Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
BURRINGTON, WILLIAM, Portsmouth, R. I. by w. Jane had Abigail, wh. d. 4 Dc. 1711; and his s. Robert d. 11 Aug. 1728.
BURRITT, JOHN, Stratford, s. of William, was propound. for freem. 1671, and liv. 1698, and prob. many yrs. more for his inv. of good est. was brot. by his neph. Josiah, Feb. 1727. He was unm. STEPHEN, Stratford 1668, br. of the preced. m. 8 Jan. 1674, Sarah, d. of Isaac [[vol. 1, p. 310]] Nichols, wh. outliv. him, had Elizabeth b. 1675; William, 1677, d. young; Peleg, 1679; Josiah, 1681; Israel, 1687; Charles, 1690; and Ephraim, 1693; d. early, 1698, his inv. of good est. being of 4 Mar. in that yr. the wid. and six ch. to enjoy it. WILLIAM, Stratford, and early sett. d. 1651, leav. wid. Elizabeth wh. surv. thirty yrs. and in her will of 2 Sept. 1681 names s. Stephen, and John, and d. Mary Smith, as her ch.
BURROWS, BOROUGHS, BOROWS or BURROUGHS, FRANCIS, Boston 1685, ar. co. 1686, a merch. from London, much commend. by John Dutton, for his kindness, in his life and Errors. He m. for sec. w. 29 Dec. 1709, wid. Elizabeth Heath, wh. had been w. of Thomas Gross; and for her and four ds. of G. by her he made good provis. in his will short. bef. his d. and by her it is prob. he had no ch. as in it he ment. only ch. Sarah, wh. had m. capt. John Brown of Salem. GEORGE, Roxbury, bred at H. C. where he had his A. B. 1670, the most promin. victim of the diabolic. fanaticism of 1692, was thot. by Farmer, at one time, s. of John of Salem, tho. he after suppos. that Jeremiah of Scitutate might be his f. I can feel no doubt, however, that he was s. of that "Mrs. Rebecca Burrows, wh. came from Virg. that she might enjoy God in his ordinance in N. E." as apostle Eliot's rec. ment. her unit, with the ch. 19 July 1657, when her s. must have been quite young, and he was adm. to the same privilage 12 Apr. 1674. Prob. his f. had d. in Virg. and we may hope, that the mo. also had gone to ano. world bef. the sad proof of pervers. of God's ordin. in her chos. refuge by the horrib. proced. against her only ch. By w. whose name is not seen, he had Rebecca, bapt. 12 Apr. 1674, the same day of his join. the ch. and George, I think, 21 Nov. 1675, both at R. He preach. at Falmouth as early, in opin. of Willis, as 1674, but at the latest, in the summer of 1676, who for his good serv. he had gr. of 200 acres, and when the Ind. destroy. that town, 11 Aug. of that yr. with surv. inhab. he escap. to Bang's isl. in the harb. whence he wrote those details of the disast. sent by maj. Pendleton to the Gov. and Counc. at Boston. In Salisbury he had ano. ch. Hannah, b. by w. Hannah (perhaps not the first w.) 27 Apr. 1680, and was invit. Nov. foll. to preach. at Salem vill. now Danvers, and there had Elizabeth bapt. 4 June 1682; but in a. two yrs. went E. to his former flock, certain,. was at F. 1683; and it may be fear. that dissatisf. at his leav. Danvers was a moving cause of his unhappy fate. On the sec. sack. of Casco by the Ind. 1690, he was again driv. to the W. and preach. at Wells, until a worse enemy, the gr. adversary, assail. him. He was arrest. in Apr. at W. and brot. to Salem, where the gaol was soon too full of these harmless victims; but on 8 May 1692, he was sent to Boston, charg. with offence of witcher. dept nine wks. in prison, tried 3 Aug. at Salem, and by Ct. unduly organiz. condemn. in few days, and hang. on 19 of that mo.
Cotton Mather publis. for the entertainm. of [[vol. 1, p. 311]] the reader, as he terms it, an acco. of this tr. and execut. at wh. latter he assit. In the Ann. of Salem, Felt relates, "after he was hung, C. M. believ. him to have been justly dealt with, and perceiv. the impression wh. his last words and appearance had made to the contra. endeav. to convince the peop. that no wrong had been done." One mo. from that day, Giles Cory suffer. punishm. on the same preposter. charge as B. but by the monstr. old common law requirem. was press. to d. for stand. mute under the indictm. This was the last, as well as the first, instance of such barbar. inflict. Mather was not, I think, present to witness this triumph over the devil in thee enforc. silence of his victim by the ministers of the law. Had the sheriff invit. his aid, perhaps he would have declin. the advantage; and we can hardly doubt, that the fact of the other sufferer being a min. and s. of thee doll. in wh. the f. of M. then sat as Presid. exclud. all undue feel. of tenderness in many of the spectators, especial. in him wh. Calef tells us, rode on a horse to instr. the witnesses at the solemn scene. Tardy vindicat. in small degr. of this innoc. was made by the governm. on petitn. of his elder s. Charles, provis. in 1711, for his heirs. That valua. paper may be read in Hist. Coll. of Essex Inst. I. 57. So late as 1774, his ld. at Falmouth, against wh. the formalit. of forfeit. had not been applied, was sold by George and Thomas B. of Newburyport, his descend. Of the ch. beside the four bef. ment. we hear of Mary, wh. m. and liv. at Attleborough, and Jeremiah, wh. was insane, possib. in conseq. of the treatm. of his f. but whether the last w. (a d. of Thomas Ruck), wh. surv. him, were sec. or third, is not told; Rebecca liv. at Boston, w. of a Tolman, it is said; George liv. at Ipswich; Hannah, from tradit. was w. of a Mr. Fox, wh. liv. in Boston, near Barton's point; and Elizabeth m. Peter Thomas of Boston, progenit. of the late Isaiah of Worcester, LL. D. found. of the Amer. Antiquar. Soc. See Farmer, in Mem. of Gr. of H. C. Geneal. Reg. I. 37, with copious refer. Hutch. Upham, and Willis. JAMES, Boston 1674, a tailor, rem. to Bristol, there in 1689 had w. and three ch. JEREMIAH, Scituate 1674, m. May 1651, a Huet, perhaps d. of Thomas of Hingham, had Jeremiah, b. 1652; John, 1653; Elizabeth 1655; and Mary, 1657; and d. 1660. JEREMIAH, Scituate, eldest s. of the preced. had Jeremiah, but wh. was the w. or date of m. or b. of s. or d. of either h. or w. is not seen. JOHN, Salem 1637, was from Yarmouth, a cooper, com. that yr. in the Mary Ann, aged 28, with w. Ann, 40, unless the Westminster rec. from custom ho. of Y. be wrong. JOHN, New Haven 1644, may be the same as him of Newtown, L.I. 1656. JOHN, New London, s. of Robert, m. 14 Dec. 1670, Mary, d. of John Culver, had John, b. 2 Sept. 1671; Mary, 14 Dec. 1672; Hannah, 9 Oct. 1674; Margaret, 5 Oct. 1677; Samuel, 5 Oct. 1679; Robert, 9 Sept. 1681; and Abigail, 10 Aug. 1682. JOHN, Enfield 1684, d. a 1693, leav. wid. and ch. John, Hannah, and Sarah.
