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

Volume #1, Pgs 92 - 101
Badcock - Baker

By James Savage

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BADCOCK, BENJAMIN, Milton, s. of George, m. 11 Feb. 1673, Hannah, d. of William Daniel, had William, b. a. 1684, and in Jan. 1692, admin. was giv. on his est. EBENEZER, Sherburn, s. of Robert, by w. Hannah had Abigail, b. 5 Mar. 1687; Hannah, 28 Sept. 1690, prob. d. young; Hannah, again, 25 Mar. 1694; and Ebenezer, 4 Sept. 1697; was selectman 1711, and d. 15 Dec. 1717. ENOCH, Dorchester, br. of Robert, d. 1711, leav. William, Susan, Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah. GEORGE, New Haven 1640, serv. of Gov. Eaton, under indent. for six yrs. may have rem. to Dorchester, liv. in that pt. now Milton, perhaps br. of Robert of the same, had George, b. 26 Feb. 1658; possib. other ch. GEORGE, Milton, s. perhaps of the preced. or of Robert, had, as Morse supposes, Dorothy, wh. m. Ebenezer Wood, and, it may be, more; yet this seems very loose, without dates. His will, of 26 Sept. 1671, ment. w. Mary, s. Benjamin, Return, Enoch, and sev. ds. JAMES, Portsmouth, R. I. among freem. in 1655, rem. to the other side of Narraganset Bay. See Babcock, and observe, that the strange delusion of Hinman a. the glorious comp. of Leyden pilgr. by the Ann, 1623, is adopt. by Morse, as if such a brat were better rear. than stifled. ROBERT, Dorchester 1648, next of Milton, had Nathaniel, b. 14 Mar. 1658; Caleb, 1660; Ebenezer, bapt. at D. 5 [[vol. 1, p. 93]] July 1663; Hopestill, 8 Nov. 1663; Hannah, 28 May 1665; Elizabeth 24 Oct. 1666; beside other ch. of wh. one I think, was George. Harv. Coll. Catal. has the spell. unchang.

BADGER, GILES, Newbury 1635, m. Elizabeth d. of Edmund Greenleaf, had John, b. 30 June 1643; and d. 10 July 1647. His will, of 29 June, was pro. in Sept. and his wid. m. 16 Feb. foll. Richard Brown. JOHN, Newbury, s. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth wh. d. 8 Apr. 1669, had John, b. 4 Apr. 1664, d. soon; John, again, 26 Apr. 1665; Sarah, 25 Jan. 1667; and James, 19 Mar. 1669. For sec. w. he. m. 23 Feb. 1671, Hannah, d. of Stephen Swett, had Stephen, 13 Dec. foll.; Hannah, 3 Dec. 1673; Nathaniel, 16 Jan. 1676; Mary, 2 May 1678; Elizabeth 30 Apr. 1680; Ruth, 10 Feb. 1683; a. s. 9 Mar. 1680, d. soon; Abigail, 29 June 1687; and Lydia, 30 Apr. 1690. He d. 31 Mar. 1691, and his w. at near the same date, both of smallpox. NATHANIEL, Newbury 1635, br. of Giles, perhaps elder, had w. Hannah, but I can hear no more of him, nor of ano. br. RICHARD. THOMAS, New Haven 1639, of wh. no good is told. In 1834 four gr. of this name had come from Yale, two from Harv. and two from other N. E. coll.

BADLAM, WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Joan had John, b. 8 Feb. 1687; may be the same man that had, at Weymouth, by w. Mary, William, 20 Dec. 1693; and Mary, 14 July 1699.

BADMAN, JOHN, Boston, by w. Sarah had Lydia, b. 26 Apr. 1656. No more is kn.

BAGG, JOHN, Springfield, m. 1659, Hannah, d. of Henry Burt of the same, had ten Ch. of wh. few are report. as Daniel at Westfield; John, at Springfield, d. 5 Sept. 1683; and Hannah, wh. m. 3 Feb. 1651, Nathaniel Sikes, and liv. to 13 May 1740.

