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

Volume #2
Geraerd - Gifford

By James Savage

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GERAERD, GARRIARD, GERIARD, GERAERDI (or other variation). JOHN, Warwick, was a Dutchman from Manhados, wh. a. 1651 sat down at Narraganset, m. that d. of the sec. w. of Ezekiel Holliman, whose name bef. the m. of her mo. was Meribah Sweet, d. of Isaac, and thereafter chang. to Renewed Hollyman. He is among the freem. of 1655, and left childr. as by Judge Brayton I am assur. viz. Mary, wh. m. 2 Jan. 1672, and JOHN, Warwick, wh. by w. Deliverance had John, b. 22 Dec. 1695; and Sweet, 15 May 1699.

GERRISH, BENJAMIN, Salem, s. of capt. William, m. 24 Oct. 1676, Hannah, d. of John Ruck, had five s. and six ds. but only four ch. by the first w. wh. d. 25 June 1685. He m. 12 Nov. foll. Ann Paine, perhaps d. of John of Boston, by her had five ch. She d. 1695, and he m. 24 Sept. 1696, Elizabeth Turner, had two more ch. and was freem. 1681, collector of the port 1682, d. 2 Apr. 1713. His eldest s. Benjamin, b. 17 Jan. 1683, was made, it is said, Gov. of Bermuda 1754, and d. next yr. JOHN, Salem 1651, shipwright, m. perhaps 1652, Elizabeth d. of Rev. John Higginson. See Geneal. Reg. VI. 339, and 342, where I am sure there must be a chance for mistake, for John Higginson could have no d. old eno. to be m. that yr. or the next; nor had he ever a d. Elizabeth that we hear of. In a later generat. John G. m. Elizabeth H. and we may presume this earlier John to be as mythical as his w. +*JOHN, Dover 1669, eldest s. of William the capt. m. Elizabeth d. of Maj. Richard Waldron, had Richard, wh. was a couns. and d. bef. 1737; John, a capt.; Paul, a col. and couns. for Mass.; Nathaniel, a capt.; Timothy, a col. and couns. f. of Robert Eliot G. H. C. 1730, the first double name in the Catal. and of Joseph, H. C. 1752; and Benjamin, wh. was of Boston, ar. co. 1714. At the assault on her gr.f. Waldron's ho. Sarah, prob. d. of this John, was tak. and car. away by the Ind. He was a capt. sheriff, rep. 1684, couns. 1689, and judge of the Sup. Ct. of N. H. d. 1714. 

JOSEPH, Wenham, br. of the preced. freem. 1673, was ord. that yr. as success. of Antipas Newman, m. Ann, d. of maj. Richard Waldron, had, beside Ann, and ano. d. Elizabeth b. 9 Oct. 1673 (both of wh. m. min.), s. Joseph, b. 25 Apr. 1676; Paul; John; and Samuel; and d. 6 Jan. 1720. Of these Joseph, H. C. 1700, is in italic, as a min.; but the catal. does not give the yr. of his d. and Samuel, the bookseller, was Suffk. Reg. of Deeds, and town clk. of Boston. Moses, Newbury, youngest br. of the preced. m. 24 Sept. 1677, Jane, d. of Henry Sewall, and sis. of Ch. Just. had Joanna, b. 3 Oct. 1678; Joseph, 20 Mar. 1682; Sarah, 25 Dec. 1683; Elizabeth 27 Dec. 1685; Mary, 20 Sept. 1687, and John, posthum. 2 Apr. 1695; and d. 4 Dec. 1694. *William, Newbury, from Bristol, [[vol. 2, p. 244]] Eng. where he was b. 20 Aug. 1617, but ano. acco. that seems more prob. says 17 Aug. 1620; came a. 1640; by tradit. it is idly said he was an officer under the Duke of Buckingham, yet as the gr. Duke was assassina. 23 Aug. 1628, when G. was at most eleven yrs. old, or only eight, and ano. Duke of B. could not have come bef. 1640, we may slight the report. First capt. of the N. band, however, we kn. he was by Johnson's Wonderwork. Prov. and he was rep. 1650-3, and also for Hampton 1663 and 4. He m. 17 Apr. 1645, Joanna, wid. of John Oliver, had John, b. 12 Feb. or by ano. acco. 15 May 1646; Abigail, 10, May 1647; William, 6 June 1648; Joseph, 23 Mar. 1650, E. C. 1669; Benjamin, 13 Jan. 1653; Elizabeth 10 Sept. 1654; Moses, 9 May 1656; Mary, 1 Apr. or 9 May 1658; Ann, 18 Oct. 1660; and Judith, 10 Sept. 1662. His w. d. 14 June 1677; and he rem. next yr. to Boston, there m. Ann, wid. I suppose of John Manning, as she is said to be d. of ; Richard Parker, had Henry, and, on a Visit to a relative at .Salem, d. 9 Aug. 1687. Elizabeth m. 23 Oct. 1676, Stephen Greenleaf, jr.; and Mary m. the same day, John Dole. 

