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

Volume #3
Peake - Pettlet

 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.

PEAKE, BENJAMIN, Stratford, freem. of Conn. 1669, prob. s. of John. CRISTROPHER, Roxbury, freem. 4 Mar. 1636, m. 3 Jan. 1637, Dorcas French, ahd Jonathan, b. 17 Dec. 1637; Dorcas, 1 Mar. 1640; Hannah, 25 Jan. bapt. 12 Feb. 1643, d. at 17 yrs.; Joseph, 12 or 15 Feb. bapt. 23 Mar. 1645; one, unbapt. d. 13 Apr. says the ch. rec. but the town rec. has it, bur. 30 Mar. 1647; ano. bur. 6 Apr. 1648 says the rec. of town; Ephraim, b. 16 Mar. bapt. 11 Apr. 1652; and Sarah, 9 Jan. bapt. 9 Mar. 1656; and he d. 22 May 1666. JOHN, Stratford 1650, with John jr. perhaps his s. in the list freem. 1669. Possib. this name may have been otherwise spelt. JOHN, New London, s. of William, by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 1690; Samuel, 1693; William, 1695; and Ruth, 1699; and he d. 25 Oct. of the same yr. JONATHAN, Roxbury, s. of Christopher, m. 15 Aug. 1660, Sarah French, had Hannah, b. 10 June 1612, bapt. 15 June 1662; Jonathan, 10, bapt. 18 Oct. 1663; John, 9 Apr. 1665, d. at 3 mos.; Christopher, d. Oct. 1666; Christopher, again, 9 Feb. bapt. 1 Mar. 1668; John, 13, bapt. 24 Apr. 1670; Joseph, 20, bapt. 24 Dec. 1671, d. at 6 mos.; Sarah, 18, bapt. 25 May 1673; William, 12, bapt. 17 Jan. 1675; and Elizabeth 9, bapt. 15 Aug. 1680; was freem. 1690; and he d. 2 June 1700. I suppose his w. d. 14 Oct. 1694. WILLIAM, Scituate 1643, m. 1650, Judith, wid. of Lawrence Litchfield, had Israel, b. 1655; Eleazer, 1657; and William, 1662. The s. Israel, and William, had fam. Deane, 32l, gives his name Peaks. WILLIAM, New London 1660, had Sarah, who m. 27 Dec. 1671, Abraham Deane or Dayne; William; and John; Caulkins thinks he d. a. 1685. WILLIAM, Lyme, s. of the preced. m. 24 June 1679, Abigail, d. of John Comstock. In the Hopewell, capt. Bundock, from London, emb. Mary Peak, aged 15; but whether she was relat. to any of the foregoing or to John Peak, who was a fellow passeng. aged 38, is beyond conject.


PEAKEN, JOHN, New Haven, d. 1658, had w. Elizabeth His inv. was tak. 1 Feb. in that yr.


PEALE, Daniel, Marblehead 1651. Felt MS.


PEAPES. See Pepys.


PEARCE. See Pierce.


PEARD. RICHARD, Saco, m. 1669, Jane Naziter, perhaps d. of Michael. Folsom, 187.


PEARSHALL, JOHN, Newton, L. I. 1656. Thompson; but Riker, 83, spells Parcell.


