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

Volume #3
Preston - Provender

 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.

PRESTON, DANIEL, Dorchester, came from London in the Elizabeth and Ann, aged 13, s. of William, sent in Apr. as the f. would follow in few mos. freem. 1665, by w. Mary, had Mary, b. a. 1645; and Daniel, 7 Oct. 1649; was chos. selectman 1675 and oft. aft. deac. and d. 10 or 12 Nov. 1707, aged 85. Mary m. 28 May 1662, Eleazer Fawer. DANIEL, Dorchester, s. of the preced. freem. 1690, was rul. Elder, had Mary, b. 1 Sept. 1675; John; Remember, 4 Nov, 1678; Abigail; Deliverance; Elizabeth 5 Jan. 1687; Daniel, 15 Aug. 1689, d. soon; Relief, d. soon; Daniel, again, Dec. 1693; and d. 13 Mar. 1726 in 77th yr. His w. Abigail, d. of John Jackson of Cambridge, d. 24 Apr. 1723 in 75th yr. EDWARD, New Haven, prob. s. of William, may have been tw. br. of Daniel, sent over by his f. in the Christian, the first sh. from London in that yr 1635, aged 13, to prepare, no doubt, for his foll. perhaps had relat. in Dorchester, or other place neighb. to Boston where all the vessels came; and aft. the f. and his fam. went off to N. H. may have cont. in this quarter, certain. in 1643, 4, and 5 was of Conn. not N. H. and at Boston, by w. Margaret, had William, b. 30 Jan. 1652; Mary, 1 Jan. 1654; Elizabeth 1655; and perhaps others; was a propr. 1685. ELIASAPH, Stratford 1669, of William of New Haven, had perhaps liv. there some yrs. as he was then made freem. rem. to Wallingford, m. Elizabeth eldest d. of John Beach of W. there was the first deac. and d. 1705, aged a. 70, said the exagger. of the new comers, when he was only 62. 

HACKALIAH, Woodbury, tw. br. of the pred. if Cothren, as seems almost certain, be corr. m. 20 Apr. 1676, Emma, d. of Thomas Fairchild of Stratford, had William, b. 21 Mar. 1677, Hannah, bapt. Aug. 1680; Lydia, Nov. 1682; Sarah, Nov. 1683; Jehiel, Oct. 1686; Emma, Mar. 1688; and Remember, Oct. 1691. He d 20 Nov. 1692; and his wid. d. Feb. 1733. JEHIEL, Stratford, may be br. of the preced. had Samuel, b. 1663, selectman, 1669, rep. 1676. JOHN, Boston, m. 28 May 1661, Susanna, wid. of Robert Read of Hampton, was liv. 1668, but Farmer ment. a JOHN of Boston, d. 6 June 1663. 

JOHN, [[vol. 3, p. 483]] Hadley, had gone as a soldier in Turner's comp. from the E. part of the Col. in Philip's war early in Apr. 1676, was in the Falls fight of May, in 1678 m. Sarah Gardner, perhaps d. of Samuel, had eight ch. all of wh. d. under age, exc. John, b. 1686; and Sarah, 1693. JOHN, Andover, by w. Sarah, had John, and Thomas, tw. wh. d. 17 and 18 Mar. 1691, prob. soon after b. and John, again, wh. d. 17 June 1699, and perhaps others. JOSEPH, New Haven, a propr. 1685, may have been gr.s. of William, tho. it may not. be kn. wh. s. was his f. or he may have been a resid. much earlier, and h. of that Mary wh. had there bapt. Hackaliah and Eliasaph, tw. 9 Apr. 1643; Joseph, 24 Jan. 1647; Mary, and Sarah, not perhaps tw. 24 July 1664. ROBERT, New Haven 1646, had been serv. of Richard Church, was single, when he made his will, 1648, in wh. no ment. of any relat. of his name is to be seen. ROGER, Ipswich 1648, a tanner, came in the Elizabeth from London 1635, aged 21, d. perhaps at Lynn, 20 Jan. 1666. SAMUEL, Andover, m. 27 May 1672, Susanna Gutterson, and tho. her d. is not ment. this same man, m. 2 Apr. 1694, Sarah Bridges. At Andover is rec. the m. of Nicholas Holt, 21 May 1666, with "wid. Preston," wh. may have been mo. of Samuel, but wh. was his f. is beyond my kn. THOMAS, Danvers, then call. Salem vill. freem. 1690, had m. 15 Apr. 1669, Rebecca, d. of Francis Nurse, had Rebecca, b. 12 May 1670; Mary, 15 Feb. 1672; John, 20 Nov. 1673; and Martha, 21 Oct. 1676; and he d. 1697. His w. was d. of that sad Rebecca, execut. as a witch; and his only s. John was early lost on a fishing voyage. 

