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

Volume #4
Shepway - Sherwington

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.

 

SHEPWAY, or SHIPWAY, JOHN, Portsmouth, by w. Ann had John b. 26 July, 1662, was one of the petitnrs. to the k. 1683, against his Gov. Cranfield, constable 1688, and d. 1690, leav. wid. wh. was prob. his sec. w. and d. of major Frost.

SHERBURNE, GEORGE, Portsmouth 1650. HENRY, Portsmouth 1632 came in the James, arr. 12 June in 8 wks. from London, m. 13 Nov. 1637, as fam. rec. tells, Rebecca, only d. of Ambrose Gibbons, had Samuel and Elizabeth tw. b. 4 Aug. 1638; Mary, 20 Nov. 1640 (and fam. tradit. says these two ds. were bapt. by Rev. Mr. Gibson); Henry, 11 [[vol. 4, p. 78]] Jan. 1642; John, 3 Apr. 1647; Ambrose, 3 Aug. 1649; Sarah, 10 Jan. 1652; Rebecca, 21 Apr. 1654; Rachel, 4 Apr. 1656, wh. d. Dec. foll.; Martha, 4 Dec. 1657, d. Nov. foll. and Ruth, 3 June 1660; was rep. 1660, and his w. d. 3 June 1667. For sec. w. he had Sarah, wid. of Walter Abbot, and d. 1680. No account of any of the ch. exc. Samuel, John, Mary, and Elizabeth can be obtain. Elizabeth m. 10 June, 1656, Tobias Langdon, and next, 11 Apr. 1667, Tobias Lear, had Elizabeth b. 11 Feb. 1669; Mary m. 21 Oct. 1658 Richard Sloper. 

HENRY, a counsell. of N. H. appoint. 1728, wh. d. 29 Dec. 1757, aged 83, may have been neph. or more prob. gr.s of the preced. JOHN, Portsmouth 1683, a br. of the first Henry, of the gr. jury 1650, m. Elizabeth d. of Robert Tuck of Hampton had Henry, John, Mary, and Elizabeth pray. for jurisdict. of Mass. 1653, and sw. alleg. 1656. JOHN, Portsmouth 1683, perhaps s. of the first Henry, sign. addr. to the k. against his Gov. Cranfield. SAMUEL, Hampton, prob. s. of the first Henry, m. 15 Dec. 1668, Love, d. of John Hutchins of Haverhill, had John, and, perhaps other ch. beside d. Love; sw. alleg. 1678, and join. the petitn. against Cranfield in 1683; rem. to Portsmouth, and in 1691 was a capt. and k. 4 Aug. that yr. by the Ind. at Maquoit, near Brunswick. His wid. Love d. at Kingston 1739, aged 94. WILLIAM, Portsmouth 1644.

SHERIN, ROBERT, came from London; in the Elizabeth, 1634, aged 32, perhaps sitt. down first with other fellow passeng. Sherman, Kimball, Underwood, and others, at Watertown, but may soon have rem. to Ipswich, and prob. is the same as Sherwin.

SHERLOCK, JAMES, Portsmouth, a counsell. appoint. 1684, was made by Andros, the royal Gov. of N. E. Sheriff of Suffk. 1687, and imprison. by the patriots on overthr. of A.

SHERMAN, ABIAH, Watertown, s. of Rev. John, freem. 1690, d. without issue, says Cothren. BENJAMIN, Stratford, s. of the first Samuel of the same, had, says Cothren, Job, Nathaniel, Enos, Benjamin, Samuel, Timothy, and James; but C. gives no date to either, nor tells the name of mo. nor d. of f. From more careful glean. I obt. some facts, as foll. He m. 1683, Rebecca Phippeny, perhaps d. of James of S. wh. d. 1739, and he d. 1741. BEZALEEL, Watertown, s. of Rev. John, prob. eldest, aft. leav. coll. was m. and Bond marks his d. bef. 1685, leav. childr. Perhaps his m. was in the East Indies, engag. in trade there, and mak. his resid. abroad, as I infer from let. of Rev. John Higginson to his s. Nathaniel at Madras, Aug. 1697, ask. "what has bec. of Bezaleel S.'s w. and ch." See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 200. As no more is ever heard of him, I conject. that he was then d. at least in the Catal. 1698 of the Magn. he is among the stars. 

