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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PITTEE, PITTY, or PITTEY, JOSEPH, Ipswich, freem. 1680. JOSEPH, Weymouth, prob. s. of William of the same, tho. the rec. of his b. has a false date, freem. 1681, by w. Sarah had Mary, b. 27 Dec. 1672; Sarah, 11 June 1674; John 7 Nov. 1679; William, 17 Mar. 1682; Benjamin, 27 Apr. 1687; Ebenezer, 9 Sept. 1689; and Nathaniel, 14 June 1691; perhaps one or two more, as rec. as partial lost. SAMUEL, Weymouth, s. of William, by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 24 Oct. 1685; James, 1 Apr. 1692; and perhaps others. WILLIAM, Weymouth, an early sett. by w. Mary, had, as I conject. (tho. rec. makes Samuel the f.) Samuel, b. 12 Aug. 1657; and William, 12 May 1661; others, also, much earlier; John, b. 28 Jan. 1639, wh. was drown. 28 May 1659; and Mary, 13 June 1643, wh. m. 10 May 1660, Henry Adams. WILLIAM, Weymouth, s. of the preced. by w. Mary had James, b. 16 Nov. 1686; and perhaps others not ment. on rec.
PITTICE, JOHN, Ipswich 1648, may be, I think, the passeng. in the James from Southampton, 1635, who was of Marlborough in Wilts, says the custom-ho. rec. spelling it Pithouse, and possib. the Pettis or Pittis populat. may thus be deriv.
PITTS, EDMUND, Hingham, from Hingham in Eng. came with w. and ch. was a weaver, freem. 13 May 1640, and had br. Leonard in comp. had s. John, b. 27 Nov. 1653; and Jermey, 25 Jan. 1657. Deborah, wh. m. Mary 1672 top Daniel Howard; Mary m. Nov. 1672 to John Bull or Bullen; and Elizabeth m. Dec. 1673, Thomas Jones, were his ds. or they or some may have come of ano. fam. Coffin inf. Farmer, that, a John P. d. at Ipswich, 20 May 1653; and I find an Elizabeth at Goucester, 1639.
[[vol. 3, p. 443]] PETER, Taunton 1643-60, had, perhaps, m. Mary, d. of Henry Andrews, wid. of William Hodges or Hedges, wh. in her will aft. 2 Apr. 1654, provid. that Peter P. should perform its conditions "in case I make him my husband." SAMUEL, Taunton, m. 25 Mar. 1680, Sarah Bobbett, d. of Edward of the same. WILLIAM, Hingham, came in the Diligent. 1638, from Old Hingham, maybe the man of wh. Winthrop II. 305 tells, and may have been at Marblehead, 1654, but 7 Dec. of next yr. m. Susanna, wid. of Philip Alley, was a trader, and prob. liv. at Boston; but his w. Susanna d. at M. on a visit 28 Sept. 1668. See Essex Inst. Coll. II. 69.
PITTUMS, or PITTOMS, JOHN, Boston, by w. Mary had Nathaniel, b. 8 July 1678; Mary, 18 May 1680, bapt. 26 June 1681; and Elizabeth whose b. is not seen, but bapt. 22 Nov. 1685.
PIXLEY, EBENEZER, Westfield, s. of William of the same, m. 1711, Mary Strong, prob. d. of Jedediah, had only Elijah, b. 1714; and d. 1716. JOSEPH, Westfield, s. of William, m. 23 Aug. 1699, Abigail, one of the nine ds. of John Clark of Farmington, had Jonah, b. 3 Mar. 1701; Joseph, 4 Mar. 1703; Abigail, 29 May 1705; Moses, 9 June 1707; John, 22 Oct. 1709; Jonathan, 17 Jan. 1712; David, 21 Mar. 1714; and Clark, 3 Oct. 1724; rem. to Sheffield. THOMAS, Westfield, br. of the preced. m. 1699, Lydia Dibble, d. of Abraham had Sarah, b. 1699; Noah, 1706; and d. 1731. WILLIAM, Hadley, m. 24 Nov. 1663, Sarah Lawrence, had Sarah, b. 11 Jan. 1665; Thomas, 6 June 1667; rem. to Northampton, there had William, 27 June 1669; Joseph, 18 Nov. 1671, d. young; Joseph, again, 9 Mar. 1676; Ebenezer, 13 May 1678; rem. to Westfield, there had Anthony, 4 July 1681, wh. d. 25 Apr. 1697; beside Mary, wh. d. 1735, at Westfield, unm. the date of whose b. is not kn. and he d. 9 Oct. 1689; and his wid. d. 25 Nov. 1713. Sarah m. 9 Dec. 1680, John Lee. Thomas, and Ebenezer, as well as Joseph, bef. ment. had ch. in W. but their names have not been learned. The name is still found.
