A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England,
Before 1692

Volume #1, Pgs 144 - 155
Beadle - Beighton

By James Savage

Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant, Benjamin Dunning for scanning this book and to Warren Wetmore for perfecting the text and providing technical help in presenting this work for researchers to enjoy.

BEADLE, JOSEPH, Marshfield 1652, d. 1 Sept. 1672. NATHANIEL, Salem, s. of Samuel, m. 20 Apr. 1671, Mary Hicks, perhaps d. of Richard of Boston, had Thomas, b. 21 Jan. 1672; Mary, 20 Nov. 1673; Nathaniel, 17 Dec. 1675; John, 29 Apr. 1678, d. soon; Elizabeth 25 Oct. 1679; and John, again, 12 Aug. 1683. SAMUEL, Charlestown 1658, rem. to Salem, by w. Susanna had Dorothy, b. 8 Mar. 1660; Abigail, b. 24 Sept. 1661, d. next mo. and his w. d. 13 Feb. 1663 and he d. 10 Mar. 1664. His will ment. ch. Nathaniel, Dorothy, Samuel, Thomas, and Eliza. SAMUEL, Salem, perhaps s. of the preced. [[vol. 1, p. 145]] m. 10 June 1668, Hannah Lemon, d. of Robert of the same, had Nathaniel, b. 29 Mar. 1669; Samuel, 11 Oct. 1672; Thomas, 28 Nov. 1673, d. under 3 yrs. and Susanna, 20 Apr. 1676. Bef. this date he was wound. in Philip's war, and as an invalid, in 1653, was permit. to keep an inn. His w. bore him other ch. Mary, 21 May 1678; Lemon, 30 July 1680; Hannah, 18 Dec. 1682; Robert, 14 Nov. 1684; Jonathan, 24 July 1687, wh. d. within 10 mos. and Caleb, 2 Feb. 1689. THOMAS, Salem, mariner, perhaps br. of Nathaniel of the same, m. 18 Sept. 1679, Elizabeth d. of Abraham Drake of Hampton, had Elizabeth b. 9 July 1681; Mary, 5 Apr. 1683; Thomas, 16 Mar. 1686, d. soon; Benjamin, 7 Sept. 1687; Thomas, again, 10 Feb. 1690; and John, 14 Feb. 1692. He was capt. 1686;, trad. to Barbadoes, and d. 23 May 1700 at Gloucester.

BEAL, or BEALS, ABRAHAM, Charlestown, by w. Catharine had Abraham, wh. d. 16 Jan. 1657; Abraham, again, 17 Nov. foll. and Isaac, 10 Oct. 1662. ARTHUR, York 1680. BENJAMIN, Dorchester 1674, rem. to Boston 1676. CALEB, Hingham, s. of John, b. in Eng. m. 30 Dec. 1664, Elizabeth Huet, perhaps d. of Thomas of the same, had a d. b. 30 Mar. 1666, d. soon; Caleb, 17 Mar. 1670; Joseph, 7 Jan. 1672; Solomon, bapt. June 1673, d. soon; Elizabeth 18 Nov. 1674; Josiah, 31 May 1676, d. soon; Josiah, again, 24 Oct. 1677; Joshua, 6 Nov. 1678, d. soon; Joshua, again, 6 Sept. 1680; Ruth, 25 Mar. 1683; and Benjamin, 2 June 1687, d. soon; was freem. 1672, and d. 18 June 1716, aged 79. His wid. d. 31 Dec. 1721. Ruth m. 1703, Peter Lincoln. JACOB, Hingham, youngest s. of John, freem. 1672, d. unm. 7 Jan. 1718. JEREMIAH, Hingham, br. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 18 Oct. or Nov. 1652, Sarah, d. of William Ripley of the same, had Jeremiah, bapt. 13 May 1655; John, 28 Nov. 1655; Sarah, 3 July 1609, wh. m. 21 Jan. 1680, John Lane; Lazarus, b. 7 Sept. 1661; Phebe, 2 Mar. 1664, d. next yr. Mary, 6 May 1666; and Elizabeth 16 May 1669, wh. m. 1708, Ephraim Lane; was freem. 1657, rep. 1692 and 1705, and d. 10 Aug. 1716, aged 85. JOHN, Hingham, a shoemaker from old Hingham, Co. Norf. came with w. five s. three ds. and two serv. in the Diligent, 1638, from London, adm. freem. 13 Mar. 1639, had Jacob, bapt. 2 Oct. 1642, and no other ch. perhaps here, exc. Rebecca, wh. d. unm. after Oct. 1657. He was rep. 1649, and his w. Nazareth d. 23 Sept. 1658; but he took sec. w. 10 Mar. 1659, Mary, wid. of Nicholas Jacob, d. 1688 (as Sewall in his Diary, sub. 1 Apr. ment.), in his 100th yr. tho. perhaps the report may not have been exact. Of his ds. Martha m. 16 May 1640, it is said, William Falloway, of Plymouth, and next 29 June 1649, Samuel Dunham; Mary m. 30 Dec. 1647, James Whiton; and Sarah m. 22 Mar. 1649, Thomas Marsh, and next 1 Sept. 1662, Edmund Shefield of Braintree. His will of 27 Sept. 1687, pro. 18 June foll. names the six s. and ds. Sarah, Mary, and Martha. JOHN, Hingham, s. of Edmund (wh. never came over), being a. to go home, made his will 26 Oct. 1657, pro. 28 July foll. as print. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 38, by wh. we are taught that the ch. of John the first [[vol. 1, p. 146]] were his cous. and infer, that he had no w. or ch. JOHN, Hingham, s. prob. eldest, of the first John of the same, freem. 1672, m. 6 Jan. 1659 the w. Elizabeth wh. brot. him Elizabeth b. 19 Nov. foll. and d. next yr. and he m. 14 Nov. 1660, Mary Gill, d. of Thomas, had Mary, 7 Sept. 1661, wh. m. 3 Sept. 1683, John Stowell; John, 26 Mar. 1665, d. soon; John, again, 17 Sept. 1667, d. next yr.; John, again, 19 Dec. 1669; Thomas, 15 Mar. 1672; and Hannah, 13 Mar. 1676, wh. m. Nathaniel Hobart; and d. 12 Sept. 1694. 

