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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RICHBELL, or RIZBELL, JOHN, Charlestown 1648, merch. rem. bef. 1662, to Oyster Bay, L. I. He owned a planta. at the isl. of St. Chris tophers. ROBERT, Oyster Bay, L. I. wh. may have been s. or br. of the preced. was made by Conn. a commiss. (see 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 86), and is call. Col by Sewall, mark. his d. 22 July 1682, at Boston. Rev. Noadiah Russell, in his Diary, calls him Maj. Rechtill from Barbadoes, with income of £1,500 per an. and says his fun. was attend. by eight foot companied of B.
RICHELLS, RITCHELL, or RICHAL, SIGISMUND, Wethersfield 1661, then had a s. grown up; perhaps was of Brainford after.
RICHMOND, EDWARD, Westerly, s. of the first John, purch. at Misquamicuk, the most W. part of R. I. jurisdict. 1661, had in 1667 gr. at E. Greenwich, near the centre of the Col. and Farmer thought he was of Little Compton, the most E. town. JOHN, Taunton, one of the first purchas. 1637, may be the same, wh. Folsom, 138, places in Maine. He was not of T. so late as 1643, but perhaps in R. I. where I find him 1655, yet late in life went again to T. d. 20 Mar. 1664, aged a. 70. Abstr. of his will made at T. 14 Dec. 1663, is in Geneal. Reg. VII. 180, names s. John and Edward, ds. Mary, w. of William Paul, and Sarah, w. of Edward Rew, and next, 4 Nov. 1678, James Walker, gr.ch. Edward, s. of Edward, and Thomas, s. of John. Fam. tradit. brings this John from Ashton Keynes, a parish of Wiltsh. 4 1/2 miles West from Crichlade, where he was bapt. 1597. JOHN, Taunton, s. of the preced. perhaps b. in Eng. had Mary, b. 2 June 1654 at Bridgewater, wh. m. 1 Jan. 1680, Richard Godfrey; John, 6 June 1656, also at B. wh. may have d. bef. the will of his gr.f.; Thomas, at Newport, 2 Feb. 1659; Susanna, at B. 4 Nov. 1661, wh. m. 18 Apr. 1683, James Read; Joseph, or Josiah, 8 Dec. 1663, Edward, 8 Feb. 1666; Samuel, 23 Sept. 1668; Sarah, 26 Feb. 1671; John, again, 5 Dec. 1673; Ebenezer, 12 May 1676; and Abigail, 26 Feb. 1679; all at T. exc. the last two wh. were b. at Newport, and prob. Mary, wh. may have m. the sec. Richard Godfree; and d. 7 Oct. 1715, aged 88. Abigail, prob. his wid. d. 1 Aug. 1727, aged 86. JOSEPH, Taunton, prob. s. of the preced. m. 26 June 1685, Mary Andrews. SAMUEL, Taunton, prob. s. of the preced. m. 20 Dec. 1694, Mehitable Andrews. THOMAS, Middleborough, br. of the preced. d. 14 Dec. 1705. Of this name, in old rec. sometimes Richmand, two had been gr. in 1834 at Harv. and seven at other N. E. coll.
RICHARD, or RICKER, or RICKET, GEORGE, Dover 1670, by w. Eleanor, had Judith, b. 1 Feb. 1681; John, 1 Apr. 1682; Mary, 22 Mar. 1685; Maturin, 1 Feb. 1688; Elizabeth 8 Aug. 1690; Hannah, 12 May 1693; Ephraim, 15 Feb. 1696; Eleanor, 15 Feb. 1699; and George, 19 Feb. 1702. He was k. by the Ind. 4 July 1706. GILES, Plymouth,
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freem. 1637, had first w. Judith, wh. d. 6 Feb. and m. 20 May 1662, for 2d w. Joan Tilson, but had s. Giles and John, perhaps Sarah (wh. m. 1657, as is said, George Paddock), all by former, and m. 3d w. 25 June 1669, Hannah, wid. of John Churchill, d. of William Pontus; d. 1684, aged 87; and his wid. d. 12 Dec. 1690. GILES, Plymouth, s. of the preced. m. 31 Oct. 1651, Hannah Dunham, perhaps d. of the first John, had John, b. the next yr. day and mo. lost from the rec.; Samuel 14 Jan. 1663. JOHN, Plymouth, s. of Giles the first, m. 31 Oct. 1651, Esther Barnes, had John, b. 24 Nov. 1657; Mary, 27 Oct. 1677; Lydia, 12 Dec. 1679; John, 29 Dec. 1681; and Mercy, wh. d. 12 Feb. 1683. MATURIN, Dover, br. of George, had Joseph, and was k. on the same day with his br. THOMAS, Scituate. His will of 14 Nov. 1648, names no w. or ch. THOMAS, Salem 1670, had w. and d. Sarah.
RICKETSON, WILLIAM, Dartmouth, s. of Elizabeth wh. may have been a wid. resi. there, by w. Elizabeth had Rebecca, b. 14 May 1681; John, 11 Feb. 1683; Elizabeth 1 Sept. 1684.; William, 26 Feb. 1686; Jonathan, 7 Apr. 1688, and Timothy, 22 Jan. 1690; and d. 1 Mar. 1691.
RICKMAN, ISAAC, Salem, came in the fleet with Higginson 1629; and perhaps went back soon, at least no more is heard of him.
RIDDAN, or RIDDAINE, THADDEUS, Lynn, merch. freem. 1672, by w. Elizabeth had Hannah, and Sarah, tw. b. 12 Aug. of wh. Hannah, d. 13 Nov. 1660; Hannah, again, b. 11 Nov. 1662; John, 3 Feb. 1665; and Abigail, 4 June 1671. By his correspond. Farmer was inform. that this name was Kidder.
RIDER, BENJAMIN, Yarmouth, m. 13 June 1670, Mary, d. of John Gray, was a soldier of Gorham?s comp. in Philip?s war, but liv. in 1698. He had sec. w. in 1680, but the sheet of town rec. that nam. his fam. is lost. James, Cambridge, by w. Hannah, had Hannah; b. 1 Mar. 1651; James, 3 Jan. 1654; and Thomas, 1 Mar. 1657. Perhaps he rem. JOHN, Falmouth 1665-76, was perhaps s. of Phineas of the same. See Hutch. Coll. 398, and Willis, I. 141. JOHN, Yarmouth, s. of Samuel, d. 5 Jan. 1706, but his w. had d. 23 Oct. 1691. Full rec. of his fam. is lost, but he had s. Samuel, wh. d. 14 Aug. 1702, and from his will we find other ch. Ebenezer, John, b. 1664, Joseph, Hannah, Lydia, and Thankful. JOSEPH, Yarmouth, br. of the preced. of wh. the imperf. rec. shows ch. Joseph, b. 22 Dec. 1676; Hannah; Elizabeth; Mary; Sarah; Rebecca; and Esther; was a man of esteem, left large est. and his branch of the fam. was exstinct in his gr.s. PHINEAS, Falmouth 1658, had been of Gloucester 1649 to 58, was a man of import. rep. 1670. See Babson and Willis, I. His name is, in Hutch. Coll. 398, call. Hidar. SAMUEL, Yarmouth 1638, had earlier w. Mary, b. 6 Sept. 1647; and Elizabeth wh. m. 2 Nov. 1667, John Cole; beside Benjamin, John, and Samuel, some of wh. may have been b. in Eng. and Zechary, first male b. of white parents in the town; and Joseph; all nam. with w. Ann in his will. He was a lieut. but disfranch. 1655, for favor. Quakers; d. 22 Dec. 1679, aged 78; and his wid. d. at Plymouth 1695; and by this had Samuel, 18 Nov. 1657. SAMUEL, Plymouth, a cooper, s. of the preced. perhaps b. in Eng. m. 23 Dec. 1656, Sarah or Mary, d. of Robert Bartlett, had Samuel, b. 18 Nov. foll. and prob. others. SAMUEL, Taunton, s. of the preced. m. 14 June 1680, Lydia Tilden, perhaps d. of Joseph of Scituate. He is said to have had fourteen ch. THOMAS, Dorchester, had come in the yr. 1634, by the Hercules, m. Elizabeth d. of William Lane, was perhaps a caulker, of Boston 1650, had Hannah, b. 7 Mar. 1655. THOMAS, Watertown, freem. 1690, m. Sarah Lawrence, d. of George the first, had Sarah, b. Dec. 1694, d. next mo. Prob. he rem. to Framingham, in Bond's judgm. and was likely to be at Dorchester 1709. In the will of her f. this Sarah is ment. 1707; and she d. at Roxbury 14 Aug. 1714, says, perhaps erron. Geneal. Reg. XIV. 53. WILLIAM, Watertown, m. 7 or 11 Aug. 1674, Hannah Lovett, had
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William, b. 29 July 1675; Hannah, 4 Apr. 1678, d. young; Hannah, again, 28 May 1680; rem. to Shirborn, had Daniel; and Eleazer, 22 Jan. 1687; and d. 27 Aug. 1724. ZECHARY, Yarmouth, s. of the first Samuel, had gr. of ld. for the first male ch. b. in the town, by w. Mary had Zechariah and John, was k. by casual shot at a train. 5 Sept. 1685; and his wid. m. Edward Sturgis.
RIDGDALE or RIGDALE, JOHN, Plymouth, one of the passeng. in the Mayflower 1620, with w. Alice, and both d. bef. Apr. 1621.
RIDGE, JOHN, Newbury, d. 30 Dec. 1666. THOMAS, of town unkn. His wid. Martha gave inv. of his est. 25 Nov. 1684.
RIDGEWAY, or RIDGAWAY, JOHN, Malden, had w. Mary, wh. d. 24 Dec. 1670.
RIDLAND, JOHN, Charlestown, of wh. no more is kn. by me but that his name is in the list of household. 1678.
RIDLEY, RICHARD, came in the Planter, a serv. of Martin Saunders, from London 1635, aged 16, but no more is kn. of him.
RIFF, RICHARD, Salem, seems a strange name, but is in the list of freem. 1678.
