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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MEARS, JAMES, Boston, feltmaker, s. of Robert, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 1 Aug. 1668; Edward, 22 Mar. 1670; Robert, 29 Jan. 1672; Oliver, 3 Dec 1673; Hannah, 28 Jan. 1677, d. soon; Hannah, again, 2 June 1678; John, 12 May 1680; Nathaniel, 7 Oct. 1682, d. soon; and Nathaniel, again, 26 Sept. 1683. In 1704 he sold the ld. on wh. the French, or Huguenot, chapel was soon built, wh. in 1748 was sold to the relig. soc. that symboliz. with Rev. Andrew Croswell, and in 1785 pass. into the hands of Roman Catholics, where on 2 Nov. 1788 was for the first time in Boston held the performance of the mass. There the pious services of Rev. Father Matignon, and of the blessed Cheverus, aft. a Cardinal, and Archbp. of Bordeaux, were giv. to a very small congrega.
JOHN, Boston, br. of the preced. d. 12 Nov. 1663, under mid. age, leav. wid. Mary and posthum. s. John, b. 28 Dec.; had made his will 26 Sept. bef. as in Geneal. Reg. XII. 153. Ano. JOHN, of Boston, by w. Lydia had John, b.5 July 1678. ROBERT, Boston, tailor, came in the Abigail, 1635, from London, aged 43, with w. Elizabeth 30; Samuel, [[vol. 3, p. 193]] wh. prob. d. soon; and John, 3 mos.; and his w. Elizabeth join. our ch. July 1636; had Stephen, b. 25 Dec. or earlier, bapt. same mo. 1637, Samuel, 7, bapt. 13 June 1641; and James, 3, bapt. 31 Mar. 1644. His will, of 20 Feb. 1667, pro. 10 Sept. foll. ment. w. Elizabeth ch. Samuel, and James, and gr;ch. John, s. of John, dec. SAMUEL, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Mary had Stephen, b. 21 Nov. 1665; EIiz. 9 Apr. 1668; Samuel, 22 May 1671; and Mary, 26 Nov. 1673.
MEASURE, or MASUER, WILLIAM, New London 1664, m. that yr. Alice, wid. of Jokn Tinker, rem. to Lyme bef. 1671, was rep. 1676, d. 24 Mar. 1688, and admin. of his est. was giv. 26 June of that yr. to Alice, his wid. b Sir E. Andros.
MECARTER, or MACARTY, JOHN, Salem, m. 27 Jan. 1675, Rebecca, perhaps d. of Jeremiah Meacham, had John, b. 13 Jan. foll.; Rebecca, 4 Feb. 1678; Jeremiah, 9 Sept. 1679; Peter, 1 Nov. 1681; Andrew, 6 June 1684; James, 17 Nov. 1686; Isaac, 3 June 1689; and Rebecca, again, 6 Feb. 1691. The spell. of this name is from Essex Inst. II. 298.
MECOCK, MEACOCK, MAYCOCK, or MECOKE, PETER, Newtown, L. I. 1656. His wid. Mary m. Thomas Case of Fairfield, bef. 1661. THOMAS, Milford 1658, rem. to Guilford 1667, was a propr. 1685.
MEDBURY, JOHN, Swansey, by w. Sarah had Benjamin, b. 5 Mar. 1682 or 3.
MEECH, JOHN, Charlestown, rec. says, was there 1629, but no more is ever heard. Young's Chron. 375.
MEEK, RICHARD, Marblehead 1668.
MEEKER, MECAR, or MEAKER, ROBERT, New Haven, m. 1651, Susan Turberfield, rem. to Fairfield, bef. 1670. WILLIAM, New Haven 1657 sued Thomas Mulliner that yr. for slander in bewitching his pigs.
MEER, or MEERS, THOMAS, Salem, d. Sept. 1674, of wh. we kn. only that his br. John was made admor.