PLACE, sometimes PLAISE, ENOUCH, Kingstown, R. I. from whose will, May 1695, I learn that he was 64 yrs. old, and had w. Sarah, m. Nov. 1657, at Dorchester, as in Geneal. Rec. XI. 332 is seen, without her surname, and ch. Enouch, Peter, Thomas, and Joseph, the youngest, beside Sarah, w. of ***Cook. The same Dorchester rec. ment. that Dinah P. d. 28 July of that yr. PETER, Boston, came in the Truelove, 1635, from London, aged 20, freem. 1646, by w. Alice had Hannah, b. 20 Jan. bapt. 19 Mar. 1643; Elizabeth 29 Sept. bapt. 6 Oct. 1644; Joseph, b. 19 Oct. 1646; Peter, bapt. 17 June 1649, a 3 days old; Elizabeth again, 21 Oct. 1652, wh. d. young.; Sarah, 3 Sept. 1657. PETER, Providence, perhaps s. of the preced. sw. alleg. to Charles II. May 1682. THOMAS, [[vol. 3, p. 444]] Braintree or Dorchester, freem. 13 May 1640. WILLIAM, Salem, blacksmith, had gr. of ld. 1637, when felt notes he was called "old Mr. William P." He had w. but no ch. and d. 14 Apr. 1646.
PLAISTED, or PLAYSTEAD, **ICHABOD, Portsmouth, s. of Roger, one of the counc. of the Prov. of Mass. d. 16 Nov. 1715 in 52 yr. Hutch. II. 212. He m. 5 Jan. 1693, Mary, youngest ch. of Christopher Jose, had Samuel, b. 10 June 1696, H. C. 1715, Ichabod, 21 July 1700; Mary, 6 Oct. 1702; and prob. others. *JOHN, New Hamp. 1679, speaker 1695, and oft. aft. judge of sup. et. 1699, and ch. just. 1716, m. Mary, d.of John Pickering, had John, b. 2 Jan. 1683; Joshua, 20 Sept. 1685; and Mary, 29 Mar. 1687 *ROGER Kittery, br. of the preced. very loyal to Mass. in 1667; was betrust. with civil commiss. as early as 1661, a brave and trustworthy officer, made a lieut. under autho. of Mass. 1668, had been rep. 1663 and 4, and again in 1673, k. by the Ind. 16 Oct. 1675, aged 48, with s. Roger, and ano. s. mortally wound. at the same time. His wid. Olive, eldest s. William, and s. James, were appoint. admors. 30 Nov. 1675, inv. was L567 15s. Hutch. I. 266, 308; Hubbard, Ind. Wars, 22, 3, and 4; Sullivan, 250; Belkn. I. 73; Geneal. Reg. III. 255. ROGER, Kittery, s. of the preced. left w. Hannah and childr.
PLANE, or PLAIN, WILLIAM, Guilford 1639, execut. 1646, at New Haven, for monstrous crimes. Winthrop II. 265
PLASTOW, JOSIAH, Boston 1631, banish. Winthrop I. 52, 62, 2. It is said he d.bef. 5 June 1632.
PLATT, ABEL, ROWLEY 1678. ISAAC, Huntington, L. I. adm. freem. of Conn. 1664. JAMES, Rowley 1691. JOHN, Norwalk 1663, freem. 1668, by w. Hannah, d. of George Clark the first of Mildord, had John, b. June 1664; Josiah, 28 Dec. 1667; Samuel, 26 Jan. 1671; Joseph, 14, by ano. report 17, Feb. 1673; Hannah, 15 Dec. 1674; and Sarah, 21 May 1678. He was deac. Hall. JOHN, Rowley 1691, prob. s. of Jonathan. JOHN, Norwalk, s. of the first John, m. May 1695, Sarah, d. of Ephraim Lockwood, had Sarah, b. 30 Mar. 1697; Elizabeth 11 June 1699; John, 2 Apr. 1702; and Abigail, 12 Feb. 1708. JONAS, Rowley 1691. JONATHAN, Rowley, m. 1 Dec. 1655, Elizabeth Johnson, made his will, 24 July 1680, nam. w. Sarah, and s. JOSEPH, Milford, youngest s.of Richard of the same, m. 1680, Mary, eldest d. of Daniel Kellogg. JOSEPH, Norwalk, s. of John the first, m. 6 Nov. 1700, Elizabeth d. of Matthew Marvin the sec. had Elizabeth b. 2 Dec. 1701; his w. d. 9 Apr. 1703, and he m. 26 Jan. 1704, Hannah, d. of Rev. Thomas Hanford, had Hannah, b. 29 Oct. 1704; and Joseph, 9 Sept. 1716, if there be not mistake of ten yrs. as I suspect.
