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

Volume #3
Rugg - Russ

 By James Savage

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RUGG, DANIEL, Lancaster, s. of John m. 1704, Elizabeth Priest. JOHN, Maine, sw. alleg. to the king 1665. JOHN, Lancaster 1654, freem. 1669, by first w. Martha Prescott, d. of John, wh. d. soon aft. hav. 1655, two ch. wh. both d. m. 4 May 1660, sec. w. Hannah, had John, b. 4 June 1662; Mercy, 11 July 1664; Thomas, 15 Sept. 1666 Joseph, 15 Dec. 1668; hannah, 2 Jan. 1671; Rebecca, 16 May 1673; Daniel, 15 Nov. 1678; and Jonathan, 10 Feb. 1681; d. a 1696, at least his will was pr. that yr. and next yr. his wid. was k. by the Ind. Hannah m. 1690, John Ball; and Rebecca m. Nathaniel Hudson. JOHN, Lancaster, s. of the preced. byu w. Elizabeth had John, w. d. young; Samuel; Nathaniel, b. 1701; David; Jonathan; Benjamin; Mary; and Abigail. he d. 1712. JONATHAN, Marlborough, youngest br. of the preced. m. Sarah, d. of John Newton, had Bathsheba, b. 26 oct. 1703; rem. to Framingham, and had Sarah, 2 Oct. 1705; Hepzibah, 18 Jan. 1708; Abraham, 27 Apr. 1710; and his w. d. 7 May foll. He m. 22 Dec. aft Hannah, d. of Nathaniel Singletary, had Mehitable, 15 Sept. 1711; Hannah, 28 Nov. 1713; Jonathan, 27 Nov. 1716, d. young; John, 20 June 1718; Ebenezer, 22 July 1720; and Jonathan, again, a. 1722. he had third w. Elizabeth lib. at his d. 25 Dec. 1653. JOSEPH, Lancaster, br. of the preced. with his w. and three ch. and his mo. Hannah, was k. by the Ind. 1697. ROBERT, Conn. 1646, of wh. no more is kn. but that he was then bound to keep the peace. Perhaps he was a trans. person. THOMAS, Lancaster, s. of John the first, by w. Elizabeth had Thomas, b. 6 Dec. 1691; William, 16 Nov. 1693; Elizabeth 20 Jan. 1695; Hannah, 26 Apr. 1697; Abigail, 15 Mar. 1699; Sarah, 12 Feb. 1702; Mary, 30 May 1703; Ruth, Sept. 1706; Tabitha, 10 Sept. 1708; Millicent, 11 Nov. 1710; and Martha, 20 Nov. 1713. Barry thinks he lib. at Lexington. This name belongs to an anc. fam. in Co. Norf. Eng. two of whom, says Lord Baybrooke, were aldermen of Norwich. [[vol. 3, p. 586]]

RUGGLES, BENJAMIN, Suffield, s. of the fourth John, but third of Roxbury, had seven ch. to leave when he d. 7 Sept. 1708, only 32 yrs. old. GEORGE, Boston 1633, weaver, freem. 4 Mar. 1634, by w. Elizabeth had Eliz bapt. 8 Dec. 1633; Mary, 3 Jan.1636; John, 31 Dec. 1637; rem. to Braintree, there had George, b. 5 May 1640, d. next yr.; Rachel, 15 Feb. 1643; Sarah, 29 Sept. 1645; Samuel, 3 Mar. 1649; and Mehitable, 16 July 1650; came back to Boston and d. bef. 1670, when his wid. gave share to his d. Sarah, wid. of John Wilmot, mariner. His d. Elizabeth m. 24 Apr. 1655, William Brown, and Rachel m. Philip Squire. JEFFREY, Boston, arr. in the fleet with Gov. Winthrop 1630, and d. bef. the yr. end. He was from Sudbury in Co. Suff. and therefore had been a near neighb. in their native ld. had w. Margaret, wh. was No. 47 on our list of ch. mem. JOHN, Boston 1630, freem. 3 July 1632, had w. Frances, No 37 among ch. mem. and a d. wh. d. Jan. 1631, aged 11 yrs of wh. Gov. Dudley writes well. See in Prince II. 17 and 69. Whether he had other ch. or when he d. are unkn. but his inv. was of 22 Jan.1657. Perhaps he was br. of the preced. *JOHN, Roxbury, came in the Hopewell, capt. Bundock, from London 1635, aged 44, with w. Barbara, 30, and first b. ch. John, 2; a shoemaker form Nazing in Co. Essex, a 20 ms. from London, was freem. 18 Apr. 1637. His w. d. Jan. 1638, in giv. b. to a stillb. ch. and to a sec. w. Margaret, by wh. he had no ch. he gave half his est. was rep. 1658, 60, and 1, and d. 6 oct. 1663. His will that names only ch. John, was pro. Jan. foll. 