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PEARSON, BENJAMIN, Newbury, s. of John of Rowley, m. 20 Jan. 1680, Hannah, d. of Daniel Thurston, had Hannah, b. 3 or 5 Apr. 1681; Phebe, 14 July 1682; Daniel, 25 Dec. 1684; Ruth, 2 Aug. 17; Abigail, 1 Mar. 1689; Benjamin, 12 Aug. 1690, Sarah, 10 Dec. 1691; Jedediah, Apr. 1694; Mehitable, 18 May 1695; Jonathan, 14 or 25 Dec. 1669; David, 18 Jan. 1702; Oliver, 14 Aug. 1704, d. at 16 yrs.; and Bartholomew; yet all but the last two were b. at Rowley. He d. 16 June 1731, and his wid. foll. him within ten weeks. GEORGE, Boston, merch. See Parsons. JEREMIAH, Rowley 1691, s. of the first John, m. 21 July 1681, Priscilla Hazen, perhaps d. of Edward, had Priscilla, b. 30 Dec. 1682; Miriam, 19 July 1685, d. at 4 yrs.; Hannah, 22 Apr. 1688; John, 10 Apr. 1690; Hepzibah, 10 Dec. 1692; Miriam, again, 8 Feb. 1694; Moses, 26 Mar. 1697; Jeremiah, 12 Sept. 1699; Amos, 5 Jan. 1702; and Hannah, 12 May 1704. He d.23 Feb. 1737, and his wid. d. 25 Apr. 1752, aged 88 yrs. JOHN, Lynn 1637,had Mary, b. 20 June 1643; Bethia, 15 Sept. 1645; Sarah, 20 Jan. 1648; rem. to Reading, had John, 22 June 1650; and James, 2 Nov. 1652. He d. 17 Apr. 1679, aged a. 64. His will of that mo. ment. w. Maudin, s. John, ds. Mary Burnap, Bethia Carter, and Sarah Townsend. Mary m. 3 Dec. 1663. Thomas Burnap; Bethia m. a Carter; and Sarah prob. m. 27 Jan. 1669, John Townsend. *JOHN, Rowley 1643, then set up the earliest fulling mill in America, by w. Dorcas, had Mary, b. 21 May 1643, d. young; John, 27 Dec. 1644; Elizabeth 14 Feb. 1652; Jeremiah, 21 Oct. 1653; Sarah, 3 May 1655, d. in few mos.; Joseph, 21 Oct. 1656, wh. was of Lothrop's comp. and fell in bat. 25 Aug. 1725, near Hatfield; Benjamin, 1 Apr. 1658; Phebe, 13 Apr. 1660; Stephen, 1663; and Sarah, May 1666, d. in few mos. prob. was the freem. of 1647, rep. 1678 and sev. yrs. later, espec. after overthrow of Andros and the anxious ones bef. his com. deac. 24 Oct. 1686, and d. 22 Dec. 1693. His wid. d. 12 Jan. 1703. In the Col. rec. the name of the rep. is more common, giv. Peirson, but the descent, have spell. with a. Mary m. 20 Dec. 1671, Samuel Palmer; Eliz, m. 8 June 1676, John Hopkinson; and Phebe m. 24 Aug. 1682, Timothy Harris. JOHN, Rowley, s. of the preced. m. 14 Feb. 1671, Mary, d. of John Pickard, had Sarah, b. Apr. 1672; John, 1 dec. 1674; Joseph, 22 Oct. 1677; Dorcas, 18 Mar. 1680; Jane, 21 Aug. 1684; Hepzibah, 7 Apr. 1689; and Rebecca, 16 Mar. 1693. He d. 19 Mar. 1723, and his wid. d. 13 Apr. 1728. *JOHN, Reading, s. of John of the same, m. Tabitha Kendall, youngest d. of Thomas,had James, b. 20 Nov. 1678; Tabitha, 16 Oct. 1681; John, 6 Dec. 1682; Rebecca, 12 April. 1686; Kendall, 3 May 1688; Susanna, 10 Aug. 1690; Mary, 10 Nov. 1692; Thomas, 3 Nov. 1694;


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Ebenezer, 29 Dec. 1696; Sarah, 26 Feb. 1699; Abigail, 30 Dec. 1700, d. under 4 mos.; Abigail, again, 16 Feb. 1702; and Elizabeth 4 May 1704; but the last eight were b. at Lynn, where he was deac. capt. and rep. 1703 and aft. and his w. d. 17 Oct. 1711. He had sec. w. Martha, and d. 1720. SAMUEL, s. of John of Rowley, m. 6 Dec. 1670, Mary, d. of John Poor of New bury, had Mary, b. 27 Oct. 1671; and his w. d. the same day. he next m. 16 Apr. 1672, Dorcas Johnson of Haverhill, whose f. I see not, had there, Samuel, 22 Jan. 1673; Salathiel, 17 Jan. 1675, d. in few days; Elizabeth 215 Apr. 1677; Peter, 13 Mar. 1679, d. at two mos.; John, 1 Mar. 1680; James, 28 Jan. 1682, d. at two days; Stephen, 21 Apr. 1683; Peter, again, 17 June 1686; and Sarah, 26 Dec. 1688. He rem. from H. to Newbury, after the Ind. destroy. the town. STEPHEN, Rowley, youngest s. of John the first of the same, m. 11 Nov. 1684, Mary French, had Elizabeth b. 5 Aug. 1685; Stephen, 9 June 1687; Martha, 6 July 1689; Mary, 7 Jan. 1691; Jonathan, 27 Oct. 1693; Patience, 26 July 1697; and Hepzibah, 20 Jan. 1699; and he d. 25 Jan. 1706. His wid. d. 28 Sept. 1730.


