Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
JOHN Wenham 1647, nam. in the will of Christopher Young as trustee with charge to take his s. JOHN, called a Welshman, Casco 1642, perhaps freem. of 1658, rem. to Kittery, was liv. 1684, aged 77. Willis I. 69. JOHN, Boston, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 13 July 1652; Sarah, 29 June 1654, d. same day; and Mary, again, 5 Aug. 1658; and the same, or ano. of the same name. by w. Sarah had John, 4 Mar. 1662. α *JOHN, Charlestown, perhaps br. of Henry, was a master mariner, m. 19 July 1655, Catharine, d. of John Anderson, had Catharine, b. 30, bapt. 31 Aug. 1662; Samuel, 16, bapt. 21 Feb. 1664; both d. early; Mehitable, 1, bapt. 2 July 1668; Abigail, 19 June 1670; Catharine, again, 23, bapt. 25 June 1672; John, 18, bapt. 23 Mar. 1673, d. at 2 yrs.; Mary, bapt. 14 Mar. 1676; Anderson, 11 July 1680; and henry, 4 Dec. 1681. He was freem. 1677, ar. co. 1680, its capt. 1685, rep. 1683-6. of the Comtee. of safety on the revo. against Andros, nam. in the new chart. of the Council, but by pop. vote chos. bef. and so contin. to 1716, col. of the milit. treas. of the Prov. Judge of the County Ct. and such serv. were successiv. enjoy. by him. His w. d. 24 Feb. and was bur. 2 Mar. 1699,[[vol. 3, p. 413]] aged 59; and soon after he bec. h. of Sarah, d. of John Stedman of Cambridge. wh. had succesiv. been wid. of John Brackett, Samuel Alcock, and Thomas Graves; and she outliv,him, tho. he did not d. until 20 Mar. 1726, aged 93 yrs. 9 mos. Abigail m. 4 May 1686, Cotton Mather, and d. 28 Nov. 1702. JOHN, Marshfield, m. 3 April. 1677, Ann Torry.
JOHN, Lynn, may have been s. of Charles of the same, by w. Hannah had John, b. 3 Dec. 1689; and Hannah, 6 June 1694; and he d. 29 Sept. foll. Lewis says, others of this fam. perhaps earlier, had sett. at Lynn. JOHN, Charlestown, s. of col. John, I think bapt. Anderson, was a mariner, m. 15 Aug. 1694, Mary, d. of Samuel Hayman, had Samuel, b. 18 Nov. 1695, d. soon; John, 15 Jan. 1697; Samuel, again, 21 Dec. 1699. His w. d. 6 Jan. 1702, and he m. 11 sept. foll. Ann, d. of col. Joseph Lynde, wid. of Isaac greenwood, had Abigail, b. 19 Apr. 1712, d.young; Anderson, 5 Feb. 1715; and Abigail, again, 31 Dec. 1716. JONATHAN, Watertown, s. of Rev. George of the same, m. 26 Jan. 1681, Sarah Holland, perhaps d. of Nathaniel, had Sarah, b. 14 Sept. 1682, d. at 6 yrs.; Elizabeth 27 Nov. 1684; Ruth, 28 Mar. 1687; Sarah, again, bapt. 4 Aug. 1689; Abigail, b. 22 Apr. 1693, d. young; Johnathan, bapt. 20 June 1697; Hannah, 23 Apr. 1699; George, 23 Feb. 1701; Nathaniel , 2 May 1703; and Benjamin, 8 Apr. 1705; perhaps posthum. for the f. d. 1704. his wid. m. 1 Jan. 1717, John Bemis.
JOSEPH, Newtown, L. I. 1686, then nam. by Gov. Dongan in his gr. of chart. but he had been a freeholder there for 20 yrs. Riker, He may have ben br. of Theophilus,but wh. shall discover their f. will be fortunate. JOSEPH, Providence, took o. of alleg. in May 1682. JOSEPH, Boston, by w. Bridget had Joseph, b. 7 May 1684; Benjamin, 18 Oct. 1685; and Nathaniel, 30 Mar. 1689; perhaps others. JOSHUA, Weymouth, s. of Nicholas, was a soldier, 1676, serv. on Conn. river under capt. Turner, perhaps, then ruin. his health, made his will 10 Apr. 1679, calling hims. 32 yrs. old, pro. 2 may next, in wh. he names br. Richard, and gives to sis. Experience King and Hannah White only, so that he left no w. nor ch. MARTIN, Medfield 1664. NICHOLAS, Dedham 1638, br. of Henry, rem. to Weymouth perhaps late in life, freem. 13 May 1640, had Experience, b. 8 May 1641; Caleb, 22 Jan. 1644; was deac. and d. Sept. 1672. his will of 2 June 1671, pro. 3 Oct. 1672, makes Richard his eldest s. excor, but wishes br. Henry to act as overseer, divides est. to his ch. Richard, Joshua, and Benjamin, Alice or Elizabeth Shaw, Experience King, hannah White and Abigail P.
