Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
ELKINS, or ELKING, CHRISTOPHER, Scarborough 1663. ELEAZER, Exeter 1677. GERSHOM, Hampton 1677, then took o. of alleg. HENRY, Boston 1634, tailor, freem. 6 May 1635, had Mary, bapt. 8 Apr. 1638, had been in Nov. 1637, disarm. as one of the majority of Boston ch. wh. support. Wheelwright; rem. to Hampton, d. 19 Nov. 1668. His will of 27 Apr. 1667 names ch. Gershom, and Eliezur. HENRY, Hampton, prob. s. of the preced. m. Esther, d. of Maj. Richard Waldron, wh. d. early, and she next m. Abraham Lea, wh. was k. by the Ind. 27 June 1689 at the ho. of the f. of his w. when she was tak. into distant captiv. and after restorat. from Canada m. third, Richard Jose, Sheriff of the Prov. Henry, k. by the Ind. 17 Sept. 1707, at Kingston, may be gr.s. OLIVER, Salem, had Thomas, b. 30 Sept. 1689. THOMAS, Saco 1640, was deput. of Robert Sankey, the marshal of Gorges` Prov. and in 1663 of Scarborough. THOMAS, Salem, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 5 June 1674; Thomas, 11 Jan. 1677; Lydia, 12 June 1679; John, 17 May 1681; Margaret, 26 Apr. 1683; Mary, 1 Dec. 1686; Magdalen, 28 Apr. 1689; Henry, 16 July 1691; and Robert, 21 Mar. 1696.
ELLEN, NICHOLAS, Dorchester, had Ann, b. 3 Jan. 1658, wh. m. 7 Apr. 1677, Jacob Adams of Newbury. I presume his w. d. early, and he had sec. w. as under the convertib. name appears. See Allen.
ELLERY, *BENJAMIN, Gloucester 1692, s. of William. Some folly about him is in the Magn. VII. appx. art. 18. He m. 30 July 1696, Abigail, d. of John Wilkins of Boston, had nine ch. of wh. the third was William, b. at Bristol, 31 Oct. 1701, H. C. 1722, and f. of the William, signer of the declara. of Ind. rem. I presume, to Newport, there was much disting. had large est. and his w. d. 15 Dec. 1742 and d. 26 July 1746. DEPENDANCE, Gloucester, youngest br. of the preced. m. 4 Jan. 1722, Sarah Warner, had eleven ch. and d. bef. 1757. ISAAC, Gloucester, a soldier in Appleton's comp. k. at the gr. Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675. Perhaps he was br. of the first William. JOHN, Newport, s. of the first William, and eldest by his sec. w. was a mariner, liv. 1708. NATHANIEL, Gloucester, younger br. of the preced. shipwright, m. 1 Jan. 1711, Abigail, youngest d. of Francis Norwood the first, and she d. aft. 3 mos. Next he m. 16 Feb. 1721, Ann, d. of the sec. William Sargent, had Nathaniel, Mary, William, Daniel, and Epes; and d. 30 May 1761. His wid. d. 8 Oct. 1782, aged 90.
*WILLIAM, Gloucester 1664, m. 8 Oct. of that yr. Hannah, d. I suppose, of William Vinson, may have had William, b. perhaps 15 Sept. 1660, wh. d. young; William, again, 26 Jan. 1667; Benjamin, 6 Sept. 1669; Susanna, 2 Feb. 1673. His w. a. 24 Dec. 1675, and he m. 13 June 1676, Mary, prob. wid. of John Colt, had Mary, 24 Feb. 1677; and Abigail, 20 Mar. 1679; John, 1681; Nathaniel, 1683; Jemima, 1686; Elinor, 1688; William, 1694; and Dependance, 1696; perhaps he liv. 1668 at Salem; was freem. 1672, rep. 1689, and d. 9 Dec. 1696. WILLIAM, Gloucester, s. of the preced. was a mariner, had two ws. and ch. Joseph, b. a. 1740; Benjamin, and Lucy, beside sev. more not nam. by Babson, and d. 20 Sept. 1771. Six of this fam. had in 1828 been gr. at [[vol. 2, p. 113]] Harv. and two at other N. E. coll. of wh. William, H. C. 1747, prob. gr.s. of Benjamin, was one of the signers of the Declar. of Independ. and d. 13 Feb. 1820 at Newport, aged 94. His w. Ann, d. of Hon. Jonathan Remington of Cambridge, d. 7 Sept. 1764, aet. 39.
ELLET, or ELLIT, JOHN, Watertown, by w. Margaret had John, b. 12 June 1636; Ann, 12 July 1638; Samuel, and Martha, both d. soon; and Sarah, 22 Dec. 1643. WILLIAM, by w. Sarah had Sarah, and d. 1670, intest. and of his resid. I kn. nothing, yet think it may be the same as Eliot of Ipswich.
ELLICOT, VINES, Boston, came in the Supply, emb. at London, 24 May 1679, but perhaps only trans.
ELLINGHAM, WILLIAM, Kittery, perhaps, or York certain. when he submit. to Mass. 22 Nov. 1652, was constable 1655. Haz. I. 575. Col. Rec. IV. pt. i.129.
