A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of new england, showing three generations of those who came before may, 1692, on the basis of farmer's register



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JOHN, Hingham 1635, was rep. 1644, and that yr. rem. to Salem, had Sarah, bapt. there 5 June 1649, had many elder ch. as is shown by his will of 25 Apr. 1673, pro. 26 Sept. 1676, in 20 days aft. his d. aged 80. To his eldest s. John, wh. had been in prison at Boston, 1665, for abuse of his parents (whose case tak. up against the Col. by the royal commrs. that yr. made such a stir among our people), wh. d. 16 Mar. 1684, he gave only L150,he having wasted much (and this is not. a fifteenth part of the f's est.); to Joseph; Benjamin, wh. d. without ch.; Samuel, wh. was d. long bef.; and Israel; beside ds. Mary, w. of Thomas Gardner, with her three ch. and Sarah, prob. unm. adequate provis. almost naming Samuel's s. John. He was rep. 1668. His w. Mary surv. to 6 Feb. 1684, but whether she be that Mary, wh. join. the ch. 1639, or in 1644, I see not. JOHN, Windsor, eldest s. of John of the same, b. in Eng. m. Mary, d. of Thomas Standley, had John, b. 3 June 1651; Mary, 17 July 1653; Sarah, 5 Sept. 1655; James, 22 Dec. 1657; Nathaniel, 20 Apr. 1660; Hannah, 1 Jan. 1663; Samuel, 5 Mar. 1665; Rebecca,8 Mar. 1667; Esther, 8 May 1669; Ruth, 7 Aug. 1671; Hezekiah, 7 or 9 Nov. 1673; an Joseph, 7 Feb. 1675; of wh. all exc. Esther were liv. at the date of his d. 2 Aug. 1688; and his wid. d. 13 Sept. foll. To James is giv. by Parsons the honor of being agent for Conn. but he was too young, and his uncle, the London merch. was the man.
JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Deliverance, had Mary, b. 12 Oct. 1663; Susanna, 2 June 1665; John, 12 July 1667; one, whose name is not giv. 11 Apr. 1672; and Ruth, 18 Sept. 1675. JOHN, Windsor, eldest s. of John the sec. of the same, freem. 1672, m. 16 Dec. 1669 (rather early in his days), Joanna, d. of Walter Gaylord, had Joanna, b. 7 Feb. 1671; Mary, 20 Nov. 1672; John, 17 Jan. 1675; Sarah, 1 June 1677; Ann, 26 Aug. 1679; Daniel, 13 Nov. 1683; David, 3 Oct. 1685; and, if we believe Stiles, one s. and four more ds. and 1699. JOHN, Farmington, eldest s. of Robert, was a propr. 1673, but not at d. of his for he d. unm. first. JOHN, Wenham, by w. Lydia had Samuel; John, b. 21 July 1683; Benjamin; Nehemiah; Jonathan; Lydia; Mehitable; Mary; Elizabeth; Sally; and Hannah; was a lieut. and d. 8 Mar. 1753, yet freem. 1690. JOHN, Hadley, freem. 1690. JOHN, Farmington, s. of the first Daniel, m. 2 Jan. 1696, Rebecca, d. of Joseph Woodford, had Rebecca, b. 14 Oct. foll.; Mary, 4 Apr. 1698; Esther, 7 Aug. 1700; Ann, 26 Jan. 1704; and Elizabeth 8 July 1706. He had sec. w. Martha North, wid. of Joseph, m. 13 Jan. 1732 and d. 1740. His wid. d. 11 July 1749, aged 83.
JONATHAN, Salem 1637, then had gr. of ld. freem. 2 June 1641, had Mary, bapt. 12 Oct. 1645; and Jonathan, 12 Mar. 1648, was of Beverly side. Mary m. 22 Apr. 1669, Thomas Gardner. JONATHAN, Salem 1636, a sergeant in 1647, and in [[vol. 3, p. 462]] Sept. of that yr. had gr. of 200 acres, was selectman 1653 and 4, but late in that yr. convey. his est. at S. to James Chichester, on condition that he should provide for his wid. Eunice if she outliv. him and rem. to Huntington, L. I. had d. bef. 1660, when Eunice sued for her right in Nov. of that yr. and in 1670 est. was div. to the heirs, wh. were all fem. His three ds. m. respectiv. James Chichester, Edward Harnett, and Stephen Jarvis; and the wid. Eunice m. Giles Smith of Fairfield.
