Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
NEWTON,ANTHONY, Dorchester, of Braintree 1640, engag. 1652 in sett. of Lancaster, was freem. 1671. BRYAN, Jamaica, L. I. 1656. DANIEL, Marlborough, s. of Richard, had Daniel, Benjamin, Susanna, Isaac, Abraham, Mary, Samuel, Nathaniel, Lydia, and Mercy; and [[vol. 3, p. 277]] d. 29 Nov. 1739. EDWARD, New Haven, took o. of fidel. 1645. EZEKIEL, Milford, s. of Roger, was liv. 1700. GEORGE, Ipswich, a. 1676 or 7. HENRY, Newtown, L. I. 1655. Perhaps s. or br. of Bryan of the adj. town. JOHN, Dorchester, 1632, freem. 4 Mar. 1633, rem. to Dedham, was kinsman of Edward Alleyn of Dedham, who, dying sudden at Boston, where he was a rep. 1642, by nuncup. will gave his est. to him, and ano. relat. had Henry, bapt. 1 Mar. 1643. JOHN, Dedham, perhaps s. of the preced. freem. 1643. JOHN, Marlborough, s. of Richard, by w. Elizabeth m. 1666, had John, b. 1667; Samuel, 1668; Zechary, 1671, Elizabeth 1672; Thomas; Sarah, 1679; and Silence; was freem. 1690.
JOHN, Boston, by w. Mehitable had Samuel, b. 23 Jan. 1678. JOHN, Milford, s. of Roger, d. 1699, leav. wid. Lydia, ch. Prudence, aged 18; Thomas, 17; Ezekiel, 12; and Joseph, 2. JOSEPH, Marlborough, s. of Richard, freem. 1685, perhaps sworn again, 1691; had w. Catharine. MOSES, Marlborough, br. of the preced. m. 28 Oct. 1668, Joanna, prob. d. of Edward Larkin, had Moses; David, b. 1672; Jonathan, 1679; James; Josiah; Edward; Hannah; Mercy; Jacob; and Ebenezer; was freem. 1690; and d. 23 May 1736. RICHARD, Sudbury 1640, by w. Ann or Hannah had John, b. 20 Oct. 1641; Mary, 12 or 22 June 1644; Moses, 26 Mar. 1646; Joseph, Daniel, 21 Dec. 1665; Elizabeth; Sarah; Isaac, and Hannah, wh. d. 13 Apr. 1654 took the freeman's oath 1645, and again, I suppose, in 1647, for no other Richard is heard of, but aft. 1656, rem. to S. part of Marlborough, now Southborough, was liv. Oct. 1675, Mary m. Jonathan Johnson; Elizabeth m. a Dingley; and Sarah m. a Taylor, as says Barry. ROGER, Farmington, the first min. m. at Hartford, Mary, eldest d. of Rev. Thomas Hooker, wh. d. 4 Feb. 1676, had at H. Samuel, bapt. 20 Oct. 1646; was ord. the day the ch. was form. 13 Oct. 1652, there had John, bapt. June 1656, but not 6, as print. in Geneal. Reg. XI. 324; and prob. other ch. bef. or aft. or both. He was dism. 1657, came to Boston, in Oct. to emb. for Eng. The ship in wh. he had tak. pass. was with ano. for the same destinat. detain. sev. days by head winds in the outer harbor, and he was invit. by letter to town on a special serv. A lamentab. superstit. encourag. the shipmaster and some others, as in Hull's Diary, p. 185, is told, to consent to his leav. the voyage, "as think. his presence some cause of the cross wind." I hope he got passwithout contra. wind, in a later ship, and return, he went to Milford, where was inst. 22 Aug. 1660, and d. 7 June 1683. His will, of 12 Mar. bef. names Samuel, Roger, Susanna, John, Ezekiel, bapt. 1660; Sarah, 1662; Alice, 1664; and Mary; but in some cases the order of success. is not ascert. His d. Susanna m. John Stone of M.; and Sarah m. 4 July 1683, John Wilson of New Haven.
