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

Volume #3
Parker - Parkinson

 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.

PARKER, ABRAHAM, Woburn, m. 18 Nov. 1644, Rose Whitlock, had Ann, b. 29 Oct. 1645; John, 30 Oct. 1647; Abraham, 8 Mar. 1650, d. next yr.; Abraham, again, Aug. 1652; rem. to Chelmsford, there had Mary, 20 Nov. 1655, bapt. 20 Apr. foll.; Moses; Isaac, b. 13 Sept. 1660; Elizabeth 10 Apr. 1663; Lydia; and Jacob, 24 Mar. 1669. He was freem. 1645, and d. 12 Aug. 1685; and his wid. d. 13 Nov. 1691. ABRAHAM, Chelmsford, s. of the preced. freem. 1682. Ano. Abraham of Chelmsford was freem. 1690, unless as I suspect, he had been sworn some years, bef. and was really the preced. but ano. of this name was of York 1680, and sw. alleg. next yr. AZRIKAM, Boston 1662, mariner. BASIL, York 1649, recorder of the Province, and made by Georges one of the counc. was d. bef. 18 Oct. 1651, when admin. was giv. to John Alcock. Benjamin, Billerica, s. of Robert, m. 18 Apr. 1661, Sarah, d. of William Hartwell, had Benjamin, and John; and d. 17 Jan. 1672, made his will two days bef. ment. childr. but gives not names, made w. extrix. 

DANIEL, Charlestown, s. of sec. John of Kennebeck, by w. Ann had Ann, John, and Isaac, and d. 18 Oct. 1694, aged only 27 yrs. Isaac was gr. f. of my admira. friend, the late Isaac, Ch. Just. of the Commonw. DANIEL, Barnstable, s. of Robert of the same, m. 11 Dec. 1689. Mary, perhaps d. of Benjamin, perhaps of Thomas, Lombard, had Patience, b. 1690; Abigail, 27 May 1692; Experience, 7, bapt. 17 Feb. 1695, d. soon; Daniel, 20 Feb. bapt. 15 Mar. 1696, d. under 21 yrs.: Rebecca, 1, bapt. 24 Apr. 1698; David, 17 Feb. bapt. 17 Mar. 1700: Hannah, 5, bapt. 19 Apr. 1702; d. at 13 yrs.; Samuel, 5 Feb. 1704; Jonathan, Jan. 1706; Nehemiah, Oct. 1708; and Mary, 15 Aug. 1710; and he d. 23 Dec. 1728. 

EDMUND, Roxbury, m. 31 May 1647, Elizabeth prob. d. of the first Abraham Howe, had there bapt. Elizabeth 2 Apr. 1648, d. soon; Elizabeth again, 29 Apr. 1649; Abraham, 5 Sept. 1652; Mary, Esther, and Deborah, 22 June 1656, perhaps not all b. in one [[vol. 3, p. 350]] day; for he may have rem. to Lancaster, where he was propr. 1654. and there brought these ch. to bapt. and possib. had others later. Roxbury rec. of b. or d. had nothing of him, unless death of Abraham, 17 Sept. 1693 means of his s. EDWARD, New Haven 1655, m. Elizabeth wid. of John Potter, had Mary, bapt. 27 Aug. not as print. Apr. 1648, being one or two yrs. old; John, 8 Oct. 1648; Hope, b. 26 or 28 Apr. bapt. 26 May 1650; and Lydia, b. 14 Apr. bapt. soon, 1652; and he d. 1662. In 1666, 6 Dec. Mary m. John Hall; in 1667, 2 May Hope m. Samuel Cooke; and Lydia m. 12 Jan. 1672, John Thomas. 

