Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
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.
STANLEY, or STANDLEY, CALEB, Hartford, s. of Timothy, eldest that liv. to adult yrs. freem. 1665, was serj. 1669, and a capt. in later yrs. m. a. 1665, Hannah, d. of John Cowles, by wh. was b. Hannah, 13 Oct. 1666; Elizabeth 24 Oct. 1669, wh. m. William Pitkin the sec. He had[[vol. 4, p. 164]] also Caleb, 6 Sept. 1674. His w. d. 4 or 7 Feb. 1690, aged 44; and he m. 24 Sept. foll. Sarah, wid. of Zechary Long of Charestown, and had Ann, and Mary, tw. b. 14 June 1692, of wh. Mary d. young; Abigail, 24 Feb. 1695; and Ruth, 1 July 1696. His w. d. 30 Aug. 1698, aged 44; and he m. 1699, Lydia Wilson, He was made an Asist. 1691, as Farmer in MS. says; and he d. 5 May 1718, aged 76. His will of Mar. 1716, names w. Lydia, four ds. and four childr. of his s. Caleb, wh. was dec. and Roger Pitkins, h. of his d. Hannah, dec.
CHRISTOPHER, Boston, came in the Elizabeth and Ann, from London 1635, aged 21, with w. Susanna, 31, join. our ch. 16 May 1641, and was adm. freem. 2 June foll. He is call. taylor, wh. in my opin. means a mem. of the gr. comp. of Merch. Taylors of London; was a capt. and d. early in 1646, leav. good est. to his wid. beside sev. legacies and devises, but names no ch. Of his will. 27 Mar. in that yr. abstr. is in Geneal. Reg. IV. 52, and therein it appears not to have been brot. to pro. until 29 Jan. 1650. His wid. m. William Phillips, and 10 Sept. 1650, with assent of her new h. made her wll of the est. that came from Stanley pro. 2 Aug. 1655. See Phillips, or a larger abstr. in Geneal. Reg. V. 447. GEORGE, perhaps of Beverly, m. a 1680, Bethia Lovett, perhaps d. of John. JOHN, br. of Thomas, d. on his passage to N. E. in 1634, leav. three ch. of wh. the youngest was d. bef. the order of Gen. Ct. in 3 Mar. 1635 as to dispos. of his goods and chattels, the whole being of the val. of £116, L58 to ea. See Coll. Rec. I. 134. The others, John, and Ruth, were several. commit. to uncles Thomas and Timothy. Ruth m. 5 Dec. 1645, Isaac Moore of Farmington.
*JOHN, Farmington, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. brot. in 1634, by his f. wh. d. on the pass. m. 5 and 15 Dec. 1645; Sarah, d. of Thomas Scott, had John, b. 3 Nov. 1647, at Hartford; Thomas, 1 Nov. 1649; Sarah, 18 Feb. 1652; Timothy, 17 Mar. 1654; Elizabeth 1, bapt. 5 Apr. 1657, d. young; Isaac, 22 Sept. 1660; all at F. His w. d. 26 June 1661; and he m. 20 Apr. 1663, Sarah, d. of John Fletcher of Milford, and had Abigail, 25 July, bapt. 1 Aug. 1669; and Elizabeth b. 28 Nov. 1672; was freem. 1665, a lieut. and capt. in Philip's war in active serv. up. the riv. many yrs. rep. says Porter, d. 19 Dec. 1705, hav. made his will Apr. preced. in wh. he names all the s. and d. Sarah, w. of Joseph Gaylord of Windsor; Abigail, w. of John Hooker; and Elizabeth w. of Jon Wadsworth the sec. The wid. d. 15 May 1713.
