Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
BILL, JAMES, Boston, came prob. with his mo. 1638, by w. Mehitable had James, b. 23 Nov. 1651; Jonathan; Joseph; and Joshua. He was freem. 1683. JOHN, Boston, came in the Hopewell, Capt. Bundocke, 1635, aged 13, emb. at London early in Apr. and may be the same wh. d. Dec. 1638. Among passeng. at London, the same week, by the Planter, in the custom ho. rec. is nam. Mary Bill, aged 11. JONATHAN, Boston, s. prob. of James, d. 1729, aged 77. JOSEPH, Boston, br. of the preced. was freem. 1690. PHILIP, New London, on Stonington side, came a. 1665, from Ipswich in Mass. bring., perhaps, Philip, Samuel, John, and Elizabeth had there Jonathan, bapt. 5 Nov. 1671; and Joshua, 29 Dec. 1675; and d. 8 July 1689, leav. wid. Hannah, wh. m. Samuel Buckland. PHILIP, New London, s. of the preced. was constab. 1689, on Groton side, had Margaret, wh. d. the same day with her gr.f. This fam. is still in Conn. SAMUEL, New London, br., I presume, of the preced. m. bef. 1670 prob. Mercy, d. of Richard Haughton, and no more is kn. to me. SAMUEL, Boston, s. of Thomas of the same, had w. Elizabeth and ch. Richard, and Samuel, wh. was old eno. to be m. 1702 to Sarah Shapley; and he d. 18 Aug. 1705. THOMAS, Boston, ar. co. 1657, m. 14 Jan. 1653, wid. Elizabeth Nicholas, and d. of William Sargent, brot. by him from London to Malden, had Samuel ; Sargent, b. 26 Feb. 1658; and his w. d. next week. By sec. w. Abigail, d. of Michael Willis, he had Sarah, b. 18 Sept. 1659; Mary, 15 Aug. 1661; Thomas, 24 Dec. 1664; Susanna, 18 Mar. 1666; Michael, 27 Dec. 1667; and Jacob, 31 Oct. 1669; was freem. 1671, and d. 29 Oct. 1696. Some presumpt. that he was br. of James is encourag. bec. both were memb. of the sec. ch.
BILLINGS, or BlLLlNG, EBENEZER, Dorchester, s. of Roger the first, m. Hannah, d. of John Wales, had Richard, b. 21 Sept. 1675, H. C. 1698, min. of Little Compton; Ebenezer, 13 July 1677; Zipporah, 20 [[vol. 1, p. 178]] Mar. 1679; Jonathan, 24 Apr. 1681, bapt. 17 July foll. at Roxbury; Elizabeth 8 Mar. 1683; Hepzibah, 11 May 1685; Mary, 22 June 1687; Benjamin, 31 May 1689; Samuel, 30 Apr. 1691; Beriah, and Bezaleel, tw. 24 Dec. 1692 ; Hannah, 3 Jan. 1697; and Elkanah, 1698. He was freem. 1690 ; and his wid. Hannah, d. 19 Oct. 1732. EBENEZER, Stonington, s. prob. of the first William of the same, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 7 Oct. 1681; Ebenezer, 1 Jan. 1684; William, 4 Apr. 1686; James, 4 Oct. 1688; Zipporah, 16 May 1691; Margaret, 11 Sept. 1693; Jemima, bapt. 26 May 1695; Increase, b. 15 May 1697; and Thankful, 5 July 1698. JOHN, Portsmouth 1640, was one of the ch. inhab. freem. 1660. Belkn. I. 28. JOHN, Concord, s. of Nathaniel, m. 11 Nov. 1661, Elizabeth Hastings, and d. 1704. JOSEPH, Braintree, gr.s. perhaps, of the first Roger, as in his will appears, by w. Hannah had Elizabeth b. 13 July 1691; Hannah, 23 Mar. 1693; and Joseph, 17 May 1695. NATHANIEL, Concord, freem. 2 June 1641, had Nathaniel, and John, wrote his name Billin, and d. 24 Aug. 1673. NATHANIEL, Concord, the freem. of 1673, was prob. s. of the preced. RICHARD, Hartford 1650, wh. as Hinman, 115, says, was in the Col. bef. 1640, rem. 1661, to Hadley, the w. side of the riv. that bec. Hatfield, there d. 13 Mar. 1679; and his w. Margery, by wh. he had only ch. Samuel, d. 5 Dec. foll. ROGER, Dorchester 1640, freem. 10 May 1643, by w. Mary had only Mary, b. 10 July 1643, wh. d. in few mos. and the w. liv. not long. By sec. w. Hannah, he had Mary, again, bapt. 23 Nov. 1645; Hannah; Joseph; Ebenezer; Samuel; both bapt. 26 Oct. 1651; Roger, b. 18 Nov. 1657; Elizabeth 27 Oct. 1659; and Zipporah, 21 May 1662, d. at 14 yrs. This w. d. 20 May 1662 or 3; and by third w. Elizabeth d. of John Pratt, wh. outliv. him, had Jonathan, wh. d. 14 Jan. 1678; and the f. d. 15 Nov. 1683, by his will provid. for w. Joseph, s. of dec s. Joseph; his own Ebenezer and Roger; s.-in-law, John Penniman, wh. had m. 24 Feb. 1665, his d. Hannah; and d. Mary with her s. Moses. She had m. 15 Dec. 1663, Samuel Belcher of Braintree. Seven pages in Thayer's Genealog. Reg. are fill. by his descend. ROGER, Dorchester, s. of the preced. m. 22 Jan. 1678, Sarah, d. of the first Stephen Paine of Braintree, had Hannah, b. 21 Jan. 1679; Joseph, 27 May 1681; John, 10 Mar. 1683; Roger, 9 Jan. 1685; William, 27 July 1686; Sarah, 27 Feb. 1689; Stephen, 27 Aug. 1691; Moses, 20 Nov. 1696; Ann, 4 Aug. 1698; Abigail, 15 Feb. 1700; Elizabeth 11 Jan. 1702; and Isaac, 9 July 1703, H. C. 1724. All these ch. were liv. at the d. of their mo. 19 Sept. 1742. But the newspaper that relates the dec. of the wid. does not inform us when the f. d. yet it magnifies the wonder by mak. as many ds. as 6. fourteen in all, and all alive.
