Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
[[vol. 3, p. 241]] Morse Continued
and his wid. d. 4 Sept. 1727, d 67. JOSEPH, Newbury, s. of the first Anthony, w. Joanna had Hannah, b. 15 Feb. 1681; Joshua, 11 Apr. 1686;, d. in few wks.; and Anthony, 15 Apr. 1688. He d. 28 Mar. 1691, says Coffin; but the Geneal. wh. agrees with C. that his d. 10 Apr. 1691, gives him sec. w. Mary. JOSHUA, came to R. says the Geneal. and serv. as chaplain in King William's war with the French, had gr. the same name, wh. was a preach. NATHANIEL, Sheborn, s. of Daniel, first of the name, by w. Mary had Nathaniel, b. 1680, d. soon; Nathaniel, again, 1682; Joseph, 1683; Benjamin, 1684, prob. d. soon; Aaron, 5 Mar. 1686; Mary and Rachel, tw. 2 Apr. 1687; Ruth, 21 Oct. 1688; Dorothy, 1695 and Obadiah, 1698; was a deac. and d. 17 Oct. 1728. OBADIAH, Sherborn, eldest br. of the preced. freem. 1672 or being so ent. in ea. yr. m. Martha Johnson, had only Obadiah, wh. d. young, was first clk. of the town, and deac. d. 4 Mar. 1704, and his wid. d. 1714. An OBADIAH, among rem. 1674, is call. of Portsmouth in the rec. but I fear, he can have no more told of him, but that in Feb. 1690, with majority N. H. people, he desir. jurisdict. of Mass.
PETER, Newbury, br. of the first Anthony, prob. went with others to N. J. where they obtain. large gr. of ld. ROBERT, Boston, br. of the first Anthony, brot. from Eng. w. Elizabeth and prob. s. Abraham, had James, b. at B. 1644, rem. to Newbury, perhaps bef. his w. d. but more likely aft. m. 30 Oct. 1654, Ann Lewis, had Elizabeth b. 25 Sept. 1655, d. in 6 mos.; Robert, 1 Feb. 1657; Mary, 25 Feb. 1658, d. in 8 mos.; a d. 6 Dec. 1660, wh. liv. not to obt. a name; Lydia, 13 July 1662; and Sarah, 28 Apr. 1665, but Coffin makes it a yr. later; some time at Rowley, there, perhaps, had Peter, and at least rem. to N. J. SAMUEL, Dedham, f. of Daniel, came in the Increase, from London, 1635, aged 50, with w. Elizabeth 48, and s. Joseph, bef. ment. but how the other childr. came or when, is uncert.; freem. 8 Oct. 1640, says the Geneal. 20 June 1654; but either that date or one of his will is wrong, as pub. in Geneal. Reg. V. 299, where the test. is 2 Dec. 1654. Mr. Morse assures me, the true d. is 5 Dec. I presume the d. of his s. Joseph was intend. for June. Farmer says he d. 3 days aft. and agrees with town rec. therein. It gives w. Elizabeth all his est. but aft. her life to be div. among ch. John, Daniel, Mary, w. of Samuel Bullen, beside Ann, wid. of Joseph, for his childr. equal. and no more; that I doubt the other names giv. in the Geneal. may not be all correct, especially as Abigail is said, therein, to m. Daniel Fisher, the speaker, whose w. was, I think, Abigail, d. of Thomas Marrett. Geneal. Reg. IX. 141, gives the inv. by wid. Elizabeth 10 Jan 1655. Perhaps the dates are confus. by the numerals for mos. and days in one of the transact. being interchang. The wid. d. 20 June 1665.
SAMUEL, perhaps s. of the preced. liv. at Dedham, says the Geneal. there by w. Mary Bullen had Mary, b. 20 June 1642; and Samuel; but it could[[vol. 3, p. 242]] tell no more, and guesses that he rem. to E. SAMUEL, Dedham, in the part wh. bec. Medfield, eldest s. of Joseph of the same, m. 10 Feb. 1665, Elizabeth Moore, had Samuel, b. 8 Feb. 1666; Elizabeth 28 Mar. 1668; Hannah, 30 Aug. 1669, d. soon; Hannah, again, 9 Nov. 1670, d. soon; Ruth, 21 Mar. 1672; JOSEPH, 16 Jan. 1674, both these d. young; Joshua, 7 Apr. 1679; Eleazer, 10 1680; and Belloni, 19 June 1682; and in one week aft. his w. d. He m. 29 Apr. 1684, Sarah Thurston, had Solomon 5 Jan. 1685; and Sarah, 11 July 1636; and this w. d. 29 Apr. 1688; and he d. 28 Feb. 1718.