NICHOLAS, Boston, m. 4 Dec. 1651, Hannah Salter, had Elizabeth b. 24 Feb. 1653; Hannah, 25 Nov. 1654; Nicholas, 26 Feb. 1657, d. 1 Aug. foll.; Nicholas, again, 12 May 1660; Abigail, 20 Feb. 1662; Sarah, 13 Apr. 1665; and thomas 19 Oct. 1667. He d. I imagine, in Apr. 1670, for Hannah, his wid. renders [[vol. 3, p. 414]] inv. 24th of that mo. He seems to have been a shopkeeper. NICHOLAS, Boston, butcher, by w. Philippa had Nicholas,b. 30 Nov. 1665; John, 3 May 1667, d. soon; John, again 21 June 1669; Joseph and Benjamin, tw. 14 May 1671; and Mary; 23 June 1674. NICHOLAS, Weymouth, s. of the last preced. prob. but possib. of the last but one, by w. mary had Mary, b. 29 Nov. 1690, d. soon; Mary, again, 24 Aug. 1692; Nicholas and Hannah, tw. 23 May 1697. PHILIP, Boston, may be that youth of 15 yrs. from Olney, Co. Bucks, arr. in the Hopewell, capt. Bundock, 1635, serv. to John Cooper, wh. sat down, prob. at Lynn, and went to L. I. had by w. Rachel at B.Susanna, wh. d. 14 Dec. 1651; Susanna, wh. d. 15 Aug. 1656; and David, b. 1 Mary. 1660; d. Oct. 1669, and admin. was giv. the mo. foll. to William Dennison of Milton in behalf of the eldest s. John and two other s. perhaps b. bef. he came to B. but his inv. was only L2. 16.
RICHARD, Weymouth, eldest s. of the first Nicholas of the same, by w. Mary, d. of Samuel Packard, had one ch. b. 7 Dec. 1657, not nam. in the rec. and may therefore be supposed to have d. soon; Mary, 21 May 1660, d. soon; Mary, again, 24 May 1661; Joshua, 10 May 1662; Nicholas, 30 Mar. 1664; Elizabeth 27 Nov. 1665; Richard, 20 Oct. 1667; and Samuel, 7 May 1670; was freem. 1678. Mitchell, in Hist. of Bridgewater, gives him w. Elizabeth d. of deac. Samuel Edson, besides Mary Packard. If he be correct, perhaps the sec. w. was Edson. SAMUEL, Taunton, m. 15 May 1676, a wid. Cobb, had Mehitable, b. 9 Jan. foll. SAMUEL, Rowley, s. of the first George, b. in Eng. 1625, at Boxted in Essex, if Prince II. 45, seem better authority, as usual, than Mather, who calls it Boxford, H. C. 1651, ord. June 1652, collea. with Ezekiel Rogers, m. Oct. foll. Sarah, d. of Samuel Appleton of Ipswich, had Samuel, b. Mar. 1654, d. young; Sarah, 7 Feb. or 14 Mar. 1656, wh. m. Stephen Mighill; Samuel, again, 13 or 23 Mar. 1658; George, 23 Nov. 1659; Elizabeth 16 Nov. 1661; Ezekiel, Feb. 1663; all three d. soon; George, again, 3 June 1664, H. C. 1686, bef. ment.; Elizabeth 2 Aug. 1665, wh. m. 7 Nov. 1683, Rev. Edward Payson, and d. 1724; Dorcas, 1667; Mary, Feb. 1668; and John, 23 Oct. 1670. The last three also d. soon. He d. 22 Apr. 1696, and his wid. d. 15 July 1713, aged 85.
