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

Volume #3
Meriam - Middleton

 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.

MERIAM, GEORGE, Concord, freem. 2 Jan. 1641, by w. Susannah had Elizabeth b. 8 or 11 Nov. 1641; Samuel 21 July 1642; Hannah, 14 July 1645; Abigail, July 1647; Sarah, 17 July 1649; and Susanna His w. d. 8 Oct. 1675, and he d. 29 Dec aft. One of the ds. d. 10 Aug. 1646. JOHN, Boston, freem. 1647, by w. Sarah had Samuel, bapt. 9 Dec. (yet ano. rec. says b. 14, perhaps for 4) 1655, Sarah, 25 Apr. 1658; Thomasine, 23 Sept. 1660; and Mary, 24 May 1663; was selectman 1681. JOHN, Concord, s. of Joseph, freem. 1677, m. Mary Cooper, says Shattuck, was, perhaps, of Lexington 1679. He had John, it is said. JOHN, Concord, freem. 1690, may have been s. of William the first, and possib. of Hampton, there tak. o. of alleg. Dec. 1678. 

JOSEPH, Concord, of George, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, had Joseph, b. prob. in Eng. and John, 9 July 1641, bef. ment. and had d. 1 Jan. bef. He had other ch. as by his will of 29 Dec. 1640, speaking of sons and ds. and leav. care of all to w. Sarah, appears in Geneal. Reg. II.184. JOSEPH, Concord, s. of the preced. prob. b. in Eng. m. 12 July 1653, Sarah, d. of Gregory Stone of Cambridge, had Sarah, b. 2 Aug. 1654; Lydia, 3 Aug. 1656; Joseph, 1658; and prob. other ch.; was freem 1650: JOSEPH, Lynn, s. of the first William, m. 19 Aug. 1675, Sarah Jenkins, had Joseph, b. 10 July 1676; Benjamm, 23 Apr. 1678; Sarah, 26 Feb. 1681; Elizabeth 2 July 1683; and, perhaps, others; was freem. 1691. ROBERT, Concord, br. George, freem. 13 Mar. 1639 (the day bef. his br. Joseph), was town clk. 1654-76, rep. 1655-8, deac. d. 15 Feb. 1682, aged 72, 1eav. no ch. His will of 10 Dec. bef. pro. 4 Apr. foll. names w. Mary, brs. Joseph and George, and their ch. and the wid. d. 22 July 1693, aged 72. SAMUEL, Lynn, perhaps s. of William, m. 22 Dec. 1669, Elizabeth Townsend, may have rem. to Concord, there bec. the freem. of 1690. 

SAMUEL, Charlestown, by w. Mary had Samuel, bapt. 4 Jan. 1691; Catharine, 26 Apr. 1691; Edward, 11 June 1693; and Isaac, 11 Nov. 1694. WILLIAM, Concord 1645, freem. 1649, then, perhaps, of Boston, but in short time of Lynn, had w. Sarah, and ch. Joseph, Williarm, and John, bef. ment. however inadequate. d. 1689. WILLIAM, Lynn, s. prob. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 8 Nov. 1654; John, 13 Sept. 1657, d. young; Sarah, 3 June 1660, d. next yr.; Rebecca, 21 Oct. 1662; Sarah, again, 14 Sept. 1665; William, 8 Mar. 1688; John, again, 25 Apr. 1671; his w. d. and he m. 11 [[vol. 3, p. 198]] Oct. 1676, Ann Jones, wh. d. 29 July foll. He, or the s. of the same name, was freem. 1691. He wrote his name Mirriam. Three had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and six at other N. E. coll.

MERING, JOSEPH, a soldier at Hatfield 1676, in Turner's comp. from the E.

MERLAN, JOHN, Hampton 1649.

MERRELLS, THOMAS, Hartford, had Thomas, bapt. 1 Nov. 1646. Perhaps the name was Merrill.