SAMUEL, Newport 1655, m. 5 Jan. 1658, Seaborn, d. of Richard Tew, had Amie, b. 20 Oct. foll.; Mary, 5 Apr. 1662; and perhaps more on Friends' rec. at R. I. SAMUEL, Hadley, s. of Richard of the same, m. [[vol. 1, p. 179]] 1661, Sarah, d. of Richard Fellows, had Sarah, wh. d. 15 July 1674; Samuel, b. 8 Jan. 1665; Ebenezer, 29 Oct. 1669; Richard, 7 Apr. 1672; John, 11 Oct. 1671; and Sarah, again, 1676; and he d. Feb. 1678. His s. John was k. by the Ind. 15 July 1698. Descend. are very num. in that region. WILLIAM, Dorchester, or perhaps Braintree, a propr. 1654, of Lancaster, m. at D. 12 Feb. 1658, Mary, whose surname is not seen in the rec. Perhaps he rem. to New London, where Miss Caulkins shows a William, in 1667, fined for neglect of train. and very soon after to Stonington, there had William, Joseph, Mary, and Lydia, bapt. 1 Sept. 1672. Of these Mary d. young, and Joseph, prob. bef. his f. Ano. Mary he brot. to bapt. 14 Mar. 1675. He d. 16 Mar. 1713, in his will ment. as his ch. William, Ebenezer, and six ds. but their names are not read. Perhaps this last period may refer to WILLlAM, Stonington, s. proh. of the preced. wh. by w. Hannah had Abigail, and Dorothy, perhaps not tw. but bapt. 1 July 1677; Elizabeth 25 Sept. 1679; Patience, 4 Mar. 1683; Joseph, and Mary, 29 May 1692; and Prudence, 9 Dec. 1694. Gr. in 1829, Farmer found eight at Yale, four at Harv. and three at other N. E. coll.
BILLINGTON, FRANCIS, Plymouth, younger s. of John, b. in Eng. m. 1634, Christian, wid. of Francis Eaton, rem. bef. 1648, to Yarmouth, and Gov. Bradford, in 1650, tells, that he had eight ch. Of them I can hardly name half, and the order is imperf. ascertain. One was, I presume, Rebecca, b. 8 June 1647; but older must have been Martha, wh. m. 10 Jan. 1661, Samuel Eaton; older than her, perhaps, was Isaac, one of the found. of the first ch. at Middleborough, wh. d. 11 Dec. 1709, aged 66; ano. whose name appears not on the rec. was b. 25 Feb. 1652; and Mary, wh. m. 27 June 1681, John Martin, perhaps as sec. w. JOHN, Plymouth 1620, came in the Mayflower with w. Helen, and two s. John, wh. d. bef. his f. but after the div. of cattle in 1627, and Francis, bef. ment. He was hang. for murder in 1630, of John Newcomen. See Bradford's Hist. 276, and Winthrop I. 36. THOMAS, Exeter 1650, d. at Taunton, Apr. 1662.
BILLS, or BILLES, MATTHEW, Dover 1654. ROBERT, Charlestown, came 1635, in the Pied Cow, a husbandman, aged 32, and d. 15 Dec. of the same yr. Admin. of his est. was giv. 1638 to John Knowles, wh. had, prob. in Eng. m. his sis. wid. of Ephraim Davis. See Geneal. Reg. XII. 54. But of John Knowles's resid. we can be sure of no more, than that it was not Watertown. THOMAS, Barnstable, perhaps s. of William, m. 3 Oct. 1672, Ann, prob. d. of William Twining, had Ann, b. 28 June 1673; and Elizabeth 23 Aug. 1675. His w. d. nine days after, and he m. 2 May 1676, Joanna Twining,, d. of ano. William and niece of the former w. had Nathaniel, 25 June 1677; Mary, 14 Apr. 1679; Mehitable, 26 Mar. 1681; Thomas, 22 Mar. 1684; Gershom, 5 June [[vol. 1, p. 180]] 1686; and Joanna, 2 Dec. 1688. Most of these were b. at Eastham. WILLIAM, Barnstable 1640, one of the first sett.
