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

Volume #4
Williston - Wills 

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.

WILLISTON, or WILLINGSTONE, JOHN, Ipswich 1668, may be the same, wh. was, in Dec. 1675, march. under capt. Mosely, JOHN, Springfield, youngest s. of Joseph of the same, d. 6 Sept. 1750, leav. wid. Sarah, and ch. John, Sarah, Phebe, Ithamar, Beulah, Sylvester, and Mary Ann. JOSEPH, Springfield, brot. up by John Williams of Windsor, was in 1691, of Westfield, but then unm. and at S. m. 2 Mar. 1669, Mary, d. of the first Joseph Parsons, wid. of Joseph Ashley, had Joseph, b. 28 Dec. 1700; Margaret, 30 Mar. 1703, d. at 13 yrs.; and Nathaniel, 28 Jan. 1707. His w. d. 23 Aug. 1711, and he m. 1714, Sarah, wid. of Thomas Stebbins, had John, 6 Nov. 1715; and d. 10 Nov. 1747, aged 80. JOSEPH, Springfield, s. of the preced. m. 1727, Hannah Stebbins, and d. 21 Aug. 1747, leav. ch. Joseph; Noah, Y. C. 1757; Thomas, S.; Consider; Gad; Margaret; and Hannah. NATHANIEL, Springfield, br. of the preced. m. Miriam Stebbins, and d. 18 July 1748, leav. Nathaniel, Elihu, Israel, Mary, and Miriam.

WILLIX, BELSHAZZAR, Salisbury, m. prob. in 1643, Mary, wid. of Thomas Hawksworth, was tax. 1650, and d. next yr. 23 Feb. as one reads the rec. or as ano. 23 (1) wh. I call. Mar. but in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 167, without the usual skill of Mr. Coffin, is mark. Jan. His wid. d. July 1675. From the unusual name, I can hardly think him an Englishman.

WILLMAN, ISAAC, Southampton, L. I. 1649. In my opin. this is the same name as Wellman, and this Isaac may have been br. of Thomas an early sett. at Lynn, where long predominat. the fam. with e. instead of i.

WILLOUGHBY, *FRANCIS, Charlestown 1638, s. of William, came from Portsmouth, Hampsh. with s. Jonathan and w. Mary, and join. the ch. with her. 10 Oct. of next yr. made freem. 13 May 1640, by sec. w. Sarah had Sarah, bapt. 13 June 1641; Hannah, b. 17 May 1643, d. at 4 mos.; Nehemiah, 8 or 18 June 1644; William, wh. d. 28 Aug. 1678, of smallpox; and d. Jerinnah, 29 July 1647, tho. the poor girl's name in Geneal. Reg. IX. 170, copies from Farmer, is made Jerimiah; in 1647 he went to Eng. perhaps after d. of his w. took a third w. Margaret there, and had by her, after ret. hither, Francis, wh. d. 15 June 1678 of smallpox; Nathaniel, wh. d. 1663, says Frothingham; and Susanna, b. 19, bapt. 21 Aug. 1664. By the will of his mo. made in London, May 1662, call. hers. wid. of William, late of Portsmouth, [[vol. 4, p. 579]] aft. ment. of her s. William dec. we gain informat. that her s. Francis had six ch. of wh. Sarah is call. "only d." that her sis. Jane Hammond of Virg. has s. Lawrence (wh. in my opin. was of Charlestown, and m. the wid. of W.), that John Greene of C. had been serv. of her h. and afterwards was serv. of her s. Francis. He had good est. was rep. 1642, 6, and 9, Assist. 1650, and chos. Dept.-Gov. 1665 to his d. in 1671, when Leverett succeed. Of the exact date some uncert. arises, bec. Sewall, in almanac, marks it 4 May, and Bradstreet in his Diary denotes Apr. as the mo. while Budington, 208, ment. 4 Apr. and this is most to be trust. 