JOSEPH, Portsmouth, sent over by Mason the patentee in 1631. Adams, 18. JOSHUA, Hingham, s. of John the first, by w. Elizabeth wh. d. 12 Jan. 1689, had Elizabeth b. May 1663, d. soon; a s. 25 Jan. 1665, wh. d. in few wks. Sarah, 7 Oct. 1667, prob. d. young; Abigail, 24 Apr. 1671, wh. m. Stephen French; and Josiah, 4 June 1676, d. in few days. He m. 10 Apr. 1689, Mary, wid. of Samuel Stowell, but prob. had no other ch. for in his will he ment. only his ch. Stephen and Abigail French, and gr.ch. Samuel, David, Jonathan, Daniel, Elizabeth Mary and Hannah French, their ch. and he d. bef. 7 Apr. 1718. NATHANIEL, Hingham, br. of the preced. b. in Eng. was perhaps at Marshfield 1643, but for short time, freem. 1650, rep. 1677, 83, 91 and 3, d. 20 Dec. 1708. His will pro. 29 Dec. foll. names s. Nathaniel, eldest s. bapt. Oct. 1648; Martha, bapt. 2 Aug. 1646, wh. had m. 1668, John Chubbuck, w. of Samuel Stodder; d. Mary Lee of Boston; gr.d. Sarah (d. of Sarah Greenleaf, dec.), gr.s. Thomas Baker (s. of d. Christiana, wh. was perhaps bapt. 19 Nov. 1654, m. 1 Nov. 1674, Thomas B. and d. 20 Sept. 1677); gr.s. Solomon Beal (s. of Nathaniel); d. Hannah, wh. m. 15 Dec. 1676, John Fearing; and gr.s. Thomas Chubbuck; but he had, also, not ment. in that docum. John, bapt. 23 Aug. 1650, d. at 5 yrs.; John, again, 8 Mar. 1657, d. soon; John, again, b. 7 Dec. 1609, d. under 9 yrs.; and Susanna, wh. m. 14 Dec. 1686, Benjamin Jones, wh. prob. d. bef. her f. NATHANIEL, Hingham, s. of the preced. serv. in brave Capt. Johnson's comp. Dec. 1675, d. bef. his f. as I judge, leav. s. Solomon. ROBERT, by Morse call. an orig prop. of Sudbury 1640. ROGER, Saco 1658, perhaps a Quaker, at least was charg. with disturb. pub. worship. SAMUEL, Charlestown, by w. Susanna had Dorothy, b. 8 Mar. 1659, and of him no more is kn. SAMUEL, Salem, m. 28 Mar. 1682, Sarah Lovell (but Lewis, 134, calls him of Lynn, and s. of Thomas, and names the w. Patience L.), had Samuel, b. 3 July 1685; and Ebenezer, 30 Jan. 1688; was prob. an early sett. at Dunstable. THOMAS, Cambridge 1634, freem. 8 Dec. 1636, d. 7 Sept. 1661. Matchless Mitchell, in the reg. of his ch. names his w. Sarah, but ment. no ch. nor does his will (wherein he calls hims. a. 63 yrs. old), made 24 Aug. preced. THOMAS, Lynn, had Samuel, and William, as Lewis says, and we wish he had said more. 

WILLIAM, Plymouth, came in the Fortune, 1621, has sh. in the div. of ld. early in 1624, but in 1627, at the div. of cattle is not ment. so must be count. d. or [[vol. 1, p. 147]] rem. WILLIAM, Marblehead 1679, then in his 49th yr. had m. in 1655, Martha, d. of Humphrey Bradstreet. WILLIAM, Dunstable 1684, br. of Samuel of the same, m. at Salem, 7 Apr. 1685 (tho. Lewis says, with higher prob. 5 Mar. 1684), Mary Hart, had William, b. 12 Mar. 1685; and Elizabeth 16 Nov. 1686, if Fox is correct. He was, in 1692, one of the wretch. witness. against Philip English, charg. with witchcraft, as is well shown on p. 497, of Drake's Hist. of Boston.

