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

Volume #4
Williams - Willis 

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.

Williams Continued:

313-6, but his tender conscience did not dare to officate to "an unseparated peopple." This statement of Williams I accept without hesitat. tho. in a note on p. 406 of Vol. I. of Hist. of N. E. by Prof. Palfrey, whose eye had been blessed with the orig. MS. a doubt might have pass. thro. his mind to extort the remark: "it is very extraordin. that the fact is not ment. in any record of the time." But no contempo. rec. exc. that of the Col. would possib. contain it, for no other is in exist. our earliest rec. of Boston civil affairs begins abrupt. in the middle of a sentence, Sept. 1634, preced, pages being lost, yet that is four or five yrs. bef. we have an orig. ecclesiastic. rec. of any thing exc. bapt. Even the name of Williams, our gr. reformer, is FIRST read in Col. Rec. Sept. 1635, being that of his banishm. Vol. I. 160; as ea. of the sev. prior read. of Roger Williams manifest. refers to the Dorchester man. But quite concur. with the sense and even phrase of that let. to Cotton is the lang. of Winthrop Hist. I. 53 in the order of Court, recit. that he "had refused to join with the congregat. [i. e. church] at Boston, because they would not make a pub. declarat. of their repent. for hav. commun. with the chhs. of Eng." &c. 

That order was in Apr. 1631, less than a fortnight after Boston ch. was left without a min. by Wilson's depart. for home, and two and a half yrs. bef. com. of Cotton's father. Assuredly he was not likely to refuse before he was asked. He next went to be assoc. with Skelton at Salem, in teach. that congreg. but was more wanted at Plymouth, in the autumn of that yr. and contin. good pt,. of two yrs. to minister here; hardly had he got back to Salem, where the people wish. him as successor of Skelton, bef. his overscrupul. conscience made [[vol. 4, p. 569]] him and others trouble; and in two yrs. the affections of his people could not prevent the Gen. Ct. from banishm. of their teacher. He had been excommun. at S. for refus. to bring his ch. to bapt. &c. In the winter of 1635-6, he meekly obey, the cruel sentence, and next spring, or more prob. in June, laid the foundat. of the prosperous city by him, with pious emotion, call, Providence. See the opening chap. of Arnold's Hist. of R. I. 

There he was usually held in much honor, tho. occasional. overborne by antagon. against wh. his revenge was exhaust. in show. kindness. He always had the friendship of Gov. Winthrop tho. circumstances, consist. with the honor of both, enforced their long and sad separat. As the Col. agent in London, or chief Magistr. here, he was equal, discreet and disinterest. to his d. in Apr. 1683. Of his w. Mary, the fam. name, or date of the m. is unkn. but she came with her h. and may have had ch. in Eng. for only six can be precisely kn. to be b. on our side of the water; Mary is said to have been b. at Plymouth, the first week in Aug. 1633; Freeborn, at Salem, late in Oct. 1635; Providence, late in Sept. 1638, wh. d. unm. Mar. 1686; Mercy, 15 July 1640; Daniel. a. 15 Feb. 1642; and Joseph, early in Dec. 1643. Mercy m. Resolved Waterman, and next, Samuel Winsor; for third h. having John Rhodes, and bear. ch. to all; Freeborn m. Thomas Hart of Newport, and next, Walter Clark, the Gov. of the Col. ROGER, Milford, d. 1656, leav. very little inv. 

SAMUEL, Yarmouth 1643, then of age to bear arms, but he may have been old, or liv. not long. SAMUEL, Roxbury, eldest s. of Robert of the same, b. in Eng. a. 1632, was a shoemaker, join. the ch. when under 16 yrs. freem. 1650, a deac. m. 2 Mar. 1654, Theoda, eldest d. of deac. William Park of the same, had Elizabeth b. 1, bapt. 11 Feb. foll. and d. 10 of next mo.; Samuel, 15, bapt. 27 Apr. 1656; Martha, 29 Apr. 1657, unless the rec. be, as I doubt not it is, wrong, bapt. 28 Mar. 1658, d. or was bur. 6 Feb. 1661; Elizabeth again, 11, bapt. 26 Feb. 1660; Theoda, 27 July, bapt. 3 Aug. 1662, d. at 16 yrs.; John, 10 Dec. 1664, H. C. 1683; Ebenezer, 6 Dec. 1666; Deborah, 20 Nov. 1668; Martha, again, 19 May 1671; Abigail, 12 July 1674; and Park, 11 Jan. 1677; and d. 28 Sept. 1698, aged 65. His wid. m. Stephen Park, and d. 26 Aug. 1718. SAMUEL, Salem, a cooper, sec. s. of George of the same, m. 2 Apr. 1662, Mary, eldest d. of Hilliard Veren, 

