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

Volume #2
Farrington - Feveryear

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.

FARRINGTON, DANIEL, Wrentham 1695, perhaps s. of John of Dedham, had w. Abigail. EDMUND, Lynn, from Olney in Bucks, came in the Hopewell, Capt. Bundocke, 1635, aged 47, with w. Elizabeth 49, and ch. Sarah, 14; Matthew, 12; John, 11; and Elizabeth 8; was of the first project of sett. on L. I. 1640, perhaps went thither, but came back in few yrs. and d. 20 Jan. 1671. EDWARD, Andover, wh. m. Martha Browne, 9 Apr. 1690, was s. of the first John. 

JACOB, Andover, d. 29 June 1667, perhaps leav. wid. Elizabeth wh. m. 14 Nov. foll. Mark Graves; but he may have been unm. and she his mo. JOHN, Lynn, s. of Edmund, b. in Eng. rem. to L. I. 1640, with Rev. Abraham Pierson, and some yrs. later, came back, for the Lynn rec. has ch. of a John, by w. Elizabeth viz. Edward, b. 5 July 1662; John, 9 Mar. 1664; and Jacob, 22 July 1666. Yet perhaps as many, or more, were b. to [[vol. 2, p. 146]] him on L. I. He d. at Lynn, 2 May 1666, and his wid. gave his inv. next mo. JOHN, Dedham, m. 1650, Mary, d. of William Bullard the first, had Mary, b. 26 Mar. 1651; Sarah, 1 Sept. 1652; John, 25 Apr. 1654; Nathaniel, 9 Aug. 1656; Elizabeth 11 Apr. 1660; Hannah, 22 July 1662; Daniel, 10 Apr. 1664; Judith, 1 June 1666; Abigail, 30 Apr. 1668; Benjamin, 15 Aug. 1672; and Joseph, 10 Nov. 1681; was freem. 1668, and he d. bef. 1686, leav. wid. JOHN, Lynn, perhaps s. of Matthew, b. at L. I. was soldier in brave Capt. Gardner's comp. and wound. in the gr. fight of 19 Dec. 1675; m. 7 Oct. 1679, Lydia Hudson, had John, b. 22 Nov. 1680; and Mary, 2 Oct. 1685, was freem. 1681. 

MATTHEW, Lynn, s. of Edmund, b. in Eng. had, perhaps, accomp. his f. to L. I. with so many other neighbors, there m. had ch. and came back, and I presume those ch. wh. the town rec. shows were b. here, as Sarah, 13 Feb. 1658, d. next yr.; William, 6 May 1660; Sarah, again, 15 June 1663; and Theophilus, 13 Aug. 1666. MATTHEW, Lynn, s. of the preced. prob. tho. not rec. here, had Sarah, b. perhaps 1 Feb. 1676, d. 26 Nov. foll.; Sarah, again, 20 Sept. 1677; Martha, 2 May 1679; and Samuel, 29 Sept. 1681; was freem. 1691, at the same time with Theophilus and William, no doubt his brs. THOMAS, Newtown, L. I. may have been of the Lynn breed, possib. elder br. of first Matthew. WILLIAM, Lynn, s. of first Matthew, had William, b. 16 May 1684.

FARROW, GEORGE, Ipswich 1637, m. 16 Feb. 1644, Ann Whitmore, perhaps d. of the first John, had Mary, b. 6 Jan. 1645; Martha, 25 Feb. 1647; and George, 9 May 1650. This s. I presume, was the man k. by the Ind. at Wells, 27 Sept. 1676, as he left three ds. but William Symonds, and Joseph Storer were admors. He is ment. by Hubbard, his townsman, in Ind. Wars. JOHN, Hingham, came from Hingham, Eng. 1635, with w. Frances and one ch. Mary, wh. m. 25 Oct. 1649, Samuel Stowell, and 10 Apr. 1689, Joshua Beal; had here John, b. 6 June 1639; Remember, bapt. Aug. 1642, wh. m. 1 Feb. 1660, Henry Ward; Hannah, 9 Apr. 1648, wh. m. 9 June 1674, Nathaniel Folsom; perhaps one other d.; and Nathan, b. 17 Sept. 1654; d. 7 July 1687, not 1678, as Deane has it, at gr. age. His will of 28 Mar. pro. 17 Aug. 1687, ment. w. and all the ch. exc. Hannah, gr.d. Mary, w. of his gr.s. John Garnett, and gr.ch. Frances, and Nathan, of his d. Remember. His wid. d. 28 Jan. after him. JOHN, Hingham, s. of the preced. m. 16 Nov. 1691, sec. w. but m. 14 Aug. 1664, first, Mary Hilliard, perhaps d. of Anthony, had Mary, b. 25 Oct. 1665; Hannah, 8 Dec. 1667; Abigail, 27 Jan. 1670; John, 8 Dec. 1672; Esther, 28 June 1675; William, 17 Nov. 1677; Priscilla, 1679; Remember, 3 Feb. 1682; and Sarah, 29 Aug. 1685; and he d. 27 Jan. 1716. 

