Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
MILLS,BENJAMIN, Dedham 1677, had liv. there, I suppose, more than 30 yrs. but nothing definite can be found. EDWARD, Boston, adm. to be inhab. 1645. EDWARD, Dorchester, s. of. John of Braintree, m. Mehitable, d. of Stephen Minot, wid. of the younger Henry Messinger, wh. d. 16 Aug. 1690, aged 25 had Stephen. He taught the sch. in D. fr. 1687 to 92, and aft. a sch. in Boston, partly unde the patronage of the London Soc. for propagat. the Gospel, and d. 7 Nov. 1732. JAMES, Lynn, may have come from Southold, L. I. where in 1663, was one of this name, m. 1 Apr. 1671, Martha, d. of Hugh Alley, had Martha, b. 14 June 1672; James, 9 Sept. 1674, d. young; Sarah, 27 Feb. 1676; James, again, 11 Oct. 1678; and Dorothy, 21 Apr. 1681. Lewis calls him the first perman. inhab. at Nahant.
JOHN, Boston, came prob. in the fleet with Winthrop for among the memb. of the first ch. his name is No. 33, and his w. Susanna next, desir. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, and was sw. 6 Mar. 1632. His ds. Joy, and Recompense, were bapt. in Oct. 1630, being the first on our ch. rec.; John, 3 June 1632; Jonathan, 30 Aug. 1635; and James, 3 June 1638. Vinton, 341, gives him, also, Susanna, b. in Eng. and Mary b. a. 1640, acc. Vinton; but I think she must be count. bef. 1630, and b. in Eng. He soon rem. to Braintree, and with w. was recom. 5 Dec. 1641, to the ch. there, was town clk. 1653. Susanna, his w. d. 10 Dec. 1675, in her 80th yr. He made his [[vol. 3, p. 214]] will 12 Jan. 1678, pro. 10 Sept. foll in wh. he names ds. Mary Hawkins and Susanna Dawes, and his only s. John is charged to bring up one of his s. unto learning, that he may be fit for the min. wh. was, he says, the employm. of my predecess. to 3d if not 4th generat. The gr.s. Edward, H. C. 1685, seems not to have obeyed the will of his ancest. tho. he liv. to 1732; but perhaps the fourth generat. was more regardful, at least Jonathan, H. C. 1723, was a min.
JOHN, Searborough, had John, James, Sarah, and Mary, who were all charg. with neglect of public worship; and Sarah's defence subject. her to stripes. JOHN, Braintree, s. of the first John, m. 26 Apr. 1653, Elizabeth Shove, prob. sis. of Rev. George, who d. 18 Aug. 1711, in 81st yr. had Elizabeth b. 5 Mar. or 1 July (as the first numeral is count. for mo. or for day) by differ. read. 1654; Sarah, 9 June 1656, John, 13 Apr. 1660; Jonathan, 9 Sept. 1662; Edward, 29 June 1665, H. C. 1685; Joanna or Susanna, 12 Mar. 1668, d. next yr.; Mary, 1 Apr. 1670; Nathaniel, 22 Apr. 1672; and Susanna, 23 Sept. 1676. His s. John and Nathaniel liv. at B. and both had fams. There was a John Mills, hav. fam. at Dedham 1676, perhaps br. of Benjamin. JOHN, of Boston, whose will of 22 Oct. 1651 is abstr. in Geneal. Reg. lV. 28, tho. his inv. shows a good amount of prop. was prob. only a transient trader; at least, he names no w. or ch. but aft. a few trifling gifts, directs the bulk of the est. to go to his friends in the Canaries. JOHN, Simsbury, s. of Simon the sec. by w. Sarah had John, b. a. 1690; Joseph, and Benjamin, a 1694; and Sarah, a. 1696; and he d. 11 Mar. 1698. JOSEPH, Kittery, call. a planter.
