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

Volume #4
Welles - Wensley

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.

WELLES, or WELLS, EBENEZER, Hatfield, s. of Thomas of Hadley, m. 4 Dec. 1690, Mary Waite, eldest d. of Benjamin, had Ebenezer, b. 1691; Thomas, 1693; Joshua, 1695; Martha, 1697; John, 1700; Jonathan, 1702; and his w. d. soon aft. He m. 1705, Sarah, wid. of John Lawrence of Brookfield, had Mary, 1707. EDWARD, Boston 1644, by w. Sarah had Hopestill, b. 13 Oct. 1645. EPHRAIM, Hatfield, s. of Thomas of Hadley, m. 1696, Abigail, d. of John Allis, and rem. to Colchester, there resid. 1714. GEORGE, Lynn, rem. to Southampton, L. I. in the gr. migrat. of 1640. HUGH, Wethersfield, m. at Hartford, 19 Aug. 1647, Mary, d. of William Rusco, had John, b. 24 May 1648; [[vol. 4, p. 475]] Mary, 15 Aug. 1649, d. soon; Mary, again, 15 Oct. 1650; Rebecca, 10 Jan. 1652; and Sarah; and he d. 22 Dec. 1678. In his will of the mo. bef. he ment. w. Mary, s. John, and the ds. as Mary Robinson; Rebecca, mo. of Samuel and Sarah Latham; and Sarah Bishop. The Geneal. Reg. IV. 343, is elaborately wrong, in mak. him one of the founders of Hartford, and in much of the detail as to the residue. He is seen in the list of freem. 1669, and was made ens. 1677. 

ICHABOD, Hartford, s. of Thomas sec. of the same, m. 4 Sept. 1684, Sarah, d. of Eleazer Way of H. had Mary, b. 15 Apr. 1686; Jonathan, 17 Sept. 1689; Ebenezer, 5 Oct. 1694; Sarah, 1 Dec. 1701, d. soon; and Ann. ISAAC, Barnstable, join. the ch. there, as Lothrop's rec. shows, 27 May 1643; but had prob. been at Scituate five yrs. earlier. JAMES, Haddam, present. for freem. 1669, as Trumbull, Col. Rec. II. 106 proves. He came 1650, as serv. to William Pincheon, to Springfield, P. hav. paid for his pass, and his will of 9 June 1694, then a capt. on milit. serv. names w. Elizabeth; s. James, b. 27 Nov. 1668; and Thomas; d. Elizabeth m. and Mary and Susan unm. He d. bef. 5 Jan. 1698. JAMES, Haddam, s. of the preced. m. Rebecca, d. of Joseph Selden of Lyme, had Rebecca, b. 1699; Susanna, 1701; Mary, 1703, d. young; James, 7 Jan. 1706; Joseph, 24 Mar. 1708; and Martha, 1701; was lieut. and d. 21 Dec. 1744. 

JOHN, Wells, s. of Thomas of Ipswich, b. in Eng. d. a. 1677. His wid. Sarah, d. of Francis Littlefield, m. a. 1660, s. Nehemiah, and Thomas, min. of Amesbury, were made Admors. and there were other ch. as Nathaniel, from wh. is deriv. a long honor. line. The town is call. from the f. The wid. m. William Sawyer. *JOHN, Stratford, s. prob. eldest, of Gov. Thomas, by him brot. from Eng. was freem. 1645, rep. 1656 and 7; Assist. 1658 and 9, prob. d. within two yrs. aft. by w. Elizabeth m. a. 1647, had John, b. 1648; Thomas and Robert, tw. 1651; Temperance, 1654; Samuel, 1656; and Sarah, 28 Sept. 1659; and prob. posthum. Mary, 29 Aug. 1661. He d. a. one yr. aft. his f. His will of 19 Oct. 1659 provides for his w. "all that is due to her in Eng. and L40. to carry her to Eng. if she choose to go. If she do not go, she pay d. Temperance L10. but to have one third of my est. of all kinds, the two thirds to my childr. to be equal. divid." This seems to render it very unlikely, that she was, as Goodwin, 251, makes her, d. of John Curtis; but rather an Eng. woman, nam. Elizabeth Bourne, as from the adjudicat. of the Court, upon est. of Ellen Bostwick, a relative, we infer. His wid. m. 19 Mar. 1663, John Willcoxson; Sarah m. 1 Feb. 1678, Benjamin Beach of Stratford (and next Ambrose Thompson, was erron. said by Goodwin, 254, for B. bur. her, and had sec. w.); and Mary, the youngest d. was first w. of Joseph Booth. 

