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

Volume #4
Thayer - Thomas 

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.

THAYER, BENJAMIN, Mendon, youngest s. of Ferdinando, m. 15 Sept. 1699, Sarah Hayward, perhaps d. of Jonathan, and Ruth, b. 1 Mar. 1700; Margaret, 17 Dec. 1701; Grace, 6 May 1704; Sarah, 23 Mar. 1706; Benjamin, 23 Sept. 1707, d. soon; and Lydia 24 Apr. 1709. His w. d. 1711, and he m. 20 Dec. 1712, Hannah Hayward, possib. sis. of the former w. had Benjamin, again, 13 July 1713; and Aaron, 11 Nov. 1715. CORNELIUS, Braintree, s. prob. of the first Richard, d. prob. unm. at Weymouth early in 1663. CORNELIUS, Braintree, youngest s. of the sec. Richard, by w. Abigail, d. of the sec. John Hayden, had Cornelius, b. a. 1696; Moses, 1698; Gideon, 1 Mar. 1700; David, 1702; Ezekiel, 1704; Eliakim, 1706; Hezekiah, 1708; Jeremiah, wh. d. 9 Nov. 1711; Abigail, d. 11 Jan. 1712, both prob. very young; and Jeremiah, again, 20 Aug. 1716. His w. d. 1 Jan. 1731. 

EBENEZER, Braintree, [[vol. 4, p. 276]] youngest s. of the sec. Thomas, m. 2 Aug. 1688, at Taunton, Ruth, d. of Henry Neale, had Ruth, b. 25 July 1690, d. at 14 yrs. Ebenezer, 3 May 1692; Hannah, 16 Oct. 1693; Thomas, 19 Feb. 1698, d. soon; Rachel, 3 Apr. 1699; Eleazer, 17 Jan. 1701, d. at 3 yrs. Deborah, 16 Mar. 1702; Eleazer, again, 28 Jan. 1704; Ruth, again, bapt. 26 Aug. 1705, d. young; Ruth, again, b. 26 June 1707; and Elizabeth 12 Oct. 1709; and he d. 11 June 1720. EBENEZER, Mendon, br. of Benjamin of the same, by w. Martha, had Deborah, b. 13 Oct. 1696; Ebenezer, 12 Apr. 1699; Abigail, 3 Sept. 1701; Hannah, 15 Sept. 1704; Uriah, 10 Sept. 1706; and David, 5 May 1715. 

EPHRAIM, Braintree, s. of Shadrach, m. 7 Jan. 1692, Sarah, youngest d. of John Bass, had Sarah, b. 5 Feb. 1693; Ephraim, 8 July 1694; Philip, 14 Apr. 1696; Hannah, 13 Jan. 1698; Joseph, 28 July 1699; Shadrach, 18 Apr. 1701; Christopher, 4 Mar. 1703; Ruth, 1 Apr. 1704; Esther, 24 July 1705; Naphtali, 30 Jan. 1707; Peter, 12 July 1708; Priscilla, 7 Mar. 1710; James, 16 Mar. 1712; and Abigail, 15 Nov. 1713. His w. d. 19 Aug. 1751, and he d. 15 June 1757, hav. m. sec. w. after he was 84 yrs old. His descend, are very num. all the 14 ch. hav. m. and had fams. FERDINANDO, Braintree, s. of Thomas the first, b. in Eng. m. 14 Jan. 1652, Huldah Hayward, had Sarah, b. 12 May 1654, or 3 Feb. 1655, as the numerals for mo. and day are respectiv. accept. Huldah, 16 June 1657; Jonathan, 18 Mar. 1659; David, 20 June 1669, d. at 14 yrs.; and Naomi, 28 Jan. 1662. In few yrs. he rem. to Mendon, there, unless some of these were (as is prob.) b. at B. had Thomas, Samuel, Isaac, Josiah, Ebenezer, Benjamin, and last, David, again, Apr. 1672. His w. d. 1 Sept. 1690, and he d. 28 Mar. 1713. 

