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

Volume #4
Sprague - Staniford 

By James Savage

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Sprague Continued:

As the Spragues came one yrs. bef. Winthrop Mr. Green, the compiler of that MS. compliment. by Prince and most of us as the first rec. of C. natural. gave them the [[vol. 4, p. 155]] date 1628, and on the same premises our confidence reposes, that the true yr. was 1629. He had w. Joan, and the Nos. of hims. and her on our ch. list are 102 and 3. He had Samuel, bapt. 3 June 1632, but he may have been b. many mos. for his was the sixth ch. nam. in our list, and the rite had not been perform. since Nov. 1630, by reason of the abs. of Wilson the pastor, wh. came back from Eng. the wk. bef. this bapt. He and his w. were of the 33, wh. had desir. dismiss. from the congr. of Boston "to enter into a new ch. body at C." and were dismiss. 14 Oct. 1632; and his d. Mary was bapt. 14 Sept. 1634; s. Phineas, 31 July 1637. He had sprung, I imagine, from Dorsetsh. and own. lds. in Upway of that Co. as by let. of 25 Mar. 1651 from his f.-in-law, John Corbin, at that parish, appears. On 19 Oct. 1630 he req. adm. and 18 May foll. was sw. as freem. made constable at the Gen. Ct. Oct. 1630, serg. lieut. and capt. in regular success, rep. 

May 1635, being the third time of such an assemb. and very frequ. aft.; ar. co. 1639; but I believe that in later days he liv. on Mistick side, or Malden, for his name is in a commiss. to set. bounds there, and he d. Nov. 1650, and his s. Jonathan next mo. and his name of the wid. is the sec. on the women's memo. to the Gen. Ct. 1651 in favor Matthews; and she may have m. eleven yrs. later Edward Converse of Woburn. Mary, his d. m. Daniel Edmunds, oft. writ. Edmunds, and in the will of her br. Capt. Richaard has good provis. *RICHARD, Charlestown, came, no doubt, with the preced. wh. was elder br. bring. w. Mary, and on the Boston list of ch. mem. stands bef. his br. being No. 79, adm. freem. 18 May 1631, was with w. dismiss. Oct. 1632, to form new ch. at C. in 1637 took side with Wheelwright, and sign. the remonstr. against the proceed. of the Ct. but on express. his regret, the signa. was eras.; was of ar. co. 1639, capt. rep. 1659 and sev. yrs. more, prob. had no. ch. and d. 25 Nov. 1668, aged 63. His will of 15 Sept. preced. names w. Mary, Richard, John, Samuel, and Phineas, s. of his br. Ralph, his br. William of Hingham, and gave to Harv. Coll. 30 ewes with their lambs. By the will of his wid. 12 Nov. 1671, pro. 16 June 1674, we gain a fine fam. crop. It names kinsmen, lieut. John, Samuel, and Phineas Sprague; kinsman Nathaniel Rand, and his s. Nathaniel; kindsman, Lawrence Dowse and his two ds. Elizabeth and Mary; childr. of Thomas Rand, and Lawrence Dowse; Jonathan, s. of Daniel Edmands; br. William Sprague, and his childr. sis. Alice Rand; kinsmen Thomas Rand, Nathaniel Rand, Lawrence Dowse, Abraham Newell, Nathaniel Brewer, and Thomas Lord; Mary Dowse, d. of Lawrence; made Excors. Nathaniel Rand, and lieut. John Sprague. His inv. summed up well. 

