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

Volume #4
Spear - Sprague 

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.

SPEAR, EBENEZER, Braintree, s. of George the first, m. 16 July 1679, Rachel, d. of Samuel Deering, had Ebenezer, b. 24 June 1680; Mary, 10 June 1682; Samuel, 18 May 1684; Rachel, 10 Apr. 1686; Joseph, 25 Feb. 1689; Nathaniel, 18 May 1693; Abigail, 7 Nov. 1695; Benjamin, 12 Feb. 1699; and Deering, 6 Mar. 1700; and d. 27 Mar. 1719. GEORGE, Braintree, had first been of Dorchester, says fam. tradit. but against evid. of the negat. kind, freem. 29 May 1644, when the name is spelt Spere, by w. Mary, wh. d. 7 Dec. 1674, had George; Sarah, b. 11 May 1647; Richard; Samuel, b. 18 Oct. 1651, d. soon; Hannah, 30 Mar. 1653, d. soon, but the rec. in Geneal. Reg. XII. 110, must be wrong; Ebenezer, 3 Aug. 1654; Samuel, again, 16 Jan. 1659; Nathaniel, 15 May 1665; and Hannah, again. Sarah m. 19 June 1672, George Witty; and Hannah m. 28 Dec. 1694. Simeon Bryant. 

GEORGE, Braintree, s. of the preceed. m. 27 Apr. 1669, Mary, d. of [[vol. 4, p. 147]] Samuel Deering, had Mary, b. 3 June, 1676; and Ebenezer, 24 Feb. 1679, and d. the same yr. as also her mo. d. NATHANIEL, Braintree, youngest s. of George the first, m. 8 Aug. 1689, Hannah Holman, perhaps d. of Thomas, had Hannah, b. 30 Sept. 1690; Nathaniel, 25 Sept. 1692; John, 11 Nov. 1694; Mary, 18 Feb. 1697; Daniel, 27 Mar. 1699; Joseph, 24 May 1701; Nathan, bapt. 19 Sept. 1703; Thomas, 28 Sept. 1707, d. only one day less than 16 yrs. aft. stud. at Harv. Coll.; Margaret, 16 Aug. 1710; and Lydia, 5 Feb 1713. His w. d. 9 Apr. 1725, and he d. 12 Sept. 1728. RICHARD, Braintree, br. of the preced. had Rebecca, Benjamin, Richard, John, James, Mary, and Deborah, all bapt. 11 Apr. 1698. SAMUEL, Braintree, br. of the preced. had Samuel, b. 6 July 1696, H.C. 1715, min. of Provincetown; Daniel, 25 Aug. 1698; Elizabeth 19 June 1700; Mehitable, 28 Sept. 1702: Dorothy; Hannah, bapt. 4 Aug. 1706; William, b. 8 July 1708; John, 8 Apr. 1710; Mary, bapt. 23 Mar. 1712; and Benoni, 23 July 1714, posthum. for his f. d. 24 Dec. preced.

SPENCER, or SPENSER, ABRAHAM, Boston, 1677, m. Abigail, d. of the first Theodore, Atkinson. *JARED, GERRET, GARADE, or GARRETT, Cambridge 1634, rem. to Lynn, freem. 9 Mar. 1637, in Mar. 1639, had gr. of the ferry at L. rem. to Haddam bef. 1660, was propound. for freem. of Conn. 1672, was ens. of the milit. rep. 1674 and 5; had w. Hannah, s. John: Thomas: Samuel: William: Nathaniel: Timothy: and ds. Hannah, wh. m. a. 1665, Daniel Brainard, gr.f. of the celebr. missiona. to the Ind.; Mehitable m. Daniel Cone; Alice m. early in 1662, Thomas Brooks, and, next, 1673, Thomas Shaler; Rebecca m.a. 1682, John Kennard, and, next, John Tanner; and Ruth m. Joseph Clark; and he d. 1685. 

