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

Volume #4
Whittier - Wik 

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.

WHITTIER, or WHITYEARE, ABRAHAM, Manchaster, had Edward and John by first w. and others Isaac and Abraham by a sec. w. as in his will of 6 Aug. 1674, nuncup. in his last sickn. is seen, Essex Inst. II. 128. Edward had admin. but d. too soon aft. to permit him to act. [[vol. 4, p. 536]]

JOHN, Newbury, perhaps s. of Thomas of the same, d. says Coffin, 20 Feb. 1699. The Prob. rec. supplies us with inv. of ano. JOHN, perhaps of Beverly, s. of Abraham, wh. d. 29 Dec. 1681, leav. no w. or ch. but the admor. was order. June 1682, to pay his minor brs. Isaac and Abraham. JOSEPH, Haverhill, perhaps s. of Thomas, m. Mary, d. of Joseph Peaselee of the same. NATHANIEL, Salisbury, prob. s. of Thomas, took o. of alleg. 28 Nov. 1677, m. 26 Aug. 1685, Mary Osgood, perhaps d. of John of Salisbury, had Reuben, b 17 Mar. 1686, Ruth, 14 Oct. 1688; and I presume he is the man who m. June 1710, wid. Mary Ring. THOMAS, Newbury, is, in my opin. that passeng. in the Confidence from Southampton, 1638, call. serv. of John Rolfe, and by Henry, br. of John R. in his will nam. as "kinsman." tho. in Geneal. Reg. V. 440, and XIV. 335, his name is giv. Whittle, was some time at Salisbury, there by w. Ruth had Mary, b. 9 Oct. 1647; John, 23 Dec. 1649; soon after rem. to Haverhill, had Ruth, 6 Nov. 1651; Thomas, 12 Jan. 1654; Richard, 27 June 1663; and Joseph, 8 May 1669; was freem. 1666, and d. 28 Nov. 1696. Thomas, Coffin says, d. at sea, 20 Feb. 1679. Mary m. 21 Sept. 1666, Benjamin Page; and Ruth m. 20 Apr. 1675, Joseph True. A descend. in our day, the poet of Haverhill, has "warbled his native woodnotes wild," with success equal. by very few of our bards. Sometimes it is seen Whitheire or Whitheare.

WHITTINGHAM, JOHN, Ipswich 1637, ar. co. 1638, posthum. s. of Baruch, and gr.s. of William, the disting. reform. in the Eng. ch. exil. for his faith in the days of Mary, and reward. in the foll. reign with deanery of Durham, was from Southerton, near Boston, Co. Line. where he won. est. m. Martha, d. of William Hubbard of the same, sis. of the histor. of N. E. had John; Martha; Richard; William, H. C. 1660; Elizabeth; and Judith; but dates for anyone are not seen; was ens. 1644, lieut. 1645, and capt. in short time, and d. early in 1649. His will was pro. 27 Mar. of that yr. His wid. m. a. 1651, Simon Eyre of Boston. John d. at Boston 1653; Judith d. 1656; and Richard, it is said, d. unm. in Eng. where, perhaps, he went to look after fam. est. How Rev. Samuel Hough was his br. I dn not kn. exc. in the bonds of the gospel, yet H. calls William W. s. of this John, his neph. Strange looseness in the fam. story, of the Boston Weekly Journal of Jan. 1730, is read in Geneal. Reg. XI. 26 (tho. unnotic. by the Ed.), would lead us to believe, that his mo. "came over, and was deliv. of a s. wh. she nam. John," whereas he must have been b. a dozen yrs. at least ,prob. forty yrs. bef. N. E. ws sett. Wretched blunder, too, is his m. with d. instead of sis. of Rev. William Hubbard, when, after hav. six ch. here, he d. bef. the venerab. historiogr. had any d. to give him. 

WILLIAM, Boston, s. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of John Lawrence of Ipswich, [[vol. 4, p. 537]] who had rem. to New York, on the conq. in 1664, by the Eng. had Martha; Mary; Richard, H. C. 1689; Elizabeth; and William. His w. d. at Boston, Nov. 1671; he d. in London, or on his way thither, to recov. the est. of the fam. as tradit. goes.

