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

Volume #2
Davison - Denham

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.

DAVISON, *DANIEL, Ipswich, prob. s. of Nicholas, rem. to Newbury, m. Abigail, d. of Peter Coffin of Dover, had Nicholas, b. 16 May 1680; Sarah, 1 Feb. 1682; Daniel, 23 May 1686; Mary, 21 May, 1689; and Peter, 20 Oct. 1692; was a man of note, ar. co. 1672, maj. of the Co. regim. had liv. first at Charlestown, was a merch. in 1676, by w. Abigail had Abigail, bapt. 13 Feb. of that yr.; and Joanna, 29 Apr. 1677; both at C.; may have short time rem. to Stonington. *NICHOLAS, Charlestown 1639, one of the chief men, agent of Gov. Cradock, by w. Joanna Hodges had Daniel and Sarah, wh. m. 24 Mar. 1665, Joseph Lynde, ar. co. 1648, went home 1635, prob. on business, and came back 1656, in the Speedwell, then 45 yrs. old, and d. 1664, leav. good est. His will of 26 Mar. 1655, made in view of a voyage to Barbados, thence to . Eng. pro. 11 July 1664, names w. Joan, ch. Daniel, and Sarah, br. John of wh. he kn. not where he was, sis.-in-law Mary Hodges, w. of br.-in-law John Anderson, two neph. or nieces, perhaps not in our country, and childr. of br. Jeremy D. dec. wh. was m. and liv. at Lynn, Eng. as late as 1652. An Ind. sagamore gave him mortge. of Nahant. His inv. incl. land in Boston, Charlestown, Pemaquid, and a. 2100 acres near Windsor on both sides of the Conn. was £1869.11.11. PETER, Stonington, a. 1680 or 90, was perhaps br. of Daniel, or of THOMAS, wh. was in the same quarter at that time.

DAWDY. See Dady.

DAWES, AMBROSE, Boston, s. of William, freem. 1671, m. Mary, d. of Thomas Bumstead, had Mary, b. 24 Sept. 1664; Rebecca, 25 Feb. 1666; Susanna,19 Mar. 1668, d.young; William, 19 Dec. 1671; Susannah, again, 11 Jan. 1674; Joseph, 21 Oct. 1677; and Thomas, 1 Nov 1680. FRANCIS, Boston, had Elizabeth wh. m. 16 Oct. 1659, Samuel Miles. This man may have writ. his name Dowse, wh. see. JOHN, Windsor [[vol. 2, p. 25]] 1647, in 1653 banish. from the Col. for threatening Gov. Hopkins, may have, but not prob. come for refuge to Boston, there by w. Mary had Robert, b. 29 Mar. 1655; Mary, 12 Apr. 1657; and Samuel, 1 May 1660. WILLIAM, Braintree, came in the Planter 1635, a bricklayer, aged 15, by the custom ho. reg. in London, m. Susanna, eldest d. of John Mills, had Ambrose, b. 24 July 1642; rem. to Boston, in 1652, there had William, b. 8 Mar. 1655; and Robert a. 1656; freem. 1646, d. 24 Mar. 1703, aet. 86, says the rec. I think he had, also, Hannah, 7 Jan. 1660; but the rec. gives her to John and Susanna, and very good reason is kn. for distrust of that vol. Robert was a soldier under Capt. Turner 1676, on Conn. riv. Susan, possib. a sis. aged 16, came in the Blessing 1635, later in the yr.

DAWSE, JOSEPH, Charlestown, is print. as one of Moseley's comp. Dec. 1675, perhaps for Dowse.

DAWSON, DANIEL, Ipswich, may easily be mispr. for Davison. But Coffin, in Geneal. Reg. VI. 250 calls wid. 1693, Margaret. Yet she may have been sec. w. of Davison. GEORGE, Boston 1679, a Quaker, wh. had been whip. for attend. the meeting 1677. HENRY, Boston, adm. of the ch. 16 May 1641, freem. 2 June after, a laborer, whose w. was in Eng. He was in the employm. of William Hudson, jr. wh. when he went to serv. in the Parliament's cause against the king, left the care of his fam. two yrs. to this young man in conseq. of wh. he was brot. into great peril of his life, as set forth in Winthrop II. 249. Prob. he repent. soon, for he was in Oct. 1646, restor. to his rank. HENRY, Boston, a soldier, in the comp. of Capt. William Turner in Feb. at Medfield, and on Conn. riv. Apr. 1676, under Capt. Pierce, freem. 1678. HENRY, Boston, perhaps s. of the preced. if not the same, freem. 1690, had bapt. at 2d ch. Thomas, 22 Nov. 1691; James, 9 Feb. 1696; Hannah, 20 Mar. 1698; and Elizabeth 31 Mar. 1700. ROBERT, New Haven, had John, b. 1677, by first w. Sarah, d. of William Tuttle, as erron. has been said, and m. next Hannah, wid. of John Russell, had Thomas, b. 1693.

DAWSTIN, JOSIAS, Medford or Reading 1640, by the first deed in Suffk. reg. took grant of his messuage from Matthew Cradock, Esqr. of London, skinner, former Gov. of the Mass. Bay Col. 26 Apr. 1641. In Reading, rec. of b. of his ch. Hannah, 20 Feb. 1649, wh. d. Nov. foll. and Sarah, 25 Sept. 1653, the name is giv. without w.