WILLIAM, Dorchester 1635, came in the Truelove, the latest of seventeen sh. from London to Boston that yr. aged 44, with w. Mary, 34, and four ch. Elizabeth 11; Sarah, 8; Mary, 6; and John, 3; rem. to New Haven in season to be among first subscr. of the compact, 1639; and there had Jehiel, bapt. 14 June 1640; Hackaliah, and Eliasaph, tw. 9 Apr. 1643; and Joseph, 24 Jan. 1647. I suppose mo. of these latter ch. was a d. of Robert Seabrook, wh. gave his s. Jehiel P. and Thomas Fairchild, jr. his home lot. He prob. d. not long after date of his will, 9 July 1647, in wh. he speaks of childr. of the first and sec. w. but does not enable us to disting. them, and by conject. I should make of the ch. brot. from Eng. the greater part if not all by first w. three s. and three ds. Edward, Daniel, John, Elizabeth Sarah, and Mary; but of the ds. refers to one as w. of Joseph Alsop, prob. Elizabeth to ano. as w. of William Meeker, prob. Sarah; and we, therefore, may well suppose that Mary was then unm. His wid. Mary m. Thomas Kimberly. He owned est. in Giggleswick, Co. York, in the most W. part of the W. Riding. In that parish of the hill country were b. the parents of the celebr. William Paley, and of its high sch. his f. was master. Sev. towns in Eng. are call. Preston; and out of nine persons of [[vol. 3, p. 484]] this name gr. in 1830 at N. E. coll. three were of Yale and one of Harv.

PRETIOUS, or PRETIOS, CHARLES, Boston, blacksmith or nailer, m. 17 Nov. 1653, Rebecca Martin, had Mary, b. 16 May 1654; and I hear of him no more, exc. as one of the debtors 1655 to est. of Joshua Foote in Geneal. Reg. IX. 137, there pervert. to Presus.

PRICE, DAVID, Dorchester, freem. 7 Dec. 1636. JAMES, Watertown, s. of William of the same, by w. Sarah, had Josiah, b. 30 Mar. 1706; Mindwell, 27 June 1708, and Abigail, 3 July 1719; and d. 4 Mar. 1756, in that part of W. now Weston. The name is oft. spell. Priest. JOHN, Salem, s. of Walter of the same, m. Jan. 1674, Sarah, d. of Henry Wolcott of Windsor, had only s. Walter, b. 17 May 1676, H. C. 1695; was freem. 1677, rep. 1679 and aft. the revo. 1689, d. 13 Aug. 1691, and his wid d. 1698 in her 49th yr. The s. Walter was a man of distinct. capt. in the col. service 1708. JOHN, is the name of a soldier in Gallop's comp. 1690, but resid. is unkn. JOHN, Watertown, br. of James, may have sett. Bond thinks, at Lancaster. JOSEPH, Salem, k. by the Ind. 15 Dec. 1675, in the Narrangaset fight, says Felt II. 505; but whose s. he was is not told; yet possib. of Walter. JOSEPH, Watertown, br. of James, m. 25 Dec. 1701, Margaret, d. of Richard Child, had Margaret, b. 3 Oct. 1702; Joseph, 4 Sept. 1704; Hannah, 20 Mar. 1707; John, 9 Dec. 1711; Joshua; James; Mehitable, 18 Mar. 1719; and Jonas, bapt. 20 Nov. 1726; and d. 28 Apr. 1756. MATTHEW, Charlestown 1654, of wh. I kn. only that by w. Elizabeth he had Joseph, b. 23 Mar. 1656, and he was a householder in 1658. Perhaps he was of Salem 1668 to sign memorial against impost with Walter and sons. RICHARD, Boston, ar. co. 1658, m. 18 Aug. 1659, Elizabeth Cromwell, d. of Thomas, the prosperous privateersman, had Thomas, b. 22 July 1660; Joyliffe, 2 Mar. 1662; Elizabeth 10 Feb. 1664; and Richard, 26 Mar. 1667, was freem. with prefix of respect, 1664. RICHARD, Boston, m. 6 May 1662, Grace, d. of Gamaliel Waite, had Ebenezer, b. 6 Apr. 1663; and Richard, 9 Apr. 1664. ROBERT, Northampton, had Sarah, b. 1678; Mary, 1681; Elizabeth 1683; and John, 1689; rem. to Deerfield, and thence, again, 1715. 

