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

Volume #3
Quimby - Ratchell

 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.

QUIMBY, or QUINBY, JOHN, Stratford 1654, had one ch. b. there, but [[vol. 3, p. 500]] after some yrs. rem. and was one of the patentees of West Chester in 1664, where the fam. has contin. ROBERT, Salisbury 1663, had Lydia, b. 22 Jan. 1658; William, 11 June 1660; John, 7 Sept. 1665; and Thomas, 8 Feb. 1668; and prob. d. 1677. Lydia m. 10 Apr. 1674, William Holdridge. WILLIAM, Amesbury, perhaps br. perhaps s. of the preced. took o. of fidel. 20 Dec. 1677.

QUINCY, DANIEL, Boston, goldsmith, eldest s. of Edmund the sec. ar. co. 1675, m. 9 Nov. 1682, Ann or Hannah, d. of Rev. Thomas Shepard of Charlestown, had Ann, b. 1 June 1685; and John, 21 July 1689, H. C. 1708; and d. 10 Aug. of the yr. foll. his will of 4 Apr. 1690, being pro. 18 Sept. aft. His wid. m. 7 Jan. 1701, Rev. Moses Fiske as his sec. w and d. 24 July 1708. His d. Ann m. John HoIman, wh. may have been the gr. of H. C. 1700; and his only s. was speaker of the ho. of Reps. 1729-39, many yrs. of his majesty's council, and d. 13 July 1767. EDMUND, Boston, arr. 4 Sept. 1633 with John Cotton; making it prob. that he came from the same Co. in Lincoln, tho. really he was of Wigsthorpe Co. Northampton, s. of Edmund, and bapt. 30 May 1602, and was, with w. Judith m. 14 July 1623, adm. of the ch. in Nov. 1633, within four mos. five of his serv. joined it; freem. 4 Mar. 1634, and rep. at the first Gen. Ct. of Mass. 14 May in that yr. rec. gr. of ld. in Braintree, 1635, still enj. by his descend. and d. soon aft. in his 33rd. yr. His wid. m. Moses Paine, wh. d. 1643, and in few yrs. she m. Robert Hull, and d. 29 Nov. 1654, as in his Diary is told by John Hull, the mintnaster, wh. m. 11 May 1647 his d. Judith, b. in Eng. 3 Sept. 1626. 

EDMUND, Braintree, only s. of the preced. b. in Eng. a. 1628, bapt. 15 Mar. of that yr. m. 26 July 1648, Joanna, d. of wid. Joanna Hoar, and sis. of Presdt. H. had Mary, b. 4 Mar. 1650; Daniel, 7 Feb. 1651, but thro. misread. of the numerals in Advertisem. to Hull's Americ. Diary, p.117, by the scrupu. Editor of Archaeol. Amer. repeat. p. 275, is made five mos. too early, for the rec. Geneal. Reg. XI. 333, shows the truth to be not 12 (7) 1650, but 7 (12) 1650; John, 5 Apr. 1652, d. young; Joanna, 16 Apr. 1654; Judith, 25 June 1655; Elizabeth 28 Sept. 1656; Edmund, 9 July 1657, d. at 4 mos.; Ruth, 29 Oct. 1658; Ann, wh. d. 3 Sept. 1676, aft. 3 days illness, aged 13, as her gr.-st. tells; and Expeerience. His w. d. 16 May 1680 (misprint. 1650 in letter of J. Q. Adams, Arch. Amer. III. 276), in her 55th yr. and she m. in Dec. foll. Elizabeth d. of Hon. Daniel Gookin, wid. of John Eliot, jr. wh. d. 30 Nov. 1700, by her had Edmund, again, b. 21 Oct. 1681, H. C. 1699; and Mary, again, a. 1684, He was freem. 1665, major and lieut.-col. of the Suffk. regim. rep. 1670, 3, 5, 9, last in the trying times, May 1692 and d. 7 Jan. 1698, in his 70th yr. His will of 11 Dec. preced. was pro. 31 Mar. foll. Of his ds. the first Mary m. Ephraima Savage, had [[vol. 3, p. 501]] for ch. and d. 7 Oct. 1676; Joanna m. David Hobart of Hingham, bore him five ch. and d. 18 May 1695; Judith m. Rev. John Rayner jr. of Dover, wh. d. soon aft. 21 Dec. 1676, and she d. 8 Mar. 1679; Elizabeth m. 1681, Rev. Daniel Gookin of Shirborne; Ruth m. 19 Oct. 1686, John Hunt of Weymouth; Experience m. William Savil, surv. him, and d. late in 1706, or early in 1707, when admin. was giv. to her br. Edmund; and the sec. Mary m. Rev. Daniel Baker of Shirborne, and d. 29 Mar. 1716 in 32d yr. The geneal. in Geneal. Reg. XI. is rather imperf. 