RICHARD, Milford 1639, then mem. of the ch. where he had lds. 1646, in the list of freem. 1669, was deac. [[vol. 3, p. 445]] and d. 1684 or 5; had d prob. brot. from Eng. Mary, John, Isaac, and Sarah, and at M. had bapt. Epenetus, prob. 12 July 1640; Hannah, 1 Oct. 1643; Josiah, 1645; Joseph, 1649; and his w. Mary d. or was bur. 24 Jan. 1676. In his will of 4 Aug. 1683 he names all the s. beside childr. of Mary his d. by her sec. h. Thomas Wetmore; of Sarah, by two hs. Thomas Beach, and Miles Merwin, both of these ds. being d. also Hannah, w. of Christopher Comstock. Decent est. was seen in the inv. 13 Feb. foll. Mary m. 1 May 1651, Luke Atkinson of New Haven, and next, 3 Jan. 1667, T. W. Six of the name were liv. there. * SAMUEL, Rowley, rep. 1681, perhaps the freem. of 1684, prob. had fam. SAMUEL, Rowley, perhaps s. of the preced. was town clk. 19 yrs. and d. 24 Mar. 1726. SAMUEL, Norwalk, s.of deac. John, m. 18 June, 1712, Rebecca, d. of Samuel Benedict of Danbury, had Rebecca, b. 9 Apr. foll. and he d. 4 Dec. 1713. THOMAS, Boston 1669, a butcher. Oft. the name is found with final s and sometimes is writ. Plott.
PLATTS. JAMES. See Platt.
PLAYES. ENOUCH. Wickford 1674.
PLIMPTON. See Plympton.
PLOTT, JOSIAH, Milford 1671, as print. in Trumbull, Col. Rec. II. I think maybe s. of Richard Platt.
PLUMBE, or PLUM, *JOHN, Dorchester, rem. to Wethersfield bef. Sept. 1636, and bef. deputs. to Gen. Ct. were introd. In Conn. was a sort of ruler in 1637, rep. 1641, 2, and 3, had Samuel, and Drocas, wh. mo. 12 Jan.1655, John Lyman, was nomina. 1643 for elect. as Assist. but did not succeed, in the choice, made custom-ho. officer 1644, sold his est. and rem. to Branford bef. 1646, and there d. His will was pro. 1 Aug. 1648. Yet is it not kn. where he first land. in our country, or whence he came. Perhaps he was f.of JOHN, New London, b. a. 1621, where aft. 1665 he seems much connect. tho. prob. liv. at Hartford, a mariner wh. traded up and down the riv. freem. 1669, yet bef. 1677 establ. at N. E. where he had Mercy, bapt. 1677; George, 1679; and Sarah, 1682. Miss Caulkins is confid. that he had elder ch. John, Samuel, of wh. one thinks he was b. 1659, Joseph, and Greene. His w. ws fin. 1671 for sale of liquor to Ind. but at N. L. he was constable 1680, and an innhold. and d. 1696. John, Samuel, and Joseph, were at Milford, but John came back to N. L. and was deac. many yrs. says Caulkins, wh. sends George to Stonington. JOHN, Milford, S. of Robert, m. 24 Nov. 1668, Elizabeth Norton, had Elizabeth b. 1669; John, 1671; and Mary, 1673; prob. more, for in 1676 and some yrs. aft. rec. of b. is want. He was a man of distinct. One JOHN was a soldier in Lothrop's comp. k. by the Ind. at Deerfield, 18 Sept. 1675; but ano. JOHN, Dorchester, is only ment. as partak. of bounty to the poor in 1680. See Hist. of D. 239. But prob. he had long liv. there, and had d. Waiting, b. 14 Nov. 1657.
JOSEPH, New London, s. of John [[vol. 3, p. 446]] of the same, rem. a. 1700 to Milford. Robert, Milford 1639, m. Mary, d. of Sylvester Baldwin, had Mary, bapt. 1645, wh. m. 16 June 1668, he sec. Matthew Woodruff; John, 1646; Robert, 1648; Samuel, 1650, d. young; Samuel, again, 1653; and Joseph, posthum. 10 July 1655; and d. 12 May 1655. His wid. m. 1676, William East, and d. 1708. Of the ch. only John is kn. to have had issue. SAMUEL, Branford, s. of the first John, too, freeman's o. 1666, and was there in 1667, and next yr. rem. to Newark, N. J. Tho. name of the w. is not seen, Mr. Judd gave me names and dates of ch. Elizabeth b. 6 Jan. 1650; Mary, 1 Apr. 1653; Samuel, 2 May 1654; John, 28 Oct. 1657; Dorothy, 26 May 1660; Josiah, 3 Aug. 1662; and Joshua, 11 Mar. 1665. SAMUEL, New London, s. of John of the same, rem. with his br. Joseph to Milford; but it seems impossib. to pick all these Plums.
