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

Volume #4
Swift - Taintor

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.

SWIFT, EPHRAIM, Sandwich, s. of William sec. perhaps by w. Sarah, wh. surv. him, had Elizabeth b. 29 Dec. 1679; Joanna, 7 July 1683; Samuel, 9 Apr. 1686; Ephraim, 9 Dec. 1688; Sarah, 12 Apr. 1692; Hannah, 19 May 1695; and Moses, 15 Sept. 1699. His will of 10 Apr. 1735, was pro. 17 Feb. 1742. JIRAH, Sandwich, br. of the preced. m. 26 Nov. 1697, Abigail Gibbs, and had sec. w. Mary, nam. in his will of 29 Mar. 1744, pro. 1 May 1749. Of this br. are the Swifts of New Bedford. JOSHIAH, Sandwich, br. of the preced. m. 16 Apr. 1706, Mary Bodfish, prob. d. of Joseph, and next m. Experience Nye, perhaps d. of Ebenezer. OBADIAH, Dorchester, s. of Thomas of the same, m. 15 Mar. 1661, Rest, d. of Humphrey Atherton, had Remember, b. 5 Feb. 1662; d. very soon; Rest, 13 Dec. 1662; Obadiah, 28 Jan. 1671; Hopestill, 11 Mar. 1674; Elizabeth 7 Sept. 1675, d. in few days; Abigail, 4 Jan. 1676; Elizabeth again, 4 Jan. 1679, d. young. He had sec. w. Abigail, was freem. 1673, and d. 27 Dec. 1690; but his wid. liv. to 19 Mar. 1737. SAMUEL, Sandwich, br. of Ephraim, had w. Mary, nam. in his will of 5 Oct. 1730, pro. 6 June 1733. 

THOMAS, Dorchester, one of the early sett. was s. of Robert of Rotherham in Co. York, freem. 6 May 1635, by w. Elizabeth wh. prob. was of the first Bernard Capen, had Joan, perhaps b. in Eng.; Thomas, b. 17 June 1635; Obadiah, 16 July 1638; Elizabeth 26 Feb. 1641; Ruth, 24 Aug. 1643; Mary, 21 Sept. 1645; Ann, 14 Nov. 1647; and Susanna, 11 Feb. 1652; but in these dates I foll. Barry only, wherever rec. fails, tho. he may have foll. higher authority than our rec. with wh. for the first four he does not concur. He d. 30 May, says gr.stone, but other acco. 4 May 1675, aged 75, and his wid. d. 26 Jan. 1678 aged 67. Joan m. 5 Nov. 1657, John Baker of Boston, says a false certificate in the copy of rec. prob. mean. ten yrs. earlier (see Vol. I. 97 of this Dict. and Geneal. Reg. XI. 202); Ruth m. 10 Oct. 1660, William Greenough of Boston; Mary m. 11 Jan. 1664. John White; Ann m. 19 Aug. 1664, Obadiah Read' and Susanna m. 18 Apr. 1672, Hopestill Clap. 

THOMAS, Milton, eldest s. of the preced. m. 9 Dec. Elizabeth d. of Robert Vose, had Thomas, b. 30 July 1659; Elizabeth; William, 5 May 1670, wh. perish in the expedit. of Phips against Quebec; John, 14 Mar. 1679, H. C. 1697, first min. at Framingham; and Samuel, 1683; was deac. and d. 31 Jan. 1718. WILLIAM, Watertown 1634, had been here some time prob. com. from Bocking, Co. Suffk. or its neighb. sold his est. 1637, and rem. prob. to Sandwich, there d. Jan. 1644. His wid. Joan, perhaps a. sec. w. made her will 12 Oct. 1662, nam. s. William, and his ch. and sev. others, whose relat. is not discov. but we may inf. that Daniel Wing, to whose two s. she makes gifts, had m. Hannah, d. of her h. also that other gr. ch. were Experience and Zebediah Allin, and Mary Darley. 

