Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
FIELD, ALEXANDER, Charlestown 1640, shoemaker, rem. to Salem 1642, with a w. was freem. 1649, may have rem. to New Haven, there m. Gillian, wid. of Richard Mansfield, and d. 1666. His wid. d. 1670. [[vol. 2, p. 156]] DANIEL, Providence, took the o. of alleg. May 1671. DARBY, Exeter 1638, an Irishman, the first European, prob. wh. went up to the summit of the White Mountains, accomp. by two Ind. was 18 days in all upon the way; rem. a. 1645 to Dover, prob. and d. 1649, leav. wid. and tradit. says ch. perhaps that Elizabeth wh. m. 28 Jan. 1664, Stephen Jones; and s. Joseph; and Zachary, b. 1645. Both, prob. Zachary, certain. perpet. the name. Winthrop II. 67.
GEORGE, Boston, prob. bef. 1655, rem. to Sudbury. JAMES, Dedham, freem. 1683. JOHN, Providence 1637, prob. was of Bridgewater after 1655. JOHN, Providence, sw. alleg. June 1668, and was then call. junr. so that he may have been s. of the preced. and perhaps Ruth, wh. m. 7 Jan. 1669, John Angel, was his sis. But whether Deborah, wh. d. there 1679, were mo. sis. ch. or cous. is only for conject. JOHN, Hatfield, s. of Zechariah, m. 17 Dec. 1670, Mary, d. of Alexander Edwards, had John, b. 11 May 1672; Mary, 2 Feb. 1674, d. early; Zechariah, Aug. 1676; Benjamin, 14 Feb. 1679; Mary, again, 20 Feb. 1681; Bethia, a. 1684; Sarah, 2 Feb. 1688; Abilene, wh. d. 6 May 1689, prob. very young; Ebenezer, and Abilena, tw. 2 July 1690; was freem. 1690; and d. 26 June 1717. JOSEPH, Dover 1657, s. of Darby, d. bef. 1694.
JOSEPH, Hatfield, br. of John of the same, m. 28 June 1683, Joanna, d. of the first John Wyatt, had Mary, b. 18 July 1684; Joanna, 9 Dec. 1686, d. young; Joseph, 9 June 1689; a d. 15 Mar. 1691, d. soon; Joanna, again, 9 Jan. 1693; Lydia, 26 June 1695; Jonathan, 13 Oct. 1697; Martha, 19 Oct. 1699; Abigail, 4 Sept. 1702; Israel, 29 June 1705, d. next mo. and Thankful, 19 Sept. 1707, d. next mo. He rem. a. 1714 to Sunderland, then call. Swampfield, there his d. Abigail d. 10 Jan. 1721; and he m. 2 July 1722, Mary Belding, and d. 15 Feb. 1736, aged a. 78. ROBERT, Boston, tailor, came in the James from Southampton, arr. 3 June 1635, in the clearance call. of Yealing, or Pealing, as Mr. Somerby read the docum. was prob. at Providence 1638, but soon after came to B. by w. Mary, prob. d. of Christopher Stanley, wh. surv. him, had John, bapt. 26 May 1644; Robert, b. 30 Nov. 1647, d. young; Thomas, d. young; William, bapt. 17 Mar. 1650; Thomas, again, 1, bapt. 7 Dec. 1651; Thomas, again, b. 28 Nov. 1652; Robert, again, 11 Sept. 1653, whose bapt. is not found; John, again, 9, bapt. 15 June 1656; Elizabeth 17, bapt. 20 June 1658; Sarah, 20 Oct. 1660, d. young, unbapt.; Daniel, 6, bapt. 7 Sept. 1662; and Sarah, again, 25, bapt. 26 Mar. 1665. ROBERT, Saco 1653, perhaps was of Braintree, freem. 1690.
ROBERT, Newtown, L.I. took, with others, in 1645, a patent from the Dutch Gov. Kieft, for Flushing, had Robert; John, wh. rem. to Boundbrook, N. J.; Hannah, wh. m. 7 May 1656, John Brown; Elizabeth wh. was 2d or 3d w. of famous John Underhill, or more prob. may have been w. of his s. [[vol. 2, p. 157]] John; and Benjamin. SAMUEL, Hatfield, s. of Zechariah, m. 9 Aug. 1676, Sarah Gilbert of Springfield, had Samuel, b. 27 Feb. 1678; Thomas, 30 June 1680; Sarah, 30 June 1683; Zechariah, 29 Aug. 1685; Ebenezer, 17 Mar. 1688; Mary, 23 July 1690; Josiah, 5 Nov. 1692; and Joshua, 9 Apr. 1695. He serv. in Philip's war, espec. at the Falls fight under Turner, 18 May 1676, in revenge for wh. (it is believ.) he was k. over 20 yrs. later, in time of peace, by the Ind. 24 July 1697. THOMAS, Salem, m. 2 Mar. 1681, Mary, d. of John Leach, had Thomas, b. 17 Jan. foll.; Mary, 4 Sept. 1683; and Samuel, 5 Dec. of uncert. yr.
THOMAS, Providence, wh. sw. alleg. 1 June 1667, was, perhaps neph. certainly success. to William at Field's point, had one d. and twelve s. of wh. were Thomas, Jeremiah, William, Anthony, Charles, John, Jonathan, Joseph, and Nathaniel, all at or near Providence; did not rem. in 1676, and d. 10 Aug. 1717. α WILLIAM, Providence, perhaps br. of John, complain. 1643, against Samuel Gorton to governm. of Mass. was Assist. 1650, 8, 60, and in new chart. 1663. WILLIAM, Providence, s. perhaps of Thomas, had Thomas, b. 3 Jan. 1670; Mary, 1 June 1673; Elizabeth 27 Aug. of yr. not visible; Amos, without day or month, 1677; and William, 8 June 1682, as in his fam. bible is writ.
