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

Volume #4
Sheldon - Shepley 

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.

SHELDON, or SHELDEN, EBENEZER, Northampton, seventh s. of the first Isaac, m. 16 Dec. 1701, Mary Hunt, prob. d. of Jonathan, had Ebenezer, b. 14 Sept. 1702, k. by the Ind. 27 June 1724; Miriam, 6 Mar. 1704; Noah, 20 Mar. 1706; Stephen, 2 Feb. 1709; Catharine, 7 Mar. 1711, d. young; Aaron, 4 Mar. 1713; Israel, 15 May 1715; Moses, Nov. 1716; Esther, 12 Mar. 1719; Elias, 13 Mar. 1721; Jemima, 16 Oct. 1722; and Mary, 8 Dec. 1724; and d. 18 Mar. 1755. His wid. d. 12 Nov. 1767, in 88th yr. GODFREY, Scaorbough 1660, had William, and John, and d. 1671. He was aged 65 when he made his will of 13 Mar. 1664. Most of his prop. he gave to s. William, and his w. Alice, with charge to pay small sums to his br. John, ea. of his sis. as also to testator's w. Rebecca (therefore prob. not mo. of his s.) and to her br. Samuel Scarlet. ISAAC, Windsor 1640, perhaps not com. from Dorchester, where Dr. Harris thot. he saw him in 1634. Earlier than 1652 he may not be found at W. by Stiles, in Hist. 54, but in 1653 he m. Mary, d. of Thomas Woodford of Hartford, had Mary, b. 1654; rem. with his f.-in-law and sett. at Northampton a. 1655, had Isaac, 4 Sept. 1656; John, 5 Dec. 1658; Thomas, 6 Aug. 1661; Ruth and Thankful, tw. 27 Aug. 1663; Mindwell, 24 Feb. 1666; Joseph, 1 Feb. 1668; Hannah, 29 June 1670; Eleazer, 4 Aug. 1672, wh. d. at six mos.; Samuel, 9 Nov. 1675; Ebenezer, 1 Mar. 1678; and Mercy, wh. d. but few days old, 24 Feb. 1682; and his w. d. 17 Apr. 1684. He m. sec. w. Mehitable, d. of Thomas Gunn, the divorc. w. of David Ensign, and had Jonathan, 29 Mar. 1687; and d. 27 July 1708, aged 79, when twelve of his ch. were liv. Stiles, 771, has not ment. the early items, but sunk the names of ch. Mary m. 11 Dec. 1670, John Bridgeman; Ruth m. 6 Nov. 1679, Joseph Wright, and next 28 Oct. 1698, Samuel Strong; Thankful m. 23 Feb. 1681, Benjamin Edwards; Mindwell m. 30 Apr. 1684, John Pomeroy, and next, 19 Apr. 1687, John Lyman; and Hannah m. 24 Dec. 1690, Samuel Chapin of Springfield.

ISAAC, Northampton, eldest s. of the preced. m. 25 Nov. 1685, Sarah, d. of Daniel Warner of Hatfield, had Isaac, b. 26 Aug. 1686; Sarah, 16 July 1688; [[vol. 4, p. 70]] Mary, 18 Sept. 1690; Mindwell, 22 Mar. 1693; Daniel, 14 Apr. 1696, d. young; Thankful, 6 June 1698; and Hannah, 30 Oct. 1701; and he. d. 29 Mar. 1712. JOHN, Newport 1651. JOHN, Billerica, m. 1 Feb. 1659, Mary Thompson, perhaps d. of Simon, had John, b. 24 Apr. 1660, and, perhaps, more. JOHN, Providence, sw. alleg. May 1682, may have m. Joanna Vincent, perhaps d. of William. JOHN, Northampton, sec. s. of Isaac the first, m. 5 Nov. 1679, Hannah, d. of John Stebbins, then less than 15 and 1/2 yrs. old, had John, b. 19 Sept. 1681; Hannah, 9 Aug. 1683; rem. to Deerfield, there had Mary, 24 July 1687; Abigail, 21 Nov. 1689, d. in few mos.; Ebenezer, 15 Nov. 1691; Remembrance, 21 Feb. 1693; Mercy, 25 Aug. 1701, wh. with her mo. was k. by the Fr. and Ind. 29 Feb. 1704. He had built that ho. at D. call. few yrs. since, the Hoyt ho. whose door we saw, as it was cut by tomahawkes, and pierc. by bullets on the morn. of the onslaught. Aft. that desolat. of the town, he rem. to Hartford, m. 1708, Elizabeth Pratt, a young wid. whose former h. is unkn. by me, had Abigail, 8 Sept. 1710; and John, 8 Mar. 1718, and d. a. 1734, at least in Mar. of that yr. his inv. was tak. 