PLUMLY, ALEXANDER, Braintree, by w. Esther had s. Submit, b. 8 Jan. 1654. He was one of the promoters of settlem. at Mendon, 1663.
PLUMMER, BENJAMIN, Rowley, s. prob. of the first Joseph, m. Mary, d. of Thomas Wood, had Joseph, b. 1680; Benjamin, 1682; Thomas, 1684; Stephen, 1688; and Nathan, 1702; beside four ds. EPHRAIM, Newbury, third s. of Samuel the first, m. 15 Jan. 1680, Hannah, d. of Henry Jacques, had Mary, b. 19 Feb. 1681; Hannah, 12 Oct. 1682; Samuel, 27 Oct. 1684; Elizabeth 21 Nov. 1686; John, 7 Nov. 1688; Ruth, 5 Nov. 1690; Daniel, 10 Mar. 1693; Richard, 3 Aug. 1695; Bitfield, 12 June 1697; Sarah, 26 July 1699; and Emma, 21 June 1704.
FRANCIS, Newbury 1635, linen weaver, came in 1633, says one tradit. from Woolwich, near London, but ano. says from Wales; we kn. not in wh. town he first inhab. but he was freem. 14 May 1634, brot. w. Ruth, wh. d. 18 Aug. 1647, and sev. ch. certain. Samuel and Joseph. He m. 31 Mar. 1648, wid. Ann Palmer, wh. d. 18 Oct. 1665; and he m. third, 29 Nov. foll. Beatrice wid. of William Cantlebury, and d. 17 Jan.1673. His d. Mary m. 20 May 1660, John Cheney the sec. FRANCIS, Newbury, s. of Joseph, m. Mary Elithorp, perhaps d. of Nathaniel, had Mary, b. 15 May 1701. JOHN, at Hatfield, k. by the Ind. 25 Aug. 1675, may have been a soldier, not inhab. of H. but come from Dorchester, in Johnson's comp. JONATHAN, Newbury, youngest s. of Joseph the first, m. 16 June 1696, Sarah Pearson, perhaps d. of John of Rowley, had John, b. 25 Mar. 1697; Daniel, 7 Jan. 1699; Mary 6 Dec. 1701; and Jonathan, 14 Aug. 1705; and d. 27 Sept. 1726.
JOSEPH, Newbury, s. of the first Francis, b. in Eng. a. 1630, m. 23 Dec. 1652, Sarah, d. of John Cheney the elder, rem. to Rowley, perhaps late, had Joseph, b. 11 Sept. 1654; Benjamin, 23 Oct. 1656; Sarah, 13 May 1660, Francis, 23 Apr. 1662, d. young; Francis, again, 25 Feb. 1664; [[vol. 3, p. 447]] Nathaniel, 31 Jan. 1666; Jonathan, 13 May, 1668; and Abigail, 15 July 1669, d. under 15 yrs.; was freem. 1670. JOSEPH, Newbury, s. of the preced. m. 1685, Hannah, d. of capt. Benjamin Swett, had Samuel, b. 4 May 1686; Abigail, 11 Dec. 1687; Miriam, 16 Jan. 1691; Aaron, 16 Jan. 1693; Eleanor, 29 Jan. 1694; Joseph 12 Jan. 1695; David, 16 Mar. 1696; Samson, 14 Mar. 1699; Hannah, 17 July 1700; Sarah, 27 Apr. 1702; Deborah, 19 Dec. 1703; and Eliphalet, 1 Apr. 1705. JOSHUA, Newbury, youngest s. of Samuel the first, m. 6 Nov. 1699, Elizabeth d. of Richard Dole the sec. had Samuel, b. 3 Sept. 1700; Stephen, 7 Dec. 1702; Joshua, 22 Aug. 1705; Nathaniel, 19 June 1708; Enoch, 3 Dec. 1711; and Elizabeth 22 Mar. 1716. *SAMUEL, Newbury, eldest ch. of John, b. in Eng. a. 1619, freem. 2 June 1641, by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 20 Apr. 1647; Mary, 8 Feb. 1650; John, 11 May 1652; Ephraim, 16 Sept. 1655; Hannah, 16 Feb. 1657; Sylvanus, 22 Feb. 1658; Ruth, 7 Aug. 1660; Elizabeth 19 Oct. 1662; Deborah, 13 Mar. 1665; Joshua; Lydia, 2 July 1668; and Bathshua, 31 July 1670. He kept the ferry over the Merrimac, was rep. 1676, and d. 1702. SAMUEL, Newbury, eldest s. of the preced. m. 1670, Joanna, d. of Nicholas Woodbury of Beverly, had not any ch. ment. by Coffin in Hist. or by the f. of his w. in the will.
