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

Volume #3
Plympton - Poole

 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.

PLYMPTON, PLIMPTON, HENRY, Boston, d. prob. early in 1653, for his inv. was brot. in 3 Feb. of that yr. JOHN, Dedham 1642, perhaps br. of the preced. came prob. some yrs. bef. for Dr. George Alcock of Roxbury, in his will of 22 Dec. 1640, calls him his serv. meaning apprent. may be the freem. of 10 May 1643, printed Plunton; by w. Jane (prob. d. of Richard Dummer, brot. from Eng. m. 13 Mar. 1644) had Hannah, b. 1, bapt. 16 Mar. 1645; John, 21 Mar. bapt. 5 Apr. 1646, d. soon; Mary, 9, bapt. 16 Apr. 1648; John, again, 16, bapt. 23 June 1650; Peter, bapt. Mar. 1652; and the foll. at Medfield of wh. only dates of b. appear; Joseph, 7 Oct. 1653; Mehitable, 15 Sept. 1655; Jonathan, 23 Nov. 1657; Eleazer, 20 Feb. 1660, d. soon; Eleazer, again, 3 or 7 May 1661; Rhoda, 2 Feb. 1663, d. soon; Jane, 2 or 3 June 1664, d. soon; and Henry, 9 Jan. 1666, wh. d. 4 Jan. 1668; but they were not doubt bapt. like the earlier. He rem. aft. the gr. war began, I suppose, to Deerfield, where he was serj.; his s. Jonathan was k. by the Ind. 18 Sept. 1675, at Bloody Brook, and the f. was tak. two yrs. and one day aft. d. of Jonathan, by the Ind. carr. towards Canada, [[vol. 3, p. 448]] and k. one report says, by burn. at the stake. The Hampsh. Prob. rec. take notice 1678 of his wid. Jane, and that the ch. were to have the lds. all rem. in few yrs. to the old setlem. near Boston. His wid. m. 16 Mar. 1679, Nicholas Hide; Hannah m. 31 Jan. 1665, Nathaniel Sutliffe; Mary m. 14 Nov. 1671, Nathaniel Johnson; Mchitable m. 28 Sept. 1676, Ephraim Hinsdale, 

JOHN, Medifeld, s. of the preced. was of Mosley's comp. Dec. 1675, m. 2 Jan. 1678, Elizabeth Fisher, d. of John, and had John b. 17 Mar. 1680; Henry, 20 Jan. 1685; his w. d. 13 May 1694, and he for sec. w. m. 28 Feb. 1696, Sarah Turner, and had Sarah, b. 28 Dec. 1700; and Elizabeth 29 Sept. 1702. The f. d. 13 Jan. 1704. JOSEPH, Medfield, br. of the preced. m. 3 Nov. 1675, Mary Morse, perhaps d. of Daniel, and had Joseph, b. 15 Mar. 1677; Jonathan, 28 Apr. 1680; Jeremiah, 8 Nov. 1683; and Mary, July 1692. The f. d. 20 June 1702. PETER, Hatfield 1670, br. of the preced. aft. 1677 had abandon. Deerfield, m. at Hadley 1677, Mary Mundan or Munden, d. or Abraham; had Hannah, b. 1679, and Mary, 1681; and he d. at Marlborough 27 Mar. 1717. PETER, Sudbury, s. of Thomas,m. 8 Nov. 1720, Abigail Thompson, and had Abigail, b. 23 Oct. 1721; Thomas, 17 Apr. 1723; and Jane, 11 Apr. 1725. The f. d. 14 Sept. 1743. ROBERT, New London, was chos. to office 24 Feb. 1681, and d. bef. 13 July 1686. THOMAS, Sudbury 1643, by w. Abigail, d. of Peter Noyes, had Abigail, b. 30 Sept. 1653; Jane, 18 Aug. 1655; Mary, 20 Nov. 1656; Elizabeth 23 Dec. 1658; Thomas, 12 May 1661; Dorothy, 3 Oct. 1664; and Peter, 4 Jan. 1667, and was k. at Sudbury fight, 21 Apr. 1676. His d. Jane m. 14 Jan. 1677, Joseph Derby; Mary m. Matthew Stone; and Elizabeth m. 29 or 31 May 1683, John Locke. Elizabeth perhaps sis. of Thomas, as both were legatees of the grand m. Agnes Bent, came with Peter Noyes, f. of Abigail, w. of Thomas Plimpton, from London to Boston, 12 Apr. 1639, in the Jonathan, bef. 8 July 1652 was w. of John Butter of Sudbury, and d. so 15 May 1689.

