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

Volume #1, Pgs 220 - 230
Bowd - Bradfield

By James Savage

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BOWD, JOSEPH, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 20 Aug. 1657; and Joseph, 28 Oct. 1659.

BOWDEN, BOUDEN, or BOADEN, AMBROSE. See Boaden. BENJAMIN, New Haven, m. Mary, d. of Edward Banister, was a. propr. 1685, had Hannah, b. 6 May 1677; and ano. d. 1680. JOHN, Boston 1668, a mason. RICHARD, Boston, by w. Martha had Elizabeth b. 18 May 1661. WILLIAM, Maine 1642.

BOWDITCH, JOHN, Boston, m. a. 1682, Temperance, d. of John French the first of Braintree. She d. 12 Aug. 1720. He prob. had est. at that part of Boston call. Braintree. WILLIAM, Salem 1639, from Devonsh. no doubt, as the fam. name is there freq. had gr. of ld. 1643, by w. Sarah had Nathaniel, bapt. 12 Feb. 1643; but left only ch. William, prob. older, possib. b. in Eng. an officer of the customs, under the col. admin. whose d. Oct. 1681, was sudden, as well as untimely. See Col. Rec. V. 324, for he prudent act of the governm. His sole surv. ch. William, b. Sept. 1663, was emin. at Salem, for usefulness, m. 30 Aug. 1688, Mary, d. of Thomas Gardner, d. 28 May 1728. This third William had seven ch. but of the s. Ebenezer; b. 26 Apr. 1703, m. 15 Aug. 1728, Mary, d. of [[vol. 1, p. 221]] Hon. John Turner, and d. 2 Feb. 1768, alone, left male issue. His s. Habakkuk was f. of Nathaniel, the great American astronomer, translat. of La Place.

BOWDOIN (so made from the sound of the old French BAUDOUIN), JAMES, Boston, s. of Pierre, b. at La Rochelle, in France, merch. brot. by his f. (escap. from the persecut. of Louis XIV.) to Casco, now Portland, thence soon to Boston, m. 18 July 1706, Sarah Campbell, perhaps d. of John, the postmaster, had James, b. 5 May foll. d. in few mos.; Mary, and Elizabeth tw. 27 June 1708, of wh. Elizabeth d. in two wks.; John, 22 Aug. 1709, d. at two yrs.; Peter; 19 May 1711, d. next yr.; and William, 14 June 1713, H. C. 1745. His sec. w. d. 21 Dec. 1713, and he m. 16 Sept. foll. Hannah, d. of George Pordage, had Samuel, b. 25 July foll. d. next yr.; Elizabeth 25 Apr. 1717; Judith, whose date of b. 1719, is deriv. (like that of the preced. sis.) not from rec. of town, but fam. memor.; and James, 7 Aug. 1726, H. C. 1745. His sec. w. d. 2 Aug. 1726, and he m. 24 Apr. 1735, wid. Mehitable Lillie. He was one of the richest men in B. made one of his majesty's council under our free chart. and d. 8 Sept. 1747, aged 71, leav. five ch. above ment. Mary, m. 12 Feb. 1729, Belthazar Bayard; Elizabeth m. 26 Oct. 1732, James Pitts; and Judith, m. 12 June 1714, Thomas Flucker. JAMES, Boston, youngest s. of the preced. m. 15 Sept. 1748, Elizabeth ch. of John Erving, had James, b. 22 Sept. 1752, H. C. 1771, wh. was min. plenipo. of U. S. at Madrid; and Elizabeth wh. m. Sir John Temple, the first British Consul Gen. to our country, one of whose ds. was w. of the late Thomas L. Winthrop, Lieut. Gov. of Mass. and mo. of Hon. Robert Charles W. He was a disting. patriot of the Revo. and bef. had serv. in the council of the Prov. 1757-69, when the royal Gov. put a negat. upon him, presid. of that convent. of 1780 for fram. the Constit. of Mass. and first presid. of the A. A. S. and Gov. of the Comwth. 1785, and 6, during the worst of the delusions that produc. Shay's rebell. and d. 6 Nov. 1790. With felicity that leaves nothing to be desir. his charact. was portra. by his gr. gr.s. R. C. Winthrop in an Address at Bowdoin Coll. wh. deriv. its name from the uncle of the orator, the most disting. benefact. MICHAEL, Lynn 1690. Lewis MS. PIERRE, was, I think, translat. into Eng. (at the same time with the fam. name) and became 

