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, Salem, m. 25 Feb. 1673, Elizabeth Gray, had Elizabeth b. 20 Jan. 1680. JOHN, Woburn, had Elizabeth b. 12 Sept. 1679; John, 1 Nov. 1681; Daniel (Bond, 911, has Hannah) 19 July 1686; and perhaps others. WILLIAM, Watertown 1672, perhaps by w. Leah had William, wh. d. 3 Dec. 1688; [[vol. 3, p. 487]] and William, again, b. 7 Nov. 1689. But Bond leaves it in no doubt that the name was Price, wh. see.
PRIME, JAMES, Milford a. 1654, propound. for freem. in 1669, and d. 1685, leav. wid. s. James, d. Sarah, w. of Thomas Prior, and Rebecca, wh. m. 1 Apr. 1677, Walter Smith. Among proprs. in 1713 was JAMES, s. of the preced. wh. had s. James and other ch. and perhaps Ebenezer, Y. C. 1718, min. of Huntington, L. I. wh. d. 1779, aged 79, was ano. MARK, Rowley 1643, by w. Ann had Samuel, b. 1649. SAMUEL, Rowley, s. of the preced. by w. Sarah had Samuel, b. 1675; Mark, 1680; and tw ds.
PRIMIDAYS. See Pringrydays.
PRINCE, ISAAC, Hull 1675, s. of John, of wh. we have no later knowledge than Deane gives, that he m. a. 1683, Mary, d. of John Turner. JOHN, Hull, was perhaps of Cambridge, or more prob. of Watertown, when freem. 4 Mar. 1635, s. of Rev. John, wh. had been bred at Oxford, and was min. of East Shefford, oft. called Little Shefford, a few miles from Newbury, in Co. Berks, prob. rem. to H. bef. b. of any ch. of wh. he had prob. by w. Margaret, John, b. 1638, d. 1690; Elizabeth 1640; Joseph, 1642; Martha, 1645; John, 1647; Mary, 8 Apr. 1649, says rec.; Samuel, at Boston, May 1649, says tradit.; Sarah, 1651, d. soon; Benjamin, 1652, wh. prob. d. young; Isaac, 1655; Deborah, 25 Aug. 1657; and Thomas; he took sec. w. Ann, wid. of William Barstow, was rul. eld. and d. 6 Aug. 1676, aged 66. His will of 9 May preced. names only eight ch. JOSEPH, Hull, s. of the preced. m. 7 Dec. 1670, Joanna, d. of Secretary Morton. NATHANIEL, Salem, in 1664 was of the selectmen.
RICHARD, Salem 1639, a tailor, freem. 27 Dec. 1642, had there bapt. John, 20 Feb. 1642; Joseph, 10 Sept. 1643, Mary, 16 Apr. 1648; Samuel, 18 May 1651; Richard, 18 Mar. 1655; and Jonathan, 15 Mar. 1657; perhaps by w. Mary, a mem. of the ch. 1648, all exc. first two; was a deac. and d. 1675, aged 61. From his will of 21 Sept. pro. 22 Dec. foll. in that yr. we find all the ch. exc. the first b. were liv. and Mary had m. Stephen Daniel, had Stephen and Mary. RICHARD, Salem, s. of the preced. m. 25 Dec. 1677, Sarah Rix, had Richard, b. 21 Jan. 1679; Joseph, 28 Dec. 1680, wh. d. under 17 yrs.; and John, 15 Nov. 1682. ROBERT, Salem, may have been br. of the first Richard, and Felt says had gr. of ld. 1649. He m. 5 Apr. 1662, Sarah Warren, had James, b. 19 Jan. 1665, d. soon; James, again, 15 Aug. 1668; Elizabeth 19 Feb. 1670; and Joseph; and d. 4 June 1674. His will of 24 May 1674, pro. 30 of next mo. made his w. extrix. and names ch. James, Joseph, and Elizabeth His est. was good.
