Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
NOWELL,ALEXANDER, Charlestown, s. of Increase, freem. 1671, compos. sev. almanacs, but d. 13 July 1672, prob. unm. GEORGE, Boston, blacksmith, ar. co. 1662, by w. Lydia, had Ann, b. 13 Oct. 1659. INCREASE, Charlestown, came 1630, in the fleet with Winthrop prob. in the Arbella, was one of the founders of first ch. in Boston, his being, the fifth name on the list of memb. and w. Parnell the fourteenth, had here Increase, b. 19, bapt. 21 Nov. 1630, d. young; Abigail, b. 27 Apr. bapt. 3 June 1632, being the very next bapt. to that of Increase, because intermed. Wilson the min. had been gone to Eng. and she d. young; was one of the founders of the new ch. at Charlestown by setting off from Boston, had Samuel, b. 12, bapt. 22 Nov. 1634, H. C. 1653; Eleazer, b. 16 Nov. 1636, d. soon; Mehitable b. 2 Feb. 1638; Increase, again, 23 May 1640, prob. error for 13, as he was bapt. 19 of that mo.; Mary, 26 May 1643; and Alexander, a. 1645, H. C. 1664. His w. was Parnell Gray, d. of wid. Catharine Coytemore, who came over with the fam. of N. and elder sis. of capt. Thomas Coytemore, but the w. of N. was by her first h. Gray; and the prop. of Coytemore, bef. the law made half blood to be heirs, was judged to descend. of Coytemore alone. He was always in pub. serv. hav. early giv. up the place of ch. elder, was Secr. of the Col. many yrs. and Assist. from the elect. in Eng. bef. the royal chart. to his d. 1 Nov. 1655. His wid. d. 25 Mar. 1687, aged 84. Mehitable m. William Hilton, and next, deac. John Cutler, and d. 1711; Mary m. 14 Aug. 1666, Isaac Winslow, and next, 16 Sept. 1674, John Long. PHILIP, Salem, mariner, drown. 15 Nov. 1675. ROBERT, Salem, m. 1 Jan. 1668, Mary Tatchell, unless this be, as I conject. an impossib. name, had William and Robert, tw. both d. in few days; Mary, b. 27 Feb. 1670; and Robert, 5 Nov. 1672.
SAMUEL, Charlestown, eldest surv. s. of Increase, a preach. but never a sett. min. was chaplain in Philip's war, both on Conn. riv. and in the gr. Narraganset fight, where his bravery is much applaud. in Magn. VII. cap. 6, sec. 10, and Mather wishes us to suppose, that he used other than spiritual weapons; freem. 1667, Assist. 1680, and in Oct. 1685, chos. Treasr. of the Col. from wh. the royal commiss. to Dudley next yr. reliev. him; went to Eng. to act with Mather at Court, in favor of the country, but d. at London, in Sept. 1688. His wid. Mary, by wh. he had no ch. d. 14 Aug. 1693. She was d. of William Alford, and was first w. of Peter Butler, third w. of Hezekiah Usher, and first of N. This fam. was of repute in Eng. Alexander, dean of St. Paul's in Queen Elizabeth day, a learned puritan, s. of John of Great Mearly, near Clitheroe, in Lancashire, on the edge of Yorksh. d. 13 Feb. 1601, aged 90, says Wood's Athenae.
THOMAS, Windsor, an early sett. tho. it is not thot. that he had been at Dorchester, had w. Elizabeth but no ch. and in his will of 3 Nov. 1648, aft. small gifts to his kindr. Robert [[vol. 3, p. 296]] Wilson, and Isabel Phelps, devises a compet. est. to w. for life, remained. in fee to Christopher Nowell, s. of Edward of Wakefield, Yorksh. yet he calls neither his br. Both the will and inv. of 22 Feb. foll. are in J. H. Trumbull's Conn. Col. Rec. I. 506, 8. A reasonable conject. may arise, from the moderate distance betw. Wakefield and Clitheroe, less than 40 miles, that the stock of this Windsor wayfarer and our Secr. of Mass. was in the sixteenth cent. the same, tho. we find no evid. of their ever meet. in our country. Farmer says the name is still found in both the States of New Hampsh. and Mass. and I should be very glad to see the deduction from first comer.
