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

Volume #3
Lear - Leister

 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.

LEAR, or LEARE, JOHN, Salem 1658. TOBIAS, Portsmouth 1665, m. Elizabeth d. prob. eldest, of Henry Sherburne, and d. a. 1681, leav. Tobias, wh. may have been of Newcastle 1727; Elizabeth and ano. d. A Mrs. L. d. at Portsmouth 1775, in 105th yr. Tobias, H. C. 1783, priv. Secr. of Washington, d. Oct. 1816.

LEARNED, LARNED, or LARNET, sometimes LARNIT, and LERNET, BENONI, Chelmsford, s. of Isaac the first, m. at Sherborn, 10 June 1680, Mary, d. of Thomas Fanning of Watertown, had Thomas, b. 11 Feb. 1682, Benjamin, 15 Aug. 1685 or 6; Mary, 10 Oct. 1688; and the mo. d. four days aft, By sec. w. Sarah More he had Hannah, 10 Sept. 1690; Sarah, 31 May 1692; Elizabeth 28 Apr. 1694; John, 2 May 1696; Tabitha, 19 Mar. 1698; Abigail, 4 July 1700; Thankful, 1 Aug. 1702; Edward, 2 Dec. 1705; and Bathsheba, 3 May 1708. He was deac. and d. 10 Apr. 1738; his w. Sarah d. 25 Jan. 1737; and, in the short interval, a third w. Sarah is giv. him by Morse. ISAAC, Woburn, only s. of William, b. in Eng. freem. 1647, m. 9 July 1646, Mary, eldest ch. of Isaac Stearns, had Mary, b. 7 Aug. 1647; Hannah, 24 Aug. 1649; William, 1 Oct. 1650; rem. to Chelmsford, there had Sarah, 28 Oct. or 15 Nov. 1653; Isaac, 16 Sept. or 5 Oct. 1655, and Benoni, 4 Dec. 1656, bapt. Dec. 1657; was a selectman, and d. 27 Nov. or 4 Dec. 1657. His wid. m. 9 June 1662, John Burge, and d. next yr.; Mary m. Moses Barron; Hannah m. 1666, Joseph Farwell; and Sarah m. [[vol. 3, p. 69]] Jonathan Barrett. 

ISAAC, Chelmsford, 5. of the preced. serv. at the Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675, as a soldier in Davenport's comp. and was then wound.; m. 23 July 1679, Sarah, d. of John Bigelow, had Isaac, b. 10 May 1680; Sarah, 16 Mar. 1682; Abigail, 11 Mar. 1684; Mary, 12 Apr. 1686; William, 12 Feb. 1688; Ebenezer, Sept. 1690; Samuel, 4 Oct. 1692; Hannah, 16 Sept. 1694; Elizabeth 27 July 1696; Moses, 29 Apr. 1 699; and Martha, 2 May 1702; and he d. 15 Sept. 1737. WILLIAM, Charlestown 1632, may have come two yrs. bef. but is first heard of in join. the ch. with his w. Goodith in Dec. being the first adm. since the separat. from Boston ch.; was freem. 14 May 1634, selectman 1636, and in the same office first at the sett. off of town of Woburn to uh. he rem. 1641. In the gr. trouble of 1637 he was on the side of moderat. so far as to disappr. the banishm. of Wheelwright. He d. says the rec. 1 Mar. but Frothingham, wh. may have reason, says 5 Apr. 1646. A wid. Sarah says the rec. d. 24 Jan. 1661, at Malden, and I find admin. 2 Apr. foll. on est. of wid. Jane (but no doubt the same person), of M. yet I am wholly unable to guess wh. would have been the h. unless she were a sec. w. of William, or we presume the rec. of adm. into the ch. means only to designate her as his w. without giv. a name. This to me seems the best solution.

LEATHERS, EDWARD, Dover 1665. Perhaps he was common. regard. as of Gipsey blood.

LEAVENWORTH, DAVID, and THOMAS, Woodbury, as Cothren, in his Hist. p. 612, tells by aid of tradit. came a 1690 from Germany; and that David was drown. in youth; and of Thomas, nothing. But one of my Hartford correspond. refers to the State archives as contain. a docum. of 11 June 1684, by Grace L. wid. of Woodbury, and my own suspic. is that the German derivat. should be some centuries earlier.

