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

Volume #2
Dunen - Earl

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.

DUNEN, or DUNNIN, alias SINGLETARY, JONATHAN, Killingworth 1663, had Ruth, b. 1666; and Eunice, 1668; and prob. rem.

DUNFORD, JOHN, PLYMOUTH 1639. Felt. He does not stand among the "fit to bear arms" 1643.

DUNGIN, THOMAS, Newport 1651, in Dr. Stiles's list of freem. there 1656. By w. Frances he had Barbara, wh. m. James Barker.

DUNHAM, BENAIAH. Eastham, m. 25 Oct. 1660, Elizabeth Tilson, had Edmund, b. 25 July 1661; John, 22 Aug. 1663, d. in 2 wks.; Elizabeth 20 Nov. 1654, d. at 3 yrs.; Hannah, 4 June 1666, d. young; and Benjamin, [[vol. 2, p. 81]] 28 Oct. 1667. BENJAMIN, Eastham, prob. br. of the preced. m. 25 Oct. 1660, Mary Tilson. John, Plymouth 1633, rep. 1639,and often after, was deac. among the first purch. of Dartmouth; had w. Abigail, s. John, Benaiah, and Daniel, perhaps b. in Eng. and d. 2 Mar. 1669, aged 80. Persis D. wh. m. at Plymouth, 29 Nov. 1655, Benajah Pratt, may have been his d. His will of 25 Jan. bef. his d. names all these, and s.-in-law Stephen Wood. 

JOHN, Plymouth, s. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Roger Porter of Watertown, had Jonathan, b. 12 Aug. 1650, d. in 2 wks.; and Samuel, 25 Feb. 1652. JOHN, Woburn, had Patience, b. 8 Mar. 1645. JOHN, Barnstable, perhaps gr.s. of first John, m. 1 Mar. 1680, Mary Smith, had Thomas, b. 25 Dec. 1680; John, 18 May 1682; Ebenezer, 17 Apr. 1684; Desire, 10 Dec. 1685; Elisha, 1 Sept. 1687; Mercy, 10 June 1689; and Benjamin, 20 June 1691; and d. 2 Jan. 1696, aged 46. *JONATHAN, Barnstable, m. 29 Nov. 1655, Mary, d. of Philip Delano, wh. d. early, and he m. 15 Oct. 1657, Mary, d. of Henry Cobb, was rep. 1689, for Middleborough; and serv. among the islands as min. to the Ind. but as in 1694 ord. at Edgartown. JOSEPH, Plymouth, m. 18 Nov. 1657, Mercy, d. of Secr. Morton, wh. d. 19 Feb. 1667; and he m. 20 Aug. 1669, Esther Wormall, perhaps d. of Joseph. *Samuel, Plymouth, perhaps s. of first John, m. 29 June 1649, Mary, wid. of William Falloway, had Sarah, b. 10 Apr. 1650; two s. 29 Dec. 1651,both d. soon; was rep. 1668. Thomas, Plymouth, perhaps s. of first John, was fit to bear arms 1643, m. Martha, d. of George Knott, I think.

DUNK, or DUNCK, THOMAS, Guilford 1645, Saybrook 1662, on Lyme side 1673, was from Kent, Eng. had br. John at Benenden in that Co. m. wid. of Thomas North of New Haven, wh. had first been wid. aged 16, or 17, of Philip Petersfield of Turnstile Alley in the parish of Holborne, and was d. of Walter Price of Newington Butts, Co. Surrey, and had come to N. H. a. 1644. She got leave of her h. to go home 1670, to look after est. as appears in Geneal. Reg. XI. 159, and prob. did not come back, but d. in Eng,. He was younger than she, prob. and m. 10 July 1677, Elizabeth Stedman, had Thomas, b. 6 Aug. 1678; and his d. 6 Oct. foll.; he d. 9 Aug. 1683.

DUNKIN, JOHN, Billerica 1675, had two s. k. by the Ind. there, 1 Aug. 1692. SAMUEL, Newbury 1638, perhaps rem. to Boston, had there beside other ch. Thomas, b. 15 Jan. 1656; and in 1672 had ld. at Muddy riv. now Brookline. SAMUEL, Roxbury, prob. s. of the preced. w. Deliverance had Margaret, b. 17 Mar. 1670; Sarah, 23 Sept. 1674 ; Jabez, 20 Aug. 1678 ; Deliverance, 29 Sept. 1681; and Samuel, 14 Aug. 1689, d. soon; and f. d. 19 Nov. 1693.

DUNN, RICHARD, Newport, freem. 1655, Westerly 1661. THOMAS, Weymouth, freem. of Mass. 1647, rem. to Rehoboth, and soon to New [[vol. 2, p. 82]] Haven, there sw. fidel. in Mar. 1648, new yr. bot. est. at Fairfield, there d. 1660, without w. or ch. and gave his prop. to Rev. John Jones. WILLIAM, Salem, m. 6 June 1684, Elizabeth Haskett, perhaps d. of Stephen, had John, b. 23 May 1686; and William, 1 Aug. 1689.

