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

Volume #3
Martin - Masson

 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.

MARTIN, ABRAHAM, Hingham 1635, a weaver, at Rehoboth 1643. His will was pro. 9 Sept. 1669. AMBROSE, Weymouth 1638, Concord 1639, had Joseph, b. 8 Nov. 1640; and Sarah, 27 Oct. 1642. Winthrop I. 289. ANTHONY, Middletown, m. 10 or 11 Mar. 1661, Mary, d. of Richard Hall, had Mary, b. 1 Jan. foll. d. soon; John, 17 Mar. 1663; Mary, Mar. 1667; and Elizabeth 3 Aug. 1671; and d. 16 Nov. 1673, leav. wid. CHARLES, York, 1680, sw. alleg. next yr. CHRISTOPHER, Plymouth, a pilgr. of the Mayflower, was of Billericay, in Co. Essex, came with w. two serv. Solomon Prower, and John Langemore. All d. shortly, the serv. Solomon bef. land. 24 Dec. 1620, and the h. 8 Jan. foll. 

EDWARD, Boston 1679. EMANUEL, Salem, sign. petitn. against imposts, 1668. GEORGE, Salisbury, blacksmith, by w. Hannah, wh. d. soon, had [[vol. 3, p. 162]] Hannah, b. 1 Feb. 1644; m. 11 Aug. 1646, sec. w. Susanna, d. of Richard North, had Richard, 29 June 1647; George, 21 Oct. 1648; John, 26 Jan. 1651; Esther, 7 Apr. 1653; John, again, 2 Nov. 1656; Abigail, 10 Sept. 1659; William, 11 Dec. 1662, d. very soon; and Samuel, 29 Sept. 1667. Hannah m. 4 Dec. 1661, Ezekiel Worthen; and Esther m. 15 Mar. 1670, John Jameson. Of one Susanna M. (I kn. not whether this w. of George), execut. for witchcr. 1692, the monstrous proceed. is well exhibit. in Essex Inst. II. 135. ISAAC, Rehoboth 1643. JOHN, Charlestown 1638, freem. 13 May 1640, by w. Rebecca had Sarah, bapt. 9 Sept. 1639; Mary, 14 Mar. 1641; John, 1 May 1642; and by w. Sarah had Mehitable, b. 1 Oct. 1643. 

JOHN, Dover 1648, of the gr. jury 1654, m. Esther, d. of Thomas Roberts, was freem. 1666, but in 1673 was in Jersey. JOHN, Barnstable, m. 1 July 1657, Martha d. of Bernard Lombard, had John, b. June 1658; George, Oct. 1660; and Desire, 1 Jan. 1663. He rem. to Martha's Vineyard. JOHN, Chelmsford, freem. 1665. JOHN, Marblehead 1674. JOHN, Swansey, had John, b. 15 Mar. 1675, and the Col. Rec. transcr. of Swansey rec. gives him by w. Joan, d. Joanna, 15 Feb. 1683. JOHN, Rehoboth, m. 27 June 1681, Mercy Billington, d. of Francis, as I infer, had John, b. 10 June 1682; Robert, 9 Sept. 1683. JOHN, Bristol, had in 1689 w. and six ch. JOHN, Middletown, s. prob. of Anthony, had w. Elizabeth wh. d. 26 July 1718. His ch. were John, wh. d. young, 14 Mar. 1687; Nathaniel, b. 17 Mar. 1688; Elizabeth 24 Sept. 1689; John, 4 Apr. 1692; Ebenezer, July 1694; Daniel, Oct. 1697; Hannah, 23 May 1699; and Mary, 31 May 1701. JONATHAN, Farmer, in MS. says, was of New Hampsh. and freem. 1668, of wh. I find not the evid. 

