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

Volume #3
Mazure - Meeredith

 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.

MAZURE, or MAZURYE, BENJAMIN, Salem, m. 23 Oct. 1676, Margaret Row, had Benjamin, b. 6 July 1679. JOSEPH, Salem, prob. br. of the preced. m. 25 Mar. 1680, Sarah, d. of John Pickworth, had Joseph, b. 25 Mar. 1681; Abigail, June 1683; Nathaniel, 23 Feb. 1687; Benjamin, 10 Nov. 1689. LAWRENCE, Salem, prob. br. of the preced. m. 25 Oct. 1670, Mary Kebbin, prob. the same as Kibby, had Mary, b. 15 Feb. 1673. I suppose in mod. days the spell. is Masury.

MCDONALD, JOHN, Boston 1657.


MCEWEN, or MEKEUNE, MCCUNE, or MECUNE, GERSHOM, Stratford, youngest s. of Robert m. Jan. 1737, Martha, d. of Samuel Picket, had Mary, b. Apr. 1738; Robert, June 1743; Sarah, Apr. 1747; and Samuel, Dec. 1749. JOHN, Stratford, eldest br. of the preced. m. Oct. 1727, Rebecca, d. of Daniel Picket, had EIiz. b. Mar. 1729, Daniel, Nov. 1730, wh. d. unm.; Nathan, Feb. 1733, d. at 5 yrs.; Rebecca, Sept. 1737, d. next yr.; Nathan, again, Nov. 1740; and John, Feb. 1745. The two youngest s. were m. ROBERT, Stratford 1686, a scotchman, came in the Henry and Francis, a sh. of 350 tons, charter. by the laird of Pitlochie, as Whitehead, in Hist. of Perth Amboy tells, or in the Caledonia (by ano. rep.) a man of war of 50 guns, to transport covenanters releas. from the tolbooths of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Sterling, on condition of transporta. to the colonies. No little of history interest attaches to this colony that land. their precious freight. at Perth Amboy. McEwen hims. wh. by tradit. is deriv. from Dumfries, explains: "In June 18, 1679, I was in an engagem. in Scotland, at Bothwell brigg, then of the age of 18 yrs. The 5th of Sept. 1685 we set sail to come to America, and land. at Amboy 18 Dec. and 18 Feb. foll. I came to Stratford." Here he was a tailor, made leather breeches for men, stays and mantys for women; and he says he m. 20 June 1695, Sarah Wilcockson, d. of Timothy, as the rec. says, noting the m. of 2 June, and of b. of two first ch. his own writ. agrees very near. with John, 20 or 23 Sept. 1697; and Elizabeth wh. he calls Betty, 7 Nov. 1699. Other ch. were Robert, 7 Mar. 1702; Sarah, 5 Nov. 1704; Timothy, 11, bapt. 27 Apr. 1707; and Gershom, b. 7 Apr. 1711; and the f. d. Feb. 1740. Of fellow-passeng. I presume very few (I hear with certain. of only one, came to N. E. and concur. reports say more than one third d. on the voyage to N. J. Not a few, Whitehead says, went back to Scotland, prob. aft. the revo. of 1688. 

ROBERT, Stratford, s. of the preced. m. Aug. 7, Mary, d. of Abel Birdsey, had Comfort, b. [[vol. 3, p. 190]] Sept. 1728; Sarah, Nov. 1730, Hezekiah, Oct 1732; and Eunice, 9 Aug. 1740. TIMOTHY, Stratford, br. of the preced. m. Aug. 1736, Abigail, d. of John Hurd, had Ruth, b. Sept. 1737; Ephraim, Dec. 1739; Abijah, Sept. 1742; Phebe, Apr. 1745; Ann, July 1747; perhaps William, said to have been lost at sea; George, June 1752; and Charity, Nov. 1754; and he d. Feb. 1788.