SAMUEL, Hull, s. of John, freem. 1678, rem. to Rochester, or Middleboroghh, of wh. he was rep. aft. the new chart. of 1692; m. 1674, Martha, d. of [[vol. 3, p. 488]] William Barstow of Scituate, had three s. and two ds. of neither of wh. do I find the names. His w. d. 18 Dec. 1684, and by sec. Mary, d. of Gov. Hinckley, wh. d. 22 Oct. 1658, was f. of Rev. Thomas, b. May 1687, H. C. 1707, the assid. annalist, whose service in perpet. evidence relative to our early hist. exceeds that of any other man, since the first generat. Of written or printed matter he was a useful expounder; but the great delineator of our literary men, half a centu. ago, has well cautioned us against his credulity. See Eliot's Biog. Dict. He was also f. of Nathan, H. C. 1718, a man of talents super. to his bro.'s but of less value to society.
THOMAS, Glocester 1649, by w. Margaret had Thomas, b. 24 Dec. 1650; John, 1653; Mary, 1658; and Isaac, 7 Nov. 1663. Babson, 129, says his wid. d. 24 Feb. 1706. THOMAS, Gloucester, eldest s. of the preced. m. 27 Sept. 1676, Elizabeth Harraden, and had Mary, b. 6 Dec. 1677; and Thomas, 8 Dec. 1679; beside John and Isaac, wh. surv. him; and he d. 11 Jan. 1705. THOMAS, Scituate, s. of John, m. in 1685, Ruth, d. of John Turner, had Thomas, b. 10 July 1686; Benjamin, 1693; and Job, 1695. WILLIAM, Dover 1671. One Mary P. a Quaker, came in the Speedwell, 1656, but of her no more is kn. than Hutch. I. 197 tells of her denounc. judgm. of God from her window in the prison, against Gov. Endicott, as he went by, on Sunday, from the ch. Twice she was taken to his house, where two min. were present; and tho. I fear she suffer. worse correction than from their mouths, yet the virulence of their affections did not perhaps go beyond her banishm. Eleven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. one at Yale, and two at other N. E. coll.
PRINDLE, JOHN, Milford 1645. Possib. the name is the same as that foll.
PRINGLE, WILLIAM, New Haven, m. 7 Dec. 1655, Mary Desbrough, had Phebe, b. 16 Mar. 1657; John, 5 Oct. 1658; Mary, 8 Mar. 1660; Ebenezer, 10 Sept. 1661; Joseph, 11 June 1663; Jonathan, 7 June 1665, d. soon; Sarah, 19 Oct. 1666; Samuel, 15 Apr. 1668; Ebenezer, again, 7 June 1669; Hannah, 10 Mar. and Joanna, 2 Feb. 1673, d. in few mos.; was a propr. 1685, and so was JOSEPH. His will was of 1689. This is now changed to Prindle, it is said.
PRINGRYDAY'S, or PRIMIDAYES, as giv. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 87, or
PRIMRIDES, as by Rev. Mr. Russell in Coffin's Newbury, 390, EDMUND, Springfield, m. 1666, Mary, d. of Miles Morgan; in the assult by the Ind. when they burned the town, 5 Oct. 1675, he was wound. and d. on 11 of the same, leav. no ch. His wid. m. 1678, Nicholas Rust.
PRIOR, or PRYOR, DANIEL, Duxbury, s. of Thomas, came late in 1635, from London, in the Hopewell, capt. Babb, aged 13, had w. Mary, and liv. at Scituate. DANIEL, Windsor, s. of Humphrey, m. 9 Feb. 1693, Sarah Eggleston, d. of Samuel of Middletown, had Sarah, b. 4 Mar. 1694. EDWARD, Kennebeck 1665. HUMPHREY, Windsor, m. 12 [[vol. 3, p. 489]] Nov. 1663, Ann, d. of John Osborn, had John, b. 14 Feb. 1665; and Daniel, 18 Dec, 1667; and his w. d. bef. her f. JOHN, Scituate br. of Daniel, came from London with him, at the age of 15, rem. to Duxbury, and Windsor says, in his old age, m. Eleanor Childs. JOHN, Windsor, eldest s. of Humphrey, had Ann, b. 31 Mar. 1690; Mary, 6 Mar. 1692; and John, 16 May 1695.
