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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PICKTON, THOMAS, Salem, had, says Felt, gr. of ld. 1639, was on Beverly side, by will of 19 Oct. pro. 28 Nov. 1677, gave all his est. to w. Ann, wh. d. in 1683, aged 83.
PICKWORTH, AMARIAH, Salem, had, says very good autho. d. Rachel, who m. the sec. John Sibley, but I fell no small degree of hesitat. bec. the first John S. m. Rachel Pickworth, as is said. BENJAMIN, Salem, s. of John, had w. Elizabeth nam. in his will, 20 Aug. 1681. JOHN, Salem 1637, had gone from some part of the Bay to Plymouth 1631, got a w. and went back, says Gov. Bradford in letter of Feb. 1632. His w. Ann join. the ch. 1638, and had bapt. Ruth, Hannah, and John, 14 Oct. that yr.; Samuel; Joseph, 12 Feb. 1643; Rachel, 3 May 1646; Benjamin, 2 July 1648; Sarah, 6 oct. 1650; Abigail, Oct. 1652; and Jacob, 3 Sept. 1654. He had gr. of ld at New London 1651, but forfeit. for non resid. Ruth m. Nathaniel Masters; Rachel m. John Sibley; and Sarah m. 25 Mar. 1680, Joseph Mazury. His will of 27 June 1663, was pro. 25 Nov. foll. names 4 s. the first ment. and 3 ds. but inv. had been tak. three mos. Elias, of Beverly 1687, may have been ano. s. or perhaps a gr.s.
JOHN, Salem, s. of the preced. d. 1681, prob. unm. for his br. Joseph, as admor. giv. inv. 29 Nov. in that yr. propos. div. of the prop. one third to Ann his mo. one third to hims. and one third to two sis. prob. Rachel and Sarah, and we can hardly doubt that the other three were d. SAMUEL, Salem, a soldier, k. in Philip's war, 15 Dec. 1675, was s. of John, m. 3 Nov. 1667, Sarah, d. prob. of the first John Marston, [[vol. 3, p. 426]] had Sarah, b. 17 July 1668; Hannah, 3 May 1670; Samuel, 3 Sept. 1672; and Mary, 30 July 1675. he left wid. Sarah. See General. Reg. II. 243. I regret to add, that young Samuel was an unhappy witness in 1692, at some of the witch trials, and, of course, was led to swear to more than was true.
PID, RICHARD, freem. of Mass. 22 June 1642, is wholly unkn. to me.
PIDDELL, CORBITT, of Conn. as strange a name as the preced. had a suit in Court 1649.
PIDCOCK, or PIDCOKE, GEORGE, Scituate m. 1640, Sarah Richards, was liv. 1670, and Deane, 324, says no fam. is heard of. In the Col. Rec. it is found, that he gave to the town that yr. both hims. and his propr. as being too feeble to manage his affairs.
PIDGE. See Pigg.
PIERCE, PEARSE, PEARS, PEIRSE, or PEARCE, ABRAHAM, Plymouth 1629, had sh. in div. of cattle that yr. of Duxbury 1643, was a propr. of Bridgewater 1645, by w. Rebecca had Abraham, b. Jan. 1638; Isaac; and three ds. of wh. Alice was bapt. at Barnstable, 21 July 1650; and d. at D. 1673. Haz. I. 326; Baylies II. 254. ABRAHAM, Duxbury, s. of the preced. by w. Hannah had Abraham; John; and Samuel; and d. Jan. 1718. ANTHONY, Watertown, eldest s. of John of the same, b. in Eng. freem. 3 Sept. 1634, but by Felt is claim. for Salem that yr. yet perhaps against the stronger right of W. for here the rec. says by w. Sarah or Ann (for he had two, but Ann was the surv.) was b. Mary, 28 Dec. 1633; John, eldest s. whose date is not kn.; Mary, again, 1636; Jacob, 15 Sept. 1637; Daniel, 1 Jan. 1640; Martha, 24 Apr. 1641; Joseph; Benjamin, 1649; and Judith, 18 July 1650; and he d. 9 May 1678. Mary m. Ralph Read of Woburn; and Judith m. 16 Feb. 1667, John Sawin. AZERIKAM, or AZRAKIM, Warwick, is suppos. to have come in from Rehoboth, or Swanzey, had ch. Samuel and Tabitha, perhaps others. BENJAMIN, Scituate, s. of Michael, m. 1678, Martha, d. of James Adams, had Martha, Jerusha, Benjamin, Ebenezer, Persis, Caleb, Thomas, Adams, Jermiah, and Elisha, b. betw. 1679 and 99. Deane.
