KING PHILIP'S WAR
Chapter 3, Part V
CAPT. NICHOLAS PAIGE AND HIS TROOP
Capt. Nicholas Paige came from Plymouth, England. He was in Boston as early as 1665. In 1675, June 27th, was appointed captain of a troop to accompany Maj. Thomas Savage in the expedition to Mt. Hope; took part in the movements there; accompanied the army to Narraganset and back, and then returned to Boston with Major Savage and disbanded his men, and there is no farther account of any service in this war.
Capt. Paige was active in business, and in civil affairs later on; was of the Artillery Company, 1693; later its commander and a colonel. He died in 1717. Heleft no children,1 and in the joint will of Nicholas and wife Anna, made in 1703, after many small legacies, gave the bulk of property, including the farm at Rumney-Marsh, where they lived, to their kinswoman Martha Hobbs, also made her executrix and gave her some good advice about marrying into a godly family. (She married Capt. Nathaniel Oliver, 1709, and had children, Paige and Martha.) Should she,(1 See N. E. Hist. and Gen. Register, Vol. 23, p. 267) fail of issue, the property goes to his cousin William Paige, of London, England. His wife Anna was a granddaughter of Capt. Robert Keayne and a niece of Gov. Joseph Dudley. Her first husband was Edward Lane.
The following are the credits for his men in this campaign:
Thomas Noyce, of Newbury, was chosen, 1683, Capt. of the second Newbury company. John Whipple, appointed Cornet of Ipswich Troop in 1663, and then said to be "son of Elder Whiple." He was captain of a special Troop, Feb. 1675-6.
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