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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MESSER, EDWARD, New Hampsh. 1689. Kelly.
MESSINGER, ANDREW, Norwalk, 1672, may have been as early as 1639 at New Haven, in 1687 had good est. but no ment. of him aft. is found. EBENEZER, Boston, youngest s. of Henry, by w. Rose had Ebenezer, b. 30 Mar. 1688; and Henry, 8 July 1689. EDWARD, Windsor, had Dorcas, b. 1650; Nathaniel, 1653; but no more is heard of him. Dorcas m. Peter Mills. HENRY, Boston, by w. Sarah had John, b. 25 Mar. bapt. in right of his w. 25 Apr. 1641; Sarah, 12 Mar. 1643, a. 6 days old; Simeon, 28 Mar. 1645, a. 4 days old; Henry; Ann, bapt. 20 Jan. 1650, a. 13 days old; Rebecca, b. 26 June 1652; Lydia and Priscilla, tw. 22 Nov. 1656, b. both certain. the latter, d. young; Thomas 22 Mar. 1661; and Ebenezer, 25 0ct. 1665. He was a joiner, ar. co. 1658, freem. 1665, perhaps a short time, a. 1656, at Jamnica, L. I. for one of that name is ment. in Thompson's Hist. The will, of 15 Mar. 1678, [[vol. 3, p. 202]] gives little light on fam. and his est. was not apprais. bef. 30 Apr. 1681, but Ann, d. of John, was, by the wid. in her will of 24 June 1697, consid. Sarah m. 20 Nov. 1660, Richard Mason.
HENRY, Boston, s. of the preced. a joiner, m. Mehitable, d. of Stephen Minot, his w. Truecross,f and d. not long aft. left no ch. His will of 17 Nov. 1686, was pro. by his w. extrix. 5 May aft. She m. Edward Mills. JOHN, Boston, br. perhaps eldest of the preced. by w. Martha had John, b. 2 Jan. 1670; Joshua, 2 Jan. 1671; Sarah, 1 Oct. 1672; and Ann; and prob. d. at mid. age. His wid. m. 5 Sept. 1689, Jeremiah Fitch. NATHAN, Windsor, prob. s. of Edward, tho. rec. calls him Nathaniel, m. 5 Apr. 1678, Rebecca, eldest ch. of Mark Kelsey, had Hannah, b. Sept. 1682; Nathan, 17 Apr. 1684, d. in few mos.; Rebecca, 11 Feb. 1686; Joseph, 2 Sept. 1687; John, 24 Nov. 1689; Return, 4 Aug. 1691; and Nathan, again, 1693. SIMEON, Boston, s. of the first Henry ar. co. 1675, by Bethia, d. of Robert Howard, the notary of Boston, had Bethia, b. 24 May 1668; and Mary, 25 Mar. 1672. THOMAS, Boston, br. of the precea. by w. Elizabeth d. of John Mellows of the same, had Elizabeth b. 23 Mar. 1687, d. young; Sarah, 17 Apr. 1688; Thomas, 18 Jan. 1691; Elizabeth 7 Oct. 1692; Henry, 28 Feb. 1695, H.C. 1717, misprint. in Geneal. Reg. IX.59; and Ebesnezer, 2 June 1697.
METCALF, frequently MEDCALF, in early rec. ELEAZER, Wrentham, s. of the sec. Michael, m. 9 Apr. 1684, Meletiah Fisher, had Eleazer, b. 30 May 1685, d. young; Michael, 21 May 1687; Samuel, 15 Jan. 1689; Ebenezer, 8 Jan. 1691; Jonathan, 9 Apr. 1693; Meletia, Apr. 1695; Timothy, 2 July 1697; Martha and Mary tw. 27 Aug. 1699; and Eleazer, again, 21 Nov. 1701; was deac. and d. 14 May 1704. JOHN, Medfield, s. of the first Michael, b. in Eng. m. 22 Mar. 1647, Mary, d. of Francis Chickering, had John, b. 21, bapt. 26 Mar. 1648; Michael, 20, bapt. 25 Aug. 1650; Mary, 9, bapt. 24 Oct. 1652; these all at Dedham; but at M. we kn. not that we name all, when enumer. Joseph, 22 Nov. 1658; and Hannah, 13 0ct. 1664. He was freem. 1647, and d. 27 Nov. 1675 unless this date belongs to his eldest 8. JOHN, New Haven 1645, a brickmaker, may have been s. or br. of Stephen, as a. the yr. 1647, he rem.
