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

Volume #1, Pgs 379 - 391

By James Savage

Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant, Benjamin Dunning for scanning this book and to Warren Wetmore for perfecting the text and providing technical help in presenting this work for researchers to enjoy.

CHILSON, JAMES, a passeng. in the Mayflower, d. at Cape Cod, 8 Dec. 1620, after sign. the immortal compact, and his w. d. soon after land. His d. Mary, wh. accomp. her f. and mo. has by vain tradit. been made the first to leap on Plymouth rock, as that honor is, also, assign. to John Alden, when we kn. it is not due to either, m. John Winslow, and in 1650, Bradford says, she had nine ch. of wh. one was m. and had a ch. She d. 1679, but ano. d. of C. was left by him in Eng. where she m. and came to our country. [[vol. 1, p. 380]]

CHINERY. See GENERY, and obs. that the name of his w. there giv. correct. is misprint. in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 217.

CHINN, CHINE, or CHING, GEORGE, Salem 1638, on Marblehead side 1648.

CHIPMAN, JOHN, Barnstable had been at Plymouth or Yarmouth a few yrs. bef. 1650, and may have resid. at other towns, since he said, 8 Feb. 2, it was 21 yrs. ago that he came from Eng. and was now a. 37 yrs. old. So that it seems prob. he came with Allerton in the White Angel, or in the Friendship, that had sail. at the same time, from Barnstaple, in Devon. but had put back, and so reach. here a few days later. He m. Hope, sec. d. of John Howland, had Elizabeth b. 24 June 1617, at P. bapt. at B. 18 Aug. 1650, beside one or two more, for he speaks of more than one bef. Hope, 13 Aug. bapt. 5 Sept. 1652; Lydia, b. 25 Dec. 1654; John, 2 Mar. 1657, d. in 3 mos.; Hannah, 14 Jan. 1659; Samuel, la Apr. 1662; Ruth, Dec. 1663; Bethia, 1 July 1666; Mercy, 6 Feb. 1668; John, again, 3 Mar. 1670; and Desire, 26 Feb. 1673. His f. Thomas had good est. near Dorchester in Co. Dorset. He was long rul. Elder, and rep. 1663 to 9 every yr. exc. 7, and d. 8 Jan. 1684. Elizabeth m. Hosea Joyce of Yarmouth; Hope m. 10 Aug. 1670, John Huckens, and d. 10 Nov. 1678; Lydia m. John Sargent of Malden; Hannah m. 1 May 1680, Thomas Huckens, and d. 4 Nov. 1696. JOHN, Barnstable, s. of the preced. had John, wh. d. young; James, b. 18 Dec. 1694; John, again, 18 Sept. 1697; Mary, and Bethia, tw. 11 Dec. 1699; Perez, 28 Sept. 1702; Deborah, 6 Dec. 1704; Stephen, and Lydia, tw. 9 June 1708; and Ebenezer, 13 Nov. 1709; all by first w. and by sec. w. whose name is unkn. as well as the former's, had Hendley, 31 Aug. 1717; and Rebecca, 10 Nov. 1719. John, Mary, Bethia, Stephen, Lydia, and Ebenezer were bapt. on 18 May 1716, so that other ch. of the first w. may prob. have d. SAMUEL, Barnstable, br. of the preced. m. 27 Dec. 1686, Sarah Cobb, d. Or Henly, or James, but of wh. is not told, had Thomas, b. 17 Nov. 1687; Samuel, 6 Aug 1689; both bapt. 30 Aug. 1691, and, also, at the same time was bapt. John, b. 16 Feb. 1691, H. C. 1711, min. of Beverly, wh. d. 23 Mar. 1775; Joseph, bapt. Mar. 1692, prob. 6, certain. not (as tradit. gives) 4; Mary, 5 June 1692; Jacob, b. 30 Aug. bapt. 6 Oct. 1695; Seth, 24 Feb. bapt. 4 Apr. 1697; Hannah, b. 24 Sept. 1699; Sarah, 1 Nov. 1701; and Barnabas, 24 Mar. bapt. 26 Apr. 1702; and d. 1703. His wid. surv. to 8 Jan. 1742. Three errors are obs. in an affectionate writer's first three lines in Geneal. Reg. VI. 272, where he makes Rev. John to be s. of that John wh. m. Hope Howland; and is here seen to be gr.s. and makes Elizabeth her mo. to be d. of Carver, instead of Tilley (but that was the common error ten yrs. ago); and also makes Bethia to be his sis. when she was his aunt. Of this name, in 1834, were five gr. at Harv. one at Yale, and two at Dart.

CHIPPERFIELD, EDMUND, New Haven 1639, in abbrev. form on London custom ho. rec. (as well as that of New Haven often), Chipfield, [[vol. 1, p. 381]] was passeng. in the Hopewell, capt. Babb, from London in the autumn, 1635, aged 20, a brickmaker, and d. 1648.