ELLINGWOOD, RALPH, Salem 1637, had Josiah, bapt. 26 May 1644; perhaps sec. w. 14 Mar. 1655, Ellen Lynn, had Stephen, 16 Mar. 1656; Ralph, b. 18 Mar. bapt. 26 Apr. 1657; John, b. 2 July 1659; Joseph, 12 May, bapt. 22 June 1662; Mary, 3 Apr. bapt. 5 June 1664; and Sarah, 7 Aug. 1666. He had other ch. Elizabeth b. 27 June 1666; Benjamin, 1 Apr. 1668; and David, 6 July 1670. But slight confus. appears. Prob. he is the man by the London custom ho. rec. emb. in the Truelove, Sept. 1635, by name of Ralph Ellwood, aged 28; was one of the founders of Beverly ch. 1667, d. Jan. 1674 and left prop. by his will of 7 Jan. 1674, pro. in few mos. to wid. and ch. Ralph, John, Joseph, Benjamin, David, Mary, and Elizabeth RALPH, Salem, s. prob. of the preced. by w. Martha had Abigail, b. 22 Jan. 1696; and Ebenezer, 29 Aug. 1697.
ELLINS, or ELLINGS, ANTHONY, Portsmouth 1631, sent over by Mason, the patentee; freem. of Mass. 1674.
ELLIS, ARTHUR, came to N. E. in 1630, says Farmer, but my search for him has not been successf. CHRISTOPHER, New London 1682. CONSTANT, Ipswich, d. 26 Oct. 1686. Felt. EDWARD, Boston, m. 6 Oct. 1652, Sarah, d. of Robert Blott, had Sarah, b. 1 July 1654; perhaps others, certain. Edward, 26 Nov. 1656; and Ann, 3 Feb. 1659, wh. d. 4 Dec. 1678; and he d. 23 Apr. 1695, aged 74. FRANCIS, Salem, perhaps as early as 1691. Felt, I. 420. By w. Sarah he had Francis, b. Feb. 1692; and William, 7 June 1702. FREDERICK, Norwich, had gr. of ld. 1678. HENRY, Boston 1666, mariner. JAMES, Stonington 1653, d. 1694. JOHN, Dedham, freem. 2 June 1641, m. 10 Nov. 1641, Susan Lumber, had John, b. 26 Apr. 1646; and Hannah, 9 Apr. 1651, was of Medfield 1653, where his w. d. 4 Apr. 1654. He m. next, 16 June 1655, or 6, Joan, wid. of John Clapp of Dorchester, had Samuel, 24 May 1660, wh. d. at 24 yrs.; and Joseph, 24 Oct. 1662. He d. 2 Apr. 1697; and his wid. d. 2 Mar. 1704. Hannah m. 15 Dec. 1671, Samuel Rockett or Rockwood of M. JOHN, Sandwich, m. a. 1645, Elizabeth d. of first Edmund Freeman, had, perhaps, Bennet, b. 27 Feb. 1649; but certain Mordecai, 24 Mar. 1651; Joel, 20 Mar. 1655; and Matthias, 2 June 1657; d. 1677, then call. jr. yet wh. was the sen. is unkn. His w. surv. and with Mordecai admin. the est.
JOHN, New London 1664, [[vol. 2, p. 114]] prob. rem. JOSEPH, Mass. freem. 1663, may have been s. of the preced. MATTHIAS, Sandwich, s. of John, had Matthias, b. 5 Nov. 1681; a s. 17 Aug,. 1683; Mary, 17 Aug. 1685; Experience, 26 July 1687; Malachi, 8 Oct. 1689; Remember, 1 Dec. 1691; ano. ch. d. 31 Dec. 1693, soon after b.; and Samuel, 12 Nov. 1699. RICHARD, Dedham, by w. Elizabeth m. 1650, wh. may seem to be d. of Lambert Genery, espec. as G. in his will calls E. s.-in-law, had, perhaps sev. ch. but certain. a d. b. 1651; and Mary, 3 Feb. 1655, wh. m. 12 Mar. 1680, Amos Fisher. ROGER, Yarmouth, had John, b. 1 Dec. 1648.
THOMAS, Medfield 1649, may be the same wh. was bapt. at Wrentham, Eng. 13 Dec. 1629; and m. 21 May 1657, Mary, d. of Thomas Wight of Dedham, had Mary, b. 26 Sept. 1660; Abiel, 15 Oct. 1662; Samuel, 9 Nov. 1664; Thomas, 10 Jan. 1666; Patience, 22 Feb. 1668; Ruth, 31 Oct. 1670; Thomas, again, 24 July 1674; and Joanna, 17 Jan. 1677; and ano. d. nam. Juda, or Judith, in the will of her gr.f. b. 5 or 15 Apr. 1658; and he a. 12 Dec. 1690. His wid. d. 7 Mar. 1693. Mary m. 20 Mar. 1678 or 9, Jonathan Adams, and Patience m. 10 Dec. 1691, Henry Adams, both of M. One THOMAS, perhaps liv. at Marblehead 1668-74. WILLIAM, Braintree. See Allis. Five of this name at Harv. and four at other N. E. coll. had been gr. 1828. Sometimes it is writ. Elice.
ELLISON, or ELISSON, GEORGE, Plymouth, m. Lydia, d. of Secr. Morton, but I find no more of him. LAWRENCE, Windsor 1643, rem. perhaps to Hempstead, L. I. there d. 1665. His s. Richard, Thomas, and John were Admors. RICHARD, Braintree 1646, by w. Thomasine had Mary, b. 15 Aug. 1646; Hannah, 24 July 1648; John, 21, or 26 Aug. 165 0; Sarah, 4 Dec. 1652; Temperance, or in ano. rec. nam. Thomasine, 1 Mar. 1655; and Experience, 2 Aug. 1657.
