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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PRENTICE, EDWARD, Newton, s. of the sec. Thomas of the same, by w. Sarah, d. of Humphrey Osland, who surv. him, had only Edward, b. 19 Nov. 1706 and d. 16 Sept. 1724. Near fortry yrs. aft. the wid. join. in deed with gr.ch. convey. the est. ENOS, Newton, br. of the preced. perhaps youngest, by w. Lydia, had Ebenezer, b. 4 Nov. 1710, and Jackson tells no more. HENRY, Cambridge 1640, was an orig. propri. of Sudbury, freem. 1650, d. 9 June 1654. His first w. Elizabeth d. 13 May 1643, and by sec. w. Joanna, he had Mary, b. 25 Nov. 1644; Solomon, 23 Sept. 1646; Abiah, a d. 22 May 1648; Samuel, 3 Aug. 1650; Sarah; and Henry. His wid. m. 24 July 1662, John Gibson; and Mary m. 8 Mar. 1664, Nathaniel Hancock. HENRY, Cambridge, prob. s. of the preced. freem. 1684, by w. Mary, had Mary, wh. d. 2 May 1685; Mary, again, d. 11 Mar. 1686; Hannah, d. 3 June 1687; Jonathan, d. 1 May 1688; and perhaps some that liv. JAMES, Cambridge, on that side wh. bec. Newton, may have been s. of Robert of Roxbury, b. in Eng. by w. Susanna, d. of famous capt. Edward Johnson, had James, b. 11 Mar. 1656; Susanna, 29 June 1657; Hannah, 24 Apr. 1659; Elizabeth 25 Aug. 1660; Sarah, 1662; and Rose; was freem. 1690, selectman, 1694, and d. 7 Mar. 1710, aged 81. The wid. and s. James had admin. and he and the two next ch. are rememb. in gr.f. Johnson's will in 1671. James sold his sh. in est. of his f. to the five sis. all single women, a designat. that could, I suppose, apply to no other five, or four, or three, sis. of their age in N. E. JAMES, Newton, s. of Thomas, the sec. of the same, m. 8 Mar. 1709, Elizabeth d. of Henry Bartlett of Marlborough, had Robert, b. 19 Apr. 1714; James, 1 Mar. 1715; and Mary, 19 Nov. 1716; he liv. only to 1719, and his w. surv.
JOHN, New London, s. of Valentine, b. in Eng. brot. by his f. to Roxbury 1631; was a blacksmith, rem. from R. 1652; by w. Esther, had John, b. 6 Aug. 1652; Joseph, 2 Apr. 1655, d. at 21 yrs.; Jonathan, 15 July 1657; Esther, 20 July 1660; Peter, 31 July 1663, d. at 7 yrs.; Stephen, 26 Nov. or Dec. 1666; and the five last of these were brot. to bapt. 19 Apr. 1668, at Roxbury, more than a hundred miles, as had the first b. been 29 Sept. 1667, into the ch. there, the f. hav. been rec. 24 Sept. 1665. Other ch. he had, Mercy, b. Dec. 1668, d. at 21 yrs.; Hannah, June 1672; Thomas and Elizabeth tw. 6 Nov. 1675; and Valentine, whose date is not found. He was a prosper. man, rep. 1668 and 70, owned shipping and cultiv. ld. m. 1685, sec. w. Rebecca, d. of Ralph Parker, had Ralph, and d. a. 1691. Often the name appears Prents. Esther m. Benadam or Benjamin Gallop; Hannah m. lieut. John Frink of Stonington; and Elizabeth d. unm. 13 Dec. 1770.