JOHN, Hatfield, br. of Thomas of Hadley, had first liv. at Stratford, had three [[vol. 4, p. 476]] ch. Sarah, Mary, and Abigail, bef. rem. to H. at least not rec. at H. and there had Hannah, b. 12 Nov. 1665, d. at 11 yrs.; Esther, 26 Apr. 1668; John, 15 Sept. 1670; Elizabeth 1675, k. by the Ind. 19 or 20 Sept. 1677; Jonathan, 14 Dec. 1682; and Elizabeth again, 10 Jan. 1686. He sw. o. of alleg. 8 Feb. 1679, was freem. 1690, and d. 1692. His wid. had been wound. by the Ind. at the same time her d. rec. the fatal blow. JOHN, Newbury, took o. of alleg. May 1669, and was sw. freem. same mo. was a carpenter, m. 5 Mar. 1669, Mary, prob. d. of Edmund Greenleaf, had Mary, b. 16 Dec. foll. d. next yr.; Mary, again, 16 Feb. 1673; and William, 15 Jan. 1675. JOHN, Stratford, eldest s. of John of the same, m. Mary, d. of John Hollister of Wethersfield, had Mary, b. 29 Nov. 1670; Thomas; Sarah 2 Jan. 1674; John; Comfort; Joseph, 21 June 1679; Elizabeth; and Robert, Sept. 1688; was propound. for freem. 1671, and d. 24 Mar. 1714. 

JOHN, Roxbury, of wh. I kn. no more but that he was sw. freem. 10 Oct. 1677. JOHN, Wethersfield, s. of Hugh, by w. Margaret had John, b. 31 Mar. 1680; Margaret, 19 May 1682; Ann, 28 Jan. 1684, d. soon; Ann, again, 30 Aug. 1685; Mary, 11 Oct. 1687; Allyn, 27 Oct. 1689; and Silas, 8 Dec. 1691. JOHN, call. jr. when he sw. alleg. at Hatfield, 8 Feb. 1679, was s. of Thomas of Hadley, and drown. 20 Jan. 1680. JOHN, Hatfield, s. of the first John of the same, m. Rachel Marsh, d. of Samuel of the same, had John, 1700; Joseph, 1702; Samuel, 1704; Aaron, 1707; Sarah, 1710; Jonathan, 1713; Noah, 1719; and Abigail; all nam. in the yr. of div. of the est. one yr. aft. his d. 1720. *JONATHAN, Deerfield, s. of Thomas of Hadley, wh. had been wound. in Philip's war, m. 13 Dec. 1682, Hepzibah, d. of George Colton of Springfield, had Jonathan, only, b. 1684; and his w. d. 27 Aug. 1697. He m. 1698, Sarah, wid. of Joseph Barnard of Deerfield, d. of Elder John Strong, had David, 31 Jan. 1700, d. soon; and his w. Sarah d. 10 Feb. 1733. He was rep. 1692, and d. 3 Jan. 1739. JONATHAN, Hartford, br. of Ichabod, d. 1688. His inv. was sw. bef. Sir Edmund Andros, 12 Nov. in that yr. and his prop. was div. betw. brs. and sis. Prob. he had no w. or ch. 

JOSEPH, Hartford, yongest s. of the sec. Thomas of the same, m. Elizabeth d. of Eleazer Way, had John, Joseph, and Joshua, wh. all d. soon; and Elizabeth b. 1696; and he d. 1698. JOSEPH, Groton, s. prob. eldest, of the first Thomas of Westerly, m. 28 Dec. 1681, Hannah Reynolds, d. 26 Oct. 1711, in his will ment. w. and ch. Joseph, John, Thomas, and Ann. NATHANIEL, Ipswich 1678, eldest s. of Thomas of the same, d. prob. in Mar. 1682, his inv. being dat. 18 of that mo. by w. Lydia, had Abigail, b. a. 1662; Lydia, a. 1667; Nathaniel, 1669; Sarah, 1671; Thomas, 1673; Hannah; and Elizabeth 1677. 