ELLMES, RHODOLPHUS, Scituate, came in the Planter 1635, aged 15, m. 1644, Catharine, d. of John Whitcomb, had Sarah, b. 29 Sept. 1645; Mary, 9 June 1648; Joanna, 28 Mar. 1651; Hannah, 25 Dec. 1653; John, 6 July 1655; Joseph, 16 Mar. 1658; Waitstill, 9 Feb. 1661; Jonathan, 1663; and Rhodolphus, 1668. Sarah m. 1662, Thomas, Hatch; Jonathan had a farm in S. wh. his s. Joseph, gr.s. Joseph, gr. gr.s. Nathaniel, and gr. gr. gr.s. Thomas and Nathaniel held successive. Other descend hold the ancestr. spot. Rhodolphus, jr. went to Middleborough. Deane, 266.
ELLSWORTH, JEREMIAH, Rowley 1650, m. 2 Dec. 1657 Marr, wid. of Hugh Smith, perhaps had sec. w. Sarah, d. of Maximilian Jewett, m. 13 May 1689; and d. 6 May 1704. JOEL, Windsor, m. 16 Nov. 1654, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Holcomb, had Josiah, b. 5 Nov. 1655; Elizabeth 11 Nov. 1657; Mar., 7 May 1660; Martha, 7 Dec. 1662; Thomas, 2 Sept. 1665; Jonathan, 28 June, bapt. 4 July 1669; John, 7, bapt. 15 Oct. 1671; Job, b. 13 Apr. 1674; and Benjamin 19 Jan. 1677; d. 20 Aug. 1689, let. 60, when w. [[vol. 2, p. 115]] and all the ch. were liv. Elizabeth m. 23 Dec. 1680, Nathaniel Loomis; and Mary m. same day, Daniel Loomis. Jonathan m. 1693, Sarah Grant, and ran over 80 yrs.; Job m. 1695, Mary Trumbull; John m. 9 Dec. 1696, Esther, d. of Daniel White of Hatfield. Thomas had a w. and childr. Oliver, Ch. J. of the U. S. and f. of the late Gov. of Conn. wh. d. 26 Nov. 1807, was a descend.
JOSIAH, Windsor, s. of the preced. m. 30 Oct. 1679, Martha, d. of Samuel Gaylord, had Martha, b. 1 Oct. 1680; Elizabeth 1683; Mary, 1687; Josiah, 1691; Abigail, 1694; Samuel, 1697; and Joseph, 1701. Twelve of this name have been gr. at N. E. coll.
ELMER, or ELLMER, EDWARD, Cambridge, came in the Lion, arr. 16 Sept. 1632, as in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 94, appears; went early to Hartford, of wh. he was one of the orig. proprs. there had John, b. a. 1645; Samuel, bapt. 21 Mar. 1647; Elizabeth 15 July 1649; and Edward, 1654; rem. on the gr. schism in the Hartford ch. to Northampton, there had Joseph, 1656, wh. d. July of next yr.; Mary, 1658; and he rem. to Windsor, on E. side of the riv. there had Sarah, a. 1664. He was k. by the Ind. in Philip's war, 1676. Of his w. we kn. not the name, nor m. and progeny of the s. or either of them, nor of the ds. exc. that Elizabeth wh. had been m. was then d. but all the other ch. exc. Joseph, were liv. and that John, Samuel, and Edward liv. at W. where John d. 24 Dec. 1711, leav. s. John. Six of this name, some writ. it Elmore, prob. descend. had, in 1828, been gr. at N. J., Union, and Middlebury Coll. as Farmer notes.
ELSE, or ELZIE, ELISHA, Newbury, freem. 1673. NICHOLAS, New Haven 1639, m. as sec. w. Hannah, wid. of Robert Coe of Stratford, had Samuel, b. 1666, wh. d. in 10 days; gave at his d. 20 Dec. 1691, all his prop. to w. and her ch. She d. 2 Apr. 1702. ROGER, Yarmouth 1643, had John, bapt. at Barnstable, 15 Apr. 1649; adm. to be inhab. of Boston June 1654; rem. to Charlestown 1658, d. 25 Dec. 1668, leav. wid. Jane, wh. m. a Bullard. A John E. d. at Boston 31 Dec. 1702.
ELSON, ELSEN, or ELSING, ABRAHAM, Wethersfield, may have been there 10 yrs. but d. May 1648, leav. two ds. young, no s. His wid. m. next yr. Jarvis Mudge. JAMES, Charlestown, by w. Sarah, perhaps d. of John Hayman, m. 13 Oct. 1668, wh. d. 28 Mar. 1680, aet. 38, had James, bapt. 28 July 1672; and Abigail, 28 June 1674. He was, says tradit. master of a ship, tak. in 1678, or 9, by a pirate of Algiers, and perhaps d. in slavery. JOHN, Wethersfield, perhaps br. of Abraham, m. a wid. wh. had s. Benjamin, and Job, and John, had no ch. of his own, left good est. to the mo. and boys, d. prob. at same time with Abraham, the inv. of John being tak. only a few days after the inferior one of A. His wid. m. Thomas Wright. JOHN, Wells, freem. 1653, may have been the man at Cradock's planta. 1631, call. Elston in Winthrop; forc. by the Ind. hostil. 1675 to Salem, where he d. 1685, leav. wid. and six ch. Felt. One was, prob. Dinah, wh. m. 2 Jan. 1691, Stephen Ingalls; and the youngest was, by w. Joanna, Benjamin, b. 20 May 1683, unless his f. John be thot. s. of the preced. RICHARD, Charlestown, br. of James. SAMUEL, Salem, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 10 Nov. 1686; Samuel, 27 July 1689; and Sarah, 7 Oct. 1692. Perhaps he was s. of John. WILLIAM, Charlestown, a. 1659, had James, Thomasin, and Richard, but when either was b. or wh. was their mo. is unkn. He left wid. Elizabeth and d. Thomasin m. David Harris.