JOHN, Newton, s. of [[vol. 3, p. 479]] capt. Thomas of the same, m. 28 June 1677, Elizabeth d. of the first Edward Jackson, had no ch. and d. 4 Mar. 1689. His wid. m. 13 Nov. 1699, Jonas Bond. JOHN, New London, mariner, s. of first John of the same, in one of whose vessels he was part owner and master, m. Sarah, d. of Matthew Jones of Boston, had Ann, Sarah, Patience, Elizabeth and Irene, wh. all m. but no s. Perhaps he was of Stratford 1701, and d. 21 Mar. 1715. JOHN, Newton, s. of the sec. Thomas, m. 1696, Hannah, d. of Humphrey Osland, had Hannah, b. 25 Oct. 1697; Experience, 26 Sept. 1700; and Rebecca, 27 Mar. 1704; and his w. d. 2 May next. By sec. w. Bethia, he had Elizabeth; Bethia, 16 Aug. 1713; and Ann, 17 Nov. 1717; and he d. 4 Jan. 1721. JONATHAN, New London, s. of John the first, m. Elizabeth d. of Robert Latimer, whose elder sis. Sarah Jones had m. his elder br. John.
ROBERT, Roxbury, d. or was bur. 3 Feb. 1666, and his inv. of 7th of the same, was giv. in by his br. capt. Thomas, on 26 Apr. foll. but I can find nothing of his time of coming, or whether he had w. or ch. SAMUEL, Newton, s. of the sec. Thomas of the same, m. Esther Hammond, had Samuel, b. 25 Nov. 1702; Praise, 26 Jan. 1705; and Mary, 12 Apr. 1708. SOLOMON, Cambridge, s. of Henry the first, had two ws. Elizabeth wh. d. bef. 1678, and Hepzibah, wh. surv. him, and d. 15 Jan. 1742, in her 89th yr. He had Solomon, b. 1673; Thomas, 7 June 1674; Stephen; Nathaniel; and others, most of them prob. by sec. w. and d. 24 July 1719. THOMAS, Cambridge, on S. side of the riv. now Newton, brot. from Eng. w. Grace, and d. Grace, bapt. there, had here Thomas and Elizabeth tw. b. 22 Jan. 1650; Mary; John, 2 Feb. 1654, d. next yr.; John, again, 10 July 1655; and Hannah, 1661; was freem. 1652; rep. 1672-4, in 1675, on the first day aft. Philip began hostil. went to the war in comm. of a troop of horse, and with great reput. serv. through it. His influence was great in obt. separat. of Newton, in wh. his est. was. The w. d. 9 Oct. 1692, and he d. 6 July 1710 in 89th yr. Jackson assures us that the gr.-st. says 1709, and with error is easily beliv. Grace m. 27 Nov. 1667, Thomas Oliver; and Elizabeth m. 4 May 1675, Thomas Aldrich of Dedham. The epitaph that in Homer's Hist. of N. is said to be on his gr.-st. belongs to somebody else, lying 45 feet from the grave of the capt. whose head and foot stone have plain inscript. as I am assur. by the highest authority.
THOMAS, Cambridge, in the part now Newton, prob. br. of James, possib. neph. of the preced. b. in Eng. it is thot. m. Rebecca, d. of Edward Jackson, sen. had Frances, Thomas, John, Edward, James, Ebenezer, Enos, Rebecca, and Sarah, but unhap. no date is giv. for either, was freem. 1680, selectman in 1686, and sev. yrs. aft. and d. 11 Dec. 1724, at great age, perhaps above 90. Frances m. 13 Nov. 1687, Joseph Palmer of Stonington; and Sarah m. 15 May 1707, John Hyde.