NOAH, Hatfield, s. of Thomas of Hadley, m. Mary, prob. d. of Daniel White of the same, had Noah, b. [[vol. 4, p. 477]] Aug. 1686; Mary, Dec. 1687; and Sarah, Oct. 1692; rem. to Colchester as one of the first sett. there had John, Jonathan, Samuel, and Hannah; and he d. 1712. RICHARD, Lynn 1638, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, rem. to Salisbury, there was prominent town offic. 1650 and 2; had w. Elizabeth was a deac. and d. 12 July 1672. ROBERT, Wethersfield, s. of John the first of Stratford, m. 9 June 1675, Elizabeth d. of William Goodrich of W. had Thomas, b. May 1676; John, June 1678; Joseph, Sept. 1680; Prudence; Robert; and Gideon. By a sec. w. Mary he had no ch. and d. 22 June 1714. SAMUEL, Wethersfield, s. prob. youngest of Gov. Thomas, by him brot. from Eng. freem. 1657, ens. 1658, lieut. 1665, capt. 1670, rep. 1657-62, and 1675, m. 1659, Elizabeth d. of John Hollister, had Samuel, b. 13 Apr. 1660; Thomas, 29 July 1662; Sarah, 29 Sept. 1664; Mary, 23 Nov. 1666; Ann, 1668; and Elizabeth 1670. By sec. w. Hannah, d. of George Lamberton of New Haven, he had no ch. and d. 15 July 1675. His wid. m. Hon. John Allyn of Hartford. Of his ds. Sarah m. 4 Dec. 1683, Ephraim Hawley of Stratford, and next Agur Tomlinson of the same; Mary, 1695, bec. sec. w. of Samuel Hale, and d. 18 Feb. 1715; Ann m. 19 July 1687, capt. James Steele, and next, 20 Nov. 1718, James Judson, whose first w. was her cousin; and Elizabeth m. 4 Apr. 1692, Daniel Shelton of Stratford. SAMUEL, Stratford, s. of John first of the same, and three ws. but ch. prob. only by first, Abigail, Samuel, b. 15 Oct. 1686; Abigail; Ann; and Elizabeth 31 Jan. 1694; and he d. 1729. 

SAMUEL, Glastonbury, eldest ch. of Samuel the first, m. 20 June 1683, Ruth Rice, and Mercy, b. 15 Oct. 1684, d. in few days; Samuel, 9 July 1688, d. in few weeks; Samuel, 24 Dec. 1689, Y. C. 1707 (the min. of Lebanon, ord. 5 Dec. 1710, thence, at his req. dism. 4 Dec. 1722, rem. to Boston, here had Samuel, b. 5 Mar. 1725, H. C. 1744, wh. d. Oct. 1799; and Arnold, 25 Dec. 1727, H. C. 1745, wh. d. Aug. 1802; and in the catal. of Yale, the yr. of his dism. is mark. with star for that of his d. but he liv. long aft. was a most active mem. of his majesty's counc. for Mass. and d. says the Glastonbury book, 20 May 1770); Thomas, 14 Feb. 1693; Thaddeus, 27 Mar. 1695; and Silas, 4 Mar. 1700; and d. 28 Aug. 1731. His wid. d. 30 Mar. 1742, aged 82. Of his branch descend. most of the name in Boston, the late Hon. John, H. C. 1782, long the last surv. of his class, having been gr.s. of Rev. Samuel. SAMUEL, Hatfield, s. of Thoams of Hadley, m. 11 Dec. 1684, Sarah, d. of Nathaniel Clark of Northampton, had Samuel, b. 1688; and d. 9 Aug. 1690. His wid. m. Thomas Meakins of Hartford. 