RIGBY, EDWARD, Lancaster 1654. JOHN, Dorchester 1637, freem. 18 May 1642, d. in Apr. 1647; was perhaps f. of the Samuel, bapt. there 21 Mar. 1641, and of Abigail, wh. m. 19 Feb. 1664, Thomas Holman. SAMUEL, Dorchester 1662, perhaps s. of the preced. shoemaker, by first w. had Elizabeth wh. m. 23 Jan. 1678, Watching Atherton; and Mehitable; and by sec. w. had John and Silence
RIGGS, ANDREW, Gloucester, youngest s. of the first Thomas, m. 24 Jan. 1704, Mary Richardson, had s. William, Joseph, and George, besides six ds. not nam. in Babson's Hist. wh. tells that he was liv. so late as 1771. EDWARD, Roxbury 1633, brot. w. Elizabeth and ch. Lydia, wh. d. Aug. 1633, being the earliest on the rec., Elizabeth wh. d. in May next; and John d. Oct. foll. and his w. d. next yr. in Oct. He m. 5 Apr. 1636, Elizabeth Rooke, by wh. he had not any ch. nam. on rec. of b. and therefore it may be conclud. that he had brot. one other s. and two ds. wh. liv. to m. but all d. bef. him. The w. d. 1666, and he was bur. 5 Mar. 1672, in his will of 2 Sept. 1670, naming s. Edward as dec. leav. wid. and childr. beside Joseph, Hannah, and other childr. of his d. Mary Twitchell, and gr.ch. Elizabeth Allen. He was freem. 14 May 1634. EDWARD, Milford 1640, s. prob. of the preced. b. in Eng. had perhaps John and Samuel, and was one of the early sett. at Paugusset, after nam. Derby, but d. bef. his f.
JOHN, Milford, s. of the preced. d. 1670. JOHN, Gloucester, s. of the first Thomas, m. 1 Jan. 1690, Ruth Wheeler, had s. John, Jeremiah, and Jonathan, beside one that d. inf. and seven ds.; and d. 12 Jan. 1748. SAMUEL, Milford 1671, then propound. for freem. may have been br. of the first John, m. 1667, Sarah, d. of Richard Baldwin of the same, and rem. to Derby. STEPHEN, Marblehead 1674. THOMAS, Gloucester, was town clk. 51 yrs. selectman 20, sometime sch.m. rep. [[vol. 3, p. 542]] 1700; m. 7 June 1658, Mary d. of Thomas Millet, wh. d. 23 Jan. 1695, had Mary, b. 6 Mar. 1659; Thomas, 23 Jan. 1661, d. in few days; Sarah, 16 Jan. 1662; Ann, 27 Apr. 1664; Thomas, again, 7 Dec. 1666; John, 25 Feb. 1670; Elizabeth 22 Apr. 1672; Abigail, 29 Dec. 1678; and Andrew, 8 Jan. 1682. He m. 30 Oct. 1695, Elizabeth Frese, and d. 26 Feb. 1722, aged 90. His wid. d. 16 June foll. aged 80. Mary, m. 21 Nov. 1677, Benjamin Haskell; and Sarah, m. 9 May 1681, John Tucker. THOMAS, Gloucester, eldest s. of the preced. m. 22 Nov. 1687, Ann Wheeler of Salisbury, had the same number of ch. male and fem. as his br. John, call. the s. Thomas, Moses, Aaron, and Joshua, but the seven ds. go without names, and all the ch. without dates.
RIGHT, GEORGE, freem. 18 May 1642, was, I think, either of Dorchester or Weymouth; tho. more prob. with an initial W. of Braintree. JOSEPH, Woburn, freem. 1690, when jun. is affix. so that there was an elder of the same name. ROBERT, Boston, had d. Hannah, wh. m. 1669, William Hoar; but the spelling is often with initial W.
RIGMAN, EPHRAIM, a soldier in Philip's war, 1675 and 6, under Capt. Poole, on Conn. riv.
RILEY, HENRY, Rowley, d 1710, aged 82. JOHN, Wethersfield, by w. Grace had John, b. 1646; Joseph, 1649; Jonathan, 1651; beside Mary, Grace, Sarah, Jacob, and Isaac, whose dates are unkn. but all the eight are named in this order in his will of 1671, soon after wh. he d. All exc. Jacob, wh. prob. d. earlier, div. the est. of Joseph, wh. without w. or ch. in 1706; and John and Jonathan d. 1711; Grace m. 22 Nov. 1680, William Goodrich the sec. JOHN, Springfield, by w. Margaret had Margaret, b. 1662; and Mary, 1665; was freem. 1671, and d. 24 Oct. 1684. His wid. d. 22 Aug. 1689. Margaret, his d. m. 1685. RICHARD, by Hinman count. as one of the early sett. at Wethersfield, is by me thought to mean Risley.
RINDGE, DANIEL, Roxbury 1639, rem. to Ipswich bef. 1648, prob. had ch. ISAAC, Ipswich, perhaps s. of the preced. m. a. 1692, Elizabeth d. of John Dutch. JARVIS, Salisbury, freem. 1690. We may hardly doubt that this should be Ring, and that he was s. of Robert. JOHN, Ipswich 1664, was perhaps br. of the preced. Daniel, H. C. 1709, wh. d. 1712, may have been s. of Isaac, or other s. of first Daniel.
RING, ANDREW, Plymouth, whose wid. mo. made her will there 28 Oct. 1633, leav. him to the care of Elder Fuller, came prob. a. 1629, was freem. 1646, m. that yr. Deborah, d. of Stephen Hopkins, had William; Eleazer; Mary; Deborah; and Elizabeth 19 Apr. 1652. He was one of the first sett. of Middleborough, had for sec. w. Lettys, wid. of John Morton. His sis. Elizabeth wh. m. Stephen Dean, and Susanna, wh. m Thomas Clark, were both older than A. which d. 1692, in 75th yr. [[vol. 3, p. 543]] Whether his f. came or d. in Eng. is uncert. JARVIS, Salisbury, s. of Robert, m. 24 Dec. 1685, Hannah Fowler, perhaps d. of Thomas, had Jarvis, b. 2 Oct. 1686; Hannah, 3 Mar. 1689; Elizabeth 3 Sept. 1692, and Oliver, 17 June 1698. JOHN, perhaps of Salisbury, came in the Bevis 1638, from Southampton, was a carpenter.
JOHN, Ipswich, m. 18 Nov. 1664, Mary, eldest d. of Thomas Bray of Gloucester, rem. thither, perhaps, bef. 1697, or at least his w. there d. 11 Apr. 1725, aged 7, and the prob. had William, Daniel, and David, possib. also, John. JOHN, Salisbury, s. of Robert, by w. Priscilla had Moses, b. 30 Apr. 1692. ROBERT, Salisbury, one of the first sett. came in the Bevis, 1638, from Southampton, as serv. of Richard Austin, was perhaps br. of John, freem. 9 Oct. 160, by w. Elizabeth had Martha, b. 12 Dec. 1654; Jarvis, Feb. 1658; John, 17 Feb. 1662; and Joseph, 3 Aug. 1664. THOMAS, had been of Salem, perhaps in 1637, was after of Exeter, there d. 1667.
RIPLEY, ABRAHAM, Hingham, s. of William, brot. by his f. from Eng. freem. 1656, m. Mary, eldest d. of Joseph Farnsworth of Dorchester, wh. outliv. him, and, 1684, m. Edward Jenkins of Scituate. JOHN, Hingham, elder s. of William, b. in Eng. m. Elizabeth eldest d. of Rev. Peter Hobart, was freem. 1656, and d. soon after date of his will, Jan. 1684, in wh. he names ch. only, John, b. 2 Mar. 1657; Joshua, Jeremiah, Josiah, Peter, and Hezekiah. JOSHUA, Hingham, s. of the preced. m. 28 Nov. 1682, Hannah, d. of Dept. Gov. William Bradford. JOSIAH, Hingham, br. of the preced. by w. Joanna had Mary, b. 18 Feb. 1695. WILLIAM, Hingham 1638, came, as by the contempo. MS. of his townsman, Daniel Cushing, we learn, with w. and two s. and two ds. from Hingham, Co. Norfolk, Eng. was freem. 18 May, 1642, m. 29 Sept. 1654, as sec. w. Elizabeth wid. of Thomas Thaxter, and d. 20 July 1656. His will of 30 June preced. abstr. in Geneal. Reg. VI. 354, is minute eno. as to the geogr. of his lds. but names no relat. exc. the two s. wh. are made excors. His d. Sarah m. 18 Oct. 1653, Jeremiah Beal, but neither she nor the other d. nor w. are ment. The latter m. 20 Jan. 1658, John Dwight of Dedham. One WILLIAM, was of Gallop's comp. for the sad campaign against Quebec, 1690. Nine of this name had been, in 1834, gr. at Yale, five at Harv. and six at other N. E. coll.
RISCRRAFT, RICHARD, Northampton, took the o. of alleg. 8 Feb. 1679.
RISDEN, ELISHA, Milford, 1678, s. of Robert, perhaps rem. ROBERT, Boston 1654, mariner, by w. Beatrice, had Elisha, b. 25 Jan. 1655; and Sarah, 29 May 1662, rem. to Fairfield, there with w. d. a. 1666, leav. five ch. wh only Elisha is nam. He own beside prop. at F. est. at the isle of Nevis, sold by guardians of the ch. wh.in 1678, desired to abrog. the contr.
RISHWORTH, EDWARD, Exeter 1639, Wells 1643, m. a d. of Rev. [[vol. 3, p. 544]] John Wheelwright, whose name is not seen, had Edward and a d. Mary, wh. in the will of her gr.f. W. is nam. White, d. of Edward R. was of York 1652, of Godfrey's council, to support Gorges' patent 1649, as well as three yrs. preced. rep. for York 1653, and 12 yrs. succeed. last in 1679, after wh. yr. no more rep. came from Maine under the old chart. was in high esteem, either as republican or royalist, a magistr. of Mass. 1681, and liv. as Farmer says, in 1683. But strong reason is found in the will of Samuel Hutchinson and of Rev. John Wheelwright for presumpt. that f. and s. were by Farmer here confus. He had, beside Edward, prob. other ch. and perhaps had m. in Eng. a sis. of the w. of W. for S. H. in his will, Apr. 1667, gives to E. R. by the descript. of "eldest s. of sis. R." and it may fairly be assumed that the f. was then d. At least, the magistr. of 1681, wh. was prob. the recorder of 1671, must be judged, after Apr. 1667, to have m. that Sarah W. the unm. d. of Rev. John, nam. in her uncle's will, and to be ment. in 1679 in the will of her f. calling him "s.-in-law." Difficulty, however, attends this hypothesis, because it is said, that Richard Crisp m. 1671, Sarah, that d. of Rev. John Wheelwright. Still, R. may have m. the cousin, wid. of C.