MERRICK, JAMES, Marblehead 1668. JOHN, Hingham d. 2 July 1647, leav. John, and prob. wid. Elizabeth wh. sold est. there in 1649, to Thomas Thaxter. JOHN, Boston, perhap s. of the preced. m. 3 Apr. 1655, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Wyborne, had Deborah, nam. in the will of her gr.f. JOSEPH, Eastham, s. of William, m. 1 1684, Elizabeth Howes, had Elizabeth b. l Jan. 1685; Mary, 7 July 1687; JOSEPH, 8 Mar. 1690; William, 26 Jan. 1693; and Isaac, 12 Aug. 1699. STEPHEN, Eastham, s. of William, m. 28 Dec. 1670, Mercy, d. of Edward Bangs, had Stephen, b. 26 Mar. 1673. 

THOMAS, Springfield, tradit. said to have come from Wales thro. Roxbury, and reach. S. in 1636; but there is evidence that he was of Hartford early in 1638. He was very young, if he left as is said, his native land in 1630; and no trace is seen at R. of him, or of f. or more of br. or sis. nor can the name be found there bef. 1649. At S. he m. 14 July 1639, Sarah, d. of Rowland Stebbins, wh. was the third m. in that town, of any Eng. had Thomas, b. 12 Feb. 1641, the third b. of the town rec. d. young; Sarah, 1643; Mary, 1645, d. soon; Mary, 1647; and Hannah, 10 Feb. 1650. In 1643 he m. Elizabeth Tilley, had Elizabeth b. 1654, d. young; Miriam, 1656, d. at 28 yrs.; John, 1658; Elizabeth again, 1661; Thomas, 1664; Tilley, 1667; James, 1670; and Abigail, 1673; was freem. 1665, and d. 7 Sept. 1704. Five of his ds. and four s. were m. John, Thomas, and James liv. at John had 13 ch. of wh. nine liv. and Jonathan, Y. C. 1725, was one of them; Thomas had seven ch. and James seven, of wh. was Noah, Y. C. 1731, first min. of Wilbraham; Tilley had one s. and four ds. liv. chiefly at Brookfield, but a. 1732, at S. WILLIAM, Duxbury, 1640, was one of the orig. proprs. of Bridgewater, early rem. to Eastham, by w. Rebecca had William, b. 15 Sept. 1643; Stephen, 12 Mar 1646; Rebecca, 28 July 1648; Mary, 4 Nov. 1650; Ruth, 15 May 1652; Sarah, 1 Aug. 1654; John, 15 Jan. 1657; Isaac, 6 Jan. 1661; Joseph, 1 June 1662; and Benjamin, 1 Feb. 1665; was an ens. and d. a. 1688. Mary m. 23 May, 1667, Stephen Hopkins. WILLIAM, Eastham, eldest s. of the preced. m. 23 May 1667, Abigail, d. of Giles Hopkins, had Rebecca, b. 28 July 1668; and William, 1 Aug. 1670, and d. 20 Mar. foll. 

Of this name, that is frequently giv. Mirrick or Myrick four had, in 1828, been gr. at Harv. and three at Yale. [[vol. 3, p. 199]]

MERRILL, or MERRILLS, Abel, Newbury, s. of Nathaniel m. 10 Feb. 1671, Priscilla, d. of Aquila Chase, had Abel, b. 28 Dec. foll.; Susanna, 14 Nov. 1673; Nathan, 3 Apr. 1676; Thomas, 1 Jan. 1679; Joseph, 12 July 1681; Nathaniel, 6 Feb. 1684; Priscilla, 13 July 1686; and James, 27 Jan. 1689. ABRAHAM, Newbury, br. of the preced. m. 1 Jan. 1661, Abigail, d. perhaps, of John Webster of Ipswich, had Abigail, b. 13 Aug. 1665; Mary, 5 July 1667; Prudence, 26 Apr. 1669, d. young; Hanna, 9 Jan. 1671; John, 15 Oct. 1673; Jonathan, 19 Jan. 1676; David, 20 Feb. 1678; Sarah, 9 Oct. 1619; Susanna, 6 Dec. 1681, d. in few days; and Prudence, again, 1 Oct. 1683. DANIEL, Newbury, br. of the preced. m. 14 May 1667, Sarah Clougb, had John, b. 7 Oct. 1674; Sarah, 15 Oct. 1677; Ruth, 7 Feb. 1681; Moses and Martha, tw. 3 Sept. 1683; and Stephen, 16 Sept. 1688; and by w. Esther had three more ch.; was freem. 1683 or 4,; his name being in the list of both yrs. 

