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

Volume #2
Greenleaf - Grinnell

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.

GREENLEAF, DANIEL, Newbury, may have been s. of first Edmuna, or more prob. inf. of Stephen, d. 12 Oct. 1 654. EDMUND, Newbury, a dyer, brot. a. 1635 w. Sarah, wh. was, it is said, nam. Dole, perhaps sis. of Richard the first, and ch. Elizabeth wh. m. 1642, or earlier, Giles Badger, and, next, 16 Feb. 1648, Richard Brown; ano. d. Judith, b. 1628, wh. m. here Henry Somerby, and, next, 2 Mar. 1653, Tristram Coffin, jr.; Stephen, 1630; and Enoch; perhaps also Daniel; all b.in Eng. was freem. 13 Mar. 1639, head of the milit. under Gerrish 1644; rem. a. 1650 to Boston, was adm. an inhab. 27 Sept. 1654, and d. 1671. EDMUND, Newbury, youngest s. of first Stephen, m. 2 July 1691, Abigail, d. of Abiel Somerby, had Judith, b. 15 Dec. 1692; Rebecca, 29 Sept. 1693, d. soon; Abigail, 6 Mar.1 695; Mary, 10 Sept. 1697; Rebecca, again, 22 Feb. 1700; and Edmund, 10 Feb. 1703. 

ENOCH, Malden, s. of Edmund the first, b. prob. in Eng. a dyer, had est. giv. by his f. 1663, rem. to Boston, by w. Mary had Enoch; Joseph; Ruth; Bethia, b. 11 Aug. 1676; and Rooksby, bef. 1683, when he mortgag. that est. ENOCH, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Catharine had Joseph, b. 4 Apr. 1687; and Rachel, 10 Nov. 1688; perhaps rem. or d. soon. JOHN, Boston 1662, shipwright, m. 26 Feb. 1666, Hannah, d. of William Veazie of Braintree, perhaps had fam. but certain. had sis. Mary, nam. in the will of Elizabeth Robinson, as of kin to her. JOHN, Newbury, s. of first Stephen, m. 12 Oct. 1685, Elizabeth Hills, had Elizabeth b. 30 July 1686; Jane, 10 Nov. 1687; Judith, 15 July 1689, d. young; Daniel, 24 Dec. 1690; Parker, 20 Feb. 1695; Martha, 23 Apr. 1699; and Benjamin, 21 Nov. 1701; and d. 24 June 1734. Samuel, Newbury, br. of the preced. m. 1 Mar. 1686, Sarah, d. of John Kent, had Daniel, b. 28 Feb. 1687; John, 13 Oct. 1688; Stephen, 27 Aug. 1690; and Sarah, 3 Nov. 1692; and be d. 6 Aug. 1694. 

STEPHEN, Newbury, 8. of capt. Edmund, b. in Eng. m. 13 Nov. 1651, Elizabeth d. of Tristram Coffin, had Stephen, b. 15 Aug, 1652; Sarah, 15 Oct. 1655; Daniel, 17 Feb. 1658; Elizabeth 9 Aug. 1660; [[vol. 2, p. 309]] John, 21 June 1662; Samuel, 30 Oct. 1665; Tristram, 11 Feb. 1668; Edmund, 10 May 1670; Judith, 13 Oct. 1673, d. at 5 yrs.; and Mary, 6 Dec. 1676. His w. d. 19 Nov. 16(8; and he m. 31 Mar. foll. Esther, ' wid. of capt. Benjamin Swett; was freem. 1677, a capt. rep. 1676 and 86; and d. 1 Dec. 1690, by drown. at Cape Breton. Prob. this was one of the conseq. of the sad crusade of Sir William Phips to Quebec. His wid. d. 16 Jan. 1718, aged 89. Elizabeth m. 24 Sept. 1677, Thomas Noyes. 