JONATHAN, Northampton, youngest br. of the preced. m. 30 Dec. 1708, Mary, d. of William Southwell, had Mehitable, b. 4 Nov. 1709; Jonathan, 13 Apr. 1711; Rebecca, 18 Apr. 1714; Daniel, 12 Dec. 1715; Phineas, 27 June, 1717; Elijah, 2 Nov. 1719; Silence; Asa; dates of either of wh. are not seen; he rem. to Suffield, and had Gershom, 11 July 1724; and Mary, 27 Nov. 1725. His w. d. 11 Jan. 1768, aged 80, and he d. 10 Apr. 1769, aged 83. JOSEPH, Northampton, br. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Joseph Whiting of Hartford or Westfield, had Joseph, wh. d. Dec. 1694; Joseph, again, b. 13 June 1695, wh. d. young; Mary; Ary; whose dates are unkn.; rem. to Suffield, there had Joseph, again, 26 Dec. 1700; Rachel, 1703; and Benjamin, 1705; was rep. and d. at Boston 1708, when the Gov. and both branch. of the legislat. attend. his funeral. The wid. m. John Ashley of Westfield. NICHOLAS, Providence, sw. alleg. May 1682, m. Abigail, d. of the first Pardon Tillinghast. SAMUEL, Northampton, sixth s. of Isaac the first, by w. Mary, had Samuel, b. 26 Jan. 1700; Mary, 13 July 1702; Martha, 11 Jan. 1709; and Eunice, 14 July 1713; and d. on a visit, at Boston, 31 Mar. 1745. THOMAS, Billerica, freem. 1680. THOMAS, Northampton, third s. of the first Isaac, m. 1685, Mary Hinsdale, had Thomas, b. June 1688; Mary, 26 July 1790; Rebecca, 1693, d. at 10 yrs.; Josiah, Dec. 1695; Benjamin, 1697; Rachel, 22 Feb. 1701; Jemima, 31 May 1703; and Elisha, 2 Sept. 1709, Y. C. 1730; was deac. and d. 7 June 1725; ana his wid. d. Sept. 1738. 

TIMOTHY, Providence, sw. alleg. 1 May 1682. WILLIAM, Billerica 1659. WILLIAM, Scarborough, s. of Godfrey, had been of Saco 1664, m. Rebecca Scarlet, was driv. away by the Ind. war [[vol. 4, p. 71]] 1675, and liv. at Salem, where his s. Nathaniel d. 30 Nov. that yr. aged 10. He went back to S. aft. that war, and in 1690 was again driv. off by the same evil. One Susanna S. a girl of 18 yrs. perhaps d. of this man, was terrib. afflict. in the witchcr. times, 1692, if one fourth of what she sw. was true. Farmer says, in 1834, 19 of this name had been gr. at N. E. coll. of wh. 7 at Yale, none at Harv.

SHELLEY, ROBERT, Scituate, came to Boston in the Lion, 1632, arr. 16 Sept. rem. 1640 to Barnstable, m. Judith Garnett of Boston, 26 Sept. 1636, at S. where he join. Lothrop's ch. 14 May 1637, had Hannah, bapt. 2 July foll.; Mary, 3 Nov. 1639; John, 31 July 1642; and other ch. it may be. Hannah m. 9 Mar. 1653, David Linnell; and Mary m. 25 Jan. 1666, William Harlow, and next, Ephraim Morton. ROBERT, Barnstable, perhaps s. of the preced. had Joseph, b. 24 Jan. 1669; Shubael, 25 Apr. 1674; and Benjamin, 12 Mar. 1679. Sometimes the name is Sherley or Shirley.