DUNNELL. See Dwinell.

DUNNING, GEORGE, New Haven 1644, rem. soon. HICKS, Hingham, m. 7 Dec. 1669, Sarah, d. of Thomas Joy, had Edmund, b. 31 Mar. 1672; but in the will of Joy his name is writ. Dunham or Denham. JONATHAN, a soldier in Turner's comp. serv. Apr. 1676 on Conn. riv.

DUNNY, JAMES, Boston, freem. 1690.

DUNSTER, || HENRY, Cambridge, first Presid. of Harv. Coll. a Lancashire man, s. of Henry of Balehoult, a seat in Bury of that Co. came in 1640, and resid. a short time in Boston, was of ar. co. 1640, but not of our ch. so that we may he sure he was of ano. town prob. Cambridge bef. adm. as freem. 2 June 1641; was bred at Magdalen Coll. in the Univ. of Cambridge, had his degrees 1630, and 1634. Soon after com. he was made presid. 27 Aug. 1640, compell. to resign 24 Oct. 1654, on acco. of his opinions on inf. bapt. He was desir. to come to Ireland by the deputy Henry Cromwell and his counc. and 50 advance. for his passage, but he was nice eno. to avoid that evil, and d. at Scituate 18 or 27 Feb. 1659, where he preach. all his latter days; but his heart's desire was to be bur. at Cambridge, where, in his will, he says lay the remains of some of his babes. He names, as liv. two s. David, and Jonathan, d. Elizabeth sis. Hills, w. of Joseph of Malden, and her childr. sis. Willard of Concord, and her childr. and cous. Faith D. His first w. Elizabeth m. June 1641, d. 23 Aug. 1 643; she was wid. of Rev. Josse Glover, by sec. w. Eliz he had David, b. 16 May 1645; Dorothy, 29 Jan. 1648; Henry, 1650; Jonathan, 28 Sept. or ano. acco. says, 26 Oct. 1663; and, after rem. from C. to S., Elizabeth 29 Dec. 1666. Elizabeth wh. at l Cambridge they presume to have been his wid d. in her 60th yr. 12 Sept. 1690, as the rec. plainly, but falsely, bears; for if it be so, she must have been only 14 yrs. old when he took her for his sec. w. and less than 9 yrs. old, when her h. d. on the ocean. Perhaps she was not mo. of Glover's ch. 

JONATHAN, Cambridge, s. of the preced. m. 5 Dec. 1678, Abigail Eliot, had Henry, b. 17 July 1680; and Elizabeth 22 Feb. 1682. For sec. w. 5 Apr. 1693, he took Deborah Wade of Medford. The s. Henry had two ds. bur. at Cambridge; but in other parts of Mass. as well as in N. H. descend. of the long suffer. presid. remain; and Deane says that one of them did the presswork for his Hist. of Scituate. RICHARD, Cambridge 1642, br. of Henry, of wh. no more is kn. A very curious letter of Mar. 1641, to him from his f. in Lancashire, is in 4 Hist. Coll. II. 191. Sis. of the Presid. were Elizabeth and Marg wh. successive. were ws. of Maj. Simon Willard? the latter surv. him, m. Joseph Noyes of Sudbury, and a third, perhaps, Rose, was [[vol. 2, p. 83]] w. of Capt. Joseph Hills of Malden. One niece, Elizabeth was w. of Benanuel Bowers; and ano. Faith, m. 12 May 1664, John Page of Groton. 

DUNTON, JOHN, Reading, freem. 1691. NATHANIEL., Reading. ROBERT, Reading 1647, perhaps of the two preced. SAMUEL, Reading, perhaps s. or br. of the preced. d. 1683, had Samuel, b. 16 Oct. 1647; Hannah, 24 Feb. 1650; Nathaniel, 16 Jan. 1656; Elizabeth 25 Mar. 1658; Sarah, 28 Mar. 1660; and Mar, 5 Mar. 1662. SAMUEL, Reading, s. prob. of the preced. m. one of the ds. of Henry Felch.

DURAND, JOHN, Scituate 1657. A John Duren, wh. may be the same, was of New Hampsh. 1689. WILLIAM, Boston 1644, is the mem. of our ch. perhaps, wh. went to Virginia, was rul. Elder of a Congreg. ch. there, disturb. and banish. by Sir William Berkley, the Gov. came to Boston again 1648. See Winthrop II. 334. He was a witness, at Shelter isl. 10 July 1659, to the will of Lawrence Southwick, or, at least, one of the same name was.

DURANT, GEORGE, Malden, rem. a. 1666 to Middletown, d. a. 1690, had Edward. JOHN, Billerica 1675, d. in prison at Cambridge, 27 Oct. 1692, during the witchcraft delusion, of wh. he was prob. a victim. MOSES, Falmouth 1690. Willis, I. 217.

DURDALL, HUGH, Newport 1639.