His will of 10 Feb. 1708, pro. 9 Apr. 1716, names w. Frances, and seven of his ch. all exc. Hannah, and [[vol. 2, p. 147]] William, wh. were d. gr.ch. Mary Josselyn, d. of Hannah, and Patience, d. of William. NATHAN, Hingham, br. of the preced. m. 5 Dec. 1683, Mary Garnett, had Francis, b. 16 Dec. 1684; Christian, 13 Oct. 1686; Jonathan, 20 June 1689; Benjamin, 1692; Nathan, 29 Apr. 1695; and his w. d. 27 Feb. 1710. He had ano. w. 23 Mar. 1711, Joanna, wid. of Thomas Whiton, wh. was d. of Samuel May of Roxbury, and had been wid. of Francis Gardner of H. and d. 18 Oct. 1715. His will of 7 Oct. 1715, pro. 14 Oct. 1718, names w. and all the ch. It is thot. by some, that this is the same with Farrar, but I do not incline to that opin. while owning that often the spel. of the names is interchang.

FARWELL, GEORGE, Boston, one of the adher. of Andros, wh. was imprison. 1689. HENRY, Concord, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, had w. Olive, s. Joseph, b. 20 Feb. 1641; James; perhaps Henry; John; Mary; Olive; and Elizabeth rem. to Chelmsford, there d. 1 Aug. 1670. His will, made three wks. bef. ment. w. Olive, ch. John, to wh. he gave the Concord est.; Joseph, wh. with his mo. was excor. and his w. Hannah; his own ds. Mary Bates; Olive Spalding; and Elizabeth Wilbore. HENRY, Dunstable 1673, s. of the preced. one of the first sett. at D. had Henry, wh. m. Esther, d. of Capt. Joseph Blanchard; Oliver, b. 1691, k. by the Ind. 5 Sept. 1724, leav. w. and ch.; Josiah, sole surviv. of the day, when his br. fell, in fight at the N. part of his native town, a lieut. in Lovewell's fight, slain at Pequawket, 8 May 1725; Jonathan, b. 24 July 1700; Susanna, 19 Feb. 1703; Isaac, 4 Dec. 1704; and Sarah, 4 Dec. 1706. 

JOHN, Concord, s. of first Henry, m. 4 Nov. 1658, Sarah Wheeler, freem. 1682.JOHN, Dunstable, perhaps s. of sec. Henry, b. 15 June 1686, d. at Cambridge, 10 Sept. 1709, possib. student at coll. JOSEPH, Chelmsford, s. of the first Henry, m. 1666, Hannah, d. of Isaac Learned. THOMAS, Taunton 1639, had John, wh. went to Eng. His wid. Sarah m. 8 Dec. 1686, Rev. George Shove. Baylies, I. 286, 9 II. 282.

FASSELL, or FASSETT, JOHN, Dedham, freem. 1654. NATHANIEL, Concord 1666. PATRICK, Malden, had Joseph, b. Oct. 1672; rem. to Billerica, where his name, on the tax list of 1679, with a varied spell. is print. in Geneal. Reg. V. 173.

FAULKNER, DAVID, Boston, perhaps s. or br. of Thomas of the same, by w. Mary had Martha, b. 30 Mar. 1653; Mary, 10 Nov. 1654; Thomas, 26 Sept. 1656; and I kn. no more of him, but find DAVID, Malden, by w. Elizabeth had David, b. 17 May 1687; and Benjamin, 25 Feb. 1698. EDMUND, Andover, m. (4 Feb. 1648, as the rec. shows, but Farmer says 4 July bef.) Dorothy Robinson, wh. d. 2 Dec. 1668, had Francis, b. May 1651; and John, May 1654; beside, prob. sev. others, and d. 18 Jan. 1687. Mary, wh. m. 30 May 1671, Joseph [[vol. 2, p. 148]] Marble; and Hannah, wh. m. 23 May 1689, Pasco Chubb, I suppose, were his ds. 

FRANCIS, Andover, s. of the preced. m. 12 Oct. 1675, Abigail, d. of Rev. Francis Dane; had Elizabeth wh. d. 17 Aug. 1678, and other ch. of wh. descend. are still known among us; and d. 1732. His w. was convict. of witchcraft, 1692, with so many other innocents, and after sentence to d. when the delus. began to dissip. was pardon. See Hist. Coll. of Essex Inst. I. 59. JOHN, Andover, br. of the preced. m. 19 Oct. 1682, Sarah, d. of George Abbot, had Sarah, wh. d. 1 Sept. 1689; and perhaps others, and d. 1706. THOMAS, Boston, d. 1656, his inv. being tak. 22 July of that yr. amt. £153.09.