SAMUEL, Hartford, s. of Thomas sec. of the same, by w. Ruth had Hannah, b. 22 Nov. 1689; Samuel, 26 Dec. 1693; Ruth, 29 Jan. 1697; arah, 16 Dec. 1700; Rebecca, 3 Oct. 1704; and James, 1706; and d. 3 Oct. 1733. His wid. d. 2 May 1744, [[vol. 4, p. 478]] aged 79. THOMAS, Hartford, an orig. propr. as also at Wethersfield, appears first in the Rec. of that Col. Trumbull I. 9, as the sec. magistr. at the Gen. Ct. 1 May 1637, when war was denounc. against the Pequots, they hav. long been hostile, and the proportion of 90 men fixed for the sev. plana. viz. Hartford, 42, Windsor, 30, and Wethersfield, 18. Yet it is quite uncert. when he came from Eng. tho. satisfactor. kn. that he brot. three s. John, Thomas, and Samuel, and three ds. Mary, wh. d. bef. her f. prob. unm. Ann, and Sarah; equal. uncert. is the name of his w. though we can hardly doubt whether he brot. one; and stranger still is the uncertainty of his prior resid. in Mass. He had good proportion of the patents for Swampscot and Dover, wh. he sold Aug. 1648, to Christopher Lawson. We may then safely conclude, that a person of his educ. and good est. had not come over the water bef. 1636, and that he staid so short a time at Boston or Cambridge as to leave no trace of hims. at either, and he was estab. at Hartford bef. Gov. Haynes left Cambridge. There is, indeed, a very precise tradit. of his coming, with f. Nathaniel, in the fleet with Higginson, 1629, to Salem; but that is merely ridiculous. He took, for sec. w. a. 1645, Elizabeth wid. of Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield; on the d. of Gov. Haynes, 1 Mar. 1654, the Dept. Edward Hopkins being in Eng. on pub. business, he was made head of the Col. with title of Moderator, but on the day of elect, in May, Hopkins was chos. Gov. and Welles Dept. tho. H. never came back to conn. being tak. by the great Protector into his Parliam. so that in 1655, hav. had the duty to fulfil in the vaction of the chair, he was chos. Gov. and Webster, Dept. and in 1656, accord. to the constitut. of the Col. "that no person be chos. Gov. above once in two yrs." Webster was made Gov. and in 1657, Winthrop Gov. while Welles was Dept. both yrs. and in 1658 made Gov. again with Winthrop for Dept. Both chang. places in May 1659, and Welles d. 14 Jan. foll. at Wethersfield. His wid. d. 28 July 1683; d. Ann m. 14 Apr. 1646, Thomas Thompson of Farmington, and next, Anthony Hawkins; and Sarah m. Feb. 1654, capt. John Chester, outliv. him less than ten yrs. and d. 16 Dec. 1698. 

THOMAS, Ipswich, perhaps a physician, came in the Susan and Ellen from London, with young Richard Saltonstall, aged 30, and perhaps w. Ann, 20; was made freem. 17 May 1637, had three s. Nathaniel, John, and Thomas, this last b. 11 Jan. 1647; ds. Sarah, w. of John Massey, by tradit. falsely call, first b. male of Salem; Abigail, m. 19 June 1661, Nathaniel Treadwell of Ipswich; Elizabeth; Hannah; and Lydia. he had good est. gave his lds. in Wells, to s. John, was deac. made his will 3 July, and d. 26 Oct. 1666. See a very judic. memoir in Geneal. Reg. IV. 12. Ano. Ann W. came in the Planter, 1635, aged 15. 