DURELL, NICHOLAS, a soldier of Capt. Turner's comp. Apr. 1676. DUREN, ANDREW, Dedham, had Henry, and five other ch. perhaps by a d. of John Hayward, wh. gives in his will to ea. of them, but most to Henry. EDWARD, Lyme 1681, perhaps s. of George. GEORGE, Lyme 1685, but in 1687 his wid. is nam. Mary Durine, prob. the same 'name, perhaps as sec. or third w. was m. 1678.

DURFEE, THOMAS, of wh. I see only the name, be 1692, but kn. not resid. perhaps only trans. in 1679 was 36 yrs. old.

DURGIN, DURGY, or DIRGEY, Portsmouth 1684. JOHN, Ipswich, had John, b. 23 Nov. 1689; and Andrew, 20 Sept. 1692. WILLIAM, Dover 1664, was with a w. Martha, d. of Robert Cross, at Ipswich, had Martha, b. Aug. 1668, prob. went back to New Hampsh. there liv. 1684.

DURHAM, HUMPHREY, Casco 1658, was k. by the Ind. 1676. Hubbard, 33. JOHN, Falmouth, a. 1690, was, perhaps, s. of the preced. THOMAS, Marshfield, m. Mar. 1659, Sarah, d. of Edward Bumpas.

DURREN, DURRIN, or DURRUM, EPHRAIM, Guilford 1672, m. 1678, Elizabeth d. of Richard Guttridge, had Daniel, b. 15 Sept. 1680, and prob. others. Sometimes the name is Darwin. He was a propr. 1685. possib. this is the same name as Duren.

DUSTIN, or DUSTON, JOSIAH, Reading 1647, had Josiah, b. 14 May 1656; perhaps others; and d. 16 Jan. 1672. THOMAS, Dover 1640, perhaps rem. to Kittery bef. 1652. THOMAS, Haverhill, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 3 Dec. 1677, Hannah Emerson, had thirteen ch. bef. 1699, of wh. on 15 Mar. 1697, eight were at home, the youngest, [[vol. 2, p. 84]] Martha, only a wk. old, then k. by the Ind. wh. carr. away the mo. and her nurse, and on 31st of same mo. she reveng. her cause by k. ten of the Ind. fam. wh. had charge of these two prisoners with an Eng. youth, Samuel Leonardson. See Magn. VII. 90. Hutch. II. 106. Dwight's Travels. Mirick, Hist. of Haverhill, 87-93.

DUTCH, BENJAMIN, Ipswich, s. of first Robert, m. 30 June 1690, Elizabeth d. of Joan Baker, had Benjamin, b. 28 Sept. 1692, d. next mo.; Elizabeth 14 Sept. 1693; and he liv. not long after. His will was pro. 8 July 1695, and his w. Elizabeth surv. JOHN, Ipswich, elder br. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth gr.d. prob. of Walter Roper, had Samuel, wh. d. soon; Elizabeth b. 11 Feb. 1674; Susanna, 13 July 1675; John, 17 June 1677; Benjamin, 9 Aug. 1680; Nathaniel, 18 Feb. 1683; and Hannah, a. 1685. He d. 5 Nov. of that yr. and his wid. d. 3 Mar. 1693. Elizabeth was then w. of Isaac Rindge. OSMAN, or OSMYN, Gloucester 1646, by w. Grace, wh. d. 10 Oct. 1694, had Hezekiah, b. 29 Mar. 1647; Robert; and perhaps other ch. and d. Dec. 1684, aged 100 or more, as with greater confid. than probab. is said. He had been adm. inhab. of Newport 1638, and there prob. Esther was b. and perhaps other ch. His d. Esther m. 7 June 1658, Samuel Elwell, and d. 6 Sept. 1721, aet. 82; and Babson names other ds. Alice, wh. m. a Meacham; Grace, wh. m. a Hodgkins; both of Ipswich, beside Mary, wh. m. 22 June 1669, Joseph Elwell. 

ROBERT, Gloucester, by w. Mary, prob. d. of Walter Roper, had John, b. 1 May 1646; Robert, 24 .June 1647; Samuel, June 1650; Mary; and others, it, is believ.; rem. to Ipswich perhaps be the last, or, it may be, the earliest , | ch. At Ipswich he had Caleb, b. 1 May 1659; and Benjamin, 4 Dec. 1665. He d. 21 Aug. 1686, leav. s. Samuel, John, and Benjamin, wh. are here ment. ROBERT, Ipswich, s. of Osman, it is said, was a soldier of Moseley's comp. in Philip's war, and left for dead after being scalp. by the Ind. in Sept. 1675, but was sav. and liv. when his neighb. Rev. W. Hubbard wrote the narrative. He m. Dec. 1677, Hannah, prob. d. of John Lowell, had Ebenezer, b. 29 June 1679, and Robert. ROBERT, Bristol, had w. and three ch. in Feb. 1689. SAMUEL, Ipswich, s. of first Robert of the same, m. 12 Feb. 1674, Abigail Gidding, had Samuel, b. 3 Nov. 1674; Abigail, 8 Nov. 1677; Mary, 13 May 1680; and Jane, 14 Aug. 1685. SOLOMON, Bristol, 1689, had w. and three ch. THOMAS, Edgartown, 1654.

