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

Volume #4
Sension -  Shapleigh

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.

SENSION, SENTION, SENCHION, or ST. JOHN, JAMES, Norwalk, s. prob. of the first Matthew, m. 31 Dec. 1673, Rebecca, d. of John Picket of Stratford, propound. as freem. 1674, d. prob. bef. 1688, yet may have had sev. ch. MARK, Norwalk, s. of Matthew the first, suppos. eldest, perhaps b. in Eng. m. Elizabeth youngest d. of Timothy Stanley, had Elizabeth b. 6 Dec. 1656; Sarah, 18 Jan. 1659; perhaps others; was freem. 1664, constable 1669, [[vol. 4, p. 52]] rep. 1672. He took sec. w. prob. in Jan. 1693, Dorothy, wid. of Francis Hall, d. of Rev. Henry Smith, and had been wid. of John Blakeman; and d. 12 Aug. foll. For her fourth h. the wid. took deac. Isaac Moore, first of Farmington, aft. of Norwalk. MATTHEW, or MATTHIAS, Dorchester 1634, freem. Sept. of that yr. rem. prob. in 1638 to Windsor, was one of the first sett. at Norwalk, a. 1654, there d. 1669, aft. 11 Oct. the date of certific. by the constable (wh. was his s. Mark), mak. return of the freem. of the town. Beside him, he left Matthew, Samuel, James, and sev. ds. 

MATTHEW, Norwalk, s. of the preced. in 1672 had sev. ch. of wh. one was Matthew, and he, I believe, gave the same name to one in the fourth generat. NICHOLAS, Windsor, thot. to be younger br. of the first Matthew, came, at the age of 13, in the Elizabeth and Ann from London, 1635, was of W. in 1640, so that we may suppose, he had been at Dorchester, and rem. with him. He was adm. freem. 1657, and d. 1689, leav. no ch. SAMUEL, Norwalk, br. of James, m. Sept. 1663, Elizabeth d. of Walter Haite, had Sarah, b. Jan. 1665, wh. d. at 20 yrs.; Thomas, Oct. 1666; and Elizabeth Apr. 1673; was propound. for freem. 1667, and d. 14 Jan. 1684.

SENTER, JOHN, Boston, m. 27 Mar. 1651, Mary Muzzey, possib. mean. Matthews. He took sec. w. 11 Jan. 1661, Hannah, d. of Robert Read.

SESSIONS, ALEXANDER, Andover, freem. 1677, m. 24 Apr. 1672, Elizabeth d. prob. of John Spofford of Rowley, had John, b. 1674; Alexander; Timothy; Samuel; Nehemiah; Josiah; and Joseph; and d. 26 Feb. 1689.

SEVER. See Seaver.

SEVERANCE, oft. writ. SEVERNS, as sound. EPHRAIM, Salisbury, s. of John, m. 9 Nov. 1682, Lydia, d. of Abraham MorrilI, had Abigail, b. 29 Aug. 1683; Mary, 2 July 1685; Lydia, 15 Jan. 1687; Ephraim, 2 Dec. 1689; Dinah, 3 Sept. 1692; Ebenezar, 9 Nov. 1694; Sarah, 7 Feb. 1698; and Jonathan, 21 Apr. 1700. JOHN, Salisbury, one of the orig. proprs. freem. 17 May 1637, bef. that town was sett.; by first w. Abigail had Samuel, b. 19 Sept. 1637, wh. d. young; Ebenezer, 7 Mar. 1639 (wh. d. 1667, unm. in his will of 22 Aug. 1665 giv. three brs. and two sis. all his est.); Abigail, 7 Jan. 1641, d. in few wks.; Abigail, again, 25 May 1643; Mary, 5 Aug. 1645; John, 24 Nov. 1647; Joseph, 14 Feb. 1650; Elizabeth 8 Apr. 1652, d. soon; Benjamin, Jan. 1654; EIiz. again, 17 June 1658, d. at four yrs.; and his w. d. 17 June 1658, as did a tw. d. five days aft. His sec. w. was Susanna, wid. of Henry Ambrose, and he d. 9 Apr. 1682, hav. made his will two days bef. Mary m. Dec. 1663, James Coffin of Nantucket. 