ELTHAN, WILLIAM, Woburn, had Hannah, b. 14 May 1690.
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ELTON, JOHN, Middletown, by w. Jane had Mary, b. 26 July 1672; Richard, 11 Feb. 1674, d. at 4 yrs.; John, 16 Nov. 1676; Richard, again, 20 Apr. 1679; Ann, 9 Sept. 1681; and Ebenezer, 11 May 1686. A Mr. Elton of Southold, L. I. 1662, was adm. to be freem. of Conn. that yr. and may have been f. of the preced.
ELWELL, ISAAC, Gloucester, s. of Robert, by w. Mehitable, d. of Thomas Millet, had Isaac, b. 15 Jan. 1667; Joan, 21 Nov. 1668; Jonathan, 21 Oct. 1670; Eleazer, 16 July 1673; Abigail, 13 Apr. 1676; Daniel, 10 Jan. 1679; and Bethia, 5 Apr. 1682; beside Joshua, and ano. d. He took sec. w. 2 Dec. 1702, wid. Mary Rowe, and d. 14 Dec. 1715. JACOB, Gloucester, prob. br. of the preced. m. 5 July 1686, Abigail, d. perhaps, of William Vincent. JOHN, Gloucester, br. of the preced. m. 1 Oct. 1667, Jane Durin had John, b. 14 Oct. 1668; Jane, 23 Jan. 1672; Samuel, b. 26 Apr. 1678; and Mary, 2 Feb. 1681; beside John, and three more ds. and d. 1710.
JOSEPH, Gloucester, br. of the preced. m. 22 June 1669, Mary, d. of Osmond Dutch, had Hezekiah, b. 2 June 1670; Joseph, 19 Aug. 1672; Samuel, 8 June 1675; and Benjamin, 30 Sept. 1678. JOSIAH, Gloucester, br. of the preced. m. 15 June 1665, Mary, d. of John Collins, had Dorcas, b. 18 June 1666; Elias, 16 Oct. 1668; Nehemiah, 21 Dec. 1671; William, 5 July 1674; and Josiah, 21 Dec. 1676. He went to sea, and d. abroad 1679. ROBERT, Dorchester 1635, rem. 1638 to Salem, there had bapt. besides two ch. on 28 Aug. 1639, whose names the ch. rec. does not give, John, 23 Feb. 1640; and Isaac, 27 Feb. 1642; freem. 13 May 1640, rem. to Gloucester, was a selectman 1648, and often after; had w. Jane, wh. d. 31 Mar. 1675, and he d. 18 May 1683, but may have m. 29 May 1676, Alice Leach. He had Samuel, prob. eldest s.; Josiah; Joseph; Sarah, b. 1651, d. soon; Thomas, bapt. at Salem, 22 Apr. 1655; Jacob, by Gloucester rec. b. 10 June 1657, d. next May; Richard, bapt. at Salem, 11 Apr. 1658; and perhaps one or two others at S. or at G. SAMUEL, Gloucester, prob. eldest s. of the preced. m. 7 June 1668, Esther, d. of Ormond Dutch, had Samuel, b. 14 Mar. 1660; Jacob, 10 Aug. 1662; Robert, 13 Dec. 1664; Esther, 25 Aug. 1667; Sarah, 25 Jan. 1670, d. in ten wks.; Ebenezer, 29 Feb. 1672; Hannah, 11 Aug. 1674; and Elizabeth 30 July 1678; and d. 24 Nov. 1696. His wid. d. 6 Sept. 1721, aged 82. THOMAS, Gloucester, br. of the preced. m. 23 Nov. 1675, Sarah Bassett, had Sarah, b. 24 Aug. 1676; Thomas, 25 Apr. 1678; Mary, 13 Jan. 1680; and William, 8 Apr. 1682; beside Elisha, wh. with William, rem. from G. Mary, whose d. was 25 Mar. 1680, may have been the d. of this last; but the rec. does not indicate. She may be w. of Joseph or of Josiah.
ELY, *NATHANIEL, Cambridge 1632, freem. 6 May 1635, rem. prob. next yr. to Hartford, was an orig. propr. constable 1639, one of the first set. at Norwalk 1651, and rep. 1657, but rem. three yrs. later to Springfield, there d. 25 Dec. 1675. His wid. Martha d. 23 Oct. 1688. No rec. of his fam. is kn. he left no will, and the only ch. we hear of are Samuel, and Ruth; yet there may have been other ds.
RICHARD, Saybrook, [[vol. 2, p. 117]] had been a merch. of Boston 1664, and there m. that yr. Elizabeth wid. of John Cullick, and sis. of Col. Fenwick. But by a former w. he had, perhaps, not b. on our side of the water, William, and Richard. The est. of his w. had drawn him to S. and much trouble he had with it; d. 24 Nov. 1684; and his w. d. 12 Nov. 1683. SAMUEL, Springfield, only s. of Nathaniel, m. 28 Oct. 1659, Mary, d. of Robert Day, had 15 ch. betw. 1660 and 1686 incl. of wh. nine d. young; freem. 1680, and d. 7 Mar. 1692, leav. Joseph, freem. 1690, Samuel, John, and Jonathan, from wh. descend. are very num. His wid. m. 12 Apr. 1694, Thomas Stebbins, and next, 11 Dec. 1696, deac. John Coleman of Hatfield, and d. 1725.
