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

Volume #4
Sabin - Samfield 

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.

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SABIN, BENJAMIN, Rehoboth 1670, perhaps s. of William, had Benjamin, b. 2 Dec. 1673, call. on for contribut. of money in the war of 1675, rem. to Roxbury, prob. to escape nearer evils, there had Mehitable, 7 Sept. 1677. Early next yr. his w. d. and he m. 5 July 1678, Sarah Parker, had Sarah, 1 Aug. 1679; Nehemiah, 10 Jan. 1681; Patience, 3 May 1682; Jeremiah, 11 Mar. 1684; Experience, Feb. 1685; and Experience, 1686, if we believe the rec. JOSEPH, Rehoboth, perhaps s. of William, had Jonathan, b. 12 July 1674; Abigail, 16 Aug. 1678; Experience, 14 Mar. 1681, d. soon; Joseph, 18 Nov. 1682, d. soon. JONATHAN, Rehoboth, wh. serv. 1675 and 6 in the gr. Ind. war, may have been br. of Benjamin, but I kn. no more. NEHEMIAH, Rehoboth, perhaps br. of the preced. had David, b. 10 Nov. 1674, d. soon. In Col. Rec. a name of one bur. at R. in the latter pt. of May 1676, print. Nathaniel Sahen, perhaps a ch. I think may mean one of this fam. NOAH, a soldier in Gallop's comp. 1690, perhaps of Rehoboth. SAMUEL, Rehoboth, s. of William, I suppose, a soldier in the war begun by Philip both yrs. at differ. times, had Israel, b. 16 June 1673; Experience, 5 Oct. 1676, wh. propb. d. next yr.; and Mary, 4 Mar. 1679. He was serv. in Gallop's comp. 1690 for Phips's crusade against Quebec. 

WILLIAM, Rehoboth 1643, sign. the combina. or compact of 1644, was a selectman, rep. 1657 and sev. yrs. more; had Mehitable, b. 10 May 1673, unless she were ch. of one of his s. He was liberal in contribut. for Philip's war, and prob. two, if not more of his ch. render. personal serv. What number of ch. he had is unkn. [[vol. 4, p. 2]] nor is the date of either giv. but seven appear with some distinctness, and the names are thot. to be Mercy, in add. to the five foregoing, and William, beside, perhaps, ano. s. whose wid. gave of her mite to the cause. WILLIAM, Rehoboth, s. perhaps of the preced. had Mary, b. 18 Sept. 1675; and Margaret, 10 Apr. 1680. Easi. this name gains final e.

SABLE, or SABLES, JOHN, Hartford 1639, rem. prob. bef. 1650, to some other town of uncert. name, perhaps Wethersfield, and was freem. 1658. WILLIAM, Braintree, a soldier of Johnson's comp. 1675.

SACKET, JOHN, New Haven, m. 20 May 1652, Agnes Tinkham, had John, b. 30 Apr. 1653; Jonathan, 6 June 1655; Mary, 24 Sept. 1657; Joseph, 3 May 1660; Martha, 19 Sept. 1662; and d. 3 Sept. 1684. His wid. d. 1707. JOHN, Northampton, had John, b. 1660; William, 1662; Abigail, 1663; Mary, wh. d. 1667; had Hannah, 1669; rem. to Westfield, there had Mary, again, 8 June 1672; Samuel, 18 Oct. 1674; Elizabeth 28 Aug. 1677, wh. d. at 5 yrs. His ho. was burn. by the Ind. 1675; his w. d. 9 Oct. 1690; and he m. 1691, Sarah, the only d. of John Stiles, wid. of John Stewart of Springfield; and d. 8 Apr. 1719. He was prob. s. of the first Simon, and may have been br. from Eng. Abigail m. 13 Sept. 1682, John Noble; and Mary m. 2 Oct. 1689, Benjamin Morley. All his other ch. were m. also; but William, Samuel, and Abigail d. bef. their f. JOHN, New Haven, eldest s. of John of the same, was a propr. 1685. 

