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

Volume #3
Palmer - Parke

 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.

PALMER, *ABRAHAM, Charlestown, a merch. from London, wh. there had join. the comp. of the faithful patentees of Mass. 1628, gave £50. to promote its obj. and emb. hims. 1629, prob. with Higginson, was most act. and intellig. town offic. req. adm. 19 Oct. 1630, and was made freem. 18 May foll. of Boston ch. with w. Grace, No. 68 and 9, and of the found. of ch. at Charlestown, was in the first assemb. of rep. 1634, and serj. in the Pequot war, went to Barbados 1652, in the Mayflower of Boston, in wh. his sh. of adventure was 3/5, and that of Edward Burt 2/5, to be account, for in London; there d. 1653; yet prob. he intend. to come back. His wid. Grace d. Dec. 1660, and lieut. Thomas Lathrop had admin. perhaps as a creditor. BENJAMIN, Stronington 1665, s. of Walter, freem. 1666, liv. on the disput. Border of R. I. was capt. much involv. in controv. and d. 10 Apr. 1716, and from that time no generat. has failed to have, as is said, both Joseph and Benjamin. 

CHRISTOPHER, Hampton, s. of William of the same, m. a. d. of Edward Hilton. EDWARD, Boston 1639, put in the stocks of his own mak. for charg. too high a price. See Hubbard, 248. Prob. he rem. to Hampton. ELIHU, Stonington 1658, s. of Walter, was not an inhab. in 1670. ELNATHAN, Scituate, s. of John of the same, m. 1695, Mary, d. of Thomas Clark. EPHRAIM, Greenwich 1672. FRANCIS, Rowley 1691, may have been s. of John. GEORGE, Boston, wind cooper 1640, ar. co. 1642, rem. to the E. bef. 1660, and he or ano. of the name was at Warwick, R. I. bef. 1655, tho. the place of his resid. is not told, and d. a. 1669. In Apr. 1670, a Boston creditor, James Neighbors, had gr. of admin. GEORGE, Warwich, may be the same as preced. among freem. 1655, m. Bethia, d. of Roger Morey of Providence, a. 1660. GERSHOM, Stonington 1665, br. of Benjamin, freem. 1666, m. 28 Nov. 1667, Ann, d. of capt. George Denison, had Gershom, Ichabod, William, George, Walter, Elihu, Mary, Rebecca, and Mercy. *HENRY, Newbury 1637, freem. 22 June 1642, rem. to Haverhill, from, who. he was rep. 1667, 74, 6-9, and d. 15 July 1680. Perhaps he was of Hampton in his latter days. His d. Elizabeth m. 1659. Robert Ayer of Haverhill, and Mehitable m. 1676, Samuel Dalton. 

HENRY, Wethersfield, by w. Catharine had Deborah, [[vol. 3, p. 341]] b. 1642; Hannah, 1645; a s. whose names is not disting. in the rec. 1648; Dorcas, 1650; freem. 1657, and liv. 1663. HENRY, Pemaquid, sw. fidel. to Mass. 1674. JOHN, Hingham, came in Sept. 1635, freem. 13 Mar. 1639; rem. perhaps to Scituate; at least Deane makes him, in Hist. 319, to be freem. of Plymouth Col. 1657, to have ch. then John and Elnathan, afterwards Josiah and Bezaleel. 

JOHN, Charlestown, perhaps came in the Elizabeth, 1634, from Ipswich, aged 24, was freem. 2 June 1641, and d. 24 Aug. 1677, aged 62, unless the gr.st. be wrong, or misread. JOHN, Portsmouth, by Mr. Wentworth copied from list of mem. of the ch. May 1640, but prob. many yrs. too early. He serv. in Philip's war, then being inhab. of Hampton. JOHN, Boston, carpenter, adm. townsman 30 Mar. 1640, perhaps rem. to Rowley 1647; or may have been br. of Henry, and with him at Wethersfield, freem. 1657. JOHN, Stonington, s. of Walter, prob. eldest, and by first w. b. in Eng. of wh. no more is kn. JOHN, Fairfield, may have been first at Wethersfield, and, perhaps, br. of Henry, freem. of Conn. 1657, had possib. been many yrs. in trade to Virg. and may be was at Greenwich 1672. JOHN, Scituate, s. of the first John of the same, had Elnathan, b. 1666; John, 1667; Hannah, 1671; Elizabeth 1673; Bezaleel, 1675; Experience, 1679; and Samuel, 1683. JOHN, Pemaquid, with JOHN, Jr. perhaps his s. took o. of fidel. to Mass. 1674. JOHN, Scarborough 1676, m. Elizabeth d. of Andrew Alger, and rem. 1680, to Boston, and spent there the residue of his life, says Southgate, 82. JOHN, Falmouth 1689, consult, by the council of war for def. of that town 1689, was wound. 21 Sept.; had m. Mary, d. of George Munjoy. 