*JOHN, Waterbury, s. of the preced. m. 1669 Esther, d. of Thomas Newell of Farmington, had Esther, b. 2 Dec. 1672; and John, 9 Apr. 1675, wh. d. next yr. both bapt. at F. (where he had m.); Samuel, 1677; Nathaniel, 1679; John, again, bapt. not (as in Geneal. Reg. XII. 38) 25 May, wh. was Thursday, but 28 May 1682; Thomas, 25 May 1684; Sarah, 4 July 1686; and Timothy, b. 1689, bapt. 11 May 1690; was [[vol. 4, p. 165]] rep. 1690 and 3, but rem. to Farmington a. 1696; and d. 23 May 1718. MATTHEW, Lynn 1646, was of Topsfield 1664. * NATHANIEL, Hartford, only s. of Thomas of the same, m. 2 June 1659, Sarah, d. of James Bosey, had Nathaniel, b. 5 June 1664, at Hadley, d. young; Sarah, 24 Aug. 1669, at Hartford, d. at 20 yrs.; Joseph, 20 Feb. 1672, d. young; Hannah, 30 Sept. 1674, d. at seven yrs.; Mary, 8 Oct. 1677; Susanna, 13 Arp. 1681, d. at two yrs.; and Nathaniel again, 9 July 1683, wh. d. 1755; and Sarah, 28 Nov. 1689. He was freem. 1669, or earlier, rep. 1678 to 89, then an Assist. to his d. 14 Nov. 1712, in 74th yr. His will, made three days bef. names w. Sarah, and the two ch. Nathaniel and Mary, w. of Nathaniel Hooker, wh. had been betroth. to his br. Roger, dec. The wid. m. 8 Dec. 1713, John Austin.
ONESIPHORUS, Roxbury, was of Moseley's comp. in Dec. 1675. SAMUEL, Topsfield 1661, perhaps s. of Matthew, was freem. 1690. *THOMAS, Lynn, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, and rep. in Sept. foll. perhaps of ar. co. 1640; but I think a few days aft. ano. THOMAS of more consequence, br. of the first John and Timothy, is found on the rec. of London custom ho. aged 16, as Mr. Drake cop. the fig. in Geneal. Reg. XIV. 307, precisely like mine in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 257; and the spell. of the surname is Stansley, as shown in the Index of that series of the Mass. Hist. Coll. but in the Index of Geneal. Reg. vol. it is alter. to Stanley, and so justifies the construct. I had many yrs. since giv. He emb. in the Planter 1635, for N. E. from that port, and was among the first sett. of Hartford 1636, had Nathaniel, b. 1638, and three ds. rem. 1659 to Hadley, d. 30 Jan.1 663. Of his ds. Hannah m. Samuel Porter; Mary m. John Porter; and Sarah m. John Wadsworth. His wid. Bennet m. Gregory Wilterton as his sec. w. the same, yr. and d. the next, aged 55. THOMAS, Farmington, prob. s. of John of the same, had late in life, m. May 1690, Ann, d. of Rev. Jeremiah Peck, and had Thomas, b. 31 Oct. 1696; and Ann, 14 May 1699; and he d. 14 Apr. 1713. His wid. d. 23 May 1718.
TIMOTHY, Cambridge, br. of the first John, came to N. E. in May 1634, with w. Elizabeth and s. Timothy, b. Jan. 1633, and as his mo. testif. not weaned on their passage, but he d. soon; freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rem. to Hartford, an orig. propr. and there d. in Oct. 1648, his inv. in Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 489 hav. that date. The est. was distrib. in Dec. foll. but his elder s. Caleb was then minor,and of the other Isaac I hear nothing, but that he was b. 10 Mar. 1648, and d. 22 Sept. 1671 at Hadley un. Of the ds. one, Lois, b. prob. 23 Aug. 1645, m. Thomas Porter; Abigail m. 1661, Samuel Cowles; and Elizabeth m. Mark Sension. His wid. m. Andrew bacon.
*TIMOTHY, Farmington 1687, rem. to Waterbury, was s. of Capt. John, m. 1676 Mary, d. of John Strong, rep. 1694, and oft. aft. had no ch. but gave his prop. to Thomas [[vol. 4, p. 166]] Clark, d. 12 Nov. 1728, and his w. Mary d. six yrs. bef. The name was commonly in early days writ. with d. in the first syl. and more recent. is not; as in the catal. of Yale Coll. in 1852 is found the list of ten gr. Stanley.
STANNARD, or STANARD, JOSEPH, Haddam, an early sett. Field, 67. See Stonard.
STANNION, ANTHONY. See Staniel.
STANTLEY, JOHN, ccame in the Abigail from London 1635, aged 34; but where he sat down, or any thing else a. him, is unkn.