WILLIAM, Lyme, s. of Richard, m. 24 May 1681, Elizabeth had Ann, b. 12 Mar. 1682; and Elizabeth 26 May 1683. One of this name, without bapt. prefix, a mariner, came in the Mayflower 1620, but not as a passenger to abide in the ld. He was hired by the pilgrims for a yr. and has no farther relat. to N. E. yet as he was not of the crew of the Mayflower, but contin. here, after her depart. and went home when his time was out, Deane thinks Gov. Bradford designs both him and Trevore to be count. as of their serv. wh. seems very reasonab. and so the number must be reckon. one hundred and two, beside the ship's comp. in that famous voyage. Twenty-three of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Yale, of wh. seven were clerg. and six at the other N. E coll.
EMBLIN, JOHN, Boston, min. of first Bapt. ch. from 20 July 1684 to his d. 9 Dec. 1702.
EMERSON, JAMES, Ipswich, perhaps s. of Thomas, by w. Sarah had Elizabeth b. 6 Mar. 1687. JOHN, Ipswich, came in the Abigail 1635, a i baker, aged 20, call. by Coffin, s. of John. It may be, that he rem. to vi Scituate, and m. at Duxbury 19 July 1638, Barbara, d. of Rev. John Lothrop. JOHN, Gloucester, s. of Thomas, ord. 6 Oct. 1663, m. 1660, Ruth, d. of dep. gov. Symonds, had Ruth, b. 26 Aug. 1660; Martha, 28 Nov. 1662; Mary, 7 Mar. 1665; Elizabeth 26 Aug. 1667; John, 14 May 1670, H. C. 1689; Dorothy, 6 July 1675; and Samuel, 20 Nov. 1678. He preach. above 40 yrs. and d. 2 Dec. 1700. JOHN, S. of the preced. min. of Manchester, as Mather's Hecatompolis shows, but prob. not set. there, wh. m. 14 May 1696, Mary, d. of Edmund Batter of Salem, was ord. at Newcastle 1704, the first min. and instal. at sec. ch. of Portsmouth, as its first min. 23 Mar. 1715, and d. 21 June 1732, leav. six ds.
JOHN, Salem, neph. of John of Gloucester, H. C. 1675, was, doubtless, the worthy preach. at Berwick, wh. had the happy escape, on the night of 27 June 1689, when Maj. Waldron of Dover and fifty-one of his comp. were massacred or made prison. by the Ind. hav. declin. the req. of the hospit. soldier to lodge at his house, as the Appendix, art. 4 to Magn. VII. relates; Belkn. and Alden foll. his auth. mistake him for [[vol. 2, p. 118]] the future min. of Portsmouth, wh. was not then gr. See Niles and Belkn. I. 130. He had been employ. as sch.master at Newbury 1681, at a later day perhaps at Gloucester, freem. 1691, certain. taught in Charlestown, and last at Salem 1699 until his d. 1712. Felt, I. 439. At Charlestown, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 7, bapt. 11 Aug. 1695. Prob. he was never ord. JOHN, Newbury, a lieut. by w. Judith had John, b. 25 June 1690; Daniel, 15 Jan. 1693; Joseph, 2 Mar. 1696; Samuel, 2 Nov. 1699; and Jonathan, 10 Aug. 1702. JOSEPH, Ipswich 1638, perhaps s. of Thomas, York, freem. 1653, preach. two or three yrs. also at Wells, 1664 and foll. bec. first min. of Mendon, ord. a. 1667, and cont. until the destruct. 1675, of the town in Philip's war, rem. to Concord, there d. 3 Jan. 1680; m. 7 Dec. 1665, Elizabeth d. of Rev. Edward Bulkley, had three s. of wh. Peter, wh. m. a Brown, and Edward, wh. m. Mary, d. of Rev. Samuel Moody, were progen. of a long list of clerg. His wid. m. Capt. John Brown of Reading.
MICHAEL, Haverhill 1656. NATHANIEL, Ipswich, s. of Thomas, by w. Sarah, wh. d. 3 Aug. 1 670, had Nathaniel, b. 16 Aug. 1657; and Sarah, 15 Mar. 1659. NATHANIEL, Ipswich, s. of the preced. m. 1685, Martha Woodward, had Nathaniel, b. 26 Dec. 1686; Joseph, 26 June 1690; Mary, 19 Jan. 1692, d. young; a ch. 28 June 1695, whose name is not plain on the rec. Mary, again, 18 Dec. 1697; Hannah, 5 Dec. 1698; Ann, or Hannah, 4 Sept. 1700; and he d. 16 Sept. 1738. ROBERT, Haverhill, freem. 1668, wh. had rem. from Rowley, where he was as early as 1655, was ancest. of sev. fam. at H. perhaps of Thomas; was k. by the Ind. with his w. and ch. Sarah and Timothy, 15 Mar. 1697. THOMAS, Ipswich 1639, baker, d. 1 May 1666; by w. Elizabeth had Joseph; Nathaniel; James, wh. went. to Eng. Thomas, wh. d. bef. his f. leav. wid. Elizabeth and perhaps s. Thomas; and John, H. C. 1656, perhaps youngest, nam. in codic. to the will of his f. 1660. Most of these ch. were brot. by the f. from Eng. THOMAS, Ipswich, perhaps gr.s. of Thomas the first, m. 1683, Phillis, eldest ch. of the sec. Jacob Perkins of same, but I am ign. as to issue. Thirty of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and twenty at other N. E. coll. of wh. seventeen were ord. min. besides sev. others, preachers.