I suppose, had Samuel, b. 26 Dec. foll. d. in few wks.; Samuel, again, 21 Nov. 1664; Mary, 7 Mar. 1667, d. soon; Hilliard, 26 Dec. 1668; George, 12 Feb. 1670, d. in few wks.; Sarah, 15 July 1672; Mary, again, 27 Nov. 1674, d. young; Richard, 3 Mar. 1679; Mary, again, 2 Mar. 1681; Joshua, May 1683; and Nathaniel, 25 Jan. 1687; and d. 1689, betw. the date of his will, 23 May, and its prob. 26 Nov. of that yr. SAMUEL, Taunton, sec. s. of Richard of the [[vol. 4, p. 570]] same, m. Jane, d. of Thomas Gilbert, had Mary; Sarah; Hannah, b. a. 1670; Seth, a. 1676; Samuel, a. 1680; and Daniel, a. 1682. 

SAMUEL, Roxbury, eldest s. of Samuel of the same, m. 24 Feb. 1680, Sarah May, d. prob. of the sec. John of the same, had Samuel, b. 6 Apr. 1681; Theoda, 8 Dec. 1682; John, 1 Dec. 1684; a ch. 1 Jan. 1687, d. same day; Sarah, 19 May 1688; Ebenezer, 12 Aug. 1690; Elizabeth 12 Jan. 1693; Eleazer, 20 Feb. 1695; William, 24 Apr. 1698; and Martha, 10 Aug. 1710. His w. d. 29 Dec. 1712, and he m. 28 Apr. 1720, Dorothy, wid. of William Denison, d. of Thomas Weld; and d. 8 Aug. 1735. SIMON, Hatfield, took o. of alleg. 8 Feb. 1679. STEPHEN, Roxbury, fourth s. of Robert of the same, m. Sarah Wise, d. of Joseph of the same, had Sarah, b. 13 Aug. 1667; Mary, 20 Dec. 1669; Elizabeth 1 Oct. 1672; Bethia, 26 Apr. 1676; Stephen, 27 Aug. 1678; Robert, 13 July 1680, d. at three mos.; Joseph, 24 Feb. 1682; John, 1 Dec. 1684; Henry, 9 Apr. 1686, d. at 4 mos.; Grace, 2 Apr. 1688; Catharine, 9 Nov. 1690, d. at 16 yrs.; and Thomas, 27 July 1694, d. in few wks.; and d. 15 Feb. 1720. his wid. in her will of 18 June 1723, pro. 30 Aug. 1728, names s. Stephen and John, ds. Mary, w. of Samuel Story; Elizabeth Tucker; Grace, w. of John Metcalf; the childr. of her dec. d. Bethia Rice; Abigail, wid. of her s. Joseph; and the childr. Robert Sharp, and Sarah Hastings, of her d. Sarah. 

THOMAS, Plymouth 1620, passeng. in the Mayflower, one of the signers of the mem. compact at Cape Cod in Nov. had no fam. and d. soon after the land. as Gov. Bradford tells. Ano. THOMAS, Plymouth, not s. of the preced. was serv. of the wid. Warren, in 1635 charg. with profane speech. THOMAS, Boston 1630, was call. to serve on coroner's jury 18 Sept. of that yr. so that it may be presum. that he came in the fleet with Winthrop req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. with an alias as Harris, without such alias was sw. 18 May foll. and the same day allow. to set up a ferry betw. Winisemet and Charlestown, and Winisemet and the younger town of Boston. As nothing more is ever heard of him, exc. that in 1651, he bot. a ho. of Walter Merry, I suppose he must have brot. fam. from Eng. and his w. d. early. Perhaps he was f. or br. of Robert of the same, wh. by lease from a Comtee. of the Gen. Ct. Sept. 1641, was made partaker of the interest in that Winisemet ferry, as in Rec. I. 341. THOMAS, Saco 1636, own alleg. to Mass. July 1653, then the chief man in that planta. where he had liv. near 20 yrs. THOMAS, Plymouth 1643, then able to bear arms. 