THOMAS, Newton, s. of [[vol. 3, p. 480]] Thomas the first, m. 20 Mar. 1676, Sarah, d. of Thomas Stanton, had Thomas, b. 13 Jan. 1677; Grace; Samuel, a. 1680; and John, 1682, H. C. 1700, the min. of Lancaster; was freem. 1680, and d. 1684. His wid. m. William Denison of Stonigton. THOMAS, Newton, s. of Thomas the sec. by w. Elizabeth had John, b. Mar. 1692; Rebecca, 2 Dec. 1693; Thomas; and Ebenezer, 1706, and d. 11 Dec. 1724. VALENTINE, Roxbury, came in 1631, prob. with Eliot in the Lion, bring. w. Alice and s. John, hav. bur. one ch. at sea, as the ch. rec. tells, was freem. 7 Aug. 1632, perhaps had one ch. b. here, but d. prob. bef. the end of next yr. for the town rec. has it, that she m. 3 Apr. 1634, John Watson. One Alice P. wh. possib. was d. of his, d. at Concord, 8 Mar. 1644. Ellis, in his Hist. of R. quotes from the ch. rec. the ment. of his sufferings and d. closing with a clause that proves how variously our ancient MS. may read, "leaving a good cup of gentleness behind him," when my version of the words in Italic is "SAVOR OF GODLINESS." VALENTINE, Woodbury, youngest s. of John of New London, m. Abigail, d. of the sec. Zechariah Walker, had John, bapt. Oct. 1710, d. at 5 yrs.; Esther, b. 16 May 1712, d. young; Joseph, 20 Jan. 1715; Esther, again, 2 May 1717; John, again, 1 Nov. 1719; Thomas, 9 May 1722, d. soon; Thomas, again, d. at 21 yrs.; Christopher, 13 Apr. 1726; Abigail, bapt. 17 Nov. 1728; and Patience, b. 7 July 1731. A portion of the descend. of Henry, change the two last letters for ss, but the distinct. was not, for the first hundred yrs. uniform, and Valentine's progeny always used these. In both forms, nineteen had been gr. in 1834 at Harv. four at Yale, and five at other N. E. coll. and of ten clerg. eight were of Harv. two of Yale.
PRESBURY, JOHN, Sandwich 1643, was bur. 19 May 1648. JOHN, Saco, in 1670 was constable there, d. 1679, leav. only ch. Nathaniel.
PRESCOTT, JAMES, Hampton, by w. Mary, d. of Nathaniel Boulter, had Joshua, b. 1 Mar. 1669; James, 1 Sept. 1671; Rebecca, 15 Apr. 1673; Jonathan, 6 Aug. 1675; Mary, 11 June 1677; Abigail and Temperance, tw. 1 Sept. 1679; John, 19 Nov. 1681; and Nathaniel, 1683. Rebecca m. 3 Dec. 1691, Nathaniel Sanborn; Mary m. 2 Nov. 1699, Jabez Colman; and Abigail m. Richard Bounds. Descend. in N. H. are num. He took the o. of alleg. 1678. JAMES, Hampton, sec. s. of the preced. m. 6 Mar. 1695, Mary, d. of William Marston, had Jeremiah, b. 8 Dec. 1695; Samuel, 14 Mar. 1697; Elisha, 18 Mar. 1699; Sarah, 20 Jan. 1701; Lucy, 6 Feb. 1703; Ebenezer, 3 Feb. 1705; James, 12 Dec. 1708; and Rebecca, 27 Feb. 1711. He took 2d w. 17 June 1746, wid. Abigail Sanborn.
JOHN, Lancaster, blacksmith, came, a. 1640, as is said with w. Mary Platts (a Yorksh. girl, while he was b. in Lancash. but liv. at Sowerby in the parish of Halifax in the W. [[vol. 3, p. 481]] riding of Yorkshire) and sev. ch. sat down first at Watertown, rem. 1645 or 6 to the foundat. of new sett. at L. Childr. were Mary, Sarah, Martha, and John, all suppos. to be b. bef. com. hither; Lydia, b. Aug. 1641; Jonathan; and Jonas, June 1648; the last prob. the only one at L. Difficulty and loss in his cross. Sudbury riv. on his rem. is told by Winthrop II. 306. He took o. of alleg. 1652, but was not adm. freem. bef. 1669; was with his fam. rem. shortly aft. the doleful day of 10 Feb. 1676, and the town was wholly abandon. for sev. yrs. so that no white man liv. betw. the towns on Conn. riv. and those of the Concord. In 1682 the number of fams. was not more than one third so large as seven yrs. bef. but of these, Presott's was one, and the yr. assign. for his d. tho. with some hesit. is 1683. Mary m. Thomas Sawyer; Sarah m. Richard Wheeler; Martha m. John Rugg, and d. a. 1655; and Lydia m. 28 May 1658, Jonas Fairbanks. JOHN, Lancaster, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. blacksmith, on the destruct. of the town, sett. at Concord. freem. 1679; by w. Sarah, had Mary; John, b. a. 1672; and Ebenezer, both of wh. perpet. the name.
