Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
[[vol. 1, p. 275]] Abraham Brown Family Continued:
RICHARD, Ipswich, bef. 1638 rem. to Newbury, was br. of George, and with him came in the Mary and John, 1634, freem. 6 May 1635, d. 26 Apr. 1661; by w. Edith, wh. d. Apr. 1647, had Joseph, wh. d. young; Joshua, b. 10 Apr. 1642; Caleb, 7 May 1645; and by sec. w. Elizabeth wid. of Giles Badger, m. 16 Feb. 1648, had Elizabeth 20 Mar. 1649; Richard, 18 Feb. 1651; Edmund, 17 July 1654; Sarah, 7 Sept. 1657; and Mary, 10 Apr. 1660. His will was pro. 2 June next yr. RICHARD, Hingham, m. Nov. 1648, at Weymouth, Elizabeth Marsh. RICHARD, Charlestown, call. old in 1658, d. Oct. 1660. His will prob. is it, that he is the same as the rul. Eld. of Watertown. His will, of 16 Aug. 1659, names w. Elizabeth made extrix. s. Thomas; gr.s. Richard, and George; beside apprent. Jonathan Simpson. RICHARD, Southold, L. I. made freem. of Conn. 1662. RICHARD, Newbury, s. of Richard of the same, m. 7 May 1674, Mary Jaques, had only s. Richard, b. 12 Sept. 1675, H. C. 1697, min. of Reading, wh. m. 22 Apr. 1703, Martha Whipple, had sev. ch. (of wh. one was John, b. 2 Mar. 1706; and ano. was Martha, m. 12 Mar. 1730, Rev. Samuel Wigglesworth, as his sec. w.) and d. 20 or 29 Oct. 1732. RICHARD, Providence, s. of Henry of the same, by w. Mary had Malachi, b. 1 Feb. 1698; Mercy, 12 Dec. 1703; William, 3 June 1705; and Richard, 28 Feb. 1712. This last liv. over one hundred yrs. of wh. very many he serv. as proprs. clk. Judge Staples remembers him, as seat. in his doorway within two yrs. of the latest. Gathering, at his ho. on the hundredth birthday, rumor went, that his friends made him dance; but, at least, what was then done "shortened his days." I hope not much. ROBERT, Cambridge, came in the Truelove, 1635, aged 24, m. 8 May 1619, Barbara Eden, freem. 1649, d. 23 Nov. 1690, aged only 70, acc. inscript. on gr.stone, as giv. in Cambridge Epit. by wh. his wid. wh. d. 1 June 1693, is said to be aged 80. We may therefore doubt, that here must be error in that very correct work, as we kn. there is, when it marks him freem. 1639. This custom ho. date is inconsist. with the gr.stone; and no Robert B. is among freem. for many yrs. bef. or after. Mitchell's Reg. in Cambr. ch. Gathering, gives him no ch. SAMUEL, Salem 1629, br. of first John, and one of the patentees, nam. (tho. not an Assist. as his br. was), of the counc. to Endicott, 30 Apr. but never qualif. by tak. the oath as requir. and both by him sent back the same summer of their com. SAMUEL, Wallingford, was liv. at New Haven 1670, s. of Francis of the same, m. 2 May 1667, Mercy, d. of William Tuttle of the same, had Abigail, b. 11 Mar. 1669; Sarah, 8 Aug. 1672; Rachel, 14 Apr. 1677; Francis, 7 Oct. 1679; after wh. he rem. to W. there had Gideon, 12 July 1685; and Samuel, wh. was k. by his mo. 20 June 1691, with an axe, and she was convict. 1 Oct. foll. of murder; but the court had sense eno. to set aside the verdict, as it was clearly a case of insanity.[[vol. 1, p. 276]] The f. d. in that yr. but, after the trial, sent an effective petitn. to the Court. Only three ch. were then liv. Sarah, w. of Joseph Doolittle, Rachel, and Francis; the wid. still liv. in 1695. SAMUEL, Salem, perhaps br. of Hon. William, may be he, wh. m. at Boston, 9 July 1661, Mary, d. of James Mattock; rep. 1675. SAMUEL, Eastham, m. 19 Feb. 1683, Martha Harding, had Bethia, b. 22 Jan. 1684, d. next yr.; Bethia again, 9 Sept. 1685; Martha, 21 June 1688, d. young; and Samuel, 7 Nov. 1690; d. 3 Dec. 1691, aged 31.
