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

Volume #2
Holt - Hopewell

By James Savage

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HOLT, ELEAZER, New Haven, s. of the first William, m. 5 Nov. 1674, Tabitha, d. of John Thomas, had William, b. 25 Sept. 1675, d. soon; Thomas, 4 Nov. 1676; Sarah, 2 Apr. 1679; Susanna, 21 Oct. 1681; Tabitha, 30 Jan. 1684; Abigail, 17 Nov. 1686; Elizabeth bapt. 1690; and Lydia, b. 5 Nov. 1693. HENRY, Andover, s. of Nicholas, m. 24 Feb. 1670, Sarah, d. of William Ballard. JAMES, Andover, br. of the preced. m. 12 Oct. 1675, Hannah Allen, had James, sh. d. 13 Dec. 1690, and he d. the next day, both of smallpox. His wid. d. 30 Sept. 1698. JOHN, New Haven, eldest s. of William, mariner, m. Jan. 1674, Elizabeth d. of John Thomas, had Elizabeth b. 23 or 28 Sept. 1674; John, 23 Mar. 1679; Joseph, 22 June 1680; and Daniel, 30 Mar. 1689. JOSEPH, Haverhill 1690. JOSEPH, Wallingford, s. of William, had Joseph, b. a. 1685; Daniel, 1687; Benjamin, 1690; Mary, 1694; and Elizabeth 1696; but I see not the name of his w. and depend for date of his d. 1698, on conject. 

NATHANIEL, New London 1673, sec. s. of William, m. 5 Apr. 1680, Rebecca, d. of Thomas Beebe, [[vol. 2, p. 455]] had William, b. 15 July 1681; and Nathaniel, 18 July 1682. Descend. are num. NICHOLAS, Newbury, a tanner from Romsey in Hants, came in the James 1635, from Southampton, perhaps with w. arr. at Boston, 3 June, freem. 17 May 1637, had Elizabeth b. 30 Mar. 1636; Mary, 6 Oct. 1638; and Samuel, 6 Oct. 1641; rem. to Andover, where he was one of the found. of the ch. 1645; there had Henry; Nicholas; James; and John, wh. m. 3 July 1685, Sarah Geary, and d. 10 Mar. 1687; beside Priscilla wh. d. young, 16 Oct. 1653; he d. 30 Jan. 1685, aged 104 yrs. says the rec. but Coffin, with more prob. says 83. His first w. d. a. 1654, and he m. 12 June 1658, Hannah, wid of Daniel Rolfe, d. of Humphrey Bradstreet, wh. d. 20 June 1665; and he m. 21 May 1666, wid. Preston. His d. Elizabeth m. 26 Oct. 1658, Ralph Farnum; and Mary m. 5 July 1657, Thomas Johnson. NICHOLAS, Andover, s. of the preced. m. 8 Jan. 1680, Mary Russell. 

SAMUEL, Andover, freem. 1691, was s. of Nicholas. WILLIAM, New Haven 1643, by w. Sarah had John, b. 1645; Nathaniel, 1647; Mercy, 1649; Eleazer, 5 Apr. 1651; Thomas, 3 or 31 July 1653, d. soon.; Joseph, 2 Apr. 1655; the last three bapt. in right of their mo. July 1656; Benjamin, 6 Jan. or Mar. 1657, wh. d. 1690, unm. His wid. m. William Peck; Mercy m. 9 Nov. 1680, Abraham Doolittle of Wallingford, whither her f. rem. and there d. 1683. John and Eleazer were proprs. at New Haven in 1685; and Thomas d. 1676.