SAMUEL, Sherborn, youngest s. of the first Daniel, by w. Deborah had Samuel, b. 4 June 1687; Eleazer, 22 Oct. 1688; Deborah, 1690; Mehitable, 1695, d. soon; Martha and Sarah, perhaps tw. 1696; Bethia, 1698; Miriam, 30 June 1700; Tabitha, 1702; and Benjamin, 1703, d. next yr. and the f. d. 2 Mar. 1704, and his w. d. 5 Oct. 1719. THOMAS, Dedham, adm. the ch. 28 June 1640, but I find not his name in the great Geneal. in the preparat. of wh. Rev. Abner, in our days, spent over thirty yrs. WALTER, Boston, I suppose of Muddy riv. bef. 1667, James Clark of that planta. in his will provides for the d. who m. him yet his name is not includ. with the innumera. Morses. WILLIAM, Newbury, br. of Anthony, came with him 1635, in the James, from Southampton, hav. been a shoemaker at Marlborough, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth wh. d. 18 Mar. 1655; Ann, perhaps bef. her, yet may be the d. nam. by Coffin, 6 Mar. 1641; perhaps John, wh. liv. at Tiverton; Jonathan, 1640; Joseph; Timothy, 10 June 1647 or 8, d. young; Abigail, 14 Feb. 1652; and prob. Edmund; d. says Coffin, 29 Nov. 1683, aged 69.
He had also Joshua, and prob. William, as he is call. sen. All the fam. was scatter. by the witchcr. virulence, some to R.I. some to Plym. and perhaps not a few in N. J. or further s. were spell. Moss. Ann m. 5 Feb. 1655, Francis Thorla of N. Mather, Magn. VI. 68, exults in the wondrous, diabolical operations, within, around, and against his dwelling, of wh. all were traceable, to a roguish gr.son. It was Increase Mather that first publish. the full relation of those follies as wonders. Much of the evidence how the devil was played in 1679, for wh. Elizabeth the poor tormented gr.mo. of young scapegrace was sentenced to be hanged, but happily pardoned; bef. the gr. adversary's full triumph, was gather by Coffin in his Hist. of N. and is well giv. in the Memorial of the Morses. Thirteen of this name in sev. forms of spelling, had, in 1834 been at Harv. six at Dart. four at Yale, and three at other N. E. coll.
MORTIMER, MORTIMORE, or MALTIMORE, EDWARD, Boston, merch. by w. Jane had Dorcas, b. 28 Nov. 1674; Edward, 20 June 1676; Elizabeth 19 Aug. 1678; Richard, 10 Aug. 1680; Jane, 12 July 1686; and Robert, 31 July 1688. He is highly commend. by John Dunton, wh. says he came from Ireland. RICHARD, Boston, perhaps br. of the preced. by w. Ann had Mary, b. 28 May 1664. THOMAS, New London, was constable 1680, had w. Elizabeth and two ds. Mary, wh. m. Robert Stoddard, and Elizabeth m. Abraham Willey. He d. 11 Mar. 1710. [[vol. 3, p. 243]]
MORTON, CHARLES, Charlestown, eldest s. of Rev. Nicholas, wh, d. at Southwark, near London, there hav. a parish, descend. of an anc. m. at Morton, in Co. Notts, where was the seat of Thomas Morton, says Farmer, secr. of Edward III. was b. 1626, in Cornwall, bred at Wadham Coll. Oxford, and sett. at Blisland, in his native Co. as a min. thence eject. in 1662, he liv. sev. yrs. at Newington Green, near London, and was wholly engag. in teach. a private semin. until 1686, when he emb. for Boston, and 5 Nov. of this yr. was ord. at C. His neph. Charles, an M. D., came with him, but went home in July of next yr.; ano. neph. Nicholas, H. C. 1686, wh. d. at Charlestown, 3 Nov. 1689, had come a yr. earlier than his uncle. An aged wid. Ann, says the rec. d. 20 Dec. 1690; but she may not have been relat. Some reports still circulate a. the design of mak. him head of our college, but there can be no founda. for the idea, that such an inducem. caus. his com. for Increase Mather was chos. near. a yr. bef. his leav. Eng. and some jealousy was rais. against him for teach. matters of high rank in the college curriculum. Vice President he was indeed chos. being the first in such rank, and, I suppose, the last who acted under a presid. officer, for when the Inst. was reliev. from the rule of Mather, and nobody was to be found fit to be his successor, with condition of resid. on adequ. salary, Willard was made real head of the Coll. with the inferior title that Morton had enjoy. yet not held to resid. M.was too old to succeed Mather, when this latter was sent to Eng. and d. some yrs. bef. the office was vacat. by him.