POCHER, GEORGE, Braintree, d. 29 Sept. 1639.

POCOCK, JOHN, a soldier in the list of k. by the Ind. at Hadley, 19 Oct. 1675, may be misspell. of Peacock.

POD, DANIEL, Ipswich 1642. SAMUEL, Ipswich, came in the Susan and Ellen,aged 25, from London.

POLE, GEORGE, Plymouth, or perhaps Yarmouth 1646, with Anthony Thacher, was, as Drake, Book of the Ind. p. 20, tells, on a committee against tobacco. Possib. the name had double o.

POLLARD, GEORGE, Salem, bef. 1646, says Felt. In his will of 13 May, pro. 31 Dec. 1646, he is call. of Marblehead. JOHN, Boston, eldest s. of William the first of the same, by w. Deliverance, had Hannah, [[vol. 3, p. 449]] b. 15 Aug. 1668; William, 1 Feb. 1671 and perhaps by sec. w. Mary, d. of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, m. at Taunton 24 Dec. 1673, had John, 20 Mar. 1676; Mary, 8 Mar. 1678; Samuel, 16 Jan. 1680; but no more is to be learn. JONATHAN, Boston, br. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Edward Winslow of the same, had Benjamin, b. 6 Jan. 1696; and Ann. 22 Jan. 1698; but the rec. tells no more. SAMUEL, Boston, br. of the preced. by w. Mary, had Mary, b. 22 Nov. 1673, and nothing more is seen. 

THOMAS, Billerica, s. of William of Coventry, Co. Warwick, m. Nov. 1692, his cous. Sarah, d. of Edward Farmer of the same, had ten s. and five ds. and d. 4 Apr. 1724, and his wid. d. 3 May 1725. The ch. were Mary, Edward, Barbara, Thomas, William, John, Sarah, Joseph, Oliver, Sarah, again, Nathaniel, James, Walter, Elizabeth and Benjamin, and we must in vain regr. that dates are not giv. WILLIAM, Boston, innholder, by w. Ann had John, b. 4 June 1644; Samuel, 24 Jan. 1646; Hannah, 10 Jan. 1649; William, 20 Mar. 1653; Elizabeth 13 Jan. 1655; Joseph, 15 Mar. 1657; Sarah, 20 Oct. 1659; Benjamin, 22 Apr. 1663; Ann, 18 Oct. 1665; Jonathan, 12 Apr. 1666; and David, 18 Apr. 1668; the last with eight others were bapt. at one time in O. S. ch. 26 June 1670. He made his will, 15 Oct. 1678, republ. it 16 Apr. 1686, pro. 3 June foll. in wh. he names eldest s. John, but to other s. and ds. gives L10 ea. without naming, and appoints w. Ann, with Ann, with Arthur Mason Excors. One Ann P. at Boston prob. his wid. d. Monday, 6 Dec. 1625 in 105th yr. it is said, in Franklin's N. E. Courant of Saturday foll. tho. something exagger. as we kn. from her testim. less then twelve yrs. bef. that she was 89. Aft. this age, and even bef. people are too apt to grow old. She was wont to tell, that she went over in the first boat that cross. Charles river, in 1630, to what is now Boston, that she was the first that jump. ashore, etc. Of that exact truth of this pleasant myth, the possib. is not to be denied; but I would fully learn three points -- the name of the sh. in wh. she arr. and wh. brot. her; and still more import. is her maiden name. Tradit. has not ascertain. the fact, and possib. it was not worth adding, whether she was the only one of her sex, that cross from Charlestown in the first boat. Small deduct. from the full tale of 105 yrs. will anybody make on looking at the portrait tak. (when she is call. 100 yrs. 3 mos) in 1721, Preserv. in the Historical Society's Collect. tho. to have liv. near 58 yrs. aft. her eleventh ch. was b. ought to have satisf. the appetite of any decent worshipper of tradit. without being. her over in Gov. Winthrop's comp. Still a dozen or two of yrs. could easily be spared, if the circumstance of the young maiden's jumping from the boat on approach, the shore in Boston harbor, had made stronger impression on her mind, then the petty concomit. of time and fellow-passeng. in cross. [[vol. 3, p. 450]] the sea or the river. 