JONATHAN, Dedham, s. of the sec. Michael, m. 10 Apr. 1674, Hannah, d. of John Kenrick, had Jonathan, b. 16 Mar. 1675; John, 20 Mar. 1678; Ebenezer, 14 Feb. 1680; Joseph, 2 or 11 Apr. 1682, H. C. 1703, min. of Falmouth; Timothy, 18 Nov. 1684, d. at 11 yrs; Eleazer, 14 Feb. 1687; Hannah, 10 Apr. 1689; Nathaniel, Apr. 1691; Mehitable; and Mary; was freem. 1683 or 4, his name being ins. ea. yr. and he d. 27 May 1727, and his wid. d. 23 Dec. 1731. Joseph, Ipswich, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rep. in Sept. of that yr. and oft. aft. d. 21 July 1665, aged 60. By his will, we learn [[vol. 3, p. 203]] that his w. was Elizabeth his s. Thomas, b. in Eng. prob. and gr.s. Joseph, Mary, and Elizabeth but, perhaps this had d. soon. His wid. m. 8 Nov. 1670 Edward Beacham. JOSEPH, Ipswich, s. of Thomas, prob by w. Rebecca, had Jacob, b. 8 June 1685, prob. d. soon; and Abigail, 29 Mar. 1686.
MICHAEL, Dedbam, b. 1586, at Tatterford, in Co. Norfolk, was a dornock weaver at Norwich, and free of the city, where all his ch. were b. m. 13 Oct. 1616, Sarah, had Michael, b. 13 Nov. 1617, d. soon; Mary, 14 Oct. 1618, but the geneal. of the fam. in Reg. VI. 173, says 14 Feb. 1619; Michael, again, 29 Aug. 1620; John, 5 or 15 Sept. 1622, bef. ment. Sarah, 10 Sept. 1624: Elizabeth 4 Oct. 1626; Martha, 27 Mar. or Oct. 1628, Thomas, 27 Dec. 1629 or 30; Ann, 1 Mar. 1631 or 34, d. soon; Jane, 24 Mar. 1632; and Rebecca, 5 Apr. 1635; his w. was b. at a village near Norwich, he says, 17 June 1593, but possib.the figures have been mistaken, as in the examin. one week bef. the sail. of the ship, call. I think, the Rose, of Yarmouth, from Yarmouth, Apr. 1637, he calls hims. 45 yrs; of age, and w. 39. "From the relig. tyranny" exercised a by Wren, then Bp. of Norwich, he felt forced to esc. even at the expense of separ. from his fam. for a time, and emb. at London, 17 Sept. 1636, for N. E. but was sadly tormented by equal tempests on the water, and the ship at Christmas put back to Plymouth; and so far was this a happiness that in Apr. foll. he had license for the whole. fam. to come; only 8 ch. are ment. in the custom-ho. docum. but can hardly doubt that the name of John was casually overlook.