JOHN, Salisbury, s. of the preced. by w. Mary had Ebenezer, b. 19 Sept. 1673; Abigail, 6 May 1675; John, 22 Sept. 1676; and Daniel, 3 June 1678; rem. to [[vol. 4, p. 53]] Suffield, there had Mary, 14 July I681; and Joseph, 26 Oct. 1682; rem. to Deerfield, where Abigail d. 1691, and Daniel was k. by the Ind.1694; and he rem. to Bedford bef. 1709, giv. his D. lds. to s. Joseph.

SEWALL, or SEWELL, or SEAWELL, EDWARD, Salem, m. 3 July 1671, Sarah Hale, had Elizabeth b. 27 June foll.; and Edward, 14 July 1674; prob. rem. to Exeter 1677, d. 1684. HENRY, Newbury 1635, had liv. 1623 at Manchester, Eng. it is said, also that he was eldest s. of Henry, Mayor of Coventry, and bapt. 8 Apr. 1576. His w. Coffin calls Ann Hunt, but in Col. rec. her name is Ellen, and his only ch. was Henry, old eno. to be sent over a yr. bef. his f. but perhaps he was s. of an earlier w. than this brot. from Eng. No doubt the s. would better have been pleas. had the f. contin. at home, for he was dissatisf. with every body and thing, soon separat. from his w. disturb. the ch. of Ipswich bef. he mov. to N. thence he rem. to Rowley, there d. 1657, more than 80 yrs. old. That he was insane, is the natur. conclusion, and the acts of governm. were injudic. See Col. Rec. I. 163, 233, and 286, beside the full relat. in Coffin, 61. 

HENRY, Newbury, only s. of the preced. came, at the age of 20, in the Elizabeth Dorcas, 1634, was first at Ipswich, but with early sett. went to N. next yr.; m. 25 Mar. 1646, Jane, eldest ch. of Stephen Dummer, had gone home with f. and mo. of his w. and resid. short time at Warwick, next at Tunworth, 4 miles from Basingstoke, in Hants, where was b. his first ch. Hannah, 10 May 1649, and near B. had Samuel, 28 Mar. 1652, bapt. there 4 May foll. H. C. 1671, the venerab. Ch. J. Bef. the rite was solemniz. Rashley, wh. had, a doz. yrs. earlier, been a memb. of our Boston ch. preach. a sermon, tho. it was on a Tuesday, as in his autobiog. the Judge delights to tell. Rem. to Baddesly, in the same shire, a. 4 miles from Rumsey, he had John, 10 Oct. 1654, bapt. Wednesday, 22 Nov. foll.; Stephen, 10 or 19 Aug. 1657; and Jane, 25 Oct. 1659. He had, however, made ano. voyage to N. E. to look aft. his f. and bef. the b. of this last nam. ch. came on his third visit, and next yr. sent for his fam. The w. with her five ch. land. at Boston, July 1661, aft. six wks. pass. in the Prudent Mary, capt. Woodgreen, and all were carr. five days aft. to N. There he had Ann, 3 Sept. 1662; Mehitable, 8 May 1665; and Dorothy, 29 Oct. 1668. He was a min. in Eng. but I do not so mark. him, for he never officiat. here; but a let. to our Gov. from the Lord Protecter; Richard, the wiser son of Oliver, during his brief exalta. 23 Mar. 1659, fully proves it; and grow. from personal acquaint. it is well worth perus. in Hutch. I. appx. xii. He d. 16 May 1700, and his wid. d. 13 Jan. foll. Near all that have borne the name in our land are descend. Hannah m. 24 Aug. 1670, Jacob Toppan, and d. 12 Nov. 1699; Jane m. 24 Sept. 1677, Moses Gerrish, and d. 29 Jan. 1717; Ann m. 10 Nov. 1678, William Longfellow, and next, Henry Short, had both Longfellows and Shorts; Mehitable m. 13 Nov. 1684, William [[vol. 4, p. 54]] Moody, and d. 8 Aug. 1702; and Dorothy m. 10 Sept. 1691, Ezekiel Northend. 