WILLIAM, Boston, s. of the preced. ar. co. 1679, by w. Margaret had William, b. 21 Dec. 1687, prob. d. soon; and William, again, 2 Apr. 1690. He was gr.f. of col. Benjamin, Sheriff of the co.

POLLEN or POLAND, JOHN, Wenham, by w. Bethia had John, b. 6 Oct. 1657; and Joseph, 12 Dec. 1661.

POLLY, or POLLEY, GEORGE, Woburn, m. 21 May 1649, Elizabeth Winn, perhaps d. of Edward, had John, b. 16 Dec. 1650; Joseph, 25 Dec. 1652; George, 4 Jan. 1656; Elizabeth 14 Apr. 1657; Samuel, 24 Jan. 1661, d. in 2 wks.; Hannah, 6 Apr. 1662, d. same day; Hannah, again, 28 June 1663; and he d. 22 Dec. 1683. GEORGE, Woburn, s. of the preced. m. 24 Oct. 1677, Mary Knight, prob. d. of John of the ch. of Charlestown, had George, b. 11 Oct. 1678; Joseph, 24 Aug. 1680; Mary, 25 Nov. 1682; Elizabeth 5 Aug. 1684; Sarah, 30 Oct. 1686; Abigail, 17 Mar. 1689; Hannah, 21 Mar. 1691; Ebenezer, 20 Oct. 1693; Miriam, 31 Oct. 1695; and Mercy, 21 Feb. 1698. JOHN, Roxbury, perhaps br. of the first George, had Mary and Sarah, tw. bapt. 2 June 1650; Hannah, 15 Feb. 1652; Abigail, 4 June 1654; Bethia, b. 12, bapt. 20 Feb. 1659; and Susanna, 22 Dec. 1661. His w. Susanna D. 30 Apr. 1665; and he by sec. w. Hannah had Rebecca, b. 7 Aug. 1668; and Joanna, 7 Mar. 1670. This w. d. 8 June 1684, and he m. 3d w. Jane Walter, wh. d. 24 Oct. 1701. He d. 2 Apr. 1689, aged 71. Hannah m. 10 May 1670, Isaac Curtis; Abigail, on the same day, m. John Lyon; and Susanna m. 23 June 1683, Samuel Weld. JOHN, Woburn, s. of the first George, by w. Mary had John, b. 21 May 1686; Matthew, Mar. 1689; Abigail, 29 Apr. 1692; Thomas, 13 Oct. 1694, d. at 6 mos. Thomas, again, 10 Oct. 1696; and Sarah, 12 Oct. 1702. SAMUEL, Woburn, br. of the preced. by w. Priscilla had Samuel, b. 3 Oct. 1689; Jonathan, 16 July 1691; Jacob, 23 Feb. 1694; and Priscilla, 11 Dec. 1696.