ROGER, Milford, s. of [[vol. 3, p. 278]] the preced. d. 1690, leav. wid. Abigail, guard. of a s. and d. not nam. Among the proprs. in 1713 at M. were seven of his name. SAMUEL, Milford, s. of the preced. was ens. 1673, m. 14 Mar. 1669, Martha, d. of the first Benjamin Fenn, had Martha, b. 1671; and Thomas, 1675; and d. 1708. THOMAS, Fairfield, one of the five first sett. a man of conseq. chos. rep. to Apr. sess. 1645; had freq. suits at law with his neighb. and in 1652 charg. with a cap. crime, prob. witchcraft, or other imagin. offence, he escap. from prison, took refuge with the Dutch, who believed him innoc. He liv. at Newtown, on L. I. 1656, a purchaser that yr. of Middleburgh and was a capt. under Stuyvesant. By compact with the Unit. Cols. of N. E. the Dutch were bound to extradit. of fugit. as were the members of the Un. among thems. by art. VIII. of the confed. and in the rec. of the Commissnrs. Haz. II. 229, may be read the instruct. by Congr. to Newman, Leverett, and Davis, to proceed to New York and demand his body, and Ib. 236, their claim "of the body of Thomas Newton, some time a capit. offender in one of the Cols. of N. E." War was then raging betw. Eng. and Holland, but amicab. relat. wisely were preserv. on our side of the water; and Stuyvesant issued a warrant, Ib. 238, on the same day; but we may be glad that either cunning or common sense prevent. its execut.
THOMAS, Boston 1688, came from New Hampsh. is supposed to have been b. 10 Jan. 1661, and was Sect. of that Prov. until 1690, was controller of the customs at B. judge of the admir. and Atty.-Gen in the witchcraft prosecut. and aft. d. 28 May 1721. His opinion must have led to the cure of the infernal delusion, for in Jan. 1693 he wrote to Sir Wm. Phips, the Gov. that of the 52 charg. at Salem that court, the three convicts should have been acquit. like the rest. Twelve of this name had, in 1827, been gr. at N. E. coll. exc. Harv. where none.
NICHOLET, CHARLES, Salem, came, 1672, from Virg. contin. preach. to 20 Apr. 1676, by vote of the town, with dissatisf. of both the ch. and its pastor, went to Eng. See Felt, II. 588.
NICHOLS, ABRAHAM, Woodbury, s. of the first Caleb, m. Dec. 1684, Rachel Kellogg, sec. d. of the first Daniel of Stratford, in 1706 was excor. of his br. Caleb; but his fam. is not giv. by Cothren. ADAM, New Haven 1645 or earlier, m. Ann, d. of John Wakeman, had John, bapt. 10 Aug. 1645; Barachiah, 14 Feb. 1647; Esther, 10 Mar. 1650; and Lydia, b. 28 Feb. 1652; in 1655 was of Hartford, rem. 1661 to Hadley, where his s. John was drown. next yr. His f.-in-law, in his will, pro. 16 Oct. 1661, ment. these ch. of his d. Ann N. viz: John, Hannah, Sarah, and Ebenezer, the last three prob. b. at Hartford, and some time later he had Esther. Next he was of Boston, freem. 1670, if our Secr. is to be accept. in his Col. Rec. ret. to Hartford, and d. 25 Aug. 1682, [[vol. 3, p. 279]] when his only ch. was Esther Ellis.
ALLEN or ALLYN, Barnstable, m. 12 Apr. 1670, Abigail, d. of Austin Bearse, had Nathaniel, b. 12 Oct. 1671; Mary, 12 Feb. 1673; a s. 1 Jan. 1675, d. soon; Josiah, 23 Apr. 1676, d. at 2 yrs; Joseph, 11 Apr. 1678; Abigail, 11 Feb. 1681; Priscilla, 28 June 1682, d. next Mar.; Experience, 8 Jan. 1684, wh. was bapt. with Nathaniel, Mary, and Joseph, on 1 Jan. 1688; and James, b. 1 Apr. 1689, bapt. with Abigail, 12 May foll. CALEB, Stratford, s. of Francis, b. in Eng. was among the freem. 1669, by w. Ann had Sarah, b. 11 Dec. 1651; Ann, 5 Mar. 1653; Esther, 18 Feb. 1655; Joseph, 25 Dec. 1656; Samuel, 29 Mar. 1658; Andrew, 28 Nov. 1659; Abraham, 19 Jan. 1662; Abigail, Feb. 1664; Hannah, Aug. 1667; Caleb, Feb. 1669; Phebe, 12 Nov. 1671; and John, Nov. 1676; rem. to Woodbury, and d. 1690. In his will of 6 Aug. in that yr. he names Samuel, John, Caleb, and Abraham, of his six s. and three ds. Mary, Ann, and Phebe, beside Moses Wheeler, John Prentiss, and William Martin, call. by him s.-in-law. Wheeler had m. 20 Oct. 1674, the d. Sarah, but this Sarah was long and erron. call. w. of Daniel Brinsmead, to wh. in better acco. is giv. for w. Sarah, d. of Daniel Kellogg the first.