HENRY, Newbury, s. of John, m. 1 Jan. 1707, Elizabeth d. of Benaiah Titcomb, had Sarah, b. 20 Sept. 1708, d. soon; Stephen, H. C. 1731; Sarah, again, 21 Aug. 1711; Mary, 25 Aug. 1713; Elizabeth 4 Aug. 1715; and Hannah; and d. 29 June 1760. JOHN, Newbury, s. of Henry the sec. b. in Eng. m. 27 Oct. 1671, Hannah Fessenden of Cambridge, prob. sis. of the first Nicholas, had Hannah, b. 21 Dec. 1675, d. soon; Hannah, again, 26 Dec. 1677, wh. m. Rev. Samuel Moody of York; John, 10 Apr. 1680; Henry, 7 Sept. 1682; Stephen, 17 Jan. 1685; Samuel, 9 Apr. 1688; Nicholas, and a tw. ch. wh. d. soon, 1 June 1690; and Thomas, 5 Mar. 1693, wh. d. at coll. 18 July 1716, as by Harris's Epit. 52. He d. 8 Aug. 1699, and his wid. m. Jacob Toppan, wh. had been h. of the sis. of her h. and d. 4 Apr. 1723. JOHN, Newbury, s. of the preced. m. Esther, d. of Rev. Michael Wigglesworth, had prob. no ch. and d. 25 Feb. 1712. His wid. m. 21 Oct. 1713, Abraham Toppan. JONATHAN, Boston, merch. s. of the first Stephen, d. in early life but was f. of that Jonathan, disting. as adher. of the royal cause in 1774, author of Massachusettensis, whose mo. was his sec. w. Mary Payne; by her also he had two ds. and by his first w. Elizabeth Alford, d. prob. of Benjamin, wh. d. 11 Sept. 1723; had two ds. and d. Nov. 1731. 

JOSEPH, Boston, s. of Samuel the first, ord. 16 Sept. 1713, collea. with Rev. Ebenezer Pemberton at the O. S. ch. m. 29 Oct. foll. Elizabeth d. of Hon. John Walley, had Samuel, b. 2, bapt. 8 May 1715, H. C. 1733; Joseph, 13, bapt. 19 July 1714, d. next mo. That Samuel was f. of the excellent Samuel, b. 11 Dec. 1757, H. C. 1776, the third Ch. J. giv. by this fam. to the Ct. of highest civ. and crim. jurisdict. in Mass. His w. d. 27 Oct. 1756, and he d. 27 June 1769, aft. hav. the opportunity for declin. 1724, to be Presid. of H. C. the honor of wh. election was ascrib. to his piety by a competitor of more learning than decency or discretion, who solaced his mortificat. in defeat by the happiness of his sneer. MITCHELL, Salem, br. of Jonathan, m. 10 May 1729, Mary, d. of John Cabot, had Catharine, Margaret, and Mary; and by sec. w. m. 10 June 1743, Elizabeth Price, had Elizabeth Stephen, and Jonathan M. NATHANIEL, Newbury, a pauper youth, murder. 1644, by his master, William Franklin, wh. met the just reward. See Winthrop II. 184. 

