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

Volume #2
Holder - Holsey

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.

HOLDER, CHRISTOPHER, Providence, a Quaker, of Alverton, Co. Gloucester, 9 ms. from Bristol, arr. at Boston from London, 27 July 1656, aged 25, and was imprison. whip. next yr. and in the foll. had an ear cut off; but he harken. no better after these modes of persuas. yet flourish. on transplant. to Providence 1665, there m. 12 Aug. 1660, Mary, d. of Richard Scott, had Mary, 1662, wh. m. Peleg Slocum of Dartmouth; Elizabeth 4 Jan. 1665; but the first w. d. soon after the b. of Elizabeth and by sec. w. Hope he had Christopher, 25 Dec. 1666; Hope, 25 Mar. 1668; Patience, 2 Feb. 1669, prob. d. soon; Patience, again, 16 Aug. 1671; John, 20 Aug. 1672; Content, 22 May 1674; Ann, 29 Feb. 1676, I suppose, tho. the rec. says 31 of 12 mo. NATHANIEL, Dorchester 1634.

HOLDRIDGE, or HOLDRED, JOHN, Roxbury, by w. Elizabeth had Sarah, b. 15 Nov. 1665; John, 25 Feb. 1668; Thomas, 23 May 1670; Elizabeth 14 Feb. 1672; and Mary; all bapt. 22 Nov. 1674; Samuel, 12 Mar. 1676, d. young; and Samuel, again, 8 June 1679; but the three last I find not b. in the town rec. wh. however, adds Mercy, in May 1684. WILLIAM, Haverhill 1646, a tanner, of the parish of St. Alphage, Cripplegate, London, came in the Elizabeth, 1635, aged 25. He was first at Salisbury, when the name is Holdred; by w. Isabella had Sarah, b. 1640, d. 1641; Mary, 22 Apr. 1641, d. in few mos.; Rebecca, 20 June 1643; William, 15 Mar. 1647; Sarah, 26 Dec. 1650, d. within 6 mos.; Mehitable, 14 Apr. 1652; Abigail, 12 Nov. 1654, d. young; Mary, again, 24 Dec. 1656; and Samuel, 6 Nov. 1659. Rebecca m. at Andover, 21 May 1660, Richard Margin of Dover; Mehitable m. 25 Jan. 1670, Jonathan Smith; and Mary m. 29 Sept. 1681, Roger Kelly. WILLIAM, Exeter, s. of the preced. m. 10 Apr. 1674, Lydia, d. of Robert Quimby.

HOLDSWORTH, JOSHUA, Boston, mariner, m. 10 May 1669, Sarah Rawlins, was freem. 1671. His wid. m. 24 May 1683, John Knight of Charlestown, as his fifth w. but happi. surv. him, and d. 6 Nov. 1713.

HOLGRAVE, or HALGRAVE, *JOHN, Salem, freem. 5 Nov. 1633, had prob. w. Lydia, and sec. w. Elizabeth rep. at the first Assemb. 14 May 1634, also 1635, after 1640 had resid. at Gloucester. There he is not ment. aft. 1653. See Babson, 105 for reason of rem. His d. Martha m. a. 1641, William Park of Roxbury, long outliv. him, d. 25 Aug. 1708, aged 94. JOSHUA, Salem 1636, had. bapt. Elizabeth 1 Nov. 1640; and Love, 17 Apr. 1642. Perhaps he was br. of the preced. and rem. with him to Gloucester.

