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

Volume #2
Edmunds - Elithorp

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.

EDMUNDS, EDMONDS, or EDMANDS, ANDREW, Providence, m. 14 Oct. 1675, Mary, d. of Benjamin Herendean, had Mary, b. 26 Oct. 1676; Sarah, 17 Feb. 1678; William, 7 Mar. 1681; Andrew, 17 June 1683; and Joseph, 2 Feb. 1687; and in 1696 his wid. Mary was allow. to keep the ferry over Seekonk riv. DANIEL, Charlestown 1659, s. of Walter, b. in Eng. freem. 1670, by w. Mary had Richard, b. 13 June 1664, bapt. 23 July 1665; Mary, 22, bapt. 24 Feb. 1667; both d. young; Jonathan, 24, bapt. 25 July 1669; Ralph, 15, bapt. 19 Nov. 1671; and Mary, again, 28 Oct. bapt. 2 Nov. 1673. He was a feltmaker, d. 22 Aug. 1688, aged 59, and wid. Mary d. 26 Nov. 1717. She was, I presume, d. of Ralph Sprague, and her br. Capt. Richard, left her good portions of his est. JAMES, Boston 1675, merch. had perhaps been of Salem 1668, but was, prob. not the man wh. desir. employ. from our gov. and counc. 1629, as stat. in Young's Chron. 47, wh. came 1629, in fleet with Higginson, a cooper. JAMES, Providence, perhaps s. of Andrew, d. 6 Sept. 1736, in his will nam. w. Alice, and ch. William, and James. JOHN, Charlestown, freem. 18 May 1631, d. 21 Sept. 1677. JOHN, Hartford 1639. 

JOHN, Charlestown, s. of Walter of the same, m. 4 Oct. 1667, Hannah, wid. of Nathaniel Dady, d. of Richard Miller, had Dorothy, b. June foll. bapt. 18 June 1671; and John, 27 Aug. foll.; the mo. hav. unit. with the ch. 11 June preced. JOHN, Lynn, s. of William, m. 16 Dec. 1662, Sarah Hudson, had William, 16 June 1664; John, 1 Feb. 1666; Jonathan, 30 Sept. 1668; Mary, 14 Oct. 1671; Elizabeth 1 May 1677; Nathaniel, 2 Apr. 1680; Joseph; and Benjamin; was freem. 1691. JOSEPH, Lynn, br. of the preced. by w. Susanna, wh. d. 16 Dec. 1670, had William, wh. d. 13 Dec. 1670; and by sec. w. had Joseph, b. 15 Aug. 1673; Sarah, 7 Nov. 1675; William, again, 13 Sept. 1677; Thomas; and Robert. 

JOSHUA, Concord 1645,br. of Daniel, b. in Eng. [[vol. 2, p. 102]] freem. 1650, by w. Mary, d. of Simon Willard, had Samuel, b. 16 Feb. 1650; Mary, a. 1656, wh. m. 15 July 1692, Nathaniel Davis, as sec. w. rem. to Charlestown, had there, by w. Elizabeth William, b. 23, bapt. 29 Jan. 1665; and Ruth, 8 Aug. 1669; d. 5 Nov. 1683. His wid. m. 28 Nov. 1689, Richard Martin. Ruth m. 28 Apr. 1687, White. Richard Woburn, d. 18 Nov. 1689. ROBERT, Maine 1665, sw. fidel. to Mass. 1674. SAMUEL, Concord 1645. SAMUEL, Lynn, s. of William. 1690, m. 11 Aug. 1675, Elizabeth Meriam, and next, 27 Jan. 1685, says Barry, Elizabeth Bridges, had Samuel, b. 5 Aug. 1676; Elizabeth 23 July 1679; Mary, 3 Aug. 1681; Abigail; David, 22 July 1689; and Jonathan, 7 Jan. 1692. 

WALTER, Concord, freem. 22 May 1639, had John, b. 2 July 1640; rem. and with w. Dorothy was of Charlestown ch. 1652 d. 13 July 1667, and his wid. d. 14 Sept. 1671. Most of his ch. were no doubt, b. in Eng. His d. Mary m. 19 Oct. 1644, Luke Potter. In his will, 30 May 1667, w. and s. John are made Excors. but Joshua, Daniel, and d. Potter are nam. WILLIAM, Lynn, freem. 6 May 1635, a tailor, had w. Mary, wh. d. 2 Apr. 1657, and he m. 1 Sept. foll. at Boston, wid. Ann Martin; testif. in 1678, that he was in 68th yr. Had John; Mary; Joseph; and Samuel; d. 4 Aug. 1693. Lewis marks his arr. of 1630. His d. Mary m. 1 Sept. 1657, Joseph Hutchings. WILLIAM, Providence, s. of Andrew, d. 30 Dec. 1725, leav. wid. Alice, and ch. James, William, and Mary.

EDSALL, or EDSELL. || THOMAS, Boston, turner, ar. co. 1652, m. Elizabeth Farman, 16 Sept. of unkn. yr prob. 1652, had Henry, b. 28 Feb. 1655.