MEGAPOLENSIS, JOHN, s. of a min. of the same name, came in the sum. of 1642, aged 39, with w. 42, to New York from Holland, and was first employ. by the patroon, Van Rensselaer, up the river, but soon aft. is found at the city, and lastly on L. I. While at Albany, he wrote 1644, his acco. of the Maquas, or Mohawks. He had Hellegord, Dirck, Jan, and Samuel, of the ages respectively, 14, 12, 10 and 8, that is, I imagine at the time of arr. Samuel was sent to H. C. 1657, stud. there 3 yrs.thence to Leyden Univ. where he was adm. M. D. was licens. as min. came back to New Amsterdam, and was the dominie, yet of such good capac. for worldly affairs, that Gov. Stuyvesant made him one of the Commissr. for adjust. the terms of surrender of that Prov. 1665, to the Eng.
MEGDANIEL, JOHN, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 13 Sept. 1659.
MEIGGS, JOHN, Weymouth, s. of Vincent, b. in Eng. had John, b. 29 Feb. 1642, rem. prob. to Rehoboth 1643, next to New Haven, a 1647, not long aft. a. 1654, to Guilford, thence, last, a. 1662, to Killingworth, where both he and s. John are in the list of freem. 1669, d. 4 Jan. 1672. He had only one s. four ds. Mary, w. of William Stevens, Concurrence, w. of Henry Crane; Trial, w. of Andrew Ward; and Elizabeth w. of Richard [[vol. 3, p. 194]] Hibbell wh. had d. bef. her f. He was a tanner, had large est. and some books, of wh. one was a Latin and Greek Dict. JOHN, Guilford, s. of the preced. m. 1665, Sarah Wilcoxson, had Sarah, b. 14 Feb. 1668; John, 10 Nov. 1670; a s. Janna, 21 Dec. 1672; Ebenezer, 19 Sept. 1675; Hannah, 25 Feb. 1678; Esther, 10 Nov. 1680; and Mindwell, 1682. He had sec. w. Lydia, perhaps wid. of Isaac Cruttenden, and d. 9 Nov. 1713. His s. John, with his f. were proprs. 1695, at G. MARK, New Haven 1646 or 7, br. of the first John, being rather wild, rem. to L. I. and is not ment. again.
VINCENT, New Haven 1646, prob. carr. thither by s. John, he being an old man, hav. only two ch. kn. to us, rem. to Guilford, and again rem. d. at what is now Killingworth, Dec. 1638, his will of 2 Sept. being pro. 2 Dec. of that yr. A slight fam. acc. is in Geneal. Reg.IV.91, very imperf. better than nothing, but not much. Early the name is Meggs always.
MELBY, NATHANIEL, Hull, freem. 1680, seems to me a wrong name. I never heard of it in N. E.
MELCHER, EDWARD, Portsmouth 1684, d. 1695. The name remains in N. H.
MELLEN, MELIN, MELLING, or other var. ISAAC, New Haven 1657, rem. soon aft. 1664, prob. to Virginia. JACOB, New Haven, br. of Isaac. See Melyen. JAMES, Malden, s. of Richard, m. a. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Richard Dexter, had Elizabeth b. 4 Sept. 1659; Mary, 8 July 1661, d. soon; James, 14 Apr. 1663; Mary, again, 1664; Richard 24 Apr. 1665; John, 17 Sept. 1666; Sarah, 27 Nov. 1668; Thomas, 11 May 1670; William, 22 Aug. 1671; and he d. bef. 15 June 1680, when adm. of his. est. was giv. to his w. Elizabeth wh. m. that yr. Stephen Barrett. JOHN, perhaps of Watertown, s. it may be, of James, m. Elizabeth of John Gale, d. of Henry Spring, wh. in his will of 29 June 1695, names her, when Barry thinks the h. may have been d.
RICHARD, Weymouth, freem. 7 Sept. 1639, rem. to Charlestown, there had James, b. 4 June 1642, bef ment. unless the date be wrong, as of the rec. is the name Mellers, wh. deceiv. Farmer, making him think it was a real new name. See Geneal. Reg. 1. 194 and lV. 269. He had, also, at Weymouth, if the date be right. Sarah, 4 Apr. 1643; prob. Mary, and, perhaps, otbers. Of no fam. in the land is the investigat. more difiicult, the spell. more various, the dates more perverse, the deficiencies more num. SAMUEL, Fairfield, d. bef. 1659, and John Ufford of Milford had admin. It may be that this gent. was Dutch, from Monhados, now New York.