JOSEPH, Salem, s. of John of the same, freem. 1665, m. 27 Jan. 1665, Ann, eldest d. of William Hathorne, had Joseph, b. 23 Oct. foll; Ann, 5 Sept. 1667; Samuel, 4 Aug. 1693; Nathaniel, 8 Mar. 1671; Mary, 18 Dec. 1672; William, 30 Aug. 1674; Eleazer, and Abigail, tw. 23 May 1676; Hepzibah, 11 Apr. 1678; Ruth; and Mehitable; and he d. 12 Dec. 1714. His will of 15 July 1713, pro. 27 Dec. 1714, names all the six ds. and the first four s. as liv. JOSEPH, Windsor, youngest s. of the sec. John of the same, m. 5 Dec. 1699, Hannah, d. of Samuel Buel, had Joseph, b. 14 Sept. 1700, d. in few mos.; Joseph, again, 20 Jan. 1702; Mehitable, 27 June 1707; Nathaniel, 14 June 1709; Mary, 25 May 1712, d. young. NATHANIEL, Salem 1638, had liv. elsewhere, for he was freem. 17 Apr. 1637, and is not in Felt's fine list of ch. mem.
NATHANIEL, Windsor, youngest s. of John the first of the same, and the only one, prob. b. on this side of the ocean, in 1669 is among the freem. of Stratford, where he m. Hannah, d. of Philip Groves, had Hannah, b. 1665; Sarah, 1667; Ruth, 1669; and Nathaniel, 1672. By sec. w. Elizabeth sis. of his former w. he had John, b. 1674; Samuel, 1675, d. soon; and Mary, 1677. He had good est. d. Jan. 1680, in his will naming w. Elizabeth and the six liv. ch. NEHEMIAH, Farmington, sec. s. of the first Daniel, m. 21 Jan. 1687, Hannah Lum, perhaps d. of John, had John, b. 11 Jan. foll.; Mary, 16 Sept. 1689; Martha, 28 Jan. 1693; Hannah, 11 May 1694; Thomas, 25 Dec. 1697; Jonathan, 28 Apr. 1700; Samuel, 16 July 1702; Rachel, 28 Mar. 1704, bapt. 12 Jan. 1706; and Matthew, b. 1. July 1709. His w. d. 17 May 1710 and he d. 1722. RICHARD, Weymouth, had Ruth, b. 3 Oct. 1639; was freem. 1653. RICHARD, Waterbury, s. of the first Daniel, by w. Ruth had Daniel, b. prob. at Farmington, but at W. had Joshua, 7 Aug. 1688; Mary, 14 Jan. 1691; Ruth, Oct. 1692; Samuel, 30 Mar. 1695; Hezekiah, 29 Jan. 1697, d. young; John, 11 June 1700; Timothy, 21 Dec. 1701; Hezekiah, again, 27 July 1704; and his w. d. 9 Jan. 1710. By sec. w. he had Joshua, 5 Nov. 1718, at New Haven, whither he had rem.; Richard, 22 Aug. 1722; and Lydia; and d. 1740, prob. as his will, of 13 Nov. 1738, was pro. Feb. 1740.