BAGLEY, JOHN, wh. had, I suppose, been one of Lyon Gardiner's men at Saybrook in 1637, should be found at Watertown 1643, but Bond in his all embracing vol. has not appoint. him a place there. One John, perhaps a s. was a soldier, and James was ano. of Gallop╒s comp. to Quebec, 1690. ORLANDO, Salisbury, m. 6 Mar. 1654, Sarah, d. of Anthony Colby, had Orlando, b. at Boston, 18 Feb. 1659; and perhaps other ch. ORLANDO, Amesbury, S. prob. of the preced. took o. of fidel. 20 Dec. 1677, freem. 1690, m. 22 Dec. 1681, Sarah Sargent, perhaps d. of William of the same, had Sarah, b. 27 Feb. 1683; John, 21 Jan. 1685; Jacob, 13 Dec. 1687, and Orlando, next day; and Judith, 13 Nov. 1690. SAMUEL, Weymouth, by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 7 Sept. 1658; and perhaps more. SAMUEL, Weymouth, s. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Shadrach Thayer, of Braintree, had James, bapt. 8 July 1688; Sarah, 17 May 1696; Abigail, 1 Oct. 1699; and Mary, 5 July 1702.

BAGNALL, WALTER, Searborough 1628, at Richmond's Isle, had gr. deal. with the Ind. of the neighb. wh. for some imprud. or perhaps worse treat. after some yrs. k. him. See Winthrop I. 62; Willis, I. 15 and 21, and Southgate 10. [[vol. 1, p. 94]] 

BAILEY, ELIAS, Newtown, L. I. 1656. HENRY, Falmouth, liv. bef. 1690, in that pt. now Cape Elizabeth. Willis, I. 216. HILKIAH, Scarborough 1645. JAMES, Rowley 1663, then aged 51. JAMES, Newbury, or Salisbury, see Bayley. JOHN, Hartford, was constable in 1656, but rem. to Haddam, there had Benjamin, b. 15 Nov. 1665. JOHN, Watertown, a min. b. at Blackburn, in Lancash. 24 Feb. 1644, came in 1683, preach. some time as assist. to Rev. Samuel Willard, at third, or O. S. ch. in Boston, but was sett. as success. to famous John Sherman, at W. 6 Oct. 1686. His w. Lydia, by wh. he had no ch. d. 12 Apr. 1690; and in 1692 he rem. to Boston again, bec. assist. min. at first ch. 17 July 1693, and d. 12 Dec. 1697. John Dunton highly commends his serm. and Mather has giv. one of the best ch. of the. Magn. to his honor. He left wid. Susanna, wh. m. Rev. Peter Thacher. To a br. Henry, of Manchester in Eng. he wrote in 1688, of his love to mo. and sis. Lydia in his native ld. of his own infirm health here, and in a querulous temper. The Magnalia, III. 232 finds, in his early serv. in Ireland the wounds to his constitut. "wh. could never be recover." All that need be kn. of him is well told by Francis, in Hist. of W. 52, 8, and 141. JOHN, Scituate, m. 25 Jan. 1673, Sarah White, had John, b. 5 Nov. 1673; Sarah, Oct. 1675; Mary, Dec. 1677; Joseph, Oct. 1679; Benjamin, Apr. 1682; William, Feb. 1685; Hannah, Jan. 1688; and Samuel, Aug. 1630. For sec. w. 9 Dec. 1699 he took Ruth Clothier; if the name be right, and d. 1718. I presume he was b. on this side of the water; but wh. was his f. is not seen. The two elder s. perpet. the line at S. Mary, m. 1 Jan. 1701, James Perry, and Hannah m. 24 Dec. 1716, James Briggs. JOHN, Marshfield, m. 9 May 1677, Ann Bourne, prob. d. of John. Joseph, Bradford, s. of Richard, of Salem, by w. Abigail had Abigail; Richard, b. 30 Sept. 1675; and perhaps others, was a deac. PALMER, a miller, came in the Planter, 1635, aged 21, from Kingston, near London, but no more is heard of him. RICHARD, Lynn, came in the Bevis from Southampton, 1638, in the serv. of Richard Dummer, aged prob. 15 yrs. br. of James of Rowley, m. Edna Lambert, prob. d. of Francis of Rowley, had Joseph, but no other ch. is ment. in his will of 1648. His wid. m. Ezekiel Northend of R. bef. 15 Nov. 1649. RICHARD, Newport, 1670, was an import. man, clk. of the Council of the Col. and nam. in the will of John Clark; to be one of the Trust. of his charity. SAMUEL, New Haven 1643. SAMUEL, Weymouth, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 30 Apr. 1661; James, 21 Feb. 1664; John, 12 Dec. 1668; and Joseph, 18 Dec. 1672. THEOPHILUS, Lynn 1645, m. perhaps Ruth, d. of Thomas Ivory the [[vol. 1, p. 95]] first, and d. 1694. Thomas, Weymouth, freem. 13 May 1640, by w. Ruth had Christian, b. 26 Feb. 1662; Samuel, 21 Feb. 1666; Mary, 10 Feb. 1670; and Sarah, 29 Sept. 1674. THOMAS, Milford, was a propr. 1646, says Lambert. THOMAS, Watertown, a min., younger br. of Rev. John, by w. Rebecca had Thomas, bapt. 19 Aug. 1688; but he had bef. his b. made a will 26 Nov. 1686, in wh. Bond says, he names s. John, his w. brs. John and Henry; and he d. 21 Jan. 1689, aged only 30. His wid. m. 26 Apr. 1694, William Brown the sec. of Salem. Of this name, includ. Bayley, that is perpet. interfer. with this, as does this with that, the gr. in 1834 at Harv. are eleven, at Dart. five, Yale two, and the other N. E. coll. count nine, beside seven, spelled Baylies, of wh. four are at Harv.