SIMON, Boston, on Winnisemet side, perhaps s. of Richard by w. Mary, had Simon, b. 25 Sept. 1665; rem. to Malden, had Thomas, Aug. 1668; Richard, 2 Mar. 1672; Mary; James, a. 1682; and John, b. in Watertown, 29 Jan. 1686; rem. to [[vol. 3, p. 195]] Sherborn, and d. 19 Dec 1694. From him, thro. Thomas, descend. Prentiss, H. C. 1784, disting. as first Ch. J. of Maine. Seven of this name had been gr. at Harv. in 1834, and two at Bowd.
MELLOWS, or MELLHOUSE, ABRAHAM, Charlestown, adm. of the ch. with w. Martha, and s. Edward in 1633, freem. 14 May 1634 d. as early as 1639, leav. six ch. says Felt, and Frothingham asserts, that he adventur. L50. in the comp. wh. I presume, means bef. com. from Eng. His will was brot. into court in June 1639. EDWARD, Charlestown, s. of the preced. b.in Eng. came prob. with his f. and mo. freem. 4 Mar. 1634, constable 1637; w. Hannah had Hannah, bapt. 22 Nov. 1636; Mary, 21 July 1638; Martha, 26 Oct. 1640, wh. d. 25 Feb. 1643; Edward; Elizabeth 5 Mar. 1644; and Abraham, 22 June 1645; was town clk. and selectman five yrs. d. 5 May 1650, since wh. none of the name is kn. at C. His wid. m. 24 June 1651, Joseph Hills. JOHN, Boston, s. of Oliver, b. in Eng. by w. Martha had John, b. 8 Apr. 1647, d. soon; Martha, 8 Feb. 1654; Elizabeth 15 Dec. 1656; Elisha, 16 Nov. 1659; Oliver, 3 Apr. 1662; Joseph, 6 Dec. 1664; Sarah, 16 Oct. 1667; Mary, 19 Mar. 1670; John, again, 5 Mar. 1676; and by w. Sarah, had Elisha, again, 16 Mar. 1681; but perhaps there were two of the same name (not discrim. by the rec.) to have these ch.; was freem. 1671, had gr. of ld. in the Stonington country.
OLIVER, Boston 1634, with w. Elizabeth adm. of our ch. 20 July freem. 3 Sept. foll. disarm. in 1637, as one of the support of Wheelwright, had Samuel, bapt. 7 Dec. 1634; Martha, 6 Mar. 1636; and Mary, 26 Aug. 1638; soon aft. d. at Braintree, and there prob. had liv. His wid. m. 1640 or 1, Thomas Makepeace of Dorchester. Martha m. 13 Sept. 1655, Joseph Waters; and Mary, same day, m. Emanuel Springfield.
MELVILLE, DAVID, Barnstable 1691, merch. rem. to Eastham, there by w. d. of Rev. Samuel Willard, had Thomas, b. 25 July, 1697; Mary, 31 July 1699; Abigail and Elizabeth tw. 28 May 1702 ; and David 17 Oct. 1704.
MELVIN, JOHN, Charlestown, by w. Hannah, wh. d. 27 May 1696, aged 41, had John, b. 29 Aug. 1679, bapt. 13 Feb. 1681, the w. being adm. of the ch. two wks. bef.; Hannah, 15, bapt. 21 Aug. 1681; Robert, bapt. 20 Jan. 1684; James, 20 Mar. 1686; Jonathan, 29 May, bapt. 3 June 1688; David, 29 Oct. bapt. 2 Nov. 1690; and Benjamin, bapt. 24 Feb. 1695.
