 

{Jallender to Jefferson. 

Richmond Jail, Feby. 23rd, 1801. 

I am to get out of this place in ten days, upon m} 7 having paid a fine 
of two hundred dollars. The money is ready ; but if I am to pay it, I shall 
be so much reduced in my finances, as hardly to be able to go to Phila- 
delphia. Mr. Jones has advised me to state the matter to you, with 
reference to a remission. I thought it my duty to do so ; and under 
the supposition of that, I shall wait here for a few days for the expiration 
of the term. Indeed there is nobody here to whom I can pay the cash, 
or who can tell me in what manner the security is to be given, as 
Marshall, the man who should take it, has gone up to the federal city. 

I should not have been so bare of money, but that I paid for the print 
and paper of the two pamphlets you have seen ; and could not get the last 
of them ready till the assembly broke up; so that for the present they must 
remain almost entirely upon my hand. I printed them in the genuine 
spirit of contradiction, as I may perhaps never have another opportunity 
of letting the world see how I can write in jail. If I am to hear upon the 
subject of remission, you will perceive the expediency of its being done 
as early as possible. 

We had a very pretty illumination upon the news of Republicans having 
finally landed on Terra firrna. There has been a prodigious change in 
the minds of the people within the past twelve months, and even always 
increasing. The burning of the war office and treasury, and the attempt 
to disappoint the ehoice of the people has disgusted many of their best 
friends. The singular accuracy of my prediction, as to the second fire 
produced such a roar of laughter, and such a pang of indignatiou in Rich- 
mond, as I would not have lost the satisfaction of for an hundred dollars. 
I would not, for the price of an estate, be divested of the self-congratula- 

24 Jefferson and Callender. [Jan. 

tion that I feel, in being able to go straightly through this great national 
crisis, without having to look back upon one moment of trimming, or 
flinching. I would have begun to write, as soon as I came in ; but the 
newspapers were so crammed with stuff about my trial, that I thought it 

I expect that, in Tuesday's Examiner, you will see three columns of 
mine crowded with new facts, as well as a defence of your letter of Septr. 
4th, with a very outre postscript to his excellency, Mr. Adams. This 
relates to his letter to John Marshall, about the hanging f tories. I al- 
ways say, with Job, Oh that mine adversary would write a book! I have 
got John into a corner, from which he shall not escape, without irredeemable 
disgrace. I sent Mr. Adams and you, each a copy of the Petersburg Re- 
publican containing his character in five columns. It is probable, sir, that 
many of the newspapers, from various presses, which I have sent you, were 
destroyed by the Post office criminals ; for surely, a more detestable sink of in- 
famy never did exist, than a.federal'Po&t office. I speak with some exceptions. 
They have stopped several letters of mine ; and have by that means, put me 
to the most racking inconvenience and to uneasiness, about my children. 

I had been called out in the middle of writing a sentence and the length 
of the letter warns me of stopping. I cannot express how much I have 
been indebted to the kindness of Rose and his little family of friendship. 
I am, Sir. 

P. S. David M. Randolph's windows were not illuminated and his lady 
quarrelled with one of her neighbors for doing so. 

Callender to Jefferson. 

Richmond 12th, April, 1801 

I address this letter to you, by the advice of Mr. Edmund Ran- 
dolph. It had been understood that my fine of two hundred dollars was to 
be remitted. The late marshall refused to return the money. It would be 
unnecessary to repeat the particulars of his refusal ; because they were 
communicated some weeks ago, to Mr. Lincoln ; and-because Mr. Randolph 
has undertaken to explain them to you. I should not have intruded upon 
you with this application, if I had not lost all reasonable hopes of an 
answer from the Secretary. I was the more hurt by this disappointment 
because I had wrote to Mr. Leiper that I would positively send him this 
money, and because my friends at Philadelphia have contrived to produce 
a coolness on his part. It would have been fortunate for me, if I had still 
remained in jail as from the change of air I have never had a day's health 
since I came out of it. Some monies had been collected to assist me, and 
the greater part of it has been intercepted ! The Governor [Monroe] has 
engaged to assist me, in discharging my account of boarding with Mr. 
Rose, although he could hardly believe but what it had been discharged by 
a Democratical collection. During the two years that I have been in 
Richmond, I was paid ten dollars per week as an editor for four months 
and a half; for a half of the rest of that time, I received victuals; and for 
what I did in the next nine months I neither received, nor do I ever expect to 
receive a single farthing. I mention these particulars as this is probably 
the close of my correspondence with you, that you may not suppose 

1897.] Jefferson and Callender. 25 

that I, at least, have gained anything by the victories of Republicanism. 
Governor Monroe knows much more which I would be ashamed to put 
upon paper of the unexampled treatment which I have received from the 
party. This was because I had gone farther to serve them than some 
dastards durst go to serve themselves ; and they wished, under all sorts of 
bad usage, to bury the memory of offensive obligations. By the cause, I 
have lost five years of labor ; gained five thousand personal enemies ; got 
my name inserted in five hundred libels, and have ultimately got some- 
thing very like a quarrel with the only friend I had in Pennsylvania. In 
a word, I have been equally calumniated, pillaged, and betrayed by all 
parties. I have only the consolation of reflecting that I had acted from 
principle, and that with a few individual exceptions, I have never affected to 
trust either the one or the other. 

I hope, sir, that you will forgive the length and the stile of this letter ; 
and with great respect, I have the honor to be, sir your most obliged hum- 
ble servant. 

P. S. For some weeks past, the state of my nerves does not permit of 
my writing in my own hand. 

Smith to Callender. 

Washington, April 15, 1801 


I unhesitatingly admit your claim to all the information I possess in 
relation to your case. The statement I made was reed from the Depart- 
ment of State. I recollect to have inquired how far the remission ex- 
tended, and received for answer that it applied only to a small period of 
term of confinement. Nothing was said in respect to the fine imposed. 

I am your obedient servant, 

Sam H. Smith 

(On the same sheet in Callender's writing). 

From the contents of the above letter, it would appear that some person 
in the said Department must be disordered in his mind. There was never 
a remission at all ; and if there had been one, it could not have referred 
to imprisonment, which had expired. — J. T. C. 

P. S. Perhaps it was Mr. Wagner, who, at an early period, had made 
himself extremely busy with my name. He circulated a report that I had 
behaved villainously in Scotland. Mr. F. Muhlenburg, sent for me, and 
told me the particulars, and gave Wagner as his author. I had luckily 
preserved some Scots letters, which explained the manner in which I 
parted with Gardenstone, the matter referred to. I did not, until some 
years after, know the original author of the story. It was one John Millar, 
whose lady, a daughter of Dr. Cullem, took this dirty method of reveng- 
ing an attack which I had, 15 years before, made upon the quack synopsis 
of her father, when I was attending a medical class. 

The bad health of my family prevented me, at the time, from waiting 
upon Wagner, to whom I am personally a stranger ; and Miller who is 
long ago stiff, was always exceedingly smooth to my face. 

[To be continued.] 

26 The Government of Harvard College. [Jan. 



By Hon. William A. Richardson, LL.D., Chief Justice of the Court of Claims, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

The governing power of Harvard College, differing from that 
of any other institution of learning in this country, is divided be- 
tween two boards of distinct organization and of unlike authority, 
each perpetuated in its membership by different methods of selec- 

It was not so at the beginning. In the course of two hundred 
and sixty years several changes have taken place, each growing 
out of the necessities of the case, the circumstances of the times, or 
public sentiment. 

The foundation of the college is officially recognized to date from 
September 8, 1636, the time of assembling of the "General Court" 
of Massachusetts, by which it was agreed to give four hundred 
pounds towards a school or college, etc. For six years the college 
went on without a charter, although it had a President and Treas- 
urer from 1640. 

In 1642, the year of graduation of the first class, the General 
Court passed an Act establishing " The Overseers of Harvard Col- 

This act provided that " the Governor and Deputy Governor, for 
the time being, and all the magistrates of this jurisdiction, together 
with the teaching elders of the six next adjoining towns, — viz. 
Cambridge, Watertown, Charlestown, Boston, Roxbury and Dor- 
chester — and the President of the said college, for the time being, 
shall, from time to time have full power and authority to make and 
establish all such orders, statutes and constitutions as they shall 
see necessary for the instituting, guiding and furthering of the said 

That the Overseers thus constituted were not adapted to the effi- 
cient management of the affairs of the college is evident from the 
fact that in 1650 the General Court created a Corporation and 
enacted the "Charter of the President and Fellows of Harvard 

It was constituted of seven persons, to wit : a President, Hve 
Fellows, and a Treasurer or Bursar, named in the act "All of them 
being inhabitants of the Bay," and to be the first seven persons of 
which the Corporation was to consist. They were to have perpetual 
succession, by electing, with the consent of the Overseers, persons 
to take the places of those who died or were removed. 

1897.] The Government of Harvard College. 27 

To this board were transferred the property, real and personal, 
and all the powers previously vested in the Overseers, subject gen- 
erally to the supervision and consent or approval of the latter. 
Attempts were made by the General Court in 1692, 1697 and 
1700, to change the constitution of the Corporation, but the acts 
were either not approved by the king or were not assented to by 
the college, and were never recognized as in force. 

The constitution of Massachusetts, adopted in 1780, ratified and 
confirmed all the powers, authorities, rights, liberties, privileges, 
immunities and franchises of the M President and Fellows of Harvard 
College in their corporate capacity ; " and as to the Overseers, it 
made this provision : — 

" And whereas, by an Act of the General Court of the Colony of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, passed in the year one thousand six hundred and forty-two, 
the Governor and Deputy-Governor for the time heing, and all the magis- 
trates of that jurisdiction, were with the President, and a number of the 
clergy in the said act described, constituted the Overseers of Harvard Col- 
lege; and it being necessary, in this new constitution of government, to 
ascertain who shall be deemed successors to the said Governor, Deputy- 
Governor, and magistrates, — It is declared that the Governor, Lieutenant 
Governor, Council, and Senate of this Commonwealth are and shall be 
deemed their successors ; who with the President of Harvard College for 
the time being, together with the ministers of the Congregational churches 
in the towns of Cambridge, Watertown, Charlestown, Boston, Roxbury, 
and Dorchester, mentioned in the said Act; shall be, and hereby are vested 
with all the powers and authority belonging or in any way appertaining to 
the Overseers of Harvard College." 

Until 1810, in accordance with the prevailing sentiment of those 
puritanical times, the teaching elders, or ministers of Congregational 
churches, with some few officials from the political branch of the 
Government, constituted the Overseers, and generally with the Cor- 
poration had entire control of the affairs of the college. 

In that year the General Court made a radical change in the 
organization. It divided the members of the Board into two classes, 
:r fifteen ministers of Congregational churches and fifteen laymen, 
all inhabitants within the state," to be selected by the board in per- 
petual succession. All ministers of Congregational churches who 
were then members were to remain so long as they continued such 
ministers and no longer. 

This was the first introduction of laymen into the Board, except 
the ex-officio members from certain officers of the state govern- 

In 1814, the members of the Senate were restored to the Board 
where they had seats under the constitution of 1780, but were omitted 
in the Act of 1810. As few of them were clergymen this made a 
majority of the Overseers laymen. 

28 The Government of Harvard College. [Jan. 

In 1834, when the Puritan prejudice against other forms of church 
government than congregational had been somewhat outgrown or 
greatly modified, the General Court passed an Act permitting the 
Board, when a vacancy existed in the clerical part of the Overseers, 
to " elect any stated minister of the Church of Christ, ordained 
agreeably to the usages of the order to which they belong." 

Much prejudice had grown up among the Calvinists throughout 
the state and even beyond the state, against the college on account 
of its alleged sectarianism, founded wholly on the fact that all the 
members of the corporation and most of the elective Overseers were 
Unitarians, with power of perpetual succession. 

In 1845, this led to a movement in the Board of Overseers, crit- 
icising the management of the college ostensibly for the purpose of 
introducing some improvements, but in reality with the view, as 
President Quincy stated it, of " getting one sect of Christians out 
and another sect in " under the guise of having the college unsec- 
tarian, and with the ultimate object of converting it into a strictly 
sectarian institution like other colleges of that day. 

Mr. Quincy made a vigorous, spirited and able argument before 
the Overseers against the whole scheme, pointing out the errors on 
which it was founded, and showing that the college as conducted 
was in fact unsectarian under its then existing management, much 
more so than it probably would be under a government differently 
organized in any manner contemplated. 

Mr. Quincy's speech was published in pamphlet form by Little, 
Brown & Co., and is an interesting contribution to the history of 
the college. 

In the Board of Overseers nothing came of this movement beyond 
the minority report of a committee and the discussion thereon. 

The controversy did not cease however, but was transferred to the 
General Court, where it took a political turn. A political party in 
a minority, struggling to oust the majority and to bring itself into 
power, will always naturally join, coalesce or "fuse' 1 with any 
faction of their adversaries, who have a side issue upon which they 
may help to dislodge, disrupt or disturb the party in power. So it 
was in this case. Those who were prejudiced against the college 
on sectarian grounds were joined by the political minority and 
together they made an attack on the "President and Fellows of 
Harvard College." 

That was the vital point of power because they are The Corpora- 
tion, and were exclusively so in colonial and provincial days when 
no other corporation existed. They take the initiative in all affairs of 
the college even to the election of their own members in case of vacan- 
cies, subject only to the "consent" of the Overseers whose powers 
do not extend beyond making recommendations to the corporation. 
Such is and has been since 1650 the division of the governing 
powers in the organization of the college, applicable alike to all 

1897.] The Government of Harvard College, 29 


branches and schools of the University as well as to the college 

After consideration in one form and another during several ses- 
sions of the legislature, a bill was reported from a committee in 
1850, that the Corporation should consist of a President and a 
Treasurer and thirteen Fellows to be chosen by the legislature in 
classes, each class for a term of years. No reference was made to 
the Board of Overseers. The bill, however, was never passed. 

In 1851, a joint select committee on so much of the address 
of the Governor as related to Harvard College, took up the subject 
anew and reported a bill " to change the organization of the Board 
of Overseers of the University at Cambridge." This bill provided 
that the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, President of the Senate, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives and Secretary of the 
Board of Education and the President and Treasurer of the Col- 
lege should be ex-officio members ; and that the thirty elective mem- 
bers should be divided into six classes which should go out of office 
one each year "in rotation," its place being supplied by ballot of the 
Senators and Representatives. This was so amended as to go into 
force when the Overseers and Corporation assented to the same, 
and as amended was passed. It was at once assented to and became 
a law. The Corporation remained as it was before. 

The college has always strenuously opposed any alteration of its 
organization without its consent and has successfully resisted every 
such attempt by the General Court before and since the constitution 
of 1780. This law was a happy compromise between contending 
parties and was brought about through the conciliatory and judicious 
counsel of Gov. Boutwell and others. 

The material changes effected were : — the transfer of the choice 
of all the Overseers from their own Board to the legislature and the 
alteration of their term of office from life tenure to six years, so 
that every year five were to be retired and five newly elected were 
to take their places without distinction between clerical and lay 
members. It was thought as the Committee suggested, that these 
changes would " impart to the Board greater efficiency, vigor, con- 
tinuity, constancy and popularity of action, and to make of it a 
more true and complete representation of the opinions, and especially 
of the public will of the Commonwealth, and thus to produce all 
desirable modifications in the administration of the college, without 
conflicting, in the least degree, with the principles which have 
induced the Committee not to recommend any change in the form 
or the elements of the Corporation." 

The immediate effect of the Act was to quiet controversy which 
had existed many years and to prevent any further public discussion 
in the legislature, of the government of the college, either sectarian 
or political ; and in this much good was accomplished. It also 
made more easy the great and most important change which took 
place fourteen years later. 

30 The Government of Harvard College. [Jan. 


The election of Overseers by the legislature did not meet the 
expectation of the promoters of the measure. In practical opera- 
tion unexpected difficulties and methods were presented, as is often 
the case with untried experiments which appear well in theory but 
which in practice develop serious evils. 

The members of the legislature were chosen on general political 
or local issues, and the election to the Board of Overseers of Harvard 
College was not among them, and was not discussed during a canvass. 

On coining together they suddenly found themselves called upon, 
in most cases without previous knowledge or thought, to vote for 
members of that Board. 

There were no public nominations and no public discussions of 
the qualifications of any particular persons. Each member might 
vote for any citizen of the Commonwealth for whatever reason he 
saw fit. Political, sectarian, personal, or other considerations than 
the best interest of the college or the qualifications of the candidates, 
frequently determined each voter's choice. The election was always 
a hap-hazard affair. Sometimes combinations were made which, 
were unbecoming and tended to bring the whole system into dis- 
repute. The result was often erratic. Persons sometimes were 
elected who by reason of their connection with other apparently rival 
institutions, were not friendly to the college or were positively hos- 
tile to its success. Occasionally a prominent man was elected who 
rarely attended the meetings and who took so little interest in the 
position and its duties as not to know when his term of office 
expired. I well remember on one occasion, when I was an Over- 
seer, a distinguished gentleman who had been elected long before, 
as he supposed for life, took his seat at a meeting more than a year 
after he had gone out of office. 

Friends of the college in and out of the legislature, looking about 
for a constituency more appropriate, more interested, and better 
informed on the subject, conceived the idea, suggested by the fact 
that some members of the House of Commons of Great Britain are 
elected by graduates of Universities, that the graduates of Harvard 
would constitute the most fully equipped, most thoroughly interested 
and least objectionable constituency for electing its Overseers. 

A bill embodying that plan was introduced in the legislature and, 
although meeting with no active opposition, for want of time, the 
pressure of important business or other causes, it did not become a 
law. But the plan was not abandoned. 

Meanwhile, the feeling which had long existed among partizans 
of other colleges increased, that Harvard had an advantage from 
the prestige of its connection with the State which no other college 
enjoyed, and a separation was earnestly desired. 

In 1865, two alumni of the college were elected to the Senate, 
Francis E. Parker (class of 1841), and Darwin E. Ware (class 
of 1852), who took up the matter with energy and earnestness. 

1897.] The Government of Harvard College. 31 

A bill was introduced embodying both plans ; the entire separa- 
tion of the college from the state, and the election of all Overseers, 
except the President and Treasurer, by the graduates. To these 
two graduates, members of the Senate of 1865, especially to the 
latter who drew the bill and had special charge of it, is due the 
merit of bringing about the most beneficial change that has been 
enacted, during the present century at least. Their bill became a 
law and is the Act of 1865, under which the college government is 
now conducted. 

It omits from the Board of Overseers officers of the state govern- 
ment who were ex-ojjicio members and transfers the election of 
all members, except the President and Treasurer of the college who 
remain the only ex-officio members, to the graduates of the college 
[of five years' standing] and to holders of honorary degrees 
1 Voting on Commencement Day in the city of Cambridge." 

This legislation has been a decided and gratifying success. The 
college now, being free from political and religious sectarian con- 
trol, is conducted as a private corporation and gives no cause for 
public controversy. 

The graduates who before had no more connection with the gov- 
ernment of the college, after taking their degrees, than with any 
other institution, are now closely identified with it through life and 
have some responsibility for its management, which they feel and 

The present manner of nomination and election is the best that 
could be adopted for securing the most competent, efficient and 
practical Overseers. 

The electors are a body of liberally educated and intelligent men, 
of mature age, for no graduate can vote until he has been out of the 
college five years, and they have some knowledge of the condition 
of the University. Naturally they give the preference to graduates 
and benefactors of the University, among whom are found a great 
number of able and substantial men. Nominations are made with 
care and deliberation in order to concentrate the minds of the elect- 
ors on a limited number of candidates, and thus avoid desultory 
action and scattering votes. This is done through the Alumni 
Association of its own motion. 

A committee is appointed to suggest names for nomination equal 
to three times the number of vacancies to be filled, in addition to 
the out-going Overseers, eligible for re-election, and to send to each 
elector the list so selected with brief statement of the residence, 
occupation, public record and previous terms of office of the persons 
named, with such other information as they deem appropriate. With 
this list is also sent a ballot to be filled out and returned by the 
elector, who marks the names he selects for nomination to the num- 
ber of twice as many as are to be elected. On return of all the 
ballots, the committee takes the names of the persons having plural- 

32 The Government of Harvard College, [Jan. 

ity to the extent of twice the number to be elected, and they are 
the nominees, whose names are printed on an official ballot to be 
used on Commencement Day, when the election is conducted on the 
Australian plan. 

A more fair and deliberate method of election can hardly be con- 
ceived, in striking contrast to the hap-hazard way in which Over- 
seers were chosen by the legislature. 

It has been observed that the Overseers thus elected are more 
conservative than their predecessors in adopting changes in relation 
to the internal affairs of the University. 

This is easily accounted for by the fact, that from near the com- 
mencement of the present method of election, there has been at the head 
of the Corporation and the College, a President who is alive to all 
changes suggested by modern thought in the management of educa- 
tional institutions. He is wise and practical in the adoption and 
introduction into the University of such as are deemed best, and 
there is nothing left for the Overseers to do except to be conserva- 

Thus are stated and reviewed all the changes made in the govern- 
ment of the college, with the important circumstances under which 
they were adopted and the general effect of each ; omitting a mass 
of immaterial minutiae which would have enlarged but not improved 
my article for the general reader. 

Note. The late Chief Justice Richardson wrote to the editor of the Regis- 
ter while the index of the last volume was in preparation that he had nearly 
completed " a short article on ' The Government of Harvard College,' showing 
its organization, the changes which have taken place, the reasons for the same 
and their general effect. The length of the article," he wrote, "is entirely out 
of proportion to the time I have devoted to it. To condense a mass of matter 
which I have had to examine, into a short readable article on the salient points 
of the subject has cost me much trouble and research." 

The article when completed was received by the editor, an'd is here printed. 
Iu a note accompanying it Judge Richardson wrote: " I am the last survivor 
of those who were members of the Board of Overseers by election of both the 
Legislature and the graduates of the college. Of those who were members in 
1863, when I was first elected, there are but two others still living." 

A proof of the article was sent to Judge Richardson on the 10th of October 
last. " It arrived a few clays before his death," writes his son-in-law, Dr. A. 
F. Magruder, " was seen by him at the time, but he was too ill to correct proof." 

William Adams Richardson, LL.D., the author of this article, was the second 
son of Hon. Daniel and Mary (Adams) Richardson of Tyngsboro', Mass., 
where he was born Nov. 2, 1821. He was prepared for college at Groton now 
Lawrence Academy, and at the time of his death was the senior trustee of that 
institution. He was graduated at Harvard College in 1843, and in 1846 at the 
Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the Suffolk bar July 8, 1848, and 
began the practice of the law in Lowell, Mass., in partnership with his elder 
brother Daniel S. Richardson. From 1850 to 1859 he was associated with Judge 
Joel Parker in the revision of the General Statutes of Massachusetts enacted in 
1860. He was appointed Judge of Probate for Middlesex County in 1856, and 
held this office till 1858, when a Court of Probate and Insolvency was established 
and he was appointed the Judge for Middlesex County. In April, 1869, he was 
appointed Judge of the Superior Court, but declined the honor, as he had been 
appointed Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury. In 1871 he was 

1897.] Miller, Cook, Clark and others. 33 

sent abroad to negotiate the new government loan, and was very successful. 
In 1873 he was appointed Secretary of the Treasury, and resigned the office in 
June, 1874, to accept a seat on the bench of the Court of Claims, of which 
court he was appointed chief justice in 1885. This office he held at his death, 
Oct. 19, 1896. He rendered important service by his labors on the revision of 
the Statutes both of Massachusetts and the United States. In the reorganiza- 
tion of the Massachusetts Courts of Probate (see Register, vol. 49, page 69), 
the principal details were his work. He received the degree of LL.D. from 
Dartmouth College and from three' other colleges. 

A list of his chief publications is printed in Appleton's Cyclopaedia of Amer- 
ican Biography, vol. 5, page 244. He has been a valued contributor to the Reg- 
ister. He was an honorary member of this society at his death, and was hon- 
orary vice-president for the District of Columbia from 1873 to 1889. A memoir 
with portrait will appear in a future number of this work. — J. W. D. 


Communicated by William R. Cutter, Esq., Librarian of the Public Library, Woburn, 


From an old book, entitled " Annotations upon [various books 
of the Bible], by Henry Ains worth, London, 1626," folio, in the 
present care of the Woburn Public Library, the following records 
are copied : 

N. B. — The supplying of a few figures in brackets will help in 
making the different connections. 

[1.] "John Miller the sone of Mr. John Miller* minister was Borne in 
old England in March: 1631 : 2: 

" Margaret Winslow: daughtuer of Mr: Josiah Winslow of Marshffeeld 
was Borne in July : 1 6 th : in the year 1 640 : 

"John Miller and Margreat Winslow above named: weare Maryied at 
Marshfeeld by Majour Josiah Winslow upon the: 24: of desember in the 
year of our Lord 1659 : " 

Then follows in similar phraseology the names and births of their 

children : 

[2] "Lidea Miller Borne in Yarmouth" .... May 18, 1661. 

[3] " Kebeckah Miller " Nov. 7, 1663. 

[4] "Hannah Miller" April 19, 1666. 

[5] " Margreat Miller " April 19, 1668. 

[6] " Mehetabell Miller " May 14, 1670. 

"John Miller" Feb. 20, 1672-3. 

"Margery Miller" March 2, 1674-5. 

"Susanah Miller" July 26, 1677. 

[7] "Josiah Miller" Oct. 27, 1679. 

[8] "John Miller" Oct. 16, 1681. 

[8] " John Miller and Thankfull Howse was married January the : 23 : 
1706-7 By Col John Thacher in Yarm." 

"June 20 tb : day: of 1695 Yarmouth 

* See Savage for career of John Miller, minister, father of John [1] in text. It is sin- 
gular that in Woburn where the book now rests, in 1641 the minister, John Miller, should 
have had a call to Woburn. — See Sewall's Woburn, page 18. 

See also Green's " Historical Sketch of Groton " (pages 68, 69) ; and Groton Historical 
Series, iv., 186. 

VOL. LI. 4 

34 Jabez Hatch, Ancestry and Descendants, [Jan. 

[2.] "Jacob Cook and Lida Miller was married upon the 29th of 
Desember 1681 by Major Bradford at Plymouth." 

Then follow the births of their children: William, Oct. 5, 1683; Lida, 
May 18, 1685; Rebecca, Nov. 19, 1688; Jacob, June 18, 1691; Margaret, 
Nov. 3, 1695; Josiah, May 14, 1699. 

[3.]. "Thomas Clark and Rebeckah Miller was mared the 15th of 
ffebuary 1681 in Yarmouth by Justes [Justice] Lathrop." 

Then follows the births of their children: Susanna, Feb. 21, 1683-4; 
Thomas, Dec. 25, 1685. 

[4.] "Joseph Hall and Hannah Miller was marrid upon the 12: of 
ffebuary 1689 by Capt. Thacher in Yarmouth." 

Then follows the births of their children: Hannah, Feb. 20, 1690; 
Presila, March 28, 1692; Margery, Feb. 24, 1694-5. 

[7.] In a different hand: "Josiah Miller died* April 15th, 1729. 
Mary Millerf died at Pembroke, February 15, 17724 Mary Mayo was 
born May, 1711. Joshua [illegible] born Sept y e 13th, 1712.*" 

[5.] "John Hall and Margreat Miller was marreid upon the: 30: of 
Aprill 1694 by Justis Thacher in Yarmouth." 

Their children were born thus: Mehitable, March 19,1694-5; Sarah, 
March 18, 1696-97. 

[6] "Joseph Crosbey and Mehetabell Miller was married upon the 16: 
febaury 1693: by: Justis Thacher in Yarmouth." 

Their children were born thus : Theophilus, born in Eastham, the last 
of December, 1693; Joseph, June 20, 1695; Mehitable, March 20, 1696. 

Note. — To trace the ownership of the book, the following may be helpful : 
"Thomas Smith's, given him by Aunt Thankful Miller, September, 1739." 
[Opposite title page to Exodus], see [8]. "John Miller, his Book." [Oppo- 
site title page to Deuteronomy.] " Margrat Hall." [On title page for Psalms]. 



By Allen H. Bent, of Boston, member of the New-England Historic Genealogical 


1. William 1 Hatch,§ the first of the name in America, and one of the 
earliest settlers of Scituate, Mass., was a native of Sandwich, County of 
Kent, England, from which place he emigrated to New England before 
1633. In the course of a year or two he went back to England for his 
family, and returned in March, 1635, in the ship " Hercules " with his 
wife Jane, five children and six servants. He was a merchant of ability, 
and first ruling elder of Scituate's second church, which was founded in 

* At Yarmouth, repeated record , 
t His wife, repeated record. 

t Aged 94 years, wanting a few days, repeated record. 

§ What is here given of the first three generations is mainly from Perley Derby's " The 
Descendants of William Hatch, of Scituate, Mass.," printed in Salem, Mass., in '1874 (pp. 


1897.] Jabez Hatch, Ancestry and Descendants. 35 

1644. He was also a lieutenant of militia. He died in Scituate Nov. 6, 
1651. William had a brother, Thomas Hatch, who was in Dorchester in 
1634, but soou afterward moved to Scituate, where he died about 1646, 
leaving five children: Jonathan, William, Thomas, Alice and Hannah. 
Children of William and Jane, all born in England: 

i. Jane, 2 m. John Lovell. 

ii. Anne, m. 1643, Lieut. James Torrey. 

2. iii. Walter. 

iv. Hannah, m. 1648, Samuel Utley. 

v. William, d. in Virginia about 1646. He m. Abigail Hewes, and 

had one child, Phebe. 
vi. Jeremiah, d. in 1713; m. 1657, Mary Hewes, and had fourteen 

2. Walter 2 Hatch ( William 1 ), shipwright, was born in England about 
1625, and died in Scituate, Mass. in March, 1701. He married, first, 
May 6, 1650, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Holbrook, of Wey- 
mouth, and second, at Marshfield, Aug. 5, 1674, Mary (the 

name is obliterated on the records). No issue by the second wife. 
Children of Walter and Elizabeth, all born in Scituate: 

i. Hannah, 3 b. March 13, 1651. 

3. ii. Samuel, b. Dec. 22, 1653. 
iii. Jane, b. March 7, 1656. 

iv. Antipas, b. Oct. 26, 1658; d. unm. Dec. 7, 1705. 
v. Bethia, b. March 31, 1661; m. 1683, Michael Ford, 
vi. John, b. July 8, 1664; d. about August, 1737. 
vii. Israel, b. March 25, 1667; d. about October, 1740. 
viii. Joseph, b. Dec. 9, 1669. 

S. Samuel' Hatch (Walter, 7 William*), farmer and shipwright, died in 
June, 1735, in Scituate, aged 81. Name of wife not known. 
Children, all born in Scituate : 

i. Samuel, 4 b. Nov. 10, 1678 ; lived until 1767. 

4. ii. Josiah, b. May 30, 1680 ; d. at Rochester, Mass. 
iii. Hannah, b. Feb. 17, 1682; m. a Tincom. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. April 6, 1684; m. Abigail Tower, and d. in 1724. 

v. Isaac, b. Dec. 20, 1687 ; d. in November, 1759, in Pembroke, Mass. 
Among his seven children were : Isaac, 5 Jr. (1717-1799), who 
had a son Jabez, b. Dec. 20, 1758, who was probably the Jabez 
Hatch in Capt. Isaiah Stetson's Co. of Pembroke in 1778, and 
Seth Hatch (1728-1799) who was probably the Capt. Seth 
Hatch that ran the blockade at Quebec in 1759, and supplied 
Gen. Wolf with provisions. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. June 16, 1690; m. a Bonney. 

vii. Elisha, b. Nov. 7, 1692 ; had five children, b. in Rochester. 

viii. Ezekiel, b. May 14, 1695; had six children, b. in Rochester. 

ix. Desire, b. Sept. 25, 1698; m. 1731, Joseph Lovell. 

4. Josiah 4 Hatch (Samuel? Walter? William 1 ) was born in Scituate, 
May 30, 1680, and died in Rochester, Mass., Jan. 12, 1715, aged 

34. He married Desire •. 

Children, all born in Scituate: 

i. Desire, 5 b. Feb. 3, 1703. 

ii. Edmund, b. July 10, 1705 ; had by his wife Reliance a son, Jabez? 

b. Aug. 30, 1728. 
iii. Zeruiah, b. Sept. 10, 1707. 

5. iv. Jabez, b. May 21, 1709. 

v. Ebenezer, b. March 8, 1711. 

36 Jabez Hatch, Ancestry and Descendants. [Jan. 

5. Jabez 6 Hatch (Josiak,* Samuel, 3 Walter, 2 William 1 ) was born in 

Rochester, Mass., May 21, 1709, and died in Boston in April, 1763. 
He was buried April 21 in Trinity Church, of which Society he was 
one of the earliest members. His name first appears in the records 
of Boston and Suffolk County in 1740. He bought land in various 
lots at the corner of Sea Street (now Federal Street) and Essex 
Street, and was a wharfinger. His estate included wharves on two 
sides, and was known as Windmill Point, and later as Wheeler's 
Point. At the town meeting, April 8, 1740, he was chosen con- 
stable, but was excused. He left a will, dated Feb. 17, 1763. He 
married at Barnstable, Feb. 8, 1730, Mary Crocker, born at Barn- 
stable, Aug. 12, 1714, daughter of William and Mary Crocker. She 
was buried in Trinity Church, Boston, Nov. 11, 1785. 

Children, iv. to xv. born in Boston (no record of the birth of the 
others) : 

i. Desire,* d. in Boston, in December, 1741. 

ii. Sarah, b. about 1734; d. in Boston, unm., July 24, 1771, ae. 37. 
6. iii. Jabez, b. about 1738. 
iv. Harris, b. Oct. 20, 1740. 
v. Mary, b. Oct. 15, 1742; m. April 23, 1761, Eleazer Weld, of 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 15, 1744; probably d. young, 
vii. Desire, b. Aug. 25, 1745; m. a Brigham. 
viii. Haws, bap. Feb. 15, 1747; m. March 8, 1776, Elizabeth Leehr, 

and moved to New Brunswick, 
ix. William, b. July 3, 1748; probably d. young. 
x. Christiana, bap. May 24, 1750; d. in August, 1750. 
xi. Lucretia, bap. July 26, 1752; living in 1794 in Weston, Mass., 

xii. Lydia, bap. April 13, 1754; probably d. young, 
xiii. Christopher, bap. Aug. 28, 1755; moved to New Brunswick, 
xiv. Hannah, bap. Oct. 20, 1756; m. Ebenezer Paine, of Maiden, 
xv. Lucy, bap. Dec. 17, 1758 ; m. a Chapman. 

6. Jabez 6 Hatch (Jabez, 5 Josiah* Samuel 3 Walter, 7, William 1 ) was born 

about 1738, possibly in Boston, though this is doubtful. Certain it 
is, however, that after his second year his home was, in Boston, where 
he died July 16, 1802, aged 64. He bought out the other heirs of 
his father's property on Federal (Sea) Street, where he seems to 
always have lived. In April, 1772, he was appointed lieutenant of 
an artillery company in Boston with the rank of captain. April 17, 
1775, he was invited by the Committee of Safety and Supplies, then 
sitting at Concord, to take command of a company of artillery. In 
November, 1776, he was appointed lieut.-colonel of the Boston 
regiment of militia, and in June, 1777, was promoted to be colonel 
of the same. This latter position he held until March 13, 1780, 
when he asked leave to resign to look after his private affairs. 
Sept. 21, 1780, he was appointed Deputy Quarter-Master General 
of the United States Army, under Col. Timothy Pickering, who was 
afterward in Washington's cabinet. In 1789 and 1790 he was one 
of the selectmen of the town of Boston. He was buried in Trinity 
Church, but his remains were moved to Forest Hills in April, 1872. 
Jabez Hatch married Deborah Hews, who died in Boston in 
March, 1794, aged 63. She was a daughter of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth Hews. 

1897.] Jabez Hatch, Ancestry and Descendants. 37 

Children, all born in Boston : 

7. i. Jabez, 7 bap. Aug. 2, 1765. 

ii. Mary, bap. July 3, 1767; was unm. in 1799. 

iii. William, bap. July 25, 1768 ; d. in February, 1770. 

iv. Samuel, bap. Aug. 8, 1769 ; was in Europe when his father's will 
was made, in December, 1799. 

v. Elizabeth, m. before 1789, Samuel Quiney (1762-1816), who was 
a lawyer; lived in Lenox, Mass., and was a cousin of Josiah 
Quiney (1772-1864), President of Harvard College. 

vi. Harris, bap. Jan. 1, 1773; d. in August, 1773. 

7. Jabez 7 Hatch {Jabez? Jabez? Josiah? Samuel? Walter? William 1 ) 
was born in Boston in 1765, and died in Boston, March 6, 1836, 
aged 71. He left a will, dated Oct. 8, 1828. He married, Feb. 
28, 1798, Christiana Spear, who died in Boston, Dec. 10, 1841, 
aged 70. She was a daughter of Poole Spear, deputy sheriff of 
Boston, by his wife, Christiana Turner, of Pembroke, Mass. 
Children, all born in Boston: 

i. Eliza, 8 b. Jan. 9, 1799; m. Oliver Bird, of New York, and d. Jan. 

17, 1826, se. 27. 
ii. Mary, b. about 1800; m. her cousin, Samuel Quiney (1791-1850), 

son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Hatch) Quiney. She d. April 4, 

1834, se. 34, leaving two daughters and three sons. Mr. Quiney 

m. again, Abby Adams Beale. 
iii. Catherine, b. Sept. 2, 1801 ; m. Oct. 17, 1825, John Collamore, 

Jr. (1802-1884), twin brother of Michal Collamore. Mr. 

Collamore was a well known crockery importer in Boston, and 

lost his wife while on a tour around the world. She d. in 

Albano, Italy, in 1862, se. 60. 

8. iv. Jabez, b. Oct. 14, 1804. 

9. v. Edward, b. March 31, 1806?; m. Michal Collamore. 
10. vi. Samuel, b. Dec. 6, 1812. 

B. Jabez 8 Hatch {Jabez? Jabez? Jabez? Josiah? Samuel? Walter? 
William 1 ) was born in Boston, Oct. 14, 1804, and was accidentally 
killed while returning from a hunting trip Oct. 15, 1841, aged 37. 
He seems to have been the first of the family to stand on the block 
" with auctionary hammer in his hand," his name first appearing in 
that connection in the Boston Directory of 1827 as a member of the 
firm of Hatch & McCarty, 55 Congress Street. The next year he 
was alone, and thus continued, except during the year 1837, when 
the sign read Bagley & Hatch, and in 1839 when it was Hatch & 
Fearing. He married, Jan. 23, 1825, Susan Motley Carlton,, who 
was born Aug. 4, 1806, and died Oct. 5, 1848, aged 42. 
Children, born in Boston: 

i. Jabez, 9 b. May 3, 1826; went to California in 1849, and lives 
(1896) in Oakland. He m. in 1857, Mary Hook, who died in 
Oakland, Cal., in 1881. 

il» Christiana Spear, b. Nov. 14. 1827; m. three times, and lives, 
1896, in Brooklyn, N. Y., the widow of Henry W. Starr. 

ih\ George Cook, b. June 17, 1834 ; was lost at sea in 1852 on a 
voyage to Portland, Ore. 

9. Edward 8 Hatch {Jabez? Jabez? Jabez? Josiah? Samuel? Walter? 
William 1 ) was born in Boston, March 21, 1806? and died in Bos- 
ton, Feb. 24, 1879. He was a sea captain during most of his life. 
He married, Jan. 7, 1833, Michal Collamore, born in Scituate>, 

38 Jabez Hatch, Ancestry and Descendants, [Jan. 

Mass., Aug. 13, 1802, eldest daughter of John and Michal (Curtis) 
Collamore. She died in Boston, Jan. 19, 1852, aged 49. 

Children, all born in Boston, except ii. who was born in Scituate: 

i. Mary Quincy. 9 
ii. Maria Eliza. 
iii. Lucy Prentice. 
iv. Edward. 
v. John Collamore. 

10. Samuel 8 Hatch {Jabez, 1 Jabez* Jabez, 5 Josiak* Samuel, 3 Walter' 
William 1 ) was born in Boston, Dec. 6, 1812, and died in Boston, 
Feb. 13, 1893, aged 80. In his youth he worked in the crockery 
store of his brother-in-law, John Collamore, Jr., on Washington 
Street, where, a quarter of a century later, General Nelson A. Miles 
began his career. In 1836 he took out a license as auctioneer, and 
for fifty-seven years he continued active in this business. At first 
he was located at 69 Congress Street, but the next year moved to 
31 Washington Street, opposite Milk Street. From 1840 to 
1843 he was at 56 Milk Street, and after that for many years 
on Water Street. In 1868 he moved to 3 Morton Place (now 
part of Arch Street), where he remained until burnt out by the big 
fire of 1872. For a few months he was at the corner of Court and 
Washington Streets, but in 1873 moved into the Traveller Building 
on Congress Street, at the corner of State Street. At the latter 
place he remained until his death. From 1840 to 1851 Edward D. 
Clark was associated with him, the firm being Hatch & Clark. 

An interesting chapter might be written about the estates that 
Colonel Hatch, as he was always called, has sold. The most in- 
teresting was the old Hancock House on Beacon Street, sold June 
16, 1863, at one o'clock, to be removed in ten days. The same 
day (a grim reminder of the war) he sold the machinery, tools, etc., 
in the building on Clarendon Street, " lately used for the manu- 
facture of bullets." April 9, 1868, he disposed of the Church 
Green property on Summer Street, by auction. May 21, 1874, the 
old Brattle Square Church; and seven years later (May 9, 1881) 
the new Brattle Square Church, built in 1871 and 1872, on Com- 
monwealth Avenue; Sept. 14, 1881, the English High and Latin 
School building lot on Bedford Street; the Hollis Street Church, 
May 24, 1883. He advertised the Old South Meeting House to be 
sold June 8, 1876, to be removed in sixty days, but public spirit 
fortunately prevented the sale. 

Colonel Hatch was a courtly gentleman of the old school, and the 
very soul of honor. He had a genial countenance, a strong, musical 
voice, and a commanding figure. He was a member of the Suffolk 
Club, of the Bostonian Society, of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company, and a 33d degree Mason, member of the Winslow 
Lewis Lodge and of the De Molay Commandery, Knights Templar. 
From 1853 to 1856, inclusive, he was in the Common Council; in 
1857, 1858, 1861, a member of the Board of Aldermen; and in 
1858 and 1859 in the Legislature. He married, Oct. 13,* 1835, 
Lydia, daughter of Capt. Samuel Cook (1784-1876), of Salem. 
She was born April 11, 1811, and died Nov. 16, 1864. They had 
one son, William .Edward, who died Jan. 19, 1848, aged one year 
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1897.] Portsmouth, N". H., Inhabitants, 1711. 43 


By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M. 

The common lands at Portsmouth, extending from Hamptoa 
bounds to the Great Bay, were considered to be the property of such 
as were inhabitants up to the year 1657. In 1660, the town author- 
ized the selectmen to distribute six hundred acres to the old planters. 
The selectmen were then prohibited from further granting and a 
committee appointed who distributed nearly five thousand acres of 
land to such as were reputed inhabitants ; to all sons of those 
mentioned as were of the age of 21 years ; to all daughters of 
the same as were of the age of 18 years. A list of the persons 
sharing in this distribution is given by Brewster in his Rambles 
about Portsmouth, vol. i., p. 27. The same author gives in the 
same volume, p. 63, a list of pew holders in the meeting-house in 
1693. The following list of inhabitants entitled to share in the 
distribution of the commons of Portsmouth, in 1711, is copied from 
vol. xiii., fol. 161, of the Rockingham Registry of Deeds, at 
Exeter, N. H. As supplementary to the earlier lists, it will be 
found of value in personal and family researches. 

Prouince of New Hampshr : ) 

J io New England in America ) WHEREAS at a Legal Town meeting 
of the Inhabitance of Portsmouth in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
six hundred ninety and Nine, a Committee was Chosen for the Diuision 
and Distribution of all the Common Lands within the Townshipp in Equal 
Proportion to the Seuoral Inhabitants according to their Respective Rates 
and Such Committee are now Ready to Lay out and Distribute to the 
said Inhabitants their Seueral proportions according to the vote of the 
said town Meeting Notwithstanding which for the preuenting of any Con- 
trouersies or Differences that may hereafter Arise Either among our 
selues or from others Wee the Subscribers Hereof Doe therefore by these 
presents, Desire, Impower, Constitute and appoint the said Comittee, viz : 
Major William Vaughan; Captaine Mark H unking ; Captaine John 
Pickerin : Captaine Tobias Langdon ; Mr. William Cotton and Mr. 
John Shirburn to be a Standing Comittee for the Appeasing of all Such 
Controuersies and Differences that may Soe arise Concerning Such Com- 
mon Lands aforesaid And Whereas there is but Six persons Suruiueing 
of the present Committee our Desire is, that wheneuer it shall Please God to 
take away or Remoue any on of the present Nominated Six, that on the first 
vacancy the make their Election out of the proprietors of such Lands to the 
Number of Seven and so for Euer to keep the full Number and wee do here- 
by bind and oblidge our Selves, our Heires, Exec rs , and Administrators and 
euery of them for our and their parts and behalfes to stand to obey abide 
obserue and in and by all things well and truely performe the Arbitra- 


Portsmouth, iV. H., Inhabitants, 1711. 


ment, Determination, final End and Judgment of the said Committee or 
the Major part of them from time to time Relating to such Controuersies 
and Differences as aforesaid, they Giuing in their Determination and 
Judgment to each Partie soe Differing or in Controuersie within tenu dayes 
after such Determination or Judgment shall be giuen which shall be ac- 
counted a fnnal Issue thereof to all intents and purposes as if the Common 
Law had Decided the Same. But in Case any Law Suites doe arise upou 
the same either by Common Law or Equity then wee the said Subscribers 
doe further Hereby Giue unto them the said Committee from time to time; or, 
whom they shall appoint our full power and Authority for us to appear and 
the persons of us or Either of us to Represent before any Gouernour, Judges, 
Justices, Officers and Ministers of the Laws whatsoeuer in any Cort or 
Courts of Judicature, and there one the be halfe of us or Either of us to 
prosecute answer, Defend or Reply unto all Actions, Causes, Bills, Plaints, 
matters and things whatsoeuer Relating to our or Either of our Rights in 
the aforesaid Common Lands with full Power to make or Substitute on or 
more Attorneys under them and the same againe at Pleasure to Reuoke 
And for defraying the Charge that shall Arise Either for the Defence of 
Our Rights aforesaid, or making Good the Value to any such that may hap- 
pen to Loose his Diuidend by A due Corse of Lawe or otherwise wee 
the Subscribers Do further Bind ourselues our heires Exect rs and Ad- 
minst rs : together with each of our proportions of Land aforesaid unto such 
Committee from time to time to pay our Equal proportions of the Charge 
aforesaid according to the Quantity of land wee hold as it shall be adjusted 
by such Committee or the Major part of them : 

Giuen under our hands at Portsmouth the second day of April Anno 
Regni Reginas Annse Nunc Anglias etc. Decimo Annoq. Domini 1711 




r 2 


Will m Vaughan 
M Hunking 
John Pickerin 
Tobias Langdon 
Will m Cotton 
John Sherborn 
Will m Vaughan "for Mr 

John Wentworth for \ 
Sam 11 Rimes De- > 
ceast, as Administ r j 

John Wentworth for" 1 ] 
my Mother Mar- I 
tien and Charles f 

John Wentworth for 
land bought of 
Robert Allmory 

John Wentworth for 
land bought of El- 
icha Briand 

Joseph faning 

John Vrin 

Dorothy Sherburn 
aturney for hir 
husband Capt. 
Henry Shirburn 
for their own lott 
and Capt John 
Hunking doctr 

John Hinkson for his 


fathers -{- Robart 
John Wentworth 
George Jaffrey 
Richard Gerrish 
Nath u Rogers 
John Plaisted 
Thomas Phipps for ) 





Will m Cotton for ) 

widow Hopley J 
Sam 1 Penhallow 
Thomas Packer 
Thos Paker for land 

bought of Richard 

John Knight for ) 

Capt Partredg j 

Elizabeth Haruey 
Richard Wibird for ) 
Sam 11 More j 

Richd W i b i r d for \ 
Thomas Rouse ) 
Jeremiah Wise for 

John Shipway 

Cotton Junr 

Will m Partrig 

Will m 


Wi!l m Cotton Junr 

for Richard Dore 
Will m Cotton for 

John Tucker 

Will" 1 Cotton for 
Thom s Perkins lott 

Henry Sherborn 

Nathan Knight 

Thomas Westbrook for 
Mrs Marey Sherborn 
& Son 


Portsmouth, N", II., Inhabitants, 1711. 


Thomas Westbrook for 
Mr Sam 11 Hart 

John Kennard Ad- } 
minist r to Edward > 
Kennard Estate ) 

John Kennard Ad- 
minis^ to Robert 
Atkins and his 
widdo's estate 

Doduah Hull. AdO 
minst r to Joseph > 
Hull ) 

Thomas Beck 

Will m Parker 

John Wentworth for ) 
Will m Hunking j 

Ebenezer Jonsou for^ 
his father part 


of s d John Jon- [► 
sons Sen rs com- 
mons J 
John Sauage 


Deborah -f- Wells 


Aturney to Ed- 
ward Wells 


John -f- Philbrooke 


John -f~ Louell 


Marey Man. the re- 
lict of Sam 11 Jack- 

Robert Lange 

Peter PB Babb 

his mark 

Walter Philbrook ) 
for Walter Neall j 


John Lang -(- for 1 

mark I 

Thomas Jackson's L 
lott bought of his j 
son Ephram 


Mary M Lewes 


Ben m o Skillin 


John -f- ff° se 

Nathaniel Lang for 
John Jackson Sen r 
his Loott 

VOL. li. 5 

Sam 11 Weeks for 


Nathaniel -f- Huggins 


John Johnson and for 
his father Lewes 


Allis A Shortridge 

Administrator to 

Richard Sortridge 


Nath 11 B Berry 

Alee Haines widdo 
John Cotton 
John Bruster 


Joseph JB Berry 

Walter Philbrook ) 
for Will m Phil-[- 
brook j 

Walter Philbrook for 

Sam 11 King and 

Cristpher Kinniston 

Mary -f- Haines 


Will m Williams 


John Lang -f- 


Thomas -f- Letherbe 


Thom s Westbrook J 

Thomas Westbrook > 
for John Homes ) 

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By Zoeth S. Eldredge, Esq., of San Francisco, Cal. 

The name of Eldredge, or as it was originally written, Eldred, is Saxon. 
Eldred was the name of several kings of the Saxons in the eighth and 
ninth centuries. Eldred was King of Chester, A.D., 951. An Eldred was 
Saxon Archbishop of York (and Canterbury) in 1066 and according to 
the historian Thiery cursed William the Conqueror. The Eldreds were 
holders of lands in Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Gloucester, Shropshire, 
Yorkshire and other counties at the time of the survey (A.D. 
1085) and prior thereto, in the time of Edward the Confessor. 

John Eldred, of Great Saxham, in Suffolk, descended from an ancient 
family claiming Saxon origin. Tradition says that he purchased the Great 
Saxham estates because of his belief that his ancestors, in remote ages, as 
Saxon kings, had held the Saxhams as their great Saxon home. 

He was born in 1552 and died in 1632. He was a great traveler and 
his ships and merchandise went to all parts of the world. He was one of 
the founders of Virginia and from 1609 to 1624 was a member of His 
Majesty's Council for the Virginia Company of London. The brass to 
"John Eldred the Navigator," at Great Saxham, has the arms of the 
East India Merchants, the Levant or Turkey Merchants and the Russia 
Merchants Companies. He left four sons and two daughters. Thomas 
Lee, of Coton, in Shropshire (the seat of Launcelot Lee, Esq.) married 
Dorothy, granddaughter of John Eldred. 

The Pilgrims who came to America in the Mayflower, in 1620, obtained 
a patent from the London Company and though contrary winds carried 
them northward to Cape Cod, they had intended to plant their Colony in 
" Virginia," near the mouth of the Hudson River. 

1897.] Eldredge Genealogy. 47 

As John Eldred of Great Saxham was at that time and- for fifteen years, 
a director of the Virginia Company of London, it is possible that the 
Eldreds who appeared in New England between the years 1635 and 
1645, viz: William, Robert, Samuel, John and Nathaniel, were in some 
way connected with his family. 

1. William: Eldred of Yarmouth. 

William Eldred is known to have been a resident of Yarmouth from March 
3, 1645, to 1667. It is thought that William of Yarmouth, Robert of Yar- 
mouth and Monomoy and Samuel of Cambridge and Stonington, were broth- 
ers, and that they came from England about 1635. They all appear to have 
been men of standing and substance. William was appointed constable in 
Yarmouth in 1657, 1662, 1674, 1675 and 1677. Pie was also surveyor of 
highways. He married Anne, daughter of William and Tamesin Lump- 
kin, of Yarmouth. Lumpkin came over in 1637. He was a deputy to 
the Colony Court and held many of the local offices. 

As the Yarmouth records were destroyed by fire in 1674, my account of 
William and his children is brief. Anne, his wife, was buried Nov. 1, 
1676. The known children of William were: 

i. Anne, 2 b. in Yarmouth, Dec. 16, 1648. 
ii. Sarah, b. in Yarmouth, Oct. 10, 1650. 
2. iii. Elisha, b. 1653. 
iv. Bethia. 

In addition to these, the following are believed to have been his 

v. Jehosaphat, d. 1732. His wife was Elizabeth. Children: Ed- 
ward, b. in Chatham, July 17, 1702 (m. Mary , and d. 

1730, leaving two children, Mary and Anne), Nathaniel, Elisha, 
Elnathan, Ebenezer, Barnabas and Elizabeth. 

vi. Samuel, m. Keziah Taylor. Eight children. 

vii. John. 

2. Elisha 2 Eldred (William 1 ), born in 1653, died in Eastham (Well- 

fleet) Oct. 14, 1739, and is buried in the old graveyard at the head 
of Duck Creek, where a stone marks the spot. His name on the 
gravestone is spelled Eldredg. William Lumpkin, the father-in-law 
of William Eldred, in his will dated 23 July, 1668, names wife 
Tamesin; daughter Tamesin, wife of John Sunderling; and grand- 
children William Gray, Elisha Eldred and Bethia Eldred. In 
1693 Elisha Eldredg was in Harwich where he, with Joseph Sever- 
ance and Manoah Ellis, bought a tract of land of Joseph Crook, an 
Indian. He resided in the south part of the town in what is some- 
times denominated the Doane neighborhood. He afterwards sold 
his interest in the above land to Isaac Atkins and removed to that 
part of Eastham which subsequently became the town of Wellfleet. 
It is not known who his wife was. His son Elisha Eldredge, Jr., 
was active in church work and was opposed to the preaching of 
Mr. Oakes. 

3. Elisha 8 Eldredge (Elisha, 2 William 1 ), born about 1690, died in 

Mansfield, Ct., Nov. 9, 1754, married Dorcas, daughter of Thomas 
Mulford, of Truro. She was born in Eastham, March 6, 1692-3, 
and died in Mansfield, Ct., about 1755. Her mother was Mary, 

48 Eldredge Genealogy. [Jan. 

daughter of Nathaniel Basset and granddaughter of William Basset 
who came in the ship "Fortune" in 1621. Elisha was probably 
married in Truro and his son Mulford was born there, but by 1715 
be was living again in Eastham, and about 1741 he removed to 
Mansfield, Ct. Owing to the church troubles at Billingsgate (East- 
ham), he had himself and children baptized in Truro, in 1727, where 
he is on the church records as " Elisha Eldredge Jr. of Eastham." 
He and his wife Dorcas were admitted to the church at South Mans- 
field, by letter, June 21, 1741. In his will, dated Dec. 12, 1751, 
and proved Nov. 23, 1754, he provides for the four sons and five 
daughters named below and signs his name Elisha Eldredge. This 
spelling of the name has been adhered to by most of his descend- 
ants. His wife Dorcas, who is named in the will, was dead in 1756 
when the estate was distributed. 
Children : 

i. Mulford 4 , b. in Truro, Jan. 22, 1713; d. in Mansfield, Feb. 15, 
1791 ; m. Abiel . Their children : 

1. Thomas, 6 b. in Truro, Dec. 28, 173G; d. six weeks later. 

2. Mary, b. in Truro, July 30, 1738. 

3. Tliomas, b. in Truro, Oct. 30, 1740. 

4. Elisha, b. in Truro, Oct. 30, 1742. 

5. Hezekiah, b. in Mansfield, Dec. 29, 1744; d. June 29, 1806; m. 

Jan. 19, 1766, Abigail Whiton, of Ashford and had : 1. Abial,* 
b. Nov. 23, 1766. 2. Hezekiah, b. April 13, 1768, was a physi- 
cian and lived in Brighton, Mass. 3. Elijah, b. March 20, 
1770; d. Oct. 11, 1843; m. Bethiah Chapman and had Sarah, 7 
Persis, Elijah, Hezekiah, Lucius, Abigail, Eri, Elizabeth, Royal 
Chapman and Cyrus Whiting. 4. Sybil, 6 b. March 19, 1773. 
5. Abigail, 6 b. Nov. 7, 1774; d. Dec. 8, 1837. 6. Micah, 6 b. 
May 24, 1776; d. July 2, 1849; was a physician in Dunstable, 
Mass. and Nashua, N. H. ; m. Sally Buttrick and had Heze- 
kiah, 7 Sarah, Almira, Erasmus Darwin, Horace, Olney, Fred- 
erick A., Clifton B., Micah, Mary A., Lucius O. and Melburn F. 
7. Stephen, 6 b. Sept. 25, 1779; merchant, Troy, N. Y; d. Nov. 
27, 1848. 8. Hosea, 6 b. Jan. 4, 1783; d. March 31, 1837. 9. 
Persis, 6 b. Jan. 23, 1785; d. Jan. 9, 1792. 10. A daughter, b. 
July 19, 1786. 

6. Daniel,* b. in Mansfield, Feb. 25, 1746; d, 1814., 

7. Lemuel, b. in Mansfield, April 5, 1749; d. March 28, 1813; m. 

Hannah Woodbury, of Lebanon and had Lemuel Barrows, 6 
Asa, Hannah, May, Aloigence, Abner, Sarah, Bela and Zervich. 

8. Abiel* b. in Mansfield, July 20, 1751; d. May 17, 1759. 

9. Mulford, b. in Mansfield, Jan. 20, 1754; d. Feb. 2, 1762. 

10. John, b. in Mansfield, Jan. 7, 1756; d. January, 1832. 

11. Micah, b. in Mansfield, March 6, 1758. 

12. Dorcas, b. in Mansfield, March 6, 1760. 

13. Jemima, b. in Mansfield, Feb. 2, 1762; d. May 8, 1802. 

4. ii. Jesse, b. in Eastham, Aug. 9, 1715; d. in Willington, Ct., Dec. 17, 
iii. Elisha, b. in Eastham, March 17, 1717-8; m. Precilla Paddock, 
and had : 

1. Bethia,* b. Feb. 26, 1743. 

2. Eunice, b. Jan. 15, 1746. 

3. Tliomas, b. March 9, 1751. 

4. Elishama, b. Sept. 9, 1752. 

5. Stephen, b. April 12, 1756. 

6. Zuar, b. June 16, 1760. 
iv. David. 

v. Mary (twin), b. in Eastham, March 15, 1720-1; m. ■ New- 

1897.] Eldredge Genealogy. 49 

vi. Dorcas (twin), b. in Eastham, March 15, 1720-1; m. Joseph 

vii. Jemima, m. Lemuel Barrows, 
viii. Bethia, m. William Farwell. 
ix. Tamesin, m. Hezekiah Crane. 

4. Jesse 4 Eldredge {Elisha 3 Elisha, 2 William 1 ), born in Eastham, 
Aug. 9, 1715; died in Willington, Ct., Dec. 17, 1794; married in 
Eastham, Nov. 7, 1734, Abigail, daughter of Samuel and Abigail 
(Freeman) Smith. She was born in Eastham, Dec. 17, 1718, and 
died in Willington, March 16, 1793. She was a descendant of 
Elder William Brewster, Stephen Hopkins, Gov. Thomas Prence, 
Edmund Freeman, Rev. John Lothrop, Ralph Smyth, Henry How- 
land and Thomas Clark. Jesse Eldredge preceded his father to 
Mansfield and later removed to Willington, an adjoining town. As 
the Mansfield and Willington records are very defective, I cannot 
give the dates of birth of all his children. The children were as 
follows : 

i. Abigail,* b. in Mansfield, Oct. 27, 1735. 

ii. Dorcas, b. in Mansfield, April 30, 1738. 

iii. Mary, b. in Mansfield, June 6, 1740. 

iv. Jesse, bap. in Mansfield, April 25, 1742; d. in Willington, May 9, 
1788 ; m. March 19, 1767, Mary Pierce, of Mansfield. He was a 
farmer and a soldier of the Revolution. Their children were : 

1. Jesse, 6 b. Jan. 11, 1768 ; m. 1st, Polly Bicknell, 2d, Nabby Williams. 

He removed to Chenango Co., N. Y. Ten children. 

2. David, b. Sept. 28, 1773. He was a surveyor and was sent from 

Connecticut to survey the Western Reserve. He was drowned 
in what was then called the Grand River, June 13, 1797, and 
buried where the city of Cleveland now stands. 

3. Enoch, b. May 2, 1775 ; d. October, 1861 ; m. Anna Pierce and 

went to Chenango Co., N. Y. and from thence to Wisconsin. 
He was also a surveyor and was with his brother David when 
the latter was drowned. Eight children. 

4. Elijah, b. Oct. 14, 1778; m. 1st, Dec. 31, 1806, Clarissa Crane, of 

Mansfield; 2d, June 21, 1810, Sally Hunt, of Columbia. Chil- 
dren: 1. Clarissa, 7 b. Feb. 24, 1808; m. Thomas Russ. 2. 
Esther, b. Aug. 5, 1809; m. David Buffington. 3. Elijah, b. 
March 11, 1811; m. Hannah Holman. 4. Sally, b. Feb. 14, 
1813; m. Wilson Curtis. 5. Elam, b. Jan. 23, 1815. 6. Abigail, 
b. Feb. 6, 1817; m. Jonathan Lyman Dunham. 7. Mary, b. 
July 14, 1819. 8. Joseph, b. July 14, 1819; m. Susan Wilson; 
resides in Rockville, Ct. 9. David, b. Oct. 28, 1821 ; m. Nancy 
M. Farnham; resides in Willington, Ct. 10. Daniel, b. May 14, 
1824; m. Catherine Holt; resides in Willington, Ct. 

5. Mary, b. April 5, 1781 ; m. Jason Barrows. 

v. Ebenezer, bap. in Mansfield, June 10, 1744; d. in infancy, 
vi. Martha, m. Ebenezer Smith, 
vii. Ebenezer. 

viii. Samuel, d. Jan. 20, 1782; m. Hannah Fuller and had Elisha,* 
Samuel and Hannah. He was a soldier of the Revolution and 
served as private in 6th Company (Capt. Jonathan Parker), 
3d Battalion Wadworth's Brigade. 
5. ix. Zoeth, b. about 1751 ; d. March 18, 1828. 

x. Jemima, b. in Willington, March 28, 1755 ; m. Philemon Holt, 
xi. Joseph, b. in Willington, Feb. 28, 1759; m. Rhoda Goodale, and 
had Rhoda, 6 Elesalect, Rhoda, Abigail, Colista, Chester and 
Freeman. He was also a private in Captain Parker's Company, 
xii. Anna, b. in Willington, Feb. 28, 1759 ; m. Stephen Farnam. 

50 Eldredge Genealogy. [Jan. 

5. Zoeth 5 Eldredge {Jesse, 4 Elisha* Elisha, 2 William 1 ), born, it is 
supposed, in Wellington, Ct., about 1751 ; died in Willington, March 
18, 1828. He married first, in Willington, Aug. 6, 1771, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Timothy and Dinah Pearl. She was born in Willing- 
ton, Jan. 15, 1756 ; died Jan. 8, 1779. He married second, in 
Willington, Oct. 16, 1779, Bethia, daughter of Capt. Ichabod Hinck- 
ley, of Tolland. She was born in Tolland, Dec. 10, 1759, and 
died iu Willington, June 17, 1850. She was a descendant of Samuel 
Hinckley, Rev. John Lothrop, Roger Goodspeed, Dolar Davis and 
Robert Lynnell. Her father, Captain Hinckley, was adjutant of the 
company of Minute-Men in the Lexington alarm and afterwards 
a lieutenant and captain in the Continental army. 

Zoeth Eldredge was a farmer and a soldier of the Revolution. 
The Minute-Men who sprang to arms at the sound of the Lexing- 
ton alarm were regularly organized and equipped militia, enrolled 
by authority of the Assembly or Provincial Congress and were 
subject to the call of the Committee of Safety. Citizens of every 
calling appeared in the ranks of these " alarm companies." To be 
a private in them was proclaimed to be an honor ; to be chosen to 
office in them, a mark of the highest distinction.* 

In company with the other Connecticut towns, Willington re- 
sponded quickly to the call of April 19, 1775, and almost before the 
British troops had accomplished their retreat from Lexington a 
gallant little band of farmer soldiers were on the road to Boston. 
The company was under the command of Maj. Elijah Fenton and 
Zoeth Eldredge marched — a private — in the ranks. The service of 
the Minute-Men was brief and upon their dismissal Zoeth Eldredge 
enlisted in the Second Connecticut Regiment, Col. Joseph Spencer, 
serving as a private in the Fifth Company under Capt. Solomon 
Willes from about May 1st until the regiment was dismissed in the 
latter part of December, 1775. This regiment was at Roxbury 
and served during the siege of Boston; detachments of officers 
and men engaged at the battle of Bunker Hill and in Arnold's 
Quebec expedition, September-December, 1775. He also saw 
three months' service under Washington in New York City. There 
he was taken sick with camp fever and was sent with several of his 
comrades to the hospital at Stamford, Ct., just before the retreat 
from the city began. His regiment was the Twenty-second Connecti- 
cut militia, Col. Samuel Chapman, and his company commander was 
Capt. Joseph Parsons. 

Children, born in Willington. By first wife, Elizabeth Pearl : 

i. Zoeth, 6 b. Jan. 29, 1772; d. Sept. 6, 1780. 
ii. Timothy, b. Sept. 8, 1773; d. Feb. 3, 1775. 

iii. Erastus, b. April 3, 1775; cl. in Springfield, Mass., May 6, 1820; 
m. Rubie, daughter of Moses Allen and had : 

1. Bubie Allen, 1 m. Samuel Bliss. 

2. Elizabeth, m. Horace White. 

3. Mary Adams, unm. 

4. Erastus, m. Julia Hosmer. 

5. Esther Allen, m. Edmund Austin. 

6. 3foses Allen, m. Elizabeth J. Stebbins. 

7. Elijah. 

8. Hannah, m. Dr. J. D. Woodward. 

9. Albert Gallatin, m. Nancy McLean. 
10. Adalina, unm. 

* Faothingham's Siege of Boston. 

1897.] JEldredge Genealogy. 51 

iv. Timothy, b. Feb. 16, 1777. Went to Springfield with his brother 
Erastus, then to New Hampshire and afterwards to western 
New York. He had three children : Arial, 7 Daniel and a daugh- 
v. Elijah, b. Dec. 26, 1778. When he was twenty years old he went 
to Boston and shipped on board the " Pickering," a vessel bound 
for the West Indies and a "swift runner." She sailed about 
Feb. 15, 1799. The vessel proved to be a pirate and Elijah was 
never heard of again. He was a young man of sterling charac- 
ter, and his friends never doubted but that he chose the alterna- 
tive of walking the plank rather than join the murderous crew. 

By second wife, Bethia Hinckley: 

vi. Ichabod, b. June 22, 1780; d. in Cambridge, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1843; 
m. in Cambridge, Sarah Rice. Children : 

1. Thankful, 6 m. James Parker. 

2. Dorris, m. Azuba Church. 

3. Ann, m. Colton Hall. 

4. Ichabod. 

6. vii. Zoeth, b. April 1, 1782 : d. in Syracuse, N. Y., 1844. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. May 23, 1784; d. Oct. 2, 1802. 

ix. Polly, b. June 29, 1786; d. June 23, 1874; m. Elijah C. Pearl. 
Children : Norman 7 Pearl, Edward Pearl, Marcus Pearl, Lucius 
Pearl, Ann Pearl, Mary Pearl and Caroline Pearl. Polly d. in 
Amsterdam, N. Y. and was buried in Cambridge, N. Y. 

x. Persis, b. Dec. 3, 1788 ; m. Amasa Dunton. 

xi. Arial, b. April 28, 1791; d. Sept. 15, 1849; m. Betsey, daughter of 
Shubael and Elizabeth (Wright) Dimock. Children : 

1. Caroline, 1 b. Feb. 6, 1816; cl. April 27, 1882; m. March 3, 1835, 

Joshua Preston. Children : Burtren D. 8 Preston, Edward V. 
Preston (resides in Hartford, Ct.), Albert B. Preston, Everett 
B. Preston, Estelle R. Preston, Justina H. Preston and George 
E. Preston. 

2. Ira Dimock, b. March 19, 1818 ; d. Oct. 17, 1841. 

3. Wealthy Jane, b. June 4, 1820; d. April, 1851; m. John Henry 

Holmes. Child : Julia Isadore 8 Holmes m. Dilworth. 

4. Elizabeth, b. April 3, 1822; d. April 21, 1851; m. Marcus Fisk. 

Children: Theodore D. Fisk, 8 Jane Elizabeth Fisk, Eugene 
D. Fisk, Emily Ann Fisk and Ella Lavonne Fisk. 

5. Sophronia, b. April 8, 1826 ; d. Oct. 15, 1859 ; m. Norman, son of 

General Holt, of Wellington. 

6. Phoebe P., b. Jan. 13, 1829; d. in Willimantic, March 4, 1865. 

7. William W., b. Jan. 14, 1832; d. July 12, 1854. 

8. Henry, b. June 16, 1835; resides in New York City. 

xii. Ahira, b. March 26, 1794; d. in Cambridge, N. Y., June 5, 1879; 
m. in White Creek, N. Y., April 12, 1821, Polly Rice. Children : 

1. Ahira, 1 b. in Salem, N. Y., April 11, 1823; resides in Cambridge, 

N. Y. ; m. 1st, Rhoda J. Staples; m. 2d, Carrie M. Woodward. 
Children : Jane A., 8 m. Volney Kenyon, resides in Marysville, 
Md. : Mary I. and Grace I. 

2. Mary, b. in White Creek, N. Y., April 27, 1829; m. Jehial Baker 

and had Phoebe 8 Baker and George Baker. 

3. William, b. in White Creek, N. Y., May 19, 1835 ; resides in Cam- 

bridge, N. Y. 
xiii. Olive, b. Nov. 19, 1796; m. — Marcy and settled about 

sixty miles southwest of Chicago, 111. 
xiv. Sophronia, b. Dec. 11, 1799; d. Aug. 6, 1882; m. Oct. 24, 1824, 

Austin Pearl. Children : 

1. Ann Elizabeth Pearl, b. Dec. 20, 1826; d. Sept. 13, 1848. 

2. George Gray Pearl, b. Aug. 5, 1829; cl. July 4, 1839. 

3. Ahira Eldredge Pearl, b. Jan. 23, 1831; resides in Providence, 

R. I. ; m. 1st, Nancy T. Clark ; m. 2d, Isabella Grant. Children : 
1. Mabel E. Pearl, 8 m. Dr. Albert S. Powe. 2. George A. Pearl. 
3. Clark A. Pearl. 

52 Eldredge Genealogy. [Jan. 

4. Chloe Cordelia Pearl, b. July 16, 1835: d. Sept. 24, 1848. 

5. Mary Jane Pearl, b. May 23, 1837; m. 1st, Elias R. Gray; m. 2d, 

Henry L. Dempsey ; resides in East Brookfield, Mass. 

6. Caroline Belhiah Pearl, b. Jan. 16, 1839; resides in East Brook- 

field, Mass.; m. 1st, Walter T. Brigham ; m. 2d, Leonard War- 
ren. Children: 1. Libbie A. Brigham, 8 m. Walter J. Linley. 
2. Augusta H. Warren, m. Warren E. Yarbell. 3. Mary Pearl 
Warren, m. Harrison E. Grant. 
xv. Julana, b. May 22, 1802; m. Wilbur Moulton and settled in Cam- 
bridge, N. Y. Children : Sophronia 7 Moulton, Albert Moulton, 
Maria Moulton, John Moulton, Henry Moulton and Kate Moul- 

6. Zoeth 6 Eldredge (Zeothf Jesse* Elisha* Elisha, 2 William 1 ) born in 
Willington, Ct., April 1, 1782; died in Syracuse, N. Y., 1844. He 
married in Willington, Oct. 8, 1804, Lois, daughter of Samuel 
and Lois (Pearl) Dunton. She was born in Willington, Oct. 4, 
1784, and died in Victor, N. Y., April 25, 1819. Her father, 
Samuel Dunton, was a soldier of the Revolution and was sergeant 
of the Sixth Company, Third Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade. 
He joined the battalion when it was raised, in June, 1776, and 
served until it was dismissed in December of the same year. About 
1809, Zoeth Eldredge removed to Cambridge, N. Y. ; from thence 
about 1813 to Pittsford, N. Y. ; from thence about 1817 to Victor, 
N. Y., and later to Syracuse, N. Y., where he died in 1844. 

i. Eliza, 7 b. in Willington, Ct., Oct. 11, 1805; d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 
Sept. 13, 1887; m. in Buffalo, Jan. 24, 1828, Josiah Beardsley. 
Children : 

1. Edwin N. Beardsley,* b. March 15, 1829; d. April 13, 1830. 

2. Jane Ann Beardsley, b. March 17, 1831 ; d. Nov. 28, 1843. 

3. George Porter Beardsley, b. Sept. 15, 1833; resides in Chicago, 

111. ; m. Hannah Downer and had George Porter 9 Beardsley, Jr. 

4. Ellen Eliza Beardsley, b. Nov. 21, 1836 ; resides in Buffalo, N. Y. ; 

m. Henry S. White and had: 1. Lewis Beardsley White; m. 
Mabel A. Sharland, of Boston; resides in Springfield, Mass. 
2. Ellen Eliza White, 9 m. Luther P. Graves ; resides in Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

5. Charles Edioard Beardsley, b. Feb. 23, 1843; resides in Buffalo, 

N. Y. 

6. Frank Lewis Beardsley, b. Dec. 12, 1851 : d. Aug. 24, 1865. 

ii. Betsey, b. in Willington, Dec. 27, 1807 ; d. in Grand Rapids, Mich., 
Dec. 14, 1882; m. in Clarkson, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1830, William 
Henry Howells Mathews. He d. in Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 10, 
1846. Children : 

1. Harriet Adele Mathews* b. in Clarkson, July 5, 1832 ; d. March, 


2. Helen Louise Mathews, b. in Clarkson, July 5, 1834; resides in 

Cleveland, Ohio; m. in Buffalo, Dec. 31, 1850, Lewis C. Butts. 
Children: 1. William Mathews Butts, 9 (m. Kate Champlin 
and had John Champlin Butts, 10 Delight Bcire Butts 10 ). 2. 
Marcia Helen Butts. 3. Harriet Adele Paine Butts. 4. Mary 
Worthington Butts. 5. James Lewis Butts. 6. Bessie Lydia 

3. Charles Henry Mathews, b. March, 1836; d. 1840. 

4. James Matheios, b. January, 1838; d. 1840. 

5. Julia E. Mathews, b. in Holly, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1842; m. Chester 

B. Hinsdill; resides in Grand Rapids, Mich, and had Corinne 
Hinsdill 9 m. Charles Fox. 

6. Sarah Almira Mathews, b. in Holly, N. Y., Aug. 13, 1844; d. in 

Indianapolis, May 14, 1872; m. Charles A. Raynor aud had 

1897.] Eldredge Genealogy. 53 

Helen M. Raynor, 9 George B. Raynor, Sarah D. Eaynor and 
Clarence Raynor. 
iii. Samuel Dunton, b. in Cambridge, N. Y., June 6, 1810; d. in 
Buffalo, N. Y., May 29, 1893; m. 1st, Caroline Brown, July 4, 
1832 ; m. 2d, April 21, 1880, Eliza (Clark) Greenshield. No chil- 
dren living. 
iv. Almira, b. June 29, 1812; d. in Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1858; 

m. 1st, Hutchins; m. 2d, Dr. Day. No children. 

7. v. Zoeth, b. in Pittsford, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1814; d. March 9, 1879. 
vi. John Rochester, b. in Pittsford, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1816; resides in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. in East Broomfleld, Ont., Eeb. 22, 1844, 
Mary Hayward. She d. 1877. Children : 

1. Harriet Louise,* b. in Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1845 ; d. April 28, 


2. Mary Louise-, b. in Rochester, N. Y., March 28, 1849; resides in 

Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. in New York, Sept. 11, 1872, Isaac Smith 
Strong. Children: Edward R. Strong, 9 Willis E. Strong, 
Arthur H. Strong and Mary Louise Strong. 

3. John Rochester, b. Aug. 1, 1851; d. June 3, 1857. 

4. Willis Hayward, b. March 6, 1857; d. March 24, 1875. 
vii. Jane Carroll, b. Nov. 3, 1816; d. Aug. 16, 1817. 

viii. Lewis Perkins, b. in Victor, N. Y., April 25, 1819 ; d. in Victor, 
April 21, 1857; m. in Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1845, Ann 
Burns and had Lewis P. 3 m. Minna A. Bickford; resides in 
Denver, Colo. Two children : 

ix. Lois, b. in Victor, N. Y., April 25, 1819 ; d. Feb. 2, 1842. 

7. Zoeth 7 Eldredge (Zoeth? Zoeth? Jesse? Elisha? Elisha? William 1 ), 
born in Pittsford, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1814; died in Mazomanie, Wis., 
March 9, 1879. He married in South Trenton, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1842, 
Elizabeth, widow of Porter M. Bush and daughter of Campbell 
and Elvira (Skinner) Curry. Her ancestors on her father's side 
were the original proprietors of Schenectady — the Bratts, Van Eps, 
Glens, etc. Her maternal great grandfather was Lieut. John 
Skinner, a soldier of the Revolution. Her first husband was Porter 
M. Bush, by whom she had Emma Jane Bush, born March 14, 
1838 ; married Whitman M. Cornwall and had three children. 
After the death of Bush she married Zoeth Eldredge. She was 
born in South Trenton, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1817, and died in St. Joseph, 
Mich., Oct. 7, 1869. Zoeth Eldredge resided in Buffalo, N. Y., 
where he was for many years connected with the Western Trans- 
portation Company. In 1859 he took the Frankly n House, a well 
known farmer's and commercial hotel, which he kept for five years. 
Removing to St. Joseph, Mich., in 1864, he bought a peach orchard 
and went into the business of fruit-raising. About 1870 he went 
to Colorado, where he bought a tract in the Greeley Colony. 
After a residence of some years in Colorado, he went to Mazomanie, 
Wis., where he died. 

Children, all born in Buffalo: 

i. George Campbell, 8 b. Aug. 28, 1843; resides in Chicago, 111; m. 

in St. Joseph, Mich., June 9, 1869, Anna Maria Wisner. Only 

child living, Harriet Rebecca,* b. in Chicago, Sept. 27, 1870; m. 

Dec. 27, 1892, George J. Hamlin and had George Eldredge 10 

ii. Zoeth Skinner, b. Oct. 13, 1846; resides in San Francisco, Cal. ; 
m. 1st, in Carson, Nev., March 1, 1876, Rosa, daughter of Dr. P. 
B. and Rosa (Goodrich) Ellis. She was b. in St. Louis, June 
14, 1849, and d. in San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 19, 1882. She was 
a granddaughter of Dr. Hiram P. Goodrich, D.D. and a descend- 


54 Marriages in Nantucket. [Jan. 

ant of William Goodrich, of Wethersfield, Ct. Married 2d, in 
Boston, Oct. 18, 1892, Frances M., daughter of John Gerrish and 
Mary (Moulton) Webster. Children: 

1. John Rochester, 9 b. in Virginia City, July 7, 1877; d. Sept. 22, 


2. Zoeth Stanley, b. in Virginia City, Dec. 4, 1879. 

3. Alba Webster, b. in Boston, Nov. 4, 1893. 

iii. Frank Augustus, b. Dec. 11, 1848; resides in Byers, Colo.; m. 
in St. Joseph, April 13, 1868, Florence Marion Russell. Chil- 
dren : 

1. Emma Zora, 9 b. in St. Joseph, March 9, 1869; m. Aug. 6, 1888, 

Stephen H. Bell and had Florence J. Bell, 10 Edgar G. Bell and 
Helen E. Bell. 

2. Samuel Bobert, b. in Greeley, Colo., Oct. 30, 1872. 

iv. John Rochester, b. Oct. 12, 1850; d. in. Denver, Colo., Jan. 5, 
1895; m. in Denver, Oct. -9, 1889, Jennie Mortimer and had 
Mary Elizabeth. 

v. Samuel Dunton, b. Nov. 19, 1853; resides in Chicago, 111. 


Communicated by Otis G. Hammond, Esq., of Concord, N. H. 

I send herewith, for publication in the Register, a copy of some 
ancient marriage records of Nantucket, Mass., which I have taken 
from an old account book now in possession of the New Hampshire 
Historical Society. This book was presented to the society by Rev. 
Howard F. Hill, of Concord, N. H., June 14, 1871. It was kept 
by George and Caleb Bunker, of Nantucket, during the greater part 
of the 18th century, and is filled principally with ordinary mer- 
chants' accounts of no particular value. But the two Bunkers were 
also justices of the peace and recorded the marriages performed by 
them in the same book with their accounts. 

George Bunker's entries begin March 5, 1717, and continue un- 
til Nov. 22, 1741, a period of twenty-four years and a little more 
than eight months, during which time he performed and recorded 
sixty-four marriages. From the last date until Jan. 2, 1765, there 
are no records. Then Caleb Bunker's entries begin and continue 
until June 8, 1777, a period of twelve years and five months, dur- 
ing which time fifty marriages are recorded. So that the whole time 
actually covered by these records is thirty-seven years, and the total 
number of marriage records found is one hundred and fourteen. 

The book also contains judicial proceedings before George Bun- 
ker, as justice of the peace, from Aug. 7, 1718, to April 7, 1726, 
and before Caleb Bunker from Oct. 13, 1763, to Jan. 18, 1775. 
These records consist principally of trials for petty misdemeanors 
and the administering of oaths of offic0 to town officers of Nantucket. 

I send you these records for publication, as I know they must be 
of great value to the people of Nantucket and to all who trace their 

1897.] Marriages in Nantucket. 55 

genealogy back to that ancient and honorable town ; and because in 
Vol. 7 of the Register there are already published some Nantucket 
births, marriages, and deaths ante-dating these entries, among which 
are recorded the births of many of the people whom George and 
Caleb Bunker joined in matrimony, and whose names are entered in 
this old account book. 

The credit for the re-discovery of these records belongs to Hon. 
Ezra S. Stearns, Secretary of the State of New Hampshire, who 
called my attention to them a few months ago, while we, as members 
of a committee, were examining the manuscripts belonging to the 
Historical Society. 

A Record of marieges. 

These are to Certifie to all whome it may Concern that Nathan Cofin & 
Lydia Bunker boeth of the Island of Nantuket ware Lawfully Maried be- 
fore me the subscriber being one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for 
Nantucket y e fifth Day of March in y e yeare 1717: p r me Geor e Bunker 
Justice peace 

These are to Certifie to all whome it Doeth Concern y fc Samuel Long & 
Lydia Coffin boeth of y e Island of Nantucket ware Lawfully Maried y e 
fortenth Day of March in the year 1717 by me Geor e Buncker Justice of 

These are to Certifie to all whom it Doeth Concern y* Roberd Wotson & 
Jane Bunker both of the Island of Nantuket ware Lawfulli maried before 
me y e twentifirst Day of march in y e yeare 1717 by me Geor e Bunker 
Justice of peace 

These are to Certifie to whome it may Concern that Eliakim Swain & 
Elizabath Arther boeth of the Island of Nantucket ware Lawfully maried 
y e Eightenth Day of April in y e year 1717 by me George Buncker Justice 
of peace for Nantucket 

These are to Certifie to all whome it Doeth Concern y t Eleazer folger 
and Mary marshall boeth of the Island of Nantucket ware Maried acord- 
ing to Law y e twentiefifth day of September in the year 1717 by me Geor e 
Bunker Justice of peace 

These are to Certifie to all whome it Doeth Concern y* George Coffin & 
Ruth Swain Boeth of y e Island of Nantucket ware Maried Lawfully y e 
fortenth Day of november in y e year 1717 by me Geor e Bunker Justice 
of peace for the Island of nantucket 

These are to Certifie to all whome it doeth Concern y t Daniel Bunker & 
Prissilla Swain boeth of the Island of nantucket ware Lawfully maried y e 
fortenth day of november in y e year 1717 by me George Buncker Justice 
of Peace for y e Island of nantucket 

These are to Certifie to all whome it doeth Concern y l John Gorton & 
Elizabeth Peirce ware maried acording to law the sevententh Day of no- 
vember 1717 being boeth of the Island of nantucket by me Geor e Buncker 
one of his majestyes Justyces of y e Peace for nantucket 

These are to Certifie to all whom it doeth Concern that Jonathan upham 
and Ruth Peese (boeth Inhabitants of the Island of Nantuket) ware maried 
Lafully the 19 th Day of December in the year 1717 by me George Buncker 
Justice of the peace for Nantucket 

56 Marriages in Kayxtucket. [Jan. 

These are to Certifie to all whom it may Concern y* Thomas Carr and 
Martha Grindey Boath of y e Island of nantuket ware Lawfully Married 
by me George Bunker on of his Majesties Justices of y e peace for y e Island 
of Nantucket this 28 th daie of April 1718 

nantucket ss november y e 18: 1718. 

Nathaniel Folger & Prisilla Chase ware maried in November y e 18: 

1718 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 
Richard Coffin & Ruth Bunker wase maried in November y e 20 th 1718 

by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Barnebas Gardner & mary wheler ware maried in December y e 11 th 1718 
by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Barttlet Coffin & Judeth Bunker ware maried y e first day of January in 
the yeare 1718 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Peter Swain & Elizabath Ellis ware mariad y e 16 th day of December 

1719 by me Geor e Bunker Justice of peace for nantucket 

Joseph mott of Rhoad Island & Rebekah maning ware maried in De- 
cember y e 19 th day 1719 by me Geor e Bunker Justice of peace 

william Gardner Hephzibath Gardner ware maried in January y e 20 th day 

1719 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Ebinezer Gardner & Judeth Coffin ware maried on y e 27 th day of Janu- 
ary in y e year 1719/20 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Ebinezer Ellis & Charity Swain ware maried on y e 10 th day of February 
in y e year 1719/20 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Thomas Crook and Hope Cartwright ware maried on y e 24 th day of 
march in y e year 1719/20 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Thomas Commet & margrett hallowell wase maried in Jun y e 28 : day : 

1720 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Elisha Coffin & Dinah Bunker ware maried on y e 3 d day of Aprill in y e 
year 1721: before me George Bunker Justice of peace 

These are to Certifie to all whom it may Concern y* petey Pinkham and 
Elizabath Swain boath of Nantucket ware maried Twentieth day of Jun in 
1722 before me George Bunker Justice of peace for s d County 

Nantucket July y e 5 : 1720 

Robert wier & Katharin Swain ware maried y e 7 th day of July in 1720 
by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

will m Baxter & margret Cook boath of nantucket ware maried y e 11 th 
day of August 1720 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Manuel & Elizabath Ellit ware maried y e 18 th day of August in 1720 by 
me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Joseph worth & Lediah Goarham ware maried y e 8 tb day of September : 
1720 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Josiah Coffin & Elizibath Coffin ware maried y e 5 th day of October in y e 
year 1720 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Barnabas pinkham & Prisillah Gardner ware maried y e 8 day of Decem- 
ber 1720 by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Elisha Coffin & Dinah Bunker ware maried y e 3 d day of Aprill : 1721 by 
me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss These are to Certifie to all to whom it may Concern that 
John way & Mary Long Boath of y e Nantucket ware Maried acording to 
law y e 23 rd day of November 1721 p r me Geor e Bunker Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss Ebinez r Coleman & Sarah Smith boath of Nantucket 
ware lawfully Maried y e thirtieth day of November in y e yeare 1721 p r 
me Geor e Bunker Justice of peace 

1897.] The First Sambornes of Hampton, iV. H. 57 

Nantucket ss humphery Ellis & mary hamlington boath of Nantucket 
ware lawfully Maried the first Day of December 1721 p r me George Bun- 
ker Justice of peace 

These are to Certifie to all to whom it may Concern that John ungust & 
Sarah Mitchel boath of nantucket ware lawfully maried y e 14 day of De- 
cember 1721 p r me George Bunker Justice of peace 

These are to Certifie all whom it may Concern y* Mardecai Ellis and 
margret Swain boath of nantucket ware Maried y e 19 day of march in 1722 
before me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss These are to Certifie all whom it may Concern y fc Rich- 
erd folger & Sarah Peas boath of Nantucket ware Maried y e 20 th day of 
Jun in 1722 before me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss These are to Certifie to all whom it may Concern y* Ste- 
phen Swain and Ellener Ellis boath of nantucket ware maried y e 24 th day 
of november in 1723 before me George Bunker Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss These are Certifie all whom it may Concern that James 
williams and Dinah Coffin boath of the Island of Nantucket being publeshed 
as y e law directs ware Maried y e 31 st day of December 1724 by me George 
Bunker Justice of peace 

[To be continued.] 


By V. C. Sanborn, Esq., of LaGrange, Ills. 

No adequate genealogy of the American Sanborns has yet been pub- 
lished. Dr. Nathan Sanborn's paper in the Register for 1856 (reprinted 
in pamphlet form) is generous in names and dates, but deficient in detail. 
In the Register for 1885 I printed an article about the English Sam- 
bornes, and have since amplified the line and printed a short genealogy 
of them with notes as to our probable connection. 

This article aims to give all data obtainable as to the first generation in 
America. It is compiled from the Hampton Town and Church Records, 
Norfolk County files, Massachusetts and New Hampshire archives, Rock- 
ingham County Probate Records, and the printed and manuscript Sanborn 
family records. 

John, William and Stephen Samborne (for so they spelt the name) 
were sons of an English Samborne (presumably named John) and Anne, 
daughter of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, that "notorious inconformist " of Wher- 
well, and Newton Stacy, Hauts, and Hampton in New Hampshire. In the 
English Samborne family are several members either of whom may have 
been the husband of Anne Bachiler. Rev. James Samborne of Upper 
Clatford, Hants, the next parish to Wherwell, like Stephen Bachiler, was 
an Oxford man and a Puritan ; he may have been a connection of our John 
Samborne. In Basingstoke, Hants, near Wherwell, we find a John Sam- 
borne, Serg^at-Mace in 1641. In Cholsey, Berks, twenty miles north of 
Wherwell, Richard Samborne had three children: Richard, b. 1589; John, 
of whom we find no further record, and Anne, b. 1597. Peter Samborne 
of London Bridge, goldsmith, had son Markley, b. about 1600. 
vol. li. 6 

58 The First Sambornes of Hampton, JV. H. [Jan. 

Ann Bachiler's husband died about 1630, for Mr. Waters printed in 

Register, July, 1891, the following extract from " Licenses to Pass beyond 


11 xxij Junii 1631 : Steephen Bachiller aged 70 yeres resident at South Ston- 
ham, South' & uxor Hellen, of age xlviij yeres, v r ss mushing to visit their sons 
and daughters there; & so to return w th in two moneths. Ann Sandburn of age 
30 yores, widowe, resident in y e Strand, v r ss vlishing." 

The three sons of Anne Samborne are said to have come to America 
with their grandfather Bachiler in 1632, but apparently their mother did 
not come over; nor have we any trace of the three sons until 1639 in 

1. Lieut. John Samborne, born 1620 (Deposition in Norf. Co. Files). 
Probably in Hampton in 1640, since he was then granted a house-lot and a 
tract of laud there. In 1643 his name is signed to a Hampton petition; 
and from this date the records contain frequent mention of him. 

23 rd 3 rd mo. 1645 (Norf. Co. Deeds I), John Samborne of Hampton sells 
to Thos. Marston, " for a valuable consideration, fower acres of fresh marsh, 
bounded by the salt marsh of John Cram, now in the hands of Rodger Shaw; 
by that of W m Marston ; by the upland of John Samborne, a highway to 
the north." Witness, Jos : Mason, Humphrey Humber, Abraham Pirkins. 

December 23, 1645, two shares of the Common were granted to John 
Samborne. His house in Hampton was next to that of Stephen Bachiler, 
across the road from Meeting House Green, and nearly opposite the old 
meeting house. 

In 1647 Rev. Stephen Bachiler left Hampton, and on April 20, 1647 
(Rock. Co. Reg., xiii., 221), he conveyed "all his remaining estate in Hamp- 
ton, including all grants not appointed, to his grandson John Samborne, he 
to pay the other three grandchildren, Nath 1 Bachiler, Will : Samborne and 
Steven Samborne, £20 apiece." On the same date (Norf. Co. Deeds ii., 
178), John Samborne doth " seale, signe and set over to Willi: Samborne 
6 acres of upland, lying between the land of John Samborne & Chr : Hus- 
sey; 5 acres of fresh meadow; one share of all y e Comons except y e great 
Ox Comon, for the just som of £13, w ch is in consideration of a £20. leg- 
acy given to the said William Samborne by his grandfather, under his own 
hand & seale, by virtue of an assignment unto the s d John s Samborne," who 
also promises to pay the other £7 within a certain time. Witnesses W m 
Fifield, Tho. Warde. 1 st 12 th mo. 1647 (Norf. Co. Deeds, ii., 97), conveys 
to W m Samborne " 6 acres meadow and 6 acres upland, w ch was formerly 
given to W m Samborne by M r Steven Bachiler Sen r late of Hampton, but 
no legal conveyance made, since it was included in a general conveyance to 
me." Signed John Samborne " w th a seale to itt." Witness, Chr. Hussey, 
(T) mark of Abr. Tilton. 

At Hampton Court, 26 th 7 th mo. 1648, John Samborne was plaintiff in 
an action for trespass against Robert Lord, but was nonsuited, and defend- 
ant allowed 10s. 6d. for unjust molestation. 

24 tb 2 nd mo. 1649, John Samborne was on the " Jury of Tryalls " at Salis- 
bury Court. In 1650 he was one of the Hampton selectmen. 9 th 2 nd mo. 
1650, he sued Walter Abbott at Salisbury Court for debt of £5. 7. 6 due 
for bill assigned to him by M r Steven Bachiller. At Hampton Court, 3 rd 
8 th mo. 1 650, he, M r Hussey & Tho. Chase were released from bond they 
gave for Edw. Colcord's appearance.* 

* Colcord was a friend or relative of the Bachilers and Sambornes ; for full account of 
him see N. H. Prov. Papers, Vol. I. 

1897.] The First Sambornes of Hampton, JSf. H. 59 

In 1651,on petition from Hampton, the General Court (Mass. Col. Rec., 
iii., 253; iv. 67) orders John Samborne & Edw. Colcord to return to their 
owners until they should exhibit some proper power of attorne} 7 , all goods 
&c. taken by them on pretence of being authorized by Rev. Stephen Bach- 

January, 1654, John Samborne and Wm. Estow were appointed " to view 
the upland and medow on this side Strawberry Bank bounds, to ascertain 
who were the proprietors and what their titles were." In this year Chris- 
topher Hussey and John Samborne alone in Hampton refused to withdraw 
their petition to remit Lieut. Pike's fine ; and were fined £10 apiece them- 
selves. Pike had spoken slightingly of the Massachusetts authorities for for- 
bidding an un-ordained man to hold religious services where there was no 
settled pastor; for this a heavy fine had been imposed on him, which his 
neighbors in Hampton, etc. petitioned to have remitted. But the authorities 
so persecuted the petitioners that most of them apologized and withdrew 
their petitions. (Mass. Col. Rec. iii., 367 : iv., 215.) 

February 2, 1657, John Samborne was chosen a Selectman, but exempted. 
March 30, 1657, he was appointed on a committee to see to the building of 
a house for Rev. Mr. Cotton. 

His familiarity with the town records and boundaries led to his being 
chosen on all committees to examine old grants, or to establish boundary- 
lines. Thus in 1651, and again in 1658, he was chosen on a committee to 
"join with the Town Clerk to examine all the grants and appointments of 
lands, highways and the like ; and to perfect the same in the Town Book." 

In 1661 John Samborne was again a selectman, and on March 16 it was 
voted " that Thos. Marston and Willi : Moulton shall join w th John Sam- 
borne to hire the present schoolmaster* for another year, pvided they 
shall not exceed the som of £26. for his year's wages, nor he be more difficult 
in his pay than last year." 

In 1663 he was chosen on committees to examine the allotment of the 
commonage, and to lay out the " New Plantation." 

April 12, 1664, at Salisbury Court he was foreman of the "Jury of 
Tryalls." At Hampton Court, October 1664, it was voted, — "Whereas 
John Samborne was legally chosen by the Military Company at Hampton 
to be their ensign, — it appearing to this Corte that he is not yet a free- 
man, referred to the Gen 11 Corte for confirmation." 

Selectman again in 1665, — on June 20, he, " with Sam 11 Dalton, Town 
Clerk, and M r Seaborne Cotton the Pastor was chosen to express to the 
Com rs in writing the views of the people of Hampton and to assert their 
rights in the lands claimed by Mason." 

May, 1666, John Samborne was made a freeman (Mass. Col. Rec. iv., 
367). In 1666, 1667 and 1669 " M r John Samborne (also called Ensign) 
with Capt. Chr. Hussey and M r Sam 11 Dalton were chosen and ratified by 
the Court as commissioners of small causes for the town of Hampton." 

Selectman again in 1668; in 1669 chosen as Agent by the town of 
Hampton in the boundary dispute with Portsmouth. Also appointed to 
look into the question of Exeter bounds. In 1670, sells to Samuel Tilton 
for £26. five acres of salt marsh on the south side of the Falls River. 

Chosen Selectman in 1671, and appointed a " Commissioner in behalf of 
the country, to work with the Selectmen in making the Country Rate for the 
next six months according to law." 

* John Barsham, H, U. 1658. 

GO The First Sambomes of Hampton, N. H. [Jan. 

"April 25, 1672, Capt. Hussey, Ensign John Samborne and M r Dalton 
wciv appointed to treat with M r Dudley and M r John Gilman to issue 
sill differences betwixt tin: inhabitants of Hampton & Exeter concerning- 
land. Dvided that the said M r Dudley & M r Gilman shall procure the liko 
power from the town of Exeter." 

Selectman in 1074-5, 1078-9. At Salisbury Court Nov. 14, 1676, John 
Samborne was Foreman of the Grand Jury. As Ensign of the Hampton 
Company in 1 677, he signed a petition to Maj. Gen. Denison, asking for 
help. Commissioned Lieutenant of Hampton forces October 15, 1679 (Mass. 
Col. Rec. v., 252). 

When Charles II. decided to make New Hampshire a Royal Province in 
1679, Sir \V. Warren wrote to the Lords of Trade that in Hampton the 
men most eminent and best qualified for His Majesty's Council were Sam 1 . 
Dalton, Capt. Hussey, John Samborne & Nath 1 Wyer (State Papers, 
Colonial, 1670-80). 

In the Cranfield and Mason persecutions we find that John Samborne 
suffered : — 

" W m Fifleld &c. depose that in Oct 1684 being at John Samborne Sen r,, » 
house, when Robert Mason, Sherlock the Marshall and James Leach came to give 
Mason possession, — when Samborne not opening the door, Leach broke it open 
and Sherlock took Samborne prisoner, when Mason told the people openly, — 
This is w r hat you shall all come to " (N. H. Pro v. Papers, L, 539). 

Also in Capt. Henry Dow's diary we find, — u Bro Sambourn put in 
prison, 21 Oct. 1684. Capt. Sherburne & I compared a copie with the 
original execution; & there was no return made upon it the 1st Nov. 

John Samborne's signature appears on the petition against Cranfield in 
1685. In this year he was a Representative. — " At a meeting of the free 
holders of Hampton, Sept 24 1685, M r Nath 11 Weare, Lt. John Samborne 
and Nath 11 Bachiler Sen 1 ' were chosen to serve in the next General Assem- 
bly" (Register, vi. 56). 

Dow's " History of Hampton " says he served as Lieutenant in King 
William's War, 1689. In 1690 he was appointed on a committee to wait 
on M r Pike the new minister. He died Oct. 20, 1692 : his will is not ex- 
tant, the closing words only remaining in an old copy at Exeter: — 

" And for the confirmation of all above written. I trie aboue sayd John 
Samborne Sen r have hereunto sett my hand & affixt my seale this 10 th 
day of October in the yeare of our Lorde 1692 &c 

John Samborne Senior 
In presence of us his marke* (Jo) and seale 

Nath 11 Bachelder Sen r 
Will : Marsden 
Rob : Moulton 
Henry Dow 

" A true Inventory of all y e lands and goods of Left. John Samborne of 

Hampton late deceased upon the 20 th October 1692. 

£ s. d. 
Imprimis the house, orchard & house lott, att . . 44 

About 1 ackers of swamp land 9 

About I ackers salt marsh in ye littel coinon . . 20 

A I >< nit 5 ackers of fresh medow at ye Beach . . 20 

* Undoubtedly, lie was too sick to sign his name; there is no doubt he could write, as 
his name is signed to many deeds, petitions, &c. 

1897.] The First Sambornes of Hampton, JV. H. 


3 ackers of medow & 1 of upland .... 14 

About 10 ackers of upland in ye East Field near the 

great causeway 

A track of land at ye new plantation, about 70 ackers 
A track of land half goodman Tuck's right in a place 

called ye North devition .... 

One share of the Cow Coraon .... 

To 2 Oxen, £7, 3 cows, £7 

To one 3 year old steer com spring 

To one 1 year old & one calf 

To six sheep and lambs 

To 14 swine, great and small .... 

To one ffeather bed, with bad cloths & furnitur . 
To a father bed in ye parlour & badcloths and furnitur 

To one chest of linning, att 

To all his waring clothes, att .... 

To one great puter platter att .... 

To 23 peces of puter, great and small . 

To a tinn dripping pann, to a tinn colender . 

To iron pots, tramel dripping pan tongs cob irons & 

seaverall other peces of iron works . 
To one brass kittel, one coper kittel and other brass 

things as scillets 

To a logging chayne, 2 other chaines axes hoops for 

wheels & other iron work & yoaks 
To 5 yards of new wolling cloth .... 
To table chayers bedsteds tubbs chests & other lumber 

To one gunn & sword & belt 

To a great Bible & other books .... 



































This inventory was taken & goods apprized this 2 of November 1692 by W m 
Maston, Nath 11 Bachiler Henr. Dow & Left John Smith. Henry Dow Esq re 
& Nath 11 Bachiler planter make oathe that they did appraise & take the w th in 
written Inventory amounting to £294. 14. 00. according to their best skill & 
judgement therein. 

Henry Dow 

Nath. Bachiler Sen r 

Lieut. John Samborne married twice, — (1) Mary, d. of Rob. Tuck of 
Gorlston, Suffolk, and Hampton, N. H. She d. Dec. 30, 1668. (2) 
Margaret (Page) Moulton, widow of W m Moulton & dau. of Rob. Page of 
Ormsby, Norfolk, and Hampton, N. H. 
Children : 

i. John, b. about 1649; freeman 1678; m. Nov 19, 1674, Judith, dau. 
of Tristram Coffin of Newbury ; lived in Hampton. Died Nov. 
10, 1723. 

ii. Mary, b. 1651; d. 1654. 

iii. Abigail, b. Feb, 23, 1653 ; m, Ephraim Marston. Died Jan. 3, 1743. 

iv. Richard, b. Jan. 4, 1655 ; freeman 1678 ; m. (1) Dec. 5, 1678, Ruth, 
dau. of William Moulton ; d. May 3, 1685 ; (2) Mary (Drake) Boul- 
ter, dau. of Abraham Drake. Lived in Hampton. 

v. Mary, b. 1657; d. 1660. 

vi. Joseph, b. Mar. 13, 1659; m. Dec. 28, 1682, Mary, dau. of Capt. 
Edward Gove of Hampton. Lived at Hampton Falls. 

vii. Stephen, b. 1661; d. 1662. 

viii. Ann, b. Nov. 20, 1662; m. Samuel Palmer; d. Oct. 4, 1745. 

ix. Dinah, b. ; m. James Marston. 

x. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 27, 1666; m. (1) Rebecca, dau. of James Pres- 
cott of Hampton; d. Aug. 10, 1704; (2) Sarah Nason ; d. Sept. 
1748. Lived at Hampton Falls and Kingston. Died Nov. 9, 1723. 

xi. BENJAMIN, b. Dec. 20, 1668; m. (1) Sarah ; d. Jan. 29, 

1720; (2) Meribah (Page) Tilton, dau. of Dea. Fras. Page; d. 

62 The First Saynbornes of HamjHon, iV. H. [Jan. 

before 1724; (3) Abigail (Gove) Dalton, dan. of Capt. Edw. 
Gove; d. 1751. Lived in Hampton Falls. Died before Oct. 31, 
xii. Capt. Jonathan, b. May 25, 1672; a leading man in Kingston; 
grantee of Chester; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Samuel Sher-' 
burne of Hampton. Died June 20, 1741. 

2. William Samborne, born about 1622. His is the earliest Sam- 
borne record I find at Hampton, — "Nov. 27, 1639, Willi: Samborne (w th 
bis consent) is appointed to ring the bell before meetings on the Lord's 
days & other days, for w ch he is to have 6d. pr. lott of eury one hauing a 
lotte vv th in the towne." 

In June, 1640, a house lot was granted him on the road towards the sea, 
southwest of his brother John's. He was selectman of Hampton 1651, 
1660, 1667, 1671, 1677, 1683. Not so prominent as his older brother, 
but often chosen on town committees. Savage says he was Representa- 
tive, but I have found no record of it. 

Served in King Philip's War. (Register, xliii., 273.) 

May 17, 1647, W m Samborne sold to Serg* Thos. Philbrick for £24 his 
house and houselot between those of W m Fineld & John Brown, 3 acres 
fresh marsh, and 3 acres upland ; 1 share in cow comon (Norf. Deeds, i., 4). 

The will of John Moulton (Norf. Deeds, i., 12), dated 23 rd 1 st mo. 1649, 
proved 8 th 1 st mo. 1650, divides 12 acres between Samborne & dau. Ann: 
to son Samborne 10 acres salt marsh w ch is yet to be appointed; & 4 
acres salt marsh. 

At Hampton Court, 8 th 8 th mo. 1 65 1 , W m Samborne took y e freeman's oath. 

April 18, 1664, Ann Moulton for divers good causes conveys 2 acres to 
Will: Samborne (Norf. Deeds, ii., 96). 

Thos. Philbrick for £35. sells to W m Samborne 10 acres salt marsh, 
Oct. 13, 1665 (Norf. Deeds, ii., 96). June 10, 1667, Nath u Boulter of 
Hampton nominates " my louing friend M r Will : Samborne of Hampton 
as a feoffee in trust " for John and Hannah Souter (Norf. Deeds, ii., 116). 
Aug. 22, 1668, Thos. Philbrick "for valuable consideration' 1 conveys to 
W m Samborne " 3 acres of upland in the East field w ch I sometime bought 
of s d W m Samborne" (Norf. Deeds, ii., 172). Mar. 31, 1673, John 
fFulsham of Exeter conveys to W m Samborne 30 acres in Hampton abut- 
ting on Exeter bounds. 

At Salisbury Court, 14 m 9 th mo. 1676, W m Samborne took the oath for 
a Constable. He died Nov. 18, 1692. Only a fragment of his will is pre- 
served in the old book of copies at Exeter; he leaves to his wife Mary 
certain yearly allowances, and one half of his house. To sou Josiah 50 
acres "in the plaine towards Exeter" and some salt marsh and common- 
age. To son William "a share in the great ox common & one cowe he 

hauing the reste of " To son Mephibosheth, 9 acres near his house, 

\ share of commonage, 8 acres of upland and 25 acres towards Exeter; 
also certain other land " after my wife's decease." To son Steuen my house, 
barne, orchard, 10 acres of salt marsh, \ share of commonage &c. Doubt- 
less the rest of the will dealt with bequests to daughters, but this is all 
that is left. 

"An Inventory of the Estate of William Samborne late off Hampton, de- 
ceased the 18 of November 1692." 

£ s. d. 

Imprimis, 17 ackers of upland 50 

To 20 ackers of medowe 100 

1897.] The First Sambomes of Hampton, N. H. 63 

To housing & barne 50 

To 4 oxen, £12, 4 cowes £8, 4 young cattle £3 . . 23 

To 6 sheep 1 10 

To swine 8 10 

To 20 loads of hay 10 

To 200 ackers of outland 100 

To one share in ye cow comon 10 

To corne 8 

To 2 ffeather beds, blankets & rugs .... 10 

To one couerlet 1 05 

To sheets table cloathes napkins cushens carpets . 10 

To chests & boxes 10 

To puter & earthen ware 2 10 

To iron pots, ketle tramels, cob irons, 1 brass skillet 4 

To a cart plowes chaines & furniture for oxen . . 2 

To a sword & gunns 2 

To waring cloathes 5 

Table chayers wooden ware betel wedges axes &c . 2 

£409 15 
Prized the 1 of the 10 th mo. 1692 by us 

Nath 11 Bachiler Sen r 
John Moulton 

William Samborne married Mary, dau. of John Moulton, of 
Ormsby, Norfolk and Hampton, N. H. 
Children : 

(?) i. Mary, b. ; m. Dec. 17, 1662, Sergt. Jos. Dow. 

(?) ii. Mehitabel, b. ; m. Dec. 23, 1669, Ensign Daniel Tilton. 

iii. William, b. 1652; freeman 1678; m. Jan. 1, 1680, Mary, dau. of 
Thos. Marston of Hampton. Lived in Hampton. Died Oct. 9, 

iv. Josiah, b. ; m. (1) Aug. 25, 1681, Hannah, dau. of William 

Moulton; d. Nov. 6, 1687; (2) Sarah Perkins, widow of Jona- 
than Perkins. Lived in Hampton. Died 1727. 

v. Mercy, b. July 19, 1660; m. Samuel Cass. 

vi. Mephibosheth, b. Nov. 5, 1663 ; m. Lydia, dau. of Hezron Levet 
of Hampton. Lived in Hampton. Died Feb. 5, 1749. 

vii. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 1667 : m. Samuel Marston. 

viii. Stephen, b. Sept. 4, 1671 ; m. July 26, 1693, Hannah, dau. of 
Lieut. James Philbrick of Hampton. Lived in Hampton. Died 
June 25, 1750. 

3. Stephen Samborne; born about 1624. In 1640 was granted a 
house lot next his brother William. In 1641 a member of the company 
selected to build a Pound. In 1651 brought an action vs. Thos. Sleeper 
" for slander, saying hee lost railes and found some of them in ye s d Steven 
Samborne's fence & y t hee had gofe of it." Alas ! the jury found for the 

Oct. 2, 1650, Christopher Hussey sold to Steven Samborne & Sam 11 
Fogge his house and houselot in Hampton, except what he had sold to 
John Samborne. Witness, Steven Bachiler, Edw. Colcord, Job : Redman. 
(Norf. Deeds, i.,19.) 

2 nd 8 th mo. 1651, Steven Samborne was on Jury of Tryalls at Salisbury. 

10 tb 6 th mo. 1654, Steven Samborne, with Sam 11 Fogge, witness a deed 
from John Wheelwright to John Redman. (Norf. Deeds, i., 65.) Aug. 1, 
1655, Nath 11 Boulter sells to W m Moulton " the laud w ch I bought of Steven 
Samborne, sometime of Hampton." (Norf. Deeds, i., 139.) 12 th 6 th mo. 
1654 Steven Samborne " sv^ a seale" sells to Willi: Samborne for £6. 2J 

64 Deed of Samuel Li/nde^ Esq. [Jan. 

acres of salt marsh. Feb. 6, 1654, Steven Samborne was chosen selectman ; 
July 28, 1G54, Robert Drake was chosen to supply the place of Steven 

From the above records it will be seen that he left Hampton about July 
1, 1654. Tradition says he returned to England with his grandfather 
Bachiler; perhaps some record can be found of him there. 