STANTON, DANIEL, Stonington, s. of the first Thomas, may first have liv. at Westerly 1669, by w. Elizabeth had, as the rec. of Friends at Newport shows, Elizabeth b. 20 June 1676; Martha, 3 June 1678; Sarah, 27 Feb. 1680; Daniel, 19 Apr. 1683; and Ruth, 8 Apr. 1687; m. prob. in Barbados, there d. leav. wid. and one ch. *JOHN, Stonington, s. of Thomas,the first, was wish. by the Conn. Governm,. to be educ. for an Ind. interpret. and teacher, and sent by his f. to Harv. Col. 1661, but not long eno. stud. there to partake in the honors. He prob. learn, more by practice and exper. of acquaint. with the unlet. natives; was freem. 1666, liv. at s. 1670-9, prob. had s. of the same name, as he was call. sen. a capt. in Philip's war, and much employ. in every thing relat. to the Ind. By w. Hannah he had John, b. 22 May 1665; Joseph, 22 Jan. 1668; Thomas, Apr. 1670; Ann, 1 Oct. 1673; Theophilus, 16 Jan. 1676; and Dorothy, wh. d. 28 Apr. 1699.
*JOHN, prob. s. of Robert of Newport, had by Mary, d. of John Harndel of Newport, Robert, b. 4 May 1667; Benjamin; Mary, 4 June 1668; and Hannah, 7 Nov. 1670, as in the will of their gr.f. 9 Feb. 1685, may be seen; beside these, Patience, b. 10 Sept. 1672; Joseph; John, 22 Apr. 1674; and content, 20 Dec. 1675; wh. may all have been d. when the will was made. He was rep. 1690; and d. 3 Oct. 1713, at the age of 72. JOSEPH, Stonington, younger br. of the preced. was yet old eno. to be propound. for freem. 1669, may be, tho. not prob. that s.-in-law of William Mead of Roxbury, in whose will of 1683 he is nam. "tho. undutiful," for we can hardly doubt, that our Stonington man had some yrs. bef. m. Hannah Lord, or even third w. a Prentice. But no ch. is giv. him.
ROBERT, Newport, adm. an inhab. early in 1639, on the freem's list 1655, by w. Avis had John b. Aug. 1645. He was perhaps br. of the elder Thomas, yet we must not be too confident, for Farmer ment. a ROBERT of Dorchester wh. as i find had Thomas, and whose d. Prudence was b. 14 June 1659; but he weas of town's poor 1689. ROBERT, s. of the first Thomas his youngest but one, the ch. mem. of 1677, was the youthful soldier, 1676, to wh. the Ind. capt. prince Nanunteno made reproachf,. ansr. as Hubbard tells. He d. 25 Oct. 1724, aged 70, had Robert, b. 7 Dec. 1689. [[vol. 4, p. 167]] H. C. 1712. But other ch. bef. and aft. he had, as he m. 12 Sept. 1677, Joanna Gardner, and issue were Joann, b. 5 Jan. 1679; Lucy, 16 Sept. 1681; Ann, 126 Oct. 1684; Mary, 3 Feb. 1687; Thomas 9 Jan. 1693; Lucy, again, 3 May 1696; and Gardner, 27 May 1701.
SAMUEL, Stonington, younger ch. of the first Thomas, m. 15 June 1680, Borrodel, d. of Capt. George Denison, had Samuel, b. 16 June 1683; Daniel. 4 Nov. 1685; and Ann, 2 July 1688. "THOMAS, Stonington, came from Virginia, whither, in 1635, he had gone from London, at the age of 20, was one of the orig. proprs. of Hartford, and there resid. many yrs. for it is thot. that all of his nine ch. were b. at that place; yet with a traveller's spirit learn. the lang. of the Ind. and so was of prime import. as an interp. He seems to have shown his ability first in this kind 1637, when Stoughton, in his advice of Aug. on the first exped. ment. his serv. Perhaps a. 1658 he sett. at S. with w. Ann, d. of Thomas Lord the first, by wh. as is inferr. by Miss Caulkins, aft. dilig. inq. he had Thomas, b. prob. 1639; John, 1641; Hannah; Mary; Joseph, bapt. 21 Mar. 1647; Daniel, or David; Dorothy, 1652; Robert, 1653; Samuel, and Sarah, a. 1655. Hannah m. 20 Nov. 1662, Nehemiah Palmer; Mary m. 17 Nov. 1664, tho. in ano. p. Caulkins says 1662, Samuel Rogers; Dorothy m. 11 Sept. 1674, Rev. James Noyes, and d. 19 Jan. 1742, aged 90; Sarah m. first Thomas Prentice, and next, Capt. William Denison, and d. 1713, aged 59. He was rep. 1666, and aft. the chief inhab. active in the founda. of ch. 3 June 1674, and obtain. ordina. of Rev. Mr. Noyes in Sept. foll. his name being first, and that of Thomas Jr. sixth, and of addit. to the ch. in 1675, is sec. name of Mrs. Ann his w. wh. d. 1688. He d. 1678, his will being pro. in June of that yr.
