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

Volume #1, Pgs 299 - 309
Bumstead - Burrill

By James Savage

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BUMSTEAD, EDWARD, Boaton, freem. 13 May 1640, had Joseph, b. 1653. JEREMIAH, Boston, s. of Thomas, b. in Eng. by w. Hannah and Hannah, b. 24 Nov. 1664; Thomas, 22 Feb. 1667; Mary, 30 May 1668; Jeremiah, 25 Nov. 1670; and Sarah, 8 Sept. 1674. By sec. w. Sarah, he had Sarah, 15 Aug. 1676; Jermiah, 14 Oct. 1678; Abigail, 4 Nov. 1683; and Abigail, again, 23 Feb. 1685, beside Thomas, 1 Feb. 1687; d. 27 Feb. 1709, aged 72. THOMAS, Roxbury, as says the ch rec. "came to this ld. July 1640, brot. two small ch. Thomas, and Jeremiah," and adds, "his d. Hannah, b. 25 Jan. 1641," tho., town rec. has it, 20 Jan 1639. By w. Susanna he had Mary, bapt. at R. 24 Apr. 1642, and rem. to Boston, there had Joseph, bapt. 24 Nov. 1644, ╥a. 7 days old;╙ Mercy, 20 Jan. 1650; and Joseph, again, 23 Oct. 1653; was of ar. co. 1647, and d. 22 June 1677. Winthrop in his Hist. II. 203, ment. remark. preserv. of the life of one of his ch. His will of 25 May bef. his d. names ch Jeremy; Hannah, wh. m. 18 Apr. 1659, Thomas Shearer, or Sherwood; Mary, w. of Ambros Dawes; and Mercy, w. of Samuel Bosworth.

BUNCE, THOMAS, Hartford 1636, serv. next yr. in the Pequot war, had, prob. by a d. of capt. Thomas Bull, under wh. he had act. in that war, ch. Thomas; John; Sarah, wh. n. John White of Hatfield, and, next, Nicholas Worthington; Mary, b. 17 Sept. 1645, wh. m. Thomas Meakins of Hatfield, and, next, John Downing; and Elizabeth wh. m. Jacob White of Hartford, br. of John bef. nam.

BUNDY, JOHN, Plymouth 1643, rem. to Boston, by w. Martha had Martha, b. 2 Nov. 1649; and Mary, 5 Oct. 1653. He liv. after, prob. at Taunton, there his d. Patience d. 27 Mar. 1665; and he had James, 29 Dec. 1664; and Sarah, 4 Mar. 1669. His w. d. 1 May 1674; and Mary m. 5 Jan. preced. unless the better date be 1675. JOHN, Taunton, s. perhaps, of the preced. m. 9 Jan. 1677, Ruth Surney of Mendham (unless so strange a name be writ. for Turney), had John, b. 6 Oct. foll.; Joseph, 1 Jan. 1680; and Edward, 13 Aug. 1681. SAMUEL, Taunton, perhaps br. of the preced. had Samuel, b. 4 Oct. 1670.

BUNKER, BENJAMIN, Malden, s. of George, ord. 9 Dec. 1663, d. 2 Feb. 1670. That he well fill. his post of duty, tho. never m. (as seems to be essential to the charact. of a N. E. min.) we may be confid. for the long and lamenta. verses of his senior collea. Michael Wigglesworth, reveal no tendency to fiction. GEORGE, Charlestown 1634, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, as a support. of Wheelwright, he was disarm. Nov. 1637, yet in May foll. the Gen. Court made him constable of C. and by the end of [[vol. 1, p. 299]] a yr. he had gr. from the same power of fifty acres, so we may not doubt, that he was convinc. of the errors in doctrine that had misled him. By w. Judith (wh. prob. he brot. from Eng. with his s. John) he had Beenjamin, bapt. 20 Sept. 1635, H. C. 1658, bef. ment.; Jonathan, 8 Apr. 1638; and she d. 10 Oct. 1646. For sec. w. he took Margaret, wid. of deac. Edward Howe of Watertown, and he d. in 1664 or 5, for 4 Oct. of that latter yr. was pro. his will, made 12 May preced. In latter yrs. he rem. to Malden, but he own. bef. and after, the summit of that hill of glory bear. his nam. His eldest s. John, with the other two d. ds. Mary, Martha, and Elizabeth surv. Elizabeth m. Edward Burt. GEORGE, Ipswich, s. of William, a Hugenot in Eng. liv. at Topsfield after m. with Jane Godfrey, and there was drown. 26 May 1658. His wid. gave inv. of L300. 20 June foll. At the date of his d. the ch. were Elizabeth aged 12; William, 10; Mary, 6; Ann, 4; and Martha, 1 and 1/2. His wid. soon m. Richard Swain, went to Nantucket with those ch. and she d. 31 Oct. 1662, the earliest, in rec. of d. on that isl. Elizabeth m. Thomas Look; Mary m. Stephen Coffin, Ann m. Joseph Coleman; and Martha m. 8 Oct. 1676, Stephen Hussey. JAMES, Dover 1653, had James, and perhaps Joseph, and John, and d. 1698. JOHN, Malden, eldest s. of George the first, b. in Eng. a. 1632, m. 16 Sept. 1655, Hannah Miller, had Hannah, b. Oct. 1656, d. young; Mary, 29 Dec. 1658; John, Jan. 1661, d. in few days; John, again, May 1662; Edward; and Joseph, Feb. 1666; and d. 10 Sept. 1672; in his will, made the same day, names eldest s. John, eldest d. Mary, s. Edward, and Joseph, and d. Hannah, wh. m. 2 May 1689, as his sec. w. Samuel Newman of Rehoboth. JOHN, Portsmouth or Dover, s. of James, was one of the many wh. in 1690, desir. Mass. jurisdict. tro be stretch. over N. H. JONATHAN, Charlestown, s. of George of the same, m. 30 Jan. 1663, Mary Howard, perhaps wid. of Nathaniel Hayward or Howard, d. of the Rev. Thomas Gould, and d. 2 June 1678, as tells the gr. stone, but town rec. says 1677. He prob. had fam. yet not to be found on rec. WILLIAM, Topsfield, s. of George of the same, was nam. for his gr.f. in Eng. and after d. of his d. and m. of his mo. again, was carr. by her to Nantucket in 1658, m. 11 Apr. 1669, Mary, d. of Thomas Macy, founder of that settlem. had George, b. 22 Apr. 1671; John, 23 July 1673; Jonathan, 25 Feb. 1675; Peleg, 1 Dec. 1676; Jabez, 7 Nov. 1678; Thomas, 8 Apr. 1680; and Benjamin, 28 May 1683; and d. 26 June 1712.