Children, by his wife Sarah : 

i. Saraii, b. June 12, 1651. 
ii. Dorothy, b. Mar. 2, 1653. 

The following note about Stephen Bachiler will be of interest. (Norf. 
Deeds, ii., 437.) "April 8, 1673. Edward Colcord of Hampton, aged 56, aud 
Wm. Fitiekl of Hampton, testify that when M r Stephen Bacheller of Hampton 
was upon his voyage to England, they did hear M r Bacheller say unto his son- 
in-iaw M r Chr. Hussey that in cons n the said Hussey had little or nothing from 
him w th his daughter w ch was then married to the said Hussey, as also in cons n 
that his said son Hussey & his wife had been helpful unto him both formerly & 
in fitting him for his voyage, & for other considerations, he did give to the said 
Hussey all his estate consisting in cattell, household goods & debts, for w ch his 
aforesaid gift he also gave a deed in writing & delivered a copy thereof to the 
said Hussey." 



Deed Dated 1700. 

Communicated by Samuel B. Doggett, Esq., of Boston. 

The following is a copy of an unrecorded deed which I hold. It 
will be of much interest to Bostonians as the conveyance of the 
triangle of land now known as Bowdoin Square. 

The " lane that leads to James Allen's farm ' is now known as 
Green Street, and " the lane leading to Minotts Pasture " as Cam- 
bridge Street. 

" To all People unto whome these presents shall come Samuell Lynd 
of Boston in the County of Sulfolke within the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England Shopkeeper Sendeth Greeting Know yee that I the 
said Samuel Lynd for and in Consideracon of the Summe of Six Pounds 
Current money of New England to me in hand well and truely payd att and 
before the ensealeing & delivery of these presents by James Allen, minister 
David Jeffries Merch', Stephen Minott. Taylor Joseph Belknap jun r and 
Benjamin flitch. Glovers, and Rebecca Harris widdow all of Boston afores d , 
the receipt whereof is hereby to full content and satisfaction acknowledged, 
As also for divers other good causes and considerations me hereunto move- 
ing I the s' 1 Samuell Lynd Have given granted bargained Sold aliened 
enfeoffed conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents Doe ffully freely 
cleerly and absolutely give grant bargaine sell aliene enfeoffe convey and 
conflrme unto s (l James Allen David Jeffries Stephen Minott, Joseph Bel- 
knap jun r Benjamin Fitch and Rebecca Harris their heires and assignes for 
ever to the use herein aftermentioned : 

A Small Peice or parcel of my Land in the Forme of a Tryangle scit- 
tuate lying & being neere unto ye Newfields soe called iu Boston afores d 

1897.] SaltonstalVs Letter to Gov, Winthrop, 65 

bounded Northeasterly upon the Lane that leades to the s d James Aliens 
Farme, Southwesterly upon another lane leadeing to the s d Minotts Pas- 
ture Northwesterly upon Land of the s d Samuell Lynd, and conies to 
a point on the Southeast part thereof where was Formerly a gate. 

Together with the priviledges and appur ces thereof, To have and to 
hold the s d peice or parcel of Land butted and bounded as afores d with 
the priviledges and appurtenances thereof unto the s d James Allen David 
Jeffryes Stephen Minott Joseph Belknap jun r Benjamin Fitch and the s d 
Rebecca Harris, for the only proper use and behoofe of them, and of the 
s d Samuell Lynd, and of their heires and assignes for ever, to lye in com- 
mon, amongst all the s d partyes without being ever built upon or any wayes 
incumbred, as an accomodation or prospect for the benefit 1 of all the s d 
partyes Lands lying in the Newfields afores d Fronting upon the afores d 
Lands, and to ye s d Granted premisses 

In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale the 
Seventeenth day of Aprill Anno Dofn 1 One thousand Seaven hundred 

In the twelfth Yeare of the Reigne of King William the third over Eng- 
land &c a 

Samuel Lynde [seal] 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in presence of us. — 
Dan 11 Powning 
Eliezer Moody. S cr . 

Suffolk Ss Boston, Novem 1 st 1700 

The abovenamed Samuell Lynd ^sonally ap- 
peareing before me the Subscriber one of his 
Maj ties Justices of peace within the County 
afores d , acknowledged this Instrum' to be his 
act & deed. 

= Jer : Dumer. 


Communicated by Mrs. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, of Cambridge. 

The following was copied from an original letter now owned by 
a descendant of Sir Richard Saltonstall, Mrs. Page M. Baker, of 
New Orleans, La. There are two similar original letters from Sal- 
tonstall to Gov. Winthrop, one of which differs in date, the other 
is without date ; both also differ slightly in spelling, capitalization 
and punctuation. One of these has been handed down in the Win- 
throp family and is now owned by Robert C. Winthrop, jr., Esq., of 
Boston. It is dated at " Whitefreyers, the 27th ffebruary 1635" 
which is over a month earlier than the date of this letter — March 
30, 1636. It has been printed in the Collections of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society, fourth series, volume 6, page 579 ; also in 
the second edition of Dr. Henry R. Stiles's History of Windsor, 


SaltonstalVs Letter to Gov. Winthrop. 


Conn., page 45, and in his Stiles Genealogy, page 728. The other 
is in the possession of Richard M. Saltonstall, Esq., of Boston, 
and has been printed in the Collections of the Massachusetts Histo- 
rical Society, second series, volume 8, page 42, also in the first 
edition of Dr. Stiles's Windsor, page 843. A careful comparison 
of the three orignal letters has shown beyond doubt that they are 
all genuine, each bearing the seal and the well known signature 
of Sir Richard Saltonstall. 

Good m r Winthropp 

Being Credibly informed (as by the inclosed may appeare) y* there hath 
beene some abuse & Iniurie done me by m r Ludlow & oth rs of dorchester 
who would not suffer ffrancis Styles & his men to Impaile grounds where I 
appointed them att Connectacut Although both by patent w ch I tooke aboue 
four yeares since & p r possession Dorchester men being then unsettled & 
seekeing up the Riuer aboue the falls for A place to plant upon, but findeing 
none better to theire Likeing, they speedily came backe againe & dis- 
charged my workemen Casting Lotts upon that place where he was pur- 
posed to begin his worke. Notwithstanding he often tould them what 
great Charge I had beene at in sending hime & so many men to prepare A 
house againest my Comeing and Inclose grounds for my Cattle and how the 
damage would fall heauie upon those y* thus hindered me, whom francis 
Styles Conceined to haue best right to make Choyse of any place there. 
Notwithstanding they resisted hime slighteing me with many unbeseeming 
words such as he was unwilling to relate to me, but iustifie upon his Oath 
before authoritye when he is Called to it. Therfor we haueing appoynted 
you to be our Gouerno 1 " there, the rest of the Company being sensible of 
this affront to me would haue signifyed theyr myndes In A generall Letter 
unto you but I tould them sith it did Concerne my selfe In p ticuF & might 
p haps breed some Iealousies In the people & so distast them with our 
Go^m* wherupon they aduised me writte unto you to request you wth all 
speed and diligence to Examine this this \_sic~] matter & if (for the substance) 
you find it as to us it appeares by this Information heerwith sent you y fc 
then In A faire & gentile way you giue notice to Dorchester men of this 
great wronge they haue done me (being the first y* to furth r this designe 
sent my Pinace thither att my owne great Charge of almost A thousand 
pounds w ch now is cast away by theyr detaineing her so long before she 
could unlayd & for w ch iniustice I may requier Satisfaction as also for my 
puision w ch cost aboue fiue hundreth pounds & are now (I heare) almost 
all spent by this meanes & not any payleing as yet set up att that place 
where I appointed them w ch had I but Imagined they would haue thus 
greedily Snatched up all y e best grounds upon y 1 Riuer my Pinace should 
rather haue sought A pylott att New Plymouth then to haue stayed teen 
dayes as she did in y e Bay to haue giuen them such warneing thus to p r uent 
me) And Lett them Spaire as (I am tould) they may very well forth of y l 
great great [_sic'] quantity they haue Ingrossed to them selues so much as my 
p portion comes too & if they haue built any houses there upon I will pay 
them their reasonable Charges for the same but I pray you Bither goe your 
selfe w th Some skillfull men w th you or send Sergieut Gardiner & Som w m 
him to sett out my ground where it may be most Conuenient betweene 
Plymouth Truckinhouse and the falls according to my directiones giuen 
both to the maister of my Pinace and ffraucis Styles w ch I thiuke they will 

1897.] Gerrish Family Bible Record. 67 

not now denye me understanding what Charges I am at (w th others of the 
Company) to secure this Riu rs mouth for the defence of them all wherin 
we hope you will neglect no meanes according to our great trust reposed 
In you. thus beseeching the Lord to psp the worke begun I Comend you 
with all our affaires under your Charge to the gratious direction & p tection 
of our good God I whom I am 

Whyte freyers Ls 30 m r ch 1636 

Pray you Comend me after yo r selfe 

to yo r good wife & Sergient Gardiner 

w th his fellow Soldier whom I 

purpose God willing to visit this 

Sumer if he will p uid A house Yo r most Assured fFreind. 

to receiue me and myne at my Ric : Saltonstall 


To his assured kinde freind 

m r John Winthropp the younger 

at Boston these be dd 

[Endorsed] S r Richard Saltonstall 



Copied by Mrs. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, of Cambridge, Mass. 

The following record is copied from a family bible now in the 
possession of William Gerrish of Chelsea. He has presented to this 
Society a photographic facsimile of the record. The entries to and 
including the birth of Paul Gerrish, Aug. 18, 1688, are in the 
handwriting of John Gerrish of Dover, N. H. The remaining entries 
are in that of his son Timothy of Dover. 

A record of the Gerrish family of Dover, by the late Rev. Alonzo 
H. Quint, D.D., is printed in the Register, vol. vi., pp. 258-9. 
This record corrects the date of John Gerrish's birth, and adds 
names and dates to the Gerrish and also to the Elliott family : — 

[John] Gerrish Was Borne y e 12 Feburary 1645. 

Was mareyed to Elizabeth Waldron y e 19 of Agust 1667 and my son 
John Gerrish was Borne y e 21 of Agust 1668 a bought 4 of y e Clocke in 
y e after noone. 

my Son : Richard Gerrish was Borne y e 17 tb : Aprill abought 8 of y e 
Clocke in y e Morning 1670 : 

My Dafter Annah Gerrish was Borne y e 30 th January 1671 at 12 of y e 
Clock at Night 

My Dafter Elizabeth Gerrish was Born y e 28 of May 1674 : at 5 of y e 
Cloke afternon 

My Son William Gerrish was Born y e 8 th March abought 12 of y e Cloke 

68 A Local Scandal. [Jan. 

My son Samuell Gerrish was Born: y e 15 th March at 11 Clock at 
Night 1678. and he Desseced this Life Desem : 6 at Nine Clock : at Night 
of 78 

Mv Son Nathe n ll Gerrish was Born : the 19 day ocktober att 3 of y e 
Clocke at Night — 1679 : — 

My Dafter Serah Gerrish was Born : y e Last Day of July 1681 

My son Timothy Gerrish was Born Aprill 21 : 1684: 

My son Benjamen Gerrish was Born : Sep^m : 6 th : 1686. 

My son Paul Gerrish was Born : the 13 th : January at 11 of y e Clock at 
Night in y e year 1688 

Sarah Gerrish deseced this Life 29 th . July at 11 of y e Cloke 1697 
My father G Deyed in 69 year of his age in Desem r 19 th 1714 
My mother G Deyed in her 79 year of her age in Desem r 7 th L724 
My father in Low Robart Eleot Deyed in 82 year of his age in March 
24 th 1724 

My B r o John Gerrish Deyed in 69 year of his age on Feb y 21 to 1737-8 
My B r o Paul Gerrish Deyed in 55 year of his age in June 6 m 1743 
My B r o Benj a . Gerrish Deyed in 64 year of his age on June 28 th 1750 

Efrom Joy and Sarah Nocke was Married 22 d : of feburary 1703 


By Hon. Samuel A. Green, LL.D., of Boston, Mass. 

The two following papers are found among the Shattuck manu- 
scripts belonging to the New-England Historic Genealogical 
Society, and refer probably to some local gossip or scandal at Water- 
town. All the persons therein mentioned had previously lived 
there, but at the date of the writing Lawrence, Ong, Shattuck and 
Whitney were residents of Groton, and among the earliest settlers 
of the town. Jonathan Phillips was son of the first minister of 
Watertown, and John Sherman was the third minister of the same 

we whose names are under writen doe testyfy that wharas John shad- 
wick [Shattuck] hath reported that Jacob Ong did see & could testyfy that 
Jonathan philips hath acted unsiuely with mary dauis we disiscorsing with 
him the sayd Jacob Ong consarning it he sayd he could say nothing [that] 
could hurt the sayd Jonathan nor never saw any unsiuel caridg by him 
the sayd Jonathan witnes our hand this 

1 October 66 nathaunil Lawranc 

from groten Joshua whitney 

mary whitneys X marke 

Honoured S r 

M r Danforth 

The bearer hereof desiring it with such importunity as her present 

exercize hath pressed her to y e use of, I am constreyued to signify 

1897.] Notes and Queries. 69 

y* Jo: Shathock (as I have been by knowing psons & of credit in- 
formed) carryed it soe at Groton in y e short time of his abode there, 
that, if y e character given of him be true, little credit is to be given 
to any thing which hath noe other & better evidence then his tes- 

S r I am 

yo r humble Servant 
Jon : Sherman 



Alden, Homans, Jones. — Dr. Ebenezer Alden, in his Alden Memorial, states 
that Elizabeth Alden (95) was daughter of Nathaniel (39), granddaughter of 
Nathaniel (13), and second wife of Capt. John Homans of Dorchester. All 
of these statements are incorrect. Elizabeth Alden was daughter of Nathaniel 
(35) and granddaughter of John CIO). She married Anthony Jones of Hopkin- 

Capt. John Homans's first wife, Hannah (Osborne), died June 15, 1747. They 
were married May 24, 1725, at Bristol, R. I., by Rev. Nathaniel Cotton. He 
married second, Nov. 28, 1748, Rebecca Gray. She was born Jan. 2, 1731, was 
daughter of Joseph Gray of Boston, and died Dec. 12, 1777. On Dorchester 
records Rebecca appears as mother of all the children who are given by Dr. Al- 
den as issue of Elizabeth Alclen. 

Anthony Jones was son of John and Elizabeth (Simpson) Jones. He was 
born June 8, 1723, married Feb. 9, 1747, Elizabeth Alden, and died April 8, 1782, 
aged 59 years. She died 1783, in her 54th year. Their children, all baptized 
in Hopkinton, were: Nathaniel Alden, bapt. Aug. 21, 1748, m. Lois Claflin; 
Hannah, bapt. Dec. 31, 1749 or '50; Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 27, 1750; Anthony, 
bapt. July 1, 1753; John, bapt. March 30, 1755, m. Hannah Homes; Isaac, bapt. 
Sept. 18, 1757, m. Martha Butler; Samuel, bapt. March 17, 1759; Sarah, bapt. 
Oct. 5, 1760, m. Aaron Butler; Lydia, bapt. Sept. 26, 1762; Anna, bapt. Aug. 
^6, 1764; Ann, bapt. Sept. 7, 1766; Elisha, bapt. July 10, 1768; Mehitable, bapt. 
May 13, 1770; Simpson, bapt. Sept. 13, 1772. 

In 1736, Edward Tyng, Temple Nelson and Nathaniel Alden petitioned the 
General Court for " a Grant of a Tract of province Land for themselves and the 
other heirs of their Respective fathers," Col. Edward Tyng, John Nelson, Esq., 
and Capt. John Alden, all deceased, " in consideration of the Great Charge and 
Sufferings of their said Fathers in a long Captivity in France being in the 
Service of the province when taken." Capt. John Alden's heirs appointed, 
April 15, 1736, Col. John Jones of Hopkinton their attorney to prosecute this 
claim against the Proviuce. In 1764 he succeeded in obtaining a grant of 400 
acres, the proceeds of which were divided among the Alden heirs in 1786. Re- 
ceipts were given in the settlement of this grant for all shares excepting one 
third of William Alden's (12) part, amounting to £8. 14s. 5£d. William Valen- 
tine, administrator of the estate of Elizabeth (Alden) Jones (widow of An- 
thony), received £13. Is. 8d. as her share, "it being the fourth part of the 
share of John Alden (10 J son of the said John Alden" (2). This receipt does 
not give the name of her father, but as Samuel and Anna Burrill received' one 
half (£26. 3s. 4d.) of John Alden's (10) share, and Michael Homer received the 
remaining fourth (£13. Is. 8cl.), " it being the fourth part of the share of John 
Alclen (10), son of the said John Alden (2) and one half of the fall share which 
Nathanial Alden was heier to," her part must have been the other half of Na- 
thaniel Alden's share. C. H. Wight. 

415 Broadway, New York City* 
VOL. li. 7 

70 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Lydia Eliot, the Kleptomaniac. — English and American newspapers have 
recently contained many articles in regard to a notorious case of kleptomania, 
so-called, which is defined a morbid impulse or desire to steal. An early in- 
stance of this idiosyncrasy in New England is minutely mentioned in the 
records of the Itoxbury (Mass.) Church, as follows :— 
11 Anno 1655. 

26 d , G 1 ". Lydia Eliot being convict of theft & lying & pride, all w ch became 
famous & notorious she was cast out of ye Church. Her theift was ye taking 
away of lace from one shop in Boston, & neer ye space of a year after, stealing 
away a Tiffany Hood out of another shop, and being charged w th these things 
by ye Owners, she denyed y m ag n & againe, but afterw d was found out & made 
restitution. (She stole also a skaine of yarn of halfe a pound, w ch was found 
out after her excomunication.) 

2 d . 9 m 1656. Lydia Eliot upon her humiliation & repentance was received 
againe &ye Church confirmed their love to her." 

P. 252, Roxbury Church Records. 

The Roxbury Church members would have been aghast at the long, high- 
sounding name, kleptomania, but they knew what it was to be a thief, and acted 
accordingly. Although their treatment of the case was different from that now 
thought appropriate, it was successful. 

Who was this Lydia Eliot? John Eliot, "the Apostle," had a sister and a 
niece of this name. 

His sister Lydia was baptized at Nazeing, Essex, Eng., as Lidia Eleot, July 
1st, 1610. She became the wife of James Penniman of Boston, Mass., before 
1633, who died in 1664. In 1665 she was married to Thomas Wight of Dedham 
(his second wife). Her will was proved in 1676. She could not have been the 
kleptomaniac, as at the time of the accusation and the discipline she was Lydia 
(Eliot) Penniman. 

The neice, Lydia Eliot, was the daughter of Deacon Philip Eliot (deacon in 
his brother's church at Roxbury) . Her baptism appears in the Nazeing Church 
Records, thus: — "1631. Lede Eliot, daughter of Philip Eliot, 12 June." Un- 
der the date, " 4 m . 20 d . 1652," it appears in the Roxbury Church Records that 
"Lydia Eliot, daughter to Deacon Eliot confirmed. Since dismissed to ye 
Church at Taunton, Anno 1666." She is mentioned in the will of her father, 
Philip, made " 21. 8. 1657," to whom he gives £60. The record of Lydia, the 
niece, hardly warrants the conclusion that she was the guilty one, though this 
may have been. Insanity may have been in the family. Her cousin Benjamin, 
son of the Apostle, Judge Sewall found " much touched as to his understand- 
ing," for which assertion he gives illustrations. 

But there may have been more than two Lyclia Eliots, or a servant may have 
assumed this surname; not an uncommon practice in some of the early settle- 
ments of this country. 

New York City. Ellsworth Eliot, M.D. 

Cornwall, Conn. — In the Records of the First Church, of this town, I find 
under the heading " Account of Deaths." — 


" Whitney Dyed Army 5 June. 

John Chrischoy (?) an Indian In ye army ag d 12. 
Lemuel Gillet Dy d In y e army Nov. 3d. 
Simmons Dyed In the army Nov. 3d. 

The folowg Dye d on their Return from N. York where they had been In Cap- 
tivity — 
John Hart, Gershom Gibs 
Elisha Brunson, Zephaniah Wicks 
Joseph Harrison, Daniel Ailing 

D (?) John Patterson after he ariv d home from New York Jany 24. 

William Pierc Dy d a few Day aftr Rec d from Imprisn* from N. York." 

Under date of 1784 occurs the name of "Lieut. Ebenezer Dibble" whose 
genealogy was printed in the Register for Oct. 1892, p. 399. 

Cornwall, Ct. E. C. Starr, Pastor of First Church. 

1897.] Notes and Queries. 71 

Breck. — In the " Genealogy of the Breck Family," by Samuel Breck, U.S.A., 
the author assumes that the first of the Sherborn branch of the family was 
Thomas 1 Breck; and that Elinor Breck, who married Benjamin Crane in 1656, 
was the daughter of Edward 1 Breck, the head of the Dorchester branch. That 
these assumptions are erroneous is proved by the following deed : May 24, 
1724, Thomas Jones of Holliston and John Richardson of Medway deed to 
John Breck of Sherborn their right in certain divisions of lands iu Sherborn 
laid out in the right of John and Thomas Breck, late of Sherborn, deceased, 
and in the right of John Breck Senior, late of Sherborn, deceased; Jones and 
Richardson having bought their above right from the heirs of Elinor Crane of 
Stow, deceased, "the natural sister of John Breck, deceased." (Middlesex 
Deeds, Vol. 27, folio 111.) 

The above deed shows that the first Breck of the Sherborn branch was John 1 
Breck, senior. He died January 3, 1660, and his death was recorded at Med- 
field, as Sherborn was not then incorporated as a town. He was probably 
brother of Edward 1 Breck of Dorchester. His children were : 

1. John 2 Breck of Sherborn, who died Aug. 20, 1690. He was evidently un- 
married. His brother Thomas administered his estate, which was inherited by 
his brother and sister. 

2. Thomas 2 Breck of Sherborn. He m. at Dorchester, Feb. 12, 1656, Mary, 
dau. of John Hill. He d. at Sherborn, April 23, 1703 (in the Breck Genealogy 
this date is wrongly given as April 3, 1723), and the settlement of his estate 
shows that he left the following children : John Breck (the grantee of the 
above deed) ; Mary, still unmarried in 1721; Sarah, m. Eleazer Hill; Susanna, 
m. John Adams; Bethia, m. Joseph Daniels; Hannah; Samuel, d. unmarried; 
Esther, m. John Richardson. 

3. Elinor Breck, who m. Benjamin Crane. W. E. Stone. 

Standish Pedigree of the late Hon. Ariel Standish Thurston, of Elmira, 
N. Y. (Register, vol. 49, p. 90). He was the son of 

Stephen Thurston and his wife Philomelia Parish, of Rowley, Mass., who was 
the daughter of 

Rev. Elijah Parish and his wife Eunice Foster, of Byfield, Mass., who was 
the daughter of 

Nathan Foster and his wife Hannah Standish, of Norwich, Ct., who was the 
daughter of 

Dea. Josiah Standish and his wife Sarah, daughter of Samuel Allen, of Brain- 
tree, Mass., who was the son of 

Capt. Josiah Standish and his wife Mary Dingley, of Duxbury, Mass., who 
was the son of 

Capt. Myles Standish and Barbara . The valiant Captain of the Ply- 
mouth Colony. 

Note. — Mrs. Hannah Standish Foster was the grandmother of the late Hon. Lafayette 
Standish Foster, of Connecticut, U. S. Senator and Vice-President ex-officio, after the 
death of President Lincoln. 

Security Building, St. Louis, Mo. C. C. Gardiner. 

Bond Family Bible Record. — The following record is copied from the back 
of the title-page of an old Bible now owned by Arthur Thomas Bond of Bos- 
ton. It gives the children of Rowlandson and Priscilla (Williams) Bond of 
Arundel and Cape Ann. See Bradbury's History of Kennebunkport, page 228. 

Samuel Bond Born Mar 1749 Died Oct. 9, 1803. 

Patience Bond Born April 19, 1751. 

Thomas Bond Born September 16 1753. 

Levina Bond Born May 2 1756. 

John Bond Born Dec r 2 1758. 

Joseph Bond Born May 4 1761. 

Sarah Bond Born April 23, 1763. 

Moses Bond Born June 23 1765. 

Aaron Bond Born September 29 1767. 

Solomon Bond Born January 26 1770. 

Lydia Bond Born March 14 1774. W. P. G. 

72 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Fitch. — The following inscription is copied from a gravestone in the old 
burying ground at Lebanon, Conn. : 

" Here lies the body of Capt. Nathaniel Fitch who, in his life, was useful to 
the world, and rendered himself beloved and esteemed by Kindness, humanity,- 
Benevolence and other Virtues, and in a comfortable hope of divine Accept- 
ance through Christ departed May 14, 1759 in the 80 th year of his age." 

Miss Emma C. King. 

Merrill Family.— I have a bible, printed by Henry Hills and John Field, 
16G0, bought at the sale of the Rev. Mr. Morell, formerly Congregational min- 
ister at Denton, Norfolk, in which, at the end of the Old Testament, occur the 
following memoranda: " Filius Edwardus Merrill Natus Octob. 21, 1719. paulo 
post hora primam matutiua. baptizatus 12. Nov. a D r . Tong. Testes sunt Dnus 
Honywood Sen r . & Junior Dnus Burren Spicer, Dna Dawes, Burren Johnson, 
Anna Honywood, Bamford." " Zacharias alter mortem obijt 27. die Sept. 
1717"; and at the end of the New Testameut: " perlect. Dec. 7. 1709," "Horum 
No. 5. 1712." J. J. Raven, D.D., F.S.A. 

Fressingfield Vicarage, Suffolk, England. 


Williams. — Nathaniel Williams, from the vicinity of Norwich or New Lon- 
don, Conn., moved to Herkimer Co., New York, and in 1794 was one of nine 
men that bought Lot No. 5 in Henderson's patent. This Nathaniel Williams is 
said to have married his wife Dimmis before going to Herkimer Co. 

Five children were born there: Freelove, William, Lodowick, Nabbe and 
Polly. The name Lodowick is uncommon in a New England family ; but Lam- 
bert Williams of Groton, Conn., married Mary, daughter of William Chester, 
and their first child wasLodewick, born in Groton, Feb. 14, 1797. Could there 
be any connection between these families? 

Wanted, the parentage and birthplace of Nathaniel Williams, and the same 
of his wife Dimmis. Mrs. Harry Rogers. 

2216 Trinity Place, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Thompson. — I have in my possession data collected in Lenham, Kent Co., 
England, concerning John, Henry, Anthony and Elizabeth Thompson, who came 
to this country in 1639. I would like to identify this John with John of Strat- 
ford if possible. Can any one help me? The descent I have from John Thomp- 
son is through Ambrose and Sarah Wells, whose son Ambrose married Ann 
Booth, whose daughter Dorithy married Arnold Tibbals of Milford, Ct. 

Milford, Ct. Mrs. Nathan G. Pond. 

Malcom. — The late Bev. Howard Malcom, D.D., was the son of John James 
Malcom of Philadelphia. He was the son of John Malcom, who married Hannah 
Roberts in Philadelphia in 1772. (Hannah Roberts was granddaughter of Hugh 
Roberts, one of William Penn's council. 

Who was the father of John Malcom? There is a vague tradition that he 
was a sea captain during the Revolution and died at sea. Any information on 
this line will be gratefully acknowledged by Granville Malcom. 

Haverford, Penn. 

Dewey. — Where can the evidence be found that Thomas Dewey, the settler 
at Dorchester between 1630 and 1633, came from Sandwich, Kent Co., England? 

Where can the record of Israel Dewey, born 1673 (son of Israel Dewey of 
Windsor, Conn.), be found? He had sons Israel and Jabez, and died before 
January, 1630-1. Jabez lived at Stonington, Conn. (I have his record.) 

Whose daughter was Sarah, born about 1682, who married about 1700 David 
Dewey (born 1675 at Windsor, Conn., died 1712 at Westfield, Mass.)? 

Westfield, Mass. Louis Marinus Dewey. 

1897.] Notes and Queries. 73 

Clark. — In a " Clark Genealogy" in the room of the Historical Society of 
New London, Conn., appears the following item : " Mary Clark m. Saml. Hun- 
tington of Lebanon Conn. : Their children. Sarah b. 1701. John 1706. Simon 
1708." In a pencil note are added these dates: " Dau. Hannah b. 1703. Abigail 
b. 1710, m. James Calkins Jr. Sarah b. 1710, m. Jno. Calkins." Can any one 
give the name of the husband of Hannah Huntington, b. 1703? 

Xenia, Ohio. (Miss) Emma C. King. 

Genealogical Queries :— 

1. Who were the parents of Abigail wife of Samuel Jones, who appears in 
Woburn about 1698? Samuel Jones was son of Hugh of Salem. 

2. Who were the parents of Jemima, the wife of Nathan Clark, of Brain- 
tree? She married Nathan Clark about 1703. 

3. Who were the parents of Nathaniel Etheridge, of Dorchester, who mar- 
ried Susanna Wyatt in 1700? 

I will pay for correct answers to above questions, $2.00 each. 

Sutherland Boad, Boston. J. G. Bartlett. 

Clough and Alden. — Who were the parents of Ephraim Clough who is rn 
Belchertown, Mass., before 1776 and deeds land to son Benjamin for natural 
love and affection 1778? I would like to know the wife of Ephraim Clough and 
his family. A Joseph Clough of Salem sells land in Hampshire County, but I 
do not find him living in Hampshire County. 

Edmund 3 Chandler, son of Joseph 2 , marries Elizabeth Alden, daughter of 
Jonathan 2 Alden, and has Joseph, John, Benjamin, Samuel; Mary married Jo- 
seph Bartlett; Keturah and Sarah; and a daughter married Isaac Simmons, jr., 
and died leaving Deborah, Isaac and — I think the name was Lea. Edmund 
died, and his widow died in 1782. I would like the families of all these children. 

4 Gale Place, Troy, iV. Y. /y^^^J^^yjC^ Mrs. Charles L. Alden. 

Capt. William Welshman. — I very much desire to learn something about 
Capt. William Welshman, master of the ship Moleneaux, which sailed from 
Boston to West Indies, May 9, 1758. The Massachusetts Gazette reports Capt. 
William Welshman, Sr., died at sea August 1772. King's Chapel Records has 
death of Elizabeth, wife of William Welshman, July 28, 1755. Probably she 
was Elizabeth Fulford, b. Marblehead, 1717, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth 
Fulforcl. There was also a Captain William Welchman of a snow arriving at 
and sailing from Boston, February, November and December, 1773. He visited 
Masonic Lodges June and December 1773. A. A. Folsom. 

Brookline, Mass. 

King. — Who were the King ancestors of Jabez King, of Middleboro', Mass., 
b. 1729, d. 1813, and buried at Woodstock, Vt.? His wife, Mary, b. 1736, d. 
1813. They had children : Elizabeth, Daniel, Mary, Jabez, Joanna, Sylvia, 
Philene, Ebenezer, born between 1755 and 1780. Rufus King. 

Yonkers, N. Y. 

Daniels. — Will any of the readers of the Register kindly give me the lineal 
ancestry of the Asa or Asaph Daniels who came from one of the older colonies 
to Annapolis, N. S., in 1769, and a record of his children? He had sons Ephraim 
and probably Joseph, and others, at least one of whom was born before his im- 
migration. A. W. Savary. 

Annapolis, Nova Scotia. 

Baxter — Taylor. — Fifty dollars will be paid to the first person furnishing 
me with the name of the father of Elihu Baxter, born in Tolland County, 
Conn., Dec. 18, 1749; died in Norwich, Vt., Dec. 18, 1835. Twenty-five dollars 
for same information respecting his wife, Triphena Taylor, born in Pelham, 
N. H. (?) Sept. 24, 1762; died in Norwich, Vt., May 14, 1825. 

One hundred dollars will be paid for the Family Bible. 

Brunswick, Maine. P. P. Baxter. 

74 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Peirce. — I am trying to trace my ancestry back to the settlement of this coun- 
try. I think that my branch sprang from Capt. Michael Peirce of Scituate, 
who was killed by Narragansett Indians in 1676. He had ten children, Persis 
(1646), Benjamin, Elizabeth, Deborah, Ann, John, Abiah, Ruth, Ephraim and 

John had seven, Michael, John, Jonathan, Ruth, Jael, David and Clothier, all 
born between 1684 and 1698. 

I find by the Register, vol. 21, page 63, that a John Peirce was located at 
Gloucester in 1712, but it adds, " Of this man's family or posterity we know 

I can go back through Samuel (1800-1860) and Benjamin (1762-1838) of Har- 
persfield, N. Y., to Ebenezer of Freetown, Mass. (1733-1816), and I am inclined 
to think that he, with his brothers John, Elisha, Obediah, and sisters Martha, 
Lydia, Abigail and Sybil, belongs to the aforesaid John. 

I write to ask if my assumption be reasonable, or if any one can contradict 
it by telling us who Ebenezer's father was? 

Mrs. Mary Peirce Johnson. 

219 Jackson Park Terrace, Chicago, HI. 

Rider. — Who was Samuel of Yarmouth, afterwards of Rochester, who mar- 
ried in 1719 Rebecca Winslow? Sarah West Ryder. 

284 32d St., Chicago, III. 

Burnet. — Mary Burnet, daughter of Governor William Burnet, Governor of 
New Jersey and New York, 1720-27, and of Massachusetts, 1728-29, married 
William Browne, of Salem, and had a son, William Burnet Browne, born at 
Salem 1738, died in Virginia 1784. He married Judith Carter, daughter of Col. 
Charles Carter, of Virginia. What children, if any, did he have, and w r hat 
became of them? William Nelson. 

Pater son, N. J. 

Skelton — McClane. — Further information is wanted concerning Patrick and 
Margaret (McClane) Skelton and their ancestry. Patrick Skelton and Margaret 
McClane were married Dec. 13, 1737, at the "hour of ten." Patrick Skelton 
was taxed in East Calu township, Chester Co., Pa., in 1753. He died Feb. 8, 
1780, and his wife Margaret died Jan. 28, 1760. They had a son Alexander 
Skelton, who married Rachel Maris. Were there other children? 

Kennett Square, Pa. Lydia C. Skelton. 

Dunton and Skinner. — Wanted, the ancestry of 

(1) Samuel Dunton of Willington, Conn. He was sargeant of Sixth Com- 
pany, Third Battalion Wadsworth's Brigade, Revolutionary War. His wife 
was Lois, daughter of Timothy and Dinah Pearl. 

(2) Lieutenant John Skinner of Hebron, Conn. He was lieutenant of the 
Lexington Alarm Company from that town, second lieutenant of Tenth Com- 
pany, Fourth Connecticut Regiment (Col. Hinman's), 1775, and served again in 
1776 with Connecticut troops, as first lieutenant, Revolutionary War. His wife 
was Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth Merrills of Hebron. He died 
in Ballston, N. Y., August 29, 1819. Zoeth S. Eldredge. 

Bohemian Club, San Francisco, Cal. 


Robinson Crusoe's Sweethearts. — Mr. Waters, in the October number of 
the Register, has hit upon the very last will and testament of Alexander Sel- 
kirk ; but it was not the only one, and in fact has previously been mentioned in 
print as stated in the editor's note. In the Scots Magazine for August, 1805 
(Vol. 67, pages 670-674) are some interesting " Anecdotes of Alexander Sel- 
kirk." This article (with a wrong reference) is the source of the mention in 
John Howell's " Life." The Scots Magazine alludes to the will made at Oars- 

1897.] 2Totes and Queries. 75 

ton in Devon, in favor of Frances Candis, Selkirk's new wife in that particular 
port, and mentions her quick consolation with a new husband, Hall, and her 
eagerness after Selkirk's effects, but with pardonable Scottish pride congratu- 
lates us on the fact that, though the Englishwoman " swept away whatever he 
[Selkirk] possessed," yet " those curious relicks, his chest, and his musket, and 
his paternal cot in Largo, were too distant to be clutched by her rapacious 
gripe." No mention is made of her alleged visit to Largo, as quoted from 
Howell by the editor of the Register. Though the will found by Mr. Waters 
is only alluded to, another previous will is given in full, as well as a long power 
of attorney. Both show that Frances Candis was only a recent accession to 
Robinson Crusoe's tender heart. The sweetheart of the port of Plymouth had 
had a predecessor in the port of London not long before; we know not how 
many others in the interval. The power of attorney and the will, both dated 
the 13th of January, 1717-18, are both in favor of the same lady, described in 
the first as " my trusty and loving friend Sophia Bruce, of the Pall Mall, Lon- 
don, spinster," and in the second "my loveing and well-beloved friend Sophia 
Bruce of the Pelmel, London, spinster." Selkirk describes himself as of Largo 
in the shire of Fife in North Britain. Nearly everything is left to Sophia, in- 
cluding, after his father's death, " a certain house in or on a place called the 
Craggy Wall in Largo aforesaid, being the eastmost house, as my proper es- 
tate." In the will £10 is given to his loveing friend Katherine Mason, the wife 

John Mason of the parish of Covent 

Garden, merchant taylor, and after Sophia 
'uce's death, his Largo estate to his 

nephew Alexander, son of David Selkirk 
Q^J " " ™ " " " N of Largo, tanner. Both documents are 
witnessed by Alexander Bushan and Sarah Holman before John Thomas, jr., 
notary public of Wapping. I send a tracing of Selkirk's signature. 


9 Coptic Street, W. C. London. 

tate." In the will £10 is given to his lov 

Marriage Intentions in Pepperrellborough (Register, Vol. L., p. 13). 
— Miss E. E. Dana suggests that the " Polly Tappan of ( — -osta?) " published 
April 19, 1772, was Mary, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Tappan, of Manchester, 
Mass., who is said to have married a Fairfield. 

A close examination of the original record, which is in a very dilapidated 
condition, indicates that Manchester is the correct reading. As Dr. Josiah 
Fairfield was a resident of Pepperrellboro', it is probable also that the name 
Josiah should be substituted for Jordan in this copy of the records. 

Francis E. Blake. 

Nope. — In the Register for April, 1894, Dr. Charles Edward Banks has an 
article on the Nomenclature of Martha's Vineyard. On page 204 of that num- 
ber he says : " In Drake's Old Indian Chronicle (p. 51), a unique title appears, 
1 Nope or Marthas Vineyard '. No other occurrence of this singular word has 
come to the notice of the writer." In Daniel Gookin's " Historical Collections 
of the Indians in New England " (Mass. Hist. Coll., vol. 1), the author begins 
chapter ix. thus : " Martha's Vineyard, or Martin's Vineyard, called by the In- 
dians Nope, which we have in the former book described," etc. From this ex- 
tract it appears that the word " Nope " is of Indian origin ; and it is mentioned 
several times in Gookin's work. Samuel A. Green. 

Mercy and Mary. — Some time ago I sent a query to the Register about the 
interchangeable use of the names " Mercy " and " Mary," which was printed in 
the April number (p. 225) for 1896. Since then I have noted two other in- 
stances of the kind which are here given : — 

In Dr. Bond's History of Watertown (p. 309), under Jennison, the author 
mentions " Mercy (' Mary') bap. Ap. 22, 1753,"— evidently showing that he had 
found both forms of the name. 

Again, in the second edition of Binney's History of the Prentice Family 
(p. 172), the author speaks of one Mary Jennison, and then adds in a note that 
in the Lancaster records she is called Mercy Jennison. These two women were 

76 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

not identical, though bearing the same name, as the first one was married in 
1774. and the other died in 175G. 

I do not think that any misspelling of the word " Mary" clears up the con- 
fusion or explains away the difficulty. 

Samuel A. Green. 

Snow.— In the Register for July, 1894, page 347, was a query, " Who was 

Hannah , wife of Prence 3 Snow (Mark, 2 Nicholas 1 ) ? " Being a descendant 

of Prence Snow, I became interested. 

Lieut. Prence Snow died at Harwich 1742, leaving, by will, to his wife Han- 
nah " the land in Mansfield, Conn., her father gave her." 

Early this summer I went to Mansfield, Conn., and searched the land records. 
In book 5, page 174, is recorded an agreement dividing a large tract of land, and 
signed March 23, 1746-7 by " Thos. Storrs, Esq. attyr for Mrs. Hannah Snow 
and Mr. David Burgess who had 2-5, Theophilus Hall, Esq., who had purchased 
2-5, and Mr. Joseph Eldridge who had purchased 1-5." The record states the 
land belonged " originally to Samuel Storrs, one of the first settlers." 

Samuel Storrs's will is copied in the " Storrs Family." It was dated May 22, 
1717, and recorded July 7, 1719, at Mansfield. In it he gives " to my five daugh- 
ters, Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth, Lydia, Esther" 160 acres of land, "equally 
among them." 

Samuel Storrs lived in Barnstable from 1663 to about 1700. His daughter 
Sarah married Thomas Burgess, 2d, and their son David Burgess evideutly 
inherited his mother's fifth. Hannah Storrs must have married Prence Snow 
about 1698. She was living a number of years after the date of the foregoing 
agreement, her will being dated Oct. 19, 1751. Her brother, Thomas Storrs, 
Esq., who signed as attorney for her and for her nephew David Burgess, named 
a son Prince after her husband Prence Snow, who was a grandson of Gov. 
Thomas Prence. 

Hannah Storrs was born March 28, 1672, at Barnstable, her mother being 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Huckins, whose name appears sixth on the original 
muster roll of the Artillery Co. 1637, and who was Com'y Gen. of the Plymouth 
Colony forces in King Philip's War. Alvin Page Johnson. 

51 Monmouth Street, Boston. 

Historical Intelligence. 

11 Ould Newbury" : Historical and Biographical Sketches. By John J. 
Currier. A volume with this title has [lately been published by Damrell & 
Upham, corner of Washington and School streets, Boston 4 Mass. It makes 
over 700 octavo pages (9£x6 in.) with eighty full page half-tone plates, 
thirty smaller, printed with the text, and ten maps. The price will be $5 in 
cloth and $6 in half morocco. Mr. Currier of Newburyport has devoted much 
time to the work in order to make it reliable. It is an interesting locality, 
and the book will be much sought after. A fuller notice will appear in the 
next number. 

Savary's History of Annapolis County, N. S. — Judge A. W. Savary of 
Annapolis has been engaged for a year or two in preparing, and has now"in 
press a History of Annapolis County, including old Port Royal and Acadia. It 
will give the genealogy of about one hundred and twenty families, the majority 
of them of New England origin. The book was commenced by the late W- A. 
Calrick. Judge Savary's long familiarity with the history and genealogy of that 
region is an assurance that the work will be valuable to historical students, and 
particularly to American genealogists. It will probably be issued next spring. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 

1897.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 11 

graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Blount. — By Miss Helen M. Prescott, Atlanta, Ga. 

Comstock. — By William G. Comstock, Mechanicsburg, Fa. 

Cossart. — By Edmund J. James, University of Chicago. 

Gorham. — By George H. Griffing, Paymaster, U. S. Navy Yard, League Island, 

Hazen. — By Henry Allen Hazen, Box 427, Washington, D. C. This work is 
nearly ready for the press. The earnest cooperation of persons having original 
records of the family is desired to complete the work. 

Hobart. — The subscriber has secured from England extracts from parish reg- 
isters giving more precise details than hitherto known of Edmund Hobart, the 
first immigrant, who came to Charlestown in 1633, and of his children. He is 
desiious of obtaining particulars of Edmund's descendants in the male line, of 
the fourth and subsequent generations, and especially of the descendants of the 
Rev. Gershom Hobart, forty years pastor at Groton. 

Address William Nelson, Paterson, N. J. 

Long. — By Mrs. Lewis H. Brown, Department of State, Sacramento, Cal. 

Newton. — W. T. Newton, 134 Summer St., Boston, has a genealogy of the 
Connecticut and Rhode Island families nearly completed. 

Post. — By George H. Post, Jellico, Tenn. New England families. 

Bichmond. — By Joshua B. Richmond, 114 State St., Boston, Mass. This work 
is now being printed. 

Sykes. — By Henry M. Sykes, New Haven, Conn. 

Thomas. — Frank W. Thomas, Esq., 56 Fourth St., Troy, N. Y.. has in manu- 
script a history of the descendants of that Capt. John Thomas whose myste- 
rious life is set forth in part in the Register for April, 1895. It was prepared 
several years ago, but never published. 

I send a list of genealogies in preparation by the undersigned : 
Burbank. — Descendants of John Burbank of Rowley, 1640. 
Ordway. — Descendants of James Orclway of Newbury, 1648. 
Worthen.— Descendants of Ezekiel Worthen of Amesbury, 1666. 

Frank Allen Hutchinson. 


Prepared by the Historiographer, Rev. George M. Adams, D.D., of Auburndale, Mass. 

The sketches of deceased members prepared for the Register are of 
necessity brief, because the space that can be appropriated is quite limited. 
All the materials for more extended memoirs which can be gathered are 
preserved in the archives of the Society, and they will be available for use 
in preparing the " Memorial Biographies," of which five volumes have 
been issued and a sixth volume is in preparation. The income from the 
Towne Memorial Fund is devoted to the publication of these volumes. 

Aaron Davis Weld French, son of Jonathan and Hannah Weld (Williams) 
French, was born in Boston, December 15, 1835, in the house of his grandfather, 
John Davis Williams, which stood on the site of the present Catholic Cathe- 
dral at the corner of Washington and Maiden streets. He inherited the broad, 
liberal business views of his grandfather, while his education at Newport, R. I., 

78 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [Jan, 

by the Rev. John Overton Choules, the author of several scholarly works, early 
sowed the seeds for historic research. In 1851 he visited Europe in the 
company of Mr. Choules, the trip being chronicled in the "Young Americans 
Abroad." In 1854 he entered the counting house of Phineas Sprague & Co., in 
Boston, where lie had his first experience in the China business. 

He joined the independent company of Cadets on the 13th of November, 1856, 
and in 1859 made his first voyage to China, while in 18G0 he represented the 
business firm of Wetmore, Williams & Co. at Yokohama, Japan. In 1862 he 
established the second Boston commission house at Nagasaki, Japan, and was 
for a time the representative member of the United States in the Foreign Coun- 
cil Municipal of that place. 

In 1867 he returned to Boston bringing with him the first Japanese officers 
who completed their education among us, and for a time he made Boston one of 
the centres for the education of the Japanese. In 1869, he, with two other 
travellers, was the first to announce in Japan the completion of the Union Pa- 
cific Railroad, they having made the trip from New York to Yokohama in thirty 
travelling days. Before returning home in August of that year the Foreign 
Office of Japan appointed him the financial agent of the Japanese Government 
at Boston, as well as official bearer of despatches to the United States. In 1871 
he engaged in business at New York City, but three years later returned to Bos- 
ton. His historic literary researches are shown by his works on " The Sur- 
name and Coat of Arms of the Williamses," " Index Armorial," published in 
1892; "Frenches of Scotland," published in 1893; "County Records of the 
Surnames of Francus, Franceis, French in England," published in 1896. He 
was Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, member of the Scottish 
History Society, of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society (elected 
May 2, 1883), Sons of the Revolution, Veteran Corps of Cadets, and of the 
Union, Exchange and Country Clubs. He married, February 8, 1877, Elizabeth 
French Davis, daughter of George H. Davis. She was born in Boston, Novem- 
ber 18, 18-48, and died there, September 21, 1891. He died in Boston, on the fifth 
of October, 1896. 

Personally and socially Mr. French was one of the most agreeable of men. 
His tastes were scholarly. Quiet and unobtrusive in his manners, he yet was 
possessed of a large fund of information upon special subjects which he was 
always glad to share with other workers in the same direction. During his 
later years he took a strong interest in genealogical work. Besides the three 
volumes published he had another in preparation at the time of his death. 

He died in Boston on the 5th of October, 1896. 

By Charles E. Hurd, of Boston. 

Charles Perkins Trumbull, elected a member of this Society in December, 
1892, was born at the Trumbull mansion on Trumbull Square, Worcester, Mass., 
September 12, 1830. He was fourth son and eighth child of George Augustus 
and Louisa (Clap) Trumbull, and was seventh in lineal descent from John and 
Ellinor (Chandler) Trumbull of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, who came to 
America in 1639, settled at Roxfcury, afterward at Rowley, and whose posterity 
in every generation since then have occupied a prominent position in the politi- 
cal, social, literary or artistic life of the Colony and the Republic. 

He was educated in the common schools of Worcester, and at a boarding 
school at Bridgeport, Ct. In company with his elder brother Joseph he went to 
California in the Gold Fever of 1849, meeting with the usual disappointment, 
and returned home after visiting the Hawaiian Islands. He was engaged in the 
book and publishing business at Worcester in 1856, and later in the same busi- 
ness at Oshkosh, Wis., where he failed in the disastrous year of 1857. After 
this he was for a brief period a clerk with his brother-in-law, Henry Lea, then 
a merchant in Alton, 111., but shortly returned to Worcester, where he became 
bookkeeper in the Mechanics Bank. He was among the first to respond to the 
call to arms in 1861, and accompanied the Sixth Mass. Regiment in its famous 
march through Baltimore, April 19, 1861. On June 10, 1862, he eulisted in the 
34th Regiment, M. V. M., and in August of the same year was promoted to 
Quarter-master Sergeant, in which capacity he served throughout the war. He 
was, in 11866, appointed storekeeper and clerk in the Boston Custom House, but 
resigned in 1887, when his failing health obliged him to retire from active busi- 
ness. Since 1875 he has resided at Beverly, Mass. He twice visited Europe, 

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the first time in company with his brother Joseph in 1872, on a pleasure trip, 
and again in 1893 he took a voyage to the Mediterranean, in the vain pursuit of 

He married, October 12, 1875, Mary, daughter of Rev. Francis and Adeline 
A. (Choate) Norwood of Beverly, who died January 29, 1886. He married sec- 
ondly, June 1, 1887, Sarah Hartwell, daughter of Amos and Lydia (Buck) Hey- 
wood, formerly of Westford, Mass., who survives him. He had no issue by 
either marriage. 

He leaves three surviving sisters — Elizabeth, widow of Gen. William S. Lin- 
coln of Worcester; Miss Susan Trumbull of the same place, and Isabella Frink, 
wife of George Franklin Hartshorn of Taunton, Mass. He was the only sur- 
vivor of five brothers, who all died without male issue, so that with him the 
name becomes extinct in the Massachusetts line ; the Connecticut branch of the 
family is still represented by Jonathan Trumbull of Norwich, Ct., great-grand- 
son of Gov. Jonathan Trumbull, and fourth cousin of the deceased. 

He was a member of the following societies : The Worcester Light Infantry 
Veterans, the Sixth Mass. Regiment Association, the Thirty-fourth Mass. Regi- 
ment Association, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, the Essex Institute of Salem, the 
Sons of the Revolution and the Order of the Cincinnati. 

His right in the two last named was derived from his maternal grandfather, 
Captain Caleb Clap, who fought at Lexington and Bunker Hill, served through- 
out the war, part of the time as Gen. Washington's aid-cle-camp, and was one 
of the charter members of the Cincinnati, but whose death in 1812, without 
surviving male issue, left his right in abeyance until claimed by his eldest grand- 
son, George Clap Trumbull, who, dying in 1885, was succeeded by his brother, 
the subject of this sketch. It may be noted as an interesting coincidence that 
Mr. Trumbull, like his grandfather, drew his sword at the first call to arms, and, 
like him, only sheathed it when the war was ended. 

Of a quiet and retiring disposition, Mr. Trumbull mingled little in society, but 
found his chief pleasure in his home and friends. A great pedestrian in his 
younger days, he passed many of his leisure hours alone or with some conge- 
nial associate, wandering over the hills or through the woods, on which excur- 
sions his keen and intelligent appreciation of the beauties of nature made him 
a most delightful companion. Passionately fond of flowers, he rarely returned 
from these rambles without some botanical prize of a rare or curious plant, 
whose haunts he sought out by an intuitive instinct that never failed him. 

He died at his residence, 60 Lothrop street, Beverly, October 3, 1896, after a 
long and suffering illness, which he endured with great fortitude. His remains 
were interred at Westford in the Heywood family lot. 

By J. Henry Lea, Esq. 

Rev. David Greene Haskins, A.M., S.T.D., second son of Ralph and Re- 
becca (Greene) Haskins, was born in Boston, May 1, 1818. Ralph 3 was the six- 
teenth and youngest child of John 2 and Hannah (Upham) Haskins. Robert 
Haskins, 1 the father of John, 2 came to Boston from Virginia in the early part of 
the last century. Ralph was a well-known Boston merchant in partnership 
with Theodore Lyman. Rebecca Greene was the eldest daughter of David 
Greene and his wife Rebecca, daughter of John Rose of Antigua, W. I., and 
was a direct descendant of John Greene, an associate of Roger Williams in the 
Providence purchase. 

Dr. Haskins was cousin to Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose school in Roxbury 
he attended in boyhood. He graduated at Harvard in 1837, and was then em- 
ployed for two years as assistant in the academy of his uncle, Charles W. Greene, 
at Jamaica Plain, where he had fitted for college. He was, for part of the 
junior year, a member of the class of '41 of Andover Theological Seminary, but 
obtained his principal theological training, a few years later, under the private 
instruction of Dr. Howe, afterwards Bishop of Central Pennsylvania. He was 
for three years preceptor of the academy at Portland, Me., and while study- 
ing for the ministry had a private school for girls at Roxbury, and several years 
later established, and for ten years successfully conducted a school for young 
ladies, at the South End, Boston. Always successful as a teacher, his heart was 
in the work of the ministry, from which he partly turned aside, only on account 
of vocal weakness. Notwithstanding this hindrance, his ministerial record is 

80 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [Jan. 

beyond the average of those of the same calling. Ordained in the Episcopal 
Church in 1847-8, his first charge was at Gardiner, Me. He afterwards estab- 
lished new churches in Med ford, Brighton and Arlington, Mass. ; was two years 
chaplain at the McLean Asylum in Somerville, and in his later life, from Jan- 
uary, 1889, had charge of St. Bartholomew's Church in Cambridge. His enri-; 
nence as a teacher and churchman was fittingly recognized by his election as 
Dean and Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the Theological School of the 
University of the South, at Sewanee, Tenn., which position he declined, but 
accepted appointment as Commissioner of Education at the same University. 
Columbia College conferred on him, in 1877, the degree of S. T. D. 

Be was elected member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 
January 6, 1869 ; was for several years chairman of the Committee on Papers 
and Essays, and often served the Society on special committees. His literary 
ability is shown by the following books and pamphlets from his pen : " Selec- 
tions from the Old and New Testaments for Use in Families and Schools ;" " The 
French and English First Book; " " Confirmation ; " " The Study of the Larger 
English Dictionaries;" "The Religions Education of Children in New Eng- 
land;" " The Requisites for a Church School for Girls; " and " The Maternal 
Ancestors of Ralph Waldo Emerson." His mental versatility is- shown in the 
fact that during recent years he had given much attention to scientific matters, 
conducting interesting and valuable investigations relative to propelling vessels 
by novel devices, and had not only written quite extensively on the subject but 
had patented several inventions. 

Dr. Haskins married, December 20, 1842, at her home in Portland, Me., Mary 
Cogswell, daughter of the Hon. Charles Stuart Daveis and his wife, Elizabeth 
Taylor, daughter of Gov. Gilman of Exeter, N. H., aud died at Cambridge, 
Mass., May 11, 1896, leaving a widow and three children: one son, David G. 
Haskins, Jr. (Harvard, '66), a lawyer in Boston; and two daughters, Mary 
C, now Mrs. James 0. Watson of Orange, New Jersey, and Frances Greene 

Dr. Haskins had a " peculiarly amiable and loving nature, inspiring warm af- 
fection " in all who enjoyed his acquaintance, and as a teacher was " particu- 
larly successful in winning the confidence and esteem of his pupils." He w r as a 
man of " persevering patience," constantly doing " the next thing." in entire 
disregard of apparent obstacles. Characterized by " the;, absence of all pre- 
tence, sincere, unassuming", with unvarying rectitude," he sought the Master's 
approval alone. Never " vainly jealous of his own right or reputation," he 
had that rarest of graces, " delight in the advancement of others," in honor 
esteeming others better than himself. The text of the memorial discourse 
found a ready response in the hearts of all who knew him : " Well done, good 
and faithfulservant." 

By the Rev. Silvanus Hayward, A.M., of Globe Village, Mass. 

Joseph Meredith Toner, M.D., of Washington City, in the District of Colum- 
bia, elected a corresponding member of the Society in 1893, was born in Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., on April 30, 1825, and died at the Mountain House, Cresson Springs, 
in the same state, on July 30, 1896. He was the elder son of Meredith Toner 
and Ann Lay ton, both also natives of the State of Pennsylvania, and of mixed 
Welsh and Irish descent. 

After his early education at the Western University of Pennsylvania and 
Mount St. Mary's College, at Emmetsburgh, in the State of Maryland, he began 
the study of medicine in 1847, in the office of John bowman, M.D., at Johns- 
town, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, in 1849, lie attended 
lectures at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and in 1850 at the Ver- 
mont Medical College at Woodstock, from which in June of that year he re- 
ceived the degree of Doctor of Medicine. 

He began his medical practice at a little village of about 400 inhabitants-,, 
known by the name of Summit, on the line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, where 
that road crosses the highest range of the Alleghany Mountains, and singularly 
enough within three quarters of a mile of the place to which he came 56 years 
afterwards to die, after a brilliant career at the national capital. The Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad was then in course of construction over the mountains, and Dr. 
Toner's practice; became at once very large and extensive. In the autumn of 
1853 he removed to Pittsburgh, where he had remarkable success during the 

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cholera epidemic of the succeeding year 1854. But he finally resolved to estab- 
lish himself in the city of Washington, D. C, which he did in November, 1855 ; 
and there in the course of a long and busy professional life of 40 years, he be- 
came noted as one of the foremost medical practitioners in the United States. 
Probably no practitioner in America was better known to the medical profes- 
sion than Dr. Toner. 

He became prominently connected with the American Medical Association, of 
which he was elected the president in 1873. On the occasion of his election he 
delivered a remarkably able and well-considered address, which procured for 
him commendatory notices, not only from the medical journals of the country, 
but likewise from the press generally. 

In 1872 Dr. Toner donated a fund for the establishment of lectures in Wash- 
ington for the advancement of science. These are known as the " Toner Lec- 
tures," which have received the participation of many eminent men in the 
medical and scientific world. 

In later years Dr. Toner devoted himself largely to literature, gradually 
withdrawing himself from medical practice, which however he never wholly 
abandoned. Besides a large and valuable medical library, he collected probably 
the largest library in America of local American history ; and the whole, com- 
prising about 28,000 volumes, exclusive of about 18,000 pamphlets, he presented 
in 1882 to the people of the United States, to be retained in the Library of Con- 
gress at Washington, under the name of the "Toner Collection." For this 
generous donation he received the thanks of Congress. 

Dr. Toner's publications, mostly upon medical or hygienic subjects, are nu- 
merous, although none of them are voluminous. In later years he devoted 
himself very ardently to an elucidation of the life of George Washington, some 
of whose journals and diaries he published with valuable notes and comments. 
Probably there was no man in the United States more familiar with the life of 
George Washington than was Dr. Toner. 

He was a member of numerous societies, medical, scientific and historical, 
to all of which he contributed largely; for nothing ever came to him that ap- 
peared to him to be conducive to the enlightenment or welfare of humanity 
which did not enlist his hearty cooperation. For the same reason he became 
deeply interested in many of the charitable institutions of Washington, some 
of which he aided in founding. His home on Highland Place in Washington 
was always the scene of a generous hospitality. It may be added that there 
was no citizen of Washington better or more favorably known, or whose de- 
mise would be more generally regretted. 

By Hon. M. F. Morris, of Washington, D. C. 

William Gordon Weld, born in Boston, Nov. 10, 1827, was the son of 
William Fletcher Weld and Mary P. (Bryant) Weld of that city. He was a 
direct descendant, in the seventh generation, of Capt. Joseph Weld who came 
from Sudbury, County of Suffolk, England, in 1635 and settled in Roxbury, 

At the age of twelve or thirteen, he entered the Boston Public Latin School 
with the intention of fitting for Harvard College. His tastes and opportunities,, 
however, combining to make a business career appear more attractive and 
profitable, he left the school before graduating and began a training in com- 
mercial affairs in the office of his father who was at the head of the firm of 
W. F. Weld & Co. This firm enjoyed at that time a great reputation for the 
number and excellence of its ships and for the magnitude of its commercial 

Showing an aptitude for affairs he was entrusted with the duty of conduct- 
ing negotiations requiring tact and ability, and when still quite young was 
given an interest in the business and a place in the firm, a connection which 
continued until he retired from business about the year 1871. 

Mr. Weld was of an impulsive, energetic temperament, and enthusiastic and' 
diligent in whatever he undertook. In 1855, he, with a few others of his own 
age, was active in establishing a free evening school for boys on Pitts Street, 
Boston, of which he for some time acted as superintendent. He and his col- 
leagues devoted two evenings in each week to the work of teaching those who- 
would otherwise have had no opportunity to obtain even an elementary education. 
For nearly five years, sometimes under discouraging conditions, Mr. Weld. 

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prosecuted bis work with unabated ardor, neither business nor pleasure being 
allowed to Interfere with a faithful and punctual performance of this labor of 
love. In many Instances, boys who attended this free evening school have visited 
Mr. Weld and his co-workers in later years, to bear testimony to the value of 
the service rendered to them. This undertaking was one of the initial steps to 
the public evening school afterwards established by the City of Boston. 

After his retirement from active business he did not lead a wholly inactive 
life. In the management of his father's large estate as one of the executors, 
and one of the trustees under the will, and as a director in the several institu- 
tions and corporations with which he was connected, he found ample and con- 
genial employment for all the time he desired to devote to such purposes. For 
many years previous to his death he resided in his beautiful home in Newport, 
R.I., but he still retained and occupied during the winter months his home on 
Commonwealth Avenue. He was one of the trustees of the Old Ladies Home 
at Boston and one of the directors of the Butler Hospital for the insane at 
Providence, R.I., and remembered both these institutions in his last will. He was 
a member of the Arlington Street Church Society. He became a member of the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society in 1874. 

He was married January 1, 1854, to Miss Caroline L. Goddard, daughter 
of Charles Goddard of Brookline, who survives him. 

They had two sons, Dr. Charles G. Weld, now living, and William F. Weld, 

He died April 16, 1896. 

By Hon. George W. Johnson, of Brookfield, Mass. 

John Haigh, Esq., of Somerville, Mass., a life member elected Sept. 7, 1887, 
died in Somerville, Aug. 20, 1896. " The dead do not need us, but forever and 
forevermore we need them," were the suggestive and impressive words of Presi- 
dent Garfield. No man can live without exerting an influence for the help or 
harm of others, and that influence does not die with the death of the body. It 
is alive in the character and purposes of those who were associated with him. 

We recall our friend and associate with affectionate respect. His generous 
interest in matters outside the private and individual interests of his life gave 
him wide and lasting honor. He was a man of business sagacity and enter- 
prise ; a man of acknowledged sympathy ; a man upright in all his business and 
social dealings ; a man of reverent convictions and faith. 

He was the son of George and Hannah (Parkinson), and was born in Duken- 
field, Cheshire, England, Dec. 31, 1832. For over thirty years he resided in 
America, his adopted country. Although engaged in business before leaving 
England, it was here that by close application, continuous industry and business 
tact he accumulated his property. He had no special opportunities for an edu- 
cation in his younger years. But from his youth throughout his life he has 
been a careful observer, and a student of books. His remarkable career in his 
Masonic affiliations attest to the vigor of his mind as well as to his personal 
popularity. But outside the study of Masonry, for which he had one of the best 
selected and extensive libraries, he was devoted to the study of history. He 
was particularly interested in Africa, reading all w r orks of any value and avail- 
ing himself also of the researches of the Egypt Exploration Society of which 
he was a member. His connection with various historical societies in Boston 
brought him into contact with men of tastes kindred to his own, and gave him 
access to many books he might not otherwise have been able to consult. His 
knowledge of numismatics was remarkable, and it was delightful to witness 
his own delight in the examination of some curious coin. He was well versed 
in general literature, and had an intelligent interest in the current affairs of the 
day, but had no taste for the contentions of politics. He was married in Per- 
kins, Me., April 12, 1859, to Lucy Jane Tallrnon, who survives him. Apart from 
his business duties and his obligations to Masonic and other societies, he found 
his chief felicity in his home. He was a man of attractive presence. His genial, 
kindly, sympathetic and intelligent face was indicative of the man. Without 
profusion he was liberal, and he added to the value of his gifts by inbred cour- 
tesy. Let his memory be cherished, and from his life may we see the value of 
Kuskin's admonition, when he says : — " Let us do the work of men while we 
wear the form of them." 

By John S. Hayes, of Somerville, Mass. 

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Rev. Leander Thompson, A.M., was born in Woburn, Mass., March 7, 1812, 
the son of Charles and Mary (Wyman) Thompson. He was a descendant of 
James Thompson, one of the original settlers of Wobnrn, who was the first an- 
cestor in this country of Count Rum ford (Benjamin Thompson). 

His early education was obtained in the village schools, and he was fitted for 
college at the Warren Academy, Woburn, entered Amherst College in 1831, was 
graduated in 1835, and took a theological course at Andover Theological Sem- 
inary, where he was graduated in 1838. 

He supplied a pulpit in Granby, Mass., for a year, and not long afterward 
sailed from Boston for Syria and the Holy Land, with others, in January, 1840, 
as a missionary of the American Board of Foreign Missions. While there he 
was a teacher in the high school at Beirut, and besides his duties as a mission- 
ary preached in turn with others on Sundays at the American consulate. 

While he was thus engaged that country was convulsed with the first in a 
succession of sanguinary outbreaks, and the missionaries were obliged to flee. 
After a time he returned to Beirut, but he had scarcely settled down to his work 
before another disturbance broke out, and this was followed by a third and 
fourth in less than four years, but he pursued his work till he was seized with 
illness which finally compelled his return to America, after having been under 
the direction of the Board of Missions about four years. 

After his return he was a pastor in South Hadley, Mass., for seven years, in 
West Amesbury, now Merrimac, Mass., for thirteen years, and preached for 
some years in Wolfboro', N. H., and in Woburn. 

In his later years he engaged largely in literary pursuits, devoting much time 
to historical research, especially in local history. He was a careful and accurate 
writer and expressed himself in chaste and vigorous English. He wrote a "Me- 
morial of James Thompson and of Eight Generations of His Descendants"; 
a " Memorial of Rev. Benjamin F. Hosford " ; an able and exhaustive Ecclesi- 
astical History of Woburn, which appeared in Hurd's History of Middlesex 
County in 1890; and many articles for monthly and quarterly magazines. He 
was one of the founders of the Rumford Historical Association, and always 
took active part in its exercises. His membership in the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society dates from 1887. 

He married, Nov. 6, 1839, Anne Eliza Avery, daughter of Samuel and Mary 
Avery of Wolfboro', N. H., who survives him. He leaves one son, Samuel A. 
Thompson of North Woburn. The first born of his five deceased children is 
buried in Jerusalem. Mr. Thompson died in Woburn, in the house in which he 
was born, Oct. 18, 1896. 

By William B. Cutter, of Woburn, Mass. 

Nathaniel Wing Turner, Esq., was born at Waquoit, town of Falmouth, 
Cape Cod, May 13th, 1810, and died at Jamaica Plain, February 22d, 1896. He 
was a life member of this Society, being elected to membership in 1871. 

He was a son of Walter and Lyclia (Swift) Turner. He learned the trade of 
carpenter, and in 1832 married Celia Crocker West, a daughter of Josiah Blos- 
som West, of Barnstable, and settled in New Bedford, working at his trade in 
that town. 

In 1836 he removed to Chelsea and built a number of houses and several 

About 1840 the Boston Gas Light Company commenced business, and he was 
engaged as foreman and continued in that position till May, 1851, when he pur- 
chased of them the gas fitting and fixture department of the business and 
established his salesroom for gas fixtures at 21 Bromfield Street, Boston. He 
was the pioneer in the business and fitted and furnished some of the largest 
buildings in Boston and vicinity. He also superintended and built the gas 
works in Chelsea and was a director in the company until a short time before 
his death. He was a director of the Tradesman's Bank, afterwards the First 
National Bank of Chelsea, and was a life member of the Massachusetts Chari- 
table Mechanic Association, serving as one of the Committee of Relief for 
three years. 

He was also a member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for several 

By David H. Brown, of West Meclford, Mass. 

84 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Charles Francis Potter, Esq., a resident member elected April 2, 1884, was 
a lineal descendant of one of the oldest Concord families, was horn at Concord, 
Mass.. March 29, 1829, and died at Maiden, March 1, 189G, after a long illness. 
He came to Boston several years before the war, and was engaged in various 
commercial pursuits; at the outbreak of the Rebellion he was in the wholesale' 
and retail shoe business under the lirm name of Bodwell & Totter; the unsettled 
condition of the market caused the linn to dissolve, and some years afterwards 
Mr. Potter entered the wholesale watch and jewelry business, in which he 
remained until a few years before his death ; during this long period he was 
connected with the house of H. T. Spear & Son. 

The strong religious tendencies of his youth were developed in his early man- 
hood, and he associated himself earnestly and with eager conviction with the 
Universalists. He held, as a lay member, many offices in the religious and social 
organizations of that sect. He was an officer in the Universalist Sunday-School 
Union, which embraces twenty different schools, for twenty-eight consecutive 
years, including the secretaryship for ten years, and for several years he was 
president of that body. At the time of his illness he was also secretary of the 
Universalist Club, which office he had ably filled for six years. A lameness from 
boyhood had always prevented his participation in active life, and had developed 
the mathematical and statistical abilities for which he was well known among 
his own circle of friends. 

By Henry Austin Potter, of New York city. 


[The Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information of 
readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent by 

Soldiers in King Philip's War. Being a Critical Account of that War, with a con- 
cise History of the Indian Wars of New England from 1620-1677 ; Official 
Lists of the Soldiers of Massachusetts Colony serving in Philip's War, and 
Sketches of the principal officers, copies of ancient documents and records relating 
to the war; also Lists of the Narraganselt Grantees of the United Colonies of Mas- 
sachusetts, Plymouth and Connecticut. With an Appendix. By George Mad- 
ison Bodge, A.B., member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 
and Chaplain of the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars. Leominster, 
Mass. Printed for the author, 1896. 8vo. pp. 502-j-xiii. In cloth. Illustra- 
trations. Price $6. Address Rev. Geo. M. Bodge, Leominster, Mass. 

We are accustomed to speak of the Revolution as " the times that tried men's 
souls." How much more is this applicable to the period a century before the 
Revolution, when the Indian's scalping knife was iu constant use, and the farmer 
went forth to his daily avocation fearful that an attack might be made upon his 
household at any hour. At the record of atrocities perpetrated at that period, 
one is apt to shudder, and to feel grateful that such scenes have passed almost 
into the domain of ancient history. 

The history of the desperate struggle with the Indians in 1675-6. known as 
King Philip's War, is not so familiar to the general historical reader as it should 
be. With the exception of the accounts of Hubbard, Increase Mather, Hoyt 
and Drake, all of which are becoming scarce, but little attention has been given 
to this subject by historical writers. Mr. Bodge has therefore labored in a com- 
paratively unworked field and gleaned from a much neglected vineyard. At 
that period, it must be remembered, the colonics were only in the second gener- 
ation from their settlement. The towns were few in number, distant from each 
other, and scattered over an extensive territory. Mutual assistance was diffi- 
cult, not to say hazardous. The military forces were not sufficiently strong to 
protect each settlement. The situation was perilous in the extreme. Viewed 
in the light of modern times it seems to have been a very unequal contest, and 
the wonder is that it was brought to a successful termination. 

In the preparation of the work the author has given abundant evidence of pa- 
tient, persistent and painstaking research. Nearly every page exhibits these 
qualities, but none more so than ids lists of soldiers and their biographies, who 

1897.] Book Notices. 85 

served in the struggle, which are probably as correct as it is possible to make 

Nor is Mr. Bodge's judgment any less entitled to confidence and respect. His 
opinion in regard to the policy of burning the wigwams in the great Swamp 
Fight is one that will meet the concurrence of all who examine well the exi- 
gencies of the situation. 

Mr. Bodge's history is one that should be widely read, and should be owned 
by every person having an interest in the early colonial contests. It is neatly 
printed and bound, and is a very valuable addition to our early colonial histo- 

By 0. B. Stebbins, Esq., of South Boston. 

Bedenhall with Ilarleston, Norfolk, England. By Charles Candlek. Norwich : 
William Jarrold & Son. 1896. Crown 8vo. Price 5 shillings. Address the 
publishers, Norwich, England. 

The labors of the local antiquary need no set eulogy. Each town, " to them 
that dwell therein well known," is, of course, well pleased at the mention of 
the familiar nooks and corners which form its quaintly irregular configuration, 
and in au old country the traveller cannot go far without coming on the traces 
of some character of more than local importance. It is true that the special 
group of villages, Redenhall, Harleston, Wortwell, now parochially welded to- 
gether, have not revealed to their historian any name of the first or second 
magnitude; but Mr. Candler's patient and intelligent investigation of the 
records of his native place deserves to be known beyond local boundaries, 
and will doubtless be acceptable to many a New England reader, sprung, per- 
chance, from one or other of those who " served their generation by the will of 
God," and have left these scanty vestiges of what was done in their days. 
The illustration of Redenhall Church, which forms the frontispiece, is a re- 
markably good representation of a typical East Anglian tower of a high order 
of excellence. None but those who have seen with their own eyes the beauty of 
the flint-and-stone work can fully appreciate it. The indurate flint, squared and 
smoothed, forms the panel of the pattern, and the ashlar sides are flush with 
it. Thus, as it were, the eye gets the pleasure of light and shade, even when 
the sun is beclouded. The name of Redenhall seems to originate with the ante- 
conquestal proprietor, Rada. As we follow the chronicle, the deA r elopment of 
the parochial history is brought into daylight, step by step. From the pretty 
river Waverey we pass to the Domesday Record, to the Church, the Rectory 
and Rectors, with notices of the history of the benefice at the time of the Black 
Death in 1349, and its relation to the Nunnery of Bungay. Among the names 
of Rectors appear Miles Spencer, LL.D., of rapacious celebrity; John Salis- 
bury, sometime Suffragan Bishop of Thetford, and afterwards Bishop of Sodor 
and Man; the Huguenot Pierre de Laune, S.T.P.; William Tanner, brother of 
the well known antiquary, Thomas; Henry Stebbing, D.D., the pluralist whose 
rebuke at the hands of the deist Chubb is recorded ; John Oldershaw, the only 
Senior Wrangler of whom Emmanuel College can boast; and the late Arch- 
deacon Ormerod, a laborer In many fields of learning. 

Then come the Churchwardens, with their accounts, as well as those of the 
Overseers and the Surveyors of Highways, and the Briefs, notes of moneys 
collected from time to time in obedience to Royal Letters. As may be expected, 
these often present matters of more than local interest, as in 1634, £2 6. 6 for 
the repair of St. Paul's Cathedral, after the old spire had been ruined by fire 
more than sixty years back; in 1642, £49. 9 for the dispersed protestants in 
Ulster; and in 1691 £2. 1 for Teignmouth, burnt by Admiral Tourville after 
the Beachy Head business. 

A practical ringer, as Mr. Candler is, would be sure not to omit the Bells 
which have, as usual, on them many instructive signs and inscriptions. Then 
after noticing the Church Goods and Plate, the old Chapel of S. John the Bap- 
tist in Ilarleston, and some of the old houses, he draws to an end with a sketch 
of a local antiquary of past days, Edmund Gillingwater, the historian of Lowes- 
toft and of Bury St. Edmund's. 

Among surnames of East Anglian and New England interest are Damatt, 
Frere, Fuller, Hobbard, Jermyn, Kent, Mathews, Pratt, Tompson, Vince 
(Samuel, Professor of astronomy at Cambridge, son of a Fressingfield brick- 
layer), Warren and Wogan. 

By the Rev. J. J. Raven, D.D. , Vicar of Fressingfield, England. 

86 Book Notices, [Jan. 

The Register Book of the Lands and Houses in the " New Toivne" and The Town 
of Cambridge, with the Records of the Proprietors of the Common Lands, being 
the records generally called " IVie Proprietors'. Records." Printed by order of 
the City Council, under the direction of the City Clerk. Cambridge. 1896-. 
4to. pp. ix.-+-413. 

The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage, in the 
Town of Stoughton from 1727 to 1800, and in the Town of Canton from 1797 
to 1845, preceded by the Records of the South Precinct of Dorchester from 1715 
to 1727. Edited by Frederic Endicott, Secretary of the Canton His- 
torical Society, and member of the New-England Historic Genealogical 
Society. Canton, Mass. : Printed by William Bense. 1896. 8vo. pp. vii.-f- 
317. [Price, $2.00.] 

The Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, including that part 
which is now Fitchburg, 1719-1764. A complete transcript of the Town Meet- 
ings and Selectmen's Records contained in the first two books of the general 
records of the Town. Also a copy of all the Vital Statistics of the Town pre- 
vious to the year 1764. Compiled by Walter A. Davis, City Clerk. Fitch- 
burg. Published by authority of the City Council. 1896. 8vo. pp. 384. 
[Only two hundred copies printed.] 

First Book of Records of the Town of Pepperrellborough, now the City of Saco. 
Printed by vote of the City Council, March 18, 1895. Portland, Maine : 
The Thurston Print. 1896. 8vo. pp. 299. [400 copies printed.] 

To one who often has occasion to consult the local records in various parts 
of New England, there comes a keen realization of the dangers to which many 
of these precious documents are exposed. The rapidly increasing interest in 
the preservation of such of our early annals as have survived the ravages of 
time is a source of extreme gratification to the genealogist and the antiquary. 
As a result of this interest there are now in print more than one hundred vol- 
umes of the early local records of New England. 

Among the contributions of the year 1896, the Proprietors' Records, issued 
by the city of Cambridge, is a notable work. It is the first volume of a pro- 
posed series. The copy was prepared from the original by Miss Sarah S. 
Jacobs, largely as a labor of love. No words are too strong in recommendation 
of the care that has been bestowed in making this transcript and in comparing 
the proofs with the original record " in order that not a letter or punctuation 
mark should differ from the original manuscript." The City Clerk, Mr. Edward 
J. Brandon, certifies that it is a true and complete copy of all the records known 
as the Proprietors' Records. The book is a superb piece of work, from the 
well known University Press, and compares favorably with the best volumes 
of local records hitherto issued. It can be obtained from the City Clerk by 
exchange of similar works. 

Canton, the " Ponkapoag Plantation" of John Eliot, had an able historian 
in the late Daniel T. V. Huntoon, but he died before his work was finished, and 
his history as published by the town is deficient in genealogical matter. Un- 
fortunately the early church records have been lost, but by using volume 
twenty-one of the Boston Record Commissioners' Reports and the present vol- 
ume of Vital Statistics, most of the Canton families can be traced. Mr. Endi- 
cott has produced a very creditable volume, and one that will be much used. 

The title gives a clear idea of the -contents of the third book on this list. 
The Fitchburg Historical Society has received a substantial response to its 
petition, seeking action from the City Council for the preservation of the early 
Fitchburg records and of such of the Lunenburg records as relate to Fitchburg. 
May many other local historical societies accomplish as much. This is a 
durable and attractive volume, and gives evidence of considerable attention to 
the art of good book-making. 

Saco has the distinction of being the first municipality in Maine to publish a 
volume of its early records. The records of the Proprietors of Narraganset 
Township, No. 1 (Buxton), the only volume issued at an earlier date, were 
privately printed. The present city of Saco comprises that portion of Bidde- 
ford which was set off in 1762 under the name of Pepperrellborough. The 
name was changed to Saco in 1805. This book contains the vital statistics of 
the town prior to 1840. G. 

Cambridge, Mass. 

1897.] Book Notices. 87 

The Life, Public Services, Addresses and Letters of Elias JBoudinot, LL.D., Pres- 
ident of the Continental Congress. Edited by J. J. Boudinot, Member of the 
New Jersey Historical Society. In two volumes. Boston and New York. 
Houghton, Mifflin & Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. xvii.+419; vii.+415. Price $6.00 net. 

Elias Boudinot, the great-grandson of a prominent and influential Huguenot 
(Elie Boudinot) who settled in New York about 1687, was born April 21, 1740. 
He was a leading lawyer, an active participant in the Revolution from its incep- 
tion, commissary general of prisoners, a New Jersey member of the Continen- 
tal Congress for several years, President of Congress when the treaty of peace 
with Great Britain was concluded in 1783, was a member of the first Federal 
Congress, Director of the Mint, 1795-1805 ; founder and first president of the 
American Bible Society, and active in other philanthropic movements ; married 
a sister of Richard Stockton (signer of the Declaration of Independence) , who 
married a sister of Boudinot in turn. The life of such a man, extending from 
1740 to 1821, over one of the most eventful periods of American history, natu- 
rally presents an attractive theme for the biographer. But in these two hand- 
some volumes his talented kinswoman has given us more than a biography. In 
the simplest, most unpretending style, she has set forth a mass of material, for 
the most part hitherto unpublished, and practically unknown to students, of 
the greatest interest for the contemporary light it throws on the chief actors 
and events of that formative epoch in our country's annals. Here we have let- 
ters and documents, the correspondence of Boudinot with Washington, Frank- 
lin, Livingston, army officers, representatives of foreign governments, and — of 
especial value, for its unrestrained confidences— with his wife, reflecting the 
opinions of the hour on the momentous transactions of the time. His " Remi- 
niscences," written at a later day, and here first printed, possess a curious in- 
terest for the remarkable, not to say extraordinary criticisms they contain on 
the Count de Grasse's conduct at Yorktown, and on other prominent men in the 
Revolution. The very indiscretion of these candid relations is not their least 
valuable and entertaining feature. Boudinot was a man of strong individual- 
ity, a shrewd observer, thoroughly alive to what was going on about him, as 
the extracts from his letter-books and correspondence show. Miss Boudinot 
has clone a real service to American history by permitting the public to share 
her rich treasures of family papers, in these attractive volumes. 

By William Nelson, A.M., Paterson, N. J. 

Annals of King's Chapel, from the Puritan Age of New England to the Present 
Time. By Henry Wilder Foote. In two volumes. Volume II. Boston : 
Little, Brown & Company. 1896. 8vo. pp. xxvi.+690. Price $5, or $10 for 
the set. 

The late Rev. Henry W. Foote, pastor of the King's Chapel, delivered many 
years ago a series of lectures on the history of the church over which he had 
been settled in 1861. He was requested to furnish a copy for the press ; but in- 
stead of complying with the request of the parish, he decided to continue his 
researches and make them the basis of a full history of the Chapel. The first 
volume, making nearly six hundred octavo pages, and bringing the history down 
to the year 1747, was issued on Forefathers' Day, 1881, and was noticed in the 
Register for April, 1882, pp. 217-18. He continued his work till his death, 
May 29, 1889, and before he died had finished the first hundred and ninety-one 
pages of this volume, and had written other matter which is here printed in an 

After Rev. Mr. Foote's death, Mr. Henry Herbert Edes was invited to take 
the materials left by the lamented author and finish the work. This he con- 
sented to do in the autumn of 1889. A mass of material for the remaining 
chapters was placed in his hands, and the editor tells us that " the mere classi- 
fication and arrangement of it involved a great expenditure of time." Among 
this material — chiefly composed of extracts from manuscripts or printed docu- 
ments, early newspapers and standard publications — was more or less of Mr. 
Foote's own manuscript, dealing with topics falling within the scope of the un- 
written chapters. " It has been the editor's constant aim," continues Mr. Edes, 
"to incorporate as much of this manuscript as possible, adapting some por- 
tions that were written in the form of discourse. He has also striven to follow 

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as closely as possible the general style and plan which Mr. Foote had adopted 
for the work, and to interpret faithfully the notes and suggestions of the 
author as to that part of the volume which he did not live to complete. This 
has occasioned some protracted research, which in itself has considerably de- 
layed the progress." 

Mr. Foote "left a pencilled list of proposed headings for the chapters of 
this volume, which has been followed as closely as was practicable. Only one 
chapter, that on 'The Unitarian Movement,' has been excluded, as the subject 
has recently been so admirably treated by the Rev. Joseph Henry Allen, D.D., 
that had his work appeared in Mr. Foote's lifetime, it would undoubtedly have 
forestalled any attempt to discuss it further in these pages." 

Mr. Edes has performed his work in a thorough manner, and has completed 
the History of King's Chapel in a way that would have met with the ap- 
proval of Mr. Foote. The new matter is well written, and the editorial work 
is thoroughly done. A memoir of Mr. Foote, by Hon. Winslow Warren, is 
appended. Other appendixes preserve important articles relating to the 
church. There is a list of " the Proprietors of the First Chapel prior to 1754, 
compiled from the Ledger," and another list of "Proprietors of Pews since 
the present Chapel was opened for worship, August 31, 1754." Other lists are 
of Ministers, Wardens and Vestrymen. 

There is much biographical as well as historical matter in this volume. The 
book is illustrated with many fine portraits of distinguished men, besides en- 
gravings. The index is remarkably full, and much time has been spent in 
identifying the persons named in the volume, and obtaining their full names 
for the index. 

Austerfield : The Cradle of the Pilgrim Fathers. An Appeal to the American Peo- 
ple. Doncaster, England. 1896. 8vo. pp. 11. 

This illustrated pamphlet has been issued by the Vicar and Churchwardens 
to awaken an interest in the proposed restoration of St. Helen's Church, Aus- 
terfield, and to raise the necessary funds for the work. 

The church was built more than seven hundred years ago by John de Builli, 
one of the Conqueror's followers. It was in this ancient structure that Gov. 
William Bradford was baptized on the 19th of March, 1589. 

After having " pretty well relieved all the charitable persons in the neighbor- 
hood of their spare cash " this appeal to the public is made. The appeal is not 
limited " to the British public alone, but extended to all American friends who 
wish to preserve an ancient monument so closely connected with their nation's 
history." Prior to November 16, 1896, the following persons in this vicinity 
have made substantial contributions to this worthy object: Mrs. Edward A. 
Bangs, Mrs. George Baty Blake, Dr. Edward H. Bradford, Samuel Eliot, Esq., 
Dr. Reynolds and Hon. Louis C. Southard of Bostou, Miss Adele G. Thayer of 
Brookline, and Peter Chardon Brooks of Medford. 

Remittances should be made payable to " The Austerfield Church Restoration 
Fund," and should be sent to the Honorary Secretary, Mr. John Walker, Baw- 
try, Yorkshire, England. A Boston committee to assist in the work of raising 
funds is very much desired. 

By W. P. Greenlaw. 

Lunenburg, or the Old Eastern District, Its Settlement and Early Progress : with 
Personal Recollections of the Town of Cornwall from 1824 : To which are added 
A History of the King's Royal Regiment of New York and Other Corps ; The 
Names of all those who Brew Lands in the Counties of Stormont, Dundas and 
Glengarry, up to November, 1786 ; and Several Other Lists of Interest to the 
Descendants of the Old Settlers. By J. F. Pringlk, Judge County Court. 
Cornwall : Published by the Standard Printing House. 1890. 8vo. pp. 423. 

The early and later history of Canada is not without interest. The new life 
of a century ago was caused by the settlement therein of people and soldiers 
loyal to the King. The history of Canada ante 1775, its battlefields and victo- 
ries for great principles, is a common inheritance. The Revolution was at 
the parting of the ways. Lunenburg or the Old Eastern District, at present 
the united Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, w r as a portion of that 

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region rapidly peopled at the close of the Revolution. Much of its excellent 
life came from the States; likewise much from the hardy Rangers. Cornwall 
was settled in 1776. This volume contains the story of the settlers and their 
descendants. Judge Pringle has shown himself a worthy writer of the found- 
ers of the Old Eastern District. His thirty-seven chapters of valuable history 
and reminiscence evidence that other worthy words could be written, and that 
Judge Pringle is the man equipped to do this reverent service. The story of 
the war of 1812 and the rebellion of 1838 is briefly told. This volume should 
be a forerunner. In future volumes local maps and individual indices would 
prove of large value. 
By Bev. Anson 2itns, Somerville,Mass. 

Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1886. Publication 
Fund. New York : Printed for the Society. Deane Papers : — 1886, Vol. 1. 
1774-1777, pp. 466+14. 1887, Vol. 2, 1777-1778, pp. 499. 1888, Vol. 3, 1778- 
1779, pp. 490. 1889, Vol. 1, 1779-1781, pp. 561. 1890, Vol. 5, 1782-1790, pp. 

These five volumes contain a vast amount of historical material, and com- 
prise letters and state papers written by Silas Deane, Benjamin Franklin, Robert 
Morris and many other prominent men in the colonies and in France, although 
those written by Mr. Deane make up the major part of the work and constitute 
an enduring monument to his untiring application and indefatigable industry. 
He was a man of brilliant intellect, a born chronicler of events, indeed nothing 
seems to have escaped his vigilant eye. He graduated at Yale College, and 
was admitted to the bar, but he soon after settled in Wethersfield, near 
Hartford, and entered into the West India trade. It is probable that the 
experience which he acquired during his ten years or so of life as a merchant 
(combined with the exercise of accurate and exact business habits) contributed 
largely toward making him the man of affairs that he was, and fitted him for a 
wider field of usefulness. During his service for nearly two years as a delegate 
from Connecticut to the Continental Congress he wrote many letters containing 
picturesque and vivid accounts of the colonial life of the day, especially of the 
life of the delegates in Philadelphia. His life there was no sinecure. The ses- 
sions of Congress lasted throughout the day, beginning sometimes very early 
in the morning. Mr. Deane also served on many important committees which 
took most of his evenings as well. One of the interesting features of his let- 
ters of this period are the pen portraits which he gives in miniature of Wash- 
ington, Randolph, Harrison, Lee, &c. Perhaps the most important work he 
accomplished during his term of service was the active part he took in planning 
for the capture of Ticonderoga. He with a few others gave their notes for the 
money necessary to equip the expedition. On March 1, 1776, he was appointed 
by the Committee of Secresy of Congress (virtually the Department of State), 
consisting of Samuel Ward, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas McKean, Joseph 
Hewes, Josiah Bartlett and Robert Alexander, as agent to the French govern- 
ment to see about obtaining war supplies for the colonies. Soon after receiving 
his commission he set sail for Bordeaux and travelled from thence to Paris. It 
is probable that there was no man in Congress better fitted to undertake this 
delicate and important mission. He united tact with great assiduity and appli- 
cation in the discharge of the difficult task with which he was intrusted. The 
Colonies were almost destitute of war material of all kinds, but Deane by his 
address managed to obtain a large number of cannon and muskets, sufficient to 
equip an army of twenty-five thousand men, on an extended term of credit. 
He was also influential in inducing Lafayette and many other French officers of 
distinction to accept commissions in the American army. Although immense 
sums of money passed through his hands he died a poor man. 

By Rev. Daniel Rollins, of Boston. 

Hubbard' 8 Ancestral Register. By Fannie Wilder Brown. 1896. Broadside, 
24 by 19 inches. 

With numbered spaces for the names of eight generations, distinctly and or- 
namentally engraved, of size and material suitable for framing, this Register 
should prove a favorite with the increasing multitude of recorders of ancestrv. 

By F. W. Parke. 

90 Book Notices. [Jan. 

Jlosea Ballou, 2d, D.D., First President of Tufts College: His Origin, Life and 
Letters. By IIosf.a Stark Ballou. Member of Rhode Island Historical So- 
ciety. Virginia Historical Society, New-England Historic Genealogical Socie- 
ty, and Societe de l'Histoire du Protestantisme Francais. Boston : E. P. Guild 
& Company. 1896. 8vo. pp. 312. 52 illustrations. 

A biography should possess several essentials. A good subject, strong con- 
temporaries, stirring times, a quick and ready interpreter of the man and his 
BUTronndings, and a free and facile pen to properly place and balance the char- 
acter, environment and every attending influence. Hosea Ballou 2d was born 
October 18, 1796, and died May 27, 1861. From slightest opportunities he rose 
by untiring study to foremost rank in scholarship. He was the first president 
of Tufts College. He began his theological studies with his uncle, " Father" 
Hosea Ballou. He had pastoral settlements at Stafford, Conn., Roxbury and 
Med ford. He was inaugurated president of Tufts College in 1855, and during 
its early, trying years labored hard to give it a sure foundation. Doctor Ballou 
from 1842 to 1858 was one of the overseers of Harvard University. His liter- 
ature beside his " Ancient History of Universalism " for most part is in the vol- 
umes of the " Universalist Quarterly," of which for many years he was editor. 
The author of this biography, a nephew, has eminently filled the requirements 
of a biographer. The life story of this eminent man makes plain the move- 
ments in the 19th century religious life. 

By Bev. Anson Titus, Somerville, Mass. 

History of Francestown, N. H. From its Earliest Settlement, April 1758, to Jan- 
uary 1, 1891, with a brief Genealogical Becord of all the Francestown Fami- 
lies. By Rev. W. R. Cochrane, of Antrim, N. H., and George K. Wood, of 
Francestown. Published by the Town. Nashua, N. H. : 1895. 8vo. pp.4-f- 
1016-fxv. Illus. Map. 

It is seldom that the writer of a Town-history so steadily lures on the reader 
from page to page, investing with the interest of a story the record in the com- 
pilation of whose documentary details so much labor and pains are seen to be 
involved. The adventurous, intrepid and enterprising Scotch settlers of Fran- 
cestown are amply and judiciously characterized, the "things discreditable" 
which the author frankly acknowledges having omitted being conjecturally such 
as would add still greater liveliness to a portraiture that does not in the least 
suffer from Mr. Cochrane's humorous exhibition of the frailties of his heroes. 
" Tything-men," "wolf-years," "Tory-visitations," "drinks," "dark days," 
and other similarly picturesque passages may be considered as the sparkling 
foam on the tide of accumulated facts comprised in an exhaustive civil, eccle- 
siastical and military history of the town. 

As the annals of Francestown are presented with admirable fulness and ac- 
curacy in the first part of the book, it being difficult to imagine any particulars, 
either entertaining or important, as having been overlooked ; so, in the second 
part, there is afforded a Genealogical Record of more than 500 pages whose 
merits will indefinitely increase the value of the w r ork, based as the Record is 
on a method of the most convenient and comprehensive sort, and therefore cer- 
tain to add tenfold usefulness to the volume. Mr. Wood's contribution gives 
to the book a distinguished place on the list of New Hampshire Town-histories 
which, in respect to their genealogical features, are second only to those of 

By Frederick W. Parke. 

Beportofthe Committee on Louisburg Memorial. Society of Colonial Wars. New 
York. 1896. 8vo. pp. lxi. Frontispiece, Plan of the Town and Harbor of 
Louisburg (Fac simile from the New York Weekly Post Boy, June 10, 1745). 
Daintily clothed in crimson and white, this little volume at once appeals to 
the reader's eye. But more than this. There is not a dry page from cover to 
cover. The romantic tale of the capture of this " Dunkirk of America " by the 
hardy yeomanry of New England appeals to every patriotic heart. The " mad 
scheme" (as Parkman styles it) astonished the world with its success. Most 
assuredly, then, the dauntless heroism of our patriot sires, who feared not to 
attempt the impossible, merits the polished granite shaft of Roman Tuscan 
order, erected by the Society of Colonial Wars, and unveiled with impressive 
ceremonies, June 17, 1895, of which dedication this book is a succinct and in- 
teresting record. 

By h'ev. Charles E. Beals, East Boston. 

1897.] Book Notices. 91 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the B evolutionary War. A Compilation 
from the Archives, Prepared and Published by the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, in accordance with Chapter 100, Resolves of 1891. Boston : Wright 
& Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1896. 4to. 
Cloth. Pp. xxxix+1000. Vol. I, A— Ber. 

The Old Bay State honors herself in issuing such a book as this. The one 
thousand closely printed pages of the first volume are a veritable mine of author- 
itative historical data, and the patriotic public will await with impatience the 
completion of this monumental set. 

Perhaps the uninitiated will be assisted to appreciate the colossal magnitude 
of the task of compiling this work by the facts stated by Secretary Olin in the 
Preface. The compilation involves the critical examination, as well as the 
most careful and exhaustive indexing, of ninety-seven ponderous tomes of orig- 
inal records, consisting of rolls, orders, receipts, continental regiment books, 
pay accounts, company and regimental returns, description lists, orderly books 
and miscellaneous papers. This monster, chaotic mass of information was re- 
duced to system by means of the card record index, comprising six hundred 
and twenty thousand cards. From this index the printer's copy is prepared, 
and the personal war records in the published volumes are arranged alphabeti- 

Iu crediting service to any individual, no attempt has been made to force 
identification. The records are simply printed as they exist, whenever there is 
the slightest doubt as to the identification of an individual, without attempting 
any investigation. 

It is to be regretted that the naval records, as they have come down to us, are 
so meagre as compared with the military. A great part of the naval service 
was performed by privateers; hence the paucity of the records. 

In an introduction of about thirty pages, Mr. James J. Tracy, chief of the Ar- 
chives Division, who has had immediate charge of the entire work of compila- 
tion, lucidly and faithfully sets forth the Revolutionary "War Legislation of the 
Province and Commonwealth. That the acknowledgment, made by the Secre- 
tary of State, of the intelligent and painstaking manner in which the duty has 
been peformed, is well merited, will be appreciated by all who have ever had 
occasion to consult the Chief of the Archives or his corps of efficient assist- 

The choice of binding was a happy one. Rich in its substantial simplicity 
and bearing the state seal, the mechanical make-up of the book is an ideal one 
— a fitting setting for a priceless gem, and this book is worthy of becoming an 
heir-loom in every family whose progenitors fought or bled for the indepen- 
dence of the American republic. 

By Bev. Charles E. Beats, East Boston. 

Historical Sketch and Centennial Anniversary of Washington Lodge A. F. and 
A. M. Boxbury, Mass., 1796-1896. Roxbury : Published by the Lodge, 
1896. 1 Vol. 8vo. Pp. 255. 

This handsome volume from the press of S. J. Parkhill & Co., Boston, with 
insets from the Heliotype Printing Co., is a gratifying evidence of the pros- 
perity of the ancient order of Freemasons in Roxbury. Historically, the book 
possesses real interest in a f ac simile of the original charter signed by Paul Re- 
vere, then Grand Master, and by Isaiah Thomas, the Senior Grand Warden, by 
Joseph Laughton, the Junior Grand Warden, and by Daniel Oliver, the Grand Sec- 
retary in 1796. In addition, the restoration is attested by S. W. Robinson, the 
Grand Master, and Charles W. Moore, the Grand Secretary in 1846. This was 
the thirteenth masonic lodge in Massachusetts, in order of charter, and it par- 
ticipated in the public honors paid to the memory of Gen. Washington, in June, 
1800. The annals of the lodge, a list of officers, another of members, chrono- 
logically and alphabetically arranged, and the proceedings of the centennial cel- 
ebration, 17 March 1896, comprise a worthy quantity of valuable matter. The 
historical address at the centennial by the Grand Secretary, Sereno D. Nicker- 
son, A.M., is especially commendable in its clear presentation of events, impor- 
tant not only to the Fraternity but also to the general public. The illustrations 
of the volume are of high order, and present phototypes of Hon. Ebenezer 
Seaver, the first master of the lodge, and many of his successors, a view of 
the house in which the lodge held its first meetings, of the interior of its pres- 
ent lodge room, and cuts of the centennial medals and the seal of the lodge. 

By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

92 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Governor Edward Winslow : His part and place in the Plymouth Colony. By Rev. 

Wm. Copley Winslow. Reprinted from the New York Genealogical and 

Biographical Record. July, 1896. 8to. pp. 11. Portraits. 

Prudence, valor, enterprise, piety, — if the greatest of these be enterprise, then 
is Edward Winslow to be accounted the greatest of the four great leaders of 
the Plymouth Colony, viz.: Bradford, Standish, Winslow and Brewster; but, 
since these four virtues are of equal excellence, therefore the four men are to 
be regarded as peers. Such is the contention of the author of this article whose 
object is to prove this equality of merit with respect to Gov. Edward Winslow, 
illustrating the point by a few events in his career, principally diplomatic and 
gubernatorial. The weightiest testimony to the illustrious services of Winslow 
contained in the paper is adduced, as a note, in the page of extracts from the 
** Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, 1574-1600." This record, together 
with the various other transactions presented in outline, confirms the view r of the 
writer, implying the prominence which he so fervently, but candidly, maintains. 

By Frederick W. Parle e. 

Genealogy of the Hamilton Family, from 1716 to 1894. By Salome Hamilton. 
Faribault, Minn. 1 vol. 8vo. pp. 133-|-vi. Price $2. 

The title is slightly misleading, as no pretension is made to chronicle all the 
Hamiltons. It is a conscientious and successful attempt to record the descend- 
ants, for seven generations, of James Hamilton, a Scotch-Irishman, who came 
to Massachusetts, with his family, previous to 1720, and settled in "Worcester 
county. It is a valuable addition to the present stock of published genealogies 
and deserves hearty commendation. Its chief deficiency is the absence of an 

Allusion is made to John Hamilton, possibly a brother to James, and a sin- 
gle line of his descendants to the third generation, and five generations of 
Josiah Hamilton, perhaps a son of this brother John, both of which lines, found 
among the Scotch pioneers of western Worcester, are given in this little volume, 
which will repay the careful study of those interested in the Hamiltons in 

By Geo. A. Gordon, A. 31. 

Cushing's Indexed Genealogical Begister of Ten Generations of Ancestors. Work- 
ing Edition. Boston. W. H. Halliday. 1896. 4to., 35 sheets. Price $1. 

Bowman's Ancestral Charts. No. 1. Copyrighted 1896, by George Ernest 
Bowman. Boston, Mass. 17 charts. Price 50 cts. Single charts, 5 cts. 

In the Register of October, 1895, will be found a minutely descriptive notice 
of the superior w T ork an edition of wdiich has now been published, designed for 
aid in the labor of compiling genealogical data, and is before us. It is in every 
respect most admirably adapted to this purpose, as it is portable — being easily 
converted into a roll — and of convenient size, the sheets possessing a durability 
equalled by their other serviceable qualities. 

The next work, Mr. Bowman's charts, exhibit an ideal simplicity, furnishing 
at a price which may almost be termed gratis a form for registering births, 
marriages, deaths and residences, which for either temporary or permanent 
record will be found well-nigh indispensable by those who have once made use 
of it. 

By Frederick W. Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

The Puritan in England and New England. By Ezra Hoyt Byingtox, D.D., 
member of the American Society of Church History. Boston : Roberts 
Brothers. 1896. Sm. 8vo., pp. xl.+406. Price $2. 

As a result of very wide reading and study of books and documents, Dr. 
Byington has produced an exceedingly valuable volume. It is not cyclopedic, 
covering the whole field of Puritan biography, a work of reference for all 
coming students; nor is it a comprehensive survey of the whole field with 
generalizations, indispensable for philosophical students of the Puritan in 
history. But it is a collection of many extremely interesting facts, some of them 
never so fully or so eH'ectively told before ; and it contains numerous essays — 
so to speak — on various phases of the inner character and outer phenomena of 
Puritans, from the middle of the sixteenth century to the birth of our republic; 
essays finely thought out and finely expressed. 

1897.] Book Notices. 93 

Those who are best informed on the subject will keenly relish this contri- 
bution to its literature ; and one who reads this volume only will receive healthy, 
reasonable and vivid impressions of the founders of New T England. 

By the Bev. Charles H. Bope, of Cambridge, Mass. 

Begister of the District of Columbia So?is of the American Revolution, 1896. 
William J. Rhees, Compiler and Editor. Printed for the Society, in the 
One Hundred and Twentieth Year of the Independence of the United States 
of America. Press of W. F. Roberts, Washington, D. C. 4to. pp. xxix-f-272. 
Frontispiece, Portrait of the late G. Brown Goode, Ph.D., M.D., President 
of the District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution. 

Resplendent in silver, blue and white, and wearing the badge of the society, 
this volume contains not only a membership list, but also the constitution, by- 
laws, personnel of the officiary and committees, necrology and lineage of mem- 
bers of the society. If this excellent organization, and all other kindred hered- 
itary patriotic associations, shall accomplish nothing more than the compiling and 
placing on record of such invaluable facts as are herein contained, no other 
apology for their existence is necessary. All book users will delight in the 
accurate and exhaustive index appended to this volume. 

By Bev. Charles E. Beals, East Boston. 

The Choates in America, 1643-1896. John Choate and his Descendants, Che- 
bacco, Ipswich, Mass. Illustrated. By E. O. Jameson. Boston : Alfred Mudge 
& Son, Printers. 1896. Royal 8vo. pp. xvi-f-458. Price $7. Address Rev- 
E. O. Jameson, 49 Hancock Street, Boston. 

The Ashley Genealogy. History of the Descendants of Bobert Ashley of Springfield, 
Massachusetts. By Francis Bacon Trowbridge. New Haven : Printed for 
the Author. 1896. 8vo. pp. 471. Price $3. Address the Author, P. O. Box 
1606, New Haven, Conn. 

Autobiographical Reminiscences of Bev. Alvan Bond, D.D., 1793-1882. Fu- 
neral Sermons and Notices. Ancestry and Descendants. New York : Privately 
printed. 1896. Royal 8vo. pp. xiii+ 1894-12. Edition 35 copies. 

The Thomas Book, giving the Genealogies of Sir Bhys ap Thomas K. G., the 
Thomas Family descended from him and some Allied Families. By Lawrence 
Buckley Thomas, D.D. Imprinted at New York City by the Henry T. 
Thomas Company. 1896. Royal 8vo. pp. xxi+625. Price $7.50, large paper 
$15.00. Address H. T. Thomas Company, 31 East 17th Street, New York. 

Fislce and Fisk Family, being the Record of the Descendants of Symond Fiske, 
Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, Suffolk County, England, from the Time of 
Henry IV. to Date, including all the American Members of the Family. By 
Frederick Clifton Pierce, author of the Histories of Grafton and Barre, 
Mass., and Gibson, Harwood, Pierce, Peirce, Pearce, Forbes, Forbush and 
Whitney Genealogies. * * * Published by the Author. Chicago, 111. : 
1896. 4to. pp. 654. 

The Genealogical Registry of the Butters Family, including the Descendants of 
William Butters of Woburn, Mass. 1665. By George Butters, Oak Park, 
111. Chicago : David Oliphant, Printer, 1896. 8vo. pp. 10-f-466. 

Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family. Compiled by James Edward Greenleaf. 
Boston : Frank Wood, Printer. 1896. 8vo. pp. xi+553. Limited edition. 
Price $7.50. Address J. E. Greenleaf, 53 High Street, Charlestown, Mass. 

History of the Sinclair Family in Europe and America for Eleven Hundred Years. 
By Leonard Allison Morrison, A.M., of Windham, N. H. Boston, Mass. : 
Published by Damrell & Upham. 1896. 8vo. pp. 453. Price $3. Address 
the Author, Canobie Lake, N. II., or the Publishers, Boston, Mass. 

Memorial of the Family of Morse. Compiled from the Original Records for the 
Hon. Asa Porter Morse, by Henry Dutch Lord. For Private Distribution 
only. Cambridgeport, Mass. : Harvard Printing Company. 1896. 8vo. pp. 

A Beters Lineage. Five Generations of the Descendants of Dr. Charles Beters of 
Hempstead. Compiled by Martha Bockee Flint. Address the Editor, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
VOL. LI. 9 

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Memorial : G logical, Historical and Biographical of Solomon Leonard, 1637, 
of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Mass., and Some of His Descendants. By Man- 
ning Leonard. Southbridge, Mass. 8vo. pp. 152-f-2. Price §4. Address, 
Miss A. U. Leonard, 5 Chestnut Street, Boston, Mass. 

Ancestral Chronological Record of the William White Family, from 1607-8 to' 

1895. Concord : Printed by the Republican Press Association. 1895. 

.1 ■ logical History of the Descendants of Stephen and Ursula Streeter of 

Houcesli r, Mass. y 1642, and afterwards of Charlestown, Mass, 1644-1652, vrith 
an account of the Streeters of Goudherst, Kent, England. By Milford B. 
Streeter, Brooklyn, N. Y. Salem, Mass. : Eben Putnam, Publisher. 1896. 
8vo. pp. xxxvii.+323. 

The History and Genealogy of the Colegrove Family in America, with Biographical 
Sketches, Portraits, etc. By William Colegrove, D.D., LL.D. Chicago, 
111. : Published by the Author. 1894. 12mo. pp. 792. 

Gifford Genealogy, 1826-1896. By Harry E. Gifford. 8vo. pp. vii.-p-lOO. 
Price $2. Address, H. E. Gifford, Wollaston, Mass. 

A Genealogical History of the Harwood Families descended from Andrevj Har- 
wood, ivho ivas bom in England and resided in Boston, Mass. By Watson H. 
Harwood. Second Edition. Chasm Falls, N. Y. 1890. Sm. 8vo. pp. 91-f- 
10. Price $2.50. Address, W. H. Harwood, Chasm Falls, N. Y. 

An Account of the Descendants of Thomas Orton, Windsor, Connecticut, 1641. 
Principally in the Male Line. By Edward Orton, LL.D. Columbus, Ohio : 
Press of Nitschke Brothers. 1896. 8vo. pp. 220. Price $2. Address, Prof. 
Edward Orton, No. 100 Twentieth St., Columbus, O. 

Swain and Allied Families, including Tilley, Howland, Chipman, Hale, Barrett, 
Gilbert, Fox, Bray ton t Egerton, Huntington, St. John, Reyes. Compiled by 
William C. Swain. Milwaukee, Wis. : Press of Swain & Tate Company. 

1896. 8vo. Address, William C. Swain, Milwaukee, Wis. 

A Becord of the Descendants of Bichard Hull of New Haven, Conn. Compiled by 
Puella Follett (Hull) Mason. Milwaukee, Wis. August, 1894. 8vo. 
pp. 154, or 78 leaves. Price $ 1.25. Address, Mrs. William L. Mason, 212 
Masonic Building, Milwaukee, Wis. 

History and Genealogy of Samuel Clark, Sr., and his Descendants, from 1636- 
1892, 256 Years. By Rev. Edgar W. Clark, Pana, 111. Second Edition. 
St. Louis, Mo. : Nixon Jones Printing Co. April, 1892. 8vo. pp. 122. 

Becord of the Pynchon Family, England and America. Compiled by Dr. J. C. 
Pynchon. Springfield, Mass. : Press of Springfield Printing and Binding 
Company. 1894. 8vo. pp. 22. 

Descendants of Buf us and Pamela (Throop) Thayer, with scftne little Account of 
their Ancestry. Compiled and Arranged for George Thayer. By Clarence E. 
Peirce. Pawtuckct, R. I.: The Adam Sutcliffe Co., Printers. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. 69. 

The Townsends. Compiled by Malcolm Townsend, of New York, N. Y. Sq. 
16 mo. 

Major John Lillie, 17 55. The Lillie Family of Boston, 1663-1896. By Edward 
Lillie Pierce. Cambridge : John Wilson & Son, University Press. 1896. 
8vo. pp. 122. Paper. Price $2. Issued in August, 1896. A revised edition 
in cloth issued in December, 1896. Price $3. 

The Diary of the Bev. Daniel Fuller, icith his Account of his Family and Other 
Matters, Written at Gloucester in Massachusetts circa 1775. Edited bv his 
grandson, Daniel Fuller Appleton. One hundred copies imprinted for 
private distribution at the De Vinne Press, No. 12 Lafayette Place, in the city 
of New York. 1894. Crown 4to. pp. 49. 

Genealogy of the Steiner Family, especially of the Descendants of Jacob Steiner. 

By Lewis II. Steiner, M.D., and Bernard C. Steiner, Ph.D. Baltimore. 

Press of Friendenwald Co. 1896. 8vo. pp. 103. 
77ie Boberts Family of Simsbury, Connecticut, in the Line of Capt. Lemuel 

Roberts, 1742-1789. Compiled by Frank Farnsworth Starr for James G. 

Goodwin. Hartford, Conn. 1896. Royal 8vo. pp. 54. 

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The Genealogy of Thomas* Buggies of Boxbury, 1637, to Thomas 9 Buggies of 
Pomf ret, Conn. ; . . . of Alitheah Smith, wife of Thomas* Buggies ; . . 
of Samuel Ladd of Haverhill, Mass. By Franklin Ladd Bailey. 1896. 
8vo. pp. 44. Price $1. Address F. L. Bailey, 10 Hancock St., Boston, Mass. 