BENJAMIN, Watertown, s. of Anthony, m. 15 Jan. 1678, Hannah, d. of Joshua Brooks of Concord; had eight ch. says Bond, but he names only Hannah, b. 25 Dec. 1679; Benjamin, 29 Apr. 1682; Grace, 4 June 1685; Sarah, 1 Jan. 1688; Samuel, 22 Aug. 1689; Lydia, 3 Oct. 1692; and Hannah, again, 2 Jan. 1700; was freem . 1690; but the time of d. is not ment. Benjamin, Woburn, s. perhaps of Robert, more prob. of Thomas of the same, by w. Mary had Benjamin, b. 28 Aug. 1689; Mary, 29 Jan. 1692; Esther, 25 Oct. 1696; Rebecca, Oct. 1698; Deborah, 5 Dec. 1700; Thomas, 23 Nov. 1702; and Zurishaddai, 22 June 1705. DANIEL Watertown, blacksmith, came in the [[vol. 3, p. 427]] Elizabeth from Ipswich, Co. suff. (but call. of London by Coffin) 1634, aged 23; freem. 2 May 1638, rem. to Newbury, by w. Sarah had Daniel, b. 15 May 1642; Joshua, 15 May 1643; and Martha, 14 Feb. 1648. He sw. fidel. 1652, and m. 26 Dec. 1654, Ann, perhaps wid. of Thomas Millerd, and d. 27 Nov. 1677, leav. good est. His wid. d. 27 Nov. 1690; and his d. m. perhaps a Thorpe.
DANIEL, Groton, s. of Anthony, as from Butler's Hist. we learn, by w. Elizabeth and Elizabeth b 16 May 1665; Daniel, 28 Nov. 1666; John, 18 Aug. 1668; Ephraim, 15 Oct. 1673; and Josiah, 2 May 1675. Of course, the Ind. hostil. drove him away; and Bond fixes him at Watertown, and says he had Jospeh; Abigail, b. 3 Jan. 1682; Hannah, bapt. 16 Jan. 1687; and Benjamin, the same day; the last three at W. ++ *DANIEL, Newbury, s. of Daniel of the same, by w. Joanna had Joanna; Daniel, b. 20 Dec. 1663; Ann, 22 May 1666; Benjamin, 16 Feb. 1669; Joshua, 16 Oct. 1671; Thomas, 1 May 1674; Martha, 26 Feb. 1677; Sarah, 3 Oct. 1679; George, 5 Mar. 1682; Mary, 14 Apr. 1685; John, 16 Oct. 1687; and Catharine, 18 Sept. 1690; was a capt. rep. 1682 and 3, of the council of safety on the revo. 1689, col. of one of the Essex reg. rep. under the new chart, in the import. yr. 1692; and d. 22 Jan. tho. Hutch, II. 48, makes it 4 Apr. 1704. His w. d. 26 Sept. 1690, and Daniel and Joanna, the eldest two ch. a few days bef. DAVID, Dorchester, freem. 7 Dec. 1636; but Mr. Paige, in his very careful list, Geneal, Reg. III. 94, read it Price.
