Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
WHITFIELD,EDWARD, reading 1649, as I learn from Col. Rec. II 283, but as Eaton does not name him, I judge he rem. soon. HENRY Guilford, came to New Haven in July 1639, with Col. George Fenwick and his lady, and a ch. of famous John Davenport, who, in a letter of 27 Sept. aft. to lady Mary Vere, tells of the ship, that she was the first "that ever cast anchor in" that place. See Geneal. Reg. IX. 149 No Doubt he was bred up for the pulpit, but of his place of educ. wh. are ign. The common acco. of him is, that he was s. of a lawyer, b. a. 1597, sett. as min. at Ockham, a. 20 ms. from London, in Co. Surry, but others day Ockley or Okely in that sh. a. three ms. from the metrop. was one of the founders of the ch. at G. yet the establishm. of the ch. seems to be postpon. to 1643, prob. from the slow growth of the town. He had propty. eno. and disregard. the fulminat. of Bp. Laud for no read. the royal proclaim. for sports on Sunday, resign. his place without dispute, after serv. at the altar near twenty years in his native ld. Later in the autumn of 1650, he went home, publish. the two foll. yrs. relattions of the spread of the gospel among our aborig. and d. in the city of Winchester, it is said, in the office of min. tho. of this I much doubt, if my construct. of the lang. of letters from his s.-in-law and neph. both nam. John Higginson, as to his long life, be correct. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 200, 1 and 4. Commonly it is said he had ten ch. but I kn. only of Abigail, the first w. of Rev. James Fitch, and Sarah, wh. m. Rev. John Higginson. JOHN, Dorchester 1634, rem. to Windsor, prob. next yr.
WHITFORD, JONAS, perhaps of Salem, may have been s. of Walter d. 1690. WALTER, Salem, by w. Bridget had Samuel, b. 21 Oct. 1668; and perhaps John, wh. was his admor. return. inv. 19 Sept. 1692.
WHITHAM, HENRY, Gloucester m. m. 15 June 1665, Sarah, d. of Morris Somes, had Thomas, b. 29 Sept. 1666; Henry, 27 Oct. 1668; John, 19[[vol. 4, p. 518]] Feb. 1671, d. soon; Samuel, 26 Jan. 1673; and Joseph, 21 Dec. 1676. I have foll. the spelling of Mr. Felt, but may easily believe the name was Witham.
WHITING, GILES, Hartford, or the town above, or the town below, excus. from train. 1643, paying 1s. every train. day for support of drums and colors; but I kn. not that any thing beyond Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 99, can be seen of him, exc. that he was a propr. of Norwalk 1654. JOHN, Salem, s. of William of Hartford, b. prob. in Eng. tho. Goodwin, 330, makes the date 1635, of wh. I much doubt, bec. 30 Sept. 1654, when he should have been of yrs. of legal discretion, agreem. relat. to distrib. of est. of his f. was sign. by him as well as his elder br. and Mr. Fitch who had m. his mo. and the gr. friends, Webster and Stone, in wh. the f. had confid. After receiv. his A. B. at Harv. 1653, and A. M. 1655, was a tutor at the coll. but soon call. to the pulpit at S. in aid of aged Rev. Edward Norris, and from 1657 to 1659, acc. Felt II. 626, preach. there, but he would not sett. and went to Hartford, where he was ord. 1660, as collea. with Stone, and was adm. freem. May 1665. Rev. Jospeh Haynes succeed. S. a controv. soon sprang up betw. him and W. a bapt. of infants, of wh. the import may, I suppose, be gather. from a letter of famous John Davenport, June 1666, to Gov. John Winthrop, in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 60-2; and Trumbull, Col. Rec. II. 120.