Ano. THOMAS, Boston, made his will 25 Apr. 1646, pro. 5 Nov. foll. calls John Spoore his master. See Geneal. Reg. III. 180. Farmer mistook him for the earlier Thomas of Boston. But later by a whole generat. may be seen in the rec. of b. the same puzzle that confound. me about four, five, or six Johns, as Thomas and Ann have many [[vol. 4, p. 571]] ch. Thomas, b. 29 Mar. 1661; Charles, 20 Sept. 1662; Thomas, again, 9 Apr. 1664; Hannah, 22 Mar. 1666; Elizabeth 6 Feb. 1668; and Susanna, wh. may all belong to a single couple; yet, when Thomas and Elizabeth bring in a contribut. to the registry, doubt arises whether the f. be the same of Thomas, b. 1 Jan. 1677. THOMAS, perhaps of Rehoboth, bef. 1647, at least Thomas Bliss of R. in his will, 1649, calls him, h. of his eldest d. THOMAS, Eastham, had Nathaniel, b. 24 Apr. 1655, as Col. Rec. tells. 

THOMAS, Wethersfield, had ten ch. of wh. we kn. the names but of only seven the b. and that he had w. Rebecca is also kn. but whether she was the only one is less clear. He made his will 16 Dec. 1689, yet prob. d. not bef. Feb. 1693; left w. and eight ch. had Thomas, b. 9 Mar. 1657; Samuel, 11 June 1659, d. bef. his f.; John, 15 Apr. 1662; Jacob, 7 Mar. 1665; Sarah, 1667, d. bef. her f.; Rebecca, 1669; Mary, 1671; Abraham; Hannah; and Ruth. Four s. liv. at W. 1693. THOMAS, Groton, of whose f. the name or resid. is unkn. by w. Mary, m. says Butler, 11 July 1666, had Thomas, b. 17 Mar. foll.; John, 3 Nov. 1668; Mary, 3 Feb. 1672; and Hannah, 1 Feb. 1674. THOMAS, New London 1670, d. 24 Sept. 1705, a. 61 yrs. old, leav. wid. Joanna, s. John, Thomas, Jonathan, William, Samuel, and Ebenezer, beside five ds. the childr. being betw. 12 and 33 yrs. of age, and a gr.ch. as heir of a d. says Caulkins, 349. THOMAS, Watertown, s. perhaps of William of the same, m. Mary, d. of Richard Holden, and may be the same as THOMAS, Taunton, s. of Richard of the same, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 1680; Jonathan, 1683; Sarah, 1685; Mercy, perhaps is the intend. name print. Macy, 1687; Hannah, 1689; Bethia, 1692; Mehitable, 1695; and Damaris, 1698. His wid. m. 1707, Rev. James Keith of Bridgewater. 

THOMAS, Newbury, m. 16 Jan. 1696, Mary, d. of Benjamin Lowell, had Mary, b. 2 July 1697; and Henry, 27 Sept. 1699; but wh. was his f. or any more of him, we can learn nothing from the diligence of Coffin. TIMOTHY, Marshfield, of wh. we kn. that he was in the list of those able to bear arms 1643, and no more. WILLIAM, Salem 1637, if he may so claim in right of a gr. of ld. that yr. ment. by Felt, and I find he came that yr. from Great Yarmouth, Eng. aged 40, with w. Alice, 38, and two ch. whose names are not seen; and Elizabeth aged 31, wh. may have been his sis. came on the same day from Yarmouth. One Ann W. aged 15, came from Norwich, three days bef. with a differ. fam. He may have been of Watertown, for there was a propr. says Bond, of that name in that town, 1642; and the act of the Ct. in Apr. 1641 to be read in Rec. I. 316, refers to him. If not the same man, WILLIAM, Dover, had a gr. of ld. 1653, and was tax. there 1657-1668, says Quint, had William. 