CHITTENDEN, HENRY, Scituate 1651, s. of Thomas, b. in Eng. had Joseph, b. 1657, beside Susanna, Elizabeth and Ruth, and a. 1713, leav. d. Elizabeth extrix. of his will, in wh. he devis. to Nathaniel, s. of Joseph, b. 1694, the lds. at Cohasset, and ment. other gr.ch. Mary Morton, Ruth Stetson, and Alithea, perhaps sis. of Nathaniel. ISAAC, Scituate, elder br. of the preced. came with his f. m. Apr. 1646, Mary, eldest d. of wid. Ann Vinal, had Sarah, and Rebecca, tw. b. 25 Feb. 1647; Mary, 17 Aug. 1648; Israel, 10 Oct. 1651; Stephen, 5 Nov. 1654; Elizabeth 9 Sept. 1658; and Isaac, 30 Sept. 1663; beside Benjamin, without date of b. but kn. to have come bef. the last, perhaps even earlier, for he was m. tho. without issue, when he fell, as a soldier under capt. Michael Pierce, 26 Mar. 1676, in that hard Rehoboth fight, when Canonchet took wild compensat. for the cruelty of our N. E. powers to his f. Miantonomi, the saddest example of judicial blindness in our first generat. He was rep. 1658, often after, and was k. 20 May foll. the loss of his s. when the Ind. assault. the town. Sarah m. 1666, capt. Anthony Collamore. ISRAEL, Scituate, s. of the preced. m. 1678, Deborah, d. of Rev. Nicholas Baker, had Nicholas, b. 1678; Isaac, 1681; and Israel, 1690; in wh. yr. he was lieut. in the sad expedit. of Phips, when Sylvester, capt. John Stetson, ens. of his comp. were lost. JOHN, Guilford, youngest s. of William, m. 12 Dec. 1665, Hannah, a. of John Fletcher, had John, b. 19 Oct. 1666; Elizabeth 26 Jan. 1669; Joseph, 26 Mar. 1672; Gideon, 23 Sept. 1678, d. young; Abel, 14 May 1681; and Lydia, 30 Mar. 1684; and d. Apr. 1717. NATHANIEL, Guilford, br. of the preced. by w. Sarah had Nathaniel, b. 1 Aug. 1669; Sarah, 2 Mar. 1672; Mary, 16 Feb. 1675; Joseph, 6 Sept. 1677; Hannah, 15 Mar. 1679, or 80; Deborah, 15 Oct. 1682, d. at 2 yrs.; and Cornelius, 1685; and d. June 1690. STEPHEN, Scituate, br. of Isaac, m. 1679, Mehitable, d. of Isaac Bush, had Thomas, b. 1683; and perhaps other ch. THOMAS, Scituate, a linen-weaver from some pt. of Co. Kent, it is said, came from London in the Increase, 1635, aged 51, with w. Rebecca, 40, and those ch. bef. ment. Isaac, 14; and Henry, 6; unit. with his w. 12 Feb. 1637, to Lothrop's ch. had gr. of ho. lot, 1638, on Kent str. He d. 1668, and his will was of 7 oct. inv. 9 Nov. of that yr. THOMAS, Guilford, eldest s. of William, m. Joanna Jordan, perhaps d. of John, had Samuel, b. 20 Sept. 1664, d. unm. at 30 yrs.; William, 5 Oct. 1666; Joanna, 13 Dec. 1668, d. young; Abigail, 5 Dec. 1670; Thomas, 12 Jan. 1673; Mehitable, 1675; and Josiah, 1678; and d. Oct. 1683. William and Josiah had progeny, and one (I kn. not wh.) was gr.f. of Thomas, the first Gov. of the State of Vermont, whose s. [[vol. 1, p. 382]] Martin, Dart. C. 1789, was also Gov. and a. 1840. WILLIAM, Guilford, came from E. Guilford, in Co. Sussex, adjoin. Rye, on the British Channel, near the border of Kent, or perhaps from Kent, with w. Joan, d. of Dr. Jacob Sheaffe of Cranbrook in Kent, and sis. of our Jacob Sheaffe, and of the w. of Rev. Henry Whitfield, with wh. they came to Boston 1638. He soon went to New Haven, was of the found. of the ch. at G. 1 June 1639, and trustee of the ld. purch. from the Ind. for the settlem. He had been a soldier in the Netherlands, and reach. the rank of major, here was made lieut. of the force of New Haven Col. and a magistr. for the rest of his days, rep. at 27 sess. betw. 1643 and 61, and d. 1 Feb. of this last yr. His ch. were Thomas, Nathaniel, John, Joanna, Elizabeth and Mary, all b. bef. the rec. of town begins; Hannah, b. 19 Nov. 1649, d. next yr.; Joseph, and Hannah, tw. 14 Apr. 1632 (of wh. the s. d. in few wks. and the d. unm. d. at 22 yrs.); and Deborah, 16 Dec. 1653. His wid. m. 1 May 1663, Abraham Cruttenden, and d. 16 Aug. 1668. Elizabeth m. 16 June 1637, Thomas Wright, junr. of Wethersfield, or possib. a differ. Thomas W.; Mary m. 4 Oct. 1670, John Leete, eldest s. of the Gov.

CHOATE, BENJAMIN, Kingston, an offshoot from Exeter, was prob. youngest s. of the first John, and after leav. coll. was employ. in that new settlem. in preach. sev. yrs. bef. 1723, but was never ord. nor does the catal. give the yr. of his d. No ch. was gather. at K. bet: 1725. JOHN, Ipswich 1648, was then 24 yrs. old, and is first ment. as contrib. for instr. in the milit. axt; by w. Ann had John, b. 15 June 1661; Samuel; Mary, 16 June 1666; Thomas; Sarah; Margaret; Joseph; and prob. Benjamin, H. C. 1703. He came, prob. from Sudbury, Co. Suffk. on the border of Essex, not far from the home of our first Gov. Winthrop Perhaps he was s. of that goodm. C. wh. in June 1633 sent his regards to the Gov. as convey. by Rev. Henry Jacie in a valua. letter of that date to the younger John. He was serg. and d. 4 Dec. 1695. His wid. d. 16 Feb. 1727. Sarah m. 13 Apr. 1693, John Burnham; and Margaret m. Abraham Fitts, and d. 28 Feb. 1692. JOHN, Ipswich, s. of the preced. had four ws. m. first, 7 July 1684, Elizabeth Graves, sec. Elizabeth Giddings, and, third, in 1723, Sarah Perkins, wh. d. 17 Nov. 1728; but when the first, or sec. d. or when the sec. was m. or wh. was mo. of the sec. ch. the loss of rec. forbids us to kn. His ch. were Dorothy; John, b. May 1688; Robert, Apr. 1691; Ebenezer, Jan. 1695; Nehemiah, July 1697; Benjamin, a. Nov. 1698, wh. d. Nov. 1716; Humphrey, Nov. 1701; and Sarah. The fourth w. Prudence Marshall, d. 9 June 1732; and he d. 11 July 1733. He was deac. of the new ch. gather. 6 Sept. 1681, when Rev. John Wise, the gr. asserter of congrega. freedom, was made pastor at the parish call. Chebacco. JOSEPH, Ipswich, br. of [[vol. 1, p. 383]] the preced. had in 1702 w. Rebecca, but no more is kn. SAMUEL, Ipswich, br. of the preced. m. 25 Nov. 1688, Mary, d. of Stephen Williams of Roxbury, but of him no more is told in the fam. reg. exc. that he d. a. 1713. THOMAS, Ipswich, br. of the preced. m. Mary Varney, perhaps d. of Thomas of the same, had Ann, b. May 1691; Thomas, 7 June 1693; Mary, 18 Mar. 1695; John, July 1697; Abigail, 25 Oct. 1699; Francis, 13 Sept. 1701; Rachel, 8 Nov. 1703; Ebenezer, Mar. 1706; and Sarah, 24 July 1708. His w. d. 19 Nov. 1733; and for sec. w. he had Mary, wid. of Joseph Caleb; and he m. 9 Nov. 1743, for third w. the wid. Hannah Burnham, and made his will next mo. Of this name in 1829 were five gr. at Harv. and one at Dart. Hon. Rufus, class of 1819, Mass. senator of U. S. the eloquent advocate, wh. d. last summer. He descends from Francis, s. of Thomas, wh. was s. of John, the first comer.