JOHN, Boston 1689, took side against the inhab. for rising against Andros, of whose council he had been, and was suspect. to have come from Eng. just bef. with a commiss. to be ch. just. Hutch. I. 371. JONAS, or JONATHAN, Rehoboth 1668, s. of Walter. JOSEPH, Newbury, m. 18 Mar. 1665, Sarah, d. of James Jackman, had Sarah, b. 5 dec. 1665; James, 18 Dec. 1667; and Joseph, 8 July 1670. He was youngest s. of William. His s. Joseph had at Newbury two ws. and s. Joseph. JOSIAH, Scituate, s. of first John of the same, had Josiah, b. 1685; Joshua, 1687; and Ruth. MICAH, Branford 1667, an orig. signer of the Plana. Covenant 20 Jan. 1668, freem. 1669. His will of 13 Nov. 1681, names ch. John, Daniel, Micah, and others, Mr. Porter tells me, but names of those are not seen. MOSES, Stronington 1658, s. of Walter, by w. Dorothy had Moses, b. 29 Oct. 1673; and John, 1 Sept. 1677; perhaps others bef. or aft. or both. Bond says he m. Abigail, d. of Daniel Allen of Watertown. * NEHEMIAH, Stonington, s. of Walter, m. 20 Nov. 1662, Hannah, d. of Thomas Stanton, the younger, had Joseph, b. 1663; Elihu, 1665, d. soon; Jonathan, 1668; Daniel, 12 Nov. 1672; was a man of trust, rep. 1668 and 9, and d. 17 Feb. 1718, aged 80. 

NICHOLAS, Windsor, freem. 1669, was an early sett. had Mary, b. 3 May 1637; Hannah, bapt. 11 Oct. [[vol. 3, p. 342]] 1640; Timothy, 20 Mar. 1642; and Elizabeth b. 7 Aug. 1644. His sec. w. Joan, wid. of John Purchase, m. 29 Oct. 1646, d. 16 Apr. 1683, and he d. 30 Aug. 1689. RICHARD, Salem, m. 24 Nov. 1672, Mary, d. of Humphrey Gilbert, had Mary, b. 8 Sept. 1673; Richard, 6 Dec. 1675; Martha, 21 Aug. 1678; and Samuel, 7 Apr. 1683. RICHARD, Saco, or Wells, 1676, may be the passeng. of 1635, aged 29, in the James from London to Boston. SAMUEL, Rehoboth, m. 12 Jan. 1681, Elizabeth Kingsley, perhaps d. of John of Milton, had John, b. 25 Mar. 1682, who. was bur. 15 July 1683; Samuel and John, tw. 4 Jan. 1684, of wh. John was bur. next day. THOMAS, of Rowley 1648, and SAMUEL, in 1691, perhaps were s. of John. STEPHEN, Cambridge, perhaps s. of William, m. Elizabeth d. of Daniel Cheever. SAMUEL, Rowley, m. 25 Dec. 1671, Mary, d. of John Pearson, freem. 1684, was of Salem, prob. two or three yrs. later, where one of the name acted for John Dunton in sale of his books. THOMAS, Rowley 1643, d. says Farmer, 1669. 

