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

Volume #3
Oderic - Osier

 By James Savage

Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant, Benjamin Dunning for scanning this book and to Warren Wetmore for perfecting the text and providing technical help in presenting this work for researchers to enjoy.

ODERIC, JOHN, Salem, d. 30 Dec. 1660, was, perhaps, only trans. visit for his inv. of £41, 5, 11, was tak. 12 Dec. foll. and no relat. is nam.

ODIORNE, JOHN, Newcastle 1660, of gr. jury 1686, d. 1707. [[vol. 3, p. 305]] JOTHAM, Newcastle, a counsel. who d. 16 Aug. 1748, aged 73, Farmer thinks was s. of the preced.

ODLIN, ODLYN, original. AUDLEY, or AUDLIN, ELISHA, Boston, s. of John, m. Aug. 1659, Abigail, d. of deac. Henry Bright of Watertown, had Hannah, b. 3 Sept. 1666; Margaret, 26 Feb. 1669, d. soon; Abigail, 5 Apr. 1670; and Margaret, again, 5 Aug. 1672; John, 25, bapt. 28 May 1678; John, again, 18, bapt. 20 Nov. 1681, H. C. 1702 (min. of Exeter, who was f. of Elisha, H. C. 1731, min. of Amesbury, d. of Woodbridge, H. C. 1738, min. at Exeter); and d. a. 1724. JOHN, Boston, one of the early sett. No. 139 on the ch. list, was a cutler or armorer, disfranchis. Nov. 1637 as an antinomian, by w. Margaret had John, b. 3 June 1635, d. soon aft. says the town rec. but in the ch. bapt. 28; Hannah, 9 Feb. 1638, d. soon aft. says the town rec. but by the ch. bapt. 4 Mar. foll.; Elisha, b. 1, bapt. 5 July 1640; John, again, 3, bapt. 13 Feb. 1642; Hannah, again, bapt. 29 Oct. 1643, a. 8 days old; and Peter, bapt. 12 July 1646, a. 9 days old (while town rec. asserts his b. 2 Aug.); and d. 18 Dec. 1685, aged 83. His will, of 6 Mar. 1685, pro. 11 Jan. foll. of wh. Elisha was excor. names the three s. and gr.ch. Hannah Bumstead, but whose d. she was is not kn.

OFFITT, JOHN, Milford, s. of the first Thomas of the same, b. in Eng. had w. Hannah Hawley, who claim. divorce from him, and obtain. her desire, m. again, John Beard. He next m. 1656 or 7, Martha, d. of Samuel Nettleton of Branford, had Thomas, b. 20 Aug. 1657, d. young; Martha, 12 Aug. 1659; Mary, 20 June 1661; John, 3 Feb. 1665, d. soon; John, again, 21 Jan. 1667; Samuel, 21 Jan. 1670, Elizabeth 19 Feb. 1673; and Lydia. He was propound. for freem. 1670; and d. early in 1692, prob. as his inv. was tak. 4 May. By his will, of 29 July 1689, the two s. and four ds. are nam. as Martha, w. of Peter Carrow; Mary, w. of Daniel Picket; and the two unm. Elizabeth d. 1699, her prop. was distrib. to the five brs. and sis. and the name seems to be Uffet in one place, and Uffert in ano. THOMAS, Roxbury 1632, came in the Lion, arr. at Boston 16 Sept. with w. Isabel and ch. Thomas, John, and a d. wh. m. Roger Terrill, but whose name is not seen. This uncommon name is spelled Uffitt as the ch. rec. of R. exhibits it, or Uskitt, perhaps in despair of getting the letters into a more common shape, in the rec. of his qualifica. at London, adm. freem. 4 Mar. 1633, rem. 1635, with Pynchon to Springfield, where the name is Ufford, as the descend. now write it, but passing into Conn. at Milford 1639, where he and w. join. the ch. 1645, it bec. Uffoote. Chapin confus. the f. with s. of the same name, makes him an early propr. of Wethersfield, and aft. of Stratford 1644, whereas he was never an inhab. of either of those towns. A yr. or two bef. his d. he m. at Stamford, Elizabeth wid. of Nicholas [[vol. 3, p. 306]]

Thele, wh. outliv. him very little time, and d. 27 Dec. 1660. Of the day of his d. we are ign. but are sure that it was bef. 20 Aug. 1660, when his est. was div. tho. Lambert says he d. at Milford, 1691. THOMAS, Stratford, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. and prob. well gro. bef. his f. came over, for in 1641 he had ld. in Wethersfield, and there m. Frances d. of the first Thomas Kilborne, who outliv. him but few wks. and in Jan. 1684 her est. was div. equ. among her br. John K. of W. and sis. Margaret, w. of Richard Law of Stamford, Lydia, w. of Robert Howard of Windsor, and Mary, w. of the first John Root of Farmington. He had large est. but no ch. and his name was, no doubt, in high esteem at S. yet the selectmen and constable, in return of their list of freem. give it Ufoth. The inv. of his prop. 26 Dec. 1683, show. £1,834, wh. by his will of 17 May preced. was giv. in a large proport. to Samuel, s. of his br. John, and good sh. to childr. of his br. Roger Terrill, to his br. John, and his childr. beside adeq. provis. for the wid.

OFFLEY, DAVID, Boston, ar. co. 1638, rem. to Plymouth 1643, but by letter of Gov. Bradford to Gov. Winthrop as to complts. of Ind. against O. dated Dec. 1645, we may infer. that he had come back to B. See 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. II. 119. THOMAS, Salem, collector of the port 1686-9.

OFIELD, THOMAS, Boston 1669, mariner, had w. Maudline, and sev. ch. yet in his will of 29 Sept. 1677, pro. 14 Oct. 1679, tho. he ment. w. and childr. gives the name of w. only.

OGDEN, JOHN, Stamford 1641, agreed next yr. with Gov. Kieft of New York to build a stone ch. for 2,500 guilders in 1644 was a patentee of Hempstead, L. I. Iiv. 1651 at Southampton, L. I. in 1656 was chos. an Assist. reelect. to 1660, is nam. in the royal chart. of 1662, and chos. again that yr. an assist. but went soon to New Jersey, and with Gov. Carteret made large purch.; was rep. for Elizabethtown in the first assemb. of that prov. 1668. 

JOHN, Rye, perhaps s. of the preced. rep. 1674. RICHARD, Fairfield 1667, br. of the first John, had been partner with him in the contr. 1642 with Kieft. See O'Callaghan, Hist. of New Netherlands, I. 262, when he was of Stamford, was freem. 1668, and a large propr. of 1670, had descend. almost honorab. has been the name perpet.

OGLEBY, JAMES, Scarborough, 1676.

OKEY, JOHN, Boston, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 8 Oct. 1686; and Tacey, 9 May 1688.

OLCOTT, JOHN, Hartford 1676, youngest s. of Thomas the first, m. 1695, Mary, d. John Blackleach, wid. of Mr. Thomas Welles, had Samuel, b. 16, bapt. 23 Aug. 1696; Mary, b. 1, bapt. 7 Aug. 1698; Rachel, b. 28 Oct. 1701; and Abigail, 15 Feb. 1704; and d. 1712. His [[vol. 3, p. 307]] wid. m. Joseph Wadsworth, and his only s. did not m. the line bec. ext. at his d. SAMUEL, Hartford, br. of the preced. freem. 1664, m. Sarah, d. of George Stocking, d. Mar. 1704, in his will of 13th of that mo. pro. 12 Apr. foll. names ch. Thomas George, Sarah, Mary, and Elizabeth THOMAS, Hartford, an orig. propr. whose lot in 1640, is exhibit. on the ground plan with his name writ. Alcock, and oft. it appears Alcot was a merch. who d. late in 1654 or early in 1655, his inv. of large est. for that day being of 13 Feb.; had Thomas; Samuel; Elizabeth bapt. 7 Dec. 1645; John, 3 Feb. 1650; and Hannah. His will was of 1653, as in a Vol. of Hartford rec. late. by the happy dilig. of Mr. Hoadley recover. aft. many yrs. loss, is seen; and the wid. Abigail made her will 12 Jan. and d. 26 May 1693, aged 78. Hannah d. perhaps young certain. bef. her mo. Elizabeth m. Timothy Hyde of Wethersfield. 