At Boston he arr. "three days bef. mid. sum. with w. nine ch. and a serv." wh. was Thomas Comberbach, aged 16, I presume in one of the three ships ment. by Winthrop as coming in, from Ipswich, 20 June. He may have been br. of Joseph; was freem. 13 May 1640, or 18 May 1642, and, perhaps, swore on both days, tho. more prob. it is a fault of the Secr. as in the list appears. His w. d. 21 Feb. 1645, and he m. 13 Aug. foll. Martha, wid. of Thomas Pigg, or Pidge; and he d. 27 Dec. 1664. A very curious docum. his engagm. aft. 70 yrs. of age to keep the town ch. in 1656, is giv. in Geneal. Reg. X. 282. His will, made six wks. bef. gives to eight ch. Michael being d. and ea. of the ds. m. Martha hav. then a sec. or third h. to gr.ch. Michael, s. of Michael, and gr.ch. William Brignall, s. of d. Martha, wh. was a mem. of Roxbury ch. by her first h. and to Martha Bullard, d. of his w. Mary, m. 24 Nov. 1642, Henry Wilson, Sarah m. Robert Onion, was his sec. w. the first hav. d. in Apr. 1643; Elizabeth m. 5 Sept. 1648, Thomas Bancroft of Reading; Martha m. William Brignall, next, 2 Aug. 1654, Christopher Smith as the Geneal. Reg. VI. 173, says, tho. I doubt its correctness, for Christopher Smith in 1668, is nam. in his will. by Jonathan Fairbanks as h. of his d. Mary, and third h. . . . Stow; Jane m. 1654, Samuel Walker, [[vol. 3, p. 204]] (tho. strong, doubts of error in the name are felt) of Rehoboth ; and Rebecca m. 5 Apr. 1659, John Mackintosh.
MICHAEL, Dedham, eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 2 or 12 Apr. 1644, Mary, d. of John Fairbanks, says the Metcalf geneal. bef. ment. but perhaps by mistake, had Michael, b. 21 Jan. 1645; Mary, 15 Aug. 1646; Sarah, 7 Dec. 1648; Jonathan, 21 Sep 1650; and Eleazer, 20 Mar. 1653, bef. ment. was freem. 1645, and d. (ten yrs. bef. his f.) 24 Dec. 1654. Mary m. 10 Dec. 1668, John Ware; and Sarah m. 4 June 1677, Robert Ware. MICHAEL, Dedham, s. of the preced. 17 Sept. 1672, Elizabeth not, I think, as Goodwin has it, d. but wid. of the sec. John Kingsbury, d. of Thomas Fuller, both of the same, had Michael, b. 9 May 1674, Mary, 3 Oct. 1676; Thomas, 3 Jan. 1679; Sarah, 26 Apr. 1682; Eleazer, 12 Feb. 1685; Hannah, 17 Apr. 1687; Daniel, 25 July 1691; and Elizabeth; was freem. 1690, and d. 2 Sept. 1693. His wid. d. 24 Oct. 1732. STEPHEN, New Haven 1639, a brickmaker, aft. 1647 prob. rem. was in good repute. THOMAS, Dedham, youngest s. of the first Michael, b. in Eng. m. 12 Sept. 1656, Sarah Paige, had Sarah, b. 3 Mar. 1658; Mary, bapt. 25 Nov. 1660; Samuel, b. 17 0ct. 1661, d. soon; Thomas; 22 Sept. 1663, d. soon; Samuel, again, 17 Sept. 1668; Thomas, again, 7 or 21 May 1671; John, 20 Sept. 1675; and Judith, 25 Nov. 1677, d. at 5 yrs. The w. d. and he m. 2 Dec. 1679, Ann Paine of Rehoboth, was freem. 1653, deac. and rep. 1691, d. 16 Nov. 1702. Sarah m. 23 Nov. 1676, Samuel Whiting, and d. 1702.
THOMAS, Ipswich 1648, s. of Joseph the first, b. in Eng. I suppose, had Mary, b. 23 June 1658; Joseph, 27 Jan. 1661; Thomas, 4 Dec. 1667; beside prob. Elizabeth nam. in the will of gr.f. He was freem. 1674. Of the mo. of these ch. we kn. nothing; but he may have d. and one Thomas of Ipswich, a widower, m. 1658, wid. Lydia Davis. Still more uncertainty is felt unless we give him ano. w. for the wid. of Thomas M. nam. Abigail, d. at I. 5 May 1727, aged 88 yrs. An earlier Thomas of Ipswich is found by Mr. Felt to be inhab. there 1638. THOMAS, Dedham, s. of the first Thomas, m. 24 Nov. 1696, Sarah, d. of William Avery, the sec. of the name, had Sarah, b. 26 Apr. 1698, d. in few wks.; Samuel, 9 Apr. 1699, d. at 14 yrs. Thomas, 30 Dec. 1701; and Sarah, 1 Dec. 1703, and he d. 12 Dec. 1704; and his wid. m. 6 Apr. 1709, Joseph Wight, and d. 1748. Two of this name had, in 1829, been gr. at Harv. and seven at the other N. E. coll. It is oft. in old rec. writ. as no doubt it was sound. Medcalf.