It is rather strange, that his d. wh. was on 11 Apr. 1698, by Penhallow, who was his pupil in Eng. and came over with him, is mark. 1696, see 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 162, and by Dr. Bartett, in the next Vol. of Coll. 171, noted 1706, aged 80. Plymouth, s. of George, came with his f. in the Ann, 1623; but Judge Davis, in the preface to the Memorial, says, he was b. on the passage. Cotton's Plymouth ch. hist. in 1 Hist. Coll. IV. 126, marks his d. 7 Sept. 1693, in 70th yr. of his age, wh. implies that he was b. aft. the arr. of the sh. in July. Perhaps the differ. may be explain. by error in Cotton's use of the Latin word, as very frequent. occurs in careless mod. writers. He m. 18 Nov. 1644, Ann Cooper, wh. d. 1 Sept. 1691, had Ephraim, b. 27 Jan. 1648; Rebecca, 15 Mar. 1651; Josiah, 1653; George; Nathaniel; Eleazer; Thomas; and Patience; who were all m. and ea. s. had issue. He had sec. w. Mary, wid. of William Harlow, d. of Robert Shelly of Scituate, was a man of much serv. in the council of war, a col. and rep. 28 yrs. from 1657, and again under the new chart. 1692 also a deac. in wh. office his s. George succeed. Nathaniel was in the milit. a lieut. He is by Judge Davis nam. anc. of Perez, late Att. Gen.
GEORGE, Plymouth, not the s. of Thomas, b. at Austerfield, in Yorksh. [[vol. 3, p. 244]] bapt. 12 Feb. 1599, yet, no doubt, a relat. of that num. fam. perhaps br. of the sec. Thomas, came in the Ann, 1623 with w. m. at Leyden, 23 July 1612, Julian, d. of Alexander Carpenter, and four or five ch. counted with Experience Mitchell for 8 in the div. 1624. of lds. and d. in June the same yr. leav. wid. Julian, wh. m. Manasseh Kempton, and is thot. to have been sis. of Gov. Bradford, and d. 19 Feb. 1665, aged 81, beside ch. Nathaniel; Patience, wh. m. 1633, a felllow-passeng. John Faunce, f. of the celebr. Elder; John, b. 1616; Sarah, 1618, m. 20 Dec. 1644, George Bonham; and Ephraim, bef. ment. By sagac. conject. he is presum. to be the Editor of the valua. tract, usual. call. Mourt's Relation. See Dr. Young, Chron. of Pilgr. 113. Dr. Felt, Ann. of Salem, I. 228, differs from Dr. Young, and speaks of Mourt as visiting Naumkeag in 1621; but his addr. "to the reader" seems to imply of necessity, that he had never visited our country, tho. he hoped to.
GEORGE, Plymouth, perhaps s. of the preced. at least, how the rec. of P. that ment. d. Phebe, w. of George, 22 May 1663, can otherwise be explain. I do not discov. and elucidat. must be wait. for. GEORGE, Plymouth, s. perhaps eldest, of Ephraim of the same, m. 22 Dec. 1664, Joanna Kempton, d. of Ephraim, was one of the first purch. of Dartmouth, 1652, tho. then an inf. if his f. prefers to have the right in his name. He had Hannah, b. 27 Nov. 1668, if the Col. Rec. be right, wh. is very improb. Manasseh, 3 Feb. 1669; Ephraim, 12 Apr. 1670; Joanna, 27 June 1673; Ruth, 20 Dec. 1676: George, 8 July 1678; Timothy, 12 Mar. 1682. JOHN, Plymouth, s. of the first George, came with his f. by w. Lettice had John, b. 11 Dec. 1649, d. soon; John, again, 21 Dec. 1650; Deborah; Mary; Martha, Hannah; Esther; and Manasseh and Ephraim, tw. 7 June 1653; rep. 1662, rem. to Middleborough, of wh. he was rep. 1672, and d. 3 Oct. 1673. His wid. m. Andrew Ring, and d. 22 Feb 1691. He is, by Judge Davis, reput. to be anc. of Gov. Marcus. JOHN, Boston, by w. Martha had John b. 13 Jan. 1649. JOHN, Salem, petitnr. against imposts 1668.