EDWARD, Watertown 1639, says Bond, wh. thinks he went to Wetherfield, but nothing certain is kn. of the man. EPHRAIM, Weymouth, perhaps s. of Michael, by w. Hannah, d. of John Halbrook of the sam, had Azikam, b. 4 Jan. 1672; prob. Ephraim; and perhaps others. GEORGE, Boston, a smith, m. Mary, d. of Richard Woodhouse, had Mary, b. 20 June 1660, and he d. 7 Dec. 1661. GEORGE, Portsmouth, R. I. m. 7 Apr. 1687, Alice, d. of Richard Hart, had Susanna, b. 21 Aug. 1688; and perhaps more. GILES, Greenwich, R. I. 1687, ISAAC, Boston, tailor, m. Grace, d. of Lewis Tucker of Casco. JAMES, Boston, k. in youth, by lightning, at Plymouth 1660. JAMES, Woburn, s. of Thomas, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 11 Oct. 1688; James, 28 Feb. 1690; and perhaps rem. JOHN, the patentee under the Pres. and Counc. of N. E. 1620 and 1, tho. connect. with the pilgr. of Plymouth, never came, in my opin. to this shore, yet Willis seems contra. I. 13. After most respectful consider. of the docum. refer. to in his note, I am constrain. to express a confidence, that the London clothworker never succeed. in accomplish, tho. he did undertake, a voyage to Plymouth, the ship being put back in distress. My judgment seems to have confirmat. by what is read in Bradford, 140.
*JOHN, Dorchester, came perhaps in the Mary and John, 1630, or in the Lion, [[vol. 3, p. 428]] Feb. 1631, is call, mariner from Stepney, one of the modern London parishes, freem. 18 May 1631, by w. Parnell had Joseph, b. 30 Oct. 1631; Abia, or Abigail, 17 July 1633; John, 3 Mar. 1635, d. the same mo.; Nehemiah, 12 July 1637, d. Oct. 1639; and his w. d. the same mo. He was selectman 1636 and 41; rep. Mar. 1639; rem. 1642 to Boston, m. sec. w. 10 Aug. 1654, Rebecca, wid. of Thomas Wheeler, and d. 17 Sept. 1661. His will made the day bef. ment. w. Rebecca, s. Samuel, and Nehemiah, ds. Mehitable, the w. of Jermiah Rogers, prob. eldest, and her three ch. beside Mary, Mercy, and Exercise, as may be read in Geneal, Reg. X 359, 60. In the Hist. of Dorchester, 71, Samuel is supposed to be elder than Nehemiah, "as he is ment. first;" but it seems clear, that he was younger, no doubt, by the sec. w. Ano. JOHN of Dorchester, wh. by w. Mary had sev. ch. is so indistinguisha. as to w. or ch. by the respective names, that we must be content to call one a cooper, and one a selectman, without confidence a. either as more respect. than the other.
JOHN, Watertown, freem. Mar. 1638. a man of very good est. project. settlem. at Sudbury and Lancaster, d. 19 Aug. 1661; and his will of 4 Mar. 1658 was pro. 1 Oct. foll. In it he provides for 2. Elizabeth eldest s. Anthony, and other childr. without naming; but his wid. in her will of 15 Mar. 1667, in wh. mo. she d. aged 79, supplies the defic. naming ch. Anthony, John, Robert, Esther Morse, w. of Joseph, Mary Coldam, whose h. is not of my acquaint. beside gr.childr. Mary Ball, and ano. Ball, Esther Morse, and the childr. of Anthony and Robert. He had also d. Judith wh. m. 30 Jan 1645, Francis Wyman, but she d. bef. her f. By Bond he is correct. judged to be the man emb. 1637 at Yarmouth, with w. and ch. he aged 49 yrs. w. Elizabeth 36, ch. John, Barbara, Elizabeth and Judith, with a serv. John Gedney, 19, as had been print. in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 95, and again is giv. in Geneal. Reg. XIV. 325. He was from Norwich, a weaver. JOHN, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had John and Elizabeth tw. b. 16 June 1643; and of him nothing more is kn. unless he may be that man call. John Peirse, to whose four ch. John Mills of Boston, in his will, Oct. 1651, made gift.