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HOLLAND, or HOLLON, CHRISTOPHER, Boston 1652, by w. Ann had John, b. 1 Feb. 1648: Bridget, 14 Mar. 1650; Joanna, 1 Feb. 1652, d. soon; Joanna, again, 13 Oct. 1653, d. in few mos.; Elizabeth 17 Feb. 1655; Hannah, 7 Dec. 1658; Deborah, 8 Mar. 1661; and Mary, 8 Feb. 1663; and d. 4 Mar. 1704, aged 91. JEREMIAH, H. C. 1645, went home, was a min. with a good liv. (I suppose, in estab. ch.) in Northamptonsh. and d. bef. 1698 by Mather's list, but it is by nobody kn. wh. was his f. or of what town. JOHN, Dorchester 1634, freem. 7 Dec. 1636, was a merch. of good est. had w. Judith, ch. John; Thomas; Nathaniel, bapt. 1638; and three other ds. beside Obedience; and d. a. 1652; his wid. m. George Kimwright, if this name be not mistak. at Cambridge vill. or Newton. Obedience was w. of Philip Curtis, and next of Benjamin Gamlyn. Relief, ano. d. m. John Dowse of Charlestown. His will, of 16 Dec. 1651, is abstr. in Geneal. Reg. IV. 287. JOHN, Newton, perhaps gr.s. of the preced. prob. s. of Nathaniel, m. Elizabeth youngest d. of Thomas Park of the same, says Barry, had John, b. 25 Dec. 1699; Joseph, 19 Jan. 1702; John, 5 Apr. 1704; Elizabeth; Abigail, 18 May 1709; Jonas, 12 May 1711; Ephraim, 11 Jan. 1714; Sarah, 11 Sept. 1716; and Ruth. He rem. to Marlborough, and there had Samuel, 1721; and Abigail, again. JOSIAH, Roxbury, freem. 1690, is not ment. in the town rec. as b. or m. and d. 25 Sept. 1729, aged 83. NATHANIEL, in the list of freem. of 1663, was of Watertown, prob. s. of the first John, may have been b. in Eng. but at Charlestown, by w. Mary, had Joseph, b. 24 Oct. 1659, and at W. by w. Sarah, d. perhaps of Samuel Hosier (wh. in his will left to the two eldest ch. and it may be that the former w. was d. of H.), had Sarah, 30 Nov. 1662; Ruth, 17 Feb. 1666; Nathaniel, 15 Apr. 1668; John, 7 Apr. 1674; Elizabeth, 18 June 1676; and Mary, Oct. 1678, d. next mo.; and he was liv. 1709. sarah m. 26 Jan. 1680, Jonathan Phillips; and next, 1 Jan. 1717, John Bemis; Ruth m. 20 Mar. 1689, Joseph Pierce. THOMAS, Yarmouth, had Thomas, bapt. at Barnstable, 9 May 1641.

HOLLARD, ANGEL, Boston, shoemaker, freem. 3 Mar. 1636, then mem. of Weymouth ch. where, perhaps, were b. sev. of his ch. as Thomas, 8 Oct. 1635, prob. d. young; Hannah, July 1638; Elizabeth 7 May 1641, wh. d. in few mos.; Hepzibah, 10 Aug. 1642; but in B. certain. had Thomas, bapt. 10 Nov. 1644, a. 5 wks. old; Sarah, 5 Mar. 1646; and by w. Catharine had Joanna, 17 Dec. 1653, d. soon. His wid. Catharine m. Aug. 1671, John Upham of Malden; d. Hannah m. 23 July 1652, William Ballantine, and next, William Long, and d. 2 Apr. 1718, George, Boston 1664, mariner, d. 12 Apr. 1714, in 90th yr. Easi. this surname is pervert. to Holland, as in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 59, and lamentab. in the Index of same vol. tho. in one of its references, the name is correct. Similar vexation in the Index of Vol. X. confus. the differ. names of pp. 217 and 218.

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HOLLEY, JOSEPH, Dorchester 1634, Weymouth 1639, was prob. of Sandwich 1643, and d. early in Dec. 1647. Often it is spell. Holway. RICHARD, at Charlestown, m. 29 Oct. 1663, Joanna, wid. of John Downing. SAMUEL, Cambridge 1636, in his will of 22 Oct. 1643, pro. 5 Dec. foll. refers to w. Elizabeth and s. John, but without nam. either. In the biogr. of Horace, Yale 1803, D. D. the eloq. Presid. of Transyl. Univ. he is derived, but not to gen. satisfact. from the celebr. astronomer Halley.

HOLLIDAY, WALTER, Springfield, in 1673 m. Catharine perhaps eldest d. of William Hunter, had Ebenezer, b. 1675; and William; rem. to Suffield, there had Samuel, 1680; Sarah, 1683; Mary, 1685; Isaac, 1690; and Abigail, 1692.