DUTCHFIELD, or DITCHFIELD, THOMAS, Boston 1644, by w. Ann had Joan, b. in July of that yr. and d. same mo. He d. or was bur. 24 Apr. 1645, and his s. Posthumus was b. 6 Aug. foll.

DUTTON, JOHN, came in 1630, but I kn. not where he sat down. THOMAS, Woburn, perhaps s. of John, b. a. 1621, had first liv. at Reading, there by w. Susan, it is thot. had Thomas, b. 1648; Mary, 14 Nov. 11 1651; Susanna, 27 Feb. 1654; John, 2 Mar. 1656; but the foll. prob. at Woburn, Elizabeth 28 J:m. 1659; Joseph, 25 Jan. 1661; Sarah, 5 Mar. 1662; James, 22 Aug. 1665; Benjamin, 19 Feb. 1669; rem. to Billerica, there was in 1675 with s. Thomas and John. His s. Thomas was [[vol. 2, p. 85]] wound. and had remark. escape in 1677, when Capt. Swett and many of his men were k. in the Ind. war at the E. His w. d. 27 May 1684, aged 58, and he m. 9 Nov. foll. Ruth Hooper.

DUTY, WILLIAM, Rowley 1691.

DWELLEY, JOHN, Scituate, s. of Richard the first of the same, m. 4 .Jan. 1693, Rachel, d. of John Buck, had John, b. 15 June 1694; Rachel, 27 Sept. 1695 ; Ichabod, 30 Dec. 1696; Obadiah, or Jedediah, or both; Abner, 7 Mar. 1700; Simeon, 22 Dec. 1701; Deborah, 25 July 1703; Joseph, bapt. 6 May 1705; Thankful, b. 12 Dec. 1706; Mary, 18 May 1708, d. young; and Benjamin, tw. with her; Susanna 19 Dec. 1711; Mary, again, 24 Sept. 1714; and Lemuel, 25 June 1717. RICHARD, Lancaster 1654, but perhaps he had first been at Watertown, liv. some yrs. at Hingham, in 1663 sold his est. in this town and rem. to Scituate, serv. with credit in Philip's war, and d. 27 May 1692. His ch. Deane thot. were all b. bef. he went to S. Beside Mary, bapt. 1664 at H. he had Richard, Samuel, and John. Samuel perish. in the Phips exped. against Quebec, 1690. RICHARD, Scituate, s. of the preced. m. 4 Apr. 1682, Eunice, d. of Roger Glass of Duxbury; and for sec. w. in 1690 had Elizabeth Simmons; and by the two had Richard, Joshua Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth Ruth, Lydia, and Margaret, all b. betw. 1684 and 1696; d. 24 Dec. 1708. Willard, 26; and Deane, 265.

DWIGHT, HENRY, Hatfield, s. of sec. Timothy, m. 27 Aug. 1702, Lydia, d. of Capt. Joseph Hawley of Northampton, had Joseph, b. 16 Oct. 1703; Seth, 18 Aug. 1707; Dorothy, 17 Sept. 1709; Lydia, 25 Apr. 1712, Ann, 14 Aug. 1714, d. soon; Josiah, 23 Oct. 1715; Edmund, 10 Jan. 1718; Simeon, 18 Feb. 1720; Elisha, 25 May 1722; and Ann, again, 2 Sept. 1724. He was a trader, but of large public spirit, fill. import. offices, was ancest. of the gr. fam. of Springfield, and d. 26 Mar. 1732; and his wid. d. 27 Apr. 1748. JOHN, Watertown, rem. with first sett. to Dedham a. 1635, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, had brot. w. Hannah (wh. d. 5 Sept. 1656), and some ch. from Eng. as his eldest s. perhaps nam. John, wh. was lost in the woods, 24 Mar. 1639, aged 7 yrs.; Hannah, and Timothy. He had Mary, b. 25 July 1633, call. the ; first fem. ch. of D.; and Sarah, 17 June 1638; and d. 24 Jan. 1661. In his will of 16 June 1658, pro. 5 Mar. 1661 he names w. Elizabeth (m. 20 Jan. 1658, wh. was wid. of William Ripley, and had been wid. of Thomas Thaxter, and d. 17 July 1660, shortly bef the testat.); only s. Timothy; ds. Hannah, w. of Nathaniel Whiting, m. 4 Nov. 1643, Mary, third w. of Henry Phillips; and Sarah, w. of Nathaniel Reynolds, m. 7 Jan. 1658. He had made a contr. 24 June 1653 with Phillips, after the m. as to the jointure for Mary; and his will takes notice of their s. Eleazer. 

