Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
PELTON,JOHN, Boston, very early, had est. describ. in the book of possns. rem. to Dorchester, his eld. so John was bapt. 2 Mar. 1645. In his will of 3 jan. 1681, pro. 10 Mar. foll he names w. Susanna. s.
[[vol. 3, p. 387]]
John, Samuel, and Robert, the youngest, beside d. mary. To Samuel was gr. admin. of Robert, lost at sea. July 1683.
PEMBER, THOMAS, New London 1686, had there bapt. in 1692, Mercy, Thomas, and Elizabeth; in 1694, Ann; and in 1696, John; but only four of these with w. Agnes, were liv. at his d. by drown. 27 Sept. 1711.
PERMBERTON, BENJAMIN, Boston, s. of James, was freem. 1690. His will of 8, pro. 27 Mar. 1709, ment. w. Elizabeth and four ch. but names only eldest s. Benjamin, then under 17 yrs. EBENEZER, Boston, s. of James the sec. was min. of the O. S. or third ch. of wh.his f. was one of the found. ord. collea, with Willard, 28 Aug. 1700, d. 13 Feb. 1717; was f. of Ebenezer, H. C. 1721. JAMES, Charlestown, came prob. in the fleet with Winth, req. adm. as freem. 19 oct. 1630, but that he ever took the o. does not appear; by w. Alice, wh.join. the ch. Aug. 1633, had James, bapt. 14 Sept. of that yr. prob. d. young; Mary, 3 Apr. 1636; Sarah, 30 Dec. 1638; and John, 24 Apr. 1642; perhaps rem. to hull for short time, a. 1647; but d. at Malden, 5 Feb. 1662. His will of 23 Mar. 1661, made at M. Mentions w. s. John and his w. Margaret, ds. Sarah, and Mary, with her h. Edward Barlow, and their childr. Sarah m. 30 Oct. 1668, Samuel Gibson, JAMES, Newbury 1646, freem. 1648, had John, b. 16 Feb. 1648, rem. to Boston, bec. one of the found. of O. S. ch. by w. Sarah had Thomas, b. 17 Feb. 1653; Joseph, 2 July 1655; Benjamin, 26 apr. 1660; Mary, 13 July 1662; Benjamin, again, 11 Mar. 1666; Jonathan, 28 Aug. 1668; Elinor, 3 Feb. 1672, prob. the same as that Ebenezer, bapt. 11 Feb. 1672, H. C. 1691, bef. ment.and d. 10 oct. 1696. JOHN, Boston, 1632, freem. 1 Apr. 1634, rem. to Newbury; and Coffin says his w. d. 1646. Perhaps he ret. to Boston, m. Sarah, d. of Thomas Marshall, the shoemaker, and in 1662 liv. at that part call. Winnesemet. JOSEPH, New London, s. of James, had liv. some time at Westerly bef. 1679, had two s. James and Joseph, who, aft. his d. 14 oct. 1702, were taken by the wid. Mary to Boston, as Caulkins, 345, tells; while two ds. Mary, w.of Alexander Baker, and Eliz, w. of Jonathan Rogers, contin. to liv. at that part of New London, now Montville, but the wid. went back to Boston,as from the will of her s. James,Mar. 1712, is kn. THOMAS, Boston, s. of James, by w. Hannah had Elizabeth b. 17, bapt. 23 June 1678; James, 4 June 1680, d. very soon; Mehitable, bapt. 17 July 1681; James, again, 3, bapt. 10 Sept. 1682; Thomas, 17, bapt. 22 Mar. 1685; Jane, b. 18 Mar. 1686; and Mary, 26 Oct. 1688; was a surgeon in that unhappy exped. of Phips against Quebec, 1690, and d. 26 July 1693.
PEMBROKE, ELKANAH, Boston, one of the found. of Brattle street ch. may have sprung from Dedham. where in 1643 was one with this surname.
PENDALL, WILLIAM, New London 1676, shipwright, m. Mehitable, d. of Ralph Parker.