MELYNE, MELYENE or MALINE ISAAC, New Haven, br. of Jacob, whose f. (always call. Mr. without name of bapt. as on list of those sw. to fidel. 7 Apr. 1657) had prob. brot. them both from Holland or New York; but this s. the last ment. is 1663, and whether he had w. and fam. or not is unkn. It must be very easy to distinguish this fam. from [[vol. 3, p. 196]] the numerous Mellens. JACOB, New Havenn took o. of fidel with his f. (wh. had been there seat. in the ch. as early as 1655, prob. a Dutchman from New York), m. 1662, perhaps, Hannah, d. of George Hubbard, but aft. 1663, had rem. to Boston, was a leather seller, constable sev. yrs. bef. and aft. 1695, he had been chos. guardian 27 July 1693, by his neph. Riderus, call. hims. s. of Isaac, late of Virg. planter. His will, of 27 Sept. 1706, pro. 26 Dec. foll. speaks of his advanced age and infirm.; names w. Hannah and only two ch. Samuel, H. C. 1696, and Abigail Tilley, w. of William, aft. of Hon. Samuel Sewall, Ch. J. and explains his act in giv. equal. to s. and d. bec. for his liberal educ. he had expend. £300.
This s. SAMUEL, stands the lowest in the class, being ninth in the mod. catal. but in the old catal. of the Magnalia, the class contain. but eight. I found at the State House a letter from Samuel (teach. the gram. sch. 1700 at Hadley) to Cotton Mather, beg. his aid in restoring him to a higher rank; but the consequence was, that Mather had his cous. Roland Cotton insert. in the catal. as second next aft. Gov. Vaughan, and poor Melyen took nothing but one peg lower by his motion. So that he had shown greater discret. in keep. quiet, than in ask. the patronage of his Boston friend. His wid. d. Nov. 1717. SAMUEL, FairfieId, perhaps br. of Jacob, and uncle of the preced. had d. bef. 1660.
MENDAM, MENDALL, or MENDON, RICHARD, Kittery 1663, may have been s. of, if not the same as, the foll. ROBERT, Duxbury 1638, or earlier, sold, in 1639, ho. and ld. rem. to Kittery bef. 1647, and 1652 submit. to Mass. was constable that yr. and in 1666 was of the gr. jury. WILLIAM, Braintree 1667.
MENDLOVE, MARK, Plymouth 1637, Duxbury 1640. WILLIAM, Plymouth 1633. Yet in 1643 the name is not seen.
MENTOR, THOMAS, a soldier, k. 18 Sept. 1675, by the Ind. at Bloody brook, with "the flower of Essex," under Lothrop.
MEPHAM, MAPHAM, or MIPHAM, JOHN, Guilford 1639, one of the seven pillars at found. of ch; in 1643, and d. 1647, leav. only ch. John, wh. was rememb. in the will of Timothy Baldwin that m. his mo. in 1649, and wh. had third h. Thomas Tapping. JOHN, Southampton, L. I. 1673, print. Mepham in a valua. paper, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 88, was prob. s. of the preced.
MERCER, THOMAS, Boston, d. 28 May 1699. In his will, of 8. Apr. 1698, he names w. Elizabeth and their ch. William, the eldest, Thomas and Sarah. Perhaps he had, in 1665, been of Sheepscot. Sullivan, 287. TIMOTHY, Windsor 1649, of wh. all we kn. is he was fined that yr. A Lucy M. came in the Defence, 1635, aged 19, from London.
MERCHANT, or MARCHANT, JOHN, Braintree, whose w. Sarah d. 3 Dec. 1638, rem. I think, soon to R. I. and 2 June 1639 was allow. inhab. of [[vol. 3, p. 197]] Newport. Perhaps he was aft. of Yarmouth, there had Mary, b. 20 May 1648; Abijah, 10 Jan. 1651. WILLIAM, Watertown, 1639, by w. Mary had Mary, b; 24 Mar. 1642, and rem. to Ipswicb, there d. 4 Sept. 1668. His wid. Mary, in her will of 1679, calls her d. Mary Osborn.
MEEREDITH. See Ameredith. JONAH M. was one of the soldiers in Gallup's comp. in the doleful serv. 1690.
MERIAM, GEORGE, Concord, freem. 2 Jan. 1641, by w. Susannah had Elizabeth b. 8 or 11 Nov. 1641; Samuel 21 July 1642; Hannah, 14 July 1645; Abigail, July 1647; Sarah, 17 July 1649; and Susanna His w. d. 8 Oct. 1675, and he d. 29 Dec aft. One of the ds. d. 10 Aug. 1646. JOHN, Boston, freem. 1647, by w. Sarah had Samuel, bapt. 9 Dec. (yet ano. rec. says b. 14, perhaps for 4) 1655, Sarah, 25 Apr. 1658; Thomasine, 23 Sept. 1660; and Mary, 24 May 1663; was selectman 1681. JOHN, Concord, s. of Joseph, freem. 1677, m. Mary Cooper, says Shattuck, was, perhaps, of Lexington 1679. He had John, it is said. JOHN, Concord, freem. 1690, may have been s. of William the first, and possib. of Hampton, there tak. o. of alleg. Dec. 1678.