HOLLIDGE, RICHARD, Boston 1638, freem. 22 May 1639, had w. Ann, wh. also was of our ch.

HOLLIMAN, or HOLYMAN, *EZEKIEL, Salem 1637, had been at Dedham bef. that; brot. from Eng. I think, a d. whose name is never seen, but it is less certain, that he brot. her mo. Susanna, d. of John Oxston, alias Fox, of Stanmore, in Co. Middlesex, wh. had three brs. John, Philip, and William, of wh. neither came over, but the time of her d. is not found. He was b. at Tring, in the adj. shire of Hertford, and m. his sec. w. prob 1638, at Providence, Mary, wid. of Isaac Sweet, wh. seems to have been cast out of the ch. at Salem, 1 July 1639, perhaps for carrying out the opinions of her h.; was pervert. in his faith, as our rulers thot. went to R. I. there at Providence in 1638, was one of the found. of the first Bapt. ch. Mary, his w. was in the same condemn. He liv. later at Warwick, where resid. John Warner, wh. had m. Priscilla, d. of H. prob. his only ch.; was rep. 1650, and more than once. Backus, I. 106. Winthrop I. 293. Benedict, Hist. of Bapt.

HOLLINGSHEAD, RICHARD, Boston 1674, fisherman.

HOLLINGWORTH, RICHARD, Salem, came from London in the Blessing, 1635, aged 40, with w. Susan, 30; s. William, 7; Richard, 4; and ds. Elizabeth 3; and Susan, 2. He was a shipwright, and for a casualty (by wh. one of his workmen was k.), severely fin. for benefit of the wid. and childr. in 1641. He d. 1654. Perhaps he had ch. b. on our side of the water, Joseph, Abigail, and Caleb. One of his ds. m. Robert Starr. RICHARD, Salem, s. of the preced. wh. m. 23 Aug. 1659, Elizabeth eldest ch. of Elder Michael Powell, had Richard, b. 9 Aug. 1661, d. next yr.; Benjamin, 28 June 1663; John, 12 May 1665; Abigail, 1 Mar. 1668; Joseph, 4 Apr. 1670; and Caleb, 22 Dec. 1673; was freem. 1665, and (unless there be confus. with ano. of the same surname), had license to keep an inn, and it was contin. in 1678, to his wid. Elinor, wh. d. 22 Nov. 1689, in 59th yr. His only surv. ch. Mary m. 1 Sept. 1675, Philip English, and was charg. with the baneful offence of witchcraft, and had the happiness of being rem. from Salem gaol, with her h. and imprison. at Boston whence. with approbat. of the best people in town, especial. Rev. Messieurs Willard and Moody, they escap. to New York. 

She, however, d. two yrs. after, in conseq. of her sufferings, aged only 42. Her superior educ. made up for defect of yrs. to justify [[vol. 2, p. 449]] the execrable charge. See 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 65. Between the sec. Richard and the first William arises some confus. In 1669, as Mr. Judd assures me, one Richard H. was of Milford, but no more is told, exc. that the fam. name cont. there 1713. He might seem the same as the Salem man; but how the name was perpet. demands a pause. Mr. Porter informs me, that he d. 1683, leav. w. Abigail, and ch. William, Joseph, and Abigail. WILLIAM, Salem, not br. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 1655, Elinor Story, wh. seems to be mo. of Mary English, not w. of Richard; was a man of large commerc. operations, by w. Elinor had Susanna, b. 4 Mar. 1659; d. abroad, suppos. to be lost at sea, a. 1677. Felt, II. 240. His w. was admor. 1679. WILLIAM, Salem, s. of Richard the first, d. 7 Nov. 1683, aged 53.

HOLLIS, JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 28 Mar. 1664; Thomas, 7 Jan. 1667; Elizabeth 18 Nov. 1669; Mercy, 5 Feb. 1675, and perhaps others. In Dec. of this last yr. he was a soldier. JOHN, Weymouth, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Mary had John, b. 26 Nov. 1691, as I judge is meant by Geneal. Reg. IV. 60, tho. date varies, and the name is spell. Halice. WILLIAM, Salem 1668. He had Elizabeth b. July 1672; and Mary, 11 Dec. 1673.