THEODORE, Salem, eldest s. of Walter, m. 1 Aug. 1667, Ann Wood, had Elizabeth b. 19 Jan. 1670; and Ann, 23 July 1671, in wh. yr. he was lost at sea. His inv. was taken 10 Apr. foll. His wid. m. 12 Nov. 1673, Dudley Bradstreet of Andover; and Elizabeth m. 14 Dec. 1686, rev. Thomas Barnard of the same. 

WALTER, Salem 1641, merch. from Bristol Eng. brot. w. Elizabeth and 6 Mar. of next yr. they unit. with the ch. freem. 27 Dec. 1642, had Elizabeth bapt. 13 Mar. 1642; Theodore, Nov. 1643; Ann, 11 Jan. 1646; Hannah, 30 Jan. 1648; William, 24 Mar. 1650; Samuel, 12 Mar. 1654; and Walter, 16 [[vol. 3, p. 485]] Mar. 1656; was highly esteem. rep. 1665, and d. 5 June 1674, aged 61; yet Coffin says he was b. 16 May 1620. His will, made 21 May preced. names w. Elizabeth and s. John, excors. ment. s. William, gr.ch. Elizabeth and Ann P. Elizabeth and John Croade, ds. Elizabeth Ruck, Hannah Veren, and Ann Bradstreet, but this last was not his own ch. but had been wid. of his s. Theodore. His wid. d. 11 Nov. 1688, aged 73. Of Samuel I hear nothing. Besides Theodore, William and Walter were lost at sea. Elizabeth m. 17 Mar. 1659, John Croade, and next John Ruck, misprint. Burke, in Essex Inst. Hist. Coll. II. 127; and Hannah, m. 4 May 1670, Hilliard Veren. 

WILLIAM, Watertown, m. 9 Apr. 1657, Mary Marblehead, had William, b. 4 May 1658; Matthew, 16 Apr. 1660; Mary, 8 Nov. 1662; John, 18 Mar. 1665; Sarah, 27 Sept. 1667; Benjamin, 22 Feb. 1670; Grace, 1 Aug. 1672; James, 15 Mar. 1675; Joseph, 2 Nov. 1677; Elizabeth 20 Mar. 1680; and Hannah; and he d. 30 Oct. 1685. His will made five days bef. as pro. 15 Dec. foll. It nam. w. and s. John, excors. Hannah m. 24 Dec. 1702, Thomas Sanderson. Sometimes his name appears Priest. WILLIAM, Groton, eldest s. of preced. of wh. Bond could tell no more, but that he sat down on ld. at G. belong. to his f.

RICHARD, or PRITCHARD, BENJAMIN, Milford, 1713, may have been s. of Roger. HUGH, Gloucester 1614-45, rem. to Roxbury, freem. 18 May 1642, had, by w. Elinor, Abigail, a d. acc. the town rec. but as I read the ch. rec. s. Abiel, bapt. 26 Dec. 1641; Zebediah, b. 17, bapt. 22 Oct. prob. d. soon; Phebe, bapt. 20 Oct. 1644, in ch. rec. call. a d. very naturally, but in the town rec. acc. to old rec. s. b. 13 Oct. without a name; and a ch. without name, bur. 10 May 1649 was of ar. co. 1643, rep. 1643, 4, and 9, capt. 1647, and went home, prob. in 1650. In giv. deed of his est. some yrs. later, his attys. describe him as of Broughton, Denbighsh. wh. perhaps was the place of his nativity. Bef. the gen. introd. of surnames, the progenit. of this fam. would be represent. ap Richard, i. e. s. of Richard. JOHN, Topsfield, s. perhaps of William, was freem. 1686. JOSEPH, Milford, perhaps s. of Roger, d. a. 1676. 