WILLIIAM, Sandwich, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. had [[vol. 4, p. 242]] d. Hannah, b. 11 Mar. 1651, among other ch. as in the will of his mo. designat. but not nam. His own will of 15 Dec. 1705, pro. 29 of next mo. names w. Ruth, and s. William, 28 Aug. 1654; and Ephraim, 6 June 1656. He is by Baylies mark. as rep. 1673, 4, and 8. Other ch. were Mary, 7 Apr. 1659; Samuel, 10 Aug. 1662; Josiah; Jirah; Temperance; Esther; and Dinah. WILLIAM, Sandwich, s. of the preced. had w. Elizabeth nam. in his will, of 17 June 1700, pro. 12 May foll. as he d. near five yrs. bef. his f. His ch. were William, Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, Josiah, and Ebenezer. Farmer notes, of this name nine had been gr. at Yale, six at Harv. and eight at other N. E. coll.

SWILLAWAY, or SWILIOWAY, HENRY, Malden, had Hannah, b. Feb. 1666. Margaret m. 15 Aug. 1687, Robert Smith of Charlestown.

SWINERTON, SWIMERTON, or SWANNERTON, JOB, Salem 1637, when he had gr. of ld join. the ch. 1639, as did Elizabeth prob. his w. or mo. was made freem. 6 Sept. of that yr. m. 9 July 1658; Ruth, d. of John Symonds, had Jasper, b. 4 June foll.; Joseph, 8 Feb. 1661; Elizabeth 26 Feb. 1663; Ruth, 22 Mar. 1665; and Ruth, again, 17 May 1670; and his w. d. 5 days aft. He m. 2 Sept. 1673, Esther Baker. He liv. in Danvers, and d. 11 Apr. 1689. His d. Ruth d. 27 Oct. 1694, and was bur. next day, being Sunday, when "more attend. the funer. than the sermon." JOB, a serg. of Salem vill. now Danvers was prob. s. of the preced. and freem. 1690; in 1686 was 55 yrs. old; and d. 7 Apr. 1700. JOHN, Salem, perhaps br. of the younger Job, a physician, m. 8 Mar. 1680, Hannah Brown, a wid. whose former h. is beyond my discov. had Mary, b. 24 Dec. 1681, d. 6 Jan. 1691, aged 57, leav. wid. Hannah, wh. d. 23 Dec. 1713, aged 71. Felt. 

JOSEPH, Salem, prob. s. of Job, but whether of the first or of the sec. of that name is unkn. by w. Mary had Mary, b. 22 Mar. 1693; Joseph, 1 Dec. 1694; Joanna, and Ruth, tw. 22 Nov. 1696; Sarah, 17 Jan. 1699; and Job, 30 Nov. 1701.

SWYNDEN, or SWINDEN, WILLIAM, Ipswich, came in the Elizabeth and Ann, 1635, aged 20.

SYSLIE, THOMAS, a passeng. aged 22, emb. at London in the Susan and Ellen, for N. E. May 1635, as found by Mr. Drake, Geneal. Reg. XIV. 309, and had been ment. in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIIl. 259; but notice is never seen of him aft. and perhaps the name is mistak.

SYKES, RICHARD, Dorchester 1639, freem. 13 May 1640. See Sikes.

SYLVESTER. See Silvester.

SYMMES, JOHN, Scarborough, sw. alleg. to Mass. July 1658. TIMOTHY, Charlestown, s. of Rev. Zecharaih, m. 10 Dec. 1668, Mary Nichols, whose f. is not kn. had one ch. b. 6 Sept. 1669, an d. on same day, and the mo. d. tweelve days aft. He m. 21 Sept. 1671, Elizabeth d. of Capt. Francis Norton, had Timothy, b. 18 Nov. 1672; Elizabeth 24, bapt. 26 July 1674; and Sarah, 6, bapt 20 Aug. 1676, but why the first was not bapt. and why the other two were, when neither f. nor mo. appear in the list of ch. mem. is hard to explain. He d. of smallpox, 4 July 1678, and his wid. m. 12 Apr. 1688, as his third w. Capt. Ephraim Savage, and d. 13 Apr. 1710. 