BEAMAN, GAMALIEL, Dorchester, came in the Elizabeth and Ann, 1635, aged only 12 yrs. spel. at the London custom ho. Bement, by w. Sarah had Thomas, b. 1649; Joseph, 1651; Gamaliel, 1653; Mary, 1656; all bapt. 14 June 1657; Sarah, b. 19 Jan. 1658; rem. to Lancaster, there had Noah, 3 Apr. 1661; Thankful, 18 Apr. 1663; and perhaps John; and d. 23 Mar. 1678. Mary m. 23 Jan. 1690, Henry Cookery, as sec. w. and Thankful had m. 27 Sept. 1683, Nathaniel Wilson. But this last is unkn. to me. JOHN, Lancaster, perhaps s. of the preced. had Sarah, b. 25 Jan. 1681; rem. to Taunton, and had Gamaliel, 29 Feb. 1684; prob. rem. again to Lancaster, and d. at Sterling, 1745. See Worcester Mag II. 39. THOMAS, Marlborough, perhaps eldest s. of Gamaliel, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 1679; Eleazer, 1683; Sarah, 1685; and Abraham, 1692. WILLIAM, Salem 1637, spel. the first syllab. without a, and at the London custom ho. Beamond, when he emb. in the Elizabeth, 1643, aged 27, as in the next article.

BEAMOND, or BEAMON, DANIEL, Springfield, s. of Simon of the same, took o. of alleg. 31 Dec. 1678, or next day. JOHN, wh. came in the Elizabeth from London, 1635, aged 23, may have liv. at Salem 1640, and at Scituate 1643. SAMUEL, Windsor, prob. s. of William, m. 18 May 1693, Margaret Chapman, had Hannah, b. 2 Apr. 1698; Samuel, 6 June 1704; and his w. d. 12 Aug. 1715, unless this Margaret were a d. not mark. on rec. SIMON, Springfield, m. 1655, Alice Young, had John, b. 1657; Daniel, 1659; Thomas, 1660; Josiah, 1663; Benjamin, 1671; beside three ds. and d. 1676. WILLIAM, Saybrook, perhaps br. of John, came in the same ship, at the same time, aged 27, m. 9 Dec. 1643, Lydia d. of Nicholas Danforth, had Lydia, b. 9 Mar. 1645; Mary, 12 Nov. 1647; Elizabeth 2 Mar. 1650; Deborah, 29 Nov. (prob.) 1652; Abigail, 20 Feb. 1655; Samuel, 28 Feb. 1657; and Rebecca, 7 Sept. 1659. Lydia, m. 3 Feb. 1668, Samuel Boyes, and next, 15 Apr. 1684, Alexander Pygan; Mary m. 3 Jan. 1672, John Tully; Elizabeth m. 26 Mar. 1677, Capt. John Chapman; and Deborah m. 27 Sept. 1681, Thomas Gilbert, and d. 17 June 1683. He was freem. of Conn. 1652, and his w. d. 16 May 1686; and he d. 4 Feb. 1699. His w. was the only fem. nam. among eight grantees of S. in the will of Joshua, s. of Uncas, the Ind. sachem.

BEAMSLEY, WILLIAM, Boston 1632, freem. 25 May 1636, ar. co. 1656, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 13 Feb. 1633; Grace, 10, bapt. 20 Sept. 1635; Mercy, 9, bapt. 10 Dec. 1637; Samuel, and Habakuk, tw. 24 Jan. bapt. 7 Feb. 1641, both d. Apr. foll. Hannah, bapt. 17 Dec. 1643, "a. 4 days old;" beside Elizabeth and Mary, both, perhaps, b. bef. com. from Eng. and [[vol. 1, p. 148]] by w. Martha, wh. had been, I presume, wid. Bushnell, had Abigail, b. 8 Feb. 1646, wh. prob. d. young. In his will, made 14 Sept. pro. 28 Oct. 1658, provis. is made for wid. and for Ann, w. of Ezekiel Woodward; Grace, w. of Samuel Graves of Ipswich; Mercy, wh. m. 17 Oct. 1656, Michael Wilborne, and next Andrew Peters, of lpswich; Hannah, w. of Bushnell, wh. after m. 16 Oct. 1661, Abraham Perkins; Elizabeth w. of Edward Page; Mary w. of Robison, wh. after m. Thomas Dennis; and for Edward Bushnell, perhaps s. of his w. by her former h. The ch. made sale of the est. in Nov. 1668, when perhaps his wid. was dec.

BEAN, BEANE, or BEANES, JOHN, Exeter, had John, b. 15 Aug 1661, d. under 5 yrs; Daniel; Samuel; John, again, 13 Oct. 1668; Margaret; James; Jeremy, 20 Apr. 1675; and Elizabeth MICHAEL, Kittery 1653. PHILIP, Salem, had gr. of ld. 1637. WILLIAM, Salem 1668; but in Ed. 2 of his Ann. Mr. Felt makes the name Beere; and it has been read Beebe. But, as Beanes, he claim. as an heir of Robert Buffum, perhaps by m. of his d.