JOSIAH, Woodstock, s. of Timothy the sec. of Dedham, was [[vol. 2, p. 86]] ord. 1690, m. 4 Dec. 1695, Mary, d. of Col. Samuel Partridge of Hatfield, after many yrs. rem. to Dedham, there was inst. 4 June 1735, in its third ch. but dism. 1742, and he went back to W. and d. 1744. He had thirteen ch. of wh. only ten are nam.; Ann[a], John, Ruth, Dorothy, Mehitable, Flint, sec. Mehitable, Eunice, Theodore, and Mary; beside two nameless s. MICHAEL, Dedham, s. of the sec. Timothy, m. Rachel, d. of Robert Avery, had Samuel, Rachel, John, Daniel, and Ann. 

NATHANIEL, Northampton, br. of the preced. and b. of his f.'s third w. Ann[a], d. of Henry Flint, m. at Hatfield, 9 Dec. 1693, Mehitable, d. of Col. Samuel Partridge of H. where was b. 19 Oct. 1694, Timothy, gr.f. of famous Presid. D.; rem. to N. there had Samuel, 28 June 1696; Mehitable, 11 Nov. 1697,d.soon; Daniel, 29 Apr. 1699, Y.C. 1721; Seth, 3 Mar. 1702, d. young; Elihu, and Abia, tw. 17 Feb. 1704; Mehitable, again, 2 Nov. 1705; Jonathan, 14 Mar. 1708; Ann, 2 July 1710; and Nathaniel, 20 June 1712, after his f. d. wh. was at West Springfield, 7 Nov. 1711. His wid. d. 19 Oct. 1756, aged 82. SETH, Boston, br. of the preced. had a w. and ch. wh. both d. early. THOMAS, Dedham, freem. 1653, may have been br. of John, tho. from a scrupul. examin. of the Col. Rec. in the list of freem. 1653 and 1655, it may well be thot. that there was no such person, but this name insert. for Timothy; and that the astonishing carelessness of repetit. of thirty-one out of the total thirty-two names makes the probabil. in the doctrine of chances stand for Timothy above 30 to 1. *TIMOTHY, Dedham, perhaps br. of John, at Hampton 1640, freem. 2 June 1641, rep. 1652 for Medfield, where he resid. many yrs. d. 1677. In his will, pro. Apr. of that yr. he names w. Dorcas, wh. was elder d. of John Watson of Roxbury, and ch. Timothy, and John. 

*TIMOTHY, Dedham, s. of John, b. in Eng. a. 1633, freem. 1655, was rep. 1691 and 2, be the new chart. and perhaps later; had six ws. and more than twice as many ch. but we can hardly appropriate the mo.'s. The first, Sarah Sibly, as in the will of his f. she is nam. (but Perman, as Goodwin, I think erron. says), m. 11 Nov. 1651, liv. not long, d. with ch. next yr. and he m. 3 May 1653, Sarah, d. of Michael Powell, wh. a. 27 June, or 10 July 1664, had Timothy, bapt. 1 Oct. 1654, tho. Goodwin makes him b. 1 Nov.; Sarah, 12 Apr. 1657, d. young; John, 2 June 1661; Sarah, again, prob. 26 June 1664, d. young; next, by Ann[a] Flint, d. of Henry, wh. he m. 9 Jan. 1665, wh. d. 29 Jan. 1685, he had Josiah, bapt. 15 Oct. 1665, d. soon; Nathaniel, 25 Nov. 1666; Samuel, 6 Dec. 1668; Josiah, again, 19 Feb. 1671, H. C. 1687, bef. ment.; Seth, b. 25 July 1673; Ann, wh. d. 15 Oct. 1675, at 2 mos.; Henry, 10 Dec. 1676, bef. ment.; Michael, 10 Jan. 1680; Daniel, 23 Sept. 1681; and Jabez, 1 Sept. 1684, d. soon; the 4th w. said to have been wid. Mary Edmunds, was m. 7 Jan. 1686, [[vol. 2, p. 87]] d. 30 Aug. 1688; the fifth w. was Esther, d. of Hon. Daniel Fisher, m. 31 July 1690, wh. d. 30 Jan. foll.; and last was Bethia Morse, m. 1 Feb. 1692, and d. 6 Feb. 1718. She bare him no ch. nor did the fourth or fifth w. He d. 31 Jan. 1718, aged 88, some say; but in 85th yr. is prob. 

TIMOTHY, Boston, s. of the preced. a goldsmith, had w. Elizabeth and d. 2 Jan. 1692, but in his will, 9 Dec. 1691, pro. 27 Jan. foll. names no ch. gives all to his w. exc. a gun to his br. Michael. WILLIAM, Ipswich 1668. Felt. Fifteen of this name had in 1[8]34 been gr. at Harv. and twice the number at Yale.