JOSEPH, Duxbury, br. of first John, liv. with Rev. Ralph Partridge, when the min. made his will, 1655. MATTHEW, Salem 1638, when he had gr. of ld. rem. to L. I. and was of Brookhaven in 1665. His d. Sarah m. John Gould of Newport, and next, 1711, bec. fourth w. of Gov. Walter Clark. THOMAS, Scituate, came in 1634 from London, with Lothrop, d. 1639, bur. says Lothrop. 22 June; in his will of June in that yr. names s. Samuel, and Thomas, ds. Elizabeth and Mary, all in O. E. and his three s. here, bef. ment.
PROCTOR, BENJAMIN, Ipswich 1678, prob. s. of the first John. GEORGE, Dorchester, freem. 17 May 1637, by w. Edith had Hannah, b. perhaps in Eng.; Abigail, b. 24 Aug. 1637; Thomas, 16 Dec. 1638, if we may dare to contradict the rec. wh. is 1637, or it has been thot. that the 1637 day was that of his bur. and he may have been brot. from Eng.; Samuel, 8 Nov. 1640.; and d. 29 Jan. 1662. His wid. rem. to Boston to live with s. Samuel, made excor. with her of the will of 27 Jan. 1662, as in Geneal. Reg. XI. 173, 4. Hannah m. 3 Mar. 1653, John Lowell; and Abigail m. 8 Mar. 1660, Joseph Lowell of Boston. JOHN, Ipswich, came, 1635, aged 40 from London in the Susan and Ellen, with w. Martha, 28; and ch. John,3; and Mary, 1; and in few yrs. was sett. at Salem. His w. d. 13 June 1659; but he took sec. w. of the same bapt. name, wh. outliv. him. His will of 28 Aug. 1672, pro. 28 Nov. foll. names w. and ch. John, Joseph, Benjamin, ds. Martha White, Abigail Varney; Sarah Dodge; and Hannah Weeden, or some such name.
JOHN, Ipswich, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. rem. in few yrs. to Salem, perhaps freem. 1690, m. Dec. 1662, Elizabeth d. of John Thorndike, had prob. by a sec. w. Elizabeth Bassett, m. Apr. 1674, William, b. 6 Feb. foll.; Sarah, 28 Jan. 1677; Samuel, 11 Jan. 1686; Elisha, 28 Apr. 1687, d. next yr.; and Abigail, 27 Jan. 1692; of wh. the eldest two were imprison. in the execrable fanaticism of 1692. These ch. were prob. discharg. without trial; but the mo. was one of the first accus. of witchcr. and her h. (to wh. the first w. had brot. ch. Martha, b. 4 June 1666; Mary, 26 Oct. 1667, d. soon; John, 28 Oct. 1668; Mary, again, 30 Jan. 1670; and Thorndike, 15 July 1672, and that w. d. next mo.), for showing proper regard for her, as Hutch. II. 26 and 55 tells, fell under equal suspicion. Both were tried and condemn. on 5th, and on him, 19 Aug. was inflict. the punishm. of death, wh. she escap. by reason of her pregnancy, and bef. the time elaps. in wh. she [[vol. 3, p. 490]] should have suffer. the power of decision and the devil passed away. Yet four yrs. later, the wid. had to beseech the legislat. to order relief of her husband's prop. from the forfeiture. See Felt II. 484. Too brief is this statement of Mr. Felt, and slightly seems the case to have been misapprehend. by him. No doubt, Gedney, the judge of Probate, was as much bound to maintain the technical law of Eng. in opposition to that of humanity, as his superiors of the other tribunal to assert the institute of Moses against that of common sense; and she "being convict. and sentenc. of and for the detestab. crime of witchcr." was "look. upon as d.-in-law, and left out of the will of her h. and nothing giv. her therein, nor order. her upon the distrib. of the est. of said P." and the Ct. had the requisite illumina. to decree, that when she produc. the pardon she bec. alive again. The h.'s will was made 2 Aug. so three days bef. the conviction. JOSEPH, Ipswich, m. Martha, d. of Francis Wainwright, had Daniel, b. 30 Jan. 1680.