PEASE, HENRY, Boston 1630, came that yr. no doubt, in the fleet, with w. Susan, and d. Susan, who was old eno. to join with the ch. 16 Aug. 1635, f. and mo. being earlier, freem. 3 Sept. 1634. His w. was bur. 25 Dec. 1645, and he had sec. w. Bridget, adm. of our ch. May 1647, and he d. 7 Aug. 1648, as his old master says. Winthrop II. 355. JOHN, Sa lem, came in the Francis from Ipswich, Co. Suff. 1634, aged 27, with ch. Robert, 3, and two serv. in co. with his br. Robert. They were prob. from Great Baddow, near Chelmsford in Co. Essex. He perhaps. had gr. of ld. 1637; was not, we may safely judge, one of the first four sett. of Martha's Vineyard, as by doubtf. Tradit. report. d. a. 1639. His wid. Margaret wh. unit. with the ch. 1639, had come with his s. John prob. in a later sh. d. 1644, and in her will of 1 Sept. in that yr. ment. br. Robert, and s. Robert. JOHN, Salem, s. of the preced. by w. Mary had John, b. 30 May 1654; Robert, 14 May 1656; Mary, 8 Oct. 1658; Abraham, 5 June 1662; and Jonathan, 2 Jan.1668. his w. d. 3 days aft. and he m. 8 Dec. 1669, Ann Cummings, prob. d. of Isaac the first of Ipswich, had James, 23 Dec. 1670; Isaac, 15 July 1672; and Abigail, 15 Dec. 1675. He was of ar. co. 1661, freem. 1668, was a capt. and with many neighb. obt. gr. of ld. at Springfield a. 1681, that part wh. bec. Enfield 1683; there his w. d. 29 June 1689, and he d. 8 July fol. and his d. Abigail, d. the next day. All the six s. outliv. him, and descent. are very num. Ano. John, and Lucy, perhaps his w. are ment. by Felt, II. 578, as favarers of Gorton in 1644. To this John belongs the earlier Distinct. for a worse heresy, as the Court's orde in Nov. 1636, proves, "that he shall be whipt, and bound to his good behav. for strik, his mo. Mrs. Weston,


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and deriding of her, and other ill carriage." See Col. Rec. I. 155. Ano. JOHN of Salem m. 30 Jan. 1677, Margaret Adams, had John, b. 22 Apr. 1678. JOHN, Norwich, was complain. of 1672, for liv. alone, not going to ch. ROBERT, Salem, br. of John the first, came in the same sh. 1634, aged 27, by the custom h. list, wh. gives the same age to his br. of wh. therefore we may doubt one; and to me it seems prob. that this was the elder. he join. t the ch. 1643, and 15 Oct. had bapt. his ch. Nathaniel, Sarah, and Mary, was liv. in 1655, being keeper of the cattle, 100 cows, in one part of the town. Felt, I. 278. NATHANIEL, Salem, s. of the preced. m. 15 Mar. 1667, Mary Hobbs, and no more is kn. ROBERT, Salem perhaps s. of sec. John, m. 16 Dec. 1678, Abigail Randall, had William, b. 26 Sept. foll. and Mary, 11 Mar. 1681. He or an earlier ROBERT of S. s. of the first John, by w. Sarah had Bethia, b. 11 June 1660, wh. d. young; Deliverance, 6 Dec. 1664; Mary, 15 Feb. 1667; Robert, 25 Mar. 1669, prob. d. soon; Robert, again, 30 Nov. 1671; Bethia, again, 18 Jan. 1674; and Nathaniel, 28 Feb. 1678. This Robert, with w. Sarah, was charg. with witchcraft in 1692, and Mary P. also, who plead, guilt of the nonsense. SAMUEL. Boston, had command of a vessel, fitted out to pursue a pirate, and in the vineyard sound succeed. in make. her his prize, tho. mortal. wound. 4 oct. 1689, in the conflict. See the acco. by Benjamin Gallop and others. Genealog. Reg. II. 393.


PEASLEE, JOSEPH, Newbury 1641, freem. 22 June 1642, beside ch. brot. prob. from Eng. of wh. Jane wh. m. 10 Dec. 1646, John Davis, was one, had Sarah, b. 20 Sept. 1642; Joseph, 9 Sept. 1646; and Elizabeth rem. to Haverhill and Salisbury; at one time was the gifted br. in lieu of a min. to the ch. at Amesbury; d. 3 Nov. 1661; in his will of 11 Nov. preced. names w. Mary, and ch. Mary, beside those three, and gr.d. Sarah. Mary m. Joseph Whittier of H. In Geneal, Reg. VIII. 161, date of his d. is 3 Dec. 1660. His d. Sarah, m. 12 Apr. 1664, Thomas Barnard jr. JOSEPH, Haverhill 1677, s. of the preced. a physician, m. Ruth Barnard, had Nathaniel, b. 25 June 1682; and Ruth; perhaps others.