BEARD, AARON, Pemaquid, or neighb. 1674, sw. fidel. to Mass. JAMES, Milford 1642, came with his mo. Martha, tw. brs. and three sis. his f. dying on the voyage, as the fam. tradit. tells, wh. adds, that he was eldest ch. and that it adds no more should not discourage large inq. His inv. was tak. 27 Oct. 1681. One of his sis. was w. of Nicholas Camp; ano. Martha, m. 20 Dec. 1649, John Streame. JEREMY, Milford, br. of the preced. is altogether barren of any informat. in fam. tradit. but of *JOHN, Milford, the other br. of the preced. that source of intellig. is more bountif. He was a man of import., rep. 1677, and oft. aft. had two ws. but wh. as first may need investigat. One, perhaps the earlier, had been by name of Hannah Hawley m. to John Ufford, or Offit, and at her desire divorc. By her he had sev. ch. and by Abigail, d. of Richard Hollingworth, perhaps the sec. had prob. no ch. was capt. in one of the expedit. against the Ind. 1675. His est. was distrib. 18 Nov. 1690, to w. Ann, ch. John, James, Joseph, Samuel, Mary, w. of Timothy Baldwin, and Ann; and the wid. d. 1698. The list of proprs. 1713 at M. has sev. of this name wh. were descend. of him or his brs. JOSEPH, Dover, s. of William, suffer. loss of his garris. ho. 1694, and left a wid. Esther bef. 1705. THOMAS, Salem 1629, shoemaker, came that yr. in the Mayflower, was freem. 10 May 1643, bot. next yr. the ho. and ld. of Nicholas Shapleigh at Portsmouth, then call. Strawberry Bank, perhaps was f. of that THOMAS of Scarborough, perhaps of Dover, wh. d. 1679, that by w. Mary had William, b. 12 May 1664, d. at 2 weeks; and Hannah, 24 Oct. 1666. Yet it may be that this Thomas was s. of William. THOMAS, Ipswich, freem., perhaps, of Boston, 1675, a mariner. WILLIAM, Dover 1640, had Joseph, b. 1655, was "the good old man" k. by the Ind. at Durham 1675. See Hubbard's Ind. Wars, and Young's Chron. 186.

BEARDING. See Barding.

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BEARSE, BEARCE, or BIERCE, AUSTIN, or AUGUSTINE, Barnstable, came in the Confidence 1638, aged 20, from Southampton, and join. Lothrop's ch. in Apr. 1643, had Mary, b. 1640; Martha, 1642; both bapt. 7 May 1643; Pricilla, 10 Mar. 1644; Sarah, 29 Mar. 1646; Abigail, 19 Dec. 1647; Hannah, 18 Nov. 1649; Joseph, 20 Jan. 1652; Esther, 2 Oct. 1653; Lydia, late in Sept. 1655; Rebecca, 26 Sept. 1657; and James, late in July 1660. Of this sec. s. as no more is heard, it is suppos. that he d. young; but for the nine ds. we know only three that m., Sarah, in Aug. 1667 to John Hamlin; Abigail, 12 Apr. 1670 to Allen Nichols; and Rebecca, 17 Feb. 1671 to William Hunter. JOSEPH, Barnstable, s. of the preced. m. 3 Dec. 1675, Martha, d. of Richard Taylor, wh. d. 27 Jan. 1728, aged 76, had Mary, b. 16 Aug. 1677; Joseph, 21 Feb. 1680; Benjamin, 21 June 1682; Priscilla, 31 Dec. 1683, d. at 3 mos.; Ebenezer 20 Jan. 1685; John, 8 May 1687; these four s. were bapt. 16 Dec. 1688; Josiah, 10 Mar. 1690, bapt. 10 Apr. 1691; and James, b. 3 Oct. 1692.

BEARSLEY, BEARDSLEY, BERDSLEY, or BERSLEY (sound BARESLEY), DANIEL, Stratford 1675, s. of William of the same, d. 1730, aged 85. JOHN Stratford 1668, br. of the preced. JOSEPH, Stratford, br. of the preced. freem. 1669, had Joseph, b. 1666; John, 1 Nov. 1668; Hannah, 1671; and perhaps others. SAMUEL, Stratford, br. of the preced. freem. 1669, had Abigail, b. Aug. 1664; Samuel, 1 Sept. 1666; William, 2 Mar. 1669; Daniel, 3 Apr. 1671; John, 1673; Benjamin, Dec. 1677; and Mary, 1680. THOMAS, Milford 1647, had Thomas. THOMAS, Fairfield, perhaps br. of William. d. 1656. THOMAS, Stratford, s. of Thomas of Milford, d. 1668. WILLIAM, Stratford, a mason, came 1635, in the Planter from London, aged 30, with w. Mary, 26, and ch. Mary 4; John, 2; and Joseph, 6 mos. He was freem. in Mass. 7 Dec. 1636, but dwell, in wh. town is unkn. was one of the orig. proprs. of S. 1640, and there had Daniel, b. 1644; beside Samuel wh. d. 1706; prob. Sarah, wh. m. 1668, Obadiah Dickinson of Hatfield, and one or more other ds. was rep. 1645, and often after, and d. 1661. His will of 28 Sept. 1660, names w. and four s., Daniel, John, Joseph, and Samuel; gives to ds. m. £10 ea. and a large sum to be distrib. by the w. to other ch. prob. younger, and unm. of wh. were certain. William, and Thomas. Of the grs. at Yale, in 1828, were seven Beardsleys.

BEAUCHAMP, or BEACHUM, EDWARD, Salem 1637, join. with the ch. 29 Dec. 1639, and his w. Mary join. the foll. yr., was freem. 28 Feb. 1643, had Samuel, bapt. 31 Oct. 1641, wh. d. 20 Nov. 1662; Mary, 10 Sept. 1643, d. young; Mary, again, 27 June 1647, d. Mar. 1668; and Elizabeth 23 July 1648. His w. had d. Mar. 1668, in the same week with her d. Mary; and he m. 8 Nov. 1670, wid. Elizabeth Metcalf. His d. Elizabeth m. 30 June 1666, Zechariah Coodale. 