SHELSTONE, ROBERT, Boston, by w. Ann, had Elizabeth b. 19 Nov. 1676; Mary, 1 June 1678; Ann, 22 Feb. 1680; Susanna, 12 Feb. 1682; and Prudence, 3 May 1684.

SHELTON, DANIEL, Stratford, merch. m. 4 Apr. 1692, Elizabeth youngest d. of the first Samuel Welles, had Elizabeth b. 2 Jan. 1694; Sarah, 2 Jan. 1696; and Joseph, 24 June 1698; and d. a. 1728.

SHEPARD, SHEPPARD, SHEPHERD, or SHEPHERD, ABRAHAM, Concord, s. of Ralph, m. 2 Jan. 1673, Judith Sill, d. perhaps, of John, had Sarah, b. 10 Sept. 1674; Abraham, 25 Mar. 1677; Judith, 11 Jan. 1679; Hepzibah, 9 May 1681; Thanks, 30 Jan. 1683; Mary, 3 Jan. 1686; and Hannah, 13, bapt. 15 Sept. 1689, at Charleston, in right, perhaps, of his w. ANDREW, Boston, merch. d. with his w. 1676, leav. John Scottow, and John Endicott, excors. of his will, and sis. Martha Emery to inherit his little prop. EDWARD, Cambridge, freem. 10 May 1643, brot. from Eng. ch. John, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Deborah, with w. Violet, wh. d. 9 Jan. 1649. He had also, Sarah, bapt. at Braintree, says Farmer, so that we may infer, that he liv. there some time, but in 1650 call. hims. of C. By sec. w. Mary, wid. of Robert Pond of Dorchester, he prob. had no ch. and made his will 1 Oct. 1674. Abigail m. Daniel Pond; and Deborah m. Jonathan Fairbanks of Dedham; Sarah m. by one rec. 25 Apr. or by ano. 14 Sept. 1656, Samuel Tomson, and d. 15 Jan 1680, aged 43; Elizabeth m. and had ch. it is said, but name of h. or any dates are not seen by me. 

EDWARD, Middletown, s. of John of Hartford, m. 14 Apr. 1687, Abigail, d. of John Savage, had John, b. 19 Feb. 1688; Edward, 18 Dec. 1689; and Samuel, 18 Apr. 1692. FRANCIS, Charlestown 1677, had bapt. 3 Mar. 1695, ds. Sarah, aged 20, and Ann, 16. GEORGE, Providence 1646, adm. freem. May 1658. ISAAC, Concord, s. of Ralph, m. 10 Dec. 1667, Mary Smedley, and was k. by the Ind. 12 Feb. 1676. His wid. m. Nathaniel Jewell. ISAAC, [[vol. 4, p. 72]] Concord, s. of the yeoman Thomas of Charlestown, m. 31 Dec. 1702, Elizabeth Fuller, and d. 4 June 1724. JACOB, Wrentham, br. of the preced. m. 22 Nov. 1699, Mercy, d. of John Chickering of Charlestown, had Jacob, b. 22 Aug. 1700, d. young; John, 25 Feb. 1704, wh. d. 3 Apr. 1809; Thomas, 24 Mar. 1706; Joseph, 9 Feb. 1708; and Benjamin, 24 Dec. 1710; and d. 1717. The centenaran had three ws. hav. liv. with the last, wh. d. 9 yrs. bef. him, for sixty-nine yrs. See Daggett, in Geneal. Reg. VI. 128. 