LEAVER, THOMAS, Rowley 1643, town clk. m. Damaris, d. of James Bayley of the same; and we hear no more, but that he d. 27 Dec. 1683, leav. prob. Thomas, and, perhaps, others; certain. Prudence, b. 1 Jan. 1645, wh. m. 11 Oct. 1671, Benjamin Gage, as his sec. w. and, next, 6 Apr. 1674, Samuel Stickney.

LEAVITT, ARATUS, Hampton, s. of Thomas, m. Ruth, d. of Thomas Sleeper, wh. d. 10 Jan. 1726; and he d. 14 Jan. 1739. HEZRON, Hampton, 8. of Thomas, m. 25 Sept. 1667, Martha, d. of Anthony Taylor, had Lydia, b. 5 Aug. 1668; John, 24 Nov. 1670; James, 31 Jan. 1673, d. soon; Moses, 30 Jan. 1674; Thomas, 8 May 1677, d. young, prob.; and James, again, 1686. ISRAEL, Hingham, 8. of John, m. 10 June 1677, Lydia, d. of Abraham Jackson of Plymouth, had John, b. 6 July 1678 (wh. d. 29 July 1749, leav. John, wh. d. 13 Apr. 1797, in 86th yr.); Israel, 1 Aug. 1680; Solomon, 24 Feb. 1682; [[vol. 3, p. 70]] Elisha, 16 July 1684; Abraham, 27 Nov. 1686; Sarah, 8 Feb. 1689; Lydia; Hannah, 30 June 1693; and Mary, 18 Feb. 1696; and he d. 26 Dec. 1696, not 1699, as the gr.stone says. His wid. m. Preserved Hall. She and all the ch. were liv. July 1708. 

JOHN, Dorchester 1634, rem. to Hingham, freem. 3 Mar. 1636, was rep. 1656, 64, a deac. d. 20 Nov. 1691, aged 83. By w. Sarah, wh. d. 26 May 1700, he prob. had John; Hannah, bapt. 7 Apr. 1639; Samuel, Apr. 1641; Elizabeth 28 Apr. 1644; Jeremiah, 1 Mar. 1646; Israel, 23 Apr. 1648; Moses, b. 12 Aug. 1650; Josiah, 4, bapt. 8 May 1653; Nehemiah, 21 Jan. bapt. 24 Feb. 1656; Sarah, b. 22 Feb. 1659; Mary 12 June 1661; Hannah, the sec. 20 Mar. 1664; and Abigail, 9, bapt. 15 Dec. 1667. His will, of 30 Nov. 1689, ment. these exc. John (and of him names the w. wh. was m. to Joseph Turner) and Jeremiah, of the s. and first Hannah, and Elizabeth of the ds. wh. were d. (and of Elizabeth names the s.). Sarah m. 17 Apr. 1678, Nehemiah Clap of Dorchester; and aft. him Samuel Howe; Hannah 2d m. 25 Oct. 1683, Joseph Loring; and Abigail m. 20 Jan. 1686, Isaac Lazell. But the two elder ds. wh. were d. had m. viz.: Hannah, 29 July 1659, to John Lobdell, and d. 23 Apr. 1662; and Elizabeth m. 25 Mar. 1667, Samuel Judkins. Moses went to Exeter bef. 1683. JOHN, Exeter, or Dover, 1645. 

JOHN, Hingham, s. of John of the same, m. 27 June 1664, Bathsheba, d. of the Rev. Peter Hobart, and d. bef. his f. His wid. m. Joseph Turner. JOSIAH, Hingham, br. of the preced.; was freem. 1679; m. 20 Oct. 1676, Margaret, d. of Humphrey Johnson, had Josiah, b. 28 July 1679; Joseph, 23 July 1681; Margaret, 20 Oct. 1683; Jeremiah, 21 Aug. 1685; Joshua, 1 Aug. 1687; David, 16 Aug. 1691; Asaph, 31 July 1695; Hezekiah, 17 Sept. 1697; and Mary, 7 Oct. 1699; every one, with his w. nam. in his will, 2 Aug. 1708. He d. 14 Sept. foll. and his wid. d. 12 June 1739. Joshua, his s. was early at Suffield, where his est. in 1734, was div. among 5 ch. MOSES, Exeter, s. of the first John, m. 26 Oct. 1681, Dorothy, d. of Rev. Samuel Dudley, had John; Dudley; Daniel; Stephen; Joseph; and seven more, whose names are not kn. 

