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

Volume #4
Varney - Vinson

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.

VARNEY, EBENEZER, Dover, s. of Humphrey of the same, m. that Mary, d. of Stephen Otis, wh. had been tak. by the Ind. 1689, had Mary, b. 6 June 1693; Sarah, 10 Nov. 1695; Steephen, 7 Nov. 1697; Abigail, 11 Apr. 1699; John, 15 Jan. 1702; Ebenezr, 21 May 1704; Nathaniel, 17 Mar. 1706; Thomas, 7 Apr. 1708; Judith, 11 Apr. 1710; Samuel, 2 Apr. 1712; Martha, 18 Mar. 1714; and Ann, 6 July 1718. HUMPHREY, Dover, 1659, had first liv. at Gloucester, perhaps s. of William of Ipswich, b. in Eng. m. 2 Jan. or Mar. 1664, Sarah, wid. of Joseph Austin; wh. had been wid. of William Story; and was d. of Elder Edward Starbuck, had John, b. at Nantucket, 5 Sept. 1664, d. at 2 yrs.; Peter, 29 Mar. 1666; Joseph, 8 Oct. 1667; and Abigail, 10 July 1669; beside ano. John an Ebenezer, wh. Mr. Quint thinks may have been of former m. A Bridget V. d. at Gloucester 26 Oct. 1672. JOHN, Dover, s. of the preced. m. 1707, Susanna Otis, but had no ch. 

PETER, Dover, s. of Humphrey, by w. Elizabeth had Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth Hannah, and Peter. THOMAS, Boston 1664, join. Mather's ch. 8 Jan. 1665; by w. Mary, had Lydia, b. 6 Oct. 1672; and John, 1 Dec. 1676, of whose bapt. no acco. is gain. bec. all rec. of them for near 50 yrs. is lost; d. 4 Dec. 1692, leav. wid. Abigail, ch. Martha Smith, Abigail Burnham, with three ch. beside Mercy, perhaps w. of Thomas Choate; Rachel Fellows, Hannah, and Thomas. The wid. d. 1 Mar. 1732, aged 92. THOMAS, Ipswich, perhaps s. of William. WILLIAM, Ipswich, d. 1654 at Salem, leav. wid. Bridget, and ch. all perhaps b. in Eng. Thomas, Humphrey, SArah, wh. m. 11 Nov. 1657, Jeffrey Parsons, and Rachel, w. of William Vincent, or Vinson. The wid. d. Nov. 1672. Oft. the name is Verney. [[vol. 4, p. 367]]

VARNUM, GEORGE, Ipswich, d. 1649, ment. w. in his will of 21 Apr. names only ch. Samuel, and Hannah. SAMUEL, Ipswich 1648 s. of George, by w. Hannah had Abraham, b. 28 Oct. 1659, d. at 5 mos.; Hannah, 22 May 1661; Thomas, 19 Nov. 1662. In 1683 he was 64 yrs. old.

VASSALL, JOHN, Scituate, s. of William, brot. by his f. at the age of 10 in the Blessing 1635, from London, was a lieut. 1652, afterwards a capt. in 1661 sold his est. and went to Jamaica, but in few yrs. was engag. in the settlem. at Cape Fear in N. C. and in 1667 applied for relief here to be sent to hims. and followers. WILLIAM, one of the Assist. of the Gov. and Comp. of the Mass. Bay, nam. in the first Charter by K. Charles, Mar. 1629, of wh. Cradock was first Gov. came next yr. in the fleet with the next Gov. Winthrop but went home in the Lion, the first mo. aft. reach. this shore; came again 1635, in the Blessing, then aged 42, with w. Ann, 42, and ch. Judith, 16; Frances, 12; John, 10; Ann, 6; Margaret, 2; and Mary 1. He sat down only short time at Roxbury, and soon fixed at Scituate, in ano. juridict. and join the ch. of John Lothrop, 28 Nov. 1636. He seems to have differ. from Mass. policy, especially after the triump of the latitudinarians at home, wh. desired freedom of worship; but as he could not bring many to his opinions, went home again in the sh. with Child, Fowle, and perhaps others discontent. as hims. rem. to Barbadoes, there d. bef. 1655. He was s. of John, alderman of London, wh. had gain. high reput. for exertions in organiz. resist. to the Spanish Armada, 1588. 