THOMAS, Hartford, eldest s. of the preced. perhaps b. in Eng. freem. 1658, d. in advanced yrs. and his w. Mary d. 3 May 1721. He had Abigail; Mary; Thomas, b. 1669; Samuel; John, drown. 25 May 1685; and Timothy, b. 1677. THOMAS, Hartford, s. of the preced. m. Nov. 1691, Sarah, d. of Nathaniel Foote, third of this name, had Abigail, b. 4 Aug. 1692; Sarah, 12 Dec. 1694; Mary, 21 Nov. 1696; Cullick, 18 Apr. 1699; Nathaniel, 11 Sept. 1701; Josiah, 2 Mar. 1703; Margaret, 12 Apr. 1705; Hannah, 4 Aug. 1707; Elizabeth 17 Nov. 1709; one b. and d. 1712; and Thomas, 1713. TIMOTHY, Colchester, br. of the preced. by first w. whose name is unkn. had Timothy, b. 1703; Titus, 1705; James; Margaret, 1714; and Benjamin, 1716. For sec. w. he took Mary, wid. of Ebenezer Field, wh. d. 20 Apr. 1740; and a third w. Elizabeth outliv. him more than 20 yrs. He was a deac. and d. 5 Apr. 1754. Thirteen of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at N. E. coll. exclus. of Harv. of wh. Peter, judge of the Sup. Ct. of Vermt. d. Sept. 1808.

OLD, ROBERT, Windsor, m. Susanna Hartford (but Stiles, 728, calls her Hosford) had Robert, b. 9 Oct. 1670; and Jonathan, 24 Dec. 1672, or 4 Jan. 1673, at Windsor; rem. to Suffield, there had Mindwell, 1675; Hanford, 1678; William, 1680; Susanna, 1683; and Ebenezer, 1688; in wh. yr. his w. d. and he m. Dorothy Granger, had John, 1691, and, perhaps, more. Of the ch. Robert was of Springfield; Hanford of Westfield.

OLDAGE, OLDIGE, OLDRIDGE, or OLDERIGE, RICHARD, Windsor, bef. 1640, possib. went from Dorchester, but was not kn. there to Dr. Harris, d. 27 Jan. 1661, and the name is extinct. His only ch. Ann m. 19 May 1645, John Osborn.

OLDEN, JOHN, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Nathaniel, b. 9 July 1668. Perhaps it may be Holden.

OLDFIELDS, JOHN, Southampton, L. I. 1641, and Jamaica, L. I. 1686. Thompson.

OLDHAM, ISAAC, Scituate, s. of Thomas, m. Mary, d. of Josiah Keen, [[vol. 3, p. 308]] had Isaac, and two ds. rem. to Pembroke a. 1703, JOHN, Plymouth, came in the Ann 1623 with a comp. so that in div. of lds. next yr. he was reckon. for ten heads; in less than two yrs. gave office by siding with Rev. Mr. Lyford, and was punish. with more contempt than severity, driven to Nantasket, thence, with Conant, to Cape Ann, home in 1628, so well reconciled to the Plymouth governm. as to be trusted by them with their prisoner, mischief-making Morton, back to N. E. late in 1629, or early in 1630, freem. 18 May 1631, with prefix of respect, liv. at Watertown, much engag. in trade with the Ind. especial. by water, rep. in the first Gen. Court 1634, was k. by the Ind. in his shallop, July 1636, off the mouth of Narraganset Bay. Admin. of his est. was, of course, had in Mass. but in the noble Conn. Rec. by J. H. Trumbull, I. 43, we see that ancillary process was had in that the earliest action being at their court, 1 Sept. held at Watertown, now Wethersfield, and next, in Oct. at Newtown, now Hartford. Of the largest creditors there were Gov. Cradock of London, Gov. Hopkins of Hartford, and Clement Chaplin of Wethersfield, wh. certain. vouch from large opportunity of acquaint. for his good conduct. Hinman, in his first Ed. 127, mistook the side of the acco. or inv. in the rec. making Gov. C. a debtor to O. We may conject. that he had w. and childr. but certain. is not attaina. We kn. only, that by a petitn. to our Gen. Ct. William Bridge, in 1644, sets forth that 21 yrs. bef. he came with J. O. his f.-in-law. 

In 1635 the Elizabeth and Ann brot. from London two youths of this name, John, aged 12, and Thomas, 10, neither of wh. was likely to be his s. JOHN, Cambridge, s. of Richard, m. 22 July 1675, Abigail Wood, had John, b. 20 July 1676; Abigail, 28 Nov. 1679; and was freem. 1690; selectman, 1694, and oft. aft.; d. Oct. 1719, in 67th yr. Harris, Epit. 62. RICHARD, Cambridge, perhaps s. of John the first, b. in Eng. freem. 1651, m. Martha, d. of William Baton of Watertown, had Samuel, and John, the latter b. a. 1652; and d. Dec. 1658, leav. by his will of 8 July preced. his wid. and Samuel Hyde excors. His wid. m. Thomas Brown of Concord. SAMUEL, Cambridge, s. of the preced. by w. Hannah had Samuel, wh. d. 16 Jan. 1673; Samuel, again, d. 24 Aug. 1675; Hannah, d. 9 July 1676; Andrew, d. 12 July 1677; and Nathaniel, d. 8 May 1678. Harris, Epit. 170 and 1. He was freem. 1690. Three ds. liv. long eno. to be ment. in his will of 13 July 1727, Hannah, w. of Amos Gates; Mary, w. of James Read; and Ann, unm. 

THOMAS, Scituate, was of Duxbury 1643, perhaps that youth who came from London 1635, in the Elizabeth and Ann, and may have been br. of John, his fellow-passeng. m. 20 Nov. 1656, Mary, d. of Rev. William Wetherell, had Mary, b. 20 Aug. 1658; Thomas, 30 Oct. 1660; Sarah; Hannah; Grace; Isaac; Ruth; Elizabeth; and Lydia; all bef. 1675; and d. 1711. THOMAS, Scituate, s. of the preced. m. 1683, Mercy, d. of Robert Sproat, had Joshua and Mary, tw. b. 1684; Mercy; and Desire. [[vol. 3, p. 309]]

OLIN, HENRY, Greenwich, s. of John of the same, had, it is said, tho. is ws. name is not seen, nor the date of b. of either, Justin, and Caleb, both of wh. rem. bef. the revolut. war, to Vermont, and the latter, hav. seven s. d. in St. Lawrence Co. N. Y. Of such. infirm material few N. E. fam. are compel. to build. JOHN, West Greenwich, R. I. Said to have come 1678, in his youth, from Wales, had by w. unkn. John, Henry, and, perhaps, Justin, and Joseph; but of the last two, in the fam. geneal. no acco. is render. nor is the date of m. or d. of f. or either of the other s. giv. JOHN, East Greenwich, R. I. s. of the preced.

OLIVER, DANIEL, Boston, youngest s. of Peter the first, m. 23 Apr. 1696, Elizabeth d. of Hon. Andrew Belcher, sis. of Gov. Jonathan, had Daniel, b. 14 Jan. 1704, H. C. 1722, wh. d. of smallpox, at London, 5 July 1727; Andrew, 28 Mar. 1706, H. C. 1724, who was lieut.-gov. of the Prov. and d. 3 Mar. 1774; and Peter, 17 Mar. 1713, H. C. 1730, the Ch. Justice of the Sup. Ct. of Mass. who was impeach. and d. at Birmingham, Oct. 1791; was freem. 1690, and d. 23 July 1732. His wid. d. 1735. DAVID, Pemaquid, took the o. of fidel. to Mass. 23 July 1674. JAMES, Boston, s. of Thomas, the rul. Elder, brot. by his f. from Bristol, in Co. Somerset, 1682, in the William and Francis, freem. 12 Oct. 1640, an emin. merch. ar. co. 1637, capt. of it 1656, and 66, serv. in Philip's war, as a capt. in the fight of 19 Dec. 1675, and d. 1682, without issue. JAMES, Cambridge, s. of Peter, a physician, freem. 1690, m. Mercy, d. of Samuel Bradstreet, had Mercy, b. 1695; and Sarah, 4 Sept. bapt. 20 Dec. 1696; and he d. 8 Apr. 1703, and his wid. d. 29 Mar. 1710, in her 43d yr. 

