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

Volume #3
Perkins - Peters

 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.

PERKINS, ABRAHAM, Hampton, by w. Mary, wh. d. 29 May 1706, aged 88, had Mary, and Abraham, b. 2 Sept. both bapt. 15 Dec. 1639, was freem. 13 May 1640. Other ch. were Humphrey, b. 22 Jan. 1642, d. young; James, 11 Apr. 1644; Timothy, July 1646; both d. young' James, again, 5 Oct. 1647; Jonathan, May 1650; David, 1653; Abigail, 2 or 12 Apr. 1655; Timothy, 2 or 29 June 1657, d. in few mos. as told in Geneal. Reg. XII. 79; Sarah, 7 or 26 July 1659; and Humphrey, 17 May 161; beside Caleb, and Luke of doubtful date. His will of 22 Aug. 1683 was pro. 18 Sept. foll. Abigail m. 10 Nov. 1675, John Folsom the sec. of Hampton. ABRAHAM, Hampton, s. prob. of the preced. m. Elizabeth d. of Thomas Sleeper of the same, was k. by the Ind. 13 June 1677, leav. ds. Mercy, b. 3 July 1671; Mary, 20 Nov. 1673; and Elizabeth 9 Apr. 1676. ABRAHAM, Ipswich, s. of John sec. of the same, freem. 1685, m. 16 Oct. 1661, Hannah, d. of William Beamsley of Boston, then a young wid. Bushnell, had Hannah, b. 7 Aug. 1662; Beamsley, 7 Apr. 1673; John, 23 Aug. 1676, H C. 1695; Stephen, 1683; and Abraham, 22 Dec. 1685; and d. 27 Apr. 1722; and his wid. d. 16 Oct. 1732, aged 91. BENJAMIN, Newbury, had Daniel, b. 18 Dec. 1684. CALEB, Hampton,s. of Abraham the first of the same, or of Isaac of the same, as is said, m. Bethia, d. of James Philbrick, had Rhoda, b.24 June 1677; Benjamin, 11 May 1680; and Ann, 19 Mar. 1682. EBENEZER, Hampton, s. of Isaac of the same, by w. Mercy, had Daniel. b. June 1685; Abigail, 11 Aug. 1687; and Jonathan 10 May 1691. EDMUND, Boston 1675, m. Susanna, wid. of John Howlett, d.of Francis Hudson, had Edmund, b. 8 May 1678, d. young; John, 14 Oct. 1680; Edmund, again, 6 Sept. 1683; and Jane, 25 Feb. 1687. Of his d. I find not rec. but his w. was nam. 1697, in the will of her f. EDMUND, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 1709, Mary Farris, had Edmund, William, and Mary. He took sec. w 8 Mar. 1722, Esther Frothingham, and had John; Esther; Edmund, again; Susanna, wh. d. young; James, b. 1733; Samuel; and Susanna, again; and d. 1761. James was a merch. and f. of the late Thomas H. P. one of the most disting. merch. of the U. S. but Sabine, in his Loyalist, confus. ano James with this, as one of the address. to Gov. Hutchinson, wh. was imposs. for the f. of Col. T. H. P. d. 1773. EDWARD, New Haven, m. 20 Mar. 1650, Elizabeth Butcher, had John, b. 18 Aug. 1651; Mehitable, 21 Sept. 1652; Jonathan, 12 Nov. 1653; David, 3 Oct. 1656; and perhaps others. He and the three s. were proprs. in 1685. ELEAZER, Hampton 1678. ELISHA, Topsfield, s. of deac. Thomas of the same, m. 23 Feb. 1681, Catharine, d. of Jacob Towne of the same, had Thomas, b. 15 oct. 1681, whose