PETER, Boston, had been a physician at La Rochelle bef. the revocat. of the Edict of Nantz, on wh. he fled forthwith to Ireland 1685, as the most natural resort of persecut. Protestants, thence came next yr. to Casco with w. Elizabeth wh. d. 19 Aug. 1720, aged 77, and two s. John, wh. went early to Virg. and sett. there in Northampton Co. where. descend. remain; and James, bef. ment. and two ds. In little over two yrs. with sev. other Huguenots he rem. to Boston, there more than sixteen yrs. w. a prosper. merch. d. Sept. 1706. By [[vol. 1, p. 222]] will of 16 June 1704, all his est. of wh. inv. was £1,344, a good prop. for that day, was giv. to w. for life. Of his ds. Mary m. 22 Aug. 1708, Stephen Boutineau; but the other, Elizabeth perhaps earlier had m. a Robins, as fam. tradit. tells neither date, nor bapt. name, nor resid. nor issue, I suppose he may have been a Huguenot, and liv. in ano. Col. The wid. in her will of a Sept. 1717, gives, 1 believe, no light on this point, and yet ment. her s. John as hav. d. leav. childr. A strange complicat. of errors, as to the time of his d. the condition of his worldly affairs, and the age of his eldest s. as if he were left a minor, beyond the usual blunders of happy tradit. had so overgrown the fam. hist. as greatly to mislead the Rev. William Jenks, in his Eulogy, deliv. 1813, after the dec. of the founder of Bowdoin Coll. Quite extensive was the spread of these misconcept. from the deserv. high esteem of the writer's exact information on all subjects his modesty suffers him to treat. WILLIAM, Boston, eldest s. of the first James, m. 1739, Phebe, d. of John Murdock of Plymouth, had three ds. of wh. the two elder d. young, and the third, Sarah, b. 17 Oct. 1761, m. her first cous. James, and he d. 24 Feb. 1773, at Roxbury.

BOWE, ALEXANDER, Charlestown 1658, rem. to Middletown, d. 6 Nov. 1678; by w. Sarah wh. d. 16 Apr. 1665, had Samuel, b. 28 Jan. 1660; Sarah, 20 June 1662; Mary, 18 Jan. 1665, d. at 2 mos.; and he m. 26 Nov. 1673, Rebecca, d. of Richard Hughes of Guilford, had Ann, 10 Sept. Mary, again, 5 Dec. 1676; and, posthum. Rebecca, 19 Apr. 1679. NICHOLAS, Cambridge, m. 26 June 1684, Sarah Hubbard, wh. d. 26 Jan. 1689; and for 2d w. m. 6 May 1690, Dorcas Champney. The name soon bec. Bowes.

BOWEN, GRIFFITH, Boston 1638, from Llangenydd, Glamorgansh. freem. 22 May 1639, by w. Margaret had Esther, bapt. 10 Feb. 1639, wh. d. 28 Mar. 1654; Abigail, 18 Apr. 1641; Peniel, b. 10 May 1644; and Elizabeth wh. m. Isaac Addington. He was some yrs. at Roxbury, but went home and liv. at London 1670. HENRY, Boston, by w. Frances had Mary, b. 14 Aug. 1657. HENRY, Roxbury, perhaps s. of Griffith, m. 20 Dec. 1658, Elizabeth Johnson, had Henry, b. 13 Oct. 1659, bapt. 12 Feb. foll. wh. was a soldier in Dec. 1675 of Johnson's comp.; Elizabeth 26, bapt. 27 Jan. 1661; John, 1, bapt. 7 Sept. 1662; Margaret, d. young; Maria, b. 12 Sept. 1666; Margaret, again, 26 Jan. 1668; Penuel, 8 Mar. 1671; Esther, 8 Mar. 1675; and Isaac, 20 Apr 1676. His wid. Elizabeth d. 20 Apr. 1701. JOHN, Plymouth 1651. OBADIAH, Swanzey, rep. 1681, had been of Rehoboth 1657, an active mem. of the Bapt. communion, had s. Obadiah, beside Isaac, b. 30 Sept. 1674. OBADIAH, Swanzey, s. of the preced. had Hezekiah, b. 19 Nov. 1682. Richard, Rehoboth 1643 Feb. 1675, and his wid. d. the same yr. RICHARD, Rehoboth, call. jr. 1658, perhaps s. of the preced. m. Mary [[vol. 1, p. 223]] Titus. THOMAS, Salem 1648, was of New London 1657-60, rem. to Rehoboth, d. 1663. His wid. Elizabeth was, in 1669, w. of Samuel Fuller of Plymouth. His will, of 11 Apr. 1663, made her extrix. names his s. Richard, and br. Obadiah. THOMAS, Marblehead, 1674, may have been s. of the preced. Sixteen of this name had been gr. at N. E. coll. 1834.