The Bohun Wills. By Melville M. Bigelow. Royal 8vo. pp. 36. Accom- 
panied by a chart showing the descent of the compiler from the de Bohuns 
and from the royal family of England. 

The John Bogers Families of Plymouth and Vicinity. By Josiah H. Drummond. 
8vo. pp. 26. 

Notes on the Pillsburys of Leek, County Stafford, England. By Miss Emily A. 
Getchell and Eben Putnam. 1895. 8vo. pp. 24. 

The Chatfield Family , principally from Becords in the Naugatuck Valley, Conn. 
Compiled by William C. Sharpe. Seymour, Conn. 1896. Sm. 8vo. pp. 32. 
Price 50 cts. or 52 cts. by mail. 

Prospectus of the Wiggin Genealogy. 8vo. pp. 14. Price 30 cts. 

Walter Allen of Nevobury , Mass., 1640, and Some of his Descendants. With a 
few Notes on the Allen Family in General. By Allen H. Bent. Boston : 
David Clapp & Son, Printers. 1896. 8vo. pp. 66. 

Proceedings of the Second Munson Family Beunion, held in the city of New 
Haven, Wednesday, August 19, 1896. New Haven : The Tuttle, Morehouse 
& Taylor Press. 1896. 8vo. pp. 43. 

Notes on the Ancestry and Connections of Bear- Admiral Thomas Graves of Charles- 
town, Mass. By Eben Putnam. 8vo. pp. 17. 

Supplement to the Culbertson Genealogy. By Lewis R. Culbertson, M.D., of 
Zanesville, O. Cincinnati, 0. : The Cincinnati Lancet-Clinic. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. 38. 

The Alden- Fuller Becord. A Becord of the Descendants of Lemuel Fuller, Sr., 
fifth from John Alden and Priscilla Mullens, fourth from Dr. Samuel Fuller. 
Compiled by M. Percy Black. St. Louis. 1896. 12mo. pp. 68. 

Descendants of Christopher Chester, 1796-1896. Sm. 8vo. pp. 11. 

Supplement to the Johnson Genealogy. By Rev. W. W. Johnson. Containing 
the Ancestors and Descendants of Hon. Theophilus Crawford, North Green- 
field, Wis. 1896. 8vo. pp. 201-220 (30 pages). 

John Elderkin, One of the Founders of Connecticut, and Some of his Descendants. 
8vo. pp. 14. 

Voorhees. The Line of Louis Bevier Voorhees. Sm. 4to. 12 pages. 

Becord and Pedigree of the Family of Mary on of Essex and Herts. Compiled by 
John Ernest Maryon. 1895. [London.] 4to. 10 pages. 

Captain Philip Beade, 3d Begiment of Infantry, U. S. Army. 4to. 14 pages. 

Brackett Pedigree. By Alpheus L. Brackett, Everett, Mass. 1896. 8vo. 2 
pedigrees, 2 pages each. 

Dana Chart. Descendants of Capt. William and Mary (Bancroft) Dana. Com- 
piled by William D. Ewert. Broadside, 18 by 24 in. 

Bogers-Dudley Chart. Broadside, 18 by 24 in. 

We continue in this number our quarterly notices of books recently published 
relating to family history. 

The first work on our list, the Choates in America, makes a handsome 
volume, printed on superior paper, the pages being rubricated, and the work 
illustrated by many fine portraits and other engravings. It is a fit companion 
volume for the author's " The Cogswells in America," noticed by us October, 
1884. It has the same completeness of research and excellent arrangement of 
the material. The family which produced Rufus Choate and other eminent men 
deserves a fitting memorial, and Rev. Mr. Jameson has furnished one in the 
volume before us. The book is from the press of Alfred Mudge & Son, and does 
credit to that firm. It is furnished with good indexes. 

The book on the Ashley Family is by Francis B. Trowbridge, and is, like all 
of his books, a model for such works. Robert Ashley, the emigrant ancestor, 
was one of the early settlers of Springfield, Mass. His posterity have held im- 

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portant positions and have been thoroughly traced by the compiler of this book. 
Twenty portraits and views embellish the volume. Among the features which 
avc notice is the fullness of the foot-notes in which authorities are given. We 
think it is the first book to give authorities for military services. An excellent 
index is furnished. 

The third book is a superior specimen of book-making. It is printed on fine 
paper and is elegantly bound. Only thirty-five copies were printed for private 
circulation. Besides the Reminiscences of Dr. Alvan Bond, it contains funeral 
sermons aud other notices of this distinguished man ; Brief Sketches of Early 
Settlers who are ancestors of Dr. Bond and his wife Sarah Richardson; a fac- 
simile reprint of the Bond Genealogy, printed in 1826, and other interesting 
matter. It is illustrated with portraits and other fine engravings. 

The Thomas book contains much interesting genealogical information about 
various families of that name, chiefly of the middle states, Maryland, Pennsyl- 
vania aud New York, but including some of New England, the south and west, 
aud also of England and Wales. The author, Rev. Lawrence B. Thomas, D.D., 
is the author of " Genealogical Notes of the Thomas Family." The book is 
well printed and illustrated with " quaint and rare portraits and views." Much 
labor has evidently been given to this work. 

Col. Tierce is an indefatigable genealogist. His history of the Fiske Family 
is a book similar in appearance and arrangement to his Whitney Genealogy, 
which was noticed in the Register a year ago (Vol. L. page 148). Like that 
work, this one is printed in clear type on heavy paper, is profusely illustrated 
and well indexed. It contains the names of more than six thousand persons, 
many of whom have been eminent in their callings. An interesting article on 
the origin of the name is from the pen of Dr. John Fiske, the historian. Be- 
sides the usual vital statistics this volume has a large amount of biographical 

The book on the Butters family is, we think, the first book published on that 
family. Besides the descendants of the Woburn settler, some families in New 
York, West Virginia, Ohio and other of the United States, are found here. 
The book is well compiled and well printed, and is illustrated with fine en- 

The compiler of the Greenleaf Genealogy, James Edward Greenleaf, is a 
grand nephew of Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf, D.D., of Brooklyn, N. Y., who pub- 
lished a genealogy of this family in 1854. He is a son of Rev. P. H. Green- 
leaf, and a grandson of Simon Greenleaf, law professor at Harvard College. 
The work is much enlarged from the former book and is also much improved. 
It is thoroughly prepared, the biographic details being particularly full. It 
is illustrated by fine portraits aud other engravings, and is well indexed. 

The book on the Sinclair family is by Hon. Leonard A. Morrison, to whom 
the public is indebted for several other valuable volumes on -local and family 
history. In the volume before us he has furnished an excellent record of an 
ancient family. Besides the usual state, county, town aud church records 
which he has used, he has drawn much material from the pension papers in the 
Pension Office at Washington, and other documents. The book is well com- 
piled, well indexed and handsomely printed. It gives a history of the family 
in Normandy, France, and a record of the name in Scotland, England and 
Ireland, besides the genealogy of the families in the United States and Canada. 
There are 26 pages of group engravings, including 136 portraits, and other 

Mr. Lord's "Memorials of the Family of Morse" is a good supplement to 
the work of the Rev. Abner Morse, published in 1850, which now is extremely 
rare and brings a very high price. Mr. Lord has arranged his matter on the 
Register plan and has had it printed in large, clear type, on fine white paper 
with broad margins. He has made material additions to the matter derived from 
Rev. Abner Morse's book, especially in the early generations. A similar re- 
vision of other lines of Rev. Mr. Morse's book is needed. Mr. Lord is now en- 
gaged on the English antecedents, with more than ordinary hopes of success. 

The book on the Peters Lineage is devoted to the descendants of Dr. Charles 
Peters, who emigrated to this country in the early part of the last century and 
settled in Hempstead, Long Island. No connection is found with other 
families of the name in this country. The book is carefully compiled and makes 
a handsome volume, and has a good index. It is a fitting memorial of an 
honorable ancestry. 

1897.] Booh Notices. 97 

The late Manning Leonard of Southbridge, whose memoir appears in the 
Register for July, 1887, a descendant of Solomon Leonard of Duxbury and 
Bridgewater, Mass., was engaged many years in collecting materials relating 
to the descendants of his ancestor, but died before his book was published. 
His children have supplied data lacking in their father's manuscript, and it is 
here printed under the charge of his daughter, Miss Annie R. Leonard. It 
makes a handsome volume, well printed and clearly arranged. No better monu- 
ment to a father's memory could he named by his children. 

The book on the White family is devoted to the descendants of William White 
of the Mayflower, whose son Peregrine is noted as the first child of English 
parentage born in New England. It makes a volume of about four hundred 
pages, and furnishes a complete record of the descendants of William and 
Susanna White, well arranged and well printed. The entries, quoted from an 
old Bible in Hartford, should be critically examined. We have serious doubts 
of their genuineness. 

The book on the Streeter family is by Milford B. Streeter of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
The author has made researches in Englaud and traces the family to the county 
of Kent, England. The emigrant ancestor was Stephen Streeter who settled 
at Gloucester, Mass., and afterwards removed to Charlestown. The author 
has been very successful in collecting the records of a widely scattered race. 
The volume is well arranged and has a good index. 

The Colegrove book is by the Rev. Dr. Colegrove of Tallula, 111. Much in- 
formation about this family is here preserved. It is well printed and embel- 
lished with a number of portraits. It has an index. 

The book on the Gifford family is the result of several years which the author 
has devoted to the collection of data about the family. He has given us a fine 
book. He is endeavoring to form a Gifford Historical Society and this book 
is a good prelude. 

The first edition of the Harwoocl book was published in pamphlet form in 
1879. The author was a young man then. He has since continued his re- 
searches and issued a new edition much improved and enlarged. The book is 
illustrated with several fine portraits. 

The book on the Orton family is by Edward Orton, LL.D., Professor of 
Geology in the Ohio State University. The book is well compiled. To the 
several sections are prefixed tabular pedigrees which serve as indexes of the 
matter contained in them. The author states that his aim has been to make 
the work accurate and reliable. 

The book on the Swain family, with notices of several allied families, is a 
work of much merit. The emigrant ancestor of the Swain family was Jeremiah 
Swain who settled in Charlestown, Mass., as early as 1638, and later removed 
to Reading, being one of the first settlers there. The book has an index. 

The book on the Hull family contains a record of over one hundred and 
thirty families, and six hundred and fifty-four descendants, extending over a 
period of two hundred and sixty years. The verso of each page is left blank 
for additions and corrections. The families are separated by red lines. The 
book is well compiled and makes a good appearance. 

The book on the Clark family is by Rev. Edgar W. Clark of Pana, Illinois. 
Samuel Clark, whose descendants are here recorded, as early as 163G was a set- 
tler of Wethersfield, Ct., thence removing to Stamford and Milford, and after- 
wards to Hempstead, Long Island. The genealogy here printed is the result 
of a gradual gathering of more than twenty years. This work of love does 
credit to the author. 

The book on the Pynchon family is a brief record of the famous family de- 
scended from William Pynchon, the founder of Springfield, Mass. Appended 
is a notice of the Holyoke family and a letter of Major John Pynchon dated 
October, 1073, during King Philip's war. It is an interesting book. 

The book on the Thayer family is devoted to one branch of the Thayer family 
of Taunton, Mass., and is intended as a memorial of the father, mother and wife 
of George Thayer of Rochester, N. Y. A limited number of copies has been 
printed. It makes a handsome volume. 

The author of the book on the Townsends is Malcolm Townsend of New York 
city, author of " An Index to Curious Facts in United States History, Histori- 
cal, Geographical and Political." It is an interesting collection of facts con- 
cerning the Townsends of England and America. 

98 Booh Notices. [JaD. 

The book on the Lillie family is by Hon. Edward L. Pierce, author of Me- 
moir and Letters of Charles Sunnier. It was prepared " to perpetuate the hon- 
brable memory of a brave soldier of the Revolution," and to preserve a record 
of his descendants. It makes an interesting volume. The first edition was is- 
sued in August last, and the second in the following December. 

The Fuller book contains much valuable matter. Rev. Daniel Fuller, whose 
diary and portrait arc here given, Avas a descendant of Thomas Fuller, of whose 
genealogy a record by the Rev. Arthur B. Fuller, brother of the talented Marga- 
ret Fuller, was printed in the Register for October, 1859, pp. 351-63. The 
book contains an account of the descendants of Thomas Fuller by the author 
of the diary; the Meditations of Thomas Fuller and Advice to his children in 
verse (1G38), besides other matters. It is printed in old style and makes a 
beautiful volume. 

The book on the Steiner family is by the late Hon. Lewis H. Steiner, M.D., 
LL.D., librarian of the Enoch Pratt Public Library, and his son and successor 
Bernard C. Steiner, Ph.D. It is a carefully compiled book. It contains first, 
sketches of the early history of the Steiner family in Germany ; secondly, early 
Steiner settlers in America; thirdly, an account of Jacob Steiner, the emigrant 
ancestor, with a record of his descendants. The reputation of the authors is a 
guarantee that the work on this book is performed in the most conscientious 

The Roberts book is the result of an investigation commenced more than 
twelve years ago. The result of the search, up to that date, was printed in the 
Register in July, 1888 (pp. 242-8), in an article by the late Lewis A. Roberts 
of New York. The search has been continued to the present time, with grati- 
fying success, by Mr. Starr. The book is well arranged and handsomely 

The next book, by Mr. Bailey, of Boston, contains carefully compiled accounts 
of Thomas Ruggles and his younger brother John, both early settlers of Rox- 
bury, Mass., and their descendants, and of Alitheah Smith, wife of Thomas 
Ruggles. An article on the descendants of Samuel Ladd is also given. Mr. 
Bailey deserves much praise for the thorough work he has done. 

The Bohun Wills contains copies of the wills of Humphrey de Bohen, Earl of 
Hereford, who married Margaret, daughter of Edward I. of England, and other 
early Bohuns related to him, with remarks by Mr. Bigelow, the compiler. This 
is a reprint from the American Historical Review, Vol. I., Nos. 3 & 4, 1896. A 
tabular pedigree accompanies this pamphlet, tracing the ancestry of the com- 
piler to Edward I., and to several noble families of England. The pedigree has 
been admitted to record at the Heralds' College, London. The pedigree is 
embellished with symbolical designs. 

Mr. Drummond's pamphlet on the several John Rogers families iu Plymouth 
and vicinity, though small in size, is the result of much labor. There w r ere so 
many by the name of John Rogers in Plymouth, Duxbury«, Marshfield, Wey- 
mouth and Scituate in their early history, and they have so often been con- 
founded, that Judge Drummond determined to clear up the mystery, and by 
much research succeeded in separating the different individuals. He prepared 
a paper on the subject wilich was read before the Maine Historical Society, and 
is here reprinted from their Proceedings. 

The Notes on the Pillsburys of Leek give, among other matters, abstracts of 
some wills of Staffordshire Pillsburys, obtained some years ago and verified in 
1894 by Mr. Putnam. The information in these wills is tabulated. 

The work on the Chatfielcl family gives the descendants of George Chatfield, 
who with his brothers Francis and Thomas settled at Guilford, Conn., in 1639. 
It is well compiled, and is illustrated with several fine portraits. It has an 

The Wiggin pamphlet is issued by a committee appointed at the reunion of 
the descendants of Gov. Thomas Wiggin in 1895. It has some genealogical 
matter, with several portraits and a map. 

The pamphlet on the descendants of Walter Allen is a well compiled gene- 
alogy. A Society of the Descendants of Walter Allen has been formed, and 
a larger volume on the same subject is hoped for. 

The next pamphlet gives the proceedings at the second annual reunion of 
descendants of Capt. Munson in August last, the first reunion having been held 
August 17, 1887 (see Register, vol. 42, p. 224). A Munson genealogy in two 
large octavo volumes had been published in the winter preceding this second 
reunion (see Register, vol. 50, p. 240) . 

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The pamphlet on the Descendants of Rear Admiral Thomas Graves is by Mr. 
Putnam of Salem, who has had much experience in such work. A large folding 
pedigree helps much in understanding the relationship of persons whose record 
is given. 

The next pamphlet is a supplement to the Culbertson genealogy, an octavo of 
over three hundred pages, by the same author, published in 1893. 

The Alden-Fuller Record gives some records of two Mayflower families and 
will be interesting to many people. 

The next pamphlet is devoted to the descendants of Christopher Chester of 
Boston and Lancaster, Mass. His son John was born in Boston, Aug. 13, 1796, 
and died in Dedham, Dec. 31, 1883. 

The Johnson pamphlet is a supplement to the Johnson Genealogy by the same 
author, published in 1893 and noticed in the Register, vol. 47, p. 382. 

The Elderkin pamphlet is a record of the descendants of one of the founders 
of Connecticut, who came to New England as early as 1637. The author is 
John Elderkin of New York city, journalist and author, who is of the eighth 
generation. The work is written in narrative form and is highly interesting. 
It makes a handsome pamphlet. 

The work on the Voorhees family is another handsome pamphlet. It is by 
Rev. Louis Bevier Voorhees, secretary of the Directors of Lawrence Academy 
and Vice President of the Groton Historical Society. It gives his line of de- 
scent from Coert Albert van voor Hees of Ruinen in Holland, whose son Steven 
emigrated to Long Island, N. Y., and died at Flatlancls, Feb. 16, 1684. The 
record is well prepared. 

The Maryon book is well described by its title. The author, John Ernest 
Maryon, of Heartsease Park, Biloxi, Miss., U. S., or 47 Tottenham Court Road, 
London, Eng., solicits new facts or correction of errors, as he hopes to pro- 
duce a larger and more perfect record. 

The pamphlet on Capt. Reade, U. S. N., gives a record of the ancestry of that 
gentleman and of the revolutionary services of his ancestors. 

The Brackett pamphlet gives a notice of the early Bracketts settled in New 
England, and a record of some descendants of Anthony Brackett of Portsmouth, 
N. H. 

The Dana Chart gives the descendants of William Dana, who married Mary 
Bancroft, Nov. 28, 1770. It was compiled in 1870 for their centennial anni- 

The Rogers-Dudley tabular chart gives the descent of Mary Estelle Rogers 
and Josephine Harrison Rogers from John Rogers, the younger (see Register, 
vol. 41, p. 138) ; and from Capt. Roger Dudley and his son Governor Thomas 


Presented to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society from July 16, 

to December 1, 1896. 

Prepared by the Assistant Librarian. 

I. Publications written or edited by Members of the Society. 


The Choates in America. 1643-1896. John Choate and his descendants. Che- 
bacco, Ipswich, Mass. By E. O. Jameson. Boston. 1896. 4to. pp. xvi.-f-458. 

The Ashley Genealogy. A history of the descendants of Robert Ashley, of Spring- 
field, Mass. By Erancis Bacon Trowbridge. New Haven. 1896. 8vo. pp. v. -4-472. 

Memorial: Genealogical, Historical and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, 
of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Mass., and some of his descendants. By Manning 
Leonard. Southbridge. [1896.] 8vo. pp. 452. 

* This list does not include publications which are elsewhere noticed, unless written by 
a member. 

100 Recent Publications. [Jan. 

The Roberts Family of Simsbury, Conn., in the line of Capt. Lemuel Roberts. 
1742-1789. Compiled by Frank Farnsworth Starr, for James J.Goodwin. Hart- 
ford. 1890. 8vo. pp. 54. 

Walter Allen, of Newbury, Mass., 1640, and some of his descendants. By Allen 
H. Bent. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 66. 

The John Rogers Families in Plymouth and vicinity. By Josiah II. Drummond. 
n. p. 8vo. [1896.] 

Graves of Stepney. Notes on the ancestry and connections of "Rear-admiral" 
Thomas Graves, of Charlestown, Mass. By Eben Putnam. [From Hist. Coll. of the 
Essex Institute, vol. xxxi., 1895.] 8vo. pp. 17. 

Pillsburvs of Leek. Notes on the Pillsburys of Leek, Co. Stafford, Eng. By Miss 
Emily A. Getchell and Eben Putnam. [From Hist. Coll. of the Essex Institute, vol. 
xxxi., 1895.] 8v. pp. 24. 


The Puritan in England and New England. By Ezra Hoyt Byington, D.D., 
Member of Society of Church History. With an introduction by Alexander McKen- 
zie, D.D., Minister of the First Church in Cambridge. Boston. Roberts Brothers. 
1896. 8xo. pp. xl.-f-406. [Price $2.00.] 

Soldiers in King Philip's War. [New ed.] By George Madison Bodge. Leo- 
minster. 1896. 8vo. pp. xiii.-f-502. 

Bermuda during the American Revolution. By Isaac J. Greenwood. Boston. 
1896. 8vo. pp. 6. 

Local History. 

Papers relating to Capt. Thomas Lawrence's Company raised in Groton, Mass., 
during the French and Indian war, 1758. Remarks before the Mass. Hist. Soc, May 
8, 1890. By Samuel Abbott Green. Cambridge. 1890. 8vo. pp. 15. 

Old School Street [Boston]. By Henry F. Jenks. Reprinted from the New Eng. 
Mag., November, 1895. 8vo. pp. 13. 

Record of the births, marriages and deaths and intentions of marriage in Stough- 
ton, 1727-1800, and in Canton, 1797-1845, preceded by the records of the south 
precinct of Dorchester, 1715-1727. Edited by Frederic Endicott. Canton, Mass. 
1896. 8vo. pp. vii.+317. 


Hosea Ballou, 2d, D.D., First President of Tufts College: His Origin, Life and 
Letters. By Hosea Starr Ballou, Member of Rhode Island Historical Society, Vir- 
ginia Historical Society, New-England Historic Genealogical Society and Societe de 
l'Histoire du Protestantisme Frangais, Paris. Boston. E. P. Guild & Co. 1896. 
8vo. pp. 312. 

Address Commemorative of the Life and Services of George D. Robinson, Governor 
of the Commonwealth, 1884-86. By Henry Cabot Lodge. Proceedings in Lexington 
on the 121st Anniversary of the Battle. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 28. 

Was John Kettell Killed by the Indians? By Rev. George F. Clark. 8vo. pp. 3. 

Clifford Stanley Sims. Biographical sketch. By William Nelson. Boston. 1896. 
8vo. pp. 10. 

In memoriam. General Mason Brayman. Leaflet. 

Andrew P. Peabodv. Memoir. Bv Edward J. Young. Cambridge. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. 28. 

Napoleone di Buonaparte. By Brev. Maj.-Gen. J. Watts de Peyster. Reprinted 
from the " College Student." Lancaster, Pa. 

Gov. Edward Winslow: his part and place in Plymouth Colony. By William 
Copley Winslow. Reprinted from the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, July, 1896. 8vo. pp. 11. 

Colleges and Schools. 

Andover Theological Seminary Necrology, 1895-96. Prepared by C. C. Carpenter, 
Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 179-235. (2d printed ser., No. 6.) 

Societies and Institutions. 

Ebenezer Williams — his Forerunners, Himself, by William Ward Wright. Park- 
man Club Pub., No. 7. Milwaukee, Wis. 1896. 8vo. pp. 133-203. 

1897.] Recent Publications. 101 

U. S. Government, State and Municipal Publications. 

Inaugural Addresses of the Mayors of Boston. Vol. II. 1852-1867. Published 
by City Registrar. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 429. 


Rev. John Barnard, of Marblehead. — John Langdon Sibley, Librarian of Harvard 
College. Remarks at meetings of the Mass. Hist. Soc. by Dr. Samuel A. Green. 

Remarks on some early editions of Rev. Thomas Symmes's sermon on Lovewell's 
Fight at Pigwacket, Maine, by Dr. Samuel A. Green. 

II. Other Publications. 

Roll of New Hampshire Men at Louisburg, Cape Breton, 1745. Concord, N. H. 
1896. 8vo. pp. 63. 

A Summer Visit of three Rhode Islanders to the Massachusetts Bay in 1651. By 
Melville King. Providence. 1896. 12mo. pp. 115. 

Chronology of Montreal and of Canada, 1752-1893, with calendars of every year 
from 1752 to 1925. By Frederick William Terrill. Montreal. 1893. 8vo. pp. 501. 

The Frontier Forts within the North and West Branches of the Susquehanna 
River, Penn. Report of the State Commissioner to mark the forts erected against 
the Indians prior to 1783. By Capt. John M. Buckalew. Wilkes Barre, Penn. 1896. 
4to. pp. 70. 

The Cabot Controversies, and the right of England to North America. By Justin 
Winsor. Reprinted, 100 copies, from the Proceedings of the Mass. Hist. Soc, 1896. 
Cambridge. 1896. 8vo. pp. 16. 

Local History. 

The Huguenots of Boston. By Rev. Matthew C. Julien. Address before the 
Huguenot Society of America, New York city, April 30, 1895. 8vo. pp. 21. 

Historical Discourse in Seminary Chapel, Andover, May 17, 1896. By Prof. John 
Phelps Taylor. Andover. [1896.] 8vo. pp. 16. 

The City of Newton. Commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the work of 
Rev. John Eliot, Nov. 11, 1896. Order of exercises. 

History of the Early Settlement of Palermo, Me. By Allen Goodwin. Belfast. 
[1896.] 16mo. pp. 34. 

By the sea. Little Compton, a Pilgrim colony, over two centuries old. Reprint 
from Troy Daily Times, Jan. 1895. 

Manual of the First Congregationalist Church, Littleton, N. H. Littleton. [1896.] 
12mo. pp. 74. 

Early Records of the Town of Providence. Vol. X. Providence. 1896. 8vo. pp. 

Year Book — 1885. City of Charleston, So. Carolina. 8vo. pp. x-f-424. 

In the Heart of Cape Ann, or Story of Dogtown. By Charles E. Mann. Glouces- 
ter. [1896.] 16mo. pp. 71. 

Salisbury's Earliest Settlers. By John Q. Evans. Republished from the Amesbury 
News. Amesbury. 1896. 8vo. pp. 12. 

Commemoration of the Centennial of the Congregationalist Church, Hinsdale, 
Mass., Aug. 28, 1895. Pittsfield, Mass. 1896. 8vo. pp. 173. 

Brief History of the Byfield Congregationalist Church and Parish, 1702-1888. 
Compiled by Jos. N. Dummer. Salem, Mass. 1888. 12mo. pp. 80. 

Castine, Past and Present. By George Augustus Wheeler. Boston. 1896. 12mo. 
pp. viii-f— 1 12. 


In Memoriam. Mary Rebecca De Costa. New York, 1896. 12mo. pp. 12. 

Thomas Chute. By William Goold. Read before the Maine Historical Society, 
Dec. 23, 1882. 8vo. pp. 12. 

Governor George Burrington. By Marshall Delancey Haywood. Raliegh, N. C. 
1896. 8vo. pp. 34. 

Recollections of the Life of John Glenn. By Daniel C/Gilman, with Review of the 
Charitable Work of Mr. Glenn by J. R. Brackett. Baltimore. [1896.] 8vo. pp. 22. 

In Memoriam. William Holcomb Webster, of Connecticut, late chief examiner of 
the IT. S. Civil Service Commission. Washington, D. C. 1896. 8vo. pp. 52. 

In Commemoration of the Life and Services of Frederic T. Greenhalge, late Governor 
of the Commonwealth. Printed by order of the General Court. [1896.] 8vo. pp. 65. 

102 liecent Publications. [Jan. 

Colleges mid Schools. 

Catalogue of the Phillips Exeter Academy, 1895-96. Exeter, N. H. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. 31. 

New York School of Applied Design for Women. Founded in 1892 by Ellen 
Dunlap Hopkins. 12mo. pp. 72. Illustrated. 

Address List of the Alumni Association of Andover Theological Seminary, for 
1895-96. Leaflet. 

Catalogue of the College of "William and Mary. Session, 1895-96. Announce- 
ments, 1896-97, Richmond, Va. [1896.] 8vo. pp. 66. Illustrated. 

General Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Adelbert College, of Western 
Reserve University, 1825-1895. 8vo. pp. 196. 

Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, West 
Point, N. Y. 1898. 12mo. pp. 39. 

New York School of Applied Design for Women. [Prospectus.] 1896-97. 16mo. 
pp. 18. 

Sixth Biographical Record of the Class of '69, Yale College, 1869-1894. New 
Haven, 1895. 8vo. pp. 175. 

Record and Statistics of the Academic Class of '54, Y'ale University, 1854-1896. 
Stamford, Conn. 1896. 8vo. pp. 258. 

Societies and Institutions. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. 2d Series, Vol. I. 
Meeting of May, 1895. 4to. pp. 279. Illustrated. 

Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1889-'96. Edited by F. G. 
Adams. Vol. V. Topeka. 1896. 8vo. pp. 695. 

Collections and Researches made by the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society. 
Vols. XXV, XXVI. Lansing. 1896. Two volumes. 8vo. pp. 720, 813. 

Oration in honor of Col. William Prescott, delivered in Boston, 14 Oct., 1895, by 
invitation of the Bunker Hill Monument Association, by William Everett. Boston. 
1896. 8vo. pp. 64. 

Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting, 
June 17, 1895. With address of Hon. Frederic W. Lincoln. Boston. 1895. 8vo. 
pp. 47. 

Same. 1896. 8vo. pp. 54. 

Proceedings of the Beverly Historical Society of Massachusetts, on occasion of 
presentation of tablet commemorating the minute-men of Beverly. By Charles 
Frederic Smith. New York. 1896. 12mo. pp. 28. 

Annual Report of the Connecticut Hist. Soc. Hartford. 1896. 8vo. pp. 50. 

" On the Banks of the Mystic." Historical Festival, under auspices of Medford 
Hist. Soc, and personal direction of Miss Margaret McLaren Eager, Oct. 14 to 20, 
1896. 8vo. pp. 22. Illustrated. 

Catalogue of Loan Exhibit at Royall House, Medford, in connection with Historical 
Festival. 16mo. pp. 9. 

Methuen Historical Society Publications. Nos. 1, 2. [1896.] 2 vols. 8vo. 

Negro Slavery in Wisconsin, by John Nelson Davidson. Parkman Club Pub., No. 
6. Milwaukee, Wis. 1896. 8vo. pp. 103-131. 

Historical Society, Newburg Bay and the Highlands. Newburg, N. Y. 1896. 
8vo. pp. 64. 

Missouri Historical Society, No. 12. 1. — Newspapers and Newspaper People of 
Three Decades, by William Hyde. 2. — Territorial Revenue System of Missouri. St. 
Louis. 1896. 8vo. pp. 50. 

Minutes of the 87th Annual Meeting of the General Association of the Congre- 
gational and Presbyterian Churches of New Hampshire, at Littleton, Sept. 22-24, 
1896. 9oth Annual Report of the New Hampshire Home Missionary Society. Vol. 
vii., No. 2. Concord, N. H. 1896. 8vo. pp. 209. 

Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Annual Report for 1895. Win- 
nipeg. 1896. 8vo. pp. 32. 

Same. 1894. Winnipeg. 1895. 8vo. pp. 22. 

Worthies of Old Red River. By George Bryce. Historical and Scientific Society 
of Manitoba. Transaction No. 48. Winnipeg. 1896. 8vo. pp. 12. 

24th Animal Report of the Directors of the General Theological Library. Boston. 
1896. 12mo. pp. 79. 

86th Annual Report of the Bible Society of Maine, for Year ending March 1, 1896. 
Portland. 1896. 8vo. pp. 36. 

1897.] Deaths. 103 

Lackawanna Institute of History and Science. Historical Series, Nos. 2, 4, 5. 

Report of the Proceedings of the Wyoming Commemorative Association, on the 
1 17th Anniversary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming. [Wilkes Barrej. 1895. 
8vo. pp. 32. 

Same. 118th Anniversary. Wilkes Barre. 1896. 8vo. pp. 27. 

256th Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, Massa- 
chusetts, 1893-94. Sermon by Rev. Adolph A. Berle. Boston. 1895. 8vo. pp. 96. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Halifax, 
N. S. Session of 1894-95. Vol. IX., pt. 1. Halifax. 1896. 8vo. pp. xxii.+ lOO. 

U. S. Government, State and Municipal Publications. 

Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts, 1896. Boston. 1896. pp. 939. 
City of Beverly. City Documents, 1895. Beverly. 1896. 8vo. pp. 419. 
Report of the Commissioner of Education, for the Year 1893-94. Vol. 2. Wash- 
ington [D. C] 1896. 8vo. pp. 1064-2290. 


Ex Libris Leaflets. Nos. 1-3. The Rose Family of Suffield, Conn.; Rev. John 
Tyler, of Norwich, Conn. ; Abraham Pettibone, of Burlington, Conn. By James 
Terry. 1896. 

Bibliography of American Heraldry, by Mortimer Delano de Lannoy. New York. 
1896. 12mo. pp. 11. 

Plan of Boston Proper, showing changes of Street and Ward Lines, 1795-1895. 
By Charles C. Perkins. 3X2£ ft. 

Reunion United Confederate Veterans, June 30, July 1 and 2, 1896. (The Times, 
Richmond, Va., June 30, July 1-3, 1896. The Richmond Despatch, June 28-30, July 
1-3, 1896.) 


Miss Sarah Loring Bailey died in By her mother she was a descendant of 

Taunton on Sept. 8, 1896, and was the celebrated New England peda- 

buried in North Andover. She was gogue, Ezekiel Cheever, through his 

the daughter of Otis Bailey and Lucinda son the Rev. Thomas Cheever, the first 

Alden Loring, and was born at Ando- pastor of Rumney Marsh (Chelsea), 

ver, Mass., in the North Parish (now Her grandfather, Joseph Cheever, as 

North Andover), April 22, 1834. She Lieutenant, led a company at Bunker 

was educated in private schools and at Hill, and was in command of a company 

Franklin Academy in Andover. Her at Valley Forge and at Trenton. All 

life work was that of a teacher. She her lines of ancestry extended to the 

had more than ordinary mental powers, early settlers of New England and em- 

and always worked with conscientious braced the well-known names of Boyl- 

fidelity and zeal, and with much sue- ston, Brooks, Gajdner, Holyoke, Tut- 

cess, until finally her health failed. tie, Sargeant, Sprague, Oakes and 

She was a writer of ability, and was others. By her father she was descend- 

the author of " Historical Sketches of ed from four of the Mayflower passen- 

Andover, Mass." Boston. 1880. gers — John Tilley and his wife, and 

John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, 

Martha Skinner Corey, widow of Solo- and if the wife of Tilley was the daughter 
monPendre Corey (REGiSTER,xxvi. 102) of John and Katherine Carver, as some 
died at Maiden, Mass., August 21, authorities find reasons to believe, two 
1896. She was born in Maiden, May names may be added to the Mayflower 
1, 1815, and was the last survivor of ancestry. Mrs. Corey had one child, a 
eleven children of Thomas and Han- son, who survives her. 
nah (Cheever) Waite. She was de- 
scended in the seventh generation from Hannah (Drew) Hutchings, a genealo- 
Capt. John Wayte, one of the original gist of some note, who was born in 
settlers of Maiden, and his wife Mary, Newfield, Me., Dec. 31, 1826, died in 
daughter of Joseph Hills, the compiler Kittery, Me., Aug. 19, 1896. Her pa- 
of the Massachusetts Laws of 1648. rents were Andrew and Margery Pep- 




perrell (Wentworth) Drew. Maternally 
she was descended from Andrew Pep- 
perrell, brother of General Sir William 
Pepperrell, and married June 10, 1849, 
Fox well Curtis Wilson of Kittery, Me. 
They had two children, of whom the 
son, Ervin I., (with his wife and chil- 
dren) are the only survivors. Several 
years after the death of her husband 
she married, in 1866, Daniel Hutchings, 
whom she survived. 

Mrs. Hutchings' s love for ancient 
things and genealogical lore was of life- 
long duration. Her earliest known 
work was the liberal assistance she 
gave Hon. John Wentworth in his ad- 
mirable two volumes on the Wentworth 
family, which he acknowledged. In 
the compilation of my works on the 
Sparhawks and Cutts families she was 
greatly interested, and rendered assist- 
ance of undoubted value without which 
the work would have been sadly incom- 
plete. Among her unpublished works 
are brochures on the families of Wil- 
son, Drew, Hutchings, Curtis and Pep- 
perrell. She was only prevented by 
infirmities of age from publishing all 
she wrote. Her traits were among 
those belonging to the sturdy New 
Englanders passing away. 

By C. H. Cutts Howard, Esq. 

Mrs. Amelia Augustine McIntire died 
at Cambridge, Mass., 6 November, 
1896. She was born on Sullivan's Isl- 
and, Charleston (S. C.) harbor, 1 March, 
1803. She was daughter of Lieut. Louis 
Landais, U.S.A., wife of Ebenezer Mc- 
Intire, Esq., of Cambridge, and mother 
of Hon. Charles J. McIntire, Judge of 
Probate for the County of Middlesex. 
On her mother's side Mrs. McIntire was 
a descendant in the sixth generation of 
the Puritan, John Talcot, who came 
with the Rev. Thomas Hooker's Brain- 
tree company to " Newe Towne," and 
built his house where is now the cor- 
ner of Brattle and Ash streets, in 1630 ; 
was one of the first board of selectmen, 
and a deputy to the General Court. In 
1637, he accompanied Hooker to Hart- 
ford, and his son, Lieut. Col. John Tal- 
cot, was the commander-in-chief of the 
Connecticut forces in the Pequot war. 
She was fourth in descent from Hon. 
John Read of Boston, attorney- general 
of the province from 1722 to 1727, who 
married Ruth, the daughter of Col. 
Talbot. Capt. Charles Morris, of Bos- 
ton, married Mr. Read's daughter Mary ; 
they were the great- grandparents of 
Mrs. McIntire. 

Capt. Morris took a company, under 
Pepperrell, from Boston to the scige of 

Louisbourg in 174-5. He remained in 
Nova Scotia, became a member of the 
governor's council for twenty-seven 
years, and chief justice of the supreme 
court. Mrs. Mclntire's maternal grand- 
father was Dr. Alexander Abercrombie 
Peters, surgeon U.S.A. Mrs. Mclntire's 
paternal grandfather was a judge and 
consul at St. Domingo. Col. Tonsard, 
U.S.A., who came to this country with 
Lafayette, organized the artillery force 
of the continental army under Wash- 
ington, and lost an arm at the battle of 
Long Island, was a cousin to Louis 
Landais, of an ancient French family, 
who received his military education in 
France and his commissions as second 
and first lieutenant of artillery and en- 
gineers from Presidents Adams and 
Jefferson. Both of these commissions 
are still in good preservation in the 
hands of her son. 

Mrs. McIntire received a superior 
education and her rare grace of man- 
ner, high-bred courtesy and charming 
disposition won her a great many 
friends, as was shown by the large at- 
tendance at the funeral services at St. 
Peter's Church, Cambridge. About fif- 
teen years ago she became blind, which 
misfortune she bore with patience and 
cheerfulness. Her ninetieth birthday 
was made the occasion of a celebra- 
tion and gathering in her honor. She 
was a pious and sincere christian, a 
kind and indulgent mother, and a lov- 
ing and constant friend. G. A. G. 

Miss Emily Seaver, of Rutland, Vt., died 
in that city on Thursday, December 3, 
1896. She was the only daughter of 
Norman aud Anna Maria (Lawrence) 
Seaver, and was borfi in Charlestown, 
Mass., on November 5, 1835. She spent 
her early life in Boston and its neigh- 
borhood, but went to Rutland with her 
mother in the year 1860, in order to 
make a home for her brother, the Rev. 
Norman Seaver, who had been then just 
called to be associate pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church. Her mother was 
a daughter of Hon. Luther Lawrence, 
of Groton, the eldest brother of Amos 
and Abbott Lawrence, and she had a 
wide circle of friends and kinsfolk in 

Miss Seaver was a woman of strong 
intellectual powers and rare literary 
taste, and her loss will be felt in many 
different walks of life. Apart, how- 
ever, from her cultivation and strength 
of mind, she will be remembered best 
for her conscientious and Christian life. 

S. A. G. 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 105 


By Henry F. Waters, A.M. 
[Continued from Vol. 50, page 588.] 

Richard Warren of Fordington, Dorset, husbandman, 6 December, 
1636, proved 3 May, 1638. I give and bequeath towards the reparations 
of the church at Fordington six shillings and eight pence and to the poor 
of the same parish six shillings and eight pence. To my daughter Mary 
Bartlett wife of John Bartlett six shillings and eight pence and no more 
in respect I have bought my copyhold tenement in Fordington for her 
life and she hath married without my consent, I give and bequeath 
unto John Cox, son of John Cox of Beckhampton and of Elizabeth his 
wife, one other of my daughters, the sum of twenty pounds. To William 
Cox, another of their sons, twenty pounds. Item I give and bequeath 
unto my daughter Johan wife of Edward {sic) Sprage six shillings and 
-eight pence and to the children of the said Edward Sprage and of Johan 
his wife which shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of twenty 
shillings apiece. To my godchildren William Swann, Richard Cosens and 
Christopher Sampson and unto Margaret Wills daughter of Richard Wills 
of Fordington twelve pence apiece. Item, upon condition that the said 
John Bartlett and Mary his wife, my daughter, do permit and suffer mine 
executors quietly and peaceably to hold and enjoy the copyhold tenement 
wherein I now dwell and to take the whole profits thereof for the space of 
six months next after my decease, I give and bequeath unto my said daugh- 
ter Mary the sum of ten pounds, to be paid unto her within one year next 
after my decease. The residue of my goods &c. I give to Eve my now 
wife and to the said Elizabeth Coxe my daughter whom I make sole ex- 
ecutors. Friends Mr. William Jolliffe of Dorchester, woollendraper, and 
Thomas Sarvant the younger of Charminster to be overseers. 

Lee, 54. 

[A curious mistake has been made here. Mr. Warren's daughter Johan was 
the wife of Ralph Sprague, not Edward as given above. But Ralph was a son 
of Edward Sprague, as we see from the latter's will given in my Gleanings for 
April, 1895 (Reg., vol. 49, p. 264). The names of father and son seem to have 
been confounded. Erom Lechforcl's Note-Book (pp. 36-38 as printed) we learn 
that Ralfe Sprague, sometime of Fordington, Dorset, fuller, afterwards of 
Charlestown, N. E., planter, and his wife Joane, daughter of Richard Warren, 
sent power of attorney (8-9-1638) to Mr. William Derby of Dorchester (Eng- 
land), gentleman, to demand and receive such portions as might come to them 
from Warren's estate and remit the same through Sprague's sister Alice Eames, 
at Pomberry Mill, near Dorchester. A letter was sent the same day by Ralfe 
Sprague to his sister Alice about this matter. In August, 1640 (Lechford 
p. 301), Ralfe Sprague and his wife Joane made John Holland of Tinckleton, 
Dorset, fuller, an attorney to receive of John Cox of Bowlington and Eliza- 
beth his wife, executors of Richard Warren deceased, seven pounds given by 
his will to the said Joane and her children John, Jonathan, Richard, Samuel, 
Mary and Phineas, or any other sum due unto them. 

For the reference to the foregoing will I am indebted to Mr. F. J. Pope, who 
kindly assisted me about the Cole wills in the October number of the Register 
for 1895. — H. F. W. 

See in the Register for July, 1850, p. 289, a letter to Ralph Sprague, from 
John Corbin, dated March 25, 1651. Corbin calls himself a " father in law" to 
Sprague. Query — Did Corbin marry the widow of Richard Warren? — J. W. D..J 
VOL. LI. 10 

106 Genealogical Gleanings hi England, [Jan. 

Richard Ange of Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, baker, 16 January 
1607, proved 28 January 1608. To be buried in the church or churchyard 
of Stratford. Son Francis. Son Christopher. Son William. To daughter 
Elizabeth thirty pounds within two years next after my decease or at the 
day of her marriage, which shall first happen. To daughter Katherine 
thirty pounds at the age of one and twenty years or at day of marriage. 
To son Francis the lease or indenture of my house wherein I now dwell 
after the decease of Alice my wife. To every of my sou in law's childreu, 
Francis Smithe, two shillings six pence apiece. To every of Thomas 
Uornebee's children, my sou in law, two shillings six pence apiece. To 
Francis and Richard, sons unto my late deceased son Arthur Ange, five 
shillings apiece. To son William Ange's daughter five shillings. Son 
Francis unmarried. Wife Alice to be sole executrix and trusty friends 
Francys Smithe and Thomas Hornebee, my sons in law, to be my super- 
visors. Witnessed by William Gilbard ah Higgs, clerk, Frauncys Smithe, 
William Ainge and Thomas Hornebee. Dorset, 8. 

[This gives me an opportunity to correct two misprints iu former Gleanings. 
The name Ange was turned into Auge on pages 422 and 424 of the Register for 
1892 (vol. 46). The above Richard Ange was somehow related to the Smith 
family of Stratford upon Avon to which belonged the William Smith who 
married a maternal aunt of John Harvard, his brother Francis Smith whose 
daughter Mary became the wife of our George Wyllys (see Reg., vol. 46, pp. 
422-3) and another brother Henry Smith whose will, in Reg., vol. 47, pp. 390-1, 
mentioned a cousin Francis Ainge. — H. F. W.] 

Thomas Combe of Old Stratford in the County of Warwick Esq. 20 
June 1656, proved 14 July 1657. To be buried in the chancel of the 
parish church of Old Stratford. To the poor of the Borough of Stratford 
upon Avon twenty pounds and to the poor of the parish of Old Stratford 
ten pounds. My servants William and Henry Gale. Other servants. 
My cousin Anne Birch wife of Francis Birch of Allchurch in the county of 
Worcester. George Beck and his sister Mary Beck the children of my 
servant Emberie Beck. My well beloved friends Mr. John Brooks and 
Mr. Richard Hunt of the Borough of Stratford upon Avon. To Anthony 
Bonner eldest son of my cousin Anthony Bonner of Quinton in the County 
of Gloucester, gen*, fifty pounds, to be delivered into the hands of my trusty 
and much respected friends Michael Rutter of Quinton &c. Esq., George Wil- 
lis of Fenny Compton gen* and Edward Wagstaffe of Bridgetown, War- 
wick, gen 1 , for the best benefit and advantage of the said Anthony Bonner the 
younger. Thomas Bonner, his brother. To my much respected and esteemed 
friend Edward Wagstaffe (as above) ten pounds to buy him one silver 
can with my name and arms engraven upon it. Sarah Cale of the borough 
of Stratford upon Avon, daughter of my cousin Humfrey Crane of the 
borough of Warwick. To my cousin William Combe all that the water 
and river of Avon and the ground and soil usually covered with the said 
river and also all that the several and free fishing of and in the said river 
of Avon, from a place or stone in the Home near the riverside four and 
forty yards distant from the Wash meadow ditch up the river to a place 
called Hatton Stile. Mr. Nathaniel Fox of Pointington in the County of 
Somerset clerk. My " auntient " acquaintance and trusty friend Mr. John 
Washington of Shottery in the County of Warwick gen 1 . My said cousin 
William Combe, his heirs and assigns, to pay yearly fifty shillings out of 
the tithes of Dreyton to the Bayliff of Stratford upon Avon for the find- 

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ing and providing of a dinner yearly for the said Bayliff and Burgesses of 
the said Borough at or upon every tenth day of June. John Charnock of 
the same borough blacksmith. John Lord Bishop of Worcester by Inden- 
ture made 26 December 21 st of our late Sovereign Lord James set over (to 
certain persons) a messuage and the parcels of lands called the Wastells 
ah Wastehills in Allchurch Worcestershire to hold during the natural lives 
of Thomas Combe, Mary Combe daughter of William Combe, brother of 
the said Thomas, and Mary Boughton daughter of Edward Boughton gen fc , 
brother in law of the said Thomas. Recitation of other similar indenture. 
My cousin William Combe son and heir of John Combe of Allchurch &c. 
gen 1 , at age of one and twenty. Thomas Combe second son of the said 
John Combe. John Combe third son &c. Reference to alms men and 
women in Stratford such as wore gowns by my uncle John Combe's be- 
quest. A learned preacher to make two sermons yearly in the parish church 
of Stratford, one upon every 10 th day of June and the other every 25 th day 
of December. My cousin Thomas Crane of the borough of Warwick, mer- 
cer. My cousin William Boughton of Cawson in the County of Warwick 
Esq. My brother William Combe of old Stratford Esq. (who hath no 
issue male living). His two daughters Mary and Katherine (married). My 
cousin Combe Wagstaffe and Mary his sister and Thomas Stephens, grand- 
children to my said brother. I give and bequeath unto my faithful loving 
kinsman George Willis of Fennie Compton in the County of Warwick 
gent fifty pounds over and above and besides the legacy of one huudred 
marks hereinafter bequeathed him if he take on him my executorship. My 
loving nieces Mrs. Mary Rouse wife of John Rouse of Tachbrooke Esq. 
and Mrs. Katherine Stephens wife of Thomas Stephens of Sadbury Esq. 
My loving friend Thomas Rawlins of Stratford upon Avon Esq. Counsellor 
at Law. Friend Thomas Burman of Woscott in Grandsborough Esq. Coun- 
sellor at Law. I do constitute and ordain my said cousin William Combe, 
son of my cousin John Combe of Alchurch &c. gen 1 ., the said George Wil- 
lis of Fennie Compton gen 1 ., Henry Smith of old Stratford gen 1 and 
Thomas Crane of the borough of Warwick, mercer, executors. 

Ruthen, 282. 

[The George Willis of Fennie Compton here referred to must have been the 
son of our Governor Wyllys of Connecticut. Just how the relationship was 
between Combe and Willis or Wyllys I have yet to learn, but I have recalled to 
mind that years ago I took off the reference to an earlier will of one of this 
Combe family, no less a person than Shakespere's friend John a Combe, which 
I now give. He was evidently the uncle of the foregoing testator. 

H. F. W.] 

John Combe of Oldstretford in the County of Warr. gen fc ., 28 January 
10 th James, 1612, proved 10 November 1615. My body to be buried in 
the parish church of Stretford upon Avon in the said county, near to the 
place where my mother was buried, and my will is that a convenient tomb, 
of the value or three score pounds, shall be set over me. My cousin Sir 
Henry Clare, knight, and Frances Clare his daughter. To my brother 
John Combe all that messuage &c. wherein William Cawdrey als Cooke now 
dwelleth, situated in Warwick in the said county and adjoining to the Gable 
there, my brother to hold this for term of his natural life and after his 
decease the reversion and remainder thereof to be to the use and behoof of 
the heirs male of the body of the said John Combe lawfully begotten and 
to be begotten and, for want of such heirs, to the heirs male &c. of my 
nephew William Combe Esq. and the heirs male of his body &c. and, for 

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default of such heirs, to the use and behoof of my nephew Thomas Combe 
gen 1 . &c. &c., next to my brother George Combe &c, and lastly to my right 
heirs forever. To the children of my brother John three hundred pounds, 
to be equally divided amongst such of them as shall be living at his de- 
cease, the profit to be paid yearly to my said brother John during his life 
to his own use and towards the bringing up of his children. To the said 
William Combe (certain closes) in the parish of Bishop's Hampton ah 
Hampton Lucy, to him and to his heirs male, with remainder to my nephew 
Thomas Combe &c., next to my brother George Combe for life and after 
his decease to my nephew John Combe son of the said George, next to my 
brother John &c. and lastly to my right heirs. To said nephew Thomas 
Combe (certain lands) in Hampton aforesaid (with provisions for entail). 
To mv brother George Combe all those closes or ^rounds &c, called or 
known by the name of Parsons Cloase ah Shacksperes close, lying and 
being in Hampton aforesaid, to hold for life, and after his decease to my 
said nephew John Combe (with provisions for entail). Thomas Raynoldes 
son of Thomas Raynolds of old Stretford, gentleman. My cousin Marga- 
ret wife of the said Thomas Raynoldes the elder. The children of Jane 
Featherston daughter of the said Thomas Raynoldes the elder. Margaret 
Raynoldes another daughter. The rest of my cousin Thomas Raynoldes* 
children. My sister Hyett and her children. My nieces Mary and Joyce 
Combe daughters of my brother Thomas deceased. My brother George's- 
two daughters. To my cousin Margaret Raynoldes wife of the said Thomas 
Raynoldes the elder all my right and title I have to those grounds called 
Samon Tayle, in the parish of Stretford upou Avon, for life and then to 
her son William Reynoldes, with remainder to her son Thomas Reynoldes 
&c. next to her son Walter Reynoldes and lastly to her right heirs forever. 
I give her all my plate and household stuff (except my apparell). Sundry 
servants named. John Featherston. My uncle John Blunte. My cousin 
Anne Dickens. My goddaughter Gardener and her sister. One hundred 
pounds for a fund to lend to fifteen poor or young tradesmen, occupiers or 
handicraftsmen dwelling within the Borough of Stretford upon Avon, viz*. 
to every one of them twenty nobles apiece for the term of three years, 
every one of them paying yearly three shillings and four pence; at the end 
of the said three years to fifteen others for three years' (at same rate) and 
so on ; which said yearly several sums of three shillings and four pence 
shall be and forever remain to the use of the almsfolks of Stretford. To 
the poor of Stretford twenty pounds, to the poor of Warwick five pounds 
and to the poor of Alcester five pounds. I give unto William White forty 
shillings which he oweth me by bond, if he be living at my decease, and 
the same bond to be cancelled, to Mr. William Shackspere five pounds and 
to my landlord John Davies forty shillings. To Frauncis Collines the elder 
of the borough of Warwick ten pounds and to my godson John Collens, his 
son, other ten pounds within one year after my decease and if either of 
them die before that the survivor to have all, if both happen to die before 
the time appointed for payment then I bequeath both their legacies to Su- 
zanna Collens, wife of the said Francis, and to the eldest son of the said 
Francis equally betwixt them. I give to the said Susanna Collens six 
pounds thirteen shillings four pence and to Mr. Henry Walker twenty shil- 
lings. To my cousin Thomas Reynoldes the elder and Margaret his wife 
my team of oxen, if they have no team at my decease, my wains, tumbrells, 
ploughs and other things belonging to a team and forty marks of money. 
To Sir Francis Smith, knight, five pounds to buy him a hawk and to the 

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lady Anne his wife forty pounds to buy her a bason and ewer and to Mrs. 
Palmer the wife of John Palmer Esq. forty shillings to buy her a ring. 
To my cousin Thomas Combe all my meadow ground in Shottery meadows, 
he to pay a learned preacher twenty shillings a year to make a seTmon twice 
a year at Stretford church and also every year to give and deliver to ten 
poor people within the borough of Stretford upon Avon, such as shall be 
yearly appointed and elected by the Baylifi' and chief Alderman for the 
time being and two of the " auntientist" Aldermen there, ten black gowns, 
every one of them worth thirteen shillings four pence apiece. I give and 
bequeath to every one of my good and just debtors, for every twenty pounds 
that any man oweth me, twenty shillings, and so after this rate for a greater 
or lesser debt to be delivered back unto them by my executors when they 
pay in their debts. And all the residue of my goods &c. I give and be- 
queath unto my said nephew Thomas Combe; and I do make and ordain 
the said Thomas Combe, Sir Richard Verney, knight, and Bartholomew 
Hales esq. executors and do nominate and appoint Sir Edward Blunte, 
knight, Sir Henry Rainsford, knight, Sir Francis Smith, knight, and John 
Palmer of Compton Esq. to be overseers of this my will. Rudd, 118. 

[From the fact that the testator refers to an uncle John Blunte one might in- 
fer that this John Combe was related somehow to Thomas Willis of Isleworth 
(England) and Lynn (Mass.), whose daughter Elizabeth was the wife of our 
Rev. John Know r les of Watertown, but I fail to see in this will any evidence of 
a relationship with the Connecticut line of the Wyllys or Willis family ; and 
yet Thomas Combe, a nephew of the above testator, calls George Wyllys (the 
younger) a kinsman, and the latter, in a letter written in 1639 (to some one in 
Hartford), speaks of the death of a cousin Ann Combes. H. F. W.] 

Richard Harris of Leighe in Essex mariner, 11 April 1607, proved 4 
May 1607. To wife Sara four hundred pounds and half the household 
stuff which was mine at our first coming together as also all such house- 
hold stuff as hath " bin " purchased by us since marriage and one half of 
all my plate. To eldest son Richard my house and lands in Cranham, now 
in the tenure and occupation of William Pope, and twenty pounds in 
money and my house in Leigh where I did lately dwell, now divided into 
three tenements. To eldest daughter Sarah Harris two tenements in Leigh 
and to daughters Elizabeth and Mary Harris each two tenements in 
Leigh. To son John my mansion house in Leigh wherein I now dwell, 
with the yard room and orchard that was my father's when he lived. To 
eldest daughter Sarah Harris an orchard near my mansion house. Sarah, 
Elizabeth, Mary and John under eighteen years of age. I do give and be- 
queath unto the two children of my daughter Jane the late wife of John 
Bourne, viz 1 Elizabeth and Jane Bourne, twenty pounds apiece when they 
shall attain to their full ages of eighteen years. My sister Agnes Hedge- 
man, widow, and her daughter Jone Denham. My brother Peter Motham 
and his son Peter. Thomas, James, Jeremy and Elizabeth Motham. My 
ships. My good friend Mr. William Neguse our pastor. Others. Wife 
Sarah executrix. Hudleston, 38. 

Jorix Bourne the elder citizen and baker of London " being aged " &c, 
1 March 1609, proved 26 June 1610. To be buried in the church of the 
Hospital of St. Katherine's near the Tower of London where I now in- 
habit and dwell. To wife Mawdlin my five leases, one of the tenements in 
a certain place called Hammes and Gwynes, another of tenements in Dol- 

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phin Alley, another of the tenement wherein Thomas Deane dwelleth and 
the lease of my now dwelling house within the Hospital of St. Katherine's, 
all which I hold from the Right Hon. Sir Julius Caesar, knight, Master of 
the said Hospital, and the lease I hold from John Stepkyn gen 1 , of Wap- 
ping Wall, Middlesex. If wife die or marry before expiration of these 
leases of tenements in Hams and Guynes then it shall go to my eldest son 
John Bourne the younger, and if he die &c. then to my son Robert Bourne, 
and if he die &c. then to my youngest son Bartholomew Bourne. Eliza- 
beth and Joane Bourne, daughters of my said son John, at one and twenty. 
Thomas and Maudlin Bourne the children of son Bartholomew. Loving 
friends John Skynner the elder of Lee in Essex mariner and Charles 
Browghton of St. Katherine's. Wife to be sole executrix. To son John 
my messuage called or known by the name of the sign of the Pewter Plat- 
ter in Gratious street London for life and then to my son Robert. A codi- 
cil annexed bearing date 5 May 1610. Wingfield, 60. 

Thomas Gray of St. Mary Matfellon als. Whitechapel, Middlesex, citi- 
zen and cordwainer of London, 12 May 1617, proved 17 July 1617. Debts 
paid and funeral charges borne the residue of my goods, chattels and 
worldly substance shall be equally shared, parted and divided into three 
equal parts according to the laudable use and custom of the honorable 
City of London (the sum of one hundred and ten pounds which I have 
promised to give unto my daughter in law Elizabetb Gray being first paid 
out of my whole estate). One third thereof I give to my wife Joane. 
Another third I give to my daughter Barbara Gray now the wife of Anthony 
Sharpe and the other third I reserve to my self to dispose in legacies. My 
kinsman William Band. My sou in law Francis Taliafero. My sister 
Joane Baud. Five pounds towards the building of the church in Wapping. 
The rest and residue of said third part I do fully and wholly give and be- 
queath unto my said wife Joane and to my loving kinsman Robert Boorne 
of Wapping, shipwright, equally between them to be parted and divided. 
The said Elizabeth Gray, who married with William Gray my late son 
deceased, to release all further claims. My lands and tenements, being 
freehold, I do wholly give to my said daughter Barbara wife of Anthony 
Sharpe. Said wife Joane and said kinsman Robert Boorne to be executors. 
Richard Sharpe a witness. Weldon, 67. 

John Boorne of Wapping, Middlesex, mariner, 14 January 1618, 
proved 27 February 1618. To Mr. Sedgwicke of Wapping, preacher of 
the Word of God, five pounds. To John Harris and William Harris the 
sons of William Harris and Elizabeth his wife, my daughter, ten pounds 
apiece. Reference to a bequest unto my daughter Joane Boorne made by 
my late deceased father John Boorne in his last will whereof Magdalyn 
Boorne, my mother deceased, was executrix, who took upon her the probate 
and execution of the same and shortly after made and declared her last will and 
testament. Messuages &c. within the precinct of St. Katherine's near the 
Tower. My brothers Robert and Bartholomew Boorne. Residue of estate 
to be equally divided between my daughters Elizabeth Harris and Joand 
Boorne. Reference to legacies bequeathed to my daughters by their grand- 
father Richard Harris of Lee in Essex deceased. William Harris, my 
daughter's husband, now gone to the East Indies. Bro. Robert Boorne to 
be sole executor and friends John Montgomery of Wapping and John More- 
house of the same place shipwright to be overseers. 

Commissary of London, Vol. 23 (1616-1621) L. 251. 

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William Bonde of Wapping, Middlesex, citizen and whitebaker of 
London, bound forth on a voyage to the East Indies 20 March 1620, 
proved 30 July 1623. Goods to be divided into three equal parts &c. 
One part to wife Sara Bond. Another part to such child or children as 
said wife now goeth withal. The other third I reserve to myself to dis- 
pose of. To my brother in law Robert Bourne and John Montgomery 
eleven shillings apiece for and in regard of their love towards me. The 
residue to be divided between wife and child or children. Wife Sara to be 
executrix and said brother in law Robert Bourne and John Montgomery 
to be overseers. Richard Sedgewicke a witness. Swann, 77. 

Robert Bourne of Wapping, Middlesex, shipwright, 3 August 1624, 
with a codicil bearing date 6 August 1624 and another dated 12 June 1625, 
proved 22 June 1625. First I give and bequeath unto my son Nehemyah 
Bourne (whom I will shall be a scholar and brought up at the University 
of Cambridge if God shall fit him with gifts in that behalf) and to his heirs 
and assigns forever all that my messuage or tenement, with the appurte- 
nances, commonly called by the name of the sign of the Pewter Platter, 
situate and being in Grace church Street London. My copyhold lands, 
tenements &c. in Hockley, Essex, and all other my copyhold lands, in the 
said County to my loving wife Mary Bourne, for term of her natural life, 
and the reversion thereof to my said son Nehemiah. Provision for bring- 
ing up said son until his age of twenty one years. To son John the lease 
which I hold of " Hamsen gaines " (Hams and Gaynes — see will of John 
Bourne the father of Robert) within the precinct of St. Katherine's near 
the Tower of London, except the four tenements which stand together in 
the North corner there, which four tenements I do give &c. to my brother 
Bartholmew Bourne and his three children, viz 1 to each of them one of 
the said tenements. To son John the lease granted to me by and from one 
John Stepkin Esq., which I commonly call by the name of the Bell lease, 
together with the Dock, yard, tenements and all other things by said lease 
granted or letten or thereunto belonging, wife to hold them until son John 
accomplishes the age of twenty one. To daughter Martha Bourne my 
lease, which I hold of the Master, Brothers and Sisters of St. Katherine, 
of divers tenements in Dolphin Alley there and also fifty pounds sterling if 
she do marry with the consent of my said wife. To daughter Mary Bourne 
fifty pounds &c. at age of twenty or day of marriage and a lease in Wap- 
ping near the Milk Yard there. To daughter Ruth Bourne fifty pounds 
(as above) and the lease held of William Langhorne and the three new 
brick houses &c, near the Milk Yard ; wife to hold all these premises and 
to educate, maintain and bring up said children. To brother Bartholmewe 
ten pounds sterling (and other things) and to his son Bartholmewe five 
pounds, to be laid out by my wife for his schooling, and to said brother's 
youngest daughter five pounds, to be laid out in like manner. I do release 
my said brother of his debts to me &c. unless through the death of my two 
sons he become possessed of the fee and inheritance of the Pewter Platter, 
in which case he shall pay my wife one hundred pounds, and she to accept 
thereof in satisfaction said debts. To my reverend friend Mr. Richard 
Sedgwick, preacher of God's Word at Wapping, ten pounds. To my cousin 
Elizabeth Harryson five pounds to buy her a ring. To the poor of Wap- 
ping three pounds and of St. Katherine's forty shillings. The residue of my 
goods, chattels, leases, household stuff, shipping and all other things of mine 
whatsoever I do give and bequeath unto my said loving wife Mary Bourne. 

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She to be sole executrix. The overseers to be my loving and kind friends 
Mr. Richard Sedgwicke, John Badger gen 1 ., Royland Coytemore mariner, 
Luke Whetstone mariner and Richard Newman gen*. Among the witnesses 
were John Dearslye and Thomas Sheppard Scri. In the last codicil the 
messuage called the Cock and Bull is left to daughter Martha Bourne. 
Other arrangements made about brother Bartholmewe Bourne. John Tay- 
lor was a witness to this codicil. 

On the 24 th day of September 1630 Commission issued to Richard Sedge- 
wicke, clerk, and Luke Whetstone, overseers named in the will, to administer, 
according to the will and during the minority of Nehemiah, Mary, Ruth 
and John Bourne, the goods &c. left unadministered by Mary, lately relict 
and executrix of the deceased, now also herself deceased. Clarke, 67. 

Arnold Browne of Lymehouse in Stebunheath als. Stepney, Middle- 
sex, mariner, 4 February 1624, proved 9 November 1627. Brother Robert 
Browne of Ratcliffe, Middlesex, mariner, and his daughters Elizabeth and 
Alice Browne. Brother Christopher Browne of Ratclife mariner. Sister 
Letice Plumpton and her daughter Letice. My sou Arnold Browne that 
Elizabeth my wife now hath. And if it shall please God that my said wife 
shall be now with child then I give to said child one hundred pounds. 
Wife to be executrix, and my said brothers Robert and Christopher to be 
overseers. Thomas Taylor a witness. Skynner, 113. 

Mary Whare of Wapping, Middlesex, widow, 6 August 1630, proved 
24 September 1630. To Richard Sedgwicke, minister of God's Word of 
Wapping, ten pounds and to his wife Mary forty shillings to make her a 
ring. Ten pounds to be distributed among poor widows. To Adrian a 
blind man dwelling in Wapping three pounds. To the,wife of Henry lies, 
sister unto my late husband Peter Whare deceased, three pounds. To 
Francis, a blind man, forty shillings. To the poor of the precinct of St. 
Katherine's near the Tower of London forty shillings. To my son Nehe- 
miah Bourne all the return of an adventure lately by me sent over to 
Adyan Johnson at Gottenburgh in Swethland merchant. To my son John 
Bourne all this dwelling house wherein I now live and all my title and 
interest to and in the whole row of houses, with dock and yard &c. My 
son in law John Hoxton and John Taylor of Ratcliffe now hold a lease of 
the dock and yard. To my three daughters, Martha wife of John Hoxton, 
Mary Bourne and Ruth Bourne twenty pounds each, the last two at mar- 
riage or age of twenty one. The residue of personal estate to all my five 
children, Nehemiah, Martha, John, Mary and Ruth. Reference to the last 
will of late husband Robert Bourne deceased. Son Nehemiah to be execu- 
tor. The overseers to be my loving friends Mr. Richard Sedgewicke, Mr. 
John Badger, geu 1 ., Mr. Luke Whetstone, mariner, and John Taylor of 
RadclifFe, shipwright. John Taylor one of the witnesses. 

Scroope, 75. 

Joiin Bourne of the parish of St. Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Surrey, 
mariner, 7 November 1665, proved 10 October 1667. To son Robert my 
medall and chain, as also the seal ring which I usually wear on my finger. 
To son John my biggest silver tankard. To Robert and Mary, the two 
children of my kinsman Bartholomew Bourne, five pounds apiece. I give 
my copyhold lands, houses &c. in the parish of St. Mary Matfellon alias 
Whitechapel, Middlesex, and my interest and term of years in the house 

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wherein 1 now live and all other my goods &c. to my wife Mary and my 
two sons Robert and John to be equally divided betwixt them. Wife Mary 
to be sole executrix and loving frieud and brother John Hoxton of Step- 
ney, Middlesex, Esq. to be overseer. Carr, 129. 

Nehemiah Bourne of London, merchant, 11 February 1690, proved 
15 May 1691. To be buried in my vault at Runhill where I laid my dear 
wife. My will is that those debts which I owe ( which are but small ) be forth- 
with paid and discharged, as also my funeral expences which, for my own 
part, I am content should not exceed one hundred and fifty pounds at most, 
but I leave it to the discretion of my dear son Nehemiah Bourne, whom I 
hereby constitute and appoint sole executor. One hundred pounds to be 
distributed unto needy persons and families, especially to such as fear God 
and are of sober conversation, especially to shipwrights and seamen in and 
about Wapping. To my daughter Mrs. Anna Bourne five and twenty 
pounds to buy a jewel or piece of plate (as she pleases) as a token of my 
respect. To my son in law Mr. John Berry and to my grandsons Mr. 
Arnold Browne and Mr. Benjamin Collyer ten pounds apiece to buy them 
enamelled rings with a diamond spark in each as a remembrance : and I 
appoint them to be overseers of my will. To my grand daughter Mrs. 
Collyer, wife to Mr. Collyer aforesaid, two hundred and fifty pounds, she to 
allow fifty pounds to her eldest daughter Anna at her age or marriage. I 
give to her younger daughter Susan Collyer ten pounds for a piece of plate. 
I give unto my first great grand daughter Hannah, the eldest child of my 
first grand daughter Hannah Browne deceased, two hundred pounds, which 
being added to fifty pounds left her by her grandmother (my dear wife) 
makes in all two hundred and fifty pounds, to be paid her, with accrued 
interest &c, at her marriage or age of one and twenty. But if she die 
before said age or marriage then one hundred pounds thereof shall go to 
her brother Arnold if he lives till his age of one and twenty. The remain- 
ing one hundred and fifty pounds shall go to my grand daughter Collyer. 
To Arnold Browne son of my said grand daughter Browne deceased fifty 
pounds at age of one and twenty, but if he die before that it shall go to his 
said sister Hannah. To my nephews Mr. Robert and Mr. John Bourne 
ten pounds each. To my nephews Mr. Peter Sainthill and Captain Nehe- 
miah Earuing twenty nobles each to buy cloth or to dispose as they please. 
To Mary wife of Samuel Lardner, for her relief, twenty pounds, to be paid 
at such times and in such sums as may answer her need and as my son shall 
see to be fittest for her relief. To my niece Mrs. Martha Hasted forty 
shillings for an enamelled ring with a small spark of a diamond as a remem- 
brance of her dear father. To my niece Martha Earuing, as a token, ten 
pounds. Bequests of household stuff, plate &c. to great grand daughter 
Hannah Browne and great grand daughters Hannah and Anna Collyer. 


Nehemiah Bourne of Ebsham, Surrey, merchant, 9 April 1709, proved 
3 January 1709. Cousin Mr. Benjamin Collyer. Friends Mr. John Ive 
and Mr. John Bridge. The children of my niece Collyer, wife of the said 
Benjamin. My said niece Anne Collyer. My estate in a dock yard and 
several messuages &c. at Redrith Surrey to my said niece Anna Collyer. 
The pooi" of the parish of St. John at Wapping, Middlesex. Benjamin and 
Nehemiah the sons of my cousin Collyer and Anne his daughter. Nephews 
Nicholas and Matthew Skinner, sons of my brother in law Mr. Matthew 

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Skinner, and niece Mary Skinner, their sister. My aunt Mrs. Anne Berry 
and my three cousins Francis, Katherine and Anna Prince. My cousin 
Robert Bourne and Hannah Martin (whose name was Earuing). Niece 
Collyer to be executrix. My dear wife two thousand pounds (and other 
bequests to her). Reference to father's last will and his bequest to his 
great grand daughter Hannah Browne. My said cousin Hannah now 
called Hannah Hickman. Her daughter. 

In the margin is (among other things) a reference to marriage agree- 
ment (26 April 1676) between one Arnold Browne junior, son of one 
Arnold Browne sen r of Mile End Green, Middlesex, mariner (nautae) 
and one Hannah Blake then a maiden, only daughter of one Robert Blake 
late of London mariner deceased. Vere, 201. 

[I suppose the John Bourne (son of Robert and brother of Nehemiah) whose 
will, proved in 1667 (Carr 129) I have given, on pp. 112-13, was that John Bourne 
of Wapping, mariner, who, with (Thomas) Hawkins of Dorchester (Mass.), 
had a suit against Nicholas Hewett of Dorchester, shipwright, in 1639, as ap- 
pears by Lechford's Note-Book, page 116 (as printed). His brother Nehemiah 
Bourne was a shipbuilder in Chaiiestown (Mass.) and also in Dorchester. I 
notice in the Note-Book (at bottom of p. 193) a reference to the Register, 
Vol. xxvii., pp. 26-36. On page 195 (as printed) of the Note-Book is a note 
of letter of Attorney made by Katherine Earwing of Dorchester, widow 
to Nehemiah Bourne of Dorchester, merchant, and Anthony Earwing of Lon- 
don, mariner, to recieve all moneys clue to her in England. Compare now 
Nehemiah Bourne's will (1691), in which he makes a bequest to his niece 
Martha Earuing (so far as the Register of Wills shows I could not have told 
whether this name was Earuing or Earning). In the same will mention is 
made of a Captain Nehemiah Earuing (or Earning) . This therefore may serve 
as a pointer in looking up the English origin of the Earwings. On page 203 
(as printed) of the Note-Book I find that a John Bourne was bound (in 1639) 
to Mr. Nehemiah Bourne for six years to be instructed in the trade of a ship- 
wright. On the same page of the Note-Book I learn that Mr Nehem : Bourne 
authorized his wife Hannah to receive debts, &c. — H. F. W. 

The reference by the editor of Lechford's Note Book to the Register, vol. 
27, pp. 26-36, is to the memoir of Rear Admiral Nehemiah Bourne, whose will 
(Vere 201) Mr. Waters gives on the preceding page. Many details relating 
to Bourne and his relatives are given by the author, Isaac J. Greenwood, A.M. 
—J. W. D.] 

Henry Long of the parish of St. Andrew Holborn, "Middlesex, Esq., 
5 February 1722, proved 17 December 1723. Marriage contract with 
Margaret Webb, my now dear wife, bearing date 27 February 1719. My 
messuage or tenement in Red Lion Square in said parish, coach, chariot, 
coach horses and harness. Daughter Anne Long. My messuage and farm 

at Bayford, Herts, bought of Clarke. Other lands, &c. there. My 

son Richard Long. My mother Margaret Long and my sisters Margaret 
Harvey, Sarah Long and Jane Long. I give unto Charles Long natural 
son of Elizabeth Plumley late of New York deceased the sum of three 
hundred pounds, which said Charles Long was lately in the service of Mr. 
Wilson of New York, merchant. Henry Philip of Ware in the county 
of Hertford, carpenter, and his children. My two aunts Sarah Haggard 
and Catherine Haggard. My three nieces, Mary, Margaret and Anne 
Harvey, and my nephew Henry Harvey, children of my sister Margaret 
Harvey widow. To my brother Thomas Long one thousand five hundred 
pounds and the further sum of five hundred pounds which is due and ow- 
ing unto me by my father Backer on bond but not payable till after his death. 
An indenture bearing date 28 January, 1713, reciting Articles of Agree- 
ment made before my marriage with Jane Cary one of the daughters of 

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Richard Gary. No issue male by her, but only one daughter, to wit Jane 
Long. Son Richard to have manors at Bayford &c. if Jane depart before 
attaining to age of one and twenty years. 1 do appoint Richard Cary, 
Esq. her grandfather to be guardian of said Jane until she shall attain her 
age of one and twenty years or be married. My dear mother not to be 
unprovided for in her old age, to have fifty pounds a year out of my per- 
sonal estate. Wife Margaret and brother Thomas to be executors. 

Richmond, 262. 

George Deane belonging to New England, 27 April 1691. All my 
wages that I have due in this His Majesty's hired Ship Princess Anne I 
give to Henry Wilks of the said ship, mariner, in the parish of St. Paul, 
belonging to London, and all my cloath (sic) and things else that belonged 
to the said George Deane. So I rest in the Almighty. Wit : Robert 
Rowell and Henry Ogilby. 

Commission issued 19 December 1693 to Henry Wilke universal legatee 
named in the will of George Deane lately belonging to the Ship Princess 
Anne but at Barbados, bachelor, deceased, to administer &c. 

Coker, 206. 

[I have to thank my friend Mr. William Dean for the above. — H. F. W. 

George Deane, the testator, was a son of George and Elizabeth Deane of 
Salem, of whose descendants a genealogy, by Edward Stanley Waters, is printed 
in the Collections of the Essex Institute, vol. 13, pp. 263-317. — J. W. D.] 

William Rothery of Cockermouth, in the County of Cumberland, 
carpenter, 17 October 1658, proved 21 May 1659. Daughter Barbara yet 
unpreferred. Son in law George Peirson and Dolice my daughter, his 
now wife. John, William and Christabell Rothery three of my late brother 
Anthony's children. I give unto Thomas Larkham son of George Lark- 
ham, clerk, twelve pence. William Fearon son of William Fearon. Others. 

Pell, 298. 

[For the George Larkham referred to above see Savage's Gen. Diet, of N. E. 
under the name Larkham. — H. F. W.] 

» John Clarke alias Kingman of the Liberty of the Cathedral Church 
, St. Andrews in Welles, in the County of Somerset, yeoman, 24 August 
„ il, proved 25 September 1641. Gifts to the Cathedral church and also 
y j the parish church of St. Cutberts in Welles. To John and Chris- 
tian, the son and daughter of my son John Clarke deceased, twenty shil- 
lings apiece. To my son James Clerke who is now in New England, if 
he be living, in money ten shillings. To my daughter Susan Clerke twenty 
pounds and one pewter platter marked in the side with the letter S, and one 
bible. To my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Richard Williams eight 
pounds. To my wife thirty pounds (and sundry household effects). And 
she shall hold and enjoy my house wherein I dwell for life if my term 
therein shall so long continue. To Mary Hodges, the wife of John Hodges of 
Dinder in the said county, weaver, five pounds. To my daughter Eliza- 
beth Williams aforenamed the West part of the tenement I have in South- 
over within the City of Welles and to my daughter Susan Clerke the 
Eastern part of the aforesaid tenement. Two shillings apiece to my 
workmen William Stevens, William Sage, Richard Plumbly and John 
Bernard, and to the said Richard Plumbly my second best breeches and 

116 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan, 

gerkin, and to the said John Bernard my worst breeches and gerkin. All 
my other goods whatsoever herein not mentioned and yet unbequeathed I 
do give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Clerk whom I do hereby nomi- 
nate and appoint to be my full and whole executor. Evelyn, 117. 

Benjamin Cross of Wimborne Minster, Dorset, Gen 1 , 22 March, 1716. 
To my son Benjamin all of my estate, right, title, interest, property, claim 
and demand of and in all the dwelling houses &c. in Pater-noster Row, 
London, which was given unto me by the Lady Bolton's will. To loving 
wife Jane all my personal estate for life and after her decease the same to 
be divided between my son and daughter William and Mary Cross in such 
manner as my said wife shall in her life time direct and appoint. My said 
wife Jane to be sole executrix. 

On the seventh day of June A.D. 1734 there issued forth a commis- 
sion to Benjamin Cross the brother and lawful Attorney of William 
Cross the natural and lawful son and one of the universal or residuary 
legatees substituted in the last will and testament &c. (as above) to ad- 
minister the goods, &c. according to the tenor and effect of the said will 
for the use and benefit of the said William Cross, now residing in New 
England, for that Jane Cross widow, the relict of the said deceased and 
sole executrix &c. first renounced the execution of the said will and Mary 
Bruton, otherwise Cross, widow, the daughter of the said deceased, the other 
of the universal or residuary legatees &c. renounced the Letters of Ad- 
ministration with the Will annexed. Ockham, 129. 

[I believe I owe the above to the kindness of Mr. F. J. Pope, who has before 
this given me help about Dorset families. The will of Lady Bolton which is 
here referred to I have not yet come across. Possibly when found it may give 
us more information about this family. — H. F. W.] 

Mary Skilton of the parish of Mary Woolnoth, in White Horse Yard 
near uuto Lombard street, London, 28 August 1650, proved 9 January 
1653. The children of m} r sister Anne Blissard deceased. My sister Isa- 
bel, now wife of Edward White of Ealwin(?) shoemaker, and Easter 
White, her daughter. My sister Joane the wife of John Wilkinson in New 
England. The residue to my loving nephew and kinsman Isaac Ashe, son 
of my sister Elizabeth Ashe. He to be sole executor. One of the witnesses 
was James Hart a drawer at the Globe Tavern behind the old Exchang 

Alchin, 32;; 

[As to the place name given above let me suggest that there was an Eali 
in Middlesex, a Welwyn in Herts and a St. Elwyn in Cornwall. — H. F. W. 

I find on the Register of St. Mary Woolnoth, Mary Skelton d. 10 Dec. and 
bur. 11 Dec. 1658. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

Joseph Morgan of Carmarthenshire mariner, late belonging to his 
Majesty's Ship Blenheim, 18 July 1734, proved, 17 October 1734. Every- 
thing to my wife Hannah Morgan now at Boston in New "ng.and. I 
make my friend Samuel Spurrier of St. John, Southwark, viv, .iller, to be 
sole executor. Ockham, 222. 

Henry Martin of Wapping, Middlesex, mariner, 20 February 1655. 
To my two sons William Bates Martine, Henry Martine and my daughter 
Priscilla Martine, children which I had by my former "wifes," these several 
legacies following, viz: to my said son William Bates Martine I give and 
bequeath all those my lands, tenements and hereditaments, with the appur- 

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tenances, in Charlestown in New England from and immediately after the 
said William shall attain to his age of twenty and one years, to be and re- 
main to the use of the said William Bates Martine and the heirs of his 
body lawfully to be begotten, and, for want of such issue, I give and be- 
queath the same unto my said son Henry Martine &c., next to the said 
Priscilla my daughter &c. and lastly to such heirs male or female by me be- 
gotten or to be begotten on the body of Margaret my now wife. In the 
meantime it shall remain to the use of the said Margaret towards the main- 
tenance, education and keeping of my said children. To my said two sons 
fifty pounds apiece to be paid out of that estate in the County of Cornwall 
belonging to me by virtue of the last will and testament of my late de- 
ceased father Thomas Martin, to be paid to the said Margaret for their 
uses and to remain in her hands till they, and either of them, shall attain 
to their several ages of twenty one years. Fifty pounds to daughter Pris- 
cilla, at eighteen or day of marriage. The residue to my wife Margaret 
whom I constitute sole executrix. 

Proved 25 February 1661 by Margaret Martin the relict of the de- 
ceased &c. Laud, 21. 

Richard Hoskins of the Province of Pennsylvania in America mer- 
chant, now resident at London, 4 May 1700, proved 20 March 1700. I 
give and bequeath all my messuages, lands &c. in Pennsylvania to my son 
Aurelius Hoskins. To my four daughters Martha, Mercy, Mary and Anne 
Hoskins four beds and my late wife's and daughters' wearing apparell and 
such and so much other linen, as sheets and table linen, as my executors in 
Pennsylvania shall direct. All the rest of my personal estate there to my 
said son Aurelius. To my loving friends Philip Collins, planter, and John 
Groves, merchant, both of the island of Barbados, all my plantations &c 
in the said island and all my goods, stock &c. there and I make them sole 
executors as to my said estate there in trust to sell and dispose of the same 
after my death and remit the moneys arising by sale thereof to my loving 
friend Edward Shippen and Samuel Carpenter at Pennsylvania, deducting 
thereout seven pounds per cent out of what they shall so remit, for their 
care and pains in getting in and sending the same, and deducting fifty 
pounds of Barbados money which shall be sent to Dr. Thomas Loure my 
physician for his extraordinary care and pains and great expenses about 
me in my sickness in London. My loving friend Theodore Eccleston to 
be sole executor as to my estate in or near London (with provisions 
for shipping to Pennsylvania having deducted commission). To David 
Lloyd, for his great care and pains in the educating and instructing of my 
said son, thirty pounds. Provisions for the maintenance of daughters. 
Edward Shippen, Samuel Carpenter and David Lloyd to be sole executors 
at Pennsylvania. Dyer, 38. 

[Btchard Hoskins was " an eminent Physician and minister of the Gospel." 
He cfi\xl ' England while on a visit. His wife died in Philadelphia in 1698. 
His daug x Anne died 1719; married 11 Jan. 1710, John Carpenter, the son 
of Samuel Carpenter mentioned above. Walter K. Watkins.] 

Michael Martyn of London, mariner, bound out on a voyage to New 
England in America, 1 February 1697, proved 1 March 1700. After just 
debts and funeral charges are paid all the rest of my estate, real or per- 
sonal, in England, New England or elsewhere, I give to my dear and lov- 

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ing wife Sarah Martyn for life and after that to my son Richard. But if 
lie die without issue then it shall go to my sister Jane Rudkin. Loving 
friend Thomas Webb of London merchant. Said wife Sarah to be sole 
executrix. Dyer, 39. 

[Richard Martin of Portsmouth had a daughter Sarah, b. 1657, married 
John Cutt; Hannah, b. 1664, married Richard Jose; Elizabeth, b. 1662, married 
Edward Kennard. He also had, with others, a son Michael, b. 3 Feb., 1666; 
on the 10 March, 1697-8, he was the only surviving son. 30 Dec, 1721, Richard 
Martyn, mariner, who was born in the County of Middlesex, Eug., 8 June, 1697, 
was the only surviving son of Capt. Michael Martyn and Sarah his wife, both 

Michael Martin of Boston, only surviving son of Richard Martin, late of 
Portsmouth, made his w r ill 23 Oct., 1700, which was probated 14 Nov., 1700, in 
Suffolk County, Mass. He gives to wife Sarah one third of dwelling, &c, in 
Portsmouth, and two thirds to son Richard Martin. If son died before coming 
to age it went to his sister Sarah Cutt's son, Richard Cutt. If he died, to the 
testator's sisters Sarah Cutt, Elizabeth Kennard and Hannah Jose. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 

Arthur Grat of Lowthe, 12 December 1556, proved 24 January 
1556. To be buried in the church of St. James in Lowth. I give and 
bequeath to the " conian huche" of Lowthe to be lent to poor men upon a 
gage, as the custom is, ten pounds. Other gifts to the poor and to the 
free school in Lowthe. Reference to the will of Thomas Spencer of 
Lowth, deceased. I give to William Hutchynson son of John Hutchynson 
of Lincoln fifteen pounds, to Christofer son of William Hutchynson five 
pounds. John Smyth. William King of Lowth and his wife. John 
Garner of Ipswich. My brother John Browne. To Mr. William Hutchyn- 
son of Lincoln three pounds six shillings eight pence. John Northe, my 
nephew. Thomas North, my nephew. My nieces Frances and Anne 
Palmer at sixteen. Nephews Arthur and Matthew Chapman and niece 
Jane Chapman. My sister Gray of London and William, her son. My 
son John Gray at twenty one. Nephew William Gray of London. 
William Palmer son to my sister Jane. Others mentioned. My execu- 
tors to be my said son John Graye, John Hutchynson, now Mayor of Lin- 
coln, Sir Robert Pratt, now parson of Little Carleton, and Richard 
Wright of Lowth. And I do bequeath to the said John Hutchynson my 
young horse, for his pains taking, and six pounds thirteen shillings four 
pence in money and one goblet of silver. Gifts to the others. Lawrence 
Eresbie of Lowth to be supervisor. My son John to be at the governance 
and ordinance of my said executors and supervisor during the time of his 
nonage. To Rachel, John Smyth's daughter, ten shillings. To William 
the son of John Smyth, towards his exhibition and bringing up in learning, 
twelve pounds. To Arthur Hutchynson my godson ten pounds. To the 
other children of John Hutchynson five pounds, to be equally divided amongst 
them. Wrastley, 3. 

William Hutchinson citizen and alderman of the City of Lincoln, 4 
January 1556, proved 6 March 1556. To Christofer mine eldest son my 
messuage, with all the buildings, orchards, gardens, closures, meadows &c, 
which I lately purchased of Richard Topcliff, lying within the parish of 
St. Botulph's within the suburbs of Lincoln, and other property including 
moiety of a messuage lately purchased of John Salmonde and Isabell his 
wife, which was in the right of the said Isabell (in the same parish). To 

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my second son Thomas a messuage &c. (described) in the same parish and 
the lease, that I have by the gift and grant of Robert Standley gen' de- 
ceased, of a messuage called the Horn, in St. Botulph's. To my youngest 
son William a tenement in the parish of St. Peter in the suburbs and a 
piece of ground which I lately had by the gift and grant of Ambrose Sutton 
Esq. (in St. Peter's parish). To wife Dorothy certain property, including 
a windmill set on a hill called Canwyck in the parish of Bracebridge in the 
county of the City of Lincoln, to hold all for life. At her decease all to go 
to sons (Thomas to have the windmill). To wife the lease I have by the 
gift and grant of Robert Standley gen 4 deceased of that messuage that I 
now dwell in, so long as she keep herself sole and unmarried and no longer. 
And if she marry and take husband then the said lease to remain to my 
son William. Provisions made for daughters Margaret and Mary till their 
marriage. One hundred marks apiece to the three sons, within one year 
after decease of testator, the gift to son William to be put into the custody 
of John Neale, for his use, till his marriage or coming to age of twenty 
one years. Similar gifts to Margaret and Mary at marriage or age of 
twenty one. To my son in law John Neale twenty pounds and my best single 
gown. To my brother John Hochinson my scarlet gown and my tippet 
and to every one of his children six shillings eight pence. To my sister 
Remyngton twenty shillings and to each of her children ten shillings ster- 
ling. To my brother Remyngton my winter gown. To my brother Thorns 
daughter thirty shillings. I will that my brother John Hutchiusou shall 
have all my interest, right, title, use and possession of all ray part of all 
that messuage, lands and tenements in Whisby in the county of Lincoln 
that my said brother now hath and occupieth together with his part, yield- 
ing and paying to my executors to the use of Thomas, my son, sixteen 
pounds. This will to be entered in the Guildhall of the City of Lincoln 
according to the custom of the said city. I make John Neale and Raffe 
Stubbes my executors. I give to my son John Neale a crimson damask 
dublet. I make my brother Hutchinson supervisor. Wrastley, 8. 

[William Hutchinson, the testator, was a brother of John Hutchinson, 
mayor of London, whose will follows this and who was the grandfather of 
William Hutchinson, who emigrated in 1634 to Boston, Mass., with his wife 
Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson. See Col. Joseph L. Chester's article on the 
Hutchinson Family of England and New England, Register, vol. 20, pp. 
355-367; also W. H. Whitmore's article on the same family in vol. 19, pp. 
13-20.— J. W. D.] 

John Hutchinson, Mayor of the City of Lincoln, 21 April 1565, proved 
14 June 1565. To be buried in the parish church of St. Mary in Wig- 
ford. To wife Anne the half part of all my household stuff, my legacies being 
first performed, one dozen of silver spoons of the maiden head (and other 
silver). To daughters Alice and Mary forty pounds to be evenly divided 
between them and to be delivered unto them at the age of twenty one 
years or day of marriage. William Hochinson my eldest son. My sons 
Thomas, John, Arthur and Edward. To every one his portion at age of 
twenty one. To Jane Knight my daughter six silver spoons with round 
knobs. To Edmund Knight my son in law a rial] of gold. To my sister 
Browne one old angel and to either of my brother Browne's sons one 
French crown. To my cousin Christofer Hochinson two five shillings. I 
will that Katherine Maltby, widow, shall have her house rent free for life 
after my decease. Edmund Knight, my son in law, shall have the order, 
rule and government of Alice my daughter and of her portion until of age or 

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married. My wife shall have the order and bringing up of Edward my 
son and Mary my daughter and the governance of their portions. John 
Graye shall have the custody of Arthur my son and of his portion. I be- 
queath to every one of my wife's children one angel of gold or in money 
ten shillings. I make and ordain William my son and John Greye of 
Lowth my executors and to the said John Grey, for his pains and travell 
herein to be taken, I give and bequeath one piece of gold that was Mr. At- 
kinson's and my ring of gold which is my signet. I make my brother 
Leonard Browne and John Welcombe, citizen of the said city supervisors. 
Signed John Hochenson. 

Then follows his will disposing of real estate, including messuages &c. in 
St. Mary's Wigford in the suburbs of the City, St. Peter at Gootes (Gowts 
or Gates) the rectory, parsonage &c. of Cherry Willingham and the ad- 
vowson, patronage, &c. of the vicarage there, messuages, lands &c. in Whys- 
bie, a tenement in St. Botulph's, tenements &c. in the parish of St Mark 
the Evangelist, a toft and dove cote in St. Swithin's in the suburbs &c. 

Morrison, 20. 

William Huchinson of Horncastle, Lincoln, merchant, 18 Novem- 
ber 1575, proved 22 May 1576. My body to be buried in the church of 
Horncastle. My wife Elizabeth shall occupy and enjoy the mansion house 
wherein I now dwell &c. for twenty years, and from and after said term 
of twenty years my daughter Margery Huchinson shall have the lease 
of said house &c. for the whole term to come and unexpired. If she die 
before marriage my brother in law John Neale of Horncastle shall have 
the same lease. To my brother Christopher my brown bay trotting geld- 
ing. To my brother Thomas my little gray nag. To my mother Dorothy 
Raithebeck and my sister Margery Neale, each of them five pounds. Mr. 
Lawnde of London oweth me, upon a bill of his hand, a certain sum. Wife 
and daughter Margery executors and brother John Neale supervisor. 

Carew, 10. 

Christopher Hutchenson of Mabelthorpe, Lincoln, 31 August 1592, 
proved 29 November 1592. To wife Anne all my "ferme" where I dwell 
at Mabelthorpe, during all my years yet to come, towards the maintenance 
of herself and the bringing up and finding of my two daughters and my 
eldest son that I had with her till they severally come to lawful age. I 
give her also six " kien," two oxen and four mares, with one wain, one 
plough and their gears and furniture ; also threescore ewes and threescore 
lambs, the half part of all my corn, swine and "pullenn" and thirty loads 
of hay and forty wethers ; and also the third part of all my timber, five 
" burlinges " and five yearlings. I give her also the third part of all my 
household stuff and plate; and the other two parts I give to my two daugh- 
ters Mary and Frances Hutchenson, each at lawful age or day of marriage. 
The residue to the executors, towards the payment of my debts and " fu- 
neralls " &c. My eldest son William to have the third part of all my lands, 
tenements &c. in Thedilthorpe and Carleton and the other two parts to 
sons Robert and Christopher. Thomas Hutchenson of Louth, my brother, 
and Edward Hutchenson of Alforthe, mercer, to be executors and Mr. 
Thomas Coupldike Esq. and John Neale of Hornecastell, tanner, to be su- 
pervisors. Harrington, 81. 

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John Neall of Hornecastell, Lincoln, tanner, 31 August 1594, proved 
11 February 1594. To be buried in the church of Hornecastell. The 
poor of that parish and of Spillesbie and of Alford. Certain shoemakers 
and customers named and referred to. To Robert Freestone, Herbert 
Thorndike, Thomas Raithebecke and Thomas Hamerton, each twenty shil- 
lings, and to every of their wives ten shillings. My nephew William 
Nealle. The daughters of Peter Smith deceased which he had by Ann 
my niece. William Neale's daughter Ann Neall. John Jaxon of Horn- 
castle, scrivener, and his wife. My kinsman John Bowis, his wife and 
every of his children. John son of said Peter Smithe. Wife Margery 
Neall to be executrix and to become bound, with good and sufficient sure- 
ties to Ralf Townrawe of Ashy next Hornecastell, gen 1 , for the true and 
faithful performance of this will ; otherwise I make Thomas Cupledike of 
Nether Toynton next Hornecastel Esq. and Thomas Hutchenson, my broth- 
er in law, executors. My will and mind is that William Neall my nephew 
(notwithstanding he hath not deserved any such benevolence at my hand, 
but rather any evil I might afford him) shall have yearly paid him, during 
his natural life, ten pounds, so long as he shall not offer any abuse or vio- 
lence to my wife or any of her or my kinsfolks or friends, otherwise every 
gift to him and his child to be utterly void and frustrate. I do remit to 
every decayed shoemaker in Hornecastell every of their debts under five 
pounds and if any of them owe me above five pounds I remit to them the 
half thereof. John Jackson, tanner, a witness. Scott, 12. 

Thomas Hutchenson of Louthe, Lincoln, yeoman, 22 January 1609, 
proved 17 of April 1610. To wife Anne leases in Keddington and twenty 
pounds annuity out of my lands and tenements in Thedilthorpe and Ma- 
belthorpe. My sons Christopher and William. Thomas, my eldest son. 
My daughter Briget Hutchenson at one and twenty or day of marriage. 
My daughter Awdvye wife of William Newporte. My daughter Margery 
wife of William Gryme. Anne Gryme, daughter of William Gryme, my 
son in law. Thomas Maddisonne my son in law. Daughter Frances wife 
of Robert Becke of Lincoln. My cousin Edward Hutchenson of Allforde. 
My sister Neale. Mr. Herbert Thornedike's wife. Robert Freestone. 
Thomas Hammerton's wife. William Hutchenson, my brother's son. My 
daughter Dorothy wife of Thomas Maddison. Wingfield, 36. 

Margery Neale of Hornecastell, Lincoln, widow, 10 July 1611, proved 
10 May 1613. To be buried in the church of Horncastle near to the place 
where my husband was laid. I give towards the repairing of the church 
forty shillings and to the repairing of the little chancel where my husband 
lieth three pounds. To the poor people dwelling in twenty towns next 
about Horncastle at the time of my death twenty shillings a town. To the 
poor of the parish of St. Buttulphe's in Lincoln, wherein I was born, forty 
shillings yearly to be paid out of my house and ground which I bought at 
Mawblethorpe at the Nativity of our savior Christ. To my nephew Thomas 
Hutchinson the hundred pounds which he hath in his hands and to his 
mother a white silver bowl which I usually " weare." To the said Thomas, 
in money, ten pounds, to William his brother thirty pounds, to Christopher 
his brother forty shillings a year for his life. To Francis Becke my niece 
one silver tun and, in money, twenty pounds and to every of her now chil- 
dren forty shillings apiece. Similar bequests to niece Margerie Grime and 

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her now children. Bequests to niece Dorothy Maddison and Elizabeth her 
daughter and her other children. Niece Awdery Newporte and every of 
her now children. Niece Bridgett Hutchinson. To William Hutchinson, 
eldest son of my brother Christopher, twenty pounds. To Robert Hutch- 
inson, his brother, my house in Horncastle wherein he now dwelleth, to 
him and his heirs &c, with remainder to his brother Christopher and his 
heirs, yielding and paying out of the same, as a rent charge, forty shillings 
yearly unto Anne Hamerton during her natural life. To my said nephew 
Christopher Hutchinson thirty pounds. To Mary Fitche my niece one sil- 
ver goblet, twenty pounds, a pair of linen sheets and two pillowbeers and 
to every of her now children forty shilliugs apiece. 

Item, I give to my nephew Thornedike and to Margerie his wife " an hun- 
dreth poundes " which he hath in his hands and to his son William, my 
godson, ten pounds and to every one of his other children five pounds apiece. 
To the said Margerie my niece (among other things) one barred chest which 
I bought of her father, a suit of damask, namely, a table cloth, a towel, one 
cupboard cloth and nine napkins; all which things (except a gown) after 
her decease I will shall remain to Sarah her daughter (to whom other be- 
quests). To Anne Hamerton my niece forty shillings yearly rent charge 
(as above) and other bequests. Her son Nicholas. To my cousin Edward 
Hutchinson ten pounds and to Susan his wife a drinking jug covered with 
silver and to his daughter Hester, my god daughter, and to every one of his 
other children (certain bequests). My cousin Mary Cutbert, Richard Free- 
ston, her son, and George, his son, and to Nathaniel Cutbert, son of the said 
Mary. My cousin Knight and his wife. My cousin Lolly and his wife and 
Edward her son. My cousin Arthur Hutchinson. Thomas Dawson of 
Lincoln, baker, and his brother and their two sisters. Every one of the 
children of Edward Dawson deceased. My cousin Susan Kealle and their 
children. Robert Freeston's son Robert and daughters Margery (my god 
daughter) Anne and Mary. Thomas Rathbecke my late nephew's son and 
his sister Margaret. Every one of Peter Smithe's daughters which he had 
by Anne Neile. Anne Beedam, daughter of William Neile, and her mother. 
I give towards the repairing and making seats in the church of Saltfletby 
All Saints twenty shillings to be bestowed at the discretion of Mr. Leonard 
and Mr. Charles Newcomen (of Saltfletby). My god daughter Anne Cooke. 
Mrs. Davison, Mr. Davison and John, his son. Joane the wife of my lov- 
ing friend Mr. Charles Newcomen and Margery their daughter. My friend 
Mrs. Townrowe and her son George Townrowe. Jasper Smith and his 
wife. Mr. Clement Boothe and his wife. Jane Phillippes wife to Vincent 
Smith and her daughter Elizabeth. Every one of my nephew Thorn- 
dicke's servants that shall be dwelling with him at the time of my death. 
Others (including the poor). The Free Grammar School of Horncastle. 
I make my nephews Robert Hutchinson and Harbert Thornedicke full ex- 
ecutors and I require my cousin Edward Hutchinson to be supervisor. 

Proved by Herbert Thorndicke, power reserved for Robert Hutchinson. 

Capell, 42. 

Anne Hutchinson of Lowthe, Lincoln, widow, 5 April 1615, proved 
16 August 1615. To be buried in the church of Lowthe. To my eldest 
son Thomas Hutchinson that bond wherein he standeth bound unto me 
bearing date 6 November 1611 and to his wife three double sovereigns. 
To my son William Hutchinson fifty pounds and to my son Christopher 

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Hutchinson twenty pounds. Certain household goods to daughter Bridget 
Hutchinson. To my son in law Mr. Thomas Maddison a double sovereign 
and to Dorothy his wife three double sovereigns. To William, John and 
Elizabeth, children of the said Thomas and Dorothy, five pounds apiece at 
one and twenty. To William Gryme forty shillings, to Margery his wife 
forty shillings and to every one of their children, Anne, Francis and Mary, 
ten pounds apiece at one and twenty. To every one of the children of Mr. 
Robert Beck of Lincoln, John, George, Thomas and Robert, ten pounds, to 
be put forth by their said father. To the said Mr. Robert Becke my son 
in law a double sovereign and three to his wife Francis. To William New- 
port a double sovereign and three to his wife. To every one of her chil- 
dren, John, Dorothy and Francis, six pounds, thirteen shillings and four 
pence at one and twenty. Laurence Westerbye of Lowthe. Widow Browne 
of Lowthe. My daughter in law Elizabeth Hutchinson. My natural brother 
Arthur Palframan and his daughter Elizabeth Palframan. Margery Hutch- 
inson, the daughter of William Hutchinson late of Kuddington deceased. 
My sons Thomas Hutchinson of Theddlethorpe and Robert Becke of Lin- 
coln to be executors. Rudd, 78. 

Christopher Hutchinson, of Scupholme in the parish of Somercotes 
Peter in the County of Lincoln, singleman, 20 January 1616, proved 
29 March 1617. To be buried in the churchyard of Somercotes. To 
my brother Thomas Hutchinson my leases at Keddington. To my brother 
William all my whole title, claim and interest of and in my messuage 
and other houses in Theddlethorpe, with all my lands, tenements &c. in 
the possession and occupation of my brother Thomas. To my brother 
Thomas seven pounds which is in his hands that I have no bond for. The 
four children of William Newporte deceased, John, Robert, Dorothy and 
Francis, after the decease of my sister Audry (their mother). Bequest to 
brother William, he to pay to my sister Margery, wife of William Greame 
and the four daughters of the said William Greame, Elizabeth, Anne, 
Francis and Mary, &c. Thomas Maddison's two sons, William and John, 
and daughter Elizabeth. My sister Dorothy, his wife. My sister Bridget. 
The four sons of Robert Becke of Lincoln, John, George, Thomas and 
Robert, at one and twenty. Five acres of meadow in Gaiuthorpe. To my 
brother in law Robert Newporte one double sovereign which was given me 
by my brother William Newporte late deceased. Other bequests. I make 
my brother William sole executor. 

Proved by William Hutchinson. Commission issued 11 November 1617 
to Thomas Hutchinson, natural brother of the deceased, to administer the 
goods not fully administered by William Hutchinson the executor. 

Weldon, 25. 

Thomas Maddison of Trustrop the elder in the County of Lincoln, 
gentleman, 29 September 1637, proved 22 January 1637. Bequest to the 
cathedral church in Lincoln. The poor of Trustrop and Mablethorpe. My 
son Thomas Maddison and his wife and the children of my said son Thomas, 
viz 1 . Richard his eldest son (at one and twenty), John his second son, Eliz- 
abeth Maddison and Frances Maddison, two of his daughters (at one and 
twenty) and Deborah Maddison another daughter (at one and twenty). I 
give unto my said son Thomas all my beans and barley. To my daughter 
Elizabeth Browne wife of Martin Browne of Saltfletby two hundred pounds 

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which the said Martin oweth me upon his bond. Dorothy Browne daugh- 
ter of the said Martin. To my said daughter Elizabeth Browne the silver 
salt with the cover (bed and bedding &c.) with one chest and other household 
stuff as were given to my late wife or my said daughter by Mrs. Neale late 
of Ilornecastle deceased. Thomas Browne eldest son of the said Martyn 
Browne and Richard and Stephen Browne two of his younger sons. Jus- 
tine Browne and Elizabeth Browne daughters of the said Martin (at eight- 
een). To Humfrey Browne son of the said Martin all my lauds, tenements 
&c. in Theddlethorp in said county, to him and his heirs forever, and the 
said Martin, his father, shall receive the rents and profits thereof during the 
said Humfrey's minority. Dorothy Maddison daughter of my son Richard 
deceased (at nineteen). Ellen another daughter (at nineteen). Amy an- 
other daughter. The said Dorothy's father in law Christopher Skegnes. 
John Maddison sou of my said son Richard deceased, at one and twenty. 
Richard Guisinge and Elizabeth his wife and each of their children, the 
said Richard and his wife not to claim any of the goods which was my son 
Richard's. My grandchild Thomas Maddisou, eldest son of my said son 
Richard deceased, to have all my houses, lands &c. in Trustrop and Sutton. 
Amy Maddison wife of my grandchild Thomas Maddison. Thomas Mad- 
disou eldest sou of my son William. Amy Skegnes wife of Christopher 
Skegnes and her two daughters, Mildred and her sister. My niece Saun- 
dersou and every of her children. Mary Maddison wife of my son William. 
My daughter iu law Elizabeth Maddison. To John Maddison, son of my 
son William, one close of pasture in Mabelthorpe North parish (ten acres) 
which I lately purchased of Thomas Hutchinson my brother in law. Rich- 
ard Maddison son of my son John deceased. Land in tenure of John Pres- 
cott gen fc . John the younger son of my son Richard deceased. Thomas 
Emerson of Sutton and his sons Robert and Thomas. Richard Maddison 
of Theddlethorp. William Maddison of the same. Mark Maddison of 
Witherne and Johu Maddison of Mablethorpe. William Purle of Thed- 
dlethorp. Alice Ketchin my housekeeper. Son William Maddison and 
son in law Martin Browne executors and grandchild Thomas Maddison 
and kind friend Robert Boswell gen 1 , supervisors. Lee, 2. 

Thomas Hutchinson the elder of Neather Toynton next to Horncastle, 
Lincoln, gen fc ., 16 January 1644, proved 16 July 1646. To wife Frances 
the messuage &c. in Theddlethorpe St. Hellen, in said county now or late 
in the tenure of Henry Odling, his assignee or assignees, to hold during 
her life. My sister Bridget Walgrave. Her husband. My niece Eliza- 
beth Walgrave. Thomas and Johane Walgrave children of my sister Wal- 
grave. My cousin John Hutchinson. My cousin William Maddison. My 
cousin John Becke. My cousin George Becke. John and George Becke 
sons of my cousin Robert Becke. Elizabeth Clarke, Francis Merekin and 
Mary Beckett daughters of my sister Greame. My cousin Robert Palfry- 
rnan of Lusbie to be supervisor. My nephew Thomas Hutchinson to be 
sole executor and residuary legatee. If he refuse &c. then my wife Fran- 
ces to take administration, with absolute power to dispose of my lauds &c. 

Commission issued (as above) to the widow Frances Hutchiuson for the 
reason that Thomas Hutchinson refused. Twisse, 114. 

Robert IIamby of Ipswich, Suffolk, gen 1 ., 7 June 1635, proved 6 Au- 
gust 1635. I give to my daughter Katharine my messuages or tenements in 

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Hadley ; but if she depart this life before her full age of one and twenty 
years without issue of her body then I will the same shall be divided equally 
amongst the rest of my children then living and their heirs forever. My 
wife shall convey the messuage wherein I now dwell in Ipswich unto my 
supervisors (to certain uses). My daughter Anne at one and twenty. My 
son William at one and twenty. Certain copyhold lands and tenements in 
Whatfield. My son Robert at one and twenty. Lands and tenements at 
Witnesham and Tuddenham. The poor of St. Matthew's parish. The 
poor in Wittnesham. My wife to be executrix and Mr. Francis Bacon, 
my cousin Mr. John Sone the elder, Mr. John Hawes and Richard Studd 
to be supervisors and overseers. To Mr. Bacon twenty nobles to buy him 
a nagg, my cousin Sone my best gown, Mr. Hawes forty shillings, goodman 
Stud forty shillings. Proved by Elizabeth Hamby. Sadler, 85. 

Richard Hutchinson citizen and ironmonger of London, 4 November 
1669, proved 11 April 1670. My manor of Albrough and all other lands 
&c. in Norfolk. My lands and hereditaments in Boston and Skerbeck or 
elsewhere in Lincoln to wife Mary for life and also fifty pounds a year is- 
suing out of one hundred pounds a year which is payable to me by my eld- 
est son Edward out of my lands in Ireland &c. My son Edward to pay 
the other fifty pounds a year towards the raising of a portion for my young- 
est daughter during her mother's life, and after that the whole hundred 
pounds to my sons Samuel and Jonathan if Ireland shall be in a prosperous 
condition and my son Edward enjoy the estate without expulsion. The 
Norfolk estates to descend to son Edward, with remainder to son Samuel, 
then to son Jonathan, then to son Ezekiel, then to son William and lastly 
to my own right heirs. To son William my houses, lands, sawmill and all 
other estate, real and personal, credit and stock, in New England, which I 
have not by deed or otherwise heretofore conveyed or settled upon my son 
Eliakim. More to William two hundred pounds in goods sent this year for 
my own accompt. To my daughter Anne Hutchinson a thousand marks 
upon the coming in of the estate, to be made up one thousand pounds if she 
marry not against her mother's consent. My sons in law William Puckle, 
Barth: Soames and Peter Grey and their wives that be living. To the 
Company of Ironmongers a piece of plate of about fourteen pounds. To 
my brother Edward Hutchinson and his wife ten pounds (cloth for mourn- 
ing). Penn, 47. 

[A facsimile of Richard Hutchinson's autograph will be found in the Reg- 
ister, vol. 20, p. 3^2.— J. W. D. 

Towards the close of Queen Elizabeth's reign, the Roman Catholics of Ul- 
ster, under O'Neill, Prince of Ulster, known as Hugh (Aodh), Earl of Tyrone 
(Tvi-Owen), broke into rebellion, and after great resistance were finally over- 
come and their possessions in the northern counties of Ireland were escheated 
to the Crown, by act of Parliament in the reign of James First. James deter- 
mined to make these lands a Protestant settlement, and offered a large portion 
to the city of London for that purpose. 

In 1609 the Mayor and citizens of London erected a company, known as the 
Irish Society, obtained a charter in 1613, under which they acted until 1637, 
when it was revoked by the Star Chamber Court. In 1662 a fresh charter was 
granted under which the Society has acted in the present century. 

The Society was principally composed of the twelve Great Livery Companies 
and the small companies then existing. 

One of the Great Companies was that of the Ironmongers, whose share was 
held jointly with the companies of Brewers, Scrivners, Cowpers, Pewterers, 
Barber Surgeons and Carpenters. 

