Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
WHITMORE,oft. WETMORE, BERIAH, Middletown, s. of the first Thomas, m. 1 Apr. 1691, Margaret, d. of Rev. Samuel Stow, had Sarah, b. 6 May 1693; Hope, 27 Oct. 1695; Thomas, 8 Feb. 1698, d. in few days; Margaret, 16 July 1700; Hannah, 2 May 1703; Bethia, 12 Nov. 1705, d. in few wks.; and Beriah, 23 Apr. 1707; and his w. d. 21 Feb. 1710. He m. 11 Nov. 1714, Mary, d. of Obadiah Allen, had Mary, 6 Oct. 1715, wh. d. in two mos. His w. d. 24 July 1637, aged 62, and he d. 11 Apr. 1756; and he and all other descend. of his f. adopt. the spell. Wetmore. FRANCIS, Cambridge, s. prob. of John of Wethersfield, b. in Eng. a. 1625, m. Isabel, d. of Richard Park of Cambridge, freem. 1654, had Elizabeth b. 1 May 1649; Francis, 12 Oct. 1650; John, 1 Oct. 1654; Samuel, 1 May 1658; Abigail, bapt. 3 July 1659; Sarah, b. 7 bapt. 30 Mar. 1662; and Margery, bapt. 27 Mar. 1664, d. young; and the w. d. 31 Mar. 1665. He m. again, 10 Nov. 1666, Margaret Harty, and had Hannah, bapt. not perhaps as Mitchell's rec. says, 15 Feb. but Sept. 1667, d. soon; Margaret, b. 9 Sept. 1668; Francis, 3 Mar. 1671; Thomas, 1673; and Joseph, a. 1675; and d. says the gr.st. in Harris, 11, on 12 Oct. 1683, tho. he notes that rec. of the town gives 1685; and this is better than the stone. His will of 8 Oct. in his yr. is abstr. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 134. The wid. d. 1 Mar. 1686. Elizabeth m. 3 Nov. 1669, Daniel Markham; Abigail m. 9 May 1683, Samuel Wilcox of Middletown; Sarah m. William Locke; Margaret m. Thomas Carter of Woburn; and Frances m. Jonathan Thompson.
FRANCIS, Middletown, eldest s. of the preced. m. 8 Feb. 1675, Hannah, d. of William Harris, had Francis, b. 25 Nov. 1675; Hannah, 23 Nov. 1677; Elizabeth 1679; Abigail, 23 Jan. 1681; Martha, 1683; Joseph, 1 Aug. 1687; William, 18 Dec. 1689; Edith, 3 Mar. 1692; Isabel, Dec. 1694; and John, Apr. 1698; was a lieut. and d. 9 Sept. 1700. IZRAHIAH, Middletown, s. of Thomas, m. 13 May 1692, Rachel, d. of Rev. Samuel Stow, had Izrahiah, b. 28 June 1693; Stow, 31 Jan. 1695; James, 25 Dec. 1695; Ichabod, 18 Apr. 1698, d. young; Seth, 18 Nov. 1700; Jeremiah, 8 Nov. 1703; Caleb, July 1706; and Josiah, 1 Mar. 1709; and d. 1743. *JOHN, Wethersfield 1639, but in what part of Mass. he had first liv. is not found, but prob. he brot. from Eng. all the five ch. he ever had, Thomas, b. a. 1615; Francis, a. 1625; and John, a. 1627; beside two ds. Ann, said to be b. a. 1621; and Mary, a. 1623; rem. a. 1641 to Stamford, and was one of the first sett. At S. he was in good repute, m. a wid. Jessup, was chos. a rep. to New Haven assemb. 1647, and murd. by Ind. in Oct. 1648. The act was not a case of private hatred, but seems to have been the deed of the whole tribe, [[vol. 4, p. 527]] and the Col. of Conn. was moved to unite with that of N. H. in a just revenge. See Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 197. JOHN, Hartford 1646, s. perhaps of the preced. had Sarah, b. 16 Dec. 1647; rem. prob. to Stamford bef. or soon after d. of his suppos. father. JOHN, Medford, s. of Francis the first, m. Rachel, d. of Francis Eliot of Braintree, wid. of John Poulter of Cambridge, had Francis and Abigail, tw. b. 8 May 1678, of wh. Francis d. young; and John, 27 Aug. 1683; was freem. 22 Mar. 1690, but the yr. bef. had been impress. into serv. against the Ind. in the gr. war of 1689, and was on duty beyond Piscataqua. See Magn. VII. 67. His w. d. 20 Mar. 1723, and he m. 3 June 1724, Rebecca Cutler, and he d. 22 Feb. 1739.