THOMAS, Scituate, s. of William, held the est. of his f. 1680. THOMAS, Boston, merch. one of the found. of Brattle st. ch. TIMOTHY, Windsor, s. of Nicholas, freem. 1667, m. 17 Sept. 1663, Hannah, d. of William Buell, had Timothy, b. 25 Aug. foll.; Hannah, 3 Oct. 1666; Mary, 14 May 1669; Sarah, 25 Feb. 1672, d. soon; John, 14 Apr. 1673; Sarah, again, 12 Apr. 1675; Samuel, 7 Sept. 1677; Martha, 29 Dec. 1679, d. at 3 yrs.; Benjamin, 1682; and Stephen, 1687. The time of his d. is unkn. TIMOTHY, Suffield, had, bef. going thither, w. Elizabeth and s. Timothy, and b. there Esther, 1676; beside two wh. d. young; and Thomas, 1682. He d. 1697, leav. Timothy, Esther, and Thomas. *WALTER, Charlestown 1629, prob. younger br. of Abraham, charg. in Sept. 1630, with k. Austin Bratcher, freem. 18 May 1631, was constable 1633, on 1 June of wh. yr. he, with new w. Rebecca, and d. Grace, unit. with the ch. so that it is plain that the d. was by a former w.; had Hannah, bapt. 15 June 1634; Elihu, 24 Jan. 1636; Nehemiah, b. 23 Nov. 1637; Moses, 6 Apr. 1640; Benjamin, 30 May, bapt. 5 June 1642; all by Rebecca Short, a mem. of Roxbury ch. who came in 1632, as a serv. says the rec. of R. ch. rem. to Rehoboth, was rep. 1646 and 7, being the first from that town, had more ch. and rem. again, to Stonington, 1653. His will, of 19 May 1658, made at S. pro. 11 May 1662, cont, in Suffk. reg. (for S. then call. Southerton, was claim. as pt. of our Co. strange as such civil geography now seems), names w. Rebecca and eleven ch. John; Grace; Jonas; William; Gershom; Elihu; Nehemiah; Moses; Benjamin; Hannah, w. of Thomas Huet; and Elizabeth and omits to name d. Rebecca, wh. m. 20 Apr. 1665, Elisha Cheesbrough; and was, perhaps, unable to count the gr.ch. 

WILLIAM, Plymouth, came in the Fortune 1621, with s. William, and his w. Frances, came in the next ship, the Ann, 1623, had sh. in the div. of cattle 1627, rem. [[vol. 3, p. 343]] to Duxbury, m. a young w. had Henry and Bridget, but perhaps by former w. both nam. in the will, and gr.ch. Rebecca; and d. prob. early in 1638, as his will of 4 Dec. 1637 was pro. 5 Mar. foll. WILLIAM, Watertown 1636, Newbury 1637, own. ld at Great Ormsby, Co. Norfk. freem. 13 Mar. 1639, rem. to Hampton, had by first w. s. Edward, Christopher, and Stephen, beside d. Martha, who m. as said, I think, capt. John Sherman of Watertown. For sec. w. he had Grace, wid. of Thomas Rogers, wh. surv. him, and m. Roger Porter. 

WILLIAM, Wethersfield, any early sett. sold his est. 1644, and, perhaps, rem. yet may have come back, for in 1660, W. P. sen. was freed from milit. serv. WILLIAM, Kittery 1652, constable 1661, may have been s. of William of Hampton. *WILLIAM, Scituate 1633, s. of William, the first comer, bro. by him, m. 27 Mar. of that yr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, had William, b. 27 June 1634; Thomas; and prob. others; rem. to Yarmouth bef. 1643, was a lieut. and rep. 1644, and three yrs. aft.; was one of the purch. of Dartmouth 1652, but rem. to Newtown, L. Il. 1656, d. bef. 1661, in high esteem. Riker, I suspect, confus. the f. and s. of the same name, for we are told that the wid. of William Palmer jun. m. deac. John Willis of Bridgewater, and Mitchell enum. a goodly progeny, of wh. some ds. were m. in few yrs. aft. R. permits her to be a wid. Possib. she may have been sec. w. and not mo. of half his ch. Yet some explanat. may arise from WILLIAM, s. of the preced. being in Col. Rec. designat. as s.-in-law of Robert Paddock. Still Riker must be content with ano. WILLIAM than our Dartmouth man in 1670. WILLIAM, Charlestown 1640, may have been s. of Walter, and of Stonington 1666, of Killingworth, than call. Kenilworth, as in all decency it should contin. to be, in 1670. Ten of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. six at Yale, and six at the other N. E. coll.