JEREMIAH, Boston, by w. Sarah had Jeremiah, b. 22 Aug. 1652; and Sarah, 14 Aug. 1655. JOHN, Newbury, one of the first sett. freem. 13 May 1640, d. 12 Sept. 1673; by w. Elizabeth wh. d. 14 July, 1682, had Hannah, b.in Eng. wh. m. 24 May 1647, Stephen Swett; and d. 4 Apr. 1662. JOHN, Hartford, prob. s. of Nathaniel of Newbury, had a lot, Porter says, in 1657, was made freem. next yr. m. Sarah, d. of the first John Watson of the same, had Sarah, b. 10 Sept. 1664; Nathaniel, 15 Jan. 1667; John, 7 Apr. 1669; Abigail, 21 Dec. 1670; Daniel, 15 June 1673; Wolterton, 28 June 1675 Susanna, 20 May 1677; Abel, 25 Jan. 1680; Isaac, 11 Mar. 1682; and Jacob, 27 Mar. 1686. He had much of est. of Gregory Wolterton, for wh. he gave one of his s. that name; was deac. and d. 18 July 1712, when the eight s. were liv. Sarah m. 22 Sept. 1687, Samuel Kellogg; and Susanna m. John Turner. These hs. Join. with the s. in partit. of the prop. In early rec. the name in Conn. had final s. but it is reject. by all the num descend. 

NATHANIEL, Newbury, br. of the first John, m. Susanna Jordan, had Nathaniel, b. 1638; John, bef. ment. wh. was prob. oldest; Abraham; Susanna; Daniel, Aug. 1642; Abel, 20 Feb. 1644; and d. 16 Mar. 1655. His will of 8 Mar. pro. 27 of same, ment. w. and the six ch. all under 21 yrs. made Nathaniel excor. with overseers. NATHANIEL, Newbury, s. of the preced. m. 15 Oct. 1661, Joanna Kenney, had John, b. 16 Feb. 1663; Nathaniel, 8 Feb. 1665; Peter, Aug. 1667, Hannah, 12 July 1672; and Mary, 18 Sept. 1675; and he d. 1 Jan. 1683. Seven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and twenty at the other N. E. coll.

MERRIFIELD. See Merryfield.

MERRIMAN, NATHANIEL, New Haven, had w. Joan, and ch. John, wh. d. 26 Sept. 1651; Nathaniel; Hannah, b. 16 May 1651; Grace, 1653; Sarah, 1655; Elizabeth 1657; Abigail, 18 [[vol. 3, p. 200]] Apr. 1654; John, last of Feb. 1660; Mary, 12 July 1657; the last three bapt. prob. 24 June 1660, or 27 Jan. foll. wrong dates in the Geneal. Reg. IX. 361, driving me to conject. Samuel, b. 29 Sept. 1662; and Caleb, b. May, bapt. 25 June 1665; sons in 1667; and Elizabeth again, 14 Sept. 1669. He was one of the first sett. of Wallingford, its rep. 1674, lieut. and late in 1675 capt. of the dragoons of the Co. and contin. propr. at New Haven, but d. at W. 13 Feb. 1694, aged 80. Hannah m. 12 Nov. 1668, John Ives; and Mary m. a Curtis. Abigail, m. 18 Jan. 1671, John Hitchcock.