WILLIAM, Hartford, cooper, early there, m. 25 Nov. 1647, Jane Westover, as Goodwin thot. [[vol. 4, p. 572]] the name imports tho. it reads more like Westupor, perhaps d. of Jonas of Windsor; was freem. 1654; and he d. 17 Dec. 1689, and his wid. d. 25 of the same mo. His will of 1688 names five s. William, John, James, Gabriel, and Samuel (of wh. the first four had childr. bapt.), beside four ds. Elizabeth Jane, Ruth, and Mary. He was aged 66 at his d. but dates of b. of s. and gr.ch. are not ascertain. Ano. WILLIAM of Huntington, L. I. was, by Conn. authority, order. to be made freem. of its jurisdict. 1664. WILLIAM, Dover, s. of William of the same, m. Margaret, d. of Thomas Stephenson of the same, had William, b. 22 Dec. 1662; John, 30 Mar. 1664; and Elizabeth 25 Oct. 1665; perhaps other ch. WILLIAM, New London 1664, is by Miss Caulkins placed on the E. or Groton side of the riv. and she adds that he d. 1704, leav. s. Richard, William, Henry, and Stephen, beside d. Mary, w. of Samuel Packer. 

WILLIAM, Boston, m. 19 July 1660, Joanna Lynn, had Sarah, b. 20 Apr. 1662; Mary, 15 Jan. 1664; John, as I judge, 20 Dec. 1666 (tho. the name of mo. is then call. Hannah); Elizabeth 4 Jan. 1669; James, 18 Sept. 1670; Joanna, 18 Apr. 1673; William, 25 Jan. 1675; and was press. into serv. in Philip's war, as is told in Geneal. Reg. I. 139, and was k. at Medfield, I suppose, on 21 Feb. 1676. Ano. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Sarah, had Joseph, 30 Nov. 1687. WILLIAM, Lynn, m. June 1681, Martha Tuf, had John, b. June 1682. ZEBEDIAH, Northampton, s. of Arthur of the same, m. 18 Dec. 1672, Mary, d. of William Miller of the same, had Mary, b. 24 Dec. 1673; and Zebediah, 1675, but bef. this last, had rem. to Deerfield, there was k. with capt. Lothrop, at Bloody Brook, 18 Sept. of that yr. His wid. m. 28 Nov. 1677, Godfrey Nims. His s. d. a capt. in Canada, 1706, but he left poster. of wh. in our age, are inhab. of Amherst. The grad. of this name at N. E. coll. had been in 1834, as Farmer reckon. them, 137, of wh. 50 at Harv. 48 at Yale, and other almost equal. distrib.

WILLIAMSON, CALEB, Barnstable, m. 3 May 1687, Mary Cobb, prob. d. of James of the same, had Mary, b. 25 June 1688; William; Timothy, 29 Sept. 1692; Sarah, 2 Jan. 1695; Ebenezer, 4 Apr. 1697; Mercy; all bapt. 13 Aug. 1699; and Martha, 13 Feb. bapt. 14 Apr. 1700. He was capt. of a comp. under col. Church in the E. expedit. 1704; as Hutchinson has compil. from Nile's Hist. of the Ind. and French wars. He was, perhaps, s. of Timothy, but no earlier deriv. can prob. be successful, tho. fondly Dr. Cogswell in Geneal. Reg. I. 90, adopt. the suggest. to honor the fam. by refer. to Mr. Williamson, wh. 22 Mar. 1621, walk. with Capt. Standish acting as escort for Edward Winslow to meet the friendly sachem Massasoit, on the other side of the brook, when he made his first visit to Plymouth. No Williamson was there, we know, as passeng. in the first voyage of the Mayflower, wh. [[vol. 4, p. 573]] had not sail. on her return, nor had any other vessel arr. See Young's Chron. 192. 