In his will of 4 June preced. he uses great care, mak. w. extrix, giv. eldest s. Jonathan "being a prodigal" only L10. yet provides for his ch. secures to his own w. the large prop. she brot. him, orders his own est. to be div. into eight parts, of wh. three and a half should go to his w. and the residue to be part. one sixth to s. Nehemiah, same to s. William, one sixth and two thirds of ano. sixth to Francis, the eldest ch. by my now. w. one sixth and one third of ano. sixth to d. Susanna, and one sixth to the unb. ch. expect. with remark, that his d. Campfield had had her portion. His wid. m. 8 Feb. 1675. Lawrence Hammond. JONATHAN, Charlestown, eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. by w. Grizzel, had Mary, b. 1664, when he was preach. at Wethersfield, or shortly bef. and betw. 1666 and 8, at Haddam, as Goodwin decid. but aft. that is not heard of. Yet Chapin, p. 38, doubts of identi. 

NEHEMIAH, Salem, br. of the preced. m. 2 Jan. 1672, Abigail, d. of Henry Bartholomew, wh. unit with the ch. 9 Feb. foll. d. 2 Sept. 1702; was constable 1679, allow. to sell wine, &c. out doors in 1690, and he d. 6 Nov. foll. leav. Francis, b. 28 Sept. 1672, bapt. 16 Feb. foll.; Elizabeth 22, bapt. 28 June 1674 at Charlestown in right of their mo.; Nehemiah; Abigail, 4 Apr. 1679; and Sarah, 13 July 1684. Perhaps the last three were b. at S. as were Elizabeth 10 June 1687; and John, 11 Dec. 1688.

WILLS, JOSHUA, Windsor, m. 5 May 1670, Azubah, d. of Thomas Lamson of New Haven, had Jonathan, b. 24 Dec. foll.; and Joshua, 10 Apr. 1672. His w. d. 12 Sept. 1676, and he m. next, 11 Aug. 1681, Hannah, d. of Thomas Buckland of W. had Hannah, 24 Aug. 1682; Susanna; John, 14 June 1687; Henry, 14 Oct. 1690, Y. C,. 1715; and Jacob, 21 Oct. 1693; and this w. d. Nov. 1694. In 1696 he took third w. Abigail, d. of John Ingersol, wid. of Thomas Rix; and he d. 6 Jan. 1721, aged 74. We kn. not wh. was his f. but presume he was b. on our side of the ocean. NATHANIEL, Ipswich 1670. 

THOMAS, Kittery, m. prob. bef. 1670, Lucy, d. of James Treworgy, wid. of the sec. Humphrey Chadbourne, had Joanna wh. m. Richard Cutts, and perhaps other ch. it is beyond my power to determine, how rarely, or how oft. the name giv. as Willis may be reduc. lawfully to one syllab. but clearly [[vol. 4, p. 580]] the name Wills may, in sev. old rec. be stretched as I have done it. Easily, too, the initial letter is mistaken for M.

WILMARTIN. See Wilmot.

WILMORE, GEORGE, Portsmouth, R. I. 1638.

WILMONT, or WILMARTH, or WILMOUTH, ALEXANDER, New Haven, fourth s. of William, m. a d. of Francis Brown. BENJAMIN, New Haven, sw. fidel. 1647, had been prob. resid. sev. yrs. in his will of 7 Aug. 1669, "aged a. fourscore," names three ch. Benjamin, Ann, w. of William Bunnill, and William, the first two of wh. were d. three ch. of the first s. and four of the d. to stand in place of their parents; but the whole prop. was small. BENJAMIN, New Haven, s. of the preced. was b. in Eng. and one of the signers of the orig. compact of civ. governm. 1639, unless the signat. be his f's (wh. is less prob.) m. Elizabeth wid. of the f. of James Heaton, had Hannah, b. 25 Jan. 1645; Mary, as Mr. White reads the rec. or as ano. eye of equal experience made it Mercy, 16 Feb. 1647; both bapt. 21 May 1648; and Elizabeth bapt. 23 Sept. 1649. He d. 8 Apr. 1651, and his wid. m. 8 Feb. 1660, William Judson; Hannah m. 9 Apr. 1667, Samuel Miles as his sec. w.; Mary or Mercy m. 15 July 1679, but the name of her h. is lost; and Elizabeth m. John Mix. 