MICHAEL, Boston, mariner, m. 12 Sept. 1656, Susanna, d. of Mr. Edward Holyoke of that pt. of Boston call. Rumney marsh, had Michael, b. 10 Feb. 1660. RICHARD, Casco 1646, m. a wid. Atwell, perhaps was of Scarborough, freem. 1668, d. early in 1673, his will of 11 Jan. being pro. in Apr. of that yr. In it he teaches us that he had w. Dorothy, s.-in-law Robert Corbin and his w. Lydia, and gives to Benjamin Atwell, wh. prob. had m. ano. a. perhaps dec. for he also gives to gr.ch. Joseph Atwell, and this Joseph, in 1679, then only eight yrs. old, is call. only heir. He brot. from Eng. two ds. of wh. Lydia m. Robert Corbin, and possib. the other was Mary, esecut. at tbe age of 22, in Boston, for murder of her illegit. ch. as told in Winthrop II. 302. See also, Willis, I. 134. RICHARD, Boston, merch. m. 1 Feb. 1654, Sarah, d. of John Tuttle of the same, had Mary, b. 7 June 1655; Sarah, 2 July 1657; and m. a. 1660, sec. w. Elizabeth d. of John Gay of Dedham, had John, b. 2 Aug. 1661; Richard, 24 Mar. 1663; Elizabeth and Mary, tw. 15 Apr. 1665, perhaps both d.; Elizabeth again, 25 July 1667; Abigail, 14 Nov. 1669; and a posthum. ch. Lydia, 8 Feb. 1672. He d. betw. 19 July, the date of a deed to serve for his will, and 6 Nor. 1671, when admin. was giv. to his w. Perhaps he came in the Elizabeth and Ann, from London, 1635, aged 12, and may have [[vol. 3, p. 163]] been br. of John of B. RICHARD, Charlestown, a capt. d. 2 Nov. 1694, aged 62, and his wid. Elizabeth d. 7 Jan. 1726, aged 84, say the gr.stones; but he had prob. not liv. there most of his days, for the list of householders in 1678, Frothingham, 183, tho. it gives the prefix of respect, tells not tbe bapt. name, but indicates barely Mr. Martin's, and there is reason to think it did not mean either John's or Thomas's, and Coffin authorizes the conject. that he was of Newbury, had Richard, b. 8 Jan. 1674. A former w. Elizabeth d. 6 Oct. 1689; and the sec. m. 28 Nov. foll. was wid. of Joshua Edmonds. 

ROBERT, freem. of Mass. 13 May 1640, was, perhaps, of Weymouth then, soon rem. to Rehoboth 1643, and Swansey. ROBERT, New Haven, had Mary, bapt. perhaps 24 May 1646; John, 28 May 1648; and Stephen, perhaps 13 May 1652, but for the first and last wrong days are giv. in the rec. of ch. Geneal. Reg. IX. 361. SAMUEL, Wethersfield 1646, went to New Haven, and m. the wid. Brace, but this may have been bef. his perman. sett. at W. at least in the ch. seating 11 Mar. 1647, at N. H. br. and sis. M. are ment. Her name was Phebe, d. of Mr. Bisby of London, who provid. for her and ch. buying est. at W. He had s. Samuel; and, perhaps, Richard; went to London 1652, soon ret. serv. in Philip's war as a lieut. and in Oct. 1677., had a gr. of 50 acres "to him and his heirs forever, prohibit. him the sale of the same, or any alienation thereof from his heirs," showing us that his courage was valued higher than his thrift. He a. 15 Sept. 1683. 

SAMUEL, Andover, m. 30 Mar. 1676, Abigail Norton, had Samuel, wh. d. 1 Feb. 1683; was an ens. and d. 16 Nov. 1696. SOLOMON, Gloucester, ship-carpenter, came in the James, I presume, 1635, from London, aged 16, m. 21 Mar. 1643, Mary, d. of Henry Pindar, had Samuel, b. 16 Apr. 1645; and Mary, 9 Jan. 1648. His w. d. 9 Feb. foll. and he m. 18 June next, wid. Alice Varnum of Ipswich, perhaps rem. to Andover, at least sold his G. est. in Mar. 1651, and next yr. was freem. of A. THOMAS, Charlestown 1638, freem. 22 May 1639, perhaps rem. to Cambridge, there by w. Alice Ellet, m. 1 June 1650, had Abigail, b. 22 Aug. 1653; may have been of New London 1666, hav. prefix of respect, at least was not householder at Charlestown 1658. THOMAS, Boston, mariner, m. 1670, Rachel, d. of John Farnham. 

THOMAS, Marlborough 1675, freem. 1690. WILLIAM, Reading 1641, one of the earliest selectmen, freem. 1653, perhaps rem. to Groton, there d. 23 Mar. 1673, his w. Mary, wh. had been wid. Lakin, hav. d. 14 Aug. 1669, made provis. of his will dated 6 Mar. bef. pro. 1 Apr. aft. more liberal. To his w's. ch. William and John Lakin, to the ch. of William L. and to sis. Allen and her childr. exc. Hannah, are bequests, to three neighbs. release of debts, and £10. is giv. to the town for purch. of a bell for the meeting-house. Fifteen of this name, says [[vol. 3, p. 164]] Farmer, US. had, in 1834, been gr. at the coll. of N. E. but as at Harv. was none, I think he may have includ. those who spell. the last syl. with y, two being, early at Harv. with this form, as very oft. in some rec. are the preced. found. Uniform use of that letter prob. belongs only to the New Hampsh. fam.