SAMUEL Boston 1681, disting. as a bookseller, in Thomas, Hist. of Print. II. 411, and John Dunton in the curious book of his Life and Errors; m. Hannah, d. of capt. Benjamin Gillam, had Hannah, b. 8, bapt. 12 Mar. 1682; Gillam, b.25 Sept. 1686, but not bapt. bef. 6 Oct. 1695; Faith; Samuel, bapt. 28 May 1693; Ann, 30 nov. 1701; and Henry, 25 Feb. 1706, prob. H. C. 1724; and he d. Oct. 1720, aged 58. Hannah, the eldest ch. m. 4 Jan. 1700, David Anderson of Charlestown,and next, 8 July 1703, Habijah Savage of Boston; Gillam m. Mary Faneuil; Faith m. June 1710, Arthur Savage; Samuel was drown, near home. [[vol. 3, p. 415]] on return from London; Ann m. Peter Butler; and Henry d. 1729, at Rochelle in France, confident, thot. to be that unhappy man, wh. k. his intimate company. Benjamin Woodbridge on Boston common in a private duel. SAMUEL, Boston, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 21 Mar. 1682; Ann, 20 May 1685; William, 1 Apr. 1688; and Bridget, 4 Feb. 1692.
SAMUEL, Salem, s. of Rev. Samuel of Rowley, a goldsmith, m. 26 May 1687, Mary, d. of Rev. John Emerson of Gloucester, had, beside three ds. Samuel, b. 28 Feb. 1690, H. C. 1708, min. of Andover; and John, 22 June 1701. his w. d. 24 Oct. 1703, and he m. 27 Apr. foll. Sarah Mayfield, a wid. and had only Patience, 8 Aug. 1706. THEOPHILUS, Newtown, L. I. 1672, had prob. been sev. yrs. on the isl. perhaps as early as 1663, gr.s. of Rev. George, as Riker thot. but wh.could be his f. I have sought in vain for sev. yrs. m. Ann, d. of ralph Hunt, had Theophilus, b. 15 May 1673; William, 28 June 1676; and Philip, 27 Dec. 1678. Riker says he had two more was. but he names no issue. He was a very useful man; in 1676 chos. to one town office, and next yr. town clk. to his d. 26 Jan. 1689. To me it once seemed highly prob. that he was s. of Rev. George, the first, but Riker 105, suppos. him gr. ch. of wh. tho. improb. is very great, yet greater do I reckon the improb. of his being the s.
For THEOPHILUS, s. of George the first, by fam. tradit. of wh. I have transcript, and fell almost certain that it is correct, m. 3 Nov. 1666, Bethia Bedell (or some other name exceeding. hard to be made out from the fugitive memoranda of fam. tradit. in conjunct. with the indistinct chirogr. of the old rec. that in this m. perhaps gives the name Keedell), by wh. he had Bethia, b. 21 Dec. 1668. His w. d. 15 Mar. foll.and he m. 21 Nov. 1677, Mary Bennett, had Samuel, 20 Feb. 1680; Benjamin, no date; Mary, 16 Sept. 1684, d. soon; Mary, again, 15 nov. 1685; Theophilus, 24 June 1688; Jonathan, bapt. 13 July 1690; John, b. 10 Dec. 1692; Elizabeth no date; Lydia, 20 June 1695; Obadiah, 22 Feb. 1698; Joseph, 4 dec. 1702; and David, 15 Dec. 1707; and d. 1717. his wid. Mary liv. at Hopkinton, with her s. theophilus, and d. 3 Dec. 1730. THOMAS, Pemaquid 1674, and per-= haps his s. of the same name, there took o. of fidel. or one may have been br. ano. s. of William. THOMAS, Boston, perhaps s. of Nicholas of the same, by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 7 Sept. 1690.
TIMOTHY, Charlestown, freem. 1690, was s. of henry of Dedham, m. 18 Apr. 1681, wid. Mary Smith, had Mary, bapt. 12 Oct. 1682; Timothy,b. 24 Dec. 1686, bapt. 22 Jan. foll.; Ann, 24 Mar. 1689; Sarah, 30 Aug. 1691; John, 14 July 1694; and Mary; and he d. 7 May 1712. Perhaps he liv. in boston, but had est. in C. giv. by his f.'s will. WALTER, Wiscasset 1661, b. it is said, a. 1619, was at Salem 1689, perhaps driv. from the E. by the Ind. hostil. is call, sen. when made freem. 1690; resid. at [[vol. 3, p. 416]] the vill now Danvers, and was liv. 1700. WILLIAM, Taunton 1643, and prob. some yrs. earlier, as he was among purch. 1637, in his will of 16 Apr. 1654, calls hims. "threescore yrs. and ten at the least," out of his small est. gives w. Elizabeth and s. James, who was excor, but if he d. without issue, then to childr. of his d. Elizabeth w. of James Walker. Bay-= lies II. 267, 282; and Genal, Reg. V. 260 comp. with VI. 93 and 95.