Mortifying is the ignorance that represents this fam. as coming in the reign of James and Charles I. and that Miss Thomas copied such authority is to be refer. to the opposite of a common error, that unduly magnifies ancient renown. Judith had m. 8 Apr. 1640, Resolved White; Frances n. 16 July 1646, James Adams; and one of the other ds. it is said m. Nicholas Ware in Virginia, wh. was Excor. of his will at Barbadoes. To the w. of Adams, as d. of William Vassall, one of the patentees wh. prob. had rec. nothing for his money advanc. in the first coloniz. our Gen. Ct. 1672, made gr. of 150 acres. His br. Samuel, ano. patentee of Mass. and Assist. nam. by the king in the Charter, was too rich, and much absorb. in the line of his traffic at London, to come to the ld. of the Pilgrims. Seven of this name had been gr. at Harv. 1771. We owe much to Harris's Cambridge Epit. 180, for acco. of the memb. of this honor. fam. in the mid. of last century; Lewis, H. C. 1728; John, H. C. 1732; and William, H. C. 1733; all s. he says, of Leonard; to all of wh. the Catal. of the Univ. gives dates of d. but much more glad. would I hear of Samuel, H. C. 1695, of wh. there can be no doubt, from his positon at the head of the class, that he was of the same stock. [[vol. 4, p. 368]]

VAUGHN, VAHAN, or VAHEN, DANIEL, Newport, s. of John, m. 27 Mar. 1678, Susanna, d. of Samuel Grimes of Plymouth, had John, b. 14 Sept. 1679; Ann, 6 Apr. 1683; Daniel, 17 Mar. 1685; David, 13 Feb. 1687; and Samuel, 17 June 1690. GEORGE, Portsmouth, 1631, sent by Mason the patentee, arr. prob. in Sept. of that yr. and left the country Aug. 1634, for home, whence it is not thot. he ever ret. again. GEORGE, Scituate, m. 1652, Elizabeth Henchman or Hincksman, perhaps d. of Edmund of Marshfield, had Elizabeth; Daniel; John, b. 1658, drown. at 18 yrs.; Mary; and Joseph; and d. 1694, at Middleborough. Mary m. a. 1683, Jonathan Washburn, of Bridgewater. GEORGE, Greenwich 1687 in the Narraganset cavalry, was s. of John, m. 26 July 1680, Margaret Spink, d. perhaps of Robert, had George, b. 19 Apr. 1682; David, 29 Apr. 1683; Mary, 28 Feb. 1685; Christopher, 29 Apr. 1686; Abigail, 24 Feb. 1689; and Robert, 7 Mar. 1691. GEORGE, Portsmouth, s. of William of the same, m. Mary, d. of Andrew Belcher, wh. d. 3 Feb. 1700, 3 days aft. b. of a d. wh. soon d. and next 9 Jan. he m. Elizabeth d. of Robert Eliot of Newcastle, had Sarah, b. 8 Feb. 1702; William, 12 Sept. 1703, H. C. 1722; Margaret, 21 Aug. 1705, d. soon; George, 2 July, 1706; Elizabeth 8 Oct. 1707; Abigail, 11 Mar. 1709; Eliot, 12 Apr. 1711; Mary, 26 Apr. 1713; and Jane, 27 Dec. 1714; was lieut.-gov. betw. 2 and 3 yrs. and d 20 Nov. 1725. 