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The assessment made upon the undertakers in 1613 was £40,000, one twelfth 
being on the Ironmongers and their associates above-mentioned, or £3334. 
Their division of lands was numbered seven, and comprised some fifty town 
lands, and was created a manor in 1615 called the " Lizard." 

xVfter the troubles caused by the Irish Rebellion of 1641 had subsided, the 
manor house and all the dwellings of the company having been destroyed, and 
in 1650 the Ironmongers, appointed Richard Hutchinson and Thomas Glover to 
meet with the committees of the other companies, as to the state of affairs, and 
his signature appears signed to a remonstrance of the companies that year. In 
the previous decade between 1642 and 1646 a series of subscriptions of Adven- 
turers for Lands in Ireland and for sea service at that period contained two 
subscriptions of £100 each, by Richard Hutchinson, Ironmonger, of London. 
In an account of the adventurers in the County of Tipperary, about 1654, to 
Richard Hutchinson was assigned land in the Barony of Iffa and Offa in the south 
part of Tipperary, in the West Middle, No. 4 division, lot 3. 

For the conveyance of land, &c, in New England to son Eliakim, see Suffolk 
Deeds, vi. p. 1. Walter K. Watkins.] 

Herbert Thornedyke of Little Carlton 24 May 1554, proved 23 No- 
vember 1554. To be buried in the parish church of Little Carlton. To 
Nicholas Thorndike my brother's son four ewes, four lambs and a mare and 
sixteen shillings eight pence to be paid to him yearly during the term of 
his life for his painstaking in and about the bailiwick of Great Carlton if 
he do not refuse to do as he now doth for me, and to his three boys three 
sheep. To the children of William Thorndyke my brother's son, to either 
of them one sheep. To the children of Thomas Obe to every one of them 
one sheep. John Thorndyke of Little Carlton and every one of his 
children. William Thorndyke servant to John Cooke. The children of 
William Thorndyke remaining with their mother at Braytofte. Thomas 
Rye and Jenytt his wife. John Wright the son of Nicholas Wright. Rob- 
ert Ormeysbye of Gatton. Richard Clarke of Louth. Symon son of 
George Smythe late of Great Carlton if it can be known where he is. 
Walter Cowper my daughter's son. The children of Thomas Blanchard at 
eighteen or day of marriage. The children of Johan Blanchard my daugh- 
ter. The children of Nicholas Thorndyke my son, to every one of them 
five pounds to be paid to them at eighteen years of age or at day of marriage. 
Others. Jenytt my wife and Nicholas my son I make mine executors and 
Thomas Blanchard my son in law the supervisor, and he to have for his 
pains twenty pounds in money and a two year old horse, twenty ewe sheep 
and a mare. More, 12. 

Harbert (and Herbert) Blanchard (and Blancherde) of Lowth 
in the County of Lincoln yeoman, 8 January 1591, proved 22 August 1592. 
My body to be buried in the church of Lowth near unto my father's sepul- 
chre. To the school of Lowth four pounds to be paid unto the same in six 
years out of my lands in Wargholme that I have given to my son William. 
I give unto threescore poor persons in Louth, being ancient householders 
and whose younger years have not " binu " spent in idleness, twenty shil- 
lings. To son William (among other things) all my books. To wife Ann 
(among other things) a silver goblet, a silver tun, a silver salt, and a dozen 
of silver spoons. To George Blancharde my son forty pounds which I will 
and charge my son William to pay unto him when he cometh to lawful 
years of age. Other gifts to him. To son Nicholas a close of pasture in 
Wargholme containing thirteen acres (and other lands and tenements there). 
To son Thomas a tenement in Wargholme (and other real estate). The 

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rest of my lands, tenements &c. in Lowth, Wargbolme and Tathwell I give 
unto my son William. Whereas my mother Frances Thornedike hath an 
annuity of four pounds in the year out of my lands in Wargholme during 
her life natural I will that my sons Thomas and Nicholas Blancharde shall 
pay the same unto her out of the lands I have given them. Also whereas 
I am to pay to my mother Thorndike, during her life natural, for the twenty 
pounds that was allotted unto me out of Anderbie, the sum of twenty shil- 
lings yearly I will that the same be paid unto her out of my lands in Warg- 
holme which I have given unto my son William. My sister Northe. Every 
one of her children, Arthur Northe only excepted. To Arthur Northe my 
godson four pounds in full payment and satisfaction of a legacy of three 
pounds which my father Blancharde did give unto him. Brother Gilberde 
Blancharde's children (one of them Roger). Son William and cousin Wil- 
liam Blanchard of Louth to be executors. I ordain and make my uncle 
Thorndike, my cousin Richard Blancharde and my good friend Mr. Dough- 
sie, vicar of Louth, the supervisors of this my will. George my youngest 
son. Harrington, 64. 

Nicholas Thorndyke of Grenefield, Lincoln, yeoman, 20 October 

1595, proved 22 June 1596. The poor in Little Carleton, Great Carleton, 
Lowthe (and other parishes). To the free Grammar School in Alforde 
five pounds, payable in ten years, by ten shillings a year. To Francis 
Thorndyke my son my best silver cup, my best silver goblet, three of my 
best silver spoons, three of my second silver spoons, and forty pounds 
in money. To my daughter Joane Newcomen twenty pounds and to every 
of her children five pounds at one and twenty. To Anne Walgrave my 
other daughter twenty pounds and to Margaret her daughter ten pounds 
and to Andrew her son five pounds. Jane Room and every of her chil- 
dren. Her son James. Elizabeth Bancrofte. Maudline Northe my sister's 
daughter. Every one of the children of Harberte Blancharde. Every of 
the children of John Thorndyke of Little Carleton. James and Francis 
Thorndyke children of Nicholas Thorndyke. Every one of Robert Obye's 
children. John Thorndyke son of John Thorndyke. To my wife Francis, 
besides her own goods which she brought unto me one annuity of ten pounds 
a year for and during the term of her natural life upon condition that she 
do not make claim or demand of any thirds of my lands in Lowth or else- 
where. George Thorndyke and Robert Thorndyke my servants. I give 
unto Mr. Nicholas Wilkinson one colt stag of three years old to make him 
a gelding on requiring him to be good friend and landlord unto my son 
Herbarte for his part of Grenefeild. I give to my said son all my lands in 
Lowth. I make my said son Harberte Thorndyke executor and 1 do desire 
my sons in law Charles Newcome (n) and Christopher Walgrave to be su- 
pervisors. Drake, 48. 

Edward Colman of Great Waldingfield, Suffolk, clothier, 27 October 

1596, proved 23 November 1598. The tenement with yards and gardens 
belonging, and now or late in the tenure of William Kendoll, called Cobbe's 
I give to the poor people and the children of the parish. Mr. Lovell our 
minister and Mr. Knewstubbe and Mr. Sandes. To Francis Thornedike my 
grandchild twenty pounds at his full age of one and twenty upon condition 
that my son in law Francis Thorndike and his wife Alice my daughter shall, 
upon sufficient request, release unto my son William Colman all their right 

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&c. in a tenement called Sheppardes wherein my cousin Charles Ray now 
dwells (and other land). My grandchild Robert Colman son unto William 
Col man. Edward Colman my grandchild son to my son Samuel. My eld- 
est son William. My manor called Abbott's Hall in Brent Leigh. His- 
eldest son John Colman. My manor called the Badleys in Great Wald- 
ingfield. Freehold lands bought of John Kendall. Robert Colman the 
second son of my son William. My tenement in Pentlowe called Ropers. 
Copyhold lands holden of the manor of Foxheard, in the tenure of George 
Clerke of Pentlowe. Other lauds. Son Samuel. Son William executor. 
Signed and sealed 1 November 1596. Lewyn. 89. 

Paul Thornedtke of Sawsthorpe, Lincoln, 6 December 1639, proved 
21 May 1640. To wife Elizabeth my lease of the Grange and Rectory of 
Maidenwell during her natural life and after her decease to my son Fran- 
cis and his heirs. I give her also all the goods in the best chamber and 
all her own jewels, plate, linen and household stuff which were her own 
before our marriage and the diamond ring which I gave her since. All 
the remainder of my personal estate, my debts, legacies and funeral first 
discharged, I give unto my other children, Martha, Paul with the child which 
my said wife goeth with all, equally to be divided amongst them at their 
several ages of one and twenty years. Wife Elizabeth executrix. 

Coventry, 54. 

John Hayward of Coton, Cambridge, clerk, an unworthy servant of 
Jesus Christ in the Ministry of his holy word and sacraments, 3 July 
1647, proved 15 October 1651. For that small portion of worldly goods 
which it hath pleased my gratious God to lend me for the use of this pres- 
ent life, though it be far greater than I deserve, in regard of my many cry- 
ing sins against my heavenly father (which I beseech him to do away ac- 
cording to the multitude of his mercies) yet by the iniquity of these late 
times and the oppression of my neighbors of Grancester it is but a poor 
pittance, God knows, in regard had to my numerous issue &c. My eldest 
daughter and most loving and dutiful child Anne Gibson, widow (who is 
competently well provided for by the care aud love of her uncle and aunt 
Crane). Her son John Gibson my sweet grandchild. My daughter 
Elizabeth Barrett. Her children Prudence, John and Elizabeth Barret. 
My daughter Elianor and her daughter Elizabeth Barford. John and 
Prudence Barford, her children. My son Herome Hayward, in regard 
the great charge I was at for his education at Ely and at Charterhouse and 
binding him out apprentice at London to Mr. Toone a hosier &c. My 
daughter Mary Heyward. My daughter Alice Pemberton. Her husband 
Cyprian (Pemberton). My son in law William Barrett. To my brother 
Mr. John Crane of Cambridge Esq. a Jacobus Angel of Barbary gold which 
hath lain long by me and my brass staff with the perspective in it. His dear 
wife my good sister Mrs. Elizabeth Crane. To my brother Melville I give 
our uncle Oueratts picture in one table and his arms in another lesser. My 
nephews Richard and Joseph Glanvile. My loving nephews Dr. Aylett 
and Geo : Gaell. My dear sister Mrs. Margaret Scarlett widow. My 
loving friends Doctor Martine and Doctor Beale and my cousin Herbert 
Thorndike. Grey, 187. 

[Coton, Cambridgeshire, is four miles west of Cambridge. Grancester or 
Grantchester two and a half miles south from Cambridge. From the transcripts 

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of the register of the church of St. Peter, Coton, at Ely, we find John Hay- 
ward became rector in 1607. He had baptized there a son John 11 Sept. 1613 ; 
Elizabeth 15 Nov. 1618, and others by his wife Prudence, among whom were 
Ellenor, Hierome, Johu and Frances. 

There is also recorded, 10 Sept. 1637, the marriage of John Hayward and 
Jone Adams, and on the 25 May 1643 the burial of John Hayward of St. Michael's 
Parish, Cambridge; which entries doubtless refer to the son. On 29 April 1662, 
Prudence, widow of John Hayward, rector, was buried. 

1 July 1639, Robert Barford and Ellenour Hayward were married. Cyprian 
Pemberton and Alice Hayward were married 19 May 1646. Mr. Cyprian Pem- 
berton, senior, was buried 10 Nov. 1688, and 21 April 1696, Mr. Cyprian Pem- 
berton was buried. 

A John Hayward was canon of Ely in 1631. The family of Hayward or 
Haward were settled at that period in the parish of Croyden cum Cloptou, about 
ten miles southwest of Cambridge. 

The Barford or Barfoote family were at Eltisley Parish, twelve miles west of 
Cambridge ; while at Wisbech on the borders of Norfolk the Pemberton family 
was numerous. 

An Edward Martin was vicar of Oakington in 1627, and rector of Conning- 
ton in 1631. 

Clement Martyn was minister at Tydd St. Giles in 1610, where John Martyn, 
clerk, was married in 1617. John Martin alias Wignald was minister at Shudy 
Camps, from 1650 to 1684, and John Martin became vicar in 1669 at Orwell, 
where he was buried 9 Sept. 1693. 

Hierome Beale was parson of St. Mary at Hardwick, six miles west from 
Cambridge, in 1613, and Richard Pemberton was parson of the same parish in 
1619. Walter K. Watkins.] 

Francis Thorndike of Scamelsby, Lincoln, gen 1 , 26 June 1655, proved 
18 November 1656. To be buried in the chancel of the church there near 
my former dear wife Margaret. My farm in Castle Carleton now in the 
possession or Bryan Doleman. Mrs. Douglas Tyrwhitt. My farm in Lit- 
tle Carleton. Other real estate. My daughter Anne Thorndike. My 
brother Herbert Thorndike. Francis Thorndike eldest son of my brother 
Paul Thorndike deceased. Paul Thorndike son likewise of my said brother 
Paul. My said daughter at the age of eighteen years. To my wife an 
annuity or rent charge of forty pounds a year out of all my lands and 
tenements in Little Carleton. I have in my hands part of the portions of 
my two nephews Francis and Paul Thorndike, sons of my brother Paul, 
given by their father's will. 

My brother John Thorndike shall have and enjoy, for him and his heirs 
forever, after my decease twenty pounds a year out of the Rectory of Great 
Carleton. And I give to my brother Herbert Thorndike an annuity or 
yearly rent charge of twenty pounds out of the said Rectory. I make my 
said wife Anne and my said daughter Anne joint executrices of this my 
last will and testament and I do appoint my brother Herbert Thorndike and 
my cousin John Boswell Esq. supervisors. I give to my two nephews 
Francis and Paul Thorndike and to my niece Martha their sister twenty 
shillings apiece. Berkley, 386. 

Elizabeth Allison of St. Clement Danes (Middlesex) 19 September 
1665, proved 3 November 1665. My Father Laurence Allison in York, 
in Conny Street. My sister Jane Thorndick. The parish of Cony Street 
in York, wherein my father lives and wherein I was born. My brother 
Richard Thorndick and sister his wife. Her daughter. My kinsman 
Herbert Thorndick. His sister Jane Thorndicke. Master Edward Cox 
of " Chelsey nye " London. Mrs Margaret Burrostone in White Friars 
and her daughter Winn. Others. Hyde, 135. 12 

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Herbert Thorndike, Prebend of Westminster, 3 July 1672, proved 
15 July 1G72. As for my body I charge my executor to bury it between 
Doctor Nurse and my brother John Thorndike in the way from my lodging 
to the church, without any solemnity of a funeral, only by the ordinary 
service &C, and to write these words upon my gravestone : — Hie jacet 
corpus Herberti Thornedike Prebendarii hujus Ecclesise : Qui vivus veram 
Reformandae Ecclesiae rationem ac modum precibusque studiisque pro- 
sequebatur. Tu Lector requiem ei et beatam in Christo Resurrectionem 
precare. I give and bequeath unto the Right Reverend Father John, Lord 
Bishop of Rochester, Dean of Westminster Church, and unto Dr. John 
Fell, Dean o ! Christ Church in Oxford, and unto Dr. John Pearson, Mas- 
ter of Trinity College in Cambridge, my lease of the Tithes and Parsonage 
of Trumpington near Cambridge upon trust &c. My houored friend Sir John 
Coel of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex ; knight. My loving cousin Charles As- 
fordby clerk. My parsonage of Great Carleton in the county of Lincoln. 
To Doctor Busby (sundry books) together with my Telescope. I give all 
my lands at the three Carletons, not hereby formerly disposed of, unto my 
cousin Buckley for the use and benefit of his wife and children by this 
wife, subject notwithstanding to the charges and payments appointed and 
given by my brother Francis Thorndike and by his last will and testament 
and likewise subject to the payment of three hundred pounds to my two nieces 
Alice and Martha Thorndike, equally to be divided betwixt them. I give 
to my niece Allington two hundred sixty six pounds thirteen shillings and 
four pence, to be paid her within a year after the death of my sister Bolt 
and the ceasing of the forty pounds a year which she now enjoyeth, and 
thirty three pounds six shillings and eight pence more, to be paid her a 
year after the death of Mrs. Douglas Terwhit and the ceasing of the five 
pounds a year which she now enjoyeth by my brother's will, provided that 
my cousin Buckley secure my trustees for the Scamblesby lands, that the 
forty pounds a year and five pounds a year be duly paid out of the Carleton 
lands, and the Scamblesby lands not troubled for them. And if my said 
niece die before she be eighteen years old or before her marriage then the 
said sums to go to my said cousin Buckley. But my will is that if my said 
nieces, or either of them, shall return to New England after my decease 
or shall marry with any that goes to Mass or any of the new licensed Con- 
venticles then whatsoever is given them by this my will, exceeding the four 
hundred pounds which I have absolutely given them by deed, shall be void 
and not due ; so that when either or both of them shall be married here 
to such as sincerely cleave to the Church of England then the payment to 
be made ; in the meantime my cousin Buckley furnishing their maintenance 
out of the profits of the three hundred and the four hundred pounds which I 
have already absolutely secured unto them upon his estate ; committing the 
oversight hereof to their loving cousin Charles Asforby. My brother 
Francis hath, for want of issue male of the body of his daughter Anne, 
devised all his lands and tenements in Scamblesby and the three Carle- 
tons to me and the heirs male of my body, with several remainders over, 
and if his daughter do only leave issue female then he to whom his said 
lands should remain or come should pay unto such issue female (if but one) 
the sum of one thousand pounds, to be paid at age of eighteen or day 
of marriage, and in the mean time the interest thereof to go towards her 
education. Whereas the said Anne Thorndike is dead without issue male 
and hath left only one daughter, namely Anne Allington, in performance of 
the said will I give to William Sancroft, clerk, Doctor in Divinity and Dean 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings hi England. 131 

of St. Paul's Church, London, and to my loving cousin Charles Newcoraen 
of Bagg-Enderby, Lincoln, all my lands tenements, and hereditaments in 
Scamblesby upon trust that they pay to my said niece Anne Allington one 
thousand pounds at age of eighteen or day of marriage and in the 
mean time shall pay to her and to Hugh Allington Esq. her father sixty 
pounds per annum towards her education, and after the said thousand 
pounds is paid they found a perpetual vicaredge in the Church of Scambles- 
by &c. My servant John Gee. The chamber where my neices lie in my 
house in the Little Cloisters at Westminster (the elder Alice, the younger 
Martha). I give my chalice and patin to Trumpinton Church. My 
honored friend Sir John Coell. My loving friend Anthony Hinton, 
apothecary and citizen of London. My cousin Thorndike, coachmaker, 
and his mother. I make my cousin Buckley executor. Proved by Ed- 
ward Buckley. Eure, 94. 

[Herbert Thorndyke, the testator, was a writer on ecclesiastical subjects, 
born about 1598, and third son of Francis Thorndike of Scamblesby, County 
Lincoln, not Rev. George as given by Savage; he died at Chiswick, Middlesex, 
11 July 1672. His brother John Thorndike, who was at Beverly, Mass., went 
to England in 1668, where he died and was buried 3 Nov. 1668 in the East Clois- 
ter of Westminster Abbey, near his brother the prebend. His son Paul and 
nephew 7 of the testator was baptized 18 April 1662, at the age of about twenty 
years, at Westminster, and afterward married and settled at Beverly. On 10 
April 1669 Alice and Martha, daughters of John, were baptized and in the 
record are spoken of as of ripe years. Walter K. Watkins. 

See Historical Magazine, vol. 2 (New York, 1858), pp. 33 and 246. — J. W. D.] 

William Grace of London, Gen*, 20 June 1702, proved 24 Novem- 
ber 1702. All my estate (after payment of debts &c.) to my loving 
brother Francis Grace and my son in law Herbert Thorndike and their 
heirs, to be divided between them in even and equal proportion. And I 
appoint them executors. Witnessed (among others) by William Wise, 
Scrivener at Gosport. Proved by Herbert Thorndike, power reserved for 
the other. Heme, 175. 

Valentine Crome of London, scrivener, 5 May 1662, proved 26 May 
1662. Imprimis, I give and bequeath to my brother Sir John Levvys, 
knight and baronet, and to his lady the sum of five pounds apiece to buy 
them rings. Item, to my brother Nathaniel Newgate and his wife the like 
sum of five pounds apiece to buy them rings. And to all the rest of my 
brothers and sisters forty shillings apiece to buy them rings. To my 
cousin Matthew Browne the sum of fifty pounds, and to my loving friend 
Mr. John Wilson forty shillings to buy him a ring. The rest and residue 
of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath 
between my loving wife Jane Crome and my son Valentine Crome, to be 
equally divided between them, and I do make and ordain my said wife my 
whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament. And as con- 
cerning my lands, tenements and hereditaments in Walden als. Saffron 
Walden, Littlebury, Audley-end, Thurrington, Danbury Russell, Purly or 
elsewhere in the Co. of P^ssex, and Battersey in the Co. of Surrey and 
all my messuages and tenements in the several parishes of St. Antholins, 
St. Bennets Shere hog, that my moiety of a messuage in the parish of 
Christ Church and my part, share and interest in a messuage in Shoe Lane 
in the parish of St. Brides, London &c. &c. these unto my said brothers in 
law Sir John Lewys and Nathaniel Newgate, their heirs and assigns forever, 

132 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan, 

to the intent and purpose that they shall, with all convenient speed, after my 
decease, make sale thereof to the best advantage, and the sum and sums of 
money raised by the sale thereof, or any part thereof I will shall be dis- 
posed in the purchase of lands or tenements as they shall see fit, to the 
use nevertheless and only behoof of my son Valentine Crome and Phillis 
Crome, his now wife, and the heirs of the said Valentine. Certain ar- 
rangements ordered as to personal estate. My will is that in all such 
settlements of lauds purchased, either with my own estate or my said 
daughter's portion, provision be made to bar the children of my late 
sister Walton deceased from having or claiming any benefit therein 
or in any part thereof in case my said son die during his minority 
without issue; in which case I give and bequeath my whole estate, other 
than what I have given by legacies &c. unto and between my said 
loving wife Jane Crome and my daughter Phillis Crome, as followeth, that 
is to say, two third parts thereof to my said wife and the other third part 
thereof to my said daughter, to their several and respective uses forever; 
my said wife, in such case, paying to my cousin Browne the sum of one 
hundred pounds, and my said daughter paying him the sum of fifty pounds 
over and besides the legacy before given him. And my desire is to be 
buried in the inner church yard of the parish church of St. Bartholomew 
the Great, London, as near my parents as conveniently may be. Aud 
if the parishioners will permit, a monument to be set up over me, to be a 
yard high from the ground and covered with stone. In such case, I give 
them five pounds to their poor. Twenty pounds to my daughter Phillis to 
buy her a ring. Laud, 61. 

[18 January 1661-2, a marriage license was granted to Valentine Crome of 
Barn Elms, Surrey, bachelor, age about 14 years, son of Valentine Crome the 
elder, of St. Antholin, London, citizen and scrivener, who alleges, and Phillis 
Dashwood, spinster, daughter of Mrs. Dashwood of Waltham Abbey, Essex, 
widow, who consents. Valentine Crome, Jr., was christened 17 May 1649, 
at St. Antholins. 

24 November 1662, a license was granted Frescheville Holies of Grimsby, 
co. Lincoln, Esq., bachelor, 21, and Jane Crome, widow, of St. Gabriel, Fen- 
church, London, age 30, to be married at St. Bartholomew the Great, London. 
This relates to the marriage of the widow of the testator to the son of Gervase 
Holies, the celebrated antiquary, by his wife Elizabeth «Molesworth. The 
groom, Sir Frescheville, was knighted for his valor against the Dutch in 1665, 
and he fell at the naval battle of Southwold Bay, 28 May 1672, and was buried 
in St. Edmund's Chapel, Westminster Abbey. The widow is mentioned in the 
will of Nathaniel Newdigate, as wife of Sir Trettwill Hollis, and in the will of 
Sir John Lewys, as Lady Jane Holliers. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

Nathaniel Newdigate ah Newgate of London, merchant, 8 Septem- 
ber 1668, proved 22 September 1668. Wife Isabella to be sole execu- 
trix. Brother Sir John Lewis, of Lewistone in the county of York, Ed- 
ward Riimhall of the Savoy, haberdasher, and Edmund White of London, 
merchant, to be overseers. To my wife a full third of my personal estate 
and to son Nathaniel a third. To my mother Anne Newgate twenty 
pounds. To my Aunt Anne Newgate ten pounds. To my brother Simon 
Line and his wife forty pounds and to each of his children now living ten 
pounds apiece. To Edward Jackson of New England, my brother-in-law, 
ten pounds, and ten pounds more to my brother Peter Oliver. To my said 
brother Sir John Lewis and to the said Edward Rumball and Anne his 
wife ten pounds apiece. To Edmund White ten pounds. To my brother 
Henry Haines and his wife ten pounds apiece. All my lands, tenements and 
hereditaments in New England to my son Nathaniel Newgate and the heirs 

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male of bis body. To my friend Master Robert Eccleston of Green- 
wich and his wife ten pounds apiece. To Sir William Peake the now 
Lord Mayor of London forty shillings to buy him a ring. To my niece 
Mary Rumball five pounds. To W m Pate ironmonger ten pounds. To 
William Arundell fifty pounds, to be paid him when he shall render to 
my said executrix a true account of all goods and moneys that I have 
entrusted him with. To Arthur Hare, master of my ship, forty shil- 
lings. To my cousin Jane Danby forty shillings to buy a ring. Simon 
Line to receive the rent of the lands in New England, during the minority 
of my son Nathaniel. To my neighbor the wife of George Baker of 
Greenwich, merchant, forty shillings to buy a ring. To my friend Hum- 
phrey Taylor of London, merchant, forty shillings to buy a ring. The 
residue left to the disposal of the executrix. Wit: Susanna Gilbert, Jane 

To my lady Hollis, wife of Sir Frettvill Hollis, twenty pounds, when 
she shall pay to my executrix such legacies and moneys which are due to 
me and my wife, or either of us. One hundred pounds to such silenced 
ministers as D r Wilkins and the said Edmund White shall direct, and the 
said D r Wilkins shall receive such part and share of the said one hundred 
pounds as he and the said Edmund White shall agree upon. 

Hene, 118. 

[Nathaniel Newdigate, bapt. 4 April 1627, married Isabella, daughter of 
Richard Lewys and Jane Brinsley. He died Sept. 1668, and she married before 
21 June 1670, John Johnson and died previous to 24 Nov. 1679. (See reference 
to A. A. B. 1679, fol. 158, after the will of Mary Wortley given below.) 

Simon Lynde married Hannah, sister of the testator ; Elizabeth, another sis- 
ter, married (1) John Oliver, (2) Edward Jackson; Sarah married Peter Oliver; 
Anne Lewis married Edward Rumbald, and Elizabeth Lewis married Henry 

Jane Lewis, sister of Isabella (Lewis) Newdigate, married (1) Valentine 
Crome, (2) Sir Freschville Holies. 

Nathaniel Newdigate the son settled in Rhode Island, and is buried in New- 
port. Walter K. Watkins.] 

Sir John Lewys, Knight and Baronet, 21 June 1670, proved 1 De- 
cember 1671. Memorandums for settling my estate. Mentions daugh- 
ters Elizabeth and Mary Lewys. My manor or Lordship of Marr. Lands 
in tenure and occupation of my brother Capt. Edward Lewys. Lands 
in Bawne, Bentley and elsewhere, purchased from Sir John Rany and 
Mr. Sheppard. I give and bequeath unto each of my own sisters, Mrs. 
Mary Wortley, Mrs. Anne Rumball, Mrs. Isabella Johnson, the Lady 
Jane Holliers and Mrs. Elizabeth Haynes, to each fifty pounds per annum, 
rent charge, yearly issuing out of all my lands &c. To Mrs. Sarah Chad- 
wick forty shillings per annum during her life. To my wife all her own 
wearing jewels forever and, so long as she shall live a widow, surviving 
me, the use of all my plate and household stuff in my house at Ledston ; 
but at the day of her marriage or death to belong unto my executors in trust 
for my said daughters. My Lady Butler, my aunt in Ireland, and her son 
Francis and each of her two daughters, Mary and Jane. Mr. Richard 
Kay of Barnbrough and my cousin his wife. My cousin Mr. Francis 
Lewys and his wife. My father in law Sir Thomas Foote. My brother 
in law Sir Francis Rolle and lady. My brother in law M r Arthur Onslowe 
and his wife. The Company of Ironmongers. Certain servants and at- 
tendants. Provisiou for hospital or almshouse near the church at Ledston. 

134 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [Jan. 

My body to be intotnbed in Ledshain church within my own " Quire," 
where I would have a vault made and two or three hundred pounds be- 
stowed in a tomb and thirty pounds given as a dole to the poor at my funeral, 
as five pounds to him that shall preach ray funeral sermon, besides a mourn- 
ing gown, which I leave to the discretions of my executors, whom I appoint 
to be ray father in law Sir Thomas Foote, my brother in law Sir Francis 
Rolle and Arthur Onslow Esq. and my own brother Capt. Lewys. Ref- 
erence to a bond to give ten thousand pounds to the Earl of Huntington, 
with daughter Elizabeth, in case they be married. Duke, 145. 

[Robert Lewys of Marre in Strafford Hundred, in the West Hiding of York, 
four miles from Doncaster, was a descendant of an ancient Welsh family. His 
son John was recorder of Doncaster and had a son Richard, who married Jane 
Brinsley and had with other issue the testator, Sir John Lewys of Leclston, who 
was created a baronet in 1660. Sir John married Sarah, third daughter and co- 
heir of Sir Thomas Foot, Lord Mayor of London in 1649, and by her had two 
daughters — Elizabeth, who married Theophilus Hastings, Earl of Huntington, 
and Mary, who married Robert Leak, Earl of Scarsdale. The testator was 
Master of the Ironmongers' Company in 1657. The next year he presented the 
company a standing cup and cover weighing 58 oz., 13 dwts. On his death, 14 
Aug. 1671, the baronetcy became extinct, and his widow married Denzil Onslow. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 

Mary Wortley of St. Bridget ah Brides, London, widow, 19 Novem- 
ber 1665, proved 12 July 1672. To my eldest daughter Mary Wortley 
three hundred pounds. To my daughter Jane Wortley two hundred 
pounds. To my son John Wortley two hundred pounds. To my son 
George Wortley two hundred pounds. I give and bequeath all those 
books which are locked up in a chest to be distributed between them 
according as my husband George Wortley, their father, hath marked 
them. To my dear and loving brother Sir John Lewis forty shil- 
lings to buy him a ring to wear in remembrance of me. To my dear 
brother Captain Edward Lewis forty shillings &c. To my sister Anne 
Rumball twenty shillings &c. To my sister Isabella Newgate twenty 
shillings to buy her a ring. To my sister Jane Holliss twenty shillings &c. 
To my sister Elizabeth Haines twenty shillings &c. To my husband's 
father and his mother twenty shillings apiece &c. To Mistress Chadick 
and Master Cooke ten shillings each &c. To Mistress Cooke (the same). 
To George Ballard and Mistress Milson ten shillings &c. My brothers Sir 
John Lewis and Capt. Edward Lewis to be executors. My daughter Mary 
to be brought up with her uncle Capt. Edward Lewis and Jane to be 
brought up with her uncle Sir John Lewis. 

Commission issued, as above, to Jane Wortley, a daughter &c, Sir John 
Lewis, one of the executors, having died and Captain Edward Lewis, the 
other executor, being incapacitated from acting. Eure, 95. 

Johnson (Newgate? ) Mense Novembris 1679. Vicesimo quarto die 
emanavit comissio Johanni Johnson marito ttimo Isabellae Johnson nup 
pooe sci Edmundi Regis London deftae hentis etc 

A. A. B. 1679, fo. 158. 

Elizabeth Brooke of London, widow, 18 June 1599, proved 28 July 
1599. To be buried in the chancel of the parish church of St. Leonard 
nigh East Cheap, where I am a parishioner. The Company of Leather- 
sellers to accorapauy my corpse to the church. The poor childreu har- 

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bored in Christ's Hospital to accompany my corpse to the church. My 
son Robert Brooke. My late husband John Brooke deceased. My daugh- 
ter Joane Foote to have my wedding ring of gold. My daughter Susan 
Bonner. My daughter Margaret Foote. My daughter Katheren Floode. 
My daughter Sara Storye. My daughter in law Mary Brooke. John, 
Thomas and Mary Storye, my daughter's children. Thomas Bethonie, my 
daughter's son. To Elizabeth Foote, daughter of my said daughter Mar- 
garet Foote, one gilt ale pot with two ears, to be delivered unto her 
father or mother for her use. To Mary Foote, daughter of my said 
daughter Joane Foote, one other ale pot of silver gilt with two ears, to be 
delivered unto her father or mother for her use. William Whetman, my 
brother's son, and his sister Elizabeth Whetman. Robert Axon and his 
wife Elizabeth Axsonne. Sybbyll Flood, daughter of my said daughter 
Katheryn Flood. John Northcott. Thomas Berry, one of my daughter's 
sons. All the children of my daughters which are not mentioned. The 
poor of Blechingley, Surrey. Messuages, lands &c. in London and in the 

county of . My messuage in Gracious Street commonly called or 

known by the name of the sign of the Star and Stirrup to my son Robert 
Brooke, with remainder to my son Thomas Brooke, then to my said daugh- 
ters Joane Foote, Susan Bonner, Margaret Foote, Katheren Floud and 
Sara Storye. To son Thomas my messuage and lands, fields, pastures 
&c. at Horsham, Surrey, he to pay to my son in law Robert Foote, within 
two years after my decease, twenty six pounds thirteen shillings four pence at 
the foresaid messuage or tenement called the sign of the Star and Stirrup, the 
said Robert Foote, upon this, to make a general acquittance, release &c. for 
any legacy, bequest, debt, &c. to him or Joane his wife given, due or belong- 
ing by or from the said John Brooke my late husband deceased. Similar 
payments, under like conditions, to my son in law John Bonner, my son in 
law John Foote, my son in law Richard Flood and my daughter Sara 
Storye (so long as she shall live a widow). John Foote, grocer, one of the 
witnesses. Kidd, 65. 

j Robert Foote of Shalford, Essex, yeoman, 27 January 1608, proved 
15 February 1608. To the poor in the parish twenty shillings. To the 
poor in Wethersfleld twenty shillings. To my well beloved wife Joan, 
during her natural life, all such yearly rent as to me is reserved out of my 
lease of certain tenements which I hold for divers years yet enduring by 
the grant of Sir Robert Chester knight and lying and being in the town of 
Royston, the yearly rent whereof to me reserved is at this present eight 
pounds. 1 give her also one annuity of four pounds to be paid during her 
natural life by my son Robert. To my son James fifty pounds. To son 
Daniel forty pounds at four and twenty. The same each to sons Natha- 
niel, Francis and Josua at like ages. To daughter Elizabeth Foote forty 
pounds at day of marriage or at age of thirty. To son Joseph my lease 
and term of years in a certain hopground called Plomley which I hold 

by lease from Mr. Josyas Clarke and his wife. Other gifts to him. 

Certain household stuff to wife. Elizabeth Ormes my maid servant. To 

Tibbet, the wife of William Tibbet, five shillings in recompence of 

her pains she hath taken with me. To Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of 
God his Word twenty shillings. The wife of George Pulsing. Thomas 
Cott. To my son Robert my free tenement or mansion house wherein I 
now inhabit, with the land &c. and the stock of hop poles upon the hop 
ground, he to pay the legacies &c. The residue of my goods &c. to all my 

136 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

children. If it happen my daughter Mary Hewes to be departed then her 
part to be paid to her children. For the execution of this will I do ordain, 
nominate and appoint my well beloved son Robert Foote to be my sole ex- 
ecutor and I do desire my well beloved brother John Foote of London 
grocer and my son in law John Hewes of Royston to be supervisors and 
assistants to my executors. Dorset, 21. 

John Hewes of Royston, Herts, chandler, 20 June 19 James, proved 
21 August 1621. To my son Jonathan forty pounds, to be paid him at his 
age of four and twenty years. To my son Josua thirty pounds, to be paid 
unto him likewise at his age of four and twenty years. To my daughter 
Mary twenty pounds at age of one and twenty. The same to daughters 
Elizabeth, Sarah, Hester, Lidia, Phebe and Anne, at their several ages of 
one and twenty years. Wife Mary to be sole executrix. My well beloved 
brother Thomas Hewes and my brother in law Joseph Foote to be my su- 
pervisors and overseers. Dale, 87. 

John Foote citizen and grocer of Loudon, 17 November 1616, proved 
4 December 1616. After my debts paid and funeral expenses performed 
I will that all my goods, chattels and debts, after the laudable Custom of the 
City of London, be divided in three parts, whereof I will Margaret my 
wife shall have one equal part according to the said custom, and the second 
equal part shall be divided, according to the same custom, to and amongst 
my children, viz 1 John Foote, Thomas Foote, Samuel Foote, Elizabeth 
Haies, Susau Cutt, Priscilla Clement and Ellen Foote, provided that the 
sums of money which I have already given in marriage with Susan and 
Priscilla be reckoned to be in part of that which shall happen to them. I 
give in charge to all my said children that they be dutiful and loving to 
their said mother as good children ought to be, and loving and kind one to 
another in all brotherlike affection. To the poor of Royston in Cambridg- 
shire where I was born five pounds. The poor people of the liberty of the 
old parish garden. The poor of Christ's Hospital. Loving friend Mr. 
Dun the minister of our parish. Mr. Culverwell the preacher. To my 
cousin Robert Foote that sometime was my servant one hundred pounds. 
My sister Storie. My grandchildren John Hayes and Elizabeth Hayes. 
My other grandchildren Robert Cutt, Susan Cutt, Thomas Cutt and Eliza- 
beth Cutt. My sister Elizabeth Smith widow. To my sou in law Johu 
Hayes and to my said children John, Thomas, Samuel and Ellen Foote one 
hundred pounds apiece over and besides their portions (as above). The 
said sons at ages of one and twenty. My sister Alice Sawle. My ser- 
vant Daniel Foote. Loving friend Mr. Greene the parson of the parish 
church of Royston. The residue to my wife Margaret whom I make ex- 
ecutrix. And I make my son in law Mr. Robert Clement and my loving 
friend Mr. Thomas Brookes the overseers. I give my shop and ware- 
house in Royston unto my son Thomas. I give my house and yard in Roy- 
ston to my other son Samuel. If Thomas and Samuel die without issue 
male &c, I give said shop and warehouse and house and yard to my son 
John. Daniel Foote one of the witnesses. Cope, 127. 

[The testator refers to his daughter Priscilla Clement, and his son-in-law 
Robert Clement. His widow Margaret Foot, in her will 1G34 (on the next page) 
eighteen years later, names her daughter Priscilla as the wife of Richard Gar- 
ford, stationer. — II. F. W.] 

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Thomas Benyon citizen aud draper of London, 13 January 22 James, 
proved 27 January 1624. Goods to be divided into three equal parts accord- 
ing to the laudable Custom of the City of London. One part to wife Elinor. 
Another part to children John, Thomas, Mary and Priscilla Benyon. Mary 
my daughter by my former wife. The poor of St. Leonard in New Fish 
Street. The poor of Whitchurch in the county of Salop where I was born. 
Brother John Benyon and brothers in law Raphe Jackson and Robert Al- 
chester (apparently living there). The daughters of brother John. The 
children of my brother in law Raphe Jackeson, my brother in law Thomas 
Edgely and my brother in law Robert Alchester. My sister Mary Edowe 
wife of my brother Edowe. My brother George Benyon. My cousin 
Thomas Benyon in Fleet Street. My cousin John Hodgekins. My cousin 
Allen Hodgekins. My sister in law Elizabeth Lechland. Henry Bonner 
haberdasher. To my loving brothers in law Thomas Foote and Samuel 
Foote, grocers. Loving friends Mr. Henry Roberowe minister of St. 
Leonards in New Fish Street and Mr. Barnes minister of St. Margaret's 
in New Fish Street. My cousin Arthur Hodgekins. Wife Ellinor to be 
sole executrix and my said two loving brothers in law Thomas Foote and 
Samuel Foote to be overseers. My dwelling house in New Fish Street in 
the parish of St. Leonards. Lands and tenements in Drury Lane. Thomas 
Foote and Samuel Foote among the witnesses. Clarke, 7. 

Thomas Brooke citizen and haberdasher of London, 18 November 
1625, proved 1 December 1625. I will that the yearly sum of five pounds 
per annum which I am charged to pay by the last will of my late mother 
Elizabeth Brooke deceased shall be duly paid to my sister Sara Story 
during her life. I give and bequeath unto my two sisters Margaret Foote 
and Sara Story, to either of them the sum of thirty shillings sterling to 
make each of them a ring. To my two loving kinsmen and friends 
Thomas Foot, grocer, and Henry Bonner, haberdasher, citizens of London, 
to either of them thirty shillings to make a ring. The residue of my 
goods &c. I fully and wholly give and bequeath unto and amongst my 
eight children, John, Nathaniel, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Sara, Rebecca, Susan 
and Martha Brooke, equally between them to be divided. And I make my 
said loving kinsmen and friends Thomas Foote and Henry Bonner execu- 
tors. Samuel Foote a witness. Clarke, 143. 

Margaret Foote of St. Benet, Grace Church, London, widow, 13 
September 1634, proved 10 October 1634. To be buried within the 
parish church there. To my son in law John Hayes forty pounds. To 
my grandchildren Robert and Edward Cuttes, the children of my son 
in law Edward Cuttes, twenty pounds each and to Susan Cuttes their 
sister thirty pounds. To John and Alice Cuttes, two other of the chil- 
dren of my said son Edward Cuttes, to either of them fifty pounds. 
The same to be paid to the said three sons at their several respective 
ages of one and twenty years and to the said two daughters at ages of 
one and twenty or days of marriage. My daughter Priscilla Garford 
the wife of Richard Garford citizen and stationer of London. My grand 
child Kllen Benyon the daughter of Thomas Benion late citizen and dra- 
per of London deceased. My grandchild Meryall Harris the daughter of 
Charles Harris citizen and leatherseller of London. I give and bequeath 
unto Elizabeth, Mary and Sara Foote, my grandchildren, the daughters of 

138 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

my son Thomas Foote, citizen and grocer of London, thirty pounds apiece 
at ages of one and twenty or days of marriage. To my grandchildren 
Samuel, John, Josuah and Elizabeth Foote, the children of my son Samuel 
Foote, citizen and grocer of London, thirty pounds apiece, the sons at 
twenty one aud the daughter at twenty oue or day of marriage. Mr. John 
Donne, parson of the foresaid parish of St. Bennett Grace church, and his 
wife. Mr. Ward the lecturer of the said parish. Mr. Greene a preacher 
at Royston in the county of Cambridge. My cousin Mr. John Brooke, 
preacher, Benjamin Brookes the son of Thomas Brookes late citizen and 
haberdasher of London deceased, at twenty one. My cousin Rebecca Brooke, 
his sister, at twenty one or day of marriage. My son Susan Brooke (in 
similar terms). My god daughter Sara Foote the daughter of Alexander 
Foote. My godson Thomas Bonner the sou of John Bonner deceased. 
My god daughter Mary Hayes the daughter of John Hayes. My godson 
John Foote son of Robert Foote citizen and grocer of London. Thomas 
Foote sou of James Foote citizen and ironmonger of London. Josuah 
Foote son of Josua Foote citizen and ironmonger of London. All these 
called godchildren. Elizabeth Hewitt widow. Christ's Hospital. Other 
charities. To my cousin Robert Foote of St. Dunstan's parish three pounds. 
To Daniel Foote of Cambridge three pounds. Sous in law Richard Gar- 
ford, John Hayes and Charles Harris. Sons Thomas aud Samuel to be ex- 
ecutors. Seager, 88. 

John Hayes of St. Bennet Grace Church, citizen and grocer of Lon- 
don, 29 October 1638, proved 16 November 1638. My personal estate 
&c. to be divided into three equal parts according to the laudable Custom of 
the City of London. One part to wife Mary and another part to my two 
children Mary and William Hayes. The other third part thereof being by 
God's assistance at my own power to dispose I do reserve to pay and per- 
form this my will and these my legacies hereafter mentioned. The poor 
of this parish. The poor of Cookeham in Berks where I was born. My 
sister Jane Ives of Burnham, widow. My cousin Michael Ives.* My sis- 
ter Judith Hardinge. My sister Myriall Hayes. My cousin Jane Brewen 
widow. My cousin Robert Hayes, ironmonger. I do will and give to my 
brother in law and partner Mr. Thomas Foote, grocer, the sum of forty 
shillings in money to make him a ring. Cuthbert Corney, grocer. 

Lee, 136. 

[6 April 1611, a marriage license was granted to John Hayes, grocer, of St. 
Bennet, Gracechurch, bachelor, 36, and Elizabeth Foote, of same, maiden, 29, 
daughter of John Foote, of same parish, grocer, who consents to the marriage. 

31 Oct. 1617, John Hayes, of St. John, Walbrook, London, grocer, and Mary 
Hayes, of same, widow of James Hayes, late of same, grocer, deceased. — 
Walter K. Watkins.] 

Robert Hammond citizen and brewer of London, 3 February 1640, 
proved 5 May 1641. Goods &c. to be divided into two equal parts ac- 
cording to the ancient and laudable Custom of the City of London, where- 
of one part to my loving wife Judith according to the said custom. The 
other half part to be divided into two equal parts, one of which I give to 
my brother Leonard Hamond and the other to my two sisters Mary 

* There was a Michael or Miles Ives in Watertown the next year (see Savage). 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 139 

Browne and Anne Battall. I give and bequeath unto Anne Foote of 
Shalford in Essex, widow, one annuity or yearly payment of four pounds 
of lawful money of England for and during the term of her natural life. 
Wife Judith to be executrix. Evelyn, 59. 

Robert Foote citizen aud grocer of London, 4 February 1645, proved 
4 September 1646. To wife Elizabeth, in lieu of forty pounds worth of 
goods which by my covenant before our marriage (among other things 
therein) I was to leave her, I give all my bedding, bedsteads, sheets &c. I 
will and appoint those moneys &c. by me already given to my sons John 
and Samuel Foote to be and remain to them and either of them respec- 
tively. And I also remit to and discharge my said son John of all debts 
&c. To son Robert five hundred pounds, to be paid unto him at his age of 
one and twenty years. If he depart this life before such his age attained I 
give it unto my said son Samuel Foote and his children. To my son 
Joseph Myles I give twenty pounds, to be paid unto him when he shall 
commence Bachelor ot Arts, and to my daughter Elizabeth Miles I give 
twenty pounds to be paid unto her on the day of her marriage. Reference 
to " the portion which I gave with my daughter Elizabeth in marriage to 
Ralph Griggs." Leases, goods &c. which I have in Ireland. Said daugh- 
ter's children. Sons John and Samuel to be joint executors. 

Twisse, 131. 

Joseph Miles clerk, rector of Rothehithe ah Redriffe Surrey, 16 Au- 
gust 1661, proved 30 September 1661. Nuncupative will. I give and 
bequeath all my estate whatsoever unto my mother Mrs. Elizabeth Foote. 
Sam: Foot a witness. Sworn to 20 September 1661. May, 142. 

Sir Thomas Foot of West Clandon, Surrey, knight and baronet, 26 
October 1680, with a codicil added 2 January 1683, proved 17 November 
1687. To be buried in the church of Westham, Essex, near late deceased 
wife, and a monument to be set up, to the value of three or four hundred 
pounds. Sundry charities. The Grocers Company. Loving brother Sir 
Henry Tulse knight and Sir James Edwards knight to dispose of the gift 
to the poor of that company. Ten poor ministers' widows. Thomas 
Woodward of West Clandon, clerk, to preach my funeral sermon. Lov- 
ing sons in law Arthur Onslow Esq., Sir Francis Roll knight, Denzell 
Onslow Esq. and my grandson Richard Onslow Esq.. The poor of St. 
Bennet Grace Church, London, of Olives old Jewry, London, of Playstow 
in Westham, Essex, of Raystone in Herts and Cambridge and of Lawrence 
Waltham, Berks. My loving daughter Mary the wife of the said Arthur 
Onslow. My two daughters, Dame Sarah Lewis, the wife of the said 
Denzell Onslow, and Priscilla, the wife of the said Sir Francis Roll. 
Thomas Onslow son of my grandson Richard Onslow and Elizabeth Ons- 
low, daughter of the said Richard. Am informed that the wife of the 
said Richard Onslow, my grandson, is with child. Stock in the East India 
Company. Grandson Foot Onslow who is now beyond the seas and who 
I hope and desire will be a citizen and take his freedom of the Grocers 
Company. Sir Robert Reve, baronet, and the Lady Mary his wife, my 
grand daughter. My grandson Arthur Onslow. My grand daughter 
Katherine Onslow. Grandson Henry Onslow, at one and twenty. The 
Earl of Huntington and the Lady his wife, my grand daughter, and their three 

140 Genealogical Gleanings in .England. [Jan. 

children. The Lord Deincourt and the Lady his wife my grand daughter. 
Nathaniel Bacon one of my tenauts at Ravstone aforesaid. Sigismond 
Stidolph Esq. and his wife, my graud daughter. Grandson Henry Roll 
Esq. and such of his sisters as shall be unmarried at the time of my de- 
cease. Grandchild Elizabeth Roll. Grandchild Frances Roll. Grand- 
child Sarah Roll. Grandchild Priscilla Roll. Grandchild Mary Roll. 
The Lady Tulse wife of my loving brother Sir Henry Tulse. My cousin 
Miriall Roe widow. My cousin Ward, wife of John Ward. Cousiti Dr. 
Daniel Foot. Cousin Edward Cutts. Cousin Susanna Cutts the wife of 
Richard Lockwood. Cousin Samuel Foot, a linen draper in Grace Church 
Street, and the mother of the said Samuel. My cousin the widow Samp- 
son and her daughter Mrs. Mary Dunne. Robert Sampson son of my 
cousin Sampson. Godson Richard Sherley. My daughters Mary Onslow, 
Dame Sarah Lewys and Dame Priscilla Roll to be executrices. 

Foot, 136. 

[Sir Thomas Foote, Knight and Baronet, Lord Mayor of London in 1649, died 
12 October 1687, in his 96th year, and buried in All Saints Church, West Ham, 
Essex. He was created baronet 21 November 1660, with the title to revert on 
his death to his son-in-law, Arthur Onslow, of West Clandon. 16 December 
1625, a marriage license was granted to Thomas Foote of St. Bennet, Grace- 
church, London, grocer, and Elizabeth Boddicot of Stepney, Middlesex, widow 
of Augustine Boddicot. The testator was a son of John and Margaret (Brooke) 
Foot of London, and grandson of Robert Foot of John Foote of St. 
Bennet, Gracechurch, grocer, and Margaret Brooke, spinster, of same, were 
granted a marriage license 10 April 1581, and they were married 11 April 1581, 
at St. Mary, Woolchurch. His son-in-law, Arthur Onslow 7 , was the eldest son 
of Sir Richard Onslow of Cromwell's time, and married first, Rose, daughter of 
Nicholas Stoughton ; and second, Mary, second daughter of the testator. Sarah, 
third daughter of the testator, married first, Sir John Lewis, w r hose will is 
given, ante p. 133, and second, Denzil Onslow, youngest son of Sir Richard. 

23 January 1654, at St. Mary, Woolchurch Haw, was recorded : " The War- 
shipful Francis Rolle, Esquire, the son of the Right Honourable Henry Rolle, 
Lord Chiefe Justice of the Court of Upper Bench, and Mrs. Priscilla Foot, the 
daughter of the Worshipful Thomas Foot, Esquire, sometime Lord Maior of 
the Honourable Citty of London, of the Parish of St. Olaves Jury, were married 
the 23 rd January ; he was of Sepulchers Parish, without Newgate." Another 
daughter, Elizabeth, married Sir John Cutler, citizen and grocer of London, as 
his second wife, by whom he had a daughter who died before his death, which oc- 
curred 15 April 1693. This Sir John was sadly satirized by Pope for his avarice. 
Sir Arthur Onslow died 21 July, 1688, leaving four sons and three daughters. 
His eldest son, Richard, born 1654, Baron Onslow, Speaker of the House 
1798, Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor, etc., married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir 
Henry Tulse, and had Thomas 2d, Lord Onslow. The second son of Sir Arthur 
Onslow, Foot Onslow, was Commissioner of Excise, 1694-1710. He died 11 
May 1710. He married Susanna Anlaby, and had Arthur and Richard and five 
daughters. Arthur was Speaker of the House of Commons for five consecutive 
Parliaments. The other two sons of Sir Arthur Onslow and Mary Foot were 
Arthur and Henry, who died unmarried. The daughters were Mary, who mar- 
ried Sir Robert Reeve of Thwaite; Catherine, who married Sir William Clarke 
of Shobington; and Elizabeth, who died unmarried. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

Samuel Foote citizen and ironmonger of London, 5 November 1691, 
proved 8 February 1691. Goods &c. to be divided into three equal shares, 
of which one part to wife Mary and another to daughter Mary Foote. The 
third for legacies &c. House in Grace Church Street. Uncle Mr. James 
Berry. Fane, 27. 



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APRIL, 1897. 

By David G. Haskins, Jr., A.M., of Cambridge, Mass. 

Charles Stewart Daveis, the only child of Captain Ebenezer 
and Mehitable (Griffin) Davis, was born in Portland, Maine, May 
10, 1788. His parents were both of Essex County stock. Capt. 
Ebenezer Davis, his father, was the eldest son of William Davis, 
a farmer in southern New Hampshire, probably descended from an 
Amesbury family ; and of Jane Stewart, a granddaughter of Dun- 
can Stewart, the early shipbuilder of Rowley. Mehitable Griffin's 
ancestors, — the Griffins, Kimballs, Hazens, and Peabodys, — were 
also of Essex County. Her father, Ebenezer Griffin, was deacon 
of the church in Bradford, Mass., and it is worthy of note that, 
included in the modest inventory of his personal effects, was " a 
right in the library in Bradford." Ebenezer Davis, named for his 
maternal grandfather Ebenezer Stewart, became of age just about 
the beginning of the Revolutionary war, and joined the Minute- 
Men of Bradford, several months before the breaking out of hostili- 
ties. He served, with credit, through the entire war ; at Bunker 
Hill and the siege of Boston ; in the campaign of Long Island, 
Trenton, and Princeton; at Saratoga and in the expedition for the 
relief of Fort Schuyler : at Valley Forge and Monmouth ; with 
the Light Infantry at Yorktown ; and in the cantonments on the 
Hudson. Beginning as a private soldier, he rose to be sergeant, 
ensign, and lieutenant; and also served for a time as brigade 
quartermaster. After the war he removed to Falmouth, now Port- 
land, where he became Master of the Masonic Lodge and captain 
in the militia. He died in Portland, after a lingering illness, Nov. 
VOL. li. 13 

142 Charges Stewart Daveis. [April, 

14, 1799, aged only forty-five years ; and was long remembered as 
a thorough soldier and a man of distinguished appearance. 

His widow was a woman of strong character. Though left poor, 
she exerted herself to give their only son, Charles, then eleven years 
old, a good education. The boy received his early instruction in 
Portland ; and in June, 1802, went for one year to Phillips Academy, 
Andover. In 1803, he entered the newly-founded Bowdoin Col- 
lege, and was graduated in 1807, at the head of its second class. 
While in college he read widely and showed a marked fondness for 
literature and the classics, — receiving the sobriquet of r Grecian 
Daveis." The programme of the commencement exercises of 1807 
is in the writer's possession. The class numbered only three mem- 
bers ; and not only were they all graduated with honor, but each 
man had two parts. Mr. Daveis, as the first scholar, delivered a 
valedictory oration on f The Infirmity of Theory," and a poem on 
"Tradition." A year later, September 6, 1808, he delivered in the 
College Chapel, before the Peucinian Society, of which, while an 
undergraduate, he had been the principal founder, an oration on 
Greek literature, which established his reputation as a scholar. f In 
those silver tones," said one who was present, — "then first heard by 
me, — now so familiar to every Bowdoin student, he thus began : 
r In the evening, the Athenian exiles used to sing, Iomen eis 
Athenas.'" The oration was published the next year in the Monthly 
Anthology, of Boston, then the leading literary publication in the 
country, with a most complimentary editorial introduction. The 
young orator was elected a corresponding member of the Anthology 
Club ; and was invited to write for the magazine. The scholarship 
and ability displayed in the oration so impressed George Ticknor, 
that he sought an introduction to the author ; and the acquaintance 
thus formed developed into a most warm and intimate lifelong 
friendship. In 1810, Mr. Daveis took the degree of Master of 
Arts, and delivered an oration on f The Genius of our Political 
Liberties," in which he combined poetical fancy with deep legal 

In the meantime, immediately on leaving college, he had entered 
the law office of Nicholas Emery, afterwards a justice of the 
Supreme Court of Maine ; and in 1810 was admitted to the bar in 
Portland, where he practised his profession for forty years with 
great ability and success until compelled by ill health to abandon it. 
At the famous bar of Cumberland County, Mr. Daveis took high 
rank ; and, by his ability, learning, and untiring industry, acquired 
a distinguished reputation. A profound student, he gathered a 
large and valuable library, and showed in his legal arguments the 
results of exhaustive investigation, — convincing his hearers by his 
able reasoning and abundant illustrations and citations. In ad- 
dition to his common law practice, he devoted much attention to 
admiralty law, in which he achieved marked success. He became 

1897.] Charles Stewart Daveis, 143 

known as a fearless advocate of the rights of sailors, who were then 
liable — when at sea — to much ill treatment ; and so vigorously did 
he defend their cause that he incurred, it is said, the ill will of some 
of the sea captains, who were even thought to have formed a plan 
to abduct him. But it was perhaps as an equity lawyer that he ac- 
quired his chief reputation. He was almost the first in the state to 
engage in this branch of the profession, which was viewed with 
distrust by the older members of the bar, and which consequently 
made but slow progress. So eminent was his success in the study 
and practice of the system, that his friend, the late Hon. Charles 
Sumner, pronounced him the best equity lawyer on this side of the 

He had not been long at the bar when the War of 1812 brought 
anxiety and apprehension to the little seaport town, which still 
remembered Capt. Mowatt's bombardment in 1775. Mr. Daveis's 
letters give interesting glimpses of the period : — of the English frig- 
ates hovering off the Cape and seen from Munjoy Hill ; of the U. S. 
brig Enterprise coming in with her prize, H. B. M. brig Boxer; 
of the imposing funeral procession of the two captains, and his 
watching with Kervin Waters, the mortally wounded boy-midship- 
man of the Enterprise ; of the panic in the town, and the flight of 
many of the inhabitants, — his mother, as became a soldier's widow, 
wishing to remain to the last ; of the drilling of the company of 
exempts, to which he belonged ; of the gathering of large militia 
forces in the town, and preparations for defence and fortification. 
:t Portland no longer seems to be itself," he wrote ; " all our ordinary 
occupations are suspended. Even the usual intercourse of society 
is interrupted." 

At the close of the war, June 1, 1815, Mr. Daveis was married 
at Exeter, N. H., to Miss Elizabeth Taylor Gilman, the youngest 
daughter of John Taylor Gilman, the great Federalist Governor of 
New Hampshire, and his wife Deborah, daughter of Major General 
Nathaniel Folsom. Two of the bride's sisters were already settled 
in Portland — one as the wife of Mr. Daveis's instructor in the law, 
Nicholas Emery, the other as the wife of the Rev. Dr. Ichabod 
Nichols, pastor of the First Parish. 

Mr. Daveis's active mind was by no means confined to professional 
labors. He delivered addresses on several occasions, in which the 
grace of his manner and the beauty of his language excited the 
admiration of his hearers. July 4, 1812, he gave the oration before 
the Federal Republicans of Portland ; May 19, 1825, at Fryeburg, 
at the celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Capt. Lovewell's 
battle with the Indians ; August 9, 1826, at Portland, on the death 
of Adams and Jefferson; and again July 4, 1831, at Portland. 
In 1820, he was chosen one of the board of overseers of Bowdoin 
College, of which body he later became Vice President. He was 
also interested in military matters; and, in 1818, was appointed 

144 Charles Stewart Daveis. [April, 

division inspector, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, on the staff of 
Major General Samuel Fessendcn, commanding the twelfth division 
of Massachusetts militia; which position he retained till 1827, 
when his friend Enoch Lincoln became Governor of Maine, and 
Mr. Daveis was named as the senior aide on his staff. It may have 
been this trifling circumstance — the acceptance of this ornamental 
sinecure — that brought him into connection with events which 
materially affected his whole future career. For in this year the 
great dispute with Great Britain over the northeastern boundary of 
the United States reached an acute stage. An American citizen, 
John Baker, was arrested by an armed force from New Brunswick, 
on his own land situated within the disputed territory, and which 
he held by grants from Massachusetts and Maine ; and carried to 
Fredericton for trial. Gov. Lincoln sent Col. Daveis as a special 
agent of the State, with a letter to the Lieutenant Governor of New 
Brunswick, and with instructions to demand the release of Baker, 
and to obtain information as to British aggressions on the territory 
claimed by the State of Maine. The journey from Portland to 
Fredericton, in those days and at that season, was equal to a trip 
across the continent to-day. Mr. Daveis left Portland, Nov. 16, 
1827, on a brig for Lubec ; and thence proceeded to Eastport, 
Calais, and St. Stephen. There hiring a guide and saddle horses, 
he set out across the country to Fredericton, a distance of over 
eighty miles, arriving on the 25th ; after four days' travelling, 
partly on horseback and partly on foot, over very hard roads 
through the woods. The English Lieutenant Governor of New 
Brunswick, Major General Sir Howard Douglas, a veteran officer, 
who had served in Spain with Sir John Moore, declined to receive 
officially an agent from the State of Maine ; and it must be admit- 
ted that Gov. Lincoln's action was an extreme assertion of the doc- 
trine of State Rights. At the Lieutenant Governor's desire, how- 
ever, Mr. Daveis was received with distinguished politeness by the 
military officers, civil officials, and gentlemen of the town. From 
Fredericton he proceeded to Houlton and Woodstock, and suc- 
ceeded in obtaining some sworn testimony of value in the case. 
But, in the absence of official recognition, he could not accomplish 
much; and he returned in January, 1828, without securing the 
release of Baker, who was tried and convicted. Col. Daveis pre- 
sented to Gov. Lincoln a long report containing much valuable 
historical information concerning the matters in dispute. 

The Governments of the United States and Great Britain sub- 
mitted the controversy to the arbitration of the King of the Nether- 
lands ; and the Hon. Albert Gallatin and Judge William P. Preble 
were appointed commissioners to prepare the American case. Judge 
Preble was subsequently appointed by President Jackson minister 
to the Hague, and desired to have Mr. Daveis as secretary of lega- 
tion. The latter declined to accept the office ; but at the earnest 

1897.] Charles Stewart Daveis. 145 

desire of the judge consented to go out as special confidential agent 
of the United States, to take charge of the materials of the American 
case, and to lay them before the arbiter. Sir Howard Douglas was 
summoned from New Brunswick by his Government and sent to 
the Hague in a similar capacity. Mr. Daveis, after visiting Wash- 
ington for his documents and instructions, sailed from New York, 
Jan. 11, 1830, on the ship Formosa and reached Havre safely on 
the 8th of February. His private journal, kept on the voyage, 
written in a spirit of the most reverent religious faith and the 
tenderest domestic affection, is sacredly preserved by his descend- 
ants. He reached the Hague, March 13, passing on his way 
through Paris, where he was kindly received by Lafayette. He 
remained about a month aiding in the final preparations for present- 
ing the American case ; and, having completed his official duties, 
visited Leyden, Utrecht, Bruges, and other interesting places in 
the Netherlands ; and then spent a little more than two months in 
England and Scotland, passing much time in attending the Courts 
of Law and the sessions of Parliament. He heard Dr. Chalmers 
preach, and listened to Lord Brougham, Peel, and Wilberforce. 
He also made the acquaintance of many of the eminent men of the 
day, including Southey, Sir James Mackintosh, Sir Astley Cooper, 
and Jeffrey of the Edinburgh Review. Sidney Smith he found very 
entertaining. Lord Stowell, the great admiralty judge, presented 
him his portrait in a fine steel engraving. Sir Walter Scott took 
him to the Old Cross of Edinburgh, to witness the ceremony of pro- 
claiming the accession of King William IV. July 11th, he sailed 
for home and arrived safely in Boston, August 26. 

He returned to the active practice of his profession, in which in 
1841 he associated his son, Edward H. Daveis, with himself in 
partnership. William Pitt Fessenden and Phineas Barnes were 
among the young men who studied in his office. And he resumed 
his literary avocations, for which, with tireless industry, he always 
found time. Judge Story, who had the highest opinion of his legal 
and literary attainments, characterizing him at another time as "an 
excellent lawyer, a thorough scholar, true to the Law, to all good 
principles, and to all good men," desired him to accept a professor- 
ship in the Harvard Law School ; but he felt it best, for various 
reasons, to decline the suggestion. In 1836, he was chosen a trustee 
of Bowdoin College, a position which he retained till 1864, when 
failing health caused him to tender his resignation. He gave an 
oration, Sept. 1, 1835, before the Alumni Society of the College, 
on its formation, of which Judge Story wrote : :t It is full of strong 
and vivid thought, and enough to put me upon study and reflection 
for a fortnight of full leisure. It has all the impress of your genius 
fresh from the mint, and adds a new claim to your former efforts 
upon the gratitude of the scholars of our country." At the in- 
auguration of Leonard Woods, in September, 1839, as President 
VOL. li. 13* 

146 Charles Stewart Daveis. [April, 

of the College, he delivered an address in Latin, — a remarkable 
feat for one whose thirty years of absorbing professional and public 
labors had left little time to maintain his familiarity with the 

Meantime the King of the Netherlands had made an award, 
which was virtually a suggestion of compromise ; and which was 
unsatisfactory to both countries. The United States refused to ac- 
cept it ; and the controversy remained unsettled, — a constant menace 
and irritation. At last a bill was introduced in the United States 
Congress, providing for a national survey of the boundary line. 
The Hon. Edward Kent, Governor of Maine, thinking this a favor- 
able opportunity for an extraordinary effort on behalf of the State, 
with the advice of the council, April 25, 1838, appointed Mr. 
Daveis a special messenger and agent to carry to Washington a 
claim for the repayment by the General Government of certain sums 
of money paid to Baker and others by the State ; and also, in con- 
junction with the Maine senators and representatives in Congress, 
to urge the passage of the bill for running the North East boundary 
line of the State ; and the necessity for establishing fortifications 
and military posts, and a military road in Maine. Armed with a 
commission, under the great seal of the State, and bearing letters 
to the President and Maine delegation in Congress, as well as private 
letters of introduction of a most flattering character, Mr. Daveis 
went to Washington, in May, and for two months labored earnestly 
and efficiently to accomplish the objects of his mission ; of which, 
on his return, he rendered to the Governor a long and valuable 
official report. "I think," said Gov. Kent, "I can confidently say 
that no agent or envoy ever labored more diligently or more intelli- 
gently or efficiently than he did By his earnest per- 
suasions, he induced both Mr. Webster (on the 4th of July) and 
Mr. Buchanan and others, to espouse our cause elistinctly and 
earnestly in strong speeches. He alone brought the whole question 
out of its narrow locality in the State into a national matter, regarded 
as one of interest to the whole country .... I have always 
believed that Maine owed more to him than to any other man in 
thus bringing the whole subject before the Nation and compelling 
action." The passage of the bill could not be secured ; but the 
money claimed was paid to the State, and the Hon. James Buchanan, 
chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, presented a long 
and able report (the proof of which Mr. Daveis corrected at the 
Senator's request), which strongly maintained the right of Maine, 
and embodied resolutions which were unanimously adopted in both 
branches. Mr. Daveis returned home to receive the unstinted praise 
and commendation of the Governor, and leaving: behind him so 
pleasant an impression that Mr. Buchanan wrote him later that he 
cherished his acquaintance as one of the green spots in his life. 

In 1839, he was the candidate of the Whigs for the State Senate, 

1897.] Charles Stewart Daveis, 147 

from Cumberland County : but failed of an election. In the fol- 
lowing year he was nominated again and elected. As chairman 
of the Joint Special Committee on the North Eastern Boundary, he 
submitted a report of fifty-five pages ; containing an able and calm 
defence of the rights and conduct of the State, and criticising the 
report of the British surveyors with a dignified yet withering scorn, 
worthy of Cicero. 

In 1839, and later, he was summoned to conferences with Mr. 
Forsyth, Secretary of State, and with his successor, Mr. Webster. 
At last, in 1842, the Ashburton Treaty disposed finally of the great 
question in which for fifteen years Mr. Daveis had taken so warm 
an interest, and to which he had devoted so much of his best thought 
and labor that Gov. Kent pronounced him to have known more 
about the history, facts, arguments, and state of the controversy than 
any other man in the State or Nation. He was not satisfied with 
the settlement ; but accepted the disappointment in the spirit of a 
patriot and with the dignity of a gentleman. "Can I say more in 
the spirit of truth and sincerity," he wrote to Gov. Kent, Sept. 1, 
1842, "except to persuade myself, as I would fain do, that it will 
all prove, under the great controlling hand that guides and directs 
all human movements, for the best ; and to cherish the devout trust 
that it will prove equally for the peace and welfare of the country 
to which Maine has been called to make this important sacrifice ?" 

An amusing instance of his ready wit was related by Gov. Kent, 
in some reminiscences of his connection with the controversy. When 
Gen. Scott passed through Portland on his way to the frontier, Mr. 
Daveis called on him in company with John Neal, the well known 
lawyer and poet. As they were not personally acquainted with the 
General, they agreed to introduce each other. "This gentleman," 
said Mr. Neal, f is my friend, Mr. Charles S. Daveis, who knows 
all about the North Eastern boundary." "And, Gen. Scott," said 
Mr. Daveis on the instant, f this is my friend, John Neal, who 
knows everything else." 

In 1848, Mr. Daveis actively supported the candidacy of Gen. 
Taylor for the presidency. He attended the National Convention, 
and was nominated on the Wilis; ticket in Maine as one of the 
electors-at-large. Being in Washington, in attendance on the 
Supreme Court, he saw the Inauguration, and paid his respects to 
the new President. The bluff old soldier is said to have expressed 
afterwards his satisfaction at receiving a call from one gentleman 
who did not ask for an office. f Found ," he wrote home dur- 
ing his stay in Washington, "amidst a nest of politicians, of whom 
I was glad to get out of the way ; and congratulated myself on 
being out of the way up here." 

He was at this time much interested in a memoir of Gen. Henry 
Knox, embracing a history of the artillery service in the war of the 
Revolution, which he had undertaken to prepare for Mr. Sparks's 

148 Charles Stewart Daveis. [April, 

Library of American Biography. The General's daughters had 
placed their father's papers in his hands, and he made extensive and 
unwearied search for further materials. But business cares, the 
very comprehensive and painstaking character of his investigations, 
and finally his own ill health, prevented its completion. The family 
papers were returned, and the more valuable part of his own col- 
lections are now deposited in the safe of the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society, under the name of the "Daveis — Knox r 

While thus engaged, Mr. Daveis sustained a shock of paralysis, 
April 28, 1850, which partly deprived him of the use of his right 
side. He recovered in some measure from the attack, but never re- 
sumed the practice of the law. He continued, however, his active 
literary labors and his extensive correspondence. Among other 
papers he prepared a memoir of his wife's father, Gov. Gilman, 
which was read before the New Hampshire Historical Society on 
the hundredth anniversary of the Governor's birth, Dec. 19, 1853 ; 
and, the following year, an able historical address for the dedication 
of King Chapel at Bowdoin College. In 1851, he was chosen 
Vice-President of the Massachusetts Societv of the Cincinnati, in 
which he had early succeeded to his father's membership, and in 
1853 succeeded Robert G. Shaw as President. The following year, 
he was elected Vice-President General of the Society ; retaining 
both the last named positions till his death. 

Under the burthen, however, of advancing years and increasing 
infirmity, he gradually ceased to take an active part in life. Mrs. 
Daveis, whose health had long been feeble, died April 3, 1860; 
and, after a few more years of growing weakness and enforced 
inactivity, endured with unmurmuring Christian resignation, on the 
29th of March, 1865, he quietly passed away in his native town, 
and on the site of his father's old home, at the age of nearly seventy- 
seven years. 

Time and space would fail, to tell of all the useful positions that 
he filled, and the essays and addresses that he wrote in his long and 
active life. Prose and poetry, law, literature, religion, history, public 
affairs, — all received his attention ; and the newspapers and period- 
icals of the day, the North American Review, and Appleton's Cyclo- 
paedia, contain abundant evidence of his literary ability and industry. 
His writings were scholarly and classical, prepared with great care, 
and so worded as to express the most delicate shades of meaning. 
His literary and historical attainments were recognized by his col- 
lege, to whose interests he was always warmly devoted, and which 
made him President of the Phi Beta Kappa, and of the Alumni 
Society, and in 1844 conferred on him the degree of Doctor of 
Laws ; and by his election to membership in the historical socie- 
ties of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and 
Georgia. In religion, he was a Unitarian of the old school. In 

1897.] Charles Stewart Daveis. 149 

politics, a strong Whig, but not an extreme partisan. "I never 
conceived," he wrote, " that the party to which I belonged monopo- 
lized all the talents, virtue, religion of the country." "One of 
the best men of New England, a man after my own heart in every- 
thing but politics," wrote George Bancroft, then a leading Demo- 
crat, "he never sacrificed the duties of friendship or the nice sense 
of rectitude to the spirit of party." While opposed to abolitionist 
excesses, he f hated slavery, and would not consent on any con- 
sideration under Heaven to have it extended one inch further." 
His personal character was very strong, yet wonderfully gentle. 
Incapable of fear, active in body and mind, with a capacity for 
great mental exertion, and strenuous for the right as he understood 
it ; he was, at the same time, most tender in his affections and 
feelings, and respectful and moderate in tone towards his opponents. 
His rare courtesy disarmed rudeness. His pure and reverent spirit 
could not tolerate an impious word or an unbecoming jest. His 
religious faith was unwavering, and his reverence profound ; and 
the heroic patience and cheerfulness with which he bore bereave- 
ment and helplessness in his last years, were the strongest proof of 
the vital power of his religion. His manners were courtly, dig- 
nified, and elegant ; and he always bore himself, under all provo- 
cation, as a Christian gentleman. 

He had a wide circle of friends, including such men as George 
Ticknor, Judge Story, Charles Sumner, Alexander H. Everett, and 
Stephen Longfellow, father of the poet ; and it has been said of 
him that he never lost a friend except by death. His pleasant sunny 
home on Free Street was the scene of a refined and cordial hos- 
pitality, where he delighted to receive his friends and men of note 
in literature and public affairs, and where he entertained his visitors 
with conversation abounding in wit, anecdotes, and classical quota- 

The Hon. Joseph W. Symonds, late Justice of the Maine Supreme 
Court, in a brief review, a few years since, of the earlier days of 
the Portland bar, well said of him, that he was "a man whose name 
will linger long, who mingled taste and refinement and all the graces 
of personal and social elegance with learning and genius in the 
practice of the legal profession, more than any other man who ever 
lived in Maine." 

Mr. Daveis had five children, as follows : 

(1) John Taylor Gilman Daveis, born in Portland, 21 March, 1816; 

University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 1837; married 11 
October, 1847, Miss Frances E. Gordon of Portland, and died 9 
May, 1873, leaving two daughters. A physician and skilful 

(2) Edward IIknry Daveis, horn in Portland, 3 April, 1818; How- 

doin College, 1838 ; Harvard Law School, 1841 ; married 8 June, 
1853, Miss Susan W. Bridge, daughter of James Bridge, Esq., of 

150 Will of Alexander /Selkirk. [April, 

Augusta, Me. Editor of Daveis's Reports and of the second edi- 
tion of Ware's Reports. President of the Portland Gas Light 
Co. lias two daughters. 

(3) Mary Cogswell Daveis, born in Portland, 27 March, 1820; mar- 

ried 20 December, 1842, Mr. David Greene Haskins, Preceptor 
of the Portland Academy, afterwards a clergyman of the Epis- 
copal church, and founder of churches in Medford, Brighton, and 
Arlington. Has a son and two daughters. 

(4) Anna Ticknor Daveis, born in Portland, 11 April, 1823; mar- 

ried 8 June, 1847, Mr. Charles Jones of Portland, a prominent 
merchant, President of the Portland Gas Light Co., and of the 
Portland Co.. the largest iron works in Maine. Has one daugh- 

(5) Caroline Elizabeth Daveis, born in Portland, 11 December, 

1826; died 13 December, 1827. 



Henry F. Waters, A.M., contributed to the Register for Octo~ 
ber, 1896 (Vol. 50, pp. 539-40), an abstract of the will of Alexan- 
der Selkirk which he had discovered on record at the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury, Somerset House, London, and also some 
minutes on the life of Selkirk, furnished him by his friend, Mr. 
William Dean of London. 

To the Register for January, 1897 (Vol. 51,«pp. 74-5), Mr. 
Lothrop Withington contributed some details of Selkirk's life after 
his return to England, particularly concerning his sweetheart Sophia 
Bruce, and his wife Frances Candis. 

Mr. William Dean some months ago applied to the authorities of 
Somerset House for permission to have a photograph taken of 
Selkirk's will on file there. They kindly granted this permission, and 
a photograph was made. A copy of this was sent by Mr. Dean to the 
Society and another to his friend, Mr. Waters. It is of the exact 
size of the document itself, 8 inches by 12 inches. The original is 
somewhat tarnished by age. We have had a reduced photo- 
engraved facsimile made, an impression of which accompanies this 
article. It is evident from the date and the probate of the will 
that Selkirk died between December 12, 1720, and July 28, 1722. 
Nicholas Kendall in 1722 was archdeacon of Totness or Totton, and 
Samuel Whallcy was then prebendary of Exeter, both in the diocese 
of Exeter. 

Facsimile of the 

of GOD. Amen, i hr^ } 

bein* iji bodily Health, and of founa and difpofwg Mind and Memory, and considering the 
Perils and Dangers of the Seas, and other uncertainties of thts Troafttory Life, do for 
avoiding Contr over fits after my Deceafe, Make, Pt/bltfh *nd declare this mj lap Will and 
— ■ Tefhnnrmt in manner following. {That U to /<»>'") Firfl I recommend my Soul to God that 
gave it, and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea ,ts it fmU pleafe God to Order; and as for 
and concerning all My Worldly Efla,te, 1 Give, and Bequeath, and Dijpoje thereof as foUoweth, 
Tl)al is to fay T Jj-^L 


....* and Appoint ^n H ""£ qvr**"" °> ' \J " -*"^* ®^ 
\* h\j Execuf^tjof this my la ft Will and Tejlamepf hereby Revoking all former and other Willt y 
£jv Tefiaments ancPDeTdj of Gift by me at am Time heretofore made : And I do Ordain and 

Ratify thefe prefen 

*eedj i 

In Wit Kefs rrhereof 

,_ Stand and be for my only la/} Will and Tejla 

to this mjfatd \YiH, I have fet my Hand and Seal the ^A*^KH^^-_ Day of 

!D>w-w^jrv-^ Annoq; Dom. ijl*apdi,ithe ^JT^r^MJiTejr of the Reigfrof £«» ~ 
Majeffft ^T<"cwj^Q^<^v-tu^--^-^— — — - over Great Britain, i?r. 

* ^ Signed, Sealed and Tubli/bet 
' ^fP in ^ K Trcfencc of us, 

hi ft 

b MJ0 

1897.] Will of Alexander Selkirk. 151 

The following transcript of the will has been furnished us by 
John T. Hassam, A.M. : 

In the Name of God, Amen, I Alexander Silkirk of Oarston within the 
P r ish of Plympstock in the County of Devon Mate of his Maj ties shipp 
Weymouth being in bodily Health, and of sound and disposing Mind and 
Memory, and considering the Perils and Dangers of the Seas, and other 
uncertainties of this Transitory Life, do for avoiding Controversies after 
my Decease, Make, Publish and declare this my last Will and Testament 
in manner following. (That is to say) First I recommend my Soul to 
God that gave it, and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall 
please God to Order; and as for and concerning all my Worldly Estate, I 
Give, and Bequeath, and Dispose thereof as followeth, (That is to say) 
All such Wages, Sum and Sums of Money, Lands, Tenements, Goods, 
Chattels and Estate whatsoever, as shall be any waj^s due, owing or be- 
longing to me at the Time of my Decease, I do Give, Devise and Bequeath 
the same unto my welbeloved wife Frances Silkirk of Oarston afores d . & 
her Assignes forever 

And I do hereby Nominate and Appoint my sd Wife Frances the whole 
& sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all 
former and other Wills, Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any Time 
heretofore made: And I do Ordain and Ratify these presents to Stand and 
be for my only last Will and Testament: In Witness whereof to this my 
said Will, I have set my Hand and Seal the Twelfth Day of December 
Annoq; Dom. 1720 and in the Seventh Year of the Reign of his Majesty 
King George over Great Britain, &c. 

Alex 1 Selkirk O 

Signed, Sealed and Published, 
in the Presence of us, 

Step Turtleff 

Will Warren 

Sam Bury No rie : Publq, 

28° Julij 1722 Probata fuit humoi Testamentu cora Mgro Samuele 
Whalley Ctico Surro Venlis Viri Nicfii Kendall Ctici Arcfiini Arcnitus 
Totton Itime Consti comissa & Em Adm ne Franciscae Selkirk vue et retcae 
dci defti & Exec ricl . soli supranoiat) prius jurat) &c salvo &c. 

J. Roas Re<r rius 

y t> 

Probatum Londini &c Quinto Die Mensis Decem ris . anno 
X) D m Int ^ n * 1723 Coram Dm &c Jurto Francescae Selkirk ats Can- 
* dis & ats Hall modo ux Franci Hall via? Rtcse & Extricis &c 

Cui &c de bene &c Vig Com Jurat) 

The article on Alexander Selkirk for the Dictionary of National 
Biography has been prepared, and we have been permitted to see a 
proof of it. We would refer our readers to that work for the 
details of the remarkable life of Selkirk, which the writer of the 
article has fortified by ample authorities. 


Communicated by Francis Olcott Allen, Esq., of Philadelphia, Pa. 
Vassall of Rinart by Cane, Normandy. 

John Vassall, sent into England by his father on account of disturbances at home. 

John Vassall . . .= . 2d Anne Russell = 3d Judith Borough 

Anne Hewea 
m. Sep. 25, 1509 

of Ratclill'e, Stepney, and 
olCockseyhurst, Eastwood, 
Essex; d. Sept. 13, 1625, of 
the plague; bur. at Stepney. 
When at St. Dunstan's he 
was married three times. He 
equipped and was Captain 
successively of the "Samuel'' 
HO tons 70 men, and the "To- 
bey .Jr." HO tons 70 men, in 
the Spanish Amada fight. 

of Ratcliife, Middlesex; 
m. Sept. 4, 1580; 
d. May 5, 1593. 

m. March 27, 1594; 
d. January, 1629; 
dau. of Stephen Bor- 
ough, wid. of Thos. 
Scott of Colchester, 
and London. 

Vide: Stepney Parish Reg., Eng., 
11 History Spanish Amada," 1759, 
in British Museum. 

{ jEMPtg J 


Vide: Visitation of London, 
Vol. II. 18S7, p. 308. 

. . . William Vassall =Anna King, b. 1593; 

of Eastwood, Essex, b. Aug. 27,1592; I m. June 9, 1613, at 20; 

d. Barbadoes, 1655. Patentee of Mass. 

Bay Colony. Arrived in " Blessing," 

1635, 42 years old, of Roxbury and 


dau. of George Kingof 
Cold Norton, Essex. 


Vide . 


N. E. H. & Gen. Register, 
Dean's Hist. Scituate, 
Scituate and Plymouth Records. 

Lond.Mar. Lie. 

p. 1382. 

Frances Vassall=James Adams, b. Eng., son of John 

b. Eng. 1623 ; m. 
July 16, 1616. 

Land Records. Cambridge, Book xxxi., 
p. 226; Salem Town Records ; Enfield, 
Conn., Town Rec, Book i. part i., p. 118. 
Their eldest dau. Margaret Pease was the first 
child born in Enfield. 

of Plymouth; at Marshfield and Scit- 
uate 1643; d. 1651. See Plymouth Rec. 

Margaret Adams=Capt. John Pease, Jr. 

bap.Mch. 18, 1654; 
m. Jan. 30, 1677; 
d, Jan. 2, 1737. 

May 30, 1654, at Salem; 
d. Nov. 29, 1734. 
Founder of Enfield, Conn. 

Mary Pease .= 
b. May 24, 1088; 
m. Men. 3, 1714; 
d. Mch. 18, 1745. 

Vide: Enfield Town Records, 
Part i., pp. 2, 61, 94, &c. 

. . Capt. Thomas Abbe, 
b. Oct. 30, 1686; d. May 11, 1745. 
Prominent in the affairs of Enfield. 

Sarah Abbe . .: 
b. Mch. 26, 1718; 
in. June 15, 1740; 
d. May 12, 1785. 

Vide: Enfield Town 
Records, &c. 

Vide: Col. Rec. of 
Conn., Vol. 
15, p. 427. 

Fide: Enfield Town 
Records, &c. 

Nathaniel Chapin . . .: 
b. Dec. 31, 1738; m. Dec. 10, 1761; 
d. Feb. 11, 1831. Served in Revo- 
lution by vote of the Assembly, as 
Ensign 2d Co., 3d Bat. 

Esther Chapin: 


m.Nov. 1, 1789; 

d. Oct. 28, 1857. 

rNathaniel Chapin, b. Aug. 9, 1711, 
in Enfield. Soldier in Louisburg 
Expedition, where he fell June 16, 

:Sybil Terry of Enfield, b. Aug. 8, 
1740: d. June 26, 1775; dau. of Maj. 
Ephraim Terry; g. dau. of Capt. 
Samuel Terry, " gentleman." 

:Mnj. Moses Allen of Enfield, b. Feb. 
10, 1769; d. Feb. 8, 1834. Comm'd 
the militia for a large section of 
Conn, Buried with military title. 

Vide: Olcott Allen 

Enfield b. Oct. 13, 1806; m. April 27, 1837: 

Town d. Oct. 24, 1872. 

Records, Deacon in Dr. Horace Bushnell's Church. 

&c. For 35 yrs. manager of the Pratt St. Bank. 

:Lucy A. Parsons, b. Oct. 25, 1812; 
d. Aug. 19, 1890; dau. of Dea.Eben 
Parsons; lineal descend, of Philip 
Parsons, "America," 1635. 

1st. Isabella C. Jones: 
des. of Louis and Ann 
Jones of Nook's Cor- 
ner, Roxbury, 1630; 
m. June 7, 1862. 

Francis Olcott Allen . .=2d. Elizabeth H. Dulles, 

b. Mch. 14, 1840; Hartford "Yale," 1862; mem- 
ber Penn. Historical Society; Cor. Sec. Penn. 
Genealogical Society; member Standing Com. 
N. H. Cincinnati Soc. ; Chairman Com. Hist. 
Doc. Soc. Colonial Wars, Pa. ; Deputy Gov. Pa. 
Soc. Mayflower Descendants; member Sons 
of Revolution. 

b. Nov. 8, 1841; m. Nov. 
10, 1870; des. of Joseph 
Dulles of Charleston, S. 
C.and Marie Elize Cour- 
tonne of the Huguenot 

Clarence J. Allen= 
b. June 7, 1865; 
m. Dec. 18, 1888; 
"Princeton," 1885; 
engineer and estate 
agent, Milwaukee, 

Francis Olcott 
b. Sept. 19, 

Elizabeth Seymour Steele, 
descendant of John Steele 
and Mary Seymour, Hart- 
ford, 1631. 

Bessie C. Allen, 
b. Nov. 29, 1868; 
d. Aug. 19, 1890. 

Allen 3d 

Vide: Hartford, Chicago, 
Phila., Milwaukee, 
Town and Church 

I > I 
Margaret Dulles Allen, 

b. May 14, 1872. 

Francis Olcott Allen Jr. 

b. Oct. 15, 1S74; 

"Princeton," 1896; 

medicine, Univ. of Pa., 


Joseph Heatly Dulles Allen, 
b. Feb. 11,1879. 

1897.] Jefferson and Callender. 153 


Contributed by Worthington Chauncey Ford, Esq., of Washington, D.C. 

[Continued from page 25.] 

Callender to Madison. 

Petersburg, April 27th, 1801. 


I was extremely happy to hear that you had accepted of an office 
under the new presidency ; because, besides the very important reasons of 
a public nature, I was interested in having one person among them, whom 
I could without hypocrisy profess to feel an attachment for, and to whom 
I could address myself without a suspicion of being suspected. 

It is now seven weeks since I had a written message from Mr. Jefferson 
with a solemn assurance that he " would not lose one moment " in remit- 
ting my flue. Upon Wednesday was a week, a very eminent character in 
Richmond, whom you know as well as you can know anybody, spoke to 
Mr. Jefferson about it in Charlottesville. He has since wrote me the 
answer which he received, and which in fact had no meaning. 

Upon the faith of the first promise, I wrote up to Mr. Leiper that I would 
send him this money in part for the boys. I have now found it necessary 
to write him an explanatory card, which contained only these words : 

" Mr. Jefferson has not returned one shilling of my fine. I now begin to 
know what Ingratitude is." 

I am justified in using this stile, by the opinion of Governor Monroe, of 
his brother who said it was impossible the money would be taken ; and of 
the Gentleman who spoke to the president at Charlottesville, who said it 
was a most surprising thing as he ever heard of, that the money had not 
been returned. By the advise of this gentleman, I wrote a letter to Mr. 
[George] Jefferson upon the subject, which, as he writes me, he delivered 
with his own hand. As it was probably to be the last which I should write 
Mr. Jefferson I took unusual pains to make it both guarded and explicit. 
It had not a syllable which could give ground for offence; and while I de- 
scribed the treatment which I had received in Richmond, and the situation 
into which my exertions in the cause had brought me, I think the story 
should have reached the heart of a millstone. I might as well have ad- 
dressed a letter to Lot's wife. I am obliged to speak plain, for necessity 
has no law. 

Does the president reflect upon the premunire into which he may bring 
himself, by the breach of an unqualified, and even a volunteer promise? 
For, as I said to you in my last letter, in february, I neither demean my- 
self to ask the remission as a favor, nor did I think it proper to claim it as 
a right. Does he reflect how his numerous and implacable enemies would 
exult in being masters of this piece of small history? I will not injure him 
by supposing that he cares a farthing for anything which I feel ; but the 
ridicule which I underwent in Richmond about it, was one of my reasons 

VOL. LI. 14 

154 Jefferson and Callender. [April, 

for my coming down here. It had been imprudently reported, in Rich- 
mond, as the opinion of an eminent lawyer, that the president was not 
authorized to return the money. I asked this gentleman, who is, by the 
way, at the head of the profession. He answered that he had given an 
opinion directly contrary ; that he had not the smallest doubt of the legality ; 
and that he was never more astonished at anything in his life than that 
there should exist any kind of hesitation upon the head of a remission. 

Such, sir, is the language of Mr. Jefferson's own most intimate friend, 
and of his warmest admirers ! What then will be the language of the 
world? And all, President as he is, be may trust me if he pleases, that I 
am not the man, who is either to be oppressed or plundered with impunity. 
Mr. Jefferson has repeatedly said that my services were considerable ; that 
I made up the best newspaper in America ; ( He could not mean that the 
Examiner was of equal importance as the Aurora) with other things of 
that kind ; I could wish him to reflect that my services may be wanted 
again; that Charles the Second, by his treatment of Butler, (who never 
was nine months in prison on account of his Majesty,) has covered his name 
with a superaddition of ignomony. I had no more idea of such mean usage 
than that mountains were to dance a minuet. I am not, to be sure, very 
expert in making a bow, or at supporting the sycophancy of conversation. 
I speak as well as write what I think ; for God, when he made me, made 
that a part of my constitution. But Mr. Jefferson should recollect that it 
is not by beaux, and dancing masters, by editors, who would look extremely 
well in a muslin gown and petticoat, that the battles of freedom are to be 
fought and won. 

I have always, as yet, assured everybody, that I am confident of the re- 
mission. And quitting a subject that must hurt your feelings, I have only 
to add that I have just heard that Mr. Davis of Richmond, has got notice 
that he is to quit his situation in the Post office ; that this is one of the few 
situations which I would think myself qualified to fill ; and that it would 
just about afford a genteel living for an economical family. It cannot be 
pretended that I am too late in application. But, indeed, my dear sir, I 
have gone such desperate lengths to serve the party, that I believe your 
friend designs to discountenance and sacrifice me, as a kind of scapegoat 
to political decorum as a kind of compromise to federal feelings. I will tell 
you frankly that I have always suspected that he would serve me so ; and 
so rooted has been my jealousy upon this head, that if ever I am to be the 
better of the new administration, I shall be much disposed to ascribe it en- 
tirely to you. I cannot reconcile this non-remission with the high idea of 
the president's wisdom which I have always had; for surely a wiser man, 
or one more likely to make an excellent magistrate, does not exist. His 
probity is exemplary. His political ideas, are, to the minutest ramification, 
precisely mine. I respect and admire him exceedingly; but although I 
have exhausted all my humble arts of insinuation, he has on various occa- 
sions treated me with such ostentatious coolness and indifference, that I 
could hardly say that I was able to love or trust him. I never hinted 
a word of all this to any human being but yourself; for notwithstanding 
the occasional rattle of my tongue, I can keep, what I design to keep, as 
well as anybody. 

You can take your own time to think of what has been said respecting 
the Richmond Post office. I need not add, I am sure, that I would pay 
the strictest attention to every part of the duty. And surely, sir, many 
syllogisms cannot be necessary to convince Mr. Jefferson that, putting feel- 

1897.] Jefferson and Callender. 155 

ings and principles out of the question, it is not proper for him to create a 
quarrel with me. 

We have here a most wretched postmaster. I speak from personal 
knowledge. The whole town is horribly tired of him. It is six months 
since I advised Mr. Field to apply to the new administration for his 
place. Mr. Field, in whose house I am now writing, is a young man of 
a fair character, of the mildest and most amiable manners, united with 
inflexible intrepidity. I have not been here a fortnight, and he has got 
message upon message, entreating him to have nothing to do with me. I 
could not, when I first knew Mr. Field, recollect the name of the person 
to whom, in some traits of his appearance he bears a striking likeness. It 
was Bache. But Mr. Field is not surrounded by duns; and he is capable 
of feeling and of blushing. 

If this letter breathes an unbecoming asperity, I intreat you, sir, to 
recollect what lengths I have gone to serve the cause, and in what way it 
is likely to serve me. As soon as I hear that you are gone back to the 
federal city, I shall do myself the honor of paying you a visit; unless some- 
thing occurs in the meantime, to render it improper, or superfluous. With 
great respect, I am, Sir, &c. 

John Shore to John Strode. 

Petersburg, May 8th, 1801. 


I received a letter by post the day before yesterday from Mr. Thos. 
Field of this town, dated May 5th at Fredericksburg, inclosing one he had 
received from you a few days before, wherein he requests that I would 
write you as to his general conduct in this place. 

Mr. Field has resided in this place I believe not quite two years yet, in 
which time he has, as far as has come to my knowledge, conducted himself 
with propriety, & has with becoming attention, application & industry 
prosecuted his business, with the firmness & inflexibility of a republican 
printer. He was unfortunately involved about twelve months ago in a 
dispute, the result of which proved fatal to his antagonist; but it ap- 
peared on an examination of the unhappy transaction, before the proper 
tribunal, that it was in Mr. Field a justifiable act of self-defence. This 
however, excited among what is called the Federal party in this town, a 
considerable degree of resentment against him, but it really did appear to 
me to be the result of political prejudice only. The thing is now talked of 
no more, and Mr. Field receives not only, but supports the republican 
cause, with energy & respectability. I am, sir, &c. 

Jno. Shore.* 

* " Mr. Field, printer of The "Republican, in that town, was refused bail, for the pretended 
murder of Thomas Cross, of which he has since been honorably acquitted. He had been 
publicly assaulted in the market place, by Mr. Cross, who was a much stronger man. The 
circle of aristocrats, one of whom was a magistrate, stood around, to enjoy the victory; 
nor did they once offer to interfere, until Mr. Field was forced to pull out a pistol and shoot 
the aggressor. Thus Cross was, in reality, killed by his own friends. Mr. Field was in- 
stantly apprehended. The most ample security for his appearance was refused. He was 
thrust into a stinking hole, eight feet wide, which is dignified with the title of a prison. 
He was kept there for several weeks, before bail could be accepted. And it was the firm 
persiianon at Petersburg, that all this bustle was made for the gratification of Scotch and 
Anglo federal revenge."— Prospect Before Us, II. ; 149. 

156 Jefferson and Cullender. [April, 

Callender to Madison. 

Petersburg, May 7th, 1801. ' 


I enclose two newspapers. They contain a consummate specimen of 
the custom house of this place. They cannot fail of conveying to the presi- 
dent a complete idea, if he wanted one, of the official merit of Mr. Heath ; 
and 1 trust he will admit that, in this instance, I have rendered a service to 
the country. The materials had been sent us just before I was first ar- 
rested, and lay by till now. 

My reason for intruding at this time, (as after the letter of last week, I 
did not mean to trouble you for a very long time) is this. 

On Tuesday last, Randolph sent for me to the custom house to get the 
money, which it seems he has received orders to pay. I did not chuse to 
go there alone, as that very forenoon, the faction had published a piece 
recommending me to a drubbing. So I went to General Jones. He was 
ready, he said, to go with me; but that the card ran in such a stile as no 
gentleman should answer. Another gentleman, to whom I applied, made 
the same observation. Upon this, I held myself justified in writing Ran- 
dolph to bring or send up the money. But I understand that he has set 
out for Richmond ; so I am as far from it as ever. I spent several weeks 
idle in Richmond waiting for it, before I came here, and left a proper 
authority with Mr. Pleasant's to receive it for me. I had been more the 
better of an hundred dollars paid with promptitude, than to get two hun- 
dred with the loss of so much time, and so much temper, with so much im- 
pertinence both from friends and enemies. Were the last five years to act a 
second time, the tribe of Benjamin should retire to " the rock Rimmon ' : 
before I should interfere to hinder rascals from ridding the world of each 

I am exceedingly ashamed and sorry for laying such a disagreeable tax 
upon your time. 

I have the honor to be Sir 

Jefferson to Monroe. 

Washington, May 26th, 1801. 
Dear Sir 

In mine of the 22d I forgot to write on the subject of Callender, 
tho' I had reserved that, for some time, to make a part of the letter. 
D. M. R[andolph] has contrived to put the money in such a situation that I 
find we could not lay our hands on it without giving room for specious 
criticisms. That would be a gratification to which he is not entitled. It 
will moreover strengthen the reasons for laying the whole subject before 
Congress that they may not only refund but indemnify the sufferers under 
the sedition act. To take from Callender particularly all room for com- 
plaint I think with you we had better refund his fine by private contri- 
butions. I enclose you an order on Gibson & Jefferson for 50. D. which 
I believe is one fourth of the whole sum. 
# # * * # * 

1897.] Jefferson and Callender. 157 

Jefferson to Monroe. 

Washington, May 29, 1801. 
Dear Sir: 

Since mine of the 26th Callender is arrived here. He did not call 
on me ; but understanding he was in distress I sent Cap 1 Lewis to him with 
50. D. to inform him we were making some inquiries as to his fine which 
would take a little time, and lest he should suffer in the meantime I sent 
him &c. His language to Cap fc Lewis was very high toned. He intimated 
that he was in possession of things which he could and would make use of 
in a certain case : that he received the 50. D. not as a charity but a due, in 
fact as hush money; that I knew what he expected, viz. a certain office, 
and more to this effect. Such a misconstruction of my charities puts an 
end to them forever. You will therefore be so good as to make no use of 
the order I enclosed you. He knows nothing of me which I am not 
willing to declare to the world myself. I knew him first as the author of 
the political progress of Britain, a work I had read with great satisfaction, 
and as a fugitive from persecution for this very work. I gave to him from 
time to time such aids as I could afford, merely as a man of genius suffer- 
ing under persecution, and not as a writer in our politics. It is long since 
I wished he would cease writing on them, as doing more harm than good. 

■Ah Jfe db 4fe Jfc 

■7^ -7T -7T -7T ^P 

Monroe to Jefferson. 

Jas. Monroe's best respects to Mr. Jefferson. As the person [i. e. 
Callender] for whose benefit the inclosed was intended has left this for 
Washington it is thought best to return it. It is presumed that everything 
appertaining to that object will be settled at Washington with that person; 
but should the contrary be the case, and it be proper to execute anything 
here, J. M. will with pleasure attend to it when notified thereof. 

Richmond 1 June, 1801 

Yours of the 29 is just received. It is to be regretted that Capt. 
Lewis paid the money after the intimation of the payer of his views &c. 
It will be well to get all letters however unimportant from him. Merri- 
wether Jones is or will be by the time this reaches you at Washington. 
He has that ascendancy over the wretch to make him do what is right, 
and he will be happy to do it for you. Confide in him without reserve as 
a man of honor. Mr. Giles will also be up in a day or two. Your reso- 
lution to terminate all communication with him is wise, yet it will be well 
to prevent even a serpent doing one an injury. 

Jefferson to Monroe. 

Washington, July 15, 1802. 
Dear Sir 

Your favor of the 7th has been duly received. I am really morti- 
fied at the base ingratitude of Callender. It presents human nature in a 
hideous form. It gives me concern because I perceive that relief, which 
was afforded him on mere motives of charity, may be viewed under the 
aspect of employing him as a writer. When the Political progress of 

158 Jefferson and Callender. [April, 

Britain first appeared in this country it was in a periodical publication 
called the bee, where I saw it. I was speaking of it in terms of strong 
approbation to a friend in Philadelphia, when he asked me if I knew that 
the author was then in the city, a fugitive from persecution on account of 
that work, and in want of employ for his subsistance. This was the first 
of mv learning that Callender was author of the work. I considered him 
as a man of science fled from persecution, and assured my friend of my 
readiness to do whatever could serve him. It was long after this before I 
saw him, probably not till 1798. He had in the meantime written a second 
part of the political progress much inferior to the first, and his history of 
the U S. In 1798, I think I was applied to by Mr. Leiper to contribute 
to his relief. I did so. In 1799, I think S[tevens] T[homson] Mason 
applied for him. I contributed again. He had by this time paid me two 
or three personal visits. When he fled in a panic from Philadelphia to 
Gen 1 Mason's he wrote to me that he was a fugitive, in want of employ, 
wished to know if he could get into a counting house or a school in my 
neighbourhood or in that of Richmond ; that he had materials for a 
volume, and if he could get as much money as would buy the paper, the 
profit of the sale would be all his own. I availed myself of this pretext to 
cover a mere charity, by desiring him to consider me a subscriber for as 
many copies of his book as the money enclosed (50. D.) amounted to; but 
to send me two copies only, as the others might lie till called for. But I 
discouraged his coming into my neighbourhood. His first writings here had 
fallen far short of his original political progress and the scurrilities of his 
subsequent ones began evidently to do mischief. As to myself no man 
wished more to see his pen stopped: but I considered him still as a 
proper object of benevolence. The succeeding year he again wanted money 
to buy paper for another volume. I made his letter, as before, the occasion 
of giving him another 50. D. He considers these as proofs of my appro- 
bation of his writings, when they were mere charities, yielded under a 
strong conviction that he was injuring us by his writings. It is known to 
many that the sums given to him were such and even smaller than I was 
in the habit of giving to others in distress of the federal as well as the re- 
publican party without attention to political principles. Soon after I was 
elected to the government, Callender came on here wishing to be made 
postmaster at Richmond. I knew him to be totally unfit for it: and how- 
ever ready I was to aid him with my own charities (and I then gave him 
50. D.) I did not think the public offices confided to me to give away as 
charities. He took it in mortal offence, and from that moment has been 
hauling off to his former enemies, the federalists. Under the letter I wrote 
him in answer to the one from Gen 1 Mason's, I wrote him another con- 
taining answers to two questions he addressed to me. 1. Whether Mr. Jay 
received salary as chief justice and envoy at the same time; and 2. some- 
thing relative to the expenses of an embassy to Constantinople. I think 
these were the only letters I ever wrote him in answer to volumes he was 
perpetually writing to me. This is the true state of what has passed be- 
tween him and me. I do not know that it can be used without committing 
me in controversy as it were with one too little respected by the public to 
merit that notice. I leave to your judgment what use can be made of 
these facts. Perhaps it will be better judged of when we see what use the 
tories will endeavor to make of their new friend. * 

[To be continued.] 


Oapt. Jonathan Howard's Company. 




Copied by Francis E. Blake from originals in possession of Henry Dean Forbes, 
Esq., of Boston. The papers here printed serve to show the value of Capt. Howard's 
collection, carefully preserved by his great great great grandson, Mr. Forbes. 

I. Bridgwater. — A List of Soldiers under the Command of Jonathan 
Haward Capt # 

Nathan Haward Leut. 

Samuel Packard Ensign 
Sart Edmund Hayward 
Sart Samuel Lathrop 
Sart Jonah Hartwell 
Sart Josiah Lathrop 
Dr Joseph Ames 
Dr James Alger 
Cor Jonathan Ames 
Cor Silas Willis 
Cor James Ames 

Ruben Snow 

Nathan Ames 

Thomas Ames Jur 

John Ames 

Zepheniah Willis 

David Harvey 

Ezra Hayward 

Isaac Lee 

Tarah Whitman 

Isaac Willis Jur 

Jonathan Haward Jur 

John Bennet 

David Lathrop 

Isaac Lathrop 

Daniel Alger 

Joseph Alger Jur 

John Alger 

upon the Alaram List 
Isaac Willis 
Williams Fobes 
John Snow 
Eleazer Snow 
Thomas Ames 
Edward Lathrop 
Israel Alger 
Joseph Alger 
Samuel Dunber 
Ebenezer Haward 
Seth Haward 

Samuel Dunber Jur 
Hezekiah Mehuron 
Daniel Corthel 
Edmund Soper 
Asa Soper 
Jonathan Bosworth 
John Colson 
Joseph Belcher 
Jonathan Lathrop 
Daniel Lathrop 
Ebenezer Waid 
Joseph Packard Jur 
Samuel Packard Jur 
Seth Burr 
George Turner 
Thomas Linsey 
Theophelas Haward 
Abner Hayward 
Jonathan Hayward 
Jabez Bolton 
Daniel mandley 
Jonathan Burr 
Ephraim Burr 
Thomas Buck 
Mathew Buck 
Ephraim Churchel 
Jacob White 

Samuel Lathrop 
Ephraim Haward 
Joseph Packard 
Abial Haward 
Samuel Hartwell 
John Burr 
Peter Hayward 
John Cannaday 
George Packard 
Eleazer Snow Jur 
Phillip Briant 

this List taken this fourth Day of novembr: 1754 

by me Thomas Willis Jur Clerk of the above said Company 

* Captain Howard was son of Jonathan and Sarah (Dean), born in Bridgewater, 1692. 
He was active in town affairs, especially in connection with the military organizations. He 
was commissioned Major by Gov. Shirley, Nov. 28, 1754. 

160 Capt. Jonathan Howard's Company, [April, 


April: 28th 1756 

an Count of Soldiers that Inlisted them Selves out of the Military Com- 
pany under my Command for the Intended expedition a gainst Crown Point 
Fort that Listed under the Command of major General John Winslow. 

l ly Peter mecorkingal Inlisted upon Conditions that he went half a turne 

for James Alger his master and half a turne for Edmund Alger Joseph 

Alters son. 
2 ly Ebenezer Waid Inlisted halfe a turne for himSelf and half a turne paid 

him by David Lathrop Edward Lathrops Son. 
3 ly Thomas Cornish Inlisted upon Conditions that he went half a turne for 

Consider ozer Nathan Hawards Printis man and half a turne for 

Ebenezer Ames Joseph Ames Son. 
4 ly Ezekil Bundey of Connetecut Coloney Inlisted for Cor Silas Willis & 

Theophalas Haward upon Conditions of a Sume of money paid to him 

by them. 
5 ly Joseph Carpenter of Conneticut Collony Inlisted upon Conditions of 

a Sume of mony paid by Ruben Snow & Isaac Willis Jur to him the 

sd Carpenter. 
6 ly Robert Ashbow Inlisted upon Conditions of a Sume of money paid to 

him by nathan Willis Capt Thomas Willis Son & Jonathan Hayward 

Peter Haywards Son to him the sd Ashbow. 
7 August: 3d Joseph Packard Jur was Imprest by my warrant 1756 in 

to his majestis sarvice to Reinforce the army a gainst Crown Point 

fort and went in Person. 


These may Certifi whome it may Concerne that march: 4th 1744-5 that 
Thomas Ames Joseph Ames & Ebenezer Ames & Nathan Ames Hired one 
Daniel Clarke a Soldier to goo in the expedition a gainst Cape Briton each 
of them a quarter of a turne in the warre a Peace: Sept: 15th 1755 the 
expedition a gainst the fort at Crown Point a Reinforcement Thomas Ames 
Jur Hired Joseph Poole to goo in his Roome halfe a turne in the warre 
and gave him three pounds the Subcriber attests the above Certificats to 
be true: march: 30th 1758 Jonathan Haward Capt 


June the 11 : 1746 I imprest the within named abner hayward archbald 
Robinson and matthew Bock David french for his mejstis sarvice and 
warned them to appear forthwith at the time and place with in mentioned : 
per me James Ames 


Bridgwater Sept. 26 1746 

Worthy Sir These are to in form you that I was in Redenes to march 
according to your order yesterday but the trupers Came to me to have ther 
pistels mended and estown [Easton] is all prest and I have their Guns to 
mend or els many of them Canot Go or go without Armes therefore Sir if 
I can be spered at horn it will be abenfit to the shogers and if not pray Sir 
send me word by the Berer heirof and I will Amedetly come to you So 
Remainen your obedent Solder whils I am 

William Barclay* 

* Mr. Barclay was a gunsmith of Easton. 

1897.] Marriages in Nantucket. 161 


I the Subcriber have Recived of Eleazer Snow David Dunbar and 
Nathan Ames the Sume of Eighty five pounds old tenor Bills for which I 
Promis to Sarve a turne in the warr a Soldier the Present Expedition 
Eastward and to be Redy to march to Cassel William when Requierd by 
Capt Jonathan Haward as witness my hand this first Day of July anno 
Domo 1748 Jonathan Haward 

Thomas Mitchell 


Bridgwater June the 11 

persuant to this warrant I have impresed Joshua Ames and Edward 
Lathrop juner and have warnd them to appaer before your selef Capt 
Jonathan Haward pre me 

Thomas Willis 


Communicated by Otis G. Hammond, Esq., of Concord, N. H. 
[Concluded from page 57.] 