EDMUND, Braintree, youngest s. of the preced. and only one wh. outliv. the f. m. Dorothy, d. of Rev. Josiah Flynt of Dorchester, was col. of the regim. rep. 1713 and 14, of the council 1715, and 1718 one of the justices of the Sup. Ct. of the Prov. In the cause of the Prov. he was sent to the Court of the Sovereign in Dec. 1737, and d. there of smallpox 23 Feb. after. The inscript. on his monum. erect. by our Gen. Ct. in Bunhill Fields (where the rest the ashes of John Milton and John Bunyan) may be read in Eliot's Biog. Dict. His will made just bef. embark. 10 Dec. 1737, pro. 18 Apr. next, names only ch. Edmund, b. 1703, H. C. 1722, Josiah, 1709, H. C. 1728, Elizabeth and Dorothy, and with tender ref. to late decease (in Aug. preced.) of his w. Dorothy. This Josiah was a merch. of emin. and disting. as a patriot in the Revo. f. of that fervid orator, Josiah, b. 23 Feb. 1744, H. C. 1763, wh. expended his life for the cause of his country, dying on shipboard, in sight of home, as he ret. from Eng. aft. hostil. had begun only seven days. Fourteen descend. of the first Edmund, in male line, are of the gr. at Harv. of wh. the only s. of the eloquent patriot was some yrs. Presid. and to whose honor he devot. a Hist. that for its truthfulness may put to shame most of the narratives of all Institutions under difficult combinations.

QUING, or QUIN, ARTHUR, Boston 1677.

QUOITMORE, THOMAS, a perverse spelling in some rec. of Coytmore.


RABBEY, or RABBE, CATHARINE, Salem, a waterman's wid. from Yarmouth, in Co. Norf. emb. 12 Apr. 1637, aged 68, to come hither, "to remain with her s." as the official docum. in Westminster Hall or her Majesty's Remembrancer's office says. Who he as is unkn. but she unit. with the ch. of S. 1641.

RABUN, or RABONE, GEORGE, Exeter 1639, by Belkn. I. 432, spelled Rawbone.

RADDEN, THADDEUS, Marblehead 1674, as print. in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 282, wh. I presume to mean the same person as T. Reddam, Redden, and Raddin in Essex Inst. II. 279 and 280, with less prob. name in Geneal. Reg. VII. 70, Thaddeus Kidder or Kiddar.

RAGLAND, JOHN, Boston, d. 27 Nov. 1690, in his will, of 26, pro. 8 Jan. foll. gave all his est. to w. Mary. [[vol. 3, p. 502]]

RAINES, or RAYNES, FRANCIS, York, sw. freem. of Mass. 1652, with prefix of dignity, lieut. 1654, had a d. m. John Woodman of Dover; as a capt. sw. alleg. to the k. 1680; made his will 21 Aug. 1693. NATHANIEL, York, s. perhaps of Francis, sw. alleg. to the k. 1681.

RICHARD, Edgartown 1659.

