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

Volume #4
Workes - Wright 

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.

WORKES, THOMAS, Huntington, L. I. adm. 1664, to be made free of the jurisdict. of Conn.

WORMALL, WORMAHILL, WORMELL, or WORMWELL, JOSEPH, Rowley 1640, had by w. Miriam in Oct. 1642, Josiah, the first ch. b. in that town, as one false. tradit. boasts, rem. in 1649 to Boston, and not long aft. to Scituate, there d. In his will of 4 Feb. 1662, pro. 24 June foll. as abstr. in Geneal. Reg. VI. 94, nothing is seen, but that his w. was Miriam, s. Josiah, and ds. Sarah, and Esther.

WORMELY, or WORMELEY, RALPH, Dover 1684, ment. by Belknap, I. 484, Farmer's Ed. but the diligence of Quint had add. nothing to our knowledge of him.

WORMSTALL, ARTHUR, Wells, in Sept. 1653, acknowledg. submis. to Mass. jurisdict. See Col. Rec. III.

WORMSTED, came to Salem, being driv. by the Ind. from settlem. at the E. 1675.

WORMWOOD, HENRY, Lynn, had William, b. Apr. 1666; Elizabeth 14 Mar. 1668, perhaps d. young; Daniel, Jan. 1676; Elizabeth again, 1 May 1677; and Esther, 11 May 1683. One capt. with this bitter name testif. against Rev. George Burrows in 1692, to his diabolic. strength. WILLIAM, Kittery 1640, liv. on Isle of Shoals, I suppose, in 1647, when our Gen. Ct. order, his w. to be brot. as a prisoner. See Col. Rec. II. He took o. of alleg. 22 Mar. 1681.

WORNUM, WILLIAM, Boston, had w. Christian, wh. join. the ch. 4 Apr. 1646.

WORRALL, JAMES, Scituate 1638, is by Farmer nam. on authority of Coffin.

WORSLEY, BENJAMIN, R. I. 1663, call. Dr. in the docum. relative to bounds with Conn.

WORTH, JOHN, Nantucket, s. of William of the same, m. 22 Sept. 1684, Miriam, d. of Richard Gardner, sen. wh. d. 1701, had Jonathan, b. 31 Oct. 1685; Nathaniel, 8 Sept. 1687; Judith, 22 Dec. 1689; John, wh. d. young; Richard, 27 May 1692; William, 27 Nov. 1694; Joseph; and Mary. A sec. w. he took, 5 Sept. 1704, Ann Sarson, and a third w. was Dorcas, d. of Benjamin Smith. By the former, wh. d. 14 June 1724, he had Sarah, 15 July 1708, wh. d. soon; and by the latter, wh. d. 4 Aug. 1730, had John, again, 14 Sept. 1725; Sarah, 5 Nov. 1727; and Dorcas, 6 July 1730. Most of his days he liv. at Edgartown, there d. 11 Feb. 1732. 

JOHN, Newbury, s. of Lionel of the same, m. 17 Mar. 1687, Elizabeth d. of Israel Webster, had Elizabeth b. 17 Aug. 1688; John, 7 Feb. 1690; Joseph 7 Aug. 1693; and Edmund, 22 Oct. 1695. He was freem. 1690. LIONEL, Salisbury 1655, m. Susanna, d. [[vol. 4, p. 653]] of John Whipple of Ipswich, had Sarah, b. Oct. 1656; Susanna; Mary; Judith; and John, 18 Sept. 1664; perhaps, adds Coffin, others, most of them, prob. at Newbury, where he d. 29 June 1667. His wid. m. next yr. Moses Pilsbury. RICHARD, Newbury, prob. br. of the preced. m. 11 Sept. 1667, Mary, d. of the sec. John Pike. 

WILLIAM, Nantucket, blacksmith and mariner, from Devonsh, was br. of the two preced. m. 11 Apr. 1665, Sarah, d. of Thomas Macy, had John, b. 19 May 1666, and prob. no other ch. was highly esteem. clk. of the Ct. July 1678, and Justice. His w. d. 1701, and he took, 3 Sept. 1703, sec. w. Damaris Sibley, d. Dec. 1724. His wid. d. 2 June 1745, if such be the true translat. of 2d of 4 mo.