NICHOLAS, York, s. of the first, m. Mehitable, d. of Samuel Storer, had Samuel, b. 8 Nov. 1714; John, 6 July 1716; Hannah, 12 Feb. 1719, wh. d. a wid. 25 Jan. 1810; Thomas, 2 May 1721; William, 26 Apr. 1723; Mehitable, 13 Mar. 1725; Henry, 26 Mar. 1727; Jane, 29 May 1729; Sarah, 1 July 1731; and Stephen, 24 Mar. 1734, H. C. 1761, profess. of Hebr. & c. at the same. He was a tanner, and d. a. 1740. SAMUEL, Boston, eldest s. of the sec. Henry, [[vol. 4, p. 55]] b. in Eng. at Horton, near Basingstoke, Co. Hants, was bapt. at the ch. of B. taught his rudim. at Rumsey sch. and came with his mo. at 9 yrs. of age to our country, adm. freem. 1678, ar. co. 1679, of wh. he was capt. 1701, a supervis. of the press 1681, and print. with his own hand the catechism, chos. an Assist. 1684 to 6, when chart. was abrogat. and again, on its restora. 1689 to 92, and nam. of the counc. in new chart. by k. William and Mary under adv. of Increase Mather, of wh. list he was the last surv. when he withdrew 1725; was made a judge of Sup. Ct. 1692, and one of a special, but unlawful, commiss. with others under dep.-gov. Stoughton for trial of the witches; sev. yrs. judge of pro. and d. 1 Jan. 1730. For his partak. in the doleful delusion of that monstrous tribunal at Salem, that caus. the d. of so many innocents, he suffer. remorse for long yrs. with the highest Christian magnanim. supplicat. for mercy on the Lord's day, in the open congregat. tho less tenderness of conscience was shown by a very relig. magistr. the chief in that cause. See Hutch. II. 61. He may also claim the honor of being one of the earliest in exertions against domestic slavery, and in answ. to him on of his assoc. judges publish. defence. 

By his first w. Hannah, only surv. ch. of John Hull, the mintmaster, m. 28 Feb. 1676, he had John, b. 2, bapt. 8 Apr. 1677, wh. d. next yr.; Samuel, 11, bapt. 16 June 1678; Hannah, 3, bapt. 8 Feb. 1680, wh. d. unm. at 44 yrs.; Elizabeth 29 Dec. 1681, bapt. 1 June foll.; Hull, 8, bapt. 13 July 1684, d. young; Henry, 8, bapt. 13 Dec. 1685, d. in few days; Stephen, 31 Jan. bapt. 6 Feb. 1687, d. in few mos. Joseph, 15, bapt. 19 Aug. 1688, H. C. 1707; Judith, 13, bapt. 24 Aug. 1690, d. soon; Mary, 28 Oct. bapt. 1 Nov. 1691, ano. ch. 7, bapt. 13 Aug. 1696, d. soon; Sarah, 21, bapt. 25 Nov. 1694, d. young; one more, in 1696, d. very soon; and Judith, again, 2, bapt. 4 Jan. 1702; so that only six of the fourteen ch. grew to maturity. A sec. w. Abigail, d. of Jacob Meylen, wh. was wid. of William Tilley, as she had been of James Woodmansey, m. 29 Oct. 1719, d. 26 May foll. and a third w. m. 29 Mar. 1722, Mary, d. of Henry Shrimpton, wid. of Robert Gibbs, ouliv. him; but neither had brot. him ch. Elizabeth m. 17 Oct. 1700, Grove Hirst, and d. 10 July 1716; Mary m. Samuel Gerrish, and d. 16 Nov. 1710; and Judith, m. 12 May 1720, Rev. William Cooper, and d. 23 Dec. 1740. Folly has never been gratif. by any tradit. more than the story of the m. of this Judge S. as Hutch. I. 178, tells, that he rec. with his first w. "as common. report. thirty thousand pounds in N. E. shillings." Easy was it for credulity to accept the addit. to that tale, that she was put into the scales against an equal load of her f.'s coin. Slight arithmetic would prove, that f. an d. together would scarce. balance one tenth of the silver; so that if we strike out one of the cyphers from that 30000, and assume that dollars were the [[vol. 4, p. 56]] true read instead of pounds, it might be less marvel. if equal. ridiculous. Prob. he was the richest man in the Prov. at his d. yet he left no will, and his admors. saw no use in return of inv. Amicable partition, no doubt, was suffic. for the heirs. 