*JOHN, Woburn,prob. s. of John of Watertown, and b. in Eng. had John, b. 23 Nov. 1644; Joseph, 12 Sept. 1646; and Thomas, 3 May 1649; perhaps others bef. or aft. was freem. in Apr. and rep. May 1690. JOHN, Gloucester, Husbandman, freem. 1651, m. 4 Nov. 1643 w. Elizabeth had Mary, b. Sept. 1650; and John, 40 July 1653. His w. d. 3 July 1673, and he m. 12 Sept. foll. Jane Stanwood, and d. 15 Dec. 1695. His wid. d. 18 Aug. 1706. JOHN, Boston, s. of Anthony of Watertown, adm. as inhab. 28 Feb. 1643, freem. 1648, m. 15 Apr. 1656, Ruth, d. of Nathaniel Bishop; had Hannah, b. 30 June 1660; Ruth, 22 Nov. 1662; Hannah, again, 2 Mar. 1665 (as to me seems, tho. in the inform town rec. she is call. d. of John Pease, and w. Ruth, neither of wh. is seem elsewhere); beside Nathaniel, 10 Apr. 1678; and Rebecca, 15 Feb. 1680. Perhaps betw. the earliest and lastest pair he was resid. in some other town. His will of 21 Oct. 1682, pro. 7 Nov. foll. gives to his w. Ruth all his est. to bring up the childr. withal, as it lay in Boston or was giv. by his f. at W. or as may be inher. from gr.f. as this testat. was eldest s. of his f. JOHN, Hartford 1640, a youth who prob. rem. soon.
JOHN, Charlestown 1652, may have rem. to Kittery, and d. 1673, leav. wid. Elinor. [[vol. 3, p. 429]] His inv. of £154 is dat. 5 Dec. by Francis Hooke, and Hubertus Mattoon. He may have been the witness to will of Thomas Coytmore, Aug. 1642. JOHN, Boston, a mariner, in 1654, was perhaps he who m. 15 Apr. 1656, Ruth, d. of Nathaniel Bishop, had Hannah, b. 30 June 1660; may have been adm. an inhab. 1657. Ano. JOHN of Boston, perhaps by w. Isabel had Samuel, b. 14 Jan. 1660; and d. 17 Sept. 1661. JOHN, Sudbury, perhaps br. of Anthony, had w. Elizabeth wh. d. 12 June 1655. One JOHN, a weaver, came from Norwich, co. Norf. 1637, aged 49, with w. Elizabeth 36 and four ch. John, Barbara, Elizabeth and Judith, and one serv. John Gedney, 19, may have been this Sudbury man or not, as the commonness of the name prevents distinct. JOHN, Woburn, s. perhaps eldest, of John of the same, M. 1 July 1663, Deborah, d. of James Converse, had Deborah, b. 30 Oct. 1666; John, 26 Jan. 1671; Thomas, 23 Dec. 1672; James, 6 Aug. 1674, d. at 11 yrs.; Daniel, 7 Nov. 1676; James, again, 8 Oct. 1686; and Joseph, 24 Aug. 1688. JOHN, Salem 1675, was then chos. lieut. of capt. Gardner's comp. of wh. therefore more ought to be kn. Felt II. 497. JOHN, Boston 1670, a bricklayer; a d. of his had m. William Talmage.
JOHN, Springfield m. 1677, Lydia, d. of Miles Morgan, had Nathaniel b. 1679; John. 1683; Jonathan; rem. to Enfield, there had Lydia 1693, and he d. Sept. 1696, leav. the w. and these ch. JOHN, York 1680 took o. of alleg. next yr. had sev. yrs. bef. m. Phebe Nash, wid. of Isaac. JOHN, Gloucester, s. of John of the same, m. Mary, d. of Robert Ratchell of Boston, had, beside Rachel and Silas, John, b. 17 Jan. 1679; and Stephen, 25 Jan. 1681; and rem. prob. next yr. JOHN, Woodbury, by Cothren suppos. to be s. of John of Wethersfield, yet wh. he was is not memt. m. the defraud. orphan Ann, sis. of John Hathwit, had John, bapt. Sept. 1683; and Elizabeth Aug. 1685; and he d. 19 Nov. 1731. JOHN, Scituate, s. of Michael m. 1683, Patience, d. of Anthony Dodson, had (says Deane, 325) Michael, John, Jonathan, Ruth, Jael, David, and Clothier, b. betw. 1684 and 98. JONATHAN, Woburn, s. of Robert of the same, m. 19 Nov. 1689, Hannah Wilson, had Hannah, b. 8 Mar. 1691, d. young; Jonathan, 11 May 1693, d. next yr. as did the f. 17 June 1694. JOSEPH, Woburn, prob. s. of Thomas of the same, m. 24 June 1681, Mary Richardson, was freem. 1684.