WORTHEN, EZEKIEL, Salisbury, m. 4 Dec. 1661, Hannah, d. of George Martin of the same, had Hannah, b. 21 Apr. 1663; John, 12 Feb. 1665; and Thomas, 31 Oct. 1667; and possib. others, as Dorothy, wh. m. Ezekiel Wells.

WORTHINGTON, JOHN, Springfield, youngest s. of Nicholas, m. 22 May 1713, Mary, d. of John Pratt of Saybrook, had John, b. 26 Oct. 1714, d. by casual.; John, again, 24 Nov. 1719; Timothy, 1 July 1722, d. soon; Samuel, 11 July 1725; Mary, 8 Mar. 1728, d. young; and Sarah, 27 Jan. 1732; was lieut. and d. 30 Dec. 1744. The wid. of 29 Oct. 1759, in the 72d yr. of her age, says Goodwin, p. 272; and there is very good reason to judge by rec. of her b. in Geneal. Reg. IV. 140, that she was past 82. JONATHAN, Springfield, br. of the preced. m. 19 Feb. 1708, Elizabeth d. of John Scott of Suffield, wh. d. 8 or 18 Sept. 1743, had Elizabeth b. 17 Feb. 1710; Margaret, 2 Feb. 1712; Jonathan, 17 June 1715; Nicholas, 26 July 1717, d. young; William, 16 Jan. 1720; and Amy, 3 Nov. 1725, d. under 18 yrs. 

NICHOLAS, Hartford, m. a. 1668, in wh. yr. he was made freem. Sarah, d. of Thomas Bunce, wid. of the sec. John White, had William, b. 1670; Elizabeth wh. m. a Morton; and Mary, 24 Jan. 1674, d. young. His w. d. 20 June 1676, and by sec. w. Susanna he had Jonathan; and John, b. 17 Aug. 1679; and d. 6 Sept. 1683, at Hatfield, whither he rem. 1677; and his wid. m. a. 1685, Capt. Jonathan Ball, to wh. she bore twelve ch. and d. 9 Mar. 1727. Tradit. says he came from Liverpool, and sett. at Saybrook; and the latter half of her story may be true in some degree. 

WILLIAM, Hartford, eldest s. of Nicholas of the same, m. Mehitable, d. prob. youngest, of Isaac Graves of Hatfield, wid. of Richard Morton of the same, had William, b. 5 Dec. 1695, Y. C. 1716, min. of Saybrook; Daniel, 18 May 1698; Mary, 23 Sept. 1701; Mehitable, 18 July 1706; and Elijah, 16 June 1710; his w. d. 22 Mar. 1742, aged 70, and he d. at Colchester (whither he had rem. a. 1717), 22 May 1753. [[vol. 4, p. 654]]

WORTHLIKE, PETER, Scituate 1669, had, as Deane shows, Hannah and Alice, b. 1676, perhaps tw.; Mary, 1678; and Sarah, 1682.

WORWOOD, or WORWARD, RICHARD, Cambridge, d. 13 May 1664, of wh. no more can be found, but that he call. s. of blank. Farmer, in Geneal. Reg. I. 195, mades him of Charlestown.


WRAY. See Ray.

WRIFORD, JOHN, Pemaquid 1674, sw. fidel. to Mass. and the same yr. was licens. to keep an inn .

WRIGHT, ABEL, Springfield 1655, m. 1 Dec. 1659, Martha, d. of Samuel Kitcherel of Hartford, had Joseph, b. 1 Sept. 1660; Martha, 29 Nov. 1662; Abel, 25 Sept, 1664; Benjamin, 14 Mar. 1667; Hannah, 28 July 1669; Henry, 23 May 1671, d. young; Sarah, 8 May 1673; Mary, 9 Mar. 1676; Henry, again, 6 Jan. 1677; Samuel, 17 June 1679; Elizabeth 18 Aug. 1682, d. June foll.; John, 21 Apr. 1685, d. soon; and Elizabeth again, 22 Aug. 1687, of wh. ten liv. to be m. His resid. was on the W. side of the river, at that part of what is now Westfield, then call. Skipmuck, much expos. to the invasion of border enemies, and his w. was scalp. by the Ind. 26 July 1708, but liv. until 19 Oct. foll. and he d. 29 Oct. 1725, when he is call. lieut. and said to be 94 yrs. old; but wh. brot. him over the sea is unkn. Martha m. 8 Dec. 1681, Thomas Morley; Hannah m. 1690, Joseph Saxton, both of Westfield; Sarah m. 1694, Thomas Chapin; Mary m. 1698, Nathaniel Bliss; and Elizabeth m. 1709, Ebenezer Dewey of Lebanon. 