WILLIAM, Charlestown, eldest s. of the Rev. Zechariah, b. at Dunstable, Co. Bedford, brot. by his f. had by first w. d. Sarah, wh. m. bef. he got his sec. w. by wh. he had William, b. 7 Jan. 1679; [[vol. 4, p. 243]] Zechariah; Timothy; and Nathaniel; beside two others, perhaps ds. whose names are unkn. washouseholder bef. 1678, when he was chos. tythingman, but wh. was his first or sec. w. or when he was m. to either, and the dates of b. of six ch. are unkn. He was not made freem. and finds not place among Budington's ch. mem. d. 22 Sept. 1691, leav. seven ch. His wid. Rev. Samuel Torrey. Sarah m. 7 Nov. 1671, Rev. Moses Fiske of Braintree. 

WILLIAM, Medford or Charlestown, s. of the preced. m. Ruth, perhaps d. of Josiah Convers of Woburn, had William, b. 10 Oct. 1705, wh. d. young; Zechariah, 1 Sept. 1707; Josiah, 7 Apr. 1710, d. young; Elizabeth; Timothy; John; and William, H. C. 1750, min. of Andover; and d. 24 May 1764. ZECHARIAH, Charlestown, came in 1634, with Rev. John Lothrop, William Hutchinson and his w. the gr. prophetess, arr. 18 Sept. brot. w. Sarah and ch. Sarah; William, bapt. 10 Jan. 1627; Mary, 16 Apr. 1628; Elizabeth 1 Jan. 1630; Hulda, 18 Mar. 1631; Hannah, 22 Aug. 1632; and Rebecca, 12 Feb. 1634; had here Ruth, b. 18, bapt. 25 Oct. 1635; Zechariah, 9, bapt. 14 Jan. not 9, as Geneal. Reg. XIII. p. 5, says, 1638, H. C. 1657; Timothg 7, bapt. 10 May 1640, d. soon Deborah, 28 Aug. bapt. 4 Sept. 1642; but the dates of bapt. of the last three are wrong, in the copy by Budington scrupulously. foll. and the orig. being lost, we are always doubtful, whether the transcript is correct. In ea. of the three cases, the Geneal. Reg. XIII. 135, has used the day of birth, but without turn. to the almanac, call. it the day of bapt. Worse error than this readers may be led into by tak. the order of the ch. where Sarah is rank. under 12, as the youngest d. when she was the eldest of the eight ds. if not of the thirteen ch. Timothy, again, whose date is not found; and one more s. of Mather, III. 132, has correct. quot. his epit. wh. is doubted. His neighb. Johnson, so many yrs. his parishioner, speaks of ch. "their. numb. being ten, both s. and ds. a certain sign of the Lord's intent to people this vast wilderness," he adds, with juster application of the doings of Providence, than he usual. exhibits. He was b. at Canterbury, in Co. Kent, 5 Apr. 1599, s. of Rev. William, matric. 1617 at Emanuel, and took at the Univ. of Cambridge his A. B. 1620-1, preach. as a lecturer at the ch. of St. Atholines, London, m. July 1621, and there had eldest d. Sarah, but in 1625 bec. rector of Dunstable, in wh. office he had large serv. dur. the plague that extend. wide that yr. Mather, wh. confess. his informat. is not large, says, he was always worried by the prelatists for insuffic. conform. 

His liv. was not a very good one, as his success. in 1842 wrote me, and his fam. beiug num. he saw prospects of more enlarg. usefulness on our side of the water, join. the ch. of Boston, with his w. 5 Oct. 1634, and that of C. 5 Dec. next, was freem. 6 May foll. was held in high regard, and d. 28 Jan. and was bur. I suppose 4 Feb. 1672, tho. various [[vol. 4, p. 244]] yrs. are nam. his wid. d. 1676. Of his thirteen ch. ten were liv. to be nam. in his will of 20 Jan. 1664. Sarah m. 1650, Rev. Samuel Hough of Reading, wh. d. Mar. 1662, and she m. Nov. foll. his succesor in the pulpit, John Brock; Mary m. 15 Sept. 1652, as sec. w. Thomas Savage of Boston, and next Anthony Stoddard; Elizabeth m. 2 Nov. 1652, Hezekiah Usher, as his sec. w.; Huldah m. as sec. or third w. William Davis; Rebecca m. Humphrey Booth; Deborah m. 13 Dec. 1664; Timothy Prout; Ruth m. 15 June 1668, Edward Willis; and Hannah; had d. unnm. bef. the confirmat. of the will, who bore a codic. 19 Dec. 1667, and spake of Ruth as still unm. It was pro. 31 Mar. 1672, and names the s. William, Zechariah, and Timothy. In his wilI br. William is ment. but he was prob. in Eng. and never came to our country. 