MEACHAM, ISAAC, Enfield, weaver, s. prob. of Jeremiah the first, liv. many yrs. at Salem, m. 28 Dec. 1669, wid. Deborah Perkins, d. of Thomas Browning, had Deborah, b. 15 Dec. 1670, d. next yr.; Isaac, 13 Nov. 1672; Jeremiah, 3 Nov. 1674, Israel, 28 Sept. 1676, wh. both d. without ch.; Ebenezer, 21 Feb. 1678; Ichabod, 11 Aug. 1679; Deborah, again, 8 Apr. 1681; and John, 11 June 1682. He rem. next yr. from S. and at E. had Mary, 1684; Joseph, 18 Feb. 1686, H. C. 1710, the first min. of Coventry 1713; and Benjamin, 1687; and d. 1692. JEREMIAH, Salem 1660, a fuller, m. Deborah, d. of John Brown of Watertown, had prob. Isaac, and Jeremiah, beside ds. Rhoda, wh. m. a West, and d. bef. her f. leav. Samuel; Sarah, wh. m. 4 Feb. 1668, Joseph Boyce or Boyes; Hannah, wh. m. 6 or 16 Feb. 1668, William Gill; Bethia, wh. m. Sept. 1672, George Hacker; and perhaps, Rebecca, wh. m. 27 Jan. 1675, John Macarty. He d. 1695, aged 81, and his will was pro. 12 Apr. of that yr. 

JEREMIAH, Salem, s. of the preced. m. 3 Jan. 1673, Mary Trask, d. of Henry, had Jeremiah, b. 21 Dec. 1673. Perhaps he rem. to Windham, and d. there 14 Apr. 1743, aged 99. His will, of 31 Dec. 1729, names w. Deborah, ch. Daniel, John, James, Joseph, and gr.s. John. JOHN, Salem, m. 28 May 1697, Mary, d. of William Cash.

MEADE, MEADES, or MEDE, DAVID, Cambridge, vill. perhaps s. of Gabriel, m. at Watertowrn, 24 Sept. 1675, Hannah Warren, perhaps d. of David, had Hannah, b. 17 Sept. 1676; and David, 1678; rem. to Billeriea, freem. 1683; rem. to Woburn, there had John, 14 Aug. 1685, Sarah, 24 Oct. 1688; Susanna, 11 Oct. 1690; and. perhaps, rem. again. Hannah m. 14 Oct 1701, Ebenezer Locke. GABRIEL, Dorchester, freem. 2 May 1638, d. 12 May 1666, in 79th yr. as was supos. His will, of 18 Jan. 1654, pro. 17 July 1667, names w. Johanna, b. prob. was a sec. w. s. David, and four ds. Lydia, Experience, Sarah, and Patience. Lydia m. l9 Oct. 1652, James Burgess; Experience m. 4 Dec. 1663, Jabez Heaton; Sarah m. 30 Nov. 1664, Samuel Eddy; and Patience m. 28 Apr. 1669, Matthias Evans, all, I think, of Boston. He had also s. not nam. in the will, Israel, b. 1639, wh. liv. at Watertown, some yrs. but rem. to D. in Aug. 1674, and, perhaps, later to Woburn. 

ISRAEL, Woburn, prob. s. of the preced. m. 26 Feb. 1662, Mary, d. of wid. Mary Hall, had Margaret, b. 20 Jan. 1676; Mary, 10 Feb. 1682; Ruth, 10 Aug 1684; Ebenezer, 10 May 1686, and, perhaps, some earlier. Magaret m. Joseph Locke, as sec. w. JAMES, Wrentham, by Judith had Grace, b. 11 Dec. 1692; and James, 9 Oct. 1694; and [[vol. 3, p. 191]] his w. d. that same day. JOHN, Grenwich, prob. s. of Joseph, proound. for freem. 1670. JOSEPH, Stamford 1657, rem. to Grenwich, was freem. 1662, rep. 1669-71. NICHOLAS, Charlestown 1680, had by w. Elizabeth wh. join. the ch. 6 Mar. 1681, Susanna, bapt. 13 Mar. 1681; Elizabeth 14 Aug. 1681, and, perhaps, rem. RICHARD, Roxbury 1663, freem. 1665, had Richard, a mariner, wh. d. bef. 15 Feb. 1679, when the f. took admin. on the st. but that s. was, I think, not b. at R. The f. m. 6 Nov. 1678, Mary, a sec. w. and d. I believe, 21 Feb. 1689. THOMAS, Salem, m. 31 Jan. 1673, Mary, perhaps wid. of Thomas Day. 