MARTYN, EDWARD, New Hampsh. 1674, may have been s. of John of Dover. RICHARD, Portsmouth, was one of the found. of the first ch. there 1671, rep. 1672 and 9, speaker of tbe ho. and a couns. of the Prov. 1680, d. 2 Apr. 1694. He had Richard, b. 10 Jan. 1660, H. C. 1680; Elizabeth 31 July 1662; Hannah, 2 Jan. 1665; Michael, 3 Feb. 1667; John, 9 June 1668; and Elias, 18 Apr. 1670. He m. sec. w. Mary, wid. of John Denison, d. of Hon. Samuel Symonds of Ipswich, and third w. was Mary, wid. of Samuel Wentworth. RICHARD, Portsmouth, s. of the preced. was a sch.-master, and preach. but prob. did not wish for sett. but d. 6 Dec. 1690.

MARTUGAL, SAUNDERS, sw. 9 May 1667, as freem. of Conn. if Trumbull has correct. giv. the odd name in Col. Rec. II. 8. What town he liv. at is unkn. but in 1669, as this name is not among the freem. of any town, it may be thot. he was d. or rem.

MARVIN, JOHN, Lyme, eldest s. of the sec. Reynold, m. 7 May 1691, Sarah, d. of Henry Graham or Grimes, had Sarah; Mary; John, b. 9 Aug. 1698; Elizabeth; Joseph, 1703; Benjamin; Mehitable; and Jemima; and d. 11 Dec. 1711. His wid. m. Richard Sears, and d. 14 Dec. 1760, aged 90. JOHN, Norwalk, s. of the sec. Matthew, m. 22 Mar. 1704, Mary Beers, had John, b. 22 July 1705; Nathan, 4 Mar. 1708; Seth, 13 July 1709; David, 24 Aug. 1711; Elizabeth 23 Oct. 1713; Mary, 20 Dec. 1716; and Elihu, 10 Oct. 1719. His w. d. 17 Apr. foll. and on 27 Apr. 1721, he m. Rachel, d. of Matthias St. John, and had Hannah, 4 Dec. 1722; Joseph, 20 May 1724; Rachel, 24 Dec. 1725, d. in two days; Benjamin, 14 Mar. 1728, d. in three days; Rachel, again, 27 Mar. 1729; Sarah, 18 May 1733, d. in three days; and Ann, 7 Sept. 1741. 

MATTHEW, Hartford 1638, an orig. propr. came in the Increase, 1635, from London, aged 35, a husbandman, with w. Elizabeth 31, and ch. Elizabeth in the custom-ho. rec. call. 31, prob. by error for 11; Matthew, 8; Mary, 6; Sarah, 3; and Hannah, 6 mos. He was one of the orig. grantees of Norwalk, and sett. there 1653, rep. next yr. At Hartford he had Abigail, b. bef. 1641; Samuel, bapt. 16 Feb. 1648; and Rachel, 30 Dec. 1649; and d. 1687. Elizabeth m. John Olmstead, surv. him and made her will 15 Oct. 1689; Mary m. 11 Oct. 1648, Richard Bushnell of Saybrook, and in 1680, deac. Thomas Adgate as sec. h. had ch. by ea. and d. 29 Mar. 1713, aged 84; Sarah m. Oct. 1648, William Goodrich of Wethersfield; Hannah m. Jan. 1654, Thomas Seymour; Abigail m. 1 Jan. 1657, John Bouton; and Rachel [[vol. 3, p. 165]] m. Samuel Smith. 

MATTHEW, Norwalk, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. freem. 1664, by w. Mary had Matthew; Sarah; Samuel; Hannah; John, b. 2 Sept. 1678; and Elizabeth; beside others, for in 1672 he counted six ch. was rep. 1694 and 7. Of the ch. our acco. is imperfect, as so frequent. found in the third generat. Matthew m. Rhoda, d. of Mark St. John, and had one d. Mary, b. 7 Oct. 1689, and he d. 1691; Sarah m. Jan. 1681, Thomas Betts; Samuel was rep. 1718, and left descend. by s. Samuel, and Matthew, and had also Josiah; Hannah m. Epenetus Platt; John is bef. ment.; and Elizabeth m. 6 Nov. 1700, Joseph Platt. I think Mary M. uh. m. Daniel Benedict of N. may be a d. RENOLD, REYNOLD, REINOLD, REGINALD, or RAINOLD, Hartford 1639, not an orig. propr. was prob. younger br. of the first Matthew, rem. to Farmington, soon aft. to Saybrook, freem. 1658, d. 1662, betw. 13 May, the date of his will, and 28 Oct. that of his inv. in that yr. leav. only Reynold, and Mary, perhaps both b. in Eng. to enjoy good est. Mary m. William Waller of S. REYNOLD, Lyme, s. of the preced. prob. b. in Eng. freem. 1658, was deac. rep. 1670, 2, 3, 4, and 6 in wh. yr. he d. By w. Sarah, d. of George Clark, he had John, b. 1665; Reynold, 1669; and Samuel, 1671; beside Mary and Sarah, whose dates are unkn. as also all else, exc. that Mary m. Richard Ely of Saybrook. The gr.stone tells of his milit. rank. His wid. m. Joseph Sill or Scill, the disting. soldier, surv. him and was liv. 28 May 1702. Descend. are very num. 