ZECHARIAH, Hartford 1639, had w. Mary, rem. a. 1659 to Northampton, thence, 1663, to Hatfield, d. 28 June 1666; had Mary, b. a. 1643, m. 4 Oct. 1663, Joshua Carter; Zechariah; John; Samuel; and Joseph; as above ment. So num. are descend. that almost every state and territory of U. S. has some. ZECHARIAH, Hatfield, prob. eldest s. of the preced. m. 17 Dec. 1668, Sarah, d. of John Webb the first, had Zechariah, b. 12 Sept. 1669, prob. d. young; Ebenezer, 31 Oct.1671; John, 8 Dec. 1673; rem. to Deerfield, and d. 1674. ZECHARIAH, Providence, sw. alleg. May 1671, and in 1676, staid thro. the war; may have been of Dover 1664, possib. s. of Darby, but much more prob. of John, or William; by w. Sarah had s. Zechariah, b. 30 Jan. 1686; and Daniel, 9 Aug. 1690; and was liv. 1708. Twenty-seven of this name have been gr. at N. E. coll. of wh. 5 clerg. and only one at Harv.
FIELDER, STEPHEN, Boston, m. Mary, d. of John Griggs of Roxbury, had Sarah, b. 30 May 1685. I suppose he liv. but a short time, and perhaps at R. where Sarah m. 24 May 1704, John Ruggles.
FIENNES, CHARLES, a signer of the addr. with Gov. Winthrop 7 Apr. 1630, on board the Arbella, was of the noble house of Say and Seale. See Hutch. I. 487; and Young's Chron. of Mass. 298. It is writ. Fines, perhaps in conform. with sound. If he did not land in the way down channel, he, no doubt, went home in July with Revel, one of the Assist. to secure supplies for the Col. He was b. at Broughton, Co. Oxford, bred at the University of that city, d. 14 Apr. 1662, always a good fr. of N. E. and one of the patentees of Conn. Trumbull, Hist. I. 495. One [[vol. 2, p. 158]] of his ds. m. Theophilus, Earl of Lincoln, wh. was br. of the ws. of our Isaac Johnson and John Humphrey.
FIFIELD, ABRAHAM, Woburn, perhaps s. of Giles, d. 11 Sept. 1711, aged 57. BENJAMIN, Hampton, prob. s. of William, m. 28 Dec. 1670, Mary, d. of Edward Colcord, had Mehitable, b. 9 Apr. 1687, perhaps others, was k. by the Ind. 1 Aug. 1706, aged a. 60. GILES, Charlestown, m. 7 June 1652, Mary, d. of Abraham Perkins of Hampton, had two or more ch. and rem. to Hampton, there had Mary, b. 28 Nov. 1659, d. soon; perhaps went back in few yrs. to C. and had there bapt. Abraham; Giles; Richard, b. 20 Dec. 1663, d. soon; Richard, 6 Nov. 1665; John; and Mary, again, 15 Sept. 1667; all exc.the first Richard, on 19 June 1670; Deborah, 6 July 1673; and Thomas, 9 Jan. 1676; but the two last, whose mo. d. 1676, were by sec. w. m. 2 May 1672, Judith, wid. of Samuel Convers, eldest d. of Rev. Thomas Carter; was freem. 1671, and d. 1716. His d. Mary m. 9 Jan. 1673, Samuel Haynes; and Deborah m. I presume, lieut. John Jackson of Cambridge, as his sec. w. JOHN, Mass. d. 18 Aug. 1665. Farmer. WILLIAM, came in the Hercules 1634, was prob. at Ipswich first, next yr. at Newbury, rem. 1639 to Hampton, there m. sec. w. 26 Oct. 1693, Hannah Cram, unless she was w. of the sec. William of H. wh. d. 8 Mar. 1715, aged 66; and d. 18 Dec. 1700, aged 85. The Hampton rec. says Mary F. aged 80 yrs. d. Nov. 1683. Perhaps she was mo. of first William.
FILCHER ------, Braintree, an officer of the sett. at Mount Wollaston 1626. Prince, in Ann. prints the name Fitcher, and Baylies, I. 135, obeys him; but Morton, 136, Hubbard, 103, Increase Mather, and others, give it as above. He was driven away by the wild company of Morton of Merry Mount, as the Plymouth Morton tells.
FILER, or FYLER, GEORGE, Northampton, a surgeon, neph. of Walter, had Judith, b. 1664; and Samuel, 1666; rem. to Westfield, bec. a Quaker, and rem. it is thought, to Shelter isl. 1674. JOHN, Windsor, s. of Walter, was a trader, m. 17 Oct. 1672, Elizabeth Doleman, and in 1686 m. Bethesda Pool, d. of William of Dorchester, and d. 1723, without ch. but leave good est. *WALTER, Dorchester 1630, came prob. in the Mary and John, freem. 14 May 1634, rem. to Windsor 1636, had John, b. 12, bapt. 18 Sept. 1642, H. C. 1666, bef. ment. and Zerubabel, 3, bapt. 23 Dec. 1644, was rep. in 1661 and 3, and d. 12 Dec. 1683. His wid. Jane d. 1690.
ZERUBABEL, Windsor, s. of the preced. m. 27 May 1669, Experience, d. of Elder John Strong of Northampton, had Thomas, b. 25 Jan. bapt. 6 Mar. 1670; Jane, 1 Jan. bapt. 7 1672; Zerubabel, 31 Oct. 1673, d. soon; Zerubabel, again, 25 Dec. 1674; John, 2 Mar. 1676; rem. to Suffield, and had Samuel, and Abigail, tw. 5 Jan. 1680, both d. soon; Samuel, again, 26 Sept. 1681, d. young; Abigail, 8 Apr. 1683; went back to W. and had there Stephen, [[vol. 2, p. 159]] 1688; Ebenezer, 2 Dec. 1690, d. soon; Experience, 25 Dec. 1691; and Elizabeth 2 June 1694; and he d. Apr. 1715. Next yr. seven of the 13 ch. made div. of the est.
FILIN, or FILEEN, JOHN, came 1637, in the Mary Ann from Yarmouth, in comp. with Philemon Dickinson, as servants of Benjamin Cooper, who was of Brampton in Suff. No more is kn. of him.
