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, Portsmouth, R. I. 1655, was, perhaps, of Westerly in 1669. JOHN, Watertown, an early sett. perhaps elder br. of Hugh, was a capt. d. 10 Oct. 1678, in 73d yr. by the gr.stone. JOHN, Dedham, s. of the first Robert, m. 5 May 1651, Mary, d. prob. of John Eaton, had Hannah, bapt. 15 July 1655; John, 23 Aug. 1657; and ano. d. 25 Aug. 1661. JOHN, Salem, bricklayer, 1661, may be he wh. m. at Charlestown 30 Jan. 1659, Ann Colliham. JOHN, Concord, wh. d. 10 Mar. 1667, had m. 11 Dec. 1662, Hannah Ramsden, and his ch. were John, b. 14 May 1664, and Hannah. JOHN, Norwich, s. of famous major John, freem. 1671, rep. 1672 and 4, in Philip's war was a capt. had bef. been a merch. dangerous. wound. in the great Narragansett fight, 19 Dec 1675, chos. an Assist. in May 1676, but 18 Sept. foll. d. of his wounds, leav. wid. Abigail, prob. d. of Rev. James Fitch, and ch. John, and Ann. John, the s. furnish. to Prince the Hist. of the Pequot war in MS. by his gr.f.
JOHN, Dorchester, a tanner, was s. of Sampson, m. Content, d. of John Wales, d. 18 Mar. 1683, aged 26, says the inscript. on his gr.stone; he was brot. up by John Gornell, and had part of his est. JOHN, Hartford, d. 19 Feb. 1698, leav. good est. for these ch. Mary, then aged 20; Hannah, 17; John, 13; Joseph, 10; Abigail, 7; Jonathan, 4; and Lydia, 1. JOHN, Boston, merch. came a 1678, from London, m. Sarah, d. of Robert Pepper, had Sarah, b. 25 Aug. 1681; Susanna, 19 Mar. 1687; Samuel, 31 July 1689; Jonathan, 4 Jan. 1692; Abigail, 12 Apr. 1693; Benjamin, 23 Dec. 1695; and John, 1 Nov. 1697. He d. betw. 12 July 1698, the date, and 29 Sept. foll. when pro. of his will was made. His s. Benjamin is counted the progenit. of the late Hon. Jonathan of U. S. senate. Ano. JOHN, of Boston had w. Prudence, and ch. a few yrs. later. JOHN, Cambridge vill. now Newton, s. of Hugh of Watertown, freem. 1690, was a lieut. selectman, by w. Elizabeth eldest d. of lieut. John Hammond, had John, b. 22 Jan. 1677; Elizabeth 10 Nov. 1678; Abigail, 16 Dec. 1679; Samuel, 22 Jan. 1690; Hannah, 26 Jan. 1696; and Daniel, 10 Nov. 1698; w. d. 1714, and he d. a. 1720. JOSEPH, Portsmouth, in 1667, convey. his est. to br. Robert of Sulham, Co. Berks, in tr. for his three ds. Prob. he had been of Hampton 20 yrs. earlier.
JOSEPH, Watertown, s. of Hugh, m. 5 Feb. 1684, Mary, d. of John Fiske, had Mary, b. 2 May 1685; Esther, 8 July 1686; Joseph, 2 Oct. 1688; and Sarah, 17 Nov. 1691; was freem. 1690, and d. 22 July 1702. His wid. d. 6 Jan. 1725. NICHOLAS, Saybrook 1648, may be thot. f. of that NICHOLAS, wh. m. at S. [[vol. 3, p. 169]] 11 May 1686, Mary, d. prob. of William Dudley. One Nicholas, perhaps from the E. was at Northampton, a soldier, 1676, in capt. Turner's comp. NOAH, Rehoboth 1675, was, perhaps, s. of Sampson. His w. Martha d. 6 Feb. 1676, and he m. at Taunton, 6 Dec. 1677, Sarah Fitch, had Noah, b. 17 Dec. 1678; John, 28 Nov. 1680; Mary, 12 Dec. 1682.