STEPHEN, Newbury, eldest s. of the preced. was a capt. d. at gr. age 13 Oct. 1743; m. 23 Oct. 1676, Elizabeth d. of capt. William Gerrish, had Elizabeth b. 12 Jan. 1678; Daniel, 10 Feb. 1680, H. C. 1699; Stephen, 31 Aug. 1682, d. in few wks.; William, 1 Apr. 1684, d. in two wks.; Joseph, 12 Apr. 1686; Sarah, 19 July 1688; Stephen, 21 Oct. f 1690; John, 29 Aug. 1693; Benjamin, 14 Dec. 1695; and Moses, 24 Feb. 1698. He serv. in Philip's war on Conn. riv. above Hatfield, and was wound. 25 Aug. 1675. Daniel was min. of N. Yarmouth, ord. 1708, and d. at Boston, 27 Aug. 1763. 

TRISTRAM, Newbury, br. of the f preced. m. 12 Nov. 1689, Margaret Piper, had Nathaniel, b. 25 Jan. 1692; Elizabeth16 Mar. 1693; Stephen, 16 Apr. 1694; Edmund, 24 June 1695; Sarah, 27 Mar. 1697; Judith, 28 Sept. 1698; and Mary, 28 ; Sept. 1699. Six of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and five at other N. E. coll.

GREENMAN, or GRINMAN, DAVID, early a propr. of Taunton. Baylies, II. 265. Perhaps he was of Newport, freem. 1655. EDWARD, or EDMUND, freem. of Newport 1655, Westerly 1661, perhaps s. of John. JOHN, R. I. 1638.

GREENOUGH, EDWARD, Boston, s. of the sec. William, m. 10 Sept. 1703, Rebecca Haggett, had Rainsford, Sarah, and Elizabeth but their dates, his d. or that of his w. are all unkn. JOHN, Boston, s. of William the sec. m. 18 Oct. 1693, Elizabeth Grosse, had Elizabeth b. 13, bapt. 25 Nov. 1694; Mary, 15, bapt. 16 Aug. 1696; William, bapt. 29 May 1698; John, 17, bapt. 23 July 1699; William, 5, bapt. 13 July 1701; Elizabeth 7, bapt. 11 July 1703; Abigail, 8, bapt. 26 Aug. 1705; Newman, 6, bapt. 9 May 1708; Thomas, 6, bapt. 7 May 1710; Jerusha, 28, bapt. 30 Dec. 1711; and Samuel, 26, bapt. 27 June 1714; and d. 1732. He was progenit. of most of the name in recent times, includ. the disting. artist, Horatio, H. C. 1825. LUKE, Boston, eldest s. of William the sec. by w. Abigail Hammond, d. of Lawrence of Charlestown, m. 30 Jan. 1690, only Abigail, b. 17 Sept. bapt. at Charlestown 2 Nov. 1690. ROBERT, Rowley 1685, was made town clk. 1691, had, perhaps, a fam. but details are unkn. 

WILLIAM, Boston, a sea capt. freem. 1669, m. 4 July 1652, Elizabeth d. of Nicholas Upshall, had eleven ch. yet no descend. of male line remain; made his will 24 July 1678, bound on a voyage, wh. not pro. bef. 1 Feb. 1686, when his wid. had been some yrs. m. to [[vol. 2, p. 310]] Timothy Prout. His ch. were William, b. 12 Apr. 1656; William, again, 5 Sept. 1658; Israel, 27 July 1660; Samuel, 3 Mar. 1662, d soon; Dorothy, 16 Mar. 1663; Elizabeth 30 Nov. 1664; Ann, 21 Feb. 1669; Joseph, 22 Jan. 1672; Mercy, 16 Feb. 1673; Sarah, bapt. 4 July 1675; Sarah, again, 7 May 1676; all d. young exc. Elizabeth wh. m. William Roby, and Mercy, wh. m. 9 June 1692, Henry Gibbs, and d. 24 Jan. 1716. 