JOHN, Middletown, eldest s. of the first Thomas, m. 30 Dec. 1680, Abigail, eldest d. of Andrew Warner, had Thomas, b. Apr. 1682; and Abigail, 2 May 1685, both d. young; and his w. d. 5 May 1685. He m. 1 Apr. foll. Mary, d. of John Savage of the same, had Elizabeth 20 Mar. 1687; Mary, 18 Jan. 1692, d. young; John, 21 May 1694; and Ebenezer, posthum. 17 Sept. 1696. He had made his will 6 Aug. 1689, and d. 31 Aug. 1696; and his wid. m. Obadiah Allen. JOSEPH, Woburn, youngest s. of the first Francis, m. 13 Feb. 1698, Mary, d. of Thomas Kendall of the same, wh. d. 19 Nov. 1760, had Joseph, b. 17 Feb. 1699. JOSEPH, Middletown, seventh s. of Thomas the first, m. 6 or 26 June 1706, Lydia, d. of Nathaniel Bacon, wh. d. 24 Jan. 1750, had Joseph, b. 19 Mar. 1707; Lydia, 22 Sept. 1708; Ann, 11 Feb. 1711, d. soon; Ann, again, 14 Mar. 1713; and Nathaniel, 22 Feb. 1716; and d. 25 Mar. 1717. NATHANIEL, Middletown, br. of the preced. perhaps had by first w. Thomas and Moses, but for sec. w. m. 2 Dec. 1703, Dorcas, wid. of Obadiah Allen, jr. had Deborah, b. 22 Sept. 1704; and Esther, 13 Feb. 1706, d. soon; and he d. 7 Mar. 1709.
SAMUEL, Lexington, call. Cambridge Farms, s. of Francis the first, m. 31 Mar. 1686, Rebecca Gardner, had Francis, b. 9 Dec. foll.; Samuel, 1 Apr. 1688; Rebecca, 9 Feb. 1690; John, 1692, d. young; Benjamin; Abigail, 8 May 1698; Sarah, 10 Apr. 1701; Nathaniel, 7 May 1702; and Mary, 4 May 1704. His w. d. 5 June 1709, and he m. Mary, wid. of Abraham Watson, had John, again, 25 Jan. 1715; and d. 22 May 1724. His wid. d. 14 Nov. 1730. SAMUEL, Middletown, third s. of Thomas the first, m. 13 Dec. 1687, Mary, d. of Nathaniel Bacon, had Mehitable, b. 14 Nov. 1689; Samuel, 13 Mar. 1692; Mary, 29 June 1694; Benjamin, 17 May 1696; Thomas, 20 Aug. 1698; Daniel, 9 May 1703; Bethia, 22 Jan. 1707; and Jabez, 14 May 1709. His w. d. ten days aft. and he d. 12 Apr. 1746, aged 90 and a half yrs. but mistake of Geneal. Reg. XV. 136, makes him 40 yrs. more.
*THOMAS, Middletown, who spelt his name Wetmore, as have all the descend. s. of the [[vol. 4, p. 528]] first John [wrong; desc. of first John's s. Francis Whitmore of Cambridge kept Whitmore spelling - wcw.], m. 16 Dec. 1645, Sarah, d. of John Hall, had John, bapt. 6 Sept. 1646; Elizabeth b. 1648, Mary, 1649; Sarah, bapt. 20 Apr. 1651, d. young; Thomas, 19 Oct. 1652; Hannah, 13 Feb. 1654; Samuel, 10 Sept. 1655; Izrahiah, 8 Mar. 1657; Beriah, 2 Nov. 1658; Nathaniel, 21 Apr. 1661; Joseph, 5 Mar. 1663; Sarah, again, 27 Nov. 1664. His w. d. 7 Dec. foll. and he m. 3 Jan. 1667, Mary Akinson, wid. of Luke, and d. of deac. Richard Platt, had Josiah, 29 Mar. 1668; and Mehitable, 17 June 1669, and his w. d. the same day. He m. 8 Oct. 1673, Catharine Roberts, had Benjamin, 27 Nov. 1674; Abigail, 6 Nov. 1678; and Hannah, 4 Jan. 1681. He d. 11 Dec. foll. and his wid. d. 13 Oct. 1693. THOMAS, Middletown, sec. s. of the preced. m. 20 Feb. 1685, Elizabeth d. of George Hubbard of the same, had Elizabeth b. 2 Sept. 1686; and Thomas, 8 June 1689, who d. at 22 yrs. He d. 1 Feb. 1690, and his wid. d. 6 Dec. 1725. THOMAS, Cambridge, s. of Francis of the same, perhaps was some time of Lexington, by w. Mary had Thomas, b. 4 Nov. 1694; Francis, 5 Sept. 1696; Samuel, 22 Sept. 1698; Mary, 4 Sept. 1700; Daniel, 22 Feb. 1702; Ephraim, bapt. 1709, with Hannah, Abigail, and Sarah at the same time. Aft. liv. many yrs. at Billerica, he rem. to Killingly, and d. 23 Jan. 1751.
