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

Volume #4
Snelling - Spaule

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.

SNELLING, JOHN, Saco 1653, s. of Thomas of Chaddlewood, in Plympton St. Mary, Co. Devon, may have rem. to Boston 1657, and d. 1672, leav. s. Joseph, perhaps also John, and Benjamin, these three being tax payers in Boston 1695; and Joseph perpet. the fam. dying 15 Aug. 1726, aged 59, leav. eleven ch. NICHOLAS, Gloucester, m. 8 Nov. 166, (the fourth figure for the yr. is lost), Mary Hibbert, prob. d. of Robert of Salem. WILLIAM, Newbury 1651, a physician, s. of Thomas of Plympton, St. Mary, had purch. 1654, est. in Boston, wh. he sold in 1657, but purchas. ano. in B. 1660; and here his w. Margery, eldest d. of Giles Stagg of Southwark, wh. he m. 5 July 1648, d. 18 June 1667, aged 46 yrs. By her he had William, b. 24 June 1649; Ann, 2 Mar. 1652, wh. prob. d. young; and Ann, again, 7 May 1654, bapt. next Sunday. Coffin, p. 55, furnishes some amusing story of his short resid. at Newbury. WILLIAM, Boston, prob. s. of the preced. m. Margaret, wid. of William Rogers, had Mary, b. 20 June 1677; but, it is said by Farmer, that no descend. remain.

SNOOKE, JAMES, Weymouth, by his will, of 22 June 1655, pro. 19 July foll. of wh. he made his w. Margaret Extrix., he seems to have come from Fifehead Magdalen near Shaftesbury, Co. Dorset, nam. two [[vol. 4, p. 138]] sis. and a sis. in law in that sh. His wid. made her will 9 Apr. 1660. The name was not, I think, perpet.

SNOW, ANTHONY, Plymouth 1638, Marshfield 1643, was rep. aft. 1656 for 20 yrs. He had w. Abigail, d. of Richard Warren, m. 1639, and ch. Josiah, Lydia, Sarah, Alice, and Abigail, wh. m. 12 Dec. 1667, Michael Ford. JABEZ, Eastham, by w. Elizabeth had Jabez, b. 6 Sept. 1670; Edward, 26 Mar. 1672; Sarah, 26 Feb. 1674; Grace, 1 Feb. 1676; and Thomas, wh. d. young; and he d. 27 Dec. 1690. JAMES, Woburn, whose f. or w. is not kn. Had James, b. 10 Oct. 1671; Abigail, 2 May 1674; Lydia, 7 Nov. 1676; and Sarah, 18 Apr. 1679. JOHN, Woburn, prob. br. of the preced. had John, b. 13 May 1668; Zerubabel, 14 May 1672; Timothy, 16 Feb. 1675; Hannah, 6 June 1677; Mary, 4 Aug. 16S0; Ebenezer, 6 Oct. 1682; and Nathaniel, 17 Nov. 1683. JOHN, Eastham, perhaps s. of Nicholas, m. 19 Sept. 1667, Mary Small, had Hannah, b. 26 Aug. 1670; Mary, 10 Mar. 1672; Abigail, 14 Oct. 1673; Rebecca, 23 July 1676; John, May 1678; Isaac, 10 Aug. 1683; Lydia, 29 Sept. 1685; Elisha, 10 Jan. 1687; and Phebe, 27 June 1689. 

JOSEPH, Eastham, perhaps br. of the preced. had Joseph, b. 24 Nov. 1671; Benjamin, 9 June 1673; Mary, 17 Oct. 1674; Sarah, 30 Apr. 1677; Ruth, 14 Oct. 1679; Stephen, 24 Feb. 1682; Lydia, 20 July 1684; Rebecca, 4 Dec. 1686; James, 31 Mar. 1689; Jane, 27 Mar. 1692; and Josiah, 27 Nov. 1694; was a lieut. and d. 3 Jan. 1723. JOSIAH, Marshfield, m. 1669, Rebecca Baker, had, as Miss Thomas teaches us, Lydia, b. 1672; Mercy, 1675; Deborah, 1677, d. young; Sarah, 1680; Susanna, 1682; and Abiah, the youngest; but Winsor says, he had eight ds. He d. Aug. 1692; and his wid. m. 23 Nov. 1694, John Sawyer. MARK, Eastham, s. of Nicholas, prob. eldest (if he had more than two), count. among those fit to bear arms 1643, at Plymouth, m. 18 Jan. 165O, Ann, d. of Josiah Cook, had Ann, b. 7 July 1656, and his w. d. few days aft. He m. 9 Jan. 1661, Jane, d. of Gov. Thomas Prence, had Mary, b. 30 Nov. foll.; Nicholas, 6 Dec. 1663, Elizabeth 9 May 1666, d. young; Thomas, 6 Aug. 1668; Sarah, 10 May 1671; Prence, 22 May 1674; Elizabeth again, 22 June 1676, d. young; and Hannah, 16 Sept. 1679; was town clk. rep. 1675, 86, and 9, and d. a. 1693. 