BUNN, or BUNNE, EDWARD, Hull, had, prob. by first w. that d. Elizabeth wh. m. Oct. 1673, Joseph Howe of Boston; but for sec. w. m. 20 Aug. 1657, Elizabeth Mason; and d. soon after mak. his will of 14 Apr. 1673, in wh. he names only w. Elizabeth cous. Sarah, James Mason, and Samuel Lee. He was one of the earliest sett. of Nantasket, his right being ackn. in 1642, bef. it got the name of Hull. MATTHEW, Hull, by w. Esther had Matthew, b. 9 June 1659; Nathaniel, 23 Mar. 1664; and Esther, 2 Nov. 1665. It had been sometimes thot. that this name was the same as [[vol. 1, p. 300]] Binney; but no evidence appears. The fam. of two syl. was early at the same town, and it may be that some ambitious possessor of the shorter name may have stretch. it.

BUNNILL, BENJAMIN, New Haven, took o. of fidel, 7 Apr. 1657, was, s. of William, and a propr. 1685, had eleven ch. names unkn. and d. 1696. Porter writes me, that by w. Rebecca Mallory, wh. d. 12 Mar. 1691, he had Rebecca, b. 19 Jan. 1668, d. in a wk.; Rebecca, again, 11 Feb. 1669; Judith, 13 Apr. 1672; Benjamin, 4 Jan. 1676, d. in few days; Ann, 8 Jan. 1678, d. young; Benjamin, again, 29 Nov. 1679; Hezekiah, 23 Mar. 1682; Rachel, 16 Dec. 1683; Nathaniel, May 1686; Israel, 12 Mar. 1690; and his sec. w. Elizabeth wid. of John Sperry, bore him Ann, 11 Oct. 1695; and his wid. m. 19 Sept. 1700, Edmund Dorman. NATHAN, New Haven, br. of the preced. m. 3 Jan. 1667, Susanna Whitehead, eldest d. of Isaac. WILLIAM, New Haven, an early inhab. had Benjamin; Nathan; Lydia; Mary, b. 4 May 1650; and Ebenezer, 25 Aug. 1653, by w. Ann, d. of Benjamin Wilmot, wh. in his will of 7 Aug. 1669, speaks of the four ch. of his d. as heirs of pt. of his small est. so that it may be inf. that both d. and h. with one of the ch. were d.

BURBANK, CALEB, Rowley 1691, may have been s. of John. JOHN, Rowley, freem. 13 May 1640, in his will of 5 Apr. 1681 (as Coffin finds, Geneal. Reg. VI. 245), names w. Jemima, ch. John, Caleb, and Lydia. JOHN, Haverhill, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 15 Oct. 1663, Susanna, d. of Nathaniel Merrill, rem. a. 1680 with sev. ch. to Suffield, where his w. d. 1690; and tho. he had sec. and third w. yet no more ch. The name is that neighb. is com. JOSEPH, came, 1635, in the Abigail from London, aged 24, when at the custom ho. it was writ. Borebancke; but where he sat down is unkn.

BURBEEN, JOHN, Woburn, a tailor, came from Scotland, it is said, m. 16 Apr. 1660, Sarah Gould, had Mary, b. 2 July 1661; John, 9 Aug. 1663; James, 15 May 1668; and perhaps no more, for his w. d. 14 May 1670. He d. 8 Jan. 1714. Joseph, and Paul, gr. at H. C. of the yrs. 1731 and 1743, liv. to advanc. age, yet prob. this name is extinct in N. E.

BURCH, GEORGE, Salem, by w. Elizabeth had Mary, b. 30 Nov. 1659, d. young; Elizabeth 4 June 1662; John, 28 May 1664; Mary, again, 26 Sept. 1667; Abigail, 16 Aug. 1669; and George, 27 Apr. 1671; and d. 1 Oct. 1672. JOSEPH, Dorchester 1671.

BURCHALL, NATHAN, New Haven 1643, serv. of Robert Newman, sw. to fidel. 5 Aug. 1644.

BURCHAM, EDWARD, Lynn, 1636, frem. 14 Mar. 1639, was clk. of the writs 1645, went home 1656, and I kn. not whether he came back. His d. Frances m. 8 June 1660, Isaac Willy. Twice in Hist. Coll. of the Essex Inst. I. pp. 5 and 10, this name is giv. Burthum, and this error is more observa. on account of the gen. accura. of Mr. Patch. Often the letter c in the old engross. hand resembles our modern t. Suspicion aris. also, that the same man may be passing under the name of Beacham, wh. see.

BURCHARD, or BURCHER, EDWARD, Plymouth, came in the Ann, 1623, perhaps had w. as two sh. in div. of ld. next spr. were giv. but he d. or rem. for in div. of cattle, 1627, he took no pt. THOMAS, see Birchard.