PALMERLY, JOHN, a passeng. in the Elizabeth and Ann from London 1635, aged 20; may be the same as Parmely or Parmarly of Guilford, sw. as freem. Conn. 1665. See Parmelee.

PALMES, ANDREW, New London, s. of Edward, had Guy, Bryan, Edward. Andrew, and Sarah, and d. 1721. *EDWARD, New Haven 1659, a merch. rem. next yr. to New London, m. Lucy, d. of Gov. John Winthrop, freem. 1667, rep. 1671-4 and 7, was a major in the great Ind. war. By first w. wh. d. 24 Nov. 1676, six mos. aft. her f. he had no ch. and next yr. he m. Sarah Davis, wid. of capt. William of Boston, as Miss Caulkins thinks, had Guy, bapt. 17 Nov. 1678; Andrew, 1 Oct. 1682, H. C. 1703; and Lucy. He d. 21 Mar. 1715, in 78th yr. leav. good est. in his will to only Lucy, and Andrew. Lucy m. Samuel Gray, who d. 1713; and next m. Samuel Lynde of Saybrook. Caulkins. He was nam. in the royal commiss. 1683 to adjust claims in the King's [[vol. 3, p. 344]] Province, Nor Narraganset country. See Trumbull, Hist. I. 358, wh. gives his name without e, and it is found in print as Palmer. See also 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. V. 232. WILLIAM, Salem, m. Ann, Eldest d. of John Humfrey, Esq, who aft. his d. m. Rev. Samuel Myles.

PALMETER, NATHANIEL, Killingworth 1667, then call. Kenilworth, freem. 1668, whose name is spelt Palmerley in the return of the officers of the town; possb. the same as Palmerly.

PANNLY, ALEXANDER, is in Paige's list of freem. of Mass. 1660; but I doubt the name was pervert. by Mr. Seer, or some clk.

PANTON, RICHARD, Westchester 1656, a man of influence, who d. aft. 1700; took the side of Conn. 1662 against the Dutch at Newtown, L. I. Riker, 59.

PANTRY, or PANTREE, JOHN, Hartford, s. of William, b. in Eng. freem. 1650, m. Hannah Tuttle of Boston, who was prob. d. of Richard, had beside Mary and Hannah, John, bapt. 17 Mar. 1650; and d. prob. 1653. His wid. m. 23 June 1654, Thomas Wells. Hannah d. 1672, unm. when her sis. Mary, also, was unm. JOHN, Hartford, s. of the preced. had John (who d. bef. his f. leav. only ch. Abigail, b. 1712); and ds. Abigail, b. 11 Jan. 1679; Hannah; and Rebecca. He d. 4 Apr. 1736, and so the name ceased in that quarted. WILLIAM, Cambridge 1634, came in May by the same ship with Simon Willard, excus. from milit. duty by reason of age, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rem. next yr. with Hooker's friends to Hartford, where he was among the chief proprs.

PAPILLIANS, or PALILLON, PETER, Boston 1679, by w. Joan had Mary, b. 29 Jan. 1680; and Peter, b. Mar. 1681; he was one of that comp. wh. broke off from the New North ch. when Rev. Peter Thacher was brot. in 1718 to be collea. with their first min. and in 1722 had command of a ship employ. against pirates on the coast. He came into Boston 28 June from his cruise, have. seen nothing of the great object of his outfit, the famous pirate, Low, who long harassed the trade of N. E. but brot. in a brigantine, that had been in possessn. of the foe. When he d. is not seen. But as he had w. and four ch. at Bristol in 1688, I infer that he was short time of Boston, and that the naval capt. was the foll. PETER, Boston, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Catherine had Mary, wh. d. 30 July 1721; aged 17; Catharine, b. a. 1715; Martha, a. 1718; Mercy, 20 Jan. 1720; Samuel, 11 Sept. 1721, the last two d. young; and Mary, 25 Oct. 1722; and he d. early in 1733; admin. to his wid. and John Wallcot of Salem was giv. 20 May in that yr. I suppose this was a Huguenot name.