ELISHA, Barnstable, m. 15 July 1657, Elizabeth Hinckley, sis. of Gov. Thomas, had Thomas, b. 15 May 1658; Elisha, Nov. 1660; and Sarah, May 1662. GEORGE, Portsmouth R. I. 1638, may be that carpenter from London, who came 1635, in the Elizabeth and Ann, aged 23, was serj. gen. d. 1656, leav. wid. and d. Frances, wh. m. 27 July 1676, Benjamin Hall, beside Mary, wh. m. Ichabod Sheffield. GEORGE, York, freem. 1652 was constable there 1659. HANANIAH, Reading, s perhaps eldest, of Thomas of the same, m. 30 Sept. 1663, Elizabeth d. I presume of Nicholas Brown, wh. ten yrs. aft. made him an overseer of his will, had John, b. 3 Aug. 1664; Samuel, 24 Oct. 1666; Elizabeth June 1668; Sarah, 20 Feb. 1672, d. next yr.; Hananiah, 2 Nov. 1674, d. in few mos.; Ebenezer, 13 Feb. 1676; Hananiah, again, 30 Apr. 1681, d. in few mos.; and Mary. He was freem. 1679; lost his w. 27 Feb. 1698; and m. 12 Dec. 1700 sec. w. Mary, d. of William Barsham, and wid. of deac. John Bright, who surv. him, nad he d. 10 Mar. 1724, aged 85. ISAAC, Newton, s. of the first John of the same, m. 4 May 1687, Mary Parker, had Mary, b. 4 Feb. 1689, d. soon; Benjamin, 8 Oct. 1702; Martha, and perhaps others bef. or aft. he rem. to Needham. JACOB, Chelmsford, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 14 Jan. or Apr. 1654; Thomas, 28 Mar. 1656; both with elder br. Jacob, bapt. 20 Apr. 1656; Tabitha, 28 Feb. 1658; Rebecca, 29 May 1661; Rachel, 9 May 1665; and Mary, 8 Sept. 1667; perhaps others. He d. in few mos. and wid. Sarah present. inv. 6 Apr. 1669. JACOB, Malden, perhaps s. of the preced. freem. 1690, d. 13 Oct. 1694, aged 42. His wid. Joanna m. John Stearns. 

JACOB, Roxbury, m. 3 May 1687, Thankful, d. of John Hemmenway, had Thankful, d. 19 Feb. 1688, few days old; Sarah, b. 8 Apr. 1689; Jacob, d. 26 Apr. 1691, soon aft. b. Thankful, again 9 May 1692; Jacob, again, 29 Jan. 1697; Mary, 2 Mar. 1699; Elizabeth 25 July 1700; and Experience, 25 Mar. 1705. *JAMES, Dorchester, early, perhaps, as 1630, freem. 14 May 1634, rem. to Weymouth, and was rep. 1639-42, thence to Portsmouth, where he was invit. to be their min. but prefer. to contin. in trade, tho. he preach. a few yrs. went to Barbados, whence a good letter to Gov. Winthrop from him is giv. by Hutch. Coll. 155 d. on a visit to Boston, 1666. JAMES, Woburn, [[vol. 3, p. 351]] 1640, m. 23 May 1643, Elizabeth d. of Robert Long of Charlestown, had Elizabeth b. 12 Mar. 1646; Ann, 5 Mar. 1647; John, 18 Feb. 1649; Sarah, 29 Aug. 1650, d. next yr. Joseph, 1651; James, 15 Apr. 1652, (wh. was k. by the Ind. 27 July 1694); was freem. 1644; and a grantee of Billerica, rem. to Chelmsford and had Josiah, 1655; Samuel, 1656; Joshua, 13 Mar. 1658; Zechariah, 14 Jan. 1659; and Eleazer, 9 Nov. 1660; was capt. rem. to Groton, and perhaps, by sec. w. Eunice, had, very late in life, Sarah, again, 12 Dec. 1697; and he d. 1701 in 84th yr. Butler, Hist. 282, refers to the will in proof. 

JAMES. Groton, s. of the preced. by w. Mary, m. 14 Dec. 1678, had five ch. all b. bef. their aunt Sarah, as also were 13 or 14 of their cousins. See Butler. He was town clk. 20 yrs a deac. and after overthr. of Andros. 1689, of the Comte. of Safety. Hutch. I. 382. Was k. by the Ind. when all his fam. were tak. by them. JAMES, Andover, s. of the first Nathan, was k. by the Ind. 29 June 1677, being an serv. as a soldier at Scarborough. JAMES, Kennebeck, s. of John, with his f. was by the Ind. driv. from his isl. and at Falmouth, where they took refuge, were both k. by the Ind. at the sec. destruct. of that town, May 1690. Willis, I. 65. JOHN, Boston 1635, a carpenter of Marlborough, Co. Wilts, came that yr. in the James. arr. 3 June from Southampton, with w. Jane, had Thomas, b. 2 Oct. 1635, bapt. 22 Jan. 1637, his w. hav. unit. with the ch. two weeks bef. Noah, 3, bapt. 8 Apr. 1638; beside John, and Margaret, who may have been brot. from Eng. He liv. at Muddy riv. now Brookline, and d. in few yrs. for in 1656 his wid. Jane had m. Richard Tare, and then sold her ho. and gard. in Boston to Stephen Greenleaf, who came from Newbury. 