WHITTINGTON, EDWARD, Andover, had, says Abbot, gr. of ld. 1673.

WHITTLESEY, ELIPHALET, Wethersfield, s. of the first John of Saybrook, m. 1 Dec. 1702, Mary Pratt, had Mary, b. 1 Oct. 1703; Hannah, 13 May 1711; and Eliphalet, 10 May 1714; perhaps others. JOHN, Saybrook, where was gr. to him the right of a ferry over Conn. riv. still enjoy. by his descent. m. 20 June 1664, Ruth, d. of the first William Dudley of the same, had John, b. 11 Sept. 1665; Stephen, 3 Apr. 1667; Ebenezer, 11 Dec. 1669; Joseph, 15 June 1671; Josiah, 21 Aug. 1673, d. young; Jabez, 14 Mar. 1675; David, 28 June 1677; Eliphalet, 24 July 1679; Ruth, 23 Apr. 1681; and Sarah, 28 May 1683; but Cothren enlarg. our knowl. by Samuel, Y. C. 1705; and exchanges Sarah for Elizabeth He d. 15 Apr. 1704. His wid. d. 29 Sept. 1714. Cothren, from whose large gather. is deriv. part of his detail, believes that he was first of the name on his side of the water, and that he came a. 1650, and bec. a tanner and shoemaker. Of course, he was then a ch. JOHN, Saybrook, eldest ch. of the preced. had John, Hezekiah, and David, but in Cothren, neither the name of their mo. nor any date of b. is found. JOSEPH, Saybrook, br. of the preced. had Joseph. SAMUEL, Wallingford, was s. prob. the youngest, of John the first, had Samuel, Y. C. 1729; and Chauncey, Y. C. 1738; but that the name of w. date of m. and of subseq. b. could not be ascert. to enrich Cothren's geneal. is hardly reputab. for the clerg. of Conn. 

STEPHEN, Saybrook, s. of the first John, m. 14 Oct. 1696, Rebecca, d. of Abraham Waterhouse, had Stephen, b. 25 Sept. 1697, d. young; Rebecca, 20 Nov. 1701; Sarah, 31 Aug. 1704; Samuel, 18 July 1710, perhaps or prob. Y. C. 1729; and Ambrose, 13 Jan. 1713. None of this name is found among the gr. of Harv. but at Yale twenty-six are count. of wh. seventeen have e. bef. l. in the sec. syl.

WHITTRIDGE. see Whitred.

WHITWAY, THOMAS, Wethersfield, rem. bef. 1646, to Branford, d. 12 Dec. 1651, and ho. and ld. but of fam. we are ign.

WHITWELL, BARTHOLOMEW, Boston 1665. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Joanna had Samuel, b. 15 Mar. 1653; was an innholder 1659; but left wid. Mary to admin. his est. 1686.WIBORN. See Wyburn.

WICKENDON or WICKINGTON, more common. WICKENDEN, WILLIAM, perhaps of Salem 1639, but was of Providence 1640, a strong friend of Roger Williams, and oppon. of Samuel Gorton, d. 3 Feb. [[vol. 4, p. 538]] 1670, had three ds. Plain, who m. Samuel Wilkinson; Ruth m. Thomas Smith; and Hannah m. John Steere. An extravag. tradit. assigns th name of his first ment. d. to her want of beauty, but as a descend. rejoices in our day in the same prefix, we may give less than the usual credit allowed to such tales.