BENJAMIN, New Haven, perhaps s. of William, had Hannah, b. 9 Dec. 1701. JOHN, Rehoboth, had Ruth, b. 5 Oct. 1673; Mehitable, 19 June 1675, tho. Col. rec. has it 1665; Nthaniel, 20 Sept. 1677; Dorothy, 26 Aug. 1680; Sarah, 21 Dec. perhaps, 1682. JOHN, Boston 1662, prob. d. in 1670, for his inv. of 11 Feb. 1671, brot. in 4 May of that yr. by John and Sarah Smith, wh. had been his wid. amt. £171. 10s. of wh. apparel in L12. and ld. lying betw. Whitcomb's and Wharton's houselots, makes larger part, acquires explanat. from the Gen. Ct. rec. of 8 June foll. as seen in IV. pt. 2d. p. 500, when it seems that he had left a ch. under age to wh. said John and Sarah should on his or her maturity pay L50. tho. it demands more. Explanat. may be circuitously gain. from the deed. of 19 Apr. 1670, in Reg. VI. 253, from Elizabeth wid. of George Ruggles, to her d. Sarah, late w. of John Wilmot, mariner, dec. JONATHAN, Rehoboth, m. 29 Dec. 1680, Esther Peck, had Esther, b. 28 Nov. 1681; Rebecca, 30 Aug. perhaps 1683. Farmer MS. has NATHANIEL, who d. 12 Nov. 1676, but he could not mark his resid. exc. as Mass. however Rehoboth rec. shows he was bur. that day. 

NICHOLAS, Boston, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 5 Mar. 1650; Elizabeth 26 Sept. 1657; if we believe the unhappy copy of rec. in the office of our Register, that gives next, Abigail, 2 Oct. 1657; and Hannah, 10 Feb. 1660; and leaves us to suppose these four were all. The orig. has prob. been lost a century and a half. Yet justly as we may, in some cases, distrust this copy of what was, perhaps, a true orig. it must [[vol. 4, p. 581]] sometimes be received, when an earlier copy, viz. that quarto vol. in parchment, wh. has also copies of the b. d. and m. in most of the neighb. towns of Middlesex and Norfolk, as well as Boston, prior to 1666, should be disregard. for from that we should find not one of these four, thus carelessly insert. in the later; but he certain. had six if not seven ch. as from his will of 27 Sept. 1684, is to be partly learned, partly infer. It makes w. Mary extrix. and provides for distrib. to ch. John, Samuel, Elizabeth w. of Caleb Rawlins, Abigail, w. of Abraham Adams, Hannah, w. of Nathaniel Adams, and the youngest, Ann, at home, beside gr.ch. John and Elizabeth Alger, whereby it would be conclud. that ano. d. had been w. of that Andrew Alger, k. by the Ind. at Scarborough in Oct. 1675. 

RALPH, Charlestown 1640, by his master's consent had been set free, on his petition to the Gen. Ct. 7 Oct. 1640, as is seen in the rec. I. 306, and no more is kn. of him. THOMAS, Braintree, one of the petitnrs. for gr. of a planta. on lds. of Pumham, 1645, that the Ind. chief had sold to Gorton and his fellow believers, wh. our rulers for their misbelief, had confiscat. to prob. the same man, wh. at Rehoboth, m. 7 June 1674, Mary Robinson, liv. there 27 June 1678, a former w. hav. d. in Feb. 1677, m. Rachel Read, having his name ending with h, and, no doubt, in later days it has been expand. to Wilmarth, as Baylies II. 200 found this first sett. in 1645. He was then mark. sen. leav. it certain that a jun. was there, and such jun. was adm. 1673, as townsman, and there had Thomas, b. 7 July 1675; Elizabeth 1 Sept. 1676; Mary, 29 Dec. 1678; Mehitable, 4 Mar. 1681; and Ann, 22 Aug. perhaps 1683. 