FILLEBROWN, THOMAS, Charlestown 1658, Cambridge 1665, or earlier, by w. Anna had Thomas ; and Mary, both b. bef. 1666; Anna, bapt. 14 Oct. 1666, d. 9 Aug. 1685. [See Harris, Epit. 13.] He was freem. 1666 or 8, the name being ent. at each yr. and d. 7 June 1713, and his w. d. 31 Mar. foll. both aged 82. Harris, 46, 47. But it is observ. he supposes him to be s. of Gordon F. when we believe no such person existed. The error prob. arose from misread. the abbr.--Goo. for goodman, as if it were a name of bapt.--Gordon. Mary m. 8 Oct. 1688, Nathaniel Cutter. THOMAS, Cambridge, s. of the preced. m. 16 Dec. 1688, Rebecca, d. of Richard Cutter.
FILLEY, SAMUEL, Windsor, s. of William, m. 29 Oct. 1663, Ann, d. of Jonathan Gillet, had Ann, b. 16 Aug. 1664; Mary, 12 Apr. 1667; Abigail, 20 Jan. 1669, d. soon; Samuel, 2 Apr. 1670, d. young; Jonathan, 30 Nov. 1672; Samuel, again, 7 Mar. 1674; Josiah, 21 Jan. 1676; John, 18 Feb. 1678; and Abigail, again, 3 Jan. 1680; and Samuel, again, 8 Sept. 1681; and Mary, again, 14 Dec. 1683. WILLIAM, Windsor 1640, or earlier, m. 2 Sept. 1642, Margaret, had Samuel, b. 24 Sept. 1643, bef. ment.; John, 15 Dec. 1645, Mary; Elizabeth 4 Mar. 1650; Abigail, 21 Aug. 1658; Deborah, 21 Mar. 1661; and William, 7 Mar. 1665, wh. d. at W. 1707, without ch. Mary m. 5 Apr. 1666, Joseph Skinner; Elizabeth m. 17 Nov. 1669, David Winchell; and Abigail m. 26 Aug. 1680, John Bissell.
FINCH, ABRAHAM, Wethersfield, was first, prob. of Watertown, and freem. 3 Sept. 1634, but rem. soon, was, it is said, constable 1636, in Conn. fell in the Pequot war 1637; and in 1640, when his s. was a minor, the est. was admin. He left only s. Abraham. The wid. Dorothy m. in 1637 or 8, John Edwards, had six ch. by him, and after m. Richard Tousley of Saybrook, in 1676 was a third time wid. ABRAHAM, Wethersfield, s. of the preced. rem. with his mo. to Saybrook. freem. 1658, d. unm. and gave his prop. to sis. ch. of John Edwards. DANIEL, prob. of Watertown, and br. it may be of first Abraham, came, I suppose, in the fleet with Winthrop freem. 18 May 1631, rem. to Wethersfield, with first sett. there was, perhaps, constable 1636; thence to Stamford, of wh. he was one of the orig. proprs. and in 1653 to Fairfield, there made contr. of m. 25 Dec. 1657, with Elizabeth wid. of John Thompson of the same, and d. Mar. 1667; in his will names s. Nathaniel, with gr.ch. Abraham and three ds.
HENRY, a soldier in Turner's comp. [[vol. 2, p. 160]] 1 Mar. 1676. JOHN, Watertown 1630, perhaps br. of Daniel, rem. 1637, to Wethersfield, there was k. 30 Oct. 1637, by Nepaupuck, a Pequot capt. who for that act, says Trumbull, I. 112, was, after trial, put to death, 30 Oct. 1639. But Dr. Bacon shows, 339-43 from the rec. that the poor Ind. suffered for k. Abraham, not John, which was in open war, for Conn. had declared it 1 May preced. and so appears a sad example (would it had been the last in our country!) of judicial murder. JOSEPH, Greenwich 1672. SAMUEL, Roxbury, freem. 14 May 1634, was some time at Wethersfield, came back to R. and m. 13 Dec. 1654, Judith, wid. I think, of William Potter, as sec. w. for in 1638 he had w. Martha and 6 in fam. d. 27 Jan. 1674.
FINNEY, JOHN, Plymouth 1643, had w. Christian, wh. d. 9 Sept. 1649. His mo. d. 22 Apr. 1650, aged above 80 yrs. JEREMIAH Bristol, by Dr. Stiles mark. as hav. a w. in Feb. 1689, as also, is JOSHUA, at the same time, but of either no more is told. *ROBERT, Plymouth 1643, was rep. 1657, and 8 yrs. more, deac. 1667, d. 7 Jan. 1688, aet. 88; and his wid. Phebe d. 1710, aged 91. More common spell. of this name is Phinney, wh. see.
FIRMIN, FERMAN, or FIRMAN, GILES, Boston, came from Sudbury in Co. Suff. 1630, no doubt with Rev. George Phillips, wh. was min. of that parish, in the fleet with Winthrop first sat down at Watertown with his former teach. but rem. in two yrs. to B. where his s. of the same name had some time prior join. our ch.; was chos. deac. in 1633, and a selectman, freem. 4 Mar. 1634, and d. in Sept. foll. GILES, Boston, s. of the preced. came, perhaps, with his f. 1630, but sett. at B. bef. him, rem. prob. with Rev. John Ward, his br.-in-law, to Haverhill, but first was at Ipswich 1638, freem. 22 May 1639; m. Susan, d. of Rev. Nathaniel Ward; practised physic, hav. been bred at the univ. of Cambridge; in 1644, or soon after, went home, and preach. with gr. effect, sett. as rector at Shalford in Essex. In a sermon bef. Parliam. and the Westminster Assembly, he said, that in our country, in seven yrs. "I never heard one profane oath, and all that time never did see a man drunk," wh. is better proof of his keeping good comp. than of searching for opportunity. Punishm. were frequent enough for such offences; but his presence was, no doubt, protection of both eyes and ears. He was ejected, as Calamy shows, in 1662, and d. at Ridgewell, Apr. 1697. JOHN, Watertown 1630, came, prob. in the fleet with Winthrop lost his hut by fire in Nov. of the first yr. freem. 18 May 1631. Perhaps he went home, and came again, from Ipswich in Suff. by the Elizabeth 1634, aged 46, was selectman 1638, and deac.