ROBERT, Farmington, one of the first sett. m. 7 Nov. 1644, Mary, d. of Thomas Scott of Hartford, had Mary, b. 24 Feb. 1646; John, 12 Nov. 1648; Thomas, 29 Oct. 1650; Robert, 12 Nov. 1652, d. without ch. soon aft. his f.; Elizabeth 11 Jan. 1654; Joanna, bapt. 6 Jan. 1656; Sarah, 20 Dec. 1657; Benjamin, 18 Mar. 1660; Ann, Apr. 1664; and Hezibah, b. 4, bapt. 11 Mar. 1666. He took sec. w. Hannah Freeman, wid. of Stephen of Newark, and d. 1689, for inv. was giv. 18 Sept. of that yr. Sarah m. Abraham [[vol. 3, p. 463]] Andrews of the same; and Thomas, not his br. of Milford, m. ano. d. Elizabeth and Ann m. 1 Apr. 1685, John Brown of Middletown. ROBERT, Northampton, m. 1688, Sarah Burt, had John, b. 1689, wh. with his mod. d. soon. In 1691, he m. Elizabeth Rising, had John, again, 1692; Elizabeth 1695; James, 1698; William, 1702; and Thomas, 1705. Both William and his f. d. 1712. ROGER, Watertown, went home prob. m. 1637, and again. came in the Confidence, from Southampton, 1638, aged 55, a husbandman of Long Sutton, Hants, with Joan, Susan, Mary, and Rose, his ds. was freem. 22 May 1639, selectman, 1648, and d. 3 Apr. 1654, aged 71. His wid. Grace, wh. had been wid. of William and first of Thomas Rogers, d. 3 June 1662, in her will naming gr.ch. Daniel Smith, and John, Martha, Mary, Sarah, and Joseph Sherman. These last were part of the ch. of capt. John Sherman, wh. had m. her d. Martha; and ano. d. Elizabeth had m. Daniel Smith. Hereby we discov. that P. had been 1687, with part of his fam. at W. for this d. Elizabeth is not nam. among passeng. in the Confidence; nor is the w. Grace, wh. was left, no doubt, at W. in her h.'s absence to gov. the fam. but this is made more cert. from our kn. that Sherman's w. had her first ch. b. here, less than five mos. aft. the arr. of that ship.
SAMUEL, Salem, d. a. 1659, had not long bef. m. Hannah, d. of William Dodge. His will of 10 Feb. in that yr. made in anticipat. of a voyage to Barbadoes, and the inv. of 22 June 1660, by the wid. names s. John. Perhaps, then, Hannah was sec. w. His wid. m. Thomas Woodbury. SAMUEL, Windsor, s. of the first John of the same, b. prob. in Eng. m. Hannah, d. of Thomas Stanley, rem. to Hadley 1659, had there, Samuel, b. 6 Apr. 1660, said to be the first b. of that town; one b. and d. 26 Apr. 1662; Thomas, 17 Apr. 1663, wh. d. 1668, as Stiles says; Hezekiah, 7 Jan. 1665; John, 12 Dec. 1666; Hannah 1670; Mehitable, 15 Sept. 1673; Experience, 5 Aug. 1676; Ichabod, 17 June 1678; and Nathaniel, 1680; but Stiles adds, Thomas, again, 1683; Hannah m. 29 Mar. 1689, John Nash, and d. within two mos. All the other eight ch. were liv. at his d. 6 Sept. foll. and also at the time his wid. d. 18 Dec. 1708. Mehitable m. Nathaniel Goodwin. He was freem. 1684, much engag. in trade, owned part of the sh. Northern Adventure, and left good est. Of his seven s. Experience, and Hezekiah, are bef. ment. Thomas, John, and perhaps Nathaniel, sett. in Lebanon; Ichabod in Hatfield, and Samuel only, cont. at Hadley.
SAMUEL, Farmington, youngest s. of the first Thomas, m. 18 Feb. 1686, Martha Freeman, perhaps d. of Stephen of Newark, N.J. to join with him in ch. commun. and had Stephen, b. 4 bapt. 10 Apr. 1687; Hannah, 17 June 1688; Samuel, b. 7, bapt. 20 Sept. 1691; Sarah, b. 15, bapt. 19 Nov. 1693; and Martha, 1, bapt. 5 July 1696; Ruth, b. 26 Jan. 1699; Mary, Sept. 1700; Joseph, 12 Dec. 1702; Lois, 18 Mar. 1705; Stephen, again, 16 Jan. 1707; and Rachel, 3 or 30 Apr. 1710. He was a deac. SAMUEL, Hadley, eldest s. of the first Samuel of the same, at one time rep. an extensive trader with Eng. after judge, and sheriff of the Co. in wh. he was he wealthiest man at his d. 29 July 1722. He m. 22 Feb. 1684, Joanna Cook, d. of Aaron, had fourteen ch. but only seven outliv. him, four ds. out of eight, [[vol. 3, p. 464]] and these s. Samuel, b. 25 May 1685; Aaron, 19 July 1689, H. C. 1708, the first min. of Medford; and Eleazer, 25 Feb. 1698. To bring up his gr.s. Samuel to coll. he left £100, and he was gr. of H. C. 1730, bec. third min. of Shirborn. The artic. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 54, on the Porter fam. is eminent. for its merit in withhold. dates.