JOSEPH, Concord, of George, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, had Joseph, b. prob. in Eng. and John, 9 July 1641, bef. ment. and had d. 1 Jan. bef. He had other ch. as by his will of 29 Dec. 1640, speaking of sons and ds. and leav. care of all to w. Sarah, appears in Geneal. Reg. II.184. JOSEPH, Concord, s. of the preced. prob. b. in Eng. m. 12 July 1653, Sarah, d. of Gregory Stone of Cambridge, had Sarah, b. 2 Aug. 1654; Lydia, 3 Aug. 1656; Joseph, 1658; and prob. other ch.; was freem 1650: JOSEPH, Lynn, s. of the first William, m. 19 Aug. 1675, Sarah Jenkins, had Joseph, b. 10 July 1676; Benjamm, 23 Apr. 1678; Sarah, 26 Feb. 1681; Elizabeth 2 July 1683; and, perhaps, others; was freem. 1691. ROBERT, Concord, br. George, freem. 13 Mar. 1639 (the day bef. his br. Joseph), was town clk. 1654-76, rep. 1655-8, deac. d. 15 Feb. 1682, aged 72, 1eav. no ch. His will of 10 Dec. bef. pro. 4 Apr. foll. names w. Mary, brs. Joseph and George, and their ch. and the wid. d. 22 July 1693, aged 72. SAMUEL, Lynn, perhaps s. of William, m. 22 Dec. 1669, Elizabeth Townsend, may have rem. to Concord, there bec. the freem. of 1690.
SAMUEL, Charlestown, by w. Mary had Samuel, bapt. 4 Jan. 1691; Catharine, 26 Apr. 1691; Edward, 11 June 1693; and Isaac, 11 Nov. 1694. WILLIAM, Concord 1645, freem. 1649, then, perhaps, of Boston, but in short time of Lynn, had w. Sarah, and ch. Joseph, Williarm, and John, bef. ment. however inadequate. d. 1689. WILLIAM, Lynn, s. prob. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 8 Nov. 1654; John, 13 Sept. 1657, d. young; Sarah, 3 June 1660, d. next yr.; Rebecca, 21 Oct. 1662; Sarah, again, 14 Sept. 1665; William, 8 Mar. 1688; John, again, 25 Apr. 1671; his w. d. and he m. 11 [[vol. 3, p. 198]] Oct. 1676, Ann Jones, wh. d. 29 July foll. He, or the s. of the same name, was freem. 1691. He wrote his name Mirriam. Three had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and six at other N. E. coll.
MERING, JOSEPH, a soldier at Hatfield 1676, in Turner's comp. from the E.
MERLAN, JOHN, Hampton 1649.
MERRELLS, THOMAS, Hartford, had Thomas, bapt. 1 Nov. 1646. Perhaps the name was Merrill.
MERRICK, JAMES, Marblehead 1668. JOHN, Hingham d. 2 July 1647, leav. John, and prob. wid. Elizabeth wh. sold est. there in 1649, to Thomas Thaxter. JOHN, Boston, perhap s. of the preced. m. 3 Apr. 1655, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Wyborne, had Deborah, nam. in the will of her gr.f. JOSEPH, Eastham, s. of William, m. 1 1684, Elizabeth Howes, had Elizabeth b. l Jan. 1685; Mary, 7 July 1687; JOSEPH, 8 Mar. 1690; William, 26 Jan. 1693; and Isaac, 12 Aug. 1699. STEPHEN, Eastham, s. of William, m. 28 Dec. 1670, Mercy, d. of Edward Bangs, had Stephen, b. 26 Mar. 1673.