WILLIAM, New Haven, br. of the sec. Benjamin, b. prob. in Eng. sw. fidel. May 1654, m. 14 Oct. 1658, Sarah, d. of John Thomas of the same, had Benjamin, b. 7 Mar. 1661; Sarah, 8 Mar. 1663, wh. m. 27 Nov. 1677, Thomas Hotchkiss; William, 17 Oct. 1665; John, 20 Jan. 1668; Ann, 26 Feb. 1670; Alexander, 13 Dec. 1672; Tabitha, 12 Nov. 1675; Mary, 7 Jan. 1677; Thomas, 21 Sept. 1679; and Elizabeth 24 Mar. 1682; and he d. 1689, aged 57. His inv. of 5 Nov. shows confortab. est.

WILSHIRE, THOMAS, Boston 1652.

WILSON, ANDREW, Boston, by w. Bethia, wh. join. Mather's ch. 26 Jan. 1690, and same day had three ch. bapt. whose names are not seen in the rec. beside David, 27 Dec. 1691; and Mercy, 18 Feb. 1694; and perhaps more. ANDREW, Cambridge, youngest ch. of Robert of the same, by w. Hannah had Andrew, b. 12 May 1696; Hannah, 10 Aug. 1698; Deborah, 12 Oct. 1700; John, 28 Jan. 1703; Mary, 11 Mar. 1707; Damaris, 1 Nov. 1708, d. soon; Damaris, again, 25 Aug. 1710; and he d. 1722. ANTHONY, Fairfield 1643, m. Rachel, wid. of John Brandish, had Sarah; and next, m. Sarah, wid. of Thomas [[vol. 4, p. 582]] Bulkley, d. of Rev. John Jones, and d. early in 1662, leav. good est. to his only ch. Sarah, beside £60. to his br. Samuel, and legacies to two other brs. Thomas, and John, to brs. William, and Ignatius Hill, and mo. Hill, and sis. Ann, but whether she was Wilson or Hill is uncert. and to four cousins, meaning nephews. Thomas Wilson. Peter Clapham, Edward Wilson, and Samuel, the last of wh. liv. with him. BENJAMIN, Taunton 1643, wh. was there among first sett. in 1638, as Baylies thinks I. 289. 

BENJAMIN, Charlestown, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 1 July 1655; Benjamin, 6 Oct. 1657; soon aft. as we must suppose, both mo. and ch. d. for Benjamin and Elizabeth are next seen on the rec. as hav. Benjamin, 4 June 1659, unless the name of w. is here perversely changed, as seems very prob. Some aid is furnish. by ch. rec. wh. certif. to us that Benjamin was bapt. 1 May 1664, but how old is not ment. and Jeremiah, 22 Oct. 1665. He was a mariner, d. "at sea lately," says the County rec. when admin. was giv. 17 Dec. 1667, to his wid. Ann. BENJAMIN, Roxbury, s. of nathaniel of the same, had three ws. as Jackson tells. By first, Sarah, had Benjamin, b. 6 Oct. 1678; rem. to Newton, there had, says Barry, John, 17 Apr. 1688. His w. d. 15 Apr. 1689; and by sec. w. Grace, had, if Jackson be correct, John; Benjamin; Joseph; Sarah; Mary; and William, 14 Oct. 1697. His third w. Esther perhaps surv. him, and his est. was admin. 1705. 