STEPHEN, Newbury, in his will of 3 Aug. 1656, names w. Sarah, ch. Sarah, w. of Ordway; Abigail, w. of Rogers; Ann; Mary; John; and Stephen. This last nam. s. was k. by the Ind. at Scarborough prob. in the fight under Capt. Swett, 28 June 1677, as admin. on his est. as giv. to his br.-in-law 28 Sept. foll. THOMAS, Newbury, a weaver, of Malford, in Wilts, came from Southampton 1635, by the James, in employm. of Thomas Antram, reach. Boston 3 June, bring. w. Mary, wh. d. 2 June 1655; freem. 22 May 1639; had Mary, b. 1635, the first Eng. ch. of the town; Isaac; and Francis; may have been of Ipswich 1641; d. by a fall 8 Jan. 1687, aged 80. Malford is a parish in the hundr. of North Damenham, a. 6 ms. from Malmsbury, and 5 from Chippenham, in Co. Wilts, on the map of that sh. in Camden's Britannia, call. Christian Malford, perhaps too long, a name for modern maps. In this geogr. detail I am more full, bec. (tho. print. by me, in 1843, 3 Hist. Coll. VIII. 319), a descend. sent lately to Eng. to explore the seat of his ancestors, and his agents ansr. was "finds no such place in Eng. as Malford." In despair, the inquir. accept. Walford, in Wales for the derivat. of his anc. as if, in those early days, from that distant principality, a weaver would travel with his w. so far as Southampton to embark, when Bristol and other ports would have been so much nearer. Mary m. 13 May 1656, Peter Godfrey, and d. 16 Apr. 1716. THOMAS, Concord 1638, perhaps br. of Rev. Edmund, being among orig. proprs. of Sudbury 1637, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, by w. Bridget had Boaz, b. 14 Feb. 1642; perhaps Jabez, 1644; Mary, 26 Mar. 1646; Eleazer, July 1649; and Thomas, 1651. His w. d. 5 Jan. 1681, and he rem. prob. to Cambridge, d. 3 Nov. 1688. THOMAS, Cambridge, m. 7 Oct. 1656, Martha, wid. of Richard Oldham, had Mary, b. 28 Apr. 1658, d. young; Mehitable, 13 May 1661; Mary, again, 1 Nov. 1663, prob. d. young; Ebenezer, 15 June 1665; Ichabod, 5 Sept. 1666; and Martha, 19 Oct. 1668; and d. Dec. 1690. His will of 23 Nov. preced. ment. the w. and four ch. Thomas, Lynn (not, prob. s. of Nicholas, as Lewis inf. Farmer), by w. Mary, d. of Thomas Newhall of the same, had Mary, b. 10 Feb. 1656, d. young; Sarah, 20 Sept. 1657, d. young; Joseph, 16 Jan. 1659; Sarah, again, b. 13 Oct. 1660, d. young; Jonathan, wh. d. 12 Sept. 1666; Mary, again, b. 28 Aug. 1666; Jonathan, again, 24 Jan. 1669; Eleazer, 4 Aug. 1670; Ebenezer, 16 Apr. 1672; Daniel, 29 Nov. 1673; Ann, and Grace, tw. 4 Jan. 1675, d. in few days; and Daniel, again, 1 Feb. 1677; d 28 Aug. [[vol. 1, p. 277]] 1693. Mary m. 24 Aug. 1685, Thomas Norwood. THOMAS Sudbury, s. of William, m. 1667, Patience Foster, wh. d. Aug. 1706, aged 52. He m. Mary Phips of Cambridge, wid. of Solomon, jr. d. of dep.-gov. Thomas Danforth, and he d. 7 May 1709, was bur. at Boston. He was a maj. and his d. Mary m. 8 Jan. 1691, Jonathan Willard of Roxbury. Barry notes that he gave, by his will, prop. in Hedcom and Tenterden in Kent. THOMAS, Lynn, call. junr. m. 8 Jan. 1678, Hannah Collins, had Samuel, b. 8 Dec. 1678; and Hannah, 5 Dec. 1680. THOMAS, Stonington, by w. Hannah had Samuel, b. 8 Dec. 1678; Hannah, 5 Dec. 1680; Mary, 26 May 1683; Jerusha, Dec. 1687; Sarah, 11 July 1689; Thomas, 14 Feb. 1692; Elizabeth 9 May 1694; Daniel, 9 Oct. 1696; Priscilla, 28 Jan. 1699; and Humphrey, 16 Sept. 1701. Perhaps his d. Hannah m. William Punchard. THOMAS, Concord, s. of Thomas, was town clk. d. 4 Apr. 1718. THOMAS, Hampton, s. of John of the same, m. Abigail, d. of Joseph Shaw, had Thomas, b. 14 Dec. 1686; Joseph, 30 Jan. 1689; Sarah, 3 Apr. 1691; Elizabeth 21 Apr. 1694; Ebenezer, 1696; and Josiah, 15 Feb. 1701. His w. d. 21 Dec. 1739, aged 77; and he d. 29 June 1744, almost 87 yrs. old.
WILLIAM Boston 1633, in employm. of Gov. Winthrop by w. Thomasine had Sarah, bapt. 11 May 1634. He may have had ano. d. Rebecca, wh. m. 3 Feb. 1653, James Hudson, as sec. w. and d. 14 Nov. foll. WILLIAM, Salem, s. of Francis of Brandon, in Co. Suffk. came, perhaps, in the Love, 1635, aged 26, from London, with w. Mary, of the same age, had been, it may be prob. a mem. of the Fishmongers Co. His w., it is said, was sis. of Rev. John Youngs, and d. the yr. after land. By sec. w. Sarah, d. as the fam. report says, of Rev. S. Smith of Great Yarmouth, Eng. but more prob. of Samuel Smith of our Wenham, wh. d. 10 Feb. 1668, he had William, b. 14 Apr. 1639; John, Oct. 1641, d. 1669; Samuel, 31 July 1644, drown. at 11 yrs.; Joseph, H. C. 1666, bef. ment.; Benjamin, 1648, bef. ment.; Sarah, 23 Dec. 1649, wh. m. 1665, Thomas Deane; Mary, 16 Jan. 1656, m. Wait Winthrop, and d. 14 June 1690; and James, 28 Dec. 1658, d. soon. He was freem. 1649, rep. 1654, 9, and 66, Assist. 1680-3, and d. 20 Jan. 1688. His will, made 12 Mar. preced. with codic. of 19, names of ch. only William, Benjamin, and d. Winthrop WILLIAM, Sudbury, an orig. propr. m. 15 Nov. 1641, Mary, d. of Thomas Besbeech or Bisby, had Mary, b. 18 May 1643, wh. m. a. 1662, Benjamin Rice; Thomas, 22 May 1644, bef. ment.; William; Edmund, 27 Nov. 1653, bef: ment.; Hopestill, 8 July 1656, bef. ment.; Susanna; and Elizabeth 23 July 1659. He was a deac. perhaps br. of Rev. Edmund, freem. 2 June 1641, a capt. and rep. under the new chart. 1692. WILLIAM, Gloucester, a selectman 1644, m. 15 July 1646, Mary, wid. of the first Abraham Robinson, had Mary, b. 28 July 1649; and he d. 3 May 1662. His will of 29 Apr. bef. names w. and d. Mary, besides [[vol. 1, p. 278]] s.-in-law Abraham R. His wid. mo. 26 Sept. 1662, Henry Walker as his third w. and d. Mary m. 3 July 1667, William Haskell. WILLIAM, Plymouth, m. 16 July 1649 Mary Murcock, had Mary, b. 14 May 1650; George, 16 Jan. 1652; William, 1 Apr. 1654; and Samuel, early in Mar. 1656; beside John, James, and Mercy; yet some of these, perhaps most, were b. at Eastham; and d. a. 1694.