JOHN, Boston 1632, younger br. or perhaps neph. of Elder Thomas, came with him in the William and Francis, disarm. in Nov. 1637, was chos. rep. 1638, but reject. by the ho. support. of the cause of Wheelwright, rem. to Newbury, was freem. 13 May 1640, m. Joanna Goodale, prob. d. of Elizabeth and sis. of Richard the first, had only Mary, b. 7 June 1640, and he d. 1642. Very frequent has been the confus. betw. him and John, the s. of the rul. Elder, but a careful comparison will find in our rec. three or four unfailing points in assist. him to discrimin. In the beautiful Appleton Memor. p. 22, the will of John Oliver of Boston, wh. d. a few yrs. later, of wh. abstr. is in Geneal. Reg. III. 266, from Vol. I. of Pro. Rec. is erron. assum. to be the act of the Newbury man, who was, I think, his uncle. His d. Mary m. 8 Dec. 1656, Samuel Appleton, the sec. of Ipswich, I believe, his sec. w. His wid. m. 1645, capt. William Gerrish. JOHN, Boston, s. of the Elder Thomas, so distinct. call. at his adm. into the ch. 1638, freem. 14 May 1634, m. Elizabeth d. of John Newgate, had John, bapt. 29 July 1638, tho. the town rec. strange. makes his b. 21 Nov. aft. d. Mar. foll.; Elizabeth b. 28 Feb. bapt. 8 Mar. 1640, Hannah, 3, [[vol. 3, p. 310]] bapt. 6 Mar. 1642, d. young; John, again, 15, bapt. 21 Apr. 1644; and Thomas, 10 Feb. bapt. 8 Mar. 1646. He was of ar. co. 1638, call. serj. a skilful surveyor, yet took up the duty of a preacher, for success in wh. he ent. the college, had his A. B. 1645, odd as such a course seems for a mar. man, d. 12 Apr. 1646, very deep. lament. See Winthrop II. 257. His wid. 14 Mar. 1649, bec. sec. w. of Edward Jackson of Cambridge; and the d. Elizabeth m. 25 Nov. 1657, Enoch Wiswall of Dorchester. 

JOHN, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Susanna, d. of John Sweet, had s. Sweet, b. 1668; was of ar. co. 1680; freem. 1681, of the sec. ch. with prefix of respect, and d. 1683. JOHN, Boston, memb. of the first ch. freem. 1683, but he is not thot. to have derived his blood from the venerable Elder. JOSEPH, Scarborough 1676. NATHANIEL, Boston 1651, a tailor, of wh. I find no more. NATHANIEL, Boston, s. of Peter, m. 3 Jan. 1677, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Brattle, was one of the Committee of safety aft. overthrow of Andros, 1689, freem. 1690 with prefix of respect, among the earliest mem. of Brattle st. ch. and d. 15 Apr. 1704, leav. wid. who d. May 1719, and ch. Elizabeth Nathaniel, Sarah, James, Brattle, Peter, and Mary. 

PETER, Boston, s. of the Elder Thomas, b. in Eng. a. 1618, freem. 13 May 1640, an emin. trader, one of the founders of the 3d or Old South ch. wh. honor, in the valua. Hist. of Boston, by Mr. Drake, is inadv. giv. p. 591, to his fourth s. Hon. Daniel, then only five yrs. old. He m. Sarah, d. of John Newgate, had Sarah, bapt. 7 Jan. 1644, Mary, 1 Mar. 1646, a. 8 days old; Nathaniel, b. 18 Mar. 1652; Peter, 3 Mar. 1655, H. C. 1675, James, Mar. 1659, H. C. 1680; and Daniel, 28 Feb. 1664; was of ar. co. 1643, its capt. 1669, and d. 1670. His wid. Sarah was bur. 11 Oct. 1692. His will, of 8 Apr. 1670, was pro. 5 May foll. His d. Sarah m. John Noyes, and d. 19 Mar. 1707. Mary m. a. 1666, Jonathan Shrimpton, wh. d. 1673, and she next yr. m. Nathaniel Williams. PETER, Boston, s. of the preced. of wh. no more is told, not even the yr. of his d. in the Catal. of H. C. but we kn. that ano. PETER of Boston, a goldsmith, s. of John, m. 8 Mar. 1710, Jerusha, d. of Increase Mather, had Jerusha, wh. d. 4 Jan. next, as had her mo. five days bef. and he m. 1 Mar. 1712, Hopestill Wensley, made his will 24th of next mo. and d. very soon. Richard, Salem 1668, a petitnr. against imposts, may be he in Maine wh. sw. fidel. to Mass. in 1674, with prefix of respect, was the same yr. made clk. of one of the tempor. div. of that Province call. Devonshire, liv. some time in Monhegin, was lieut. in the early part of Philip's war, and is oft. nam. by Hubbard. 

SAMUEL, Boston, s. of the Elder Thomas, b. in Eng. adm. of the ch. 21 May 1643, yet never made freem. ar. co. 1648, had w. Lydia adm. of the ch. Nov. 1647, and s. Vigilant, bapt. 27 June preced.; Patience, wh. d. 26 [[vol. 3, p. 311]] Nov. 1653; and Deborah, bapt. 1 Feb. 1652; was drown. 27 Mar. 1652 leav. wid. Lydia, wh. m. 16 Feb. 1654, Joshua Fisher sec. of Dedham. THOMAS, Boston 1632, s. of John, and gr.s. of Thomas of Bristol, Eng.; came in the William and Francis, 9 Mar. from London, arr. 5 June 1632 at B. bring. w. Ann, wh d. May 1635, d. Abigail, and certain. six s. ch. the four bef. ment., and Nathaniel, k. at 15 yrs. by fall of a tree on Boston neck, 9 Jan. 1633, as Winthrop I. 98, relates; and Daniel, wh. d.June 1637. He was from Bristol, freem. 1632, selectman oft. a most useful citizen, had in old age sec. w. Ann, who was of Dorchester; and d. 1 June 1658, "being ninety yrs. old," says the diary of John Hull. His d. Abigail m. James Johnson; and ano. d. m. Richard Wolfall. Our first Vol. of Prob. Rec. has his will of 13 Mar. 1653. 

THOMAS, Salem, a calender, from Norwich, came, at the age of 36, in the Mary Ann of Yarmouth, 1637, with w. Mary, 34, two ch. Thomas, and John, and two serv. Thomas Doged, 30, and Mary Sape, 12. The w. had the faculty of speech to an unpleasant excess, had suffer. in Eng. for neglect of some custom of trifling import. in the solemnities of the ch. and was punish. here for siding with Roger Williams, in 1638, and for berating our elders, as late as 1646. See Felt, II. 457, 576, and Winthrop I. 281, 2. The h. as well as the state, seem to have suffer. for he was driven to go home in 1648 or 9, but came back in few yrs. He cont. to own est. in Eng. and here took sec. or third w. 26 July 1666, a wid. in Essex Inst. II. 300, call. Bridget Wasselbe, whose surname I take no responsib. for spell. By her he had Christian, b. 8 May 1667; and was in office 1670, as measurer of wood, and d. June 1679. Bridget O. of Salem, charged with witchcraft, 1680, was tho. commonly call. Bishop, with alias O. I think his wid. Prob. one was name of her f. one of her h. but it may be doubt. of both. THOMAS, Fairfield 1660-70. 

THOMAS, Cambridge, s. of John, the scholar, freem. 1672, m. 27 Nov. 1667, Grace, d. of capt. Thomas Prentice, had Grace, b. 15 Nov. 1668, d. at 12 yrs.; Elizabeth 11 Apr. 1670, d. at 4 yrs.; John, 22 Nov. 1671, d. at 23 yrs.; Hannah, 16 Aug. 1674; Thomas, 22 Aug. 1676; and Samuel, 18 May 1679, both d. young; his w. d. 30 Sept. 1681, and he m. 19 Apr. 1682, Mary, d. of Nathaniel Wilson, had John, again, 9 July 1683, d. at two mos.; Nathaniel, 1 Feb. 1685; Mary, 20 Mar. 1688; Sarah, 14 Nov. 1690; Thomas, again, 17 July 1700, H. C. 1719; and Samuel, again, 12 Jan. 1702. He was deac. aft. many yrs. being capt. a rep. and of the Counc. honor. for integr. and piety, d. 31 Oct. 1715, hav. made his will the day preced. Twenty-five of his name had, in 1828, been gr. at Harv. Coll. the greater part, says Farmer, descend. of the rul. Elder of Boston first ch. But Eliot's Biog. Dict. wh. is very discriminat. in giv. the charact. of more than one of this progeny, says the last royal lieut. gov. of Mass. Thomas O. was of a dif. fam. from most of the foregoing.