REYNOLD, Lyme, s. of the preced. by w. Phebe had Phebe, b. 3 Dec. 1636; Reynold, Jan. 1702; Lydia, 12 Jan. 1704; Esther, 3 Apr. 1707; and his w. d. 21 Oct. foll. In 1708 he m. Martha, d. of Thomas Waterman of Norwich, had Martha, b. 3 Apr. 1710; Elisha, 26 Sept. 1711, d. young; James, 26 May 1713; Sarah, 8 Mar. 1716; Elisba, again, 8 Mar. 1718; and Miriam, Mar. 1720. He was deac. and capt. and d. 18 Oct. 1737. From him, thro. his ninth ch. desc. Theophilus R. Marvin, Esquire, of Boston. SAMUEL, Lyme, br. of the preced. m. 5 May 1699, Susanna, d. of Henry Graham, or Grimes, had Samuel, b. 10 Feb. 1700; Zechariah, 27 Dec. 1701; Thomas, 4 Mar. 1704; Matthew, 7 Nov. 1706; Abigail, 13 Sept. 1709; Elizabeth 1 June 1712; Nathan, 21 Nov. 1714; Nehemiah, 20 Feb. 1717; Mary, and a tw. s. wh. both d. soon; was rep. 1711 and 22, and d. 15 Mar. 1743. THOMAS, Newbury, d. 28 Nov. 1651, Coffin tells, and tells no more. In a hundred yrs. from 1747, eight of this name had been gr. at Yale.

MASCALL, MASCOL, or MASKELL, JOHN, Salem, m. Mar. 1649, Ellen Long, had bapt. John, 23 Feb. 1651 wh. was b. 25 Dec. preced.; Stephen, b. 15 Feb. bapt. 13 Mar. 1653; Mehitable, 15 May, bapt. 3 June 1655; Thomas, b. 14 Aug. 1657; James, 16 Mar. bapt. 26 May 1662; and Nicholas, 14 Apr. bapt. 5 June 1664; was freem. 1678, or possib. 1671, where the name is Maskor in the list. JOHN, Salem, s. of the preced. m. 6 Oct. 1674, Esther, perhaps d. of Christopher Babbage, had John, b. 5 Aug. foll.; Stephen, 21 May 1677; Sarah, 20 Apr. 1687; and Benjamin, 15 Aug. 1699, as in Essex Inst. II. 298 is told. 

ROBERT, Boston 1640, in the fam. of William Pierce, went home and had letters [[vol. 3, p. 166]] of dism. from our ch. 5 July 1646, to ch. at Dover, Eng. THOMAS, Windsor, where it is writ. Maskell, m. 10 May 1660, Bethia Parsons (his claim to her seem. to me better than Thomas Haskell's or Thomas Marshall's, yet see Stiles, 698 and 735), had Bethia, b. 6 Mar. 1661; Thomas, 19 Mar. 1662, d. soon; Abigail, 17 Nov. 1663; Thomas, again, 2 Jan. 1666; John, 19 Nov. 1667; Elizabeth 19 Oct. 1669; and he d. 1671. His wid. m. 8 Aug. 1672, John Williams. Hinman, 52, 53 and 153 means one only.