*RICHARD, Charlestown, s. of Ralph, b. in Eng. m. 25 Feb. (but Goodwin says 1 Feb.) 1673, Eunice, d. of Leonard Chester, wh. d. 27 May 1676; in 1674 dur. the Dutch war, he [[vol. 4, p. 156]] command. an arm. vessel of 12 guns to cruise in Long Isl. sound, for secur. of the coast. trade. He took sec. w. Catharine Anderson, on whose gr. stone appears, that she d. 12 July 1701, aged 45; but prob. had no ch. by either w. as none is heard of. He was ar. co. 1681, capt. rep. 1681, and aft.; and was bur. 13 Oct. 1703, hav. d. 7, two days bef. wh. he made his will of unusual and judicious liberality to relatives, to clerg. to ch. and L400 to Harv. Coll. See Budington, 192, wh. in his valua. work had miscal. him s. of Richard, 33, but correct. the error on last page. SAMUEL, Malden, s. of Ralph, m. in Bostron, 12 Aug. 1655, Recuba Crawford, says our rec. perhaps mistak. the name (for the Malden rec. gives her name Rebecca), had Rebecca, wh. d. 15 Aug. 1658; Samuel, 4 May 1660; Samuel, again, May 1662; Rebecca, again, Sept. 1666; and perhaps sev. more, for by the will of Capt. Richard his elder br. 1703, est. was giv. to two s. of this Samuel, wh. d. 3 Oct. 1696. He was lieut. and town clk. freem. 22 Mar. 1690, when his s. Samuel, and three other Malden Spragues took the o. His wid. Rebecca m. Capt. John Brown, and d. 8 July 1710. in her 77th yr. 

*SAMUEL, Marshfield, s. of William the first, m. a. 1666, Sarah, d. of Thomas Chillingworth, had Samuel, b. 1674; John; Nathan; James; Sarah; Mary; Joanna; and Hannah. Of this branch of Samuel, tho. the eldest s. is the disting. Judge. Peleg, descend. He was rep. 1682, and 3 yrs. more, the reg of deeds, and the last Secr. of the Col. WILLIAM, Hingham 1636, br. prob. youngest, of Ralph, and perhaps brot. by him in 1629, m. 1635, Milicent Eames, prob. d. of Anthony, bapt. says the Marshfield early, but back to H. in few yrs. had Anthony, bapt. says the rec. of Charlestown ch. 23 May 1636; John, b. 1638; Samuel, 1640; Jonathan, 1643, d. at 4 yrs.; Jonathan, again, 1648; William, 7 May 1650, beside ds. Elizabeth 1641; Persis, 1643; Joanna, 1644; Mary, 1652; and Hannah, 25 Feb. 1655. He d. 26 Oct. 1675, and his wid. d. 8 Feb. 1696. Of his ds. Persis m. John Doggett; Joanna m. 16 Dec. 1667, Caleb Church; and Mary m. Thomas King of Scituate. 

WILLIAM, Hingham, youngest s. of the preced. m. 30 Dec. 1674, Deborah, d. of Andrew Lane, had William, b. 24 Dec. 1675; Deborah, 24 May 1678; Joanna, 15 Feb. 1680; Jonathan, 24 July 1686; Abiah, a d. 27 Jan. 1689; John, 13 Sept. 1692; and Benjamin, 3 Jan. 1695. He took convey. by his f. of the est. in H. on condit. was selectman sev. yrs. but final. rem. to Providence. His s. Jonathan sett. at Bridgewater, Seventeen of his name had in 1834 been gr. at the var. coll. in N. E. of wh. ten were Harv.

SPRING, HENRY, Watertown, eldest s. of John, brot. by his f. in the Elizabeth from Ipswich 1634, aged 4, freem. 1660, m. 7 Jan. 1658, Mehitable, d. of Thomas Bartlett, had Elizabeth b. 13 Oct. 1659; Henry, 11 [[vol. 4, p. 157]] or 30 Mar. 1662; Mehitable; Thomas; Abiah; and Ann, 21 Sept. 1671. He m. sec. w. 12 Sept. 1691, Susanna, wid. of Gregory Cook, and d. prob. 1697, in his will of 29 June 1695, nam. this new w. and those five ch. but perhaps he had others wh. d. young. Elizabeth m. 27 Sept. 1677, John Gale, and next John Mellen; Ann m. 18 Mar. 1691, Jonathan Park; and Mehitable m. 21 Mar. 1699, Jonathan Stimpson, and next, 17 Feb. 1730, Gershom Brigham. HENRY, Wathertown, s. of the preced. m. Lydia, d. of Ricahrd Cutting, ahd Lydia, b. 12 Aug. 1686; Ann, 10 July 1691; Henry, 19 July 1692; Sarah, 5 Sept. 1695; Elizabeth bapt. 6 Apr. 1701; Mehitable, b. 2 Apr. 1702; and Susanna, 15 Mar. 1706. He was freem. 1690, and d. 24 Nov. 1749, 