BlNGHAM, NATHANIEL, Windham, s. of Thomas the first, m. 25 July 1705, Sarah Lobdell, had Isaac, b. 1 July 1709; Mehitable, 21 Nov. 1713; and Jeremiah, 27 Jan. 1716; was deac. and d. 16 Dec. 1754. His wid. d. 28 June 1763. THOMAS, Norwich, m. 12 Dec. 1666, Mary Rudd, had Thomas, b. 11 Dec. 1667; Abel, 25 June 1669; Mary, July 1672; Jonathan, 15 Apr. 1674; Ann, Aug. 1677; Abigail, 4 Nov. 1679; Nathaniel, 3 Oct. 1681; Deborah, 18 Dec. 1683; Samuel, 28 Mar. 1685; Joseph, 15 Jan. 1688; and Stephen, Apr. 1690; rem. to Windham, there was deac. and d. 16 Jan. 1730, aged a. 88. His w. had d. 4 Aug. 1726, a. 78 yrs. old. THOMAS, Norwich, s. of the preced. m. 17 Feb. 1692, Hannah, d. of William Backus, and d. 1 Apr. 1710. Caulkins.
BINGLEY, THOMAS, Boston 1665, m. 1673, Abigail, d. of Thomas Buttolph, wid. of David Saywell. WILLIAM, Newbury 1659, m. 27 Feb. 1660, Elizabeth Preston, had William, b. 24 Feb. 1662; and prob. Elizabeth wh. m. John Chase.
BINNEY, JOHN, Hull 1679, may have come few yrs. bef. by w. Mercy had John, b. 31 May 1680; Samuel, 1681; Mercy, 15 Dec. 1682; Isaac, 25 June 1685; Thomas, 3 Feb. 1687; and Elizabeth 3 Dec. 1690, Th. m. 12 Dec. 1710 George Vickers of H. He d. 10 Nov. 1698, and his wid. Mary d. 19 Jan. 1709. JOHN, Hull, s. of the preced. m. 3 May 1704, Hannah, d. prob. of the sec. Thomas Paine of the same, had John, b. 23 Apr. 1705; Joshua, 26 Jan. 1707; Mercy, 5 May 1709, d. at 17 yrs.; Amos, 5 Feb. 1711; Elkanah, 28 Dec. 1715; Hannah, 18 Oct. 1717; Dorcas, 20 June 1721; Barnabas, 22 Mar. 1723; and Phebe, 11 Nov. 1725; was deac. 1734, town clk. and treas. m. sec. w. Nov. 1757, Sarah Crosby, and d. 30 June 1759. Amos was progenit. of the Boston fam. and Barnabas was gr.f. of the disting. lawyer of Phila. Horace, H. C. 1797, LL. D. SAMUEL, HUll, br. of the preced. m. 11 Nov. 1701, Rebecca Vickers, and d. 12 Feb. 1724, had Elizabeth b. 25 Dec. 1702; Samuel, 4 Dec. 1704; Isaac, 19 Dec. 1706; Rebecca; and Caleb. THOMAS, Boston, br. of the preced. by w. Margaret, wh. d. 16 Sept. 1743, had eleven ch. of wh. Jonathan was one, wh. went to Halifax, N. S. 1753, and was progenit. of the films. in that prov. of this name.
BINKS, or BINCKS, sometimes BRINKS, BRYAN, Boston, with Peter Johnson, was agent of the husbandmen's comp. of adventurers, whose little vessel, the Plough, from London, with ten passeng. 1632, was disabl. on the voyage from Boston to the W. I. therefore put back, and was here brok. up. From Eng. she had come to Sagadahoc. He went to Virg. Winth I. 58 and 60.
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BINNS, JONAS, Dover 1648.
BINSON. See Benson.
BIRCH, JONATHAN, Dorchester 1667, was prob. s. of Thomas. SIMON, Mass. 1635. Felt. THOMAS, Dorchester, wh. d. 3 Oct. 1657, in his will of 4 June 1654, speaks of six ch. tho. Joseph (eldest s. perhaps eldest ch. hav. double portion), Jeremiah, and Mary only are nam. No dates of the b. of either being kn. I much incline to suppose, that some, if not all, were b. in Eng. THOMAS, Swanzey, m. 24 Jan. 1684, Bathsheba Sanford.
BIRCHARD, BURCHARD, or BIRCHALL, JAMES, Norwich, s. of John of the same, m. 17 Mar. 1696, Elizabeth d. prob. of sec. Matthew Beckwith, had, beside sev. ds. whose names are not seen, James, b. 1699; Matthew, 1702; John, 1704; and Daniel, 1718; was liv. 1745, then call. "old James B." JOHN, Boston 1655, s. of Thomas, b. in Eng. m. 22 July 1653, Christian Andrews, rem. to Norwich bf. 1660, had Thomas, b. Oct. 1654, d. at four yrs.; Catharine, 1656, d. soon; John, 1657, d. next yr.; John, again, 1659, d. young; Mary 1661, d. young; Samuel, 15 July 1663; James, 16 July 1665; Abigail, Nov. 1667; Thomas, again, Jan. 1669; John, again, Feb. 1671; Joseph, Feb. 1673; Benjamin, 1675, d. same yr.; Mary, again, June 1677; and Daniel, Nov. 1680. He was a man of note and action clk. of the County Ct. in 1673, in 1692, was one of the purch. of Lebanon, with youngest three s. rem. to plant the town, and d. there 17 Nov. 1702, leav. wid. Jane, wh. may have been mo. of none of these ch. See Caulkins, Hist. of Norwich, 98. SAMUEL, New London, s. of John of Norwich, m. a. 1695, Ann, d. of David Caulkins of the same, had Samuel, bapt. 2 May 1697; and Ann, 26 Oct. 1701; and prob. he rem. THOMAS, Roxbury, came in the Truelove from London 1635, aged 40, with w. Mary, 38, and prob. ch. Elizabeth 13; Mary, 12; Sarah, 9; Susan, 8; John, 7; and Ann, 18 mos. was adm. freem. 17 May 1637; when the spell. is Bircher, yet in the custom ho. rec. at London was giv. Burchard, and he wrote it Birchwood; rem. to Hartford, where he had been an original propr. tho. not a first sett. again rem. to Saybrook, of wh. he was rep. 1650 and 1, and d. 1684. Plausib. conject. may be rais. that he went back to R. where it appears by the ch. rec. "goodw. Birchard was bur. 24 Mar. 1655," and as the town rec. is silent, it would be thot. that she was on a visit to her old friends, and it might be suggest. that they liv. within the edge of Dorchester, where the rec. gives dec. of one Thomas B. 3 Oct. 1637. Sarah m. 1647, at Hartford, Bartholomew Barnard. See Porter, 9, 23, and 43; and Hawes, 79. THOMAS, Norwich, s. of John of the same, m. 1708, Sarah Webb, had Thomas, b. next yr. but no more can be found of him.