EDSON, BENJAMIN, Perhaps s. of Samuel of Bridgewater, m. 4 Dec. 1660, Sarah Hoskins. d. perhaps, of William of Scituate. JOSEPH, Bridgewater, s. of deac. Samuel, by w. Experience had Joseph; Josiah, b. 1682; and Benjamin and by sec. w. Mary, m. 1686, had Samuel, Timothy, Mary, Susanna, as Mitchell thinks; and he adds that his est. was sett. 1712. JOSIAH, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. m. Elizabeth d. of John Dean of Taunton, not (as Mitchell says), perhaps d. of Nathaniel Hayward, but M. gives no ch. He adds, that h. and w. both d. 1734, he aged 82, and she 83. His large est. went by devise chief. to his neph. Josiah, s. of Joseph. SAMUEL, Salem 1639, rem. to Bridgewater, there was deac. rep. 1676, d. 9 July 1692, aet. 80; and his wid. Susanna d. 20 Feb. 1699, aet. 81. He had Samuel, Joseph, Josiah, Susanna, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, and Bethia. Susanna m. Rev. James Keith; Elizabeth m. Richard Phillips of Weymouth; Mary m. 1676, Nicholas Byram, jr.; Sarah m. 7 Nov. 1663, John Dean of Taunton; Bethia m. 17 Dec. 1678, Ezra Dean. SAMUEL, Bridgewater, s. perhaps eldest, of the preced. m. Susanna. d. of Nicholas Byram, had Susanna, b. 1679; Elizabeth 1684; and Samuel 1690; and d. 1719. His wid. d. 1742. Two of this name had been gr. at Harvard in 1834, and three at other N. E. coll.

EDWARDS, ALEXANDER, Springfield, came from Wales a. 1640, emb. [[vol. 2, p. 103]] at Bristol, m. 28 Apr. 1642, Sarah, wid. of John Searl, had Samuel, b. 7 Mar. 1643; Hannah, 18 Feb. 1645; Joseph, 8 Aug. 1647; Mary, 20 Jan. 1650; Benjamin, 24 June 1652; and Sarah, 21 Nov. 1654; next yr. rem. to Northampton, there had Nathaniel, 25 June 1657; and Elizabeth 22 Feb. 1660; d. 4 Sept. 1690. All the s. had fam. Samuel, Joseph, and Nathaniel, with the f. were made freem. 1690; and descend. are very num. Mary m. 17 Dec. 1670, John Field. BENJAMIN, Springfield, s. of the preced. m. 23 Feb. 1681, Thankful, d. of the first Isaac Sheldon. 

EDWARD, Plymouth 1643, perhaps rem. or d. same yr. GRIFFIN, Boston, calls, in a deed, Ann, w. of Rev. John Myles, wh. was sole heir of John Humphrey, his mo.-in-law. JOHN, Wethersfield 1640, had prob. liv. at Watertown, and by a first w. bef. sett. at Wethersfield, had Thomas; and Abraham, b. 12 Aug. 1637; and m. Dorothy, wid. of Abraham Finch, had John, b. 16 Dec. 1638; Esther, June 1641; Ruth, Dec. 1643; Hannah, Jan. 1645; Joseph, May 1648; and Lydia. He in 1653 was aged 60, and d. a. 1664, and in May 1667, his wid. m. Richard Tousley of Saybrook, and 1676 was a wid. for third time. JOHN, the s. was a corporal (not capt. as Hinman, 130, tells), and was k. in the great Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675. JOHN, Ipswich, m. 24 Nov. 1658, Mary Sams, had John, b. 22 Jan. 1660; Mary, 15 Oct. 1661; Elizabeth and Lucy, tw. 28 Feb. 1667; William, 27 Mar. 1669; Samuel, 1 June 1671; Francis, 29 Dec. 1678; Hannah, 7 July 1681; and Frances, 30 Sept. 1682; was freem. 1690. JOHN, Ipswich, by w. Margaret had Thomas, b. 28 Feb. 1694, d. within 3 mos.; and Margaret, 25 Feb. 1695, d. within 4 yrs. Perhaps he was of Cape Elizabeth 1690. JOHN, Charlestown, call. by hims. in Aug. 1676, chirurg. of Stepney, by w. Elizabeth had John, bapt. 13 Mar. 1687. JOSEPH, Wethersfield, s. of John, had w. Sarah, m. 12 Nov. 1670, wh. d. 12 Dec. 1687. 

JOSEPH, Northampton 1668, was s. of Alexander, had a fam. but names of w. and ch. are equal. unkn. MATTHEW, Reading, came in the Speedwell 1656, from London, but he had come near 20 yrs. bef. with wid. mo. wh. m. Robert Hawes, and in her will of 12 June 1645, ment. him and his br. Robert; m. 2 Dec. 1657, Mary, d. of John Poole, had Mary, b. 25 Mar. 1659; Sarah, 26 Jan. 1661; Matthew, 24 Oct. 1662, d. young; and Elizabeth; the ds. are nam. in their gr.f.'s will of 1667. He was freem. 1669; d. 23 Dec. 1683, aged 52. NATHANIEL, Boston, merch. a cit. of London, d. 2 Jan. 1654. NATHANIEL, Northampton, s. of Alexander, of wh. I kn. nothing, exc. that he was freem. 1690, and had fam. 