JOHN, Watertown 1634, came in the Elizabeth from Ipswich, Co. Suffk, that yr. aged 45, with w. Elinor, 46; and ch. Mary, 11; Henry, 6; John, 4; and William, 9 mos.; emb. late in Apr. arr. in June, aft. very pleasant pass.; took o. of fidel. 1652. From the rec. we hear of no other ch. *JOHN, Cambridge vil. now Newton, s. of the preced. brot. from Eng. by his f. 1634, cross. the riv. from the Watertown side, when Eliot, the first min. was sett. and built his ho. next to E's.; m. 19 Dec. 1656; Hannah, d. of William Barsham of W. had Hannah, b. 1 Oct. 1657; Mary, 10 June 1659; Susanna, 16 Apr. 1661, d. young; Sarah, 6 Feb. 1663; Rebecca, 10 Feb. 1665; Abigail, 20 Feb. 1667; Susanna, again, 18 Aug. 1670, d. young; Mary, again, 19 Feb. 1673; Elizabeth 7 Apr. 1675; and John, 1678; was freem. 1690, lieut. selectman 8 yrs. and rep. 1704, 6 and 7. His w. d. 18 Aug. 1710, and he d. 18 May 1717 in his 87th yr. Mary m. 30 Nov. 1681, John Ward; Abigail m. 31 Dec. 1689, William Ward; and Elizabeth m. 18 Oct. 1699, John Mason, eldest s. of John of Newton, and gr. s. of Hugh. 

JOHN, Watertown, s. of William, sent to Barbados, a. 1698, as soon as he was compet. to make a will, to look aft. the est. of his f. and never come back. He gave his est. to Jonathan Greene. JOHN, Newton, youngest of nine ch. and only s. of John of the same, call. ens. m 8 Mar. 1703, Joanna Richards of Dedham, had William, b. 24 Dec. 1704; John, 1706; Ephraim, 30 May 1708, H. C. 1728; Mary, 20 Nov. 1709; Hannah, Feb. 1712; Deborah, 27 Feb. 1714; Nathaniel, 26 Aug. 1715; and Samuel, 17 June 1723; and d. 5 May 1754. THOMAS, Watertown, s. of the first Henry, m. 20 Nov. 1701, Elizabeth d. of John Traine, had Mary, b. 19 Jan. 1703; Elizabeth 10 Sept. 1705; Thomas, 5 July 1708; and Henry, 2 Feb. 1710. He d. early and the wid. m. a Bullard. WILLIAM, Watertown, brot. by the first John, his f. had only s. John, b. a 1677; went to Barbados, and there d. a. 1696. Three of the name have been gr. at Harv. and as many at Yale. [[vol. 4, p. 158]]

SPRINGFIELD, EMANUEL, Boston, m. 13 Sept. 1655, Mary, d. of Oliver Mellows, and no more is ever heard of him.

SPROAT, ROBERT, Scituate 1660, m. Elizabeth d. of Henry Sampson of Duxbury, had Mercy, b. 1661; Elizabeth 1664; Mary, 1666; Robert, 1669; Ann, 1671; James, 1673; Ebenezer, 1676; and Hannah, 1680, Robert perish. in Phips' crusade 1690. Mercy m. 1683, Thomas Oldham, Jr. and Ann m. a Richmond.