JOSEPH, Watertown, s. prob. of Anthony, by w. Martha, had Joseph, b. 2 Oct. 1669; Francis 27 July 1671; John, 27 May 1673; Mary, 26 Nov. 1674; Benjamin, 25 Mar. 1677; Jacob, 26 Dec. 1678; Martha, 24 Dec. 1681; Stephen, Oct. 1683; Israel, 7 Oct. 1685; and Elizabeth 9 Sept. 1687. He was freem. 1690, and took sec. w. 15 June 1698, Elizabeth Winship of Cambridge, wid. of Ephraim, d. of Francis Kendall. JOSHUA, Newbury, s. of the first Daniel of the same, m. 7 May 1668, Dorothy, d. of maj. Robert Pike, [[vol. 3, p. 430]]
had Joshua, and perhaps other ch. but no dates are giv. LANCELOT, Pegypscot, m. a d. of Thomas Stevens, had William. Willis I. 163. MARK, Cambridge 1642, rem. next yr. to new Haven. MARMADUKE, Salem 1639, charged with k. his apprent. See Winthrop I. 318, 9, where the surname seems Percy or Perry. He came 1637 from Sandwich, in Kent, with w. Mary and a serv. In Boys's Hist. of Sandwich, p. 752, it is spelled Peerce, and in Felt I. 169, Percie, but in Ib. II. 458, Pierce. MICHAEL, Hingham 1646, had there bapt. that yr. Persis; other ch. were Benjamin, John, Ephraim, Elizabeth Deborah, Ann, Abia, and Ruth, all nam. in his will, beside prob. Abigail, b. 1662, when his w. d. Soon aft, he rem. to Scituate, took sec. w. Ann; was a capt. of great bravery, in command of 50 Eng. and 20 friend. Ind. from Cape Cod. in Philip's war, and was with most of them k. 26 Mar. 1676, at Pawtucket fight in Rehoboth. Deane, 122, 325.
NATHANIEL, Woburn, s. of Robert of the same, was a soldier in Philip's war, and engag. in the memo. Falls fight, 19 May 1676, wh. he long surv. m. 27 Dec. 1677, Hannah Convers, had Nathaniel, b. 2 Feb. 1679; and his w. d. 23 Mar. foll. He m. 23 Mar. 1680, Elizabeth Foster, perhaps wid. of Hopestill of Charlestown, had Robert, wh. d. 14 May 1689. NEHEMIAH, Boston 1661, a cooper, ar. co. 1671, m. perhaps sec. w. 1684, Ann, wid. of capt. Samuel Mosely, eldest d. of Isaac Addington, and d. 1691. Admin. was giv. 28 Apr. of that yr. to his wid. RICHARD, Portsmouth, R. I. had perhaps other ch. beside that Susanna wh. m. 4 Dec. 1673, George Brownell. RICHARD, Pemaquid, a carpenter, I think is the man to wh. in Jan. 1642, an Ind. sagamore made large gr. of lds. and islds. as may be seen in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 365; took o. of fidel. 1674. RICHARD, Boston, printer, m. 27 Aug. 1680, Sarah, d. of Rev. Seaborn Cotton. Thomas, Hist. I. 282. For Benjamin Harris, bookseller, he publish. 25 Sept. 1690, the first No. of a newspaper, of wh. the sec. never appeared. See Felt II. 14.