WICKHAM, WIKEHAM, WICKUM, WICUM, or WICOM, *DANIEL, Rowley, had Daniel, b. 1641; and John; was a lawyer, rep. 1689 and 90, and d. 15 Apr. 1700, says Farmer, but I think in mark. his age 65, he, for a rarity, much underestim. Yet perhaps there were two Daniels, f. and s. His two s. were old eno. to be in the tax list of 1691, and he bore a large share that yr. RICHARD, Rowley 1661. SAMUEL, Warwick, m, Barbara, sixth d. of Randall Houlden the first of the same, and rem. to Newport. THOMAS, Wethersfield, freem. 1658, was liv. 1679; by w. Sarah had Thomas, b. 1648, d. soon; Thomas, again, 14 Oct. 1651, at New Haven, but the first was, as all the others, at W.; Sarah, 1653; William, 1657; beside Samuel, Joseph, and John, nam. in the will of their mo. 15 Dec. 1699, who d. 7 Jan. foll. The f. had d. 1689. Sarah m. a Hudson. THOMAS, Wethersfield, s. of the preced. by w. Mary, m. 1673, had Thomas, b. 1674; Wiliam, 1676, d. at 12 yrs.; Gideon, 1678, d. young; Sarah, 1682; Ann, 1684; and Mary, 1687; and no more is kn. of him, but that Ann m. 5 Sept. 1706, Charles Deming.

WICKS, oft. WEEKS, FRANCIS, Salem 1635, a supporter of R. Williams, rem. with him next yr. says Felt, Eccles. Hist. I. 248, and the name is found at Providence 1637, spell. Weeks. *JOHN, Warwick 1643, had first liv. at Portsmouth, on the isl. of Aquedneck, and bef. that at Plymouth 1637, where began his affect. for Gorton, is thot. to be the passeng. emb. at London, Sept. 1635, in the Hopewell, capt. Babb, aged 26, with w. Mary, 28, and d. Ann, 1. He was a tanner from Staines, Co. Middlesex, a. sixteen ms. S. W. from London, where his fam,. enjoy some est. here had John, Mary, and Elizabeth and unit. with Gorton, Holden, Greeene, and others, all of a faith diverse from that of Mass. in purch. 12 Jan. 1643, from Miantinomo, of part of the W. side of Narraganset, the region after. call. by these just proprs. Warwick, in honor of the Earl, admiral of all Eng. their protector from the violence of their better believ. neighbors. 

He was brot. prisoner, with his assoc. to Boston, and escaping the full maledict. of the clerg. and the majority of Assist. who denounc. death for their erron. belief, or extravag. express. were mildly sentenc. by lenity of the reps. to be confin. to Charlestown at labor, in irons, "during the pleasure of the Ct." See the entire story in Winthrop II. 140-149, or the result in Col. Rec. II. 52. His fellow-citzens on 8 Aug. 1647, made choice of him as one of the [[vol. 4, p. 539]] two town magistr. was after. a rep. and his name is on the freemen's list, 1655; and he was k. by the Ind. Nov. 1675. See the very valuab. note in Rh. I. Hist. Coll. II. 86. Ann m. William Burton; Mary m. 8 June 1671, Francis Gisborne; and Elizabeth m. first, Richard Townsend, as his sec. w. and next John Smith of Hempstead, L. I. 

JOHN, s. of the preced. m. Rose, d. of John Townsend, had John, Thomas, Robert, and Sarah, who surv. him. RICHARD, Malden, m. 2 Dec. 1686, Mercy Lee, perhaps d. of Samuel. THOMAS, Salem, had w. Alice, ds. Bethia, and Hannah, as by his will, 9 Sept. 1655, pro. June foll. is seen in Essex Inst. I. 49. THOMAS, Huntington, L. I. adm. as freem. of Conn. 1662, is prob. he who m. Isabel, d. of Richard Harcut. ZACHARY, Mass. sw. fidel. 1652.

WICKWIRE, JOHN, New London, m. 6 Nov. 1676, Mary, d. of George Tongue, had George, b. 4 Oct. 1677; Christopher, 8 Jan. 1680; John, 2 Dec. 1685; Elizabeth 23 Mar. 1688; Jonathan, 19 Feb. 1691; Peter, 2 Mar. 1694; and Ann, 25 Sept. 1697; and he d. in Mar. or Apr. 1712, says Caulkins, 357.

WIDGER, JAMES, Pemaquid, took o. of fidel. to Mass. 1674.