NICHOLAS, Plymouth, one of the first comers, being passeng. in the Ann 1623, m. Constance, (by. wondr. error in Geneal Reg. XIV. 89, call. Elizabeth) d. of Stephen Hopkins, one of the blessed comp. of the Mayflower, had Mark, b. 9 May 1628; and eleven other ch. s. and ds. bef. 1650. He rem. to Eastham in 1654, was rep. 1650, and 2, and aft. rem. 1657. Date of his d. is 15 Nov. 1676, and of his wid. Oct. 1677. RICHARD, Woburn, had Daniel, b. 4 Feb. 1645, d. soon; Samuel, 28 May 1647; and Zechariah, 29 Mar. 1649. SAMUEL, Boston 1671, a shoemaker. SAMUEL, Woburn, s. of Richard, [[vol. 4, p. 139]] by w. Sarah had Samuel, b. 8 Feb. 1670; Sarah, 28 May 1672; Daniel, 9 July 1674; Abigail, 4 Apr. 1677; Richard, 10 Dec. 1683, and Hannah, S June 1686. His w. d. next wk. and, in one day, short of eight wks. aft. he m. Sarah, d. of John Parker of Newton, had Deborah, b. Oct. 1687, d. in 2 mos.; Joanna, 10 Feb. 1689; Ebenezer, 7 Oct. 1691; and his w. d. 28 Jan. 1695. 

STEPHEN, Eastham, m. 28 Oct. 1663, Susanna, wid. of Joseph Rogers jun. d. of Stephan Deane, had Bathshua, b. 25 July 1664; Hannah, 2 Jan. 1667; Micajah, 22 Dec. 1669; and Bethia, 1 July 1672. THOMAS, Boston 1636, a barber, by w. Milcah had Meletiah, b. 30 Sept. 1638; was adm. of our ch. 5 Sept. 1641, and had Melita, bapt. Sunday foll. a. 3 wks. old; Hannah, 1 Apr. 1644, a. 5 days old, prob. d. young; Abigail, and Hannah, tw. b. 10 Mar. 1652; Mehitable, 8 Feb. 1655; was freem. 18 May 1642; in 1667, was an innholder at the sign of the dove. WILLIAM, Plymouth 1643, came prob. in the Susan and Ellen from London 163O, aged 18, was apprent. of Richard Derby, was of Bridgewater 1682, m. Rebecca, d. of Robert Barker, and had William, James, Joseph, Benjamin, Mary, Lydia, Hannah, and Rebecca. WILLIAM Bridgewater, s. prob. of the preced. m. Naomi, d. of Thomas Whitman. Of this name, in 1829, Farmer says three had been gr. at Brown Univ. of wh. was Caleb H. the dilig. and lament. hist. of Boston.

SNUFFENE, GEORGE, if such a name be true, was propound. 1670, for freem. in Conn.

SOLART, or SALART, JOHN, Wenham 1656, had w. Sarah, nam. in his will of 26 Sept. 1672; but perhaps she was then in Eng. certain. in 1676, when he went for her, was back here in 1679. From Prob. Reg. we find, that his wid. had admin. the ch. were Elizabeth w. of Joseph Lovett; Hannah, w. of John Trask; Martha, w. of Thomas Kilham; Abigail, w. of Mordecai Larcum; Mary, wh. m. John Edwards; Sarah, wh. m. Daniel Poole; Bethia; and Joseph, wh. last d. under age; that the wid. mo. of these ch. had m. Ezekiel Woodward, and was since dec. JOSEPH, perhaps of Ipswich, was br. of the preced. ROBERT, in some pt. of Essex, had recent. d. when his inv. was made 1663.