THOMAS, Springfield, tradit. said to have come from Wales thro. Roxbury, and reach. S. in 1636; but there is evidence that he was of Hartford early in 1638. He was very young, if he left as is said, his native land in 1630; and no trace is seen at R. of him, or of f. or more of br. or sis. nor can the name be found there bef. 1649. At S. he m. 14 July 1639, Sarah, d. of Rowland Stebbins, wh. was the third m. in that town, of any Eng. had Thomas, b. 12 Feb. 1641, the third b. of the town rec. d. young; Sarah, 1643; Mary, 1645, d. soon; Mary, 1647; and Hannah, 10 Feb. 1650. In 1643 he m. Elizabeth Tilley, had Elizabeth b. 1654, d. young; Miriam, 1656, d. at 28 yrs.; John, 1658; Elizabeth again, 1661; Thomas, 1664; Tilley, 1667; James, 1670; and Abigail, 1673; was freem. 1665, and d. 7 Sept. 1704. Five of his ds. and four s. were m. John, Thomas, and James liv. at John had 13 ch. of wh. nine liv. and Jonathan, Y. C. 1725, was one of them; Thomas had seven ch. and James seven, of wh. was Noah, Y. C. 1731, first min. of Wilbraham; Tilley had one s. and four ds. liv. chiefly at Brookfield, but a. 1732, at S. WILLIAM, Duxbury, 1640, was one of the orig. proprs. of Bridgewater, early rem. to Eastham, by w. Rebecca had William, b. 15 Sept. 1643; Stephen, 12 Mar 1646; Rebecca, 28 July 1648; Mary, 4 Nov. 1650; Ruth, 15 May 1652; Sarah, 1 Aug. 1654; John, 15 Jan. 1657; Isaac, 6 Jan. 1661; Joseph, 1 June 1662; and Benjamin, 1 Feb. 1665; was an ens. and d. a. 1688. Mary m. 23 May, 1667, Stephen Hopkins. WILLIAM, Eastham, eldest s. of the preced. m. 23 May 1667, Abigail, d. of Giles Hopkins, had Rebecca, b. 28 July 1668; and William, 1 Aug. 1670, and d. 20 Mar. foll.
Of this name, that is frequently giv. Mirrick or Myrick four had, in 1828, been gr. at Harv. and three at Yale. [[vol. 3, p. 199]]
MERRILL, or MERRILLS, Abel, Newbury, s. of Nathaniel m. 10 Feb. 1671, Priscilla, d. of Aquila Chase, had Abel, b. 28 Dec. foll.; Susanna, 14 Nov. 1673; Nathan, 3 Apr. 1676; Thomas, 1 Jan. 1679; Joseph, 12 July 1681; Nathaniel, 6 Feb. 1684; Priscilla, 13 July 1686; and James, 27 Jan. 1689. ABRAHAM, Newbury, br. of the preced. m. 1 Jan. 1661, Abigail, d. perhaps, of John Webster of Ipswich, had Abigail, b. 13 Aug. 1665; Mary, 5 July 1667; Prudence, 26 Apr. 1669, d. young; Hanna, 9 Jan. 1671; John, 15 Oct. 1673; Jonathan, 19 Jan. 1676; David, 20 Feb. 1678; Sarah, 9 Oct. 1619; Susanna, 6 Dec. 1681, d. in few days; and Prudence, again, 1 Oct. 1683. DANIEL, Newbury, br. of the preced. m. 14 May 1667, Sarah Clougb, had John, b. 7 Oct. 1674; Sarah, 15 Oct. 1677; Ruth, 7 Feb. 1681; Moses and Martha, tw. 3 Sept. 1683; and Stephen, 16 Sept. 1688; and by w. Esther had three more ch.; was freem. 1683 or 4,; his name being in the list of both yrs.
