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

Volume #4
Wait - Wales 

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.

WAITE, WAIT, or WAIGHT, ALEXANDER, in 1637 was whip. for sell. powder to Ind. BRENJAMIN, Hatfield 1663, sw. alleg. 8 Feb. 1679, was serg. k. by the Ind. and Fr. in surpr. of Deerfield, to whose relief he hasted, 29 Feb. 1704. He m. 8 June 1670, Martha, d. of John Leonard of Springfield, had Mary, b. 25 Feb. 1672; Martha, 1673; Sarah 1675; on 19 Sept. 1677 the mo. and the three ch. were tak. by the Ind. (when his ho. with those of others was burn.) to Canada, where she had Canada, [[vol. 4, p. 383]] a d. 22 Jan. 1678; and next yr. all came back. She next had John, 17 Jan. 1680; Joseph, 17 July 1682, d. young; Jeremiah, 24 Sept. 1684; and Joseph, again, 11 Nov. 1688. His good est. was div. soon aft. his d. when the d. Martha is not ment. Mary, the eldest d. m. 4 Dec. 1690, Ebenezer Wells; Sarah m. John Belding; and Canada m. 15 Dec. 1696, Joseph Smith. 

GAMALIEL, Boston, call. serv. to our br. Edward Hutchinson, on join, the ch. 15 Dec. 1633, was freem. 4 Mar. 1635, but, for too easy recept. of Mrs. Hutchinsons's errors, disarm. 1637; by w. Grace had Moses, bapt. 3 Sept. 1637, d. at 6 mos.; Grace, b. 10, Bapt. 20 Jan. 1639; Moses, again, bapt. 23 Aug. 1640, as the ch. rec. tells, tho. that of the town pretends he was not b. bef. Sept. yet it may be more trustworthy in ment. of his d. Sept. of next yr.; Samuel, bapt. 7 Nov. 1641; Deborah, bapt. 21 Jan. 1644, a. 4 days old; and Barry adds John, wh. would otherwise be unkn. to me. He had, also, Gamaliel, bapt. 17 Nov. 1650, was a fisherman, and on that score prayed, in 1657, exempt. from train. in the milit. gave in 1674 ld. on Long isl. in our habor to s. John; and d. 9 Dec. 1685 in 87 yr. says his neighbor Judge Sewall in his Diary where he delights to add, "lately had sev. new teeth." 

GEORGE, Providence, bef. 1646. JEREMIAH, Hatfield, s. of Benjamin of the same, m. 1706, Mary Graves, had Benjamin, b. 1707; Mary, 1708; Nathan, 1711; Gad; Reuben; Simeon; and Miriam; all liv. whenthe f. d. *JOHN, Charlestown, of the ch. 15 Jan. 1647, liv. in Malden, freem. 1647, was a strenuous support. in 1651 of Rev. Marmaduke Matthews, and was fin. for his contumac. opposition to authority, m. perhaps a d. of Joseph Hills, had Samuel, b. 11 Oct. 1650; Mary 31 Aug. 1652, d. at 15 yrs.; Hannah, 9 Sept. 1656; Mehitable, 15 Sept. 1658; Thomas, 1 Sept. 1660; and Rebecca, 22 Nov. 1662; John, perhaps, and Joseph, may have been elder; was town clk. 1662; rep. 1666-84 every yr. and this last was speaker; but next yr. by reason of age and blindness excus. on his petitn. from further serv. as capt. in wh. place he had many yrs. serv. d. 26 Sept. 1693, aged 75. He left wid. Sarah, wh. d. 13 Jan. 1708, aged 81; but his first w. prob. mo of his ch. was Mary. Hannah, m. 11 Oct. 1676, William Bucknam; Mehitable m. John Portman; and Rebecca m. Jonathan Tufts. JOHN, Ipswich 1646, d. Dec. 1665. 