EMERY, or EMORY, *ANTHONY, Newbury, a carpenter of Romsey in Hants, came in the James, June 1635, to Boston from Southampton, perhaps with w. and ch. rem. a. 1644 to Dover, thence after 1648 to Kittery; H was ferryman, and kept an inn 1650, freem. 1652, constable 1668, rep. 1680. GEORGE, Salem, a physician, had, says Felt, gr. of ld. 1637, was b. 1609, sentenc. in 1668, to sit on the gallows with rope round his neck for execr. crime, and d. 20 Feb. 1687 His w. Mary d. 1673. *JAMES, Kittery, perhaps br. of Anthony, freem. 1652, constable 1670, and rep. 1676, 7, 84, 5, and 92. JOHN, Newbury 1635, br. of Anthony, came [[vol. 2, p. 119]] the same sh. arr. 3 June, freem. 2 June 1641, brot. 8. John, had here, says Coffin, a d. Ebenezer, rather a strange name, b. 16 Sept. 1648, Monday morning, but evident. here is error of date, if not, as must be suspect. of name, for that day in the Almanac was Saturday; and Jonathan, 13 May 1652. JOHN, Newbury, s. of the preced. came with his f. m. 29 Oct. 1650, Mary, wid. of John Webster of Ipswich, had Mary, b. 24 June 1652 ; Hannah, 25 Apr. 1654; John, 12 Sept. 1656 ; Bethia, 15 Oct. 1658; Sarah, 26 Feb. 1661; Joseph, 23 Mar. 1663; Stephen, 6 Sept. 1666; Abigail, 16 Jan. 1669; Samuel, 20 Dec. 1670; Judith, 5 Feb. 1673; Lydia, 19 Feb. 1675; Eliz: 8 Feb. 1680; and Josiah, 28 Feb. 1681; and d. 1693, aged 65. His wid. d. 28 APr. 1694. Greatly do I doubt the exactness of Coffin's relat. here. If the w. were that w. of John Webster wh. had s. John, b. 1632, she could not be mo. of all these here assign. to her. Even if she were sec. w. of that J. W. and a young wid. when tak. by Emery, it may seem exped. to allow him a sec. w. to bring the two last nam. ch. Mary m. 10 Mar. 1671, the sec. William Sawyer. JOHN, Newbury, s. of the preced. m. 13 June 1683, Mary, d. of the first William Sawyer, had Mary, b. 25 Dec. 1684; John, 29 Sept. 1686; Josiah, 19 Dec. 1688; Daniel, 15 June 1693; Lydia, 29 Apr. 1698; and Samuel, 25 Oct. 1699. His w. d. 3 Nov. foll. and he m. 27 May next, Abigail, d. prob. of Samuel Bartlett.
JONATHAN, Newbury, s. of first John, had serv. as soldier in Maj. Appleton's comp. and was wound. in the gr. battle of 19 Dec. 1675; m. 20 Nov. 1676, Mary, d. of Edward Woodman, jr. had Mary, b. 25 Sept. 1677; Jonathan, 2 Feb. 1679; David, 28 Sept. 1682; Anthony, 13 Nov. 1684; Stephen, 13 Jan. 1687, d. next yr.; Sarah, 18 Dec. 1688; Stephen, again, 24 June 1692; and Edward, 10 Nov. 1694. NOAH, Kittery, perhaps s. of Anthony, or of the first John, had narrow escape from Ind. 1 Apr. 1693, as told in a let. of Maj. Frost. See Geneal. Reg. XII. 142. ROBERT, New Haven. See Ambry. STEPHEN, Newbury, 3. of sec. John, m. 29 Nov. 1692, Ruth, d. of Henry Jaques, had Ann, b. 10 Oct. 1693; Sarah, 1 Jan. 1696; Ruth, 16 June 1698; Mary, 15 Dec. 1700; Judith, 25 Feb. 1703; and Abigail, 4 May 1705. Six of this name, three of wh. were clerg. had, in 1828, been gr. at Harv. and eight at other N. E. coll.
EMMONS, BENJAMIN, Boston, s. of Thomas of the same, freem. 1676, by w. Mary, wh. d. 12 Sept. 1690, had Mary, b. 23 June preced. He m. 10 Sept. 1694, Mary Amory. HENRY, Boston, by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 27 July 1690. OBADIAH, Boston 1671, s. of Thomas, cordwinder, had Thomas, by w. Alice, 7 Jan. 1660. SAMUEL, Boston, br. of the preced. m. 16 Aug. 1660, Mary, d. of Robert Scott, dec. THOMAS, Newport 1638, prob. rem. to Boston, freem. 1652, d. 11 May 1664. His d. Hannah m. 1 [[vol. 2, p. 120]] Jan. 1658, Henry Crab; and Elizabeth m. 10 Aug. 1660, John Henchman. His will, in Geneal. Reg. XII. 345, 6, made 20 Jan. 1661, names w. Martha Extrix. and leaves good est.
EMRY, or EMERY. See Ambry.