JARED, Hartford, s. of Thomas the first, m. 22 Dec. 1680, Hannah, d. of John Pratt the third of the same, wh. d. 22 Oct. 1692, and he d. 1712, hav. had Hannah, b. 12 Oct5. 1681; Jared, 15 Jan 1683; Nathaniel, 2 Feb. 1685, d. soon; John, 25 Oct. 1686; Sarah, and Elizabeth tw. 16 Feb 1688; Nathaniel, again, 21 Dec. 1690; and Mary, 8 Sept. 1692. *JOHN, Ipswich, came from London in the Mary and John 1634, hav. tak. the o. of suprem. and alleg. 26 Mar. in London; and was freem. 3 Sept. foll. and the first rep. 1634 and 5, rem. to Newbury with the first sett. and was rep. for that town 1635, and the same yr. allow. to build with Mr. Dummer, chos. capt. by the Gen. Ct. Mar. 1637, but two mos. aft. turn. out for his heresy in favor. Wheelwright, and Nov. foll. ord. to surrender his arms. See Winthrop I. 248. He went home next yr. and d. it is thot. in 1648, for in Mar. 1649, his will of 1 Aug. 1637, was pro. at Salem. In it he ment. neph. John S. his heir, br. Thomas Spencer, and cous. Ann Knight. 

JOHN, Haddam, s. perhaps eldest., of the first Jared, was a propr. 1660, offer. as freem. [[vol. 4, p. 148]] 1669, m. a. 1665, Rebecca, d. of Robert Howard, had Rebecca, b. Mar. 1666; Jared, Jan. 1669; Benjamin, Mar. 1671; Lydia, 1673; and Grace, Feb. 1677; and he d. 3 Aug. 1682. JOHN, E. Greenwich, in his later days, had brot, fam. t o that town, as in the rec. we find "Thomas, his seventh s. of John and Susanna Spencer, was b. in E. G. 22 July 1679. a. 5 o'clock in the morn. and was the first Eng. ch. b." there. But he had liv. in some part of the Col. a dozen yrs. bef. for he was freem. 1668, yet since no trace of him is earlier seen, or any report of progenit. my conject. is that he is one of the few that came over aft. the restorat. of Charles II. and had w. and some ch. soon aft. Perhaps his w. was d. Audrey or Susanna, of John Greene the sec. of Warwick. He had sec. w. and d. 1684, as the will made by the town governm. ment. her and the ch. in the order, prob. of age, John, Michael, Benjamin, William, Robert, Abner, Thomas, Peleg, and Susanna. 

MICHAEL, Cambridge 1634, br. of Jared the first, rem. to Lynn 1637, freem. Mar. 1638, m. the wid. of Thomas Robbins of Salem, and d. 1653, leav. two ch. perhaps by a former w.; Susanna, b. 1643, wh. m. 1 Aug. 1664, Daniel Bacon of Salem; and MICHAEL, then aged 6 yrs. wh. under care of his gr.f. Robbins, bec. a shipwright, and liv. at Cambridge, it is said, in 1670, there m. 7 Dec. 1671, Rebecca, d. of Thomas Sweetman, had Rebecca, b. 4 Nov. 1673. Porter claims the elder Michael as an inhab. of Hartford, on Mill str. 1645; but I conject. that his eye mistook Mr. for this name. NATHANIEL, Haddam, s. of Jared, m. 1681, Lydia, d. of Thomas Smith, had Lydia, b. 10 Aug. 1682; Nathaniel, 15 July 1684; Elizabeth 18 Jan. 1686; John, 30 Mar. 1688; Mary, 9 June 1692; Daniel, 20 Aug. 1694; Susanna, 8 Nov. 1696; Dorothy, 8 Mar. 1699; and Phineas, 20 Mar. 1701. A sec. w. brot. him no ch. and d. more than 20 yrs. aft. him, 20 Feb. 1742. OBADIAH, Hartford, s. of Thomas the first of the same, made freem. 1658, m. Mary, d. of Nicholas Disbrown, had Obadiah, b. 1666; Thomas, 1668; Samuel; Ebenezer; John; Disbrow; and Mary; and d. 1712. 

ROBERT, East Greenwich, s. of John of the same, m. 15 July 1697, Theodosia Waite, had Joanna, b. 1711. ROGER, Saco 1652, submit. then to Mass. came up to Charlestown 1653, mariner, was a capt. at Saco the same yr. perhaps, and aft. until 1669. His d. Mary m. John Hull of Boston, not the mintmaster, and next, Sir William Phips, wh. was made Gov. of Mass. and last, Hon. Peter Sargent; ano. d. Rebecca m. Dr. David Bennet, and was mo. of Spencer, him wh. took the name of Spencer Phips, and was Lieut.-Gov. of Mass. and ano. as I think, the eldest, was w. of Freegrace Norton. See Folsom, 182, 3. 