THOMAS, Stonington, eldest s. of the preced. had shown bef. the rem. of this f. from Hartford such an aptn. for the lang. of the Ind. as to be desir. 1654, by the Commissnrs. of The Unit. Col. of N. E. from his f. with younger br. John to be empl. in the pub. serv. by train. up at Harv. Coll. for interpre. and sev. yrs. the Col. made gr. of money, and lds. to the f. for the benefit of him and them. See Haz. II. 322. He had by w. Sarah, eldest d. of Capt. George Denison, other ch. Dorothy, Sarah, Mary, William, and Samuel; tho. instead of William, one acco. gives Ann; beside Thomas, prob. eldest, wh. d. at age of 18 in 1683; but the f. d. 1718, aged 80.
STANWOOD, or STANINWOOD, JOHN, Gloucester, s. of the first Philip, m. 9 Dec. 1680, Lydia Butler, whose f. is not kn. had John, b. 26 Sept. 1681; Jonathan; James; and six other ch. and d. 25 Jan. 1706. Babson thinks two of those s. were set. at Falmouth. JONATHAN, Gloucester, br. of the preced. prob. youngest, m. 17 Dec. 1688, Mary Nichols, and had ten ch. of wh. Ebenezer, David, and Nehemiah, are all that Babson [[vol. 4, p. 168]] ment. PHILIP, Gloucester, by w. Jane had Philip; John, b. 1653; Jane, 1655; Samuel, 5 Jan. 1658; Jonathan, 29 Mar. 1661; Naomi, 20 Apr. 1664; Ruth, 10 Mar. 1667; and Hannah, 16 Sept. 1670. He d. 7 Aug. 1672, and his wid. m. 12 Sept. 1673, John Pearce, as his sec. w. and d. 18 Aug. 1706. His s. Philip, John, and Samuel had grs. of ld. for serv. in Ind. wars bef. 1679. PHILIP, Gloucester, s. of the preced. m. 22 Nov. 1677, Mary Blackwell, wh. d. 3 Jan. 1679; and he m. 30 Oct. 1683, Esther, d. of Thomas Bray, and had Philip, b. 1690; and other ch. David, both of wh. m. and had fams. SAMUEL, Gloucester, br. of the preced. m. 16 Nov. 1686, Hannah, whose surname Babson saw not, had bef. 1695 five ch. of wh. only Ebenezer is nam. and in that yr. he rem. to Amesbury.
STANYAN, STANNYAN, STANIAN, or STANION, ANTHONY, Boston, had been of Exeter, by w. Mary, says our town rec. had John, b. 16, bapt. 24 July 1642, our chl. rec. show. that he was mem. of the ch. of E. and thither he soon went back, had there Mary, wh. m. 10 Jan. 1666, John Pickering jr. and perhaps more there or at Hampton, where he was in 1654, m. sec. w. 1 Jan. 1656, Ann, wid. of William Partridge. of Salisbury, and took the o. of alleg. 1678. In his MS. Farmer says he was freem. 1644, wh. does not mean of Mass. but of E. where he was town clk. 1647, and rep. of H. in 1654. JOHN, Hampton, s. of the preced. m. 17 Dec. 1663, Mary, d. of Thomas Bradbury of Salisbury. Descend. are found in N. H.
STAPLES, or STAPLE, ABRAHAM, Weymouth, m. 17 Sept. 1660, Mary, d. of Robert Randall of the same rem. soon aft. and prob. was one of the first sett. of Mendon 1663. His wid. is nam. in the will of her f. 27 Mar. 1691. ABRAHAM, Dorchester 1658, rem. to Weymouth 1660, thence to Mendon, was freem. 1673, by w. Hannah had Ephraim, b. 2 Sept. 1678; and Mary, 8 Feb. 1681; by w. Mary had Benjamin, 27 Dec. 1682; and Hannah, 13 May 1686; but by a third w. Mehitable, perhaps, he had Mehitable, 19 Dec. 1689, d. soon; Mehitable, again, 20 May 1692; Isaac, 10 June 1699; Abraham, 12 Apr. 1702, and Abraham, again, 3 Apr. 1706. If it be object. that these three ws. hav. ch. seem too much for one man's felicity, conject. may be indulg. that the h. of the last w. may have been s. of the former Abraham. EDWARD, Braintree, early, says Farmer.