PEAT, JOHN, a husbandman from Duffill parish in Co. Derby, came in the Hopewell, capt. Bundock, from London, 1635, aged 38; but where he sett. is unkn. unless he was of Stratford, and there d. early in 1678, leav. w. Sarah, and ch. Samuel, John, Joseph, Sarah, Elizabeth and Jane. At S. 19 Feb. 1691, Elizabeth Peat m. Andrew Patterson, a refugee from tyranny in Scotland five yrs. bef.


PECK, BENJAMIN, New Haven 1686, s. of Henry, m. 29 Mar. 1670, Mary, d. of Richard Sperry of the same, had Benjamin, b. 4 Jan. foll.; Mary, 23 Sept. 1672; John; Joseph, 26 Feb. 1676; Esther, 1679; Lydia; Ebenezer, 5 Jan. 1684; Desire, 26 Aug. 1687; and Mehitable, bapt. 1689; was a propr. 1685, CALEB, Greenwich, sec. s. of Rev. Jeremiah, rem. a 1700 to Concord, Mass. there d. 10 Mar. 1725, without ch. prob. never m. ELEAZER, Wallingford 1670, s. of Henry of New Haven, m. 31 Oct. 1671, Mary, d. of William Bunnell but whether he had ch. is unkn. HENRY, New Haven, by w. Joan had Eleazer, b. prob. 10 Mar. 1644, d. soon; Joseph, and Benjamin, tw. 5 Sept. 1647; Eleazer, again; and Elizabeth b. 6, bapt. 24 Mar. 1650, wh. m. 2 Dec. 1672, John Hotchkiss. He d. soon, for his will was made 30 Oct 1651, and his inv. is found next mo. The prop. was giv. to w. and four ch. of


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wh. only Joseph is nam. Wrong parent is assign. to the tw. in Geneal. Reg,. IX. 362. ICHABOD, Rohoboth, was of Gallup's comp. 1690, in the expedit. of Sir William Phips against Quebeck. ISRAEL, REHOBOTH, 1668, was prob. s. of Richard, and brot. by him in the Defence, 1635, then aged 7 yrs. had Israel, b. 18 Dec. 1674; and by w. Bethia, says Col. rec. had Bethia, 2 Jan. 1684. JEREMIAH, Saybrook, s. of William, b. in London, prob. in 1623, says the fam. geneal. was brot. a 1637, and in Mather's Hecatompolis is mark. H. C. but without any support from the Catal. kept a sch. at Guilford 1656 to 660. He m. 12 Nov. 1656, Joanna, d. of Robert Kitchell, taught the gr. sch. at New Haven 1660, and next yr. was min. at S. but in 1667 rem. to Newark, N. J. there resid. to 1674, and at Elizabethtown, to 1678, aft. wh. he rem. to Greenwich, where he was min. to 1689, and then went to Waterbury as the first min. and there d. 7 June 1699, aged 76. He ch. were Samuel, b. at G. 18 Jan. 1659; Ruth, at N. H. 3 Apr. 1661; Caleb, at S. 1663; Ann, at S. 1665; Jeremiah, at Newark, or G. 1667; and Joshua, at N. 1673. His wid. d. 1711. Ruth m. 1 June 1681,Jonathan Atwater; and Ann m. May 1690, Thomas Stanley of Farmington; and Joshua d. at W. unm. 14 Feb. 1736. *JEREMIAH, Waterbury, s. of the preced. m. 14 June 1704, Rachel, youngest d. of Obadiah Richards, was constable 1713, rep. 1720, deac. at new ch. in W. 1739, and d. 1751. his ch. were Joanna, b. 12 Apr. 1705; Jeremiah, 9 Nov. 1706; Rachel, 10 May 1709; Ann, 10 Mar. 1713; Mary, 1 oct. 1715; Phebe, 26 Jan. 1717; Ruth, 8 Feb. 1719; Esther, 27 June 1721; and Martha, 4 May 1725. JOHN, Hartford, s. of Paul, as many be thot. yet must seem very young to have first b. John, 17 May 1661, even if we be so bold as to add two yrs. to that count; but the rec. proceeds to enrich him with Elizabeth 7 Oct. 1664; Sarah, 20 June 1668; Joseph, 6 Mar. 1671; Ruth, 21 Dec. 1677; Susanna, Oct. 1680; and Jonathan, 6 Oct. 1683. Wh. was his w. or when he d. is not seen. JOHN, New Haven, s. of William of the same, freem. 1669, m. 3 Nov. 1664, Mary, d. of John Moss, had Mary, b. 4 Mar. 1666; Elizabeth 1668, d. soon; John, 16 Mar. 1670, d. in few ds.; John, again, Aug. 1671; Eliz 29 Dec. 1673; Lydia, 1 May 1677; Ruth, 20 July 1679; Abigail, 16 Mar. 1682; Ann, 3 Nov. 1684, d. soon; and Ann, again, Mar. 1686; but he last six were b. at Wallingford, where his w. d. 16 Nov. 1725; and he d. a. 1734. JOHN, Rehoboth, prob. s. of Joseph of the same, m. a d. of John Smith of Dedham, had Rebecca, b. 5 Apr. 1674; Ann, 17 July 1677; Nathaniel, 6 July 1680; Abigail, 12 Mar. 1683; beside Esther, rememb. in the will of her gr.mo. and prob. the eldest ch. wh. m. 29 Dec. 1680, Jonathan Wilmarth. JOHN, Hadley 1669, may be that soldier k. by the Ind. 2 Sept. 1675, at Northfield. *JOSEPH, Hingham, came in the Diligent, arr. at Boston 10 Aug. 1638, from Ipswich in