JEREMIAH, Boston, by w. Sarah had Jeremiah, b. 22 Aug. 1652; and Sarah, 14 Aug. 1655. JOHN, Newbury, one of the first sett. freem. 13 May 1640, d. 12 Sept. 1673; by w. Elizabeth wh. d. 14 July, 1682, had Hannah, b.in Eng. wh. m. 24 May 1647, Stephen Swett; and d. 4 Apr. 1662. JOHN, Hartford, prob. s. of Nathaniel of Newbury, had a lot, Porter says, in 1657, was made freem. next yr. m. Sarah, d. of the first John Watson of the same, had Sarah, b. 10 Sept. 1664; Nathaniel, 15 Jan. 1667; John, 7 Apr. 1669; Abigail, 21 Dec. 1670; Daniel, 15 June 1673; Wolterton, 28 June 1675 Susanna, 20 May 1677; Abel, 25 Jan. 1680; Isaac, 11 Mar. 1682; and Jacob, 27 Mar. 1686. He had much of est. of Gregory Wolterton, for wh. he gave one of his s. that name; was deac. and d. 18 July 1712, when the eight s. were liv. Sarah m. 22 Sept. 1687, Samuel Kellogg; and Susanna m. John Turner. These hs. Join. with the s. in partit. of the prop. In early rec. the name in Conn. had final s. but it is reject. by all the num descend.
NATHANIEL, Newbury, br. of the first John, m. Susanna Jordan, had Nathaniel, b. 1638; John, bef. ment. wh. was prob. oldest; Abraham; Susanna; Daniel, Aug. 1642; Abel, 20 Feb. 1644; and d. 16 Mar. 1655. His will of 8 Mar. pro. 27 of same, ment. w. and the six ch. all under 21 yrs. made Nathaniel excor. with overseers. NATHANIEL, Newbury, s. of the preced. m. 15 Oct. 1661, Joanna Kenney, had John, b. 16 Feb. 1663; Nathaniel, 8 Feb. 1665; Peter, Aug. 1667, Hannah, 12 July 1672; and Mary, 18 Sept. 1675; and he d. 1 Jan. 1683. Seven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and twenty at the other N. E. coll.
MERRIFIELD. See Merryfield.
MERRIMAN, NATHANIEL, New Haven, had w. Joan, and ch. John, wh. d. 26 Sept. 1651; Nathaniel; Hannah, b. 16 May 1651; Grace, 1653; Sarah, 1655; Elizabeth 1657; Abigail, 18 [[vol. 3, p. 200]] Apr. 1654; John, last of Feb. 1660; Mary, 12 July 1657; the last three bapt. prob. 24 June 1660, or 27 Jan. foll. wrong dates in the Geneal. Reg. IX. 361, driving me to conject. Samuel, b. 29 Sept. 1662; and Caleb, b. May, bapt. 25 June 1665; sons in 1667; and Elizabeth again, 14 Sept. 1669. He was one of the first sett. of Wallingford, its rep. 1674, lieut. and late in 1675 capt. of the dragoons of the Co. and contin. propr. at New Haven, but d. at W. 13 Feb. 1694, aged 80. Hannah m. 12 Nov. 1668, John Ives; and Mary m. a Curtis. Abigail, m. 18 Jan. 1671, John Hitchcock.
MERRITT, EZEKIEL, Newport 1639. HENRY, Scituate, his w. join. the ch. in pr. 1637, d. last of Nov. 1653; his inv. is of 24 Jan. leav. Henry, wh. Deane thinks, d. young, without fam. and. John, wh. left num. descend. JAMES, Boston 1655. JOHN, Scituate 1643, perhaps earlier, was br. of Henry. JOHN, a soldier, k. by the Ind. at Bloody brook with "the flower of Essex" under capt. Lothrop, 18 Sept. 1675. JOHN, Marblehead, perhaps s. of Nicholas, was freem. 1684. JOHN, Scituate, had w. Elizabeth and d. 5 June 1740, in his 80th yr. and his wid. d. 13 Apr. 1746, aged 82. NICHOLAS, Marblehead, 1648, or earlier, in his will of 17 July 1685, pro. 9 Dec. 1686, names his ch.: Martha Owens, Rebecea Chin, helpless d. Mary, John, James, Samuel, and Nicholas. SAMUEL, Marblehead, s. of the preced. sign. the petitn. 1669, against imposts. WILLIAM, Duxbury, constable 1647.
MERROW, or MERO, HENRY, Woburn, m. 19 Dec. 1660, Jane Wallis, had ch. b. 14 Sept. 1662, prob. was most of his days of Reading, freem. 1677, d. 1685; had, I suppose, John and Samuel, as Mr. Eaton gives their names among early sett. at R.