RAINSBORROW, WILLIAM, Charlestown 1639, was of ar. co. that yr. and had next yr. est. at Watertown, was prob. desirous of liv. on this side of the ocean, purchas. in the first yr. of his resid. the old meetinghouse, as Budington, 195, has shown, but went home bef. the civil war, in wh. he acquir. distinct. He is call. br of Stephen Winthrop (perhaps by m. of W. with sis. of R.), whose excors. conveyed to Edward R. prob. s. of William, large est. in Lynn, half of fifteen hundred acres,; and also half of Prudence isle in Narraganset Bay. Edward in 1672, was of London. Clarendon in Hist. of the Rebellion, gives acco. of William's d. 1648.

RAINSFORD, oft. RANSFORD, EDWARD, Boston 1630, came in the fleet with Winthrop by Hutchinson I. 260, called br. of Ch. Just. Rainsford, wh. so strongly do I suspect to be erron. that gladly would conject. be offered of its possib. cause, were it in my power, was freem. 17 Apr. 1637, a deac. and rul. elder of the first ch. and one the founders of the third, indignant at the artifices practis. to bring Davenport from New Haven, d. 16 Aug. 1680. He by first w. had Mary and Josiah, b. 1, both bapt. 17 June 1632; the mo. d. the same mo. and Josiah d. in Sept. foll. and by sec. w. Elizabeth had John, b. 30 June, bapt. 27 July 1634; Jonathan, bapt. 23 Oct. 1636; Ranis, 4, bapt. 10 June 1638; Nathan, 24 July, bapt. 1 Aug. 1641, d. bef. his f.; David, bapt. 1 Sept. 1644, d. 28 Nov. 1691; Solomon; Edward; Elizabeth; and Ann, b. 1 Feb. 1652; all exc. the first s. named in the will, made 3, pro. 28 Aug. 1680, tho. Jonathan and Nathan are ment. as d. yet the latter prob. without issue, as his sure. to Edward and the ch. of the other are named, Jonathan, Dorothy, and Mary. His wid. Elizabeth wh. d. 16 Nov. 1688, aged 81, is nam. excor. and he calls his. ds. Mary Parcyfull, meaning possib. Percival, but wh. the h. was is unkn. Ranis Belcher, w. of Josiah, Elizabeth Greenough, sec. w. of William and Ann Hough, w. of Samuel of Boston. 

EDWARD, Boston, a fisherman, came in the Abigail from London, 1635, aged 26, whom I dare not deny tho. I must not assert, to be the same as preced. JOHN, Boston, ship carpenter, s. of the preced. m. Susanna, d. of Peter Vergoose, had Elizabeth John, Mary Shute, Susanna, Edward, Hannah, and Nathan, as all are nam. legatees in the will of their gr.mo. Susanna V. He d 5 Apr. 1698. 

JONATHAN, Boston, s. of the Elder, m. 29 Nov. 1656, Mary, d. of John Sunderland, had Mary, b. 2 July 1659; Jonathan, 26 July 1661, Dorothy, 11 Sept. 1663; [[vol. 3, p. 503]] and Hannah, 5 Apr. 1666; d. at Barbadoes, 11 Mar. 1671, leav. his f. and Jacob Eliot excors. of his will (wh. was nuncup.) and trust. for his ch. The wid. m. Aug. 1674, Joshua Hobart. NATHAN, Charlestown, s. of the Elder, was a cooper, rem. to Boston, a merch. in 1674. SAMUEL, a soldier, under capt. Turner, k. by the Ind. May 1676 in the fight near the falls of Miller's riv.

RAM, GEORGE, came in the Abigail, from London, 1635, aged 25; but nothing more is kn. of him. In Geneal. Reg. XIV. 318, Mr. Drake is positive that this name in the custom-ho. rec. is Rum. How much his eyesight was better than mine, in copying the same page for 3 Hist. Coll. VIII. 267, I may be satisf. when next visit. London; but until then, as keep. of her majesty's rec. in his many correct. of my text in same ser. of Hist. ColI. X. 130, did not include this error, let it pass. Rum or Ram is unkn.

RAMACKE, CHRISTIAN, Kittery, of the gr. jury 1659.