SPURR, SPOURE, SPOOER, and SPORE, JOHN, Boston 1638, join. our ch. with w. Elizabeth 14 Apr. 1639, was adm. freem. 22 May foll. had Mary, bapt. next Sunday, 21, wh. was b. 20 Mar. 1638; Ebenezer, b. 3, bapt. 8 May 1642; Elizabeth ba[t. 30 Mar. 1645, a. six days old; Martha, 26 Mar. 1648, d. soon; and John, b. 16, bapt. 22 Dec. 1650. ROBERT, Dorchester 1654, freem. 1666, and 1671, both yrs. being giv. in the rec. had Elizabeth b. 4 Jan. 1659; and Robert, 21 Apr. 1661; beside Mary, wh. m. Teague Crehore; Waitstill; John; and Patience; of wh. Mr. Clapp, the indefatig. hist. of his native town, can supply no dates; d. 16 Aug. 1703, aged 93. *ROBERT, Dorchester, s. of the preced. m. 24 Oct. 1684, Elizabeth Tilestone, wh. d. 27 July 1738, had Thomas, Elizabeth and Robert, and d. 16 Jan. 1639; and had selectman, lieut. coll. and 4 yrs. a rep.

SPYERS, JOHN, Boston, was prob. only trans person, made his will 25 July 1655, pro. 6 Aug. foll. as in Geneal. Reg. V. 442. His direct. Evan Thomas, his Excor. to send proceeds to his w. and ch. perhaps in Eng.

SQUIRE, or SQUIER, GEORGE, Concord 1642, had a s. b. 11 Mar. 1643; rem. to Fairfield where he d. 1691. By his will of 7 Aug. in that yr. he gave est. to s. Thomas, John, Jonathan, Samuel. gr.s. George, s. of George dec. and s.-in-law, John Seely, h. of his d. Sarah. In 1672 in GEORGE jun. propound. for freem. but he d. 1674, leav. s. George, rememb. in the will of his gr.f. JOHN, Boston, freem. 1686; may have come in from, or gone to, Reading, where he was town clk. JOHN, Cambridge, freem. 1690. JONATHAN, Woodbury 1682, may be s. of George the first, and may have liv. at Atratford bef. PHILIP, Boston 1670, distiller, or, in one deed, nam. brewer, m. Rachel, d. of George Ruggles, was freem. 1690. PHILIP, Newbury, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Mary and Mary, b. 10 Mar. 1687; and Thomas, 31 Oct. 1694. 

THOMAS, Charlestown 1630, prob. came with Gov. Winthrop, in number 83 on the Boston list of ch. mem. and was of those dismiss. in Oct. 1632, to found the new ch. at C. freem. 14 May 1634, ar. co. 1646. Whether he had ch. is unkn. I think his w. was Bridget; and he of Boston 1659, but perhaps rem. THOMAS, s. of George the first of Fairfield, was in 1672, with his br. George, propound. for freem. liv. [[vol. 4, p. 159]] prob. first at Stratford, next Woodbury, and d. 9 Apr. 1712, leav. many ch. as Thomas, Samuel, Ebenezer, John, Hannah, Martha, Sarah, and Elizabeth wh. all were bapt. Aug. 1697; beside Joseph, b. 25 Dec. 1698, as Cottren tells. WILLIAM, Stamford, sold out this est. 1666, perhaps was never resid.

STRACKHOUSE, RICHARD, Salem 1638, had, as I judge, w. Susanna, wh. join. the ch. 1648, ahd Jonathan, Hannah, and Abigail, Bapt. May of that yr.; Ruth, 8 July 1649; Samuel, 13 Feb. 1653; and Mary, 25 June 1654; was, says Felt, in 1653, gr. the ferry to Beverly side, wh. he enjoy. till 1686, and prob. he liv. in the town of B.