PETER, Windsor, in a tradit. of very light esteem, prob. a modern excercise of it, said to have come from Holland, a tailor, with the name of Van Molyn (turn. into Eng. Mills), when relations betw. the two nations had long been hostile, strange. said to have been b. so late as 1666, m. bef. 1672, Dorcas, d. of Edward Messenger, wh. d. 18 May, 1688, had Peter, and prob. other ch. perhaps Samuel, certain. Ebenezer, wh. d. 8 Feb. 1687; Return, d. 12 July 1689; and Eleazer, d. 1698, all prob. young, but date of b. of neither is seen, and m. 10 Dec. 1691, a sec. w. Jane Warren, or Fannin, Hartford, as ano. statem. is; and he d. 12 Apr. 1702. Peter, Windsor, s. of the preced. m. 21 July 1692, Joan Porter, had Pelathia, b. 27 Apr. 1693, wh. was a lawyer; Gideon, 3 Feb. 1695, d. soon; Jedeaiah, 23 May 1697, Y. C. 1722; Peter, 22 Apr. 1700, d. soon, and Peter, again, 12 Apr. 1701; Ann, 1703; John, 1706; David, 1709; Ebenezer, 1712; and Gideon, again, 15 Aug. 1715, Y. C. 1737. But Stiles omits, 704, the two last, as well as Ann, and varies in John and David.
RICHARD, Stratford, and aft. 1653, at Stamford, rem. 1663 to West Chester. ROBERT, Kittery, perhaps br. of Joseph, d. 1647, leav. w. Dorothy, wh. m. John Harker of York, and four ch. SAMUEL, Windsor, m. 18 Oct. 1639, w. Joanna, wh. d. 5 July 1639, and he d. 19 [[vol. 3, p. 215]] May 1661. But I fear the same incid. may be ascrib. to Simon or Simeon by easy confus. of names. SAMUEL, Dedham 1642, had w. Frances, and ch. Samuel, bapt. 29 Mar. 1646, d. next mo.; Benjamin, 13 Apr. 1651; Elizabeth 5 Dec. 1632; and Rebecca, 17 May 1657; yet the parents of this last, not being ment. at the time, on ch. rec. she may have been d. of Benjamin Miles, whose surname is not unfrequent. giv. as MILLS.
SAMUEL, Stratford 1668, rem. to L. I. and d. 1685, at Southhampton. SIMON, Windsor 1639, m. that yr. prob. sec. w. Joan, wh. d. childless, July 1659. Date of his d. is unkn. SIMON, Windsor, perhaps s. of the preced. b. in Eng. tho. he may possib. be the same, but not likely, m. 23 Feb. 1660, Mary, d. of William Buell, had Samnel and Simon, tw. b. 23 Apr. 1661, both d. next mo. Mary, 8 Dec. 1662; Hannah, 1665; Simon, again, 1 May 1667; John, 2 Jan. 1669; Sarah, 16 Sept. 1670; rem. to Simsbury, and had Abigail, 1672; Elizabeth 1674, Prudence, 1676; and Simon, again, 1678. The first two and the fourth ch. d. bef. him, and he d. 6 July, 1683. Both the s. liv. at Simsbury. THOMAS, Wells, freem. 1653, was constab1e 1664. Three of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. eighteen at Yale, and two at other N. E. coll.
MILNER, MICHAEL, Lynn, came in the James, from London, 1635, aged 23, rem. to L.I. 1640, says Lewis.
MILOM. see Mylam.
MILTON, CHRISTOPHER, Ipswich 1666. GEORGE, New London 1663.
MILWARD. See Millerd.
MINARD, THOMAS, Hingham, 1636. Lincoln.
MINGAY, JEFFREY, Hampton, freem. 13 May 1640, rep. 1650, d. 11 July, 1658. Ann, prob. his wid. m. Christopher, Hussey, and d. 24 June, 1680.
MINGO, Robert, Newbury, w. Elizabeth had Thomas, b. 2 June 1689; and Robert, 11 Oct. 1697. Coffin affords no derivat. of this person, and I indulge the conject. that the name is identic. with the last preced. and possib. that man was f. of this.