MASON, ARTHUR, Boston, m. 5 July 1655, Joanna, d. of Nicholas Parker, had Ann, b. 10 Aug. 1656, d. at 1 yr.; Mary; Abigail; David, 24 Oct. 1661; Joanna, 26 Mar. 1664; Arthur, 16 Apr. 1666, d. soon; Alice, 26 June 1668; Arthur, again, 18, bapt. 31 Jan. 1674; Jonathan, bapt. 23 Apr. 1676, d. at Dorchester, 9 Mar. 1723; and Lucy, or, as rec. of bapt. is Lois, 11 Aug. 1678. It is somewhere said, that he came 1639, and I will not controvert it; but he was only 77 at his d. 4 Mar. 1708. The w. had d. 2 Jan. 1708. He was a constable, and well dispos. to magnify his office, for amusing proof of which see Hutch. I. 254; wrote his name with ss. Mary m. Nov. 1678, Rev. John Norton of Hingham; Joanna m. a Perry; Alice m. Samuel Shepard; his s. Arthur, wh. was a mariner, m. 26 June 1701, Mary, d. of Sampson Stoddard, wh. d. 19 Sept. 1746. DANIEL, Watertown, youngest s. of Hugh of the same, stud. for a profess. and went as surg. of a vessel from Charlestown, of wh. James Ellson of that town was master, in 1678 or 9, was captur. as tradit. tells, by an Algerine corsair, and prob. d. in Barbary. 

DANIEL, Stonington 1673, s. of major John, rem. that yr. to New London or Norwich, m. Margaret, d. of Edward Dennison, for wh. he obt. liberty to come to Roxbury to her relations in the early spring of 1676, and for this yr. to dwell there, his s. Daniel, b. 26 Nov. 1674, was bapt. at R. 9 Apr. in that yr. and aft. her ret. prob. she d. and he at Hingham, m. 10 Oct. 1679, Rebecca, d. of Rev. Peter Hobart. He was that yr. sch.master at Norwich, rem. thence to Lebanon, and finally to Stonington, there d. 1736. By a sec. w. he had Hezekiah, 3 May 1677, tho. the copious and exact. fam. geneal. could not furnish the name, either bapt. or surname; yet the deficiency is well suppl. by the last, --- Peter, 9 Nov. 1680; Rebecca, 10 Feb. 1682; Margaret, 21 Dec. 1683; Samuel, 11 Feb. 1686; Abigail, 3 Feb. 1689; Priscilla, 17 Sept. 1691; and Nehemiah, 24 Nov. 1693; all at S. His w. d. 8 Apr. 1727. See Geneal. Reg. XV. 119. EDMUND, Watertown, a propr. 1642. EDWARD, one of the early sett. at Wethersfield, of wh. no more is kn. exc. that in 1640, aft. d. his inv. of a good est. is found in the rec. but no fam. is heard of. 

ELIAS, Salem, had there bapt. Sarah, and Mary, 23 May 1647; Hannah, 14 Jan. 1649; Martha, 18 May 1651; and Elias, 29 May 1653. His w. Jane d. 9 Nov. 1661, and his will of 1 May 1684, pro. 13 June 1688, ment. w. Elizabeth and no ch. but Sarah, w. of John Robinson, with gr.ch. John; and Mary, w. of George Cox, with gr.ch. George. Emma, a wid. of Eastwell, Co. Kent, who came in the Hercules, 1635, and had gr. of ld. 1637, at Salem, may have been his mo. tho. no ch. in the ship's list of passeng. is giv. HENRY, Scituate 1643, perhaps rem. to Dorchester, and may be the freem. of 1650, aft. 1656 a brewer in Boston, wh. d. 1676, and in his will of 6 Oct. of that yr. pro. next mo. [[vol. 3, p. 167]] ment. w. Esther, d. of the first Abraham Howe, no ch. and cous. i. e. niece Mary, d. of Joseph Eliot. HENRY, Boston, serv. to James Everell, d. 10 Nov. 1653. HUGH, Watertown, a tanner, came in the Francis, from Ipswich, Co. Suff'k. 1634, aged 28, with w. Esther, 22, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, had Hannah, b. 23 Sept. 1636; Elizabeth 3 Sept. 1638, d. young; Ruth, bur. 17 Dec. 1640; Mary, b. 18 Dec. 1640; John, 1 Jan. 1645; Joseph, 10 Aug. 1646; Daniel, 19 Feb. 1649, prob. H. C. 1666; and Sarah, 25 Sept. 1651; was rep. 1644, 5, 60 and oft. later to 1676 and 7; in 1632 a capt. and d. 10 Oct. 1678, and his wid. d. 21 May 1692. Hannah m. 17 Oct. 1653, Joshua Brooks of Concord; Mary m. 20 May 1668, Rev. Joseph Estabrook; and Sarah m. the same day capt. Andrew Gardner of Muddy riv. 