JEFFREY, Weymouth, had Martha, wh. was bur. 17 Feb. 1640. JOHN, Weymouth, freem. 1648, ahd Rebecca, b. 27 Nov. 1639, and Joseph, 19 Feb. 1642. Farmer names, also, Increase, of wh. no other report is found. But prob. he had, also, John; and d. in 1658, or bef. I guess the name of his w. was Margery, for a deed of two parcels of ld. in W. 10 Jan. 1659 is found in our Vol. III. of the registr. convey. to James Priest of W. by Margery Staples, wid. of W. JOHN, Weymouth, [[vol. 4, p. 169]] prob. s. of the preced. by w. Sarah had John, b. 3 Nov. 1672; and Thomas, 19 Apr. 1674; and perhaps he rem. across the brook that div. W. from Braintree, where one John d. 30 Aug. 1692, and ano. John d. 5 Nov. 1700.
JOSEPH, Taunton, prob. s. of John the first of Weymouth, had John, b. 28 Jan. 1671; Amy or Ann, 13 Apr. 1674; Mary.. 26 Jan. 1678; Joseph, 12 Mar. 1680; Hannah, 17 May 1682; and Nathaniel, 22 Mar. 1685. SAMUEL, Braintree, m. 30 Aug. 1652, Mary Coles, had Mary, b. 24 Sept. 1655; Rachel, 31 Oct. 1657; and Sarah, 10 July 1660. THOMAS, Fairfield 1645, is on freem.'s list 1669. He had by w. Mary, Thomas; Mary, wh. m. Josiah Harvey; ano. d. m. John Beach; Mehitable; and John; but the order of success. is not kn. He d. bef. 1688; was a man of import. and spirit eno. to prosecute Dept. Gov. Ludlow, not long bef. his rem. to Virg. for defam. in report. that the ws. of S. was a wtich. The trial for satisfact. of both parties was in the neighb. Col. of New Haven, where the Court wisely held, "that there was no proof that goodw. S. was a witch," mulct. L. to pay L10 to the h. for repar. of his w's name, and L5 for his trouble and cost. Happily in a later day the New Haven Col. pass. unharm. by the doleful delus. spread in Mass. by rampant vanity and insane apprehension. Four of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Yale, and three at some other N. E. Coll. says Farmer.
STAPLETON, SAMUEL, Newport, came from London, hav. m. Mary White of Newport Pagnel, Co. Bucks, and here had Mary, b. 7 Feb. 1679; Ann, 20 Jan 1680; Mary, and Elizabeth tw. 7 June 1681; and Samuel, 28 Sept. 1682.
STAR, or STARR, BENJAMIN, New Haven, may have been s. of Thomas of Charlestown, perhaps of N. Hampsh. 1673, m. 23 Dec. 1675, Elizabeth d. of the sec. Isaac Allerton, had Allerton, b. 6 Jan. 1677. He d. 1678, and his wid. m. 22 July 1679, Simon Eyre the third. COMFORT, Cambridge, surgeon, or physician, of Ashford in Co. Kent, came in the Hercules 1635, from Sandwich, with three ch. and three serv. and prob. w. Elizabeth perhaps had one or more ch. in the country; was of Duxbury 1638, or by dif. rep. 1642, thence to Boston aft. 1643, and his w. d. 25 June 1658, aged 63. He d. 2 Jan. 1660, and left s. John excor. of his will made 22 Apr. 1659, pro. 2 Feb. foll. In it, beside to John and his three ch. he gives to five ds. of d. Maynard dec. £10 ea. as they come to 16 yrs. of age; to the childr. of s. Thomas dec. £10 apiece, as they come to 18 yrs. of age, as also to the four youngest of them an addit. legacy; to his gr.ch. Simon Eyre L6 per an. until he came to 18 yrs. to help him to learning in the tongues, &c. to d. Elizabeth Ferniside, w. of John, a resid. dev. to be div. betw. her three ch. to d. Hannah, if she wd. come to N. E. such a piece of plate, but all his [[vol. 4, p. 170]] debts in O. E. and £50 out of his rents in Ashford, or as he spelt it, Eshitisford, to s. Comfort, and his heirs, the ho. and ld. at Ashford; and to d. Elizabeth the ld. on wh. her present dwel. ho. is built, from the hi, way back to the mill pond, and to his d.-in=law, wid. of Thomas.