The result is more intelligib. a new ch. was gather. and 1670, W. was made pastor, and serv. until his d. 8 Sept. 1689. He had m. at Cambridge, a. 1654, Sybil, d. of deac. Edward Collins of the same, had Sybil, b. 1655, prob. at C.; John, 1657, prob. at C. d. young; both bapt. at C.; William, 1659, bapt. at C. says Mitchell's Reg. 19 Feb, 1660; Martha, 1662; Sarah, 1664; Abigail, 1666; and Samuel, 22 Apr. 1670. In 1673 he m. sec. w. Phebe, d. of Thomas Gregson of New Haven, and had Thomas, b. 1674, d. soon; Mary, 1676, d. at 13 yrs.; Elizabeth 1678; Joseph, 1680; Nathaniel, 1683, d. young; Thomas, again, 1686, d. young; and John, again, 1688, who was a merch. at Hartford, and d. unm. at 27 yrs. He had been appoint. chaplain, Aug. 1675, for the troops in Philip's war, and d. not as Trumbull says, in 1700, but as bef. said. his wid. m. 1692, Rev. John Russell of Hadley, but aft. his d. went to her s. Joseph, at New Haven; and d. 19 Sept. 1730. Sybil m. Alexander Bryan; Martha m. 25 Dec. 1683, Samuel Bryan; both of Milford; Sarah m. 19 Mar. 1685, Jonathan Bull of Hartford; and Abigail m. Rev. Samuel Russell of Deerfield, aft. of Branford.
JOHN, Lynn, s. of Rev. Samuel of the same, may have gone, soon after his gr. at Harv. to Eng. and "was intend. for a Physician, but bec. a preach." says Mather, "first at Butterwick, then at Leverton in Lincolnsh. where he d. a godly conformist." Magn. III.[[vol. 4, p. 519]] cap. 28. It seems from Thompson's Hist. of Boston, 349, if Farmer, in MS. be correct, that he was bur. 11 Oct. 1689, so that the Coll. catal. wh. notes his d. 1723, is strangely at fault. JOHN, Lancaster, s. of Rev. Samuel of Billerica, ord. 3 Dec. 1691, there was k. by the Ind. 11 Sept. 1697, leav. wid. Alice, d. of Joseph Cook of Cambridge, whose two ch. (Alice, d. 19 Oct. 1697, aged 2 yrs. 10 mos. and Eunice, d. 4 Nov. foll. aged 1 yr.) have gr.-st. inscript. preserv. in Harris, call. ch. of John and Alice. His wid. m. 19 May 1701, Rev. Timothy Stevens of glastenbury. JOHN, Wrentham, s. prob. of Nathaniel the first, m. 24 Dec. 1688, Mary Billings, had Nathaniel, b. 2 Feb. 1691; Mary, 14 Oct. 1692; and John, 16 Jan. 1695.
JOSEPH, Lynn, s. of Rev. Samuel of the same, assist. his f. sev. yrs. and succeed. him by ord. 1680, m. Sarah, eldest d. of dep.-gov. Thomas Danforth, had Samuel, b. 3 July 1674; Joseph, 22 Nov. 1675, d. in 3 days; Joseph, again, 8 May 1677, d. soon; Thomas, 20 May 1678, d. in few days; Joseph, again, 14 Jan. 1681, d. in few wks.; John, 20 Jan. 1682, H. C. 1700, the min. of Concord, wh. d. 4 May 1752, from wh. descend. are very num. A. 1682, he rem. to Southampton, L. I. where he was a "a worthy and painful min. of the gosp." when Mather wrote 1698, and liv. to 7 Apr. 1723,
JOSEPH, Westfield, s. of the first William, m. 5 Oct. 1669, as Goodwin says, but town rec. 6 Aug. 1670, Mary, d. of John Pynchon of Springfield, had Mary, b. 19 Aug. 1672; Joseph, 5 Oct. 1674; and his w. d. soon aft. He was made cornet of Hampsh. troops 1672, freem. of Mass. 1671, being then of Westfield pulpit, as Farmer in MS. thought, mistak. him. for the preced. but he was a merch. went back to Harford, m. Ann, d. of Col. John Allyn, had Ann, 28 Aug. 1677, d. at 6 yrs.; John, 13 Nov. 1679, d. young; Susanna, 18 June 1682; William, 14 Mar. 1685, d. at 17 yrs.; Ann, again, 18 Aug. 1687; Margaret, 5 Jan. 1691; and John, again, 15 Dec. 1693. He was treasr. of the Col. Goodwin says, from 1678 till his d. 39 yrs. and was succeed. 32 yrs. by his s. John. Farmer makes him to be chos. an Assist. 1683, but I doubt. His wid. d. 3 Mar. 1735.
*JOSEPH. New Haven, s. of Rev. John of Hartford, m. 30 Jan. 1710, Hannah, d. of Thomas Trowbridge the sec. of the same, had Hannah, b. 21 Feb. 1712; Mary, 5 Feb. 1714; Elizabeth 8 June 1717; Phebe, 23 Oct. 1720; John, 1 Mar. 1722; Sarah, 15 Apr. 1725; Joseph, 28 Jan. 1727; and Elisha, 29 July 1729; chos. rep. 1716, and sev. yrs. later, and assist. 1725-46; and d. 4 Apr. 1748, as did his wid. 9 Aug. foll.