CALEB, Woodbury, s. of the preced. m. Sarah, d. of Daniel Kellogg, but liv. not long, and had no ch. as his will, of 6 Mar. 1706, pro. 1 Jan. foll. makes br. Abraham excor. and gives prop. to him and br. John, and sis. Abigail Martin, w. of William, Mary Hull, Phebe Knell, and Hannah N. He d. 14 Apr. CYPRIAN, call. Siborn the rec. of Hartford 1668, made freem. next yr.; was from Witham, Co. Essex, and had bot. bef. com. est. of William Whiting, merch. of London, 6 Apr. 1664, gent. that was prop. of the f. of W. in our country, perhaps came with s. Cyprian in 1667, was nomin. 1668 for freem. with prefix of respect, was selectman 1670, 5, and 6, and in her town offices, yet the date of his d. is unkn. had Cyprian, b. 1672; Sarah, wh. m. 1700, William Webster; and Mary, wh m. 1700, Ephraim Turner. He was b. a. 1642, and d. a. 1698.
CYPRIAN, Hartford, s. of the preced. was a capt. by w. Helen, d. of John Talcott, had only ch. Elizabeth bapt. 14 Jan. 1700; and his w. d. 12 May 1702. He m. 24 May 1705, as sec. w. Mary, d. of Samuel Spencer, had Cyprian, bapt. Feb. 1706; James, Feb. 1708; William, Jan. 1710; Mary, 1713; and five others, and d. 2 Jan. 1756, aged 84; and his wid. d. 15 Feb. foll. DANIEL, Charlestown, d. there 2 July 1659, but was prob. only a trans. visitor. DAVID, d. at Boston, 13 Mar. 1653, but whether an inhab. or not is unkn. EPHRAIM, Hingham, freem. 1684, was s. of Thomas. EPHRAIM, Stratford, s. of Isaac of the same, m. Sept. 1682, Esther, wid. of Ebenezer Hawley, was ens. and d. a. 1690, leav. ch. not kn. to us, and his wid. m. Eliphalet Hill.
FRANCIS, Stratford, d. 1650, was f. of Isaac, [[vol. 3, p. 280]] Caleb, and John, who were all b. in Eng. His est. was small; and neither will nor inv. is of rec. in Pro. FRANCIS, Falmouth 1680, perhaps s. of Robert. Willis, I. 160. HUGH, Salem, m. 6 Apr. 1694, Priscilla Shattuck, d. of Samuel of the same, and d. bef. Nov. 1701. ISAAC, Stratford 1639, s. of Francis, b. in Eng. one of the first sett. I think was that serj. appoint. to train the men in milit. discip. this yr. as in Trumbull, Col. Rec. of Conn. I. 36 is told; was rep. 1664 at the Oct. sess.; had Mary, b. 2 Feb. 1648, wh. m. 8 Jan. 1667, Israel Chauncy, the min. of the town; Sarah, 1 Nov. 1649; Josiah, 29 Jan. 1652; Isaac, 12 Mar. 1654; Jonathan, 20 Dec. 1655; Ephraim, 16 Dec. 1657; Patience, 2 Feb. 1660, Temperance, 17 May 1662; Margery, 30 Nov. 1663, Benjamin, 2 Feb. 1666; and Elizabeth 2 Apr. 1668. He was a soapboiler, had good est. made his will 28 Sept. 1694, and his inv. was brot. in Sept. of next yr. He names w. Margaret. and all the ch. but Josiah, who had d. 1691, leav. wid. but no ch. Yet three other s. Isaac, Jonathan, and Ephraim were also d. but to the childr. of ea. was small legacy, direct by that instrum. bec. ea. f. had been portion. Sarah m. 8 Jan. 1674, Stephen Burritt; and Elizabeth m. 1691, Rev. Joseph Webb. ISAAC, Stratford, s. of John of Fairfield, being by his uncle Isaac brot. up, is usual. call. on the rec. cous.; m. 15 Aug: 1672, Esther Clark, had Grace, b. 6 June 1673; Alice, 25 Oct. 1674; John 10 Oct. 1676; Samuel, 6 Dec. 1678; and he perhaps rem. to Derby.