NEHEMIAH, Hingham, br. of the preced. by w. Alice had Mary, b. 19 Aug. 1693, d. next mo.; ano. ch. d. 18 Oct. 1694, whose name was prob. Jacob; Daniel, 30 May 1697; and Abigail, 10 Dec. 1699. SAMUEL, Exeter, br. of the preced. had James, was rep. 1684. THOMAS, Exeter 1639, may have been br. of the first John, bef. 1644 rem. to Hampton, and d. 28 Nov. 1696; leav. says Farmer, s. Hezron, Aratus, b. 1646; John; Thomas; James, 1602, d. young; Isabel; Jemima; and Heriah; but the order is unkn. His w. Isabel d. 19 Feb. 1700. His name is used ag a grantee, with John Wheelwright and two others in that enormous forgery of the deed of the whole S. and E. part of the Province [[vol. 3, p. 71]] of N. H. with the Isle of Shoals from Indian sachems 17 May 1629, certain. more than seven yrs. bef. the principal W. came to this country, and hear nine yrs. bef. that honest purch. by W. of all the lds. for 30 ms. betw. the gr. riv. Merrimack and Piscataqua. Nor can any evid. be discov. prob. bef. the gen. conflagrat. of this globe, that L. was here a single yr. earlier than W.

LE BLONDE, JAMES, Boston 1689, prob. a Huguenot, whose w. Ann unit. 1690, with Mather's ch. had there bapt. James, 20 Apr. 1690, d. soon; James, again, 7 June 1691; Ann, 9 Apr. 1693, d. soon; Peter, 6 Jan. 1695; Gabriel, 6 Mar. 1698; Ann, again, 15 Dec. 1700; Philippa, 23 Apr. 1704; Marian, 10 Mar. 1706; and Alexander, 4 Sept. 1709.

LECHFORD, THOMAS, Boston, a lawyer from one of the Inns of Court. at London, came 1637, left here, aft. vain attempt to earn bread, and being ar co. 1640, in the same sh. with Hugh Peter, Thomas Welde, and John Winthrop, the younger. He got his book thro. the press almost two yrs. bef. Welde's, and Cotton says he d. shortly aft. its pub. I think he design. this as evid. of the displeasure of heaven; but the date may be adm. however erron. the construct. of it.

LECK, LECKE, or LEEKE, AMBROSE, Wickford 1674.

LEDDRA, WILLIAM, Boston, convict. Sept. 1660, of being a Quaker, next yr. for return. sentenc. on 9th and hang. 14 Mar. An excel. letter to the w. of his bosom upon the day bef. execut. is preserv. Sewel, Hist. I. 336, 459. 65, 8. Hutch. I. 202, calls him Ledea

LEE, ABRAHAM, Dover 1680, a man of some skill in natural science, m. 21 June 1686, Esther, wid. of Henry Elkins, and d. of Major Richard Waldron, was k. with the f. of his w. by the Ind. 27 June 1689. His wid. m. Richard Jose, sheriff of the Prov. outliv. him, and d. in the Isl. of Jersey, says the pedigree of W. in Geneal. Reg. V. 182. DAVID, Northampton, s. of the sec. John, m. 5 Sept. 1695, Lydia, d. of Jedediah Strong. EDWARD, Hartford 1648, is by me thot. the same as Lay. HENRY, Manchester 1650, was br. of Thomas of Ipswich, and prob. rem. to Boston 1656. He d. Mar. 1675, at M. in his will of 12 Feb. preced. nam. w. Mary, ch. John, Samuel, Thomas, Hannah, and Sarah. 

JOHN, Ipswich 1640, had, it is said, come a. 1635, from London, had John, b. a. 1639; and Joseph, late in 1643; d. 1671. Fam. tradit. makes him m. on our side of the water, yet tells not the name of the w. but gives him four ds. three without names, of wh. one m. a Patch; one a Hunkins; ano. a Tuttle, and exact acco. of the other is, that she was call. Ann, d. unm. 28 Sept. 1691. On the same evid. it is shown, that orig. the name was Leigh, and the s. of this man agr. to change it. 