WILLIAM, Gloucester, 1641, one of the selectmen 1647, rem. to New London, bef. Oct. 1653, wben he w as rep. but never aft. tho. liv. 1669. WILLIAM, Roxbury, br. of Richard, had Rebecca, and d. Oct. 1683, and his wid. 8 days aft. His will, made the day of his d. if the rec. be right, pro. 2 Nov. 11. foll. names only br. Richard, w. Rebecca, and s. in-law Joseph, Stanton, tho. undutiful. The wid. made her will 5, pro. 15 Nov. foll. Nineteen of the name had, in 1834, been gr. at the coll. of N. E. of wh. only one was of Harv.

MEADER, JOHN, Dover 1653, by w. Abigail, had Elizabeth b. 26 Mar. 1665; John; Sarah, 11 Jan. 1669; and Nathaniel, 14 June 1671, wh. k. by the Ind. 23 Apr. 1704, and, perhaps, Nicholas. Sarah m. 16 Mar. 1692, Edward Wakeham. Belkn. I. 168; and Niles, in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. 254. NATHANIEL, Dover, s. of the preced. by w. Eleanor had Lydia, b. 25 Aug. 1696; Daniel, 3 Nov. 1698; Nathaniel, 8 Mar. 1700; Elizabeth 3 Apr. 1702; and Eleanor, posthum. 3 June 1704. NICHOLAS, Dover, perhaps br. of the preced. w. Lydia had Keziah, 23 June 1709; Samuel, 15 Jan. 1711; Nicholas, 9 Oct, 1712; John, 8 Oct. 1715; and Daniel, 6 Nov. 1718.

MEADOWS, PHILIP, Roxbury m. Apr. 16 1641, Elizabeth d. of Stephen Iggulden or Iggleden, had Hannah, b. 1 Feb. 1643. Perhaps he rem. for no more is found of him in the rec.

MEAKINS, or MEEKINS, JOHN, Hartford, is in the list of freem. 1669, d. 1706, leav. wid. Mary, ds. Mary Belden, Sarah Spencer, beside Rebeecca, and Hannah, unm. when his will of 1702 was made, and three s. John, Joseph, and Samuel. Of these, John was. a lieut. d. 1739, aged 76; Samuel was a lieut. d. 1733, in 60th yr. The wid. wh. may have been sec. w. was d. of John Biddle, and she d. 1725 in 78th yr. THOMAS, Boston 1633, came prob. in the Griffin, adm. with w. Catharine of Boston ch. 2 Feb. foll. then call. "serv. to our br. Edmund Quincy," freem. 9 Mar. 1637 prob. d. in few yrs. and his wid. went to live at Roxbury, with a s. Thomas, there d. "an aged woman," as Eliot writes "mo. of br. Meakins," 3 Feb. 1651. 

THOMAS, Braintree, s. of tbe preced. b. in Eng. came, no doubt, with his f. and mo. 1633, "serv. to our br. Edmund Quincy," as on adm. to the ch. 30 Mar. foll. he is call. was freem. 25 [[vol. 3, p. 192]] May 1636, had Joseph, bapt 5 May 1639, at Boston, and at Braintree, Sarah, b. 24 Apr. 1641; and Thomas, 8 June 1643; was rep. 1644; rem. to Roxburg there had Hannah, bapt. 13 Mar. 1647; and John, 28 Jan. 1649, d. in May foll. and his w. Sarah d. in childbed, 21 Jan. 1651, says. the ch. rec. wh. adds "she was a gracious woman, and left a good savor behind her." The Braintree rec. ment. that Helen M. was drown. 3 Dec. 1638; and she may have been ch. but more prob. sis. of this man. He rem. to Hadley, with sec w. Elizabeth m. says rec. of R. 14 Feb. 1651 (unless this be antedat.) wh. d. 1683 without ch. and he d. 10 Dec. 1687. He had ds. Mary, I suppose b. at Braintree, wh. m. at Nathaniel Clark of Northampton, bore him two ds. and in 1669 m. John Allis of Hatfield; and Hannah, w. of Joseph Belknap, wh. d. 26 Dec. 1688, to share his prop. acc. his will, with heirs of his only s. THOMAS, Hatfield, s. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Thomas Bunce of Hartford, had Sarah, b. 1667; Mary, 1670; John, 1672; Thomas, 1673, and Mehitable, 1675; and he was k. by the Ind. 19 Oct. of that yr. His wid. m. next yr. John Downing.