PETER, Concord, s. of Robert, m. 30 Jan. 1689, Mary, d. of James Patterson of Billerica. RICHARD, Yarmouth 1643. RICHARD, Boston, freem. 1690. ROBERT, Concord, freem. 10 May 1643, m. Dec. 1645, Jane Hildreth, perhaps d. of Richard, had Sarah, b. 12 Oct. 1646; Gershom, 13 May 1648; Mary, 8 Apr. 1650; rem. to Chelmsford, had Peter; Elizabeth 21 Jan. 1657; and Lydia, 19 Feb. 1660, d. at 6 mos. SAMUEL, Dorchester, s. of George, a cooper at Boston, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 22 Dec. 1671. THORNDIKE, Salem, s. of sec. John, by w. Hannah had Nathan, b. 18 Oct. 1698. Of this name in 1834, four had been gr. at Harv. one at Yale. and four at other N. E. coll.
PROSSER, ROGER, Boston 1672, bought 500 acres at Quinebaug. THOMAS, Roxbury 1649, perhaps next yr. was of Weymouth.
PROUSE, JOHN, Salisbury, by w. Hannah, perhaps d. of William Barnes, had Abigail, b. 18 Dec. 1666; was there liv. 1680. ROGER, Boston, by w. Hannah, had Peter, b. 1 May 1686.
PROUT, EBENEZER, Concord, s. of Timothy, was capt. and rep. 1689 and 90, and clk. of the house, was freem. 1690, m. 1678, Elizabeth d. of capt. Timothy Wheeler, had Timothy. His w. d. at Charlestown, 11 Oct. 1683; and by sec. w. Grace at Watertown, had Eunice, bapt. 13 Apr. 1690; Mary, b. Apr. 1694, d. soon; John, 6 Nov. 1695, d. young; was town clk. selectman, rep. 1693. JOHN, New Haven, s. of Timothy of Boston, m. 23 Aug. 1681, Mary, wid. of Daniel Hall, d. of Henry Rutherford, propr. in 1685 with prefix of respect; was a sea capt. and d. 20 Sept. 1719; had Margaret, b. 7 June 1682; Sarah, 7 Jan. 1684; John, 19 Nov. 1689, Y. C. 1708, Treas. of the coll. 49 yrs.; beside Susanna, 8 May 1688, d. soon; and Mary, 16 Apr. 1686, wh. m. 1 Sept. 1708, John Dixwell, s. of the regicide, a ruling elder at Boston, where she d. 1718. JOSEPH, Boston, br. of Ebenezer, was selectman, treasr. and many yrs. town clk. to whose careful rec. we owe much; by his will [[vol. 3, p. 491]] of 22 Sept. 1719, we find his w. Mary Jackson, m. 7 Nov. 1704, and Joseph, then youth, his only ch. He d. 13 Jan. 1721, aged 70. His ch. were Samuel, b. 31 Jan. 1706, d. soon; Joseph, 9 Aug. 1707; and Benjamin, 24 Sept. 1709, d. soon. TIMOTHY, Boston, shipwright, an early inhab. adm. of the ch. 20 Apr. and freem. 29 May 1644, by w. Margaret had Timothy, b. 10, bapt. 23 Mar. 1645; Susanna, 26 Apr. bapt. 2 May 1647; John, bapt. 11 Feb. 1649, a. 8 days old, Joseph, a. 1651; William, b. 23, bapt. 29 May 1653; Benjamin, 16, bapt. 22 July 1655, wh. d. 5 Apr. 1669; Ebenezer, bef. ment. 14, bapt. 15 Mar. 1657; was rep. for sev. yrs. 1685, 9-92, and d. 3 Nov. 1702. His sec. w. Elizabeth d. 19 Jan. 1694, and his will, pro. 17 Dec. foll. tho. made 7 Mar. 1699, ment. s. Timothy as long. abs. prob. d.; John; Joseph, made excor.; William; and Ebenezer; beside gr.ch. and gr.gr.childr. without names. He bec. prop. at Concord bef. 1680, and perhaps sometimes resid. there. TIMOTHY, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Deborah had Timothy, b. 6 July 1666; Zechariah, 20 Mar. 1670; and Margaret, 11 Nov. 1674; in 1676 had striking peril in shipwreck, being master mariner, but with all his crew, after great hardships was saved, as in Hubbard, 643, may be read; and was prob. lost at a much later day. His wid. d. 13 Mar. 1716. WILLIAM, Boston, br. of the preced. by w. Love had Samuel, b. 16 Sept. 1673, and prob. d. early.