WILLIAM, Boston, shipwright, cous. of the preced. b. in Eng. freem. 1673, m. 10 Oct. 1660, Ruth, d. of Thomas Swift of Dorchester, had four s. and three ds. Mary, b. 28 Nov. 1662 ; Ann, 23 May 1665; Luke, 10 Feb. 1668; William, 20 Feb. 1671; John, 17 Feb. 1673; Samuel, 31 Aug. 1676; and Consider, 17 Mar. 1678. He m. sec. w. Elizabeth d. of Elder Edward Rainsford, had Newman, 2 Apr. 1681; Edward, call. William on town reg. 8 July 1684; Elizabeth 8 June 1686; 3 and Ann, 5 May 1688. This w. d. 23 May 1688; and he m. 29 Nov. foll. Sarah Shove of Chelmsford, and d. 6 Aug. 1693, aged 52. Mary m. William Stone, and she is only d. of his five nam. in the will of 1 Aug. 1693, of wh. William and John were excors. WILLIAM, Boston, s. of the preced. m. July 1696, Elizabeth d. of Rev. Increase Mather, and thus furnish. the opportun. for that pleasant relation in the Magn. VI. 87, of the piety of the ch. Ann, sis. of this third William, who d. at 5 yrs. old. He prob. had no ch. and his wid. m. 6 Oct. 1703, Josiah Byles. Four of this name had been gr. 1828 at Harv. and four at other N. E. coll.

GREENSLAD, GREENLY, GREENSLATE, or GREENSLEDGE, THOMAS, Scarborough 1658, Salem 1668, d. July 1674. Compare Willis, I. 64, with Genealog. Reg. V. 264, and IX. 85.

GREENSMITH, NATHANIEL, Hartford, was, prob. h. of the woman there execut. for a witch, in 1662, supplying the first examp. of the dire delusion in c. vii. of Mather's Magn. VI. 67. *STEPHEN, Boston 1636, ar. co. 1638, was more than once prosecut. for freedom of speech. Winthrop I. 214. THOMAS, Hartford 1660. Hinman, 138.

GREENWAY, GRINAWAY, GRINOWAY, or GRINNOWAY, CLEMENT, Saco 1636. Folsom, 36, JOHN, Dorchester, came, prob. in the Mary and John 1630, req. 19 Oct. to be freem. and 18 May foll. was adm. a millwright of much esteem, brot. ch. perhaps one or more already m. in Eng. Ann, who was w. of Robert Pierce, outliv. him almost 31 yrs. and a. 31 Dec. 1695, says Blake's Ann. and the gr.stone a. 104 yrs. so perhaps the oldest tenant of that mansion; Ursula, w. of Hugh Batten, and she came 1635, aged 32, with her maiden name, as comp. to her sis. Mary who was w. of Thomas Millet, and passengers in the Elizabeth; and Catharine, w. of William Daniel; had div. of ld. 1652; was then old; and his w. Mary d. 23 Jan. 1659. OLIVER, Saco 1636. Sullivan, 219. RICHARD, Salem 1637. Felt.

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GREENWOOD, ISAAC, Boston, s. of Nathaniel, m. 6 Sept. 1694, Ann Lynde, and d. 1701. JAMES, Cambridge (s. of first Thomas, by his sec. w.), m. 13 Apr. 1713, Thankful, d. of Joseph Wilson, had James, b. 27 Jan. 1714; and Abigail, 1715. His w. d. 4 Feb. in that yr. and he m. 5 Jan. 1716, sec. n. Abigail; and d. 1720 at Roxbury. JOHN, Cambridge, br. of the preced. (b. of the first w. of f.) m. Hannah, d. of James Trowbridge, had Thomas, b. 28 Jan. 1696; Elizabeth 20 Sept. 1697; Hannah, 4 Mar. 1699; Ruth, 12 Oct. 1701; Daniel, 27 Nov. 1704; Susanna, 7 Dec. 1707; and Josiah, 21 June 1709. His w. d. 21 June 1728; and he m. next yr. Alice Lyon of Roxbury, one of the many, of wh. no rec. is found; was rep. 1735-7. He d. 29 Aug. 1737. 