JOHN, Roxbury, s. of Thomas, b. in Eng. came in the Hopewell, 1635, aged 10, with his uncle John, but brot. by Philip Eliot, says the ch. rec. m . 14 Jan. 1651, Abigail, d. of Griffin Crafts, had John, b. 16 Oct. foll. d. soon; John, again, bapt. 22 Jan. 1654; Thomas, 28 Jan. 1655, H. C. 1690, and Samuel, b. 16, bapt. 23 Aug. 1657; was freem. 1654; a serg. and d. or was bur. 15 Sept. 1658. In his will of 9 Aug. proced. print. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 139, he names the w. and three ch. His wid. m. Edward Adams. JOHN, Roxbury, s. of the first John of the same, b. in Eng. m. 3 Apr. 1655, Mary, d. of John Gibson of Cambridge, and had John, b. 19 may 1657; Mary, bapt. with her br. John, 30 Jan. 1659, the w. hav. join. to the ch. the week bef. Rebecca, b. 20, bapt. 28 Sept. 1662; Joseph, 25, bapt. 26 Dec. 1669; was freem. 1674. His w. d. 6 Dec. 1674, as with gr. minuteness Eliot tells in his ch. rec. and 15 Mar. aft. he m. Sarah Dyer of Weymouth, had Benjamin, b. 22 Aug. 1676, H. C. 1693, the min. of Suffield. His w. d. 2 May 1687, and he took third w. Ruth, wh. d. 11 Apr. 1710, and he d. 25 Feb. 1712. Perhaps his d. Mary m. 6 June 1682, John Searle. 

JOHN, Boston, a butcher, s. of George, freem.1663, rem. in his latter days to Braintree, in his will of 10 Nov. 1707, pro. 11 Nov. 1709, gave s. John his est. in Boston, and [[vol. 3, p. 587]] the rest of his prop. to s. Joseph, d. Elizabeth Belcher, s. in law, Jonathan Hayward, and gr.ch. Sarah H. s. in law Jonathan Jones, and gr.ch. Sarah and Ruth J. w. Rebecca, and gr.ch. John Ruggles. JOHN, Roxbury, s. of John sec. of the same, a miller, m. 2 Sept. 1674, Martha, d. of Edward Devotion, had Abigail, b. 5 June, 1675; his w. d. and he m. 1 May 1679, her sis. Hannah, had John, 16 Mar. 1680; Edward, 16 Nov. 1683, d. young; rebecca, 14 Mar. 1685; Martha, 21 Dec. 1686; or Sarah, 28 Feb. 1687; perhaps Dorothy, 20 Feb. 1688; and Edward, again, 2 Oct. 1691. He d. 16 Dec. 1694; and his wid. d. 17 Dec. 1700, but one tradit. is that she m. a Paine. Perhaps he lib. at Muddy riv. and so the Roxbury rec. was neglect. JOHN, Roxbury, s. of John third of the same, m. 4 Nov. 1676, Mary, d. of John May, had Mary, b. 24 Sept. foll. d. young; Hannah, 15 July 1680; Mary, again, 23, bapt. 25 Dec. 1681; Sarah, 28 Feb. 1687, unless it should be Martha, 21 Dec. 1686; and perhaps Dorothy, 20 Feb. 1688; and I am unable to discrimin. by the rec. Great care was need. among the earlier Johns; but of the last two, I kn. not wh. was the freem. of 1690. Four, five or six different ones are call. junrs. and sometimes both deaths and marriages are inadeq. guides; for I greatly fear that both Hannah and Martha, was. of one or the other John, as also part of their childr. respective, are here interchangeab. confus. 