NOYES, NOYCE, or NOISE, CUTTING, Newbury, s. of Nicholas, freem. 1674, m. 23 Feb. 1674, Elizabeth d. John Knight, had John, b. 15 Dec. 1674; Cutting, 28 Jan. 1677; Elizabeth 2 Jan. 1679; Nicholas, 22 May 1681, d. at 14 yrs.; Joseph, 21 Jan. 1689; and Mary, 27 Mar. 1693. JAMES, Newbury, one of the two first min. b. 1608, at Choulderton, in Wilts, near the edge of Hants, betw. Amesbury in W. and Andover in H. s. of Rev. William, who was instit. I find by the registry of that diocese, in 1602 as rector, but in 1621, resign. in favor of Nathan Noyes. His mo. was sis. of Robert Parker a very learned Puritan, driv. to Holland for his heterodoxy a. forms; and he was bred at Brazen Nose, Oxford, as his nephew, Rev. Nicholas in his acco. for Magn. III. cap. 25, Append. writes and was call. away by his cous. Thomas Parker to assist him at the sch. of Newbury, in Berksh. He m. 1634, Sarah, eldest d. of Mr. Joseph Brown of Southampton, and in Mar. of that yr. emb. for N. E. in co. with his br. Nicholas and cous. Thomas Parker, in the Mary and John of London, preach. some short time at Medford, was freem. 3 Sept. 1634, and invit. to Watertown ch. but in 1635 went to Newbury, and tho. younger than his collea. cous. d. first, 22 Oct. 1656. His will, made five days bef. ment. w. Sarah and ch. br. Rev. Nicholas N. and cous. Rev. Thomas Parker; the inv. show. good est. and ch. were Joseph, b. 15 Oct. 1637; James, 11 Mar. 1640, H. C. 1659; Sarah, 12 Aug. 1641, d. young; Moses, 6 Dec. 1643, H. C. 1659; John, 3 June 1645; Thomas, 10 Aug. 1648; Rebecca, 1 Apr. 1651; William, 22 Sept. 1653, Sarah, again, 25 Mar. 1656; and his wid. d. 13 Sept. 1691. Sarah m. 31 Mar. 1684, Rev. John Hale of Beverly. We owe gratitude to Mather for rare modesty in being content with the faithful and judic. contrib. of the Salem kinsman, of wh. in our day Eliot's Biogr. Dict. has well abbrev. the charact.
JAMES, Stonington, s. of the preced. began there to preach 1664, yet was not ord. bef. 10 Sept. 1674, m. next day Dorothy, d. of Thomas Stanton (who d. 19 Jan. 1743, in her 91st yr.) had Dorothy, b. 20 June foll. tho. in ano. place the date is 16 Jan. 1676; James, 2 Aug. 1677, Thomas, [[vol. 3, p. 297]] 15 Aug. 1679; Ann, 16 Apr. 1682, d. at 12 yrs.; John, 13 Jan. 1685; Joseph, 16 Oct. 1688, Y. C. 1709; and Moses, 19 Mar. 1692, d. next mo. He preach. 55 yrs. d. 30 Dec. 1719. Much honor attach. to his name for so long faithful fulfilm. of his ministry, as in a most judicious fun. serm. by Adams of New London, is shown; and equal. so for serv. in the foundat. of Yale Coll. stand. there as the first on the list of Fellows.
JAMES, Newbury, s. of Nicholas, m. 31 Mar. 1684, Hannah, d. of John Knight, whose two elder ds. had m. his two elder brs. had Rebecca, b. 12 Jan. 1685; Joseph, 20 Sept. 1686; Hannah, 13 Mar. 1688; Nicholas, 9 Feb. 1690; Nathan, 5 Feb. 1692; Ephraim, 20 Nov. 1694, d. in 3 wks.; Lydia, 30 Nov. 1695; Ephraim, again, 25 Dec. 1698; Benjamin, 22 Feb. 1701; Mary, 13 Mar. 1703; and James, 19 Aug. 1705. JOHN, Newbury, s. of Nicholas, m. 23 Nov. 1668, Mary, d. of John Poor, had Nicholas, b. 18 May 1671; Daniel, 23 Oct. 1673; Mary, 10 Dec. 1675; John, 15 Feb. 1678; Martha, 4 Dec. 1679, d. soon; Martha, again, 19 Dec. 1680; Nathaniel, 28 Oct. 1681; Elizabeth 15 Nov. 1684; Moses, 22 May 1688; and Samuel, 9 Feb. 1622. He was freem. 1674. JOHN, Boston, freem. 1676, was that yr. constable, m. Sarah, d. of Peter Oliver, had Sarah; John; and Oliver, b. 1675, bapt. 22 Oct. 1676, H. C. 1695. JOSEPH, Salisbury 1640, had, perhaps, Mary, wh. m. 23 Mar. 1651, John French of Ipswich, but his name in Geneal. Reg. III. 55 and 6, is Moys. JOSEPH, Charlestown, m 30 Oct. 1656, Mary, d. of Francis Norton, and she d. 10 Nov. 1657, being bound on a voyage when he made his will, 21 Dec. 1659, wh. was pro. 2 Apr. 1661, in wh. he calls Peter and Thomas of Sudbury, his brs. and "father Norton's four ds." his sis. gives land in Eng. all wh. may indicate him as s. of the first Peter.