JEREMIAH, Lynn, youngest s. of the first Rev. Thomas, preach. at Rowley and Ipswich bef. sett. at L. by w. Mary, d. of Francis Wainwright, had Hannah, b. 1676; Jeremiah, 1677, wh. d. at 23 yrs.; Mehitable, d. young; Nathaniel, 16 June 1681; Margaret, d. soon; Thomas, 1687, d. at 22 yrs.; Francis, d. soon; Mary; John; and Mehitable, again; and these last three liv. to m. He was freem. 1680, ord. 6 Oct. of the same yr.; ardent patriot, and rep. 1689. His w. d. 28 May 1710, aged 53, and he d. 2 June 1720. JOHN, Braintree, br. of Edward, had Samuel, wh. d. 29 Aug. 1641; was freem. 10 May 1643, in 1645, was one of the 32 petitnrs. desiring to plant at Narraganset. Happi. that project, caus. some trouble by adverse claim of Plymouth, and more by the iniquit. pursuit of the poor Gortonists, to drive them from Warwick, was overthrown by the Charter. giv. to Roger Williams; and both the unjust pretensions were abandon. See Winthrop II. 252. To support the Mass. claim, and defeat the R. I. chart. of 14 Mar. 1644, a fictitios gr. of that territory bear. date 10 Dec. preced. that is earlier by 94 days, was brot. out from the files in our Secretary's office by Mr. Felt, and aft. slumber of two hundred and thirteen yrs. innocent. publ. in Geneal. Reg. XI. 41, 2, 3. I have examin. the orig. parchm. and have no doubt of its worthless character, as several of the signatures, if not all, are pretty evident forgeries; and scrupulous history would be content with the declarat. of the Earl of Warwick, whose name is the first sign. of course, as was the first man in the Parliament's commiss. for the N. E. Planta. He (as Roger Williams wrote to John Mason of Conn.) said that he had not sign. any such patent bef. that of 14 Mar. "and he was sure, that chart. wh. the Mass. Englishmen pretend. had never passed the table." In 1645 Dudley was our Gov. and we may be sure, he had no belief in it, or he would have relied on its absolute grant when writing to the governm. of Plymouth. He makes no refer. to it. 

Endicott, the Gov. of 1644, and Winthrop, the ch. ruler of 1646, 7, and 8, must despise it, aft. they knew it was denounc. as no act of the signers in Eng. How, and by wh. this docum. was fabricat. may be a curious question. Not a single seal of the pretend. nine signers is attach. but three of them, Rudyard, Vassal, and Bond, in their solemn oder of 15 May 1646, giv. in full by Winthrop II. 280-2; four of them, Heselrige [[vol. 4, p. 73]] and Corbet, in equal. solemn act of 22 July 1647, with the two Earls of Warwick and Manchester, Winthrop II. 319;- and the same four in a prior letter of 25 May 1647, Winthrop II. 320, implicit. deny any such grant to Mass. So that we have seen of the nine denounc. the spurious act, and four of them twice over, and the two Earls even. thrice. Prob. the parchm. was sent by one or both of the former Mass. agents, Hugh Peter and Thomas Welde; but I ought not to charge on either of them an intent to deceive, unless a false date led irresistab. to such deduct. It was only a draft or project of a patient, it might be said; but that 10 Dec. 1643 was a Sunday. 

A judicial blindess seems to have attend. base or childish attempts at forgery in the remarka. instances of tak. the Lord's day for date of the magnific. grant of all New Hampsh. 17 May 1629, usual. call. the Wheelwright deed,--the petty convey. to Brewster of only eighty acres at Portsmouth, 6 Dec. 1629,-and this charter or patent to rob. R. I. of all the terrio. both E. and W. of Narraganset Bay, 10 Dec. 1643. SIC SEMPER INJUSTIS. A subsequent or aft. thot. was, indeed, the contrivance of Welde in his famous issue of "Antiomians and Familists, & c." near. a. the same time. But such jugglery is more to be expect. in a controversial pamphlet, than a solemn State docum. Rogues must always dread the sun, and sometimes the almanac.* The w. of S. was Margaret, and he d. Sept. 1650, she surv.