BAKER, ALEXANDER, Boston, ropemaker, came in the Elizabeth and Ann, 1635, aged 28, from London, with w. Elizabeth 23; and ch. Elizabeth 3; and Christian, 1; had Alexander, b. 15 Jan. 1636; Samuel, 16 Jan. 1638; John, 20 June 1640; Joshua, 30 Apr. 1642; Hannah, 29 Sept. 1644; all bapt. 5 Oct. 1645, as he and his w. were adm. of the ch. the preced. day, was freem. 1646; had, also, William, 15 May 1647; Benjamin, 16 Mar. 1653; Josiah, 26 Feb. 1655; and Josiah, again, 26 Feb. 1658, if we accept the rec. Not one of the four last were bapt. in first ch. wh. may provoke inq. for the reason. At Gloucester he had sat down on first coming; and in the gr. to Rev. Richard Blinman, 1642, the same ld. is giv. that had bef. been offer. to Alexander B. His d. Christina m. 18 July 1654 Simon Roberts. CORNELIUS, Salem, m. 26 Apr. 1658, Hannah, d. of John Woodbury, had Hannah, b. 14 Oct. 1660, d. at 2 yrs. Hannah, again, 28 Nov. 1662; liv. on Beverly side 1671-86. DANIEL, Yarmouth, s. of Francis, m. 27 May 1674, Elizabeth d. of William Chase the sec. had Daniel, b. 1675; Samuel, 1676; Elizabeth Hannah, 1696; Thankful, 1698; and Tabitha, 1700. EBENEZER, Salem, a soldier in Gardner's comp. wound. 19 Dec. 1675, in the gr. Narraganset battle. EDWARD, Lynn 1630, freem. 14 Mar. 1638, had w. Jane, certain. five s. perhaps other ch. beside d. Mary, wh. m. 7 Nov. 1662, George Sumner of Dorchester, hav. foll. her to Northampton where B. liv. many yrs. Leav. s. Joseph and Timothy at N. whose names are misprint. Batter in Geneal. Reg. IX. 88; he went back to L. there d. Mar. 1687, giv. est. to s. John of Dedham, Edward, and Thomas, of Lynn. EDWARD, Lynn, s. of the preced. m. 7 Apr. 1685, Mary, d. of Capt. John Marshall, was ens. of the milit. and freem. 1691. FRANCIS, Boston, came in the Planter, 1635, aged 24, m. 1641, Isabel Twining, perhaps d. of William, had Nathaniel, b. 27 Mar. 1642; rem. to Yarmouth, and there had John; Samuel, 1 May 1648; Daniel, 2 Sept. 1650; William; Thomas; Elizabeth wh. m. John Chase; and Hannah, wh. m. a Pierce, and [[vol. 1, p. 96]] he d. 1696, in 85th yr. In his will of 4 Mar. 1693, as all these ch. but Samuel are nam. it may be thot. that he was d. His wid. d. 16 May 1706. JAMES, Dorchcester, kn. to us solely by the gr. stone, wh. tells, that he d. 30 Mar. 1721, aged 69; but we may guess, that he was f. of that James, whose gr.stone says, that he "d. 24 Aug. 1734, aged 60 yrs. 20 days." JEFFREY, Windsor, m. 25 Nov. 1612, Joan, d. of William Rockwell, had Samuel, b. 30 Mar. 1644; Hepzibah, 10 May 1646; Mary, 15 July 1649; Abiel, a d. 23 Dec. 1652, d. young; and Joseph, 18 June 1655; and 7 July foll. the f. d. His wid. m. 1668, Richard Ingram. JOHN, Ipswich, 1634, freem. 14 May of that yr. perhaps, is in later yrs. ment. in the town rec. with prefix of respect; yet so frequent is the concur. of this name of bapt. with the surname, as to justify doubt, whether that day's freem. were not JOHN, ment. by Frothingham, 80, as com. to Charlestown 1630, and rem. 1637, or that JOHN, of wh. Winthrop II. 29, tells, how he rem. from Boston to Newbury, grew rich too fast, went thence to York, and back with contrition to B. Assignm. of resid. becomes especial. diffic. in such cases, as in the freem. of 2 June 1641, where twice John Baker is count. and after minute comparis. of the incid. belong. to the names above and below each John, a confid. conject. may be offer. that one was of Ipswich, perhaps he wh. was b. at Norwich, Co. Norf. a grocer, that came 1637, aged 39, to Boston, in the Rose of Yarmouth, with Elizabeth his w. 31, three ch. Elizabeth John, and Thomas, four serv. Mercy, and Ann Alexarson, aged 24, and 20, respectiv. Bridget Bull, 32; and Samuel Ayres or Acres, 14, as certif. copy of rec. from her Majesty's Remembrancer Office instr. me. See 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 96, print. 