BURCHSTED, JOHN HENRY, Lynn, a German physician from Silesia, says Lewis, 134, m. 24 Apr. 1690, Mary, wid. of Nathaniel Kirtland, had Henry, b. 3 Oct. foll. and d. 20 Sept. 1721, aged 64. The s. foll. the same profess. but I kn. no more of him.

BURDEN, FRANCIS, Portsmouth, R. I. among freem. 1655. GEORGE, Boston, shoemaker, came in the Abigail 1635, aged 20, was adm. of the ch. 9 Jan. 1637, and freem. 17 May foll. next Nov. disarm. for heresy, [[vol. 1, p. 301]] yet not driv. away, by w. Ann had Thomas, b. 1 Apr. 1637, d. very soon; Elisha, bapt. 3 Feb. 1639; Ezekiel, b. 25 Mar. 1641; Joseph, and Benjamin, tw. b. 21 Apr. 1643, both d. soon, but Joseph was bapt. 30 of that mo.; Hannah, 4 May 1645, "a. 20 days old;" and prob. others. At Braintree he had lot, 1639, for five heads, so that he must have had two serv. of apprent. But he went home with w. and ch. after mak. his will 15 Oct. 1652, wh. was pro. here 30 Apr. 1657. ROBERT, Lynn, m. a. 1650, Hannah, d. of William Witter, if we obey the authority of Coffin in Geneal. Reg. VI. 245, or Hist. Coll. of Essex Inst. I. 1659; but both names are wrong there, Witter means Winter, and Burden stands for Burditt, wh. see. Greater mistakes may be seen in other copies from early rec. by other collectors. WILLIAM, Duxbury, or Marshfield, is well seen in Barden.

BURDICK, or BURDICT, BENJAMIN, Westerly, s. of Robert of the same, in his will of 25 Spr. 1736, names w. Jane, and s. Peter, Benjamin, John, David, William, Elisha, ds. Mary Lewis, and Rachel Sisson. ROBERT, Newport, made freem. 22 May 1655; rem. to Westerly bef. 1661, m. Ruth d. of Samuel Hubbard of N. had Robert, Hubbard, Thomas, Benjamin, and Samuel, beside Naomi, wh. m. Jonathan Rogers; Tacy, wh. m. Joseph Maxon; Ruth, wh. m. John Phillips; and Deborah, wh. m. Joseph Crandall; and d. 1692. THOMAS, Westerly 1680, s. of Robert. This name is oft. confound. with Burditt.

BURDITT, or BURDETT, GEORGE, Salem 1635, came from Yarmouth Co. Norfk. where by pop. elect. he had preach. two yrs. but leav. w. and childr. at home in distress, was in gr. esteem at S. freem. 2 Sept. 1635, had gr. of ld. and preach. there near two yrs. and in 1637 or 8, went to Dover, there had much quarrel, and thence to York, and was forced to go home at last. Winthrop is large in reprobat. of him, Hubbard is strong; and the crim. proceed. of Cts. under Gorges╒ governm. for adultery and other charges, make it plain that N. E. was not the right place for him. ROBERT, Malden, m. Nov. 1653, Hannah Winter, had Thomas, b. Sept. 1655; Hannah, Nov. 1656; Joseph; Mary; Sarah; and Ruth, in May 1666; and he d. 16 June of next yr. by will of the same day ment. the w. and ch. and provid. also for ano unb. THOMAS, Malden, eldest s. of the preced. by w. Hannah had Thomas, b. 13 Jan. 1683; Elizabeth 19 Aug. 1686, d. young; Elizabeth again, 28 Aug. 1688; and by w. Elizabeth had Mary, 25 Dec. 1690; and John, 8 May 1693. His w. d. 26 Jan. 1718, aged a. 65, and he d. 20 Jan. 1729, in 74th yr. by gr.stone.

BURDSALL, HENRY, Salem, freem. 2 May 1638, d. 1651. Perhaps the name is Burchal in the Essex Inst. Hist. Coll. I. 39; and prob. he was f. of that Judith B. wh. m. Henry Cooke of S. June 1639.

BURDSIE, the same as Birdseye; and here I supply some deficiency in that article. The contr. of m. with Alice, wid. of Henry Tomlinson, to wh. in his will JOHN B. refers, was of 8 Oct. 1688. He d. 4 Apr. 1690, aged 74. By his first w. Phillis he had John, b. at Stratford, Mar. 1641, and [[vol. 1, p. 302]] Joanna, Nov. 1642. So it is clear, that he rem. from Milford to S. earlier by some yrs. than Trumbull, in his Hist. suppos. Joanna m. 28 Dec. 1664, Timothy Wilcockson. JOHN, Stratford, s. of the preced. m. 11 Dec. 1669, d. prob. youngest, of William Wilcockson, had Hannah, b. Feb. 1671; Mary, Nov. 1675; Mary, May 1678, d. next yr.; Abel, Nov. 1679; Joseph, Feb. 1682; and Dinah, 1688. He d. 1697, and his wid. d. 20 Sept. 1743, aged 92. Joseph was f. of Rev. Nathan, wh. was b. 8 Aug. 1714, so that the venerable man was a little older than was said in my acco. of Birdseye.

BURFEE, EDMUND, Boston, had w. Mary, wh. d. 15 Aug. 1658.