ENDICOTT, GILBERT, Reading, said to have been b. 1658, at Dorchester; but I kn. no more. See Geneal. Reg. I. 335. ń α JOHN, perhaps from Dorchester, Eng. by some thot. his place of b. a. 1589, came in the Abigail, from Weymouth, a small port on the channel, a. 9 ms. from D. with w. and a comp. of prob. 20 or 30 others, includ. women and ch. to Salem, Sept. 1628. He was one of the six orig. purch. of the Mass. Bay from the Plymouth Counc. 19 Mar. preced. and the only one wh. came over for more than two yrs. In the Royal Chart. of 4 Mar. foll. he is nam. an Assist. one of the eighteen, after Saltonstall, Johnson, Humphrey, and others, bef. Nowell, Vassall, Pynchon, and others, and by his assoc. at London, in Gen. Court on 30 Apr. after his coming, made the head, superint. or gov. of the first sett. at Salem, call. by them London's planta. includ. those wh. preced. or accomp. him, by delegat. of authority (tho. it was never consummat. by needful qualificat.) to him and twelve counsel. to be chos. partly by the comp. in London, partly by these deput. and two by the older planters here, for all necessary rule of the country, while the chief governm. contin. in the gov. dep. gov. and eighteen assist. req. by the Chart. chos. by the General Court in Eng. on the last Wednesday of Easter term. Under this power of attorney, or delegat. of authority, these persons were empower. and indeed requir. to choose a secr. and admin. to him and all other officers an oath at the time of his and their elect. "wh. said oaths are to be admin. in a publ. ct. and not elsewhere." Nothing of the sort was ever done, no such ct. ever held by him; nor was any secr. ever chos. at Salem, nor dept. nor couns. ever induct. there bef. 1630, any more than an archbp. an admiral, or field marshal. By the instr. to him from his constit. the gov. and comp. in London, he, with seven couns. was authoriz. to do certain things; but two of those seven, John and Samuel Brown, he had sent home, bef. these instr. reach. him. He was, therefore, disabled, by his own act, from fill. up the Council, choos. dep. gov. or secr. and other officers. Of course he was, in the lang. of the law,
REMITTED to his authority under the patent from Plymouth Comp. to Sir Henry Roswell and the other five. This was, I think, all the power he ever used, and certain. it was all he need. Yet Cotton Mather in Magn. I. 18, styles him dep. gov. in Aug. 1629; and a respect. descend. has even gone to the length of mak. the title "First Gov. of the Col. of Mass. Bay." To me this seems, in both authors, wrong. On p. 57 of the Hist. of Boston, wh. affords copious proof of sedulous [[vol. 2, p. 121]] industry, the auth. says, "Matthew Cradock was the first Gov. of the Mass. Comp." yet, facing the same page, he inserts the picture of John Endicott with a title at the bottom, "first Gov. of Mass." and 16 pages onward he inserts the picture of John Winthrop with the title, giv. by the author, "sec. Gov. of Mass." Prob. no reader will be deceiv. for every one will ask, wh. was the second, third, fourth, &e. gov. of the Mass. Comp. wh. bec. the Col. of Mass. Bay only by transfer of all the authority, &c. in 1629, when Cradock was "first" gov.
On his resignat. within six mos. of his elect. that yr. Winthrop was chos. the same day, and Cradock an Assist. But Cradock never came to our country, and so if W. be the sec. Gov. of Mass. because C. was the first; of course W. would be justly reckon. the first in Mass. The order of success. of the Chart. Governors is this: first, Cradock, nam. in that instrum. 4 Mar. 1629, and rechos. in May; sec. Winthrop chos. and sw. 29 Oct. 1629, on Cradock's resignat. and in 1631, 2, and 3; third, Dudley, May 1634; fourth, Haynes, May 1635; fifth, Vane, 1636; next yr. Winthrop again, and two foll. yrs.; and Dudley, again, in 1640; sixth, Bellingham, 1641; next yr. Winthrop again, and rechos. the yr. foll.; seventh, Endicott, 1644; next yr. Dudley, again; and the foll. Winthrop again, three yrs. till his d. Honor eno. there is for Endicott, the earliest patentee wh. came over under the indenture from the Plymouth Company, without challeng. for him any that does not belong to him. He was the first, and only, Gov. of London's Planta. and if he ever was qualif. by tak. the oaths under that delegat. from the Gov. and Comp. of Mass. (wh. is unlikely, or at least cannot be prov.) he never had a successor in that office, wh. was merg. in the superior title on arr. of Winthrop a few mos. after. With scrupul. precision, Increase Mather calls Winthrop "the First Gov. that New Eng. saw at the head of the Mass. Col." On 13 May 1629 (the Charter day of the Gen. Court for elections), Endicott was not chos. an Assist. or other officer of Mass. Bay, being absent; still, however, he contin. head of the Planta. as much as he had been a fortnight, and, indeed, on his arr. eight mos. bef. no other patentee being on this side of the ocean; but on 20 Oct. next, at the election in London (after transfer of the whole authority of the patent to those wh. would come to N. E.), when Winthrop was chos. gov. and Humphrey dep. gov. immediat. on resignat. of Cradock and Goffe, he was again rais. to be one of the eighteen assist. being the first time he was ever chos. under the Chart. In this office, to the duty of wh. he took the o. to qualif. him (as he could not earlier), 7 Sept. 1630, he cont. 9 yrs. by success. elect. exc. in 1633, when for his indiscreet zeal against the cross in the ensign, he was left out; but in 1636 he was made head of the first exped. against the Pequots; in 1641, for the first time, dep. gov. [[vol. 2, p. 122]] acc. the Chart. and sev. times after, and in 1644 gov. for the first time, with full power acc. the Chart. and again, after d. of Winthrop 1649, 51, 2, 3,and from 1655 to his own d. at Boston (where he had resid. near. ten yrs.) 15 Mar. 1665, serv. a longer period than any other of the govs. under the old Chart. and by Shirley alone exceed. since. Capt. Johnson in his "Wonderworking Providences of Zion's Saviour in N. E." honors him in cap. IX. of his first book with appropriate rhymes, as John Endicott, "twice Governor of the Eng." so, I suppose, must refer to the elections of 1644, during Winthrop life, and immediat. after his d. in 1649, the date of his writing. Scottow, too, in his "Narrative of the Planting" of our Col. p. 12, or as it may be read in the reprint in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. IV. must be understood to intend the prior title of Winthrop when the "choice of a governor and deputy TO ABIDE THERE" is told in that valua. paragraph on pp. 289-90. Gov. Danforth, also, in his exact enumerat. of yrs. in wh. his friend E. had been Gov. makes the earliest of the sixteen to be 1644. See his valua. papers in 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 52.