1852, or Geneal. Reg. XIV. 324, 5, print. 1860, where his last name is var. Ipswich, John had, also, Martha, w. m. Obadiah Antrim.To this Ipswich John and his w. Elizabeth the wid. Alice Ward gave, on her deathbed, Mar. 1653, her d. Sarah and her prop. to bring up the said ch. For the other, Charlestown is entitl. unless better claim. appear, for he had, by w. Rebecca, there bapt. Sarah 13 Sept. 1640, may be the JOHN, wh. rem. 1642 to Dover, and was rep. 1650. JOHN, Boston, that early mem. of the ch. wh. by, w. Charity had Charity, bapt. 12 Apr. 1635, may be the freem. of 18 May 1642. JOHN of Wells, wh. may be the man, that had ho. in 1675 on w. side of Kennebeck liv. near Arowsick isl. when the war broke out, was, we kn. sw. freem. 1653; but tolerab. sure am I, that JOHN of Woburn was not, since he was sentenc. to be whip. and to m. Susanna Martin (the inflict. of the latter pt. of the punish. being on 28 May 1654); by her he had John, b. 25 Mar. preced. Mary, 22 Feb. 1656; Joseph, 15 June 1657, d. soon; Joseph, again, 1 Feb. 1660; Susanna, 15 Mar. 1652, d. soon; Susanna, again, 12 Apr. 1663; a s. whose name is not seen on the rec. 8 Mar. 1664, d. next week; Samuel, 21 Apr. 1665; Benjamin, 24 May 1667; James, 10 June 1670; Jonathan, 2 Apr. 1674; and William, 18 Aug. 1679. JOHN, Boston, blacksmith, ar. co. 1644, had m. John, eldest d. of Thomas Swift, of Dorchester, sev. yrs. (prob. ten) bef. 5 Nov. 1657, wh. date from the MS. vol. in the Boston office of reg. usual. [[vol. 1, p. 97]] accept. as a rec. while it is only a copy, is truly print. from the false certif. of Gov. John Winthrop wh. d. 26 Mar. 1649 as the error may be read in Geneal. Reg. XI. 202. By her he had John, wh. d. young, 20 June 1654; Thomas, b. 12 Feb. 1654; Samuel, 16 Apr. 1650, d. in 3 mos.; Nathaniel, 4 Apr. 1656, d. soon; of wh. four ch. the false certif. on rec. would make all b. bef. the m. Also he had John, again, 17 July 1658, d. in few mos. and Elizabeth 26 June 1660; and d. I think in July 1666, leav. good est. but in his will of 26 Mar. preced. names only the s. Thomas, and d. Elizabeth For sec. w. he m. 8 Jan. 1664, Thankful, eldest d. of Hopestill Foster, had John, b. 26 Feb. 1665; and Silence, posthum. wh. d. soon. His w. long surv. d. 17 Jan. 1698. JOHN, Dorchester, s. perhaps of Richard, freem. 1673, m. 11 July 1667, Preserved, d. of Thomas Trott, had Sarah, b. 12 July 1668; Mary, 10 Nov. 1670, d. at 2 mos. John, 25 Nov. 1671; James, 4 Aug. 1674; Mary, again, 24 Aug. 1676; Thankful, 13 Apr. 1679; Hannah, 22 July 1682, d. at 1 yr.; Elizabeth 18 July 1684; Hannah, again, 11 July, 1687 d. at 3 yrs. and Abijah, posthum. 25 Feb. 1691. He d. 26 Aug. 1690, and his wid. d. 25 Nov. 1711. JOHN, Roxbury, had only Thomas, h. there 20 May 1676. JOHN, Ipswich, s. of John of the same, brot. from Eng. m. 13 May 1667, Catharine, d. of Rev. William Perkins, had Elizabeth b. 1670; John; and perhaps others. JOHN, Yarmouth, s. of Francis, by w. Alice had John, b. May 1672; Bethia, Nov. 1673; Sarah, Sept. 1677; Jonathan; Isaac; Mary; and Elizabeth JOHN, Hull, freem. 1677. JOHN, Hartford, was there as early as 1665, m. Lydia, d. of John Baysey, had John, Baysey, and Joseph, all s. and perhaps other ch. His w. d. 16 May 1700. JOHN, Dorchester, freem. 