DAY, ANTHONY, Gloucester 1645, had w. Susanna, and seven ch. John b. 28 Apr. 1657; Ezekiel, 12 Mar. 1660, d. soon; Ezekiel, again, 19 May 1662; Nathaniel, 9 Sept. 1665; Elizabeth 2 Apr. 1667; Samuel, 25 Feb. 1670; and Joseph, 4 Apr. 1672; beside elder ones, Thomas, and Timothy, of unkn. dates; and d. 23 Apr. 1707, aged 90. His wid. d. 10 Dec. 1717, aged 93. EZEKIEL, Gloucester, s. of Anthony, m. 27 Jan. 1690, Mary, d. of Hugh Rowe, and d. 18 Feb. 1725, leav. five s. lib. Ezekiel, Pelatiah, Samuel, Nathaniel, and Jonathan. He was one of the witness. 15 July 1692, to the invasion by the French or Ind. or Devils, whose story is in its proper place in Mather, Magn. VII. 83. ISAAC, Cambridge, by w. Susanna had Robert, b. 24 Oct. 1686; and Susanna, 28 Nov. 1688. Robert d. 4 Feb. 1688. He was a [[vol. 2, p. 26]] London cit. embroiderer, but when he came, wh. was his w. when he rem. are matters unkn. Prob. he left in the summer of 1692. 

JAMES, Ipswich, perhaps s. of Robert of the same, freem. 1673. Some two or three JOHNS can find no proper habitat. yet one is seen subscr. to memorial, 1668, at Salem, against imposts. He was s. of Thomas, and m. 6 July of that yr. Ann Coleman, had Ann, b. 18 Oct. 1669; John, 24 Jan. 1671; and Stephen, 16 Oct. 1673. This John d. June 1680, and to his wid. Ann admin. was giv. 1 July. Perhaps one had Mary, wh. m. 20 Aug. 1666, a Coldfax. JOHN, Hartford, s. of Robert, of the same, by w. Sarah Maynard, had Joseph, b. a. 1675; John, 1677; Thomas; Mary; Maynard; Sarah, bapt. 19 Sept. 1686; William, 24 Apr. 1692; and Joseph, again, 14 June 1699. JOHN, Boston 1677, a merch. d. that yr. in his will of 4 Sept. calls hims. of Frome Woodlands, near Warminster, in Wilts, on the border of Somersetsh. and gives all his prop. to br. Robert of the same place; and prob. had no w. or ch. JOHN, Dedham, eldest s. of Ralph, was prob. a soldier of Moseley's comp. Dec. 1676, m. 22 May 1678, Abigail Pond, had John, b. 11 Oct.1679; rem. to Wrentham, there had Ralph, 9 Dec. 1681; Abigail, 12 Jan. 1684, wh. d. young; Jonathan, 12 or 21 Mar. 1689; and Abigail, again, 1 Jan. or, as ano. acco. has it, perhaps by mistake of the numeral for the mo. 1 Nov. 1693; and perhaps other ch. JOHN, Gloucester, br. of Ezekiel, m. 12 Dec. 1682, Abigail Leach, wh. d. 9 Feb. 1726, aged 63; was a witness to spectral delusions in July 1692, as set forth in the Magnalia. JOSEPH, Gloucester, s. prob. youngest, of Anthony, m. 15 Aug. 1696, Elizabeth Gouge, says Babson, had Jeremiah, William, and sev. ds. perhaps also Joseph. 

MATTHEW, Cambridge, printer, s. of Stephen, b. in Eng. Steward of the coll. 1645, freem. 1646, made his nuncup. will 10 May 1649, d. soon after. Harris, Epit. says the town rec. mark. his bur. on the same day. That docum. wh. is in Geneal. Reg. III. 181, leads us to infer that he had no w. or ch. tho. little ch. Moses is nam. that was prob. his br. but Mr. Paige gives strong sanction to the opin. that he was s. of William Bordman, wh. m. a niece of Day. He gave liberally to the coll. £4. to Elder Frost, and something to sev. others, yet most to his mo. wh. was present. His name is in the imprint of Danforth's Almanac, 1647. NATHANIEL, Ipswich 1637. Kimball. NATHANIEL, Gloucester, s. of Anthony, m. 13 Feb. 1690, Ruth, d. of Hugh Rowe, had Benjamin, Nathaniel, David, and seven ds. prob. rem. bef. 1721. RALPH, Dedham, freem. 1645, d. 28 Oct. 1677, in his will of 12 Sept. preced. w. Abigail, wh. was d. of Daniel Pond, and ch. John, Ralph, Mary, wh. was w. of John Paine, Abigail, and s.-in-law John Ruggles, are nam. But his first w. was Susan, d. of Jonathan Fairbanks, wh. in 1668 ment. her four ch. in his will, and they are found in Dedham ch. rec. to be Elizabeth bapt. 3 July 1648, tak. with the town rec. that shows Mary, b. 9 Nov. 1649; Susan, 1652; and John, 15 Apr. 1654; while the next is found Abigail, d. of Ralph and Abigail, Apr. 1661. RALPH, Dedham, s. of the preced. freem. 1690, m. 10 Aug. 1681, Sarah, d. of Thomas Fuller, had Ralph, b. 28 Oct. 1683; Thomas, 19 June 1686; Sarah; Mary; Jeremiah, 23 Sept. 1693; and Abiel. 

ROBERT, Cambridge, came in the Elizabeth 1634, from Ipswich, aged 30, with w. Mary 28, freem. 6 May 1636, went to Hartford, perhaps with Hooker in 1636, or very soon after, had sev. lots among first proprs. His first w. d. prob. bef. rem. a.nd the mo. of his ch. was Edatha, sis. of [[vol. 2, p. 27]] deac. Edward Stebbins. She is nam. in his will, 20 May 1648, wh. is print. in Trumbull's Col. Rec. of Conn. I. 487; but tho. childr. are provid. for, we find not names nor number. They were Thomas; Sarah, wh. m. Sept. 1658, Nathaniel Gunn of Hartford, and next, 24 Nov. 1664, Samuel Kellogg of Hatfield, and was k. with her s. Joseph, 19 Sept. 1677, by the Ind.; Mary, wh. m. 28 Oct. 1659, Samuel Ely of Springfield, and next, 12 Apr. 1694, Thomas Stebbins, and next, 11 Dec. 1696, deac. John Coleman of Hatfield, where she d. 1725; and John, bef. ment. His wid. m. John Maynard of Hartford, wh. d. without ch. leav. to the ch. of D. "provided they carry themselves well towards" their mo. some decent est. and next m. in 1657 or 8, Elizur Holyoke of Springfield wh. she surv. by twelve yrs. and d. 24 Oct. 1688. Of descend. of this Robert, in the male line, full acco. is print. by Rev. George E. Day of Northampton. 