JOHN, Saco 1636, the purch. of Parker's isl. now Georgetown, on E. side of Kennebec riv. near the mo. is by Williamson fondly thought to have first sett. in 1629 on the W. side of the riv. but his purch. was in 1650. Tradit. says he was from Bideford, Co. Devon, and d. bef. June 1661. By w. Mary he had Thomas, John, and Mary, but all may have been b. in Eng. tho. tradit. makes John b. at Saco 1634. Mary m. Thomas Webber, it is said, who d. at Charlestown bef. 1695. She was wid. on join. the ch. that yr. *JOHN, Hingham 1636, says Lincoln, p. 45, rem. to Taunton, of wh. with William, prob. elder br. he was a purch. 1637, was rep. 1642, and d. 14 Feb. 1668. Baylies, II. 2 and 282. JOHN, Boston 1644, shoemaker, had w. Sarah, who join. our ch. in Aug. of that yr. and prob. d. Sarah, who m. 22 June 1653, Isaac Bull. Perhaps he was the freem. of 1650. 

JOHN, Woburn 1653, rem,. prob. to Billerica, was there first town clk. d. at Charlestown, 14 June 1669. But a JOHN of Billerica, the serj. who d. Sept. 1668, leav. wid. but no ch. and good est. may in 1652 have been of Cambridge, s. of Robert [[vol. 3, p. 352]] and then took sh. of his f. in the Shawskin lds. wh. was the beginning of sett. at B. JOHN, Cambridge, in the part which bec. Newton, had come from Hingham, with Druce, Hammlond, and Winchester, induc. to rem. by Nicholas Hodgdon, was perhaps, the freem. of 1654; by w. Joanna had Mary, b. 28 Jan. 1648; Martha, 1 May 1649; John 15 Feb. 1652; Joanna, 16 Jan. 1654; Jermiah, 16 Feb. 1656, d. early; Thomas, 1 Feb. 1658, d. at 21 yrs.; Sarah, 6 Jan. 1660; Isaac, 15 Mar. 1663; Jonathan, 6 Nov. 1665; and Lydia, 15 May 1667; but the first two were brot. from H. nad he d. 1686, aged 71, hav. made his will 7 Sept. of that yr. The wid. d. 14 Mar. 1688. Mary m. Peter Hanchett of Roxbury; Martha m. James Horsley; Sarah m. Sept. 1686, Samuel Snow of Woburn; and Joanna, m. a Stone. JOHN, York, freem. 1652, kept the prison in 1678, was excus, from milit serv. by reason of age, still liv. in 1681, when he took o. of alleg. to the k. as ano. JOHN< perhaps his s. had in 1680. 

JOHN, Kennebeck, s. of John of Saco, perhaps b. in Eng. came to Boston to m. 20 Aug. 1660, Mary, d. of Daniel Fairfield, having the yr. bef. bot. of the Ind. a large tract on the W. side of the Kennebeck opposite his f's isl. now Phipsburg, had, beside four ds. Daniel and James. He, who may be the one who sw. fidel. at Pemaquid 1674, with James, was k. by the Ind. in May 1690 at Falmouth, to wh. they had resort. for safety. JOHN, Newport, in the list of freem. 1655. JOHN, Saybrook, s. of William, m. 24 Feb. 1666, Mary Buckingham, prob. d. of Thomas the first, had John, b. 6 Oct. 1667; Deborah, 31 Aug. 1671; Ebenezer, 18 Aug. 1674; and Samuel, 24 Jan. 1677. JOHN, Reading, br. of Hananiah, m. 13 Nov. 1667, Hannah, d. prob. of Thomas Kendall, who d. 8 July 1689, had John, b. 16 Dec. 1668; Thomas, 9 Nov. 1670; Hannah, 25 Feb. 1672; Rebecca, 18 Feb. 1675; wh. last three ch. d. 17 and 19 June 1689; Kendall, 15 Nov. 1677; Abigail, 10 Oct. 1679, d. in few wks.; Jonathan, 18 July 1681; Daniel, 30 Oct. 1686; and Abigail, again, 24 Dec. 1688, d. at 6 mos. By sec. w. Thankful, m. 28 Jan. 1690, he had Hannah, again, 28 Jan. 1691; Rebecca, again, 13 Feb. 1693; Thomas, again, 17 Mar. 1695; and Elizabeth 27 Mar. 1698; and he d. 21 Feb. foll. 