ISAAC, Braintree, s. of the sec. Thomas, d. unm. 9 Aug. 1690, of smallpox, bef. Sir William Phips, in whose sad expedit. he was emb. had with his fleet, got out of our Bay. ISAAC, Mendon, br. of Benjamin of the same, by w. Mercy, had Mercy, b. 2 Nov. 1693; Isaac, 24 Sept. 1695; Ebenezer, 6 Sept. 1697; and Confort, 19 Feb. 1700; and by ano. w. Mary, he had Mary, 22 Dec. 1704; John, 9 May 1706; Nathaniel, 20 Apr. 1708; and Moses, May 1710. JOHN, Braintree, s. of the sec. Thomas, by w. Mary, d. of Henry Neale, had John, b. 30 June 1686; and Henry, 4 Aug. 1688, d. at 7 mos. His w. d. aft. more than 35 yrs. insan. July 1724, and he d. 19 Dec. 1746, after much longer suffer. by paralys. 

JONATHAN, Mendon, br. of Ferdinando, by w. Elizabeth had Huldah, b. 22 May 1682; Grace, 20 Dec. 1684; Deborah, 4 Nov. 1687; and Jonathan, 8 Sept. 1690. JOSIAH, Mendon, br. of the preced. by w. Sarah, had Sarah, b. 25 May 1691; Josiah, 4 June 1694; Susanna, 13 Sept. 1696; Miriam, 3 June 1699; Jonathan, 28 Feb. 1702; Rebecca, 29 July 1704; Bathsheba, 10 Sept. 1706; and David, 6 Mar. 1710. 

NATHANIEL, Taunton, [[vol. 4, p. 277]] of wh. with confid. no more is kn. but that he had Joanna, b. 13 Dec. 1665, wh. m. 7 Jan. 1690, John Crossman, was a propr. 1668. But other ch. prob. he had, for in the list of ms. only few yrs. bef. and aft. appear the names of Mary, twice, Abigail, Elizabeth and William, all of wh. may not be deriv. from Braintree. NATHANIEL, Boston, s. prob. of Richard the first, was freem. 1690, and d. 28 Mar. 1728; by w. Deborah, had Nathaniel, b. 28 Aug. 1671, prob. d. young; Nathaniel, again, 11 July 1681; Zechariah, 29 May 1683; Cornelius, 14 Nov. 1684; John, 2 Apr. 1687, d. soon; John, again, 2 July 1688; Ebenezer, 1 Feb. 1690, H. C. 1708; and Deborah, 14 Oct. 1691. From his s. Cornelius, through a gr.-gr.s. Ebenezer, H. C. 1753, min. of Hampton, came the late Rev. Nathaniel of Lancaster, H. C. 1789, f. of promin, men of this generat. NATHANIEL, Braintree, s. of Richard the sec. m. 27 May 1679, Hannah, eldest d. of the sec. John Hayden of the same, had Nathaniel; Richard; Hannah, b. 17 Feb. 1686; Zechariah, 16 Mar. 1687; Ruth, 17 July 1689; Dorothy; Lydia; and Daniel; was a housewright, of great esteem, and d. 28 Mar. 1726. He was progenit. of Col. Sylvanus, the disting. engineer of our day, former command. of the national milit. sch. at West Point. 

RICHARD, Boston, 1640, brot, from Eng. ch. Richard, Deborah, Sarah, and perhaps more, as prob. Cornelius, Nathaniel and Zechariah. Sarah m. 20 July 1651, Samuel Davis, rem. to Braintree, and had d. 27 Aug. 1696. In 36 Pages of Thayer's fam. Geneal. are compris. many of the progeny of this Richard alone. RICHARD, Braintree, s. of the preced. brot. from Eng. by his f. m. 24 Dec. 1651, Dorothy Pray, had Dorothy, b. 30 Aug. 1653; Richard, 31 Aug. 1655; Nathaniel, 1 Jan. 1658; and perhaps had Zechariah, and prob. ds. Jael, and Abigail, and Cornelius, 18 Sept. 1670; went home on business, and came back 1679, as is told, and d. 4 Dec. 1705. His wid. d. the next week aft. He made complaint in Eng. against our Col. to wh. the answ. in Remonstrance of Braintree is one of the most curious papers in our annals. It may be read in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. V. 104. 