WILLIAM, Hartford 1639, perhaps earlier, but not an orig. propr. d. aft. May 1653, leav. wid. Ann, but no ch. as is thot. for in her will of 31 Mar. 1668, pro. 6 Nov. 1669, she disposes of est. of wh. the val. was L391, to her br. John Rogers, as well as br. Samuel Young, both in Eng. L100 ea. to Mr. John Hooker (I suppose he was br. of Rev. Thomas), liv. in Old Eng. L10 if he come to liv. in N. E. to Mr. Samuel Hooker L10, and to his sis w. of Rev. John Wilson of Medfield, L10. Without doubt she or her h. was relat. of famous Hooker. WILLIAM, Charlestown, with w. Mary adm. of the ch. 23 Sept. 1639, freem. 13 May 1640, had Phebe, b. 7 Apr. 1640; Nathaniel, 5 Feb. 1642; Mary, 17 Feb. 1644. His w. d. 1 May 1646, and he rem. to Boston, m. Susanna, wid. of Christopher Stanley, and by her, wh. d. 16 June 1655, had there prob. William, Elizabeth and Sarah. On 10 Sept. 1650, he had his w. made separ. wills, and hers was pro. 2 Aug. 1655, in wh. reciting, that he had confirmed to her for sole dispos. what was her h. Stanley's she gives to her d.-in-law, Mary field (by me conject. to be w. of Robert, and d.of Stanley by a former w.), to d. Martha, or mary Thurston, w. of Richard; d. Rebecca Lord, w. of Robert; to William, Nathaniel, Elizabeth Phebe, and Sarah Phillips, called her s. and ds. tho. part were by the former w. and to Elizabeth w. of William Aspinwall, prob. some relat. beside provid. if any childr. of her br. or sis. came over, L6 ea. and all the resid. to her h. The s. William prob. d. young. By a third w. Bridget he had John, b. 18, bapt. 21 Sept. 1656, d. next Aug.; Samuel, 16 Mar. 1658; and William again, 28 jan. bapt. 5 Feb. 1660. He had large prop. in lands and mills at Saco, liv, there many yrs. was made ana officer in the milit. and magistr. in 1663, confirm. in the same buy royal commisnrs. 1665, a major in 1675, when he well defend. his place against assault by Ind. wh. however burnt the ho. came back to Boston to reside; made his will, 29 Sept. 1683, pro. 13 Nov. foll. recites, that hav. portioned four ds. little est. but land was left, however, as w. Bridget had brot. him good est. that to William, her younger s. who had been then four yrs. in captiv. with the Spaniards, and to her elder Samuel, three fourths of the Saco lands and mills, were devis. his d. Elizabeth m. 6 July, Abiel Everitt; and next, 1 Apr. 1660, John Alden; Phebe had m. 26 July 1659, Zechariah Gillam.
WILLIAM, Boston, a mariner, called jr. to disting. him from the lieut. preced. tho. prob. not s. m. 24 [[vol. 3, p. 417]] Oct. 1650, Martha Franklin, had William, b. 13 Jan. 1652, wh. may have d. young; and Martha, 10 Mar. 1654 Prob. his w. d. bef. long, and by ano. w. Joan, he may have had William, again, 8 Aug. 1671, wh. was a butcher, and the same or ano. WILLIAM, of Boston, possib. s. of the major, by w. Deborah had William b. 17 Nov. 1690; and Sarah, 28 Dec. 1692. ZECHARIAH, Boston, ar. co. 1660, by w. Elizabeth had (if we accept the truth of the rec.) Zechariah, wh. d. 2 Sept. 1652; Zechariah, wh. d. 4 Sept. 1652; Zechariah, again, d. 24 July 1654; Zechariah, again, b. 5 Mar. 1657, d. young; Elizabeth 29 June 1661; Sarah, 7 Sept. 1662; Zechariah, again, 22 Oct. 1664; Joseph, 4 Sept. 1669; and Hannah, 31 July 1671. He was k. by the Ind. 2 Aug. 1675, when the part under capt. Edward Hutchinson, going by appointm. to treat a. peace, was treacherous. as our side said, cut off. ZOROBABEL, Southampton, L. I. 1663-73, I judge to be the eldest s. by sec. w. of George the first, tho. fam. geneal. does not indicate his resid. nor give any thing of him but the b. He m. at S. Ann, wid. of John White, who had been of Lynn bef. the sett. there. I once presum. that the two uncles, Zorobabel and Theophilus, being of L. I. drew thither Rev. George, their neph. but some facts appear irreconcil. with this presumpt. Twenty of the name had, twenty yrs. since, been gr. at Harv. and very few at other N. E. coll.
