A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of new england, showing three generations of those who came before may, 1692, on the basis of farmer's register



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JOHN, Charlestown 1638, prob. had w. Rebecca, and Edward, his s. d. 4 Oct. 1638; as did John, ano. ch. 2 May 1641; on 15 May of next yr. he join. to the ch. and on 18th was adm. freem. perhaps had more ch. was there a householder 1658. JOHN, Newbury, s. of the first Hugh, m. 1 Mar. 1679, Jemima True, had Judith, b. 21 Mar. 1682; Mary, 2 Apr. 1684; Joseph, 8 May 1687; John, 26 Sept. 1690; Abigail, 4 Sept. 1693; Hugh, 8 Jan. 1696; and Elizabeth 6 Sept. 1698; was a sturdy soldier, capt. in Phips's disastrous exped. against Quebec 1690, and more happy, as a major, in defence of Falmouth 1703. See Penhallow, and Willis, II. 8. Two of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and four at other N. E. coll.
MARCHANT. See Merchant.
MARDEN, RICHARD, New Haven 1646, took o. of fidel. next yr. and soon rem.
MARE, JOHN, Salem, m. 18 July 1682, Joanna Brunson, but I kn. no more of either bef. or aft.
MARGERUM, or MARGORUM, RICHARD, Salem 1655, was not, perhaps, a perman. inhab. See Essex Inst. Hist. Coll. I. 67.
MARGESON, EDWARD, a single man, came in the Mayflower, as one of the passeng. to Plymouth, Dec. 1620, d. early in 1621.
MARGIN, RICHARD, Dover 1659, m. at Andover, 21 May 1660, Rebecca, prob. d. of William Holdridge of Haverhill.
MARINER, JAMES, Falmouth 1686, by Willis, I. 212, was suppos. to have come from Dover, prob. had ch. at F. wh. in his age he left there, and was of Boston 1731, aged 80. [[vol. 3, p. 152]]
MARION, BENJAMIN, one of Gallup's comp. in the sad expedit. against Quebec, 1690. ISAAC, Boston, s. of the first John of the same, by w. Phebe had Mary, b. 4 Dec. 1682. JOHN, Watertown, cordwainer, m. Sarah, d. of John Eddy, was freem. 1652, had Mary, bur. 24 Jan. 1642, aged 2 mos.; John, b. 12 May 1643, d. in 3 days; Isaac, 20 Jan. 1653; Samuel, 1655; rem. to Boston, was selectman 1693, and d. 7 Jan. 1705, aged 86. JOHN, Cambridge, prob. s. of the preced. rem. to Boston, m. Ann, d. of John Harrison, had John, b. 30 May 1683, d. soon; John, again, 17 Aug. 1684, d. young; Joseph, 10 Aug. 1686; John, 29 Aug. 1687, d. soon; and John, again, 28 June 1689; freem. 1679; was deac. selectman 1698, and of ar. co. 1691.
SAMUEL, Boston, s. of the first John, but of him I learn from Sewall in his Diary, of the sad manner of d. of his w. Hannah 4 Apr. 1688; and from the rec. that by her he had John, b. 25 Dec. 1681; Hannah, 23 June 1685; and Mary, 18 June 1687. He m. a sec. w. Mary, and had Samuel, 8 June 1689; Catharine, 15 Sept. 1690; Edward, 2 Dec. 1692; Isaac, 8 Mar. 1694; Elizabeth 21 Nov. 1695; Joseph, 18 Dec. 1698, prob. d. young; Joanna, 10 May 1701; John, 5 Apr. 1703; and Joseph, again, 22 July 1705. It is sometimes spell. Merion.
MARK, or MARKS, JOHN, or other name begin. with J. of Middleborough, d. July 1675, of a wound by the Ind. Hubbard's Ind. Wars, 133. PATRICK, Charlestown 1677, by w. Sarah had Mary, bapt. 20 Jan. 1689, aged 18, the mo. hav. been adm. to that rite 10 Apr. 1687, aged a. 50. ROGER, Andover, a soldier of maj. Appleton's comp. wound. by the Ind. at the gr. fight 19 Dec. 1676 (Hubbard, 84), lost his w. Sarah 22 Dec. 1690, by smallpox.