SYLVANUS, Newbury, fourth s. of the first Samuel of the same, freem. 1690, m. 1682, Sarah Moody, prob. d. of Samuel, had Mary, b. 22 Oct. 1683; Samuel, 12 Nov. 1684, d. next yr.; Samuel, again; Lydia; Sarah; and Benjamin. This Samuel's sec. s. Samuel, b. 14 Jan. 1722, was f. of William, Gov. of new Hampsh. and wrote his name according to the old abbrev. with single m.
PLYMPTON, PLIMPTON, HENRY, Boston, d. prob. early in 1653, for his inv. was brot. in 3 Feb. of that yr. JOHN, Dedham 1642, perhaps br. of the preced. came prob. some yrs. bef. for Dr. George Alcock of Roxbury, in his will of 22 Dec. 1640, calls him his serv. meaning apprent. may be the freem. of 10 May 1643, printed Plunton; by w. Jane (prob. d. of Richard Dummer, brot. from Eng. m. 13 Mar. 1644) had Hannah, b. 1, bapt. 16 Mar. 1645; John, 21 Mar. bapt. 5 Apr. 1646, d. soon; Mary, 9, bapt. 16 Apr. 1648; John, again, 16, bapt. 23 June 1650; Peter, bapt. Mar. 1652; and the foll. at Medfield of wh. only dates of b. appear; Joseph, 7 Oct. 1653; Mehitable, 15 Sept. 1655; Jonathan, 23 Nov. 1657; Eleazer, 20 Feb. 1660, d. soon; Eleazer, again, 3 or 7 May 1661; Rhoda, 2 Feb. 1663, d. soon; Jane, 2 or 3 June 1664, d. soon; and Henry, 9 Jan. 1666, wh. d. 4 Jan. 1668; but they were not doubt bapt. like the earlier. He rem. aft. the gr. war began, I suppose, to Deerfield, where he was serj.; his s. Jonathan was k. by the Ind. 18 Sept. 1675, at Bloody Brook, and the f. was tak. two yrs. and one day aft. d. of Jonathan, by the Ind. carr. towards Canada, [[vol. 3, p. 448]] and k. one report says, by burn. at the stake. The Hampsh. Prob. rec. take notice 1678 of his wid. Jane, and that the ch. were to have the lds. all rem. in few yrs. to the old setlem. near Boston. His wid. m. 16 Mar. 1679, Nicholas Hide; Hannah m. 31 Jan. 1665, Nathaniel Sutliffe; Mary m. 14 Nov. 1671, Nathaniel Johnson; Mchitable m. 28 Sept. 1676, Ephraim Hinsdale,
JOHN, Medifeld, s. of the preced. was of Mosley's comp. Dec. 1675, m. 2 Jan. 1678, Elizabeth Fisher, d. of John, and had John b. 17 Mar. 1680; Henry, 20 Jan. 1685; his w. d. 13 May 1694, and he for sec. w. m. 28 Feb. 1696, Sarah Turner, and had Sarah, b. 28 Dec. 1700; and Elizabeth 29 Sept. 1702. The f. d. 13 Jan. 1704. JOSEPH, Medfield, br. of the preced. m. 3 Nov. 1675, Mary Morse, perhaps d. of Daniel, and had Joseph, b. 15 Mar. 1677; Jonathan, 28 Apr. 1680; Jeremiah, 8 Nov. 1683; and Mary, July 1692. The f. d. 20 June 1702. PETER, Hatfield 1670, br. of the preced. aft. 1677 had abandon. Deerfield, m. at Hadley 1677, Mary Mundan or Munden, d. or Abraham; had Hannah, b. 1679, and Mary, 1681; and he d. at Marlborough 27 Mar. 1717. PETER, Sudbury, s. of Thomas,m. 8 Nov. 1720, Abigail Thompson, and had Abigail, b. 23 Oct. 1721; Thomas, 17 Apr. 1723; and Jane, 11 Apr. 1725. The f. d. 14 Sept. 1743. ROBERT, New London, was chos. to office 24 Feb. 1681, and d. bef. 13 July 1686. THOMAS, Sudbury 1643, by w. Abigail, d. of Peter Noyes, had Abigail, b. 30 Sept. 1653; Jane, 18 Aug. 1655; Mary, 20 Nov. 1656; Elizabeth 23 Dec. 1658; Thomas, 12 May 1661; Dorothy, 3 Oct. 1664; and Peter, 4 Jan. 1667, and was k. at Sudbury fight, 21 Apr. 1676. His d. Jane m. 14 Jan. 1677, Joseph Derby; Mary m. Matthew Stone; and Elizabeth m. 29 or 31 May 1683, John Locke. Elizabeth perhaps sis. of Thomas, as both were legatees of the grand m. Agnes Bent, came with Peter Noyes, f. of Abigail, w. of Thomas Plimpton, from London to Boston, 12 Apr. 1639, in the Jonathan, bef. 8 July 1652 was w. of John Butter of Sudbury, and d. so 15 May 1689.