DANIEL, New Haven, br. of the preced. among the freem. in 1669, m. 28 Sept. 1663, Abiah, or Abigail, [[vol. 4, p. 79]] d. of Rev. Nicholas Streete, had Abigail, b. 5 Sept. 1665; ano. d. b. 1667, d. very soon; Daniel, 5 Sept. 1668; Mary 28 Oct. 1670; John, Nov. 1673; Elizabeth 20 Sept. 1676; Samuel, 27 Jan. 1679; Eunice, 10 Nov. 1682; was ens. of the milit. 1676 and there liv. a propr. 1685. DAVID, Stratford, youngest s. of the first Samuel (miscall. Daniel by Cothren), m. Mercy, perhaps d. of Jeremiah Judson, was one of the found. of ch. in Stratfield, now Bridgeport, 1695, and deac. in it and d. 1753. 

EDMUND, Watertown, br. or more prob. Mr. Judd thot. f. of Rev. John, a clothier, was one of the selectmen 1636, adm. freem. 25 May of that yr. went home, and liv. at Dedham, Eng. 1648, and 66, says Bond. EDMUND, Stratford, s. the first Samuel, by w. Susanna, says Cothren, had Bezaleel, b. 11 Apr. 1676, wh. is error for 1 Jan. 1674; Sarah, bapt. Aug. 1678; Samuel, b. 8 Jan. 1679; Edmund, 20 Mar. 1680, and Matthew, 8 Jan. 1683; and d. in that yr. EDMUND, perhaps rather, Edmund, Wethersfield 1636, is said to have foll. his s. Rev. John, N. E. prob. the preeed. and was an orig. propr. of W. but gave his d. to s. Samuel, being well advanc. in yrs. when he rem. to New Haven, was adm. freem. 29 Oct. 1640, and d. 1641. HENRY, Boston, perhaps, but I kn. nothing of him, exc. that in the inv. of John Mills, 1651, this man's name appears among debtors. JAMES, Sudbury, s. of Rev. John, there began to preach 1677, m. 1680, Mary, d. of Thomas Walker, had John, and Thomas, was very unhappy in his place, so as in July 1705 to be strip. of his functions, "deposed from his pastoral office," is the exact phrase of 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. 87, but for the cause of such unusual proceed. I have less anxious. sought, than to learn how he went to Elizabethtown in N. J. and aft. to Salem, there d. 1718. See Mather's Hecatompolis. JOHN, Watertown, prob. s. of Edmund, b. at Dedham, in Essex, 26 Dec. 1613, bapt. 4 Jan. foll. bred at Emanuel Coll. Cambridge Univ. where "When his turn came to be a grad." says the Magnalia, "he serious. consider. the subscript. requir. of him, and upon invincib. argum. bec. so dissatisf. therewithal, that, advis. with Mr. Rogers, Dr. Preston, and other emin. persons, wh. commend. his conscient. consider. counsel, he WENT AWAY under the persecut. charact. of a COLLEGE PURITAN." Now I testify that 12 July 1842, I saw at the Univ. of Cambridge, in the origin. the subscript. of John Sherman on tak. his A. B. 1629-30, and repeat. on commenc. A. M. 1633. Too easily was this man presumed to be our John, and aft. large investigat. the correctness of that part of Mather╒s relat. is establish. By suggest. of Rev. Hen. B. Sherman of Newark, N. J. I was led to obtain more minute nad very curious details of THREE other John Shermans at Cambridge Univ. but very short time bef. or aft. this Watertown min. all by the acad. rec. made D. D. and one was even of Emmanuel, and another of the three was from the same Essex Dedham beside; yet all were anti-puritan. He of Dedham was at Queens, tak. A. B. Jan. 1650, and aft. a fellow of Jesus, of wh. coll. he wrote a hist. was arch-deac. of Salisbury, and d. 1671. The Emanuel scholar was a little earlier, A. B. 1642, had been matricul. 1638, four yrs. after the N. E. cry in the wilderness by his namesake began; but the Trinity divine, wh. misled me, matricul. Dec. 1626, of course, something too old for our John, was A. B. Jan. 1630; A. M. 1633; B. D. 1640; and D. D. 1660. He was eject. from his fellowsh. 1650 for refus. to sign the Engagement, wh. was a contriv. by the Independ. or Cromwell party to put down the other. See Neal╒s Hist. of Pur. IV. 27, of Ed. 1796. But he was learn. and gave some of his skill to Walton╒s Polyglot, and my Newark benefactor says, he was of Ipswich, and d. 1663. The yr. aft. tak. his sec. degr. a. the end of Apr. 1634, S. emb. in the Elizabeth at Ipswich, where he had fam. [[vol. 4, p. 80]] relat. and reach Boston in June. At Watertown he, resid. near a yr. and was dism. with others from the ch. at W. 29 May 1635, says Bond, to form a new one on the Conn. riv. tho. we read in the Magn. "not many wks. at W. bef. he rem. upon mature adv. unto New Haven." Now instead of not many wks. we know New Haven was not sett. until more than four yrs. after he arr. at W. Such is the perpetual laxity of narrative in the ecclesiast. histori. of N. E. 