ISAAC, Stratford, s. of Isaac of the same, d. 1690, leav. wid. Mary, and ch. Francis, b. June 1676; Richard, Nov. 1678; and Joseph, Nov. 1680. ISRAEL, Hingham, s. of Thomas, it is said m. 10 June 1688, Mary, third d. of Roger Sumner of Dorchester. JAMES, Malden, m. Apr. 1660, Mary, d. of George Felt, had Mary, b. 1 Mar. foll.; James, Dec. 1662, Elizabeth; Nathaniel, 1666; Ann; Samuel; and Caleb; was. freem. 1668; and d. 1694, prob. in Apr. certain. bef. 5 Nov. JAMES, Malden, s. of the preced. perhaps was one of sev. grantees in 1685, for services in the late Ind. war, of tract of 8 miles sq. in the Nipmug country; by w. Hannah Whittemore, m. 15 Nov. 1686, had Hannah, b. 22 Nov. 1687; James, 28 Jan. 1689; by sec. w. Abigail had Esther, b. 5 Jan. 1691, misprint. 1692, in Genel. Reg. X. 163; Abigail, Aug. perhaps 25, 1692; James, again, 22 Oct. 1694; Joshua, 5 Jan. 1697; Caleb, 27 Apr. 1699; and Jemima, 4 Nov. 1702. One of these Jameses d. Farmer says, 30 May 1695, and prob. it was the eldest, with error of a yr. for the sec. James d. 22 Mar. 1726.
JAMES, Reading, s. of Richard, freem. 1691. JOHN, Watertown, a propr. 1636 or 7 says Bond. He may well seem to be the man of Fairfield, buying ld. bef. 1653, perhaps reaching that final resid. aft. a tempora. one at Wethersfield, and the br. of Isaac and Caleb. By w. Grace he had Isaac, Sarah, and John, [[vol. 3, p. 281]] nam. on ret. of his inv. 19 June 1655, with hope of ano. wh. was the Samuel, prob. nam. by the wid. 4 June 1659, when, giv. deed to her s. Isaac, she requires him to pay her childr. Sarah, John, and Samuel certain sums. This seems to compel us to think, Esther, Elizabeth Hannah, the three elder ch. nam. on giv. the inv. of f. were by a former w. The wid. m. Richard Perry of the same, who was d. in 1658. His s. John serv. in Philip's war, and d. in the first yr. of it unm.
JOHN, Topsfield, s. of William of the same, by w. Lydia had William, b. 25 Aug. 1663; Ann, 24 Aug. 1665; John, 14 Jan. 1668; Thomas, 20 Jan. 1670; Isaac, 6 Feb. 1673; Lydia, 16 Apr. 1675, Rachel, 3 Nov. 1677; Elizabeth 16 Mar. 1680; Ebenezer, 9 Nov. 1685; beside Margaret, ment. in his will of 12 Oct. 1700, pro. 11 Nov. foll. in wh. all the ch. are nam. exc. Isaac, wh. perhaps, was d. JOHN, Reading, s. of Richard, freem. 1691, by w. Abigail, had John, b. 1677; Richard, 1679, d. soon; Richard, again, 1682; Thomas; Kendall, 1686; James, 1688; Nathaniel, 1691; Abigail, 1694; Samuel, 1696; Benjamin, 1699; and Joseph, 1702. JOHN, Boston, a joiner, perhaps s. of Mordecai, freem. 1690, had w. Sarah, wh. d. at Charlestown, 13 Sept. 1678, in her 21st yr. 1702. JOHN, Greenwich, R. I. 1687. JONATHAN, a soldier of Moseley's comp. Dec. 1675, and next yr. under capt. Turner on Conn. riv. in Philip's war, was, of course from the E. JONATHAN, Stratford, s. of the first Isaac, d. 1689, leav. wid. who is not nam. and ch. Josiah, aged 7; Mary, 4; and Jonathan, 2, on ret. the inv. 28 Oct. of that yr. His est. was good. JOSIAH, Stratford, br. of the preced. m. 13 Dec. 1678, Hannah, d. of Joseph Hawley, prob. had no ch. d. 1691. MORDECAI, Boston, mariner, m. 1652, Alice, d. of Richard Hallet, had John, b. 18 Aug. 1653; and Samuel, 9 Dec. 1658, wh. d. young. He d. not long aft. for 29 Apr. 1663, his wid. gave inv. and 3 Feb. foll. provision for the only ch. John was made in Court, for the reason, says the rec. of the wid. "being ready to dispose of herself." She soon m. Thomas Clark of Plymouth. NATHANIEL, Charlestown, d. bef. 21 Aug. 1687, when his wid. Joanna brot. says the ch. rec. to bapt. her ch. Elizabeth and Hannah. But perhaps he had liv. in ano. town. One of the name from Hingham was in Johnson's comp. Dec. 1675, may have outliv. the hard serv. His wid. who was, I infer, d. of Richard Shute, m. Joseph Buckley of Boston. Hannah m. 7 Jan. 1702, Jonathan Mountford.