MERRITT, EZEKIEL, Newport 1639. HENRY, Scituate, his w. join. the ch. in pr. 1637, d. last of Nov. 1653; his inv. is of 24 Jan. leav. Henry, wh. Deane thinks, d. young, without fam. and. John, wh. left num. descend. JAMES, Boston 1655. JOHN, Scituate 1643, perhaps earlier, was br. of Henry. JOHN, a soldier, k. by the Ind. at Bloody brook with "the flower of Essex" under capt. Lothrop, 18 Sept. 1675. JOHN, Marblehead, perhaps s. of Nicholas, was freem. 1684. JOHN, Scituate, had w. Elizabeth and d. 5 June 1740, in his 80th yr. and his wid. d. 13 Apr. 1746, aged 82. NICHOLAS, Marblehead, 1648, or earlier, in his will of 17 July 1685, pro. 9 Dec. 1686, names his ch.: Martha Owens, Rebecea Chin, helpless d. Mary, John, James, Samuel, and Nicholas. SAMUEL, Marblehead, s. of the preced. sign. the petitn. 1669, against imposts. WILLIAM, Duxbury, constable 1647.

MERROW, or MERO, HENRY, Woburn, m. 19 Dec. 1660, Jane Wallis, had ch. b. 14 Sept. 1662, prob. was most of his days of Reading, freem. 1677, d. 1685; had, I suppose, John and Samuel, as Mr. Eaton gives their names among early sett. at R.

MERRY, CORNELIUS, Northampton, an Irishman, had gr. of ld. 1663, m. 1663, Rachell Ballard, had John, b. 1664, wh. d. soon; John, again, b. 1665; Sarah, 1668; Rachael, 1670; Cornelius; Leah; and perhaps, others; w. in the Falls fight, and a the war rem. John, the s. went to L. I. Cornelius at Hartford, had nine ch. b. 1702-18. JOHN, Boston, by w. Constance had Jonathan, b. 3 Sept. 1663. JOSEPH, Haverhill 1640, perhaps rem. to Hampton, thence to Edgartown a. 1678, had w. Elizabeth there, and d. 5 Apr. 1710, in 103d yr. says tradit. A d. of his was w. of Timothy Hilliard of Hampton 1669. WALTER, Boston, shipwright, had whf. and dwell. and warehouse conven. for his trade, at the point bearing his name, later call. N. Battery; by 3 w. Rebecca of our ch. 29 Dec. 1633, and he the 9th Feb. foll. had Jeremia, bapt. 15 Dec. 1634, d. soon; Rebecea, 18 Dec. 1636; and Jeremiah, Jan. 1638, d. soon, and his w. d. perhaps not long aft. He m. sec. w. Mary Dolens or Dowling, 18 Aug. 1653, had Sylvanus, 8 Apr. 1665, d. soon; and Walter, 3 June 1656; was freem. 4 Mar. 1634, and was drown. 28 Aug. 1657. His wid. m. 13 Nov. 1657, Robert Thornton, of Taunton. There Walter contin. to reside with his mo. By momenta. forgetfulness, that Walter is oft. writ. Waters, this man was, by Farmer, brot. in again as [[vol. 3, p. 201]] an inhab. by name Merry Waters. WALTER, Taunton, s. of the preced. m. 17 Feb. 1683, Martha Cotterill, wh.liv. not long; he m. 31 Jan. 1686, Elizabeth Cunnill.

MERREYFIELD, HENRY, Dorchester 1641, by w. Margaret had John, Elizabeth and Ruth, all bapt. 15 Apr. 1649, Hannah, 7 Apr. 1650; Mary, 18 Apr. 1652; Abigail, 3 Aug. 1656; Benjamin, 12 Dec. 1658; Martha, 28 Apr. 1661; and Henry, 31 July 1664. JAMES, Boston, of wh. I kn. only that he d. 1690. JOHN, Dorchester, s. of Henry, d. bef. mid. a leav. ds. Sarah and Hannah.