WHITNELL, JEREMIAH, New Haven 1639, is found in the list of freem. 1669, print. in Trumbull, II. 524, but there is giv. Whitwell, as prob. in the constable's or selectmen's certific. He m. Elizabeth wid. of Thomas Mitchell, after 1662, had no ch. and d. Mar. 1682. His will of 10 Mar. in that yr. gives all his prop. to wid. for life, and after to Philip Alcock, and his w. Elizabeth d. of the wid.
WHITNEY, BENJAMIN, Watertown, youngest s. of John the first of the same, sat down first at York (but was, I think, tax. at Dover 1667 and 8), there got w. Jane, there went to sw. alleg. 1680, but at W. had Jane, b. 29 Sept. 1669; rem. prob. next yr. to Shirborn, there had Joshua, 21 Sept. 1687, but perhaps others bef. His w. d. at S. 14 Nov. 1690; and he took ano. as is thot. 11 Apr. 1695, Mary Poor, but Barry thinks her name Esther, and he is said to have liv. to 1723. By that sec. w. he had Benjamin, 22 May 1709. BENJAMIN, Watertown, youngest s. of John the sec. of the same, m. 30 Mar. 1687, Abigail, d. of William Hager, had Abigail, b. 3 May 1688; Ruth, 1689; Benjamin, both bapt. 10 July 1698; John, b. 15 June 1694; David, 16 June 1697; and Daniel, 17 July 1700. Harry, Hist. of Framingham, 436, gives him sec. w. Elizabeth says, his will was pro. 1736, and that he left Benjamin, Samuel, Joseph, and Elizabeth Yet the last name may be of w. not of ch. BENJAMIN, Shirborn, youngest s. of Jonathan of the same, m. 24 Oct. 1700, Mercy Trayis, had prob. no ch. and d. 1718, his will is pro. 25 Sept. of that yr.
ELEAZER, Sudbury, s. of Thomas of Watertown, [[vol. 4, p. 529]] m. 11 Apr. 1687, Dorothy, d. of James Ross of S. had Sarah, b. 1688, at S. rem. soon to W. and there had James, wh. d. young Thomas; James, again; Mary; these three bapt. 28 Jan. 1700; but sec. James d. young; Dorothy, bapt. 16 June 1700; Eleazer, 5 Apr. 1702; Elnathan, 6 May 1705; James, again, 6 June 1708; and Jonas perhaps older than the latter nam. but some of these dates of bapt. do not concur with those in Bond, wh. perhaps had mark. the day of b. at that of bapt. His w. d. 22 June 1731. His will, prob. 1735, nam. two other s. Isaac and Timothy, as Dr. Bond many yrs. since wrote to me, but as in his Geneal. they are omit. I fear he had early mistak. their parentage.
HENRY, Norwalk 1665, had the yr. bef. at Jamaica, L. I. favor. the jurisdict. of Conn. propound. for freem. 1667, and is found in the list of 1669, project. 1672 the settlem. of a new town, but made his will the same yr. and d. the next, giv. est. to his w. and only ch. John ISAIAH, Cambridge, s. of Thomas of Watertown, by w. Sarah, wh. may have been d. of George Woodward, but could never have been wid. of that John Eddy, ment. by Bond, had John, Isaiah, John again, Nathaniel, Sarah, Elijah, and Jonas; but Barry furnish. no dates for any of them. He d. Jan. 1712, at least, his inv. is of 10 of that mo. and his wid. in 1715, says Bond, was of Lexington. JEREMIAH, Plymouth 1643.
JOHN, Watertown, came from London 1635, aged 35, in the Elizabeth and Ann, with w. Elinor, 30, and five s. John, 11; Richard 9; Nathaniel, 8; Thomas, 6; and Jonathan, 1; but a slight reason may be seen for think. one of these ages too low; as in the rec. of W. the f. is call. at his d. 1 June 1673, 84 yrs. old; and Richard was releas. from train. in 1691, "being 70 yrs. of age," when he could only be 65, if the custom-ho. rep. be accept. was a man of propty. and relig. charact. adm. freem. 3 Mar. 1636, was by the Gen. Ct. made constable 1641, a selectman sev. times betw. 1638 and 55, and in 1665 he was town clk. had b. at W. Joshua, 5, but the Register's vol. for W. (preserv. at Boston, giv. the name John) makes the date 15 July 1635, see Geneal. Reg. VII. 159; Caleb, bur. 12 July 1640, prob. very young; and Benjamin, b. 6 June 1643. His w. d. 11 May 1659, and he m. 29 Sept. foll. Judith Clement, wh. prob. d. bef. hemade his will, 3 Apr. 1673; nam. all the s. exc. Nataniel and Caleb, and d. 1 June foll. That Nathaniel prob. d. under 20 yrs.