*DANIEL, Northampton, rep. 1665. EDWARD of Boston or Roxbury, a miller, prob. unm. d. 1638, as one might be justified by the will to inf. See. Geneal. Reg. VII. 30, where we may not be sure, that 19 Apr. was the date of mak. rather than of pro. It made his br. Thomas excor. gave him half his prop. and half to br. William but if W. do not come over to N. E. then the whole to Thomas. By Col. Rec. I. 235, it seems that Thomas present. to the Gen. Ct. on 4 Sept. foll. inv. of L48. 2s. EDWARD, Charlestown, join. the ch. 29 July 1660, m. 6 Nov. 1656, Mary, d. of deac. Robert Hale, wh. join,. 23 Feb. 1662, had William, bapt. 5 Aug. 1660; Mary, 20 July 1662; John, 6 Nov. 1664; Joanna, 21 Apr. 1667; Catharine, 14 Nov. 1669; Edward, 23 Apr. 1671; Elizabeth 1 Feb. 1674, prob. d. soon; Samuel, 25 July 1675, prob. d. soon; Elizabeth again, 2 Sept. 1677; Samuel, again, 23 May 1680; and Hale, 7 Aug. 1681. EDWARD, Salem 1646, had m. a d. of Michael Sallows, wh. in his will of Nov. in that yr. nam. W. as one of his excors. 

EDWARD, Fairfield, d. 1684, leav. Nathaniel, and Mary, w. of Jonathan Moorhouse, but not wid. His inv. is of 12 Nov. in that yr. EPHRAIM, Dedham, s. of Henry of the same, m. 10 May 1681, Rebecca, d. of Samuel Sumner, had Ephraim, b. 27 Feb. 1684; Samuel, 5 Apr. 1687; and Rebecca, 28 Jan.1695. FRANCIS, Woburn, m. 6 Mar. 1683, Ruth Duntlen. GAWIN, Kittery, submit. to Mass. jurisdict. Nov. 1652

[[vol. 4, p. 583]] GEORGE, Kittery, perhaps s. of the preced. or only by ill chirogr. may be pervert. to mean ano. was 36 yrs. old in 1654. HENRY, Dedham 1639, freem. 2 June 1641, m. 24 Nov. 1642, Mary, d. of Michael Metcalf the first, had Michael, b. 7 Aug. 1644; Mary, bapt. 21 Nov. 1652; Sarah, 22 Jan. 1654; Ephraim, June 1656. HUMPHREY, Exeter 1645, s. of Thomas, m. Dec. 1663, Judith, d. of William Hersey of Hingham. ISAAC, Newton, s. of the first Nathaniel m. July 1685, Susanna Andrews, had Isaac, b. 14 May foll.; Samuel; Ebenezer; Susanna; Hannah; and Abigail. JACOB, Braintree, freem. 2 June 1641, had Isaac, b. 28 Jan. of that yr.; and Sarah, 28 Jan. 1642. JAMES, Woburn, by w. Deborah had a d. in 1688 whose name is not giv. prob. d. soon; Deborah, 27 Feb. 1690; and Abigail, 8 Feb. 1692. Perhaps he rem. JEREMIAH, New Shoreham, or Block Isl. s. of Samuel of Portsmouth, R. I. by w. Mary had Elizabeth; Mary; Samuel; Jeremiah; John; Sarah; James; Mary; George; Alice; Ann; and Judith; and d. 1740. 

JOHN, Boston 1630, b. at Windsor where his f. Rev. William, of wh. he was third s. had a prebendal stall, in 1588, from Eton sch. went to the univ. of Cambridge in 1602, as Mather tells, much of whose story of his early days has apocryphal sound, there of Christ's Coll. had his A. B. 1605-6, and A. M. 1609, as by me in the registry of the Univ. seen, tho. Mather would have it Emanuel; and Farmer writes at King's, where, indeed, may, as the Magnalia tells, have been the adm. Aft. serv. as chaplain in sev. houses, he was induct. at Sudbury in the S. border of Co. Suffolk; there contin. ten or twelve yrs. but disgust. with the worhsip of forms and vestments growing in the ch. he encourag. the coloniz. of the Mass. Bay, and came 1630, with the Gov. and Comp. bring. the chart. in the Arbella. His w. Elizabeth whose name is not distinct. read in Mather, tho. in his usual roundabout way he says, Magn. III. cap. 3, p. 42, that W. designed to m. a d. "of the lady Mansfield, wid. of Sir John," remain. in Eng. prob. with care of the ch. Edmund first b. (so nam. for his gr. uncle Edmund Grindall, the puritan archbishop of Canterbury 1575-83); John; and others, if there wre more; but when he went back to Eng. and came again 1632, he brot. her and s. John, but the oldest s. perhaps never was on this side of the ocean. 