Nantucket ss these are to Certifie all whome it may Consern y* Thomas 
Green and mary hussey boath of nantucket being publeshed as y e law 
Directs were Maried Jenuary y e 30 th 1725/6 by me George Bunker 
Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss These are to Certifie all whome it may Concern y* John 
Bunker and mary Coffin boath of nantucket being publeshed as y e Law 
Directs ware maried y e 13 th day of f ebruary 1725/6 by me George Bun- 
ker Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss These ar to Certefie to all whom it may Concern y fc John 
willn and Elezabath Sibley being publeshed as y e Law directs ware maried 
by me George Bunker Justice of peace in y e 24 of may 1726 

Nantucket ss these are to Certifie to all whom it may Concern y t 
Eliphelit Smith and Hephzibath Bunker boath of nantucket being pub- 
lished as y e Law directs ware maried October y e 3 d day 1726 by me George 
Bunker Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss These are to Certifie all whom it may Concern that 
Calib Bunker and Prissilla Coffin Boath of Nantucket being Published as 
y e Law directs ware Maried in October y e 3 rd 1725 [1726] by me George 
Bunker Justice of y e peace for Nantucket 

Nantucket ss These are to certifie all whom it may Concern that An- 
drew Newell and Eunice Coffin boath of Nantucket being published as y 9 
Law directs ware Maried y e 6 th day of November in 1726 by me George 
Bunker Justice of y e peace 

Nantucket these are certifie all whom it may Concern y fc Seth Paddok 
& Leah Gardner boath of nantucket being publeshed as y e Law diricts 
ware maried y e 22 nd day of november 1727 by me George Bunker Justice 
of peace 

Nantucket ss these may certifie all whom it may Concern that James 
whipper & Patiance Long being publeshed as y e law Directs ware maried 
in October 31: 1727 by me — George Bunker Justice of peace 

162 Marriages hi Nantucket. [April, 

Nantucket ss These may certifie all whome it may Consern y l Isaac 
myrick & Deborah Pinkham of nantucket ware mared (being publeshed 
as y' law Directes) y e 9 th day of January 1728/9 by me Geor e Bunker 
Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss These may certifie all whom it may Consern y l Thomas 
Jenkins & Judeth Folger boath of nantucket being publeshed as y e Law 
directs ware Maried in January 22: day 1728/9 by me George Bunker 
Justice peace 

Nantucket ss These may certefie all whome it may Concern y* Andrew 
Myrick & Jedidah pinkham of nantucket being publeshed as y e Law diricts 
ware maried January y e 23 d 1728/9 by me George Bunker Justice of 

Daniel allin & Elezabath Bunker boath of nantucket ware Lafully pub- 
leshed & maryed by me on January y e 26 th 1737/8 George Bunker Jus- 
tice of peace 

Thomas Jenkins & Judeth Folger boath of nantucket being Lafully pub- 
leshed ware maried by me 22 nd Day of January 1728/9 George Bunker 
Justice peace 

April 23 d 1731 peter Folger & Christian Swain boath of nantucket being 
Lafully publeshed ware then maried by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

October y e 30 th 1736 John meeder & Hannah Stewart being Lawfully 
publeshed ware maried by me George Bunker Justice of y e peace for 

December y e 27 th 1733 Charlse Gardner and Anna Pinkham ware La- 
fully published being boath of Nantucket and maried by me George Bunker 
Justice of peace 

Sherborn January y e 23: 1728/9 Andrew Myrick & Jedidah pinkham 
boath of nantucket ware Lafully published and maried by me — George 
Bunker Justice of y e peace for nantucket 

Sherborn September y e 14: 1731 then John Ellis & Dinah williams 
boath of nantucket being Lafully publeshed ware married by me — George 
Bunker Justice of peace 

November y e 29 : 1734 then Stephen Swain & Katharin Heath boath of 
nantucket being publeshed as y e Law Directs ware married by me — George 
Bunker Justice of peace 

August y e 7 th 1735 John Long & Jane Luce boath of Sherborn on nan- 
tucket being Legualley Publeshed was theu maryed by me — George Bun- 
ker Justice of peace 

April y e 3 d 1735 : then Stephen Kidder and mercy Godfery boath of 
nantucket being Lawfully Published ware maried by me George Bunker 
Justice of peace 

Nantucket ss October y e 28 th 1738 then wase Uriah Bunker and Zerviah 
Pinkham boath of nantucket being lawfully publeshed ware maried by me 
George Bunker Justice of peace for s d County 

Nantucket August y e 16: 1733 

These are Certifie all whome it may Consern y l Benjamin Thistin resi- 
dant on nantucket and llepzibath Smith of nantucket ware maried being 
boath Published on nantucket as y e Law Diricts — p r me George Bunker 
Justice of peace 

August y l 16: 1733 James Sheffield and Frances Sanford boat Declared 
being boath of Road Island y l they Did not know y l Benjemin thistin had 
promised mange to any woman or made Sute to any woman there Directly 
or Indirectly and ware accordingly maried bv me George Bunker Justice of 
peace agust 16 : 1733 

1897.] Marriages in Nantucket. 163 

April y e 27 m 1738 then Uriah Gardner and Ruth Bunker boath of Sher- 
born on nantucket ware maried by me George Bunker Justice of peace 

1741 June y e 29 th Then Daniel Bunker & Margret Davice boath of 
Nantucket being lafully publesht ware maried by me George Bunker 
Justice of peace 

1741: November 22 then william oldridg & Abigail pinkham boath of 
Sherborn on Nantucket being Lafully publeshed ware Maried by me — 
George Bunker Justice of y e peace for S d County 

Nantucket January : 3: y 4 1765 Christopher Bunker & Abigail Worth 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfully Published ware married 
by me Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket April: 24: y fc 1765 Andrew Brock and Eunice Arthur both 
of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfully Published ware marred by me 
Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket July: 6 y fc 1766 Thomas Andreus residant on Nantucket & 
mary Burrige of Nantucket ware marred by me being both Published on 
Nantucket three publick days marrid by me Caleb Bunker Justice of the 

Nantucket march: l yt 1767 Henry Hood & Judith Cattle both of Sher- 
born on Nantucket being Lawfully Published ware marred by me Caleb 
Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket March y e 5 : 1767 William Mingo & Esther Homeneck both 
of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfully Publiched ware marred by me 
— Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket December: 4 yt 1767 Reuben Barnard & Phebe Coleman 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket being Pubiished Six davs three of them 
publick days ware marred by me — Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket August: 21 yt 1768 Jeames Burrage & Rebekah Godfrey both 
of Sherborn on Nantucket being Published according to Lawfully ware 
marred bv me Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket December: 28 yt 1768 Reuben Morton and Mary Worth both 
of Sherborn on Nantucket being Published according to Law ware marrid 
by me Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket Jenuary: 19 th y e 1769 Eliphalet Smith and Deborah Bunker 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfully Publish ware married by 
me Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket Apriel : 2 yt 1769 Micajah Swain and Eunies Bunker both 
of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfully Publish ware marrid by me 
Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket October : 30 yt 1769 Jethro Coffin and Margaret Brock both 
of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfully Publish ware Married by me 
Caleb Hunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket Jenuary : y e 3' 1 y e 1770 Lot Cattle and Ruth Colman both of 
Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfully Publish ware marrid by me Caleb 
Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket March: 22 yt 1770 Zaccheus Coffin and Thankfull Joy both 
of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfully Publish ware marrid by me 
Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket November: 30 yt 1770 Daniel Smith and Abigail Gorham 


both of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfuly Publish ware marrid by 
me Caleb Bunker Justic of the Peace 

Nantucket December: 17 yt 1770 Ebenezer Hussey and Mehetabel 
Smith both of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lawfuly Publish ware marrid 
by me Caleb Bunker Justic of the Peace 

1G4 Marriages in Nantucket. [April, 

Nantucket December: 20 yt 1770 Elisha Bunker and Margaret Garner 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket being Lavvfuly Publish ware maried by 
me Caleb Bunker Justic of the Peace 

Nantucket May: 1 2 yt 1771 

Peleg Coffin and Hephesibah Pinkham both of Sherborn on Nantucket 
being Lawfully Published ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Justice of the 

Nantucket June: 1 G yt 1771 William Bunker and Abigail Gardner both 
of Sherborn hath been Published according to Law ware marred by me 
Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket October: 15 yt 1771 William Ramsdell and Ruth Gardner 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket hath been Published three Days ware 
marred by me Caleb Bunker Justic of the Peace 

Nantucket October: 20 yt 1771 Shubal Gardner and Hephzibah Gardner 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket hath been published Seven Days ware 
marred by me Caleb Bunker Justice of the peace 

Nantucket October: 27 yt 1771 Solomon Bunker and Abigail Coffin both 
of Sherborn on Nantucket hath beeu published Seven days ware marred by 
Caleb Bunker Justice of the peace 

Nantucket November 24 yt 1771 Grindal Gardner and Judith Hinpenny 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket hath been Published according to Law 
ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket December: 5 yt 1771 Soloman Coffin and Eunies Macy both 
of Sherborn on Nantucket bath been Published according to Law ware 
marred by me Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket January: 16 yt 1772 Peleg Bunker and Deborah Gorham 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket hath been published Twelve days ware 
marred by me Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket November: 8 yt 1772 Edward Lloyd Whittemore and Pris- 
silla Bunker both of Sherborn on Nantucket hath been published according 
to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Justice of the Peace 

Nantucket December: 7 yt 1772 William Homes and Lydia Bourage 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket hath ben Published a Cordiu to Law ware 
marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic of the Peace 

Nantucket June : 14 yt 1773 Peter berry and Sarah Dugan to Indians 
of this Town have been Published ACording to Law ware marred by me 
Caleb Bunker Justic of the Peace 

Nantucket August: 22 yt 1773 Bachelor Bunker and Abigail Hussey 
harth been published according to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker 
Justic of the Peace 

Nantucket Sepetember: 5 yt 1773 John Worth and Jemima Swain harth 
been published according to Law ware marred by me. Caleb Bunker Jus- 
tic of the Peace 

Nantucket September: 19 yt 1773 Peleg Bunker and Lydia Gardner 
hath been published according to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker 
Justic of the Peace 

Nantucket October: 18 yt 1773 Peter Coffin & Marriam Perry hath 
been published according to Law ware Marred by me Caleb Bunker Jus- 
tic of the Peace 

Nantucket December: 30 yt 1773 William Swain and Eunies Barnard 
hath been published according to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker 
Justice of the Peace 

1897.] Marriages in Nantucket. 165 

Nantucket July 7 yt 1774 Manuel Joseph & Eunies Coffin hath been 
published according to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Justice of 
the Peace 

Nantucket Sepetember : 29: yt 1774 John Noblee and Eunice Worth 
hath been published according to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker 
Jestice of the Peace 

Nantucket October : 15 yt 1774 Charles West & Hephzibah Barnard hath 
been published according to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Jes- 
tice of the Peace 

Nantucket October: 27 yt 1774 Timothy Swain and Dinah Gardner 
hath been published acording to Law ware marred by me — Caleb Bunker 
Jestic of the Peace 

Nantucket March: 5 yt 1775 Isaiah Maxy and Ruth Bunker hath been 
published acording to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic of the 

Nantucket Apriel: 2 yt : 1775 Shubael Gardner and Deborah Ellis hath 
ben published acording to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic of 
the Peace 

Nantucket June 1 day: 1775 John Wolf and Phebe Godfrey hath been 
published acording to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic of the, 

Nantucket : July : 27 : yt 1775 William Abrams & Mary Coffin hath been 
published acording to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic of the 

Nantucket August: 3 yt 1775 Elihu Miller and Patience Coffin hath been 
published Acording to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic of the 

Nantucket Sepetember : 2 yt 1775 Benjamin Bunker & Rebekah Folger 
hath been published acording to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker 
Jestic of the Peace 

Nantucket Sepetember : ? yt 1775 Ebenezer Bunker and Mary Maxy hath 
been published acording to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic 
of the Peace 

Nantucket Sepetember : 7 yt 1775 Elisha Ellis and Anna Swain hath been 
published acording to Law ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic of the 

Nantucket December: 24 yt 1775 Abner Coffin and Desire Benthall 
hath been Lawfully published ware marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic of 
the Peace 

Nantucket February: 22 yt 1776 Nathan Waldron and Patience Coffin 
both of Sherborn on Nantucket hath been Published according to Law was 
marred by me Caleb Bunker Justic of the Peace 

Nantucket September l dy y 1776 Paul Paddack and Anna Starbuck 
hath been Published according to Law was marred by me Caleb Bunker 
Jestic of the Peace 

Nantucket September: 7 yt 1776 Barnabas Coleman and Abiel Clark 
hath been published according to Law was Marred by me Caleb Bunker 
Jestic of the Peace 

Nantucket November: 16 yt 1776 John Cartueright and Mary Starbuck 
hath been published according to Law was marred by me Caleb Bunker 
Jestic of the Peace 

Nantucket June: 8 yt 1777 Francis Brown and Deborah Clark hath been 
published according to Law was marred by me Caleb Bunker Jestic of the 

VOL. li. 15 

166 John Curtis of Roxbury, Mass. [April, 


By Howard Redwood Guild, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

So much of interest regarding William and Sarah (Eliot) Curtis 
of Roxbury has been unearthed, and written, it seems strange that 
little or nothing has appeared in print about their son, John Curtis, 
and his descendants. 

The search by the writer for documentary evidence of his descent 
from William and Sarah Curtis, through John Curtis, revealed ad- 
ditional facts which may have interest for others. 

1. John 2 Curtis ( William 1 ) was baptized 1629, 17 July, at Nasing, 
England; died 1711-1730; married 1st, 1661, 26 Dec, at Boston, Rebecca 
"Wheeler (born 1643, 17 June, in Boston, died 1675-6, 16 days 3 months, 
at Roxbury), daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Wheeler of Boston; mar- 
ried 2d, 1677-1682, Dorcas Peake (born 1639 in Roxbury), daughter of 
Christopher* and Dorcas (French) Peake of Roxbury. John Curtis is at 
different times described variously as farmer, tax collector, tailor, Indian 
guide, &c. &c. 

Suffolk Deeds, xi., 362. 1672, 15 Feb., John Curtis and Rebecca, his wife, of 
Roxbury, convey land to Thomas Foster for £51.00.00. 

Ibid, . 1682, 7 Nov., John Curtis of Roxbury and wife Dorcas convey 

2 acres of land in Roxbury to Samuel Dunkin, Jr. 

Ibid, xiii., 417. 1684, 25 Feb., John Curtis of Roxbury for £20.00.00 conveys 
land to Simon Stoddard. 

Ibid, xvi., 146. 1693, 4 July, John Curtis of Roxbury, tailor, and 'wife Dor- 
cas, convey 2 acres of Curtis home lot at Roxbury for £30.00.00. Sarah Lion 
was one of the witnesses. 

Ibid, xvi., 340. 1689-90, 24 March, John Curtis of Roxbury, tailor, and Dor- 
cas his wife, Thomas Curtis and Jonathan Curtis of Roxbury, yeomen, sons of 
said John and Dorcas, and John Hayward of Roxbury, shopkeeper, on the other 
part, for £80 mortgage 2-5 of tract of land purchased by said John Curtis of Uncas 
and other Indian sachems, lying near Quinebaug River. " Whereas Christopher 
Peake, late of Roxbury, yeoman, dec, father of Dorcas,, wife of said John 
Curtis, died seized of certain property, and after the death of his widow, Dorcas 
Crafts, formerly wife of Peake, now wife of Griffith Crafts, late of Roxbury, 
deceased, and mother to said Dorcas Curtis, by last will of said Christopher 
Peake," &c. 

Ibid, xxxii., 110. 1707, 21 May, John Curtis, tailor, of Roxbury, and wife 
Dorcas, to Jonathan Curtis of Roxbury, husbandman, son of said John Curtis, 
certain land and buildings in consideration of agreement by said Jonathan to 
take care of John Curtis and wife, Dorcas, the rest of their lives. Also to pay 
her sister, Rebecca Perry, wife of John Perry, a small legacy or gift. 

Ibid, xlv., 194. 1730, 12 Oct., Benj. Smith of Roxbury, yeoman, Rebecca 
Curtis of Dedham, single woman, John Williams of Dedham, weaver, and Dor- 
cas his wife, Jacob Stoddard of Stoughton, and Rachel his wife, convey for 
£120.00.00 to our brothers John Curtis and Jonathan Curtis, all interest in the 
estate of our father, Jonathan Curtis, late deceased of Roxbury. 

Suffolk Probate. 1730. James Draper of Stoughton appointed guardian to 
Hannah Curtis, daughter of Jonathan deceased. She was aged 19 years. 
Sureties : her brothers John and Jonathan Curtis. (Original document No. 

* Christopher Peake married, 1636, 3 Jan., at Roxbury, Dorcas French. He died in 1666, 
at which time his will was proved in Suffolk Probate Registry, — mentioning children: 
Jonathan (b. 1637); Joseph (b. 1654); Ephraim, Dorcas (b. 1639); Sarah, Hannah (b. 
1642). Dorcas (French) Peake married for her second husband, Griffith Crafts, Sen., of 

1897.] John Curtis of Roxbury, Mass. 167 

Ibid. 1725. Ebenezer Lyon, mason, of Roxbury, appointed guardian of John 
Curtis, aged 16 years, son of Jonathan, deceased. Sureties: John Weld and 
Ebenezer Draper. (Original document No. 5075.) 

Ibid. 1725. Benjamin Smith of Roxbury appointed guardian to Jonathan 
Curtis, aged 16 years, son of Jonathan deceased. Same sureties as preceding. 
(Original document No. 5076.) 

' See also Suffolk Deeds,— xiii., 416, 1667, 29 May; lvii., 2, 1730, 24 April; 
xxi., 137, 1702, 23 Nov. ; xiv., 122, 1686, 17 Dec. 

Will of Thomas Wheeler, Suffolk Probate, i., 101. 1654, 25 July. 

Issue : 

i. Thomas, 3 bapt. 1672 in Roxbury. 

ii. Rebecca, bapt. 1674 in Roxbury; m. John Perry of Roxbury. 

iii. Sarah, bapt. 1673 in Roxbury. 

iv. John, bapt. 1672 in Roxbury. 

v. Jonathan, bapt. 1672, 14 Dec, in Roxbury; d. 1717 in Roxbury; 

m. Sarah Lyon, b. , d. 1724, dau. of Samuel and Deliverance 

( ) Lyon of Roxbury. 

2. Jonathan 2 Curtis (John, 2 William 1 ), baptized 1672, 14 Dec., in 

Roxbury ; died 1717 ; married 1700, Sarah Lyon, born , died 

1724, daughter of Samuel 2 and Deliverance ( ) Lyon of Rox- 
bury. Admitted to communion to church in Roxbury in 1690. 

1712. He was one of the incorporators of the First Church, 
West Parish, Roxbury. His estate was administered upon in 1717. 
1717, 23 Dec, Sarah Curtis, widow of Jonathan Curtis, deceased, 
husbandman, appointed administratrix, with her brothers Samuel 
and Ebenezer Lyon as sureties. Inventory £495 4. 0. 1724, 29 
Nov., Benjamin Smith, son-in-law, as appointed administrator de b. n. 
1729. — The estate of Jonathan Curtis, deceased, being incapable of 
division, was taken by eldest son, John Curtis, he agreeing to pay 
his brothers and sisters, to wit, Jonathan, Experience, Rebecca, 
Sarah, Dorcas, Rachel, Hannah and Abigail, each £49 10. 4J. 
(No. 3913 original Suffolk.) Issue: 

i. John, 4 b. 1708, 13 Aug., in Roxbury. 
ii. Jonathan, b. 1708, 13 Aug., in Roxbury. 

iii. Experience, m. 1716-7, 21 March, Benjamin Smith of Roxbury; 
d. 1775, aged 82, in West Roxbury. Issue: Benjamin, bapt. 
1719, 6 Dec, in Roxbury; Sarah, bapt. 1721, in Roxbury. 
iv. Rebecca, m. 1732, 6 Dec, in Dedham, to Benjamin Archer of 

v. Sarah, b. 1717, 14 May, in Roxbury. 

vi. Dorcas, b. 1703, 16 April, in Roxbury; m. 1730, 13 Nov., in Ded- 
ham, John Williams of Dedham. Issue: Experience, b. 1729; 
Sarah, b. 1732; John, b. 1734; Stephen, b. 1736-7. All b. in 
vii. Rachel, b. 1705, 17 June, in Roxbury; admitted to church at Ded- 
ham 1727-8, 14 Jan. ; m. 1730, 30 April, at Dedham, Jacob Stod- 
dard of Stoughton. Issue: Eleanor, b. 1725; Jacob, b. 1731; 
Rachel, b. 1731; Jonathan, b. 1733; Elijah, b. 1737. 
viii. Hannah, b. 1711, July; m. 1732, 4 Dec, Joseph Guild of Ded- 
ham; d. 1745, at Dedham. Issue: Abigail, b. 1734; Joseph, b. 
1735; Hannah, b. 1736; Samuel, b. 1739. See p. 14, Guild 
family, by Calvin Guild. 
ix. Abigail, b. 1716, November, in Roxbury: bapt. 1716, 2 Dec. (First 
Church, West Parish, Roxbury) ; m. 1734-5, 14 Jan., at Dedham, 
Ephraim Cleaveland of Dedham. She d. 1738, 30 Aug., in Ded- 
ham, and he m. 2d, Ruth Nichols. By Abigail Curtis, Ephraim 
Cleaveland had one child, Ephraim, b. 1737, in Dedham. Other 
issue by 2d wife. 

1G8 Langley of Newport, R. I. [April, 


By Isaac J. Grkenwood, A.M., of New York City. 

I enclose some rough notes as to the Newport ' Eangleys," 
based on an obituary notice which appeared in the Register, 1857, 
It lacks completeness, and I am in hopes, if you print it, that some- 
thing more may be elicited from your numerous readers. 

Peter King, of Boston, by wife Mary , b. May 9, 1658, had sev- 
eral children, of whom were: 

i. Mary, b. Feb. 4, 1676. 

ii. Jane, b, Feb. 9, 1679 ; m. Forbes, and had son James. 

iii. Peter, b. Jan. 8, 1684; captain of a vessel between Barbadoes and 

iv. John, b. July 26, 1687. 

Mary King, daughter of Peter and Mary King, b. Feb. 4, 1676, was 

thrice married ; first to Wing (probably a sou of John and Josha- 

beth (Davis) Wing, and grandson of Robert); her eldest son, Robert 
Wing, b. Dec. 20, 1699, said to have left descendants in the vicinity of 
Little Choptauk, Md. Her second husband was John Langley, from Tops- 
ham or Teignmouth, near Exeter, county Devon ; he was lost at sea, with 
his brother, about 1712, in a paasage from Virginia to Boston; their chil- 
dren were John, b. Oct. 12, 1710, and Nathaniel, b. May 25, 1712. Her 
third husband, whom she m. March 18, 1715, was William Lea (or Lee), 
b. in England, Jan. 27, 1677, and owned the covenant in the New North 
Church, Boston, July 12, 1717; he probably hired from the town the wharf 
and flats at foot of Cross street, laid down on Bonner's map of 1722 as 
"Lee's Ship Yard"; he had been in the navy, but subsequently was a 
ship-master running to Port Royal and Jamaica, W. I. ; he died, in his 
own house in Boston, about 1728. Mrs. Lea then removed to Newport, 
R. I., and died Feb. 6, 1757, aged 81. 

Nathaniel 2 Langley (only surviving son of John), born in Boston, May 
25, 1712; baptized Jan. 12, 1717, in the New North Church, as "an or- 
phan on account of William Lea"; removed to Newport, R. L, and be- 
came a freeman of the colony, May 3, 1743; was running the sloop " Suc- 
cess," in 1768, between Rhode Island and Boston; died Nov. 16, 1771, 
ae. 60, * leaving seven sons and four daughters. Of the sons there were 
living in Newport in 1774, according to the census, John, William, Lee,f 
Peter and Bethiah, all married with families, except the last two. 

i. John 3 Langley, b. in Boston, Oct. 6, 1735, was living in 1810, when 
he wrote some family memoranda from which this account has 
been arranged and extended. His son Joshua II., b. May 10, 1772 ; 
d. at Providence, April 5, 1857, ae. 85 (Register, xi., 285) ; another 
son, John S., died at Newport, Sept. 15, 1860, aged 90. 

ii. William 3 Langley, b. about 1737 ; was in partnership with his 
brother John at Newport, aud on night of Juno 17. 1778, while the 
British were in possession, their store was broken open and robbed ; 
two days later the goods were found on the Pigot Galley and some 
of the sailors were committed to the Provost. On application to 

*No probate records preserved earlier than 1784. 

t Lee L.mgley, Ensign, in 1776, of Capt. Wing Spooncr's 3d Co. of Newport Militia. 

1897.] Nathaniel Woodward of Boston. 169 

the Assembly, in 1781, he bought in the land, house, wharf, &c, of 

John Bell, lately confiscated to the State. He d. ; will proved 

July 9, 1817; he left a widow Sarah (living in 1821), one son and 
four daughters, all married, though by the census of 1774 he then 
had three sons (two over 16 years), and two daughters (under 16 
years) . 

1. George*, was dead in 1821, and his two daughters, Royal 

(b. about 1801) and Elizabeth, were under the care 
of their grandmother. 

2. Deborah*, b. June 9, 1768 ; m. at Newport in May, 1788, 

Isaac Greenwood of Providence, who removed to 
New York in 1810, where he d. Oct. 21, 1829, aged 
71; she d. Feb. 16, 1828, leaving several children. 

3. Margaret*, m. Samuel Almy, and was living in 1821 with 

one daughter. 

4. Mary*, m. Stephen T. Northam ; were living in 1821 at 


1. Mary 5 , b. about 1796; m. Dr. Charles Cotton*; 

Harv. Coll., 1808; M.D. 1831, who d. March, 
1870, at Newport. 

2. Joseph 6 , lived unm. with his brother William. 

3. Ferdinand 5 , lived in California. 

4. Caroline 5 , lived unm. in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

5. 5 , m. Rev. Dr. Pratt of Chicago, 

called 1863 to Anthon Memorial Church in 
New York. 

6. William Langley 5 , b. at Newport, Feb. 18, 1806 ; 

a founder of Sacramento City, CaL, 1849; 
after of Brooklyn, N. Y., and d. Dec. 2, 1888, 
se. 83, in New York. 

5. Sarah B.*, m. Robert M. Ambrose. 



By Theron Royal Woodward, Esq., of Chicago, 111., Member of the New-England His 

torie Genealogical Society. 

No effort has been made by the writer to ascertain from what 
part of England came Nathaniel Woodward, senior, and his sons 
John, Robert and Nathaniel. It is hoped that the publication of 
the following may bring to the surface intelligence throwing some 
light on this point. If seems probable that they were all of age 
before leaving England, and that they were among the first settlers 
in Boston. Nathaniel Woodward, jr., had wife Mary in Boston 
before 1644. The New-England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, Vol. xlix., page 263, gives the will of Samuel Jackson 
of Boston, England, dated 7 August, 1642. He gives to his sis- 
ter Mary f now Mary Woodward, living in Boston, New Eng- 
land," or to her child or to his brother Elisha, etc. If this be the 
Mary wife of Nathaniel Woodward, jr., it might be an indication 

* Son of Dr. Rossiter Cotton, the grandson of Rev. John and Joanna (Rossiter) Cotton, 
of Boston. 

VOL. LI. 15* 

170 Nathaniel Woodward of Boston. [April, 

that these "Woodwards came from Boston, England. As the writer 
is engaged on a Woodward Genealogy, any corrections or additions 
to this article will be gratefully appreciated. 

1. Nathaniel Woodward, of Boston. Had lot assigned him 30 
Nov. 1635, in Boston. 21 March, 1G36, said lot and others not heing 
built upon, the lots are free to be otherwise disposed of. 

lie was admitted a Freeman April 17, 1G37. 

He was a mathematician and surveyor employed, as Col. Rec. i. 237 
shows, to run the line, 1638, between Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay 
Colonies; also between Massachusetts and Connecticut. Afterwards was 
sent to the Merrimac survey. (Savage's Genealogical Dictionary.) 

Court, Boston 6 Sept. 1638. Goodman Woodward and others ordered 
to lay out southermost part of Charles River and also to lay out line north 
of Merrimack. 

Oct. 10. 1638 Nathaniel Woodward mathematician and others reported 
to the court at Boston on the southerly survey. 

May 18, 1639 he was on jury in Boston. 

6. June 1639 the court at Boston ordered paid to Goodman Nathaniel 
Woodward 3 pounds for the Merrimac survey and 10 s. was added by 
order of the Gov. and Deputie. 

5 Nov. 1639 court at Boston ordered 20 s. paid John Gardner for carrying 
Goodman Woodward's instrument to Ipswich and other services. 

2 June 1641 court at Boston ordered that Lieft Willard, Sergt Collerst 
and Mr. Holman with Goodman Nathaniel Woodward lay out the south 
line, or any three of them, so as Goodman Woodward bee one. Also em- 
powered them to treat with Indians, etc. 

14 June 1642 court ordered that Goodman Nathani Woodward and 
others set down the bounds between Charlestowne and Linn as may be 
most convenient for them both, etc. 

Note. In the Boundary line dispute between Massachusetts and Con- 
necticut in the following century it was stated that Woodward and Saffery 
the surveyors " were obscure sailors." With what authority I know not. 

Sep. 1. 1657 he took inventory of Estate of Nicholas Barby. 

It would seem from the following records taken from " Suffolk County 
Deeds" and "Records of Brookline" that Nathaniel was both surveyor 
and carpenter. 

8th of the 11 th month called Jan. 1637 occurred the great allotments at 
Muddy River (a hamlet of Boston. Name changed to Brookline Nov. 13, 
1705), and Nathaniel Woodward the elder was allotted 28 acres bounded 
S. E. with widow Anne Ormesby, N. E. with Cedar Swamp, etc. 

18 th day of the 10 th month called Dec. 1637, voted to grant John and 
Robert Woodward sons of Nathaniel Woodward Houseplots in Boston 
allotted them. 

Nathaniel Woodward, senior, to be paid a water chanel of timber in one 
of the causeways toward Roxbury. 

28 th Oct. 1639 granted a great lot to our Brother Nathaniel Woodward 
at Muddy River for 3 heads. 

1646. Book of Possessions, page 82. Nathaniel Woodward the elder 
had house and garden with the mill lane south, the High street west, J. 
Marshall north, J. Palmer Jr. East. (This was the now N. E. corner of 
Summer and Washington streets, Boston.) 

1897.] Nathaniel Woodward of Boston. 171 

1647. Richard Carter had lot at Muddy River bounded by Nathaniel 
Woodward Senior. 

1647. W m Salter his possession bounded at Muddy River by Nathaniel 
Woodward senior. 

Feb. 18. 1648 John Marshall of Boston sold house and lot joining Good- 
man Woodward, Senior. 

14:9: 1650 Henry Stevens sold land bounded by Nathaniel Woodward's 
land at Muddy River. 

1651. W m Aspinwall had land bounded by Nathaniel Woodward the 
elder at Muddy River. 

24:5:1653 Widow Audrey Palmer sold land in Boston bounded by 
Nathaniel Woodward Senior's ground on the North West. 

13 Oct. 1654. Geo. Allen sold dwelling and lot in Boston bounded with 
the lot of Nathaniel Woodward. 

3. Aug. 1657. Nathaniel Woodward senior granted a plot of land. 

Jan. 4, 1659. Nathaniel Woodward of Boston, Carpenter: and wife 
Margaret sold to Jas. Penniman 30X60 feet bounded by said Nathaniel 
Woodward's land on the North. 

Ack d May 9. 1660. Witness Jonathan Negus. 

Feb. 14. 1659. Thos. Boyden and wife sold land at Muddy River which 
was a few years before granted by Boston to Nathaniel Woodward senior, 
carpenter. Witness Nathaniel Woodward, senior. 

26. May 1659. Nathaniel Woodward carpenter of Boston sold Richard 
Richardson 30X23 feet in Boston near Fort Hill. 

No wife signs. Ack d 2 : 4 : 1 663. 

July 18. 1661. Nathaniel Woodward carpenter, and wife Margaret sold 
to John Marion their dwelling and lot in Boston 12 J Rods by 5 Rods, 
fronting westward on the street to Roxbury bounded by Jas. Penniman's 
lot etc. Jonathan Negus witness. 

Nov. 18. 1661. W m Nickerson sold land in Boston bounded by Nathan- 
iel Woodward's land. 

9 Sept. 1662. Robt Gibbs sold dwelling house bounded by land of Na- 
thaniel Woodward on south and street leading to Roxbury on the west. 

28 March 1667. Jas. Penniman, of Boston, sold dwelling, workhouse 
and land in Boston, bounded by land of Nathaniel Woodward, carpenter. 

6:4: 1671. Jas. Penniman of Boston sold dwelling and land in Boston, 
built on the late land of Nathaniel Woodward, purchased from him Jan. 4, 
1669, situated on the highway leading to Roxbury fronting eastward upon 
the land that is or formerly was, the said Woodward's. 

The family traced herein removed to Taunton, Mass., at an early 
date, and as the town records of Taunton, previous to 1838, were 
destroyed by fire, it is difficult to arrive at satisfactory conclusions 
in all instances. 

Children of Nathaniel 1 Woodward: 

2. i. Nathaniel. 2 

3. ii. John. 

4. iii. Robert, d. Nov. 21, 1653. 

5. iv. Prudence. 

2. Nathaniel 2 Woodward {Nathaniel}) of Boston and Taunton. 
Perhaps the Nathaniel Woodward who joined church in Boston 

172 Nathaniel Woodward of Boston. [April, 

1633. Nathaniel Woodward and John shall have House plots as- 
signed them the 18 Dec. 1637. 

5:1: 1644-5. Nathaniel Woodward of Boston, Junior , granted 
unto Henry Stevens, 20 acres at Muddy River. 

1643. In a census of the males in Taunton, between ages of 16 
and 60 subject to military duty, the name of Woodward does not 

16:8:1648. Nathaniel Woodward Junior, sold his dwelling 
house and garden in Boston to John Langdon, bounded S. by Rich- 
ard Waite, N. by Edward Fletcher's land, Nath'l Bishop on the E. 
and High St. on the West (p. 47, Book of Possessions). He then 
probably left Boston and went to Taunton and returned again; as, 
25 Feb. 1655, Nathaniel Woodward Junior and family were admit- 
ted as inhabitants of Boston and gave bonds for his family £20, 
with Thomas Harwood as bondsman. He had land granted in 
Boston 1648, and nine acres at Muddy River, 1651. 

He had letters to church in Taunton 8:8: 1648. 

Dismissed to church in Taunton 14: 6: 1653. 

6: 12: 1650, W m Hollaway late of Taunton sold land in Taunton 
bounded by Nathaniel Woodward's land. 

On jury of inquest over Thos. Cooke in Taunton, 11 May, 1650. 
" "' " " " John Slocum " 10 June, 1651. 

" " « " " Thos. Bradley " 2 Aug.. 1 653. 

One of proprietors of Ancient Iron Works in Taunton, established 
1653-4. In the division of land at Taunton Dec. 28, 1659, Na- 
thaniel Woodward had six acres given with no heads. Rate two 

21 March, 1664, Nathaniel Woodward of Taunton, carpenter, 
and Katherine his wife, sold to William White, of Boston, their 
dwelling in Boston, standing on the town land, paying 8 shillings 
yearly rent to town of Boston for the two lots. Jonathan Negus, 
witness. Consideration 22 pounds. 

Deed acknowledged by Nathaniel Woodward 21 : 1 : 1664-5. 
" " "Katherine " 24:4:1664. 

" recorded 10:1:1670-1. 

Above bounded as follows — John Rosse, E. "Town land held by 

Phebe Blanton, W. Town highway, N. Sea, S. Nathaniel 

Woodward styles himself senior, 14 Sept. 1686, when he and 

wife Kathrine gave in Taunton, to son James, 20 acres housing 

and orchards and meadow. He probably died before Feb. 6, 

1694. By wife Mary his first two children were born in Boston: 

i. Elisha, 3 bapt. in Boston, April 21, 1644, at 6 days old. 

6. ii. Nathaniel, bapt. in Boston, April 12, 1646, at 7 days old. 

7. iii. Israel (perhaps), d. in Taunton, June 15, 1674. 

8. iv. John, cl. in Taunton, May 10, 1688. 

9. v. James, d. in Taunton before Oct. 3, 1732. 

3. John 2 Woodward {Nathaniel 1 ), born in England. Granted house 

plot in Boston, Dec. 18, 1637, and called son of Nathaniel then. 
Allowed to have lot in Boston, April 29, 1640, if he built in five 
mouths. Nothing known of his descendants. 

4. Robert 2 Woodward (Nathaniel}), born in England. Carpenter. 

Called son of Nathaniel when allowed house plot in Boston, Dec. 

1897.] Nathaniel Woodward of Boston. 173 

18, 1637. Had house lot and garden in Boston 1644. Was ar- 
raigned for not building March 30, 1646. 

1651. His house and garden bounded on Jacob Leger, south; 
Thomas Butolph, east; the High street, west; the lane, north. He 
had house lot and garden granted, in 1637, on what is now Bed- 
ford Street. He died Nov. 21, 1653. His wife was Rachel, 
daughter of John Smith of Boston, tailor. Inventory of his estate 
£119 09. 06. His widow married, July 7, 1654, Thomas Harwood 
of Boston. She joined the church Nov. 6, 1646. Her father, John 
Smith, in his will, dated Sept. 23, 1673, proved June 13 following, 
gave to Robert and Nathaniel Woodward, his grandchildren, land 
on which they had already built new houses to be enjoyed in fee. 

The following dates are taken from the records of the First 
Church and Savage's Genealogical Dictionary : 

i. Joseph, 3 b. Oct. 24, 1641 ; bapt. Nov. 7, 1641 ; probably cl. soon. 

ii. Nathaniel, bapt. Oct. 30, 1642, at 4 days old. Had wife Mary, and 
dan. Mercy, b. Jan. 17, 1667; m. March 4, 1683, Jeremiah Tay. 
Jeremiah Tay was b. July 19, 1657, son of William Taye of Bos- 
ton, who was one of the first purchasers of Taunton, but left 
there in 1643 and went to Boston. He was a Scotchman, and a 
distiller of strong water. About 1660 he lived a few years at 
Billerica and was town clerk one year. He afterwards removed 
to Boston where he died. He m. Grace, dau. of Abraham Newell, 
Sept. 14, 1644. His will in 1680 calls him 72 years old. Will 
proved April 12, 1683. His widow Grace d. at Roxbury, April 
11, 1712, aged 91. His son Isaiah was several years selectman of 
Boston, and was many times elected member of General Court 
between 1695-1720. 

iii. Smith, bapt. Aug. 4, 1644, at 5 days old, by ye teacher. 
10. iv. Robert, b. Nov. 14, 1646. 

v. Mercy, bapt. Nov. 5, 1648, at 6 days old; m. East. 

vi. Thomas, bapt. April 2, 1650. 

vii. John, bapt. Dec. 14, 1651; d. Aug. 23, 1652. 

viii. Jeremiah, bapt. Aug. 28, 1653; d. Nov. 26, 1653. 

5. Prudence 2 Woodward [Nathaniel 1 ), married, July, 1661, Christo- 

pher Mosse (Morse), mariner, of Boston. Children: 

i. Sarah, 3 b. March 28, 1662. 
ii. Margaret, b. May 23, 1663. 
iii. Prudence, b. Feb. 6, 1665. 
iv. Margaret, b. May 19, 1668. 

6. Nathaniel 3 Woodward {Nathaniel, 2 Nathaniel}) was sentenced by 

the court June, 1671, for speaking abusive words against Mr. Shove, 
pastor of the church (Taunton), to sit in the stocks during the 
pleasure of the court, which was accordingly performed. He was 
dead, March 5, 1722. Children: 

i. Elizabeth, 4 living 1722; dead 1733; wife of Samuel Lincoln, 
ii. James, living 1722. 
iii. Ezekiel, dead 1722. 

* See page 263, Vol. xlix., N.-E. Hist. & Gen. Register. Will of Samuel Jackson, son 
to Edmund Jackson late of Boston, Aug. 7, 1642, proved Nov. 21, 1646, gives to brother 
Nathaniel Jackson, to brother Elisha Jackson, to sister Mary, now Mary Woodward, 
living in Boston in New England, to be paid to her or her child, etc. etc. Above Samuel 
Jackson, in the Prolate Act Book for 1646, is called "late of Boston in the Co. of Lin- 
coln." Perhaps the Mary Woodward mentioned in the will was the wife of Nathaniel, and 
if so this may be some evidence that the first two Nathaniels came from Boston, England. 

174 Nathaniel Woodward of Boston. [April, 

7. Israel 3 Woodward (Nathaniel, 2 Nathaniel 1 ), married Aug. 4, 1670, 

Jane Godfrey. He died June 15, 1674 (see Plymouth Records). 
N.-E. Hist. & Gen. Register says, in error, Israel the father died 
June 15, 1679, and Israel, son, born Sept. 18, 1674. His widow 
married, June 13, 1676, John Cobb, who mentions, in his will, Eliza- 
beth and Israel Woodward, children of his wife. John Cobb, born 
June 7, 1632. Removed to Plymouth from Taunton 1678. He 
married 1st, Aug. 28, 1658, Martha Nelson of Plymouth. He had 
by wife Jane: John, born in Taunton, March 31, 1678; Elisha, 
born in Plymouth, April 3, 16 — . Children: 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. June 15, 1671. 

ii. Israel, b. Oct. 4, 1674; m. in Taunton, Dec. 28, 1698, Bennet Edy 
(Eddy) . 

8. John 3 Woodward (Nathaniel, 2 Nathaniel?) of Taunton, carpenter, 

married in Rehoboth, November 11, 1675, Sarah Crossman, born 
1652, daughter of Robert Crossman, "The Drum Maker of New 
England,"* died 1692, and Sarah Kingsbury, who were married 
May 25, 1652. John Woodward was propounded for freeman June 
1, 1680. He appears on the original roster of the First Military 
Company, First Squadron, of Taunton, April 8, 1682. This company 
was divided into four squadrons, each squadron alternating in 
" Bringing their Armes to meeting on every Sabbath day." The 
court order was " That every Souldier bring his armes fixed to meet- 
ing when it is his turn with six charges of powder and shot." The 
original roster is still preserved, and bears upon its corners the 
marks of the nails by which it was fastened to the meeting-house 
door in Taunton. 

John Woodward and wife Sarah sold laud Oct. 30, 1684, to 
Shadrach Wilbore. John Woodward, senior, d. May 10, 1688. 
Children : 

11. i. John, 4 b. June 3, 1676; d. July, 1765. 

12. ii. Robert, b. March 2, 1678; d. July 13, 1767. 
iii. Nathaniel, b. July 31, 1679; d. 1751. May be the Capt. Nathaniel 

Woodward who m. Elizabeth Willis in Bridgewater, April 16, 
1708, and had b. there Susanna, b. May 30, 1709, and Sarah, b. 
Feb. 27, 1711-12. 

13. iv. Israel, b. July 30, 1681 ; d. Dec. 19, 1766. 

14. v. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 13, 1683; d. May 8, 1745. 

15. vi. Joseph, b. Feb. 22, 1685; d. before 1750. 

16. vii. Ezekiel, b. Feb. 26, 1687. 
viii. Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1687. 

9. James 3 Woodward (Nathaniel, 2 Nathaniel 1 ) of Taunton, member of 

the First Military Company, May 30, 1700. Sold land to John 
Reed in South Purchase, April 12, 1694. Acknowledged Feb. 8, 
1696-7. Sold to Samuel Dean, Sept. 6, 1699. Wife's name, 
Hannah Stacy. He was a member of the First Squadron of the 
First Military Co. of Taunton, April 8, 1682. He had children 
living at his death, Oct. 3, 1732. Children : 

17. i. Ikkael. 4 of Norton, b. 1698; d. May 6, 1782. 
ii. Hannah, of Bridgwater, in. 1734, Joshua Willis, son of John and 

Kxperience (Barbour) Willis. Had James, and perhaps others. 

* Sec notes concerning Robert Crossman at the end of this article. 

1897.] Nathaniel Woodward of Boston, 175 

iii. James, perhaps the James who m. Silence Harvey, June 19, 1741. 
iv. Abigail, wife of George Read of Rehoboth. 

10. Robert 3 Woodward (Robert, 2 Natha?iiel l ), killed in King Philip's 
war at Pocasset, 1675. Nothing is known of his family, except that 
he had son Smith of Dorchester. Child : 

i. Smith, 4 m. July 29, 1691, Thankful, dau. of John and Margaret 
Pope of Dorchester. She d. June 15, 1738, aged 66, g. s. He d. 
one year earlier. Her will was dated May 24, 1738. His first six 
children were bapt. in right of their mother, as he was not ad- 
mitted to the church before 1701. Children of Smith and Thank- 
ful Woodward : 

1. Sarah,* b. Sept. 20, 1691; bapt. Sept. 11, 1692. 

2. Thankful, b. Nov. 1, 1693 ; bapt. Dec. 24, 1693; m. Nathan Spear, 

July 1, 1714. 

3. Mary, b. Nov. 9, 1695; bapt. Dec. 15, 1695; m. Thomas Daven- 

port, Sept. 6, 1715. 

4. Deliverance, b. Dec. 11, 1697; bapt. Jan. 16, 1698. 

6 E 4biqaii r *\ UYinS] h ' 0ct * 10 ' 1699 ' bapt * Nov * 19, 1699 * 

7. Hannah, b. Sept. 5, 1700; d. May 26, 1701. 

8. John, b. March 26, 1702; probably bapt. March 29, 1702. 

9. Silence, bapt. June 20, 1703. 

10. Submit, b. Dec. 7, 1704 ; bapt. Dec. 10, 1704. 

11. Samuel, b. Jan. 17, 1706; bapt. Jan. 12, 1707; d. June 10, 1709. 

12. Joseph, b. Oct. 27, 1709. 

13. Abigail, bapt. June 1, 1712. 

11. John 4 Woodward (John, 3 Nathaniel 2 Nathaniel 1 ) of Taunton. 
Sold land near Spring Brook, Sept. 12, 1722. He and wife Deborah 
(Thayer) sold to Robert Woodward, Jan. 18, 1731. They joined Bap- 
tist church in Norton, Mass., 1748. He sold, April 5, 1740, to John 
Crossman of Taunton, all right he had by his grandfather Robert 
Crossman. Witnessed by Jonathan and Isaac Woodward. He 
made deposition 1759, about 83 years old (Reg. deeds). He was 
member of First Foot Military Co. of Taunton, Jan, 16, 1710. 
Member of First Military Co., May 30, 1700. He entered ser- 
vice in King William's war, July 25, 1697, from Taunton, for ser- 
vice at his Majesty's castle upon Castle Island, near Boston, under 
Major John Walley, commissioner for the war. Children : 

i. John, 5 with wife Hannah sold land Dec. 21, 1742, and Nov. 10, 
1747. John Woodward of Scituate sold land in Norton, Mass., 
to Isaac Woodward. John Woodward was a Quaker in Taunton 
1759. Roster of Second Foot Co. of Taunton, April 6, 1757, says 
John Woodward " now in service." 
ii. Thomas. 

iii. Caleb, was a Quaker. With wife Rachel went to church with 
others at Somerset, 12 miles s.w. of Taunton. Rachel d. Oct. 
19, 1810, or 1818. April 6, 1757, was member of Second Foot 
Co. of Taunton, " allowed by the meeting." In 1735, Caleb was 
arrested for travelling on Sunday, but plead he was a Quaker, 
and indictment was quashed, 
iv. Peter, m. Iluldah Woodward, June 1, 1739. He d. about 1763. 

* Perhaps the Ebenezer, 5 b. Oct. 10, 1699, was the Ebenezer Woodward who had by wife 
Elizabeth the following children : 

i. Smith, b. Sept. 10, 1725. ii. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 22, 1728. iii. Daniel, b. Dec. 13, 1730. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1732. v. John, b. Oct. 27, 1734. vi. Ibrook, b. Oct. 14, 1736. 
vii. Joseph, b. Aug. 5, 1738. 

176 Nathaniel Woodward of Boston. [April, 

v. Jonathan, and wife Katherine, sold land in Taunton to Smith, 
April 2, 1757. Witnessed by Abraham Woodward. Jonathan 
Woodward of Scituate bought back land of Smith, Oct. 24, 1757. 
Berkeley Church records say, " J'n Woodward of Taunton dec 
Oct 31 171)1 aged 92 years," and adds, " he was born April 1700." 
He was, April 6, 1757, member Second Foot Co. of Taunton. - 

vi. Isaac, and wife Sarah, were Quakers. 

vii. Hannah. 

viii. Abigail. 

ix. Mary, m. Robison; d. without issue before Oct. 31, 1765. 

x. Lydia. 

xi. Joanna, m. Kelley. Sold her right in her father's property 

to her brother Isaac, March 27, 1766. 

xii. Ann, had two children, and d. before the settling of her father's 
estate, April 11, 1767. 

12. Robert 4 Woodward (John? Nathaniel? Nathaniel 1 ) of Taunton, 

where he married, April 2, 1705, Hannah Briggs, who died Jan. 11, 
1766. Bought of John Cook of Connecticut, land in Norton, Mass., 
on both sides of Rumford river, September, 1744. Was in partner- 
ship with Israel Woodward 1763. Member of First Military Com- 
pany of Taunton, May 30, 1700. Children: 

i. Samuel, 6 yeoman, of Taunton, d. December, 1770, with a fever that 
also carried off his three oldest sons. Tradition says he m. 
Kebecca Clap of Dorchester. Perhaps the Samuel Woodward 

who m. Rebecca , May 10, 1739. 

ii. Josiah, yeoman, of Norton, b. 1711 ; d. Jan. 5, 1771 ; m. Hannah 

iii. Sarah, d. Feb. 22, 1795; m. March 21, 1733, William Brittain of 

iv. Mercy, m. Benjamin Lincoln 2d, of Taunton. 

13. Israel 4 Woodward (John? Nathaniel? Nathaniel 1 ) of Taunton. 

His wife Elizabeth died March, 1765. He sold land to son Benajah, 
April 26, 1755. He sold March 12, 1749-50, to Jonathan Wood- 
ward, all his rights in his grandfather Robert Crossman's estate, land 
in Taunton near Prospect Hill pond, on east side of pond. Mem- 
ber of First Military Company of Taunton> May 30, 1700. De- 
tached from the military company of Taunton, July 2, 1705, for 
service in Queen Anne's war. Was ordered into Her Majesty's ser- 
vice May 21, 1706, for service in Queen Anne's war. Children: 

i. Abigail, 5 b. April 1, 1710; d. Aug. 4, 1793; ra. July 3, 1733, David 

Harvey, who was dead 1735. She was a Quakeress, 
ii. Dorcas, wife of Josiah Harvey ; Quakers. 

iii. Israel, b. April 29, 1711, o.s. ; d. March 14, 1792; m. May 17, 
1742, Hannah Keizer of Easton. He was a Quaker of Easton, 
Mass. His wife d. Jan. 26, 1804. In 1734, while living in 
Taunton, he was fined £5 and costs for not qualifying as con- 
stable, which his Quaker principles w r ould not allow him to do. 
He appealed. His children were : George, b. Sept. 22, 1744, 
bapt. April 2, 1745; Elizabeth, b. June 9, 1747; Hannah, b. Feb. 
24, 1850; Seth, b. Jan. 31, 1756. 
18. iv. Bknajah. 

v. Samuel. Of this child I have no record, but he has been placed by 
Deacon Edgar H. Reed, with what authority I know not. lie is 
not mentioned in his father's division of property, Nov. 9, 1769. 

14. Ebenezer 4 Woodward (John? Nathaniel? Nathaniel 1 ), lived in 

Taunton, where he was a weaver, and married Elizabeth Clark, 

1897.] Nathaniel Woodward of Boston. 177 

daughter of Aaron and Sarah Clark, who died October, 1768. His 
will, May 3, 1745, proved July 9, 1745, gives the services of his 
apprentice man, Job Clark, to his wife, and names the following 
children. He entered service in Queen Anne's war, May 21, 1706. 
Order of children not known : 

i. Ebenezer, Jr. 5 

ii. Ephraim, was a member Second Foot Co. of Taunton, April 6, 

1757, " allowed by the meeting" ; m. Abigail Burt, dau. of James 

Burt. She d. May 14, 1815, aged 87. 
iii. William, b. Jan. 1, 1736; d. in Petersham, Mass., July 1, 1807. 

He m. 1st, in Easton, Mass., April 10, 1766, Rachel Randall, b. 

July 26, 1743, d. April 17, 1777, dau. of Deacon Robert and Ann 

(Pratt) Randall. He m. 2d, July, 1779, Hannah Newell, b. Nov. 

11, 1759, d. Dec. 20, 1835. He was a Quaker, and a member of 

the Second Foot Co. of Taunton, April 6, 1757, " allowed by the 

iv. Martha. 

v. Elizabeth, m. Edward Thayer of Taunton. 
vi. Sarah, m. Feb. 19, 1746, Nathaniel Stone of Norton, and had: 

Sarah, b. Nov. 21, 1747; Hannah, b. Feb. 1, 1750; Nathaniel, b. 

Sept. 8, 1753. 
vii. Eleazer, perhaps, but not named in will. 

15. Joseph 4 Woodward (John? Nathaniel? Nathaniel 1 ) of Norton, Mass., 
where he married, Jan. 20, 1731, Hannah Fisher of Norton. He 
was in Capt. David White's Co. in the Crown Point Expedition of 
1756. Children: 

i. Dinah,* b. Aug. 11, 1732; m. April 20, 1758, Nathaniel Brown of 

Attleborough, and had Nathaniel, b. March 18, 1759. 
ii. Charity, b. Aug. 2, 1734 ; unm. 1765. 
iii. Deborah, b. March 9, 1756. 
iv. Joseph, b. March 9, 1738; m. in Norton, May 28, 1766, Hannah 8 

Woodward 3d, b. March 21, 1750 (Josiah? Bobert? John? 

Nathaniel, 2 Nathaniel 1 ). He removed to Petersham, Mass., and 

had children : Mary, Joseph, John, Zilpha, Bartholomew, Samuel? 

Deborah, Nancy, Susan and Fanny, twins. 
v. Hannah, b. Dec. 6, 1741. 

16. Ezekiel 4 Woodward (John? Nathaniel? Nathaniel 1 ) of Taunton, 
weaver. Had wife Sarah before 1716. He sold land May 12, 
1711 ; March 7, 1724; June 3, 1737 ; Dec. 17, 1748. He probably 
removed to Providence, R. I., as Ezekiel Woodward of Provi- 
dence, yeoman, sold to Jonathan Woodward of Taunton, June 30, 

1749. He is also called of Providence, Aug. 7, 1751, when he sold 
land situated in Taunton. Nothing is known of his descendants. 

17. Israel 4 Woodward (James? Nathaniel? Nathaniel 1 ) of Norton, 
Mass., married in Boston, June 18, 1728, Hannah Damon of Ded- 
ham. He was tithing man 1763. Children : 

i. Joseph, 5 b. July 2, 1729; d. Feb. 2, 1778. He removed to Franklin, 

Mass., 1756. He was a lieut. in the Continental Army, and d. 

suddenly in service. He m. Kezia Fisher, b. Oct. 24, 1729, d. 

Jan. 2, 1810. He is buried at Franklin. In Norton records he is 

strangely miscalled Israel, 
ii. Annah, b. April 25, 1731 ; d. 1816 ; always lived on the homestead, 
iii. Mercy, b. May 7, 1733; m. Dec. 23, 1756, John Carpenter of 

Rehoboth, and had Sylvia and Joseph. 
iv. Catherine, b. July 17, 1735. 
VOL. Li. 16 

178 Nathaniel Woodward of Boston, [April, 

v. Noah, b. Sept. 27, 1737; d. Oct. 29, 1835. One of the first settlers 
of Hallowell, Me. Represented Norton in the Legislature, 1776, 
1777, 1778. On Committee of Correspondence also. Member 
of the Convention that formed first Constitution of Massa- 
chusetts. A member of Capt. Silas Cobb's Co. of minute men, 
and marched from Norton, April 19th, on the Lexington Alarm. 
Also marched in Capt. Israel Trow's Co. on the Rhode Island' 
Alarm, August, 1780. His children were : Israel, b. July 12, 
1766; Hannah, b. Oct. 13, 1767; Noah, b. Jan. 30, 1769; Joseph, 
b. March 24, 1771; Timothy, b. May 3, 1774; Lemuel, b. Feb. 3 y 
1777; Daniel, b. 1779. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 25, 1740; d. April 18, 1826; unnr. 

18. Benajah* Woodward (Israel* John, 3 Nathaniel* Nathaniel 1 ) of 
Taunton and Petersham, Mass.; married in Taunton, May 17, 1742, 
Abigail 5 Harvey ( William, 4 Thomas, 3 William, 2 Thomas 1 ). Thomas 1 
Harvey died in England before 1647. Benajah Woodward was 
administrator of his father's estate, which was divided Nov. 9, 1769, 
Benajah receiving twenty acres and the Great Bible. He sold his 
homestead farm in Taunton to Nathaniel Webber, Feb. 5, 1777. 
He bought land from his son Seth in Petersham, Mass., Oct. 13, 
1777. He and his wife died in Petersham before April, 1792. 
His children were born in Taunton, but they all removed to Peters- 
ham. Order of birth not known. Children : 

19. i. Nathan. 6 

ii. Seth, b. 1747; d. in Dana, Mass., Sept. 16, 1829; m. 1st, in Hard- 
wick, Mass., Aug. 25, 1778, Ruth Ayers, who d. about 1786. 
Entered intention of marriage with Elizabeth Barber of Green- 
wich, Mass., Sept. 1, 1787. Enlisted May 2, 1775, in Capt. 
Oliver Soper's Co. of Taunton for eight months, and was* 
stationed at Dorchester. Enlisted again in the company of Capt. 
Caleb Eddy of Norton, under Col. French, and was stationed at 
Winter Hill, Cambridge. Enlisted Aug. 21, 1777, in Capt. Wing 
Spooner's Co., Col. Nathaniel Sparhawk's Reg't, and marched 
from Petersham to Bennington to reinforce Gen. Stark. He 
was a Revolutionary pensioner. 

iii. Stephen, called of Petersham, May 13, 1777, when he m. in Hard- 
wick, Mass., Polly Sibley. He d. in about two years, leaving no 
issue. His widow m. his brother Benjamin. He served on the 
Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775, from Taunton, in Capt. Robert 
Crossman's Co. Enlisted May 2, 1775, from Taunton, in Capt. 
Macey Williams's Co. Enlisted Dec. 8, 1776, in Capt. Elisha 
Barney's Co., 3d Bristol Co. Reg't, for Rhode Island service. 
Enlisted June 1, 1778, in Capt. Joel Green's Co., Col. Ezra 
Wood's Reg't, service at Peekskill and White Plains. Dis- 
charged Jan. 31, 1779. 

iv. Elizabeth, m. April 12, 1786, Ephraim Amsden of Petersham. 

v. Abigail, m. Aug. 15, 1788, Job Briggs of Petersham. 

vi. Elisha, b. Nov. I, 1754; d. May 2, 1841; m. 1st, in Taunton, Feb. 
22, 1778, Lucy Manson, d. June 9, 1791, dau. of a British officer. 
He m. 2d, Feb. 22, 1792, Desire King, d. May 26, 1829. He re- 
moved to Petersham about 1778, and d. there. He served in 
Capt. Ichabod Leonard's Co. from Taunton on the Rhode Island 
Alarm, Dec. 8, 1776. 

vii. Benjamin, m. Jan. 17, 1783, Mrs. Polly Sibley Woodward, his 
brother's widow. He was of Dana, Mass., when he d. in 1813. 
Enlisted May 2, 1775, in Capt. Oliver Soper's Co. from Taunton. 
He served through the entire war of the Revolution. 


19. Nathan 6 Woodward (Benajah,* Israel, 4 John* Nathaniel, 3 Nathan- 
iel 1 ), married Prudence Briggs. Nathan Woodward, yeoman, of 

1897.] Nathaniel Woodviard of Boston, 179 

Taunton, sold land to Jacob Leonard, Nov. 23, 1773. Seth Wood- 
ward, witness. He marched on the Lexington Alarm from Taunton, 
April 20, 1775, in James Williams Jr's Co. of minute men. Enlisted 
again May 2, 1775, in Capt. Oliver Soper's Co. He bought land in 
Petersham, April 8, 1777. Sold land in Petersham, Jan. 29, 1799 ; 
witness, Zebedee Woodward. He removed to Benson, Vt., about 
1800, and thence to Orwell, Vt., and in his old age removed to 
Pennsylvania and died there. After his death, his wife died at 
Brandon, Vt., while returning from Pennsylvania. Children : 

20. i. Beniah, 7 b. in Taunton, Mass., Sept. 29, 1771; d. in Barnard, Vt., 

Feb. 16, 1844. 
ii. Nathan, b. Feb. 20, 1773, in Taunton, Mass. ; d. April 10, 1850, in 
Kaneville, 111. ; m. in Petersham, Aug. 17, 1796, Isabel Whit- 
more, who d. in Waupaca, Wis., Dec. 10, 1849. He lived in 
Orwell, Vt. 
iii. Joel, b. March 28, 1774, in Taunton; d. Dec. 25, 1832, in Orwell, 
Vt. ; m. in Petersham, Aug. 17, 1796, Nancy Comee of Hard- 
wick. He m. again in Orwell. His son Joel was blinded in the 
1812 war, and d. in 1863. 
iv. Zebedee, b. April 8, 1776. He sold land to Nathan Woodward in 
Orwell, Vt., in 1806. No trace of his descendants has been 
v. Prudence, b. March 9, 1778. 
vi. Daniel, b. June 8, 1782. 

20. Capt. Beniah 7 Woodward (Nathan? Benajah* Israel* John, 5 Nathan- 

iel, 2 Nathaniel 1 ), married 1st, in Petersham, Aug. 2, 1792, Polly 
Harvey, died Aug. 14, 1815. He married 2d, in Woodstock, Vt., 
Dec. 10, 1815, Mrs. Mela (Eastman) Perkins, born Sept. 30, 1775, 
died Oct. 30, 1846. She was widow of John Perkins, Jr., b. Jan. 
12, 1773, died April 24, 1813, while serving as soldier in 1812 war. 
She was daughter of Timothy 8 Perkins (Timothy, 2 Phillip 1 ), a Revo- 
lutionary soldier, who died in Barnard, Vt., May 21, 1830, aged 86, 
and wife Susanna, who died April 27, 1832, aged 84. Beniah 
Woodward removed in 1799 from Petersham to Benson, Vt., and 
was a merchant of Woodstock, Vt. He was captain of a troop of 
horse in 1812. Children: 

21. i. Zelotes Harvey, 8 b. in Petersham, June 28, 1793; d. in Middle- 

bury, Vt., July 23, 1853. 
ii. Lucinda, b. May 26, 1797: d. Oct. 29, 1810. 
iii. Nelson Perkins, b. Sept! 27, 1816; d. Dec. 24, 1861. 
iv. Polly Lucinda, b. June 11, 1819 ; d. Aug. 22, 1821. 

21. Zelotes Harvey 8 Woodward (Capt. Beniah, 1 Nathan* Benajah, 6 

Israel, 4 John, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Nathaniel 1 ), married 1st, in Barnard, Vt., 
April 1, 1819, Hannah Perkins, born Nov. 24, 1796, died Dec. 30, 
1844, daughter of John Perkins, Jr., and Mela Eastman. He 
married 2d, in Middlebury, Vt., Aug. 27, 1845, Mrs. Eunice (Bol- 
ton) Pratt, born in West Braintree, Vt., Sept. 30, 1816, died June 
26, 1888. His second wife married 3d, Aug. 9, 1855, Milo K. Day. 
Children : 

i. Amelia, 9 b. June 28, 1820. 

22. ii. John Perkins, b. in Hancock, Vt., July 11, 1822; d. in Kingston, 

Wis., Nov. 26, 1879. 
iii. Julia, b. May 20, 1824; d. June 28, 1848. 
iv. Augusta, b. April 22, 1826; d. Sept. 27, 1827. 

180 Nathaniel Woodward of Boston. [April, 

v. Arvilla, b. Dec. 11, 1828; d. April 2, 1893. 
vi. Royal Sharp, b. March 8, 1830. 
vii. Adam Clark, b. Oct. 5, 1833; cl. Dec. 20, 1868. 
viii. Lucy Augusta, b. June 22, 1835. 

22. John Perkins 9 Woodward (Zelotes Harvey* Capt. Beniah? Nathan* 

Benajah? Israel, 4 John, 9 Nathaniel? Nathaniel 1 ), married in Rutland, 
Vt., Aug. 22, 1847, Mary Dodge, born June 27, 1826, died Dec. 25, 

1890, daughter of Joel 7 Dodge (Joel, 6 Rev. Jordan, 5 John, 4 ,* 

Israel, 2 Tristram 1 ) and Sabra 2 Salisbury (Ezekiel 1 ). He removed 
to Kingston, Wis., April 2, 1855, where he lived the rest of his life. 

23. i. Theron Royal, 10 b. in Clarendon, Vt., May 25, 1848. 
ii. Julia, b. March 23, 1851. 
iii. Walter Beach, b. Nov. 26, 1852. 
iv. Kate, b. April 3, 1859. 

v. Gertrude, b. Nov. 20, 1863; d. Dec. 7, 1863. 
vi. Fred Dodge, b. Dec. 15, 1864; d. April 8, 1892, unm. 

23. Theron Royal 10 Woodward (John P.? Zelotes H.? Capt. Beniah? 

Nathan? Benajah? Israel? John? Nathaniel? Nathaniel 1 ) of Chicago, 
111., married 1st, in Kingston, Wis., Jan. 18, 1877, Anna Elizabeth 
Stevens, born Feb. 26, 1856, died Aug. 12, 1883, daughter of 
Mortimer Winslow 3 Stevens (Henry B., 2 Asa 1 ), born Aug. 31, 1817, 
and Harriet Valentine; married 2d, at Oconomowoc, Wis., Sept. 26, 
1894, Mrs. Estelle (Clark) King of Chicago, 111., born May 31, 
1864, in Barre, Mass., daughter of Emory A. 9 Clark, born March 
8, 1839 (Anson, 8 Luther, 7 John, 6 Capt. Johu, 5 Isaac, 4 John, 8 John,* 
Hugh 1 ) and Caroline Elizabeth Haskins, born Sept. 28, 1841. Life 
member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. Life 
member of the Old Colony Historical Society. Charter member of 
the Illinois Society of the American Revolution. Charter member 
of the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Illinois. Occu- 
pation, publisher of newspapers and books. Children : 

i. Harriet Valentine, 11 b. in Chicago, 111., May 15, 1878. 
ii. Mortimer Stevens, b. in Chicago, 111., Nov. 9, 1879. 
iii. Najah Estelle, b. in Chicago, 111., Oct. 16, 1895. 

Note concerning Robert Crossman. 

Robert Crossman, "The Drum Maker of New England," of Dedham 1642, 
removed to Taunton 1654, where he was largely employed in making and re- 
pairing of arms. Assisted in building the ancient iron works of Taunton. He 
married, May 25, 1652, Sarah Kingsbury of Dedham. He married 2d, 1688, 
Mrs. Martha Easton who died 1695. He died 1692. Children : 

i. Sarah, b. 1652; m. Nov. 11, 1675, John WoocVward. 

ii. John, b. March 16, 1654; m. Jan. 7, 1689, Joanna Thayer. 

iii. Mary, b. July 16, 1655 ; m. John Gould of Taunton. 

iv. Robert, b. Aug. 30, 1657; m. Hannah, dau. of Gilbert Brooks of 

v. Joseph, b. April 25, 1659 ; m. November, 1685, Sarah Alden. 
vi. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 7, 1660 ; unm. ; killed by Indians in Wrentham 

vii. Eleazer, b. March 16, 1663; d. 1667. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. May 2, 1665; m. Nathaniel Hayward of Bridge- 
ix. Samuel, b. July 25, 1667; m. 1st, Elizabeth Bell; 2d, widow Mary 

Gulliver; 3d, Anna Case; 4th, Mary, widow of Joseph Jones. 

1897.] The Families of Batt and Byley. 181 

x. Mercy, b. March 20, 1669-70 ; m. Jan. 26, 1687, John Thrasher. 
xi. Thomas, b. Oct, 6, 1671 ; enlisted in Capt. Gallop's company, Sir 

William Phipps's expedition to Canada, and was killed, 
xii. Susanna, b. Feb. 14, 1672-73 ; d. unm. 

Eobert Crossman fitted out with guns and drum the soldiers in Capt. Samuel 
Gallop's Co. for the Canada expedition under Sir William Phipps in 1690. 

Robert Crossman's account of what he did for ye Souldiers y* went to Canada 
1690. — Taunton City Hall Paper. 

Mending Jos Joneses, Gun 
to Sam 1 holow 8 , gun 
to Donoll fishers, gun 
to Jona Brigs, gun for. Samuel holoway 
to Constable Thrasher, 2 hats 
to Richard Brig's gun, for John hoskins 
to Tho. Gilberts gun, for Thomas Richmond 
to a hatchet and mending Donall Phillips gun 
to Miles Jordan a hatchet and mending gun 
to Will Ripley a hatchet 
to mending Don Phillips gun again 
to Richard Marshalls gun 
to Will hacks gun 

to Isaac Deans gun for John Bagley 
to mending Jon a hoskins gun & in room of mine y* 
Ripley had for 15 s before it was mended 

total 1 15 
Robert Crossman. 
What is about wright and 

can to sasafy make oath too if needed. 
Taunton Dec. 1, 1690. 

From Emery's History of Taunton. 























Communicated by J. Henry Lea, Esq. 

In May, 1638, the little ship "Bevis," of one hundred and fifty- 
tons burden, sailed from Southampton for New England with a 
notable company of passengers, having on board, besides the Dum- 
mers, the two cognate families of Batt and Byley,* both people 
of considerable wealth and standing in their native city of Salis- 
bury, Wilts., and closely related in blood. They both settled at 
Newbury and both removed shortly after to Salisbury, Mass., 
where from the first they assumed a prominent position in the affairs 
of their new home.f 

In the following pages I propose to outline their history and 
antecedents in England, as well as to illustrate the connection 
which existed between them. Of the Batts we have a singularly 

* Hotten's Lists, p. 299; Drake's Fonnders, p. 60. 

t Savage, I., pp. 140,326: Coffin's Newbury, p. 265; Evans' Earliest Settlers of Salis- 
bury, Amesbury, 1896. 

VOL. LI. 16* 

182 The Families of Batt and Byley. [April, 

good and strong pedigree. To the Byleys I have paid less close 
attention, but they show a line of three well proved generations in 
Old England, and no doubt a full study of their earlier wills would 
enable us to carry this back another generation or two. 

The Batts of the " Bevis ' ' were preceded by one of their name, 
Nicholas Batt of Devizes, Wilts., who came in the rf James ' : ' from 
Southampton, in April, 1635,* and, as they were both from Wilt- 
shire, and the later emigrants went at once to Newbury where 
Nicholas Batt had settled, it was conjectured, with much show 
of reason, that they were brothers, or at least near kin,f a theory 
in which I myself shared and which I have been much surprised to 
find, on close investigation, was without foundation. If there were 
any connection, and it seems very probable that all the Wiltshire 
families of the name were of a comigerous stock, this was certainly 
not more recent than a century prior to the emigration and so falls 
in the dark and stormy period of the Reformation, making its abso- 
lute proof a very difficult if not impossible task. 

That the history of the Batts of Devizes is not more exhaustive 
is due to no lack of effort on my part, as I spent no less than three 
days in that place endeavoring to make a thorough search of the 
parish registers, not only of St. John the Baptist, the church with 
which the family were particularly identified, but also those of St. 
Mary's at the other end of the town. Most unfortunately, how- 
ever, Dr. J. H. Burges, the rector of both churches, was a very 
busy and much overworked man, being at the moment without a 
curate to lighten his labors, and while most courteously helpful, he 
was very properly unwilling to allow me to see the registers except 
in his presence, and I was therefore obliged to do the work in hur- 
ried stints of an hour or two at a time when he could find leisure 
to attend me. I was in consequence only able to see the baptisms 
and earlier marriages at St. John's, and did not reach St. Mary's 
at all, it being impossible for me to devote more- time to the work 
on account of engagements elsewhere. It is my hope however, on 
some future visit to England, to renew and complete this search 
and thus round out the details of this most interesting family. 

In the meanwhile, the more important family from Salisbury 
being practically complete, I submit these notes to my fellow anti- 
quaries, as another humble contribution to the history of our early 
New England pioneers, in the hope that they may prove both of 
interest and of use to some student of the genealogy of one or both 
of the families named. 

St. Martin's, Salisbury. Vol. I. 

Baptisms from 1559. 

1570— Mar. 28— John Batt filig Christopher batt 
1571 — Dec 30 — Thomas Batt filig Christopher batt 

* Drake's Founders, p. 56. f Savage, I., p. 140. 

1897.] The Families of Batt and Byley. 183 

1576 — Apryll 4 — Dorathie batt filia Christopher batt 
1578 — Oct 6 — margery batt filia Christopher batt 
1580 — Jan 15 — Anne batt filia xpofer batt 
1592— ffeb 7— Jone Batt filia John Batt 
1595— June 20— Dorathe Batt filia John Batt 
1598— Aprill 29— Alis Batt filia John Batt 
1599— ffeb : 23— Kathren Batt filia John Batt 

Chasm from 1604 to 1630. 

1633 — Sept. 22 — Christopher Batt sonn of Christopher Batt 

1634 — Oct. 26 — Anne daughter of Christopher Batt Jun r and Anne his 

1635 — July 23 — Thomas sonne of Christopher Batt Sen r & Anne his wife 
1636 — Nov 1 — Elizabeth daughter of Christopher Batt sen r & Anne his 

— Dec. 27 — John sonne of Christopher Batt iun r and Anne his wife 
1638 — Aug 27 — John sonn of Christopher Batt & Anne his wife 
1640 — Jan. 20 — Katherin daughter of Christopher Batt & Anne his wife 
1 643 — Sept. 20 — Christopher sonn of Christopher Batt 
1644 — Jan. 7 — W m sonn of Christopher Batt & Anne his wife 
1645 — Jan. 26 — Christopher sonn of Christopher Batt & Anne his wife 
1646 — Mar. 21 — Alice Batt daughter to Christopher 
1648 — July 2 — Richard Batt sone of Christopher Batt, gent. 
1650 — Nov. 24 — Samewell Batt sone of Christopher Batt, gent. 

Baptisms end 1 April, 1653. 

Marriages from 1559. 

1568 — July 8 — Christopher batt duxit Alis symbane (Sainibarbe) 
1582— Nov. 19— Edward Hid {Hide) duxit Alis Batt, vid. 
1595 — June 2 — John windove (qu. Windever) duxit Dorathe Batt 
1598 — Jan. 12 — John morven duxit margerye Batt 
1599 — Jan. 19 — Roger Barter {qu. Barker?) duxit Annis Batt, vid. 
Chasm from 22 April, 1607 to 13 May, 1630. 

1637 — Mar. 28 — Charles Blake married Dorothy Batt license 

Marriages end 16 December, 1652. 

Burials from August, 1559. 

1570 — June 26 — Richard batt filig Dyonys batt 
— Aug. 5 — Beatryce batt filia Dionise batt 
1576— Julij 22— An Batt filia Christopher batt 
1579 — Jan. 6 — Jone Batt filia Christopher Batt 
1581 — Aug. 31 — Christopher Batt maritg Alice batt, gentillmann 
1582 — may 31 — Thomas Batt a lone man of forde {i.e. Milford) 
1587— feb. 28— Annys Batt vx Richard Batt 
1595— feb. 10— Dorathe Batt filia m r John Batt 
1604— Nov. 21— Kathren Batt vx John Batt de Milford 

Chasm from 29 March, 1604 to 8 April, 1630. 

1632 — ffeb. 20 — Thomas Batt gent, widdower 

1636 — Feb. 20 — John Batt sonne of Christopher Batt iun : 

1643 — Aug. 5 — John Batt, Alderman 

1644 — Jan. 12 — William sonne of Christopher Batt gent. 

184 The Families of Bait and Byley. [April, 

1645 — Aug. 26 — Christopher Batt sonne of Christopher Batt gent. 
1650 — Dec. 16 — Samewell Batt sonn of Christopher Bat gent. 
1652— Mar. 27— Mrs. Batt wiffe of m r John Batt 

Burials end 12 August, 1653. 

Vol. II. Searched from 1653 to 1681. 


1670 — June 2 — William Cole married to Catherine Batt 
1680 — Dec. 25 — John Street married to Mary Batt virg. 

1662 — Sept. 8 — Thomas sonn of William Batt & Jane his wife 


1656 — Oct. 13 — Ann Batt of Edmunds, spinster {i.e. St. EdmunoVs psk.) 

— Nov. 26 — Ann wife of Christopher Batt Gent. 
1663— July 20— Jone wife of Mr. John Batt 

St. Thomas the Martyr, Salisbury. Vol. I. — 1571 to 1635. 

1575 — Jan. — Thomas Jvye married to Thomasin Batte ye 31 
1578 — maye — Robert Burte married to Eliz : Batte the 11 
1581 — June — Joane Batte the Daughter of Richard buried the & 
1582 — Jan. — Thomas Batte sonne of Richard bapt: the 16 
1584 — Aug. — Mary Batte Daughter of Richard baptized the 7 
1588 — Sept. — Lawrence Mailard married to Agnes Batte the 9 
1600 — Sept. — Richard Batte buried the 2 
1621 — Dec. — Thomas Watson [married) to Cislie Batt ye 19 
1633 — Dec. — Christopher Batt, gen., {married) to Mris. Alice* Westfeild 8 
1634 — July — Rebecca (dau.) of John & Rebecca Batt (bapt.) 29 
Reg. Vol. ends Sept. 1653, but searched to 1635 only. 

St. Edmunds, Salisbury. — Vol. I. 

Baptisms from 1560. 

1601 — July 6 — xpofer sonne to Thomas Batt 

1602 — Dec. 2 — Thomas sonne to Thomas Batt 

1604(5)— Jan. 30— Alice Batt Daughter of Mr. Thorns Batt 

1607— Aprill 26— Eliz : D : to Thomas Batt 

— Dec. 7 — katherine d: to John Batt 
1609— Aprill 20— marie d: to John Batt 

— Oct. 4 — Henrie S : Thomas Batt 
1610 — Sept. — margerie d : to Thomas Batt 
1611 — Jan. 20 — Christopher S: to John Batt 
1613— Nov. 7— John S : to John Batt 
1615 — May 8 — marie D: to Henry Bile iu : 

— Mar. 3 — margerie da ter to m r John Batt 
1616— Nov. 9— marie D: to Tho : Batt 
1617— Nov. 13— dorothie d: to m r John Batt 

* The name Alice is clearly so written in the register, but in the baptisms of their chil- 
dren and her own burial (1656) at St. Martin's, she is uniformly called Anne, which is 
probably the correct name and the above a clerical error. 

1897.] The Families of Batt and Byley. 185 

1617— Nov. 19— John S : to Henrie Byle, Jun r 
1618— Julie 18— dorothie d: to M r Thorns: Batt 
1620— Sept. 7 — Thomas So: to Henrie Bile, Jun r ., Tanner 
1624 — maie 27 — Alice da tr to m r Henrie Bile, Jun r . 
1625 — Dec. 1. — Edward So 11 : to m r Henrie Bile, Jun r . 
1630 — Aug. 1 — Anne Da: Christopher Batt 
1631 — Dec. — Jane Da: to Christopher Batt 
1633 — Aug. 25 — william sonn to m r Henry Byley Jun. 
1636— Dec. 8— Rebecca Da: to M r Henry Byly 
1637— Mch. 25— Kelsie son to M r Henry Bylie, Sen: 
1638 — Aug. 26 — Henry sonn to m r Henry Bylie, Jun r 
1647— Jan. 23— Willm sonn to Mr. Willm Batte 
1649— Dec. 9— George sonn to M r Thomas Batt 
1652— ffeb. 15— Nathaniel sonn of Mr. Thomas Batt 

Baptisms end August, 1653. 

Weddings from 1560. 

1581 — Sept. 4 — Richard Batt & Agnis Danyell 

1582 — ffeb. 19 — Henry Byle and Alice Bythewaye 

1600— Sept. 29— Thomas Batt & Jone Bylie 

1607— May 18— John Batt & kat: Bratherton (ly.) 

1610 — Jan. 23 — Henrye Byle & Elizabeth Reade (Tjjc.) 

1629 — Oct. 12 — Crystopher Batt& Mrs. Anne Bainton both of this parish 


1632 — Jan. 21 — Henry Biley to Rebecca Swayne (license) 
1639— Jan. 29— Mr. Richard Alwood & Eliz : Batt 
1641— May 18— Edward Shepward & Anne Batt 

— Oct. 19 — M r ffrancis dove & Mrs. Alice Thacher, vid. 
1650— July 17— Mr. Richard Coombe & Elizabeth Alwood 

Marriages end May, 1653. 

Burials from 1559. 

1607 — Decern: 8 — katherine d: to John Batt 

1614— Aprill 17— Joane Byle 

1620— Sept 9— Thorns So n : to Henrie Bile Jun : Tanner 

— Nov. 6 — Elizabeth wife to Henrie Bile Junior 
1623— Dec. 24— Joane wife to m r Thorns Batt 
1626— Dec. 3— Marie Batt of the Bedden Rowe* 
1634— Apr. 23— m r Henry Byley Sen. 
1635 — June 4 — Mrs. Alice Byly vid. 
1636— Oct. 3— {blank) Wife to m r Tho : Batte 
1638— Aprill 19— Henry Bylie, Gent. 
1640— febeb 19— M r Peter Thacher Rec tor /ibm 
1649 — Dec. — An infant child of m r Thomas Batts 
1652 — Aug. 7 — George sonn to Mr Thomas Batt 

Reg. Vol. ends 1653. 

Vol. II., 1653 to 1699. 

1653— Dec. 28— Mr. Henery Cole to Mrs. Elizabeth Batt by m r ffrancis 

Doue Justice, {married) 
1666 — Oct. 11 — ffrancis Dove Gent of {erasure) Buried 
1669— Sept. 16— M rs Allice Dove Widd {bur.) 

* Now Bedwin Street. 

186 The Families of Batt and Byley. [April, 

Cathedral Church of Our Lady at Salisbury. 

1564 to 1673. 

1607 — October ye 19 — Xpofer Batt {married) to Elioner Piper 

1611 — August ye 13 — Xpofer Batt {married) to Mabill Jerbyn 

1612 — Jan. — John JefFry {married) to Johan Batt ye 26 

1615 — Jan. — Joseph ye sone of Joseph Batt gent, of London bapt. ye 16 

1639 — feb. — John Batts one of the Bretheren of St. nicholas buried ye 6* 

Chasm from 1650 to 1660. 

St. John the Baptist, DEVizES.f 

Baptisms from Oct. 1559. 

1563— Dec.— Briget Bat the 5 Daye 
1568— ffeb:— Jone Bat the 14 of ffebr : 
1574 — May— Margaret Bat the 8 day 

— Julij — Steven Bat the 4 daye 
1576— March— Elnor Bat the 10 Day 

1580 — Deceber — willia Bat & Christabell White the 25 day of December! 
1583 — Jan. — John Bat y e 12 of Januarie 
1587 — Deceber — Elizabeth Bat the 10 daye 
1594 — Oct. — Richard the 8 day of octob r {sic. qu. if not Richard Batt, the 

son of Eichard?) 
1596 — Jan. — Henry Bat the 15 daye 
1598— ffeb.— Edward Bat the 11 daye 

Large gaps in years 1626-7-8. 

Chasm from September, 1648, to June, 1652, then a few scattering entries 

to October, 1652. 

Marriages from October, 1560. 

1590 — Noveber — Thomas Heires and Joane Bat the 23 of Noveber 
1593 — Nov. — Josias Byle & Anne Lye the 12 of November 
1600 — septebr: — ffrauncis Reade & Margaret Bat the 22 daye 
1601 — Thomas wintersall & Elnor Bat the 14 daye of October 

At this point the search was interrupted and could not be resumed. The 

Burials were not seen at all. 

St. Mary's, Pottern, Wilts. § 1574 to 1652. 

1593— Water Sims & Elizabeth Batt {married) 17 September 
1610 — Andrew Shater & Elizabeth Batt {married) 3 d of ffebruary 

Chasm 1596 to 1603 or circa. 

*The Hospital of St. Nicholas, in the Libert)* of the Close of New Sarum, is one of the 
few early ecclesiastical establishments which have survived to our own day, and antedates 
the foundation of the Cathedral, its origin being ascribed to Bishop Poore (1217-1229), and 
it was certainly in existence as early as 1227. It escaped the general spoliation under 
Henry VIII., and was finally granted a new charter April 3, 1610, which it still holds. It 
is composed of a Master, six Brothers and six Sisters.— (See Hoare's Modeiti Wilts, vol. 
vi., pp. 46-314, and Dugdale's Monasticon, vol. vi., pt. 2, p. 778. 

t The registers of the church of St. Mary's were not seen at all (as previously stated), 
owing to lack of time. They exist from 1569. 

t This entry is exactly as recorded, but I believe it to be an error and that, in all proba- 
bility, either the names of the two children who are thus grouped together have been reversed 
and should read William White and Christabell Batt, or that possibly this entry is a 
marriage misplaced among the baptisms. In support of my theory see will of John Batt 
in P. C. C. (Wallopp21.) 

$ Pottern lies about two and a half miles south of Devizes on the Westbury road. The 
two entries above were the only instances of the name of Batt found in the period searched, 
which comprises the whole of the first volume of the registers. My cordial thanks are 
due to Canon Inman, the vicar, for his courtsey and aid in the search. 

1897.] The Families of Batt and Byley. 187 

Marriage Licenses in Diocesan Registry at Sarum. 

Sept. 5, 1615 to 1675. 

1621 — November 5 — Appeared personally Peter Bait of kingstone Deuill, 
(Deverill) co Wilts, yeoman, and humbly craved License to marry 
Margetie Jones of the same place, aged 46 years. 
— Dec. 19 — Thomas watson of Ludgursall, co. Wilts., gen., aged 25 

years, and Cicily Bat of same place, aged xxj years. 
— Feb. 23 — John Batt of Vrchfont, co. Wilts., husbandman, and 
Marie Wthood (?) als Crooke of same place, spinster, aged 26 
years. In Church of Urchfont. 

1622 — May 25 — John Batt of St. Maries in the Devizes, Jnholder & a 
widower, and Elizabeth Lewen of Rowde, co. Wilts., widow. At 
St. Maries aforesaid. 

1629 — last of June — Thomas Bat of stratford under the castle, Wilts., 
clothier, aged 26, and Margaret Swayne, spinster, aged 18, daugh- 
ter of Benuet Swayne of St. Edmunds in Sarum, gent. 
— Oct. 10 — ffrancis Roberts ol close of Sarum appeared & Craved 
License for xpofer Bat of citty of Sarum, tanner, aged xxvj years, 
and Anne Baynton of same place, spinster, aged xxvj. 
— Dec. 5 — William Arnold of St. Martyns in Sarum, husb :, aged xxv 
years, and Sotia (sic — qu. Sofia f) Batt of same, spinster, aged 
xxx, the daughter of John Batt of same, gent. 

1630 — Sept. 6 — Sampson Rutt of Stanton, co. Wilts., husb:, aged xxx 
years, and Alice Batt of same, spinster, aged xxviij years. 
— Oct. 29 — Appeared personally John Batt of Vrchfount, co. Wilts., 
husb :, and Craved License for Roger Batt of Vrchfount, husb :, 
aged 20 years, and fflorence Crooke of Wedhampton, co. afsd. 

1631 — Jan. 10 — Edmond Batt of Collingeborne Ducis, yeoman, aged xxij 
years, and Elizabeth Blake, spinster, aged xxij, daughter of John 
Blake of woodfrid (qu. Woodford?) in said co., yeoman. 

1633 — Nov. 4 — Antony Collins of west shefford, co. Berks, yeoman & a 
widower, and Mary Batt of ham, co. Wilts., spinster, aged xxxvj 

1634 — May 3 — John Jvy of ffittleton, co. Wilts., yeoman, aged xxx years, 
and Eliz : Batt of same place, spinster, aged xx years. Her 
parents consent. 
— Nov. 10 — John Biggs of Lugurshall, co. Wilts., husb:, aged xxxj 
years, and Elizabeth Batt of Collingborne Ducis, spinster, aged 
xviij years. 

1635 — Apr. 14 — Appeared personally Richard White of St. Thomas in 
Sarum grocer, & craved License for Peter Thatcher, clarke, M r 
of Arts, gson of St. Edmunds in Saru & a widower, and Alice 
Batt of St. Edmunds in Sarum, spinster, aged xxx years or there- 

1639 — July 15 — John Batt (perhaps Butt) of Lugarshall, co. Wilts., yeo- 
man, aged 36, and Ann Puckmore of same place, spinster, aged 
24. Her father living and consents. 

Chasm from 1646 to 1662, and scattering only to 1666. 

1664 — Apr. 11 — Appeared personally Thomas Musprat of Vrfont (Urch- 
font) Carryer, & craved License for Ambrose Musprat of same 
place, Carryer, aged 22 years, and Anne Batt of same parish, 

188 Deaths in Sturbridge, Mass. [April, 

1664 — Dec. 6 — Appeared personally Nath: ffeild of Stourton, Clerk, & 

craved License for Rich : Batt of the Inn r temple, London, gent. 

aged 23 years,* and Elizabeth ffeild of Stourton afsd., spinster, 

aged 20 years.f His parents are consenting. 
] 673 — Nov. 4 — Mr. Arthur Batt of the Citty of new Sarum, co. Wilts., 

gent., aged about 26 years, and Rebecca Stoakes of Seene (Seend) 

in co. afsd., spinster, aged about 21 & have the consent of parents. 
— ffeb. 21 — John Batt of Collingborne Duc s , yeoman, aged about 30, 

and Alice Rumboll of Amport in Hamshire, spinster, aged about 

31. Consent of Parents. 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by Eben P. Bassett, Esq., of Bangor, Me. 

I send for the Register a copy of some records that I have found 
in the fly leaves of an old book. It is a record of all the deaths in 
Sturbridge, Mass., from 1779 to 1786, kept by Jacob Corey. 

January 1 st , A.D. 1779. 

A Record Book of all the deaths in Sturbridge in the year 1779. 

Widow Sarah Gardner who providentially fell in at John Allen's and 
dyed with a Pleuritick and Malignant disorder on Jan. 29, 1779. 

Mr. Elijah Marcy by reason of an unfortunate fall from a grist-mill. 
Died on Feb 21, 1779. 

Milla Fisk, daughter to Henry Fisk, Jun. Died with a Quinsey, Feb. 21, 

Hannah, the wife of John Marsh, Jun. Died of an Hydropsial and con- 
sumptive disorder, with a dissolution of blood, on March 19, 1779. 

The widow Marcy, Col. Marcy's widow, Died with a plurisy and a divers 
confimmition of body, on March 28, 1779. 

Isaac Johnson Died with an Accute Nervous fever and Putressence of 
the Blood on April the 6 th Day. A.D., 1779. 

Henry Nish's deformed child died August 14, 1779. 

Capt. Joseph Cheney died with a tremenduous vomiting on October the 
3 d , 1779. 

Sarah Warren died with a consumptive Disorder on Oct. the 7 tb , 1779. 

Timothy Smith's child died with a Pleurisy on Oct. 22, 1779. 

Joseph Shaw died with a disorder on Nov. 1 st , 1779. 

November 6, 1779, Benj. Colburn died with a Consumption of his Liver. 

Old M rs . Covell died with a Dropsical Disorder on Dec. 13, 1779. 

Died in Sturbridge in the year 1779, 13 Persons young and old. 2 of 
them were not Resident in town. There were several still born children 
that I have not mentioned. 

* Richard Batt, son Richard of East Chinnockc, Somerset, gent., matric. Exeter Coll. 
9 Nov. 1661, aged 21 ; bar.-at-law, Inner Temple, 1668. 

Foster's Al. Oxon, E. 8., Vol. i., p. 87. 

t Dau. of Mr. Nathaniel Field (Rector of Stourton, 1631-1665), see her bapt. 24 Sept. 
1644 at Stourton. Reg. of Stourton in Harl. Soc, Reg. Sec, vol. xii., p. 9. 

1897.] Deaths in Sturbridge, Mass. 189 

January 9 th A.D. 1780. Died Phradorick Plimpton's infant child, it 
lived but a few hours after it was born. 

January 20 th . Died Oliver Napp's (?) infant child by reason of being 
hurt in delivery. Lived not quite 2 days after it was born. 

January 22, 1780. David Disc(?). infant child was born alive. Lived 
but a few minutes after it was born. 

Malachi Co veil's wife died Feb. 15 (?) 1780 with a nervous fever. 

Sarah Mason died April with a consumption of the Lungs. 

Mrs. Denison died Apr. 5, with a Hydropic disorder. 

Benj m . Corbin Died Apr. 7, with a chronic disorder. 

John Holdbrook died May 12, 1780. 

Josiah Perry's son Died June 4, 1780 by scatering a sore. 

Samuel Work's infant children died June 12, 1780, soon after they were 

John Harding died June 13, 1780, with an Apoplexy as it is supposed, 
for he died instantaneously, after he fell it was not certain that ever he 
breathed or made any real sign of life. 

Samuel Works wife died July 3 rd , 1780, with a fever after getting to 

David Disc (?) child died with a Quinsey August 7 (?) 

James Plimpton's son, 8 years old, died Nov. 7 with a Quinsey. 

In the year 1780, died in Sturbridge, young and old, 14 persons. 

Mr. Joseph Smith Jun. child died with convulsions, Jan. 11, 1781. 

Granny Mash died with a Tremulous Motion of her nerves, Jan. 14, 

Feb. 12, 1781. Died Louis Jerauld with a consumption. 

Feb. 13, Simeon Fisk's infant child. 

Feb. 16, 1781. Died Samuel Child with a plurisy and spaulation. 

Jonas Pike Died Feb. 24, with a calculous disorder. 

Nehemiah Lyon's child Died March 6, with a disorder. 

Mch. 24, 1781. Samuel (Rich?) ardson's child died with convulsions. 

Syperian Pike Died April 11, with Consumptive Disorders. 

Jonathan Harwood(?)'s wife died June 21, 1781, with a Consumption. 

Leziah Hament Died with a Consumption Sept. 21, 1781. 

Nathan Cheney's child died Sept. 26, 1781, by reason of a bad sore on 
the back. 

There had died 11 persons in Sturbridge in the year 1781. (There were 
12 deaths.) 

Elijah Carpenter's wife died Jan. 26, 1782, with a Putrid Bilious Dis- 

Asa Denner (?) child died Apr. 27, 1782. 

Joseph Smith died Aug. 7, 1782. Old age and incontinence of urine. 

James Plimpton's child died Aug. 15, 1782, with hooping cough and 

Sybel Clark died Sept. 18, 1782, with a Consumption. 

Mr. Dodge's child Died with the hooping Cough, Sept. 23, 1782. 

John Morse died Sept. 27, 1782, with an inflammation of the lungs. 

W d Jennie Johnson's child Died with a hooping Cough, Oct. 1782. 

Garsham Plimpton's child Died with a hooping Cough, Oct. 1782. 

Mrs. Smith Died in her sleep, 1783. 
Widow Dyar, Died, 1783. 

VOL. LI. 17 

190 Deaths in Sturbridge, Mass. [April, 

Capt. Walker Died, 1783. 
" Wyham(?) " 

Nancy Laughlin " " 

Mr. Nobser Child drownded, 1783. 

Capt. Mason's Child died, 1783. 

Moses Clarke Died, 1783. 

Stephen Harding's Child Died 1783. 

Benj m . Hobs died Old age, 1783. 

Eliphalet Allen's Died Nov. 20, 1783 with a Hydropick and Consump- 
tive disorder of long continuance. 

Deacon Joseph Baker Died with the Diebates and an Abrasion of the 
Kidneys, being worn out with old age, on Dec. 14, 1783. 

Daniel Bullard Died after near three years Confinement by Ulcers, 
Abscesses and imposthumation on and within his left side, which by being 
dryed up, flung him into a Putrid fever of which he Died upon December 
15 th , 1783. 

In the year 1782 died 9 persons, in 1783 Died 13 persons. 

Mr. John Corey, my father, died with an inflammatiom of the Brain 
caused by an Ulcre in the head that discharged at the ear when first broke, 
but by taking cold was immediately stopt, on Thursday, 15 of Jan. ; that 
night he was delirious. Next day he was comfortable, about the house the 
day following till about sun Down ; when he was taken with a Violent 
Paralitick fit from which he never revived, to have his senses to be reallv 
perceived and died on the next day, about half after three oclock afternoon, 
which was the 17 d day of January, 1784. if he had lived to the 26 of 
february, old stile he would have been 67 years old. 

Ensign Johnson's Wife Died with a Jetterical Disorder on February 
18, 1784. 

Capt. Evell (?) Wife Died Apr. 6, 1784 in case of child birth. 

Wyat Boyden died Apr. — , 1784. it was supposed he Died in an Epi- 
leptic fit for he was found dead in the road beyond David Smith's, lying on 
his face, he was very subject to those fits. 

Old Mr. Faulkner died May 16, 1784. 

JohnLarr(?) Died May 24, 1784, with old age and incontinency of 
urine which by a neglect in care his flesh was amazingly corroded from his 
thighs and buttock I believe to the quantity of some pounds. 

Jonah Clark's Child Died, August, 1784. 

Mr. James Shnap Died Sept. 19 th , 1784. With ulcerations of the dia- 
phram and a calous in the Oesophagus. 

Josiah Walker's Child Died with a Quinsey, Oct. 12, 1784. 

Reubin Marsh's Wife, Deacon Harding's Daughter Died at her fathers 
in Sturbridge with a Consumption in a short time after she came from the 
Country from her home. — on October 17, 1784. 

Josiah Perry Died October, 1784. 

W d (?) Mason Died Oct. 1784. 

Mrs. Shepard and Harwood Died 1784. 

14 persons died in 1784. 

Seth Perry Died in the winter 1785. 
Sarg't Dennison Died May, 1785. 
Reubin Marsh' Child died, 1785. 
David Wight's infant child died Nov. 1785. 

1897.] Shaw Family. 191 

Ruth Blanchard died with a Jetterical disorder Jan. 7, 1786. 

Capt. Spring's (?) child died with convulsions, 1786. 

David Wight's child died with the Canker rash, 1786, on Jan. 7. 

Jonath 11 Harwood Died Jan. 7, 1786, with Epilipticks and Rash to- 

Sila's Dunton's Child Died with the Quinsey after the Rash, Feb. 2, 

George Wadkins Died Feb. 7, 1786 with the Canker rash, etc. 

Old Mr. Allen Died in 1786 with a disorder. 

Deacon Benson Died 1786 with the Consumption. 



By Hon. Archie Lee Talbot, of Lewiston, Me. 

Capt. Abraham Shaw was born in Middleborough, Mass., Aug. 10, 
1757, and settled in Winthrop, Me., about 1798.* He was enrolled in the 
" Second Minute Company " of Middleborough, Mass., and at the " Lexing- 
ton Alarm" made on the 19th of April, 1775, he marched with his com- 
pany to Marshfield under command of Capt. Isaac Wood ; and June 17th 
was in Capt. Isaac Wood's company, in Col. Theophilus Cotton's regiment, 
in the battle of Bunker Hill. He served with rank of sergeant in Capt. 
Amos Washburn's company, from Middleborough, in Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regiment, in muster of Dec. 8, 1776, on occasion of the capture of New- 
port, R. I., by the enemy ; and was sergeant in same company and regiment 
at the alarm at Dartmouth, Mass., Sept. 17, 1778; also sergeant in same 
company in Col. Ebenezer White's regiment that went to the defence of 
Rhode Island on the Alarm by order of the Council, July 22, 1780; and 
was captain of the seventh company from Middleborough and adjoining 
towns from July 1, 1781, to 1787. His name appears on the muster and 
pay rolls as " Abraham Shaw, Jr." He was the son of Abraham Shaw 
who was born in Taunton, Mass., March 1, 1729-30, who died in Middle- 
borough, July 8, 1808, and his wife Sarah, daughter of Samuel Barrows, 
Jr., whom he married Nov. 1, 1753; grandson of Samuel 4 Shaw, born in 
Weymouth, Mass., 1698, and died in Taunton, Mass., 1730, wife Elizabeth 

; great grandson of Benjamin Shaw, born in Weymouth, June 16. 

1670, died in Taunton, June 16, 1728, and his wife Hannah (Rogers). 
There is strong evidence that Benjamin 8 was the son of John 2 and Alice 
(Phillips) Shaw of Weymouth, and that he shared in the division of his 
father's estate in 1705. John 2 was the son of Abraham, 1 but was not of age 
when his father made his will in 1638. Joseph, John, Mary and Martha 
are therein named children of Abraham Shaw formerly of Halifax, York, 
England, one of the signers of the Covenant at Dedham, Mass., at the time 
of incorporation, 1636, who probably came to this country the previous 

♦For valuable information relating to the ancestry of Capt. Abraham Shaw, the writer 
is indebted to Hon. M. F. King, Portland, Me. 

192 Shaw Family. [April, 

Capt. Abraham Shaw married, Sept. 16, 1783, Miss Hannah Miller, born 
in Middleborough, Mass., March 25, 1765, daughter of John and Zilpah 
(Tinkham) Miller of Middleborough. Mrs. Shaw was a lineal descendant 
in both paternal and maternal lines from John Howland, one of the signers 
of the Compact on board the Mayflower "at Cape Codd ye 11 of November 
XX Ano. Dom. 1620." Her paternal great-grandmother Priscilla (How- 
land) Bonnet and her maternal grandmother Hannah (Howland) Tinkham 
were daughters of Isaac and Elizabeth (Vaughan) Howland, and grand- 
daughters of John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, who were pilgrims of 
the Mayflower. John Tilley, father of Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, and 
Peter Brown, father of Mary (Brown) Tinkham, were also signers of the 
Compact on the Mayflower. Mrs. Shaw's father, John Miller, was a 
soldier in the French and Indian War in 1758, in Capt. Benjamin Pratt's 
company from Middleborough, in Col. Thomas Doty's regiment. 

[John 4 Miller was born in Middleborough, Mass. Dec. 7, 1737, and died in 
Middleborough, Dec. 1, 1807, in his 70th year. His wife Zilpah, daughter of 
John, Sen., and Hannah (Howland) Tinkham, whom he married in 1764, was 
born August 5, 1737, and died November 26, 1818. He was a son of John 3 
Miller, born in Middleborough, Oct. 28, 1704, who died in Middleborough, 
April 7, 1794, and his wife Priscilla, daughter of Peter and Priscilla (Howland) 
Bennet, who died in Middleborough, October 7, 1744, aged 45 years, whom he 
married in 1735; grandson of John 2 Miller, born in Middleborough 1669, who 
died in Middleborough, August 8, 1727, and his wifeLyclia, daughter of Francis 
Coombs of Middleborough, who died March 6, 1734, in her 56th year, whom he 
married Feb. 12, 1701-2; greatgrandson of John 1 Miller, who w r as born in 
England, and his wife Mercy. He died in Middleborough, May 11, 1720, in 
his 97th year ; buried in " The Green " cemetery. — From Miller Family Records, 
Middleborough, Mass.] 

Capt. Shaw, after his marriage with Hannah Miller, resided in Middle- 
borough, Mass., for about fifteen years, and seven of their twelve children 
were born there, and five in Wiuthrop, Me. The name of Abraham Shaw 
does not appear on the tax list of Winthrop until 1798, and this with the 
fact that his daughter, Hannah, born in 1797, was the last of the children 
recorded in Middleborough, shows very conclusively that he came to Maine 
about 1798. Capt. Abraham Shaw never received a pension for his ser- 
vices in the war of the American Revolution, as he died in Winthrop, Me., 
April 8, 1813, at the age of 56 years, before the Act pensioning officers and 
soldiers of the Revolution was passed by Congress. She died in Winthrop, 
Oct. 1, 1813, in her 69th year. Children: 

2. i. Samuel, b. in Middleborough, Mass., Feb. 13, 1785. 

ii. Sarah, b. in Middleborough, Oct. 5, 1786; m. Edward Starr. 

3. iii. Abraham, b. in Middleborough, Dec. 6, 1788. 

4. iv. Abishai Miller, b. in Middleborough, Jan. 17, 1791. 

5. v. Oren, b. in Middleborough, March 26, 1793. 

6. vi. Ebenezer, b. in Middleborough, July 10, 1795. 

vii. Hannah, b. in Middleborough, July 29, 1797 ; m. Asa Robbins, Jr.* 
viii. Susannah, b. in Winthrop, Me., July 15, 1799 ; m. Eliakim Norton. 

7. ix. John, b. in Winthrop, Oct. 28, 1800. 

x. Zilpah, b. in Winthrop, September, 1802; m. Nathaniel Sampson, 
xi. Lavina, b. in Winthrop, April 19, 1808 ; m. Josiah Tuck, 
xii. Polly, b. in Winthrop, Oct. 15, 1809 ; m. Daniel Robbins,* son of 

2. Samuel 7 Shaw (Capt. Abraham? Abraham* Samuel, 4 Benjamin? John* 
Abraham 1 ) was born in Middleborough, Mass., Feb. 13, 1785, and 

• Asa Robbins, Jr., and Daniel Robbins were cousins and grandsons of Daniel Robbins, 
who came from Walpole, Mass. ; the first of the Robbins name to settle in Winthrop, Me. 

1897.] Shaw Family. 193 

came to Winthrop, Me., with his parents. On arriving at the years 
of manhood he cleared the land and settled on the farm in Winthrop 
that is still owned and occupied by his descendants. The name of 
Samuel Shaw appears among the organizers of the First Baptist 
Church in Winthrop. He married Martha Briggs, born Nov. 3, 
1785. He died in Winthrop, Oct. 21, 1835, aged about 51 years. 
She died in Winthrop, March 4, 1853, in her 68th year. Children : 

i. Sarah Starr, b. in Winthrop, Me., May 2, 1810; m. Dec. 19, 1833, 
Amasa Wood. 

8. ii. Samuel Briggs, b. in Winthrop, Dec. 25, 1811. 

iii. Martha Jane, b. in Winthrop, June 1, 1820; m. Aug. 19, 1841, 
Thaddeus W. Foss. 

iv. Mary Wood, b. in Winthrop, July 18, 1823; unm. ; d. in Win- 
throp, Nov. 5, 1858, aged 35 years. 

3. Abraham 7 Shaw (Capt. Abraham,* Abraham,* Samuel* Benjamin* 

John, 2 Abraham 1 ) was born in Middleborough, Mass., Dec. 6, 1788, 
and settled in Taunton, Mass.; married Roxa Pierce. He died a 
short time before, or soon after the birth of his son Abraham in 
1822. Children: 

i. Hannah Miller, b. Dec. 30, 1820. 
ii. Abraham, b. March 28, 1822. 

4. Abishai Miller 7 Shaw (Capt. Abraham, 6 Abraham, 6 Samuel* Ben- 

jamin, 8 John, 2 Abraham 1 ) was born in Middleborough, Mass., Jan. 
17, 1791. He was a soldier in the war of 1812-14, and served in 
Capt. Thomas Eastman's company, Major Grant's Battalion of 
Cavalry, in service on the sea coast in the District of Maine. He 
married, Feb. 25, 1817, Miss Hannah Bishop, born Feb. 15, 1794, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Judith (Gilbert) Bishop of Winthrop, 
Me. He was proprietor of the hotel in Winthrop, owned several 
stage lines before the Maine Central railroad was located and built; 
also owned a farm in Winthrop that he managed in connection with 
his other business; an active and successful business man. He died 
in Winthrop, Dec. 3, 1873, aged 83 years. She died in Winthrop, 
Feb. 8, 1841, aged 47 years. Children : 

i. Hannah Miller, b. in Winthrop, Me., Dec. 4, 1817; m. Dec. 4, 
1838, Elias Miller Clark of Winthrop. 

9. ii. Oren Miller, b. in Winthrop, May 4, 1825. 

Abishai Miller Shaw married, Oct. 5, 1859, Mrs. Frances A. 
Crawford, nee Nelson. Thev had one daughter, Frances Miller, 
born June 28, 1861; d. May*26, 1863. 

5. Oren 7 Shaw (Capt. Abraham* Abraham, 6 Samuel* Benjamin, 3 John, 9 

Abraham 1 ) was born in Middleborough, Mass., March 26, 1793. 
He was a soldier in the war of 1812-14, and served in Capt. 
Thomas Eastman's company, Major Grant's Battalion of Cavalry 
(his brother, A. M. Shaw, was in the same company) in the defence 
of the sea coast in the District of Maine. He married Miss Eunice 
Stanley of Winthrop, Me., born Nov. 9, 1793. He was a saddler 
and harness maker by trade, owned considerable real estate, and was 
quite prominent in town affairs. He was one of the building com- 
mittee and active in carrying forward the work of erecting the 
Congregational Church edifice in Winthrop village. He died in 
Winthrop, Me., April 7, 1844, at the age of 51 years. She died in 
Winthrop, June 2, 1859, in her 66th year. No children. 
VOL. li. 17* 

194 Shaw Family. [April, 

6. Ebenezer 7 Shaw (Capt. Abraham* Abraham? Samuel* Benjamin? 

John? Abraham}) was born in Middleborough, Mass., July 10, 1795. 
He owned and occupied the farm originally the homestead of his 
father. He married Fanny Belcher of Northfield, born in 1794. 
Later in life he sold his farm and purchased a house in Winthrop 
Village where he enjoyed the fruits of an industrious and well spent 
life. He died in Winthrop, Me., Nov. 26, 1892, aged 87 years. 
She died in Winthrop, June 12, 1865, aged 71 years. Children: 

1. Eunice Frances, b. in Winthrop, Me., Oct. 13, 1827. Unmarried. 

Died in Winthrop, Nov. 10, 1894. 

2. Lucy Ann, b. in Winthrop, Dec. 15, 1831 ; d. in Winthrop, May 14, 


7. John 7 Shaw (Capt. Abraham? Abraham? Samuel? Benjamin? John? 

Abraham 1 ) was born in Winthrop, Me., Oct. 28, 1800, and in early 
life learned the trade of a saddler and harness maker, probably with 
his brother Oren. He was engaged in said business in early man- 
hood in Dexter, Me. He removed to Orono and later to Carmel, 
Me., where he was successfully engaged in the lumber business. 
He married Miss Mary Dakin, daughter of Samuel and Mary Dakin 
of Orono, Me. He died in Carmel, Me., Sept. 7, 1853, aged 53 
years. She died in Carmel, Aug. 1, 1850, aged 35 years. Children : 

i. Abraham Miller, b. 1835; d. in Washington, D. C, Oct. 2, 1865, 

aged 30 years. No children. 
ii. Hannah Miller, b, April 14, 1842; m. Dec. 24, 1868, Edward J. 

Lawrence of Fairfield, Me. 

8. Samuel Briggs 8 Shaw {Samuel? Abraham? Abraham? Samuel? 

Benjamin? John? Abraham 1 ) was born in Winthrop, Me., Dec. 25, 
1811, and was the only son of Samuel Shaw. He married, May 
18, 1837, Hannah Jane Sanborn of Monmouth, Me., born May 19, 
1815. He owned and occupied the farm in Winthrop that was first 
cleared and settled by his father, and was an active and successful 
business man. He died in Winthrop, June 10, 1891, at the age of 
nearly 80 years. His widow is still living with her son on the 
homestead farm. Children : 

10. i. Oren Samuel, b. in Winthrop, Me., June 24, 1839. 

ii. Olive Jane, b. in Winthrop, Sept. 9, 1841 ; uum. ; d. in Winthrop, 

Nov. 13, 1869. 
iii. Lucy Frances, b. in Winthrop, Dec. 5, 1844; m. Sept. 11, 1864, 
John H. Marrow of Winthrop. 

9. Oren Miller 8 Shaw (Abiahai 7 Miller, Abraham? Abraham? Samuel? 

Benjamin? John? Abraham 1 ) was born in Winthrop, Me., May 4, 
1825, and is the only son of A. M. Shaw. He is the widely known 
and popular " Landlord Shaw," for many years proprietor of the 
Bangor House, Bangor, Me.; the Falmouth Hotel, Portland, Me.; 
and the West End Hotel, Bar Harbor, Me., leading hotels in his 
native State. He married, Feb. 22, 1854, Miss Almira McLaughlin 
of Bangor, Me., born in Cornish, Me., Sept. 2, 1836. Children: 

i. Franklin Augustus, b. in Winthrop, Me., Feb. 4, 1855. 
ii. Harriet Arline, b. in Bangor, Me., Feb. 14, 1856. 

10. Oren Samuel 9 Shaw {Samuel* Briggs, Samuel? Abraham? Abraham? 
Samuel? Benjamin? John? Abraham 1 ) was born in Winthrop, Me., 


Shaw Family. 


June 24, 1839. He is the only son of Samuel B. Shaw, and now 
owns and resides on the homestead farm in Winthrop that was 
first cleared by his grandfather, Samuel Shaw, the eldest son of 
Capt. Abraham Shaw. He married, Nov. 25, 1862, Miss Ella L. 
Dunn, born Sept. 29, 1843. Children: 

i. Hattie Holman, b. in Winthrop, Me., Aug. 19, 1863 ; d. in Winthrop, 

Sept. 13, 1871. 
ii. Ella, b. in Winthrop, June 5, 1865; m. June 3, 1891, John Danner 

of Winthrop. 
iii. Everett Samuel, b. in Winthrop, May 7, 1873; d. in Winthrop, 
Jan. 26, 1891. 

Capt. Abraham Shaw and four of his sons, viz., Samuel, Abishai 
Miller, Oren and Eben lived and died in Winthrop, Me., and their 
remains repose in the ** Maple Cemetery," near Winthrop village. 
The remains of John, the youngest son, are intombed in " Mount 
Hope Cemetery," Bangor, Me. 



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John Miller, 

b. 1737; d. 1807. 

Zilpah Tinkham. 

b. 1737; d. 1818. 

John Miller, 

John Miller, 

[Father's father.] 
John Miller, 

b. 1704; d. 1794. 

b. 1669; d. 1727. 

b. 1624; d. 1720. 
Mercy . 

Francis Coombs. 

Lydia Coombs, 

b. 1678; d. 1734. 

Peter Bennet, 

[Father's mother.] 
Priscilla Bennet, 

b. 1678; d. 1749. 
Priscilla Howland. 

b. 1711; d. 1754. 