JOSEPH, Sudbury, perhaps s. of the first Thomas, m. 1662, Mary, d. of Robert Darvell, had Joseph, b. 1663; James, 1664; Moses, 1667; and five more, one of wh. was John, 1674, bef. she d. 1677. He next m. 14 July 1680, Mary, wid. of maj. Simon Willard, wh. d. 28 Dec. 1715, and he d. 16 Nov. 1717. Shattuck, in Farmer, says he was selectman 28 yrs. from 1662, yet we find not his name among the freem. of the Col. MOSES, Lyme, s. of the first James, was the first min. at that place, where he serv. 60 yrs.; tho. no ch. was gather. there bef. 1693. He m. Ruth, d. of John Picket, but of the issue I kn. nothing, and d. 10 Nov. 1729.
NICHOLAS, Newbury, younger br. of the first James, b. a. 1616, came with him, freem. 17 May 1637, m. Mary, d. of capt. John Cutting had Mary, b. 15 Oct. 1641; Hannah, 30 Oct. 1643; John, 20 Jan. 1646; Nicholas, 22 Dec. 1647, H. C. 1667; Cutting, 23 Sept. 1649; Sarah, 13 Sept. 1651, d. soon; Sarah, again, 22 Aug. 1653; Timothy, 23 June 1655; James, 16 May 1657; Abigail, 11 Apr. 1659; Rachel, 10 May 1661; Thomas, 20 June 1663; and Rebecca, 18 May 1665, wh. d. at 18 yrs. He was rep. 1660, 79, and 80, and d. 9 Nov. [[vol. 3, p. 298]] 1701. Hannah m. 14 May 1663, Peter Cheney; and Sarah m. 13 Sept. 1674, Matthew Pettingell. NICHOLAS, Salem, s. of the preced. preach. many yrs. at Haddam, but having in 1682 a call to S. to assist the venera. John Higginson, he became his collea. ord. 14 Nov. 1683, as one of the promoters of the horrible delusion of 1692, and yet a d. of his noble collea. was one of the accused. He did not altogether lose his faculties, as his let. to Mather of the character of his uncle, wh. is certain. one of the best parts of the strange. compound of materials in the Magnalia; as also a good epistle to John Higginson in London, preserv. in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 212, will prove. He d. 13 Dec. 1717, unm. OLIVER, Boston, s. of John of B. m. Ann, d. of Hon. Andrew Belcher, had Ann, b. 17 Apr. 1704; Oliver, 4 July 1705, d. in few days; Oliver, again, 1 Sept. 1707, d. at 7 mos.; Belcher, 10 Oct. 1709, H. C. 1727; Sarah, 21 Oct. 1710; John, 12 Aug. 1713, d. young; and John, again, 8 Aug. 1718, d. in few weeks; was rep. 1714, oft. aft. took sec. w. 6 Feb. 1719, Catharine, wid. of sec. David Jeffries; and d. 16 Mar. 1721. Hutchinson, wh. well kn. him, gives character, II. 249.