WILLIAM, Salisbury 1641, br. of George of Haverhill, m. 1645 or 6, Elizabeth Munford, had Mary, b. 14 June 1647; William, 24 Feb. 1649, d. young; Ephraim, 24 June 1650; Martha, 5 July 1654; Elizabeth 6 Aug. 1656, wh. m. 3 Aug. 1679, Samuel Clough; and Sarah, 12 Apr. 1658, wh. m. Benjamin Brown of Hampton; and he d. 24 Aug. 1706. WILLIAM, Boston, soapboiler, liv. prob. some yrs. at Salem, had James, wh. d. 15 Nov. 1653; but perhaps others earlier, possib. at S. and d. 1662, leav. wid. Hannah, and six ch. to ea. of wh. by will of 1 July 1662, he gave one shil. WILLIAM, Boston, m. 2 Apr. 1655, Elizabeth d. of George Ruggles of Braintree, had Mary, b. 16 Mar. foll.; and Sarah, 8 Jan. 1658; beside Elizabeth 5 May 1659; and George, 5 Apr. 1668. But my confidence does not reach to all the statem. in a genealog. table, publ. in 1852, by a descend. that makes this last ch. b. "soon after his parents landed." Prob. the compiler paid too much regard to an untrustworthy tradit. that they, ╥William and Elizabeth emigra. from Scotland a. that time, i. e. 1667--that he was a seafar. man, and that he d. soon aft. land. in Mass. that Elizabeth his wid. m. a man by the name of Baldwin, and sett. in Woburn.╙ The only William in Boston, wh. had near those days w. Elizabeth had been here, I think, at least thirteen yrs. and to me it seems very improb. that he came from Scotland bef. 1655. I may not disbelieve, that he d. soon aft. b. of the only s. but fourth ch. yet much do I doubt the story of wid.'s m. to a Baldwin of Woburn, for the only man at W. of that surname wh. had w. Elizabeth was Timothy, and she bore him sev. ch. down to 1692, wh. is quite inconsist. with her being wid. of Boston William Brown. Ano. WILLIAM, Boston, prob. br. of Job, had by n. Lydia, wh. d. 30 July 1680, aged 46, Mary, b. 23 Apr. 1657; and Susanna, 24 Oct. 1659. Perhaps this is the man, m. by dep.-gov. Bellingham, 11 Apr. 1656 to some fam. in the Geneal. Reg. XI. 201, call. William Parchment. Surely we may presume this to be wanton folly, or inexcusab. carelessness. Was it design. for a sneer at the dep.-gov. ? WILLIAM, Salem, s. of Hon. William, m. 29 Dec. 1664, Hannah, d. of George Esp; had William, b. 28 July 1666, d. soon; Hannah, 16 Mar. 1668, d. soon; Samuel, 8 Oct. 1669; William, again, 5 Sept. 1671, d. next yr; John, 2 Nov. 1672; Sarah, 10 Dec. 1674, d. at 14; and Mary 22 Aug. 1679. His w. d. 21 Nov. 1692; and he m. 26 Apr. 1694, Rebecca Bayley, was freem. 1668, one of Andros's counc. 1687-9, and of the counc. of safety, when the usurp. was put down, not nam. by Increase Mather in the chart. of 1692, but chos. next yr. by a full vote of the reps. of the people, and d. 23 Feb. 1716. The benefact. to Harv. Coll. of this gent. of his f. br. and s. are honorab. commemo. by Quincy in his great work. One of his s. Samuel was rep. couns. and judge, and d. June 1731, f; of William, H. C. 1727, and of Samuel, H. C. 1727. This last was f. of William, H. C. 1755, a judge of the Sup. Court 1775 wh. adher. to the crown, and after some yrs. was Gov. of Bermuda d. WILLIAM, Charlestown, m. 5 Jan. 1665, Elizabeth Downs, had Elizabeth b. and d. that yr. James, 3 Aug. 1666, and William, 6 Aug. 1668.
WILLIAM, Salem, liv. I presume, on Marblehead side in 1674, and earlier, by w. Sarah, had John, b. 10 Oct. 1669; Joseph, Aug. 1672; and Benjamin, Aug. 1674. WILLIAM, Sudbury, s. of William, m. 11 Jan. 1676, Margaret, d. of deac. John Stone of Cambridge, and d. 1705. WILLIAM, Charlestown, perhaps br. of Job, m. 29 Feb. 1672, Mary Goodwin, wh. d. 28 July 1678, aged 22; and by her had Job, bapt. 3 Oct. 1675. He had sec. w. Mary Lothrop, m. 21 May 1679, wh. d. 23 Dec. 1713, aged 54. Other ch. he had, most, perhaps not all, by this w. as in his will of 1721 are nam. William, John, Sarah, w. of Richard Randall, Mary, w. of Samuel Whitehead, Martha, w. of Elias Kingsley, and Abigail, then unm. He d. 19 Oct. [[vol. 1, p. 279]] 1724, aged. 78. WILLIAM, Bristol, had in 1689 three ch. but w. was d. Of this name (some with final e, more without it), it seems impossib. to unravel the whole line and lines. It will be seen, that I have giv. at least, a fair sample. Thirty-six of the name had. in 1834, been gr. at Harv. alone, and Mr. Farmer says fifty-nine others at the various coll. of N. E. N. J. and Union of N. York. Of these, eleven had been clerg. from H. C. and the same number from the others.