NATHANIEL, Boston, s. of Miles, b. at Norwich, Eng. and the f. came not to our country, m. 24 Jan. 1656, at Weymouth, Mary, d. of Samuel Allen of Braintree, had Miles, b. 23 May 1660, d. young; Samuel, 24 Sept. 1662; Isaac, bef. ment. H. C. 1685; Ann, 7 Apr. 1669; Mary, 26 Sept. 1671; and Sarah, 24 Feb. 1674. The gr.stone on Copp's Hill marks his d. 31 July 1684, aged 53; and his inform. will, made "a week bef. he d." is in Vol. VI. 471. SAMUEL, Boston 1670, wh. by w. Mary had Mary, b. 30 Dec. 1673, wh. d. at 45 yrs. unm. Samuel, 6 Mar. 1677; Priscilla, 13 June 1680; Miles, 12 Sept. 1682; Peter, 7 July 1685, d. at 21 yrs. and Martha 8 Jan. 1688; I suppose d. 19 Aug. 1711, aged 65, and was br. of the preced. SAMUEL, Boston, s. of Nathaniel, m. Elizabeth d. of Robert Bronsdon; had Elizabeth b. 18 Oct. 1687, d. in few days; and, it is said, eight other ch. of wh. were Samuel, H. C. 1709; and Isaac, bapt. 17 May 1702, H. C. 1721, the unhappy first Professor at that seminary in the Hollis chair of the Mathematics; Miles, b. 1705; Nathaniel, bapt. 23 Mar. 1707; and Joseph, 20 Aug. 10; the last three d. in few days after their sev. b. and their f. d. 16 July 1721, aged 59, and his wid. d. 9 Dec. foll. aged 51. 

THOMAS, Cambridge, m. 8 June 1670, Hannah, eldest d. of John Ward of Newton had John, bef. ment.; Thomas, b. 27 Jan. or 15 July 1673, H. C. 1690, min. of Rehoboth; and by sec. w. Abigail had James, b. 19 Dec. 1687, bef. ment.; and William, 14 Oct. 1689; was freem. 1690, and d. Sept. 1693, aged 50. His ho. was at the village then call. New Cambridge, after Newton. THOMAS, Rehoboth, s. of the preced. m. 28 Dec. 1693, Elizabeth d. of Noah Wiswall, had Hannah, b. 5 Feb. 1695; John; Noah, 20 Apr. 1699, d. at 4 yrs.; Esther, 20 Aug. 1701, d. soon; Elizabeth 5 Apr. 1704; Esther, again, 25 June 1709, d. unm. at 22 yrs. Jackson says he was ord. Oct. 1693; but ano. acco. makes him ord. 8 Sept. 1696; d. 7 Sept. 1720, leav. eldest s. John, b. 20 May 1697, H. C. 1717, wh. bec. 9 success. in the pulpit. Eight of this name (wh. is spell. Greenhood in the Cambridge rec.), had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and one at Dart. [[vol. 2, p. 312]]

GREET, JOHN, Westfield, m. a d. of Edmund Hart, had John, b. 1 Jan. 1671. Perhaps he came from Weymouth with H. but he rem.

GREGORY, ELIZAPHAL, Windsor 1641. HENRY, Springfield 1639, rem. in few yrs. to Stratford, and perhaps after 1650, rem. again or more prob. d. soon; for distrib. of his est. 19 June 1655, was order. the eldest s. John to have double portion, and he to be admor. but other ch. are not nam. JACHIN, Norwalk, s. of John first of the same, had Mary, b. 5 Dec. 1669; John, 25 Jan. 1671; Thomas, 17 Jan. 1673; Samuel, 19 Mar. 1676; Sarah, 15 Sept. 1678; Matthew, 17 Dec. 1680; and Jachin, 10 May 1682. JOHN, New Haven, had Joseph, bapt. 26 July 1646; and Thomas, 19 Mar. 1648; rem. a. 1653 to Norwalk, with all his ch. prob. John, Jachin, Thomas, Joseph, and Sarah; was rep. sev. yrs. after 1662, and liv. in 1688. Sarah m. 10 May 1676, James Benedict. JOHN, Norwalk, prob. s. of the preced. m. 18 Oct. 1663, Elizabeth d. of Matthew Moulthrop, had Elizabeth b. Jan. 1665; Sarah, Dec. 1667; Jonathan, June 1671; Abigail, June 1672; and Mary, Dec. 1674. JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 9 Apr. 1669. JONAS, Ipswich, m. 1653, Hannah, d. of Thomas Dow, and she d. 22 Feb. 1672. JOSEPH, Norwalk, prob. s. of first John, is not by Hall said to have had any fam. JUDAH, Springfield, m. 1643, Sarah, d. of Henry Burt, and no more is kn. of him, but that his wid. m. 1649 Henry Wakley. 