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Suff'k with w. three ch. two men and three maid sev. freem. 13 Mar. 1639, rep. 1639-42, rem. 1645 to Rehoboth, there d. 22 Dec. 1663. Prob. he had liv. at Hingham in Norf. for his suppos. br. Robert was min. in that pleasant town many yrs. See Lincolns' Hist. of H. and ] Centu. Disc. JOSEPH, New Haven, perhaps br. of Henry, resid. from 1643-9, then adm. freem. and next yr. rem. to Milford,there m. Alice, wid. of John Burwell, had Elizabeth bapt. 1651; Joseph, 1653; and John, b. 4 Mar. 1655. His w. d. 19 Dec. 1666, and he m. 1669, Mary , d. of a wid. Richards, but the name of her f. is not seen, had Mary, b. 1670. He was liv. 1687 at M. as was also s. Joseph. JOSEPH, Lyme, youngest s. of William, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 4 Aug. 1663; Joseph, 12 Mar. 1667, d. at 10 yrs.; Elizabeth 9 Sept. 1669; Deborah, 31 July 1672; Hannah, 14 Sept. 1674; Ruth, 19 Aug. 1676; Samuel, 29 July 1678; and Joseph, 20 Mar. 1680. He was a valu. citz. town clk. and deac. d. 25 Nov. 1718; and his wid. d. 14 Sept. 1726, aged 90. JOSEPH, New Haven, s. of Henry, m. 28 Nov. 1672, Sarah, d. of Roger Alling, had Sarah, b. 11 Sept. foll.; Joseph, 9 Oct. 1675; Samuel, 29 Dec. 1677; James, 17 Feb. 1680; John, 6 Oct. 1675; Samuel, 29 Dec. 1677; Abigail, 2 May 1686; Mary, 6 Oct. 1689; and Ebenezer, 2 May 1693; and d. 15 Apr. 1720. JOSEPH, Hartford, youngest s. of Paul, by w. Ruth had Elizabeth b. 1686; Ruth, 1692; both d. young; Joseph, 1694; and Ruth, again, 1696; and he d. 26 June 1698. His wid. m. 1699, John Hoskins, as his sec. w. NATHANIEL, Hingham, perhaps s. of Joseph, may have been sent by his f. from Eng. bef. he brot. resid. of his fam. in 1635, rem. to Rehoboth, there had sh. in div. of ld. 1668; by w. deliverance had Elisha, b. 19 Apr. 1675, and she d. 30 apr. foll. He d. 25 Aug. 1676. NATHANIEL, Boston, requir. to give security, 11 Jan. 1687, to Sect. Randolph, for license to be m. during the governm. of Sir E. Andros that was, if possib. more contempt. than odious. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 170. *NICHOLAS, Rohoboth, prob. s. of Joseph, had fam. of wh. we kn. only, that a young ch. d. in Aug. 1676; and that elisha was b. 4 Apr. 1683. He was rep. 1669, and 10 yrs. more, and a lieut. The milit. spirit was, I suppose, perpet. for two of the name, perhaps his s. Nicholas and Ichabod partook in the wild expedit. against Quebec 1690, and Nicholas was a corpo. of Gallop's comp. Perhaps neither came safe home. PAUL, Hartford 1639, was not an orig. propr. nor is it kn. from what town in Mass. he went. More do we regret, that no light can be found to indcate from what part of Eng. or in what sh. he came; but the name of his w. was Martha, and of ch. Paul, b. 1639; Martha, 1641; Elizabeth 1643; John, 22 Dec. 1645; Samuel, 1647; Joseph, 22 Dec. 1650; Sarah, 1653; Hannah, 1656; and Mary, 1662, wh. m. John Andrew, and liv. to 1752. his will of 25 June 1695, was pro. 25 Jan. foll. he hav. d. 23