JOHN, Hampton, fourth s. of James the first, m. Aug. 1701, Abigail, d. of James Marston, had John, b. 15 Aug. 1702; Rebecca, 10 Aug. 1704; Lydia, 20 Nov. 1706; Benjamin, 18 Sept. 1708; James, 11 Apr. 1711; Abigail, 29 Apr. 1713; Nathaniel, 25 July 1715; Abraham, 20 May 1717; Jedediah, 1 June 1719; and Josiah, 2 Oct. 1721. He d. 1740; and his wid. d. at Kingston, 14 Nov. 1762. JONAS, Groton, s. prob. youngest ch. of John the first, call. of Sudbury, when he took freeman's o. 1678, m. Oct. 1669, Thankful Wheeler, as one acco. says, or 14 Dec. 1670, Mary, d. of John Looker, as ano. has it, had eighth ds. wh all m. and four s. and d. 13 Dec. 1723. The youngest of the s. Benjamin, b. 4 Jan. 1696, wh. d. 3 Aug. 1738, was f. of col. William, the command. at Bunker Hill, 17 June 1775, the f. of that disting. jurist, William, H. C. 1783, wh. was f. of the more disting. historian of Ferdinand and Isabella. JONATHAN, Concord, br. of the preced. by first w. Dorothy, m. 3 Aug. 1670, wh. d. 8 Oct. 1674, had only Samuel, b. bef. he was driv. from Lancaster; by sec w. Elizabeth d. of John Hoar, wh. d. 25 Sept. 1687, had Jonathan, b. 5 Apr. 1677; Elizabeth 27 Nov. 1678; Dorothy, 31 May 1681; John, 13 July 1683; Mary, 4 Aug. 1685; and Benjamin, 16 Sept. 1687, H. C. 1709, min. of Danvers; by third w. Rebecca, wid. of Hon. Peter Bulkely, whose d. Rebecca m. his s. Jonathan, and by fourth w. Ruth Brown wh. outliv. him, and d. 9 Feb. 1740, he had no ch. was capt. freem. 1690, and rep. 1692 at first Ct. under the new chart. and his day of d. is not kn. but he was on serv. Feb. 1707.
JONATHAN, Hampton, third s. of James the first, by w. Elizabeth had Jonathan, b. 16 July 1696; Jeremiah, 4 Oct. 1698; Benjamin, 2 Nov. 1700; Abigail, 28 Mar. 1703; Joseph, 27 [[vol. 3, p. 482]] Dec. 1705; and Mary, 8 Sept. 1709. JOSHUA, Hampton, eldest br. of the preced. had, by w. whose name is unkn. Joshua, Reuben, and Edward. NATHANIEL, Hampton, youngest br. of the preced. m. 30 Dec. 1702, Ann, d. of James Marston of H. wh. d. at Kingston, 30 Dec. 1761; and he d. 26 Feb. 1771 without ch. PETER, Salem, freem. 1682, liv. in the village that bec. Danvers, and had part in the troubles of Rev. Mr. Paris. He had m. 22 May 1679, Elizabeth Redington. Of this name eighteen had been gr. at Harv. bef. 1829.
PRESSIE, JOHN, Salisbury, m. 4 Dec. 1663, Mary Gage, had John, b. 1 Oct. 1664; Mary, 30 Nov. 1665; and William, 2 June 1671; bef. Dec. 1677 was of Amesbury to take o. of alleg.