OLMSTEAD, JAMES, Cambridge, came to Boston 16 Sept. 1632, in the Lion, from London, with two ch. and others, was rec. as freem. 6 Nov. foll. constable some yrs. at C. but with earliest sett. to Hartford [[vol. 3, p. 312]] 1636, of wh. he was an orig. propr. with large lots of ld. and d. 1640. His will, of 28 Sept. of that yr. with inv. show. comfortab. prop. is found in Trumbull's Coll. Rec. I. 446-9. It names only two ch. Nicholas, and Nehemiah; but niece Rebecca O. wh. he brot. over, has also a small provis. and his kinsmen Richard, and John O. perhaps brs. of Rebecca, by the overseers of his will, with concur. of the s. rec. too, a small portion of the est. Yet prob. it was their own prop. held by him in tr. and they may have come with her. It also provides for his serv. William Corbee or Corby. JAMES, Norwalk, s. of Richard of the same, had (tho. Hall's rec. gives not the name of w.) James, b. 10 Mar. 1677; perhaps Nathan, 27 Apr. 1678; Samuel, 13 May 1683; and John, 14 Aug. 1692; was rep. 1691, 2, 3, and 9. 

JOHN, Hartford 1640, neph. prob. of the first James, rem. soon to Saybrook, thence, a. 1660, to Norwich, was freem. 1662, surg. of part of the forces in Philip's war, had w. Elizabeth d. of Matthew Marvin, wh. d. 1708, but nam. no ch. in his will, pro. 22 Sept. 1686, made not long bef. tho. he calls hims. only 60, wh. no doubt, was by several yrs. too small a reckon.; left most of his good est. to ch. of his br. Richard and sis. Rebecca. JOHN, Norwalk, s. of Richard of the same, m. 17 July 1673, Mary, d. of Thomas Benedict the first, had Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth but in his valua. Hist. Hall has not giv. any issue; was ens. 1674. In the list of proprs. 1687, he shows fair est. JOSEPH, Hartford, s. of Nicholas, was deac. and d. 1726, had Joseph, James, Elizabeth Nicholas, Nehemiah, b. 1686; Rebecca, 1688; Hannah, 1690; beside Richard, and descend. are very num. NEHEMIAH, Fairfield 1649, s. of James the first, was a serj. in 1657; of him no more is heard, but that his wid. Elizabeth m. Obadiah Gilbert, and, perhaps, he had d. Sarah. 

NICHOLAS, Hartford, b. of the preced. b. in Eng. serv. 1637 in the Pequot war, aft. showing his wild oats, bec. a good citizen, freem. 1669, ens. and rep. 1672 and 3, capt. in 1675, and d. 31 Aug. 1684. He had early m. bef. is f.'s will of 28 Sept. 1640, a d. of Joseph Loomis of Windsor, had Sarah; Mary or Mabel, b. 20 Nov. 1646; Rebecca, Mar. 1648; John, 3 Feb. 1650; and left s. Joseph, b. 1655; Samuel; and Thomas, beside ds. Sarah Gates, prob. w. of George, m. early in 1662; Mabel Butler; and Rebecca Bigelow. RICHARD, Hartford 1639, neph. of James the first, an orig. propr. had John, bapt. there 30 Dec. 1649; rem. to Norwalk of wh. he was one of the first purch. 1650, made serj. 1653, and rep. at May sess. of that yr. and a dozen other sess. to 1679; d. a. 1686, left only s. James, and John, wh. had div. of prop. of their uncle John, and, perhaps, one or more ds. SAMUEL, freem. of Conn. 1677, was prob. of Hartford, s. of Nicholas, and d. 13 Jan. 1726, in 73d yr. of his age. THOMAS, Hartford, prob. s. of Nicholas, m. 25 June 1691, Hannah Mix, d. of the first Thomas of New Haven, had Thomas, b. 1692; Stephen, 1694; Sarah, 1696; Rebecca, 1697; Damaris, 1699; Daniel, 1701; Hannah, 1704; and Jerusha, 1706. He had a former w. Martha. Five of this name, says Farmer, MS. had been gr. at Yale in 1834, and six are add. since. This fam. was from Suffk. Eng.

OLNEY, EPENETUS, Providence, s. of Thomas the first, b. in Eng. m. [[vol. 3, p. 313] 9 Mar. 1666, Mary, sec. d. of John Whipple of the same, had Mary, b. 13 July 1668; James, 9 Nov. 1670; Sarah, 10 Sept. 1672; Epenetus, 18 Jan. 1675; John; Thomas, 18 May 1686; and Lydia, 20 Jan. 1689. He took o. of alleg. to k. Charles II. in May 1666; and d. July 1698. EPENETUS, Providence, s. of the preced. m. Mercy Williams, had James, Charles, Joseph, Anthony, Mary, Amy, Ann, Martha, and Freeborn. He had rem. to Gloucester, R. I. and d. 18 Sept. 1740. Perhaps at G. the dates of b. of these ch. or some of them may be ascertain. JAMES, Providence, br. of the preced. w. alleg. June 1667; rem. not from P. dur. Philip's war. He d. bef. Feb. 1677, rob. unm. JAMES, Providence, eldest s. of Epenetus the first, m. 31 Aug. 1702, Hallelujah Brown, had James, b. 18 Sept. 1703, wh. d. soon; Mary, 30 Sept. 1704; Joseph, 6 June 1706; James, 28 Dec. 1708, d. in few wks.; Jonathan, 9 Mar. 1710, Jeremiah, 20 Mar. 1711; and Lydia, 1 Nov. 1716; and he d. 5 or 6 Oct. 1744. 

JOHN, Providence, s. of the first Epenetus, m. 11 Aug. 1699, Rachel Coggeshall, had John, b. 27 May 1701; William, 22 Feb. 1706; Jeremiah, 4 Nov. 1708; Freelove, 29 Nov. 1711; and Nebediah, 10 Feb. 1715. THOMAS, Salem, shoemaker, of Hertford, Eng. came in the Planter to Boston, 1635, from London, aged 35; with w. Mary, 30; s. Thomas, 3; and Epenetus, 1; was freem. 17 May 1637, had Nebadiah, bapt. Aug. foll. wh. d. young; soon aft. went to Providence, and join. 1638, with Roger Williams in purch. of Providence, and in found. the first bapt. ch. on our contin. There he prob. had Stephen, Mary, James, and Lydia; took the o. of alleg. May 1666, and d. 1682. Of his ds. Mary m. 4 Dec. 1663, John Whipple; and Lydia m. 17 Dec. 1669, Joseph Williams. Hutch. I. 421, prints the act of excommunica. of him and others for their fall from the ch. as verified by Hugh Peter; and Felt, Ann. II. 576, rec. the excision of both him and his w. tho. the name of neither appears among his ch. memb. A s. of his, prob. Stephen, but may have been Nebadiah, d. early in 1659-60, as a let. of Williams to J. Winthrop in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 28, tells. He was made Treasr. in 1638, the only officer wh. is nam. on the rec. and in 1649 an Assist. 

THOMAS, Providence, eldest s. of the preced. b. at Hertford, Co. Herts, a. 1632, was memb. of the Bapt. ch. took the o. of alleg. the same day as his f.; m. 31 July 1660, Elizabeth Marsh of Newport, had Thomas, b. 7 May 1661; William, 25 June 1663; Elizabeth 31 Jan. 1667; Ann, 13 Jan. 1669; and Phebe, 1 Sept. 1675. Benedict, Hist. I. 478. He d. 11 June 1722, his will, of 20 Feb. preced. pro. 9 July foll. ment. s. William, gr.ch. Thomas and Obadiah, s. of Thomas, dec. and William, Thomas and William, s. of William, and John Waterman, wh. was h. of his d. Ann. 

THOMAS, Providence, eldest s. of the preced. sw. alleg. May 1682, by w. [[vol. 3, p. 314]] Lydia, m. 13 July 1687, had Lydia, b. 30 Apr. 1688; Phebe, 29 Oct. 1689; Sarah, 26 Aug. 1693; Thomas, 18 Jan. 1696; Elizabeth 29 Jan. 1698; Ann, 26 Mar. 1700; Mary, 25 Feb. 1702; and Obadiah, 14 Feb. 1710; and d. 1 Mar. 1718. THOMAS, Providence, s. of the first Epenetus, by w. Patience, m. 18 May 1686, had Lydia, and Esther. His w. d. 8 Aug. 1746, and he d. 28 July 1752. WILLIAM, Providence, br. of sec. Thomas of the same, took the o. of alleg. to k. Charles II. on the same day with him, m. 28 Dec. 1692, Catharine Sayles, d. prob. of the first John, had William, b. 6 Oct. 1694; John, 7 May 1699; Catharine, 11 Aug. 1701; Thomas, 26 Apr. 1706; Deborah, 30 July 1708; and Richard, 4 Nov. 1711. His w. d. 21 Feb. 1753, aged 81 yrs.