WIFFE or WIFE, HUMPHREY, is by Farmer, ins. in MS. on authty. of Mr. Felt, as one of Essex Co. d. bef. 1640. Against this surname our ears instinctiv. protest; yet to sustain the reading of Mr. Felt, might be cited Geneal. Reg. IV. 248, among the assessmts. of tax July 1657, of Dover, is one for Nathell wife, tho. it must be fear, that this is too indistinct to be valued much; and wh. a most sagacious reader of our old MSS. presumes to be Nicho. Wise, the freem. of 1645. Then comes in Geneal. Reg. VI. 377, from the pub. reg. purport. to transcribe rec. of Roxbury, Jane Wife, wid. bur. 1637; but my copy of the town rec. giv. it plain Wise, detracts from the weight of this item. She prob. was wid. bef. coming, and the rev. patriot Wise, min. of Ipswich, drew his orig. from Roxbury, where also were brs. and sis. Less reliance may be giv. to Geneal. Reg. VIII. 346, from the same public docum. purport. to copy Cambridge rec. John Wife d. 9 Sept. 1644, bec. Harris, 168, quot. the town rec. mades it Wise.

WIGGIN, ANDREW, Exeter, s. of Thomas of Dover, m. at Andover, 3 June, but other rept. is 14th, 1659, Hannah, d. of Hon. Simon Bradstreet, and easy is it to acco. from the diversity, as the same rec. that has 3 for her m. gives m. of her sis. Dorothy on 14. What reverence is due to the biogr. sketch of Gov. Bradstreet in Geneal. Reg. I. 77, is of little conseq. here, for his d. who m. Wiggin is count. twice. He had Thomas, b. 5 Mar. 1661; Simon, 17 Apr. 1664; Hannah, 10 Aug. 1666; Mary, 1668; Sarah; Jonathan; Andrew, 6 Jan. 1672; and Bradstreet; beside two other ds. it is said, whose names are thot. to [[vol. 4, p. 540]] have been Abigail, and Dorothy; and d. 9 Jan. 1710. JAMES, Dover or Hampton, perhaps younger br. of the preced. may have d. unm. at least nothing is told of him, nor is the story larger a. JOHN, a youth of 15 yrs. passeng. in the Speedwell from London to Boston 1656. *THOMAS, Dover, one of the earliest mem. of governm. there, 1631, went home next yr. and show, regard for Mass. in a letter of Aug. to Emanuel Downing, and Nov. to Sir John Cooke, wh. are print. in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. came back in Oct. 1633, with agency of the puritan peers. Say and Brooke, prob. bring. w. Catharine, by wh. he had Andrew, b. 1635; Mary; and Thomas; all bapt. 20 Sept. 1641, and prob. others, as Henry Sherborne is said to have m. his d. Sarah. 

He favor. the union of the N. H. people with Mass. was rep. 1645 for Hampton, and 1650 chos. an Assist. in wh. office he contin, serv. till three yrs. bef. his d. 1667. In the artifices for support of the spurious deed of the large part of N. H. 17 May 1629, Wiggin's name is used with Walter Neale's in a forged letter of 13 Aug. 1633, print. in Belkn. N. H. Vol. I. of first Ed. in Appendix 6, with the valua. letter of Cotton Mather, in aid of the cause, whether with his eyes open, or only winking, may be disput. The docum. is self-destruct. inasmuch as Wiggin was agent of the party in Eng. oppos. in interest to Mason, whose agent was Neal, but far more open to object. by one inquir. only after the truth, as purport. to be writ. by them at Dover, call. Northam in the trickery, when Neale had one week bef. sail. for Eng. from Boston, and Wiggin was in Eng. embarking at Gravesend in the James for Salem, where he arr. 10 Oct. after eight weeks' pass. See Winthrop Hist. I. 115. 

THOMAS, s. of the preced. may have liv. at Hampton or Exeter, was freem. of Mass. 1669, but very little is kn. of him exc. that his w. was Sarah, sis. of capt. Walter Barefoot, yet in 1690 he was one of the many petnrs. for the renewal of Mass. jurisdict. against wh. Barefoot had act. and ch. were Thomas Sarah, and Susanna.