PRESTON, DANIEL, Dorchester, came from London in the Elizabeth and Ann, aged 13, s. of William, sent in Apr. as the f. would follow in few mos. freem. 1665, by w. Mary, had Mary, b. a. 1645; and Daniel, 7 Oct. 1649; was chos. selectman 1675 and oft. aft. deac. and d. 10 or 12 Nov. 1707, aged 85. Mary m. 28 May 1662, Eleazer Fawer. DANIEL, Dorchester, s. of the preced. freem. 1690, was rul. Elder, had Mary, b. 1 Sept. 1675; John; Remember, 4 Nov, 1678; Abigail; Deliverance; Elizabeth 5 Jan. 1687; Daniel, 15 Aug. 1689, d. soon; Relief, d. soon; Daniel, again, Dec. 1693; and d. 13 Mar. 1726 in 77th yr. His w. Abigail, d. of John Jackson of Cambridge, d. 24 Apr. 1723 in 75th yr. EDWARD, New Haven, prob. s. of William, may have been tw. br. of Daniel, sent over by his f. in the Christian, the first sh. from London in that yr 1635, aged 13, to prepare, no doubt, for his foll. perhaps had relat. in Dorchester, or other place neighb. to Boston where all the vessels came; and aft. the f. and his fam. went off to N. H. may have cont. in this quarter, certain. in 1643, 4, and 5 was of Conn. not N. H. and at Boston, by w. Margaret, had William, b. 30 Jan. 1652; Mary, 1 Jan. 1654; Elizabeth 1655; and perhaps others; was a propr. 1685. ELIASAPH, Stratford 1669, of William of New Haven, had perhaps liv. there some yrs. as he was then made freem. rem. to Wallingford, m. Elizabeth eldest d. of John Beach of W. there was the first deac. and d. 1705, aged a. 70, said the exagger. of the new comers, when he was only 62.
HACKALIAH, Woodbury, tw. br. of the pred. if Cothren, as seems almost certain, be corr. m. 20 Apr. 1676, Emma, d. of Thomas Fairchild of Stratford, had William, b. 21 Mar. 1677, Hannah, bapt. Aug. 1680; Lydia, Nov. 1682; Sarah, Nov. 1683; Jehiel, Oct. 1686; Emma, Mar. 1688; and Remember, Oct. 1691. He d 20 Nov. 1692; and his wid. d. Feb. 1733. JEHIEL, Stratford, may be br. of the preced. had Samuel, b. 1663, selectman, 1669, rep. 1676. JOHN, Boston, m. 28 May 1661, Susanna, wid. of Robert Read of Hampton, was liv. 1668, but Farmer ment. a JOHN of Boston, d. 6 June 1663.
JOHN, [[vol. 3, p. 483]] Hadley, had gone as a soldier in Turner's comp. from the E. part of the Col. in Philip's war early in Apr. 1676, was in the Falls fight of May, in 1678 m. Sarah Gardner, perhaps d. of Samuel, had eight ch. all of wh. d. under age, exc. John, b. 1686; and Sarah, 1693. JOHN, Andover, by w. Sarah, had John, and Thomas, tw. wh. d. 17 and 18 Mar. 1691, prob. soon after b. and John, again, wh. d. 17 June 1699, and perhaps others. JOSEPH, New Haven, a propr. 1685, may have been gr.s. of William, tho. it may not. be kn. wh. s. was his f. or he may have been a resid. much earlier, and h. of that Mary wh. had there bapt. Hackaliah and Eliasaph, tw. 9 Apr. 1643; Joseph, 24 Jan. 1647; Mary, and Sarah, not perhaps tw. 24 July 1664. ROBERT, New Haven 1646, had been serv. of Richard Church, was single, when he made his will, 1648, in wh. no ment. of any relat. of his name is to be seen. ROGER, Ipswich 1648, a tanner, came in the Elizabeth from London 1635, aged 21, d. perhaps at Lynn, 20 Jan. 1666. SAMUEL, Andover, m. 27 May 1672, Susanna Gutterson, and tho. her d. is not ment. this same man, m. 2 Apr. 1694, Sarah Bridges. At Andover is rec. the m. of Nicholas Holt, 21 May 1666, with "wid. Preston," wh. may have been mo. of Samuel, but wh. was his f. is beyond my kn. THOMAS, Danvers, then call. Salem vill. freem. 1690, had m. 15 Apr. 1669, Rebecca, d. of Francis Nurse, had Rebecca, b. 12 May 1670; Mary, 15 Feb. 1672; John, 20 Nov. 1673; and Martha, 21 Oct. 1676; and he d. 1697. His w. was d. of that sad Rebecca, execut. as a witch; and his only s. John was early lost on a fishing voyage.