JOHN, Boston, leather-dresser, a Huguenot, brot. prob. most of his ch. to N. E. but it is not kn. when or where he land. first. By w. Marguerite, we see in rec. of B. that he had here Catharine, b. 10 June 1687; and Peter, 17 Apr. 1702, perhaps youngest of [[vol. 1, p. 150]] the stock, if not even the sole of N. E. b. Had the rec. of that French ch. been preserv. we should less often be driv. to conject. In the print. list of taxab. inhab. of B. 1695, publ. by Dearborn in his Boston Notions, the French names are frequent. spel. strangely; yet among them may our Huguenot leather-dress. be misrepresent. as John Bashoon. He bot. of Daille, their first min. his ho. in what is now Washington str. and left by his will £10 to the ch. He rem. after 1711 to Hartford, there d. at the age of 88, 14 Nov. 1740, leav. large est. Two s. John, and Adam had d. bef. him in S. Carolina; and ds. nam. in the will, were Mary, Catharine, Mary Ann, Margaret, and Susanna. Mary was w. of Rauchon, and had d. Mary Sigourney; Catharine had m. Latoille, and had s. Isaac; Mary Ann m. a Lawrence, and her s. John bec. Treasr. of Conn. Margaret m. a Chenevard, and her descend. were long at H. and at the time of the d. of her f. Susanna was unm. ROBERT, Ipswich, writ. Beacham, as always pronounc. in Eng. in 1651 had w. Isabel, rem. 1654, prob. to Norwalk, and 1664 to Fairfield, there was liv. 1670, with w. Elizabeth wh. had perhaps got back to I. where wid. Elizabeth B. was bur. 18 Jan. 1687.

BEAUMONT, or BEMENT, THOMAS, New Haven 1639, m. the wid. of Eleazer Stent, mo. of Eleazer and Elizabeth S. but had no ch. by her, and d. 1686.

BECK, ALEXANDER, Boston, freem. 3 Sept. 1634, by w. Mary, wh. d. 2 May 1639, had prob. no ch. but he soon m. Elizabeth Hinds of Roxbury, had Ephraim, and Deliverance, tw. b. 1, bapt. 7 June 1640; Strange, bapt. 5 June 1642, a. 5 days old; tho. the unworthy copy of town rec. of births has the monstrous assert. of these three, as b. at once; and Manasseh, b. 8, bapt. 12 Oct. 1645. HENRY, Dover, came in the Blessing, 1635, aged 18, emb. at London late in July, as I saw in the rec. of London custom ho. for that yr. so far more prob. than the tradit. giv. by Coffin in Geneal. Reg. XI. 256, of his com. the same yr. in the Angel Gabriel, wreck. at Pemaquid the mid. of Aug. The Blessing did not reach Boston bef. Oct. Part of the same story is, that he was from Hertfordsh. wh. is so near to London, whence sixteen ships brought passeng. to Boston, that we can never believe he would have gone to the other side of the kingdom, for the voyage of the Angel Gabriel, begin. at Bristol, 22 June. He m. Ann Frost, had Joshua; Thomas, b. a 1657; Caleb; and Henry; beside d. Mary, wh. m. a White. Coffin adds, that he liv. to be 110; and how gr. this would appear to be exag. we may better judge, when the time of his d. is ascertain. MANASSEH, Boston, s. of Alexander, was freem. 1672, and this is all I kn. of him. THOMAS, Dover, prob. s. of Henry, in Coffin's rep., m. Mary Frost, had eight ch. of wh. he names Thomas, Joshua, Abigail, Henry, Mary, [[vol. 1, p. 151]] Samuel, and Hannah; and he d. 7 Nov. 1734, aged 77. His wid. Mary d. 25 Feb. 1753, aged 94.

BECKET, JOHN, Salem, shipwright, ment. first in 1655, d. 26 Nov. 1683, aged a. 57, leav. wid. Margaret, then 56 yrs. old, ch. William, Mary, Sarah, John, and Hannah the youngest. His wid. m. Philip Cromwell, and d. at ninety yrs. Mary m. 20 July 1675, Daniel Webb. JOHN, Salem, s. of the preced. m. 26 Sept. 1711, Susanna Mason, had Mary, b. 25 July 1712. STEPHEN, Roxbury, came from Ipswich in the Francis, 1634, aged 11 yrs. only, and under the charge of Richard Pepper, wh. after a few yrs. at R. rem. to Conn. prob. for that Col. was resid. of his apprent. in 1649. See Beckwith. WILLIAM, Salem, s. of John the first, by w. Hannah had John, b. 10 Aug. 1684; Hannah, 17 July 1685; and Margaret, 14 May 1688.

BECKFORD, or BICKFORD (more common in early days), GEORGE, had, in 1666, w. Christian, and serv. Hugh Hancock, as Coffin tells in Geneal. Reg. VI. 243; but of what settlem. he was, we must trust to conject. for Dover. His wid. took admin. at Marblehead in June 1678. JOHN, Dover 1647, in 1669 was of that part call. Oyster riv. now Durham, freem. of Mass. 1671, had s. John, and Joseph. JOHN, DOVER, s. of the preced. by w. Temperance, d. of William Furber of the same, had Thomas, b. 1660; Hannah, 5 Nov. 1665; and Benjamin, 20 Oct. 1672. He or s. John m. Elizabeth d. of Jeremy Tibbets of the same, but confus. easily aris. betw. fam. connex. of sec. and third John. SAMUEL, Salisbury, m. a d. of Edward Cottle, and rem. to Nantucket, where he purchas. 12 Nov. 1678, a half sh., had Elizabeth b. 16 Feb. 1672; and Deborah, 5 Feb. 1674. THOMAS, Dover, or Durham, br. of the sec. John, m. Bridget, d. of William Furber. He was in gr. danger at the assault by the Ind. 18 July 1694, saved by skill and courage, as may be read in the Magn. VII. appx. art. 20; or Farmer's Belkn. I. 140.