SOLEY, or SOLLY, JOHN, Charlestown 1686, by w. Abigail wh. was bapt. 9 Jan. 1687, had Mary, bapt. 12 Feb. 1688; and Abigail, 19 June 1692. He m. 23 July 1693, Dorcas, d. of Nathaniel Coffin; and she m. 1736, it is said, Nathaniel Gorham. MANUS, Charlestown, had Rebecca, b. 20 Oct. 1646. MATTHEW, Charlestown, perhaps br. of John, had w. Sarah, bapt. 20 Mar. 1681, with John, and Matthew (perhaps not tw.), their ch. at the same time; a ch. whose name is omit. on the rec. 2 Apr. 1682; and Sarah, 22 June 1684. May not these persons have been Huguenots?

SOLLENDEN, or SALINDINE, JOHN, Dunstable, m. 2 Apr. 1679, or 2 Aug. 1680 (by the rec. of Middlesex or Fox's Hist. respectiv.), Elizabeth Usher, and F. gives the names and dates of the ch. Sarah, b. Apr. 1682; John, May 1683; and Alice, Jan. 1686. He was a selectman, liv. 1695.

SOMERBY, ABIEL, Newbury, s. of Anthony, freem. 1669, m. 13 Nov. 1661, Rebecca, d. of deac. Richard Knight, had Henry, b. 13 Nov. [[vol. 4, p. 140]] 1662; Elizabeth 20 Dec. 1664; Abiel, 2 Aug. 1667; Abigail, 25 Jan. 1670; and Anthony and Rebecca, tw. posthum. 2 June 1672; for he d. 27 Dec. 1671. From him descends Horatio G. Somerby, the assid. enquir. for geneal. in Eng. ANTHONY, Newbury, s. of Richard, gr. s. of Henry of Little Bytham, 8 ms. from Stamford, in Co. Linc. where he was bapt. 16 Aug. 1610, came in the Jonathan, 1639, was freem. 18 May 1642, the first sch. master, town clk. from 1648 to his d. at the end of July 1686, aged 76. By w. Abigail, wh. d. 3 June 1673, he had Abiel only, b. 8 Sept. 1641. 

HENRY, Newbury, br. of the preced. with wh. he came, was bapt. 17 Mar. 1612, m. Judith, d. of Capt. Edmund Greenleaf, had Sarah, b. 10 Feb. 1645; Elizabeth Nov. 1646; John, 24 Dec. 1648, d. within 2 yrs.; and Daniel, 18 Nov. 1650, wh. d. on serv. in Philip's war 1676; was freem. on 18 May 1642, and d. 2 Oct. 1652. His wid. m. 2 Mar. 1653, Tristram Coffin. Elizabeth m. 25 Nov. 1663, Nathaniel Clark; and next, 8 Aug. 1698, Rev. John Hale of Beverly.

SOMERS, JOHN, Marshfield, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 1686; John, 1688; Mary, 1691; and Nathan, 1693. That the fam. rem. to Rochester, is told by Miss Thomas, but neither she, nor others, give the much more interesting fact, where it came from.

SOMES, JOHN, Boston, s. of Morris of Gloucester, m. Hannah, eldest d. of Samuel Shattuck of Salem, the happy messeng. of Charles II. who brot. the order to stop the execrable policy of persecut. the Quakers; made his will 13 Nov. 1687, pro. in 1700, when of sev. ch. only Benjamin was liv. to settle the est. MORRIS, Gloucester, by w. Margery had Mary, b. 1 Mar. 1642, and Sarah, 15 June 1643. His w. d. 22 Jan. 1647; and he m. 26 June foll. Elizabeth d. of John Kendall of Cambridge, had John, 22 Apr. 1648; Lydia, 3 Oct. 1649; and some others, of wh. Hannah, 3 Sept. 1608. He d. 1689. Mary m. 17 Oct. 1660, John Hammond, and Sarah m. 15 June 1665, Henry Witham. TIMOTHY, Gloucester, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 2 Jan. 1672, Jane Stanwood, perhaps d. of Philip, had Timothy, b. 27 July 1673; Jane, 1 Dec. 1674; Alice, 11 Mar. 1677; Joseph, 26 Aug. 1679; and William, 24 Jan. 1682.

