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

Volume #2
Hoadly - Hobby

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.

HOADLY, HOADLEY, or HODLEY, ABRAHAM, Guilford, s. of the first William of the same, by w. Elizabeth m. 14 Mar. 1698, had Rachel, b. 21 Aug. 1701; Abe, 24 Dec. 1705; and Jonathan; and d. Jan. 1746. JOHN, Guilford 1639-58, one of the seven pillars at found. of the ch. 1643; 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 92. He was b. Jan. 1617, perhaps at Rolvenden, Co. Kent, came with some relat. in Apr. 1639, m. 14 July 1642, Sarah Bushnell, wh. had been passeng. in the same sh. with him, perhaps d. of Francis, had Samuel, b. 30 Sept. 1643; John, 3 Jan. 1645, d. in few wks.; John, again, 3 June 1647, d. soon; Athia, 7 June 1648, d. under 16 yrs.; John, again, 8 Apr. 1650; Nathaniel, 7 June 1652, d. under 5 yrs.; and Stephen, 17 or 24 May 1654, d. at 3 wks. Late in 1653 he, leav. his fam. here, went home, and was noticed by Cromwell, wh. made him one of his court chaplains, says tradit. in Conn. but it was for the garris. in Edinburgh castle, whither his w. and ch. foll. him in 1655. There he had three more ch. and rem. thence in 1662 to Rolveden, where he had two more, and d. 28 July 1668. His w. d. 1 Nov. 1693, and was bur. at Halsted, in Kent, where her s. John under diff. ordina. from his f. was rector. His s. Samuel was f. of Benjamin, the famous liberal Bp. of Bangor in time of Geo. I. and of John, archbp. of Armagh. JOHN, Guilford, s. of William of the same, m. 30 Oct. 1701, Mercy, d. of Henry Crane, had Thomasine, b. 25 Nov. 1702; [[vol. 2, p. 430]] Mary, 1704; Hannah, 1707; John, 1709; Joseph, 1711; Abigail, 1713; Dinah, 1715; Nathaniel, 1719; and a d. 25 Aug. 1725, wh. d. soon; and he d. at Branford, 1 Nov. 1725. Whether he were of kin to the preced. is not certain, but seems suffic. prob. 

SAMUEL, Guilford, br. of the preced. m. 6 Mar. 1689, Abigail Farrington, had Abigail, b. 5 Jan. 1690; William, 10 Dec. 1692; Hannah, 14 Dec. 1694; Samuel, 20 Feb. 1696; Gideon, 17 Apr. 1699; Lydia, 23 Dec. 1701; Benjamin, 20 July 1704; Daniel, 1706; and Timothy, 14 July 1709; and d.Jan. 1713. *WILLIAM, Branford, an early sett. prob. b. in Eng. one of the the covenant planters 1667; had been of Saybrook; 1663, was a merch. by w. Mary had William; Samuel; Elizabeth b. 15 Feb. 1668, prob. d. young; Hannah, 8 Nov. 1670; Abraham; John; and Mary; was rep. 1678, and sev. times after. His w. d. 12 May 1703, and he had sec. w. Ruth, wid. of John Frisbie, d. of John Bowers, but no issue by her; and d. 1709 leav. good est. Mary m. Nathaniel Finch; and Hannah m. Nathaniel Johnson. The name was writ. by him, Hoadle. WILLIAM, Guilford, eldest s. of the preced. m. Abigail Frisbie, perhaps d. of John of the same, had Mary, b. 28 May 1691; Hannah, 27 Apr. 1693; and Jemima, 24 Mar. 1696. For sec. w. he had Elizabeth who was divorc. 1702, from her first h. and by her had William, b. 1707; and Lydia. Sometimes the first syl. drops the a. Three of this name had been gr. at Yale in 1834 and one at Trinity.

HOAG, JOHN, Newbury, a weaver, b. says Coffin, 1643, m. 21 Apr. 1669, Ebenezer, d. of John Emery, had John, b. 20 Feb. 1670; Jonathan, 28 Oct. 1671; Joseph, 16 Jan. 1677; Hannah, 3 Jan. 1683; and Judith, 20 Apr. 1687; perhaps others. Descend. are num. in New Hampsh.