POMEROY, POMROY, PUMMEY, or PUMRY, CALEB, Northampton, s. of Eltweed, m. 8 Mar. 1665, Hepzibah, d. of Jeffery Baker, had Hepzibah, b. at Windsor, 27 July 1666, d. young; and at N. had Samuel, 29 May 1669; Abigail, 26 Oct. 1671; Hepzibah, again, bapt. 19 Jan. 1673; Ebenezer, 15 Mar. 1674, d. at 25 yrs.; Caleb, 3 May 1677, d. young; Eldad, 6 Dec. 1679; Hannah, 4 July 1682; Mercy, 20 Sept. 1684; and Sarah, 6 Aug. 1687; was freem. 1674, printed Pumbrey in Paige's list, and he d. 18 Nov. 1691. His wid. m. 1705, Walter Lee. 

ELTWEED, Dorchester, by Dr. Harris Mark. as of 1630, and if so, came prob. in the Mary and John, freem. 4 Mar. 1633, rem. a. 1636 or 7 to Windsor, carr. Mary wh. d. 1640; John, wh. d. 1647; and Eldad, all b. prob. at D. of wh. the two former d. at W.; had at W. Medad, bapt. 19 Aug. 1638; Caleb, 6 Mary, 1642; Mary, again, 21 Apr. 1644, d. under 15 yrs.; Joshua, 22 Nov. 1646; and Joseph, 20 June 1652. His [[vol. 3, p. 451]]

 

w. d. 1655, and he m. Lydia, wid. of Thomas Parsons, rem. 1672 to live with his s. Medad at Northampton, there d. in Mar. 1673. His s. Eldad d. unm. 1662, hav. been adm. freem. of conn. 1658, and betroth. to Susanna, only ch. of Henry Cunliffe. Whence the ancest. came is uncert. Tradit. long assert. the birthright of Devonsh. but a less gen. tradit. offers the claim to a hamlet far distant in the N. within two miles of Burnley, Co. Lancaster, and some claim is put forth in favor of Wales. the Christian name is variously distort. Some make this s. to have the same name as his f. or rather call the f. Eldad. Others write it Eldred, wh. might easily be mistak. in the old engrossing hand. Edward sometimes is proposed, and Eltweed more commonly appears than any other, but to me it seems the double e. was meant for oo. JOHN, Salem 1660, mariner, was lost at sea, says tradit. and his inv. then tak. was very small. JOHN, Salem, m. 22 July 1674, Mary Cowes, had Mary, b. 13 Oct. 1677; Elizabeth 5 May 1680; Rachel, 29 Nov. 1681; John, 4 Nov. 1683; and Susanna, 20 Feb. 1686, d. in few yrs. and only one ch. was liv. in June 1691, when w. Mary admin. JOHN, Boston, shipwright, made his will 14 Apr. 1690, bound to sea, and gave his prop. to Mary Brookings, prob. d. of John, wh. prov. it 13 Nov. 1691. he was no doubt, a young, unm. man, prob. engag. to m. the devises. JOSEPH, Westfield, youngest s. of Eltweed, m. 20 June 1677, Hannah, d. of Richard Lyman. of Northampton, had Joseph, b. 1 Sept. 1678, d. in few wks.; Hannah, 13 Dec. 1679, d. in few days; Hannah, again, Jan. 1681. d. young; Elizabeth 7 Feb. 1682. d. next yr.; Abigail, 5 Feb. 1684; Medad, 4 Nov. 1686; John, 11 July 1688, d. in few days; Hannah, again, 2 Apr. 1694; beside sec. Joseph, Noah, and Sarah, of wh. one or more may have been b. at Colehester, or come bef. Hannah. He was freem. 1680, but rem. to Colchester, where are descend. JOSHUA, Northampton, br. of the preced. m. 20 Aug. 1672, Elizabeth d. of Richard Lyman, wh. d. 22 May 1676, had John, b. 2 May 1674, d. soon; Joshua, 24 Sept. 1675; Elizabeth 1677, d. young; Nathaniel, 9 Mar. 1680; Abigail, 23 July 1682, d. young; Lydia, 3 Mar. 1684; and John, 1688, d. young; all exc. the first two by sec. w. Abigail, youngest d. of Nathaniel Cook of Windsor, m. 9 Jan. 1677. He rem. 1683 to Deerfield, and d. 16 Oct. 1689. His wid. m. David Hoyt, suffer. in the destr. of D. 29 Feb. 1704, was carr. to Canada, but came back, and had third h. Lydia, the d. also came back from Canada, m. Nathaniel Ponder of Westfield; and both the s. were suffers, tho. in diff. degr. Nathaniel was k. by the Ind. 16 July 1698; and Joshua was carr. from D. with his sec. w. Esther, wh. was k. by the Ind. the day aft. capt. on their way to Canada, whence he got back, and liv. at Dorchester, had third w. Repent, wh. d. 22 July 1714, and he got a fourth w. *MEDAD, Northampton, br. of the preced. m. 21 Nov. 1661, Experience, d. of Henry Woodward, had John, b. 24 Aug. 1662; Joseph, 24 Dec. 1664, d. next yr.; Mehitable, 3 July 1666; Ebenezer, 30 May 1669; Joseph, again 26 June 1672; Medad, 19 June, 1674, d. soon; Eliakim, 10 Aug. 1675, d. next yr.; Mindwell, July 1677; Thankful, 31 May 1679; Mary, 15 [[vol. 3, p. 452]] Feb. 1684; and John, again, 30 May 1686, d. with his mo. 8 June foll. He m. the next 8 Sept. Abigail, d. of Elder John Strong, Wid. of Rev. Nathaniel Chauncy, had Samuel, 16 Aug. or Sept. 1687, Y. C. 1705; and his w. d. 15 Apr. 1704. For third w. he had 24 Jan. 1705. Hannah, wid. of Thomas Noble the first of Westfield. He was a blacksmith, freem. 1671, many yrs. town clk, deac. and rep. 1677, 83, 4, 6, 90, and 2, and d. 30 Dec. 1716. Distinc. for public serv. attach. to most of the s. Samuel, the youngest, was min. of Newtown, L. I. join. the Presbyt. commun. and was active inextend. the influence of that name; as fully told in Riker's Hist. Joseph was f. of Rev. Benjamin, Y. C. 1733, of Hebron; Ebenezer, the Sheriff of Hampsh. one of his Majesty's Counc. for the Prov. foll. the trade of a blacksmith, as did his s. Col. Seth, a hero of the early day of our Revo. who, in his will 1777, gave "to my s. Quartus my bick iron, wh. his gr.gr.f. made 105 yrs. ago. He is the fourth smith in the fam. and Quartus is his name." 