METHUP, with five varriatios, DANIEL, Watertown, m. 25 or 27 Mar. 1664 (Bond gives both dates) Bethia, perhaps d. of Anthony Beers, had Bethia, b. 24 Feb. 1665; Mary, 13 Sept. 1666; Daniel, 10 May 1668; Robert, 31 Aug. 1671; Isaac, 22 Dec. 1672; Sarah, 14 Feb. 1675; [[vol. 3, p. 205]] Abigail, 2 June 1678; and Hannah, 31 July 1681. He d. 24 Feb. 1717, and his wid. d. 22 Feb. 1722. Dissatisf. with all the forms of this name, Bond inq. if it be not pervers. of Maddock.
MEW, ELLIS, New Haven, took o. of fidel. 1654, is one of the freem. 1669, by w. Ann, d. of William Gibbons, had Ann; and Dodd, 135, tells no more. In his list of deaths is Ann, only ch. 1681, and Ann, wid. Feb. 1704. But he might have added, that the h. and f. d. 1681; and in 1685 his heirs appear, as proprs. without discrimin. as he had not long been d.
MICO, JOHN, Boston 1689, merch. m. 20 Aug. of that yr. Mary, d. of Thomas Brattle, and d. Oct. 1718. His wid. d. 22 Dec. 1733.
MIDDLEBROOK, JOSEPH, Concord, went with Rev. John Jones to Fairfield 1644, in 1670 was propr. there, call. sen. and prob. d. in Nov. 1686, the inv. of his est. being 22 of that mo. He m. Mary, wid. of Benjamin Turney, the first, had s. of the same name with hims. and d. Phebe, w. of Samuel Wilson, the only heirs.
MIDDLECOTT, RICARD, Boston, came from Warminister, Co. Wilts, bring. s. Edward, m. here sec. w. Sarah, wid. of Tobias Payne, wh. had been wid. of sec. Miles Standish, and d. of John Winslow, had Mary, b. July 1674, bapt. 2 May 1675; Sarah, 2 June 1678; and Jane, 16 Sept. 1682; was freem. 1690, nam. one of the counc. in the new Chart. by Mather, and left out at the first popul. elect. d. 1704. His wid. d. 1728. Mary m. Henry Gibbs; and next, Othaniel Haggett of Barbadoes; Sarah m. 26 Mar. 1702, Louis Boucher; and Jane m. 7 Jan. 1703, Elisha Cooke, jr.
MIDDLETON, JAMES, Dover 1658, rem. to Maine 1665. THOMAS, L. I. 1661. Thompson. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 11 Feb. 1673; Abigail, 22 Mar. 1680; Alice, 4 July 1684; and Joanna, 8 Nov. 1687. He d. 3 Mar. 1699 aged 74, says the gr.stone found, Oct. 1850, in the wall of the tower of the Old South ch.
MIGHILL, EZEKIEL, Rowely, s. of Thomas of the same. JOHN, Suffield, was, perhaps, s. of Thomas of Rowley, d. 1702, John, Thomas, Nathaniel, and Nicholas, but no d. is nam. NATHANIEL, Rowley, s. of the first Thomas, was prob. a merch. and d. 13 Oct. 1677, without issue. SAMUEL, Rowley, s. of Thomas, was perhaps b. bef. com. to our country m. 21 Nov. 1657, Elizabeth d. of Abraham Toppan of Newbury, was tax. in 1691, STEPHEN, Rowley, s. prob. youngest, of Thomas of the same, m. Sarah d. of Rev. Samuel Phillips, had Nathaniel, b. 1684; and two ds.