FAUNCE, JOHN, Plymouth, came in the Ann 1623, prob. young, for no w. or ch. is ment. for ten yrs. m. 1633, Patience, d. of George Morton, had Priscilla, wh. m. Joseph Warrell; Mary, wh. m. 15 July 1658, William Harlow; Patience, wh. m. 20 Nov. 1661, John Holmes; Sarah, wh. m. 26 Feb. 1663, Edward Dotey; Thomas, b. a. 1647; Elizabeth 23 Mar. 1648, d. next yr.; Mercy, 10 Apr. 1651, wh. m. 29 Dec. 1667, Nathaniel Holmes; John, wh. d. 29 Nov. 1654, prob. young; and Joseph, 14 May 1653; and d. 18 Jan. 1687. The name, Manasseh F. wh. stands next to his in the list of passengers in the Ann, must be, without doubt, for M. Kempton. JOSEPH, Plymouth, s. of the preced. m. 3 Jan. 1678, Judith Rickard, had Hannah, b. 12 June 1679; Mary, 2 June 1681; John, 3 Dec. 1683; Mercy, 30 June 1686, d. in ten mos.; Mehitable, 27 May 1689; Joseph, 21 May 1693; Eliezur, 6 Feb. 1696; Thomas, 15 July 1698; and Benjamin, 17 Feb. 1703, d. 28 June foll. 

THOMAS, Plymouth, br. of the preced. m. 13 Dec. 1672, Jane Nelson, had Patience, b. 7 Nov. 1673, m. 2 June 1702, Ephraim Kempton, d. 1779 aged 105 and a half yrs.; John, 16 Sept. 1678; Martha, 16 Dec. 1680; Priscilla, 20 Aug. 1684; Thomas, 18 May 1687; Joanna, 24 June 1689; and Jane, 18 Nov. 1692; was deac. 1686, and rul. Elder 1699 to his d. 27 Feb. 1741, when he was aged 98, or 9, by extrav. comput.

FAVOR, or FEWER, PHILIP, Salisbury, m. 1689, Mary, d. of John Osgood, had Richard, b. 31 Mar. 1690; John, 31 Mar. 1692; and Ann, 12 Apr. 1696.

FAWER, or FOWER, BARNABAS, Dorchester, came 1635, in the James from Bristol as comp. with Rev. Richard Mather [see Young's Chron. of Mass. 450], was an assessor in 1638; by w. Dinah wh. came perhaps from Eng. with him, he had other ch. but we kn. only Eleazer, b. 18 Sept. 1642. His w. d. 9 days after; and for sec. w. he took 10 Mar. 1643, Grace, sis. of Jonathan Negoose; rem. to Boston, and d. 13 Dec. 1654; in his will, pro. 2 Feb. foll. ord. that his s. Eleazer be brought up at Mr. Cheever's sch. His wid. m. John Johnson of Roxbury. Great variety is exhib. in spell. this name; the rec. of Watertown, where he owned some ld. calls it Farr; Boston ch. rec. has it Fore; Blake's Ann. Four; Dr. Harris, Flower; but Farmer, or his corresp. made it Hawes [[vol. 2, p. 149]] by mistake of the old ff. ELEAZER, Dorchester, s. of the preced. m. 28 May 1662, Mary, d. of Daniel Preston, had Gibson, b. 1666. He made his will 13 Nov. 1665, "bound to sea," prob. never came back. His wid. m. it is said, Samuel Jenkins of Scituate, 6 July 1670. But I find no such person at S. Possib. it was S. J. of Greenwich, two yrs. later.

FAWNE, JOHN, Ipswich, freem. 2 Sept. 1635, with prefix of resp. rem. to Haverhill, had w. Elizabeth and one of his ds. m. Robert Clement.

FAXON, FAXSON, or FACKSON, JOSIAH, Braintree, s. of Richard of the same, by w. Mehitable had Josiah, b. 23 May 1690; Thomas, 8 Feb. 1692; Lydia, 30 Nov. 1695; Mehitable, 14 June 1698; Edward, 6 May 1700; Elizabeth 7 Apr. 1702; Eliashib, 10 Mar. 1701; and Sarah, 3 June 1706; d. 1731. His wid. d. of Edward Adams of Medfield, d. 1 Mar. 1753. RICHARD, Braintree 1659, s. of Thomas, b. prob. in Eng. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 26 Mar. 1655; Mary, 2 Sept. 1656, d. next yr.; Mary, again, 19 Dec. 1657; Sarah, 13 Mar. 1659; Josiah, 8 Sept. 1660; Thomas, 2 Aug. 1662; Lydia, and Hannah, tw. 1 Sept. 1663; Ebenezer, 15 Dec. 1664, d. soon; Richard, 21 June 1666; John, Apr. 1667, d. next yr.; Joseph, 26 Aug. 1669; and Abigail, 18 Sept. 1670; d. 20 Dec. 1674. His will made w. Elizabeth extrix. and names ch. Josiah, Richard, Thomas, Mary, Sarah, Hannah, and Abigail. His wid. m. 15 Jan. 1676, Caleb Hobart. 