RICHARD, Braintree, s. of the preced. prob. serv. in Philip's war, of Johnson's comp. 1675, m. 16 July 1679, Rebecca Mycall, d. of James, had Rebecca, b. 16 Aug. 1680; Benjamin, 6 Oct. 1683; Richard, 26 Jan. 1685; John, 12 Jan. 1688; Mary, Feb. 1689; James, 16 Nov. 1691; Deborah, bapt. 11 Apr. 1697; Ann, 14 Nov. 1697; Gideon, b. 26 July 1700; and Obadiah, 1 May 1703; and d. 11 Sept. 1729. SAMUEL, Braintree, s. of Shadrach, m. 18 Jan. 1694, Susanna, d. of William Scant of the same, had Samuel, b. 8 Mar. 1695; Susanna, 23 May 1697; Lydia, 25 Dec. 1699; Timothy, 31 Dec. 1701; and Hannah, 27 Jan. 1704. 

SAMUEL, Mendon, s. of Ferdinando, by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 1 Dec. 1691; Sarah, 11 Feb. 1695; Huldah, 30 Nov. 1698; Mary, 11 Feb. 1701; Joseph, July 1707; and Benjamin, 11 Sept. 1709; was lieut. and d. 19 Dec. 1721. SHADRACH, SYDRACK, or SIDRICK, Braintree, youngest s. of the first Thomas, b. in Eng. m. 1 [[vol. 4, p. 278]] Jan. 1655, Mary Barrett, had Rachel, b. 9 Oct. 1655 (Geneal. Reg. XII. 108, says 9 Nov.), d. next yr.; and trial, 7 Feb. 1658. His w. d. 2 Apr. foll. and he m. Deliverance Priest, had Freelove, 30 June 1662, d. in few wks.; Mary, 1 Apr. 1663; Timothy, 3 Sept. 1666, Samuel, 7 Sept. 1667; Ephraim, 17 Jan. 1669; Hannah, 8 Apr. 1672, d. bef. 6 yrs.; and William, 1 Aug. 1675. He d. 19 Oct. 1678, and his wid. d. 17 Jan. 1723. Of the descend. of Shadrach the numerat. is by thousands, and part of them fill 87 pages in Thayer's Geneal. 

THOMAS, Braintree, shoemaker, perhaps elder br. of Richard the first, brot. from Eng. perhaps as late as 1645, w. Margery, and three prolific s. Thomas, Ferdinando, and Shadrach, or Sydrach, as in his will of 21 June 1664, he calls him; was freem. 1647, when it is writ. Tayer; d. 2 June 1665, well advanc. in yrs.; and his will was pro. 13 Sept. foll. His wid. d. 11 Feb. 1673. THOMAS, Braintree, s. of the preced. perhaps brot. from Eng. w. Ann, and s. Thomas, here had Elizabeth b. 23 Mar. 1647; Isaac, 7 Sept. 1654, d. young; John, 25 Dec. 1656; Experience, 15 Feb. or Mar. 1659; Isaac, again, 30 May 1661; Ebenezer, 7 July 1665;; and Deborah, d. young. He d. 9 Aug. 1693, aged 69; and his wid. d. 7 Feb. 1698. THOMAS, Braintree, s. of the preced. perhaps, but not prob. b. in Eng. m. 25 Mar. 1680, Abigail d. of William Veazie, had Thomas, b. 14 Jan. 1681; William 15 Aug. 1682; and Abigail, 13 July 1685; and d. 7 Dec. 1705. His wid. d. 11 Jan. 1712. THOMAS, Mendon, s. of Ferdinando, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 19 Jan. 1689; Thomas, 14 Jan. 1694; Samuel, 28 Mar. 1696; Temperance, 7 July 1698; David, 8 Feb. 1701; Elizabeth 2 Mar. 1703; John, 17 Sept. 1706; William, 22 Jan. 1708; Margaret, 12 Dec. 1710; and Jemima, 13 Feb. 1712. WILLIAM, Braintree, youngest s. of Shadrach, m. 22 Sept. 1699, wid. Hannah Hayward, had Bethia, bapt. 18 Aug. 1700; Jonathan, 2 May 1703; and William, 11 May 1705. 