DWINELL, DUENNELL, or DUNNELL, JOHN, Topsfield, s. of Michael, by w. Mary Read, m. as is said, 1701, had Keziah, b. 14 Dec. 1703; Tryphena, 20 Dec. 1705; Tryphosa, 23 Sept. 1709; and John, 23 Apr. 1711. JOSEPH, youngest br. of the preced. by w. Prudence had George, b. 15 May 1716; Joseph, 14 July 1718; Mercy, 19 Feb. 1721; Zechariah, 14 July 1723; Mary, 23 Feb. 1725; and James, 2 Nov. 1728; and was drown. 1747. MICHAEL, Topsfield 1668, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 21 Jan. 1669; Michael, 5 Dec. 1670; Thomas, 20 Nov. 1672; John, 16 Dec. 1674; Elizabeth 17 Apr. 1677, wh. d. unm. 1759; Magdalen, or Maudlin, 24 Feb. 1679; Joseph, 26 Jan. 1681; Joanna, 1685; and Susanna, 5 Apr. 1690. His will was of 29 Jan. 1711, but not pro. for seven yrs. Mary m. 11 Jan. 1692, John Hovey; Magdalen m. 3 Mar. 1703, James Holgate; Joanna m. 16 Oct. 1706, Nathaniel Hood; and Susanna m. John Devenish, as is said. 

MICHAEL, Topsfield, eldest s. of the preced. a physician, had five ws. it is said, and so tradit. easily made seven, m. 5 Feb. 1693, Elizabeth Cave, had Thomas, b. 3 Oct. 1693, d. young; and perhaps the w. d. soon after, tho. as we kn. not the date of m. of sec. w. Hannah, some of the ch. foll. may be b. by the first, Sarah, 20 June 1697; Mary, 25 Apr. 1702; Michael, 7 Jan. 1706; Stephen, 5 Mar. 1708; Hannah, 12 Mar. 1710; Jacob, 31 Jan. 1715; and Abigail, 5 Nov. 1719; by the third w. m. 10 Dec. 1724, Elizabeth Fiske, wh. d. 26 Mar. 1730, was Benjamin, 10 Nov. 1726; and Thomas, 26 Aug. 1729, wh. prob. d. young. By last w. Mary Balch, m. 1 Feb. 1733, wh. outliv. him, he had Elizabeth 29 Oct. 1733; and his will is of 17 July 1753. Some diversity exists in acco. of the ws. THOMAS, Topsfield, br. of the preced. m. 23 May 1701, Desire, or by ano. acco. Dinah, Brimsdell of Lynn, had Jonathan, b. 27 June 1702; Mary, 3 Jan. 1704; Ruth, 12 Jan. 1706; Daniel, 20 Mar. 1709; Thomas, 3 Dec. 1711; Susanna, 12 Aug. 1715; Jacob, 11 Sept 1719; and Amos 19 Mar. 1722; and made his will 2 June 1747, when w. was liv.

DYAMONT, ANDREW, Maine, perhaps Kittery, authoriz. in 1680, to hold courts at Isle of Shoals, where he liv. in 1671. JOHN, Kittery 1608. The name, thus spell. in rec. may be the same as Diman.

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DYER, BENJAMIN, Boston, freem. 1675, may have been s. of Thomas. His w. Mary d. 15 Mar. 1690. CHARLES, Providence, s. perhaps youngest of William of the same, made his will 5 Jan. 1727, pro. 6 Feb. foll. provid for wid. Mary, nam. Extrix. as. Mary and Elizabeth direct. divis. in equal parts of residue of his est. yet the eldest to have 20 addit. of the five s. and if his w. fail, Samuel of Newport to be Excor. The s. were Samuel, John, William, Thomas, and Charles, the last the eldest. Elisha, the Gov. of the State 1857, is descend. GEORGE, Dorchester, sat on the jury at Court of Assist. 28 Sept. 1630, and may well be presum. to have come in the Mary and John, req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. and was sw. 18 May foll. He was made constable 1632, had w. Elizabeth d. Elizabeth wh. m. William Trescott; and Mary, w. of William Pond; d. June 1672. His will was of 30 Dec. bef. || GILES, Boston, ar. co. 1680, by w. Hannah had Giles, b. 30 Oct. 1674, d. young; Mary, 28 June 1677; Elizabeth; Hannah, 8 Aug. 1683; and Giles, again, 5 Dec. 1685, H. C. 1706. He was a Col. and Sheriff of the Co. d. 12 Aug. 1713. His will of 15 July bef. names w. Hannah, and two ch. only, Giles, and Elizabeth Raisin, a wid. and her s. George. 

JOHN, came in the Christian, at the age of 28, 1635, and two yrs. after serv. in the Pequot war. He prob. sett. at New London bef 1650, and soon after went to L. I. where he was in 1659. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. 171, and VIII. 252, with Trumbull. Coll. Rec. I. 218. JOHN, Boston, by w. Mary had Thomas, b. 18 Sept. 1673; and Benjamin, 15 July 1677. He was prob. s. of Thomas of Weymouth, and there had John, b. 29 Feb. 1672; and at B. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth 1 July 1679; Nathaniel, 17 Oct. 1681; Mary, 3 June 1683; 3 Samuel, 13 Oct. 1685; and Joseph, 2 Mar. 1687. Admin. of his est. was giv. 11 June 1696 to wid. and eldest s. John. JOSEPH, Weymouth br. of the preced. m. 1676, Hannah Frary, wh. d. 1682, by wh. no ch. but Elizabeth and Hannah, b. 10 Oct. 1682, d. soon, are ment. and iD 1683 m. Hannah, d. I suppose, of John Baxter of Braintree, had Hannah, b. 13 Feb. 1684; Joseph, 19 June 1686; Benjamin, 13 Apr. 1688; Mary, or Mehitable, rather, acc. her f.'s will, 12 Apr. 1690; John, 9 Apr. 1692; and Thomas, 15 Apr. 1694; was freem. 1678, deac. and d. 12 Oct. 1704. His will was made 30 July 1701, and his brs. Benjamin Dyer, and Rev. Joseph Baxter to be overseers. 