JUDAH, Norwalk, perhaps s. of first John of the same, m. 20 Oct. 1664 Hannah, d. of Walter Haite, had Hannah, b. 24 Sept. 1665; John, 17 Mar. 1669; a d. Percie, 11 Feb. 1672; Joseph, 16 July 1674; Lydia, 9 Jan. 1677; Josiah, 13 July 1679; and Benjamin, 26 Mar. 1682. Perhaps he was a propr. of New Haven 1672; and in 1685 one of the first sett. at Danbury. THOMAS, Norwalk, s. of first John, m. 25 Dec. 1679, E:liz. d. of George Pardie of New Haven, had Martha, b. 31 Aug. 1680, perhaps, tho. Hall calls the mo. Apr.

GRENNELL, MATTHEW, Portsmouth, R. I. among freem. of 1655. See Grinnell.

GRICE, or GRISE, CHARLES, Braintree, freem. 1651, had w. Margery provided for in his will of 9 Nov. 1661, pro. 12 Nov. 1663, a s. David then in Eng. of wh. it was so unc. whether he would come hither within three yrs. after d. of testator's w. that testator would give to either s. that would come of his bros. John and William, and if neither of them would come, within three yrs. after notice, then all his real est. in fee to s.-in-law William Owen. Whether Owen had m. a d. of Grice, or Grice had m. the mo. of devisee in this contingency, I hope the historian of Braintree will discover, or, at least, show, if the est. bec. vested in this s.-in-law. JOSIAH, Boston, br. of the preced. freem. 1690, d. next I yr. SAMUEL, Boston, freem. 1690.

GRIDLEY, JOHN, Boston 1681-3, was pub. executioner, and had a salary but in one place this office is assigned to Joseph of wh I know. [[vol. 2, p. 313]] nothing. JOSEPH, Boston, perhaps s. of Richard, had w. Elizabeth s. Richard, ds. Elizabeth and Mary, w. of ..... Perrin; but he had sec. w. 9 June 1654, Lydia wid. of Richard Floyd, or Flood; and by her had Mary, b. 22 Mar. 1655, and d. early in 1687. His will of 19 Mar. was pro. 14 Apr. of that yr. 

RICHARD, Boston, as early as 1631, by w. Grace had Mary, bapt. 10 June 1632; Sarah, 1 June 1634; Hannah, 24 Apr. 1636; tho. disarm. in Nov. 1637, as supporter of Wheelwright, contin. to have ch. Return, 8 Apr. 1638; Believe, 3 May 1640; and Tremble, b. 14 Mar. bapt. 2 Apr. 1642. The last two were s. both d. bef. the f. wh. was freem. 1 Apr. 1634, ar. co. 1658, and a capt. His will of 19 Oct. 1674, pro. next mo. names w. Grace, gr.ch. Mary Gridley, d. Dorlow, and ch. of Tremble. His d. Return m. 9 Apr. 1656, John Davis; and Hannah m. 16 Sept. 1657, Edward Davis. SAMUEL, Farmington, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Esther, the posthum. d. of Thomas Thompson, had John, bapt. 29 Jan. 1682; Joseph, 8 Mar. 1685; Esther, 15 May 1687; James, 3 May 1691; and Sarah, 8 July 1694. He m. Dec. 1698, sec. w. Mary Humphrey, had Nathaniel, b. Oct. 1699; Hezekiah, Aug. 1701; Mary, 17 Aug. 1708; and Daniel, 1 Oct. 1711; and d. 1712. His wid. m. 1714, John Wadsworth. Descend. are num. 

THOMAS, Hartford, m. 29 Sept. 1644, Mary Seymour, d. prob. of Richard of the same, had Samuel, b. 25 Nov. 1647; and Thomas, 1650; rem. to Farmington, thence, perhaps, to Northampton, there d. his wid. m. deac. John Langdon. Perhaps had d. Mary, wh. m. 7 Oct. 1675, Thomas Root. THOMAS, Farmington, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 25 Dec. 1679, Elizabeth d. of John Clark, had, beside four ch. that d. young, Thomas, bapt. 17 June 1683; John, a Oct. 1684; Samuel, 21 Mar. 1686; Mary, Feb. 1688; Jonathan, 2 Nov. 1690; and Elizabeth 29 Oct. 1693. He d. 1742, at gr. age. Ten of this name had been gr. at Yale in 1826, and only two at Harv.