RAMSDELL, or RAMSDEN, AQUILA, Lynn, s. of John, freem. 1691, had Nathaniel, b. 16 Sept. 1673; Aquila, last of Jan. 1676; John, 25 Mar. 1678; Jonathan, 23 Aug. 1679, d. next mo.; Hannah, 26 Sept. 1680; Jonathan, again, d. under 3 yrs. Samuel, 26 Oct. 1684; and Jonathan, again, 25 Feb. 1686. ISAAC, Lynn, prob. br. of the preced. m. 12 July 1666, Eleanor, eldest d. of John Vinton, had Dorcas and John, wh. both d. young; Nathaniel, b. last of May 1677; John, again, 29 Mar. 1680; Joseph, 17 Sept. 1683; Sarah, 8 May 1685; and Eleanor; 8 Apr. 1688. JOHN, Lynn 1630, or at least a very early sett. had John and Aquila, and d. says Lewis, 27 Oct. 1688, aged 86, whose w. Priscilla, he adds, had d. 23 Jan. 1676. His d. Elizabeth I judge, bec. w. 12 Aug. 1674 of John Shaw of Malden, and the s. prob. the youngest, Jonathan, b. 31 Mar. 1657, d. next yr. JOHN, Boxford 1673, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 31 May 1671, Elizabeth d. of Rev. William Perkins of Topsfield.

RAMSDEN, DANIEL, Plymouth 1665. JOHN, Newton, L. I. 1663, selectman 1664, and same yr. made freem. of Conn. of whose jurisdict. he was strenuos support. and liv. in 1686 to be nam. in the patent from Gov. Dongan. See Riker. JOSEPH, Plymouth, m. 1646, Rachel, d. of Francis Eaton, had Daniel, b. 14 Sept. 1649. He m. again, 16 Oct. 1661, Mary Savory.

RAMSEY, JOHN, one of Moseley's comp. Dec. 1675, but where he liv. or when he d. is not kn.

RANCE, JOHN, Scituate, a quaker, wh. assist. in erect. meet ho. was whipp. for ardent lang. 1677, and rem. to Barbadoes. Yet he had serv. in Philip's war. His wid. was at S. in 1697. Deane, 51.

RAND, FRANCIS, Portsmouth 1631, sent over by John Mason, and there liv. to serve on the jury 1656. Adam's Ann. 18. Perhaps he [[vol. 3, p. 504]] was at Exeter 1657. HENRY, Stow, m. 19 Sept. 1682, Mary Crane, and had ch. b. there. JAMES, Plymouth, came in the Ann, 1623, and next yr. had his share in the div. of ld. but none in the div. of cattle, 1627, so that we may conclude, he was gone. JOHN, Charlestown, perhaps s. of Robert, d. 19 Dec. 1659, prob. unm. 

JOHN, Braintree 1657. a mariner, there liv. 1662. JOHN, Dover, m. Remembrance, d. of John Alt, was freem. 1672, perhaps had sec. w. Eliz wh. admin. his est. 1690. JOHN, Charlestown, s. of Thomas, 2 Dec. 1685, Mehitable, d. of John Call, had Mehitable, b. 27 Mar. 1687; Sarah, 5 Jan. 1688, d. very soon; John, 7 Mar. 1690; Hannah, 6 Feb. 1692; Jonathan, 27 Apr. 1694; Sarah, again, bapt. 19 July 1696, Rebecca, b. 4 Nov. 1698, d. at 2 mos.; Benjamin, 17 Mar. 1700; Thomas, 22 Mar. 1702; Caleb, 6 Dec. 1703; Isaac, and Rebecca, tw. bapt. 8 Sept. 1706, both d. next mo.; Rebecca, again, b. 31 July 1708, d. soon; Edmund, 2 July 1710; and Richard, 19 Nov. 1714. His w. d. 25 Mar. 1727, aged 58, and he m. 14 Oct. 1730, Mary Randall, and d. 24 Sept. 1737. His wid. d. 22 Sept. 1757, aged 85. 