BOWERS, BENANUEL, Charlestown 1656, s. of George, m. 9 Dec. 1654, Elizabeth Dunster, perhaps as a niece of Presid. D. had George, b. 28 Feb. 1654; Barbara, 4 Jan. 1656; Elizabeth 8 Dec. 1657; Mary, 16 Sept. 1660; Henry, 20 June 1665; Ann, 14 Oct. 1668; Bathsheba, 4 June 1671; and Jonathan, 11 Aug. 1673; and by ano. w. Elizabeth had Mary, again, 20 May 1679, d. in few mos. suff. much abuse, as a Quaker, by prison, whip. and fine, in 1677. Frothingham, 173. 4. Col. Rec. V. 153, 68. GEORGE, Plymouth 1639, rem. to Cambridge, where his w. Barbara d. 25 Mar. 1644; m. 15 Apr. 1649, Elizabeth Worthington, had Jerathmeel, b. 2 May 1650, beside Benanuel, John, H. C. 1649; Patience; and Silence; some if not all, by former w. and d. late in 1656, his will of 8 Nov. being pro. 30 Dec. of that yr. and his wid. I think, m. 25 June 1657, Henry Bowtell, or Boutwell. JERATHMEEL, Chelmsford, s. of the preced. JOHN, Medfield 1649. JOHN, Derby, s. of George, prob. b. in Eng. was a sch.master at Plymouth, perhaps the earliest, went in the same business 1653, to New Haven, on invit. of Gov. Eaton, there taught until 1660, and after in other towns; was preach. after Pierson left Branford, in 1667, to Feb. 1673; soon after was sett. at D. and there d. 14 June 1687. His will, rec. at D. bears date 8 Jan. 1685. His w. was Bridget, d. of Anthony Thompson of New Haven, wh. surv. him, and he had there bapt. Ruth, 20 Dec. 1657; and Samuel, 5 Nov. 1665; beside Mary, prob. b. after Ruth, and bef. Samuel, wh. m. 1682, Samuel Nichols; John, b. at Guilford, 3 Dec. 1667; and Ann, wh. m. 1703, Francis French. Ruth m. John Frisbie, and next, William Hoaldly. JOHN, s. of the preced. was not of H. C. as Mather, mistak. him for f. asserts; but of quality to be a min. is by Trumbull fix. 1688 at Rye, and in Mather's Hecatompolis, Magn. I. c. 7, is insert. as min. of Rye. 1696. He may have gone to Derby, where his d. is rec. 23 Sept. 1708; or the Rye min. may be ano. man, tho. it is not prob. JOHN, Greenwich, call. 43 yrs. old in 1681, m. after 1685, perhaps for sec. w. Hannah, wid. of Joshua Knapp, d. in 1694, leav. no ch. His wid. d. Jan. 1696. MATTHEW, Cambridge, prob. s. of George, d. 30 Jan. 1645. SAMUEL, Derby, s. of Rev. John, m. 1687, Ruth Wooster, and m. 1691, Lydia French of the same, had ch. b. 1692, 4, & c. was liv. in 1717. MORGAN, Norwich 1660, wh. was there in 1700, had come in from Saybrook. Six of this name had been gr. in 1834 at N. E. coll.

BOWING, THOMAS, Marblehead 1648, is the same as Bowen.

BOWKER, or BOUKER, EDMUND or EDWARD, Dorchester. ar. co. 1646, m. Mary Potter, rem. to Sudbury, d. Mar. 1666. JOHN, Marlborough, m. 8 Feb. 1678, Mary Howe, was, perhaps, s. of the preced. and freem. 1685. [[vol. 1, p. 224]] BOWLAND, ELIZ. (if there be no mistake in this name), call. of Boston, m. 2 Aug. 1655, Mr. Samuel Lee of Virg.

BOWLES, JOHN, Roxbury 1639, freem. 13 May 1640, ar. co. 1645, rul. elder. d. 1680, bur. 24 Sept. was k. by a cartwheel running over him. On 22 Aug., his will is made, and pro. 5 Oct. foll. By it his s. John was made excor. names w. Sarah, d. Elizabeth White, d. Mary Gardner, and ment. money paid to Daniel Smith by order of his w. His first w. Dorothy, wh. d. of smallpox, and was bur. the same day, 3 Nov. 1649, had no ch. it is thot. He m. 2 Apr. 1650, Elizabeth d. of Isaac Heath, had Elizabeth b. 3, bapt. 23 Feb. 1651; Isaac, bapt. 15 May, and d. 1652; John, bapt. 17 July 1653, H. C. 1671; and Mary, b. 20, bapt. 29 Apr. 1655. His w. d. 6 July foll. A third w. Sarah, wh. may have been wid. of Francis Chickering, as bef. m. him she had been of John Sibly, surv. to 2 Sept. 1686, but her will was of 21 June 1681. In it she gives equal portions to her br. Joseph How, s. Daniel Smith, Esq. Samuel Newman, Thomas Metcalf, William Symmes, doub. portion to s. Mr. John Bowles, and equal portions to d. Elizabeth Gardner, s. Thomas Gardner, John White, and Timothy Dwight. Mary m. 17 Nov. 1673, Thomas Gardner; and Elizabeth m. perhaps, John White. JOHN, s. of the preced. freem. 1680, m. 16 Nov. 1681, Sarah, d. of Rev. John Eliot, jr. wh. d. 23 May 1687, had John, wh. d. early; John, again, b. 15 Mar. 1685, H. C. 1702, a promin. man; and Sarah, 15 Nov. 1686, d. at six mos.; rep. 1689 and 90, and speaker of the ho. d. 30 Mar. 1691; but in 1688 when he was chos. rul. elder, it was hoped he would preach, and be adjunct with apostle Eliot, if his health improv. JOSEPH, Wells 1640, wh. usually is writ. Bolles, went home, but came again from Eng. in the Speedwell, 1656, aged 47, of good charact. liv. 1680, when he took o. of alleg. His d. Mary m. a. 1676, Charles Frost, but could not be first w. of first Charles. RICHARD, Dover 1666.