HOAR, DANIEL, Boston 1650, prob. br. of Leonard, the Presid. nam. in his will, went home, and d. at London. BENJAMIN, Bristol, s. of William, by w. Rebecca had Hannah, and he d. soon. His mo. took the ch. wh. was bapt. 26 Sept. 1708. DANIEL, Concord, s. of John, m. 19 July 1677, Mary, d. of Samuel Stratton, had John, b. 24 Oct. 1678; Daniel, a. 1680; Leonard; Jonathan; Joseph; Benjamin; Mary, 14 Mar. 1689; Samuel, 6 Apr. 1691; Isaac, 15 May 1695; David, 14 Nov. 1698; and Elizabeth 22 Feb. 1701; and he took sec. w. 16 Oct. 1717, Mary Lee. 

He liv. long and, was, I presume, that soldier under sentence of death, with Nathaniel Wilder, for k. one or more Ind. in 1676, who had prob. serv. in our cause; but both were discharg. by our Gen. Ct. on pay. of a sum of money to the Ind. and costs of prosecut. See Col Rec. V. HEZEKIAH, Scituate, br. of John, was one of the first purch. of Taunton, there had Mercy, b. 31 Jan. 1654; Nathaniel, 31 Mar 1656; Sarah, 1 Apr. 1658; Elizabeth 26 May 1660; Edward, 25 Sept. 1663; Lydia, 24 Mar. 1665; Mary, 22 Sept. 1669, and Hezekiah, 10 Nov. 1678. Deane says he was ensign in the exped. that was proposed against the Dutch of New York in 1654. Baylies, II. 267, 71, and 7. Lydia m. 16 Nov. 1688, John Whipple but wh. he was, I fail to discov.; and Sarah m. 25 Feb. 1692, Nicholas Stoughton, as his sec. w. [[vol. 2, p. 431]]

JOHN, Scituate 1643, I believe came some yrs. bef. with his mo. Joanna, brs. Daniel and Leonard, and sis. Margery, and Joanna; rem. to Concord 1660, had w. Alice, only s. Daniel, b. 1650, bef. ment. who was gr.gr.f. of the late Hon. Samuel, of Lincoln, who d. 1832 in 89th yr. Bond is not answera. for an absurd tradit. that his f. was a "wealthy banker of London, wh. d. soon after his arr. at Boston." John is, in Geneal. Reg. XII. 111, made. h. of that Joanna, wh. was mo. of Daniel, Hezekiah, John, and Presid. Leonard; but, I suppose, this is only a conject. LEONARD, Cambridge, br. of John, b. in Eng. but never has it been kn. wh. was the f. wh. we therefore presume, did not come to our land; his mo. Joanna, who d. at Braintree, 21 Dec. 1661, brot. the three s. and ds. Margaret, wh. was prob. the eldest ch. and m. Rev. Henry Flint, and d. 10 Mar. 1687; and Joanna, wh. m. 26 July 1648, the sec. Edmund Quincy. He was gr. at H. C. 1650, went to Eng. was min. at Wenstead, Essex, a. 7 ms. from London, and one of the ejected under the Bartholomew Act, took the degree of M. D. at the Univ. of Cambridge, 1672, and came again hither to preach by invit. at third, or Old South Ch. but with commend. from strong friends in London, that he should be made Presid. of the coll. to succeed Chauncey, late dec. He arr. 8 July 1672, and same mo. was chos. to the office; but was sadly unfortunate in his place. A combination against him of three of the corp. created such diffic. that all the stud. left the Inst. and in Mar. 1675 he resigned, as the Gen. Court in Oct. preced. had, not indistinctly, desired, tho. on his coming two and a half yrs. bef. they had voted a salary half as much again as they gave C. on the sole condit. that H. be elected. On 28 Nov. foll. he d. prob. of broken heart for his treatm. aged only 45 yrs. Cotton Mather was then one of the undergrad. and may, perhaps, bc believed in what he says of "the unhappy countenance of sev. very good men," towards the ungovernable youths in their ungovernableness, at least as to the latter portion he was an unwilling, if we may presume he could have been, a witness. 