NICHOLAS, from Boston, d. at Barbados, 12 Oct. 1661. RICE, Salem 1643, Boston 1646, a joiner. His w. Joan was adm. of our ch. 9 May 1647. RICHARD, Hartford, only ch. of first William m. 19 Nov. 1667, Elizabeth d. of William Tuttle of New Haven, had Mary, b. 1668; Timothy, 14 May 1669; Abigail, 1671; Elizabeth 1675; Ann, 1678; Mabel, bapt. 13 Dec. 1685; and ano. ch. whose name is not found; next, m. a. 1692, Mary, d. of Hon. John Talcott, had Jonathan, 20 Jan. 1693 d. soon; John, 27 Feb. 1694; Hannah, 3 [[vol. 2, p. 104]] Jan. 1696; Richard, 5 June 1698, d. young; Daniel, 11 Apr. 1701, Y. C. 1720; and Samuel, 1 Nov. 1702. He was a very valu. cit. and d. 20 May 1713 acc. Geneal. Reg. XII. 334, while fam. tradit. gives 20 Apr. 1718, when Timothy, Abigail, Elizabeth Ann, and Mabel, ch. of the first w. beside three s. and one d. of the sec. were liv. Daniel, a judge of the Sup. Court of Conn. d. 6 Sept. 1765. 

ROBERT, Concord, came from London in the Hopewell, Capt. Babb, in the autumn of 1635, aged 22, or he may be the same wh. seven days earlier than his entry for Babb's sh. is, at the Lond. custom ho. certif. to have tak. the o. of alleg. being aged 27, and to pass. to Virg. Possib. only one man so nam. was in London. He by w. Christian, had at C. Sarah, b. 12 Sept. 1640, d. in 2 wks.; Christian, 15 Mar. 1646, and sev. others, prob. bef. as well as after. He was freem. 18 May 1642, d. early, for his inv. was tak. 18 Dec. 1646. ROBERT, Salem, br. of Matthew, s. of that wid. wh. m. Robert Hawes, and d. 1645, as in her will of 12 June in that yr. is seen. 

SAMUEL, Northampton 1668, s. of Alexander of the same, freem. 1690, had a fam. but details are not heard. THOMAS, Salem, 1637, shoemaker, freem. 28 Feb. 1643, had there bapt. John, 6 June 1639, his w. being of the ch. bef. him; Joseph, 22 May 1642; and Joshua, 18 June 1643; and prob. rem. to Lynn, or Watertown, where he may have liv. bef. sett. at S. THOMAS, Wethersfield, brot. Elizabeth wh. m. a 1645, John Goodrich, was of Hartford 1648, engag. to rem. 1659, with other friends of Goodwin, but went not, and in 1663 was by the Court ordered to oversee the work upon bridges. His d. Ruth m. 20 June 1670, Samuel Hale the younger, and d. 26 Dec. 1682, aged 30. THOMAS, Boston 1665, and sev. yrs. after a master mariner, perhaps the same, maltreat. by the French at Tortugas, 1674, ment. by Gov. Leverett, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 102. THOMAS, Stonington 1667, m. Mary, perhaps d. of Henry Bridgham of Dorchester, d. 1693. 

TIMOTHY, min. of Windsor, H. C. 1691, s. of Richard bef. ment. m. 6 Nov. 1694, Esther, d. of Rev. Solomon Stoddard of Northampton, had Esther, b. 6 Aug. 1695; Elizabeth 14 Apr. 1697; Ann, 28 Apr. 1699; Mary, 11 Feb. 1701; Eunice, 20 Aug. 1705; Abigail, 25 Dec. 1707; Jerusha, 30 May 1710; Hannah, 8 Feb. 1713; Lucy, 25 May 1715; and Martha, 5 Jan. 1718; beside ano. wh. was not a d. He was ord. 1698, d. 27 Jan. 1758, less than two mos. bef. his s. Jonathan, the disting. theolog. b. 5 Oct. 1703, Presid. of N. J. Coll. WILLIAM, Hartford 1639, but not freem. bef. 1658; he was brot. in childhood, says the fam. tradit. by his mo. Ann, w. of James Cole, m. Agnes, wid. of William Spencer, had only ch. Richard, bef. ment. b. May 1647. WILLIAM, Taunton 1643, perhaps was at Lynn 5 yrs. after, but rem. to L. I. prob. at Easthampton 1650. WILLIAM, Marblehead 1668.

EELLS, ELLS, EELS, or EALES, JOHN, Dorchester, freem. 14 May 1634, had Samuel, bapt. 3 May 1640; and rem. perhaps to Hingham first, but in 1645 to Newbury, there call. "beehive maker," d. 25 Nov. 1653, aged 78, says Coffin, wh. ment. no w. or ch. NATHANIEL, Scituate, s. of Samuel, ord. 14 June 1704, m. 12 Oct. foll. Hannah North of Hingham, had Sarah, b. 5 Aug. 1705; Samuel, 23 Feb. 1707; John, 23 [[vol. 2, p. 105]] Jan. 1709; Nathaniel, 4 Feb. 1711, H. C. 1728; Edward, 4 Jan. 1713, H. C. 1733; Hannah, 30 Jan. 1715; Mary, 13 May 1716; North, 28 Sept. 1718; and Ann, 16 Oct. 1721. He partook in the Whitfield controv. 1745, and d. 25 Aug. 1750; and his wid. d. 2 May 1754. RICHARD, Boston, d. 29 Oct. 1639, prob. without w. or ch. His will, the first in first vol. of rec. names br. John in Eng. and refers to three brs. and a sis. as residuary legatees. But it has been argu. with much plausibility, that the testator's name was Hills. See Geneal. Reg. II. 218. 