*A brief note (on the first word of the last sentence of this invalua. docum. "Yeomen"), by Mr. Felt, is very significant. It proves that Chaucer, wh. d. 244 yrs. bef. employ. the term for Given. Aft. Chaucer it was not prob. used in many cases; but between the time of Bloody Queen Mary, and booby King James, it must have given way to our modern word. The use of it proves too much by a great deal, if intend. to indicate the issue of the deed Dec. 1643 bef. that of Mar. 1644. In those 94 days our languge did not so rapid improve; but near twelve times as many months, I suppose, our generous had supersed. the barbarous term, at least insolemn acts of States; and we all feel, that the right of existence in a large community should not be sett. by a point of verbal criticism.

Since the foregoing was written, I have gained the benefit of the sec. Vol. of the Hist of N.E. and find that Dr. Palfrey (whose inspection nothing escapes) had felt more than one difficulty on this subject. A valua. note on p. 217 states, "resecting this patent," "there are some things obscure." He then adopts the suggest. that "it was prob. obt. by Welde," concur. with the presumpt. express. in the Rec. of R. I. II. 162, but aggravates the palpable obscure by a most reasona. conject. that it was "without authority from Mass; Yet it would seem very odd, that a solemn patent conveying jurisdict. from the sovereign power of Eng. to the colony of Mass. over the whole of the present state of R. I. should be solicit. by a private man for her without any commiss. thereunto. Next, the acumen of the historian observes, that "Williams's patent CONFLICTS with it; and we are left without informat. as to the cause wh. could have led to such an inconsistency on the part of the Commissioners." Certain. that act of the E. of Warwick, Sir Arthur Hesselrige, Samuel Vassal, Miles [[vol. 4, p. 74]]

JOHN, Cambridge, prob. br. of Edward, m. 4 Oct. 1649, Rebecca, d. of Samuel Greenhill, had Rebcca; Sarah, b. 5 Mar. 1656; John, 22 Jan. 1658; Violet; Elizabeth bapt. 29 July 1660; Edward, b.31 July 1662; Samuel, bapt. 3 July 1664; Thomas, b. 30 Apr. 1666; Deborah; Abigail; and Hannah. His w. d. 22 Dec. 1689, and he m. Martha, wid. of Arthur

Corbet, and Wm. Spurstowe on 14 Mar. 1644, conflicts with the possibility of their having on 10 Dec. preced. grant. and convey. similar, aye the same, power and authority to an antagonist. comp. Still, it is not only the conflict we inquire about, but the case with wh. the weaker side prevail.; and so the perservering scrutiny next finds remarka. "the forbearance of Mass. to found any practical claim upon it." Great sagacity is observa. in suggest. of the reason by the elaborate writer,--"to have been the caution of her magistra. a. involv. them in an admissn. of the lawfulness of the authty. intrusted to the Parliamenta. Commissnrs." Here seems much more refinement than solidity; but all need of such exercise of skill was taken away very soon, when it was found that the pretended patent was only a flimsy fabrication. Dr. Palfrey had on the former p. refer. to a letter in Gov. Winth's. Hist. II. 193, from the E. of Northumberland and eleven others of the princip. leaders in affairs, of wh. eight were not Commissnrs. of plantations, and took notice that only three whose names are sign. to the spurious parchm. as Commissnrs. unit. with that recommend. of Ro. Williams to friend. treatm. and therefore puts an inquiry--Were the Commissnrs. cautious a. compromis. their dignity by demand. of Mass. what she was not unlikely to deny? I can ascribe no such exquisite craft to our friends in Eng. epecial. bec. in Nov. 1646 the Commissnrs. Order of 15 May preced. (relat. to Gorton and Holden), so clear. asserts the wrong in views of Mass. "We find withal that the tract of ld. call. the Narraganset Bay (concerning wh. the questn. is arisen), was divers yrs. since inhab. by those of Providence, Portsmouth, and Newport, wh. are interest. in the compl. and that the same is wholly without the bounds of the Mass. patent gr. by his Majesty." This is on the page in Winthrop II. 281, next to that quoted by the modern hist. to explain why Mass. would not take a charter.