JOHN, New Haven 1668, s. of Edward, m. 8 Nov. 1670, Hannah, d. of William Bassett, had Hannah, b. 20 Aug. 1671; John, 26 Mar. 1675; and Abiah, 26 Mar. 1677; rem. to Wallingford, and had Eliphalet, Samuel, and Edward. JOHN, whose w. Alice suff. by hang. as a witch, in the horrible delusion, at Salem, 22 Sept. 1692, was not of that town, but I think, possib. of Andover, yet Felt, II. 480, has not specif. JOHN, Andover, s. of Joseph, k. by the Ind. 29 June 1677, at Scarborough, on serv. as a soldier under Capt. Swett. JOHN, Malden, freem. 1678. JOHN, Salem, m. 29 May 1673, Mary, d. of Giles Cory, had John, b. 30 Mar. foll.; Giles, 16 Apr. 1675; Mary, 12 Apr. 1676, d. in few days; Mary, again, 2 Feb. 1678; Joseph, 17 Sept. 1680; and Margaret, 11 Feb. 1683. JOHN, Newton, may have been that s. of Robert, wh. Cambridge, rec. says, d. 15 May 1681; but, as [[vol. 3, p. 353]] there was two JOHNS at N. acc. Jackson, p. 20, one disting. as South, the other as East, it may be hard to determ. Yet of the Newton John, s. of the first John of the same, Jackson teach. that by w. Mary, he had John, b. 17 Aug. 1687; Mary, 3 Mar. 1690; Deborah, 11 Feb. 1693; Sarah, 24 Mar. 1695; and Thomas, 9 Jan. 1700; and d. Oct. 1713. His wid. d. Mar. 1715. JOHN, came from London 1671, in the Arabella, but it is altogether doubtful where he sat down, or whether he had not bef. liv. on this side and gone home on business. JOHN, Andover, s. of Nathan, m. 24 May 1687, Hannah Brown, but I fell uncert. as ano. JOHN was of Andover, s. of Joseph, and neither of these, s. of Joseph or Nathan, was likely to be h. of that Alice, old enough to be hanged for a witch in the fanaticism of 1692. However, the s. of Nathan, named John, had John, Nathan, Benjamin, and James, of whom the last three says Farmer, were proprs. of Concord N. H. 1726, and he d. 1738. 

JOHN, Reading, s. of Hananiah, by w. Deliverance, had Hananiah, b. 10 Oct. 1691, d. on . serv. at Port Royall, 1711; Andrew, 14 Feb. 1693; Josiah, 11 Apr. 1694; Mary, 4 Dec. 1695, d. at 14 yrs; a s. whose name is not plain, 19 Aug. 1697, wh. d. at 12 yrs; and John, 8 Nov. 1703. Prob. he was freem. 1691, liv. late at Lexington, where his w. d. 10 Mar. 1718, and he d. 22 Jan. 1741. JONATHAN, Boston, s. of Ralph, had Thomas, was a merch. mariner, and d. bef. 1706. JONATHAN, Newton, youngest s. of the first John of the same, by w. Deliverance, had Mary, b. 25 Sept. 1701; rem. to Needham, there had Jonathan, 21 July 1711, and perhaps others bef. or after, and ano. w. Sarah. JOSEPH, Newbury, came in the Confidence from Southampton 1638, aged 24, was a tanner of Newbury, Co. Berks, had Joseph, b. 15 May 1642, rem. to Andover where he was one of the founders of the ch. Oct. 1645, and had more ch. of wh. were Stephen, b. 1651, and Samuel, Thomas, no compos, and ds. Sarah, Mary, and ruth, who all outliv. him, also John k. by the Ind. 1678; and he d. 5 Nov. 1678. All his est. in Rumsey, Co. Hants, a. 8 ms. from Southampton, he devis. to his w. by the last will, made 4 Nov. of that yr. her name was Mary, and a wid. of that name d. 2 Oct. 1695. JOSEPH, Chelmsford, m. 24 June 1655, Rebecca Read, had Ann, b. 7 Feb. 1656; Mary, 28 Oct. 1657; John 31 July 1659; and John, 24 Nov. 1660; but the rec. gives not mo. of the first two, and for the third names Mary; and Margaret for fourth. Yet it may seem prob. that one w. either Mary or Margaret brought all; and perhaps there were more. 