JOHN, Watertown 1633, may be consid. the same wh. was in 1634, fin. 20s. but discharg. of it in 1638, and in 1640 again subject to animadvers. when the Ct. order him to m. a girl, and take care of his ch. by her; and he is no more heard of at W. JOHN of Newport 1638, was among the freem. in 1655, and by w. Gillian had John, b. 19 Apr. 1644; Davy, 19 July 1646; George, 20 Oct. 1650; Daniel, 27 Apr. 1653; and Mary, 3 July 1658. JOSEPH, Middleborough, s. of George of the same, by the title ens. Joseph, had John, b. 8 Sept. 1692; Mary, 6 Oct. 1694; Josiah, 2 Feb. 1699; and Joanna, 26 Jan. 1702. WILLIAM, Newport, one of the founders of the Bapt. ch. there 1644, says Calender 63; but bef. or aft. was of Providence, yet is on the list of freem. 1655, of N. m. Frances, wid. of Jeremiah Clarke, and Backus II. 160 informs, that on format. of a 2nd ch. there, he was made min. 1677. WILLIAM, Portsmouth, b. prob. in Wales, came from London, m. 8 Dec. 1668, Margaraet, d. of Richard Cutt, had Eleanor, b. 5 Mar. 1670; Mary, 6 Mar. 1672; Cutt, 9 Mar. 1674; George 13 Apr. 1676, H. C. 1696; Bridget, 2 July 1678; Margaret, 20 or 30 Dec. 1680; Abigail, 5 May 1683; and Elizabeth 26 Apr. 1686. His w. d. 22 Jn. 1692. He was freem. 1669, under the jurisdict. of Mass. made 1672 lieut. of the cavalry under capt. Robert Pike, a counsel. of the Prov. of N. H. aft. the separat. from Mass. and Ch. J. of the Sup. Ct. d. 1719. Of his ds. Eleanor m. 6 Feb. 1693, Richard Waldron; Mary m. perhaps -------------- Thing; [[vol. 4, p. 369]] Bridget m. Nathaniel Gerrish; Margaret m. --------- Chambers of Charlestown; Abigail m. Richard Shannon; and Elizabeth m. ------------ Moulton.

VAULSTONE or VALSTON, THOMAS, Providence 1645, was of Newport among freem. 1655.

VEAZEY, VESEY, VEESIE or VEAZIE, GEORGE, Dover 1659. ROBERT, Watertown 1636, had Mary, or more prob. left that wid. whose name is once spell. Fewzie and one Pheza, wh. m. 24 Sept. 1650, George Packhurst the younger, as his sec. w. SOLOMON, Braintree, s. of William of the same, m. 23 Nov. 1680, Elizabeth d. of Martin Saunders. WILLIAM, Braintree, freem. 10 May 1643, call. Phese, was one of the petitnrs. injuriously encourage. in 1645, by our governm. to settle on Gorten's ls. m. 1644, Elinor d. of Rev. William Tompson, had Hannah, b. 18 Mar. 1645; William, 6 Oct. 1647; Solomon, 11 May 1650; Elizabeth 13 Oct. 1653; Samuel, 24 Aug. 1656; Ellen, 4 May 1659; Abigail; Mehitable, 17 Feb. 1666; and Mercy 20 Jan. 1670. He d. 16 June 1681; and his wid. m. John French as his sec. w. (under a contract witness. by her bros. Samuel and Benjamin, 8 July 1683, of wh. the details will repay the trouble of turn. to Geneal. Reg. XII. 353) and d. 23 Apr. 1711, aged 84. Hannah, m. 26 Feb. 1666, John Greenleaf; Ellen m. 20 Feb. 1682, Stephen Paine; Abigail m. 25 Mar. 1680, Thomas Thayer; Mehitable m. Josiah Fisher of Dedham, outliv. him and d. 18 May 1741; and Mercy, m. 24 Apr. 1690, John Ruggles. His will of 3 June, pro. 27 July foll. names w. and seven ch. I supposee Rev. William, H. C. 1693, wh. took an A. M. at Oxford, and was Episcop. ord. min. for New York; as also, John, H. C. 1700, whose d. 3 July 1707, is lament. by Seweall in his Diary, as of "a young hopeful min." were gr. ch. of this William.  WILLIAM, Braintree 1673, s. of the preced.