The w. was sis. of the w. of Robert Keayne, and her br. John with his fam. got over to Boston, two yrs. later, in poverty; and torment Keayne very much, if his will be good evid. as may, partly, be read in Geneal. Reg. VI. 156. He made sec. voyage to Eng. 1634, and came again in the summer, of 1635, wh. led me to mistake, formerly, the time of his w.'s coming, as she did not join our ch. bef. 20 Mar. 1636; whereas we see. that this d. Mary was bapt. 8 Sept. 1633, unless the ch. rec. means a week later, the copy of town rec. certif. that she was b. 12 Sept. He [[vol. 4, p. 584]] had request. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, and was sw. 3 July 1632, and d. 7 Aug. 1667, and was bur. on the Sunday foll. Of the good desert of the first min. of Boston, abund. proof if found in the Magn. III. cap. 3, with some few lamentab. characteristics of the author, perhaps little to be regard. in derog. from the charact. of W. Yet of one trait in him, the zeal for the glory of God, as exhib. in "Ill Newes from New Eng." where the testimony of Obadiah Holmes, the bapt. confessor, is fully giv. we must regret that it surpassed the limits of self-respect, as well as common decency. H. tells aft. his sentence to imprisonm. and cruel scourg. "as I went from the Bar, I exprest myself in these words; I bless God I am count. worthy to suffer for the name of Jesus; whereupon John Wilson (their Pastor as they call him) strook me bef. the judgm.-seat. and cursed me, saying, the curse of God or Jesus go with thee." 

For the imprecation upon the heretic lenity may be extend. as we hope, by the final Judge, when he cometh in the clouds of heaven: but at the tribunal of gentlement the assault on a defenceless prisoner, even tho. convict. by his own confess. of the crime of preach. what he thot. truth, meets no indulgence. Graditude has always been express, for the found. of Boston ch. no doubt in some degr. arising from the munific. contrib. of £1,000. by his br. William in Eng. and the most judicious invest. of part of that sum. as in Col. Rec. I. 128 alluded to, and may by any minute antiquary be seen in 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 228, all assist. in keep. active the generous emotion. The eldest s. travel. in Holland and Italy, where he gain. the honor of M. D. but as I doubt whether he ever came across the sea. I do not inquire for much detail as to his m. or wh. was his w. nor can I tell more than that he liv. at London as a physician, d. a. 1658, leav. s John, and d. Bridget, wh. m. Nicholas Prideaux, merch. of Barbadoes. His d. Mary m. 5 Nov. 1651, Rev. Samuel Danforth of Roxbury, and next a Buck of Boston (whose bapt. name eludes my search, for many hours, at var. times), and d. 13 Sept. 1713. Mather's life is, perhaps, the best of any in his catal, of min. yet the caution to be used in read, all other parts of the Magn. must not be neglect. here. In 19 of that 3d chap. in proof of the "certain prophetic afflatus, wh. oft. directs the speeches of" men like Wilson, he refers to the success fo john Hull, as foretold by W. bec. of his attention to his mother "weak in body and poor in est." 