BOWMAN, FRANCIS, Watertown, eldest s. of Nathaniel, sw. fidel. 1652, m. 26 Sept. 1661, Martha, d. of capt. John Sherman, had Francis, b. 14 Sept. 1662; John, 19 Feb. 1665; Martha, 2 Mar. 1667, d. at 9 mos.; Nathaniel, 9 Feb. 1669; Joseph, 18 May 1674; Ann, 19 Sept. 1676; Samuel, 14 Aug. 1679; Jonathan, d. 1682; and Martha, again, 4 Apr. 1685; and he d. 16 Dec. 1687. He rem. to Cambridge Farms, now Lexington. JOHN, Plymouth 1633. Haz. I. 327. NATHANIEL, Watertown, came, prob. in the fleet with Winthrop 1630, req. to be adm. freem. 19 Oct. of that yr. by w. Ann had beside Francis bef. ment., Mary, wh. was bur. Mar. 1638; Joanna, bur. 20 Nov. 1638; Nathaniel, b. 6 Mar. 1641, perhaps other ch. bef. and after; but the rec. must be follow. that Dorcas was b. 31 Jan. 1639, bur. 6 Feb. 1639; Joanna, again, 20 Nov. 1642; Dorcas, again, wh. m. Benjamin [[vol. 1, p. 225]] Blackleach of Cambridge, and had 2d h. a March. He d. 26 Jan. 1682, in his will of 21 Oct. 1679, nam. s. Francis, Nathaniel, d. Dorcas March, and her ch. Nathaniel, and Benjamin, and gr.d. Hannah Turner, prob. a. of 2d Joanna. NATHANIEL, Wethersfield 1668, prob. c. of the preced. an important man, in 1669 m. Rebecca, d. of Rev. Henry Smith, wh. had been divorc. from her h. lieut. Samuel Smith of New London for desert. d. Jan. 1707, without ch. Twelve of this name are in the Catal. of H. C. gr. Perhaps some Boreman has assum. it.

BOWSTREETE, WILLIAM, Concord, freem. 22 May 1639, d. or was bur. 31 Oct. 1642. His will, made 8 days bef. names his sis. Elizabeth Newman, to her an ch. giv. all his est. It is abstr. in Geneal. Reg. II. 385.

BOYDEN, THOMAS, Watertown, came in the Francis from Ipswich, 1634, aged 21, next yr. was of Scituate, serv. of William Gilson, join. their ch. 17 May, freem. 1647, by w. Frances had Thomas, b. 26, Sept. 1639; Mary, 15 Oct. 1641; Rebecca, 1 Nov. 1643; and Nathaniel, 1650; rem. to Boston 1651, had Jonathan there, b. 20 Feb. 1652; and Sarah, 12 Oct. 1654. His w. Frances d. 17 Mar. 1658, and he m. 3 Nov. foll. wid. Hannah Morse, and rem. in few yrs. to Medfield. THOMAS, Groton, s. of the preced. m. Martha, d. of Richard Holden, had afterwards rem. to Woburn; but return. to G. and d. 15 Nov. 1719. But the rec. of Woburn has "by their mo.'s req. because of their rem. to and of. in the Ind. war," Martha, 14 June 1667; Elizabeth 24 May 1670; John, 29 Nov. 1672; Jonathan, 27 Sept. 1675; and Joseph, 24 Apr. 1678. He liv. some yrs. at Charlestown, where was b. his s. Benjamin, 29 May 1683, and his w. d. 18 Mar. 1687.

BOYEN, HENRY, Boston, m. 17 Oct. 1656, Frances, d. of Arthur Gill.