SAMUEL, Brookline, s. of the preced. m. 15 Sept. 1702, Rebecca, eldest d. of Gov. Joseph Dudley, had Hull, b. 19 July 1703, d. in few mos.; Rebecca, 30 Dec. 1704, tho. Boston rec. then gives Samuel, wh. foll. and Hannah, Mary, Henry, and John, but all d. bef. their f. wh. liv. to 27 Feb. 1751. His wid. d. 14 Apr. 1761. SAMUEL, York, s. of the first John, by w. Lydia, not Sarah (as Alden calls her) Storer, had John, b. 14 Aug. 1712, d. at 3 yrs.; Dummer, 12 Feb. 1715, d. at 21 yrs.; Lydia, 24 Jan. 1717; Mary, 30 May 1718, d. soon; Mary, again, 29 Feb. 1720; and Hannah, 22 Jan. 1722; and by sec. w. m. 28 Nov. 1723, wid. of Joseph Titcomb of Newbury, d. of Samuel Batchelder of Reading, whose bapt. name is not seen, had seven s. Samuel, b. 14 Sept. 1724, wh. liv. unm. to gr. age; John, again, 5 May 1729; Joseph, 3 Sept. 1731; Moses, 22 July 1733; David, 7 Oct. 1735, H. C. 1755; Dummer, 17 Dec. 1737; Henry, 7 Feb. 1740; Sarah and Jane, tw. that d. young, and he d. 28 Apr. 1769. His wid d. 4 Feb. 1790, aged 92. SAMUEL, Boston, eldest s. of Stephen the first, a merch. m. 1 Jan. 1717, Catharine, wid. of Henry Howell, d. of Rev. Samuel Lee, prob. had no issue. But her two young ch. by H. were drown. 8 Jan. 1727, thro. break. of the ice on the riv. while S. was in Eng. and he prob. req. celebr. Dr. Watts to write a let. of condolence to his w. that has been print. in Geneal. Reg. I. 91. Poor Cotton Mather had m. their aunt and was made admor. on est. of their f. thereby caus. gr. trouble to hims. and unjust delay to the orphans. S. was rep. sev. times aft. coming home, and d. 5 May 1757. 

STEPHEN, Newbury, youngest s. of Henry the sec. b. in Eng. m. 13 June 1682, Margaret, d. of Jonathan Mitchell, the matchless, had, Eliot says, 17 ch. tho. I see acco. of only ten, Margaret, b. 7 May 1687; Samuel, 24 Nov. 1689; Susanna, 24 Oct. 1691; Jonathan, 7 Feb. 1693; Jane, 10 Feb. 1695; Mehitable, 21 May 1697; Mitchell, 29 Oct. 1699, H. C. 1718; Henry, 25 Oct. 1701, d. under 20 yrs.; Stephen, 18 Dec. 1704, H. C. 1721, the Ch. J. wh. d. unm. 10 Sept. 1760; and Benjamin, 6 Apr. 1708; d. 17 Oct. 1725; and his wid. d. 20 Jan. 1736. Of his ds. Margaret m. 11 Nov. 1714, as his sec. w. John Higginson; Susanna m. 22 Oct. 1713, Rev. Aaron Porter; Jane m. Rev. William Cooke; and Mehitable m. Thomas Robie. Aft. 1686 he liv. at Salem. Gr. serv. this Stephen render. in 1704, as head of the volunt. in a successf. expedit. against the pirate Quelch, wh. with five of his comp. were hang. THOMAS, Springfield, had a d. b. 5 Jan. 1649, wh. d. in 3 wks.; and Abigail, 14 Mar. 1650, and rem. soon aft. but to what place is hard to decide, perhaps was at Wickford [[vol. 4, p. 57]] 1674; and wholly uncert. whence he came; and the spell. on rec. is Sewill. Wide. spread the name has not been in our country, tho. none more honor. for gr. in 1849 at Harv. count. twenty-two, none at Yale, and one at Dart.