NATHANIEL, Springfield, s. of Roger, m. 4 Feb. 1652, Hannah, d. of George Langton, wh. d. 1690, and he m. 1691, Hannah, wid. of Samuel Davis of Northampton, and rem. from S. to New Haven, there d. 11 Nov. 1710, had only one ch. wh. d. under age, and the wid. d. 1711. RICHARD, Yarmouth 1643, was with w. Ann and d. Templer, adm. 29 July 1660 of the ch. at Charlestown, d. 8 Mar. 1669 at great cage. His will of 22 Jan. preced. names w. Margery, d. Hannah, w. of Richard Templer, wh. was made extrix. and her ch. James, Samuel, and Deborah, gr.ch. Hannah, w. of Alexander Stewart; and her ch. James, and John; beside Richard, s. of Richard Taylor; perhaps ano. gr.ch. and [[vol. 3, p. 486]] possib. it was meant Templer. ROGER, Springfield 1643, freem. 13 Apr. 1648. His w. Frances d. 1651, and he rem. 1653 to Milford, m. 18 Dec. in that yr. Elizabeth wid. of William Slough, d. of James Prudden, rem. thence to New Haven, there d. 26 Jan. 1671. Alice, perhaps his d. at S. m. 18 Feb. 1645, William Bradlee of New Haven; and Joan, perhaps ano. d. m. at N. H. 1 Sept. 1647, John Lumbard of S. 

WILLIAM, Lynn 1645, Ipswich in 1648, bec. one of the first sett. of Brookfield, was clk. of the writs, had William, John, Joseph, and Samuel, was serg. of the mil. and with s. Samuel, at the same time that Edward Hutchinson fell, was k. by the Ind. 3 Aug. 1675. Oft. the serg.'s name is call. Joseph; it is not ment. In Wheeler's Narr. and by Coffin, 389, in a list almost offic. he is John. Inv. of his est. in Mar. 1676, is found; and Nov. 1690, John of Topsfield, and Joseph of Amesbury convey. to their br. William the est. at B. wh. was of their f. and br. Samuel, dec. WILLIAM, Suffield, s. of the preced. had two ws. nam. Elizabeth and a third Rebecca, wh. in Feb. 1698 had admin. of his est. His three ch. William, b. 1684; Elizabeth 1690; and William, again, 1691, all d. young.

PRIDE, JOHN, Salem 1637, there had a gr. of ld. was a brickmaker in 1641, d. a. 1647. JOHN, Pemaquid, wh. took o. of fidel. to Mass. 22 July 1674, may have been s. of the preced.

PRIEST, DEGORY, Plymouth 1620, d. in few days aft. land. from the Mayflower, on 1 Jan. 1621; and his w. wh. was, says Gov. Bradford, sis. of Mr. Allerton, and their childr. came after. He was formerly thot. the first m. of any of the Leyden exiles, but the rec. there shows that his intent was pub. 4 Oct. 1611, and the m. with Sarah Vincent, wid. of John of London, 4 Nov. foll. and we kn. that both Isaac Allerton and his sis. had a few wks. earlier been m. I obs. on the Dutch rec. that aft. hear. of the d. of Priest so early at P. his wid. m. 13 Nov. of that same yr. one, wh. was, in my opin. the Cuthbert Cuthbertson, wh. brot. her and the ch. in the Ann. He had been adm. a cit. of Leyden 16 Nov. 1615, then call. a hatter, no other of his friends exc. Bradford and Allerton hav. enjoy. that distinct. EMANUEL, Marblehead 1668, kn. only as sign. with JOHN, perhaps his br. against impost. JAMES, Weymouth, freem. 10 May 1643, and tho. twice insert. in the list, we may be confid. as the same carelessness attaches to two other names, that only one man is intend. had James, b. 8 May 1640; and by w. Elizabeth had Lydia, b. 12 Feb. 1658, d. young; and Lydia, again, 16 Mar. 1662; and d. at Salem, 1664. JOHN, Weymouth 1657. 

JOHN, Salem, m. 25 Feb. 1673, Elizabeth Gray, had Elizabeth b. 20 Jan. 1680. JOHN, Woburn, had Elizabeth b. 12 Sept. 1679; John, 1 Nov. 1681; Daniel (Bond, 911, has Hannah) 19 July 1686; and perhaps others. WILLIAM, Watertown 1672, perhaps by w. Leah had William, wh. d. 3 Dec. 1688; [[vol. 3, p. 487]] and William, again, b. 7 Nov. 1689. But Bond leaves it in no doubt that the name was Price, wh. see.