NATHANIEL, Plymouth, eldest s. of George the first, b. in Eng. 1613, came with his f. freem. 1635, and that yr. m. Lydia Cooper, had Remember, b. 1637; Mercy; Lydia; Elizabeth 3 May 1652; Joanna, 9 Nov. 1654; and Hannah; beside Eliezer, and Nathaniel, wh. both d. in early youth so that descend. in male line fail. He was secr. of the Col. from 1645 till he d. 29 June 1685. The first w. d. 23 Sept. 1673, and he m. 29 Apr. 1674, Ann, wid. of Richard Templar of Charlestown, wh. surv. him, and d. at C. 26 Dec. 1690, aged 66. Remember m. 18 Nov. 1657, Abraham Jackson; Mercy m. at the same time, Joseph Dunham, and d. bef. her f.; Hannah m. 27 Nov. 1666, Benjamin Bosworth of Hull; Lydia m. George Ellison; Joanna m. 7 Dec. 1670, Joseph Prince of [[vol. 3, p. 245]] Hull; and Elizabeth m. 7 Dec. 1670, Benjamin Bosworth. He had the benefit of all the MSS. of his uncle, Gov. Bradford, and compiled the well kn. Memorial, of wh. the fifth d. was illustrat. by Judge Davis.
RICHARD, Hartford, blacksmith, was freem. there 1669, had Richard and Thomas, rem. 1670 to Hatfield, there had John, b. 1670, d. soon; Joseph, 1672; John, again, 1674, d. young; Abraham, 1676; Elizabeth 1680; Ebenezer, 1682; and Jonathan, 1684; was freem. 1690, and d. 1710. His wid. Ruth d. 1714. All his s. exc. Thomas, liv. at Hatfield. RICHARD, Hatfield, s. of the preced. m. 1690, Mehitable, d. of Isaac Graves of the same, d. next yr. and his wid. m. William Worthington of Hartford. THOMAS, Plymouth, came in the Fortune, Nov. 1621, and either d. or went home soon aft. the div. of lds. in wh. he had part, and bef. the div. of cattle 1627, in wh. he had none. See Davis's Morton, 378. THOMAS, Braintree, the pettifogger of Clifford's Inn, London, came June 1622, and seems much to have displeas. all the sett. in other planta. perhaps in no small degree for calling his planta. Merry Mount; was seiz. and sent home, June 1628, for causes well set down by Gov. Bradford in 1 Hist. Coll. III. 62; soon came back, and foll. similar courses, and by Gov. Winthrop, in 1630, was sent off; still he was infatuat. with love of N. E. and a third time got there and a third time was punish. and d. in poverty at York, a. 1646. See Winthrop II. 192. He publish. New English Canaan, one of the most amusing, and not least valua. of the books descript. of our country.
He prob. had no w. THOMAS, Plymouth, came in the Ann 1623, in co. with George, who may have been his br. is call. Junr. in the div. of cattle 1627, tho. other Thomas is not nam. was still res a. there 1641. See Davis's Morton, 379, 382, 403. He was an orig. purch. of Dartmouth in 1652. WILLIAM, New London, one of the first sett. in 1646, constable 1658, and aft. d. prob. 1668, without ch. WILLIAM, Windsor, freem. 1669, d. a 1670, had William, wh. d. bef. his f.; John; Thomas, wh. d. bef. his f. leav. ch. Five of this name had, in 1834, been gr. of Harv. and six other N. E. coll.
MOSELEY. See Maudsley. Twelve of this name had been gr. in 1829, at Yale, one at Harv. and five at other N. E. coll.
