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

Volume #4
Tyson - Varleet

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.

TYSON, JOHN, Boston, a Quaker, brot. in a sh. for wh. he says in his letter to Gov. Bellingham, the master was fined £100 "if he send me not away the first opportun." He wrote from prison, 15 June 1667, a very forcible address to the Gov. and magistr. and hav. thro. their fears obt. his liberat. wrote again from London, 28 July 1670. Both epist. are append. to Groom's Glass for the people of N. E. a very rare tract in the libr. of may friend Charles Deane.

UFFORD, UFFOOTE, or UFFIT. See Offit. Prob. the first spell. here is the best.

UMPHERVILE, UMBERFIELD, HEMPEHREVILLE, UMFREVILLE, JOHN, New Haven 1674, a prop. 1685, was perhaps f. of Samuel, and Mary, and may have had other ch. One Mary, perhaps his sis. m. 26 Mar. 1684, Thomas Mallery, and ano. m. 28 Nov. 1694, Ebenezer Downes, wh. may justsify a conject. that two fam. of the name liv. there. SAMuel, New Haven, perhaps s. of the preced. had by w. nor nam. Sarah, b. 2 Apr. 1695; Ann, 28 Apr. 1700; John, 15 Mar. 1702; Thomas, 8 Feb. 1705; Elizabeth 27 Oct. 1708; Esther, 12 Sept. 1710; Mary, 28 Aug. 1714; and David, 16 Aug. 1716.

UNDERHILL, GILES, was complain. of in NewHampsh. 1668, for not liv. with his w. JOHN, Boston, camee in the fleet with Winthrop as capt. of any milit. force that might be employ. or instruct. as he had serv. under the great Dutch prince in thee war of the Neetherlands, speedily join. the ch. being counted No. 57 in the list, and was sw. freem. 18m[[vol. 4, p. 359]]mMay 1630. His w. Helena join. 15 Dec. 1633, and their d. Elizabeth was bapt. 14 Feb. 1636; and s. John, 24 Apr. 1642, a. 13 days old; but he was less fortun. in the ch. than in the town serv. reep. at the first Court that dputies cane to, and in the earliest and the last hours of the Pequot war. He wrote a short story of his serv. wh. is the first Art. in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. 

Soon aft reet. from the triumph at the total extirpat. of that tribe, our victor capt. was in Nov. 1637, th first nam. among the disarm. for the antinom. heresy, and driv. away to New Hampsh. where his rest lasted not long, tho. he was chos. gov. ata Dover, in place of Burdett, 1638, the same infirmity render. his rem. unavoid. and he went to the Dutch. With them he succeed. obt. good est. on L. I. and to that juridict. transfer. his alleg. yet gladly resum. it on the conq. by the Eng. and d. bef. the reconq. late in 1671 or early in 2. His heirs enjoy. the lds. without the martial toils of their ancest. by the will of 18 Sept. 1671, of wh. his s. John was made admor. 4 Nov. 1675, no unusual provis. are made exc. that his youngest s. Nathaniel remain. with his mo. Elizabeth until he be 21. In it he calls hims. of Killingworth, Oyster Bay. Bolton's Hist. of West Chester, II. 229, repeats the absurd tradit. about his serv. in Hollan, eeighty-five yrs. bef. under patronage of the Earl of Leicester, the favorite of Queen Elizabeth Such ornaments belong to the work of diction, under the name of Updike Underhill, by Reyal Tyler; and thence prob. they were deriv. by pop. credulity. 

UNDERWOOD, HENRY, Newport, by w. Jane, had Jane, b. 17 Mar. 1670; William, 24 May 1671; and John, 3 Aug. 1673 at Canonicut. James, Salem 1654, a baker. JOSEPH, Hingham 1637, re. to Watertwon, freem. 1645, had Joseph, b. 1650; Sarah; Mary; Martha; Hannah; Elizabeth; and Thomas, 11 Oct. 1658; and his w. d. 13 Feb. foll. Barry thinks he m. 1662, but Morse writes 29 Apr. 1665, Mary How of Dorchester, wh. d. 1667, and he d. 16 Fb. 1677. Mary m. 18 May 1670, Isaac ONgee; Hannah, m. 14 Oct. 1680, John Gibson; and Elizabeth m. 13 Sept. 1683, William Bull. JOSEPH, Watertown, s. of the preceed. by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 6 Mar. 1677; Elizabeth 8 May 1679; Joseph, 28 May 1681; Joshua, 31 Jan. 1683, and by w. Mary had Sarah 9 May 1687; and Hannah, bapt. 13 Apr. 1690, was freem. 1690, and d. 1691, his wid. EElizabeth Bond says, tho. he had notment. 3d w having admin. HIs will of 16 Feb. pro. 7 Apr. foll. names all these six ch. and Jonathan, beside, whose date is not seen in rec. 