NATHANIEL, Boston, a mariner, whose f. I cannot trace, unless he were s. of Samuel the first of Roxbury, n his will of wh. I discov. not the date, but it was pro. 15 Dec. 1702, aft. commit. his "soul into the hands of my Creator and Redeemer the Ld. Jesus Christ," a strange confusion of terms guarded against by the creed of St. Athanasius, he gives to his "mo. Ann and to Sarah Paine, my intend. w. all my est. in R." and makes Joseph Belknap, jr. and William Paine excors. *SAMUEL, Roxbury, s. of Thomas, brot. from Eng. by his f. m. 10 Jan. 1655. Hannah, d. of George Fowle of Charlestown, had Hannah, b. 21 Jan.1656, d. in few wks.; Mary, 10 Jan.1657, d. young; Samuel, 1 Jan. bapt. 20 Feb. 1659, the f. hav. join. the ch. the wk. bef.; Joseph, 12 Bapt. 19 Feb. 1660; Hannah, again, perhaps 2, bapt. 22 Dec. 1661; Sarah, 18, bapt. 22 Nov. 1663, d. next yr.; Mary, again 8 Dec. 1666, bapt. next day; and Sarah, again, 30 Aug. bapt. 5 Sept. 1669; in that yr. his w. d. 24 Oct. and d. Hannah d. on 6 Nov. and d. Sarah d. on 16 Nov. of the same yr. He m. 16 May 1670, Ann, d. of Henry Bright of Watertown, had Thomas, b. 10, bapt. 12 Mar. 1671; Ann, 30 Sept. bapt. 6 Oct. 1672; Nathaniel, 22, bapt. 29 Nov. 1674, d. young; Elizabeth b. 1 May, 1677; Henry, 7 July 1681 d. at 21 yrs.; and Huldah, 4, bapt. 6 July 1684; was lieut. rep. 1689-92, and d. 15 Aug. 1692; and his wid. d. 5 Sept. 1711. Full relat. of his being struck by lightning, 1666, while driv. a team, of wh. the cattle were all k. is seen in Mather╒s Remarka. Providen. 78. 

SAMUEL, Boston, s. of George, a weaver, in his will of 22 Dec. 1689, pro. 12 June 1697, names w. [[vol. 3, p. 588]] Sarah, s. John, Samuel, and Jeremiah, and sis. Mehitable Richards. SAMUEL, Roxbury, s. of Samuel of the same, m. 8 July 1680, Martha Woodbridge, d. of Rev. John, had Samuel, b. 3 Dc. 1681, H. C., 1702, min. of Billerica; Lucy, 8 Sept. 1683; Timothy, 3 Nov. 1685, H. C. 1707, min. of Rochester; Hannah, 16 Apr. 1688; Patience 9 Nov. 1689; Martha, 1 Feb. 1692; Sarah, 18 June 1694, or Jan. 1695; Joseph, 21 July 1696; Mary, 20 Sept. 1698; and Benjamin, 4 July 1700, Y. C. 1721, min. of Middleborough; and d. 25 Feb. 1716. His wid. d. 1738, at her son's in billerica. 

THOMAS, Roxbury, elder br. of John first of the same, and prob. cousin of the first John of Boston, came in 1637, with w. Mary,and ch. Sarah, and Samuel; their first s. had d. in Eng. and the next, John, was brot. two yrs. bef. by Philip Eliot; freem. 22 May 1639; d. 15 Nov. 1644. His will, made six ds. bef. gives est. to w. and ch. John, Samuel, and Sarah. In his rec. of the ch. Eliot inserts his name among the bur. next to that of John Graves, and adds, "he d. of a consumpt. These two brake the knot of the Nazing Christians that came from the town in Eng.: Three, he had been, prob. their spiritual guide. Mary the wid. of Thomas, m. aft. 1662, a Roote, whose name of bapt. is unkn. and of her, at the date of her bur. 14 Feb. 1675, Eliot writes thus: "Old mo. Roote, wh. was Thomas Ruggles' wid. afore. She lived not only till past use, but til more tedious than a child. She was in her 89th yr." THOMAS, Guilford, s. of John the sec. of Roxbury, ord. 1695, had Thomas, Y. C. 1723; and other ch. for this. wh. succeed his f. in that pulpit, call. hims. eldest s. d. 1 June 1728. Sixteen of this name in 1834, had been gr. at the N. E. Coll.

