Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
FOXCRAFT, or FOXCROFT, FRANCIS, Boston, said to be s. of Daniel, wh. was mayor of Leeds in Co. York, in 1665, ar. co. 1679, was a col. imprison. in Apr. 1689, as adher. of Gov. Andros, yet seems not to have suffer. permanent unpopular. by w. Elizabeth d. of Gov. Danforth, m. 3 Oct. 1682, wh. d. 4 July 1721, had Francis, b. 26 Jan. 1695, H. C. 1712; and Thomas, 26 Feb. 1697, H. C. 1714; d. at Cambridge 31 Dec. 1727. FRANCIS, Cambridge, S. of the preced. m. 5 Nov. 1722, Mehitable Coney, d. perhaps of John, had Mehitable, b. 19 Aug. 1723; Francis, 11 Aug. 1725, d. at 7 yrs.; Daniel, 11 Apr. 1726, H. C. 1746, d. at 30 yrs.; Elizabeth .27 Mar. 1729; Thomas, 18 Jan. 1731, d. young; Martha, 29 Jan. 1733, d. young; Francis, again, 17 June 1735, d. next yr.; George, 31 May 1736, d. at 3 yrs.; Catharine, 20 Apr. 1737, d. next yr.; William, 10 Apr. 1738, d. young; Layton, 10 Mar. 1739, d. at 16 yrs.; John, 26 Mar. 1740, H. C. 1758; George, 4 July 1741, d. young; Phebe, 12 Aug. 1743; and Francis, 15 Nov. 1744, H. C. 1764; was Judge of Pro. for Middlesex, and d. 28 Mar. 1768. GEORGE, Boston, nam. as propr. in the old Book of Poss'sions bef. deeds were com. was possib. never an inhab. but only a London merch. of the comp. of undertakers for us, wh. no more is kn. but that his ho. lot was next to Edward Bendall's the dock.
THOMAS, Boston, br. of Francis the sec. min. of first ch. [[vol. 2, p. 198]] ord. 20 Nov. 1717, m. 1718, Ann Coney, d. of John, had Samuel, b. 1735, H. C. 1754, min. of New Gloucester, d. 16 or 18 June 1769. Of this name eight had been gr. at Harv. 1834.
FOXERY, WILLIAM, Boston 1652, adm. an inhab. and the name in text and marg. of the rec. is so plain that it is wonder. who Drake, in Hist. of Boston, 334, gave it Foxley; particular. as it was right in Farmer.
FOXWELL, JOHN, Barnstable 1643. JOHN, Scarborough, eldest s. of Richard of the same, d. prob. bef. his f. leav. wid. Deborah, 1677, to admin. his est. Richard, Salem, or Boston, prob. came in the fleet with Winthrop desired adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, and 18 May foll. was sw. perhaps went home, or rem. soon to Scituate, and may have been there prior, certain. was in 1634, hav. m. Ann Shelley, a serv. wh. came over that yr. as the ch. rec. of Roxbury proves; was one of the found. of the first ch. at Scituate, with Rev. John Lothrop, 8 Jan. 1635; but the ch. foll. are on rec. of Barnstable, Mary, b. 17, bapt. 30 Aug. 1636, wh. m. 8 Jan. 1655, Hugh Cole; Martha, 24 Mar. bapt. 22 Apr. 1638, m. 9 May 1669, Samuel Bacon; and Ruth, 25 Mar. bapt. 4 Apr. 1641; rem. to Barnstable bef. the b. of last ; there his s. John was bur. 21 Sept. 1646, and he d. 1668, says Deane, wh. tells of him as from Kent, yet, however, confus. him with the foll. RICHARD, prob. at Piscataqua 1631, or earlier, for he had been home in 1632, but came back in Apr. 1633, yet perhaps in connex. with other men than those in whose dominion he was first, being soon engag. in the patent right of Lewis and Bonython, and sat down at Scarborough 1636, there m. Sarah, d. of Richard Bonython, had Richard, John, Philip, and five ds. was in 1658 receiv. under jurisdict. of Mass. and in 1663, declared on 4 July that he and his neighb. desired their sov. Iord, the k. to determine what jurisdict. they belong. to; d. 1677, aged 73. Folsom, 116. His s. Philip was admor. Of the s. Richard, prob. d. bef. his f.; John m. a d. of Richard Cumming, had Nathaniel, but the male line ended with him; Philip was a selectman of Scarborough 1681, d. without heirs, it is believ. 1690. The ds. well perpet. the name as a bapt. prefix. Esther m. 1657, Thomas Rogers; Lucretia m. James Robinson of Scarborough; Susanna m. John Ashton or Austin; Mary m. George Norton of York; and Sarah m. Joseph Curtis of Kittery. From this last desc. the portion of Cutts fam.
FOY, JEFFERY, Boston 1676, mariner. In his will of 12 Oct. 1677, pro. 29 Jan. foll. he names w. Rochard. but no ch. JOHN, Boston 1671, mariner, by w. Dorothy had Elizabeth b. 21 Sept. 1672; John, 28 June 1674; Joseph, and Benjamin, tw. 11 Aug. 1678; William, 6 Mar. 1681; Hannah, 4 Feb. 1683; Joseph, again, 21 Aug. 1685; Dorothy; Samuel, 15 Feb. 1688; and Samuel, again, 26 Mar. 1689. His will of 13 Nov. 1708, names Elizabeth Southack as d. Dorothy, wh. m. 21 June 1705, Jonathan Armitage, beside s. John, William, Joseph, and Samuel. JOHN, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 16 Nov. 1699, Sarah Lynde, had Elizabeth b. 13 June 1701. JOSEPH, Boston, mariner, br. of the preced. prob. never m. for by his will, 11 May 1730, all his prop. was giv. to ch. of br. Samuel. SAMUEL, Boston, mariner, br. of the preced. m. 26 July 1716, Elizabeth Emmes, had Mary, b. 20 Aug. 1720; Joseph, 11 Sept. 1723; Dorothy, 26 May 1725; Hannah, 30 Apr. 1726, d. in few days; beside Samuel, and Elizabeth nam. in the will of uncle Joseph.