PRIME, JAMES, Milford a. 1654, propound. for freem. in 1669, and d. 1685, leav. wid. s. James, d. Sarah, w. of Thomas Prior, and Rebecca, wh. m. 1 Apr. 1677, Walter Smith. Among proprs. in 1713 was JAMES, s. of the preced. wh. had s. James and other ch. and perhaps Ebenezer, Y. C. 1718, min. of Huntington, L. I. wh. d. 1779, aged 79, was ano. MARK, Rowley 1643, by w. Ann had Samuel, b. 1649. SAMUEL, Rowley, s. of the preced. by w. Sarah had Samuel, b. 1675; Mark, 1680; and tw ds.

PRIMIDAYS. See Pringrydays.

PRINCE, ISAAC, Hull 1675, s. of John, of wh. we have no later knowledge than Deane gives, that he m. a. 1683, Mary, d. of John Turner. JOHN, Hull, was perhaps of Cambridge, or more prob. of Watertown, when freem. 4 Mar. 1635, s. of Rev. John, wh. had been bred at Oxford, and was min. of East Shefford, oft. called Little Shefford, a few miles from Newbury, in Co. Berks, prob. rem. to H. bef. b. of any ch. of wh. he had prob. by w. Margaret, John, b. 1638, d. 1690; Elizabeth 1640; Joseph, 1642; Martha, 1645; John, 1647; Mary, 8 Apr. 1649, says rec.; Samuel, at Boston, May 1649, says tradit.; Sarah, 1651, d. soon; Benjamin, 1652, wh. prob. d. young; Isaac, 1655; Deborah, 25 Aug. 1657; and Thomas; he took sec. w. Ann, wid. of William Barstow, was rul. eld. and d. 6 Aug. 1676, aged 66. His will of 9 May preced. names only eight ch. JOSEPH, Hull, s. of the preced. m. 7 Dec. 1670, Joanna, d. of Secretary Morton. NATHANIEL, Salem, in 1664 was of the selectmen. 

RICHARD, Salem 1639, a tailor, freem. 27 Dec. 1642, had there bapt. John, 20 Feb. 1642; Joseph, 10 Sept. 1643, Mary, 16 Apr. 1648; Samuel, 18 May 1651; Richard, 18 Mar. 1655; and Jonathan, 15 Mar. 1657; perhaps by w. Mary, a mem. of the ch. 1648, all exc. first two; was a deac. and d. 1675, aged 61. From his will of 21 Sept. pro. 22 Dec. foll. in that yr. we find all the ch. exc. the first b. were liv. and Mary had m. Stephen Daniel, had Stephen and Mary. RICHARD, Salem, s. of the preced. m. 25 Dec. 1677, Sarah Rix, had Richard, b. 21 Jan. 1679; Joseph, 28 Dec. 1680, wh. d. under 17 yrs.; and John, 15 Nov. 1682. ROBERT, Salem, may have been br. of the first Richard, and Felt says had gr. of ld. 1649. He m. 5 Apr. 1662, Sarah Warren, had James, b. 19 Jan. 1665, d. soon; James, again, 15 Aug. 1668; Elizabeth 19 Feb. 1670; and Joseph; and d. 4 June 1674. His will of 24 May 1674, pro. 30 of next mo. made his w. extrix. and names ch. James, Joseph, and Elizabeth His est. was good. 

SAMUEL, Hull, s. of John, freem. 1678, rem. to Rochester, or Middleboroghh, of wh. he was rep. aft. the new chart. of 1692; m. 1674, Martha, d. of [[vol. 3, p. 488]] William Barstow of Scituate, had three s. and two ds. of neither of wh. do I find the names. His w. d. 18 Dec. 1684, and by sec. Mary, d. of Gov. Hinckley, wh. d. 22 Oct. 1658, was f. of Rev. Thomas, b. May 1687, H. C. 1707, the assid. annalist, whose service in perpet. evidence relative to our early hist. exceeds that of any other man, since the first generat. Of written or printed matter he was a useful expounder; but the great delineator of our literary men, half a centu. ago, has well cautioned us against his credulity. See Eliot's Biog. Dict. He was also f. of Nathan, H. C. 1718, a man of talents super. to his bro.'s but of less value to society. 