OLT, JOHN, Dover 1655. See Ault.

OLVERTON, WILLIAM, is the strange name of one, prob. a soldier, k. 19 Oct. 1675, by the Ind. at Hatfield.

ONGE, FRANCIS, Watertown, came with w. and childr. in the Lion, arr. at Boston 5 Feb. 1631, hav. 1 Dec. bef. sail. from Bristol, prob. d. in few yrs. and Frances O. wh. in the Watertown rec. of bur. 12 Nov. 1838, is nam. wid. was, perhaps, mo. of his ch. to wh. in 1643 a mortg. is found. Simon, in 1646, and Isaac, in 1649, wh. m. 18 May 1670, Mary, d. of Joseph Underwood, were of W. but Simon got across the river to Newton 1676; and Jacob, in 1678, was of Groton. Mary, aged 27, a passeng. 1634, from Ipswich, in the Francis, may have been sis. or d. tho. the embarac. on opposite side of the kingdom seems to be inconsist.

ONION, BENJAMIN, Dedham, prob. s. of Robert of the same, m. at Rehoboth, 24 May 1683, Deborah Woodcock. JOHN, Braintree 1640. ROBERT, Roxbury, came in the Blessing, from London 1635, aged 26, m. at R. but his w. Mary d. with her first ch. Apr. 1643; rem. to Dedham 1645, freem. 1646, had sec. w. Grace, wh. d. 16 Feb. 1647; and he m. Sarah, d. of Michael Metcalf, had Susanna, b. 27 May 1649; Mary, 16 Feb. 1651; Hannah, 6 July 1656; Joseph, 10, bapt. 22 Mar. 1663; Grace, 25 Mar. 1666; and possib. others.

ONTHANK, CHRISTOPHER, one of the Warwick freem. 1655, more oft. writ. Unthank.

ORCHARD, ROBERT, Boston, merch. by w. Sarah had Mary, b. 26 Mar. 1668; was involv. in controv. at the admiralty 1666, and complain. to the king 1682, against the Col. See Snow, 169.

ORCUTT, JOHN, Bridgewater, s. of William, had Hannah, b. 1695; Samuel, 1697; and John, 1700; but as Mitchell says Hannah was call. 2d ch. we may believe that an earlier one d. soon. WILLIAM, Scituate, had, perhaps, b. at Weymouth, William, in 1664, and Andrew; but at S. had John, b. 1669; Martha, 1671; Joseph, 1672; Mary and Hannah, [[vol. 3, p. 315]] tw. 1674; Thomas, 1675; Benjamin, 1679; Elizabeth 1682; and Deborah, 1683. However, Mitchell adds Susanna, b. prob. aft. his rem. to Bridgewater, and says that all the ch. exc. Elizabeth and Deborah, perhaps then not liv. were nam. in his will of 1694. Mary m. 1697, Daniel Hudson. WILLIAM, Bridgewater, s. of the preced. m. Jane, d. of John Washburn, had Moses; Caleb; Joanna; Elizabeth; Jane; Deliverance, b. 1712; and Martha; and d. 1739.

ORDWAY, ABNER, Watertown 1643, m. perhaps as sec. w. 15 Aug. 1656, Sarah, wid. of Edward Dennis of Boston. EDWARD, Newbury, s. of James, m. 12 Dec. 1678, Mary Wood, had Joanna, b. 28 Nov. 1685; Rachel, 14 Jan. 1688; Jacob, 14 Jan. 1690; Isaiah, 28 Jan. 1692; and Daniel, 13 Jan. 1694. HANANIAH, Newbury, youngest br. of the preced. by w. Abigail had Rebecca, b. 22 Dec. 1690; Abigail, 2 Aug. 1693; Nathaniel, 3 July 1695; Joanna, 15 Apr. 1698; and Elizabeth 15 Feb. 1702. JAMES, Dover, b. it is said, in Wales, a. 1620, rem. to Newbury, m. 23 Nov. 1648, Ann Emery, perhaps d. of Anthony, was tax. 1649 at Dover, where E. had liv. the former yr.; had Ephraim, b. 25 Apr. 1650; James, 16 Apr. 1651; Edward, 17 Sept. 1653; Sarah, 14 Sept. 1656; John, 17 Nov. 1658; Isaac, 4 Dec. 1660, d. at 8 yrs.; Jane, 22 Nov. 1663; Hananiah, 2 Dec. 1665; Ann, 12 Feb. 1670; Mary, 5 Apr. 1673; his w. d. 31 Mar. 1687; was freem. 1668, and d. aft. 1702. JAMES, Newbury s. of the preced. m. Tirzah, wid. of Thomas Bartlett, had a ch. that d. soon; and Lydia, b. 12 July 1693, d. young; he m. sec. w. May 1696, Sarah Clark, had Lydia, b. 14 July 1696; Joanna, 22 May 1697; John, 22 June 1699; and Mary, 28 Apr. 1703, if Coffin has correct. giv. the dates. JOHN, Newbury, br. of the preced. m. 5 Dec. 1681, Mary, d. of Peter Godfrey, had Mary, b. 18 Sept. 1682; John, 29 Oct. 1684; James, 4 July 1687; Esther, Aug. 1689; Peter, 15 Sept. 1691; Hannah, 20 Nov. 1693, d. in two wks.; Hannah, again, 6 Mar. 1695; Stephen, 8 Apr. 1697; Ann, 15 May 1699; and Nathan, 28 Apr. 1703. SAMUEL, Newbury, had Isaac, b. Feb. 1680.

ORMES, JOHN, Salem, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 26 Oct. 1656; John, 28 Nov. 1658; Elizabeth 24 Dec. 1660; Joseph, 15 Mar. 1663; Benjamin and Jonathan, tw. 14 July 1665, of wh. the latter d. next yr.; Edonia, 1 June 1668; and James 14 July 1670, and this last was d. when his mo. took admin. of his est. 14 Nov. 1693. JOHN, Salem, s. of the preced. by w. Ann had John, b. 15 Mar. 1687. RICHARD, Boston, by w. Rebecca had John, b. 17 Nov. 1682; and Richard, 17 Aug. 1685.

ORMSBY, ORMSBEE, EDWARD, Boston, perhaps s. of that wid. Ann who was adm. of our ch. 28 Aug. 1634, had gr. of ld. 1637, and in Sept. 1639 was recom. to ch. of Dedham, whither she had, no doubt, rem. [[vol. 3, p. 316]] JACOB, Rehoboth, s. of Richard, was a propr. 1668, had Jacob, b. 23 Aug. 1674, wh. d. 16 Feb. 1678, and he d. two wks. aft. JOHN, Rehoboth, a propr. 1668, may have been br. of the preced. had Elizabeth b. 27 Nov. 1674; Mary, 4 Apr. 1677, Jonathan, 26 Aug. 1678; Martha, 7 May 1680; Jacob, 16 Mar. 1682; was one of Gallup's comp. 1690 in Phips's expedit. against Quebec. RICHARD, Saco 1641, acc. Willis, I. 36, rem. to Salisbury, there, by w. Sarah, had Thomas, b. 11 Nov. 1645; Jacob, 6 Mar. 1647; and prob. John, bef. either of these, may have been b. at Saco; was at Haverhill 1653, and prob. d. at Rehoboth 1664, where his inv. was tak. 3 July of that yr. THOMAS, Rehoboth, s. of the preced. was a propr. 1668, had Jeremiah, b. 25 Nov. 1672; Hannah, 23 Sept. 1678; Jacob, 13 Sept. 1680; Bethia, 15 Apr. 1682.

ORNE. See Horne. Of this mod. spell. are found eight names of gr. at Harv. and two at Bowd. in 1834. NATHANIEL, Barnstable, a mason, came from Nantucket with w. Mary, but was prob. s. of George of Boston. He d. 23 Nov. 1696, had ds. Susanna, Deborah, b. 1 Apr. 1692; and Jane, 24 Oct. 1696, only the last two at B. and the youngest d. soon. His wid. m. 14 Oct. 1697, Samuel Sturgis, and had seven more ch.