BROWNELL, GEORGE, Portsmouth, R. I. s. of Thomas of the same, m. 4 Dec. 1673, Susanna, d. of Richard Pierce had Susanna, b. 25. Jan. 1676; Sarah, 14 June 1681; Mary, 8 Dec. 1683; Martha, 18 Feb. 1686; Thomas, 1 June 1688; Joseph, 5 Dec. 1690; Wait, 3 Oct. 1693; and Stephen, 3 Dec. 1695. THOMAS, Portsmouth R. I. a freem. 1655.
BROWNING, HENRY, New Haven 1639, had bapt. in right of Mary, his w. Hannah, 5 Jan. 1640; Zephaniah, 11 Oct. 1640; and Ebenezer, 10 May 1646; next yr. sold his est. to William Judson, and prob. went home, at least rem. JOSEPH, Boston 1683; printer and bookseller, a Dutchman, of wh. good charact. is giv. by John Dunton, in his Life and Errors, describ. his visit from Eng. to Mass. 1686. but he spells the name Brunning as does, also, the Prob. rec. when admin. of his est. was giv. 25 Aug. 1691, to his wid. Mary. He d. 8 Apr. preced. See also Thomas, Hist. of Print. II. 413. MALACHI, Boston, had small est. at Watertown but in B. d. 27 Nov. 1653; had not w. or ch. kn. to Bond, but he marks his d. five yrs. later. NATHANIEL, Portsmouth, R. I. a freem. 1655, m. Sarah, d. of William Freeborn, by him brot. from Eng. may have had Samuel. SAMUEL, Portsmouth, R. I. perhaps s. of Nathaniel of the same, is by Potter thot. to have m. Rebecca, youngest d. of capt. Samuel Wilbor. THOMAS, Salem freem. 17 Apr. 1637, had Mary, bapt. 7 Jan. 1638; and Deborah, 31 Jan. 1647; was of Topsfield 1661, d. Feb. 1671, aged 83. Felt. He left no s. but four ds. by his will are nam. Mary, w. of Edmund Towne; Elizabeth w. of James Symonds; Sarah, wh. had m. 20 Nov. 1661, Joseph Williams; and d. w. of Isaac Meacham; she was Deborah, that had m. John Perkins. THOMAS, Watertown 1658, serv. of John Fleming, or of Thomas Fanning, perhaps of both, at differ. times, when justice was invok. whip. for steal.
BROWNSMAYD, JOHN, Stratford 1650. See Brimsmead.
BROWNSON, BRUNSON, or recently BRONSON, ABRAHAM, Lyme, s. of John, m. 2 Sept. 1674, Ann, d. of Matthew Griswold, had Ann, b. 5 Oct. 1675; Abraham, 29 Mar. 1677; Mary, 21 Jan. 1679; Mercy, 21 Mar. 1681; Elizabeth 12 Aug. 1682; Sarah; and Frances; at a milit. elec. 1678 had half of the votes of the co. to be lieut. CORNELIUS, Woodbury, s. of Richard of Farmington; tho. Cothren could not tell his w. yet he names the ch. there bapt. Richard, in May 1692; Cornelius, Dec. foll.; ElizabethMar. 1694; Abraham, May 1697; Stephen, b. 12 May [[vol. 1, p. 280]] 1699; Timothy, 14 June 1701; John, bapt. Apr. 1704; and Amos, b. Oct. 1707, d. at 3 mos. ISAAC, Farmington, s. of the first John, unit. with the ch. there 25 May 1684, and had Isaac, John, Samuel, Joseph, and Mary, all bapt. 29 June foll.; Thomas, 11 Apr. 1686; and Ebenezer, 7 Apr 1689. JACOB, Farmington, br. of the preced. had w. 1679, s. Isaac, bapt. 28 Nov. 1686; and Hannah, 28 Oct. 1688. JOHN, Hartford 1639, rem. to Farmington, there was one of the found. of the ch. 13 Oct. 1652, d. 1680, leav. Jacob, b. 1640; John, 1643; Isaac, bapt. 7 Dec. 1645; Abraham, 28 Nov. 1647; had ds. Mary, Dorcas, and Sarah, bef. Jacob, John, and Isaac; sett. at Waterbury. Mary m. John Wyatt; Dorcas m. Stephen Hopkins; and Sarah m. John Kilbourn as sec. w. outliv. him, and d. 4 Dec. 1711. JOHN, Farmington, s. of the preced. m. Sarah, d. of Moses Ventris, and took sec. w. 17 Apr. 1709, Mary, wid. of John Chatterton. RICHARD, Farmington, br. of John, d. 1687, had, bapt. 29 May 1659, Abigail, then a. 15 yrs. old; John, 20 Feb. 1659, a. 13 yrs.; as had been Cornelius, a. 5 yrs.; Hannah, a. 3 yrs.; and Elizabeth a. 1 yr. all bapt. 17 July 1653, I presume, tho. Goodwin in Geneal. Reg. XI. 323, prints it 19, wh. was on Tuesday, and so not to be thot. of; Eede, or Edith, 22 Apr. 1655; and Mary, 13 Feb. 1659; beside Samuel; all exc. one d. nam. or describ. in the will. For sec. w. he took Elizabeth wid. of George Orvis, wh. had been wid. of David Carpenter of F. SAMUEL, Waterbury, s. of the preced. m. Lydia, d. of John Warner first of the same.