See Magn. IV. 129, among the best, tho. characterist. pages of that strange work. Contempo. documents should be referred to in the Coll. of Hutch. 435, 45, 52, 64, and 71; but the noble Hist. of Univ. by Quincy, I. 31-5, may seem to be adequate in its decision. His w. Bridget was d. of that lady, sacrificed by the detestab. governm. of James II. and his worthy Ch. Just. Jeffries, 2 Sept. 1685, and of John Lisle, the regicide a lawyer of distinct. made by Cromwell one of his Commissrs. of the Great Seal, sometimes call. erroneously, Lord Lisle because the Protector summoned him to the "other house," who met a death by violence, after the restoration, in Switzerland). We kn. not of any ch. but d. Bridget, b. at Cambridge, 13 Mar. 1673, who went with her mo. 1687, to England, and bef. her ret. 1697, after d. of her [[vol. 2, p. 432]] sec. h. the d. m. Rev. Thomas Cotton, a min. of London, wh. was a most lib. benefactor of H. C. 

The wid. of the Presid. had m. prob. Dec. 1676, (and she long outliv.) the 2d Hezekiah Usher, with whom she was not happy, and d. 25 May 1723. Farmer mistook, I presume, for that of one of the ds. of the Presid. the name of Tryphena, sis. of the w. of the Presid. wh. m. first, a Lloyd, and bef. the d. of her sis. a Grove. This Tryphena was, prob. mo. of the w. of Lord James Russell, fifth s. of William, first Duke of Bedford, and after his d. wh. was on 22 June 1712, m. Sir Henry Houghton, and d. 1 Sept. 1736. See Collins's Peerage. This lady and her mo. wrote after the d. of Mrs. Usher, sis. of one, and aunt of the other; to Ch. Just. Sewall wh. had many yrs. bef. kn. them, when in his visit to Eng. 1689; and in return he sent the mourning ring that had been presented for Lord James's d. A greater mistake may be observ. in an Art. of Geneal. Reg. IV. 92, where Leonard Cotton, wh. was of. Hampton Falls, N. H. and chief mourner at the funer. of his gr.mo. Madam Usher, in Boston, s. of that Rev. Thomas C. (of course gr.gr.s. of John Lisle), is made to m. Alicia, d. of "Lord John Lisle aforesaid" therefore sis. of his gr.mo. Against such matches, the Levitical instit. or the law of nature, is not often necessary to be invoked. 

NATHANIEL, Taunton, m. 2 Feb. 1682, Sarah Wilbore, perhaps d. of Shadrach the honor. town clk. had Abigail, b. 2 Nov. foll. *RICHARD, Yarmouth, wh. was rep. 1641, 2, and 50, may have hardly been br. of Leonard, as was suppos. by Baylies. SAMUEL, Concord, freem. 1682. WILLIAM, Salem 1659, may have rem. to Boston, where a baker of this name, who m. 1669, Hannah d. of Robert Wright, was freem. 1671; had William, b. 1 Feb. 1671, d. at two mos.; Samuel, 6 May 1673, d. at 7 mos.; Joseph, 15 Mar. 1675; Benjamin, 5 Sept. 1680; Paul, 23 Dec. 1682; William, again, 1 Mar. 1685; and Hannah, 5 Mar. 1687. He was of Bristol in Feb. 1689, with w. three ch. and three serv. Dorcas, of Beverly, a wid. sentenced to d. for witchcraft, in the sad Sept. 1692, was not execut. says Hutch. II. 58, and prob. sav. her life by confess. of the idle or ideal crime after conviction. Seven of this name have been gr. at Harv.