I think Mr. Felt, in Ann. of Salem, I. 106, first, after a differ. general opin. for two hundred yrs. in 1845 suggest. the right of E. in "precedency to Mr. Winthrop;" and he explains his view of "an error in rank" by the note, on same page, that Roger Conant "may be truly said to have preceded both Messrs. Endicott and Winthrop IN SUCH OFFICE FOR A PART OF THIS COMMONWEALTH." In Geneal. Reg. XII. 133-7, he elaborate. discuss. the quest. "what office did J. E. sustain, after arr. 6 Sept. 1628, to his elect. by the [gov. and comp.] 30 Apr. 1629." But I am satisfied that his decision against the opin. of Gov. Hutch. will not be sustain. nor does it seem to me, that Endicott is entit. to any more office than the Plymouth comp. gave by their deed indent. He was sole propr. in Mass. and act. with the absolute power of the other patentees in I Eng. and Mr. Felt rather lessens than enlarges his right by reference to the votes of our gov. and comp. in London. As their grant of office 30 Apr. 1629 never took effect, it must be regard. as if never passed. Dr. Young, in n. on p. 196 of Chron. of Mass. falls into similar error (of find. justificat. of E. in displac. the Browns in this instr.), when E. had acted in thus shipping off the Browns before this instr. came to his hand. Endicott was of stern energy, but great prudence in secular affairs, disappr. the conduct of his friends in Eng. for putting to death their king, with such strange mockery of solemnity, and issued warrant for apprehens. of Whalley and Goffe, the regicides, here. Much of the sad occurrences of cruel scourg. of the Bapt. 1651 and hang. of the Quak. 1659, that fell within his admin. must be charg. to Wilson or Norton, the spirit. advisers of the day; and tho. Leverett, or Bradstreet would have, perhaps, successf. resist. such inflict. of counsel, we kn. the cruel bigotry of Dudley or Bellingham would have gone against tolerat. as far and as fiercely as Endicott. 5, His first w. Ann Gower, who was cous. or niece of Matthew Cradock, [[vol. 2, p. 123]] first Chart. gov. d. soon after coming and she had, it is believ. no ch.; and he m. 18 Aug. 1630.
Elizabeth Gibson (from Cambridge in Eng. says the fam. geneal.) had John, b. a. 1632; and Zerubbabel, a. 1635. He and his descend. to the fourth generat. wrote the sec. syl. with e, but the i has prevail. since. JOHN, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 9 Nov. 1653, Elizabeth d. of Jeremiah Howchin, had no ch. d. 1668. His will of 27 Jan. was pro. four wks. after. His wid. m. the same yr. Rev. James Allen. WILLIAM, Boston, mariner, in his will of 23 Apr. 1690, pro. 26 Jan. 1692, he gave personal tools to his s.-in-law John Bell, and resid. of est. to w. Joanna. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had William, b. 25 Sept. 1686; Elizabeth 26 July 1690, d. young; John, 23 Dec. 1693; Elizabeth 2 Jan. 1699; Benjamin, 10 Apr. 1702, d. young; Lydia, 19 June 1703, d. soon; Lydia, again, 17 July 1704; Sarah, 21 Aug. 1705, d. soon; Sarah, again, 6 Nov. 1706; and Benjamin, again, 17 Feb. 1709. Often this man's name begins with I, and the births, 1702 and 3, are insert. under both letters in the rec. but bef. always have E, and after, I, but not both.
ZERUBBABEL, Salem, s. of the gov. a physician, freem. 1665, by w. Mary wh. d. 1677, had Elizabeth wh. d. 8 Sept. 1658; Elizabeth again, b. 12 Apr. 1661, d. soon; Zerubbabel, 11 Apr. 1662, d. soon; John; Samuel; and Zerubbabel again, b. 14 Feb. 1665, both bapt. 19 Sept. 1666; Benjamin, 21 Aug. 1667; Mary; Joseph, 17 July 1672; Sarah; Elizabeth; Hannah; and Mehitable. He agreed to m. the same yr. of his w.'s d. (as in Geneal. Reg. VI. 252, is found by Coffin) Elizabeth Kimball, but, it seems, with or without reasona. excuse, took for 2d w. Elizabeth wid. of Rev. Antipas Newman, d. of Gov. John Winthrop of Conn. He sometimes resid. at Topsfield on the ancestr. est. but the farm, on wh. he and his f. had most expend. their affect. was in that part of S. now Danvers, call. by the gov. the Orchard, still cultiv. by his descend. He d. 1684.
ENDILL, MICHAEL, Isle of Shoals, was gr. jur. at Court in York 1659.
ENGLAND, JOHN, New Haven 1647, rem. to Branford, d. 1655, leav. wid. but no ch. Prob. ano. of this name in one of the Planta. of Providence had d. Ellen, wh. m. 27 July 1665, Jeremiah Wescott.
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