SAMUEL, Hartford, s. of William, b. in Eng. and the only one nam. in the will of 4 May 1640, wh. gave him, then under 20 yrs. old, a third of his est. He was, may be, instead of his cous. Samuel, s. of Thomas, the one meant in the ret. [[vol. 4, p. 149]] 1669, of freem. of H. by w. Sarah had Samuel, b. a. 1668; Sarah, wh. m. Joseph Easton; perhaps Hannah, wh. m. 13 May 1696, Caleb Stanley; Elizabeth m. Nathaniel Marsh; Rachel, m. Joseph Cook; Mary a. 1681, m. Cyprian Nicholas; Abigail, m. Joseph Symonds; and Agnes, m. Nathaniel Humphreys, and next, John Hubbard. His w. d. 24 Apr. 1706; and he d. a. ten yrs. later. SAMUEL, East Haddam, s. of Jared of the same, m. a. 1663, the wid. of Thomas Hungerford, and next m. Hannah, d. of Isaac Willey, wid. of Peter Blatchford. 

SAMUEL, Hartford, br. of Obadiah, perhaps freem. bef. 1669, rem. to Windham, there d. 1728, aged 88, by sec. w. Sarah, d. of Nathaniel Bearding, wh. d. 24 Apr. 1706, he had five ds. and one s. SAMUEL, Hartford, s. of Samuel the first, m. 16 Sept. 1696, Hepzibah Church, d. of deac. Edward of Hatfield, had William, b. 9 Feb. 1698, d. young; Hepzibah, 28 Dec. 1701; Samuel, 8 Mar. 1705; William, again, 9 Aug. 1708; Edward, 29 Apr. 1711; Sarah, 4 Sept. 1714; Caleb, 28 June 1718; Job. 1722; and Philip, 30 Apr. 1724; this last in Bolton, Conn. where his w. d. 13 Sept. 1745, and he d. 26 Mar. 1748. STEPHEN, Boston 1661. THOMAS, Piscataqua 1630, sent by Mason, the patentee, perhaps liv. first on the W. side, but in 1652 was on Kittery side, and in 1654 liv. at Saco, and in 1651, 3 and 6 was of the gr. jury, of only eight, in this last yr. He m. a d. of William Chadbourne. His wid. Patience kept an inn at Saco in 1662, and was d. 1683. The ch. were William, Humphrey, and Moses, beside two ds. wh. may have m. Ephraim Joy, and Thomas Chick, repsectiv. THOMAS, Cambridge 1632, br. of Jared and John, freem. 14 May 1634, rem. 1638 at Hartford, was serj. of the milt. and had, in 1671, a gr. for serv. d. 11 Sept 1686. By his first w. he had Obadiah, Thomas, Samuel, and Jared, but he m. sec. w. 11 Sept. 1645, Sarah, only ch. of Nathaniel Barding or Bearding of H. and by her had Sarah; Elizabeth bapt. 26 Mar. 1648; Hanah, b. 25 Apr. 1653; Mary, 29 May 1655; and Martha, 19 May 1657; of wh. Sarah m. Thomas Huxley; Elizabeth m. Samuel Andrews; and Martha m. a Benton. 

THOMAS, Concord, 1666, by Farmer was thot. to be the freem. of 1681; tho. as the rec. calls him of Suffield. it seems to me equal. prob. that the foll. was he. THOMAS, Hartford, s. of Thomas of the same, on the list of freem. 1669, adm. 1658, with br. Obadiah, m. Esther, d. of William Andrews, had Abigail, wh. d. young; Thomas; Elizabeth; Esther, d. of William Andrews, and Abigail, wh. d. young; 1680; liv. for most of his days at Suffield, and d. 23 July 1689, and his wid. d. 6 Mar. 1698. THOMAS, Haddam, s. of Jared of the same, rem. to Saybrook, d. bef. 1703, had a w. but we kn. no more. THOMAS, East Greenwich, s. of John of the same, was a Physician, and d. 25 Apr. 1752. 

