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

Volume #2
Foster - Foxall

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.

FOSTER, or sometimes FORSTER, wh. from the sound can easily be stit. ABRAHAM, Ipswich, eldest s. of Reginald, b. at Exeter in Devonsh. [[vol. 2, p. 186]] came with his f. a. 1638, had Ephraim, b. 9 Oct. 1657; Abraham, 16 Oct. 1659; James, 12 June 1662; Benjamin, 1670; Ebenezer, 15 July 1672; Mehitable, 12 Oct. 1675; and Caleb, 9 Nov. 1677; d. 15 or 25 Jan. 1711, aged a. 89. Perhaps he was sometime of Rowley and Andover. His w. was sentenc. to d. for witchcraft, but d. in prison. See the petitn. of her s. Abraham in Hist. Coll. of Essex Inst. I. 57. ABRAHAM, Andover, s. prob. of the preced. m. 13 July 1681, Esther Foster, but may have liv. at Ipswich, and by ano. w. Mary, had Abrahamm, b. 11 June 1696; and Nathan, 17 May 1700; or these may have been w. and ch. of ano. Abraham of I. wh. d. 25 Dec. 1720, aged 63. Abigail, the wid. of one Abraham at I. d. 8 Oct. 1732. 

ANDREW, Andover, freem. 1669, had Andrew, d. 7 May 1665, at gr. age, but not, we may be sure, by near a score of yrs. so old as 106 yrs. in the rec. and Hist. of that town, p. 32, report. ANDREW, Andover, s. of the preced. m. 7 June 1662, Mary, d. of Daniel Russ, was freem. 1690. BARTHOLOMEW, Gloucester, m. 9 Nov. 1668, Hannah, d. of Thomas Very, had Bartholomew, b. 22 June 1670; John, 20 Sept. 1673; Thomas, 6 Aug. 1676; Samuel, 0 Sept. 1678; Edward, 3 Sept. 1681, d. 10 Mar. foll. Andrew, 1682; Ephraim, 1683; Edward, again, 1685; Francis, 1688; and Benjamin, 1689; and d. 1689. His wid. m. Thomas Sawyer. BENJAMIN, Ipswich, s. of Isaac of the same, d. Nov. 1700, prob. unm. certain. left no w. or ch. CALEB, Ipswich, youngest s. of Abraham, m. 8 June 1702, Mary, d. of John Sherwin. 

CHRISTOPHER, Lynn, came in the Abigail, 1635, aged 32, with w. Frances, 25; and ch. Rebecca, 5; Nathaniel, 2; and John, 1; but may have been here some yrs. bef. and possib. f. of George, wh. had been, says Samuel Fuller of Plymouth, in his will of July 1633, betrusted to him by parents; was freem. 17 Apr. 1637; rem. to L. I. prob. there liv. 1670. DANIEL, Ipswich, s. of Isaac, by w. Catharine, wh. d. 3 Mar. 1695, had, perhaps, no ch. but by w. Mary had Catharine, b. 21 Aug. 1696; Mary, 24 Feb. 1698, d. at 11 mos. and Hepzibah, 7 May 1700. DAVID, Salem, s. of John of the same, by w. Hannah had David, b. 19 Mar. 1689; Jonathan, 10 Jan. 1691; Samuel, 24 Dec. 1692; Hannah, 3 Dec. 1694; Elizabeth 27 Dec. 1696; and Joseph 1 Feb. 1699. *EDWARD, Scituate, came (early eno. to be tax. 2 Jan. 1633 by the Col. Court) from Co. Kent, says Deane; but I feel doubt of this, for his mo. was sis. of Timothy Hatherly, wh. he thinks was of Devon. Yet it may be that the sis. of Hatherly was mo. of his w. not of hims. She afterwards, not, as Deane thinks, first, m. Hanford, and was mo. of Rev. Thomas, came with two ds. in 1635, and here, not, as D. supposes, in Eng. m. Richard Sealis. Her s. was a lawyer, says D. freem. 1636, certain. a young man of good repute, for he was one of the found. of the ch. at S. 8 Jan. 1635, rep. 1639 and 40, tho. not elevat. as the histor. made out to be an Assist. of the Col. 1637; m. 8 Apr. 1635, Lettice Hanford, had Timothy, bapt. 7 Mar. 1636, bur. 5 Dec. 1637; Timothy, again, 22 Apr. 1638; d. soon; Timothy, again, b. 1640, and Elizabeth posthum. 1644, not, as Deane gives, 1645. In his will of 24 Nov. 1643, he provides for the unb. one, w. and s.; and in Feb. foll. his uncle Hatherly and f.-in-law Sealis, took the inv. See Geneal. Reg. IV. 281. 

EDWARD, Springfield, m. 26 Dec. 1661, Esther Bliss, wh. liv. in the fam. of John Pynchon, not d. of Thomas, was freem. 1690, d. 1720. [[vol. 2, p. 187]] EDWARD, Marblehead 1668. EDWARD, Middletown 1670, m. Elizabeth d. of William Harris. ELI, Chelmsford, s. I presume, of Samuel of the same, freem. 1690. ELISHA, Dorchester, s. of sec. Hopestill, m. 10 Apr. 1678, Sarah, d. of Giles Payson of Roxbury. He d. 16 Oct. 1682, and his wid. m. 26 Mar. 1685, Ebenezer Wiswall, brot. no ch. to either h. it is thot. but long surv. and d. 21 June 1714. EPHRAIM, Andover, s. of Abraham, m. Hannah, d. of Robert Eames, had Rose, b. 9 May 1678, d. at 14 yrs.; Hannah, 28 May 1682, d. young; Hannah, again, 15 May 1684; Jemima, 25 Feb. 1686; Ephraim, 12 Mar. 1687; John, 26 Mar. 1690; Gideon, 13 May 1692; David, 18 Apr. 1694; Moses, 27 Sept. 1696; Aaron, 21 Apr. 1699; and Joshua, 13 Mar. 1702. His S. Ephraim was f. of Jedediah, H. C. 1744, a man of value, early in the revo. councils of Mass. d. 17 Oct. 1779, whose s. Theodore of Providence, and Dwight of Brookfield, were of U. S. senate. GEORGE, Lynn, perhaps s. of Christopher. 