MARKHAM, DANIEL, Cambridge, m. 3 Nov. 1669, Elizabeth d. of Francis Whitmore, had James, b. 16 Mar. 1675, perhaps freem. 1674, rem. to Middletown and m. Patience, d. of William Harris. JAMES, Cambridge, s. of Daniel, m. 14 Oct. 1700 (but Parsons, in Geneal. Reg. XIV. 67, says 1699), Elizabeth youngest ch. of the first William Locke, rem. to Middletown, had James, b. 22 Nov. 1701; Elizabeth 18 Jan. 1704; William, 28 Jan. 1706; John, 28 Dec. 1708; Mary, 14 May 1710; Abigail, 22 July 1712; Martha, 18 June 1714; Hannah, 6 Sept. 1716; and Nathaniel, 27 Feb. 1719; and d. 8 June 1731. His wid. d. 25 (but Parsons, appeal. to tbe testimo. of the gr.stone, says 17) Sept. 1753. JEREMIAH, Dover 1659.
NATHANIEL, Watertown, freem. 1682, was, perhaps, f. of that Nathaniel of Charlestown, whose d. 26 Sept. 1673, is noted by Farmer. WILLIAM, Hadley, of the first sett. but bef. that had William, wh. was k. by the Ind. with capt. Beers at Northfield, 4 Sept. 1675, and ds. Priscilla and Lydia; at H. had John, b. 1661, d. at less than 3 yrs.; and Mercy, 1663, d. young; was freem. 1661, in 1681, 15 Oct. sw. he was in 60th yr. and d. a. 1689. Priscilla m. a. 1675, [[vol. 3, p. 153]] Thomas Hale; Lydia m. 1682, Timothy Eastman, and her descend. nam Smith, non enjoy the ancient homestead of Markham, wh. had much est. from Nathaniel Ward of H. wh. he call. uncle. Of this name the writing is sometimes Marcum and Marcam.
MARLO, MORLEY, or MARLOW, EDWARD, Hartford 1667. THOMAS, Westfield, m. 8 Dec. 1681, Martha, d. of the first Abel Wright, had Martha, b. 7 Sept. 1682; Thomas, 14 Sept. 1684; Mary, 30 Oct. 1686; Abel, 18 Jan. 1689; Elizabeth 23 June 1691; Thankful, 28 Feb. 1693; Mary, again, 14 Nov. 1695; John, 1 May 1699; and Ebenezer, 22 Mar. 1701. The fam. may be still at W. but the name long since bec. Morley. WILLIAM, a soldier under capt. Turner in Mar. 1676.
MARRETT, AMOS, Cambridge, s. of John of the same, m. 12 Nov. 1681, Bethia Longhorn, wh. d. 20 Nov. 1730, in 70th yr. had Amos, and, perhaps, others; and he m. 22 Nov. 1732, Ruth Dunster, prob. a wid. d. 17 Nov. 1739. He was lieut. and his s. Amos m. 21 Sept. 1732, Mary Dunster, perhaps d. of her, who a few wks. aft. m. the f. JOHN, Cambridge, s. of Thomas of the same, was brot. by his f. from Eng. when 5 yrs. old, m. 20 June 1654, Abigail Richardson, had Thomas, b. 15 Dec. 1655; John, 13 Dec. 1656, wh. d. 7 Mar. 1658; Amos, 25 Feb. 1658; Susanna, 19 Jan. 1660; John, again, 29 Jan. 1662, d. late next yr.; John, again, bapt. 6 June 1664; and Abigail, 19 Aug. 1666, as by Mitchell's Reg. compar. with Harris, is made out; beside Hannah, 17 Aug. 1668, d. soon; Edward, 2 Aug. 1670; Mary, 7 Mar. 1672; and Lydia, 22 Feb. 1674; was freem. 1665, own. est. at Watertown, as early as 1642. Mary m. 10 Dec. 1702, Joseph Hovey, wh. d. at Cambridge, giv. her by will of 28 June 1735, all his prop. and bec sec. w. 27 Jan. 1737, of Nathaniel Parker of Newton; and Abigail m. 27 Apr. 1687, Timothy Rice. NICHOLS, or NICHOLAS, Salem 1636, was of Marblehead 1648, says Coffin, and b. 1613.