ROBERT, Ipswich, came in the Hopewell, Capt. Bundocke, 1635, from London, aged 30, freem. 2 June 1641, was liv. in 1681. Perhaps Sarah, uh. m. at I. 17 June 1674, David Fiske was his d. Hannah, wh. came in the Elizabeth and Ann 1635, aged 20, may not have been a relat. SAMUEL, Gloucester, s. of Anthony, m. 9 Aug. 1692, Rachel, d. of Hugh Rowe, had two ch. whose names are not seen in Babson, wh. says she d. 6 Sept. 1698, and of the h. no more is kn. STEPHEN, Cambridge, the earliest printer on our side of the ocean, was a locksmith of Cambridge, Eng. brot. over, in the John, 1638, by Rev. Josse Glover wh. d. on the voyage. He began business in Mar. 1639, but was, I fear, unthrifty, for in 1647 the Almanac of his press purports to come from his s. wh. was very young, and the yr. foll. Greene bec. ruler in the office. Yet he was enterprising, hav. for his great service, unluckily, been reward. by grant of 300 acres in 1641, he was 2 yrs. after engag. in sett. of Lancaster, and reduc. to work as journeyman of Greene all his latter days. He brot. from Eng. w. Rebecca wh. had been wid. mo. of William Boardman, had Matthew, bef. ment. and prob. after com. hither had Stephen, wh. d. 1 Dec. 1639, and possib. but not prob. Moses. His w. d. 27 Oct. 1659, he was adm. of the ch. 28 Feb. 1661, but was never freem. and d. 22 Dec. 1668, aet. 58. A catal. of books of his print. is giv. by Thomas in his Hist. I. 227-34. THOMAS, Springfield 1658, s. of Robert of Hartford, m. 27 Oct. 1659, Sarah, d. of Lieut. Thomas Cooper, had Thomas, b. 23 Mar. says the town rec. but fam. rec. says Nov. 1662, the freem. of 1690; Sarah, 14 June 1664; Mary, 15 Dec 1666; John, 20 Feb. 1669, d. soon; Samuel, 20 May 1671; John, again, 20 Sept. 1673; Ebenezer, 8 Sept. 1675, d. soon; Ebenezer, again, 5 Sept. 1677; Jonathan, 8 Aug. 1680; and Abigail. Eight of these ch. liv. to m. bef. his d. He was freem. 1668, and d. 27 Dec. 1711, and the wid. surv. to 21 Nov. 1726. 

THOMAS, Gloucester, m. 30 Dec. 1673, Mary Laughton, or Langton, had Thomas, b. 27 May 1675; Mary, Dec. 1677; and Joseph, 24 Jan. 1680. His w. and d. were k. by lightning in his ho. 15 July 1706; and he d. 29 Jan. 1726. An earlier THOMAS, whose inv. was found by Coffin 1670, was perhaps f. of the preced. b. a. 1651, and of Sarah, a. 1652, may have been of Salem, a signer of memor. 1668, against imposts, [[vol. 2, p. 28]] was f. of John, ano. signer; and by w. Mary had Abigail, b. 22. Dec. 1667. TIMOTHY, Gloucester, freem. 1690, m. 24 July 1679, Phebe Wildes, d. prob. of the sec. John, wh. d. 8 Apr. 1723, aged 70, had Timothy, Anthony, John, Joseph, Jonathan, Ebenezer, and Susanna, beside some wh. d. inf. as Babson tells. 

WENTWORTH, Boston 1640, has prefix of respect on adm. to the ch. 22 Sept. but call.a single man; soon after m. had Elizabeth bapt. 26 Sept. 1641, at 8 days old; and Wentworth, 13 Aug. 1643, at 6 days. He was a surgeon at Cambridge, and is honor. by Rev. Mr. Hale in his tract on Witchcraft, as saving in 1602, a woman charg. with the horrid offence. Perhaps he went home, for one of this unusual name was, in 1668, fin. and imprison. as one of the fifth monarchy men, setting up the imaginary reign of King Jesus to disturb the absolute throne of Oliver Cromwell in his last yr. In Sept. 1661, liv. in London, he had a legacy in the will of Edward Shrimpton. WILLIAM, Boston 1669, a mariner. Of descend. of first Robert a Rev,. was pub. some yrs. since by Rev. George E. Day, wh.shows that nineteen had been gr. at Yale, and one at ea. of the coll. foll. Dart. Wil. Amh. and Brown, and that ten of the eleven min. were liv. at his date of publ. One at H. C. 1806 was the earliest of the name in that catal.

DAYNES, DEANS, or DAINES, ABRAHAM, New London 1664, suppos. to have come from Casco, m. 27 Dec. 1671, Sarah, d. of William Peake, had Joanna, b. Feb. 1672; John, bapt. Feb. 1674; Thomas, July 1677; rem. to Norwich, there had Ebenezer, b. 27 Oct. 1680; Sarah, 19 Jan.1683; and Ephraim, 15 Jan. 1686.

DAYTON, RALPH, New Haven a 1639, sign. the covenant of habitancy but not at its format. yet liv. there 10 yrs.; was of Easthampton, L. I. 1650, and later. Sometimes the name is Daighton. SAMUEL, Southampton, L. I. 1641,prob. at New Haven 1646, and Brookhaven a. 1655. Perhaps the disting. fam. of New Jersey is of this stock.