WILLIAM, Boston, br. of the preced. m. 5 Apr. 1716, Elizabeth Campbell, had William, b. 1 Nov. foll.; John, 14 Nov. 1717, d. soon; Mary, 7 June 1720, d. soon; Mary, again, 8 Sept. 1721; John, again, 8 Feb. 1723, d. young; and Elizabeth He was Treasr. of the Prov. of Mass. Bay, d. 1759. WILLIAM, Boston, br. of the preced. m. 5 Apr. 1716 Perhaps these mariners were from Guernsey, or other Channel Island. [[vol. 2, p. 199]]
FRAILE, GEORGE, Lynn 1637, may, first, have been at Charlestown, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 30 Mar. 1641; Hannah, Nov. 1642, d. at 19 yrs.; Eunice, Dec. 1644; Samuel, 7 Mar. 1646; Deborah, 1 Aug. 1648; and Ruth, 30 Apr. 1653. He d. 9 Dec. 1663, leav. s. George, k. accid. 1669. Lewis, Hist. 90. His wid. d. at Salem 5 May 1669. Elizabeth m. 23 Nov. 1668, William Shaw of Salem, and d. bef. him (wh. had sec. or third w. Mary); and Eunice m. 13 Mar. 1671, Abraham Patch.
FRAME, THOMAS, Amesbury, tailor, took o. of alleg. 1677, had w. Mary.
FRANCIS, FRANCIS, Reading, had John, b. 4 Feb. 1657. JOHN, Braintree, 3. 1650. His w. Rose d. 1659, hav. had Elizabeth b. 24 Jan. 1657; and Susanna, on 4 Feb. of this last yr. JOHN, Medford, s. of the first Richard, m. 5 Jan. 1688, Lydia, d. of John Cooper, had John, b. 10 Oct. foll. d. soon; John, again, 17 Feb. 1690; Stephen, 2 Nov. 1691; Nathaniel, a. 1693; Samuel, 17 Jan. 1696; Ann, 2 Nov. 1697; Joseph, 5 Jan. 1700; Ebenezer, 30 Oct. 1701, d. soon; Lydia, 20 Apr. 1703; and Ebenezer, again, 25 Mar. 1708. His w. a. 24 Aug. 1725; and he d. 3 Jan. 1728. RICHARD, Cambridge, was first at Dorchester, by w. Alce or Alice had Stephen, b. 7 Feb. 1645; Sarah, 4 Dec. 1646; John, 4 Jan. 1650; Rebecca, and Ann; all at C. was freem. 13 May 1640, and d. 24 Mar. 1687, aged a. 81. RICHARD, Northampton 1678, had come up from the E. prob. and was clk. of Turner's comp. in Philip's war, 1676, writing well.
ROBERT, Wethersfield, had Susanna, b. 1651; Robert, 1653; and Mary, 1656; by rec. of W. beside John, and perhaps others. His w. Joan d. 1705; s. John d. 1711; and he d. next yr. In one of the div. of town lots he had sh. on wh. John F. Esq., a descend. now resides. STEPHEN, Cambridge, eldest s. of first Richard, by w. Hannah, d. of wid. Mary Hall, m. 27 Dec. 1670, had Hannah, b. 28 Sept. foll. wh. d. 17 June 1677; Stephen, la Aug. 1674; Hannah, again, 18 June 1677, d. young; and third Hannah, 7 Apr. 1680; was after of Reading and Medford, freem. 1690. His w. d. 2 Apr. 1683, and he m. 16 Sept. foll. Hannah Dickson. Nine of this name had, in 1829, been gr. at N. E. coll. of wh Rev. Dr. Convers, H. C. 1815, Parkman Professor there, has been disting. for histor. research.
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, Boston, s. of William of the same, by w. Catharine had Joanna, b. 12 July 1672; Sarah, 2 Oct. 1674; Benjamin, 28 Jan. 1677. BENJAMIN, Marlborough, by w. Phebe had Mary, b. 3 July 1690; and John, 12 Sept. 1692. He taught a sch. there Jan. to Apr. 1699, and may be the same as the preced. tho. prob. is against it BENJAMIN, Boston, fifteenth ch. and youngest s. of Josiah of the same, too famous to need any other memo. than that furnished by his autobiog. and the great work of Sparks. He m. 1 Sept. 1730, at Philadelphia, [[vol. 2, p. 200]] Deborah Reed, wh. d. 19 Dec. 1774, had only two ch. by her; Francis Folger, b. 20 June 1732, d. at 4 yrs. and Sarah, 11 Sept. 1743, whose descend. are quite num. JAMES, soldier in Moseley's comp. Dec. 1675, on the terrible Narraganset campaign, and in 1686 was a townsman of Dartmouth. I would gladly kn. wh. was his f. JOHN, Boston 1652, a cooper, perhaps br. of the preced. d. 26 Nov. 1653.