Beside this, it was not to New Haven that he first went, but to Hartford and Wethersfield, where the attractions of Hooker or Smith were strong eno. and at the latter he obt. gr. of a house lot alongside of that giv. by Rev. Henry Smith to his s. Samuel. Prob. no work in the ch. was early desir. or at least gain. for he was releas. from serv. of watch and ward not until 1640 at May sess. of Gen. Ct. Soon aft. he sold to Thomas Bunce his Wethersfield lot, and rem. to MiIford, join. the ch. there, yet acting only in civ. life, rep. 1643, and preach. for short season in 1645 for the early days of Branford. There he was desir. to sett. as their min. but no ch. was then gather. By first w. Mary (wh d. says the ch. rec. at M. 8 Sept. 1644, he had, says Mather, six ch. wh. is liable to doubt (tho. we are igno. of the date of m. as well as the parents of w.) for it is not prob. that he was m. in Eng. nor in our country bef. 1638, then 24 yrs. old. Four ch. are ment. Mary, b. perhaps in 1639; Bezaleel, bapt. at M. 15 Nov. 1640, H. C. 1661; Daniel, 27 Mar. 1642; and Samuel, 14 Apr. 1644, wh. prob. d. soon. At New Haven he m. sec. w. Mary Launce, late in 1645, a maiden in the fam. of Gov. Eaton, and glad eno. must she have been to escape the perpetual trouble grow. from the unhap. temper of the w. of the Gov. full report of wh. is giv. in Appx. to the charm. Hist. Discours. of Rev. Dr. Bacon. By her he had Samuel, again, bapt. at N. H. 23 Aug. 1646, and next yr. he rem. to Watertown, wh. on req. obt. his dismis. from Milford ch. 8 Nov. 1647. With more than his usual exuberance of invent. Mather makes it" upon the d. of Phillips" that was in July 1644), Watertown offer. a call and he accept. tho. he adds," at the same time one of the chhs. at Boston used their endeav. to bec. the owner of so well talented, a person, and sev. chs. in London also by lett. much urged him to come over and help them." If this be true (wh. is quite unlike.) for London, we kn. it must be false for B. since there was only one ch. many yrs. later, and in that Cotton and Wilson could wish or rec. no collea. 

Our sec. ch. where Mather was all his days a min. was not gather. bef. 5 June 1650, and could sett. no pastor bef. Nov. 1655. Stranger than such inexcusa. carelessn. however, is what he tells of this w. call her mo. d. of Darcy, Earl Rivers, one of the Popish Counsellors of Charles I. wh. had no d. that m. a Launce; and next, in mak. this w. bring "no less than twenty [[vol. 4, p. 81]] ch. add. unto the number of six, wh. he had bef." Authority for such improb. he design. his reader should infer, I suppose, from tell. in the begin. of the sentence," by the d. of that Mr. Launce, wh. is yet liv. among us, Sherman had no less than, &c." To this fable full credit was long giv. bec. it obt. the sober sanction of Hutch. I. 19, a relative of Mather, more than once misled by him. But in our day, a desend. of Sherman by this w. aft. bestow. large investigat. with adequate critical skill, puts the result, 1851, with "special wonder" in Geneal. Reg. 307, as not "establ. the Darcy lineage." The writer refers to an emin. Eng. antiquary, wh. had been very slow to reject the tale even of Mather, or to distrust so judicious an auth. as Hutch. but pursu. the inq. long, and wrote me the issue, three yrs. later," aft. all the attent. I have paid to Mr. Willards point, there is no satisfacto. conclus. arr. at; and I am inclin. to think, that there was real. no particle of truth in the report wh. Mather had receiv. and has giv. circul. to." Equal distrust is more natur. felt a. the number of ch. that led our ecclesiast. hist.; to dilate in eight and twenty lines on "such Polytokie," as he tersely or foolishly calls it. Suspicion arises from this fact, that exactly one less than half of the twenty-six ch. giv. to both ws. have never found a name either in rec. or benevol. tradit. See Bond, 432. 