WIGGLESWORTH, EDWARD, New Haven 1638, had come in Aug. of that yr. to Mass. brot. w. Esther, perhaps sis. of Rev. John Rayner, and s. Michael, b. in Eng. 28 Oct. 1631, and taught his rudiments by famous Ezekiel Cheever, H. C. 1651, had there, Abigail, bapt. Dec. prob. 13, 1640, was a man of good repute, and comfortab. est. d. 1 Oct. 1653. Of his last sickness he gave acco. stat. his age 49, in a letter to John Winthrop, 18 July bef. his d. wh. may be read in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. IX. 296, 7. In his will made six days bef. that let. he names only ch. Michael, and Abigail, to wh. he gives L160. and L80. severally, but directs that her share be paya. at 20 yrs. of age, and all the resid. to w. Esther, wh. tho. constit. extrix. was, with her d. commit. to the s. then resid. at Cambridge, studying for his profess. and an officer of the [[vol. 4, p. 541]] coll. with his injunct. "that he do endeavor so far as he may with conven. have them near unto him, wherever it please God to cast him." By the inv. his est. appears £401. 14s. 2d. In his diary, the s. writes "news is brot. to me." Friday, 14 Oct. 1653, "of my f.'s d. My f. d. 1 Oct." From New Haven to Cambridge the news pass. in thirteen days, while in our time the traveller requires only half as many hrs. 

At New Haven the inscript. on his gr.-st. back of the first ch. was alter. from 1653 to 1678, as the fac simile in Stiles's Hist. of the Regicides shows, with the vain surmise, that it had been erect. over Edward Whalley, wh. prob. d. after 1670, but earlier than 1675. EDWARD, Cambridge, youngest ch. of Rev. Michael, had been perhaps min. of some town, whose importance was not such as to require the ment. of it in the common repts. and prob. never ord. in any place, but taught a sch. in Boston, call. to the chair of theolog. instr. estab. by Hollis only twelve yrs. after taking his first degree in arts, as its first incumb. when he was less than 30 yrs. old, inaug. 24 Oct. 1722, m. 15 June 1726, Sarah, d. of the Hon. and Rev. John Leverett, Presid. of the coll. who d. 9 Nov. of next yr. and by w. Rebecca, eldest d. of deac. Joseph Coolidge of the same, m. 10 Sept. 1729, who d. 5 June 1754, had Rebecca, b. 18 June 1730; Edward, 7 Feb. 1632, H. C. 1749, successor in off. to his f.; Mary, 26 Apr. 1733; and Sybil, 19 Sept. 1736, d. young; and he d. 19 Jan. 1765. 

MICHAEL, Malden, s. of the first Edward, b. in Eng. was ord. 1654, but aft. serv. at the altar eight or nine yrs. his wretched health, of wh. the melancholy influence runs sadly thro. his chief poem, was forced to forego his min. above twenty yrs. and by first w. Mary, whose surname is untold (but once eron. thot. to have been a d. of John Rayner of Plymouth, tho. others suppos. her to have been a Hobson of Rowley, and certain. was niece of that Rayner, and d. of Humphrey of Rowley, wh. calls him s. in his will) wh. d. 21 Dec. 1659, had Mercy, b. Feb. 1656. He partly regain. his strength and practis. medicine until wholly restor. resum. labor in the pulpit. I have seen a copious epistle to him from Rev. Nathaniel White, dat. "Overplus in Somer Island, the 12th of the 7th mo. 1664,"acknowledg. rec. of his letter of 12th of 5 mo. inform. of safe ret. to our shore. By w. Martha he had Abigail, 20 Mar. 1681; Mary, 21 Sept. 1682; Martha, 21 Dec. 1683; Esther, 16 Apr. 1685; Dorothy, 22 Feb. 1687; and Samuel, 4 Feb. 1689, H. C. 1707, the min. of Ipswich Hamlet or Hamilton. 