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descend,have been disting. at Kennebunk, whither the ch. on m. rem. HUMPHREY, Hampton 1678, perhaps youngest s. of Abraham first of the same, by w. Martha had John, b. 12 Mar. 1688; Humphrey, Mar. 1690; Jonathan, 24 Nov. 1691; Mary, 28 Nov. 1693; James, 9 Sept. 1695; Martha; Sarah; Abigail; and these last three were bapt. 7 Dec. 1712, sev. mos after d. of f.; but the sequence of b. is not kn. ISAAC, Hampton, prob. br. of the first Abraham, freem. 18 May 1642, by w. Susanna had perhaps Lydia; Isaac, bapt. 8 Dec. 1639; Jacob, 24 May 1640; Lydia; and Rebecca, both of wh. may have been elder; Daniel, wh. d. young; Caleb; Benjamin, b. 17 Feb. 1650; Susanna, 21 Aug. 11652; Hannah, 24 Feb. 1656; Mary, 23 July 1658; Ebenezer, 9 Dec. 1659; and Joseph, 9 Apr. 1661; and the time of his d. is uncert. Mary m. Isaac Chase of H. Isaac, Ipswich, s. of John sec. of the same, by w. Hannah had John, b. 1 July 1670; Abraham, Sept. 12671; Hannah, 1673; Isaac, 1676; Jacob, 1678; Sarah, 28 Mar. 1683; and Mary, 1684. JABEZ, Norwich, s. of the first Jacob, m. 30 June 1698, Hannah Lothrop, perhaps d. of Samuel, wh. d. 1721, had Jabez, b. 3 June 1699; Hannah, 1701; Elizabeth 1703; Mary; Jacob, 1705; Lucy, or Luke, 1709; and Judith, 1714. He took sec. w. 1722, Charity Leonard, and d. 15 Jan. 1742. JACOB, Ipswich, youngest s. of the first John of the same, b. in Eng. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 1 Apr. 1650; John, 3 July 1654; Judith, 11 July 1655; Mary, 14 May 1658; Jacob, 3 Aug. 1662; Matthew, 23 June 1665; Joseph; and Jabez; is usual. call. serg.and has very large line of descend. His w. d. 12 Feb. 1686, and he d. 29 Jan. 1701, aged 76. JACOB, Ipswich, s. of John the sec. m. Sarah, d. of Francis Wainwright, had Phillis, b. 1667; John 1668; Hannah, 1670; Francis, 1672; Wensley, 1674; Sarah, 1679; Mary, 1685; Elizabeth 1689; Jacob, 1690; Eunice, 1691; and John, again, 1693. JACOB, Hampton, s. of the first Isaac, m. 30 Dec. 1669, Mary Phillbrook,had Isaac, b. 18 Dec. 1671; Jacob, 24 Dec. 1674; Alice, perhaps; Mary, 10 Aug. 1678; and Benjamin, 1 aug. 1693; but some hesitat. attends this statemin Geneal. Reg. XII. 82, th. concur. exact. with X. 216. Prob. differ. generat. may reconcil. JACOB, Edgartown 1674-85. JACOB, Ipswich, s. of the first Jacob of the same, m. 15 Oct. 1684, Elizabeth d. of John Sparks of the same,had Jacob, b. 15 Feb. 1686; John; Elizabeth 18 Mar. 1691; and perhaps ano. ch. when she d. 10 Apr. 1692. Great uncertainty occurs in the subdivis. of both these Ispwich families, as the names are too oft. repeat. JAMES, Hampton, s. of Abraham, the first of the same, by first w. Mary had Jonathan,b. 6 May 1675; and by sec. w. m. 13 Dec. 1681, Leah, d. of Moses Cox of the same, wh. d. 19 Feb. 1749, aged 88, had Sarah, 3 Oct. 1682; Mary, 2 Dec. 1686; lydia, 30 Jan. 1689; hannah, 18 Aug. 1691; Elizabeth 1694;