PROUTY, EDWARD, Scituate, eldest s. of Richard, by w. Elizabeth Howe, had James, John, Richard, Edward, and Elisha, betw. 1711 and 1732, beside, unless Deane be mistaken, Jacob, David, Adam, and Isaac, prob. older, wh. he says, rem. to Spencer. ISAAC, Scituate, br. of the preced. m. Elizabeth Merritt, had David, John, Caleb, Adam, Job, James, and Isaac, as Deane says, b. betw. 1716 and 1732. RICHARD, Scituate 1670, beside the two preced. had s. William wh. left descend. and d. Margaret, wh. d. unm. at gr. age. Descend. are num.
PROVENDER, JOHN, Charlestown, took the o. of fidel. 2 Dec. 1674.
PRUDDEN, JAMES, Milford 1639, perhaps br. of Peter, d. 1648. His d. Ann m. Samuel Coley a. 1640; and Elizabeth m. William Slough. JOHN, Jamaica, L. I. s. of Peter, sett. in 1670 as min. there, rem. in 1692 to Newark, N. J. but resign. his charge 1699, and d. 11 Dec. 1725 in his 80th year. He left descend. Eliot says. PETER, Milford, arr. with famous Davenport at Boston and at New Haven spent some time next yr. and the foll. where was gather. the ch. of M. over wh. he was sett 18 Apr. 1640, and d. July 1656, in 56th yr. Was he ever of Wethersfield, as the diligent writer in Geneal. Reg. XI. 102 says? Mather says, he had been a successf. preacher a. Herefordsh. and near Wales; but caution is useful in receiv. the word of M. We kn. nothing, of his parentage or educ. He left good est. here, beside his lds. at [[vol. 3, p. 492]] Edgton in Co. York, where perhaps he was b. and certain. there m. Joanna Boyse. We must look to Trumbull's Hist. of Conn. for not much. He had six ds. and two s. John, b. 9 Nov. 1645, bapt. 1646, H. C. 1668; and Samuel, the eldest s. wh. prob. was, the propr. at M. 1713; beside Peter, bapt. 1652, d. soon. His wid. Joanna, wh. had m. 19 Sept. 1671, capt. Thomas Willet, and next Rev. John Bishop, in her will of 8 Nov. 1681, names the s. and five ds. Joanna, bapt. 1640; Elizabeth 4 Mar. 1643; Abigail, 167; Sarah, 12 May 1650; and Mildred, 14 May 1653; beside Mary Walker, her d. dec. whose portion was to go to two ch. Abigail, m. 14 Nov. 1667, Joseph Walker; Mildred m. 20 Sept. 1671, Sylvanus Baldwin; but what was the bapt. name of the h. of Mary is yet unseen.
SAMUEL, Milford, eldest s. of the preced. m. 30 Dec. 1669, Grace Judson, d. of Joseph of Straford, had Peter, b. 28 July 1671; Samuel, 14 Aug. 1673; Joanna, bapt. 1676; and in 1685, aft. his d. it is seen that he had Peter and four other ch. in the care of their mo.
PUDEATER, JACOB, Salem, m. 28 Oct. 1666, Isabel Mosier, wh. d. 3 Mar. 1677, and took sec. w. Nothing is ment. of him, exc. that his wid. Ann, was one of those innocents chgd. with the preposter. offence of witchcr. in May 1692, shut up in Boston gaol, at the same time with Philip English and his w. tried in Sept. and with seven others execut. on 22. See Felt II. 477-80; Essex Inst. II. 187, 8; and Hutch. II. 58.