CHRISTISON, in Sewel's Hist. of Quakers. See Christopherson.

CHRISTOPHERS, CHRISTOPER, New London 1667, mariner, of Devonsh. brot. from Barbados w. Mary, and ch. Richard, John, and Mary. His w. d. 13 July 1676, aged 54, and he m. Elizabeth wid. of Peter Bradley, d. of Jonathan Brewster, and d. 23 or 25 July 1687, aged 55, if the gr.stone wh. makes his age ten yrs. less than that of his w. be correct. Perhaps the best change would be that on the w.'s stone, as she might well be thot. younger; but the evidence is strong, that the inequality was real, and she felt her disadvant. CHRISTOPHER, New London, eldest s. of Richard of the same, was judge of the Co. Ct. and an Assist. by w. Sarah had Peter, b. 28 Aug. 1713, d. in two days; Mary, 14 Aug. 1714; John, 27 Feb. 1719; Lucretia, 24 June 1721; Lydia, 21 June 1723, d. in few ds.; and Margaret, 7 Mar. 1725, d. in few mos.; and he d. 5 Feb. 1729. JEFFREY, New London, br. of Christopher the first, came a. the same time with him, had ds. Margaret, Joanna, and ano. beside only s. Jeffrey, wh. m. and d. 1690, of smallpox, with his w. within three wks. leav. no ch. He was call. 55 yrs. old in 1676, and rem. in old age with the two ds. liv. in 1700 at Southold, L. I. Margaret m. Abraham Coney; Joanna m. 25 Dec. 1676, John Mayhew of New London; and the other d. m. 3 Packer of S. JOHN, New London, mariner, younger s. of Christopher the first, m. 28 July 1696, Elizabeth perhaps d. of John Mulford, and d. at, Barbados, 3 Feb. 1703, leav. wid. and four ch. His wid. m. 21 Oct. 1706, John Picket. αRICHARD, New London, elder br. of the preced. b. says a fam. reg. 13 July 1662, at Cherton Ferrers, Torbay, Devonsh. a. 6 ms. from Dartmouth, m. 26 Jan. 1682, Lucretia, d. of Peter Bradlee, whose mo. m. her f. had Christopher, bef. ment. b. 2 Dec. 1683, H. C. 1702, Richard, 18 Aug. 1685; Peter, 18 July 1687; and John, 15 Mar. 1690; the last two of wh. d. unm. His w. d. 7 Jan. 1691, and he m. 3 Sept. foll. Grace Turner of Scituate, perhaps d. of John, by wh. he had Joseph, 14 July 1692; Mary, 18 Sept. 1694; Jonathan, 19 Sept. 1696; Grace, 14 Oct. 1698; Lydia, 10 Aug. 1701; Ruth, 26 Sept. 1705; Jo- anna, 19 Mar. 1707; and more ch. in all fifteen, and d. 9 June 1726. The name bec. extinct at N. L. a dozen yrs. ago, but descend. in [[vol. 1, p. 384]] fem. lines are there. RICHARD, Boston, by w. Ann had Deborah, bapt. 30 Aug. 1685; Lydia, b. 1, bapt. 3 July 1687; and Henry, 6, bapt. 18 Nov. 1688; and was a householder in 1695. That he may have been the same as the preced. is an easy conject. but less prob.RICHARD, New London, s. of the first Richard, m. 14 Aug. 1710, Elizabeth eldest d. of Gov. Saltonstall, had Richard, b. 29 July 1712; Elizabeth 13 Sept. 1714; Mary, 17 Dec. 1716; Joseph, 30 Nov. 1722; and Catharine, 2 Jan. 1725.

CHRISTOPHERSON, WENDLOCK, Mass. a. 1660, tried, convict. as a Quaker, and banish. Hutch. I. 201. Sewel writes the name in his Hist. Christison; and Col. Rec. gives Christianson.

CHUBB, PASCOE, Andover. m. 29 May 1689, Hannah Faulkner, prob. d. of Edmund, was in command of the fort at Pemaquid in July 1696, wh. he basely, it is said, gave up to the Fr. without fir. a gun. Cruelty, beside treachery, to the Ind. on 16 Feb. preced. is ascrib. to him by Niles, wh. could aggravate the infamy of the tragedy by the remark " that it was acted on the Lord's day." With our unchristian natives of the forest the remembr. of injury is near. as strong as their sense of justice, and they totally cut off him, his w. and fam. on Tuesday, 23 Feb. 1698. Hutch. H. 93, 4, 106. THOMAS, Dorchester 1631, was from Crewkerne, Co. Somerset, border. on Devon, rem. 1636, to Salem, prob. that pt. wh. bec. Beverly, and d. 17 Oct. 1688, aged 81. WILLIAM, a soldier from an R. part of the Col. was serv. at Hadley, Apr. 1676.