*SAMUEL, Milford, prob. s. of John, m. 1 Aug. 1663, Ann, d. of Rev. Robert Lenthall of Newport, had Samuel, b. 1 June 1664, d. soon; John, 3 July 1665, d. young; Samuel, again, 2 Sept. 1666; John, again, a. 1668; these two bapt. 1670; Mary, 18 Feb. 1671; Robert, 4 Dec. 1672, d. young; Robert, again, 25 Jan. 1675; Nathaniel, bef. ment. 26 Nov. 1677, or next mo. H. C. 1699, and perhaps others, but had a sec. w. Sarah, wid. of Joseph Peck; yet I kn. not wh. she was. He was a milit. officer, in Philip's War, and after was at Fairfield in 1687; but sett. at Hingham, of which he was rep. 1705 and 6, d. 1709. His wid. d. at Scituate at the ho. of his s. 1711. Deane says, his d. Ann m. 1704, Thomas Wilder; and Elizabeth m. 1710, John Stowell, both of H. Hinman, 277, has a great amount of matter on this name, but it is difficult to put it in order. Eleven of this name had in 1829 been at Harv. Yale, and Williams Coll. of wh. ten were clerg.

EGER, or EAGER, JONATHAN, Salem, m. 27 June 1661, Rebecca, d. of Richard Hyle, had Hannah, b. 27 July 1662; and Jonathan, 25 Jan. 1665. WILLIAM Cambridge, by w. Ruth wh. d. 6 Jan. 1680, aged 39, had Zerubabel, b. 8 June 1672; Martha, 26 Nov. 1674; Ruth, 1 Feb. 1677; and Sarah, 25 June 1679. He m. 13 Apr. 1680, Lydia (tho. the rec. has Esther), wid. of Arthur Cole, rem. to Marlborough, after hav. Margaret, b. 25 May 1681, there had sev. more; but as William; Zechary; Abraham; James, 1685; Jacob; Mercy; Lydia; and Esther, nam. in his will of Dec. 1687, as well as Zerubabel, Ruth, Sarah and Margaret, seem too large a number for the sec. w. for whose promise of another also provis. is made, one must suppose, that two or three beside those rec. at C. were b. of first w. at some other town. The will was pro. 17 June 1690. Abraham, James, Zechary, and Zerubabel had fam. in Marlborough, the last hav. m. 1697, Hannah Kerley; Abraham had w. Lydia; and Zechary, Elizabeth Prob. this is now Eager.

EGGINGTON, JEREMIAH, Boston, m. 12 Oct. 1655, Elizabeth d. of Rev. John Cotton, wh. d. 81 Aug. 1656, had Elizabeth b. 15 of the same mo. wh. prob. d. soon. He, I suppose, rem.

EGGLESTON, BAGOT, BIGOD, BIGOT, or BEGAT, with sundry other variat. Dorchester, came, prob. in the Mary and John, ask. adm. 19 Oct. 1630 and was rec. as freem. 18 May foll. rem. with first sett. to Windsor, d. 1 Sept. 1674, "near 100 yrs. old," says extrav. tradit. leav. [[vol. 2, p. 106]] Samuel, and James, both b. bef. he rem. and Thomas, b. 26 Aug. 1638; Mary, 29 May 1641; Sarah, 28 Mar. 1643; Rebecca, 8 Dec. 1644; Abigail, 12 bapt. 18 June 1648; Joseph, bapt. 30 Mar. 1651; and Benjamin, 18 Dec. 1633. The name of his w. is unkn. but the Court rec. of Conn. ment. that he was fin. 20 sh. for bequeath. her to a young man in 1645, wh. (not the fine), must be regard. as joke. Abigail m. 14 Oct. 1669, John Osborn. BENJAMIN, Windsor, youngest s. of the preced. m. 6 Mar. 1678, Hannah, wid. of Elias Shadduck or Shattuck, d. of John Osborne, had Mary, b. 2 Oct. 1680; Sarah, 20 Apr. 1683; Abigail, perhaps, 11 Apr. 1685; Benjamin, May 1687; Dorothy, 28 Feb. 1690; Joseph, 1695; and Esther, 10 July 1699. JAMES, Windsor, br. of the preced. by w. Esther had James, b. 1 Jan. 1657, k. at Deerfield by the Ind. Sept. 1675; John, 27 Mar. 1659; Thomas, 27 July 1661; Esther, 1 Dec. 1663; Nathaniel, 15 Aug. 1666; Isaac, 27 Feb. 1669; Abigail, 1 Sept. 1671; Deborah, 1 May 1674; and Hannah, 19 Dec. 1676; and he d. 1 Dec. 1679. He was made freem. of Conn. 1657, at the same time with his f.; and his br. Samuel, perhaps the elder, in yr. foll. His wid. m. 29 Apr. 1680, James Enno. 