ABEL, Springfield, s. of the preced. m. 1691, Rebecca, d. of Samuel Terry of the same, had Rebecca, b. 1692; Samuel, 1694, d. soon; Abel, 1695; Samuel, again, 1698; and was freem. 1690, but no more is heard of this branch. ANTHONY, Sandwich 1643, rem. to Wethersfield bef. 1658, when he was one of the first troop of caval. in the Col. m. bef. 1670, Mary, d. of the first Richard Smith, and wid. of Matthew or Matthias Treat, had no ch. and d. 1679. BENJAMIN, Guilford 1649, rem. to Killingworth, and d. 29 Mar. 1677, leav. ch. Benjamin; Joseph; James, Elizabeth b. 15 Oct. 1653, wh. m. Edward Lee or Lay; Jane, wh. m. Joseph Hand; and Ann, wh. m. John Walstone of K. His wid. Jane, d. 26 Oct. 1684. BENJAMIN, Killingworth, s. prob. eldest, of the preced. was propound. for freem. 1669. 

BENJAMIN, Northampton, s. of the sec. Samuel, in the imperf. notice descend. of Samuel Wright, Geneal. Reg. IV. 357, is said to have m. Thankful Taylor, to have had Benjamin, three other s. and five ds. but many points of informat. beside dates, are omit. To make perfect the acco. of him, I add that his first w. Thankful m. 22 Mar. 1681, d. 4 Apr. 1701; and that the first ch. was b. 26 Feb. 1682; Thankful, 13 Nov. 1683, d. soon; a s. Remembrance, 26 Jan. 1685; [[vol. 4, p. 655]]

Thankful, again, 23 May 1687; Jacob; Mindwell, Oct. 1694; Daniel, 15 Apr. 1697; that he m. 19 July 1701, Mary Barker of Springfield, had William, 26 Nov. 1702; Mary, 7 Sept. 1704; and Experience, 9 Dec. 1706; all the ten at Northampton. He was famous for his rediness to fight Indians in every expedit. and soon after mid. life rem. to Northfield, there reach. mature age to d. 1743. BENJAMIN, Springfield, s. of the first Abel, m. 1694, Mary Chapin, perhaps d. of Henry, had Benjamin b. 22 May 1697; Henry, 19 May 1700; and Mary, posthum. 1 May 1705; he d. 25 Dec. preced.; and his wid. d. 13 Jan. 1708. BENONI, Hatfield, youngest ch. of Samuel the sec. b. ten days aft. the fall of his f. in Ind. war, m. Rebecca Barrett, prob. d. of Benjamin, had Rebecca, b. 1700; and Hannah, 1702. He d. in the same yr. quite young; and his wid. m. 1706, Samuel Dickinson. 

DAVID, Wethersfield, youngest s. of the first Samuel of the same, m. 28 Dec. 1699, Rebecca, d. of John Goodrich, sec. of the same, had Ann, b. 19 Dec. 1700; and David, 10 Apr. 1703; his w. d. same day, and he m. 8 June 1710, Mary, d. of Lieut. Jonathan Belden, and d. 6 Sept. 1752; and his wid. d. 9 Jan. 1769. EBENEZER, Northampton, s. of the sec. Samuel of Springfield m. Hannah Hunt, d. of Jonathan, had Obadiah, b. 1695; Noah, 1699; Clemence, 1703; Elisha, 1705; and others, says the notice in Geneal. Reg. IV. 357. To supply the deficiencies as well as to correct the errors, of that notice, we may learn from the highest authority, that the m. refer. to, was on 19 Dec. 1691, and that the first issue of it was Experience, b. 20 Aug. foll. wh. d. next mo.; the next, Obadiah, 26 July 1693, not 1695; Experience, again, 1695; Noah, 29 Nov. of the yr. above; Clemence, 4 Nov. of the yr. above; Elisha, in May of the yr. above; Esther, 6 May 1708; and Mary, 8 May 1711. but the striking omiss. is of the first w. Elizabeth d. of Jedediah Strong, m. 16 Sept. 1684, wh. d. 17 Feb. 1691, had only ch. Mary, wh. d. five days bef. her mo. The f. was a deac. and d. 1748. 