THOMAS, Cambridge 1635, freem. 3 Mar. 1636, brot. with him from Eng. s. John, bef. ment.; Susanna; Thomas; and Abigail; beside w. Susanna; and had, also, Hannah, wh. may have been b. at Cambridge, and d. unm. 9 Dec. 1668; and he d. 3 June 1664, aged 75. His will of 15 Oct. preced. ment. his aged w. four liv. ch. (being all, exc. Susanna, wh. had m. George Barstow, and d. not long aft. him) beside ch. of George Barstow, dec. other gr.ch. Lydia, Amos, John, and Jeremiah Fisher; also Thomas, Amos, Susanna, and John Marrett, wh. all appear to me ch. of John. Abigail had m. 17 Nov. 1641, Daniel Fisher of Dedham. The wid. d. 23 Feb. 1665. His name in Col. Rec. is Marryott; but in the town rec. slightly chang. at any time from this adopt. here, wh. is the uniform spell. of the ch. rec. THOMAS, New London 1666, may have been s. of the preced. [[vol. 3, p. 154]]
MARRIOTT, JOHN, Marblehead 1674.
MARSH, ALEXANDER, Braintree, was freem. 1654, m. 19 Dec. 1655, I judge, Mary, d. of Gregory Belcher, was rep. under new chart. 1692; d. 7 Mar. 1698, aged a. 70 says gr.stone. His win of 19 Mar. 1697, pro. 31 Mar. 1698, ment. w. Bathsheba, s. John, ds. Rachel, Phebe, Ann, w. of Samuel French, beside gr.d. Mary French, s.-in-law Dependence French, and Samuel Bass. His s. John was then a minor, and f. I believe, of John, H. C. 1726. His wid. d. 8 Jan. 1723, aged a. 82, says the gr.stone at Dorchester. DANIEL, Hadley, s. of John of the same, m. 1676, Hannah, wid. of Samuel Crow, d. of William Lewis of Farmington; was freem. 1690, rep. under the new chart. in 1692, and oft. aft. d. 1725, aged 72. He had ch. but their respective names and dates are not given to me, other than of Joseph, H. C. 1705, wh. was min. of Braintree, and d. 8 Mar. 1726, and had Joseph, H. C. 1728, yet I find that Elisha, H. C. 1738, first min. of Westminster, and Perez, H. C. 1748, a physician of Dalton, were also his gr.ch. EPHRAIM, Hingham, s. of Thomas, m. Jan. 1682, Elizabeth Lincoln.
EZEKIEL, Salem, s. of John of the same, sign. petitn. against imposts 1668. GEORGE, Hingham 1635, freem. 3 Mar. 1636, d. 2 July 1647, w. Elizabeth surv. His will, made tbe same day, provides for her, s. Thomas and Onesiphorus, ds. Elizabeth Turner, and Mary Page. Rev. John, of Wethersfield, H. C. 1761, S. T. D. was a descend. JOHN, Charlestown 1638, d. 1 Jan. 1666, in his will made that day, names w. Ann, and her gr.ch. Sarah Bicknor, s. Theophilus, and his s. John, d. Frances Buck, and her childr. JOHN, Salem, had gr. of ld. 1637, but tho. I find neither his nor his wife's name in Felt's valua. list of early ch. memb. yet I doubt not that he came in the Mary and John, 1634; and at S. his ch. bapt. were Zechary, 30 Apr. 1637; John, 9 May 1639; Ruth, 5 May 1641; Elizabeth 13 Sept. 1646; Ezekiel, 29 Oct. 1648; Bethia, 1 Sept. 1650; Samuel, 2 Oct. 1652; Susanna, b. one says, 23, but bapt. I think, 7 May 1654; Mary, 14 Sept. 1656; Jacob, b. 6 Aug. 1658, bapt. 10 Apr. 1669; and a d. 12 June 1664, whose name is not found. His will, of 20 Mar. 1674, pro. 26 Nov. foll. names w. Susanna, s. Zechary, Samuel, Jacob, Ezekiel, Benjamin, and d. Bethia. JOHN, Salem, prob. s. of the preced. m. 20 Mar. 1662, Sarah Young, d. perhaps of Christopher; had Sarah, b. 1 Dec. of unkn. yr.; and Ruth, Aug. 1668, and in the same mo. he d. at Barbados. On 2 Dec. 1669, his wid. took admin.