SAMUEL, Middletown, br. of the preced. by w. Sarah had Samuel, b. 6 Mar. 1663; Thomas, 4 June 1667, d. soon; Joseph, 24 Jan. 1669, d. soon; Sarah, 26 Oct. 1670; Susanna, 19 May 1674; Nicholas, 23 Dec. 1676; Mercy, 27 July 1679, Mary, 1681; and Ebenezer, 1684; d. Mar. 1691. In the Hist. of Windsor, 591, some variety in names of the ch. as also of dates, is seen. THOMAS, Windsor, br. of the preced. freem. 1658, was of New London 1662.

EGLETON, John, Fairfield, by w. Peaceable had John, b. 4 Sept. 1657; d. 1659, his inv. bears date of 20 Oct. His wid. m. a. 1660, Daniel Silliman, from wh. it is said, all of this name desc. She d. the next yr. The s. d. unm. At F. this name has sometimes doub. g and sometimes is Eggleden.

EGLIN, WILLIAM, Boston, m. Phebe, d. of Robert Williams of the same, had Mary, b. 8 July 1667; Samuel, 14 Mar. 1669; Phebe, 17 May 1673; and John, 15 May 1677.

EGLINTON, EDWARD, Boston, d. 17 Nov. 1696.

EGRON, JOHN, Malden, had Elizabeth b. 3 Feb. 1673; but that this was a possib. name in N. E. demands high authority to convince. See Geneal Reg. X. 235.

EIRE, SIMON. See Eyre.

ELA, DANIEL, Haverhill 1675, perhaps sev. yrs. earlier, a tanner, but in 1677 had leave to keep an ordinary. Mirick, 52, 4. He took o. of alleg. 28 Nov. 1677. Perhaps he had s. Israel, wh. took o. of alleg. 28 Nov. 1677.

ELBRIDGE, THOMAS, Boston, s. of Giles, merch. and joint grantee of the patent, 29 Feb. 1632 to Aldsworth, an Alderm. of Bristol, by the [[vol. 2, p. 107]] Presid. and Counc. of N. E. for Pemaquid, came, perhaps 1650, to dispose of that int. in lots, of wh. one moiety was in 1652 to Capt. Paul White for 200, and the last was in 1657. He also sold for the co. Monhigon. He was assoc. with the first wh. own. a fire engine in the metrop. 1680. Willis, I. 13.

ELCOCK, ANTHONY, New Haven 1657, had Mary, b. 22 July 1661; John, 21 Dec. 1663; Thomas, 29 July 1666; and Sarah, 12 Apr. 1669. He d. not long after, for in Sept. 1672 his will is ment. THOMAS, New Haven, s. of the preced. m. Martha, eldest ch. and only d. of Samuel Munson. The name sometimes seems Elcote.

ELDER, DANIEL, Dorchester, m. 12 Mar. 1667, Lydia Homes, wh. d. 5 Sept. 1689, had Lydia, b. 19 July 1668, d. next mo.; Remember, 29 June 1669; Andrew, 13 Mar. 1671; Lydia, again, 13 June 1673; Daniel, 1 June 1675; and d. 4 May 1692.

ELDERKIN, JOHN, Lynn 1637, Dedham 1641, Reading 1646, and two yrs. later at Providence, and of New London 1651, where he built both the first ch. and first mill, finally in 1664 sett. at Norwich there also built the first ch. and mill, d. 23 June 1687 aged a. 71. He had Abigail, b. 13 Sept. 1641, but what was his w.'s name, or whether she had more ch. or when she d. is unkn. Yet a d. of this w. m. Daniel Comstock. He m. for. sec. w. Elizabeth d. of John Drake, wid. of William Gaylord, and had Ann, b. Jan. 1661; John, Apr. 1664; Bathshua, Nov. 1665; James, Mar. 1671; and Joseph, Dec. 1672. His wid. long surv. him, and d. 18 June 1716, aet. 95; and the error in Hist. of Norwich, 117, whereby this date was made to belong to the h. is thus explain. JOHN, Norwich, s. of the preced. m. 1685, Abigail Fowler. Four of the name had in 1829 been gr. at Yale.

ELDERTON, JOHN, Providence 1645.

ELDRED, JOHN, Hampton 1640. JOHN, Warwick, m. Margaret, fifth d. of Randall Houlden the first. SAMUEL, Cambridge 1646, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 26 Oct. 1642; Samuel, 26 Oct. 1644; Mary, 15 June 1646; and Thomas, 8 Sept. 1648. Both s. were of Wickford 1674, but, both being in the interest of Conn. they may not have been perman. sett. Taken prisoner by Conn. when R. I. was too weak to vindicate her right, he, perhaps, to serve his relat. and neighb. consent. to be made a constable until the royal justice might impartial. set. the disput. boundary. Samuel w. at Rochester 1688, and is nam. in the Revo. in N. E. Justif. p. 20. A Mrs. E. is ment. 1643 at New Haven, with fam. of 5, and est. of 1000, but not there in 1647, prob. was gone home to London. WILLIAM, Yarmouth, m. a d. of William Lumpkin of the same, whose bapt. name is not seen by me, had Ann, b. a. 16 Dec. 1648; and Sarah, 10 Oct. 1650, beside Elisha, and Bethia; of wh. the last two are nam. in the will of their gr.f.L. Very often it is Eldridge.