RISING, JAMES, Boston, m. 7 July 1657, Elizabeth d. of Robert Hinsdale of Medfield, rem. to Bermudas, there was of the ch. and brot. letters from their pastor, Nathaniel White, H. C. 1646, and was adm. a. 1662, of Salem ch. and rem. in few yrs. to Windsor, where his w. d. 1669, as did ano. w. 2 Apr. 1674; had James, John, b. 14 Apr. 1661; and Hannah, 28 Feb. 1663; these two at S. perhaps other ch. bef. his rem. kept the ferry at W. rem. to Suffield a. 1679, there d. 11 Sept. 1688. His s. James d. 1690 without ch. JOHN, Suffield, s. of the preced. m. 1684, d. 1720, leav. John, James, Josiah, Jonatan, Joseph, Aaron, and Moses, beside four ds. Rysand was the spell. at S.
RISLEY, RISLA, RYSLEY, RIZLEY or RISSLY, RICHARD, Hartford, 1639, liv. on E. side of the riv. d. 1648. His inv. is in Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 486; and at the end are nam. the three ch. Sarah, betw. 7 and 8 yrs. old; Samuel, a. 2; and Richard, a 3 mos. wh. was bapt. 20 Aug. 1648, not as the rec. reads, 21, wh. was Monday. Richard the s. had a fam. of ch. by w. Rebecca, d. of John Adams, certain. Richard, Samuel, John, perhaps others; but his elder br. Samuel d. 1670, prob. without fam. WILLIAM, Dover, 1659.
RIST, NICHOLAS, Reading, had w. Sarah imprison. 20 yrs. aft. m. for witchcr. June 1692.
RITH, or RIETH, RICHARD, Marblehead, 1675.
RIX, JAMES, Salem, prob. s. of Thomas of the same, had come back after some yrs. abs. in 1682. JOHN, Boston, s. of William, tailor, by w. Charity had Mary, b. 3 Jan. 1674; John, 16 Aug. 1676, d. soon; Solomon, 10 Jan. 1678; Elizabeth 3 Oct. 1679; Thomas, 22 Jan. 1681; William, 6 Feb. 1682; Charity, 29 Jan. 1684; John, again, 30 Aug. [[vol. 3, p. 545]] 1685; and Benjamin, wh d. young, 16 June 1693. RICHARD, Salem 1676. THOMAS, Salem 1649, barber surgeon, had there bapt. Remember, 13 Oct. 1650; Sarah, 29 June 1651; Esther, 5 June 1653; Thomas, 26 Aug. 1655; James, 18 Oct. 1657; all by w. Margaret, wh. d. 24 July 1660; and he m. 3 Nov. 1661, Bridget Fiske, wid. prob. of William, and had Theophilus, 20 Aug. 1665.
THOMAS, Boston, gunsmith, br. of John of the same, d. early hav. by w. Sarah only ch. Elisha, b. 30 Aug. 1674; and she m. after his d. Joseph Goodale. THOMAS, Wethersfield, m. Abigail, d. of John Ingersoll, and d. 21 May, 1690, leav. wid. and only ch. Abigail. His wid. m. Joshua Wills of Windsor, as his third w. a. 1696. WILLIAM, Boston, weaver, by w. Grace had Elisha, b. Aug. 1645, bapt. 8 Mar. 1646, wh. d. 19 May, 1672; Mary, 4 Mar. 1647, John, 14 Nov. 1648; Thomas, 1, ano. rec. says 11 Apr. 1654; and Ezekiel, 30 Nov. 1656, wh. d. young; and d. 13 Nov. 1657. His wid. m. 1663, Andrew Newcome. This name, oft. appearing in old rec. Rick or Ricks, is still found in New Hapsh.
ROACH, THOMAS, New London 1651, m. 12 Dec 1661, Rebecca, d. of William Redfield, wh. d. 16 Aug. 1670; but he was liv. to testify in 1708, as Miss Caulkins tells in her Hist. WILLIAM, Lynn, m. Hannah, d. of Nicholas Potter, had William, b. 12 Aug. 1692; Hannah, 12 Oct. 1694; Elizabeth 16 Apr. 1697; and Mary, 26 Oct. 1699.
ROANES, or ROBERT, WILLIAM, perhaps of York a. 1672, m. Wilmott, wid. of Edward Start, d. leav. two ch. and John Parker senr. was made admor. in 1678.
ROATH, ROBERT, Norwich, m. Oct. 1668, Sarah Saxton, eldest d. of Richard of Windsor, had John b. Nov. 1669; Sarah, Aug. 1672, wh. d. 12 Mar. 1695. Mary, Nov. 1674; Elizabeth Mar. 1677, d. next yr. Hannah, Apr. 1679; Daniel, 1 Feb. 1681; Peter, 17 Feb. 1684; and his w. d. 20 Mar. 1687.
ROBBINS, BENJAMIN, perhaps of Wallingford, m. 29 Aug. 1687, Sarah, d. of John Brooks, d. 1689, and his wid. m. 10 Dec. 1692, Nathaniel Tharpe. JOHN, Wethersfield 1638, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 20 Jan. 1642; Hannah, 30 Apr. 1643; Comfort, 12 Oct. 1646; John, 29 Apr. 1649; Joshua; all liv. in 1667; and Samuel, wh. d. 1659, as did his w. was rep. 1666, 7 and 9 and d. 27 June 1660. JOHN, Branford 1667, m. 4 Nov. 1659, Mary, wid. of Robert Abbot. JOHN, Bridgewater, s. of Nicholas, m. 14 Dec. 1665, Jehosabeth Jourdaine, had Jeduthun, b. 1667. JOHN, Wethersfield, s. of the first John, perhaps was of Lyme in 1671, by w. Mary had John, b. 1676, d. in few yrs.; Joshua, 1678; Samuel, 1680; John, again 1684; and Richard, 1687; made his will 1 July 1689, and d. prob. in Nov. foll. unless Hinman, 291, be right in prolong. his days.
JOSHUA, Wethersfield, br. of the preced. was in office in the town 1678, 9, 81, 2, 9, 90, and 3, yet Hinman, ut sup. says. he d. young, perhaps confus. the brs. or rem. and was not found there after d. of his f. But the town rec. proves that he took Elizabeth 1680, and possib. he had childr. Frequent. the name of [[vol. 3, p. 546]] mem. of this fam. is with single b. NATHANIEL, Cambridge, prob. s. of Richard, by w. Mary had Mary, wh. d. 30 Nov. 1676; and perhaps others; was freem. 1690, d. Dec. 1719, in 71st yr.
NICHOLAS, Duxbury, 1638, by w. Ann had John, Mary, Hannah, and Rebecca, all ment. in his will of 9 Feb 1651. RICHARD, Charlestown 1639, with w. Rebecca of the ch. 24 May 1640; rem. to Boston, soon after to Cambridge, had John bapt. 31 May 1640; Samuel, b. 22 May 1643; Nathaniel; and Rebecca; of wh. the last three were bapt. at Cambridge, Mitchell's ch. reg. tells, as the first had been at Charlestown. He was liv. Apr. 1683. Rebecca m. John Woodward. ROBERT, Concord 1678. SAMUEL, Salisbury, in his will of 22 Aug. 1665, names f. John, mo. Esther, and br. Joseph of Thedingworth in Leicestersh. Eng. and therefore I suppose he was only trans. not perman. inhab. SAMUEL, Cambridge, prob. s. of Richard, was freem. 1680, when he liv. at the vill. now Newton. THOMAS, Duxbury 1643, may be he of Salem 1650, whose wid. m. Michael Spencer of Lynn. THOMAS, Salem, had w. Isabel, wh. d. 9 Oct. 1674, and m. 11 Mar. foll. Mary Bishop, a wid. sw. in 1675, that he was 55 yrs. old. WILLIAM, Reading, freem. 1691, perhaps d. at Boston 1693; but Winsor names a William of Hingham, wh. m. 1665, Susanna Lane. Thirteen of this name had been gr. at Yale, nine at Harv. and seven at other N. E. coll. in 1834.
ROBERTS, DAVID, Woburn, m. 3 Oct. 1678, Joanna Brooks, had Eunice, b. 28 Oct. 1679; David, 24 Oct. 1681; Giles, 16 Jan. 1687; Joanna, 13 Feb. 1694; Sarah, 15 Jan. 1697; and perhaps he rem. ELI, New Haven, a propr. 1685. GEORGE, Exeter 1677, in 1690 desir. jurisdict. of Mass. GILES, Scarborough 1662, perhaps br. of David, had five ch. of wh. none but Abraham is nam. His will of 25 Jan. 1667, only five days bef. the inv. does not enlighten us, exc. by call. Arthur Auger, and William Sheldon, his brs.-in-law. HUGH, Gloucester, m. 8 Nov. 1649, Mary, d. of Hugh Caulkins, rem. to New London, where he was a tanner, and had Mary, b. 9 Dec. 1652; Samuel, 25 Apr. 1656; and Mehitable, 15 Apr. 1658; in 1667, with others of the oldest sett. went to Newark, N. J. JOHN, Roxbury, came, says the ch. rec. "in 1636, brought his aged mo. w. and ch. Thomas, Edward, Elizabeth Margery, Jane, Alice, Lydia, Ruth, and Deborah. He was one of the first fruits of Wales that came to N. E. called to Christ by the ministry of that rev. and worthy instrument Mr. Wrath." In its proper place the rec. has this: "7 Jan. 1645/6, old mother Roberts, a Welch woman, d. in the 103d yr. of her age. She was above 90 yrs. old when she left her native country." He was freem. 22 May 1639, d. 27 Nov. 1651. Of not one of the seven ds. do I find the m. or d.
JOHN, Marblehead 1668. JOHN, Dover, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Abigail, d. of Hatevil Nutter, had Joseph; prob. Hatevil; Thomas; and Abigail, wh. m. 8 Nov. 1671, [[vol. 3, p. 547]] John Hall jr. of the same. He was active against the Quakers 1662, marshall 1680, mem. of a whig convention 1689, and d. 21 Jan. 1695, Belkn. in Farmer's ed. I. 91, 122. JOHN, Boston, freem. 1671. JOHN Northampton, k. by the Ind. 29 Oct. 1675. JOHN, Roxbury, a soldier k. by the Ind. at Sudbury fight, under Wadsworth, Apr. 1676. JOHN, Hartford, m. Elizabeth d. of Rev. Samuel Stone, the divorc. w. of William (Goodwin, 212, says Samuel, erron.) Sedgwick, had John, to wh. in her will 1681, his gr.mo. Stone gave some est. He rem. a. 1684, to Newtown, L. I. and with w. was liv. 1695. It is not kn. was his f. when he was b. or when he d. but he was an unfortun. man. JOHN, Gloucester, prob. s. of Robert of Ipswich, m. 4 Feb. 1678, Hannah, d. of Thomas Bray, had Nathaniel, b. 26 Mar. 1679; and John, 12 Dec. 1680; Samuel, 1685; Thomas, 1687; Ebenezer, 1690; Mary, 1696; and Job, 1701. He d. 10 Jan. 1714, and his wid. d. 23 Mar. 1717.