BOYES, BOYS, BOYCE, or BOIES, ANTIPAS, Boston 1659, merch. engag. in 1661 on great purch. of ld. at Dover, with Valentine Hill, whose d. Hannah he had m. 24 Jan. 1660, had Antipas, and d. July or Aug. 1669. His will 3 July of that yr. was pro. 18 Aug. and after giv. est. to s. he says, if uncle Richard Rose wishes, he may bring him up and rec. the prop. The s. went, I think. to Eng. JOHN, Rowley, a. 1661; was, perhaps, s. of Matthew of the same. JOSEPH, Salem 1639, freem. 18 May 1642, had Esther, bapt. 21 Feb. 1641; Elizabeth 6 Mar. 1642; Joseph, 31 Mar. 1644; and Benjamin, 16 May 1647. JOSEPH, Salem, prob. s. of the preced. m. 4 Feb. 1668, Sarah Meacham, perhaps d. of Jeremiah, had Sarah, b. 4 Dec. foll. MATTHEW, Roxbury, freem. 22 May 1639, rem. to Rowley, was rep. 1641, 3, 5 and 50. He went home, as I find, by letters from Eng. Apr. 1657, he was then liv. near Leeds, in Yorksh. still liv. in Feb. 1677, hav. tak. sec. w. in his old age, only two yrs bef. He prob. had a fam. here, but after his ret. home, prob. his s. Joseph, a divine of some distinct. was b. at Leeds. See Geneal. Reg. XII. 65. RICHARD, New Hampsh. d. as early as 1677. SAMUEL, Saybrook, m. 3 Feb. 1688, Lydia, d. of [[vol. 1, p. 226]] William Beamond, went to liv. at Barbados, there had Joseph, wh. he brot. to S, where he d. 22 Mar. 1683; at S. had Samuel, b. 6 Dec. 1673; and Michael, 26 May 1683, wh. d. in less than a mo. and f. d. 4 Oct. of same yr. aged 49. His wid. m. 15 Apr. 1684, Alexander Pygan. Four of this name had been gr. at Wms. Coll. 1834. The name is, by Mr. Patch, Hist. Coll. of Essex Inst. pp. 50 and 51, read by mistake, Boyle.

BOYKETT, or BOYKIM, JARVIS or GERVASE, New Haven, a carpenter, came first to Charlestown with one serv. in 1635 or 6 from Charington, in Kent. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 276. He rem. 1639 to New Haven, there had Nathaniel, b. Sept. 1641, bapt. 11 Dec. 1642; Bethia, bapt. 30 Apr. 1643; and Sarah, 18 Jan. 1646; and d. 23 Jan. 1661, leav. wid. Isabel, wh. d. 1673, and in her will ment. ch. Nathaniel, Sarah, and d. Bethia, w. of James Dennison, m. 25 Nov. 1662. Sarah m. 1675, Samuel Edwards of Northampton. NATHANIEL, New Haven, s. of the preced. subscr. to the col. laws 1 May 1660 his assent, and d. 1705.

BOYLE, ALEXANDER, Boston, one of the first of the Scot's Charit. Soc. 1684.

BOYLESTON, THOMAS, Watertown, s. of Thomas, perhaps of London, wh. was s. of Henry of Litchfield, came in the Defence from London, 1635, aged 20, by w. Sarah had Elizabeth b. 21 Sept. 1640; Sarah, 30 Sept. 1642; and Thomas, 26 Jan. 1645; d. 1653; his wid. Sarah m. 12 May 1655, John Chenery, and d. 14 Sept. 1704. Elizabeth m. Apr. 1658, John Fisher of Medfield; and Sarah m. Thomas Smith. His f. was a clothworker of London, as descr. in the deed of ho. and ground to his agent, Sept. 1639 from Gregory Stone. Often the name is giv. Boyson. THOMAS, Boston, s. of the preced. a farmer, liv. at Muddy riv. whereby the best access to publ. worship for him and his fam. was Roxbury, m. 13 Dec. 1665, Mary, d. of Thomas Gardner, had Edward; and bapt. at R. Richard, 29 Jan. 1671; Abigail, 1674; Zabdiel, 9 Mar. 1679; Lucy, prob. 1682; Rebecca, b. 15, bapt. 20 Sept. 1685; Dudley, 19 Aug. 1688; besides Peter; Sarah; Mary; Joanna; and Thomas, first town clk. of Brookline, wh. may have been bapt. elsewh. He serv. perhaps as surgeon, in Philip's war, and d. 1695; his wid. was Mary. A monstrous tradit. in Thacher's Med. Biog. of Zabdiel, that his f. after receiv. a degr. of M. D. at Oxford, came over and sett. at Brookline in 1635, shows how worthless are such foundations, even if support. by a descend. This Zabdiel, the successful introducer of inocul. for smallpox on our side of the ocean, was made F. R. S. and d. 1 Mar. 1766. His s. Thomas, a physician of Boston, d. 13 May 1750, without ch. Richard, of Charlestown, s. of sec. Thomas, d. 25 Apr. 1752, and his wid. Mary d. 16 Apr. 1764, aged 86.