JOSIAH, Boston 1640, liv. with Gov. Winthrop freem. 2 June 1641. ROBERT, Newtown, L. I. one of the first sett. 1645. THOMAS, Ipswich, freem. 22 May 1639, had w. Sarah; may have been rel. to Giles, liv. in the same town, and tak. the oath on the same day, was a merch. of good est. rem. to Salisbury 1652.
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FISH, DANIEL, Portsmouth, R. I. s. of Thomas of the same, m. 1 May 1682, Abigail, d. of Thomas Mumford, had Comfort, b. 7 Feb. 1683; Thomas, 3 July 1685; Ruth, 2 Nov. 1687; Daniel, 11 July 1690; Sarah, 29 Jan. 1694; and Jeremiah, 15 Sept. 1698. GABRIEL, Boston, an early inhab. rem. 1638 to Exeter, but in short time came to B. again, by w. Elizabeth had Deborah, b. 20 Dec. 1642; but the ch. rec. says she was bapt. 11, aged a. 8 days; Abel, 5, bapt. 23 Dec. 1644. JOHN, Lynn, rem. 1637 to Sandwich, carr. s. Jonathan, and Samuel, perhaps others; may have had Caleb, b. 18 Aug. 1649, wh. d. at 6 mos. or this may be s. of Jonathan or Nathaniel, went 1655 to New London, but back soon to S. and d. 1663.
JOHN, R. I. freem. at Portsmouth 1655, may have been of Stonington 1670. JOHN, New London, s. of the first John, prob. rem. a. 1684. JONATHAN, Sandwich, br. of first John, had liv. at Lynn, but at S. had Nathaniel, b. 18 Dec. 1650; John; and Samuel; rem. to Newtown, L. I. 1659, d. a. 1663. He was progenit. of Hamilton F. late gov. of N. Y. NATHANIEL, Sandwich 1643, perhaps br. of John, had Nathaniel, b. 27 Nov. 1648; and John, 13 Apr. 1651. One Fish of Sandwich m. Lydia, d. of Rev. John Miller. ROBERT, Portsmouth, R. I. m. 11 Sept. 1686, Mary, d. of Zuriel Hall, had Robert, b. 17 May 1690; Mary, Mar. 1693; William, 7 June 1695; Zuriel, 10 July 1697; Isaac, 25 Dec. 1699; Alice, 3 July 1702; Jonathan, 27 Oct. 1704; Daniel, 17 May 1707; and David, 7 Mar. 1710. SAMUEL, New London, s. perhaps of first John, had Samuel, b. 1682; John, d. young; Moses, 1686; Abigail, 1690; Aaron, 1693; and Nathaniel, 1699. THOMAS, Portsmouth, R. I. 1655, may be of Boston 1656, perhaps rem. to Portsmouth, R. I. where Mary, his d. m. 18 Mar. 1671 or 2, Francis Brayton, the sec. He d. 1687, and his will of 1673 names w. Mary, wh. was d. s. Daniel, John, Robert, Thomas; and ds. Mehitable wh. m. a Tripp; and Mary, bef. ment. beside Alce or Alice, wh. m. the sec. Henry Knowles. He had also an earlier w. m. 10 Dec. 1668, Grizigon, d. of John Strange, and as the Portsmouth rec. shows, had Alice, b. 15 Sept. 1671; Grizzel, 12 Apr. 1673; Hope, 5 Mar. 1676; Preserved, 12 Aug. 1679; and Mehitable, 22 July 1684. Perhaps by a former w. he had Daniel, bef. ment. and THOMAS, wh. d. bef. his f. but had left s. Preserved. Yet it may be that f. and s. are confus. WILLIAM, Windsor 1647-75, was freem. 1669, but is not kn. to have had w. or ch. Five of this name had been gr. in 1825, at Harv. of wh. four were clerg. and four at the other N. E. coll. of wh. two were clerg.
FISHER, AMOS, Dedham 1677, s. of the first Daniel of the same, freem. 1690, m. 12 Mar. 1680, Mary Ellis, d. of Richard, had Mary, b. 21 Aug. 1682; Amos, 2 June 1687; Elizabeth 14 Apr. 1691; and his w. d. in a fortnight after. On 22 Dec. foll; he m. Ruth Adams, and had Ruth, 9 [[vol. 2, p. 162]] Nov. 1693; Esther, 6 Sept. 1699; and this w. d. 10 Feb. 1730, perhaps after the h. ANTHONY, Dorchester, call. sen. freem. 1645, was selectman 1646; d. 1671, in his 80th yr. Says Blake. He had m. 14 Nov. 1663, as sec. w. Isabel, w. of Edward Breck. His inv. of 12 May 1671 was ret. by s. Daniel and Nathaniel, and in July foll. they, with Cornelius, sis. Joanna, wid. of his s. Anthony and Daniel Morse, wh. m. Lydia, ano. sis., all b. in Eng., div. the est.
ANTHONY, Dedham 1637, b. at Syleham, near Eye in Co. Suff. on the border of Norf. eldest son of the preced. ar. co. 1644, freem. perhaps 1646, d. 13 Feb. 1670. In his inv. taken 7 Apr. 1670, he is call. late of Dorchester, yet perhaps he had never rem. from Dedham, bef. some recent day. He m. 7 Sept. 1647, Joanna Faxon, prob. sis. of Richard, had Mehitable, b. 27 June 1648; Josiah, 1 May 1654; Sarah, 27 Oct. 1658; and Elizabeth 18 Sept. 1669. The wid. long surv. and d. 16 Oct. 1694. It is not easy to discrimin. betw. these two Anthonies, both call. late of Dorchester, where ea. had lds. d. so near in time, or to resolve wh. was freem. in 1645, wh. in 1646.