TIMOTHY, Haddam, s. perhaps youngest, of Jared, had Timothy, [[vol. 4, p. 150]] Sarah, Hannah, Deborah, to neither of wh. could Goodwin give date, nor name of mo. nor m.; beside Ruth, b. 1689; and Jonathan, 1692; and d. 1704. *WILLIAM, Cambridge 1631, br. of Thomas, was much betrust. one of that Comtee. appoint. 9 May 1632, at the gen. meet. of the whole people, to confer with the Assist. a rais. common stock, wh. soon led to erect. of ho. of reps. of wh. he was at the first, 1634, and most succeed. ones until 1638, but previously made freem. 4 Mary. 1633, was of the Com. to form body of fundam. laws, Mar. 1638, and lieut. of the milit. one of the found. of the Anc. and Hon. Artil. Co. being fourth nam. in its chart. Mar. 1639, rem. to Hartford that yr. was rep. in Apr. Aug. Jan. foll. beside Apr. 1640; and d. 1640. His will of 4 May of that yr. pro. 4 Mar. foll. part. his est. to w. one third. Samuel his s. one third, Sarah, and Elizabeth his ds. one third. Sarah m. a. 1657, John Case of Windsor, and Elizabeth m. 1649, William Wellman, and, next, 23 May 1672, Jacob Joy. The wid. Agnes m. William Edwards, and so was the happy instrum. of diffus. that illustr. name; of wh. Farmer MS. says eleven had in 1834 been gr. at N. E. coll. six at Yale alone. 

WILLIAM was the name of a passeng. in the John and Mary 1634, from London, with John, aforement. and may have been his br. but where he sat down is unkn. Yet one William was Kittery 1663. WILLIAM, Haddam, s. of Jared of the same, m. Sarah, d. of Nichoals Ackley, had Joseph, Elizabeth James, Micajah, Margaret, Hezekiah, William, Jonathan, and Ichabod; but no date is found for either of them.

SPENNING, or SPINNING, in earliest rec. SPINAGE, HUMPHREY, New Haven 1639, liv. on the Delaware afterwards; there by a w. dec. had L200, and a d. Mary, came back to N. H. made his will, 20 June 1649 (intending a voyage to Boston, wh. he outliv. and came safe back), in wh. he gave half his prop. to Mary, wh. m.....Rice of Stratford, and a quarter ea. to Edward, and Lettice, ch. of his w. whose surname is not told; and what he had at Delware to his neph. Humphrey Spenning. Aft. his ret. from the Bay, he d. bef. 29 Sept. 1656, for this was the date of his inv. HUMPHREY, New Haven, neph. and legatee of the preced. m. 14 Oct. 1657, Abigail, d. of George Hubbard, of Guilford, had John, b. 22 Feb. 1659; and Daniel 5 Feb. 1662, wh. perhaps d. young; and so may have both f. and mo. bec. the gr.f. George Hubbard names John,gr.s. as a legatee, without more.

SPERRY, RICHARD, New Haven 1643, sw. freem. 1644, had Ebenezer, b. July, bapt. 30 Aug. 1663; and Daniel, 1665; beside Esther, wh. m. 21 June 1683, Daniel Hotchkiss; had liv. on the W. side of the rock, a. one mile from the cave, where Goffe and Whalley, the regicides, enjoy. their hiding, and he had supplied them, with food; was a propr. 1685, as were JOHN, RICHARD Jun. NATHANIEL, and THOMAS, perhaps his s. Mary, prob. his d. m. 29 Mar. 1670, Benjamin Peck. JOHN m. Elizabeth [[vol. 4, p. 151]] wh. next m. Benjamin Bunnell; and next, 19 Sept. 1700, Edward Dorman; and THOMAS m. 18 Nov. 1684, Elizabeth d. of Samuel Fernes.

SPICER, PETER, New London 1666, rem. to Norwich, d. prob. in 1695, or 6, his inv. being offer. in latter by w. Mary, d. of Peter Busicot, m. 15 Dec. 1670. His ch. were Edward, Samuel, Peter, William, Joseph, Abigail, Ruth, Hannah, and Jane. THOMAS, Newport, sign. the compact, at the same time with Nicholas Easton, 16 July 1638.

SPRICK, or SPECK, JARED, Windsor, m. Mary, d. of John Purchase, or Purkas of Hartford.

SPIGHT, JAMES, Charlestown, had James, b. 1 Jan. 1647.

SPINKE, OR SPINK, ROBERT, Newport, among the freem. on the list 1655, is found at Wickford 1674. His d. Margeret, I suppose, m. 26 July 1680. George Vaughan of Greenwich.