SOPER, JOSEPH, Boston, m. 6 May 1656, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Alcock; but I see no more of him, exc. that their s. Joseph was b. 5 Jan. 1660.

SOULE, SOLE, or SOUL, GEORGE, Plymouth, came in the Mayflower 1620, under protect. of Edward Winslow, sign. the Cape Cod compact in Nov. was tax. in 1633 and 4 independ. of W. had rem. to Duxbury bef. 1643, by w. Mary Becket had George; Zechariah; John, b. 1632; Nathaniel; Benjamin, but the order is unk. as also Patience, Elizabeth and Mary, wh. m. John Peterson; all as Bradford says, bef. 1650. He was rep. 1645, and some yrs. later; an orig. propr. of Bridgewater, [[vol. 4, p. 141]] as in 1652, he had been among the purch. of Dartmouth. His w. d. 1677 and he d. 1680; in 1668 have est. in Middleborough to John Haskins and Francis Walker, wh. m. respectiv. Patience and Elizabeth GEORGE, and NATHANIEL, s. of the preced. were of Dartmouth 1686, but no acco. of either is gain. JOHN, Duxbury, s. of the first George, when his f. made his will, was the oldest, by w. Esther had John; Joseph, b. 31 July 1679; Joshua, 12 Oct. 1681; Josiah, 1682; Benjamin; and two ds. 

ZECHARY, Duxbury 1643, perhaps br. more prob. as Weston says, s. of the preced. d. 1663, his wid. Margaret gave inv. on 11 Dec. Winsor thinks, he had s. of the same name, wh. perish. in the unhappy expedit. of Phips, 1690; and tells one of his cous. James, of Middleborough, wh. was fin. L5 for refus. to go.

SOUTH, JOHN, Dorchester, if the name spell. Sougth in the ret. of d. 1635, may thus be writ. Yet no such name is heard of at D. exc. in this list of d. and it may be he was only trans. WILLIAM, Mass. sentenc. by Court of Assist. 4 Sept. 1638, and by the Gen. Ct. few days aft. to be banish. on pain of d. but the rec. names not the offence.

SOUTHCOATE, or SOUTHCOT, RICHARD, Dorchester 1630, came in the Mary and John, req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. of that yr. and perhaps 18 May foll. was adm. under designat. of Capt. If so, had leave 26 July next to go to Eng. promis. to return with conven. speed; but came not. Yet he may have been short time at Piscataqua in 1639. THOMAS, Dorchester, prob. br. of the preced. an orig. patentee under the Great Plymouth Comp. but not ment. in royal chart. came perhaps in the Mary and John and req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, and as he is never ment. again, it is believ. that he went home that autumn.

SOUTHER, SOUTER, or SOWTHER, JOHN, Boston, m. 11 Jan. 1661, Hannah, d. of Robert Read, may not be the same, wh. tool; o. of alleg. at Hampton, Dec. 1678, was keep. of the prison here 1683, perhaps had sec. w. and d. at B. 2 Jan. 1697. JOSEPH, prob. of Boston, m. 22 Oct. 1657, Elizabeth d. of Daniel Fairfield, had Joseph, b. 20 Aug. 1658; John, 5 Sept. 1660; Hannah, 31 Aug. 1663; Paul, 30 Jan. 1666; Samuel, 9 Dec. 1670; Daniel, 12 Aug. 1674; and Dinah, 13 Apr. 1677; was freem. 1684. NATHANIEL, Plymouth 1636, clk. of the Court, rem. to Boston 1649, was freem. 1653, and a notary. His w. Alice d. 27 Sept. 1651; and he m. 5 Jan. 1654, wid. Sarah Hill, and d. 27 June 1655. His wid. sold his est. in Feb. foll. His d. Mary m. 1 Dec. 1653, Joseph Shaw, and next, 16 Aug. foll. John Blake.