PETER, Sudbury 1639, came in the Confidence, 1638, from Southampton, latter part of Apr. aged 47, with s. Thomas, 15; d. Elizabeth and three serv. is call. yeoman in the custom-ho. rec. but aft. arr. gentleman. He was of Penton, in Co. Hants, wh. is near Andover; went home aft. short visit or explorat. here, well pleased with what he saw at Watertown, and next yr. came again in the Jonathan, with sev. friends, and Nicholas, Dorothy, Abigail, and Peter, all prob. his ch. beside John Waterman, Richard Barnes, William Street, Agnes Bent, Elizabeth Plimpton, and Agnes Blanchard, wh. I judge to be his serv. as he paid for their passages; but such was not Agnes Bent, for she paid for herself, for d. Agnes, Thomas Blanchard's w. with her h. and Richard Barnes, s. of said Blanchard's w. and prob. Elizabeth Plimpton. Blanchard's w. with inf. d. on the passage, 15 days out, and Barnes's gr.mo. d. this side of the Banks. He had share in the first div. of lds. in his town, and again in the 2d and 3d, made 1640, was freem. 13 May 1640, selectman 18 yrs. rep. 1640, 1, and 50, deac. of the ch. and d. 23 Sept. 1657. Three yrs. bef. he gave his est. in Old Eng. to his eldest s. Thomas, and in his will, of wh. Thomas was made excor. made the day bef. his d. he names other ch. Peter, Joseph, Elizabeth w. of Josiah Haynes, Dorothy, w. of John Haynes, Abigail, of Thomas Plympton, d.-in-law Mary, w. of his s. Thomas, and kinsm. Shadrach Hapgood.
PETER, Sudbury, s. of the preced. m. 30 Nov. 1654, Elizabeth d. of Robert Darvell, had Elizabeth b. 26 Aug. 1655, wh. m. 21 Aug. 1677, Thomas Hammond; Peter, 12 Feb. 1657; and, perhaps, more, freem. 1672, rep. 1679, 90, and 1. RICHARD, Newbury 1647. THOMAS,Sudbury, eldest s. of Peter the first, had share in the [[vol. 3, p. 299]] first, sec. and third grants of lds. or divisions on sett. 1639 and 1640; and his f.'s est. in Eng. to wh. he had been sent some yrs. aft. he was brot. in 1638 at the age of 15, came again in the Speedwell, arr. 27 July 1656, m. Mary, d. of Walter Haynes, who had been his fell. passeng. in early youth, by the Confidence, was twelve yrs. a selectman, and rep. at the sec. sess. 1664; d. 7 Dec. 1666. His will, of 20 May 1664, names w. Mary, but no ch. ment. sis. Elizabeth Dorothy, and Abigail, and two eldest ds. of Josiah Tredaway, whose w. Sufferance was sis. of his w. He had est. at Foxcote near Andover, Eng. and was interest. in in works at Concord, also in those of the Leonards at Taunton.
THOMAS, Newbury, s. of the first James, m. 28 Dec. 1669, Martha Pierce, and for sec. w. 24 Sept. 1677, Elizabeth d. of Stephen Greenleaf, had Sarah, b. 14 Sept. 1670; Martha, 24 Feb. 1673; Daniel, 30 Aug. 1674, by the first w. and by the next, James, 3 July 1678; Thomas, 2 Oct. 1679; Parker, 2 Oct. 1681; Elizabeth 29 Feb. 1684; Joseph, 5 Aug. 1688; Moses, 29 Jan. 1692; Rebecca, 19 Apr. 1700; and Judith, 17 Apr. 1702; freem. 1671, and capt. 1690 in war with E. Ind. and rep. 1689, 90, and 2. THOMAS, Newbury, youngest s. of Nicholas the first, by w. Sarah had Bethia, b. 20 Oct. 1691; and Rebecca, 20 Jan. 1694, d. in few days. TIMOTHY, Newbury, s. of the first Nicholas, m. 13 Jan. 1681, Mary, d. of John Knight, had James, b. 12 Mar. 1684; Abigail, 28 Feb. 1685; Mary, 28 Dec. 1686; Sarah, 26 Mar. 1689; Timothy, 25 Jan. 1691; Rachel, 8 Feb. 1694; John, 19 Feb. 1696; Martha, 14 Mar. 1697; and Nicholas, 7 Mar. 1701; was freem. 1684, and d. 1718. WILLIAM, Newbury, s. of James the first, m. 6 Nov. 1685, Sarah Cogswell, had John, b. 27 July 1686; William, 11 Sept. 1688; Sarah, 10 May 1691, d. young; Moses, 27 Jan. 1694, d. in 3 wks.; Susanna, 25 Feb. 1696; Mary, 24 May 1699, d. young; Sarah, again, 5 Dec. 1703; and Parker, 17 Jan. 1705. Considering the very short distance betw. the resid. of the two progenit. of this widely diffus. name, in the W. border of Hants, and the E. frontier of Wilts, where ea. stood in favora. social position in the latter days of Queen Elizabeth no doubt can be felt of their common origin. Fifteen of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. twelve at Yale (all descend. of Stonington James), and eleven at other N. E. coll.