CHUBBUCK, JOHN, Hingham, s. of Thomas, m. Dec. 1668, Martha Beal, had Thomas, John, Jonathan, and Nathaniel, beside ds. Martha, and Alice, all liv. with w. when he d. of smallpox, 26 Nov. 1690, a lieut. in the sad expedit. against Quebec. His wid. Martha had admin. 28 Apr. 1691. NATHANIEL, Hingham, br. of the preced. m. June 1669, wid. of John Garnet of H. and his ho. was burn. by the Ind. 20 Apr. 1676. THOMAS, Charlestown 1634, by w. Alice, wh. was adm. of the ch. 3 Apr. 1635, had Nathaniel, bapt. 4 May 1635; rem. prob. next yr. to Hingham, there was made freem. 1672, and d. Dec. 1676, leav. s. Nathaniel, and John, bef. ment. beside ds. Sarah, wh. m. 6 Oct. 1657, Jeremiah Fitch; Rebecca, w. of William Hersey; and Mary, wh. m. 18 Feb. 1663, Thomas Lincoln.

CHURCH, BENJAMIN, Little Compton, s. of Richard, was a carpenter, but much disting. as capt. in the Ind. wars, m. 26 Dec. 1667, Alice, d. of Constant Southworth of Duxbury, where he liv. sev. yrs. had Thomas, b. 1674; Constant, 12 May 1676; Benjamin; Edward; Charles; Elizabeth 26 Mar. 1684; and Nathaniel, 1 July 1686, wh. d. young; beside, prob. Alice; was in gr. serv. for the latter part of Philip's war, and liv. some yrs. later at Bristol, of wh. he was the first rep. at Plymouth 1682-4; in the E. war, 1689, and 90, had ch. command, and soon after rem. to L. C. there d. 17 Jan. 1718, aged 78, by gr.stone. His wid. d. 5 Mar. 1719, aged 73. Perpet. of the name was by Thomas, Edward, and Charles. Edward was gr.f. of that unhappi. disting. Dr. Benjamin, H.C. 1754, whose [[vol. 1, p. 385]] patriotism, that had been promin. was corrupt. in the early day of our Revo. as is too well kn. Full acco. of this fam. is giv. by Baylies, IV. 123-181, in wh. some error in detail of geneal. may be seen. CALEB, Watertown, prob. youngest s. of Richard, was a millwright, m. 16 Dec. 1667, Joanna, d. of William Sprague of Hingham, and first sett. at Dedham, had Richard, b. 26 Dec. 1668, d. soon; Ruth; Lydia, 4 July 1671; Caleb, 16 Dec. 1673; Joshua, 12 June 1675; Deborah, wh. d. young; rem. to W. and had there Isaac, and Rebecca, tw. 27 June 1678; and his w. d. two weeks after. He was freem. 1690, many yrs. a selectman, and rep. 1713. Bond has not mark. his time of d. CORNELIUS, Groton, m. 4 June 1670, Mary, whose surname is not kn. was of Charlestown 1680, but went back to G. and d. 2 Dec. 1697. DAVID, Watertown, youngest s. of Garrett, by w. Mary had John, bapt. 6 Nov. 1687; and Sarah, 6 Oct. 1689; was then an innholder, and prob. rem. soon after to Marlborough. EDWARD, Norwalk 1654, s. of Richard of Hartford, b. in Eng. 1628, had perhaps been some time bef. at New Haven, rem. to Hatfield, was there deac. had eight cb. or more, of wh. Mary, b. 17 Nov. 1656, m. 1679, Philip Russell, as his third w.; Rebecca m. 1677, Joseph Selden; and Hepzibah m. 16 Sept. 1696, Samuel Spencer. FRANCIS, New Haven 1642--44, of wh. I hear no more. GARRETT, or JARED, Watertown 1637, was b. 1611, freem. 1649, by w. Sarah had John, b. 10 Mar. 1638; Samuel, 12 June 1640; Sarah, 10 Mar. 1643; Mary, 15 May 1644; Jonathan, 13 Dec. 1646; and David, 1 Sept. 1657. JOHN, Hartford, s. of Richard of the same, m. 27 Oct. 1657, Sarah, d. of Richard Beckley, was freem. 1658, and d. 1691, then hav. ten ch. liv. acc. Hinman, 124 with 258; viz. Richard; Sarah Knight, w. of George; John; Mary Standish; Ruth; Samuel; Ann, aged 18; Elizabeth 17; Joseph, 15; and Deliverance, 12. JOHN, Dover 1662, at Salisbury m. 29 Nov. 1664, Abigail, d. of John Severance, had Jonathan, b. 12 Apr. 1666; John, 12 Apr. 1668; Ebenezer, 25 Apr. 1670; and Abigail, 12 Aug. 1672; was tak. by the Ind. in the war of 1689, and escap. but was k. 7 May 1696 by them near his own ho. Belkn. I. 141. JOHN, Dover, s. of the preced. by w. Mary had Abigail, b. 5 May 1703; John, 1 Apr. 1704; Elizabeth 2 Apr. 1706; Jonathan, 25 July 1708; and Mary, 4 Aug. 1710. He was k. next yr. by the Ind. JOSEPH, Hingham, br. prob. of capt. Benjamin, m. Dec. 1660, Mary, d. of John Tucker of the same, had, says Geneal. Reg. XI. 154, seven ch. but only six, Joseph, John, Deborah, Mary, Elizabeth and Abigail, have been heard of. He rem. to Little Compton, there his w. d. 21 Mar. 1710, aged 69, and he d. 5 Mar. foll. in 73d yr. 