JOSEPH, Dunstable, is altogether unkn. to me, unless he were of ano. town, and tho. a propr. only a tempor. resid. he had by w. Margaret, as on the rec. of Chelmsford is to be seen, Joseph, b. 30 Mar. 1653; Ann, 2 Feb. 1655, bapt. 20 Apr. foll. d. young; Mary, 28 Oct. 1657; John, 4 Nov. 1660, [[vol. 3, p. 354]] d. 8 Oct. foll.; Ann, 16 Nov. 1663; and Sarah, 16 Nov. 1666; as shown in Shattuck's Memorials; yet I can hardly doubt that confus. betw. husbands of Rebecca and of Margaret, in the rec. of their ch. must have occurr. especial. as ea. had mary b. on one day. JOSEPH, Groton, prob. s. of James the first, had two ws. Elizabeth and Hannah, the latter m. 19 Nov. 1684, and by them had Sarah, b. 16 Nov. 1666 or 1676; Elizabeth 31 Aug. 1679;Simon, 27 Aug. 1687; Joseph, 1 Mar. 1689; Benjamin, 3 Dec. 1691; and John, 26 Aug. 1695. In the excel. Hist. of Groton by Butler, five pages are filled with descent. of James and Joseph. But Shattuck's Memorials, page 376, does not contain the name of the first ch. as above giv. yet supplies two, Nehemiah and Isaac, bef. Simon. JOSEPH, Saybrook, s. of William, m. 3 June 1673, Hannah Gilbert, had Joseph, b. 3 July 1674; Jonathan, 15 July 1675; d. at 8 yrs.; Sarah and Hannah, tw. 15 Feb. 1677, both d. very soon; Hannah, 18 July 1679; Margery, 22 June 1681, d. in few mos.; Margery, again, 12 Mar. 1683, d. at 1 yr.; Matthew; and Jonathan, again, 6 Oct. 1686. 

JOSEPH, Scituate, s. of William of the same, had says Deane, from 1684 to 1702, Alice, Mary, Joseph, Judith, and Miles, but he does not fix the date of any. JOSEPH, Andover, s. prob. of Joseph the first, m. 7 Oct. 1680, Elizabeth Bridges, wid. of Obadiah, nad prob. d. 6 Apr. 1684; and perhaps his wid. m. 26 Apr. 1686, Samuel Hutchinson. JOSHUA, Groton, s. of Capt. James of the same, m. 22 Sept. 1690, Abigail, youngest d. of the first William Shattuck, and wid. of Jonathan Morse, had Abiel, a d. JOSIAH, Groton, s. of James the first, m. 8 May 1678, Elizabeth Saxton of Boston, prob. d. of Thomas, had Elizabeth b. 31 Aug. 1679; John, 13 Apr. 1681; and Sarah, 1 May 1683; rem. to Chelmsford, Watertown, and last to Cambridge, in one or more of wh. resid. he had Josiah; Joshua; and thomas, H. C. 1718, the min of Dracut, to wh.by his will of 26 July 1731 he have his Groton homestead, and made him excor. MATTHEW, Boston, d. 19 Sept. 1652. MOSES, Chelmsford, s. of Abraham of the same, m. Abigail. d. of richard Hildreth, had Moses, who was k. by lightning; Abigail, b. 8 May 1685; Aaron, 9 Apr. 1689; Elizabeth 26 Dec. 1691; Joseph, 25 Mar. 1694; Benjamin, 14 Apr. 1696; nad Mary, 6 Sept. 1698. 

NATHAN, Newbury, an early sett. rem. to Andover, was br. of Joseph of the same, m. 10 Nov. 1648, Sarah, or Susan, Short, wh. d. at A. 26 Aug. 1651; but by ano. w. Mary he had John, b. 1653; James, Robert; and Peter; and d. 25 June 1685. Perhaps this man may be he who was ent. as Nathaniel, of London, a baker, aged 20, in 1638, when Stephen Dummer brought him in the Bevis from Southampton. NATHAN, Newbury, prob. s. of the preced. m. 15 Dec. 1675, Mary Brown, d. of John, says one acco. in the Geneal. Reg. VI. 232, by ano. correct report, IX. 221, of Francis, but both describ. a [[vol. 3, p. 355]] of Hampton, and the latter acco. makes her to have sec. h. Eliot. He had only ch. Mary, and d. 1 Apr. 1679. 