RALPH, Boston, came in the Abigail, from London, 1635, was a joiner of Southwark, aged 35; with w. Ann, 35, the age perhaps careless. insert. and ch. Richard, 5; Samuel, 3; and Susan, 1; had here Zuriel, b. 11 Apr. 1637; John, 15 Oct. 1640; Jacob, 12 Apr. 1644; and Hannah, 23 Dec. 1647. But his will of 11 Jan. 1673, pro. 23 Jan. 1679, names only aged w. and the ch. Richard, Samuel, Susanna, John, and Jacob. Susanna m. 14 Dec. 1659, William Norton. RICHARD, Boston, prob. s. of the preced. m. 20 Nov. 1660, Sarah, d. of Henry Messenger, had Sarah, b. 3 Sept. 1661; Jacob, 17 Oct. 1662; Simeon, 23 Mar. 1664; and John, 9 Mar. 1671. ROBERT, Roxbury, where his w. d. Apr. 1637, rem. to Dedham, there d. 15 Oct. 1667. His s. John, Robert, and Thomas, who may all have been b. in Eng. had admin. of his est.
ROBERT, Boston, by w. Sarah, d. of Robert Reynolds, had Robert; Sarah, b. 20 Aug. 1657; Nathaniel, 23 Dec. 1659; Philip, 16 July 1662; and Elizabeth 29 July 1669. He was freem. 1673. ROBERT, Medfield 1664, s. of Robert of Dedham, m. Abigail, d. prob. of John Eaton. ROBERT, Portsmouth, gr.s. of the patentee, nam. by the king, a couns. of the Prov. in 1680, d. 1688, leav. s. John Tufton M. and Robert Tufton M. to keep up the righteous but useless claim. ROBERT, Roxbury, m. 18 Nov. 1680 or 2, Elizabeth Chandler, wh. d. 1688, had Robert, b. 12, bapt. 20 Jan. 1684; Elizabeth wh. d. 1686; and John, bapt. 3 July 1687, d. in few days. ROGER, Hartford 1670, then propound. for freem. SAMPSON, Dorchester 1651, shoemaker, had prob. Sampson, wh. serv. in Philip's war; and John, b. a 1656; was of Reboboth 1657, Swaosey 10 yrs. later; a Bapt. wh. aft. his rem. permit. his s. John to be over. for bapt. 23 Sept. 1660, by John Gornel, tho. hims. was in his judgm. oppos. to that ordin. admin. to childr. and he liv. to Sept. 1676. See Bliss, 48.
Of this man, Benedict, in Hist. I. 427, speaks, I believe, tho. he calls him Samuel, when he relates, that he was soldier on the Parl. side, in the great civil war, in the army bec. a Bapt. and here was one of the chief founders with Myles, of the ch. at Swansey, the first in Mass. He had, perhaps, s. Samuel, inhab. of Rehoboth many yrs. later, and others, as Sampson, Joseph, and Noah. SAMUEL, Boston, s. of Ralph, b. in Eng. m. 29 May 1662, Mary, d. of John Holman of Dorchester, had Mary, b. 19 Apr. 1663; Ann, 4 July 1665; Thomas, 6 Dec. 1668; Samuel, 18 Apr. 1671; John, 29 Jan. 1674; and Joseph, 24 Nov. 1678. He was freem. 1669. SAMUEL, Stonington, [[vol. 3, p. 170]] s. of major John, had w. Elizabeth and ch. Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth and Harriet; was lieut. in 1673; Assist. in 1683. For the name of the last d. suspicion was felt, and the fam. geneal. supplies one, Hannah, more consist. with our fathers? precision. Yet even the dilig. of Chancellor Walworth could not find the name of the first w. that bore him John, 19 Aug. 1676; Ann; and Sarah; nor give dates to the ds. The sec. w. Elizabeth Peck of Rehoboth, whose f. I seek in vain, m. 4 July 1694, had Samuel, 26 Aug. 1695, d. young; Elizabeth 6 May 1697; and Hannah, 14 Apr. 1699. He d. 30 Mar. 1705, and his wid. m. Gershom Palmer.