RICHARD, Salem, 1671. THOMAS, whose name is writ. Pummery, was of Portsmouth, m. bef. 1679, Rebecca, d. of William Brooking of the same. Eight of his name, had in 1834, been gr. at Yale, one at Harv. and ten at other N. E. coll.

POMFRET, WILLIAM, Dover 1640, was early town, clk, and lieut. d. 7 Aug. 1680. His d. Martha m. William Dame; and ano. d. m. Thomas Whitehouse.

POND, DANIEL DEDHAM, Perhaps s. of the first Robert, may have been b. in Eng. freem. 1690, d. Feb. 1698. His first w. was Abigail, d. of Edward Shepard of Cambridge, prob. had sev. ch. but by ano. w. Ann, wh. surv. some of the foll. may have come: John; Ephraim, bapt. 6 July 1656; William; Daniel, both, 26 Apr. 1663; Robert, 11 Aug. 1667; Caleb; and Jabez; seven s. beside Abigail, who m. Ralph Day; Hannah Devotion, prob. w. of John; Rachel Stow dec.; and Sarah, unm. at the d. of f. EPHRAIM, Wrentham, s. of the preced. m. 6 Jan. 1686, Deborah Hawes, had Ephraim, b. 21 Oct. 1686; Daniel, 22 Sept. 1689; Deborah, 13 Sept. 1693; and Samuel, 29 Dec. 1695; and d. 22 Dec. 1704. ISAAC, Windsor, prob. s. of Samuel of the same, m. 10 or 20 May 1667, Hannah, d. of John Griffin, had Hannah, b. 10 Feb. 1688; and he d. 15 Nov. next yr. JOHN, s.of one of Winthrop's old neighb. came 1630 with the Gov. as also did a br. whose name is not ment. when the Gov. in the first letter aft. arr. to his eldest s. at Groton, directs him to tell "old Pond" both his s. are well. and remember their duty. 