ELDRIDGE, JAMES, Stonington 1670. NATHANIEL, Windsor 1642, [[vol. 2, p. 108]] prob. rem. *NICHOLAS, Chatham, s. of Robert, first rep. under new chart. 1692, d. 30 Apr. 1702 leav. wid. Elizabeth James, the oldest s. and other ch. John, Nicholas, Mary, Elizabeth Martha, and Desire. ROBERT, Yarmouth, m. "the last wk. of Oct. 1649," Elizabeth d. of William Nickerson of the same, had Nicholas, b. 18 Aug. 1650; but I hear not of others. Yet Mary, wh. m. 30 Nov. 1668, John Smith of the same, was, perhaps, his d. SAMUEL, Stonington, was constable 1670. THOMAS, Boston; 1674, ship carpenter. Often this name, in early days, was writ. Eldred.

ELFORD, JOHN, Salem 1636, excom. 1639, tho. Felt, wh. states the fact, II. 576, as set out at full in Hutch. I. 420, by the pastor's letter, has omit. the name among mem. of the ch. He prob. rem. with Roger Williams, and the other outcasts. TRISTRAM, Gloucester 1664, then aged 40 yrs.

ELGARR, THOMAS, Hadley 1678, a young man, chargeable to the town, perhaps an invalid soldier of Philip's war, rem. to Suffield, m. a. 1691, Abigail Filley, had Thomas, b. 24 July 1692; and perhaps other ch. THOMAS, Windsor, 1729, prob. s. of the preced. but possib. the same.

ELIOT, or ELLIOT, and ELLIOTT, *ANDREW, Beverly, came from Somersetsh. it is said, but no date is kn. had only s. Andrew, b. 1651 in Eng. was rep. 1690-2. He was of the juries, says tradit. wh. tried the witches, and had great mental affliction on that acco. in the residue of life. ANDREW, Beverly, s. of the preced. came with his f. m. 9 Dec. 1680, Mary, d. of Samuel Shattuck, had Mary, b. 1681; Andrew, 11 Sept. 1683; and Samuel, 11 Feb. 1686; was a mariner, freem. 1683, and lost, on ret. voyage, 12 Sept. 1688 at Cape Sable. ANDREW, Boston, s. of the preced. merch. m. Ruth Symonds of Beverly, had Samuel, a stationer and bookseller, a man of good esteem, ancest. of Hon. Samuel, late Mayor of Boston; Ruth; and Andrew, H. C. 1737, wh. was emin. as a patriot and divine, and f. of Andrew, H. C. 1762; of John, H. C. 1772, the beloved, a disting. antiq.; and of Ephraim, H. C. 1780. 

ASAPH, Boston, s. of Jacob, b. the yr. his f. d. m. Elizabeth d. of Capt. Richard Davenport, wh. d. 10 Mar. 1680, had Elizabeth b. 1 Feb. bef. By sec. w. Hannah had John, 18 Dec. 1683; and d. 3 Sept. 1685. DANIEL, Sudbury, or Marlborough, m. Hannah, d. of Peter Cloyes, had Daniel, b. 17 Aug. 1687; Ebenezer, 3 Mar. 1693; John, 16 May 1695; James, 2 Apr. 1697; Nathaniel, 10 Aug. 1699; Jonathan, 16 Aug. 1701; and Peter, 25 Nov. 1704; rem. to Oxford. In the doleful witchr. trials, 1692, he gave evid. with more sense than most. EDMUND, Salisbury 1652, by w. Sarah had John, b. 25 Sept. 1660. He had, perhaps, two ws. one d. of Jared Hadden, one d. of Ralph Blaisdell. FRANCIS, Braintree, youngest br. of the apostle John, b. in Eng. freem. 2 June 1641, m. Mary, d. of Martin Saunders, had Mary, b. 27 Jan. 1641, d. [[vol. 2, p. 109]] young; Rachel, 26 Oct. 1643; John, 17 Apr. 1650; Hannah, 11 Oct. 1651, but ano. reading of the Arabic numerals in the official transcr. of rec. prob. erron. makes it 8 Jan. 1652, as in Geneal. Reg. XII. 110; Mary, again, 25 Oct. 1653; and Abigail, 12 Jan. or Feb. 1659. He was made deac. 12 Oct. 1653, and d. 1677. In his will of 30 Oct. of that yr. he names w. Mary, ds. Abigail, Mary, Rachel, and Hannah. Mary m. Apr. 1662, Caleb Hobart, and d. early; Rachel m. 1662, John Poulter of Cambridge, and next, deac. John Whitmore of Medford; and Hannah m. 3 Sept. 1670, Stephen Willis. 