STACY, STACE, STACIE, or STACEY, sometimes STASY, HENRY, Marblehead 1648, may have been of Salem in 1677, and perhaps f. of Mary, wh. m. a. 1667, John Parnell, and of the foll. HENRY, Lynn, m. 2 May 1673, Hannah Ingalls, had Ephraim, b. late in Aug. 1673; William, 3 Jan. 1675; Henry, 1 Apr. 1677; Sarah, 3 Jan. 1679; Ebenezer, 4 Jan. 1681; John, 30 Oct. 1682, d. in few days; and his w. d. June 1684, when perhaps he rem. to Ipswich. HUGH, Plymouth 1621, came in the Fortune, rem. to Dedham, where his w. and d. Hannah were adm. of the ch. 1640, and the d. soon aft. d. as I infer from the town rec. of Hannah, b. 17 Feb. 1641; rem. soon aft. and was of Lynn or Salem, where he had gr. of ld. in 1640, says Felt, was made freem. 28 Feb. 1643, and Farmer says, his w. was adm. of Salem ch. 1659. Possib. it was ano. of the same bapt. name; and he may have gone home. for one Hugh Stacey was of the Congr. ch. with Rev. John Philip, wh. went from our country, and organiz. that dissent. form at Wrentham, in Co. Suffk. 1650. 

JOHN, Lynn or Marblehead 1641, prob. br. of the first Henry, had John, bapt. at Salem 9 Oct. 1642; Deborah, 22 Oct. 1643; and John, 29 Mar. 1646. He d. a. 1672, and admin. on his est. was giv. to his wid. Elinor, wh. brot. inv. to Ct. 27 June. JOHN, Salem 1692, prob. s. of the preced. kept the Ship tavern 1692. MARK, of Exeter, perhaps, in 1689, I kn. not any more of. RICHARD, Taunton 1643, d. 1687, and 7 Dec. of that yr. Thomas Lincoln Jr. had adm. of his est. SAMUEL, Salem 1678. *SIMON, Ipswich 1641, freem. 1668, a capt. rep. 1685, 6, 9, and 90, d. 27 Oct. 1699, THOMAS, Ipswich 1648, had William; Thomas; John, b. 1658, d. young; Joseph, 1661; Simon, 1664,; John, again, 1666; beside Elizabeth Mary,and Susanna. This is found by Bary; but ano. THOMAS, wh. m. 4 Oct. 1653, Susanna Worcester, wh. must have been eldest ch. of Rev. William, and had Thomas, b. 6 July 1654; William 21 Apr. 1656; Rebecca, 7 Dec. 1657; Elizabeth 10 Apr. 1659; Joseph, 27 June 1660; and Mary, 7 Nov. 1661, Coffin tells of, in his Extr. from old Norfolk rec. Of his est. sett. in 1692, he says w. Susanna, and ch. [[vol. 4, p. 160]] were partak. William, John, Elizabeth w. of John Woodwell, and Susanna, w. of John Marston Jr. wh. was perhaps the miller of Salem in 1679. 

WILLIAM, Salem 1678, freem. 1680. He was s. of Thomas, and m. 28 Nov. 1677, Priscilla Buckley, had Priscilla, b. 10 Oct. foll. and d. next yr.; William, 21 July 1680, d. young; Thomas, 28 Mar. 1682; Sarah, 17 Jan. 1684; William, again, 25 Dec. 1686; Priscilla, again, 3 Aug. 1689, prob. d. soon; for next is Priscilla, 1 May 1690; and Simon, 1 Mar. 1695.

STAFFORD, JOSEPH, Warwick, s. prob. youngest, of Thomas, m. Sarah, fourth d. of Randall Houlden, had three s. and four ds. certain. for the wills of hims. and of his w. give the names of Stukely, Joseph, and John, beside ds. Francis Congdon, Elizabeth Case, Margaret Place, and Sarah Smith. *SAMUEL, Warwick, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Mercy, d. of Stukely Westcott; had, as in Friend's rec. at Newport is seen, Stukely, b. 7 Nov. 1661; Amos, 8 Nov. 1665; Mercy, 8 July 1668; Sarah, 18 Apr. 1671; and Samuel, 19 Nov. 1673; but other ch. he had, as nam. in his will, where the first, third, and fifth of that rec. are not seen, leav. us the right of conject. that those were d. bef. him. Substitutes for them appear in Thomas, the youngest, Patience, w. of Howland, Freelove, w. of Tillinghast, and Elizabeth w. of Devotion. Amos is call. the eldest s. and Sarah, eldest d. nam. Scranton. Gr. ch. too, are found, Mercy Thurbar, and Mary Stafford, claim. the testator's regard. He was oft. rep. in 1674 and chos. an Assist. and d. 20 Mar. 1718, aged 82. 