JOHN, Roxbury 1664. JONATHAN, Hadley 1678. JOSIAH, Boston, s. of Thomas of Eaton, Northamptonsh. where he was b. 23 Dec. 1657, came a. 1683, with w. Ann and three ch. Elizabeth b. 2 Mar. 1678; Samuel, 16 May 1681; and Hannah, 25 May 1683; all b. at Banbury in Oxfordsh. followed in Boston his trade of soapboiler and maker of candles, had here, by her; Josiah, b. 23 Aug. 1685; Ann, 5 Jan. 1687; Joseph, 5 Jan. or 6 Feb. 1688, d. soon; and Joseph, again, 30 June 1689. The first w. d. and he m. not very long after, we judge, Abiah, d. of Peter Folger, wh. d. 1752, in 85th yr. had John, bapt. 7 Dec. 1690; Peter, b. 22, bapt. 27 Nov. 1692; Mar., 26 Sept. 1694; James, 4 Feb. 1697; Sarah, 9 July 1699; Ebenezer, 20 Sept. 1701, d. at 2 yrs.; Thomas, 7 Dec. 1703; Benjamin, 6 Jan. 1706, the celebr. philosoph. and statesman, bapt. the same day, as his f. liv. very near to O. S. ch.; Lydia, 3 Aug. 1708; and Jane, 27 Mar. 1712; so that there were seventeen ch. He d. 16 Jan. 1745. His br. Benjamin, a silk dyer, and maker of verses, from London, came many yrs. later, and is beyond the scope of this work. Nor does it seem necessary to enlarge on the sev. branches of the orig. stock, for it. is thought the fam. name is exhausted. Much less can I be expected to speak of the illustrious son of Boston, whose male descend. the royal Gov. of New Jersey, tho. illegit. after many yrs. of separation in politic. regards, was reconcil. to his f. Of him we may express our regret, that the yr. of b. of his son is unkn. tho. certain. it might have been hoped, bef. the m. of his f. also that the name of his mo. and the reason why the young philosoph. did. not m. her (unless bec. he had one w. already), are equal. uncert. But the fam. geneal. in G. Reg. VIII. 374, while it supplies no mo. for the Gov. says he was b. a. 1731; and that the blood of the great patron of common sense is perpet. only through female line.
WILLIAM, Ipswich 1634, came in the Mary and John that yr. with many others, wh. rem. to Newbury 1635, m. Alice, d. of Robert Andrews, was a blacksmith, rem. to Boston, there is rec. b. of his d. Elizabeth 3 Oct. 1638; was adm. of our ch. 30 Jan. 1641. Perhaps his w. d. bef. that, and by w. Joanna he had John, 14 July 1642; and Benjamin, 12 Oct. 1643; perhaps, also, by third w. Phebe had Ebenezer, wh. d. 24 Oct. 1644; and Eleazur, 4 Oct. 1645, bapt. as (with unusual precision), the rec. says "almost a day old," bur. perhaps, the same day; Elizabeth m. 6 Oct. 1656, George May. [[vol. 2, p. 201]] If only one was f. of these sev. ch. he d. at London, bef. July 1658, when his inv. of good est. was appr. here and in that yr. his wid. Phebe m. Augustine Lindon.
But one William left a wid. Jane, wh. d. 16 July 1659, and confus. easi. spreads into the assign. of offspring among, those of sim. names. We may obs. that Coffin has thus giv. this last born Eleazur to that man (mem. of Roxbury ch.) hanged a yr. and a half prior for murder of Nathaniel Sewell, his apprent. a pauper sent from Eng. See Winthrop II. 183-5. WILLIAM, Windsor 1648.
FRANKS, JOHN, m. 23 July 1663, Sarah, d. of Joseph Weld of Roxbury, had John, b. 26 May 1664; Joseph, 14 June 1666; and Sarah, 26 Feb. 1669. Ano. JOHN, of Boston, if the rec. be true, by w. Grace had Deborah, b. 11 Jan. 1666.
FRARY, ELEAZUR, or ELIEZUR, Hadley, s. of John, m. 1666, Mary, d. of Isaac Graves, had Samuel, Eleazur, Isaac, Jonathan, Prudence, and Hannah; was call. of Northampton when freem. 1680; rep. for Hatfield often betw. 1692 and his d. at that place 1709. JOHN, Dedham, by w. Prudence had Isaac, b. 29 Dec. 1638; Eleazur, 14 Feb. 1640; Samuel, 27 Oct. 1641; Theophilus; and prob. others bef. these, some b. in Eng.; was one of the found. of the ch. 8 Nov. 1638, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, liv. in that pt. wh. bec. Medfield, there d. July 1675, at great age, as he says in his will, made the mo. preced. in wh. he ment. only w. Prudence, and three s. Theophilus, Eleazur, and Samson, and some of their ch. but no d. of his own. Worthington, Hist. 104, led Farmer to the error of suppos. that he rem. to Deerfield. JOHN, Medfield, perhaps s. of the preced. b. 1620, or perhaps a neph. or other rel. freem. 1656, m. 25 Dec. 1656, Elizabeth Harding, perhaps wid. of Abraham.