JOHN, Hadley, wh. took o. of alleg. 8 Feb. 1679, was perhaps s. of John of Northampton. JOHN, Boston, by w. Experience, had Sarah, b. Jan. 1686, d. young. JOSEPH, perhaps of Portsmouth, sent by Capt. Mason 1632, in the Lion, arr. at Boston, 16 Sept. ROBERT, Boston 1640, by w. Eunice had Timothy, b. 7 Aug. 1646; was of Ipswich 1648, d. a. 19 July 1663, leav. wid. Susanna, and eight ch. of wh. the eldest was John, and the youngest two were Abigail, b. 27 Mar. 1658; and Patience, 20 Feb. 1661. His wid. m. Thomas Perrin. ROBERT, Rowley 1676, perhaps s. of the preced. SAMUEL, Ipswich, d. June 1670, prob. for his inv. is of 21 that mo. SAMUEL, Norwich, s. of Hugh, by w. Elizabeth m. 9 Dec. 180, had Samuel, b. 20 Oct. 1682, wh. d. next mo. Hugh, 26 Oct. 1683, d. under six yrs. Mary, 22 Mar. 1685; Samuel, 9 May 1688; Elizabeth 12 Oct. 1690; and his w. d. 9 Apr. 1692. SIMON, Boston, m. 18 July 1654, Christian, d. of Alexander Baker, had John, b. 27 Apr. 1655; Simon, 22 Nov. 1656; Samuel, 18 Mar. 1658; Joseph, 18 Sept. 1662, d. young; Elizabeth 28 Dec. 1665; Ann, 18 July 1669; Benjamin, 8 Jan. 1671; and Joseph, again, 24 Jan. 1673. In Geneal. Reg. X. 303, may be read a fine specim. of the wretched vanity that was exhibit on the d. of a gr. s. 1774, wh. oft. characteriz. the obituary notices of people bearing the same surnames as memb. of noble houses in Eng. or France. THOMAS, Dover, prob. sett. there with the Hiltons, 1623, was Presid. of the Col. chos. in oppos. to noted John Underhill, had John, b. 1629; Thomas, 1633; Esther; Ann; Elizabeth and Sarah; and d. after 27 Sept. 1673 the date of his will, pro. 30 June foll. Esther m. John Martin; Ann m. James Philbrick; Elizabeth m. Benjamin Heard; and Sarah m. Richard Rich.
THOMAS, Boston, perhaps s. of John of Roxbury, where he first liv. and mem. of that ch. by w. Eunice had Timothy, Elizabeth Lydia, and Eunice, this last b. 18 Aug. 1653; ar. co. 1664; freem. 1645; [[vol. 3, p. 548]] d. prob. July 1654; and his wid. Eunice, m. 22 Oct. 1656, Moses Maverick, as his sec. w. THOMAS, Duxbury, 1640, m. 24 Mar. 1651 (Winsor, 286), or more prob. 1656, Mary, d. of Robert Paddock, may have rem. to Eastham. THOMAS, Roxbury, a 1645, s. prob. of John, but I presume he rem. aft. or bef. d. of his f. THOMAS, Providence 1650, is in the list of freem. there 1655, m. a sis. of William Harris, but d. at Newport, without ch. early in Apr. 1676.
THOMAS, Dover, s. of Thomas the first, by w. Mary, d. of Thomas Leighton, had s. Thomas, and Nathaniel, perhaps other ch. Thomas d. unm. but the name was perpet. there by Nathaniel. THOMAS, a soldier under Capt. William Turner, k. by the Ind. at the Falls fight, 19 May 1676. *WILLIAM, Milford 1645-1669, was rep. 1689. WILLIAM, Dover 1645, had a fam. and with his s.-in-law was k. by the Ind. in 1675. But whether he had s. or not, is unascert. by the indefatig. Mr. Quint, to whom, for all informat. a. Dover, antiquaries are so much indebt. WILLIAM, Charlestown 1648, may have rem. to New Haven, there been propr. 1685. Perhaps by w. Joanna, he had William; Zachariah; Alice and Lydia, tw.; Ann, and Abigail. His s. William perpet. the fam. See Dodd. WILLIAM, Boston, m. at Hingham, Oct. 1667, Elizabeth Tower.
ROBERTSON, JOHN, was k. by the Ind. 21 Oct. 1676, at Salisbury, as Coffin inform. Farmer. NICHOLAS. See Robinson. WILLIAM, is nam. by Shattuck as at Concord 1670.
ROBIE, or ROBY, ANDREW, Hartford, m. 19 Nov. 1691, Abigail Curtis, perhaps had Mary, b. 4 Nov. 1692; and Elizabeth 19 July 1694. EBENEZER, Sudbury, s. of William of Boston, a physician, stud. under the celebr. Boerhave, was much esteemed, and d. 1 or 4 Sept. 1772. HENRY, Hampton 1678, had been at Exeter, it is said, and Farmer had the date 1639, in wh. yr. he thought he rem. from Dorchester, but the name at D. was mistak. for Kibby; d. 1688, leav. w. Sarah, and ch. Thomas, Samuel, Ichabod, John, Judith, and Ruth. His will of 10 Jan. 1687, with codic. of 3 Apr. 1688 was pro. 5 June foll. But he had been m. 19 Feb. 1674, as 3d h. of Elizabeth wid. of John Garland, d. of Thomas Philbrick, wh. had first been w. of Thomas Chase; and he may have been that man, b. as in the Bible of his br. Thomas, at Castle Dunnington, was writ. 12 Feb. 1618/9, add. that he went and liv. in N. E. JOHN, Haverhill, s. of the preced. d. prob. June 1691. JOSEPH, Boston, s. of William, by w. Priscilla had Henry, b. 3 Oct. 1722; Joseph, 12 May 1724, H. C. 1742; Hannah, 9 Jan. 1726; and William, 5 June 1727.
RICHARD, Marblehead 1674. SAMUEL, in the Bible of his br. Thomas, wh. Dr. Ebenezer cop. from at Castle Dunnington, the fam. seat, is mark. b. 12 Feb. 1628/9, with the add. "went to New Eng." but I have never heard of his arr. and fear that his int. may have been [[vol. 3, p. 549]] defeat. by the civ. war. No more recent accounts of him have been told, unless he were their inhab. of New Hampsh. wh. prayed for jurisdict. of Mass. 1690, and perhaps br. of Henry. THOMAS, Salem, s. of William had been librarian of the coll. and for some short time a fellow of the corpo. preached a little, but in conseq. prob. of malign. report spread about, as in a dedica. of a serm. to Presid. Leverett preach. at coll. wh. he print. "that his sermons were only heathenish discourses, no better Christianity than was in Tully," he withdrew from the pulpit and became a physician, m. Mehitable, d. of Maj. Stephen Sewall, had William, wh. d. young; Mehitable; and Thomas; both m. and d. 28 Aug. 1729.
WILLIAM, Boston, s. of Thomas, b. in Eng. 26 Apr. 1648, prob. at Castle Dunnington, in the E. riding of Yorksh. came hither, perhaps at man's age, and m. Elizabeth d. of William Greenough, had Mary, b. 19 Oct. 1687, d. young; Thomas, 20 Mar. 1689, H. C. 1708; William, bapt. 1 Nov. 1690; John, 6 Dec. 1691; Joseph, 20 Aug. 1693; Samuel, 1 Nov. 1694; Dorothy, 29 Mar. 1696; Mercy and Ann, tw. 19 Sept. 1697; Sarah, b. 6, bapt. 11 Dec. 1698, d. young; Ebenezer, 29 Sept. bapt. 5 Oct. 1701, H. C. 1719; Henry, 18, bapt. 21 Feb. 1703, d. at 18 yrs.; and Mercy, again, 29 Aug. bapt. 3 Sept. 1704; and perhaps more, for tradit. says, he had fifteen. Prob. one was Mary, wh. m. a Thomas; and Elizabeth wh. m. James Barnard was ano. He was constable 1684, and d. 23 Jan. 1718. Mercy m. 18 Sept. 1722, John Goodwin of Boston. WILLIAM, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Lois had William, b. 16 Feb. 1721, and his w. d. 4 days aft. and he m. 15 May 1722, Ann Pollard.
ROBINSON, ABRAHAM, Gloucester, not s. (as report worthless modern tradit.) of famous John of Leyen, £or I can never believe that Prince, so full as well as accur. would have ment. nothing of him, and no s. of this name was b. to the gr. teach. of non-conform. had Abraham (said most improb. to be the first b. of the town, for his f.-in-law's will, Apr. 1662, calls him under 21 yrs.), and perhaps other ch. and d. 18 Feb. 1646, wh. may be the earliest preserv. rec. of d. there, yet we must presume that earlier are lost. His wid. Mary, m. 15 July 1646, William Brown, and Henry Walker, 26 Sept. 1662, d. 17 Apr. 1690.
ABRAHAM, Gloucester, s. of the preced. m. 7 July 1668, Mary Harraden, d. of Edward, had Mary b. 20 Aug. 1669; Sarah, 17 Sept. 1671; Elizabeth 12 Sept. 1673; Abigail, 4 Jan. 1676; Abraham, 15 Oct. 1677; Andrew, 2 Oct. 1679; Stephen, 9 Dec. 1681; Ann, 1684; Dorcas, 1685; Deborah, 1688, Hannah, 1691; and Jane, 1693. His life is traced by Mr. Babson down to 1730, so that he was old man when he d. yet it was less than the statem. of descend. wh. would make it one hundred and two yrs. Prob. he was one or two yrs. under 90. [[vol. 3, p. 550]]
ANTHONY, An unprofit. aprent. punish. by the Court 1636. DANIEL, New Haven, m. 3 Feb. 1664, Hope, d. of William Potter, had Mary, b. 14 Dec. foll.; and Daniel, 27 Nov. 1666. DAVID, Exeter 1657-83, was perhaps s. of John of the same. He perhaps had s. David, wh. m. 1 Jan. 1706, Sarah, d. of Josiah Sanborn, of Hampton. EDWARD, Newport, of one the freem. 1655. FRANCIS, Saco 1643, in 1645, was called on by Vines in the interest of Gorges, as a counsellor, but we learn nothing more of him. FRANCIS, Boston, freem.. 1671. GEORGE, Rehoboth 1646-77, in 1668, had part in the div. of Attleborough lds. and serv. in Philip's war. Baylies II, 217, and IV. 84.