*CORNELIUS, Dedham, b. in Eng. s. of the first Anthony, carpenter, freem. 2 May 1649, liv. in that pt. wh. bec. Wrentham, m. 22 Feb. 1653, Leah, perhaps d. of Nathaniel Heaton, had Leah, b. 5 May 1656; Experience, 10 Jan. 1658; Cornelius, 8 Feb. 1660; Ann, 20 Aug. 1661; Eleazer, 8 July 1663; and his w. d. 12 Jan. foll. He m. 24 July 1667, Sarah, d. of Richard Everett, wh. d. 28 Feb. 1676, had Dorothy, 17 Apr. 1667; Sarah, 1668; and Jonathan. b. 26 Oct. 1671, d. young; was rep. under the new chart. 1692, d. 2 Jan. 1699, "the first head of a fam. wh. d. in the town in a nat. way for 30 yrs." CORNELIUS, Wrentham, s. of the preced. by w. Ann, or Hannah, d. of Jonathan Whitney of Sherborn, wh. d. 6 Mar. 1701, had Jonathan, b. 22 Feb. 1691; Cornelius, 29 Sept. 1692; Isaac, 19 May 1694; and Ann, 28 Mar. 1696. He m. next, 27 Mar. 1702, Mary Colburn. +*|| DANIEL, Dedham, eldest s. of Anthony of the same, b. in Eng. freem. 13 May 1640, ar. co. 1640, m. 17 Nov. 1641, Abigail, d. of Thomas Marrett of Cambridge, a capt. rep. 1658-82, exc. two yrs. speaker 1680, Assist. 1683, on 8 Oct. of wh. yr. he d. and his wid. d. three days after. He had Abigail, b. 2, bapt. 23 Aug. 1646, wh. m. 1 Mar. 1667, John Houlton or Holten; Daniel, 26 Feb. bapt. 17 Mar. 1650; Lydia, 14 July, bapt. 1 Aug. 1652, wh. m. 3 Dec. 1674 Nathaniel Chickering; Amos, bapt. 8 Oct. 1654, tho. in town rec. his b. was in Nov. after; John, 20 July 1656; Jeremiah, 12 Dec. 1658, wh. d. at 18 yrs. and Esther, bapt. 4 Aug. 1667, tho. her b. if we believe the town rec. was on 5, wh. m. 31 July 1690, Timothy Dwight, and d. 30 Jan. foll.
DANIEL, Taunton, m. Hannah, d. of John Hill of Dorchester, had Hannah, b. 1 Feb. 1666; John, 30 Nov. 1667; Samuel, 3 Dec. 1669; Eliezer, 12 May 1673; Mary, 30 May 1675; Mercy, 12 Dec. 1677; [[vol. 2, p. 163]] Israel, 27 Mar. 1680; Nathaniel, 9 Feb. 1682. DANIEL, Dedham, s. of the first Daniel, freem. 1690, m. 19 Jan. 1675, Mary Fuller, d. prob. of Robert of the same, had Mary, b. 27 Sept. 1676; Jeremiah, 10 June 1679; Daniel, 7 Jan. 1682; Hannah, 10 Oct. 1684; Nathaniel, 5 Apr. 1687, H. C. 1706, first min. of Dighton; Margaret, 28 Feb. 1690; and Abigail, 27 Sept. 1694; and he d. 17 Nov. 1713. His wid. d. 19 Mar. 1726. EDWARD, Portsmouth, R. I. freem. 1655. His d. Ruth m. 2 June 1664, John Potter of Warwick, and Frances, ano. d. m. John Briggs of the same. ELEAZER, Wrentham, m. 21 Mar. 1688, Hannah Leonard, had Eleazer, b. 19 Dec. 1688; Hezekiah, 29 Sept. 1691; and Hannah, la Oct. 1695. JOHN, a petitnr. for gr. of Lancaster 1644, perhaps the same as foll.
JOHN, Medfield, s. of the sec. Joshua of Dedham, m. Apr. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Boylston of Watertown, Elizabeth b. 6 Feb. foll.; had Elizabeth b. 6 Feb. foll. was freem. 1682. From his will of 26 June 1668, it is found that he had John, and Elizabeth by her, had m. ano. w. Mary, prob. d. of Nathaniel Treadway, had Jonathan, and hopes of ano. ch. Elizabeth m. 2 Jan. 1678, John Plimpton of the same. JOHN, Dedham, s. of Daniel the first, m. 15 June 1681, Rebecca Ellis. || JOSHUA, Dedham 1639, br. of the sec. Anthony, b. in Eng. freem. 13 May 1640, ar. co. 1640, d. or was bur. 14 Jan. 1646. *JOSHUA, Dedham, b. in Eng. of unkn. f. but prob. a br. of Anthony the first, m. 15 Mar. 1643, Mary, d. of deac. Nathan Aldis, as I confidently infer. had Mary, b. 23 Mar. 1644; Joshua, 30 Oct. 1645; Hannah, 14 Feb. 1647, d. soon; Abigail, 19 Mar. 1649; Joshua, 19 Jan. 1651; John, 18 Feb. 1652; and Hannah, again, 19 Jan. 1653; liv. in the pt. wh. bec. Medfield, freem. 2 May 1649, rep. 1653, and six yrs. more, d. 1674. He was also deac. and his will of 2 May in that yr. provides for w. Ann, wh. may have been third w. d. Mary, w. of Thomas Battles, m. 5 Sept. 1648, and ea. of her ch. for Joshua, and John, s. of Joshua, a gr.ch. for John, Elizabeth Jonathan, ch. of his s. John; and Vigilance, ch. of his s. lieut. Joshua; for Mary, sis. of Vigilance, w. of Thomas Clap, m. 10 Nov. 1662; for ano. gr.ch. w. of John Houghton, and ano. gr.ch. Hannah, whose fam. name is illeg. By her will of 8 Apr. 1675, pro. 1 Feb. 1677, the wid. Ann helps construct. of the preced. and the will of Lydia, wid. of Joshua, 29 Mar. 1680, speaks of her s. Vigilance and d. Mary Clap, shows she was w. of lieut. Joshua of whose est. as he d. intest. admin. was giv. 10 Feb. 1709 to s. Joshua, and John. JOSHUA, Dedham, s. of the preced. prob. b. in Eng. m. 16 Feb. 1654, Lydia, wid. of Samuel Oliver, had Vigilance, b. 21 Nov. foll.; James, 1 Mar. 1657; and he was a lieut. d. 10 Aug. 1672. His wid. d. 2 Feb. 1683. Among deaths at D. are found those of John, 5 Sept. 1637; and of Constance, 1 Dec. 1638, both, perhaps, inf. ch. of this man by a former w.