RICHARD, Northampton, d. 31 Jan. 1697. SAMSON, Hadley, liv. on W. side of the riv. wh. bec. Hatfield, was s. of John, had Mehitable; Susanna, b. 1668; John, 1669; both of wh. soon d. and Nathaniel, 1675; rem. to Deerfield, there was k. 29 Feb. 1704, by the Fr. and Ind. wh. took his w. Mary and k. her bef. reach. Canada Mehitable m. 1682, Hezekiah Root of Northampton; ano. d. prob. elder, hav. m. his br. Jacob R. THEOPHILUS, Boston, br. of the preced. cordwainer, m. 4 June 1653, Hannah, d. of Jacob Eliot, had Theophilus, 20 Sept. 1657, d. soon; John, 19 Sept. 1658; Theophilus, again, 4 Dec. 1660, d. young; Theophilus, again, 30 Jan. 1662; Abigail, 5 Sept. 1663; Mehitable, 23 Jan. 1665, d. soon; Mehitable, again, 4 Feb. 1666; John, again, 11 Dec. 1668; Prudence, 23 Aug,. 1670; Samuel, 13 May 1673; and Bethia, 5 Dec. 1674. He had also Hannah, as by his will of 11 Sept. 1697, pro. 31 Oct. 1700, appears, in wh. he gives to now w. Mary, ds. Hannah Belcher, Abigail Arnold, and Mehitable Lillie, brs. Samson and Eleazur, and makes ds. excors. so that we may presume the s. were all d. He was deac. of the third, or O. S. ch. rep. 1689, and d. 17 Oct. 1700.
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FRAZER, COLIN, Newbury, but rem. to Rowley after some yrs. m. 10 Nov. 1685, Martha, d. of Duncan Stuart, had Simon, b. 19 Aug. 1686; John, 1 Apr. 1688, d. young; Hannah, 31 Aug. 1692; John, again, 12 June 1694, wh. d. at Boston, aged 19 yrs.; Ebenezer, 27 July 1696; Gershom, 8 Aug., 1697; Nathan, 8 Jan. 1700; Abigail, 21 Apr. 1701, and Lawson, 14 Sept. 1704. WILLIAM, Portsmouth 1645. FREAKE, JOHN, Boston 1660, merch. with prefix of respect, m. 28 May 1661, Elizabeth d. of Capt. Thomas Clark, had Mary, b. 25 Mar. 1662; Elizabeth 13 June 1663; Clark, 11 Oct. 1666; John, 8 Jan. 1668; Jane, 26 Oct. 1669; Mehitable, 5 Oct. 1670; Thomas, 29 Nov. 1672; and Mary, 6 May 1674; and he d. by explos. of ship from Virg. in Boston harbor, 4 May 1675, under 40 yrs. The wid. m. Elisha Hutchinson; and Mary m. 6 May 1694, Josiah Walcot.
FREATHY, JAMES, York, perhaps s. of William, took the o. of alleg. 22 Mar. 1680. WILLIAM, York, freem. of Mass. 22 Nov. 1652.
FREEBORNE, or FREEBOURNE, GIDEON, Portsmouth, R. I. only s. of William of the same, by w. Sarah had Mary, b. 12 Feb. 1664, d. at 12 yrs.; Sarah, 14 Jan. 1667; Ann, 28 Mar. 1669; Martha, 8 Aug. 1671; Susanna, 24 Mar. 1674; and Patience, 4 Mar. 1676; and by sec. w. m. 3 June 1678, Mary, wid. of John Lawton, d. of Matthew Broomer, or some such name, had Mary, 24 Aug. 1679; William, 3 Feb. 1682; Gideon, 29 Apr. 1684; Thomas, 5 Feb. 1688, d. the same yr.; beside Mercy, wh. m. Thomas Coggeshall, and Comfort, wh. m. ano. Coggeshall. Of the nine ds. we learn the m. of seven from the will of Susanna, a kind old maid, that d. 21 Jan. 1723, naming, those sis. and their hs. together with her br. Gideon's two brs.-in-law, eleven cous. and thirteen nieces. WILLIAM, Boston, came in the Francis from Ipswich 1634, aged 40, with w. Mary, 33; and ch. Mary, 7; and Sarah, 2; and serv. John Aldburg, 14, wh. may be the counsellor of Andros 1687, as he was a man of distinct. bef. this date. Freeborne first sat down in Mass. and was sw. freem. 3 Sept. 1634, of course liv. in some other town, when his s. Gideon was prob. b. and was a mem. of one of the chs. of the jurisdict. but was, perhaps, of Roxbury, certain. not of that in Boston, where he liv. in 1637, and was disarm. as a favorer of Wheelwright, went with the disaffect. to R. I. there, in Mar. after, signed the civil coven. at Newport, in 1655 was at Portsmouth the adjoin. town, and there d. 28 Apr. 1670, aged 80 nearly, and his wid. Mary d. six days after of the full age of 80, if fam. tradit. be prefer. to the custom-ho. rec. of their embark. from wh. we should calculate the h. to be 76, and the w. 69.
FREEBY, NICHOLAS, Casco, n. 1680. Willis. 217.
FREELOVE, MORRIS, Portsmouth, R. I. m. 9 Feb. 1681, Elizabeth d. of Samuel Wilbore, and rem. to Freetown.