ZECHARIAH, Bradford, s. of the preced. m. 18 Nov. 1669, Susanna, d. of Thomas Graves of Charlestown, had Sarah, b. 20 May 1672; Zechariah, 13 Mar. 1674; both at B. and at Charlestown had Catharine b. 29 Mar. bapt. 2 Apr. 1676; and b. at B. Thomas, Jan. 1678, H. C. 1698; William, 7 Jan. 1680; and Rebecca, 20 July 1681. His w. d. three days aft. and he m. 26 Nov. 1683, Mehitable, wid. of Samuel Dalton of Hampton. Some confus. is seen a. this fam. in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 135, 6. He had first preach. a short time at Rehoboth, but at B. preach. 14 yrs. Budington says, bef. he was ord. 27 Dec. 1682, and d. 22 Mar. 1708. His s. Thomas was a man of distinct. and suceed. his f. Eliot's Biogr. Dict. gives agreeab. details. Of one of this name, prob. a maiden wh. d. at Cambridge 10 June 1653, no diligence of inquiry can be expect. to enlarge the report of Mr. Paige, "Mrs. Sarah Symmes had a gr. of ld 1639. She appears to have been a lady of wealth, and a mem. of the ch."

SYMONDS, BENJAMIN, Woburn, s. of William, freem. 1690, by w. Rebecca had William, b. 14 Feb. 1679; Benjamin, 14 Jan. 1681; Joseph, 1 Mar. 1683; John, 23 Mar. 1685; Rebecca, 6 June 1687; Daniel, 21 Feb. 1690; Jacob, 26 May 1692; Judith, 5 Oct. 1695; and Huldah, 25 Oct. 1700. CALEB, Woburn, br. of the preced. freem. 1690, m. 25 Sept. 1677, Sarah Bacon, had Samuel, b. 30 June 1687; James, 15 Jan. 1684; and Sarah, 11 Nov. 1687, wh. d. in few days. 

HARLAKENDEN, Gloucester, s. of Samuel the first, b. in Eng. a. 1628, brot. by his f. in 1637, freem. 1665, had w. Elizabeth call. in the will of 3 May 1670, made by Sarah, wid. of Richard Mather (wh. had been wid. of great John Cotton, and in Eng. by him m. as the wid. Story), her gr.ch. and may well be judg. the same in Cotton's will, 1652, nam. as his ch. Betty Day. We know, Cotton then had no gr. ch. and this ch. must have been b. of some d. of the wid. Story, wh. in Eng. or here had m. a Day. That name is found early both at Ipswich and Gloucester; but, tho. Mr. Felt has large [[vol. 4, p. 245]] acquaint. with the early inhab. of both those towns, he can discov. no f. for. this w. of Symonds. By her he had, at G. Sarah, b. 2 July 1668, wh. by the will of her gr. gr. mo. Mather, had gift of one of her cows. But I kn. no more of him exc. that he went home and liv. at Wethersfield in Eng. 1672; nor is it kn. that he ever came back. Mr. Babson informs us, that the wid. ret. to G. where the d. m. a. 1692 Thomas Low; and her mo. d. 31 Jan. 1728, aged 90. 