ZECHARIAH, Braintree, s. prob. of Richard the first, d. prob. unm. 29 July 1693. Remarkable may appear the fact, that so few of these men took the o. of freemen, but it is kn. that fewer from Braintree than any other town appear. In 1678, five were sw. and hardly as many more can be seen in the long period preced. from 1630. So little, comparative. was the migrat. of these fams. of Thayer, that in the catalog. of gr. at Harv. are seen nineteen, and not one at Yale.

THEALE, THELE, THEELE, or THALE, *JOSEPH, Stamford, prob. s. of Nichoals of Watertown, freem. 1662, is by me presum. to be that man made freem. 1662, whose name in Conn. Col. Rec. I. 391, is giv. Threed; but he was of too much value to be thus obscur. rep. 1671, 3, 5, 6, and 7; aft. 1687; had good est. rem. to Bedford, just beyond the Col. bound. in jurisdict. of N. Y. and I regret that no genealog. details are attain. [[vol. 4, p. 279]]

NICHOLAS, Watertown 1638, by w. Eliz had Joseph, b. 24 Oct. 1640; and Elizabeth 5 June 1643; prob. in the autumn of 1645 rem. to Stamford, there d. 19 Aug. 1658. His will dispos. his prop to w. and the two ch. Elizabeth m. 27 Oct. 1659, Willaim Ratcliffe. The wid. m. Thomas Ufford, and d. 27 Dec. 1660, soon aft, her sec. h.

THING, JOHN, Boston, freem. 1680. JONATHAN, Ipswich 1641, may have soon aft. been of Hampton, next at Wells, submit. 1653, to the governm. of Mass. and was appoint. constable. JONATHAN, Exeter, prob. s. of the preced. m. Mary, eldest d. of John Gilman, had Jonathan, b. 21 Sept. 1678; John, 16 June 1680; Bartholomew, 25 Feb. 1682; Joseph, Nov. 1684; Elizabeth; Benjamin, 12 Nov. 1688; and Josiah, 1690; was of the gr. jury 1684, and constable next yr. and d. 31 Oct. 1694, in his 40th yr. his w. hav. d. in Aug. 1691, under 33 yrs. as the inscript. on the gr.stones prove. A jury of inq. on the body of capt. Jonathan, the same day, gave verdict, "shot by his own gun." SAMUEL, wh. m. Abigail, d. of John Gilman, 1690, pray. for contin. protect. of Mass. over them, with the preced. was perhaps his br.

THISTLE, or THISSELL, JEFFREY, Marblehead 1668, petitnr. against imposts, own. ld. at Beverly. He was from Abbotsbury, a. 8 ms. S. W. from Dorchester, Co. Dorset, and near the coast, as from his will of 29 Oct. 1675, pro. June foll. abstr. in Essex Inst. Coll. II. 231, appears; and he d. at sea, on voyage from Sal Tortudas to N. E. It names d. Jane, then at Abbotsbury, s. Richard and his ch. Jeffrey and Mary. RICHARD, Beverly 1664, s. of the preced. had William, b. 1684, and perhaps others, certain, elder s. Jeffrey and d. Mary; and he was 42 yrs. old. when William was b.

THOM, JOHN, Exeter 1677, Nov. 30, sw. alleg. WILLIAM, Lynn 1638, rem. says Lewis to L. I. 1640.

THOMAS, BENJAMIN, Springfield, s. of Rowland, m. 1688, Ann Belding of Hatfield, had Sarah, b. 2 Sept. 1690; Mary, 26 Dec. 1692; a s. 20 Dec. 1694; Ann, 21 Nov. 1696; and Samuel,7 Jan. 1699; rem. soon aft. and the name bec. ext. at S. DANIEL, New Haven, eldest s. of John of the same, was propound. for freem. 1670, m. 3 Feb. 1670, Rebecca Thompson, perhaps d. of John, of the same, had Dorothy; John, b. 1674; Daniel, 14 Feb. 1677; Dinah, 26 Dec. 1678; Samuel, 13 Jan. 1681, d. young; Recompense, 27 Mar. 1683; and Israel, 1689. He d. Feb. 1694; and his wid. m. a Perkins. His d. Dorothy m. 13 Apr. 1693, Henry Toll or Towle. DAVID, Marblehead 1648-68. EDWARD, Boston, 1685, agent of Joseph Thompson, of London, merch. 