GRIFFIN, or GRIFFING, HUGH, Sudbury, one of the first sett. had w. Elizabeth freem. 1645, d. 21 or 27 June 1656, in his will of 6 Mar. preced. names ch. Jonathan; Abigail, b. 16 Nov. 1640; Sarah, 20 Nov. 1642; and Shemuel, 9 Jan. 1645, perhaps the youngest; beside Hannah Upson, d. of his w. Elizabeth by former h. HUGH, Stratford 1654, m. 20 July 1652, Dorothy, d. of Thomas Skidmore, had John, b. 25 Sept. that yr.; Samuel, 22 Feb. 1656; Mary, 21 Apr. 1659; Thomas, 7 May 1662; Joseph, 14 Nov. 1664; Sarah, 2 June 1667; Hannah, 12 Jan. 1670, wh. with her mo. was bur. the last of Apr. foll. JASPER, Marblehead 1674. *JOHN, Windsor 1646, m. 13 May 1647, Ann Bancroft, had Hannah b. 4 July 1649; Mary, 1 Mar. 1652; Sarah, 25 Dec. 1654; John, 25 Oct. 1656; Thomas, 3 Oct. 1658; Abigail, 12 Nov. 1660; Mindwell, 11 Feb. 1663; Ruth, 21 Jan. 1666; Ephraim, 1 Mar. 1669; and Nathaniel, 31 May 1673; was one of the first sett. at Simsbury, where he had gr. of ld. as reward for his introduct. of manuf. of pitch and tar; rep. some yrs. d. 1681, when his ten ch. were liv. Hannah rn. 20 May 1667, Isaac Pond; and Mary, m. 1 May 1672, Samuel Wilson. John, [[vol. 2, p. 314]] Boston, a caulker, m. 27 Apr. 1655, Susanna Price, had Elizabeth b. 26 Aug. 1656; Sarah, 10 Mar. 1659; Mary, 21 Jan.1662; Susanna, 13 Nov. 1664; and Remember, 5 Feb. 1667; and was liv. 1677. 

JOHN, Salisbury, perhaps s. of Humphrey, sw. alleg. 1677. Joseph, Roxbury, s. of Richard, was in the Falls fight under Turner, 1676, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 29 Aug. 1686, d. soon; Sarah, again, 19 July 1690; Samuel, 2 Jan. 1693; Joseph, 21 Jan. 1695; and Benjamin, 2 Sept. 1702. MATTHEW, Saybrook 1645, had first w. Joan; may have rem. to Charlestown, there m. 29 Aug. 1654, Hannah d. of Robert Cutler, had Matthew, b. 7 May 1656, who d. there 23 Apr. 1691; Hannah, 11 Nov. 1657; Samuel, 20 Sept. 1659; Elizabeth bapt. 9 Feb. 1662; Rebecca, 9 Oct. 1664; Richard, 13 May 1666; John, 29 Mar. 1668; Jonathan, 5 June 1670; and Sarah, 6 Oct. 1672. For third w. he m. Deborah, wid. of Zechary Hill, d. of Francis Norton. 

MATTHEW, Charlestown, s. of the preced. had w. Elinor. NATHANIEL, Salisbury, m. 26 Aug. 1671, Elizabeth Ring of Andover, had Hannah, b. 11 Mar. 1676; Elizabeth 30 Oct. 1682; Maria, 24 June 1686; and Judith, 5 June 1689. PHILIP, Salisbury, by w. Ann had Hannah, b. 12 Mar. 1653; Mary, 24 Apr. 1655; and John, 4 Nov. 1656; and was k. by lightning. Ano. PHILIP of Scarborough d. a. 1668, had inv. brot. in June of next yr. and his wid. m. John Beaudesert of S. *RICHARD, Concord 1635, freem. Mar. 1638, rep. 1639 and 40, was an Elder of the ch. m. prob. as sec. or third w. 10 Dec. 1660, wid. Mary Harrod, and d. 5 Apr. foll. aged 70 yrs. By will, of wh. he made w. extrix. few days bef. his d. he gave most of his prop. to Christopher Woolley. RICHARD, Roxbury, had w. Mary, and ch. there bapt. Mary, Elizabeth and Joseph, all on 17 May 1657, some days after he had join. with the ch. Abigail, 18 Sept. 1659; Esther, 5 May 1661; Samuel, 25 Jan. 1663; and Hannah, 4 Mar. 1666; was freem. 1637, and he d. 28 Feb. foll. the last bapt. 