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James, 17 Mar. 1696; Moses, 13 or 30 July 1698; and David, 30 Nov. 1701. his will of 8 May 1723, was pro. 9 Dec. 1731. JAMES, Exeter 1677. *JOHN, Ipswich, b. a 1590, it is said, at Newent in Co. Gloucester, came, prob. in the Lion to Boston, Feb. 1631, with Roger Williams, bring. also, w. Judith,s. John, b. a. 1614; and prob. other ch. certain. Mary, wh. m. perhaps 1636. Thomas Bradbury; and Elizabeth wh. bee. w. of William Sargent. he with his w. soon join. our ch. had Lydia, bapt. 3 June 1632, was freem. 18 may 1631, and in 1633 went to I. with John Winthrop the younger, rep. in 1636, d. 1654, leav. John, Thomas, b. a. 1616; and Jacob, a. 1624, b. in Eng.; Lydia m. a Bennet. JOHN, Ipswich, eldest s. of the preced. wh. may have been adm. freem. 18 May 1637, had john; Abraham, b. 1641; and others, Jacob, Lucke; Isaac; Nathaniel; Samuel; and perhaps Thomas; of some of wh. very little is kn. of none the date of b. JOHN, Ipswich, s. of the preced. by w. Judith, had two ch. of unkn. names, and d. 1659. JOHN, Ipswich, eldest s. of deac. THOMAS, M.28 NOV. 1666, Deborah, d. of Thomas Browning of Topsfield, had Thomas, b. 4 Nov. 1667; and d. 19 May foll. His inv. of next mo. was of L48.15; and the wid. m. 26 Dec. 1669, Isaac Mecham. JOHN, Topsfield, youngest br. of the preced. by w. Mary wh. d. 22 June 1750, had Elisha,b. 1714; Isaac, 1717; John, 1719; Thomas, 1723; and Moses, 1732. JOHN, New Haven, 1688. JOHN, Lynn, s. of Rev. William, m. 29 Aug. 1695, Ann Hutchinson, and had Ann, b. 28 Dec. 1696; John, 9 Mar. 1698; Elizabeth 9 Mar. 1700; Mary, 20 Aug. 1702; and William, 20 Aug. 1704. He d. 12 Jan. 1712, and his wid. d. 1717. JOHN, Boston, s. of Edmund, m. 17 June 1708, Remember, d. of William Hewes, had John, b. 4 Aug. 1711; and Remember, 30 July 1714. JONATHAN, Norwalk 1671-7. JONATHAN, Hampton 1678, s. of the first Abraham of the same, by w. Sarah had Abraham, b. a. 1684; and Abigail, 30 Apr. 1687; and he d. Dec. foll. JOSEPH, Hampton 1678, youngest s. of Isaac of the same, by w. Martha had Joseph, b. 28 July 1689; John, 4 June 1691; and Caleb, 8 July 1693. JOSEPH, Norwich, s. of Jacob the first, m. 22 May 1700, Martha Morgan, perhaps d. of John, had Elizabeth b. 5 Nov. 1701; Joseph, 25 oct. 1704; Martha, 21 Aug. 1705; John, 5 Oct. 1709; Jerusha. 1 Sept. 1711; Matthew, 31 Aug. 1713; Deborah, and Ann, tw. 20 July 1715; Hannah, 1717; Simon, 17209; and William, 1722; and d. Sept. 1726. His wid. d. Oct. 1754. LUKE, Charlestown 1666, by w. Hannah had Henry, John, and Luke, all bapt. 13 Jan. 1667; Luke, again, 24 Mar. 1667; Elizabeth 21 Mar. 1669; John, again, 29 June 1670; Abraham, 289 July 1672; Hannah, 14 Dec. 1673; and Mary, 9 Apr. 1676. LUKE, Ipswich, s. of the first John of the same, m. 26 Apr. 1677, Eliz, Jaques, says Geneal. Reg. X. 214; but it says no more. MATTHEW, Ipswich, youngest s. of the