Of ano. HUGH we may be led to inq. the resid. by the passage in Drake's Hist. of Boston, 418, of expedit. into the Ind. country, 1676, by one of this name, when we may justly presume, that our Watertown rep. was too old for such severe duty. JACOB, Boston, s. of Ralph, prob. the instrument maker, of wh. Judge Sewall notes the d. 9 Feb. 1695, by w. Rebecca had Elizabeth b. 29 July 1671, d. soon; Elizabeth again, 23 Apr. 1676; Hannah, 25 May 1678; Jacob, 23 Apr. 1680; Rebecca, 24 Aug. 1681; and Joseph, 9 Feb. 1684. JOHN, the patentee of N. Hampsh by whose pub. spirit, tho. he never came in person to our country, so much was effect. in its sett. that he well deserves ment. in this work, d. 26 Nov. 1637, leav. only ch. Jane to inherit his vexatious principality. She m. John Tufton, Esquire, had John, wh. d. without issue, as is told by Farmer, and Robert, who took the name of Mason. 

JOHN, Dorchester, tho. thot. by some to have come 1630, with Winthrop prob. came early in 1632, was in Dec. of that yr. sent as lieut. with 20 men against a pirate at the E. for wh. in July foll. he was paid £10, and bec. capt. in Nov. aft. was first on the list of freem. 4 Mar. 1635, and disting. then by title of capt. rep. 1635 and 6, and this yr. rem. with Warham to Windsor, of great serv. in milit. and civ. life, finished the Pequot war, in 1637, being in chief com. rep. 1637 to 41, then Assist. to 59, then dep.-gov. for eight maj.-gen. and commiss. for the Congr. of N. E. 1647, 54, 5, 6, 9, and 61. From Windsor he rem. 1647 to Saybrook, thence to first sett. of Norwich 1659. By first w. wh. d. at W. we kn. not of any ch. but he took sec. w. in July 1639, nam. Peck, and had, perhaps, Isabel; certain. Priscilla, b. Oct. 1641; Samuel, July 1644; John, Aug. 1646; Rachel, Oct. 1648; Ann, June 1650; Daniel, Apr. 1652; and Elizabeth Aug. 1654; and d. at N. 30 Jan. 1672, in 72d yr. All that the diligence of Prince, the annalist, could gather to prefix to his Hist. of the Pequot war may be read in 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 122; and later inq. adds little; yet in Sparks's Amer. Biog. Vol. III. of 2d Series, is a copious [[vol. 3, p. 168]] biogr. of the great capt. writ. with much felicity, by the Rev. George E. Ellis. Isabel m. 17 June 1658, John Bissell of Windsor; Priscilla m. 8 Oct. 1664, Rev. James Fitch; Elizabeth m. 8 May 1671, Thomas Norton; Ann m. John Brown of Swanzey, and Rachel m. 12 June 1678, Charles Hill, as his sec. w. Thro. Daniel, the youngest s. the late Hon. Jeremiah deriv. descent. 

JOHN, Portsmouth, R. I. 1655, was, perhaps, of Westerly in 1669. JOHN, Watertown, an early sett. perhaps elder br. of Hugh, was a capt. d. 10 Oct. 1678, in 73d yr. by the gr.stone. JOHN, Dedham, s. of the first Robert, m. 5 May 1651, Mary, d. prob. of John Eaton, had Hannah, bapt. 15 July 1655; John, 23 Aug. 1657; and ano. d. 25 Aug. 1661. JOHN, Salem, bricklayer, 1661, may be he wh. m. at Charlestown 30 Jan. 1659, Ann Colliham. JOHN, Concord, wh. d. 10 Mar. 1667, had m. 11 Dec. 1662, Hannah Ramsden, and his ch. were John, b. 14 May 1664, and Hannah. JOHN, Norwich, s. of famous major John, freem. 1671, rep. 1672 and 4, in Philip's war was a capt. had bef. been a merch. dangerous. wound. in the great Narragansett fight, 19 Dec 1675, chos. an Assist. in May 1676, but 18 Sept. foll. d. of his wounds, leav. wid. Abigail, prob. d. of Rev. James Fitch, and ch. John, and Ann. John, the s. furnish. to Prince the Hist. of the Pequot war in MS. by his gr.f. 