SPINNEY, THOMAS, Kittery 1652, submit. then to Mass. was constable 1656, d. 31 Aug. 1701.

SPOFFORD, or SPAFFORD, FRANCIS, Rowley, youngest s. of the first John, m. Mary Leighton, d. prob. of Richard of the same; but we learn no more. JOHN, Rowley 1643, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 15 Dec. 1646; John, 24 Oct. 1648; Thomas, 4 Nov. 1650; Samuel, 31 Jan. 1653; Hannah, 1655; Mary, 1656; Sarah, 15 Jan. 1658, d. young' Sarah, again, 24 Mar. 1662; and Francis, 24 Sept. 1665. The youngest d. m. Richard Kimball, and Elizabeth the eldest m. 24 Apr. 1672, Alexander Sessions, perhaps, of Andover. His will of 7 Oct. pro. 6 Nov. 1678, names these four s. and ds. Elizabeth Hannah, Mary, and Sarah. An uncommon anecdote of his intrepid tongue is preserv. by tradit. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 318, JOHN, Rowley, s. of the preced. m. Sarah Wheeler, had John, b. 12 June 1678; Mary, 9 Mar. 1680; David, 12 Nov. 1681; Jonathan, 28 May 1684; Martha, 16 May 1686; Ebenezer, 14 June 1690; Nathaniel, 10 Sept. 1691; and Sarah, 20 Dec. 1693. He d. 22 Apr. 1696, and his wid. m. 12 June 1701, Caleb Hopkinson, and d. 24 Oct. 1732, aged 80. 

SAMUEL, Rowley, br. of the preced. was freem. 1684, m. 5 Dec. 1676, Sarah Birkbee, had Samuel, b. 12 Sept. 1677, d. in few days; Thomas, 6 June 1678; Sarah, 16 Sept. 1680; Mary, 7 Aug. 1682; Hannah, 12 Feb. 1685; Ruth, 18 Nov. 1687; Samuel, again, 27 Apr. 1690; Abigail, 9 Mar. 1694; Mehitable, bapt. 10 May 1698; Lydia, 7 July 1700; and Elizabeth b. 5 July 1702. His w. d. 18 Nov. 1729; and he d. 1 Jan. 1743, aged almost 90 yrs. THOMAS, Rowley, br. of the preced. m. 22 Sept. 1668, Abigail Hagget, perhaps d. of Henry; but the fam. geneal. furnishes no more detail.

SPOORE. See Spurr.

SPOONER, EBENEZER, Plymouth, perhaps youngest s. of William, [[vol. 4, p. 152]] the first by his sec. w. was freem. of Plymouth Col. June 1691, m. Mercy, d. prob. youngest, of John Branch, had Thomas, b. 1694; Ephraim; John; Bethia; and Susanna; and he d. 5 Feb. 1718. ISAAC, Dartmouth, s. of the first William, had Simpson, b. 12 Jan. 1700; Edward, 27 Dec. 1701; and Mercy, 27 Apr. 1707. JOHN, Dartmouth, eldest s. of the first William, and his only ch. by first w. wh. d. Apr. 1648; but he was prob. b. serv. yrs. bef. tho. the fam. geneal. gives no precise informat. exc. that he had John, b. 2 July 1668; and that by ano. w. (the bapt. or fam. name of either is not seen) he had William, 11 May 1680; Jonathan, 24 Aug. 1681; Elizabeth 19 June 1683; Eleanor, 1 Feb. 1685; Phebe, 11 May 1687; Nathan, 21 Sept. 1689; Rebecca, 8 Oct. 1691; Deborah, 10 Aug. 1694; and Barnabas, 5 Feb. 1699. His brs. Samuel and William are nam. with hims. and s. John in the orig. deed to the fifty-six grantees of the town, from William Bradford, 13 Nov. 1694. 