JOHN, Watertown, s. of Richard of the same, m. 13 Jan. 1664, Mary, eldest d. of George Woodward of the same, had John, b. May 1665, d. in few mos.; Mary, 9 Oct. 1666; Rachel; John, again, 27 Dec. 1669; Sarah, 26 Oct. 1672; Amos, 4 Jan. 1680; and Rebecca; and he d. prob. 1691, for in Oct. of that yr. admin. of his est. was giv. to wid. Mary and s. John. His wid. d. 23 Aug. 1718. JOHN, Malden, s. prob. of John of the same, was call. to sw. alleg. Dec. 1674, had m. 4 or 12 June preced. Sarah Mussey, perhaps d. of Benjamin of the same; and ano. JOHN of Malden, [[vol. 4, p. 384]] perhaps, m. 4 June 1675, Sarah Parker, as is thot. JOHN, Boston, perhaps s. of Richard of the same, was one of the witness. to the will of Gov. Leverett. 

JOHN, Hatfield, eldest s. of Benjamin the brave soldier, m. 1702, Mary, perhaps d. of Daniel Belding of the same, had John, b. 1703; Martha, 1706; Mary, 1708; Lydia, 1710, d. soon; Lydia, again, 1712; Sarah; Benjamin, 1718; Eunice; Eleanor, 1722; aand Elisha, 1725. JONATHAN, Northampton, d. June 1696. JOSEPH, Malden, s. of capt. John, prob. call. to sw. alleg. at the same time with him, m. 12 July 1678, Hannah, d. of Thomas Oakes of Cambridge, as his wid. on m. with Samuel Hayward of M. had tak. her d. with her, had Joseph, and Thomas. For sec. w. he m. 24 Oct. or Dec. 1688, Mercy, d. of the first Peter Tufts, had Peter, b. 20 Jan. 1690; and Jonathan, 24 Feb. 1692; was freem. 1690. His wid. m. a Jenkins. JOSEPH, Watertown, s. of Richard of the same, m. Ruhamah, d. of William Hagar of the same, ahd Ruhamah, wh. d. 1714, aged 38, it is said; William, b. 1769; John, 1692, d. soon; and Joseph, 1695. He rem. to Marlborough; but whether bef. during or aft. Philip's war may be quite diffic. to determine, tho. in Oct. 1675, he was there in garrison. 

JOSEPH, Hatfield, youngest s. of the brave soldier Benjamin of the same, m. 1713, Hannah Billings, had Moses, b. 1714; and Hannah, 1716. His w. d. that yr. and he m. 1720, Mary Warner, had Rhoda, 1721; David, 1722; Martha, 1724; Lucy, 1727; Mary, 1730; and ano. whose name is no kn. RETURN, Boston, s. of Richard of the same, ar. co. 1662, was an officer of governm. a serg. in regular pay 1674-81, had import. part of the show at Gov. Leverett's funer. Mar. 1679. RICHARD, Boston, tailor, br. of Gamaliel, adm. of the ch. 28 Aug. 1634, freem. 9 Mar. 1637, by w. Elizabeth had Joseph, wh. d. 20 Nov. 1651, aged 14 yrs.; Isaac, b. 9 Aug. 1638, d. soon, of wh. I find neither brot. to bapt. perhaps bec. he was serv. as serg. in the Pequot war; for wh. in later days he obt. gr. of 300 acres, yet held fast by the deadly heresies of Mrs. Hutchinson, and was therefore in Nov. 1637 compel. to surrender his arms to better believer, and was in Jan. 1639, subject. to maledict. by the ch. for tak. a portion of buckskin leather to make gloves, so that the next ch. Return, 8 July foll. was next Sunday bapt. in right of its mo., wh. had come from the ch. of Newbury, says our rec. The next ch. was Hannah, b. 14 Sept. 1641, Barry tells from the town rec. wh. to me seems wrong, bec. the ch. to the good will of wh. he was restor. shows rec. of the bapt. 12th of that mo. declares she was 6 days old; next, Nathaniel, bapt. 5 Nov. 1643, a. 11 days old; Mary, b. 25, bapt. 22 Feb. 1646, a. 6 days old; Samuel, bapt. 9 July 1648, a. 20 days old; and Elizabeth 17 Nov. 1650. 