EDWARD, Concord, by w. Elizabeth had Edward, b. 21 Jan. 1658; Matthew, 18 June 1659; perhaps others; Barry says Samuel; Peter; and three ds. and d. 1691. He was entit. says Barry, 451, to houses, lds. &c. in the manor of Castle Bromwich, in Co. Warwick. EDWARD, Boston, m. 27 May 1657, Mary Powell, had, says Barry, Mary, b. 19 Jan. foll. In a deed 1667, he is call. cordwinder. EDWARD, Sudbury, perhaps brot. by his wid. mo. Dorothy (wh. m. John Blanford), m. 18 June 1659, Hannah Axtell, prob. d. of Thomas of the same, had Hannah, b. 9 Jan. 1661; Dorothy, 20 Oct. 1662; Sarah, 17 Jan. 1665; Mary, 2 Jan. 1667; Elizabeth 6 Mar. 1669; Samuel, 9 Apr. 1670; Abigail, 15 Sept. 1672; Edward, 16 Mar. 1677; and Martha, 25 Dec. 1681; was a capt. and d. 7 Aug. 1703. His wid. d. 18 May 1708. 

EDWARD, Scituate, m. 25 May 1664, Lydia, d. of [[vol. 4, p. 656]] Richard Sylvester, wid. of Nathaniel Rawlins, had Mercy, b. 1666; Hannah, 1668; Grace, 1669; David, 1670; Edward, 1671; and Joseph, 1673. One EDWARD was a soldier in Turner's comp. for Philip's war, 1676. EDWARD, Sudbury, youngest s. of Edward of the same, had Nehemiah, b. 23 May 1707, as Barry tells, and at Framingham, Zerubabel, 14 Aug. 1708; Bezaleel, 22 July 1710; William, 21 Sept. 1711; Tabitha, 27 Mar. 1713; Elizabeth 11 Mar. 1717; Hannah, 15 Apr. 1719; Edward, 10 Mar. 1721; Mehitable; and Lois, a. 1728. 

ELIZUR, Northampton, s. of Samuel the sec. of Springfield, m. Mary Pardee, as in Geneal. Reg. IV. 357, is said, and there are also giv. to him, ch. Elizur, b. 1689; Azariah, 6 Mar. 1697; Nehemiah, Jan. 1699; Eldad, 2 Mar. 1701; Benoni, 26 Nov. 1702; Phineas, 20 July 1710; and five ds. but no names of these are call. in that tract; and from ano. hand I find them, Hepzibah, 14 Feb. 1691, d. at 2 yrs.; Mary, 12 Sept. 1695; Martha, 8 Dec. 1704; Sarah, 10 Jan. 1707; and Miriam, 13 Feb. 1715. I am also instruct. by the same, that he rem. to Northfield, and d. 12 May 1743. GEORGE, Salem 1637, of wh. we kn. no. more. Elizabeth of the ch. 1641, may have been his w. GEORGE, Braintree, freem. 18 May 1642, if we may add a W. to the Right of the rec. was a lieut. there, may not, I hope, have been that capt. wh. in Jan. 1649, stab. Walter Lettice at Newport, as Roger Williams writes to his friend John Winthrop jr. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. IX. 280. HENRY, Dorchester, freem. 6 May 1635, by w. Elizabeth had Mary, b. 1 Apr. 1635; and Samuel, 14 Feb. 1637. Of him, as no more is seen in the rec. it is safely conject. that he rem. but whither is uncert. 

One HENRY was a soldier of Turner's comp. in 1676. HENRY, Springfield, s. of the first Abel of the same, m. 1705, Hannah, youngest d. of John Bliss of the same, had Hannah, b. 18 May 1706; Henry, 9 Jan. 1708, wh. was k. 26 July foll. by the Ind. wh. at the same time, carr. away his w. and soon k. her. He m. 1711, Sarah Root, prob. d. of Thomas of Westfield, had Moses; Stephen, 1716; Caleb, 1718; Elisha, 1720; Sarah, 1723; and Deborah, prob. earlier. His will of 1760, was pro. 1769. It names ch. Hannah, Deborah, Sarah, Moses, Stephen, Caleb, and Elisha. ISAAC,Hingham 1637, came from Co. Norfolk, d. 1652; and of him we kn. nothing more. ISAAC, Lancaster, of wh. that he d. in 1663, is all that is told. 