HOLTON, or HOLTEN, JAMES, Salem 1692, with w. Ruth, speak of John Proctor and his w. charg. with witchcr.as being good Xtians. JOHN, Dedham, m. 1 Mar. 1667, Abigail, d. of the first Daniel Fisher, was freem. 1671. JOHN, Northampton, s. of William, d. 14 Apr. 1712, leav. William, b. 1678; Thomas, 1681; Joshua; Eliezur; and d. Abigail Lyman. His d. Mary d. 15 July 1668. Three of the s. rem. to Northfield. JOHN, Salem 1692; JOSEPH, Danvers, by w. Sarah had Benjamin, b. 4 Feb. 1658, and JOSEPH, jr. of the same and his f. were adm. freem. 1690. The elder, I suppose, m. Sarah, d. of Richard Ingersoll, wid. of William Haynes, and had Joseph, James, John, Elizabeth and Sarah, but no dates are seen. The younger I presume to be s. of the preced. who was of Gardner's comp. wound. in the gr. swamp fight, 19 Dec. 1675. NATHANIEL, Salem 1668, had w. Mary, and s. Nathaniel. He and his w. show. good courage in giv. good charact. with others of their neighb. to John Procter and his w. wh. the Ct. wish. to hang as witches. RALPH, Lancaster, freem. 1668, is designed for HOUGHTON. RICHARD, Salem 1672. 

ROBERT, Boston 1633, a slater, freem. 14 May 1634, by w. Ann had James, bapt. 5 Oct. 1634; and Jabez, 2 Apr. 1637, perhaps posthum. for early in 1638, the wid. had bec. w. of Richard Walker. SAMUEL, Northampton 1668, s. prob. of William, m. Mary, wid. of John Rossiter, d. of Jonathan Gilbert. *WILLIAM, Hartford, an orig. propr. but we are ign. from wh. of the Mass. towns he had rem. came in the Francis, from Ipswich 1634, aged 23, had John; Samuel, bapt. 1 Nov. 1646; William; Mary; Sarah; Ruth; Rachel; and Thomas, an b. prob. bef. 1655, when he rem. to Northampton, tho. we have no dates for any; was the first deac. at N. ord. 13 May 1663, rep. 1664, 7, 9-71, once for neighb. town of Hadley, and d. 12 Aug. 1691. Of the ch. John d. 16 Apr. 1689; Samuel, freem. 1690, d. 1730, without ch. Thomas was k. by the Ind. 14 Mar. [[vol. 2, p. 456]] 1676; Mary m. 18 Nov. 1655, David Burt; Sarah m. 18 Nov. 1656, John King; and those two were the first weddings in the town; Ruth m. 1663, Joseph Baker, wh. was k. by the Ind. and next, m. in 1678, Thomas Lyman; and Rachel m. 1671, Thomas Strong. 

WILLIAM, Northampton, s. of the preced. m. 1676, Sarah d. of Samuel Marshfield of Springfield, had Mary, b. 1678; was freem. 1684, rem. to Lebanon, thence to Hartford, where he and his w. d. 1711. His only ch. m. Ebenezer Strong, jr. Often the spell. is Houlton.

HOLYOKE, sometimes HOLLIOCKE, *EDWARD, Lynn 1636, or 7, was from Tamworth, Co. Stafford, on the edge of Warwicksh. and with prefix of respect adm. freem. 14 Mar. 1639, liv. most of his days in that pt. of Boston call. Rumney Marsh, since Chelsea, but chos. perhaps rep. for sev. towns betw. the time when he was serv. for Lynn 1639-48 and his d. as for Springfield 1650 and after, being so honored at his d. This, I suppose, with the fact of his owning est. there led to the opinion, that he had rem. thither wh. is prob. an error. He d. 4 May 1660, leav. only s. Elizur, and ds. Elizabeth wh. m. George Keysar; Ann, wh. m. 17 Oct. 1643, lieut. Thomas Putnam; Mary, wh. m. 10 Feb. 1647, John Tuttle of Boston; Susanna, wh. m. 12 Sept. 1656, Michael Martin; and Sarah, wh. m. John Andrews. His w. was Prudence, d. of Rev. John Stockton of Kinholt, m. 18 June 1612, by wh. bef. he came hither, he had, also, Edward, wh. d. 30 Dec. 1631, in 13th yr. and John, wh. also d. in Eng. 5 Mar. 1635. His will may be read in Geneal. Reg. IX. 345. It is curious in detail; but distorts the good name Putnam of one of the s.-in-law, into an impossible Prenam. In the will of Richard, f. of Ann Hathaway, w. of the immort. Shakespeare, made 1 Sept. 1581 at Stratford, he names Edward Hollyocke, as to him was due 20 shillings for wood; but tho. Warwicksh. and Staffordsh. adj. it must be large 30 ms. from Stratford to Tamworth, so that, if Edward were f. of our Edward, he had earlier, without doubt, liv. nearer London. 