BURGES, GILES, Dorchester 1682. JACOB, Sandwich, s. of Thomas the first, m. 1 June 1660, Mary Nye, d. prob. of Benjamin of the same, had Samuel, b. 8 Mar. 1671; Ebenezer, 2 Oct. 1673; and Jacob, 18 Oct. 1676. JOHN, Chelmsford, m. 9 June 1662, Mary, wid. of Isaac Larned, eldest d. of Isaac Stearns, as Allen, Hist. of C. 169, tells; and in June 1676, m. Jane, wid. of John Gornell, wh. d. 4 Apr. 1678; and he d. 22 Oct. foll. JOHN, Yarmouth, s. of the first Thomas, m. 8 Sept. 1657, Mary Worden, prob. d. of Peter the sec. of the same, had John, Thomas, Joseph, Samuel, Jacob, Martha and four other ds. JOSEPH, Sandwich, br. prob. youngest, of the preced. had Rebecca, b. 17 Jan. 1667; Dorothy, 12 Nov. 1670, wh. d. prob. at 16 yrs.; Joseph, 18 Nov. 1673; and Benjamin, 5 May 1681. *THOMAS, Lynn, rem. 1637, to Sandwich, with fam. there may have add. to the ch. carr. with him only Joseph, and perhaps Jacob. He was of the chief men, rep. 1646 and after; d. 27 Feb. 1685, presum. to be 82 yrs. old. His d. Elizabeth m. 12 Feb. 1652, Ezra Perry. THOMAS, Sandwich, s. prob. eldest, of the preced. perhaps b. in Eng. m. 8 Nov. 1648, Elizabeth Basset, d. of William, one of the first comers, was divorc. 10 June 1661, and rem. to R. I. and at Newport was resid. 1671, hav. w. Lydia.

BURGESS, or BURGISS, sometimes BURGES, ABRAHAM, took pass. 11 Apr. 1679 in the William and John, from London for N. E. but whether he ever reach. our shore, or what bec. of him, is unkn. FRANCIS, Boston, by w. Joyce and Benjamin, b. 11 Oct. 1654. One FRANCIS, possib. his s. was of Moselye's comp. in the campaign of Dec. 1675. James Boston, came prob. in the Hopewell, capt. Bundocke, from London 1635, aged 14, m. 19 Oct. 1652, Lydia Mead, d. of Gabriel, had John, b. 1654; Benjamin, 1655; John again, 21 Feb. 1657; and d. 27 Nov. 1690. JOHN, Yarmouth 1678, is prob. mistak. for Burge. JOSEPH, Rochester, possib. misspel. for Burge, was first rep. for that town in one of the last Gen. Cts. of Plymouth, i. e. 1689. RICHARD, Sandwich 1643, as Coffin thinks, rem. to York 1660. RICHARD, Stratford, m. Phebe, d. of John Peacock, bef. 1679. ROBERT, Lynn 1655, m. 12 Apr. 1671, Sarah Hall. ROGER, Boston, had w. Sarah, wid. of [[vol. 1, p. 303]] William King, d. of George Griggs, wh. d. 24 Nov. 1664; but bore him James, b. 4 Apr. 1659. ROGER, Haverhill, old eno. 28 Nov. 1677, to take o. of alleg. on enrolm. in the milit. THOMAS, Duxbury 1637, next yr. rem. to Sandwich, was rep. 1646, and one or two yrs. more,was f. of Thomas, &c. as under Burge is told. THOMAS, Concord, 1660, had liv. at Charlestown. His will, of 9 Aug. 1662, was not brot. to pro. by his w. for near twenty yrs. Of this name, in 1834, gr. at Brown and Yale have been five, and none at Harv. or Dart. yet two at H. and one at D. as monosyl. Burge, and no such at Yale. Hon. Tristram, Brown 1796, may desc. from Joseph, at least, was b. at Rochester. Very num. are the cases of modern turn. of one syl. to two.

BURKBY, THOMAS, Rowley 1643.

BURKE, James, Hingham. See Buck. RICHARD, Concord, had gr. of ld. 1686, at Stow, m. at Northampton, 1 Sept. 1687, perhaps as sec. w. Sarah, wid. of Nehemiah Allen, d. of Thomas Woodford, had John, b 19 July 1689; but he had s. Richard and Jonathan long bef.

BURLEIGH, RICHARD, Ipswich, a 1690. Felt. Possib. he was s. of Giles Budley, wh. see.

BURLINGHAM, or BURLINGAME, JOHN, Kingstown, R. I. s. of Roger, m. mary, d. of Moses Lippit, and of him no more is kn. ROGER, Stonington 1654, Warwick 1660, by w. Mary had John, b. 1 Aug. 1664; and Thomas, 6 Feb. 1667, but nothing more is found of him, or w. or ch. exc. that his d. Mary m. 19 Dec. 1689, Amos Stafford, liv. 72 yrs. with him, had thirteen ch. as is said, was b. six days aft. him, and d. at equal distance, aged 97, some part of wh. may be true, but the newspaper that ment. his (Stafford's) d. at 97, makes the wid. 92. Five yrs. discrepency in a tradit. is not of high import. See Geneal. Reg. VIII. 368. THOMAS, Warwick, or Kingstown, s. of Roger, m. Martha, d. of Moses Lippit, as from wills of her f. and h. is gain. but I profit no more.

BURLISSON, EDWARD, Suffield 1677, had John, Fearnot, b. 18 Dec. 1679, Return Mary, and Edward, and d. 1698. FEARNOT, Windsor, s. of the preced. m. 8 Feb. 1705, Elizabeth Buckland, perhaps d. of Timothy, had Esther, b. 15 Feb. 1706; Daniel, 30 Dec. 1707; Elizabeth 2 July 1709; Ebenezer, 8 May 1711; Job, 7 Aug. 1714; Daniel, again, 7 Mar. 1718; and Mary, 3 Mar. 1721. The name appears with varied spell. sometimes losing the last syl.

BURMAN, THOMAS, Barnstable, in his will of 9 May 1663, makes his w. Hannah extrix. names s. Thomas, Tristram, Samuel; ds. Hannah Desire, Mary and Mehitable.