1677. JOHN, New London 1678, perhaps s. of William. JOHN, Dedham, s. of Edward, was liv. there 1678, may have been f. of that Daniel, b. 18 Apr. 1686, H. C. 1706, wh. was min. of Sherborn, ord. 1713. JOHN, Woburn, perhaps s. of John of the same, m. 18 Oct. 1682, Hannah, d. of George Polley, had Hannah, b. 5 Dec. 1683, d. soon; Hannah, again, 3 Aug. 1685; and John, 27 June 1687, perhaps more. JOSEPH, Northampton, s. of Edward, m. 5 Feb. 1663, Ruth, d. of William Holton, was k. by the Ind. 29 Oct. 1675, with his s. Joseph, b. 20 Jan. 1665; leav. Ruth, b. 6 May 1668; Mary, 5 Sept. 1670; and Samuel, 11 Sept. 1672. Joseph was the name liv. to his posthum. s. b. 25, bapt. 30 Jan. foll. His wid. m. 1678, Thomas Lyman. JOSEPH, Boston 1675, a tailor. JOSEPH, Windsor, s. of Jeffrey of the same, m. 30 Jan. 1677, Hannah, wid. of Thomas Buckland the younger, d. Nathaniel Cook, had Joseph, b. 13 Apr. 1678; Lydia, 5 July 1681; and Samuel, 17 Oct. 1684, wh. d. 16 Oct. 1685. The f. d. 11 Dec. 1691; and his wid. m. John Loomis. Yet the recent hist. of W. p. 526, gives two more ch. Hannah, 19 Dec. 1686, wh. d. next yr.; and Ebenezer, 17 July 1689, wh. may be correct. But great is my doubt of the accura. of his add. of sec. w. 8 July 1702, Hannah Pomeroy of Northampton, and ten more ch. the latest, 14 May 1722. Hinman, in his Catal. of 1852, p. 110, says, his will was made 1691, and he d. that yr. refer. to Windsor rec. Prob. Stiles confils. two persons. JOSEPH, Woburn, prob. s. of John the first, of the same, m. 4 Oct. 1686, Hannah Bauk, if rightly this name be writ JOSHUA, New London, s. of Alexander, m. 13 Sept. 1674, Hannah, wid. [[vol. 1, p. 98]] of Tristram Minter, had Elizabeth b. 9 May 1676; Alexander, 16 Dec. 1677; Joshua, 5 Jan. 1679; John, 24 Dec. 1681; Hannah, and Sarah, tw. Jan. 1684, Mercy; Benjamin; and Patience; and he d. 27 Dec. 1717, his w. surv. His d. Elizabeth m. Richard Atwell. LANCELOT, Boston, by w. Judith had Elizabeth b. 13 Dec. 1644; rem. to New Haven, and had John, b. 31 Dec. 1651. MARK, Hampton 1678. NATHANIEL, Hingham 1635, by w. (wh. is ment. but not nam. in the will of her f. William Lane of Dorchester), had Mary, bapt. July 1639. wh. m. 16 Dec. 1657, John Loring, perhaps his only ch. and d. 3 June 1682. In his will of 11 May preced. after provis. for his wid. and two Ind. slaves, he gave most of his prop. to gr.childr. yet with 3 reasona. mem. to six ch. of his late br. Nicholas, of Scituate. See Lincoln, Cent. Addr. 39. Farmer mistook him for s. of Nicholas. NATHANIEL, Yarmouth, eldest s. of Francis, had three s. Samuel, b. 29 Oct. Nathaniel, 27 Jan. 1672; and prob. the other was nam. Silas, says Mr. Otis. Both he and his w. d. Dec. 1691, as Mr. O. assures me. NICHOLAS, Hingham 1635, br. of the first Nathaniel, freem. 3 Mar. 1636, rep. 1636 and 8, rem. to Scituate, there was ord. 1660, third min. of the first ch. and was of such good temper as to reconcile the two chs. wh. had quarrel. for thirty yrs. He had Samuel, bapt. 7 Oct. 1638; John, 6 Nov. 1642; Elizabeth Nov. 1644; and Deborah, 6 June 1652. Mather, with his habitual carelessness, cays, in the Magn. III. 219, "he had but a private educat." taking occasion to utter one of his brilliant clauses; yet I found at St. John's Coll. Cambr. that he had his A. B. 1631-2, and A. M. 1635. A short time he stopped at Roxbury. His w. that prob. was mo. of all his ch. d. 4 Apr. 1661, and he next yr. took ano. of wh. the bapt. name Grace only is kn. and d. 22 Aug. 1678, aged 67. Her he made Extrix. of his will, in wh. he names six ch. Samuel, Nicholas, Elizabeth Sarah, Deborah, and Mary. The wid. Grace d. 22 Jan. 1697. All the ds. were m. Mary, 26 Feb. 1662, to Stephen Vinal; Elizabeth m. 1664 to John Vinal; Sarah m. 1671, Josiah Litchfield; and Deborah m. 1678, Israel Chittenden. Deane, 181-3. NICHOLAS, Marblehead, wh. Willis, I. 135, says m. Elizabeth d. of George Bartlett of Scarborough, may have been s. of the preced. but we want the illumin. of a date. Of one Nicholas, late of Boston, mariner, wh. may have been a gr.s. of Rev. Nicholas, admin. was gr. 8 Oct. 1695, to his mo. in law, Jane Colyer of Hull. RICHARD, Dorchester, 1639, freem. 