STEPHEN, Andover, freem. 1691. THOMAS, Hartford, m. 20 Nov. 1644, Sarah, d. of Stephen Hart, rem. to Farmington, had Sarah, b. 1646; Thomas, 1648; Joanna, 1652; wh. all were bapt. 24 July 1653, prob. but not, as in Geneal. Reg. XI. 323, 29; Dorothy, bapt. Nov. 1654; Samuel; Rachel, bapt. Dec. 1658, wh. m. 12 May 1685, Samuel Cowles; Martha, wh. m. Joseph North, and next 13 Jan. 1732, John Porter, s. of Daniel; and Ruth, wh. m. 24 Mar. 1687, Samuel Smith, and next, 3 May 1727, Joseph Root; beside Mary, the youngest, wh. m. 1 Oct. 1684, Joseph Royce, and next, 18 Oct. 1714, Joseph Langdon. He d. 1697, and his will of 3 Mar. 1691, names only Thomas, Dorothy, and Samuel. Sarah m. 4 Apr. 1664, Nathaniel Winchell; and Joanna m. Nov. 1676, Stephen Taylor, and next, 7 Feb. 1708, Samuel Tudor; Dorothy m. Jacob Overman of Carolina.
THOMAS, Weymouth, had Thomas, posthum. b. 3 Feb. 1673. THOMAS, Farmington, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Lois, d. of Timothy Stanley, had Lois, b. 1670; and only s. Timothy, 12 Nov. 1672; was a deac. and d. 1711. Some of these fams. have been mark. for longev. Rev. Nehemiah, H. C. 1745, of Ashfield, d. 29 Feb. 1820, in his 100th yr. Col. Joshua, Y. C. 1754, d. 1825, in 95th yr. and Rev. Nathaniel, b. 16 Jan. 1745, H. C. 1768, of Conway, N. H. d. 1836. THOMAS, Farmington, 1682, s. of Robert, m. May 1678, Abigail, d. of Samuel Cowles, and by her had Abigail, b. 24 June 1680; William, bapt. 29 Oct. 1682; John, 8 July 1686; Mary, 2 June 1689; Nathaniel, 27 Mar. 1692, prob. not 28, as Geneal. Reg. XII. 150, says, for that was Monday; Abigail, 8 July 1694; Robert, 16 May 1697; and Elizabeth b. 1 June 1703. THOMAS, Windsor, youngest s. of Samuel of the same, acc. Stiles, rem. to Coventry, by w. Thankful had Mary, b. 16 Nov. 1708; Mary 16 Nov. 1710 (I copy Stiles, wh. says both these ds. were m. but my incredul. fears mist.); Jonathan, 20 Mar. 1713; and Noah, 24 Aug. 1715. His w. d. 1736, and he had sec. w. Rebecca. Seventy-four of this name, of wh. sixteen were clerg. Farmer says, had been gr. in 1834 at the N. E. coll. of these twenty-three, includ. six clerg. were of Yale alone, and twenty, includ. seven clerg. at Harv. leav. only three clerg. among the thirty-one scholars at the other N. E. coll. of wh. Dart. had fourteen.
PORTIS, or PORTOUS, ROBERT, Boston 1645, m. 3 Nov. 1659, Alice Greenwood.