SOUTHMEAD, or SOUTHMAYD, JOHN, New London 1668, s. of William, the first, was a mariner and soon rem. WILLIAM Gloucester, mariner and shipwright, m. 28 Nov. 1642, Milicent d. of William Addis, had William, b. 12 Sept. 1643; John, 26 Oct. 1645, d. soon; and [[vol. 4, p. 142]] John, again, 31 Dec. 1646. Soon aft. he d. for his inv. is found at Pro. Ct. 20 Feb. 1649, wh. I regret to add, shows little prop. and his wid. m. William Ash, wh. rem. a. 1650 to New London, and had 3d h. Thomas Beebee, prob. was happy to give ch. to ea. WILLIAM, New London, mariner and ship owner, eldest s. of the preced. rem. to Middletown, m. Oct. 1673, Esther, d. of Giles Hamlin, had William, b. 1674, d. young; John, 1676, H. C. 1697, min. of Waterbury; William, again, 1679, d. young; Giles, 1680; and Esther, 1682, d. soon; by sec. w. Margaret, d. of Hon. John Allyn of Hartford, had Allyn, b. 1685; Daniel, 1687, d. at 16 yrs.; Margaret, 1691; Ann, 18 Jan. 1693; Joseph, 1695; William, again, 1698; and Milicent, 1700, wh. d. at 17 yrs. and he d. Dec. 1702. His wid. wh. d. 16 Mar. 1733, in her will of 5 Dec. 1728, names only four of her ch. Margaret Gaylord, Ann Stillman, Joseph, and William. The name is well perpet. in Conn.

SOUTHWELL, EBENEZER, Northampton, s. of William of the same, m. Elizabeth d. of Samuel Judd, had Elizabeth b. 28 June 1721; and he rem. to Suffield. ENOCH, Northampton, br. of the preced. m. 1732, but Mr. Judd omits the w's. name, tho. he add. that he had ch. until 1743. WILLIAM, Northampton, m. 24 Feb. 1687, Sarah, d. of John Stebbins of the same, was freem. 1690, had Mary, b. 25 Feb. 1688; Enoch, 1689, d. soon; Sarah, 19 Nov. 1690; Ebenezer, 17 Jan. 1694; Abigail, Apr. 1696, d. young; Hannah, 16 Sept. 1698; Enoch, again, 26 Apr. 1700; and John, b. and d. 1703. No gain has follow. the search for this man's origin; and perhaps one of the very few instances of emigrat. from Eng. to our country, later than 1670, may be this of Southwell. More than the proportion of ninety-five in the hundr. of the populat. of N. E. in 1775, had descend. I think, from the sett. wh. came at least 25 yrs. bef. that earlier date.

SOUTHWICK, DANIEL, s. of Lawrence, m. 23 Feb. 1663, Esther, d. of Joseph Boyce, had Esther, b. 26 June 1665; Elizabeth 24 June 1668; Daniel, 25 Mar. 1671; Elinor, 25 June 1674; and Hannah, 7 Aug. 1677. JOHN, Salem, eldest s. of Lawrence, m. Sarah, wid. of Samuel Tidd, had Sarah, b. June 1644; Mary, 10 Oct. 1646; and Samuel, 19 Feb. 1659. JOSIAH, Salem, br. of the preced. by w. Mary had Joseph, b. 3 Apr. 1662; Mary, Nov. 1664; Cassandra, Nov. 1667; and Ruth, 21 Feb. 1674. 

LAWRENCE, Salem 1639, with. w. Cassandra join. the ch. and was adm. freem. 6 Sept. of that yr. I presume, and on 6 Dec. foll. had John, Josiah, Daniel, and Provided bapt. at once. Other ch. were Mary, w. of Henry Trask, and Deborah. He was, I suppose, a glass blower, had gr. of ld. for house lot of two acres; but in the dark days of delus. against the quakers, 1658 and 1669, the whole fam. suffer. much, fines and imprison. fell on all, and the d. Clarissa was subj. to gr. severity. When the fines of Daniel and Provided were unpaid, the tender-hearted Gen. Court, with intent to magnify the glory of God, order. them to be sold for slaves to any Christians in Virg. or Barbados. We are permit. to rejoice, that the sentence was not enforc. and the f. with his flock found refuge at Shelter isl. near the East end of L. I. where in peace he made his will of 10 July 1659, allow. in 1660; James the ch. Daniel. Provided, John, Josiah, and ds. Mary, w. of Henry [[vol. 4, p. 143]] Trask, and Deborah; and his w. and hims. d. within three days of ea. other, it is said. See Felt, II. 580-2, and Col. Rec. IV. part first, pp. 349, 366, 7, and 410. Much as they might love their native ld. the danger from their opin. requir. banishm. it seem. with a proviso, that they should suffr death for return.