POCHER, GEORGE, Braintree, d. 29 Sept. 1639.
POCOCK, JOHN, a soldier in the list of k. by the Ind. at Hadley, 19 Oct. 1675, may be misspell. of Peacock.
POD, DANIEL, Ipswich 1642. SAMUEL, Ipswich, came in the Susan and Ellen,aged 25, from London.
POLE, GEORGE, Plymouth, or perhaps Yarmouth 1646, with Anthony Thacher, was, as Drake, Book of the Ind. p. 20, tells, on a committee against tobacco. Possib. the name had double o.
POLLARD, GEORGE, Salem, bef. 1646, says Felt. In his will of 13 May, pro. 31 Dec. 1646, he is call. of Marblehead. JOHN, Boston, eldest s. of William the first of the same, by w. Deliverance, had Hannah, [[vol. 3, p. 449]] b. 15 Aug. 1668; William, 1 Feb. 1671 and perhaps by sec. w. Mary, d. of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, m. at Taunton 24 Dec. 1673, had John, 20 Mar. 1676; Mary, 8 Mar. 1678; Samuel, 16 Jan. 1680; but no more is to be learn. JONATHAN, Boston, br. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Edward Winslow of the same, had Benjamin, b. 6 Jan. 1696; and Ann. 22 Jan. 1698; but the rec. tells no more. SAMUEL, Boston, br. of the preced. by w. Mary, had Mary, b. 22 Nov. 1673, and nothing more is seen.
THOMAS, Billerica, s. of William of Coventry, Co. Warwick, m. Nov. 1692, his cous. Sarah, d. of Edward Farmer of the same, had ten s. and five ds. and d. 4 Apr. 1724, and his wid. d. 3 May 1725. The ch. were Mary, Edward, Barbara, Thomas, William, John, Sarah, Joseph, Oliver, Sarah, again, Nathaniel, James, Walter, Elizabeth and Benjamin, and we must in vain regr. that dates are not giv. WILLIAM, Boston, innholder, by w. Ann had John, b. 4 June 1644; Samuel, 24 Jan. 1646; Hannah, 10 Jan. 1649; William, 20 Mar. 1653; Elizabeth 13 Jan. 1655; Joseph, 15 Mar. 1657; Sarah, 20 Oct. 1659; Benjamin, 22 Apr. 1663; Ann, 18 Oct. 1665; Jonathan, 12 Apr. 1666; and David, 18 Apr. 1668; the last with eight others were bapt. at one time in O. S. ch. 26 June 1670. He made his will, 15 Oct. 1678, republ. it 16 Apr. 1686, pro. 3 June foll. in wh. he names eldest s. John, but to other s. and ds. gives L10 ea. without naming, and appoints w. Ann, with Ann, with Arthur Mason Excors. One Ann P. at Boston prob. his wid. d. Monday, 6 Dec. 1625 in 105th yr. it is said, in Franklin's N. E. Courant of Saturday foll. tho. something exagger. as we kn. from her testim. less then twelve yrs. bef. that she was 89. Aft. this age, and even bef. people are too apt to grow old. She was wont to tell, that she went over in the first boat that cross. Charles river, in 1630, to what is now Boston, that she was the first that jump. ashore, etc. Of that exact truth of this pleasant myth, the possib. is not to be denied; but I would fully learn three points -- the name of the sh. in wh. she arr. and wh. brot. her; and still more import. is her maiden name. Tradit. has not ascertain. the fact, and possib. it was not worth adding, whether she was the only one of her sex, that cross from Charlestown in the first boat. Small deduct. from the full tale of 105 yrs. will anybody make on looking at the portrait tak. (when she is call. 100 yrs. 3 mos) in 1721, Preserv. in the Historical Society's Collect. tho. to have liv. near 58 yrs. aft. her eleventh ch. was b. ought to have satisf. the appetite of any decent worshipper of tradit. without being. her over in Gov. Winthrop's comp. Still a dozen or two of yrs. could easily be spared, if the circumstance of the young maiden's jumping from the boat on approach, the shore in Boston harbor, had made stronger impression on her mind, then the petty concomit. of time and fellow-passeng. in cross. [[vol. 3, p. 450]] the sea or the river.