JOHN, Wrentham, s. of Daniel of Dedham, by w. Hannah, wh. d. 2 Jan. 1692, had Daniel, b. 2 Apr. 1690; and by w. Rachel, had Hannah, 16 Mar. 1694; and Rachel, 19 Oct. 1695. ROBERT, Dorchester, tho. not found in the list of Dr. Harris, was there to partake, 1638, [[vol. 3, p. 453]] in div. of Cow commons, d. 1637; his inv. is dat. 27 Dec. of that yr. and his wid. m. Edward Shepard of Cambridge. His derivat. was from Co. Suffk. and he may have been that br. of John, ment. in one of the first lett. of Gov. Winthrop His d. May was call eleven yrs. of age when her mo. join. Cambridge ch. wh. may be an ascert. day. She m. John Blackman. ROBERT, Milton, s. prob. of the preced. b. in Eng. adm. freem. 18 May 1642, by w. Mary Ball from Bury St. Edmunds, Co. Suffk. had Mary, b. 14 July 1657; Martha, 13 Apr. 1660; and ano. ch. possib. that Sarah wh. m. Desire Clap; and he d. bef. mid. life. His wid. m. 3 July 1663, Nicholas Allen, or Ellen, outliv. him, and m. Daniel Henshaw. 

ROBERT, Wrentham, s. of Daniel, by w. Joanna had Ann, b. 2 Oct. 1689; Sarah, 30 Sept. 1692; Robert, wh. d. 28 May 1694; and Robert, again, 18 May 1695. SAMUEL, Windsor, by w. Sarah, m. 18 Nov. 1642, had Issac, b. 16 Mar. 1646; Samuel, 4 Mar. 1648; Nathaniel, 21 Sept. 1650; and Sarah, 11 Feb. 1653; and he d. 14 Mar. 1655. His s. Nathaniel was k. with his capt. Marshall in the great Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675. Sarah m. Jonathan Hayt. or Hoyt, wh. sett. at Guilford. SAMUEL, Branford 1668, sign. the planta. and ch. covenant, and may therefore be thot. of ano. fam. or possib. was s. of the preced. He m. 1670, Miriam, d. of Thomas Blatchley of B. THOMAS, perhaps, for the surname is doubtful on the rec. of the customho. and by Mr. Hunter thot. as near to Pount as Pond, a passeng. in the Elizabeth and Ann, from London, 1635, aged 21. See the later read. of Geneal, Reg. XIV. 313. 

WILLIAM, Dorchester 1648, perhaps s. of the first Robert of the same, b. in Eng. m. Mary, d. of George Dyer, had Samuel, wh. d. 2 Oct. 1657; Elizabeth and Martha, tw. 17 Feb. 1658, both d. in few days; Judith, 16 Oct. 1659; Thankful, 15 Jan. 1662; George 20 Jan. 1666; and Mindwell, 24 Aug. 1667; and perhaps William; was constable 1659, and d. 4 Apr. 1690, call. serg. and Judge Sewall says he d. suddenly. His wid. it is said, d. 16 Feb. 1711. Thankful m. 17 Nov. 1682, Philip Withington, and d. 23 Dec. 1711. Rebecca P. aged 18, came in the Bevis from Southampton, 1638, one of the serv. of Christopher batt. of the city of Salisbury. Of this name two had been gr. at Harv. one at Yale, and six at other N. E. coll. in 1826.

PONDER, JOHN, Westfield, m. 26 June 1668, Temperance, d. of Thomas Buckland, had Susanna, b. 11 Mar. 1669; John, Nov. 1670, d. young; Mary, 30 Sept. 1672; Elizabeth 3 Feb. 1675; Nathaniel, 3 Sept. 1677; John, again, 11 Mar. 1680; Thomas, 5 Mar. 1682; Martha, 27 Feb. 1684; and Sarah, 28 July 1686, d. at 4 yrs. He d. 1712, and his wid. d. 27 Oct. 1732.