ROBERT, [[vol. 1, p. 312]] Wethersfield, m. 1645, Mary wid. of Samuel Ireland, rem. to New London 1650, had John, and perhaps others, for descend. still liv. there; and his w. d. Dec. 1672, and he in Aug. 1682. His success. spell. Burroughs, and most of the foregoing have, at times, done the same. WILLIAM, Providence 1641, came, perhaps, in the Susan and Ellen, 1635, aged 19, was among freem. 1655, and liv. 1663, but w. or ch. are unkn.
BURSELL, or BURSTALL, JAMES, Yarmouth 1643, d. Oct. 1676, leav. three ds. JOHN, Yarmouth 1643, perhaps b. of the preced. of wh. no more is kn. It may seem a strange name, and certain. is not now found.
BURSLEY, BURSLEM, or BURSLIN, JOHN, an early sett. at Weymouth reckon. some 3 or 4 yrs. among "old planters," and was soon after at Dorchester, req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, and was sw. 18 May foll. When first nam. he is call. Mr. and was rep. 1636, m. at Sandwich, 28 Nov. 1639, Joanna, d. of Rev. Joseph Hull of Barnstable, had fix. at Barnstable, and there was his d. Mary bapt. 30 July 1643; John, 22 Sept. 1644, d. in few wks. Joanna, 1 Mar. 1646; Elizabeth 25 Mar. 1649; and John, again, 11 Apr. 1652; beside the first ch. wh. d. sudden. 25 Jan. 1641, very young; prob. Temperance, wh. m. Dec. 1677, Joseph Crocker of B.; and Joanna, wh. m. Shubael Dimmock, as sec. w. He was at Exeter 1643 and 5, short time at Hampton, but of Kittery 1647-53, went back to the neighb. of Barnstable, there d. prob. 1660. His wid. bec. sec. or third w. of the first Dolor Davis. Mary m. 25 Apr. 1663, John Crocker; and Elizabeth m. Nov. 1666, Nathaniel Goodspeed, and, next, Oct. 1675, Increase Clap. JOHN, Barnstable, s. of the preced. m. Dec. 1673, Elizabeth d. of sec. John Howland of the same, had Elizabeth b. Oct. 1674, wh. d. next yr.; Mary, Oct. 1675, d. in few mos.; John, 1 Mar. 1678; Mary, again, 23 May 1679; Jabez, 21 Aug. 1681; Joanna, 29 Nov. 1684; Joseph, 29 Jan. 1687; Abigail, 27 Aug. 1690; Elizabeth again, 5 Aug. 1692; and Temperance, 3 Jan. 1695. Descend. of his youngest s. enjoy to this day the est. of the first ancest. In Eng. a parish is nam. Burslem.
BURT, BENJAMIN, Deerfield, s. of David, m. 19 Oct. 1702, Sarah, d. of Daniel Belden, had Jonathan, and perhaps other s. DAVID, Northampton, s. of Henry, b. in Eng. one of the first sett. at N. m. 18 Nov. 1655, Mary, d. of deac. William Holton, had David, b. 14 July 1656, k. by a cart 30 Aug. 1660; Jonathan, 1 May 1658, d. at 4 yrs.; Henry, 20 Aug. 1660; Mary, 18 Mar. 1663, d. at 3 yrs.; Sarah, 2 May 1665; Hannah, 2 Sept. 1667, d. young; David, again, 25 Aug. 1669, a soldier, tak. by the French and Ind. 9 Feb. 1690, from Schenectady to Canada, whence he never ret.; Jonathan, 5 Sept. 1671; Joseph, 26 Sept. 1673; Mary, again, 3 May 1676; Ruth, Apr. 1677, says the [[vol. 1, p. 313]] rec. prob. 1678 was meant; Benjamin, 17 Nov. 1680; and John, 29 Apr. 1682, k. by the Ind. up the riv. May 1709. He d. 1690, and his wid. m. Joseph Root, and d. 1718. Sarah m. 1688, Robert Porter, and d. next yr.; Mary m. 14 Feb. 1706, as sec. w. Dr. Thomas Hastings of Hadley, and, next m. Samuel Belden the younger; and Ruth n. 1710, Nehemiah Allen. EDWARD, Charlestown 1651, s. of George, by w. Elizabeth d. of George Bunker, had Mary, b. 28 Sept. 1657; and got a patent to make salt, grant. 1652, for ten yrs. by our Gen. Ct. GEORGE, Lynn 1635, d. 2 Nov. 1661, leav. George, wh. went to Sandwich; Hugh; and Edward, bef. ment. Lewis. HENRY, Roxbury, had his ho. burn. for wh. loss the Gen. Ct. made a gr. to the town of L8. in Nov. 1639; rem. to Springfield next yr. was there clk. of the writs (tho. rec. of the b. of his own ch. is not found), and d. 30 Apr. 1662. His wid. Ulalia d. 29 Aug. 1690, and of his ch. we kn. names for Jonathan; David; Nathaniel; Sarah, wh. n. first, 1643, Judah Gregory, and, next, Henry Wakley; Abigail, wh. m. first, 1644, Francis Ball; next, 1649, Benjamin Mun, and bore him five ch. and next m. lieut. Thomas Stebbins, whose s. m. her d. Abigail; Mary, wh. m. 1654, William Brooks, and bore him eight s. and eight ds.; Elizabeth wh. m. 24 Nov. 