*THOMAS, Braintree, freem. 1657, rep. 1669, had Thomas, and Richard, both, perhaps, brot. from Eng. and d. 23 Nov. 1680. He had m. 5 Sept. 1670, Sarah, wid. of William Savil, and she d. 1697. THOMAS, Braintree, s. of the preced. prob. b. in Eng. m. 11 Apr. 1653, Deborah, d. of Richard Thayer, and d. 25 May 1662; she d. 31 of same. His f. had admin. His ch. were Deborah, b. 28 May 1654, wh. m. 1 Jan. 1680, William Savil; Rebecca, 25 June 1657, m. 30 July 1678, Samuel Bass; Sarah, 21 Aug. 1659, m. 27 Nov. 1679, Joseph Weld of Roxbury; and Joanna, 20 Sept. 1661, m. Nathaniel Wales of Dorchester. THOMAS, Braintree, s. of Richard of the same, m. Mary, d. of Nathaniel Blanchard, had Richard, b. 4 Sept. 1686; and Mary, 1688; and he d. of the prevalent smallpox that prostrat. so many more of the levies for the mad expedit. of Sir William Phips against Quebec, bef. depart. 1690. In his will of 4 Aug. of that yr. he takes notice of "being prest out in the serv."

FAY, HENRY, Newbury, weaver, d. 30 June 1655, unm. JOHN, Marlborough, s. of David, wh. bot. ld. in M. 1655, yet that may not prove his personal com. came in the Speedwell 1656 from London, a youth of 8 yrs. liv. at Watertown, by w. Mary, had David, wh. d. 2 Aug. 1676, and the mo. d. not long after; and he m. 5 July 1678, Susanna, wid. of Joseph Morse, eldest d. of William Shattuck, had David, again, 23 Apr. 1679; [[vol. 2, p. 150]] Gershom, 10 Oct. 1681; Ruth, 13 July 1684; and Deliverance, 7 Oct. 1686. Shattuck says his wid. m. 30 July 1695, William Brigham, perhaps ar. co. 1678, freem. 1690, may be the progenit. of the num. race in Southborough and vicin. RICHARD, Dorchester 1634. WILLIAM, Boston 1643. Seven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and six at other N. E. coll.

FEAKE, *HENRY, Lynn 1630, freem. 14 May 1634, rem. a. 1637 to Sandwich, was rep. 1643 and 4, had d. Elizabeth wh. m. 24 Mar. 1654, John Dillingham; rem. to Newtown, L. I. a. 1656. *ROBERT, Watertown 1630, came, prob. in the fleet with Winthrop req. 19 Oct. in that yr. to be made freem. and was adm. 18 May foll. m. bef. the end of Jan. 1632, Elizabeth wid. of Henry Winthrop, d. of Thomas Fones of London, was rep. at the first Court of deput. and again 1635 and 6, and lieut. in 1635. Trumbull, in Hist. of Conn. I. 118, names him among purch. of Greenwich 1640; but his resid. was at W. where he was sev. yrs. depriv. of reason, and d. 1 Feb. 1663. His inv. was tak. 18th of same, and amt. was only £9.9.2.

FEARING, ISRAEL, Hingham, s. of John of the same, cooper, m. 22 July 1673, Elizabeth d. of Edward Wilder, had John, b. 29 Dec. 1674; Elizabeth 26 Jan. 1679; Margaret, 8 June 1680; and Israel, 29 Aug. 1682. His wid. d. 27 Jan. 1731. JOHN, Hingham, from Cambridge, Eng. it is said, came 1638, with Matthew Hawke, his employer, in the Diligent, but preparat. had been made for him, perhaps, by gr. of ld. as early as 1635, was selectman 1648, constable 1650, freem. 1652, deac. and d. 14 May 1665. His will, three days preced. is found in Vol. I. 452. It names Margaret, his w. and ch. John, and Israel, wh. was bapt. Sept. 1644; but not the ds. wh. were Mary, bapt. 18 Apr. 1647, m. 5 Dec. 1665, James Hersey; and Sarah, 29 July 1649, m. 6 Feb. 1667, Benjamin Lincoln. The wid. m. 3 Nov. 1675, Robert Williams of Roxbury. JOHN, Hingham, s. of the preced. m. 15 Dec. 1676, Hannah, d. of Nathaniel Beal, freem. 1677, d. 20 Mar. 1726; had Nathaniel, b. 2 Jan. 1680; Hannah, 20 May 1682; John, 4 Sept. 1684; David, 5 Feb. 1687; Susanna, 1 Aug. 1689; Mary, 27 Dec. 1691; and Rachel, 1 Oct. 1699, wh. d. under 12 yrs. The w. d. 14 Sept. 1717. Early the name was often spelt like the sound, Fering. Two had been gr. at Harv. and four at other N. E. coll. in 1828, says Farmer.

FELCH, HENRY, Watertown 1642, Reading 1647, may earlier have been at Gloucester, m. Hannah, d. of the first William Sargeant of the same, had Hannah, b. 26 Feb. 1650; Mary, 31 July 1653 ; Elizabeth 15 July, 1655, d. at 2 yrs.; John, 26 Feb. 1660; beside Samuel, 3 June 1657, wh. d. 22 Oct. 1661; but this is call. s. of Henry, jr. and Hannah, and the residence of the parents, wh. were also parents of Elizabeth is of Boston, in the rec. of deaths of wh. town is found that [[vol. 2, p. 151]] of Margaret, w. of Henry F. not junr. 23 June 1655. So that much uncertainty results. He rem. to Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Henry, and d. Aug. 1670, leav. wid. Elizabeth His will, pro. 27 Sept. of that yr. takes notice of w. Elizabeth of gr.ch. of s. Henry, and of Samuel Dunton, wh. m. one of his ds. HENRY, his s. d. 1699, at R. where John and Joseph liv. wh. prob. were his gr.s.