NATHANIEL, Reading, br. of Hannaniah, by w. Bethia and Bethia, b. 23 July 1678, d. in few wks.; Nathaniel, 4 Dec. 1679; Stephen, 14 June 1684, d. in few mos.; Bethia, again, 6 Sept. 1685; Susanna, 29 Dec. 1687; Ebenezer, 28 Dec. 1689; Stephen, again, 21 Apr. 1692; Caleb, 22 Feb. 1694; Timothy, 24 Feb. 1696; Obadiah, 13 Jan. 1698; Abigail, 25 Sept. 1699; Amy, 1 June 1701, d. soon; Amy, again, 8 Nov. 1702; and Phineas, 27 Sept. 1704; was frem. 1691. His w. d. 23 Aug. 1748, in 90th yr. NATHANIEL, Newton, youngest s. of Samuel of Dedham, m. 1694, Margaret, d. of Capt. Noah Wiswall,had Noah, b. 20 Jan. 1695; Caleb, 9 Nov. 1696; and his w. d. 30 July 16736. In Dec. foll. he m. Mary, wid. of Joseph Hovey, d. prob. of John Marrett of Cambridge; and d. 28 Feb. 1747. His wid. d. 10 Sept. 1758. NICHOLAS, Roxbury, came in 1633, either with Cotton in the Griffin, or in the Bird (both of wh. arr. 4 Sept.) with w. Ann, ch. Mary, and Nicholas; freem. 4 Mar. 1634, had Johanna, b. 1 June 1635, says the Roxbury ch. rec. rem. soon aft. to Boston, had a ch. b. 14 June 1637, d. very soon; Jonathan 1, bapt. 2 Feb. 1640; Abiel, 15 Jan. bapt. 27 Mar. 1642; Joseph, 26 Mar. bapt. 14 May 1643; but when or where he d. I see not. His d. Mary m. William Davis; Joanna m. 5 July 1655; Arthur Mason, the stout patriot. constable; and Jonathan liv. in London . RALPH, Gloucester 1647, rem. to New London 1651, had Mary by a former w. nad by Susanna, d. of William Keeny, had Susanna; Jonathan; Ralph, b. 29 Aug. 1670; Thomas, Hannah; Mehitable; and Rebecca, was a master mariner and merch. and d. 1683; Mary m. a 1663, William Condy; Susanna m. 27 Mar. 1666, Thomas Forster; Hannah m. Richard Wyatt, it is said; Mehitable m. William Pendall; and Rebecca m. 1685 John Prentiss, as his sec. w. RICHARD, Boston, mech. by w. Ann had Joseph, b. 1 Aug. 1638, d. in few mos.; Sarah, 8, bapt. 11 July 1641, was freem. 2 June 1641, and prob. he d. soon aft. but may have had sec. w. for in the book of possessns. Jane, wid. of Richard, had an est. His d. Ann b. prob. in Eng. m. a 1651 John Manning, as sec. w. and their d. Ann m. 1669, John Sands; and Sarah m. Mar. 1659, John Paine. 

ROBERT, Boston, call. an adm. to the ch. 9 Mar. 1634, "serv. to our by William Aspenwall," was a butcher, possib. came from Woolpit, near Bury St. Edmunds, Co. Suffk. freem. 4 Mar. foll. rem. early to Cambridge, m. Judith, wid. f Richard Bugby of Roxbury, had Benjamin, b. June 1636; Sarah, Apr. 1640; John, bapt. at Roxbury, in right of his w. 27 Mar. 1642, and I judge him to be the H. C. gr. 1661; Nathanael, 28 July 1643, d. young; and Rachel, wh. d. bef. her f. His w. d. 8 May 1682, aged 80; and in his will, of 21 Mar. 1684, pro. 7 Apr. 1685, he calls hims. a 82 yrs. The s. Benjamin, and John, [[vol. 3, p. 356]] he says, had full sh. and are d. so that he names sole heir, his d. Sarah, w. of Thomas Foster, m. 15 Oct. 1652, and to her ch. after her. with provision for doub. portion to the s. Thomas. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 168. 

ROBERT, Barnstable, m. 28 Jan. 1657, Sarah James, had Mary, b. 1 Apr. 1658; Samuel, 30 June 1660; Alice, 20 Jan. 1662; and Jane, Mar. 1664; he m. a sec. w. Aug. 1667, Patience, d. of Henry Cobb, had Thomas, 24 Aug. 1669; Daniel 18 Apr. 1670; Joseph, Feb. 1672; Benjamin, 15 Mar. 1674; Hannah, Apr. 1676; Sarah, 1678; Elisha, Apr. 1680; and Alice, again, 15 Sept. 1681; both bapt. 1684; but an erron. date of his d. is given, Sept. 1680. SAMUEL, Hingham 1638, may have been of Haverhill 1677; but owned ld. in 1682 at Weymouth. SAMUEL, Dedham, m. 9 Apr. 1657, Sarah, d. of William Holman of Cambridge, had Sarah, b. 23 Jan. 1658, d. next yr.; Samuel, 5 May 1659; Ann, 10 Jan. 1661; Sarah, again, 21 May 1662; Nathaniel, 1 Mar. 1664, d. at 3 mos.; Susanna, 19 Jan. 1667; Margaret, 3 Sept. 1668; Nathaniel, again, 26 Mar. 1670; and Mary, 1675; and his w. d. 19 Nov. foll. and he d. 31 Dec. 1678. Admin. was giv. on his est. 9 Nov. 1680, to Capt. Thomas Prentice and Mr. Timothy Dwight. STEPHEN, Andover, s. of the first Joseph of the same, m. 1 Dec. 1680, Mary, prob. d. of John Marston, wh. d. 12 Apr. 1698, as did her s. Stephen, 15 Dec. preced. and he m. 10 Jan. 1695, Susanna Devereux. 