HOLLISTER, *JOHN, Weymouth, freem. 10 May 1643, was rep. in Mar. 1644, in Mass. and Nov. of the same yr.in Conn. rem. to Wethersfield, where he had been in 1642, when s. John was b. to him, as is said, strange as his resid. seems at that day; was an efficient man in Conn. rep. 1645, and oft. until 1656, but with others engag. in a controversy with the ch. under Rev. John Russell, wh. caused the plant. of Hadley 1659, was lieut. and d. Apr. 1665, by will of 3 Apr. leav. good est. to w. Joanna, d. of the first Richard Treat, five s. John, b. 1642; Thomas; Joseph; Lazarus; Stephen; beside d. Mary, wh. m. John Wells of Stratford; Elizabeth perhaps d. unm.; and Sarah, w. first, 1674, of Rev. Hope Atherton of Hatfield, and next, 1678, or 9, of Timothy Baker of Northampton. Farmer thot. two of the same name were made freem. same day; but I am satisfied, as sev. others, of rarer name, are repeated in that day's work, it was the blunder of the clk. Joseph and Lazarus had no ch. JOHN, Glastonbury, s. of the preced. m. 20 Nov. 1667, Sarah, eldest d. of William Goodrich, had John, b. 9 Aug. 1669; Thomas, 14 Jan. 1672; Joseph, 8 July 1674; Sarah, 25 Oct. 1676; Elizabeth 30 Mar. 1678; David, 20 or 21 Nov. 1681; Ephraim, 15 Mar. 1684; and Charles, 29 July 1686; beside Elizabeth without date. His w. d. a. 1700; and he d. 24 Nov. 1711, when all the ch. exc. Charles were alive. 

STEPHEN, Wethersfield, s. of the first John, by w. Abigail, d. of Matthias Treat, m. 1683, had Jonathan, tho. Goodwin calls the name Jerusha, b. 7 Jan. 1684; Stephen, 12 Nov. 1686, d. at 20 yrs.; Abigail, 16 Aug. 1688; Ann, 16 Mar. 1690; Gershom, 2 Apr. 1692; Samuel, 1694; Eunice, 1696; Gideon, 1698; Daniel, 1700; and Nathaniel, 1702. By a sec. w. Elizabeth wid. of Jonathan Reynolds, he had Stephen, again, 12 Sept. 1709; and d. as a capt. in command, 2 Oct. 1709. THOMAS, Wethersfield, br. of the preced. m. Elizabeth d. of John Lattimore, [[vol. 2, p. 450]] had Thomas, b. 1672; Jonathan; Joseph, 1675; John; Sarah; Mary; Stephen, 20 Sept. 1681; and Abiah or Abigail; d. 8 Nov. 1701.

HOLLOWAY, or HOLWAY, HENRY, Dover 1662. JOHN, Hartford, came to Boston in the Elizabeth from London, 1635, aged 21, was a soldier in the Pequot war, m. 1663, but d. without ch. 18 Oct. 1684. JOSEPH, Lynn 1636, rem.to Sandwich 1637, but prob. came back or left s. JOSEPH, Lynn, wh. had Joseph, and Edward tw. b. 4 Aug. 1673; Mary, 16 Apr. 1675; and Samuel, 2 Nov. 1677; d. 29 Nov. 1693. MALACHI, Taunton 1668. SAMUEL, Taunton, m. 26 Mar. 1666, Jane Brayman, had Hannah, b. 1 Mar. 1667; Samuel, Nathaniel, and John, b. 1667 to 70, was a propr. 1676. His. s. Samuel was of Gallop's comp. in the sad expedit. against Quebec, 1690. THOMAS, Duxbury 1637, a soldier in the Pequot war. TIMOTHY, Taunton 1643-59. WILLIAM, Taunton 1639-43, rem. to Boston a. 1650, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 2 Apr. 1653; and Benjamin, 8 July 1656. His d. Hannah d. 31 Oct. 1653, and I fear great confusion exists with ano. William. See Hallowell.

HOLLY, *JOHN, Stamford 1664, rep. 1670, and for Greenwich 1673. Elizabeth came in the Blessing, 1635, aged 30.