PUDINGTON, or PUDDINGTON, GEORGE, York 1640. Maine Hist. Coll. I. 273, and 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 101. A wid. P. I find in the rec. of that jurisdict. 1649, licensed to sell wine. JOHN, Portsmouth 1654. Adams, 40. He may have been of York, 1680, when he sw. alleg. and lieut. in comm. of fort, 1689, at Kennebeck. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 86. ROBERT, Portsmouth 1640. Belkn. I. 28. Prob. it was the same man at Newtown, L. I. 1656. See Riker, 43. But he own. est. at P. 1660.
PUDNEY, JOHN, Salem, m. 18 Nov. 1662, with, d. of Henry Cooke of the same, had John, b. 28 Sept. foll.; Judith, 24 Nov. 1665; Joanna, 29 June 1668; Samuel, 13 Oct. 1670; Joseph, 25 Aug. 1673; and Jonathan, 18 Mar. 1678. JOHN. Salem, eldest s. of the preced. m. 1 Jan. 1684, Mary, d. of Hugh Jones, had John, b. 17 Aug. 1685; Mary, 25 Apr. 1687; Samuel, 13 July 1689; Hannah, 2 Apr. 1691; and Abigail, 28 Apr. 1694. SAMUEL, Salem, s. of John, was of the milit. 1703.
PUFFER, or POFFER, GEORGE, Braintree, had gr. of ld. 24 Feb. 1641, for five heads, i. e. 20 acres. JAMES, Braintree 1655, by w. Mary had Richard, b. 14 Mar. 1658; Martha, 28 Dec. 1658. MATTHEW, or MATTHIAS, Braintree, perhaps br. of James, had James, b. 4 June 1668, at [[vol. 3, p. 493]] Mendon, of wh. he was one of the first sett.; and for sec. w. by one acco. 11 Feb. by ano. 30 Apr. 1677, Abigail, d. of Richard Everett, when, I suppose, he liv. at Wrentham. Other ch. he had, and ano. w. Mary, as by his will of 23 Apr. 1714 we learn. The ch. were John, James, Jonathan, and Esther, wh. m. 2 June 1697, William Sumner of Milton.
RICHARD, Wrentham, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Ruth had Richard, b. 17 July 1689, and one s. wh. d. 16 Jan. 1698. ROBERT, Lynn, freem. 1691, call. senr. wh. may lead to presumpt. that he had s. Robert. WILLIAM, Wrentham, first, perhaps, at Dorchester, as certain. Richard was by w. Ruth, d. of Joseph Farnsworth, of Dorchester, had William, b. 17 July 1686. Rev. Reuben, D. D. of Berlin, H. C. 1778, is thot. to be the only gr. of this name at any N. E. coll. and he d. Apr. 1829, aged 73.
PULLMAN, JASPER, York, took o. of alleg. to his majesty 22 Mar. 1681.
PULSIFER, BENEDICT, Ipswich 1661, was in some part of the ld. aft. 1662, had d. Elizabeth b. 4 Dec. 1669, but of the mo. we kn. only that she d. 16 July 1673. In Feb. foll. he m. Susanna, of Richard Waters of Ipswich, had Richard, b. 31 May 1675; William, 12 Dec. 1676; Susanna, 5 Sept. 1678; Joseph, 13 Nov. 1680; Benjamin, 19 May 1683; David, 27 Sept. 1685; Jonathan, 25 Sept. 1687; Joanna, 10 May 1691; and Margaret, 14 Feb. 1694. In 1688 at N. Yarmouth he was one of the first to begin hostil. with the Ind. as in his Decennium Luctuosum Mather shows, Magn. VII. 63. JOHN, Gloucester 1680, perhaps s. of Benedict, m. 31 Dec. 1684, Joanna, d. prob. of Thomas Kent of the same, had John, b. 1685, d. at 22 yrs.; Joanna, 1688; Mary, 1691; Thomas, 1693; Ebenezer, 1695; Mary, again, 1697; David 1701; and Jonathan, 1704.