JOHN, Watertown, eldest s. of the preced. brot. from Eng. by his f. m. Ruth, d. of Robert Reynolds of Boston, had John, b. 16 Sept. 1643; Ruth, 15 Apr. 1645; Nathaniel, 1 Feb. 1647; Samuel, 28 July 1648; Mary, 29 Apr. 1650; Joseph 15 Jan. 1652; Sarah, 17 Mar. 1654; Elizabeth 9 June 1656; Hannah; and Benjamin, 28 June, says Bond, perhaps by town rec. but the reg. of Co. [[vol. 4, p. 530]] Middlexex had 28 Nov. 1660. He was adm. freem. 26 May 1647, and made good his f's. place as selectman in his riper yrs. and d. 12 Oct. 1692. Ruth m. 20 June 1654, John Shattuck, and next, 6 Mar. 1677, Enoch. Lawrence; Sarah m. 18 Oct. 1681, Daniel Harrington; and Elizabeth m. 19 Dec. 1678, Daniel Warren.
JOHN, Roxbury, prob. eldest s. of John the sec. of Watertown, by w. Elizabeth eldest d. of Robert Harris, m. 1669, had Elizabeth b. 9 Sept. 1670; John, 1 Apr. 1672; Ruth, 31 Aug. 1674; Timothy, 16 Apr. 1678; Daniel, 3 Dec. 1681; and Sarah, 2 or 7 Aug. 1684, d. under 5 yrs; was freem. 1684;, and d. 4 Mar. 1727. His will of Sept. 1718, was pro. nine days aft. his d. JOHN, Norwalk, only s. of Henry, m. 17 Mar. 1675, Elizabeth d. of Richard Smith, prob. of L. I. had John, b. 12 Mar. 1677; Joseph, 1 Mar. 1679; Henry, 21 Feb. 1681; and Richard, 18 Apr. 1687; but no more is kn. of him, exc. that he was a miller, had good propty. and his ch. perpet. the name in that region. JOHN, Framingham, s. of Jonathan the first, m. 10 Apr. 1688, Mary, d. of Shadrach Hapgood of Shirborn, had Mary, b. at S. 27 Mar. 1689; at F. Elizabeth 29 Jan. 1691; James, 28 Dec. 1692; and by sec. w. Sarah, d. of Richard Haven of Lynn, had Lydia, 18 Apr. 1695; and Hannah, 27 Sept. 1697; and his w. d. 23 Apr. 1718. His third w. Martha Walker, m. 10 Nov. 1718, d. 14 Nov. 1721, and he d. 1735.
JONATHAN, Watertown, s. of the first John, b. in Eng. brot. at the age of 1 yr. freem. 1668, m. 30 Oct. 1656, Lydia, only d. of Lewis Jones of Watertown, had Lydia, b. 3 July, 1657; Jonathan, 20 Oct. 1658; Ann, 28 Apr. 1660; John, 4, by the Co. Register, but by Bond, prob. recent town rec. 27, June 1662; Josiah, 19 May 1664; Elinor, 12 Oct. 1666, d. at 12 yrs.; James, 25 Nov. 1668, d. at 22 yrs.; Isaac, 12 Jan 1671, d. at 20 yrs.; Joseph, 10 Mar. 1673; Abigail, 18 Aug. 1675; and Benjamin, 6 Jan. 1679; in that yr. rem. to Shirborn, there d. 1702, Goodwin interposes ano. d. betw. the last two ch. but Bond prevails with me. Lydia m. 15 Apr. 1681, Moses Adams; Ann m. as Barry thinks, Cornelius Fisher; and the other ds. may not have m. JONATHAN, Watertown, s. of the preced. m. Sarah, wh. was, Barry judges, d. of Shadrach Hapgood, had Sarah, b. 2 Mar. 1693; Jonathan, 27 Sept. 1694, d. young; Tabitha, 22 Aug. 1696; Shadrach, 12 Oct. 1698; Jonathan, again, 25 Nov. 1700; Ann, 22 May 1702; Amos, 1 May 1705; rem. to Sudbury, and had Zaccheus, 16 Nov. 1707; rem. again, prob. to Concord, there had Timothy, 20 Feb. 1709; and perhaps Daniel; in his will, made 14, pro. 18 Mar. 1735, nam. other ch. Isaac, and his w. surv. him.
JOSEPH, Watertown, s. of the sec. John, m. 24 Jan. 1675, Martha, d. of Richard Beach of the same, had Joseph b. 15 Aug. foll.; Martha, 20 Dec. 1677; John, 29 July 1680; Isaac, 10 Mar. 1682, d. in few days. Isaac, again, 4 Feb. 1683, d. young; Benjamin, [[vol. 4, p. 531]] 31 Jan. 1685; Mary, 21 Apr. 1694; and Sarah, bapt. 20 June 1697; and d. 4 Nov. 1702, leav. wid. wh. took admin. 30 Nov. foll. JOSEPH, Shirborn, s. of the first Jonathan, Barry thinks, by w. Rebecca Burge, had Jonas, b. 7 June 1708; Joseph, 1710; Sylvanus, 1712; James, 1714; and Ephraim, 1716.