*ELIZUR, Springfield, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. prob. came with his f. freem. 13 Apr. 1648, m. 20 Nov. 1640, Mary, d. of William Pynchon, had John, b. 27 Aug. 1641, d. soon; John, again, 5 Aug. 1642, H. C. 1662, d. a bach. at S.; Hannah, 9 June 1644, wh. m. Samuel Talcott of Wethersfield; Samuel, 9 June 1647; Edward, 8 Aug. 1649; Elizur, 3 Oct. 1651; and Mary, 14 Nov. 1656; was capt. rep. 1656, 67, 70, 3-5, and d. 6 Feb. 1676. His w. d. 25 Oct. 1657, and he soon m. Editha, wid. of John Maynard, as bef. of Robert Day, wh. brot. him no ch. but surv. him, as did all those ch. of the first w. exc. the first b. Mary d. unm. at S. 1713, when the name ceased there. Samuel was a capt. in the hard fight, 19 May 1676, at the Falls, and after Turner was k. had command, d. 31 Oct. 1676, giv. his prop. chiefly to brs. and sis. Edward was infirm, prob. never m. d. 16 June 1708. *ELIZUR, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 2 Jan. 1678, Mary, d. of sec. Jacob Eliot, was rep. 1704-7, d. 11 Aug. 1711, and his wid. d. 2 Feb. 1721, aged 66. He was f. of Rev. Edward of Marblehead, b. 26 June 1689, H. C. 1705, the admir. presid. of the coll. near 32 yrs. wh. was f. of Edward Augustus, the respect. physician of Salem, b. 1 Aug. 1728, H. C. 1746, and d. 31 Mar. 1829, aged 100 yrs. 7 mos. 19 days, [[vol. 2, p. 457]] filling a longer period from grad. than any other of the sons of the Inst. tho. two have recently reached greater age. *JOHN, Springfield, br. of the preced. freem. 1677, rep. 1691, was Clk. of the Court, d. 6 Feb. 1712, giv. his est. to two sis. and id. and ch. of his br. Elizur. Seven of this fam. had, in 1817, been gr. at Harv.

HOMAN, JOHN, Salem 1668, m. 23 Dec. 1669, Esther Crason, had a d. 18 Feb. preced.; John, 22 Apr. 1670; Mordecai, 3 Aug. 1673; as giv. in Essex Inst. II. 152.

HOME, THOMAS, a youth of 11 yrs. brot. in the Speedwell from London 1656.

HOMER, JOHN, Boston, s. prob. of Michael of the same, m. 13 July 1693, Margery or Mary Stevens, had John, b. 8 Aug. 1694; Mary, 1696; Benjamin, 8 May 1698; William, 29 June 1701; Michael, 26 Sept. 1703; Robert, 29 Mar. 1706; Thomas, 1707; and Mary, again, 1708. His deriv. from Edward of Ettingshall, in the parish of Bilston, Co. Stafford, as giv. in Geneal. Reg. X. 291, is by Mr. Somerby thot. not trustworthy. Admin. I judge, of this John, was giv. to his wid. Mary, 19 Dec. 1738. MICHAEL, Boston, in a petition, 1676, for release of a serv. from impress. for the war, says he had had one serv. k. Prob. by first w. he was f. of John; but he took 13 July 1693, Mary Burrows, prob. as sec. w.

HOMES, ROBERT, a soldier in Lothrop's comp. k. by the Ind. at Bloody brook, 18 Sept. 1675.

HOMWOOD, WILLIAM, Cambridge, by W. Winifred had Elizabeth b. 19 May 1644. This name means Holman. See that.

HONET, EDWARD, Huntington, L. I. 1664.