NUDD, JOSEPH, Hampton 1678, was prob. s. of Thomas. THOMAS, Hampton, s. it is said, of Roger, was a minor with his wid. mo. at Watertown, wh. bef. 1645, bec. third w. of Henry Dow, and rem. from W. to H.; m. 9 Dec. 1659, Sarah, d. of Godfrey Dearborn, and had seven ch. says fam. tradit. of wh. one was Samuel, and, perhaps, ano. Joseph.
NUNN, RICHARD, a passeng. in the Increase, from London to Boston, 1635, aged 19, but no more is heard.[[vol. 3, p. 300]]
NURSE, BENJAMIN, Framingham, s. of the first Francis, by w. Thomasine had Thomasine, b. 13 Nov. 1691; Benjamin, 20 Jan. 1694; William, 8 Mar. 1696; Elizabeth 18 Sept. 1698; Ebenezer, 27 Mar. 1701; Margaret, 24 Apr. 1703; Moses, Mar. 1705; and Aaron, 11 Jan. 1708. He m. sec. w. 16 Feb. 1714, Elizabeth wid. of Joseph Morsie; and prob. d. late in 1747, or early in 1748, for Barry found his will pro. 13 Feb. 1748. FRANCIS, Salem, in that part now Danvers, by w. Rebecca, d. of William Towne, had John; Samuel; Rebecca; Mary; Francis, b. 3 Feb. 1661; Benjamin, 26 Jan. 1666; Michael; and Elizabeth who m. William Russell. Rebecca m. 15 Apr. 1666, Thomas Preston; and Mary m. 1678, John Tarbell. The unhappy mo. of these ch. suffer. death in the stupendous fanaticism of 1692, wh. began the investig. of her case, 24 Mar. tho. twice the jury fail. to find a verdict, to wh. at last they assent. from her not giv. satisfact. answers to their questions in open Court, that from her defense she fail. to understand. Sir William Phips, the Gov. upon hearing this, prepar. a reprieve, but by solicit. of those who had less responsibility, weak. withheld it, and the dreadful sentence was execut. on 19th July; and he surv. until 22 Nov. 1695, aged 77. Her sis. Sarah Cloyce, not less guilty, perhaps, aft. long suffer. having better hearing, escaped with life. Felt, in Ann. of Salem, I. 48, well sums up the case. She was excommunica. bef. trial, but that opprobrious deed was cancell. 20 yrs. aft. the sufferer was hang.
FRANCIS, Reading, s. of the preced. by w. Sarah had Francis, b. 1686, d. early; Benjamin, 28 Jan. 1690; Jonathan, 1692, d. at 25 yrs.; Josiah, 1694, d. at 24 yrs.; Joshua; Caleb; Nathaniel, 1697, who all d. bef. mid. age; and Abigail. His est. was sett. says Barry, in 1716. This name is commonly made Nourse. JOHN, Salem, eldest s. of the first Francis, m. 1 Nov. 1672, Elizabeth Smith, had John, b. 12 Oct. 1673; and his w. d. 10 days foll.; he m. sec. w. 17 Aug. 1677, Elizabeth Very, had Elizabeth 18 Mar. 1678; Samuel, 20 Aug. 1679; Sarah, 10 Nov. 1680; Jonathan, 3 May 1682; Joseph, 20 Sept. 1683; Benjamin, 20 Feb. 1686; Hannah, 22 June 1687; and Deborah; and he d. 1719. SAMUEL, Salem, br. of the preced. m. 5 Apr. 1677, Mary Smith, had Samuel, b. 7 Jan. 1678; Margaret, 24 Feb. 1680; George, 29 July 1682; Mary, 25 May 1685; Rebecca, 15 Sept. 1688; and Ebenezer. He was freem. 1690, but suffer. some disability in the Christian ch. prob. bec. he was s. of his mo.
NUTBROWNE, FRANCIS, a youth of 16, passeng. 1635, in the Defence, from London for Boston, wh. is not again heard of.
NUTE, ABRAHAM, Dover 1666, prob. s. of James the first, had w. Joanna and s. Abraham, b. 9 Mar. 1706. JAMES, Dover 1631, one of the men sent by Mason and other patentees, was still there 1659, had James, b. 1643; and Abraham, 1644. JAMES, Dover, s. prob. of the [[vol. 3, p. 301]] preced. m. Elizabeth d. of John Heard, had James, b. 27 July 1687; Samuel, 1689; and two other ch. as the indefatiga. Mr. Quint shows in Geneal. Reg. VII. 258; but he makes his wid. in 1691 Mary.
