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

Volume #4
Sargent - Savage 

By James Savage

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SARGENT, SEARGEANT, SARGEANT, SERGENT, or SERJENT, EDWARD, Nebury, by w. Elizabeth had Edward, and Elizabeth b. 2 Dec. 1684; Nathaniel, 16 Jan. 1687, all at Saco; Elizabeth again, 3 Oct. 1689, at Portsmouth; Elisha, 24 Oct. 1695; Rachel, 10 Oc. 1698; Ichabod, 5 Aug. 1701; and Abigail, 26 June 1704; as Coffin distrib. them. 

EPES, Gloucester, s. of the sec. William of the same, m. 1 Apr. 1721, Esther Macarty, had Epes, b. 1721; Esther, 1722; Ignatius, 1724; James, 1726, d. next yr.; Winthrop, 1728; Sarah, 1729; Daniel, 1731; Wiliam, 1734; and Benjamin, 1736. He took sec. w. 10 Aug. 1744, wid. Catharine Brown of Salem, had Paul Dudley, and John; was rep. 1740; rem. to Salem, and d. 6 Dec. 1762. JOHN, Barnstable, s. of William of the same, m. 19 Mar. 1663, Deborah, d. of Hugh Hillier; had Joseph, b. 18 Apr. 1663; John, 16 Feb. 1665; Mary; Jabez, Apr. 1669; rem. a. that time to Malden, and was selectman six yrs. His w. d. 20 Apr. 1669, and he m. 3 Sept. foll. Mary Bense, unless this name be wrong, wh. had no ch. and d. Feb. 1671. By third w. Lydia, d. of Elder John Chipman, he had Hannah, Dec. 1675; Jonathan, 17 Apr. 1677; William, 20 Nov. 1680; Ruth, 26 Oct. 1686; Samuel, 15 Sept. 1688; Ebenezer, 25 Sept. 1690; Mehitable, 5 Sept. 1696; beside Lydia, Deborah, Hope, and Sarah, whose dates are not seen. He d. 9 [[vol. 4, p. 18]] Sept. 1716, near. 77 yrs. old; and his wid. d. 2 Mar. 1730. All the fifteen ch. are ment. in his will of 20 May 1708. JOHN, Gloucester, eldest s. of the first William of the same, m. 24 Dec. 1679, Hannah Howard, had Hannah, b. 30 Mar. 1681; John, 1683; Thomas, 1685; Andrew, 1691, Joseph, 1702; and ano. s. and six more ds. JOHN, Saco, was lieut. 1680, and at Gen. Ct. held Presid. Danforth, 1684, was rep. 

JONATHAN, Branford 1646, had tak. o. of fidel. 1644, at New Haven, where he had also four ch. bapt. at once, 10 Aug. 1651, nam. Jonathan, Hannah, Thomas, and John, most, perhaps all, able to walk to N. H. I suppose, some it may be adult. He d. 12 Dec. foll. and his wid. d. in seven das, and in few yrs. the fam. was extinct in Conn. by John's d. a. 1675, at Guilford, without issue, as did Thomas, at Branford, 1700, and Jonathan, with his sis. wh. had m. Benjamin Baldwin, hav. rem. to Newark, N. J. at the great migrat. Of this fam. was the celebr. missiona. to the Stockbridge Ind. JOSEPH, Gloucester, youngest s. of the first William of the same, m. 1712, Martha Baker of Topsfield, had Joseph, b. 16 May 1713, and she d. few days aft. He m. 16 Sept. 1717, Hannah Haraden, and d. a. 1750. NATHANIEL, Gloucester, sixth s. of the first William of the same, m. 24 Jan. 1695, Sarha Harvey, wh. d. 5 Feb. 1706; and next m. 26 Mar. 1710, Mary Stevens, had five s. and seven ds. but in Babson no names are ment. exc. of Nathaniel, b. 1702, and Daniel, 1714; and he d. 12 Dec. 1732. PETER, Boston, merch. came, 1667, from London, was a strenuous oppon. of Andros, and chos. on his overthrow, to be one of the com'tee of safety, freem. 1690, was nam. of the counc. in the new chart. His w. whose name I hear not, d. 10 Nov. 1700, and he m. 9 Oct. foll. Mary, the wid. of Sir William Phips, wh. first was wid. of John Hall, and d. of capt. Roger Spencer. Next, he m. 19 Dec. 1706, Mehitable, wid. of Thomas Cooper, d. of James Minot, and d. 8, was bur. 13 Feb. 1714. His will, of 17 Jan. preced. ment. dec. brs. Joseph, and Henry, two surv. sis. beside nephs. and nieces of dec. brs. and sis. but no ch. nor do I find that he ever had one. His wid. m. 12 May 1715, Simeon Stoddard. SAMUEL, Gloucester, br. of Joseph, m. 24 May 1689, Mary, d. of Francis Norwood, had Samuel, b. 1690; William, 1692; four ds. and four more s. of wh. Solomon, the youngest was b. 1708. The f. was liv. 1746, but time of his d. is unkn. 