JOHN, Saco 1645, was of the gr. jury that yr. but in Dec. 1647, was d. or rem. JOHN, Farmington 1653, d. 1690, had w. Mary, d. of Stephen Hart, and ch. John, b. 11 June 1659, bapt. 22 July 1660; Mary, b. 14 Aug. 1664; Stephen, 2 Apr. 1667; Thomas, 1671; David, 1674; and [[vol. 3, p. 72]] Tabitha, 1677. His wid. m. 1691, Jedediah Strong, as his third w.; Mary m. Stephen Upson, 28 Dec. 1682; Tabitha m. Preserved Strong of Northampton, s. of her mo.'s h.; and they rem. to Coventry, whither, also, her br. David rem. aft. some yrs. at N. JOHN, Westfield, s. of Walter, was in the Falls fight, 1676, m. 9 Dec. 1680, Sarah Pixley, prob. d. of William, had John, b. 8 July 1683, d. within two wks. as did the mo. in one. By sec. w. Elizabeth d. of Dennis Crampton, m. 1686, had John, again, 2 Aug. 1687; Elizabeth 14 Dec. 1689; Sarah, 24 Apr. 1692; Abigail, 28 Oct. 1694; Ruth, 1 Apr. 1697; Joanna, 1702; Samuel, 1704; and Margaret, 1707; and d. 13 Nov. 1711. His wid. was Sarah, and she with s. John were admors. JOHN, Boston, s. of the first John, by fam. tradit. is call. a surg. in the navy, and said to have m. and had fam. two s. and two ds. but no names or dates are giv. and unhap. no illustr. of this obscurity can be got from rec. of Boston, so that acquiesc. in the result of the authority, that in this branch the name bec. extinct, is easy. 

JOHN, Farmington, s. of John of the same, m. 27 Dec. 1682, Elizabeth Loomis, d. perhaps of Thomas of Windsor, had John, b. 7 Dec. 1683; and Jonathan, 20 Mar. 1686; both bapt. 28 Nov. (not 27) 1686; Mary, b. 15 Mar. bapt. 4 May 1690; Elizabeth bapt. 5 Feb. 1693; Samuel, 23 Mar. bapt. 1 Apr. 1694; and Hezekiah, bapt. 6 June 1687; Elizabeth b. 6 Mar. 1700; and Ruth, 14 Jan. 1703. He d. 24 Apr. 1723. JOHN, Lyme, eldest s. of Thomas, m. Elizabeth d. of Richard Smith; and I kn. no more of him. JOSEPH, Ipswich, s. of John of the same, m. Mary, eldest ch. of Henry Woodhouse of Concord, had Woodis, b. 17 Oct. 1679, d. soon; Joseph, 16 Oct. 1680; Mary, 14 July 1682; Ann, 17 May 1684; Henry, 16 May 1686; John, 10 Sept. 1688, d. in three mos.; Woodis, again, 18 Dec. 1689; and Hannah, 10 Apr. 1691, d. next mo. He rem. to Concord, where his w. d. and he m. 15 Nov. 1697, Mary, wid. of Edmund Wigley, d. of John Miles, wh. d. 25 Nov. 1708. He took third w. 28 Jan. 1713, wid. Mary Fox, and d. 4 Nov. 1716. His wid. m. Daniel Hoar. His s. Joseph, Henry, and Woodis largely and honora. perpet. the name. 

JOSEPH, Manchester 1684. JOSHUA, Boston, m. 14 Dec. 1688, wid. Mary Engs. NATHANIEL, Westfield, s. of Walter, m. Abigail Warner, d. of Daniel of Farmington, had Daniel, b. 1698, d. young; Nathaniel, 1700, d. bef. his f. but had two s. wh. then were liv.; Abigail, 1702, d. young; Margaret, 1705; Daniel, again, 1707; Hezekiah, 1710, d. young; tw. ch. 1711, both d. soon; and a d. 1717, wh. d. soon; and he d. 26 Apr. 1745. ROBERT, Plymouth 1636, was, prob. from London, adm. freem. 3 Jan 1637, may have been short time in 1638 at Lynn; had w. Mary, and ch. Ann and Mary, was liv. 1654. Either he or his w. was br. or sis. of John Atwood or his w. wh. left them part of their est. See Geneal. Reg. IV. 173, and V. 260. Mary m. 26 Oct. 1651, John Howland, jr. 