MERWIN, MILES, MILFORD, where Lambert reports him in 1645, had Elizabeth; John; Abigail; Thomas; Samuel, b. 21 Aug. 1656; and Miles, 14 Dec. 1638; Daniel, 1661, d. young; Martha and Mary, tw. 23 Jan. 1666, Hannah, 1667; and Deborah, 1670; all the first six nam. in the will of his aunt Abigail, wid. of Rev. John Warham, wh. had bef. been wid. of John Branker, made in 1684, when he calls hims. 60 yrs. old, but in 1692 says a. 70. He d. 23 Apr. 1697, aged a. 74, in his will of 18 May 1695, names third w. Sarah and all the s. liv. four in number, and sev. gr.ch. The inv. 12 May 1697, names six ds. by the surnames of their hs. His first wh. name is untold, d. 10 July 1664; his sec. was Sarah, wid. of Thomas Beach, wh. d. 1670. Elizabeth m. Canfield; Abigail m. a Scofield; Martha m. James Prince; Mary m. a Hull; Hannah m. Abel Holbrook; and Deborah m. a Burwell; MILES, Milford, s. of the preced. m. 20 Sept. 1681, Hannah, wid. of Samuel Miles, had Ann, b. 17 Jan. foll. at New Haven, prob. others.; SAMUEL, New Haven, elder br. of the preced. m. 16 Dec. 1682, Sarah, d. of William Wooden. THOMAS, Norwalk, soon aft. 1672, a propr. 1685, s. of the first Miles, May have had ch. for the name was there diffus. in the third generat. Six of this name have been gr. at Yale.

MESSER, EDWARD, New Hampsh. 1689. Kelly.

MESSINGER, ANDREW, Norwalk, 1672, may have been as early as 1639 at New Haven, in 1687 had good est. but no ment. of him aft. is found. EBENEZER, Boston, youngest s. of Henry, by w. Rose had Ebenezer, b. 30 Mar. 1688; and Henry, 8 July 1689. EDWARD, Windsor, had Dorcas, b. 1650; Nathaniel, 1653; but no more is heard of him. Dorcas m. Peter Mills. HENRY, Boston, by w. Sarah had John, b. 25 Mar. bapt. in right of his w. 25 Apr. 1641; Sarah, 12 Mar. 1643, a. 6 days old; Simeon, 28 Mar. 1645, a. 4 days old; Henry; Ann, bapt. 20 Jan. 1650, a. 13 days old; Rebecca, b. 26 June 1652; Lydia and Priscilla, tw. 22 Nov. 1656, b. both certain. the latter, d. young; Thomas 22 Mar. 1661; and Ebenezer, 25 0ct. 1665. He was a joiner, ar. co. 1658, freem. 1665, perhaps a short time, a. 1656, at Jamnica, L. I. for one of that name is ment. in Thompson's Hist. The will, of 15 Mar. 1678, [[vol. 3, p. 202]] gives little light on fam. and his est. was not apprais. bef. 30 Apr. 1681, but Ann, d. of John, was, by the wid. in her will of 24 June 1697, consid. Sarah m. 20 Nov. 1660, Richard Mason. 

HENRY, Boston, s. of the preced. a joiner, m. Mehitable, d. of Stephen Minot, his w. Truecross,f and d. not long aft. left no ch. His will of 17 Nov. 1686, was pro. by his w. extrix. 5 May aft. She m. Edward Mills. JOHN, Boston, br. perhaps eldest of the preced. by w. Martha had John, b. 2 Jan. 1670; Joshua, 2 Jan. 1671; Sarah, 1 Oct. 1672; and Ann; and prob. d. at mid. age. His wid. m. 5 Sept. 1689, Jeremiah Fitch. NATHAN, Windsor, prob. s. of Edward, tho. rec. calls him Nathaniel, m. 5 Apr. 1678, Rebecca, eldest ch. of Mark Kelsey, had Hannah, b. Sept. 1682; Nathan, 17 Apr. 1684, d. in few mos.; Rebecca, 11 Feb. 1686; Joseph, 2 Sept. 1687; John, 24 Nov. 1689; Return, 4 Aug. 1691; and Nathan, again, 1693. SIMEON, Boston, s. of the first Henry ar. co. 1675, by Bethia, d. of Robert Howard, the notary of Boston, had Bethia, b. 24 May 1668; and Mary, 25 Mar. 1672. THOMAS, Boston, br. of the precea. by w. Elizabeth d. of John Mellows of the same, had Elizabeth b. 23 Mar. 1687, d. young; Sarah, 17 Apr. 1688; Thomas, 18 Jan. 1691; Elizabeth 7 Oct. 1692; Henry, 28 Feb. 1695, H.C. 1717, misprint. in Geneal. Reg. IX.59; and Ebesnezer, 2 June 1697.