NATHANIEL, Scituate, br. of Benjamin, m. Sarah Barstow, d.of William the first, had Abigail, b. 1666; Richard, 1668; Nathaniel, 1670; Alice, 1679; Joseph, 1681; Charles, 1683; and Sarah, 1686. [[vol. 1, p. 386]] In Geneal. Reg. XI. 154, it is said, that he rem. to Virg. but Deane, 233, 4, leads to differ. opin. RICHARD, Plymouth 1633, had, prob. come to Mass. in the fleet with Winthrop for he req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, yet did not after take the o. but rem. from Weymouth to P. and was rec. as freem. of that Col. 4 Oct. 1632. He m. Elizabeth d. of Richard Warren, wh. prob. came with her mo. in the Ann 1623; was engag. as a carpenter in build. the earliest ch. edif. at Plymouth, serv. in the Pequot war, sold his est. at P. in 1649, and was at Charlestown 1653, and for final resid. sat down at Hingham. Giv. evid. at Sandwich, 25 Aug. 1664, he call. hims. 56 yrs. old, and he made his will at H. 25 Dec. 1668, and d. at Dedham a few days after. It provides for wid. Elizabeth and equal portions to all the ch. without nam. them, exc. that Joseph, on acco. of his lame hd. should have a double one. To name those ch. older, is not easy, perhaps not all of them with confidence. Beside Joseph, we kn. Benjamin, the gr. soldier, b. 1639; Elizabeth wh. m. 20 Jan. 1658, Caleb Hobart; Richard, wh. d. young; Caleb; Nathaniel; Hannah, bapt. 8 Aug. 1647; Abigail, wh. m. 19 Dec. 1666, Samuel Thaxter, and d. 25 Dec. 1677; Charles, k. by casual. 30 Oct. 1659; Deborah, b. 27 Jan. 1677, wh. m. John Irish, junr. says Winsor, as his sec. w. (tho. ano. author, wh. gives the date of his m. May 1708, calls her Priscilla); and perhaps Mary, wh. d. at Duxbury, 30 Apr. 1662. RICHARD, Hartford 1637, an orig. propr. whose first resid. is unkn. by Cothren, 526, is confus. with the preced. rem. a. 1660, to Hadley, there d. Dec. 1667. His wid. Ann d. 10 Mar. 1684, aged 83, and, in his will, four ch. only are nam. viz. Edward, and John, bef. ment.; Mary, wh. m. Isaac Graves, and Samuel; perhaps all b. in Eng. SAMUEL, Hadley, youngest s. of the preced. made freem. of Conn. 1657, rem. to H. after m. with Mary, perhaps eldest d. of Josiah Churchill, and d. 13 Apr. 1684, leav. eight ch. His wid. d. 1690. SAMUEL, Watertown, elder br. of David, m. 7 Feb. 1672, Rebecca, d. of William Shattuck, had Rebecca, b. 31 Dec. foll. Of this name in 1830 were eight gr. at Yale, five at Harv. and three at Dart.

CHURCHILL, CHURCHALL, or CHURCHELL, BENJAMIN, Wethersfield, s. of Josiah, by w. Mary, m. 1677, wh. d. 30 Oct. 1712, aged 69, had Prudence, b. 2 July 1678; and two other ch. but no more is kn. ELIEZUR, Plymouth, s. of John of the same, m. 8 Feb. 1688, Mary Dotey, wid. I presume, of some gr.s. of the first Edward, and had four or five ch. but by a former w. also Mary, had Hannah, b. 23 Aug. 1676; Joanna, 25 Nov. 1678; and sev. of the foll. tho. as date of only one is kn. to me, I must not disting. which mo. bore ea. Abigail; Eleazer; Stephen, Feb. 1685; Jedediah; Mary; Elkanah; Nathaniel; Josiah; and Jonathan. His w. d. 11 Dec. 1715; and he d. 5 Mar. foll. 

JOHN, Plymouth 1643, m. 18 Dec. 1644, Hannah, d. of William Pontus, [[vol. 1, p. 387]] had Joseph; Hannah, b. 12 Nov. 1649; Eliezur, 20 Apr. 1652; and Mary, 1 Aug. 1654; and he d. 1 Jan. 1663. Perhaps both ds. were d. for his nuncup. will names only four ch. all s. to the two bef. ment. giv. lds. at P. and other prop. to s. John, and William, this last b. 1656. His wid. m. 25 June 1669, Giles Rickard, and d. 12 Dec. 1690; but by ano. rept. 1 Apr. 1709. JOHN, Plymouth, s. perhaps youngest, of the preced. m. 28 Dec. 1686, Rebecca Delano, d. perhaps, of Philip the first, had Elizabeth b. 7 Oct. 1687; Rebecca, 29 Aug. 1689; John, 20 Dec. 1691; Sarah, 10 Feb. 1695; and Hannah, 27 Apr. 1697. His w. d. 6 Apr. 1709; and he d. 1723, aged 67. JOSEPH, Plymouth, s. of the preced. m. 3 June 1672, Sarah Hicks, had John, b. 3 or 22 July 1678; Margaret, Oct. 1684; Barnabas, 3 July 1686; and Joseph, Jan. 1692. JOSEPH, Wethersfield, eldest s. of Josiah of the same, by w. Mary had there nine ch. when he d. 1 Apr. 1699. JOSIAH, Wethersfield, m. 1638, Elizabeth d. of Nathaniel Foote, had Mary, b. 24 Mar. 1639; Elizabeth 15 May 1642; Hannah, 1 Nov. 1644, wh. prob. d. bef. her f. at least is not nam. in his will; Ann, 1647; Joseph, 2 Dec. 1649; Benjamin, 16 May 1642; and Sarah, 14 Nov. 1657; and he d. 1 Jan. 1686, all these ch. exc. Hannah, being then liv. His wid. d. 8 Sept. 1700, aged a. 84. Elizabeth m. 31 Oct. 1660, Henry Buck; Sarah m. 11 June 1673, Thomas Wickham of Wethersfield, and from their f.'s will, we see that Mary m. a Church, perhaps Samuel; and Ann m. a Rice. WILLIAM, Plymouth, s. of John, m. 17 Jan. 1684, Lydia Bryant, whose f. is unkn. to me, had William, b. 2 Aug. 1685; Samuel, 15 Apr. 1688; James, 21 Sept. 1690; Lydia, 17 Apr. 1639; and Josiah, 21 Aug. 1702.