JOSHUA, Dedham, s. of the preced. by w. Mary had Mary, b. 25 Mar. 1645, and perhaps other ch. beside Joshua and John, name. in the will of their gr. gr.f. [[vol. 2, p. 164]] and he d. 26 Jan. 1709. JOSIAH, Dedham, freem. 1678, and the same or ano. is in the list of 13 Feb. 1684. Prob. there were two Josiahs of D. and the latter m. Mehitable, d. of William Veazie of Braintree. NATHANIEL, Dedham, br. of Cornelius, m. 26 Dec. 1649, Esther, d. of John Hunting, had only ch. kn. to me, Nathaniel, b. 31 July 1660; and d. 23 May 1676; and his wid. d. 24 May of next yr. He made his will 26 Jan. 1661, tho. it was not pro. bef. 28 July 1676. *OLIVER, Wrentham, rep. 1689.
SAMUEL, Boston, m. 22 Mar. 1659, Milcha, d. of Thomas Snow. *SAMUEL, Wrentham, s. of Thomas the first of Dedham, by w. Meletiah Snow had Samuel; Elizabeth; Ebenezer, b. 20 Dec. 1670; Hannah, 25 Oct. 1672; Melatiah; and Abigail, 11 Feb. 1674; was deac. rep. 1689, and d. 5 Jan. 1703. STEPHEN, Billerica, aged man, d. 26 Dec. 1682. THOMAS, Cambridge 1634, came, perhaps, from Winton in Eng. but it is not told whether the town were in Westmoreland or Yorksh. and I doubt the spell. may have been Winston, in Co. Suff╒k. had Thomas, Samuel, perhaps a d. was freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rem. to Dedham 1637, was engag. to build the meeting-ho. and d. 1638. His wid. Elizabeth d. 21 Jan. 1651.
THOMAS, Dedham, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 5 Dec. 1666, Rebecca, d. of the first George Woodward of the same, freem. 1678. He had six ds. no s. and the same or ano. is in the list of 1678. A Mary F. wid. join. Boston ch. 25 Dec. 1647, and d. 6 Sept. 1653, but I kn. not wh. was her h. VIGILANCE, Medfield, s. of lieut. Joshua, m. 27 Nov. 1678, Rebecca Partridge, perhaps d. of John, had Lydia, b. 26 Aug. 1679; Samuel, 12 Dec. 1681; James, 4 Apr. 1686; Rebecca, 25 June 1688; David, 12 Nov. 1690, d. soon; and Abigail, 25 Aug. 1692. His w. d. 6 July 1694; and by sec. w. Hannah he had Benjamin, 29 Nov. 1697; Joseph, 28 Aug. 1699; Hannah, and Mary, tw. 29 Oct. 1702; and Ebenezer, wh. d. young. The f. d. 10 Apr. 1713.
WILLIAM, Marshfield, m. 17 Mar. 1684, Lydia, d. of Houlton or Holten. Eleven of this name had been gr. at Harv. and fifteen at other N. E. coll. some yrs. back, of wh. five from Harv. and seven from the others were clerg. Great labor I have found to conciliate these Fishers, and some of it may seem unsuccess.
FISKE, BENJAMIN, Medfield, m. 1674, Bathshua Morse, had Benjamin, and other ch. Possib. he was s. of William. DAVID, Watertown 1637 or earlier, had w. Sarah, d. of Edmund Smith of Wrentham in Co. Suff. but I kn. not, whether she liv. to come with him and their childr. He was freem. Mar. 1638; d. prob. 1661, for his will is of 10 Sept. 1660, and pro. 22 Jan. 1662. In it he ment. s. David, d. Fitch, s.-in-law Fitch, bapt. names not express. and the gr.ch.
*DAVID, Cambridge, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. a. 1623, by w. Lydia Cooper, d. of that wid. wh. m. Gregory Stone, had Sarah, wh. d. young, was bur. 8 May 1647; Lydia, b. 29 Apr. 1647; David, 1 Sept. 1648, wh. d. at one yr. The w. d. 29 Nov. 1654, and he m. 6 Sept. 1655, Seaborne, or Sarah, as the rec. of license to William Hubbard for the m. says, d. of William Wilson of Ipswich, had Elizabeth; Sarah, again; Hannah, bapt. 27 Nov. 1659; and Abigail, b. 1 Feb. 1674; was freem. 1647; was lieut. and rep. in the Courts of 1689 and 90. In 1686 he gave import. depon. then call. hims. 63, and he d. 14 Feb. 1711, when his gr.st. makes him 87, so that Barry here fails of his usual care. He liv. at the Cambridge Farms, now Lexington. His will of 1708 ment. w. Seaborne, and ch. David, Elizabeth Ann, and Abigail; the d. Lydia, older than any of these, wh. m. Nicholas [[vol. 2, p. 165]] Wyeth, jr. was d. Elizabeth m. John Russell; Hannah m. Timothy Carter; and Abigail m. Henry Baldwin; both of Woburn.