JOHN, Westfield, eldest s. of John of the same, by w. Deborah had John, b. 3 Mar. 1688; Abigail, 16 Oct. 1690; Daniel, 14 Aug. 1693; David, 7 July 1696; Benjamin, 30 Oct. 1698; and Deborah, 16 Nov. 1701. His w. d. 4 days aft. and he m. ano. w. had sev. ch. and d. 20 Dec. 1745. JOSEPH, Newtown, L. I. s. of the sec. Simon, had, says Riker, three s. Elizabeth d. of capt. Richard Betts; the next, Ann; and last 1711, Mercy, wid. of Thomas Betts, d. of Daniel Whitehead. He had large est. was lieut. and capt. d. 1719. The ch. were Simon, Joseph, Richard, John, William, Samuel, Elizabeth and Sarah, but the hist. of Newtown gives no dates of their bs. nor does he appropr. the mos. SIMON, Cambridge 1632, came with w. Isabel, and, prob. both s. Simon and John, all, perhaps, in the Lion, that brot. in Sept. of that yr. sev. sett. of C.; had sh. in the div. of ld. Aug. 1635, and d. soon aft. since admin. of his goods was giv. by the Ct. of Assist. to his wid. 3 Nov. foll. as our Col. Rec. I. 155, shows. Perhaps she m. again. This name was writ. by Dr. Holmes in his Hist. of Cambridge, 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 10, Oakes, but that was more than 60 yrs. since, and he bec. as he grew older, better able to read ancient rec. SIMON, Springfield, 1654, s. prob. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. Sarah, d. of William Blomfield, had only Joseph, b. 23 Feb. 1656, and d. 9 July 1659. 

WILLIAM, Westfield, s. of John of the same, m. 27 Nov. 1689, Sarah Cram, had Joseph, b. 25 July 1690; Hannah, 15 Aug. 1692; Rebecca, 16 Sept. 1694; Jonathan, 20 Mar. 1696; and d. 28 Mar. 1700. [[vol. 4, p. 3]]

SADD, JOHN, Hartford, a tanner, with good est. from Earl's Colne, Co. Essex, purch. ho. and ld. 1674, had left s. John in Eng. here m. a. 1690, as sec. w. Hepzibah, wid. of John Pratt, the third of that name, had Thomas, b. 1691; and d. 20 Dec. 1694. THOMAS, Windsor, s. of the preced. had Thomas, wh. d. 8 May 1728, a. 10 yrs. old; Hannah, b. 2 Dec. 1719; Thomas, 3 Aug. 1723; Hepzibah, 20 Mar. 1725; Matthew, 11 July 1729; and John, 22 Nov. 1734.

SADLER, ABIAL, Gloucester 1689, had been a soldier, Babson says, in the Col. serv.; by w. Rebecca had a ch. b. 13 Mar. 1693; and the f. d. 13 Sept. 1697. ANTHONY, Newbury, came from Southampton in the Confidence, as serv. to Stephen Kent, 1638, as the rec. has it, 9 yrs. old, the fig. on the left hand being lost, would, perhaps, be supplied by 2, for he was adm. freem. 6 Sept. 1639; was a shoemak. m. Martha, d. of John Cheney, had only ch. Abiel, b. 2 Nov. 1650; rem. to Salisbury, and was drown. 23 Feb. 1651. His wid. next yr. m. prob. the sec. Nicholas Busbee. JOHN, Gloucester, freem. 19 May 1642, and selectman the same yr.; had been, with other inhabs. of G. 1640, at Marshfield, was capt. and had s. Robert. He gave that s. ho. and ld. went home, and sent for his w. to come to him; prob. s. Robert foll. bef. many yrs. as his atty. Hugh Caulkins, in 1651, convey the est. 

JOHN, Wethersfield 1643, on Glastonbury side of the riv. is found in the list of freem. 1669, had w. Deborah, but no ch. prob. for all his prop. was giv. to her by the will of 8 Aug. 1673, and he d. next mo. RICHARD, Lynn, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, had come in 1636, it is said, from Worcester, Eng. in 1639 had charge, with John Oliver and Robert Keayne, of run. line between that town and Boston; was made clk. of the writs, i. e. town clk. with addit. function, in Dec. 1641, but went home in 1646, as fellowpasseng. with John Leverett, Gov. Sayles of Bermuda, and many others, of wh. were the malcontent doctor Child, Thomas Fowle, and William Vassall. See the curious tract, New England's Salamander, by Gov. Winslow, in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. II. 130-3. He bec. a preach. ord. 16 May 1648, at the little chapel of Whixall, in the N. pt. of Shropshire, adj. Flint, says Calamy; and was eject. aft. the restorat. from a better living at Ludlow, but d. at W. 1675, aged 55. Lewis, in his Hist. Ed. 2d, p. 92, would instr. us, that he had s. Richard, b. 1610, wh. was the min. then ord. and eject. wh. is wide. from Calamy, by mak. the s. b. ten yrs. bef. the suppos. f.