Barry supplies a sec. w. Rebecca, wh. brought John 1 Nov. 1653, prob. d. soon' Richard, 1658; John, again, 9 Feb. 1660; and Abigail. He [[vol. 4, p. 385]] was marshall or sheriff of the Col. 1653, and was entrust, next yr. as messeng. to the Ind. His will was pro. 1680, by his br. Gamaliel, Excor. RICHARD, Watertown, by w. Mary had Stephen, b. 27 Feb. 1638, d. in few days; John, 6 May 1639; Thomas, 3 Mar. 1642; and Joseph; and d. 16 Jan. 1669, aged 60; and the two elder s. gave their mo. all the st. to bring up Joseph. His wid. d. 1678, aged a. 72. RICHARD, Springfield, took o. of alleg. 31 Dec. 1678. or next day, was on serv. in Philip's war, and when lieut. Thomas Cooper was slain by the Ind. was badly wound. for wh. in 1680 the governm. reliev. him from poll tax. SAMUEL, Wickford 1674, may, by w. Alice, have had Joseph, b. 1697; George, 1699; Samuel, 1701; Benjamin, 1702; Martha; and John, 1708; unless a later SAMUEL, perhaps s. at North Kingstown had these ch. SAMUEL, Malden, s. of capt. John had w. Mehitable, d. of the first William Bucknam, was freem. 1690, and d. 17 Sept, 1720. THOMAS, Ipswich, perhaps s. of John of the same, was serg. 1664, had John, b. 11 Dec. 1658; and was liv. 1678. 

THOMAS, Portsmouth, R. I. 1639, was among the freem. 1655, and of him I learn no more but that he had d. Mary wh. m. 5 Apr. 1676, Joseph Anthony of the same. THOMAS, Watertown, s. of Richard of the same, by w. Sarah, had Richard, b. 29 Jan. 1675, d. at 15 yrs.; Phebe, 26 July 1676; Thomas, 7 Mar. 1678; John, 16 Feb. 1681, d. at 10 yrs.; Joseph, 4 Feb. 1683; Sarah, 13 Jan. 1688; Mary, 20 Jan. 1690; Richard, again, 25 June 1691; and Abigail, 3 Dec. 1697; and he d. 3 Jan. 1723, and his wid. d. 17 Jan. 1744, aged 91, or by ch. rec. only 89. WILLIAM, Northampton, sw. alleg. 8 Feb. 1679, m. 1681, Sarha, d. of Enos Kingsley, had William b. Aug. 1682; Sarah, 18 Apr. 1687; John, Aug. 1689. His w. d. 22 Jan. 1691, and he m. 29 July 1691 or 2, Ann, d. of John Webb jr. had Joseph, b. a. 1693; Ann, Jan. 1695; Jonathan, 1696, d. very soon; Mary, 17 Feb. 1698; Abigail; Jonathan, again, 18 Mar. 1703; Thankful, 27 Jan. 1706; Samuel, 19 Jan. 1708; Jemima, 13 Dec. 1709; Noah, 20 Feb. 1712; and Experience, 3 Mar. 1715; and d. 6 Feb. 1732. His wid. d. 7 Oct. 1748. Who was his f. or whence he came to N. is unkn.

WAKE, WILLIAM, Salem, was by our Court, in 1640, advis. to go home to his w. but seems not to have complied, and was frequent. fined for his disregard until he d. 1654; but from his will of 17 Apr. in that yr. seems to have left no ch. exc. Catharine, and beside ment. only br. John, both in Eng.

WAKEFIELD, JOHN, Salem 1638, may have been next yr. of Plymouth, and aft. at Wells, where he was of gr. jury 1656. He m. prob. Elizabeth wid. of Edmund Littlefield. JOHN, Watertown 1646, may bef. and aft. have been of New Haven, there by w. Ann had Hannah, bapt. 29 Dec. [[vol. 4, p. 386]] 1644; Mary, 24 Aug. 1645; and Martha, b 19 Apr. bapt. 19 May 1650, prob. for the date in Geneal. Reg. IX. 363, is, manifestly, wrong for Sunday. So is, perhaps, ano. ch. Mary, as if he had two of that name, bapt. three days apart, when only one of them could be Sunday. He d. 1660, leav. wid. and three ds. The wid. m. 17 Oct. 1661, James Clark of New Haven, and d. 1695. Hannah m. 1662, as his sec. w. Edward Grannis; Mary m. 27 Oct. 1663, Ebenezer Dibble, and next, 15 June 1677, James Hillier; and Martha m. 21 Oct. 1668, Nicholas Buckland. 