BRUCE, JAMES, Haverhill 1677. JOHN, Sudbury, by w. Elizabeth had Hannah, b. 1672; Mary, 1680; Eunice, 1684; and Martha, 1685. Perhaps he had male ch. earlier. PETER, Haverhill 1677. ROGER, Marlborough, by w. Elizabeth had Samuel, b. 24 Mar. 1691; Abijah, 27 Nov. 1693; rem. to Framingham, had Elisha, 14 Sept. 1695; Rebecca, 22 Feb. 1698; Sarah, 2 Mar. 1700; Daniel, 22 Feb. 1701; Thomas, 5 Jan. 1704; Hannah, 18 Feb. 1706; Deliverance, 9 Sept. 1709; and David, 9 June 1711; d. 16 Sept. 1733.
BRUEN, JOHN, New London, s. of Obadiah, by w. Esther had Eleazer, Joseph, and John, but prob. some, perhaps all, b. after his rem. to Newark; d. a 1696, when the Lords proprs. made gr. of ld. to his wid. OBADIAH, Gloucester, came, 1640, prob. with Rev. Richard Blinman, had first set them down at Marshfield, and ask. for adm. as freem. of Plymouth jurisdict. Mar. 1641, but speedily went to the opposite side of the Bay. He was freem. 19 May 1642; selectman in 1642, and sev. foll. yrs. and rep. 1647, 8, 9, and 51, in wh. last yr. with his spiritual guide he rem. again to New London, there was town clk. 15 yrs. often rep. and in nam. in the royal chart. 1662; but hav. purch. 11 June 1667, with assoc. the ld. in N. J. now the city of Newark, he rem. thither, where the fam. has always flour. He was youngest s. of John B. Esq. of Bruen Stapleford, Cheshire, bapt. 25 Dec. 1606, at Tarves, near [[vol. 1, p. 281]] Chester, bec. a draper at Shrewsbury in the adjoin. Co. Salop, had brot. w. Sarah and ch. Mary and here had Rebecca; Hannah, b. 9 Jan. 1644; and John, 2 June 1646. The time of his d. is unkn. but he was alive 1680. In spel. the name slight variety occurs. A let. of 11 Oct. 1679 to his d. and her h. at New London, from Newark, to tell of the d. of their min. the first Pierson, is sign. Ob. Brewen, but by the w. Sarah Bruen. His d. Mary m. 1653. John Baldwin of Milford, as his sec. w.; Hannah m. 1663, John Baldwin of Milford, s. of the h. of her sis. but perhaps d. soon, as he is said to have d. on a voyage unm. but it may be that her h. was ano. of the frequent Johns; Rebecca m. 1663, Thomas Post of Norwich, as his sec. w. Rev. Matthias, b. at Newark, 11 Apr. 1793, Columb. Coll. 1812, d. 11 Nov. 1829, was a descend. of high reput.
BRUFF. See Brough.
BRUNDISH, JOHN, perhaps of Watertown at first, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rem. early to Wethersfield, d. 1639, leav. wid. Rachel, wh. m. Anthony Wilson of Fairfield, one s. and four ds.
BRUNETT, HENRY, Boston, merch. d. early in 1687.
BRUNNING. See Browning.
BRUSH, GEORGE, Woburn, said to be a Scotchman, m. 20 Dec. 1659, Elizabeth d. of William Clark, had William, b. 21 Nov. 1660, d. in few wks.; William, again, 20 Oct. 1661, d. in two wks.; Elizabeth 96 Jan. 1663, d. young; Mary, 15 June 1665; William, again, 28 Apr. 1667; John, 18 June 1670; Elizabeth again, 24 Aug. 1672; George, 18 Jan. 1674, d. same day; Joseph, 11 Jan. 1675, d. at one yr.; Joseph, again, 29 Dec. 1676; Samuel, 28 Mar. 1680; Margery, 24 Apr. 1684; and Lydia, 10 Apr. 1687; was freem. 1690, and d. 13 Aug. 1692. The name is made Bruce. His d. Mary m. 4 June 1683, Walter Cranston. THOMAS, Southold, L. I. 1662, freem. of Conn. 1664. WILLIAM, Woburn, s. of George, m. 15 Mar. 1693, Elizabeth Gould, had Mary, b. 6 Dec. 1693; William, 11 Mar. 1696; John, 9 Nov. 1698; Samuel, 11 Mar. 1701; Abigail, 29 Mar. 1702; Thomas, 20 Mar. 1705; James, 16 June 1708; Rebecca, 26 Sept. 1709; and Lydia, 24 Aug. 1712; was a. lieut. after serv. in the Ind. war 1690.
BRUSTER, JOHN, Portsmouth 1665, had m. Mary, d. of Roger Knight, one of Mason's men, so long bef. Dec. 1656, that her f. at Dover, writ. to his s.-in-law in that mo. speaks of his w. "Mary and the dear childr." was freem. 1672, of gr. jury 1687. Descend. are num. but they spell for Brewster, the name on Col. rec. is Breuster.