SAMUEL, Boston, may seem only a trans. visitor, as he is call. of Virginia in the rec. of his m. 2 Aug. 1655, to Elizabeth Rowland of B. yet tho. the h. has prefix of resp. I regret to remark, that the w. is equally unkn. Yet perhaps he was the Malden man, wh. had [[vol. 3, p. 73]] Elizabeth b. Nov. 1670; and she may have m. 24 May 1690, Jonathan Howard. SAMUEL, Bristol, b. in London 1623, bred at Magdalen Coll. Oxford, there creat. M. A. 14 Apr. 1648, and, in violat. of their rights, made, 9 Apr. 1651, one of the Proctors of the Univ. See Wood's Fasti Oxon. II. 164. He came over hither 24 June 1686, arr. 22 Aug. as in Sewall's Almanac, and bec. the sett. min. of B. 8 May 1687; preach. at the pub. fast in Boston 17 June 1691, and emb. for home, on the voyage was tak. by a French privateer, carr. into St. Maloes, there d. in prison the same yr. Mather, III. 223, makes some amends for the brevity of his narrat. by the praise of its subject. But Baylies follows Eliot in more sober estimate of him. Rebecca, his d. was third w. of John Saffin. In a letter to her h. 19 July 1710, Mather, wh. aft. some yrs. was m. to her sis. Lydia, shows, in an extraord. manner, exceed. never by him unless in his intemper. address to Gov. Joseph Dudley, his harshness of admonit. and resolution to govern. Ano. d. Catharine was w. of Henry Howell, aft. of Stephen Sewall; and this connex. was assoc. with one of the principal causes of the many miseries that afflict. the latter days of Cotton Mather. See 4 Mass. Hist Coll. II. 122. 

SAMUEL, Malden, freem. 1671, d. Aug. 1676, aged 36, m. 4 Nov. 1662, Mercy Call, d. of Thomas. He may have had Mercy to m. 2 Dec. 1686, Richard Wicks; and his wid. m. 25 Oct. 1677, John Allen. STEPHEN, Kensington, physician, s. of John of Farmington, m. 1 Oct. 1690, Elizabeth Royce, perhaps d. of Isaac, had Isaac, b. 5 Sept. 1691; Elizabeth 18 Apr. 1693, d. in few hours; Elizabeth again, 12 July 1694; Sarah, 8 Nov. 1696; Stephen, 18 Apr. 1700, k. by accid. at 18 yrs.; Martha, 17 Feb. 1702; Mary, Sept. 1704; Ebenezer, 14 Sept. 1706, d. under 19 yrs.; Hannah, 15 Oct. 1708; Josiah, 13 Aug. 1711; and d. 1753. His wid. d. 1760. STEPHEN, Westfield, s. of Walter, m. 23 Dec. 1691, Elizabeth Woodward, d. of John, had Thomas, b. 5 Nov. 1692; and Samuel, 9 May 1695. He rem. to Lebanon. STEPHEN, Lyme, youngest s. of Thomas, m. Abigail Lord and rem. to New London. 

THOMAS, Ipswich 1648, br. of Henry, and John, d. 1662, aged a. 82. THOMAS, Lyme, came a. 1641 with his mo. and two sis. Phebe, and Jane, the f. whose name was Thomas, hav. d. as the tradit. was, on the voyage, of smallpox. The surv. came from Boston to Saybrook, tho. the f. of the mo. by the same authority, is call. Brown of Providence. This s. must have been very young, for Lyme rec. gives him ch. up to 1702, and his first, John, by w. Sarah Kirkland, was b. 21 Sept. 1670; Thomas, 10 Dec. 1672; Sarah, 14 Jan. 1673; and aft. this w. d. 21 May 1676, he took 13 July foll. sec. w. Mary, perhaps d. of Balthazar De Wolf, and had Phebe, b. 14 Apr. 1677; Mary, 23 Apr. 1679; Elizabeth, 20 Oct. 1681; William, 10 Apr. 1684; Stephen, 27 June 1686, d. at 8 yrs. Joseph, 14 May 1688; Benjamin, 8 Oct. 1690; Hannah, 25 Feb. 1695; Stephen, again, 19 Jan. 1699; and Lydia, 18 Feb. 1702. He was ensign, rep. 1676, and d. 30 May 1705, and his wid. Mary bec. sec. w. of sec. Matthew Griswold. His sis. Jane m. June 1689, Samuel Hyde of Norwich; and Phebe m. 1 Nov. 1659, perhaps, John Large of Saybrook. Of his ds. Sarah m. Daniel Buckingham; Mary m. Joseph Beckwith, had two more hs. and in 1757, then wid. for third time, made a visit to her br. Stephen; Elizabeth m. 28 Dec. 1699, Samuel Peck; and Hannah m. John Griswold. THOMAS, Bristol 1689, had w. and six ch. 