BURN, JOHN, Plymouth 1651. RICHARD, Lynn, rem. 1637 to Sandwich. THOMAS, Marshfield 1648. WILLIAM, Duxbury 1638.

BURNAP, ISAAC, Reading, s. of Robert, m. 8 Nov. 1658, Hannah Antram, perhaps d. of Thomas, had Isaac, wh. is ment. in the will of his gr.f. A; d. 18 Sept. 1667, in his will of two days preced. names no w. or ch. but ment. f. Robert, brs. Robert, and Thomas, sis. Ann, and Sarah, and cous. Thomas B. JOHN, Reading, freem. 1691, as were JOSEPH, ROBERT, and THOMAS, all at the same time, of the same town. ROBERT, Reading, had, I think, been of Roxbury, whither he brot. from Eng. Thomas, b. a. 1624, and Richard, 1627, [[vol. 1, p. 304]] both, perhaps, liv. 1682. But the name in rec. of Roxbury, when he lost an inf. ch. 18 Nov. 1642, is Burnet, tho. it appears not again. The w. was there Margaret Davis; But by w. Ann at Reading he had Sarah, b. 5 Nov. 1653; Robert, 28 Feb. 1658; and Mary, 17 June 1661; and this w. d. eight days after, and he took ano. w. 28 May 1662, Sarah. THOMAS, Reading, m. 3 Dec. 1663, Mary, d. of John Pearson.

BURNELL, JOHN, Salem 1665. ROBERT, Lynn 1690. SAMUEL, Boston 1676, s. of William of the same, m. 9 Oct. 1674, Ann Moore. TOBIAS, Portsmouth, came from Alphington, Co. Devon, went in Sept. 1673, to Barbados, and d. soon. WILLIAM, Boston, had John, Samuel, and Sarah, and the dispos. of his est. at Pulling Point, appears in his will of 16 Apr. 1660, abstr. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 230, and it is curious to collate this with an earlier will of 5 Mar. of the same yr. in Geneal. Reg. X. 270, brot. our by the exampl. dilig. of Mr. Trask. Both have refresh. evid. of his dread of Quakers. Yet a scruple is felt whether that will of Mar. were not a later draft; if the legal reckon. of the yr. be foll. it must be so thot. and it was incomplete for want of witness. Hard is it, often to disting. this name from Burnett.

BURNETT, or BURNIT, JOHN, Charlestown, m. 7 Apr. 1684, Mary Rice of Reading. ROBERT, Roxbury, may be Burnap, wh. see. THOMAS, Lynn, m. 3 Dec. 1663, Mary, d. of John Pearson, as Felt gives it in Geneal. Reg. V. 94.

BURNHAM, BURNAM, or BURNUM, JEREMIAH, Dover 1680, s. of Robert, desir. 1690, protect. of Mass. jurisdict. to be extend. to the Prov. of N. H. JOHN, Ipswich, was 22 yrs. of age there in 1638. RICHARD, Hartford, s. of Thomas, m. 11 June 1680, Sarah, d. of Michael Humfrey of Windsor, had Hannah, b. 11 July 1683; Rebecca, 20 Sept. 1685; Mercy, 14 Apr. bapt. 22 Apr. 1688; Mary, 18 May 1690; Richard, b. 6 July 1692; Martha, 28 Oct. 1694; Esther, 28 Mar. 1697; Charles, b. 23, bapt. 30 July 1699; Susanna, and Michael, b. 30 May 1705. ROBERT, Boston, by w. Francis had Robert, b. 25 Sept. 1647; Elizabeth 27 Oct. 1651; and he rem. to Dover in 1657, or earlier, there had Robert, 21 Aug. 1664, the former s. Robert hav. d. 25 Feb. preced. In 1671 he was adm. freem. and in 1690 he desir. jurisdict. of Mass. again. His s. Samuel and Jeremiah are provid. for in his will of 12 June 1691, pro. 29 Sept. foll. of wh. w. Frances was extrix. A slight error is seen in the name of resid. of this man, and ano. in the list of freem. 1671, Geneal. Reg. III. 241, Mr. Paige, reading the orig. MS. as abridgm. for Dorchester, wh. real. is Dover. SAMUEL, Dover, 1686, s. of the preced. THOMAS, Ipswich 1647, prob. br. of John, m. Mary, d. of John Tuttle, had Ruth, b. 1 July 1657, d. same mo.; Ruth, again, 23 Aug. 1658; Joseph, 26 Sept. 1660; Nathaniel, 4 Sept. 1662; Sarah, 28 June 1664; Esther, 19 Mar. 1666; beside Thomas, John, James, Mary, Joanna, and Abigail; and he d. 19 May 1694. He had serv. in [[vol. 1, p. 305]] the Pequot exped. but whether it were, 1636, under Endicot, or the more effective one, 1637, of Stoughton, is not told, tho. we may infer, it was the earlier. His d. Sarah m. a Clark, wh. d. soon, and she next m. 6 Aug. 1684, Mesheck Farley. THOMAS, Springfield 1651. THOMAS, Ipswich, perhaps s. of Thomas the first, m. 13 Feb. 1666, Lydia Pingree, d. perhaps, of Moses, had Thomas, b. 19 Jan. 1667; Phebe, 16 Mar. 1668; Moses, 24 Jan. 1670; Lydia, 6 Dec. 1674; Aaron, 12 Sept. 1676; Eleazer, 5 Sept. 1678; Abigail, 2 June 1680; Daniel, 4 Apr. 1682; and Mary, 1685. His w. d. 14 Mar. 1689, and he d. 21 Feb. 1728, aged 82. THOMAS, Hartford, rem. to Windsor, after mid. age prob. and d. 1688, leav. Thomas, John, Samuel, William, and Richard (wh. all had fams.) beside four ds. Descend. are very num. THOMAS, Windsor, s. of the preced. m. 4 Jan. 1677, Naomi, d. of Josiah Hull of the same, had Thomas, b. 16 Apr. 1678; John, 22 May 1681; and these bapt. at Hartford, Sarah, 7 Mar. 1686; Naomi, 3 June 1688; Abigail, 25 Mar. 1694; and Josiah, 6 Sept. 1696. THOMAS, Ipswich, perhaps neph. of Thomas the first, for hardly may he be thot. s. of Thomas the sec. of the same, m. 16 Dec. 1685, Esther Bishop, and by sec. w. Susanna (wh d. 27 May 1728), had Susanna, b. 29 Jan. 1693; Thomas, 12 Feb. 1695; and Benjamin, 21 Dec. 1696; perhaps two or three more. He d. 12 May 1726. WILLIAM, Malden, had Edward, b. Sept. 1657, but no more is kn. Of this name, in 1634, five had been gr. at Dart. three at Harv. and five at the other N. E. coll.