HOLMAN, Or HOMAN, ABRAHAM, Cambridge, s. of William, b. in Northampton, came in the Defence 1635, at the age of 3 mos. with his f. and fam.; adm. 18 Oct. 1661, into the ch. of matchless Mitchell, who spelt the name by the sound, Homan; m. Feb. 1663, Sarah Pitts of Hingham, but prob. had no ch. for in his will of 27 Sept. 1711, none is ment. He had liv. many yrs. at Stow, was freem. 1663, and d. 7 Jan. 1712. ABRAHAM, Concord, s. of the first Jeremiah, in 1726 had w. Susanna. EDWARD, Plymouth, came in the Ann 1623. Of this first comer no more is kn. but that, after partak. of the div. of ld. 1624, and of cattle, 1627, he went home, but came back, 1632, in the Lion, I think, was liv. there in 1643, and in 1652 was one of the purch. of Dartmouth. EDWARD, and GABRIEL, Marblehead 1674. JEREMIAH, Cambridge, s. of William, came with his f. in the Defence 1635, aged 6 yrs. had w. Mary or Mercy, and a sec. w. Susanna, by both had Mehitable, b. 12 Nov. 1667; Jeremiah, 29 Aug. 1670; Abraham, bef. ment.; Abigail, and Deborah, wh. all were liv. in 1710 to div. his est. beside Sarah, wh. d. 21 Dec. 1679; and prob. Isaac, wh. we may judge his first b. wh. d. 12 Apr. 1663. He d. 30 Nov. 1709, and his wid. Susanna d. four days after. 

JEREMIAH, Stow, s. of the preced. had part of the ld. of his uncle Abraham; had Mary and perhaps other ch.; d. 6 May 1739, but his gr.stone says falsely, in his 70th yr. His wid. Abigail d. 6 Nov. 1746, in her 75th yr. || JOHN, Dorchester 1634, but in the Col. Rec. is ment. in 1632, as quot. in Prince, Hale's Ed. 403, selectman 1636, ensign 1637, ar. co. 1638; by w. Ann, wh. d. 1 Dec. 1639, had Margaret, or Mary, whose [[vol. 2, p. 451]] date is not kn. and John, b. 23 Feb. 1638; perhaps a d. Ann, wh. may have been w. of Henry Butler. He m. a sec. w. but her name is not told, had Thomas, 6 Aug. 1641; Abigail, 1642; Samuel; and Patience, bapt. 28 Jan. 1648 or 9. He prob. d. in 1652, for his will of 10 June of that yr. pro. 26 June 1655, is abstr. in Geneal. Reg. V. 242. As might be expect. that will was unsatisfact. to the eldest s. and the Gen. Ct. in 1656 was appeal. to for result. See Col. Rec. IV., pt. I. 262, and final. in Oct. III. 418. His est. was very good. His d. Mary m. 29 May 1662, Samuel Mason of Boston. A John H. perhaps s. of the preced. was of Casco 1675, or earlier, in that part now Cape Elizabeth; and in the Catal. of H. C. 1700, is a John H. wh. d. 1759, but we kn. not his descent. 

SAMUEL, Boston, s. of the preced. was a barber surgeon 1671, and press. with his instrum. and a med. student, his serv. into the service for Philip's war, 1676, as he complains, and press. a sec. time; he says in his petition, that he is required to watch, and work on fortificat. He may be the freem. 1690, of Charlestown, call. Homan. SOLOMON, Newbury 1694, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 24 Feb. 1695; Solomon, 25 Nov. 1697; Edward, 26 Jan. 1700; and Elizabeth 24 Oct. 1701; but we have no clue to his origin from Mr. Coffin. THOMAS, Milton, s. of John, m. 19 Feb. 1664, Abigail, prob. d. of John Rigby of Dorchester, freem. 1678. A Thomas H. of Rehoboth had m. Hannah, d. of Ralph Turner of Cape Elizabeth, was a shoemaker, and with his w. liv. in 1729. WILLIAM, Cambridge, came in the Defence 1635, aged 40, with w. Winifred, 35; and ch. Hannah, 8; Jeremy, 6, bef. ment.; Mary, 4; Sarah, 2; and Abraham, 3 mos.; at C. had Seeth, and Elizabeth b. 19 May 1644. He was from Northampton, EnD. propr. of a lot, of wh. the Botanic garden is now part, and d. 8 Jan. 1653. His w. or wid. was slandered as a witch, but permit. to die as a Christian, 15 Oct. 1671. Sarah H. wh. d. 7 May 1672, was, perhaps, a gr.ch. The two elder ds. I suppose, d. unm. at least we kn. that Mary did, and her brs. Jeremiah and Abraham admin. her est. 18 Dec. 1673. Sarah m. 9 Apr. 1657, Samuel Parker of Dedham; and Seeth m. 16 Jan. 1662, Thomas Ross; and Elizabeth prob. d. young. But she had liv. with Benanuel Bowers, the Quaker, and her mo. brot. suit at law to recover the ch. tho. the witchcraft prosecut. may not have aris. for her action.