SOUTHWORTH, CONSTANT, Plymouth, s. of Edward, b. 1610, was not brot. in the Ann 1623, by his wid. mo. when she came to m. Gov. Bradford, but came, it is presum. in 1628, was made freem. of the col. and m. 2 Nov. 1637, Elizabeth d. of William Collier, resid. in Duxbury, was rep. in 1647 and 22 yrs. foll. and on the d. of his br. Capt. Thomas, was chos. an Assist. till his own d. 11 Mar. 1679, and once was a Commiss. for the Unit. Col. He left s. Edward; Nathaniel, b. 1648; and William, 1659; ds. Mercy, wh. m. 12 May 1658, Samuel Freeman; Alice, wh. m. 26 Dec. 1667, famous Benjamin Church; Mary, wh. m. David Alden; Elizabeth m. William Fobes; and Priscilla. EDWARD, Duxbury, eldest s. of the preced. m. 16 Nov. 1669, Mary, d. of William Peabody, had Thomas; Elizabeth b. 1672; Constant; Mercy; Benjamin; Priscilla; and John; but their dates of b. are unkn. was rep. 1689 and 91 at Plymouth, and under the new chart. at Boston 1692 and 3. NATHANIEL, Plymouth, br. of the preced. m. 10 Jan. 1672, Desire, d. of Edward Gray, wh. d. 4 Dec. 1690, had Constant, b. 12 Aug. 1674; Mary, 3 Apr. 1676; Ichabod, Mar. 1678; Elizabeth; Nathaniel, 10 May 1684; and Edward, 1688. He liv. at Middleborough, was a lieut. rep. 1696, and d. 14 Jan. 1711. 

THOMAS, Plymouth, br. of Constant, prob. younger, came with him, was a milit. lieut. and capt. an Assist. 1652 and twelve times aft. until 1667, d. 8 Dec. 1669, in his 53d yr. He and his br. Constant were among the purch. of Dartmouth. He m. Sept. 1641, Elizabeth d. of Rev. John Reyner, had only d. Elizabeth wh. m. 7 Dec. 1664, lieut. Joseph, s. of John Howland of the Mayflower's glorious comp. WILLIAM, Little Compton, s. prob. youngest of Constant, by w. Rebecca, wh. d. 3 or 23 Dec. 1702, in her 43d yr. had Benjamin, b. 18 Apr. 1681; Joseph, 1 Feb. 1683; Edward, 23 Nov. 1684; Elizabeth 23 Sept. 1686; Alice, 14 July 1688; Samuel, 26 Dec. 1690; Nathaniel, 31 Oct. 1692; Thomas, 13 Dec. 1694; and Stephen, 31 Mar. 1696; and by sec. w. had Gideon, 21 Mar. 1707; and Andrew, 12 Dec. 1709; and d. 2O June 1719. The name is not now seen at Little Compton, but is well diffus. in other parts of N. E. It was sometimes Southwood, in the early days, and belong. to "eminently a BassetLaw fam." by wh. I am constrain. to doubt the deduct. of pedigree, as print. in Winsor, 31G. Sir Gilbert, Sir John, Sir Thomas, Sir Christopher, may well have flourish. in Lancash. on the West Coast of the kingdom, but Edward, the h. of Alice Carpenter, wh. bec. w. [[vol. 4, p. 144]] of our Gov. Bradford, liv. on the E. side; and of a line, however humble, long estab. there, so would not prob. draw his blood from them. 

A very long l. of most val. public serv. in Mass. Conn. and N. Y. proves, that honors from the Ct. of Queen Elizabeth were not need. Much benefit to thousands of inquirers on our side of the ocean may be deriv. from wise use of a few words in the note of Mr. Hunter, on pp. 6 and 7 of "The founders of New Plymouth," Ed. 1854: "mere possess. of a surname wh. coincides with that of an Eng. fam. is no proof of connex. with that fam. Claims of alliance found. on this basis are not the legitimate offspring of laborious genealog. inquiry, but of self-love and the desire to fvund a reputa. for ancestorial honor where no such honor is really due." Well is the topic explain. in further remarks, found. on experience of more than one gross case of indecent pretension.