THOMAS, Newport of Portsmouth 1638, said to have been b. 1605, and to have come to Plymouth 1626, and to have built there the first mill for grind. corn by water, but this seems very loose rep. and the Col. rec. that refer to the first mill aft. June 1635, do not ment. him. He is found at Warwick 1652, among the freem. there 1655, rem. I presume to Conn. whose Gen. Ct. gr. him, 1674, fifty acres; but he had been at New London as early as 1662, and was at W. to end his days 1677. He made his will 4 Nov. 1677,and d. soon aft. had Sarah, wh. m. 13 July 1667, and Deborah, wh. m. 9 June 1670, both to Amos Westcott; Samuel; and Joseph. His will names w. Elizabeth eldest s. Thomas, and d. Hannah, w. of Luke Bromley, beside the others. Claim was assert. by him to be "of the blood of the Stafford," but of wh. Stafford is less clear, and prob. unimport. tho. he perhaps had a coat of arms. THOMAS, Warwick, s. of the preced. m. 28 Dec. 1671, Jane Dodge, ahd Thomas, and William, but no dates are told, either of their or his own b. nor can the f. of w. be trac.

STAGPOLE, JAMES, Dover, had a gr. as Mr. Quint tells, 1694, but he says that he was b. 1653, meaning, I suppose, in Eng. Possib. this name has become Stackpole.

STAINES, RICHARD, Boston 1654, sailmaker, had w. Joice, and ch. Sarah, b. 16 Nov. 1655; Thomas, 16 Aug. 1658; Richard, 3 Dec. 1660; Rebecca, 26 Dec. 1662; and Ann, 29 Jan. 1664; for wh. in his will of 24 Oct. 1672, pro. 1 Nov. foll. he made provis. The wid. m. John Hall. Richard was a soldier in Philip's war, at Hatfield 1675. [[vol. 4, p. 161]]

STAINWOOD, or STAINEWOOD. See Stanwood.

STAIRES, THOMAS, Windsor, nam. in the will of Rev. Ephraim Hult, Oct. 1644, is prob. the name man call, serj. S. in the Conn. Rec. 1638.

STAILLION, EDWARD, New London 1650, had, by w. Margaret, Deborah, wh. m. James Avery Jr.; Sarah, m. 9 Feb. 1674, John Edgecombe; and Margaret, m. 30 Nov. 1678, Pasco Foote; and by sec. w. Elizabeth d. of George Miller, m. 1685, had two. ch. of wh. one prob. was Edward; and in 1693 m. third w. Christian, wid. of William Chapell, wh. surv. him. This name has singular mutations. It first appears as Stanley, changes to Stallon, Stolion, or Stallion, and subsides, as Caulkins shows, into Sterling.

STAMFORD, THOMAS, at Scarborough, or Saco, sw. fidel. to Mass. 1658.

STANBURY, STANBERRY, or STANBOROUGH, JOSIAH, Lynn 1639, rem. to Southampton, L. I. had prob. s. Josiah, and d. there 1659. See Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 348. JOSIAH, Southampton, L. I. went to New Haven, m,. 1657, Alse, wid. of Thomas Wheeler, Jr. of N. H. and ret. to L. I. THOMAS, Boston, by w. Martha ahd Thomas, b. 15 Oct. 1642, wh. as his mo. join. our ch. 29 Nov. 1645, was bapt. the day foll. being Sunday, with John, 2 yr. and 11 wks. old; but the careless town rec. says b. 15 Sept. 1645. He had, also, Nathan, b. 25 Dec. 1646; and Martha, bapt. 11 Mar. 1649; and d. 27 Sept. 1652. His wid. was bur. 28 Sept. 1685, says Sewall in his Diary. Yet this is giv. by my conject. only, for there was WILLIAM of Boston, wh. had Sarah bapt. in right of his w. 1 June 1651, if the rec. be trust., wh. is not in my opin. clear.