THOMAS, New London 1648, aft. 1661 perhaps [[vol. 4, p. 479]] rem. to Ipswich, was a ship-builder, and in 1677, bargin. with Amos Richardson to build a vessel for him at Stonington, wh. bred lawsuit in 1680, hav. then two s. Joseph, aged 22, and Thomas, 17, wh. were witnesses in the suit. He was aft. of Westerly, d. 12 Feb. 1700, had w. Naomi, made will 27 Dec. 1699, nam. Joseph, Thomas, Mary, Ruth, Sarah, John, and Nathaniel. Mary m. 15 Dec. or Jan. 1690, Ezekiel Maine the sec. *THOMAS, Hartford, s. of Gov. Thomas of the same, m. 23 June 1654, Hannah, wid. of John Pantry of the same, d. of Richard Tuttle of Boston, as I think, had Rebecca, b. 1655; Thomas, 1657; Sarah, 1659; Ichabod, 1660; Samuel, 1662; Jonathan, 1664; and Joseph, 1667; was nam. in the royal chart. obt. by Gov. Winthrop Apr. 1662, as a grantee, rep. May foll. Assist. 1668, and next mo. was k. by a fall, as the ch. rec. of Roxbury notes "from one of his cherry-trees." Those cherry-trees some unpractis. reader of old rec. had by conject. giv. chariot, in copy. Bradstreet's Journal, as if in 1668 in the streets of H. chariots were plenty as cucumbers. See Geneal. Reg. VIII. 326, and correct, in the ensu. vol. His wid. d. 9 Aug. 1683, Rebecca m. 18 Aug. 1680, James Judson of Stratford, and d. 3 Nov. 1717; and Sarah m. 6 Nov. 1678, John Bidwell, jun. THOMAS, Boston, by w. Naomi, had Joseph, b. 7 June 1656, wh. may have been the soldier under capt. Lothrop, k. 18 Sept. 1675 at Bloody Brook. THOMAS, Amesbury, s. of John of Wells, gr.s. of Thomas of Ipswich, wh. gave in his will, very lib. sh. of est. to his s. John, expect. this gr.s. to be educ. at coll. (from H. C. what circumst. prevent. his being gr. is now not within reach, but the very first honor, degree of A. M. ever confer. by the coll. was to him, 1703); was ord. first min. of A. 1672, m. at N. 3 Mar. 1673, Mary Parker, and had John, b. 4 Feb. 1696; d. 1734, 10 July , mark. contrary to his wont, by Farmer, in 86th yr. when he was more than 87. He had liv. at Newbury, in 1669 took o. of alleg. preach, next yr. at Kittery and Isle of Shoals. 

THOMAS, Stratford, s. of John of the same, had w. Elizabeth was deac. and d. 7 Jan. 1721. THOMAS, Hadley, s. of that wid. Frances, wh. m. Thomas Colman, by w. Mary had Thomas, b. 10 Jan. 1652; Mary, 1 Oct. 1653; Sarah, 5 May 1655; John, 14 Jan. 1657; both d. young; Jonathan, a. 1658; all b. at Wethersfield; and at H. had John, again, 3 Apr. 1660; Samuel, a. 1662; Mary, again, 8 Sept. 1664; Noah, 26 July 1666; Hannah, 4 July 1668; Ebenezer, 20 July 1669; Daniel, 11 Dec. 1669; says the foolish rec. and d. 11 June 1670, by the same authority; Ephraim, a. 1672; and Joshua, 18 Feb. 1674; and d. 1676. His wid. m. Samuel Belden, 25 June 1678, and d. 1690. 

THOMAS, Hadley, eldest s. of the preced. m. 12 Jan. 1673, Hepzibah, d. of Peter Buel of Simsbury, had Mary, b. 12 Nov. foll; Sarah, 1676; Thomas; Eleazer; John, k. 1709 [[vol. 4, p. 480]] by the Ind.; Daniel; David; and Hepzibah; and rem. to Deerfield, a. 1684, where one or two prob. were b. was a lieut. and d. 1691. His wid. and three ds. on 6 June 1693, were knock. on the head and escaped, but only two of the ds. were k. at that time. THOMAS, Hartford, s. of Thomas sec. of the same, m. 1689, Mary, d. of the sec. John Blackleach, had Thomas, b. 16 Oct. 1690; and John, 16 Dec. 1693; and d. 16 Mar. 1695. His wid. m. 1695, John Olcott, and next, capt. Joseph Wadsworth. 

THOMAS, Wethersfield, s. of the first Samuel of the same, m. 7 Jan. 1697, Thankful, d. of John Root of Deerfield, had Thomas, b. 10 Jan. 1698; and Hezekiah, 12 Aug. 1701, wh. d. at 10 yrs. His w. d. 1704, and he m. 17 May 1705, Jerusha, d. of Lieut. James Treat of Wethersfield, had William, 12 Jan. 1706; Wait, 4 Jan. 1708; John, 10 Feb. 1710; and Ichabod, posthum. 26 Apr. 1712. He was a capt. d. 7 Dec. 1711, and his wid. m. 25 Dec. 1712, Ephraim, Goodrich, and d. 15 Jan. 1754. THOMAS, Westerly, s. of Thomas of the same, had w. Sarah, ch. Edward, Thomas, and Sarah, all nam. in his will of 11 Apr. 1716. WILLIAM, Lynn, may have been bound over in L10. by our Ct. to answ. for oppress. 1641, as in Col. Rec. I. 335, appears; prob. went to Southold, L. I. Of this name under its two forms of spell. the same sound, wh. are oft. for the same man, interchang. especial. in rec. of Conn. Farmer notes, in 1834, there had been gr. twenty-two at Yale, fourteen at Harv. and four at other N. E. coll.