Deep. as is felt the shame for such deception, that led our governm. to inform Williams of the recent reception (27 Aug. 1645) of a charter, dat. 10 Dec. 1643, giv. to Mass. the Narraganset Bay, and a certain tract of ld. wherein Providence and the isl. of Quidy were includ. as in Palfrey II. 217 is plainly told, we may well exult at the speedy triumph of equity and right in R. I. and Providence Plantations (feeble as that side seem) over the formidab. array of the four provinces confederat. Fiat justitia.

Connecticut and Plymouth, wh. were each stimulat. to claim part of this territo. that now forms one of the glorious. old thirteen U.S. (at least, the greater part by one and the remainder by the other) seem easi. to have discern. the futili. of such claims; and believe that Gov. Bradford has not permit. even a word on the right of his col. over R. I. to appear in his copious Hist. The love of justice and a true sense of honor soon brought Gov. Winthrop to relinquish the whole jurisdict. E. of the Pawcatuck riv. It is curious to read the modesty of statement by the recet hist. of R. I. in the instructive pages 118 and 119 of Gov. Arnold. The sanctity of that parchm. was assumed at Providence, in 1859, as it had been in 1645, at Boston; but henceforward I hope, that neither patriotism nor timidity will be called to believe a lie. [[vol. 4, p. 75]] Henbury, aft. Aug. 1697. 

Rebecca m. Jonathan Bigelow; Sarah m. Benajah Stone; Violet m. John Stedman; Elizabeth m. William Goodwin, Deborah m. Jacob White; Abigail m. 6 Aug. 1691, Thomas Butler; and Hannah m. 1 Dec. 1692, Thomas Ensign. JOHN, Lynn, prob. br. of the first Rev. Thomas, was rep. 1689. He m. 6 Dec. 1677, Rebecca, wid. of John Fuller of Lynn, d. of John Putnam. JOHN, Hartford, s. of John of Cambridge, m. 12 May 1680, Hannah, d. of Paul Peck, wh. d. bef. Dec. 1695; and he m. third w. 18 May 1712, Mary Bigelow, wid. of Jonathan, was deac. and d. 1736. His wid. d. 23 Dec. 1752. By his first w. he had John, b. 1 Nov. 1681; Samuel, 2 Feb. 1684; Hannah, 29 Jan. 1688; Joseph, 29 Apr. 1689; and by sec. w. whose name is not found, had Timothy, 7 June 1697, wh. d. young; and Rebecca, 20 May 1698. By ano. acco. Rebecca was b. 20 May 1695, and Timothy, 7 June 1698; and both d. young. JOHN, Charlestown, s. of Thomas of Malden, was, I suppose, of Moseley's comp. Dec. 1675, by w. Persis, d. perhaps, of Benjamin Pierce, wh. he m. 26 May 1690, had only ch. Persis, bapt. 9 Aug. 1691, aft. d. of the f. wh. had been wound. in the mad expedit. of Phips against Quebec, and d. of it 9 Mar. foll. JOHN, Rowley 1691. JOHN, Concord, freem. 1690. 