NATHANIEL, Charlestown, s. perhaps youngest, of Robert, m. 2 Sept. 1664, Mary, d. of Samuel Carter of the same, had Nathaniel, b. 13 July 1665, d. in few days; Mary, 30 Dec. 1666, bapt. 5 Apr. 1668, he having been adm. of the ch. on Sunday preced. and she d. in few days after; Nathaniel, again, 12, bapt. 16 Aug. 1668, d. young; Samuel, bapt. 4 Sept. 1670, d. young; John, 17, bapt. 22 Oct. 1671, d. soon; John, again, bapt. 19 Oct. 1673; Samuel, again, 20 Feb. 1676, d. young; Mary, again, b. 16, bapt. 18 Nov. 1677; and by sec. w. Abigail, had Abigail, b. 9 Mar. bapt. 16 May 1680; Joseph, 4, bapt. 5 Feb. 1682; Thomas, b. 10 Aug. 1685, d. soon; Ebenezer, bapt. 6 May 1688; Sarah, b. 16 June 1690; Susanna and Isabel, tw. bapt. 3 June 1694, both d. in few mos. and was freem. 1668, one of the seletmen 1690, and d. 17 May 1696, his w. hav. d. 16 Oct. bef. ROBERT, Charlestown 1635, brot. from Eng. w. Alice, said to be d. of Nicholas Sharp in Eng. and sis. of Mary, w. of the first capt. Richard Sprague, with ch. Margery, Thomas, Susanna, and prob. Alice; here had Nathaniel, bapt. 3 Nov. 1636; and Elizabeth 29 Dec. 1639, but he d. bef. Margery m. a. 1646, as his sec. w. Lawrence Dowse. Susanna m. 8 Feb. 1652, Abraham Newell of Roxbury; Alice m. Thomas Lord, and d. 11 Aug. 1721 in her 88th yr. and Elizabeth m. a. 1662, Nathaniel Brewer of Roxbury. His wid. liv. to 29 July 1691, aged 87, and her will was pro. 17 Aug. foll. ROBERT, Lynn 1649, had Robert; Zechary; and Hannah, b. Aug. 1657; d. 8 Nov. 1694, says Lewis, in Hist. sec. ed. 112, where he says his w. Elizabeth d. 29 Aug. 1693, and adds Elizabeth and Mary to the number of his ch. 

ROBERT, Lynn, s. prob. of the preced. m. last of Jan. 1684, Tabitha, d. of sec. Thomas Ivory of Lynn. [[vol. 3, p. 505]] SAMUEL, Dover, m. 14 Aug. 1679, Mary, d. of George Walton. THOMAS, Charlestown, s. prob. eldest of Robert, b. in Eng. a. 1627, brot. by his f. m. 12 Mar. 1656, Sarah, d. of Edmund Edenden, had Thomas, b. 1 Feb. 1657, bapt. 6 May 1660, as f. and mo. joined the ch. the week preced.; John b. 6 Oct. 1659, d. in few wks; Elizabeth bapt. 2 Feb. 1662; John, again, b. 25 May 1664; Sarah, 15 Aug. 1666; Robert, bapt. 19 Apr. 1668; Edmund, b. 27 Jan. 1670, d. young; Hannah, 21 Feb. 1672; William, 11 Sept. 1674; Deborah, 28 Sept. 1676; and Samuel, 3 May 1679; was freem. 1660, and d. 3 Aug. 1683, and his wid. d. 1699, in her 63d yr. Elizabeth m. 4 July 1632, John Pinney; and Hannah m. 12 Apr. 1694, Nathaniel Frothingham. THOMAS, Charlestown, s. of the preced. m. 17 June 1679, Sarah, d. of William Longley or Langley of Groton, had Sarah, b. 27 Jan. 1680, d. soon; Thomas, 26 Dec. 1681; Edmund, wh. d. 31 Aug. 1683; Robert, 18 June 1684; Edmund, again, 22 Aug. 1686; William, 4 May 1689; Joshua, 2 Mar. 1692; and Sarah, 1 Sept. 1694, d. next yr. He was drown. 2 Oct. 1695, and his wid. had admin. 2 Dec. foll. 