THOMAS, Roxbury, with w. Ellen was adm. of the ch. perhaps as early as 1637, at least the name is ent. prior to that of Rev. John Miller, wh. he accomp. from Roxbury, to Rowley, 1639, was deac. of the ch. gath. 3 Dec. 1639, freem. 13 May 1640, rep. 1648; had Samuel, possib. b. in Eng. but more prob. not; Thomas, at Rowley, 29 Oct. 1639, H. C. [[vol. 3, p. 206]] 1663; John; Ezekiel, 1642; Timothy, 1644; Nathaniel, 1646; Stephen, 1651; and two ds. of wh. one was Mary. THOMAS, Scituate s. of the preced. preach. some yrs. m. at Roxbury, 8 Nov. 1669, Bethia, d. perhaps, of Joseph. (more prob. of Daniel) Weld, and had d. Elizabeth bapt. 30 Apr. 1671; and Hannah, 22 Mar. 1674; bef. going to S. and there had Mary, b. 1683, Samuel, 1685, H. C. 1704; and Grace, 1688, was ord. over the sec. ch. at S. 15 Oct. 1684, and d. 26 Aug. 1689. Deane. His s. Samuel taught the gr. sch. at Hadley, perhaps aft. at Milton, m. and liv. some yrs. at Hartford, but was poor, went back to Hadley, d. at S. Hadley 11 Apr. 1769, long support. by the town.
MILBURNE, WILLIAM, Saco, was the min. 1685, acc. Folsom, 137, prob. d. at Boston, Aug. 1699.
MILBURY, or MILLBURY, HENRY, York 1680, had a fam. for the will of William Dixon gave something to his childr. and he may have m. a d. of Dixon. RICHARD, York 1680, perhaps s. of the preced. sw. alleg. 1681, as did Henry.
MILDMAY, WILLIAM, s. of Sir Henry of Graces, in Essex, H. C. 1647, tho. sent by his f. with a tutor from Eng. Richard Lyon, is ranked lowest in his class, yet had his A. M. in regul. course. Sir Walter, of the same fam. was founder, in the time of Queen Elizabeth of Emanuel Coll. at the Univ. of Cambridge, wh. supplied N. E. in its early days, as Farmer remarks, with some of the chief lights that illumin. its chhs. and well may be added the venerab. Gov. Bradstreet.
MILES, BENJAMIN, Dedham, s. of Samuel, freem. 1678. JOHN, Concord 1637 freem. 14 Mar. 1639, by w. Sarah had Mary, b. 11 Feb. 1640, and, perhaps, no other ch. His w. d. 18 July 1678, and he m. Susanna, wid. of John Rediat, had John, b. 20 May 1680; Samuel, 19 Feb. 1682; and Sarah, 25 May 1686; d. 28 Aug. 1693, hav. made his will two yrs. bef. in wh. are ment. ch. of both ws. His wid. m. 10 Nov. 1698, William Wilson of Billerica Sarah m. 10 May 1670, Edward Putnam of Salem. JOHN, New Haven, s. of the first Richard, m. 11 Apr. 1665, Elizabeth d. of John Harriman of the same, had Elizabeth b. 21 Dec. foll.; John, 9 Jan. 1668; Mary, 10 Mar. 1670; Richard, 21 Mar. 1672; and Samuel, 6 Apr. 1674. His w. d. 31 Dec. 1675, and he m. 2 Nov. 1680, Mary, d. of Joseph Alsop, of the same, had Hannah, 10 Aug. 1681; Daniel, 20 Sept. 1683; and Joseph, 26 Oct. 1690. He was a capt. made his will 28 Nov. 1700, but liv. to 7 Nov. 1704; and the wid. d. 16 0ct. 1705; freem. 1669, lieut. in 1675, and propr. in 1685.
JOHN, Boston, min. of the first Bapt. ch. rem. 1683 to Swansey. JOHN, Concord, s. of the first John, m. 16 Apr. 1702, Mary, d. of Dr. Jonathan Prescot, had John, b. 24 Dec. 1704, Jonathan, 13 Feb. 1706; Mary, 18 Oct. 1709; Elizabeth 16 Nov. 1714, d. young, James, 1 Aug. 1719; and Benjamin, 26 [[vol. 3, p. 207]] Nov. 1724; and d. 23 Aug. 1725. JOSEPH, Kittery, submit. 1652, to jurisdict. of Mass. JOSEPH, Salem, arraign. as a Quaker 1659, may have been the passeng. wh. took the o. of supremacy and alleg. 26 Mar. 1634, pass for N. E. in the Mary and John, tho. it may be he was his s. for we hear not where the passeng. sat down. He m. 18 Jan. 1662, Mary Whelan, as in Essex Inst. II. 297 is told, but I fear the ceremony was not legal. However, as his w. d. next yr. perhaps no prosecut. was had; and he was m. in a more satisfact. way, 7 Nov. 1664, to Exercise Felton, had Mary, b. 1 Apr. 1666; Susanna, 7 Oct. 1667; Abigail, 5 July 1669; and Mary, again, 27 Mar. 1671.