JOHN, Hartford 1636, m. Ann, d. of Gov. John Webster, with him rem. 1659 or 60 to Hadley; but bef. rem. had Joseph, bapt. 24 Jan. 1647, Isaac, for Mr. Porter assures me, that in l. 3 of p. 197 of Geneal. Reg. XII, Boltwood, usual. so accur. is wrong, 15 July 1649; John, Samuel, Jonathan, Daniel, Hannah, and Grace. His w. d. 9 June 1662, and he m. 1664, Hepzibah, wid. of Richard Lyman of Northampton, d. of Thomas Ford, and rem. to N. and had Lydia. He d. 1688. Grace m. 16 Jan. 1672, Timothy Baker. By will, 1676, of his br. Joseph at Braintree, Co. Essex, est. was giv. to these ch. and obt. by suit at law, so that I presume he came from that part of Eng.
JOHN, Hartford, eldest s. of the preced. m. 1666, Sarah, [[vol. 3, p. 155]] d. of Richard Lyman, and of the w. of his f. had John, b. 1668, and other ch. freem. 1670, d. 1727. JOHN, Boston 1672. JONATHAN, Milford 1649, rem. to Norwalk, one of the first sett. 1656, but not nam. aft. 1659, nor do we kn. whether he had w. or ch. JONATHAN, Hadley, br. of Daniel, m. 1676, Dorcas, wid. of Azariah Dickinson, had Jonathan, H. C. 1705, wh. bec. min. of Windsor; was freem. 1690, rep. 1701, d. 1730, aged 80.
ONESIPHORUS, Hingham, s. of George, m. 6 Jan. 1655, Hannah Cutter, had ONESIPHORUS, b. 5 Nov. foll.; Hannah, 28 June 1657, was freem. 1672, and of Haverhill, I think, in 1690, at least of the same name one had there so call. his s. SAMUEL, New Haven, had Mary, b. 1648; Samuel, 12 Feb. 1650; Comfort, 22 Aug. 1652; all bapt. 20 Mar. 1653; Hannah, b. 22 July 1655, bapt. next mo. but not on the day ment. in the ch. rec.; Elizabeth 27 Dec. 1657, bapt. Feb. foll. on a day not truly giv. in ch. rec.; John, 2 May 1661, bapt. next Sunday, prob. for the careless ch. rec. gives a false date; Joseph, 1 Apr. 1663; and prob. rem.
SAMUEL, Hatfield, br. of Daniel, m. 1667, Mary Allison; was freem. 1690, rep. 1705 and 6, d. 1728, leav. sev. ch. SAMUEL, Salem, s. of John, m. 14 Aug. 1679, Priscilla Tompkins, youngest ch. of John, had Susanna, b. 12 May 1680; John, 1 Sept. 1681; Thomas, 18 Sept. 1683; Sarah, 18 July 1685; and Margaret, 8 Apr. 1688. THOMAS, Hingham, s. of George, b. in Eng. m. 22 Mar. 1649, Sarah, d. of John Beal, and d. 2 Aug. 1658, leav. four ch. nam. in his will, Thomas; Sarah; Ephraim, b. 11 July 1656; and Mary, 22 Feb. 1658. His s. John, b. 20 Feb. 1654, prob. d. young. His wid. m. 1 Sept. 1662, Edmund Sheffield of Braintree.