MAHERSHALLALHASHBAZ, Newport 1661, s. of William. R. I. Hist. Coll. III. 252. The name is reverent. borrow. from Isaiah viii. 1. Some antiquary of R. I. ought to inform the world, how, in soft moments of relaxat. so formidab. a Hebrew prefix was abbrev. to a monosyl. by his mo. or sis. or br. It may have been Mar, or Buz, as either end was chos. for this discipline of affection; but to write it, as my friend and learned corresp. at Providence has, Mayhershall, is a wantonness of perversion that may seem his highest moral [[vol. 2, p. 89]] obliquity. Prob. no other ch. on this side of the ocean has suffer. such infliction tho. it has been long a tradit. that a fondness for Old Testam. names, in one instance, brot. Beelzebub into use. SAMUEL, Wickford, br. of the preced. b. in Boston, was long engag,. with his f. and others in promot. the sett. in the Narraganset country 1661-74. 

THOMAS, Weymouth, clothworker, said to have come as early as 1632, but prob. it was something later, m. Agnes Reed, wh. d. 4 Dec. 1667, had Mary, b. 6 July 1641; John, 10 July 1643, bef. ment.; Thomas, 1645, d. young,; Abigail, 1647; Sarah, 1649; Thomas, again, 5 May 1651; and Joseph and Benjamin, tw. 6 Nov. 1603; was freem. 1644, rep. 1646 and four yrs. more, was deac. and d. 6 Nov. 1676, aged 63, but the gr.stone says, d. 15 Nov. aged 64; leav. very good est. dispos. of by will three days bef. to w. childr. and ea. of his gr.ch. beside Rev. Samuel Torrey. His wid. Elizabeth in her will of 20 Nov. 1678, pro. 31 Jan. foll. names d. Elizabeth Adams, s. Abraham and John Harding. 

WILLIAM, Boston 1635, wh. wrote the name, Dyre, was a milliner from London, by w. Mary had Samuel, bapt. 20 Dec. 1635, h. and w. having unit. with our ch. on the Sunday preced. freem. 3 Mar. 1636, was next yr. disarm. as a supporter of Wheelwright, disfranchis. and, 1638, driv. to Rhode Isl. Other ch. were William, Henry, Mahershallalhashbaz, and Charles. At Newport he was in good esteem, Secr. of that Col. and prevail. with the governm. of ours in 1659 (when his w. had come to Boston to preach quakerism, and was condemn. to d. therefor), to spare her life; but the insane desire of martyrdom led the poor woman back here in 1660 to the scaffold; serv. to show how useless was the unnatural lenity of Endicot, wh. kn. well what the honor of God demand. Hutch. I presume to be in error, I. 200, when he speaks of the petit. having in note on the preced. p. refer. to the Secr. as h. or s. WILLIAM, Dorchester, d. 1672, says Blake, "in the 93d yr. of his age." 

WILLIAM, Lynn, had Mary, b. 4 Sept. 1673; and James, 23 Oct. 1681. WILLIAM, Boston, surveyor of the customs and searcher of the port 1680. Hutch. I. 330. WILLIAM, Barnstable, m. Dec. 1686, Mary Taylor, had Lydia, b. 30 Mar. 1688; William, 30 Oct. 1690; Jonathan, Feb. 1692; Henry, 11 Apr. 1693; Isabel, July 1695; Ebenezer, 3 Apr. 1697; Samuel, 30 Oct. 1698; and Judah, Apr. 1701. Three of this name had been gr. at Harv. and six at the other N. E. coll. in 1834.

EAGER, JONATHAN, Salem, m. 27 June 1661, Rebecca, d. of Richard Hyde, had Hannah, b. 27 July, 1662; and Jonathan, 25 Jan. 1665.

EAMES, or EMMES, *ANTHONY, Charlestown 1634, Hingham 1636, freem. 9 Mar. 1637, rep. that yr. and the foll. and 43, was lieut. and about his choice as capt. grew the fierce controversy that long convuls. the col. He rem. to Marshfield and was rep. in Plymouth Col. most of the time betw. 1653 and 61 incl. and perhaps was f. of John, wh. d. at H. 1641, and of Mark. His d. Margery m. 20 Oct. 1653, John Jacobs.