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FREEMAN, ANTHONY, came in the Hopewell, Capt. Babb, in the autumn of 1635, aged 24; but of him no more is kn. DAVID, Rehoboth, m. 4 Apr. 1684, Margaret Ingraham of Swanzey. EDWARD, Lynn, came in the Abigail 1635, aged 45, with others of the name, Mary, 50; John, 35; Thomas, 24; John, 9; and Cecilia, 4; all ent. at the custom ho. 17 June in London; but we kn. of six others for the same sh. ent. 1 July foll. viz. Edward, 34; his w. Elizabeth 35; and four ch. not of Edward, but of Edmund, Alice, 17; Edmund, 15; Elizabeth 12; and John, 8. Who Mary and the four others were, that took their passage on the earlier day, is all unkn. as well as the Edward with w. Elizabeth Conjecture will find no benefit from rec. it is thought; for we are not able to determine whether he brought a w. yet kn. that he had one at Sandwich, but not her name. Presume we may (from his will of 21 June 1682, pro. 2 Nov. foll. naming s. Edmund, John, and Edward Perry, as the w. of Edward Perry was Mary), that he had m. on this side of the water, a wid. Perry, tho. Mr. Winsor tool; a diverse view, as if E. P. had m. a d. of Freeman. No d. is ever ment. in this country, exc. the two found in the old rec. of the London custom ho. Alice, wh. m. 24 Nov. 1639, deac. William Paddy, and d. at Plymouth, 24 Apr. 1651; and Elizabeth wh. m. a. 1645, John Ellis. An Elizabeth F. wh. d. at Sandwich, 14 Feb. 1676, may have been the fellow passeng. call. in the rec. w. of Edward, but while we are ignor. wh. Edward was, or where he liv. or if indeed the name be not a delusion on the rec. there may be possibil. of her being the w. of Edmund. Dr. Palfrey found gr.stones ;; of many of this fam. name at Benefield in Northamptonsh. but the late Rev. Dr. James Freeman understood from fam. tradit. that he as deriv. from Devonsh. On the first arr. of Edmund with his assoc. at Sandwich, they call. the place Saugus, out of regard to the Ind. name of the place in Mass. whence they rem. He was an Assist. of the Col. 1640-46 incl. but why in foll. yrs. omit. is not guessed at, nor why among instances of longev. he is not cited, when many younger are.
EDWARD, Sandwich, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 22 Apr. 1646, at Eastham, Rebecca, d. of Thomas Prence, the Gov. had only Rebecca, after b. of wh. his w. d. prob. in short time, and he m. 13 July 1631, Margaret Young, had Margaret, b. 2 Oct. 1652; Edmund, 5 Oct. 1655; Alice, 29 Mar. 1638; Rachel, 7 Sept. 1659, Sarah, 6 Feb. 1662; and Deborah, 9 Aug. 1665; was rep. and the time of d. of him. or of his w. is unkn. EDMUND, Sandwich, only s. of the preced. m. a. 1682, w. Sarah, had Edmund, b. 30 Aug. 1683; Benjamin, 6 July 1686; Mary, 13 Mar. 1688; John, 12 June 1693; Thomas, 26 Mar. 1696; Joseph, 18 July 1698; William, 4 Dec. 1700; Sarah, G Dec. 1703; and Isaac, 20 Oct. 1706; d. 18 May 1720, a.nd his wid. d. 12 Nov. 1742, aged 90. Of [[vol. 2, p. 204]] these ch. Mary d. at 46 yrs. but all the other eight filled 60, or 70, or 80, or 90 yrs.
HENRY, Watertown, s. of Samuel, by n. Mary had Samuel, b. 13 Dec. 1657; John, 13 Sept. 1662, and Thomas, 17 Dec. 1664; but, says tradit. only.s. James enjoy. patern. est.; d. 1672. The inv. is dated of 18 Nov. in that yr. JOHN, Sudbury, 1639, an orig. propr. by w. Elizabeth had Joseph, b. 29 Mar. 1645, wh. was the freem. of 1678. αJOHN, Eastham, s. of first Edmund, b. in Eng. m. 13 or 14 Feb. (both days being giv. in rec. by Geneal. Reg. IX. 313, and 314), 1650, Mercy, d. of Thomas Prence, the Gov. had John, b. 2 Feb. 1651, d. soon; John, again, Dec. 1651; Thomas, Sept. 1653; Edmund, June 1657; Mercy, July 1659; Hannah; Prence, 3 Feb. 1666; and Nathaniel, 20 Mar. 1669; he was an Assist. of the Col. 1666 and foll. yrs. but neither his nor his w.'s d. is found. Mercy m. Dec. 1679, Samuel Knowles; and Hannah m. 14 Apr. 1681, John Mayo. JOHN, Eastham, S. of the preced. m. 18 Dec. 1672, Sarah, d. of William Merrick, had John, b. 3 Sept. 1674, d. young; Sarah, Sept. 1676; John, again, July 1678; Rebecca, 28 Jan. 1681; Nathaniel, 17 Mar. 1683; Benjamin, July 1685; and Mercy 3 Aug 1687; and he d. 27 July 1721, but of w. date of d. is unkn. JOHN, by Morse nam. as an orig. propr. 1640, of Sudbury. No more is kn. by me. See Geneal. Reg. XIII. 261. JONATHAN, Hampton, freem. 1678.
JONATHAN, Dedham, freem. 1684, was a soldier in Moseley's comp. for the Narraganset expedit. Dec. 1675. JOSEPH, Sudbury, m. 6 May 1680, Dorothy, prob. d. of John Haynes, had Joseph, b. 16 Mar. foll. d. young; Joseph, again, 18 Sept. 1684; Dorothy, 4 Aug. 1687; and perhaps others. SAMUEL, Watertown 1630, came, prob. in the fleet with Winthrop by w. Mary, perhaps d. of William Collier, had Henry, bef. ment. and Samuel, b. 11 May 1638. He request adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, having prefix of respect in the rec. but was not sw bef. 22 May 1639; and soon after went home, leav. his fam. but d. in short time, if any faith may be giv. to tradit. that his wid. m. Thomas Prence, wh. had been, and was after, Gov. of Plymouth. SAMUEL, Eastham, it is reported, was thither tak. by Gov. Prence (wh. m. his mo.), m. at E. 12 May 1658, Mercy, d. of Constant Southworth, had Apphia, b. 11 Dec. 1660, d. at 2 mos.; Samuel, 26 Mar. 1662; Apphia, again, 1 Jan. 1667; Constant, 31 Mar. 1669; and Elizabeth 26 June 1671. He was deac. Apphia m. 7 Oct. 1685, Isaac Pepper.