JOHN, Dorchester, a tanner, was s. of Sampson, m. Content, d. of John Wales, d. 18 Mar. 1683, aged 26, says the inscript. on his gr.stone; he was brot. up by John Gornell, and had part of his est. JOHN, Hartford, d. 19 Feb. 1698, leav. good est. for these ch. Mary, then aged 20; Hannah, 17; John, 13; Joseph, 10; Abigail, 7; Jonathan, 4; and Lydia, 1. JOHN, Boston, merch. came a 1678, from London, m. Sarah, d. of Robert Pepper, had Sarah, b. 25 Aug. 1681; Susanna, 19 Mar. 1687; Samuel, 31 July 1689; Jonathan, 4 Jan. 1692; Abigail, 12 Apr. 1693; Benjamin, 23 Dec. 1695; and John, 1 Nov. 1697. He d. betw. 12 July 1698, the date, and 29 Sept. foll. when pro. of his will was made. His s. Benjamin is counted the progenit. of the late Hon. Jonathan of U. S. senate. Ano. JOHN, of Boston had w. Prudence, and ch. a few yrs. later. JOHN, Cambridge vill. now Newton, s. of Hugh of Watertown, freem. 1690, was a lieut. selectman, by w. Elizabeth eldest d. of lieut. John Hammond, had John, b. 22 Jan. 1677; Elizabeth 10 Nov. 1678; Abigail, 16 Dec. 1679; Samuel, 22 Jan. 1690; Hannah, 26 Jan. 1696; and Daniel, 10 Nov. 1698; w. d. 1714, and he d. a. 1720. JOSEPH, Portsmouth, in 1667, convey. his est. to br. Robert of Sulham, Co. Berks, in tr. for his three ds. Prob. he had been of Hampton 20 yrs. earlier. 

JOSEPH, Watertown, s. of Hugh, m. 5 Feb. 1684, Mary, d. of John Fiske, had Mary, b. 2 May 1685; Esther, 8 July 1686; Joseph, 2 Oct. 1688; and Sarah, 17 Nov. 1691; was freem. 1690, and d. 22 July 1702. His wid. d. 6 Jan. 1725. NICHOLAS, Saybrook 1648, may be thot. f. of that NICHOLAS, wh. m. at S. [[vol. 3, p. 169]] 11 May 1686, Mary, d. prob. of William Dudley. One Nicholas, perhaps from the E. was at Northampton, a soldier, 1676, in capt. Turner's comp. NOAH, Rehoboth 1675, was, perhaps, s. of Sampson. His w. Martha d. 6 Feb. 1676, and he m. at Taunton, 6 Dec. 1677, Sarah Fitch, had Noah, b. 17 Dec. 1678; John, 28 Nov. 1680; Mary, 12 Dec. 1682. 

RALPH, Boston, came in the Abigail, from London, 1635, was a joiner of Southwark, aged 35; with w. Ann, 35, the age perhaps careless. insert. and ch. Richard, 5; Samuel, 3; and Susan, 1; had here Zuriel, b. 11 Apr. 1637; John, 15 Oct. 1640; Jacob, 12 Apr. 1644; and Hannah, 23 Dec. 1647. But his will of 11 Jan. 1673, pro. 23 Jan. 1679, names only aged w. and the ch. Richard, Samuel, Susanna, John, and Jacob. Susanna m. 14 Dec. 1659, William Norton. RICHARD, Boston, prob. s. of the preced. m. 20 Nov. 1660, Sarah, d. of Henry Messenger, had Sarah, b. 3 Sept. 1661; Jacob, 17 Oct. 1662; Simeon, 23 Mar. 1664; and John, 9 Mar. 1671. ROBERT, Roxbury, where his w. d. Apr. 1637, rem. to Dedham, there d. 15 Oct. 1667. His s. John, Robert, and Thomas, who may all have been b. in Eng. had admin. of his est. 

ROBERT, Boston, by w. Sarah, d. of Robert Reynolds, had Robert; Sarah, b. 20 Aug. 1657; Nathaniel, 23 Dec. 1659; Philip, 16 July 1662; and Elizabeth 29 July 1669. He was freem. 1673. ROBERT, Medfield 1664, s. of Robert of Dedham, m. Abigail, d. prob. of John Eaton. ROBERT, Portsmouth, gr.s. of the patentee, nam. by the king, a couns. of the Prov. in 1680, d. 1688, leav. s. John Tufton M. and Robert Tufton M. to keep up the righteous but useless claim. ROBERT, Roxbury, m. 18 Nov. 1680 or 2, Elizabeth Chandler, wh. d. 1688, had Robert, b. 12, bapt. 20 Jan. 1684; Elizabeth wh. d. 1686; and John, bapt. 3 July 1687, d. in few days. ROGER, Hartford 1670, then propound. for freem. SAMPSON, Dorchester 1651, shoemaker, had prob. Sampson, wh. serv. in Philip's war; and John, b. a 1656; was of Reboboth 1657, Swaosey 10 yrs. later; a Bapt. wh. aft. his rem. permit. his s. John to be over. for bapt. 23 Sept. 1660, by John Gornel, tho. hims. was in his judgm. oppos. to that ordin. admin. to childr. and he liv. to Sept. 1676. See Bliss, 48. 