GEORGE, Boston, m. 3 Oct. 1657, Mary Bushnell perhaps d. of John of the same, had George b. 30 Mar. 1658; John 1661; and Martha, 31 Mar. 1665; was one of the first comp. to act with fire engines, 1678. GEORGE Swanzey, Winsor says m. 12 Nov. 1680, Elizabeth Gaille (so strange a name that I think it may be a mistake of Col. Rec. and serve scrutiny might discover Cole, or ano. word), had John, b. 5 Sept. 1681; but prob. by a former w. whose name I see not, had Nathaniel, b. 1 Nov. 1673, bur. one week aft.; Samuel, 16 Nov. 1679. GEORGE, Boston, prob. s. of George the first, by w. Elizabeth had George B. 28 Dec. 1680; John, 13 June 1684; and perhaps more. GEORGE, Watertown, by w. Sarah had Beriah, b. 7 Jan. 1684; George 1 July 1685; John, 4 Mar. 1688; Ebenezer, 22 Sept. 1692; Samuel, 13 Oct. 1695; and his w. d. 5 May 1703. He m. 4 Aug. foll. Sarah, d. of Peter Behoney, under fifteen yrs old, had David, 5 May 1704; and Jonathan, 4 Feb. 1706.
ISAAC, Plymouth 1630, s. of blessed John, the apostle of Leyden, came prob. with his mo. in the fleet with Winthrop See lett. of Sherley, 8 Mar. 1629-30, to Bradford. He was taxed 1634, when perhaps he liv. on Duxbury side, but was freem. of Scituate 1636, there m. 1636, Margaret Hanford, sis. of Rev. Thomas, Niece of Timothy Hatherly, sold his est. 1639, and with Rev. Thomas, Lathrop rem. to Barnstable, had Susanna, bapt. at S. 21 Jan. 1638; and John, at B. 5 Apr. 1640; Isaac, 7 Aug. 1642, Fear 26 Jan. 1645; and Mercy, 4 July 1647, all rememb. exc. Susanna, prob. d. in the will of Timothy Hatherly in 1664. His w. was bur. 13 June 1649, with a. d. premat. b. the week bef. Fear was w. of Samuel Baker. Isaac, the younger, was m. in 1666, but drown, 6 Oct. 1668. Mercy m. 16 Mar. 1669, William Weeks. He m. a sec. w. whose name of bapt. is not, I think, giv. by the tradit. wh. calls her sis. of famous elder Faunce, but our rec. proves, that he had Israel, bapt. 5 Oct. 1651; and Jacob, 15 May 1653. Peter and Thomas are add. by Mr. Otis. By the teach. of his worthy f. as well as his experience, he gain. the wisdom thro. wh. he was oppos. to Gov. Prince's policy of severity against the Quakers, 1659, and was disfranchis. Deane says. But he would have him count. an Assist. wherein he was wrong. He may be more corr. in saying he liv. 93 yrs. In some of his latter yrs. he was of Martha's [[vol. 3, p. 551]] Vineyard, Mr. Otis says.
Prince is very careful (p. 238 of Hale's ed. of the Annals, Boston 1826), after saying that he "liv. to above 90 yrs. of age," to add that he had often seen him, and that he "left male posterity." He greater reverence for the Leyden paster convinces me. that he would equally have ment. were such the opinion as to Abraham; yet the fact that nothing is ever seen of the wid. mo. in any earlier writer, militates somewhat with my opinion. Still no reason thence can be deduced in favor of Abraham being s. of the glorious John, and the opinion or suggestion of Mr. Babson in the note of careful Mr. Deane, Bradford, 247, as to the obsecurity of Mrs. Robinson on our side of the water, is not to be explain, by her suppos. residence at Salem, where, in Felt's list of mem. of the ch. is a wid. Ann R. join. in 1637. The greater probability appears to me, that she d. very soon after reach. our shores; yet she must be inquired for, not at Cape Ann, but on the other side of the Bay of Mass. unless some appearance of tradit. in favor of Abraham be found, as it has not been, in the first, sec. third, or fourth generat. of her descent.
ISAAC. Lynn 1637, came in the Hopewell, Babb, master, late in 1635, aged 15, was perhaps early d. at least Lewis gives nothing of him. ISAAC, Tisbury, s. of the first Isaac, was bapt. Israel, as Mr. Otis, with much sagacity argues, and that after the drown. of his first Isaac, he call, this s. for him, as the name Israel is no more heard aft. 1668, and Isaac d. 1728, mak. his will 5 Feb. wh. was pro. 1 Oct. foll. JACOB, New Haven, m. 1690, Sarah Hitchcock, had John, b. 3 Dec. 1691; Thomas, 5 Dec. 1693; Sarah, 24 Dec. 1695; Hannah, 24 Feb. 1698; Mary; and Eliakim, 2 Apr. 1706. JACOB, Tisbury, s. of Isaac, d. bef. 19 Nov. 1733, when, on div. of his est. are ment. wild. Experience, and ch. Jacob, Isaac, and Mary. JAMES, Boston, m. 21 Feb. 1654, Martha Buck, had Sarah, b. 24 Mar. 1660; John, 17 Sept. 1662; James, 21 July 1667; and Elizabeth; was a mariner. I suppose both s. d. young, for he gave his est. in 1673 to John Hull and Thomas Brattle in tr. for hims. for life, next for w. Martha for life, and then to use of his ds. Elizabeth and Sarah.
JAMES, Dorchester, m. 27 Sept. 1664, Mary, d. of Thomas Alcock, had James, b. 8 Nov. 1665; Thomas, 15 Apr. 1668; Samuel, 4 Sept. 1670; Mary, 17 Mar. 1673, d. young; John, 17 Apr. 1675, H. C. 1695, min. of Duxbury; Henry, 21 June 1678, d. very soon; and Ebenezer, 5 Jan. 1682, wh. was k. 27 May 1707, at Port Royal, in the abortive siege; was freem. 1690, and d. 18 Apr. 1694. His wid. d. 13 Mar. 1718, aged 73. JAMES, Boston, by his will, 3 Sept. 1676, pro. 3 days aft. names no w. nor ch. but gives est. to brs. Thomas, Joseph, and sis. Mary, one half, and other half to aunt Eliz, w. of Joseph Rock, and cousin Hannah, w. of James Brading. This proves, that he was s. of deac. Thomas of Scituate.
JAMES, Newcastle 1683, then of the [[vol. 3, p. 552]] gr. jury, had liv. at Scarborough 1666, there m. Lucretia, . of Richard Foxwell, had four ds. and rem. on the Ind. hostil. 1675 to N. whence they did not return. JOHN, Salem 1639, in Felt's list of ch. mem. where also appear Ann, a wid. and Isabella, both 1637. He was prob. the freem. of 2 June 1641, may have rem. to Boston, and in a will of 2 June 1653, giv. his prop. to mo. or sis. if alive; but this condition seems hardly consist. with the prob. that the fem. ch. mem. of Salem. 1637, could be those. His inv. was ret. Nov. 1653. Ano. JOHN was of New London 1646-9, yet Caulkins could only tell of his house lot; and he may have d. at Ipswich, 1 Mar. 1657, if Farmer have the date right; but a JOHN of Ipswich, wheelwright, wh. in his will of 27 Feb. pro. 30 Mar. 1658, names no ch. and to swell the confus. ano. JOHN was there liv. 1660.
JOHN, early at Haverhill, rem. to Exeter 1657, perhaps f. of David, Johnathan, and *Stephen, was k. by the Ind. as Hubbard tells, Sept. 1675. JOHN, Salem, s. of William of the same, m. 16 Oct. 1665, Sarah, d. of Elias Mason, had Elias, b. 25 Jan. 1667; John, 25 Nov. 1668; Joseph, 27 Sept. 1670; and Sarah, 18 Feb. 1673; was liv. in 1677. *JOHN, Barnstable, perhaps eldest s. of Isaac, m. May 1667, Elizabeth Weeks, had John, b. 20 Mar. 1668; Isaac, 30 Jan. 1670; Timothy, 30 Oct. 1671; Abigail, 20 Mar. 1674; and Fear, 16 June 1676; the last three with Joseph, Mercy, and Mary, wh. were younger, all bapt. 21 Oct. 1688; beside a s. by 12 Dec. 1683, and a d. 1 May 1688, ea. d. soon aft. He was rep. for Falmouth, C. C. 1689, 90, and 1, but in Apr. 1714 rem. to Conn. *JOHN, Falmouth, C. C. was rep. at Plymouth 1689 and 90, in fair presumpt. may be reckoned the same as preced. until further investigat. disproves it. A suppositit. mythical, or tradit. John, assumed by the late Professor James F. Dana to be br. of Isaac, and sett. at Gloucester, and f. of Abraham, sec. his relat. to Farmer, is not sustained by the slightest probabil. as Mr. Babson assures me, to be acq. from the rec.
JOHN, Duxbury, s. of Samuel, not James, as Winsor, 184, had it, giv. also wrong date of b. prob. of Dorchester, ord. 13 Nov. 1702, m. Hannah, d. of Rev. Ichabod Wiswall, his predecessor, the patriotic agent in London, of the Plymouth Col. who was overborne or circumvent. by the cunning management of Increase Mather, the Mass. agent, had Mary, b. 23 Feb. 1706; Hannah, 2 Nov. 1708; Alithea, 26 May 1710; Elizabeth 28 Sept. 1712; John, 16 Apr. 1715; Ichabod; and Faith, 1718. His w. with eldest ch. Mary was drown. 22 Sept. 1722, at Nantasket, on their voyage to Boston; and he d. 14 Nov. 1745; more than 7 yrs. aft. separat. from his cure, at the residence in Lebanon of the first Gov. Jonathan Trumbull, wh. had m. his youngest d. He was a man of more wit than discretion in his parish managem.
JOHN, Narraganset, s. of Rowland of the same, m. Mary Hazard, had Mary, b. 1705; Sarah, 1707; Ruth, 1709; and prob. more. He d. bef. his f. JOHN, Newbury, s. of Robert, by w. Susanna had John, b. 6 Sept. 1690; Samuel, 2 Dec. 1692; [[vol. 3, p. 553]] Daniel, 14 Mar. 1695; and d. Mar. 1699. JONATHAN, Exeter 1657-83, perhaps was s. of John of the same. JONATHAN, Guilford, br. of Thomas of the same, d. 1684. JOSEPH, Salem, eldest s. of William, had sett. in Barbadoes bef. 1676. JOSEPH, Andover, m. 30 May 1671, Phebe, d. of Rev. Francis Dane, had Dorothy, w. d. 23 Sept. 1675; Dane; and perhaps more; was freem. 1691.