SEWARD, CALEB, Guilford, s. of William, m. 14 July 1686, Lydia, d. of the sec. William Bushnell of Saybrook, had Daniel, b. 1687, d. next yr.; Lydia, 1689; Caleb, 1692; Thomas, 1694; Noadiah, 1697; rem. to Durham, and had Ephraim, 6 Aug. 1700, the first b. of that town; and Ebenezer, 1703. He d. 2 Aug. 1728; and his wid. d. 1753. EDWARD, Ipswich 1637, may have gone home, and been a soldier in the gr. civil war 1643, and was serv. in the garrison of Chichester, Co. Sussex, when he made his will, giv. prop. to kinsm. and friends at Selsey and Chichester, but he came to our country again, in 1650 was of Guilford, and d. a few yrs. aft. GEORGE, Guilford, was one of the orig. covenant. 1668 at Branford, rem. it is suppos. last to Newark, N. J. Perhaps he was br. of William. JOHN, Guilford, eldest s. of William, m. 25 June 1679, Abigail, eldest d. of the sec. William Bushnell, had Abigail, b. 1680, d. young; John, 1682; William, 1684; Hezekiah, 1687; Abigail, again, 1689; Daniel, 1692; Deborah, 1694; Jedediah, 1696; and Temperance, 1698; and he d. 5 Dec. 1748, near. 95 yrs. old. His wid. d. 1750. 

JOSEPH, Guilford, br. of the preced. m. Feb. 1681, Judith, d. of the sec. William Bushnell, had Joseph, b. 1682, d. soon; Judith, 1684; Mary, 1686, d. soon; Joseph, again, 1687; and Mary, again, 1690; was a physician at Durham, and d. 14 Feb. 1731. His wid. d. 1740. RICHARD, Portsmouth, d. 1663, leav. ch. and gr.ch. ROBERT, Exeter 1639, perhaps was br. of the preced. and resid. of Pourtsmouth 1649. ROGER, Boston 1655, a mariner. WILLIAM, Taunton 1643, whose name is by Baylies, II. 267, call. Edwards, was of New Haven 1651, and m. 2 Apr. of that yr. Grace, d. of Thomas Norton of Guilford, had Mary, b. 28 Feb. 1652; and soon aft. rem. to G. there had John, 14 Feb. 1654; Joseph, 1655; Samuel, 20 Aug. 1659, d. young; Caleb, 14 Mar. 1662; Stephen, 6 Aug. 1664; Samuel, again, 8 Feb. 1667, d. at. 22 yrs. in few days aft. his f.; Hannah, 8 Oct. 1670; and Ebenezer, 13 Dec. 1672; was a lieut. and rep. 1673 and 4, had good est. and d. early in 1689, aged a. 62. His will was of 29 Mar. of that yr. Mary m. John Scranton, but d. bef. her f. leav. three ch.; Hannah m. Joseph Hand. Stephen outliv. his f. but d. without ch. bef. his youngest br. wh. d. 19 Oct. 1701, by kick of a horse. Sometimes this name is Seaward.

SEXTON. See Saxton.

SEYLE, FRANCIS, as giv. by Farmer for the freem. of 13 May 1640, so print. by me in the earlier Ed. of Winthrop's Hist. and thus approv. by [[vol. 4, p. 58]]Paige and Shurtleff in their lists, was not satisfact. and with gr. confid. I chang. the letters to Lyle in the Ed. of Winthrop 1853, aft. severe scrutiny of the orig. writ. in the rec. It seems almost certain, that it stands for Fr. Lyall, the surgeon. See that name.