STEPHEN, Boston, by w. Dorothy had Elizabeth b. 12 Apr. 1670; Margaret, 10 Mar. 1675; and Mary, 5 July 1677. THOMAS, Branford 1667. THOMAS, Amesbury, prob. s. of William of the same, m. 2 Mar. or by ano. story, 2 Apr. 1668, Rachel, d. of William Barnes, had sev. ch. as a careful hand writes in Geneal. Reg. X. 184, whose pen gives no name but Thomas, b. 15 Nov. 1676; but this s. perpet. the success. He was freem. 1690. WILLIAM, Ipswich, one of the first sett. [[vol. 4, p. 19]] Mar. 1633, when John Winthrop, jr. plant. there, and short. aft. join. to sett. Newbury, and with Rev. Stephen Bachilor, began Hampton planta. 1638, lov. the pioneer's life so much, Coffin says, as to help build Amesbury, and there he found his final rest, a. 1673, aged 75. His w. was Elizabeth d. of John Perkins, and ch. Thomas, b. 11 June 1643; William, 2 Jan. 1646; Mary; Elizabeth 22 Nov. 1648; and Sarah, 29 Feb. 1652. His will, of 1671, names w. and ch. Thomas, William, Mary, w. of Philip Challis, and her ch. William, Elizabeth Mary, Philip, and Watson, beside his d. Elizabeth w. of Samuel Colby, and her ch. Dorothy and Elizabeth and his br.-in-law Thomas Bradbury, wh. had m. the sis. of his w. WILLIAM, Charlestown 1638, adm. to the ch. 10 Mar. 1639, as was, on the next Sunday, his w. Sarah, may be the freem. of 22 May foll. had John, bapt. 8 Dec. 1639; Ruth, b. 25 Oct. 1642; Samuel, 3 Mar. 1645; and, perhaps, others. Farmer thot. him the preach. at Malden 1648-50, of wh. slight ment. is seen in Jonson's W. W. Providences, Book III. cap. 7; yet as the min. is not nam. by Mather, he might be supos. to have gone home, but he was never ord. acting only as lay preach. 

This William had long puzzled me much, but my final infer. was that he rem. to Barnstable, where he succeed. famous John Lothrop in the pulpit, and where a will of one William, 9 Mar. 1680, names w. Sarah, s. John, and Samuel, ds. Ruth Bourne (wh. had been wid. of Jonathan Winslow of Marshfield, m. Richard B. of Sandwich, July 1677, and had third h. John Chipman of the same town), and Hannah Felch, beside gr.s. Samuel Bill, whose mo. Elizabeth had been wid. Nichols, when she m. 14 June 1653, Thomas Bill; but his d. Elizabeth must have been b. in Eng. and she d. 5 Mar. 1658. Abundant proof of all this is obtain. by the diligence of Aaron Sargent of the eighth generat. with success admira. exhibit. in the fam. geneal. print. 1858. Hannah m. Henry F. of Reading. 

WILLIAM, Gloucester, had gr. of ld. 1649, m. 10 Sept. 1651, Abigail, d. of Edmund Clark, had John, h. 1653; Andrew, 1655; William, 16 Aug. 1658; Samuel, 22 Mar. 1662; Nathaniel, 30 Oct. 1663, d. soon; Abigail, 8 May 166O; Natkniel, again, 1671; Joseph, 27 Mar. 1675; and Mary, 24 Nov. 1678, was rep. 1671; and 1, and his w. d 8 Mar. 1711, aged 79. He d. 19 Feb. 1717, aged 92. Abigail m. 15 June 1682, the sec. William Stevens. WILLIAM, Amesbury, s. of William of the same, took o. of fidel. 20 Dec. 1677, m. 23 Sept. 1668, of Anthony Colby, had William, and, prob. sev. more ch. WILLIAM, Gloucester, call. sec. to disting. him from the other, was b. in Bristol, Eng. m. 21 June 1678, Mary, d. of Peter Duncan, had Fitz William, b. 6 Jan. 1680; and Mary, 19 Dec. 1681; Andrew, 1683; Daniel, 1686; Jordan, 1688; Epes, 1690, the ancest. of most of the disting. men of this name; Ann, 1692; Samuel, 1694, d. young; Fitz John, 1696, d. soon; one, with an [[vol. 4, p. 20]] out of the way name, 1699, d. the same yr.; Jabez, 1700, d. the same yr.; Fitz William, 1701; and Winthrop, 1704; WILLIAM, Gloucester, s. of the first William of the same, m. 26 Oct. 1681, Naomi Stanwood, perhaps d. of Philip, wh. d. 13 Mar. 1702, and he m. 14 Sept. 1703, Hannah Short, perhaps d. of the sec. Henry; and by the two ws. he had eleven ch. but Babson ment. no names, and thinks he rem. bef. 1721. Glad. would I learn, wh. was f. of that Nathaniel, gr. at Harv. 1707, by the catal. mark. as d. 1762, for to him Stephen Glover of G. gave all his prop. requir. that he should be "bred up to learn." Of this name eighteen had been, in 1843, gr. at Harv. nine at Dart. and two at Yale.