Ano. SAMUEL, there Was early at E. beside the s. of the preced. but I can form no conject. wh. could be the jr. that had been adm. an inhab. in 1675, unless he may have been s. of John the first. STEPHEN, Milford 1646, then had house lot, but did not bec. inhab. until 1658, rem. prob. to Newark, N. J. in few yrs. where Thomas Judd of Waterbury m. 1688, his d. Sarah; and perhaps he came back to Conn. and his wid. Hannah may have m. Robert Porter of Farmington.
THOMAS, Eastham, s. of first John of the same, m. 31 Dec. 1673, Rebecca, [[vol. 2, p. 205]] d. of Jonathan Sparrow, had Mary, b. 30 Oct. 1674; Thomas, 11 Oct. 1676; Jonathan, 11 Nov. 1678; Edmund, 11 Oct. 1680; Joseph, 11 Feb. 1683; Joshua, 7 Mar. 168.5; Hannah, 28 Sept. 1687; Prence, 3 Jan. 1690; Hatsell, 27 Mar. 1691; and Rebecca, 26 Apr. 1694; and he d. 9 Feb. 1716. WILLIAM, Eastham, had a. 1686, w. Lydia, says Hamblen. Nine of this name had been gr. in 1829 at Harv. four at Dart. and one at Yale, and six at the other N. E. coll.
FREEZE, or FRIEZE, JAMES, Salisbury, by w. Elizabeth had James, b. 16 Mar. 1667. JAMES, Casco, k. by the Ind. 1689, was prob. s. of the preced. left Jacob, wh. rem. to Hampton, and had Jonathan, George, and Joseph. Willis, I. 210.
FRENCH, DEPENDENCE, Braintree, s. of John first of the same, by w. Mary, d. of Alexander Marsh, had Mary, b. 30 Mar. 1684; and by w. Rebecca had John, 10 Mar. 1689; Dependence, 15 Apr. 1691; Rebecca, 13 May 1694; and David, with Elizabeth tw. 4 Mar. 1699. EDWARD, Ipswich 1636, rem. to Salisbury, among its earliest proprs. and in 1652 had the greatest est. of any in that town but two; and d. 28 Dec. 1674. In his will, 1673, speaks of his gr. age, names w. Ann, wh. d. 9 Mar. 1683; s. Joseph, with his ch. Joseph, Simon, Edward, and Ann; s. John, with his ch. John, Mary, Hannah, and Sarah; s. Samuel, with his ch. Samuel; and d. Philbrick, w. of Thomas P. wh. she m. 22 Sept. 1669, then being wid. of John White of Haverhill, m. 25 Nov. 1662. Hannah m. Jethro Wheeler of Rowley. EDWARD, Salisbury, youngest s. of Joseph, the first of the same, m. a. Oct. 1695, Mary, eldest d. of Ephraim Winsley, had Elisha, b. 12 Aug. 1696; Mary, 2 June 1698; and Elizabeth 5 July 1700. EPHRAIM, Windsor, had Richard, b. 1674, was an early sett. of Enfield.
FRANCIS, Derby, came prob. in the Defence 1635, at 10 yrs. old, with William, perhaps his uncle, or br. with wh. he may have liv. some yrs. at Cambridge, was of D. a. 1654; d. 1691, leav. w. Lydia, ch. Elizabeth Holt, Ann Wheeler, Lydia, aged 20; Susanna, 16; Francis, 13; Jane, 11. JACOB, Weymouth, freem. 1652. JACOB, Billerica, s. of William, m. 20 Sept. 1665, Mary, d. of Elder Richard Champney of Cambridge, had Jacob, b. 20 Feb. 1667; William, 18 July 1668; Mary, 6 Oct. 1669, d. next mo.; John, 3 Dec. 1670; Joseph, 5 May 1673; Jabez, 16 Sept. 1674, d. next day; Hannah, 23 Oct. 1677, d. same day; Elizabeth 8 June 1679; and Sarah, 7 Mar. 1681; was freem. 1676, d. 20 May 1713.
JOHN, Cambridge, by w. Joan had John; Mary; Sarah, b. Oct. 1637; Joseph, 4 Apr. 1640; Nathaniel, 7 June 1643; was perhaps freem. 1644; his w. was bur. 20 Jan. 1646, auld he 16 of mo. foll. His a. Mary m. 2 May 1654, Theophilus Richardson. JOHN, Dorchester 1639, by w. Grace had John, b. 28 Feb. 1641; Thomas, 10 July 1643, d. at 13 yrs.; rem. to Braintree, there had Dependence, 7 Mar. 1649; Temperance, 30 Mar. 1651; William, 31 Mar. 1653; Elizabeth 29 Sept. 1655; Thomas, again, 10 Mar. 1658, [[vol. 2, p. 206]] d. next yr.; and Samuel, 22 Feb. 1660. His w. Grace d. 28 Feb. 1681; and he m. under a contr. of 8 July 1683, Elinor, d. of Rev. William Thompson, wid. of William Veazey. Prob. he was that freem. of 1644, tho. Thayer says 1639 (when no such person is found), and he prefers claim of Cambridge John. He d. 6 Aug. 1692, aged 80; and ten pages of Thayer's Genealogy are filled with acco. of his descend. one of wh. was Rev. Jonathan of Andover, H. C. 1771. His wid. d. 23 Apr. 1711, aged 85.