18 May 1642, ar. co. 1658, by w. Faith, d. of Henry Withington, wh. d. 3 Feb. 1689, had Mary, b. 27 Apr. 1643, beside five other ds. perhaps, and certain. two s. only one having, date, and one even without a giv. name, as by his will of 7 Oct. 1689 is shown, viz. John; James; Thankful, w. of William Griggs; Elizabeth w. of a Pratt; Hannah, b. 9 Jan. 1663, wh. had m. 5 May 1685, John Wiswall; Sarah, then dec. wh. had been w. of James White, m. 22 Feb. 1665, tho. the Hist. of D. makes her b. three yrs. later than this m. p. 106;--also, for one r. Mary; and one, the w. of Samuel Robinson. He had been selectman 1653, constable, 1663, and d. 25 Oct. 1689, as Geneal. Reg. V. 395 [[vol. 1, p. 99]] teaches. ROBERT, Salem, wh. had gr. of ld. 1637, was k. by casualty 1640. See Winthrop II. 24. ROBERT, Roxbury, by w. Mary had Robert, b. 29 Oct. 1673, wh. d. at 11 yrs.; Mary, 11 Oct. 1675; Sarah, 24 Dec. 1676; Matthew, 5 Sept. 1678, wh. d. at 17 yrs.; Joseph, 4 Nov. 1680; Benjamin, 15 Aug. 1682; and Ann, 8 June 1685; and he d. 25 Oct. 1720. Ment. on the rec. of d. is seen of two ch. viz. Elizabeth 11 Sept. and Jonathan, 24 Sept. 1694, of neither of wh. can the b. be found. SAMUEL, Lynn, came in the Elizabeth and Ann 1635, aged 30, from London; but he was of Co. Kent, says tradit. and d. 16 Dec. 1666. SAMUEL, Marshfield, not s. of Nicholas, as was once thot. m. 29 Dec. 1656, Elinor, d. of Kenelm Winslow, had Kenelm, b. 23 Mar. 1658, Lydia, 18 Feb. 1660; Elizabeth 18 Mar. 1662; Alice, 19 May 1663; and Elinor; 1665; beside others in 1667, 9, and 71, of whose names, in the mutilat. state of the rec. no certainty can be attain. His w. d. or was bur. 27 Aug. 1676, and he m. 21 Feb. foll. Patience, wid. perhaps of the first Moses Simmons of Duxbury, had Samuel. SAMUEL, Windsor 1669, then among freem. m. 30 June 1670, Sarah, eldest d. of Nathaniel Cooke of the same. SAMUEL, Hull, s. of Rev. Nicholas, freem. 1677, m. Fear, d. of Isaac Robinson, rem. to Barnstable, there had adm. with his w. 1687, to that ch. on dism. from H. THOMAS, Milford 1639, Easthampton, L. I. 1650, was, perhaps, that Assist. of Conn. from 1658 to 63. THOMAS, Roxbury, s. of John the first of Ipswich, freem. 1619, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 2 Oct. 1641; John; Joseph, 24, bapt. 27 Feb. 1648; Sarah, 24, bapt. 28 Apr. 1650; Mary, bapt. 6 June 1652, d. in 5 weeks; Mary, again, 11 Sept. 1653; and for sec. w. took 27 Mar. or May 1663, Mary, d. of Robert Gamlin, had Thomas, b. 7 Jan. 1664; and Mary, 27 July 1667; and he d. 28 Jan. 1684, "old, b]ind, godly," in the express. rec. of ch. His s. Thomas was k. by the Ind. at Sudbury fight Apr. 1676, surely a very young soldier, under Wadsworth, but he had serv. in the Narraganset campaign as one of Johnson's comp. in Dec. bef. i. e. less than twelve yrs. old. No incid. of those days more striking. gives proof of the extens. reach of the perils. Sarah m. 19 Apr. 1671, Sebas Jackson; and Mary m. Roger Adams. THOMAS, Boston, by w. Leah had Rachel, b. 7 Feb. 1659. THOMAS, Lynn, s. of the first Edward of the same, m. 10 July 1689, Mary Lewis, perhaps d. of John. In June 1730, he testif. that he was 77 yrs. old, and that Andrew Townsend of L. wh. he had well kn. 55 yrs. was wound. in the gr. Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675, under Capt. Gardner. THOMAS, Topsfield, s. of the first John of Ipswich, brot. by his f. 1637, freem. 1665, m. 26 Mar. 1673, Priscilla, d. of Dept. Gov. Samuel Symonds, had Priscilla, b. 8 Dec. 1674; Martha, 14 Oct. 1682; Rebecca, 16 Nov. 1685; Thomas, 17 Feb. 1688; John, 6 Jan. 1691; and Elizabeth bapt. 17 Sept. 1693. He d. 18 Mar. 1718, aged by fam. tradit. 81 yrs. 6 mos. 5 days; so b. 13 Sept. 1636; and the wid. d. 2 Jan. 1733, aged 85. Priscilla m. Isaac Appleton. was a milit. officer, and rep. 1686, 9, and 90. THOMAS, a min. 1678 at Newport, I hear nothing, more of. THOMAS, New London 1686, may have been s. of William, and certain. left ch. but names and dates of them are unkn. 