BRYAN, ALEXANDER, Milford 1639, a man of influence in the Col. of New Haven, and after union with Conn. Assist. 1668-73. Ann, prob. his w. d. there 20 Feb. 1661, and he m. the wid. of Samuel Fitch, the [[vol. 1, p. 282]]
sch.master of Hartford, and d. betw. 20 July and 6 Nov. 1679, at gr. age. He had Richard, and other ch. we infer, for his will names, beside that s. only gr.ch and gr. gr.ch. sprung, indeed, from him; yet he prob. had ds. Susanna, wh. d. at Middletown 1670, and Joanna, wh. m. 9 Apr. 1652, Owen Morgan, unless one or both were wid. of other s. wh. had d. bef. the testat. He names gr.ch. Alexander, and his s. Alexander; gr. gr.ch. John, and Mary Maltby; gr.ch. Samuel B.; gr.ch. Sarah, wh. bec. w. of Samuel Fitch, s. of his own w.; gr.ch. Hannah Harriman, and her three ch.; and neph. Thomas Oviatt. ALEXANDER, Milford, eldest s. of Richard, m. Sybil, d. of Rev. John Whiting of Hartford, had Ann, b. 8 Sept. 1674; Alexander, 15 June 1677, d. soon; John, 12 July 1680; Alexander, again, 24 Nov. 1683; Ebenezer, 2 Feb. 1690; and Augustine, 25 Apr. 1694; and d. 1701. His wid. m. 1705 Hugh Gray of Huntingdon, L. I. it is said, but after his d. was liv. at Milford in 1711. This name sometimes ends with t, and in Mather's list of the Conn. magistr. has a final s, but the barbarism of the London printer is prob. charged. with it. Often in early rec. here it is Bryer. JOHN, Taunton 1637, d. 28 Apr. 1638, as two of his friends said, prov. his nuncup. will, giv. all his prop. to s. John, wh. was perhaps not then in the country, for he desir. John Gilbert to have charge of the prop. for him. Elizabeth Poole, the found. of the sett. in that yr. preced. and Jane, prob. her younger sis. or niece, hav. aid in mak. the inv. (of wh. the sum was £43.) I infer that he had come in her comp. JOHN, Taunton 1639, s. prob. of the preced. one of the first purch. and long an inhab. RICHARD, Milford, s. of first Alexander, b. in Eng.by w. Mary had Alexander bef. ment. b. 1651; Mary, and Hannah, tw. 1654; Samuel, bapt. 1659; John, 1662, d. young,; Abigail, 1664, d. unm. 1698; Richard, 1666; Frances, 1668; and Sarah, 1670. He m. 1678, Elizabeth wid. of Richard Hollingworth, d. of Michael Powell of Boston, wh. d. 1698, had Elizabeth b. 1679; and Joseph, 1684. He had large est. being, as had been his f. the richest man in town. It was partly in Eng. on L. I. at New Haven, Elizabethtown, N. J. Providence, and Milford. his wid. m. John Durand, and, fourth h. a Treat, and d. 1706. Mary m. John Maltby of New Haven, and, next, a Howell of L. I.; Hannah, m. Rev. John Harriman of New Haven; Frances m. Joseph Treat of Milford; Sarah m. Samuel Fitch, wh. d. early, leav. only ch. Sarah ; and she m. next, a. 1696, Mungo Nisbett, and d. in two yrs. SAMUEL, Milford, s. of the preced. m. 20 Dec. 1683, Martha, d. of Rev. John Whiting, had Mary, b. 1685; Martha, 1689 ; Susanna, 1691; Abigail, 1693; Sybil, 9 June 1695; and Jerusha, 4 July 1697; and d. 1698, leav. wid. Martha. THADDEUS, Lynn 1675.
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Kendall, wh. d. 8 Mar. 1688, aged 40; and he m. Ruth, wid. of Samuel Frothingham, prob. for sec. or third w. JOHN, Scituate 1639, m. 14 Nov. 1643, Mary, d. of George Lewis of Barnstable, had John, b. 17 Aug. 1644; Hannah, 25 Jan. 1646, m. 1665, John Stodder of Hingham; Joseph, 1646, d. young; Sarah, 29 Sept. 1648; Mary, 24 Feb. 1650, d. young; Martha, 26 Feb. 1652; and Samuel, 6 Feb. 1654. His w. d. 2 July 1655, and he m. 22 Dec. 1657, Elizabeth d. of Rev. William Wetherell, wh. d. soon; and in 1664 he m. Mary, d. of Thomas Hiland, had Elizabeth 1665; Benjamin, 1669; Joseph, again, 1671; Jabez, 1672; Ruth, 1673; Thomas, 1675; Deborah, 1677; Agatha, 1678; Ann, 1680; and Elisha, 1682. He was rep. 1677-8, and his will was dat. 1684. JOHN, Plymouth, m. 23 Nov. 1665, Abigail Bryant, perhaps d. of Stephen of the same. JOHN, Scituate, s. of John of the same, had John, b. 1677; Jonathan, 1679; Mary, 1682; David, 1684; Joshua, 1687; Samuel, 1689; and Martha, 1691. RICHARD, New Haven 1654, a may have been s. of Alexander Bryan, and have no right to the final letter. ROBERT, a soldier in Turner's comp. in Philip's war, of whose resid. I am ign. SAMUEL, Scituate, s. of first John, d. in the strange expedit. of Sir William Phips against Quebec. STEPHEN, Duxbury 1643, rem. to Plymouth 1650, m. Abigail, d. of John Shaw, had John, b. 7 Apr. 1650; Mary, 29 May 1654; Stephen, 2 Feb. 1658; Sarah, 28 Nov. 1659; Lydia, 23 Oct. 1662; and Elizabeth 17 Oct. 1660. THOMAS, Marblehead 1642. THOMAS, Scituate, s. of first John, a man of distinct. rep. 1725, 30, 3, and 4, was f. of Rev. Lemuel, H. C. 1739, a disting. man of Braintree. WILLIAM, Boston, taverner, by w. Hannah, wh. surv. him, had Hannah, b. 26 June 1683; Benjamin, 6 July 1686; William, 5 Oct. 1687; John, 25 Mar. 1689; and d. bef. 22 Nov. 1697 when adm. was gr. to his wid. Some make the name Briant.