HENRY, Chelmsford 1653. || HOPESTILL, Dorchester 1634, or earlier, had w. i; Patience, wh. came in the Elizabeth 1635, aged 40, with her s. Hopestill, 14. In 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 261, is extr. from the rec. of London custom ho. where these names, with that of Rachel Bigg, 6, are giv. Of the accuracy of this part of the copy a gen. doubt being felt, by kindness of the official keeper of that rec. at Westminster, a facsimile was obt. for a few lines, and thus its exactness proved. That ano. numeral, perhaps on the left, perhaps on the right, of the fig. 6, denoting the yrs. of Rachel Bigg, was omit. by the clk. in 1635, must be evid. to all, for in her will, 17 Nov. 1646, she calls. hers. aged, and names her neph. Hopestill F. prob. the fellow passeng. to wh. she makes beq. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 131. The f. was freem. 22 May 1639, ar. co. 1642, selectman 1645; but neither of his, nor his u.s d. is the date kn. It is even doubted if he ever came to our country, but had d. bef 1635. They wh. thus doubt, think that Thankful, bapt. 11 Sept. 1640, wh. m. John Baker of Boston, was prob. the d. of his s. next ment. 

*HOPESTILL, Dorchester, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. came as above said, was a brewer, an ever active townsman, as an above ascrib. to the f. belongs to the s. many yrs. rep. selectman, when ens. lieut. or capt. by w. Mary, d. of James Bates, wh. long surv. and d. 4 Jan. 1703, in 84th yr. had Hopestill, bapt. 10 Mar. 1645, H. C. 1667; John, 10 Dec. 1648; James, b. 13 Apr. 1651; Elisha, 1653; Thankful, prob. eldest ch.; Comfort, 28 Sept. 1658; Standfast, bapt. 25 Nov. 1660; Mary, perhaps earlier; and Richard, 29 Mar. 1663; d. 14 Oct. 1676, aged 56, as the gr.stone differs one day from Blake's Ann. 37. Thankful m. John Baker; and Mary was sec. w. of Ephraim Sale. With three others, in 1653, all neph. of Smallhope Bigg and John Bigg (dec. in Kent, old Eng.), Hopestill F. [[vol. 2, p. 188]] made agreem. as to div. of est. of the uncles. The others were nam. Stow. 

HOPESTILL, Boston, s. of the preced. soapboiler, freem. 1673, as of the sec. ch. wh. was Mather's; m. 15 Feb. 1667, Elizabeth d. of Giles Pay.con of Roxbury, had Hopestill, Samuel, Mary, and Elizabeth His wid. Elizabeth m. Edmund Brown bef. 1694; but I think he d. 1678, and his br. the accompli. wh. bachelor, John, in his will of 18 July 1681, giv. his prop. to brs. and sis. names not him, but br. Hopestill's childr. Mary m. Timothy Nash; and Elizabeth m. HOPESTILL, Woburn, m. 15 Oct. 1670, Elizabeth wid. of the sec. Thomas Whittemore, had Thomas, b. 17 Apr. 1672, d. in few days; Abigail, 12 Mar. 1673; John, 14 Feb. 1677; Mercy, 2 6 Feb. 1678; and d. 26 May 1679. His wid. m. 23 Mar. foll. Nathaniel Pierce, as his sec. w. ISAAC, Ipswich, br. of first Abraham, m. 5 May 1658, Mary Jackson, d. of William of Rowley, had Jonathan, b. 9 Jan. foll. d. soon; Mehitable, 19 Sept. 1660, d. in few mos.; Jonathan, again, 15 May 1661; Jacob, 9 Feb. 1653; Benjamin, June 1665, Elizabeth 20 Apr. 1667; Mary, 26 June 1669; Daniel, 14 Nov. 1670; Martha, 1 Aug. 1672; Ruth, 20 Feb. 1674; Prudence, 23 May 1675; and Hannah, 24 Oct. 1676. His w. d. 27 Nov. 1677, and he m. 25 Nov. foll. Hannah Downing; and next m. 16 Mar. 1680, Martha Hall, had Hannah, b. 16 Feb. 1682; Eleazer; and Sarah, 19 Mar. 1688; and he d. 8 Feb. 1692, and 62. Of his ds. Elizabeth was, I think, unm. in 1700; Mary was w. of Grant; Martha m. 8 Dec. 1691, Thompson Wood; Ruth was w. of Grove; and Prudence of Boreman; when their br. Benjamin's est. was div. Out of the m. of Martha with Thompson Wood grew, prob. the tradit. that a d. of the first Reginald m. a Wood, and afterwards Francis Peabody. ISAAC, Charlestown, s. of William, freem. 1678, bec. min. of Hartford, m. 1680, in the yr. of his Lord. Mehitable, d. of Samuel Wyllis, wid. of his friend Daniel Russell of Charlestown, had Ann, wh. m. Rev. Thomas Buckingham; d. 20 Aug. 1682, "in his prime of youth," says John Hull in his Diary, lament. the loss of the country. His wid. for third h. had Rev. Timothy Woodbridge, wh. was a success. of F. also in the ch. of H. JACOB, Ipswich, 11 prob. of the first Reginald of the same, m. 12 Jan. 1659, Martha Kinsman, d. perhaps, of the first Robert of the same, had Judith, b. 20 Oct. foll. d. at 3 mos.; John, 1660, d. soon; Jacob, 15 May 1662, d. next mo.; and Sarah, 3 Aug. 1665; and his w. d. 15 Oct. 1666. Ano. 