HENRY, Boston 1643, perhaps the freem. of 10 May, a man of enterprise, undertook the work of mak. the mill creek for a mill power, under a vote of July, with George Burden, John Button, John Hill and assoc. as is fully stat. in Snow's Hist. of Boston, 124, 5. But he d. in Sept. foll. and was bur. 14th. He had been recommend. by pastor of a ch. at Southampton, and in that right his posthum. ch. was bapt. here 21 Apr. 1644, a. 3 days old by the name, Richgrace, giv. by the wid. mo. no doubt. So it might be infer. that he had gone from Lynn with Rev. Abraham Pierson; and Lechford's Plain Dealing, 43, makes it certain, that he was one of the found. of Pierson's ch. gather. at Lynn, 1641, as Winthrop tells, II. 6, for the object of going to the E. end of Long Island, tho. it is implied from Lechford's language, that he never went. His wid. m. Isaac Walker, and her name was Susan, as appears in act of our Gen. Ct. Rec. II. 104, confirm. to Christopher Lawson est. in Boston that S. had engag. to sell him. JAMES, Salem, s. of John of the same, suppos. to be b. in 1633, perhaps in Eng. m. 20 Nov. 1661, Elizabeth Browning, perhaps d. of Thomas, had Mary, b. 1 Nov. 1662; Ruth, 19 Feb. 1664; John, 8 July 1666; James, 14 Feb. 1671, d. young; Elizabeth 6 Mar. 1673, d. soon; James, again, 1 Apr. 1674; Benjamin, 7 Jan. 1685; Thomas, 1 Apr. 1677; Elizabeth again, 29 Sept. 1679, d. young; Joseph, 20 Mar. 1682; Sarah, 21 Feb. 1688; and Elizabeth again, wh. d. young. As I find not his d. I presume he rem. His eldest d. m. I suppose, 3 Dec. 1685, the third Edward Norris. 

JAMES, Woburn, m. 29 Dec. 1685, Susanna Blodget, perhaps d. of the first Samuel, had James, b. 1 Nov. 1686; Susanna, 2 May 1689; Abigail, 17 Jan. 1692; Sarah, 13 Dec. 1694; Nathan, 12 June 1697; and Ruth, 12 Dec. 1699. Prob. he rem. JOHN, Salem 1637, freem. Mar. 1638, had w. Elizabeth and ch. beside James bef. ment.; Samuel, whose bapt. was 4 Nov. 1638; Catharine; and Ruth; and d. a. 1671. His will of 16 Aug. was pro. 19 Sept. of that yr. Catharine, m. 26 June 1657, Jacob Towne of Topsfield; and Ruth m. 19 July 1658, Job Swinnerton of Salem, and d. 22 May 1670. JOHN, Braintree, had d. Ann wh. d. June 1640. JOHN, Portsmouth 1631, one of the men sent by Mason the gr. propr. was aft. of Kittery, in 1650 was "sw. constable for the riv. of Pascataquack," as my copy of York rec. says; and it is prob. that he kept his precinct in good order, for he submit. in 1652 to Mass. and in 1655 and 8 he was of the gr. jury. JOHN, Salem, m. 3 Mar. 1690, Sarah, d. of John Waters, had John, b. 22 Mar. 1692. JOSEPH, Hartford, m. Abigail, d. of Samuel Spencer. [[vol. 4, p. 246]]

MARK, Ipswich, in 1634 was call. 50 yrs. old, freeem. 2 May 1638, d. 28 Apr. 1659. By Joanna, wh. d. 29 Apr. 1660, he left Susanna, w. of John Ayres, or Ayers; Abigail, w. of Robert Pierce, or Pearce; Priscilla, w. of John Warner; and gr.childr. by d. Mary, first w. of Edward Chapman, wh. d. beef. her f. SAMUEL, Ipswhich, a gent. of ancient fam. at Yeldham in Co. Essex, where, Morant tells us, he was a Cursitor in the Chancery, and he m. a. 1620, Dorothy Harlakenden, of the old gentry of Earl's Clone, prob. sis. of Roger, and had ten ch. bef. com. over to us in 1637. He owned an est. in the adjac. parish of Toppsfield, and prob. left some ch. certain. John, at home; but we may not exact. discern the names of all the brot. tho. of William, Harlakenden, and Samuel, perhaps Dorothy, and Elizabeth only of the ds. can we be justif. in guess. that they accomp. the f. Being adm. freem. Mar. 1638, he was rep. at the first succeed. Gen. Ct. and very oft. aft. m. Marthaa Epes, a wid. from Co. Kent, prob. had by her Martha, Ruth, and Priscilla, perhaps 2d Samuel; but by some rec. it appears, that first w. Dorothy was liv. 10 Dec. 1645; yet she may have been w. of his first s. Samuel, for, strange as it seems, he had two Samuels then liv. Farmer gives him other ds. Susanna, and Dorothy, wh. m. he says, Joseph Jacobs; and Mary, wh. m. Peter Duncan. But of the last we find that she was nam. Epes bef. m. so d. of his w.'s former h. and the two others were ch. of his s. William, prob. tho. it is said a d. Dorothy had early m. Rev. Thomas Harrison, wh. came from Virg. 1648. 