PUNCHARD, JOHN, Salem, prob. s. of William, m. 6 Nov. 1706, Martha Hooper. WILLIAM, Salem, by tradit. said to have come from Isle of Jersey, m. 26 Oct. 1669, Abigail; d. of Richard Waters of the same, had Abigail, b. 3 Sept. 1670; Mary, 17 Jan. 1674, d. young; William, 11 Nov. 1677; John, 2 Apr. 1682; and Sarah, 27 Oct. 1685. His name is Punshin in Geneal. Reg. IX. 86. WILLIAM, New Haven, s. prob. of the preced. m. 21 Apr. 1703, Hannah Brown, perhaps d. of Thomas of Stonington.
PUNDERSN, or PONDERSON, JOHN, Boston, or the neighb. for short time only, came from Yorksh. went to New Haven, 1639, one of the pillars of the first gather. of that ch. by w. Margaret, had John, b. 1643, bapt. Oct. 1644; and Hannah, bapt. May 1642, wh. m. 27 Oct. 1670, John Gibbs; and d. 11 Feb. 1681. JOHN, New Haven, only s. of the preced. m. 5 Nov. 1667, Damaris, d. of David Atwater, had Abigail, b. 15 Sept. 1671; John, 10 Dec. 1673; Hannah, 29 July 1676; Thomas, 15 Jan. 1678; Damaris, 25 Dec. 1680; Mary, 1 Aug. 1683; [[vol. 3, p. 494]] David, 3 Nov. 1686; Samuel, 20 Sept. 1691; and Ebenezer, 18 Oct. 1694. He was deac. and d. 23 Jan. 1730. Yale has furnish. five gr. bef. 1835 of this name, the first was Rev. Ebenezer, 1724, of Pittsfield.
PURCHAS, or PURKAS, ABRAHAM, Salem, 1680, by w. Ruth, d. of John Williams of the same, had Ruth, b. 10 June 1702; and Benjamin, 2 Mar. 1706. JOHN, Hartford, a. 1639, d. prob. bef. mid. age, and his will of 15 Oct. 1645 may be read in Trumbull's Coll. Rec. I. 466. His wid. Joan m. 20 Oct. 1646, Nicholas Palmer; and his d. Mary m. Jared Speck, and d. Elizabeth m. Richard Case. Whether his hope of a s. express. in the will, were prosper. is uncert. JOHN, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Sarah, wh. d. 14 Feb. 1652; Sarah, again, b. 10 Aug. 1655; John, 3 Aug. 1656; and Mary, 3 Feb. 1660. OLIVER, Dorchester 1635, freem. 7 Dec. 1636, rem. early to Taunton, there enrol. in 1643 in the milit. was ens. 1651, and in good esteem; but few yrs aft. rem. to Lynn, there his w. Sarah d. 21 Oct. 1671; and he m. 17 Sept. 1672, Mary, d. of Rev. William Perkins; was rep. 1660. and oft. aft. last in 1689 at four Courts; rem. to Concord a. 1691, there d. 20 Nov. 1701, in 84th yr. as one rept. gives it, or 88th as in common desire to exagger. has been asserted. His depon. makes his yr. of b. 1613, it is said, but unless the description with circumst. be complete, it may be doubted if the true reading should not be 1618, else why was the rec. of 84th yr. ever tolerat. He was chos. one of the Assist. 1685, but refus. to take the o. prob. bec. the old chart. had been annul. I suppose that Priscilla, wh. m. 26 Oct. 1663, William Wilson, was his d. THOMAS, Kennebeck, an adventur. of good discret. and perserverance, perhaps elder br. of the preced. came first in 1628, and was princip. of the Pegypscott sett. on both sides of Androscoggin, near its mouth; appears on first leaf of Vol. I. of Maine rec. as one of the Commissnrs. at Saco, on new-year's day, 25 Mar. 1636, with the friends of Sir Ferd. Gorges, at his planta. where is now Brunswick, of wh. he sold to Mass. good part 22 July 1639, as by the Indenture in full is shown in Col. Rec. I. 272.