HENRY, Stonington, perhaps s. of first Joseph, m. 12 Mar. 1679, Deborah, wid. of James York, jr. had Deborah, b. 1680; and Ann, 1681. HUMPHREY, Portsmouth, s. prob. of Robert, m. Elizabeth d. of Robert Cutts, bef. 13 July 1685, had Champernoon, wh. is nam. in the will of Francis Champernoon, made next yr. JACOB, Boston, elder br. of Rev. John, came prob. With him in the Lion, Nov. 1631, freem. 6 Mar. 1632, ord. a deac. 17 May 1640, wh. is quite observa. as he was disarm. two and a half yrs. bef. as one of the pestilent heretics that support. Wheelwright and Mrs. Hutchinson in their "opinions and revelations;" and d. 1651, leav. wid. Margery, wh. d. 30 Oct. 1661. His will of 28 Apr. pro. 20 Nov. 1651, is well abstr. in Geneal. Reg. IV. 53. His ch. were Jacob, bapt. 16 Dec. 1632; John, 28 Dec. 1634, d. young; Hannah, 29 Jan. 1637, wh. m. 4 June 1653, deac. Theophilus Frary; Abigail, 7 Apr. 1639, wh. m. 16 Dec. 1637, Thomas Wyborne; Susanna, b. 16, bapt. 25 July 1641, wh. m. Dec. 1662, Peter Hobart of Hingham, and, next, Thomas Downes, and d. 14 Mar. 1688; Mehitable, 25 Apr. bapt. 4 May 1645; Sarah; Asaph, 25 Oct. bapt. 2 Nov. 1651, bef. ment. A writer in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 46, has giv. dates of bapt. for b. and made Hannah, b. 1638, when she was bapt. 29 Jan. 1636-7, and omit. two childr. names bef. Asaph. JACOB, eldest s. of the preced. freem. 1654, m. 9 Jan. 1633, wid. Mary Wilcock, had Mary, b. 6 Oct. foll. wh. m. 2 Jan. 1678, Elizur Holyoke; Abigail, 16 Dec. 1657; Hannah, 15 June 1660, prob. d. soon; Jacob, 16 Nov. 1662, d. young; Joseph, 13 Jan. 1664; Hannah, again, 17 Mar. 1666; and Jacob, again, 16 Apr. 1673; was capt. in high esteem, and deac. one of the selectmen 1677, and d. 16 Aug. 1693. 

JOHN, Roxbury, the celebr. apostle of the Ind. b. at Nazing, Co. Essex, 1603, was bred at Cambridge, matric. as a pensioner in Jesus Coll. 20 Mar. 1619, where he took his A. B. 1623, came to Boston 2 Nov. 1631, in the Lion, freem. 6 Mar. 1632, in Nov. foll. was sett. in his office of teacher, with collea. Thomas Welde, wh. was made pastor in July preced. He m. Ann Mumford, or Mountfort, wh. was betroth. to him in Eng. and foll. him the next yr. This was in Octor. I think, certain. not 4 Sept. 1632, as the town rec. has it, for the ship, in wh. she came did not arr. until 12 [[vol. 2, p. 110]] days later. She d. 22 Mar. 1687, had Hannah, b. 17 Sept. 1633, wh. m. 4 May 1653, Habakuk Glover, and was liv. when Mather wrote the Life of her f.; John, 3 or 31 Aug. 1636, H. C. 1656; Joseph, 20 Dec. 1638, H. C. 1658; Samuel, 22, bapt. 27 June 1641, H. C. 1660; Aaron, 19 Feb. bapt. 3 Mar. 1644, d. 19 Nov. 1655; and Benjamin, 29 Jan. 1647, whose bapt. is not kn. as the foot of the page in ch. rec. where prob. it was writ. is cut off. This youngest s. H. C. 1665, was, it is said, a preacher, and assist. his f. many yrs.; but he was never ord. nor m. and d. 15 Oct. 1687. In the trembl. hand of the f. it is writ. that he was bur. 26, the rec. next but one above being "in this yr. my ancient dearly beloved w. d. I was sick to death, but the Lord was pleased to deliv. me." A very curious tract, proving Eliot's simplicity of heart, the Christian Commonwealth, compos. like William Aspinwall's Fifth Monarchy, under a strong persuasion of the "rising kingdom of Jesus Christ," being near at hand, may be seen in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. IX. 130. In the humble apology, extort. in May 1661, he says, it was sent to Eng. "about nine or ten yrs. since." As the more proximate reign of Oliver Cromwell was then in concoction, the work was kept back for the preposterous, but natural, anarchy after his death, and then came forth to enjoy short popular. or prob.none at all. 

Our peop. gladly acknowl. the gov. of Eng. in King, Lords, and Commons, for the millennium seem. premature; yet it was hardly an object of true policy to compel the auth. to profess his sorrow for the harmless mistakes. Ever honor. will be the name of Eliot for the better work, not of a statesman, but a philanthro. laborer of forty yrs. in spread. among our aborig. the sentiments and in some degree the doctr. of his relig. He had sec. collea. Danforth, and third, Walter, and d. 20 May 1690. JOHN, Watertown 1633, by w. Margaret had Elizabethb. 2 Feb. 1634; John, 1636; Ann, 12 July 1638; Samuel, 1640, d. soon; Martha, Jan. 1641, d. soon; and Sarah, 22 Dec. 1643; sold his est. in 1646, and prob. rem. to Stamford 1650, where w. Margaret d. 17 Aug. 1658, and d. Sarah was m. 1659. JOHN, Newton, first min. of that town, then Cambridge vill. s. of the apostle, freem. 1660, ord. 20 July 1664, had w. Sarah, third d. of Thomas Willet, the disting. first Eng. mayor of N. Y. of wh. the Cambridge rec. gives date of d. 13 June 1664, but Jackson's Hist. says 1665. By her he had Sarah, bapt. 21 Sept. 1662, wh. m. 16 Nov. 1681, John Bowles. He m. next, 23 May 1666, Elizabeth d. of Daniel Gookin, had John, b. 28 Apr. 1667, H. C. 1685, wh. was a man of some distinct. at Windsor in Conn. At the age of only 32 he was cut off, 13 Oct. 1668, in his will of 15 Aug. preced. provid. for the two ch. and ano. if his w. Extrix. had one. She m. 8 Dec. 1680, Edmund Quincy. 