BIRD, JAMES, Hartford 1657, s. of Thomas the first, was adm. freem. [[vol. 1, p. 182]] 21 May of that yr. with his br. Joseph, m. 31 Mar. 1657, Lydia Steele, d. of John of Farmington, whither he rem. had James; Thomas; Hannah; Rebecca; Lydia; Mehitable, bapt. 12 Mar. 1682; and Elizabeth 23 Nov. 1684. He d. 1708; but his wid. Lydia liv. to 1759, as is said; no doubt, however, without truth. JAMES, Dorchester, s. of Thomas of the same, was a tanner, had w. Mary, and ch. James, bapt. 16 Feb. 1673; Eunice, 23 July 1682; Ebenezer, 10 Feb. 1684; a d. Bebee, 22 Aug. 1686; Priscilla, 20 May 1688; and Henry, 23 Mar. 1690; was freem. 1690, d. 1 Sept. 1733. NATHANIEL, Ipswich, had gr. of ld. 1641, yet prob. Farmer mistook the Christian name; and there was at I. that yr. a wid. B. JOHN, adm. freem. of Mass. 1645, of wh. I can find no more. JOHN, Dorchester, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Elizabeth d. of Richard Williams of Taunton, had John, bapt. 14 Apr. 1672; Abiel, 27 Apr. 1673; Damaris, b. 18, bapt. 19 Sept. 1675; Hannah, bapt. 23 Dec. 1677; a ch. wh. name is not seen, 16 May 1680; Elizabeth 7 Jan. 1683; Deiton, a d. 23 Oct. 1687; and Silence, 2 Feb. 1690; was selectman 1694, 5 and 6, and d. 2 Aug. 1732. His w. had d. 20 Oct. 1724, aged 77. JOSEPH, Hartford, s. of the first Thomas, had Elizabeth, Samuel, Nathaniel, Thomas, James, Joseph, Mary, and Mindwell. In 1679 he liv. at Farmington, where the last nam. ch. was bapt. 27 Feb. 1681; and d. 1695. SIMON, Boston, came 1635, aged 20, in the Susan and Ellen, from London, where he had learn. bad tricks, for in Oct. of that yr. he was sentenc. to be whip. tho. not the worst of a set of boys, that ran away from their master, stole a boat, etc. See Col. Rec. I. 162. He liv. at Winisemit, or Rumney marsh, now Chelsea, was freem. 1644, but excommun. in July 1646, restor. soon after, and sober eno. to be made constable 1655, rem. to Billerica, there d. 7 July 1666. His will, of 4 Jan. preced. names sev. cousins, but no ch. and made his w. Mary extrix. THOMAS, Hartford, d. bef. 1653, leav. beside James and Joseph, bef. ment. two ds. wh. all mov. to Farmington, and there all four had fams. Thomas, Scituate 1627, or later, tho. in his Hist. 221, Deane ment. a tradit. in favor of 1623, wh. he did not stigmatize as he should. THOMAS, Dorchester, 1640, by w. Ann, wh. d. 20 Aug. 1673, had Thomas, b. 4 May 1640, bapt. 18 July 1641; John, 11 Mar. 1642, bapt. that yr.; Samuel, 1644, bapt. that yr.; James, 1647; Sarah, bapt. 12 Aug. 1649, wh. d. 2 Apr. 1669; and Joseph, wh. d. 26 Sept. 1665. He made his will, 12 July 1666, and d. 8 June foll. in his 64th yr. THOMAS, Dorchester, eldest s. of the preced. a tanner, m. 2 Apr. 1665, Thankful, d. of Humphrey Atherton, had Joseph, Thankful, Sarah, Thomas, Ann, Mary, Submit, and Mercy, all bapt. 24 June 1683, "the mo. very lately adm. to full commun."; Patience, 9 Dec. foll. and Benjamin, 6 June 1686, "then 2 or 3 mos. old." He was freem. 1690, and d. 30 Jan. 1710, and his wid. [[vol. 1, p. 183]] d. 11 Apr. 1719, aged 77 yrs. Of this name, in 1829, Farmer found gr. four at Yale, two at Harv. and two at other coll. in N. E.
BIRDEN, JOHN, a gr. of Harv. Coll. 1647, went to Eng. to exercise his faculties, indicat. by Italic types, and that is all that is kn. of him.