FELLOWS, JOSEPH, Ipswich, perhaps s. of William, freem. 1682. RICHARD, Hartford 1643, rem. 1659 to Springfield, soon to Northampton, and in 1661 to Hatfield, d. 1663, leav. wid. Ursula, and ch. Richard, k. by the Ind. 25 Aug. 1675; Samuel, d. unm.; Sarah, wh. m. Samuel Billings, and next, Samuel Belding, both of Hatfield; and Mary, wh. m. Joseph Leonard of Springfield. SAMUEL, Salisbury, freem. 1645, a man of esteem, by w. Ann, had Samuel, b. 13 Jan. 1647; and Hannah, 15 Sept. 1648. His w. d. 5 Dec. 1684; and he d. 6 Mar. 1698. Hannah m. 16 Nov. 1666, Nathaniel Brown. SAMUEL, Salisbury, s. of the preced. m. 2 June 1681, Abigail, perhaps d. of Thomas Barnard, had Samuel, b. 1683; Thomas, 29 Jan. 1686; Joseph, 23 Apr. 1688; Ann, 28 Apr. 1690; Ebenezer, 10 Nov. 1692; and Hannah, 20 July 1697. He was freem. 1690. WILLIAM, Ipswich, 1642, shoemaker, came in the Planter 1635, aged 24, had Ephraim, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, Mary, Elizabeth Abigail, and Sarah, the last b. 26 July 1657. From his will, pro. 27 Mar. 1677, it seems, he left wid. but her name is not seen, nor whether she was mo. of all the ch.

FELMINGHAM, or FILLINGHAM, FRANCIS, Salem 1637, came from Brampton in Suff. aged 32, that yr. with Benjamin Cooper, his f.-in-law, by the Mary Ann, from Yarmouth. Felt informs us, that next yr. he had gr. of 200 acres at what is now Wenham.

FELT, GEORGE, Charlestown 1633, liv. on Malden side, m. Elizabeth d. of wid. Prudence Wilkinson; bef. 1663 had rem. to Casco, where his s. George sett. on lands purch. many yrs. prior by the f. was a thriving man, but after his d. the f. was oppress. by younger men and soon after 1689, if not earlier, went back to Malden, there d. 1693, aet. 92. By w. Elizabeth wh. was adm. of the ch. 19 Jan. 1640, had Elizabeth George, and Mary, all bapt. 26 foll. and Moses, 20 Dec. 1641. GEORGE, Falmouth, s. of the preced. m. a d. of Jane, wid. of Arthur Mackworth (but perhaps by Samuel Andrews, her first h.), had George, Samuel, and Jonathan, was k. by the Ind. 23 Sept. 1676 on an isl. in the harbor. MOSES, Falmouth 1689, s. of first George, rem. to Malden, liv. there to great age. Rev. Joseph B. Felt, the annalist of Salem, is supposed to be of this fam. but he thinks the line cannot be traced. Comp. Hubbard, Ind. Wars, 45, Frothingham, 82, and Willis, I. 95, 148, 190. 

FELTON, BENJAMIN, Salem 1635, came with mo. Ellen, freem. 22 May 1639, by w. Mary (wh. was a sad burden to him) had John, bapt. [[vol. 2, p. 152]] 26 Jan. 1640; Remember, 28 May 1643; and Benjamin, 18 May 1646; was keep. of the prison 1676. JOHN, Lynn, perhaps s. of Nathaniel, rem. to Salem, m. 29 Nov. 1670, Mary, d. of John Tompkins, had Nathaniel, b. 8 June 1672; Mary, 30 Mar. 1674; John, 22 Mar. 1676, d. in few days; Hannah, 18 Apr. 1677; Elizabeth 28 Feb. 1679; Samuel, 1 Jan. 1683; John, 22 Aug. 1686; and his w. d. 12 Dec. 1688. He was freem. 1680. NATHANIEL, Salem 1633, a youth of 17 yrs. br. of Benjamin, went home in 1634, came again next yr. d. 30 July 1705, in 90th yr. leav. by w. Mary, John, Nathaniel, b. 15 Aug. 1655; Elizabeth 18 Mar. 1653; Ruth, and Hannah, wh. m. a. 1684, Samuel Endicott, and next, 15 Dec. 1697, Thorndike Proctor. He had also, bapt. there, Mary, 6 Apr. 1651, d. young; Mary, again, b. 15 Jan. bapt. 30 May 1658; and Susanna, 1665.