This w. wh. prob. was d. of Thomas Mudge of M. d. Sept. 4 or 11, as inscript. may be read, 1690, aged only 28 yrs. if the rec. be trust. and by third w. of the name of wh. I believe the acco. of Farmer in MS. may be rec. that she was Sybell, d. of the sec. Nathaniel Sparhawk, wid. of Jonathan Avery, he had Edward, b. 1693, as is said, H. C. 1710, the [[vol. 4, p. 542]] first divin. prof. at the coll. tho. common report, on ment. of his d. early in 1765, makes him 72 yrs. old. Now the s. could not have been the ch. of that third w. (wh. by Dr. Allen in his Biog. Dict. Ed. 1857, was thot. to be his only w.) unless we reduce the number of his yrs. for her former h. Jonathan Avery of Dedham, d. less than 72 yrs. bef. the d. of her s. by the next h. This youngest s. was prob. of the sec. w. He was freem. 1690, of very considerab. reput. for talents, preach. elect. sermon in the trying days of 1686, and later the Artil. elect. sermon; but is most spoken of as author of the Day of Doom, a poem of appropr. sadness, wh. pass. thos. sev. ed. on our side of the water, last in 1829, and was print. to instr. rather than amuse readers in Eng. and d. 10 June 1705. His wid. d. 6 Aug. 1708, in her 54th yr. as Harris, Epit. 40, shows. 

He had talk. his mo. and sis. to live with him. Of his ds. Mary is suppos. to have m, a. 1673, Samuel Brackenbury, and next Rev. Samuel Belcher; Abigail m. 23 Dec. 1700 or 1702, Samuel Tappan; Martha m. a Wheeler; Esther m. 8 June 1708, John Sewall, wh. d. 1711, and next 21 Oct. 1713, Abraham Tappan; and Dorothy m. 2 June 1709, James Upham. SAMUEL, Ipswich, eldest s. of Rev. Michael, was ord. over the parish, call. the hamlet, 27 Oct. 1714, but he had stud. theory of medicine soon aft. leav. coll. and for a few mos. began the practice, but soon was forced to undertake a sch. at Malden. He preach. 1712 at Dracut, and next yr. at Groton. On 30 June 1715, he m. Mary, d. of John Brintnal, had Mary, Michael, Martha, and Phebe; and his w. d. 6 June 1723. He m. 12 Mar. 1730, Martha, d. of Rev. Richard Brown of Reading, had Sarah; Phebe, again; Samuel, b. 25 Aug. 1734, H. C. 1752; Catharine; Elizabeth; Edward, 3 Jan. 1742; John; Abigail; and William; and d. 13 Sept. 1768, and his wid. liv. to 1784. Of the thirteen ch. wh. may not however, be an accur. number, four s. and four ds. outliv. the f. In his interleav. copy of the Reg. Farmer notes that eleven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and at other N. E. coll. none.

WIGHT, DANIEL, Dedham, s. of Henry of the same, m. 17 Feb. 1686, Hannah Dewing, d. of Andrew, had David, b. 19 Dec. foll.; Daniel, 25 Jan. 1690; and John, 22 Apr. 1699; was freem. 1690, and d. 1 May 1719. His wid. d. 10 May 1725. EPHRAIM, Medfield, youngest s. of Thomas of the same, freem. 1672, m. 2 Mar. 1668, Lydia Morse, had Lydia, b. 14 Mar. 1669; Esther, 13 Jan. 1670; Ephraim, 25 Jan. 1672; Miriam, 22 Aug. 1675; Nathaniel, 12 Sept. 1678; Daniel 19 Nov. 1680; Bethia, 8 Mar. 1683; Deborah, 1 Dec. 1685; and Ruth, 20 July 1688; and he d. 26 Feb. 1722. His wid. d. 14 July foll. Of his branch descend. are very num. 

HENRY, Dedham, s. of Thomas, prob. eldest, b. in Eng. freem. 1647, made constable [[vol. 4, p. 543]] by the Gen. Ct. 1658, and was ten yrs. selectman, m. Jane, d. of the first John Goodenow of Sudbury, had John, b. 13 Dec. 1652, d. bef. his f.; Joseph, 11 May 1654; Daniel, 24 Nov. 1656; Benjamin, 18 June 1659; and Jonathan, 2 July 1662; and d. 27 Feb. 1681. His wid. d. 16 May 1684. ISRAEL, Boston 1664. JOHN, Medfield, s. of Thomas of the same, brot. from Eng. by his f. d. 28 Sept. 1653, having been adm. freem. in May bef. and by w. Ann had only ch. Abigail, b. 1 Jan. foll. His wid. m. 11 Apr. 1655, Isaac Bullard. 