WILLIAM, Charlestown, br. of the preced. by w. Persis had Mary, b. 21 May 1695; Elizabeth bapt. 4 Apr. 1697; William, 1698; John, b. 11 Feb. 1701, d. soon; Deborah, bapt. 29 Nov. 1702; Samuel, b. 27 May 1704; Thomas, 22 Aug. 1711; and Joshua, bapt. 20 Sept. 1713, and d. 19 Feb. 1747; and his wid d. 25 June 1748, aged 80 yrs. Ten of this name had, in 1828, been gr. at Harv.

RANDALL, ABRAHAM, Dorchester, s. of Philip, rem. with his f. to Windsor 1636, was constable 1656, m. first w. Mary, 1 Dec. 1640, and sec. w. 27 Oct. 1681, Elizabeth Kibby, but prob. had no ch. by either, or at least left none, when he d. 21 Aug. 1690; in his will gave most of his est. to Abraham and two other s. of George Phelps, his nephews. ANTHONY, Salem 1688, a physician. Felt. ISAAC, Scituate, youngest s. of William of the same, m. 19 Nov. 1684, Susanna, d. of Joseph Barstow, and for sec. w. 1692, Deborah, of John Buck, had Isaac Susanna, Jacob, Deborah, Robert, Ruth, Gideon, Rachel, Caleb, Elisha, Mary, Abigail, Grace, and Perez; of whom we may presume that the last eleven were by the sec. Deane says he liv. to the age of 102. JOB, Scituate, s. of William of the same, had Mary, b. 1680; Job, 1683; James, 1685; Nehemiah, 1688; Lydia, 1690; and Samuel, 1694. 

JOHN, Watertown, by w. Susanna had Sarah, b. 7 Aug. 1659; beside Susanna, suppos. to be first ch.; Stephen; Mary; Samuel, 20 Mar. 1669; and Eleazer, 30 Apr. 1672; all nam. in his will of 22 Apr. pro. 5 Oct. 1680. His w. had d. 14 May 1673. He was prob. younger br. of Stephen, and d. 16 June 1680. Suanna m. Enoch Sawtell. JOHN, Westerly 1667, complained of by Conn. Ind. Trumbull II. 529. JOHN [[vol. 3, p. 506]] Weymouth, s. of Robert, freem. 1691, by w. Mercy had Mary, b. 31 May 1668; John 16 Apr. 1673; Elizabeth; Mercy; and other ch. whose dates are not in the rec. but in his will of 28 Dec. 1715, he names w. Sarah, s. John, Mercy, w. of Thomas Kingman; Elizabeth w. of Benjamin Orcut; besides w. of Benjamin Luddam; and w. of ....Reed, as his ds. JOHN, Rochester, may have been s. of William of Scituate, and liv. there early, had John, b. 6 May 1677; Patience, 13 Jan. 1679, Thomas, 25 Jan. 1681; Mercy, 20 Jan 1683; William, 6 Feb. 1685; Job, 3 Mar. 1688; Judith, 29 Apr. 1690; and Lazarus, 25 Dec. 1691. Perhaps his w. was relat. of Thomas Rollins the sec. of Boston; at least in his will of 12 Dec. 1681, he is nam. among other kin. JOHN, Watertown, m. Rachel, d. of John Waite of the same, had Mary, b. 10 June 1690; and he d. Dec. foll. 