THOMAS, Glocester 1649, by w. Margaret had Thomas, b. 24 Dec. 1650; John, 1653; Mary, 1658; and Isaac, 7 Nov. 1663. Babson, 129, says his wid. d. 24 Feb. 1706. THOMAS, Gloucester, eldest s. of the preced. m. 27 Sept. 1676, Elizabeth Harraden, and had Mary, b. 6 Dec. 1677; and Thomas, 8 Dec. 1679; beside John and Isaac, wh. surv. him; and he d. 11 Jan. 1705. THOMAS, Scituate, s. of John, m. in 1685, Ruth, d. of John Turner, had Thomas, b. 10 July 1686; Benjamin, 1693; and Job, 1695. WILLIAM, Dover 1671. One Mary P. a Quaker, came in the Speedwell, 1656, but of her no more is kn. than Hutch. I. 197 tells of her denounc. judgm. of God from her window in the prison, against Gov. Endicott, as he went by, on Sunday, from the ch. Twice she was taken to his house, where two min. were present; and tho. I fear she suffer. worse correction than from their mouths, yet the virulence of their affections did not perhaps go beyond her banishm. Eleven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. one at Yale, and two at other N. E. coll.

PRINDLE, JOHN, Milford 1645. Possib. the name is the same as that foll.

PRINGLE, WILLIAM, New Haven, m. 7 Dec. 1655, Mary Desbrough, had Phebe, b. 16 Mar. 1657; John, 5 Oct. 1658; Mary, 8 Mar. 1660; Ebenezer, 10 Sept. 1661; Joseph, 11 June 1663; Jonathan, 7 June 1665, d. soon; Sarah, 19 Oct. 1666; Samuel, 15 Apr. 1668; Ebenezer, again, 7 June 1669; Hannah, 10 Mar. and Joanna, 2 Feb. 1673, d. in few mos.; was a propr. 1685, and so was JOSEPH. His will was of 1689. This is now changed to Prindle, it is said.

PRINGRYDAY'S, or PRIMIDAYES, as giv. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 87, or

PRIMRIDES, as by Rev. Mr. Russell in Coffin's Newbury, 390, EDMUND, Springfield, m. 1666, Mary, d. of Miles Morgan; in the assult by the Ind. when they burned the town, 5 Oct. 1675, he was wound. and d. on 11 of the same, leav. no ch. His wid. m. 1678, Nicholas Rust.

PRIOR, or PRYOR, DANIEL, Duxbury, s. of Thomas, came late in 1635, from London, in the Hopewell, capt. Babb, aged 13, had w. Mary, and liv. at Scituate. DANIEL, Windsor, s. of Humphrey, m. 9 Feb. 1693, Sarah Eggleston, d. of Samuel of Middletown, had Sarah, b. 4 Mar. 1694. EDWARD, Kennebeck 1665. HUMPHREY, Windsor, m. 12 [[vol. 3, p. 489]] Nov. 1663, Ann, d. of John Osborn, had John, b. 14 Feb. 1665; and Daniel, 18 Dec, 1667; and his w. d. bef. her f. JOHN, Scituate br. of Daniel, came from London with him, at the age of 15, rem. to Duxbury, and Windsor says, in his old age, m. Eleanor Childs. JOHN, Windsor, eldest s. of Humphrey, had Ann, b. 31 Mar. 1690; Mary, 6 Mar. 1692; and John, 16 May 1695. 

JOSEPH, Duxbury, br. of first John, liv. with Rev. Ralph Partridge, when the min. made his will, 1655. MATTHEW, Salem 1638, when he had gr. of ld. rem. to L. I. and was of Brookhaven in 1665. His d. Sarah m. John Gould of Newport, and next, 1711, bec. fourth w. of Gov. Walter Clark. THOMAS, Scituate, came in 1634 from London, with Lothrop, d. 1639, bur. says Lothrop. 22 June; in his will of June in that yr. names s. Samuel, and Thomas, ds. Elizabeth and Mary, all in O. E. and his three s. here, bef. ment.