FENN, α*BENJAMIN, Dorchester, came, perhaps, 1630, in the Mary and John, yet his name is not ment. bef. 1638, soon after which he rem. to New Haven and to Milford, had two ws. of wh. first was Sarah, d. of Sylvester Baldwin, wh. d. 29 Apr. 1663, and he m. 12 Mar. 1664, Susanna Ward. Of the ch. Benjamin, bapt. 20 Sept. 1640; Joseph, 20 Nov. 1642; Sarah, Apr. 1645; Mary, 1647; and Martha, 1650; were of the first w. Samuel, 14 Mar. 1666, d. soon; Samuel, again, 4 Sept. 1667, d. young; Susanna, b. 4 May 1669; Samuel, again, bapt. 1671; and James, b. 14 May 1672; of course, were of the sec. was rep. 1653 for M. an Assist. of that Col. 1654, promot. the un. with Conn. and was an Assist. 1665 of the Chart. Col. to 1672, when he d. The will of 14 Sept. and inv. of 13 Nov. of that yr. show it. His est. was large here and in Eng. Co. Bucks, val. at £600, rents due 240, and this was by the will giv. to Samuel. Sarah, perhaps, m. Samuel Burwell; Martha, m. 14 Mar.1669, Samuel Newton; and Susanna m. William Hooker of Farmington. By the will of the wid. 9 Sept 1674, we learn, that she was about embark. for Eng. giv. her prop. chiefly to James and Susanna, refer. to her aged mo. Susanna Wood or Woad of Suckley in Co. Worcester, a. 9 ms. from the city, a parish border. on Herefordsh. beside other relatives; and by the inv. Nov. 1676, it is made prob. that she did not come back. 

BENJAMIN, Milford, s. of the preced. by w. Mehitable, d. of Jasper Gunn, had Benjamin, Mary, and Joseph, all bapt. in 1667; Sarah, 1668; Mehitable; Hannah; Martha, 1677; and Susanna; and he d. 1689, the wid. and eight ch. had the est. His heirs are, eo nomine, proprs. in 1685. The d. of a Capt. Fenn of New Haven is ment. in 1656 by John Davenport in let. to John Winthrop wh. may have been the Boston Robert, and d. at Barbados. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 13. JOSEPH, Norwalk 1654, br. of the preced. d. 1691, leav. w. Esther, and s. Joseph 3 yrs. old. RICHARD, came in the Planter 1635, aged 27, from London, but I kn. no more of him. ROBERT, Boston, a capt. from London, by w. Deborah of ch. at Salem, had Robert, bapt. 16 June 1644; and Deborah, by town rec. b. 15 Jan. bapt. 8 Feb. 1646, a. a half day old, says the rec. For sec. w. he m. 26 June 1654, Mary, wid. of Capt. Thomas Hawkins, wh surv. him, and m. 27 Feb. 1662, Henry Shrimpton.

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FENNER, ARTHUR, Providence, b. in Eng. 1622, as is said, freem. 1655, sw. alleg. June 1667, was capt. in Philip's war, 1676, as Hubbard, p. 59, remarks, did not rem. in that yr. of distress, and is referred to in Revo. in N. E. Justif. 30; had sec. or third w. Howlong, d. of William Harris, m. Dec. 1684. JOHN, Providence 1645, perhaps br. of the preced. is doubtfully spoken of as having been at New Haven. JOHN, Saybrook, had Phebe, b. 6 Sept. 1673, certain. ano. d. and perhaps more ch. was a capt. d. 1709, leav. w. Sarah, and one d. m. Gershom Palmer, and one to David Buell. His est. was £500. ROBERT, Stamford 1641. Haz. II. 214. THOMAS, Branford, or Wethersfield, d. 15 May 1647. His inv. tak. two days after, is giv. by Trumbull in Col. Rec. of Conn. I. 477. THOMAS, Providence, perhaps s. or br. of Arthur, sw. alleg. in May 1671, and in 1676, "staid and went not away." WILLIAM, Providence, br. of Arthur, Was there in 1645. Of one of these brs. descends Gov. Fenner. WILLIAM, Saybrook, a propr. bef. 1673, was d. 1680, for the Court orders inv. of his est. to be made. He may be the same as the preced.

FENTON, ROBERT, Woburn, by w. Dorothy had Robert, b. 6 Oct. 1688; Frances, 22 July 1690; and prob. rem. to Conn. and had at Mansfield in the col. other ch. certain. Jacob, 1698, and Dorothy, 1700.