THOMAS, Newbury, only s. of Rev. Robert, wh. was one of the earliest Eng. puritans, b. June 1595, bred part. at Magdalen Coll. Oxford, part. under Archbp. Usher at Dublin, also part, under William Ames in Holland, where he took his A. M. 1617 at Franequer. His f. enjoy. gr. favour in the days of Elizabeth as in 1591 the Bp. of Winchester present. him to the ch. of Putney, in Co. Wilts, while we find that the Earl of Pembroke had bef. giv. him the liv. of the Hospital of St. Nicholas at Salisbury, and aft. on surrender of these places, present, him, 1593, to the ch. of St. Mary of Wilts, with the chapel of Bulbridge anxd. and in 1594 the Queen gave him that liv. of Stanton Barnard, where he, ten yrs. later, appoint. his own vicar. But from the Reg. of Sir Thomas Phillipps I learn, that seven yrs. aft. he was depriv. no doubt from showing kindness to those who. like his s. thot. more of k. Jesus than k. James. This s. serv. short time at the altar in Newbury, Eng. and came in the Mary and John, Mary 1634, with his neph. Rev. James Noyes, was made freem. 3 Sept. of that yr. preach. at Ipswich, and the yr. foll. was fix. at N. to devote a bach. life for instruct. an affectio. but dissatisf. people, to his d. 24 Apr. 1677. The Magn. III. c. 25 is rather brief in his biog. 

THOMAS, Lynn came in the Susan and Ellen 1635, aged 30, young Richard Saltonstall, with his w. and ch. being fellow passeng. freem. 17 May 1637, rem. to reading, had Hananiah, b. a. 1638; [[vol. 3, p. 357]] Thomas, Joseph, 1642, d. soon; Joseph, again, 24 Dec. 1645, d. at 4 mos.; Mary, 11 Mar. or (as ano. acco. has it) 12 Dec. 1647; Martha, 14 Mar. 1649; Nathaniel, 16 May 1651; Sarah, 30 Sept. 1653, prob. d. young; Jonathan, 18 May 1656; and Sarah, again, 23 May 1658; beside John was there one of the founders of the ch. and many yrs. deac. till his d. 12 Aug. 1683. His will of 3 Apr. pro. 18 Dec. of that yr. provides for w. Amy, s. John, Thomas, Nathaniel, ds. Mary and Martha, beside gr.ch. Samuel, and Sarah, and makes Hananiah sole excor. His wid. d. 15 Jan. 1690. 

THOMAS, Kennebeck, s. prob. eldest, of John, the first propr. of Parker's isl. now Georgetown, may have visit. Pemaquid, there to take o. of fidel. 1674; ahd John, Jacob, and five ds. and d. at the isl. John his s. rem. to Boston, and there was a shipwright. THOMAS, reading, s. of Thomas of the same, by w. Deborah had Sarah, b. 9 Aug. 1668; Samuel, 26 Mar. 1670; Sarah, again, 28 Feb. 1672; Deborah, 15 Aug. 1674; Jonathan, 4 Nov. 1678, d. young; Elizabeth 25 June 1681; Abigail, 11 Aug. 1683; and Ruth, 22 Apr. 1686; and he d. 9 June 1699. THOMAS, Newton, sec. s. of John of the same, had w. Margaret, but d. at 22 yrs. and his wid. m. an Atkinson. *WILLIAM, Hartford, an orig. prop. 1636, rem. to Saybrook, after hav. sev. ch. Sarah, b. Oct. 1637; Joseph, d. in few weeks; John, 1 Feb. 1642; Ruth, 15 June 1643; William, 1645; Joseph, again, a. mid. Feb. 1647; Margaret; Jonathan, Feb. 1653; David, Feb. 1656; and Deborah, Mar. 1658; but wh. were b. at H. and wh. at S. can hardly be told; was rep. 1672; his w. Margery d. 6 Dec. 1680; and he d. 21 Dec. 1686. 