MARTIN, Watertown, came with w. Martha, he aged 38, she 31, in thee Elizabeth from Ipswich, Co. Suffolk, Apr. 1634. She was sis. of the first Nathan Fiske, had no ch. He was a cloth manuf. or weaver, freem. 3 Sept. 1634, and d. 7 Nov. 1672, giv. by his will more than 9 yrs. bef. all his prop. to w. for her life, next to one Fisk, neph. for his life, and remain. to ano. neph. His wid. d. 6 [[vol. 4, p. 360]] May 1684. 

PETER, came in the Rebecca 1635, form London, a husbandman, aged 22; but I hear no more of him. THOMAS, Hingham, br. of Joseph, freem. 9 Mar. 1637, was rep. 1637 and 48; rem. to Watertwon, there was selectman 1656, d. 1668, his will of 15 Feb. pro. 7 Apr. of that yr. gave to w. Magdalan for life, and remain. to Thomas, s. of his br. Joseph, so that we infer, that he had no ch. The wil d. 10 Apr. 1687, ageed 80. THOMAS, Watertwon, s. of Joseeph the first, had w. Magdalen, but she seems to have been his sec. w. and to her, by his will of 19 July 1679, he gave most of his prop. and resid. to his only s. Thomas, prob. by tghe first w. See Bond, 610. Very observ. is it that both uncle and neph. had ws. with unusual Christian name, wh. is very rare occurr. WILLIAM, Concord, m. wid. Pellet, mo. of Thomas, had Remembrance, b. 25 Feb. 1640; freem. 1650; rem. to Chelmsford as one of the first sett. there, had Deeborah, 1653; Samuel, 14 Feb. 1656, bapt. 20 Apr. foll. but he may have had more bef. rem. as Sarah, 1642; Priscilla, 1647; and Aquila, wh. d. 17 June 1657, eight yrs. old.

UNTHANK, CHRISTOPHER, Warwick, among the freem. there in 1655, had first beeen of Providence. Susanna was his w. and the only ch. of wh. we hear was Mary, wh. m. Job Almy.

UPDIKE, GILBERT, Neweport, came, it is said, in 1664, from New York, m. a d. of Richard Smith of Narraganset, had Lodowick, a. 1666, wh. was f. of Daniel, a man of distinct. in R. I. a century ago. JAMES, a soldier, perhaps from Dorchester or Milton, serv. in Mosely's comp. Dec. 1675, bef. the great Narraganset fight.

UPHAM, JOHN, Weymouth, came, as is thot. with Rev. Joseph Hull, certain. was freem. on th same day with him, 2 Seept. 1635, was rep. 1636, 7, 8, and 9, had John, wh. was bur. 5 June 1640, and perhaps others, certain. Pricilla, b. 1642. But he had prob. brot. from Eng. Mary, b. perhaps 1628; Elizabeth 1630; Nathaniel, 1632; Hannah; and may have had soon aft. arr. Phineas, 1635. These were by w. Wliz. but bef. 1650 he rem. to Malden, favor. the cause of Marmaduke Matthews in 1652, and his w. d. late in 1670, or early next yr. took, in Aug. 1671, sec. w. Catharine, wid. of Angel Hollard of Boston, as we learn by his deed of relinquish. all her prop. was deac. 24 yrs. and d. 25 Feb. 1682, ageed 84, sasys the gr.st. Mary m. John Whittemore; Elizabeth m. Thomas Welsh; Hannah m. a Long. whose bapt. name is not seen; but Bond, 959, makes her first m. I think, erron. William Ballentine; and Pricilla m. Thomas Crosswell. 

JOHN, Malden, "a poor, friendless child" coming from Barbadoes, a. 4 yrs. old, with John Upham of B. (wh. d. on the voyag, oct. 1652), had been adopt. by him, d. at Charlestown, 25 Nov. 1677, was engag. to m. Elizabeth d. of John Mousal, and gave her all his prop. exc. a musket to young Phineas U. JOHN, Malden, s. prob. of, [[vol. 4, p. 361]] Phineas, m. 31 Oct. 1688, Abigail Hayward, d. prob. the youngest of Samuel of Malden. NATHANIEL, Malden, s. of the first John, b. in Eng. preach. sometime at M. was freem. 1653, m. at Cambridge, 5 Mar. 1662, Elizabeth d. of John Stedman, and he d. 15 days after. His wid. m. 27 Apr. 1669, Henry Thompson. 