CHURCHMAN, HUGH, Lynn 1640, d. says Lewis, 1644. His will names wid. Ambrose, wh. is unkn. to me, his own s. Josiah, and d. Hannah, both minors, andwas prod. 9 July of that yr. Ann, perhaps his d. m. at Weymouth, 16 Apr. 1639, John Rogers. JOHN, took the o. of alleg. 22 June 1632, as qualif. to come to N. E. in the Lion, arr. 16 Sept.

CHURCHWOOD, HUMPHREY, Kittery 1677. JOSIAH, Wethersfield, had Hannah, wh. m. 9 Jan. 1667, Samuel Royce of New London.

CHUTE, JAMES, Ipswich, s. of Lionel, b. in Eng. m. (as once was thot.) a d. of Hon. Samuel Symonds, wh. names s. C. in his will. But the mean. of the testator may have been s. or s.-in-law of Martha Epes, or ano. of sev. ws. that S. had; for such seems, also, the case of Peter Duncan, call. s. of Symonds, because h. of Mary, wh. was d. of Daniel Epes by that Martha, wh. after was w. of S. By his w. whatever was her name of bapt. or whoever was her f. he had James, and rem. 1681, to Rowley. JAMES, Rowley, s. of the preced. m. 10 Nov. 1673, Mary Wood, possib. d. of Isaiah, had Elizabeth b. 22 June 1676; Ann, 19 Oct. 1679; Lionel, bapt. 3 Apr. 1681; James, 13 June 1686; Thomas, 31 Jan. 1692; Mary, 12 Sept. 1697; beside Martha; [[vol. 1, p. 388]] Ruth; and Hannah; but the three last are less certain. LIONEL, Ipswich 1639, the earliest sch.master there, made his will 4 Sept. 1644, pro. 7 Nov. 1645, leav. by w. Rose, d. of Robert Baker, s. James, and perhaps no other ch. Perhaps he was of a very anc. fam. or I have seen his geneal. trac. back to 1268, bef. the first king Edward.

CHUZ, WILLIAM, Marblehead, is the form, 1664, of spell. one, perhaps of Fr. orig. but conject. may go wild in scrutiny of exactn.

CLAGHORN, or, as the Col. rec. spells CLEAGUEHORNE, JAMES, Barnstable, an early sett. m. 6 Jan. 1654, Abigail Lombard, prob. d. of Thomas, but may have been his gr.d. had James, b. 29 of the same mo. as the rec. tells; Mary, 28 Oct. 1655; Elizabeth Apr. 1658; Sarah, 3 Jan. 1660; Robert, 27 Oct. 1661; and Shubael. Mary m. 28 Mar. 1682, Joseph Davis of B. JAMES, Barnstable, s. of the preced. had Thomas, bapt. 17 June 1694. ROBERT, Barnstable, s. of the first James, m. 6 Nov. 1701, Bethia Lothrop, but whose d. she was is not kn. had Abia, b. 13 Aug. 1702; Joseph, 25 Aug. 1704; Nathaniel, 10 Nov. 1707, and Samuel, 23 June 1711. SHUBAEL, or SHOBAL, br. of the preced. by w. Jane had James, b. Aug. 1689; Thankful, 30 Jan. bapt. 29 Mar. 1701, in right of his w. and d. at 6 yrs.; Thomas, 20 Mar. 1693; Shobal, 20 Sept. 1696; Robert, 18 July, bapt. 13 Aug. 1699; Benjamin, 14 June, bapt. 26 July 1701; Mary, 1707; Jane, 1709; and Ebenezer, 30 July 1712.