NATHANIEL, Dedham, had a gr. of ld. in Lynn, 1638, but was of D. 1641, freem, 18 May 1642, m. 4 Mar. 1643, Hannah, eldest d. of John Dwight of the same, had Nathaniel, b. 7 bapt. 29 Sept. 1644; John, 29 Sept. bapt. 11 Oct. 1646, prob. d. soon; ano. John, next yr. d. soon; ano. s. 30 Dec. 1649, whose name eludes [[vol. 4, p. 520]] me. tho. Goodwin calls him Samuel, b. 20 Nov.; Hannah, 17, bapt. 22 Feb. 1652; Timothy, b. 5 Jan. 1653; Mary, 8 July 1656, d. soon; Mary, again, 12, bapt. 24 Oct. 1658; Sarah, 3 Dec. 1660; Abigail, 7 June 1663; John, again, 19, bapt. 23 July 1665; and Jonathan, 9, bapt. 20 Oct. 1667, and perhaps more. Goodwin adds Judah, b. 20 Mar. 1670; and Ann, 25 Feb. 1672. I suppose he liv. in that part wh. bec. Medfield. NATHANIEL, Medfield, s. of the preced. was freem. 1672, driv. by Ind. hostil. to Roxbury, by w. Hannah had Jonathan, b. 9 Oct. 1677; and prob. had other ch. at M. for the name spread much in that vicinage. OLIVER, Billerica, s. of Rev. Samuel of the same, m. 22 Jan. 1690, Ann. d. of capt. Jonathan Danforth of the same, had nine ch. of wh. only Samuel, b. 6 Sept. 1702, f. of a respecta. line, is kn. to me; d. 22 Dec. 1736.
SAMUEL, Lynn, b. at Boston, Co. Line. 20 Nov. 1597, s. of John Whiting, the mayor of the borough, was matric. 1613 at Emanuel, the Puritan Coll. of the Univ. of Cambridge, as it was then stigmatiz. had his degrees 1616, and 1620, preach. as chaplain three yrs. in private fams. if Mather be correct, after his master's degr. and then went to Lynn Regis, Co. Norfolk, spent ano. three yrs. as collea. or curate of the rector, and being disturb. by his diocesan, rem. to Skirbeck, close to his native place. Aft. bur. his first w. by wh. he had two s. wh. d. in Eng. and one d. brot. to our country, Mather says he m. a d. of Oliver St. John, a Bedforsh. man. of fam. nearly relat. to the Lord St. John of Bletso, wh. may all be true, but the writer confuses the time very cruelly, when he should tell the date of her m. or d. by saying she "stayed with her worthy consort forty-seven yrs. went in the seventy-third yr. of his age unto him to whom her soul had been," &c.
Taking the pains to extract meaning out of this gabble, by common arithmetic, we find reason to see that Mather need not be believed literally; as thus, W. was in his 73d yr. in 1669, and the union having existed 47 yrs. of course it began in 1622, wh. is rather rearly for him who had obt. his master's degree in 1620, m. one w. had three ch. and lost her. I have learn. to distrust the author of the Magnalia in all cases where he employs roundabout instead of direct phraseology, and even in this is sometimes careless. He came in the same ship with Wheelwright, who had been his neighbor in Co. Line. arr. 26 May 1636, and sett. 8 Nov. next in the ch. of Lynn, freem. 7 Dec. foll. tho. the prefix of respect is not found with his name. With him came w. s. Samuel, b. at Shirbeck, 25 Mar. 1633, H. C. 1653, but not entit. to his A. M. until 1656, and two ds. of wh. one was Dorothy, b.; by the first w. who m. 4 June 1650, Thomas Weld fo Roxbury; and the other, Elizabeth by sec. w. m. Rev. Jeremiah Hobart. At L. he prob. had John, H. C. 1657, bef. ment. and certain. Joseph, b. 1641, H. C. 1661, bef. ment. ano. s. and ano. d. [[vol. 4, p. 521]] if Mather may be trust. whose names are not giv. His w. d. 3 Mar. 1677. The letter of 1 Oct. 1677 to Rev. Increase Mather, wh. he calls cousin, in Geneal. Reg. II. 198, is valua. and the s. and d. with him to wh. reference is made, where Samuel, jr. and prob. his w. But why Increase M. was call. his cousin or neph. is uncert. unless from his m. with d. of famous John Cotton, to wh. the Magn. asserts "some affinity" of W. He d. not 11 Nov. as Lynn Rec. in Geneal. Reg. V. 342 has it, but 11 Dec. 1679. In our Col. Rec. IV. 406, the liberality of governm. in giv. him 600 acres for the rights wh. his br. John, and Richard Wesland, aldermen of Boston in Eng. had assign. him, aris. from the original stock taken in the comp. bef. settlem. wh. would have given them claim to 200, is to be read.