WELLINGTON, or WILLINGTON, BENJAMIN, Watertown, s. of Roger of the same, m. 7 Dec. 1671, Elizabeth eldest d. of Thomas Sweetman of Cambridge, had Elizabeth b. 29 Dec. 1673; Benjamin, 21 June 1676; John, 26 July 1678; Ebenezer; Ruhamah; Mehitable, bapt. 4 Mar. 1688, wh. was mo. of famous Roger Sherman; Joseph, 4 Jan. 1691; and Roger, the youngest, rememb. in the will of his gr.f. He was made freem. the same day with his f. 1690, made his will 13 July 1709, and d. 8 Jan. foll. JOHN, Cambridge, eldest br. of the preced. m. Susanna, d. of capt. Thomas Straight, but prob. had no ch. was, Bond says, freem. 1677; but this means no more than that he took o. of alleg. for he was not adm. freem. made his will 4 Jan. 1715, and d. 23 Aug. 1726. His wid. d. 27 Jan. 1729. 

JOSEPH, Watertown, br. of the preced. by first w. Sarah, wh. d. 5 Feb. 1684, had prob. no ch. and he m. 6 June foll. Elizabeth youngest d. of Thomas straight, had Elizabeth b. 27 Apr. 1685; Thomas, 10 Nov. 1686; Mary, 7 Oct. 1689; Susanna, 5 Feb. 1691, d. young. He sw. alleg. 1677, and d. 30 Oct. 1714. OLIVER, Watertown, br. of the preced. sw. alleg. 1677, m. late in life, Ann, wid. of Samuel Livermore, d. of Matthew Bridge, had no ch. but d. 30 Aug. 1727, his w. hav. d. tw ds. bef. His will of 5 Nov. 1715, provides for childr. of his w. by her former h. and for Oliver Livermore, oldest gr.ch. of his w. [[vol. 4, p. 481]] and gr.ch. of his sis. Mary. PALGRAVE, Watertown, youngest s. of Roger of the same, m. 29 Jan. 1690, Sarah, d. of William Bond, wh. bore him no ch. but d. young. He was a physician, made freem. 1690, the same day with his f. and d. 22 Oct. 1715, by his will of 26 Apr. preced. gave some personal prop. to Sarah Bond, a niece of his w. and most of his est. to John Maddock, gr.ch. of his sis. Mary. ROGER, Watertown, ancestor, as is usual. said, of all bear. this name, is first heard of 1636; but in what ship he came, or form what pt. of Eng. is unkn. m. a. 1637, Mary, eldest d. of Dr. Richard Palgrave of Charlestown, had John, b. 25 July 1638; Mary, 10 Feb. 1641; Joseph, 9 Oct. 1643; Benjamin; Oliver, 23 Nov. 1648; Plagrave, 1653; was selectman 1678, and oft. aft. until 1691, yet not made freem. bef. 1690; had good est. and in his will 17 Dec. 1697, names all the s. but not w. wh. was, no doubt, dec. nor ds. whose ch. John Maddock, and Mary Livermore, are ment. He d. 11 Mar. foll. Mary, his only kn. d. m. 21 May 1662, Henry Maddock, and next, 16 Sept. 1679, John Collidge, and their d. Mary had m. Daniel Livermore few mos. bef. the will of gr.f. Nine of this name are gr. at Harv. and one at Yale.