HOOD, JOHN, Lynn 1650, Kittery 1652, says Farmer; yet of him I can learn no more, but that he was a weaver, had w. Elizabeth was in Eng. 1653; exc. that Mary Truesdale, wid. of Richard, in her will of 1672, speaks of "br. John Hood's two ch." JOHN, Lynn, s. of Richard, by w. Sarah had Barbara, b. 1694; Huldah, 1697; Benjamin, 1700; and Lydia. RICHARD, Lynn 1650, came from Lynn Regis Co. Norf'k. had Richard, b. 18 Nov. 1655; Sarah, 2 Aug. 1657; Rebecca, 7 Feb. 1663; John, 7 May 1664; Hannah, 21 Oct. 1665; Samuel, 12 May 1667; Ann, 13 Feb. 1673; Joseph, 8 July 1674; and Benjamin, 3 Jan. 1678; freem. 1691, and d. 12 Sept. 1695. Sarah m. 25 Oct. 1675, William Basset; and Rebecca m. 9 Dec. 1681, Hugh Alley.

HOOKE, α FRANCIS, Kittery, s. of Humphrey, an alderman of the city of Bristol, m. 20 Sept. 1660, at Boston, Mary, wid. of John Palsgrave, d. of Samuel Maverick of Noddle's isl.; was a magistr. 1666, a capt. treasur. of the Province of Maine, under Presid. Danforth, acting for Mass. 1680, of the counc. 1681, and after the new chart. of William and Mary, at the first elect. 1693, chos. into the counc. in place of one of Mather's creation. Judge Sewall marks his d. 10 Jan. 1695, "much [[vol. 2, p. 458]] lament." JOHN, Plymouth, came in the Mayflower 1620, serv. to Isaac Allerton, and d. shortly after arr. 

WILLIAM, Taunton, b. in Co. Hants, s. of a gent. as the register at Oxford Univ. express. it, on his matric. 19 May 1620, of Trinity Coll. where he was adm. the same yr. 28 June to his A. B. and 26 May 1623, tho. Wood's Fasti says 7 July, to his A. M. We kn. not when he first had employm. in Eng. for Mather has not given him a whole line; but he says he was min. at Exmouth, Devonsh. bef. he came hither, the exact date of wh. is also not mark. by any writer, tho. we are sure he was here 1639, as in the town rec. his ld. is then made a boundary, rem. a. 1644 to New Haven, there had Elizabeth bapt. 14 Dec. 1645; and Mary, 5 Sept. 1647; was in high esteem until he went home in 1656; held in great favor with Oliver, the Protector (wh. made him a domestic chaplain), of the character of wh. a valua. letter to Gov. Winthrop by Hooke gives amusing insight, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 181. He was also reward. by being made one of the preach. at the Savoy in London, and had easy associat. with the great Protector, for his w. was sis. of Whalley, the regicide, wh. had m. a relat. of Oliver. He d. 21 Mar. 1667, says Trumbull; but Calamy makes it ten yrs. later. 

*WILLIAM, York 1633, br. of Francis, rem. to Salisbury, freem. 12 Oct. 1640, call. by Winthrop II. 125, a godly gent. rep. 1643, and 7; by w. Eleanor had Jacob, b. there 15 Sept. 1640; d. 1654, leav. wid. Eleanor, wh. had been wid. of capt. Walter Norton, and s. Josiah, wh. d. at S. 1683. WILLIAM, Salisbury, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had Ellen, b. 20 Feb. 1674; Humphrey, 28 Jan. 1676; Jacob, 7 Jan. 1678; Martha, 17 June 1681; and Josiah, 26 Aug. 1683; was freem. 1690 with prefix of respect. One WILLIAM was of New Haven 1647, a shoemaker, call. jr. to disting. him, I suppose, from the min. but perhaps he was not s. or any relat.