MINOR, or MINER, CLEMENT, New London 1666, fourth s. of Thomas, adm. freem. that yr. m. 1662, Frances, wid. of young Isaac Willey, had Mary, b. 19 Jan. 1665; Joseph, 6 Aug. 1666; Clement 6 Oct. 1668; William, 6 Nov. 1670; and Ann, 30 Nov. 1672; his w. d. 6 Jan. foll. and he m. Martha, d. of William Wellman, had Phebe, 13 Apr. 1679. This sec. w. d. 5 July 1681, and he had third w. Joanna, wh. d. Oct. 1700. He was a deac. and very near the same time with his last w. EPHRAIM, Stonington 1666, fifth s. of Thomas, was one of the found. of the ch. in June 1674, m. 20 June of that yr. Hannah, d. of James Avery, had Ephraim, b. 22 June 1668; Thomas, 17 Dec. 1669, d. young; Hannah, 20 Apr. 1671; Rebecca, Sept. 1672; Elizabeth Apr. 1674, d. young; Samuel, Dec. 1676, d. young; Deborah, 13 Apr. 1677, unless the pub. fam. geneal. has a wrong fig. d. young; Deborah, again, Apr. 1679; Samuel, again, Aug. 1681; James, Nov. 1682; Grace, Sept. 1683; and John, Apr. 1685; was freem. 1674 and was rep. 1676, but the d. of his dec. is not told.
JOHN, Stratford 1659, eldest s. of Thomas of [[vol. 3, p. 216]] New London; wh. the Commissnrs. of the Unit. Col. of N. E. desir. in 1654, to have qualif. at Eastford to be an instruct. of the natives, was town clk. of S. and rep. 1667 and 76, and of the new town of Woodbury very many yrs; m. 19 Oct. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Richard Booth, had John, b. 9 Sept. 1659; Thomas, 29 May 1662; Hannah, 2 Aug. 1664; Elizabeth 16 Jan. 1667; Grace, 20 Sept. 1670; Joseph, 4 Mar. 1673; Ephraim, 24 Oct. 1675; Sarah, 19 June 1678; Abigail, 6 Feb. 1681; and Joanna, bapt. July 1683; and he d. 17 Sept. 1719 but the wid. liv. to 24 Oct. 1732, prob. 92 or 3 yrs.
JOSEPH, Stonington, br. of Ephriam, freem. 1666, m. 23 Oct. 1668, Mary, d. of James Avery, by wh. he had eight ch. and one more by sec. w. Bridget, wid. of William Thompson. They were Joseph, b. 19 Sept. 1669; Mary, 6 Oct. 1671; Benjamin, 25 June 1676; Deborah, and Sarah, perhaps tw. bapt. 30 Mar. 1679; Christopher; Joanna; Prudence; and Bridget; but I doubt sev. dates of the fam. geneal. and I gain neither dates of m. nor d. of sec. w. nor of his d. Prob. he and John were of Woodbury 1690. MANASSEH, New London, 1671, seventh s. of Thomas of the same, said to be the first male white, b. in that town, rem. to Stonington, m. 26 Sept. 1670, Lydia Moore, whose f. is not kn. had Hannah, b. 3 Nov. 1677; and Thomas, 1683, was deac. and d. 29 Apr. 1728, aged 81. SAMUEL, youngest s. of Thomas, m. 1681, Mary Lord, and d. next yr. THOMAS, Charlestown, 1632, s. of William of Chew Magna, in Co. Somerset, one of the found. of the ch. in Frothingham, 70, as well as Budington, 184, said to be dism. for that purpose from Boston ch. 14 Oct. of that yr. but tho. the rec. at C. supports them, his name is not in the list of Boston mem. in the surv. copy of our first ch.; freem. 4 Mar. 1634, rem. to Saybrook, thence to New London soon aft. 1645, d. m. 23 Apr. 1634, Grace, eldest d. of Walter Palmer, had sev. ch. but not all, bef. rem. They were John, bapt. 30 Aug. 1635; Thomas, b. 1638, d. young; Clement, b. 27 Apr. 1642; Manasseh, 1647; Ephraim, 1642; Joseph, 1636; Judah, 1644; Samuel, 1652; Ann, 1649; Elizabeth 1653, d. young; Eunice, if the true name be not Hannah; and Mary, 1655. He was a very valua. man, rep. 1650 and 1, perhaps 65, 70, and 3, for Stonington, but I doubt, some of the latter honors belong to his s. of the same name, and prob. Hinman, who makes him town clk. of Woodbury for 30 yrs. from 1674, makes the same mistake in pp. 54, 153, and 222.