HOBART, CALEB, Hingham, s. of Thomas, b. in Eng. m. 20 Jan. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Richard Church, who d. in less than two yrs. and in Apr. 1662, he m. Mary, d. of Francis Eliot of Braintree, whither he rem. bef. 1697, but was of H. 1671, and freem. that yr.; had Mary, b. 11 Feb. 1663; Caleb, 23 May 1665; Elizabeth 12 June 1666; Hannah, 11 Dec. 1668; and Josiah, 11 Dec. 1670. His sec. w. d. 22 July 1675, and he took 3d. w. Elizabeth wid. of Richard Faxon, m. 15 Jan. 1676, had Benjamin, 13 Apr. 1677; and d. 4 Sept. 1711, in 89th yr. and the gr.stone, close to his, marks the resting-place of his last w. Elizabeth wh. d. 9 Aug. 1704, aged 71. DANIEL, Hingham, s. of the sec. Edmund, m 11 [[vol. 2, p. 433]] Oct. 1677, Elizabeth d. of John Warren of Boston, had Elizabeth b. 17 Sept. 1678; John, 1 Dec. 1680; both d. young; Joshua, 7 Mar. 1683; Jeremiah, 5 Nov. 1684, d. soon; Mary, 19 Aug. 1686; Daniel, 27 Feb. 1688, d. soon; Joseph, 6 Sept. 1692, d. next day. His w. d. 2 Jan. 1696, and he m. 11 May 1704. wid. Patience Jones. 

*DAVID, Hingham, s. of Rev. Peter, m. Joanna, d. of sec. Edmund Quincy, had Judith, b. 21 June 1681; Peter, 24 Sept. 1684, d. in three days; Jael, 20 June 1688; Deborah, 10 June 1690; and Rebecca, 7 Jan. 1693; and the w. d. 18 May 1695. He m. at Boston 4 Dec. foll. Sarah Joyce, had Nehemiah, 27 Apr. 1697, H. C. 1714; Joseph, 11 Apr. 1699; David, and Sarah, tw. 14 Mar. 1702; Lydia, 9 Jan. 1704; and Noah, 2 Jan 1705, H. C. 1724, who was the ancest. of the late Hon. John Sloss Hobart. He was freem. 1681, rep. 1692, under new chart. and 1696, and contin. the Journal of his f. but not with equal fulness. *EDMUND, Hingham, came with w. ch. Joshua, Rebecca, and Sarah, perhaps, also, Thomas, and his w. and childr. in 1633, with int. to satisfy inq. of his neighbors in old Hingham, was first at Charlestown, freem. 4 Mar. 1634, constable the same yr. went, as one of the first sett. 1635, to Hingham, was rep. 1639-42, and d. 8 Mar. 1646. Edmund, Joshua, Rev. Peter, Thomas, and two ds. I see reason to infer, that a wid. Lyford, wh. he m. late in life, was relict of that Rev. John L. who was at Plymouth the first disturber of their ch. My infer. was clear. pro. by Hist. Coll. of the Essex Inst. I. 35. 

EDMUND, Hingham, s. of the preced. was of Charlestown 1633, with w. Elizabeth adm. of the ch. a mo. bef. his f. freem. 3 Sept. 1634, d. Feb. 1686, in 82d yr. had John, bapt. 10 Apr. 1642; Samuel, 13 Apr. 1645; Daniel, b. 2 Mar. 1650; beside Elizabeth bapt. 19 July 1635, at C. wh. m. 12 Apr. 1658, John Tucker; and Martha, w. of Joseph Basset. His will of 25 June 1684, bro. Mar. 1686, names the s. Samuel and Daniel, ds. Elizabeth and Martha, beside gr.d. Hannah, d. of s. John dec. and gr.d. Mary Manning, wh. was prob. ch. of a dec. d. Sarah, w. of Return M. ENOCH, Hingham, s. of first Joshua, m. 7 Aug. 1676, Hannah, d. of Thomas Harris, had Hannah, b. 12 Aug. 1677, d. soon; Ruth, 1678; Hannah, again, 8 Dec. 1680, Thomas, 31 Mar. 1683; and Deborah, 4 Nov. 1685, d. young; was freem. 1678. GERSHOM, Groton, s. of Rev. Peter, was of Hingham sev. yrs. freem. 1673, min. ord. at G. 26 Nov. 1679, and tho. dism. by the hearers, in Dec. 1685, contin. to preach there occasional. for almost 20 yrs. more; by w. Sarah had Dorothy, b. 10 June 1686, and Joanna, 30 Dec. 1696, beside others, of wh. some were of intermed. dates. Butler's valu. Hist. of G. shows, that his s. Gershom, Shebuel, or Shubael, and Peter perpet. the name there. He d. 19 Dec. 1707; and his wid. d. 14 Apr. 1712. 