JOHN, Boston, had Elizabeth wh. m. 20 Aug. 1660 Joseph Frost, and perhaps rem. the same yr. to Edgartown, but he may have been the one, wh. at Wells. 1653, submit. to the jurisdict. of Mass. JOHN, Boston, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Deliverance, had Deliverance, b. 8 Sept. 1664; Ann, 2 Sept. 1666; John, 27 Jan. 1669; Samuel, 1 May 1674, prob. d. soon; and Samuel, again, 15 Jan. 1678; was, I suppose, that householder in 1695, wh. d. 1703. His will of 18 Oct. 1698, prob. 14 Mary. 1704, gave all to w. Deliverance for her life with power, on few occassions bestowed, to div. among his ch. at her pleasure. OPBADIAH, Boston, join. Mather's ch. June 1682,and was adm. freem. Feb. foll. had w. Susanna, and ch. Obadiah, b. 4 May 1674, d. soon; Obadiah, again, 1 Nov. 1677; John, 4 July 1682; and Samuel, 15 May 1686; not any more on town rec. but on ch. rec. are found, Ann, bapt. 8 Dec. 1689, perhas d. soon; Ann, again, 29 May 1692; Deborah, 21 Apr. 1695; Ann, again, 27 Feb. 1698. 

SAMUEL, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 2 Mar. 1675; Ebenezer, 12 Sept. 1684; Joshua, 19 Aug. 1686; and Dorcas, 5 Feb. 1689; was the mem. of ar. co. 1676, to wh. the Gen. Ct. in 1684, did not grant his req. to set up a wooden frame. WILLIAM, Hamtpon, the freem. of 13 Mar. 1639, town clk. in 1641, is prob. he wh. came in the Bevis, the yr. bef. from Southampton, aged 22, with w. or sis. Ann, 20, as serv. of Stephen Dummer of Newbury; and, Coffin ways, came again to Newbury 1646.

WAKEHAM, or WAKCOME, EDWARD, perhaps of Dover, wh. may have been s. of John, m. 16 Mar. 1692, Sarah, d. of John Meader, JOHN, Dover, or that neighborhood, in 1689, prayed for governm. of Mass. to be extend over their country.

WAKELY, WAKLEE, or WAKELIN, HENRY, Hartford, but not orig. propr. own. two lots there, yet rem. to Stratford, perhaps yr. bef. the enumerat. as freem. 1669. His will of 11 July 1689, names three s. Deliverance, James, and Jacob, ds. Patience, Abigail, and Mary Stevens. It gave also to Thomas Lettin, and Elizabeth Squier; and names his w. Sarah. ISAAC, Gloucester, s. of Thomas, was lost by shipwreck with Muddle a. 1662; but ano. Isaac, also s. of Thomas, was k. by the Ind. JAMES, Hartford 1649, may have been earlier inhab. there, and rem. to [[vol. 4, p. 387]] Wethersfield, where he m. Alice, wid. of James Boosy. Some controv. was rais. a. this m. as it seems, for the Gen. Ct. of Conn. in Feb. 1653, judg. the act. of Dept. Gov. Haynes in m. them to be legal. However heas was not long content. to live with old neighbors. and rem. to Newport, 1665. At Providence he sent, 1680, to Conn. petitn. for divorce, and his w. desir. divorce also. Neither prevail. 

JOHN, Falmouth, s. of Thomas, had been of Gloucester 1656, m. 10 May of unkn. yr. but perhaps 1657, Elizabeth Sowers, says Geneal. Reg. IV. 366, had Hannah, of whose b. we hae the day 12, but not the mo. nor yr.; Thomas, b. 3 Sept. 1659, d. in 3 days; and Elizabeth 31 Jan. 1662; was k. with w. and ch. by the Ind. Sept. 1675. His d. Elizabeth however, was tak. by the Ind. at that time, and in June 1676 restor. and m. Richard Scammon of Dover, and had plenty of ch. He is the man, whose name in the inestimable Coll. of Hutchinson, 398, is print. Marklie. RICHARD, Haddam, had been made freem. 1657, bef. H. was incorp. d. 6 Aug. 1681. His est. was distrib. to the wid. two s. and one d. all nameless. THOMAS, Hingham 1635, freem. 3 Mar. 1636, had perhaps that Thomas, wh. d. 23 June, 1644, rem. to Falmouth 1661, was there in 1675, with w. s. and his w. and four ch. k. by the Ind. Willis I. 137.