The f. was the oldest gr.stone at Stonington shows, d. 23 Oct. 1690, aged 83; and his w. d. the same yr. Hannah, the only d. that liv. to mid. age, m. 1677, Thomas Avery. A diary kept by him for sev. yrs. furnish. some good informat. Sometimes in Conn. this name is Myner; and in 1834 nine of the fam. had been gr. at Yale.
MINORD, JAMES, Boston, by w. Mary had Amander, a s. b. Sept. 1645.
MINOT, GEORGE, Dorchester, of Thomas, b. 4 Aug. 1594, at Saffron Walden, Co. Essex, was an early sett. tho. not of 1630, as Harris gives, freem. 1 Apr. 1634, rep. 1635 and 6, rul. elder 30 yrs. d. 24 Dec. 1671. By w. Martha he had John b. 2 Apr. 1626; James, 31 Dec. 1628; Stephen, 2 May 1631; all b. in Eng.; and Samuel, 18 Dec 1635. His w. d. 23 Dec. 1657, aged a. GEORGE, Dorchester, s. of James, freem. 1690, was capt. 1688, in com. of one of the comps. at Pemaquid, 1689. JAMES, Dorchester, s. of the first George, b. in Eng. m. 9 Dec. 1653, Hannah, d. of Israel Stoughton, had Israel, b. 18 Oct. 1654, d. young; George, 14 Nov. 1655, bef. ment.; Hannah, 1657, [[vol. 3, p. 217]] d. young; James, 2 Apr. 1659; William, 18 Sept. 1662.; Elizabeth 7 Dec 1663; and Mehitable, 17 Sept. 1668; was freem. 1665. His w. d. 12 Mar. 1670, says Shattuck, in Genealog. Reg. I. 172, but the gr.stone says 27; and he m. 21 May 1673, Hepzibah, d. of famous Elijah Corlet, and d. 30 Mar. 1676. His wid. m. 4 June 1684, Daniel Champney. Eliz m. 21 Nov. 1682, Rev. John Danforth; and Mehitable m. first, Thomas Cooper, and next, 19 Dec. 1706, Peter Sargent, Esquire, and third, 12 May 1715, Simeon Stoddard, Esq. outliv. him, and d. 23 Sept. 1738.
JAMES, Dorchester, s. of John, taught the gram. sch. for some yrs. rem. to Concord, preach. and stud. physic, m. a. 1684, Rebecca, d. of Timothy Wheeler, had Rebecca, b. 9 Feb. 1685; Lydia, 12 Mar. 1687; Mary, 16 Nov. 1689; Timothy, 18 June 1692; James, 17 Oct. 1694; Elizabeth 29 Jan. 1697; Martha, 3 Apr. 1697; Lucy and Mercy, tw. 15 Apr. 1702; and Samuel, 25 Mar. 1706; freem. 1690, when the name is spell. Minerd. His w. d. 23 Sept. 1734, and he d. 20 Sept. foll. JAMES, Concord s. of the first James, m. 9 Feb. 1686 ar 1688, for both dates are giv. Rebecca d. of John Jones, had only ch. Jonathan; and, his wid. m. 9 Mar. 1696, capt. Joseph Bulkeley. John, Dorehester, s. of the first George, b. m Eng. m. 19 May 1647, Lydia, d of Nicholas Butler, had John, b. 22 Jan. 1648; James, 14 Sept. 1653, bef. ment. H. C. 1675; Martha, 22 Sept, 1657; Stephen, 10 Aug. 1662; Samuel, 3 July 1665; and a ch. d. inf. He had sec. w. Mary, wid. of John Biggs d. of John Dassett; was freem. 1665; a capt. d. 12 Aug. 1669. In applica. to him of the anecdote from Hutch. I. 288, relat. in Dwight's Travels, the writer of the Genealogy mistakes by forgetting that he had been in his grave six yrs. bef. the occurrence. The only d. Martha d. 23 Nov. 1678, betroth. to John Morgan, jr. to whom in her will she made affecting reference. His wid. d. 1676, her will of 5 June in that yr. was prov. 27 July foll.