JAMES, Wethersfield, s. prob. eldest of the first Thomas of the same, and b. in Eng. freem. 1654, had w. Mary, wh. d. 6 Oct. 1659, and he m. 20 Nov. 1660, Dorcas, d. of Jonas Weed of Stamford, had James, b. 1661; Thomas; Jonas; Daniel, 1674; and Hannah; to wh. Chapin, in p. 179 of Glastonbury celebrat. erron. adds Lydia. Middletown was later resid. and his w. d. 24 Dec. 1692, and he d. 1705. JAMES, Northampton, s. of the first Samuel of Springfield, m. 18 Jan. 1665, Abigail, d. [[vol. 4, p. 657]] prob. of William Jess of Springfield, had Abigail, b. 26 Dec. foll. d. young; Helped, 2 July 1668, wh. liv. unm. to Jan. 1645; James, 9 Nov. 1670, d. at 18 yrs.; Lydia, 24 Mar. 1673, d. at 5 ds.; Samuel, 16 May 1675; Preserved, 6 Jan. 1679; Jonathan, 19 Dec. 1681; Esther, 20 Aug. 1684; and Hannah, 1688, wh. d. 1691; and his w. d. 24 May 1707. He d. 1723. Between this acco. and that of Geneal. Reg. IV. 358, some discrepance appears, but the correct vers. is here obey. 

*JOHN, Woburn 1641, had been of Charlestown, and there was one of the project. thirty-two in numb. for settlem. of the new ch. and town, freem. 1643, had John; Ruth, b. 23 Apr. 1646; Deborah, 21 Jan. 1649; and Sarah, 16 Feb. 1653; rep. 1648. His w. Priscilla d. 10 Apr. 1687, and he d. 21 June 1688. *JOHN, Gloucester, rep. 1648, with spell. of Write, of wh. I see no more, and think he may be the preced. JOHN, Charlestown, had John, b. 27 Sept. 1646, if the rec. be trustworthy, and I see no reas. to doubt it. JOHN, Newbury, by w. prob. Alice, had Jonathan, b. 7 Dec. 1650; and Ruth, 31 May 1652; rem. to Boston, bef. 1656, and d. 1658. Admin. was giv. 30 Dec. to Edward Bragg. 

JOHN, Chelmsford, prob. s. of the first John, m. 10 May 1661, Abigail Warren, whose f. is not kn. but she, I suppose d. at Woburn, 6 Apr. 1726, aged 84; but Joseph, b. 14 Oct. 1663, was freem. 3 May 1665, liv. there in 1679, but, I think, rem. to Woburn, there d. 30 Apr. 1714, aged 83, if we agree to accept the gr.-st. inscript. JOHN, Watertown, freem. 1690. An alderman of Boston, Co. Lincoln, in 1630, was nam. John Wright, and may reasonab. be suppos. to have descend. here. JOSEPH, Wethersfield, s. of the first Thomas of the same, freem. 1667, by fam. tradit. is said to have had two ws. By the first Mary, m. 10 Dec. 1663, wh. d. 23 Aug. 1683, aged 38, he had Mary, b. 15 Apr. 1665; Elizabeth 18 Nov. 1667; Joseph, 14 Feb. 1670; Sarah, 16 May 1674; Thomas, 18 Jan. 1677; Joseph, 14 Feb. 1679; and Jonatahan, 18 June 1681. His next w. Mercy, m. 10 Mar. 1685, brot. him Benjamin; and Nathaniel, 16 Oct. 1688; and he is said to have d. early in 1715, but to have made his will three yrs. bef. JOSEPH, Medfield, freem. 1674. 