SAMUEL, Hingham, m. June 1670, Judith Smith. SAMUEL, Rehoboth, s. prob. of Sampson, m. 2 Mar. 1682, Elizabeth Miller, had Samuel, b. 9 June 1683. STEPHEN, one of the first couns. nam. in the new chart. wh. William and Mary allow. Increase Mather to fill, was a merch. of London, prompt in friendship for us, tho. he never came to N. E. yet Hutch. II. 15, supposes him "from mere respect and gratitude" to be insert. At the first elect. our people were not prevented by respect and gratitude from leav. him out, as they did sev. others of the creatures of Mather. One Stephen, however, is put into Whitman's list of ar. co. 1686, but I doubt the correctn. THOMAS, Watertown 1637, perhaps rem. to Hartford bef. 1651, and thence in 1656 to Northampton, had w. Clemence, and only ch. Samuel, wh. was k. by the Ind. 25 Aug. 1675, and he d. 1 Dec. 1678. His wid. m. 2 Dec. 1679, deac. Thomas Judd, and d. 22 Nov. 1696. THOMAS, Salem, by w. Christian had Susanna, b. 22 Aug. 1687, and I see nothing more of him. THOMAS, Dedham 1642, prob. s. of the first Robert, b. in Eng. m. 23 Apr. 1653, Margery Partridge, had John, b. 3 Nov. 1655; and Mary, 8 Feb. 1658, liv. in that pt. wh. bec. Medfield, and was k. by the Ind. 21 Feb. 1676. His ho. was burn. I presume, at the same time. Sev. of his descend. have been gr. at Harv. and the number at all the N. E. coll. 1884, was twenty-seven, fourteen of wh. at H. C. among them Thaddeus, 1728, d; in 92d yr. 1 May 1806.
MASSEY, JEFFREY, Salem, one of the first mem. of the ch. there, freem. 14 May 1634, was clk. of the market 1642, d. 9 or 25 Nov. 1676, aged a. 84; had John, b. 1631, wh. by Dr. Bentley was call. the first b. male of the town; but Felt differs from that judgment, tho. the cradle in wh. he was rocked was long admired, and perhaps acknowl. as proof. His w. surv. as is infer. from the ment. by the s. in June 1680, in render. admin. acco. of the est. of his f. that his mo. was d.
JOHN, Salem, s. of the preced. freem. 1668, m. 27 Apr. 1658, Sarah Wells, had Jeffrey, b. 14 May 1664, bapt. 30 July 1665; and John, 6 Oct. 1665; beside Thomas, 5 Dec. 1667, and Daniel, wh. both d. young; Sarah, b. 25 July 1669, wh. m. Miles Ward; and Thomas, again, 8 or 22 Mar. 1674, d. young. He kept the ferry to Beverly, in wh. office his s. John, who perhaps in 1687 liv. at Roxbury, and by w. Sarah, d. of Thomas Wells of Ipswich, had Ann, b. 11 Oct. of that yr. succeed. 1701, and the sen. d. 1 Sept. 1710.
MASSILOWAY. See Mussilloway.
MASSON. See Mason.
MASTERS, ABRAHAM, Cambridge 1639, prob. s. of John, but may have been gr.s. GILES, Boston, d. 29 Feb. 1688. He prob. had liv. here but very short day, and with no sympathy towards our people, as in Sewall's Diary he is describ. merely as "the king's attorney." JOHN, Cambridge, perhaps came in the fleet with Winthrop freem. 18 May 1631, with prefix of respect, a man of skill and enterprise, d. 21 Dec. 1639, and Jane, his w. d. five days aft. His will, made two days only bef. he d. abstmct. in Geneal. Reg. II. 180, names d. Sarah Dobyson, or Dobson but we kn. nothing of her or her h.; d. Lydia Tabor, perhaps [[vol. 3, p. 171]] w. of Philip; gr.ch. John Lockwood, prob. by his d. Elizabeth s. of Edmund; Abraham and Nathaniel Masters, whom I judge to be s. and gr.s. and gives residue of est. to d. Elizabeth w. of Cary Latham. JOHN, Salem, m. 17 July 1678, Elizabeth Ormes, had John, b. 24 Sept. 1681, wh. d. with his mo. in Sept. of next yr. and by w. Dores he had Elizabeth last of July 1684; John, again, 15 Feb. 1687; Jonathan, 10 Nov. 1689; and Samuel, 1 Oct. 1693.
NATHANIEL, Beverly 1659, wh m. Ruth, d. of John Pickworth, seems to be s. of Abraham, and gr.s. of the preced. one of this fam. was of Cambridge, when the Shawshin div. of ld. was made in 1652.