CLAP, AMBROSE, Dorchester, br. of Nicholas, came, prob. in 1636, if he ever came, that is uncert. for no more is ever heard of him, exc. that he was liv. in Eng. 1655. DESIRE, Dorchester, s. of capt. Roger, freem. 1669, m. Sarah Pond, perhaps d. of Robert the sec. but the Rev. Mr. Danforth had writ. long after, on the paper that ment. bapt. of Sarah, 6 Feb. 1642, that she m. Ezra C. thus mistak. her for her sis. He had William, b. 9 Oct. 1680, d. young; Desire, 6 Mar. 1682, d. young; Experience, 30 Nov. 1683; Sarah, 25 Mar. 1686; Preserved, a d. 8 Aug. 1688; Desire, again, and William, again, tw. 13 Aug. 1694, of wh. Desire d. in few days, but William liv. 49 yrs. was m. and d. without ch. closing the male line of capt. Roger in this branch, beside other tw. Roger, and Daniel, 24 May 1697, wh. both d. soon; and Judith, whose date of b. is not kn. wh. m. Ephraim Payson, prob. as his sec. w. but the date of m. is also unkn. His w. d. 4 Jan. 1716, aged 63; and he m. 27 Dec. foll. wid. Deborah Smith of Boston, and d. Dec. 1717. EBENEZER, Dorchester, s. of Nicholas, freem. 1669, one of the found. of the ch. in Milton 1678. Of his first w. Elizabeth we kn. not the surname, but she d. 20 Dec. 1701, aged 57; and for the sec. he m. 11 Nov. 1702, Elizabeth Dickerman, and by neither had any ch. He d. 31 July 1712, and his wid. m. Edward Dorr of Roxbury. EDWARD, Dorchester, br. of capt. Roger, came in 1633, and was made freem. 7 Dec. 1636, selectman 1637, [[vol. 1, p. 389]] deac. 25 or 6 yrs. by first w. Prudence, sis. of Ambrose, John, Nicholas Richard, and Thomas Clap, had Elizabeth b. 1634; Prudence, 28 Dec. 1637 Ezra, 22, bapt. 24 May 1640; Nehemiah, a. Sept. 1646; and Susanna Nov. 1648; and by sec. w. Susanna had Esther, July 1656; Abigail 27 Apr. 1659; Joshua, 12 May 1661; and Jonathan, 23 Mar. 1664 but the last three d. young. He d. 8 Jan. 1665; and his wid. d. 16 June 1688. Elizabeth m. Jan. 1652 (not 42 yrs. later, as in Geneal. Reg. IX. 177, when she d.), James Blake; Prudence m. Feb. 1661, Simon Peck of Hingham, as his sec. w.; and Esther m. 19 June 1684, Samuel Strong, of Northampton. ELIJAH, Scituate, was a witness, 1662, to the will of Joseph Wormall. Perhaps, as no more is heard of him, he was only trans. visit. EZRA Dorchester, eldest s. of Edward, freem. 1666, by first w. Abigail Pond sis. I suppose, of the w. of his cous. Desire, had Mary, b. 26 Apr. 1667 Edward, Sept. 1672, wh. was lost in Phips's crusade, 1690, against Quebec; Ezra, 29 Jan. 1674, wh. d. 10 Apr. 1691; Abigail, 1675, Sarah, 20 July 1677; Judith, 6 May 1680; and Elizabeth 1 Oct. 1682 His w. d. 13 Oct. 1682, and he m. 22 May 1684, Experience, d. a Ralph Houghton of Lancaster, had William, July 1685; Jane, 12 Mar. 1687; Nehemiah; Ezra, again, 18 Mar. 1693; Ebenezer, 3 Feb. 1697 Esther, 10 Feb. 1699; and Susanna, 7 Mar. 1702. He own. much ld. in that part of D. wh. had bec. Milton, and there his w. d. 17 Dec. 1717, and he d. 23 of next mo. HOPESTILL, Dorchester, s. of Roger freem. 1678, m. 18 Apr. 1672, Susanna, d. of Thomas Swift, had Susanna, b. 23 Dec. 1673; Elizabeth 29 Feb. 1676; Sarah, 13 Jan. 1678 Hopestill, 26 Nov. 1679; Ruth, 10 Oct. 1682; Mary, 22 Sept. 1685, d. soon; Supply, 25 Oct. 1686, d. in few weeks; Jerijah, or Jarizah, 15 Feb. 1689, d. soon; Unite, 2 Oct. 1690, d. soon; was rul. elder, and 2 Sept. 1719. Of the eight ch. Hopestill alone could have preserv. the male line in this branch of capt. Roger's descend. but, tho. he liv. to 2 Dec. 1739, and was deac. 36 yrs. he never was m. INCREASE, Barnstable, m. Oct. 1675, Elizabeth wid. of Nathaniel Goodspeed, had John, b. Oct. 1676; Charity, Mar. 1678; Benjamin; Thomas, Jan. 1681, d. in two yrs.; and Thomas, again, Oct. 1684, bapt. Mar. foll. JOHN, Dorchester 1636, br. of Nicholas, freem. 1647, had w. Joan, no ch. and d. 14 or 24 July 1655. His will of 11 of that mo. explains the fam. much; and the wid. m. next yr. John Ellis of Medfield. 

NATHANIEL, Dorchester, elder s. of Nicholas, m. 31 Mar. 1668, Elizabeth Smith, had Nathaniel, 20 Jan. 1669, H. C. 1690; John, 7 Apr. 1671; Jonathan, 31 Aug. 1673; Elizabeth 22 May 1676; Ebenezer, 25 Oct. 1678; and Mehitable, 30 Aug. 1684, wh. d. young. He was freem. 1660, so that we see, as in the case of Cotton Mather, that minors might be adm. if they had stand. in the ch. to the privilege of citizens. He d. 16 May 1707; and his wid. d. 12 [[vol. 1, p. 390]] or 19 Sept. 1722, aged 74. NEHEMIAH, Dorchester, s. of Edward, m. 17 Apr. 1678, Sarah, d. of John Leavitt of Hingham, had Edward, b. 20 Dec. foll. d. soon; Edward, again, 9 Dec. 1680; Submit, 2 Aug. 1683, a d.; and perhaps others; was freem. 1683, and d. 2 Apr. 1684. His wid. m. Samuel Howe. NICHOLAS, Dorchester 1636, s. of Richard, b. in Eng. m. his cous. Sarah, sis. of Edward, had Sarah, b. 31 Dec. 1637, perhaps d. young; Nathaniel, 15 Sept. 1640; Ebenezer, July 1643, bapt. 17 Mar. 1644; and Hannah, b. 1646; and by sec. w. Abigail, wid. of Robert Sharp, had Noah, b. 15 July 1667; and Sarah, again, bapt. 11 Dec. 1670. He was deac. and d. 24 Nov. 1679. Hannah m. 14 Oct. 1668, Ebenezer Strong of Northampton. NOAH, Sudbury, youngest s. of the preced. by first w. had Ann, b. 10 Sept. 1691; Sarah, 30 Apr. 1693; Mary, 20 Sept. 1695; and by ano. w. had Elias, 14 June 1709; and Noah; both d. young. He was town clk. and d. 1753. PRESERVED, Northampton, s. of Roger, m. 1668, Sarah, d. of Benjamin Newberry of Windsor, had Sarah, b. 1668, d. young; Wait, 1670; Mary, 1672, d. at 19 yrs.; Preserved, 1675; Samuel, 1677; Hannah, 1681; Roger, 1684; and Thomas, 1688; was freem. 1690, capt. and rul. elder, and d. Sept. 1720. RICHARD, Dorchester 1636, if he ever came, br. of Nicholas, had Richard, Elizabeth and Deborah, as nam. in the will of their uncle John, when f. was in Eng. ROBERT, Boston 1687, may have been short time at Dorchester in 1660, at B. had w. Mary, and three ch. of wh. one was Robert, a sea capt. wh. d. on a voyage. He came, it is said, from Littleham, Co. Devon, a mile and a half E. of Exmouth, but was not, prob. a near relative of the Dorchester tribe. ROGER, Dorchester 1630, came in the Mary and John, from Plymouth, 20 Mar. 1630, was b. at Salcomb Regis, on the coast of Devonsh. 6 Apr. 1609, the youngest of five s. and arr. at Nantasket, 30 May, with his rev. friends Maverick and Warham, m. 6 Nov. 1633, Joanna, d. of Thomas Ford, a fellow-passeng. had ten s. and four ds. Samuel, b. 11 oct. 1634; William, 2 July 1636, d. at 2 yrs.; Elizabeth 22 June 1638; Experience, 23 Aug. 1640, d. in few weeks; Waitstill, a s. 22 Oct. 1641, d. under 2 yrs.; Preserved, 23 Nov. 1643; Experience, again, Dec. 1645, d. young; Hopestill, 6 Nov. 1647; Wait, a d. 17 Mar. 1649; Thanks, July 1651, d. young; Desire, 17 Oct. 1652; Thomas, Apr. 1655, d. young; Unite, 13 Oct. 1656; and Supply, a. 1661, wh. d. unm. 5 Mar. 1686, by the burst. of a gun on Castle isl. He was ar. co. 1646, its lieut. 1655, capt. of the castle 1665 on d. of Davenport, in wh. post he contin. until usurp. of Andros, when he relinq. it, rep. many yrs. betw. 1652 and 1673, and d. 2 Feb. 1692, of course in 83d not, as Sewall writes, in 86th Yr. His wid. d. 29 June 1695, aged 78. Clap's Memoirs are quite interest. and may be read, as reprint. in Young's Chronicles of Mass. His d. Elizabeth m. Joseph Holmes of Roxbury; and Wait m. Jonathan Simpson of Charlestown, and d. 3 May 1717. 