NATHANIEL, Malden, s. of the first James of the same, by w. Sarah had Nathaniel, b. 30 July 1692; Samuel, 12 Oct. 1696; Sarah, 24 Apr. 1699; Josiah, 18 Feb. 1704; Elizabeth 27 Oct. 1706; John, 21 June 1709; Mary, 23 Sept. 1712; and Ann, 12 Sept. 1715; and he d. 10 May 1725. RANDOLPH, or RANDAL, Charlestown, had w. Elizabeth d. I think, of Thomas Pierce, senr. and ch. Sarah, b. 27 Jan. 1643; Elizabeth; Hannah, 4 Apr. [[vol. 3, p. 282]] 1647; John, 16 Jan. 1654, Nathaniel, 10 Nov. 1655; William, 2 Aug. 1657; and Daniel, 21 Nov. 1658; perhaps others; was liv. 1678, a householder at C. His d. Sarah, in the will of Nicholas Shapleigh of C. 21 Jan. 1662, his s. Joseph was advised to m. or at least a beq. was made to him on condit. that he should do so. Elizabeth m. Thomas Tuck. RICHARD, Ipswich 1648, may be the man who liv. long at Reading, there d. 22 Nov. 1674, in his will, three days bef. of wh. s. John was excor. names w. Ann, other s. Thomas, and James, and ds. Mary and Hannah.
ROBERT, Watertown, m. 1644 or 5, Sarah, wid. of John Goss, may be the man, to wh. with many others, our Col. governm. in 1680, made of ld. at the bot. of Casco Bay five miles sq. and two of the islds. adj. ROBERT, Saybrook 1664-73. ROBERT, Falmouth 1670, perhaps s. of the first Robert, was k. by the Ind. Sept. 1675, at Scarborough. SAMUEL, Reading, nam. an early sett. by Eaton, but I find no other ment. of him; unless he were that s. of the first James of Malden, wh. had d. Elizabeth to rec. in right of her f. dec. on settlem. of her gr.f.'s est. in 1706. SAMUEL, Stratford, s. of Caleb of the same, rem. early to Derby, thence perhaps, to Woodbury, there d. 1691, leav. wid. Susanna, and only ch. Josiah, aged 4. THOMAS, Hingham 1637, rem. prob. to Scituate, aft. m. with Rebecca, d. of Thomas Josselyn, or Jostlin, but in few yrs. back to H. had Rebecca, Ephraim, Israel, and Thomas, beside Martha and Mary, tw. b. 3 July 1653, and Sarah, 20 July 1655. Rebecca m. 1664, Samuel House, the sec. THOMAS, Sandwich 1643.
THOMAS, Malden, m. Sept. 1655, Mary Moulton, may be he who at Salisbury, by w. Mary had Ebenezer, b. 3 Aug. 1664; and, perhaps, of Amesbury in 1677. That ch. Ebenezer was, perhaps, fem. for the same rec. makes Benoni Tucker m. June 1686, Ebenezer N. THOMAS, Reading, s. of Richard, freem. 1684, was deac. THOMAS, Scituate, s. of the first Thomas, m. 1663, Sarah, d. of John Whiston, had Sarah, b. 1668, Rebecca, 1670; Joseph, 1673; Susanna, 1676; Mary, 1679; Bathsheba, 1681; Israel, 1683; Patience, 1685; and Elizabeth 1690. Deane. THOMAS, Reading, freem. 1691, was prob s. of deac. Thomas. WALTER, Charlestown 1638, had been of some other ch. if he be as I think prob. that freem. of 7 Dec. 1636, whose name in the appendix to Winthrop is print. Nicholas, and by Paige's list, Nicoles, wh. was very freq. spell. of this surname in old rec. An Elizabeth N. emb. at London 1635, aged 25, in the Susan and Ellen, at the same time with Richard Saltonstall, and that Penelope Pelham, who some yrs. aft. m. Gov. Bellingham, but whether she was w. of any of the preced. is unkn.