1653, Samuel Wright, jr.; Patience, wh. m. 7 Oct. 1667, John Bliss; Mercy, wh. m. 17 Jan. 1667, Judah Wright; Hannah, wh. m. 1659, John Bagg, and had ten ch,; and Dorcas, wh. m. 28 Oct. 1658, John Stiles. The four last nam. of these eight ds. of course, were b. after his rem. to S. and in neither rec. of town nor ch. at R. is his name to be seen. A tradit. is preserv. that the mo. of these ch. "was laid our for d. in Eng. put into the coffin, but signs of life appear. at her funer. she recov. came to N. E. sett. at S. and here had nineteen ch." What degr. of credit may be yeild. to this acco. quot. from Dr. Stiles, wh. was avery benign. in hear. such chronicles, may well be ask. but the answer will prob. depend on the spirit. educat. and habits of the respond. HENRY, Northampton, s. of David, m. 1684, Elizabeth d. of Alexander Alvord, had only Joseph, b. 1 Dec. 1685; and Elizabeth 2 May 1687, both mo. and ch. d. in few days. He m. 9 Dec. foll. Hannah, d. of Henry Denslow of Windsor, had Samuel, b. 8 Sept. 1688, wh. with the mo. d. next yr. and by third w. Mary had David, 17 July 1691; Ebenezer, 2 Feb. 1693; Mary , 24 Aug. 1694, d. soon; Mary, again, 9 Oct. 1695; Thomas, 26 Dec. 1697; Hannah, 1 Aug. 1700; Elizabeth 31 Mar. 1702, d. young; and Noah, 17 Aug. 1707, wh. d. at 18 yrs. and the f. d. 26 Sept. 1735. HENRY, Springfield, s. of the first Jonathan, had for sec. w. 4 Apr. 1716 (the first being unkn. to me, as, also, is the point, whether she had issue) Deborah, wid. of Benjamin Alvord, d. of John Stebbins.
HUGH, Lynn, br. of George, came, prob. in the Abigail 1635, aged 35, with w. Ann, 32, and Hugh, [[vol. 1, p. 314]] 15; and Edward, 8, perhaps his nephs. His will. of Dec. 1650, pro. 21 of same, leaves some uncert. what HUGH he was, that was call. 70 yrs. old, or thereabouts, on giv. evidence Mar. 1661; for one, call. of Lynn, jr. prob. s. of George, had Mary, b. 21 July 1647; and made his will 7 Oct. 1661, d. 21 of next mo. But the s. d. bef. his f. wh. ment. ch. of his s. Hugh dec. as Mary and Sarah. JAMES, Newport, 1639. JAMES, Taunton, prob. s. of Richard, had w. Ann, wh. d. 17 Aug. 1665. Ano. JAMES of Taunton d. 10 June 1743, says the gr.stone, "aged a. 84 yrs." and the same evid. commemo.l ano. James, perhaps his s. as d. 29 Mar. 1774, in 88th yr. This name is well perpet. JOHN, Springfield 1639, rem. soon. JONATHAN, Springfield, eldest s. of Henry, b. in Eng. m. at Boston, 1651, Elizabeth Lobdell, had Elizabeth b. 29 Dec. 1652, wh. m. 29 Jan. 1673, Vicary Sikes; Joanthan, 12 Sept. 1654; Sarah, 4 Sept. 1656, wh. m. 1675, Benjamin Dorchester, and, next, 1677, Luke Hitchcock; John, 23 Aug. 1658; Mercy, 7 Aug. 1661, wh. d. at 22 yrs. and HENRY, 11 Dec. 1663; was a man of note, and deac. His w. d. 11 Nov. 1684, and he m. 14 Dec. 1686, Deliverance, wid. of Thomas Hanchet, and d. 19 Oct. 1715. NATHANIEL. Springfield, younger br. of the preced. m. 15 Jan. 1663, Rebecca, perhaps d. of Richard Sikes, had Nathaniel, b. 18 Jan. 1664; Rebecca, 20 Dec. 1665; David, 20 May 1668; John, 23 Aug. 1670; Sarah, 17 July 1673, d. soon; Sarah, again, Apr. 1675; Experience, 23 Jan. 1678, and Dorcas, 20 Feb. 1681. His w. d. 28 Jan. 1712, and he d. 29 Sept. 1720. His resid. was in that pt. now Longmeadow. RICHARD, Taunton, one of the purch. 1639, was d. bef. 1675, had Ricahrd and prob. James. Charity, w. or wid. of the younger, or elder Richard, d. 3 June 1711. Baylies, I. 286, and II. 270 and 8. ROGER, Cambridge, by w. Susan had Samuel, b. 6 Feb. 1643. THOMAS, Salem, m. 18 Nov.l 1672, Mary Southwick, but whose d. or wid. she was, is unkn. WILLIAM, Charlestown, one of capt. Moseley's comp. k. 19 Dec. 1675, in the gr. Narraganset fight. From the diverse spell. of t his man's name, in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 242, and from Drake's Hist. of Boston, 414, where it i giv. Bourle, some puzzle is rais. but whichever be correct, we kn. that Charlestown had but a single William on the roster for that campaign, and either form is not great pervers. Of this name, Farmer counts at N. E. and Union, and N. J. coll. fifteen gr. in 1834.