SOWDEN, THOMAS, Marblehead, 1674.

SOWELL, THOMAS, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Hannah, b. 2 Nov. 1652, d. young; and Thomas, 13 July 1653; in wh. the rec. is, of course, less worthy of belief, than in ment. of his d. 7 Dec. 1654.

SPARHAWK, or SPARROWHAWK, JOHN, Cambridge, d. 21 Sept. 1644. JOHN, Bristol, s. of the sec. Nathaniel, ord. 12 June 1695, m. Elizabeth Poole, and had two more ws. yet d. under 45 yrs. 29 Apr. 1718, leav. two s. John, b. 1713, H. C. 1731, min. of Salem; and Hon. Nathaniel, 4 Mar. 1715, wh. m. 10 June 1742, Elizabeth eldest d. of the first Sir William Pepperrell, and the only ch. wh. surv. him, and by her was f. of the late Sir William, permit. by the k. to assume the name of gr.f. Pepperrell, H. C. 1766. NATHANIEL, Cambridge 1638, wh. may have been br. of first John, or his f. brot. perhaps from Braintree, or Dedham, Co. Essex, most of his ch. prob. with w. Mary, and here had Samuel, b. 27 Oct. 1638, d. in Oct. foll. He was freem. 23 May 1639, and at the same Court licens. to sell wine, deac. and rep. 1642-7. His w. d. 25 Jan. 1644, and by a sec. w. Catharine wh. outliv. him only 7 days, he had Nathaniel; Ann; Mary; Esther; and Elizabeth, whose gr.-stone says she d. 9 Nov. 1692, aged a. 47 yrs.; but certain. Ruth, wh. d. 9 May 1645, was by the first w. He d. 28 June 1647, and beside his w. there d. a serv. of his, Mary Peirce, a week aft. so that we may well suppose some epidem. His other ch. were Ann wh. m. deac. John Cooper; Nathaniel; both certain. b. in Eng. as may have been Esther; and Mary, wh. m. 8 Oct. 1673, William Barrett, as his 3d w. 

NATHANIEL, Cambridge, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 3 Oct. 1649, Patience, d. of Rev. Samuel Newman, had Nathaniel, wh. d. 12 Feb. 1651; Mary; Sybell; both bapt. at C.; Esther, bapt. 5 May 1661; Samuel, 5 Feb. 1665; Nathaniel; and John, H. C. 1689; was deac. and oft. selectman. His w. d. 3 Feb. 1690. Sybell m. Rev. Michael Wigglesworth. NATHANIEL, Cambridge, s. of the preced. m. Abigail Gates, eldest ch. of Simon, had [[vol. 4, p. 145]] Abigail; Nathaniel, H. C. 1710, min. of Lynnfield; Noah; and Simon; was deac. freem. 1690; and d. 8 Nov. 1734, aged 67. SAMUEL, Cambridge, br. of the preced. freem. 1690, m. Sarah Whiting, had Joseph, Thomas, Samuel, and John, and d. 2 Nov. 1713, aged 49. His wid. d. 8 Dec. 1752 in her 8Oth yr. Above seventy yrs. ago, eleven of this fam. had been gr. at H. C. but I kn. not any more.

SPARK, or SPARKS, EDWARD, came, 1635, aged 22, as a serv. to Thomas Page, from London, in the Increase, and prob. was of Saco. JOHN, Boston, m. 26 Nov. 1661, Mary, d. of Walter Sinnet, was of Ipsich 1655, may have been of Saco; and here may have been f. of Thomas, certain. of E1iZ. wh. m. 26 Oct. 1684, Jacob Perkins, third of the name in that town.

SPARRELL, CHRISTOPHER, Wells, freem. 1653.