MASTERSON, NATHANIEL, York, s. of Richard, had liv. early at Salem, at Boston 1660, and at sev. other places, with Rev. Ralph Smith, his f.-in-law, was marshal or sheriff in 1665, imprison. by the royal commiss. for upholding the right of Mass. and restored to his office by Leverett and the other agents of Mass. 1668, when the people return. to alleg. under our Col. Hubbard, 593. RICHARD, Plymouth 1630, came prob. the yr. preced. a deac. of the "goodly company of the Pilgrims at Leyden" bef. the d. of Rev. John Robinson, 1625, chos. prob. 1620, when Gov. Carver, Elder Brewster, and Samuel Fuller, wh. had, I suppose, all been predeces. in that office, emb. for N. E. in the Mayflower. He brot. w. Mary, nam. Goodall, of Leicester, in the docum. at Leyden, as m. 26 Nov. 1619; ch. Nathaniel, bef. ment. and Sarah, wh. m. John Wood, or Atwood. The wid. m. Rev. Ralph Smith. It has been doubted, whether the deac. ever came to this country, but the doubt relies, I suppose, mainly on tbe negative fact of ment. of him being hardly found, and yet we kn. from Bradford, that he d. at P. in the gr. sickness 1633. In 1649, Mary Smith, their mo. gave to Nathaniel M. and his sis. Sarah, w. of Atwood, her right in "a ho. in Leyden, in Holland, sometime appertain. to my dec. h. Richard Masterson."
MATHER, ATHERTON, Dorchester, s. of Timothy, rem. to Windsor, m. 20 Sept. 1694, Rebecca, d. of Thomas Stoughton, and by her William, b. 2 Mar. 1698; and Jerusha, 18 July 1700; his w. d. and by sec. w. Mary he had Joshua, 26 Nov. 1706; Richard, 31 Mar. 1708; Mary, 2 Mar. 1711; rem. to Suffield, there had Thomas, 5 Apr. 1713; Eliakim, 10 July 1715; and Catharine, 5 Jan. 1718, wh. d. at 15 yrs.; and he d. 9 Nov. 1734.
COTTON, Boston, eldest s. of Increase, freem. 1680, when he was only 17 yrs. old, so that he came forward with strange rapidity (hav. join. the ch. of his f. 31 Aug. 1679), wh. is the more striking, as his f. was never adm. freem. that we find; and if his course at coll. were full one, he must have ent. at 11 1/2 yrs. more than two or three have been min. in Boston younger than he; but with less sagacity than his f. he was ord. at 2d ch. collea with him 13 May 1685; disting. as a scholar above most of his contemp. but kn. in mod. days chiefly as author of the Magn. in seven books, London 1702, a work of no little value, and more curious than valuable, d. 13 Feb. 1728. He m. 4 May 1686, Abigail, d. of John Phillips of Charlestown, [[vol. 3, p. 172]] wh. d. 28 Nov. or as town rec. says, 1 Dec. 1702, hav. borne to him nine ch. of wh. five d. young, three bef. bapt. and he m. 18 Aug. 1703, Elizabeth d. of Dr. John Clark, wid. of Richard Hubbard, mariner, with a good est. had six more ch. of wh. Rev. Samuel, b. 30 Oct. bapt. 3 Nov. 1706, H. C. 1723, attained no humble share of celebrity; and she d. 18 Nov. 1713. He next m. 5 July 1715, Lydia, d. of Rev. Samuel Lee, wid. of John George, wh. long surv. On 3 Jan. preced. he had writ. to Colman, saying he had "no manner of prospect of return. unto" the married state; tho.
"I have no doubt foolishly eno. been ready to fall into this weakness." Hardly any more curious letter can be found in the Geneal. Reg. See V. 60. In less than a yr. aft. his m. with this d. of Lee, her sis. Catharine, by sudden death of her h. Henry Howell, was left with two ch. of two and three yrs. of age, to wh. in evil hour, M. was appoint. guardian, and suffer. much anxiety in conseq. See 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. II. 122. Twelve of his ch. with dates of bapt. and names, are in the appendix to Rev. Chandler Robbins's Hist. of the 2d ch. but six of them are by tbe sec. w.
In the pious labor of his s. Rev. Samuel, on the biography of his f. he is more copious than exact. The most agreeable of all tbe copious writings of Mather, will, perhaps, be found in some apologues design. to magnify the merits of his f. in obtain. the new chart. for wh. however, little favor was found in the mind of Calef. They may be seen in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 126, 133. But his epistolary exercises are most frequent. refer. to, and they are very num. As the sample of big style, and also highly illustrat. the politics of the day, that his f. was too much engag. in for the larger part of his life, the reader will glad. turn to the letters in 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. III. admonish. Gov. Dudley by f. and s. each, as if in rivalry, more venomous than the other.