ROBERT, Dorchester, perhaps 1630, but not very likely, may have been br. of John, the mariner, by w. Ann, d. of John Greenway, had Deborah, b. Feb. 1640, d. in few wks was freem. 18 May 1642, and d. 6 Jan. 1665, leav. only s. Thomas, and Mary, wh. m. Thomas Herring, not (as oft. said) Haven, of Dedham; and his wid. d. 31 Dec. 1695, "the oldest person, prob. that ever liv. in D." says the Hist. 261, aged "about 104 yrs." unless we suppose some exagger. in Blake's Ann, as may be reasona. if not unavoida. Of his will, good abstr. is in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 154. Some of the bread brot, over the ocean by him, tradit. fondly reports to be still in posess. of descend. and so, by more than 165 yrs. older even than her. It may as well keep many centuries more. ROBERT, Ipswich, m. Abigail, d. of Mark Symonds of the same.
ROBERT, Watertown 1646, s. of John of the same, rem. prob. to [[vol. 3, p. 431]] Worburn, was freem. 1650, by w. Mary, had Judith, b. 30 Sept. 1651; Mary, 21 Jan. 1653; Nathaniel, 4 Dec. 1655; Elizabeth 6 Mar. 1658; Jonathan, 2 Feb. 1663; and Joseph, 1 May 1672. His w. d. 18 Mar. 1701, and ?old Robert? d. 10 Sept. 1706. Farmer assum. that he might be the ancest. of Gov. Benjamin, a native of Chelmsford, assigning, in a way not common with that scrupul. antiquary, as a reason, that the Chelmsford Pierces were from Woburn. ROBERT, Charlestown, m. 18 Feb. 1657, Sarah Eyre. SAMUEL, Malden, whose w.'s name I find not, had Mary, b. 20 Aug. 1656; Thomas, 7 Jan. 1658;' John, and perhaps Joseph, Aug. 1659; of wh. John d. very soon; and Elizabeth oct. 1666; prob. more, for I suppose he rem. to Charlestown, and may be the person whose w. Mary join. the Charlestown ch. 27 Mar. 1670, he hav. done so 5 Dec. preced. and brot. to bapt. Samuel, Thomas, Joseph, Jonathan, John, Mary, Elizabeth and Persis, all 16 Jan. 1670; Abigail, 29 May 1670; Hannah, 31 Dec. 1671; and Benjamin, 15 Aug. 1675.
SAMUEL, Boston 1672, cooper, prob. s. of John of the same, may have rem. 1677, to Charlestown. SAMUEL, Woburn, s. of Thomas of the same, freem. 1684, m. 9 Dec. 1680. Lydia Bacon, had Samuel, b. 25 Nov. 1681; Lydia, 25 May 1683; Joseph, 28 Mar. 1685; Isaac, 22 Mar. 1687; Abigail, 27 Feb. 1689; Sarah, 22 Jan. 1691; Tabitha, 28 Aug. 1697, d. next mo.; and Tabitha, again, 19 Mar. 1700. STEP[HEN, fifth s. of Thomas the sec. set at Chelmsford, by w. Tabitha had Stephen, whose s. Benjamin was gr.f. of the late Presid. of the U. S. says the memoir of Gov. Benjamin in Geneal. Reg. VII. 10; but the writer has perhaps sunk one generat. by confu. of one Thomas with ano. of the same name, prob. the emigr. ancest. THOMAS, Charlestown 1634, freem. 6 May 1635, brot. from Eng. d. Persis, wh. m. William Bridge, and next, John Harrison, by w. Elizabeth had Abigail, bapt. 17 June 1639, unless she were ch. of ano. Thomas, as seems not unlikely; for no other is ascrib. to this one, wh. d. 7 Oct. 1666, and in his will of 7 Nov. preced. ment. his age of 82 yrs. his w. Elizabeth aged a. 71, s. John, Randall Nichols, beside gr.ch. Mary Bridge and Elizabeth Jeffts; and gave legacy to the coll. His wid. Elizabeth mo. of Mary, w. of Peter Tufts, was perhaps his sec. w. THOMAS, Woburn 1643, may not improb. seem to be s. of the preced. b. in Eng. liv. first at Charlestown, and may have been f. of that Abigail; but at W. had John, b. 7 Mar. 1644, d. prob. soon; Thomas, 21 Jan. 1645; Elizabeth 25 Dec. 1646; Joseph, 22 Sept. 1648, d. soon; Joseph, again, 13 Aug. 1649; Stephen, 16 July 1651; Samuel, 20 Feb. 1654, d. at 2 yrs.; Samuel, again, 7 Apr. 1656; William, 7 Mar. 1658; James, 7 May 1659; and Abigail, 20 Nov. 1660. He was freem. 1677 and 13 Nov. of that yr. sold ld. in Charlestown. Thomas, f. of Stephen, could not be, as the biog. suppos. the same Thomas that d. 7 Oct. 1666, aged 83 yrs.