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first Jacob of the same, went early to Norwich with brs. Jabez and Joseph, but soon back to I. m. a d. of Lieut. Burnham, had Abraham, Matthew and others,and d. aged 90. NATHANIEL, Ipswich, s. of the first John of the same, byu w. Judith had Nathaniel, b. 1685; and Jemima, 29 June 1686. SAMUEL, Ipswich, br. of the preced. m. 1677, Hannah West, had Samuel, b. 1679; Ebenezer, 1681; Elizabeth 13 June 1685; and John, 122 May 1692. THOMAS, Ipswich 1648, s. of John the first, brot. no doubt, from Eng. by his f. was the deac. whose d. Phebe m. Joseph Towne, of Topsfield; ano. m. a Lamson; and a third, Judith, was b. 28 Jan. 1658. His s. were John, Thomas, Elisha, Timothy and Zaccheus, and John, again, b. 2 Aug. 1685. He had m. Phebe, d. prob. eldest, of Zaccheus Gould, sett. in Topsfield, and d. 7 May 1686. his will of 11 Dec. preced. pro. Sept. foll. dispos. of large est. THOMAS, Topsfield, s. of the preced. m. 1683, Sarah Wallis, had Sarah; Phebe; Hannah; Martha, b. 1695; Robert, 1697; Samuel, 1699; and d. 1719. THOMAS,Dover 1665, b. it is said, in 1628, took o. of fidel. 1669, and gave land, 25 Apr. 1693, to s. Nathaniel. TIMOTHY, Topsfield, youngest s. of Rev. William of the same. m. 2 Aug. 1686, Edna Hazen of Rowley, had Timothy, b. 21 Sept. 1687; Nathaniel, 13, bapt. 22 Sept. 1689; John, 2, bapt. 4 Sept. 1692; Richard, b. 23 Sept. 1694; Jacob, 22, bapt. 18 Oct. 1696; William, b. 22 Nov. 1698; Hepzibah, 6 Oct. 1702; and Hannah, 14 Nov. 1703; was freem. 1690. *TOBIJAH, Topsfield, br. of the preced, m. 4 Nov. 1680, Sarah Denison, d. perhaps of John, gr.d. of Daniel, the maj. Gen.had Priscilla, b. 21, bapt. 28 Apr. 1689; Mary, 19, bapt. 25 Jan. 1691; Tobijah, b. 8 Jan. 1693; Joseph, 1 Apr. 1695; Daniel, 15 June 1697, H. C. 1717, min of Bridgewater, was freem. 1685, capt.and rep. 1694, and d. 30 Apr. 1723. *WILLIAM, roxbury, a min. but where educ. is unheard, s. of William of London, a merch. tailor (wh.was s.of George of Co. Warwick), was b. 25 Aug. 1607, and hiss. hav. giv. to the company of our planta. L50, was a member, and to this s. gr. of 400 acres was made. He came in the William and Francis, leav. London 9 Mar. 16321, was freem. 3 Sept. 1634, ar. co. 1638, m. 30 Aug. 1636, Elizabeth Wootton, had William, b. 12 Oct. 1639, d. in few wks.; William, again, 25 Feb. 1642; rem. in 1643 to Weymouth, there had Elizabeth 18 June 1643; Tobijah, 20 Oct. 1646; and Catharine, 29 oct. 1648; was rep. 1644, a capt. 1645, rem. again, I suppose, to Gloucester, there had Mary, 17 May 1652; preach. 1651-5, and bec. sec. min. of topsfield, there had John, 2 Apr. 1655; Sarah, 2 Mar. 1657; Timothy, 11 Aug. 1658; and Rebecca, 4 May 1662. He d. 21 May 1682, leav. these nine ch. wh. all were m. Eliz, m. 31 May 1671, John Ramsdell; Catharine m. 13 May 1667, John Baker; Mary m. 17 Sept. 1672, Oliver Purchis of Lynn,as his sec. w.; Sarah m. one report says 11 June 1677, or as


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ano. has it, 17 June 1679, John Bradstreet; and Rebecca m. 3 Nov. 1678, Thomas Fiske of Wenham. Dr. Bentley, the diligent antiq. of Salem, in a letter to me, conject. that he was the fellow-passeng. with Willaims; but Farmer gave that honor, with greater prob. to John, and I have since received from London, the custom h. certific. mak. his voyage begin there, more than a yr. later than Roger William's arr. here. WILLIAM, dover 12662, took o. of fidel. 1669, was b. says tradit. in 16126, and d. at Newmarket 1732. If we allow for considera. exagger. a large depreciat. is mark. in his gr. gr.s. Thomas, wh. d. at Wakefield, 1824, aged only 91. WILLIAM, Topsfield, s. of William the first, m. 24 Oct. 1669, Elizabeth d.of Daniel Clark, had Elizabeth b. 21 July 1670; Mary, 4 Apr. 1672; William; John, 20 Feb. 1676; Dorothy, 30 Apr. 1678; Timothy, 23 Feb. 1681; Nathan, 24 Apr. 1683; and Rebecca, 4 Sept. 1686. He was freem. 1690, and d. 30 Oct. 1695. Twenty-four of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Yale, fifteen at Harv. and thirteen at other N. E. coll