WILLIAM, Dorchester 1635, came in the Truelove, the latest of seventeen sh. from London to Boston that yr. aged 44, with w. Mary, 34, and four ch. Elizabeth 11; Sarah, 8; Mary, 6; and John, 3; rem. to New Haven in season to be among first subscr. of the compact, 1639; and there had Jehiel, bapt. 14 June 1640; Hackaliah, and Eliasaph, tw. 9 Apr. 1643; and Joseph, 24 Jan. 1647. I suppose mo. of these latter ch. was a d. of Robert Seabrook, wh. gave his s. Jehiel P. and Thomas Fairchild, jr. his home lot. He prob. d. not long after date of his will, 9 July 1647, in wh. he speaks of childr. of the first and sec. w. but does not enable us to disting. them, and by conject. I should make of the ch. brot. from Eng. the greater part if not all by first w. three s. and three ds. Edward, Daniel, John, Elizabeth Sarah, and Mary; but of the ds. refers to one as w. of Joseph Alsop, prob. Elizabeth to ano. as w. of William Meeker, prob. Sarah; and we, therefore, may well suppose that Mary was then unm. His wid. Mary m. Thomas Kimberly. He owned est. in Giggleswick, Co. York, in the most W. part of the W. Riding. In that parish of the hill country were b. the parents of the celebr. William Paley, and of its high sch. his f. was master. Sev. towns in Eng. are call. Preston; and out of nine persons of [[vol. 3, p. 484]] this name gr. in 1830 at N. E. coll. three were of Yale and one of Harv.
PRETIOUS, or PRETIOS, CHARLES, Boston, blacksmith or nailer, m. 17 Nov. 1653, Rebecca Martin, had Mary, b. 16 May 1654; and I hear of him no more, exc. as one of the debtors 1655 to est. of Joshua Foote in Geneal. Reg. IX. 137, there pervert. to Presus.
PRICE, DAVID, Dorchester, freem. 7 Dec. 1636. JAMES, Watertown, s. of William of the same, by w. Sarah, had Josiah, b. 30 Mar. 1706; Mindwell, 27 June 1708, and Abigail, 3 July 1719; and d. 4 Mar. 1756, in that part of W. now Weston. The name is oft. spell. Priest. JOHN, Salem, s. of Walter of the same, m. Jan. 1674, Sarah, d. of Henry Wolcott of Windsor, had only s. Walter, b. 17 May 1676, H. C. 1695; was freem. 1677, rep. 1679 and aft. the revo. 1689, d. 13 Aug. 1691, and his wid d. 1698 in her 49th yr. The s. Walter was a man of distinct. capt. in the col. service 1708. JOHN, is the name of a soldier in Gallop's comp. 1690, but resid. is unkn. JOHN, Watertown, br. of James, may have sett. Bond thinks, at Lancaster. JOSEPH, Salem, k. by the Ind. 15 Dec. 1675, in the Narrangaset fight, says Felt II. 505; but whose s. he was is not told; yet possib. of Walter. JOSEPH, Watertown, br. of James, m. 25 Dec. 1701, Margaret, d. of Richard Child, had Margaret, b. 3 Oct. 1702; Joseph, 4 Sept. 1704; Hannah, 20 Mar. 1707; John, 9 Dec. 1711; Joshua; James; Mehitable, 18 Mar. 1719; and Jonas, bapt. 20 Nov. 1726; and d. 28 Apr. 1756. MATTHEW, Charlestown 1654, of wh. I kn. only that by w. Elizabeth he had Joseph, b. 23 Mar. 1656, and he was a householder in 1658. Perhaps he was of Salem 1668 to sign memorial against impost with Walter and sons. RICHARD, Boston, ar. co. 1658, m. 18 Aug. 1659, Elizabeth Cromwell, d. of Thomas, the prosperous privateersman, had Thomas, b. 22 July 1660; Joyliffe, 2 Mar. 1662; Elizabeth 10 Feb. 1664; and Richard, 26 Mar. 1667, was freem. with prefix of respect, 1664. RICHARD, Boston, m. 6 May 1662, Grace, d. of Gamaliel Waite, had Ebenezer, b. 6 Apr. 1663; and Richard, 9 Apr. 1664. ROBERT, Northampton, had Sarah, b. 1678; Mary, 1681; Elizabeth 1683; and John, 1689; rem. to Deerfield, and thence, again, 1715.