NUTT, MILES, Watertown, freem. 17 May 1637, brot. from Eng. d. Sarah, who m. 5 Nov. 1644, at Woburn, where he then resid. John Wyman, and next, 25 Aug. 1684, Thomas Fuller; but he d. at Malden, 2 July 1671. There he had liv. sev. yrs.; was one of the petitnrs. in favor of freedom in the ch. made contr. of m. 4 Jan. 1659 with wid. Sibell Bibble, wh. was for benefit of herself and her d. Ann, w. of Robert Jones of Hull, aft. of Lancaster, pro. 15 Dec. 1674, by James Cary and Thomas Carter, who had, with Solomon Phipps, been witn. of his will, 1 Feb. 1661, in wh. said contr. was design. to be fulfil. In that will he made John Wyman sen. excor. provides for the sec. w. names d. Sarah, her s. John, and, perhaps, others of the ch. Inv. of the est. was with the vol. of rec. burned. The wid. m. 30 Oct. 1674, John Doolittle, of that part of Boston call. Rumney marsh, who d. 1681, and she d. 23 Sept. 1690, aged 82.
NUTTER, ANTHONY, Dover, s. of Hatevil, had John, b. 27 Dec. 1662, perhaps other ch. was freem. 1666, rep. in Mass. 1674, and 6, of the Counc. N. H. 1682, d. 19 Feb. 1686. HATEVIL, Dover 1641, was in 1649 of the gr. jury in Maine, but soon back on the W. side of the river; much betrust. a rul. elder, active against the Quakers, as says Sewall, I. 564, wh. perverts his good name to Nutwell, had beside Anthony and, perhaps, other childr. a d. who m. Thomas Laighton; Mary, wh. m. John Wingate; and he d. 1675, aged 71.
NUTTING, JAMES, Groton, prob. s. of John, by w. Lydia, d. of William Longley, had Sarah, b. 11 Mar. 1681; Lydia, 3 June 1686; Joanna, 21 Feb. 1691; Ruth, 17 Apr. 1693; Elizabeth 5 Nov. 1698; and William, betw. Lydia and Joanna, who d. 12 Apr. 1712. JOHN, Groton, m. at Woburn, 28 Aug. 1650, Sarah Eggleton or Eggleden, or Iggleden, perhaps d. of Stephen, there had a s. b. 1651, who may have been John, and prob. other ch. certain. at Chelmsford, Mary, 16 Jan. 1656; and John, James, and Mary were bapt. 3 Aug. 1656; Sarah, b. 7 Jan. 1660, d. soon; but at G. the rec. gives these names: Sarah, 29 May 1663; Ebenezer, 23 Oct. 1666; and Jonathan, 17 Oct. 1668; was freem. 1660. JOHN, Groton, prob. s. of the preced. had two ws. both nam. Mary, of wh. the first, m. 11 Dec. 1674, was mo. of all his ch. but the dispersion of king Philip's war next yr. and long enduring perils of Ind. hostil. prevent. his return, account for deficiency of their rec.
NYE, BENJAMIN, Lynn, rem. to Sandwich 1637, where he was progenit. of a very numer. line, yet of a single s. only, Jonathan, b. 20 Nov. 1669, is the date of b. kn. and of Mary, 8 Apr. 1652. EBENEZER, [[vol. 3, p. 302]] Sandwich, s. prob. of Benjamin, m. 17 Dec. 1675, Sarah Gibbes, and I suspect error in Col. Rec. wh. tells that his d. Bethia was b. 5 Oct. 1675. JOHN, Sandwich, perhaps br. of Ebenezer, had Benjamin, b. 25 Nov. 1673; John, 22 Nov. 1675; Abigail, 18 Apr. 1678; Experience, 16 Dec. 1682, Hannah, 19 June 1685; Ebenezer, 23 Sept. 1687; and Peleg, 12 Nov. 1689. Of this last, Esther was mo. and may have been of the preced. NATHAN, Sandwich, perhaps s. of Benjamin, had Remembrance, b. 28 Feb. 1687.