PORTMORT, PORMONT, PURMONT, or PERMONT, LAZARUS, Dover, eldest ch. of Philemon, b. on our side of the water, there was taxed 1659. He was, I imagine, f. of Joseph, of Newcastle 1685. PHILEMON, Boston, adm. of the ch. with w. Susan, near the end of Aug. 1634, prob. brot. one ch. if not more, was freem. 6 May 1635, and the first gram. sch.-master, had Lazarus, b. 28 Feb. bapt. 6 Mar. 1636; Ann, 5, bapt. 15 Apr. 1638; favored the cause of Wheelwright, and followed him to Exeter and aft. to Wells, had letters of dism. from our ch. Jan. 1639; but prob. came back, aft. prob. not a few yrs. had Pedaiah, b. 3 June [[vol. 3, p. 465]] 1640; his w. d. 29 Dec. 1642; and by sec. w. Elizabeth had Martha, bapt. 29 May, but town rec. says b. 16 June 1653. His d. Elizabeth b. prob. in Eng. m. 24 Nov. 1652, Nathaniel Adams; but ano. pretend. rec. says Samuel Norden, in Geneal. Reg. XI. 202. Great variety is found in the letters or sound of this first sch.master's name, as Porment, Pormet, Purmount, etc. In Allen's Biogr. Dict. the trouble is avoid. but not in a satisfactory manner.
POST, ABRAHAM, Saybrook 1664, s. prob. of Stephen, freem. 1665, ensign 1667, had Stephen, b. 3 Dec. 1664; Ann, 4 May 1667; Abraham, 9 June 1669; James, 14 Mar. 1671; Esther, 14 Dec. 1672, d. in few days; Daniel, 28 Nov. 1673; Gurdon, 27 May 1676; Joseph, 6 Feb. 1678; Mary, 21 Feb. 1680; and Elinor, 10 Feb. 1682; and his w. d. 23 Mar. 1684. In the will of Uncas, four thousand acres were devis. to him, yet in Geneal. Reg. XIII. 234, his name is Past. ISAAC, Huntington, L. I. 1666. Thompson. JOHN, Woburn, m. 27 Feb. 1650, Susanna Sutton; but whether she had ch. or how long she liv. is not told; yet I find he m. sec. w. 18 Nov. 1662, Mary Tyler, and had Mary, b. 29 Sept. 1664; Joanna, 13 Sept. 1666; and John, 14 Apr. 1669. JOHN, Saybrook, s. of Stephen, b. prob. in Eng. m. in the last of Mar. 1652, Esther, d. of William Hyde, had Margaret, b. 21 Feb. 1653; Elizabeth 22 Feb. 1655; John, 12 Apr. 1657; and Sarah, 6 Nov. 1659; rem. with first sett. to Norwich, there had Abigail, 6 Nov. 1664, d. at 11 yrs.; Samuel, 8 Mar. 1668; Hannah, Oct. 1671; and Lydia, 11 Mar. 1674; was in 1663, accept. to be made free, yet seems to have missed for sev. yrs. of taking the o. wh. the Dept. Gov. was requested to admin. in 1686 and again in 1668. In the list of 1669 he is includ. and his w. d. 13 Nov. 1703. He d. 27 Nov. 1710. Lydia m. Abel Moore, and next, Joseph Harris, both of New London. JOHN, Norwich, eldest s. of the preced. m. 24 Dec. 1685, Sarah, eldest d. of John Reynolds, had Sarah, b. 1 Dec. 1686; John, 14 July 1689; and d. 15 July of next yr. His wid. d. 11 May 1703. RICHARD, Southampton, L. I. 1640, nam. by Thompson, may easily be thot. the same as that one of the first sett. of New London 1646 or 7, a blacksmith, wh. sold his est. 1651 or 2 to Amos Rirchardson, and rem. but whither is not heard, nor whether he had ch. or not. STEPHEN, Cambridge 1634, rem. 1636 to Hartford, an orig. propr. had John, Thomas, and Abraham, prob. Catharine, wh. m. Alexander Chalker, in 1649 was of Saybrook, where he d. 16 Aug. 1659.