STANCLIFFE, JAMES, Middletown, had, says Mr. Parsons, betw. 1686 and 1712, William, Martha, James, Sarah, William, again, and James, again; but no date to either is seen. He d. 3 Oct. 1712, and his wid. of whose bapt. or fam. name knowl. is not gain. d. 30 Dec. foll. JAMES, Middletown, s. of the preced. m. 8 Apr. 1714, Abigail Bevans, prob. d. of Arthur, ahd Abigail; Mary; Martha; Sarah; James; Sibbil; and Benoni,wh. d 5 Mar. 1727. WILLIAM, Middletown, br. of the preced. m. 30 Mar. 1710, Olive, wid. of Jonas Wright, had James, b. 30 Sept. 1712. His w. d. 7 Nov. 1719, and he m. 5 Oct. 1721, Esther Adams of Hartford, had William, 1722; Samuel, 1724; Oliver, 1726; Esther, 1727; Jerusha, 1730; Solomon, 1732; Josiah, 1734; Olive., 1737; and Joseph, 1789, as in Geneal. Reg. XIV. 133.

STANDISH, *ALEXANDER, Duxbury, eldest s. of Capt. Miles, m. Sarah, d. of John Alden, had Miles, Ebenezer, b. 1672; Lora; Lydia; Mercy; Sarah; Elizabeth and perhaps David. By sec. w. Desire, d. of Edward Doty, wh. had been wid. of Israel Holmes, and first of William [[vol. 4, p. 162]] Sherman, he had Thomas, in 1687; Desire, 1689; and Ichabod. JAMES, Salem 1638, freem. 13 May 1640, when the name is writ. Standige, prob. had w. Sarah, and was one of the pentnrs. 1640 for grant at Jeffery's creek, now Manchester, but of Lynn 1642, and d. Nov. 1679. 

*JOSIAH, Duxbury, br. of Alexander, m. 19 Dec. 1654, Mary Dingley, d. perhaps of John, wh. was bur. 1 July 1665, as was her br. John eight days aft.; had sev. ch. by her and also by sec. w. Sarah, d. of Samuel Allen of Braintree, Miles, Josiah, Samuel, Israel, Mary, Lois, Mehitable, Martha, and Mercy, tho. we can never assign the respect. ch. to ea. w. was lieut. rep. 1665 and sixteen yrs. more. He rem. a. 1686 to Preston, where he d. 1690. His wid. Sarah and s. Miles had admin. of his est. His d. Mercy m. 30 Sept. 1726, Ralph Wheelock, as his sec. w. and was not mo. of Rev. Eleazer, the first Presid. of Dartmouth Coll. ( as oft. said in books) insasmuch as he was b. more than fifteen yrs. bef. that m. and his mo. was Ruth, d. of the sec. Christopher Huntington. Equal. unsound is the derivat. of that more disting. Presid. Kirkland of Harv. Univ. from the same Mercy (as told in many places), gr. mo. gr.mo. was Sarah, d. of Ruth, first w. of the said Ralph, not of the sec. w. Mercy Standish. See full illustrat. by Weaver, in Geneal, Reg. XIV. 376. 

MILES, or MYLES, Duxbury, the celebr. capt. of the pilgr. of the Mayflower, was b. in Lancashire, being a cadet, it was said, of the old house of Standish, long estab. with good landed posses. at Dusbury, a town of the parish of Standish in the Co. close to Wigan, 9 ms. from Bolton, and a. 20 ms. N. E. of Liverpool. He had been at Leyden some yrs. bef. the emb. 1620, but we are ign. whether he had ch. at that time, tho. certain that he brot. nobody, beside w. Rose, wh. d. 29 Jan. one mo.aft. the land. His next w. Barbara, came in the Ann 1623, and was prob. the mo. of some that were d. and of all his ch. as nam. in his will of 7 Mar. 1656, Alexander, Miles, Josiah, and Charles, beside d. Lora. Of these last two, we kn. nothing, and if indulg. in conject. we might assume only, that both were old eno. to have been notic. in the ensuing days. He was constant. engag. in public serv. and for 19 yrs. was an assit. and had a mission ot London in 1625, where he could effect little on acco. of the raging of the plague, and early in the spring foll. he came back. Of his character, wh. partook, in no small degree, of the ancient heroic, Belknap in Americ. Biog. furnishes excellent illustr. and just anaysis. He d. 3 Oct. 1656. A copy of his will and inv. may be seen in Geneal. Reg. V. 335-8. 