THOMAS, Setauket, L. I. 1661, had that yr. a commiss. as a Magistr. of Conn. THOMAS, Dorchester, only s. of Robert, m. Mary, d. [[vol. 3, p. 432]] of George Proctor, had nine ch. of wh. were Thomas, bapt. 26 Oct. 1662; Mary, b. Apr. 1665; John, 26 Oct. 1668; beside Samuel, k. 16 Dec. 1698, by fall of a tree. His w. d. 22 Mar. 1704, aged 62, and he d. 26 Oct. 1706, aged 71. He was ancest. of the late well beloved Rev. Dr, John of Brookline, H. C. 1793. THOMAS, Gloucester, had w. Ann, wh. d. 16 Jan. 1668, perhaps d. Elizabeth d. 3 July 1673. WILLIAM, Boston, a disting. shipmaster, made more voyages than any other person in the same yrs. to and from Boston, was k. by the Spaniards at Providence in the Bahamas, 13 July 1641. Winthrop II. 33. Prince says in Ann. II, 69, he was ancest. of Rev. James, a disting. theolog. of Exeter, Eng. wh. d. 1730. WILLIAM, Boston, came in the Griffin, arr. 4 Sept. 1633, with Cotton, Hooker, Gov. Haynes, and other ch. men, was made freem. 14 May foll. oft. a selectman, d. 1661. He had early m. Sarah, d. of William Colbron, had d. Sarah nam. Sarah Colpit in the will of her gr.f. But I fear that name is wrong, at least, such name is not kn. in Boston. See the note in Winthrop I. 109.
WILLIAM, Barnstable 1643. WILLIAM, Boston 1653, a mariner, d. 1669. leav. small prop. to his wid. By w. Esther, I suppose, he had Mary, b. 10 Dec. 1656; Martha and Mary, tw. b. 26 May 1659. WILLIAM, Falmouth 1680, on the sec. destruct. of the town, 1690, rem. to Milton. Willis I. 163. WILLIAM, Suffield, m. 1688, Esther Spencer, had Thomas, b. 1688. WILLIAM, Woburn, perhaps s. of Thomas of the same, m. 8 Apr. 1690, Abigail Somers, alias Warren. Fifteen of this name in its various forms, had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. five at Yale, and ten at other N. E. coll.