JACOB, Ipswich, may have been, instead of the preced. s. of the first Reginald, m. 26 Feb. 1666, Abigail, d. of Robert Foster of the same, had Mary, wh. d. 11 Jan. 1667, very young; Abraham, b. 4 Dec. 1667; Jacob, 25 Mar. 1670; Amos, 15 Aug. 1672, d. in few wks.; Abigail, 3 July 1674; Nathaniel,7 Oct. 1676; Samuel, 10 Sept.1678; Joseph,14 Sept. 1680; James, 12 Nov. 1682; and Mary, 20 Dec. 1684; and he d. 9 July 1710. He was deac. left ch. Sarah, Abraham, Joseph, and [[vol. 2, p. 189]] James; and his wid. Abigail d. 4 June 1729. JACOB, Topsfield, freem. 1685, may have been one of the two preced. in all prob. JACOB, Ipswich, perhaps s. of deac. Jacob, more prob. of Isaac, by w. Sarah had Mary, b. 13 May 1691; and his w. d. 27 Sept. 1697. 

Ano. JACOB, Ipswich, prob. s. of deac. Jacob, m. 5 Mar. 1696, Mary Caldwell, perhaps d. of the first John of the same, had Jacob, b. 9 May 1697; William, 11 May 1699; Mary, 19 Mar. 1700; and his w. d. 12 Apr. 1709. JAMES, Dorchester, s. of sec. Hopestill, m. 22 Sept. 1674, Mary, d. of John Capen, wh. d. young; freem. 1678, by sec. w. Ann, d. of Job Lane, wh. d. 29 Sept. 1732, in 68th yr. had Thankful, wh. d. 1 Mar. 1700 in 18th yr. and prob. other ch. and d. five days after his w. JOHN, Salem, had there bapt. Mary, 24 Mar. 1650 ; Samuel, 7 Mar. 1652; and John, 3 June 1655; and by w. Martha had Benjamin, b. 3 July 1658; Jonathan, 20 Dec. 1660, d. in few mos.; Jonathan, again, 22 Nov. 1662; d. young; David, 16 Oct. 1665; Elizabeth 22 Nov. 1667; and Ebenezer, 5 Aug. 1677; was freem. 1682. JOHN, Charlestown, s. of William, perhaps was tak. by the Barbary corsair, with his f. aft. ret. home liv. to 14 June 1723. 

JOHN, Marshfield, s. of Thomas of Weymouth, m. Mary, d. of Thomas Chillingworth, had Elizabeth b. 1664; John, 1666; Josiah, 1669; Mary, 1671; Sarah; Chillingworth; James, 1683, d. soon; and Thomas, 1686. His w. d. 1702, and sec. w. Sarah d. 1731, as did he, 13 June 1732. JOHN, Dorchester, s. of sec. Hopestill, an ingenious printer and mathematician, design. the arms for Col. of Mass. d. 9 Sept. 1681, aged 33. He was never m. JOHN, a soldier, fell 19 May 1676, after the Falls fight, near Deerfield. α || *JOHN, Boston, an emin. merch. from Aylesbury, Co. Bucks, ar. co. 1679, of the council of safety 1689, rep. 1690, at May session, for Portsmouth, where the inhab. earnestly desir. to continue the union with Mass. after the overthrow of Andros; Col. of Boston reg. named in the Chart. of William and Mary by approb. of Increase Mather, a couns. d. 9 Feb. 1711, says his gr.s. Nov. Hutch. II. 190. His wid. Abigail d. 5 Mar. foll. JOHN, Salem, s. of John of the same, m. 18 Mar. 1673, Mary Stuard, had John, b. 27 July 1674; Mary, 12 Sept. 1675; Ann, 30 Apr. 1677; Sarah, 27 Nov. 1678; John, again, 15 Nov. 1680; Jonathan, 14 June 1683; Ebenezer, 22 Feb. 1685; Mercy, 15 July 1689; and by sec. w. Mary had James 12 Apr. 1693. JOSEPH, Billerica, freem. 1690. 

JOSEPH, Salem, m. 21 Nov. 1683, Ann, wid. of Robert Wilson, had Ruth, b. 18 Oct. foll. REGINALD, or RENOLD, Ipswich, came, it is said, in 1638, had gr. of ld. 6 Apr. 1641, and brot. Abraham, Reginald, William, Isaac, and Jacob, beside two ds. of wh. Mary is report. without probabil. to have first m. a Wood, and next, when she must have been a very young wid. Francis Peabody. As to him, tradit. was rather wild, for tho. it seems prob. that all the ch. nam. in Geneal. Reg. I. 343, as there told, were b. in Eng. yet it does not give the d. Sarah, w. of William Story, and must be wrong a. Mary, w. of Peabody, as hav. first m. Wood. It appears, also, that he had sec. w. Judith, wh. d. Oct. 1664, hav. brot. him Judith, 20 Jan. 1660; Mary, 18 June 1662; and John, 15 July 1664. Very remarkab. was the residue of his exper. and the relat. of it long distrust. by me, that he m. next, Sept. 1665, Sarah Martin, and had Ruth, b. 19 Dec. 1671, d. next mo.; Ellen, 14 June 1673; Hannah, 5 Oct. 1675; and Nathaniel, 19 Sept. 1678. Now this unusual blessing of fruit in old age, when the last ch. came fifty-six yrs. after the first, I doubted, might have arisen from mistake, and that both [[vol. 2, p. 190]] the last ws. and their offspring should really belong to his s. Reginald, wh. might well have had Judith to w. bef. he took Elizabeth Dane, and after d. of the latter have m. Sarah Martin, inasmuch as sen. and jr. are changeable characters, and he wh. was jr. on the d. of his f. would be call. sen. But this explanat. is not receivab. bec. the first Reginald d. 1681, as we infer from the date of inv. 30 May in this yr. and the Prob. rec. of his will of 30 Apr. bef proving that he left w. Sarah, and ch. Abraham, Renold, Sarah, w. of William Story, Isaac, Jacob, William, and Mary, w. of Francis Peabody. 