NATHANIEL, Boston, by w. Damaris, had Nathaniel, b. 29 Aug. 1655; Elizabeth 24 Feb. 1657; Daniel, 10 Feb. 1667; Mary, 22 June 1668; Robert, 28 July 1671; and Damaris, 29 Dec. 1674; was aft. of Cambridge, freem. 1673. An earlier NATHANIEL was he of Boston, wh. in his will of 2 Mar. 1667, names no w. or ch. NICHOLAS, a passeng. in the Blessing from London, 1635, aged 30, call. them Robertson, is thot. by me to mean Robinson, because in the same voyage came Elizabeth 32; Catherine, 12; Mary, 7; John, 5; and SARAH, 1 1/2; all spell, in the latter form, and may have been, especial. if we imagine his yrs. were two or three more, his w. and childr. PETER, Tisbury, s. of Isaac, m. a d. of John Manton, Mr. Otis says, and that he was of Chilmark in 1706, and of Norwich 1710, after at Windham, had seven s. wh. all m. and had fams. and seven ds. but no names are heard, nor dates giv. RICHARD, Charlestown, the freem. of 2 June 1641, may be suppos. to be br. of John, adm. to the o. on the same day, by w. Rebecca had John, bapt. 31 May 1640; but in the valua. list of ch. mem. in Budington, the name is giv. Robbins. Yet I presume one person is meant, and the Col. rec. or the ch. rec. is so far wrong. Having examin. the orig. I testify, that Robinson is as plain as any name in the vol.
ROBERT, Newbury, m. 26 Oct. 1664. Mary, d. of Thomas Silver, had Mary, b. 18 Nov. 1665; Daniel, 9 Oct. 1667; John, 12 Dec. 1669; Samuel; Thomas, Sarah; Hannah, 21 Dec. 1683; and Robert, 5 May 1686. Coffin says he was b. 1628, and from the births of ch,. we should confident. believe, that he was not the Robert, wh. came from London in the Christian, early in 1635, aged 45, but of him no discov. is obtain. ROWLAND, Narraganset, b. says Potter, a. 1654, came 1675, m. Mary Allen, d. of John, but wh. John we ask in vain, had John; Elizabeth wh. m. 1707, William Brown; Mary, m. 1709 a Mumford; Sarah, m. 1704, Rufus Barton; Mercy, wh. m. 1714, John Potter; and William, 26 Jan. 1693. Tradit. makes him come from Longburgh or Longbrough, Co. Cumberland, a 6 ms. from Carlisle, and he d. a 1716. SAMUEL, Salem, eldest s. of William, of the same, m. 15 Aug. 1664, Martha, d. of Job Hawkins, had Samuel, b. 19 Dec. 1665; Thomas, 6 July 1667; Mary, Oct. 1669, d. Aug. foll.; William, 29 July 1671; Job, Nov. 1672, d. in few wks.; and Martha, 20 Jan. 1674. He was a subject of fine 1669, for entertainm. of Thomas Maule, a Quaker. SAMUEL, Boston, s. of Thomas, d. 1662; but his est. was so small, that his f. renounc. admin. SAMUEL, Fairfield, d. 1674, leav. wid. and perhaps ch.
SAMUEL, Hartford, d. 30 Aug. 1683, leav. ch. Sarah, b. 1665; Samuel, 1668; Mary, 1672; John, 1676; and Hannah, 1679; but whether all these were b. at H. is not [[vol. 3, p. 554]] kn. *SAMUEL, Dorchester, eldest s. of William, m. a d. of Richard Baker, was constable 1667, selectman 1688, freem. 1690, rep. 1701 and 2, d. 16 Sept. 1718, leav. beside John, H. C. 1695, min. of Duxbury, and gr.-gr.f. of Rev. Edward whose learn. has done so much honor to our country, elder s. Samuel, wh. d. 30 Mar. 1734, in 68th yr.
STEPHEN, Exeter, 1689. STEPHEN, Dover 1662, perhaps was f. of Timothy. THOMAS, Boston, had Samuel, wh. d. bef. his f. 1662, and I can tell no more. THOMAS, Scituate 1642, m. at Boston, for sec. w. 10 Jan. 1653, Mary, d. of John Coggan of Boston, wid. of John Woodie of Roxbury, wh. d. May preced. had James, b. 14 Mary. 1654; Thomas, 1654; Joseph, 1656; Mary, 1657; Mercy, 1659, wh. prob. d. young; but by his former w. had eldest John, wh. he thot. was in Eng. when he made his will. His w. d. at Boston, 26 Oct. 1661, and he took 3d w. Elizabeth wid. of Richard Sherman, was a deac. and made his will 17 Mar. 1665, in wh. he ment. est. in Boston, his w. as liv. separ. from him, yet gives £10 to her (wh. d. little more than a yr. aft.), and ch. John, Thomas, James, Joseph, and Mary. Curious inq. would turn to the will of his wid. 21 Aug. 1666, pro. 16 Nov.1667, in vol. VI. p. 9, in wh. refer. to the contract of m. with her late h. Thomas, whereby £50 was due to her, she gives half to childr. of her former h. Sherman, and half to be disp. by deac. John Wiswall and William Bartholomew; and of other est. legacies to John, s. of Edmund Brown of Dorchester; Samuel, s. of John Damon of Reading; Elizabeth d. of Thomas Spaule of Boston; childr. ea. of her sis. Bridget Lock of Fausett, in Eng. and her orchard to kinsman John Greenleaf, he paying, within six mos. £20 to his sis. Mary. Deane has confus. f. and s. The Boston est, was sold by admors. 1667, for the benefit of heirs; and the tree that k. Thomas in its fall, 1676, did not, as D. thot. hit the deac. but his s. THOMAS, Boston, by w. Margaret had Jane, b. Sept. 1646. No more is heard of him, but ano.
THOMAS, prob. of Boston, by w. Mary, perhaps d. of William Beamsley, had James, b. 14 Mar. 1655; and his wid. m. Thomas Dennis. THOMAS, Salisbury 1652. THOMAS, Roxbury, a. 1640, had w. Silence, a mem. of the ch. had rem. to Boston bef. Nov. 1662, when he sold to John Weld his two lots of twelve acres ea. THOMAS, New London 1665-6. THOMAS, Guilford 1677, and perhaps sev. yrs. bef. had Thomas, wh. was, as well as the f. propr. in 1685; and Samuel, wh. sett. at Durham, beside sev. ds. m. at G. Descend. are respecta. THOMAS, Newtown, L. I. 1657, one of the patentees under Gov. Dongan, Nov. 1686. THOMAS, Boston, cordwainer, in his will of 11 June 1690, pro. 30 July 1700, names ch. three, Thomas, Sarah, and James, w. Sarah, to wh. he gives all est. during wid. but only half if she m. again, calls Jacob Green, jr. and William Dennison brs.-in-law, making the former excor. [[vol. 3, p. 555]]
The s. Thomas I judge to be that in Roxbury, b. 5 Nov. 1677. THOMAS, youngest s. of Isaac, by Mr. Otis said to have own ld. in Edgartown 1700, and to have rem. to Guilford. TIMOTHY, Salem, wh. m. 20 Feb. 1666, Mary, d. of John Kitchen, d. 1668, his inv. being of 20 June, left wid. and Timothy, b. 15 Mar. preced. was s. of William. TIMOTHY, Dover, perhaps s. of Stephen, by w. Mary had Abigail, b. 23 May 1693; Mary, 10 Apr. 1695; Elizabeth 14 Apr. 1700, d. at 10 yrs.; Sarah, 3 Oct. 1702; Hannah, 21 Nov. 1707; Timothy, 1 Aug. 1710; and Elizabeth again, 30 July 1712.
WILLIAM, Braintree 1662. WILLIAM, Dorchester 1636, freem. 18 May 1642, ar. co. 1643, had Samuel, bapt. 14 June 1640; Increase, 14 Mar. 1642; Prudence, 1643; and Waiting, 26 Apr. 1646; and he d. 6 July 1668. His will, tho. without date, was allow. 31 July foll. It names, beside his own offspr. Mary Streeter, my wife's d. His wid. Ursula wh. had been wid. of Samuel Hosier, as Stephen Streeter at an earlier day, was not prob. mo. of these ch. m. 15 July 1673, Griffin Crafts; and this fourth h. bur. her, but suppli, his loss by ano. w. Prudence m. John Bridge of Roxbury; and Waiting m. Joseph Penniman of Braintree. WILLIAM, Salem, a tailor, by w. Isbella had Ann, bapt. 3 Dec. 1637, the mo. have. unit. with the ch. that yr.; Samuel, 26 Jan. 1640; Mary, 12 Mar. 1643; Timothy, 28 Apr. 1644; and Esther, 28 May 1654; was freem. 27 Dec. 1642; names in his will of 9 Feb. 1677, pro. 29 Nov. 1678, s. Joseph, eldest, wh. then liv at Barbados; Samuel, and John, wh. were made excors. d. Sarah Newbury, whose h. is not of my acquaint. and gr.ch. Timothy R. when he comes of age. WILLIAM, Boston 1659, suffer. whip. as a quaker, and soon aft. not being sufficient. enlighten by that evangelic. discipline, on 27 Oct. was hanged, says the Diary of John Hull, with Marmaduke Stephenson, ano. youth, ea. "LITTLE ABOVE TWENTY YRS. OF AGE." We may judge of the perfect sincerity of the persecutors in their ferocious bigotry, from the same Diary, 1661, relat. that, after this execut. of R. and his three fellow martyrs, "the rest of the Quakers had liberty, if they pleased to use it, to depart the jurisdict. tho. some of them capitally guilty;" and the pious writer adds this ejacul. prayer: "The good Lord pardon this timidity of spirit to execute the sentence of God's Holy Law upon such blasphemous persons," that the delusion spread can excite no wonder, even in this day, when some prayer rather for pardon of the judicial murder, than for that of the treacher. Timidity that liberated the innocent. Hull was a milit. man, and felt that discipline requir. the enemy of God especial. to be put to death. No man in the Col. was held in higher esteem than John Hull. See Josselyn; Hubbard, 572; Hutch. I. 199, 200; and Sewel's Hist. 220-4.