WILLIAM, Taunton 1643, perhaps elder br. of John of the same, a purch. in 1637, in his will of 15 Mar. 1660, being 60 yrs. old, names w. Alice, but no ch. and gave small legacy to his neph. James Phillips. His wid. m. 1662, the first Stephen Paine of Rehoboth. WILLIAM, Newport 1639, possib. the same as preced. but the name is so common, it is very easy to fall into error a. the resid. WILLIAM, Watertown, by w. Eliz had Ephraim, of wh. the rec. says, he was bur. 12 Aug. 1640 at six mos. old; and Ruhamah, 19 Sept. 1641; was freem. 2 June 1641. He was one of the orig. proprs. of Sudbury. WILLIAM, Scituate, m. Apr. 1639, Mary, d. of Thomas Rawlyns, had Mary, b. 1 Jan. 1640; William, Dec. 1643; and Patience, Feb. 1649; and his w. d. Aug. 1652; he m. 13 Nov. 1651, Mary, d. of Humphrey Turner, had Lydia, 9 May 1653; Miles, 25 June 1655; Joseph, 4 Oct. 1658; and Nathanael, 8 Mar. 1661, who perish. in Phips's expedit. against Quebec, 1690; and d. 1684. Mary m. Theophilus Wetherell; Patience m. a Randall; one d. m. Thomas Topman; and in his will are also named ds. Lydia and Judith; and this Lydia prob. was sec. w. of Theophilus Wetherell, and d. 7 Sept. 1719, aged 67. 

WILLIAM, Scituate, s. of the preced. m. 1693, Mary Clark, perhaps for sec. w. had [[vol. 3, p. 358]] Alexander, Joshua, and Elisha, who, Deane says all rem. WILLIAM, Saybrook, s. of William of the same, by w. Hannah, wh. d. 27 Jan. 1673. had William, b. 15 of same mo. of WILLIAM of Portsmouth Farmer indulg. good Mr. Adams, the annalist of P. with tell. that he m. 26 Feb. 1703, Zurviah Stanley, d. of the Earl of Derby, an absurdity that I would not to expose by assert. of no such name of a d. being found in that ho. without suggest. also, that the maiden's f. might by the rude boys of the village hav. in the way of joke, been thus titled, and the simplicity of the modest histor. made to prolong the frolic; while the genealogist felt that nothing print. in a book could be false. Such a canon of criticism has, indeed, never been promulg. as binding, but too often passes as sacred tradit. with some, long after rejection by the majority. Forty-one of this time had in 1834, been gr. at Harv. alone, and thrityeight at all other N. E. coll.

PARKHURST, GEORGE, Watertown, freem. 10 May 1643, brought from Eng. s. George, d. Phebe, and perhaps other ch. Barry says his w. was Susanna, and I kn. that in 1643 he m. sec. w. Susanna, wid. of John Simpson, sold his est. at W. 1645, and rem. to Boston, there was liv. in 1655. Phebe m. Thomas Arnold. GEORGE, Watertown, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. a. 1618, m. 16 Dec. 1643, Sarah, perhaps d. of John Brown, had John, b. 10 June 1644; Daniel bapt. in Boston 10 June 1649; Sarah, b. 14 Sept. 1649; and he m. sec. w. 24 Sept. 1650, Mary, perhaps d. of William Pheese or Veazie wh. d. 9 Mar. 1681; and he d. 16 Mar. 1699. GEORGE, Boston, s. prob. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 16 May 1678; and Sarah, 1 Apr. 1680. JOHN, Watertown, s. of the sec. George, by w. Abigail, d. of sec. Edward Garfield, had John, b. 26 Feb. 1762; Abigail, 10 Sept. 1674; Sarah, 26 Nov. 1676; Rachel, 30 Dec. 1678; Elizabeth 18 Sept. 1681; Mary, 23 Dec. 1683; George, 3, by Bond, but Barry gives 17 Jan. 1686; Samuel. 11 Apr. 1688; and Hannah, 17 Apr. 1690. He was freem. 1690, and d. 12 Sept. 1725; and his wid. d 18 Oct. 1726. JOSEPH, Chelmsford, perhaps s. of George the first, by w. Rebecca had Mary, b. 10 Aug. 1657; Rebecca, 14 Aug. 1659; and Joseph, 12 Jan. 1661; was freem. 1690. Prob. his s. Joseph was one of the first sett. of Plainfield a. 1700. In the early rec. the name is Parkis, or Perkis.

PARKINSON, WILLIAM, Dover 1684.

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