SAMUEL, Billerica, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. freem. 1656, m. 12 Nov. of that yr. at Charlestown, Dorcas, d. of Leonard Chester of Wethersfield, had Elizabeth b. 6 Oct. 1660; Samuel, 19 Dec. 1662; John, 1 July 1664, H. C. 1685, bef. ment.; Oliver, 8 Oct. 1665, bef. ment.; Mary, 28 Apr. 1667; Dorothy, 23 Aug. 1668; Joseph 7 Jan. 1670, H. C. 1690, d. 6 Aug. 1701; James, 20 July 1671; Eunice; Benjamin; and Benjamin, again; the four last d. inf. He was ord. 11 Nov. 1663, the first min. of B. tho. he had preach. there more than five yrs. bef. and he d. 28 Feb. 1713, his w. hav. d. a fortnight earlier. One of this name, perhaps a trans. stranger, d. at the ho. of capt. Thomas Lake, in Boston, 6 Sept. 1658. SAMUEL, Dedham, perhaps s. of the first Nathaniel of the same, m. 23 Nov. 1676, Sarah, d. of Thomas Metcalf of the same. SAMUEL, Billerica, s. of Rev. Samuel of the same, Farmer says, had issue, tho. he names neither w. nor ch. but adds that he d. 14 Mar. 1715.
SAMUEL, Windham, s. of John of Hartford, m. at Norwich, when he was stud. in divin. 14 Sept. 1696, Elizabeth d. of Rev. William Adams of Dedham, was ord. 4 Dec. 1700, first min. of W. where he had first preach. almost eight yrs. earlier, and d. 27 Sept. 1725, on a visit to Rev. Nathaniel Collins, his br.-in-law, at Enfield. His ch. were Ann, b. 2 Jan. 1698; Samuel, 20 Feb. 1700, who was lost at sea, aged 18 yrs.; Elizabeth 11 Feb. 1702; William, 22 Jan. 1704; Joseph, 17 Feb. 1705; John, 20 Feb. 1706; Sybil, 6 May 1708; Martha, 12 Mar. 1710, d. young; Mary, 24 Nov. 1712; Eliphalet, 8 Apr. 1715; Elisha, 17 Jan. 1717; Samuel, again, 15 May 1720; and Nathan, 4 May 1724. His wid. m. 1737 Rev. Samuel Niles of Braintree, and after his d. 1 May 1762, went to her youngest ch. at New Haven, col. Nathan, and there d. 21 Dec. 1766. TIMOTHY, Dedham, freem. 1690, was perhaps s. of the first Nathaniel.
*WILLIAM, Hartford 1636, a wealthy merch. who had been engag. in a patent for lds. at Swamscot with Lord Say and Lord Brook, and had w. Susanna, s. William and perhaps John bef. [[vol. 4, p. 522]] leav. Eng. but possib. came over in 1633 with their agent or gov. Thomas Wiggin, whose w. I think was his sis. as in his will he gives to her and ea. of her ch. decent legacies. Indeed we kn. not from what part of Mass. he went, but prob. from Cambridge, since other promin. persons rem. thence that yr. and he in 1637 was one of the first ho. of reps. in 1641 an Assist. and treasr. of the Col. from 1643 to his d. in 1647, when he was call. major. Yet he was mak. voyages oft. certain. in anticipat. of one, made his will 20 Mar. 1643 (in wh. he calls his s. William less than 21 yrs. of age, and so, when draw. codic. 2 Apr. 1646), but it may have been only to the Delaware riv. where he maintain, trad.-ho. as also as Westfield, addit. to that will was declar. 24 July 1647, soon after wh. he d. for his wid. had admin. 2 Sept. foll. We kn. not dates of b. of any one of the five ch. nam. in that will, the two bef. ment. and Samuel, of wh. however we never hear more, Sarah, who m. first, Jacob Mygatt, near the end of 1654, and in 1683, John King, or Mary, who m. 3 Aug. 1664, Rev. Nathaniel Collins of Middletown; but of Joseph, ment. in the first codic. we learn from Goodwin, that he was b. 2 Oct. 1645; and ano. s. was b. posthum. as we learn from the order of Ct. in Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 495, but of him no more is told. His wid. m. 1650, Samuel Fitch of H. and next m. Alexander Bryan of Milford, but d. bef. him, at the ho. of her d. Collins, and was bur. at Middletown, 8 July 1673.