RICHARD, Milford 1639, New Haven, 1643, then had 7 in his fam. of wh. Samuel was bapt. at 12 Apr. 1640, being the first in that town; but at New Haven, Hannah, Oct. 1642; and John, Oct. 1644; but the days of both are unkn. as tho. Hannah's is giv. in print 7, it is wrong, in that most valua. list, with so many other errors, furnished by the scrupulous Henry White of that city. Aft. spend. in ea. day of a whole week, not a few hours, in compar. that rec. as thus publish. I wrote to ask explana. of the discrepancies and errors, and obtain. full ansr. The town clk.'s entries may be relived on, in opposit. to those of the ch. that, I am happy to say, is contra. to com. experience. Take p. 39 of Geneal. Reg. IX. where names of 80 bapt. are giv. and only one half are true, 27 being positiv. false, and 13 more deficient in days.
Two ch. of Rev. William Hooke are correct. enter.; but of two of John Davenport, the s. of the pastor, one is clea. wrong, 19 Nov. 1666, wh. was Monday. We kn. that ordin. was never allow. on a week day. He d. 7 Jan. 1667. In his will of 28 Dec. 1666, names w. Catherine, eldest s. Richard, and to other ch. without nam. makes div. In 1651 he was rep. His w. was, no doubt, a sec. or third w. for in the will wh. was pro. 13 June 1667, a ft. provid.for his ch. he gave residue to her, bec. she had considerable, when he m.her, part of wh. belong. to her childr. by former h. She d. 27 Jan. 1687, at Wallingford. Of the ds. Martha m. 20 0ct. 1650, George Pardee; Mary m. 12 Dec. 1654, Jonathan Ince, and next, Oct. 1661, Rev. Thomas Hanford; Ann m. 3 Nov. 1664, Samuel Street, min. of Wallingford. RICHARD, New Haven, wh. sw. fidel. 1654, then call. jr. may have been s. of the first w. but we kn. no more.
RICHARD, Boston, by w. Experience had Elizabeth b. 22 Dec. 1664; and Richard, 10 Oct. 1667. SAMUEL, Dedham 1642, freem. 1645, by w. Frances had Samuel, bapt. 29 Mar. 1646, d. next mo.; Benjamin, 13 Apr. 1651, bef. ment.; Elizabeth 5 Dec. 1652, and Rebecca, 17 May 1657. SAMUEL, Boston, m. 16 Oct. 1659, Elizabeth d. of Francis Dowse, had Samuel, b. 27 Apr. 1662. SAMUEL, New Haven, freem. 1669, wh. d. 24 Dec. 1678, was s. of the first Richard. By first w. had John, b. 29 Jan. 1664, wh. d. young. He m. sec w. 9 Apr. 1667, Hannah, d. of the sec. Benjamin Wilmot, had Samuel b. and d. 1668; Abigail, 3 Jan. 1670; Samuel, again, 15 July 1672; Stephen, 5 Dec. 1674; and Theophilus, 17 Mar. 1677; the last four were liv. at his d. His wid. m. 20 Sept. 1681. Miles Merwin, jr.
SAMUEL, Concord, s. of the first John of the same, m. 28 Jan. 1706, Sarah Foster, had Samuel, b. 20 Mar. 1707; Joseph, 8 Aug. 1709; Sarah, 1 Sept. 1711; Ezekiel, 26 Dec. 1713; Esther, 10 Sept. [vol. 3, p. 208]] 1716; Martha, 18 Mar. 1719; Nathan, 14 Jan. 1721; Reuben, 12 Dec. 1723; and Charles, 28 June 1727. Whether some of the foregoing should be spell. Mills, or whether other, should be brot. in here from that platoon, I have vain. labor. to ascert. In the old rec. we may find the same man, often, in or under differ. names.