JOHN, Boston, d. 1659, leav. wid. Elizabeth JOHN, Dorchester s. of John of the same, m. 11 Mar. 1670, Elizabeth d. of Edward Breck, had John, b. 10 Oct. 1672; Israel, 23 Aug. 1676; Josiah, 27 Dec. 1677; Jerusha, 28 Jan. 1680; and George, 16 Aug. 1682; was a town officer 1650, and freem. the same yr; his w. d. 6 Apr. 1690, and he d. 26 Jan. foll. SAMUEL, Boston, s. of the first George, m. 23 June 1670, Hannah, d. of Robert Howard, had Samuel, b. 26 Apr. 1672, d. soon; Samuel, again, 31 Mar. 1673, d. young; rem. Dorchester, there had George, 1675; and Samuel, again, 23 Nov. 1688, d. next June. Samuel, oncord, s. of the first John, m. Hannah Jones, had only ch. Jonathan, and Shattuck adds d. young.
STEPHEN, Dorchester, s. of the first George, b. I think, in Eng. m. 10 Nov. 1654, Truecross, d. of capt. Richard Davenport, had Martha b. 22 Sept. 1656, wh. d. unm. 11 Oct. 1683; Jonathan, 11 Sept.1658,d. at 2 mos.; Elizabeth [[vol. 3, p. 218]] wh. d. young; Mehitable, 4, bapt. 18 June 1665; and Elizabeth again, potsthum. 10 June 1672. He was freem. 1665, and d. 16 Feb. 1672, yet the gr.stone careless. says 1662. Mehitable m. Henry Messenger, wh. d. soon and she m. Edward Mills of Boston, and d. 16 Aug 1690; and Elizabeth with Stephen Mills, s. of Mehitable, were only heirs of the wid. wh. d. 3 Aug. 1692. STEPHEN, Boston, s. of the first John, m. 1 Dec. 1686, Mary d. of Christopher Clark, had Rebecca, b. 20 Aug. 1687, d. in few days Stephen, 27 Oct. 1688; John, 27 Dec. 1690; Mehitable, 6 Dec. 1692; Lydia, 15 May 1695; Rebecca, again, 6 Nov. 1697; George, 21 Jan. 1700, d. young, Peter, 4 Mar. 1702, d. in few, mos.; George, again, 29 Jan. 1704; --Christopher, H. C. 1725; Peter; and James. He was one of the founders of Brattle str. ch. and d. 1732, his will of 30 0ct. being pro. 13 Nov. foll. The reputa. of his gr. gr.s. George R. M. H. C. 1778, is fixed in one generat. by most amiab. character, and for the succeed. by his works on our history. Twelve of the name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and two at other M. E. coll.
MINTER, TOBIAS, New London, s. of Ezer, came from Newfoundland 1672, d. next yr. TRISTRAM, New London, a. bef. 1674, when his wid. m. Joshua Baker.
MIRABLE, Charlestown, had w. Elizabeth wh. was one of the friends of Matthews. But perhaps the true name was Marble, wh. see. Yet, in the will of George Knower, Mary Mirable is call. his d.
MIRIAM, JOHN, Boston, was a selectman 1691. See Meriam.
MIRICK, or MYRICK, BENJAMIN, Charlestown, s. of John, by w. Sarah had Benjamin, andb Sarah, bapt. 30 Jan. 1687. JAMES, Newbury 1656, had Hannah, b. 6 Feb. 1657; Abigail, 5 Sept. 1658, Joseph, 27 Apr. 1661; Isaac, 6 Jan. 1665; Timothy, 28 Sept. 1666; and Susanna, 20 Aug. 1670. Coffin says he was b. 1612, but it would have better pleased us to learn the time of his d. JAMES, Newbury, of the preced. perhaps, yet not so indicat. by Coffin, who says, by w. Hannah he had Benjamin, b. 16 Apr. 1683; James, 6 July 1684; but in the former line he had him 16 Apr. 1683; and John, 10 Sept. 1686. John, Charlestown, by w. Judith, unless this be, as I suspect, error for Hopestill, had Hopestill, b. 20 Feb. 1643; Benjamin, 22 June. 1644; and, perhaps, others. By sec. w. Hopestill (uncle's it be the first, as I suspect, for Hopestill M. is adm. of the ch. in Charlestown, 10 Sept. 1644) he had Sarah, 1 May 1657; Mercy, 3 Dec. 1658; and Abigail, b. 17 Feb. 1661. His d. Ann m. John Walker, bef. Oct. 1675, when she join. the ch. unless his w. were of d. Jacob Leager.