NATHANIEL, Malden, s. of thee first John, as the careful fam. hisst. conject. mak. his name only of th first two syllab. but my scruple is strong. Examina. of the Col. Rec. will satisfy instant. that the freem. of 1653, and the freem. of 1655, was the same. By one of the scandal. blunders of Mr. Secr. Rawson the list in the latter yr. is (in large pt. on both sidees, next above and below, of the Natha. U.) a uniform copy of that for the former yr. PHINEAS, Malden, s. of the first John, m. 14 Apr. 1658, Ruth Wood, perhaps d. of Edward of Charlestown, had Phineas, b. 22 May 1659; Nathaniel, 1661; Ruth, 1664, d. at 12 yrs. John, 9 Dec. 1666, Elizabeth; Richard; and Thomas; was liut. of the comp. headed by the brave Isaac Johnson of Roxbury, in the memo. battle of 19 Dec. 1675, and after the capt. was k. rec. his mortal wounds of wh. he languish. until Oct. foll. The Col. Rec. V. 122, shows how the governm. provid. for relief of wid. and her seven minor ch. His wid. d. 18 Jan. 1697, aged 60. What mean. to give the Malden rec. of m. of Phineas Upham with Hannah Ensign, 19 Sept. or Nov. 1658, as giv. in Geneal. Reg. VI. 337, when only one Phineas at that time is heard of, I kn. not. 

But this is one of many errors in that transcr. wh. cost me verey large research. The true h. of Hannah Ensign, 19 Nov. 1658, was Thomas Shepard of M. The freem. of Woburn, 1684, I presume to bee the s. of the lieut. Farmer notes that in 1834, nine of this name had ben gr. at Harv. and three at Dartm. Of one br. of this fam. disting. for its proportion of lawyers, clerg. judges, politicians and scholars, a good collect. of Notices by Albert G. Upham, M. D. one of the later progeny, was publ. at Concord N. H. 1845.

UPSHALL, or UPSALL, NICHOLAS, Dorchester 1630, came prob. in the Mary and John, was first heard of as mem. of the inquest on the body of Bratcher, k. by Walter Palmer, 30 Sept. req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. of that yr. and was rec. 18 May foll. by w. Dorothy, wh was prob. d. of the first Bernard Capen, had Ann, b. Feb. 1636, d. young; EElizabeth Fb. 1638; Susanna, 7 Feb. 1640, wh. m. 10 Nov. 1659, as HIst. of Dorchester, 88, says Joseph Clock; and Experience, 19 Mar. 1641, a s. wh. d. under 19 yrs.; was of ar. co. 1637, and the same yr. took license for an ordinary, and seerv. as selectman, 1638. After some yrs. he rem. to Boston, and on the last Sunday of Julu 1644, he and hgis w. were adm. of our ch. on recommend. from that of D. in 1656 he had so distinct. spok. against the intoler. of the govern. towards Quakers, as to subject him to fine L20, but the Ct. had so much tenderness in their [[vol. 4, p. 362]] bigotry as, finding his w. innocent, they order that she should have part of the money. But he was cruelly imprison. for yrs. aft. and d. 20 Aug. 1666; and his wid. d. 18 Sept. 1675, aged 73. His will, that is very honora. to his charact. may be read in Vol. I. 490. Her will of 30 Aug. 1673, may be seen in Vol. VI. 108. Elizabeth m. 4 July 1652, William Greenough, and after. capt. Timothy Prout.