MOSES, AARON, New Hampsh. 1690, perhaps s. of John, crav. jurisdict. of Mass. that yr. HENRY, Salem, m. 1 Apr. 1659, Remember, d. Edward, had Hannah, b. 20 Jan. 1660, d. next yr.; Henry, 8 Feb. 1662; Elizabeth 8 Feb. 1664; John, 19 Nov. 1666; Remember, 14 Nov. 1668; Edward, 10 Nov. 1670; Eleazer, 23 Mar. 1623; and Samuel, 24 June 1677. JOHN, Windsor 1647, m. 18 May 1653, Mary Brown, had John, b. 15 June 1654; William, 1 Sept. 1655; Thomas, 19 Feb. 1659, both the last d. bef. the f.; Mary, 2 Dec. 1661; Sarah, 2 [[vol. 3, p. 246]] Feb. 1663, Margaret, 2 Dec. 1666; Timothy, Feb. 1670; Martha, 3 Mar. 1672; and Mindwell, 13 Dec. 1676. He d. 14 Oct. 1683; and his wid. d. 14 Sept. 1689 and his d. Mary m. 1685, as his sec. w. Samuel Farnsworth. The name is perpet. in the neighb. JOHN, New Hampsh. 1658. Farmer says the name is still in the E. part of the State.
MOSIER, or MOSHIER, ARTHUR, Boston, by w. Rebecca had Lydia, b. 25 Feb. 1678, Thomas, 22 Sept. 1619; and Samuel, 21 Jan. 1683. Perhaps it is bec. Mosher. HUGH, Falmouth, 1640, came, perhaps, in the Jane, from London, in eight wks. pass. arr. at Boston 12 June 1632, was inhab. of Newport 1660, engag. in the purch. of Misquamicut, d. bef. 1666, leav. James and John, says Willis, I.37. He had not then acquir. the knowl. of resid. of Hugh in R. I. where he m. Rebecca, d. of John Harndel of Newport, as sec. w. prob. unless ano. Hugh be intend. in the will of her f. 9 Feb. 1686. See also Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 93, in notes. Of James, we kn. only that he was admor. 1666, appoint. at the July Ct. on est. of his f. and of John, that in 1683, he was of Brookhaven, L. I. and gave coveyance of ld. in Casco Bay.
MOSMAN, James, Wrentham, by w. Ann had Elizabeth b. 24 May 1675, d. 6 Mar. foll. He rem. to Roxbury, there had Timothy, b. 17 Nov. 1679; and Elizabeth 18 Dec. 1696; but it is not sure that it was by the same w. or whether other ch. had not been b. perhaps in ano. town.
MOSS, John, New Haven 1639, sign. the orig. comp. 4 June 1643, had John, bapt. prob. 5 Jan. 1640, d. young; Samuel, 4 Apr. 1641; Abigail, 10 Apr. 1642; Joseph, prob. 5 Nov. 1643; Ephraim, 16 Nov. 1645; Mary, 11 Apr. 1647; Mercy, male, 1 Apr. 1649; John, again, b. 12, bapt. 20 Oct. 1650; Elizabeth 3, bapt. 7 Oct. 1652; Esther, 2 Jan. 1654; and Isaac, 21, bapt. 30 Nov. 1655; as the print. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 361, gives the bapt. wh. may be a mistake for Dec. The rec. of b. may be trust. that of bapt. is certain. wrong. He was rep. 1667-70, and then rem. to Wallingford 1670, of wh. he was rep. 1671-3, yet contin. propr. at New Haven, d. 1707, aged 103, perhaps with slight exagg,. yet thot. to be the oldest that ever d. in Conn. See Dana, Cent. disc. 1770. Abigail, m. 2 July 1663, Abraham Doolittle, as his sec. w.; Mary m. 3 Nov. 1664, John Peck; and Elizabeth m. 1670, Nathaniel Hitchcock.
JOHN, Boston. See Morse. JOHN, Woburn, m. 5 Mar. 1686, Dinah Knight. JOHN, Salisbury, by w. Sarah had Joseph, b. 11 Jan. 1694; Abiel, 19 Aug. 1695; Mary, 4 Mar. 1697, and Benjamin, 24 Oct. 1698. He may have been a Morse. JOSEPH, Portsmouth 1665. JOSEPH, New Haven, s. of John of the same, m. 11 Apr. 1667, Mary, d. of Roger Alling, had, beside prob. others, Samuel, b. 27 Jan. 1675, d. next yr.; Joseph, 7 Apr. 1679, H. C. 1699, a min. of reputa. at Derby, ord. 1706; and Samuel, again, [[vol. 3, p. 247]] 18 Mar. 1681; and d. 18 Mar. 1716. JOSEPH, Boston, by w. had Joseph, b. 22 Mar. 1687; and Joseph, again, 18 Jan. 1689. MERCY, New Haven, s. of John, by w. Elizabeth had John; and William, b. 28 June 1682; but perhaps John was not the elder. He d. not long aft. for his inv. was of 3 Mar. 1685, and only the wid. and two s. to have int. in it. In no other case have I seen this female name enjoy. by a man. The surname is sometimes writ. by mistake for Morse.