WAKELING, LUKE, Rowley 1662, is prob. the same fam. name as the preced.

WAKEMAN or WAKMAN, EZBON, ISBUN OR ISBON, Stratford, among the freem. 1669, s. of Samuel of Hartford, had liv. at New Haven 1653, m. 1 Apr. 1669, at Guilford, Hannah Jordan, but bef. 1671, had purch. est. at Fairfield, where he d. 1683, leav. only d. Abigail, wh. m. Thomas Hill. His wid. Hannah, m. 1685, Joseph Bastard. JOHN, New Haven 1639, was treasr. of that Col. 1656, d. 1661; had a w. for the Hist. Disc. of Dr. Bacon, in his seating of the metting-ho. 10 Mar. 1646, gives the name of sis. W. s. Samuel, and Elizabeth m. 11 Mar. 1657, Samuel Kitchell, one of the early sett. at Newark, N. J; and Ellen, ano. d. m. 29 Oct. 1650, the sec. John Talcott. Goodwin calls him Rev. but the reason for this distinct. is not seen. The f. made his will at Hartford and d. there. *SAMUEL, Roxbury 1631, br. of John, came in the Lion, arr. in Nov. freem. 7 Aug. foll. prob. rem. to Cambridge, was rep. at the May sess. 1635, and rem. with Gov. Haynes, or rather as his forerun. to Hatford, where in Apr. 1636, he was made constable, and engag. in adjust. the bounds of the first settlem. of Windsor and Wethersfireld, was k. in the smummer of 1641, with capt. Pierce at Providence in the Bahamas, as told by Winthrop, II. 33. His est. was in Dec. 1645, sett. on Nathaniel Willett, wh. had m. his wid. Elizabeth but he was to pay £40. to the s. when 21 yrs. old. and L20. to ea. of 3 ds. on their coming to 18. They were all young, for the ch. rec. of Roxbury informs [[vol. 4, p. 388]] us, that he bur. his only ch. at sea, and his first b. here by w. Elizabeth was Elizabeth wh. m. Joseph Arnold; Joanna m. Francis Hacleton; and the other m. John Kelly. 

SAMUEL, Fairfield, s. of John, was bred at Harv. but left coll. in 1655, "Upon a dissatisfact. a. an hardship, wh. they [seventeen of the schol.] thot. put upon them, in mak. them lose a good part of a yr. of the time, whereupon they claim. their degr." says Magn. IV. 135. But Mather is too indefinite, and, with refer. to Brimsmead and Torrey, prob. mistak. so that we fell little confid. in his narrat. He m. 29 Oct. 1656, Hannah, d. of Stephen Goodyear, at New Haven, there had Samuel, b. 12 Oct. fol. rem. to F. was ord. 30 Sept. 1665, much esteem. and d. 8 Mar. 1692. His will bears the same date, and his inv. is of 8 Apr. foll. He names w. Hannah, ch. Samuel, wh. was d. 1691; John; Joseph; and Jabez. The est. was div. by John, Joseph, Jabez. He had also Ebenezer; whose est. was div. among the three brs. and three brs.-in-law: Albert Denny, Abrahm Howell, Nicholas Clegstone, prob. hs. of three ds.