Of this will Mr. Trask has pub. much larger abstr. than mine, in Geneal, Reg. IX. 223, 4. COMFORT, Boston, s. of the first Comfort, brot. by his f. from Eng. where he was b. a. 1624, educ. at Harv. Coll. where he took his A. B. 1647, in the Catal. call. Consolantius, is one of the five fellows nam. in the Chart. of H. C. in 1650, and soon went home, and was benefic. at Carlisle, Co. Cumberland, and from that liv. eject. by the Act of Uniform. 1662, retn. to a preach. station at Lewes, Co. Sussex, where he d. says Calamy, 1711. COMFORD, Middletown, s. of Thomas of Charlestown, m. Rahcel Harris, had Comfort, b. 1670; Mary, 1672; Hannah, 24 Mar. 1674; Joseph, 1676; Benjamin, 1679; Rachel, 1681; Thomas, 1684; and Daniel, 1689; Hinman, 239, mak. his wid. Mary, when he d. 18 Oct. 1693. But I judge, that he was first of Boston, here by w. Mary, prob. d. of Joseph Weld, as more exactly our rec. show, bef. his rem. had Comfort, b. 15 Nov. 1666; Joseph, 7 Mar. 1668, perhaps d. soon; Mary, 14 Mar. 1669, d. soon; and Mary, again, 18 Jan. 1672. Of course this Comfort of Boston might be thot. a differ. man from him of M.; yet he could hardly be that comfort, the gr. of Harv. But he may, in spite of Hinman, well be the Middletown man.
COMFORT, Dedham, prob. s. of John of Bosotn, m. Mary, d. of the sec. Simon Stone of Watertown, had a ch. bapt. 20 Feb. 1687; Lydia, 7 June 1688; and Hannah, 6 July 1690; all at Watertown, as Bond, in Hist. 585, correct. on p. 951, exhibits. ELEAZER, Boston 1664, cooper, s. of the sec. John, by w. Martha had Abigail, b. 26 Nov. 1681; Joseph, 26 Aug. 1687; and Benjamin, 7 Mar. 1692. Of the earlier w. and a d. that Winsor names, I find no trace. JOHN, Boston, s. of the first Comfort, prob. b. in Eng. had, says Winsor, been at Duxbury 1643, and Bridgewater 1645, by w. Martha had Comfort, b. 4 Feb. 1662; John, 7 Dec. 1664; Comfort, again, 15 Nov. 1666; and Benjamin, 19 Aug. 1667, prob. rem.; may have had others earlier, and ano. JOHN, of Boston, housewright, d. in the winter of 1703-4, and admin. of his small est. was in Jan. 1704 giv. to his s. Eleazer, and I kn. no more of him.
JOSIAH, Danbury, s. of Thomas the sec. prob. the youngest, had, says Hinman, Benjamin and Comfort. ROBERT, Salem, m. 24 Nov. 1650, Susanna d. of the first Richard Hollingsworth, had Robert, Richard, and Susanna; and his w. d. 17 May 1665; was a sea capt. m. 30 Dec. 1669, Mary Conklin, had Mary, b. 9 Oct. 1670; Sarah and Hannah, tw. 22 June 1673; and ano. ch.; was k. by the Ind. in Philip's war, may have been s. of William of Lynn, and his inv. was prob. at Essex prob. Ct. on 24 June 1679. His s. Robert d. in two yrs. SAMUEL, New London 1663, m. 23 Dec. 1664, Hannah, d. of Jonathan Brewster, had Samuel, b. 11 Dec. 1665; Thomas, 27 Sept. 1668; [[vol. 4, p. 171]] Comfort, bapt. Aug. 1671; Jonathan, 1674; and Benjamin, 1679. Miss Caulkins, with good reason, thinks him eldest s. of Thomas, and that he d. early in 1688, for his wid. execut. a deed 2 Feb. of that yr. He prob. is that kinsman, to wh. his gr.f. gave the "Book of Martyrs." His s. Thomas, Jonathan, and Benjamin contin. the name at N. L. and Norwich. The progeny of Jonathan have been not. for longev. THOMAS, Boston, younger br. of the first Comfort, a surgeon, had come prob. soon aft. 1636, from Canterbury, Co. Kent, and brot. w. Susan, and one ch. serv. as our Col. rec. shows, in the Pequot war, 1637, and d. perhaps 1640, for in Mar. 1641, his w. Susan had gr. of Admin. by our Gen. Ct.