REGINALD, wh. good name is pervert. to Ringdell, in Hist. Coll. of Essex Inst. I. 182. Ipswich, s. of the preced. m. Elizabeth d. of John Dane, sec. of the same, had Rebecca, b. 25 Feb. 1667, prob. d. young; Naomi, 6 May 1669; a ch. whose name is not seen, 17 Dec. 1671; and Rebecca, again, 1 July 1684. RICHARD, Plymouth 1 5 m. 10 Sept. of that yr. Mary, d. of Robert Bartlett of the same; had Mary, b. 8 Mar. 1653; but he liv. not long. for his wid. m. 8 July 1659, Jonathan Morey. RICHARD, Charlestown, s. of William, by w. Parnell, d. of Isaac Winslow, m. 4 May 1686, had Parnell, b. 23 Feb. 1687, wh. d. young; Richard, 28 Nov. 1689, d. at 4 yrs.; Mary, 16 Feb. 1692; Richard, again, 23 Mar. 1694; Parnell, again, 25 Aug. 1696; Ann, 8 Nov. 1699; Sarah, 16 Nov. 1701; Isaac, 3 Jan. 1704, d. 27 Dec. 1781; and Elizabeth 21 Aug. 1706. 

*SAMUEL, Wenham, freem. 1650, rem. to Chelmsford in 1655; by w. Esther had there Edward, b. 29 Apr. 1657; Esther, 1 Nov. 1659; and Hannah, a. 1649; Samuel, a. 1650; and Eli, a. 1653; all bef. rem.; was deac. rep. 1679, d. 10 July 1702, aged 82. Allen, Hist. 117. SAMUEL, Salem, m. 14 May 1676, Sarah Stuard, had Samuel, b. 18 May 1677, d. in few mos.; John, 30 Nov. 1678; Samuel, again, 26 July 1680; Ann, 26 July 1683; Sarah, 9 Oct. 1685; Joseph, 14 Mar. 1687; Benjamin, 24 May 1689; and by w. Margery had Richard, 19 Dec. 1693; Mary, 8 Nov. 1695; Margaret, 3 Feb. 1697; Jonathan, 1699; Bartholomew, 23 Feb. 1702; and Margery, 4 Feb. 1706. 

STANDFAST, Dorchester, s. of sec. Hopestill, freem. 1690, was a capt. selectman, had w. Abigail, wh. d. 22 June 1713; and sec. w. Sarah, wh. d. 1 Aug. 1727, in 59th yr. and s. Comfort, bapt. 29 June 1689. He d. 11 Nov. 1727, in 67th yr. THOMAS, Boston 1641, had prob. come in the Hercules 1634, was empl. by the gov. as gunner at Castle isl. adm. of our ch. 26 Mar. and made freem. 18 May 1642. THOMAS, Weymouth, freem. 1647, had Thomas, b. 18 Aug. 1640; John, 7 Oct. 1642; and Increase. THOMAS, Braintree, had Hopestill, b. 26 Mar. 1648; and Joseph, 28 Mar. 1650. He may be the same as the last preced. THOMAS, Roxbury, m. 15 Oct. 1662, Sarah, d. of Robert Parker, had Thomas, b. 1 Aug. 1663, d. in few days; Thomas, again; Sarah, 3 June 1667; Hannah, 23 July 1669; and Jonathan, 21 Sept. 1671; freem. 1666. 

THOMAS, New London, call. in the rec. s. of John Forster of Kingsware, m. 27 Mar. 1666, Susanna, d. of Ralph Parker, had Susanna, b. 1667; Thomas, 26 Feb. 1669; Jonathan, 17 Aug. 1673; Mary, 14 June 1675; Edward, 1677, d. soon; Samuel, 1678; Rebecca, 1681; and Ebenezer, 1683; was a master marin. trad. to Barbados and Boston, d. 1685. THOMAS, Cambridge, d. 16 Sept. 1679 (as town rec. says, but the gr.stone, 28 Oct.), [[vol. 2, p. 191]] aged 39. Possib. this may be the freem. from Roxbury. THOMAS, Billerica, one of the early Bapt. was serv. d. 20 Apr. 1682, says Farmer; and he thot. he might be the Braintree man. 

TIMOTHY, Dorchester, s. of Edward, sold part of his paternal est. at Scituate, m. 13 Oct. 1663, Ruth, d. of Thomas Tileston, wid. of Richard Denton, by wh. (wh. d. 3 Dec. 1677), he had Ruth, b. 4 Aug. 1664; Elizabeth 8 Sept. 1667, d. soon; Naomi, 11 Feb. 1669; Hatherly, 22 Sept. 1671; Rebecca, 1675; he m. 9 Mar. 1681, sec. w. Relief, wid. of John Dowse of Charlestown, had Timothy, b. 8 Jan. 1682; Edward, 22 Jan. 1683; Prudence, 3 Dec. 1684; Thomas, 3 Nov. 1686; and Elizabeth again, 13 Oct. 1688; and d. 16 Dec. of the same yr. Many of the name at D. are of his descend. but Hatherly went to Scituate, there m. and his descend. still enjoy the est. that was his gr.f.'s. His f. made his will the day bef. his d. leav. w. Relief extrix. wh. m. Henry Leadbetter. 