Of this man, Benedict, in Hist. I. 427, speaks, I believe, tho. he calls him Samuel, when he relates, that he was soldier on the Parl. side, in the great civil war, in the army bec. a Bapt. and here was one of the chief founders with Myles, of the ch. at Swansey, the first in Mass. He had, perhaps, s. Samuel, inhab. of Rehoboth many yrs. later, and others, as Sampson, Joseph, and Noah. SAMUEL, Boston, s. of Ralph, b. in Eng. m. 29 May 1662, Mary, d. of John Holman of Dorchester, had Mary, b. 19 Apr. 1663; Ann, 4 July 1665; Thomas, 6 Dec. 1668; Samuel, 18 Apr. 1671; John, 29 Jan. 1674; and Joseph, 24 Nov. 1678. He was freem. 1669. SAMUEL, Stonington, [[vol. 3, p. 170]] s. of major John, had w. Elizabeth and ch. Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth and Harriet; was lieut. in 1673; Assist. in 1683. For the name of the last d. suspicion was felt, and the fam. geneal. supplies one, Hannah, more consist. with our fathers╒ precision. Yet even the dilig. of Chancellor Walworth could not find the name of the first w. that bore him John, 19 Aug. 1676; Ann; and Sarah; nor give dates to the ds. The sec. w. Elizabeth Peck of Rehoboth, whose f. I seek in vain, m. 4 July 1694, had Samuel, 26 Aug. 1695, d. young; Elizabeth 6 May 1697; and Hannah, 14 Apr. 1699. He d. 30 Mar. 1705, and his wid. m. Gershom Palmer. 

SAMUEL, Hingham, m. June 1670, Judith Smith. SAMUEL, Rehoboth, s. prob. of Sampson, m. 2 Mar. 1682, Elizabeth Miller, had Samuel, b. 9 June 1683. STEPHEN, one of the first couns. nam. in the new chart. wh. William and Mary allow. Increase Mather to fill, was a merch. of London, prompt in friendship for us, tho. he never came to N. E. yet Hutch. II. 15, supposes him "from mere respect and gratitude" to be insert. At the first elect. our people were not prevented by respect and gratitude from leav. him out, as they did sev. others of the creatures of Mather. One Stephen, however, is put into Whitman's list of ar. co. 1686, but I doubt the correctn. THOMAS, Watertown 1637, perhaps rem. to Hartford bef. 1651, and thence in 1656 to Northampton, had w. Clemence, and only ch. Samuel, wh. was k. by the Ind. 25 Aug. 1675, and he d. 1 Dec. 1678. His wid. m. 2 Dec. 1679, deac. Thomas Judd, and d. 22 Nov. 1696. THOMAS, Salem, by w. Christian had Susanna, b. 22 Aug. 1687, and I see nothing more of him. THOMAS, Dedham 1642, prob. s. of the first Robert, b. in Eng. m. 23 Apr. 1653, Margery Partridge, had John, b. 3 Nov. 1655; and Mary, 8 Feb. 1658, liv. in that pt. wh. bec. Medfield, and was k. by the Ind. 21 Feb. 1676. His ho. was burn. I presume, at the same time. Sev. of his descend. have been gr. at Harv. and the number at all the N. E. coll. 1884, was twenty-seven, fourteen of wh. at H. C. among them Thaddeus, 1728, d; in 92d yr. 1 May 1806.

MASSEY, JEFFREY, Salem, one of the first mem. of the ch. there, freem. 14 May 1634, was clk. of the market 1642, d. 9 or 25 Nov. 1676, aged a. 84; had John, b. 1631, wh. by Dr. Bentley was call. the first b. male of the town; but Felt differs from that judgment, tho. the cradle in wh. he was rocked was long admired, and perhaps acknowl. as proof. His w. surv. as is infer. from the ment. by the s. in June 1680, in render. admin. acco. of the est. of his f. that his mo. was d. 

JOHN, Salem, s. of the preced. freem. 1668, m. 27 Apr. 1658, Sarah Wells, had Jeffrey, b. 14 May 1664, bapt. 30 July 1665; and John, 6 Oct. 1665; beside Thomas, 5 Dec. 1667, and Daniel, wh. both d. young; Sarah, b. 25 July 1669, wh. m. Miles Ward; and Thomas, again, 8 or 22 Mar. 1674, d. young. He kept the ferry to Beverly, in wh. office his s. John, who perhaps in 1687 liv. at Roxbury, and by w. Sarah, d. of Thomas Wells of Ipswich, had Ann, b. 11 Oct. of that yr. succeed. 1701, and the sen. d. 1 Sept. 1710.

MASSILOWAY. See Mussilloway.

MASSON. See Mason.

November 2000

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