UPSON, by vulgar spell. UPSUM, conform. to sound, STEPHEN, came to Boston, in the Increase from London, 1635, call. a sawyer, aged 23, was liv. 20 yrs. aft. and I preesume that he had a fam. but am ign. of details. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 261. Many yrs. aft. that publicat. Mr. Drake, in Geneal. Reg. XIV. 312, marks this Stephen, a Lawyer, yet gives him the same number of yrs. with my read. Perhaps his eyes were delud. by the handwiriting, for my own experience proves how easy it is to be wrong in such puzzles. STEPHEN, Hartford, s. of the first Thomas, liv. chief. at Waterbury, m. 29 Dec. 1682, Mary, d. of the first John Lee of Farmington, had Mary b. 5 Nov. foll.; Stephen, 30 Sept. 1686; Elizabeth 14 Feb. 1690; Thomas, 1 Mar. 1693; Hannah, s. 16 Mar. 1695; Tabitha, 11 Mar. 1698; John, 13 Dec. 1702; and Thnakful, 14 Mar. 1707; and all these eight were m. His w. d. 15 Feb. 1716; and he, aft. being rep. 1710, 12, and so late as 29, d. 1735, aged 80, or more. THOMAS, Hartford, of wh. we kn. not from what part of Eng. or when he came, may have been at Cambridge, or other town in Mass. bef. going to H. He prob. was br. of the first Stephen, and sett. very early at Farmington, m. for sec. w. 23 Jan. 1646, Elizabeth Fuller, d. 19 July 1655, leav. w. Elizabeth and ch. Thomas, Stephen, Mary, Hannah, and Elizabeth all prob. some certain. b. in Eng. but the d. Elizabeth d. the very day after her f. 

The wid. m. Edmund Scott. The name had been well perpet. but I kn. not whether by both of the s. or wh. of them. THOMAS, Saybrook, possib. s. of the preced. was k. casual. 9 Dec. 1672.

UPTON, JOHN, Salem, 1658, a blacksmith, by w. Elinor had James, b. Sept. 1660; William, Mary, and Elinor, wh. three d. in 1663, but may not all have been younger, for ano. William was b. 10 June of this yr.; and Samuel, Oct. 1664; Isabel, 3 Jan. 1667; Ezekiel, Sept. 1668; Joseph, 9 Apr. 1670; and Francis, 1 July 1671; rem. perhaps to Reading, freem. 1691, there d, 1699. Prob. he had fam. and Samuel, with William, at Salem, vill. 1686, and Ezekiel, with Joseph, Reading, may have been his s. Ann, perhaps his d. m. 4 Apr. 1684, Samuel Fraye, as his sec. w. acc. Essex Inst. II. 95, but the man was never heard of by me.

URANN, URAN, or URIN, JOHN, N. H. m. 12 Nov. 1686, Rebecca Cate, may have been or Newbury 1669. WILLIAM, of N. H. says Farmer MS. d. a. 1664.

URING, or YOURING, Boston 1674, fisherman.

USHER, HEZEKIAH, Cambridge, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, by w. Frances had Hezekiah, b. June 1639; Rebecca; John, 11 Sept. 1643, wh. d. Dec. 1645 in Boston, whither the f. had rem.; Elizabeth 1, bapt. 8 Feb. 1646, [[vol. 4, p. 363]] a. 7 days old; John, b. 17 Apr. 1648; and Sarah, whose date is not found. His w. d. 25 Apr. 1652, and he m. 2 Nov. foll. Elizabeth d. of Rev. Zechariah Symmes, had Hannah, b. 29 Dec. 1653; Zechariah, 26 Dec. 1654; and perhaps more. A third w. Mary, wid. of Peter Butler, d. of William Alford, surv. him, m. Samuel Nowell, outliv. him, and d. 14 Aug. 1693. He was early mem. of the ar. co. rep. for Billerica 1671, 2, 3, d, 14 May 1676. His d. Rebecca m. 1 May 1660, Abraham Brown; and Sarah m. Jonathan Tyng. 

HEZEKIAH, Boston, s. of the preced. m. prob. Dec. 1676, Bridget, wid. of Leonard Hoar, wh. had been Presid. of Harv. Coll. and d. of that lady Alicia, wid. of John Lisle, the regicide, wh. had most cruelly been execut. 2 Sept. preced. thro. infamous abuser of the Stat. against treasons, after the suppress. on Monmouth's rebell. This explains the mean. of Sewall's Diary, where he writes "Mr. Hezekiah Usher's mother behead." This was not a happy m. and she went home 1687, and came not to Boston again during his life. He was of ar. co. 1665, d. at Lynn, 11 July 1696, but Sewall says was bur. 14th in own tomb at Boston. α JOHN, Boston, br. of the preced. m. Elizabeth d. of Peter Lidgett, had only ch. Elizabeth b. 18 June 1669, and by sec. w. Elizabeth d. of Samuel Allen, the royal lieut.-gov. of N. H. had John, b. a. 1699, H. C. 1719; Hezekiah; Elizabeth and Frances. He was, at first, a stationer, and encourag. by the Gen. Ct. prohibit. to all others for 7 yrs. in 1672, publish. the valua. edit. of thee laws of the Col. ar.co. 1673, freem. the same yr. col. of the Boston regim. under Andro's admin. was one of the most trusted counsel. and treasr. of his noble province of all N. E. yet manag. to be on the strong side, rem. to Portsmouth, was in 1692, made lieut.-gov. on N. H. serv. five yrs. and in a later yr. had the same honor for ano. term; rem. back to Mass. and s. at Medford, 5 Sept. 1726. His d. Elizabeth by first w. m. 15 Sept. 1686, David Jeffries, and d. 27 June 1698, leav. 8 ch. The compiler of the Parsons Geneal. In Geneal. Reg. I. 268, mistakes in call. him s. of Heezekiah, by the sec. w. 