HOLMES, or HOMES, ABRAHAM, Rochester, s. of sec. William, d. 1722; by w. Elizabeth d. of Rev. Samuel Arnold of Duxbury, had s. Experience, wh. d. 1715, in 34th yr. leav. s. Experience, f. of late Hon. Abraham, b. 1754. His eldest ch. Elizabeth if Deane is right, was b. 1666; and he had, by same auth. sec. w. 1695, Abigail Nichols of Hingham. But other ch. by former w. were Isaac, Bathsheba, wh. m. 21 Jan. 1691, Samuel Daggett, as his sec. w. and Rose, wh. m. 22 Mar. 1699, Thomas Blanchard of Andover. DAVID, Dorchester, d. 1666, by his will, pro. 15 Nov. of that yr. provides for w. Jane, s. David, two younger s. not nam. and d. Margaret. 

GEORGE, Roxbury, freem. 22 May 1639, had Nathaniel, b. 1 Feb. 1640; Deborah, 31 Jan. 1642, d. in few days; Sarah, bapt. 7 Jan. 1644; Deborah, again, bapt. 9 Nov. 1645, d. Sept. [[vol. 2, p. 452]] foll. He d. of fever, 2 Feb. 1646. tho. Farmer, obeying the town rec. says 18 Dec. 1645. He may have had older ch. or childr. certain. Joseph, to wh. doub. portion was by the will giv. on condit. that he be "accept. among the saints." ISAAC, Marshfield, br. of Abraham, m. Apr. 1678, Ann Rowe, wh. was d. of John, but nothing more is kn. of him. 

ISRAEL, Scituate, br. of Abraham, was lost by wreck entering the harbor of Plymouth, 24 Feb. 1685. Deane does not say, that he had fam. yet m. Desire, wid. of William Sherman, jr. d. of Edward Dotey, wh. next m. Alexander Standish, and outliv. him. Miss Thomas tells us, that she bore five ch. to Sherman, two, Israel, and John, to Holmes, and three to Standish. JOHN, Plymouth 1632, of wh. we would be glad to learn more than that he was messeng. of their Gen. Court and cont. there 1643. Sarah, perhaps his d. d. there 18 Aug. 1650. JOHN, Duxbury, was at H. C. in 1658, says Farmer, but why he had not degr. we kn. not; yet possib. he was mature in his studies, and as Partridge, his predecess. d. early in that yr. he may have been desired to fill the place. We kn. not his f. tho. some call him eldest s. of William, and I do not concur with Deane, wh. thinks he may have been s. of the first John; but he m. 11 Dec. 1661, Mary, d. of John Wood or Atwood of Plymouth, wh. bec. third w. of sec. William Bradford. He had not any ch. of that union ment. by Winsor; but he says, he d. 24 Dec. 1675. JOHN, Portsmouth, m. a d. of Thomas Walford. 