MEANE, or MEANS, JOHN, Cambridge, by w. Ann had John, b. 3 Feb. 1638, wh. d. 10 Aug. of the yr. foll.; Sarah, Feb. 1640; Mary, 3 Apr. 1644; John, again, posthum. 19 Sept. wh. was bur. 21 0ct. 1646; but the f. d. or was bur. 19 Mar. bef. The wid. m. John Hastings, outliv. him, and d. 10 June 1667, acc. Harris, Epit. 170, but her inv. tak. 3 Apr. 1666, says she d. 25 Mar. preced. Her d. sarah m. 10 Apr. 1655, Walter Hastings, s. of John, but not, as Harris, Epit. 32, makes him, also, of Ann Meane, and she d. 27 Aug. 1673; Mary, m. 12 Nov. 1661, Samuel Hastings, s. of John.

MEARS, JAMES, Boston, feltmaker, s. of Robert, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 1 Aug. 1668; Edward, 22 Mar. 1670; Robert, 29 Jan. 1672; Oliver, 3 Dec 1673; Hannah, 28 Jan. 1677, d. soon; Hannah, again, 2 June 1678; John, 12 May 1680; Nathaniel, 7 Oct. 1682, d. soon; and Nathaniel, again, 26 Sept. 1683. In 1704 he sold the ld. on wh. the French, or Huguenot, chapel was soon built, wh. in 1748 was sold to the relig. soc. that symboliz. with Rev. Andrew Croswell, and in 1785 pass. into the hands of Roman Catholics, where on 2 Nov. 1788 was for the first time in Boston held the performance of the mass. There the pious services of Rev. Father Matignon, and of the blessed Cheverus, aft. a Cardinal, and Archbp. of Bordeaux, were giv. to a very small congrega. 

JOHN, Boston, br. of the preced. d. 12 Nov. 1663, under mid. age, leav. wid. Mary and posthum. s. John, b. 28 Dec.; had made his will 26 Sept. bef. as in Geneal. Reg. XII. 153. Ano. JOHN, of Boston, by w. Lydia had John, b.5 July 1678. ROBERT, Boston, tailor, came in the Abigail, 1635, from London, aged 43, with w. Elizabeth 30; Samuel, [[vol. 3, p. 193]] wh. prob. d. soon; and John, 3 mos.; and his w. Elizabeth join. our ch. July 1636; had Stephen, b. 25 Dec. or earlier, bapt. same mo. 1637, Samuel, 7, bapt. 13 June 1641; and James, 3, bapt. 31 Mar. 1644. His will, of 20 Feb. 1667, pro. 10 Sept. foll. ment. w. Elizabeth ch. Samuel, and James, and gr;ch. John, s. of John, dec. SAMUEL, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Mary had Stephen, b. 21 Nov. 1665; EIiz. 9 Apr. 1668; Samuel, 22 May 1671; and Mary, 26 Nov. 1673.

MEASURE, or MASUER, WILLIAM, New London 1664, m. that yr. Alice, wid. of Jokn Tinker, rem. to Lyme bef. 1671, was rep. 1676, d. 24 Mar. 1688, and admin. of his est. was giv. 26 June of that yr. to Alice, his wid. b Sir E. Andros.

MECARTER, or MACARTY, JOHN, Salem, m. 27 Jan. 1675, Rebecca, perhaps d. of Jeremiah Meacham, had John, b. 13 Jan. foll.; Rebecca, 4 Feb. 1678; Jeremiah, 9 Sept. 1679; Peter, 1 Nov. 1681; Andrew, 6 June 1684; James, 17 Nov. 1686; Isaac, 3 June 1689; and Rebecca, again, 6 Feb. 1691. The spell. of this name is from Essex Inst. II. 298.

MECOCK, MEACOCK, MAYCOCK, or MECOKE, PETER, Newtown, L. I. 1656. His wid. Mary m. Thomas Case of Fairfield, bef. 1661. THOMAS, Milford 1658, rem. to Guilford 1667, was a propr. 1685.

MEDBURY, JOHN, Swansey, by w. Sarah had Benjamin, b. 5 Mar. 1682 or 3.

MEECH, JOHN, Charlestown, rec. says, was there 1629, but no more is ever heard. Young's Chron. 375.