RUM. See Ram.

RUMBALL, DANIEL, Salem 1644-1666, blacksmith, had 80 acres of ld. laid out 5 Feb. 12644, was lib. 1681. THOMAS, Stratford, came to Boston in the Truelove, 1635, aged 22, was out in the Pequot war next yr. under Lyon Gardiner, so we may believe he was of Saybrook at that time. His d. Bethia m. 12 June 1661, Robert Stewart of Norwalk, as Hall, 186. tells.

RUMRILL, RUMERELL, or RUMMERELL, SIMON, Enfield, m. Feb. 1692, Sarah Fairman, had Sarah, b. Feb. 1693; Simon, 1696; Ebenezer, 1702; and John, 1704; perhaps more. See Hinman 18.

RUMSEY, or RUMSIE, ROBERT, Fairfield, bef. 1670, had a fam. there cont. aft. 1700. THOMAS, Boston 1678, an impostor, m. 1 July 1679, Rebecca, d. of our Seer. Edward Rawson, carr. her to London, and there abandon, her immed. See Coffin's Newbury, 398, or Geneal, Reg. III. 298.

RUNDLE, WILLIAM, Greenwich 1672.

RUNDLET, RUNLET, or RANLET, CHARLES, Exeter, tak. by the Ind.

[[vol. 3, p. 589]]

RUSCO, RESKIE, RESKOE, or RESCUE, JOHN, Norwalk, perhaps s. of William b. in Eng. m. at hartford, 2 Jan. 1651, Rebecca Beebe, had in 1672 five ch. but their names or dates are unkn. exc. one, perhaps Thomas, wh. with f. was lib. 1694. NATHANIEL, Hartford, br. prob. elder of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 11 Nov. 1645, Joanna Crolet, if the surname be not mistak. had Nathaniel, was frem. 1654, a surveyor 1661, d. 1673. NATHANIEL, Hartford, s. of the preced. was propound, for freem. 1668. WILLIAM, Cambridge, came in the Increase, 1635, aged 41, with w. Rebecca, 40; and ch. Sarah, 9; Mary, 7; Samuel, 5; and William, 1; his w. d. early perhaps on the voyage, and in 1636 be m. wid. Esther Musse or Must. rem. early to Hartford, where he was an orig. propr. had Samuel, again, b. 12 Mar. 1648, and kept the prison in 1650. He came from Bilericay in Co. Essex. His d. Sarah M. 10 Dec. 1646, Henry Cole; and Mary m. 19 Aug. 1647, Hugh Wells.

RUSH, JASPER, Dorchester, freem. 1644, by w. Elizabeth had Preserved, b. 24 Sept. 1651; Elizabeth 24 Oct. 1653, d. at 4 yrs. and Thankful, 21 Oct. 1657, d. next mo. He m. sec. w. Judith, 24 Mar. 1664, and d. 23 Feb. 1669.

RUSHMORE, THOMAS, Hempstead, L. I. 1663, was under jurisdict. of Conn. but would not serve as constable.

RUSS, JOHN, Newbury 1635, had perhaps Nathaniel, b. a. 1640; John, 24 June 1641; Mary, 16 Feb. 1644; rem. next yr. to Andover, there had Jonathan, Thomas, Josiah, and Joseph. His w. Margaret d. 10 July 1689, and he d. 4 Mar. 1692, aged 80. Mary m. 7 June 1662, Andrew Foster. JOHN, Andover, s. of the preced. prob. the freem. of 1692, m. 20 Aug. 1663, Deborah Osgood, perhaps d. of John, had Joseph, wh. d. 10 June 1687; prob. Sarah, and other ch. RICHARD, a soldier, perhaps of Weymouth, was wound. in 1675, in the fight when Capt. Lathrop was k. and was reliev. of the bullet by a Dutch surgeon in 1678.

November 2000

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