BECKLEY, JOHN, Hartford, prob. s. of Richard, had Hannah, wh. m. 10 Sept. 1689, Robert Webster. RICHARD, New Haven 1639, rem. to Wethersfield bef. 1668, had prob. two ws. of wh. the latter was a d. of John Deming, ch. Sarah, perhaps b. in Eng. m. 21 Oct. 1657, John Church of Hartford; John, b. 6 Mar. 1642; Mary, bapt. 12 Sept. 1647; Benjamin, 27 Jan. bapt. 10 Mar. 1650; Nathaniel, b. 13 oct. 1652, bapt. 15 Oct. 1653; and Hannah, 14 Oct. 1656; and d. 5 Aug. 1690 at W.

BECKWITH, JOSEPH, Lyme, s. of Matthew, by w. Susanna had Sarah, b. 14 Apr. 1677; and Joseph, 15 Apr. 1679. MATTHEW, New London 1652, Hartford 1658, then a freem., and had first liv. there 1639, rem. to Branford, there in 1668 was one of the founders of ch., thence to Lyme, there d. 21 Oct. 1680, aged a. 70, by fall in a dark night down a ledge of rocks. See Rev. Mr. Bradstreet's journal in Geneal. Reg. IX. 50. He had two ds. beside s. Matthew, John, and Joseph. His wid. m. Samuel Buckland; and of the ds. one m. Benjamin Grant; the other, Robert [[vol. 1, p. 152]] Gerard; but the name of either is not seen. 

MATTHEW, Lyme, s. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had Matthew, John, and James, the last b. 1 June 1671, and all were bapt. 10 Sept. foll. Jonah, b. 27 Dec. 1673; Prudence, 22 Aug. 1676; Elizabeth 4 Feb. 1679; Ruth, 14 Mar. 1681; and Sarah Dec. 1684. A sec. w. Elizabeth wid. of Peter Pratt, wh. she m. after divorce from John Rogers, was d. of Matthew Griswold. Her he m. 1691, had a d. Griswold; and he d. 4 June 1727, in his will nam. all the ch. exc. Sarah, perhaps dec. and his wid. d. next mo. NATHANIEL, Lyme, s. perhaps of Matthew the first, there in 1675, had Nathaniel, b. 28 May 1679 and was liv. 1690. Of descend. some are still at New London, Miss Caulkins says, and often call. Becket; while at Branford it appears Bickatt. STEPHEN, Norwalk 1654, rem. soon, but came back after 1655. Perhaps he was that passeng. in the Francis, ment. under Becket. THOMAS, Roxbury 1650, rem. perhaps to Fairfield, and left his w. wh. obtain. divorce 1655.

BEDELL, BEDLE, or BEEDLE, ROBERT, New London 1648, had, perhaps, been at Wethersfield, where Hinman, 164, ranks him among first sett. there prob. had Robert, b. 1642; and he rem. 1650, to Newbury, I presume. ROBERT, Salisbury, s. prob. of the preced. by w. Martha had Mary, b. 31 July 1666; rem. to Newbury, and had Thomas, 30 Apr. 1668; Elizabeth 22 Nov. 1669; Judith, 29 Mar. 1671, d. at 2 yrs. Robert. Jan. 1675; Judith, again, 8 Mar. 1676, d. next yr.; and John, 23 Apr. 1678. Coffin, in his Hist. says Hannah, perhaps his w. d. 15 Nov. 1678.

BEDFORD, NATHAN, Scarborough, was constable 1665, kept the inn 1675, and d. 1681 by drown. In Southgate's Hist. the strange wildness of a story, how he was murder. by the venerab. Joshua Scottow, may be read. He left wid. Ann.

BEDIENT, MORGAN, Hadley, came with his mo. Mary from Staines, near London, to rec. the est. devis. by her br. John Barnard, and d. bef. reach. his majority. THOMAS, Hadley, younger br. of the preced. b. 1654, a co-devisee, came with his mo., rem. to Fairfield, and d. a. 1698.

BEDURTHA, BEDORTHA, or BODURTHA, JOHN, Springfield, s. of Rice, as drown. 18 Mar. 1683, with his f. and Lydia, w. of his br. Joseph, and Mercy, d. of his br. Samuel. JOSEPH, Springfield, br. of the preced. had three ws. and eleven ch. but details are not kn. to me, tho. in Geneal. Reg. XII. 176, we almost discov. one of the ws. Rice, Reice, Reise, or ROISE (as if the surname were not suffic. various in spel.), Springfield, m. 1646, Blanch Lewis, had Joseph, b. 1649; Samuel, 1651; John, 1654; beside two younger ch. and he was drown. with s. John. SAMUEL, Springfield, s. of the preced. had two ws. of wh. one was Mary, wid. of Able Leonard, wh. he m. July 1691, and he had fourteen ch. but I kn. nothing of them, only that he d. 1728.

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BEDWELL, SAMUEL, Boston, m. 2 Feb. 1654 Mary Hodgkinson, perhaps had that SAMUEL, of Middletown, wh. d. Apr. 1715, or may be the same.