THOMAS, Saybrook, s. prob. of the preced. m. Jan. 1656, Mary Andrews, had Sarah, b. Nov. 1657; and a. 1660 rem. to Norwich, where his w. d. 1661; and he m. 2 Sept. 1663, Rebecca, d. of Obadiah Bruen, had Thomas, Dec. 1664; Hannah, Feb. 1666; Mary, June 1669; Obadiah; and Joseph. He d. 5 Sept. 1701, and his wid. d. 15 Apr. 1721. [[vol. 3, p. 466]]
POSTER, ABEL, is the name giv. to a freem. of Mass. 1674, but where he liv. is unkn. and error is suspect.
POTTER, ABEL, Dartmouth, m. 16 Nov. 1669, Rachel, youngest d. of John Warner, rem. to Warwick, in his will of 1692, names eldest s. George, youngest Stephen, and other ch. Abel, Benjamin, and Mary. ANTHONY, Ipswich 1648, m. Elizabeth prob. d. of deac. John Whipple of the same, had sev. ch. wh. with w. outliv. him, as John, Edmund, Elizabeth Kimball, Lydia Putnam, prob. w. of Jonathan, beside Thomas and Anthony. GEORGE, Newport 1638. HUMFREY, Salem, had only ch. Ann, who m. 10 Jan. 1656, Anthony Needham. ICHABOD, Portsmouth, R. I. perhaps s. of Robert, the friend of Gorton, m. Martha, d. of Thomas Hazard. INDIGO, or perhaps INIGO, Charlestown, m. 25 Aug. 1663, Mary Lawrence, d. of John of Groton, may have liv. in some other town, for without find. adm. of hims. or w. to the ch. there, I see that his ch. by w. Mary, viz. Mary, John, Richard, Indigo, Margaret, were all bapt. at C. 24 Apr. 1681, and Margaret, again, 9 July 1682. JOHN was a grantee of Sudbury in 1640, but I ask in vain, where he resid. or any thing else a. him. JOHN, New Haven, perhaps 1639, had John, Hannah, and Samuel, bapt. (not 7, as in Geneal. Reg. IX. 362, but) prob. 17 Oct. 1641; perhaps d. bef. 1643, as a wid. P. with fam. of two is that yr. ment. She may also have m. again, for Elizabeth Rose, in 1677, by her will ment. her s. John and Samuel P. beside sev. ds. Coffin made the surname Polter.
JOHN, New Haven, s. of the preced. m. 1661, Hannah, d. of John Cooper, had Hannah, b. 1661, d. soon; John, June 1663, d. soon; Hannah, again, 26 June 1665; John, again, 4 Aug. 1667; Samuel, July 1669, d. soon; one, without name, Feb. 1671, d. soon; Mary, Mar. 1673, d. soon; and Samuel, again, 2 June 1675; and his w. d. 13 days aft.; by sec w. m. 29 Dec. 1679, Mary, wid. of Ralph Russell, had Abigail, 23 Sept. foll. was serg. and propr. 1685, and d. Dec 1707, aged 70. JOHN, Warwick, was s. of Robert, freem. 1660; m. 2 June 1664, Ruth, d. of Edward Fisher of Portsmouth, R. I. had Robert, b. 5 Mar. 1666; Fisher, 12 July 1667; John, 21 Nov. 1668; William, 23 May. 1671; Samuel, 10 Jan. 1673; Isabel, 17 Oct. 1674, wh. bec. sec. w. of William Burton, and long surv. him; Ruth, 29 Nov. 1676; and Content, 2 Oct. 1680. JOSEPH, New Haven, prob. s. of William, b. in Eng. by w. Phebe had Joseph, b. 8 Oct. 1661; Rebecca, 26 May 1663; ano. d. Mar. 1668. He was recom. 1668 for freem. but d. 17 Aug. next yr. and his wid. m. May 1670, John Rose, jr.