In 1643 he was chos. an Assist. and so serv. until 1673, when Leverett being rais. to be Gov. he was made success. as Dept. Gov. in wh. place he d. 12 Oct. 1678, during the sess. of the Gen. Ct. His wid. Rebecca, d. of Bennett Swayne of Salisbury, Co. Wilts, d. 21 July 1695, in her 79th yr. She was third, possib. fourth w. had been wid. of Rev. William Worcester, and bef. him, of John Hall, and bef. him, Henry Byley. She was so happy in find. hs. that wh. was her f. had not been told. But one of his ws. was not (as frequent. has been boasted), a d. of the first Gov. Winthrop, who had only of four ds. that outliv. two yrs. and she m. Samuel Dudley. The mistake. arose from the use of the word sis. S. in the letter 30 Sept. 1648, of first Winthrop to his s. John wh. had been a mem. of the ch. at Ipswich, and may refer only to Christian relat. Under Truesdale will be found correct. of an error of Farmer aris. in the same way. Yet possib. the sec. w. of S. was a d. of Col. Edward Reed of Essex Eng. and so sis. of the sec. w. of the younger John Winthrop Of his ds. Elizabeth m. 20 May 1644, Daniel Epes, and d. 7 May 1685, aged 60; Dorothy m. as above; Martha m. first John Denison, and next Richard Martyn of Portsmouth; Ruth m. 1659, Rev. John Emerson of Gloucester; and Priscilla m. Capt. Thomas Baker of Topsfield. 

SAMUEL, Ipswich, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. d. prob. unm. in his will of 22 Nov. [[vol. 4, p. 247]] 1653, nam. four brs. and three unm. sis. beside neph. Samuel Epes. SAMUEL, Salem, s. of John, m. 14 Apr. 1662, Elizabeth Andrews, d. of Robert of Topsfield, had Elizabeth b. 12 July. 1663; and he d. 26 July 1675. SAMUEL, Ipswich s. of Hon. Samuel, b. on this side of the water, prob. yet many yrs. bef. the d. of his br. Samuel, was of H. C. and the sole gr. of this name, d. prob. unm. for in his will, 18 Dec. 1668, he ment. no w. or ch. but names four m. sis. viz. Elizabeth Martha, Ruth, and Mary, w. of Peter Duncan, wh. was not ch. of his f. but of mo. by former h. beside Priscilla then unm. perhap this last nam. sustains my conject. that he was b. of the same mo. with her. SAMUEL, Boxford 1680 may have been gr.s. of Hon. Samuel. THOMAS, Braintree, had Joan, b. 8 Nov. 1638; and Abigail, 8 Nov. 1640, wh. d. 30 May 1642. 

THOMAS, Cambridge 1639. WILLIAM, Ipswich 1635, is perhaps the same wh. was the first ferryman betw. Haverhill and Bradford, of Haverhill 1659, and had w. Elizabeth WILLIAM, Concord 1636, had, by w. Sarah, wh. was bur. 3 Apr. 1641, Judith, wh. m. John Barker; and Sarah, wh. m. John Haywood; was constable 1645, and rem. perhaps, says Farmer, to Easthampton, L. I. bef. 1650. WILIIAM, Woburn, m. 18 Jan. 1644, Judith, wid. of James Hayward, had Sarah, b. 28 July 1644; Judith, 31 Mar. 1646; Mary, 9 Dec. 1647; Caleb, 11 Oct. 1649; William, 15 Apr. 1651; Joseph, 18 Oct. 1652; Benjamin, 18 Mar. 1654; Tabitha, 20 Aug. 1655, d. next day; Joshua, d. soon; James, 1 Nov. 1658, d. soon; Bethia, 9 May 1659; and Huldah, 20 Nov. 1660; was freem. 1670. His wid. Judith d. 3 Jan. 1690; but he had d. 7 June 1672. WILLIAM, Wells, s. of Hon. Samluel, b. in Eng. m. Mary d. of Jonathan Wade of Ipswich, had Susanna, b. 3 Jan. 1669; Dorothy, 21 Oct. 1670; Mary, 6 Jan. 1674; and Elizabeth 20 July 1678; and d. next yr. at I. leav. large est. 21, was bur. 27 May. He was of the gr. jury 1659, and again 1662, freem. 1670, as Felt suppos. but it is prob. that man was of Woburn; then prob. overseeing the prop. of his f. in that region, and was rep. 1676 for Wells, but no doubt soon aft. if not long bef. had come back to Ipswich, and went not more to the E. exc. as an assoc. with Danforth and others to hold county Ct. 1678. Susanna m. Joseph Jacobs; and Elizabeth m. an Allen.