PERLEY, ALLEN, Ipswich, came in the Planter from London, 1655, aged 27, freem. 18 May 1642; and Coffin says, he was from Wales. He had, beside Nathaniel, wh. d. 29 Apr. 2668, aged 24, John; Thomas; both of wh. were older than him; Samuel; Sarah; Martha; and Timothy. He d. 28 Dec. 1675, leav. wid. Susanna, wh. d. 11 Feb. 1692; but whether she was mo. of all the ch. or part only, is not kn. His will of 23 June 1670,aft. ment. that his three eldest s. had left him on com. of age, yet that he have giv. them pieces of ld. beside Nathaniel's pt. provides for the wid. and the other three ch. and a codic. of 16 Nov. 1671 is add. * JOHN, Boxford, perhaps s. of the preced. b. in Eng. was frem. 1690, and Farmer says, rep. 1689-91. One John at Ipswich, by w. Jane had Hannah, b. 1 Sept. 1699; but he wa not prob. the rep. and maybe gr.s. of Allen. SAMUEL, Ipswich, s. of Allen, freem. 1669, may have liv. short time at Newbury, m. 15 July 1664, Ruth, perhaps d. of John Trumbull of Rowley, had Sarah, b. 7 June 1665; Samuel 28 May 1667; John 28 Sept. 1669; Hannah, 8 June 1671; Ruth, 4 June 1675; and Hepzibal, 28 Sept. 1679. THOMAS, Rowley, perhaps br. of the preced. in 1670 was of that part made Boxford, and in 1677, I suppose, of newbury, when he was made freem. TIMOTHY, Ipswich, youngest s. of Allen, took o. of alleg. 1678, by w. Dorothy had Patience, b. 28 Mar. 1682; Stephen, 15 June 1684; Allen, 1 Mar. 1688; and Joseph, 3 June 1695; and d. 25 Jan. 1719, aged 64. Of WILLIAM, Marlborough, whose ho. was a garrison in Oct. 1675, I kn. no more.


PERMET. See Portmort.


PERRIMAN, THOMAS, Weymouth 1652, an indent, apprent. of Dorothy Hunt. At Cambridge, Frances P. m. Isaac Amsden, 8 June 1654, and


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Rebecca P. m. 27 Mar. 1660, Daniel Farrabas, but I kn. not wh. they were. Perhaps these maidens were sis. of the apprent. and they may have been brot.from Eng. after d. of f.


PERRIN, PERRAN, or PERING, ABRAHAM, Rehoboth, perhaps s. of the first John, m. 27 Dec. 1677, Sarah, eldest d. of Philip Walker, wh. d. Aug. 1693, and he d. May foll. He had Elizabeth b. 3 Dec. 1681; Daniel, 18 Mar. 1683; and nathaniel, 9 Feb. 1685. HENRY, Newport 1656, Brookhaven, L. I. 1657, says Thompson,and may have been adm. freem. of Conn. 1664, but his name does not appear in the list of 1669. JOHN, Braintree, had Mary, b. 22 Feb. 1641, rem. perhaps to Rehoboth. It would seem that a JOHN, sen. should be look. for in the same town. whether f. of Abraham or not, for on Col. Rec. is seen that John, sen. was bur. 13 Sept. 1674. Ann, I suppose his d. m. 16 June 1675, Thomas Read of Rehoboth. JOHN, Rehoboth, call, jun., had Mary, b. 16 Apr. 1673; Nathaniel, 3 Sept. 1675, d./ young; Mehitable, 19 Apr. 1677. THOMAS,Ipswich, m. bef. 1669, Susanna, wid. of Robert Roberts, was liv. 1679.


PERRY, or PURY, *ANTHONY, Rehoboth 1658-78, was rep. 1674, says Baylies, IV. 85. Perhaps he had Jariel and Mehitable, both d. by Col. r\Rec. Sept. 1676, and he d. 1 Mar. 1683. ARTHUR, Boston 1638, a tailor, by w. Elizabeth had Elishua, a d.b. 20 Dec. 1637, d. in few mos.; Seth, 7 Mar. 1639, bapt. 15 Mar. 1640; John, 26 Apr. bapt. 1 May 1642; and Elizabeth b. 28 Jan.1647; ar. co. 1638; Sarah, bapt. 15 Dec. 1647; Deborah, aged a. 4 days, bapt. 1 July 1649; was the town drummer, freem. 13 May 1640, and d. 9 Oct. 1652. Both of the s. foll. the trade of their f. EDWARD, Sandwich, from being nam. as s. in the will of Edmund Freeman, it maybe thot. he had m. a d. of that ent. but more prob. his mo. had bec. sec. w. of Freman; by w. mary, wh. may have been d.of that Edmund freeman or of Edward Freeman, he had Samuel, b. a. 1664; and prob. others. EZRA, Sandwich, m. 12 Feb. 1652, Eliz, only d. of Thomas Burge of the same, had Ezra, b. 11 Feb. foll; Deborah, 28 Nov. 1654; John, 1 Jan 1657; Samuel, 15 Mar. 1667; Benjamin, 15 Jan. 1670; and Remembrance. 1 Jan. 1676 or 7. FRANCIS, Salem 1631, a wheelwright, b. a. 1608, had w. Jane wh. join. the ch. 141, and had bapt. Sarah, and Benjamin, 8 July of that yr.; David, 1 Aug. 1641; Samuel, 10 Apr. 1642; and Elisha, 11 Aug. 1644; he rem. but I kn. not whither. HENRY, Salem 1652, as the diligence of Coffin picked out of rec. of Country, but the equal dilig. of Felt discern. not in rec. of town or ch. ISAAC, Boston 1631, prob. arr. Nov. with apostle Eliot in the Lion,and ent, on ch. list soon after, freem. 6 Mar. 1632; but no more is kn. of him. JOHN, Roxbury, perhaps br. of Isaac, came prob. in the Lion, 1632, very early of the ch. there, being no. 17