Yet one more, Benjamin, was prob. lost from the rec. (by wearing out the paper) of b. 23 Apr. 1661, and d. 4 Oct. 1662. By the sec. w. wh. long outliv. him, d. 9 Mar. 1710, we see, then, ten ch. or at most eleven, instead of twenty, were b. and whence could the error arise? Aft. the b. of the first ch. the f. was always at Watertown, there as min. he would make rec. of bapt. of his own, as well as of others; but the rec. is lost, and we have to seek in town rec. for entry of births; and fortunate. his cous. of the same name was many yrs. the clk. Five only are thus found, Abigail, 3 Feb. 1648; Joanna, 3 Sept. 1652; Mary, 5 Mar. 1657; Grace, 10 Mar. 1659; nd John, 17 Mar. 1660; but with more or less confidencc, beside Benjamin, five more can be read in Bond (tho. the first two. are count. by him as of first w.), James, bef. ment. Abiah, Elizabeth, Esther, and Mercy. Sometimes I have suspsect. that the ch. of both contempo. Johns were count. for one by the informant of Mather, and very exact is the rec. of seven of capt. John, part. bef. part. aft. he bec. clk. and so by office bound to kn. bs. ds. and ms. No weight can he denied to such surmise from the fact of differ. names of the ws. of Rev. John and capt. John, for the prefix of respect in his less likely to be omit. than the bapt. name in w. With all his assidu. 

Bond could not satisfy hims. How Mather got this story of the friutful vine, conject. would be various, if anyways reasona. The eldest d. of this sec. w. could not have told it to him, for she d. the yr. of Mather's bachelor's degr. 20 yrs. bef. his book [[vol. 4, p. 82]] was writ. and her mo. (wh. was liv. aft. the light of the immortal author had shone upon the readers of Magnalia a dozen yrs.) could not be so monstrous. wrong in the tale of her own childr. But if she did give him these myths of her noble descent. and prolific felicity, either she was insane, wh. he had not sanity eno. to discov. or she was irreverent. playing on his bottomless credulity. More prob. however, seems this solntion, that much of what he had heard about Sherman was forgotten, and sev. stories turn. into one, and he tax. his fancy (that was always lively, especial. at a marvel), for some incidents, and confus. the whole. 

Sherman was adm. freem. of Mass. 1669, and was struck with fever and delirium in the pulpit of his s. at Sudbury where he preach. his last sermon, 5 July 1685 (as, in his diary, is told by Sewall), made his will 6 Aug. and d. two days aft. He made James execor. and (includ. two dec.) names twelve other ch. Mary, the ch. of first w. m. a. 1658, Daniel Allen; Abigail m. 8 Aug. 1661, Rev. Samuel Willard; Mary, of sec. w. m. 27 May 1679, Ellis Barron, jr.; and Mercy m. Apr. 1700, Samuel Barnard. JOHN, Watertown, cous. of the preced. b. at Dedham, Co. Essex, freem. 17 May 1637, by w. Martha, d. of William Palmer (whose wid. hav. m. Roger Porter, by this means came the error, that she wh m. S. was d. of Porter), had John, b. 2 Nov. 1638; Martha, 21 Feb. 1641; Mary, 25 Mar. 1643; Sarah, 17 Jan. 1648; d.at 19 yrs.; Elizabeth 15 Mar. 1649; Joseph, 14 May 1650; and Grace, 20 Dec. 1653, acc. Bond; but Cothren, 680, omits Elizabeth and makes Grace 1655. He was capt. selectman 1637, and oft. aft. town clk. many yrs. from 1648, rep. 1651, 3, and 63, d. 25 Jan. 1691, aged 76. His wid. d. 7 Feb. 1701. Martha m. 26 Sept. 1661, Francis Bowman; Mary m. 18 Jan. 1667, Timothy Hawkins, jr. and d. 6 Nov. foll. Elizabeth m. 20 July 1681, Samuel Gaskell, or Gascoyne of Charlestown. John, Watertown, eldest ch. of the preced. was k. as Bond says (but I presume only so bad. wound. as to d. soon) in the gr. Narraganset bat. with the Ind. 19 Dec. 1675, being of Mosely's comp. left. no issue, proh. never m. JOHN, Marshfield, s. prob. of the first William, m. at Boston, perhaps as sec. w. 25 0ct. 1667, Jane, d. of Walter Hatch, had sev. ch. by ea. w. it is thot. but dates or names are not seen. He may be the man, wh. took o. of fidel. at Dartmouth 1684. 