WILLIAM, Ipswich, prob. s. of Reginald, perhaps came bef. his f. in the Hercules 1634, for he had gr. of land there 1635, says Felt; was disarmed Nov. 1637, as a follower of Wheelwright, and supporter of Mrs. Hutchinson, yet nam. with prefix of respect; and was in Sept. foll. "inform. that we conceive him not fit to life with us; therefore he was admonished to depart bef. the Gen. Court in Mar. next." Yet he may have, like not a few of his associate misbeliev. made his peace or been too much respected for his est. and thot. less dangerous soon after, and perhaps was of Rowley 1661, freem. 1677. WILLIAM, Newport 1639, with prefix of respect. WILLIAM, Salem 1638, sold his est. there 1641, and may possib. be either of the preced. but I think it more likely, rem. to Saco, for his br.-in-law Christopher Hobbs was by Court appoint. to admin. there his est. 

WILLIAM, Boston 1644, had w. Susanna, rem. I think in a short time to Charlestown, where he was adm. of the ch. Aug. 1652, m. sec. w. Ann, d. of William Brackenbury, had beside the Isaac, H. C. 1671; and Richard, b. 10, bapt. 16 Aug. 1663, bef. ment.; John, b. 15 July 1656, wh. d. 18 Dec. 1659; Ann, bapt. 5 Sept. 1658; Mary, 6 May 1660; Elizabeth 5, bapt. 9 Apr. 1665; Deborah, bapt. 1 Mar. 1668, d. soon; and John, again, 12 Aug. 1666. Being an enterpris. merch. he was taken, with one of his s. by a Barbary corsair on the coast of Spain. From that captiv. his restor. is attribut. in the Magn. III. 183, to the untimely d. of the Dey, caus. by imprecat. of our Apostle Eliot. He d. 8 May 1698, aged 80, and his wid. d. 22 Sept. 1714 in 86th yr. Ann m. Eleazer Phillips; Mary m. James Smith, and next, Timothy Phillips; and Elizabeth m. a Goose, perhaps the sec. William of the same as his sec. w. WILLIAM, New Hampsh. 1644. Twenty of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and forty-two at other N. E. coll.

FOULFOOT, THOMAS, came in the Christian, 1635, aged 22, but where he liv. is unkn.

FOUNTAIN, AARON, New London 1680, m. Susanna, d. of Samuel [[vol. 2, p. 192]] Beebee, but after 1683 is not kn. EDWARD, came in the Abigail, 1635, aged 28.

FOWKES, or FOOKS, Henry, Dorchester, freem. 6 May 1635, rem. to Windsor, d. 12 Sept. 1640, without ch. His wid. Jane m. William Hosford, and they both went home after some yrs. Dr. Harris, in Mem. of first ch. of D. by mistake, call. him Stokes.

FOWLE, GEORGE, Concord, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, brot. prob. w. from Eng. certain. s. John, prob. Ann, wh. m. 10 Jan. 1655, Samuel Ruggles; and by w. Mary had Mary, b. 24 Nov. 1640, d. prob. young; Peter, 2 Dec. 1641; James, 12 Mar. 1643; Mary, again, 9 Feb. 1646; rem. to Charlestown, there prob. had Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Elizabeth 27 Jan. 1656, d. soon. His w. Mary d. 15 Feb. 1677, aged 63, and he d. 19 Sept. 1682, aged 72. ISAAC, Charlestown, s. of the preced. m. 30 Nov. 1671, Beriah, youngest d. of Henry Bright of Watertown, had Abigail, b. 16 June 1674, bapt. 11 June 1676, d. soon; Isaac, 31 Aug. bapt. 3 Sept. 1676; Abigail, again, b. 7 Aug. 1679; Henry, 3 Apr. 1686; and Bright, bapt. 16 Feb. 1690, d. soon; freem. 1676, was a lieut. and d. 15 Oct. 1718, in 70th yr. His wid. d. 7 Oct. 1733, aged 83. Abigail m. Rev. William Smith of Weymouth. JACOB, Boston, br. of the preced. d. unm. we infer from his will of 14 Dec. 1678, pro. Tuesday after. 

JAMES, Woburn, s. of George, freem. 1668, was lieut. by w. Abigail, d. of John Carter, had James, b. 4 Mar. 1667; Abigail, 13 Oct. 1669; John, 12 Mar. 1671; Samuel, 17 Sept. 1674; Jacob, 3 Apr. 1677; Elizabeth 28 Sept. 1681; Hannah, 23 Jan. 1684; and Mary, 18 July 1687; and he d. 17 Dec. 1690. JOHN, Charlestown, eldest s. of George, with w. Mary, adm. of the ch. in Mar. 1652, had Ann, perhaps b. in Eng. The time of d. of hims. or w. is unkn. Ann, perhaps his sis. came in the Susan and Ellen, 1635, aged 25. JOHN, Charlestown, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 25 Jan. 1659, Ann Carter, wh. from the phrase in the ch. rec. on their adm. 1667, I presume was d. of Thomas, one of the earliest people at Charlestown, had John, Ann, and Elizabeth all bapt. 3 May 1668; Zechary, 2 Aug. 1668; Mary, 12 June 1670; Sarah, 18 Feb. 1672; Abigail, 18 Jan. 1674, d. soon; Abigail, again, 9 May 1675; Eliezer, 23 Sept. 1677; Mercy, 27 Mar. 1681; and Isaac, 28 May 1682. He was a capt. his w. d. 20 June 1709 in 70th yr. and he d. 3 Oct. 1711, in 74th. PETER, Charlestown, s. of George, by w. Mary, d. of John Carter, had John, and Mary, bapt. 27 Feb. 1670; Hannah, 16 July 1671; rem. to Woburn, after 1680, when he was tythingman of C. and prob. other ch. but ret. to C. and was one of the selectmen 1690. 