MILK, or MILKE, JOHN, Salem, authoriz. chimney sweep. 1663, He m. 3 Apr. 1665, Sarah Weston, prob. d. of John, had John, b. 8 Jan. 1669; and Mary, 22 Mar. 1670.
MILLARD, JOHN, Rehoboth, a tanner, had a s. of the same name, perhaps bef. 1658. Baylies, II. 208. THOMAS, Boston, had a lot for five heads, gr. him at Mount Wollaston 1639.
MILLER, ABRAHAM, Charlestown, had Susanna, bapt. 12 June 1692. He was, perhaps, s. of James, the Scotchman. ABRAHAM, Northampton, youngest s. of William of the same, m. 1 Jan. 1700, Hannah, d. of Elder Preserved Clapp, had John, b. 4 Feb. 1701; Abraham, 29 Nov. 1702; Jonathan, 12 Mar. 1704; d. young; Roger, 22 July 1705; Hannah, 24 Oct. 1707; Wait, 26 July 1711; Zebediah, 6 Nov. 1713; William, 21 Sept. 1716; and Seth, 25 June 1719. Both the last nam. d. soon; and he d. 7 Feb. 1727. His wid. m. 1729, lieut. John Parsons, and d. 8 Nov. 1758. ALEXANDER, Dorchester 1637, freem. 2 May 1638, was never m. that we hear of, or at least no ch. is ment. ANDREW, Enfield, an early sett. d. 1708, aged 60, had David, wh. m. 1713, Hannah Miller, and d. 1715. ANTHONY, Dover, was rep. 1674-6.
EBENEZER, Northampton, s. of William of the same, m. 1688, Sarah, d. of Samuel Allen of the same, had Mary, b. a. 1689; John, 12 Jan. 1692 d. young; Ebenezer, 15 Aug. 1696; Jonathan; Hannah, 20 Aug. 1700; Joseph, 4 June 1705; Aaron, 6 Nov. 1708; Patience; and John, again; and d. 23 Dec. 1737. His will, of 1735, names w. the five s. and two ds. liv. and childr. of d. Patience. EPHRIAM, Kittery, bef. 1690, had, beside Samuel, Martha, who, w. m. John Wentworth of Dover, and Mary, wh. m. Ephraim Wentworth. GEORGE, Easthampton, L. I. 1660. Thompson. HUMPHREY, Reading, by Mr. Eaton ins. among early sett. m. at Cambridge, 12 Sept. 1677, Elizabeth Smith, had not issue kn. to me.
JAMES, Charleston, perhaps s. of Richard, m. 25 Nov. 1673, Hannah, d. of John George, who join. the ch. 15 Apr. 1677, and was then bapt. had James, b. 19 Dec. 1674 ; Hannah, 16, bapt. 22 July 1677; Elinor, bapt. 16 May 1680; James, again b. 1, bapt. 5 Feb. 1682; Richard, 13, bapt. 19 0ct. 1684; Elizabeth 27 Dec. 1686, bapt. 2 Jan. foll.; John, b. 27 Aug. 1688; Mary, 6, bapt. 15 June 1690, and Ruth, 31 Dec. 1693, bapt. 7 Jan. foll. and he d. 10 Jan. 1705; aged a. 64. His wid. d. 11 Dec. 1733, aged 78. He d. 2 Aug. 1676, Farmer says, tho. a doubt arises as to the justness of the date, exc. for that of d. of his first b. ch. None of this name was ever heard of at C. a short time prior, certain. no householder in 1658. Yet in Dec. 1676 a James is adm. of the ch. and freem. in May foll. and in Mar. of next yr. two Jameses are among the householders, [[vol. 3, p. 209]]
prob. mov. in from neighb. town, one of wh. was selectman 1690, and ano. perhaps the Scotchman, whose s. was prob. the other, for his d. was 14 July 1690, and his w. Mary join. to the ch. 5 Aug. 1677, being pt. that day, with her eight ch. James, Mary, Robert, Job, Abraham, Isaac, Mercy, and Jane. The rec. of his f.'s d. 1 Aug. 1688, calls him "sen. an aged Scotchman, above 70."