Temperance m. John Bowditch, and d. 12 Aug. 1720. Very difficult is the problem of adjusting the parentage of descend. of this John French, as in the distribut. of his est. was needful; and tho. after much study I succeed. for all others, the Lambs evade my search. See Geneal. Reg. XII. 353. JOHN, Ipswich 1648, s. prob. of Edward, m. 23 Mar. 1659, Mary, perhaps d. of Joseph Noyes of Salisbury, rem. thither, had John, b. 12 Dec. 1660; Mary, 12 June 1663; Hannah, 9 Aug. 1665, d. next mo.; Hannah, again; Sarah, 27 Dec. 1669; Edward, 20 July 1672; Abigail, 6 May 1675; Nicholas, 28 Oct. 1677, d. at 21 yrs.; James, 15 Aug. 1679; and Timothy, 15 Aug. 1681. JOHN, Billerica, s. of William, came in the Defence with his parents at the age of 5 mos. m. 21 June 1659 at Barnstable, Abigail, d. of Henry Coggan; and in 1662 m. Hannah, d. of John Burrage of Charlestown, and rem. to Dunstable. He had prob. Joseph, but of wh. w. is uncert. JOHN, Northampton, came a. 1676, from Rehoboth, with w. d. of John Kingsley, and ch. John, Thomas, Samuel, and Jonathan, the first three of wh. took o. of alleg. 8 Feb. 1679; beside three ds. Mary, w. of Samuel Stebbins, m. 4 Mar. 1678, wh. d. bef. her f.; Hannah, w. of Francis Keet; and Elizabeth w. of Samuel Pomeroy. Perhaps he was s. of John of Dorchester; certain. he d. 1 Feb. 1697. SamueI d. prob. unm. 8 Sept. 1683.
JOHN, Rehoboth, eldest s. of the preced. m. 27 Nov. 1678, Mary Palmer, liv. with his gr.f. Kingsley, had Hannah, b. 19 Oct. foll; John, 13 Apr. 1681. JOHN, Braintree, eldest s. of John of the same, m. Experience, d. of Thomas Thayer, jr. had John, b. 20 Sept. 1686, d. young; Ann, 15 Jan. 1688; Thomas, 23 June 1690; Grace, 22 Feb. 1692; Deborah, 2 Aug. 1694; William, 16 Jan. 1696; and John, again, 16 Apr. 1699. His w. Experience d. 29 Sept. 1719, aged 60. JONATHAN, br. of the preced. cont. at Northampton, had eight ch. betw. 1693 and 1710; and Thomas, ano. br. liv. at Deerfield.
JOSEPH, Salisbury, prob. s. of Edward of the same, b. in Eng. prob. by w. Susanna, wh. d. 16 Feb. 1688, had Joseph, b. 16 Mar. 1654; Elizabeth 5 Nov. 1655, wh. d. 6 Dec. foll.; Simon, 24 Oct. 1657; Ann, 10 Mar. 1659, wh. m. 21 July 1680, Richard long of the same; Edward, 14 May 1663, wh. d. 8 June foll. and Edward, again, 6 Apr. 1667, wh. d. 28 Dec. 1674. JOSEPH Billerica, s. of John of Cambridge, m. Experience Foster, had there [[vol. 2, p. 207]] Joseph, John, Thomas, and Jacob; rem. perhaps to Concord, had other ch. Samuel, Elizabeth Mary, Margery, Jemima, and Rebecca; and may have been the freem. of 1690. JOSEPH, Salisbury, s. of Joseph of the same, m. 13 June 1678, Sarah, d. of Roger Eastman, had Joseph, b. 26 Mar. 1679; Timothy, 16 June 1681; and Simon, 26 Aug. 1683. He d. 14 Dec. after, and his wid. m. 4 Aug. foll. Solomon Shepherd. JOSEPH, Taunton, had Thomas, b. 12 Dec. 1680, d. in few days; Ebenezer, 27 June 1682.
MICHAEL, Exeter, took o. of alleg. 20 Dec. 1677, but tho. dignif. with prefix of respect, as are very few others in the list of that day's work, we hear no more of him. Prob. he d. soon. NATHANIEL, Taunton, m. 9. Jan. 1677, Mary Tisdale; d. 14 June 1711; and his wid. Mary d. 18 May 1731. RICHARD, Cambridge, one of the grantees of the farms, 1652, soon nam. Billerica, by w. Martha had Samuel, b. 13 July 1653; and, perhaps, other ch. certain. John, and Joseph. ROBERT Boston, mem. of the Scot's charit. soc. 1684. SAMUEL, Salisbury, s. prob. of Edward of the same, m. 1 June 1664, Abigail Brown, had Abigail, b. 17 July 1666; Hannah, 15 Mar. 1669; Samuel, 24 Mar. 1672; Henry, 1673; and Nathaniel, 8 Dec. 1678; and prob. his w. d. 11 Jan. 1680; and by sec. w. Esther had Joanna, 16 Dec. 1683; John, 9 June 1686; and Esther, 22 Sept. 1688. SAMUEL, Braintree, youngest br. of Dependence, by w. Ann, d. of Alexander Marsh, had Samuel, b. 17 Nov. 1680, d. young; Samuel, again, 13 Sept. 1688; Hannah, 15 Jan. 1690; Mary, 20 Sept. 1691; Alexander, 13 Dec. 1695; Josiah, 20 Mar. 1700; Nathaniel, 1 Apr. 1702; and Benjamin. His w. d. 4 Feb. 1712; and he d. 13 Oct. 1718.