WELLMAN, ABRAHAM, Lynn, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Elizabeth d. of John Cogswell of Ipswich, wh. d. 10 May 1736, hav. sev. yrs. been under guardian, had Thomas, b. 11 Oct. 1669; Elizabeth 16 Feb. 1671, d. at 2 yrs.; Abraham, 25 Nov. 1673; John, 3 May 1676; and Elizabeth again, 25 July 1678; Abigail; Mary; and Martha. His will of 15 Mar. 1716, provides for wid. Elizabeth and the liv. ch. ISAAC, Lynn, br. of the preced. m. 13 Mar. 1679, Hannah Adams, had Isaac, b. 7 Feb. 1680, d. young; and Stephen, 6 Sept. 1681; Isaac, again; and he was liv. late in 1723, but his w. d. aft. 1711, and bef. her h. STEPHEN, a soldier of "the flower of Essex," cut off by the Ind. 18 Sept. 1675, at Deerfield, was perhaps br. of the preced. 

THOMAS, Lynn 1640, d. 10 Oct. 1672. His w. was Elizabeth and in his will she provid. for; and the childr. most of them under age, were Abraham, perhaps b. 1643; Isaac; Elizabeth; Sarah; and Mary. WILLIAM, Gloucester 1649, m. that yr. Elizabeth d. of William Spencer, had Mary, b. 1650; Martha, 1652; Benjamin, 1654, d. young; Elizabeth 1657; William, 1661; at New London was freem. of Conn. 1658, soon aft. 1663 rem. had Sarah, 16 Oct. 1665; and Samuel, 19 Jan. 1668; wh. both d. young; and perhaps Rachel, aft. 1669, while liv. at Killingworth; there d. 9 Aug. 1671. His will of 14 Mar. 1669 was reject. by the Ct. His wid. m. 23 May 1672, Jacob Joy. By order of Ct. distrib. of est. was to wid. three s. and four ds. May 1673. Mary m. Jan. 1667, Thomas Howard of Norwich, and next, Aug. 1677, William Moore; and aft. Jan. 1673 his d. Martha bec. [[vol. 4, p. 482]] sec. w. of Clement Minor, and d. 5 July 1681; Elizabeth m. 9 Jan. 1679, John Shethar, and d. 5 Feb. 1718. WILLIAM, Killingworth, s. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth Joy, wh. d. 5 Jan. 1729, aged 68, had Mary, b. 26 Mar. 1692; William, 2 May 1694; Gideon, 8 Mar. 1696; and Benjamin, 26 Dec. 1697. He m. 25 June 1700, Elizabeth wid. of Isaac Griswold, wh. d. 27 Oct. 1732, and he d. 23 Aug. 1736.

WELLOW, DANIEL, Cambridge, freem. 1666.

WELSH. See Welch.

WELSTEED, or WELSTEAD, WILLIAM, Charlestown 1665, first constable of four in 1690, m. Mehitable, d. of James Cary, had perhaps others ch. beside WILLIAM, wh. m. Elizabeth d. of Henry Dering of Boston, and was, as Farmer in MS. notes, naval officer of the port. This sec. William had William, H. C. 1716, wh. m. a sis. of Gov. Hutchinson, was sec. min. of the New Brick ch. in Boston, ord. 1728, successor to Waldron.

WELTON, JOHN, Farmington, bef. 1673, by w. Mary, had John, Stephen, Mary, and perhaps more, b. there, but rem. to Waterbury, and there had Richard, b. 1680; Hannah, 1683; Thomas, 1685; George, 1687; and Else, 1690. His w. d. 1716; and he d. 1726.

WENBOURNE, WINBORN, or WENBANE, JOHN, Manchaster, preach. bef. 1686, and left there 1689, whence he came, or whither he went, is quite unkn. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 22 Nov. 1635. [See Geneal. Reg. IX. 166, where the name stands only with its first syllab.] But the rec. is made with a curious correct. 21 Sept. 1638 in ano. place Geneal. Reg. II. 191; rem. to Exeter, there on Friday, 4 Oct. 1639, with liberty-loving John Wheelwright, sign,. the civil compact, and aft. says Farmer, from our Col. Rec. I. was clk. of the writs, freem. 1645; but he ret. to Boston, I think, bef. 1649, at least was so describ. 1662. See Winbourne.

WENDALL, THOMAS, Ipswich 1643, serv. of some one, wh. was order. to be whip. at Boston and Ipswich for the abuse of a girl, and the master to pay the expense of the inflict. in Col. Rec. II. 46.