PARD, SAMUEL, Boston, by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 25 Sept. 1671.

PARDEE, GEORGE, New Haven, a young, apprent. 1644 to Francis Brown, of whose orig. or coming nothing is kn. m. 20 oct. 1650, Martha, d. of Richard Miles, had John, b. 20 Aug. 1651, d. young; John, again, 2 Sept. 1653, d. bef. his f. George, 15 Jan. 1656; Mary, 18 Apr. 1658 [[vol. 3, p. 345]] Elizabeth 10 June 1660, the last three bapt. 18 May 1662, I presume; and he m. sec. w. 29 Dec. 1662, Dodd says, Rebecca (but Catharine, reads ano.) Lane, had Joseph, b. 27 Apr. 1664; Rebecca, 18 Apr. 1666, bapt. I judge, four days aft. but surely not, as the ch. rec. in Genal. Reg. IX. 361, says, Monday, 23; Sarah, b. 2 Feb. 1668; and Hannah, 7 July 1672; and he d. Apr. 1700, aged 71. His will, of 14 of that mo. names all the ds. and s. George and Joseph. Mary m. 1677, Joshua Hotchkiss; Elizabeth m. 25 Dec. 1679, Thomas Gregory, and in the will of her f. is call. an Olmstead; Rebecca m. 1699, Samuel Alling; and Hannah m. Edward Vickers. GEORGE, New Haven, s. of the preced. m. 10 Feb. 1676, Mercy Ball, perhaps d. of Alling, had Mercy, b. 16 Jan. 1677; Eliphalet, 26 Dec. 1678; Martha, 18 Mar. 1681; and John, 4 Nov. 1683; his w. d. 13 Aug. foll. and he m. 11 Feb. next. Mary Denison, perhaps d. of James, had Stephen, 1686; Ebenezer; George, Jan. 1691; James; Mary; Sarah; and Elizabeth and he d. 22 Nov. 1723. 

JOHN, New Haven, whose inv. of 12 Nov. 1683 is foll. by remarks a. his childr. JOSEPH, New Haven, br. of the preced. m. 30 July 1688, or 30 Jan. 1689, Elizabeth Yale, d. of the first Thomas, had John, wh. d. 27 Oct. of same yr.; Joseph, 9 Aug. 1693; Thomas, 26 Oct. 1695; John, again, 6 Feb. 1698; and Mary, 9 Apr. 1700; his w. d. 19 Sept. 1701, and he m. sec. w. 2 Dec. 1703, Elizabeth Paine, had Elizabeth 16 Sept. 1704; Daniel, 28 Nov. 1706; Rebecca, 26 Mar. 1708; Josiah, 14 Sept. 1711; Ebenezer, 4 Nov. 1714; Samuel, 3 Aug. 1718; and Sarah, 1 Aug. 1721. The name is wide. spread.

PARDON, WILLIAM, Mass. freem. 1645, of wh. I kn. no more, not even his resid.

PARENTS, JOHN, Haddam, sett. a. 1662, d. 1686, leav. two ds.

PARIS, OR PARRIS, CHRISTOPHER, Boston 1649. JOHN, Braintree, m. 30 Sept. 1664, says Farmer, Mary Jewell, prob. d. of Thomas. NICHOLAS, Salem 1648, witness to the will of John Balch. SAMUEL, Salem, s. of Thomas of London, the unhappy promoter of the said tragedy of the witchcraft. 1692, was educ. at Harv. but left bef. gr. was of the first ch. at Boston, freem. 1683, and preach. at the Salem vil. now Danvers, in 1689, and bec. the first min. of the society that he reduced to such misery, ord. 15 Nov. of that yr. left his place by compulsion June 1696, and was two or three yrs. preach. at Stow, but in 1700, of Watertown, have. license as a retailer, soon aft. sat down at Concord, there contin. 1705 engag. in trade unprofitably, but preached a few mos. at Dunstable 1711. His w. Dorothy d. 6 Sept. 1719; and he d. 29 Feb. foll. at Sudbury. In his will, pro. 28 Mar. 1720, he ment. f. Thomas; uncle John; ds. Elizabeth w. of Benjamin Barnard; Dorothy, b. 28 Aug. 1700, w. of Hopestill Brown; and Mary, b. 1703, m. 1727, [[vol. 3, p. 346]] Peter Bent; beside two s. Samuel, b. at W. 9 Jan. bapt. 1 Mar. 1702; and Noyes, b. 22 Aug. 1699, H. C. 1721, both minors. SAMUEL, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Thomas, b. 25 Oct. 1681; Elizabeth 28 Nov. 1682; and Susanna, 9 Jan. 1688; perhaps he rem. and may have been that unhap. min. of Salem. 