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on the list, freem. 4 Mar. 1633, had Elizabeth b. 25 Jan. 1638; John, 7 Sept. 1639; and Samuel, 1 Mar. 1641, bapt. 6 Mar. 1642, unless error of a yr. either in rec. of the town or ch. interven. He d. of consumpt. and same day was bur. 21 Sept. 1642, hav. made his will 4 June preced. pro. 7 Mar.1643 in wh. provis. is contain. for the w. and three ch. JOHN, Newbury 1651, had w. Damaris. He maybe the man nam. in Felt's list 1637. JOHN, Medfield 1678, perhaps s. of Roxbury John, m. 23 May 1665. Bethia, d. of Daniel Morse the first, had John, b. Sept. or 24 Dec. 1667; Samuel and joseph, tw. 25 Aug. 1674; Nathaniel, 18 May 1671, d. under 10 yrs.; nathaniel, again; Bethia, 1685; Eleazer, 1 June 1680, acc. the order of Morse, wh. I do not understand. JOHN, New Haven, a propr. 1685. JOHN, Taunton 1643. JOHN, Watertown 1674, then aged 61, may have been f. of that JOHN, Watertown, who m. 13 Dec. 1667, Sarah, d. of John Clary, had John, b. 1 Oct. 1668, d. in few wks.; John, again, 3 Mar. 1670; Joanna, 8 Nov. 1672; Sarah, 11 July 1675; Josiah, 7 Dec. 1677, d. young;Elizabeth 2 Oct. 1681; Josiah, again, 28 Nov. 1684; Joseph, 17 Jan. 1691; and Sarah, 30 Apr. 1694. JOSEPH, Seacunk, i. e. Rehoboth, 1651, perhaps was br. of Anthony of the same. or of Thomas of Scituate. NATHANIEL, Rehoboth, m. 17 May 1683, Sarah Carpenter, d. of Samuel of the same, as I presume. OBADIAH, Dunstable, s. of William freem. 1678, one of the found. of the ch. m. 21 Aug. 1667, Esther, d. of Richard Hassell, had Obadiah, b. 11 Oct. 1669; Ebenezer, 20 Nov. 1671; Esther, 11 Aug. 1674; John, 31 Jan. 1682; and Elizabeth 7 Apr. 1683; perhaps others; was k. by the Ind. 28 Sept. 1691. Bond mistakes about him. RICHARD, New Haven 1640, had Mary, bapt. 4 Oct. of that yr.; Micajah, 31 Oct. 1641; Samuel, 8 June 1645; John, 11 July 1647; and Grace, 2 Sept. 1649; perhaps rem. 1651, and was at Fairfield 1650. Share in div. of ld. there is giv. to Nathaniel, but not to Richard, wh. may have d. bef. and this have been his heir. Perhaps he was adm. as an inhab. 1637 at Charlestown, wh. is not long found resid. there; and at Fairfield m. Grace, wid. of John Nichols aft. June 1653, and was d. in 1658; but the identity is uncert. for in 1655 one of the nam,e was at Providence, it is said. This, too, was the name of a merch. at London, one of the Assist. name. in the royal chart. 1629, wh. aided our cause by money, but never came over. SAMUEL, Roxbury, s. of John of the same, was apprent. of John Ruggles as ment. in his will, Geneal. Reg. XII. 343, m. 28 Jan. 1669, Sarah Stedman, prob. d. of John of the same, was apprent. of Jan. 1670, d. at 13 yrs.; Samuel, 23 Feb. 1672; Elizabeth 7 June 1674; John, 12 Apr. 1677; Thomas,1 Sept. 1680; Nathaniel, 27 Aug. 1685, d. soon; Nathaniel, again, 3 Jan. 1687; and Joseph, 20 Dec. 1688; and d. 16 Apr. 1706. SAMUEL, Newport, s. of Edward of Sandwich, m. 12