His w. Mary d. at Boston 7 Jan. 1656. The Ind. began hostil. Sept. 1675, by plunder of his ho. and he rem. to Lynn. When he d. a few wks. bef. 11 May 1678, with usual exagger. he was said by his wid. Elizabeth to be 101 yrs. old. She was prob. much younger, and m. Nov. of that yr. John Blaney of Lynn. He left s. Thomas, made excor. of his will of 2 May 1677, ds. Jane and Elizabeth beside three more ch. as the wid. says. Folsom, 31, 153; Willis I. 14, 156; Sullivan, 372; Haz. I. 58; and Hubbard, Ind. Wars, 14.
THOMAS, Salem, s. of the preced. in his petitn. with mo. to Pro. Ct. calls hims. "a young man," by w. Elizabeth Williams, m. 3 Dec. 1679, had. Thomas, b. 29 Jan. 1680; sailed on a voyage 1681, and was not heard [[vol. 3, p. 495]] of aft. Felt. See also Essex Inst. Coll. II. 276, and III. 14 and 15. Sometimes this is spelt Purchis.
PURDY, FRANCES, and MARY, Fairfield 1644, are witness. to the will of William Frost, 6 Jan. 1645. Possib. the first was a man.
PURLPE, EDWARD, Haddam 1674, m. Hannah Ackley, prob, d. of Nicholas. In that vicin. the name is found to our day.
PURRINGTON, BENJAMIN, is only use of a wrong surname, wh. in his case, is Parmenter, in the abstr. of will of Thomas Cawly, Essex Inst. Hist. Coll. II. 71. JOHN, Kennebunk, was clk. of the writs 1668. JOHN, Exeter, s. of Robert, rem. to Salisbury. JOHN, Salisbury, s. of the preced. perhaps, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 26 Jan. 1691. ROBERT, Portsmouth 1665, freem. 1672; had John, b. a. 1635; and Robert, a. 1638; perhaps both b. in Eng. may have rem. to Salisbury, and had other ch. may easily be mistaken for Pudington. The name is much diffus. and often found writ. without g but with single r.
PURRYER, WILLIAM, Ipswich, from Olney in Bucks, emb. at London, early in 1635, aged, by the custom-ho. rec. 36, in the Hopewell, with w. Alice, 37, and ch. Mary, 7; Sarah, 5; and Catharine, 1 1/2. Oft. Felt says, the y is changed to i. I imagine he rem. to Southold, L. I. and was adm. freem. of Conn. 1662; but. whether the name. be perpet. is unkn.
PURY. See Perry.
PUTNAM, or PUTMAN, BENJAMIN, Salem vill. now Danvers, s. of Nathaniel of the same, freem. 1690, by w. Sarah had Nathaniel, b. 25 Aug. 1686; Tarrant, 12 Apr. 1688; Elizabeth 8 Jan. 1690; Benjamin, 8 Jan. 1693; Stephen, 27 Oct. 1694; Daniel, 12 Nov. 1696; Israel, 22 Aug. 1699; and Cornelius, 3 Sept. 1702. His w. d. 21 Dec. 1705; and he m. 1 July 1706, Sarah Holton, and d. 1715. EDWARD, Salem vill. s. of Thomas of the same, was freem. 1690, and deac. m. 14 June 1681, Mary Holton (in Essex Inst. III. 15, call. Hale), had Edward, b. 29 Apr. 1682; Holyoke (Holbrook in Essex Inst.), 28 Sept. 1683; Elisha, 3 Nov. 1685; Joseph, 1 Nov. 1687; Mary, 14 Aug. 1689; Prudence, 25 Jan. 1692; Nehemiah, 20 Dec. 1693; Ezra, 29 Apr. 1696; and Isaac, 14 Mar. 1698; was gr.f. of an officer of gr. merit and experience, Gen. Rufus, and d. 1747. ELEAZER, Danvers, s. of the sec. John, m. Hannah Boardman, had Hannah, b. 8 Dec. 1693; Eleazer, 14 Sept. 1695; Sarah, 26 Sept. 1697; Jeptha, 24 Aug. 1699; Samuel, 30 May 1707; Henry, 14 Aug. 1712; and Apphia, 8 July 1716; but possib. some of the latter may have been by w. Elizabeth named in his will, brot. for prob. 3 Oct. 1732.
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