FENWICK, GEORGE, Saybrook, came in May 1636 to Boston from Eng. not, as often said, 1635 (as by the letters of 10 and 23 June of the later yr. from Gov. Winthrop to his s. John, agent of Fenwick, Lords Say, Brook, and others, is plain), went home the same yr. or the foll. but came back with his w. and childr. arr. in July 1639 at New Haven with two ships, the first, and perhaps the last, that ever came direct to that port from Eng. His establishm. was independ. until Dec. 1644, when he sold to Conn. From all on the riv. above he had rec. up to that time acknowledgm. of his territor. jurisdict. by payment at his fort in the river's mo. He had been in Eng. a lawyer, call. of Grays Inn, London; and now, on our side of the water, was chos. Assist. at the Court of elect. bef. and was at the head, after Gov. and Dep. so cont. at the choice in May 1648, after he had gone home. In Eng. he was in high esteem for capac. and honor, a col. in the army of the N. gov. of Tynemouth, mem. of Parliam. nam. one of the High Court of Justice, the monstrous tribunal for sentence of the king, wh. serv. happily he escaped. His w. Alice d. here, and her monum. remains on the bank of the river where he bur. her; of his fam. we kn. only sis. Elizabeth wh. m. 20 May 1648, Capt. John Cullick, and ds. Elizabeth Dorothy, and Mary, and infer, that the last d. bef. her f. as he does not name her in his will. He was of the ancient house of F. whose power was great in Berwick, Durham, and Northumberland; and he enjoy. much influence in Parliam. and after the end of the civ. war, in the army, where he was col. [[vol. 2, p. 154]] his first w. was the lady Alice, wid. of Sir John Boteler, and d. of Sir Edward Apsley. 

He d. at Berwick, of wh. he was Gov. on 15 Mar. and the will of 8 Mar. 1657, with a codic. next day, pro. 27 Apr. foll. makes d. Elizabeth extrix. provides for d. Dorothy, and abundantly for w. Catharine, wh. I take to be eldest d. of Sir Arthur Haslerigg, the energetic leader in the cause of liberty in the council and field, who, as well as Fenwick, was nominat. by Cromwell to serve in the pretended High Court of Justice for condemnat. of the king; but they both escap. the snare. Haslerigg is in the will call. f.-in-law; also Clavering, wh. may have been sec. h. of his mo. and Fenwick calls hims. of Worminghurst, near Steyning in Sussex. Besides this Co. he had est. in Middlesex and Kent. By J. Hammond Trumbull, wh. expend. large research, and with liberality of bestowing equal to the affluence of his acquis. I am instruct. that our Col. F. was the last male of this disting. fam. in the Brinkburn branch; that his eldest d. Elizabeth m. Roger of the Stanton branch; and that their eldest s. John, by m. with Margaret, d. of William of the Bywell branch, had united the three houses into one. For this he cites Wallis' Hist. of Northumb. His wid. m. Col. Philip Babington, Gov. of Berwick under Charles II. Hutch. has good acco. of him in Hist. I. 100; and a letter of his, 1639, at Saybrook, in Coll. 107. See, also, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 184. FERGOOSE, PETER. See Vergoose.

FERGUSON, or FERGINSON, ARCHIBALD, Marblehead, m. Mary, d. of Moses Maverick, but I kn. nothing more, exc. that her right appears on settlem. of her f.'s est. 1698. Geneal. Reg. VIII. 270. DANIEL, Kittery, d. 1676, leav. wid. Mary, wh. present. inv. 17 June of £103. HERBERT, Springfield, took o. of alleg. 31 Dec. 1678 or next day.

FERMAN, JOHN, Salem, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 11 Feb. 1675. JOHN, Haddam, had Dorothy, b. 10 May 1681. THOMAS, Salem 1675.


FERNALD, REGINALD, Portsmouth 1631, sent over by Capt. Mason, the patentee, is the first surgeon among, N. H. sett. was of the gr. jury 1643, recorder 1654, d. 1656, leav. w. Joanna, s. John, Samuel, William, and Thomas. THOMAS, Portsmouth 1631, perhaps br. of the preced. Adams, Ann. 19; Belkn. I. 28. The name has been well perpet.

FERNESIDE, FERNISIDE, or FARNYSEEDE, JOHN, Duxbury 1643, m. Elizabeth d. of Comfort Starr, but had his first ch. Jacob, b. 28 July 1642, rec. at Boston, perhaps after rem. thither, also Mary, 8 Sept. 1646; Hannah, 8 May 1650; Lydia, 3 Apr. 1653; Elizabeth 26, bapt. 31 Oct. 1658; and Ruth, 20 Aug. 1661. Of these ch. only three were alive in Apr. 1659, when gr.f. Starr made his will, as is plain from it; but he was liv. 1677. His wid. Elizabeth d. 4 June 1704, aged 83. Hannah m. 1673, Reuben Hull of Portsmouth.

FERNAM, ROBERT, Oyster Bay, L. I. 1664, a commiss. for Conn.

FERNES, SAMUEL, New Haven, had Samuel, b. 2 July 1663; Elizabeth 7 Dec. 1665, wh. m. 18 Nov. 1684, Thomas Sperry; and John, 3 Mar. 1668.

FERNIS, BENJAMIN, Salem 1640 Felt. Possib. the name may be Ferris.