MEEK, RICHARD, Marblehead 1668.

MEEKER, MECAR, or MEAKER, ROBERT, New Haven, m. 1651, Susan Turberfield, rem. to Fairfield, bef. 1670. WILLIAM, New Haven 1657 sued Thomas Mulliner that yr. for slander in bewitching his pigs.

MEER, or MEERS, THOMAS, Salem, d. Sept. 1674, of wh. we kn. only that his br. John was made admor.

MEGAPOLENSIS, JOHN, s. of a min. of the same name, came in the sum. of 1642, aged 39, with w. 42, to New York from Holland, and was first employ. by the patroon, Van Rensselaer, up the river, but soon aft. is found at the city, and lastly on L. I. While at Albany, he wrote 1644, his acco. of the Maquas, or Mohawks. He had Hellegord, Dirck, Jan, and Samuel, of the ages respectively, 14, 12, 10 and 8, that is, I imagine at the time of arr. Samuel was sent to H. C. 1657, stud. there 3 yrs.thence to Leyden Univ. where he was adm. M. D. was licens. as min. came back to New Amsterdam, and was the dominie, yet of such good capac. for worldly affairs, that Gov. Stuyvesant made him one of the Commissr. for adjust. the terms of surrender of that Prov. 1665, to the Eng.

MEGDANIEL, JOHN, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 13 Sept. 1659.

MEIGGS, JOHN, Weymouth, s. of Vincent, b. in Eng. had John, b. 29 Feb. 1642, rem. prob. to Rehoboth 1643, next to New Haven, a 1647, not long aft. a. 1654, to Guilford, thence, last, a. 1662, to Killingworth, where both he and s. John are in the list of freem. 1669, d. 4 Jan. 1672. He had only one s. four ds. Mary, w. of William Stevens, Concurrence, w. of Henry Crane; Trial, w. of Andrew Ward; and Elizabeth w. of Richard [[vol. 3, p. 194]] Hibbell wh. had d. bef. her f. He was a tanner, had large est. and some books, of wh. one was a Latin and Greek Dict. JOHN, Guilford, s. of the preced. m. 1665, Sarah Wilcoxson, had Sarah, b. 14 Feb. 1668; John, 10 Nov. 1670; a s. Janna, 21 Dec. 1672; Ebenezer, 19 Sept. 1675; Hannah, 25 Feb. 1678; Esther, 10 Nov. 1680; and Mindwell, 1682. He had sec. w. Lydia, perhaps wid. of Isaac Cruttenden, and d. 9 Nov. 1713. His s. John, with his f. were proprs. 1695, at G. MARK, New Haven 1646 or 7, br. of the first John, being rather wild, rem. to L. I. and is not ment. again. 

VINCENT, New Haven 1646, prob. carr. thither by s. John, he being an old man, hav. only two ch. kn. to us, rem. to Guilford, and again rem. d. at what is now Killingworth, Dec. 1638, his will of 2 Sept. being pro. 2 Dec. of that yr. A slight fam. acc. is in Geneal. Reg.IV.91, very imperf. better than nothing, but not much. Early the name is Meggs always.

MELBY, NATHANIEL, Hull, freem. 1680, seems to me a wrong name. I never heard of it in N. E.

MELCHER, EDWARD, Portsmouth 1684, d. 1695. The name remains in N. H.

MELLEN, MELIN, MELLING, or other var. ISAAC, New Haven 1657, rem. soon aft. 1664, prob. to Virginia. JACOB, New Haven, br. of Isaac. See Melyen. JAMES, Malden, s. of Richard, m. a. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Richard Dexter, had Elizabeth b. 4 Sept. 1659; Mary, 8 July 1661, d. soon; James, 14 Apr. 1663; Mary, again, 1664; Richard 24 Apr. 1665; John, 17 Sept. 1666; Sarah, 27 Nov. 1668; Thomas, 11 May 1670; William, 22 Aug. 1671; and he d. bef. 15 June 1680, when adm. of his. est. was giv. to his w. Elizabeth wh. m. that yr. Stephen Barrett. JOHN, perhaps of Watertown, s. it may be, of James, m. Elizabeth of John Gale, d. of Henry Spring, wh. in his will of 29 June 1695, names her, when Barry thinks the h. may have been d. 