PROCTOR, BENJAMIN, Ipswich 1678, prob. s. of the first John. GEORGE, Dorchester, freem. 17 May 1637, by w. Edith had Hannah, b. perhaps in Eng.; Abigail, b. 24 Aug. 1637; Thomas, 16 Dec. 1638, if we may dare to contradict the rec. wh. is 1637, or it has been thot. that the 1637 day was that of his bur. and he may have been brot. from Eng.; Samuel, 8 Nov. 1640.; and d. 29 Jan. 1662. His wid. rem. to Boston to live with s. Samuel, made excor. with her of the will of 27 Jan. 1662, as in Geneal. Reg. XI. 173, 4. Hannah m. 3 Mar. 1653, John Lowell; and Abigail m. 8 Mar. 1660, Joseph Lowell of Boston. JOHN, Ipswich, came, 1635, aged 40 from London in the Susan and Ellen, with w. Martha, 28; and ch. John,3; and Mary, 1; and in few yrs. was sett. at Salem. His w. d. 13 June 1659; but he took sec. w. of the same bapt. name, wh. outliv. him. His will of 28 Aug. 1672, pro. 28 Nov. foll. names w. and ch. John, Joseph, Benjamin, ds. Martha White, Abigail Varney; Sarah Dodge; and Hannah Weeden, or some such name. 

JOHN, Ipswich, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. rem. in few yrs. to Salem, perhaps freem. 1690, m. Dec. 1662, Elizabeth d. of John Thorndike, had prob. by a sec. w. Elizabeth Bassett, m. Apr. 1674, William, b. 6 Feb. foll.; Sarah, 28 Jan. 1677; Samuel, 11 Jan. 1686; Elisha, 28 Apr. 1687, d. next yr.; and Abigail, 27 Jan. 1692; of wh. the eldest two were imprison. in the execrable fanaticism of 1692. These ch. were prob. discharg. without trial; but the mo. was one of the first accus. of witchcr. and her h. (to wh. the first w. had brot. ch. Martha, b. 4 June 1666; Mary, 26 Oct. 1667, d. soon; John, 28 Oct. 1668; Mary, again, 30 Jan. 1670; and Thorndike, 15 July 1672, and that w. d. next mo.), for showing proper regard for her, as Hutch. II. 26 and 55 tells, fell under equal suspicion. Both were tried and condemn. on 5th, and on him, 19 Aug. was inflict. the punishm. of death, wh. she escap. by reason of her pregnancy, and bef. the time elaps. in wh. she [[vol. 3, p. 490]] should have suffer. the power of decision and the devil passed away. Yet four yrs. later, the wid. had to beseech the legislat. to order relief of her husband's prop. from the forfeiture. See Felt II. 484. Too brief is this statement of Mr. Felt, and slightly seems the case to have been misapprehend. by him. No doubt, Gedney, the judge of Probate, was as much bound to maintain the technical law of Eng. in opposition to that of humanity, as his superiors of the other tribunal to assert the institute of Moses against that of common sense; and she "being convict. and sentenc. of and for the detestab. crime of witchcr." was "look. upon as d.-in-law, and left out of the will of her h. and nothing giv. her therein, nor order. her upon the distrib. of the est. of said P." and the Ct. had the requisite illumina. to decree, that when she produc. the pardon she bec. alive again. The h.'s will was made 2 Aug. so three days bef. the conviction. JOSEPH, Ipswich, m. Martha, d. of Francis Wainwright, had Daniel, b. 30 Jan. 1680. 

PETER, Concord, s. of Robert, m. 30 Jan. 1689, Mary, d. of James Patterson of Billerica. RICHARD, Yarmouth 1643. RICHARD, Boston, freem. 1690. ROBERT, Concord, freem. 10 May 1643, m. Dec. 1645, Jane Hildreth, perhaps d. of Richard, had Sarah, b. 12 Oct. 1646; Gershom, 13 May 1648; Mary, 8 Apr. 1650; rem. to Chelmsford, had Peter; Elizabeth 21 Jan. 1657; and Lydia, 19 Feb. 1660, d. at 6 mos. SAMUEL, Dorchester, s. of George, a cooper at Boston, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 22 Dec. 1671. THORNDIKE, Salem, s. of sec. John, by w. Hannah had Nathan, b. 18 Oct. 1698. Of this name in 1834, four had been gr. at Harv. one at Yale. and four at other N. E. coll.

PROSSER, ROGER, Boston 1672, bought 500 acres at Quinebaug. THOMAS, Roxbury 1649, perhaps next yr. was of Weymouth.