JOHN, Dorchester, s. prob. of George, by w. Sarah, wh. was a mem. of the ch. of Roxbury, had George, bapt. there 10 July 1670. JOHN, Cambridge, s. of Robert, m. 13 Sept. 1664, Hannah, d. of Samuel Thatcher of Watertown, wh. d. 24 May 1670, had John, bapt. 9 June 1667; and Hannah, three wks. after, as the mo. was rec. into Mitchell's ch. on 31 May of that yr.; was at Salem 1673. JOHN, Salem, m. 21 Apr. 1672, Sarah Hone, unless the surname be wrong (as I suspect) in Essex Inst. II. 152. She was a wid. and they had Joseph, b. 14 Feb. 1673; Benjamin, 6 Oct. 1674; Sarah, 23 Feb. 1677; Elizabeth 21 July 1679; and Jane, 1 June 1683. JOHN, Northampton, had John, b. 1678; rem. to Deerfield, there d. 1692. JOHN, Duxbury, m. 20 Nov. 1661, Patience, sis. of Elder Faunce, had John, b. 22 Mar. 1663; Richard; Patience; Mehitable; Sarah; George; Nathaniel; Ebenezer; Thomas; Joseph; and Desire; and he d. 1697. Winsor says the last nam. m. bef. 1695, John Churchill. JOHN, Newport, perhaps s. of Obadiah, m. 1 Dec. 1671, Frances, eldest d. of Randall Holden, may have been freem. 1655. JOHN, New Hampsh 1689, pray. for jurisdict. of Mass. JOHN, Roxbury, m. 9 Apr. 1690, Hannah, d. of Isaac Newell. 

JOHN, Haddam, s. of Thomas of New London, prob. the only ch. furnish. the curious story from his f.'s dying mouth, of his leav. Eng. JOSEPH, Roxbury 1651, m. Elizabeth d. of Capt. Roger Clap, rem. to Boston, had Joseph, b. 6 Nov. 1661; Elizabeth 25 Dec. 1662; and Nathaniel, bapt. 10 July 1664. Perhaps he was s. of George, and freem. 1690. JOSEPH, Boston, tailor, 1677. JOSHUA, Westerly, by w. Abigail had Joshua, b. 20 Aug. 1678; [[vol. 2, p. 453]] Mary, wh. m. Isaac Thompson; and ano. s. whose name is not seen; and d. 14 Apr. 1694. JOSHUA, Westerly, s. of the preced. m. 21 Nov. 1698, Fear Sturges, had Joshua, b. 14 Aug. 1700; John, 10 June 1702; Abigail, 28 Feb. 1704; Temperance, 29 Jan. 1707; Thankful, 12 Nov. 1708; Thomas, 1 Jan. 1711; Mary, 19 Mar. 1713; Bethia, 29 July 1715; and Marvin, a d. 17 Nov. 1717; and he d. 23 Nov. 1729. His wid. d. 22 June 1753. 

JOSIAH, Duxbury, m. 20 Mar. 1666, Hannah, d. of Henry Sampson, wh. was one of the first comers, had Hannah, b. 11 Oct. 1667; ano. d. to wh. Winsor gives an impossib. name, 4 Aug. 1669; Josiah, 13 Aug. 1672; Mary, 5 Nov. 1674; John, 28 May 1678; and William, 18 Jan. 1680. *NATHANIEL, Roxbury, s. of George, m. 27 Mar. 1667, Patience, youngest d. of Clement Topliff, had Nathaniel, b. 15 Mar. 1668, bapt. with br. Ebenezer, 30 Oct. 1670; Charity, bapt. 2 Mar. 1673; and Ichabod, 22 Nov. 1674; and the town rec. adds, Obedience, b. 27 Jan. 1681, prob. d. soon; Obedience, 26 Jan. 1682; Patience, 29 Oct. 1683; Thankful, 2 Dec. 1685; and Jehoshaphat, Nov. 1690; was rep. 1689; and d. 12 Feb. 1713. His w. had d. 11 Mar. 1697; and his s. Nathaniel, gunner at the castle 1687, was k. by the burst. of a gun, 12 June 1699. His will of 4 Mar. 1702, adds to the seven bef. ment. ch. as then liv. two more, Mehitable, and Sarah. 