BIRDLEY, GILES, Ipswich 1648, had w. Elizabeth and ch. Andrew, b. Sept. 1657; James, 10 Feb. 1660; Giles, 13 July 1662; and John; and d. 1668. His will of 18 July was pro. 20 Sept. in that yr. TYLER, Ipswich 1648, br. perhaps of the preced. if such be the true spell. of the surname, of which some doubt is felt. Mr. Hammatt, the judicious critic, of Ipswich annals, thot. it the same as Burley.
BIRDSALL. See Burdsall.
BIRDSEYE, JOHN, Milford 1639, rem. with w. Philippa, bef. 1649 to Stratford, there was emin. for serv. in ch. and town. Trumbull, I. 109. He d. acc. fam. rec. a 1694, aged 73. In his will of 22 Aug. 1689 he names sec. w. Alice Tomlinson, wid. of Henry, m. Oct. 1688, and confirms their contr. of m. also ment. s. John, b. Mar. 1642; and d. Joanna, Nov. 1642, w. of Timothy Wilcockson, m. 28 Dec. 1664. JOHN, Stratford 1668, was s. of the preced. m. 11 Dec. 16669, Phebe, d. of William Willcockson, had Hannah, b. Feb. 1671; Mary, Nov. 1675; Sarah, Mary 1678, d. next yr.; Abel, Nov. 1679; Joseph, Feb. 1682; and Dinah, 1688; and d. 1697. He wid. d. 20 Sept. 1743, aged 92. d. Feb. 1698, leav. wid. Phebe, and ch. Hannah, aged 26; Abel, 19; Joseph, 16; and Dinah, 9 yrs. Rev. Nathan, Yale 1736, d. 1818 at S. in 103d yr. Variat. in spell. this name shows Birdsey and Burdsie.
BIRGE, DANIEL, Windsor, s. of Richard, m. 5 Nov. 1668, Deborah, d. of Thomas Holcomb, had Elizabeth b. 25 Apr. 1670; d. young; Deborah 26 Nov. 1671; Elizabeth again, 3 Feb. 1675; Mary, 25 Dec. 1677; Daniel, 16 Sept. 1680; and Abigail, June 1685. The w. d. 26 May foll. and by sec. w. he had John, 19 Sept. 1689; Cornelius, 30 July 1694; and Esther, 1697. He d. 26 Jan. 1698, when the eight ch. were liv. to partake est. with the wid. JOHN, Windsor, br. of the preced. m. 28 May 1679, Hannah, youngest d. of Robert Watson of the same, had John, b. 4 Feb. 1680; Hannah, 1681; but Stiles says, 17 June 1682;--also, for 1685, he has 22 Sept. 1686;--also, for 1687, 9 Sept. 1688. Jeremiah, 1685; and Mary, 1687. His w. d. 24 July 1690; and he d. 2 Dec. 1697, leav. no other ch. JOSEPH, Windsor, youngest br. of the preced. had w. Mary, wh. d. 11 Apr. 1690. He d. Dec. 1705, and next mo. his s. Joseph chose a guardn. Other ch. he had elder, but their names are unkn. RICHARD, Windsor 1636, so that we may judge he had been of Dorchester, m. 5 Oct 1641, Elizabeth only d. of William Gaylord, had Daniel, b. 24 Nov. 1644; Elizabeth 28 July 1646, d. soon; Jeremy, 6 May 1648, wh. was k. 22 Oct. 1668, by fall of a tree; John, 14 Jan. 1650; and Joseph, 2 Nov. 1651, in wh. yr. the f. d. The wid. m. 22 Apr. 1653, Thomas Hoskins. But the valua. Hist. of V. 538, strange. makes this Richard. to be Daniel.
BISBEE, or BISBY. See Besbedge.
BISCOE. See Briscoe.
BISCON, ISAAC, Boston, no doubt a Huguenot from France, came 1690, with w. and was adm. a resid. 1 Feb. 1691. I kn. no more.