BURNS, EDWARD, Hingham, freem. 1666. LAWRENCE, Marblehead 166 .

BURNYEAT, JOHN, Newport 1672, trans. apostle with George Fox. THOMAS, Providence 1666, may have been br. of the preced. at least in doctr.

BURPH, possib. BURFEE, STEPHEN, Rehoboth, in Col. Rec. said to have m. 29 May 1674, Elizabeth perry, by me would be regard. so strange a name as almost to invite invasion of conject. upon those sacred premises where no error can be suppos. It may have been Purpee, tho. I had not bef. heard of the name so early in N. E.

BURR, BENJAMIN, Hartford, an early sett. had two s. Samuel, the elder (made frem. with his f. 1658), and Thomas, b. 26 1646, and two ds. Mary, wh. m. 15 Jan. 1657, Christopher Crow, and, next, Josiah Clark, and Hannah, wh. m. Andrew Hillier, all liv. at the time of his d. 1681, and he may have had others. His wid. Ann d. 31 Aug. 1683. DANIEL, Fairfield, freem. 1668, s. of Jehu the first, had m. 11 Dec. 1678, Abigail, d. of Henry Glover of New Haven, and took sec. w. Elinor, wh. present. inv. of his prop. 1695, so that it can safely be infer. that he was then d. but whether he had ch. by either is not kn. DANIEL, Fairfield, s. of Jehu the sec. left wid. Elizabeth and ten ch. to div. his est. (which [[vol. 1, p. 306]] was quite large), acc. inv. of 14 July 1727. Of six s. we may judge the order of success. in age to concur with the arrangem. at pro. office, Jehu; Stephen; Peter; David; Moses, Y. C. 1734; and Aaron, Y. C. 1735; and more confid. can we presume, that sev. of the ds. Hannah, Mary Wheeler, Elizabeth Hull, and Jane Sherwood were b. bef. sev. of the s. i wish the hs. of the m. ds. could be respectiv. assign. Moses and Aaron were minors; and their brs. Stephen and Peter were several. made guardns. Nine of these ch. had ea. L545. and double that sum was sh. of the eldest s. The youngest s. Aaron, b. 4 Jan. 1717, was the disting. good man, presid. of N. J. coll. f. of the more disting. (but not as a good man), Aaron of N. Y. the great manager of the more polit. change for our country in 1800, wherein he was made third Vice-Presid. of the U. S. JEHU, Roxbury 1630, came, prob. in the fleet with Winthrop req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. of that yr. and was sw. 18 May foll. Of his w. the bapt. name is not seen, tho. she was, at the same time with h. mem. of the ch. He was a carpenter, appoint. in 1633, by the Col. governm. to see to "the bridges betw. Boston and Roxbury," wh. suggests interest. queries in our topogr. In 1636 he rem. with Pynchon to the foundat. of Springfield, and for that town, not suppos. to belong to Mass. in 1638, was rep. at Hartford; and soon after went to Fairfield, of wh. he was rep. 1641, 5, and 6, prob. d. soon after. Four s. Jehu, John, Daniel, and Nathaniel, are kn. and perhaps he had not other ch. How easy mistakes occur in read. ancient MS. is well exhibit. in this man's case. Copy from entr. in Col. rec. 1630 and 1631, of his name, print. in my list of freem. as Appendx. to Winthrop II. 361, giv. it John; and the well-practis. eyes of Pulsifer, transcrib. for the Antiq. Soc. of Worcester, and the more scrupulous Paige, in the Reg. of N. E. Hist. Geneal. Soc. III. 90 and 1, were equal. deceiv. and even Felt, wh. had giv. so many yrs. of his life to those rec. fell under the same delusion; while, to immortalize the wrong, it is assert. by Trumbull, in Conn. Rec. I. 12. In read. the sec. and fourth letters of this bapt. name, not one in a thousand experts would be likely to differ from us, as John appears in the reverse proportion to Jehu. Yet from the unusual distinctness of the Roxbury ch. rec. wh. I have examin. and the concur. later ones at Springfield and elsewhere. all doubt is dispel. Trumbull, in Conn. Col. Rec. I. 12. of his text; and the 1835 Ed. of Winthrop's Hist. II. 441, had giv. the true name. JEHU, Fairfield, s. prob. eldest, if the preced. perhaps b. in Eng. m. Mary, d. of Andrew Ward, had sev. ch. certain. Daniel and Esther, in the will 1665 of their gr. mo. Ward. But other childr. he had, prob. some by this w. and some by ano. w. Esther, wid. of Joseph Boosy. He was a promin. man, rep. 1659, 60, and after junct. of Conn. with N. H. sev. yrs. In Philip's war he was capt. [[vol. 1, p. 307]] trust. as one in a commissn. with gr. powers; and d. prob. in 1692, as the inv. of his est. was made 31 Oct. of that yr. The will of 11 Jan. 1690 names ch. Daniel; Peter, H. C. 1690; Samuel; Esther; Elizabeth; Sarah; Joanna; and Abigail (of wh. some were minors); beside Mary, wh. had m. Samuel Wakeman, and was d. leav. a d. JOHN, Fairfield, br. of the preced. perhaps b. after his f. came to Roxbury, was adm. freem. of Conn. 1664, rep. 1666, and with his br. Jehu, 1670, and more yrs. was major, and d. 1694. His w. was, it is said, Sarah Fitch, but whose d. she was is not told, and for the ch. in partial default of rec. we must accept his will, nam. John, b. 2 May 1673; David; Samuel, 2 Apr. 1679, H. C. 1697; Jonathan; Sarah, 25 July 1675; Mary, 19 Aug. 1683; and Deborah; the last two unm. Joseph, b 21 June 1677, and Ebenezer, 7 Feb. 1682, d. bef. their f. The wid. Sarah, in her will, of 8 June 1696, names only the ds. Sarah Chauncy, wh. m. 29 June 1692, Rev. Charles of F., Mary, Deborah, and s. Samuel. JOHN, Hingham, s. of Simon, m. 24 Dec. 1685, Mary, d. of John Warren of Boston, had, it is said, ten ch. and d. 8 Dec. 1716, aged a. 57, and his wid. d. 5 June 1742, aged 78, as the gr.stones tell. JONATHAN, Dorchester, b. at Redgrave in Co. Suffk. it is said, bred at Corpus Christi, in Cambridge Univ. where he took his degr. 1623, and 1627, was rector of Rickingshall, in his native ld. but was silence. by his primate, Laud, and came with w. Frances, and three young ch. to this asylum 1639. In the sec. foll. winter he was call. to be collea. with Mather, but d. 9 Aug. 1641, aged 36, leav. Jonathan, H. C. 1651; John; and Simon, wh. were b. in Eng. and Mary, b. a. 1640, at D. wh. m. Zechariah Long of Charlestown, and d. 2 Aug. 1681. Of John, and Simon, as nothing is relat. it may be infer. that both d. early; but the mo. m. a. 1643, Hon. Richard Dummer of Newbury, outliv. him, and d. 19 Nov. 1682, aged 70. Winthrop II. 22, and Magn. III. 78. JONATHAN, Hingham, s. of the preced. was a physician, of wh. we kn. only, that he accomp. the forces in the crusade of Sir William Phips against Quebec, and d. of smallpox, 28 Nov. 1690. Nothing is seen of w. or ch. NATHANIEL, Fairfield, s. of Jehu the first, freem. 1664, had m. Sarah, d. of Andrew Ward, as his wid.╒s will, of 1665, names this d. and her two ch. Sarah, and Nathaniel. Both these ch. d. bef. the f. wh. had sec. w. Ann, and d. 26 Feb. 1712. His will of four days bef. names seven ch. viz. the dec. Nathaniel, wh. had left four ch. and John, Daniel, Esther, Ann Allen, Rebecca Sherwood, and Mary Labarre. PETER, Fairfield, s. of sec. Jehu, after leav. coll. taught a sch. two or three yrs. bec. a judge of the Sup. Ct. of Conn. and d. 1724, or 5. Good est. is exhibit. in his inv. of 18 Feb. of the latter yr. 