ORRIS, ORIS, or ORRICE, GEORGE, Boston, blacksmith, came, 1635, aged 21, in the Elizabeth and Ann, by w. Elizabeth wh. join. our ch. 15 Mar. 1645, had Mary, bapt. 23 of same, a. a yr. and 7 mos. old; John, b. 1 Mar. 1647; Sarah, 1653; Jonathan, 1656; Samuel, 20 Dec. 1659; Nathaniel, 27 Apr. 1664; and Experience; and his w. d. 1673. Experience was of Braintree 1690, but I hear no more of him. JOHN, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Sarah had John, b. 5 Aug. 1672; Sarah, 14 Aug. 1676; and by sec. w. Hannah had Samuel, 2 Nov. 1684; Martha, 15 Oct. 1686, d. soon; and Martha, again, 26 Nov. 1688; and he d. 19 Dec. 1699. Another Hannah O. of the sec. ch. of Boston, perhaps w. of Samuel or of Nathaniel, being adm. 1 Jan. 1691, brot. for bapt. Elizabeth Hannah, and Joseph, all on 1 Feb. foll. JONATHAN, a soldier of Turner's comp. in Philip's war, prob. s. of George, liv. aft. 1680 at Falmouth; but in 1691 was of Gloucester. Willis, I. 212, says his br. Nathaniel liv. at Barnstable.

ORTON, EBENEZER, Charlestown, s. of Thomas of the same, had w. prob. liv. at Hingham, and was going thither in her on 7 Aug. 1694, when he was knock. overboard by the boom and drown. He had that morn. sign. contr. for build. a barque at H. and had in his pocket one hundred good pieces of eight, as part of the price. JOHN, Farmington, only s. of Thomas of the same, had two ws. Hannah, whose surname is not found, and Mary, d. prob. of Owen Tudor, had three s. and ds. Mary, bapt. 20 May 1688; Mary, again, 16 Feb. 1690, and Margaret; d. 1695, leav. Thomas; John, bapt. 4 Dec. 1692;Samuel, 11 Nov. 1694; and two ds. but wh. ch. came of the first w. is not told. JOSEPH, Rye 1669, propound. next yr. for freem. with the spell. Horten, was rep. 1671, a lieut. and seems to have serv. much as a surveyor. See Trumbull, Col. Rec. II. THOMAS, Windsor, m. 16 June 1641, Margaret. Pall, [[vol. 3, p. 317]] or Paul, not, as the copy in Geneal. Reg. V. 230 has it (with addit. mistake of the man's name, Josias for Thomas, had John, b. 17 Feb. 1648; Mary, 16 May 1650; Sarah, 22 Aug. 1652; and Elizabeth 1 Oct. 1654; rem. a. 1655 to Farmington, there had Hannah, bapt. 28, not 29 Dec. 1656, as print. in Geneal. Reg. XI. 324, wh. d. soon. In 1688, to avoid the extortiona. rule of Andros, requir. wills to be rec. at Boston for all the parts of N. E. he div. his est. among the four ch. John; Mary Root; Sarah Dewey; and Elizabeth Lewis. THOMAS, Charlestown 1642, by w. Mary, who join. the ch. 12 Apr. 1650, had Mary, b. 27 Aug. 1648; and he was a householder 1658 and 77; d. 19 May 1687. His ch. bapt. there were William, 5 Feb. 1660; Samuel, 10 Nov. 1661; Ebenezer, 17 Jan. 1664; Thomas, 7 May 1665; Amie, 5 Aug. 1666; and Abigail, 19 Sept. 1669; but possib. others. From Cothren it would be thot. that he presumed the Windsor and Charlestown man the same, to wh. there appears insurmounta. objection.

ORVIS, GEORGE, Farmington, m. a. 1652, Elizabeth wid. of David Carpenter, had Samuel, b. May 1633; Hannah, Apr. 1655; Roger, June 1657; Ebenezer, Feb. 1660; Margaret, June 1661; and Mary, June 1663, wh. all were bapt. at unkn. times; was freem. 1658, and d. 27 Apr. 1664. His wid. m. Richard Bronson. Mary m. Feb. 1687, Samuel Scott. ROGER, Farmington, s. of be preced. was a soldier in Philip's war, under capt. Newberry, and und. at Hatfield, May 1676. He m. 15 Dec. 1692, Miriam Hannison (unless I mistake Mr. Porter+s MS.) wh. aft. made Handerson, or Henderson, d. 26 Dec. 1747, had Elizabeth b. 1 Oct. 1693; Ebenezer, 3 Oct. 1695, d. in Feb. foll.; David, 1 Mar. 1697; Bethia, 3 Jan. 1699; Abiah, 2 Nov. 1702; Ebenezer, again, 3 Oct. 1705; and Mary, 18 Oct. 1707. SAMUEL, Farmington, br. of the preced. w. Deborah, wh. join. the ch. 7 May 1682, and d. Deborah, bapt. 14 May foll. wh. was b. a 17 Apr. 1681; Martha, bapt. 6 May 1683; Samuel, 25 Oct. 1685; Margaret, 17 Apr. 1687.