EVAN, Boston, 1640, came from Wales, bring. w. Jane and four ch. for wh. 1 Sept. the Court direct. assist. adm. of our ch. 4 Apr. 1641, and freem. 2 June foll. had Jane, bapt. 16 May 1641, wh. being Sunday, may [[vol. 4, p. 280]] be as well relied on as the town rec. that she was b. that day; Dorcas, bapt. 5 Feb. 1643, a. 11 days old, by the ch. rec. when the town rec. gives the same day for b.; but this may be better deserv. of credit, when add. that she d. 28 of the same mo. The w. join. our ch. 7 Mar. 1646, and d. 12 Jan. 1659. He was a vintner, had ano. w. Alice, wid. of Philip Kirtland, or Catlin, of Lynn, wh. he m. 1659 or 60, was of ar. co. 1653, had good est. and d. 25 Aug. 1661. His d. Jane m. 14 Nov. 1657, John Jackson. The wid. seems to have been less aceptab. in her control of the business at the King's Arms public ho. for she was warned to leave town as late as 1672, and not restor. bef. 1676. But she had a stout heart, reliev. the tavern in May 1680 from mortge. of £300, and liv. on till 1697, in her will of 26 Jan. pro. 21 Oct. of that yr. names plenty of ch. and gr.ch. of the latter class one, Abigail, was then w. of Rev. Joseph Belcher. 

FRANCIS, Boston, m. Rebecca, d. of Matthew Iyans, had John, b. 1665, was liv. with w. 1674. GEORGE, Salem, m. 28 Dec. 1667, Mary, d. of Richard Graves, had Richard, b. 6 Dec. 1668; George, 14 Apr. 1670; Mary, 3 Dec. 1671; Elizabeth 4 Jan. 1673; Hannah, 6 June 1674; and Ruth, 8 Feb. 1676. GEORGE, Boston, by w. Rebecca, had Peter, b. 5 Feb. 1683; George, 16 Mar. 1685; and Maverick, 19 Mar. 1694. Henry is in Geneal. Reg. IX. 354 giv. as one of Gallup's comp. against Quebec 1690; but he is not seen in the more correct list. of XIII. 133, where is no surname Thomas, nor even any bapt. Henry. HUGH, Roxbury, of wh. I can find no more, but that he was adm. freem. 1651, prob. had no ch. as he gave his est. to strangers in blood for the good of Roxbury sch. in order to insure support of hims. and w. Clement for residue of life in 1677, with decent, interm. after repsective dec. and d. 6 May 1683, aged 76 yrs. by town rec. and his wid. d. 24 Sept. foll. JAMES, Salem, 1646-49. 

JEREMIAH, Marshfield, s. I suppose of the first Nathaniel, had Nathaniel, b. 2 Jan. 1686; Sarah, 25 Dec. 1687; Jeremiah, 14 Feb. 1689; Elizabeth 19 Nov. 1690; Mary, 5 June 1692; Lydia, 26 Mar. 1694; Thankful, 30 June 1695; Jedediah, 19 Aug. 1698; Bethia, 27 Mar. 1701; Ebenezer, 1 Nov. 1703; and Priscilla, 13 Oct. 1705. JOHN, Marshfield 1643, possib. is the adventur. wh. emb. at London, in the Hopewell, Sept. 1635, aged 14, may have been at Salem 1646, but m. 21 Dec. 1648, Sarah, d. of James Pitney of M. prob. had John, as in the will of P. 1663, he is titled sen. JOHN, New Haven, had Elizabeth b. 15 Mar. 1649; Samuel, 5 Sept. 1651; Tabitha, 18 Dec. 1653; all prob. bapt. 12 Feb. 1654; and Joseph, 10 Nov. 1661; ball bapt. in the right of his w. Tabitha, but all the dates of these bapt. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 362, was wrong. He was freem. 1669, a propr. 1685, and f. also of Daniel, John, and Sarah, all nam. with the other four, prob. the younger brood, in his will of 1670. He d. 15 Dec. 1671. Sarah m. 14 Dec. 1658, William Wilmot; and Elizabeth m. Jan. 1674, John Holt. JOHN, New Haven, s. of the preced. m. 1671, Lydia, d. of Edward Parker of the same, had Sarah, b. 13 Dec. [[vol. 4, p. 281]] 1672; Abigail, 21 Nov. 1674; John, 4 Mar. 1676; Hannah, 26 Apr. 1678; Josiah, 15 Jan. 1680; Rebecca, 20 Sept. 1681 or 2; Jeremiah, 16 Feb. 1685; and perhaps others. 