Mather had no intent. of casting ridicule uppon prophecy, for he was giv. to showing his ability in the same way, but his fancy, was usual, outran his judgement; and his memory, great as it was, forever calls on invention to come to the aid of truth. Hull's mo. Elizabeth wh. d. above 16 yrs. bef. M. was b. is not to be specially mark. as "poor in est." and if the writer meant Judith the sec. w. of his f. and mo. of the young man's w. (as is [[vol. 4, p. 585]] most prob.) the panegyric is even less neccessa.; but indeed this sec. w. d. nine yrs. bef. the b. of the historian. More or less accomodat. of fact to theory is observ. in other authors than him whose Magnalia is the monum. to delineate his character no less than his desire, tho. prob. to few it is ascribe. in equal extent. 

JOHN, Medfield, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. Sept. 1621, H. C. 1642, had the benefit of join. the ch. of his f. 3 Mar. 1644, but was not freem. until 1647, ord. as collea. with Rev. Richard Mather at Dorchester in 1649, but contin. only two yrs. and was then sett. at M. by w. Sarah had John, bapt. at Boston, 8 July 1648; Thomas,b. 12 Nov. 1652; Elizabeth 1653; Increase, 1656; John, again, 1660; and Thomas, again, 2 Mar. 1662, or, as Barry says, 18 Nov. of that yr.; beside Susanna, Dec. 1664, wh. m. 1683, Rev. Grindal Rawson of Mendon; and d. 23 Aug. 1691. JOHN, Woburn, had Samuel, b. 29 Dec. 1658; Abigail, 8 Aug. 1666; Elizabeth 6 Aug. 1668; Benjamin, 15 Oct. 1670; and Hannah, 31 May 1672, wh. d. soon; John, 3 Jan. 1673; Hannah, again, 28 Dec. 1674, d. soon; Hannah, again, 11 Mar. 1677; and Susanna, 11 Mar. 1679. He may be the man wh. Barry says came 1651, in the John and Sarah from London. In so common a name to discern whose s. was that JOHN, the solider in Beers's comp. k. by the Ind. with his capt. 4 Sept. 1675, must be very diffic.; and he d. 2 July 1687. JOHN, Dover, there tax. 1666, as was found by the dilig. of Rev. John of Mefield, m. 4 July 1683, Sarah, of the same, propound. for freem. 1675, m. Lydia, d. of John Cole, had John; Stebbing; Hannah; and Mary; and he d. 16 Jan. 1698. 

JOHN, New Haven, prob. s. of Rev. John of Medfield, m. 4 July 1683, Sarah, d. prob. of Rev. Roger Newton of Milford, had Sarah, b. 1 Apr. 1684; and no more is there kn. of him. He was not a propr. 1685; but was liv. at Medfield, there had John, b. May 1686; Elizabeth Oct. 1689; and Roger, 1691, JOHN, Billerica, freem. 1690, may have had fam. for in the Court's list he is mark. sen. JOSEPH, Dorchester, freem. 2 May 1638, was perhaps, br. of Benjamin, as he is found with him among earliest sett. at Taunton, in Baylies I. 286, and Mr. Clap has not included either of the names at D. But whether either had fam. I see not. JOSEPH, Lynn, m. 2 May 1670, Dorcas Randall, had Jacob, b. 3 Sept. 1671; and he may have rem. JOSEPH, Andover, s. of William of Boston, m. 4 July 1670, Mary Lovejoy, prob. d. of John of the same, had Mary, wh. d. 31 Mar. 1674, and his w. d 18 June 1677. He next m. 24 Apr. 1678, Sarah Lord, and d. 1718. His w. Sarah suffer. long imprison. on charge of witchcr. 1692, and sav. her life by confession. 