One THOMAS, of Boston, was [[vol. 1, p. 100]] head of a fam. 1691; and ano. THOMAS at Lynn was freem. 1691. THOMAS, Yarmouth, youngest s. of Francis, by w. Bathsheba had Mary, b. 7 Apr. 1701; and Thomas, 4 Mar. 1703. TIMOTHY, Northampton, s. of Edward, freem. 1676, m. 16 Jan. 1672, Grace. d. of John Marsh of Hadley, had Grace, b. 1673, a. soon; Timothy, 1675; and his w. d. 31 May 1676. For sec. w. he took Sarah, wid. of Rev. Hope Atherton, d. of John Hollister, and had John, b. 3 Feb. 1680; Thomas, 14 May 1682; Edward, 12 Nov. 1685 ; Prudence, 14 May 1687; and Deliverance, 13 Nov. 1689. His w. d. 8 Dec. 1691; and he d. 30 Aug. 1729. His third s. was the youth, wh. m. Christina, d. of Richard Otis, that was taken by the Ind. at 3 mos. old, from Dover; with her mo. when they k. her f. 1689, and car. to Canada, there after a priestly educat. made a Catholic by bapt. and m. a Frenchman, wh. had by her two ch. bef. his d. Baker had been made a pris. by the Ind. prob. tak. to Canada in 1704, and in differ. capacity in 1719, accomp. Col. Stoddard to bring home the prisoners from Quebec. Many descend. in N. E. and remote parts spring from this m. among others Hon. John Wentworth, late M. C. from Chicago, and present mayor of that prosper. city. WALTER, Scituate, was suspect. in 1651, of murder of John Winter; but no support was found for that surmise. WILLIAM, Charlestown 1633, freem. 3 Sept. 1634, hav. join. the ch. in Aug. 1633, was one of the petitnrs. in favor of Wheelwright, but seasona. chang. his mind, and contin. in good stand.; by w. Joan had Sarah (Mr. Wyman calls her Mary), bapt. 20 May 1638; Stephen, 20 Feb. 1642; and Martha, 21 Apr. 1644; was a selectman 1646, and d. 8 Nov. 1658. His wid. d. 26 Sept. 1669. Frothingham, 82, 5. WILLIAM, Plymouth 1643, may, I think, have been first of R. I. as early as 1638, and prob. went thither again, being count. among the freem. 1655, at Portsmouth. WILLIAM, Boston, pump-maker, m. 23 Sept. 1651, Mary, d. of Edmund Eddington, had Mary, b. 16 May 1602, d. at 3 mos.; John, 14 Dec. 1653; and William, 19 Oct. 1650. His w. d. 12 Dec. foll. and he m. 22 Apr. next, Pilgrim, eldest d. of John Eddy of Watertown. But gr. uncert. or confils. appears after this, for Bond, 203, and 755, makes a doubt, whether she were w. of P. Stedman bef. or after Baker. Yet she was young, when B. m. her, and he rem. prob. to Concord, and there he or ano. William d. leav. wid. Mary and s. William. His inv.is of 17 June 1679. WILLlAM, New London 1652-60, was perhaps f: of Thomas. WILLIAM, Yarmouth, s. of Francis, by w. Mercy had Mercy, b. 6 Jan. 1698; William, 8 Jan. 1694; Dorcas, 15 Nov. 1696; Experience, 8 Jan. 1698; Judah, 2 Mar. 1701; Elizabeth 11 Feb. 1703; Josiah, 16 Dec. 1704; Joanna, 8 Feb. 1707; and Patience, 27 Feb. 1709; and d. 1727. His wid. d. 1753. Of this name, 1834, Farmer counts nine gr. at Harv. seven at Yale, four at Dart. and seven at the [[vol. 1, p. 101]] other coll. in N. E. Prob. as the name is so very common, some fams. are omit.