BURTON, BONIFACE, Lynn, 1630, freem. 6 May 1635, d. 13 June 1669, "being a hundred and fifteen yrs. old," says John Hull's Diary, print. in the Transact. of the Amer. Antiq. Soc. III. 229, yet liable to a false construct. of the date. Of course, we doubt, some exaggera. is here; and in one of Sewall's interleav. Almanacs, that for 1673, two yrs. are deduct. as in Hutch. I. 269. Nearer to contempo. evid. must be the Dairy, yet his s.-in-law overcame his usual reverence for "father Hull," and he would not (with his habitual fondness for finding cases of [[vol. 1, p. 315]] longev.) have subtract. a week without appar. authority. Had he boldly struck off a dozen more yrs. skeptics would agree or would rejoice with him. Yet B. was the oldest man, says Lewis, fondly, wh. ever liv. in Lynn. This kindly affect. writer, in a generat. nearer to his won, enjoy. the finding of a black woman of equal age in the same happy town. Well stricken in yrs. at his com. over, must Burton seem, and prob. he brot. some fam. or at least had little progeny here; and careful scrunity proves, in many such instances, that peop. past mid. life, after reach our shores, grew old very fast. BONIFACE, Boston, perhaps s. perhaps gr.s. of the preced. d. 1667, from whose will, nam. only w. Frances, we infer, that he left no ch. and kn. that he gave nothing to the centenary, but that his largest bequest was ten shillings to Increase Mather. It is possib. that the testator was that very aged Lynn man, and the only one of so uncom. name. EDWARD, Charlestown 1633, rem. prob. to Hingham, there had gr. of ld. 1647, and d. bef. 1675, when convey. of it was giv. by his ch. of wh. I see no more. JOHN, Salem, a tanner, from 1637 to 1684, when he d. hav. been worried for a Quaker, 1659, 60 and 1. See Felt. RICHARD, Charlestown, was exempt. in Oct. 1675, as one of the ferrymen, from milit. impressm. SOLOMON, Stratford, m. Aug. 1687, Mercy, d. of Jeremiah Judson, had ch. whose names and dates are unkn., but descend. contin. STEPHEN, Swanzey 1683, m. 4 Sept. 1684, Elizabeth only d. of Gov. Josiah Winslow, and strange is it, that we kn. so little of him. Prob. he was s. of Thomas, had for first w. Abigail, d. of Gov. William Brenton of R. I. and in 1680 he join. with John Walley, Nathaniel Byfield, and Nathaniel Oliver, men of large est. and distinct. in purch. the Mount Hope est. seat of the gr. Sachem, Philip, from the Col. of Plymouth, assum. as fruit of their conq. and sett. Bristol. Next yr. he was made constable at Boston, with Paul Dudley, Adam Winthrop, Edward Raynsford, and Giles Dyer. THOMAS, Hingham 1640, m. Margaret, d. of John Otis, had Hannah, bapt. 30 May 1641; Phebe, 12 May 1644; Ruth, Aug. 1646, d. next yr. and Sarah, 13 May 1649; but it is said, that his d. Martha m. William Brenton, and if so, then she was by a former w. prob. b. in Eng. He was one of thee gr. disturbers of our political state, as in Winth, Hist. II. 262, 302, may be read. Very curious manifesto of our Gen. Ct. contain. in the glorious Coll. of Hutch. 212, alludes to him as "an old grocer of London," and his perversity is imput. to "his age and some other infirmitites." This hardly consists with the dignity of a legislature; and had the docum. been prepar. by the Assist. they might have ascrib. his heretical pravity in so facatious desire of religious liberty to long resid. at Newport after 1639. WILLIAM. Warwick, m. Ann, or Hannah, d. of John Wicks, had Susanna, wh. m. 11 Dec. 1684, sec. Samuel Gorton. Elder, and perhaps younger ch. he had, as Elizabeth wh. m. 30 Oct. 1674, Thomas Hedger; Hannah, m. a Carpenter; John, b. 2 [[vol. 1, p. 316]] May 1667; Elkanah, of wh. all that is told is his m. of a Clark; and Rose, wh. m. a Fowler. Yet a sec. w. Isabel (d. of John Potter). long surv. him, and may have been mo. of one or more. His will was pro. 25 June 1714.
BURWELL, JOHN, Milford 1639, had Samuel, bapt. 11 Oct. 1640; Ephraim, 19 May 1644; Nathan, 1646; and Elizabeth 1647; but he had, bef. com. to M. s. John, and Zechariah, perhaps both b. in Eng. and d. 17 Aug. 1649. He was from Co. Herts, left wid. Alice, wh. m. next yr. Joseph Peck from New Haven, a single man, and she d. 19 Dec. 1666. JOHN, Milford, s. of the preced. had John, and two other ch. without name, and d. 1665. JOHN, Branford, as Porter suggests, wh. d. 9 Aug. 1680, had five ch. by the first w. and by Benedicta, the sec. w. had three more, but names are not giv. exc. of John, and Elizabeth wh. m. the sec. Eleazer Stent. JOHN, Branford, s. of the preced. by w. Hannah had Hannah, call. 5 and 1/2 yrs. old, and John, 3 and 1/2, when the inv. aft. d. of f. was brot. in, 20 Mar. 1691. NATHAN, Milford, br. of the preced. m. 14 Jan. 1674, Temperance, d. of Richard Baldwin, had Alice, b. Dec. foll. and Temperance, bapt. 1676. SAMUEL. br. of the preced. m. perhaps, Sarah, d. of the first Benjamin Fenn, had Sarah, bapt. 1663; Samuel, 1665, d. soon; Samuel, again, 1667; Joseph, 1676; and John, 1678; tho. possib. this last may have been s. of Nathan. He was among proprs. of New Haven 1685, as print. in Geneal. Reg. I. 157, but ano. copy of that list gives the name Bunnill, and I fear it has not seldom bec. Burrill in print. Ano. SAMUEL, New Haven 1685, was younger and m. Rebecca, d. of Benjamin Bunnell, had Ann, b. 30 Dec. 1685; and eleven other ch. as Porter writes, without giv. the names. ZECHARIAH, Milford, s. of the first John, m. 1663, Elizabeth Baldwin, but from the gr. host of that name, I am unable to select a f. for her. He soon rem. to Newark, N. J.