DEACON, JOHN, Plymouth, of wh. no more is kn. but that he d. 1636. JOHN, Lynn, came in the Abigail, 1635, aged 25, with w. Alice 30, wh.d. 27 July 1657, was a blacksmith, m. 25 Dec. 1657, Elizabeth wid. of John Pickering, wh. d. 30 Aug. 1662, rem. to Boston, was of Mather's ch. 1669. JOHN, Salem, had w. Elizabeth wh. d. 30 Aug. 1662.

DEALE, CHARLES, Milford 1658, was encourag. to raise tobacco by gr. of ld. that yr. perhaps had been there a yr. or more, had w. Pity in 1672, but no ch. and d. a. 1686. WILLIAM, Haverhill 1662.

DEAN, often with final e, BENJAMIN, Taunton, S. of Walter, m. 6 Jan.1681, Sarah Williams, had Naomi, b. 1 Nov. 1681, d. at 2 mos.; Hannah, 26 Dec. 1682; Israel, 2 Feb. 1685; Mary, 15 June 1687; Damaris, 4 Sept. 1689; Sarah, 30 Aug. 1692; Elizabeth 26 Mar. 1695; Mehitable, 9 June 1697; Benjamin, 31 July 1699; Ebenezer, 24 Feb.1702; Lydia, 11 Dec. 1704; and Josiah, 23 Oct. 1707; made his will 2 Feb. 1723, wh. was pro. 14 Apr. 1725, so allowing us to obtain approx. to his d. DANIEL, Concord, perhaps at Sudbury 1663, a lieut. d. 29 [[vol. 2, p. 29]] Nov. 1725, aet. 97. Shattuck. EZRA, Taunton, br. of Benjamin, m. 17 Dec. 1678, Bethia, d. of deac. Samuel Edson of Bridgewater, had Bethia, b. 14 Oct. 1679, d. soon; Ezra, 14 Oct. 1680; Samuel, 11 Apr. 1681, unless Col. Reg. is wrong, yd. soon; Seth, 3 June 1683; Margaret; and Ephraim; and his d. was betw. 28 Oct. 1727 and 15 Feb. 1732. Very striking instances of old age in fifteen ch. of his s. Ezra are ment. in the Mem. of Deane fam. GEORGE, Salem 1660-1686, was a cordwainer, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 2 Jan. 1661, d. soon; John; Thomas; George; Joseph, a. 1671; Benjamin; Elizabeth and Hannah; of not one can the date of b. or d. be ascert. and glad. can we read in fam. rec. that Elizabeth m. Jonathan Lambert; and that Hannah m. 11 June 1701, John Cook; that John, Thomas, and Joseph had fams. and of George and Benjamin only that they d. bef. 1706. ISAAC, Taunton, s. of John, m. 24 Jan. 1678, Hannah, d. of James Leonard of the same, had Alice, b. 20 Nov. 1678; Abigail, 16 Nov. 1680; Hannah, 24 Apr. 1683; Nathaniel, 25 Apr. 1685; Jonathan; Abiah; and Deborah. His will was pro. 11 Apr. 1710 by his wid. In his youth he liv. at New Haven in fam. of Capt. Thomas Jeffrey, wh. had m. a relative of his, and left him a legacy of £10. ISRAEL, Taunton, br. of the preced. a lieut. in Philip's war, was in the great swamp fight, d. unm. made his will 7 Aug. 1677. JAMES, Stonington, blacksmith, had John, b. 15 May 1672; James, 31 Oct. 1674; Sarah, 4 Sept. 1676; a s. whose name is not legible, 28 Nov. 1678; Onesiphorus and Mary, tw. 28 Mar. both d. next mo. 1680; Francis, Sept. 1682; William, b. and d. 1684; William, again, 12 Sept. 1689. Some confus. of names and dates is fear. in var. old MS. Even the bapt. on ch. rec. of four more ch. count wrong days for two, as Hannah, Apr. 1686; William, 6 July 1690; Nathaniel, 20 Apr. 1693; and Jonathan, Apr. 1695; the first hav. Saturday, and the last, Monday. Some variat. as well in dates as names may be seen in rec. both of ch. and town. John was progenit. of Hon. Silas D. 1758, the ambass. with Franklin in France, and James was of late Prof. James D. JOHN, Dorchester 1636, came from Chard, Somersetsh. rem. to Taunton, of wh. he was one of the first purch. 1639, hav. been made freem. of the Col. 4 Dec. 1638; by w. Alice wh. surv. had John; Thomas; Israel; Isaac; Nathaniel; and Elizabeth wh. m. Josiah Edson, Esq. of Bridgewater, and at her d. in 1734, was call. a. 84; and d. 1660, betw. 25 Apr. date of his will, and 7 June of the inv. aged a. 60. JOHN, Taunton, s. of the preced. by tradit. call. the first Eng. ch. b. there, a 1639, m. 7 Nov. 1663, Sarah, d. of deac. Samuel Edson of Bridgewater, had Samuel, b. 24 Jan. 1667; Sarah, 9 Nov. 1668; John, 28 July 1670, d. soon; Mehitable, 9 Oct. 1671; John, again, 18 Sept. 1674; Elizabeth 15 Mar. 1676; Mary, 15 July 1680; Susanna, 13 Aug. 1683; and Israel, 4 Aug. 1685. He d. 18 Feb. 1717, aged 77, during the great snow, wh. was so deep as long to keep knowledge of the occurrence from his Neighb. 

JOHN, Dedham, by w. Sarah had John, b.25 Apr. 1677; Sarah, 13 Dec. 1678; Ebenezer, 17 May 1681; Joseph, 14 Mar. 1683; Jeremiah, 24 Mar. 1685; Elizabeth 13 Oct. 1689; and Abigail, 12 June 1694. JOHN, Dover, [[vol. 2, p. 30]] k. by the Ind. 1694, when his w. and d. were tak. but soon esc. Belkn. I.138. JOHN, Salem, s. perhaps eldest, of George of the same, had d. Elizabeth it is said d. bef. 2 Dec. 1698. JOHN, Woburn, youngest s. of William of the same, m. Mary, d. of Edward Farmer of the same, had John, b. 10 Jan. 1705; William, 7 May 1706; Edward, 14 Sept. 1707; Ebenezer, 28 Jan. 1709; Thomas, 23 Nov. 1712; Molly, 16 Apr. 1715; and Samuel, 24 Feb. 1717. 