METCALF, frequently MEDCALF, in early rec. ELEAZER, Wrentham, s. of the sec. Michael, m. 9 Apr. 1684, Meletiah Fisher, had Eleazer, b. 30 May 1685, d. young; Michael, 21 May 1687; Samuel, 15 Jan. 1689; Ebenezer, 8 Jan. 1691; Jonathan, 9 Apr. 1693; Meletia, Apr. 1695; Timothy, 2 July 1697; Martha and Mary tw. 27 Aug. 1699; and Eleazer, again, 21 Nov. 1701; was deac. and d. 14 May 1704. JOHN, Medfield, s. of the first Michael, b. in Eng. m. 22 Mar. 1647, Mary, d. of Francis Chickering, had John, b. 21, bapt. 26 Mar. 1648; Michael, 20, bapt. 25 Aug. 1650; Mary, 9, bapt. 24 Oct. 1652; these all at Dedham; but at M. we kn. not that we name all, when enumer. Joseph, 22 Nov. 1658; and Hannah, 13 0ct. 1664. He was freem. 1647, and d. 27 Nov. 1675 unless this date belongs to his eldest 8. JOHN, New Haven 1645, a brickmaker, may have been s. or br. of Stephen, as a. the yr. 1647, he rem. 

JONATHAN, Dedham, s. of the sec. Michael, m. 10 Apr. 1674, Hannah, d. of John Kenrick, had Jonathan, b. 16 Mar. 1675; John, 20 Mar. 1678; Ebenezer, 14 Feb. 1680; Joseph, 2 or 11 Apr. 1682, H. C. 1703, min. of Falmouth; Timothy, 18 Nov. 1684, d. at 11 yrs; Eleazer, 14 Feb. 1687; Hannah, 10 Apr. 1689; Nathaniel, Apr. 1691; Mehitable; and Mary; was freem. 1683 or 4, his name being ins. ea. yr. and he d. 27 May 1727, and his wid. d. 23 Dec. 1731. Joseph, Ipswich, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rep. in Sept. of that yr. and oft. aft. d. 21 July 1665, aged 60. By his will, we learn [[vol. 3, p. 203]] that his w. was Elizabeth his s. Thomas, b. in Eng. prob. and gr.s. Joseph, Mary, and Elizabeth but, perhaps this had d. soon. His wid. m. 8 Nov. 1670 Edward Beacham. JOSEPH, Ipswich, s. of Thomas, prob by w. Rebecca, had Jacob, b. 8 June 1685, prob. d. soon; and Abigail, 29 Mar. 1686. 

MICHAEL, Dedbam, b. 1586, at Tatterford, in Co. Norfolk, was a dornock weaver at Norwich, and free of the city, where all his ch. were b. m. 13 Oct. 1616, Sarah, had Michael, b. 13 Nov. 1617, d. soon; Mary, 14 Oct. 1618, but the geneal. of the fam. in Reg. VI. 173, says 14 Feb. 1619; Michael, again, 29 Aug. 1620; John, 5 or 15 Sept. 1622, bef. ment. Sarah, 10 Sept. 1624: Elizabeth 4 Oct. 1626; Martha, 27 Mar. or Oct. 1628, Thomas, 27 Dec. 1629 or 30; Ann, 1 Mar. 1631 or 34, d. soon; Jane, 24 Mar. 1632; and Rebecca, 5 Apr. 1635; his w. was b. at a village near Norwich, he says, 17 June 1593, but possib.the figures have been mistaken, as in the examin. one week bef. the sail. of the ship, call. I think, the Rose, of Yarmouth, from Yarmouth, Apr. 1637, he calls hims. 45 yrs; of age, and w. 39. "From the relig. tyranny" exercised a by Wren, then Bp. of Norwich, he felt forced to esc. even at the expense of separ. from his fam. for a time, and emb. at London, 17 Sept. 1636, for N. E. but was sadly tormented by equal tempests on the water, and the ship at Christmas put back to Plymouth; and so far was this a happiness that in Apr. foll. he had license for the whole. fam. to come; only 8 ch. are ment. in the custom-ho. docum. but can hardly doubt that the name of John was casually overlook. 