BISHOP, EDWARD, Salem 1639, had there bapt. Hannah, 12 Apr. 1646; Edward, 23 Apr. 1648; and Mary, 12 Oct. 1651; and was one [[vol. 1, p. 184]] of the found. of the ch. 1667, at Beverly. Those ch. were, prob. all by w. Hannah, and her d. Hannah m. William Raymond. His sec. w. was Bridget Oliver.--also, aft. Sarah add Wild, d. of William of Ipswich. With his w. Sarah he was imprison. on charge of witchcraft, Apr. 1692, yet, happily, they were not too old to escape by break. gaol, for wh. their prop. was seiz. and by s. Samuel redeem. He went to Rehoboth, where no witchcr. was thot. of. Felt calls the name Edmund once, but in three places after gives it as here. One Bridget B. w. of his f. no doubt, of the same town had been charg. with the same damnable offence in 1680; when the great adversary was foil. but he easily prevail. with the judges, in June 1692, when the poor woman was so much more infirm, to consent to her being hanged. HENRY, Newport 1639. HENRY, New Haven, took o. of fidel. 1644, and was farmer for Rev. John Davenport. His w. Patience d. 24 July 1655; and his s. John d. 1661, unm. HENRY, Ipswich, perhaps br. of Nathaniel, m. at Boston, 20 Feb. 1657, wid. Elizabeth Wilbore, and d. bef. 1664. JAMES, New Haven 1648, was secr. of the Col. 1651, rep. 1665 in the first sess. after the union with Conn. Assist. 1668, and Dep. Gov. 1683 until his d. 22 June 1691; but rec. says 24 June 1692. He had b. at Branford, Hannah, 29 May, bapt. at N. H. 1 June 1651; others b. at N. H. Grace, 17 Jan. 1653, bapt. prob. 20 Feb. foll. certain. not 30, as print. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 358; Sarah, 28, bapt. 29 July 1655; Elizabeth 3 July 1657, not seen among, the bapt.; Abigail, 30 Oct. 1659, bapt. 22 Jan. foll.; John, 17 May 1662, not seen among the bapt.; Ruth, 22 Nov. 1664, bapt. 12 Dec. foll. the w. Mary having d. 26 Nov. He m. 12 Dec. 1665, Elizabeth d. of Micah Tompkins of Milford, and had Samuel 21, bapt. prob. 25 Nov. 1666; Mary, b. 14 Mar. 1669; James, 27 July 1671; and Rebecca, 10 Dec. 1673. His wid. d. 25 Oct. 1703. All the eleven ch. are nam. in his will. Some of the days giv. for bapt. in Geneal. Reg. we kn. are wrong, bec. they were not Sundays, and exc. on this day no such cerem. could be perform. as by Davenport hims. we may be taught, in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 61. In those cases the nearest first day of the week is substitut. by me. See Trumbull, I. 336. Hannah m. 12 Aug. 1669, John Morris; Elizabeth m. 12 Sept. 1677, Eleazer Giles, as his sec. w. Abigail m. 18 Nov. 1686, John Talmage; Ruth, m. 21 Oct. 1692, Nathaniel Yale; and Rebecca m. 14 Nov. 1695, Samuel Thompson. JAMES, Duxbury 1679, was liv. 1710, and Winsor, as his ch. counts Ebenezer, Abigail, John, and Hudson. JAMES, New Haven, youngest s. of James the first, m. 11 Dec. 1695, Abigail Bennett, had Elizabeth b. 6 Dec. foll.; Mary 1 June 1698; James, 4 Oct. 1700; Rebecca, 29 Nov. 1703; Abigail, 1 Sept. 1707; Ruth, 19 May 1709; and Joy, 28 May 1711. He prob rem. to Stamford. JOB, Ipswich 1648, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Elizabeth d. of Rev. George Phillips one that he brot. from Eng. had prob. only Elizabeth wh. d. 27 Feb. 1652; but by sec. w. had Dinah, b. 19 June 1657; Sarah, 19 May 1659; and Hannah, 24 Dec. 1662. JOHN, Newbury, a carpenter, m. Oct. 1647, Rebecca, wid. of Samuel Scullard, wh. may have d. in Eng. and d. of Richard Kent of N. had John, b. 19 Sept. 1648; Rebecca, 15 May 1650; Joanna, 24 Apr. 1652; Hannah, 10 Dec. 1653; Elizabeth 31 Aug. 1655, d. next yr.; Jonathan, 11 Jan. 1657; Noah, 20 June 1658; and David, 26 Aug. 1660; rem. first to Nuntucket, thence, with other neighb. 1667, to found the town of Woodbridge, N. J. from wh. He was the first rep. in the Assemb. 1668, under Gov. Carteret a counsel. 1672, and d. 1684. His s. John, of Rahway, was of Gov. Hamilton's counc. 1693. See Whitehead's E. Jersey, 42, 52, 77, and 134.
JOHN, Boston 1644, [[vol. 1, p. 185]] was chos. min. at Stamford, whither he went on foot, had w. Rebecca, and ch. Stephen, Joseph, Ebenezer, Benjamin, beside one, perhaps nam. Whiting, that d. early, all ment. in his will. For sec. w. he had Joanna, d. of Capt. Thomas Willet, wid. of Rev. Peter Prudden of Milford. His will, made 16 Nov. 1694, pro. 12 Mar. foll. instructs us as to these ws. and his ch. wh. were all by the first. As early as 1610 he had been at Taunton. He preach. near 50 yrs. wrote a Latin epit. on Richard Mather (whence a presumpt. arises, that he was from Dorchester), wh. may be read in the Magnalia of the gr.s. cap. 20 of III. or p. 131. But the dignity of the subject, the value of the poetry, or even his serv. in the ch. was less operative, I suppose, in draw. this compliment to bishop, than the pun on his name, for he is made, in that immortal work, to sign, J. Episcopius. JOHN, Guilford 1639, had w. Ann, s. John, and Stephen, and d. bef. 7 Jan. 1661, when his inv. was taken. They are nam. in the will of the wid. pro. June 1676 at Hartford; as also her s.