SAMUEL, Dartmouth, s. prob. eldest by the sec. w. of William, took o. of alleg. 1686, by w. Experience had William, b. 13 Feb. 1638; Mary, 4 Jan. 1690; Samuel, 4 Feb. 1692; Daniel, 28 Feb. 1693; Seth, 31 Jan. 1694; Hannah, 27 Jan. 1696; Joseph, or Jabesh, as one rec. has it, 13 June 1698; Ann, 18 Apr. ano. acco. says, 19 June 1700; Experience, 19 June 1702; Beulah, 27 June 1705; and Wing, 30 Apr. of yr. not ment. He d. 1737, or, at least, his will was pro. that yr. THOMAS, Salem 1637, freem. Mar. 1638, prob. had w. Ann, as her name stands among early ch. mem. was of Wenham 1657, by sec. w. Elizabeth had Hannah, wh. m. John Ruck, and possib. others. He got involv. with the Quakers 1659; and d. prob. 1664, for his inv. is found of 19 Nov. 1664. His wid. Elizabeth in her will, prob. 26 Mar. 1677 (see Essex Inst. Hist. Coll. II. 236), made Excor, John Ruck, h. of her d. Hannah S. and names his five ch. Elizabeth Sarah, Hannah, John, and Thomas, beside other gr.ch. Elizabeth and John Osborn Jr. and perhaps ch. of John Osborn of Boston, and some others. 

WILLIAM, Plymouth 1643, is by fam. tradit. said to have come from Colchester, Co. Essex, had in Mar. 1637 been serv. or apprent. to John Osborn Jr. and perhaps ch. of by the Ct. in 1645 made guardn. of the childr. of C. By w. Elizabeth wh. d. 28 Apr. 1648, he had only ch. John, bef. ment. aft. wh. he m. 18 Mar. 1652, Hannah Pratt, had Sarah, b. 5 Oct. 1653; Samuel, 14 Jan. 1655; William; Isaac; Ebenezer; Martha; Hannah, and Mercy; but these six of unkno. dates or order; was propound. in June 1653 for freem. and adm. next June; was good public serv., surveyor of highways, gr. juror 1657, and aft. in 1660 liv. at Dartmouth, was a town offic. in 1663, and d. 1684. 

WILLIAM, Dartmouth, s. of the preced. is nam. with others proprs. in the gr. of Bradford for the town 1694, and sw. alleg. two yrs. aft. by w. Hannah Pratt, d. perhaps of Jonathan, had Benjamin, b. 31 Mar. 1690; Jabesh, 18 Feb. 1692; Joshua, [[vol. 4, p. 153]] 16 Mar. 1693; Sarah, 6 Oct. 1700; and Abigail, 6 Dec. 1702. Five of this name had in 1835 been gr. at Harv.

SPOWELL, THOMAS, nam. in the will, Sept. 1656, of Thomas Buckminster, of Muddy riv. as the h. of his d. Elizabeth hav. two ch. I conject. to have liv. in Boston. WILLIAM. See Spaule.

SPRAGUE, ANTHONY, Hingham, eldest s. of William of the same, m. 26 Dec. 1661, Elizabeth d. of Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, had Anthony, Benjamin, John, Elizabeth Samuel, Sarah, James, Josiah, Jeremiah, Richard, and Matthew, as in the Sprague Geneal. rank.; but some d. young, and his w. d. Feb. 1713. In his will of 21 July 1716, pro. 12 Oct. 1719, in our rec. XXI. 245 are nam. Anthony with Anthony his s. and other s. Richard, James, Samuel, Matthew, Josiah, and Jeremiah, beside d. Sarah Bates, w. of Caleb. He d. 3 Sept. 1719. His house was burn. 20 Apr. 1676 by the Ind. in Philip's war. Of this branch, of Anthony, thro. Jeremiah, the seventh s. is the celebr. poet, Charles, descend. 

EDWARD, Malden, youngest s. of the first John m. 24 Nov. 1693, Dorothy, d. of Job Lane of the same, had William, b. 4 Sept. 1696; Ann, 20 Mar. 1697; Dorothy, 9 Sept. 1698; and d. 13 Apr. 1715. FRANCIS, Plymouth, came with w. and a d. in the Ann 1623, but the names, Ann, and Mercy, are all that are giv. in 1627, at the div. of cattle, so that it is infer. that he left other ch. abroad, perhaps had John, or more b. here; and at P. was tax. 1633 and 4, but aft. was of Dusbury. He was liv. in 1666, as Winsor says, and he names the ch. John, Ann, Mary, and Mercy. This last, he tells, m. 9 Nov. 1637, William Tubbs; and one of the others m. Robert Lawrence; but I kn. no such man, and casually turn. (three yrs. aft. writ. this maledict) from p. 317 to 275, of Winsor, obs. that he calls him William. He was one of the orig. purch. of Dartmouth. *JOHN, Malden, eldest s. of Ralph, b. in Eng. freem. 1653, m. 2 May 1651, Lydia, d. of Edward Goffe of Cambridge, brot. from Eng. had John, b. 9 Mar. 1651; Lydia; Jonathan, b. Oct. 1656; Samuel, 21 Feb. 1659; and Mary, 13 Aprl 1661; Phineas, Feb. 1666; Edward; Deborah, 21 Sept. 1670; Sarah, Feb. 1673; and d. 16 Dec. 1703. The wid. d. 11 Dec. 1715. A will of his br. Richard, wh. outliv. him, in 1703, gives to five s. of this John, wh. was rep. 1689, 90, and 1. 