MOTT, ADAM, Hingham, a tailor, from Cambridge, Eng. came in the Defence 1635, aged 39, with w. Sarah, 31, and ch. John, 14; Adam, 12; Jonathan, 9; Elizabeth 6; and Mary, 4; was first of Roxbury, freem. 25 May 1636; perhaps disatisf. as a friend of Hutchinson, went 1638 to Rh. Island with fam. there had, perhaps, more ch. and was with Adam jr. John, and Jonathan, perhaps his s. liv. at Portsmouth, as freem. 1655. ADAM, Portsmouth, R. I. s. of the preced. m. ct. 1647, Mary Lott, had Adam, b. Sept. 1650; Mary, 1 Jan. 1656; Sarah, Oct. 1657; Elizabeth 9 Aug. 1659; Phebe, 20 Aug. 1661; this 1 Apr. 1664; Abigail, 3 May 1666; and John, 1 Jan. 1656; JACOB, Newport, perhaps s. of the first Adam, by w. Joanna had Hannah, b. Nov. 1663; Mercy, 8 Jan. 1666 Sarah, 3 Feb. 1670; Elizabeth 12 Sept. 1672; and Samuel, 4 Sept. 1678. JOHN Newport, perhaps br. of the first Adam, sign. the compact at the same time with him, July 1638, was of Block isl. or one of the same name, 1684. NATHANIEL, Scituate, able to bear arms 1643, rem. to Braintree, m. 1656, Hannah, Shooter had Nathaniel, b. 28 Dec. 1657. A Margaret M. came in the Speedwell, 1656, aged 12.
MOULD, EDWARD, Salem, by w. whose name, in Essex Inst. II. 297, seems an impossib. one, had Edward, b. 30 Oct. 1662. HUGH, New London 1660, sh. builder, m. 11 June 1662, Martha, d. of John Coit, had been prob. first at Barnstable, d. 1692, leav. wid. Martha, and six ds. of wh. Susanna m. Mar. 1683, Daniel White; and Mary m. 3 Apr. 1693, Joseph White, and the mo. of the girls m. the f. of their hs. as his. sec. w. SAMUEL, Charlestown, by w. Mary had Mary, bapt. 30 Mar. 1689, the mo. hav. been bapt. 13 Feb. 1687, aged 20.
MOULDER, NICHOLAS, Boston 1671, merch. by w. Christian had Nicholas, b. 21 June 1672. He was abus. as a Quaker, by Gov. Bellingham, and rem. to whence he came. But ano. kind of abuse was practis. in the change of his Christian name at Boston, for the Friend's rec. prove that it was: EDWARD, and that at Newport, by w. Christian, he had Edward, b. 24 Mar. 1669; and at Boston, Nicholas, 29 May 1671, wh. prob. d. soon; and Nicholas, again, agreea. to Boston rec. 21 June 1672.
MOULTHROP, or MOULTROP, JOHN, New Haven, s. of the sec. Matthew, m. 29 June 1692, Abigail Bradley, d. of Joseph, had Abigail, b. [[vol. 3, p. 248]] 12 Aug. 1693; John, 17 Mar. 1696; Mary, 1698, d. young; Sarah, 1701; Dan, 1 Dec. 1703; Israel, 7 June 1706; Joseph; and Timothy. MATTHEW, New Haven 1639, by w. Jane had Matthew, Elizabeth and Mary, perhaps the first two b. in Eng. certain. Elizabeth b. in 1638; and Mary, in 1641, were b. in 1642. He d. 22 Dec. 1668, and his wid. d. May 1672. Elizabeth m. 1663, John Gregory,
MATTHEW, New Haven, s. of the preced. mo. 26 June 1662, Hannah, d. of the first John Thompson, had Hannah, b. 2 Nov. 1663, d. soon: Hannah, again, 20 Apr. 1665, wh. m. 17 Aug. 1687, John Russell; John, 5 Feb. 1668; Matthew, 18 July 1670; a. ch. 1673, d. soon; Lydia, 8 Aug. 1674; Samuel, 24 June 1677, d. soon; Samuel, again 13 Apr. 1679; and Keziah, 12 Apr. 1682; was freem. 1669; a propr. 1685, and d. 1 Feb. 1692, aged 53.