JOSEPH, Scituate, eldest of William of the same, m. 1673, Hannah Macomber, perhaps d. of William, had Elizabeth and Sarah, b. 1673, Joseph, 1675; Hannah, 1677; Sarah, again, 1680; Margaret, 1683; Mercy, 1684; and Benjamin, 1688, as Deane tells. NATHANIEL, Boston 1660, s. of John of Clerken well, London, that had w. Elizabeth wh. was sis. of William Morton of Windsor and New London. PHILIP, Dorchester, freem. 14 May 1634, had one d. call. Philury, wh. m. George Phelps, and s. Abraham, bef. ment. and Philip, rem. 1636 to Windsor, there d. 6 Sept. 1648, unless this be date of his s. of the same name, and he, I think, liv. to 66, but had no ch. and the name soon after was exinct at W. The wid. d. 1665, aged 87. RICHARD, Saco, had Richard, b. 1659; and Sarah, 1661; may be the same wh. was of Boston 1676, (but more prob. his f.) a mariner, had w. Elizabeth d. of the first Richard Tozer, and many yrs. later was of Dover. ROBERT, Weymouth frem. 1647, then spell. Rendell, in his will of 27 Mar. 1621, names his ch. John, Thomas, Mary, wh. was b. 20 or 30 Mar. 1642, w. of Abraham Staples, m. 17 Sept. 1660; and Hannah, w. of John Warfield, both then of Mendon. Mary, his w. was bur. 3 Sept. 1640, but his next w. is unkn. He came from Wendover, Co. Bucks, as he testif. in 1688, at the age of 80. SAMUEL, Watertown, s. of John of the same, m. 27 Jan. 1709, Elizabeth Gleason of Cambridge, had Elizabeth b. 22 Mar. 1710; Samuel, 12 Nov. 1711; Susanna, Dec. 1713, d. at 10 yrs.; Mary, 23 Feb. 1713; John, Jan. 1719; and Stephen, 29 Jan. 1722; and d. 24 Jan. 1730. 

STEPHEN, Watertown, m. 14 Dec. 1653, Susanna, d. of Ellis Barron, had Elizabeth wh. m. Stephen Codman; Stephen, b. 20 Aug. 1655, wh. prob. d. young; Susanna, wh. m. William Shatuck; and Mary, 24 June 1662. He was perhaps elder s. of that wid. Eliz, wh. d. at W. 24 Dec. 1672, aged 80; and he d. 26 Feb. 1708. The will of 13 Jan. 1698, names the three ds. and Mary m. only six weeks aft. that date Abraham Chamberlin; yet the will was not, of course, potental in the [[vol. 3, p. 507]] match. He left no male descend. 

THOMAS, Marblehead, fisherman, m. bef. Feb. 1665, Sarah, d. of John Langdon of Boston, d. soon, for his inv. was tak. 20 Nov. 1667. THOMAS, Weymouth, s. of Robert, freem. 1691, by w. Hannah had Deborah, b. 2 Sept. 1683. WILLIAM, Scituate 1640, had liv. perhaps in 1636 at R. I. certain. in 1637 at Marshfield, bef. m. and aft. had Sarah, b. 1640.; Joseph, Mar. 1642; Hannah, Mar. 1644; William, Dec. 1647; John, Apr. 1650; Elizabeth Oct. 1652; Job, 8 Feb. 1655; Benjamin, 1656; and Isaac, 1658. To his. w. Elizabeth by will of Michael Barstow of Watertown, in June 1674, was giv. good legacy. WILLIAM, Newbury, by w. Elizabeth wh. Coffin says he m. 2 Oct. 14, had Elizabeth b. 13 May 1650; William, 2 Mar. 1653; John, 3 Mar. 1655; Mary, 26 Mar. 1656; and Hannah, 7 Jan. 1659. WILLIAM, Newbury, s. of the preced. by w. Rebecca, had Enoch, b. Dec. 1676; and his w. d. 18 Feb. foll. WILLIAM, Westfield, perhaps s. of William of Scituate, by w. Mary had chidr. bef. going thither, of wh. only Mary is kn. but prob. ano. was William, and there had John, b. 17 June 1682; Abigail, 26 July 1684; Hannah, 23 Nov. 1686; and Elizabeth 8 Apr. 1689, d. next yr. at Enfield, whither here. In Mar. 1691, his d. Mary was charg. with witchcr. but the murderous spirit was rebuked by the judges considerate. adm. her f. to be surety. One of the early purch. at Taunton was a wid. R. but of wh. she had been w. is not kn.