Prince ought to have detect. this error, wh. is the reverse of a very common one in the old rec. or even print. books. of sinking the final syllab. In the Memorials of Marshfield, the fancy of the writer borrows for his fictitious pilgrim from two or three later generations, the Christian name of George to bestow on him. Winsor, 337, may have seduced the fair author of hims. been misled by her. After 1700, he rem. to Hartford, was a trader with good est. and there his w. d. 1737, in her 77th yr. Capt. W. d. 24 Dec. 1738, aged 87, had made his will, 29 June 1734, nam. in it d. Martha, w. of Ozias Goodwin; d. Mercy unm.; and ch. Samuel, Ebenezer, and Rebecca, of d. Sarah, prob. dec. w. of Samuel Barnard of H. m. 1714; beside s. Ebenezer W. to wh. much of his est. was giv. MICHAEL, Ipswich, came in the Planter, early in 1635, aged 30, as one of the serv. of George Giddings; and I would gladly learn more of him; for in three or four yrs. aft. he is heard of at Rhode Island. PAUL, Ipswich 1635. 

TIMOTHY, Marshfield 1649, had two yrs. bef. been adm. freem. of the Col. prob. then liv. at Plymouth, m. 6 June 1653, Mary, d. of the first Arthur Howland, had Mary, b. 1654; Timothy, 1655, d. at 27 yrs.; Joanna, 1657; Experience; Martha; Abigail; George; and Nathan; and was bur. 6 Aug. 1676. His wid. m. 22 Jan. 1680, Robert Stanford, as Miss Thomas in her agreeable Memorials of M. relates. WILLIAM, came in the Defence, 1635, aged 25, with Mary, 23, prob. his w. but where he sat down, is not seen. One Ann W. aged 18, came the same yr. but later by two mos. in the Hopewell, and of her I kn. nothing.

WILLIS, BENJAMIN, Bridgewater, s. of the first John of the same, m. Susanna, d. of Thomas Whitman of the same, had, beside two ds. perhaps one nam. Susanna, the other Elizabeth; Thomas, b. 1694; and Benjamin, 1696, in wh. yr. the f. d. 12 May. COMFORT, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. had serv. in the cavalry in part of Philip's war. EDWARD, Boston, m,. 15 June 1668, Ruth, d. of Rev. Zechariah Symmes, had Edward, b. 5 July 1670, d. soon; Edward and John, tw. 5 Nov. 1672; as the town rec. (or rather the copy, for the orig. may have been lost a hundred yrs.) has it by mistake, possib. for the rec. of their bapt. at the O. S. ch. might seem to indicate 27 Oct. yet I would not hastily give preference to the eccles. over the civil rec. in this case; but take this occasion to warn all inquirers to ask for orig. of old rec. where accessib. Very little is the importance of accuracy, in the present instance, for both of the ch. d. soon; ano. ch. was Elizabeth He was freem. 1673, when the name appears twice in the column for that Court, and again heads the list of 1684; was capt. bore a part in the ceremonies at the funer. of Gov. Leverett, Mar. 1679, ask. leave of Gen. Ct. to build a wooden ho. [[vol. 4, p. 574]] in 1683, but was steadily refus. and d. 11 Dec. 1698, as mark. in the Diary of his friend, Samuel Sewall, wh. he made one of the overseers of his will of 25 Feb. 1696, pro. 22 Dec. 1698. That instr. div. his prop. half to his w. R. and half to his d. Elizabeth wh. had m. Richard Willey, and her d. Ruth. ELKANAH, Bridgewater, s. of Nathaniel of the same, by w. Mercy had Nathaniel, b. 1678; and Judith, 1682. His w. d. 1709, and he d. 1711. 

EXPERIENCE, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Mary, b. 9 Oct. 1670; John, 29 Aug. 1673; Michael, 9 July 1674; Experience, 28 May 1676; Elizabeth 8 Dec. 1677; Samuel, 31 Aug. 1682; Joseph, 2 Feb. 1684; John, 4 Sept. 1685; Obadiah, 5 Mar. 1687; Experience, again, 19 Aug. 1688; Ebenezer, 23 Dec. 1689; and Temperance, 8 Apr. 1695. GEORGE, Cambridge 1637, freem. 2 May 1638, m. perhaps in Eng. wid. Jane Palfrey, wh. brot. her s. John P. had Thomas, b. 28 Dec. 1638; and Stephen, 14 Oct. 1644; both bapt. says Mitchell's reg. in that ch. when the name is writ. Willowes. Oft. his name appears Willow; and a very valu. petition from him thus call. at the age of 86, and John Gibson, 87, to the king, complain. of disturbance of title to ld. quiet. possess. for almost 60 yrs. is preserv. in Hutch. Hist. I. 367. Hon. William W. the historian of Portland, not less deserv. the gratitude of readers for diligence in research than their confidence for soundness of judgment, is descend. thro. the sec. son. One wh. gain. enviable reput. as a poet, thirty yrs. or more since, is thot. to be deriv. from the same line, but thro. a Charles of wh. the b. is not ascertain. 