WALCOT, WALLCOT, WALCUT, or WALCOTT, ABRAHAM, Salem vill. now Danvers, husbandman, first heard of 1678, freem. 1690, m. 22 Nov. 1682, Ruth Hooper, perhaps d. of the first William, and by sec. w. m. 30 Apr. 1689, Abigail Briggs, had Nathaniel, b. 11 Feb. 1694. JOHN, Danvers, s. perhaps eldest of Jonathan, by w. Mary had Elizabeth b. 20 June 1693; Jerusha, 20 Dec. 1696; Mary, 11 Apr. 1699; and Jonathan, 9 May, 1700. JONATHAN, Salem, in that part wh. bec. Danvers, m. 26 Jan. 1665, Mary, d. of John Sibley, had beside ds. Hannah and Mary, John; Jonathan, b. 1 Sept. 1670; and Samuel, 12 Oct. 1678, H. C. 1698. His w. d. 28 Dec. 1683; and he m. 23 Apr. 1685 Deliverance, d. of Thomas Putnam, and had Thomas; William; Ebenezer; Benjamin, 23 Apr. 1695; and Ann. He was perhaps br. of Abraham, capt. and freem. 1690, and d. 16 Dec. 1699. JOSIAH, Salem by w. Penelope, m. 19 Feb. 1685, wh. d. 28 Dec. 1690, had Elizabeth b. 30 Mar. 1688; and Josiah, 21 Dec. 1690, d. in two wks. He took sec. w. 1 or 6 May 1694, Mary, d. of John Freke of Boston. WILLIAM, Salem 1637, was excommun. by Hugh Peter's influence with his ch. at the same time, and for the same cause, as famous Roger Williams, with whose opinions on some points of ecclesiast. customs be sympathiz. rem. Farmer thinks, to Providence, but I kn. no more.

WALDEN, EDWARD, Wenham, d. June 1679, in his will of 22 Mar. preced. ment. s. Nathaniel, appoint, excor. other ch. all under age, John, Hannah, Ruth, Naomi,and Elizabeth beside omit. Mary and Thomasin, for wh. as Rev. Joseph Gerrish sw. he told him, "he had done eno. already." So we may conlcude, that these were elder. See Essex Inst. Coll. III. 48, 9. [[vol. 4, p. 389]]

WALDRO, CORNELIUS, Ipswich 1654, m. a. d. of John Cogswell, had John and Cornelius, perhaps others, prob. Elizabeth wh. m. 4 Feb. 1673, Josiah Bracket of Billerica, rem. to Chelmsford, was deac. and d. 3 June. 1701. *CORNELIUS, Dunstable, s. of the preced. one of the founders of the ch. 16 Dec. 1685, was re. 1689, had perhaps Cornelius and others. *JOHN, Chelmsford 1675, s. of the first Cornelius, was rep. a short sess. 1689, for Dunstable. He rem. in the Ind. war to Windham, Conn. there d. a. 1700. His will of 14 Apr. in that yr. names w. Rebecca, wh. was d. of Samuel Adams of C. s. John, and refers to other childr. not nam. His inv. was L292. beside the st. at Chelmsford. ROBERT, Charlestown, d. 2 Aug. 1677, says Farmer MS. but I doubt he as only trans. Five of this name had, in 1818, been gr. at Harv. and one at Yale, and others at other N. E. coll.

WALDRON, WALDREN, WALDERNE, or WALROND, ALEXANDER, Dover 1664, kinsman, perhaps, but not younger br. of the first Richard, had not, that we kn. any fam. but d. at Newcastle, or great isl. 7 June 1676, naming five brs. to take his prop. with a sis. Mary, namely, Isaac, William, Goerge, Samuel, and Edward, as Farmer, MS. shows. EDWARD, Ipswich 1648, perhaps br. of the preced. prob. went home soon. GEORGE, Dover 1661, of wh. we hear no more, but his being br. of Alexander, exc. that he rem. to Boston, there by w.Rachel had John, b. 25 Aug. 1676; and Benjamin, 22 May, 1679; unless, indeed, he were that other GEORGE, of Boston, wh. by w. Constant, had Benjamin, b. 24 Apr. 1678, and no more on the rec. ISAAC, Portsmouth, br. of the preced. a physician, was of York, 1670; in 1676 rem. to Boston, had w. Priscilla, and ch. Isaac, b. 23 June 1677; Priscilla, 6 Dec. 1678, prob. d. soon; Priscilla, again, 23 June 1680; and Priscilla, again, 12 July 1681; and he d. 1683. JOHN, Dover, s. of William of the same, had w. Dorothy, was, in 1665, 40 yrs. old; and perhaps late in life m. Elizabeth wid. of the William Horne, k. by the Ind. at the assault on that town, 27 June 1689. JOHN, Marblehead, 1673, m. 25 Sept. 1679, Dorcas Rice, had been perhaps of Ipswich, the yr. bef. the childr. were Mary, b. 30 Jan.1681; John, 8 Dec. 1682; Edward, 23 Nov. 1687; Tabitha, 22 Sept. 1689; Naomi, 10 Aug. 1691; Tamisin, 9 May 1693; Joseph, 15 Feb. 1695; Sarah, 9 Jan. 1699; and Nathaniel, 27 Aug. 1700. Of ano. 