SATTERLY, or SHATTERLY, BENEDICT, New London, there liv. but few yrs. d. a. 1689; leav. perhaps, a s. and two ds. Sarah, wh. m. Joseph Wickham of Killingworth; and Rebecca, m. Joseph Swasey of L. I. NICHOLAS, Westerly 1680.

SAULE, THOMAS, New Haven, or some pt. of that Col. 1639.

SAUNDERS, sometimes SANDERS, CHRISTOPHER, Windsor 1671, came short time bef. as seems prob. had Daniel, wh. d. 22 Dec. 1675, at 11 days old; Susanna, b. 20 Nov. 1676; Daniel, again 27 Oct. 1678; and Elizabeth 30 Apr. 1681; and it may be he was unsuccess. in trade, and rem. to Rehoboth, for one of this name was there 1690. DANIEL, Cambridge, d. 27 Feb. 1640, and no more is kn. of him. EDWARD, Portsmouth 1639, may be the man punish. at Watertown, 1654, for abuse of Ruth Parsons. See Col. Rec. III. 364. GEORGE, Windsor, br. of Christopher, propound. for freem. 1667, when he was ens. at Killingworth, m. bef. 1675, Mary, d. of George Saxton, had George, perhaps by former w. old eno. at least to be tax. with his f. 1675; and d. 16 Nov. 1690, leav. Mary, then 13 yrs. old, and Abiah, a. 6. GEORGE, Windsor, br. of Christopher, acc. Stiles, 770, rem. to Simsbury, m. 17 Dec. 1691, Abigail, perhaps d. of Nathaniel Bissell, wh. Stiles prints Russell, had, he says, Hannah, b. 23 May previous, and he d. 5 Dec. 1697. Very much confusion a. this name exists, and it may not be wholly dissipat. by reducing two Georges to one. JAMES, Haverhill, took the o. of alleg. 1677. 

JOHN, Weymouth 1622, sent by Weston as gov. or overseer of his planta. gave up next yr. the undertak. and prob, went home. JOHN, prob. at Ipswich 1635, freem. 25 May 1636, was permit. with Samuel Dudley and others, to found Colchester, soon call. Salisbury, perhaps was f. of that Sarah, wh. m. 3 Apr. 1641, Robert Pike of S. Yet possib. JOHN of Newbury sev. yrs. later, might be thot. her f. and even it might seem that these two were only one man. But he of S. had w. Esther, d. of John Rolfe, and by her had Esther, b. 5 Sept. 1639; John, 1 July 1641, wh. d. in [[vol. 4, p. 21]] few wks.; Ruth, 16 Dec. 1642; and John, again, 10 Dec. 1644; and he went home, own. an est. in Wiltsh. leav. his br.-in-law Richard Dole of Newbury, his atty. To prevent confus. of the two Johns, we may further note, that one of the name came in the Confidence of London, aged 25, husbandman of Longford, also in Co. Wilts, with w. Sarah, emb. at Southampton 24 Apr. 1638; and if we accept him as the John to wh. (with w. Sarah) Coffin gives ch. Sarah, b. 20 Aug. 1647; Mary, 12 June 1649; Abigail, 12 Apr. 1651, Joseph, 1653, d. soon; and Elizabeth 26 Jan. 1655; we may feel sure that Pike's w. was not his d. It may indeed seem that she might have been sis. of either of the two. JOHN, Salem 1637, mem. of the ch. had m. a d. of the firt Joseph Grafton, in his will of 28 Oct. 1642, pro. Dec. 1643, ment. s. John, and f. Grafton. JOHN, Wells 1645, had been of Hampton bef. 1643, was freem. 1653, lieut. 1658, and of that gr. jury 1660, then call. sen. His will, of 13 June 1670, pro. 3 Aug. foll. names w. Ann, and s. Thomas, to wh. the homestead was giv. to s. John a thousand acres 8 or 9 miles "above Cape Porpus riv. falls." wh. means, I judge, the Saco riv. and to all the resid. of his ch. equal sh. The whole est. was L139. 