JOHN, Stratford, of wh. I kn. only the curious caution, deriv. in part from the will of Rev. Adam Blakeman, 16 Mar. 1665, in which he gave L5 to his d. Dorothy (the wid. of his s. John, w. d. so long bef. as 1662) "if she m. not J. T. and shall take her friends' consent in the matter or contin. a wid." and in part from the decision of a court, 10 Oct. 1665, relat. to a reference of the claim of T. to the person of the wid. wh. prob. had giv. encouragem. to ano. suitor. Poor Thomas lost by the award, we may presume, for on 31 Oct. 1665, the wid. m. Francis Hall. See Goodwin's Genealog. Notes. 

JOHN, Woodbury 1690 perhaps, but not prob. s. of the preced. and John, bapt. 30 Aug. 1695; Samuel, 10 Sept. 1699; and Thomas, 5 Mar. 1701. Of one JOHN, wh. d. at Framingham, 1730, Farmer in MS. relates that his f. was one of the first sett. of Boston, to wh. tradit. his judgm. would have yield. little credit, had it not been assail. on it weak side; for the story went on, that he, the Framingham, man, was upwards of 100 yrs. old. Now only one man ever reach. his century at F. and that was Isaac Clark, while the names of sixty-eight persons in F. wh. d. at the age of 85 and upwards, furnish. us by Barry, do not include any Thomas. The first part of the myth, then, may not be more than ten yrs. beyond the truth, but his example of longevity is sixteen yrs. at least, short of the pretence. 

JOSEPH, Springfield, s. of Rowland, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 1674; a ch. 1675; ano. 1676, wh. all d. soon; Samuel, 1677; the preced. all b. at Hatfield whence he rem. prob. to Springfield, and lastly to Lebanon; but at S. may have been b. most of the other ch. Mary, 29 Dec. 1679; Joseph, 14 June 1682; Rowland, 26 Mar. 1685; Sarah, 5 Feb. 1687; Ebenezer, 24 Nov. 1688; Josiah, 7 Oct. 1690; and Mercy, 12 Dec. 1692; sw. alleg. 8 Feb. 1679, and was adm. freem. 1690. NATHANIEL, Marshfield, 1643, s. of William, b. in Eng. a. 1606, prob. came with his f. 1640, may have brot w. and ch. William; had Nathaniel, b. 1643, and ds. certain, Mary; Elizabeth b. 1646; and Dorothy; perhaps one or more b. in Eng. nam. in the will of their gr.f. and d. 13 Feb. 1675. He was lieut. and soon made capt. Mary m. Simon Ray of Block Island, as Miss Thomas tells. 

*NATHANIEL, Marshfield, s. of the preced. m. 19 Jan. 1664, Deborah, youngest d. of Nicholas Jacobs of Hingham, had Nathaniel, Joseph, Deborah, Dorothy, William, Elisha, Joshua, Caleb, Isaac, and Mary; of wh. Dorothy b. 6 Nov. 1670, m. 20 Nov. 1688, Joseph Otis. His w. d. 17 June 1696, and he took 3 Nov. foll. sec. w. at Boston, Elizabeth wid. of Capt. William Condy (but the m. certif. by Cotton Mather is of Elizabeth Dolberry) wh. d. 11 Oct. 1713, if we believe the inscr. on the gr.st.; was rep. 1672, and seven yrs. [[vol. 4, p. 282]] more, also at Boston, under the new chart. 1692, had serv. in Philip's war as a capt. on the first outbreak, and was of the Mass. Counc. d. 2 by town rec. but 22 Oct. 1718, in his 76th yr. by the gr.st. His d. Deborah m. 1 Dec. 1692, John Croad. 