ZECHARY, Salem, s. of John of the same, m. 15 Aug. 1664, Mary Silsbee, d. of Henry, had John, b. 26 Sept. 1665; Mary, 8 Dec. 1666; Zechariah; Elizabeth; Jonathan, 14 Apr. 1672; and Ebenezer, 28 May 1674; was freem. 1680. Ten of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. eleven at Yale, eleven at Dart. and six at other N. E. coll.
MARSHALL, BENJAMIN, Ipswich, s. of the first Edmund, m. 1677, Prudence Woodward, had Edmund, Ezekiel, John, and four ds. d. 1716. CHRISTOPHER, Boston 1634, single man on join. the ch. late in Aug. of that yr. freem. 6 May 1633, was of Cotton's party in the great schism of 1637, but not disarm. as a dangerous heretic, so that he was, perhaps, a student of divinity, and certain. m. here, for his d. Ann was bapt. 13 May 1638, at our ch. adhered to Wheelwright at Exeter, and, with him, had dism. Jan. 1639, from our ch. prob. went home in 1640 or 1, and may be that man wh. Calamy says was partly educ. by our Rev. John Cotton, min. of Woodkirk, in Yorksh. and d. Feb. 1673, aged 59. DAVID, Windsor, s. of capt. Samuel, m. 9 Dec. 1686, Abigail Phelps, d. prob. of Samuel, had Abigail, b. 9 Jan. 1687; Hannah, 8 Dec. 1689; and David, 14 Apr. 1692, wh. d. at 33 yrs.
EDMUND, Salem 1636, had there perhaps by w. Milicent, bapt. Naomi, 24 Jan. 1637; Ann, 15 Apr. 1638; Ruth, 3 May 1640; Sarah, 29 May 1642; Edmund, 16 June 1644; and Benjamin, b. 18, bapt. 27 Sept. 1646; was freem. 17 May 1637, liv. a. 1657, short time, at Gloucester, and rem. either to Ipswich or Newbury. EDMUND, Newbury, a shipwright, perhaps s. of the preced. had Edmund, b. 5 Oct. 1677; and [[vol. 3, p. 156]] John, 7 July 1682; but may have had older ch. bef. liv. at N. and possib. rem. to Suffield, there had Martha, 1685; and Elizabeth 1689; for certain it is, that one of the name there liv. and d. by his will, made in 1721, tho. not pro. until a long time aft. ment. these ch. with others, John, Benjamin, Mary, and Abigail. EDWARD, Warwick, by w. Mary had Edward, b. 10 Apr. 1658; John, 12 May 1660; Thomas, 1 Mar. 1663; Mary, 1 July 1666; Charles, 28 June 1668; and Martha, 16 Mar. 1670.
EDWARD, Reading, by Mr. Eaton numb. among early sett. may be the same who was freem. at Malden, 1690. ELIAKIM, Boston, s. of Thomas the shoemaker, rem. to Stratford, and in 1665, sold his est. in B. but came back in few yrs. was of Lothrop's comp. in Philip's war, and k. at Bloody brook, 18 Sept. 1675. ELIAKIM, Windsor, fi. of capt. Samuel, m. 23 Aug. 1704, Sarah Liet of Guilford, if that be correct name in Stiles, 1693, had Dorothy, b. 1 Oct. 1705; Sarah, 27 June 1709, prob. d. soon; Sarah, again, 29 Jan. 1711; Mary, 14.Mar. 1715; and Eliakim, 15 July 1720, d. in few days. FRANCIS, Boston, master mariner, came in the Christian from London, 1635, aged 30, was liv. in 1659. JAMES, Windsor 1640, was from Exeter, in Devon, did not long cont. and, per haps, was the man, expect. in vain, to sett. at New Haven 1643, where his est. was val. at £1,000, his fam. of five heads, and his lot, transf. to Richard Mansfield. He sold his W. est. and may be that "rich merch." referred to in Winthrop I. 150. JOEL, Hartford 1682, perhaps s. of Thomas of the same.