ISRAEL, Scituate, br. of the preced. a shipwright, m. 30 Dec. 1668, but Deane strangely says 1674, Sarah, d. of Rev. [[vol. 2, p. 434]] William Wetherill, liv. at H. until his ho. was burn. by the Ind. 20 Apr. 1676, after wh. he rem. to s. He had Sarah, b. 30 May 1670; Nathaniel, 1675; and Rebecca, 1676; all at H.; Nathan, and Abigail, tw. 1678; Jael, 1680; Israel, 1682, d. soon; Abigail, again, 1683; and Israel, again, 1686, all at S.; and d. 1731. His will, of 1729, gave est. to Israel, Abigail, these ds. of his d. Sarah Brock, viz. Mary Witherton, Grace Davis, and Bathsheba Bradford; and made his d. Jael extrix. JAPHET, Hingham, br. of the preced. went to Eng. bef. 1670, as a surgeon, intend. to go to E. I. but was not heard of after. 

JEREMIAH, Topsfield, br. of the preced. b. in Eng. freem. 1653, ord. 2 Oct. 1672, but after uncomfort. service, was dism. 21 Sept. 1680, and rem. to Hempstead, L. I. there was again sett. 1682, and again dism. went to Haddam, there was install. 14 Nov. 1700, and d. 6 Nov. 1715, on Sunday, betw. the morn. and even. service, hav. partaken the sacrament in public worship, as the rec. says in 85th yr. Yet the Boston Newsletter of Apr. 1717, in relat. of the d. of Rev. Joshua as of Feb. preced. asserts, that Jeremiah, the br. d. "a few wks. after." This error, in such great authority, misled three or four generat. Inv. of his est. is of 22 Nov. 1715. His w. Elizabeth was d. of Rev. Samuel Whiting of Lynn, who outliv. him and d. at Hartford, aged 88. One of his ds. m. Hezekiah Wyllis, Sec. of the Prov. of Conn. and ano. m. Hezekiah Brainerd, town clk. f. of the ardent missionary; and Dorothy, wh. was ano. m. 19 Apr. 1704, Daniel Mason. 

JOHN, Hingham, s. of sec. Edmund, m. 2 Apr. 1674, Hannah Burr, d. of Simon, had Hannah, b. 20 July 1674, rememb. in the will of her gr.f. Simon B. and the f. d. 15 May foll. *|| JOSHUA, Hingham. s. of the first Edmund, came, prob. with his f. in 1633, and in the winter foll. was adm. of Charlestown ch. freem. 3 Sept. 1634, next yr. went with his br. Rev. Peter, m. Mar. 1638, Ellen Ibrook, at Cambridge; ar. co. 1641, was a capt. rep. 1643, and very many yrs. after, speaker in 1674, head of a comp. in active serv. in Philip's war, and d. 28 July 1682, aged 67. His ch. were Hannah, bapt. 1639, wh. m. 30 Oct. 1657, Joseph Grafton, and d. in few yrs.; Peter, 1642 (a mariner, wh. d. June 1665, at Barbados, leav. wid. Susanna, wh. was d. of Jacob Eliot of Boston, m. Dec. 1662); Sarah, b. 19 Nov. 1644; Deborah, Sept. 1647, m. 20 Apr. 1666, Joshua Lincoln; Joshua, 22 Mar. 1650; Solomon, 28 May 1652; Enoch, 20 May 1654; and Hannah, again, 4 Oct. 1666. Sarah m. Edward Cowell of Boston in 1668. JOSHUA, Braintree, s. of Thomas of Hingham, of wh. all that is kn. is the inscript. "aged a. 74 yrs. d. 28 Dec. 1713." 