JONAS, Scituate 1690, by Deane in his Hist. of S. presum. to have come from Taunton, Eng. had Thomas, b. 1691; and Ephraim, 1694; d. 1697, and his wid. Eunice m. 1701, deac. James Torrey. JOSEPH, Taunton, br. of Benjamin, had Joseph, Samuel, James, and Sarah, and d. betw. 3 Dec. 1728, and 11 Feb. foll. leav. wid. Mary. JOSEPH, Concord, only s. and eldest ch. of Thomas of the same, m. 1662, Elizabeth Fuller, had Thomas, b. 15 Sept. 1664; Joseph, 5 Apr. 1667; Daniel, 29 Apr. 1669; Elizabeth 4 Aug. 1671; Sarah, 4 Aug. 1675; Deborah, 29 Sept. 1678; Hannah, 13 Nov. 1682; and Benjamin. Joseph, Salem, s. of George of the same, a shipmaster, m. 16 Mar. 1697, Elizabeth Flint, whose f. is unkn. to me, had Joseph, b. 29 Aug. of what yr. is not told, but the ch. d. in Nov. foll.; Elizabeth 20 Oct. 1701, d. in few wks.; Desire, 26 Apr. 1703; Mary, and Elizabeth tw. 5, bapt. 23 Sept. 1705; and Joseph, 15 July 1708, bapt. 22 May foll. SAMUEL, Stamford 1650, had John, b. 1659; Joseph, 1661, and others. SAMUEL, Lancaster 1653. 

STEPHEN, Plymouth, one of the first comers in the Fortune, 1621. built the first corn mill in N. E. 1632; m. a. 1627, Elizabeth d. of the wid. Ring, had Elizabeth Miriam, and Susanna, and d. Sept. 1634. His wid. m. 16 Sept. 1635, Josiah Cook, and d. a. 1687; the d. Elizabeth m. William Twining; Miriam was not m. as late as 1669, but late in her days m. John Wing of Yarmouth; Susanna m. 4 Apr. 1660, Joseph Rogers, jr.; and next, 23 Oct. 1663, Stephen Snow. THOMAS, Concord, came in the Elizabeth and Ann 1635, aged 32, a carpenter; by w. Elizabeth had Sarah; a d. perhaps Marg b. 24 Feb. 1643; Hannah, 18 Mar. 1646; Elizabeth 25 Dec. 1648, d. at six mos. and first b. Joseph, bef. ment. a 1638; and had sec. w. Mildred, wh. d. 15 Sept. 1673; was freem. 1672, and d. 5 Feb. 1676. In some rec. the name is giv. Dane. 

THOMAS, Boston, a merch. of extensive business, came from Hampsh. was b. a. 1640, m. 1665, Sarah, d. of William Brown of Salem, had Sarah, b. 1666, wh. went with her f. to Eng. and there m. Robert Woodward, Dean of Sarum; and Elizabeth 1667, wh. prob. d. young, and his w. soon after, or perhaps bef. He was freem. 1669, and m. sec. w. Ann, d. of William Farr of London, had Thomas, b. 1673; Rebecca, 1677; went home a 1678, and had James and Samuel, was some time in London, but went down to Hampsh. and d. 27 Apr. 1686. A mural monu. to his mem. is in Frefolk ch. His youngest s. convey. part of his est. here by deed from London 1730. THOMAS, Charlestown, mariner, m. [[vol. 2, p. 31]] 15 Sept. 1668, Elizabeth d. of John Burrage the first of the same, and had ch. John, and Catharine, as by a will imperf. appears. His inv. was of 25 May 1674. The childr. were brot. to bapt. 9 Sept. 1677; and his wid. m. 12 Aug. 1680, John Poor. THOMAS, Taunton, s. of first John, m. 5 Jan. 1670, Catharine Stephens, wh. surv. him, had Thomas, b. 1 Feb. 1671, d. in few days; Hannah, 14 Feb. 1672; Thomas, again; Deborah; Catharine; Lydia; Mercy; and Elizabeth His will was pro. 15 July 1697. 

THOMAS, Salem, s. of George of the same, by w. Mary had George, b. 7 Aug. 1692; Mary; and Thomas. He had sec. w. 9 Dec. 1701, Elizabeth Beedle, a wid. as is said of Thomas; and d. a. 1706. THOMAS, Boston, m. Jane, d. of Richard Scammon of Exeter, wh. d. 9 Oct. 1726, had Mary, b. 20 Aug. 1692; Thomas, 28 Nov. 1694; Jane, 17 June 1636; Elizabeth 20 Sept. 1697; and Jane, again, 2 Sept. 1698; rem. to Hampton Falls and Salisbury, and d. a. 1737. Where he was b. wh. was his f. or gr.f. is beyond my kn. *WALTER, Taunton, younger br. of first John, was from Chard in Co. Somerset, 12 or 14 ms. S. from Taunton, freem. of that Col. 4 Dec. 1638 had been with his br. first at Dorchester, m. it is said, Eleanor, d. of Rich. Strong of Taunton, Eng. wh. had come with her br. John, had six ch. of wh. only Benjamin, Ezra, and Joseph, bef. ment. are kn. was rep. 1640, perhaps, and selectman many yrs. after; and was with his w. liv. so late as 1693. WILLIAM, Woburn, m. 1 Sept. 1670, Martha, d. I presume, of Thomas Bateman of Concord, had Martha, b. 17 Aug. 1671; William, 5 July 1673; Samuel, 26 July 1675; John, 25 June 1677; and Sarah, wh. d. young. WILLIAM, Boston 1668, by w. Jane had Jane, b. 12 Mar. 1678. 