BUSBY, ABRAHAM, Boston, linen-weaver, s. of Nicholas, freem. 1650, ar. co. 1647, m. 23 Sept. 1659, perhaps as sec. w. Abigail, wid. of Joseph Briscoe, and d. 20 Mar. 1687. NICHOLAS, Watertown, weaver, came from old Norwich to Boston 20 June 1637, then aged 50, with w. Bridget 53, and four ch. Nicholas, John, Abraham, and Sarah, was freem. Mar. 1638, selectman 1640, and 41, rem. to Boston 1646, constable there 1649, and d. 28 Aug. 1657. His will of 25 July preced. giv. "all his books of physic" to eldest s. John, adds that he was then in Eng. all his books of divintiy to Abraham, also ment. eldest d. Ann, w. of William Nickerson of Boston, weaver; d. Catharine Savory; youngest d. of Sarah, w. of John Grout of Sudbury, wh. has been w. of Thomas Cakebread; and his gr.s. Joseph, s. of Nicholas, wh. was d. His w. Bridget surv. him 3 or 4 yrs. NICHOLAS, Boston, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 1652, Martha, d. of John Cheney, the young wid. of Anthony Sadler, had Joseph, and d. bef. his f.
BUSH, EDWARD, Salem, m. 17 Oct. 1665, Mary Hyde (spell. on the rec. Hidz, inmost scrupul. conform. with sound), had Edward, b. 2 Sept. 1667, d. in few mos. Again he m. 1 Aug. 1678, young wid. Elizabeth Pitman, wh. long surv. had Elizabeth b. 30 Apr. foll.; Edward, again, 1 Mar. 1682, d. soon; Ann, 25 Feb. 1683; Benjamin, 7 May 1685; Edward, again, 2 Aug. 1687; Estwick, 22 Mar. 1689, d. young; and Estwick, [[vol. 1, p. 317]] again, 14 May 1693. JOHN, Cambridge, took o. of fidel. 1652, by w. Elizabeth had Joseph, b. 16 Aug. 1654; Elizabeth 14 Aug. 1657; Daniel, 4 Apr. 1659; Abiah, 2 Mar. 1661; and Mary, 17 Nov. 1662; and d. 1 Jan. 1663. JOHN, Wells, constable 1654, allow. to preach in 1662. JONATHAN, Springfield 1678, Enfield 1685, had ch. b. in both towns. JOSEPH, Newton, prob. s. of John, by w. Hannah had Lydia, b. 14 Sept. 1692; and Zechariah, 26 Sept. 1696; perhaps Joseph; and d. 1723. His wid. d. 1736. RENOLD, RANDALL, or RANDOLPH, Cambridge 1641, liv. on S. side of the riv. now Brighton, may have had w. and ch. but no certainty is attain. SAMUEL, Suffield 1679, Springfield 1686, at Westfield, by w. Mary, wh. d. 2 Aug. 1687, had Ebenezer, b. 9 days preced. and by sec. w. had Abigail, 12 June 1705; and he d. 7 May 1733. Of this name, in 1834, three had been gr. at Yale, and three at Dart. none at Harv. as Farmer saw.
BUSHELL, EDWARD, Boston, was a merch. 1676. A Ruth B. wh. came, at the age of 23, in the Abigail 1635, m. next yr. Edward Mitchelson of Cambridge.
BUSHNEALL, FRANCIS, Guilford 1639, d. 1646, had brot. from Eng. s. Francis, and d. Rebecca, that m. John Lord of Hartford, and d. very soon after her f. FRANCIS, Saybrook, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. had Samuel, and five ds. as is said; but I presume that Elizabeth wh. m. 2 July 1651, William Johnson, and Martha, wh. m. 1 Jan. 1664, Jonathan Smith of Wethersfield, are all that are kn. He was deac. and had favor of the Ind. (as in the will of Joshua, s. of Uncas, 1677, giv. him and others large tract of ld. is pro.) d. 4 Dec. 1681, aged 81. FRANCIS, Salem 1639, may be that carpenter, com. in the Planter, 1635, aged 26, with w. Mary, 26, and d. Martha, 1; but if he were, he rem. soon to pts. unkn. unless he be found at Norwalk, 1672. JOHN, Salem, a glazier, came in the Hopewell, capt. Bundocke, 1635, aged 21, had gr. of ld. 1637, but prefer. to live at Boston, where, by w. Jane, he had Dorothy, b. 19 Feb. 1652; Sarah, 24 Mar. 1655; Elizabeth 30 Aug.1657; John, 19 Jan. 1660; and perhaps others, certain. William,; and possib. at S. may have had Mary, wh. m. 3 Oct. 1657, George Robinson. JOHN, Saybrook, s. of John (but resid. of f. is not told, perhaps it was Eng.) m. 15 May 1665, Sarah, d. of John Scranton of Guilford, had John, b. 5 Mar. 1666; Sarah, 17 Sept. 1668; Hannah, 10 Nov. 1670; Mary, 20 Feb. 1673; and Elizabeth 23 Dec. 1674. He was one of the devisees in the will of the s. of Uncas. JOSEPH, Norwich, eldest s. of Richard, m. 28 Nov. 1673, Mary, d. of Thomas Leffingwell, had Mary, b. 10 Mar. 1675; Joseph, 27 June 1677; Jonathan, 7 Oct. 1679; Daniel, 1681, d. soon; Deborah, 21 Sept. 1682; Hannah, 