JOSHUA, Groton, s of the first John, by w. Lydia had Joshua, b. 14 June 1666; and Sarah, 10 Oct. 1668; by w. Mary had no ch. and she d. 17 Mar. 1672; and he m. at Watertown, 30 Sept. foll. Abigail, prob. d. of Thomas Tarbell, had Mary, 1 July 1675, at Groton; thence driv. by the Ind. war, had at W. William, 28 Feb. 1678; and for the other ch. we must rely upon his will of 17 Apr. 1713, in wh. he calls them Cornelis, David, Martha, Elizabeth and d. Hutchins, by Bond thot. to be Abigail, w.; of John H. and d. Woods, wh. he thot. was Alice, w. of Nathaniel W. but the last is uncert. JOSIAH, Wrentham, s. of the first Jonathan, by w. Abigail, who serv. him, had Josiah, b. a. 1698; Jonathan, a. 1703; and Abigail, 1709; and he prob. d. Jan. 1718, at least his inv. is of 15th of that mo. MOSES, Sudbury, s. of the first Richard, m. 30 Sept. 1686, Sarah Knight; but Bond was able to tell no more; and Barry is equal. silent. From investigat. of T. B. Wyman, jr. it is kn. that he had Sarah, b. 2 July 1687; Moses, a. 1690; Abraham, 29 May 1692; Jonas; Jason, a. 1704; perhaps John; and certain. Lemuel, 1 Aug. 1714. His first ch. was b. in Stow.
NATHANIEL, Watertown, s. of the sec. John, m. 12 Mar. 1674, Sarah, d. of William Hagar of the same, had Nathaniel b. 5 Mar. 1676; Sarah, 12 Feb. 1679; William, 6 May 1683; Samuel, bapt. 17 July 1687; Hannah, Mar. 1689; Eliz b. 15 Dec. 1692; and Grace, bapt. 3 Dec. 1700; perhaps ano. d. Mercy should be add. He rem. to Weston, there d. 7 Jan. 1733, "aged a. 90 yrs." says the extravag. rec. and his wid. d. 7 May 1746, "aged a. 88 yrs.' thus robbing her of more than it had bestowed on him, as if the days of b. of ea. were not well kn. RICHARD, Watertown, sec. s. of the first John, brot. by his f. at nine yrs. old from Eng. m. 19 Mar. 1651, not, as Barry says, Mary (foll. the Co. rec.), but Martha Coldham, d. of the first Thomas of Lynn, had Sarah, b. 17 Mar. 1653; Moses, 1 Aug. 1655; Joanna, 16 Jan. 1657; Deborah, 12 Oct. 1658; Rebecca, 15 Dec. 1659, d. in two mos.; Richard, 13 Jan. 1661; Elisha, 26 Aug. 1662; and Ebenezer, 30 June 1672, was freem. 1651, rem. to that pt. of Concord call. Stow, bef. 1682, and there d. but the time is unkn. RICHARD Stow, s. of the preced. from his will only is kn. to us, as f. of Richard, not eldest ch. perhaps, b. a. 1704; Jonathan; Joshua, a. 1707; Hannah Farr; Elizabeth Wetherbee; Sarah, d. 1703; Ruhamah, a. 1705; and Hepzibah, a. 1710; and the mo.
Elizabeth d. 24 Nov. 1723. He made his will a few days aft. and d. 5 Dec. next, and Barry says the will was [[vol. 4, p. 532]] pro. 23 of the same mo. The two first nam. s. were excors. SAMUEL, Watertown, s. of the sec. John, m. 16 Feb. 1684, Mary, d. of Joseph Bemis, had Mary, b. 30 Sept. 1689; but Bond tells no more, tho. by his putt. Arabic num. 1 bef. the name of the ch. we might expect addit. STEPHEN, one of the first sett. of Huntington, L. I. THOMAS, Plymouth, had w. Winifred, wh. d. 23 July 1660, but from Col. Rec. I learn no more. THOMAS, Watertown, fourth s. of John the first of the same, brot. from Eng. at six yrs. of age, m. 11 Jan. 1655, Mary, whose surname may never be satisfactorily shown, any more than that of the w. of Theophilus Phillips, wh. in my opin. was her sis. but in opin. of a judic. reader of old rec. seems Kedell, in one place, or Keedell in ano. had Thomas, b. 24 Aug. 1656; John, 19 May 1659, d. same day; John, again, 22 Aug. 1660, d. soon; Elnathan, and Eleazer, 7 Apr. 1662; Mary, 22 Dec. 1663, d. young; Bezaleel, 16 Sept. 1665; Sarah, 23 Mar. 1667, wh. is said to have m. Charles Chadwick; Mary, 6 Aug. 1668; Isaiah, 16 Sept. 1671; and Martha, 30 Jan. 1674. Date of his d. was 20 Sept. 1719, but Bond calls him his freem. of 1690, wh. title may be well, I think, fall to THOMAS, Watertown, s. of the preced. m. 29 Jan. 1679, but Bond says, 18 Oct. 1681, Elizabeth d. of George Lawrence of the same, rem. to Stow and had Thomas, b. 17 Sept. 1681; Elizabeth 16 Feb. 1683; John, 13 May 1684; Mary, 13 Jan. 1686; Benjamin, 7 Oct. 1687; Nathan; Susanna; and Abigail; and he was liv. Feb. 1722. Farmer notes that of the name seventeen had in 1834 been gr. at Harv. three at Yale, and ten at other N. E. coll.