PHILIP, See Covell. THOMAS, Boston, prob. bef. 1635, merch. had w. Margaret, wh. adm. of the ch. 31 Jan. 1641, obtained bapt. 14 Feb. for Elizabeth their d. b. 14 Mar. preced.; John, 11 July 1641, "10 days old;" Mary, b. 13, [[vol. 2, p. 193]] bapt. 16 Apr. 1643; and James, 3, bapt. 8 Dec. 1644. Perhaps he had est. at Braintree, but was adm. of our ch. 26 Mar. 1643, yet never a freem. tho. selectman of Boston in co. with Gov. Winthrop He in Boston seems to have been among, the most active, had the agent of D'Aulney, in the troubles of La Tour, to lodge at his house, and his ship was seiz. at London for dams. by the other party; in 1646 he was earnest for extens. of liberties, fined heavily, and went home in disgust, Nov. 1646. See New Eng. Jonas cast up at London, or Winthrop II. 

Ano. THOMAS, at Braintree, by w. Grissel had Hannah, b. 27 Feb. 1644. ZECHARIAH, Charlestown, d. 7 Jan. 1678, and his wid. Mary d. later in the mo. both of smallpox. Seven of this name are among the gr. at Harv. bef. 1829.

FOWLER, or FOWLAR, ABRAHAM, Guilford, s. of John the first of the same, m. 29 Aug. 1677, Elizabeth d. of George Bartlett, had Abraham, b. 1678; Ebenezer, 1680; Daniel, 1684; Josiah; Caleb, wh. d. unm. Jan. 1724; Abigail; Elizabeth 1694; and Mary; was mem. of ea. br. of the legisl. a judge of the Co. and d. 30 Sept. 1719. AMBROSE, Windsor 1641, thot. by a writer in Geneal. Reg. XI. 249, to be s. of William (but strong reason is seen against that opin.), m. 6 May 1646, Joan Alvord, wh. d. 22 May 1684, had Abigail, b. 1 Mar. 1647; John, 19 Nov. 1648; Mary, 15 May 1650; Samuel, 18 Nov. 1652; Hannah, 20 Dec. 1654; Elizabeth 2 Dec. 1656; and Ambrose, 8 May 1658, all liv. when he made his will, 1692; was freem. 1657 of Conn. and had rem. a. 1668, to Westfield, there a. 18 Oct. 1704. His eldest d. m. 17 Mar. 1671, Increase Sikes; Mary m. 14 May 1677, Fearnot King; and Hannah m. James Sexton. Descend. have been very num. at W. AMBROSE, Westfield, youngest ch. of the preced. m. 11 Sept. 1693, Mary, d. of Joseph Baker of Northampton, had Ruth, b. 11 Sept. 1694; Mary, Il Mar. 1696; Samuel, 9 Oct. 1700; Joseph, 18 July 1703; Mindwell 1 Mar. 1706; David, and Noah, tw. 8 Feb. 1708, wh. both d. soon; and he d. 1 July 1712. HENRY, Providence 1655, sw. alleg. May 1666. 

JOHN, Milford 1639, s. prob. of the first William, b. in Eng. m. 1647, Mary, d. of George Hubbard, had Abigail, b. Dec. 1648, a. 1651; with f.-in-law rem. to Guilford, a. 1649, there had Mary, Dec. 1650, d. unm.; Abraham, 19 Aug. 1652; John, 1654; Mehitable, 1606, wh. d. 18 Mar. 1751, unm. and Elizabeth 30 Apr. 1658, wh. d. at 18 yrs.; was deac. rep. 1665-73, and after; d. May 1677; but his wid. liv. to 13 Apr. 1713. JOHN, Westfield, s. of Ambrose, m. 1687, Mercy, d. of William Miller of Northampton, had John, b. 1 Sept. 1689; Mercy, 10 Jan. 1691, wh. d. soon; Abraham, 1693; Mercy, again, 1695; Isaac, 12 Nov. 1697; three at once, 25 July 1700, wh. all d. without names, in few days; Jacob, 31 Oct. 1701; Mehitable, 16 Sept. 1703; and Ebenezer, 3 Sept. 1706, d. young [[vol. 2, p. 194]] His will, of 1732, was pro. 1738. 

JOHN, Guilford, s. of the first John, m. 1680, Ann, d. of deac. William Johnson, had John, b. 1685; Samuel, 1687; Joseph, 1689; Mehitable, 1691; Benjamin, 1693; David; and Ann. His w. d. 1702, and he next m. Hannah, wid. of John Norton; d. Jan. 1735. JOHN, Milford, s. of the sec. William, d. 1693, in will of 1 Jan. ment. w. Sarah, and s. John. JOHN, Springfield, m. 31 Oct. 1695, Hannah, d. of John Scott, had Hannah, b. 13 Aug. 1696; John, 16 Apr. 1698; Mary, 12 Feb. 1700; Sarah, 30 Jan. 1702; Abigail, 26 May 1703; Elizabeth 13 Dec. 1705; Christopher, 29 Oct. 1708; and Elisha, 16 Feb. 1711. JONATHAN, Norwich, s. of William the sec. m. 3 Aug. 1687, Elizabeth Reynolds, had Elizabeth Joseph, Sarah, and Jonathan, but prob. these were by sec. w. See Geneal. Reg. VII. 131. Rem. to Windham, there d. 1696. JOSEPH, Ipswich, a tanner, s. says fam. tradit. of Philip the first, b. in Eng. had Philip, Joseph, John, and perhaps more; but nothing is kn. further of him. 