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Dec. aged 87 yrs. Martha m. 8 June 1665, John Cornwell. Elizabeth m. it is said, a House of Wallingford; Sarah m. Thomas Clark of Hartford; and Hannah m. 12 May 1680, John Shepherd of Hartford. Two more ds. are by some tradit, giv. to this first Paul, one, without a name of bapt. is said to have m. Joseph Benton of Tolland; and the other call. Ruth, wh. is made to m. 12 May 1680, Thomas Beach of Wallingford; but neither is very prob. PAUL, Hartford, s. of the preced. m. Elizabeth d. of John Baysey, had Paul b. in 1666; John, 1672; Martha, 1676; Samuel, 1680; Hannah, 1681; William, 1686; and Ruth, 1688; and he d. 1725. RICHARD, came in the Defence from London, 1635, emb. Saturday, 11 July; and no doubt sailing next week, aged 33, with Margery, perhaps his w. aged 40, and Israel, 7 with Elizabeth 4, both likely eno. to be his ch. See 3 Mass. hist. Coll. VIII. 269. How long, after arr. at boston, he contin. there, or whither he rem. is uncert. My conject. is that he short, aft. liv. at Rehoboth. In the Geneal. Reg. XIV. 320 this name is by Mr. Drake writ. Perk; and his eyes engag. on the same ancient MS. as mine, might seem more trustworthy, as younger. For Israel, also, he read Isabel. But since my reading was not chang. by the skilful keeper of her Majest's rec. in his exquisite collat. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 130, I may trust the punctilious student to follow wh. seems to him more correct. Ano. and younger stud. in this branch of hist. starts the conject. Geneal. Reg. XV. 60, that the name spell. Perk in the former vol. may be Park of Newton. ROBERT, Hingham, prob. br. of Joseph, was bred at Magdalen Coll. Cambr. where he had his degr. of A. B. and A. M. the latter 1603, was min, over 30 yrs. at Hingham, Co. Norfk. yet was harass. for nonconform. to some of the ceremon. by Bp. Harsnet, his diocesan, whose imprudence in honor of the ch. wa so gr. as to excite complaint from the peop. of Norwich in 1623 to the Ho. of Commons in Parl. Two successors in that see were milder, White and Corbet, especial. the latter, but when Wren, that bird of ill omen, came to the cathedral, no puritan could long serve at the altar. Mather gains the delight of tell. in his Magn. how this Peck was put under a bushel, III. 214. He came with w. two ch. and two serv. in the Diligent, 1638, and on 28 Nov. of that yr. was ord. freem. 13 Mar. foll. but soon aft. the overthr. of the absol. rule by the long Parliam. he emb. 27 Oct. 1641, with w. and s. Joseph, for home, and went back to his old parsonage, there d. 1656. Brook's Purit. III. 263-5. SAMUEL, Hartford, s. of Paul had Samuel, b. 1674, but Porter says no more, his w. was Elizabeth He d. 1696. SAMUEL, Greenwich, eldest s. of Rev. Jeremiah, m. 27 Nov. 1686, Ruth Ferris, perhaps d. of Peter of Stamford, had Samuel, b. Mar. 1688; Jeremiah, 29 Dec. 1690; Joseph, 1 May 1692; David, 15 Dec. 1694; Nathaniel, 15 Aug. 1697; Elphalet, a. 1699; Theophilus, Mar. 1702; Peter, a 1704; and Robert, a. 1706. He was long in high esteem, and his w. d. 17 Sept. 1745, aged 83, and he d. 28 Apr. 1746. *SAMUEL, Rehoboth, perhaps s. of Joseph of