JOHN, Stratford, s. of the first Samuel of the same, was disting. in Conn. speaker of the ho. made an Assist. in 1713, for ten yrs.; by w. Elizabeth had Ichabod; Hannah, bapt. July 1680; Samuel, Aug. 1682; Elizabeth Oct. 1684; John, June 1687; Sarah, Jan. 1690; Mary, Mar. 1692; and Susanna, Nov. 1693. He rem. early, perhaps 1673, to Woodbury, where he was town clk. capt. and deac. and d. 13 Dec. 1730. His wid. d. 1 Oct. 1744. JOSEPH, Wethersfield 1639, or earlier, had Samuel, to wh. he gave his ld. at W. and rem. to [[vol. 4, p. 83]] Stamford 1641, says Chapin, Hist. 163,4, tho. Mr. Judd (wh. had bestow. much research on rec. of W., does not agree that the name of Samuel's f. was Joseph, for in the first two generat. he says there was no Joseph in Conn. and Hinman, 72, and prob. Chapin mistook Jo. (the perpet. abbreviat. for John), as Joseph. 

The fifth lot was, he is confid. set out to Edward, easi. read Edmund. JOSEPH, Watertown, youngest s. of capt. John, a blacksmith, m. 18 Nov. 1673 Elizabeth d. of Edward Winship of Cambridge, had John, b. 11 Jan. 1675, Edward, 2 Sept. 1677; Joseph, 8 Feb. 1680; Samuel, 28 Nov. 1681; but Cothren makes it 1682; Jonathan, 24 Feb. 1684; Ephraim, 16 Mar. 1685 d. soon; Ephriam, again, 20 Sept. 1686; Elizabeth 13 July 1687, unless 1689 be the true yr.; William, 28 July 1692; Sarah, 2 June 1694; and Nathaniel, 19 Sept. 1696; and d. 20 Jan. 1731. William, the youngest but one of these s. was a shoemak. at Newton, and m. Watertown, 3 Sept. 1715, Mehitable Wellington, had as third s. Roger, b. 19 Apr. 1721 at N. forever to be honor. as one of the framers, with Franklin, of the Declarat. of Independ. and of the most sagacious men ever produc. by N. E. MATTHEW, Stratford, br. of Benjamin, had w. Hannah, and d. 1698, leav. David, b. 1692; and Hannah, perhaps more. NATHANIEL, Boston, perhaps s. of Samuel of the same, by w. Grace had Nathaniel, b. 19 Dec. 1659; and, by w. Mary had Mary, 28 Mar. 1665. NATHANIEL, Stratford, br. of Matthew, m. 1680, Mary, perhaps d. of James Phippeny, and d. 1712. 

PELEG, Portsmouth, R. I. m. 25 July 1657, Elizabeth d. Thomas Lawton, had Thomas, b. 8 Aug. 1658; William, 3 Oct. 1659; Daniel, 15 June 1665; Mary, 11 Dec. 1664; Peleg, 8 Oct. 1666; Ann, 30 Apr. 1668; Elizabeth 25 Nov. 1670; Samuel, 16 Oct. 1672; Eber, 20 Oct. 1674; John, 28 Oct. 1676; Benjamin, 15 July 1677; Sarah, 25 Jan. 1680; Isabel, 3 June 1683; and George, 18 Dec. 1687. PHILIP, Roxbury, came in 1633, a single man, freem. 14 May 1634, first on the list aft. Gov. Haynes, m. Sarah Odding, d. of John Porter's w. by former h. went home early, but soon came again, and was led away, says the ch. rec. to familism by Porter, disarm. Nov. 1637, and banish. next yr. went to R. I. there sign the compact of civil governm. Mar. 1638, was Secr. or Recorder of the Col. 1648, and was rep. 1656. See Callender, 30. As secr. he was happy eno. to have a descend. in 1857, prob. in seventh generat. fill. the same post; but I can hardly indicate the line. He had Samson and Samuel, perhaps more. PHILIP, Boston, "apprent. of John Blower," but it will not easi. be learn. wh. was his f. He d. 12 Dec. 1655. 