RALPH, Dedham, came in the Abigail from London, 1635, aged 29, with w. Thanks, 23, and d. Sarah, 2; first sat down, prob. at Watertown, but by Farmer is call. of Weymouth, when he had there Isaac, b. 20 June 1639; and Trial, a d. 19 Dec. 1641; but had, also, Abraham; Thanks, 10 Feb. 1651; and Jacob, June 1653. Shattuck makes him live some time at Concord; but earlier he was of Rehoboth, perhaps in 1644; and yet more prob. to me appears his resid. at Malden, where one of the not freq. name was bur. 11 Sept. 1693, aged 90, with moderate allow. for usual exaggera. See Geneal. Reg. IV. 66. Trial m. 11 Mar. 1661, Walter Power. RALPH, Milton, s. of Thomas of Malden, liv. at Brookline 1671--1712, had w. Mary, but no ch. is kn. Prob. his f. d. under his roof, and he d. 26 Jan. 1722. SAMUEL, Cambridge, came from London, 1635, in the Defence, aged 22 by the costom-ho. rec. wh. may then deserve more trust than when it calls him. serv. of Herlakenden (to deceive the governm. prob.), arr. 3 Oct. was one of the first memb. of a new ch. gather. 1 Feb. foll. by his br. Thomas, Gov. Haynes, Herlakenden, and others, freem. 3 Mar. 1636, rep. 1639, 40, 4, and 5, ar. co. 1640, went home, and was a major in Ireland 1658. His w. was Hannah, and ch. Thomas, b. 5 Nov. 1638, wh. d. 9 Feb. 1650; Samuel, Feb. 1640, d. at 5 yrs.; Hannah, 20 June 1642; and Jane, 16 May 1644. 

SAMUEL, Rowley, s. of Rev. Thomas of Cambridge, ord. 15 Nov. 1665, 30 Apr. 1666, Dorothy, youngest d. of Rev. Henry Flint, had only Samuel, b. 10 or 19, bapt. 25 Aug. 1667, H. C. 1685; and his w. d. 12 Feb. 1668, and he d. 8 wks. aft. SAMUEL, Haverhill, took o. of alleg. 1677. SOLOMON, Salisbury, freem. 1690, [[vol. 4, p. 76]] m. 4 Aug. 1684, Sarah, wid. of Joseph French, d. of Roger Eastman, had Sarah, b. 25 June 1686; Bethia, 13 Mar. 1688; Soloomon, 18 Apr. 1691; Israel, 7 Mar. 1694; and Jeremiah, 10 Aug. 1698. THOMAS, Cambridge, s. of William, b. at Towcester, Co. Northampton, on 5 Nov. 1605 (gunpowder-plot day), bred at Emanuel, where he was matric. 1619, and had his degr. 1623, and 1627, preach. at Earls Colne in Essex, fail. of success in first attempt to come hither in 1634, but next yr. arr. 3 Oct. in the Defence from London, with w. Margaret Touteville (a relat. of Sir Richard Darley), wh. had b. one ch. that d. soon; and Thomas, b. at London, 5 Apr. 1635, bapt. Feb. aft. reach. Boston, H. C. 1653; but the mo. d. 1 Feb. bef. this solemnity. He m. next, Joanna, eldest d. of Rev. Thomas Hooker, had Samuel, b. Oct. 1641, H. C. 1658; and John, 2 Apr. 1646; and this w. d. 28 of the same mo. He m. 8 Sept. 1647, Margaret Broadale, had Jeremiah, 11 Aug. 1648, H. C. 1669; was freem. 3 Mar. 1636, and d. 25 or 28 Aug. 1649. So well employ. had been his short life, that loss of a publi. man in our country was more lament. exc. that of Gov. Winthrop a few mos. bef. His wid. m. Jonathan Mitchell, his successor in the pulpit. 

THOMAS, Charlestown, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. just bef. emb. of his parents, ord. 13 Apr. 1659, collea. of Rev. Zechariah Symmes, had m. 3 Nov. 1656, Hannah, d.of William Tyng, had Thomas, b. 3, bapt. 4 July 1658, H. C. 1676; William, 24 June 1660, wh. d. bef. his f.; Hannah, 13 Sept. 1663; and Margaret, 26 aug. 1666; and d. 22 Dec. 1677, of smallpox. His d. Hannah m. 9 Nov. 1682, Daniel Quincy. THOMAS, Charlestown 1657, b. in Eng. s. perhaps, of Ralph, liv. some yrs. at Medford or Malden, and again at C.; m. 19 Nov. 1658, Hannah, d. of Thomas Ensign of Scituate, had Thomas; Ralph, b. 1667; John; Jacob; Hannah; Isaac, May, bapt. 23 July 1682; and, perhaps, others; but none, exc. Isaac, prob. the youngest, was there bapt. for goodman Thomas did not join. the ch. bef. 2 Sept. 1677. His w. d. 14 Mar. 1698; and he in few yrs. had sec. w. Joanna, wh. outliv. him, and he d. at Milton, 29, as gr.st. tells, but town rec. says 26 Sept. 1719, aged 87. See Geneal. Reg. VI. 128. His d. Hannah m. 13 Apr. 1681, Joseph Blanchard. THOMAS, Charelstown, s. of Rev. Thomas of the same, began to preach 19 May 1678, and was ord. success. to his f. 5 May 1680, freem. same yr.; m. 27 July 1682, wid. Mary Lynde, d. of John Anderson, but of wh. she was wid. aft. dilig. inq. I am unable to discov. had Hannah, bapt. 29 Apr. 1683, d. soon; and Hannah, again, 1 Feb. 1685; and he d. 8 Jan. foll. His wid. m. next yr. Samuel Hayman, Esq. 