PONTON, or PONTING, RICHARD, Boston, a husbandman, adm. of the ch. 28 Dec. 1649, had been bound, 1 Jan. 1641, for eight yrs. with his [[vol. 3, p. 454]] own assent, to John Read of Braintree, rem. to Hartford 1662, freem. 1663, d. or rem. bef. 1669

PONTUS, WILLIAM, Plymouth 1633, in 1643 not in the list of those able to bear arms, i. e. under the age of 60, d. 9 Feb. 1653, have. made his will 9 Sept. 1650, leav. two chl. only, with very small est. Mary wh. had m. 31 Oct. 1645, James Glass, and next, 1657, Philip Delano; and Hannah, wh. had m. 18 Dec. 1644, John Churchill, and next, 25 June 1669, Giles Rickard, and d. 22 Dec. 1690.

POOLE, POOL, or POLE, BENJAMIN, Weymouth, s. of Edward, was a soldier on Conn. riv. in Philip's war, 1676, and of him I hear no more. EDWARD, Newport 1638, prob. was of Weymouth most of his days, had Samuel, Isaac, Joseph, Benjamin, John, Sarah, and Jacob, nam. in this order in his will of 22 Aug. 1664, of wh. his w. was Extrix. pro. 16 Sept. foll. of wh. other three last were minors, and prob. Samuel the eldest. See Geneal. Reg. XII. 12 and 13. The w.'s name is not seen. ELIZABETH, Taunton 1637, the chief cause of build. at T. was maiden sis. of William, and elder than him, of a good fam. in heraldry, as well as religion, may be regard. as one of the most decid. proofs of the deep roots that puritanism had attain. in Eng. She d. 21 May 1654, aged 65. hav. made her will four days bef. in wh. John, eldest s. of her br. was nam. Excor. Abstr. of it is in Geneal. Reg. V. 262. See Winthrop I. 252. 

HENRY, Boston, d. 14 Sept. 1643; may have been inf. ISAAC, Weymouth, s. of Edward, by w. Elishama had Margeret, b. 24 Aug. 1669; and perhaps others not on rec. or he may have rem. JOHN, Cambridge 1632, went to Lynn bef. 1638, when he had there 200 acres, and last of Reading, where his w. Margaret d. 29 Apr. 1662, and he d. 1 Apr. 1667. His will of 14 Feb. preced. made Jonathan his s. Excor. names other ch. Mary, and her h. Matthew Edwards, and her ch. Mary, Sarah, and Elizabeth also s.-in-law, William Barrett, whose w. Sarah (d. not of testat. but of Richard Champney) was d. also her ch. John and Lydia; also gr.ch. John, Sarah, and Mary P. wh. I presume to be ch. of his s. Jonathan; and lastly br. Armitage, and his three s. sis. Armitage and cous. Godfrey Armitage, and his w. and two ch. beside Mr. Dane of Andover, and his w. whose relationship is less appar. 

JOHN, Boston 1670, s. of William, merch. freem. 1673, with prefix of respect. was disting. says Baylis I. 287, as an officer in Philip's war, yet possib. by that author mistake. for the Reading gent. He m. 28 Mar. 1672, Elizabeth d. of Gov. Brenton, not Benton, as in Geneal. Reg. V. 402. His w. was bapt. as the O. S. ch. rec. shows "at a ch. meeting at her ho." a very uncommon favor, if not unexampl. bef. that, in our country, and John, Elizabeth and Courtney, his and her ch. were bapt. some days aft.; William, 11 Jan. 1680; and Jane, 12 Nov. 1682. Bef. that time no ch. [[vol. 3, p. 455]] in N. E. had been bapt. exc. on the Lord's day, as Sunday was call. in law and popul. usage. JOHN, Weymouth, s. of Edward of the same, by w. Eliz had Susanna, b. 17 Dec. 1679; and by w. Joanna had Hannah, 24 Oct. 1687; and Joanna, 21 Dec. 1688. 