GEORGE, Hartford, s. of Richard (or Timothy as ano. report makes him), a gent. from Fenny Compton, Co. Warwick, came in 1638, and is found one of the Assist. next yr. Dept.-Gov. in 1641, and Gov. next yr. d. 9 Mar. 1645, hav. made his will 14 Dec. preced. with codicil of 22 Feb. and 4 Mar. as may be seen in Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 468-72. In it we learn that his w. was Mary, eldest s. George, wh. had not come from Eng. and should have the Fenny Compton est. and if he came over was to have Wethersfield lds.; s. Samuel, wh. was here, to have est. aft. his mo. d.; Hester, wh. m. 17 Oct. 1645, capt. Robert Harding; and Amy, wh. m. 30 of the same mo. (or 6 Nov. by Hartford rec.) John Pynchon. Wyllys is oft. the spelling in rec. HENRY, Boston, by w. Mary had John, wh. d. 8 Mar. 1653, prob. very young; Mary, b. 26 July 1655; and Henry, 2 Aug. 1657. From Farmer we learn,, that one Henry, prob. not this man, was a volunteer in the expedit. 1636, against the Pequots; and that would make his resid. to have been in or near Salem, as Endicott was head of the force. Felt does not give the name. 

HEZEKIAH, Hartford, s. of Samuel, m. 2 May 1704, Elizabeth d. of Rev. Jeremiah Hobart, had Ruth, b. 1705; Elizabeth 1708; George, 1709, d. soon; George, again, 1710, Mabel, 1713; [[vol. 4, p. 575]] Samuel, 1714, d. at 18 yrs.; was Secr. of the Col. 1712 to 1734, and d. 24 Dec. 1741. JEREMIAH, Lynn 1637, found at Newport in the freemen's list 1655. JOHN, Boston, so early a mem. with his w. Jane, in the ch. at Boston, that it was not only bef. the date of orig. rec. and numb. 135 and 6 in our ancient copy, but not a short time even prior to 6 Nov. 1632, when he was sw. freem. He perish. in the harbor, 21 Nov. 1634, as in Winthrop Hist. I. 150 is told. His w. d. early, as we may infer from the fact being noted on the copy, that it was bef. the beginning of the subsist. first ch. rec. An error in the Index to my early Ed. of Winthrop's Hist. of N. E. had misled Farmer to the opin. that this Boston man was the rep. in the first Gen. Ct. from Lynn, or at least, to refer to my suppos. of identity. JOHN, Boston, m. 11 Jan. 1655, Hannah Else, as the rec. shows, but wh. was either h. or w. is unkn. *JOHN, Duxbury 1640, bec. one of the first sett. of Bridgewater, where he was deac. m. Elizabeth wid. of the sec. William Palmer, wh. was a Hodgkins, had five s. and three ds. John; Nathaniel; Jonathan; Comfort; Benjamin; Hannah; Elizabeth; and Sarah; says Winsor; but Mitchell gives Joseph instead of Jonathan. In the absence of the means of informat. I would suggest the inquiry, if that wid. were not sec. w. of Mr. Willis, and some of his ch. b. by a former one. 

Mitchell says his will, of 1692, pro. 1693, refers to the eight ch. of wh. Hannah was w. of Nathaniel Hayward; Elizabeth m. a Harvey; and Sarah was w. of John Ames; further he tells that he had four brs. Jonathan, Lawrence, Nathaniel, and Francis, and leaves us to regret that only two of them can be well discern. thro. the distance. He was the first rep. that town ever sent, in 1657, and very oft. later. JOHN, Bridgewater, s. of the preced. was a deac. m. Experience, d. of Nicholas Byram, had John; Samuel, b. 1688; Experience; and Mary; and d. a. 1712, the only date, and that uncert. that the historian of the town yields. JOSEPH, by Mitchell made s. of the first John, was of Taunton, a propr. 1668-84, m. there a d. of Thomas Lincoln, and rem. to Scituate, where he liv. 1689. 