ELEAZER, Northampton, s. of Richard, was the first min. at N. ord. 18 June 1661, m. 29 Sept. 1659, Esther, youngest d. of Rev. John Warham, had Eunice, b. 2 Aug. 1664; Warham, 7 Sept. 1666, H. C. 1685; and Eliakim, 22 Sept. 1668; and d. 24 July 1669, only 3 mos. aft. his f. His wid. m. Rev. Solomon Stoddard, success. of her h. outliv. him, and d. 10 Feb. 1736, in her 92d yr. Eunice m. Rev. John Williams, and was k. by the Ind. the day aft. the capt. of Deerfield by them and their French allies, 29 Feb. 1704; Eliakim d. bef. mature age; but the other ch. freem. of Mass. 1690, aft. some yrs. preach. and many yrs. teach. sch. sat down at New Haven, was judge of Pro. Ct. and there d. 12 Aug. 1745.
INCREASE, Boston, youngest br. of Eleazer, hav. tak. at Harv. his A. B. went at 18 yrs. of age to his br. Samuel at Dublin, and studied there for his A. M. in 1658, preached in sev. places, as Co. Devon and Isle of Guernsey, leav. the latter aft. the restorat. but. ret. at the end of Aug. 1661, to N. E. [[vol. 3, p. 173]] and on 8 Sept. utter. his first sermon on our side of the water in that ch. where he serv. above 60 yrs. tho. he was not ord. until 27 May 1664. He was chos. Presid. of the coll. 1685, and fill. the office until 1701, when the increase of dissatisfact. long prevail. at his refusal to give up his pulpit in Boston, and reside at Cambridge, compell. his resigna. Next yr. he fear. the glory of N. E. was depart. and that the coll. under direct. of Willard of the O. S. ch. should "become a nursery, not of plants of renown, but of degenerate plants, who will forsake those holy principles of truth," &c. &c. But his talents had new scope in the intermed. time, for in the last dangerous yr. of Sir Edmund Andros, he was sent in disguise, on board a ship, to intercede with king; James, and sail. 7 Apr. 1688, being absent from his coll. duties, on political engagem. until 14 May 1692, when Sir William Phips the Gov. of his own nominat. land. with him, bring. the new chart. of William and Mary. Unhappi. the desire to manage state affairs ever aft. possessed him, and lessen. his usefulness, beside embitter. his life. He d. 23 Aug. 1723, and was bur. 29, with the greatest marks of esteem and affection. He m. 6 Mar. 1662, Mary, sometimes spell. Maria, d. of famous John Cotton, wh. d. 4 Apr. 1714; had Cotton, H. C. 1678, bef. ment. b. 12, bapt. 15 Feb. 1663; Maria, 7, bapt. 19 Mar. 1665; Elizabeth 6 Jan. bapt. 3 Feb. 1667; Nathaniel, H. C. 1685, 6, bapt. 11 1669, whose great promise of disting. talents was cut off 17 Oct. 1688, at Salem; Sarah, 9, bapt. 12 Nov. 1671; Samuel, H. C. 1690, 28, bapt. 30 Aug. 1674; Abigail, 13, bapt. 20 Apr. 1677; Hannah, 30 bapt. 16 July 1680; Catharine, 14, bapt. 17 Sept. 1682, d. within 9 mos.; and Jerusha, 16, bapt. 20 Apr. 1684. He m. sec. w. 1715, Ann, d. of Thomas Lake, wid. of Rev. John Cotton of Hampton, wh. outliv. him, and d. at Brookline, 29 Mar. 1737, in 74th yr. All the ds. exc. her wh. d. in infancy were m. and of the six, all but Hannah ch. Maria m. Bartholomew Green, and next, Richard Fifield, surv. him, and d. 24 Nov. 1746; Elizabeth m. July 1696, William Greenough, and next, 6 Oct. 1703, Josiah Byles, and d. 20 Aug. 1745; her only ch. was Mather B. a min. of celebr. in Boston, wh. resembled, in some points, his uncle Cotton; Sarah m. 1691, Rev. Nehemiah Walter of Roxbury; Abigail m. Newcomb Blake, and next, 1727, Rev. John White of Gloucester; Hannah m. 28 Jan. 1698, John Oliver, and d. 2 Dec. 1706; and Jerusha m. 8 Mar. 1710, Peter Oliver, and d. 30 Dec. foll. her d. Jerusha d. 5 days aft. A ridic. mistake of ano. Jerusha, niece of this, tho. not b. bef. her death, mystified the geneal. of the late Gov. Smith of Conn. Samuel, the third s. went to Eng. was sett. as min. at Witney, in Oxfordsh. made some preparat. for an abridg. of his br. Cotton's Magnalia, wh. from many judicious omissions it is regret. [[vol. 3, p. 174]] that he had not complet. and published. His copy is in the library of the Mass. Hist. Soc.