WILLIAM, Salem 1638, had then gr. of ld. rem. New London, perhaps in co. with Robert Isbell, wh. d. a. 1655, and N. m. his wid. Ann. He was a substantial man in business of the town, had no ch. and d. 4 Sept. 1673. His wid. [[vol. 3, p. 283]] d. 15 Sept. 1689. WILLIAM, Topsfield, in his will of 26 Apr. 1693, pro. 17 Feb. 1696, ment. w. Mary, ch. John, Mary, w. of Thomas Cave, and Hannah, w. of Thomas Wilkins, and from this docum. is our best informat. He gave a depon. 14 May 1694, "aged upwards of 100 yrs." bef. Judge Curwin, that he had liv. upwards of 42 yrs. on a farm he bot. of Henry Bartholomew, lying betw. the bounds of Salem and Ipswich riv. paid rates to S. sev. yrs. and Topsfield, aft. the run of the line betw. the towns, claim. and enforce. palm. See Geneal. Reg. IX. 377. How many yrs. should be subtract. from the date fix. by this centenary, can easi. be ascertain. at Salem, to a high probabil. or perhaps certain. as his descend. have confid. that he was b. 1599; for he sw. 24 June 1662, that he was 63 yrs. old. Six of this name had, in 1834 been gr. at Harv. and seventeen at other N. E. coll.
NICHOLSON, CHRISTOPHER, Lynn, s. of Edmund, m. 22 Oct. 1662, Hannah Redknap, prob. d. of Joseph. EDMUND, Marblehead, 1648, d. 1660, it is presum. for his inv. tak. 22 Nov. of that yr. was brot. In six days aft. by Elizabeth his wid. wh. was persecut. as a Quaker the same yr. His ch. then were aged as the rec. shows, respectiv. Christopher, 22; Joseph, 20; Samuel, 16; John, 14; Elizabeth 11; and Thomas, 7; Joseph, Thomas, and Elizabeth then w. of Nicholas Andrews, all unit. in a deed, 1672, to their br. Samuel. JAMES, Charlestown, d. Jan. 1668. JOHN, and ROBERT, are count. 1675, at Falmouth; JOSEPH, and SAMUEL, at Marblehead 1668, s. of Edmund; and a JOHN in Conn. had desert. his w. Mercy more than five yrs. for wh. she obt. divorce.
But one JOSEPH, Portsmouth, R. I. seems happier, if we can judge by his will 1693, describ. his ch. as Joseph, wh. was b. 2 Nov. 1650; Sarah, b. 1 Feb. 1653, w. of John Ward; Rebecca, 1 Feb. 1656, w. of Nicholas Carr; Rachel, b. at Bootle, 22 Apr. 1658, w. of John Peabody, Dinah, w. of James Burrill, b. at Salem, 21 Mar. 1660; Benjamin, in Barbados, 6 July 1665; Elizabeth at Martinico, 8 June 1667, and Jane, in R. I. 29 Sept. 1669. He was, we may believe, s. of Edmund of Marblehead, and his w. was Jane. WILLIAM, Yarmouth 1641, fin. for disrespect to relig. next yr. had William, bapt. at Barnstable 1 June 1646.
NICK, or NECK, CHRISTOPHER, Marblehead 1668. JOHN, Lynn, m. 22 Mar. 1676, Mary Richards, had William, b. 21 Dec. 1676, d. next yr.; Bathsheba, 24 Dec. 1678, d. soon; and Bathsheba, again, 11 May 1682. If this be the same name with Nicks, he may have been s. of that Matthew Nicks, wh. had, Felt says, gr. of ld. at Salem 1639; but the same yr. he ment. Matthew Nixon, as grantee of ld. from the town, and prob. he was the same. WILLIAM, Marblehead, 1674, may have been br. of John; but possib. tho. not prob. it is only abbrev. for Nicholson. [[vol. 3, p. 284]]
NICKERSON, WILLIAM, Boston, weaver, from Norwich, Eng. aged 33, with w. Ann, eldest d. of Nicholas Busby (who came in the same ship), aged 28, and four, ch. Nicholas, Robert, Elizabeth and Ann, emb. at Ipswich, or Yarmouth, 8 Apr. 1637, arr. 20 June at Boston, proceed. with f.-in-law, I presume, first to Watertown, where he might be allow. to join the ch. for in Boston there exist. nothing but contention among the memb. to drive out, and nobody was rec. until long aft. N. had been adm. freem. 2 May 1638. But he is aft. found at Yarmouth where he had Joseph, b. Dec. 1647; and Elizabeth m. Oct. 1649, Robert Eldred. WILLIAM, Eastham, m. 22 Jan. 1691, Mary Snow, had Mercy, b. 17 Mar. 1692; and Nicholas, 19 Mar. 1694. Perhaps the spell. was Neck.
NICKISON, JOHN, Salisbury 1650, prob. only a misprint for Dickinson.