8 Sept. 1684; Nathaniel, 12 Feb. 1686; Rebecca, 7 Mar. 1688; Abigail, 21 July 1690; Rachel, 27 Oct. 1692; and Jerusha, [[vol. 1, p. 318]] 17 Nov. 1695. He d. 23 Dec. 1746, not, as in the careful Hist. of N. by error of the press, is giv. 1748. His w. d. 31 Mar. 1745. RICHARD, Saybrook, m. 11 Oct. 1648, Mary, d. of Matthew Marvyn, had Joseph, b. May 1651; Richard, Sept. 1652; Mary, Jan. 1655; and Maria, Mar. 1657. He d. early, and his wid. m. Thomas Adgate. Mary m. Sept. 1674, Thomas Leffingwell, jr. RICAHRD, Norwich, s. of the preced. m. 7 Dec. 1672, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Adgate, had Ann, b. 4 Dec. 1674; Caleb, 26 May 1679, Benajah, 4 May 1681; and Elizabeth 31 Jan. 1685; was a capt. and d. 27 Feb. 1727. SAMUEL, Saybrook, s. of William the first, m. 7 Oct.1675, Patience, d. of Jonathan Rudd, had Abigail, b. 27 July 1677; Judith, 14 Sept. 1679; Samuel, 21 Aug. 1682; Jonathan, 10 Apr. 1685; Daniel, 20 Feb. 1688; Nathaniel, 18 Feb. 1691; Hepzibah, and Ebenezer, tw. 19 Aug. 1701. SAMUEL, Saybrook, s. of Francis, m. 17 Apr.1684, Ruth, d. of Zechary Sanford. William, Saybrook, s. of John of Boston, or more prob. his br. if the custom ho. rec. at London be right in the age of John, had, by rec. of S. Joshua, b. 6 May 1644; Samuel, Sept. 1645; Rebecca, 5 Oct. 1646; William, 15 Feb. 1648; Francis, 6 Jan. 1650; Stephen; and Thomas, 4 Jan. 1654; Judith, Jan. 1656; and Abigail, Feb. 1660; and d. 31 Aug. 1684. WILLIAM, Saybrook, perhaps s. of the preced. or of John of Boston, had William; Abigail, wh. m. 25 June 1679, John Seward; Judith, 5 Feb. 1681, wh. m. Joseph Seward; and Lydia, wh. m. 14 July 1686, Caleb Seward, all s. of William S. wh. all had plentif. issue, and liv. to good age. He was nam. one of the devisees in the will of the Ind. Sachem Joshua, was a lieut. and d. 12 Nov. 1683. One Bushnell, of whose bapt. name no clue is found, d. at Boston, 28 Mar. 1636, in the employm. of John Winthrop the younger. His wid. Martha had, perhaps, borne him a s. Edward, in Eng. and here, a few wks. after d. of her h. had Mary. She join. with ch. of Boston 3 Feb. 1639, and on 17 of same mo. brot. that d. to be bapt. and, I think, bec. w. of William Beamsley, and perhaps it was this d. Mary wh. m. 3 July 1657, George Robinson. Of this name, the gr. in 1829, Farmer count. two at Williams Coll. five at Yale, of wh. in 1775, was David, an ingen. mechanic.
BUSHROD, PETER, Northampton, a soldier in capt. William Turner's comp. there stat. in Apr. 1676, and 19 May was in the Falls fight. After the war, he m. Elizabeth d. of William Hannum, had John, b. and d. 1680; Elizabeth 1681; John, again, b. and d. 1683; Samuel, 1684; Hannah; and Abigail, 1689. His w. d. 5 May 1690 and he had 21 Pct. foll. Only two of the ch. were then liv. Abigail, alone of the six reach. mature age and m. 1716, Samuel Classon. THOMAS, Mass. 1639. Felt.
BUSKET, JAMES, came to Boston, in the Christian, 1635, aged 28, but no more is kn.
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BUSS, BUSSE, BUSSEY, JOHN, Durham, a physician and preach. b. a. 1640, m. 12 May 1673, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Bradbury of Salisbury, freem. 1647, when he was of Concord, began to preach 1678, and serv. at D. near forty yrs. but was not ord. lost his library in destruct. of his ho. by the Ind. 1694, and d. 1730, aged 96. Belkn. I. 139. JOSEPH, Concord, s. of William, m. 23 Dec. 1674, Elizabeth d. of John Jones, and d. 1681. He had Ann, b. 1675; William, 1677, wh d. at 14 yrs.; Dorcas; and Joseph, 23 Aug. 1680. NATHANIEL, Concord, br. of the preced. m. 1668, Mary Haven, and d. 17 Dec. 1717. WILLIAM, Concord, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, was a lieut. and d. 30 June 1698, but ano. acco. is 31 Jan. 1698. By w. Ann he had Richard, b. 6 July 1640; Ann, 8 Feb. 1642; Nathaniel, 15 Mar. 1647; and Joseph, 4 May 1649; and he had sec. w. Dorcas, wid. of John Jones, wh. d. 22 Nov. 1709. Joseph, and William, wh. were k. by the Ind. 27 June 1689, at maj. Waldron's garris. ho. may have been s. of him or of John. Ann m. 20 Oct. 1659, William Wheeler of C.
BUSSAKER. See Bassaker.