WILLIAM, Hartford, eldest s. of the preced. b. prob. in Eng. went home perhaps, bef. m. was a merch. in London, honor. by the Assembl. of Conn. in 1686, as their agent to present addr. to the throne a. their charter, and was thank. for this good serv. d. in 1699, leav. Joseph his s. to admin. his est. *WILLIAM, Hartford, s. of John of the same, was capt. major, col. of the troops in the old (or Queen Ann's) French war, sheriff of the Col. 1722; m. 6 Oct. 1686, Mary, d. of col. John Allyn, had Mary, b. 1 Apr. 1688; Charles, 5 July 1692; and William, 15 Feb. 1694. His w. d. 14 Dec. 1724; and he rem. to Newport, there prob. d. In suffk. Emigrants, a tract of great research, print. by Mr. Hunter in 3 Mass. Hist. coll. X. 171, he thinks that the fam. sprung from Boxford in that Co. of wh. may be count. prob. the Hartford and Dedham stocks, should incl. even the Rev. Samuel, tho. he certain, was last from Co. Line Boston in that sh. had furnish, many of our planters bef. W. and for £50. contrib. by Richard Westland, an Alderman of Boston bef. our colony of Mass. was occup. gr. of six hundred, instead of two hundr. acres, was many yrs. after giv. to his friend Rev. Samuel Whiting, as in our Col. Rec. Farmer in MS. 1834 notes that fourteen of this name had been gr. at Yale, thirteen at Harv. and eight at the other N. E. coll.
WHITLOCK, JOHN, Fairfield, had d. in 1658, the inv. being in Oct. [[vol. 4, p. 523]] leav. wid. and sev. ch. of wh. the name of only John is preserv. JOHN, Farifield, prob. s. of the preced. had d. bef. 7 Apr. 1698, the date of his inv. but whether he had w. or ch. is not kn.
WHITMAN, in early days oft. spell. WHITEMAN, ABIAH or ABIJAH, Weymouth, s. of John of the same, was freem. 1681, m. Mary Ford, perhaps d. of Andrew, had Elizabeth b. 1673; Lydia, 1678; John, 1681; Mary, 14 Oct. 1683; Zechariah, 2 Jan. 1686; but the Fam. Mem. exchanges the dates of the last two; Elinor, 3 Sept. 1688; and Abiah, 30 Nov. 1690. He liv. with his f. who devis. to him his homesteadfarm, wh. has contin. undiv. to posterity in sixth generat. But he had also lds. at Easton, wh. he gave to some ch. ABRAHAM, Weymouth, freem. 1680, may not have been br. of the preced. but nothing is kn. of him. EBENEZER, Bridgewater, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Abigail Burnham, had Abigail, b. 1702; Zechariah, 1704; Hannah, 1709; and Ebenezer, 1713; and in that yr. d. His wid. m. a Hobart of Hingham.