VENN, THOMAS, was s. of John, one of the orig. patentees, and nam. Assist. in the royal chart. and come over in 1644, to claim the sh. of ld. for money put into the com. stock. by his f. but he was req. to show his authority from him.

VENNER, THOMAS, Salem, a wine-cooper, adm. of the ch. 25 Feb. 1638, and freem. next mo. had Thomas, bapt. 16 May 1641; rem. to Boston there, had Ann, bapt. in Wilson's ch. 2 Feb. 1645, a. 18 days old, was of ar. co. that yr. and in 1648 was one of sev. wh. ask. of the governm. to make a corporat. of coopers, went home to London, bef. 1656, and was a great fifth monarchy man. aft. the restorat. in 1660, attempt. to renew the anarchy and bring in k. Jesus to drive out Charles Stuart, and with a small number as wild as hims. rais. insurrect. in the streets of London with very trifling effect, was execut. Jan. 1661, tho. assert. to be invulnerab. [[vol. 4, p. 370]]

VENTRIS, VENTERUS or VENETROOS, MOSES, Farmington, freem. 1651, m. 14 Jan. 1647, Mary Graves, d. perhaps of Thomas, perhaps of George, had Sarah, b. a. 1649; and Grace, a. 1652, both bapt. July 1653; Moses, bapt. 18 Feb. 1655; and Mary, 21 Feb. 1657; and he d. a. 1697, his inv. being of 12 Apr. in that yr. tho. his will is of 1693. Sarah m. John Brownson; Grace m. Smuel Blakesley; and Moses and Mary d. unm. WILLIAM, Farmington, may have been br. of th preced. freem. 1654, or 1657, liv. at Haddam 1669, was serg. in 1675, had Mary, b. 20 Oct. 1654; William, 28 Jan. 1656; John, 8 Dec. 1657; Moses, bapt. 17 Nov. 1661; and Susanna, of wh. perhaps the first two d. young. He d. 2 July 1701, aged 78, in his will of Mar. 1700, names w. Elizabeth wh. was not his first w. and ch. John, Moses, and Susanna Brainard, perhaps w. of sec. Daniel.

VERDEN, JOHN, Marblehead, m. 2 Dec. 1669, a Masters, whether wid. or maid. is unkn. had Mary, b. 14 Nov. 1672; John, 5 Feb. 1674; and Elizabeth 10 July 1675.

VERE, VEARE, or VIER, EDWARD, Wethersfield 1640, d. 1645, in his will of 19 July of that yr. names no relat. had little to give.

VERGOOSE, ISAAC, Boston, 1662, s. of Peter, by w. Mary, d. of Jonathan Balstone, had Isaac, b. 5 May 1669, d. soon; Jonathan 25 July 1670; Mary, 22 May 1672; Susanna, 3 May 1674, d. young; Peter, 17 Feb. 1678; John, 26 July 1682; Prudence, 21 Apr. 1684; Susanna, again, 5 May 1686, d. soon; Hannah, 8 Mar. 1688; Lydia, 19 May 1690. His w. d. that yr. aged 42, and hee m. 5 July 1696, d. soon; Isaac; Ann, a. d. of William of Charlestown, had Elizabeth b. 5 July 1692, Elizabeth Foster, perhaps Elizabeth again, 27 May 1694; Ann, 1 July 1696, d. soon; Isaac; Ann, a. 1703; and Peter, 7 July 1708; and d. 29 Nov. 1710, aged 73. His will of 9 May preced. takes notice of 3 ch. by his former w. viz. John, Prudence, and Hannah, and gr.ch. Mary Boyce, and the 4 ch. by the present w. made Extrix. This is the same name with Goose, and sometimes is Vertigoose. 