Isaac Howland, 

b. 1649; d. 1724. 

Elizabeth Vaughan. 

[Mother's father.] 
John Tinkham, 

b. 1680: d. 1766. 

I Mother's mother.] 
lannah Howland, 

b. 1694; d. 1792. 

Ephraim Tinkham, 

b. 1649; d. 1714. 

Hester Wright, 

b. 1649/ d. 1717. 

Isaac Howland, 

b. 1649; d. 1724. 

Elizabeth Vaughan. 

Ephraim Tinkham, 

b. 1616; d. 1685. 
Mary Brown. 

John Howland, 

b. 1592; d. 1672-3. 
Elizabeth Tilley. 







b. 1600; d. 1687. a 

George Vaughan. 

196 Inscriptions at Edgartown, Mass. [April, 



Communicated by Miss Harriet M. Pease, Genealogist, of Edgartown, Mass. 

This list of the gravestones in the Old Burying Ground near 
Tower Hill, in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., was taken by 
Richard L. Pease of Edgartown, historian and genealogist, m 
April, 1849, and found among his papers. This copy is furnished 
for publication in the New-England Historical and Genealogical 
Register by his daughter. 

John Cooke, son of Tho s and Abigail, d. Dec. 26, 1766, ae. 20 days. 

Temple Philip, son of Tho s and Abigail, d. Feb. 7, 1764, ae. 13 days. 

Jane Vinson, wife of Tho s Vinson, Jr., d. Oct. 11, 1764, ae. 41. 2. 4. 

Joseph Jenkins, d. May 8, 1763, ae. 46. 0. 1. 

Abigail, his widow, d. Aug. 17, 1763, ae. 43. 10. 

W m Jenkins, son of Marshal, d. May 28, 1805, 36 th yr. 

Mary Jenkins, wife of Marshall, d. Dec. 11, 1774, 29 th yr. 

Elizabeth Jenkins, wife of Lemuel, d. July 27, 1776, 2P yr. 

Elizabeth Jenkins, wife of Lemuel, d. Jau. 11, 1772, 29 yr. 

Mary Jenkins, daughter of Marshal and Mary, d. Dec. 2, 1772, ae. 1. 0. 


James Claghorn, d. Jan. 18, 1749, ae. 60. 5. 

Mary Newman, mother of Rev. John Newman, pastor of the Church of 
Christ in this town, d. Sept. 28, 1755, 71 st yr. 

John Newman, Esq., d. Dec. 1 st , 1763, 43 rd yr. 

" Here lies buried y e body of y e Rev. Mr. Samuel Wiswall, late Pastor 
of the Church of Christ in this Town, who departed this life Dec. 23 d , A.D. 
1746, a3. 67 yrs. 3 months, 21 days." 

Brotherton Daggett, d. March 5, 1740, ae. 53. 

Jo 8 Chase, d. May 1, 1749, ae. 60. 2. 20. 

Lydia, his widow, d. July 17, 1749, ae. 52. 2. 11. • 

Tho s Harlock, Esq., d. June 9, 1744, 86 th yr. 

Timothy Smith, d. Jan. 10, 1779, 53 rd yr. 

John Smith, d. May 21, 1777, 56 th yr. 

Mary Smith, only child of John and Mary, d. Jan. 7, 17oo, S m yr. 

Hepsibah Coffin, wife of John, d. Dec. 30, 1736, oe. 25. 10. 

Hepsibah Coffin, daughter of John and Hepsibah, d. Feb. 28, 1736-7, ae. 

0. 2. 0. 

Seth Cleveland d. Sept. 30, 1734, ae. 22. 11. 19. [He was son of Eben 

ezer and Mary Vincent Cleveland.] 

Zephaniah Butler, d. Sept. 15, 1721, ae. — years. 

Abiah Claghorn, wife of Tho s , d. Feb. 10, 1730, ae. 31. 7. — . 

Dorcas Worth, wife of John Worth, Esq., d. Aug. 4, 1730, 33 rd year 

(?53 rd yr.). 

Jedidah Smith, wife to Benj. Smith, Esq., d. Jan. 6, 1736, 80 th yr. 

Benj. Smith, Esq., d. July 4, 1720, 65 th yr. (63?). 

Benjamin Sumner, son of John and Jedidah, d. Nov. 7, 1739, ae. 0. 3. — . 

1897.1 Inscriptions at HJdgm % town, Mass. 197 

Susannah Sumner, daughter of John and Susannah, d. Sept. 28, 1740, 

11 th yr. 

Benjamin Smith, Esq., d. Dec. 18, 1737, 46 th yr of his age. 

Shubael Hawes, sou of Benj. and Dorcas, d. March 12, 1722, ae. 1. 7. — . 

Mehetable Lothrop, wife of Thomas, d. July 31, 1733, ae. 60 yrs. 

John Stanbridge, son of Sam 1 and Elizabeth, d. Dec. 12, 1730, ae. 21. 
10. 10. 

John Worth, Esq., d. Feb. 1, 1732, 65 th yr of his age. 

Ann Worth, his wife, d. June 14, 1724, ae. 53. 3. 15. 

John Worth, Jr., son of John and Sarah, drowned Oct. 20, 1777, ae. 26. 


Damaris Ripley, wife of Peter, d. Dec. 6, 1761, ae. 37. 7. 4. 

Hepsibah Flagg, wife of Anthony, d. Aug. 22, 1782, ae. 42. 2. 4. 

Anthony Flagg, d. Jan. 14, 1787, 41 st yr. 

1769. L. D. Rough stone. 

1742. ? 

1766. B. P. 83 " 

Asa Dunham, son of Benajah and Lydia, d. April 3, 1766; fell from a 
vessel's mast head; ae. 22. 11. 8. 

Mary Norton, daughter of Beriah and Ann Frances, d. Sept. 23, 1781, 
ae. 6. 11. 8. 

Capt. Timothy Daggett, d. Sept. 17, 1775, 85 th yr. 

Mary Daggett, his wife, d. Oct. 2, 1781, 87 th yr. 

" Here lies y e body of y e Rev. Mr. Jonathan Donham, who died Decern 1 * 

18, Anno. Dom. 1717, aged about 85 yrs. Pastor of y e church of Christ 

at Edgartown. 

With Toil and Pains at first He Tell'd y e Ground, 
CalPd to Dress God's Vineyard and w s faithful Found ; 
Full thirty Years y e Gospel he Did Despense, 
His Work Being Done, Christ Jesus cal'd Him Hence." 

" In memory of the Rev. Samuel Kingsbury, who died of the small pox 
Dec. 30, 1778, ae. 42, 0. 2. 

He did in virtue and in meakness shine, 
A learned scholar and a good Divine." 

" Here lyes y e body of Thomas Trapp aged 85 years, died Octo r the 
15 th , 1719. 

All you that comes my grave to see 
Such as I am so must you be. 
Flee sin therefor, live godly still, 
Then welcome death come when it will." 

Lemuel Little, d. March 21, 1723. 

Mary Little, daughter of Tho 8 and Jedidah, d. Jan. 25, 1726-7, ae. 0. 6. 
Abigail Trapp, wife of Thomas, d. Feb. 14, 1717, ae. 29. 5. — 
Sarah Trapp, wife of John, d. June 18, 1718, ae. 35. 4. 14. 
John Trapp, d. Feb. 3, 1717-18, ae. 42. 
Ebenezer Norton, Esq., d. April 11, 1769, 79 th yr. 
Deborah Norton, his widow, d. Dec. 3, 1772, 92 nd yr. 

" Shade-like my days decline away 
And like the withered grass I fall ; 
But Lord Thou dost abide for aye 
Thy mem'ry eke to ages all." 

198 Inscriptions at Edgartown^ Mass. [April, 

Susanna Swasey, daughter of Joseph and Susanna, d. Sept. 7, 1773, ae. 
29. 0. 9. 

Joseph Norton, Esq., d. Jan. 30, 1741-2, ae. 89. 10. — . 

John Collin, d. Sept. 5, 171 1, ae. about 64 yrs. 

Mr. John Logan, d. May 22, 1730, ae. 36. 3. 0. 

James Pees, d. March 27, 1719, ae. 82. 0. 12. 

Henry Butler, son of Henry and Sarah, d. Dec. 17, 1737, 27 th yr. 

Dea. Matthew Norton, d. Dec. 5, 1779, ae. 82. 7. 13. 

Mary, his wife, d. Dec. 13, 1779, 83. 80. 4. — . 

Miss Mary Norton, d. 1781. 

John Norton, one of his majesties coroners, d. Dec. 6, 1730, ae. about 56 

Mary Beetle, wife of Christopher, d. Jan. 15, 1746, 46 th yr. 

Anna Butler, wife of Thomas, d. Oct. 1, 1733, ae. about 51 yrs. 

Mary Norton, daughter of John and Hepsibah, d. Nov. 21, 1740, ae. 6. 
0. 4. 

Robert Stone, Sen r , d. March 12, 1689-90, ae. 65 yrs. 

Jeremiah Pease, y e only son of Nathaniel Pease, by Hannah his wife, d. 
July 3, 1749, 20 th yr of his age. 

Bayes Norton, d. March 1, 1785, 87 th yr of his age. 

Mary Norton, his wife, d. March 13, 1754, ae. 58 yrs. 

The foregoing are all that now remain on the gravestones of the Old 
Burying Ground, April, 1849. — R. L. Pease. 

Note. — This list of stones was taken by my father for his own use and not 
for publication, hence the words "In memory of," "Here lyes y e body of," and 
"departed this life," do not appear, and only a few of the epitaphs. These 
stones are of dark blue slate. Only one, that of W ra Jenkins, is of white marble. 
The epitaph of Elizabeth, 2 d wife of Lemuel Jenkins and daughter of Zaccheus 
May hen, reads as follows ; 

"Could blooming Years and modesty 
And all thats pleasing to the eye 
Against grim death ben a defence 
Elizabeth had not gone hence 
The God that gave her called her home 
Whose pow' r divine shall burst this tomb 
Then Pheonex like from Parent dust 
She'l soar on high to God most just." 

One other stone, probably placed there after the list was made, reads as fol- 
lows : "Mr. Benajah Dunhan died April — , 1799, a? 94 yrs. Erected by Joseph 
Dunham, his great grandson, 1849." This does not, however, agree with the 
date given in the Rev. Joseph Thaxter's Diary of Deaths. Parson Thaxter says : 
"Benajah Dunham died January 27, 1802, of old age, aged about 93" and adds : 
"This man has been the oldest in this Town for 10 years in which Time 170 have 
died younger than he was." The date given, Jan. 27, was the date of the 
funeral and not of death which was probably the day before. 

The three graves marked by "rough stones" are doubtless those of members 
of the Dunham family. "1769, L.D." was probably intended for Lydia Dunham, 
first wife of the above named Benajah Dunham. She died, or was buried, Oct. 
3, 17G9, aged about 55 years. "1766, B. P. {?D.) 83" no doubt was intended for 
Benajah Dunham, who died Feb. 8, 176G, aged about 80. "1742," the stone be- 
tween the other two, and on which the letters cannot be deciphered, may mark 
the grave of Sarah [Covel], the wife of Benajah Dunham the elder, and of 
whose death we have no record. 

The stone of Robert Stone, sen., was replaced by another of white marble by 
the same hands and reads as follows: "Here lyes buried y c Body of Robert 
Stone, sen'. 83. 65 yrs. departed this life 12 day of March 1689. This is in place 

1897.] Contribution to a Gorton Genealogy. 199 

of the oldest grave stone on Martha's Vinyard. Erected by Joseph Dunham, 
1863. The old stone lies here defaced. Sixty rods south east from this grave 
may be seen the ruins of the cellar of the House of the first white settlers, who 
came to the Island 1630." 

This stone too, now lies on the ground broken. Several have disappeared en- 
tirely, and some are broken into bits. Of these are the stones of Lemuel Little 
and Mary Little. One fragment lying on the ground has the letters "ittle" upon 
it. Harriet M. Pease. — Genealogist. 


By Elliot Stone, Esq., of Rivcrdale, New York City. 

Although we know from Samuel Gorton's own words that he and his 
forefathers " for many generations " were born in the town of Gorton in 
Lancashire, the precise date of his birth does not seem to be anywhere 
stated. Savage says he was born about 1600, and Mr. J. O. Austin gives 
the year as 1592, stating that Gorton was forty-four years of age when he 
landed in Boston in 1637 with wife Elizabeth, son Samuel, and other chil- 
dren. In "Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica" for 1873 there is a 
long list of Gortons of Lancashire* which includes the following: 

Feb. 12, 1592-3 Samuel son of Thomas Gorton bapt Colleg. Ch. Man- 

1600 & odd. Samuel Gorton, the founder of a religious sect in Amer- 
ica, " was born early in the 17th century in the town of Gorton &c." 

Oct. 2, 1601. Samuel son of Adam Gorton bapt Colleg. Ch. (" proba- 
bly the Samuel above referred to "). 

1607. Adam Gorton one of the two Constables of Droylsden near 

1629. Adam Gorton of Droylsden, will proved at Chester. 

Gorton and Droylsden were close to Manchester and tributary to the 
Collegiate Church. The second item is probably an extract from Sparks's 
American Biography, and the question is, which of the two Samuels bap- 
tized is our Gorton? If Mr. Austin is correct, he would seem to be the son 
of Thomas, but it may be observed that Adam had a son named Oty well and 
our Samuel had a grandson named Othniel, between which names there is 
sufficient resemblance to warrant a suspicion that the first has suffered in 
transcription. Perhaps some one may have an opportunity to examine the 
will of Adam Gorton proved at Chester in 1629. 

In the same volume of " Miscellanea" there is a heraldic seal showing 
gules, ten billets or, a chief of the second : crest — a goat's head erased, du- 
cally gorged, which was used by a Gorton in the 18th century. This coat 
is ascribed to Gorton, without a crest, in early editions of Burke, so it may 
be regarded as ancient, and probably that which Samuel Gorton had in 
mind when he said that his " ancestors were not unknown to the records of 
the heraldry of England." 

The wills of Mrs. Mary Mayplett of London and Dr. John Maplett of 
Bath, discovered by Mr. Henry F. Waters and published in the Register 

♦Dr. Howard's Miscellanea Geoealogica et Heraldica, Vol. I, New Series, pp. 321-5; 

200 Contribution to a Gorton Genealogy. [April, 

for 1890, p. 384, and 1892, p. 153, prove that Samuel Gorton's wife was 
Mary Maplett, whose parentage would seem to justify the statement that 
M she had been as tenderly nurtured as any man's wife in Plymouth." Judge 
Brayton in his " Defence of Gorton," and Mr. Austin, call the wife Eliza- 
beth, and it has been suggested that two sets of children are rather indi- 
cated by Gorton's special bequest to his eldest son Samuel for helping " me 
bring up my family when my children were young"; but the third son, 
Benjamin, named a child Maplet, and if Gorton had lost a first wife in New 
England it would hardly have escaped notice. Mrs. Mayplett's will refers to 
her daughter Mary, wife of Samuel Gorton, in New England, and Dr. Maplett 
made bequests to his sister, x Mrs. Mary Gorton of New England, and to 
each of her children. This Dr. Maplett was an eminent physician, and a 
long account of him can be found in Wood's Athenae Oxonieusis, which 
states that he was " son of a father of both his names, a sufficient shoe- 
maker, in the parish of St. Martin's le Grand in London." [What was a 
"sufficient" shoemaker? J Foster's Alumni Oxon. refers to him as John 
Maplett, son of John of London, city, gent., Christ Church College, matricu- 
lated 24 Feb. 163J, aged 20, D. Med., Principal Gloucester Hall, and the 
Dictionary of National Biography states that he seems to have had an uncle 
residing in Holland or the Low Countries, whom he visited. His monu- 
ment is in St. Peter's Church, Bath, and the following reference thereto is 
made in " Monumental inscriptions at Bath from MSS. of Antony a Wood," 
in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, New series, Vol. 4, p. 58. " The 
ar'es (armes) over it are arg. three chevrons b. [blue], his epitaph ye may 
see at length in Mr. Thomas Guidot's book of ye Bath." It appears, 
therefore, that Mrs. Samuel Gorton was Mary, daughter of John Maplett, 
gent, of St. Martin's le Grand, London, and Mary, his wife, and that her 
family probably bore arms, although it must be added that the heraldic or- 
dinaries do not mention them. In fact, Maplett must be a very uncommon 
name, for an extended search through tables of English names has revealed 
only the following other instances, which may therefore be of interest : 

Rev. John Maplet, as to whom we learn from Newcourt's Repertorium, 
Cooper's Athena? Cantabrigiensis, and Diet. Nat. Biog., that he was matric- 
ulated as sizar of Queen's Coll., Camb., in Dec. 1560, M.A. 1567, instituted 
to rectory of Great Lees in Essex, 26 Nov. 1568, which he exchanged for 
vicarage of Northall in Middlesex, where he was buried 7 Sept. 1592. He 
was author of " Argemonie or the pryncipall vertues of Stones," " A greene 
forest &c." and " The Diall of Destiny." He married a widow named El- 
len Leap and had John, Thomas 1577, Margaret, Ellen 1576, and Mary 
1581. In view of his residence close to London, might not his son John 
have been the father of Dr. John Maplett and Mrs. Gorton ? 

Le Neve in Fasti Anglicauae mentions Edward Maplet, collated as Pre- 
bend of Carlisle, 4 March 168J, died 31 Aug. 1624. Lysons says he was 
also vicar of Addinghay in Cumberland. 

The Register of Oxford University refers to Henry Maplet of Cumber- 
land, clerici Alius, matriculated Queen's Coll. 1619, aged 18, who was pro- 
bably son of above Edward. 

Hutchinson's History of Cumberland states that Christopher Richmond 
of Highhead Castle, who died in 1642, had first wife Ann, daughter of 
Thomas Mayplate of Salkeld. 

From these few instances the name would seem to have been chiefly as- 
sociated with Cumberland. 


1897.] William Putnam Kuhn. 201 


By George Kuhn Clarke, LL. B. 

William Putnam Kuhn was born in Boston October 24, 1839, and 
baptized February 12, 1841, by the Rev. Samuel Barrett, D.D., of the 
Twelfth Congregational Society, whose church the family attended for 
thirty-four years. 

The middle name, Putnam, was selected as a tribute to the memory of 
Jesse Putnam, of the firm of Putnam & Ingalls, with whom George H. 
Kuhn had served his apprenticeship. The paternal ancestry of William, or 
Putnam, as he was more frequently called, is given in the memoir of his 
father, Honorable George H. Kuhn, the eminent merchant, which was 
published in the Dedham Historical Register in 1891. It is sufficient to 
say here that his mother was Martha, daughter of Major Walter and 
Martha (Tufts) Frost of Cambridge, and that through her he was des- 
cended from some of the oldest families in Cambridge, Charlestown and 
Medford. His paternal grandfather was Jacob Kuhn, for forty-nine years 
messenger of the General Court, or, as now designated, sergeant-at-arms. 

The house in which Putnam was born was on the northerly corner of 
Beacon and Charles streets, and had been occupied since July, 1825 by his 
father, who purchased it in February, 1835, and made extensive alterations 
in the spring of that year. For nearly fifty-four years this house, which 
was in a most attractive location, commanding a view of the Common, and 
of the Bay, which later was filled, and became the Public Garden, was the 
family home, and here the Honorable George H. Kuhn died February 
21, 1879. In the spring of 1887 the property was sold to Mr. Andrew C. 
Wheelwright, who two and a half years later took down the old-fashioned 
house, and built a lofty modern structure upon the site. 

It was the custom for the family to go to what was then called the coun- 
try for two or three months in each year, and the first three summers of 
Putnam's life were passed upon the farm of Isaac Stone in Watertown. 
Subsequent summers were spent in Medford, Somerville, Cambridge and 
Woburn, and the boy had a taste of country life which he often referred to 
with pleasure. 

A visit to the home of his mother's relatives, the Austins, who lived 
in the ancient house, now 21 Linnsean Street, Cambridge, was always 
eagerly anticipated by him, as the children were sure of a cordial welcome, 
and there many holidays and vacations were happily spent. 

At the age of six he went to a school on Myrtle street, kept by a lady, was 
afterwards a pupil of David B. Tower's, and in the autumn of 1849 entered 
Chauncy-Hall School, where he continued till the spring of 1856, mak- 
ing a good record as a scholar, and receiving a second silver medal in 
1854. ' 

When a youth his health was delicate, and as his two elder brothers, 
Austin and George Gideon, young men of much promise and dili- 
gent students, had died of consumption, the former the year after his gra- 
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202 William Putnam Kuhn. [April, 

duation from Harvard University, and the latter when a member of the 
senior class there, it was decided that he should not take a collegiate course, 
and on April 19, 1856, he became a clerk in the counting house of R. B. 
Storer & Co., importers of Russian goods, and remained with them five 

As early as 1861, although later engaged in the cotton business for a time, 
he became his father's assistant, and eventually his successor in many im- 
portant trusts, which he fulfilled with diligence aud fidelity, occupying the 
office in the Union Building which had been his father's place of business 
since August 15, 1838. He was a loyal son and ministered to his father in 
his declining years with cheerful devotion, and unfailing tenderness and 

On April 27, 1863, with William Brandt Storer as a companion, Put- 
nam sailed for Russia in the bark Florence, returning in September, hav- 
ing visited St. Petersburg, Moscow, and other Russian cities. 

He was in Europe from June to December, 1867, and in October, 1868, 
immediately after his marriage, again went abroad, and was absent a year. 

In July, 1870, the house numbered 89 Pinckney Street, then a de- 
sirable locality, was purchased, and for many years was his residence. 

During the childhood of his daughter the family passed the summers at 
Princeton in this state, but afterwards at Mount Desert, Maine, and at North 
Conway, New Hampshire, which place Mr. Kuhn had frequented when a 
young man, and where he always found pleasure in mountain excursions. 

In August, 1887, he went to Europe, and remained fifteen months. In 
April, 1889, he returned to Europe, and was there much of the time, prin- 
cipally in Paris, the remainder of his life. A portion of the summer and 
autumn, however, was usually passed at his country place in Needham, 
Massachusetts. In the estate at Needham, which had belonged to his 
father, Mr. Kuhn took great interest, and enjoyed being there, and it was 
sufficiently near Boston to enable him to go to his office daily. 

During his latter years he went to Pau, in the south of France, each 
spring, and was a member of the English Club there. Early in 1890 he 
was in Algiers, and the same year traveled in Spain, and visited the old 
Moorish city of Grenada. Excursions through Brittany and Normandy, 
at different times, and a stay in Rome in 1892, were pleasant features of 
his life abroad. 

From April 11, 1860, to 1870, he was a member of the Independent 
Corps of Cadets, and May 26, 1862, enlisted in the United States service, 
from which he was honorably discharged July 2 following. He occasional- 
ly spoke of his service at Fort Warren, and of Gen. Simon Bolivar Buck- 
ner, Gen. Tilghman, Gen. McCall and other Confederate prisoners, who 
were guarded by the Cadets in June, 1862. 

He was an original member of the Veteran Association of the Cadets, 
and its first secretary, serving from May 26, 1876, to April 19, 1878. 

From February 2, 1863, until his death, he was a director of the Boyl- 
ston Market Association, and treasurer and proprietors' clerk from Feb- 
ruary 6, 1867, to February, 1888. 

He was clerk of the Proprietors of Louisburg Square April 18, 1871, 
to February 22, 1893, and treasurer one year from the spring of 1878, 
and his handsome penmanship, which he had acquired at an early age, com- 
bined with strict accuracy, made him a model recording officer. 

He was a director of the Massachusetts Mutual Fire Insurance Company 
from January 14, 1879, to January, 1895, and of the Everett Mills from 

1897.] William Putnam Kuhn. 203 

June 18, 1879, until his decease. On April 13, 1880, he was elected a 
trustee of the Suffolk Savings Bank, and served to April, 1890, with the 
exception of the year 1888-89. An original subscriber to the Chauncy- 
Hall School Association, he held the position of director ten years, from 
March 30, 1883, and was president from 1889 to 1893, his resignation bear- 
ing date March 31, 1893. 

From October, 1874, to October, 1883, and again from October, 1889, 
to October, 1892, he was a director of the Industrial Aid Society, and 
' served as treasurer from November 3, 1880, to October, 1887. Also trea- 
surer of the Chartitable Orthopedic Association for fifteen years, and of 
the Children's Hospital from October 24, 1876, to November, 1877, and a 
manager of the latter institution from 1877 to 1880. On July 10, 1879, 
he was elected a manager of the Boston Dispensary, and served the re- 
mainder of his life. His membership in the Massachusetts Charitable So- 
ciety dated from September 15, 1879, and he was a trustee one year from 
September 5, 1887. From 1885 to 1887 he was treasurer of the Society 
for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Clergymen, and had previously served 
two or three years on its finance committee. 

After his marriage he attended the First Church in Boston, and was 
trustee of its Charity Endowment Fund from March 16, 1884, to April, 

On many occasions he served as an examiner of the accounts and securi- 
ties of savings banks, and other corporations and societies. 

On June 6, 1881, he succeeded his father, there having been a vacancy 
for more than two vears, as trustee under the will of the Honorable Abbott 
Lawrence " for the building of Model Lodging Houses in the City of 
Boston," and gave considerable time to this trust, which is represented by 
several large brick buildings on East Canton Street. Among the trusts 
which Mr. Kuhn held, that of trustee under the will of Edmund T. Has- 
tings required close attention and careful management; and several other 
estates were settled by him with fidelity and ability. 

From 1865 to 1889 he was a member of the Union Club, and its trea- 
surer from 1880 to 1884, and in 1889 became a member of the Puritan 

He was elected a member of the Boston Society of Natural History 
November 18, 1864, and resigned in 1869. In February, 1880, he became 
j a member of the Antiquarian Club, the predecessor of the Bostonian So- 
| ciety, in 1882 of the Webster Historical Society, and June 17, 1885, of the 
Bunker Hill Monument Association; was also a life member of the Archae- 
ological Institute of America, having been elected May 14, 1886. 

He was a contributor to many organized charities, and made several dona- 
tions to small libraries. He had a fine library of some twelve hundred 
i volumes, and found pleasure in his books. 

Mr. Kuhn was a gentleman of the strictest integrity, courteous to all 
i men, fond of children and of animals, and of a kindly and gentle nature 
i that made him beloved. His generosity to the poor is well known to 
1 many, and he was ever ready to assist a worthy cause with a liberal sub- 

Modest and unassuming in his manner, he never sought prominence in 
public affairs, although interested in them. A safe and conservative ad- 
viser, he often gave gratuitously his time and thoughts to the service of 
people of limited means, but was extremely reticent as to his own acts of 
kindness; and his sudden death, which occurred in Paris, on Saturday, 

204 Snow Genealogy, [April, 

November 21, 1896, was deplored by many persons who appreciated him 
and relied upon him. 

The funeral was from the American Episcopal Church of the Trinity, 
and his remains were interred near the Bois de Boulogne. 

He married in Plymouth, Massachusetts, October 13, 1868, Mary Roberts 
French, daughter of Arthur and Mary Hayman (Goddard) French, the 
Rev. Rufus Ellis, D.D., officiating. 

From this marriage there were two daughters, Grace born in Edinburgh, 
Scotland, August 14, 1869, died in Stuttgart, Wurttemberg, January 22, 
1870, and Grace Lillian born in Boston. 

Mr. Kuhn was tall and of good presence, and was the last male descen- 
dant of the name from his great grandfather John George Kuhn, and 
with him the family, which had been highly respected since the middle of 
the last century, becomes extinct 


By Mrs. Charles L. Alden, of Troy, N. Y. 
[Concluded from Vol. 49, page 453.] 

32. Bethia 3 Snow {Stephen 2 , Nicholas 1 ), born in Eastham, July 1, 1672; 
died a widow in 1734. She married in Eastham, May 14, 1694 ? 
John 3 Smyth (Samuel, 2 Ralph 1 ), son of Samuel and Mary (Hop- 
kins) Smyth. He was born in Eastham, May 26, 1673. Died about 
1717, in Chatham, leaving six sons and three daughters. Settle- 
ment of his estate, July 31, 1734. The guardians of the minor chil- 
dren, John and Bethiah, appointed July, 1722. Samuel was made 
executor. The Smyth items are gathered from N. E. Hist, and Gen. 
Register, 1872, page 190, and Mary Shannon Smith, a descendant 
through John's son Samuel. Children : 

i. James 4 Smith, b. Feb. 1694-5 ; d. May 27, 16%. 

ii. Samuel Smith, b. May 21, 1696 ; spoken of as ** ye eldest son." He 
married first July 19, 1778, Mary Higgins. He married second 
" Sarah Snow of Eastham" in 1736, and had a Samuel Snow, b. 
1744; m. 1776, Sarah Pepper, moved to East Haddam and after- 
wards to Sandisfield, Mass. before the Revolutionary War. 

iii. Deane Smith, "born in Chatham"; m. Hester , and had 

1. Dean, b m. Rachel, and had Rachel, Esther ,Aseph and Martha. 

2. Aseph. 5 3. Heman. b 4. Mirriam.* 
iv. Stephen Smith. 

v. David Smith. 

vi. Seth Smith, born in Chatham, about 1713; m. Elizabeth and 

had 1. Hugh, 5 b. Jan. 8, 1739 ; d. y. 2. Mary, b b. Aug. 22, 1740, 

m. Seth Nickerson. 3. Seth, b b. Aug. 22, 1743 ; m. Eliz Eldridge. 

4. Enos, b b. Feb. 21, 1745; accidentally shot. 5. Elizabeth, 6 b. 

Feb. 6, 1748; m. Moses Mayo. 6. Hugh, b b. July 21, 1751. 

7. Zillah b h. Sept. 7, 1753; m. Miller Paine. His second wife 

was Mary Nickerson, whom he m. Nov. 18, 1756. His will dated 

March 10, 1787. 
vii. Mercy Smith. 
viii. Mary Smith. 
ix. John Smith. 
x. Bethiah Smith. 

1897.] Snow Genealogy, 205 

33. Ebenezer 3 Snow {Stephen, 2 Nicholas 1 ), born in Eastham; his birth 
not recorded. Died before April 9, 1725. He married Hope Hor- 
ton Dec. 22, 1698. She married 2d Thomas Atkins, and went to 
Chatham to live where some of her children settled. From pro- 
bate records at Barnstable, I think this name is Haughton, and that 
they were connected with the Haughtons of Milton. Ebenezer 
Snow is appointed to divide the estate of John Haughton, and Sam- 
uel Haughton later on gives to heirs of son John deceased, also to 
heirs of other sons deceased. In a division of Ebenezer Snow's es- 
tate March 4, 1737-8, the daughters are not mentioned, only the 
sons, Thomas, Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Henry, Elisha and Aaron. 
Children, born in Eastham: 

82. i. Susanna 4 Snow, b. Feb. 6, 1699-1700. 

83. ii. Thomas Snow, b. Feb. 1, 1702. 

84. iii. Ebenezer Snow, b. Feb. 16, 1703-4. 

85. iv. Nathaniel Snow, b. Feb. 7, 1705-6. 

86. v. Henry Snow, b. Jan. 6, 1706-7. 

87. vi. Aaron Snow, b. March 20, 1707-8. 

88. vii. Samuel Snow, b. 1709-10; d. June 10, 1728. 

89. viii. Thankful Snow, b. July 3, 1714. 

90. ix. Elisha Snow, b. Oct. 9, 1716. 

91. x. Hope Snow, b. Nov. 18, 1718. 

92. xi. Hannah Snow, b. Dec. 11, 1720. 

93. xii. Bashua Snow, b. Oct. 4, 1723. 

34. John 3 Snow {John 2 Nicholas 1 ), born in Eastham, May 3, 1678. 

He married Feb. 25, 1700-1, Elizabeth Ripley. Her parentage is 
not certainly determined. She was born May 13, 1678. I do not 
know when she died. 

John 3 Snow, father of the above, was one of the oldest proprie- 
tors of Truro, in 1639. In division of land John Snow had the 8th 
lot, bounded on northerly side by Lieut. Joseph Snow dec'd, and 
south by lot of Thomas Paine. In 1703 he was one to decide 
boundaries. In 1703, reference to John Snow dec'ed, his father 
evidently. In 1725 he was town clerk. In act of proprietors in 
1730 his name does not appear. He had pew No. 2, £5, on left 
hand in the church. He was one of four to call Rev. John Avery 
in 1710-11. Children: 

Elizabeth 4 Snow, b. in Eastham, March 27, 1700. 
Joshua Snow, b. in Eastham, Sept. 22, 1701. 
Ann Snow, b. in Eastham, July 14, 1703. 
John Snow, b. in Eastham, Sept. 27, 1706. 
Anthony Snow, b. in Eastham, July 28, 1708. 
Elisha Snow, b. in Truro, Nov. 18, 1711. 
Isaac Snow, b. in Truro, March 21, 1714. 
Mary Snow, b. in Truro, Sept. 9, 1716. 
Ambrose Snow, b. in Truro, Feb. 15, 1719. 
Amasa Snow, b. in Truro, Jan. 22, 1722. 
David Snow, b. in Truro, April 14, 1723. 

I find no will or settlement of the estate. 

35. Isaac 3 Snow {John, 2 Nicholas 1 ), born in Eastham, Aug. 10, 1683. I 

find no marriage of Isaac Snow, and think he moved away, but 
where, I cannot ascertain as yet. He was on the list of proprietors, 
and again June 16, 1707. He was selectman 1709. 
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36. Polish a 8 Snow (John, 2 Nicholas 1 ), born in Eastham, Jan. 10, 1686-7. 

Rich's History of Truro says he came there to live, but I find no 
trace of him, and remember seeing somewhere that he went to Maine. 

37. Jabez 3 Snow (Jabez, 2 Nicholas 1 ), son of Jabez and Elizabeth 

(Smyth*) Snow. Born in Eastham, 6 Sept. 1670. He died at 
Eastham (within the present limits of the town) Oct. 14, 1650, 
gravestone. His will was dated Oct. 7 or 12, 1143. Proved Jan. 
23, 1750. He speaks of three sons — Jabez, Silvanus and Samuel; 
and three daughters — Elizabeth Kuowles, wife of Thomas; Tabi- 
tha Mayo, wife of John; and Phebe Smith, wife of David. He 
married Elizabeth Treat, about 1695, daughter of Rev. Samuel 
and Elizabeth (Mayo) Treat. This has been doubted, but is sus- 
tained by wills. (See Treat Genealogy.) His wife Elizabeth, born 
July 24, 1676; "died March 3, 1755, in her 79th year. See grave- 
stone, Eastham burying ground, near railroad station." (Treat 
Gen.) Children, recorded in Eastham : 

105. i. Jabez 4 Snow, b. July 22, 1696. 

ii. Joshua Snow, b. March 12, 1700; d. y. 

106. iii. Elizabeth Snow, b. Oct. 8, 1703. 

107. iv. Silvanus Snow, b. Feb. 16, 1704-5. 

108. v. Tabitha Snow, b. March 21, 1707. 

109. vi. Samuel Snow, b. Jan. 22, 1708 to 1709. 

110. vii. Edward Snow, b. May 18, 1711; d. y. 

111. viii. Phebe Snow. 

38. Edward 3 Snow (Jabez, 2 Nicholas 1 ), son of Jabez and Eliz (Smyth) 

Snow; born in Eastham, March 26, 1672. He lived in Eastham, 
and removed to Harwich, now Brewster. He married about 1695, 
Sarah Freeman, daughter of John, Jr., and Sarah (Merrick) Free- 
man, born Sept. 1676. He died in Eastham about 1757. His will 
was dated April 8, 1754; probated Sept. 20, 1758. He speaks of 
"sons Jabez Snow and Joseph Snow; seven grandchildren, heirs of 
his son Nathaniel ; four grandchildren, heirs of daughter Martha 
Barker, dec'd; to grandson Edward." His wife died Aug. 23, 1739. 
Oct. 12, 1701, Edward Snow's wife admitted to Harwich church. 
Nov. 30, Edward Snow was admitted. He was in the 3d Re- 
move School District in 1725. (See page 524, Freeman's Hist, of 
Cape Cod.) His children are not all on record, and two different ac- 
counts have come to us, from the Freeman Genealogy and one other 
source, and from Miss Cobb, a descendant of Joseph, taken from 
a family Bible and other sources. Freeman's Genealogy says : 
"Thomas 4 born about 1698. Jabezabt 1700. Rebecca abt 1702, and 
Joseph abt 1704." Miss Cobb's record gives the following, all born 
in Harwich: 

i. Thomas 4 Snow, b. 1701 ; " died a single man" before his father in 

* Since sending the family of Jabez Snow' to Register I have discovered that his wife 
was Eliz. Smyth, daughter of 1st Ralph, born Sept. 1648. 

f lam not so sure that Thomas died unmarried. A Thomas Snow married Sept. 23, 
1730, Sarah Young, who may have been this Thomas, or may have been son of Benjamin 3 
(Joseph, 2 Nicholas 1 ), born 1706-7. A Thomas Snow, Jr., died in 1731. Administration 
given to Nathaniel Freeman of Harwich. A widow is spoken of. — Barnstable Probate 

Book 5, pages 53-83. " The Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Snow, Late of Harwich, 
deed, as it was shewed to us the subscriber by the father of the said Thomas Snow, Dec'd, 
taken the first day of August, 1732." " On the 8th day of Jany. Nath'l Freeman exhibited 
above inventory as a true statement" &c. of Thomas Snow, late of Harwich. 








1897.] Snow Genealogy. 207 

Jabez Snow, b. 1703. 

Rebecca Snow, b. 1705 ; died young. 

Martha Snow, b. Oct. 2, 1707. 
Nathaniel Snow, b. Jan. 8, 1709. 

Sarah Snow, died young without children. 

Nathan Snow, b. May 27, 1716 ; died young without children. 
, Joseph Snow, b. Sept. 14, 1718. If there was a son Joseph born 
in 1704, he died young, for this date is unquestioned. 

39. Grace 3 Snow (Jabez, 2 Nicholas 1 ), born in Eastham, Feb. 1, 1674. 

She married 1st, Samuel Hedge (who were his parents?) on Dec. 8, 
1698. He died May 19, 1714. She married 2d, George Lewis, 
July 21, 1716, by Nathaniel Freeman, Esq. I have found no chil- 
dren by her second husband. She was appointed administratrix of 
Samuel Hedge's estate July 6, 1714, and in 1726-7, Jan. 31, George 
Lewis of Eastham, yeoman, quit claimed to Elisha Hedge of Boston 
in County of Suffolk, tailor, all that my wife's dower or thirds set- 
tled on her by her former husband, land lying in Eastham, and sat- 
isfied for trouble and expense of bringing up young children. In 
Elisha Hedge's will he speaks of wife Grace, " eldest son Elisha," 
children Elizabeth, Lemuel, Samuel and Thankful. Witnessed by 
Samuel and Barnabas Freeman. Children, from Eastham records: 

i. Thankful 4 Hedge, b. Aug. 29, 1699; d. y. 

ii. Mary Hedge, b. Nov. 20, 1701 ; d. May 17, 1714. 

iii. Samuel Hedge, b. January 10, 1703-4 ; d. y. 

iv. Elisha Hedge, b. Feb. 4, 1705-6. 

v. Elizabeth Hedge, b. April 14, 1708. 

vi. Lemuel Hedge. 

vii. Samuel Hedge, b. March 4, 1709-10. 

viii. Jabez Hedge, b. April 14, 1712; d. before 1714. 

ix. Thankful Hedge, b. April 17, 1714. 

40. Deborah 8 Snow (Jabez 2 Nicholas 1 ), daughter of Jabez and Eliza- 

beth (Smyth) Snow, born in Eastham between 1678 and 1690; 
married (Harwich Records) Nov. 21, 1706, *Stephen 8 Myrick, son 
of William 2 Myrick (Ensign William) and Abigail (Hopkins) My- 
rick. Died March 11, 1731-2. Administration is granted to Deb- 
orah Myrick of Harwich on the estate of her husband, Stephen 
Myrick, late of Harwich. Inventory of estate, £128. 02 01. Chil- 
dren, on Harwich Records : 

i. Joshua 4 Myrick, b. April 17, 1708. 

ii. Snow Myrick, b. Jan. 15, 1709-10. 

iii. Deborah Myrick, b. 1712. 

iv. Samuel Myrick, b. Jan. 5, 1714-15. 

v. Oliver Myrick, b. Dec. 14, 1716. 

vi. Thomas Myrick, b. Dec. 12, 1718 ; m. Hannah Hopkins. 

vii. Simeon Myrick, b. April, 1721. 

viii. Jabez Myrick, b. Feb., 1723. 

ix. Seth Myrick, b. Aug. 25, 1725. 

x. Jetiiro Myrick, b. 1725. 

41. Elizabeth 3 Snow (Jabez, 2 Nicholas 1 ), born before 1690. Probably 

the one who married, Dec. 7, 1706, Edward Kenrick of Harwich, 
sou of Dr. Jonathan Kenrick. She died before April 30, 1713, 

♦There is an error in the Bangs Genealogy. The parentage of this Stephen is given as 
son of Stephen 2 (William 1 ) and Mary (Bangs) Myrick, whereas their son died young, and 
T get my authority for the above from Harwich records and Mr. Josiah Paine. 

208 Snow Genealogy. [April, 

when Edward Kenrick married Deborah Tucker. She had two 
children, who probably died young: 

i. Thomas 4 Kenrick. 

ii. Solomon Kenrick. 

By second wife Edward Kenrick had Jonathan, b. Nov. 14, 1715 ;- 
Susanna, b. Jan. 24, 1713-14, and a John, and seven other children. 
Mr. Josiah Paine says Probate Records have a record of the di- 
vision of the estate in 1715, and John is spoken of as "eldest son." 

There has been considerable confusion in placing the different 
Elizabeths. There is an Elizabeth 4 Snow, daughter of Thomas 4 
(Mark, 2 Nicholas 1 ), born 1693, and I have placed her as wife to her 
cousin, Josiah Snow, born 1694, A Josiah Snow of Norwich, Cc, 
" from the Cape." Either he or his son go to South Hadley, and 

marry Mary , and had Ebenezer, 1758, Josiah and Jabez. 

The name Jabez would indicate a descent from Jabez Snow, but 

where I cannot sav. 


42. Rachel 3 Snow (Jabez, 2 Nicholas 1 ), born about 1685 in Eastham; 

married Aug. 29, 1717, Thomas Huckins of Barnstable, son of 
Thomas and Hannah (Chipman) Huckins. She died March 22, 
1765. Thomas Huckins was born in Barnstable Jan. 15, 1687—8. 
Children, all born in Barnstable, and all died unmarried but James. 
See Otis's Barnstable Families. 

i. Samuel 4 Huckens, b. Sept. 29, 1718. 

ii. Thomas Huckens, b. Nov. 29, 1719. 

iii. John Huckens, b. May 12, 1721. 

iv. Jabez Huckens,), Maroh 12 1722 o 

v. Snow Huckens, / b " Marcn "' «»-«• 

vi. Joseph Huckens, b. June 24, 1726. 

vii. A son, born Feb. 7, 1727-8, died same day. 

viii. James Huckens, b. April 11, 1730; d. June 25, 1818. "He was 

the father of the late Capt. Samuel Huckens." 
ix. Elizabeth Huckens, b. July 9, 1732. 

I have closely investigated the families of Hannah 3 and Rebecca 2 
Snow, who married Rickards, and have come to the conclusion that 
they are the daughters of William and Rebecca (Barker) Snow of 
Bridge water, who had a Hannah and a Rebecca. Mr. Josiah Paine 
is very sure they are not the daughters of Nicholas Snow. 

43. Jonathan 4 Snow (Nicholas, 5 Mark, 2 Nicholas 1 ), born in Eastham, 

Jan. 30, 1691-2; died in Rochester, Mass.; married, Oct. 18, 1718, 
Thankful Freeman, daughter of Edmund and Sarah (Mayo) Free- 
man. She was born about 1690, and died ? He went with 

his father to Rochester, and in 1729 is one of the proprietors. Chil- 
dren, from Rochester Town Records : 

i. Isaac 5 Snow, b. Feb. 4, 1719-20; m. Thankful King. 

ii. Experience Snow, b. May 30, 1721; perhaps married David 4 Bes- 
sey or Bessee of Warehara, Aug. 31, 1769. 

iii. Lydia Snow, b. Oct. 22, 1722; m. George King of Rochester. 

iv. Sahah Snow, b. Oct. 2, 1725; d. Oct. 20, 1725. 

v. Jonathan Snow, b. Sept. 5, 1728. 

vi. Mark Snow. (See next page.) 

vii. Kutii Snow, b. Nov. 6, 1734; m. Mr. Thomas Atkins of Sand- 
wich, Jan. 4, 1759-60. 

1897.] Richard Williams of Taunton. 209 

Mark 5 Snow (Jonathan* Nicholas? Mark? Nicholas*), born in Roch- 
ester, Aug. 6, 1731. He married 1st, Hannah Sears, daughter of 
Paul and Charity (Whittredge) Sears, 1752. She died soon after 
1768. He was then published to Mrs. Susanna Whelden of Tis- 
bury, July 18, 1774, and married Oct. 3. She was probably a West. 
By first wife he had, Edward, Paul, Thankful, Mark (d. y.), Han- 
nah, Ebenezer (d. y.), Charity and Jonathan, born July 12, 1768. 
By second wife he had, Susannah, Lydia, Loammi, West and Ab- 

Jonathan 6 (Mark? Jonathan? Nicholas? Mark? Nicholas 1 ) married, 
Feb. 11, 1790, Lydia Hammett, daughter of Barnabas and Han- 
nah (Braley) Hammett. He died March 31, 1846. He removed 
in 1789 to Montpelier, Vt., was one of the first three settlers, and 
his oldest child, Hannah, was the second child born there. They 
had Hannah, 7 Polly, Charity, Barnabas, Abner, Mark, Avis, Hor- 
ace, Elias, Nancy, Jonathan M., Alonzo. 

Hannah 7 Snow (Jonathan? Mark? Jonathan? Nicholas? Mark? Nich- 
olas 1 ), born Oct. 28, 1791; married Isaac Alden, son of William 
and Susannah (Whitney) Alden, his second wife. By his first wife, 
Maria Stone, he had Edwin Augustus Alden, Joseph Jackson Al- 
den, Olive Maria Alden. By Hannah, second wife, he had Ruby 
Hammett 8 Alden, Charles L. Alden, Emily Doane Alden, Alonzo 
Alden and Avis Alden. 

Charles 8 L. Alden married Mary Langford Taylor of St. Paul, 
Minn., daughter of James Wickes Taylor and Chloe (Langford) 
Taylor, and they have had Antoinette Spencer; Mary Currau, d. y. ; 
John Gale, d. y. ; Chloe Sweeting, John Gale, Langford Taylor and 
Charles Snow Alden. 

The Snow Genealogy will not appear in the Register after this; but 
I shall gather together my material, and print as soon as possible. I have 
many lines from the other emigrant Snows, and shall print all the material 
I have. I hope any one of the name of Snow, or descended from a Snow, 
who sees this, will send me their line back as far as they know it, whether 
they care for the genealogy or not. This will help very much in solving 
the many puzzles that arise. 


The late Hon. Joseph Hartwell Williams of Augusta, Ex- 
Governor of Maine, a descendant of Richard Williams of Taunton, 
many years ago became interested in the history of the family, and 
thereafter, to the close of his life, devoted much time and money to 
this object in the face of obstacles that would have daunted any man 
not able to exercise the wonderful patience and perseverance of Mr. 
Williams in these researches. 

210 Richard Williams of Taunton. [April, 

Among other matters he investigated the statement, made many 
years ago but afterwards vehemently doubted, that the family of 
Richard Williams was connected by ties of blood with that of Oliver 
Cromwell. He had the satisfaction, before his death, of achieving 
complete success in this particular — a result he deemed ample re-' 
ward for all his labors. 

Among those whom he employed was Mr. John Phillips C. E. 
of Putney, Surrey, who in 1894 compiled a chart entitled "Gene- 
alogy of the Cromwell-Williams Families from the Conquest to the 
Commonwealth." Mr. Williams had printed a very few copies of 
this chart for private distribution, limiting the number undoubtedly 
because he was expecting that a fuller account of what he had done 
would speedily be published in connection with a genealogy of five 
generations of the descendants of Richard Williams. Plans for this 
publication were under discussion when Mr. Williams met with the 
accident which incapacitated him for the transaction of business and 
was followed by his universally lamented death. ■ 

So urgent and so many calls have been made for copies of this 
chart that his family has consented that I shall prepare it for publi- 
cation in the Register. Considerable in it is devoted to the Crom- 
well Genealogy from its origin ; but as I understand that that has 
been published, and is readily accessible to the public, I have limited 
this account to a brief statement of the direct line of the family with 
which the Williams family became immediately connected. 

I shall be pardoned for observing that few can appreciate, from 
the results here given, the vast amount of research necessary to pro- 
duce them and the consequent debt of gratitude which we owe to 
Mr. Williams. Josiah H. Drummond. 


The Cromwell line dates from Alden de Cromwell, who lived in the time 
of William the Conqueror. His son was Hugh de Cromwell, and from 
him descended ten Ralph de Croni wells in as many successive generations; 
but the tenth Ralph died without issue. 

The seventh Ralph de Cromwell married in 1351, Amicia, daughter of 
Robert Berer, M.P. for Notts; besides the eighth Ralph, they had several 
other sons, among whom was Ulker Cromwell of Huckuall, Torkard, Notts. 
Ulker had Richard; and he, John of Cromwell House, Carleton upon 
Trent, Notts; aud he, Robert; the names of the wives are not given. 

1. Robert Cromwell 1 of Carleton upon Trent, was a Lancastrian. 
He was killed at the battle of Towton, in 1461. His lease of Cromwell 
House was seized by Sir Humphrey Bourchier, Yorkist, who was the hus- 
band of Joan Stanhope, the granddaughter of the ninth Ralph through his 
daughter Matilda, wife of Sir Richard Stanhope. 

Robert 1 left son William, 2 the ancestor of Oliver Cromwell, and a daugh- 
ter Margaret, the ancestor of both Oliver Cromwell and Richard Williams 
of Taunton. 

1897.] Richard Williams of Taunton. 211 

2. William 2 Cromwell, of the prebend of Palace Hall, Norwall, Notts, 
settled in Putney, Surrey, 1452. He married Margaret Smyth, daughter 
of John Smyth of Norwalk, Notts, and had John. 3 

Margaret Cromwell married William Smyth (son of John). They had 
son Richard 3 Smyth and daughter Joan 3 Smyth. 

3. John 3 Cromwell married his cousin, Joan 9 Smyth. Fie was a Lan- 
castrian, and his lands at Putney were seized by Archbishop Bourchier, 
Lord of the Manor of Wimbledon, and his lease of Palace Hall, Norwalk, 
Notts, remised by Lord Chancellor Bourchier. They had, among other 
children, Walter 4 Cromwell. Richard* Smyth of Rockhampton, Putney, by 
wife Isabella, had daughter Margaret 4 Smyth, who married John Williams, 
fourth in descent from Howell Williams, the head of the Williams line. 

4. Walter 4 Cromwell married in 1474 the daughter of Glossop of 
Wirkesworth, Derbyshire; in 1472 he claimed and was admitted to two 
virgats (30 acres) of land at Putney; in 1499, Archbishop Morton, Lord 
of Wimbledon Manor, gave him six virgats (90 acres) of land in Putney as 
a solatium for the property taken from his father by the Bourchier York- 
ists. He died in 1516, leaving among other children, Katherine 5 Cromwell. 

5. Katherine 5 Cromwell married Morgan Williams, fifth in descent 
from Howell Williams, and had son Sir Richard 6 Williams, born about 

6. Sir Richard 6 Williams, alias Cromwell, married in 1518, Frances 
Murfyn, daughter of Sir Thomas Murfyn, Lord Mayor of London in 1518. 
He died at Stepney in 1547, and was buried in Gt. St. Helen's Church, 
London. He left son Sir Henry 7 Cromwell, alias Williams. 

7. Sir Henry 7 Cromwell, alias Williams (called " The Golden 
Knight") of Hinchenbrook, Huntingdon, married Joan, daughter of Sir 
Ralph Warren, Lord Mayor of London, and they had : Sir Oliver, 8 Robert, 8 
Henry, 8 Richard, 8 Philip, 8 Joan, 8 Elizabeth 8 and Frances. 8 

8. Robert 8 Cromwell of Huntingdon, brewer, married Elizabeth 
Stewart, widow of William Lynn of Bassingbourn, and their fifth child was 
Oliver 9 Cromwell, " The Lord Protector." 

Robert's sister, Elizabeth* Cromwell, married William Hampden of Great 
Hampden, Bucks, and among their children were John 9 Hampden, " The 
Patriot," and Richard 9 Hampden. 


Gov. Williams, through his assistants, traced the Williams line back 
to Howell Williams, Lord of Ribour. 

1. Howell 1 Williams, Lord of Ribour, married Wenlion, daughter 
and heiress of Llyne ap Jevan of Rady, and had son Morgan 2 Williams. 

2. Morgan* Williams of Lanishen, Glamorgan, married Joan Batton. 
daughter of Thomas of Glamorgan, and they had Thomas 3 and Jevan. 3 

Jevan 3 Williams married Margaret, daughter of Jenkin Kemeys of 
Bagwye Man. They had son William 4 Williams of Lanishen, Bailiff for 
Henry VIII., who (wife not known) was the father of Morgan* Williams 
of Lanishen, Glamorgan, and later of Putney, Surrey, ale brewer at Put- 
ney, Wansworth and Greenwich, for Henry VII. and Henry VIII., and the 
husband in 1494 of Katharine Cromwell. — See ante Cromwell, No. 5, et seq 

3. Thomas 3 Williams of Lanishen, Glamorgan, died at St. Helens, 
Bishopgate, London ; was buried in the church there " with his brass on 

212 Allen Family. [April, 

stone." lie married, first, ■ Daniel of Edmonton, Midd; and second, 

Margaret ; her brass on stone. He had son John 4 Williams. 

4. John 4 Williams, Steward of Wimbledon Manor, Surrey, married 
Margaret Smyth, daughter of William Smyth, and granddaughter of 
Margaret Cromwell (see ante Cromwell, Nos. 1,2). He died at Mortlake 
in 1502, and she in 1501. They left two sons, John* and Richard. 5 

John* Williams, born in 1485, married Joan Wykys, daughter of Henry 
Wykys of Bolleys Park, Chertney, and sister of the Elizabeth Wykys who 
married Thomas Cromwell (brother of Katharine) secretary to Henry 
VIII., Lord Cromwell of Oakham, Earl of Essex. 

5. Richard* Williams was born in Rochampton in 1487. He settled 
at Monmouth and Dixton, Mon., where he died in 1559. He was twice 
married. The name of his first wife is not known. She is credited with 

one daughter, Joan. His second wife was Christian , who had two 

daughters, Reece 6 and Ruth, 6 and one son, John. 6 

6. John 6 Williams of Huntingdon, near Wotton-Under-Edge, Glouces- 
ter, died in 1579, leaving son William. 7 No other particulars of this family 
are given. 

7. William 7 Williams of Huntingdon, married, November 15, 1585, 
Jane Shepherd. She died about 1600; a child of hers having been bap- 
tized December 2, 1599. He married, December 4, 1603, Jane Wood- 
ward. She died February 2, 1614, and he in 1618. The first child by his 
second marriage, born in January, 1606, was Richard Williams of 

Of the change of his name by Sir Richard Williams, Gov. Williams said : 
" Oliver Cromwell was a lineal descendant in the male line of Morgan 
Williams of Glamorganshire. His great grandfather, Sir Richard Williams, 
assumed the name of " Cromwell," it is true, but not until in mature years 
he had distinguished himself in the public service (temp. Henry VIIL), 
under the patronage of his uncle, Thomas Cromwell (Vicar General, 1535), 
whom he proposed to honor by the adoption of his name. In fact, ever 
afterwards, Sir Richard used to sign himself ' Richard Cromwell, alias 
Williams'; and his sons and grandsons, and Oliver himself, in his youth 
(1620), used to sign in the same manner. In important grants from the 
crown to Sir Richard (29 and 31, Henry VIIL) the grantee's name appears 
in both forms, ' Cromwell alias Williams ' and ' Williams alias Cromwell.' ! 
It is not believed that, in the light of Gov. Williams's researches, the 
relationship of Richard Williams of Taunton, and the Cromwell family, will 
again be questioned. 


Communicated by Francis Olcott Allen, Esq., of Philadelphia, Pa. 

The accompanying certified records of an Allen, or Allin, family, 
from the Parish Registers of Braunton, Co. Devon, England, are 
presented as of possible interest. It will be seen by the following 
extracts from a letter received from the Vicar, Rev. E. R. Gatto, 
that they comprise all the Allen entries from 1580 to 1630, and 
that from April to July, inclusive, in 1587 there are no entries re- 

1897.] Allen Family. 213 

" The work of tracing the Allen, or Allin, family in the Registers has 
heen a difficult one, for the entries are all in Black Letter, very crabbed, 
and so difficult to decipher that I have not trusted myself to translate them 
but have given them, in most cases, in fac simile. I have searched the 
Registers from 1580 to 1630, and send you herewith all the entries in the 
Christenings and Weddings Registers, 27 in all. Our Registers go back 
to 1538, and the first mention of the name Allen, or Allin, is a christen- 
ing in 1545: Thomas the son of Symon Allen; the first wedding is in 
1554: Nicholas Allen and Margery Taylor. I should call your attention 
to the curious extract in the year 1587, when, owing to some dispute or 
carelessness, there are no entries for four months. 

This may account for the absence of any entry relating to Samuel Allin." 

It is worthy of notice that the name is not spelled Allyn in a 
single instance — of the 26 entries, 16 are Allen and 10 Allin. 
Three generations of the family are given, which, by the will of 
Richard Allen in the Register for Oct. 1896, pp. 504-5, identi- 
fies them as the Matthew Allyn family of Windsor and Hartford, 
Conn. Further identification is found by reference to the Regis- 
ter for Oct. 1894, p. 496. 

These entries were obtained in the course of a search for Samuel 
Allin of Windsor, Conn. So far as the evidence goes, he was not 
a brother of Matthew, as has often been stated. 


1581 — Jane the Daughter of robart Allen and Elizabeth vx r march 28. 

— Phillip the sonne of John Allen and mary vx r octob r 1. 
1583 — James the sonne of John Allen and mary vx r January 18. 
1584 — Emett the Daught r of Rich: Allen and margret vx r Deceb r 19. 
1587 — April, May, June, July. These 4 months this Register Book 
between y e Curate that then was, & y e Wardens lay uukept so 
as nothing was herein in all that time written as doth appear. 
1588 — John sonne of John Allen and Erne vx r August 20. 
1590 — Joan daughter of John Allen and Margaret vx r August 8. 

— Wilmot daughter of Richard Allen & Margaret vx r January 9. 
1592— William sonne of John Allen & Erne vx r May 15. 

— William sonne of John Allen & Erne vx r May 18 (sic). 

— Johan daughter of John Allen and Mary vx r July 30. 
1597 — Thomas sonne of Richard Allen & Margaret vx r the same day 

* ' December 24. 

1599 — John, sonne of John Allen and Margret vx r March 9. 

1601 — Rich fi z Richard Allen & marg' vx may 6. 

1605 — Mathew the sonne of Richard Allin and Margret vx r Aprill 17. 

1611 — Elizabeth Daughter of Thomas Allin and Christian vx r Novemb 1 


1614— Erne Daught r of Rob 1 Allin and Mary vx r Novemb r 13. 

1617 — John the sonne of william Allen and Erne vxor November 30. 

1621 — Mary Daughter of william Allin and Erne vx r September 16. 

1624 — Richard sonne of william Allin and Erne vx r August 15. 

1630 — John sonne of Matthew Allin and m ris margret vx r ffebruarie 24. 

VOL. li. 19 

214 Holden Family of Cranbrook, Eng. [April, 


1583 — Richard Allen and margaret wyott Septeb r 24. 

1587 — Entries missing as above. 

1612— Robart Allin and Mary Williams Aprill 23. 

1616 — william Allen & Eme Reede ffebruarie 12. 

1621 — Thomas Allin and Elizabeth marke Januarie 30. 

1623— Robert Allin & Droth Adyoman* Julie 30. 

1626— Mathew Allin and M ri8 Margrett Wyot ffebruarie 2, 

[Matthew Allen, the emigrant, who settled in Windsor, Conn., married as 
above 2 Feb. 1626, Margaret Wyot, daughter of John Wytt (see J. L. Vivian's 
Visitation of the County of Devon., page 823), baptized at Braunton 27 Nov. 
1558, admitted to the Inner Temple 1576, married Frances, daughter of Amyas 
Chichester of Arlington. Margaret Allen's sisters were Joane and Agnes, 
and a brother Philip, who are all mentioned in will of Bartholomew Chichester. 
(See Register, Vol. 50, p. 504.) Amyas Chichester died 4 July, 1577. He 
was son of Sir John Chichester of Raleigh, married about 1534 Joan, daugh- 
ter of Sir Roger Gifford of Brightley, and had children : Henry, John, Richard, 
Hugh, Robert, Gifford, Severus, Philip, Edward, Sylvester, Paul, Bartholomew, 
Gregory, Francis, Margaret, Elizabeth, Honor, Fanny or Frances. The twelfth 
child Bartholomew's will is above referred to. He married Katherine Andrews, 
widow, and daughter of Richard Avery of Barnstaple, Eng. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 



By Edward S. Holden, LL.D., Director of the Lick Observatory. 

The following extracts from MS. records have been collected from time 
to time by the kindness of many friends.' They are practically complete 
so far as the Cranbrook Registers go, from 1560 to 1660 or thereabouts. 
The tombs of this family are among the very oldest in the Cranbrook 
church yard, and the inscriptions are nearly obliterated. I possess photo- 
graphs of them. After the year 1762 the name does not appear in the 
Parish Registers. 

Epitaphs (Cranbrook Churchyard). 

Here lieth the body of Robert Holden, of Hawkridge in this parish of 
Cranbroke, Gent., who departed this life the 23d. of May, Anno D. M. 
1667, leavinig issve of the body of Elizabeth his wife, one sone & one 
davghter, viz. Robert & Mary. Aet 

Next this tomb is one on which the inscription cannot be deciphered and 
one on which the lettering can be only partially made out. It is in memory 
of Eliza, wife of Henry Godden, Gent., who died in May, 1705. She was 
the daughter of another Robert Holden. 

Robert Holden, of Cranbrooke, yeoman, deceased Avgt. 27, 1653, in the 
year of his age 49, and left two sons, John & Robert, by his will to be 
brovght up in learning & piety. 

* This name is clearly so written in the Transcript, but is probably an error as it is a 
most unusual and unlikely one. 


June 30; 


Oct. 6; 


April 17: 


April 8 ; 


June 19; 

1897.] Holden Family of Cranbrook, Eng. 215 

From Cranbrook Registers ; Marriages. 

1562 Jan. 15; Robert Holden & Mary Hovenden, 

1585 July 5; John Holden & Rebecca Webb, 

1590 May 11 ; James King & Mary Holdinge, 

1604 ; Abraham Waltier & Elizabeth Holden, widow, 

1606 Oct. 7; Richard Courthopp & Elizabeth Holden, 

1614 Feb. 7; Robert Rimmington & Clemence Holden, 

1615 May 9; Josias Colville & Elizabeth Holden, 
1615 May 9; James Holden & Elizabeth Rucke, 
1623 July 29; Richard Taylor & Mary Holden, 

1626 July 23; Richard Holden and Elizabeth Holland, 

1628 Jan. 18; John Holden & Jane Smith, widow, 

1642 Oct. 11 ; Richard Holden & Mary Sheafe, 

1656 Nov. 24; John Holden of Cranbrooke, husbandman, son of Nycholas 

Holden of Merrad[?] co. Kent, husbandman, and 
Marie Lane of Cranbrooke, dau. of Henry Lane of 
West Barmen[?] co. Kent, husbandman. 

From Cranbrook Registers ; Burials. 

Elizabeth Holden, 
a crysomer of Robert Holden, 
Elizabeth, wife of M r Robert Holden, 
Frances, wife of Robert Holden, 
Nathaniel Holden. 

From Cranbrook Registers ; Baptisms. 

1563 Nov. 7; Johan Holdinge, 
1569 Sep. 4; Richard Holden, 

1653-4 Feb. 15; James Houlden, son of Richard Houlden, clothyer, & 

Frances Hodges his wife. 

1655 Nov. 31 ; Thomas Holden, son of Richard Holden of Brendon,* 

clothyer, & ffrances Hodges, his wife. 

1656 July 12 ; Richard Holden, son of James Holden of Plushinghurst, 

clothyer, & Sarah Sloeman, his wife. 

1657 April 6; Samuel Holden, son of Richard Holden of Brenden, 

clothyer, & ffrances Hodges, his wife. 

1658 Aug. 30; James Holden, son of James Holden of Plushinghurst 

quarter, clothyer, & of Sarah Sloeman, uxor. 
1658 Sept. 12; Samuel Holden, son of Richard Holden of Brenden, 

clothyer, & of ffrances Hodges, uxor. 
1663 Apr. 10; Robert son of Robert Holden, 
1666 Aug. 3 ; Mary, dau. of Robert Houlden & Elizabeth his wife. 

From Parish Registers of Cranbrook. 

Births: 1608 Jan. 15; Anne dau. of John Holden of Hartridge, 

1609 Nov. 26; Elizabeth dau. of Thomas Holden, 

1611 Dec. 29; Elizabeth dau. of John Holden, 

1614 Aug. 28 ; Elizabeth dau. of John Holden. 

N.B. There are no other entries of Holden births in the years 1608-9- 

Deaths: 1614 June 19, d. Elizabeth Holden, a child. 

* Branden. 

216 Holden Family of Cranbrook, Eny. [April, 

From the Registers of St. Alphage, Canterbury. 

Christened: 1560 March 16; Cyprian Holden, 
1563 Sept. 19; Marye Holden. 
1565 Oct. 13; Luke Holden, 

Buried: 1560 March 20 ; Cyprian Holden, 
1568 April 5; Peter Holden. 


Will of Mary Holden of Cran brook widow. Mentions John Hovenden 
son of my brother Robert Hovenden. July 1, 1609. Proved P. C. C. 84 

Will of Robert Holden of Cranbrook. Mentions residue of my estate to 
be divided between my two sons Robert Hovenden of Cranbrook, clothier, 
and John Courthope of same, clothier. August 20, 1653. Proved P. C. C. 
370 Alchin. 

Will of Robert Hovenden of Cranbrook. Mentions premises in the oc- 
cupation of Richard Holden, miller [Qu. in Cranbrook?] July 11, 1656. 
Proved P. C. C. 329 Berkley. 

Will of John Holden of Cranbrooke, clothier. Mentions my dau. Mary 
wife of Richard Taylor; my wife Elizabeth; my son Peter; John the son 
of James Holden ; my cousin Richard son of John Holden : To my son 
Robert all my lands in Cranbrooke, Tenterden and Holden and he to be 
Exor. Proved Consistory Court of Canterbury Sept. 19, 1625. Vol. 48, 
Fo. 1. 

Will of John Holden the younger of Cranbrook, clothier. To be buried 
beside his father and mother in the church yard there. My father Hart- 
ridge; my brother James Holden; my sisters Rimmiugton & Colve [Col- 
ville] ; my sister Thorpe ; my sister Clamponde ; my sister Katherine Hol- 
den ; Elizabeth Holden dau. of my brother Thomas ; my brother Robert ; 
Mary his wife ; my brother Everinden ; my brother James Holden ; my 
daughters Anne & Elizabeth ; to my son Richard Holden Breuden house 
with the woodlands and 45 acres etc. ; but if he die before the age of 23 
etc. Proved in the Consistory Court at Canterbury, June 13, 1623. Vol. 
46, Fo. 292. 

Marriage Licenses issued at Canterbury. 

1608 Dec. 7 ; Thomas Holden of Cranbrook clothier & Maria Saxpes 

of Wartling co. Sussex J. Saxpes gent. Bondsman. 
1623 Sept 11 ; John Holden aged 32 Bach 1- of Hawkhurst clothier & 

Debora Gibbons aged 34 wid. of Edward Gibbons of 

same, clothier. 
1633 Jan 31 ; Thomas Holden 26 Bach r of Dover, husbandman & 

Elizabeth Hatefield 28, maiden, of same. 
1635 Oct. 14; Robert Holden 28 Bach r of Cranbrook clothier & Mary 

Courthopp 24 dau. of Peter Courthopp of Cranbrook. 
1667 May 17 ; William Peachy 30 Bach r of Staplehurst clothier & Mary 

Holden 16 maiden dau. of Elizabeth now wife of 

Nathl. Wilson of Kings worth, minister.* 
1639 Aug. 7; William Hovenden 27 Bachr. of Cranbrooke, clothier & 

Anne Holden 23 maiden dau. of Mary Holden of same. 

• 1663 June 30 ; Nathaniel Wilson of Kingsworth co Kent clerk Bachr about 24 & 
Elizabeth Holden wid. about 40 of S 1 Mary Aldcrmanbury London. — From Foster's Lon- 
don Marriage Licenses. 


Holden Family of Cranbrook, Eng. 



1676 July 5; John Holden 21 Bachr. of Lydd, husbandman, & Mary 

Beale 20 maiden, of same. 
May 20; Edmund Chillenden 24 Bachr. of Cannon St., London 
Grocer & Elizabeth Holden 24 maiden of Westgate 

From the Parish Registers of Cranbrook. 

The following is condensed from the entries in the Parish Registers: 
























Richard Holden, Churchwarden. 

John Holden Sr., Overseer. 

John Holden of Branden, Synodsman. 

John Holden Sr. Warden. 

John Holden Jr. Warden. 

James Holden, Overseer. 

John Holden, 

Robert Holden, 

Robert Holden, Synodsman. 

James Holden, Warden. 

Robert Holden, Surveyor of Highways. 

John Holden, Overseer. 

Robert Holden, Warden. 

Robert Holden, Overseer. 

James Holden, " 

Robert Holden, Constable. 

Richard Holden of Brandon, Warden. 

Robert Holden, Gent., Surveyor. 









Collyer Holden,* " , Warden. 

The following is supposed to relate to the same family : 

From the Parish Registers of St. Nicholas, Acons, now incor- 
porated with the Parish of St. Edmund, King and 
Martyr, Lombard St., London, E.G. 

A.D. 1564 July. 

1565 5 Aug. 

1568 2 May. 

1571 June. 

John Holden married Margaret Bekensall. 
Joane Holden daughter of John Holden (christened). 
John Holden sonne of John Holden (christened). 
Three men (names given) servants of John Holden, 
clothworker (buried) time of plague. 
1586 19 April. John Holden (buried). 

1599 6 Jan. Willim Howlding son of Willyam Howlding (chris- 


1600 20 April. Sara Houlden, daughter of Willm Holden haber- 
dasher (buried). 

Jone Holden, widowe (buried). 

Charles Holden, the sonne of Richard Holden & 

Amphilis (Elizabeth erased) his wife (christened). 
Elizabeth Holding, daughter of Richard Holding & 

Elizabeth his wife (buried). 
Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Holden & Elizabeth 

his wif (christened). 

1607 12 Nov. 
1638 16 Dec 

1641 14 July 

1644 7 July 

* This name is registered at Vestry-meetings in 1755, 1756, 1757 and 1762. 
there is no mention of Holden in the Parish records. 

VOL. LI. 19* 

After this 

218 Notes and Queries. [April, 

1645-6 10 Jan Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Halden & Elizabeth 

his wit' [buried). 
1647—8 31 Jan Anphilia Holden wife of Richard Holden {buried). 
1 G 19 2G Oct Richard Holden, the sonne of Richard Holden. & 

Anphilis his wife {buried). 

The above extracts are all that are recorded of the Holden families in 
St. Nicholas Parish between 1564 and 1649. The registers have been 
carefully kept and are complete, and they date from 1539 to 1^12. A note 
at the commencement of the christening register states that in 1600 a new 
book was obtained into which all the previous records were copied, the en- 
tries being checked by the churchwardens. 



Cornell Family. — In many of the genealogical records of the Cornell 
Family it has been assumed that Thomas Cornell, son of Thomas of Ports- 
mouth, R. I., married for his first wife Elizabeth Fiscock. Although this 
statement has several times appeared in print, it might not of itself be a mat- 
ter of great importance, except that thereupon is based the belief that the 
family originated in Hertfordshire, where fruitless efforts have been made to 
trace it. 

This belief, which I think is erroneous, is founded on certain entries in the 
Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, where among the 
Marriages we find : "Nov. 2, 1642, Thomas Cornells, j. m. fjyt de Provincie 
Van Hertfort en Elizabeth Fiscock, j. d. Van Pleymouth in Engelt (JV. Y. Gen. 
Record, VI., 35). 

Among the Baptisms in the same church are those of Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas Corenwell, Jan. 12, 1644; Sara, daughter of Thomas Carrnwell, Feb. 21, 
1646 ; Johannes, aged 3 years, and Maria 10 weeks, children of Thomas Carmu- 
well, Aug. 14, 1650 (lb. V., 34, 87, 94).* 

If these records referred to Thomas Cornell of R. I. we should naturally 
expect to find among the sponsors at some of these baptisms, his sisters Sarah 
Willett and Rebecca Wolsey, who were married and living in New Amsterdam, 
and who were present as parents or sponsors at no less than ten baptisms be- 
tween 1643 and 1650. Instead of these sisters we find among the witnesses to 
the baptisms Eduart Fiscock, Jan Haes, who married in 1645 Edwart Fiscock's 
widow, Susanna Breser, probably sister of Henry Breser, who married a 
daughter of Samuel Spicer of Gravesend, and Sara Cornells, who evidently 
was not the Sarah Cornell who had married Thomas Willett, three years before. 
She apparently belonged to a Dutch Cornells family then somewhat numerous 
in New Amsterdam. 

Who then was this mysterious Thomas Cornell? I think the question is 
easily answered. 

There was a Thomas Cornwell who with Samuel Spicer is found in 1645 among 
the first inhabitants and patentees of Gravesend, L. I., and whose name often 
appears in the early records of that town. He died not later than September 
9, 1650, on which clay his widow Elizabeth Commell married John Morrice. It 
appears by the Gravesend records that January 9, 1651, the estate of Thomas 
Cornwell was settled by the Court, that he left a widow whom ye s d John Mor- 

* I find on examination of the Church Books that these entries are accurately printed, 
but not from the originals. The true original records long since disappeared, and those 
which now exist are transcripts made under the direction of Dominie Selyns who was 
minister of the Church from i(>82 to 1701. This may account for varieties in spelling of 
the name Cornell, and possibly for other errors. 

1897.] Notes and Queries. 219 

rice hath married, and four small children, viz., Elizabeth aged about 7 years, 
Sarah about 4 years, Johanna about 3 years, and Marah about half a year. The 
estate " which might be abought six hundred guilders " was entrusted to John 
Morrice, " he consenting to maintain the children, and to pay to them upon the 
day of her marriage, or wiien they shall come to be sixteen years of age one 
hundred guilders, to be laid out upon cattle, and by him improved for the use 
of each daughter." Although the name Johanna appears in the place of 
Johannes, yetTthe ages of the children correspond exactly, and I think there 
can be no doubt that the Church records and the Tow r n records refer to the same 

I have found nothing to indicate that Thomas 2d of R. I. w r as ever in New 
Amsterdam. That he was twice married is certain, but he had no children an- 
swering to the above. His estate was divided in Portsmouth among his seven 
children, of whom three were by his second wife, and " the four eldest were to 
have their share in land, being sons." At the time of his trial in 1G73 his sons 
were Thomas, aged about 16, Edward, Stephen and John, who were called 
" boys " or " lads." Evidently John could not have been the Johannes who was 
baptized in 1G50. The children of Thomas 2 of R. I. were, i. Thomas, who 
married Susanah Lawton; ii. Edward, mar. Mary, had two hundred acres at 
Hempstead L. I., on Success Pond, and died without issue in 1708; iii. Stephen 
of Dartmouth, Mass., mar. Hannah; iv. John, probably of Hempstead, mar. 
Hanah, daughter of Jeremiah Smith; v. Innocent, mar. as supposed Richard 
Borden ; vi. and vii. two daughters not traced. 

It appears by the Connecticut Colonial Records that Aug. 1, 1639, Thomas 
Cornell was fined 30s. for unreasonable and immoderate drinking at the pin- 
nace. In 1644 Stevenson and Mabbs attempted to kill Thomas Cornil, near the 
house of YVophertsen at Flatlands, the adjoining towm to Gravesend. The same 
year Thomas Cornel, a soldier from Hertfortshire, aged 24, was found guilty 
of desertion. It is probable that some if not all of these records refer to the 
Thomas Cornell who married Elizabeth Fiscock, and who died at Gravesend. 

It is therefore evident that Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth, R. I., was not 
from Hertfordshire, but from Essex, as is stated in the marriage record of his 
daughter Sarah Willet. 

No. 9 East 54th Street, New York. Charles B. Curtis. 

Thwing and Aldrich. — The following record is copied from stray leaves of 
two Bibles which were presented to this Society by P. K. Foley, Esq., of Boston : 


Benjamin Thwing Jun r was born Jan. 31 st 1777. 

Anna Thwing, Wife of Benjamin Thwing Jun r was born Sept. 30 th 1779. 

We were married May 10 th 1798. 
Albert Thwing was Born Jany. 2 d 1800. 
Benjamin Thwing the 3' 1 was Born Feb. 4 th 1802. 
Benjamin Thwing 3 d died Oct. ( ) 1802. 


Nathan Aldrich Born March the 19 A.D. 1773. 

Anna Aldrich Born June the 21 A.D. 1800. 

Chloe Aldrich Born September 2 A.D. 1773. 

Edmon Aldrich Born April 8: 1810. 

Calib Aldrich Born September the 25, 1813 & He Died in October the 5 1813. 

Edmon Aldrich Died September the 4, 1814. 

William Aldrich Born May 14, 1815. 

Sarah Jain Aldrich Born February 21, 1817. 

Chloe Aldrich Died March 10, 1826. 

Ax Early Boston Physician.— The following is the title of a book of inter- 
est to Boston medical men : " Praxis Catholica, or the Countryman's Universal 
Remedy, wherein is laid down the Nature, Matter. Manner, Place and Cure of 
most Diseases, Incident to the Body of man, written by Robert Couch, some- 
time Practitioner in Physick and Chyrurgyry, at Boston in New England," 
published with Additions by Chr. Pack. 1680. 16mo., size of print oXoL pp. 

220 Notes and Queries. [April, 

6 Apr. 1663. John Tottey of Ratcliff in the Parish of Stepney, county of 
Middlesex, England, gave a power of attorney to his trusty and well beloved 
friend Robert Couch of Shadwell in the parish of Stepney, chirurgeon (now 
bound forth and intended for a voyage to New England). This is recorded in 
Suffolk Deeds, Lib. iv. f. 310. Philip Naylor a witness acknowledged his sig- 
nature before John Leverett, 14 June and the document was recorded 9 Aug.. 

In the Boston records of births, deaths and marriages we find : 

2 Nov. 1663 Robert of Mr. Robert and Elizabeth Couch born. 
20 Oct. 1605 Elizabeth of Mr. Robert and Elizabeth Couch born. 
24 Dec. 1667 Mary of Robert and Elizabeth Couch born. 
22 Men 1671 Edward of Robert and Elizabeth Couch born. 

Savage in his Genealogical Dictionary gives Robert Couch of New Hamp- 
shire, 1656-1669. This is the same individual but he was not there during that 
period, only from 1667 to 1669, when he was at Portsmouth and that neighbor- 
hood, and was interested in the case of Mrs. Jane Walford charged with 
witchcraft, to such an extent that his opinions on her condition led to her com- 
plaint against him for slander 22 March, 1669, when she received a verdict of 
five pounds and costs in lieu of the one thousand pounds damages asked for in 
her complaint. (See Register, Vol. xliv., pp. 182-183.) 

This case in our law courts was not the only similar experience of Robert 
Couch while in New England ; in the following year he brought a suit against 
one George Willoughby, who lately from Barbadoes, had there contracted a dis- 
ease of an ulcerous nature, and after placing himself under the care of Dr. 
William Hawkins (d. 1685) and Dr. Henry Tayler, was treated by Couch at an 
expense of £5 5s. 6d., which Willoughby thought excessive. 

Couch tarried in New England as late as 1677 and soon after that date went to 
"Virginia, where he died previous to 1680, and the manuscript of the book men- 
tioned above fell into the hands of Col. Francis Willis of Ware River, Glouces- 
ter County, Va., whose will is given, Register, Vol. xli., pp. 257. 

Col. Willis sent the manuscript to England, where it was printed by Christo- 
pher Pack, chemist, whose laboratory was at the " Sign of the Globe and Chym- 
ical Furnaces in the Postern near Moorgate." 

The dedication of the work by Pack is to Col. Francis Willis. 

Sabin's Americana makes no mention of this title given above. 

William of David and Mary Couch was born 25 Jan. 1685 in Boston. 

A marriage license was granted 14 Nov. 1573 to William Couche of Stepney, 
gent, and Johanna Hemmynge, widow, of St. Botolph, Aldersgate, London, 

Robert Couch of St. Anne Black friars, London, bachelor, age 23, and Anne 
Frencham, of Westminster, spinster, age 23, her parents dead, were granted a 
marriage license 20 July 1665. Walter K. Watkins. 

"The Wayside Inn:" Captain Levi Holden.* — (Extract from a private 
letter of Professor Warren Holden of Girard College, contributed by Edward 
S. Holden, L.L.D., of Lick Observatory.) "The inn here referred to must be 
the one at which my grandfather met with a curious adventure. He owned a 
farm in Sudbury town. He had received a payment of money in gold, which 
he wished to deposit. The sum was larger, by reason of bulk, than was con- 
venient to carry in the pocket, so he put it in his saddle-bags. When he came 
to the inn he joined a convivial company there, and after a while proceeded on 
his way to Concord. When he examined his saddle-bags he found that the gold 
had been stolen and replaced by stones. He quietly threw them on the ground, 
remounted, and turned home. Grandmother asked if he had been to bank. He 
replied in the affirmative, and that was the last word upon the subject for three 
years. At the end of that time the man whom he suspected came to him and 
said — 'Captain Holden, did you ever find out who took your money three years 
ago?' 'No,' said my grandfather, 'I never found out till now. You are the man/ 
The self-convicted thief was glad to refund the money stolen. ***** 
On the first of February, my 80th birthday, they gave me a grand ovation in 
the College Chapel. [signed] Warren Holden." 

♦ Captain Levi 4 Holden, member of the Cincinnati, horn 1754 (Jonas 3 , John 1 , Justinina r ). 

1897.] Notes and Queries, 221 

Capt. John Smith's Monument. — The following item copied from the City 
Press, London, Dec. 2, 1896, is contributed by Capt. Albert A. Folsom : 

"Most of my readers know that the remains of Captain John Smith, 'some- 
time Governor of Virginia and Admiral of New England,' and who died in 1631, 
are deposited in St. Sepulchre's Church. The original monument to his mem- 
ory has disappeared, and a correspondent writes suggesting the erection of a 
statue of the gallant captain on the vacant space in front of the church as a 
commemorative monument of the long and prosperous reign of the Queen. I 
give the desired publicity to the suggestion, but do not feel that it is either 
necessary or, indeed, specially appropriate. The place of interment in the choir 
of the church is already indicated by a brass plate bearing a replica of the 
original inscription, beginning 'Here lies one conquered that hath conquered 
kings'. " 


Norton of Guilford. — Orcutt's History of Wolcott, Conn. (1874), states 
that Thomas Norton came to Guilford in 1639 with wife Grace Wells, and three 
daughters, Ann, Grace and Mary, born about 1625, 1627 and 1635 respectively. 
Can any one give the authority for this statement? 

The long interval between the second and third daughters gives the impres- 
sion that the earlier dates are erroneous, and the principal question is, was 
Wells the family name of Grace, the wife of Thomas Norton of Guilford? 
Blaydes' " Genealogica Bedf ordiensis " (1890) shows that Thomas Norton and 
Grace Wells were married in Shelton parish, May 5, 1631, and Grace Norton, 
daughter of Thomas, was baptized Jan. 13, 1632, in adjoining parish of Deane. 
A son, John, was baptized Feb. 15, 1634, and then this family seems to have 
removed, as there are no more entries in the registers. If Thomas of Guilford 
did marry Grace Wells, then Bedfordshire records should be of interest in view 
of the tradition in Massachusetts that Rev. John and William and the Connec- 
ticut Nortons were of the same stock, and in the light of the " Sharpenhoe" 
pedigree in Register 13, p. 225, and it will be observed that Grace, baptized 
Jan. 13, 1632, would have been of marriageable age April 2, 1651, when Grace 
of the Guilford family was married to William Seward. Thomas of Guilford, 
however, had a daughter Ann, who, as she is said to have married John War- 
ner in 1649, must have been older than Grace, and no Ann appears in the registers 
of Shelton and Deane. As to this, it may be remarked that the two parishes 
named are in the extremity of Beds on the borders of Northants and Hunts, 
and there was an interval of twenty months between the marriage at Shelton 
and the first baptism at Deane, during which another child might have been born 
and baptized in another county. A more serious objection lies in the statement 
in Dr. Talcott's Guilford MSS. that John Norton, son of Thomas, was born in 
1628, but this date is open to suspicion when it is remembered that John was 
not married until 1664. Orcutt gives his birth at about 1640, so perhaps Dr. 
Talcott meant 1638. The boy baptized at Deane was born in 1635, new style. 

It was stated at Guilford's 250th anniversary in 1889 that the record of Thomas 
Norton's marriage is found in the register of Ockley in Surrey, but this would 
seem to be an error. Thomas Norton and Judith Howell were married at Ock- 
ley in 1637, but Grace was the given name of the wife of Thomas of Guilford. 
Is there any proof that she was Grace Wells? Elliot Stone. 

Biverdale, N. T. City. 

Pemberton. — Register, xlvi., 392-8. What is the authority for the opinion 
that George Furkiss married Sarah Pemberton? 

James Furkiss names Elizabeth Elatson among his children (p. 394), and 
Boston Records credit the children of George Furkiss : — 

1678, May 16, Elizabeth, to George and Elizabeth Furkiss. 

1680, April 1, Sarah, to George and Elizabeth Furkiss. 

It would seem, that if Sarah Pemberton married George Purkiss, she died 
soon, and he married her sister, who outlived him and married an Elatson. 

6 Franklin Sq,, Gloucester. Miss Helen Mansfield. 

222 Notes and Queries. [April,, 

Gates. — Among the early settlers of Preston, Conn., were Thomas Gates of 
Stow, and his sons Joseph, Josiah and Caleb, and his nephews Thomas and 
Stephen. Stephen married 1686, Jemima Benjamin (who were her parents?) 
and had in Stow, Thankful, born 10 Aug. 1687, and in Preston, Sarah, born 
10 Nov. 1698, and others later. Can any one furnish me with the dates of 
birth and baptism of any children born between 1687 and 1698? 

Box 5, Da nvers. Eben Putnam. 

Miscellaneous Queries : — 

(1) Allen, Elizabeth, of Boston, married Rev. Samuel Stone before July 
1641. She married 2d, George Gardner of Salem, Mass. (afterwards of Hart- 
ford, Conn.), and died 1689. Who were her parents? 

(2) Andros, Elizabeth, married Jacob Gibbs of Windsor, Conn., Dec. 4, 1657. 
Who were her parents? 

(3) Bunnell, Lydia, of Milford, Conn., married Francis French April 10 r 
1661. Who were her parents? 

(4) Bennett, Abigal, married James Bishop, Jr., of New Haven, Conn., Dec. 

11, 1695. Who were her parents? 

(5) Blakesley, John, of New Haven, Conn, (son of John, of Samuel) , had 
eight children born 1698 to 1720. He married 2d, Elizabeth Potter, who died 
Oct. 21, 1736, after which he married Susanna Bradley (widow of Daniel 
Hotchkiss). Who was his first wife? 

(6) Frost, John, was in Branford, Conn., before 1700; wife Mary or Mercy. 
Who were his parents and what was his wife's maiden name? 

(7) Hikcox, Joseph, died at Woodbury, Conn., 1687. What was the name of 
his wife? 

(8) Hunnewell, John, bought land in Wethersfield, Conn., with a saw mill 
thereon, 1680; died at Middletown, Conn., before Aug. 5, 1706. Where did he 
come from and who were his parents? 

(9) Jennings, Sarah, married Nathaniel Hitchcock of Wallingford, Conn., 
1704, and John Johnson in 1710 or 1711 . Who were her parents? 

(10) Mathews, William, of New Haven, Conn. Will made April 14, 1684. 
Probated 18th of same month at New Haven. Where did he come from and 
who were his parents? 

(11) Pierson, Sergt. Abraham, of Derby, Conn., 1681 to 1758 ; had wife Sarah. 
Who were her parents? 

(12) Porter, Doct. Daniel 3d, of Waterbury, Conn. ; married Hannah Hop- 
kins. She died December 31, 1739, and he married 2d, Joanna. Who were 
Joanna's parents? 

(13) Bobbards or Boberts, Jonathan, married Bridget Hunnewell of Middle- 
town, Conn., about 1716; resided in New Haven, Conn., in 1718; atMeriden, 
Conn., 1729 to 1747, and at East Haven, Conn., 1748 to 1769 or later. Who 
were his parents and where did he come from? 

(14) Spencer, Joseph, 2d, of East Haddam, Conn. ; bought land in Farming- 
ton, Conn., 1753; married Mary Jerome at Farmington, Conn., Oct. 12, 1758. 
Lived in Bristol and Burlington (formerly parts of Farmington), until 1806 f 
then in Harwinton, Conn., until 1824, when he and wife in care of their son 
Joseph, Jr., moved away. Where did they remove to? When and where did 
they die and who were his parents? 

(15) Ventrus, Moses, married at Hartford, Conn., Grace Jan. 14, 1647; 

was living at Farmington, Conn., as early as 1669. Will dated June 15, 1693. 
What was his wife's maiden name? 

(16) Webb, Ruth, widow of John Webb, married at Lynn, Mass., Nov. 7, 
1711, William Merriam. They removed to Wallingford, Conn. She died Nov. 

12, 1755, and is buried at Meriden, Conn. What was her maiden name? 

(17) Wells, Elizabeth, married John Curtis of Stratford, Conn, (son of 
Widow Elizabeth Curtis). Who were the parents of Elizabeth Wells? 

New Britain, Conn. James Shepard. 

Lovewell. — I wish to learn the ancestry of Esther, wife of Col. Zaccheus 
Lovev/ell of Dunstable, and the dates of her birth, marriage and death. 

Charles F. Read. 

1897.] Notes and Queries. 223 

Hamblin-Phinney. — Eleazer Hamblin, Jr., married in Barnstable, Dec. 10, 
1724, Alice Phinney, by Rev. J. Russell. 

Jonathan Phinney was of Barnstable or vicinity about the same time. What 
was the relationship, if any, between these two Phinneys? 

Bangor, Maine. J. W. Porter. 

Shaw, Leach, etc. — Wanted the ancestry of the following persons : 

(1) John Shaw and Dinah Leach, married in Raynham, 1761. 

(2) Hester Wormwell, who married, 1711, Richard 3 Holmes (John, 2 John 1 ). 
— Davis's Landmarks of Plymouth. 

(3) Isaac King, who married Thankful, daughter of Robert Barrow, about 

(4) Elkanah Delano and Mary Sanders, married 1728. — lb. 
Washington, D. G. C. L. D. Washburn. 

Replies Solicited. — 

In answer to the following queries I would be pleased to learn dates of birth, 
marriage and deaths, also residence where not given here. 

Who was Sarah, wife of Rev. John Jones of Concord, 1637, and Fairfield, 
Ct., 1644? 

Who was Clement English of Salem, Mass., who married Aug. 27, 1667, 
Mary Waters, and died 23 (10) 1682? Is there any evidence that he was re- 
lated to Philip English who was living in Salem at the same time? 

The will of John Peirce of Boston, ''mason," "bricklayer," was proved 
April 8, 1690. Who was his wife Isabel? 

Deacon Robert Hale died in Charlestown, Mass., July 16, 1659. Who was 
his wife Joannah? 

Who were the parents of Sergt. Edward Wilson of Charlestown, Mass.? He 
died Dec. 31, 1706.' 

John Cloise or Clayes was of Watertown 1637, Charlestown 1658 and Fal- 
mouth, Me., 1760. Who was his wife Abigail? 

Thomas Richards died in Weymouth, Mass., 1650. Who was his wife Wel- 

What the full dates of birth and death of Thomas Bradford and wife Anne 
(Smith) of Norwich, Ct.? He was son of William, and grandson of Gov. 
William Bradford who came in the Mayflower 1620. Has he a gravestone? 

Richard Lyon of Fairfield, Ct., in his will of April 12, 1678, names wife 
Margaret and children. Who was Margaret? His son Samuel of Fairfield in 
his will of July 12, 1732, proved Sept. 17, 1733, names wife Susannah and eight 
children. Who was Susannah? This Samuel's son, John Lyon, also of Fair- 
field, made his will Dec. 13, 1734, proved Feb. 4, 1734-5, names seven children 
and wife Hannah. Who was Hannah? 

William Beardsley, first of the name in Stratford, Ct., had son Thomas whose 
wife was Elizabeth. Who was she? William also had son Samuel whose wife 
was Abigail. Who was she? 

Who were the parents of Mary Clark, wife of the second Richard Booth of 
Stratford, Ct.? 

Who was the wife of the first Henry Jackson of Fairfield, Ct.? Also the 
wife of his son Samuel? 

Who were the wives of Dea. Isaac Wheeler and Sergt. John Wheeler, early 
of Fairfield, Ct.? The foregoing were ancestors of John B. Newcomb. 

Elgin, III. 

Bates. — In the Weymouth Historical Society Record I find the name of 
Samuel Bates among those of Weymouth who served in the Revolution ; noth- 
ing more of him is given in the Record. Can any one give me the parentage and 
further ancestry of this Samuel Bates, and state what became of him, whom 
and where he married, etc.? I am seeking the identification and ancestry of 
Samuel Bates who was of Dedham in 1784, when he married Mary Whiting 
there; possibly he and the Samuel of Weymouth, here inquired of, may be the 
same man. Samuel of Dedham was born about 1757. Will some one familiar 
with Weymouth genealogies kindly notice this query. 

280 Broadway, New York City. Edward D. Harris. 

224 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Connecticut and other Queries. — 1. Who was the father of Mary Parish 
of Preston, Ct., who married Jonathan Brewster Nov. 9, 1726? 

The Preston records mention two Mary Parishes, one the daughter of John, 
born Oct. 8, 1704, and the other the daughter of Benjamin, born Aug. 10, 1709. 
There is no record at Preston of the death of Mrs. Mary Parish Brewster. 

2. Who were the parents of Ephraim Smith of Stonington, who married 
Hannah Witter of Preston, Nov. 23, 1726? 

3. Who were the parents of Ruth Staples, who married Ichabod Bryant of 
Middleboro', Mass., about 1730? 

4. Who were the parents of William Bennett of Hampton, Ct., 1738? His 
daughter Lydia married Dea. Joseph Marsh, and they were among the first set- 
tlers of Worthington, Mass. 

Answers to the above-mentioned queries are solicited by 

Astoria, L. I. Chas. Lyman Shaw. 

Clarke. — I wish to learn the ancestry of William Clark who married Nov. 
30, 1731, Hannah, daughter of Joseph Peck of Lyme, Conn. William Clark 
and his wife removed to Derby, Conn., about 1735, and lived there until his 
death. Charles F. Read. 

47 Cypress St., Brookline, Mass. 

Presho and Sampson. — Wanted: information regarding the ancestry of 
James Presho and Anna Sampson, married in Raynham, Mass., Nov. 9, 1752. 
Was she identical with Anna 4 Sampson (Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Abraham 1 ) mentioned 
in Vinton's Giles Memorial, who was born in Middleboro' later than 1728, and 
was of age in 1750, when a guardian was appointed for her father's minor chil- 
dren? A grandson of Anna (Sampson) Presho was named Isaac Washburn. 

1746 Corcoran St., Washington, D. C. Charles L. D. Washburn. 

Bourne — Nye. — Information desired concerning Rev. Richard Bourne, who 
came from Devonshire, England, to Sandwich, Mass., in 1630; also concerning 
his great-grandson, Maj. Thomas Bourne, born in Sandwich, Mass., Jan. 4, 
1716, died Feb. 3, 1804 ; married May or Mary Randall. Her antecedents, as 
well as those of Braddock Nye, desired. The latter was born in Sandwich or 
Falmouth, Mass., Dec. 2, 1784; married Pattie Bourne, and after birth of third 
child moved to Middletown, Conn. H. Wygant. 

Richmond, Kentucky. 


Eldredge, Origin of the Surname {ante, page 46).— An English antiqua- 
rian friend writes to the editor, as follows : ' ' The first two paragraphs in the 
Eldredge Genealogy, page 46, strike me as not being quite what one would ex- 
pect in the pages of the Register. Mr. Eldredge does not seem to realize that 
Eldred in Saxon and Norman times was a Christian name and not a surname, 
and that therefore all the persons of that name were not related any more than 
all the Alfreds and Williams were." 

Owner of the copy of Ainsworth's Annotations, containing the 
records printed on pages 33-4 of this Volume. — Rev. John 1 Miller had a son 
John 2 who was born in England, in March, 1631-2, and who married Dec. 24, 
1659, Margaret, daughter of Josiah Winslow. 

Their youngest son, John, 3 born Oct. 16, 1681, married Jan. 23, 1706-7, Thank- 
ful Howes. 

His brother, Josiah 8 Miller, born Oct. 27, 1679, married Mary, daughter of 
Isaac Barker and Judeth Prence, and had a daughter Judith 4 Miller, born Aug. 
23, 1716, died July 31, 1785, who married Aug.^28, 1734, Rev. Thomas Smith, 
born Feb. 6, 1706, died July 7, 1788, of Pembroke, Mass., who owned the book 
mentioned in the Register, vol. li,, p. 33, which was presented five years after 
Mrs. Smith's marriage by her aunt, Thankful (Howes) Miller. 

Walter K. Watkins. 

1897.] Notes and Queries. 225 

Miller, Cook, Clark, Hall, Crosby and Smith (Register, li. : 33). — The 
article on Miller, Cook, Clark, Hall, etc., was to many at this end of Cape Cod 
of interest, and corroborates what we now have. A bible formerly owned by 
our great, great grandfather, now in my possession, has the following entries. 
On the first blank sheet, or leaf : 

" Paul Crowell his Bible Bought for his son David Crowell with money that 
was given by Mr John Miller." 
On the next page is a record of the children of Col. Paul Crowell, as follows : 

Abigal, b. September the 13 th 1715. 
Paul, " aprell the 4 th 1717. 

Jonathan, " febriary the 25 th 1718. 
Elizabeth, " aprell the 7 th 1726. 
David, " august the 3 th 1730. 
On the blank leaves, between the old and the new Testaments, in another 
writing, probably that of David the son, who was to inherit the bible, is the 
following ; and as the dates are the same as those of the death of Col. Paul 
Crowell and wife, on their grave stones, we feel sure they are the ones re- 
ferred to : 

" Father deceast Oct the 11, 1765, In the 79 year of his age. Mother cleceast 
may the 14, 1773, In the 79 year of her age." 
Then follows a record of the children of David Crowell, viz : 

Mercy Crowell, b. April 21, 1761. 



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On records of Yarmouth and Chatham, Mass., we find : 

Col. Paul Crowell m. (1st), Elizabeth Hallett; and (2d), Feb. 15, 1724-5, 
Margery Hall, daughter of Dea. Joseph and Hannah (Miller) Hall of Yarmouth. 
And the birth of Margery Hall is given Feb. 24, 1694-5, thus agreeing with the 
quotation in the Register, li. : 34, line 13 : Margery, the youngest child of 
Joseph Hall and Hannah Miller. 

Margery was the great granddaughter of Rev. John Miller ; and the money 
to buy the bible may have been given her by the Rev. John Miller, or by her 
grandfather John Miller, son of the minister. 

Chathamport, Mass. Mrs. Osborn Nickerson. 

Mercy and Mary.— (Register, li., pp. 75 and 76). I can add Martha to 
the confusion. 

John Thorn married Martha Wood, July 28, 169-. — Ipswich Becords. 

Probate: 335-464. — John Thorn's will, June 15, 1758, mentions "beloved 
wife Mercy." Inventory, presented Dec. 6, by " Marcy Thorn." 

There was no second marriage, and they had daughter, granddaughter and 
great-grandclaughter Mercy, but no Martha. Moreover, the Martha Wood was 
probably daughter or granddaughter of Mercy Thompson who married Isaiah 
Wood, 1653. 

The nearest approach to an explanation I can offer is this : — Final a formerly 
stood for our final y. (Becca, Doratha, for our Becky and Dorothy ; — and I 
have known elderly persons in New Hampshire who wrote Josie, Josa.) 

I have heard old persons here pronounce Mercy, Mair-cy. 

The English still pronounce Ma-ry, Mair-y ; — identical with Mair-cy except 
for the s sound. 

Mair-thy — Mair-cy pronounced with a lisp. Miss Helen Mansfield. 

Benajah 5 Woodward (Israel, 4 see page 178), was a soldier, 1759, in Capt. 

Thomas Cobb's company, which was the " Fourth Foot Company of Taunton." 

Emery's History of Taunton, page 361, gives a roster of the soldiers in Capt. 

Thomas Cobb's Fourth Foot Company of Taunton, attested ye 14th day 1759 

VOL. li. 20 

226 Notes and Queries. [April, 

(no month). Among the names of soldiers appears Benedict Woodward. By 
writing to the Secretary of the State of Massachusetts it has been ascertained 
that the name has been misprinted and should be Benajah Woodward, who ap- 
pears among the descendants of Nathaniel Woodward of Boston in this num- 
ber. T. R. Woodwakd. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Benjamin Harris, the First Newspaper in New England, and the New 
England Primer. — In 1690 Benjamin Harris, a bookseller of Boston, had a 
newspaper printed for him by R. Pierce, entitled " Publick Occurrences both 
Foreign and Domestick," Boston, Thursday, Sept. 25, 1690. It was suppressed 
by the authorities of the Colony, and probably all the copies were destroyed, 
except one which seems to have been sent to the English government, and is 
now preserved in the Public Record Office, London. In the year 1845 the 
late Rev. Joseph Barlow Felt, LL.D., visited England, and while there discov- 
ered this newspaper, of which, in 1849, he gave a description in the second vol- 
ume of his "Annals of Salem," page 14. In 1856 Hon. Samuel A. Green, 
LL.D., then in London, obtained permission to copy this newspaper, of which he 
made a careful transcript, which was printed in 1857 at Boston, Mass., in the 
August number (pages 228 to 281) of the " Historical Magazine", then edited 
by the writer of this note. It was reprinted in the "National Intelligencer," 
Sept. 3, 1857, at Washington, D. C, from which it was again reprinted in 
1873 in Hudson's " Journalism in the United States." The late Daniel N. Has- 
kell had a copy of the newspaper made for him, which he received in 1857. 
about the time that Dr. Green placed his copy in my hands to reprint in the 
" Historical Magazine." It was Mr. Haskell's intention when he ordered a copy 
made for him to reprint it in the " Boston Evening Transcript," of which he 
was editor, but finding that Dr. Green's copy was more carefully made, he did 
not carry out his intention. 

Dr. Green, from whose transcript of " Publick Occurrences " the reprint of 
1857 was made, last year procured from London a photographic facsimile of 
that paper and allowed the " Boston Daily Globe" to reproduce it in their issue 
of March 4, which was the Globe's 25th anniversary. The original paper, Dr. 
Green says, is about seven inches by eleven inches (a folio, pot size) , and is 
printed on three sides, the fourth being left blank. Dr. Green has furnished 
a few facts about the history of the paper for the fourth page of the reprint. 

Benjamin Harris came to New England about 1686, and opened a book store 
in Boston. An historical article on the " New England Primer" by Paul Leices- 
ter Ford, was printed in the " Bookman" for October, 1896. Mr. Ford gives 
strong reasons for believing that Mr. Harris was the compiler and original 
publisher of the "New England Primer," whose origin 'has so long been a 
mystery. J. W. D. 

True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada during the 
French and Indian War. — Miss C Alice Baker of Cambridge, Mass., has in 
press a book with this title. The book will contain thirteen narratives of the 
captives, a biographical sketch of Hertel de Rouville the leader of several at- 
tacks on New England and of Father Meriel, the only English speaking priest of 
the period, who was the means of so many captives remaining in Canada. An 
appendix will contain additional matter from other sources. Illustrated with 
many engravings. To contain about 350 pages. Price, #3.50, including post- 
age. Orders may be sent to C. Alice Baker, Cambridge, Mass. ; G. E. Little- 
field, 67 Cornhill, Boston, or John Sheldon, Greenfield, Mass. 

Robert A. Brock. — Mr. Brock, whose knowledge of Southern and especially 
Virginia genealogy is well known, continues to contribute occasionally geneal- 
ogical articles to the Richmond Dispatch. That paper of Feb. 16, 1897, con- 
tained an interesting one on the ancestry of General Thomas Sumter of the 

1897.] Notes and Queries. 227 

Date of Alexander Selkirk's Death {ante, page 251). Sidney Lee, Esq., 
editor of the Dictionary of National Biography , writes to the editor of the 
Register, under date of March 17, 1897: ; 'You may be interested to learn 
that, at my request, Mr. Herbert Hall of the Public Record Office in London 
examined the pay book of H. M. S. "Weymouth" and found there an entry 
opposite the name of Alexander Selkirk, master's mate, ' dead 12 th Dec. 1721.' 
This settles the date of death." 

Gilman, of German descent. — I made a voyage round the world in the win- 
ter of 1895-6, and on the steamer "Empress of India," from Vancouver to 
Hong Kong, encountered a Rev. P. F. Gilman who, with his wife and children, 
was returning to the Island of Hainan, off the Chinese coast, where he was a 
Presbyterian missionary. He informed me that he was of Pennsylvania German 
descent, his grandfather, I think, being the first emigrant. The name was 
originally spelt Gttlmann or Guelmann. There are members of this family still 
living in Pennsylvania and New York. 

I think a knowledge of this German branch not mentioned by either Arthur 
Gilman in his two volumes on the Gilman family (1863 and 1864) or Alexander 
W. Gillman in his work noticed in July last (Register, vol. 50, p. 366) may be 
a help to genealogical inquirers. 

Exeter, N. H. J. T. Perry. 

Probate Records of Essex County, Mass. — Mr. Eben Putnam of Salem, 
Mass., proposes to print abstracts of these records, beginning with volume one 
and giving every name occurring in the wills and settlements of estates to the 
close of the eighteenth century. The work will be issued in monthly parts of 
thirty-two pages each, ten or twelve parts to a volume. It is proposed to begin 
publishing when fifty advance subscriptions of $5.00 each have been received. 
The price per volume after publication will be $7.50. 

Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families. — Edmund Janes 
Cleveland has in press, and will issue next summer, a work with the above 
title, compiled by himself and the late Horace G. Clevelaud. It will make two 
large 8vo volumes, illustrated, and contain about 2,000 pages. The edition will 
be limited to six hundred numbered copies, which will be sold to subscribers at 
$15 a set. Many years have been spent in collecting materials for this work, 
and the labors of the compilers have been exhaustive. Subscriptions received 
by Edmund J. Cleveland, 43 Beacon Street, Hartford, Conn. 

History of Guilford, Conn. — Bernard C. Steiner, Ph.D., librarian of the 
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md,. has ready for the press a History of 
the plantation of Menunkatuek and of the original town of Guilford, comprising 
the present towns of Guilford and Madison, 1639-1896. It is based upon the 
manuscript collections of the Hon. Ralph Dunning Smith, auther of the sketch 
of Guilford published in 1877. Dr. Steiner began work on this book ten years 
ago and has added much to the materials collected by Judge Smith, who was 
his grandfather. He has carefully searched the town records, and assistance 
has been obtaind from other sources. The history will make a volume of about 
500 pages and will be tastefully bound in cloth. The price set upon it is $2.50. 
It will be delivered to subscribers at that price, but the right to advance the 
price after publication is reserved. The book will not be published till enough 
copies are subscribed for to defray the cost of manufacture. Address subscrip- 
tions to Bernard Steiner, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. "We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 

228 Societies and their Proceedings. [April, 

dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Noyes. — By Col. II. E. Noyes, Fort Wingate, New Mexico. 

Spencer. — A history of the Spencer family of Berwick, Maine, is in progress. 
Those having knowledge of matters of interest relating to the family history 
will oblige by communicating it to W. D. Spencer, Berwick, Maine. 

Thompson. — By B. F. Thompson, Springfield, Mass. 

Tufts.— By Larkin Turner Tufts, of Chelsea, Mass., and Dr. E. C. Booth, 40 
Boston St., Soinerville, Mass. 

Just One Half. — The Register has now been issued 50£ years, of which 
period 25^ years, exactly one half, I have been an editor of the work. I have 
been the sole editor for twenty-three and one quarter years, and a joint editor 
with Messrs. William B. Trask and William H. Whitmore, two years, making 
twenty-live and a quarter in all. J. W. D. 


New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Boston, 3Iassachusetts, Wednesday, October 7, 1896. — A stated meeting was 
held this afternoon at three o'clock, in Marshall P. Wilder Hall, Society's House, 
18 Somerset Street, Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury in the chair. 

The death of Rev. Lucius Robinson Paige, D.D., the first elected and oldest 
surviving member, was announced, and a committee was appointed to prepare 
resolutions on his death. 

The death of Ex-Gov. William Eustis Russell, a life member, was also an- 
nounced and resolutions of respect were passed. 

Mr. John Joseph May, of Dorchester, read a paper entitled "The Fiftieth 
Year of Etherization and Painless Surgery." 

The monthly reports of Albert H. Hoyt, corresponding secretary; John W. 
Dean, librarian; and the council, Geo. A. Gordon secretary, were presented. 

Eight resident members were elected. 

November 4. — A stated meeting was held at the Society's House this after- 
noon, the president, Hon. William Claflin, LL.D., in the chair. 

The deaths of Hon. William Adams Richardson, LL.D. ; Rev. Alonzo H. 
Quint, D.D., and John H. Collamore were announced, an,d committees were 
appointed to prepare resolutions on their deaths. 

Frauklin Bache Stevenson, M.D., Surgeon U.S.N. , read a paper on " New 
England Men as Medical Officers in the Navy of the United States." 

Reports of the corresponding secretary, the council, the librarian and the 
historiographer were presented. 

Nineteen resident members were elected. 

December 2.— A stated meeting was held this afternoon, President Claflin 
in the chair. 

Resolutions on the death of John H. Collamore were passed. 

Mr. Calvin W. Lewis read a paper on " The Chamberlain-Paugus Tradition." 

The reports of the corresponding secretary, council, librarian and historio- 
grapher were presented. 

A committee was appointed to present a memorial to the General Court in favor 
of an act requiring that the records of births, deaths, marriages and other vital 
statistics in every town be copied. 

Seven resident members were elected. 

Messrs. Aaron Sargent and Nathaniel F. Rust were appointed auditors. 

An amendment of the By Laws was adopted, and a committee was appointed 
to consider what other amendments are desirable. 

The death of Benjamin A. Gould, LL.D., was announced, and a committee 
appointed to prepare resolutions on his death. 

1897.] Societies and their Proceedings. 229 

February 3, 1897. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon, Vice-President 
Woodbury in the chair. Albert S. White, Esq., of Newport, N. H., read a 
paper on "The Life, Character and Public Services of Hon. William Plumer, 
Governor of New Hampshire." 

The reports of the corresponding secretary, the council and the librarian 
were presented. 

Rev. Henry A. Hazen offered a resolution in favor of the admission of women 
as members of the Society, action on which was postponed to the March meet- 
ing. The recording secretary was instructed to send return postal cards to all 
voting members, asking them to indicate whether they were in favor of, or op- 
posed to the admission of women as members. 

Eight resident members were elected. 

Wednesday, January 6, 1897.— The annual meeting was held this afternoon 
at three o'clock in Marshall P. Wilder Hall, Society's House, 18 Somerset street, 
Charles Sydney Ensign, LL.B., in the chair. 

A letter was read from the president, Hon. William Claflin, LL.D., contain- 
ing his annual review of the action and condition of the society. 