BRYER, or BRYARD, ELISHA, New Hampsh. 1689, prob. liv. at Portsmouth, where he m. 4 Oct. 1689, Abigail Drew, perhaps d. of James, had Margaret, b. 30 Nov. 1693; Abigail, 11 Dec. 1695; Samuel, 18 Sept. 1697; Sarah, 2 Feb. 1700; and Mary, 21 Aug. 1702. RICHARD, Lynn, d. 8 Oct. 1665. RICHARD, Newbury, m. 21 Dec. 1665, Eleanor Wright, wh. d. 20 Aug. 1672, had Richard, b. 19 Aug. 1667; Elizabeth 11 May 1669; and Ruth, 27 Dec. 1670.
BUCK, EMANUEL, or ENOCH, Wethersfield, by w. Sarah had Ezekiel, b. 1650; John, 1652; Jonathan, 1655; and by sec. w. Mary, d. of John Kirby of Middletown, had David, 1667; Sarah, 1667; Hannah, 1671; Elizabeth 1676; Thomas, 1678; and Abigail, 1682. Here is a strange confus. of names, yet the W rec. ment. the man by both prefixes, in diff. places; and the surname was varied into Book, or Bouk, as he wrote it. EPHRIAM, Woburn, m. 1 Jan. 1671, Sarah Brooks, had Sarah, [[vol. 1, p. 284]] b. 11 Jan. 1674; Ephraim, 13 July 1676; John, 1 Jan. 1679, d. in few days; John, again, 7 Feb. 1680; Samuel, 13 Nov. 1682; Eunice, 7 July 1685; Ebenezer, 20 May 1689; and Mary, 28 Oct. 1691. HENRY, Wethersfield, m. 31 Oct. 1660, Elizabeth d. of Josiah Churchill, had Samuel, b. 1664; Martha, 1667; Elizabeth 1670; Mary, 1673; Sarah, 1678; Ruth, 1681; Mehitable, 1684; and Henry; He d. 7 July 1712. ISAAC, Scituate 1647, town clk. rep. 1663, 4, and 5; bore arms 1643, and was the lieut. 1676, wh. repuls. the Ind. assault on the town, d. 1695, leav. wid. Frances, and ch. Thomas, Joseph, Jonathan, Benjamin, Elizabeth wh. was w. of Robert Whitcomb, Mehitable, w. of Stephen Chittenden, Ruth, m. 17 Jan. 1677, Joseph Garrett, not Gannett, as print. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 316, and Deborah, w. of Henry Merritt. JAMES, Hingham 1638, came in the Diligent, that yr. with one serv. John Morfield, from old Hingham, freem. 22 May 1639. He m. 4 June 1639, at Dorchester, but the w's name is not seen, had a ch. that was bur. 13 June 1640; Lydia, bapt. 3 Dec. 1643; Adam, wh. d. 24 Apr. 1646; and Abel, prob. tw. br. bapt. 26 Apr. 1646; and Lydia d. at 23 yrs. JOHN, Hingham, br. of the preced. came, prob. in the same sh. was short time at Dorchester, rem. 1650, to Scituate, m. Elizabeth d. of Samuel Holbrook of Weymouth, had Elizabeth b. 1653; Mary, 1655; Joseph, 1657; John, 1659; Hannah, 1661; Susanna, 1664; Benjamin, 1665; Deborah, 1670; Robert, 1672; and Rachel, 1674. He m. 1693, the wid. of sec. Edward Dotey, wh. was prob. Sarah, sis. of famous Elder Faunce, and d. 1697, or, rather, his will bears that date. ROGER, Cambridge, came in the Increase 1635, aged 18, perhaps s. of William, had Mary, b. 1638, wh. d. 31 Aug. 1669; John, 3 Sept. 1644; Ephraim, 26 July 1646; Mary, 23 June 1648; Ruth, 6 Nov. 1653; and Elizabeth 5 July 1657; perhaps others. His w. Susanna d. 10 Sept. 1685. Prob. he had other ch. for Harris's Epit. ment. d. of Nathaniel, 19 July 1672; of Ann, 13 Apr. 1675; and of Samuel, 21 Sept. 1690. WILLIAM, Cambridge, ploughwright, came in the Increase 1635, aged 50, d. 24 Jan. 1658. His s. Roger had admin. in Apr. foll. A Christian B. came in the Blessing 1635, aged 26.