RICHARD, Weymouth, freem. 7 Sept. 1639, rem. to Charlestown, there had James, b. 4 June 1642, bef ment. unless the date be wrong, as of the rec. is the name Mellers, wh. deceiv. Farmer, making him think it was a real new name. See Geneal. Reg. 1. 194 and lV. 269. He had, also, at Weymouth, if the date be right. Sarah, 4 Apr. 1643; prob. Mary, and, perhaps, otbers. Of no fam. in the land is the investigat. more difiicult, the spell. more various, the dates more perverse, the deficiencies more num. SAMUEL, Fairfield, d. bef. 1659, and John Ufford of Milford had admin. It may be that this gent. was Dutch, from Monhados, now New York. 

SIMON, Boston, on Winnisemet side, perhaps s. of Richard by w. Mary, had Simon, b. 25 Sept. 1665; rem. to Malden, had Thomas, Aug. 1668; Richard, 2 Mar. 1672; Mary; James, a. 1682; and John, b. in Watertown, 29 Jan. 1686; rem. to [[vol. 3, p. 195]] Sherborn, and d. 19 Dec 1694. From him, thro. Thomas, descend. Prentiss, H. C. 1784, disting. as first Ch. J. of Maine. Seven of this name had been gr. at Harv. in 1834, and two at Bowd.

MELLOWS, or MELLHOUSE, ABRAHAM, Charlestown, adm. of the ch. with w. Martha, and s. Edward in 1633, freem. 14 May 1634 d. as early as 1639, leav. six ch. says Felt, and Frothingham asserts, that he adventur. L50. in the comp. wh. I presume, means bef. com. from Eng. His will was brot. into court in June 1639. EDWARD, Charlestown, s. of the preced. b.in Eng. came prob. with his f. and mo. freem. 4 Mar. 1634, constable 1637; w. Hannah had Hannah, bapt. 22 Nov. 1636; Mary, 21 July 1638; Martha, 26 Oct. 1640, wh. d. 25 Feb. 1643; Edward; Elizabeth 5 Mar. 1644; and Abraham, 22 June 1645; was town clk. and selectman five yrs. d. 5 May 1650, since wh. none of the name is kn. at C. His wid. m. 24 June 1651, Joseph Hills. JOHN, Boston, s. of Oliver, b. in Eng. by w. Martha had John, b. 8 Apr. 1647, d. soon; Martha, 8 Feb. 1654; Elizabeth 15 Dec. 1656; Elisha, 16 Nov. 1659; Oliver, 3 Apr. 1662; Joseph, 6 Dec. 1664; Sarah, 16 Oct. 1667; Mary, 19 Mar. 1670; John, again, 5 Mar. 1676; and by w. Sarah, had Elisha, again, 16 Mar. 1681; but perhaps there were two of the same name (not discrim. by the rec.) to have these ch.; was freem. 1671, had gr. of ld. in the Stonington country. 

OLIVER, Boston 1634, with w. Elizabeth adm. of our ch. 20 July freem. 3 Sept. foll. disarm. in 1637, as one of the support of Wheelwright, had Samuel, bapt. 7 Dec. 1634; Martha, 6 Mar. 1636; and Mary, 26 Aug. 1638; soon aft. d. at Braintree, and there prob. had liv. His wid. m. 1640 or 1, Thomas Makepeace of Dorchester. Martha m. 13 Sept. 1655, Joseph Waters; and Mary, same day, m. Emanuel Springfield.

MELVILLE, DAVID, Barnstable 1691, merch. rem. to Eastham, there by w. d. of Rev. Samuel Willard, had Thomas, b. 25 July, 1697; Mary, 31 July 1699; Abigail and Elizabeth tw. 28 May 1702 ; and David 17 Oct. 1704.

MELVIN, JOHN, Charlestown, by w. Hannah, wh. d. 27 May 1696, aged 41, had John, b. 29 Aug. 1679, bapt. 13 Feb. 1681, the w. being adm. of the ch. two wks. bef.; Hannah, 15, bapt. 21 Aug. 1681; Robert, bapt. 20 Jan. 1684; James, 20 Mar. 1686; Jonathan, 29 May, bapt. 3 June 1688; David, 29 Oct. bapt. 2 Nov. 1690; and Benjamin, bapt. 24 Feb. 1695.