THOMAS, Newbury 1685, s. of John, a dissent. clerg. of Ugborough, in Co. Devon, had come two yrs. bef. to Long Island, rem. to S. part of Mass. perhaps Plymouth, had Thomas, gr.f. of Rev. Martin of Marshfield, and ancest. of Gov. Albion K. of Maine. THOMAS, Boston, perhaps br. of sec. Samuel, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 27 May 1686, d. soon; Mary, again, 25 Sept. 1687; and Elizabeth 10 July 1693; and prob. rem. Frequent spelling is with two r's.

PARISH, *JOHN, Groton, perhaps s. of Thomas the first, or a br. as seems more likely, was says Butler, an orig. propr. and in 183, serv. on a com. with Page and Lawrence, others of the earliest sett. to prove the ld. rights of the town bef. its destruct. in Philip's war; rep. 1690. JOHN, Groton, prob. s. of the preced. by w. Mary had Lydia, b. 20 Apr. 1687; and Elizabeth 19 Mar. 1691. *ROBERT, Groton, perhaps s. of the first Thomas, by w. Mary, prob. d. of John Blanchard, had Mary, b. 5 Jan. 1668; Ann, 2 Sept. 1669; Robert, 20 Nov. 1670; Ann, again, 10 Sept. 1672; and Mary, again, 8 Sept. 1674; rep. 1689, at the Dec. session for the neighb. town of Dunstable. THOMAS, Cambridge, came in the Increase. 1635, aged 22, was a physician, tho. in the custom-ho. rec. call. possib. for decept. a clothier, freem. 18 Apr. 1637, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 3 Apr. 1638; Thomas, 21 July 1641, H. C. 1659; and Mary, again, 3 Apr. 1643. Prob. he went home, liv. at Nayland, Co. Suffk. as his atty. Thomas Danforth calls him. THOMAS, Cambridge, came the preced. had w. Mary, wh. d. 8 Oct. 1674, aged 23. The coll. catal. of 1698 did not mark him as dead, and Farmer thot. he liv. to 12 Sept. 1707.

PARKE, or PARKS, EDWARD, Guilford 1685, d. 11 Aug. 1690; left ch. Mary, aged 18; Joseph, 16; Nathaniel, 13; and Christopher, 8; and there the name contin. 20 yrs. EDWARD, Newton, s. of Thomas of the same, m. 13 Mar. 1695, Martha, d. of Nathan Fiske of Cambridge, had Martha, b. 16 May 1699; Edward, 18 Apr. 1701; Thomas, 1703; and Nathan; d. 1 Mar. 1745, near 84 yrs. old. JACOB, Mass. freem. 1657, may have been of Concord, or possib. of Rowley, for his name stands in Paige's list between those of inhabs. of these towns. 

JOHN, Newton 1678, s. of Thomas of the same, serv. in Philip's war under capt. Beers, and was allow. pension for wound; by first w. had George, bapt. 24 Oct. 1686; and Ann, 17 May 1691, both d. prob. young, at Watertown; m. next, 5 Apr. 1694, Eliz Miller, had Elizabeth b. 24 Feb. 1695, d. young; John, 20 Dec. 1696; Solomon, 16 Oct. 1699; Elizabeth 27 Feb. 1701; Abigail, 20 Apr. 1702; Joseph, 12 Mar. 1705, H. C. 1724; [[vol. 3, p. 347]] and Mary, 17 Mar. 1708; and he d. 21 Mar. 1718. 