-in-law, James Steele, wh. had m. 18 Oct. 1651, I suppose, her d. Bethia; gr.d. Elizabeth Hubbard, perhaps d. of George. JOHN, Guilford 1648, s. of the preced. was b. in Eng. m. 13 Dec. 1650, Susanna, d. of Henry Goldham, had Mary, b. 28 Nov. 1652; John; Nathaniel; Susanna; Elizabeth; Samuel, 28 Oct. 1670; Sarah, 22 Jan. 1674; and Abigail, 25 June 1680; and he d. Oct. 1683. His wid. d. 1 Nov. 1703, and the partition of her est. Jan. 1704, gives ano. s. Daniel, and shows how some of the ds. were m. Mary Field had bef. been w. of John Hodgkin, and of Isaac Johnson, as is said; Susanna Blatchley was w. of Moses; Elizabeth Scranton was perhaps wid. of the sec. John of G. wh. had prob. m. her as wid. of Thomas Clark of the same; and the other two ds. were unm. as presum. from no surnames being giv. JOHN, Salem, k. by the Ind. 17 Apr. 1689. Perhaps he was s. of the sec. Edward, or his br.JOHN, New Haven 1689, eldest s. of the first James, m. Abigail, d. of Nathaniel Willet of Hartford, and I hear no more, exc. as by the diligence of Mr. White taught, that he had Nathaniel, b. 15 Mar. 1691; Abigail, 5 June 1692; John, 1 Nov. 1693; Nathaniel, again, 5 Oct. 1695; Willet, 17 Oct. 1697; James, 17 Feb. 1700; Thomas, 10 Dec. 1701; Jeremiah, 7 Nov. 1703; Sarah, 29 Nov. 1705; Dinah, 1 Mar. 1708; and Ebenezer, 29 July 1710. In this yr. the f. d. and all the ch. exc. Nathaniel and Thomas, surv. JOSEPH, Stamford, assum. to be one of the early sett. with Denton; but as the name is never found, exc. once, and this is recent date, I doubt, that the Rev. John is meant in that place.NATHANIEL, Boston, currier, as early as 1634, own. a lot at Ipswich 1638, but seems to have prefer. B. freem. 1645, by w. Alice, d. of James Mattocks, had Sarah, b. 20 Mar. 1635; Ruth, 14 Apr. 1639; Joseph, 14 July 1642; Benjamin, 31 May, bapt. 2 June 1644; John, 29 bapt. 31 Jan. 1647; beside Samuel, whose d. by the more ancient copy of our rec. (for we have no orig. for very many yrs.) 7 Mar. 1647, is made the day of his b. by the absurdity of more recent copy; in his room was b. ano. Samuel, perhaps the same yr.; Hannah, bapt. 11 Feb. 1649, at 7 days old; and Rebecca, b. 8 Apr. 1652. When he d. is unkn. but his wid. m. 22 Nov. 1659, John Lewis. Sarah m. 18 Sept. 1654, Samuel Bucknell, and Ruth m. 15 Apr. 1656, John Pierce.
RICHARD, Salem 1635, freem. 18 May 1642, d. 30 Dec. 1674. His first w. wh. brot. him Thomas, John, Nathaniel, beside a d. to m. John Dorland, perhaps ano. [[vol. 1, p. 186]] w. of John Bly, was the wid. of Richard King, (in whose right he had admin. on King's est. gr. 2 June 1660, and she d. 24 Aug. 1658; and he next m. 12 or 22 July 1660, Mary, wid. of William Gott. His s. Nathaniel and John went to Southampton on L. I. Mr. Felt says. RICHARD, Plymouth, was unhapp. m. 5 Dec. 1644, to Alice wid. of George Clark, and she was hang. Oct. 1648 for murder of Martha Clark her ch. SAMUEL, Boston, s. of Nathaniel of the same, or perhaps of Thomas, was gr. H. C. 1665; and mark. as d. 1687 by the latest catal. yet in an earlier one, was said to d. 1703. SAMUEL, Bradford, s. of Thomas of Ipswich, by w. Esther had John, wh. was a physician at Medford; and d. Mar. 1681. SAMUEL, New Haven, sec. s. of James the first, m. 14 Nov. 1695, Hannah, wid. prob. of Enos Talmage, had Hannah, b. 3 Sept. 1696; Samuel, 18 July 1698; Ann, 25 June 1700; Job, 6 Mar. 1702; and Elizabeth 16 Apr. 1704. His w. d. 10 Feb. 1744, and he d. 12 Mar. 1748. STEPHEN, Guilford 1650, s. of John first of the same, b. in Eng. m. 4 May 1654, Tabitha Wilkinson, had Stephen, b. 20 Dec. 1655; Tabitha, 14 Sept. 1657; Caleb, 24 Jan. 1660; David, 8 Dec. 1663, d. young; Mehitable, 12 Sept. 1668; Hannah, 27 Mar. 1671, d. young; Josiah, 20 Mar. 1674, d. young; Ebenezer, 5 Aug. 1675; and James, 18 Aug. 1678. He d. 1 Aug. 1690, and his wid. d. 21 Dec. 1692, the six liv. ch. being all nam. in the wills of both f. and mo. Tabitha m. Nathaniel Foote; and Mehitable m. 1704, John Whitehead. THOMAS, Ipswich 1636, was perhaps br. of Nathaniel, rep. 1666, d. 7 Feb. 1671, leav. wid. Margaret, wh. rem. to Boston, and ch. Samuel, John, Thomas, Job, and Nathaniel, with large est. THOMAS, Salem, s. of Richard of the same, had Richard, but Felt could give no date. THOMAS, Roxbury, by w. Prudence, wh. d. 8 Oct. 1680, by ch. rec. but 11 by town rec. had Thomas, b. 30 Sept. bapt. 3 Oct. preced. and ano. w. E:liz. was bur. 11 Dec. 1681; and he m. 7 June 1683, Ann, or Hannah Gary, wh. d. 16 Sept. 1691, and he d. 29 June 1727, aged 81 by the gr.stone. Perhaps he was s. of the first Thomas. TOWNSEND, Salem, freem. 2 Sept. 1635, rep. 1636, 7 and 40, had Leah, bapt. 19 June 1637; and John, 31 July 1642; but was censur. in 1645 for slighting that ordin. Of this name, in 1833, had been gr. seven at Yale, and seven at other N. E. coll.