BUSWELL, BUZZELL, BUSSELL, or BUZWELL, ISAAC, Salisbury, freem. 9 Oct. 1640, perhaps brot. s. Samuel, and William from Eng. and here m. 1641, Mary Eastow, prob. d. of William, wh. d. 29 Sept. of the same yr. and by sec. or third w. had Mary, b. 29 Aug. 1645; and Isaac, 29 July 1650; and d.Mary m. 24 June 1669, Philip Brown. ISAAC, Salisbury, s. of the preced. m. 12 or 19 May 1673, Susanna, d. of the first Isaac Perkins, had Sarah, b. 29 Nov. 1676; and Mary, 23 Dec. 1678; and he prob. d. soon after, for his wid. m. 22 June 1680, William Fuller, jr. of Hampton. JOHN, Salisbury, perhaps br. of the first Isaac, had w. Margaret, wh. d. 29 Sept. 2642. Phebe, prob. his d. m. 2 May 1645, John Gill of the same. JOHN, Woburn, had Samuel, wh. d. 1 Dec. 1667. ROBERT, Andover, s. of Samuel, m. 9 Dec. 1697, Hannah Tyler. SAMUEL, Salisbury, perhaps s. of Isaac the first, b. in Eng. m. 8 July 1656, Sarah Keyes, perhaps d. of Robert, had Isaac, b. 5 Aug. 1657; John, 7 Oct. 1659; Samuel, 25 May 1662; William, 5 Aug. 1664; Robert, 8 Feb. 1667; and James, 20 Mar. 1669. He may have liv. short time, in 1668, at Marblehead. WILLIAM, Salisbury 1650, perhaps br. perhaps s. of the first Isaac, was a capt. and rep. 1679, d. 21 June 1699. WILLIAM, Portsmouth, m. 5 Sept. 1687, Ruth, d. of Hon. Elias Stileman, and descend. are not few, I believe, in N. H.
BUTCHER, JOHN, Boston, m. 30 Jan. 1662, Mary Deane. JOHN, Roxbury, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 10 Oct. 1695; Elizabeth 17 Feb. 1699; and he d. 10 Nov. foll. ROBERT, Boston, ar. co. 1676, was freem. 1677, and that is all I hear of him.
BUTLAND, WILLIAM, Boston, of wh. I kn. only that, in Nov. 1655, he [[vol. 1, p. 320]] demand. as admor. from capt. Clark, the wages due to his s. Thomas, a mariner, lately dec. prob. on a voyage.
BUTLER, DANIEL, Wickford 1674. DANIEL, Hartford, perhaps youngest s. of Richard of the same, had, by w. Mable (wh. bec. sec. w. of sec. Michael Taintor), only d. Elizabeth GILES, wh. came in the James from Southampton 1635, to Boston, arr. 3 June, was call. in the custom ho. of Marlborough, in Co. Wilts, but all else is unkn. HENRY, Dorchester, came a. 1642, it is said, from some pt. of Kent, m. Ann, d. of John Holman, by his first w. and had John, bapt. 6 July 1651, in this yr. was adm. freem. Very curious is the coincid. that one H. B. took that yr. his A. B. at Harv. in the catal. being not in Italic, tho. he preach. some yrs. at Milton, went home, and by Calamy, Vol. II. 611, is made min. at Yeovil, in Somersetsh. and to d. 24 Apr. 1696, aged a. 72. In Aug. 1673, he, then, in Eng. made deed in considerat. of L160. pd. by Thomas Holman, the younger br. of his w. of is rights in ld. both in Dorchester and Milton, tho. perhaps the phrase is varied only by the ignorance of the grantor, whether the div. of the town of D. since his rem. left his acres in the old, or transfer. them to the new. Certain. he early taught the sch. at D. and tradit. (that sometimes delights in improb.) made him to be bred at Cambridge Univ. instead of Harv. JAMES, Woburn 1676, had John, b. 22 July 1677, progenit. of a very num. line, rem. I suppose, to Billerica. JAMES, Boston, s. of Stephen, by w. Grace had Mary, b. 21 Feb. 1684; Grace, 2 May 1685; Elizabeth 23 Dec. 1686; and James, 21 Aug. 1688. See Geneal. Reg. I. 167. JOHN, Boston, ar co. 1644, perhaps the freem. 1649, said to have been a physician, was prob. of Hartford 166, certain, freem. there 1669; rem. to Branford, there d. 1680; by two ws. had four ds. and s. John, Richard, Jonathan, and Jonas. He may be a differ. man; but prob. is that physician, whose creditor, John Winchcombe, of Boston, claim. 5 Oct. 1682, admin. on est. and gave inv. 5 Feb. foll. of L11.3 only. JOHN, New Haven, M. 3 Jan. 1666, Elizabeth Morrill, had Mary, b. 9 Sept. 1667; ano. d. 1669; and John and James, tw. 6 Sept. 1671. JOHN, New London, m. prob. Catharine, d. of Richard Haughton of the same, had John, wh. m. a. 1700, beside a d. wh. d. 1689, perhaps young; but full details Miss Caulkins was unable to give. JOHN, Boston, 1676, a haberdasher, may easi. be mistak. for the first John. Perhaps he was his s. and a. 1684 was of Stratford, with w. Mary, wh. had admin. of the est. 1697. JOHN, Woburn, s. of James, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 4 Sept. 1704; John, 22 June 1706; Samuel, 3 May 1708; Sarah, 10 Jan. 1710; Joseph, 1 Dec. 1713; Phebe, 25 Jan. 1715; Mary, 27 Dec. 1716; Jacob, 10 Nov. 1718; Abigail, 5 Nov. 1720; Sarah, again, 9 Nov. 1724; and he rem. to New Hampsh. and d. 1759. Nine of his ch. liv. to m. and descend. are num. of wh. one was the dilig. hist. of Groton, that amply illustr. the geneal.