JOHN at Dover, apprent. to John Heard, at the time of his will, 21 Apr. 1687, confus. tradit. of his m. with William Horn's wid. and hav. eight ch. aft. 1689, when the poor woman had brot. plenty from 1661 to 1676, as well as the strange manner of his being kidnap. and brot. from Eng. it is hardly worth the trouble of unwinding the narrat. possib. of two very blind narratives. Very detail. acco. of the k. by the Ind. of two of the ch. of the ages of 7 and 5 yrs. and large partic. of the [[vol. 4, p. 390]] resid. of the fam. was giv. in the Dover Enquirer; but so much is of a mythic and fabulous charact. as not to deserve attent. PAUL, Dover, eldest s. of the first Richard, was charg. for unlicens. sale of Liquor 1668, as by our Col. Rec. is shown, soon aft. went abroad, and, it is said was tak. by Algerines, and d. a. 1669. RALPH, Boston d. at Barbadoes, says Farmer, 29 Nov. 1653. 

*RICHARD, Dover 1645, b. at Alcester, Co. Warwick, bapt. 6 Jan. 1616, m. prob. in Eng. whither he ret. aft. first coming, says tradit. in 1635, had, perhaps, after sec. coming, Paul; Timothy, wh. is said to have d. at Harv. Col. bef. gr.; Richard, b. 1650; Ann; Elnathan, 6 July 1659, d. at 5 mos.; Esther, 1 Dec. 1660; and Mary, 14 Sept. 1663, perhaps d. soon, and so many have also, her mo. (these three last rec. at Boston); and by sec. w. Ann, perhaps sis. of the first Richard Scammon, had Eleazer, 1 May 1665; Elizabeth 18 Oct. 1666; Mary, again, 17 July 1668, d. a. 14 yrs. old; was a man of great influence, rep. 1654, 7, 61, and very oft. aft. speaker 1666 to 9, 73, part of 74 to 76, and last in 1679, was a capt. early and maj. in the great Ind. war 1675 and 6; one of the counsel, under new form of governm. of N. H. 1680, and on the d. of Presid. Cutt, 1681, was head of the Prov. until the arr. of royal gov. His w. d. 7 Feb. 1680, and he was k. by the Ind. 27 June 1689, with circumst. of unusualy cruelty, aged 74, not, as Farmer says, 80. His d. Ann, m. a. 1670, Rev. Joseph Gerish of Wenham; Esther m. Henry Elkins wh. d. early, and she next m. 21 June 1686, Abraham Lee, wh. was k. at the same time with her f. and she next m. Richard Jose, sheriff of the prov. outliv. him, m. once more, and went across the ocean to d. in the isl. of Jersey; and Elizabeth m. John Gerrish of Dover. 

*RICHARD, Dover, s. of the preced. rem. to Portsmouth, and m. 16 Feb. 1681, Hannah, d. of Hon. John Cutt, the presid. of the prov. had Samuel, b. 1682, d. in few mos. as did his mo. 14 Feb. 1683, tho. by ano. report. it was 7 Feb. 1686. He m. 6 Feb. 1693, Eleanor, d. of William Vaughan, had Richard, b. 21 Feb. 1694; Margaret, 16 Nov. 1695; William, 4 Aug. 1697, H. C. 1717, first min. of the New Brick ch. Boston, set up by seceders from the New North, on acco. of install. of Peter Thacher, ord. 23 May 1722, wh. d. 20 Sept. 1727; Ann, 27 Aug. 1698; Abigail, 28 July perhaps, 1702, but ano. auth. says 1704; and Eleanor, Apr. 1704 or 6, d. at 20 yrs. was rep. at Boston, a ft. overthr. of Andros, 1691 and 2, aft. being in 1681 of the royal council in N. H. milit. offic. and was long a judge. His w. d. Sept. 1727, and he d. 30 Nov. 1730. 