WILLIAM, Boston, s. of the preced. ar. co. 1679, by w. Margaret had William, b. 21 Dec. 1687, prob. d. soon; and William, again, 2 Apr. 1690. He was gr.f. of col. Benjamin, Sheriff of the co.
POLLEN or POLAND, JOHN, Wenham, by w. Bethia had John, b. 6 Oct. 1657; and Joseph, 12 Dec. 1661.
POLLY, or POLLEY, GEORGE, Woburn, m. 21 May 1649, Elizabeth Winn, perhaps d. of Edward, had John, b. 16 Dec. 1650; Joseph, 25 Dec. 1652; George, 4 Jan. 1656; Elizabeth 14 Apr. 1657; Samuel, 24 Jan. 1661, d. in 2 wks.; Hannah, 6 Apr. 1662, d. same day; Hannah, again, 28 June 1663; and he d. 22 Dec. 1683. GEORGE, Woburn, s. of the preced. m. 24 Oct. 1677, Mary Knight, prob. d. of John of the ch. of Charlestown, had George, b. 11 Oct. 1678; Joseph, 24 Aug. 1680; Mary, 25 Nov. 1682; Elizabeth 5 Aug. 1684; Sarah, 30 Oct. 1686; Abigail, 17 Mar. 1689; Hannah, 21 Mar. 1691; Ebenezer, 20 Oct. 1693; Miriam, 31 Oct. 1695; and Mercy, 21 Feb. 1698. JOHN, Roxbury, perhaps br. of the first George, had Mary and Sarah, tw. bapt. 2 June 1650; Hannah, 15 Feb. 1652; Abigail, 4 June 1654; Bethia, b. 12, bapt. 20 Feb. 1659; and Susanna, 22 Dec. 1661. His w. Susanna D. 30 Apr. 1665; and he by sec. w. Hannah had Rebecca, b. 7 Aug. 1668; and Joanna, 7 Mar. 1670. This w. d. 8 June 1684, and he m. 3d w. Jane Walter, wh. d. 24 Oct. 1701. He d. 2 Apr. 1689, aged 71. Hannah m. 10 May 1670, Isaac Curtis; Abigail, on the same day, m. John Lyon; and Susanna m. 23 June 1683, Samuel Weld. JOHN, Woburn, s. of the first George, by w. Mary had John, b. 21 May 1686; Matthew, Mar. 1689; Abigail, 29 Apr. 1692; Thomas, 13 Oct. 1694, d. at 6 mos. Thomas, again, 10 Oct. 1696; and Sarah, 12 Oct. 1702. SAMUEL, Woburn, br. of the preced. by w. Priscilla had Samuel, b. 3 Oct. 1689; Jonathan, 16 July 1691; Jacob, 23 Feb. 1694; and Priscilla, 11 Dec. 1696.
POMEROY, POMROY, PUMMEY, or PUMRY, CALEB, Northampton, s. of Eltweed, m. 8 Mar. 1665, Hepzibah, d. of Jeffery Baker, had Hepzibah, b. at Windsor, 27 July 1666, d. young; and at N. had Samuel, 29 May 1669; Abigail, 26 Oct. 1671; Hepzibah, again, bapt. 19 Jan. 1673; Ebenezer, 15 Mar. 1674, d. at 25 yrs.; Caleb, 3 May 1677, d. young; Eldad, 6 Dec. 1679; Hannah, 4 July 1682; Mercy, 20 Sept. 1684; and Sarah, 6 Aug. 1687; was freem. 1674, printed Pumbrey in Paige's list, and he d. 18 Nov. 1691. His wid. m. 1705, Walter Lee.