JOSEPH, Newtown, L. I. 1656. JOSEPH, a soldier, wh. may have been s. of Joseph the first of Ipswich, was k. by the Ind. near Deerfield, 19 May 1676, on return from the Falls fight. MARK, New Haven, s. of William the sec. had w. Mary, was a propr. 1685, and d. next yr. His ch. were John, b. 1 Mar. 1682; Thomas, 8 Jan. 1684; and Mary. The s. sett. at Lebanon. PHILIP, Ipswich, a clothworker, having tak. o. of alleg. and suprem. at Southampton, to qualify him as a passeng. 24 Mar. came in the Mary and John, 1634, bring. says fam. tradit. Benjamin, of wh. very little is heard, Joseph, bef. ment. and Margaret; was freem. 3 Sept. 1634. He d. 24 June 1678, aged 87, or more prob. 80, as by one report he was 73 in 1671. His d. Margaret was wid; of Christopher Osgood of Ipswich in 1650, wh. was her fellow passeng. and he had beside, Thomas, b. 1636; and Philip, a. 1646, wh. prob. d. young; by w. Martha. But he m. 27 Feb. 1660, Diary, wid. I presume, of George Norton. PHILIP, Ipswich, perhaps s. of Joseph, as Mr. Felt assures me, that, in 1668, the first Philip gave prop. to Philip his gr.s. and the youth was then of 18 yrs. He m. 20 Jan. 1673, Elizabeth Herlick, prob. d. of Zechary of Beverly, had Philip, b. 27 Nov. 1675, d. 1 June 1676; Elizabeth 11 Feb. 1678; Martha, 15 May 1681, d. young; Joseph, 1683; John, 13 Jan. 1685; Benjamin, 19 Apr. 1687; Mary, 1688; Martha, again, 6 Apr. 1690; and Philip, again, 1691. He d. Dec. 1714, and his wid. d. 6 May 1727. 

SAMUEL, Salisbury 1665, perhaps was f. of Samuel of the same. SAMUEL, Westfield, a of Ambrose the first, m. 6 Nov. 1683, Abigail Brown of Windsor, had Samuel, b. 29 Jan. 1684; Jonathan, 19 Oct. 1685; Abigail, 25 Oct. 1687; Mary, 22 Feb. 1690; Hannah, 3 Nov. 1693; Esther, 16 Jan. 1696; Sarah, 31 May 1698; Isabel, 1 Feb. 1701; Elizabeth 7 June 1704; and Mindwell. He made his will 1727, but it was not brot. to pro. bef. [[vol. 2, p. 195]] 1739. SAMUEL, Salisbury, m. 5 Dec. 1684, Hannah Worthen, eldest ch. of Ezekiel, had Samuel, b. 23 Oct. 1685; Hannah, 30 Apr. 1687; Susanna, 10 Mar. 1689; Jacob, 10 Dec. 1690; Mary, 10 July 1692; and Sarah, 5 Mar. 1694; was freem. 1690. THOMAS, Salisbury, perhaps s. of the first Philip, by w. Hannah had Thomas, b. 16 Mar. 1665, rem. to Amesbury, freem. 1690, rep. 1692. 

WILLIAM, Milford 1639, one of the seven pillars at the found. of the ch. 22 Aug. in that yr. after 1647 was freq. rep. lieut. and at last an Assist. of the col. d. 25 Jan. 1661, leav. only William, and John. WILLIAM, New Haven (prob. s. of the preced. b. in Eng.), where were bapt. his ch. John or as the blunder in ch. rec. says, Joseph, 1 July 1649; Mark, 14 Jan. or 17 June 1655; Deborah, 7 Mar. 1658; and William, 22 Jan. 1665; but some of these dates are assum. corrections of the errors of the less happy ch. rec. of New Haven, as giv. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 359;--besides wh. were Hannah, Sarah, Mary, not on any rec. Jonathan, b. 8 Feb. 1651; Abigail, 1660; and Mercy, 1669. The mo. of these ten ch. was a d. prob. of Edmund Tapp, wh. had been assoc. with his f. as one of the pillars at found. of the ch. and whose wid. in her will of 1673, names him as her s.-in-law, and the ds. that are not found on rec. as her cousins. He took sec. w. 1670, wid. Elizabeth Baldwin, and rem. to Milford, there d. 1683, at least the inv. of a good est. bears date 29 Mar. of that yr. Many of these particulars are obt. from his will of Oct. 1682. His d. Hannah m. 21 Nov. 1661, Daniel Buckingham of Milford; Sarah m. 19 July 1665, the sec. John Smith of the same; Deborah m. 10 May 1688, as Cothren instr. us, Jesse Lambert; and Mercy, it is said, m. John Bills of Lebanon. WILLIAM Milford, s. of the preced. d. 23 Feb. 1729. Twenty-two of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at N. E. Coll. of wh. none was of Harv.

FOWNELL, JOE, Charlestown, miller, was of Cambridge ch. with w. Mary until 1668, tho. he had above ten yrs. liv. at Charlestown, but was freem. 1645, had John, perhaps b. in Eng. wh. d. 1 Apr. 1654, in 18th yr. and, prob. Sarah, wh. m. 13 Nov. 1656, Henry Kimball, and d. 10 Aug. foll. and he d. 19 Mar. 1673, aged 65, leav. I presume no ch. for his will, made near ten yrs. bef. gave all to w. Mary, wh. was extrix. She m. William Hudson, and d. 25 Jan. 1696 in 85th yr. Her will ment. the three ch. of her relat. Thomas Fillebrown, and sev. others.