SAMUEL, Hartford, s. of Benjamin of the same, m. Mary, d. of John Baysey, wh. d. bef. her h. and he d. 29 Sept. 1682, leav. ch. Samuel, then aged 19; [[vol. 1, p. 308]] John, 12; Mary, 10; Elizabeth 7; and Jonathan, 4. SIMON, Hingham, perhaps br. certain. not. s. of Rev. Jonathan, as Rev. Dr. Harris made him (wh. was also mistak. in the desc. of Aaron), had ch. Esther, wh. d. 20 Dec. 1645; Henry, d. 14 Feb. 1647; Rose, d. June 1647; and Hannah, b. 7 Aug. 1646; all prob. by w. that d. 23 July 1647; and by ano. w. had Simon, and Hannah, both bapt. 25 Feb. 1655; Jonathan, 3 June foll. and John, b. 6 Jan. 1660; and he d. bef. Mar. 1693, when Simon, and John, the only surv. ch. div. the est. mak. provis. (acc. the expres. but unwrit. will of their f.) for their niece, Hannah Hobart, d. of John, wh. had m. Apr. 1647 their sis. of the same name. SIMON, Fairfield, s. prob. of Jehu the first, unless there be error in his evid. giv. Feb. 1682, call. him. a. 48 yrs. old. THOMAS, Hartford, younger s. of Benjamin, by w. Sarah had Thomas; Samuel; Benjamin; Joseph, bapt. 31 July 1687; Jonathan, 19 June 1692; Ann, 11 Nov. 1694; Isaac, 4 July 1697, Y. C. 1717; Daniel, 12 May 1700; Caleb, 20 Feb. 1704, prob. d. young; and Sarah, 1708; beside Abigail, and Hannah; and he d. 1731, in the will nam. seven s. and four ds. Of this name, Farmer found, in 1829, seven gr. at Yale and four at Harv.