TABOR, or TABER, PHILIP, Watertown, in 1634 subscr. towards build. the galley for secur. of the harbour, and was made freem. 14 May of that yr. yet was one of the first sett. at Yarmouth, and mem. of the earliest assemb. of Plym. Col. in 1689 and 40 for Y. as Baylies I. 305 and 7, shows. But she was aft. at the Vineyard, and thence went 1651 to New London and in 1656 I find him among the freem. of Portsmouth, R. I. and not long aft. at Providence, of wh. he was rep. 1661. He liv. later at Tiverton. Prob. he was progenit. of a num. race; tho. I find not how; but he had John, bapt. at Barnstable, 8 Nov. 1640; Philip; [[vol. 4, p. 248]] Thomas, Feb. 1646; and Job, or Joseph. In the will of John Masters, of Cambridge, 1639, he names his d. Lydia, wh. may well be thot. w. of Philip, and he prob. was f. of Lydia, wh. bec. sec. w. 16 Feb. 1665, of the first Pardon Tillinghast. PHILIP, Dartmouth, s. of the preced. had Mary, b. 28 Jan. 1670; Sarah, 26 Mar. 1671; Lydia, 28 Sept. 1673; Philip, 29 Feb. 1676; Abigail, 27 Oct. 1678; Esther, 23 Feb. 1681; John, 18 July 1684; and Bethia, 18 Apr. 1689. 

THOMAS, Dartmouth, s. of the first Philip, by first w. of Rev. John Cooke of D. the latest male surv. of passeng. in the blessed Mayflower, had Thomas, b. 22 Oct. 1668; Esther, 17 Apr. 1671; and by sec. w. Mary, m. June 1675; wh. d. 3 May 1734, had Lydia, 8 Aug. 1673; Sarah, 28 Jan. 1675; Mary, 18 Mar. 1677; Joseph, 7 Mar. 1679; John, 2 Feb. 1681; Jacob, 2 July 1683; Jonathan, 22 Sept. 1685; Bethia, 3 Sept. 1687; Philip, 7 Feb. 1689; and Abigail, 3 May 1693. He was rep. 1679 and 93, and d. 11 Nov. 1730.

TAFFE, ROBERT, Mendon 1682, complain. of as trad. with Ind. is prob. the same, seen at Bristol, 1689, call. Robert Taft, with w. and five ch.

TAINER, or TAINNER, JOSIAH (perhaps had differ. bapt. name), Marblehead 1674, with ELIAS, and THOMAS, beside Elizabeth and Ann, and Joanna (of wh. however Elizabeth may be w. of one of the men, and the other fem. names of her ch.) are all nam. in the will, 9 Oct. 1678, of the wid. Ann Condy, wh. was, no doubt. mo. of Elizabeth and may have been gr.mo. of sev. of the others; and prob. Josiah was f. of ano. JOSIAH, wh. m. a. 1706, Rebecca, d. of Richard Dike, as Babson, 256, tells. Among conject. I venture one, that this is the true surname, giv. TRINER in an extraord. paper, sign. by many of the inhab. of M. Geneal. Reg. VIII. 288

TAINTOR, TAYNTOR, or TAINTER, BENJAMIN, Sudbury s. Of Joseph, perhaps serv. in Philip's war 1675, and no more is heard him, but that, in 1691, he had w. Mary. CHARLES, Wethersfield 1643, rem. to Fairfield, said by tradit. to have come from Wales, with ch. Michael, Charles, Joseph, and Mary, and the same doubtf. autho. wh. takes care only of Michael, sends Charles the s. to Virg. a. 1656, and makes the f. lost at sea 1654. Perhaps he had no s. Charles, but was a merch. and may have been lost on coast. voyage, or in the sh. of Capt. Garrett, founder. 1657. His d. Mary m. 27 Nov. 1662, it is said, Thomas Pierson. JOHN, Branford, s. of Michael the first, m. Dorcas, d. of Daniel Swain, had no ch. and d. Sept. 1669; his wid. m. a Wheeler. 