MELYNE, MELYENE or MALINE ISAAC, New Haven, br. of Jacob, whose f. (always call. Mr. without name of bapt. as on list of those sw. to fidel. 7 Apr. 1657) had prob. brot. them both from Holland or New York; but this s. the last ment. is 1663, and whether he had w. and fam. or not is unkn. It must be very easy to distinguish this fam. from [[vol. 3, p. 196]] the numerous Mellens. JACOB, New Havenn took o. of fidel with his f. (wh. had been there seat. in the ch. as early as 1655, prob. a Dutchman from New York), m. 1662, perhaps, Hannah, d. of George Hubbard, but aft. 1663, had rem. to Boston, was a leather seller, constable sev. yrs. bef. and aft. 1695, he had been chos. guardian 27 July 1693, by his neph. Riderus, call. hims. s. of Isaac, late of Virg. planter. His will, of 27 Sept. 1706, pro. 26 Dec. foll. speaks of his advanced age and infirm.; names w. Hannah and only two ch. Samuel, H. C. 1696, and Abigail Tilley, w. of William, aft. of Hon. Samuel Sewall, Ch. J. and explains his act in giv. equal. to s. and d. bec. for his liberal educ. he had expend. £300. 

This s. SAMUEL, stands the lowest in the class, being ninth in the mod. catal. but in the old catal. of the Magnalia, the class contain. but eight. I found at the State House a letter from Samuel (teach. the gram. sch. 1700 at Hadley) to Cotton Mather, beg. his aid in restoring him to a higher rank; but the consequence was, that Mather had his cous. Roland Cotton insert. in the catal. as second next aft. Gov. Vaughan, and poor Melyen took nothing but one peg lower by his motion. So that he had shown greater discret. in keep. quiet, than in ask. the patronage of his Boston friend. His wid. d. Nov. 1717. SAMUEL, FairfieId, perhaps br. of Jacob, and uncle of the preced. had d. bef. 1660.

MENDAM, MENDALL, or MENDON, RICHARD, Kittery 1663, may have been s. of, if not the same as, the foll. ROBERT, Duxbury 1638, or earlier, sold, in 1639, ho. and ld. rem. to Kittery bef. 1647, and 1652 submit. to Mass. was constable that yr. and in 1666 was of the gr. jury. WILLIAM, Braintree 1667.

MENDLOVE, MARK, Plymouth 1637, Duxbury 1640. WILLIAM, Plymouth 1633. Yet in 1643 the name is not seen.

MENTOR, THOMAS, a soldier, k. 18 Sept. 1675, by the Ind. at Bloody brook, with "the flower of Essex," under Lothrop.

MEPHAM, MAPHAM, or MIPHAM, JOHN, Guilford 1639, one of the seven pillars at found. of ch; in 1643, and d. 1647, leav. only ch. John, wh. was rememb. in the will of Timothy Baldwin that m. his mo. in 1649, and wh. had third h. Thomas Tapping. JOHN, Southampton, L. I. 1673, print. Mepham in a valua. paper, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 88, was prob. s. of the preced.

MERCER, THOMAS, Boston, d. 28 May 1699. In his will, of 8. Apr. 1698, he names w. Elizabeth and their ch. William, the eldest, Thomas and Sarah. Perhaps he had, in 1665, been of Sheepscot. Sullivan, 287. TIMOTHY, Windsor 1649, of wh. all we kn. is he was fined that yr. A Lucy M. came in the Defence, 1635, aged 19, from London.

MERCHANT, or MARCHANT, JOHN, Braintree, whose w. Sarah d. 3 Dec. 1638, rem. I think, soon to R. I. and 2 June 1639 was allow. inhab. of [[vol. 3, p. 197]] Newport. Perhaps he was aft. of Yarmouth, there had Mary, b. 20 May 1648; Abijah, 10 Jan. 1651. WILLIAM, Watertown, 1639, by w. Mary had Mary, b; 24 Mar. 1642, and rem. to Ipswicb, there d. 4 Sept. 1668. His wid. Mary, in her will of 1679, calls her d. Mary Osborn.

MEEREDITH. See Ameredith. JONAH M. was one of the soldiers in Gallup's comp. in the doleful serv. 1690.

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