SEYMOR, SEIMOR, SEAMOR, or SEAMER, JOHN, Hartford, s. of Richard, freem. 1667, m. Mary Watson, d. of John of H. had John, b.12 June 1666; Thomas, 12 Mar. 1669; Mary, Nov. 1670; Margaret, 17 Jan. 1675; Richard, 11 Feb. 1677; Jonathan, 10 Jan. 1679; Nathaniel, 6 Nov. 1680; and Zachary 10 Jan. 1685. MATTHEW, Norwalk, s. of Thomas, was a lieut. 1718. RICHARD, Hartford 1639, but not an orig. propr. rem. 1652 to Farmington, next to Norwalk, there was a selectman 1655, and d. 25 Nov. leav. Thomas, Richard, John, and Zechariah, perhaps Mary, and Elizabeth b. June 1650; and wid. Mercy, wh. m. 22 Nov. 1656, John Steele, as his sec. w. In Genel. Reg. XII. 197, this name is mistak. for Seger, as Mr. Porter says. I presume his sis. Mary m. 29 Sept. 1644, Thomas Gridley. RICHARD, s. of the preced. was of Farmington in the list of freem. 1669, by w. Hannah, d. of Anthony Howkins, had Samuel; Ebenezer; Jonathan, bapt. 17 Apr. 1687; and ds. Hannah; and Mercy, bapt. 14 Jan. 1683. 

THOMAS, Norwalk, s. of Richard the first, was prob. b. in Eng. m. Jan. 1654, Hannah, d. of Matthew Marvin, had Hannah, b. 12 Dec. foll.; Abigail, Jan. 1656, wh. m. 16 Nov. 1676, Thomas Picket of Stratford; Mary and Sarah, tw. Sept. 1658; Thomas, Sept. 1660; Mercy, Nov. 1666; Matthew, May 1669; Elizabeth Dec. 1673; and Rebecca, Jan. 1676; was freem. 1668. ZECHARIAH, Hartford, br. of the preced. was of Farmington, among freem. of 1669, had ds. Mary, b. 1689; Elizabeth and Abigail, tw. 1692; and Ruth, 1669; d. 1702, aged 60. Of this name, in 1834, Farmer notes in MS. eleven had been gr. at Yale, and five at other N. E. coll. but none at Harv. or Dart.

SHACKFORD, or SCACKFORTH, WILLIAM, Dover 1662-72, was of the gr. jury 1682, and a capt. prob. 1696, perhaps had a fam.

SHADDUCK, or CHADDOCK, ELIAS, Windsor, m. Hannah, d. of John Osborn, had only ch. Hannah, wh. m. 14 Mar. 1692, Benjamin West, and d. 26 May 1676. His wid. m. 6 Mar. 1678, Benjamin Eggleston.

SHAFLIN, MICHAEL, Salem, a tailor, from Salisbury, Co. Wilts, emb. Apr. 1635 at Southampton in the James, may first have been of ano. town, but in 1637 had gr. of ld. at S.; freem. 18 May 1642, had Catharine and Sarah by w. Elizabeth wh. is among memb. of the ch. 1639, and she may be not the same, call. Alice in his will of 5 Apr. 1686, pro. 19 May 1687, made extrix. with gift of his est. in fee, pay. in four yrs. aft. his d. (that occur. 12 Dec. 1686), six pounds to ea. of the ds. Catharine King, and Sarah Stone; but wh. were hs. of those ds. is not kn. [[vol. 4, p. 59]]

SHAKESPEAR, ISAAC, may be the name of a soldier, k. by the Ind. at Northampton, 28 Sept. 1675, as in that acco. of Rev. Mr. Russell to our Gen. Ct. of which Coffin's valua. Hist. 389, 90, gives copy. Uzackabee Shacksbee is the name on town rec. as Mr. Judd assur. me, and he is designat. as Praisever Turner's man. Possib. he was a friend. Indian, not a few of wh. enjoy. the advantage of bear. arms in our cause; but certain it is very unlike an Eng. or even Christian name.