JONATHAN, Wrentham, youngest s. of Henry, m. 19 Apr. 1687, Elizabeth Hawes, had Jane, b. 6 Sept. 1688; Elizabeth 28 June 1692; Mehitable, 6 Sept. 1694; Marah, 13 Oct. 1696; Jonatahn, 6 Jan. 1700; and Sarah, 19 July 1703; and d. 20 Mar. 1718. JOSEPH, Dedham, s. of Henry of the same, freem. 1678, was 33 yrs. deac. and many yrs. town clk. m. 15 Jan. 1680, Deborah Colburn, had Joseph, b. 10 Dec. 1681; Deborah, 25 Aug. 1684; and his w. d. five days after. He m. 22 Apr. foll. Mary Stearns, had Nathaniel, 13 Sept. 1688; Ebenezer, 22 Jan. 1696; and Jabez, 12 July 1701, H. C. 1721; and d. 23 June 1729; and his wid. d. 25 Dec. 1733, aged 73. Descend. are among us, to enjoy est. of his f. in the eight generat. SAMUEL, Medfield, s. of Thomas of the same, m. 25 Mar. 1663, Hannah, d. of Benjamin Albee, had Hannah, b. 25 Mar. 1664, d. soon; Samuel, 11 Nov. 1665; Hannah, again, 4 Feb. 1667; John, 22 May 1670; Nathaniel, 11 Oct. 1672; Benjamin, 30 Jan. 1675; Ahiel, 3 Nov. 1676; Joseph, 7 Sept. 1679; and Jonathan, 11 Sept. 1682; was freem. 1672. he suffer. great loss in Philip's war, as did his br. Thomas, and they appl. to the Gen. Ct. in 1678 for relief; d. 21 Dec. 1716, and his wid. d. 24 Apr. 1723. 

THOMAS, Dedham, 1637, came from Isle of Wight, by reasonab. tradit. with w. Alice, s. Henry, John,and Thomas, here had Samuel, b. 5 Feb. bapt. 6 Sept. 1640; Mary; and Ephraim, 27 Jan. bapt. 8 Feb. 1646. His w. d. 15 July 1665; and he m. 7 Dec. next, Lydia, wid. of James Penniman, sis. of the apostle Eliot. He was of the Mefield incorpo. 1652, and selectman almost every yr. to his d. 17 Mar. 1674. His inv. of seven days aft. shows good propty. and the will of his wid. was pro. 27 July 1676, Mary m. 21 May 1659, Thomas Ellis. Thomas, Exeter, in the first sett. means the same person call. Wright. THOMAS, Medfield, s. of Thomas of Dedham, b. in Eng. by w. Mehitable had Mehitable, b. 12 June 1663; Thomas, 27 Oct. 1665; Miriam, 20 Feb. 1668; Eleazer, 1 June 1671; and Joshua, 25 July 1679; and d. 1690. Seven of this name, in 1843,had been gr. at Harv. and eight at other N. E. coll. all believ. to be descend. of Thomas. Of his fam. an exempla. Memoir was publish. by Danforth P. Wight, H. C. 1815, a descend. of the fifth generat.

WIGHTMAN. See Weightman. [[vol. 4, p. 544]]

WIGLEY, EDWARD, Concord 1666.

WIGNALL, ALEXANDER, is the name of one who ask. 19 Oct. 1630, to be adm. as freem. of Mass. and took the o. on 18 May foll. in both the lists hav. prefix of respect to show that he was either a scholar, or a man of property; yet so brief was his sojourn in our country, that we find not the place, where he sat down. Slight conject. may be rais. from the circumstance of his standing in ea. roll next above capt. William Jennison, that he was assoc. with the gent. but at Watertown he does not appear, and the safest opin. is, that he came in the fleet with Winthrop, and that he went home soon. Frothingham, 80, names John Wignall of Charlestown in 1630, and he may be the same person.

WIK, WILLIAM, is a name sign. with very many others of Marblehead to a petitn. Oct. 1668, against the duties on imported goods. Whether it be correct. spell. may be doubt. but not that it is extinct.

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