JOSHUA, Southold, L. I. 1674, s. of Rev. Peter, came with his f. prob. June 1635, freem. 1653, was min. above 45 yrs. d. Feb. 1717 in 89th yr. In the memoir of Rev. John Henry H. Bp. of New York, wh. d. 12 Sept. 1830, aged 56, he is call. a descend. of capt. Joshua; but the joints are not well compacted, the branch is prob. wrong, and one generat. I presume, was [[vol. 2, p. 435]] forgot. 

JOSIAH, Hingham, br. of the preced. b. prob. in Eng. freem. 1660, cannot be the man, who was, says Felt, II. 581, preach. at Beverly in 1657, for he was a mariner 1677, and was then of Boston, by w. Mary had Bethia, b. 5 Oct. 1672. His br. writes of him, that he d. at Easthampton, L. I. 1711, in the 78th yr. of his age. NATHANIEL, Hingham, youngest s. of Thomas of the same, m. 31 May 1695 Mary Stowell perhaps wid. of John of the same, d. 3 July 1734, aged 69, and his wid d. 1748, aged 85. 

NEHEMIAH, Newtown, s. of Rev. Peter, ord. 23 Dec. 1674, hav. preach. there above two yrs. as success. to Rev. John Eliot the sec. freem. 1675, says Farmer, but I do not find him so; m. 21 Mar. 1678, Sarah, d. of Edward Jackson, had six ds. and d. 25 Aug 1712, much honored in his place, as a mem. of the corp. of H. C. His w. had d. only six mos. bef. PETER, Hingham, s. of the first Edmund, b. 1604, at Hingham, Eng. bred at the Univ. of Cambridge, where on tak his A. B. 1625-6, and A. M. 1629, he wrote his name Hubberd, was of Magdalen Coll. had preach. at divers places, and last at Haverhill in Suff'k. bef. coming hither, where he arr. 8 June 1635, at Charlestown freem. 2 Sept. 1635, and in few days was sett. at Hingham, with old friends. He brot. w. and four ch. certain. Joshua, and Jeremiah H. C. 1650, bef. ment.; prob. Josiah and Elizabeth wh. m. John Ripley; and had here Ichabod in 1635; Hannah, 1637, both d. soon; Hannah again, 1638, wh. m. John Brown of Salem; Bathsheba, 1640, m. Joseph Turner of Scituate; Israel, 1642; Jael, Dec. 1643, m. 25 May 1664, Joseph Bradford; Gershom, b. prob. in 1645, H. C. 1667; Japhet, Apr. 1647, H. C. 1667; Nehemiah, 21 Nov. 1648, H. C. 1667; David, Aug. 1651; Rebecca, 3 Apr. 1654, m. 10 Oct. 1679, Daniel Mason of Stonington, as his sec. or third w.; Abigail, 19 Oct. 1656, d. unm. Apr. 1683; and Lydia, 1659; and the patriarch d. 20 Jan. 1679. His d. Lydia, the seventeenth ch. bec. 2d w. of capt. Thomas Lincoln in 1690, and d. 1732. His will, made only four days bef. he d. names fourteen liv. ch. names w. Rebecca, prob. d. of Richard Ibrook, wh. was mo. of the last six ch. but it is quite observa. that in Hingham rec. ment. is not made of d. of the first w. SAMUEL, the freem. of 4 Mar. 1635, may have been of the ch. of Dorchester, or other, bef. tak. the o. but was not of Boston, Roxbury, or Charlestown; nor do I kn. any thing of him. 