EBENEZER, Weymouth, s. of John the sec. of the same, m. Deborah Richards, prob. d. of Joseph of the same, had Daniel, b. 1706; Ann, 1711; David, 1713; beside Silence; Sarah; and Deborah; whose dates are not told. GEORGE, Wickford 1674. JOHN, Weymouth, was first of Dorchester, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, but soon aft. at W. had Hannah, b. 24 Aug. 1641; but other ch. he had, some b. no doubt, in Eng. Thomas; John; Abiah or Abijah; Zechariah, b. 1644, H. C. 1668; Sarah; Mary; Elizabeth; Hannah; and Judith; these nine all liv. to be nam. in the will of f. 1685. A fam. tradit. that the mo. with s. Thomas, aged 12 yrs. and others of the ch. came in 1641, may deserve a partial credence beyond what such evidence gains usually from the judicious. Prob. conject. is that, beside Abijah and Zechariah, and Hannah, Judith, also, and Elizabeth were b. on this side of the water; but the order, in wh. names of ch. occur in a will, is not always sufficient guide to determine relative ages. He was ens. 1645, appoint. by the Gen. Court "to end small causes," deac. and d. 13 Nov. 1692, little, if any short of 90 yrs. and may well seem to be the ancest. of the larger portion of the thousands bear. the name in our region. Sarah m. a Jones; Mary m. John Pratt; Elizabeth m. Joseph Green; Hannah m. Stephen French; and Judith m. a King. JOHN, Charlestown, spell. on ch. rec. Weightman, when adm. of the ch. 31 July 1641, and Withman, on Col. Rec. when adm. freem. 18 May foll.
JOHN, Weymouth, sec. s. of the preced. freem. 1681, by w. Ruth Reed had no issue, as she d. soon and by sec. w. Abigail Hollis had Ruth, b. 1 Feb. 1664; Mary, 10 Mar. 1666; John, 22 June 1668; Ebenezer, 4 Dec. 1670; Experience, 1 Apr. 1673; but his last is call. Samuel in the Fam. Mem. JOHN, Bridgewater, eldest s. of Thomas of the same, m. Mary Pratt of Weymouth, [[vol. 4, p. 524]] was a stout soldier in Philip's war, and d. 1727, leav. no ch. JOHN, Weymouth, s. of the sec. John of the same, by w. Dorothy had Dorothy, b. 1704; Abigail, 1707; John, 1709; Matthew, 1712; Sarah, 1714; Mary, 1716, prob. d. young; and Mary, again, 1721. his w. d. 1733, and he m. 22 Aug. 1734, Christina Farrar.
JOSEPH, Huntington, L. I. adm. to be freem. of Conn. 1664, as in Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 428, was, I presume, s. of Rev. Zechariah of Milford, and prob. d. bef. his f. NICHOLAS, Bridgewater, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Sarah Vining, d. perhaps of John of Weymouth, had Thomas, b. 1702; John, 1704; David, 1709; Jonathan, 1710; and Seth, 1713. His sec. w. was Mary Cary, and by her he had Eleazer, 1716; and Benjamin, 1719. By third w. Mary Conant, he had Josiah, 1724; Sarah, 1726; Nicholas, 1731; and Ebenezer, 1736; beside five others who d. inf. chief. but not all by the last w. He was k. by accid. 6 Aug. 1746, but had many descend, wh. attain. gr. age, five ch. d. at 80, 86, 87, 90, and 94 yrs. ROBERT, Ipswich, came in the Abigail, 1635, aged 20, and w. Susanna, m. 1648, wh. d. 1664; and 9 Nov. of that yr. he m. Hannah Knight, and was liv. 1679, but I kn. no more of him. SAMUEL, Weymouth, s. of John the sec. m. Mary, prob. d. of Joseph Richards of the same, had Ruth, b. 1710; and Samuel, 1717; was deac. for half a hundr. yrs. and prob. d. fairly a century old.
THOMAS, Weymouth, eldest s. of John the first, b. in Eng. a. 1629, perhaps not brot. by his f. but left at home to foll. with mo. and other ch. as fam. tradit. tells. freem. 1653, m. 22 Nov. 1656, Abigail, d. of Nicholas Byram, had s. John, b. 5 Sept. 1658; Ebenezer; and Nicholas, as, from his will of 1711, we find also ds. Susanna, w. of Benjamin Willis; Mary, w. of Seth Leach; Naomi, w. of William Snow; and Hannah, then unm.; but no date of b. for more than one of the seven is found; perhaps bec. he sold his est. at Weymouth, and rem. to Bridgewater bef. the b. of sec. ch. and he d. 1712. His wid. long surv. VALENTINE, Providence, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 16 Nov. 1652; Elizabeth 3 July 1655; Susanna, 28 Feb. 1658; and Valentine, 28 Aug. 1668; perhaps others. He took engagem. of alleg. to Charles II. 31 May 1666; and was much employ. as interpret. with Ind. (See Hutch. Coll. 267) and d. 26 Jan. 1701. VALENTINE, Providence, s. of the preced. m. 12 Dec. 1694, Sarah Bartlett, had Sarah, b. 26 Jan. 1696; John, 1698; Henry, 16 Jan. 1700; and Abijah, 4 Jan. 1707.