BUCKlNGHAM, DANIEL, and SAMUEL, Milford 1669, were perhaps s. of Thomas. Of the former we learn nothing more than that he m. 1661, Hannah, d. of William Fowler the sec. of M. and of Samuel, only that he was b. 1640, and m. 14 Dec. 1663, Sarah Baldwin, d. of Timothy, and call. Anthony Hawkins his uncle. Mr. Porter adds, that his ch. were Sarah, Ann, Ruth, Esther, Samuel, and Thomas; that his will was of 6 Oct. 1692, his inv. of 2 Apr. 1700; and the inv. of his wid. 12 Sept. 1706. THOMAS, Milford 1639, one of the chief men, had Hannah, wh. m. bef. 1655, Thomas Welch; Thomas, bapt. 8 Nov. 1646; d. 1657, on a visit at Boston. Perhaps his w. was Ann, outliv. him, and in her will, of 18 Mar. 1687, may instr. us, for she names ch. Daniel, Samuel, Thomas, d. Mary Parker, gr.ch. Ann, Mary Merwin, Thomas and Esther, ch. of her d. Hannah Welch, and Sarah Fowler. THOMAS, Saybrook, s. of the preced. was min. 1669, d. 1 Apr. 1709, aged 63, wh. disproves a fond tradit. that he was b. on the passage of his parents, wh. came over with Prudden, and went to M. as one of the first sett. 28 Nov. 1639. If he were then alive, his age should have been call. 71. He had not a coll. educ. but was ord. 1670; and enjoys the distinc. of being one of the found. of Yale Coll. By w. Es- ther, d. of Thomas Hosmer of Hartford, m. 20 Sept. 1666, had Esther, [[vol. 1, p. 285]] b. 10 June 1668; Thomas, 29 Sept. 1670, wh. m. 16 Dec. 1691, Margaret Griswold; Daniel, 2 Oct. 1672; Stephen, 4 Sept. 1675; Samuel, 26 May 1678, d. next mo.; Samuel, again, 24 July 1679, d. 5 Jan. 1685; Hezekiah, 21 June 1682; Temperance, 6 Jan. 1685; and Ann, 2 Aug. 1687. In Mather's Hecatompolis he and Thomas, H. C. 1690, min. of Hartford, wh. was from Milford, not s. (as often said), but perhaps neph. of Rev. Thomas of Saybrook, and Stephen, H. C. 1693, min. of Norwalk, s. of the Saybrook min. appear together. Stephen m. Sarah, d. of Rev. Samuel Hooker, and d. 13 Feb. 1746, aged 70, leav. no ch.; and his f. m. 10 Aug. 1703, for sec. w. Mary, her mo. THOMAS, Hartford, not s. of the preced. m. 29 Nov. 1699, Ann, d. of Rev. Isaac Foster, his predecess. d. 19 Nov. 1731, aged 62, leav. only s. Joseph, b. 7 Aug. 1703, Y. C. 1723. Mr. Porter assures me, that he was s. of Thomas of Saybrook, and had, beside Joseph, wh. liv. to 29 Nov. 1760, Isaac, b. 25 Sept. 1700; and Ann, 12 Apr. 1706; wh. both d. young.
BUCKLAND, sometimes BUCKLINE on rec. BENJAMIN, Braintree, m. Rachel, d. of John Wheatley, had Leah, perhaps rem. to Rehoboth, there had David, b. 22 Mar. 1675; and d. a. 1679, for his wid. m. 22 Sept. of that yr. John Loring of Hingham. Leah m. 1687, Thomas, s. of said John. JOSEPH, Rehoboth, perhaps s. of the preced. had Matthew, b. 16 Sept. 1674; beside Nehemiah, wh. was bur. May 1677; Nehemiah, again, 31 Mar. 1678; and Lydia, 5 Sept. 1680. NICHOLAS, Windsor, s. of first Thomas, m. 21 Oct. 1668, Martha, d. of John Wakefield of New Haven, had John, b. 13 Mar. 1673, d. soon; Hannah, 1 Sept. 1674; John, again, d. 20 Dec. 1675, very young; Martha, 1 Mar. 1678; and John, again, 17 July 1681; beside Ebenezer, wh. d. as did the preced. young. His w. d. 28 Oct. 1684; and by sec. Elizabeth Drake, d. prob. of the sec. John, m. 3 Mar. 1686, he had a third John, 10 Dec. foll.; Nicholas, 8 Jan. 1688 both d. soon; and Elizabeth 19 July 1692. This w. d. 20 Feb. 1698, and he had third w. Hannah Strong, wh. d. 27 Mar. 1719; and he d. 2 Aug. 1728. In Stiles some confus. of this fam. is seen. SAMUEL, New London 1674, m. first, the wid. of the first Matthew Beckwith, and, next, a. 1690, Hannah, wid. of Philip Bill, and d. in 1700. She d. 1709. THOMAS, freem. 6 May 1635, of Mass. prob. of Dorchester, for he rem. soon to Windsor, serv. in the Pequot war, 1637, m. Temperance, d. of Nicholas Denslow, had Timothy, b. 10 Mar. 1639; Elizabeth 21 Feb. 1641; Temperance, 27 Nov. 1642; Mary, 2 Oct. 1644, d. young; Nicholas, 21 Feb. 1647; Sarah 24 Mar. 1649; Thomas, 2 Feb. 1651, d. young; and Hannah, 18 Sept. 1654; beside John, 26 Jan. 1661; d. 28 May 1662, and his wid. d. 26 July 1681. Temperance m. John Ponder; Sarah m. John Phelps; and Hannah m. 14 Aug. 1681, Joshua Welles. THOMAS, Windsor 1670, s. of the preced. m. Hannah, d. of Nathaniel Cooke of the same, had one ch. wh. liv. not long. He d. 28 May 1676, and his wid. m. 30 Jan. 1677, Joseph Baker. TIMOTHY, Windsor, eldest br. of the preced. m. 27 Mar. 1662, Abigail, d. of Richard Vore, bad Timothy, b. 20 Apr. 1664, d. soon; Thomas, 23 June 1665; Abigail, 11 Nov. 1667; Mary, 7 Nov. 1670; Sarah, 10 Apr. 1673; Hannah, 28 June 1676; and Elizabeth 26 Feb. 1679. He d. 31 May 1689, and his wid. d. 20 Dec. 1727. WILLIAM, Hingham 1635, rem. to Rehoboth 1658, and was bur. 1 Sept. 1679. A d. of his m. John Brown, jr. of R. Baruch and Joseph, perhaps his s. were of R. 1690; [[vol. 1, p. 286]] and it is found on rec. that John Bucklin, wh. may be a name of the same stock capricious. varied, d. 20 June 1677. WILLIAM, Hartford, d. 13 May 1691, leav. William, and Charles. He was not relat. of Thomas.
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