JOHN, Duxbury, had been of Leahorn, in Co. Kent, s. and heir of Sybil Marshall, by wh. descript. in Nov. 1631, he enters into contr. of m. with Mary, eldest d. of Rev. Ralph Partridge of Sutton, near Dover, to wh. and his br. Jervase P. citizen and cordwainer of Lond. as trust. he made convey. of est. in Co. Kent, as jointure of his w. if she outliv. him. This instr. with a bond in the penal sum of £200 to secure, &c. are rec. in Vol. III. of our Suf'k. Reg. of Deeds; but it is curious, that these docum. were not rec. here bef. Jan. 1661, some yrs. aft. a. of the Rev. Ralph, wh. in his will notices Robert and John, s. of his d. Mary M. JOHN, Providence 1639. JOHN, Boston, came, perhaps, in the Hopewell, capt. Babb, from London 1635, aged 14, by w. Sarah had John, b. 10 Dec. 1645; Thomas, 11 May 1656; Benjamin, 15 Feb. 1661; and Christopher, 18 Aug. 1664. JOHN, Billerica 1659, freem. 1683, had John, wh. was prob. the freem. at Billerica 1690.
JOHN, Boston, a mariner from Barnstaple, Co. Devon, d. 1662; and his br. Thomas of Alwington, in Devon, took admin. of his est. in Eng. and in 1670, claim. and obt. the assets from John Sweete, who was admor. here. JOHN, Boston, call. ?a Scottishman,? by w. Ruth had James, b. 29 Sept. 1659; Mary, b. 2 Jan. 1661; John, 2 Oct. 1664 (who was a mason of Braintree, kept that valua. Diary, formerly quoted oft. by Dr. T. M. Harris, [[vol. 3, p. 157]] who procured it for the Hist. Soc. as Fairfield's); Thomas, 6 Feb. 1666; Samuel, 14 July 1669; and Joseph, 14 Apr. 1672; was prob. the freem. of 1671, and d. Nov. 1672. His wid. Ruth m. Daniel Fairfield. JOHN, Braintree, s. of the preced. m. 12 May 1690, Mary, wid. of Jonathan Mills, d. of Edmund Sheffield, had Deborah. In the Diary, sub. 25 Dec. 1700, John writes "br. Thomas came to Boston to visit, aft. being abs. 17 yrs. and 1/2, tarried three wks. and ret." Whence he came for this visit to his nat. town, must be inq. but can hard. be answ.
JOHN, Greenwich 1672. JOHN, Boston 1681-4, had an office under the Col. governm. with salary of £13. a yr. may have been freem. 1690, and d. 1694. JOHN, Windsor, youngest s. of capt. Samuel, by w. Abigail, wh. d. 29 Feb. 1698, had Abigail, b. 10 Dec. 1693, wh. d. in few wks.; and Hannah, 16 Apr. 1695. NOAH, Northampton, d. 15 Dec. 1691. PETER, Newbury, with prefix of respect, by w. Abigail had Thomas, b. 1 July 1689; and Ruth, 31 Dec. 1690; perhaps rem. to Boston. RICHARD, Taunton, m. 11 Feb. 1676, Esther Bell. ROBERT, Salem 1637, perhaps soon rem. to New Hampsh. as one of the name d. there in 1663. ROBERT, Plymouth, s. of John, gr.s. of Rev. Ralph Partridge, m. 1659, Mary, d. of John Barnes, had John; Robert, b. 15 Aug. 1663; and, perhaps, more.