WILLIAM, Concord, by w. Elizabeth had Hannah, b. 13 July 1671; rem to Cambridge, in that part now Newton, there by w. Elizabeth [[vol. 3, p. 556]] had William, b. 10 July 1673; Mary, 6 Sept. 1676; David, 23 Mar. 1678; Samuel, 20 Apr. 1680; and Jeremiah, 20 Apr. 1682; and Robert; freem. 1685. WILLIAM, Lynn, had, says Lewis, three s. William, b. 7 Oct. 1683; Aquila; and John. One WILLIAM was a soldier in Gallop's comp. 1690, of the expedit. against Quebec, but where he was b. or whether he outliv. the serv. I kn. not. WILLIAM, Newton, s. of William of the same, by w. Elizabeth had William; Daniel; Jermiah, b. 22 Oct. 1705; Elizabeth 11 Sept. 1707; Hannah, 16 Sept. 1709; Josiah, 17 Sept. 1711; Ichabod, 2 Sept. 1713; Thankful, 3 Sept. 1715; and John, 1722; was selectman. His w. d. 1747, and he d. 1754, leav. large est. WILLIAM, South Kingston, youngest s. of Rowland of the same, by two ws. of wh. the first was Mary, had thirteen ch. as he says; Rowland, b. 1719; John, 1721; Margaret or Mary, 1722; Elizabeth 1724 Martha, 1725; Christopher, 1727; William, 1729; Mary, 1736; James, 1738; John, again, 1742; Sylvester; Thomas; and Abigail; perhaps the last eight by sec. w. He was Gov. of the Col. and d. a. 1751. The first w. was d. of John Potter, and the next was wid. Abigail Hazard, d. of William Gardiner, both of South Kingstown. All the ch. exc. the sec. and third, wh. d. young, were m. Of this name (oft. mistak. as Robertson, wh. was exceeding, rare in N. E. bef. the last century), there had, in 1832, been gr. twelve at Yale, seven at Harv. and ten at the other N. E. coll.
ROCK, JOSEPH, Boston, by w. Elizabeth d. of John Coggan, wh. brot. him good est. had Eliz, b. 5 Feb. 1652; Sarah, 17 Jan. 1653, d. next yr.; Rebecca, 16 Mar. 1655, d. at 6 mos.; John 2 Nov. 1656, d. Aug. foll.; Joseph, 1 Feb. 1658; Benjamin, 9 Sept. 1659, d. soon; Lydia, 21 Apr. 1661; Samuel, 17 May 1662; Benjamin, again, 3 Sept. 1663; and Elisha, 16 Feb. 1667; was freem. 1652; one of the founders of the 3d or O. S. ch. In his will of 18 Jan. 1683, pro. 3 Jan. foll. he ment. d. Hannah Brading, wh. was m. 9 Oct. 1657, and her h. James; gr.ch. James and Joseph b. and gr.-gr.ch. Elizabeth Bromfield. That Mary R. wh. d. 13 Sept. 1713, in her 81st yr. I presume was his sec. w. One THOMAS R. wh. d. at Weymouth, 15 July 1642, is call. serv. to Edward Smith.
ROCKETT, BENJAMIN, Medfield 1678 Wrentham 1680, perhaps s. of Nicholas, by w. Judith had Bethia, b. 4 July 1679, at M.; Judith, b. at W. 17 Mar. 1681; Mary, 2 Oct. 1683; Patience, 20 May 1686; and Hezekiah, 26 Aug. 1688, wh. d. 1689. JOHN, Dorchester 1633. JOHN, Mendon, s. perhaps of Richard, had John, b. at Braintree, 18 Aug. 1663, wh. was k. by the Ind. when they burn. the town in 1675; rem. to Medfield, there had Joseph, with perhaps two or three more; but certain. Trial, 28 Feb. 1677; and Deliverance, 31 Oct. 1678; in the inteval suffer. much from Ind. and still had w. and six ch. to support. JOSEPH, [[vol. 3, p. 557]] Rehoboth, m. 5 Jan. 1681, Mary Wilmouth, had Mary, b. 14 Dec. foll. posthum. for the f. was bur. 21 July of that yr. unless the rec. be confus. JOSIAH, Medfield, prob. s. of Nicholas, m. 9 May 1677, Mary Twitchell, d. of Benjamin of Dorchester, had Israel, b. 25 feb. 1678; Mary, 3 Aug. 1681; Bethia, 21 Feb. 1684; Mehitable, 14 Oct. 1686; Hannah, 24 Oct. 1691; and Joanna, 28 Dec. 1693. His w. d. 15 Sept. 1699, and he m. 10 Nov. 1703, Sarah Wheelock, He had sev. in Philip's war. NICHOLAS, Dedham 1640, in the part made Medfield, was freem. 1666, had by w. Jane, Samuel, b. prob. at Braintree; Benjamin, 8 Sept. 1651 at M.; Josiah; and his w. d. 15 Dec. 1654. He m. 16 July 1656, Margaret, not, as giv. Holliocke, in the copy of Medfield rec. Geneal Reg. XIII. 217, but Hollbrook, d. of John the first, had Elizabeth b. 3 Apr. 1657; Joseph, a. 1659; John, 12 Feb. 1662; and Nathaniel, 3 Feb. 1665. This w. d. 23 Apr. 1670; and by third w. Silence, wh. d. 9 Nov. 1677, he had Isaac, b. 22 July preced. but wh. d. bef. his mo. and the f. d. 26 Jan. 1680. Elizabeth m. John Partridge the younger, of the same. RICHARD, Dorchester 1635, perhaps br. of John, rem. to Braintree, where by w. Agnes, wh. d. 9 July 1643, he had John, b. 1 Dec. 1641. Perhaps his w. was d. of Zachary Bicknell, whose est. they sold to William Read. See Col. Rec. I. 189. Oft. this name is Rockwood.
ROCKWELL, ABRAHAM, Windsor, of unkn. parentage, m. 4 Dec. 1640, Mary whose surname is unkn. and wh. d. 8 July 1677, without ch. JOHN, Windsor, one of the first sett. may therefore have been first at Dorchester, was infirm or old eno. in 1649, to be exempt from watch. and train. d. 1662, leav. two ds. Mary, wh. m. 10 Dec. 1646, Robert Watson, and one wh. m. Zachary Sanford of Saybrook, beside s. Simon, wh. d. 1665, unm. and gave to his sis. his est. and possib. other s. JOHN, Windsor, s. of William prob. b. in Eng. m. 6 May 1651, Sarah Ensign, perhaps d. of James, had Sarah, b. 12 May 1653; Ruth, 5 Mar. 1655; and Lydia, 27 Nov. 1656. His w. d. 23 June 1659. He m. 18 Aug. 1662, Deliverance Haynes of Dorchester, rem. to Stamford, had John, b. 6 Sept. 1663; Hannah, 30 May 1665; Joseph, 8 July 1668; and Elizabeth 5 Feb. 1671; and he d. 3 Sept. 1673, aged 46, all his ch. exc. John, being then liv. Sarah, m. 8 Oct. 1676, John Crampton of Norwalk, unless Hall, in his Hist. 188, be wrong. But Stiles, 762, says that she m. David Hall; Ruth, m. Daniel Mix; Lydia m. Joshua Atwater, 24 June 1680, and h. and w. d. next yr.; Elizabeth m. 1 Feb. 1694, James Ward.
JOHN, Greenwich, or Rye, d. prob. 1676, leav. w. and ch. See. Trumbull, Col. Rec. II. 313. JONATHAN, Norwalk 1687-94. JOSEPH, Middletown, s. of John the sec. may have first liv. at Norwalk, m. 1 Feb. 1694, Elizabeth Foster, and had John and Joseph, tw. b. 1694; Edwin [[vol. 3, p. 558]] and Elizabeth tw. 1700; William, 1702; Hannah, 1704; was a deac. JOSIAH, Norwich, perhaps s. of William, had liv. at New London sev. yrs. and had there most of his ch. perhaps even the eldest, Hannah, 6 Sept. 1658, d. at 3 yrs.; Josiah, June 1662; Joseph, Mar. 1665; John, Dec. 1677; Mary, Feb. 1669; Hannah again, 23 Aug. 1672; and Samuel, posthum. 30 Sept. 1676. He was k. by the Ind. near the end of Jan. 1676, at the same time with young John Reynolds; and his s. Josiah was tak. by them, and soon restor. JOSIAH, Norwich, s. of the preced. m. 8 Apr. 1688, Ann, d. of Thomas Bliss, had Daniel, b. 24 Oct. 1689; John, 3 Apr. 1692; Jerusha, 6 Mar. 1695; Hannah, 6 June 1698; and Elizabeth 19 Apr. 1700. His w. d. 19 Feb. 1715; and he d. 18 Mar. 1729. SAMUEL, Windsor, s. of William, perhaps b. at Dorchester, freem. of Conn. 1657; m. 7 Apr. 1660, Mary Norton of Saybrook, had Mary, b. 18 Jan. 1662; Abigail, 23 Aug. 1664; Samuel, 19 Oct. 1667; Joseph, 22 May 1670; John, 31 May 1673; Abigail, again, 11 Apr. 1676; and Josiah, 10 Mar. 1678.
WILLIAM, Dorchester, f. of John the first. came prob. in the Mary and John, req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, and was sw. 18 May foll. was one of the first two deac. rem. to Windsor, in its sec. yr. there d. 15 May 1640, leav. wid. Susanna (prob. sec. w. to wh. Hist. of D. gives the surname Chapin), wh. m. Matthew Grant, and ch. John; Samuel; Joan, wh. m. 15 Nov. 1642, Jeffrey Baker; Ruth, wh. m. 7 Oct. 1652, Christopher Huntington; Mary; Joseph; and Sarah, wh. m. 22 Mar. 1658, Walter Gaylord, as his sec. w. Stiles makes Mary m. Jeffrey Mahon; but I doubt the outlandish surname, and suspect the bapt. name was borrow. from the h. of Joan. Of this name, ten had in 1829 been gr. at Yale and one at Dart.
ROCKWOOD, SAMUEL, eldest s. of Nicholas Rockett (wh. see), Medfield, freem. 1682, m. 15 Dec. 1671, Hannah, d. of John Ellis of M. had Hannah, b. 1 Oct. 1673; Susanna, 31 Oct. 1675; Samuel, 11 Apr. 1677, d. at seven yrs.; Abigail, 17 May 1679; Eleazer, 18 Apr. 1681; d. at 12 yrs.; Patience, 14 May 1682; d. soon; Joseph, 8 Sept. 1686; and Deliverance, whose b. or that of the preced. must be wrong in Morse. His w. d. 7 May 1717, and he m. ano. w. Sarah, and d. 17 Dec. 1728. Six of this name, in the early time oft. writ. Rockett (from wh. much doubt is caus.) had been gr. in 1828, at Harv. Dart. and Middleb. two at ea.
RODGERS, whose name of bapt. is unkn. a young man sent from Eng. with Allerton early in 1628, to be min. at Plymouth, but sent back next yr. as disord. in brain. Mass. Hist. coll. IV> 109. It is oft. spell. without d. *JOHN, Bristol, a selectman 1686, patriotic to resist Andros, rep. 1689. 3 Mass. Hist. coll. VII.171.