PHILPOT, THOMAS, Watertown 1642, fell insane 1647, but liv. at Salem 1668, well eno. to petitn. against taxes, and was, says Bond, a pauper in 1674. WILLIAM, Boston 1645, called saltmaker, on adm. to the ch. 29 Nov. of that yr. m. 16 or 26 Dec. 1651, Ann, wid. of George Hunn.
PHINNEY, FINNEY, or FENNYE, ISAAC, Medfield 1657. JOHN, Plymouth, by w. Christian, wh. d. 9 Sept. 1649, had John, b. 24 Dec. 1638, bapt. at Barnstable 31 July 1653, and perhaps others, rem. to Barnstable, m. 10 June 1650, Abigail, wid. of Henry Coggin, wh. d. 6 May 1653, and for third w. 26 June 1654, Elizabeth Bayley, had Jonathan, 14 Aug. 1655; Robert, 13 Aug. 1656; Hannah, 2 Sept. 1657; Elizabeth 15 Mar. 1659; Josiah, 11 Jan. 1661; Jeremiah, 15 Aug. 1662; and Joshua, Dec. 1665. Hannah m. the sec. Ephraim Morton. JOHN, Barnstable, s. of the preced. m. 10 Aug. 1664, Mary Rogers, had John, b. 5 May 1665; Melatiah, Oct. 1666, d. next yr.; Joseph, 28 Jan. 1668; Thomas, Jan. 1672; Ebenezer, 8 Feb. 1674; Samuel, 4 Nov. 1676; Mary, 3 Sept. 1678; Mercy, 10 July 1679; Reliance, 27 Aug. 1681; Benjamin, 18 June 1682, bapt. 16 Sept. 1683; Jonathan, 30 July 1684, bapt. 26 July 1685; Hannah, 28 Mar. 1687, bapt. 7 Apr. 1689, d. young; and Elizabeth bapt. 10 May 1691. JOSIAH, Barnstable, br. of the preced. m. 19 Jan. 1688, Elizabeth d. of the first Joseph Warren.
ROBERT, Plymouth, prob. br. of John the first, and perhaps elder, came with his mo. I suppose, for the rec. says "mo. Feney d. 22 Apr. 1650, aged upwards of 80, "m. 1 Sept. [[vol. 3, p. 418]] 1641, Phebe Ripley, was deac. 1667, and d. 7 Jan. 1688, near 80, and his wid. d. 9 Dec. 1710, "suppos. 92 yrs. old." ROBERT, Barnstable, s. of John the first, d. 1690, in the wild crusade of Phips against Quebec.
PHIPPEN, FITZPEN, FIPPEN, FIPPENNY, or PHIPPENNEY, Benjamin, Boston, blockmaker, s. of David, b. in Eng. by w. Wilmot had David, b. 6 Nov. 1651; Sarah; Benjamin, 6 Apr. 1654, d. soon Benjamin, again, 15 July 1656; James; Rebecca; Mary; Thomas; John; and Joseph. He had sec. w. Elinor, and d. a 1678. Tradit. says his ch. all rem. to Stratford, and at least, James, Sarah, Rebecca, and Mary were there. DAVID, Hingham 1635, was from Weymouth, or Melcombe Regis in Co. Dorset, and s. of Robert, perhaps br. of George the rector of St. Mary's, Truro, who in that ch. set up a tablet in honor of his oldest br. Owen, for rescuing hims. with great boldness from slavery, after seven yrs. serv. in an Algerine corsair, and d. 17 Mar. 1637, as may be read in the vol. of Cornwall in Lyson's Magna Britannia. He brot. w. Sarah, ch. Joseph, Rebecca, Benjamin, Gamaliel, Sarah and George; and here had John, b. July 1637, d. soon; John, again, July 1640, d. soon; was freem. 3 Mar. 1636, rem. to Boston 1641, and d. bef. 31 Oct. 1650, when his will was pro. His wid. m. George Hull of Fairfield. Rebecca m. George Vickary; the other d. m. Thomas Yeo. Geneal. Reg. VII. 233, has abstr. of his will. Whether Judith, a maid of 16, wh. came in the Planter, 1635, from Stepheny parish, London, were a relat. is not to be suggest. with any grounds of conject. DAVID, Salem, s. of Joseph the first, a shipwright, m. 26 June 1672, Ann, d. of Thomas Cromwell of Salem, wid. of Benjamin Auger, had David, b. 14 Apr. 1673, d. bef. his f.; Thomas, bapt. Aug. 1675; Ann, 19 May 1678; Cromwell, 5 Oct. 1679; Joseph, Aug. 1681; Jane, 7 Oct. 1683; and the last three d. bef. the f.; Abigail, 2 Aug. 1685; and Elizabeth May 1689. Bef. 1700 he rem. to Boston, and soon after to Casco Bay, where he had made great purch. of ld. E. of Presumscot riv. and was k. by the Ind. Aug. 1703.