JOSEPH, Dorchester, s. of Timothy, m. 2 or or 20 June 1689, Sarah Clap, had Catharine, b. a. 1690, and he d. a. 1691. NATHANIEL, Dorchester, s. of Richard, b. at Toxteth, near Liverpool, Eng. went some yrs. aft. his gr. at Harv. to Eng. had the living at Barnstable, 1656, by presentat. of Oliver Cromwell, it is vildly said, meaning, perhaps, by his recommend. for eccles. patronage had ceased; ejected in 1662, preach. at Rotterdam, aft. some yrs. was at Dublin, success. to his br. Samuel, whence he sent contrib. for relief to the suffer. in Philip's war 1676, and last in London, d. 26 July 1697, hav. serv. at the altar 47 yrs. in Eng. Holland, Ireland, and Eng. again.
RICHARD, Dorchester, s. of Thomas, b. 1596, of an ancient fam. as his gr.s. Cotton in Magn. III. c. 20, assures us, at Lowton, in the parish of Winwick, Lancash. was employ. in teach. a sch. some yrs. bef. going to the Univ. but at length, on 9 May 1618, was ent. of Brazen Nose Coll. Oxford, yet soon call. to Toxteth, where he had taught the sch. preach. his first sermon 30 Nov. of the same yr. There most faithful. he serv. 15 yrs. and was then suspend. for non-conform. and feeling the true sense of his office, resolved on expatriat. In disguise he emb. at Bristol in the James, arr. 17 Aug. 1635, aft. peril in the remarka. storm two days bef. and on 25 Oct. with w. Catharine join. the ch. of Boston. He had m. 29 Sept. 1624, that d. of Edmund Holt, Esquire, of Bury, in Lancash. had Samuel, b. 13 May 1626, H. C. 1643; Timothy; Nathaniel, 20 Mar. 1630, H. C. 1647, bef. ment.; and Joseph, wh. d. in childhood; aft. com. to N. E. had Eleazer, 13 May 1637, H. C. 1656; and Increase, 21 June 1639, H. C. 1656, bef. ment. He was a man of excel. discretion, of less learning, it is prob. than his ambitious s. Increase, and less brilliancy, it is clear, than his eccentr. gr.s. the never dying author of Magnalia, but in true serv. as min. happier than either, and better than both. He was sett. at D. 23 Aug. 1636; his w. d. 1655, and he m. 26 Aug. 1656, Sarah, wid. of his great friend John Cotton, and d. 22 Apr. 1669. A few days bef. he had met a great indignity, in being refus. adm. with sundry others, sent by an ecclesiast. council, met at Boston, to attempt conciliat. in the first ch. there, as John Hull, one of the aggriev. mem. relates in his Diary, p. 229 of the Vol. pub. by the Antiq. Soc of Worcester. The wid. made her will 3 May 1670, but did not d. for six yrs. His life, written by Increase, print. 1670, is condensed in the Magn. the author of wh. could never be scrupulous in use of materials; and of course he shows that he had not resort. to the MS. of the journal of his gr.f. Yet the slight extracts from tbe interesting work, caused a desire for the orig. wh. in Young's Chron. was print. from the autogr. 210 yrs. aft. its date.