PETER, Boston 1659, is the same as Fergoose, had Isaac, the preced. b. prob. in some other place, perhaps at or near Norwich in Co. Norfk, and very likely to be younger than Peter (left at home, wh. never came that is kn. or at least was there resid. when his mo. made her will) and Susanna; and he d. a. Dec. 1667. His wid. Susanna was admx. and liv. may yrs.; in her will of 23 Dec. 1681, pro. 29 Jan. 1685, names her s. Peter in Eng. d. Susanna Rainsford, w. of John, and then recently dec. give to her eldest ch. Elizabeth £20, and to John, Mary Shute, Susanna, Edward, Hannah, and Nathan, ea. £5; and the same sum to Jonathan, Mary, Isaac, and unb. ch. of Mary, her s. Isaac's w.

VERIN, VEREN, or VERING, HILLIARD or HILLYER, Salem, s. of Philip, bapt. at Salisbury, Eng. 3 Mar. 1622, came prob. with his f. 1635, m. 12 Apr. 1641, Mary Conant, niece of Roger, but whose d. is unkn. had Mary, b. 15 Feb. 1642, and Deliverancee, 23 Feb. 1645, both bapt. [[vol. 4, p. 371]] 28 Mar. 1647; Hillard, Apr. bapt. 27 May 1649; Dorcas, bapt. 1 Mar. 1652; Sarah, 23 Apr. 1654; Abigail, 21 Oct. 1655; but sev. of these (how many may be hard to ascert.) were prob. ch. of his w. Dorcas. He was ens. 1664, and clk. or reg. of probate. collector of the port, 1679, d. 20 Dec. 1683. Dorcas m. 21 Feb. 1672, Timothy Hicks, and d. Jan. foll.; Sarah m. 9 Dec. 1673, Deliverance Parkman; Abigail m. 25 Nov. 1678, Benjamin Marston. HILLIARD, Salem, s. of the preced. m. 4 May 1670, Hannah, d. of Walter Price of the same, perhaps had ch. was a merch. and d. at Barbadoes a. 1680. JOHN, Boston, m. 12 June 1660, Mary, d. of James Wiseman, had John, b. 11 July 1661; Thomas, 15 Oct. 1663; James, 14 Mar. 1665; Mercy, 8 Jan. 1668; Joseph, 12 Mar. 1669; Benjamin, 19 Aug. 1673; and Mary, 20 May 1683; and by w. Penelope, as it seems to me, the same man had Mehitable, 25 Feb. 1687. Yet a hesitat. arises, bec. the rec. of Maine shows, that one John Vering is among those wh. on the W. side of Kennebec riv. sw. alleg. to Charles II. 8 Sept. 1665. 

JOSHUA, Salem, came in the James from Southampton, call. in the clearance, a roper of Salisbury, Co. Wilts, was a favorer of Roger Williams, went to Providence 1637, and his w. made some trouble there, came back, and in few yrs. he foll. her. JOSHUA, Salem, s. of Philip, m. and prob. had a fam. Yet no ch. is ment. in his will of 15 May 1695, pro. Dec. foll. wh. however gives pt. of his prop. to childr. of his cous. Lindall, and pt. to childr. of cous. Mary Williams, wid. of Samuel. He d. at Barbadoes. NATHANIEL, Salem, b. in Eng. br. of the preced. bapt. 6 Apr. 1623, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 1648, and prob. others, bef. of aft. or both. Mary m. 7 or 27 Feb. 1673, Timothy Lindall. PHILIP, Salem, br. prob. of the first Joshua, came 1635, arr. at Boston, in the James from Southampton, in the ship's clearance call. "a roper," late of New Sarum, or the city of Salisbury, as in mod. times we designate it, bring. w. Dorcas, and ch. perhaps all b. in Eng. Philip, Nathaniel, Hilliard, and Joshua, yet possib. one or more were b. here, for he had sec. w. Jane, wh. join. the ch. 1640; was freem. 2 Sept. 1635, but twenty yrs. later was imprison. as a Quaker. 

PHILIP, Salem, eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. bapt. Mar. 1619, her adm. of the ch. 3 Jan. 1641; was freem. 2 June foll.; by w. Joanna, wh d. 30 Aug. 1664, had Bethia, bapt. 14 Nov. 1641; Dorcas, 16 Apr. 1643; Philip, 23 Mar. 1645; Hannah; Adoniram; Mary, b. 20 Aug. 1659, d. under 3 yrs.; and Deliverance, 11 Nov. 1661, d. same yr. He was a wheelwright.