JOSHUA, Windsor. See Wills. JOSIAH, Boston, mariner, m. Oct. 1675, Hannah, d. of Mahalaleel Munnings, as in the deed to him by her mo. wid. of Thomas Overman, who had first been wid. of said Munnings, appears by our Reg. IX. 318. JOST, or JOIST, employ. Mar. 1631, as surveyor of ordnance and cannonier, at £10. per. an. prob. was a Dutchman, whose surname is near. as outlandish as that of his bapt. being Weillust in one place, Willust in others of our Col. Rec. I. wh. teaches us that in July 1632, he had leave to go home, now without regret of Gov. Winthrop and was paid £5. towards his pass. but as in Mar. 1635, Humphrey and Endicot wer appoint. to admin. on his est. to be div. among claimants, it may be feared that his skill was lost by [[vol. 4, p. 576]] untimely d. on his way. 

LAWRENCE, Sandwich 1643, in the list of those able to bear arms, had Mary, b. 14 Apr. 1648, may have been br. of the first deac. John of Bridgewater, and liv. at B. when he m. 5 Sept. 1656, Mary, d. of Thomas Makepeace of Boston, but nothing is ascertain. with confidence, nor whether the freem. of Mass. 1669, were the same man, wh. is very prob. for the f. of his w. in the will made aft. his rem. to Boston, makes encourag. legacy to her in June 1666. MICHAEL, Dorchester, freem. 2 May 1638, by w. Joan had Joseph, bapt. 3 Feb. 1639, wh. prob. liv. not long; rem. with Powell to Boston, there was one of the found. of sec. ch. by w. Mildred had Michael, b. 11 Nov. 1652; whether he had any more bef. com. or any other than this one aft. I cannot learn, exc. by inf. from his will of 21 June 1669, pro. 7 Oct. foll. wh. makes it certain that he had a s. Experience bef. and some ds. m. how many, or what their names is not kn. beside d. Temperance wh. was bapt. 13 Feb. 1648, unm. yet of inq. for sev. gr.ch. to wh. he gave legacies (of wh. none but Joseph Phillips is call. out), obscure diligence may fail of its reward. His w. to wh. he had giv. power to dispose of some of his prop. aft. her own d. in her will of 20 Sept. 1680, increase, the confus. in part, and lends no clue to other part, only that one of his ds. Abigail, was a. 1658, sec. w. of Thomas Bill. Other ds. are Lydia Nowell; Joanna Ellis; and beside the darkness that hangs upon gr.s. Michael and gr.d. Marsh, tho. we may guess the former to be s. of Experience, suffic. trouble would remain in the search for "daur. Pollard's childr." yet the diffic. seems inextrica. when we find that beyond the thick clouds wherein we would hunt for the ds. of her h. she scatters all hope of success, by speaking of her "five own ds." So the only safe conclus. is that she was a young wid. with five ds. when Michael took her; but perhaps the ds. m. that he refers to in his will, may have been, some at least, not his offspr. but those of the sec. w. bef. their union. 

MICHAEL, Boston, s. of the preced. by w.Elizabeth had Joseph, b. 4 Jan. 1680; Abigail, 12 Mar. 1682; Deliverance, 1 Nov. 1684; Obadiah, 5 Mar. 1686; Hannah, 14 June 1688; and Michael, 4 July 1694; Ebenezer, 9 Apr. 1697; was a cooper, went to London, it is believ. and their d. 1712. NATHANIEL, Bridgewater, br. of the first John of the same, an orig. propr. and perhaps the earliest sch.-master of the town, had Elkanah, b. 20 May 1639; Judith, 14 June 1641; Mary, 14 Apr. 1648, all at Sandwich, as the indefatig. Mr. Morse instructs me; and Bethia, and d. bef. 1687, is all that Judge Mitchell teaches. NATHANIEL, Bridgewater, s. of the first deac. John of the same, by w. Lydia had Nathaniel, Jonathan, John, Ebenezer, Sarah, and Mary, and d. 1716. 