SHALER, SHALLOR, SHALIER, SHAILER, SHAYLER, or SHALLER, MICHAEL, Boston, freem. 1690. THOMAS, Haddam, propound. for freem. 1671, rem. to Killingworth, there had Nathaniel, b. 16 Dec. 1677; went back to H. and had more, and Goodwin (wh. makes him m. 1673, Alice, d. of Jared Spencer, wid. of Thomas Brooks), gives other ch. as Thomas, a. 1674; Abel; Timothy; and Ann; but does not name Nathaniel. However he says, he sail. for the W. I. 1692, and was lost at sea.

SHANNON, RICHARD, Portsmouth 1689, m. Abigail, d. of William Vaughan, had Cutt, and Nathaniel, and descend. of distinct. are num.

SHAPLEIGH, spell. sometimes as sound. SHARPLEY, more oft. SHAPLEY, ALEXANDER, Kittery 1642, had some yrs. bef. been agent, prob. of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, and so may be thot. to have come from Devonsh. had Catharine, wh. m. perhaps in Eng. James Treworthy; Nicholas, and other ch.; all, it may be, b. in his native ld. He soon went home, and d. there bef. 1650. BENJAMIN, New London, mariner, s. of Nicholas, m. 10 Apr. 1672, Mary, eldest d. of John Picket, had Ruth, b. 24 Dec. foll.; Benjamin, 20 Mar. 1675; Mary, 26 Mar. 1677; Joseph, 15 Aug. 1681, wh. d. young; Ann, 31 Aug. 1685; Daniel, 14 Feb. 1690; Jane, 1696; and Adam, 1698, d. young; and d. 3 Aug. 1706, in 56th yr. if the credit of the gr.st. leads us to believe he was the sec. not first Benjamin of his f. JOHN, Kittey, perhaps s. of Alexander, was serg. 1659; k. by the Ind. 29 Apr. 1706, as Penhallow tells, when his s. was tak. by them to Canada, and treat. very cruel. Niles relates the same matter with slight differ. of date. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. 275. 

NICHOLAS, Boston, perhaps br. of Alexander, had Benjamin, b. Sept. 1645, perhaps his youngest, liv. aft. at Charlestown, was a capt. and d. 15 Feb. 1663. His will, of 21 Jan. 1662, pro. 7 Sept. 1663, gave to his w. "the ho. in wh. Mr. Roswell lives," wh. was, of course, one of the best in that town, ment. the s. Nicholas, Joseph, and Benjamin, and made Hon. Richard Russell an overseer. For bequest of a sh. in his est. to s. Joseph, is attach. a curious condition--"in case he m. Sarah, d.of Randall Nichols." His wid. Ann d. 26 Mar. 1687, in 80th. yr. She and her s. Joseph act. as excors. NICHOLAS, Kittery, s. of Alexander, b. in Eng. a man of emin. was first of Portsmouth, sold his est. there in Dec. 1644, chos. [[vol. 4, p. 60]] Traesr. of the Province of Maine 1649, capt. in 1653, major in 1656, supersed. in 1663 by William Phillips, being in 1662 a magistr. next to the right worshipf. Henry Josselyn. He had w. Alice, no. ch. went home prob. seven yrs. later, and liv. long, yet came not again to our side of the ocean, I presume, but d. in Eng. 1681 or 2. His name is not includ. with. those the royal commisnrs. honor. in giv. office, wh. might seem to prove his abs. tho. special reason may be, his tenderness for Quakers.

*NICHOLAS, Charlestown, s. of Nicholas the first, was a major, dism. in July 1669, by the Country Court, from that office, as a Quaker, but his nearer neighb. contin. to trust his goodness, made him rep. 1696, and he prob. had s. of the same name, and no little hesitat. is felt in distinguish. one from the other.

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