VEREMAES, or VERMAYES, BENJAMIN, Boston, s. prob. of the wid. Alice V. of Salem, freem. 18 May, but he belong. to Salem ch. m. by Yarmouth rec. 15 June, but by other rec. 21 Dec. 1648, Mercy, eldest d. of Gov. William Bradford, and rem. to Plymouth. MARK, Salem 1638, adm. of the ch. 22 Sept. 1639, freem. 13 May foll. when the name [[vol. 4, p. 372]] appears Formais, and in my opin. is the same as that call. Hermayes in Essex. Inst. II. 15. He was, I guess, s. of that wid. Alice V. of Salem, whose d. Abigail was adm. of the ch. there 1640, and m. Edward Hutchinson, aft. being wid of Robert Button of Boston. See the will of Alice V. 8 Feb. 1656 in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 277, in wh. Hutchinson is nam. Excor. but neither Benjamin nor Mark is found. She d. the next day.

VERNON, DANIEL, Kingstown, R. I. m. Ann, wid. of a Dyer, prob. William or Henry, and d. of the sec. Edward Hutchinson. In 1686 he was appoint. marshall of the Narraganset region that had been injuriously claim. by Conn. and was now call. the Kings's Province, but subject to R. I. but he had been bef. town clk. and constable. FRANCIS, Medfield, had gr. of 200 acres in 1658, was of Boston 1663, and sold in 1673 his est. at M.

VERY, BENJAMIN, Salem, s. of Samuel the first of the same, m. Jemima, d. of Joseph Newhall of Lynn, had Samuel. b. 1699; Ruth; Joseph; Benjamin; all bapt. 1704; Jemima; Keziah; Ephraim; Isaac; and Daniel. ISAAC, Salem, br. of the preced. of wh. nothing is kn. but that he m. 1717, and his w. was Mary. JOHN, Salem, br. of the preced. by w. Hannah had John, Hannah, Abigail, and Desire. JONATHAN, Salem, br. of the preced. m. 1718, Mary, d. of James Symonds, had Mary, Abigail, Elizabeth Martha, Bethia, and Jonathan. JOSEPH, Salem, br. of the preced. d. bef. mid. age. Inv. of his prop. bears date 23 May 1694. Samuel, Salem, s. of Bridget, a wid. wh came from Eng. where he was b. a. 1619, by w. Alice, d. of John Woodis, Woodhouse, or Woodice, had Samuel; Eliz; Sarah; Thomas; John, b. 1 May 1659; all rememb. in the will of gr. f. W. in that yr.; Joseph, 25 June 1661, d. at 2 yrs.; Isaac, 14 June 1663; Joseph, again. 13 Nov. 1664; Hannah, 22 Jan. 1667; Mary, 21 Mar. 1669; Benjamin; and Jonathan. All the eleven liv. ch. are ment. with w. Hannah m. 1695, William Beans; Mary, m. 1697, Jonathan Marsh; and Elizabeth and Sarah call. by names of h. John Nurse and James Cook respective. His mo. the bapt. name of whose first h. is unkn. m. Edward Giles, a. 1636, and in her will after his d. made 14 Jan. 1669, pro. 30 Nov. 1680, gives her prop. to two s. Samuel, and Thomas, to d. Mary, w. of Thomas Cutler, and to her s. Eleazer Giles, bapt. 1640, and his br. John 1645. SAMUEL, Salem, s. perhaps eldest of the preced. left two s. Samauel, b. 1683; and John; with wid. Abigail, perhaps d. of John Woodin of Ipswich, to ret. inv. of his est. 20 Sept. 1697. 