NICHOLSON, ROBERT, Scarborough, had Robert, and John. His inv. is of 1 July 1676.
NIGHTINGALE, BENJAMIN, Braintree 1689. JOSEPH, Braintree, perhaps s. of William, by w. Hannah had Joseph, wh. d. young; and the mo. d. 11 Oct. 1718, aged 26; and the f. d. 1726, aged 48. WILLIAM, Braintree 1689, or earlier, d. 10 May 1714, aged a. 77. WILLIAM, jun. Braintree, s. perhaps of the preced. was freem. 1690.
NILES, BENJAMIN, Block Isl. 1684, was s. of John, and I kn. no more. INCREASE, Braintree, s. of John, was a soldier of Johnson's comp. Dec. 1675. m. 4 Dec. 1677, Mary Purchas, had John, b. 10 Oct. 1678; Increase, 9 Mar. 1680; Ebenezer; and Mary; and d. 1 Sept. 1693. JOHN, Dorchester 1634, Braintree 1636, freem. 1647, had w. Jane, and ch. Hannah, b. 16 Feb. 1637; John, 4 Mar. 1639; Joseph, 15 Aug. 1640; Nathaniel, 16 Aug. 1642; Samuel, 12 May 1644; Increase, 16 Dec. 1646; Benjamin, 11 Mar. 1651; and his w. d. 15 May 1654. He went to Block isl. perhaps, but bef. rem. by w. Hannah, had, prob. Isaac, b. 2 Apr. 1658. It is not cert. that he went to Block. isl. as that John wh. liv. there may have been the s. of this, wh. d. at Braintree, 8 Feb. 1694, aged a. 91 yrs. and his wid. d. 31 Jan. 1703.
JONATHAN, Hull, freem. 1680. JOSEPH, Braintree, sec. s. John, m. 2 Nov. 1662, Mary Mycall, had Hannah, b. 15 Feb. 1664; Joseph, 21 Sept. 1666; Mary, 8 Jan. 1669; John; and Benjamin, 2 Jan. 1675, NATHANIEL, Block isl. 1670, s. of John, had m. Sarah, d. of James Sands, perhaps in 1671, and beside Jeremiah, and Nathaniel, one older, one younger, as Vinton suppos. had Samuel, min. of Braintree, a disting. controversial writer, b. 1 May 1674, H. C. 1699, wh. comipil. the Narrative of wars in N. E. with Fr. and Ind. partly print. in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. 154, et seq. and d. 1 May 1762; was f. of Samuel, H. C. 1731, and gr.f. Rev. Samuel of Abington, wh. d. 16 June 1814. SAMUEL, Braintree, third s. of John, m. 20 Apr. 1680, Vinton says, wid. Mary Belcher, and I [[vol. 3, p. 285]] wish his industr. research had ascertain. of wh. he was wid. so that we might not be left to conject. that she was d. of Roger Billings, wh. m. Samuel Belcher. By her he had Sarah, b. Jan. 1681; Hannah 1682; and Samuel, 15 June 1686; was a lieut. 1697. Eleven of this name had, in 1634, been gr. at N. E. coll. of wh. four were of Dart. three of Harv. and two of Yale.
NIMS, EBENEZER, Deerfield, s. of Godfrey, in the assault, 29 Feb. 1704, by the Fr. and Ind. when most of the fam. were destroy. was tak. carr. to Canada, adopt. by an Ind. squaw, had there a w. and one ch. but was liberat. 1714, and came home. I hear nothing of the w. and ch. GODFREY, Northampton 1668, was a soldier in Philip's war, m. Margaret, wid. of Zebediah Williams, had Rebecca, b. 1678, d. soon; John and Rebecca, tw. 1679; Henry, 1682; rem. to Deerfield, there had Thankful, 1684; and Ebenezer, 1687; his w. d. next yr. and he m. 1692, Mehitable, wid. of Jeremiah Hull, d. of William Smead, had Thomas, 1693, wh. d. at 4 yrs.; Mehitable, 1696; Mary and Mercy, tw. 1699; and Abigail, 1701. Henry was k. 29 Feb. 1704, at the surprise of the town by Fr. and Ind. Mehitable, Mary, and Mercy were at the same time burn to d. in the cellar of his ho. and his w. carr. off, but k. on the road to Canada, whither John, Ebenezer, and Abigail were carr.
John fail. to escape in his first attempt, but got free in the sec. from Montreal, 1705; and Abigail was prob. never heard of aft. His d. Rebecca had m, Philip Mattoon, and was k. with him, and their only ch. at the same time, so that of all his fam. only John, Thankful, and Ebenezer were liv. and the youngest a captive for nine yrs. aft. the f. d. 1705. But the name is well perpet.