ROBERT, Boston 1668, merch. may be the same as the preced. or not. SAMUEL, Windsor, s. of Thomas the shoemaker of Boston, b. in Eng. was a tanner, by Stiles, in Hist. 692, made to own lot a dozen yrs. too early, and rep. in 1637, magistr. in 1638, when he never gain. either of those honors. Thomas was mistak. for this Samuel, wh. m. 6 May 1652, Mary, only ch. of David Wilton, not Wilson, as Geneal. Reg. V. 229 prints the name, had Samuel, b. 27 May 1653; Lydia, 13 Feb. 1656; Thomas, 23 Apr. 1659, d. soon; David, 24 July 1661; Thomas, again, 18 Feb. 1664; Mary, 8 May 1667, a. at nine yrs.; Eliakim, 10 July 1669; John, 10 Apr. 1672; and Elizabeth 27 Sept. 1674. He was freem. 1654, and in the war against Philip had short but most honor. serv. On 30 Nov. he was made a capt. in place of Benjamin Newbury, who was disabled, for the project. winter campaign, and on 19 Dec. 1675, in the great swamp fight, the hardest ever kn. in N. E. he was k. with many of the men under him His wid. d. 25 Aug. 1683. Lydia m. 24 Sept. 1676, Joseph Hawley of Northampton, where the oldest s. liv. while the others cont. at W. SAMUEL, Barnstable, by w. Sarah had Sarah, wh. d. 2 Aug. 1690, and f. and mo. had d. the mo. preced.
SAMUEL, Charlestown, freem. 1690, says the rec. but Budington has not giv. his name among ch. memb. SAMUEL, Northampton, oldest s. of the brave capt. Samuel, m. 1675, Rebecca, d. of capt. Benjamin Newbury of Windsor, had Mary, b. 1676, d. soon; Samuel, 1679; Abigail, 1682; Sarah, 1685; Preserved, 1691; [[vol. 3, p. 158]] Lydia; and Mercy; was freem. 1690. SAMUEL, Boston 1681 had w. Ruth, freem. 1691. THOMAS, Dorchester 1634, freem. 6 May 1635, rem. it is thot. to Windsor; was rep. in Mar. and Apr. 1638; but no more is kn. with certainty. In Stiles, Hist. 698, he is said to m. 2 Mar. 1637, Mary Drake, wh. may have been d. of the first John; and we might suppose, from the same line, the same man m. 10 May 1660, Bethia Parsons, but the darkness is palpable, upon the same page, where he teach. that Thomas Maskell m. that day that same woman; and great distrust springs up, when we see him, p. 735, give the same woman, the same day, to Thomas Haskell.
THOMAS, Boston, shoemaker, or ferryman, or both, call. widower on adm. to the ch. 31 Aug. 1634; freem. 4 Mar. 1635, had brot. from Eng. prob. s. Thomas and Samuel, ds. Sarah and Frances; and here by sec. w. Alice had Eliakim, b. 1 Mar. 1637, yet not bapt. until 15 Apr. 1638, no doubt on acco. of the antinom. quarrel in the ch. for acting with the major part of wh. in support of Wheelwright, he was requir. in Nov. 1637 to surrender his arms; but like most of the rest, thus abused, regain. high esteem, was selectman 1647-58, deac. and rep. 1650, and d. perhaps 1663. Frances m. 16 July 1652, Joseph Howe; and Sarah m. James Penniman. Great indulgence must be granted to investigat. a. this name, for ano.
THOMAS, Boston 1643, a tailor, adm. of the ch. 17 Feb. 1644, had Thomas, bapt. 7 Jan. 1644, 5 days old; freem. in May of same yr. prob. and in June foll. was excom. I think he went to New Haven, aft. recov. in 1646, the favor of his former fellow-worshippers. THOMAS, Reading, came, prob. in the James from London 1635, aged 22, had Hannah, b. 7 June 1640; Samuel, 1 Sept. 1643, d. in one wk.; Abigail; Sarah, d. young; Thomas and Rebecca, tw. 20 Feb. 1648; Elizabeth; Sarah, again, 14 Feb. 1655; was freem. 1653, a lieut. and aft. very long deliberat. by me, is thot. to be that man of Lynn, always call. capt. who there had Joanna, 14 Sept. 1657; John, 14 Feb. 1660; Ruth, 14 Aug. 1662; and Mary, 25 May 1665; was of ar. co. 1640, and, perhaps, freem. 4 June 1641; certain. rep. 1659, 60, 3, 4, 7, and 8; d. 23 Dec. 1689; and his wid. Rebecca d. Aug. 1693. Hannah m. at Lynn, 17 June 1659, John Lewis; Sarah m. 15 July 1674, Ebenezer Stocker; and Mary m. 7 Apr. 1685, Edward Baker. Lewis seems to me, to have confus. f. and s. and to have misled Farmer. See p. 92 of Lewis, Ed. 2d. But for what John Dunton, in Life and Errors, says of this capt. hav. been one of Cromwell's soldiers, I am compell. to suspect, that the author mistook his jolly host, or that the veteran designedly impos. on him. THOMAS, Salem 1657. THOMAS, Middletown 1669, then offered as freem. may have had Thomas, Joel, and Mary, wh. m. 27 July 1665, John Cutlin, but it is not certain.