BURRAGE, BENJAMIN, Scarborough 1640, serv. of John Winter. JOHN, Charlestown 1637, freem. 18 May 1642, by w. Mary had Mary, bapt. 9 May 1641; Hannah, b. 14 Dec. 1643; Elizabeth and Nathaniel, 28 Dec. 1655, d. next yr. and his w. d. bef. this s. By sec. w. Joanna, wh. d. 25 Dec. 1698, aged 65, he had William, b. 10 June 1657, and Sarah, 24 Jan. 1659; John, h. perhaps, was sev. yrs. old, bapt. 27 May 1660; Bethia, 26 May 1661; and Ruth, b. 28 Feb. bapt. 5 Mar. 1665. He d. 19 Oct. 1685, in his 68th yr. Perhaps he had also, d. Joanne, wh. m. William Mitchell; certain. Mary m. John Marshall; Hannah m. 1662, John French of Billerica, as his sec. w. and Elizabeth m. 15 Sept. 1668, Thomas Dean, wh. d. in few yrs. and she m. 12 Aug. 1680, John Poor; Sarah m. 5 Apr. 1682, William Johnson; and Ruth m. 4 June 1683, Ignatius White. JOHN, Scarborough 1640, br. of Benjamin, was that yr. in serv. of John Winter, was f. of William, and his wid. m. Thomas Hammatt. JOHN, Charlestown, perhaps s. of first John of the same, had Bethia, bapt. 26 May 1661; Ruth, 5 Mar. 1665; and he d. 18 Jan. 1681; m. 15 June 1675, Susanna Cutler perhaps d. of John of Woburn and d. 1 Jan. 1678. His wid. m. 15 Jan. 1680, Alexander Logan. THOMAS, Lynn, by w. Elizabeth m. 1687, had Elizabeth John, Thomas, Mary, Bethia, and Ruth. *WILLIAM, Scarborough, s. of John of the same, was town clk. selectman, rep. 1684, and, almost by compuls. was a preach. four yrs. succeed.

BURRILL, EPHRAIM, Weymouth, s. of John, by w. Lydia had Lydia, b. 23 Apr. 1689; Mary, 23 May 1690; Samuel, 7 Oct. 1691; Ephraim, 14 Feb. 1695; John, 12 Jan. 1698; and Sarah, 28 May 1699; perhaps more. FRANCIS, Lynn, s. of George, b. prob. in Eng. by w. Elizabeth had (beside ch. b. bef. 18 Oct. 1653, when the will of its gr.f. refers to it), Elizabeth b. 1 Dec. 1655; James, 21 Dec. 1657; Joseph, 18 Dec. 1659; Mary, 16 May 1661, d. young; Lydia, 13 June 1663; Hannah, 19 May 1665; Mary, again, 7 Feb. 1668, d. at 10 days; Deborah, 23 July 1669, d. in few wks.; Moses, 12 Apr. 1671; Esther, 15 Jan. 1674; Sarah, 11 Apr. 1676, d. same yr.; and Samuel; and d. 10 Nov. 1704. GEORGE, Lynn 1630, was one of the richest plant. brot. prob. from Eng. [[vol. 1, p. 309]] w. Mary, s. George, and Francis, here had John, b. 1631; and both h. and w. d. 1653. Lewis. His will of 18 Oct. in that yr. pro. in June foll. ment. the three s. and ch. of Francis. GEORGE, Boston, s. of the preced. a cooper, m. Deborah, d. of Nicholas Simpkins, had George, b. 13 Feb. 1654; Samuel, 10 Jan. 1656; Sarah, wh. m. John Souther; wh. beside gr.ch. Abraham Gourden, are all nam. in his will of 4 Oct. 1693, por. 14 July 1698, nine days after his d. JAMES, a soldier of Turner's comp. in Mar. 1676, I suppose, was s. of Francis of Lynn. Whether he surv. the campaign, or perish. with his capt. is unkn. but prob. he was of Bristol, with w. and one ch. early in 1689. JOHN, Roxbury 1632, or earlier, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. July 1634, wh. m. Richard Davis, and, next, Samuel Chandler, and d. Aug. 1665. He was a shoemak. rem. to Boston 1648, or bef. and d. prob. in Feb. 1657. His will of 3 Aug. 1654 names only w. and d. JOHN, Lynn, s. of George the first, m. 10 May 1656, Lois, d. of Thomas Ivory, had John, b. 15 Nov. 1658 (much disting. as town clk. 31 yrs. rep. 22 yrs and speaker 10 yrs. of wh. Hutch. II. 234, says, the Ho. "was as fond as of their eyes," and couns. 1720, d. 10 Dc. 1721, leav. no ch.) was freem. 1686, unless this was the son's date (the latest in the list bef. the usurpat. of Andros), a capt. rep. 1691, 2, and 7, and d. 24 Apr. 1703. Other ch. were Sarah, 16 May 1661; Thomas, 7 Jan. 1664; Ann, 15 Sept. 1666; Theophilus, 15 July 1669; Lois, 27 Jan. 1672; Samuel, 20 Apr. 1674, d. in few days; Mary, 18 Feb. 1677; and Ebenezer, 13 July 1679, wh. was a valu. publ. serv. as rep. and couns. many yrs. and d. 6 Sept. 1761, hav. had, by w. Martha Farrington, teen ch. of wh. were Ebenezer and Samuel, often reps. of their native town, and this younger Ebenezer was gr.f. of James, b. 25 Apr. 1772, at Providence, that bec. Ch. Just. of the Sup. Ct. of R. I. one of the ablest men the State ever had, and her senat. of the U. S. JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Rebecca had Thomas, b. 2 Feb. 1659; perhaps others. bef. Ephraim, 19 July 1664. Of this name, whether f. or s. was one serv. in the comp. of Isaac Johnson, Dec. 1675, prob. enga. in the deadly assault, when his capt. was k. JOHN, Weymouth, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Mercy had Elizabeth b. 25 Sept. 1689; Thomas, 26 May 1692; John, 19 Feb. 1695; and perhaps more.

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