ZECHARIAH, Milford, br. of the first John, came in the autumn of 1635, aged 40, with w. Sarah, 25, and s. Zechariah, 2 1/2, by the Truelove from London, was at M. 1639, perhaps, or at New Haven 1643, but nothing is told of him, exc. that he was in a rul. elder. Felt, in Eccles. Hist. of N. E. I. 564, says he was ord. teacher of the ch. at M. and assist. in the installa. of Rev. Roger [[vol. 4, p. 525]] Newton, may have had s. Joseph, bef. ment. He d. 25 Apr. 1666; outliv. if he had any ch. as, by his will of 24 Apr. 1666, he gave his est. at M. after life of his w. Sarah, to his neph. Zecharaiah, to George Clark and John Stream, ea. L20. His wid. d. 2 Jan. 1671.
ZECHARIAH, Hull, youngest s. of John the first, was ord. 13 Sept. 1670, the only min. wh. ever contin. to reside at H. for life, soon after m. Sarah, d. of John Alcock, by the contr. of m. bind. to Richard Russell, and Samuel Alcock, physician, her uncle, the est. at Milford, left him by his uncle, and his own at H. had Zechariah; John; and Samuel, H. C. 1696, wh. three yrs. later kept the gr.sch. at Salem, and bec. min. at Farmington, beside Joanna, Sarah, and Mary; was freem. 1673; and d. 5 Nov. 1726. Farmer notes as gr. in 1834, twelve at Harv. five at Yale, and nine at other N. E. coll.
WHITMARSH, EBENEZER, Weymouth, s. of John of the same, by w. Christian had Ebenezer, b. 26 Dec. 1683, prob. d. soon; Richard, 10 July 1685; Ebenezer, again, 10 Mar. 1688; and Ruth, 18 Mar. 1691. EZRA. Weymouth, br. perhaps of the preced. by w. Bathsheba had Sarah, b. 9 Nov. 1689, d. soon; and Sarah, again, 19 Oct. 1694. JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Sarah and Increase, b. 1655, says Farmer, but that is earlier than our rec.; Ebenezer, 14 May 1658, Simon, 11 May 1661; a ch. whose name is lost on the rec. 14 Aug. 1663; Zechariah, 1 Sept. 1667; Judith, 2 Sept. 1669; Ezra, 13 Oct. 1670; and Jane, 8 Sept. 1675; was freem. 1691, unless this means his s. as seems more prob. His will of 1695 does not name Increase, nor Simon, nor Jane, but to the other ch. adds John, Sarah, Deborah, and Ruth, and gr.s. Richard. Prob. his w. was d. as she is not nam. The will was not pro. bef. 1709. Judith m. Joseph Shaw. JOHN, Weymouth, s. of the preced. prob. eldest, serv. in Philip's war in Johnson's comp. in the "direful swamp fight," 19 Dec. 1675. NICHOLAS, Weymouth, br. perhaps of the first John, by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 25 Mar. 1661; Jane, 8 Apr. 1664; Samuel, 27 Oct. 1665; Susanna, 18 Jan. 1668; Sarah, 26 Nov. 1669; and Nicholas, 21 Aug. 1673; was freem. 1681; NICHOLAS, Weymouth, s. prob. of the preced. by w. Mary had Nicholas, b. 20 Mar. 1699.
SAMUEL, Weymouth, br. of the preced. by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 27 Dec. 1691; Susanna, 11 Feb. 1695; David, 13 Oct. 1696; and Mary, 20 Feb. 1698. SIMEON, Weymouth, perhaps br. of the first John and Nicholas, by w. Sarah had James, b. 8 Feb. 1669; Elizabeth 15 Feb. 1671; Mary, 12 June 1674; and possib. by w. Elizabeth had Alice, 14 Nov. 1695; at least the rec. gives such w. and ch. to one Simeon, but it may be mistake for the next. SIMON, Weymouth, s. of the first John, may, perhaps, legally claim the w. and ch. last ascrib. to Simeon, for, by his will of 1708, he names w. Elizabeth and [[vol. 4, p. 526]] ch. Simon, Mary Jackson, s.-in-law Edward Darby (whose w. was Ruth when his ch. were born), Alice, and John.
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