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FERRIS, JAMES, Greenwich, s. of Jeffry, had est. there 1672, and in deed, of 30 Mar. 1719, names s. James, Nathaniel, and Samuel. JEFFRY, Watertown, prob. freem. 6 May 1635, was one of the first sett. at Wethersfield, thence rem. to Greenwich, where his w. Susanna d. 23 Dec. 1660; and he rem. to Stamford, there d. 1666, leav. ch. as ment. in his will, James, Peter, Joseph, and d. Mary Lockwood, w. of Jonathan. JOSEPH, Greenwich 1672, s. of the preced. m. 20 Nov. 1657, Ruth, d. of Nicholas Knapp, had Peter, wh. d. 3 Jan. 1691, aged 30. *PETER, Stamford, s. of Jeffrey, freem. 1662, rep. 1667. He had Peter, b. 20 Aug. 1657; and Elizabeth 20 Jan. 1660, wh. d. in few wks. ZECHARIAH, Charlestown 1675, freem. 1676, m. 12 or 19 Nov. 1673, Sarah Blood, possib. d. of Richard of Lynn, had Zechariah, bapt. 6 Feb. 1676; Sarah, 12 Nov. 1676; and Hannah, 18 July 1680.

FERRY, CHARLES, Springfield, sw. alleg. last day of Dec. 1678 or next day, as did his s. John; m. 1661, Sarah Harmon, had John, b. 1662; Charles, 1665; Samuel, 1667, d.soon; Sarah, 1668, d. bef. her f.; Mary, 1671; Gershom, 1674; Solomon, 1677, d. young; Mary, 1680; Elizabeth 1683; and Solomon, again, 1686; was freem. 1671, and d. 3 July 1699, leav. 7 ch. of wh. descend. are many. CHARLES, Springfield, s. of the preced. freem. 1690.

FERSON, or FURSON, THOMAS, Dover, 1644-8.

FESSENDEN, BENJAMIN, Sandwich, s. of Nicholas, kept the sch. at his native place four yrs. from leav. coll. and was ord. at S. 22 July 1722, that was Sunday; but ano. date 12 Sept. is giv. in the fam. geneal. From that, wh. tells, also, that he was engag. as physician, in extensive practice, I learn, that he m. 1724, Rebecca Smith, had nine ch. and d. 1746. EBENEZER, Cambridge, br. of the preced. m. 1733, Alice Babcock, had two ds. JOHN, Cambridge, from Kent, Eng. freem. 2 June 1641, selectman often, d. 21 Dec. 1666, without ch. His wid. Jane, d. 13 Jan. 1683, aged 80. JOHN, Cambridge, s. of Nicholas the first, had w. and three or more ch. JOSEPH, Cambridge, youngest br. of the preced. m. 1733, Mindwell Oldham. 

NICHOLAS, Cambridge, b. in Eng. prob. at Canterbury, a. 1650, came a. 1674, perhaps with w. Margaret, prob. also, sis. Hannah (wh. m. 27 Oct. 1674 John Sewell, br. of Samuel, aft. the Ch. J. and tradit. tells, that the F. and S. fams. were relat. in the mother country), to inherit est. of the preced. wh. prob. was his uncle, had Jane, wh. d. 24 July 1676; Hannah d. 4 Sept. 1676; Hannah, again, b. 1677, wh. m. John Chipman, as fam. tradit. says; John, 1678; Nicholas, 1680; Thomas, d. 28 Jan. 1683; Nicholas, b. a. 1682, H. C. 1701; Thomas, again, 1684; Margaret, 1686; Jane, 1688, wh. m. 1711, Samuel Winship of Lexington; Mary, 1689, wh. m. 1712, capt. Joshua Parker of Cambridge; William, b. a. 1693; and Benjamin, 30 Jan. 1701, H. C. 1718; beside Ebenezer; and Joseph. His w. d. 10 Dec. 1717, aged 61; and he d. 24 Feb. 1719, aged 68. NICHOLAS, Cambridge, s. of the preced. m. 8 Aug. 1706, Sarah Coolidge, was master of the gr. sch. d. 5 Oct. 1719. Of his ch. we kn. only Stephen, b. 1719, H.C. 1737. THOMAS, Lexington, br. of the preced. m. 1708, Abigail Patten, had four ch. next m. Abigail Locke, and had eight more, and toook third w. Ann Fillebrown, but had no more ch. WILLIAM, Cambridge, br. of the preced. m. 1716, Martha Wyeth, d. perhaps, of John, had sev. ch. of wh. one was, perhaps, William, H.C. 1737; in 1728 m. Martha Brown, had seven more, and d. 1756. The name, in descend. of first Nicholas, has been well perpet. nine of wh. 5 were min. were s. of H.C. and as many more in 1834 at other N. E. coll.; but it has been strangely written, Haz. making it Phisenden; the town rec. Fishenden; and matchless Mitchell, Fezington.

FEVERYEAR, EDWARD, Salem, m. 30 Aug. 1664, Tabitha, d. of Nathaniel Pickman, had Priscilla, b. 7 Apr. 1665, d. in two mos.; Elizabeth 20 Jan. 1667; Edmund, 15 Feb. 1669, d. Aug. 1670; John, 15 Jan. 1671; Mary, 22 May 1673; and Edmund, 23 Apr. 1676; m. 6 June 1688, sec. w. Mary wid. of Joseph Hardy, d. of John Grafton, had Grafton, b. 31 Mar. 1689; and Benjamin, 14 Jan. 1693; and she d. Nov. 1705. This may be name of a Huguenot refugee.

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