NATHANIEL, Plymouth, m. 29 Dec. 1667, Mercy, sis. of Elder Faunce, says Winsor. OBADIAH, Salem 1639, was from Preston in Lancash. had prob. w. Catharine, ch. bapt. there Martha, 3 May 1640; Samuel, 20 Mar. 1642; and Obadiah, 9 June 1644; was pervert. in faith and excom. therefor, with John Clark and John Crandall, sentenc. to heavy fine or whip. went to Rehoboth, thence soon to Newport, had five more ch. was a preacher from 1652, d. 15 Oct. 1682, in his 76th yr. He had a part in sett. New Jersey 1664. Of his descend. in 1790, the estimate was 5,000. OBADIAH, his s. was, it is said, a min. and judge in N. J. and had a s. in Newport aged 95 in 1770; and his s. John was in honor at Philadelphia. See Benedict, 371; and Clark's Ill News from N. E. RICHARD, Rowley 1643, was b. 1610, but in 1692 his age was call. 88. 

RICHARD, Norwalk 1654, had two ch. liv. in 1672, and was there in 1694. ROBERT, Cambridge 1636, freem. 2 June 1641, by w. Jane, wh. d. 28 Oct. 1653, had Dorcas, b. Aug. 1638, d. 1642; John, June 1639, if we believe the rec. wh. is not easy to do; Elizabeth 2 Mar. 1645; Mehitable, 16 Apr. 1645, bur. 14 Aug. foll.; Sarah, 13 Nov. 1646; Ephraim, 8 Sept. 1647, bur. 8 May 1648; Samuel, 3 Apr. d. 18 June 1653; Sarah, again, d. 7 Nov. 1654; John; Joseph; and Elizabeth These last three are provid. for in his will of 18 May 1663, pro. 16 June foll. ROBERT, Newbury, m. 26 Feb. 1669, Esther, d. of Anthony Morse, had Robert, b. 3 Nov. 1670; and Esther, 22 Feb. 1673. He d. 18 Sept. [[vol. 2, p. 454]] foll. 

ROBERT, Stonington 1670. SAMUEL, Rehoboth, had Samuel, wh. was bur. 13 Sept. 1674; Samuel, again, b. 6 Sept. 1675, may have rem. to Duxbury, or perhaps the Duxbury man may have been his s. wh. had there Consider, b. 1702, and he of Marshfield, d. 1690. THOMAS, Hingham, perhaps, at least one of that name, came, 1637, as serv. to William Ludkin, wh. was of the city of Norwich, and sa down here in H. THOMAS, New London, b. at London, came in 1665, by w. Lucretia or Lucia, d. of Thomas Dudley of New York, had John, b. 11 Mar. 1686. By Geneal. Reg. X. 242, is giv. a very curious story by this s. tak. on the bed, where the f. was dying at gr. age, tho. no doubt below 98 yrs. when he d. 12 Dec. 1724, his w. hav. d. a. 1688. WILLIAM, Plymouth 1632, was sent next yr. with armed force to reestablish tradinghouse above Hartford against the Dutch; serv. in the Pequot war, was a lieut. in Scituate; went home, and got employ. in the civil war, or great rebellion, as the other side call. it, came back, and d. at Boston 12 Nov. 1649; prob. without w. or ch.; was call. major, and in his will gives est. in Antigua, and his farm at Scituate, to ds. of his br. Thomas at London, "if they come to N.E." They were to poor to come, as despons. in June 1654 show; yet possib. that Thomas Home, wh. arr. at Boston from London in the Speedwell, July 1656, aged 11, may have been a relat. The major's will ment. "arrears due to him for being a soldier and commander in the army and service of the king and parliam." as if this town of Boston were as good a place to expect such arrears as London. Winthrop I. 92, 113. Usually Oliver took better care of his old soldiers, especially if they had the merit of being hard heads as well as roundheads. 

WILLIAM, Scituate 1646, or earlier, freem. of the col. 1658, had Abraham, b. 1641; Israel, 1642; Isaac, 1644; Sarah, 1646; rebecca, 1648; Josiah, 1650; Mary 1655; and Elizabeth, 1661; and perhaps John, first b. in Eng.; rem. that yr. to Marshfield, and d. 9 Nov. 1678, by rep. of gr.stone, or by ano. 1690, aged 86; his wid. Elizabeth d. at the same age, 1693 or 1697, Miss Thomas says. I found it useless to distinguish the persons without l in the name. Five of this spell. had, in 1834, been gr. at H. C. and fifteen at the other N. E. coll.

HOLMSTEAD. See Olmstead.

HOLSEY. See Halsall.

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