OAKES, EDWARD, Cambridge, freem. 18 May 1642, brot. from Eng. w. Jane and ch. Urian, H. C. 1649; and Edward; had here Mary; and Thomas, H. C. 1612, this last b. 18 June 1644, both bapt. at C. was lieut. of Prentice's comp. in Philip's war, selectman 26 yrs. betw. 1643 and 78, rep. 15 yrs. betw. 1659 and 82, and of Concord 1684, where he d. 13 Oct. 1689. Mary m. 12 Nov. 1667, Col. John Flint of Concord. EDWARD, Cambridge, prob. s. of Urian, H. C. 1679, preach. a yr. aft. 1683 at Branford and New London, but bef. Sept. 1685, withdrew, as we learn from Caulkins's Hist. and no more, not even the yr. his d. is kn. but he was d. bef. the Catal. of 1698, pr. in the Magn. GEORGE, Lynn 1654, had George; John, b. 30 July 1664; Mary, 18 Oct. 1666; Richard, 16 Dec. 1668; Sarah, 15 Mar. 1671; and Elizabeth 25 Jan. 1674, and d. July 1688. Lewis gives the name of w. Jennet, but counts the number of ch. five, yet is liberal eno. to give these names. NATHANIEL, Marlborough 1686, m. Mehitable, d. of John Rediat. RICHARD, Boston, had gr. of a lot a. 1635, wh. he did not improve, perhaps went home. SAMUEL, Boston, freem. 1690. SIMON, nam. in Hist. of Cambridge, by Dr. Holmes, as a propr. in 1632, is prob. mistak. for ano. person, Sacket. THOMAS, Cambridge, br. of the first Edward, freem. 18 May 1642, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 3 Nov. 1646, d. young; Thomas, 5 Nov. 1648, d. at 2 mos.; Elizabeth again, 26 May 1650; Hannah, 4 May 1657; prob. Mary, wh. d. Aug. 1659; and Thomas, posthum. 18, bapt. 20 Mar. 1659, to wh. the f. in his will of 12 Sept. 1658, left double portion; and made his wid. extrix. and d. bef. pro. (of course) of his will, 23 Dec. 1658, tho. town rec. says Aug. 1659.
She m. Apr. 1661, Seth Sweetzer of Charlestown; and next m. Samuel Hayward of Malden, wh. she outliv. and in her will of 11 May 1686, pro. 5 May 1687, takes notice of the portion of personal est. that came to her from her first h. wh. she gives to d. Abigail that she bore to Hayward, with condition that if it be more than L20, Samuel, s. of her late h. by former w. should have 20s. Elizabeth m. 12 July 1670, Lemuel Jenkins; and Hannah, m. 7 Aug. 1672, Joseph Waite, both of Malden. THOMAS, Boston, s. of the first Edward, a physician, by w. Martha had James, b. 30 Oct. 1687; and Josiah, 3 May 1689, H. C. 1708, min. of Eastham, was rep. 1689, speaker the same yr. an Assist. next yr. and until the new Chatt. when[[vol. 3, p. 303]]
William and Mary, under dictation of Increase Malther, left him out, as he was sent with Elisha Cooke to London, agents for the Col. to indicate their rights under the old chart. He was speaker of the Ho. again, 1705 and 6, but rem. prob. to gratify his s. Josiah, to Cape Cod; yet at Boston, his w. Martha, d. 19 Apr. 1719, aged 70; and he d. 15 July foll. at Eastham. Perhaps that Urian O. wh. Judge Sewall bur. 5 Oct. 1694, with prefix of respect, may have been his s. John Dunton speaks very highly of him.
THOMAS, Malden, s. of the first Thomas, carr. to M. by his mo. when she m. Samuel Hayward, m. 22 May 1689, Sarah d. of Peter Tufts, had Thomas, b. 2 Apr. 1690; Sarah, 23 May 1694; Lydia, 27 Nov. 1697; Uriah, 22 June 1700; Mary, 14 May 1702; Hannah, 28 Feb. 1705; Elizabeth 20 May 1707; Jonathan, 6 Oct. 1709 and Abigail, 24 Dec. 1714; was freem. 1690, and d. Sept. 1732. His wid. d. July 1749. URIAN, Cambridge, s. of the first Edward, b. in Eng. a. 1631 or 2, b. an Almanac for 1650, went home, and obt. a situat. in the ch. the fine liv. of Titchfield, in Hants, 78 miles from London, m. as is said, Ruth, d. of famous William Ames, aft. eject. in 1662, and his w. d. 1669, he came again to C. but not bef. 1671, and was install. 8 Nov. 1671, to fill the place of matchless Mitchell, freem. 1672, and in Apr. 1675, chos. presid. of the coll. as success. to Dr. Hoar. How to construe the dark sayings of Cotton Mather in Book IV. 129 of the Magn. without indulg. of some suspicion against O. puzzled the late Presid. Quincy in his great Hist. of the Univ. and when we rememb. that a very short interval aft. the d. of Oakes, the greater Mather was call. to stand in his place, and that the lesser Mather was under Hoar and Oakes at the time of their academic. rule, we may suppose that the oracle was, as often happened, ambiguously inspired. Some tenderness may, however, be yield. to the Ecclesiast. Histor. for he did not feel as if call by a Ct. of justice, under oath, to tell the whole truth. Silence was safety to hims. and superiors.