JUDAH, Concord, s. prob. of Luke, freem. 1690. LUKE, Concord, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, by w. Mary, wh. d. 8 Apr. 1644, had Eunice, b. 2 Mar. 1641; and Rebecca, 2 Aug. 1643, d. at 2 mos. He m. 19 Oct. 1644, Mary, d. of Walter Edmands, had Luke, 30 May 1646, d. at 15 yrs.; Samuel, 1 Apr. 1648; Dorothy, 9 Apr. 1650; Judah; Frances, wh. d. 17 Nov. 1661; and Bethia, 4 Nov. 1659; was deac. and d. 13 Oct. 1697. Eunice m. 4 Oct. 1660, John Frye of Andover. [[vol. 3, p. 467]]
MATTHIAS, Braintree 1661; but this must, prob. belong to Puffer. NATHANIEL, New Haven, s. prob. of William, m. 1 Apr. 1675, Elizabeth Hawes, had large fam. as Porter writes, but gives no detail; a propr. 1685. NATHANIEL, Portsmouth, s. of that wid. Dorothy wh. m. John Albro, d. 20 Oct. 1704. NICHOLAS, Lynn, 1651, much engag. in the iron works, rem. to Salem, 1660, there call. a bricklayer, had Hannah, bapt. 25 Mar. 1661; and Mary, 15 Nov. 1663; Samuel, b. 9 Jan. 1665, d. at one yr.; Hannah, again, 27 Mar. 1666, wh. m. William Roach; Lydia, 26 Feb. 1667, d. next yr.; Bethia, 23 May 1668; Samuel, 22 Apr. 1669; Lydia, again, 16 July 1670, d. in Apr. foll.; Benjamin, 6 Nov. 1671; and Joseph, 9 June 1673. His w. Mary d. soon aft. and he d. 18 Oct. 1677. His inv. was tak. 25, and his will made 10 of that mo. That he had ch. by two ws. is infer. and that sec. w. Mary was d. of John Gedney appears in Essex Inst. II. 275; but for the bapt. name of the mo. of the ch. Robert, Elizabeth Sarah, wh. were prob. b. at Lynn by first w. certainty is unattain. tho. from the transcr. of the will it may seem, that ea. w. brot. both Samuel and Benjamin. A flickering of light comes from p. 301, indicat. that the first w. was Alice, wh. d. 26 Jan. 1659. Elizabeth m. Thomas Newhall.
ROBERT, Lynn 1630, freem. 3 Sept. 1634, rem. to Newport, where in July 1638, he was adm. an inhab. and in 1641 unit. with Gorton in settlem. of Shaomet, wh. they call. Warwick, and two yrs. later was seized with the whole comp. and brot. prisoner to Boston, where the governm. sentenc. them to be confin. in various places, enjoin. them not to preach their monstr. absurd doctr. on pain of death. Soon, however, as sympathy for such suffer. was unavoidab. excit. they all were banish. and he went to Eng. and obt. justice by restorat. to their est. He kept an inn at W. in 1649, and d. in the autumn of 1655, or betw. that and the spring foll. leav. s. John, b. a. 1639, and Deliverance, w. of James Greene; Elizabeth wh. m. Richard Harcutt of the same; beside wid. Sarah, not. mo. of either of the ch. wh. bec. w. 19 Feb. 1657 of John Sandford, the sch.-master of Boston. Of his first w. the name is not kn. but Gorton in narrat. of the invasion and assault by the Mass. forces upon the new settlem. of W. tells that she d. at that time, perhaps of trepidat.