WILLIAM, Newbury, s. of the preced. was a physician, m. 1671, Ann, had William, b. 21 Jan. 1674, rem. to Charlestown, there prob. had Henry, b. Sept. 1676, d. young, and the f. d. 10 May 1683. His wid. m. 14 Jan. 1685, Lawrence Hammond, as his fourth w. Eight of this name had been gr. in 1812 at Harv. and two are found on the catal. of other N. E. coll.

GERRY, HENRY, Salem 1648. Felt.

GESBIE, or GESBRO, JOHN, New London, had, says Miss Caulkins, gr. of land 1651; but did not improve it, nor have I heard such a name

GETCHELL. See Gatchell.

GETRYELL, JOHN, Salem 1649. Perhaps this may be Getchell.

GIBB, ANDREW, Brookhaven on L. I. 1655. Thompson.

GIBBARD, or GIBBERT, ROBERT, came in the Arabella from London 1671; but no more is heard of him. TIMOTHY, New Haven, s. of William, m. Sarah Coe, had two ds. and d. under 30 yrs. α *WILLIAM, New Haven 1647, from Warwicksh. owned prop. at Tamworth, as did his br. Timothy of Calladownhouse, near Coventry, both in that sh. had w. Ann, d. of Edmund Tapp (wh. next m. William Andrews), and nine ch. named in his will of 6 Aug. 1662, Hannah, bapt. 31 Oct. 1641; Esther, bapt. 5 Mar. b. 1643; Mary, 20 Jan. 1645; Phebe, bapt 10 Jan. 1647; Sarah, b. Oct. 1648; Rebecca, Feb. 1651; Samuel, 7, bapt. 8 May 1653; Timothy, b. Oct. 1655; and Abigail, 18, bapt. 19 Aug. 1660; beside John, bapt. 19 Sept. 1658, wh. prob. was d. in a few mos.; was a man of distinct. rep. 1652, Secr. of the Col. 1657, and Assist. 1661, d. 9 Aug. 1662. Samuel d. 1673. See Trumbull, I. 233, 41, 50. His wid. m. William Andrews, Rebecca m. 11 Dec. 1667, Thomas Yale, and Phebe m. early in 1676, Nathan, the s. of William Andrews; and Abigail m. 26 June 1683, John Goodyear. Both his and Timothy's heirs were proprs. 1685.