JOHN, Amesbury, took o. of alleg. 20 Dec. 1677. JOSEPH, New London 1667, rem. [[vol. 2, p. 111]] to Stonington. JOSEPH, Guilford, s. of the apostle, ord. 1664, had preach. first two yrs. at Northampton, m. Sarah, d. of William Brenton, Gov. of R. I. had Mehitable, b. 6 Oct. 1676; Ann, 12 Dec. 1677; Jemima, 1 680; and Bashua, 1682; thus arrang. in his will. By sec. w. Mary, d. of Samuel Wyllis of Hartford, he had Jared, b. 7 Nov. 1685, Y. C. 1706; Mary, 1687; Rebecca, 1690; and Abiel; and d. 24 May 1694. The will of 1 Dec. 1693 gives his Newport est. val. £1200, deriv. from Brenton, equally to ch. of first w. and his prop. in Mass. from Wyllis, £500, and his own f. £400 more, to s. Jared, and of resid. 2/3 to his w. wh. d. 11 Oct. 1729, aged 73; and 1/3 to the other ch. Ann was w. of Jonathan Law, Gov. of Conn. 

*PHILIP, Roxbury, br. of the apostle, came prob. early in Apr. 1635, in the Hopewell, Capt. Bundocke, tho. his name is not on the custom ho. list, for it contains his w. Elizabeth aged 30, and their ch. Mary, 13; Elizabeth 8, Sarah, 6; and Philip, 2; beside John Ruggles, 10, of wh. the ch. rec. says he was brot. over a serv. by Philip Eliot. Mary had been bapt. 11 Mar. 1621; Elizabeth 8 Apr. 1627; and Sarah, 25 Jan. 1629. All were from Nazing, the seat of the fam. and we may be sure, that, as a subsidy man, or for other good reason, he could not obtain license to leave his native land, prob. fear. to ask for it, and assum. the right of Eng. to come without. He was freem. 26 May 1636, a deac. in the ch. of his br. at Roxbury rep. 4 yrs. 1654-7 and d. 22 Oct. 1657, says the ch. reg. but the less reliable town rec. has it 24, wh. may have been the day of bur. leav. three ds. Elizabeth Sarah, and ano. respective. ws. of Richard Withington of Dorchester, of John Aldis, and of John Smith of Dedham, as rememb. in his will of 21 Oct. 1657; but I think Mary wh. m. 1 Jan. 1642, Edward Payson, and liv. long, was also a d. So that we may conject. that ano. d. had been b. on our side of the ocean, and that Mary had rec. her share of f.'s prop. on her m. many yrs. bef. the will. RICHARD, Beverly, d. 1664, or at least his inv. was then produc. but he was drow. 5 Feb. 1663. RICHARD, New London 1662, transient. α*ROBERT, Casco 1670 [Willis, I. 95], Scarborough 1685, rep. in that last assemb. of Maine held by Presid. Danforth for Mass. bef. the rule of Andros, to wh. he accom. hims. being a counsel. 1688, when he liv. at Portsmouth, was in 1716 eldest in the counc. of N. H. He was f. of Humphrey, I think; of Jane, wh. m. 1707, Andrew Pepperell, br. of Sir William; and, next, Simon Frost; prob. of Elizabeth also, wh. m. 9 Jan. 1700, George Vaughan. SAMUEL, Roxbury, s. of the apostle, after gr. as a teacher at the same, d. unm. 1 Nov. 1664, perhaps at Cambridge, as Roxbury town rec. does not ment. the fact, that is learn. only by the rec. of the collea. of his f. wh. gives him prefix of Mr. THOMAS, Boston, a carpenter, by w. Hannah, d. of John Gould of Charlestown, m. 10 June 1675, had Mary, b. 25 July 1686. 

WILLIAM, Ipswich 1634, came in the Mary and John that yr. hav. tak. the requisite [[vol. 2, p. 112]] oaths of alleg. and suprem. 26 Apr.; was from Salisbury in Wilts, was drown. next yr. at Cape Ann, in the wreck of the vessel with Rev. Mr. Avery, 15 Aug. of wh. the story is so well relat. by the survivor, Anthony Thacher. See Young's Chron. of Mass. Forty-two of this name, variously spelt, had been gr. in 1834 at the sev. N. E. coll. of wh. eleven were clerg. eight of them, and half of all at Harv. alone.

ELISTONE, or ELLISTON, GEORGE, Boston, freem. 1690.

ELITHORP, or ELITHROP, HENRY, Dedham, a soldier in Moseley's comp. Dec. 1675. A wid. E. prob. his mo. m. 25 June 1657, Thomas Jones of Hull. JOHN, Manchester 1686. Felt. NATHANIEL, Ipswich, had Thomas, b. 15 Mar. 1663; Abigail, 9 Dec. 1665; Mary, 24 July 1672; and Nathaniel, 10 July 1675; was aged 54 in 1686. Felt. He was of Rowley 1691, or had est. there to be tax. THOMAS, Rowley 1643, d. 1668; or ano. Thomas, there, d. 8 June 1689; and a third, quite aged, there d. 1709.

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