PROUSE, JOHN, Salisbury, by w. Hannah, perhaps d. of William Barnes, had Abigail, b. 18 Dec. 1666; was there liv. 1680. ROGER, Boston, by w. Hannah, had Peter, b. 1 May 1686.

PROUT, EBENEZER, Concord, s. of Timothy, was capt. and rep. 1689 and 90, and clk. of the house, was freem. 1690, m. 1678, Elizabeth d. of capt. Timothy Wheeler, had Timothy. His w. d. at Charlestown, 11 Oct. 1683; and by sec. w. Grace at Watertown, had Eunice, bapt. 13 Apr. 1690; Mary, b. Apr. 1694, d. soon; John, 6 Nov. 1695, d. young; was town clk. selectman, rep. 1693. JOHN, New Haven, s. of Timothy of Boston, m. 23 Aug. 1681, Mary, wid. of Daniel Hall, d. of Henry Rutherford, propr. in 1685 with prefix of respect; was a sea capt. and d. 20 Sept. 1719; had Margaret, b. 7 June 1682; Sarah, 7 Jan. 1684; John, 19 Nov. 1689, Y. C. 1708, Treas. of the coll. 49 yrs.; beside Susanna, 8 May 1688, d. soon; and Mary, 16 Apr. 1686, wh. m. 1 Sept. 1708, John Dixwell, s. of the regicide, a ruling elder at Boston, where she d. 1718. JOSEPH, Boston, br. of Ebenezer, was selectman, treasr. and many yrs. town clk. to whose careful rec. we owe much; by his will [[vol. 3, p. 491]] of 22 Sept. 1719, we find his w. Mary Jackson, m. 7 Nov. 1704, and Joseph, then youth, his only ch. He d. 13 Jan. 1721, aged 70. His ch. were Samuel, b. 31 Jan. 1706, d. soon; Joseph, 9 Aug. 1707; and Benjamin, 24 Sept. 1709, d. soon. TIMOTHY, Boston, shipwright, an early inhab. adm. of the ch. 20 Apr. and freem. 29 May 1644, by w. Margaret had Timothy, b. 10, bapt. 23 Mar. 1645; Susanna, 26 Apr. bapt. 2 May 1647; John, bapt. 11 Feb. 1649, a. 8 days old, Joseph, a. 1651; William, b. 23, bapt. 29 May 1653; Benjamin, 16, bapt. 22 July 1655, wh. d. 5 Apr. 1669; Ebenezer, bef. ment. 14, bapt. 15 Mar. 1657; was rep. for sev. yrs. 1685, 9-92, and d. 3 Nov. 1702. His sec. w. Elizabeth d. 19 Jan. 1694, and his will, pro. 17 Dec. foll. tho. made 7 Mar. 1699, ment. s. Timothy as long. abs. prob. d.; John; Joseph, made excor.; William; and Ebenezer; beside gr.ch. and gr.gr.childr. without names. He bec. prop. at Concord bef. 1680, and perhaps sometimes resid. there. TIMOTHY, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Deborah had Timothy, b. 6 July 1666; Zechariah, 20 Mar. 1670; and Margaret, 11 Nov. 1674; in 1676 had striking peril in shipwreck, being master mariner, but with all his crew, after great hardships was saved, as in Hubbard, 643, may be read; and was prob. lost at a much later day. His wid. d. 13 Mar. 1716. WILLIAM, Boston, br. of the preced. by w. Love had Samuel, b. 16 Sept. 1673, and prob. d. early.

PROUTY, EDWARD, Scituate, eldest s. of Richard, by w. Elizabeth Howe, had James, John, Richard, Edward, and Elisha, betw. 1711 and 1732, beside, unless Deane be mistaken, Jacob, David, Adam, and Isaac, prob. older, wh. he says, rem. to Spencer. ISAAC, Scituate, br. of the preced. m. Elizabeth Merritt, had David, John, Caleb, Adam, Job, James, and Isaac, as Deane says, b. betw. 1716 and 1732. RICHARD, Scituate 1670, beside the two preced. had s. William wh. left descend. and d. Margaret, wh. d. unm. at gr. age. Descend. are num.

PROVENDER, JOHN, Charlestown, took the o. of fidel. 2 Dec. 1674.

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