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GIBBONS, or GIBBINS, AMBROSE, Portsmouth 1630, factor of the Comp. of Laconia, came that yr. and his W. came the foll. of Dover, 1648, a selectman, liv. at the part, call. Oyster river, d. 11 July 1656, and May 1657, his Admor. sold the est. His d. Rebecca m. Henry Sherburne. α *D EDWARD, Charlestown 1630, had some yrs. earlier liv. among the ch. of misrule at Mount Wollaston, but was seriously impress. by the service, 1629, at ordin. of Higginson and Skelton; request. to be freem. 19 Oct. 1630, and was rec. 18 May foll. rem. soon to Boston, was rep. 1635, ar. co. 1637, its capt. 1641, 6, and 54, maj.gen. 1649, Assist. 1650, d. 9 Dec. 1654. He had good est. but it was lost in his friendship for one of the two Fr. competit. for L'Acadie. His w. was Margaret,and town rec. says d. Jerusha was b. 5 Oct. 1631, prob. d. bef. bapt. but our ch. rec. ment. bapt. of Jotham, 27 Oct. 1633; Edward, 3 Jan. 1636, d. soon; Edward, again, 26 Mar. 1637; a s. whose name is illegib. or preposterous, 7 Oct. 1638; and John, 18 Apr. 1641. Jotham was of Bermuda, 1655, but liv at Boston, and d. 1658; and a Mr. Gibbons made a visit to Boston 1668. Scottow speaks of his "honorable extract." A worthless forgery of six pages, pr. at London, 1708, represent: as offic. despatch from com. of a Span. fleet, 1640, tells of our maj. G. in July of that yr. on the N. W. coast of this contin. in a gr. ship from Boston. By it the amiable credul. of a writer in N. A. Rev. No. CII. p. 131, was nearly overcome, as on the next p. it wholly gave way to a greater delusion; but the fraud was exposed in the No. foll. p. 562. HENRY, New Haven, 1644, a propr. 1685, is, prob. that steward of Thomas Trowbridge's affairs, when he left New Haven for Eng. His agency requir. some force by the sons of T. to extricate their est. He d.late in 1686, and gave his est. to Trowbridge. 

He calls William his br. JAMES, Saco, came in the Increase, 1635, aged 21, sent with others by a London goldsmith, freem. 1653, was a man of much serv. had w. Judith, d. of Thomas Lewis, and ch. James, Elizabeth, Thomas, Charity, Rebecca, Rachel, Esther, and Anthony. Folsom, 111. Rachel m. Robert Edgcomb. JAMES, Saco, s. of the preced. m. 1668, Dorcas, d. of William Seely. Folsom, 188. WILLIAM, Hartford 1639, sent with 20 men by George Wyllys, 1636, as agent to prepare a sett. for his employer, was in good esteem, liv. 1647; had w. Ursula, and only ch. Sarah, b. 17 Aug. 1645, wh. m. James Richards. 

WILLIAM, New Haven, one of the signers to the compact of 1639, a propr. in 1685, br. of Henry, bef. ment. His only ch. Ann m. Ellis Mew, outliv. him, and d. Feb. 1704. She had brot. in the inv. of her £1689. Sarah, passeng. arr. at Boston in the Speedwell, 27 July 1656, aged 21, was banish. as quaker.

GIBBS, BENJAMIN, Boston, perhaps s. of Giles, was first at Boston 1662, by w. Lydia, d. of Joshua Scottow, had Benjamin, b. 22 May [[vol. 2, p. 246]] 1665, d. young; Lydia, 26 Jan.1670; Benjamin, again, 26 Feb. 1673, d. soon; and Benjamin, a third time, 29 July 1674; was freem. 1666, serv. on Conn. riv. as capt. in Philip's war, 1676, and d. soon after. His wid. m. 1678, Anthony Checkley, the Attorney-General, and next 6 Mar. 1712 William Colman, f. of Rev. Benjamin. 