ELTWEED, Dorchester, by Dr. Harris Mark. as of 1630, and if so, came prob. in the Mary and John, freem. 4 Mar. 1633, rem. a. 1636 or 7 to Windsor, carr. Mary wh. d. 1640; John, wh. d. 1647; and Eldad, all b. prob. at D. of wh. the two former d. at W.; had at W. Medad, bapt. 19 Aug. 1638; Caleb, 6 Mary, 1642; Mary, again, 21 Apr. 1644, d. under 15 yrs.; Joshua, 22 Nov. 1646; and Joseph, 20 June 1652. His [[vol. 3, p. 451]]
w. d. 1655, and he m. Lydia, wid. of Thomas Parsons, rem. 1672 to live with his s. Medad at Northampton, there d. in Mar. 1673. His s. Eldad d. unm. 1662, hav. been adm. freem. of conn. 1658, and betroth. to Susanna, only ch. of Henry Cunliffe. Whence the ancest. came is uncert. Tradit. long assert. the birthright of Devonsh. but a less gen. tradit. offers the claim to a hamlet far distant in the N. within two miles of Burnley, Co. Lancaster, and some claim is put forth in favor of Wales. the Christian name is variously distort. Some make this s. to have the same name as his f. or rather call the f. Eldad. Others write it Eldred, wh. might easily be mistak. in the old engrossing hand. Edward sometimes is proposed, and Eltweed more commonly appears than any other, but to me it seems the double e. was meant for oo. JOHN, Salem 1660, mariner, was lost at sea, says tradit. and his inv. then tak. was very small. JOHN, Salem, m. 22 July 1674, Mary Cowes, had Mary, b. 13 Oct. 1677; Elizabeth 5 May 1680; Rachel, 29 Nov. 1681; John, 4 Nov. 1683; and Susanna, 20 Feb. 1686, d. in few yrs. and only one ch. was liv. in June 1691, when w. Mary admin. JOHN, Boston, shipwright, made his will 14 Apr. 1690, bound to sea, and gave his prop. to Mary Brookings, prob. d. of John, wh. prov. it 13 Nov. 1691. he was no doubt, a young, unm. man, prob. engag. to m. the devises. JOSEPH, Westfield, youngest s. of Eltweed, m. 20 June 1677, Hannah, d. of Richard Lyman. of Northampton, had Joseph, b. 1 Sept. 1678, d. in few wks.; Hannah, 13 Dec. 1679, d. in few days; Hannah, again, Jan. 1681. d. young; Elizabeth 7 Feb. 1682. d. next yr.; Abigail, 5 Feb. 1684; Medad, 4 Nov. 1686; John, 11 July 1688, d. in few days; Hannah, again, 2 Apr. 1694; beside sec. Joseph, Noah, and Sarah, of wh. one or more may have been b. at Colehester, or come bef. Hannah. He was freem. 1680, but rem. to Colchester, where are descend. JOSHUA, Northampton, br. of the preced. m. 20 Aug. 1672, Elizabeth d. of Richard Lyman, wh. d. 22 May 1676, had John, b. 2 May 1674, d. soon; Joshua, 24 Sept. 1675; Elizabeth 1677, d. young; Nathaniel, 9 Mar. 1680; Abigail, 23 July 1682, d. young; Lydia, 3 Mar. 1684; and John, 1688, d. young; all exc. the first two by sec. w. Abigail, youngest d. of Nathaniel Cook of Windsor, m. 9 Jan. 1677. He rem. 1683 to Deerfield, and d. 16 Oct. 1689. His wid. m. David Hoyt, suffer. in the destr. of D. 29 Feb. 1704, was carr. to Canada, but came back, and had third h. Lydia, the d. also came back from Canada, m. Nathaniel Ponder of Westfield; and both the s. were suffers, tho. in diff. degr. Nathaniel was k. by the Ind. 16 July 1698; and Joshua was carr. from D. with his sec. w. Esther, wh. was k. by the Ind. the day aft. capt. on their way to Canada, whence he got back, and liv. at Dorchester, had third w. Repent, wh. d. 22 July 1714, and he got a fourth w. *MEDAD, Northampton, br. of the preced. m. 21 Nov. 1661, Experience, d. of Henry Woodward, had John, b. 24 Aug. 1662; Joseph, 24 Dec. 1664, d. next yr.; Mehitable, 3 July 1666; Ebenezer, 30 May 1669; Joseph, again 26 June 1672; Medad, 19 June, 1674, d. soon; Eliakim, 10 Aug. 1675, d. next yr.; Mindwell, July 1677; Thankful, 31 May 1679; Mary, 15 [[vol. 3, p. 452]] Feb. 1684; and John, again, 30 May 1686, d. with his mo. 8 June foll. He m. the next 8 Sept. Abigail, d. of Elder John Strong, Wid. of Rev. Nathaniel Chauncy, had Samuel, 16 Aug. or Sept. 1687, Y. C. 1705; and his w. d. 15 Apr. 1704. For third w. he had 24 Jan. 1705. Hannah, wid. of Thomas Noble the first of Westfield. He was a blacksmith, freem. 1671, many yrs. town clk, deac. and rep. 1677, 83, 4, 6, 90, and 2, and d. 30 Dec. 1716. Distinc. for public serv. attach. to most of the s. Samuel, the youngest, was min. of Newtown, L. I. join. the Presbyt. commun. and was active inextend. the influence of that name; as fully told in Riker's Hist. Joseph was f. of Rev. Benjamin, Y. C. 1733, of Hebron; Ebenezer, the Sheriff of Hampsh. one of his Majesty's Counc. for the Prov. foll. the trade of a blacksmith, as did his s. Col. Seth, a hero of the early day of our Revo. who, in his will 1777, gave "to my s. Quartus my bick iron, wh. his gr.gr.f. made 105 yrs. ago. He is the fourth smith in the fam. and Quartus is his name."
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