JOHN, Newton, perhaps s. the preced. m. 1682, Elizabeth d. of James Trowbridge, had Thankful, b. 24 Apr. 1685; Rebecca, 20 Apr. 1687; Lydia, 18 Feb. 1689, d. [[vol. 3, p. 219]] young; Samuel, 1 Mar. 1691; John, 30 Nov. 1694; Margaret; James, 26 Oct. 1696; Deborah; Elizabeth Aug. 1699; Elisha, 5 Mar. 1701; and Lydia, again, 7 July 1704; in the order giv. by Jackson; but Bond substitutes for Deborah, Sarah, 6 Mar. 1695, add. that she m. Jonathan Fuller, with wh. Jackson, 280, concurs. He was freem. 1685, k. at Groton, by the Ind. 21 July 1706, unless Butler in his Hist. be mistak. as Jackson, 366, renders prob. That very careful collector, p. 96, refers to Penhallow: for his extract; but in that writer I do not discov. the passage. Yet Homer, in his Hist. of N. had print. the same passage, 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. V. 273. It is curious, that both the other sufferers at G. on that day, were of N. I suppose they were part of a garrison at G. But this John d. 11 July 1706, and made his will 29 Apr. preced. "under a languish. sickness." Some mistake of the town was made. TIMOTHY, Newbury, youngest s. of the first James, m. 1696, Mary Lancaster, had Ezra, b. 31 Mar. 1697, Abigail, 26 Nov. 1698; and, perhaps, more.
MITCHELL, ANDREW, Charlestown, had Mary, bapt. 2 Dec. 1688; Abigail, 17 Feb. 1689; Sarah, Elizabeth 7 Jan. 1694; and Andrew, 28 Jan. 1695. His w. was Abigail. DAVID, Stratford, br. of Jonathan, came prob. with his f. 1635, in the James from Bristol, arr. at Boston 16 Aug. and accomp. his f. to Saybrook, thence to Wethersfield for some and Stamford, taught the h. at Watertown, perhaps Dec. 1649, at least was invit. for that object, and soon aft. rem. to Stratford, where certain. he was in 1665, when he had two s. but who was the mo. or when the f. d. are all unkn. Cothren, 634, names four s. Matthew, John, Jonathan, and; Abraham, and tho. the d. of the f. name of the mo. or b. of either of the four is sought in vain, he permits us to infer that the two ment. in 1665 may have been Abraham and Matthew, but that John was older than Abraham. In Nov. 1675 he was entrust. by the Council of war with import. affairs. EDWARD, Hingham, came in the Diligent, 1638, but we kn. no more of him, exc. that he was from Old Hingham.
EDWARD, Bridgewater, s. of Experience m. Mary, d. of Thomas Hayward, and in 40 yrs. by her had no ch. m. next, 1708, Alice, d. of major John Bradford, had Mary, b. 1709; Alice, 1714; and Edward, 7 Feb. 1716, wh. d. 23 Dec. 1801, the gr.f. of Nahum, H. C. 1789. He d. 1717, and his wid. m. deac. Joshuah Hersey of Hingham. EXPERIENCE, Plymouth, a youth, came in the Ann, 1623, had been one of the goodly comp. at Leyden, where he left a br. Thomas, who d. there. Perhaps he was under the care of Francis Cook, at least, he is of his comp. in partak. sh. of cattle 1627, and soon aft. m. his d. Jane, was of Duxbury aft. 1631, and long aft. rem. to Bridgewater, there d. 1689, aged above 80 yrs. His ch. were Elizabeth wh. m. 1645, [[vol. 3, p. 220] John Washburn; Thomas; Mary, m. 24 Dec. 1652, James Shaw, and d. 1679; Edward; Sarah; Jacob; John; and Hannah, but the order of b. is uncert. and so may be the mo. for he had sec. w. Mary. Sarah m. John Hayward; and Hannah m. Joseph Hayward, as his third w. GEORGE, Boston 1644, carpenter, by w. Mary had Elizabeth b. 26 Aug. 1645; Mary, 25 Aug. 1648; John, 3 June 1650; and Sarah, 8 Dec. 1652. JACOB, Dartmouth, s. of Experience, m. 7 Nov. 1666, Susanna, d. of Thomas Pope, had Jocab, Thomas, and Mary, all brot. up by their uncle Edward, aft. hims. and w. were k. 1675, in Philip's war, by the ind. JOHN, Kittery, seems by his inv. 28 May 1664, to have large prop. L784; but I kn. no more, exc. that his admor. was Elias Stileman.