OSBORN, OSBOURN, or OSBURN, ALEXANDER, Salem vill. had w. Sarah, wh. was arrest. for witchcr. the first day of the monstrous delus. CHRISTOPHER, Duxbury 1638. DAVID, Fairfield, s. of Richard of the same, m. Abigail, d. of Philip Pinckney of East Chester, then claim. as of Conn. Jurisdict. whither he rem. and d. 1679; had Richard, and prob. no more ch. Yet he made up the length of his life for one or two more, if the fact be clear, that he d. not bef. 1779, at Ridgefield. JAMES, Springfield, m. 1646, Joyce Smith, had Elizabeth b. 1647; Mary, 16 Mar. 1650; James, 1654; Sarah, 1658; and Samuel, 1664; rem. to Hartford, there d. 1676, all those ch. then liv.JEREMIAH, New Haven, perhaps br. Richard, tanner, by w. Mary had Rebecca, bapt. 23 Oct. 1642; Increase, 5 Feb. 1643; Benjamin, 3 Jan. 1647; Jeremiah, 3 May 1652, d. soon; Mary, b. 29 Mar. 1653; [[vol. 3, p. 318]] Elizabeth 5 Jan. 1655; both bapt. 21 Oct. 1655; Jeremiah, again, 28 Nov. 1656, bapt. 2 days aft.; Joanna, 8 Dec. 1658, bapt. 30 Jan. foll.; Thomas, b. 6 Oct. and prob. d. 1660; Ann, 6 Apr. 1663; and Elizabeth again, 9 Dec. 1665, bapt. 14 Jan. foll. but of sev. of these ch. it may be thot. that some were b. to Richard, or Thomas, the entry on the rec. of the ch. oft. nam. not f. but the rite being admin. only for sis. O. at least, in the case of not a few other names, such was the custom. That the three first nam. ch. belong to Jeremiah, is denied by Mr. Porter, but he gives two others, Joseph, 15 Dec. 1667; and Rebecca, 11 July 1673. He was rep. 1672-4, d. 1676. His wid. s. Jeremiah, and their heirs were proprs. 1685. JEREMIAH, New Haven, s. of the preced. m. Sarah, wid. of Timothy Gibbard, had Sarah, b. 19 May 1689; and Jonathan, 29 Mar. 1692; and d. 4 Jan. 1713. JOHN, Braintree, had Matthew, wh. d. May 1641. JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Mary had John, b. 2 Feb. 1640; and Ephraim, 11 Aug. 1657; but how many or wh. intermediate, is not found; yet his d. Mary m. 7 May 1659, John Ross. JOHN, Windsor, m. 19 May 1645, Ann, only ch. of Richard Oldage, had John, b. 10 Jan. 1646; Ann, 15 Jan. 1648; Nathaniel, 10 Mar. 1650; Samuel, 25 July 1652, d. soon; Mary, 16 Apr. 1655; Hannah, 18 Dec. 1657; Samuel, again, 8 May 1660; Esther, 9 Aug. 1662; Isaac, 28 Sept. 1664, d. at 9 yrs.; and Sarah, 8 Feb. 1667. He d. 27 Oct. 1636, when were liv. beside John, Nathaniel, and Samuel, all the ds. exc. Ann, wh. m. 12 Nov. 1663, Humphrey Prior, and had left two s.; Mary, m. 22 Oct. 1674, Josiah Owen; Hannah, m. Elias Shadduck, and next, m. 6 Mar. 1678, Benjamin Eggleston. JOHN, Southampton, L. I. 1650, was, perhaps, s. of Thomas. JOHN, Westfield, s. of John of Windsor, m. 31 Oct. 1674, Abigail, d. of Bagot Eggleston, had John, b. 25 Aug. 1670; rem. to Windsor, there had Abigail, 2 Mar. 1672; Mindwell, 2 Jan. 1674; Ann, Jan. 1676; Mary, Jan. 1678; Hannah, 14 June 1680; Sarah, 12 Aug. 1682, both d. young; Elizabeth 19 Dec. 1684; Martha, 10 Apr. 1687; tw. s. b. and d. 3 Feb. 1692; Isaac, 6 June 1694; and fam. tradit. says, he rem. to L. I. there had Mary, again, 10 Feb. 1696; and Jacob, 4 Jan. 1698. JOHN, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had John and Thomas, tw. b. 11 June 1670; and Elizabeth 25 Dec. 1673, in wh. yr he was freem. being, of 2d ch. JOHN, Salem, m. 5 Oct. 1670, Elizabeth Ruck, prob. d. of John, had Elizabeth and John. Their gr.mo. Elizabeth Spooner, in her will of June 1677, drives me to suspect, that he is the same as the preced. and that Boston rec. is not trustworthy in date of b. of the first two chapters. See Essex Inst. II. 236. JOHN, Fairfield, s. of Richard, m. Sarah, d. of James Bennett, had Samuel, John, David, Joseph, and Elizabeth but dates of either m. or b. are unheard of, and he d. 1709. NICHOLAS, Pemaquid, took the o. of fidel. to Mass. 22 July 1674. RECOMPENSE, New Haven, was by the late lamented Professor Kingsley, thot. to be s. of Thomas, H. C. 1661, tho. it is less prob. from Geneal. Reg. XI. 345, than that he was s. of William, and aft. leav. coll. taught the sch. at New Haven, until he rem. to East Hampton, on L. I. he coll. catal. has never yet been advis. of the yr. of his d. tho. it was bef. the Magnalia of 1698. RICHARD, Hingham, one of the first sett. 1635, rem. soon to Conn. serv. in the Pequotwar 1637; next, to New Haven bef. 1640, where he had one ch. as early as 1643. Thence he rem. to Fairfield 1653, and had there in 1671, a gr. of 80 acres for his serv. in [[vol. 3, p. 319]] the old war. Yet he had in 1666 int. in the lds. at Newtown, L. I. and some yrs. bef. his d. liv. at West Chester that was then thot. to belong to Conn. Of the time of his m. or name of his w. inq. has been fruitless; yet his descend. in our age has confid. that he had five ch. at least, John, Daniel, Elizabeth Priscilla, and ano. ch. he calls his "oldest d." SAMUEL, Windsor, s. of the first John of the same, by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 19 Oct. 1684; Rebecca, 20 Apr. 1687. His w. d. 3 Aug. 1690; and by Abigail perhaps had Rebecca, 9 July 1691; but very confus. is the statem. in Stiles, 729-30. THOMAS, Charlestown 1644, freem. 10 May 1648, by w. Hannah had Sarah, b. 29 Mar. 1647; Thomas, 26 June 1649; Mary, 11 Mar. 1652; ano. ch. 30 Apr. 1654; and Martha, 8 Oct. 1656; beside John, bapt. 19 Feb. 1660. He liv. on Malden side, there had w. Sarah, who in Oct. 1651, stood up manfully, with her sisterhood, in defence of Rev. Mr. Matthews against the Gen. Court. In Feb. 1662, he and his w. were rec. into the ch. of Charlestown, by dismiss. from M. but prob. he had a hankering for heresy, as he next yr. united with Gould, as a Bapt. having embraced the opinions of that sect. as early as 1658, tho. their ch. was not formed until May 1665. See Budington, 56; Frothingham, 126, 166-170; and Hutch. Coll. 399. Oft. the name is Ozban in rec. of Middlesex. THOMAS, New Haven 1639, perhaps br. of Richard, with far better est.; counted a fam. of six in few yrs.; rem. to East Hampton, L. I. 1650, there, perhaps, had Thomas, Jeremiah, and John, yet most of them may have been b. bef. rem. or even in Eng. WILLIAM, Salem 1630, freem. 22 May 1639, by w. call. in Felt's list of ch. memb. 1641, Frezwith or Freesweed, had there, I think, no ch. rem. to Dorchester, and there town rec. ment. by Frodiswerd his w. had Recompense, b. 26 May 1644, a. "six-o'clock P. M." H. C. 1661, at Braintree had Hannah, 24 Aug. 1646; Bezaleel, 8 Mar. 1650; and some yrs. aft. at Boston, by prob. the same w. call. Fredeswith and in Prov. rec. Freesweed, had Joseph, b. 6 Apr. 1652; and Jonathan, 16 Nov. 1656. He was a merch. and he d. a. mid. life; his inv. of 29 Apr. 1662 shows over £1000; well for that time. His wid. m. John Mulford of South Hampton, Yorksh. E. Riding, and in 1670 sold to Rev. Antipas Newman of Wenham, that 10 acres granted to. O. WILLIAM, Salem, m. 17 Mar. 1673, Hannah Burton, had Samuel, b. 27 Apr. 1675; John, 27 Aug. 1677; Hannah, 2 Dec. 1679; and William, 3 May 1682. Ano. O. there was, unhappi. at Salem, Sarah, impris. at Boston from 7 Mar. to 10 May 1692, on charge of witchcraft, wh. was not brot. to trial bec. she d. in gaol. How tenderly alleviat. was the suffer. of her latest hours, is nowhere told. She was, perhaps of that WILLIAM of Salem, vill. freem. 1690. Since that was print. I discov. that her h. was Alexander, as bef. herein told. WILLIAM, Braintree, had Bezaleel, b. 1650. WILLIAM, Newtown, L. I. 1656-86. Riker. WILLIAM, New Haven, d. 1662. His inv. of 29 Apr. is there. Five of this name at Harv. and fifteen at other N. E. coll. had been gr. in 1834. [[vol. 3, p. 320]]