SAMUEL, Billerica, youngest s. of William, one of the first sett. of Dunstable, m. 24 Dec. 1682, Sarah, d. John Cummings, had Sarah, b. Feb. 1684; Samuel, 10 Sept. 1685; Joseph, 10 Mar. 1687; John, 6 May 1691; Ebenezer, 7 Apr. 1693; Richard, 8 Apr. 1695; Alice, 20 Nov. 1699; and Jonathan, 1 Feb. 1704. Ebenezer was k. by the Ind. 5 Sept. 1724. SIMON, Salisbury, s. of the first Joseph of the same, by w. Joanna had Sarah, b. 18 Mar. 1686; Susanna, 23 Mar. 1688; Joseph, 28 Feb. 1690; James, 6 Nov. 1692; Hannah, d. young; Mary, 2 Sept. 1696; and Joanna, 26 June 1699; was freem. 1690. STEPHEN, Dorchester 1630, prob. came in the Mary and John, rem. soon to Weymouth, freem. 14 May 1634, rep. 1638, had one w. Mary, wh. d. 6 Apr. 1655; and a s. wh. d. 31 Jan. 1657; but he was f. of Jacob, and Stephen, made his will 17 Mar. 1679, pro. 29 July foll. in wh. he ment. only sis. Mary Randall, w. perhaps of Robert, the five gr.ch. being ch. of s. Stephen, and br. Searle.
STEPHEN, Weymouth, s. of the preced. by w. Hannah, d. of John Whitman of the same, had Mary, b. 11 May 1662; Stephen, 11 June 1664; Samuel, 5 May 1668; Hannah, 19 Apr. 1670; and Elizabeth 29 Apr. 1674; was freem. 1681. THOMAS, Boston 1631, had, I think, by w. Alice, Mary, I [[vol. 2, p. 208]] bapt. 23 Sept. 1632, wh. d. soon, and Mary, again, 2 Mar. 1634, freem. 6 Nov. 1632, was dism. from Boston ch. 27 Jan. 1639 to that of Ipswich, whither he had gone 1634, prob. d. 1639. Perhaps he came in the Lion with John Winthrop, the Gov.'s.; for his name is on the list of the ch. bef. the use of dates betw. those of young W. and his w. Martha. THOMAS, Ipswich 1638, then call. jr. may have been of ar. co. that yr. and freem. 1674.
THOMAS, Charlestown 1638, rem. to Guilford 1650, or earlier, had many ch. of wh. I suppose, one was Mary (wh. m. 14 Sept. 1665, John Evarts, and d. in few yrs.), but only Ebenezer and John liv. to mid. age. THOMAS, Braintree, s. of John first of the same, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 16 Dec. 1696; Thomas, 5 Aug. 1698; Moses, 16 Feb. 1700; Jonathan, 20 June 1702; Rachel, 26 Mar. 1704; Samuel, Sept. 1706; Abijah, 25 May 1709; Ebenezer, 9 Sept. 1711; Sarah, 16 Feb. 1714; and Seth, 25 Oct. 1716. He d. 22 Sept. 1717; and his wid. d. 23 Dec. 1718. THOMAS, Northampton, s. of John of the same, m. 1683, Mary, d. of John Catlin of Hartford, sett. at Deerfield, had seven ch. of wh. in the assault, 29 Feb. 1704, by the Fr. and Ind. one was k. five others with hims. and w. were car. off to Canada, on the was however the w. was k. and he brot. back only two ch. was deac. d. 5 Apr. 1733.
WILLIAM, Cambridge, br. of John of the same, came, with Harlakenden, in the Defence, 1635, aged 30, w. Elizabeth 30, or 32 (both stated in the rec. of London custom-ho.), and Francis, 10, wh. may have been s. br. or neph. Elizabeth 6; Mary, 2 1/2; and John, 5 mos. this last was bapt. at Cambridge, after arr. by Hooker, a fellow passenger, whose name is not found in the list, as the order of the Privy Council would have stopped him. He is ent. no doubt for purpose of deception, as serv. to Harlakenden, and prob. was of Co. Essex. At Cambridge he had Sarah, b. Mar. 1638; Jacob, 16 Jan. 1640, bef. ment.; Hannah, 2 Feb. 1642, d. 20 June foll. but ano. Hannah foll. and Samuel, 3 Dec. 1645, d. July foll.; but ano. Samuel came after; was freem. 3 Mar. 1636; one of the first sett. of Billerica, where he had sec w. 6 May 1669, Mary, wid. of John Stearns, d. of Thomas Lothrop of Barnstable, had Mary, b. 30 Apr. 1670; Sarah, 29 Oct. 1671; Abigail, 14 Apr. 1673, d. next yr.; and Hannah, 1676. His d. Elizabeth m. says Mitchell's Reg. an Eliot of Dedham; the first Sarah m. 11 Dec. 1657, John Trull; and Hannah the sec. m. John Brackett; the sec. Mary m. Nathaniel Dunkler; the sec. Sarah m. Joseph Crosby; and the third Hannah m. 5 Oct. 1693, John Child. Evid. of his engagem. in the cause of and. instruct. is found in a tract, "Strength out of Weakness," pub. at London 1652, reprint. in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. IV. 193. He was a lieut. rep. being the first from that town of B. 1660, and 3, d. a capt. 20 Nov. 1681, aged 78 by the rec. of Billerica, where posterity is still num.
WILLIAM, Braintree, br. of Dependence, [[vol. 2, p. 209]] m. 25 Sept. 1689, Rachel, d. of Robert Twelves or Twells, had William, b. a. 1690; d. 22 Feb. 1691, and his w. d. 8 days bef. Five of this name had been gr. at Harv. two at Yale, three at Dart. ana six at other N. E. coll. in 1834.
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