THOMAS, Lyme, s. of the sec. Thomas of the same, m. Elizabeth Graham, perhaps d. of Benjamin of Hartford. THOMAS, Farmington, s. of John of the same, m. 11 Sept. 1707, Mary Camp, d. of John of Hartford, had Lydia, b. 22 June foll.; Mary, 2 Oct. 1709; Jared, bapt. 11 Nov. 1711; Joseph, 1713; John and Thomas, tw. b. 7 Dec. 1716; and by sec. w. Elizabeth Hubbard, m. 1725, had Ebenezer, 1727. WALTER, Windsor, freem. of Conn. 1654, rem. to Northampton 1656, thence, a. 1665 to Westfield, there d. 9 Feb. 1718, at gr. age. His ch. were John, b. 2 Jan. 1657; Timothy, 8 Aug. 1659, d. soon; Stephen, 5 Mar. 1662; and Nathaniel, 25 Dec. 1663; all at N.; this last rec. at Westfield, but, [[vol. 3, p. 74]] perhaps, some yrs. aft. b.; Mary, 13 Jan. 1665, rec. at Springfield, prob. bef. he was fix. at W.; Elizabeth 28 Feb. 1667, d. young; Hannah, 9 Jan. 1668; and Abigail, 11 Dec. 1670. His w. d. 29 Feb. 1696; and he m. 1705, sec. w. Hepzibah, wid. of Caleb Pomeroy, wh. d. 18 Nov. 1711. WILLIAM, Lyme, sec. s. of Thomas, m. Mary Griffing of L. I. Oft. the spell. is Laigh, and it may sometimes be Lay, wh. see. Twentyfour of this name had been gr. in 1834, at the N. E. coll. of wh. one half at Harv.

LEEDS, BENJAMIN, Dorchester, s. of Richard, freem. 1670, m. 17 Sept. 1667, Mary, d. of William Brimsmead, had Benjamin, d. 13 Mar. 1718, aged 80. It would be pleasant to kn. what means the insert. of this name among freem. 1680. He had sec. w. wh. d. 10 Aug. 1692; and again m. 11 Aug. 1636, Abigail Knight, wh. d. 29 June 1712. No ch. by either of the last two ws. is kn. and all of the name in our vicin. are descend. of his br. JOHN, New London 1674, mariner, from Staplehoe, Co. Kent, call. hims. 39 yrs. old in Sept. 1680, m. 25 Jan. 1678, Elizabeth d. of Cary Latham, had John, bapt. 13 Mar. 1681; Elizabeth 16 Oct. 1681 ; William, b. 3 Mar. bapt. 20 May 1683 ; Gideon ; and Thomas, both bapt. aft. d. of f. 1 Aug. 1697. He liv. on Groton side, where William liv. 1712. JOHN, Watertown, had, says Bond, Elizabeth; John; Edward; Joseph; Abigail; and Deborah, bapt. 19 Jan. 1688; but he could not name the w. JOSEPH, Dorchester, br. of Benjamin, rem. a. 1661 to Northampton, m. 8 Nov. of that yr. Miriam, d. of capt. Aaron Cook, had Miriam, b. 1663; one, in 1664; Joseph, 1665; wh. all d. young; Joanna, 1667; Miriam, again, 1670; John, 1672, d. soon; John, again, 1674; Joseph, 1670, d. soon; Benjamin, 1677; was in the Falls fight, 19 May 1676, and next yr. went back to his nat. town, there had Samuel, 1679; Elizabeth 1684; and Rebecca, 1687; d. 28 Jan. 1715, aged a. 77. His wid. Miriam d. 23 Aug. 1720. 