THOMAS, d. at Northampton, [[vol. 3, p. 159]] 3 June 1663, but we are sure he was only a casual visitor. THOMAS, Andover, ought to have more told of him than is found in Farmer, that he d. Jan. 1708, almost 100 yrs. old, and that Joanna d. there in May foll. aged a 100. Perhaps it was his d. Mary wh. m. 6 July 1659, Robert Russell. THOMAS, Charlestown 1684, who gains this place, as does he of Salem 1637, on authority of Barry.
THOMAS, Hartford, had sis. Mary, wh. m. John Catlin, but who was their f. is not ascert. He had Mary, b. 10 May 1670; John, 24 Feb. 1672; William, 21 Apr. 1674; Thomas, 3 Oct. 1676; Elizabeth 23 Oct. 1678; Sarah, 27 Mar. 1681; and Benjamin, 22 Feb. 1684; and d. 1692. His s. Thomas, a mariner, m. aft. the date of his will, 15 Feb. 1697, Mary Chantrel of Boston, spinster, and she had it pro. 19 Sept. 1700, as his wid. in wh. he gave memo. to his sis. Elizabeth spinster, and bro. Benjamin, and uncle John Catlin, all of Hartford, as he also styles hims. but all resid. to his beloved fr. M. C. THOMAS, Windsor, s. of capt. Samuel, m. 3 Mar. 1686, Mary Drake, d. prob. of John of the same, had Thomas, b. 14 Jan. 1687, d. young; Mary, 21 Feb. 1689; Samuel, 23 July 1691; Thomas, 6 Feb. 169-4; Rachel, 12 Apr. 1696; Catharine, 11 Apr. 1699; John, 3 Apr. 1701; Noah, 24 Apr. 1703, d. young; Daniel, 1705; Benjamin, 8 Aug. 1707, d. in few mos.; and Eunice, 3 May 1709.
WILLIAM, Salem 1638, had then, says Felt, gr. of ld. He prob. came in the Abigail, 1636, from London, aged 40. WILLIAM, Charlestown, m. 8 Apr. 1666, Mary. d. of William Hilton, wh. d. 13 July 1678, aged a. 33, had William, and Mary, bapt. 4 Feb. 1672, she hav. join. the ch. a few days bef.; John, 20 Apr. 1673; Edward, 16 Apr. 1676; and; by sec. w. Lydia had Samuel, bapt. 31 Aug. 1684; Hannah, 25 Sept. 1687. Twelve of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at N. E. coll. half of them at Harv. three at Yale, and two at Dart.
MARSHCROFT, MASHCROFT, or MASCROFT, DANIEL, Roxbury, m. 23 May 1665, Mary, d. of John Gorton, prob. liv. in some other place, there had Elizabeth until d. of the f. of his u. aft. wh. I find in the rec. of R. Hannah, b. 6 May 1677; but perhaps he rem. again to some neighb. town, and had Samuel, brot. to bapt. with Mehitable, 3 Feb. 1684, when we see in rec. of b. only that of the d. 28 Feb. bef. He had also Mary, whose b. is not kn. but she d. 8 June 1688; and he d. perhaps bef. mid. age, and his w;a. d. 30 June 1703. Elizabeth m. at R. 18 Mar. 1700, Samuel Spencer; and Hannah m. 16 July 1701, Samuel Frost. But both the hs. were, I suppose, of ano. town.
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