JOHN, Braintree, perhaps s. of Martin, b. in Eng. m. 9 Oct. or 8 Nov. 1650, Mary Munjoy, sis. of George the first, had Mary, b. 12 Dec. 1653; John, 23 Nov. 1657, d. in few days; Judith, 28 Feb. 1663, d. very soon; Rachel, 4 Feb. d. in few days; Judith, again, 23 Jan. 1665, d. very soon; and John, 1 Sept. 1669. JOHN, Salem, m. 5 Nov. 1661, Hannah Pickman, prob. d. of Nathaniel, had Hannah, b. 15 Mar. 1663, wh. d. at 9 yrs.; John, 22 Oct. 1665; James, 23 Sept. 1667; Nathaniel, 2 July 1670; Joseph, 21 Aug. 1673, d. next yr.; and Elizabeth 28 Aug. 1678, had JOHN, Billerica 1679. JOHN, perhaps of Salem, and possib. s. of John of the same, m. 14 Sept. 1688; Return, d. of Samuel Shattuck, wh. rec. that name on acco. of happy com. from Eng. of her f. in 1662, bef. her b. with royal rescript for lenity to the Quakers. 

JOSEPH, Dover 1656, was k. by the Ind. in the night betw. 27 and 28 June 1689 at the same time, says Mr. Quint, when Waldron's garrison ho. was destroy. MARTIN, Boston, currier, came in the Planter from London, in the spring of 1635, aged 40, with w. Rachel, 40, and ch. Leah, 10; Judith, 8; and Martin, 4; beside Mary, prob. older than either. Here his w. join. our ch. 8 Nov. of that yr. but as they liv. at the Braintree planta. he was one of the found. of that ch; kept the inn in 1639, was adm. freem. 13 Mar. 1640. His d. Judith d. 7 July 1651. and his w. d. 15 Sept. foll. For sec. w. he took, 23 May 1654, Elizabeth Bancroft, wid. of Roger, and d. 4 Aug. 1658, hav. made his will 5 July preced. His wid m. deac. John Bridge of Cambridge, and had fourth h. Edward Taylor; d. Mary m. bef. 1641, Francis Eliot; Leah, m. perhaps, Robert Parmenter; and ano. d. Rachel, is also giv. to P. MARTIN, Braintree, s. of the preced. brot. from Eng. by his f. was freem. 1621, and m. 1 Apr. of the same yr. Lydia, d. of Richard Hardier; had Joseph, wh. d. 17 May 1667; Joseph, again, b. 3 Oct. 1657; Elizabeth 2 [[vol. 4, p. 22]] Oct. 1663; Jonathan, 3 Nov. 1672, bapt. 5 Jan foll. d. soon; and Lydia, b. 17 Feb. 1675, d. at 2 yrs. and he d. 4 Sept. 1706, aged 78. Elizabeth m. 3 Nov. 1680, Solomon Veazie. 

ROBERT, Cambridge 1636, ar. co. 1638, freem. 23 May 1639, rem. it is thot. to Boston soon, and aft. to Dorchester, where, in 1680, he was a poor man. TOBIAS, Taunton 1643, rem. to Newport, there was one of the freem. in 1655, and of Stonington 1669, yet on the R. I. side of the riv. now Westerly, and had to sustain many yrs. the claim against Conn. usurpat. His w. was Mary, d. of the first Joseph Clark of Newport. WILLIAM, Hampton, a carpenter, had been in this country 2 or 3 yrs. bef. he went to plant there, Sept. 1638, with Rev. Stephen Bachiler and others. Of this name, oft. spell. without u, Farmer says, eight had, in 1829, been gr. at N. E. coll. of wh. six were of Harv.