JOHN, Hartford 1660, freem. 1667, d. 28 July 1683, leav. ch. Mary, aged 28; John, 25; Sarah, 21; Margaret, 19; Mable, 17; amd Miriam, 15. JOHN, Duxbury, youngest s. of Experience, m. 14 Dec. 1675, Mary, d. of Thomas Bonney, had Experience, b. 1676; and his w. d. the yr. foll. Next, 14 Jan. 1679, he m. Mary Lothrop, wh. d. 13 Feb. 1680; and he m. 24 may 1682, Mary Peior, had Mary, 28 Feb. 1683; Hannah, 13 Feb. 1684; Joseph, 23 Mar. 1684; Elizabeth 25 Mar. 1685, d. soon; Elizabeth again, 29 May 1686; John, 13 Jan. 1689; Sarah, 9 May 1690; and Esther, 22 Jan. 1692. Gladly would I learn wh. this third w. was, and espec. the more prob. dates of one or two of the ch. JOHN, Woodbury, s. of David, by w. Elizabeth wh. d. 1730, had David, bapt. Nov. 1679, d. soon; David, again, Apr. 1681; Elizabeth Nov. 1683, d. young; Elnathan, Oct. 1686; John, Feb. 1689; Knell, Apr. 1691; Elizabeth again, May 1693; and Martha, Mar. 1697; as Cothern gives them, and says he d. 3 Jan. 1732.
JOHN, Newbury, s. of William of the same, m. 20 May 1680, Hannah Spofford, ahd Hannah, b. 12 Apr. 1681; Sarah, 26 Sept. 1682; John, 17 June 1685; and Sarah, again, 10 Apr. 1689. His w. d. in two wks. aft.; and he m. 15 Nov. 1697, Constance Moores, and d. 17 Dec. 1731. JONATHAN, Cambridge, came with his f. Matthew, in the James, from Bristol, 1635, being then a. 9 or 10 yrs. old, was bred at H. C. where 1647, he had his A. B. ord. 21 Aug. 1650, m. 19 Nov. foll. Margaret, wid. of Thomas Shepard, his predecess. but was bef. betrothed to Sarah, d. of Rev. John Cotton, wh. d. in Jan. preced. had Margaret, b. 26 Feb. 1653, d. next yr.; Nathaniel, 4 Mar. 1656, d. at 17 yrs.; John, 16 Mar. 1658, d. next yr.; Samuel, 14, bapt. 21 Oct. 1660, H. C. 1681, whose d. is not found in the catal. and he is the latest of the childr. in the ch. reg. of his f. Yet he certain. had Jonathan, 1687, wh. d. 14 Mar. 1695; an Margaret, again, wh. m. 13 June 1682, Stephen Sewall of Salem, and only thro. her, is the blood of the disting. ancest. come down. He d. 9 July 1668, in the "forty-third yr. of his age," says the Magnalia, IV.184, yet as Mather could not avoid [[vol. 3, p. 221]] an occassion of blunder, even for so famous a man, whom he calls matchless, he had on p. 166 of the same Book, told us he was b. 1624, Halifax, in the W. riding of Yorksh. In 1662, he, with Gookin, were made first licensers of the press in Mass. He had good est. the inv. being L786,17,9. Ever writer who has ment. the famous men of the early days of our country, has told of Mitchell, and the oversight of call. his f. Jonathan, instead of Matthew, by Sprague, in Annals of the American Pulpit, would seem too trivial to be noticed here, did not the minute statem. of his m. require correction: "Margaret S. daur. of his predecessor, by his first m;" seems to bear on its face, the stamp of exact truth.