RICHARD, Dorchester, emb. Apr. 1637 at Great Yarmouth, Co. Norfk. aged 32, with w. Joan, 23, and a ch. whose name is not found in the Eng. rec.; had a gr. of ld. that yr. at Salem, says Felt, but did not cont. there, had Benjamin and Joseph, tw. b. 14 July 1637, bapt. 4 Apr. 1639; freem. 1645, a selectman 1653; constable 1664, d. 18 Mar. 1693, aged a. 98, says the inscript. over his gr. whereas his declarat. in 1637 would prove him to be 88. The fond exaggera. of his days is seen in the will, made a few days bef. d. pro. 1 Apr. foll. begin. with this language: "being by the patience of God near an hundred yrs. old." It names only 8. Joseph, and Benjamin; d. Hannah Clap, w. of Samuel, wh. was bapt. 16 Feb. 1640; d.-in-law Miriam, w. of Joseph, and gr.a Joseph.

LEEK, PHILIP, New Haven, took o. of fidel. 1644, had Philip, b. 26 Aug. 1646; Eleazer, bapt. 12 Sept. 1647, wh. is call. Ebenezer at the Pru. Court distribut. of the est. of his f.; Thomas, 21 Jan. 1649, wh. [[vol. 3, p. 75]] was a propr. and had fam. 1685; Mary, perhaps 15 June 1651, but the town rec. much more reliab. says she was b. 16 June 1652; and Joanna, b. 22 Jan. bapt. 28 Mar. 1658; and d. May 1676. Mary m. 9 Mar. 1675, John Davis; and Joanna m. 6 Feb. 1678, Henry Stephens.

LEES, EDWARD, Guilford, perhaps s. of Hugh, m. at Saybrook, 7 Nov. 1676, Elizabeth Wright, was a propr. 1685. HUGH, Saybrook 1648, liv. there 1664. WILLIAM, Norwalk, prob. s. of the preced. but the dilig. annalist, Hall, names not w. or ch. exc. Deborah, wh. m. 9 Mar. 1710, John Scrivener; yet shows him there 1672-87.

LEETE, ANDREW, Guilford, S. of Gov. William, freem. 1670, rep. 1675, an Assist. 1678, m. 1 June 1669, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Jordan, had William, b. 24 Mar. 1671; Caleb, 10 Dec. 1673; Samuel, 1677; Dorothy, 1680; Abigail, 1683; and Mercy, 1685; and was a propr. 1685. His w. d. 4 Mar. 1701, and he d. 31 Oct. 1702, all the ch. then liv. JOHN, Guilford, br. of the preced. said to be the first Eng. male ch. b. in the town, freem. 1671, was a propr. 1685; m. 4 Oct. 1670, Mary, d. of William Chittenden, had Ann, b. 5 Aug. 1671; John, 4 June 1673; Joshua, 7 July 1676; Sarah, 16 Dec. 1677; Pelatiah, 26 Mar. 1680; Mehitable, 10 Dec. 1683; Benjamin, 26 Dec. 1686; and Daniel, 23 Dec. 1689, d. young. He d. 26 Nov. 1692; and the wid. d. 9 Mar. 1712. 

WILLIAM, Guilford, sign. the planta. covenant of 1 June 1639, was an Assist. of N. H. col. 1643 to 57, dep.-gov. 1658, Gov. 1661 to 63; on the union with Conn. bec. an Assist. to 1669, then dep-gov. to 1676, when, on d. of Gov. Winthrop, he was chos. to that office, and so by ann. elect. till his d. at Hartford, 16 Apr. 1683. He was oft. a Commissr. of the Unit. Col. of N. E. from 1655 to 79. Of three ws. I presume the first w. Ann, wh. d. 1 Sept. 1668, or rather was bur. that day, was mo. of all the ch.: John, b. a. 1639; Andrew; William; Abigail; Caleb, 24 Aug. 1651, d. at 21 yrs.; Graciana, 22 Dec. 1653; Peregrine, 12 Jan. 1658, d. young; Joshua, d. 22 Feb. 1660, prob. very young; and Ann, 15 Mar. 1662. Abigail m. 26 Oct. 1671, Rev. John Woodbridge of Killingworth, and Ann m. 9 or 19 Nov. 1683, John Trowbridge, and, next, 1696, Ebenezer Collins; and Graciana liv. long, infirm in body and mind. His sec. w. Sarah m. 7 Apr. 1670, had been wid. of Henry Rotherford, d. 10 Feb. 1674. Mary, the third w. wid. of Rev. Nicholas Street, wh. outliv. him but a few mos.; had been w. of Gov. Francis Newman. WILLIAM, Guilford, youngest surv. s. of the preced. freem. 1671, rep. 1677, d. 1 June 1687, leav. wid. Mary, wh. m. Stephen Bradley, and d. Mary, 11 Jan. 1672, wh. m. 1 Aug. 1691, James Hooker.