[[vol. 3, p. 388]]
PENDLETON, *BRYAN, Watertown, an early sett. freem. 3 Sept. 1634, help. to sett. Sudbury, of wh. he was selectman some yrs. but rep. bef. and aft. for W. betw. 1636 and 48 six yrs. rem. to Ipswich perhaps, certain. to Portsmouth, of wh. he was rep. some yrs, then rem. to Saco, Winter habour, thence after near a dozen yrs. driv. by the Ind. war, Aug. 1676, went again to Portsmouth, there made his will 9 Aug. 1677, wh. was pro. 5 Apr. 1681. He was capt. and major many yrs. left w. Eleanor, s. James and d. Mary, wh. m. Seth fletcher. CALEB, Westerly 1679. JAMES, Watertown, s. of Bryan, by w. Mary had James, b. 1 Nov. 1650; she d. 7 Nov. 1655; and he m. sec. w. 29 Apr. 1656, at Sudbury, Hannah, d. of Edmund Goodenow, had Bryan, b. 27 Sept. 1659; Joseph, Dec. 1661; Edmund, prob. 24 June 1664; Ann, 12 Nov. 1667; Caleb, 8 Aug. 1669; and James, older or younger, nam. in the will of his gr. f. He was one of the found. of the first ch. at Portsmouth 1671, but perhaps had his f's. love of rem. and liv. at Stonington 1674-8, then call, capt. and serv. in the war against Philip 1676; was at Westerly 1686 to 1700. JOSEPH, Boston 1651, witness that yr. to the will of Robert Turner, may have been s. of Bryan.
PENFIELD, SAMUEL, Lynn 1650, m. 30 Nov. 1675, Mary Lewis, had Samuel, b. 17 Sept. 1676; and Mary, 24 Oct. 1678; and at Rehoboth, John, 30 May 1681 or after; in 1688 liv. at Bristol with w. and five ch. Mary m at Taunton 14 Apr. 1698, Jeremiah Fairbanks. THOMAS, Rehoboth, had Sarah, b. 20 Feb. 1681. WILLIAM, Middletown 1663. Hinman 62.
PENGILLY, JOHN, Springfield, had been made freem. 1678 at Ipswich, and rem. to S. that yr. liv. in that part call. now Suffield, was liv. 1728, No. doubt he was Welsh or Cornish, but the print. Col. Rec. V. 539 makes the surname Bengilley. I prefer the reading of Paige, yet admit the unusual correctn. of the state chirogr. Pulsifer.
PENHALLOW, α SAMUEL, Portsmouth, b. 2 July 1665, at St. Mabyn, near Bodmin, in Cornwall, as he tells us, and verifying the jingle of Camden's Remains:
By, Tre, Ros, Pol, Lan, Caer, and Pen
you may know the most Cornish men.
He came with Rev. Charles Morton, under who, he had prob. stud. at Newington Green, arr. at Charlestown 1686, join. the ch. there late in Feb. 1687, went soon to Portsmouth, m. 1 July 1687, Mar. d. of Pres. John Cutt, was counsellor, seer. and many yrs. treasr. of the prov. judge of the Sup. Ct. 1714, and Ch. J. 1717 to his d. 2 Dec. 1726; yet in our day most thot. of as the histor. of the later Ind. Wars. His ch. were JOHN, wh. m. Ann, d. of Hon. Jacob Wendell, was capt. and d. bef. 1736;
[[vol. 3, p. 389]]
Elizabeth Joseph, Richard, Susanna, and Benjamin, H. C. 1723, d. young; and descend, are still found at P.
PENINGTON, EPHRAIM, New Haven, sw. alleg. 1644, had Ephraim, b. 1645; and Mary, 1646, both bapt. 22 Oct. 1648; and he d. 1660, leave. wid. and these two ch. Mary m. 12 Apr. 1666, Jonathan Tompkins. EPHRAIM, New Haven, s. of the preced. m. at Milford, 25 Oct. 1667, Mary, d. of John Brockett, and rem. to Newark, N. J.
PENLEY, SAMSON, Falmouth 1658, was liv. after the first destruct. of the town 1676, left wid. Rachel, and three ds. Jane, Dorcas, and Mary.