Still ano. JAMES, prob. not of Charlestown, a soldier, was k. by the Ind. 4 Sept. 1675, near Northfield, with his capt. Beers. JAMES, Norwalk, 1671, wh. we hear no more, exc. that he liv. at Rye nine yrs. aft. JOHN Dorchester 1636, by some thot. not by me, perhaps s. of Richard the first, had sh. in 1637, says Harris, of the lds. in the neck, now South Boston; but he was rather of Roxbury, in my opinion, for there is rec. of his d. Mehitable, b. 12 July 1638, and with w. Lydia, he belonged to Eliot 's ch. of wh. he was an elder, was bred at Gonville and Caius Coll. Cambridge, where he took his A. B. 1627, freem. 22 May 1639, without the prefix of respect; brot. from Eng. John, b. Mar. 1632, perhaps had there other ch. or aft. coming here, may have had at Roxbury, or at Rowley, some not ment. went to be min. 1639 at Rowley, and was also the first town clk. there, where he had Lydia, b. 2 Feb. or 12 Apr. 1640, as the numerals are read both ways, contin. only two or three yrs. and he was invit. to go on the mission of 1642 to Virg. but declin. it, and soon aft. accept. the call to Yarmouth, Cape Cod; yet he can hardly have been long resid. there. At Roxbury, again he was liv. had Susanna, b. 2 May, by Yarmouth rec. but by R. 24, bapt. 29 Aug. 1647, who d. at Charlestown, unm. 14 Oct. 1669; Elizabeth 13 Oct. 1649; perhaps preach where any tempo. want existed. His w. d. at Boston, 7 Aug. 1658, and he d. at Groton, 12 June 1669. His s. John took admin. of his est. 3 July foll.
His d. Mehitable m. John Crow of Yarmouth; Lydia m. a Fish of Sandwich; Faith m. 3 Aug. 1664, Nathaniel Winslow of Marshfield, and d. 9 Nov. 1729; Elizabeth m. Samuel Frost of Billerica; Hannah m. 22 May 1666; Joseph Frost of Charlestown; and Mary, the youngest I suppose, m. 8 Nov. 1677, John Whittmore of Charlestown. JOHN, Dover 1647, was, perhaps, of Kennebec, 1665, as in Sullivan, 287, and sw. alle. to the k. 1681. JOHN, Yarmouth, s. of Rev. John, b. in Eng. m. 24 Dec. 1659, Margaret, d. of the first Josiah Winslow, had Lydia, b. 18 May 1661; Rebecca, 7 Nov. 16; Hannah, 19 Apr. 1666; Margaret, 19 Apr. 1668; Mehitable, 14 May 1670; John, 20 Feb. 1673 ; Margaret, again, 2 Mar. 1675; Susanna, 26 July 1677; Josiah, 27 Oct. 1679; and John, again, 16 Oct. 1681. He was rep. 1671-82; d of his ds. we find m. of the first three, viz.: Lydia, 29 Dec. 1681, Jacob Cook; Rebecca, 15 Feb. 1682, to Thomas Clark; and Hannah, 12 Feb. 1690, to Joseph Hall.
JOHN, Rehoboth 1643, may have gone [[vol. 3, p. 210]] from Dorchester, but not so prob. as that he was f. of John, Ichabod, and Robert, who all appear there in div. of lds. 1668. His w. Elizabeth was bur. 18 Apr. 1680. JOHN, Wethersfield, one of the first sett. a. 1636; rem. 1642 to Stamford, there d. very soon, leav. wid.; and s. John, Jonathan, and Joseph, all liv. 1666, when his will was brot. in 6 Nov. tho. his wid. had m. Obadiah Seely, bore him three ch. and was at the same time call. to make inv. for her latter h. JOHN, Easthampton, L. I. 1650 Thompson.
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