SAFFERY, SOLOMON, a mathemat. employ. with Nathaniel Woodward to run the S. line of the Col. in 1642. See Hutch. Hist. II. 263.

SAFFIN, or SAFFYN, JOHN, Scituate, a lawyer, selectman 1653, m. 2 or 3 Dec. 1658, Martha Willet, d. of capt. Thomas of Plymouth, had John, b. 13 Sept. foll. d. at 2 yrs. John, again, 14 Apr. 1662; Thomas, [[vol. 4, p. 4]] 18 Mar. 1664; Simon, 4 Apr. 1666; Josiah, 30 Jan. 1668; Joseph, 2 Feb. 1670, d. young; Benjamin, 15 June 1672, d. soon; and Joseph, again, 24 Jan. 1676. His w. with two of the ch. d. 1678, of smallpox; and the rest of the ch. all d. young. Soon aft. m. he rem. to Boston, join. the firt ch. and took freem.'s o. 1671, was rep. 1684 to 6, in the latter yr. being chos. speaker, had large interest in the Narraganset or King's Prov. 1638, at the first pop. elect. of counsel. in 1693, was chos. one of the ten by the peop. prefer. to ten others, dictat. to k. William in the chart. by Increse Mather, and made one of the judges in Sup. Ct. 1701, from wh. place Gov. Dudley rem. him, and two yrs. later negat. him as counsel. For sec. w. he took, 1680, Elizabeth wid. of Peter Lidget, Esq. and she made her will 14 Apr. 1682, prob. hav. such power by her contr. of m. and in July foll. attempt. to destr. hers. as by the diary of Noadiah Russell, in Geneal. Reg. VII. 56, is seen. He had third w. Rebecca, d. of Rev. Samuel Lee of Bristol, whither he rem. a. 1690, and was appoint. the first judge of Pro. in the new Co. then pt. of Mass. since assign. to R. I. From this w. aft. long disagr. he separat. hims. and very curious matter a. the affair may be read in Baylies, I. V. 56-61; but far more interest is found in the letter to S. from Cotton Mather, 3 Mass. Hist. ColI. 137, writ. only ten days bef. d. of S. prob. therefore never rec. It is one of the happiest of the eccentric writer's productions; and highly piquant would have been the reply of the judge to his ghostly adviser, had he liv. to offer one. The will, made two days bef. pro. two days aft. his d. in wh. nothing is giv. to his w. and L5 to Cotton Mather, confirms this conject. He d. at B. 29 July 1710, and Hutch. III. 136, refers to the interm. of his last surv. s. wh. d. 18 Jan. 1687, immortaliz. by the epitaph in Addison's Spectator, as in the judicious memoir to be read in Geneal. Reg. IV. 109. His wid. m. 26 July 1712, Rev. Joseph Baxter of Medfield.

SAFFORD, JOHN, Ipswich 1665, perhaps br. perhaps s. of Thomas. JOHN jr. took o. of alleg. at Ipswich 1683. JOSEPH, Newton, L. I. 1655. JOSEPH, Ipswich, s. of Thomas, freem. 1682. THOMAS, Ipswich 1641, d. 1667, leav. wid. s. Joseph, b. prob. 1633, and three ds.

SAGE, DAVID, Middletown, freem. 1667, m. Elizabeth Kirby, wh. d. 1670, had David, b. 1 Feb. 1665; John, 5 Mar. 1668; and by w. Mercy, wh. d. 7 Dec. 1711, had Mary, 15 Nov. 1672; Jonathan; and Timothy, 14 Aug. 1678; all nam. exc. Mary, with his w. in the will short. bef. he d. 31 Mar. 1703; beside ds. Elizabeth 6 June 1666, wh. m. a Bull; Mary, w. of Samuel Johnson; and Mercy, without surname, so may be presum. unm. Good est. he left to wid. Mary, and these seven ch. Descend. are num.