WILLIAM, Dedham, carpenter, m. 13 Dec. 1677, Mehitable Wood, had Hannah, b. 5 Dec. 1678; Alice, 18 Oct. 1680; Judith, 3 Nov. 1682; Josiah, 7 Mar. 1685; and Abigail, 23 Jan. 1687; rem. to Rehoboth, and had Seth, 7 Apt. 1697; and William, 12 Oct. 1701. Rachel, a wid. came from London 1635, in the Planter, m. 28 Oct. 1636, Joseph Beedle, or Biddle, wh. in his will provides for her d. Martha D. wh. prob. came with her mo.

DEAR, or DEARE, EDMUND, Ipswich, claim. legacy, 1678, by nuncup. will of Robert Denton. EDWARD, Ipswich 1683, had, bef. 1665, m. Elizabeth d. of Humphrey Griffin. PHILIP, Salem 1638.

DEARBORN, EBENEZER, Hampton, s. of Thomas, m. 7 Oct. 1703, Abigail Sanborn, had Ebenezer, b. 27 Jan. 1705; Mehitable, 14 Nov. 1708; Peter, 14 Nov. 1710; Benjamin, 13 Aug. 1713; Thomas, 3 Dec. 1715; Michael, 24 Apr. 1719; Abigail, 27 Jan. 1721; and Mary, 11 June 1723; rem. with his fam. to ,Chester, of wh. he was one of the first sett. GODFREY, Exeter 1639, was from some part of Devon, perhaps Exeter, with w. wh. d. 1651 or 2, and a Henry, b. a. 1632; and Thomas, a. 1634; perhaps, also, a d. brot. from Eng. had here John, b. a. 1642, and prob. two more ds. of wh. one was Sarah; was selectman in 1648, but early in 1651 was sett. at Hampton, there m. 25 Nov. 1662, Dorothy, [[vol. 2, p. 32]] wid. of Philemon Dalton, and liv. in a house of wh. his descend. are still occup. was a selectman and town clk. and d. 4 Feb. 1686. His will was of 14 Dec. 1680, and his wid. a. bef. 1696. Of his three ds. not nam. in the will, but earlier provid. for, one was, perhaps, Esther, w. of Richard Shortridge of Portsmouth (for in the will is beq. to gr.ch. Ann S.); and Sarah, m. 9 Dec. 1679, Thomas Nudd. 

HENRY, Hampton, eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 10 Jan. 1666, Elizabeth d. of John Marion, wh. d. 6 July 1716, aged 72, had John, b. 10 Oct. 1666; Samuel, 11 Jan. 1670; Elizabeth 13 Dec. 1672, d. young; Sarah, 9 Nov. 1675; Abigail; Elizabeth again, 19 Nov. 1681; and Henry, 28 Oct. 1688; and d. 18 Jan. 1725, aged 92. Sarah, m. 30 Jan. 1698, Philemon Blake; Abigail m. 28 May 1701, Samuel Palmer; and Elizabeth m. 30 Dec. 1704, William Sanborn. HENRY, Hampton, s. prob. youngest of the preced. m. 28 Oct. 1708, Hannah, d. of Simon Dow, wh. d. 10 Feb. 1717; and he m. 3 Jan. 1721, Mary, d. of Samuel Roby, wh. d. 5 May 1739; and he m. 3d w. Esther, wh. surv. him; and be d. 26 Apr. 1756. His ch. by first w. were Sarah, b. 20 Feb. 1709; Hannah, 10 Dec. 1710; Elizabeth; Henry, a. 1715; and Simon, 21 Jan. 1717; by sec. w. only ch. Mary, b. 2 June 1722. But all the s. d. bef. him. JOHN, Hampton, youngest s. of Godfrey, m. 12 Dec. 1672, Mary, d. of Thomas Ward, had John, b. 2 Sept. 1673; Thomas, 22 June 1676; and Mary, 6 May 1678; his w. a. 14 Dec. 1725, aged 73, and he d. 14 Nov. 1730. JOHN, Hampton, eldest s. of first Henry, m. 4 Nov. 1689, Abigail, d. of Nathaniel Bachelder, wh. d. 14 Nov. 1736, aged 68, had Deborah, b. 8 Feb. 1690; Jonathan, 8 May 1691; Elizabeth 31 Aug. 1692; Esther, 15 June 1694; Joseph, 8 Feb. 1696; Abigail, 24 Jan. 1700; Lydia, 4 Apr. 1702; Ruth, 21 May 1705; Simon, 31 July 1706; and Benjamin, 12 Nov. 1710; was deac of the ch. of N. Hampton; and d. 22 Nov. 1700. 

JONATHAN, Hampton, youngest s. of Thomas, by w. Mary, wh. d. 5 Apr. 1744, had Jonathan, b. 22 May 1709; Daniel; Nathaniel; Shubael; and Mary. He had sec. w. Sarah, wh. d. 22 Oct. 1762, aged 73, and he d. 10 Sept. 1771. SAMUEL, Hampton, s. of first Henry, m. 12 July 1694, Mercy, d. of Nathaniel Bachelder, had Mary, b. 23 Apr. 1695; Mercy, and Mehitable, tw. 21 Feb. 1697; Sarah, 27 June 1699; Mercy, again, 18 Feb. 1702; Jeremiah, 1 Apr. 1704; Elizabeth 9 Nov. 1706, d. soon; Nathaniel, 21 Jan. 1710; Henry, 27 Dec. 1712; Samuel, 1 Sept. 1715; and Abigail, 19 Oct. 1720. SAMUEL, Hampton, eldest br. of Jonathan, m. 16 Dec. 1698, Sarah, youngest d. of Edward Gove, had Ann, b. 18 Dec. 1699; Edward,26 May 1702; and Reuben. THOMAS, Hampton, s. of Godfrey, b. in Eng. m. 28 Dec. 1665, Hannah, d. of Edward Colcord, wh. d. 17 July 1720, aged 76, had Samuel, b. 27 May 1676; Ebenezer, 3 Oct. 1679; both bef. ment.; Thomas, a. 1681; and [[vol. 2, p. 33]] Jonathan, 18 Nov. 1686. He d. 14 Apr. 1710, and may have had ch. b. within 10 yrs. of his m. but names are not giv. THOMAS, Hampton, s. of the preced. m. 2 Jan. 1701, Huldah, d. of John Smith, the cooper, had Mary, b. 15 June 1702; Theodate, 18 Dec. 1710; and Huldah, 3 Nov. 1714, wh. all d. young.