RANDOLPH, EDWARD, Boston, call. "the evil genius of N. E." from 1676, engag. in the project of overturning the rights secured by the Charter, and after its extinct. in 1684, employ. with Sir E. Andros, and the instrum. of tyranny until the glorious revo. 1689, when he,with the rest, was imprison. in few wks. aft. rejoiced to be sent home; and it is said that he d. in the W. I. See Eliot's Biog. Dict.; Hutch. 1. 319; and Chalmer's Pol. Ann. 491.

RANGER, EDWARD, Boston, a stationer, or as Thomas II. 411, calls him, binder, by first w. Sarah, had Prudence, b. 5 Nov. 1672; John, 16 Apr. 1674; and by w. Mary d. Samuel, 29 Mar. 1681; and Sarah, 15 Sept. 1692; was freem. 1671.

RANKIN, ANDREW, York, d. bef. 1678, leav. five ch. and wid. Martha, wh. m. Philip Frost. JOHN, Roxbury 1653, a serv. of Gov. Thomas Dudley.

RANNEY, EBENEZER, Middletown, youngest s. of Thomas the first, m. 4 Aug. 1698, Sarah Warner, perhaps d. of Robert of the same. JOHN, Middletown, br. of the preced. m. 1693, Hannah Turner. JOSEPH, Middletown, br. of the preced. m. 1693, Mary, prob. d. of Comfort Star of the same, and d. 2 Mar. 1745. THOMAS, Middletown, from Scotland, says Field, 33, m. May 1659, Mary Hubbard, d. of George, and [[vol. 3, p. 508]] d. 2 June 1713, leav. good est. and four s. Thomas, b. 1 Mar. 1660; John, 14 Nov. 1662; Joseph, Sept. 1663, and Ebenezer, beside ds. Mary, b. Feb. 1665, m. 30 May 1682, John Savage; Elizabeth 12 Apr. 1660, w. of Jonathan Warner, m. 4 Aug. 1698; and Esther, wh. m. 3 Nov. 1696, Nathan Savage. His wid. d. 18 Dec. 1721. THOMAS, Middletown, eldest s. of the preced. m. 1690, Rebecca, eldest d. of Nathaniel Willet, prob. had sev. ch.

RANSOM, MATTHEW, Saybrook, m. 7 Mar. 1683, Hannah Jones, had Joseph, b. 10 Jan. 1684.

RAPER, THOMAS, Boston, by w. Martha had Jeremiah, b. 27 Apr. 1685; Mercy, 8 Oct. 1686, d. young Stephen; 16 June 1688; Martha, 18 Nov. 1689; and Mercy, again, 23 Oct. 1691.

RASHLEY, HENRY, Boston 1648, perhaps br. of Thomas, d. bef. July 1657, JOHN, charg. with murder 1679, to the E. of Kennebeck. THOMAS, Boston, adm. of the ch. 8 Mar. 1640, called "a studyent," meaning in theology, no doubt, and next yr. at Gloucester, as we learn from Lechford, he exercis. as they say, in a prophetical way, and there perhaps m. but his s. John "being a. six wks. old," was bapt. at B. 18 May 1645, in wh. yr. he was possib. of ar. co. and of Exeter 1646; but soon went home, was the min. at Bishop Stoke, Co. Hants, where, 4 May 1652, he bapt. Samuel Sewall, first of that name, Ch. Just. of Mass. He was after, as Farmer, in a MS. note says, sett. in Wiltsh.

RASOR, RICHARD, Boston, m. 24 Aug. 1660, Exercise, d. of John Blackleach.

RATCHELL or RACHELL, ROBERT, Boston, m. Judith, d. of John Hart, had Mary, b. 31 Aug. 1652; Ann, 4 Feb. 1654; and Temperance, 8 June 1658; he d. 1659, when inv. of his est. was £5 4s. 8d. and his wid. m. 3 Dec. 1663, Philip Bullis. Boston rec. however, by seeming incongru. makes Thomas Reape to be m. by Gov. John Endicott, 30 Nov. 1660, to wid. Judith Ratchell. Still Bullis prevailed, possib. at a later day. Mary m. John Pierce of Gloucester; Ann m. 1677, Andrew Hall of Boston; and Temperance m. William Johnson of Boston, and was wid. 1677.

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