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Dec. 1678, Mary Miller, had Mehitable, b. 30 Apr. 1680; Jaciel, 6 May 1682; m. 9 May 1690, Mary, d. of Henry Tucker of Sandwich, as I read in tho. friends' rec. at N. tho. fam. genal. calls her of Dartmouth, had James; Edward; Samuel, b. 1695; Simon; and Benjamin; and d. at Kingston 1716. Benjamin was gr. gr.f. of the disting. commodore O. H. P. SETH, Boston, s. of Arthur, a tailor, freem. 1666. THOMAS,Scituate 1643, m. Sarah, d. of Isaac Stedman, had Thomas, william, Henry, Joseph, John, and perhaps more. THOMAS, Ipswich 1648. THOMAS, Scituate, s. of Thomas, m. 16781, Susanna, d. of John Whiston, had Thomas; James, 12 Mar. 1673 or 4; John; and David. WILLIAM, Scituate 1638, perhaps br. of the first Thomas, may have rem. t Watertown 1640, by w. Ann had Elizabeth b. 12 Aug. 1651; and sev. more ch. of wh. he names five others in his will made a. 1681, when 75 yrs. old, pro. 3 Oct. 1683, Obadiah, Samuel, Sarah, Ann, and Abia. He d. 9 Sept. 1683. Abia m. 3 Jan. 1674, William Bull. Farmer thot. him to be the freem. of 1646, spelt Pary; and for that opinion I see good ground. WILLIAM, Scituate, s. of the first Thomas, m. 1681, Elizabeth Lobdell, and had twelve ch. says Deane. Of this name seven at Yale, five at Harv. and fourteen at other N. E. coll. had been gr. in 1834, by Farmer's count.


PERSON, GEORGE, Reading, d. 17 Apr. 1679, as Eaton cites the gr.-st. aged 64. See Parsons. JOHN, Lynn, prob. s. of the preced. by w. Tabitha, had James, b. 28 Nov. 16680; Tabitha; John; Rebecca; Kendall; Susanna; Mary; Thomas; Ebenezer; Sarah; and Abigail; as they are rank. by Lewis.


PERWIDGE, or PERWYDGE, WILLIAM, an odd name, found 1644, at Hartford or the neighb.


PESTER, or PESTOR, WILLIAM, Salem 1637, when with gr. of ld. he had the prefix of respect, yet abandon, the country in 1642 and 10 yrs. later not being heard of, his w. Dorothy had leave to m. again.


PETCOCK. See Pidcock.


PETERS, ANDREW, Boston 1659, a distiller, m. Mercy, wid. of Michael Wilborne,d. of William Beamsley, rem. to Ipswich 1665, thence to Andover, where, 14 Aug. 1689, his s. Andrew and John, were k. by the Ind. and other ch. were Mercy, wh. m. 22 May 1686, John Allen; Mary, wh. m. on the same day, Thomas Chandler; and Elizabeth wh. m. 26 Apr. 1692, James Johnson; William; and Samuel; and he d. at the age of 77. Curious it must appear to this later generat. that his name, in one deed, is Peters, and in ano. relat. to the same est. it is writ. Peterson. ANDREW, Andover, s. of the preced. m. 8 Feb. 1686, Eliz prob. d. of Thomas Farnham, may have been issue, but early was k. by the Ind. Rev. Andrew, H. C. 1723, min. of Middletown, wh. d. 1756, may have been gr.s. GILBERT, Salem 1669, mariner, m. 14 Sept. of this yr. Elizabeth eldest d. of Edward Hilliard of the same, had Richard, b. 12 Jan. 1671; William, 19 June 1673; and John, 14 Mar. 1676. HUGH, Salem, the fourth min. there,


