SOLDIERS

IN

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:

August 23d 1675

John Ballard

02

00

00

John Breid

02

00

00

Samuel Moore

02

02

00

Sept. 3d

Samuel Giddings

02

00

00

Joseph Proctor

02

00

00

Nathaniel Engersell

02

00

00

William Osborn

02

00

00

Lawrence Hart

02

00

00

Joseph Needham

02

00

00

Nicholas Paige, Capt

08

00

00

Francis Coard

02

00

00

Enoch Lawrence

02

00

00

Benjamin Wilkins

02

00

00

Thomas Noyce, Cornet

04

00

00

James Ford

02

00

00

Ezekiel Mighill.

02

00

00

Thomas Tharly

02

00

00

John Picard

02

00

00

Daniel Wycom

02

00

00

William Reeves

02

00

00

Nicholas Manning

02

08

00

John Whipple, Lieut

05

00

00

Francis Young

02

00

00

Ephraim Fellows

02

00

00

James Hoult

02

00

00

Joseph Safford

02

00

00

Thomas Newman

02

00

00

Uzall Wardall

02

00

00

Daniel Wilkins

02

00

00

Samuel Sillesbie

02

00

00

William Due

02

00

00

William Curtis

02

00

00

Daniel Welcom

02

00

00

Thomas Albey

02

00

00

Mark Hescall

02

00

00

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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