WHITON, WHITTON, WHITTUN, or WHITTEN, ENOCH, Hingham, s. of James of the same, m. 11 Jan. 1688, Mary, d. of Stephen Lincoln of the same, had Mary, b. 21 Sept. 1690, d. soon; Mary, again, 5 Nov. 1692; Bethia, 30 Jan. 1695; Abigail, 8 Sept. 1697; Enoch, 25 Sept. 1699; and Margaret, 28 Jan. 1702; and d. 5 May 1714. His will was of 29 Sept. 1708, and his wid. d. 2 Oct. 1716. JAMES, Hingham, 1648, by w. Mary, d. of John Beal the first, m. 30 Dec. 1647, had James, b. 10, bapt. 15 Apr. 1649, d. next yr.; James, again, bapt. 13 July 1651; Matthew, 30 Oct. 1653; John, 16 Dec. 1655, d. young; David and Jonathan, tw. b. 22 Feb. 1658, both d. in few wks.; Enoch, 8 Mar. 1659; Thomas, bapt. June 1662; and Mary, 29 Apr. 1664. He was freem. 1660. His w. d. 12 Dec. 1696, and he d. 26 Apr. 1710. Mary m. 3 Jan. 1689, Isaac Wilder. JAMES, Hingham, s. of the preced. by w. Abigail, had Hannah, b. 4 July 1678; James, 17 Feb. 1680; John, 1 Apr. 1681; ano. ch. 5 Sept. 1683, d. at 12 yrs.;Samuel, 12 Nov. 1685; Joseph, 27 Mar. 1687; Judith, 6 May 1689; Rebecca, 6 Dec,. 1691; Benjamin 21 May 1693; and Solomon, 10 June 1695; and d. 20 Feb. 1725. His wid. d. 4 May 1740, aged 85.
MATTHEW, Hingham, [[vol. 4, p. 533]] br. of the preced. m. 27 Dec. 1677, Deborah, wid. of Daniel Howard, had Mary, b. 25 Sept. 1678; John, 10 Jan. 1680; David, 5 June, 1681; Matthew, 28 Nov. 1682; Elizabeth 31 Mar. 1685; Susanna, 14 Nov. 1686; Lydia, 2 Apr. 1693; and Isaac, 25 Mar. 1696; and d. 22 July 1725. His wid. d. 19 Sept. 1729, aged 76. THOMAS, came in the Elizabeth and Ann from London, 1635, aged 36, Audry, 45, perhaps his w. and Jeremy, 8; but where he sat down is not heard. THOMAS, Hingham, youngest s. of the first James of the same, m. 26 Jan. 1690, Joanna Gardner, writ. in rec. Garnett, wid. of Francis of the same, d. of Samuel May of Roxbury, had Joanna, b. 27 Jan. 1691; Jael, 12 Feb. 1693; Leah, 4 Apr. 1695; Thomas, 10 Feb. 1698; Rachel, 12 July 1700; Jonathan, 5 Mar. 1703; and Eleazer, 15 Nov. 1706, and d. 17 Sept. 1708. His wid. m. 23 Mar. 1711, Nathan Farrow. The sound of this name having its first syl. short or long, at the whim of some of the descend. who prefer. the long, easily slid into Whiting in the fourth or fifth generat. as they spread into various towns.