PENN, 8 JAMES, Boston, came in the fleet with Winthrop req. 19 Oct. 1630, to be made freem. tho. it does not appear that he took the o. was rep. 1648 and 9, beadle first, and marshall aft. rul. elder, as his ch. distinct. d. 30 Sept. 1671, but John Hull says 7 Oct. Hutch. I. 269. In his will of 29 Sept. pro. 23 Oct. his w. Catharine, wh. had very early been mem. of the ch. but no ch. is name. yet perhaps that Mary hose name is the 152d in our list of the first ch. mem. may have been a d. tho. more prob. a sis. with sis. Hannah, Mary, and other relat. WILLIAM, Charlestown 1630, came, no doubt, in the fleet with Winth, sett. at Braintree, late in his days rem. to Boston; yet in the will of 18 Dec. 1688, pro. 14 Feb. foll. directs his bur. to be a Braintree, giv. lega. to ch. and sch. there, to sev. Thompsons, Stephen Paine and their childr. but chiefly to cousin Hannah Hill, and Edward Hill, jr. and Hannah Hill and Edward Hill senr. and Sarah Hill, having, he says, sent for his kinswoman, Deborah, w. of said Edward, senr. out of Eng. promising to make her his heir, so we may be sure his w. and ch. if any he ever had, were d. Who was the Christian Penn, a passeng. in the Ann, to Plymouth, 1623, who soon after m. Francis Eaton, is perhaps, beyond the reach of all but conject.
PENNELL, WALTER, Saco, frem. 1653, m. 1647, Mary, d. of Robert Booth, and Walter and perhaps others; in the Ind. war, 1675, rem. to Salem. WALTER, York, s. of the preced. was in 70th yr. 1719. Folsom, 181.
PENNIMAN, JAMES, Boston, came prob. in the Lion, 1631, with John Winth, jr. for he, was 2. Lydia, wh. surv. him, were adm. of the ch. bef. the s. but after the w. of the Gov. frem. 6 Mar. 1632, the same day with John and Jacob Eliot, whom I reackon as fellow paseng. had James, bapt. 26 Mar. 1633; Lydia, 22 Feb. 1635; John, 15 Jan. 1637; rem. to Braintree, there had Joseph, b. 1 Aug. bapt. 29 Sept. 1639; and Sarah, b. 6 May 1641; Samuel, 14 Nov. 1645; Hannah, 26 Mar. (May in Vinton, 351) 1648; Abigail, 27 Dec. 1651; and Mary, 290 Sept. 1653; all by w. Lydia; and he d. 26 Dec. 1664. Abigail, m. 18 Apr. 1678, Samuel Neal; and Ma m. 4 Apr. 1678, Samuel Paine of the same. JAMES, Boston, eldest s. of the preced. feltmaker, m. 10 May 1659, Mary Cross, d. of the
[[vol. 3, p. 390]]
w. of deac. Robert Sanderson, had James, b. 27 Sept. 1661 or 2; Mary, 17 Sept. 1668; and Joseph, 8 Oct. 1674; was of ar. co. 1673. JOHN Braintree, sec. s. of the first James, freem. 1671, m. 24 Feb. 1665, Hannah, d. of Roger Billings of Dorchester, had James, b. 7 Feb. 1666, d. at 12 yrs. John, 23 Feb. 1668, d. young; Joseph, 15 Mar. 1671; Samuel 18 June 1672; Jonathan, 5 Apr. 1674; Hannah, 23 Jan. 1676, d. at 2 yrs.; and John, again, 5 jan. 1678. His w. d. 9 Feb. foll. JOSEPH, Braintree, br. of the preced. by w. Waiting, d. of William Robinson of Dorchester, had Joseph, b. 20 Feb. 1670, d. at 20 yrs of the fever contract. in Phip's crusade against Canada; Moses, 15 Mar. 1671, d. soon; Mary, a. 1674; Moses, again, 14 Feb. 1678; Deborah, 27 Feb. 1680; James, 11 Feb. 1683; and his w. d. 21 Aug. 1690; was freem. 1678, deac. and 120 May 1693 m. Sarah, wid of deac. John Stone of Watertown, d. of deac. Samuel Bass of Braintree, and d. 5 Nov. 1705. SAMUEL, Braintree, br. of the preced. was freem. 1678, m. 6 Jan. 1674, Elizabeth d. of Robert Parmenter, had Elizabeth b. Jan. 1675; Samuel, 15 Mar. 1676, d. soon; Samuel, again, 5 Nov. 1677; Josiah, 21 Nov. 1678, d. soon; Hannah, 12 Feb. 1683; Jonathan, 17 Feb. 1686; and James, 29 Mar. 1695; was lieut. and d. 16 Jan. 1705. Of this name in 1834, five had been gr. at Harv. one at Yale, and four at other N. E. coll.