SAMUEL, Dorchester, eldest s. of the preced. m. 18 Nov. 1659, Hannah, only d. of Richard Leeds, had Samuel, b. 22 [[vol. 1, p. 391]] Feb. 1662, d. at six yrs.; John, 16 June 1664, d. at one yr.; Hannah, 28 Sept. 1666, d. at 12 yrs.; Samuel, again, 6 Aug. 1668, a lieut. wh. d. 30 Jan. 1725; Experience, 8 July 1670, d. at one yr.; Unite, 6 Dec. 1672, d. at two yrs.; Return, 11 May 1675, d. next yr.; John, again, 8 May 1677, d. unm. at 24 yrs.; Elizabeth 11 Feb. 1680; and Hannah, again, 13 Sept. 1681. He was capt. rul. elder, rep. 1689, 90, 1, 5, 7, 9, and selectman many yrs. and d. 16 Oct. 1708, of grief for loss of his w. aged 68, eight days bef. SAMUEL, Scituate, s. of Thomas, m. June 1666; Hannah, d. of Thomas Gill, had Samuel, b. 15 May 1667; Joseph, 14 Dec. 1668; Stephen, 4 Mar. 1671; Hannah, 15 Jan. 1673; Bethia, 1675; John, 30 Sept. 1677; Abigail, 1 Oct. 1679; David, Nov. 1684; Deborah, Feb. 1687; and Jane, Nov. 1689; was rep. to Plymouth 8 or 9 yrs. and, after the new chart. five more, to Boston. Deane, wh. has not giv. the time of his d. well commemo. many of his descend. His s. Stephen was a deac. and f. of Rev. Thomas, b. 26 June 1703, H. C. 1722, Presid. of Yale Coll. wh. d. 7 Jan. 1767. THOMAS, Weymouth, br. of Ambrose, John, Nicholas, and Richard, b. at Dorchester in Dorsetsh. freem. 13 Mar. 1639, had Thomas, b. 15 Mar. 1639, bapt. at Dedham, 17 or 24 May 1640; rem. again to Scituate, there was deac. 1647, rep. 1649, and had Samuel, Elizabeth Prudence, Eleazer, wh. fell in Rehoboth fight, 26 Mar. 1676, unm. of all of wh. the dates of b. are unkn. beside John, 1658, and Abigail, 29 Jan. 1660, wh. both d. young; and d. 20 Apr. 1684. His will of that yr. calls him 87 yrs. old, provides for w. (prob. a sec. one) Abigail, s. Thomas and Samuel, and d. Elizabeth that had m. 1669, Thomas King. THOMAS, Dedham, s. of the preced. m. 10 Nov. 1662, Mary d. of Joshua Fisher, d. 1690, leav. wid. Mary, and ch. Thomas, b. 26 Sept. foll.; Joshua, 1667; Mary, 13 Dec. 1669; Eliezer, 4 Nov. 1671; Samuel, 21 Aug. 1682; Abigail; and Hannah, as nam. in his will; beside John, b. Feb. 1663, wh. d. in few days. WILLIAM, Dorchester 1664, with suffix of sen. is one of the patriotic petitioners of D. against compliance with demands of the crown, as print. in Geneal. Reg. V. 394. Yet I can hear nothing of him in other affairs of the town, nor whether he had w. and ch. Some of these productive stocks add a p to the common name. Ten of this name had been gr. in 1834, at Harv. and all the other N. E. coll. had made up equal num.

CLAPHAM, ARTHUR, New Hampsh. d. as early as 1676. PETER, Norwalk 1672, had been 2 yrs. bef. at Fairfield, but still at N. 1688; yet it may be some times spell. Clapton, and in the valua. Hist. of N. by Hall, is giv. p. 61, Lupton, by mistake.

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