WHITRED, WHITTEREDD. WHITTRIDGE, or WHITRIG, JOHN, Salem 1668, is prob. the same who was k. under capt. Turner, by the Ind. at the Falls fight, 19 May 1676, and perhaps left posterity. NATHANIEL, Lynn 1637. SAMUEL, a soldier of Lothrop's comp. k. at Bloody Brook with the flower of Essex, 18 Sept. 1675. THOMAS, Ipswich 1648, s. of William, brot. by him. from Eng. had w. Florence, of whose d. 1672, a most doleful report may be seen in the diary of Rev. William Adams, pr. in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 17. He had a s. 13 yrs. old at that time. By sec. w. Charity, he had Rebecca, b. 27 May 1689, wh. m. 11 Jan. 1711, the sec. William Cleaves of Beverly. WILLIAM, Ipswich 1637, perhaps br. of Nathaniel, had come in the Elizabeth 1635, aged 36, with w. Elizabeth 30, and s.Thomas, 10, and was of Beninden, Co. Kent. Late in life he m. a. 1663, Susanna, wid of Anthony Colby, and d. 9 Dec. 1668, his inv. showing est. one third less than debts.
WHITTEMORE, WITAMORE or WHITAMORE, BENJAMIN, Malden, s. of Thomas, by w. Elizabeth d. of William Buckman, had Benjamin, b. Jan. 1668, d. in few wks.; Elizabeth Apr. 1669; Benjamin, again, 2 Nov. 1670, d. at 6 yrs and prob. others, as Benjamin, again, the inscript. on whose gr.-st. says he d. 6 Oct. 1703, aged 23; and d. 16 July 1726, in 87th yr. and his wid. d. in two days in her 83d yr. BENJAMIN, Malden, s. of the first John, m. 17 Aug. 1692, Esther Brooks, had Mary, b. 12 July 1694; Benjamin, 9 Apr. 1696; Nathaniel, 23 Nov. 1698; Grace, 20 Mar. 1701; Hannah, 15 July 1703; Mehitable, 19 Apr. 1705; Esther, 3 May 1707, d. at 2 yrs.; Joel, 29 Apr. 1709; Aaron, 13 Dec. 1711; Susanna; and Esther, again, and he d. 8 Sept. 1734.
DANIEL, Watertown, s. of Thomas, b. perhaps in Eng. m. 7 Mar. 1662, Mary, d. of [[vol. 4, p. 534]] Richard Mellen, as seems prob. had Daniel, b. 27 Apr. 1663; John, 12 Feb. 1665; Thomas, 5 Mar. 1667; Mary, 12 Feb. 1669; and Nathaniel, 7 Feb. 1670, beside others; of Pelatiah, 1683, was youngest. His w. d. 11 May 1683, but the date of his own d. is unkn. and he had bef. 1678, rem. to Malden. The will names two oldest ch. and refers to seven others. DANIEL, Malden, s. of the preced. m. Lydia Bassett of Bridgewater, had Daniel, b. 28 Feb. 1690; Lydia, 24 Jan. 1692; Joseph, 13 Mar. 1694; Mary, 26 Mar. 1696; Richard, 14 Mar. 1698; Elizabeth 28 Jan. 1701; Jonathan, 11 Apr. 1705; Hannah, 18 Mar. 1707; William, Jan. 1709; and Sarah; and he d. 21 Sept. 1756. His will of 8 Feb. 1743 names all the ch. but Joseph, prob. d. DANIEL, Malden, s. of the first John, had William, b. 1709, as is said; but it is not kn. that he was m.
JOHN, Charlestown, s. of Thomas of the same, b. prob. in Eng. one of the tythingm. 1678, m. Mary, d. of deac. John Upham of Malden, had John; Thomas, b. 1 Sept. 1664; Joseph, 29 Jan. 1666; Benjamin, 1 Sept. 1669; all bapt. 1671, in right of the mo. wh. join. the ch. five wks. bef.; Nathaniel, 9 Mar. bapt. 13 Apr. 1673; Joel, b. and d. 27 Apr. 1676; and Joel, again, 15 June, bapt. 8 July 1677. His w. d. twelve days after, and he m. 8 Nov. foll. Mary, d. of Rev. John Miller, had Mary, b. 24 Oct. 1678; Pelatiah, 7 May, bapt. 27 June 1680; Amos, 25 July, bapt. 2 Oct. 1681; Elizabeth 26 Sept. bapt. 11 Nov. 1683; Daniel, 28 Dec. 1685, d. at 3 mos.; Rebecca, 3 Mar. bapt. 17 Apr. 1687; Hannah, 10 Feb. 1689; prob. rem. to Watertown, and his 15th ch. was Daniel, again, 7, bapt. 17 May 1691. Of his own d. the date 8 Dec. 1694 is told, but his wid. d. 28 Jan. 1732, aged 78. JOHN, Charlestown, s. of the preced. perhaps, at least, is call junr. m. 26 May 1684, Elizabeth Annable, and had John, b. next Feb. 23; Jonathan, 15 Mar. 1690, d. soon; Richard, 20 Mar. 1692; Joseph, 13 Feb. 1694; Sarah, 25 Mar. 1695; Experience, 12 Apr. 1696; Thomas, Apr. 1697; Experience, again, 20 May 1698; Jonathan, again, 23 May 1699; Abigail, 15 Aug. 1700; Ann, 21 July 1701; and Josiah, 28 Aug. 1702. Yet of these ch. few of wh. grew up to adult yrs. all but one, I suppose, may be by w. Sarah, but he d. 6 Apr. 1702. JOSEPH, Malden, br. of the preced. m. 30 Mar. 1687, Joanna Mousall, d. prob. of John of Woburn, had Joseph, b. 22 Feb. 1689; Joanna, 27 Oct. 1691; Jabez, 20 Jan. 1695; Susanna, 11 Apr. 1697; Huldah, June 1699; and Abiel, 6 Aug. 1701. He had for sec. w. Susanna Frost, and d. 1741.