MOULTON, BENJAMIN, Hampton, s. of William, took o. of fidel. 1678, and was liv. in 1690 to desire jurisdict. of Mass. HENRY, Hampton 1640, prob. s. of John, b. in Eng. His will in 1654, names w. Mary, I think a d. of Edward Hilton, ch. Jonathan and David. JACOB, Charlestown 1663, says Barry. JAMES, Salem, join. the ch. 31 Dec. 1637, as did his w. Mary next yr.; had there bapt. James, 7 Jan. 1638; and Samuel, 25 Dec. 1642, beside d. Mary, wh. may have been b. aft. rem. from S.; was freem. Mar. 1638, liv. at Wenham 1667, and there d. His will of 1679, names the two s. and d. Mary Friend. JAMES, Wenham, s. of the preced. was freem. 1666.
JEREMIAH, York, perhaps s. of Thomas, took o. of alleg. 1681, rep. 1692, and aft. the counc. d. 22 Oct. 1727, in 77th yr. JOHN, Newbury, came from Ormsby, in Co. Norfolk, near Great Yarmouth, emb. Apr. 1637, call. husbandman, aged 38, with w. Ann of same age, five ch. Henry, Mary, Ann, Jane, and Bridget, two serv. Adam Goodwin, 20, and Alice Eden, 19; had John, bapt. Mar. 1638; rem. to Hampton 1639, there had Ruth, bapt. 7 May 1640, d. 1651, says Coffin, who also informs us that he had other ch. William, and Thomas, and the Jane and Bridget were tw. wh. d. on the same day, 19 Mar. 1699, aged 64. Of the case of the tw. Cotton Mather took advantage to write to Woodward of the Royal. Soc. a memoir on those maidens that maybe read in N. H. Hist. Coll. III. 122. His will of 1650, names w. Ann; s. Henry, John, and Thomas; ds. Mary Sanborn, Ann, Jane, Bridget; and s. Sanborn. In the same ship came a wid. from Ormsby, Mary M. aged 38 yrs. with two serv. John Maston, aged 20, and Marian Moulton, 23; also Ruth M. a maiden of 20.
JOHN, Hampton, 1678, may have been s. of the preced. or of ano. prob. m. 23 Mar. 1666, Lydia, d. of the first Anthony Taylor, had Martha, b. 16 Nov. foll.; s. John, wh. took o. of fidel the same yr. call. jun. JOHN, Salem, m. a d. of Giles Corey, who bef. suffering d. by horrid form of the old com. law made his will July 1692, in favor [[vol. 3, p. 249]] of two s.-in-law, giv. all lds. stock and other prop. to them, as by our law conviction did not work forfeit. JOSEPH, Hampton 1678, s. of William of the same, or of sec. Robert, in 1690, req. jurisdict. of Mass. JOSEPH, York 1680, perhaps br. of Jeremiah, sw. alleg. 1681. JOSIAH, Hampton 1678, is not kn. to be s. of any sett. there. ROBERT, Salem, a shipbuilder, came 1629, in the fleet with Higginson, but went to Charlestown soon, freem. 18 May 1631, was one of the first selectmen, and rep. at the first Court, 1634, and for Salem, to wh. he had rem.in 1637, and was that yr. disarm. as a friend of Wheelwright, d. 1655, leav. Robert, and Dorothy, of one Edwards, both nam. as also gr.s. Robert, in his will of 20 Feb. pro. 20 June foll. See Young's Chron. of Mass. 161. ROBERT, Salem, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. rec. of the ch; 1640, had Robert, bapt. 23 June 1644; Abigail; Samuel; Hannah; John, 25 June 1655; Joseph, 3 Jan. 1657; Miriam, Jan. 1659; and Mary, 16 June 1661; most of these by w. Abigail, if not all; some, perhaps, bef. Robert; Samuel, d. in aut. of 1665. His will of 5 Sept. was pro. Nov. foll. Miriam m. 8 Oct. 1677, Joseph Bachiler.