BOYNTON, or BOYINGTON, CALEB, Newbury, s. of William of Rowley, m. 24 June 1672, Mary Moore, had William, b. 24 July 1673, liv. at [[vol. 1, p. 227]] Rowley, freem. 1684. JOHN, Rowley 1643, m. Helen Pell of Boston, and d. 1670. JOHN, Northampton, freem. 1654. JOSEPH, Rowley 1678, perhaps s. of John, rep. 1693, and sev. yrs. more; town clk. 1679; as was one of same name perhaps his s. in 1697, wh. had m. Sarah, d. of Richard Swan, a. 1678, and d. 16 Dec. 1730. JOSHUA, Newbury, br. prob. of Caleb, m. 9 Apr. 1678, Hannah Barnet, had William, b. 26 May 1690. Coffin, wh. gives ano. JOSHUA, also m. Apr. 1678, Sarah Browne, had Joshua, b. 4 May 1679, wh. liv. 91 yrs. 5 mos. 14 days; and John, 15 July 1683. SAMUEL, Rowley 1691, paid good tax that yr. but was his f. is unkn. THOMAS, Salem, wh. in the rec. is writ. Bouenton, m. 30 Dec. 1671, Sarah Southwick, had Thomas, b. 1 Mar. 1672; Benjamin, 24 July 1675; and Abigail, 25 July 1695. Felt. WILLIAM, Rowley, freem. 13 May 1640, said to have been b. 1605, had w. Elizabeth and s. Caleb, and Joshua; bot. 1657, at Newbury a farm of John Clark; and his wid. d. at Salisbury, a. 1687. But ano. WILLIAM, or the same, perhaps, by w. Mary had Mary, and liv. at Salisbury, where Mary, his d. m. 5 Nov. 1670, John Eastman. Three of this name had been, 1834, gr. of N. E. coll.

BRABROOK, or BRAYBROOK, JOHN, Watertown, by W. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 4 Nov. 1640; John, 12 Apr. 1642; and Thomas, 4 May 1643; first was at Hampton 1640, rem. to Newbury, where liv. his uncle, Henry Short, and d. 28 June 1662. Coffin has, perhaps, here made some confus. for I find the inv. of B. tak. Dec. 1651. Ann B. wh. d. at Roxbury 20 May 1648, may have been his mo. JOSEPH, perhaps of Malden, m. Sarah, d. of John Lewis, and may have liv. at Concord 1672. RICHARD, Ipswich, was b. it is said, in 1613. By w. Joanna wh. was his wid. liv. 1681, had Mehitable, wh. m. 2 Nov. 1669, John Downing. SAMUEL, Salem, a witness in the doleful delus. a witcher. 1692, of wh. no more is kn. THOMAS, Concord, B. of John, m. 1669, Abigail Temple, and d. 1692. WILLIAM, Lynn, rem. says Lewis, 1637, to Sandwich.

BRACY, or BRACIE, JOHN, WethersfieId, came a. 1647, from New Haven (where first he, with prefix of respect, sat down in 1644, and had Susanna, and John, both bapt. 5 Sept. 1647), with his mo. Phebe Martin, whose f. William Bisby of London had bot. all est. at W. for her, and her ch. by former h.; d. 1709, aged 70. Other ch. of Bracey, by same Phebe, were Thomas, prob. a Stephen, Constant, wh. m. John Morray, and Phebe, wh. m. Joseph Dickinson. STEPHEN, Swanzey 1669, [Baylies, II. 241.] rem. to Hartford, d. 1692, leav. Stephen, John, Henry, beside ds. Elishaba, Phebe, Elizabeth and Ann. He drop. the final y, yet perhaps did not change the sound, as of two syl. Descend. in Conn. have been disting. THOMAS, Ipswich 1635, may have been, Felt thinks, possib. the Mr. Bracy of Branford in Mather's first classis, in the carelessness of the Magn. III. 214, call. Brucy, and not favor. with [[vol. 1, p. 228]] a Christian name. THOMAS, Wethersfield, br. of John, bef. 1678 rem. to Hatfield, d. there 1704.