WENSLEY, WINSLYE, or WINSLEY, DANIEL, perhaps was of Salisbury, and s. of Samuel senr. but d. unm. making will 17 Aug. 1665, in which he ment. brs. Nathaniel, and Elisha, sis. Weed, &c. *EDWARD, Salisbury, rep. at the Gen. Ct. 7 Mar. 1644, is insert. here, tho. in Col. Rec. II. giv. Winslowe. Perhaps he was br. of Samuel of the same. ELISHA, Salisbury, s. of Samuel the first, of wh. no more is kn. but that he is nam. in the will of br. Daniel. EPHRAIM, Salsibury, br. of the preced. m. 26 Mar. 1668, Mary Greely, had Mary, b. 1669; Samuel, 21 Dec. 1670; Elizabeth 16 Feb. 1674; Martha, 21 Mar. 1677, d. soon; Martha, again, 6 Mar. 1685, d. at 12 yrs.; and Hannah, 23 Mar. [[vol. 4, p. 483]] 1689. His w. d. 11 Aug. 1697. JOHN, Boston, mariner, m. Elizabeth eldest d. of deac. William Paddy, had Richard, b. 18 Apr 1664; Elizabeth 14 Mar. 1666; and Mercy, 14 Feb. 1668; beside Sarah, 11 Aug. 1673, wh. m. 11 July 1700, Isaac, s. of the sec. Gov. Winslow. This union is worthy of note, because in our rec. the two fam. names Winslow and Wensley, interchangeab. may be seen confus. a thousand times, the same individ. in one line call. different from ano. line on same page. Ano. ch. was John, b. 8 Feb. 1675. From his will, 9 Dec. 1672, we find he was bound on a voyage, divides est. into eight equal parts, of wh. two to his w. two to s. Richard, left one ea. to the ds. of wh. the youngest was then unb. but by codic. in our Vol. VI. made 26 Dec. 1675, is told that "God hath giv. me two ch. more since the above." Very curious is it, that the will of his Wensley, in the rec. immediately follows that of Samuel Winslow, also of Boston, mariner. His d. Mercy m. Joseph Bridgham, Esq. and next, 8 Dec. 1712, Hon. Thomas Cushing. 

NATHANIEL, Salisbury, s. of the first Samuel, b. prob. in Eng. old eno. to be tax. 1650, m. 14 Oct. 1661, Mary Jones, in the will of her f. Thomas, call. Winslow, as memb. of the milit. force, took o. of alleg. 13 Dec. 1677, bot. of John Alcock, in 1661 part 1-32 of Block Island. It had been sold to A. by John Endicott, Daniel Dennison, and William Hathorne, to wh. it was giv. by Mass. governm. for their serv. in the Pequot war, when the conquest was made; and he seems to have been at Block Island 1685. *SAMUEL, an early grantee, with Bradstreet, Dudley, and others, of Colchester 1638, but not orig. sett. of Salisbury, dignif. with prefix of respect in 1650, when he and s. Nathaniel and Samuel, were tax. The s. I suppose, as well as d. Deborah, with w. Elizabeth he brot. from Eng. but other ch. b. here, were Ephraim, 15 Apr. 1641; Elisha, 30 May 1646; and the w. d. 2 June 1649. He was freem. 22 May 1639, and invent. mode of mak. salt, to wh. our Gen. Ct. gave encouragem. as in Rec. I. 331 and II. 5, or Felt II. 176. He was rep. 1642, 5, and 53; d. 2 June 1663; and his wid. Ann, a sec. w. m. 1657, wid. of Henry Boade of Wells, d. 21 Mar. 1677. 

SAMUEL, Salisbury, s. of the preced. perhaps eldest, b. prob. in Eng. made his will 1665, but whether he had w. or ch. is not kn. to me. What wid. W. Sewall refers to, in his diary, sub. Dec. 1686, Geneal. Reg. VI. 73, when he ment. d. of her s. Jenner in Eng. is beyond my conject. but it may not prob. be Ann, the wid. of Henry Boarde of Wells or Saco, wh. in 1657 agreed to m. this Samuel; nor should I refer to so unimport. a fact, were it not to save trouble to some hunter of the Indexes of Geneal. Reg. that Wersley VI. 243, means the same man. Sometimes this name is confound. with Winslow; and almost as oft. the name in Col. Rec. is Winslow, as otherwise. [[vol. 4, p. 484]]

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