BISS, JAMES, Boston, by w. Jemima had Martha, b. 23 Feb. 1668. BISSELL, BENJAMIN, Windsor, s. of Thomas of the same, d. 5 May 1698, leav. good est. with wid. Abigail, wh. is thot. to have been d. of Thomas Allyn, and to have m. as his sec. w. after d. of Bissell, Rev. John Williams of Deerfield. JACOB, Simsbury, s. of Samuel of Windsor, had w. Mary, and s. Jacob, b. 8 June 1694, wh. d. at 16 yrs. and the f. d. 1 Aug. 1694. His wid. m. 1698, Peter Buell. JOHN, Windsor 1639, the progenit. of many disting. men, is said to have come from Eng. with Rev. Ephraim Mewett, was rep. 1648-57, and d. 3 Oct. 1677, aged 85, had John, Thomas, Samuel, Nathaniel, Mary, and Joice, of wh. Nathaniel, b. 24, bapt. 27 Sept. 1640, was perhaps the only one b. on our side of the ocean. His w. d. [[vol. 1, p. 187]] 21 May foll. and his next w. d. 29 Nov. 1665; but of both the names are unkn. Mary m. 12 Apr. 1649, Jacob Drake, and Joice m. 17 Nov. 1665, Samuel Pinney. JOHN, Windsor, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 17 June 1658, Isabel, d. of Maj. John Mason, had Mary, b. 22 Feb. 1659; John, 4 May 1661; Daniel, 29 Sept. 1663; Dorothy, 10 Aug. 1665; Josiah, 10 Oct. 1670; Hezekiah, 30 Apr. 1673; Ann, 28 Apr. 1675; and Jeremiah, 22 June 1677. He liv. long, rem. to Lebanon, thence to Coventry, and d. 1693. JOHN, Windsor, s. of Samuel, m. 26 Aug. 1680, Abigail, d. of William Filley, had Abigail, b. 3 Aug. 1681; and John, 1683; and d. early in 1685, his inv. being of 27 Jan. JOSEPH, Windsor, s. of Thomas of the same, had Joseph, b. early in 1688; Benoni, 1689; and d. that yr. at Simsbury. NATHANIEL, Windsor, s. of John the first, m. 25 Sept. 1662 Mindwell, youngest d. of deac. John Moore, had Mindwell, b. 3 Oct. 1663; Nathaniel, 7 Jan. 1666; Jonathan, 3 July 1668, d. young; Hannah, 12 Jan. 1671; Abigail, 14 Sept. 1673, d. young; Jonathan, again, 14 Feb. 1675; Abigail, again, 9, bapt. 11 Mar. 1677; Elizabeth 15 Mar. 1679; and 18 Nov. David, 1682. His w. d. 24 Nov. 1682, and he m. Dorothy, d. of Rev. James Fitch, had a s. wh. d. without name, 14 Aug. 1684; and Dorothy, 27 Dec. 1686. This w. d. 28 June 1691, but the d. of h. Stiles makes 12 Mar. 1714. SAMUEL, Windsor, br. of the preced. prob. b. in Eng. m. 11 June 1658, Abigail, d. of Thomas Holcomb, had l John, b. 5 Apr. 1659; Abigail, 6 July 1661; Jacob, 28 Mar. 1664; Mary, 15 Sept. 1666; Samuel, 11 Jan. 1669, d. at 29 yrs. leav. wid. Mary, and ch. unb. Mary; Benajah, 30 June 1671, wh. d. bef. his f. Joshua; Elizabeth 4 Jan. 1678; Deborah, 29 Oct. 1679; and Hannah, 18 Sept. 1682. His w. d. 17 Aug. 1688; and he took sec. w. Mary, and d. 3 Dec. 1700. THOMAS, Windsor, br. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 11 Oct. 1655, Abigail, d. of deac. John Moore, had Thomas, b. 12 Oct. 1656; Abigail, 23 Nov. 1658; John, 26 Jan. 1661; Joseph, 18 Apr. 1663; Elizabeth 9 June 1666; Benjamin, 3 Sept. 1669; Sarah, 8 Jan. 1672; Ephraim, 11 Apr. 1676, d. in few days; Esther, 2 or 22 Apr. 1677, d. at one yr.; Ephraim, again, 4 Nov. 1680; Isaac, 22 Sept. 1682; and Ebenezer, wh. d. 22 Aug. 1689, prob. young. and the f. d. 31 July preced. Abigail m. 1678, Nathaniel Gaylord; Elizabeth m. 1682, John stoughton, and d. 1688. THOMAS, Windsor, s. of the preced. m. at Northampton, 15 Oct. 1678, Esther, d. of Elder John Strong, had Esther, b. 10 Sept. bapt. 5 Oct. 1679; Abigail, b. 20 Oct. 1681; Thomas, 1683, Eunice, 1686; Nathaniel, 1690, d. young; Nathaniel, again, 1694 and Jerijah, 1698. Eight of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Yale, and one at Dart. Fourteen pages of Stiles╒s Hist. are fill. by this honora. fam.
BITNER, WILLIAM, Andover, m. 1648, Sarah, d. of Edmund Ingalls of the same. No more of him is seen.
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