SAUNDERSON, BENJAMIN, Watertown, s. of Robert, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 29 Nov. 1677; and Bond tells no more. EDWARD, Watertown, m. 15 Oct. 1645, Mary Eggleston, by Bond thot. to be eldest d. of Bigod, but he was not (for that d. was only 4 yrs. old), and prob. was his sis. had Jonathan, b. 15 Sept. 1646; and Esther, call. strange. a young person, when bapt. 20 Mar. 1687, Bond constr. the phrase to mean only unm. But he may have had other ch. bef. or aft. rem. to Cambridge, and perhaps, went home. In the vicin. of W. num. descend. are found. HENRY, Sandwich 1643. JONATHAN, Watertown, s. of Edward, perhaps the only one, m. 24 Oct. 1669, Abia, youngest d. of Thomas, Bartlett of W. had Abia and Jonathan, tw. b. 28 Oct. 1673; Thomas, 10 Mar. 1675; John, 25 Mar. 1677; Benjamin, 28 May 1679; Samuel, 28 May 1681; Edward 3 Mar. 1684; and Hannah, 31 May, bapt. at W. 14 July 1689; was constable 1695, selectman, and deac. many yrs. His w. d. 13 Sept. 1723, and he d. 3 Sept. 1735. 

JOSEPH, Boston, s. perhaps, of Robert the first, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 6 July 1666. JOSEPH, Groton, s. of William, m. 30 July 1714, Sarah, d. of Samuel Page of Concord, had David, b. 5 Sept. 1715; Sarah, 19 Jan. 1717; William, 17 July 1718; Hannah, 5 Apr. 1720; Joseph, 17 Mar. 1722, d. soon; Susanna, 18 May 1723; Gideon, 19 Feb. 1725; Joseph, again, 5 Mar. 1727; Sarah, again, 15 Oct. 1729; and John, 13 Dec. 1731. ROBERT, Hampton 1638, freem. 7 Sept. 1639, by. w. Lydia had Mary, bapt. 27 Oct. 1639; rem. to Watertown 1642, prob. aft. m. Mary, wid. of John Cross of H. and had Joseph, b. 1 Jan. 1643; Benjamin, bapt. 29 July 1649; Sarah, 19 Jan. 1651; Robert, perhaps 3 Oct. 1652; and John, wh. d. 17 Sept. 1658; rem. next yr. to Boston, and was partner in gainful business, with John Hull, the night master. He had, also, eldest ch. by first w. perhaps b. in Eng. Lydia, wh. was m. (by Gov. Bellingham), 13 Dec. 1654, to Thomas Jones; but as no more is [[vol. 4, p. 23]] told of either of the young couple, I conject. they went to Eng. He had sec. w. Elizabeth was deac. and d. 7 Oct. 1693, not 6, as Farmer gave it. By his will, of 18 July, pro. 20 Oct. his w. was made extrix. and in her will of 15 Sept. 1694, prob. 21 Nov. 1695, is evid. proof, that ch. and gr.ch. nam. in the will of her h. were not his, but hers. No blood relat. of his, exc. br. Edward, and s. Robert can with confid. be found in his own will. ROBERT, Cambridge, s. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had Joseph, b. 10 Oct. 1684; and he took sec. w. in Boston, 21 Dec. 1693, Sarah Crow. 

WILLIAM, Watertown, perhaps s. of the first Robert, says Bond, but prob. was not, old eno. to sw.fidel. by w. Sarah, m. 18 Dec. 1666, had John, b. 13 Oct. 1667; Sarah, 17 Mar. 1669; William, 6 Sept. 1670; Mary, 30 Nov. 1671; Hannah, 3 May 1674, at Groton, whene he was driv. next yr. again to W. and had Lydia, 21 Apr. 1679; and Joseph, 28 Aug. 1680. WILLIAM, Watertown, s. of the preced. m. 14 May 1702, Abigail, d. of John Traine, wh. d. soon; and he m. (if Bond has right dates) 14 May 1704, Ann, d. of Philip Shattuck, had Lydia, b. 17 Dec. foll.; William, 10 Apr. 1706; and rem. to Sudbury, there had Amos; Isaac; and, Barry says, others. This name is sometimes abbrev. of its last syllab. and oft. is without u.