JOHN, Norwich 1680, s. of Thomas of New London, liv. in that pt. wh. bec. Preston. He is common. call. capt. John of P. and d. 1716, leav. w. Mary, and d. Dorothy, w. of Ebenezer Avery, but in his will rememb. four ch. of his only other d. Abigail, w. of Christopher Avery, wh. was d. JONATHAN, Newton, br. of John of the same, m. 18 Mar. 1691, Ann, d. of Henry Spring, wh. d. the same yr.; and by w. Elizabeth had Jonathan, b. 30 Mar. 1695; Jonas, 1 Jan. 1697, d. soon; Lydia; Mindwell; Margery; Eunice; and no more in Bond's list, but Jackson adds Hannah. His w. d. 10 Apr. 1713, and he took 3d w. 27 Apr. says Bond (but Jackson makes it June) 1715, Hannah, d. of John Kimball, had Hannah, again,. says Jackson, 25 Feb. (tho. Bond says Oct.) 1718. He d. 23 Jan. foll. (wh. by Jackson is agreed, tho. he makes the will in Feb. 1719), in his will of 11 days preced. names w. and six ch. making w. and Jonathan excors. NATHANIEL, Norwich 1680, s. of Thomas, was of Preston. He d. 1718, leav. w. Sarah, and ch. Nathaniel Ezekiel, Joseph, John Isaac, Jacob, Phebe, w. of Thomas Beman, and Margaret, w. of Jabez Spicer, all adult. 

RICHARD, Cambridge 1636, a propr. at the Farms, now Lexington, 1642; d. at Cambridge vill. (where he had liv. 18 yrs.) 1665, leav. will of 12 July in that yr. provid. for w. Sarah, wh. had been wid. of Love Brewster, and was liv. at Duxbury 1678; two ds. and only s. Thomas. The inv. of 19 Aug. show. good est. Isabel, one of his ds. m Francis Whittemore; and Sarah, the other, d. 1699. *RICHARD, Newton, gr.s. of the preced. and s. of Thomas, by w. Sarah Cutter, had William; Thomas, 7 Feb. 1690, both d. young; prob. Abigail, 25 July 1693; Richard, 1 Mar. 1696; and Sarah, 11 May 1699, d. soon; all b. at N.; rem. to Concord, m. 1699, Elizabeth d. prob. of John Billings, had Joseph; Elizabeth; Sarah; Josiah; Abigail; Jonathan; Isaac; Rebecca; Ephraim; Daniel; and Zaccheus; tho. Jackson counts only ten for the sec. w.; was lieut. rep. and d. 19 June 1725. His wil, made 11 days bef. names w. Elizabeth and her seven s. and four ds. 

*ROBERT, Wethersfield 1639, freem. Apr. 1640, may have sent ano. beside his eldest s. William some yrs. bef. he came to our shore, as permanent resid. for I have the best reason for think. he had come in 1630, and went back the same yr. carrying an order by our Gov. to his s. John in Eng. to pay money, wh. is in my possess. and may be the earliest bill of exchance dr. on our side of the water, but was not guid. by the decision of the s. as to his plana. rep. first in Aug. 1642, rem. 1649 to New London, where his barn was the first place of worship, selectman 1651, rep. 1652, call. an aged man 1662, d. 1665. His will, of 14 May 1660, pro. Mar. 1665, names only three ch. William, Samuel, and Thomas; but perhaps a d. Ann had accomp. her br. William early to Roxbury, there m. 20 [[vol. 3, p. 348]] Aug. 1640, Edward Payson, and d. 10 Sept. of foll. yr. In his favor, I suppose, was the curious order of 30 May 1644, by our Gen. Ct. that he might "proceed in m. with Alice Tompson, without further publishment." 