SALE, SEALE, or SAILE, EDWARD, Salem, was prob. that passeng. [[vol. 4, p. 5]] 1635, aged 24, in the Elizabeth and Ann from London, freem. 2 Nov, 1637, but he must have belong. to ano. ch. than S. In June preced. his w. Margaret was charg. for adultery with morr than one, and banish. next yr. See Col. Rec. I. 198, and Winthrop II. 349. He was of Rehoboth 1644. EPHRAIM, Boston, s. of Edward, ar. co. 1674, was its lieut. and d. 2 Dec. 1690. By w. Alice he had Samuel, b. 11 Feb. 1678; Nathaniel, 21 Oct. 1679; and by w.Mary, d. of Hopestill Foster, had Mary, 21 Aug. 1681; Hepzibah, 24 Dec. 1684; John, 17 Jan. 1687; and Thankful, 18 May 1689. His wid. m. 10 Dec. 1691, Samuel Ward. OBADIAH, Boston, freem. 1681, by w. Sarah had John, b. 23 July 1680; Abigail, 6 Aug. 1681; Sarah, 3 Mar. 1683; and Sarah, again, 27 Aug. 1684.

SALISBURY, JOHN, Swanzey, perhaps s. of William, k. by the Ind. 24 June 1675, perhaps the first victim of the gr. war. JOHN, Boston, prob. s. of Nicholas, perhaps b. in Eng. by w. Annbel had John, b. 5 Jan. 1690; Nicholas and James, tw. 20 Aug. 1694, both prob. d. with the mo. soon; and by w. Bridget had Nicholas, again, 28 Oct. 1697; Benjamin, 7 Nov. 1699; was a mariner, and, perhaps d. abroad. His inv. was tak. 5 June 1708, and the wid. appoint. adminx. 6 July, and brot. in the docum. 4 Oct. foll. by the nam of Bridget Gooding, late Salisbury. NICHOLAS, Boston, had w. Elizabeth wh. d. 17 Feb. 1688, aged 53, perhaps was f. of John, and the com. ancest. of sev. disting. fams. WILLIAM, Swanzey 167l, was, perhaps, f. of John bef. ment. certain. of that William, prob. k. by the Ind. 24 June 1675 in Philip's war, the first blast of wh. utter. scatter. this town. Admin. on his est. was giv. to his wid. 17 Sept. of that yr. and 11 Nov. 1684 the f. took admin. de bonis non. But he was of Milton, had w. Susanna; and from Hist. of Dorchester, 59, I learn that he had been there bef. 1656.

SALLOWS, BENJAMIN, Salem 1637. Felt. JOHN, Salem 1668, s. prob. of Michael, was a petitnr. against imposts. MICHAEL, Salem 1635, in his will of 14 Nov. 1646, pro. 31 Dec. foll. names Michael, his youngest s. d. Martha, beside s. Thomas, Robert, John, and Samuel, with s.-in-law Edward Wilson, made Wilson and s. Robert excors. both of wh. declin. to serve. ROBERT, Salem, s. of the preced. by w. Freeborn had Hannah, b. 9 Sept. 1654; Mary, 2 Feb. 1659; d. 1663, by drown. 8 Apr. and his inv. was brot. in 1 July. THOMAS, br. of the preced. wh. d. 1663, perhaps at the same time with his br. it may be by shipwreck, or in a distant ld. at least the Ct. of Pro. rec. his inv. two days aft. that of Robert, and from differ. apprais. He was f. perhaps, of the ch. Hannah, Mary, Sarah, and Robert, all bapt. 5 June 1664.

SALLS, SAMUEL, Lynn, m. 4 Aug. 1663, Ann Lenthall. Perhaps the name should be Sallow, and he s. of Michael.

SALLY, or SALLEE, MANES, Charlestown, adm. of the ch. 3 May [[vol. 4, p. 6]] 1647, freem. the same mo. Of so unusual a name of bapt. or surname, I should be slow in acknowl. but Mary, prob. his w. join. the ch. 9 July next yr. his d. Rebecca m. John Jones, so there are three places of rec. and the potential authori. of Frothingham, 152 shows "Sarah Sallee's ho." in 1658. The classic Manes bec. Manus on his adm. in Col. rec.