GAMALIEL, Boston, br. of Benjamin, by w. Sarah Purchase, had Sarah, bapt. 30 Dec. 1649, at 6 days old; Gamaliel, b. 12 Mar. 1652, d. in few mos.; Hannah, bapt. 31 July 1653, of whose b. the surv. copy of town rec. in one place gives the date 25, ano. 29 of that mo. (such are the vexatious incongru. of official docum.); Rebecca, b. 12 Feb. 1657; Elizabeth 10 Aug. 1659; Ann, 28 Apr. 1666; and Mehitable,; beside a sixth d. and two s. wh. d. young. He d. bef. 1670. Sarah m. first Robert Haughton, and next, Benjamin Smith; Hannah m. William Gibson; Rebecca m. Job Prince; Elizabeth m. a Spencer; Ann m. 16 May 1686, William Wheeler; and Mehitable m. Thomas Ford. GEORGE, Boston 1659, a mariner, youngest br. of the preced. m. in London, and by w. Elizabeth had two s. four ds. in 1683 was liv. at Hull in Boston bay.
JAMES, Stratford, s. of [[vol. 3, p. 419]] Benjamin of Boston, had Benjamin, James, and a d. wh. all had fam. JAMES, Hull, s. of George, had ds. Sarah, Elizabeth and Joanna. *JOSEPH, Hingham 1637, s. of David, prob. the eldest, b. in Eng. m. Dorcas Wood, had a ch. bur. 27 Apr. 1642; Joseph, bapt. Aug. 1642; Mary, 5 Mar. 1644; rem. to Boston and was made freem. that yr. had Sarah, b. 4, bapt. 9 Feb. 1645; David, bapt. 4 Apr;. 1647, a 7 wks old; Samuel, 6 May 1649, 7 days old; and Elizabeth b. 10, bapt. 20 June 1652, d. next yr. He had been, a yr. or two bef. at Falmouth very active, constable 1661, yet in 1658 had a quarrel at Scarborough with Foxwell; and was rep. but sett. 1665 at Salem where he was in good repute, made his will 21 July 1687, in wh. his w. and five ch. are name and d. soon aft. Willis I. 140. His d. Sarah m. 24 Sept. 1669, George, Hodges of Salem; and had Sarah, as in Essex Inst. II. 151. JOSEPH, Falmouth, s. of the preced. m. Mary Standford, had Joseph. His w. d. early, and he took sec. w. Seaborn, or Sibborn, Gooding, or Goodwin, 22 Dec. 1670, had Daniel, b. 20 Dec. 1671; Samuel, 20 Sept. 1674; Sarah, 8 Oct. 1676; Dorcas and John, tw. 22 Dec. 1678; Israel, 17 July 1681; Rachel; and Ann. He prob. had been driv. by Ind. hostil. some yrs bef. to Salem, or Lynn,of wh. last place he is titled, when freem. 1680. By third w. m. 14 Apr. 1686, Damaris, wid. of Thomas Searle, he had three more ch. of wh. the last was Benjamin, b. 29 Sept. 1688; and d. 1710. Wilis II. 8. SAMUEL, Salem, s. of Joseph the first, m. 1 Feb. 1677, Rachel Guppy, had Samuel, b. 12 Dec. 1677; John, 4 Oct. 1679; Stephen, 9 May 1681; Rachel, 5 Aug. 1683; John, again, 25 Dec. 1685; Nathaniel, 4 Aug. 1687; Sarah, May 1691; Rachel, again, 11 Sept. 1693; and Joseph, 9 Feb. 1697; and d. Feb. 1718. THOMAS, Salem, s. of Benjamin prob. or perhaps of the sec. David, tho. less likely, m. Mary, eldest d. of Timothy Lindall. One Judith P. aged 16, came in the Planter from London 1635, with James Hayward, wh. m. her. Both were sev. of Nicholas Davis of Charlestown.