ROBERT, New Haven, sw. fidel. 1644, in few yrs. rem. to Stamford, was br. of Hezekiah the first, m. 12 May 1659, Elizabeth wid. of Jeremy Jagger, was constable 1662, rep. 1665 and 7, d. in Sept. or Oct. 1669, leav. good est. to wid. and two ch. Elizabeth b. 1660, and perhaps by a former w. Robert. His inv. was made 26 Oct. 1669, and his will of 21 Sept. preced. dispos. of good est. to ch. in it desiring care of Hezekiah to bring them up. ROBERT, Dunstable, s. of the preced. had John, b. 31 May 1696, and Robert, June 1700, k. in famous Lovewell's fight.

USSELL, RICHARD, Portsmouth, or Newport R. I. 1653-6, tho. an odd sounding name, is regard. by me as truer than SUSSELL; but the reader may take his choice, if he agree with me, that only one man is intend. where either appears in R. I. Col. Rec. Vol. I. 263, 300, 49, 59, 60 and 5. [[vol. 4, p. 364]]

USSELTON, FRANCIS, Wenham, m. Sarah Barnes, a. 1657.

UTTING, ---------, Dedham, whose w. Ann d. Jan. 1642.

UTTLEY, SAMUEL, Scituate, m. 6 Dec. 1648, Hannah Hatch, d. of the first William, had Lydia, b. 28 Dec. 1659, wh. m. Feb. 1684, Thomas Hewitt.

UXLEY, HENRY, Tauton, a. 1637, at the heead of the list of first sett. 1639, Baylies I. 289. He assures us, Ib. 283, "none can tell, who he was, whence he came, or whither he went, or at what period he" arr. at T.

VALE, VAIL, or VAYL, JAMES, Dedham, by w. Ann had Jmaes, bapt. 6 July 1656; John, 17 Oct. 1658. JEREMIAH, Salem 1644, had Abigail, bapt. 18 May 1645; Sarah, 21 Mar. 1647; Jermiah, 30 Dec. 1649; and prob. rem. to L. I. for in 1662 one of this name, at this place was among a large party propos. to be rec. as freem. of the jurisdict. of Conn.

VALENTINE, JOHN, Boston, freem. 1675.

VALLACK, NICHOLAS, is the name of one wh. at Pemaquid, 1674, sw. fidel. to Mass.

VANDENBOSK, LAWRENCE, Boston, 1685, a Huguenot cleerg. wh. prob. in virtue of his function, had undertaken to solemnize m. perhaps the first ever perform. in Mass. except by a civil officer. He ahd been brot. bef. a tribunal for this enormity, and had promis. "to do no more such things," yet, says Judg Sewall, in Sept. he join. together Giles Sylvesteer and Hannah, wid. of Benjamin Gillam. These were in high life, and Sylvester may have indemnif. the poor min. perhaps by carrying him to his principality at Shelter Island. At least the rev. offender went to N. Y. the same week.

VANE, HENRY, Boston, s. of Sir Henry, came to N. E. 1635, in the Defence, says the writer of an elaborate eulogy on him, Geneal. Reg. II. 127, in wh. he sail. 10 Aug. and arr. 3 Oct. but if he emb. at London, it was prob. 30 days earlier, and Winthrop marks the arr. 6 Oct. at the same time with the Abigail, in wh. his s. the Gov. of Conn. was passeeng. in ten weeks voyage. On the first Sunday of Nov. foll. he join. our ch. bec. freem. 3 Mar. foll. and was the same mo. made a commissnr. for milit. affairs, and at the Gen. Ct. in May next, was chos. Gov. then aged 24 yrs. the youngest man ever raised to that station in Mass. In little more than six mos. he express. a strong wish to go home, as the agitat. of the antinom. controversy had begun with great warmth, anbd tho. the ch. of Boston and that of Braintree would sustain his side, all the others in the Col. were very strong against him. 