THOMAS, Duxbury 1639, s. of the first Comfort, b. in Eng. had serv. in the Pequot war, and rem. early from D. and liv. at Scituate, where his s. Comfort was b. in 1644, and Elizabeth in 1646; but rem. again to Yarmouth, where he had former. been, for he was there fin. with others, as a scoffer at religion [Felt, Eccles, Hist. I. 496], and there had Benjamin, 6 Feb. 1648; and Jehosaphat, 12 Jan. 1650. By his profess. it was diffic. to live in so sm. towns, and he rem. to Charlestown, there was clk. of the writs 1654, in wh. yr. his d. Constant d. and William was b. wh. d. 13 Dec. 1657; Josiah had been 1 Sept. bef. that, by w. Rachel, as the rec. of C. tells; and he was a householder, with small income, 1658, and d. in this yr. 26 Oct. leav. w. Rachel. Neither he nor his w. was mem of the ch. Winsor says right. that he d. bef. his f. while Thacher, whose Med. Biog. had many similar erros, extends his life to 1670. Gr. of 400 acres to his desolate wid. and eight small ch. will be found in Vol. IV. pt. I. p. 355 of our Col. Rec.
WILLIAM, Lynn, d. 5 Feb. 1666, and admin. was giv. to Robert S. on 12 of same mo. but the rec. titles him late sojourner in Boston, of Devonsh. wh. depart. this life on his going to Salem on 6th inst. Fifteen of this name had, says Farmer, MS. been gr. in 1834, at the N. E. coll. of wh. eight were of Yale alone, and four of Harv.
STARBOARD, or STARBIRD, THOMAS, perhaps of Dover, m. 4 Jan. 1688, Abigail Dam, wh. may have been d. of John, had Jethro. b. 28 Aug 1689; Thomas, 19 Oct. 1691; Agnes, 4 Oct. 1693; Abigail, 29 Sept. 1695; Elizabeth 15 Feb. 1699; John, 10 Mar. 1701; and Samuel, 22 Apr. 1704.
STARBUCK, *EDWARD, Dover 1640, came from Derbysh. as is said, m. Eunice or Catharine Reynolds, said to be from Wales, had s. Nathaniel, b. 1636, and Jethro, ds. Sarah, Abigail, and Esther, beside Dorcas, wh. went to Nantucket, and m. William Gayer; was Elder of the ch. rep. 1643, and rem. with his ch. 1660, aft. hav. been prosecut. for his relig. 1648, as a Bapt. and in short course bec. a [[vol. 4, p. 172]] Quaker. He was long happy at the new sett. in wh. he was the chief promoter, a. 1660, of Nantucket, and d. by one report, 12 June 1690, in 86th yr. or by ano. with the same num. interchang. 4 Feb. 1691, aged 86. Sarah m. at D. first William Story, wh. d. a. 1658; next Joseph Austin, wh. d. a. 1663; and, third, m. as his sec. w. Humphrey Varney; Abigail m. Peter Coffin; and his youngest d. Esther m. Humphrey Varney. JETHRO, Nantucket, s. of the preced. d. 27 May 1663, by a cart run. over him; but whether he had been m. or what was his age, are unkn. JETHRO. Nantucket, s. of Nathaniel, m. 6 Dec. 1694, his cous. Dorcas, d. of William Gayer.
NATHANIEL, Nantucket, s. of Edward, b. prob. in Eng. had sold to Peter Coffin in 1661 his est. at Dover, and rem. to N. prob. with his f. m. Mary, d. of Tristram Coffin, a woman of super. power of mind, wh. d. 13 Nov. 1717, aged 72; and he d. 6 Aug. 1719. They had Mary, b. 30 Mar. 1663, call. the first b. at N.; Elizabeth 9 Sept. 1665; Nathaniel, 9 Aug. 1668; Jethro, 14 Dec. 1671; Barnabas; Eunice, 11 Apr. 1674; Priscilla, 1676; Hepzibah, 2 or 7 Apr. 1680; Ann; and Paul. Mary m. James Gardner; Elizabeth m. 15 Aug. 1682, Peter Coffin jr. and next, Nathaniel Barker; Eunice m. George Gardner, and is said to have d. 26 Oct. 1772; and Hepzibah m. Thomas Hathaway.
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