At Boston he arr. "three days bef. mid. sum. with w. nine ch. and a serv." wh. was Thomas Comberbach, aged 16, I presume in one of the three ships ment. by Winthrop as coming in, from Ipswich, 20 June. He may have been br. of Joseph; was freem. 13 May 1640, or 18 May 1642, and, perhaps, swore on both days, tho. more prob. it is a fault of the Secr. as in the list appears. His w. d. 21 Feb. 1645, and he m. 13 Aug. foll. Martha, wid. of Thomas Pigg, or Pidge; and he d. 27 Dec. 1664. A very curious docum. his engagm. aft. 70 yrs. of age to keep the town ch. in 1656, is giv. in Geneal. Reg. X. 282. His will, made six wks. bef. gives to eight ch. Michael being d. and ea. of the ds. m. Martha hav. then a sec. or third h. to gr.ch. Michael, s. of Michael, and gr.ch. William Brignall, s. of d. Martha, wh. was a mem. of Roxbury ch. by her first h. and to Martha Bullard, d. of his w. Mary, m. 24 Nov. 1642, Henry Wilson, Sarah m. Robert Onion, was his sec. w. the first hav. d. in Apr. 1643; Elizabeth m. 5 Sept. 1648, Thomas Bancroft of Reading; Martha m. William Brignall, next, 2 Aug. 1654, Christopher Smith as the Geneal. Reg. VI. 173, says, tho. I doubt its correctness, for Christopher Smith in 1668, is nam. in his will. by Jonathan Fairbanks as h. of his d. Mary, and third h. . . . Stow; Jane m. 1654, Samuel Walker, [[vol. 3, p. 204]] (tho. strong, doubts of error in the name are felt) of Rehoboth ; and Rebecca m. 5 Apr. 1659, John Mackintosh. 

MICHAEL, Dedham, eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 2 or 12 Apr. 1644, Mary, d. of John Fairbanks, says the Metcalf geneal. bef. ment. but perhaps by mistake, had Michael, b. 21 Jan. 1645; Mary, 15 Aug. 1646; Sarah, 7 Dec. 1648; Jonathan, 21 Sep 1650; and Eleazer, 20 Mar. 1653, bef. ment. was freem. 1645, and d. (ten yrs. bef. his f.) 24 Dec. 1654. Mary m. 10 Dec. 1668, John Ware; and Sarah m. 4 June 1677, Robert Ware. MICHAEL, Dedham, s. of the preced. 17 Sept. 1672, Elizabeth not, I think, as Goodwin has it, d. but wid. of the sec. John Kingsbury, d. of Thomas Fuller, both of the same, had Michael, b. 9 May 1674, Mary, 3 Oct. 1676; Thomas, 3 Jan. 1679; Sarah, 26 Apr. 1682; Eleazer, 12 Feb. 1685; Hannah, 17 Apr. 1687; Daniel, 25 July 1691; and Elizabeth; was freem. 1690, and d. 2 Sept. 1693. His wid. d. 24 Oct. 1732. STEPHEN, New Haven 1639, a brickmaker, aft. 1647 prob. rem. was in good repute. THOMAS, Dedham, youngest s. of the first Michael, b. in Eng. m. 12 Sept. 1656, Sarah Paige, had Sarah, b. 3 Mar. 1658; Mary, bapt. 25 Nov. 1660; Samuel, b. 17 0ct. 1661, d. soon; Thomas; 22 Sept. 1663, d. soon; Samuel, again, 17 Sept. 1668; Thomas, again, 7 or 21 May 1671; John, 20 Sept. 1675; and Judith, 25 Nov. 1677, d. at 5 yrs. The w. d. and he m. 2 Dec. 1679, Ann Paine of Rehoboth, was freem. 1653, deac. and rep. 1691, d. 16 Nov. 1702. Sarah m. 23 Nov. 1676, Samuel Whiting, and d. 1702. 