PENNINGTON, EPHRAIM, New Haven. See Penington. EPHRAIM, New Haven, s. of the preced. m. Mary, eldest d. of John Brocket of the same.
PENNY, HENRY, New Hampsh. secr. of the Prov. 1683, and a capt. d. 16 mar. 1709, leav. s. Henry in Eng. Adams, 106. ROBERT, Salem, had gr. of ld. 1638. THOMAS, Gloucester 1652, of wh. our kn. is incomplete, as that his wh. Ann d. 26 Apr. 1667, and he m. 15 June 1668, Agnes Clark, wh. d. 23 Feb. 1682; and he m. 17 May foll. Joan Brabrook, perhaps wid. of Richard. But when he took the first w. what was her surname, or how many ch. they had, is untold; and, tho. the name was cont. in the town to a third and fourth generat, we see in his will a. 1692, only one ment. that Joan, wh.had m. so early, Babson says, as 28 Mar. 1658. Thomas Kent. WILLIAM, Salem, m. 15 May, 1676 Sarah Greenwich.
PENOYER, or PENNYER, ROBERT, emb. in the Hopewell, capt. Babb, 8 Sept. 1635, aged 21, with Thomas, 10, perhaps br. of cousin, at London, where Mr. Somerby, from the custom h. rec. found the name Pennaire, but I know, that he wrote it Penoire. Where he first sat down, after land. at Boston, is uncert. Yet in Col. Rec. I find he was sentence. to be whip. in 1639, for some failure, and that, perhaps, made him rem. but, of whatever part of Mass. it was, he had left in ten yrs being then near Gravesend on L. I. and not long after at Stamford where he m. prob. not first w. the wid. of Richard Scofield, and in Oct. 1671, giv. capt.
[[vol. 3, p. 391]]
Johnathan Selick power to act for him in Eng. he calls hims. of Rye. He was br. of William, a merch. of London, wh. was liberal in his benefact. to H. C. by whose will, May 1670, a bequest to him was made. he or Thomas, or perhaps both,left issue; and the benefit of his relative's generos. was, in our day, more than a century and a half since the donor's d. partaken, by an undergr. of the univ. on claim of blood relationsh.
PENTICUS, JOHN, Charlestown 1638 or earlier, freem. 13 May 1640, by w. Joanna, wh. was wid. of Edward Larkin, had John, b. 6 May 1659, and d. 19 oct. 1687, aged near 90. Perhaps he had former w. He and w. Joanna join. the ch. 16 Sept. 1639. See Budington's Hist. Often in rec. of town and ch. the name is Penticost.
PENTLAND, NATHANIEL, Lynn.
PENWELL, or PENEWELL, JOSEPH, Saco, d. early. WALTER, Saco, d. Mar. 1683, leav. wid. Mary, prob. d. of Robert Booth, and s. Walter, br. of Joseph, of wh. he had been admor. See Pennell.
PEPPER, FRANCIS, Springfield 1645, d. 5 Dec. 1685, had prob. no w. nor ch. ISAAC, Eastham s. prob. of Robert of roxbury, m. 7 Oct. 1685, Apphia, d. of Samuel Freeman, had Apphia, b. 24 Feb. 1687; Mary, 7 Aug. 1690; Isaac, 29 July 1693; Robert, 15 Feb. 1696; Elizabeth 11 July 1698; Joseph, 1 Nov. 1700, d. young; Solomon, 15 Jan. 1703; and Joseph, again, 24 Feb. 1705. JACOB, Roxbury, s. of Robert, m. 10 feb. 1685, Elizabeth d. of Stephen Paine the sec. of Rehoboth, had Robert, b. 27 Dec. foll. d. soon; Robert, again, 16 Mar. 1687, d. in few wks.; and the nest on rec. is Rebecca, 11 July 1702, after more than fifteen yrs. interval; Ann, 2 Apr. 1705; Mary, 16 Nov. 1707, d. in few mos.; and Benjamin, wh. d. 17 Feb. 1713, prob. quite young. JOHN, Roxbury, br. of the preced. m. 1669, Bethia Fisher, of Dedham, wh. d. the same yr. and he d. 18 Mar. 1670. JOSEPH, Roxbury, br. of the preced. by w. Mary had Bethia, b. 6 Nov. 1676, posthum. he being k. by the Ind. 21 Apr. preced. at Sudbury fight. His wid. m. 28 Feb. 1678, Joshua Sever. RICHARD, Roxbury, same in the Francis from Ipswich, 1634, aged 27, with w. Mary, 30, and d. Mary, 3 1/2, beside Stephen Beckett, of 11 yrs. unit. with the ch. early, as did his w. freem. 