JOSEPH, Malden, had Joseph, b. 27 Sept. 1673, was freem. 1685, and allow. to be ensign the same yr. but so early as Dec. 1674, had been call. to take o. of fidel. as a soldier, bec. capt. and d. or was bur. 14 Jan. [[vol. 4, p. 586]] 1705, aged 58. JOSEPH, Newton, s. of Nathaniel of the same, by w. Deliverance had Hannah, b. 10 June 1685; Deliverance, 11 Oct. 1687; Margaret, 27 Feb. 1689; Sarah; Thankful, 24 Mar. 1692; Mary, 24 Jan. 1694; Experience, 10 Nov. 1696; Abigail; Elizabeth 30 May 1703; and Josiah, 31 Oct. 1704. JOSEPH, Andover, perhaps s. of Joseph of the same, m. 25 Jan. 1700, Mary Richardson. LAMBERT, Salem,, the surg. sent over 1629, by the Gov. and Comp. in London. See their letter of instruct. to capt. Endicott, in Col. Rec. I. 396, by the hands of Higginson, wherein they inform. the people here that the bargain was for his service three yrs. but my doubt is strong. whether he contin. half the time. MATTHEW, New Haven 1642, of wh. no more is learn. 

MICHAEL, Wrentham, perhaps s. of Henry of Dedham, by w. Mary had Sarah, b. 18 Feb. 1676; Mary, 16 Feb. 1678; Michael, 6 Feb. 1682; Silence, 16 Feb. 1684; Noah, 4 Sept. 1686; and Henry, 9 Apr. 1690. NATHANIEL, Roxbury, whose f. is never ment. and perhaps he never came to our side of the ocean, m. 2 Apr. 1645, Hannah, d. of Griffin Crafts, had Hannah, bapt. 2 May 1647; Ellis gives, 135, Hannah and Mary, tw. 1647, yet perhaps this is mistake of the name of the month for that of a ch.; Susanna; Nathaniel, b. 30 Apr. bapt. 8 May 1653; Joseph and Benjamin, tw. 31 Jan. bapt. 17 Feb. 1656; Isaac, 24, bapt. 29 Aug. 1658; Mary, 22 bapt. 23 June 1661; Abigail, 1663; Samuel; and ano. d. perhaps Rebecca; and d. 17 Sept. 1692, aged 70, says Jackson, wh. marks his rem. to Newton, then call. Cambridge vill. and was freem. 1690, unless his s. of the same name be there meant. His w. d. one mo. bef. him. Hannah m. 7 Feb. 1669, Shubael Seaver, as Roxbury rec. says; Susanna m. 31 Dec. 1673, Thomas Gill; Mary m. 19 Apr. 1682, Thomas Oliver as his sec. w.; and Abigail m. 1687, deac. Edward Jackson, as his sec. w.; and Jackson says Rebecca m. Shubael Seaver, and if that be correct, she was his sec. w. The d. of Hannah Wilson, 12 Nov. 1645, is ment. by Ellis; but perhaps it was only a premat. b. NATHANIEL, Newton, s. of the preced. was a soldier in Johnson's comp. in the hard serv. of Dec. 1675, espec. when, in the swamp fight, his f.'s friend, the capt. was k. by the Ind. m. a. 1680 or bef. June 1681, Hannah, d. of Edward Jackson, sen. not (as the Hist. of Newton, 445, by the dilig. Francis Jackson, Esq. makes her) of Rev. John Oliver, a mistake easily fallen into, bec. Oliver had d. Hannah by the same w. who bec. w. of Jackson, who had also, by the first w. a Hannah who. m. John Ward; but Oliver's d. Hannah d. young; and his wid. mo. of that dec. Hannah, aft. m. with Jackson brot. him this sec. Hannah. He had Nathaniel, b. 4 Dec. 1682; Elizabeth 9 Nov. 1684; Hannah, 18 Oct. 1686; Susanna, 6 Nov. 1688; and Edward, 3 Oct. 1689; and his w. d. 26 Sept. foll. He m. 11 Mar. 1693, Elizabeth d. of Humphrey [[vol. 4, p. 587]] Osland, had Mary; Relief; Thankful; and Abigail; all b. aft. his rem. to Framingham, where his w. d. 10 Mar. 1715, and he d. 26 Dec. 1721.

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