Being overrul. in his desire, he was a candid. next May, but fail. in the elect. and was chos. rep. for B. So extreme was the virulence of this theolog. [[vol. 4, p. 365]] quarrel, that in July, when he was invit. by the gov. to dinner, in co. with Lord Ley, heir of the E. of Marlborough, wh. had arr. a few days bef. he refused, "bec. his conscience withheod him," but add. to the incivility by carr. Lord Ley with him over to dine with Samuel Maverick at Noddle's Isl. However, early next mo. he went home, and ever after stood the friend of our people. He was among the chief men in the great civil was, and too conscientious or too ambitious to comply with Cromwell, wh. secur. him in prison as he did so many others of the republican party; yet one of the few after the death of the protector, wh. did not feel the necessity of the restorat. of the monarchy, for wh. he was turned our of the h. as one wh. had not been constant to parliament privileges. 

Maidstone, a sincere commonwealth's man, in his letter to Winthrop writ. but a few weeks bef. the universal outbreak of enthusiasm for Charles II. explains the pleasure of the people at this dishonor to Vane, by add. that he was "unhappy in lying under the most catholik prejudice of any man I know." See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 196. Being exempt from the gen. pardon in the Act. of indemnity, that may well seem bad policy, he was execut. 14 June 1662, after a conviction wh. did not benefit the royal cause, so much as it exalt. the suffer. Nothing in life became him like the losing of it. How faithful adhre. to principle tho. esteem erron. will surely be val. is shown in the history of his descend. The only s. was ennob. by William III. and the rank in the peerage was, for his lineal offspr. 3d Lord Barnard, raised to an Earldom, and he by m. with a Fitzroy (offspr. of that king wh. took off the ancestor's head) had s. created a Duke, with right to quarter the arms of Vane with those of Charles II. 

HENRY, had in Nov. 1644, the fine that at some unkn. time was impos. abated one half by the Court of Mass. on condit. that he sould pay the other half in 2 mos. I find not his resid. JOHN, Portsmouth, R. I. 1639, had gr. of lot of ld. if he would build within a yr. but he may have forfeit.

VANGOODENHAUSEN, SAMUEL, New Haven, where sometimes the first syllab. of the surname was lost, a Dutch trader, m. a 1648, the wid. whose bapt. name is unkn. of the capt. Nathaniel Turner, embark. in that unhappy sh. built at New Haven, and sailing thence Jan. 1646, of wh. Lamberton was master, whose return near two and a half yrs. later in the clouds of heaven, adorns the Magnalia I. 25. Wethere he had ch. by her is not told; but sec. w. he took 11 Nov. 1662, Elizabeth Parris, brot. him Elizabeth b. 22 Feb. 1664; Samuel, 21 Feb. 1666; and John, 4 Mar. 1668. Soon aft. he sold his ho. and ld. that had been Turner's, for wh. he had paid the portions to the heirs, and rem. to New York.

VARLEET, VARLETH or VARLETT, CASPER or JASPER, Hartford 1656, a Dutchman of some conseq. wh. may have liv. there near 30 yrs. [[vol. 4, p. 366]] and d. there, Sept. 1662. He had w. Judith, but she had d. bef. him. We hear little of him, but that he had ch. Nicholas, Mary, Judith, and Jane; was engag. in lawsuit a. some question, had hard work to gain justice. NICHOLAS, Hartford, s. of the preced. connect. as his br.-in-law with Gov. Stuyvesant of N. Y. went into the Dutch serv. 

See Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 387. Mary, sis. of Nicholas m. Johannes Ambeck, and next, 1658, m. Paulus Schrick; but Judith, ano. sis. was imprison. on the preposter, charge of witchery, and the interference of Gov. Stuyvesant of New York was invok. and found effectual. No doubt the precious case report. in the Magnalia VI. cap. 7, as the first instance or example of suffer. by Ann Cole, and her obtain. relief by the flight of some, and the execut. of one poor woman, so torment. by the charges and proofs against her, that she confess. as Mather exults to tell, "that the Devil had frequently carnal knowledge of her," naturally led to freq. recur. of such accusat. Her power of facination was in happier hour suffic. to ensnare her m. with Nicholas Bayard, one of the patrician fam. of the neighbor. province.

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