PHIPS, or, in mod. days, PHIPPS, JAMES, from Bristol, eng. a gunsmith, sat down near the mouth of the Kennebeck riv. bef. 1649, hav. had very many ch. by the same w. 21 s. and 5 ds. in all, if credulity be sufficiently dilated to embrace the story, one of the youngest, the celebr. Sir. William (Equival. to all the s. in the opin. of his biogr.), being b. 2 Feb. 1651, this latter fact being more prob. than the numb. wh. however Mather asserts in two places, Magn. II. 38 and III. 165. tho. in the sec. place, we are naturally led to distrust his assert. by the manner of its introduct. to the support of his enormous marvel of John Serman's Felicity. Had he once more declared it, he would perhaps have accompan. his story with some incident to compel disbelief. Whether ten or twenty of the boys were b. on the other side of the water, he d. when William [[vol. 3, p. 420]] was young, and his mo. liv. yet the name of no. of no other s. exc. John, or d. exc. Mary, Margaret, and Ann. was ever told. Of twenty-one s. the regard for males in nine cases out of ten, so greatly exceed, that for females, we are justify. in looking for the names of more than two, especial, as three out of the five ds. count. by Mather, find place in his will of their br. the Gov.
JOHN, Reading, by Eaton classed among the early sett. of wh. it is desira. to kn. more, that something might be said beyond guess, that he was b. at Charlestown. Had any date been affex. we should be able to conject. that he was, or was not, that JOHN, s. of James, wh. had John, prob. b. near the mo. of Kennebeck wh. accomp. his uncle William 1686, in search of the treasure ship. No more is kn. of him. But some amus. tradit. as to the defeat of testamenta. benefact. to the s. by Sir William, may be read in Morse, who would make up for such injustice, by giv. to his s. Jeddediah near ten yrs. longer life than belong. to him. Such is the tendency to magnify old age. *SAMUEL, Charlestown, s. of Solomon of the same, taught the gr.sch. m. 8 Aug. 1676, Mary Phillips, d. of Henry, wh. d. early; and by sec. w. Catharine had Samuel, bapt. 21 May 1682, d. soon; and Samuel, again, 10 Feb. 1684; was rep. 1692, at the first sess. under new chart. Reg. of deeds, and Clk. of the County, and d. at the age of 70, Aug. 1725. Very strange seems the error of Farmer, in his Memoir of Grad. of H. C. making Gov. Danforth's d. Mary his w. when she belong. to his br. Solomon.
SOLOMON, Charlestown 1641, carpenter, was adm. of the ch. 15 Jan. and freem. 18 May 1642, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 23 Apr. 1643; Solomon; Samuel, H. C. 1671, bef. ment.; Mehitable, wh. d. 15 July 1657; Mehitable, again, 10 Dec. 1657; and Mehitable, again, 6 June 1659, if my transcrip. of rec. be right; Joseph, bapt. 13 Oct. 1661; and perhaps others; d. 25 July 1671, aged 52. His will of 4 May 1670 makes w. Elizabeth extrix, provides for the s. Samuel at coll. Solomon, and Joseph, beside d. Elizabeth Ray and her ch. d. Mary, mean. perhaps Solomon's w. and her ch. yet unb. The wid. d. 1 Nov. 1688. SOLOMON, Charlestown, s. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Dept. Gov. Thomas Danforth, and they join, the ch. 3 Apr. 1670, was freem. 11 May foll. had Mary, b. 3 July 1670; Solomon, 10 Jan. 1675; Thomas, 22 Nov. 1676, H. C. 1695, I think (tho. Farmer gave him to Samuel, as he had also his mo.); Elizabeth 27 Feb. 1681; Jonathan, 7 Jan. 1683; Elizabeth again, 5 Jan. 1684; and it is observ. that this fam. used pp. in its name punctiliously, while single p. served for the Gov. He d. suddenly, tho. I see not the date. Opposite cause may be read in Morse, 195, who makes the Bapt. regard it as a judgm. upon him for purch. ld. taken from one of their commun. for paym. of a fine; but Phipps hims. said "he was bewitched," and his opin. is equally to be respected in our days. α WILLIAM, Boston, s. of James, b. says his panegyrist, [[vol. 3, p. 421]] "at a despicable planta. on the riv. Kennebeck," wh. is by Folsom, a soberer writer, said to be on the W. side, now Phipsburg, m. Mary, wid. of John Hull (not the mint-master), d. of Roger Spencer of