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the same, was rep. 1689, at Plymouth, and 11692, under new chart. as Boston. He had w. Sarah, wh. was bur. 27 oct. 1673; and he m. 21 Nov. 1677, Rebecca Hunt, wid. of Peter, d. of sec Stephen Pain of R. had Noah, b. 21 Aug; 1678; d. Jael, 14 June 1680, bur. next mo.; Rebecca, 22 Oct. 1681, d. next yr.; beside Judith, wh. was bur. 20 Feb. 1682. SIMON, Hingham 1657, perhaps s. of Robert, m. Hannah, d. of Joseph Farnsworth, had Joseph, wh. prob. d. young; and she d. 16 Apr. 1659. He m. 1 Feb. 1661, Prudence, d. of Edward Clap of Dorchester, had Joseph, again, perhaps bapt. 15 Feb. 1663, and d. young; John, b. 20 Apr. 1667; Sarah, 4 June 1669; and Joseph, again, 2 July 1670, prob. d. in few days. His name is misprint. Peke in the Sumner Geneal. Geneal. Reg. VIII. THOMAS, Boston 1652, shipwright, constable 1673, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 19 Jan. 1653; Rachel, 21 Jan. 1655; and Joseph, 11 Feb. 1656; beside THOMAS, elder than either, wh. was a shipwright aft. his f. Possib. John, who was a skilful shipbuild. f. of the late emin. naturalist, William D. Peck, H. C. 1782, of wh. good memoir is found in 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 161, may have been of this fam. WILLIAM, New Haven, a merch. from London, b. 1601, with w. Elizabeth and s. Jeremiah, came prob. in the Hector, as company, with Govs. Eaton and Hopkins, Rev. John Davenport, and the s. of the Earl of Marlborough, arr. at Boston 26 June 1637, was one of the first compact for N. H. in june 1639, an orig. propr. freem. 29 oct. 1640, deac. from 1659 to his d. had John; Joseph, bapt. 17 Jan. 1641; and Elizabeth 7 May 1643, not 6, as pr. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 262, for that was Saturday. The harvest of blunders in that list of bapt. is not chargeab. to the very careful transcr. Henry White, Esq. but I fear the names assing. for parents by conject. in that docum. may sometimes be erron, as in this instance, for the ch. Eleazar and 2d Elizabeth are neither in fam. geneal. allow. to the deac. His w. d. 5 dec. 1683, on a visit to her s. at Lyme, and he m. Sarah, wid. of William Holt, and d. 4 oct. 1694. his gr.st. is still to be seen in the cemet. By the rec. of Lyme (where he d. at the ho. of his s. Joseph) the age is 83; but New Haven says, at the reput. age of 90. As a gen. rule, the shorter term of a prolong, life, where two or more dates are report. must be prefer. but, in this instance, to ascertain the exact truth we may safe. presume, that the s. of whose ho. the f. d. wrote the acco. and the greater number may be adopt. The only d. his youngest ch. Elizabeth m. 1661, Samuel Andrews. In his will, of 9 Mar. 1689, made at N. H. the sec. w. and his four ch. are ment, but no more. Sixteen of this name had in 1834 been gr. at the N. E. coll. of wh. four were of Yale, three of Harv.


PECKER, JAMES, Charlestown 1658, said to have been b. 1622, perhaps had w. Elizabeth d. of John Friend of Salem, was aft. at Haverhill, and last, a. 1682 at Boston.


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PECKHAM, OR PECKUM, JOHN, Newport 1639, prob. the same person, by Farmer called Joseph, wh. was one of the found. of the Bapt. ch. He is in the list of freem. 165. STEPHEN, Dartmouth 1686, perhaps s. of the preced.


PECKIT, JOHN, Stratford 1670. Perhaps the name was obscure in the MS.


PEDINGTON. See Redington.

PEDRICK, JOHN, Marblehead 1674, had been there many yrs. His will was of 2 Aug. 1686, and ment. w. Meriam, eldest s. John, by former w. Phillis, 29 Mar. 1673, and eight more ch. Benjamin, Agnes, Mary, Ann, Sarah, Meriam, Elizabeth and Joanna. One of these ds. was prob. w. of John Stacy; one of John Parrot; and ano. of Henry Prentall,as he calls ea. of these his s.-in-law. A John Pedick is name. of Marblehead at the same time, but of him I kn. nothing.


PEEK, GEORGE, Marblehead 1674, by w. Hannah had George, b. 8 Aug. 1688.