DEARING, or DEERING, GEORGE, Scarborough 1639, had prob. s. Roger; and his wid. Elizabeth m. Jonas Bayley. ROGER, Scarborough, s. prob. of the preced. d. 1676. He had s. Roger at Kittery, wh. ret. inv. 26 June 1676, amt. £136. 7. 3. SAMUEL, Braintree, m. Bethia, d. of Gregory Baxter, had Bethia, b. 6 Apr. 1649, and his w. d. 11 May 1651. He m. 15 Nov. foll. Mary Ray, and had Mary, 16 Jan. 1653; Hannah, 14 Feb. 1655; and Sarah, 30 June 1657, wh. d. in few wks. This w. d. 1 July 1657, and he m. 10 Nov. next, Mary, d. of Francis Newcomb, and had Rachel, and perhaps other ch.; he was of the orig. set. at Block isl. 1661. SAMUEL, Wrentham, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 23 Jan. 1688, d. young; Sarah, 3 Dec. 1689; and Hannah, again, 16 Apr. 1691. But much contradict. appears in Geneal. Reg. XII. 347, unless we make two Samuels contempo. there, or will allow for perversion of numerals.

DEATH, JOHN, Sudbury 1672, by w. Mary, d. of Francis Peabody of Topsfield, had John, b. 2 Jan. 1677; Hepzibah, 5 June 1680; Lydia, 26 Mar. 1682; Samuel,12 Sept. 1684; and Ruth,20 July 1688. He rem. 1678 to Sherborn; perhaps d. early, and his wid. m. 1690, Samuel Eames. See Barry. JOHN, Framingham, s. of the preced. m. 17 Jan. 1699, Elizabeth Barber, wh. d. 28 May 1710, up to wh. time he was of Sherborn, where his s. John was b. 1710, and d. soon. He had in Sherborn 2d w. Waitstill, and ch. Henry, b. 22 Sept. 1714; Mary, 10 Oct. 1716; John, again, 4 Dec. 1718, d. young; Ruth, 20 Apr. 1721; Abigail, 3 Oct. 1723; John, 27 May 1726; Waitstill, 27 Oct. 1728; and Hepzibah, 1731; and d. 14 Dec. 1754. This name was common in that part of the county, some yrs. since, but within few yrs. by the legislat. it has been changed to How.

DECKANE, NICHOLAS, Beverly 1668.

DECKER, JOHN, Exeter, 1672.

DECROW, VALENTINE, Marshfield, m. 26 Feb. 1678, or 9, Martha Bourne, and she d. 25 Mar. 1724. DEINS, WILLIAM, nam. in a valua. paper on the Sturbridge black lead mine in Geneal. Reg. X. 160, as an overseer of said works, a. 1657-9. Glad. should we learn more, but it may well be despair. of; and prob. the resid. of this skilful man was trans. as the prosperity of the undertak.

DELAND, JOHN, Beverly, had John, b. 1685; Philip, 1687; and William, 1689.

DELANO, early DELANOYE, DELAUNY, or DELANOY, JOHN, Duxbury, [[vol. 2, p. 34]] s. of Philip the first, was liv. 1690, but tho. he prob. had w. and fam. of them nothing is kn. *JONATHAN, Dartmouth, br of the preced. acc. fam. geneal. was b. 1648, m. 26 Feb. 1678, Mercy, d. of Nathaniel Warren, had Jonathan, Jabez, Sarah, Mercy, Nathan, Bethia, Susanna, Nathaniel, Esther, Jethro, and Thomas, as in the fam. scroll insert. and we may regret that dates are not attain. tho. order of success. is prob. preserv. He was constable, town clk. surveyor, selectman, lieut. and in 1689 rep. and d. 23 Dec. 1720, in 73d yr. as Ricketson, 386, copies the inscript. on gr.stone, but fam. geneal. says 28 Dec. MICHAEL, New Haven, d. 1667. 

PHILIP, Plymouth, came in the Fortune 1621, b. of French or Flemish Protestant parents, but of the Eng. ch. at Leyden, Winslow says, and 19 yrs. old at his coming; was s. prob. of Jean and Marie de Launey, bapt. 7 Dec. 1603 in the Walloon ch. of Leyden; was freem. of that col. 1632. rem. soon after to Duxbury, m. 19 Dec. 1634, Esther Dewsbury, and next, 1657, Mary, wid. of James Glass, d. of William Pontus (tho. Ricketson makes her d. of James Churchill, wh. is wholly unkn. to me); and had ch. (of wh. we are uncert. wh. may be elder or younger, whether all, or part, by first w.) Thomas, Mary, Philip, John, ; Jane, Rebecca, Jonathan, Esther, and Samuel. But as a fam. geneal. in MS. has been giv. to me, tho. it is confin. to the descend. of Jonathan, yet as it purports to give the offspring of the Dewsbury m. three s. Samuel, Thomas, and Jonathan, beside one d. wh. d. soon, it might seem prob. that three ds. and one s. came of the sec m. He rem. to Bridgewater, was one of the purch. of Dartmouth 1652, and in 1662, of Middleborough, and d. a. 1681, a. 79 yrs. old. Mary m. 29 Nov. 1655, Jonathan Durham. PHILIP, Duxbury, s. of the preced. had Philip; and that he was b. early in 1678, is all that is kn. of this branch of the fam. 