WILLIAM, Dover, prob. elder br. of the first Richard, bapt. 18 Oct. 1601, s. of William of Alcester, Co. Wariwck, wh. was the s. of George, wh. was the s. of Edward of the same, perhaps brot. w. and ch. from Eng. took side early for Mass. and was freem. 19 May 1642, rep. for the sess. one [[vol. 4, p. 391]] day, and again in 1646 was made not only recorder for the Prov. of Maine, as Geneal. Reg. V. 182, has it, under Sir Ferdinando Gorges, but Recorder for Dover, by power of our Col. See Col. Rec. II. 153. He was drown. at Kennebunk in Sept. of that yr.; not, as Farmer and most others report, 1647. See Winthrop II. 278. His d. Prudence m. 1661, Richard Seammon. WILLIAM, Dover 1664-83, but at Boston 1672, a gunsmith, may have been the br. of Alexander, or, as Farmer conject. s. of the preced. Oft. in old rec. the name is Walden.

WALES, JAMES, Lynn, d. Nov. 1682, was perhaps only trans. resid. for his inv. tak. 10 Jan. foll. by the constable, was only £2. 4s. JOHN, Dorchester, s. of Nathaniel, b. in Eng. prob. as he was bailiff 1653, by w. Elizabeth had Content, b. 14 May 1659; Elizabeth 1 July 1662; Elkanah, 16 June 1665, d. at 24 yrs.; and John,the freem. 1677, wh. d. 16 June 1683, aged 29, so was prob. the first b.; was freem. 1677, same yr. with his s. of the same name. Content m. John Mason. Content and Elkanah were bapt. 29 July 1677. NATHANIEL. Dorchester, a shipwirght, one of the passeng. with Rev. Richard Mather, in the James of Bristol. 1635, of whose voyage the interest. details are giv. in Mather's Journal, publ. in Young's Chron. was freem. 2 Nov. 1637, had w. Isabel, wh. outliv. him but two wks. and ch. Timothy, John, and Nathaniel; yet if these were all, or whether any were b. here, is unkn. One acco. calls his w. Susan, with wh. he rem. to Boston a. 1654, and he d. at Boston, 4 Dec. 1661, hav. made his will 20 June bef. 

NATHANIEL, Dorchester, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. d. at Boston, 20 May aft. his f. leav. four young ch. Nathaniel, Samuel, Mary, and Jonathan, k. in Philips' war. NATHANIEL, Braintree, s. of the preced. by w. Joanna,youngest d. of Thomas Faxon the sec. of the same, had Elizabeth b. 10 Feb. 1676, if Vinton or Thayer is right in mak. the mo. less than fourteen and a half yrs. old; Joanna, 18 Apr. 1679, d. in few days; Sarah, 11 Mar. 1680; Nathaniel, 29 Dec. 1681; Joanna, again, 19 Dec. 1683; Elkanah, 1 Dec. 1685; Deborah, 16 Oct. 1687; Thomas, 6 Oct. 1689, d. soon; Mary, 1 Apr. 1691; Samuel, 23 June 1693; Thomas, again, 19 Apr. 1695; Joseph, 29 Apr. 1697; John, 25 May 1699, H. C. 1728; Rachel, 15 Oct. 1701; Atherton, 8 Mar. 1704, H. C. 1726, being 15 ch. in all; was made Rul. Elder, 27 Feb. 1701. His w. d. 11 May 1704, and he d. 23 Mar. 1718. Of this br. descend. hae been num. SAMUEL, Dorchester, s. of the sec. Nathaniel, freem. 1690. His wid. Hannah, d. 1 June 1731, aged 68. TIMOTHY, Dorchester, s. of Nathaniel the first, prob. b. in Eng. had Eleazer, b. 25 Dec. 1657; and others. He may have been f. of that TIMOTHY of Hadley, wh. sw. alleg. 8 Feb. 1679. By Farmer, Ms. we kn. that in 1834, six of this name had been gr. at Yale, four at Harv. and two at other N. E. coll.

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