4 Mar. 1635; but of f. mo. or ch. nothing is kn. beyond that, only I have a meager note, that he was liv. in 1648. he may have rem. to long distance in Conn. Mr. Drake gave this man the name of Pepy in his transcript for Geneal. Reg. XIV. 331 and 2, but on the latter p. has it both ways. I had nine yrs. bef. print. in 3 Mas. hist. Coll. X 143 and 4 the copy sent me by our countryman, Henry Stephens, the accomplish. assist. at the British Museum, and perhaps his reading may seem equal, prob. ROBERT, Roxbury, perhaps br. of the preced. m. 14 Mar. 1643, Elizabeth Johnson, had Elizabeth bapt. 3 Mar. 1644, d. in few days; Elizabeth again, b. 25 May, bapt. 1
[[vol. 3, p. 392]]
June 1645, John, 8,bapt. 11 Apr. 1647, Joseph, 18 Mar. 1649; Mary, 27 Apr. 1651; Benjamin, 15 May 1653, d. young; Robert, 21, bapt. 29 Apr. 1655; Sarah, b. 28 Apr. 1657, whose bapt. is lost from the rec.; Isaac, 26 Apr. bapt. 1 May 1659; and Jacob, 28 July, bapt. 4 Aug. 1661. He was freem. 10 May 1643; his w. d. 5 Jan. 1684; and he, the "aged Christian," as the ch. rec. calls him, d. 7 July foll. having, three days bef. made his will, in wh. he ment. s. Isaac, and Jacob, ds. Elizabeth wh. had m. 13 May 1662, John Everett; Mary, wh. had m. 28 Oct. 1669, Samuel Everett, both of Dedham; Sarah, w. of John Mason of Boston, and Bethia, sole ch. of Joseph, who was k. in service, with many others of his townsmen under Wadsworth at Sudbury. His s. Robert had been tak. by the Ind. at Squakheag fight, 4 Sept. 1675, under capt. Beers, when report said he was k. but Mrs. Rowlandson saw him in the foll. winter, and he prob. d. in captiv.
PEPPERELL, ANDREW, Newcastle, s. of the first William, a merch. m. 1707, Jane, d. of Robert Eliot, had Sarah, and Margery, and d. a 1713. The wid. m. 25 Nov. 1714, Charles Frost of Kittery. WILLIAM, Kittery, came from Cornwall, or Devonsh., a fisherman, a. 1676, to Isle of Shoals, thence in 3 or 4 yrs. rem. to K. m. Margery, d. of John Bray of K. had Andrew, b. 1 July 1681; Mary, 5 Sept. 1685; Margery, 1689; Joanna, 22 June 1692; Meriam, 3 Sept. 1694; Dorothy, 23 July 1698; and Jane, 1701; beside the famous Sir William, 27 June 1696. He was a wealthy merch. prud. magistr. and d. 15 Feb. 1734, at the age of 85, says Farmer. His wid. d. 24 Apr. 1741. Mary m. 4 Sept. 1702, John Frost, bore him seventeen ch. bec. third w. 12 Aug. 1745, of Rev. Benjamin Colman, of Boston; and for third h. a three yrs aft. m. Benjamim Prescott of Danvers, and d. 1766; Margery m. Pelatiah Whittemore, wh. had by her four ch. and was drown. near Isle of Shoals, and she m. Elihu Gunnison; Joanna m. Dr. George Jackson; Merian m. Andrew Tyler of Boston; Dorothy m. Andrew Watkins, and next, Joseph Newmarch; and Jane m. Benjamin Clark, and next, William Tyler of Boston. α *WILLIAM, Kittery, s. of the preced. was a merch. of great skill, energy and affluence, rep. 1726, of the counc. 1727 thirty-two yrs. command. of the land forces in the happy expedit. 1745, against Cape Breton, for conq. of wh. he was created baronet, and d. 6 July 1759, aged 63; so that his only s. Andrew, H. C. 1743, wh. d. 1 Mar. 1751, could not enjoy the title. this was, however, reviv. in the favor of William Sparhawk, H. C. 1766, the gr.s. of Sir William, by his sovereign, with the name and arms of Pepperell, in 1774, but again became extinct, on his d. 17 Dec. 1816. The wid. of first baronet, d. 16 Nov. 1789; but his only surv. d. Elizabeth and m. 1 May 1742, Hon. Nathaniel Sparhawk of Portsmouth, and the mo. of the next baronet. He m. 21