SALMON, SALMONDS, or SAMMON, CLEMENT, Boston, m. 13 June 1660, Joanna Riland, had John, b. 9 May foll. Mary, b. 12 Jan. 1663; Elizabeth 26 Feb. 1666; and Samuel, 5 Apr. 1668. DANIEL, Lynn 1630, serv. in the Pequot war 1636 or 7, had Daniel, b. 2 May 1665; in 1681 gave testim. a. the iron works, in wh. he had labor. near 40 yrs. bef. GEORGE, Salem, m. Oct. 1664, Remember, d. of Benjamin Felton, had Elizabeth; Mary, b. 16 Mar. 1669; Susanna, 30 May 1670; George, 1 Mar. 1672, posthum. for the f. d. a. 12 Feb. preced. 1668. JOHN, Newport, 1669, had there a w. and was one much esteem. d. 1676. JOHN, New Haven 1682. PETER, Salem, m. 4 June 1677, Ann Thompson, had Martha, b. 29 July 1679, d. in 3 mos.; Ann, 30 Aug. 1680; Peter, 1 July 1682; and Sarah, 18 Aug. 1683. SAMUEL, Salem 1660, prosecut. as a Quaker. THOMAS, Northampton 1659, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 1660; Ruth, 1666; Elizabeth 1673; beside two ch. that d. young; and Thomas, posthum. Mar. 1676; was k. by the Ind. 29 Oct. preced. His wid. Mary m. 1676, Joseph Phelps of Windsor, but prob. aft. his rem. to Simsbury. Ruth m. 1684, William Hulbert the sec.; and Elizabeth m. 1693, Caleb Root. WILLIAM, Amesbury, m. 30 Nov. 1669, Mary with surname very odd, had William, b. Apr. 1670; took o. of alleg. 1677.

SALTER, CHARLES, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Benoni, b. 17 July 1685; and from rec. of B. I gain no more. ENEAS, Boston, a mason, by w. Joan had Eneas, b. 17 Apr. 1673; John, 24 Sept. 1674; Sarah, 1 Aug. 1676; Peter, 13 Feb. 1679; and Benjamin, 8 May 1682. HENRY, Charlestown, by w. Hannah had John, b. 6 Jan. 1656; Henry, Richard; and Nicholas; all bapt. 26 Oct. 1673, in right of the mo. wh. join. the ch. four wks. bef. One Thomas, without surname, is found in the rec. of b. at C. 20 Oct. and I presume he was this man's s. and that he d. young; but I do not see the name of f. among housholders there 1658 or 1678. JABEZ, Boston, s. of William, ar. co. 1674, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 6 Oct. 1671; Mary, 28 Jan. 1673; Jabez, 8 July 1678, d. soon; William, 5 Jan. 1680; Jabez, again, 4 July 1682, d. soon; Jabez, again, 1 June 1683; Elisha, 22 Sept. 1685, d. soon; Elisha, again, 9 Oct. 1686; Richard, 3 Feb. 1689; and Samson, 21 Mar. 1692. He d. 31 Dec. 1720; and his w. Elizabeth d. 29 Oct. 1726, near 75 yrs. old. 

MATTHEW, Marblehead 1674, m. perhaps, Ann, d. of Samuel Condy, and had sev. ch. SAMSON, Newport 1639, came in the James 1635, from Southampton, then call. a fisherman in the custom-ho. docum. yet of Caversham, wh. is in Co. Oxford. SAMUEL, a soldier in Gallop's comp. 1690, against Quebec. THEOPHILUS, Ipswich 1648, of Salem 1654, acc. Felt. WALTER, Boston 1658, sett. short. aft. on L. I. as may be infer. from certain queries by him propound. to Conn. See Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 423. WILLIAM, Boston, shoemak. by w. Mary had Peleg, b. 15 Mar. 1634, but bapt. 25 Mar. 1638, wh. makes me doubt the date in rec. of b.; Elizabeth 16 Apr. 1639, bapt. 26 Apr. 1640; [[vol. 4, p. 7]]Mary, 10 Aug. 1642, bapt. 30 Oct. foll. as "a 3 days old," that shows wh. rec. is wrong; Jabez, bapt. 17 Aug. 1645, wh. perhaps d. soon; yet possib. the next town rec. Jabez, b. Sept. 1647 is wrong; Elisha, 7 Mar. 1654, d. next yr.; and Lydia, 24 Mar. 1656. He kept the prison in this yr. and long aft. was witness to the will of wretch. Mrs. Hibbins, wid. of the Assist. execut. as a witch, when she was only a scold; and he d. 10 Aug. 1675, aged 68. His will of 11 May preced. names s. Jabez, and John, wh. was gone away, but if he came back, should have five acres on Spectacle isl.; ds. Mehitable, that shoul have half his dwel.-ho.; and d. Beck, wh. had rec. her portion, prob. on m.; and gr.ch. are refer. to, and w. Mary made extrix. On Boston rec. appears m. of Nicholas Phillips with Hannah S. 4 Dec. 1651, but of wh. she was d. is uknn.