[[vol. 2, p. 90]] ANTHONY, Marshfield, may be gr.s. of the preced. m. 2 Dec. 1686, Mercy Sawyer. DANIEL, Andover, s. of Robert, m. 25 Apr. 1683, Lydia Wheeler, perhaps was of Boxford 1692. GERSHOM, Marlborough, by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 1671, and Mary, posthum. 1677; and he d. at Watertown, 25 Nov. 1676. His wid. wh. was d. of Solomon Johnson, m. 4 or 6 Sept. 1679, William Ward of M. In Geneal. Reg. VIII. 240, it is Heames. HENRY, Boston, messenger of the Gen. Court, freem. 1684, by w. Elizabeth had William, b. 1674; John; Mary; Benjamin; Henry; Samuel; Nathaniel, bapt. 12 Oct. 1690; and Elizabeth 7 Apr. 1695. JOHN, Woburn, m. 18 Mar. 1650, Martha, perhaps d. of Capt. Edward Johnson, had Mary, b. 3 Feb. 1650; and prob. rem. JOHN, Watertown, s. of Thomas, by w. Mary, d. of John Adams of Cambridge, wh. d. 3 Apr. 1681, had Margaret, b. Oct. 1676, d. soon; Ann; rem. to Sherborn, that part now Framingham, there had Martha, b. 28 Feb. 1679. He took sec. w. Elizabeth in May 1682, had Priscilla, b. 2 Feb. 1683; Elizabeth 11 Apr. 1685; John, 10 Jan. 1687; Thomas, 22 July 1694; Mary, 4 Jan. 1697; Henry, 28 Apr. 1698 and Abigail, 9 Mar. 1705. His will was of 18 May 1727; his w. d. 26 June foll. but he liv. to 14 Dec. 1733. JONATHAN, Marshfield, perhaps s. of the first Anthony, more prob. his gr.s. and s. of Mark, m. 11 Jan. 1682, or 3, Hannah Truant, d. 31 May 1724 in 69th yr. 

JUSTUS, Marshfield, perhaps s. of Anthony, m. 20 May 1661, Mehitable Chillingworth, perhaps d. of Thomas. *MARK, Marshfield, prob. s. of Anthony, b. in Eng. went with w. Elizabeth from Hingham, where his s. John was b. 6 Sept. 1649, and perhaps Jonathan, a. 1656; was rep. 1662 and 14 yrs. out of 20 after. Baylies. NATHANIEL Sherborn, s. of Thomas, by w. Ann had Lydia, b. 10 Dec. 1694; Rebecca, 25 July 1697; and William. RICHARD, Rowley 1680. ROBERT, Woburn, had been of Charlestown 1651, had n. Elizabeth and ch. Samuel, b. 7 Apr. 1653, d. soon; John, 1654, d. very soon; Elizabeth 4 June 1659; Mary, 11 June 1661; Priscilla, 2 May 1663; Samuel, again, 2 Sept. 1664; Abigail, 22 Sept. 1666; and John, again, 9 May 1668. I suppose he rem. to Chelmsford, in the part call. Dracut, and d. 25 Apr. 1671. His will, made 3 days bef. names br. John, and cous. Richard, s. of sis. Dorothy Newman of Farnham in Co. Surrey, and adds no more to our knowl. Barry, 227, says, the wid. Elizabeth m. Capt. William Bond; but I doubt it. A Margery E. perhaps his sis. was adm. of Charlestown ch. 1635. 

ROBERT, Andover, by w. Rebecca had Hannah, b. 1661, wh. m. Ephraim Foster; Daniel, 1663; Robert, 1667; John, 1670; Dorothy, 1674; Jacob, 1677; Joseph, 1681; and Nathan, 1685. Commonly this fam. has spelt the name Ames. Perhaps Benjamin, H. C. 1803 was descend. SAMUEL, Sherborn, s. of Thomas, m. 21 Apr. 1698, Patience, d. of Joseph Twitchell of the same, had [[vol. 2, p. 91]] Gershom, b. 29 Dec. foll. THOMAS, Dedham, by w. Margaret had John, b. 6 Oct. 1642 ; Mary, 24 May 1 645; and prob. other ch. ; John, whose d. 17 Sept. 1641 is there rec. was his s. b. 16 May preced. His w. d. and he rem. to Cambridge, m. a. 1662, Mary, wid. of Jonathan Paddleford, had Thomas, bapt. 12 July 1663; rem. to Sudbury, freem. 1665, there had Samuel, b. 15 Jan. 1665; Margaret, 8 July 1666; Nathaniel, 30 Dec. 1668; rem. to Sherborn, the part wh. bec. Framingham, had Sarah, 3 Oct. 1670; and Lydia, 29 June 1672. He d. 25 Jan. 1680, hav. on 1 Feb. 1676 suffer. by Ind. burn. his build. k. his w. and some ch. carry. others capt. His d. Margaret, wh. had been at 10 yrs. tak. by the Ind. m. 21 Feb. 1688, Joseph Adams. Six of this name had been gr. at N. E. coll. in 1831, one half at Harv. of wh. Rev. Jonathan, H. C. 1752, was min. of Newtown, N. H. Sometimes the spell. is Emes.

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