BALCH, BENJAMIN, Beverly, eldest 3. of the first John of the same, m. Sarah, d. of the first Thomas Gardner, had Samuel, b. 1651; John, 1654; Joseph, a soldier of "the flower of Essex" under Capt. Lathrop, k. by the Ind. 18 Sept. 1675, at Bloody brook; and Freeborn, 9 Aug. 1660; and he d. a. 1706, many yrs. after his w. as we infer from her not being ment. in his will of 18 Jan. 1689. Being call. 77 yrs. old, it has been hastily assum. that he was the first b. of Mass. as the late Dr. Bentley stoutly assert. the same honor for John Massey, and brot. forward, as his best evid. the cradle, in wh. he was rocked. But Felt seems to prove, that Roger, s. of Roger Conant, was b. at Salem bef. Massey or Balch. It is thot. all of this name in N. E. descend. FREEBORN, Salem, youngest s. of the first John, disappears a. 1658, prob. going for Eng. that yr. and not heard of after. JOHN, Salem, one of the earliest sett. of Mass. from the vicin. of Bridgewater, Co. Somerset. came, it is said with suffic. probabil. in 1623, with Robert Gorges, to make establishm. at Cape Ann, or Nantasket, and on encouragem. from White the min. of Dorchester, a most earnest promoter of the colony, rem. with Roger Conant to plant at Salem, on Beverly side, then call. Bass riv. He req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, and took the o.18 May foll. By his w. Margaret, one of the earliest mem. of the ch. of Higginson, was b. Benjamin, a. 1623, John, and Freeborn; but he had sec. w. Agnes, or Annis, nam. with those s. in his will of 15 May, pro. 28 June 1648. JOHN, Beverly, s. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Roger Conant, had Mary, wh. d. young; and it is not seen, that he had other issue, exc. d. Mary, again. He was drown. 16 June 1662, and his wid. m. William Dodge. Good memoir of this fam. is print. in Geneal. Reo. IX. 233. Farmer notes, that in 1829 five of this name had been gr. at Harv. and one at Dart.

BALCOM, or BOLKCOM, ALEXANDER, Providence, call. junr. when he sw. alleg. May 1682, tho. of an earlier Alexander there, perhaps his f. I find nothing. He rem. to that pt. of Rehoboth, since call. Attleborough, m. Sarah, d. of John Woodcock, had William, b. 3 Sept. 1692; Catharine, 7 Feb. 1694; Alexander, 4 Apr. 1696; John, 29 Apr. 1699; Baruch, 12 June 1702; Sarah, 8 Feb. 1704; and Joseph, 23 Feb. 1706; and d. 31 Jan. 1728. See the valua Hist. of Attleborough, by Daggett. HENRY, Charlestown, m. Elizabeth d. of John Haines, had Sarah, wh. d. 8 Dec. 1665, prob. very young; Hannah, 16 Mar. 1668; John, 15 Oct. 1669; Elizabeth 14 Aug. 1672; and Joseph, 17 Dec. 1674. The s. had est. at Sudbury, giv. by their gr.f.

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