FRANCIS, Windsor 1640. GILES, Dorchester 1630, prob. came in the Mary and John, freem. 4 Mar. 1633, was selectman 1634, rem. to Windsor, there d. 21 May 1641. His will, of three days bef. names w. Catharine, and ch. Gregory, b. 1640, Samuel, Benjamin, Sarah, and Jacob, all minors; and perhaps all b. on our side of the ocean. Sarah m. John Share, it is said; but wh. he was, is undiscov. GREGORY, perhaps of Windsor, s. of the preced. was freem. of Conn. 1658, m. Joyce, wid. of James Osborn; was of Springfield 1677, and at Suffield 1683, and later. A Gregory is by Felt found at Salem 1655. HENRY, Hingham, came from old Hingham to Charlestown 1633, serv. to Edmund Hobart, d. 7 July 1676; and it seems strange, that no other ment. of him is found. HENRY, Watertown, s. of Robert, cont. after grad. at coll. to study [Hutch. I. 172], m. 9 June 1692, Mercy, d. of William Greenough, wh. d. 24 Jan. 1717, had Elizabeth b. 12 Jan. 1696, d. at 4 mos.; Mercy, 23 Dec. 1696; Margaret, 3 July 1699; Henry, 16 lIar. 1702, d. next yr.; William, 11 July 1704, d. at 11 yrs.; Mehitable, 8 Jan. 1706; Henry, again, 13 May 1709, H. C. 1726; was ord.6 Oct.1697; and d. 21 Oct. 1723. JACOB, Windsor, s. of Giles, m. 4 Dec. 167, Elizabeth Andrus, had Mary, b. 21 Apr. 1659; Abigail, 7 Jan. 1662; Jacob, 1 Dec. 1664, d. soon; Jacob, again, 22 June 1666; Sarah, 28 Feb. 1669; Elizabeth 1 Apr. 1672, and perhaps ano. d. was b. whose name is not to be seen on the defac. rec. nor the date. His w. d. Jan. 1696. *JOHN, Wethersfield, a rep. at the Gen. Ct. Mar. 1638. JOHN, Cambridge, came in 1637, perhaps in comp. with Gov. Eaton from London, had sh. in div. of lds. at C. 1638, and in short time rem. to New Haven, was freem. in the earliest list, and with his w. had, 1647, seats assign. in the ch. By her, wh. d. 1668, he had no ch. but he m. 27 Oct. 1670, Hannah, d. of John Punderson, and d. 1690, leav. wid. wh. was d. of Punderson, and d. Margaret, b. 29 Jan. 1684. His will of 27 Nov. 1685, gave all to wid. Hannah, and d. Margaret, except small gift to cous. Daniel Sherman. JOHN, Sandwich, perhaps sec. s. of Thomas of the same, had Job, b. 27 Apr. 1676, and Barnabas, 24 June 1684. JOHN, Sudbury, s. of Matthew, m. 1688, Ann, d. of Thomas Gleason, had Thomas, b. 19 Apr. 1689; Mercy, 3 Aug. 1691; and John. He m. sec. w. 31 May 1694, Sarah Cutler of Reading, had Sarah. B Dec. 1701; Nathaniel; Isaac; Jacob; Israel; and Ephraim; .and d. 2 Apr. 1718. 

MATTHEW, Sudbury, was of Charlestown bef. 1654, had, by w. Mary, supposed to be d. of Robert Bradish of Cambridge, [[vol. 2, p. 247]] Matthew and Thomas, tw. b. 17 Dec. 1656; of wh. Thomas d. soon; Thomas, again, 10 Apr. 1660; John; Elizabeth; Hannah; and Mary; and d. bef. 1697, when est. was sett. Elizabeth m. John Russell of Duxbury; Hannah m. 11 Feb. 1674, Samuel Winch; and Mary m. 23 Mar. 1675, John Goodridge, and next, 12 Nov. 1678, Thomas Frost, jr. MATTHEW, Sudbury, s. of the preced. m. 1678, Mary, d. of John Moore, had Matthew, b. 12 Mar. 1680; John; Samuel, 1 Mar. 1685; Joseph, 7 Oct. 1687 ; Jonathan; and Josiah; but he had sec. w. Elizabeth sis. of the first w. and we kn. not whether the ch. were all of one mo. He d. 9 Mar. 1732. 