ROBERT, Salem, m. 17 July 1672, Mary Cook, had Mary, b. 2 June foll.; Robert, 3 Sept. 1675; Ebenezer, 28 Apr. 1678, and Abigail, 28 Feb. 1682; may have liv. at Hampton 1678, was prob. s. of the preced. THOMAS, Charlestown 1631, perhaps br. of the first Robert, liv. on Malden side, had Jane, and ch. John, bapt. 16 Mar. 1633; Martha, 24 July 1637; Hannah, 20 Dec. 1641; Elizabeth 24 Apr. 1642; beside Jacob, whose bapt. is not kn. wh. d. Dec. 1657. A d. Mary, I think, m. Nov. 1655, Thomas Mitchell. THOMAS, Newbury 1637, rem. with Rev. Mr. Bachilor, in 1639, to Hampton, by w. Martha had Thomas, bapt. 24 Nov. 1639; and Daniel, 13 Feb. 1641; was freem. 13 Mar. 1639, and d. 18 Feb. 1665. THOMAS, York, constable 1661. WILLIAM, Hampton, came 1637, aged 20, as serv. of Robert Page of Ormsby, Co. Norf.'k and m. his d. Margaret, had Joseph, Benjamin, Hannah, Mary, Robert, and Sarah, wh. was b. 17 Dec. 1656; all ment. in his will of 8 Mar. 1664, pro. Oct. foll. beside provision for unb. h. perhaps call. Ruth. Mary m. 1 Jan. 1674, it is said, Jonathan Haynes of H. wh. d. soon, and he next m. 30 Dec. of the same yr. Sarah, d. of W. Moulton, and I presume, sis. of the first w. tho. the acco. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 349, does not pledge itself to any parentage of the first w. WILLIAM, Newbury, perhaps; B. of John m. 27 May 1685, Abigail, d. of John Webster, had Abigail, b. 13 June 1686; Batt, 4 July 1688; Jonathan, 7 Sept. 1692; Joseph, 25 Nov. 1694; Margaret, 7 Feb. 1699, d. at 2 yrs.; Sarah, 4 July 1701; and Mary, 2 Aug. 1705.
MOUNTAIN, RICHARD, Boston had w. Abigail, wh. join. the ch. 4 Apr. 1646.
MOUNTFORT, MUNFORD, or MUMFORD, BENJAMIN, Boston, merch. came, it is said, 1675, in the Dove, from London, aged 30, ar, co. 1679, [[vol. 3, p. 250]] was one of the wardens of King's Chapel 1690, and d. 1714. EBENEZER, Boston, in Mar. 1676, when the sec. ch. was burnt, his ho. was also burned; perhaps was f. of Ebenezer, H. C. 1702. EDMUND, Boston, tailor, perhaps br. of Benjamin, by w. Elizabeth had Edmund, b. July 1664; Henry, 7 Mar. 1666; Benjamin, 19 Feb. 1668; John, 28 Mar. 1702; Sarah, 22 Apr. 1672; Hannah, 14 Apr. 1673; Joshua, 6 Feb. 1675 and Jonathan, 15 June 1678. His will of 8 Aug. 1690, was pro. 20 Mar. next. HENRY, Boston, br. of the pr. by w. Ruth, perhaps d. of Elder John Wiswall, had Henry, b. 12 Feb. 1688 d. young; and in his will of 20 May 1691, nam. Ebenezer, then minor, as only ch. yet rememb. two sis. in Eng. Hannah and Sarah. JOHN, Providence, took o. of alleg. in May 1671. JOHN, Boston, s. of Edmund, ar. co. 1697, m. 17 Jan. 1694, Mary, d. of Joseph Cock, had Edmund, bapt. 21 Oct. 1694; Benjamin, 5 Apr. 1696; Elizabeth 27 Feb. 1698; Mary, 6 Oct. 1700; John, 7 Mar. 1703; Joanna, 11 June 1704; Susanna, 1 Apr. 1705; Joshua, 22 Bapt. 1701; Jonathan, 26 Sept. 1708; Hannah, 21 Jan. 1711; Joseph, 19 Apr. 1713; and Edmund, again, 26 May 1717. JONATHAN, Boston, s. prob. of Edmund, m. 7 Jan. 1702, Hannah Nichols. WILLIAM, Boston, mason, by w. Ruth had Ruth, b. 26 Mar. 1671; Lydia, 17 Nov. 1672; William, 2 June 1677; Elizabeth 2 Sept. 1679; and Naomi, 18 Aug. 1681; perhaps one, not rec. in Philip's war.
MOUNTJOY, BENJAMIN, Salem, d. 1659. WALTER, Salem, m. 18 Jan. 1672, wid. Elizabeth Owen. See Munjoy.
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