The monthly reports of the council, the corresponding secretary and the his- 
toriographer were presented, and four resident members were elected. 

The annual report of the council was presented, including reports of the 
committees on the library, finance, publication, papers and essays, English re- 
search, heraldry, memorials, cabinet and rolls of membership, and the commit- 
tee to assist the historiographer. 

The annual reports of the librarian, treasurer, corresponding secretary and 
the historiographer, aud the trustees of the Kidder Fund, were presented. The 
report of the committee on the library announced the receipt of a valuable col- 
lection of heraldic books from the estate of the late Aaron D. W. Freuch, long 
a member of the Heraldry Committee. 

The annual election then took place. The officers for 1897 are : 

President. — Hon. William Claflin, LL.D., of Newton, Mass. 

Vice-Presidents. — Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury, of Boston, Mass. ; Hon. 
James Phinney Baxter, A.M., of Portland, Me.; Hon. Ezra Scollay Stearns, 
A.M., of Concord, N. H. ; Hon. James Barrett, LL.D., of Rutland, Vt. ; Olney 
Arnold, Esq., of Pawtucket, R. I. ; Prof. Edward E. Salisbury, LL.D., of New 
Haven, Ct. 

Becoming Secretary. — Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

Corresponding Secretary.— Albert Harrison Hoyt, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

Treasurer. — Benjamin Barstow Torrey, of Hanover, Mass. 

Librarian. — John Ward Dean, A.M., of Medfoid, Mass. 

The Council. — Messrs. Claflin, Woodbury, Gordon, Hoyt, Torrey and Dean, 

For the term ending in 1898, William Tracy Eustis, of Boston; David G. 
Haskins, Jr., A.M., of Cambridge; Hon. Newton Talbot, of Boston. Ending 
1899, Charles S. Ensign, LL.B.; John T. Hassam, A.M., of Boston; Rev. Hen- 
ry A. Hazen, D.D., of Auburndale. Ending 1900, Caleb B. Tillinghast, of Bos- 
ton ; George S. Mann, of Boston; Henry W. Cunningham, of Manchester. 

March 8. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon, Vice-President Wood- 
bury in the chair. 

The reports of the corresponding secretary, the council, the librarian and 
the historiographer were presented. 

The librarian in his report announced the gift to the library of the "Breeches" 
Bible, brought to New England by Richard Bartlett, an early settler of New- 
bury, containing records of his family. The book was presented by Miss 
Elizabeth G. Hoyt, of Belmont, a descendant. Thanks were voted to Miss 
Hoyt for the revered relic, with the assurance that particular care should be 
taken in its preservation. 

Eight resident members and one corresponding member were elected. 

It was announced that 523 members had returned the postal cards sent them, 
of whom 451 were in favor of the admission of women, 53 were not in favor' 
and 13 returned a qualified approval. 

Rev. Dr. Hazen's motion was then taken up and unanimously passed. A 
committee was appointed to petition the General Court for authority to admit 
women as members. 

VOL. li. 20* 

230 Societies and their Proceedings. [April, 

The meeting voted to petition iu aid of the city of Gloucester's petition that 
Fisherman's Field, where the Colony under Conant first settled, may be laid out 
as a public reservation. 

Old Colony Historical Society. 

Taunton, Mass., January 13, 1897. — The annual meeting was held this day 
in Historical Hall, the president, the Rev. Stephen Hopkins Emery, D.D., in 
the chair. 

The following officers were elected : 

President. — Rev. Stephen Hopkins Emery, D.D., of Taunton. 

Vice-Presidents. — Hon. Edmund Hatch Bennett of Taunton; Hon. John Sum- 
merfield Brayton of Fall River. 

Becording Secretary and Librarian. — Mr. Jarves Edward Seaver. 

Corresponding Secretary. — Hon. Charles Andrew Reed of Taunton. 

Treasurer. — Mr. John Francis Montgomery of Taunton. 

Historiographer. — Prof. Joshua Eddy Crane of Taunton. 

Directors. — Hon. William Eddy Fuller of Taunton; Mr. Henry Morton 
Lovering of Taunton; James Martyn Cushman, Esq., of Taunton; Hon. Wil- 
liam Wallace Crapo of New Bedford ; Mr. Edmund Williams Porter of Taunton ; 
Rev. Matthew Cautine Julien of New Bedford. 

Hon. Charles A, Reed read a paper on Gov. Edward Winslow and the Winslow 
family in the Old Colony. Remarks were made by the president, Prof. Ordro- 
naux and Hon. William E. Fuller. 

Reports of the secretary and historiographer were presented. 

One life and nine resident members were elected. 

Summary of the year.— Members : Life, 6; Resident, 23; Corresponding, 9. 
Total, 38. Twelve members deceased. 

Donations : 23 portraits ; books, 175 vols. ; newspapers, 34 vols. 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, December 1, 1896. — A stated meeting was held this 
evening at eight o'clock. Rev. George M. Bodge of Leominster, Mass. (author 
of The Soldiers of Kiug Philip's War) read a paper on " Arms, Methods and 
Events in Indian Warfare." It was illustrated by stereopticon views. 

December 15. — A stated meeting was held this evening. Hon. John Winslow? 
president of the New England Society of Brooklyn, N. Y., read a paper on 
" The Battle of Lexington, as looked upon in London." 

December 29. — A stated meeting was held this evening. Rev. Dr. George 
H. Clark read a paper on " The South before the War." 

January 12, 1897. — The annual meeting was held this evening, the president 
Hon. John H. Stiness in the chair. The several annual reports were presented. 
The following officers for the current year were elected : 

President. — John H. Stiness. 

Vice-Presidents. — William B. Weeden and William Ames. 

Secretary. — Amos Perry. 

Treasurer. — R. P. Everett. 

Librarian and Cabinet Keeper. — Amos Perry. 

January 26. — A stated meeting was held. A paper was read by George W. 
Whitaker on "A New Jersey Socialistic Community, 1854." 

February 9. — A stated meeting was held. Robert Greene read a paper on "The 
First Settlers of Pawtucket, with a Brief Survey of the Growth and Evolution 
of the Community." 

February 23. — A stated meeting was held. A paper was read by Col. Henry 
Walker, commander of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Bos- 
ton, giving an account of the recent visit of the Ancient and Honorable Artil- 
lery Company to the parent organization, the Honourable Artillery Company of 

March 9. — A stated meeting was held. Alfred Stone read a paper on '• Some 
of the Deceased Architects of Rhode Island and their Works." 

1897.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 231 


Prepared by the Historiographer, Rev. Geoege M. Adams, D.D., of Auburndale, Mass. 

These sketches are abstracts of necrologies prepared by the his- 
toriographer and others, which were printed in the annual Proceedings 
for January, 1897. 

Arthur Bates Alden, a resident member elected in 1895, was the son of Al- 
bert and Charlotte Bates (Comey) Alden, and was born in Foxboro', Mass., 
April 18, 1849. He died Nov. 12, 1895. 

His father removed from Foxboro' to Miclclleboro' in 1859. The son received 
his education at the Midclleboro' public schools and in Pierce Academy. In 
1865-8 he studied in Geneva, Switzerland. He enlisted in the U. S. army in 
July, 1864, and served till November, 1864, when he was discharged for disa- 
bility. He entered the employ of his father in the straw business. In July, 
1871, he became a partner with his father under the firm name of A. Alden & 
Son. In 1876 the Union & Bay State Manufacturing Company was incorpor- 
ated, and he became clerk of the corporation and held the position till the dis- 
solution of the corporation six years later, when the firm of A. B. Alden & Co. 
was formed and continued till his death. 

In his later years he had given much time to the study of the genealogy of 
his own and other families with which he was connected. He was a member 
of the school committee of Middleboro' three years. He was a director of the 
Middleboro' National Bank, and one of the auditors of Middleboro' Cooperative 

He married, Nov. 25, 1874, Miss Mary Harlow Soule, daughter of John M. 
and Betsey B. (Harlow) Soule. They had four children, namely : 1, John Har- 
low, graduated Brown University 1896; 2, Arthur Leslie, died young; Betsey 
and Albert. 

Eev. William Henry Furness, D.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., a corresponding 
member, elected August 3, 1859, died at Philadelphia, January 30, 1896, aged 94. 
He was a son of William and Rebecca (Thwing) Furness, and was born in Bos- 
ton, April 20, 1802. He entered the Boston Latin School in 1812, and Harvard 
College in 1816, where he was graduated in 1820. He lived to be the sole sur- 
vivor of his class and the senior graduate of the college. In 1823 he was grad- 
uated from the Divinity School of Harvard College. In 1824 he preached in 
the Unitarian Church at Baltimore three months. Returning through Philadel- 
phia he was invited by the Unitarian Church organized in 1796 by Rev. Joseph 
Priestley, D.D. He was installed as their pastor January 12, 1825. For fifty 
years he was their sole pastor. In 1875 he peremptorily resigned the pastorate, 
but a few years later was elected pastor emeritus. He was the author of " Re- 
marks on the Four Gospels," 1836 ; " Jesus and His Biographers," 1838 ; " His- 
tory of Jesus," 1850; "Thoughts on the Life and Character of Jesus of Naz- 
areth," 1859. He was a fine German scholar, and his translations from the 
German were highly esteemed. He was the author of a number of hymns of 
high merit, and published many sermons and addresses. He married in 1826 
Miss Annis Pulling Jenks of Salem. She was born the same year as her hus- 
band and died at the age of 83. They had the following children : 1, William 
Henry; 2, Horace Howard; 3, Annie Lee, married Mr. Wistarn; 4, Frank. 

Henry Pexniman Bliss, a resident member elected in 1891, was born in West 
Brookfield, Mass., Feb. 1, 1820, died in Boston March 6, 1896. He was a son of 

232 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society, [April, 

Jesse and Mary (Penniman) Bliss. His ancestry is traced to Thomas 1 Bliss, 
who with his son Samuel, 2 a boy of eleven years, and other children, emigrated 
from England to Massachusetts. The family were first at Braintree and after- 
wards permanently at Hartford, Ct. 

Henry P. Bliss was educated at Monson Academy. He came to Boston in 
1839, and from that time till 1886 was connected with the wholesale dry goods 
business. For many years he was of the firm of Cushing & Bliss, in Franklin 
street. The strong characteristics of a long line of Puritan ancestors were re- 
produced in him. He was much interested in music and art, and was a member 
of the Boston Art Club. He lived in Cambridge from about 1849 to 1879, after 
that in Boston. 

He married 1st, Hannah L. Warren of Grafton, Mass., and 2d, Adelia Maria 
Warren. His surviving children are: 1, Laura W., married George A. Miner 
of Boston; 2, Edward P., a merchant of Boston; 3, Harriet M. ; 4, Delia F., 
married Charles W. Huntington of Lowell; 5, Mary E.; and 6, Henry W., a 
merchant of Boston. 

Waterman Stone, a life member, elected Sept. 7, 1881, was born in Cumber- 
land, R. I., March 10, 1847, and died at North Providence, R. I., March 30, 
1896. He was a son of Lemuel Morse Ellis and Caroline Lucretia (Phette- 
place) Stoue. When Waterman was about ten years old, his father removed 
from Cumberland to North Providence. Here he attended the public schools 
and took a course in civil engineering in a private school. At nineteen he 
entered the service of the Providence, Warren & Bristol Railroad, of which 
his father was superintendent. In 1889 he removed to Kansas City and became 
superintendent of the elevated and steet railway. After remaining there four 
years he established an office in New York city. Since then he has constructed 
an elevated road from Fall River to New Bedford and lines with the former 
city, being engaged upon the power house when he was taken ill. He was for 
many years secretary of the American Society of Railroad Superintendents. Mr. 
Stone's home and the residence of his family for the last years of his life was at 
Lawrence, Kansas. He married Jan. 3, 1872, Emily Clarke Steere of Gloucester, 
R. I., who survives him. His surviving children are: 1, Mary Winsor, married 
Edward D. Ellison of Kansas City; 2, Charles Waterman; 3, Elizabeth Water- 
man; 4, Marguerite Bernon ; 5, Katherine Phetteplace. 

Rev. John Hopkins Morison, D.D., a resident member, elected January 4, 
1861. He was the oldest son of Nathaniel and Mary Ann (Hopkins) Morison, 
of Peterborough, N. H., and was born in that town July 25, 1806. He died at 
Boston, Mass., April 26, 1896. At the age of three he began to attend school in 
summer, but after he was six years old his services on the farm were thought 
too valuable to be dispensed with, and from that time till 4 he was sixteen years 
old, he went to school only in winter, from eight to twelve weeks a year. 

In the autumn of 1819, his father died in very straightened circumstances. 
From 1820 to 1824 he lived with different farmers in the town, working hard 
and faring as well as they did. In 1824 he went to Exeter, and lived with Mr. 
Joseph S. Gilman. Later he lived awhile with Hon. Jeremiah Smith. In 1S29 
he was admitted to the junior class of Harvard College, and was graduated in 
1831. In March, 1832, he opened a small private school for ^young ladies in 
New Bedford, where he remained a year. In 1833 he entered the middle class 
of Cambridge Divinity School, but did not graduate. He supported himself as 
a private teacher till May, 1838, when he was settled as au associate pastor 
with Rev. Ephraim Peabody, D.D., at New Bedford. In 1845 he resigned his 
office at New Bedford, and was installed January 18, 1846, as pastor of the 
First Cougregationalist Parish at Milton, Mass. After a pastorate of twenty- 
five years a colleague was appointed, namely, Rev. Francis T. Washburne, 
who was installed March 2, 1871. Mr. Washburne died Dec. 29, 1873, and was 
succeeded as associate pastor by Rev. Frederick Frothingham. In 1880, Dr. 
Morison resigned his pastorate. 

He was married in October, 1841, to Miss Emily Ilurd Rogers of Salem. In 
1858, the degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Harvard College. He 
was the author of "Disquisitions and Notes on the Gospel of Matthew," 1841 ; 
"Life of Jeremiah Smith, LL.D.," 1845; and "Life of Robert Swain," 1847. 
He published also various sermons and addresses. 

1897.] Book Notices, 233 


[The Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information of 
readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent by 

Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College, with Annals of the Col- 
lege History : May, 1745-May, 1763. By Franklin Bowditch Dexter, M.A. 
New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1896. Royal 8vo. pp. viii.4-793. 
Price, $5. 

This work, begun by the publication in 1885 of a first volume covering the 
period from 1701 to May, 1745, is now continued for a further period of eigh- 
teen years. The value of the work, and the fidelity with which it is prosecuted, 
is undiminished, and the reader will only regret the necessarily slow progress 
toward its completion in the later generations of graduates of the college. 

The middle of the eighteenth century was a clay of small things at Yale. 
Students were comparatively few in number, money was lacking, and the annals 
disclose much dissension growing out of the aggressive and arbitrary adminis- 
tration of President Clap. Need was felt of a new college building. After 
five or six years' agitation an act was passed by the General Assembly in 1747 
authorizing a lottery to promote the object. Work of construction was begun 
in 1748, and then annual appeals were made to the General Assembly for more 
funds. The exterior was finished in 1752 and the interior in 1756 — but the 
entire cost of the building, through all these years of labor, was only £1660. 
This building was called Connecticut Hall, in acknowledgment of the assistance 
given by the colonial government, and it is still standing, being known to the 
present generation as South Middle College. 

In the eighteen years covered by the work 505 students were graduated. 
Biographical sketches are given of these men, the sketches being carefully pre- 
pared and of great value. In a majority of cases the names of the paternal 
grandparents, as well as the parents, of the graduates are given, for which 
many genealogical students will thank the compiler. Equally valuable is the 
full citation of authorities, given in each case in a foot-note. 

The residence of 490 of the 505 graduates at the time of entering college is 
known. Of these 381 were from Connecticut, 63 from Massachusetts, 33 from 
New York, 9 from Rhode Island, 3 from New Jersey, and 1 from North Caro- 
lina. The number of ministers was 186, physicians 64, and lawyers 56. 

An appendix by Prof. Hubert A. Newton, LL.D., devoted to vital statistics, 
is interesting. " It is a marked feature of the mortality statistics of American 
college graduates," says the writer, "that there is excessive mortality in the 
years immediately following graduation. This is no doubt clue to the strenuous 
efforts of young graduates to attain a good position in their profession. The 
later favorable experience in the ages from 45 to 75 is presumably due to the 
fact that they have by that time gained position or else lost ambition." 

By Samuel Merrill, LL.B., of Cambridge, Mass. 

The Index Library, being Indexes, Calendars and Abstracts of British Becords 
issued to the Subscribers by The British Becord Society, Limited. No. GQ. De- 
cember, 1896. Royal 8vo. Annual subscription one guinea. Address E. A. 
Fry, Esq., honorary secretary, 172 Edmund Street, Birmingham, England. 

The first number of the Index Library bears date January, 1888, William P. 
W. Phillemon, M.A., B.C., who retired a few years ago, being then the editor. 
At the close of 1889, the second year, steps were taken to form a permanent 
society by the name of the British Record Society, to carry on the publication 
of the Index Library. Sixty-six parts have already been issued. It is found 
that this periodical fills a want long felt by antiquarian students. The follow- 
ing volumes have been completed, namely, 1, Northamptonshire and Rutland 
Wills, 1510-1632, 1 volume; 2, Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers, temp. 
Charles I., 4 volumes; 3, Royal Composition Papers, A to F, 1 volume; 4, 
Signet Bills, 1584 to 1624, 1 volume; 5, Lichfield Wills and Adminstrations 
1510 to 1652 ; 6, Berkshire Wills and Adminstrations 1508 to 1652 ; 7, Gloucester- 

234 Book Notices. [April, 

shire Inquisitiones Post Mortem, temp. Charles I., 2 volumes; 8, The Pre- 
rogative Court of Chancery Wills 1383 to 1558, 2 volumes; 9, Gloucestershire 
Wills 1541 to 1650. 

Indexes to other records, quite as valuable and interesting, are in pro- 
gress. We would particularly call the attention of our readers to the Index to 
the wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (now preserved in the 
Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House, London), compiled by J. Challenor 
C. Smith, so favorably known as the superintendent of the Literary Depart- 
ment at Somerset House, to whom many of our American searchers have been 
indebted. Two volumes of this index have been completed, furnishing an in- 
dex to the wills from 1383 to 1558. A continuation of this index from 1559 to 
1583 is in progress, and in this number is completed to the letter J. 

A Scottish Series of Records has recently been commenced in the Index 

The Fifty -Seventh Begiment of Massachusetts Volunteers in the War of the Be- 
bellion. Army of the Potomac. By Captain John Anderson, U. *S. Army. 
Boston, Mass. : E. B. Stillings & Co., Printers, 55 Sudbury Street. 1896. Pp. 

This is a valuable and exhaustive work. It is more even than a history of 
the brave 57th, as it gives in outline something of the history, during the last 
years of the Civil War, of the struggle of the Army of the Potomac (com- 
manded by Gen. U. S. Grant) with the Army of Northern Virginia (under Gen. 
R. E. Lee), two of the bravest armies commanded by two of the greatest 
generals that the world has ever seen. It is a book of absorbing interest 
written by a man who took part in the important series of battles, from the ter- 
rible conflict in the Wilderness to the surrender at Appomattox. The descrip- 
tion of these battles is vivid in the extreme. Many of the pen portraits of the 
officers and soldiers of the 57th Regiment (that of Gen. William F. Bartlett 
and others) are glowing tributes to these brave men. One of the interesting 
features of the book is the spirit of fair-mindedness which pervades it. Al- 
though of unflinching loyalty to the Union cause, the author could recognize 
and respect the steadfast courage of the southern as well as of the northern 
soldier. Looking back from the present period to the time of the war he can 
calmly consider the great questions involved. Moreover he can lay stress on 
the great truth that there are now no sectional differences, that the North and 
the South are more firmly united, more indissolubly joined together than ever 
before in the history of our native land. While Capt. Anderson presents in a 
very realistic way the horrors of war, he yet shows that war is not always an 
unmixed evil, that although for the time being it may seem to retard progress 
and bring countless evils in its train, it may in the end conduce to the progress 
of the human race, may lead up to "the one divine event toward which the 
whole creation moves," the coming of " the kingdom of our Lord and of his 

By Daniel Bollins, of Boston. 

Suffolk Manorial Families, being the County Visitations and Other Pedigrees. 
Edited with extensive additions by Joseph James Muskett. Part IV. Pri- 
vately printed. Exeter : William Pollard & Co., Printers. 1896. Royal 4to. 
48 pages. Price 5 shillings each part. 

We have another part of Mr. Muskett's valuable work, the Suffolk Manorial 
Families. There have now been five parts issued, parts 1, 2, 3 and 6, and the 
one under review. The several parts have been noticed as they appeared. The 
present part is characterized by the same thorough work that its predecessors had. 
Wills, chancery proceedings, parish registers and other evidences, are used to 
verify and trace the pedigrees. It contains pedigrees of Forth, Crymble, Bode, 
Powell, Clopton, Tyndall, Rainsborough and Reade. 

The present part and parts 1, 2 and 3 relate exclusively to the Winthrops 
of Groton and families allied to them. In the preparation of these four parts 
Mr. Muskett has had the assistance of Robert C. Winthrop, Jr.. who has placed 
in his hands all the material that he could furnish from the Winthrop papers in 
his possession. The material now collected is largely new matter, nowhere 
else found in print. In these four parts will be found all the reliable informa- 
tion known to exist concerning the English ancestry of Gov. John Winthrop 
of Massachusetts and his connections. 

1897.] Booh Notices. 235 

Legends of Woburn. Second Series. Now first written and preserved in col- 
lected form from Old Traditions, Legends and History. Illustrated by thirty-two 
characteristic Plates, to which is added a Table of Local Weather Indications. By 
Parker Lind all Converse, author of "Legends of Woburn, First Series," 
"Story of Creation," etc. Woburn, Mass. Printed for subscribers only. 
1896. 8vo. pp. xi.+252. 

The Second Series of miscellanies relating to Woburn furnishes a " Menu," 
— as the author facetiously calls the table of contents, — of a variety similar to 
that of the First Series. The text and the illustrations might be aptly de- 
scribed as including the curios of Woburn annals as distinguished from the 
facts and statistics which alone are admitted into the ordinary town history. 
The historical quality of the opening sections, however, is of a sufficiently 
serious cast, and the reader will also discover throughout the book, com- 
mingled with ballads and tales, a stock of information pertinent not only to 
Woburn life but to that of New England in general. 

The typography and illustrations brilliantly enhance the merits of a volume 
which, as it was certainly written con amore, will so be read by those most natu- 
rally interested in its contents. 

By Frederick W. Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

I. The Registers of Banstead, in the County of Surrey. 1547-1789. Tran- 
scribed and edited by F. A. Heygate Lambert, Esq., F.S.A., with the per- 
mission of the Rev. E. V. Buckle, Vicar of Banstead. London. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. vii.+145. 

II. The Registers of St. Alban's, in the City of Worcester. 1630-1812. Tran- 
scribed by Rev. J. Bowstead Wilson, M.A., F.S.A., Rector of Knightwick, 
Worcestershire. London. 1896. 8vo. pp. 92+xiii. 

III. The Registers of Beer Hackett, Dorset. From 1549 to 1812. Transcribed 
by Edward Alexander Fry, with the permission of the Rev. Wilfred Rox- 
by, B. A., Rector of Thornford and Beer Hacket. London. 1896. 8vo. pp. 

IV. The Registers of North Luffenham, in the County of Rutland, 1572-1812. 
Transcribed and edited by the Rev. Philip Gretton Dennis, B.D., Rector of 
North Luffenham. London. 1896. 8vo. pp. x.-f-166. 

V. The Registers of Monk Fryston, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. 1538- 
1678. Transcribed by (the late) J. D. Hemsworth. London. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. 162. — These volumes are not published or sold, but are privately printed 
for The Parish Register Society, and are issued to subscribers at the rate of 
one guinea per annum. Address W. Fergusson Irvine, Esq., Hon. Treasurer, 
18 Devonshire Road, Claughton, Cheshire. 

The Banstead Registers begin with the year 1547 and include the baptisms to 
1750, the marriages to 1753 and the burials to 1789, to which are added the 
monumental inscriptions in the church, the tombstone inscriptions in the church- 
yard, and a list of the patrons and vicars. St. Alban's is the most ancient 
parish but one in the city of Worcester ; unfortunately, however, its Registers 
only date back to 1630. The Registers of Beer Hackett begin in the year 1549 
but are not continuous. There are no entries between 1647 and 1658, 1672 and 
1696, and 1707 and 1725. The volume of North Luffenham contains besides the 
Registers a list of the patrons and rectors, monumental inscriptions in the 
church and eleven pages of " Notes of briefs and other memoranda." The 
Monk Fryston Registers commence with the year in which the present system 
of parochial registers was instituted in England (1538). 

The Parish Register Society, which was organized for the purpose of print- 
ing the early English Parish Registers in a uniform series, and which has the 
support of some of the most eminent antiquaries in Great Britain, has sur- 
prised its subscribers both by the amount and the excellence of its first year's 
work. These volumes are well printed on fine hand-made paper and are tho- 
roughly indexed. It is gratifying to notice, also, that each register is printed 
in full, verbatim et literatim, from its commencement to (whenever possible) the 
year 1812. 

In 1897 the Society will issue besides others a part of the important Register 
of Stratford on Avon, which contains the baptism and burial of Shakespeare. 
It is to be edited by Mr. Richard Savage. As many will want this work who 
do not care for the others, separate subscriptions will be received for it at the 
same rate (£1. 1. 0). 

236 Booh Notices, [April, 

" Ould Newbury" ; Historical and Biographical Sketches. By John J. Currier. 
Illustrated. Boston : Damrell & Uphara. 1896. 8vo. pp. 729. Price $5 in 
cloth, and §C> in half morocco. 

The Hon. John J. Currier has written a valuable book, whose title we give 
above. It will deeply interest a multitude of readers, and we can heartily 
recommend it to our readers. " Ould Newbury " was settled in 1635. It is a 
hive from which have swarmed a host of people to build up younger towns by 
their energy and thrift. The posterity of these people has multiplied a hun- 
dred fold, so that now the descendants of the settlers of Newbury can be found 
in every part of our land. They, though widely separated from the parent 
hive, will thank Mr. Currier for reproducing for their benefit the history and 
traditions of the place where their ancestors lived, and recording what has hap- 
pened there before and after their forefathers left. The present residents of 
the locality, though not descended from the first comers, will have as deep an 
interest as they. 

Newbury and the towns formed from it has produced many distinguished 
men, and as many have adopted it as their home. Mr. Currier has been inde- 
fatigable in searching out the incidents in their lives, even when their memory 
was growing indistinct, and giving us full biographies, with portraits of them- 
selves and views of the homes in which they lived. Among the personal 
sketches found here are those of Chief Justice Samuel Sewall, Theophilus 
Parsons, Rev. George Whitefield, William Lloyd Garrison, Hannah F. Gould, 
Caleb Cushing, Ben. Perley Poore, Eben F. Stone and William Wheelwright. 
A portrait of the author's father, John Currier, Jr., an enterprising ship- 
builder in Newburyport, who died in 1887, embellishes the chapter on "Old 
Ship Yards." The author of this book about twenty years ago published a 
work entitled " Ship Building on the Merrimac," in which a full account of 
this industry may be found. 

This locality has been the scene of many events that are a part of our 
country's history, and of many whose influence has been felt beyond the limits 
of our land. These are well described by the author, who takes great care to 
have them correct in their minutest details. 

Mr. Currier is well qualified to write a book like this. He has antiquarian 
tastes, and his opportunities for gathering the history and traditions of the 
place have been great. He has a clear style, and his descriptions of men and 
places are highly interesting. The book makes a handsome volume. The en- 
gravings are numerous and of a high order of merit. They consist of portraits, 
views of buildings and scenery, maps, etc. 

Ancient Families of Bohemia Manor, their Homes and their Graves. By Rev. 
Charles Payson Mallory. The Historical Society of Delaware. Wilmington. 
1888. 8vo. pp. 74. Price $1.25. Address Rev. Charles P. Mallory, 940 East 
177th Street, New York City. 

This paper was prepared at the request of the Delaware Historical Society 
and was read before it March 21, 1887. 
It was published by that Society and forms No. 7 of their series of "Papers." 
Bohemia Manor is a name given to a tract of twenty thousand acres of land in 
Cecil and New Castle counties granted in the seventeenth century by Lord Balti- 
more to Augustine Herman, a native of Bohemia. Mr. Mallory has written an 
account of the settlers on this tract and their descendants. The narrative is 
very interesting, and much of historic value concerning that section is preserved. 

The Historic Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773. By Caleb A. Wall. 
Worcester : Press of F. S. Blanchard & Co. 1896. 8vo. pp. 87. For sale 
by C. A. Wall, Worcester, Mass. Price 75 cents. 

Mr. Wall, the author of the work before us, has published a number of his- 
torical works relating to the city of Worcester, among which may be named 
"Reminiscences of Worcester," "North Worcester" and "Eastern Worcester," 
most of which have been noticed in the Register. 

In the book before us Mr. Wall treats of the actors in the Tea Party proceed- 
ings, and the incidents leading to, accompanying and following that event, with 
a short account of the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770. The occasion of 
printing this history was the celebration July 4, 1895 of the twenty-fifth anni- 
versary of the dedication of a monument to the memory of Capt. Peter Slater 
and his associates in throwing the tea overboard. Short sketches of the actors 
on that occasion are given. 

1897.] Booh Notices. 237 

The First Church of Christ, Old Saybrook, Conn. The Celebration of the Two 
Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary, Wednesday, July 1, 1896. Middletown. 
1896. 8vo., pp. 132. 

Although Sa} 7 brook was settled in 1635 and was for some years a distinct 
government, yet there was no church organized there until 1646. The reason 
for this was that the settlement was looked upon as a fort or military post, and 
therefore the minister was but a chaplain and his congregation had not the right 
to gather themselves into a church. But the history of the church which was 
gathered after eleven years delay is full of interest, and its story has been well 
told in the addresses contained in this volume. The special "historical re- 
view" was from the skilled pen of the Rev. Amos S. Chesebrough, D.D., and 
as printed in this volume it is a valuable contribution to the ecclesiastical his- 
tory of Connecticut. Two or three points deserve particular attention : the 
connection of the church with the early days of the Collegiate School, now Yale 
College and University ; the assembling of the synod which framed the Say- 
brook Platform; the fact that two, if not three, of the early pastors were 
ordained solely by the laying-on of the hands of the lay brethren ; and the 
ministries of Rev. William Hart and Rev. Frederick William Hotchkiss, his 
son-in-law, covering together a period of one hundred and eight years. The 
ancient Saybrook church, in that part of the original town which is now legally 
known as Old Saybrook (the village retains the ancient name), was the mother 
of the Norwich church, and from each have sprung many others. Among the 
shorter addresses preserved in this volume, those of the most general interest 
are that conveying the salutations of the first church in Hartford and that by 
the pastor of the first church in Norwich. 

By Bev. Samuel Hart, D.D., of Hartford, Conn. 

Vital Becord of Behoboth, 1642-1896. By James N. Arnold. Providence: 
Narraganset Historical Publishing Company. 1897. Folio. Price $7. 

Mr. J. N. Arnold of Providence, R. I., the well known compiler of the Vital 
Records of Rhode Island, has prepared and published the Records of this an- 
cient town. This work makes a book of nearly 1000 pages of the same style as 
his latest Rhode Island volumes. In order to encourage subscription and pat- 
ronage he has placed the price at seven dollars, but the price will be raised 
after day of publication to ten dollars, at his option. It is advisable therefore 
in those who wish this work to order it immediately. We have no hesitancy in 
saying that even at ten dollars it is cheap for a volume of materials illustrating 
the history of a town. There are over ten thousand marriages and intentions in 
strict duplicate, about twenty thousand births and six thousand deaths, cover- 
ing a period of 250 years. When it is realized by the reader that all this mat- 
ter is so arranged that every family mentioned on the record is here placed 
at once before his eye in its proper place, and that it is not a mere list of names 
but thousands of interesting notes are added. The book and page of the 
original town record is given also, thus placing at the reader's command an in- 
stant reference to the source of authority. Mr. Arnold is noted for his pains- 
taking and he has produced a work that can be relied upon as accurate. From 
faded lines and peculiar formation of letters no town record can be copied ex- 
actly perfect. The author will get as near to it, however, as humanity is capable. 

We have not space to give a sketch of this town, but will say that it once 
came within three votes of being made our State capital, that it saw the begin- 
ning and end of Philip's war within its borders, and that it was once the most 
populous town in the colony. 

The lists of early freeman purchasers, settlers and soldiers who served in 
Philip's war, and in the Revolution of 1776. Besides these very important lists 
he has an index of all names and places mentioned in the volume. *** 

-4 List of American Genealogies which have been printed in book form. Arranged 
in Alphabetical Order. Compiled by Thomas Allen Glenn. Philadelphia : 
Henry T. Coates & Company. 1897. 4to. pp. 71. Price $2. 

This is a very useful book. Its design is to give the titles of all the geneal- 
ogies which have appeared in book form in the United States. Its arrange- 
ment is alphabetical under the surnames which are the subjects of the various 
publications. " The Hand-book of American Genealogy," by William H. Whit- 
vol. li. 21 

238 Book Notices. [April, 

more, published in 1802, was the first book to give a list of American Genealo- 
gies. The arrangement was chronological, and besides the titles it gives a de- 
scription of the books. It has been a great aid to students of genealogy. 

The present volume brings the list of books down to the present time, and by 
it> alphabetical arrangement makes it much more easy to consult. It has cross 
references, so that genealogies which are published in volumes with those of 
other surnames can be easily found. It is therefore a complete catalogue of 
American Genealogies in book form. 

The book is carefully compiled and handsomely printed, on superior paper 
with wide margins. The author thinks as we do that " besides being of great 
value to those directly interested in the genealogy of their family, and particu- 
larly to persons connected with the various patriotic heredity societies, the pres- 
ent bibliography cannot fail to be of much use to biographers, historians and 
librarians throughout the country." 

Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Volume I. Transactions, 
1892-1894. Boston: Published by the Society. 1895. xx. (2), 525 pp. Il- 
lustrated. 8vo. 

This volume, presenting the first fruits of the investigations of the members 
of this young Society, shows abundant justification for its existence. That 
there is a field for another historical society devoted to Massachusetts history, 
working, perhaps, on a broader plane than its more conservative prototype, the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, must be acknowledged by the reader of 
the valuable papers now published. Mr. Andrew McFarland Davis's "Historical 
Work in Massachusetts " affords an exact and full account of the organization 
of the local historical societies in the State. Mr. Ecles's remarks upon the 
Shipwreck of the Palatines give an explanation of the much sought information 
as to the destination of the unfortunate emigrants. The "Massachusetts 
Election Sermons" are the subject of a critical and historical study by Mr. 
Lindsay Swift. The social as well as the religious purport of the institution 
which existed from 1634 clown to 1884, when it was abolished by an Act of the 
General Court, is well brought out in this valuable study. So good a bibliogra- 
pher as Mr. Swift must regret that circumstances forbade the addition of a 
full bibliography of the Sermons. Mr. Edwin M. Wheelwright's work upon 
some of the descendants of John Wheelwright, the Antinomian article is a 
good hit. 

An unusually valuable Index occupies pages 453-455 of the volume. 

By Appleton P. C. Griffin, Esq., of Boston. 

TJie Lower Norfolk County Virginia, Antiquary. Edited by Edward W. 
James. Vol. I. Baltimore : Press of the Freidenwald Company. 1897. 
8vo. pp. 146. Four parts. Price 50 cents each. 

The work which was commenced in 1895 was announced as to be issued at 
irregular intervals. The first part appeared in March, 1895, the second in Octo- 
ber, 1895, the third in March, 1896, and the fourth appears _n March of this 
year. The first part was noticed by us in October, 1895, and the second and 
third in July, 1896. Lower Norfolk County comprised all of that territory 
which is now included within the limits of the counties of Norfolk and Prin- 
cess Anne and the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth. Much historic matter is 
preserved in this book. 

Publishments, Marriages, Births and Deaths from the Earlier Becords of Gor- 
ham, Maine. By Marquis F. King, President of the Maine Genealogical So- 
ciety. Maine Genealogical Society, Portland, Maine, 1897. 8vo. pp. 212. Edi- 
tion 100 copies. Price $2.50; free by mail. Sold by Hubbard W. Bryant, 
Portland, Me. 

The Hon. M. F. King of Portland has performed a service to the inhabitants 
of Gorham, Maine, ty preserving in print all the vital statistics of that town 
which are now known to exist. They are now safe from the fate of some other 
records of Gorham. Judge Josiah Pierce, when he wrote his History of Gor- 
ham, in 1862, had access, says Mr. King, to both proprietors' and town records 
for he makes no mention of their loss. Subsequent to 1862 there must have 
been a wholesale removal of books from the town clerk's office, as for several 
years the town was left with few records bearing dates prior to the present cen- 

1897.] Booh Notices. 239 

tury. "The loss was unaccountable, and the mystery not lessened by the return 
four or five years ago of the oldest volumes of the town records express from 
Boston, consignee unknown." The town has now no proprietors' records and 
the town records from 1770 to 1803 are missing. The records here printed 
were contributed by Mr. King to the Portland Evening Express, and are re- 
printed with the type set for that newspaper. The intentions, marriages, 
births and deaths are each arranged alphabetically. Ex-Mayor King deserves 
much credit for his work. 

Signers of the Mayflower Compact. By Annie Arnoux Haxtun. Reprinted 
from the "Mail and Express." New York. 1896. Large 4to. 9£ in. by 12 
in. Part I. Price 25 cts. 

The New York " Mail and Express " has been printing during the last two 
years a series of articles on the descendants of the signers of the Mayflower 
Compact. The demand for back numbers containing those articles has been so 
great that the publisher has decided to reprint them. We have before us the 
first part of the serial reprint, containing articles on the descendants of the 
first fourteen signers. The articles contain much information about the May- 
flower Pilgrims and their posterity. We commend the serial to the attention of 
our readers. 

Diary of Lieut. Samuel Thompson of Woburn, 3Iassachusetts, while in Service in 
the French War, 1758. With Notes by William R. Cutter. Boston : Press 
of David Clapp & Son. 1896. 8vo. pp. 60. 

Woburn Men in the Indian and other Wars, previous to the Year 1754. By 
Arthur G. Loring and William R. Cutter. Boston: David Clapp & Son, 
Printers. 1897. 8vo. pp. 15. 

This Diary was first printed in Sewall's History of Woburn. Since then the 
original has been hopelessly lost, supposed to be burned. This edition was 
printed for private distribution by Leonard Thompson of Woburn, a descend- 
ant. The diary begins May 24, 1758, when the diarist was twenty-six years old, 
and ends Monday, Nov. 6, of the same year. It contains entries made in a 
march to Lake George, Ticonderoga and Fort William Henry, the military ser- 
vice there, and the return to Woburn. The entries have an historic value which 
the elaborate notes of Mr. Cutter increase greatly. 

The book is handsomely printed and is illustrated with numerous engravings. 
The appendixes of historical matter fill over half the book. 

The pamphlet on Woburn Men is supplementary to the names in the Diary 
of Samuel Thompson and the Appendix to that publication. It is compiled 
with great care, and will be found useful. 

Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut. By Edward Augustus 
Bowen. Cambridge, Mass. : Printed at the Riverside Press. 1897. Royal 
8vo. pp. iv.-f- 10 -f-245. Edition 250 copies. Price $5. Address the Author, 
90 William Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Families of Dickerman Ancestry. Descendants of Thomas Dickerman, an Early 
Settler of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Prepared and published by Edward 
Dwight Dickerman and George Sherwood Dickerman. New Haven : The 
Tattle, Morehouse & Taylor Press. 1897. Royal 8vo. pp. 650+i. Price $5; 
delivered for $5.40. Address the Printers. 

An American Ancestry. By Anna Richmond Warner French. Compiled 
from over two thousand volumes with additional records, gathered by Miss 
Abbie French and others. Minneapolis: Hall, Black & Co., Printers. 1894. 
Super royal 8vo. pp. xv.-f 186. 

Hall Ancestry. A Series of Sketches of the Lineal Ancestors of the Children of 
Samuel Holden Parsons Hall and his wife Emeline Bulkeley of Binghamton, 
N. Y. By Charles S. Hall. G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York and London. 
1896. 8vo. <;ilt top, pp. x.-|-507. Edition 200 copies. Price $5. Address 
C. S. Hall, 86 Court Street, Binghamton, N. Y., or the publishers, New York 
and London. 

The Pedigree of Bailees, formerly of Kingston-upon-Hull and originally of Kel- 
Jhld in Stillingfleet, Yorkshire. Compiled from the wills, parish registers and 
other documents, collected by Lieut-Colonel G. A. Raikes, F.S.A. By Joseph 

240 Booh Notices. [April, 

Foster, M.A. Oxon. Corrected to 25 January, 1897. Broadside 23 in. by 
36 in. folded -with cover. 

Gatherings toward the Genealogy of the Coffin Family. By W. S. Appleton. 
Boston : Tress of David Clapp & Son. 1896. 8vo. pp. 53. 

Sir George Yeardley of Yeardley, Governor and Captain General of Virginia and 
Temperance West, Lady Yeardley and some of their Descendants. By Thomas 
Teakle Upshur, Massawaddox, Northampton County, Virginia. 1896. 4to. 
pp. 35. 

Ancestry of John Davis, Governor and U. S. Senator and Eliza Bancroft, his 
wife, both of Worcester, Massachusetts. Compiled by Horace Davis. San 
Francisco, Cal. 1897. 8vo. pp. 94. 

Genealogy of the Philadelphia Branch of the Damon Family of Massachusetts. 
Philadelphia. 1896. 8vo. pp. 39. 

Ancestry of Nathan Dane Dodge and of his wife, Sarah (Shepard) Dodge. By 
Mary A. (Dodge) Parsons. Salem, Mass. : Aylward, Huntress & Dennis. 
1896. 8vo. pp. 76. 

Genealogical Notes concerning Tliomas Newton of Fairfield, Conn., compiled by 
Newton Lull of Chicago, 111. ; and Henry Wallbridge of Preston, Conn., 
compiled by W. S. Wallbridge of Litchfield, Conn. Chicago : Press of 
George E. Marshall & Co. 12 mo. pp. 39. 

The Van Houton Family of Bergen, New Jersey. By Charles L. Demarest 
Washburn. New York. 1897. Super Royal 8vo. pp. 11. 

TJie Jaudon Family. By Edwin Jaquett Sellers, A.M., LL.B. Philadelphia: 
Printed by J. B. Lippiucott Company. 1890. 8vo. pp. 24. 

John Allen and Phoebe Deuel of Cambridge and Peru, N. Y. Preliminary Edi- 
tion for Private Circulation. By Charles J. North. Buffalo, N. Y. 4to 
pp. 11. 

Ancestors of Moses Belcher Bass. Also contains ancestors of his two wives 
Elizabeth Wimble and Margaret Sprague. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Genealogical and Historical Notes on the Teall Family. 1889. 8vo. pp. 7. 

Constitution and By Laws of the Brigham Family Association Organized at Chi- 
cago Oct. 18, 1893, together vrith a report of its Proceedings at its First Meet- 

The Samborne Ancestry. By V. C. Sanborn, La Grange, Illinois. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Tlie First Sambornes of Hampton in New Hampshire. By V. C. Sanborn of La 
Grange, 111. Boston : David Clapp & Son. 1897. 8vo. pp. 10. 

Additions and Corrections to the Sumner Genealogy to January, 1897. 8vo. 
pp. 5. 

Eben Kingman 2d. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Allyn. 8vo. 20 pages. 

Eldredge Genealogy. A Record of Some of the Descendants of William Eldredge 
of Yarmouth. By Zoeth S. Eldredge. Boston : Printed for Private Circula- 
tion. 1896. 8vo. pp. 35. 

Thomas Kimberly of New Haven, Conn. 1638. Tabular pedigree 12 inches by 
24 inches. Folded with paper cover. 

Reunion of the Descendants of John Lee of Farmington, Conn., held at Farming- 
ton, Conn., Aug. 12 and 13, 1896. Edited by Leonard Lee. Meriden, 
Conn : Republican Publishing Co. 1896. 8vo. pp. 67. 

We continue in this number our quarterly notices of works relating to family 

The first book, Mr. Bowen's Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, is a 
work on which the author has spent much time in collecting the materials and 
which is brought out in the highest style of the typographic art. The book 
is not intended, says the author, to be a complete genealogy of the 
Bowens, but an account of the Bowens of Woodstock, Conn., and their an- 
cestry and descendants. The emigrant ancestor of this branch was Griffith 
Bowen who came to New England about the year 1638 and settled at Boston, 
but afterwards returned to England. A brief account of him and his descend- 

1897.] Booh Notices. 241 

ants was contributed to the Register for October, 1893, by the author of this 
book. The book before us is illustrated by several views of the residence 
of Griffith Bowen before he came to New England, and other ancient buildings 
occupied by Bowens. Several tabular pedigrees are given, also a table show- 
ing the ancestors of the author for six generations. The appendix contains 
genealogical notes on the families from which he is descended. The book has 
a good index. 

The book on the Dickerman family is one that any family might be proud 
of. The descendants of Thomas Dickerman of Dorchester have been traced 
with remarkable success, and the result is a volume of more than six hundred 
pages. It is clearly arranged and is well printed on fine paper. Interspersed 
through the book are eighteen ancestral and family charts which enable the 
reader readily to see the relationship of different parties. The index is copious. 

The book entitled American Ancestry is a record of the ancestors of every 
name of a son of the author, Mrs. Charles E. French, of Minneapolis. The 
surnames are arranged alphabetically. As full details as could be obtained of 
each person is given. The book is well arranged, handsomely printed, and 
well indexed. The edition has been exhausted and a new one is in prepara- 

The Hall Ancestry is a well prepared book and is what its title describes it 
to be, sketches of the ancestors of the author's brothers and sister, children of 
the late Hon. Samuel H. P. and Mrs. Emeline (Berkeley) Hall of Binghamton, 
N. Y. ; with "some account of nearly one hundred early Puritan families of 
New England; also tables showing the royal descents of Mary Lyman and 
Sarah Chauncy and of their descendants." It makes a handsome volume. 

The Raikes family to which the tabular pedigree before us is devoted is here 
traced to the time of Henry VII. It was compiled by Joseph Poster, F.S.A., 
whose genealogical and biographical works are numerous and of high authority. 
It was compiled for Lt. Col. George Alfred Raikes, F.S.A., author of the 
History of the Honourable Artillery Company and other works. Of this family 
was Thomas Raikes, governor of the Bank of England, 1797-9. 

Mr. Appleton's Gatherings on the Coffin family is a welcome book. Having 
" made extensive gatherings concerning the branch of the family that remained 
at Newbury," he decided " to print them for preservation and as a help to him 
who shall ever undertake a complete genealogy of the family." The book is 
well printed and indexed. 

Mr. Upshur's account of the Yeardley family is reprinted from the number 
for October, 1896, of the American Historical Magazine, Nashville, Tenn. It 
is compiled with care and makes a handsome book. 

The next book gives the record of the ancestors in all lines of the children 
of Hon. John Davis, Governor of Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliza Bancroft, 
sister of George Bancroft, the historian. The records are full and precise and 
the lines well carried out. Portraits of Gov. Davis and his wife are given. 
The author is Hon. Horace Davis, a son of this couple. The book makes a 
handsome volume. It is a good specimen of such books, which have increased 
of late. 

The book on the Damon family is by Albert F. Damon of Philadelphia. The 
author traces his own line of the Damon family and gives records of some 
other families from which he is descended or to which he is allied. It makes a 
handsome volume. 

The Dodge Ancestry gives sketches of the ancestors of Nathan D. Dodge of 
Ipswich, Mass., and his wife, Sarah Sheparcl, the parents of the author. The 
book seems to be carefully compiled. It is embelished with portraits of Mr. 

The book concerning the Newton and Wallbridge families makes a neat 
volume and preserves interesting biographical and genealogical details. 

The Van Houten pamphlet originally appeared in the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Record for January, 1897, and is reprinted from that periodi- 
cal. It is carefully prepared. 

The Jaudon pamphlet preserves a record of the descendants of Peter Jaudon, 
a native of France, who came to this country and settled in Bucks Co., Pa. 
He was the son of Daniel, whose father, Francois, resided in the parish of 
Maise, in the city and barony of Soubise. The descendants are traced to the 
present day. 

VOL. LI. 21* 

242 llecent Publications. [April, 

The Allen and Deuel pamphlet records the descendants of John Allen who 
died at Peru, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1825, aged 73. It gives his children and grand- 
children as far as they have been found. 

The pamphlet on the ancestors of Moses B. Bass and his wives is the work 
of Miss Susan Augusta Smith, of North Pembroke, Mass., and was published 
at Boston in 1896. Mr. Bass was born in Boston July, 1735, and died Jan. 31, 
1817. The work is well prepared. 

The pamphlet on the Teall Family is by Edward M. Teall of Chicago, 111. 
It is devoted to the descendants of Oliver Teall who settled in New Haven, 
Conn., about 1723. 

The Brigham Family Association, whose constitution and proceedings the 
next pamphlet gives, has for one of its objects to collect genealogical material 
relating to the descendants of Thomas Brigham, the emigrant who settled in 
Massachusetts. We hope they will persevere and collect and publish a volume. 

Mr. Sanborn's first pamphlet, The Samborne Ancestry, is a reprint from the 
Loudon Genealogist for January last. His second, The First Sambornes of 
Hampton in New Hampshire, is a reprint from the Register for the same 

The next pamphlet is by William S. Appleton, A.M., author of the Sumner 
Genealogy, published in 1879. In January, 1881, he published three pages of 
Additions and Corrections; in January, 1882, three more pages; in January, 
1883, three pages; in January, 1886, three pages; in January, 1890, three 
pages; in January, 1892, three pages; in January, 1895, three pages, and we 
have here three more pages, bringing the record down to January, 1897. He 
has also printed, as a pamphlet, A Partial Bibliography of the Sumner Family. 

The pamphlet on Eben Kingman, 2d, is by Eben Kingman of Otis, Maine, and 
was originally published in 1895 in a newspaper. 

The work on the Allyn family is by the late Hon. Charles C. Baldwin, LL.D., 
of Cleveland, Ohio. It gives an account of Matthew Allyn, an early settler of 
Cambridge, Mass., and his descendants. It is compiled with care as all 
Judge Baldwin's works are. 

The Eldredge genealogy is a reprint from the Register for January last with 
large additions. 

The tabular pedigree entitled Thomas Kimberly was prepared to the sixth 
generation by Hon. David Kimberly of New Haven. The record of Gilead and 
Mary (Bracket) Kimberly is by Mrs. Martha (Kimberly) Lines. The whole is 
a record of the descendants of Thomas Kimberly, an early settler of New 
Haven, Conn. 

The Reunion of the Lee Family, of which the proceedings are before us, 
took place at Farmington, Ct., in August, 1896. The exercises on that occasion 
show that the members of the family are interested in this work. 


Presented to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society from Decem- 
ber 1, 1896, to March 1, 1897. 

Prepared by Lucy Hall Greenlaw. 

I. Publications written or edited by Members of the Society. 

The Pedigree of Raikes, formerly of Kingston- upon- Hull, and originally of Kel- 
field in Stillingfleet, Yorkshire. Compiled by Joseph Foster, Hon. M. A. Oxon. ; 
corrected to 25 January, 1897. [Tabular Pedigree, 25£x40. London. 1897.] 

Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut. By Edward Augustus Bo wen. 
Cambridge. 1897. 8vo. pp. 215. [250 copies. Price $5.00.] 

Ancestry of John Davis, Governor and U. S. Senator, and Eliza Bancroft, his 
wife, both of Worcester, Massachusetts. Compiled by Horace Davis, A.B., LL.D. 
San Francisco. 1897. 8vo. pp. 94. 

Gatherings toward a Genealogy of the Coffin family. By W. S. Appleton, A.M., 
LL.B. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 53. 

1897.] Recent Publications, 243 

The first Sambornes of Hampton in New Hampshire. By V. C. Sanborn. [Re- 
printed from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 

The Samborne Ancestry. By V. C. Sanborn. 8vo. pp. 8. 

John Allen and Phcebe Deuel, of Cambridge and Peru, N. Y. By Chas. J. North. 
Buffalo. 1897. 4to. pp. 10. 

Additions and Corrections to Sumner Genealogy. To January, 1897. [By Wil- 
liam Sumner Appleton, A.M., LL.B.] 8vo. pp. 5. 

Allyn [Matthew]. By C. C. Baldwin, A.M., LL.B. 8vo. pp. 20. 


A Denial of the Charges of Forgery in connection with the Sachems' Deed to Rog- 
er Williams. By George T. Paine. Providence. 1896. 4to. pp. 71. 

A History of Explorations in the Mississippi Valley. By Stephen D. Peet. [From 
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, April, 1896.] Worcester. 1896. 
8vo. pp. 35. 

Local History. 

Diary of Lieut. Samuel Thompson of Woburn, Massachusetts, while in service in 
the French War, 1758. With notes by William R. Cutter. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 61. 

Woburn Men in the Indian and other Wars previous to 1754. Supplementary to 
the names in Diary of Lieut. Samuel Thompson, and the Appendix to that publica- 
tion. By Arthur G. Loring and William R. Cutter. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 16. 

Soldiers of the Revolution, Princeton, Mass. [Compiled by Francis E. Blake.] 
1897. 8vo. pp. 8. 


Major Gen. Burbank, an early Paper Maker. By John C. Crane. [From the Pro- 
ceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1895.] Worcester. 1896. 8vo. pp. 15. 

Societies and Institutions. 

Bibliography of American Historical Societies. (The United States and the Do- 
minion of Canada.) By Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin. Washington. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. 559. [Price $2.00.] 

Y e Catalog of Epitaphs from Y e Old Burying Ground on Meeting- House Hill in 
Methuen, Massachusetts. [Edited by Chas. Hooper Trask Mann.] Methuen. 1897. 
12mo. pp. 116. [Price $1.00.] 

Motives to Missionary Work. An Address delivered at the annual meeting of the 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions at Toledo, Ohio, October 8, 
1896. By Richard Salter Storrs, D.D., LL.D. Boston. 1896. 12mo. pp. 15. 

Annual Sermon before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis- 
sions delivered at Toledo, Ohio, October 6, 1896. By the Rev. Edward N. Packard, 
D.D. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 19. 

U. S. Government, State and Municipal Publications. 

Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the War of 1861-65. Prepared under 
the authority of the State by Thomas Went worth Higginson, State Military and Na- 
val Historian. Vol. I. Boston. 1896. 4to. pp. xv.-j-647. 

Ninth Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 
Towns and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 37. 


Two Thomas Chards. A Correction. By Rev. F. W. Weaver, M.A. Reprinted 
from the Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Societv. 
Vol. XLIL, 1896. 8vo. pp. 5. 

Head Masters of Bruton School. By F. W. Weaver. 8vo. pp. 7. 

Bridgewater in the Olden Time. By Rev. F. YV. Weaver. Reprinted from the 
Downside Review. 1896. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Remarks on the Otis Papers in the Library of the Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety. By Samuel A. Green. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Rumburgh. By Rev. John James Raven, D.D., F.S.A. Reprinted from the Pro- 
ceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History. Vol. IV. 
1896. 12mo. pp. 6. 

244 Recent Publications. [April, 

II. Other Publications. 

Currency Discussion in Massachusetts in the Eighteenth Century. By Andrew 
McForland Davis, S.B. [Reprinted from the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Vol. 
XL, October, 1896, and January, 1897.] 8vo. pp.49. 

The First Apportionment of Federal Representatives in the United States. By 
Edmund J. James, Ph.D. Philadelphia. 1896. 8vo. pp. 41. 

Proceedings at the Unveiling of The Battle Monument in Spartanburg, S. C, in 
commemoration of the centennial of the Battle of Cowpens. Charleston. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. 137. 

The Irish in America. By J. D. O'Connell.Esq. 8vo. pp. 12. 

Libraries and Literature in North Carolina in the Eighteenth Century. By Ste- 
phen B. Weeks, Ph.D. [From the Annual Report of the American Historical Asso- 
ciation for 189-5.] Washington. 1896. 8vo. pp. 96. 

The University of North Carolina in the Civil War. An Address delivered at the 
Centennial Celebration of the Opening of the Institution, June 5th, 1895. By Ste- 
phen Beauregard Weeks, Ph.D. [Reprinted from the Southern Historical Society 
Papers. Volume XXIV. Richmond. 1896. 8vo. pp. 38. 

A rent Van Curler and his Journal of 1634-35. By Gen. Jas. Grant "Wilson, D.C.L. 
[From the Annual Report of the American Historical Association for 1895.] Wash- 
ington. 1896. 8vo. pp. 20. 

Local History. 

The Early Records of the Town of Providence. Vol. XI. Providence. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. xv. +2 16. 

The First Church of Christ (Congregational), Old Saybrook, Conn. The Cele- 
bration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary, Wednesday, July 1, 1896. 
Middletown. 1896. 8vo. pp. 132. 

Two Hundredth Anniversary of the First Congregational Church in Middleboro, 
Mass. Middleboro, 1895. 8vo. pp. 136. 

Proceedings at the Dedication of the Houghton Memorial, Littleton, Mass., De- 
cember 4, 1895. Littleton. 1896. 8vo. pp. 55. 

Memorial of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Christ Church, 
Philadelphia. 1695-1895. Philadelphia. 1896. 8vo. pp. 102. 

The Mother Church. A brief account of the origin and early history of the First 
Baptist Church in Providence. By Henry Melville King, D.D. Philadelphia. 1896. 
16mo. pp. 85. 

Pemaquid. Its Genesis, Discovery, Name and Colonial Relations to New Eng- 
land. By Rufus King Sewall. 1896. 8vo. pp. 21. 

Ancient Records. Diocese of Connecticut. 1896. 8vo. pp. 10. 

Saltaire, Yorkshire, England. A Sketch-history with Brief Descriptions of its 
Origin and Later Developments. Saltaire, England. 1895. 8vo. pp. 48. 

The Stadt Huys of New Amsterdam. By Alice Morse Earle. [New York.] 1896. 
12mo. pp. 29. 


Glimpses of the Life and Times of A. V. H. Carpenter. By A. V. H. Carpenter, 
Chicago. 1890. 4to. pp. 144. 

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of George W. Houk (late a Repre- 
sentative from Ohio), delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate, Fifty- 
Third Congress. Washington. 1895. 8vo. pp. 86. 

Biographical Sketches of the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives 
of Maine for 1897. Compiled by Howard Owen. 8vo. pp. 22. 

Richard Cutts. By Rev. Henry S. Burrage, D.D. [1896.] 8vo. pp. 30. 

In Memoriam. Amelia Davis Bicknell. 1830-1896. 16mo. pp. 19. 

Daniel Denison Slade. By Charles R. Eastman, Ph.D. [Reprinted, with addi- 
tions, from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. LI., Janu- 
ary, 1897.] Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Jabez Tarr, Military and Naval Services in War of the American Revolution, 
1775-1782. Broadside, 5x6%- 

Sermon preached at a Service in Memorv of the late Reverend George S. Converse, 
D.D. * * * March 15, 1896. By the Rev. Edward Abbott, 1).D. Boston. 
1896. 8vo. pp. 48. 

1897.] Recent Publications. 245 

Francis Parkman. Boston. 1896. 12mo. pp. 15. 

Col. Thomas Goldthwait — Was He a Tory? By R. Goldthwaite Carter, TJ. S. A. 
8vo. pp. 100. 

Thomas Hughes of England and His Visits to Chicago in 1870 and 1880. By 
Daniel Goodwin. Chicago. 1896. 12mo. pp. 58. 

Colleges a?id Schools. 

The Harvard University Catalogue, 1896-97. Cambridge. 1896. 12mo. pp. 680. 

Annual Reports of the President and Treasurer of Harvard College, 1895-96. 
Cambridge. 1897. 8vo. pp. 275+76. 

Catalogue of Yale University, CXC VII. year. 1896-97. New Haven. 1896. 12mo. 
pp. 458. 

Catalogue of Dartmouth College, together with the Thayer School of Civil En- 
gineering and the Medical College for the year 1896-97. Hanover, N. H. 1896. 
8vo. pp. 173. 

Catalogue of Tufts College, 1896-97. Boston. 1896. 12mo. pp. 199. 

Annual Report of the President of Tufts College, 1895-96. 12mo. pp. 75. 

Catalogue of Andover Theological Seminary, Andover, Massachusetts, LXXXIX. 
year, 1896-97. Andover. 1897. 12mo. pp. 30. 

Meadville Theological School. Annual Record for 1895-96. Meadville, Pa. 
1896. 12mo. pp. 32. 

Societies and Institutions. 

Archives of Maryland, Correspondence of Governor Horatio Sharpe, Vol. III. 
1761-1771. Edited by William Hand Browne. Baltimore. 1895. 4to. pp. 588. 

The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society. Vol. I. 1895. 
Topsfleld. 1895. 8vo. pp. X.+45+42. 

Cabot and the Transmission of English Power in North America. An Address 
delivered before the New York Historical Society on its Ninety- second Anni- 
versary, Wednesday, November 18, 1896. By Justin Winsor, LL.D. New York. 
1896. 8vo. pp. 38. 

Parkman Club Publications, No. 8. Charles Langlade — First Settler of Wiscon- 
sin. By Montgomery E. Mcintosh. Milwaukee. 1896. 8vo. pp. 18. 

Parkman Club Publications, No. 9. The Germans in Wisconsin Politics. I. Un- 
til the rise of the Republican Party. By Ernest Bruncken. Milwaukee. 1896. 
8vo. pp. 13. 

Annual Reports of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio for 1896. 
Cincinnati. 1896. 8vo. pp. 21. 

Roll of Membership of the American Antiquarian Society, with a List of Officers. 
January, 1897. Worcester, 1897. 8vo. pp. ix. 

Chicago Historical Society. Report of Annual Meeting, Nov. 17, 1896. 12mo. 

Chicago Historical Society. Report of Quarterly Meeting, January 19, 1897 ; Re- 
port of Special Meeting, January 26, 1897. 12mo. pp. 26. 

Addresses delivered and Papers read before the Minisink Valley Historical Society, 
at their Annual and Semi- Annual Meetings, February 22 and July 22, 1896. Port 
Jervis, N. Y. 1897. 12mo. pp. 25. 

Minnesota Society Sons of the American Revolution Year Book, 1889-1895. St. 
Paul. 1895. 8vo. pp. 518. 

Year Book of the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. 
1896. Milwaukee. 1896. 8vo. pp. 113. 

Ninety-first Anniversary Celebration of the New-England Society in the City of 
New York, December 22, 1896. New York. 1897. 8vo. pp. 128. 

Field Columbian Museum. Annual Report of the Director to the Board of Trus- 
tees for the Year 1895-96. Chicago. 1896. 8vo. pp. 82. 

Official Report of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the New-England Association 
of Colleges and Preparatory Schools, held October 9 and 10, 1896. [Ray Greene 
Huling, Editor.] Chicago. 1896. 8vo. pp. 71. 

A Sermon Preached before the Convention of the Diocese of Connecticut, in St. 
John's Church, Hartford, June 9, 1896. By Samuel Hart, D.D. New Haven. 
1896. 8vo.pp. 32. 

Minutes of the General Conference of the Congregational Churches in Maine. 
Seventieth Anniversary. Portland. 1896. 8vo. pp. 1774-16. 

246 Recent Publications. [April, 

The Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese 
of Massachusetts, 1696. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 32. 

Journal of the Proceedings of the One Hundred and Tenth Annual Meeting of the 
Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Massachusetts, 
together with the Bishop's Address and Accompanying Papers. Boston. 1895. 
8vo. pp. 1604-251. 

Journal of the Proceedings of the One Hundred and Eleventh Annual Meeting of 
the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Massachusetts, 
together with the Bishop's Address and Accompanying Papers. Boston. 1896. 
8vo. pp. 156-(-247. 

Eighty- sixth Annual Report of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions. Presented at the meeting held at Toledo, Ohio, October 6-9, 1896. Bos- 
ton. 1896. 8vo. pp. xviii.+ 138-(-31. 

Eighty- fourth Annual Report of the Vermont Bible Society, presented at the An- 
nual Meeting of the Society, held in Montpelier, October 27, 1896. Newport, Vt. 
1896. 12mo. pp. 29. 

Sixty- first Annual Report of the Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of 
Pauperism. October, 1896. Boston. 12mo. pp. 18-f-6. 

Bostonian Society. List of Members. January, 1897. 24 mo. pp. 16. 

Thirty- first Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Winchester Home 
Corporation for Aged Women. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 31. 

Sixty- fifth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and Massa- 
chusetts School for the Blind, for the year ending August 31, 1896. Boston, 1897. 
8vo. pp. 274. 

Twenty- eighth Annual Report of the Children's Hospital, from December 14, 1895, 
to December 17, 1S96. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 46. 

The Medical Register of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 1895 — 1896. 
12mo. pp. 30-hclxvii.-f246-|-44. 

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Session 1895-1896. 8vo, 
pp. 116. 

Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society for 
the year 1896. Vol. xlii. Taunton [Eng.]. 1896. 8vo. pp. 98-f-lxi. 

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society'. New Series. Vol. X. London. 
1896. 8vo. pp. 159-f5. 

Transactions of the Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the year 
1895. Vol. XLVII. Liverpool. 1896. 8vo. pp. xxvi.+265-f51-j-18. 

The Archpriest Controversy. Documents relating to the Dissentions of the Roman 
Catholic Clergy, 1597-1602. Edited by Thomas Graves Law. Printed for the Cam- 
den Society. 1896. 12mo. pp. xxvii.-j-248-f 3-J-8+12. 

The Records of the Commissioners of the General Assemblies of the Church of 
Scotland, holden in Edinburgh the years 1648 and 1649. Edited by Alexander F. 
Mitchell, D.D., LL.D., and James Christie, D.D. Edinburgh. 1896. 8vo.pp,xxix. 
-4-479-|-8-f-7. [Scottish History Society, Vol. 25.] 


U. S. Government, State and Municipal Publications. 

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing 
the Operations, Expenditures and Condition of the Institution for the year ending 
June 30, 1894. Washington. 1896. 8vo pp. xxvi.-f-1030. 

Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. Atmospheric Actinometry and the 
Actinic Constitution of the Atmosphere. By E. Duclaux. Washington. 1896. 
Fo. pp. 48. 

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Mountain Observations in America and 
Europe. By Edward S. Holden. Washington. 1896. 8vo. pp. vi.4-77. 

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Smithsonian Physical Tables. Prepared 
by Thomas Gray. Washington. 1896. 8vo. pp. xxxiv.-f-301. 

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Virginia Cartography. A Bibliographical 
Description. By P. Lee Phillips. Washington. 1896. 8vo. pp. 85. 

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Air and Life. By Henry de Varigny, 
M.D., Sc.D. Washington. 1896. 8vo. pp. 69. 

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. The Atmosphere in relation to Human 
Life and Health. By Francis Albert Rollo Russell. Washington. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. 148. 

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. The Air of Towns. By Dr. J. B. Cohen. 
Washington. 1896. 8vo. pp. 41. 




Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. The Constants of Nature. Part V. A 
Recalculation of the Atomic Weights. By Frank Wigglesworth Clarke. Washing- 
ton. 1897. 8vo. pp. vi.+370. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. Vol. II. Bes — 
Byx. A Compilation from the Archives, prepared and published by the Secretary of 
the Commonwealth, in accordance with chapter 100, Resolves of 1891. Boston. 
189G. 4to. pp. 984. [See notice of Volume I., ante, p. 91.] 

The Fifty- seventh Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers in the War of the Re- 
bellion. Army of the Potomac. By Captain John Anderson, U. S. Army. Boston. 
1896. 8vo. pp. xiv.-r-512. 

The Acts and Resolves, Public and Private, of the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay ; to which are prefixed the Charters of the Province, with Historical and Ex- 
planatory Notes and an Appendix. Vol. VI., being Vol. I. of the Appendix, con- 
taining Private Acts, 1692— 1780. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. xi.-f245. 

Dedication of the Sullivan Monument at Durham, N. H., September 27, 1894. 
Published by authority of the State. Concord. 1896. 8vo. pp. 108. 

State of New Hampshire, Manual for the General Court, 1897. Concord. 1897. 
12mo. pp. 431. 

Suffolk Deeds. Liber VIII. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 467+195. 

Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners, January, 1897. Bos- 
ton. 1897. 8vo. pp. 89. 

First Annual Report of the Boston Transit Commission, for the year ending 
August 15, 1895. Boston. 1895. 8vo. pp. 85. 

Second Annual Report of the Boston Transit Commission, for the year ending 
August 15, 1896. Boston. 1896. 8vo. pp. 84. 

Municipal Register of the City of Hartford. Hartford. 1896. 8vo. pp. 548-j- 

City of Beverly. City Documents for 1895. Beverly. 1896. 8vo. pp. 419. 

Reports of the Town Officers of the Town of Lexington for the year 1896. Bos- 
ton. 1897. 8vo. pp. 254. 

Inaugural Address of Lewis H. Lovering, Mayor of Medford, to the City Council, 
January 4, 1897. Medford. 1897. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Inaugural Address of the Hon. Augustus B. R. Sprague, Mayor of Worcester, 
Mass., January 4, 1897. Worcester. 1897. 8vo. pp. 21. 

City of Cambridge. Annual Report of the Trustees of the Cambridge Public 
Library for the year ending November 30, 1896. 8vo. pp. 24. 


Bulletin of the New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. 
Vol.1. No. 1. January, 1897. New York. 1897. 4to. pp. 40. 

An Archaeological Survey of Lancashire. By William Harrison, Esq. West- 
minster. 1896. 4to. pp. 26. 

An Archaeological Survey of Herefordshire. By the Rev. J. O. Bevan, M.A., 
F.S.A. ; James Davies, Esq.; and F. Haverfield, Esq., M.A., F.S.A. Westminster. 
1896. 4to. pp. 16. 

Letter of Sir Richard Saltonstall to Gov. John Winthrop, Jr., of Connecticut. 
1636. Copied by Lucy Hall Greenlaw. 8vo. pp. 4. 


Dea. Josiah Batchelder, of Exeter, N. H., 
died in that town Feb. 14, 1897, aged 
89. He was born in North Hampton, 
N. H., Sept. 13, 1807, and was a son of 
John and Abigail (Prescott) Batchel- 
der. (See Dow's History of Hamp- 
ton, Vol. 2, page 597.) When 15 years 
old he went to Exeter and learned the 
trade of a carpenter and joiner of Mr. 

James Folsom. After completing his 
apprenticeship he entered on a long 
and successful career as a contractor 
and builder. He built many of Exe- 
ter's best residences and public build- 
ings. He had long a monopoly of the 
work of the Phillips Exeter Academy. 
He retired from business about twenty 
years ago, in the possession of a well- 




earned competence and with an envia- 
ble reputation for business ability and 
integrity. He was twice married, first 
to Miss Deborah A. Clarke, who died 
Au" 7, 1870. He then married 2d, 
Miss Sarah E. Janvrin, who survives 
him. He left three children : Elizabeth 
A widow of William N. Hobbs and 
mother of Charles Austin Hobbs (H. 
C 1880), teacher in a private school in 
Boston; Josiah Bartlett Batchelder, 
and Edward Sawyer Batchelder, both 
in business in Boston, Mass. His eld- 
est son, John Franklin Batchelder, 
married Mary J. Emerson, and died at 
Medford, Mass., Sept. 26, 1889, leaving 
a widow and two daughters, Fannie 
Emerson Batchelder, an assistant libra- 
rian in Medford Public Library, and 
Abbie Jones Batchelder. 

Mrs. Charlotte Holden, born in Tyngs- 
borough, on the twelfth of December, 
1797, was the daughter of Abner Rich- 
ardson Butterfield, whose father, Cap- 
tain Reuben Butterfield, was a soldier 
of the Revolution. Her mother, Hep- 
zibah Buttrick, was a daughter of Jo- 
seph Buttrick, who fought at Concord 
Bridge, and a niece of Major John But- 
trick, the commander of the " embattled 
farmers." Married on the seventeenth 
of March, 1820, to James Holden, of 
Tyngsborough, who as a mere youth 
had served m Captain Wheeler's com- 
pany at Fort Warren during the war 
of 1812, Mrs. Holden became a widow 
in 1829, and in 1836 removed to Boston, 
where she resided some twenty years. 
Afterwards she made her home with 
her relatives in Tyngsborough and with 
her children in the neighborhood oi 
Boston. In 1889 she went to live with 
her grandson, Dr. Austin Holden, in 
the ■• Austin House" on Linnaean street 
in Cambridge. This house, the oldest 
in that city, is a typical New England 
dwelling of the seventeenth century. 
It was built in 1657 by Deacon John 
Cooper, and is still owned by his de- 
scendants. A quaint structure, shaded 
by lilac bushes and filled with antique 
furniture and relics of by- gone days, it 
made a congenial home for the vener- 
able occupant whose last years were 
here comfortably and serenely passed. 

While residing in Boston, Mrs. Hol- 
den employed herself in quilting silk 
bed spreads, an art now almost forgot- 
ten, requiring great deftness in the use 
of the needle and much artistic taste. 
Many of the older Boston families must 
today have specimens of Mrs. Holden a 

handiwork. She retained this skill in 
needlework to the last, and during the 
past few years has made more than one 
hundred sofa pillows of silk patchwork, 
which she delighted to distribute among 
her friends. Even since her ninety- 
ninth birthday she had done some deli- 
cate embroidery on velvet. Always a 
ready correspondent, letter writing con- 
tinued a pleasant duty to the last, and 
she wrote a letter only a day or two 
before her death. 

Mrs. Holden' s powers of memory, 
which would have been remarkable in 
a much younger person, were, in the 
case of one so aged, simply marvellous. 
Her wonderfully retentive mind and 
extraor dinar v accuracy in regard to 
dates enabled her to be of great service 
to persons who sought her assistance 
in questions of local history or geneal- 
ogy. She remembered seeing troops 
march along the bank of the Merri- 
mack River on their way to Canada 
during the war of 1812, and often spoke 
of seeing the light of the conflagration 
at Portsmouth, on the night of the 
twenty-second of December, 1813, when 
that town was partially destroyed by 
fire. Unlike most old people, she readily 
made new acquaintances and was in- 
terested in the events of the day, thor- 
oughly enjoying the procession at Cam- 
bridge on the third of June last, during 
the Celebration of the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the incorporation of that city. 
Soon after coming to Boston, Mrs. 
Holden became a member of the Second 
Church, Rev. Chandler Robbins, D.D., 
pastor. She was always much attached 
to this societv, of which she lived to be 
the oldest member, and attended ser- 
vice as late as April, 189,5. 

For several venrs past it has been cus- 
tomary for Mrs. Holden to receive her 
friends on the anniversary of her birth, 
and at her reception on the twelfth 
of December last she was able to meet 
upwards of sixtv persons. Every sum- 
mer, including that of 1896, she spent a 
few weeks with her relatives in her na- 
tive town, where her sister, Mrs. Harriet 
Littlehale, the last of a family remark- 
able for its longevity, still resides at 
the age of ninety-seven. Of the five 
children of James and Charlotte Hol- 
den, the voungest, Mrs. Irene Merrill, 
of Buxton, Maine, alone survives. 

After a brief illness, Mis. Holden 
died in Cambridge, on the first of Feb- 
ruary, 1897, and was buried by the side 
of her husband in the Thompson Bury- 
ing Ground at Tyngsborough. 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 249 


By Henry F. Waters, A.M. 
[Continued from page 140.] 

Samuel Foot of London merchant, 17 October 1705, proved 16 March 
1710. My will is that there be given at my funeral forty rings, of twenty 
shillings value each, to forty of my relations, friends and acquaintances. 
To loving uncle Mr. Robert Foot of London, merchant, all my estate, 
right, title &c. of, in and to all that my equal and undivided moiety or half 
part of that messuage or tenement in Crosby Square in the parish of St. 
Hellens within Bishopsgate Street, London, now in the tenure or occupa- 
tion of him my said uncle, which said messuage is held and enjoyed by me 
and my said uncle by and under a lease (purchased by us in 1703). I give my 
said uncle Mr. Robert Foot my freehold messuage known by the name 
or sign or the Bull Inn, now or late in the occupation of Thomas Carter, 
in South Mims, Middlesex (and other lands there) and six tenements on 
the south side of the high street called Holborne and in Bartlett Buildings or 
Bartlett Street in the parish of St. Andrews, Holborn, in or near the suburbs 
of the City of London, to hold for life. After the decease of my said uncle 
Robert I give the Bull Inn to George Foot of London, wet Salter, and my niece 
Katherine Foot his wife, for their lives, and afterwards to the heirs of the body 
of the said Katherine lawfully begotten, or to be begotten, with remainder to my 
nephews and nieces Cecill Walker, Charles Heneage, Phebe Heneage, Grace 
and Bridget Heneage, son and daughters of my late dear sister the Lady 
Phebe Heneage deceased, Samuel Lamber (son of my late sister Sarah 
Lambert, widow, deceased) and Francis Bowyer (son of my sister Mary 
Bowyer, widow) and to their heirs and assigns forever, equally to be di- 
vided betwixt them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. Certain 
lands in Herts and Middlesex (after decease of said uncle Robert) to 
my cousin Henage Walker, son of my said niece Cecill Walker. The six 
tenements in Holborn and Bartlett Buildings to my nephew Francis Bow- 
yer. Two thousand pounds to the said five children of my said late dear 
sister Lady Phebe Heneage deceased, viz' Cecill Walker, widow, Charles, 
Phebe, Grace and Bridget Heneage, i.e. four hundred pounds apiece. 
Two thousand pounds to nephew Samuel Lambert. To my loving sister 
Elizabeth Juxon, widow, two thousand pounds. The same to sister Anne Vi- 
vian, widow, and to sister Mary Bowyer. Other bequests to above-named 
nephews and nieces. One thousand five hundred pounds to niece Katharine 
wife of George Foot. To my cousin Sarah Bagnall daughter of Mr. Joseph 
Bagnall of London, sugar baker, by my niece Margaret, his late wife de- 
ceased, seven hundred and fifty pounds. The same to cousin William 
Bagnall, son of the said Joseph by his said wife. Four hundred pounds to 
the seven children of my late cousin Joseph Gregge, late of Chelsey, 
Middlesex, gen*- deceased, viz 1 Dorothy, wife of Ralph Grantham gen 1 , 
Anne, Mary, Joseph, Robert, Thomas and Constance Gregge. To Elizai- 
beth Grantham, widow, one hundred pounds. The same to my cousin 
Elizabeth Lea and fifty pounds to cousin Alice Lea. Fifty pounds to Lady 
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250 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Martha Clutterbuck and the same to her daughter Margareta Felicia. The 
same to Ellen Underwood. Three hundred pounds to said uncle Mr. Robert 
Foot and two hundred pounds to my dear aunt Mrs. Anne Foot, his wife. 
Two hundred pounds to my cousin Mr. Thomas Gregge of Clements Inn, 
gen 1 . Ten pounds apiece (for mourning) to my brother in law Sir Michael 
lleneage, the said Joseph Bagnall and Mrs. Sarah Morse. Sundry Hos- 
pitals. The poor of the parish of St. Hellens where I inhabit. Sundry 
prisons. My said uncle Mr. Robert Foot and my said cousin Mr. Thomas 
Gregge to be joint executors. A codicil sworn to by the executors, in 
which Robert Foot is described as of Crosby Square, Great Hellens. A 
legacy to John Walker of seven hundred and fifty pounds. Young, 55. 

[The uncle of the testator, Mr. Robert Foot, was church warden of St. Helen's, 
Bishopgate. He built a vault in the chancel in which was interred, 13 Septem- 
ber, 1720, his wife Ann Foot. 27 August, 1713, there was interred in this vault 
Mary Bowyer, widow, mentioned in the will. A marriage license was granted 
1 September, 1662, to Michael Heneage of Gray's Inn, gent, bachelor, age about 
30, and Phoebe Foote of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, spinster, about 19 years, with 
the consent of her father, Samuel Foote, of same, merchant. Sir Michael died 
December, 1711, leaving four daughters and one son, Charles Heneage, whose 
only children, two daughters, dying unmarried, the family inheritance devolved 
on Cecil, daughter of Sir Michael, who married John Walker of the Inner 
Temple and Hadley, Middlesex, and their descendant, George Heneage Wyld, 
took by royal license the surname and arms of the family of Walker-Heneage 
in 1818. 26 September, 1661, a marriage license was granted Thomas Juxon of 
St. Mary, Aldermanbury, merchant, bachelor, about 35, and Elizabeth Foote, at 
same, spinster, about 18, with consent of her father, Samuel Foote, of same, 
merchant. 11 November, 1662, William Lambert, apothecary, of All Hallows, 
Bread St., bachelor, age about 30, was licensed to Sarah Foote of St. Mary, 
Aldermanbury, spinster, age about 19, with consent of her father, Samuel Foote, 
Esq. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

Robert Foot of London, merchant, 6 April 1714, proved 15 June 
1714. I being no freeman of the City of London did, on or before the 
marriage with my loving wife Anne, by deed dated on or about 20 August 
1679, covenant with Mr. Thomas D'aeth, her trustee, that I would leave 
her so much as she would be intituled unto as my widow by force and cus- 
tom of the City of London in case I had been a freeman thereof. I now 
bequeath unto her eight thousand pounds in satisfaction and discharge of such 
covenants. I give her all my right, title and term of years in the mes- 
suage in Crosby Square, where I now dwell, and my cdach, chariot, horses, 
household stuff &c. I give her two hundred pounds to distribute among 
her relations as she pleases. To Sarah Morse, her niece, eight hundred 
pounds. To Elizabeth Lea, widow, the daughter of my deceased brother 
John Foot, five hundred pounds. But if she die before receiving this 
legacy it shall be paid to her children then living. To Elizabeth Juxon and 
Anne Vivian, widows, daughters of my deceased brother Samuel Foot, one 
thousand pounds, i. e. five hundred pounds each. To Francis son of my 
deceased sister Gregg five hundred pounds. Item I give, devise and be- 
queath unto the sons of my sister Elizabeth Goddard, deceased, in New 
England, the sum of two thousand pounds to be distributed among them all 
share and share alike, equally to be divided among such of them as shall 
be living at the time of my decease. To the son and daughters of the de- 
ceased Lady Phebe Heneage fifteen hundred pounds equally to be divided 
among them. Five hundred pounds each to the son of the deceased Sarah 
Lambert and the son of the deceased Mary Bowyear (for his own and sis- 
ter's use). Fifteen hundred pounds to the sous and daughters of Thomas 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 251 

Gregge deceased. One thousand pounds to the sons and daughters of 
Francis Gregge. Four hundred pounds to the sons and daughters of 
Joseph Gregge deceased. Fifty pounds to the son of Elizabeth Gran- 
tham deceased. Twenty five pounds each to Elizabeth Blackwell and 
Priscilla Fryer, widows. Fifty pounds each to Francis Foot of Gray's 
Inn and his brother John Foot. To young students in divinity. Sundry 
hospitals and prisons. The poor of St. Helens and the minister there. 
Residue to wife Anne and to the aforenamed Samuel Lambert, son of 
my deceased niece Sarah Lambert, to be equally divided, and I appoint 
them to be executors. Aston, 115. 

Anne Vivian of the parish of St. Helen, London, widow, 29 June 
1725, proved 2 October 1725. As to my body I desire it may be deceutly 
and very privately, without any vain pomp, buried from the place where I 
shall happen to die in the parish church of St. Hellens, as near to my de- 
ceased sister Mrs. Juxon as conveniently can be, and that only the pulpit 
and desk in the church be hanged with mourning and that my corpse may 
be carried into the church at the little door thereof. To my dear nephew 
Mr. Samuel Lambert one hundred guineas and also my pair of silver 
candlesticks, snuffers and extinguisher, and I desire his acceptance thereof 
as a token of the great love and respect I bear towards him and not as a 
recompence for the duty and respect he has, upon occasions, most affec- 
tionately shown me, nor for the great service and kind assistance he has 
given me in my affairs, which I am not otherwise capable of rewarding 
than by my gratefully acknowledging the same. My dear nephew Mr. 
Francis Bowyeare. Share in the capital stock of the South Sea Company. 
My dear niece Mrs. Cartherine Foot, widow, and Marmaduke Alington 
of Lincoln's Inn, Esq. William Bowyeare sou of my said nephew Fran- 
cis Bowyeare. Catherine Bowyear daughter of the said Francis. My 
dear nieces Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Brockhurst and Mrs. Bagnall. The three 
daughters of my nephew Charles Heneage deceased at their ages of one 
and tweuty years. My niece Mrs. Pool. Two small pictures set in gold, 
being the pictures of my father and brother Foot. Francis Bowyear son of 
my nephew Francis. My cousin Mrs. Hooper widow. My cousin Mrs. 
Alice Halford widow of Mr. Benjamin Halford. My cousin Robert Lee, 
eldest son of my cousin John Lee, and his brothers and sisters (except his 
brother Leonard Lee). My cousin Mrs. Hooper for her nephew Joshua 
Gearing, an infaut. Interest in tenements and lands in Watling Street. 

Romney, 222. 

[This family of Foote whose wills I have here given should be of interest to 
many in New England. Joshua Foote, one of the sons of Robert Foote of 
Shalford, was a citizen and ironmonger of London, and his name will be found 
often mentioned in Lechford's Note Book and also in the Records of Suffolk 
county, Mass. He went to Roxbury and afterwards to Providence, as Savage 
informs us, and died there in 1655. His will was dated 2 October of that year, 
and under it administration was granted at Boston, 31 October of same year, to 
Joshua Hewes, who also was of Roxbury and who is proved by these wills to 
have been his nephew, being a son of John Hewes of Royston by Mary, daugh- 
ter of Robert Foote of Shalford and sister of Joshua Foote. I would suggest 
also that Nathaniel Foote of Watertown may have been another of the sons of 
Robert Foote of Shalford. Elizabeth Goddard, the wife of William Goddard 
of Watertown, turns out to be connected with this family ; but I take it she was 
not a Foote but a Miles, sister of that Rev. Joseph Miles whose will I have 
given and stepdaughter of Robert Foote, citizen and grocer of London (brother 
of Joshua and Nathaniel Foote and of Mrs. Mary Hewes). I find that commis- 

252 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [April, 

sion issued at London 18 Juno, 1631 to Elizabeth Mile? relict of Benjamin Miles 
lately of Wan*, Herts, to administer his goods &c. This may have been the 
father of Joseph Miles and Elizabeth Goddard. If so it was this widow 
Elizabeth Miles who afterwards became the wife of Robert Foote. 

Another interesing connection of this family is with the Onslow family and 
with Sir John Lewis, a brother-in-law of our Nathaniel Newdigate or Newgate. 
Still another is with that "famous" family of Jason as (I think) Cotton 
Mather calls them, which was connected with New England through the 
Sheafes and the Byfields and also with Virginia. The wills relating to the 
Juxons and their connections will follow. Let me first however give a short 
pedigree of the Foote Family which I found at the British Museum in a volume 
devoted to London Pedigrees and the Visitation of Surrey (Add. MS. 5533, 
f ol.99). 

Robert Foote of Royston= da. of aft. mar. 

descended out of 

to - — Hall, Serg*. Trumpeter 
to Qu. Eliz : . 

John Foote of London, grocer=Margaret, da. of Brooke 

born at Royston. of London. 

Sir Thomas Foote of London=Elizabeth da. of Will m . Motte 

Sheriff 1645 and aft, Lord 
Mayor 1649. Knight and 
Baronet 1660. 

of London son of Robert 

Motte bell fouuder to 

Qu. Eliz. 

Ill I 

Elizabeth wife of wife of Sarah wife of Priscilla wife of 

Sir John Cutler of Arthur Onslow Sir John Lewis Sir Francis Rowles 

London, grocer, of Clendon, of Yorkshire, of Herts. 

Knight and Baronet. Surrey. Knight and Baronet. 

[The manuscript of Edward Goddard, b. 1675, d. 1754, in Framingham, 
states: " My mother's father's name was Beuj. Miles; he died when she was 
young, left but two children, viz. : herself and one brother named Joseph, who 
was educated for and afterward settled in the work of the ministry at a place 
called Red-riff, which is a border of ye city of London. My grandmother 
Miles had a second husband, one Mr. Foot, a worthy and religious merchant of 

London, and cousin german to her former husband ; had another, Roberts, 

educated a merchant. * * * * He was a great benefactor to my mother 
during her life : sent tokens of his love yearly to us who were her children ; 
after her decease, at his death, left a legacy of £400 sterling, to be divided 
among us. The substance of his estate he left to his wife, and to a worthy 
kinsman descended from the family of the Foots, viz. : Mr. Samuel Lambert, 
who approved himself not only a just and honest man to us all, but a great 
benefactor to me." 

The same manuscript states that the writer's father came to New England 
under the following circumstances: "His mother-in-law, Mrs. Foot, in her 
widowhood, lent £100 sterling to a brother of hers in New England, who for 
her security mortgaged his house and lands, but though he lived many years 
afterward, yet paid neither principal nor interest. Consequently, at his death, 
his mother gave him the debt, and he coming over for it in 1665 found nothing 
to be had, excepting the housing and lands mortgaged." — W. K. Watkins.] 

The will of Thomas Combe the elder of Old Stratford Esquire, made 
in the presence of Henry Raynsford knight, William Barnes Esquire, John 
Combe gen 1 , ffrauncys Collyns gents and others the XXII th day of De- 
cember 1608, proved 10 February 1608. My will and meaning is and my 
desire at the hands of my uncle William Combe and my brother John 
Combe of Stratford is that whereas I with them two stand jointly seized 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 253 

unto us, for the lives of my two sons William and Thomas and for the 
life of my brother John Combe the younger, of and in the rectory or par- 
sonage of South Cerney in the County of Gloucester, with all houses, 
glebe lands, tithes, oblations and other appurtenances to the said rectory or 
parsonage belonging, but in true intent and meaning to mine own use and 
interest and to be disposed at my will and pleasure. Then follows dispo- 
sition of the same. A customary messuage and tenement, parcel of the 
manor of Alvechurch, in the county of Wigorn (Worcester). A deed 
made by my said uucle William Combe bearing date 10 May. Portions 
severally willed and intended unto my several daughters Mary Combe and 
Joyce Combe. My daughter in law Bridget Youuge for her maintenance, 

1 do will, give and bequeath unto Mary my well beloved wife the house I 
dwell in called the Colledge house and the " ortyarde," gardens and other 
appurtenances therewith to me by our late Soveraign Lady Queen Eliza- 
beth demised, to have and to hold unto her for and during the term of 
thirty years from the date of this my last will &c. To son Thomas (among 
other things) my silver jug with two ears and my silver tankard with 
the cover thereof. To my wife one silver cup, one silver bell and a gilt 
casting bottle. The residue of my plate and silver spoons I give aud be- 
queath unto my said son William. To my godson Henry Raynesford a gold 
ring worth forty shillings, with the arms of the Rainesfordes therein to be 
engraven. To my said uncle William Combe a piece of plate of five pounds 
value and to my said brother John Combe a piece of plate of five pounds 
value. My son William to assure unto my brother George Combe, for and 
during his natural life, one annuity or yearly rent of three pounds thirteen 
shillings four pence. Dorset, 13. 

[This Thomas Combe the elder was undoubtedly the brother of that John 
Combe whose will (1613-1615) I gave in last January Gleanings (p. 107) and 
most probably the father of Thomas Combe whose will (1656-1657) I also fur- 
nished in January (p. 106). — H. F. W.] 

George Wood of Booking, Essex, clothier, 17 December 1636, proved 

2 March 1636. To my wife Margaret the messuage &c. in Booking which 
I late purchased of John Clarke to hold during the term of her natural 
life ; and after her decease I give and bequeath the same to Joseph Kent my 
grandchild and to his heirs. I give to the said Margaret my wife a yearly 
rent of five pounds to be taken out of my freehold lands and tenements in 
Felsted in the said County during her life, payable at or in the now dwelling 
house of John Kent of Booking clothier (all these bequests apparently in 
lieu of dower). Messuage &c. in Felsted to grandchild John Kent the 
younger. To graudchild George Kent houses and lands in Booking now 
in the several occupations of Robert Maysant, Thomas Howe, Joseph Bacon 

aud Ager. I give him all my books and also give him one hundred 

pounds to be paid him at his age of one and twenty years. To grand- 
child Thomas Kent the messuage &c. in Booking now in the occupation 
of Nicholas Ives shoemaker, which were purchased of Robert Ward and 
■ his wife and was late John Huckerby. To my daughter Sara Haw- 
kins widow, late the wife of John Hawkins gentleman deceased, two 
hundred pounds which her said husband did owe unto me at the time 
of his death. Son in law Jeremy Edes hath granted to me and my heirs 
a yearly rent of sixteen pounds, out of two messuages in Booking. I 
discharge the same and other debts which he oweth me. To my cousins 
George Dowlinge, Mark Dowlinge, William Dowlinge and Anne Bedwell 

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254 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

five pounds apiece. To my cousins William Skynner and Mary his wife 
forty shillings apiece to make them rings. Rings to Mr. Doctor Barkham and 
Mr. Henry Garihwaite, Curate of Bocking. The residue of my goods &c. 
to wife Margaret and son in law John Kent, executors &c. The residue of my 
lands and tenements unbequeathed I give to my sou in law John Kent. 
Wit: W. Lyngwood, W. Lyngwood juu., Johu Skynner, Thos. Trotter. 


[I have given in some previous instalment of my Gleauings wills relating to 
the Hawkins family of Bocking. — II. F. W.] 

George Scott of London merchant, 9 September 1640, proved 22 
April 1642. A certain Indenture bearing date the fourth day of this in- 
stant month of September, made between me the said George Scott, of the 
one part, and Oliver Raymond of Water Belchampe, Essex, Esq., of the 
other part, in consideration of a marriage concluded and agreed upon by 
God's assistance to be had and solemnized between me the said George 

Scott and Anne Raymond, daughter of Raymond late of deceased 

and sister of the said Oliver Raymond, and in consideration that the said 
Anne Raymond, with the consent of her friends, hath agreed and is con- 
tented to stay for the accomplishing and solemnization of the said marriage 
until I the said George Scott shall return from my now intended voyage. 
Reference to an Indenture bearing date 15 October 1635 made by my dear 
and loving father Edward Scott the elder of Glemsford in the County of 
Suffolk, clothier, by which said father holds certain lauds for life which 
after his decease are to come to me. I give and bequeath unto my brother 
Frederick Scott all that capital messuage or tenement in said last Inden- 
ture called the Place, being in Glemsford aforesaid, and all those freehold 
lands, meadows and pastures and hereditaments late Richard Scott's de- 
ceased, brother to the said Edward Scott, being in Glemsford, now or late 
in the several possessions or occupations of Ambrose Evered and Wil- 
liam Deekes, all which said premisses the said Edward Scott late had 
and purchased of and from Richard Scott, son of the said Richard, 
Stephen Coleman and Margaret his wife, or of some of them, and said 
brother Frederick to have and to hold the said premisses after the death 
or decease of my said father Edward Scott. To my brother Matthew Scott 
the messuage or tenement and all those freehold lands &c. iu Boxted, 
Cavendish and Hawkedon, Suffolk, which the said Edward Scott had and 
purchased of and from William Ling, Matthew Lancaster and Silvester Stout 
or some of them and another messuage &c. and lands in Glemsford and Box- 
ted (containing eight acres by estimation) which the said Edward Scott late 
had and purchased of and from Henry Cuttes gen 1 , Thomas Mayes and 
Thomas Evered &c, my said brother Matthew Scott to have and to hold 
said messuages &c. from and immediately after the death or decease of my 
said father Edward Scott. I give to my said brother Matthew fifty pounds 
of lawful money of England. I give and bequeath to my brother Edward 
Scott twenty shillings. I give and bequeath unto William Ballowe of 
London, merchant, twenty pounds. All the rest and residue of my goods, 
chattels aud personal estate not afore herein given and bequeathed, my 
debts paid and funeral expence borne, I give and bequeath uuto my brother 
Richard Scott now resident in New England. I nominate, ordain, consti- 
tute and appoint the said William Ballowe sole and only executor &c. 

Wit: Fra: Mauesty scr., Solo: Sebright, Nehemiah Rogers servant to the 
said scr. 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 255 

Commission (at above date) to Frederick Scott, natural and lawful 
brother of the deceased, to administer according to the tenor of the will 
for the reason that William Ballowe the executor named in the will had 
died before accepting the burden of execution. Cambell, 51. 

[ In the Register, Vol. xxviii., p. 428, Oct. 1873, is given an obituary notice of 
Martin Bowen Scott of Cleveland, Ohio, which shows his descent from Richard 
Scott of Providence R. I., stated to have been born in Scotland in 1007. 

In the Register for Jan. 1868 (Vol. xxii., p. 13), Mr. Scott gave some notes 
on the lineage of Richard Scott of Providence, which was also reprinted in a 
pamphlet of nine pages. He attempted to destroy the theory advanced by some 
that Richard was the son of Edward Scott of Glemsford, Suffolk, Eng., and ad- 
vanced the conclusion that Richard was a son of Richard, a brother of Edward. 
The will of George Scott given above conclusively shows that Richard Scott of 
Providence, R. I., was son of Edward Scott of Glemsford, Suffolk, Eng. 

Richard Scott came in the Griffin 1634, his wife Catherine was daughter of 
Rev. Francis Marbury of London and Bridget Dryden, sister of Sir Erasmus 
Dryden, grandfather of the poet Dryden. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

John Martin of New England who departed this life the fifth of June 
one thousand six hundred seventy three. Will made 3 June 1673, proved 
o February 1673. To Jeremy Jackson one dollar. To William Godfrie two 
dollars. To Steven Swasey one dollar. To Richard Sanders six pence. 
To John Shewt six pence. To John Hill sixteen shillings. To James 
Babson my consort I give my wages that is due to me for my service in this 
his Majesty's ship the Jersey, with all the rest of my goods, money or what 
else I possess in this ship. 

In the probate act he is called a bachelor and is declared to have died 
on the high sea. Bunce, 23. 

George Ludlow's will (ante, vol. 40, p. 300) : — 

[Edmund Ludlow, son of Benjamin who was killed at siege of Corfe Castle, 
and nephew of Sir Henry, father of Gen. Edmund Ludlow the Regicide, was 
granted a marriage license in Dublin in 1667. — (See Register, vol. xlii., p. 182.) 

In 1639 a marriage license was also granted in Dublin to George Ludlowe 
and Martha Peim. Was this not an early marriage of George who settled in 
Virginia? In 1671 a marriage license was grauted to Jonathan Ludlow and 
Mary Wilson. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

Mary Macintosh Erving's will (ante, vol. 50, p. 538) : — 

[Lacblan Mackintosh of Borlum, Scotland, came to New England in his youth 
and located at Bristol, R. L, where he had an uncle Col. Henry Mackintosh. 
15 Aug., 1721, the intention of marriage between Elizabeth, the daughter of 
Henry, and Lachlan Mackintosh, was published. By this marriage was Eliza- 
beth, born 13 Sept., 1722, and Mary, born 22 Aug., 1723. 

In the month of June, 1723, the father was cast away at sea on a voyage 
home to Bristol. At his death the Borlum estate in Scotland went to the heirs 
male ; but the Badenoch estates of Raitts and others were not so destined, and 
the young daughters of Lachlan were possible claimants. The widow married 
again, but probably had died before 1736, at which time the two girls were be- 
ing brought up by a Mr. Lewis of Boston, his wife being a Miss Palmer, and 
with them dwelt her brother Thomas Palmer. 

A younger brother of Lachlan Mackintosh came to New England to obtain 
the custody of his neices. He did not succeed, even after an appeal to the 
Governor. He then invited Mr. Lewis and wife and the two young ladies to 
dine with him, and on their return, between 9 and 10 in the evening, they were 
set upon by a dozen men and the two youns? ladies carried aboard a vessel bound 
for England. In the affray Thomas Palmer was wounded, but not seriously, 
and, obtaining a warrant from the Governor, went with ten armed men to the 
vessel on the next day, which was Sunday, and brought back Shaw Mackintosh 
and his neices, and though about church time the people were so incensed 

256 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

that violent hands were laid upon the offender and he was with difficulty lodged 
in jail. 

Proceedings were instituted in the Probate Court, but the uncle was not suc- 
cessful, as Elizabeth married Thomas Palmer, and died 8 Oct., 1742, leaving a 
son Thonus who died unmarried. Elizabeth Mackintosh, the other sister, mar- 
ried Isaac Royal, and had Elizabeth Royal who married Wiiliam Sparhawk who 
took his grandfather Sir William Pepperrell's name and title. Another daugh- 
ter, Mary Mackintosh Royal, married, 1775, George Erving, who died in Lon- 
don in 1806 and was the testator. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

Thomas Cropley of Cambridge in the Diocese of Ely, Master of 
Arts, 24 November 1607, proved 15 February 1608. Wife Anne to be 
sole executrix and if she refuse or cannot be executrix my eldest son 
Thomas to be sole executor. I ordain supervisors of this my last will and 
testament my special good friends, in whom I repose an especial trust and 
confidence, Mr. Richard Foxecroft my brother in law, Mr. Thomas 
Brooke my brother in law, Luke Cropley my brother, my good and lov- 
ing friends Ruben Steven of Over, Robert Storye of Chesterton and An- 
thony Harrison the writer hereof. To said wife Anne, in lieu of her 
thirds of all other my freehold lands and tenements, the messuage with the 
appurtenances wherein I now dwell called the Taberd, in St. Clement parish, 
Cambridge, which I purchased of my brother in law Mr. Christopher 
Hodson, for term of her natural life, and afterwards to Luke Cropley 
my younger son. To said Luke all my brewing vessels and utensils of 
brewing. Eldest son Thomas at his age of one and twenty. To Anne 
Cropley my eldest daughter two hundred and twenty pounds besides the ten 
pounds which Mr. William Bridon gave unto her by his will, to be paid at her 
age of one and twenty years. To Debora and Easter Cropley, two other 
of my daughters, those two messuages or tenements in the parish of St. 
Clements &c. which I lately purchased of Robert Ewer and Christabell 
his wife, surviving daughter and heir of William Stithe late of Cambridge 
deceased. I give unto Alice Cropley and Mabell Cropley, my two 
daughters &c. all those four tenements and one garden ground, sometimes 
one messuage and a garden, with their appurtenances, lying joyutly to- 
gether in the parish of All Saints within the town of Cambridge afore- 
said, which I lately purchased of Edmond Bendish gentleman and Mary 
his wife and Abraham Mellowes and Martha his wife. To Sara and Mar- 
garet Cropley, my two youngest daughters, my messuages and tenements 
in King's Lynn, Norfolk, and my remainder, reversion and interest of, in 
and to the same which I purchased of my aforesaid brother in law Mr. 
Christofer Hodson. Mrs. Alice Bownde my natural mother. My father 
in law Mr. Doctor Bownde and my said mother his wife. My cousin Mr. 
Dr. Aglionbye. My sister Foxecrofte, my sister Brooke and my sister 
Cropley. Cousins Mr. Robert Cropley and Mr. Johu Cropley, his son. 
Thomas Cropley the son of my brother Luke. A chest which was my 
father's and grandfather's. The officers of the University of Cambridge, 
the vicechaucellor, the two procurators, the three esquire beadles and the 
two taxors. The poor scholars of Clare Flail, of which company 1 once 
was. St. Mary's parish in Ely where I was born. Dorset, 13. 

[Thomas Cropley, son of William Cropley, of the parish of St. Mary, Ely, 
was matriculated a sizar of Clare Hall, Cambridge, June 1577, a B.A. 1580, 
M.A. 1584. lie married Anne Hodson of Cambridge, and had : Thomas, in 
1618,. residing at () fiord Cluny, Hunts. ; Luke; Jonathan; Anne, wife of George 
Gayer of Norfolk; Deborah; Hester; Alice; Margaret; Sarah; Mabel. 

The name of Cropley is frequently found in the registers of Chesterton and 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 257 

Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire. In 1580 at Ely was granted a license for 
marriage to Richard Foxcrofte, M.A. and Alice Hodson of Cambridge. 1579, a 
license to Christopher Hodgsonne and Mabel Bland, Cambridge. 1580, a license 
to Alexander Bownd, S.T.B., Cambridge, and Alice Cropley, Ely. 

There was buried at St. Benedict, Cambridge, 1 Dec. 1638, Luke, son of Thom- 
as Cropley, gent, a stranger. 1612, John Cropley was rector of Girton, where 
he was buried 16 Dec. 1629. — W. K. Watkins. 

I am inclined to think that the Abraham Mellowes mentioned in the will of 
Thomas Cropley was our Mr. Abraham Mellowes of Boston. — H. F. W.] 

Henry Patenden of Gowdeherst in Kent, clothier, 21 July 1549, 
proved 20 January 1549. To be buried in the churchyard of the same 
parish. Sou Henry at twenty one. Daughters Anne and Joan at days of 
marriage. Katherine Mapisden, my wife's daughter, at day of marriage. 
George Mapisden, my wife's son. Edward Mapisden, my wife's son. 

All at their ages of twenty one years. " Susters " Alice and at 

time of their marriage. To Dorathe my wife two hundred pounds which 
Robert Whitfelde oweth me. Thomas Patenden my father. My mother. 
My brother John Patenden. My brother Thomas Patenden. My woods 
and timber standing and growing in the counties of Surrey and Sussex. 
My wife to be executrix and Peter Mapisden to be mine overseer. 

Coode, 1. 

Robert Gibbon of Rolvindon, Kent, clothmaker, 20 October 1564, 
proved 9 May 1565. To be buried in the parish church of Rolvindon. 
To the poor of the parish at my burial three pounds. To the poverty of 
Benyndon and Byddenden ten shillings apiece. The poor prisoners of 
Canterbury, Maidstone &c. To Alice my wife eight score pounds pro- 
vided if my said wife will claim one hundred marks which my father and I 
stand bounden unto her father and her that then this bequest be void &c. 
I will to her eight of my kine, my white gelding with her saddle and 
bridle, twelve loads of hay towards the finding of kine &c. &c. To my 
i daughter Philip Gibbon six hundred pounds at eighteen. If my wife be 
with child &c. My brothers John, Harry and Edmonde Gibbon. My sister 
Elizabeth Gibbons. To Harry and Mary Pattendon, children unto Mar- 
garet Pattendon, my sister, twenty pounds which I will to be delivered un- 
to my brother Harrie Pattendon and he to have the occupying thereof 
until the said children shall come to the age of twenty years. I give to 
Thomas Wyllard, one of the sons of my sister Margaret Pattendon, ten 
pounds. I give to Harry Willard and Ric. Willarde, brothers to the said 
Thomas Willarde, five pounds apiece. To be paid unto the said chil- 
dren as they shall come to the age of twenty years. To Anne Mapesden, 
daughter of Mary Mapysden, my sister deceased, ten pounds at twenty or 
day of marriage. My mother Flete and my brothers in law William, 
Thomas, John and Samuel Flete. My cousin Stephen Gibbon and his 
wife. My mother Gibbon. Robert and Mary Gibbon, children of Stephen 
Gibbon, and Joane his daughter. My cousin Gervis Mapesden and his 
wife. William Reynolde. My godchildren. Brother Harrye Gibbon's 
wife and his child. My father. I have one hundred pounds upon the 
lands of Gerveys Mapesden of Rolvindon. Others named. The four 
children of John Gibbon deceased. I make and ordain executors of this 
my last will and testament Gervys Gibbon my father and Harry Gibbon 
my brother. Morrison, 14. 

258 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [April, 

William Bate, bailiff of the town of Lydde in Kent, 13 November 
15G3, proved 8 May 1564. To be buried in the churchyard of Lydde. 
To the poor men's box of that parish thirteen shillings fourpence. To 
Gregory Essex, my son in law, twenty shillings and I give and forgive unto 
the same Gregory the farm of such wheat land as he hath sown with me this 
last sowing time. I forgive John Borne, my son in law, the farm of his 
two acres of wheat lands and forgive him his debt due unto me. I give to 
Thomas Lytherlande, my godson, two ewes and two lambs. The residue 
of my goods &c. I give aud bequeath unto Elizabeth my wife and I ordain 
and make her my full executrix, and the Bayliffs and Jurates of the Town 
of Lydde mine overseers. I will that Elizabeth my executrix shall pay 
unto Peter Godfrey of Lydde, Jurate, co-executor with me of the goods of 
Thomas Cutterd late of Lydde deceased, those forty eight pounds six shil- 
lings and three pence which I do owe unto the heirs of the same Thomas 
Cutterde, within a year, out of the profits of my stock. 

Then follows the Testament disposing of testator's lands and tenements. 
To William Essex, my daughter's son my tenement in which Gregory 
Essex my son in law now dwelleth, with the North East half of my barn 
adjoining to the same and nine acres of land &c. (reserving right of way 
to carry and re-carry to and fro the other half part of the barn. Eliza- 
beth my daughter, wife of the said Gregory Essex. To John Bate my 
son my principal tenement in which I now dwell and the residue of my 
lands and tenements " afore " not bequeathed, my wife to have the use and 
occupation of my said lands &c. for the space of fourteen years, keeping 
the same without strip or waste. And my said wife, from the time that my 
son shall come to the age of eight years until the time that he shall come 
to his age of fourteen years shall keep and find my said son to school of 
her own costs and charges. Other provisions about wife and son. 

John Bate one of the witnesses to Will and Testament. 

Stevenson, 16. 

George Maplisden, one of the Aldermen of the City of Rochester in 
the County of Kent, 1 October 32 Elizabeth, proved 28 January 1590. 
The poor of Rochester, of Maidstone, of Marden, of St. Margaret's near 
Rochester, of Frynsbury and of Stroode in Kent. The poor also of Wold- 
ham and of Chatham in Kent. Thomazine my wife shall have the use aud 
occupation of the house wherein I now dwell during the years I have in the 
same. At her death then to Henry my son. To my nephew Peter 
Maplisden my lease of the barn and orchard without the East gate of the 
city, he yearly delivering to my wife the one half of all the apples aud 
pears that shall happen to grow in the said orchard. To my nephew John 
Fisher my great gray stoned horse colt. To Katherine mine eldest daugh- 
ter two hundred marks at one and twenty or day of marriage. To Lydia 
my second and youngest daughter, the same amount, paid in like sort. My 
said sons (sic) Henry and Peter at their ages of one and twenty. I hope 
my said daughters will be always dutiful and obedient to their mother, who 
hath been always very natural to them and careful over them. To my 
sister Katherine Fisher of Detling in said county, widow, a piece of gold 
of thirty shillings. To Thomazine Eppes, her daughter, a piece of thirty 
shillings. To Katherine Fisher, another of her daughters, ten pounds at 
one and twenty or day of marriage. To Mary Fisher, another of her 
daughters (a like bequest). To Moretriall Woode and Endure Woode, 
childreu of Elizabeth Woode, one other of the daughters of the said 

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Katherine my sister, now deceased, ten pounds apiece at their several ages 
of one and twenty or days of marriage. To my sister Goldsmithe's chil- 
dren now living five pounds apiece at one and twenty or days of marriage. 
To my sister Dorothy Gosling thirty shillings and to every of her children 
forty shillings apiece at one and twenty or days of marriage. To my cousin 
John Maplisden, Bachelor in Divinity, my great mare and her youngest 
colt. My cousin Edward Maplisden of Maidstone. My cousin Thomas 
Gaye. Edward Maplisden of Marden aforesaid the elder, clothier. Robert 
Maplisden my cousin George Maplisden's son of Maidestone. John 
Colsone of Reynham, Kent. William Woodyer, of Cooling, and every of 
his children. I will and bequeath unto my said son Henry my term and 
interest in certain lands in Marden to me made by the Dean and Chapter 
of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary in Rochester. I make and ordain 
my trusty and well beloved nephew Peter Maplisden of Rochester and my 
trusty and well beloved cousin Edward Maplisden of Maidestone my sole 
executors and my trusty and loving friend Mr. John Covell of Maidestone, 
my cousin George Maplisden of Maidestou, Edmond Nott of Stowting and 
my cousin John Eppes of Detling to be my overseers. The residue of 
my goods &c, debts being paid and legacies and funerals discharged, I wholly 
give to Thomazine my well beloved wife. 