OSGOOD, CHRISTOPHER, Ipswich, came in the Mary and John, 1634, freem. 6May 1635, d. 1650, leav. w. Margery, wh. was d. of Philip Fowler, and ch. Mary; Abigail; Elizabeth; Deborah; Christopher, b. 1643; and Thomas, prob. posthum. The wid. m. Thomas Rowell of Ipswich, and, next, Thomas Coleman of Nantucket; Mary m. 1 June 1651, John Lovejoy; and Abigail m. 9 Apr. 1657, as seems prob. Shoreborn Wilson of I. and Deborah, m. 28 Aug. 1663, John Ross. CHRISTOPHER, Andover, s. of the preced. m. 6 Dec. 1663, Hannah Belknap, perhaps d. of Abraham, wh. d. 21 Nov. 1679, and he m. 27 May 1680, Hannah, d. of Richard Barker, wh. 6 Apr. 1687, as did Mary, her d. 9 days aft. and, perhaps he had 3d w. Sarah, wh. d. 8 July 1689, bring. him no ch. and he had fourth w. Sarah; was freem. 1676, an ardent patriot, a capt. imprison. some days by Andros, without warrant, and rep. 1690; d. 1723, in his 80th yr. He had by the first w. Mary, b. 5 July 1665; Hannah, 19 Oct. 1688; Dorothy, 4 July 1671; Abigail, 29 Aug. 1673; Christopher, 28 June 1675; and Ezekiel, 5 Nov. 1679; by the sec. w. had Priscilla, 1 Apr. 1681; Sarah, 19 Feb. 1683; Esther, 31 Oct. 1684; and Ann, 8 Mar. 1687; and the fourth w. brot. him Reecca, 3 May 1692; Lydia, 14 June 1694, d. soon; Lydia, again, 1 Sept. 5; Martha, 14 Dec. 1698; Jeremiah, 1670; and Mary, again, 1705. Yet he was unhappy with most of the peop. of his town, and forc. to petitn. in Oct. 1692 in behalf of his first ch. Mary Marston, w. of John, imprison. on the ludicrous, if it were not ececra. charge of witcher. JOHN, Ipswich, perhaps br. of Christopher the first, came from Andover, in Hampsh. Eng. where he was b. 23 July 1595, wh. in the open. line of his will of 12 Apr. 1650, pro. 25 Nov. 1651, he plain. assert.; rem. soon to Newbury, freem. 22 May 1639, thence to Andover, where he was one of the found. of the ch. Oct. 1645, and the first rep. of the town, 1651; d. 24 Oct. of that yr. A wid. Sarah O. d. at A. 8 Apr. 1667. His ch. were Sarah; John, b. in Eng. a. 1631; Stephen, a. 1638; Mary; Elizabeth; all bef. he went to A. and there had Hannah, 1644; and prob. Deborah. Sarah m. 1 June 1648, John Clement; Mary m. 6 July 1653, Henry Ingalls; Elizabeth m. 12 Oct. 1659, John rown of Reading; Hannah m. 21 May 1660, Samuel Archer; and Deborah m. 28 Aug. 1663, John Russ. JOHN, Andover, s. of the reced. b. in Eng. oft. a selectman, was capt. and rep. 1666, 9, 89, and 90, with high popularity, as he had been imprison. by Andros. He m. at Haverhill, 15 Nov. 1653, Mary, d. of Robert Clement, had John, b. 3 Sept. 1654; Mary, 27 Nov. 1656; Timothy, 10 Aug. 1659; Lydia, 12 Aug. 1661; Peter, 30 Aug. 1663; Samuel, 10 Mar. 1665; Sarah, 7 Apr. 1667; Mehitable, 4 Mar. 1671; Hannah, 30 May 1674; Sarah, 4 Nov. 1667; Ebenezer, 4 Oct. 1678; Clement, 12 Oct. 1680, d. soon. He d. 21 Aug. 1993, no doubt in some degree from the torment inflict. on his w. by accusa. of witchcraft in the damnable delusion of 1692, tho. [[vol. 3, p. 321]] she saved her life by confess. of impossib. guilt. See Abbot, Calef, and Hutchinson, II. 31. Charming page is that in 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 241, wh. gives her indictm. the gift of it being, that she "a covenant with the devil did make, and signed the devil's book, and took the devil to be her God, and consented to serve and worship him, and was bapt. by the devil, and renounc. her former Christian bapt. and promised to be the devil's, both body and soul forever, and to serve him." I rejoice, that, aft. the evaporation of the infernal spirit, she had energy eno. to acknowledge, 19 Oct. 1692, bef. the venerab. Increase Mather (not Cotton M. as in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 118, told) the falsehood of herconfess. for surely most of the charges in that indict. would be better laid against the judges in the oyer and terminer. They served, if they did not worship the devil, and took him to be their God, whether they signed his book or not. Had that book been brot. into Court, as it ought to have been, or the governm. call. on to show at least, what means they had used to get the precious rec. to the open view of the jury, the name of William Stoughton, and more than one of his assoc. judges, I doubt not, as clear. as that of Mary Osgood, would have flared in the sapphire blaze. Hard is it to decide, whether prisoners or judges were under stronger delusion. Sarah d. 22 Apr. 1667; Hannah d. 3 Aug. 1674. Lydia m. 20 Jan. 1680, James Frye; Mary m. 8 July 1680, John, Aslett. Clement d. 18 Nov. 1680. JOHN, Salisbury, s. of William, m. 5 Nov. 1688, Mary Stephens, had Mary, b. 7 May 1669; Joseph, 12 Apr. 1671; William, 30 July 1673; John, 1 July 1677; Timothy, 2 May 1680; and Hannah, 19 Oct. 1682. JOHN, Andover; eldest s. of John, sec. of the same, m. 17 Oct. 1681, Hannah Ayres, had John, b. 28 June 1683; Ebenezer, 16 Mar. 1685; Nathaniel, 6 Jan. 1687; Jeremiah, 16 Jan. 1689, d. 7 Apr. foll.; Jeremiah, again, 11 July 1691; Daniel, 19 July 1693; William, 1697; Hannah, 24 June 1699; Benjamin, 28 Aug. 1700, d. young; Samuel, 8 July 1704, d. young; and Josiah, 13 July 1706; was freem. 1691, and d. 1725, aged 71. PETER, Salem, br. of the preced. a tanner, m. 19 May 1690, Martha, d. of Peter Ayres of Haverhill, had Mary, b. 15 Apr. 1691; Peter, 13 Mar. 1693; Samuel, 6 Nov. 1695; Peter, again, 2 June 1697; John, 16 June 1700; William, 23 Dec. 1702, H. C. 1721; James, 1 or 6 Aug. 1705, H. C. 1724; was rep. 1714, and some yrs. more to 23, deac. of the first ch. but when he was 70 was inv. in the distract. of that body, and with others form. a new ch.; d. 24 Sept. 1753, and his wid. Martha d. 10 Sept. 1760, aged 92. SAMUEL, Andover, br. of the preced. m. 1702, Hannah Dane, had Samuel, b. 1702; Hannah, 1704; Mary, 1706; James, 1707; Sarah, 1709; Mehitable, 1711; Dean, 27 July 1714; and Lydia, 20 Oct. 1716; and he d. 1717. STEPHEN, Andover, s. of John first of the same, m. 24. Oct. 1663, Mary Hooker, but I can [[vol. 3, p. 322]] hardly guess who was her f. had Stephen, b, 11 Mar. 1665, wh. d. 1 Oct. 1667; Hooker, 24 June 1668; Stephen, again, 16 Aug. 1670; Joseph, 1 June 1673; and Mary, 4 Mar. 1678, wh. prob. d. bef. her f.; was freem. 1669, and d. of smallpox, 15 Jan. 1691. THOMAS, Andover, youngest ch. prob. posthum. of the first Christopher, freem. 1676, by w. Susanna had Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1675; Sarah, 6 Feb. 1677; Hannah, 29 Nov. 1679; Thomas, 17 Dec. 1680; Josiah, Mar. 1682, d. soon; Judith, 8 Feb. 1683; Deborah, 26 Feb. 1685; Josiah, again, 31 May 1688; Abigail, 11 Aug. 1690; and Susanna, 29 Oct. 1692, d. soon. TIMOTHY, Andover, s. of the second John, m. 29 Mar 1689, Deborah Poor, perhaps d. of Daniel, had Mary, b. 8 Aug. 1690; Timothy, 22 Aug. 1693; Sarah, 8 Aug. 1697; Peter, 31 May 1699; Deborah; and Isaac, 1708; of wh. the three eldest were liv. and the three youngest were d. when the f. d. 18 Sept. 1748. He was freem. 1691; and sec. w. was Mary Poole. WILLIAM, Salisbury 1640, a propr. of that date, b. a. 1605, may earlier have had progeny than kn. to me, but at S. by rec. I find John and William, tw. b. 8 Oct. 1648; Mary, 3 Mar. 1650; Joseph, 18 Mar. 1651, d. soon; Sarah, 2 Feb. 1653; and Joseph, again, 2 Dec. 1656. Not connect. with him, however, in near consanguin. Idiscover in the Confidence, at Southampton, 24 Apr. 1638, there emb. Sarah O. with four ch. under eleven yrs. old, of wh. one was William Jones, one William Osgood. They were from Herrell, or Wherwell, near Andover, in Hants; but who was the h. and f. is beyond my reach. Robert Quimby of Salisbury m. Elizabeth O. and Robert Jones of Salisbury m. a. 1658, Joan O. WILLIAM, Salisbury, of the preced. freem. 1690, by w. Abigail, d. of John Severance, m. Oct. 1672 (but in the Geneal. Reg. VIII. 160, a very diligent contrib. calls her Ambrose, and it will be found that she was d. of the w. of Severance by a former h.) had Nathaniel, b. 17 Dec. 1674; John, 27 Oct. 1676; Jonathan, 2 Apr. 1678; Abigail, 15 Feb. 1681; Sarah, 24 Apr. 1684; Richard, 13 Jan. 1686; Elizabeth 9 Sept. 1688; and Joseph, 9 Aug. 1691. Not a few hours of sev. days have been giv. to the details of this geneal. in wh. my own gather. were constant. compar. with those of an assidu. contrib. C. M. Endicott, Esq. and usual. similar results have foll. our inquir. Nineteen of this name had, in 1834, swell. the Catal. of gr. at Harv. and eight at the various other N. E. coll.

OSIER, or OSYER, ABEL, a soldier of capt. Lothrop's comp. call. the flower of Essex," k. at Bloody brook, 18 Sept. 1675. His inv. of 28 June foll. show. L3, 1, 10, that was giv. to his br. by order of Ct.

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