THOMAS, Gloucester. younger br. of the first Samuel, b. in Eng. a. 1626, m. 6 July 1650, Hannah, d. of Thomas Giles, had Ephraim, b. 1651; Hannah, 1653; Bridget, 1654; Thomas, 1656; Samuel, 16 June 1659; Abigail, 1661; Edward, 16 Jan. 1663; Elizabeth 15 Feb. 1666; and Francis, 8 Feb. 1668; and d. 1694. Hannah [[vol. 4, p. 373]] m. 9 Nov. 1669, Bartholomew Foster; and Abigail m. 12 Dec. 1682 Ralph Andrews. The name was not perpet. At G. THOMAS, Marblehead, s. prob. of the first Samuel, serv. in Philip's war, and rec. a wound. not cared in Feb. 1680, when the Ct. made him gr. of £6. m. 28 Mar. 1681, Elizabeth Procter, had Thomas, b. 25 May foll. acc. Essex Inst. III. 237; Elizabeth; Jonathan; Joseph; and Alice.

VICARS, VICKERS or VICARY, EDWARD, New Haven 1670, d. 1684. had w. Hannah and perhaps ch. GEORGE, Hull 1650, had been of Marblehead, as early as 1637, m. Rebecca, d. of David Phippeny, and perpet, the name, was in capt. Johnson's comp. in Philip's war. ISAAC, Hull, perhaps s. of the preced. was frem. 1680. ISRAEL, Hull 1675, perhaps br. of the preced. JONATHAN, Hull, perhaps br. of the preced. freem. 1678. ROGER, Scarborough, wh. with others sign. the declarat. 4 July 1663, of loyalty to the k. yet wish. not to quarrel with Mass. SETH, by Farmer made freem. at Hull 1680, is a mistake.

VIGERS, or VIGARS, THOMAS, Hartford, limeburner, call. 35 yrs. old in 1685. Perhaps he was Dutch, and the name may be the same as Vicars.

VINAL, JOHN and STEPHEN, Scituate 1640-1668, were perhaps ch. of Ann, wh. d. 6 Oct. 1664. Mary, prob. her d. m. Apr. 1646, Isaac Chittenden of Scituate. Of John, the gr.st. tells, that he d. 21 Aug. 1698, aged 62; but no more is heard of him, exc. that he m. 1664, Elizabeth d. of Rev. Nicholas Baker. STEPHEN, Scituate, m. 26 Feb. 1662, Mary Baker, d. of Rev. Nicholas, had Mary, b. 29 Nov. foll.

VINCENT, ADRIAN, a passeng. in the Mary and John from London 1634, but we hear no more of him. HUMPHREY, Cambridge 1634, rem. to Ipswich bef. 1638, when he had gr. of ld. d. 3 Dec. 1664, seems, by his will, to have left no fam. nor much est. *JOHN, Lynn, rem. to Sandwich at its early settlem. was liv. there 1663, rep in 1639 and six yrs. aft. JOHN, New Haven 1639, had Hannah, bapt. 28 Mar. 1647; and John, 8 Oct. 1648; d. 1659, leav. w. Rebecca wh. d. 1679, in her will of 23 Jan. 1677, gives to childr. of d. Hannah, w. of Ebenezer Brown, all her est. so that we may conclude that John d. young. NICHOLAS, Manchester 1679, was b. a. 1612. PHILIP, a gent. of anc. fam. b. at Frisby, near Coningsborough in the S. of Yorksh. bred at Peterhouse, Cambridge Univ. was s. of Richard of Elizabeth d. of Thomas Rokeby, a fam. of distinct. in that Co. bapt. 23 Nov. 1600. His f. mo. and sis. Jane, all d. June 1617. Aft. ordin. he was present. to a living in Surrey, wh. he resign. Aug. 1629, and aft. the d. of his w. next yr. went upon travels in various and distant countries, visit. Guiana, but came to N. E. when the Pequot war had begun, seems to have partaken in active serv. and aft. its terminat. went home, and publ. at London 1638, "The true relat. of the late battle fought in N. E. betw. the Eng. [[vol. 4, p. 374]] and the Pequot salvages" of wh. reprint. may be seen in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. 29. Biogr. notice of him, writ. with admir. felicity of research, by Rev. Joseph Hunter, is giv. in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 86. 