What the learned s. of lncrease meant by his phrase, about new election, 2 Feb. 1680, is of little consequence, for the presid. d. 25 July 1681, under 50 yrs. of age. Some obscurity also attaches to our kn. of his fam. Prob. he m. in Eng. and there. had ch. two, three, four, or more; but when b. who was the mo. how many were brot. over the ocean, whether his w. d. bef. or aft. are unansw. questions. That his d. Hannah m. 2 Sept. 1680, Rev. Samuel Angier, and was his only d. seems clear; but the town rec. helps to incr. our vexation, as it tells the d. of Lawrence O. bachelor of arts, 13 June 1679, aged 18, and of Urian O. 3 Nov. foll. for we kn. there was no such bach. and are left to conject. that the honora. title belongs to Urian, H. C. 1678, who d. at 22 yrs. that Lawrence was an undergrad. and that both were s. of the presid. Of the gr. of 1679, Edward, too, doubts on more than one point would at this late day be not easy of solution. [[vol. 3, p. 304]]
OAKLEY, was the name of a wid. prob. Sarah, at Charlestown, wh. unit. with the ch. 30 Aug. 1634, but who was her h. or whether he d. on the voyage, or this side of the water is unkn. yet Frothingham, 84, shows her resid. was allow. and on 14 Feb. 1644, an Elizabeth Oakley, perhaps her d. m. at Boston, Edmund Brown.
OAKMAN, ELIAS, Scarborough 1666, perhaps s. of Samuel, m. Joanna, d. of Andrew Alger, had Elias, b. 21 Apr. 1680, as is rec. in Boston. His wid. m. John Mills. SAMUEL, Scarborough, on 13 July 1658, acknowl. alleg. to Mass. under his hand (by affix. his mark); had Samuel, and, perhaps, Elias, was selectman 1679, and d. next yr. It is print. Gakman in Geneal. Reg. V. 264.
OATES, JOHN, is the name of a soldier in Moseley's comp. Sept. 1675, k. by the Ind.
OBBINSON, WILLIAM, Boston 1675, a tanner, is of unkn. derivat. may have been that yr. driven in by the Ind. war from some outlying settlem. had w. Mary but no ch. and he with his will 11 May 1704, gave their est. to Paul, then eldest surv. s. of the Gov. Joseph Dudley; but I can assign no cause for such generosity.
OBER, RICHARD, Salem 1668, Beverly 1679, m. Abigail, d. of Nicholas Woodbury of B. had Hezekiah, b. 1681; Ann, Richard, 1684; and Nicholas, 1686. Farmer says this name, writ. sometimes Obear, prevails near Beverly, and is found in New Hampsh. In the Watertown rec. Dr. Bond finds a name Orbear,THOMAS, with variations, Obear, and Ober, for wh. he suggests Hobart, with which I cannot agree, but this sett. by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 8 Aug. 1640; and Judith, 15 Mar. 1643.
OCKINGTON, or OKINGTON, SAMUEL, Watertown, may have been f. of that Mary O. wh. m. 30 Mar. 1692, Edward Harrington, but nothing is kn. of him. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Mary had Matthias, b. 1 Jan. 1667; and Mary, 7 Sept. 1669.
ODELL, or ODLE, JOHN, Fairfield 1664, perhaps s. of William the first, freem. 1665. REGINALD, Boston, by w. Priscilla had Reginald, b. 20 Jan. 1687; Samuel, 29 Jan. 1688, d. soon; Thomas, 8 Apr. 1690; Samuel, again, 20 Aug. 1695; and William, 19 July 1697. WILLIAM, Concord 1639, Apr. brot. w. and ch. from Eng. had there James, b. 2 Jan. 1640, d. next yr.; and Rebecca, 17 July 1642, rem. to Southampton, L. I. that yr. and soon aft. to Fairfield, in 1670 was call. sen. WILLIAM, Greenwich, perhaps s. of the preced. in 1681 was aged 47.
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