FOX, DAVID, m. at Woburn, 10 Jan. 1678, Lydia Jaquith. ELIPHALET, Concord, eldest s. of Thomas of the sane, m. 26 Oct. 1665, Mary, d. of George Wheeler, freem. 1690, d. 15 Aug. 1711. His w. d. 24 Feb. 1679, as Shattuck shows, and he names the ch. Thomas, Eliphalet, Samuel, Joshua, Benoni, and ano. Joshua. On 30 Sept. 1681 he m. sec. w. Mary, wid. of Isaac Hunt, d. of John Stone of Sudbury. GEORGE, the celebr. head of the sect of Friends, s. of Christopher, b. at Drayton in the Clay, Co. Leicester, July 1624, came in 1672 from the S. part of [[vol. 2, p. 196]] our country, wh. he visit. the preced. yr. had much earlier an eager controv. With Roger Williams, but went home next yr. and d. 13 Jan. 1691. ISAAC, Medford, by w. Abigail had John, b. 10 Apr. 1679; Isaac, 12 Dec. 1680; Abigail, 11 Mar. 1682; Hannah, 15 Mar. 1683, d. young; John, again, 24 Apr. 1685; Samuel, 30 Apr. 1687; Ebenezer, 14 Oct. 1689, and Thomas, 10 Nov. 1693. JABEZ, Woburn, S. of Thomas of Cambridge, freem. 1677, ord. b Sept. 1679, collea. with Rev. Thomas Carter, d. of smallpox, 28 Feb. 1703, aged 56; had John, b. 10 May 1678; Thomas, 16 July 1680, d. in 4 days; Thomas, again, 13 Nov. 1681; Jabez, 2 Dec. 1684; Judith, 19 June 1690, wh. d. within a yr. all, I suppose, by w. Judith Reyner. d. of John the sec. wh. m. Col. Jonathan Tyng, and d. 5 June 1756, in 99th yr. 

His s. John, H. C. 1698, wh. was his success. ord. 4 Oct. 1703, and d. 12 Dec. 1756, aged 76, was f. of Hon. Jabez, H. C. 1727. JOHN, wh. came in the Abigail, 1635, aged 35, with Richard, 15, perhaps his br. may have been br. of Thomas, and sett. at Concord, but nothing is kn. of either John or Richard. JOHN, New London, br. of Eliphalet, m. 2 June 1678, Sarah, d. of Greenfield Larrabee, had John, b. 1680; Sarah, 1681; Thomas, 1682; he had also Jonathan, Benjamin, and Hannah, but possib. by sec. w. Hannah, wh. was d. of Robert Isbell, and wid. of Thomas Stedman; he had, for third Mary, d. of Daniel Lester, jr. wh. was , it is said, gr.d. of his own sis. Mary, and 50 yrs. younger than hims. He d. Apr. 1730. NICHOLAS, Marblehead 1674, by w. Elizabeth had Nicholas, Elizabeth and William; and d. 1677. 

RICHARD, Wethersfield, m. Beriah, d. of the first Richard Smith of the same, was inhab. of the E. side of the riv. now Glastonbury. SAMUEL, New London, br of John of the same, m. 30 Mar. 1676, Mary, by wh. he had two ds. and Samuel, b. 24 Apr. 1681; he had sec. w. Joanna; a third, Bathshua, wh. was wid. of Richard Smith, d. of James Rogers; and a fourth w.Esther; and by one, or other of these had Isaac, Benjamin, and Samuel, again, while the first Samuel was liv. and f. of a fam. He d. 4 Sept. 1727, in 77th yr. THOMAS, Concord, freem. prob. of Mar. 1638, by w. Rebecca, wh. d. 11 May 1647, had Mary, b. 18 Sept. 1642, d. next mo.; Elizabeth b. the same day; Eliphalet, bef. ment., and he m. 13 Dec. 1647, Hannah Brooks, had Hannah, b. 25 Sept. 1648; Thomas, 26 Feb. 1650; Samuel, bef. ment.; Mary; John, bef. ment.; Isaac, 17 Oct. 1657; and d. 14 Apr. 1658. Yet his will of 25 Jan. preced. in wh. w. Hannah is made extrix. names only eldest s. Eliphalet, and d. Elizabeth tho. it speaks of others, and uncle Thomas Brooks, wh. ret. the inv. 23 Apr. of same yr. Mary, wh. went to New London with brs. Samuel, and John, m. Daniel Lester, jr. 

THOMAS, Cambridge, freem. perhaps, of 1644, selectman 1658, and often after, for sec. w. m. Ellen, wid. of Percival Green, wh. d. 27 May 1682, as Harris gives the inscript. aged 82, and took ano. w. 21 Apr. foll. Elizabeth [[vol. 2, p. 197]] wid. of Charles Chadwick, wh. 22 Feb. 1685, left him again a widower, and he took, 16 Dec. foll. ano. w. Rebecca Wythe, wid. of Nicholas, and he d. 25 Apr. 1693, aged 85. Prob. he had no ch. exc. Jabez, b. 1647, H. C. 1665, to bear up the uncert. tradit. honor, ascribed to him, of descent from the autb. of the Book of Martyrs. For these two Thomases, I have varied from Farmer in the dates, respectively, of freem.'s oath. The reason may be very slight, but the Concord man seems to have been the elder of the two; and tho. of the four names of freem., above and below those of these two Foxes, three are of Concord, yet two of them heard of not indeed bef. 1639, while Hayward, of those adm. early in 1638, was of Concord 1630, and, of course, Hutchins of Cambridge might seem to balance him; still the preponderance is for Concord. Certainly the Smeedly two were here some yrs. bef. being adm. freem. Bond boldly conject. p. 765, that he was the same as Thomas of Concord, in wh. I dare not follow his lead. He thereby makes the wid. of Percival Greene to be third w. and the wid. of Chadwick fourth w. of Thomas Fox. Seven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and equal number at Yale, Brown, and Dart. coll.

FOXALL, JOHN, Boston, had Ruth, bapt. 11 Nov. 1632, says the ch. rec. I ought to obs. that this may be Coggeshall. or Coxshall, for that gent. arr. at Boston in the Lion, only 8 wks. bef. Greater errors are occasio. found in rec. Still it may be the name of John Foxwell, tho. not likely.

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