WILLIAM, Salem, with w. whose name is not found, join. the ch. 1650, but as Felt I. 176 makes him to be a freem. aft. 1635, I cannot doubt that the sound and spelling Vincen, justify my calling him Vinson, as below. But the adm. as freem. was on 10 May 1643. WILLIAM, New London, had prob. liv. at Gloucester, there m. Rachel, d. of William Varney; did not improve the grant made him at N. L. in 1651, but was of Providence in May 1666, when he engag. his alleg. to Charles II. and m. 31 May 1670, Priscilla, d. of William Carpenter, perhaps as sec. w. and by a former one may have had Joanna wh. m. John Sheldon. It hardly seems possib. however, with every readiness to acknowl. the migrat. habits of our people, even in the earliest days, to admit this man to be the same as preced.

VINE, WILLIAM, Charlestown, by w. Elizabeth d. of Richard Harrington, m. 15 Oct. 1674, wh. join. the ch. 10 June 1677, had Elizabeth bapt. that day; and William, 19 June 1681.

VINES, RICHARD, Saco, had, in explorat. for Sir Ferdinando Gorges, very early visit. our coast. Belkn. thinks bef. 1615, but prob. made no perman. settlem. bef. 1636, tho. his name is forged as a witness to the deed of 17 May 1629, pretend. to be made by sev. Ind. chiefs to Rev. John Wheelwright, when he was in Eng. and Vines may well be thot. to be there too. He was much esteem. in the Col. and dept.-gov. in 1644; one of the very earliest travel. to the White mountains, wh. he visit. in the last week of Aug. 1642, was by the people chos. dept. gov. "for our peace and safety" in Oct. 1645, and rem. to Barbadoes in 1646. WILLIAM, Charlestown 1677.

VINING, BENJAMIN, Salem, s. of William of Portsmouth, was collector of the port, but rem. to Salem, N. J. there d. 5 Sept. 1735, leav. s. John, wh. in Delaware, was speaker of the ho. ch. just. and chancellor, f. of John, a disting. mem. of Cong. early under the new Consitut. JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Mary, d. of Philip Read, had John, b. 15 Apr. 1662; Mary, 18 Juen 1664; Thomas, 30 Oct. 1667; Samuel, 2 Feb. 1670; Jane, 7 July 1672; Margaret, 19 Mar. 1682; and Benjamin, 22 July 1684; perhaps others; was freem. 1666. Jane m. 1694, Jacob Turner; and next 1729, Samuel Allen. JOHN, Weymouth, s. prob. of the preced. by w. Naomi, had John, b. 17 Jan. 1688; and Mary, 25 Mar. 1690. WILLIAM, Portsmouth, had Benjamin, b. a. 1683.

VINSON, JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Sarah, had John, b. 28 July 1675; Ebenezer, 26 Mar. 1684; John, 8 Nov. 1697; and Thomas, 20 Aug. 1699, perhaps more. Nicholas, in Farmer's MS is call. of Mass. but no [[vol. 4, p. 375]] more is ment. except that he was b. 1624. THOMAS, Martha's Vineyard, acc. incoher. tradit. was one of the first four sett. there, but I doubt the whole story. WILLIAM, Gloucester, freem. 10 May 1643, by w. Sarah, wh. d. 4 Feb. 1660, had Sarah; and Hannah, both bef. he was at G.; Elizabeth b. 16 May, 1644; John, 15 May 1648; William, 1651, wh. d. 9 Dec. 1675; and Richard 1658, wh. d. young; was selectman 1646; but rem. some yrs. later to New London. He m. sec. w. 10 June 1661, Rachel Cooke, had Thomas, b. 1 Apr. 1662, wh. d. at 14 yrs.; and Abigail, 1668; d. 17 Sept. 1690, and his wid. d. 15 Feb. 1707. Sarah m. 11 Nov. 1657, Jeffery Parsons; and Hannah m. 8 Oct. 1664, William Ellery. Perhaps this name is often Vincent.

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