SALTONSTALL, HENRY, Watertown, s. of Sir Richard, b. in Eng. brot. prob. by his f. 1630, ar. co. 1639, gr. in the first class of H. C. 1642, went soon aft. to Eng. was in Holland 1644, stud. med. and in Oct. 1649 had degr. of M. D. at the Univ. of Padua, and 24 June 1652, at Oxfor d, by order of the Long Parliam. and was made fellow of New Coll. as was, with less regard to rules, our William Stoughton; but place of his later resid. or date of his d. is unkn. See Wood's Athene Oxon. NATHANIEL, Haverhill, s. of Richard the sec. was prob. the first male of this disting. fam. b. on our side of the ocean, freem. 1665, rep. 1666, 8-71, Assist. 1679 and until the vacat. of our old chart. 1686, but again an overthrow of Andros, tho. the k. had made him one of the coun. to Dudley; yet was nam. again in the new chart. and a judge of the Sup. Ct. in 1692, when he refus. participat. in the monstrous trials for witchcr. leav. his seat to be occup. by Jonathan Corwin, br. of the sheriff that was call. to hang so many innocent victims. But many yrs. he was head of the Essex militia. He m. 28 Dec. 1663, Elizabeth d. of Rev. John Ward, had Gurdon, b. 27 Mar. 1666, H. C. 1684, the disting. min. of New London, and Gov. of Conn. (so nam. for Brampton Gurdon the Suff'k. patriot M. P. whose d. was his mo.); Elizabeth 15 Sept. 1688; Richard, 25 Apr. 1672; Nathaniel, 5 Sept. 1674; both H. C. 1695; and John, 14 Aug. 1678, wh. d. at 3 yrs.; and d. 21 May 1707. His wid d. 29 Apr. 1741, as Bond, 921, tells; but the yr. should be 1714. Of his hon. descend. large acco. may be read in 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. V. 154, and 3 M. H. C. IX. 119, but more in Bond's copious Hist. of Watertown. 

PETER, by the hist. of the Ancient and Hon. Art. Co. made one of the corps 1644, is prob. name without right giv. by Whitman, as if he were s. of Sir Richard, for no such person is ever heard of elsewhere, and Bond rejects it as any of our N. E. stock. Orig. rec. of that famous milit. band have been lost above a hundred and fifty yrs. [[vol. 4, p. 8]]

RICHARD, Watertown, the knght, s. of Samuel, and neph. of Sir Richard mayor of London in the time of Queen Elizabeth was from the neighb. of Halifax, in the W. Riding of Co. York, in the royal chart. of 4 Mar. 1629 first nam. of the 18 Assist. came 1630 in the fleet bring. all his fam. with Gov. Winthrop but prob. his w. had d. sone yrs. bef. With two ds. Rosamond and Grace, and one of his younger s. prob. Samuel, he left N.E. for home 1 Apr. 1631, hav. attend. eight of the nine sess. of the Ct. of Assist. and was fin. for abs. at that of 7 Sept. preced. Earnest. he befriend. onr country in Eng. by thought, word, and deed; and was active, with the Lords Brooke, Say and Seal and other puritans in the first settlem. of Conn. By his first w. Grace, d. of Robert Kaye, Esq. of Yorksh. he had four s. Richard, b. 1610; Robert; Samuel; and Henry; two ds. Rosamond, perhaps the eldest ch. and Grace. By uncert. tradit. he is giv. two other ws. one said to be d. of the Earl of Delaware, for wh. in Collins's Peerage no support can be seen, and the other, less improb. Martha Wilford; but no ch. is ascrib. to either. He was, with s. Henry, in Holland 1644, perhaps min. to the States, and there was paint. the likeness of wh. engrav. is seen in the sec. vol. of Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceed. His will was made 1658, at the age of 72. 