SAMUEL, Duxbury, br. of the preced. m. Elizabeth d. of Alexander Standish, and of his fam. we kn. no more. THOMAS, Duxbury, br. perhaps eldest of the preced. m. Mary, d. perhaps youngest, of first John Alden, had Thomas, but we kn. not his date of b. nor indeed but by conject. that he was of this w. whose m. is giv. bef. 1667. He m. next, 24 Oct. 1692 or 1699, Hannah, wid. of Robert Bartlett, d. of Richard Warren. In Winsor, 226, and 251, the various dates of this sec. m. are found. De la Noye was the name at first.

DELL, or DILL, GEORGE, Salem, 1693, rem. to Boston, freem. 1651, by w. Abigail bad John, b. Oct. 1645; Samuel, 31 Aug. 1647; Joseph, Feb. 1650; and Benjamin, 27 Apr. 1632. He was an active merch. d. abroad, prob. in 1654, for an imperfect will of 3 Nov. 1653, recites that he was bound from Eng. to Ireland, thence to Virg. etc. He had good amt. of prop. Winthrop II 312. His wid. m. 8 Nov. 1655, John Hanniford. JOSEPH, Boston, mariner, prob. s. of the preced. had, 1678, w. Elizabeth PETER, Chelmsford 1691.

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DEMING, DEMON, or DEMENT, DAVID, Wethersfield, s. of first John, by w. Mary (m. 16 July by one report, and by ano. 14 Aug. 1678) had David, b. 20 July 1681, H. C. 1700, min. of Medway; Samuel, 9 Aug. 1683; and Honour, 9 May 1685; to wh. Chapin adds Mehitable, without date of b. He liv. some yrs. at Cambridge, and after in Boston. EBENEZER, Wethersfield, youngest br. of the preced. by w. Sarah, m. 16 July 1677, had Ebenezer, b. 5 May 1678; John, 26 July 1679; Sarah, 6 Jan. 1681; Prudence; Ephraim; and Josiah; and d. 2 May 1705. *JOHN, Wethersfield 1635, one of the chief sett. rep. very often from 1649 to 61, nam. in the chart. of 1662, m. Honour, d. of Richard Treat, had John, b. 9 Sept. 1638; and others. His will of 26 June 1690, with pro. 1705, names s. John; Jonathan, 1639; Samuel, 1646; David; Ebenezer; and five ds. ws. of John Morgan (whose name prob. was Rachel); of Richard Beckley; of John Hurlbut (wh. was Mary); of Thomas Wright; and prob. Sarah, w. of Samuel Moody, beside some gr.ch. *JOHN, Wethersfield, s. of the preced. m. at Northampton, 20 Sept. or by ano. acco. 12 Dec. 1657, Mary Magot, or Mygate, d. of Joseph, had John, b. 9 Sept. 1658; Joseph, 1 June 1661; Jonathan, 12 Feb. 1663; Mary, 1 July 1666; Samuel, 25 Aug. 1668; Jacob, 26 Aug. 1670 and Sarah, 17 Jan. 1672; beside Hezekiah, as nam. by Chapin; was selectman 1662, rep. 1669 and 72, d. 23 Jan. 1712. 

JONATHAN, Wethersfield br. of the preced. by two ws. Sarah, m. 21 Nov. 1660, wh. d. 5 June 1668, and Elizabeth d. of Josiah Gilbert, m. 25 Dec. 1673 had Jonathan, b. 27 Nov. 1661; Thomas, 27 Nov. 1679; Charles, 10 June 1681; Benjamin, 20 July 1684; Jacob, 20 Dec 1689; and seven ds. and d. 8 Jan. 1700, sudden. aged a. 61. The ds. were, acc. Chapin, Sarah, b. 12 Aug. 1663; Mary, 11 July 1665; Comfort, 5 June 1668; Elizabeth 12 June 1674; one, with ineffable name, 16 Feb. 1676; Mary, again, 24 Oct 1692; and Ann, 1 Oct. 1695. His wid. d. 4 Sept. 1714. NICHOLAS, Pemaquid, sw. fidel. to Mass. 1674. SAMUEL, Wethersfield, br. of Jonathan, by w. Sarah, d. of John Kirby, m. 29 Mar. 1694, had John, b. 7 or 27 Dec. 1694; David, 29 Dec. 1696; Samuel, 12 June 1699; Honour, 16 Dec. 1701; and William, 10 May 1705; and d. 6 Apr. 1709, aged a. 63; of course he was past mid. age at m. THOMAS, Wethersfield, perhaps br. of first John, m. 24 July 1645, Mary Sheaffe, was of Farmington, and rem. again to Southampton, L. I. thence to Easthampton, where posterity is still liv. Sometimes in the rec. the name is Demon, or Dement, and the affinity is exceed. difficult to be traced with exactness. Eight of this name had, in 1828, been gr. at N. E. coll.

DENBOW, SALATHIEL, Dover 1665.

DENGAYNE, or DINGHAM, HENRY, Watertown, a physician, had grants of ld. in Feb. and June 1637, as Francis, in his Hist. Sketch, 132, tells. [[vol. 2, p. 36]] He m. Apr. 1641, Elizabeth wid. of deac. George Alcock, and d. of apoplexy, 8 Dec. 1645, as Roxbury ch. rec. tells.

DENHAM, THOMAS, Rye, in Conn. jurisdict. in 1681 was 60 yrs. old. In 1677 he had preach. at R. and the Gen. Ct. vot. £10. to encourage his settlem. But no more is kn. In Mather╒s Hecatompolis he is not seen.

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