JONATHAN, Watertown, s. of Joeph of the same, m. 6 Dec. 1681, Elizabeth d. of Daniel Warren, says Bond, had Jonathan, b. 12 July 1682; Benjamin, 20 June 1685; Joseph, 25 May 1688; and Elizabeth whose date of b. is not seen. His w. d. 14 June 1692, and he had sec. w. 5 Mar. 1703, Mary Randall perhaps d. of John, and by her had Randall, b. 21 Jan. 1704, d. next yr.; and Susanna, 30 May 1705 or 6. He d. 1712; and [[vol. 4, p. 249]] his wid m. John Tucker. JOSEPH, Watertown, came at the age of 25, emb. in the Confidence, at Southampton 24 Apr. 1638, as serv. of Nicholas Guy, wh. was of Upton, Co. Hants; m. Mary, d. of Guy, his fellow passeng. had Mary; Ann, b. 2 Sept. 1644, d. prob. bef. her f.; Joseph, 2 Sept. 1645, d. unm. 7 Aug. 1728; Rebecca, 18 Aug. 1647, d. prob. bef. her f.; Benjamin, 22 Jan. 1651; Jonathan, 10 Sept. 1654; Sarah, 20 Nov. 1657; Simon, 30 Sept. 1660; and Dorothy, 13 Aug. 1663. These were all liv. when their gr.mo. Guy made her will Aug. 1666; and the f. d. 20 Feb. 1690. His will, made two days bef. refers to ea. ch. The wid. d. 1716, it is said, aged 86. Mary m. a Pollard; Sarah m. Elnathan Beers; and Dorothy m. John Taylor. MICHAEL, Branford, an early sett. perhaps s. more prob. younger br. of Charles, for no single circumstance is kn. to prove there were two call. Charles, was a trader, as capt. of Mr. Allerton's sketch, bound to Virg. Nov. 1653, took from Evan Thomas an advent. on half profits; by w. Elizabeth had John, b. May 1650 Michael, Oct. 1652; Elizabeth June 1655, Joanna, Apr. 1657; and Sarah, Oct. 1658; was town clk. and prob. draft. certain. record. the liberal planta. and covenant, 1667, freem. 1668, rep. 1670 and 2, as in Geneal. Reg. III. 153 is print. His w. d. July 1659. Elizabeth m. Noah Rogers; Joanna m. 30 June 1676, Josiah Gillet; and Sarah m. I presume, 1 Nov. 1683, Samuel Stone of Guilford. 

MICHAEL, Branford, s. of the preced. rem. to Windsor, m. 3 Apr. 1679, Mary, d. of Thomas Loomis, had Michael, b. Sept. 1680; John, Oct. 1682; Mary, Sept. 1685; Josep, Nov. 1687; and by w. Mabel, wid. of Daniel Butler, d. of Nicholas Olmstead, had Sarah, Nov. 1698. He bec. one of the first sett. at Colchester, and was oft. its rep. and. d. Feb. 1730. SIMON, Watertown, youngest s. of Joseph, m. 9 May, acc. Bond, but Tainter Geneal. 17, says, with less prob. 9 Aug. 1693; Joanna, d. of deac. John Stone, had Simon, b. 28 Feb. 1694; Mary, 24 Jan. 1696, d. young; John, 13 Mar. 1699; Rebecca, 26 May 1701, d. young; Mary, 27 Nov. 1703; and Dorothy, 20 May 1706; his w. d. 3 Dec. 1731, and he d. 19 Jan. 1739. THOMAS, of unkn. resid. by w. Catherine, had Thomas, b. 4 May 1639, and d. 30 Sept. foll. as did his br. William; and sis. Elizabeth d. 24 Apr. foll.

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