RICHARD, Ipswich, s. of the preced. by his f. brot. 1630, hav. left the Univ. of Cambridge, where he was entr. at Emanuel Coll. as a fellow commoner, 18 Apr. 1627, from Yorksh. and matricula. 14 Dec. foll. adm. freem. of Mass. 18 Oct. 1631, and next mo. went home, by circuitous voyage of six wks. to Virg. and m. in Eng. a. 1633, Meriel, d. of Brampton Gurdon of Assington, Co. Suff'k. near the ancestr. resid. of our first Gov. Winthrop and emb. on return in the Susan and Ellen 1635, with that w. aged 22, and d. of the same name, was rep. in Mar. 1636 and foll. sess. until chos. an Assist. in May 1637, and in 1641 was made first offic. under Endicott, of the Essex regim. when only two were in the Col. went home again, perhaps for the health of his w. 1649, as told in the anecdote relat. of Rev. John Cotton in note to Hutch. I. 94. For many yrs. he was not chos. Assist. but in 1664 in hope of his com. again, the honor was renew. and it was erron. assert. that he had been aft. in the country, bec. in 1672 he gave L50. to relief of Goffe and Whalley, the regicides. In 1680, however, he once more in Mass. and in May organizat. made an Assist. tak. the o. in Aug. wh. was renew. in 1681 and 2, but in this latter yr. he went home again, as the hope of preserv. liberty under the old chart. evapora. and d. 20 or 29 Apr. 1694, at Hulme, in Lancashire, at the ho. of Sir Edward Morley, wh. m. his eldest d. Other ch. were Richard, wh. d. young, prob. unm. certain. and Nathaniel, bef. ment. also Abigail, wh. m. Thomas Harley, s. of Sir Robert, and uncle to the famous Robert, prime min. of [[vol. 4, p. 9]]

Queen Anne, the friend of Pope and Swift, well kn. as Earl of Oxford (see Collin's Peerage, IV. 244, Ed. 5, and correct the slight error there); beside Elizabeth wh. m. Hercules Horsey, Esq. Instruct. may be got as to the just value of tradit. from a note in Hutch. II. 122, in wh. is read the story of a letter from Mrs. Harley to her sis. in N. E. that was many yrs. preserv. aft. the d. of that disting. statesman, for this passage in it; "I am now going to carry Bob. up to the inns of ct. to make a man of him," and Hutch. wh. seldom falls into such an error, makes the mo. "gr.d. of Sir Richard S." and this H. introduc. by refer. to "a tradit. that Harley had some N. E. blood in him, his mo. being a gr.d. of Sir Richard S." Now beside that this gr.d. of Sir Richard S. had no sis. here to write unto, the tale is false in the most vital pt. as usual, for she, being w. of his uncle, not of his f. could transmit no blood to he Lord High Treasurer. ROBERT, Watertown, br. of the preced. ar. co. 1638, was prob. at Windsor 1640-2, engag. for his f. or elder br. but allow. Francis Stiles to lead him into gr. useless expense, from wh. both suffer. inconven. to their dying day. He d. 1650, unm.; in his will of 13 June, pro. 15 Aug. nam. only relat. his f. brs. Richard, Samuel, and Henry, sis. Rosamond and Grace, and made John Clark excor. wh. forthwith renounc. his office. See Geneal. Reg. VII. 334. SAMUEL, Watertown, br. of the preced. of wh. we would, glad. kn. more than Farmer told, of his d. 21 Jan. 1696. Even in the gr. Hist. of W. Bond could add only that admin. was tak. in Oct. foll. by his neph. Nathaniel, saying that he had no active participat. in munici. concerns, nor is w. or ch. found in the rec. But in that vol. p. 918, amends are made by one of the finest letters of that age from his sis. Rosamond, 22 Apr. 1644. She was then resid. in conseq. of the loss of his prop. by her f. in the family of the puritan Earl of Warwick, Ld. High Adm. and her sis. with the lady of the Earl of Manchester, one of the ch. command. in the civil war. 

Of descend. of Sir Richard, in the male line, thirteen had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and six at Yale.

SAMFIELD, AUSTEN, Fairfield 1658, d. 1661, leav. small prop. to wid. and no ch. heard of.

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