SAVAGE, EBENEZER, Boston, s. of the first Thomas, was of ar. co. 1682, m. Martha, d. of capt. Bozoan Allen, had Mary, b. 15, bapt. 19 Aug. 1683, and he d. next yr. EDWARD, Dorchester, if it be truly giv. 1664, as sign. the petitn. to the Gen. Ct. in vindicat. of our liberties. See Hist. of D. 200. But I doubt the name is wrong, and the writer in Geneal. Reg. V. 395, giv. the same list, in wh. this is Nov. 40, when he aft. publ. acco. of all the subscrib. to that docum. on p. 465, omits him. Of such a man in other connex. nothing is kn. and the same Hist. 38, gather. 134 first sett. of the town, includes but one Edward, and his surname was Raymond. EPHRAIM, Boston, s, of the first Thomas, by w. Mary, eldest d. of the sec. Edmund Quincy of Braintree, had Mary, b. 19 Nov. 1671, d. soon; Mary, again, 8, bapt. 13 Apr. 1673; John, 30 Nov. bapt. 6 Dec. 1674, H. C. 1694; and Hannah, 7, bapt. 13 Aug. 1676, wh. d. early. By sec. w. m. 26 Feb. 1678, Sarah, d. of Rev. Samuel Hough of Reading, had Sarah, b. 27 Oct. foll. as by rec. of Boston and Roxbury both; Mary, 10 Nov. 1680; Richard, 15 bapt. 17 Sept. 1682; Elizabeth 8, bapt. 11 Jan. 1685; and Hannah, again, 17 Jan. 1687, when the mo. d. For third w. Elizabeth wid. of Timothy Symmes, d. of capt. Francis Norton of Charlestown, the ceremo. of m. 12 Apr. 1688, was perform. by Rev. Charles Morton, being, one of the earliest instances of cleric. not civ. officiat. but this was during the period of Andros's usurpa. She d. 13 Apr. 1710, and for fourth w. he m. 8 Jan. 1713, Elizabeth d. of Abraham Brown of B. wid. of Peter Butler. of the [[vol. 4, p. 24]] same; but had no issue by the two later ws. and all the ch. by the first w. d. young; but of the sec. w. three ds. were m. and liv. long. He was freem. 1672, ar.co. 1674, its capt. 1683, and was many yrs. town clk. and in that period the rec. were careful. kept, exc. when he was engag. with his f. in Philip's war, and serv. in the unhappy expedit. of Sir William Phips, 1690, then hav. command of one of the fleet, was rep. 1703. and six yrs. more, and took the head of a comp. of the force draft. and sent on serv. to Nova Scotia in the abortive campaign, 1707. He d. 1731, his will of 3 Dec. 1730, pro. 22 Mar. foll. giv. to wid. Elizabeth and to ea. of her three ch. a gold ring, beside rememb. his ds. Sarah, w. of Joshua Wells, Mary, w. of Zechary Trescott, wh. had been w. of Bernard Jenkinson, and Hannah, w. of . . . . . Parmenter, wh. had been w. of John Butler, perhaps s. of the w. of her f. 

HABIJAH, Boston, eldest br. of the preced. m. 8 May 1661, Hannah, d. of capt. Edward Tyng, had Joseph, b. 15 Aug. 1662, d. soon; Thomas, 17 Aug. 1664 (the freem. of 1690, wh. d. 3 Mar. 1721, and progenit. of the fam. in Charlstown, S. C.); Hannah and Mary, tw. 27 Aug. 1667; was freem. 1665, ar. co. capt. of a comp. but d. on trade in Barbados, 1669. Male descent fail. here, but his s. both diffus. the blood; Hannah, by m. with Rev. Nathaniel Gookin of Cambridge, and Mary, by m. with Rev. Thomas Weld of Dunstable. HENRY, Haverhill 1644, may be the man wh. m. Elizabeth d. of Thomas Walford of Portsmouth. JOHN, Middletown, freem. 1654, m. 10 Feb. 1652, Elizabeth Dubbin, at Hartford, if we may rely on the delightful vol. of "Hartford in the olden time;" to wh. objection is rais. on read. the rec. in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 142, of m. of the same w. on the same day to James Wakely. However the ch. giv. to him (whoever was his w.) are John, b. 2 Dec. 1652; Elizabeth 3 June 1665; Sarah, 30 July 1657; Thomas, 10 Sept. 1659, d. soon; Hannah, 6 or 16 Apr. 1661, d. next mo.; Mary, 25 June 1663; Abigail, 10 July 1666; William, 26 Apr. 1668; Nathaniel, 7 May 1671; Rachel, 15 Apr. 1673; and Hannah, again, 16 July 1676; and he d. 6 Mar. 1685. His will, of 22 Nov. preced. names three s. and six ds. liv. and his est. was good. Mary m. 1 Apr. 1686, as sec. w. John Whitmore; and Abigail m. 14 Apr. 1687, Edward Shepard. 

JOHN, Rehoboth, m. 16 May 1668, Sarah Bowen, perhaps d. of Richard of the same, had Elizabeth b. 1673, d. soon; Sarah, 10 Mar. 1674; Elizabeth again, 11 Jan. 1676; and Mary, 5 June 1678; and d. 22 Aug. of that yr. His wid. m. 29 Sept. 1681, Joseph Brooman, if Col. rec. gives the name right. JOHN, Nantucket 1672, drawn thither by the gener. offer for settlem. as print. in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 311, had Susanna, b. 23 Mar. 1673; and John, 24 June 1674; but, perhaps, he rem. and may have been of Portsmouth, N. H. 1689-1732. JOHN, Chatham, was constable 1681, as Plymouth rec. [[vol. 4, p. 25]] tells. 