JOSEPH, Wethersfield, s. prob. of Richard of Hartford, m. a. 1667, Mary, d. of William Goodrich, had Richard, b. 1667; Benjamin, a 1673; Joseph, [[vol. 1, p. 321]] a. 1675; Mary, a. 1677; Gershom, a. 1683; and Charles, a 1686; all nam. in his will. He d. 10 Dec. 1732, aged 85; and his wid. d. 1 June 1735. NATHANIEL. Wethersfield, br. of Joseph, of wh. no more is told. NICHOLAS, Dorchester, came from Eastwell, in Co. Kent, it is said, with w. Joyce, three ch. of wh. one was John (possib. bapt. 22 Sept. 1645), and five serv. 1636, as by rec. of custom ho. at Sandwich, Eng. is pro. freem. 14 Mar. 1639; rem. 1651 to Martha's Vineyard, where descend. are yet. His d. Lydia m. 19 May 1646, John Minot of D. PETER, BOSTON, m. Mary, d. of William Alford, by whose will we learn, that he had Peter, Hannah, Samuel, and Mary, wh. was b. 21 Jan. 1655; but dates of his m. of b. of each of the other ch. and of his own d. are not seen. His wid. m. Hezekiah Usher, as third w. and brot. her ch. Samuel, Hannah, and Mary B. to be bapt. at O. S. ch 14 Mar. 1675. This renders it prob. that her s. Peter had been bapt. in the lifetime of his f. or was too big a youth to be then offer. A third h. Samuel Nowell, she outliv. and d. 1693. PETER, Boston, s. of the preced. was a capt. m. Elizabeth d. of Abraham Brown, freem. 1690, and d. 19 Aug. 1699, leav. Peter; John; Elizabeth; Mary, b. 21 Feb. 1694; Hezekiah, 10 June 1695; and Alford, 3 Feb. 1699. Rec. is found of earlier ch. Mary, 26 Sept. 1686; and Samuel, 26 Mar. 1690; but they prob. d. young. The wid. m. 8 Jan. 1713, Ephriam Savage, as fourth w. RICHARD, Cambridge 1632, freem. 14 May 1634, rem. to Hartford bef. 1643, was rep. 1656-60, a deac. and d. 6 Aug. 1684. By first w. he had Thomas, Samuel, and Nathaniel; by sec. w. Elizabeth had Joseph; Daniel; Mary, wh. m. 29 Sept. 1659, Samuel Wright; Elizabeth wh. m. an Olmstead; and Hannah, wh. m. a Green. His wid. d. 11 Sept. 1691. RICHARD, Stratford 1650, d. 1676, had two ds. Mary, wh. m. 7 June 1655, John Washburn, and next, Thomas Hicks of Hempstead, L. I. and Phebe, wh. m. Benjamin Peak, wh. sometimes wrote his name Peat. SAMUEL, Wethersfield, s. of Richard, was deac. had, in Haddam, Samuel, b. 26 Nov. 1665; and Elizabeth 20 Aug. 1667; and of him I can tell no more, but that his d. Mary m. 21 Jan. 1692, Ebenezer Hopkins of Hartford. STEPHEN, Boston 1652, by w. Jane had Benjamin, b. 2 Aug. 1653, d. young; Benjamin, again, 10 Feb. 1659; Isaac, 9 Oct. 1661, d. soon; Isaac, again, 29 May 1664, d. young; James, 2 Aug. 1665; Isaac, again, 10 Aug. 1667; and by sec. w. Mary had william, 10 Oct. 1671. THOMAS, Lynn, rem. 1637, to Sandwich, but had stop. some time at Duxbury, had at S. Patience, b. 28 Sept. 1648; Dorothy, 23 Jan. 1651; perhaps more, but was, again, of Duxbury 1657.
THOMAS, Hartford, s. of Richard, m. Sarah, d. of Rev. Samuel Stone, had, beside eight or nine ds. s. Thomas, Samuel, Joseph, and John. THOMAS, New London, d. 20 Dec. 1701, aged 59. Miss Caulkins thot. him anc. of Cols. Walter and John, disting. for service on the royal side in the Mohawk [[vol. 1, p. 322]] campaign dur. our Revo. WALTER, Greenwich, 1672. WILLIAM, Cambridge 1634, br. of Richard the first, freem. 6 May 1635, rem. to Hartford bef. 1641, m. Eunice, sis. of Tristram Coffin, wh. came to N. E. 1642; but he d. 1648, without w. or ch. leav. by will of 11 May in that yr. good est. to br. Richard chief. as in Trumbull, Coll. Rec. I. 482. WILLIAM, Ipswich, m. 1675, then aged 22, the w. Sarah, whose surname had not been heard, had William, b. 1 June 1677; Thomas, and Ralph, tw. 15 Sept. 1682, of wh. Ralph d. May 1684; was freem. 1682, and liv. 1708, as was his s. William.
BUTMAN, JEREMIAH, Salem, may not be kn. exc. as a creditor of est. of Henry Harwood, dec. 1671. See Essex Inst. II. 70. JOHN, Gloucester, m. 30 June 1690, Sarah, d. of Abraham Robinson, the sec. had Jeremiah, b. early in 1691; a d. 1693; Mary, 1697; Hannah, 1700; John, 1703; Jonathan, 1708; and Samuel, 1711.
BUTT, or BUTTS, NATHANIEL, Dorchester, s. prob. eldest, of Richard, m. 16 Sept. 1698, Elizabeth d. of capt. John Breck, and d. 10 Dec. 1721, of smallpox; but, whether he had issue, is not kn. His wid. d. 20 Oct. 1743, aged 67. RICHARD, Dorchester, by w. Deliverance, wh. d. 22 July 1699, aged 74, had Jerebiah, or Sherebiah, b. 18 Sept. 1675; but, as this is the first appeaer. of the surname in D. he may have had other ch. in ano. town bef. rem. thither, where were bapt. Barachiah, and Hannah, tw. 11 Jan. 1680; Mary, 2 July 1682; and Joseph, 18 May 1684. From the gr.stone of this last, we find that he d. 29 Mar. 1713. Older ch. than Sherebiah were Nathaniel and Samuel, yet neither is nam. in the will of the f. made 30 July 1690, bec. "going forth a soldier in the present exped. against the French," i. e. the abortive crusade to Quebec. It was not pro. until 8 Feb. 1694, for it made Deliverance, the w. extrix. and gave her all his prop. but to the ch. at her discret. Admin. de bonis non was giv. 1699 to Sherebiah. His mo. I presume, had been wid. Woodward (tho. name and resid. of h. are unkn.) for the rec. at the ch. is "26 May 1678, was the w. of R. B. bapt. being lately adm. a mem. At the same time her childr. bapt. whose names are Smith Woodward, Nathaniel, Samuel, Sherebiah, and Elizabeth" the last four, prob. being Butts.
BUTTELS, LEONARD, Boston 1643, had w. Judith. Prob. the same as Buttolph.
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