RICHARD, Boston, merch. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 1 Dec. 1635, had two ds. Ann, and Priscilla in Eng. of wh. the latter was m. two liv. here, Martha Brown, and Abigail Duncan; all wh. is learn. from his will of 7 Apr. pro. 31 July 1660, as [[vol. 4, p. 84]] abstr. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 227, wh. ment. also, gr.ch. Mary, and Elizabeth Spawle, wh. Bond read Sprawle, so that he must have had five ds. if not six. If it be very diffic. to find anything of the fam. in other rec. his terrib. lawsuit against Capt. Keayne a. his w.'s sow, wh. much convuls. the col. and led to a radical change in its constitut. of governm. supplies the place abundant. as told in Winthrop II. 69-72. He d. 30 May. 

SAMSON, Portsmouth, R. I. s. of Philip, m. 4 Mar. 1675, Isbel, d. of John Tripp, had Philip, b. 16 Jan. foll.; Sarah, 24 Sept. 1677; Alice, 12 Jan. 1680; Samson, 28 Jan. 1682; Abiel, 15 Oct. 1684; and Job, 8 Nov. 1687. SAMUEL, Ipswich, 1636, of importance eno. to be disarm. with only one more of that town, Nov. 1637, as danger. heretic, d. bef. 1660, leav. ch. Samuel, Nathaniel, and Mary Clark, but wh. was the w. is not seen. SAMEL, Boston, husbandiman; perhaps br. of Philip, by w. Grace had Philip, b. 31 Dec. 1637; Martha, 5 Sept. 1639; both bapt. 8 Mar. 1640; Nathaniel, 19 Dec. 1642; Jonathan, 11 Feb. 1644, a. 3 days old; and Philip, d. young. He had join. the ch. 1 Mar. and was adm. freem. 13 May 1640; and his w. join. the ch. 29 Aug. 1641; he d. early in 1645, and in 1652 the Gen. Ct. interfer. in admin. of his est. by the deacons of Boston ch. SAMUEL, Stratford, br. of Rev. John, perhaps did not come so early as 1634, wh. Cothren, 60, assumes, but was aft. 1640 some yrs. at Wethersfield, there had houselot, giv. by his f.; was among first resid. at Stamford, and had sev. ch. b. there; was chos. an Assist. 1662, 3, 4, and aft. the union of the Cols. of Conn. and N. H. 1665-7, but tho. nominat. for 1668, he fail. of the elect. and is no more heard of exc. in project. with others, 1672, settlem. of Woodbury. Cothren says he m. in Eng. Sarah Mitchell, and brot. her hither; but this is to the last degr. improb. for he brings him in 1634, then only 19 yrs. old at most, perhaps only 18, and in the mo. country very few so young were m. beside wh. he calls this sis. of Rev. Jonathan, wh. does not seem to have had such sis. at least we kn. that Richard Mather, a fellow passeng. with Mitchell's f. in 1635, has no refer. to a d. then m. on our side of the water, and f. Mitchell in his will of 1646 names ds. only Susanna and Hannah, no Sarah; and beyond that, our Sherman tribe was from the part of Essex, while the Mitchells were of the W. Riding of Yorksh. on the edge of Lancash. opposite sides of the kingdom, between wh. two hundred and thirty yrs. ago intercourse was very rare. Reconciliat. of the principal fact (if it be true) may be gain. by a resona. conject. that the m. tho. it could hard. have occur. in Eng. was some yrs. aft. com. of the parties hither. The dates of b. of their ch. give further evid. as Cothren hims. furnish. them, of his error, as the earliest is 1641, and the latest 1665, wh. is beyond the usual result of a m. in 1634. 

His roll, with slight correction, is: Samuel, b. 19 Jan. [[vol. 4, p. 85]] 1641; Theophilus, 28 Oct. 1643; Matthew, 21 Oct. 1645; Edmund, 4 Dec. 1647; John, 8 Feb. 1651; Sarah, 8 Feb. 1654; Nathaniel, 21 Mar. 1657; Benjamin, 29 Mar. 1662; and Daniel (wh. careful Mr. Judd made David) 15 Apr. 1665. Some ground for support of the tradit. of m. with the d. of Mitchell may appear in two of the names of these ch. Matthew and Sarah; but I must adher to my conject. a. the time. When he d. might seem as hard to settle, as his date of m. Cothren tells, that he d. bef. Oct. 1684, but it was prob. fifteen yrs. later, at least we kn. that div. of his est. among heirs, whose lang. implies recent dec. of their ancest. was made Sept. 1700, and deeds by him as late as 1694 can be read. 