Then follows his disposition of his lands, tenements &c. Provision made 
for satisfaction of wife's dower and for bringing up and educating of chil- 
dren already born or hereafter to be born. To son Henry my mansion 
called Tilden (in another place Silden) in the parish of Marden and my 
tenement and lands which I late purchased of Mr. Richard Tilden, lying 
&c. in the same parish, to him and the lawfully begotten heirs of his body, 
remainder to Peter my son, next to my two daughters Katherine and Lydia, 
then to my nephew Peter Maplisden, then to my cousins John, Edward 
and Richard Maplisden, the sons of mine uncle Jervis Maplisden deceased, 
and lastly to my right heirs forever. Certain lauds &c. to son Peter 
(among which some bought of John Walker and Robert Tilden), with pro- 
visions for entailing &c. 

I will that my said wife shall have the ordering, educating and bringing 
up of my said children for their better training up in the fear of God in 
virtue and learning until they shall severally attain and come to their 
ages of one and twenty years. 

John Eppes one of the witnesses. Sainberbe, 2. 

Richard Allarde the elder of the City of Rochester, Kent, 20 April 
1593, proved 10 July 1593. To the poor of Biddenden three pounds six 
shillings eight pence, to be distributed by Mr. Whetcombe the pastor there, 
my cousin Evernden and my sons Henry and Richard Allarde. To the 
poor of Crambrooke forty shillings, to be distributed by the pastor there, 
Thomas Shefe, William Hider and Edmond Calvin. To the poor of Roun- 
den forty shillings, to be distributed by Peter Maplesden, Robert Gibbondes 
and Edmond Gibbons. To the poor of Bennenden thirteen shillings four 
pence, to be distributed by M r Jones, Richard Sharpe and John Wattes. 
To the poor of Tenterden thirteen shillings four pence, to be distributed by 
M r Elye, Robert Stace and John Tilden. To the poor of Frittenden ten 
shillings, to be distributed by M r Graunger, William Oakes and Thomas 
Batherst. Similar bequests to be distributed, to the poor of Halden by M r 
Zachary Scott and the pastor there, to the poor of Brooke by M r Henry Hall, 
my uncle Allarde and Thomas Hall of Wye, to the poor of Northiam by 

260 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

George Bisshopp and Richard Sharpe, to the poor of Sandhurst by the 
pastor there and John Wattes, to the poor of Smarden by my cousin 
Evernden and Henry and Richard, my sons, to the poor of Rochester by 
M r Streton, Mr. Bucke and Mr. Cobham. To every of my aunts, brothers, 
sisters, sons, daughters, kinsfolks, allies and friends, for a remembrance 'of 
my love towards them a ring of gold, with the form of a death s head in it, 
of the price of twelve shillings for every man, and of the price of nine 
shillings for every woman : that is to say my brother Maye and my sister 
his wife, my brother Hider, and Richard his son and Phebe his daughter, 
my sister Cruttall, my sister Crier, my cousin Thomas Shefe and his wife, 
my cousin Alexander Courthopp, my son Richard Sharpe my son Peter 
Maplesden and his wife, my son Richard Maplesden, Alice Kinge Dorothy 
Coucheman, my son John Taylor and his wife, my son Richard Allard and 
his wife, my son Porter and his wife, my cousin John Evernden, George 
Ramsdenne, Josias Selliard, my son Henry Allarde and his wife, my son 
Richard Allard and his wife, my son Porter and his wife, my son ^ God- 
frey and his wife, my son Henden and his wife, my son Francis Allard, 
John Berry the younger and my daughter his wife, Thomazine my wife, 
Henry, Peter, Catherine and Lydia her children, my sister Fisher the elder, 
my aunt Maplesden and my cousins John, Edward and Richard Maplesden, 
her sons, George Maplesden the elder, my sister Gouldsmith, my cousin 
Peter Maplesden, my cousin John Fisher, my cousin John Eppes and his 
wife, my cousin Calib Banckes and his wife and my cousins Katherme and 
Mary Fisher daughters of my said sister Fisher; all which said rings I will 
that my executors &c. shall cause to be made, provided and delivered with- 
in six months next after my decease. My sister Cryer s children. My 
sister Couchman's children. My cousin Lapham's wife. Henry, Richard 
and Francis Allarde, my sons. My brother William Hider o : Crambrooke. 
My cousin John Evernden. My son Peter Maplesden. Mary, his now 
wife, my daughter. Richard Maplesden the eldest son of the said Peter, 
at eighteen. Robert Porter my son. Anne Porter, my daughter, his wife. 
To every one of my own daughters one goblet of silver or silver and gilt. 
Walter Fisher, my wife's brother. Robert Fisher my wife s brother. 
Stephen Lapham. My brother Francis Allard of Bidden den Lan As 
lately purchased of Laurence Sharpe. Lands bought of John Whitfield. 
Lands in the occupation of William Gilbert. *evell. 50. 

[For reference to the above will my thanks are due to our friend William S. 
Appleton, Esq. Richard Allarde must have married the widow of George 
Maplisden.— Henry F. Waters.] 

Jaryis Gybbone of Bennenden, Kent, Gen*, 4 January 1594 proved 
10 April 1595. My sisters Joane Hawker, wife of Serbs Hawker of Chal- 
lock, Margaret, wife of John Braye of Bacombe Sussex, Phillip wife ot 
Henry Alfard, Elizabeth, wife of Richard Allard of Byddendeii arid Anne 
wife of George Pixe of Bennenden. To my sister Mary Gybbone one 
hundred marks in augmentation of her portion willed unto her by my father 
Henry Gibbone. To Katherine Gibbone my sister on my father s side 
thirty pounds, to be paid unto her at her day of marriage or age of eighteen 
and at such time as her portion bequeathed unto her by my father Henry 
Gybbone is to be paid. Anne Gibbone wife of my uncle Edmond Gibbone. 
My uncle John Wattes and my aunt his wife and every one of the chil- 
dren now born or hereafter to be born of the body of my said aunt Wattes. 
Frances Gybbone, Ann wife of Richard Glover and Mary Gybbone chil- 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 261 

dren of my uncle Johu. My three cousins Henry Willard, Thomas Wil- 
lard and Richard Willard. I acquit the said Richard Willard of thirty 
pounds which he oweth me. Henry, Thomas, John and Phillipp Patenden 
and Mary Cogger and Dorothy Kinge the children of my aunt Patenden. 
My two kinsmen Henry and Robert Meere. My cousin Edward Engham 
of Nonington, my cousin William Gybbone of Saltwood, my brother in 
law Thomas Godfrey of Lydd and my cousin Robert Gybbone the elder of 
Rolvenden. The sons and daughters of my brother Hawker, the children 
of my brother Braye and of my brothers Henry and Richard Allarde, be 
they sons or daughters. My mother in law Anne Gybbone widow of my 
father Henry Gybbone. My father in law Mr. Birde of Grays Inn and my 
mother in law Mrs. Birde. My brothers Thomas Robertes of Glassenbury 
and Thomas Hendley of Courshorne. My brother Birchett and my brother 
Edmond Robertes. Every one of my wife's own sisters both by father and 
mother. Mrs. Birde, my wife Gry sell's mother. My three daughters 
Frances, Ellenor and Grisell Gybbone at marriage or age of eighteen. My 
executors to be my uncle Edmond Gybbone of Rolvenden and my brother 
Sirles Hawker of Challock. Then follows will disposing of lands &c. in 
Kent, Sussex &c. Among them are certain lands occupied by Thomas, 
Richard and Henry Willard in Bennenden, Kent. Certain bequest to 
Edmond Gibbone with remainder to Francis Gibbone of Rolvenden afore- 
said, son of uncle John Gybbone. My daughters at sixteen. Peter 
Maplesden a witness. Scott, 25. 

Thomas Herenden one of the Jurates of the town of Lydd, Kent, 17 
January 35 Elizabeth, proved 15 October 1595. Wife Dorothy. Her 
brothers George Scotte and William Scott. John Gates one of my god- 
children. Richard Gates at twenty one. Cousin Thomas Spratt. My 
cousin Joseph Bartlett and my cousin William Warde, son of Robert 
Warde. Cousin Jonn Cavell of the Middle Temple. My loving uncle Mr. 
George Maplisden of Maideston, Jarate. My good friend Clement Stup- 
penie of Lydd, Jurate. These three to be my overseers. Wife Dorothy to 
be sole executrix. I give to my said wife all my lands called the Weeke 
and my lands called Pot Hill which I purchased of Thomas Bate the elder, 
the son of Johu Bate. To William Sharpe, the son of Margaret Sharpe, 
my wife's sister, my messuage and land in Iden, Sussex, which I pur- 
chased of John Sharpe, his father, remainder to John Sharpe, eldest sou of 
the said John, and lastly to my wife and her heirs forever. Rebecca Knight 
the wife of Henry Knight. Scott, 17. 

Caleb Banks of Ashitifforde, Kent, 12 March 1597, proved 24 March 
1597. To the poor of Asheforde forty shillings to be paid within one year 
after my decease. To the mending of highways between Barrowhill and 
Ripton stile twenty shillings. Small bequests to every child of Griffin Fox, 
to Nicholas Sharpe of Asheforde and to every one of Dennis Master's chil- 
dren. To my fellow soldiers at the day of my burial twenty shillings. 
Item, I give to my brother Epps and my sister and to my brother Baukes 
and my sister Bankes and to my mother and to my Aunte Goldsmith and 
to my brother Fisher and to my sister and to Richard Barrowe of Baugh- 
ton, to Mr. John Edolphe, Mr. Edward Hall and to Nicholas Gourney and 
to my cousin Edward Maplesden of Maidstone and his wife and to my aunt 
Allard and to Mr. Martin Lether of London and his wife, to my sister 
lhurston and to my brother Daniell and Margaret Thurston, to every of 
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262 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

these I give a ring of gold of the price of six shillings eight pence. I will 
that my wife shall perform all such matters as I have "bin" put in trust 
withal towards my sister Thurston and her children concerning the will of 
Alexander Thurston deceased. I will that Margaret my wife shall receive 
all debts due unto me with as much speed as may be, to the end that she 
may pay all my debts, as I hope she will be careful of. I will that she 
shall receive the profits of my part of all the hop grounds which I have of 
Mr. Ellis, during the term of five years which I have, with all my hops 
which I have lying in London. I give unto my cousin John Epps the 
younger my little roan nagg. John Hall my servant. Five shillings 
apiece to four of my workmen in the hop gardens, that is, to Stone, Price, 
Lord and Symonds. Katherin Pollord and Elizabeth Christen my ser- 
vants. To John Padinall my kinsman ten pounds, to be paid him at the 
age of one and twenty years. Browninge and John my plowmen and 
Roger Pollord. I will and bequeath the custodie and bringing up of my 
daughter Lidda, with her portion, to Mr. Martin Lether of London if he 
will accept of her till she comes to the age of sixteen years ; and for the 
rest of my children I will my wife shall have the custody and bringing up 
of them, with their portion, till they come to eighteen years or the days of 
their marriage. I make Margaret, my wife, sole executrix. Concerning 
my lands and tenements I will and bequeath all my lands and tenements, 
freehold and copyhold, unto Margaret my wife until John my son shall ac- 
complish the age of one and twenty years, provided always that she shall 
allow him four pounds every quarter for the first six years and for the resi- 
due of the time five pounds every quarter and that she see him forwarded 
and brought up in good learning; and after that he shall come to the age of 
one and twenty years I will and bequeath all my lands and tenements 
whatsoever unto John my son and to his heirs forever, provided that if he 
die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten before his age of one and 
twenty years then I will all my lands &c. unto Margaret my wife during 
the term of her natural life, and after her decease I will unto my brother 
John Bankes the house wherein I now dwell with the appurtenances, to 
him and his heirs forever, and the tenement wherein Edward Dunkin now 
dwelleth, with the malt house, closes and gardens appertaining, to my 
brother Daniell Bankes &c. Among the witnesses were John Epes and 
John Bankes. • Lewyn, 24. 

[The earliest recorded pedigree of the Bankes (Banke, Banks, Banckes) 
family of England relates to the ancient Yorkshire family seated at Bank New- 
ton in Craven in the West Riding of that county and who trace a descent from 
Simon Banke, who married 7 Edward III. (1333), the daughter and heiress of 
Robert de Catherton and held jure uxoris the above named manor. Although 
Simon appears as the head of this, the oldest line in respect to a recorded pedi- 
gree, it is not certain that this branch represents the original stock, for in one 
of the Harleian MSS. there appears the arms of Bankes of Bank Newton 
amongst those of " The Knight and Gentlemen of the Countre of York as served 
King Edward the First in Scotland and elsewiiere." A family of this name 
resided in Richmondshire (one of the sub-divisions of the county of York) , be- 
fore the time of Simon Banke of Bank Newton, for in the Subsidy Rolls of 30 
Edward I. (1301), we have a William del Banke paying a subsidy at Richmond, 
and Henry til. Robert del Banke paying subsidy at Marske in Richmondshire, 33 
Edward I. ; also a Richard del Banke at Fremington in Richmondshire in 1300-1 
paying 3-7 subsidy. A Robert del Banks was sworn to give evidence in 1320 
concerning the foundation of the Chantry of Pateley Bridge (Speight, Nidder- 
dale and the Garden of the Nidd, passim). It seems, however, that most of 
the branches of this family in England either trace by recorded herald visita- 
tions or by other equally established means, to this Craven stock or to the 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 263 

Lancashire county Bankses who are undoubtedly an offshoot of the York line 
through migration to the adjoining shire. All the arms of the other Banks 
families are merely variants of the Bank Newton coat, viz. : sable, a cross or, 
between four fleur-de-lis argent. The cross in one is engrailed, in another is 
surcharged, in another becomes ermine, while one shield has a canton, and 
another substitutes two eagle heads for two fleur-de-lis. This seems to show 
a common descent from the simple original of the Bank Newton stock. The 
crests of course differ in each branch. 

The family of Banks, whose wills appear here, are descended from John 1 
Banks of Lancashire who migrated to Kent, seated himself at Ashford in that 
county and died in 1579. By his wife Margery Masterson of Winnington, Co. 
Chester, he had issue, and the following pedigree of this family has been con- 
structed from the wills here given, from the visitations of London, 1633 
(Harl.-Soc, p. 42), and other miscellaneous sources : — 

i. Caleb 2 (the testator first named), b. 1560 and d. March 1597-8, married 
Margaret Epps and had : 

1. Lydia, 3 b. 1587. 

2. John, b. 1589; d. 1614. 

3. Katherine, b. 1591. 

4. Thomas, b. and d. 1592. 

5. Mary. 

6. Ann. 

7. Elizabeth. 

ii. Joshua. 

iii. Daniel. 

iv. John. 

v. Priscilla, b. 1571 ; m. Alexander Thurston, 12 Feb. 1594. 

vi. Tabitha. 

vii. Lydia, d. infancy. 

John 2 {John 1 ), another testator, was of Maidstone and London, in which 
latter place he died in the summer of 1642, leaving issue by his wife Mary, 
daughter of Alexander Fisher of Maidstone, as follows : 

1. Caleb, 3 son and heir. 

2. Margaret, m. Thomas Andrew. 

3. Katherine, b. 1603; m. John Davie. 

4. John, b. 1608. 

5. Lydia, emigrated to Salem, Mass., about 1638 and became a member 

of the First Church. She returned to England in 1642 and in 1664 
was given letters of dismissal to Rev. Mr. Nye's church in London. 
In 1655 her " Plain Farm " (so called) of 400 acres at Salem was sold 
for £123. (Felt. Annals.) 

6. Elizabeth, m. (1) Thomas Grigsby, (2) Radford. 

7. Priscilla, b. 1613 ; m. Thomas Read of Wickford, Essex, a relative by 

marriage to Governor John Winthrop. 

8. Mary, b. 1618; m. Nathaniel Weeks. 

Caleb 3 {John, 2 John 1 ), another testator, of Maidstone, Kent, has some 
indirect connection with New England colonization {vide Founders of New 
England, p. 83). He m. Martha, daughter of Stephen Dame of Feversham, in 
the same county, and had issue : 

1. Elizabeth, 4 b. 1624. 

2. Mary, b. 1626; m. Jacob Willett, 1648. 

3. John, b. 1627, of Aylesford; Baronet 1661, M. P.; d. 1699. He m. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Dethick, knt., Lord Mayor of Lon- 
don, by whom he had issue : 

(1) John. 6 

(2) Caleb, b. about 1659 and d. s. p. 1696. M. P. for Queens- 

borough 1685-8, 1695-6, also M. P. for Rochester. 

(3) Martha, d. young. 

(4) Elizabeth, m. Sir Heneage Finch, Solicitor General. 

(5) Mary, m. John Saville. 

4. Joshua, b. 1629. 

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5. Caleb, b. 1031. 
0. Martha, b. 1033. 

7. Lydia, b. 1G34. 

8. Caleb, b. 1697. 

9. Daniel, b. 1(339. 
10. Bryan, b. 1040. 

The Sir John 4 Banks above mentioned must not be confounded with a con- 
temporary of the same name, who was the Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas 
under Charles the First. This later Sir John Bankes, Kt. LL.D., was born at 
Keswick, in Cumberland, about 1589, and died at Oxford, December 28, 1044. 
His wife, Mary Hawtrey, became the heroic defender of Corfe Castle during the 
Civil War (a place purchased by Sir John in 1035), and now a picturesque ruin 
in Dorsetshire ; and for several generations the sons of this family were Mem- 
bers of Parliament for Corfe Castle, although seated after its destruction at 
Kingston Lacy in the same county. A Christopher Banks of the Giggleswick 
(Co. York) branch, b. 1015, M.A. of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, who entered 
the Roman Catholic priesthood, states that Sir John was a relative of his, thus 
indicating the kinship of the various branches seated in York, Lancashire and 
other northern counties. 

Thus far my researches have failed to establish a connection with any Eng- 
lish family for my ancestor Richard Bankes of York, Maine, who d. 1092, and 
whose descendants, arranged in the usual Register form, are printed in vol. 44, 
p. 258, of the Register. He first came to Scituate, Mass., and soon removed to 
York, Me. , about 1040, in company with Abraham Preble and John Twisden (both 
of whom were probably Kentish men), and together they settled that part of 
York known for many years as "Scituate" Parish. 

Charles Edward Banks, M.D.] 

Robert Fisher of Redrith, Surrey, gen* 28 March 44 Elizabeth, proved 
30 April 1602. To the poor of Rederith six pounds. To my brother in law 
Master Peter Hilles six angels. To my sister his wife four sovereigns of 
gold. To my nephew Peter Maplesden a sovereign, to his three men ser- 
vants, Joshua, John and Richard, to each of them a French crown and to 
each of his three maids the like. To my cousin Katherine Banckes twenty 
shillings and my wearing linen, to Mary Banckes fifteen shillings, to my 
niece Lidia Bell two angels, to my sister Allen six angels, to every one of 
her children one angel, to my cousin Osborne two French crowns, to my 
cousin Salloes his wife one sovereign, to Master Doctor Dawson Dionisius 
Halicar Nasseus Herodotus Herodiam and Suetonius, to Master Butterton 
an angel, to my uncle Fisher six angels, to my brother Reder four pounds, 
to my sister Devenish three pounds, to my sister Browne four angels, to 
each of her children one angel, to my cousin Katherine Smith twenty shil- 
lings, to my cousin Cheesman twenty shillings, to his eldest son a French 
crown, to my cousin Master John Fisher and to each of his sisters, my 
loving cousins, a sovereign of gold, to my cousin Master H: Hall my Peter 
Martir's Common Places in Latin, to my cousin Edward Maplesden my 
Abridgement of Statutes, to my cousin Richard Maplesden an angel, to my 
cousin Anne Goldsmith a sovereign, to my niece Beale two angels, to my 
niece Maplesden two angels, to Master Carre my Italian bible and my 
French books of Divinity, to my cousin Richard Maplesden of London a 
sovereign, to Master Arthur Barham all my other French and Italian 
books, to his wife a sovereign, to Mistress Mary Barham the like, to ray 
cousin Bennet Barneham of London the like, to my sister Fisher and to 
each of her children an angel, to Margaret Fisher of Rederith the like, to 
my brother Walter Fisher of Maideston, gentleman, all my law books and 
abridgements of law made by myself and all my other books not before 
given, whom I make the sole executor &c. Montague, 25. 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 265 

Thomas Padnall citizen and haberdasher of London, 14 November 
1626, proved 12 January 1626. My goods &c. to be divided into two 
equal parts, according to the laudable custom of this Honorable City, one 
full and equal half parte whereof I give and bequeath unto my loving 
wife Margaret Padnall and the other half I bequeath as followeth, after 
debts and funeral charges borne and paid. To my uncle John Bancks and 
to my cousin Caleb Bancks twenty shillings apiece to make each of them 
a ring. To Hanna Goldham whom I keep twenty pounds, to be paid unto 
her at the age of one and twenty or day of marriage. To my cousin Mary 
Simmons forty shillings. To Elizabeth Addams, my wife's mother, five 
pounds sterling (payable by five shillings quarterly). To Mr. Muggs and 
his wife twenty shillings apiece and unto Edward Varneham twenty shil- 
lings. To Peter Burrishe an old suit of clothes and unto Robert Shewster, 
my servant, twenty shillings. The residue to my wife Margaret whom I 
make sole executrix; and I entreat my loving friends M r Francis Bridges 
and Mr. Richard Cleyton to be my supervisors and overseers, and for their 
pains I give them twenty shillings apiece. 

Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's Book D. Leaf 314. 

John Mellowaie of Old Romeney, Kent, gentleman, 15 May 1624, 
proved 28 April 1627. I nominate, make and appoint my loving brother 
William Epps of Old Romeney, gentleman, sole executor. As 1 have now 
in the hands of my said executor the sum of one hundred marks my will is 
that he shall put out to the best advantage all such sums of mine as he may 
have in his hands, the profit arising to be paid to my sister Elizabeth, now 
wife of Andrew Bate of Lydd, taylor, during her life and then to my 
cousins Elizabeth and William, children of said Andrew Bate and Eliza- 
beth my sister. Provisions for their better education &c. 

Commission issued (as above) to Richard Russell, the executor named in 
the will of William Epps deceased, while he lived executor named in the 
will of the deceased, to administer according to the tenor of the said will, 
for the reason that the said William Epps had passed away before taking 
upon himself the trust of executorship. Skynner, 35. 

John Bankes of London gen', 8 April 1641, with a codicil dated 20 
July 1642, proved 22 August 1642. To the poor of Ashford in Kent five 
pounds, to be presently paid and to be disposed of by my two daughters 
Margaret Andrew and Elizabeth Grigby. To my kinsman Thomas Clarke 
and to his sister Margaret Clarke fifty shillings apiece. My servant Eliza- 
beth Oliver. To my four sons in law Mr. John Davie, Mr. Thomas 
Andrew, Mr. Thomas Grigby and Mr. Nathaniel Wicks eight pounds 
apiece to make them suites if they please. To my five daughters Margaret, 
Elizabeth, Mary, Lydia and Priscilla six pounds apiece for a remembrance 
or for to make them gowns if they please, intreating all my said sons and 
daughters in the fear of God to support one another in love and all Chris- 
tian duties. To John my son eight pounds, also my great bible, the which 
I desire he should well esteem and make it the rule of his life. To him 
also my best silver cup with two silver spoons marked with I. B. and T. P. 
To Mary my wife twenty pounds, with all the rest of my plate, linen and 
household stuff &c. To each of my five daughters twenty shillings apiece. 
I will that Caleb my son shall well and faithfully pay or cause to be paid 
all such sums of money as he is engaged and standeth bound by bonds unto 
his sisters or any other persons &c. And I will that if it please God that 
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my daughters Lydia or Priscilla do depart this life before the days of pay- 
ment come then the portions of them so dying shall be equally divided 
amongst all my children, sons and daughters, surviving. The residue to 
Caleb my sou whom I make sole executor, earnestly enjoining and requiring 
him to be very careful in discharging that trust which is imposed upon him 
and myself concerning my daughter Grigby and her children, that, living 
or dying, they be not defrauded. 

To my son John my two houses, with the lands &c. belonging, in Ash- 
ford at a place called Bever (and other lands &c. in Hincksell, Hetcorne 
aud Sutton, Kent), he to pay Mary my wife ten pounds a year at her 
dwelling house, in quarterly payments during her life. The remainder of 
my lands &c. to my son Caleb, he to pay my wife thirty pounds &c. 

Thomas and Nathaniel Wicks were among the witnesses. 

In the codicil he speaks of having bought of Mrs. Fisher a house &c. in 
Maidstone. This Mary, his wife, is to have and enjoy during her natural 
life and, after her decease, his daughter Lydia during her life, then son 
Caleb and his children. Cambell, 102. 

John Davy of Maidstone, Kent, gentleman, 29 May 1648, proved 19 
June 1 649. To be buried in Maidstone church as near to my dear wife as 
I can conveniently be laid, and some small monument of remembrance to 
be made and set up for us both and our children in some place of that aisle 
or church where we are buried or in some other convenient place. Refer- 
ence to wife's former husband. Houses, lands &c. in East Mailing in 
Kent, in Wooldham, in Upchurch and in Yealding. My daughter Mary 
Wall and her issue. My daughter Elizabeth Andrewes and her issue. 
The sons of my eldest brother Simon Davy deceased, whose names are 
Robert, John, Edmond, Richard. The sons of Simon Davye deceased, son 
of my said brother Simon. Henry Davye the only son of Henry Davye, 
my second brother deceased. Lands &c. in Aldington and Hearst and in 
Marden, Kent, the latter purchased of John Maplesden and William Eppes. 
Provision made for a schoolmaster and usher in the free school of Maid- 
stone. My son in law John Wall. My son in law Mr. Nathaniel 
Andrewes or his father. My sister in law Mrs. Katherine Anguish, 
formerly wife unto my eldest brother Mr. Simon Davy. The sons and 
daughters she had by my brother Simon. Those that I mean are Robert 
Davy eldest son of his father, Simon Davy his second son deceased, or to 
his son or children, John Davy his third son if he be living in Virginia, 
Edmond Davy his fourth son and Richard Davy his fifth and youngest 
son; and to Elizabeth Bussey, or called by any other name if she be 
married, being his eldest daughter, and Katherine Gosline his second 
daughter, and Mary Mingay his third daughter and Susan Swanson his 
fourth and youngest daughter. Henry Davy only son of Henry Davy my 
brother, and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnard his sister. I do give unto my mother 
in law Mrs. Mary Bankes ten pouuds to buy her mourning to wear for me, 
and to every one of her sons and sons in law and to every one of her daugh- 
ters and daughters in law ten pounds apiece to buy them mourning to wear 
for me. I mean my brother Caleb Banckes, John Banckes, Thomas Read 
and their wives, my sister Andrewes, sister Grigbie, sister Lydia Bankes, 
sister Wickes, sister Caleb Banckes and sister John Banckes. I do give 
to my aunt Fisher five pouuds to buy her a gown. To my cousin Paddy 
forty shillings. To my cousin Harbert forty shillings. My ancient good 
friend Guy Wood. My worthy good friend Mr. Sergeant Clarke of 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 267 

Rochester. Mr. Wilson my good friend and worthy minister. Others, 
friends and servants. To the poor of Maidstone ten pounds. To my 
ancient Collegiate friend Mr. Robert Cress well the elder five pounds as a 
token of my love to him and as a remembrance of me. 

Proved by the oaths of Mary Wall and Elizabeth Andrewes daughters 
of the deceased and executrices named in the will. Fairfax, 85. 

Nathaniel Andrewes of London, gentleman, 18 December 1647 
proved 13 April 1654. My wife shall be paid eleven hundred pounds 
according to covenants &c, upon our marriage, between my own father 
and my father Davy and myself, and I give her, more, five hundred pounds. 
I give to my good father Master Thomas Andrewes, Alderman, two hun- 
dred pounds and he to have the reversion of my lands &c. unless I leave a 
child &c. And my said father to be sole executor. 

In a nuncupative Codicil made the evening before he died, 25 October 
1653, he declared that he left his whole estate to his father, Thomas 
Andrewes, and said that he had done well for his wife &c. It was his 
particular request that twenty pounds should be given to Master Sympson. 

Proved by Thomas Andrewes, sole executor. Alchin, 472. 

Elizabeth Andrewes, the widow of Nathaniel Andrews Esq. de- 
ceased, her will made 6 March 1653 proved 5 May 1654. I give to my 
aunt Margaret Andrews fifty pounds. To my aunt Lidia Bankes the use 
of one hundred pounds for life, but at her death the principal sum to be re- 
turned to my executrix. I give to my aunt Radford twenty pounds. To 
her son Alexander Grigby twenty pounds and to her daughter Mary Grig- 
by ten pounds. To my aunt Mary Weekes fifty pounds. To my uncle 
John Banckes twenty pounds. To my cousin Anne Harbert, widow, 
twenty pounds. To William Gyles of Maydstone five pounds. To my 
uncle Caleb Bancks and to my brother Francis Warner three hundred 
pounds, to be distributed among three score godly Christians at the dis- 
cretion of them and my sister Wall. I give to my aunt Priscilla Reade 
ten pounds and to my uncle Caleb Bankes ten pounds. To my dear and 
loving father Alderman Andrewes twenty pounds. To my nephew 
Nathaniel Wall eight hundred pounds, but, if he die before attaining to 
the age of one and twenty years, then I will the said sum to Mary and 
Elizabeth the two daughters of my said sister Wall and to such daughters 
as she shall hereafter have. To Master Sidrack Simpson twenty pounds. 
To my grandmother Mary Banckes twenty pounds. To my brother Wall 
twenty pounds. I give to my brother John Wall and Mary, his wife, fifty 
pounds to dispose for the use of Henry Davie's sou, but the yearly profit 
shall be paid to the mother of the said child for the use and maintenance of 
her and her children ; but when the said son of the said Henry shall be fit 
to put forth apprentice then the said Trustees shall take out of the said 
fifty pounds so much as shall be needful for that use. To my cousin John 
Banckes son of my uncle Caleb Banckes fifty pounds for his own use and 
my diamond ring with seven stones in it. To my brother Warner and his 
wife and to my sister Dameris Andrewes five pounds apiece to buy each of 
them a piece of plate. To my cousin Elizabeth Barnard five pounds and 
to Mistress P^lizabeth Clant, formerly my father Davie's servant, five 
pounds. Other servants &c. The residue to my sister Ma^ Wall to her 
own use, she defraying the charge of my burial, which I will shall not ex- 
ceed two hundred and fifty pounds. Alchin, 472. 

268 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [April, 

Richard Bate, of Lyd in the County of Kent, Jurate, 19 June 1656, 
proved 3 April 1G57. To son Richard all my right and title that I have 
in lands belonging to All Souls College, Oxford, now or late held in lease 
from the said College in the name of Thomas Berisford or his assigns, 
Richard to pay to each of my three sons John, Samuel and Stephen three 
hundred pounds apiece at their ages of one and twenty &c. I give to each 
of my said three sons, over and above the sum mentioned, fourteen hun- 
dred pounds at one and twenty. To my daughter Anne Bate twelve hun- 
dred pounds and one half my plate, household stuff and jewels. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my mother Alice Bate in New England 
twelve pounds yearly during her life and to every one of my brothers and 
sisters and their children forty shillings apiece, to be paid upon demand &c. 
To Humphry Lee and Mr. Robert Maplesdon's eldest son five pounds 
apiece. Others. To my brothers John and Henry Wallis and my sister 
Sarah Clendon and to Edward Crosse forty shillings apiece to buy them rings. 
To Robert Parke twenty shillings. To my Aunt Williams of Dover three 
pounds. My son James Bate to be sole executor and to have all the rest 
of ray lands &c. and all other my estate, real and personal. Reference to 
house and land bought of William Bige. My desire is that my brother 
John Wallis will please to undertake the education of my son Stephen. To 
my niece Sarah Palmer three pounds. Ruthen, 115. 

[Richard Bate, the testator, was a son of James and Alice (Glover) Bate, 
who, with their family, except Richard, embarked for New England, April 17, 
1635, in the " Elizabeth" (Register, vol. 14, p. 312). James settled in Dor- 
chester, Mass. His brother Clement Bate came with his family to New England 
in the same ship (ibid, p. 305), and settled at Hingham. The testator, Richard, 
is No. 16 in the pedigree which follows. 

The parish of Lydd is situated on the south-east coast of England, near 
Dunge Ness, half way between Hastings and Folkestone. Anciently called 
Hlyclen. The municipal government was formerly vested in a bailiff, jurats and 
freemen. The church of All Saints, a stone building of the early English, 
decorated and perpendicular styles, contains some memorials of the Bate 
family ; as do also the churches at Ashf ord and other parishes in Kent. At 
Lydd is the memorial stone of Thomas Bate, boru September, 1567, freeman, 
jurat thirteen years, and several times bailiff, lieutenant of the train band fifteen 
years, lived in wedlock forty-eight years, had three sons and three daughters, 
buried 5 May, 1637. Also the stone of father and son,— " Johu the son of 
Thomas Bate and Thomas Bate the son of John Bate, gent," and of the most 
ancient house. John died 16 April, 1642, aged 38; jurat and bailiff. Thomas 
died 27 Jan. 1657, aged 24. 

The stone erected to Richard Bate, gent, the son of James of Dorchester, whose 
will is here given, reads: — " Here lieth the body of Richard Bate,J|gent, son 
of James and Alice Bate sometime of this towne." "He left issue by his first 
wife Susan, daughter of George Isham of Loudon, gent, one son, viz. James." 

" And with him heir lieth the body of Ellen, his second wife, daughter of Mr. 
John Wallis, sometime minister of Ashford in this couuty, by whom he had is- 
sue 4 sons and one daughter, Richard, Johu, Samuel and Stephen, and Anne; 
when he had lived with her neare 20 years she died ye 17 th day of June in the 
42 nd yeare of her age. He died the 6 th March following Anno 1656 in the 47 th 
year of his age after he had been bayliff of this Corporation six times." 

The arms of the family, as shown in the different memorials, are sable, a 
fess between three dexter hands couped argent. 

In the centre of All Saints Church, Lydd, is a stone with a brass plate to 
Thomas Batt, obit 18 June, 1578 : 

" Full thre skore yeres and twelve 
A Juratt of thys towne was I 
And Thomas Bate by name. 
Fower chyldren now my place supply." 

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The following is arranged from data obtained in England by the late Isaac 
C. Bates, Esq. (see memoir, Register, vol. 31, p. 141), and now in the collec- 
tions of the N.-E. Hist. Gen. Society, supplemented by some late investigations 
of the writer : — 

The History of Hingham states that Edward Bate of Weymouth was a 
brother of James Bate of Dorchester and Clement Bate of Hingham ; but this is 
doubtful, as the Edward mentioned in their father's will probably died in 1616. 

1. John Bate, jurate, Lidd, d. between 31 July and 17 Sept. 1522; mar. 

and had : 


2. Andrew, d. 1533. 

2. Andrew Bate, d. abt. 22 Feb. 1532-3 ; mar. and had : 

Joan, mar. James Robyns, jun. 
Simon, d. 1545 ; bur. 25 Sept. 

3. William, d. bet. 13 Nov. 1563 and 8 May 1564. 

4. John. bur. 1 Mch. 1579. 

5. Thomas, b. after 1532; d. 18 June 1578. 

3. William Bate, bailiff, died between 13 Nov. 1563 and 8 May 1564; mar. 

(1) ; mar. (2) 19 Oct. 1562, Elizabeth Colly er. 

Elizabeth, mar. 22 Sept. 1561, Gregory Essex. 
Agnes, bapt. 6 May 1545; m. John Bourne (?). 
John, bapt. 22 Aug. 1562. 

4. John Bate, bur. 1 March, 1579 ; mar. (1) (?) 28 Oct. 1546, Mildred Ward, 

bur. 2 June 1577; mar. (2) 15 June 1579, Mary Bennett. 
Mary, mar. 25 Sept. 1567, Robt. Tookey. 

6. James, d. 2 Mch. 1614. 

7. Thomas, mar. Elizabeth Hebbelthwaite, 2 Feb. 1580 ; cl. 1547. 

8. Andrew, bapt. 31 Jan. 1562-3. 

5. Thomas Bate, jurat, bur. 19 June 1578; mar. (1) 1558 (?), Margaret Ger- 
vis (?) ; mar. (2) 18 June 1564, Elizabeth Bate, widow (wife of his brother 
William), nee Colly er. She mar. (3) 18 Jan. 1580-1, John Hebbelthwaite. 

Mary, bapt. 15 Aug. 1561. 

9. Clement, bapt. 28 Nov. 1563; bur. 18 Nov. 1623. 

10. Thomas, bapt. 6 Sept. 1567 ; cl. 5 May 1637. 
John, bapt. 30 June 1570 ; bur. 27 May 1600. 
William, unborn at father's death; bapt. 6 July 1578. 

6. James Bate, yeoman, d. 2 Mch. 1614; mar. 6 June 1580, Mary Martine(?). 

11. Robert, bapt. 5 Mch. 1580; d. 1610. 

12. James, bapt. 2 Dec. 1582. 
Anna, bapt. 2 Aug. 1584; bur. 21 July 1586. 
Anna, bapt. 21 Aug. 1586; bur. 7 Nov. 1587. 
John, bapt. 17 Nov. 1588 ; bur. 6 Mch. 1606. 
Thomas, bapt. 19 July 1590. 
Edward, born 8 Oct. 1592; bur. 3 Oct. 1616. 

13. Clement, bapt. 22 Jan. 1595; d. 17 Sept. 1671. 
Joseph, bapt. 5 Feb. 1598. 
Mary, bapt. 24 Aug. 1600. 
Isaac, bapt. 21 Feb. 1601-2. 
Rachel, bapt. 5 Feb. 1604. 
Martha, bapt. 28 Dec. 1605 ; bur. 15 Jan. 1606. 

8. Andrew Bate, yeoman, b. 1563; bur. 5 Mch. 1610-1; mar. (1) Margaret 

, bur. 15 Dec. 1595; mar. (2) 19 Apr. 1596, Judith Ansel, bur. 11 

Oct. 1606; mar. (3) 28 June 1609, Elizabeth Essex (?). 

Mildred, bapt. 6 Oct. 1583; mar. Humphrey Barret. 

Mary, bapt. 2 Mch. 1686. 

Elizabeth, bapt. 24 Mch. 1588; bur. 28 Feb. 1608. 

Hannah, bapt. 5 Apr. 1590; mar. Vincent Prakle. 

Andrew, bapt. Sept. 1592 ; mar. lie. 16 Mch. 1618, to Elizabeth Mellowsy. 

Thomas, bapt. 13 Feb. 1597; bur. 13 June 1598. 

Judith, bapt. 15 Dec. 1599. 

Constance, bapt. 17 Jan. 1602; mar. Thos. Robyns. 

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Phebe, bapt. 4 Dec. 1603; bur. 5 Sept. 1605. 
Phebe, bapt. 12 Jan. 1606. 
John, bapt. 22 Apr. 1610. 

9. Clement Bate, jurat, b. 1563; bur. 18 Nov. 1623; mar. 5 June 1592, 
Margaret Stuppen. She mar. (2) 19 Sept. 1626, William Wilcocke, jurat. 
Clement, bapt. 8 Aug. 1608 ; bur. 17 May 1658. 

10. Thomas Bate, b. 1567; d. 5 May 1637; mar. 8 Oct. 1589, Joane, b. 15 Dec. 

1571, d. 15 Sept. 1652, daughter of Edward Wilcocke. 
Thomas, bapt. 28 Mch. 1591; bur. 7 Feb. 1592. 
Katherine, bapt. 28 Jan. 1593. 

14. Thomas, bapt. 27 June 1596; bur. 27 Jan. 1639. 

Sibbill, bapt. 28 Dec. 1602; bur. 7 Sept. 1656; mar. Thomas Tookey. 

15. John, bapt. 24 Mch. 1605; d. 16 Apr. 1642. 
Joan, bapt. 19 Dec. 1609. 

11. Robert Bate, b. 1580; d. 1610; mar. (1) 9 Oct. 1602, Judith Burworth; 

mar. (2) Anne . 

Mary, b. 24 July 1603; bur. 5 Aug. 1603. 

Judith, bapt. 18 Nov. 1604. 

John, bapt. 11 Oct. 1607; bur. 7 Nov. 1607. 

Robert, bapt. 3 Sept. 1609; d. 1629; tailor of Maidstone, Kent; mar. 
lie. 12 May, 1640, to Margaret Wall, and had children William, 
Robert, Susan, Margaret, Jane, Joice; will proved 15 July, 1629. 

12. James Bate, of Dorchester, bapt. 2 Dec. 1582 ; d. 1655 ; mar. lie. 13 Sept. 

1603, to Alice Glover of Saltwood, b. 1583; d. 14 Aug. 1657, and had: 
Thomazine, bapt. 26 May 1605 ; bur. 6 Apr. 1606. 
William, mentioned, bapt. 19 Julv 1607; d. 29 Sept. 1625. 

16. Richard, bapt. 12 Nov. 1609; d. 6 Mch. 1656. 
Thomazine, bur. 16 Apr. 1624. 

Lydia, bapt. 22 Oct. 1615 ; m. Roger Williams of Dorchester. 
Mary, bapt. 21 Nov. 1619 ; mar. Hopestill Foster. 
Margaret, bapt. 16 Sept. 1621 ; mar. Christ 1- . Gibson. 
John, bapt. 4 May 1623; bur. 15 Sept. 1625. 
James, bapt. 19 Dec. 1624, of Haddam, Conn. 

Thomazine and her brothers are named in will of their grandfather James 
Bate, jurate, 1614. 

13. Clement Bate, b. 1595; d. 1671 ; mar. Ann , d. 1 Oct. 1669, at Hing- 

ham, Mass. 

James, b. abt. 1621. 

Clement, b. abt. 1623; drowned 1639. 

Rachel, b. abt. 1627; d. June 1647. 

Joseph, b. abt. 1630. 

Benjamin, b. abt. 1633. 

Samuel, bapt. 24 Mch. 1639, Hingham, Mass. 

14. Thomas Bate, b. 1596; cl. 1639; mar. lie. 17 Dec. 1619, to Joane, b. 1598, 

dau. of Wm. Wilcocke. 
Mary, bapt. 21 Nov. 1619. 
Susan, bapt. 29 June 1623. 
Rachel, bapt. 24 Sept. 1626; bur. 11 Jan. 1628. 
James, bapt. 18 Jan. 1628; bur. 14 Nov. 1632. 
Joan, mar. George Carter of Crundall; d. 27 July, 1662. 

15. John Bate, b. 1605, 1642, mar. Catharine 

Thomas, bapt. 25 Mch. 1632; d. 27 Jan. 1657. 
Catharine, bapt. 6 Oct. 1633 ; d. 16G4. 
Ann, bapt. 4 Oct. 1635 ; mar. Henry Hurst. 
John, bapt. 12 Mch. 1636; d. 31 Oct. 1639. 

16. Richard Bate, whose will is page 268, bapt. 12 Nov. 1609; d. 6 Mch. 1656; 

mar. lie. (1) 3 June, 1653, Susan bur. 10 Aug. 1636, dau. of George 
Isham of London; mar. lie. (2) 18 Apr. 1637, Ellen, d. 17 June 1656, dau. 
of Rev. John Wallis of Ashford, Eng. 

James, bapt. 21 Sept. 1634; mar. Mary Maynard. 

Richard, bapt. 10 Jan. 1640. 

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John, bapt. 16 Dec. 1641 ; d. 8 Oct. 1662; bur. at Ashford. 

Samuel, of Ashford, Kent; d. 27 May, 1667; legacy to brother Stephen. 

Stephen, d. 22 Oct. 1724. 


The will of Henry Bate of Lyclcl, proved 8 Aug., 1478, mentions his wife 
Agnes, and daughters Agnes, Margaret, Joan and Marian; his father John 
Bate, John, Thomas and George, sons of James Bate; Thomas and Julian, 
children of Andrew Bate; John and William, sons of Thomas Bate; Margaret, 
daughter of Simon Bate ; John, son of John Bate, Jr. 

The will of William Bate, proved 18 June, 1478, mentions wife Marian and 
brother John Bate. 

The will of Thomas Bate, elated 19 Oct., 1485, mentions wife Margaret and 
son John. 

The will of Margaret Bate, widow, late wife of Thomas Bate, dated 14 Oct. 
1490, mentions daughters Alice and Agnes Beecher; John Bate, Sen., executor. 

The will of John Bate, Jr., proved 15 March, 1491-2, mentions wife Agnes 
and son John. 

The will of John Bate, son of William, proved 21 Jan., 1498, mentions sister 
Joan, and John, son of John, residuary legatee. 

The will of Margery, widow of Andrew Bate, 20 Nov. 1498, mentions son 

The will of Andrew Bate, 20 Feb. 1513-14, mentions wife Isabel, son James, 
daughter Margaret. 

The will of John Bate, jurat, proved 17 Sept. 1522, mentions wife of Andrew 
Bate; Joan, daughter of Andrew Bate; and sons Thomas and Andrew as 

The will of John Bate, 18 Nov. 1521, mentions sons John and Richard ; Robert 
Robyn and his wife ; Andrew Bate, and Mary, wife of William Greenway. 

The will of John Bate, the elder, proved 18 Feb. 1528-9, mentions his father 
John Bate, wife Julian, daughter Joan ; son Richard to be placed with Robert 
Robyn until 21. 

The will of Julian Bate, 7 Nov. 1531, mentions daughter Joan ; son Richard, 
executor; and Andrew Bate and Robert Robyn, overseers. 

The will of Andrew Bate, 22 Feb. 1532-33, desires to be buried next his wife, 
and mentions sons Thomas (not 21) , John, William and Simon ; daughter Joan, 
wife of James Robyns the younger. Robert Robyn an executor. 

The will of Thomas Bate the younger, proved 22 Nov. 1537, mentions wife 

The will of Thomas Bate, the elder, proved 15 Feb. 1538-9, mentions wife 
and two daughters (not 21). Cousin Thomas Bate an executor. 

The will of Isabel Bate, widow, proved 16 March, 1541-42, mentions daugh- 
ters Margaret, Alice and Joan. 

The will of Simon Bate, 23 Sept. 1545, mentions brothers John and Thomas; 
sister Robyns. 

The will of James Bate, proved 21 April, 1550, mentions daughter Isabel and 
wife's sons John and William Rapson. 

The will of Thomas Bate, jurat, proved 25 Aug. 1578, mentions wife Eliza- 
beth ; sons Thomas, John and Clement, all under 21 ; daughter Mary ; child un- 
born. Brother John Bate, three sons and William Dallett, executors. 

Will of John Bate, jurat, proved 13 May, 1580, mentions wife Mary, daugh- 
ter's son William Tookye. Sons James, Thomas and Andrew, executors; John 
Hebbelthwaite and William Couchin(?), overseers. 

The will of John Bate, proved 15 July, 1600, mentions sister Dallet and her 
children; brothers Thomas and Clement; Thomas and Catherine, children of 
brother Henry ; kinsmen James, Andrew and Thomas Bate; seven children of 
James Bate ; seven children of Andrew Bate ; John Eppes of Romney, wife of 
brother Thomas. His mother, widow of John Hebblethwaite, executrix. His 
brothers Clement and Thomas, overseers. 

The will of Robert Bate, proved 6 Dec. 1610, mentions wife Anne, son Rob- 
ert, daughter Judith, father James Bate. Uncle Andrew Bate, executor. 

The will of Andrew Bate, yeoman, proved 5 April, 1611, mentions legacies 
from his kinsman John Bate, to testator's children; wife Elizabeth; daughter 
Hannah, wife of Vincent Prakle; daughters Mary, Judith, Mildred (wife of 
Humphrey Barrett), Constance and Phebe; sons Andrew, William and John. 
Cousin Clement Bate, jurat, executor. 

272 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

The will of James Bate, the elder, yeoman, proved 31 March, 1G14, to Robert, 
son of son Robert, deceased, when 21 ; Judith, daughter of son Robert, not 16; 
daughters Mary and Rachel, not 21 ; sons James, Thomas, Edward, Clement 
and [saac; William and Richard, sons of son James; Thomasine, daughter of 
son James. Wife Mary, executrix. Cousins Clement, and Thomas Bate, jurat, 

Will of Clement Bate, gent, jurat, proved 18 Dec. 1G23, mentions legacies to 
Constance and Rhebe, daughters of Andrew Bate, deceased ; Thomas Dallett 
of Pecyden, his sister's son; Margaret Couchman, his sister's daughter; son 
Clement, not 21 ; brothers Thomas and John. Wife Margaret, executrix. 

The will of Andrew Bate, yeoman, proved 10 Sept. 1638, mentions wife 
Mary; children, William, Andrew, Richard, Edward, Elizabeth, Judith and 
Hesther. His kinsman, Mr. John Bate, bayliff. 

The will of Katherine Bate, spinster, proved 6 Sept. 1664, mentions cousin 
Mr. John Tookey of New Romney, cousin Mr. Edward Master, cousin Mr. 
Robert Wilcock, and sister Anne of Henry Hurst. 

Other wills show the death of members of the Lydd Bate family in the 
neighboring parishes in Kent. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

Benjamin Bishop of Sutton Valence, Kent, 5 November 1660, proved 
31 May 1661. Forty pounds each to daughters Elizabeth and Rebecca at 
twenty one &c. The rest to wife Margaret. And I appoint her my sole 
executrix and I desire Mr. Caleb Bankes, my wife's uncle, and John Bishop 
and Thomas Bishop, my brothers, to be overseers. My lands in Frittenden 
or wheresoever situate I give unto Rest Bishop and Benjamin Bishop my 
two sons, but Margaret, my wife, to receive the rents and profits until they 
come to their ages of one and twenty years, the better to enable her to 
bring them up &c. 

Freegift Tilden a witness. May, 67. 

Thomas Reade of Wickford, Essex, gen 1 25 July 1662, proved 6 
November 1662. I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mrs. 
Priscilla Read my farm, called or known by the name of Soppers, in the 
parish of Wickford, Essex, during her life. I give her seven hundred and 
fifty pounds during her life. And it is my will that if she should marry he 
that she should have should give good security, before marriage, unto my 
overseers for the repayment of this sum, after the death of my wife, for the 
use of my children. After her decease my son Samuel shall have five hun- 
dred pounds of the aforesaid sum if he be of the age* of one and twenty 
years, or when he attaineth thereunto, and my son Thomas shall have two 
hundred and fifty pounds thereof, if of the age &c. And after my wife's 
decease Samuel Read shall have my farm called Soppers, if of age &c, 
and shall also have two thousand three hundred pounds over and above the 
five hundred mentioned. Also it is my will that my son Samuel shall have 
all that my farm called Wickford near Salem in New England &c. and all 
my public "heeles" when he attaineth to the age &c, paying one third 
part thereto to my son Thomas when he attaineth to the age &c. To 
Thomas I give fourteen hundred and fifty pounds, over and above that two 
hundred and fifty mentioned, when of age. To my daughter Priscilla Read 
one thousand pounds at one and twenty or day of marriage. Provisions in 
case of deaths of the children. Wife Priscilla to be executrix and brother 
Caleb Banckes Esq., Thomas Cooke of Pedmeshe (Pebmershe) Esq., Sir 
John Banckes, Baronet, Allyn Reade gen 1 , and Jacob Willett, cit. to be 
overseers and guardians to my children during their nonage. 

Laud, 147. 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 273 

Caleb Bankes of Maidstone, Kent, gen*, 15 September 1669, proved 9 
November 1669. To my nephew John Bankes all my part of those lands 
in Hinkshill and Wilborough in the said county which were lately the lands 
of my sister Margaret Andrew, widow, and now or late in occupation by 
Mr. Thomas Edolph. To my son Sir John Banks, Baronet, all my lands 
in the Island of Sheppey called Homeplace (and other lands) and the 
Rectory or parsonage of Northfleet, with the lands belonging, which I 
lately purchasad of Sir John Sedley. To my sister Elizabeth Radford my 
messuage in Weekstreet, Maidstone, formerly a malthouse and lately con- 
verted into two tenements, to hold during her life, then to my son Sir John 
Bankes. I give to my sister Lydia Bankes my messuage &c. in Maidstone, 
in the occupation of M r Wright, to hold during her life, and then to my 
son. To my sister Mrs. Mary Weekes my tenement &c. in Maidstone 
wherein Mr. Shevan lately dwelt, for life &c, then to my son. To my sis- 
ters Lydia, Elizabeth, Priscilla and Mary ten pounds apiece to buy them 
gowns and unto their children, every of them, a gold ring of the value of 
twelve shillings. To Sir John Dethicke and his lady thirty pounds for 
mourning and to each of them a ring of the value of twelve shillings. To 
Mr. Edward Rudge and his wife, to Mr. Benjamin Dethicke, to my son Mr. 
Willett and to his wife, to my grandchildren Caleb Banckes, Martha, Eliza- 
beth and Mary Bankes, the son and daughters of my said son Sir John 
Bankes, to Mr. Tilson and his wife, to Elizabeth Parker and to Mr. Man- 
ton, to every of them a gold ring of the value of twelve shillings. To my 
cousin Mr. Henry Fisher five pouuds and a ring. To my said nephew 
John Bankes ten pounds and a ring of the value of twelve shillings. To 
Anne Knight of Canterbury three pounds and a ring. Sundry poor. The 
residue to my son whom I make full and sole executor. Coke, 133. 

Aleyn Reade, citizen and merchant taylor of London, now an inhabi- 
tant of St. Dunstan's in the West, being stricken in years &c, 21 March 
1678, proved 3 December 1679. My estate to be divided into two equal 
parts and, according to the ancient custom of the City of London, one 
moiety to be paid to my two sons, equally between them, as their orphanage 
portions &c. The other moiety at my own disposal, for legacies &c. To 
I my kinsman Mr. Samuel Reade of London, merchant, and my brother in 
I law M r Thomas Cuthbert, citizen and merchant taylor of London, my 
several messuages, farms, lands, tenements &c. in Birchanger and Stansted- 
Mountfichet in Essex and Herts and lands &c. in Wickford and Rawreth, 
I Essex, to hold for the term of fourscore and nineteen years upon trust, to 
pay for the maintenance and education of my two sons Aleyn and Richard, 
and after the said term the reversion &c. of my said messuages &c. I devise 
to my son Aleyn Reade, whom I make executor. And I appoint my said 
kinsman M r Samuel Reade and my said brother in law M r Thomas Cuth- 
bert overseers, to whom and to their wives and children I appoint mourning 
and I also give to my overseers ten pounds apiece to buy them plate or 
rings to keep in remembrance of me. 

Proved, as above, by Aleyn Reade, son and executor. 

Commission issued 30 March 1 683 to Samuel Reade and Thomas Cuth- 
bert, trustees named in the will, to administer the goods &c. by Aleyn Read 
jun. the executor, deceased, unadministered. Ki°g> 166. 

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274 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Samuel Epes of Londou, clerk. 10 March 1680, proved 6 July 1685, 
now bound in a voyage in the good ship Success, Capt. Cowley commander, 
from the port of London to Surrat in East India. My executor shall pay 
himself one hundred and fifty pounds which I owe unto him upon bond and 
shall pay all persons the just debts owing by me unto them. The residue 
to be divided amongst my father, mother and sister equally. And I make 
my kinsman Mr. Samuel Reade executor. Caun, 84. 

Joh'es Bankes. Januarij 1701-2 Vicesimo nono die em 1 com Samueli 
Reade consobrino et prox consanguineo Johannis Bankes nup de Maidstone 
in Com Cantii ccelibis def hen etc. ad adstrand bona jura et cred dci defti 
de bene etc jurat. Admon. Act Book, 1702, L. 8. 

[I hope at some future time to furnish a few other wills relating to these 
families. If the reader wiil turn to Gleanings from English Records about 
New-England Families, by James A. Emmerton and Henry F. Waters (pub. by 
Essex Institute, Salem, Mass., 1880) he will find on pages 8 and 9 a note about 
the families of Bankes and Eppes. 

The John Davy, whose will I now furnish, and who refers to a nephew as in 
Virginia, is said to have gone into the County of Kent from Norwich in Nor- 
folk, where his brother Simon remained. — H. F. W.] 

Stephen Borowghe, 1 July 1584. I bequeath my body to the land or 
sea, to which of them the goodness of the Almighty God shall appoint at 
his godly will and pleasure. To Joan my faithful wife my house in Graves- 
end called the sign of the Maidenhead during her natural life ; and after 
her decease I bequeath the same unto Christopher Boroughe my eldest son 
and to the heirs of his body &c. ; and if he die before he have any child of 
his own body lawfully begotten then I will that the said house be sold to 
the best advantage and the money thereof to be equally divided between 
my five daughters Judith, Susan, Mary, Anne and Elizabeth, or the longest 
livers of them, by even portions. To Joan my wife the lease of my house 
over against Barking church, which house I hold in the right of John 
Rabelo deceased, of which lease there is fourteen years to come at the feast 
of Christmas next ensuing the date hereof, which vears to come &c. I 
will that the said Joane my wife shall enjoy to her use if she live so long; 
and if not then to be divided amongst my children. To my five daughters 
(as above) thirty pounds apiece, to be paid at the days of their marriages. 
I will that Joan my wife enjoy my house in Chatham called Goodsight dur- 
ing her widowhood or during the time my daughters be marriageable; and 
then I will that the same house be sold to the most advantage for the ac- 
complishing of the legacies given to my said five children. All the rest of 
my goods (my apparel excepted) I give to Joan my wife whom I make my 
whole executrix. My apparel to be sold and the money coming thereof to 
be used towards the maintenance of my young children. My brother Wil- 
liam Borowghe to be the overseer, and for his pains I bequeath unto him 
my whistle of gold. To my son Christopher Borowghe my gilt whistle for 
a remembrance. In witness of the truth hereof I have written this with 
mine hand at my house in Chatham called Goodsight the first day of July 
1584. (Signed) S: Borowgh. 

Proved 18 August 1584 before Mr. Francis White, surrogate to the ven- 
erable Mr. William Leweu, Doctor of Laws &c. by the oath of the execu- 
trix named in the will. 

Rochester Wills, Vol. xvi. (1578-84), Fo. 262. 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 275 

[The testator, Stephen Borough (Borrow or Boroughe), of Stepney, was the 
father of that Judith who mar. (1) 1586, Thomas '"Scott of Colchester and 
London, and (2) 1594, as his 3d wife, John Vassall (d. 1625), whose will fol- 
lows, and through whom she became the ancestor of the Essex branch of the 
Vassall family, notice of which occurs on a later page. The wills of the testa- 
tor's brother William (1598) and of his widow Joan (1603) follow. 

Edward D. Harris, of New York City.] 

William Borowghe Esq., 26 July 1598, proved 28 November 1598. 
Whensoever it shall please God to call me out of this transitory life (if it 
be at Limehouse or near London and not far distant off or at the seas) I 
will that my body shall he buried in the parish church of Stebunheth, near 
unto the place where my first wife Judith lyeth, or in the Chancell. I cov- 
enanted, before marriage between me and the Lady Jane Wentworth now 
my wife, to convey and assure to her, for term of her life, as for her joint- 
ure or in lieu of her dower, so much land as should be of the yearly value 
of fourscore pounds. For the performing thereof I have conveyed to her 
(for life) my farm at Mile End in the parish of Stebunheth called Mewes, 
otherwise the White Horse, with the lands belonging, now in the occupa- 
tion of John Robiuson and Stephen Howtou, and also my house in Lon- 
don near unto Rood church at the upper end of Tower Street, now in the 
tenure &c. of Martin Archdale &c. Other bequests to wife. Whereas I have 
already given and entered into bond to perform, by the persuasion of my 
said wife before I married her, unto Jane Wentworth, niece and goddaugh- 
ter to my said wife (which Jane is now in my house) the sum of two hun- 
dred pounds in ready money at the day of her marriage, my will is that it 
shall be performed according to my said bonds. I give to my said wife my 
two coach horses and the coach &c. If my daughter Mary be not preferred 
in marriage during my life then I give and bequeath unto her, for her pre- 
ferment &c, one thousand pounds; and if she do marry with the consent 
and liking of my executors and overseers, or the most part of them, then I 
give her one thousand more. To my son Walter Borroughe two hundred 
pounds. To my three sisters, Agnes, Margery and Jane, twenty pounds 
apiece, or if they die before me to their children. To my sister Borroughe, 
the widow of my brother Stephen deceased, twenty pounds and to her three 
daughters unmarried (if they marry with consent of their mother and some 
of my executors), viz', to Mary, Anne and Elizabeth, thirty pounds apiece 
in preferment of their marriage. And I give uuto Judeth the wife of John 
Vassall and to Susan the wife of William Kinge, being my said brother's 
daughters, twenty pounds apiece. To George Laryman ten pounds. Ser- 
vants (not named). To the Company of the Trinity House for a dinner 
ten pounds. To the poor of Stepney twenty pounds, to be paid in such 
manner as shall be thought meet by the overseers of my will and my nephew 
John Bassall (sic) or two of them, whereof my said nephew to be one. 
To the poor of Northham in Devonshire twenty pounds, to be employed in 
such sort as my cousin Thomas Leighe and some others of best credit of 
the said parisli shall think fit. I do constitute, ordain and make Sir Henry 
Palmer, knight, ray cousin Mr. Thomas Leighe and my nephew John Bas- 
sall (sic) my executors. For overseers I appoint my well beloved wife Jane, 
Lady Wentworth and the Lady Elsabeth Countess Dowager of Rutland, 
my especial good lady and honorable friend, and Mr. John Brewster, es- 
pecially relying upon and entreating the said Ladies to take care for the 
good of my children, specially for the matching of my daughter in marriage. 

(In the Probate Act the name of the third executor is given as John 
Vassall). Lewyn, 89. 

276 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

[The testator was one of a famous family of Elizabethan navigators. His 
first voyages were private ventures for trade, but later in life he entered her 
majesty's .service. 

He made hydrographical investigations, especially in the North Sea and the 
Baltic, and published some important charts. 

He lived at Limehouse most of the period from 1579-1598. He served the 
Queen, however, in the navy during that period as " Controller of Her Navy at 
Sea," 1583 ; as second in command to Drake in the expedition to Cadiz, 1587 ; and 
in the following year against the Armada, in command of the Bouavoglia, and in 
1589 busy at Chatham despatching Frobisher's ships to sea, and "getting a good 
wife" in the widow of the second Lord Wentworth, last governor of Calais 
and lord of the manor of Stepney. They were married 9 Sept. 1589. He died 
at the age of 63. 

Of this family was probably George Burroughs of Salem, H. C. 1670, whose 
father's will is given in Reg. xlvii., p. 391. See also vol. xlv., p. 233, for notes 
on the Burroughs family.— Walter K. Watkixs.] 

William Wade the elder of Bildeston in Suffolk and in the diocese of 
Norwich, clothier, 13 February 1599, proved 31 October 1600. I give and 
bequeath to Alice my true, loving and faithful wife, during the term of her 
natural life, my house wherein I now dwell, with the appurtenances, and 
my field with the meadow and the orchard, as it is now euclosed, being free, 
and one acre of ground also free (and other lands). Also I give and be- 
queath unto the said Alice, my loving wife, my piece of free ground which 
I lately bought of Mr. Mickell Barker &c. And after the decease of Alice 
my wife I give and bequeath my said house &c. to William Wade my son, 
for term of his life, and after his decease to William Wade my son's son, 
for term of his life, and after his decease to the heirs of his body &c, and 
for want of such heirs, the said house and lands, both free and copy, to re- 
main and come to my four daughters, that is to say Alice Markes, Anne 
Cowlman, Jone Cartwrighte and Mary Wade, my four daughters, part and 
part alike equally amongst them to be divided, and to their heirs forever. 
To William my son four hundred thirty and three pounds six shillings and 
eight pence. I leave my house and land which I bought of William Kinges- 
bury of Lammishe (Lammarshe) in Essex to descend according to the cus- 
tom of the manor. I give and bequeath unto Abraham Cartwrighte, my son 
in law, one hundred and thirty pounds, to be delivered unto him within one 
month next after my decease, upon trust and confidence that he will dis- 
pose thereof in manner and form following, that is to say, that he will de- 
liver the said sum to some Company or elsewhere, at his discretion, doing 
his best to take good security and get so much yearly therefor as in his dis- 
cretion shall be thought meet during the life of Robert Wade my son for 
his yearly maintenance, and after his decease that twenty pounds, parcel of 
the said one hundred and thirty, may come unto Brydgett Wade, daughter of 
the said Robert, towards her advancement if she shall be living at the death 
of her said father and be of the age of one aud twenty years. If she for- 
tune to die before her father then the said Robert shall have the said twen- 
ty pounds. My son in law Thomas Cowlman. My daughter Alice's chil- 
dren, Samuel Markes, Edmund Markes, Miles Markes, Prudence Markes, 
William Markes and Alice Markes. And I heartily pray my son Cart- 
wrighte to have some care of those six children. Anne Cowlman daughter 
of my daughter Anne at age of one and twenty. To daughter Jone Cart- 
wrighte a free tenement in Bildeston, for life, and then to Alice Cartwrighte 
her daughter, for life, and then to Frances Cartwrighte another daughter. 
To each of these daughters of my daughter Jone twenty pounds. A tene- 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 211 

ment to daughter Mary Wade. Brother John Wade's children. Brother 
Robert Wade's children. Sundry preachers named. Wife Alice to be ex- 
ecutrix and son in law Abraham Cartwrighte overseer. Wallopp, 60. 

[The will of William Wade, and that of his widow Alice (1610), following, 
are of interest as throwing light on the ancestry of Francis Cartwright, their 
granddaughter, who eventually became the wife of that Samuel Vassall, M. P., 
whose monument is to be seen in the vestibule of our King's Chapel in Boston. 
It appears that the testator, William Wade, had brothers John and Robert, 
aud that his wife, Alice, had brothers Michael and Thomas Beauraounte. 

E. D. Harris.] 

Joane Burrough. I give unto my daughter Mary two hundred pounds 
in money, whereof she hath sixscore pounds which my son Varsall (sic) 
hath to her use, and fourscore pounds to make up the same. I give to my 
daughter Elizabeth two hundred pounds. I give to my daughter Anne 
Wright ten pounds. I give to my daughter Kinge thirty pounds that she 
hath already and ten pounds more to make it forty pounds to the use of her 
daughter Jane Kinge. I give to my daughter Elizabeth, more, twenty pounds 
which goodman Harrison hath, to bestow towards my funeral and the rest 
as she shall think good. I give to Joane Harrison twenty shillings, to her 
husband forty shillings. I give to my maid Marian forty shillings. I give 
to Anne Versall (sic) three pounds for a cup and to Joane Versall, her sis- 
ter, three pounds for a cup. I give Judd Scot ten pounds. Goodman 
Eastwoode, Mr. Traughton and Mr. Phillips. I have made my daughter 
Elizabeth full executor, Mr. Phillips and Goodman Harrison overseers. 
I give to my daughters Elizabeth and Mary all my household stuff &c. 
Debts to me owing: Mr. Wilkinson of Stock, Mr. Heath, goodman Wil- 
loughby the brewer, Mr. Thomas Haywarde, my son Kinge, goodman 
Phillips of Rochester and goodman Harrison (sundry amounts). I give 
my ring to my daughter Versall and my bracelets to my daughter Kinge. 
The names of them that were present: Marrian Williams her maid, Eliz- 
abeth her daughter, Elnor Ockley, Clement Colbarne. This will is the 
last will made by my aunt Joane Burrough this twentieth day of October 
1603 in the presence of us George Larryman. Proved by Elizabeth the 
daughter and executrix &c. 3 May 1604. Harte, 35. 

Alice Wade widow, 19 May 1610, proved 28 January 1616. My 
body to be buried in the parish church of Billesdon in Suffolk by my late 
husband. My messuage or tenement, with the yard and orchard thereunto 
belonging, situate aud being in Bildesdon, Suffolk, which I lately purchased 
of one Cutler, now or late in the tenure or occupation of my son in law 
Edmonde Doggett, I do give and bequeath unto John, Edmonde, Nathaniel 
and Avice Doggett. If they all die without issue before coming to the age 
of one and twenty years the said house &c. shall remain unto my nephew 
William Wade, son and heir apparent unto my son William Wade, and 
to his heirs forever. To the poor of Bildeston four pounds, to be dis- 
tributed amongst them in four years next after my decease at the discre- 
tion of my son William Wade and my brother Michael Beamounte. I do 
give to the poor of Little Waldingfield in Suffolk twenty shillings to be 
distributed at the discretion of my son in law Thomas Cowlman. To Mr. 
Staughton, a silenced preacher, twenty shillings. To the preacher that 
shall preach at my funeral ten shillings. To William, Samuel, Edmonde 
and Milles Markes, children of my late daughter Alice Doggett which she 
hath had by her late husband Edmounde Markes, twenty pounds apiece; all 
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278 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

which children's legacies I will shall remain in the hands of my son in 
law Thomas Cowlman until they shall attain unto their several ages of one 
and twenty years. If all of them die before they shall accomplish their 
ages of one and twenty years the said legacies shall remain equally amongst 
all the children of my said late daughter Doggett as shall be then living. 
I will that the said Thomas Cowlman shall put in good security to my sons 
in law Thomas Symondes and Abraham Cartwright to pay the said lega- 
cies as is aforesaid. I do give and bequeath unto Bridget Wade the daugh- 
ter of my son Robert Wade thirty pounds which I will, together with 
twenty pounds more given her by her grandfather my late husband, be 
paid unto her at the age of one and twenty years or at her day of mar- 
riage if she do marry in the meantime with the good liking and concent of 
my son William Wade and of my son in law Thomas Cowlman. Otherwise 
she shall not have the said legacies until she shall accomplish her said age 
of twenty and one years. And my executor shall give good security unto 
my said son Symondes and my said son Cartwright for the whole fifty 
pounds to be paid as aforesaid and also to allow her yearly for the same 
four pounds for her maintenance in the meantime. To Bridget Wade 
wife of my son Robert five pounds. To Susan, Mary aud Easter Sy- 
mondes, daughters of my son in law Thomas Symondes, eight pounds 
apiece to be paid unto their said father for their uses. I do give unto Abra- 
ham Cartwright and Johan Cartwright, children of my son in law Abraham 
Cartwright, eight pounds apiece, to be paid unto their said father for their 
uses within six months after my decease. I do give uuto Alice and Fran- 
cis Cartwright, daughters of my said son Cartwright, five pounds apiece 
to buy them necklaces or chains. I do give unto my brother Thomas Bea- 
mounte twenty shillings to buy him a ring with a death's head. The same 
to my brother Michael Beamounte. To Jone Porter the wife of Abra- 
ham Porter a ring, price twenty shillings. To Prudence Latham the wife 
of Samuel Latham a ring, price twenty shillings. The same to John Bog- 
gis of London draper. To John Boggis a shoemaker at Coxall in Essex 
twenty shillings. To my daughter Cowlman a ring with a death's head, 
price twenty six shilling and eight pence. The same to my daughter Sy- 
mondes. I do give and bequeath unto my son in law Abraham Cartwright 
a tapestry coverlet which he hath in his possession. Aud all the rest my 
household stuff either in the country or in the city of London I do give to 
such person or persons in whose possession the same shall be at the time 
of my decease. To my son Robert Wade a debt which Robert and Nor- 
man Washburne do owe unto me of threescore pounds and another debt 
which the Right Hon. Robert late Earl of Essex did owe unto me, which 
sum I do not well remember. My son in law Thomas Cowlman to be ex- 
ecutor and he shall become bound by au Obligation unto my said sous in 
law Thomas Symondes and Abraham Cartwright in five hundred pounds 
well and truly to perform this my will aud the same Obligation by him to be 
sealed and delivered as his deed in the presence of sufficient witnesses, to 
be delivered, within ten days next after my decease, unto the said Abraham 
Cartwright or his assigns, at the now dwelling house of the same Abraham 
Cartwright in the parish of St. Andrew, Undershaft within the city of Lon- 
don, safe and uncancelled. My said sons in law Thomas Symondes and 
Abraham Cartwright to be overseers. Weldon, 5. 

John Freeborne of Prittlewell, in Essex, yoeman, 27 January 1617, 
proved 17 February 1617. To Judith my wife my house and land &c. iu 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 279 

Prittlewell and Sutton and lands in Billericay and Great Bursted until 
my son Samuel come to the age of one and twenty years. My three 
daughters Judith, Anna and Mary at their several ages of one and 
twenty years or days of marriage. My son John at one and twenty. 
I give him my great sealing gold ring and my silver and gilt salt. I give 
to my son Samuel my silver salt, to be delivered him after his mother's 
decease, and the little silver cup that his uncle Samuel Vassall gave him. 
I give to Joseph Freeborne and to his heirs forever the copyhold land that 
my father Vassall did give unto me and to my wife, lying and being in 
Great Bursted or Billericay. My brother William Vassall. My beloved 
wife Judith to be sole executor and my brother William Vassall and 
Robert Bonner of Miton to be overseers. Meade, 18. 

[John Freeborne's wife was Judith, b. 25 Mar. 1582, the oldest child of John 
Vassall of Stepney, by his 2d wife, Anna Russell, and sister of the full blood 
of Samuel Vassall, M. P. — E. D. Harris.] 

Thomas Symondes of London, skinner, 30 November 1619, proved 6 
September 1620. My body to be buried in the chancell of the parish 
church of All Hallows Lombard Street near my first wife and children. 
A sermon to be made. After all debts paid and funerals discharged 
my personal estate to be divided into three equal parts, according to the 
Laudable Custom of the City of London, one third whereof I give to my 
well beloved and honest wife Mary Symondes, according to the said cus- 
tom, another third to be equally divided between my children, viz fc my sons 
Thomas and Richard Symondes and my daughters Elizabeth Hawes, Mary 
Peate, Joen Symondes, An Sheperd, Sewzan Symondes and Ester Sy- 
mondes ; my daughters' portions already preferred I will to be added to my 
good estate and then, according to the Laudable Custom &c, to be equally 
divided among them. Other bequests to wife Mary, who is to have for 
term of her widow's estate her free dwelling with our two daughters un- 
preferred and their servants in the house where I now dwell &c. &c; pray- 
ing my executor to deal lovingly with them and if an)' difference shall 
arise to be determined by the Right Hon. Sir William Cocken (Cockaiue) 
knight, now Lord Mayor, and my loving brother Mr. Abraham Cartwright, 
whom I make my overseers &c. I give and bequeath unto the parish 
church of St. Peters, wherein I now dwell, my house and garden in Cole- 
man Street which I lately purchased of William Bonner, which yieldeth 
me now six pounds rent a year, to be distributed every Sabothe day in bread, 
in memory of me. To the parish of All Hallows Lomberstreet five pounds 
and to the poor of the said parish five pounds. To the town of Taunton, 
Somerset, where I was born, twenty pounds, to be distributed by the con- 
stables and other magistrates of that place amongst the poor where they 
shall see most need. Other charitable bequests. To An Ager and her 
mother ten pounds apiece. To my eldest brother William Symonds and 
his wife and his three sons in law and their wives, such mourning apparell 
as is fitting their degrees, with the like to my brother Cartwrite, my 
brother Thomas Mun and his wife, Edward Abotte's wife and my sister 
Wood, with all my men and maid servants that shall be dwelling with me 
at my decease. I give to my cousin William Riche fifty pounds, to John 
Darween twenty pounds, [to Edward Markes twenty pounds] (the forego- 
ing added on the margin and then cancelled) already given him at his 
marriage, to John Clarke ten pounds, to John Mansell five pounds and to 
all my maid servants forty shillings apiece, besides such mourning apparell 

280 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

as is fitting their degrees, and my cousin Sisilia Rich and her husband, 
at Beech (?) mourning apparell. Out of my own third I give and be- 
queath unto my son Richard one thousand pounds over and above the for- 
mer thousand pounds I gave him to begin the world withal. My grand- 
children Mary Peet, Joen Feet and Mary Shephard. My godson Thomas 
Peet. The remainder of ray own third part I give to my son Thomas Sy- 
mondes whom I make sole executor. To my two overseers, the Right 
Hon. Sir W m Cockin, knight, and now Lord Mayor, and my loving brother 
Mr. Abraham Cartwright, to each of them a piece of plate of ten pounds 
apiece, for a remembrance of my love and for their pains to be taken in the 
aiding of my executor. I give to Mary Mason ten pounds, to be paid at 
day of marriage, and I do freely forgive her father, my cousin Coels (?) and 
Charells Lowlis (Charles Lovelesse) the debts they owe me, in regard of 
their poor estates. I give unto Lawrence Lovlis ten pounds (at one and 
twenty). I give unto my cousin Vassell and his wife such mourning ap- 
parell as is fitting their degrees. To my brother William Wade and his 
wife twenty pounds and to their son William Wade a ring with a death's 
head of three pounds price and to Robert Wade such mourning apparell 
as fits his degree, with the like to my cousin Gyll and his wife, Richard 
Stens (or Stons) and his wife, with his wife's sister and her husband in 
Taunton. To the Company of Skinners a bason and " yore " of twenty 
five pounds price in memory of me. To Mrs. Elizabeth Abott and her daugh- 
er mourning apparell and to her son Edward Abott a ring with a death's 
head in memory of me. 

Wit : John Darwin, Edmond Marckes, Lawrence Lovelesse. 

Soame, 89. 

James Cartwright of London, merchant, 5 July 1619, proved 22 No- 
vember 1623. Intending to sail and go into the East Indies. I do owe 
and am indebted unto my loving uncle Abraham Cartwright, citizen and 
draper of London in divers and sundry sums of money. These debts and 
sums of money shall be satisfied and paid and the rest and residue of all 
my goods &c. I wholly give and bequeath to Samuel Vassall citizen and 
draper of London, whom I make my full and sole executor. 

Wit: Will: Goodwin Srvt. to Tho: Fitch Scr. and Robert Shelton 
Srvt. to the said Scr. 

Then follows a Sententia pro Valore (of the same elate as the Probate) 
the parties in the case being Samuel Vassall, executor, on the one part, and 
William Cartwright, a brother, ou the other. Swann, 111. 

Mense Septembris 1625. Duodecimo die emanavit comissio Magdalene 
Cartwright Relicte Abrahami Cartwright nuper poch sci Andree Under- 
shaft Civitatis Loudon defuueti hentis etc. ad administranct bona, iura et 
credita dcH defuncti. Adm. A.B. (Aug. 1625-1627) L. 9. 

The Moneth of Februarie 1653. The four and twentieth day Let'rs of 
Adon issued out to Isaac Cartwright ni'all and lawfull sonne of Abraha 
Cartwright late of y e pish of Andrew Undershaft London dee'd to ad'ter 
the goodes, chells & debts of the said dee'd left unadmstred by Magdalen 
Cartwright ah Jones Relicte of y e said dee'd &c. 

Adm. A.B. (1653-1654) Vol. 1, L. 88. 

John Vassell of Ratcliffe in the parish of Stepney, Middlesex, mar- 
iner, 29 April 1625, proved 16 September 1625. To be buried in the parish 
church of Stepney where I am now a parishioner. To my wife Judith all 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 281 

my household stuff whatsoever, my plate only excepted. To my son Samuel 
my great gilt salt, to my son William my plain white silver salt and to my 
daughter Aim Jones my great white silver bowl. The rest of my plate to 
Judith my wife during her natural life, and after her decease it shall be di- 
vided amongst other live of my children, viz c . Rachel the wife of Peter An- 
drewes, Stephen Vassell, Thomas Vassell, Mary the wife of Edward West 
and Elizabeth the wife of Henry Church, at the discretion of my said wife 
according as she shall dispose thereof in her life time. I give to the said 
William Vassell to his use forever all the wainscot, portals of wainscot, 
cupboards and benches of wainscot affixed and fastened in the house where- 
in I now dwell and all the dresser boards, shelves, iron backs for chimnies, 
locks and other ironworks upon the doors and windows now standing and 
being in and about my said dwelling house in Racliffe. I give him also 
the great table of walnut tree now standing in my great parlor. I give to 
my son Thomas Vassell my lease and term of years unexpired of the par- 
sonage or rectory of Eastwood in the County of Essex, which I bought of 
John Coggen aud Mary his wife, and all my messuages, lands, tenements 
&c. in Eastwood. To my daughter Mary wife of Edward West fifty pounds. 
To my daughter Rachel now wife of Peter Androse one hundred pounds. 
To Elizabeth my daughter, now wife of Henry Church one hundred pounds. 
Judith my daughter, the relict of John Freeborne late deceased, hath had 
and received divers and suudry large sums of money far surpassing and sur- 
mounting the portions of the rest of my daughters. I give her therefore 
only twenty shillings to buy her a ring. I give to Judith my wife for life, 
my messuages, lands, tenements &c. in Seething Lane, in the several par- 
ishes of All Sts Barking, in Tower Street, and St. Olaves, White Hart 
Street, London, and after her decease I give and bequeath them all to my son 
Stephen Vassell. I give all my lauds, messuages &c. at Brookstreet in the 
parish of South Weale (Weald), Essex, unto Judith my wife aud her heirs 
forever. I make and appoint the said Judith Vassell sole executrix. And 
to be overseers I do appoint my sons Samuel Vassall, William Vassell and 
my son in law John Jones. 

On the 15 th day of April 1686 commission issued to Stephen Vassall 
grandson (nepoti ex Jilio) of John Vassall lately of RatclifTe &c. deceased 
to administer the goods &c. left unadministered by Judith Vassall the relict 
and executrix deceased. Clarke, 99. 

[The testator was of Ratcliffe, Stepney, and of Eastwood, Essex. He was 
an alderman of London and vestryman of the parish of Stepney, the ancestor 
of all of the name who afterwards figured in the history of New England. In 
1588 he fitted out at his own expense, and commanded, two ships : the " Samuel" 
and " Little Toby," with w T hich he joined the Royal Navy to oppose the Spanish 
Armada. His name and services are commemorated upon the memorial lately 
erected in Plymouth. He is said to have been son of another John Vassall who 
came to England from France, a member of an ancient family of Rinart, by 
Cany, in Normandy.* 

The testator was three times married in St. Dunstan, Stepney : 1st, 25 Sept. 
1569, to Anne Hevves, by whom no issue survived ; 2d, 4 Sept. 1580, to Anna 
Russell, through whom the Ratcliffe estate came into the family, and who was 
the mother of Judith, b. 25 Mar. 1582, mar. John Freeborne, Samuel, b. 5 June 
1586, the London M. P., and William, b. 27 Aug. 1592; she died 5 May 1593, 
and he mar. 3d, in 1594, Judith, widow of Thomas Scott, and daughter of 
Stephen Borough of Stepney, who became mother of Anna, b. 10 Jan. 1595, 

* I have in my possession an account of the French family of Vassall, prepared by Lieut 
H. Vassal of the French navy, in 1867, tracing the name hack to the twelfth centurv. 

— E. D. H. 

282 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [April, 

mar. John Jones, Rachel, mar. Peter Andrews, Stephen., the head of the Essex 
branch, Thomas, b. 7 Apr. 1702, Mary, mar. Edward West, and Elizabeth, mar. 
Henry Church. Judith, the widow, died Jan. 1638-9, and her will follow>. 

Of the sons of John Vassall, Samuel, the eldest, was Member of Parliament 
for London 1640-1660, and was one of the original patentees of Massachusetts 
lands. In 1766 an elaborate monument to his memory was erected in King's 
Chapel, Boston, by Florentius Vassall, not a descendant as stated by me in 
Register xvii., 56, but a great-grandson of his younger brother William. 
Samuel Vassall mar. Frances, dau. of Abraham Cartwright of London (see 
Cartwright wills in this group). He was of St. George, Southwark, and later 
of Bedale, Yorks, and died in 1667, with issue: John, b. 1619, d. 1664, of Lon- 
don and Bedale, whose will is the last of those of the Vassalls furnished by Mr. 
Waters for this number of the Register, and who died apparently without 
issue surviviug; Francis, living 1667 with issue; William, living 1664 ; Henry, 
d. s. p. probably in Carolina, and before 1667; Samuel, living 1667 with issue. 
None of the descendants of Samuel and Frances are known to have been in 
New England. 

William, the second son of John of the Armada will be noticed on a following 

Stephen, the third son of John, became the Rector of Rayleigh, died in 1643, 
leaving an only son Stephen of Rochford, d. 1695, the father of Asser, d. 1728, 
the father of another Asser, d. 1762. 

Of Thomas, the youngest son of John, I know but little. He mar. 1625, 
Anne Dickenson, was of St. Leonard, Eastcheap, a draper, and living in 1650. 

E. P. Harris. 

See article entitled " Vassall," by Francis Olcott Allen, in this number of the 
Register. — Editor. ] 

George Kinge of Woodham Mortimer, Essex, yeoman, 14 October 
1625, proved 7 December 1625. I give to wife Joane (for life) the lease 
of the house wherein I dwell, and after her death I give it to George 
King my eldest son, with remainder to second son Thomas Kinge, next to 
my third son Daniel King and lastly to my daughter Judith. Reference 
made to " my " right Worshipful good master Sir Arthur Harris knight. 
My four children, George, Thomas, Daniel and Judeth. I am possessed 
of a lease for years of a farm called Westcannon in Cold Norton and Stow 
Maris, Essex, and seized in fee of a tenement &c. in Stowe Maris. I give 
to son Thomas my lease of West Cannon (subject to a rent charge of six 
pounds per annum payable to my son George). I give to my son Daniel 
my farm of East Cannon in Cold Norton and Purleigji in Essex. Other 
gifts to the above named children. I give unto Anne Vassall my daughter 
my sealing ring of gold. To my cousin William Petchey my suit of silver 
buttons. To Edward, John, Anne and Johan Petchey my kinsmen and 
kinswomen, ten shillings apiece. To my kinswoman Susan Purcas forty 
shillings. To my three grandchildren, John, Judeth and Francis Vassall, 
twenty shillings apiece. Certain reckonings or accompts between me and 
Susan the daughter of my late brother Christopher Kinge, clerk, deceased. 
James Kinge, the son of my said brother. I give to my son in law Wil- 
liam Vassall all my instruments and tools for the measuring and plotting of 
lands and the suit of silver buttons the which he hath of mine and my 
gown. John Harding my servant. Thomas Totman of Norton. John Lur- 
ron, my wife's kinsman. The widow Marrion of Norton. Old Tabor of 
Stow Maris. Others. I make my said son in law William Vassall sole 
executor. Clarke, 140. 

[The testator, George King, was the father of Anne who married at Cold 
Norton, in 1613, that William Vassall whose will appears later in this group. 

E. D. Harris.] 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 283 

Edward Kingswell of London Esq., 30 January 1635, proved 6 April 
1636. To be buried in St. Pulchers in London near late dear wife the 
Lady Jane Clifton. The poor of said parish. Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, my 
sister's daughter. My cousins Edward Ridgway, Mackwilliam Ridgway 
and Thomas Brocas Esq. My cousin Robert Brocas, son of the said Thomas. 
Barnard Brocas, another of his sons. Mr. William Bradshawe, to be re- 
compensed well for his pains taken about the business between me and Mr. 
Vassall. My friend John Guy gen*, also to be recompensed for his pains 
taken about the said business. My servant James Cooke now in Virginia 
to be freed from his service. My old servant William Tvvitchell. There 
is a suit depending before the Lords Commissioners for Plantations in my 
name against Samuel Vassell merchant and Peter Andrewes, his brother in 
law. My brother and sister Mr. Roger Wiugate and Dorothy his wife. 
Servants, money, tobacco, beaver and other goods belonging to me beyond 
the seas. Pile, 34. 

[Edward Kingswell contracted with Samuel Vassall to be taken in 1633 to 
Carolina, of which he was to be governor, but was taken by Peter Andrews 
in the Mayflower and landed in Virginia. Kingswell returned to England and 
petitioned for damages to the Privy Council. For not attending a hearing in 
the matter Samuel Vassall was committed to the Fleet Prison 4 Feb. 1635. 

For papers relating to this suit see Calendar of State Papers (Colonial), 
1571-1660, pp. 190, 197, 198, 199, 207.— Walter K. Watkins.] 

John Jones of St. Nicholas Aeon, London, clerk, 18 April 1636, proved 
3 May 1637. To my sons Allen Jones, Robert Jones, William Jones, 
Abraham Jones, Richard Jones, Samuel Jones, Thomas Jones and Joseph 
Jones twelve pence apiece. All but Allen Jones to have their propor- 
tionable parts out of my lands &c. which are to be sold. My wife Anne to 
have a double part and the rest divided among them (except Allen). Wife 
Anne to be sole executrix. 

Book Allen, Leaf 259. 

Consistory Court, London. 

Judith Vassall of Eastwoode in the County of Essex, 9 November 
1638, proved at Chelmsford 29 January 1638. 

I give unto my son Thomas Vassall all such sums of money as he is in- 
debted unto me. I give unto my daughter Rachel the wife of Peter 
Andrewes of RatclifFeone great leather chair (and other household effects). 
I give unto Judith West and Jane West, the children of my daughter 
Mary the wife of Edward West, to each of them twenty shillings. I give 
unto the said Mary West my daughter ten pounds. I give unto Elizabeth 
my daughter, the wife of Henry Church, some of my wearing apparell, at 
the disposal of my executor. I give unto my daughter Ann Joanes, the 
late wife of John Joanes, one of my best gowns. I give unto all my grand- 
children not named, to each of them five shillings. The rest of my estate, 
goods and chattels and moveables unbequeathed I give unto my son Stephen 
Vassall of Raleigh, in the county aforesaid, towards the payment of my 
debts and funeral charges and the better enabling him to help such of my 
children as shall have most need. And I make the said Stephen my sole 
executor &c. 

Wit: Thomas Oresby, Samuel Lee and the mark of Rebeccah West. 
Original Wills, Com. of London for Essex and Berts. 

File for 1638-9. No. 137. 

284 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Anne Jones of London, widow, late the wife of John Jones late of St. 
Nicholas Aeon, London, clerk, 9 May 1640, proved 27 July 1640. 
Reference to will of said husband (dated 18 April 1636). I have labored 
and endeavored, as much as in me lay, sithence my husband's decease, to 
sell and dispose of the lands, according to the true meaning of said will, 
but hitherto could not meet with or hear of any person that would give 
uear the true worth thereof. I give the said lands and all other my lands, 
tenements &c. in Much Wakering or elsewhere in Essex to mv loving and 
kind brother Mr. Samuel Wassail, to be sold and the monev arising to be 
disposed by him as hereafter is mentioned. Then follow bequests. Son 
Allen Jones. To son William Jones my little gilt silver tankard which my 
husband's father took in Cadiz. Son Abraham Jones. Son Richard Jones. 
Son Samuel Jones. Sou Thomas Jones. Son Joseph Jones. Cousin 
Judith Mill. Sister Andrewes. Sister Church. Sister Vassall, wife of the 
said Samuel Vassall. My servant Anne Bradford. My sister West. My 
brothers Stephen Vassall, William Vassall, Peter Andrewes, Henry Church. 
My cousin Winterborne. Thomas Bagnall. My four sisters Frances 
Vassall, Mary West, Rachell Andrews and Elizabeth Church. My brother 
Samuel Vassall to be sole executor. My seven children, Allen, William, 
Abraham, Richard, Samuel, Thomas and Joseph at five and twenty. The 
children of my said brothers Samuel, William and Stephen Vassall and 
of my said sisters Mary West, Elizabeth Church and Rachell Andrewes. My 
brother Thomas Vassall. Coventry, 104. 

[Anne Jones, the testator, widow of John Jones, clerk, whose will imme- 
diately precedes this, was born 10 Jan. 1595, the oldest child of John Vassall 
(d. 1625) by his 3d wife, Judith. — E. D. Harris.] 

Jane Bromley of Orsed, Essex, widow, 26 June, 15 Charles (I.) 
proved 13 July 1641. The poor of Stocke and Butsberrie. Mine eldest 
son Samuel Bromley of West Haningfield and Jane his daughter. An- 
nis the wife of my sou Nicholas. My youngest son Josua Bromley of 
High Roothing and Anne his wife and Jane his daughter. I give and be- 
queath unto Mary Varshall my grandchild, daughter of Stephen Varshall 
of Rayleigh, clerk, the sum of ten pounds of lawful English money, to be 
paid unto her at her full age of one and twenty years, and I give unto her 
the gold ring which I use to wear on my finger. My grandchild Jane 
Turnech, daughter of William Turnich, and Mary, another daughter. 
Nicholas Bromley my second son. John Leader my godson. Ellen Hat- 
chett widow. My youngest son Josua to be sole executor. 

Book Allen, Leaf 432. 

Consistory Court, London. 

Francis Cartwright (of London says the calendar) 20 October 
1641 proved 1 February 1644. First to my dearly beloved mother forty 
pounds, secondly to my father Jones five pounds, thirdly to my brother 
Taylor forty pounds, fourthly to my brother John Wogan twenty pounds, 
fifthly to my brother and sister Vassall five pounds apiece, sixthly to my 
brother and sister Simonds five pounds apiece, seventhly to my master Mr. 
William Davenport twenty pounds and to my mistress three pounds. My 
desire is likewise that my brother Taylor and my master should be over- 
seers of this my last will and testament, and, in regard of their trouble 
therein I give them more ten pounds apiece. And for the rest of my estate 
I give it wholly and solely to my best beloved sister Elizabeth Cartwright 
whom I make and ordain my sole executrix. 

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In the Probate Act following the registered copy of this will the executrix 
is strangely called relict of the deceased. Rivers, 35. 

[In the Probate Act Book for 1644-1645 the testator of the above will is de- 
scribed as of St. Lawrence in the Old Jewry, London, and the executrix is 
there also called relict of the deceased. — H. F. W.] 

Ralph Cartwright of London, merchant, 12 February 1646, proved 
17 August 1647. Wife Elizabeth. My son in law Mr. Aron Baker and 
Elizabeth his wife my daughter. The said Mr. Aron Baker alis Cocke. 
The children of my brother Abraham Cartwright. My grandchild Thomas 
Baker, son of the said Mr. Baker and Elizabeth his wife. My grandchild 
Elizabeth Baker. My loving cousins Mr. Samuel Vassall and Mrs. Frances 
Vassall his wife. My friend Mr. Richard Swinglehurst now secretary to the 
Hon. English East India Company, and Mrs. Swinglehurst, his now wife, 
and their daughter Mrs. Ursula Tomblings. Every other of his children. 
My cousin Isaac Cartwright the son of my deceased uncle Mr. Abraham 
Cartwright (in remembrance of the love and duty I owed unto him for the 
fatherly care he had of me). My sister Elizabeth Kent and her two daugh- 
ters. My sister Frances and the two children she now hath. My sister in 
law Mrs. Anne Cartwright and her daughter Isabel Cartwright. Raphe 
Cartwright, one of the sons of my brother Abraham, and Thomas Cart- 
wright, another, and Abraham and Susan Cartwright, the two other chil- 
dren of my said brother. The now wife of my said brother. The poor 
of Tewksbury in the County of Gloucester. The poor of the parish of 
St. Andrew Undershaft in London. 

Commission issued 1 June 1675 to Susan (or Susanna) Cartwright relict 
and administratrix of Abraham Cartwright deceased, while he lived (brother 
and) executor &c. of the deceased, to administer the goods &c. left unad- 
ministered by him. 

Commission issued 25 September 1684 to Susan Cartwright spinster, 
niece on the brother's side of the deceased Raphe Cartwright to adminis- 
ter his goods left unadministered by Abraham Cartwright brother and ex- 
ecutor and by Susan Cartwright administratrix, both also deceased. 

Fines, 174. 

Peter Andre wes of London, merchant, signed 29 August 1650, 
proved 3 October 1650. My lands in the parish of Shadwell and Muck- 
inge. Rachell my wife. My daughter Judith Andrewes. My daughter 
Frances Andrews. Peter Andrews, son of my brother Thomas. My 
brother Samuel Vassall and his wife. John, Francis, William, Henry, 
Samuel and Mary Vassall. My brother Thomas Andrewes. My brother 
Thomas Vassall, sister Church and sister Stillimon. Grace Jarret. Jane 
Lyne and her children. Margaret Andrews. Retorne Jarret. Edward 
Pike my servant. Rachell Clerke. Alice Morrison. Ann Knight. The 
poor of All Hallows the Wall and the poor of St. Mary Acts. Major Thomas 
Chamberlin, Capt. John Crowder and Mr. John Heather to be overseers 
and my daughter Judith sole executor. (Elizabeth Church a witness.) The 
greater part of my estate doth consist in ships, voyages and adventures. 

Commission issued (at above date) to Rachell Andrews the relict &c. 
to administer during the minority of Judith the daughter and executrix. 

Proved 28 March 165 [-] by Judith Andrews the now wife of John 
Bew |"-] the letters of administration with will annexed granted to 
Rachel the relict being void and expired by reason of the full age of said 
executrix. Pembroke, 152. 

VOL. li. 25 

286 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Barbadoes. William Vassall, now resident in this Island, Esq., 31 
July 1655, proved 12 June 1657. Son in law Nicholas Ware and his 
wife Anna, my daughter. My two other daughters, Margaret and Mary 
Vassall. All now here with me. My estate in this Island, New England, 
or any other part or place in the world. To sou John Vassall, whom I 
appoint executor, one third. To my daughters, Judith, wife of Resolved 
White, Frances, the wife of James Adams, Anna, the wife of Nicholas 
Ware, and Margaret and Mary Vassall, the other two thirds, to be equally 
divided among them, to each a fifth. My son John not being now in this 
island, my son in law Nicholas Ware is to act and manage for him and he 
and his wife, child and family to remain, abide and dwell on my plantation 
until my said executor's arrival, or an order from him concerning the same. 

The testator made his mark in the presence of Humphery Davenport, 
Humphrey Kent and Lion Hill. The will was proved by John Vassall, 
sole executor. Ruthen, 246. 

[This William Vassall, second son of John of the Armada, "was the assistant 
in our Massachusetts Bay Co. He married, 1613, Anne, daughter of George and 
Joane King of Cold Norton, Essex, and came here in 1G35. — (See Register, 
xvii., 57 et seq.). After a brief residence at Scituate, he departed, and died in 
Barbadoes in 1655. An only son, John, survived him ; married Anna, daughter 
of John Lewis; was called Colonel; lived in North Carolina, Virginia and 
Jamaica; and left at least five sons. In my extended account of the family in 
the Register in 1863, this John was confounded with another of the name, the 
son of Samuel of Bedale. The researches of the Rev. William Vassall, lately 
rector of Wear Gifford, and now of St. Servan, Ille et Vilaine, Trance, and of 
Mr. W. Duncombe Pink of Leigh, have fully established the line as indicated in 
these notes. Of the five sons left by John and Anna (Lewis), the eldest, John, 
left sons, but the name appears to have died out in this branch with his grand- 
sons ; of the second and third sons, William and Henry, nothing appears ; the next 
son, Florentius, was of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, married Ann Beckford, and was 
the 'father of that Elorentius who erected the King's Chapel monument, and 
whose granddaughter Elizabeth achieved notoriety (see Register, xvii., p. 126). 

Leonard, the youngest son of Colonel John, was the Boston man, whither he 
came from Jamaica about 1723. His sons were : Lewis, H. C. 1728, of Quincy, 
father of Lewis, H. C. 1760, who went to the West Indies and left issue there; 
John, H. C, 1732, of Cambridge, whose great great grandson, Captain Spencer 
V. E. Henslowe, is now of Colchester, Essex; William, H. C. 1733, of Boston, 
the Refugee, whose great great grandson is the Rev. William Vassall, now of 
St. Servan, France*; Henry, of Cambridge, who died in 1769, and was buried 
beneath Christ Church there, leaving no male issue. — E. D. Harris.] 

Joane Clerke of Walkerne, Herts, widow, late wife of Henry Clerke, 
citizen and merchant taylor of London, 17 November 1660,^ proved 25 
May 1664. My son John Clerke. My messuage &c. in St. Andrew 
Undershaft in the Ward of Algate, London, now in the occupation of James 
Clitherow of London merchant. My two sons Henry and George Clerke. 
My third son Abraham. My moiety or half part of those _ lands, tene- 
ments and hereditaments in Crakehall, Lemiug and Askewe in the parish 
of Bedall in the Co. of York which I now hold together and undivided 
with my nephew John Vassall son of my deceased sister Francis Vassall. 
My daughter Joanna. Bruce, ol. 

John Vassall of London, merchant, 29 February 1664, with a codici 
dated 12 March, 1664, proved 30 March 1665. To wife Mary Vassall al 

* In 1889 I had the privilege of examining at my leisure two bound volumes of copie 
of letters, all in the handwriting of William Vassall, the Refugee; the first dated 27 isov 
1769, and the last 2 April 1800 (he died May 8, 1800). They were of family and busincs 
nature, and full of interesting data relating to the times and to the management of in 
various interests here and in the West Indies. — E. D. H. 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings hi England, 287 

that dowry or portion which was promised me by her father and mother 
(and other personal property) and twenty pounds to buy her mourning. 
To my honored father, Samuel Vassall Esq., twenty shillings to buy him a 
rinor to wear in remembrance of me. To my brother Francis Vassall and 
to Alice his wife, to each of them and to each of their children, Samuel, 
Francis, Henry & Elizabeth, one shilling. To my brother William Vas- 
sall five pounds to buy him a ring to wear in remembrance of me. To my 
brother Samuel Vassall and to his son Samuel one shilling apiece. To my 
sister Mary Cliffe and to her son Charles one shilling apiece. To my lov- 
ing friend and partner Mr. William Prideaux, Merchant at Malaga in Spain, 
the one full moiety or one half part of what shall be due to me on the 
Balance of our Account, all debts being first paid and satisfied and all ac- 
counts adjusted. And also I give and bequeath unto the said W r illiam 
Prideaux one full moiety or one half part of whatsoever moneys, goods 
&c. shall be recovered of Mr. Thomas Wright the younger, for an adven- 
ture he hath of mine in his hands. 

The rest and residue to my loving brother Henry Vassall, merchant, who 
is to be the sole executor. 

The witnesses were Frances Bugg, Katt. Hansord(?) and Tho s . Stokes. 
In the codicil, wherein he styles himself John Vassall esquire, he makes 
bequest to loving brother and executor, Henry Vassall, of all that my 
moiety or one half part of all those lauds, tenements and hereditaments situ- 
ate, lying and being in Crake Hall, Leming and Askew, in the parish of 
Bedall or elsewhere in the county of York, whereof my father Samuel 
Vassall Esq. is at present tenent for life, forever, on trust &c. He shall, 
with all convenient speed, make sale &c, pay and satisfy debts and lega- 
cies; the residue to my honored father Samuel Vassall Esq. I have two 
messuages or tenements in S 1 . Mary Axe, Parish of St. Andrew Under- 
shaft, London, one now in the occupation of my said brother Henry Vas- 
sall and the other late in the occupation of James Stayner, merchant, and 
now in the occupation of S r John Banckes, Baronet, and which last named 
messuage I have lately demised to James Clitherow, of London, gentle- 
man, for forty one years from Christmas next at the rent of three score 
pounds per annum. To my wife, for life, the said estate in the messuage 
now in the occupation of S r John Banckes and the other messuage to 
my father, Samuel Vassall, during his natural life ; remainder, after his 
death, to my brother Francis Vassall, during his natural life, then to Samuel 
Vassall, eldest son of the said Francis, and to the heirs of his body law- 
fully begotten, remainder to Francis Vassal!, the second son of the said 
Francis, next to Henry Vassall, the third son, next to William Vassall, my 
brother, remainder to Henry Vassall the elder, then to Samuel Vassall, 
my brother, then to the right heirs of me, the said John Vassall. 

The witnesses to this codicil were Sa: Carleton, Francs Bugg. G Marche 
(stylo Anglian) 1G67 emanavit commissio Andrew Midleton, civ. Lond. mer- 
catori ad administrandum etc. the goods &c. not fully administered. 

Hyde, 29. 

William Clarke (S. T. P.) Dean of Winton, 22 April 1679, with a 
codicil dated 28 July 1G79, proved 22 March 1679. My body to be buried 
in St. Peter's chancell in St. Alban's, near my ancestors. The poor of 
Stepney in Middlesex and the poor of St. Peters in St. Albans in the 
Co. of Hartford. The poor of the city of Sarum and of the Soake ad- 
joining. The Quire of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Winton, 

288 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [April, 

that is the Petty Cannons, Lay Vicars and Choristers, Vergers, and Bell 
Ringers. Each Prebendary of said church. My cousin Francis Vassall 
my godson and my cousin Sarah Cox of London. My household servants. 
Susan Raddish and Mary Bray daughters of Richard Bray late of Luton. 
My dear aunt Mrs. Frances Preston. My dear friend Mrs. Anne Wind- 
sor. William Wood my late servant. My cousin Elizabeth Hackett my 
god daughter. My cousin William Pickman my godson. My servant 
Peter Venables. To the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. 
My niece Elizabeth Cooke. The estate at Cosines Bleaine, that was 
settled on her, and the wood called Tilcost Wood adjoining that was never 
settled. My old friend Master John Clarke, Rector of Asker near 
Northampton. My cousin Thomas Hackett of North Crawley, Mr. 
Robert Pocock of Long Ditton, clerk, and my cousin Abraham Preston 
of London. My cousin William Preston my godson. Lease taken of 
the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's of certain lands, tithes &c. in the 
parish of Tillingham Essex. My cousin Pyne, widow, daughter of Mr. 
Vassall, Rector of Raleigh in Essex deceased. Mrs. Sarah Jeffreys daughter 
of Mr. Jeffreys late Rector of Wandon Bucks. Alexander Henderson son 
of Alexander Henderson of Stepney, clerk. My cousin Susan Preston, 
daughter of Dr. Preston late Rector of Droxford in Hampshire, and my 
cousin William Preston her brother. My cousin Mr. Abraham Preston. 
Conditional bequest to the younger children of my dear cousin Thomas 
Hackett and the children of my dear cousin Francis Vassall and to my 
cousin Grace Painter, viz.: two thirds to cousin Hackett's children and the 
other third part to the children of cousin Vassall and to cousin Grace 
Painter. My dear cousin Mrs. Elizabeth Hackett wife of my dear cousin 
Thomas Hackett. My cousin Francis Vassall the elder stands indebted 
to me by bond the sum of fifty pounds. I forgive him the said debt. 

Bath, 36. 

[Almost all the foregoing abstracts of wills I have had ready for the Glean- 
ings these many years past, but I had waited in the hope to acid to them the 
will of Stephen Boroughe or Burrough, the father of Judith, the wife of Johu 
Vassall. This, as will be seen, I found at last in the Rochester Court. Then, 
too, I wanted to learn more about the family of Mr. Abraham Cartwright 
whose daughter Frances became the wife of Samuel Vassall. The wills of 
William and Alice Wade and Thomas Symoncls show clearly enough who the 
wife of Abraham Cartwright was and a Cartwright pedigree in the Visitation 
of London for 1633, 1634 indicates the family to which her husband may have 
belonged. I should like, however, a little more light on that subject. There 
is a pedigree of Vassall also in the same Visitation of London, which, by the 
way, makes a mistake in the order of the wives of John Vassall, whose will 
shows that Judith was his last wife. She is also called in that Visitation the 
daughter of William Borough. The wills show that he was her uncle, and that 
her father was Stephen Borough. This Visitation pedigree appears also in 
Harleian MS. 1476. I noted there a memorandum which possibly may not be 
found in the printed Visitation. It is this : " The Amies respited until! he can 
send into France where his Ancestors remained." I have noted too that this 
family have been noticed in Burke's Commoners and Lauded Gentry and in back 
numbers of this Register and the Heraldic Journal. Through the kindness of 
one of my friends in the College of Arms I was once allowed to examine a 
book of Miscellaneous Pedigrees (A. I., I. H., Vol. I). In it I found a pedigree 
of this family which I copied roughly into a note book which I regret to say 
I have left behind in London. This if I recollect aright conies down so as to in- 
clude the generation of Floreutius Vassall and even later. I have, too, one or 
two notes of other wills which I have not yet found time to abstract and 
which I hope to furnish later. The following notes, however, may well come 
in here. 

1897.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 289 

Marriage Licenses. 

March 26, 1563. Stephen Aborowghe and Johanna Overye of the parish 
of Stepney. 

Nov. 17, 1571. William Aborowghe gen 1 and Judith Joanes widow of 
Stepney, to be married at Stepney. 

Dec. 2, 1586. Thomas Skott gen* of Colchester, Essex, and Judith Abo- 
rough spinster, of Limehouse in the parish of Stepney, Middlesex, 
daughter of Stephen Aboroughe late of Chatham, Kent, Esq., deceased, 
to be married at Stepney. 

March 23, 1593-4. John Vassall of Ratcliffe in the parish of Stepney, 
mariner, and Judith Scott of the city of Loudon, widow of Thomas Scott 
of the said parish gen 1 . 

March 5, 1603-4. George Bartlett of Stepney merchant, aged about 40, 
bachelor, and Elizabeth Burroughe of the same parish spinster, aged about 
23, daughter of Stephen Burroughe of Chatham, Kent, mariner, de- 
ceased, her mother also deceased, and the said Elizabeth Burroughe 
dwelleth with her sister Mrs. King at Ratcliffe, who giveth her express 

June 9, 1613. William Vassall of Eastwood, Essex, yeoman, bachelor, 
aged about 20, son of John Vassall of the same parish genH, with his said 
father's consent, and Anne Kinge of Cold Norton, spinster, about 20, 
daughter of George Kinge of Cold Norton, yeoman, who appeared and 
did give express consent, to be married at Cold Norton. 

Feb'y. 26, 1619. Robert Salmon mariner and Joan Vassall daughter of 
John Vassall of Eastwood mariner. 

Oct. 14, 1623. Henry Clarke of St. Faith's, London, merchant tailor, 
bachelor, about 30, and Joane Cartwright of St. Andrew's, Undershaft, 
spinster, about 18, daughter of Abraham Cartwright of the same parish 
draper, to be married at St. Andrew's, Undershaft. 

Jan'y. 19, 1624-5. Henry Church of Wapping, seafearing man, bachelor, 
about 22, at his own disposal, and Elizabeth Vassall of Ratcliffe, spin- 
ster, about 17, daughter of John Vassal of Stepney, mariner, to be 
married at St. Nicholas Aeon. 

June 25, 1 625. Thomas Vassall of St. Leonard's Eastcheap draper, bachelor, 
about 24, at his own disposal, and Ann Dickinson of the same parish, 
spinster, at her own disposal, to be married at St. Nicholas Aeon. 

Oct. 12, 1661. Robert Arnold of St. Mary Aldermary citizen, bachelor, 
about 28, and Mary Vassall spinster, about 20, with consent of her 
father Samuel Vassall of St. George's Southwark. 

Parish Register of St. Nicholas Acon. 

1636, May 15. Mr. John Jones, Rector of this Parishe departed this life 
at Higate in the Contie of Middesex on Saturdaye the 14 of Maye and 
was Buryed in St. Nicholas Churche in the Chansell under the Comman 
Tabell on Sondaye. 

1640, July 24. Ane Jons widdow somtime wife of Mr. John Jons som- 
time Rector of this parish, — buried. 


1619-20, Feb. 28. Robert Salmon of ye parish of Deptforde, and Joane Vas- 
sall of this parish. 

290 Marriages and Baptisms in Raynham, Mass. [April, 

1624-5, Jan. 20. Henry Church of Wapping and Elizabeth Vassall of 

1625, June 27. Thomas Vassall of the parisli of St. Lenard East Chepe 

and Anc Dickinson of the same parish. 

For these extracts from the Registers of St. Nicholas Aeon I have to thank ' 
my friend Mr. William Brigg who has published these Registers (1539-1812.) — 

Henry F. Waters. ] 


Copied by Francis E. Blake, Esq , from manuscripts found among papers of Rev. Perez 

Fobes, D.D., of Raynham.* 


December 16, 1782 Elijah Gashee and Sarah king where Married, both 
of Raynham. 

January 9, 1783 Joseph Dean and Mary gilmore were Maried both of 

Feb. 20, 1783 Mr. Nehemiah washburn and Mrs. Polly Presho where 
Married both of Ravnham. 

Mr. philip elis (?) and Mrs. Sarah hall where Married March 16, 1783 
both of Raynham. 

April the 3, 1783 Mr. Daniel white and Mis anna hall where Maried 
Both of Raynham. 

May the 25, 1783 where Married Philena Hall of Raynham and Samuel 
hood of taunton. 

June ye 12th 1783 Were Married Capt. Israel Washburn & Mrs. Abiah 
King both of Raynham. 

November 30, 1783 where Married Seth Silvester of Bridgewater and 
hannah hall of Raynham. 

December 16, 1783 were married Caeser Crane of Bridgewater & Brid- 
get Lincoln of Raynham. Blacks. 

September 16, 1784 were married Dec 11 Nathaniel Shaw and Rebachah 
Jones both of Raynham. 

September 1