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was b. 1599, at the parish of St. Ewe, or, as commonly said, in the town of Fowey, Cornwall, bred at Trinity Coll. Cambridge, where he had his degrees, 1617, and 22, preach. in London with gr. success, until he was driv. to Holland, there taught, with famous William Ames, the eng. ch. at Rotterdam, and for some two yrs. after d. of Ames. He came, I presume, in the Abigail, 1635, tho. his name for good reason, does not appear at the London custom ho. and perhaps he got on board in the downs, arr. 6 Oct. in comp. with sec. John Winth, the mo. of whose first w. he had m. as it seems, was freem. 3 Mar. 1636, sett. in the ch. at S. 21 Sec. foll. in Aug 1641, with Hibbins and Welde, as agents for the Col. he went home, by way of Newfoundland, in the sh. with John Winthrop the younger, and Lechford, the lawyer, engag. with great zeal, in the civil war, and partook largely in the triumphs of this cause and for the detesta. felt at his violence was execut, soon after the restor. 16 oct. 1660, being, I think, the only clerg. of sev. thousand, who thus suffer. he had not, prob. brot. over his fist w. by wh. he had no ch. but m. here Deliverence Sheffield, one of the ch. of Boston, by wh. he had Elizabeth bapt. 8 Mar. 1640, the only ch. top wh. his dying legacy was address. The w. was many yrs. bef. his d. insane, and to some extent this may palliate his ill carriage, and violence, that caus. him so many enemies. She was depend. on private charity in London 1677. Hutch. Coll. 514. he usually wrote his nam,e without final s. A question of slight value is raised, wh. was Ann Peters, on the list of Boston ch. mem. No. 104 "rec. from the ch. of Salem" bef. Nov. 1631. A curious extr. from a fugitive tract, call "Fresh Discovery of Newandering Blazing Stars and Firebrands" 1646, by the famous William Prynne (wh. suffer. so cruelly from sentence of the Star Chamber) in p. 33 of Ed.2, gives the subscript. 17 Aug. 1627, at Hugh peter to the Bp. of London, setting forth is submiss. to the Ch. of Eng. and for the governm. thereof by Archbps. and Bps. and the ceremonies in use, granting his full approbat. and allowance, and for the Bk. of Com. Prayer, the Liturgy, and what is in them cont. "subscribe with my heart and hand," and submit myself to your Lordship's pleasure. To wh. the learned barrister of Lincoln's Inn adds, "If master Peter be now of ano. judgement, it manifest either his gross ignorance, or temporizing then, or his levity now, and the he is as unsteady in his opinions, as in his eccentrics motion from place to place." Peter denied his master, and was not frightened by such animadversion. JOHN, Gravesend L. I. 1650. Thompson, RICHARD, Salem, perhaps eldest s. of Gilbert, by w. Bethia, had William, b. 11 Jan. 1688; and Richard, 5 June 1690. SAMUEL, Andover, s. prob. youngest of Andrew, m. 15 Dec. 1696, Phebe Frye, d. prob. of Samuel of the same, but I kn. no more. THOMAS, New London, younger br. of Hugh, of far milder temper, said to have been bred at Oxford, but on uncert. authty. was a min. in his native shire of Cornwall, whence driv. in 1643, by the royalist forces, he came next yr. to this country, assisted the younger Winthrop in


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his planta. 1646, hav. serv. bef. at Saybrook in the ch. yet contin. but short time,hav. been invited home by former parish, in 1646, and went next yr. Hinman, p. 61, mistakes Hugh for this br. as being with Col. Fenwick, at his first coming to Saybrook, whereas Thomas was not there so early as four yrs. aft. his sec. visit. But he obey. the guidance of Dr. Trumbull, common. safe. In the life of hugh Peter (a work wh. for its perpet.indifference to truth, and frequent bold violations of it. Farmer thought it hazardous to quote), the oldest br. of Hugh call. WILLIAM, is said to have liv. at Boston, and to have had s. John, Andrew Thomas, William, Samuel, and Joseph. After very diligent search, no William is found, either in Boston, or its vicinity; and I suppose this maybe regarded as one of the many inventions of that book. WILLIAM, Andover, s. of Andrew, prob. was k. by the Ind. 13 Aug. 1696. Six of this name had, 1834, been gr. at Yale and four at Harv. Coll.

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