ROBERT, New London, s. of Thomas the first, m. 24 Nov. 1681, Rachel, eldest d. of Thomas Leffingwell, had Rebecca, b. 7 Sept. foll.; James, 1684; and eight more ch. and d. bef. Sept. 1707. SAMUEL, Stonington, s. of Robert, had Robert, William, and prob. other ch. THOMAS, Wethersfield, s. of Robert, b. in Eng. by w. Dorothy had Martha, b. 1646; Thomas, 1648; rem. to Stonington, thence to New London, had Robert, Nathaniel, William, Dorothy, Alice, and John, of whose dates of b. we are ignor. Provid. for w. Dorothy, for ch. John, Nathaniel, William, Martha, Dorothy, and Alice, for gr.s. Samuel, s. of Thomas, and James, s. of Robert, he made his will 5 Sept. 1707, and d. 30 July 1709. He was of the new town of Preston 1686, and first deac. of the ch. there gather. 1698. His d. Martha m. 16 Jan. 1668, Isaac Wheeler of S.; Dorothy m. Apr. 1670, Joseph Morgan; and Alice m. Mar. 16, 1673, Greenfield Larrabee. THOMAS, Newton, s. of Richard the first, prob. b. in Eng. m. 1 Dec. 1653, Abigail, d. of Edward Dix, had Thomas, b. 2 Nov. 1654; John, 6 Sept. 1656; Abigail, 3 Mar. 1658; Edward, 8 Apr. 1661; Richard, 21 Dec. 1663; Sarah, 21 Mar. 1666; Rebecca, 13 Apr. 1668; Jonathan, 27 Aug. 1670; and Elizabeth 28 July 1679; was freem. 1671, and d. 1690. Abigail m. 9 Dec. 1679, John Fiske; Sarah m. 4 Aug. 1686, John Knapp 2d; rebecca m. 1686, John Sanger; and Elizabeth m. John Holland. THOMAS, New London, s. of Thomas of the same, m. 4 Jan. 1672, Mary, d. of Robert Allyn, had Samuel, b. 26 Nov. 1673; Thomas, 20 Jan. 1676; Mary. 28 Jan. 1678; Jonathan, 6 Apr. 1679; and Deborah, dec. 1680; and d. bef. his f. THOMAS, Newton, s. of Thomas of the same, freem. 1680, d. 28 Aug. 1681. 

*WILLIAM, Roxbury, eldest s. of Robert, came in the Lion, arr. at Boston, Feb. 1631, with Roger Williams, was, perhaps, sent by his f. to look out good spot for planta. one of the earliest memb. of the ch. frem. 18 May 1631, m. Martha, d. of John Holgrave of Salem, had Theoda, b. 26 July 1637; Hannah, 28 Aug. 1639; d. 24, bur. 26 June 1655; Martha, 2, bapt. 13 Mar. 1642; Sarah, bapt. 19 Nov. 1643, who d. says the town rec. 8 Sept. foll.; John, 30 June, bapt. 6 July 1645, d. next June; Deborah, bapt. 16 Jan. 1647, whose b. the town rec. omits, but ins. her d. Aug. 1649; John, again 13 May 1649, d. at 14 yrs.; Deborah, again, b. 26 Mary. bapt. 6 Apr. 1651; s. and d. tw. unbapt. bur. 1 June 1653; William, bapt. 8 Oct. 1654, d. young; and Hannah, again, 26 Sept. 1658; ar. co. 1638, was rep. 1635, and 32 various yrs. aft. the longest term of serv. in that rank under the old chart. Johnson, in his "Wonderwork. Providence" &c. calls him "a man [[vol. 3, p. 349]] of a pregnant understanding," and he kn. well, for he sat 21 yrs. with him. He was many yrs. deac. and d. 11 May 1685; have. made his will 20 July preced. with codic. of 4 Apr. in wh. he provides for the w. of his youth, ment. two surv. ds. and many gr. ch. besides brs. Thomas, dec. and Samuel. But gr. stone in Geneal. Reg. makes the d. 10 May 1683. The wid. Martha d. 25 Aug. 1708, aged 94, Theoda m. 2 Mar. 1654, Samuel Williams, and so was mo. of Rev. John, H. C. 1683, of Deerfield, the famous "Redeemed Captive;" ano. d. Martha, m. Isaac Williams, whose s. William. H. C. 1683, min. of Hatfield, the gr. f. says he had taken charge of from the age of 3 yrs. beside part of Stonington land to other s. and ano. d. m. John Smith, and to them he gives part of his Stonington ld. Five of his name, in its sev. spellings had been gr. at Harv. in 1834 and thirteen at other N. E. coll.

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