BEEBE, or BEEBY, JAMES, Hadley, m. 24 Oct. 1667, Mary, d. of Robert Boltwood, had Mary, b. 18 Aug. 1668, d. young; James, 9 Dec. 1669, d. young; Rebecca, 8 Dec. 1670; Samuel, 26 June 1672; and Mary, again, 1675. Perhaps, as this fam. soon rem. it may, in some branches, be found Bibby. James, Stratford, m. 19 Dec. 1679, Sarah, d. of the first Thomas Benedict, had Sarah, b. 13 Nov. 1680; and James; rem. to Norwalk, thence to Danbury, and may be the same as the foregoing. JOHN, New London 1651, m. Abigail, d. of James York of Stonington, had John, Benjamin, and Rebecca; was twenty yrs. serj. and in 1690 lieut., liv. to gr. age, d. a. 1708. His wid. d. 9 Mar. 1725, aged 86. Rebecca m. Richard Shaw of Easthampton, L. I. NaTHANIEL, New London, youngest br. of the preced. rem. 1670, or earlier, to Stonington, had prob. no ch. and d. 17 Dec. 1724, aged 93. SAMUEL, New London, br. of the preced. m. Agnes, d. of William Keeny, had also sec. w. Mary. His ch. were Samuel, William, Nathaniel, Thomas, Jonathan, Agnes, Ann, Susanna, and Mary; but I am unable to div. them betw. the ws. yet doubt not, that nearly all were by the first. He own. the chief part of Plumb Isl. and rem. to it, d. 1712, aged 91, leav. wid. Of the ds., Agnes m. John Daniels ; Ann m. Thomas Crocker; Susanna m. Aaron Fountain; and Mary m. Richard Tozer. THOMAS, New London 1651, br. of the preced. m. Milicent, wid. first of William Southmayd, and next of William Ash, d. of William Addis, had only s. Thomas, and ds. Hannah, wh. m. 1697, John Hawke; Milicent, wh. m. Nicholas Darrow; and Rebecca, wh. m. Nathaniel Holt; and he d. 1699. His s. wh. never m. d. 1727.

BEECHER, or BEACHER, ISAAC, New Haven, had Isaac, b. 18 Aug. 1650; Samuel, 17 Oct. 1652; and Eleazer, 8 Apr. 1655. Perhaps he had other ch. John and Joseph. His mo. Hannah, a wid. in her will, 1657, ment. two ch., this Isaac. and William Potter, s. of her former h. in Eng. In 1685 Isaac sen. Isaac jun. and Eleazer were proprs. His will was of 26 Sept. 1689; and inv. of 28 Aug. foll. ISAAC, New Haven, s. perhaps eldest of the preced. by w. Joanna had Isaac, b. 20 Oct. 1680; Ebenezer, 24 Feb. 1683; Joanna, and Hannah, prob. tw. bapt. 1685; John, 1689; Abigail, and Abiah, tw. b. 25 Sept. 1693; and Jemima, 12 Dec. 1696; and he d. 1708. JOHN, New Haven, br. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 9 Oct. 1671; Mary, 23 Feb. 1673; Elizabeth; Joanna, 21 July 1677; Sarah; Jemima, 11 Feb. 1681; Joseph, 13 Feb. 1684; and Ebenezer, 12 Apr. 1686; and d. 1712. THOMAS, Charlestown 1630, freem. 6 Nov. 1632, had been engage. as capt. of the Talbot, 1629, in bring. passeng. to our country, and next yr. with Winthrop's fleet, when his w. Christian, wh. had been w. of Thomas Copper of Wapping, near London (wh. left her a freehold est. at Harwich), came with him, and was of the first ten mem. of the ch. He was one of the earliest selectmen of the town, and at the first gen. ct. 14 May 1634, when repr. came, he was one (all former gen. ct. being inclus. of every freem. of the Col.), and serv. sev. foll. sessions, made capt. of the castle 1635, and d. 1637. His inv. 29 July of this yr. made by Ralph Sprague, Abram Palmer, and Thomas [[vol. 1, p. 154]] Ewer, shows £405.16s. His wid. became sec. w. of Nicholas Easton, and d. 20 Feb. 1665. No ch. of B. is seen on any rec. tho. Frothingham, 80, thinks Dr. Lyman Beecher, Y. C. 1797, a descend. prob. on recent suggest. But the progenit. of this disting. fam. was Isaac.

BEEDER, perhaps BEEDE, THOMAS, Newport 1639.

BEEFORD, RICHARD, Gloucester 1643, by w. Mary had John, b. 26 Oct. Mary, 26 June, Hannah, 25 Jan. but in either case the rec. gives not yr. yet allows us to assume that they were all bapt. 1647, and the roll goes on, Ruth, b. 23 Mar. 1648; Nathaniel, 30 Apr. 1650; and Richard, the last week of Apr. 1653.