SAMUEL, Boston, s. perhaps of Samuel of Ipswich, by w. Naomi had Nathaniel, b. 19 Dec. 1659; Samuel, 3 Oct. 1661, d. soon; and Samuel, again, 24 Apr. 1664. SAMUEL, Stratford, eldest s. of Samuel of the same, m. 19 June 1665, Mary, d. of Daniel Titterton, had Mary, b. 7 May 1666; Daniel, 23 1669; Susanna, 22 July 1670; Sarah, bapt. May 1673; Grace, b. 8 Aug. 1676; and Elizabeth 1 Jan. 1679 He had sec. w. m. Aug. 1695, Abigail, d. of John Thompson, wid. of Nicholas Huse, wh. had been wid. of Jonathan Curtis, and d. Feb. 1719. His wid. d. 1731. SAMUEL, Portsmouth, R. I. s. of Philip, m. 3 Feb. 1681, Martha, d. of John Tripp, had Sarah, b. 10 Apr. 1682; Mary, 1 Dec. 1683; Mehitable, 18 Aug. 1685; Samuel, 12 June 1687; and Othniel, 29 Jan. 1690. Perhaps he had former w. Sarah, that d. at Marshfield July 1680. THEOPHILUS, Stratford 1669, was br. of the sec. Samuel of the same, and a man of distinct. d. early in 1712; but Cothren gives him no w. or ch. THOMAS, Ipswich 1638. WILLIAM, Plymouth 1632, may have come in 1629, for to one of the name was giv. by our Gov. and Comp. in London, liberty to bring in his kine from Northampton in fourteen days from 26 Feb. doubtless to be emb. in the fleet with Higginson. He m. 1639, Prudence Hill, whose f. is unkn. to me, was of Duxbury and Marshfield 1643, had prob. John, b. 1646, and William; but Winsor may have confus. f. and s. The f. d. or was bur. 25 Oct. 1679. 

WILLIAM, Marshfield, prob. s. of the preced. m. 25 Dec. 1667, not 26 Dec. 1677, both dates being giv. in Geneal. Reg. VI. 348. Desire, d. of Edward Dotey, had Hannah, b. 1668; Elizabeth 1670, wh. d. young; William, 1672; Patience, 1674; and Experience, 1678; and d. perhaps early in 1681. His wid. m. 24 Nov. of that yr. Israel Holmes and next, Alexander Standish. WILLIAM, Portsmouth, R. I. s. of Peleg, m. 12 May 1681, Martha, d. of William Wilbor, had William Thomas, Eleanor, Mary, Elizabeth Peleg, Benjamin, Sarah, and Hannah. He m. it is said, sec. w. in 1697, Mercy, d. of Peregrine White. Most of fams. of this name in R. I. write it with a aft. e but in early days it was usual. [[vol. 4, p. 86]] as now, sometimes Sharman. Of this name, twelve had, in l834, been gr. at Yale, and two at Harv.

SHERRITT, SHARRATT, SHEROTT, or SHERROT, HUGH, Ipswich 1634, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rem. bef. 1647, to Haverhill, there had license to sell wine, may have been at Dover short time, in 1659, but d. at H. 5 Sept. 1678, of gr. age, as tradit. tells, of course, a. 100 yrs. His w. Elizabeth wh. had been wid. of Humphrey Griffin, in her will, of 30 July 1670, names her five ch by the former h. but nothing is heard of any issue of S.

SHERWIN, JOHN, Ipswich, m. 25 Nov. 1667, Frances, d. of Edward Loomis, had Mary, b. Aug. 1679; Frances, 27 Jan. 1682; Sarah, 7 Oct. 168. the last fig. being lost from the rec. He m. sec. w. 30 Sept. 1691, Mary, eldest d. of WilIiam Chandler of Andover, had John; Alice, 21 Jan. 1694; Abigail, 4 May 1695; Elinor, 28 June 1696; William, 27 July 1698; and Jacob, 17 Oct. 1699; and d. 15 Oct. 1726, aged 82. Mary m. 9 June 1702, Caleb Foster.

SHERWINGTON, or SHERRINGTON, THOMAS, Propound. for freem. of Conn. 1672; but his resid. is not told, nor anything more kn. to me.

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