JOHN, Middletown, eldest s. of John of the same, m. 30 May 1682, Mary Ranney, d. of Thomas of the same, had John, b. 20 Feb. 1683, d. in few days; Thomas, 21 Aug. 1684; John, again, 30 Jan. 1686, d. in few mos.; John, again, 7 Aug. 1688; Mary, 11 Feb. 1691; William, late in July 1693; Elizabeth 1696; Abigail, Dec. 1698, d. at 3 mos.; Sarah, late in Sept. 1700; Rachel, 15 Jan. 1704; and Mercy, or this may be Mary, again, 10 Apr. 1706; as a capt and d. 31 Oct. 1726. His wid. d. 19 Aug. 1734. NATHANIEL, Middletown, youngest s. of the first John of the same, m. 3 Nov. 1696, Esther, d. of Thomas Ranney, had Esther; Nathaniel, wh. d. soon; Abigail; Susanna; Mary; Elizabeth; John; and Nathaniel, again; and d. 4 Jan. 1735. His wid. d. 1 Apr. 1750, aged 76. PEREZ, Boston, s. of the first Thomas, ens. of Moseley's comp. "a noble, heroic youth," as the great Ind. warrior, capt. Church, marks him, bad. wound. at Swansey in the first week of Philip's war, 29 June 1675, and again wound. in the hard swamp fight, 19 Dec. foll. where the concentra. power of the enemy was brok. when he was lieut. of the same corps. He was never m. and might have been omit. in this place, but for the events of his life, and chief. the curious incid. grow. out of his wills. Bef. go. to London, from wh. he carr. on trade to Spain, he made one, 8 Sept. 1690, nam. brs. Thomas (made excor.), Ephraim, and Benjamin, with sis. Hannah Sylvester, Mary Thacher, Dyonisia Ravenscroft, and Sarah Higginson, giv. to ea. £10., to Thomas, wid. sis. Thacher's s. wh. accomp. him in his voyages, L50., and resid. of his prop. to oldest surv. br. Thomas. This was pro. 18 Apr. 1695, aft. his d. at Mequinez, in Barbary, had been ascertin. See Vol. XIII. of Pro. rec. Contrib. to redeem from the Turks him and his neph. Thacher, as well as many others, had in former rrs. been made, as for more, in later yrs. by gen. concert of town and country chhs. and for young Thacher they were not too late. But in, the Prerogat. Ct. of the Archbp. of Canterbury, at London, 11 May 1702, was brot. in a later will of 24 May 1694, by the same testat. "made in my sick bed." at Mequinez, whereby (aft. small money presents to Robert Carver, or Carew, and four others, prob. is compan. in the sad slavery, to wh. one of the two witness. was the same Carver), all his prop. in hds. of Richard Hill of Cadiz, merch. or in London, or in N. E. is bequeath. to the neph. then under 21 yrs. old, his companion, I suppose, in that Algerine misery. This instrum. may be read in Vol. XVII. together with revocat. by our Judge Addington, 10 Nov. 1708, of the former admin. gr. by Judge Stoughton, when A. had been the Reg. 

But in Vol. XVIII. subseq. proceed. mov. in the Ct. of Arches, bef. Sir Charles Hedges, by Elizabeth wid. of Thomas, excor. of tbe Boston will, wh. was aunt of the devisee in the Barbary will, show a reversal of [[vol. 4, p. 26]] the former decree in support of the Mequinez will, and set up the right of the appellant under the Boston will, perhaps with concur. of Thacher. All may read the curious law Latin abbreviat. Mr. Justice Story, of the U. S. Sup. Ct. once ask. me, if the form Eng. proceedings in litigat. testament. cases were to be seen in our country, and the yr. aft. his d. I could have answ. his desire. 