PETER, Boston, s. of George, m. Elizabeth d. of the Rev. George Burrows (wh. had on 19 Aug. 1692 suffer. by judicial murder under Stoughton, at wh. Cotton Mather assit.) and George, Elias, Peter, William, and Moses. This last is head of a numerous and disting. progeny. RICE, or RISE, Kittery, 1647 submit. to Mass. Nov. 1652, was of Boston 1654, then 38 yrs. old. ROWLAND, Springfield, 1646, m. 14 Apr. 1647, Sarah, d. of Samuel Chapin, had Joseph, b. 6 Jan. 1648, d. next yr.; Samuel, 2 Mar. 1649, d. in few days; Mary, 25 Mar. 1650, d. in few days; Joseph, again, 25 Mar. 1651; Benjamin, 23 May 1653; Josiah, 4 Apr. 1655, d. soon; Josiah, again, 28 Oct. 1657, d. in few days; Samuel, again, 6 May 1662, d. at 39 yrs. unm.; a d. 14 Sept. 1666, wh. m. 1692, James Warriner the sec. Mary, 9 Jan. 1669, d. next yr.; and Mercy 15 May 1671, wh. m. 30 Mar. 1689 John Bagg; beside two others of wh. neither liv. long eno. to find a name, so that of 13 only 5 ch. liv. to adult age. he took o. of alleg. 31 Dec. 1678, or next day, had been at Hadley 1669, and perhaps at Westfield 1670; his w. d. 5 Aug. 1684; and he d. at S. 21 Feb. 1698. 

SAMUEL, Marshfield, s. perhaps of William the sec. m. 27 May 1680, Mercy, d. of the sec. William Ford, but I kn. no more exc. his d. 2 Sept. 1720. THOMAS, the first name in the list of passeng. in the William and Francis, wh. arr. at Boston, 5 June 1632, hav. sail. from London, 9 Mar. bef. was only placed there, as I am wholly satisf. to befool the officers wh. might make disagreea. inquir. See 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 92. WILLIAM, Newbury, came in the Mary Ann of Yarmouth 1637, emb. in May, aged 16, unm. husbandman of Great Comberton in Co. Worcester [See 4 Mass. Histo. Coll. I. 99], m. 8 Mar. 1666, Susanna, wid. of Robert Rogers, wh. by this m. had no ch. and d. 29 Mar. 1677. He d. 30 Sept. 1690. WILLIAM, Marshfield, a. 1640, made freem. of the Col. 17 Mar. 1642, had come, I think, with Rev. Richard Blinman, Hugh Caulkins, and other pious persons from the princip. of Wales, or the W. of Eng. not in 1630, as Farmer had it, and Miss Thomas repeats, merely, I suppose, out of reverence for the inscr. on the gr.st. call. him "one of the founders of New Plymouth Col." as if a man of his reputa. and import. would not many yrs. earlier be made freem. or mortuary legends applied in a subsequ. age were not proverbial for lack of precision. He was chos. Assit. 1642, and so contin. exc. in 1645 and 6 to his last yr. d. Aug. 1651, aged 78 nearly. His will of 9 July preced. in abstr. in Geneal. Reg. IV. 319. 

WILLIAM, Marshfield, s. perhaps of the preced. but more prob. of the first Nathaniel, and Miss Thomas says, in 1638, b. in Eng. [[vol. 4, p. 283]] of wh. we kn. only that he d. unm. 21 by rec. but by gr.st. 30 Mar. 1718 in 80th yr. WILLIAM, Newton, by w. Elizabeth had William b. 31 Aug. 1687; and by sec. w. Ann, wid. of Thomas Lovering of Watertown, wh. bore him no ch. m. 29 Aug. 1695, had Joanna, b. 28 Oct. foll. if Jackson be correct, wh. adds that he d. 1697. Seventeen of this name at Harv. three at Yale, and seventeen at all the other N. E. coll. are found by Farmer as gr. in 1834.

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