JOSEPH, Northampton, sec. s. of the sec. Samuel of Springfield, m. 6 Nov. 1679, Ruth, d. of the first Isaac Sheldon of the same, had Joseph, b. 23 June 1681; Samuel, 13 Aug. 1683, d. young; Ruth, 14 Feb. 1685, d. in few wks.; Ruth, again, 26 Apr. 1687; James, 5 Dec. 1689, d. young; Mary, Jan. 1691; Samuel, 13 Aug. 1693; and Benoni, 4 Oct. 1697; Supply. some failure in Geneal. Reg. IV. 357. He was freem. 1690, and d. 16 Feb. 1697. His wid. m. 28 Oct. 1698, Samuel Strong. JOSEPH, Springfield, s. of the first Abel, m. 1687, Sarah Osborne, perhaps d. of John of Windsor, had Mindwell, b. 24 Sept. 1688, d. young; Joseph, 14 Oct. 1690; Sarah, 20 Nov. 1692; Benjamin, [[vol. 4, p. 658]] 11 Nov. 1694, slain, 1712, by the Ind.; Mindwell, again, 4 Mar. 1697; Martha, 16 June 1699; Mary, 24 Sept. 1702; and Rachel, 4 Dec. 1706. 

JOSIAH, sometimes writ. Joseph, Woburn, m. 1 Nov. 1661, Elizabeth Hassall, perhaps d. of Richard of Watertown, and had Elizabeth b. 2 July 1664; Joseph, 14 Mar. 1667; Sarah, 25 Feb. 1670; John, 2 Oct. 1672; Joanna, or Hannah, as ano. rec. has it, 18 Apr. 1675; James, 10 Nov. 1677; Timothy, 3 Apr. 1679; Stephen, 22 Feb. 1681; Jacob, 22 June 1683; Ruth, 10 Oct. 1685; and Bryan, 14 Mar. 1688. Of this w. I suppose, was b. 23 Feb. 1671, a creature, minutely describ. Farmer MS. says in p. 33 of Incr. Mather's Hist. Ind. Wars; and that explains the orig. of the love of the marvellous in his s. "greater than his f." 

For ano. w. he had Ruth, wid. of John Center, and she d. 18 Feb. 1717, aged 60, if the gr.-st. be true; but I have a memo. slightly inconsist. that the rem. to Charlestown, and m. 7 July 1692, Elizabeth Bateman; wh. may seem very prob. bec. 2 Nov. 1686 his d. Elizabeth m. Eleazer Bateman; and it may be that the wid. of Center bec. his third w. JOSIAH, Woburn, perhaps s. of the preced. was deac. d. 22 Jan. 1748, aged 73, by Mr. Wyman's inscr. of the gr.-st. JUDAH, Northampton, youngest s. of the first Samuel of the same, m. 7 Jan. 1667. Mercy, d. of Henry Burt, had Samuel, b. 6 Nov. foll. d. in 3 mos.; Mercy, 14 Mar. 1669; Esther, 18 Aug. 1671, d. soon; Judah, 14 Nov. 1673, d. in two ds.; Judah, again, May 1677; Ebenezer, Sept. 1679; Thomas, 8 Apr. 1682; Patience, 18 Apr. 1684; and Nathaniel, 5 May 1688. He was freem. 1676, m. sec. w. 11 July 1706, Sarah, wid. of Richard Burk, wh. d. 1712; and he d. 26 Nov. 1725. MORDECAI, Plymouth, of wh. I find only that he was b. 30 Oct. 1649 and bur. 20 Mar. 1650, but wh. was his f. must be left to conject. 

NATHANIEL, New Hampsh. in Feb. 1690, request, protect. of Mass. NICHOLAS, Sandwich 1643, had been of Lynn 1637. PETER, Sandwich 1643, had rem. to that place 1638. My conject. is that he was br. of Nicholas; and in his MS. collect. for new edit. Farmer had noted, that he had s. Adam, b. 20 Mar. 1650, wh. prob. sett. at Oyster Bay, L. I. RICHARD, Lynn, perhaps as early as 1630, certain. in 1632, one of the Comtee. of that town to confer with two others of ca. town in advis. the Gov. and Assist. a rais. a public stock, freem. 14 May 1634, was of Boston 1636 or earlier, being No. 89 of the ch. so that it may well seem to be a differ. man. The Boston man had ld. at Mount Wollaston, and was call. capt. He there had a mill, wh. with forty acres, he gave, in 1640, to Thomas Dudley, as price of five cows. I hope he had a good bargain, but it seems a hard one. Prob. he liv. sometime at Dorchester, aft. 1636. RICHARD, Plymouth 1643, had Esther, b. 1649; and Isaac, 26 Aug. 1662. RICHARD, Rehoboth 1644. 