LAWRENCE, Roxbury, came 1635, emb. Apr. in the Hopewell, capt. Bundock, at London, aged 63, wiht w. Elizabeth 57, was adm. freem. 18 Apr. 1637. His w. d 13 Feb. 1643, "of an apoplexy wh. she had more than two yrs. bef." says the ch. rec. wh. next yr. on 18 Nov. ins. him under the same descript. "an ancient Christian of 80 yrs. of age." and the town rec. borrows the statem. that will bear six or seven yrs. [[vol. 4, p. 535]] subtract. They were of Stanstead Abbey in Co. Herts, had prop. suffic. and no ch. so that he gave all his est. to the free sch. all generat. foll. of R. bless his name therefor. NATHANIEL, Malden, s. of Thomas, b. prob. in Eng. m. a. d. it is said, of deac. John Upham, tho. I doubt, as the name is giv. Mary, who was w. of his br. John; yet by w. Mary had Mary, b. 26 Apr 1668; Nathaniel, 26 Sept. 1670; and Rebecca; d. at 35 yrs. and by his will of 22 Oct. 1671, pro. 19 Dec. foll. made w. extrix. She m. 3 May 1673, John Mirable.
NATHANIEL, Malden, s. of the first John, had Elizabeth b. 24 Aug. 1696. PELATIAH, Malden, s. of the first John, m. 14 Nov. 1706, Margery, d. of William Pepperell of Kittery, sis. of Sir William, had Pelatiah, b. 20 Jan. 1708; William, 10 Mar. 1710; Mary, 2 Nov. 1712; Margery, d. soon; and Joel, 15 Dec. 1716; and d. 21 Oct. 1724, lost near the Isle of Shoals. All the four surv. ch. are nam. in the will of the conqueror of Louisburg. SAMUEL, Charlestown, s. of Thomas the first, by w. Hannah had Samuel, b. 24 Dec. 1672, d. at 20 yrs.; Hannah, 16 Dec. 1676; Elizabeth 17 June 1679; Sarah, 16 Jan. 1682; and Mary, 9 Sept. 1684; all bapt. 5 June 1687, with the mo. also, than aged 30 yrs.; Abigail, 31 Jan. bapt. 8 Apr. foll.; Susanna, 17 Oct. bapt. 10 Dec. 1693; and d. 15 Sept. 1726, aged a. 75 yrs. and his wid. d. May 1728, aged a. 76, as Harris (Cambridge) Epit. teaches.
THOMAS, Charlestown, d. 25 May 1661, hav. made his will 8 Feb. preced. in wh. he names w. Hannah, eldest s. Thomas, then in Eng. if alive. Daniel, b. 31 July 1633; Nathaniel, bapt. 1 May 1636; John, 11 Feb. 1638; and Elizabeth perhaps b. in our country, 1641; beside five other minor ch. Benjamin, 1643; Thomas, 1645; Samuel, 1647; Pelatiah, 1650; and Abraham, 1655 or 6. Why he call, two s. Thomas might, by conject. he explain, as if the last five were b. by the sec. w. sure. and the first five were by w. Sarah, wh. d. in Eng. and for the boys the opinion would answer better than for the d. Yet perhaps few, if any of the ten, were b. in this country; at least, he is not found among inhabs. of C. in 1658; tho. he may have liv. in some other town of Mass. at that day, as he did few yrs. bef. at Reading. Two ws. were nam. Sarah, and to the third, Hannah, bef. embarc. four ch. are assign. by tradit. wh. says, that six were b. on our side of the sea. The wid. m. 3 June 1663, Benjamin Butterfield of Chelmsford.
THOMAS, Woburn, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 9 Nov. 1666, Elizabeth Pierce, d. prob. of Thomas, of the same, had Joseph, b. 14 Aug. 1667; and d. I think, in Mar. 1670, for 5 Apr. of that yr. his w. Elizabeth had admin. She m. 15 Oct. 1670, Hopestill Foster of Boston. THOMAS, Malden, s. of the first John, m. wid. Mary Pease, had Thomas, b. 18 Mar. 1694; and Martha, 17 Apr. 1709.
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