ROBERT, Boston, merch. b. 1636 or 1639, of an anc. fam. in Warwicksh. said to be s. of Sir Henry, came bef. 1660, for in this yr. he visit. New London, where he had dealings in tr. m. 7 Sept. 1660, Elizabeth d. of Jacob Sheaffe, dec. had Margaret, b. 13 May 1663; Robert, 20 Sept. 1665; Henry, 8 Oct. 1668, H. C. 1685, bef ment. and Jacob, 18 Feb. 1672; and d. 7 Dec. 1673, aged 37. His wid. m. 20 Mar. 1676, Jonathan Curwin of Salem. The fam. of this name in Devonsh. of wh. was the late Sir Vicary, Ch. Just. in the Com. Bench, was not the stock from wh. our Boston Gibbs is derived, but an offshoot seven or eight generat. preced. from the ancient race in Co. Warwick, says the Genealog. hist. of the more ancient Gibbes. Robert, it is said, was of the eighth generat. from Thomas, by whose eldest s. of the same name the male line was contin. to Sir Henry, f. of the first sett. at Boston. ROBERT, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 19 May 1692, Mary, d. of Jonathan Shrimpton, as I judge, had Jacob, b. 6 Mar. 1693; Henry, 7 Nov. 1694; Robert, 29 Nov. 1696; Mary, 28 May 1699; and Samuel, 9 Dec. 1701; was, perhaps, the freem. of 1690, then liv. at Salem vill.; but d. at Boston 7 Dec. 1702. 

SAMUEL, Sandwich, had Samuel, b. 22 June 1649; and Sarah, 11 Apr. 1652. SAMUEL, Windsor, s. of Giles, freem. of Conn. 1657, kept an inn, m. 15 Apr. 1664, Hepzibah, d. of Thomas Dibble, had Hepzibah, b. 12 Jan. 1665; Patience, 2 Dec. 1666; Elizabeth 30 Jan. 1669; Joanna, 26 Mar. 1671; Experience, 4 Apr. 1673; Catharine, 29 Apr. 1675, d. young; Samuel, 16 Apr. 1677; Jonathan, 16 Feb. 1680; and Miriam. His w. d. 22 Feb. 1698; and he d. a. 1716. SAMUEL, Sandwich, s. of Samuel of the same, m. 5 Mar. 1676, Patience, d. of Thomas Butler of the same; but no further could the diligence of my informer instruct me. THOMAS, Sandwich, br. of Samuel the first, had Thomas, b. 25 Mar. 1636; Samuel, 22 June 1639; John, 12 Sept. prob. 1644; Sarah, 11 Apr. 1652; Job, and a tw. sis. Bethia, 15 Apr. 1655; and Mary, 12 Aug. 1657. Barry. Perhaps he had two ws. THOMAS, Sandwich, s. of the preced. m. 1674, Alice, d. of the first Nathaniel Warren, had Bethia, b. 10 Dec. 1675; and Thomas, 28 Jan. 1679.

WILLIAM, New Haven, a hatter, sw. fidel. Apr. 1654, [[vol. 2, p. 248]] and no more is kn. Seven of this name, including Gibbes, had,in 1828, been gr. at Harv. and six at Yale and N. J. coll.

GIBSON, CHRISTOPHER, Dorchester 1630, came, prob. in the Mary and John, desir. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. but why he took not the o. is unkn. m. Margaret, d. of James Bates; rem. to Boston 1646, and was one of the found. of 2d ch. 5 June 1650, chos. 6 Nov. 1670, a deac. and d. 3 Oct. 1674. He was a soap-boiler, gave town of Dorchester some ld. valuable to their purpose in 1846. JOHN, Cambridge 1634, freem. 17 May 1637, in petition to the k. 1688, calls hims. 87; [Hutch. 1. 367.] and he d. 1694. His w. was Rebecca (wh. was bur. 1 Dec. 1661, by Eliot's ch. rec. prob. correct, while ano. by interchange of the numerals for day and mo. made the date 10 Mar. and the anxious may go to the orig.), and ch. Rebecca; Mary, b. 29 Mar. 1637; Martha 29 Apr. 1639; beside John; and Samuel, b. 28 Oct. 1644; the eldest s. and d. were prob. b. in Eng. He m. sec. w. 24 July 1662, Joanna, wid. of Henry Prentiss; Rebecca m. 22 June 1654, Charles Stearns of Cambridge; Mary m. 3 Apr. 1655, John Ruggles; and Martha m. 3 Nov. 1657, Jacob Newell; both of Roxbury. 