THEODORE, Salem, eldest s. of Walter, m. 1 Aug. 1667, Ann Wood, had Elizabeth b. 19 Jan. 1670; and Ann, 23 July 1671, in wh. yr. he was lost at sea. His inv. was taken 10 Apr. foll. His wid. m. 12 Nov. 1673, Dudley Bradstreet of Andover; and Elizabeth m. 14 Dec. 1686, rev. Thomas Barnard of the same.
WALTER, Salem 1641, merch. from Bristol Eng. brot. w. Elizabeth and 6 Mar. of next yr. they unit. with the ch. freem. 27 Dec. 1642, had Elizabeth bapt. 13 Mar. 1642; Theodore, Nov. 1643; Ann, 11 Jan. 1646; Hannah, 30 Jan. 1648; William, 24 Mar. 1650; Samuel, 12 Mar. 1654; and Walter, 16 [[vol. 3, p. 485]] Mar. 1656; was highly esteem. rep. 1665, and d. 5 June 1674, aged 61; yet Coffin says he was b. 16 May 1620. His will, made 21 May preced. names w. Elizabeth and s. John, excors. ment. s. William, gr.ch. Elizabeth and Ann P. Elizabeth and John Croade, ds. Elizabeth Ruck, Hannah Veren, and Ann Bradstreet, but this last was not his own ch. but had been wid. of his s. Theodore. His wid. d. 11 Nov. 1688, aged 73. Of Samuel I hear nothing. Besides Theodore, William and Walter were lost at sea. Elizabeth m. 17 Mar. 1659, John Croade, and next John Ruck, misprint. Burke, in Essex Inst. Hist. Coll. II. 127; and Hannah, m. 4 May 1670, Hilliard Veren.
WILLIAM, Watertown, m. 9 Apr. 1657, Mary Marblehead, had William, b. 4 May 1658; Matthew, 16 Apr. 1660; Mary, 8 Nov. 1662; John, 18 Mar. 1665; Sarah, 27 Sept. 1667; Benjamin, 22 Feb. 1670; Grace, 1 Aug. 1672; James, 15 Mar. 1675; Joseph, 2 Nov. 1677; Elizabeth 20 Mar. 1680; and Hannah; and he d. 30 Oct. 1685. His will made five days bef. as pro. 15 Dec. foll. It nam. w. and s. John, excors. Hannah m. 24 Dec. 1702, Thomas Sanderson. Sometimes his name appears Priest. WILLIAM, Groton, eldest s. of preced. of wh. Bond could tell no more, but that he sat down on ld. at G. belong. to his f.
RICHARD, or PRITCHARD, BENJAMIN, Milford, 1713, may have been s. of Roger. HUGH, Gloucester 1614-45, rem. to Roxbury, freem. 18 May 1642, had, by w. Elinor, Abigail, a d. acc. the town rec. but as I read the ch. rec. s. Abiel, bapt. 26 Dec. 1641; Zebediah, b. 17, bapt. 22 Oct. prob. d. soon; Phebe, bapt. 20 Oct. 1644, in ch. rec. call. a d. very naturally, but in the town rec. acc. to old rec. s. b. 13 Oct. without a name; and a ch. without name, bur. 10 May 1649 was of ar. co. 1643, rep. 1643, 4, and 9, capt. 1647, and went home, prob. in 1650. In giv. deed of his est. some yrs. later, his attys. describe him as of Broughton, Denbighsh. wh. perhaps was the place of his nativity. Bef. the gen. introd. of surnames, the progenit. of this fam. would be represent. ap Richard, i. e. s. of Richard. JOHN, Topsfield, s. perhaps of William, was freem. 1686. JOSEPH, Milford, perhaps s. of Roger, d. a. 1676.