LEETH, JOHN, Boston, by w. Hannah had Martha, b. 31 Aug. 1654. It may be the same as Leathe. [[vol. 3, p. 76]]

LEFFINGWELL, sometimes in old rec. read LEPPINGWELL, or LAPPlNGWELL, MICHAEL, Woburn, had Hannah, b. 4 Jan. 1643, d. in few wks.; Hannah, again, 6 Jan. 1646; Sarah, 10 Mar. 1647; Thomas, 13 Jan. 1649; Ruth, 2 Jan. 1650; Michael, 8 June 1651, d. in a wk.; Rachel, 4 Mar. 1653; Abigail, 24 May 1655; Esther, 16 May 1657; and Tabitha, 8 May 1660; and he d. 22 Mar. 1687. Geneal. Reg. VII. 284, gives from Boston copy of rec. diff'er. dates. THOMAS, Saybrook 1637, prob. on the E. side of the riv. had Rachel, b. 17 Mar. 1648; Thomas, 27 Aug. 1649; Jonathan, 6 Dec. 1650; Joseph, 24 Dec. 1652; Mary, 10 Dec. 1654; and Nathaniel, 11 Dec. 1656; was one of the purch. of the tract from the Ind. 1659, now includ. Norwich and sev. other towns, and with the first sett. of N. its rep. 1662, and many foll. yrs. was an active partisan, when he was lieut. in Philip's war. THOMAS, Woburn, s. of Michael, m. 11 May 1675, Sarah Knight, wh. d. 16 Aug. 1691, and he m. 15 Jan. foll. Hannah Duntlin. There was a fam. of this name at Bristol 1689; but bapt. name of the h. is not found.

LEGAT, or LEGGETT, JOHN, Hampton 1640, Exeter 1642, clk. of the writs, kept sch. in ea.; at H. in 1649; m. 1644, Ann, Thomas Wilson's wid.

LEGAREE, FRANCIS, Boston 1690, a Huguenot goldsmith, with two s.

LEGGE, JOHN, Salem 1631, serv. of John Humfrey, came in the fleet with Winthrop liv. at Marblehead, was freem. 6 May 1635, d. 1674. His will of 16 Nov. 1672, ment. w. Elizabeth s. Samuel, John, and Daniel, the last being youngest, and two ch. of ea. of the other s. JOHN, Marblehead, s. of the preced. freem. 1680, had Samuel, wh. was a mariner of Boston in 1671; and John of M. 1691.

LEGROVE, MATTHEW, a soldier, wh. d. in Philip╒s war, oft. call. Groe, Grove, or Groves, wh. see. NICHOLAS, Salem 1668, by w. Hannah had Susanna, b. 8 May 1673, wh. m. 16 July 1694, Benjamin Patch.

LEIGH, JOHN, a soldier in Moseley's comp. Dec. 1675, of wh. I see no more. JOSEPH, Ipswich 1651. Perhaps it is the same as the name of like sound, Lee. THOMAS, Roxbury, neph. of capt. Thomas Brattle, d. 20 July 1694, aged 30. A fam. of this name was at Bristol, in 1689, but he bapt. name of the h. is unkn. to me.

LEIGHTON. See Laighton.

LEISTER, or LISTER, EDWARD, a youth from London, in the employm. of Stephen Hopkins, came in the Mayflower, 1620. But we kn. no more of him, exc. his punishm. for fighting a duel with ano. youth from London, and Bradford, wh. calls him Litster, 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. III. 455, says, he went to Virg. and there d.

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