But as accura. relat. is always desira. it may be told, the only d. of Shepard by his first w. d. inf. and this Margaret who m. Mitchell was the third w. of S. not his ch. MATTHEW, Charlestown, came 1635, with Rev. Richard Mather, in the James, of Bristol, bring. w. and ch. David, and Jonathan, perhaps more, rem. to Concord, and soon to Springfield, there sign. compact with Pynchon and others in May 1636, soon aft. to Saybrook for short time, where, in the Pequot war, he was protect. by Lyon Gardiner, but he says the Ind. took one of the "old man. and roasted him alive." He was in 1639 at Wethersfield a short time, and next yr. made their town clk. but soon went to Stamford, and in 1643, with Rev. Richard Denton, to Hempstead, L. I. perhaps back again, soon to Stamford, there d. in 1645. He was rep. in 1637, but not, as Mather makes him, one of the Assist. of the Col. that yr.
MATTHEW, Stratford, s. of David, of the same, rem. to Southbury, by Mary, youngest d. of John Thompson the first of Stratford, who d. 18 Jan. 1711, had Mary, bapt. Feb. 1679; Jonathan, July 1683; Mary, again, July 1687; and David, Oct. 1692. He was deac. and d. 1736. THOMAS, New Haven, had Elizabeth bapt. 22 Feb. 1652, who m. 5 Dec. 1672, Philip Alcock; and in his will, 1 0ct. 1659 nam. w. Elizabeth who was prob. sec. and her d. Elizabeth; his other ch. ment. is Hannah, but he may have been adult. He d. late in 1659, or early in 1660,: the inv. being of 2 Mar. in this yr. The wid. m. Jeremiah Whitnell, prob. in 1662. THOMAS, Malden, m. Nov. 1655, Mary Moulton. THOMAS, Boston, by w. Ann, had Elizabeth b. 19 Oct. 1664. THOMAS, Block Island 1684, was troubled by a French invasion, 1689, as Niles, a fellow-sufferer, tells in his Ind. wars, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. 272. He liv. there any yrs.
WILLIAM, Newbury, m. Nov. 1648, Mary Sawyer, had Mary, b. 31 Aug. 1649; John, 21 May 1651; William, 1 Mar. 1653; and Elizabeth posthum. 15 Mar. 1655. He d. 6 July 1654; and his wid. m. 8 Dec. 1656, Robert Savory. WILLIAM, Charlestown, d. 23 Jan. 1678. Nine of this name had been gr. at Harv. in 1826, and seventeen at Yale.
MITCHELSON, oftener MICHELSON or MITCHENSON (as the vulgar [[vol. 3, p. 222]] made it), EDWARD, Cambridge 1636, ar. co. 1639, marshal-gen. of the Col. 1654, at salary of £50, for many yrs. had the sad office of exceut. the Quakers, tho. he was, by Mitchell's reg. in full commun. with the ch. yet not found in the list of freem.; d. 7 Mar. 1682, aged 77. By w. Ruth Bushnell, who came 1635, aged 23, in the Abigail, had Thomas b. Sept. 1637, d. soon; Ruth, 9 Nov. 1638, wh. m. 20 Oct. 1656, John Green; Bethia, 6 Dec. 1642, wh. m. Daniel Weld; Edward, 11 Nov. 1644, H. C. 1665, lost on voyage to Eng. next yr.; and Elizabeth 29 Aug. 1646, wh. m. Thodore Atkins, jr. and on 15 Nov. 1676, Henry Deering. WILLIAM, Cambridge, m. 26 Mar. 1654, Mary Bradshaw, had Mary, b. 15 Jan. 1655; Thomas, 8 Jan. 1657; and Alice; all bapt. 5 Apr. 1663; Ruth, 4 Oct. 1663; and Abigail, 11 Mar. 1666; and he d. 18 Dec. 1668.
MITTEN, MICHAEL, Falmouth 1637, then assoc. with George Cleves whose only ch. Elizabeth he m. had Ann, wh. m. Anthony Brackett; Elizabeth b. 1644, m. Thadeus Clarke; Mary, m. Thomas Brackett; Sarah, m. James Andrews; and Martha m. John Graves, wh. rem. from Kittery to Little Compton; beside only s. Nathaniel, wh. was k. by the Ind. Aug. 1676, unm. He was constable in 1640, freem. 1658; but is unhappi. at an earlier day, commemo. by Winthrop II. 302. He d. 1660. See also Folsom, 54, and especial. Willis, I. 96 and 173. His wid. m. a Harvey, and d. his wid. 1682.
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