THOMAS, Boston, merch. s. of William of Taunton, Co. Somerset, blacksmith, where the name prevails in the parish reg. for the whole reign of Elizabeth had been apprent. at Merchant Tailors, London, as the comp. rec. prove, in the 18th yr. of James, 9 Jan. 1621, came in the Planter from London, Apr. 1635, aged 27, was adm. of the ch. Jan. and freem. 25 May foll. ar. co. 1637. He m. a. 1637, Faith, d. of William Hutchinson, and for receiv. the revelat. of her mo. or entertain. the opin. of Rev. John Wheelwright, he was disarm. Nov. of that yr. and driv. to unite with Gov. Coddington and others in purch. of R. I. where in 1638 he sett. but for short time. Ret. to B. he had Habijah, bef. ment. b. 1, bapt. 12 Aug. 1638, H. C. 1659; Thomas, bapt. 17 May 1640, tho. by stupid town rec. copy (orig. long lost,) not b. bef. 28 of that mo.; Hannah, 28 June, bapt. 2 July 1643; Ephraim, bapt. 27, a. six days old, says ch. rec. (when the copy of town rec. makes him b. 2 July) 1645, H. C. 1662; Mary, bapt. 6 June 1647; Dyonisia, 30 Dec. 1649, one day old, the two last not on town book; Perez, b. 17, bapt 22 Feb. 1652, idly call. a d. on rec. of the ch. The mo. d. 20 Feb. the same week, and he m. 15 Sept. foll. Mary, d. of Rev. Zechariah Symmes of Charlestown, had eleven more ch. Sarah, b. 25, bapt. 26 June foll.; Richard, bapt. 27 Aug. 1654, not found among the bs. yet rec. as d. 22 Sept. of next yr. on town list; Samuel, b. 16, bapt. 25 Nov. 1656, d. Aug. foll.; Samuel, again, 22 Aug. 1657, d. very soon; Zechariah, bapt. 4 July 1658, not found on town's list; Ebenezer, 22, bapt. 27 May 1660; John, 15, bapt. 18 Aug. 1661; Benjamin, bapt. 12 Oct. 1662, but not found on town's list; Arthur, 26, bapt. 28 Feb. 1664; Elizabeth b. 8 Nov. 1667, d. very soon; and Elizabeth again, 24, bapt. 28 Feb. 1669; and I believe, no descend. has equal. that num. of ch. He was capt. of ar. co. 1651, and some later yrs. rep. 1654, and sev. yrs. more for B. beside var. yrs. for Hingham and Andover, speaker, 1659, 60, 71, 7, and 8, had ch. command of the forces in Philip's war at its opening, and serv. with reput. E. and W. chos. Assist. 1680, to his d. 14 Feb. 1682. His will, of 28 June 1675, the day of march. to Philip's war, was so well arrang. that in the resid. of his life no change was suggest. and it was pro. 9 Mar. 1682. The sermon on his d. by Williard, of O. S. ch. was print. and a copy was held by John Farmer of Concord, until he prefer. with his usual liberality, to bestow it on me. His wid. m. Anthony Stoddard; and four of the ds. (three by the first w.) were m. the [[vol. 4, p. 27]] eldest, Hannah, 21 Oct. 1660, to Benjamin Gillam, and next, to Giles Sylvester; Mary, to Thomas Thacher, s. of the Rev. Thomas, first min. of the O. S. or 3d ch. in the format. of wh. and bring. the pastor from Weymouth to B. her f. was much engag. and she, as his wid. outliv. him more than forty-four yrs. d. 22 July 1730; Dyonisia m. Samuel Ravenscroft, and Sarah m. 9 Oct. 1672, John Higginson of Salem. 

THOMAS, Boston, s. of the preced. m. a. 1664, Elizabeth d. of Joshua Scottow, had Thomas, b. 20 July 1665, d. soon; Thomas, again, 2 Aug. 1668, bapt. 19 June 1670; Scottow, 4, bapt. 12 Feb. 1671; Habijah, 10, bapt. 13 Sept. 1674; Elizabeth 4, bapt. 5 Aug. 1677; Arthur, 29 Mar. bapt. 4 Apr. 1680; Faith, 11, bapt. 13 Aug. 1682, d. soon; Faith, again, 3, bapt. 7 Oct. 1683; and Lydia, 6, bapt. 12 Sept. 1686; was of ar. co. 1665, serv. short time in Philip's war, was freem. 1690, in wh. yr. head one of the three regim. for the wild expedit. of Sir William Phips against Quebec, and was the first field officer that land. Of that brief and blasted campaign, suffic. acco. may be read in a letter from him to his br. Perez in London, that was by his majesty's officer licens. and print. Apr. 1691. See 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. III. 256. He d. 2 July 1705, and his wid. d. 29 Aug. 1715. WILLIAM, Middletown, s. of the first John, by w. Christian, m. 6 May 1696, had Sarah, and d. 25 Jan. 1727. Of this name, thirteen, all descend. of the first Thomas, had been gr. at Harv. in 1854, and four at Yale.

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