PELHAM, EDWARD, Newport, s. of Herbert, had w. Freelove, as Barry, 155, says, tho. Jackson, 387, wh. acknowledges her, makes the first w. Godsgift, d. of Gov. Benedick Arnold, wh. also had Freelove, and it may well be that Pelham took both. Jackson adds that he d. 20 Sept. 1730, and names the ch. Elizabeth Edward, and Thomas. α || HERBERT, Cambridge, brot. in 1638, d. Penelope, when he came over, aft. befriend, our cause ten yrs. as a mem. of the comp. in London, where he may have been a lawyer, m. sec. w. Elizabeth wid. of Roger Halakenden, d. of Godfrey Basseville Equ. of Co. York, here had Mary, b. prob. 12 nov. 1640; Frances, prob. 9 Nov. 1643; but in the Genal. Reg. IV. 182, Mr. Pilsbury's copy of the rec. that is, I think, exact, gives the same yr. for both, and one must be wrong; beside Herbert, 3 Oct. 1645; wh. d. or was bur. 2 Jan. 1646. He was a gent. from Co. Lincoln, Matric. at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 12 Nov. 1619, in his 18th yr. and Gov. Hutchinson says, he was of that fam. wh. attain. the highest rank in the peerage one hundred yrs. ago, as Duke of Newcastle. He was much engag. in public serv. promoting planta. of Sudbury, where he had gr. of ld. 1644, ar. co. 1639, was chos. an Assist. 1645, being made a freem. at the same time; first treas. of Harv. Coll. 1643, and went home in 1649, liv. at Buer's hamlet, Co. Essex, but was bur. in Suffk. 1 July 1673. his will of 1 Jan. preced. names ch. Waldegrave, Edward, henry, and Penelope, perhaps all, certain. first and last, by his first w. wh. was a Waldegrave. His wid. d. 1 apr. 1706, in her 84th yr. and was bur. at Marshfield. Penelope m. 1657, Gov. Josiah Winslow. JOHN, perhaps br. of Herbert, came in the Susan and Ellen, from London, 1635, aged 20, with Penelope, 16, "she being to pass to her br's planta." as the custom


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ho. rec. says. Possib. both were under care of Saltonstall, wh. with w. and ch. were in the same sh. See Hutch. Coll. 59. The young lady unit. with the ch. of Boston, 24 Mar. 1639, and in 1641, m. the Gov. Bellingham, wh. prevail. on her to give up ano. engagem. as in Winthrop II. 43, relat.; but of the jilt. man we hear no more. NATHANIEL, a scholar, H. C. 1651, perhaps s. of William, lost in the voyage to London of the sh. of James Garrett with fellow passeng. Thomas Mayhew, John Davis, and Jonathan Ince, other scholars. * WILLIAM, Sudbury, perhaps br. of John, came in the fleet with Winthrop losing his passage with the Gov. s. Henry, by going on shore at Cowes, from the Arbella, and trusting fortune for ano. sh. req. adm. as frem. 19 Oct. 1630, tho. I do not see evid. of his taking the oath; was capt. of the milit. 1644, selectman 1645 and 6, and rep. 1647, was in Eng. 1652, when Johnson wrote his book.


PELL, JOHN, Fairfield, s. of Rev. Dr. John of London, came in 1670, to rec. the est. wh. his uncle Thomas left him at F. but no more is kn. of him. A letter of introd. for him to Gov. Winthrop by his friend William, Lord Brereton, from London, 23 June 1670, is in my possess. JOSEPH, Lynn, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, of wh. it seems strange that we kn. no more, exc. from our Prob. rec. where his inv. 25 Apr. 1650, makes him butcher of Boston, leav. small prop. with wid. and child. to divide it. See Geneal. Reg. VII. 234. *THOMAS, New Haven, came from London in the Hopewell, capt. Bundock, 1635, aged 22, call. in the custom ho.paper, a tailor, he, of course, sat down somewhere in Mas. but the town is unkn. Perhaps he went early to Saybrook; in the Pequot war, 1637, serv. under Mason; and prob. in 3 or 4 yrs. he foll. the attract. of Gov. Eaton, after 1646 m. the wid. of Francis Brewster, in June or July 1650 rem. to Fairfield, was made freem. 1662, rep. 1665, d. soon after the date of his will, 21 Sept. 1669. It gave most of his est. to his neph. John, s. of his only br. Rev. John of London, D. D. WILLIAM, Boston 1634, tallow chandler, freem. 6 May 1635, disarm. for his dangerous opinions, 1637, had Mary, b. 30 June bapt. 14 Sept. 1634, wh. m. 1 Nov. 1655, Richard George of B.; Nathaniel, bapt. 29 Apr. 1638, d. in few mos.; Hannah, 7 days old. 20 Dec. 1640; Deborah, 2 June 1644; and perhaps more. He may have taken, as sec. w. Elizabeth wid. of Nathaniel Heaton. If so, she had third h. John Maynard, and outliv. him.


PETTLET, OR PELLATE, DANIEL, Concord, perhaps s. of Thomas, was freem. 1690. THOMAS, Concord m. 5 Mar. 1660, Mary Dane or Deane, perhaps d. of Thomas, was freem. 1690.

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