SAMUEL, Hingham, s. of the sec. Edmund, m. 25 Feb. 1673, Hannah Gold, d. of Edward, and had Edmund, b. 1674; Samuel, 1676, wh. d. soon; Hannah, 1679, d. next yr.; Samuel, 1681; Hannah, 1683; Peter, 1684; and James 1689. Thomas, Hingham 1635 or 6, s. of the first Edmund, came, 1633, from Wymondham, Co. Norfolk, near old Hingham, with W. Jane, and three ch. of wh. one was Caleb, freem. 14 May 1634; had here Joshua, bapt. 1639; and Thomas, 1649; Isaac, 25 Apr. 1653; Hannah, 1655; Moses, [[vol. 2, p. 436]] b. 2 Dec. 1656, d. at 30 yrs.; Aaron, 1661; and Nathaniel, 1665. But perhaps the last six childr. were by a differ. w. from the mo. of the first; and we may inq. for their mo. without gain. satisfact. Hannah m. July 1677, John Record of Weymouth; and Aaron was drown. Mar. 1705 sailing towards Boston. I find Thomas, prob. a gr.s. of Thomas, apprent. in 1670 at Boston, to learn the trade of a cooper. In the Genealogy of Thayer, eight pages are filled with descend. of Edmund, and not half are given. Ten of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and six at other N. E. coll. of wh. eight were clerg. and two, John Sloss, and Aaron, were memb. of Congr.

HOBBS, CHRISTOPHER, Saco 1652, freem. 1653, appoint. admor. 1654 on est. of his br.-in-law William Foster, and d. 1673. His will of 26 Nov. in that yr. gives to ch. Christopher, Robert, and Jane, but provides that s. John, wh. had not "come over," should have something, if he did. HENRY, Dover 1657, m. a d. of Thomas Canney. JAMES, Hampton, perhaps s. of Maurice, took o. of fidel. 25 Apr. 1678, and d. 22 Sept. 1679. JOHN, Hampton, m. 30 Dec. 1668, Sarah, d. of Edward Colcord; sw. fidel. Dec. 1678. Prob. he was s. of the first Maurice. JOHN, a soldier in Lothrop's comp. of the flower of Essex, was k. by the Ind. 18 Sept. 1675 at Bloody brook. 

JOSIAH, came to Boston in the Arabella, 1671, a passeng. from London, liv. at Woburn, by w. Mary had Josiah, b. 6 Aug 1685; Mary, 16 Mar. 1687; Susanna, 24 Nov. 1688; but the fam. tradit. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 255, makes the eldest s. Josiah, b. in Boston 1684, and the f. there to have liv. first eighteen yrs. after coming. In 1690, says the geneal. he rem. to Lexington, then call. Cambridge Farms, and with w. Tabitha join. the ch. there Aug 1699, had Josiah, Tabitha, and Mary, bapt. 17 Sept. 1699; Matthew, and Susanna, Oct. 1700; Ebenezer, 8 Jan. 1710; and Tabitha, again, 13 Apr. 1712; and he d. 30 May 1741, aged 92 yrs. JOSIAH, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 1708, Esther, d. of Ebenezer Davenport, had Ebenezer, b. 1709; Tabitha, 10 July 1715; Josiah, and John, tw. 1721, on Governor's isl. it is said, in the traditionary tale; Esther, 22 Oct. 1722; Sarah, bapt. 10 May 1724, in right of her mo. who had 12 Apr. preced. unit with Mather's ch. (the Old North, not New North, as Geneal. Reg. IX. 255, reads); Dorcas, 8 May 1726; Hannah, 5 Jan. 1729, tho. the fam. geneal. makes the b. 20 days later than the bapt. and tells that at Mather's ch. "all his ch. but one, were" bapt. when only three of the nine enjoy. that rite in that place. He rem. to Weston 1730, there had Nathan, b. next yr. He d. 27 Feb. 1779, aged near 94 yrs. and his wid. d. the preced. 29 Nov. if the acco. be correct. 

MAURICE, Newbury, rem. to Hampton betw. 1640 and 5, there m. 1678, Sarah, d. of Benjamin Swett, as sec. w. the first being, Sarah, d. of William Eastow, both [[vol. 2, p. 437]]  ws. of Newbury, perhaps had Mary, b. 5 Mar. 1687, and d. 5 Aug. 1700, "aged above 80," says Coffin, leav. ten ch. whose names are untold, exc. Bethia, said to have m. 9 Jan. 1677, John Tucke of H. MAURICE, or MORRIS, Hampton, call. jr. when he took o. of fidel. 25 Apr. 1678, was prob. s. of the preced. as, also, NEHEMIAH, of the same town, swear. at the same time. Maurice, by w. Joanna had James, b. 20 Mar. 1700; Sarah, 31 Oct. 1703; Abigail, 20 Dec. 1707; Joanna, 26 May 1711; Morris, 6 Aug. 1717; and Deborah, 6 July 1720. RICHARD, Newbury, drown. 18 Aug. 1665. 