NATHANIEL, Springfield, s. of Roger, m. 4 Feb. 1652, Hannah, d. of George Langton, wh. d. 1690, and he m. 1691, Hannah, wid. of Samuel Davis of Northampton, and rem. from S. to New Haven, there d. 11 Nov. 1710, had only one ch. wh. d. under age, and the wid. d. 1711. RICHARD, Yarmouth 1643, was with w. Ann and d. Templer, adm. 29 July 1660 of the ch. at Charlestown, d. 8 Mar. 1669 at great cage. His will of 22 Jan. preced. names w. Margery, d. Hannah, w. of Richard Templer, wh. was made extrix. and her ch. James, Samuel, and Deborah, gr.ch. Hannah, w. of Alexander Stewart; and her ch. James, and John; beside Richard, s. of Richard Taylor; perhaps ano. gr.ch. and [[vol. 3, p. 486]] possib. it was meant Templer. ROGER, Springfield 1643, freem. 13 Apr. 1648. His w. Frances d. 1651, and he rem. 1653 to Milford, m. 18 Dec. in that yr. Elizabeth wid. of William Slough, d. of James Prudden, rem. thence to New Haven, there d. 26 Jan. 1671. Alice, perhaps his d. at S. m. 18 Feb. 1645, William Bradlee of New Haven; and Joan, perhaps ano. d. m. at N. H. 1 Sept. 1647, John Lumbard of S.
WILLIAM, Lynn 1645, Ipswich in 1648, bec. one of the first sett. of Brookfield, was clk. of the writs, had William, John, Joseph, and Samuel, was serg. of the mil. and with s. Samuel, at the same time that Edward Hutchinson fell, was k. by the Ind. 3 Aug. 1675. Oft. the serg.'s name is call. Joseph; it is not ment. In Wheeler's Narr. and by Coffin, 389, in a list almost offic. he is John. Inv. of his est. in Mar. 1676, is found; and Nov. 1690, John of Topsfield, and Joseph of Amesbury convey. to their br. William the est. at B. wh. was of their f. and br. Samuel, dec. WILLIAM, Suffield, s. of the preced. had two ws. nam. Elizabeth and a third Rebecca, wh. in Feb. 1698 had admin. of his est. His three ch. William, b. 1684; Elizabeth 1690; and William, again, 1691, all d. young.
PRIDE, JOHN, Salem 1637, there had a gr. of ld. was a brickmaker in 1641, d. a. 1647. JOHN, Pemaquid, wh. took o. of fidel. to Mass. 22 July 1674, may have been s. of the preced.
PRIEST, DEGORY, Plymouth 1620, d. in few days aft. land. from the Mayflower, on 1 Jan. 1621; and his w. wh. was, says Gov. Bradford, sis. of Mr. Allerton, and their childr. came after. He was formerly thot. the first m. of any of the Leyden exiles, but the rec. there shows that his intent was pub. 4 Oct. 1611, and the m. with Sarah Vincent, wid. of John of London, 4 Nov. foll. and we kn. that both Isaac Allerton and his sis. had a few wks. earlier been m. I obs. on the Dutch rec. that aft. hear. of the d. of Priest so early at P. his wid. m. 13 Nov. of that same yr. one, wh. was, in my opin. the Cuthbert Cuthbertson, wh. brot. her and the ch. in the Ann. He had been adm. a cit. of Leyden 16 Nov. 1615, then call. a hatter, no other of his friends exc. Bradford and Allerton hav. enjoy. that distinct. EMANUEL, Marblehead 1668, kn. only as sign. with JOHN, perhaps his br. against impost. JAMES, Weymouth, freem. 10 May 1643, and tho. twice insert. in the list, we may be confid. as the same carelessness attaches to two other names, that only one man is intend. had James, b. 8 May 1640; and by w. Elizabeth had Lydia, b. 12 Feb. 1658, d. young; and Lydia, again, 16 Mar. 1662; and d. at Salem, 1664. JOHN, Weymouth 1657.
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