MILES, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 19 July 1660, Sarah, d. of John Winslow, had no ch. and d. on a voyage to London, the sh. never heard of. His wid. m. 1665, Tobias Paine, and last Richard Middlecot, wh. she surv. THOMAS, Wethersfield, a soldier in the Pequot war 1637, had gr. of ld. on that [[vol. 4, p. 163]] acco. 1671, is on the list of freem. 169, and his d. Eunice m. 7 Dec. 1693, Nathaniel Stoddard. He d. 1692, aged 80, and Susanna, his w. d. the same yr. aged 68. Perhaps she was sec. w. but prob. mo. of Eunice. He had, also, s. Thomas, and perhaps more ch.

STANDLAKE, DANIEL, Scituate 1636, bur. 7 May 1638, leav. only s. Richard and a d. Prob. he d. sudden, for his will was nuncup. See Geneal, Reg. IV. 36 His d. d. next yr. RICHARD, Scituate, ony s. of Daniel m. 1677, Lydia, wid. of Jeremiah Barstow. Deane says the name has bec. Stanley, prob. by degr.

STANDY, ROBERT, a passeng. from London 1635, aged 22, in the Elizabeth and Ann, whose setting down is unkn.

STANFORD, ROBERT, Marshfield, m. 22 Jan. 1680 wid. Mary Williamson, had, perhaps, been of Scituate 1670, and at M. had Robert, b. 1693, and prob. others.

STANHOPE, STANAPE, or STANUP, JONATHAN, Sudbury, m. at Charlestown, 16 Apr. 1656, Susanna Ayer, had Jonathan, b. 2 Feb. foll.; Sarah, 25 Mar. 1658; Hannah; Joseph, 13 Sept. 1662; Jemima, 1665; Mary, 1667; and Rebecca, 1670; and he d. 25 Oct. 1702, aged 70. JONATHAN, Sudbury, s. of the preced. m. 11 May 1674, Sarah Griffin, had Isaac, b. 1675; and Jonathan, d. young. JOSEPH, Sudbury, br. of the preced. m. 1 Jan. 1685, Hannah Bradish, prob. d. of Joseph, had Susanna, b. 1685; Jonathan, 1687; Jemima, 1691; and Isaac, 1696.

STANIELL, STANIARD, or STONIARD, ANTHONY, wh. I presume is call. Stannion, a glover, passeng. in the Planter from London 1635, was of Exeter 1644, one of so much distinct. as to be empow. by the Gen. Ct. of Mass. next yr. to decide small controv.

STANIFORD, or STANIFORTH, JOHN, Ipswich, m. bef. 1680, Margaret, d. of Thomas Harris, had prob. ch. for the name was long kn. there. THOMAS, Concord 1644, of wh. I have nothing, exc. a suggest. on Farmer's interleav. copy, that he may have been at Casco 1658. THOMAS, Charlestwon, had David, Richard, Rebecca, and Elizabeth all bapt. 19 Aug. 1688, when he ent. into convenant with that ch. and is styl. "the blind man," wh. was suffic. descript. at the time, it may be, tho. for our distant day, it would have been equally good, had we got the name of the mo. Of those ch. the ages were 8, 5, 2, and 1; and aft. he had bapt. Samuel, 8 June 1690; and Martha, 26 Feb. 1693. Perhaps this was the same as Stanford, for so Morton, th min. of C. wrote it, but as he was lately come from Eng. it is uncert. Wid. Sarah S. d. at C. 11 Dec. 1707.

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