THOMAS, Topsfield, freem. 1671, may be the same wh. d. at Boston 1690. He was, prob. f. of that soldier k. 18 Sept. 1675, of the flower of Essex, in one acco. call. John, as bef. ment. and in Rev. Mr. Russell's letter, in Coffin's Newbury, p. 390, nam. Thomas. WILLIAM, Topsfield, with w. Deliverance, and d. Abigail, in Apr. 1692, arrest. for witchcr. among the earliest, and their cases are not the least remarka. of that period of horrible delus. The trepidat. of the d. made her sw. to any falsehood against her f. and the w. plead guilty to any nonsense the Hon. Ct. would suggest to her. So she sav. her life from that peril, but allow. the devil to seduce her to infernal revenge by accus. the mo. of the constab. wh. arrest. her for the same horrid or preposterous offence. See Essex Inst. II. 133. Five of this name had, in 1831, been gr. at Harv. and two at the other N. E. coll.

HOBBY, || CHARLES, Boston, s. of William, fortunate in being knighted for his brave conduct at the earthq. 1692 in Jamaica, or else the consid. ment. in Hutch. II. 153, ar. co. and its capt. 1702 and 3, col. I believe, of the Boston reg. but most kn. here as not one of such life as "should have recommend. him to the clerg. of N. E." yet sent over to London with letters from "some of the most pious min." to our agent, Sir William Ashurst, a true puritan, strongly urg. "that he might be appoint. the Gov. instead of Dudley." Hutch. does not say, that his connex. the two Mathers, were writers of those letters, of wh. there can be no doubt, but he adds, that "Ashurst hims. after his acquaint. with H. reproves and censures them." Luckily for our country, Sir Charles did not prevail, came back, perhaps, and d. 1715, but not in B. His est. was insolv. and he left w. wh. was bur. 17 Nov. 1716, but no ch. Of his inv. 23 Apr. 1716 "deeds for half the Province of N. H." is one of the latest items, but, as if in derision, put down at nothing. Seven slaves arc at the head, whose aggregate is £300. 

JOHN, perhaps of Dorchester, but only transient. Winthrop II. 348. In July 1637 he was imprison. for theft, but break. prison in comp. with John Williams, commit. for sim. offence, on their esc. was murd. beyond Salem, by the same W. for wh W. was hanged. See Col. Rec. I. 202. Winthrop I. 241, wrote the name, as I read it, in this place, Hoddy, but I doubt not it is the same man. Felt, Eccles. Hist. I. 313. JOHN, Greenwich bef. 1666, may have been earlier of Newtown, L. I. He d. 1707, had four s. and six ds. of wh. all but John, wh. d. without issue, 12 Mar. 1693, are ment. in his will; Thomas, Benjamin, Jonathan, Elizabeth Prindle, Hannah Burnham, Martha Morehouse, Rebecca Hardy, Mary Holmes, and Rachel James. Rebecca was d. but left childr. JOHN, Boston, br. of Sir Charles, d. 7 Sept. 1711, aged a. 50; his w. Hannah had d. 26 June 1690, a. 27. [[vol. 2, p. 438]] His ch. were by a sec. w. Ann, Charles, bapt. 9 Apr. 1699; Wensley, 30 Sept. 1705, H. C. 1723; William, 17 Aug. 1707, H. C. 1725, min. of Reading; and Edward 16 Jan. 1709, to all of wh. guardiansh. was granted 24 Nov. 1719, and of sev. other ch. we may infer, that they were d. bef. 

WILLIAM, Boston, merch. by w. Ann had, besides Charles and John, above ment. William, b. 9 Feb. 1669; Ann, 9 Sept. 1670; Mercy, 4 Oct. 1672; Judith, 8 May 1674; and Elizabeth 18 Oct. 1676.

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