RICHARD, Boston, gunsmith, was one of the pirates execut. with Thomas Pound and Thomas Hawkins, their chiefs, Jan. 1691, as from the rec. is extr. in Drake's Hist. of Boston, 490. ROBERT, Newport 1654, freem. of that Col. 1655. SAMUEL, Derby, d. 14 July 1691, leav. w. Elizabeth ch. Phebe, a. 6 yrs. and Elizabeth 4. SAMUEL, Charlestown, by w. Priscilla Crosswell had Samuel, bapt. 6 Feb. 1687, the same day with his mo.; John, 7 July 1689; Caleb, 3 Apr. 1692; Hannah, 12 Nov. 1693; Priscilla, 6 Sept. 1696; and Sarah, 14 Apr. 1699. THOMAS, New London 1651, rem. 1654, to Stonington, d. 1661, leav. Thomas, and perhaps other ch. Admin. on his est. was giv. in Boston 18 July for a creditor. See Geneal. Reg. X. 359.

GRIFFITH, HENRY, Cambridge, d. 12 Nov. 1639. JOSHUA, came from London, in the Abigail, 1635, aged 25, and perhaps his resid. may be ascert. in a happier day. WILLIAM, Boston 1676.

GRIGGS, GEORGE, Boston, came in the Hopewell, capt. Bundocke, from London, 1635, aged 42, call. in the custom ho. rec. of Landen, in [[vol. 2, p. 315]] Bucks; with w. Alice, 42; and ch. Thomas, 15; William, 14; Elizabeth 10; Mary, 6; and James, 2; emb. 1 Apr. had here Elizabeth again, b. 14 May 1636; Sarah, 15 May 1637; and William, also, wh.d.in Dec.1638; and the sec. Elizabeth d. May 1640. He d. 23 June 1660, hav. made his will 4 July 1655, provid. for his w. s. James, and ds. Ann Jones, w. of Edward, Mary Brooks, and Sarah King. The wid. in her will of 20 July 1662, pro. 1 May foll. doubts if s. James ever come, names gr.ch. William King, and his mo. Sarah, who had m. Roger Burgiss, and admin. was giv. to Robert Lattimore, who had m. the d. Ann Jones. James was presumed, in 1665, being many yrs. unheard of, to be d. The male descend. failed at once. 

HUMPHREY, Braintree, d. Aug. 1657, leav. w. Grissel, who had been wid. of Thomas Jewell, bound hims. 5 Oct. 1655, bef. m. 9 Mar. 1656, to bring up the ch. of said Thomas. JOHN, Roxbury, s. perhaps of Thomas, b. in Eng. m. 11 Nov. 1652, Mary Patten, had John, b. 10 Aug. foll. and Mary, both bapt. 27 Mar. 1659; Hannah, 23 Oct. of same yr.; Abigail, 22 Sept. 1661; beside Ruth, who d. 1673; and other ch. as we judge from the will; d. 23 Jan. 1692. His will, made some days bef. calls hims. "very crazy, yet sound in memory and apprehension," calls John his oldest, names ds. Mary Fielder, with her ch. Sarah; ds. Hannah Raynsford; Abigail Cook; Sarah Kidder; appoints his br. Joseph, his s. John, and s. James, when he comes of age, to be excors. JOHN, Roxbury, s. of the preced. m. 1682, Elizabeth Case, was freem. 1690. 