HOOKER, DANIEL, Wethersfield, youngest s. of Rev. Samuel, was a physician, had been the earliest tutor at Yale, m. 1706, Sarah Standley, as may seem prob. and d. 1742. JAMES, Guilford, br. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of sec. William Leete, and d. a. 1740. JOHN, Hartford, br. of the preced. m. 1687, it is said, Abigail Standley, had nine ch. of wh. I find names only of Hezekiah, bapt. 21 Oct. 1688; Abigail, 31 May 1691; John, 19 Nov. 1693, d. soon; John, again, 10 Mar. 1695. He was a man of distinct. gr.f. of Rev. John of Northampton, and d. 21 Feb. 1646. NATHANIEL, Hartford, br. of the preced. m. 1698, Mary, d. of Nathaniel Standley, perhaps niece of her sis.-in-law Abigail, and he d. 1711. 

NICHOLAS, Charlestown 1678, had w. Mary, wh. d. 4 Oct. of that yr. SAMUEL, Farmington, s. of famous Thomas, perhaps b. in Cambridge ord. 1661, as success. of his br.-in-law Rev. Roger Newton, m. at Plymouth, 22 Sept. 1658, Mary, eldest d. of capt. Thomas Willet of [[vol. 2, p. 459]] Swanzey, d. 6 Nov. 1697, prob. in 64th yr. He left wid. Mary, wh. m. 10 Aug. 1703, Rev. Thomas Buckingham of Saybrook. His ch. were Thomas, b. 10 June 1659; Samuel, 29 May 1661; William, 11 May 1663; John, 20 Feb. 1665; James, 27 Oct. 1666; Roger, 14 Sept. 1668, d. in 30th yr. unm.; Nathaniel, 28 Sept. 1671; Mary, 3 July 1673, wh. in 1698 bec. third w. of Rev. James Pierpont of New Haven; Hezekiah, 7 Nov. 1675, d. at 11 yrs.; Daniel, 25 Mar. 1679, H. C. 1700; and Sarah, 5, bapt. 8 May 1681, wh. m. Rev. Stephen Buckingham of Norwalk. 

SAMUEL, Hartford, s. of the preced. m. 1687, Mehitable, d. of Giles Hamlin, had Giles, bapt. 12 Oct. 1690; Thomas, 5 Feb. 1693; William, 24 Feb. 1695; ano. s. and two ds. of wh. Esther, 30 Nov. 1702, was one; and d. 1739. THOMAS, Cambridge, b. at Markfield, near Leicester, Co. Leicester, a. 1586, as in Mather is told; but the register of that parish for a few yrs. bef. and after is totally defic. It may, also, be doubted, for the fam. name does not appear at all in the reg. and perhaps ano. parish in that Co. may have been his birthplace. He was bred at Emanuel Coll. Cambr. where he took his deg. 1608, and 11, and was chos. one of the Fellows, first exercised his faculties as a lecturer, when 40 yrs. old, at Chelmsford, in Essex; but after four yrs. his unflinch. aversion to some cerem. compell. him to withdraw from the pulpit, and he opened a sch. at Little Baddow, a. 5 miles from C. where famous John Eliot was his assist.; but being still troubled for his puritanism, he went within two yrs. over to Holland, served in the gospel two yrs. at Delft, and went thence to assist William Ames at Rotterdam, thinking however to come over to us. One of our earliest sett. George Alcock had m. his sis. and of course he felt the attraction. Privately he got passage in the Griffin, with Rev. Samuel Stone, and our great John Cotton, arr. at Boston 3 Sept. 1633, next mo. sett. at Cambridge, freem. 14 May 1634, and in June 1636 went to Hartford with a majority of parishioners, d. 7 July 1647, in his 61st yr. tho. in the verses, wh. Mather at the end of his Life, III. 68, transcribes from Elijah Corlet, the glorious sch.-master, he is made 75, a preposterous exagger. that must have delighted the author of the Magn. Stranger confus. of time is seen in an article of Geneal. Reg. VI. 281, making Eliot, the apostle, follow H. to our wilderness, when he preced. him by near two yrs. Much excellent matter is distrust. in such carelessn. His wid. Susanna was not, I suppose, mo. of the elder ch. as of Joanna, w. of Rev. Thomas Shepherd of Cambridge, wh. d. above a yr. bef. her f. and of Mary, w. of Rev. Roger Newton of Farmington. Other ch. were John, Samuel, H. C. 1653, Sarah, all under age in 1647, as by his will, made the day of his death, at great length, appears. Sarah m. Rev. John Wilson of Medfield. The valuat. of his est. was large; of his library, honorable. Both will and inv. are print. in Trumbull, Coll. Rec. I. 498-502. 