ROBERT, Boston, came as a runaway, 1630, from London, where [[vol. 4, p. 659]] he had been a draper in Newgate market, and a brewer in Thames street, was here arrest. as in his let. to the Countess of Lincoln, our Dept.Gov. Dudley shows, and was to be sent home by the same ship that carr. the let. ROBERT, Boston, ar. co. 1643, by. w. Mary had John, wh. was bur. Mar. 1645; John, again, wh. d. 22 June 1652; Robert, b. 16 June 1653; and Joseph, 14 Nov. 1655. 

SAMUEL, Springfield 1641, brot. w. and ch. some of wh. were b. in Eng. but in what town he had first liv. is unkn. freem. 13 Apr. 1648, was deac. and appoint. by the town (aft. ret. of Rev. Mr. Moxon, the first min. to his native ld. in 1653) "to dispense the word of God for the present;" but a. 1656, he rem. to Northampton. In his will of 1663, he names seven ch. Samuel; James; Judah, 6. 10 May 1642; Mary; Margaret; Esther; and Lydia; beside wh. he had Helped, 15 Sept. 1644, wh. was d. Prob. most of the five elder ch. were b. in Eng. and all they, with Judah, were liv. in 1680; and he d. "in his chair," says the rec. 17 Oct. 1665. His wid. Margaret names, in her will of 1680, only the four ds. and she d. 24 July 1681. Of the ds. Esther m. 18 Feb. 1682, Samuel Marshfield; Margaret m. 8 Dec. 1653, Thomas Bancroft; Lydia m. 25 Oct. 1654, Lawrence Bliss, and in 1678, John Norton, and in 1688, John Lamb, and in 1692, George Colton. The other d. Mary was m. but the date and name of the h. are unkn. 

SAMUEL, Springfield, s. prob. eldest of the preced. and b. in Eng. m. 24 Nov. 1653, Elizabeth d. of Henry Burt of the same, had Samuel, b. 3 Oct. 1654; rem. to Northampton, there had Joseph, 2 June 1657; Benjamin, 13 July 1660; Ebenezer, 20 Mar. 1663; Elizabeth 31 July 1666; Eliezur, 20 Oct. 1668; Hannah, 27 Feb. 1671; and Benoni, 12 Sept. 1675, posthum. He was a soldier on serv. at Northfield, there k. by the Ind. ten days bef. the b. of his youngest s. The wid. m. 16 Sept. 1684, Nathaniel Dickinson of Hatfield, and at the same time were m. her s. Ebenezer, and the eldest d. Elizabeth m. Thomas Stebbins; Hannah m. 18 Nov. 1686, she then less than 16 yrs. old, Samuel Billing of Hatfield. Of this Samuel descend. the late Silas, a Senator of the U. S. of no humble rank from New York. 

SAMUEL, Wethersfield, s. of Thomas of the same, b. prob. in Eng. freem. 1657, m. 29 Sept. 1659, Mary, d. of Deac. Richard Butler of Hartford, had Samuel, Mary, Hannah, Sarah, Mabel, and David, the last b. 12 Jan. 1678; had good est. and d. Feb. 1690, call. 56 yrs. old. hav. made his will the mo. bef. in wh. the ds. Sarah and Mabel are not nam. perhaps d. SAMUEL, Sudbury, m. 25 Mar. 1663, Hannah, d. of Benjamin Albee of Medfield, I think; but 3 May 1664 m. Lydia Moore, and d. 21 Aug. foll. and his wid. m. 15 June next, James Cutter. 

SAMUEL, Northampton, eldest s. of the sec. Samuel of Springfield, freem. 1683, m. 3 Jan. 1678, Sarah, d. of John Lyman of the same, had nine ch. Sarah, b. 20 Dec. 1678; [[vol. 4, p. 660]] Samuel, 17 May 1682; Dorcas, wh. d. 7 June 1686; John, 9 Aug. 1687; Hannah, 6 Feb. 1689; Stephen; Hezekiah, 22 May, 1695; Dorcas; and Keziah, 21 Jan. 1702; as says the Notice in Geneal. Reg. IV. 357, corrected and enlarged. He d. 29 Nov. 1734, at N. SAMUEL, Westford, of wh. I see nothing exc. that he was f. of Abel, b. a. 1682, over whose corpse, taken from Charles riv. in wh. he was drown. 28 June 1707, the monum. at Cambridge bears the inscript. of his date in the UNIVERSITY, this term being thus early employ. SAMUEL, Wethersfield, s. of the first Samuel of the same, m. 12 May 1686, Rebecca, d. of Moses Crafts; she little older than 15 yrs. at the time, d. 14 Mar. 1711; and he m. Aug. 1723, Abigail, wid. of Samuel Walker, and d. 12 Oct. 1734. His wid. d. 1 Jan. 1740. 