JOHN, Beverly, a carpenter, m. Sarah, wid. of Richard Woodbury, wh. d. 13 Nov. 1716, had Jonathan, b. 1694; Miriam,, 1695; Robert, 1697; Ebenezer, 1699; and Joshua, 1700; rem. to Gloucester, and had Caleb, 1701; and John, 1703. For sec. w. he had Deborah Dodge, d. prob. of Samuel, but she d. 1 Feb. 1718; and his third w. Elizabeth Holmes, perhaps d.; of John of Salem, d. 13 July 1720; and he took fourth w. in May 1721, Abigail Ballard of Lynn, says Babson, and had Return in 1722; and Abigail, 1725; and he d. 19 May 1727. *JONATHAN, Reading, s. of the first John, had Sarah, b. 22 July 1656; Judah, a d. 1 Sept. 1658, prob. d. young; Mary, 21 Aug. 1660, d. next yr.; Mary, again, 14 Nov. 1662; and prob. a John; was much valu. in Philip's war, a capt. under major Appleton at Hudley, and Presid. of the counc. of war in the winter of 1675-6, rep. 1677, d. 24 Dec. 1678 aged 44. JOSEPH, Weymouth, s. of Edward, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 6 Dec. 1674; Mary, 20 Jan. 1681; Benjamin, 9 Feb. 1683; Margaret, 22 Apr. 1688; and by w. Mary had Abigail, 30 June 1690. RICHARD, New London, d. a 20 Apr. 1662, without w. or ch. gave his est. to w. and childr. of George Tongue. 

SAMUEL, Boston, adm. of the ch. 19 June 1642, call. merch. with prefix of respect, had Ann, bapt. 7 Aug. next a. 8 days old; yet I kn. nothing more of him,unless he were that capt. wh. m. Silence, d. of Rev. Peter Saxton of Scituate, wh. d. bef. 1 Oct. 1651; or perhaps of Reading, where Eaton calls one early sett. by his name. SAMUEL, Weymouth, s. prob. eldest of Edward, by w. Mercy had Mary, b. 20 Nov. 1668. *WILLIAM, Dorchester, perhaps as early as 1630, yet most remarkable is it, that he was at Taunton sev. yrs. aft. 1637, there call. capt. rep. 1641, being br. of the patron saint of that newer town, but in rec.of D. describ. as town, clk. ten yrs. and oft. sch. master, while we do not learn whether these functions were fulfil. bef. he went or aft. his return, or partly both. My opinion is that not long aft. the d. of his sis. from whose will we learn more than by all other means a. his fam. he came back to D.and pass. the last 18 or 20 yrs. Certain. at D.he had Theophilus, b. 27 May, bapt. 3 June 1660, and his may render prob. that his elder s. and ds. John, Nathaniel, Timothy, Mary, and Bethesda, were b. at T. He d. at D. 24 Feb. 1675, aged 81; and his wid. wh. had been m. as early, I judge, as June 1638, perhaps Mary, d. of John Richmond, d. near the end of 1690. Timothy was drown. at T. 15 Dec. 1667; of Nathaniel nothing is heard exc. in the will of his aunt Elizabeth and it may be that he d. young; nor is more told of Theophilus [[vol. 3, p. 456]] than his b. and bapt.; Mary was sec. w. of Daniel Henchman, and Bethesda Poole (whose f. show. his relig. we may regret, more than his judgm. in taking for the d.'s name that of the intermit. fountain, of wh. the power is so beautiful. told in the narrat. of the evangelist) m. 1686 John Filer, as his sec. w. He had s. William, wh. was bapt. 20 June 1658 at Roxbury. Baylies derives the fam. from Taunton in Co. Somerset. WILLIAM, Brookhaven, L. I. 1680, perhaps was s. of the preced. Thompson.

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