JOSEPH, Roxbury, br. of first John, b. in Eng. prob. freem. 1653, m. Mary, d. of Griffin Crafts, wh. d. 30 June 1653, without ch. and next m. 8 Nov. 1654, Hannah Davis, had bapt. there, Samuel, 5 Oct. 1656, d. in 3 mos.; Mary, 22 Nov. 1657; Hannah, b. 25, bapt. 27 Mar. 1659; Joseph, 13 Oct. 1661; Benjamin, 8 Mar. 1668; Joanna, 10 Jan. 1673; Ichabod, 27 Sept. 1675; and Mary, 27 Mar. 1682; his w. d. 9 Jan. 1684 ; and he d. 10 Feb. 1715, aged 90. STEPHEN, Marblehead 1674. THOMAS, Roxbury, 1639, brot. w. Mary, who d. or was bur. 29 Nov. of that yr. and s. John and Joseph; m. 26 1640, Mary Green, and he d. 23 May 1646, after long illness. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Rachel had William, b. 2 Apr. 1640; Sarah, 6 Oct. 1642; Rachel, 13 Oct. 1644; Isaac, 5 Oct. 1646; Elizabeth 3 Oct. 1648; and Jacob, Nov. 1658. On the face of the rec. as giv. in Geneal. Reg. XV. 133, it is plain. seen, that it was all made at once; but on p. 136 of the same vol. a contempo. rec. ins. Hannah, 12 Mar. 1659, i.e. 1660. WILLIAM, Boston, cooper, freem. 1672, ar. co. 1675, m. a d. of John Hannaford. WILLIAM, . . . . . . m. Thankful, d. of Richard Baker of Dorchester.

GRIGSON, or GREGSON, α THOMAS, New Haven, came from London Boston 26 June 1637, in comp. with GOV. Eaton and John Davenport, was one of the chief men, an active merch. and an Assist. of the Col. first treasr. and first Commissr. for the Union with other N. E. Col. liv. on E. side of the harbor, sailed in Jan. 1646 for London, with Lamberton and "divers other godly persons," of wh. nothing was ever heard, the little vessel hav. no doubt, foundered. He left wid. Jane, [[vol. 2, p. 316]] who liv. to 4 June 1702, one s. Richard and eight ds. Mary, bapt. 26 Jan. 1640; Phebe, 15 Oct. 1643; Abigail, 23 Feb. 1645; Ann, who m. Stephen Daniels; Susanna, m. 13 May 1661, Abraham Cruttenden; Sarah, m. 12 Dec. 1667, John Gilbert; and 9 May 1676, Samuel Whitehead; Phebe was sec. w. 1673, of Rev. John Whiting of Hartford; and next, of Rev. John Russell of Hadley. Richard liv. in Eng.

GRIHME, or GRIHMES, BENJAMIN, Hartford, s. of Henry, was a lieut. and d. 1725, had Benjamin, b. 1685, d. soon; George, 1687; John, 1689; Benjamin, again, 1694; Samuel,1696; and by sec. w. m. 1698, Sarah Webster, had Elisha, 1699; and Isaac, 1702. HENRY, Hartford 1661, had good est. d. 1684, leav. Benjamin, then aged 22; John, 19, d. a. 1720; Joseph,17; Mary, 16; Sarah, 13; Elizabeth 10; Susanna, 7; and Rebecca, 4. This name, in the sec. generat. perhaps from no desire of concealm. bec. Graham. Yet Benjamin, who m. 1681, Abigail Humphrey, is call. when her interment is rec. 1697, Grimes.

GRIMES, GEORGE, Billerica, m. 15 Apr. 1675, Elizabeth d. of George Blanchard of Charlestown. SAMUEL, Boston, a pewterer, by w. Frances had Mary, b. 27 Apr. 1639; freem. 18 May 1642, yet spell. in the ch. rec. of 26 Mar. preced. Grame, and in town rec. of b. Greames. He rem. to Plymouth, there, by w. Ann, had Susanna, b. 22 Nov. 1657, wh. m. 27 Mar. 1678, Daniel Vaughan of Newport. WILLIAM, Greenwich, d. 1671, without fam. gave his prop. to the town.

GRIMSTONE, or GRIMSTED, MARGARET, a wid. d. at Boston 20 Jan. 1650. Her inv. tak. 7 Feb. foll. was £27.13; but wh. rec. this prop. is not kn. to me.

GRINNELL, DANIEL, Portsmouth, R. I. may have been f. or br. of JOHN, a freem. 1678, liv. on Block isl. MATTHEW, R. I., 1638, receiv. as a freem. and liv. at Portsmouth 1655.

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