DAVID, Cambridge, of the preced. freem. 1684, by w. Sarah Day, perhaps d. of Robert, m. at Ipswich, 17 June 1674, had David, b. 5 Jan. 1677; Jonathan, 19 May 1679; Ann, 2 Apr. 1683; Robert, 8 Mar. 1689; and perhaps that Ebenezer wh. d. at Lexington 10 Dec. 1775, aged 84. Bond says, his w. d. 22 Apr. 1729; and he d. says the gr.stone, 23 Oct. 1729. DAVID, Watertown, s. of the first Nathan, m. 15 Dec. 1675, Elizabeth d. of George Reed of Woburn, had Nathan, b. a. 1676; and David, 11 Dec. 1678. He d. a. 1694. JAMES, Salem 1641, or earlier, s. of Thomas of Co. Suff. Eng. unless he were s. of Phineas, as to me seems more prob. freem. 18 May 1642, rem. to Haverhill, there by w. Ann had James, b. 8 Aug. 1649; John, 10 Dec. 1651; Ann, 1654, d. soon; Ann, again, 1656; and Samuel, 1 Nov. 1658. JAMES, Groton, s. prob. of Phineas, b. in Eng. but we kn. little of him, exc. from his will of 14 June 1689, that nam. s. John, Samuel, and Thomas, beside d. Hannah; but prob. his w. was d. and he d. 4 July foll. His excors. were Nathaniel Lawrence, and Jonas Prsecott, wh. I judge the first of those names in that town. As Butler, in his valua. Hist. did not ment. him, it may be presum. that he had not long resid. there, or, at least, that neither of the ch. was b. in that place.
JOHN, Wenham, s. of that John wh. d. 1633 (and was s. of William, s. of Robert, wh. was s. of Richard of Laxfield in Queen Mary's time); b. as Mather tells (in Magn. III. c. 24), a. 1601, at St. James parish in South Elmham, a subdiv. of the hundred of Wangford, Co. Suff. bred at King's Coll. Cambr. there took his A. B. 1625, tho. Mather makes it Emanuel, m. a. eight and twenty yrs. of age, by the same auth. 1629, Ann Gipps of Frinshall, Co. Norf. had, as tradit. said, two ch. wh. d. inf. but two others he brot. with his w. and a younger br. perhaps William, to Boston, 1637, sat down first at Cambridge, but rem. the same yr. to Salem, freem. 2 Nov. 1637, taught the gr. sch. among his pupils one being famous afterward as Sir George Downing, min. for Cromwell and Charles Il. at the Hague, had John, b. 29 Aug. bapt. 2 Sept. 1638, d. under nine yrs.; Sarah, 24, bapt. 26 July 1640; Moses, b. at Wenham, 12 Apr. bapt. at Salem by Mr. Norris in June 1642, H. C. 1662; he had preach. occasional. for Hugh Peters, and rem. to be min. at Wenham, ord. 8 Oct. 1644, had there Ann, 15 Jan. bapt. 12 Mar. 1646, being the first bapt. in that ch. Eliezur, 8, bapt. 14 Feb. 1647, d. young; rem. 1655 to and was min. of Chelmsford, where his w. Ann d. 14 Feb. 1672, "after liv. with him a. 37 yrs." This renders Mather's acco. of the m. in 1629, impossib. and also the tradit. of his hav. had four ch. in Eng. as she was his first w. and makes it prob. that he brot. only one ch. On 1 Aug. foll. he m. Elizabeth wid. of Edmund Henchman, and he d. 14 Jan. 1677. His d. Ann m. Capt. John Brown of Reading, and d. 30 May 1681, aged 35. *JOHN, Wenham, s. of Phineas of the same, b. in Eng. constable 1643, rep. 1669, d. 1683, leav. wid. Remember, wh. m. 1689, William Goodhue, as his fourth w. and ch. John, freem. 1685; Samuel; Noah; Elizabeth and Remember, wh. m. 21 Jan. 1690, Nehemiah Abbot; beside, it is said, one other ch.
JOHN, Watertown 1648, m. 11 Dec. 1651, Sarah, eldest d. of Nicholas Wyeth of Cambridge, had [[vol. 2, p. 166]] Sarah, b. 1 Feb. 1653; John, 7 Nov. 1654, d. in 3 mos.; John, again, 20 Nov. 1655; Margaret, 28 Nov. 1658; Mary, 5 July 1661; William, 23 Feb. 1664; Martha, 15 Dec. 1666; Elizabeth 11 May 1669; Nathaniel, 11 Sept. 1672; and Abigail, 8 Oct. 1675; was never freem. prob. but took the o. of fidel. 1652, and d. 28 Oct. 1684, aet. 65. Mary m. 5 Feb. 1684, Joseph Mason; Martha m. 20 Jan. 1684, George Adams; Elizabeth m. 27 Dec. 1688, Simon Mellen; and Abigail m. 14 July 1699, Jonathan Sanderson.
JOHN, Chelmsford, s. of Rev. John, m. 1666, Lydia Fletcher, perhaps d. of Robert, had no ch. d. a. 1700. JOHN, Watertown, s. of John of the same, m. 9 Dec. 1679, Abigail d. of Thomas Park, had Abigail, b. 12 June 1684; Elizabeth 20 Jan. 1686; John, 15 May 1687; Jonathan, bapt. 25 Nov. 1688, d. soon; Jonathan, again, 8 Dec. 1689; Hepzibah, b. 13 Jan. 1694; a d. 1695, d. soon; and David, 13 Apr. 1697. He took 2d w. Jan. 1700, Hannah Richards, wh. d. 1714, had Hannah, bapt. 8 Oct. 1704, was freem. 1690, and d. 1718. JOHN, a physician at Milford 1695. After long protract. search, I can add that he m. 17 Jan. 1682, Hannah, d. of first John Baldwin, was s. of John the constable of Wenham, and gr.s. of Phineas of Wenham; and beside Benjamin, bapt. 1696, and perhaps Ebenezer, and John, wh. join. the ch. at M. 1714, had s. Rev. Phineas, Y. C. 1704; but all these ch. were b. at Wenham.