SPARROW, JOHN, Eastham, s. of Jonathan, m. 5 Dec. 1683, Apphia Freeman (but this name is by my conject. suppl. for the d. of Samuel of Eastham), had Rebecca, b. 23 Dec. 1684; John, 24 Aug. 1687; Elizabeth 19 Jan. 1689; and Stephen, 6 Sept. 1694. His w. d. 15 Dec. 1739. JOHN, Eastham, s. of Richard, m. 26 Oct. 1604, Rebecca, d. of Edward Bangs, wh. d. bef. her f.; had Rebecca, b. 30 Oct. 1650; John, 2 Nov. 1606; Priscilla, 13 Feb. 1608; Mary, 10 Mar. 1659; Apphia, 11 Dec. 1660, d. at 2 mos.; Jonathan, 9 July 1665; Richard, 17 Mar. 1670; and he m. 2d w. Hannah, wid. of Nathaniel Mayo, d. of Gov. Thomas Prence; for third w. had Sarah, wid. of James Cobb, d. of George Lewis, m. 23 Nov. 1698; was capt. rep. 1668, and 18 yrs. foll. and under new chart. 1692. RICHARD, Plymouth, 1632, rem. to Eastham 1653, brot. from Eng. Jonathan and prob. other ch. was rep. 1655, and 6, and d. 8 Jan. 1660. His will of 19 Nov. preced. names w. Pandora, and s. Jonathan, Excors.; and gr.ch. John, Priscilla., and Rebecca.

SPAULDING, SPAULDEN, SPOLDEN, SPARLDEN, or SPALDEN, ANDREW, Chelmsford, s. of Edward the first, was a deac. perhaps had fam. and d. 5 May 1713. BENJAMIN, Chelmsford, br. of the preced. m. 30 Oct. 1668, Olive, d. of Henry Farwell, had, beside sev. others, Edward, b. 1672, and Benjamin, 1685. EDWARD, Braintree, by w. Margaret, prob. had John, b. a. 1633; Edward, a. 1635; and Grace, the latter bur. May 1641. His w. d. Aug. 1640, and by ano. w. he had Benjamin, b. 7 Apr. 1643; Joseph, 25 Oct. 1646; Dinah, 14 Mar. 1649; and Andrew, 19 Nov. 1652; was freem. 13 May 1640, rem. to Wenham 1654, hav. nine yrs. bef. project. with other Braintree people the settlem. in the domain of Pomham and other Ind. friends in R. I. thence soon aft. to Chelmsford, there d. 26 Feb. 1670. His will of 13 Feb. 1667, in wh. Benjamin is not ment. made w. Rachel Extrix. but she d. soon aft. him, [[vol. 4, p. 146]] and on prob. of the will 5 Apr. 1670, admin. was giv. to John and Edward. 

EDWARD, Chelmsford, s. of the preced. m. 6 July 1663, Priscilla Underwood, d. of William, had Dorothy, b. 1664; Deborah, 1667; and Edward, 1671; was freem. 1690, and rep. 1691. JOHN, Chelmsford, s. prob. the eldest, of Edward the first, m. 18 May 1658, Hannah Hale, had Eunice, b. 27 July, 1660, says the rec. in Middlesex; but Farmer MS. beside sev. ds. not nam., gives him John, b. 28 Feb. 1661; Edward, 16 Sept. 1663; Samuel, 6 Mar. 1668; and Joseph, 22 Oct. 1673; was freem. 1690. Descend. of the first Edward have been very num. much scatter. and highly respectab. Nine of this name had in 1834 been gr. at Yale, two at Harv. and eighteen at other N. E. coll. acc. Farmer's MS.

SPAULE, SPOWELL, or SPAUL, THOMAS, Boston, by w. Alice had Mary, b. Sept. 1644; and for sec. w. had Mary, wh. brot. him Elizabeth 29 Sept. 1646; if the rec. be true; and yet ano. w. Elizabeth d. of Thomas Buckminister of Muddy riv. and by her two ch. ment. in the will of their gr.f. Sept. 1656; but the rec. of Boston m. has 18 Aug. 1653 his union with Mary Guttridge, of wh. I am ign. whether she was wid. or maid; so that we ought to hesitate, whether Spaul and Spowell be the same. Mary his w. by his will of 23 Feb. 1671, was devisee of his ho. ld. and personal est. while a wid. but aft. his d. Mary, w. of Joseph Knight, to enjoy in perpet. and failing issue, then to his kinswom. Elizabeth d. of Edmund Brown of Dorchester. So that it may seem almost certain, that he had not m. the Buckminster. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Thomas; and Mehitable, the latter b. 31 Mar. 1652; and William, 18 Jan. 1655; all bapt. 21 July 1661; and by the style of William Spowell sen. conveys by deed of 19 Jan. 1675 all his right of commonage in B. to John Marion sen. cordwainer of B.

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