JOHN, Cambridge, s. of the preced. b. prob. in Eng. m. 9 Dec. 1668, Rebecca Errington, had Rebecca, b. 4 Oct. 1669; Timothy; and Mary; and d. 15 Oct. 1679, aged 48, says Harris, Epit. 7, where he mistook the s. for the f. JOHN, Watertown, m. 14 Oct. 1680, Hannah, d. of Joseph Underwood, had Silence, b. 17 Dec. 1680; and Mary, 27 July 1682. RICHARD, Portsmouth, bred at Magdalen Coll. Cambr. had his A. B. 1636, perhaps came in Apr. 1637, under patronage of Trelawney to instr. his fishermen at Richmond Isle, and preach., after, at Isle of Shoals, gave offence to our governm. by exercise of his funct. of bapt. and m. as Episcop. ord. and went home in 1642. Willis, L 26. Folsom, 78. 9. Winthrop II. 66. RICHARD, Maine, a soldier, very severely punish. 1674 for drunken. and strik. his capt. Frost; yet the same, or ano. 

RICHARD was on serv. in opposite quarter of the country, Dec. 1675, under Moseley. ROGER, New London 1675, said to be from R. I. had William, and only d. Thankful, wh. m. George Smith; d. a. 1682. SAMUEL, Cambridge, s. of John the first, m. 30 Oct. 1668, Sarah, d. of James Pemberton, had Martha, b. 12 Dec. 1671, and Samuel, wh. d. 14 Sept. 1676, and his w. a. lo Oct. foll. and he m. 14 June 1679, Elizabeth Stedman, wid. of John, and d. of John Remington; was freem. 1690. WILLIAM, Boston 1665, or Lynn, where his s. Purchas d. 15 June 1665; and Aquila d. 4 Nov.1671; a cordwainer, was freem. 1677; and I suppose the gifted preacher ment. by Backus, I. 435. 

WILLIAM, Boston, perhaps s. of the preced. m. Hannah, d. of Gamaliel Phippen. WILLIAM, New London, s. of Roger. Two of this name had, in 1828, been gr. at Harv. and six at Yale and N. J. coll.

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GIDDINGS, *GEORGE, Ipswich, came in the Planter 1635, aged 25, with w. Jane, d. of John Tuttle, 20, freem. 7 Sept. 1638, rep. 1641, and 8 yrs. more; had Thomas, John, James, Samuel, Joseph, and Mary, wh. m. Samuel Pearce, or Pierce; and he d. 1 June 1676, leav. good est. His w. outliv. him. Often it is spelt Gittings. He had a lawsuit on a very gr. question, of wh. Hutch. Coll. 287, gives full and interest. report. *JOHN, Ipswich, perhaps br. of the preced. rep. 1653-5, d. a. 1680, leav. three ds. beside s. Thomas, and William, of wh. the elder d. soon after his f. JOSEPH, Ipswich, s. of George, freem. 1682, had Joseph, and d. 1691. SAMUEL, Ipswich, br. of the preced. m. 4 Oct. 1671, Hannah Martin, and had sec. w. Elizabeth THOMAS, Ipswich, br. of the preced. m. 23 Feb. 1668, Mary, d. of William Goodhue, had three ch. and was freem. 1675.

GIFFORD, JOHN, Lynn 1653, or earlier, agent for the comp. in London for iron works at L. m. Margaret Temple, had Margaret and Philip. PHILIP, Lynn, s. of the preced. m. 30 June 1684, Mary Davis, perhaps d. of John of that town, had Philip, b. 30 July 1685; and Mary; d. 19 June 1690. Lewis. STEPHEN, Norwich 1660, an orig. propr. m. May 1667, Hannah Gove, had Samuel, b. 1668; Hannah, 17 Jan. 1671; his w. d. 24 Jan. foll. and he m. 1672, Hannah, d. of John Gallop, had John, b. 1673; Ruth, 1676; Stephen, 1679; and Aquila, 1682. The sec. w. d. 1721, aged 79; and he d. 27 Nov. 1724. WILLIAM, Boston 1654, bricklayer.

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