BRACKENBURY, JOHN, Charlestown and Boston, m. 17 July 1655, Amie or Emma, d. of John Anderson, had JOHN, b. 9 Aug. 1657, wh. liv. at Charlestown, m. 10 Aug. 1681 Dorcas Green, perhaps d. of Thomas, wh. had d. Dorcas, d. 30 June 1682, aged 25. The s. had enlist. 1676 in the comp. of the brave capt. Turner, but was disch. bef. march far. His f.╒s wid. m. Joseph Lynde, and d. 1 Sept. 1703. RICHARD, Salem came in the Abigail with Gov. Endicott, arr. 6 Sept. 1628, freem. 14 July 1634, had w. Ellen; a d. Elizabeth wh. m. John Patch, and d. 1716; and Hannah, bapt. 1 June 1651; one of the found. of ch. at Beverly, d. 1685, aged 83, leav. s. Miles. SAMUEL, Rowley, prob. s. of William, a physician, d. at preach. two yrs. but was not ord. yet rem. to Boston, and d. of smallpox, says his Diary, 11, or by ano. rec. 16 Jan. 1678. SAMUEL, Boston 1677, had Samuel, bapt. 12 May 1700, was a physician, d. at Malden 26 Nov. 1702; but one Samuel, wh. may have been the preced. or not, by w. Mercy, in Boston, had Mary, b. 12 Mar. 1674; and the Malden rec. makes Samuel to have Samuel, there, Feb. 1673. WILLIAM, Charlestown, a baker; came in the fleet with Winthrop it is thot. with w. Ann, req. to be freem. 19 Oct. 1630, but not appearing to support his claim in May foll. was postpon. by the rule after adopt. join. the ch. late in 1632, freem. 4 Mar. 1633, had Mary, bapt. 29 June 1634; was a selectman four yrs. d. at Malden, where he was of the chief inhab. Aug. 1668, aged 66. leav. by will of 24 July preced. est. to w. Alice, s. Samuel, H. C. 1664, ds. Ann, w. of William Foster, and Mary, w. of John Ridgway. Frothingham, 79. His wid. d. 28 Dec. 1670, as the gr.stone says; but other auth. makes it 24 Jan. after.

BRACKETT, ANTHONY, Portsmouth 1640, rem. to Exeter; there liv. 1657, but perhaps after at Casco. ANTHONY, Falmouth 1662, perhaps s. of the preced. m. Ann, d. of Michael Mitton, had Anthony; Seth, wh. was k. by the Ind. May 1690; Mary, wh. was liv. 1717, unm.; Elinor, wh. m. Richard Pulling of Boston; and Kezia, wh. m. Joseph Maylem; by 2d w. Susanna, d. of Abraham Drake of Hampton, wh. he m. Sept. 1679, had Zechariah and others. He was tak. by the Ind. with his w. and all his fam. exc. her br. Nathaniel Mitton, wh. was k. at the ho. 11 Aug. 1676; but by admirab. peril esc. some days after; was lieut. and capt. in the war, and finally was k. at his ho. 21 Sept. 1689. His s. Anthony was a serviceab. man, as lieut. and capt. in Ind. hostilit. For abund. informat. see Willis. JAMES, Boston, a cooper, s. of Richard, freem. 1673, rem. to Braintree 1675, by w. Sarah had Joseph, Nathan, and sev. ds. d. 8 Apr. 1718, aged 72. JAMES, Beverly, freem. 1675. 

JOHN, Boston, s. prob. of Peter, merch. freem. 1666, m. 23 Aug. 1662, Sarah, d. of John Stedman of Cambridge, and Sarah, bapt. at C. [[vol. 1, p. 229]] 5 June 1664, d. 19 Sept. 1665; and John, posthum. bapt. at C. 21 Apr. 1667. He d. that yr. See Newell's Ch. Gath. 50. His wid. m. 24 Mar. 1668, Samuel Alcock. Her third h. was Thomas Graves; and fourth, John Phillips. JOHN, Billerica, s. of Richard, m. Hannah, d. of William French, and had ten ch. His w. d. 9 May 1674, and he m. 3 Mar. 1675, Ruth Ellis, and had four ch. and d. 18 Mar. 1686. JOSIAH, Billerica, br. of the preced. m. 4 Feb. 1673, Elizabeth Waldo, prob. d. of Cornelius of Chelmsford, had one d. b. 1674, rem. to Braintree, and had ano. d. 1678. PETER, Braintree, freem. 10 May 1643, ar. co. 1648, rep. 1644, and often after, for his own town, and for Scarborough in 1673 and 4, and he was deac. By first w. Priscilla, had Martha; Peter; John, b. 30 Nov. 1641; Joseph, 13 Oct. 1612; and prob. other ch. for the Boston gr. of ld. to him, 1640, was for twelve heads. Ano. ch. by the same w. was Hannah, b. 14 Aug. 1656, but she d. June foll. His last w. was Mary, wid. of Nathaniel Williams, wh. bec. one of the first of the third ch. mem. after d. of this h. In his latter days he liv. in Boston. In 1662 he purch. of the Ind. the tract on wh. Mendham was erect. Martha m. 23 Nov. 1655, Robert Twelves. PETER, Billerica, prob. s. of Richard, m. 7 Aug. 1661, Elizabeth Bosworth, freem. 1680. His w. d. 30 Nov. 1686, and he m. 30 Mar. foll. wid. Sarah Foster of Cambridge. RICHARD, Boston 1632, prob. br. of first Peter, freem. 25 May 1636, ar. co. 1639, dism. with w. Alice to Braintree ch. 5 Dec. 1641, deac. ord. 21 July 1642, town clk. many yrs. third capt. of the town, d. 5 Mar. 1691, aged 80 yrs. says the gr.stone. By his w. Alice, wh. d. 1690, aged 76, he had Hannah, bapt. 4 Jan. 1635; Peter, and John, perhaps tw. both bapt. 7 May 1637; Rachel, 3 Nov. 1639; Mary, b. 1 Feb. 1642; James; Josiah, 8 July 1652; and Sarah. Of the ds. Hannah m. Samuel Kingsley of Billerica; Rachel m. 15 July 1659, Simon Crosby; Mary m. 24 July 1662, Joseph Thompson; and Sarah m. 1675, Joseph Crosby of Braintree. THOMAS, Salem, punish. for attend. Quaker worship, 1658; had Thomas, bapt. 7 Dec. 1645, d. at 22 yrs.; Mary, 4 Feb. 1649; and Joseph, 15 June 1651, d. young, as also d. Lydia. THOMAS, Falmouth, br. of sec. Anthony, m. Mary, d. of Michael Mitton, and was k. by the Ind. 11 Aug. 1676, and his w. and ch. tak. into captiv. at the same time with his br. His w. d. in captiv. but three ch. surv. and liv. at Greenland. Willis. THOMAS, Wickford 1674. WILLIAM, Portsmouth 1624, one in the empl. of Mason, the patentee, spell. Bracken often. Adams, Ann. Six of this name had been, in 1834, gr. at Harv. Dart. and Wms. coll.