JOHN, Duxbury, only s. of Francis, liv. first at Marshfield, but d. in D.; m. 1655, Ruth, d. of William Bassett, had John; William; Samuel; Ruth, b. 12 Feb. 1659; Elizabeth; Desire; and Dorcas; was k. in Philip's war, 26 Mar. 1676, under Pierce, at the fierce fight of Pawtucket. JOHN, Plymouth and Duxbury, in Hutch. I. 354 call. one of the counc. to Sir Edmund Andros, was perhaps s. of William, and if this be true, he m. 13 Dec. 1666, Elizabeth Holbrook, and Hosea S. in his Geneal, tells no more, but that he sold in 1682 his est. at Hingham, and d. [[vol. 4, p. 154]] at Mendon 1690. Yet there is, in my opin. very slight reason for think, the s. of William of Hingham to be the counsellor. Judge Mitchell refers to the will of the Hingham, man, of 1683, as it ment. his ch. John, William, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, Hannah, Milicent, and Persis. JOHN, Malden, eldest s. of John of the same, by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 23 July 1685; Abiah, 21 Aug. 1687; Mary, 27 Nov. 1689; was freem. 1690; and he d. June 1692. 

JONATHAN, Weymouth, s. of William of Hingham, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 21 July 1670; rem. to R. I. by fam. tradit. and may be the same, wh. at Providence had preach. in the early part of 18th centu. was town clk. in 1722, and perhaps d. at Smithfield, Jan. 1741, aged 92. JONATHAN, Malden, s. of the first John of the same, by w. Mary had Richard, b. 28 June 1686; John, 7 May 1689; Joseph, 24 Oct. 1691; Nathan, 2 Feb. 1694; Hannah, and Mary, tw. 25 May 1696; David, 15 Aug. 1698; and was freem. 1690. PHINEAS, Malden, youngest s. of Ralph, freem. 1690, m. 11 Dec. 1661, Mary Carrington, perhaps d. of Edward, wh. brot. him no ch. and d. 7 Dec. 1667; but by sec. w. m. 5 Jan. 1670, Sarah Hasey, perhaps d. of William had Phineas, b. 27 Dec. foll. William, 21 Nov. 1672; Ralph, Nov. 1674; Sarah, 23 Apr. 1686; Joanna, 17 Apr. 1688; and Abigail, 2 Mar. 1690. But my suspicion is strong, that the three last belong to the other man of the same, name in that town. He took the o. of fidel. 15 Dec. 1674, and was rep. 1689 and 90. 

PHINEAS, Malden, prob. s. of the first John, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 11 Oct. 1691; Mary, 15 Oct. 1693; Tabitha, 19 Oct. 1696; and I find nothing more of him *RALPH, Charlestown 1629, came prob. with w. Joan, and s. John and Richard, that yr. in the fleet with Higginson, certain. with brs. Richard, and prob. William. They were s. of Edward prob. of Upway in Devonshire. Sometimes it has been thot. that these gent. were paseng. in 1628, with Endicott, but to me it seems more likely that, as they came, paying their own charges, they were in the fleet of 1629. With Endicott, in the Abigail, beside his fam. and serv. there not, I suppose, over twenty, includ. men, women, and ch. and most of them sent by the adventurers in London, as the first sh. for the planta. would naturally be occup. in transport. of persons wh. they should wholly control. The much larger exped. aft. gr. of the chart. 1629 had, also wider views of policy, and in obedience to the direct. of the officers of the comp. at home the Spragues, wh. came at their own charge, wre sent by Endicott to take up the lands in C. but we kn. that the compiler of the Charlestown rec. threw back his narra. of early transact, by one yr. mak. Winthrop and the gr. body of our early sett. come in 1629.

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