Saco, but had no ch. was driv. by Ind. hostil. to Boston 1676, and I discov. him there in command of a trading vessel, 1677; he prevail. by his earnest desire to hunt up a Spanish wreck, in getting, 1683, a king's ship, the Algier Rose, and in a contempo. Memoir of Sir John Brampston (s. of the old judge, who sat in the immortal cause of John Hampden for the ship money), I find this condensed descript. of him, as "a sea capt. who was will skill, in mathemat. and had acquaint. hims. in India with some that had the art of diving; having some guess where the ship perished, apprehend. he could recov. the treas." Good luck attend. his undertak. but a mod. Eng. author of distinct. wh. ascrib. to him the invent. of a diving-bell for his purpose, ought to know that Edward Bendall had used his diving-bell successful. in Boston harbor, near eight yrs. bef.
Sir William was b. and may read in Winthrop Hist. of N. E. that the noble machine was next yr. employed at St. Kitts. For his success he was knight. by James II. 28 June 1687, and after his return here, was made, by Andros, Sheriff of N. E. Happi, he join. the ch. of Cotton Mather 8 Mar. 1690, was freem. a fortnight later, and, as his spiritual guide exulting. tells, was bapt. 23d of that mo. this being almost a yr. after the revo. against that power that made him sheriff, and in May 1690 he conducted the little attack, by only seven hundred men, on the French of Nova Scotia, with success, and was chos. an Assit. at the ensuing elect. The great expedit. that sail. in Aug. foll. against Quebec, was project. by him, "as well formed an enterprise," says Mather, "as perhaps was ever made by the N. E." tho. in this, the world's opinion has not concur. He was not content to have the nautical control merely, in wh. his experience could have been useful, but, with greater generosity than skill or propriety, assum. the direction of the land forces, thereby saving the reputa. of Walley, our ch. milit. officer, to the injury of his own. on the failure of this Quixotic campaign, he went to London, 1691, with intent. to seek aid from the new king in ano. attempt upon the bulwark of French empire in the world; but was most lucki. divert. from that pursuit, by the appointm. as Gov. in the new chart. on the recommend. of Increase Mather to the king. With Mather and the chart. he arr. at Boston 14 May 1692, but his incapac. was soon discern. and in two yrs. for indecent or boisterous conduct he was recall. from the prov. to London, and there d. 18 Feb. 1695. A monum. to his mem. stands in the ch. of St. Mary Woolnoth.
In Mass. the history of his admin. is the melancholy monum. for his public breach of the peace was a scandal that never before any other ch. magistr. and the horrible delusion of the witch-[ [vol. 3, pp. 422-423, missing in the orig. electronic version were provided by Warren C. Wetmore, May 8, 1999] ] [[vol 3, p. 422]] craft tradegy, tho. not imput. to him, might by him have been partially restrain. if not effect. counteract. As he never had a ch. the preposterous fable never heard of bef. this generat. that Sir Constantine Phips, the Tory lawyer, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, was his s. and the progenit. of Lord Mulgrave of the last century, may be duly esteem. It must be regret. that so respectab. an author as Smiles in his enumerat. of disting. mem. of the peerage, should have adopt. so fabulous an origin for the Normanby fam. See Self Help, p. 169. With his com. in May 1692, I have prefer. to close the enumerat. of N. E. early sett. because he brot. new people to fill offices, and succeed. emigr. may too much be thot. to have come for the same purpose. The sturdy puritan race may almost universal. be count. as earlier inhab. See Gillingham, as perhaps the latest of the prior sett. His wid. m. 9 Oct. 1701, Peter Sargent. Her neph. Spencer Bennett, H. C. 1703, took the name of Phips, had William, H.C. 1728, and was lieut. Gov. of the Province, d. 4 Apr. 1757, aged 71. Nine of this name, of single and double p. had, in 1832,been gr. at Harv.
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