Chapter 8, Part VI 


A List of Major Saml Apletons Souldjers yt were slayne & wounded
The 19th Decemb '75 at the Indian's fort at Narraganset. 4 men Slayne; eighteen men wounded who are at Road Island except ye Left. & Roger Marks

Samuell Taylor

of Ipswich

Isaac Illery

of Glocester

Daniel Rolfe

of Newbery

Samuel Taylor

of Rowley1

Leift. Jerrimyah Swayne

of Redding

Roger Markes

of Andiver

Isaac Ilsley

of Newbery

Wm Standley

of Newbery

Dani. Somersby

of Newbery

Jonathan Emery

of Newbery

Jno Dennison

of Ipswich

Jno Harvey

of Newbery

George Timson

of Ipswich

Tho: Dowe

of Ipswich

Symon Gowen

of Rowley

Benj. Webster

of Salem

January 6 '75

Ellja Thathan

of Oborne

Tho: Abey

of Wenham

Benj. Langdon

of Boston

Solomon Watts of


Jno Warner of


Samuell Boutericke

of Cambridge

1 In the list of killed appear two Samuel Taylors. In the credits is found Samuel Tiler. In a list of men impressed at Rowley, Nov. 29, 1675, I find Samuel Tiller. Among the wounded, Timson undoubtedly meant Stimpson, and "Illja Thathan of Oborne," was what the clerk made out of Elijah Tattingham of Woburn. The name appears elsewhere as Totenham and Totman. The other changes are simple.

The following paper, preserved in the Mass. Archives, vol. 68, p. 97, is the roll of Major Appleton's company in the Narraganset campaign. Jeremiah Swain of Reading was Lieutenant.

Serg't Ezek Woodward
Serg't John Whicher
Steven Buttler
Samuell Verry
Steven Gullever
Daniell Hall

Serg't Francis Young

Serg't Daniel Ringe

Corp John Pengillie

Corp James Brarly

Clarke Phillemon Dean

Trumpr John Wheeler

Trump Josiah Bridges

Thomas Wayte

Thomas Sparkes

Abiell Saddler

Gershom Browne

Israel Henricks

Thomas Tennie

Thomas Hazon

Robert Downes

Richard Briar

Joseph Richardson

Thomas Chase

William Williams

Thomas Abbey

John Rayment

Robert Leach

Samuell Hebbert

Anthonie Williams

William Waynright

Samuell Foster

Henry Cooke1

Robert Simson

Israel Thorne

Samuell Ierson

John Newhalle

Timothie Breed

Samuel Pipin

Phillip Mattoone

Nath Wood

Robert Sibbly

Will. Webb

Joseph Eaton

Roger Vicar

Arthur Neale

Isaac Ellirie

Ben Chadwell

John Davis

Samuel Brabrooke

Isack Ilsley

Roger Markes

Ben Leingdon

John Reylie

Solomon Watts

Eliezer Flagg

John Warner

Thomas Firman

Will Knowlton

Nath Masters

Michale Derrick

Thomas Davis

Calleb Richardson

John Boyenton

Seth Story

Ben Webbster

Edward Ardaway

Samuel Ruste

Silvester Haz

Will Russel

Sam. Peirce

Sam. Buttrick

Ephraim Cutter

Edmund Sheffeild

George Stedman

Roger Joans, 75

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Those yt are wanting

John Ford

Thomas Parlor

John Davis

Robert Peas

- -

The men yt are now listed

Mosses Pengrie

John Denison

John Perkins

Abraham Knowlton

Thomas Fossey1

Lewis Zachriah

John Lovwell

Sam. Peirce

George Stimson

Thomas Dow

Thomas Frensh

Sam. Hunt

John Thomas

Abraham Fitts

Richard Bedford

Thomas Killam

Isack Cummins

Richard Partsmore

Samuel Perkins

Peter Emmons

Nath Emerson

Symond Adams

Zacheus Newmarsh

John Hobkins

John Sticknie

Joseph Jewett

Joshua Boyenton

John Leyton

John Jackson

Will Brown

Caleb Jackson

Sam. Tyler

Thomas Palmor

Joseph Bigsby

Simond Gowin

Daniell Somersby

Christopher Bartlet

Edmond Browne

Jonathan Emerie

Christopher Kenniston

Christopher Cole

John Straton

John Harvey

George Maier

Nicolaz Rollings

Thomas Roggers

Cornelius Davis

Jonathan Clarke

Will'm Sayward

William Warrin

John Shepard

John Guylie

Morgain Joanes


1 Are scratched out in the MS. ffossey appears elsewhere as Fausee, Pipin as Pepar, Guylie as Guild. Some twenty-five on this list do not appear in Hull's credits under Major Appleton, but I have found nearly all mentioned elsewhere.

Richard Priar

Ben Newman

Will Hodskins

Sam Taylor

Amos Goddin

Samuell Lovewell

Steven Swet

Izrah Roff

Sam. Poore

Henry Poore


61 new men; 75 old souldjers136

Soon after the battle of Narraganset Major Appleton retired from his protracted and arduous service in the field. On the 19th of October, 1676, the Court appointed him to command an expedition to Pascataqua; but he probably declined, as the order was rescinded on October 23d. He was re‰lected deputy in 1676, and subsequently, except 1678, until 1681, when he was chosen Assistant, and remained in that office till the coming in of the Andros government in 1686. He was proscribed by Sir Edmund's officer, Randolph, as one of the "factious." He was arrested on the general complaint of being "evil disposed and seditious," October 19th, 1687, and refusing to submit and give bonds for his good behavior, was committed to Boston jail, where he was kept many months till his age and increasing infirmities forced a reluctant submission, and he was set at liberty, March 7, 1688. In the new charter of William and Mary, in 1691, he was made one of the Council. He died May 15, 1696, leaving an honored name which his posterity have continued in honor to the present day. "Of all the military commanders of this war I must consider Major Appleton the ablest; and the tide of warfare in the western towns turned towards safe and successful methods from the time of his appointment to the command. I should place Major Treat, of Connecticut, next to him, and perhaps in the same position he would have been equal."

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