BRADBURY, THOMAS, Salisbury, an orig. propr. but it is not kn. where he was sett. bef. going to that town, yet prob. at Ipswich, freem. 13 May 1640, rep. 1651 and six yrs. more, recorder for the Co. of Norfolk, [[vol. 1, p. 230]] when New Hampsh. was part of Mass. was a capt. and d. 16 Mar. 1695. His w. Mary, d. of John Perkins, after 56 yrs. of good cohabit. was accus. of witchcraft in the dark hours of 1692, but her age was not sufficient to condemn her; she was acq. and d. 20 Dec. 1700. The ch. were Wymond, b. 1 Apr. 1637; Judith, 2 Oct. 1638; Thomas, 28 Jan. 1640; Mary, 17 Mar. 1642; Jane, 11 May 1645; Jacob, 17 June 1647, wh. d. at Barbados, 1669; William, 15 Sept. 1649; Elizabeth 7 Nov. 1651; John, 20 Apr. 1654, wh. d. 24 Nov. 1678; Ann, 16 Apr. 1656, d. young; and Jabez, 27 June 1658, wh. d. 28 Apr. 1677. Mary m. 17 Dec. 1663, John Stanian; Judith m. 9 Oct. 1665, Caleb Moody, as his sec. w.; Jane m. 15 Mar. 1668, Henry True; and Elizabeth m. 12 May 1673, John Buss. WILLIAM, Salisbury, s. of the preced. had Mary as first w. and next, Rebecca, wid. of Samuel Maverick, d. of Rev. John Wheelwright, m. 12 Jan. or more prob. Mar. 1672; d. 4 Dec. 1678, and his w. d. 20 of the same mo. He left William, b. 16 Oct. 1672; Thomas, 24 Dec. 1674; and Jacob, 1 Sept. 1677; the last two rememb. in the will of their gr.f: Rev. John Wheelwright of S. WYMOND, Salisbury, eldest s. of Thomas, m. 7 May 1661, Sarah, d. of Robert Pike, had Sarah, b. 26 Feb. 1662; Ann, 21 Nov. 1666; and Wymond, 13 May 1669; d. that yr. at Nevis; and his wid. m. 10 May 1671, John Stockman of S.

BRADBUTH, ROBERT, Beverly, freem. 1678, is all that can be learn. of a. name that my reverence for records is not high eno. to compel the accept. of, tho. I can hardly be so bold as to inq. if it may not mean Bradbury.

BRADDOCK, ROBERT, New Hampsh. d. 1677. Kelly.

BRADE, JOSEPH, Marblehead 1668.

BRADFIELD, LESBY, Wethersfield 1643, or earlier, rem. to Branford. His wid. m. 5 Sept. 1657, George Adams. SAMUEL, Branford, possib. s. of the preced. by his inv. of 10 Apr. 1694 left some est. and w. Sarah, ch. Samuel; and Nathaniel, aged 15 yrs. both idiot.; Mary, 8; and John, 3.

 

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