THOMAS, Charlestown, s. of goodman Thomas, of the same, m. 7 Dec. 1682, Hannah, d. of George Blanchard, had Hannah, bapt. 12 Aug. 1683; Sarah, 17 May 1685; Mary, 13 Feb. 1687; Abigail, 17 Feb. 1689; Ruth, 11 May 1690; [[vol. 4, p. 77]] and Thomas, 27 Nov. 1692; rem. to Bristol, bef. 1700, to Branford 1709, and last to New Haven, there d. 18 Apr. 1726. But if Dodd is right, p. 148, he had, also, John, and Elizabeth aft. Charlestown. THOMAS, Hartford, br. of Samuel of the same, m. 5 Sept. 1695, Susanna Scott, had Thomas, b. 2 Apr. 1697; Susanna, 24 Aug. 1698; Violet, 14 May 1700; Ebenezer, 21 Feb. 1702; Daniel, 11 Jan. 1704; Zebulon, 16 0ct. 1705; Rebecca, 16 Mar. 1707; and by sec. w. m. 12 0ct. 1710, Jane North, had Jane, 20 July 1711; Deborah, 18 Dec. 1713; and Sarah, 15 May 1717. WILLIAM, Dorehester, a serv. of William Sumner, order. by Ct. in Apr. to be whip. for steal. from his master, and in no other instance is the name found in Mass. for the first quarter of a centur. so that Farmer, in giv. one to ar. co. 1642, was, no doubt, misled by read. Mr. as abbreviat. for William; but in Conn. 177 was a WILLIAM, perhaps the thief from Mass. whose w. was that yr. divorc. for his desertion. Nineteen had been gr. in 1834 at the N. E. coll. says Farmer, of wh. I find five at Harv. a century and a half bef.

SHEPARDSON, DANIEL, Charlestown 1632, a blacksmith, by w. Joanna had Lydia, bapt. 24 July 1637; Daniel, 14 June 1640; and Joanna, 13 Mar. 1642, wh. m. Nov. 1661, Roger Kennicut; and d. 26 July 1644, his will of 16th bef. provid. for w. and those three ch. The wid. m. Thomas Call, and her d. Lydia m. 22 July 1657, his s. Thomas. Our Gen. Ct. was in the Col. rec. II. 194, appears, had act. for care of the est. in May 1647. DANIEL, Charlestown, s. of the preced. took o. of fidel. 15 Dec. 1674, m. 11 Apr. 1668, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Call, wid. of Samuel Tingley of Malden, had Daniel, b. June 1669; John, Jan. 1671, and Nathaniel, 28 Oct. 1680, perhaps others. The s. Daniel was a soldier in the fleet to Canada 1690.

SHEPLEY, or SHIPLEY, JOHN, Salem 1637, Felt says had then gr. of ld. but tells no more. He was in that pt. wh. bec. Wenham, had John, b. a. 1637; Nathaniel, 1639; and Lydia, a. 1641; and rem. with Fiske, his min. to Chelmsford, there liv. long. Perhaps his w. in 1644 was Ann.

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