ROBERT, Roxbury 1634, on join. the ch. had w. Isabel, of neither of wh. do I find any other ment. in rec. of town or ch. but that he was bur. 17 Jan. 1654; yet in Boston ch. he had his d. Deliverance bapt. 5 Mar. 1637, and in the rec. of d. is error, no doubt, of Robert for William. Prob. he rem. ROBERT, Lynn, perhaps s. of the first Robert, b. in Eng. had Samuel, b. 28 May 1657; and his w. whose name is not giv. must have d. soon after; for he m. 25 Jan. 1660, Ruth Driver, perhaps d. of Robert the first, had Robert, b. 18 Mar. 1661; Nathaniel, 14 Apr. 1663; John, 13 Sept. 1665; Elizabeth 9 Feb. 1668, d. soon; Elizabeth again, 15 Aug. 1670; Ruth, 27 Feb. 1674; Joseph, 25 Dec. 1676; Benjamin, 11 Apr. 1680; and Samuel, 8 May 1682. [[vol. 3, p. 468]]
ROBERT, Lynn, s. of the preced. m. 9 Jan. 1682, Martha Hall, had Martha, b. 21 June 1685, was freem. 1691. SAMUEL, New Haven, s. of John the first, m. 21 Nov. 1670, Hannah Russell, d. of William of the same. THOMAS, Portsmouth, R. I. br. perhaps of the preced. m. 20 Jan. 1687, Susanna, d. of John Tripp, had Susanna, b. 28 June 1688; Sarah, 25 July 1690; and Ichabod, Sept. 1692. VINCENT, Boston, came in the Elizabeth and Ann from London, 1635, aged 21, was next yr. a soldier at the castle [Winthrop II. 346]; went home in 1639, in the same sh. with John Josselyn, wh. ment. p. 30, that he was afterwards question. for a Regicide. He was prob. one of the madcap millenarians with Venner of Salem, but not of sufficient importance to be put to death. WILLIAM, Watertown, came prob. in the Abigail from London, 1635, aged 27, with w. Frances, 26, and ch. Joseph, 20 wks. His mo. Hannah had m. bef. they came over, a Beecher, and had Isaac. He a. 1643 rem. prob. to New Haven, there had other childr. and in his will, 1662, names Nathaniel, 22 Dec. 1644; Joseph; Hope, b. 3 Oct. 1641; and Rebecca, bapt. Jan. 1643. Possib. this is the man wh. was execut. Friday, 6 June of that yr. in the story of whose once being art. 3 of Appx. of Thaumaturgus, Magnalia VI. 38, Mather had gr. satisfact. and that he might defy human credulity makes the wonder, that tho. twenty yrs. a mem. of that ch. he had liv. in most infamous crimes no less than fifty yrs. together. The wretched man was perhaps s. of a wid. P. liv. at New Haven 1646. See Rec. I. 247. Hope m. 3 Feb. 1664 Daniel Robinson; and Rebecca m. 27 Nov. 1667, Thomas Adams.
WILLIAM, Braintree, came perhaps in the Increase from London, 1635, aged 25, one of the early mem. of that ch. 17 Sept. 1639, freem. 13 May 1640, rem. to Roxbury, m. 2 June 1646, Judith Graves, wid. of John. He made his will 14 Jan. 1654, of wh. Geneal. Reg. V. 301, as abstr. in wh. he names no ch. but Hannah Graves, d. of his w. gives to the Rev. elders of Braintree, Tompson and Flint, L10 ea. br.'s John's and George's childr. sis. Jane's and Ann's, but all apparently in Eng. also to the sch. in R. and the coll. in Cambridge; and three days aft. was bur. tho. town rec. calls him Robert. His wid. Judith m. 13 Dec. foll. Samuel Finch. Eight of this name, had, in 1834, been gr. at Yale, three at Harv. and nine at other N. E. coll.
POTTS, RICHARD, Kennebeck, whose w. was k. by the Ind. at Arowsic isl. Sept. 1676. Willis I. 148. THOMAS, Dover, by w. Joanna, had Mary, b. 6 July 1690, and ano. d. 28 Aug. 1693.
POTUM (if this be a possible name), CHARLES, of Cape Porpus, being d. admin. was giv. 1678 to John Barrett.
POULTER, JOHN, Billerica 1658, from Rayleigh in Co. Essex, m. 1662, Rachel Eliot of Braintree, d. of Francis, d. at Cambridge, 20 May 1676, aged 41, as the inscript. on gr.-st. is giv. by Harris. Epit. 6. [[vol. 3, p. 469]] His wid. m. 1677, John Whitmore; and his sis. Hannah, perhaps, m. John Dudley, as did, 22 Nov. 1655, Elizabeth with Jonathan Danforth the first; and Mary, 12 Apr. 1687, with Samuel Winship. All were, no doubt, ch. of John P. early sett. at B. but dec. bef. last date. Prob. he was driv. in by Ind. hostil. But a JOHN of Cambridge, perhaps his s. was liv. there 1698, and I suppose m. Hannah, d. of lieut. John Hammond, the richest man of Watertown. He may have rem. to Boston, and in Mar. 1713 been chos. to a town office.
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