A clause of the testam. tho. it did [[vol. 2, p. 460]] not forbid his eldest s. from seek. and tak. a wife in Eng. did forbid from m. and "tarrying there." John not only did m. and live in Eng. but worse than that, in the opinion of his f's friends, bec. a parish priest, after the Restorat. at Marsworth, Co. Bucks, a short distance from Aylesbury. THOMAS, Hartford, eldest s. of Rev. Samuel, and gr.s. of the preced. a physician, m. 1686, Mary, wid. of Richard Lord, d. of Henry Smith, then said to be the richest match in N. E. had no issue. She was 16 or 17 yrs. older than he was, d. 17 May 1702; and he d. early in 1720. WILLIAM, Farmington, s. of Rev. Samuel, had only ch. Susanna. Twenty-two of this name, near all of wh. descend from Thomas (call. by Mather the light of the Western chhs.), had, in 1828, been gr. st the N. E. coll. of wh. only two were at Harv.

HOOLE, THOMAS Boston, freem. 1665, is wholly unkn. to me.

HOOPER, George, Boston 1674, mariner, was drown. at Salem in that yr. HENRY, Marblehead, s. of Robert the first, m. 15 Mar. 1692, Mary Norman, perhaps d. of the sec. Richard, had Robert, wh. was a deac. and f. of William, H. C. 1760; and also of Joseph, H. C. 1763. JOHN, Marblehead 1674, possib. was br. of George. JOHN, Marblehead, m. 27 Jan. 1691, Mary Litchfield, at Boston. RICHARD, Hampton, rem. to Watertown bef. 1684, was a physician and surgeon, by w. Elizabeth had Hannah, b. 1683, d. young (says Bond, 302, by mistake, for on p. 785 he shows, that Mr. Foxcroft, in 1702, was appoint. guardian for her and Henry); and Henry, 25 May 1685; and d. 8 Dec. 1690. His wid. Elizabeth had admin. next July, and in 1693 was licens. as innhold. RICHARD, Watertown, s. of the preced. as Bond thot. by w. Remember had Henry, b. 28 Aug. 1717; Richard, 7 Dec. 1718; Elizabeth Jan. 1720, d. soon; Elizabeth again, June 1721, d. next mo. and Elizabeth again, 2 June 1722. ROBERT, Marblehead, b. a. 1607, prob. was br. of John, bot. dwel.-ho. 1663, and ld. in 1665, sold in 1681 his ho. in conjunct. with w. Elizabeth By her had Robert and Henry, and was progenit. of a race of enterpris. and most valua. men, of wh. one, Robert (s. of Greenfield, s. of Robert the sec.) near a hundred yrs. ago, had usually the title, King HOOPER. ROBERT, Marblehead, s. of the preced. m. 4 Dec. 1684, Ann Greenfield, had Greenfield, perhaps more. SAMUEL, Marblehead, m. at Boston, 16 Feb. 1694, Mary White. WILLIAM, Reading, came in the James from London 1635, aged 18, freem. 1648, had Mary, b. 24 Mar. 1646, prob. for the last fig. is uncert. as also, is that name of a s. b. 4 Oct. 1648, wh. d. Sept. 1649; Ruth, 15 Apr. 1653; Rebecca, 26 Oct. 1656; William, 3 Nov. 1658; Hannah, 31 Mar. 1662; Elizabeth 23 Aug. 1665; Thomas, 2 Apr. 1668; and John, 5 July 1670; was, perhaps, of Salem in 1668, then bot. a tenement of David Thomas. He d. 5 Dec. 1678. WILLIAM, Reading, s. prob. of the preced. d. 1692. Twelve of this name had, in 1830, been gr. at Harv.

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HOPEWELL, THOMAS, Fairfield 1670, had Sarah, b. at Windsor, 31 July 1658; and he d. 17 Aug. 1683.

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