NIXON, or NICKSON, JOHN, R. I. 1663. Knowles, 421. MATTHEW, Salem 1639, was petitnr. 1668, against imposts, sign. for self and comp. See Nick.
NOAKES, or NOAKE, ROBERT, Boston, by w. perhaps d. of Robert Wright, wh. in his will calls Noakes his s. had Arthur, b 17 Mar. 1665; Mary, 5 Dec. 1667; Robert, 10 July 1670; Joseph, 16 Oct. 1671; and Robert, again, 13 Oct. 1676. I suppose he was liv. 1701.
NOBLE, JOHN, Westfield, prob. s. of the first Thomas, m. 13 Sept. 1682, Abigail, d. of John Sacket, had Abigail, b. 30 June 1683, and his w. d. in 3 days; by sec. w. had John, 15 Feb. 1685; Stephen, 15 Aug. 1688; William, d. young; David, 25 Jan. 1695; Hannah, 2 Nov. 1697; Sarah, 22 Mar. 1699; and Mabel, 28 Feb. 1705. He d. at New Milford, 17 Aug. 1714. MARK, Westfield, prob. br. of the preced. m. 10 Dec. 1690, Hannah, d. of the sec. Thomas Dewey, had Joseph, b. 8 Oct. 1691, Hezekiah, 14 May 1694; Matthew, 19 Sept. 1698; Solomon, 23 Dec. 1700; Elisha, 9 Feb. 1703; Obadiah, 19 Oct. 1705; Hannah, 11 [[vol. 3, p. 286]] Oct. 1707; Esther, 6 June 1710; and Rhoda, 17 Apr. 1717.
THOMAS, Boston 1652, rem. to Springfield, m. 1 Nov. 1660, Hannah, only d. of William Warriner, rem. to Westfield, 1669, freem. 1681, rep. 1692, bef. going thither had John, b. 1662, bef. ment.; Hannah, 24 Feb. 1664, wh. m. John Goodman of Hadley, and next, 12 Oct. 1728, Nathaniel Edwards of Northampton; and Thomas, 14 Jan. 1667. He had at W. Elizabeth b. 9 Feb. 1673; Luke, 15 July 1675; James, 1 Oct. 1677; Mary, 29 June 1680; and Rebecca, 4 Jan. 1683; but when or whence he came is unkn. His d. was 20 Jan. 1704, and the wid. Hannah m. deac. Medad Pomeroy. THOMAS, Westfield, prob. s. of the preced. m. 19 Dec. 1695, Elizabeth d. of the sec. Thomas Dewey, had Thomas, b. 10 Sept. 1696: Job, 28 Jan. 1699, d. at 5 mos.; Jonathan, 1 May 1700, d. at 19 yrs.; Seth, 30 Oct. 1702, d. in few wks. Israel, 20 Sept. 1703, Elizabeth 3 Sept. 1705; Lois, 4 July 1708; Ebenezer, 11 Oct. 1711; Thankful, 31 May 1714; Ann, 30 Oct. 1716; and Jonathan, 23 May 1721; was deac. and d. 29 July 1730; and his wid. d. 2 Oct. 1757. WILLIAM, Flushing, L. I. was, in 1664, employ. by the Conn. Col. Six of this name had been gr. at Yale, and nine at the other N. E. coll. in 1834, says Farmer's MS. wh. is the more observ. bec. none was of Harv. or Dart.
NOCK, HENRY, Dover, youngest s. of Thomas of the same, m. 10 Jan. 1692, Sarah, d. of Charles Adams. SYLVANUS, br. of the preced. m. 20 Apr. 1677 Elizabeth Emery, had Elizabeth b. 12 Feb. 1678; Sarah, 4 May 1680; and others. THOMAS, Dover 1655, by w. Rebecca, prob. d. of Henry Tibbets, had Elizabeth b. 21 Nov. 1663, d. at 5 yrs.; Henry, posthum. 8 Feb. 1667; beside others earlier, as Sylvanus, and Rebecca, and d. 29 Oct. 1666. His wid. m. 28 Sept. 1669, Philip Benmore, outliv. him, and d. 30 Mar. 1680. It is said this name has bec. Knox in some branches.
NODDLE, WILLIAM, Salem, came prob. in the fleet with Winthrop freem. 18 May 1631, was drown. in June 1632. Winthrop I. 80. Prince, II. 29, thinks Noddle's isl. was nam. for him.
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