JOSEPH, Lynn, m. 22 May 1677, Elizabeth Haman, had Joseph, b. July 1678. He prob. rem. to Ipswich, and there Joseph d. at 20 yrs. He had there, by sec. w. Susanna, d. Susanna, b. 18 Mar. 1700. It may well be assum. that he was a relative to some Wenham Fiske, but in what degree is unkn. MOSES, Braintree, s. of Rev. John, was at Dover, perhaps as preach. freem. 1666, was ord. at B. 11 Sept. 1672, m. 7 Nov. 1671, Sarah, d. of William Symmes of Charlestown, wh. d. 2 Nov. or Dec. 1692, hav. brot. him fourteen ch. of wh. 7 s. were John; John 2d; Samuel; Samuel, 2d, b. 6 Apr. 1689, H. C. 1708, min. of Salem; Moses; William; and Edward. He m. 7 Jan. 1701, Ann, wid. of Daniel Quincy, d. of Rev. Thomas Shepard, the first, of Charlestown, had one d. and one s. Shepard, b. 19 Apr. 1703, H. C. 1721, a physician. His w. d. 24 July 1708; and he d. 10 Aug. foll.
NATHAN, Watertown, prob. br. of the first David, was of an honor. fam. in Co. Suff. bearing coat of arms so early as the days of Hen. VI., as appears on rec. freem. 10 May 1643, by w. Susanna had Nathan, b. 17 Oct. 1642; John, 25 Aug. 1647; David, 29 Apr. 1650; Nathaniel, 12 July 1653; and Sarah, wh. m. Abraham Gale. He d. 21 June 1676, made his will two days bef. nam. s. John excor. but of that s. we hear no more from Bond. Perhaps he d. unm. or rem. NATHAN, Cambridge, s. of the preced. freem. 1672, by w. Elizabeth had Nathan, b. 9 Feb. 1666, d. young; Elizabeth 11 Jan. 1668 ; Martha, 12 Jan. 1670 ; Nathan, again, 3 [[vol. 2, p. 167]] Jan. 1672; Susanna, 7 Apr. 1674; Abigail, 18 Feb. 1676; William, 5 Dec. 1677, d. soon; William, again, 10 Nov. 1678; and Ann, wh. d. 11 July 1683; and he d. 1694. His wid. d. 15 May 1696. His s. Nathan, wh. m. Sarah, d. of Simon Cooledge, had eight ch. of wh. the eldest s. Nathan, b. 25 Feb. 1702, m. Ann Warren, was f. of Rev. Nathan of Brookfield, D. D. b. 9 Sept. 1733 at Weston, H. C. 1754.
NATHANIEL, Watertown, youngest br. of the sec. Nathan, m. 13 Apr. 1677, Mary, wid. of John Child, d. of Daniel Warren, had Nathaniel, b. 8 June 1678; Hannah, 29 Aug. 1680; John, 17 Mar. 1683; Sarah, 4 July 1684; Lydia, 2 Dec. 1687; Mary, bapt. 20 Apr. 1690; Elizabeth 24 June 1692; and Abigail, 28 Aug. 1698. *PHINEAS, Salem 1641, or earlier, perhaps f. but freq. call. br. of James, freem. 18 May 1642, rem. to Wenham 1644, was capt. rep. 1653, had James, John, and Thomas, all b. in Eng. and nam. in his will of 6 Mar. 1673. He d. 7 Apr. foll. SAMUEL, Wenham, s. of John, not the Rev. but the constable, freem. 1680, of wh. I kn. no more, exc. that bef. Mar. 1694 he had rem. to Milford. STEPHEN, Reading, call. by Eaton an early sett. *THOMAS, Wenham, s. of Phineas, came prob. with his f. in early youth was rep. 1671, 2, and often after, espec. in the Revo. time 1689-91, a capt. was foreman of the jury in that sad case of witchcraft of Rebecca Nurse, after verdict of not guilty, prevailed on to convict by the wonderful perversity and extraordinary ignorance of the Court. His shocking confession against hims. and the judges is in Hutch. II. 52. THOMAS, Wenham, prob. s. of the preced. m. 3 Nov. 1678, Rebecca, youngest ch. of Rev. William Perkins, was freem. 1690.
*WILLIAM, Salem 1637, br. of Rev. John, with wh. he prob. came, as he had gr. of ld. that yr. freem. 18 May 1642, rem. to Wenham, and was the first town clk. or clk. of the writs, 1644, had by w. Bridget Musket of Pelham, m. in Eng. William, Samuel, Joseph, Benjamin, and Martha, some, perhaps most, b. in Eng. but William was bapt. at Salem 4 June 1643, yet he may have been 2d of the name; was rep. 1647-50, d. 1654. In the Col. Rec. I. 235, is settlem. of rights betw. him and his br. John, by wh. it seems that he was in Sept. 1638, under 24 yrs. of age. Endicot, Hathorne, and two other of the ch. men of S. made the terms of agreem. Prob. his wid. m. 3 Nov. 1661, Thomas Rix. of S. WILLIAM, Salem or Wenham, s. of the preced. was freem. 1670. WILLIAM, Watertown, s. of John the first, m. 20 Oct. 1693, Hannah, d. of John Smith, had William, b. 24 Aug. 1694, d. young; Hannah, 13 Oct. 1696, Mary, 1699, d. soon; Thomas, 12 Sept. 1701; William, again, 13 Mar. 1704; John, 24 Aug. 1706; and Samuel, 4 Jan. 1709. Of this name, sometimes spelled without e, twenty had many yrs. ago been gr. at Harv. of wh. 7 were clerg. and twenty at other N. E. coll. of wh. 9 were clerg. That the Coll. catal. capriciously divides the fam. is plain eno. as Rev. Moses has the authentic Eng. letters, and his s. Rev. Samuel loses the [[vol. 2, p. 168]] final letter. Much of the foregoing is deriv. from a very val. tract on Suff. Emigr. by Rev. Joseph Hunter, F. A. S. in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 158, wh. informs us, that, at the Herald's office it appears, in early times, this fam. was entit. to coat armor.
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