BEERS, or BEERE, ANTHONY, Watertown 1646, by w Elizabeth had Samuel, b. 9 May 1647, d. soon; Ephraim, 5 July 1648; John, 20 Jan. 1652; Esther, 16 Oct. 1654; and Samuel, 2 May 1657, d. at four mos. beside three earlier ds. as Bond thinks, Elizabeth wh. m. 7 Apr. 1663, Henry Gooddin; Bethia, wh. m. 25 or 27 Mar. 1664, David, or Daniel Mettup, Medup, Medap, or Meddup, dates as well as names various in Bond; and Mary, wh. m. 1, or 19 Apr. 1665, John Smith; and was freem. 1657; rem. to Roxbury, and had Barnabas, 6 Sept. bapt. 17 Oct. 1658; rem. again to Fairfield, there was drown. bef. 1676. BARNABAS, Stratford, s. of Anthony, m. Apr. 1688, Elizabeth d. of John Wilcockson, had Mary, b. 5 Dec. 1689; Nathan, 1691; Josiah, Aug. 1693; and his w. d. Oct. 1694. ELIEZUR, Watertown, s. (Bond thinks eldest) of Capt. Richard, m. late in life, 21 Apr. 1690, Susanna, d. of Robert Harrington, wid. of John Cutting, and d. without issue, 5 Dec. 1701. His wid. m. 2, or 21 Jan. 1705 (Bond gives both dates), Peter Cloyes. ELNATHAN, Watertown, br. of the preced. m. a. 1681, Sarah, d. of Joseph Tainter, had Mary, b. Mar. 1682, d. soon; Richard, Feb. 1683, d. soon; Simon, 19 July 1684; Mary, again, 11 Feb. 1688; and Richard, again, 17 Feb. 1631. HENRY, Newport, perhaps br. of John of the same, m. 20 Sept. 1668, Patience, d. of Richard Scott, had Henry, b. 7 Sept. 1673; Catharine, 22 Oct. 1675; John, 29 Dec. 1678; Catharine, again, 25 Feb. 1681; Charles, 4 Sept. 1683; and Mary, 15 Sept. 1684. JAMES, Fairfield 1639, was not, in my opin. s. of Capt. Richard, as Cothren thinks (tho. he may have been br.), had good est. and d. Nov. 1694, leav. by his will, w. Martha; ds. Martha, w. of Joseph Bulkley; Deborah, w. of Samuel Hull; Elizabeth w. of John Darling; s. Joseph; and childr. of s. James, then dec. and his wid. Martha d. Feb. 1698. JAMES, Fairfield, s. of the preced. d. 1691, leav. ch. James, David, Sarah, and Mary. JOHN, Newport, was s. of Edward in Co. Dorset, m. 4 Sept. 1664, Patience, d. of Thomas Clifton, had Mary, b. 6 Aug. 1666; Edward, 1 Aug. 1669; and Patience, 6 Sept. 1671; and he d. that yr. at sea. 

JOHN, Gloucester, m. 20 Jan. 1673 Mary Fowler, had Joseph, b. 7 Dec. 1675. JOHN, Stratford, s. of Anthony, a soldier, severe. wound. at the gr. battle [[vol. 1, p. 155]] of Narragansett, 19 Dec. 1675, for wh. in 1677 he had gr. of relief; recov. so far as to have w. Mary, by her Samuel, b. 9 Nov. 1679, made his will 9 Feb. 1683, d. soon after. By that his prop. was giv. to w. and ch. but if Samuel d. young, part of it should go to br. Barnabas, he to pay portion to sis. Elizabeth Peck, and to sis. Johnson of Salem. JOSEPH, Fairfield, s. of the elder James, by w. Abigail had Joseph, b. 13 Mar. 1688; and d. early in 1697, leav. good est. and other ch. Abigail and James. PHILIP, Salem 1637. RICHARD, Marshfield 1636, bore arms 1643, was liv. in 1661, witness of will of John Rogers. RICHARD, Watertown, freem. 9 Mar. 1637, serv. in the Pequot war, was rep. 1663-75, had Sarah, bur. 10 Oct. 1639; Sarah, again, wh. m. 24 June 1660, Isaac Stearns, and next, 23 July 1677, Thomas Wheeler; Mary, b. 10 Mar. 1643, wh. m. Joseph Rice of Sudbury, as Bond thinks; Eliezur, wh. was made admin. joint. with his mo. of the will of f. Judith, b. 26 Mar. 1646, wh. m. an Allen; Elnathan, bef. ment.; Jabez, 4 Aug. 1661; Elizabeth wh. m. 25 May 1710, Samuel Ward, as his sec. w. Richard, 22 Oct. 1659; and Abigail, Apr. 1662, d. very soon. He was capt. and k. in Philip's war at Squakeag, now Northfield, 4 Sept. 1675, prob. hav. time only to make nuncup. will, after being wound. ROBERT, Rehoboth, m. 25 June 1673, Elizabeth Bullock, perhaps d. of Richard, had Benjamin, b. 6 June foll. and was k. by the Ind. 29 Mar. 1676. See Bliss in his valua. Hist. of Rehoboth, 96. THOMAS, New Haven 1654. Sometimes the name is Beares.

BEETFIELD, or BITFIELD, SAMUEL, Boston, constable 1652, d. 1 Sept. 1660, left wid. Elizabeth

BEHONEY, PETER, Watertown, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 12 Aug. 1688; and Peter, 13 Mar. 1690. Sarah m. 4 Aug. 1703 (bef. 15 yrs. old) George Robinson. PETER, Framingham, s. of the preced. m. 26 Jan. 1713, Bridget Beal, was liv. there 1747.

BEIGHTON, SAMUEL, Boston, cooper, by w. Ann had John, b. 19 Sept. 1684; Samuel, 6 Apr. 1686; Ann, 29 Jan. 1688; James, 28 Mar. 1690; and Ebenezer, 30 Sept. 1692, perhaps posthum. for admin. on est. of his f. was giv. to his mo. 21 Oct. foll.

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