NICHOLAS, Boston, a mercer, as he is call. on join. the ch. 27 July 1634, as did his w. Ann the next Sunday, freem. 3 Sept. foll. was foreman of the jury on cap. trial of Marmaduke Pierce or Percy, Col. Rec. I. 283, of wh. details may be seen in Winthrop I. 318. Prob. he had [[vol. 4, p. 577]] left s. (if he had one) at home, for no b. or bapt. is found here. He d. early in 1650, for in June of that yr. Peter Oliver, James Penn, and James Johnson were by our Gen. Ct. as rec. III. 199 shows, made admors. and his inv. of same mo. was good. Perhaps he was from Co. Suffk. for Henry W. in Feb. 1651 call. hims. of Bury St. Edmunds. gave power of atty. with others, to recover from the admors. and I presume he was either br. or s. NICHOLAS, Boston, mark. as of first ch. when adm. freem. 1680, may have been, but prob. was not, s. of the preced. RICHARD, Plymouth, whose f. is not kn. m. 28 Dec. 1670, Patience, d. of George Bonum. ROBERT, Boston, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 10 Jan. 1643; and Mary, 18 July 1653; and no more is seen in town rec. but in Col. rec. we see he was on serv. at the castle on 15 July 1665, when it was struck by lightning, and the capt. of the garris. k. while he rec. injury, from wh. he was not recov. in May foll. 

ROBERT, Rowley 1691. ROWLAND, Scituate 1670, had, says Deane, been sev. yrs. bef. brot. by John Williams. SAMUEL, Hartford, s. of George of the same, b. in Eng. 1632, H. C. 1653, nest yr. chos. Assist. m. Mary, d. of Gov. John Haynes, says Farmer strangely, for her name was Ruth, had Mary, b. 1656, wh. a. 1684, bec. sec. w. of Rev. Joseph Eliot; Mehitable, a. 1658, wh. m. first, a. 1676, Daniel Russell, next, a. 1680, Rev. Isaac Foster, and last Rev. Timothy Woodbridge, as his first w.; Ruth, wh. m. 2 June 1692, Rev. Edward Taylor, as his sec. w.; and Hezekiah, 3 Apr. 1672. He is the first nam. Assist. in the royal chart. Apr. 1662, and d. 30 May 1709. SAMUEL, Scituate, s. of William of the same, had Lydia, b. 1676, wh. m. 1691, as Deane tells. William Clift of Marshfield. STEPHEN, Braintree, s. of George, m. 3 Aug. 1670, Hannah, d. of Francis Eliot, had Hannah, b. 1 Jan. 1672; Stephen; and Rebecca; as is said, bef. rem. to Medford, where he had Abigail, 3 Oct. 1677; Thomas, 19 Sept. 1679; John, 6 Aug. 1681; Jonathan, 23 Feb. 1684; Benjamin, 30 Oct. 1686; and Mary, 15 July 1690; and he d. 29 July 1718. His wid. d. 22 Mar. 1732. *THOMAS, Lynn 1630, a farmer of good est. and sense eno. to be one of the reps. in the first Gen. Ct. when delegates attend. instead of the body of the commons, 14 May 1634, yet in very many foll. Gen. Cts. he is never seen, perhaps bec. he was not a freem. until 14 Mar. 1639, aft. wh. he was commissn. to hold Ct. with others at Salem sev. yrs. he had gr. of ld. in 1638, in the town, 500 acres, none of the inhabs. hav. more, yet a. 1642 he was of Sandwich, prob. THOMAS, Billerica, s. of the patriot George of Cambridge, aft. some yrs. rem. with w. Grace to Medford, there had Jane, b. 1677, wh. m. Percival Hall, and was liv. in 1689, as Farmer's MS. tells. 

WILLIAM, Scituate, m. early in Sept. [[vol. 4, p. 578]] 1638, w. Lucy, had Samuel, b. May 1640; and Lydia, Apr. 1645; and d. 1688, aged 90, if Deane be correct. his wid. d. 1697. Lydia m. 1666, james Torrey the sec. His name is usually Wills, as often is that of one or ano. of the foregoing. Six of this name at Yale, and five at Harv. may be seen as gr. in the respec. Catal.

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