THOMAS, Ipswich 1648, s. of Joseph the first, b. in Eng. I suppose, had Mary, b. 23 June 1658; Joseph, 27 Jan. 1661; Thomas, 4 Dec. 1667; beside prob. Elizabeth nam. in the will of gr.f. He was freem. 1674. Of the mo. of these ch. we kn. nothing; but he may have d. and one Thomas of Ipswich, a widower, m. 1658, wid. Lydia Davis. Still more uncertainty is felt unless we give him ano. w. for the wid. of Thomas M. nam. Abigail, d. at I. 5 May 1727, aged 88 yrs. An earlier Thomas of Ipswich is found by Mr. Felt to be inhab. there 1638. THOMAS, Dedham, s. of the first Thomas, m. 24 Nov. 1696, Sarah, d. of William Avery, the sec. of the name, had Sarah, b. 26 Apr. 1698, d. in few wks.; Samuel, 9 Apr. 1699, d. at 14 yrs. Thomas, 30 Dec. 1701; and Sarah, 1 Dec. 1703, and he d. 12 Dec. 1704; and his wid. m. 6 Apr. 1709, Joseph Wight, and d. 1748. Two of this name had, in 1829, been gr. at Harv. and seven at the other N. E. coll. It is oft. in old rec. writ. as no doubt it was sound. Medcalf.

METHUP, with five varriatios, DANIEL, Watertown, m. 25 or 27 Mar. 1664 (Bond gives both dates) Bethia, perhaps d. of Anthony Beers, had Bethia, b. 24 Feb. 1665; Mary, 13 Sept. 1666; Daniel, 10 May 1668; Robert, 31 Aug. 1671; Isaac, 22 Dec. 1672; Sarah, 14 Feb. 1675; [[vol. 3, p. 205]] Abigail, 2 June 1678; and Hannah, 31 July 1681. He d. 24 Feb. 1717, and his wid. d. 22 Feb. 1722. Dissatisf. with all the forms of this name, Bond inq. if it be not pervers. of Maddock.

MEW, ELLIS, New Haven, took o. of fidel. 1654, is one of the freem. 1669, by w. Ann, d. of William Gibbons, had Ann; and Dodd, 135, tells no more. In his list of deaths is Ann, only ch. 1681, and Ann, wid. Feb. 1704. But he might have added, that the h. and f. d. 1681; and in 1685 his heirs appear, as proprs. without discrimin. as he had not long been d.

MICO, JOHN, Boston 1689, merch. m. 20 Aug. of that yr. Mary, d. of Thomas Brattle, and d. Oct. 1718. His wid. d. 22 Dec. 1733.

MIDDLEBROOK, JOSEPH, Concord, went with Rev. John Jones to Fairfield 1644, in 1670 was propr. there, call. sen. and prob. d. in Nov. 1686, the inv. of his est. being 22 of that mo. He m. Mary, wid. of Benjamin Turney, the first, had s. of the same name with hims. and d. Phebe, w. of Samuel Wilson, the only heirs.

MIDDLECOTT, RICARD, Boston, came from Warminister, Co. Wilts, bring. s. Edward, m. here sec. w. Sarah, wid. of Tobias Payne, wh. had been wid. of sec. Miles Standish, and d. of John Winslow, had Mary, b. July 1674, bapt. 2 May 1675; Sarah, 2 June 1678; and Jane, 16 Sept. 1682; was freem. 1690, nam. one of the counc. in the new Chart. by Mather, and left out at the first popul. elect. d. 1704. His wid. d. 1728. Mary m. Henry Gibbs; and next, Othaniel Haggett of Barbadoes; Sarah m. 26 Mar. 1702, Louis Boucher; and Jane m. 7 Jan. 1703, Elisha Cooke, jr.

MIDDLETON, JAMES, Dover 1658, rem. to Maine 1665. THOMAS, L. I. 1661. Thompson. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 11 Feb. 1673; Abigail, 22 Mar. 1680; Alice, 4 July 1684; and Joanna, 8 Nov. 1687. He d. 3 Mar. 1699 aged 74, says the gr.stone found, Oct. 1850, in the wall of the tower of the Old South ch.

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