PIERPONT, EBENEZER, Roxbury, s. of John of the same, m. 20 Oct. 1692, Mary, d. of Samuel Ruggles, had John, b. 20 Sept. 1693; Ebenezer, 14 Sept. 1694; and Mary, 21 Sept. 1696, d. Feb. foll.; and he d. 11 Dec. foll. His wid. m. 3 Nov. 1702, Isaac Morris. JAMES, Ipswich, had w. Margaret, left s. John and Robert, wh. he brot. from Eng. JAMES, New Haven, s. of John of Roxbury, ord. 2 July 1685, m. 27 Oct. 1691, Abigail, d. of John Davenport sec. wh. d. within four mos, and his sec. w. 1694, was Sarah, d. of Rev. Joseph Haynes, and by her he had only Abigail, b. 19 Sept. 1696; his third w. m. 26 July 1698 was Mary, d. of Rev. Samuel Hooker, had James, 21 May 1699, Y. C. 1718; Samuel, 30 Dec. 1700, Y. C. 1718; Mary, 23 Nov. 1702; Joseph, 21 Oct. 1704; Benjamin, 18 July 1706, d. in few mos.; Benjamin, again, 17 Oct. 1707, Y. C. 1726; Sarah, 9 June 1709; and Hezekiah, 1712. Whether he was promin. as divine, or what issue he had by this last, I am not able to discover (yet Edward C. herick, Esq. Libr. can tell), but his wonderful story of the apparition of the ship in the sky, at New Haven, many yrs. bef. he was b. that worthi. adorns, the Magnalia, Book I. ch. 6, 6, is evidence of his felicity of fancy. It may be compar. with the contempo. acco. of the prodigy in Winthrop II.; 328. He d. 22 Nov. 1714. Against a foolish invent. of recent date, mak. this humble clerg. descend of the Duke of Kingston, the differ. of spell. in the surname, as the sound of both is the same, would be slight obstacle; but we may be sure it is incredib. for our James's f. was b. many a long yr. bef. the first Duke of K.
JOHN, Roxbury, s. of James of Ipswich, b. in Eng. m. Thankful, d. of John Stow, had Thankful b. 26 Nov. bapt. 2 Dec. 1649, d. in few days; John, 22 July [[vol. 3, p. 433]] 1651, d. in few days unbapt.; John, again, 28, bapt. 31 Oct. 1652; Experience, 4 Jan. bapt. 18 Feb. 1655; one, 4 Aug. 1657, d. in very few days unbapt.; James, 4, bapt. 8 Jan. 1660, H. C. 1681; Ebenezer, 21, bapt. 22 Dec. 1661; Thankful, again, 18 Nov. 1663; Joseph, 8 Apr. 1666; and Benjamin, 26 July 1668, H. C. 1689, wh. was a min. that d. 1698 at Charleston, S. C. He was freem. 1652, and d. 7 Dec. 1682, aged 64. His s. John d. 30 Dec. 1690 unm. I think; and Joseph, prob. a stud. at coll. at least bur. at Cambridge, d. 25 Feb. 1687.
JONATHAN, s. of Robert of Roxbury, was fourth min. of Reading, ord. 26 June 1689, m. 29 Oct. 1691, Elizabeth d. of Edmund Angier of Cambridge, had Elizabeth b. 25 Feb. 1693; Jonathan, 14 Sept. 1695, H. C. 1714; Joseph, 13 Oct. 1706; Mary, 11 Feb. 1708; and he d. 2 June 1709. ROBERT, Ipswich 1648, br. prob. of James the first, may, I suppose, he regard. as f. of that ROBERT of I. who was adm. freem. 1676; but no good report of either has reached me. ROBERT, Roxbury, s. of the first James, b. in Eng. m. at Charlestown 18 Feb. 1657, tho. Frothingham says 1666, Sarah, d. of Thomas Lynde, had James, b. 30 Nov. 1657, d. very soon; Margaret, 13 Mar. 1659, d. in few days; Margaret, again, 14 Mar. 1661, d. in few days; Jonathan, 8 Oct. 1663, d. in few days; Jonathan, again, 11 June 1665, H. C. 1685; Thomas, 7 July 1667; Ezra, 30 July 1669, d. soon; Sarah, 29 Nov. 1671, d. very soon; Margaret, again, 30 Apr. 1672; James, again, 28 Oct. 1675, d. next yr.; James, again, 27 Aug. 1677; Robert, 31 Dec. 1678, d. in few wks.; and Sarah, again, 24 May 1680; and he d. 16 May 1694. His wid. gave a depon, it is said, at the age of 85 yrs. wh. illustrates much the genalog, tho. her mem. was infirm eno. to magnify the number of her days, by reckon, six or seven yrs. too many, or in the shorter term of Farmer, four or five. So dangerous is an oath taken under the burden of age. Eight of this name includ. the spelling of Pierrepont, the noble fam. in Eng. had in 1834 been gr. at Harv. and six at Yale.
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