MERRY, CORNELIUS, Northampton, an Irishman, had gr. of ld. 1663, m. 1663, Rachell Ballard, had John, b. 1664, wh. d. soon; John, again, b. 1665; Sarah, 1668; Rachael, 1670; Cornelius; Leah; and perhaps, others; w. in the Falls fight, and a the war rem. John, the s. went to L. I. Cornelius at Hartford, had nine ch. b. 1702-18. JOHN, Boston, by w. Constance had Jonathan, b. 3 Sept. 1663. JOSEPH, Haverhill 1640, perhaps rem. to Hampton, thence to Edgartown a. 1678, had w. Elizabeth there, and d. 5 Apr. 1710, in 103d yr. says tradit. A d. of his was w. of Timothy Hilliard of Hampton 1669. WALTER, Boston, shipwright, had whf. and dwell. and warehouse conven. for his trade, at the point bearing his name, later call. N. Battery; by 3 w. Rebecca of our ch. 29 Dec. 1633, and he the 9th Feb. foll. had Jeremia, bapt. 15 Dec. 1634, d. soon; Rebecea, 18 Dec. 1636; and Jeremiah, Jan. 1638, d. soon, and his w. d. perhaps not long aft. He m. sec. w. Mary Dolens or Dowling, 18 Aug. 1653, had Sylvanus, 8 Apr. 1665, d. soon; and Walter, 3 June 1656; was freem. 4 Mar. 1634, and was drown. 28 Aug. 1657. His wid. m. 13 Nov. 1657, Robert Thornton, of Taunton. There Walter contin. to reside with his mo. By momenta. forgetfulness, that Walter is oft. writ. Waters, this man was, by Farmer, brot. in again as [[vol. 3, p. 201]] an inhab. by name Merry Waters. WALTER, Taunton, s. of the preced. m. 17 Feb. 1683, Martha Cotterill, wh.liv. not long; he m. 31 Jan. 1686, Elizabeth Cunnill.
MERREYFIELD, HENRY, Dorchester 1641, by w. Margaret had John, Elizabeth and Ruth, all bapt. 15 Apr. 1649, Hannah, 7 Apr. 1650; Mary, 18 Apr. 1652; Abigail, 3 Aug. 1656; Benjamin, 12 Dec. 1658; Martha, 28 Apr. 1661; and Henry, 31 July 1664. JAMES, Boston, of wh. I kn. only that he d. 1690. JOHN, Dorchester, s. of Henry, d. bef. mid. a leav. ds. Sarah and Hannah.
MERWIN, MILES, MILFORD, where Lambert reports him in 1645, had Elizabeth; John; Abigail; Thomas; Samuel, b. 21 Aug. 1656; and Miles, 14 Dec. 1638; Daniel, 1661, d. young; Martha and Mary, tw. 23 Jan. 1666, Hannah, 1667; and Deborah, 1670; all the first six nam. in the will of his aunt Abigail, wid. of Rev. John Warham, wh. had bef. been wid. of John Branker, made in 1684, when he calls hims. 60 yrs. old, but in 1692 says a. 70. He d. 23 Apr. 1697, aged a. 74, in his will of 18 May 1695, names third w. Sarah and all the s. liv. four in number, and sev. gr.ch. The inv. 12 May 1697, names six ds. by the surnames of their hs. His first wh. name is untold, d. 10 July 1664; his sec. was Sarah, wid. of Thomas Beach, wh. d. 1670. Elizabeth m. Canfield; Abigail m. a Scofield; Martha m. James Prince; Mary m. a Hull; Hannah m. Abel Holbrook; and Deborah m. a Burwell; MILES, Milford, s. of the preced. m. 20 Sept. 1681, Hannah, wid. of Samuel Miles, had Ann, b. 17 Jan. foll. at New Haven, prob. others.; SAMUEL, New Haven, elder br. of the preced. m. 16 Dec. 1682, Sarah, d. of William Wooden. THOMAS, Norwalk, soon aft. 1672, a propr. 1685, s. of the first Miles, May have had ch. for the name was there diffus. in the third generat. Six of this name have been gr. at Yale.
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