RICHARD, Dorchester, s. of Timothy, m. 1 July 1680, [[vol. 3, p. 175]] Catharine, d. of Joseph Wise of Roxbury, had Timothy, b. 20 Mar. 1681; Elizabeth 20 Nov. 1682; Samuel, 23 Jan. 1684; and Joseph, 29 Jan. 1686. He had sett. at Lyme, and d. 17 Aug. 1688. Goodwin calls his w. Elizabeth wh. seems wrong. SAMUEL, Dorchester, eldest s. of the first Richard, b. in Eng. freem. 1618, aft. large preparat. here for his profess. went home, preach. in Eng. Scotland, and Ireland, sett. in Dublin, was made a fellow of Trinity Coll. there, says fam. tradit. m. a sis. of Sir John Stevells, and d. 29 Oct. 1671. SAMUEL, Windsor, eldest s. of Timothy, preach. some time at Deerfield, and on destruct. of that town by the Ind. 1675, went down with the surv. people to Hatfield, and there preach. and elsewhere, but was call. from preach. at Branford to be ord. at W. 1682, lef. wh. he had m. Hannah, d. of Gov. Treat, wh. d. 8 Mar. 1708, had Samuel, b. 1677, H. C. 1698, a physician, wh. d. 6 Feb. 1746; Hannah, Sept. 1682, d. next yr.; John; Joseph; and Azariah, 29 Aug. 1685, a min. wh. d. at Saybrook, 11 Feb. 1737; Ebenezer, 3 Sept. 1687; Joseph, 6 Mar. 1689; Elizabeth 2 Jan. 1691; Nathaniel, 30 May 1695; Benjamin, 29 Sept. 1696; and John. He was one of the first Trustees of Yale Coll. and d. 18 Mar. 1728. The s. kept up the name to our times.
TIMOTHY, Dorchester, s. of Richard, b. in Eng. m. Catharine, d. of Humphrey Atherton, had Samuel, b. 6, bapt. 7 Sept. 1651, H. C. 1671, bef. ment.; Nathaniel, bapt. 30 Jan. 1653, prob. d. very soon, wh. may explain the fail. of entry of b.; Richard, 22, bapt. 25 Dec. 1653, bef. ment. (of course not bapt. on Wednesday, 2 Nov. of that yr. as print. in Geneal. Reg. III. 280); Catharine, 6, bapt. 13 Jan. 1656; Nathaniel, again, 2, bapt. 5 Sept. 1658; Joseph, 25, bapt. 26 May 1661; and Atherton, 4 Oct. 1663, bef. ment.; and he d. 14 Jan. 1686, by falling from a scaffold in his barn, says Blake's Ann. His wid. Elizabeth wh. he had m. 20 Mar. 1680, d. 20 Feb. 1710, aged 70 yrs. Of the eleven male descend. of famous Richard, bred at Harv. as above enum. ten were of the seventeenth cent. and the other had his A. B. a hundred and thirty yrs. since. From 1705 to 1837 eighteen have been gr. at Yale.
MATSON, JOHN, Boston, s. of the first Thomas, m. 7 Mar. 1660, Mary, d. of William Cotton, had Ann, Amey or Emma, b. 12 Mar. 1662; John, 26 Jan. 1665; Mary, 22 Dec. 1666; and Abigail, 19 Oct. 1668. JOHN, Simsbury 1690, a gr.s. of first Thomas, had serv. his apprent. at Windsor, m. Mary, d. of Edward Adams. THOMAS, Boston 1630, gunsmith, came prob. in the fleet with Winthrop as among tbe early mem. of the ch. he is ent. as rec. br commun. of ch. from a ch. in London, tho. at a later day, 17 July 1636, he was fully rec. yet had been adm. freem. 4 Mar. 1634; by w. Ann, wh. was sis. of Abigail, the first w. of Theodore Atkinson, had Thomas, bapt. 27 Oct. 1633; John, 10 July 1636; rem. to Braintree, hav. been disarm. as one of the [[vol. 3, p. 176]] recusant friends of Wheelwright, in Nov. 1637, there had Joshua, 23 July 1640; and Abigail, perhaps eldest of all; was a milit. officer aft. the relig. heats were assuaged; d. aft. 1666. THOMAS, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 14 Aug. 1660, wid. Mary Read, had Thomas and Hannah, was freem. 1666, then titled jun. prison-keep. 1674, for sev. yrs.; d. 1690. By deeds of Theodore Atkinson, first of the name, in Apr. 1675, Thomas jr. John, Joshua, and Abigail, ch. of his w.'s sis. and Thomas and Hannah, ch. of that Thomas jr. and Ann, John, and Mary, ch. of John the sec. s. of first Thomas, are indicat. for us.
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