[[vol. 3, p. 393]]
Feb. 1723, unless the fam. report of 16 Mar. he more trustworthy, Mary, d. of Grove Hirst, gr.d. of Ch. Just. Sewall, had Elizabeth b. 29 Dec. 1723; Andrew, 4 Jan. 1726; William, 26 May 1729, d. in few mos.; and Margery, 4 Sept. 1732, d. soon. The revo. of 1775 was not honor. by confiscat. of his prop. nor am I aware of the amount of the patriotic plunder, or the benefit enjoy. by partakers. Like most of the other adher. of the crown from N. E. of wh. the number was not large, he showed a gr. affection for the land of his birth,and bestow. attent. when in his power, on prisoners wh. fought against his cause, and in later yrs. on travellers from the home of his love.
PEPYS, RICHARD, Boston 1642, or earlier, took the est. that was of William Blaxton, by purch. and desir. to buy more,as in the rec. I find, that the Selectmen, 27 Feb. 1643, appoint. Colbron and Eliot, a comtee. "to view a parcel of land toward Mr. Blaxton's beach, wh. Richard Peapes desires to purchase of the town, whether it may be conveniently sold unto him." Of him I kn. no more; but prob. he was from Cottenham in Cambridgesh. for the pronunciat. we see, in one syllab. as also his own spell. of the name, both quite rare, are the same as that of the late Lord Cottenham, the Chancellor of Great Britain, and of Samuel Pepys. F. R. S. the Diarymaker, of whose m. the certif. pub. by Lord Braybrook, spells the name Peps, acc. the common pronuniciat.
PERCIVAL, PASSEVIL, PASSAVIL, or PARCYFULL, and in Col. Rec. PURSUALL, JAMES, Sandwich, had Elizabeth b. 10 Sept. 1675. JAMES, Haddam, possib. s. of the preced. had John, b. 17 Oct. 1706; and Timothy (by w. Abigail), 2 Oct. 1712. JOHN, Barnstable, had Elizabeth b. 22 Feb. 1704; and James, 5 Dec. 1711. Perhaps he was br. of the preced.
PERCY, PEERCE, PIERCY, or PERCIE, JOHN, gloucester, m. 17 July 1673, Jane, wid. of Philip Stanwood. MARMADUKE, Salem, 1637, came the yr. bef. from Sandwich, Co. Kent, a tailor, with w. Mary, and one serv. ROBERT, New London, bought a ho. 1678, says caulkins, and sold it next yr.
PERHAM, PERRUM, or PERAM, ABRAHAM, Rehoboth, had Sarah and Rebecca, tw. b. 11 oct. 1679, and the latter d. in 3 ds. JOHN, Rehoboth 1643, suppose by Farmer to be an early sett. at Chelmsford,but the contin, resid. of him and descent. at R. as shown by Baylies, II. 199, 203, 8, 16 and Iv. 85, satisfy me of the contra. He had Noah, b. 24 Dec. 1679. JOHN, Chelmsford 1666, frem. 1690. In the same yr. JOHN of Roxbury appears in the list of rem. but I suspect an error of the rec. as the name is not found in R. near that time. Possib. John Perry May have been ment.
PERIGO, EZEKIEL,Saybrook, prob. s. of Robert,said to be b. 22 June 1658, went as a soldier to Northampton 1707, and that yr. m.
[[vol. 3, p. 394]]
Mary Webb. ROBERT, Saybrook, had suit, 1665, in Ct. of Assist. in Mass.
PERIT. BENJAMIN, Straford 1669.
You are the 5975th Visitor to this USGenNet Safe-Site™ Since March 9, 2001. 99,000 visitors since before this counter was installed.