SOLDIERS

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KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 20, Part III 

CAPT. JONATHAN REMINGTON AND HIS MEN

Jonathan Remington was the son of John of Newbury, 1637, and was born February 12, 1639; settled in Cambridge and married Martha Belcher, daughter of Andrew, July 13th, 1664, and had Martha, born February 18, 1666-7, died April 23, 1669; Jonathan, born March 17, 1668-9, died April 16, 1669; Martha, born October 28, 1674, married Capt. Nicholas Bowes of Boston, January 19, 1718-19; Jonathan, born September 25, 1677; Samuel, born July 11, 1679, died June 3d, 1680; Anna, born January 30, 1680-81, married John Hill, June 24th, 1708; John and Mary, who died 1689 and 1690; Elizabeth, had a share in the estate; Sarah, born May 10, 1688, married John Biscoe of Watertown, February 1, 1710-11. Was prominent in public and especially in military affairs, and from 1682 till his death kept the original "Blue Anchor Tavern," Cambridge. He held the position of corporal in the local military company at Cambridge, and was in command of a company during the winter and spring of 1675-6. He was active in the later Indian war, in 1689 at Groton, and in 1691 at Wells and in the eastward parts. He died April 21, 1700, leaving his widow Martha, who died July 16, 1711, and through his son Jonathan left a notable and numerous posterity. He served with the Cambridge men under Capt. Davenport in the Narraganset campaign, and was in the Swamp fight. In the winter following he was active in the command and supply of some of the garrisons in the interior towns, and was ordered, March 11, 1675-6, to leave "the garrison" and march his soldiers home. His son Jonathan inherited his Narraganset claim.

 

Credited under Captain Jonathan Remington

April 24th 1676

John King

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Aaron Jaques

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Joseph Gridley

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William Bishop

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Peter Hanchett

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William Haywood

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Caleb Jackson

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Tobiah Redman

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William Brown

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Robert Wills

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John Burrows

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Jeremiah Hood

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Francis Cooke

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William Smith

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John Parrum

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Richard Higinbottom

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Richard Sawtell

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Thomas Thorp

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June 24th 1676

John Hollis

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Samuel Williams and his man

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