SAMUEL, Sudbury, s. of Edward of the same, m. Mary, d. of Cyprian Stevens, had Mary, b. 10 Feb. 1704; Dorothy, 7 Mar. 1706; Abigail, 19 Feb. 1708; Isabel, 3 Feb. 1710; William, 22 Dec. 1712; beside Cyprian, and Hannah, both earlier; and d. at Rutland, says Barry, 15 Jan. 1740, his w. hav. d. 18 May preced. SAMUEL, Springfield, youngest adult s. of the first Abel of the same, m. 1710, Mary Case of Lebanon, and in 1724 liv. at Norwich. THOMAS, Exeter 1639. 

THOMAS, Wethersfield 1639,. may have been earlier at Watertown, or other Mass. settlem. brot. from Eng. w. and ch. sev. perhaps, had more on this side of the water. For sec. w. by wh. he had no ch. he took Margaret, wid. of John Elson (wh. had been wid. of Hilliard, perhaps Hugh, and had s. Benjamin, Job, and John H.) He was much engag. 1658 in the controv. a. Rev. John Russell; and d. Apr. 1670. Of his ch. Samuel, James, Thomas, Joseph, Lydia, it is very diffic. to make any arrangem. of dates. Chapin, p. 179, adds to these a Mary. The wid. d. 1671; and the d. Lydia d. bef. he came to W. m. Joseph Smith. THOMAS, Wethersfield, s. perhaps eldest, of the preced. freem. 1654, d. 23 Aug. 1683, leav. good est. to ch. Thomas, b. 1 Mar. 1660; Mary, 4 Mar. 1664; Hannah, 10 Mar. 1670; and Lydia, 12 Mar. 1673. Elizabeth b. 17 Feb. 1676 had d. bef. Wh. was his w. is uncert. tho. Chapin gives him Elizabeth d. of Lieut. William Chittenden, yet this may more prob. belong to the succeed. THOMAS, Guilford, m. 16 Jan. 1658, prob. Elizabeth d. of William Chittenden of the same, wh. d. without issue. In 1673, he m. at G. Sarah Benton, had Mary, b. 1674, wh. m. 1698, Gideon Allen; Daniel, 1676, d. at 22 yrs.; Mercy, 1680, wh. m. Thomas Burges; Mehitable, 1684; Abel, 1688, d. young; but aft. his f. wh. d. 6 Dec. 1692; and his wid. d. nineteen days aft. 

WALTER, Andover, m. 26 Feb. 1668, Susanna Johnson, whose f. is unkn. but prob. she was sis. of the same of the many Johnsons in that town, had Christopher, wh. d. 16 Jan. 1673 or 4, and perhaps others. He w. d. 3 June 1684, and he m. 9 Sept. foll. Elizabeth with a surname to be reject. on [[vol. 4, p. 661]] wh. the contribut. of that valua. rec. in Geneal. Reg. III. 67, wrote to me, shortly aft. its publicat. in 1849; "Is not his name, Sadir, a strange one? I could, however, made nothing else out of it, unless I call it Sadie." Resort to conject. would be unjustifiab. as the orig. may be turn. to, but I doubt the first letter more than the last. If some undiscip. eye assail the MS. he may scrutinize each letter, and if the initial seem an S, other letters may turn out adler, or any thing exc. Sadir. 

WILLIAM, Plymouth, came in the Fortune, 1621, had w. Priscilla, but by his will of 16 Sept. 1633, might seem to have no ch. at least to her he gives all. WILLIAM, Sandwich, whose rec. of bur. 2 May 1648 is all that is told of him. WILLIAM, Boston 1670. In 1834 Farmer count. ten gr. of this name at Yale, eight at Harv. four at Dartm. and thirteen at other N. E. coll.

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