RODMAN, JOHN, younger br. of Thomas, came, says tradit. from Barbados, bring. w. Mary; but no more is told of him, exc. that he had s. Thomas, rem. to Block isl. next to N. J. and d. at Flushing, L. I. SAMUEL, Newport, s. of Thomas, m. 17 Mar. 1723, Mary Willet, had Thomas, b. 29 Dec. foll.; Hannah, perhaps 22 July 1725, d. soon; Charity, 15 Nov. 1727, d. young; Samuel, 31 Jan. 1730, d. aft. 2 yrs.; William, 18 Jan. 1732; Elizabeth 28 Mar. 1736; Ann; Mary; and John; and d. 27 Dec. 1748. THOMAS, Newport, br. of John, came from Barbados, a [[vol. 3, p. 559]] surgeon, m. Hannah, d. of Gov. Walter Clark, but she was, I presume, sec. w. for the Friends' rec. of N. show his m. 7 June 1682, with Patience Malins, wid. of Robert, d. of that Peter Easton, wh. d. on her birth day, at the age of 35; and Gov. Walter Clarke's d. was than rather too young. Whether he had ch. by the first w. I kn. not; but by Hannah came Hannah, b. 9 Sept. 1694; Clark, 29 Sept. 1698; John, 29 July 1701, d. in few mos.; Samuel, 23 May 1703; Patience, 5 Apr. 1706; and William, 12 Sept. 1708, wh. d. next yr.
ROE, ANTHONY, Falmouth or Scarbrough 1663-83, of good repute in 1670, as by the court with ano. he was made conjoint. constable of both towns. EDWARD, Exeter, sw. alleg. 30 Nov. 1677. ELIAS, Charlestown, m. 17 July 1656, Rebecca, d. of Robert Long, had John, bapt. 27 Nov. 1670. He d. 18 Jan. 1687, his w. have d. earlier. HUGH, Hartford 1661, rem. perhaps to Salem, but, in 1669, is on the freem. list of Conn. and bef. 1678, was at Suffield, there d. 5 Aug. 1689, and his w. Abigail d. 3 Sept. foll. He had first liv. at Weymouth, and there his d. Esther d. 11 July 1655; and his s. Samuel was b. 14 Jan. foll. wh. d. the yr. bef. his f. and other ch. nam. in his will were Peter, Mary Denslow, Elizabeth Merrill of Saybrook and Abigail Taylor; gr.ch. Abigail Kent; and three Warners. JOHN, Charlestown, prob. s. of Elias, by w. Ruth, had Elias, bapt. 26 Aug. 1688, d. in few days; John, 27 Oct. 1689; and Ruth, 5 Apr. 1691. MARK, York 1666, serv. that yr. on the gr. jury. PETER, Suffield, s. of Hugh, m. 1689, Sarah, d. of Thomas Remington, and had sev. ch. RICHARD, Charlestown, br. of Elias, wh. had admin. of his est. after he perish. Nov. 1666, by casual. at sea. Sometimes, but rarely, these names are enriched with a w.
ROGERS, ANDREW, a passeng. from London 1671, in the Arabella, of wh. no more is heard in our country. DANIEL, Ipswich, s. of Presid. John, m. Sarah, d. of the first John Appleton, tho. the Apleton mem. p. 16, makes her w. of Samuel R. had Sarah, wh. d. inf.; Sarah, again, b. 27 Apr. 1694, d. soon; Sarah, again, 29 Mary 1695; Margaret, prob. 8 Jan. 1699; Elizabeth; Priscilla; Mary; Daniel, 17 Oct. 1706, H. C. 1725, the min, of Littleton; John, 16 Sept. 1708; Patience, 4 Sept. 1710; and Nathaniel, 6 Aug. 1712, d. in few days. He was sch.master, town clk. and reg. of probate, tho. his handwriting is ill, and he perish. in a cold snowstorm on Hampton Beach, 1 Dec. 1722. See Geneal. Reg. VI. 70. DAVID, Braintree, had Ruth, b. 3 Jan. 1641; and he d. 24 Sept. 1642. ELEAZER, Milford, was freem. 1669, and the name was perpet. there to 1713.
EZEKIEL, Rowley, first min. there, s. of Richard, a disting. Purit. divine of Weathersfield, Co. Essex, wh. is assum. by the author of the mem. of Fam. of Nathaniel, but with slight, or, as I think, not even slight, support for his assumpt. to be s. of him burned at the stake 1555, was bred at Cambridge, where in 1604, he was of Corpus Christi, when he had his A. B. and of Christ's Coll. in 1608, on rec. his A. M. came in 1638, with his w. Sarah, d. of John Everard, Citiz. of London, wh. d. in ten yrs. He had serv. long aft. 1621, with great reput. and favor Archbp. Matthews, in that parish in Yorksh. whose [[vol. 3, p. 560]] name was adopt. here by the people wh. accomp. him; and in a commission out of chanc. for inquisit. into misapplica. of funds giv. by the Queen, he was includ. by her Majesty, as first among seven clerg. after the Archbp. of York, the E. of Cumberland, three baronets, six knights, and eight esqrs. See Oliver's Hist. of Beverly, 195, 6. He was freem. 23 May 1639, had for sec. w. a. d. of Rev. John Wilson, wh. d. bef. giv. b. to her first ch. and the third w. Mary, wh. surv. him was wis. of Thomas Barker, m. 16 July 1651; but when he d. 23 Jan. 1661, leav. good est. there was no ch. to inherit; nor is it kn. that he ever had a s. EZEKIEL, Ipswich, s. of Rev. Nathaniel, m. Margaret, wid. of Thomas Scott, d. of William Hubbard, and sis. of the histor. had Martha; Nathaniel, b. 14 Aug. 1664; John, 12 June 1666; Ezekiel, 4 June 1667; Timothy and Samuel; and d. 5 July 1675. His wid. d. 1678, and her will of 22 June was pro. 17 Sept. of the same yr. in it she speaks of being extrix. of her s. Thomas Scott's est. and gives L40 to the s. Rogers, and d. Snelling of her d. Snelling, the name of wh. d. was, I believe, Margaret.
GAMALIEL, Boston, s. of Simon, by w. Mercy, had Jane, b. 3 Jan. 1689. GEORGE, Maine, was of the jury 1650, but of what town I see not. HENRY, Springfield, took the o. of alleg. 1678. It is not kn. whether he came from Eng. or was b. here, but prob. the latter; and he m. 30 Dec. 1675, Mary, eldest d. of Richard Exell of S. had Mary, b. 23 Dec. 1676, d. within 4 yrs. John, 5 Mar. 1678; Dorothy, 5 Sept. 1679; Mary, 8 Aug, 1681; a. d. Apr. 1683, d. soon; and Henry, 28 Dec. 1687, and d. 26 Sept. 1724. His wid. d. 23 Oct. 1732. Both his s. had fams. Mary m. 1702, Samuel Cooper; and Dorothy m. 1704, James Taylor the younger. James, New London, is by Miss Caulkins thought to be that passeng. in the Increase from London, 1635, aged 20, and was early at Stratford, there m. Elizabeth d. of Samuel Rowland, rem. to Milford, had Samuel, b. a. 1640; Joseph, bapt. 1646; John, 1648; Bathsheba, 1650; James, a. 1652; Jonathan, b. 31 Dec. 1655; and Elizabeth 1658; soon aft. he rem. to N. L. was the richest man in the settlm. after Gov. Winthrop freem. 1660, rep. 1661-8 and in 1676, began to make with his childr. much opposit. to inf. bapt. and d. a. 1688. bathsheba m. 4 Mar. 1670, Richard Smith of N. L. and next Samuel Fox as his third w. and Elizabeth m. 9 Feb. 1682, the sec. Samuel Beeby. From this man, thro. his fifth s. Jonathan, is deriv. the ancient imperfect vol. contain. the Psalms and New Testam. with a ch. liturgy thot. to be of the days of Edward VI.
JAMES, Newport 1638, adm. freem. 1640, and is in the list of 1655, and was gen. serg. 1661-3. JAMES, Eastham, s. of Joseph, m. 11 Jan. 1671, Mary, d. prob. of the first Thomas Paine, had James b. 30 Oct. 1673; Mary, 9 Nov. 1675; and Abigail, 2 Mar. 1678; was a lieut. and d. 13 Apr. foll. JAMES, [[vol. 3, p. 561]] New London, s. of James of the same, a sea capt. m. 5 Nov. 1674, Mary, d. of Jeffrey Jordan, of wh. very pleasant tradit. is told by Caulkins, p. 202, tho. as nothing was ever heard of her f. or mo. or bro. or sis. it may fail of truth in some partic. had James, Mary, Elizabeth Sarah, Samuel, Jonathan, Richard, and William. In 1677, his w. was fin. for absence from pub. worship as estab. by the governm. and soon after he and his w. were vexed for worsh. estab. by his f. and friends. He d. 8 Nov. 1713.
JEREMIAH, Dorchester, m. Mehitable, d. prob. eldest of John Pierce, and had three ch. as in the will of their gr.f. Pierce in 1661, is ment. viz. Margaret, bapt. 1653; Mehitable, b. 6 Oct. 1658; and Ichabod, bapt. 27 May 1660, brot. to D. for the Ordin. from Lancaster, whither his f. had rem. beside prob. that Sarah, wh. by rec. of D. d. 21 Sept. 1657. JOHN, Duxbury 1634, prob. of Plymouth 1631, rep. 1657, by w. Frances, had John, Joseph, Timothy, Ann, Mary, and Abigail. In his will of 1 Feb. 1661, he calls hims. of Marshfield, names w. and the six ch. beside gr.ch. George and John Russell. Ann m. John Hudson; and one of the other ds. m. the sec. George Russell. He may have been br. of the first Thomas.
JOHN, Watertown 1636, freem. 17 May 1637; JOHN, Weymouth, m. 16 Apr. 1639, Ann, d. prob. of Hugh Churchman, had Lydia, b. 27 Mar. 1642, rem. 1644., to Scitutate, going thither, with Rev. Mr. Witherell. This led Deane, he says, to conject. that he was a descend. of him of Smithfield, whose martyrdom was above 99 yrs. bef. and perhaps a slighter conject. never was brought in aid of a trifling tradit. A tradit. prob. equal. worthless, to sustain that, is giv. by D. that the mo. of W. was also a descend. of the martyr. He had also John, Thomas, and Samuel, prob. the first, if not more, b. in Eng. and went back to W. there d. 11 Feb. 1662. The Weymouth man was a deac. and his will of 8 Feb. 1661, pro. 30 Apr. foll. satisfied me. that Deane had confus. two if not three Johns into one. (See Geneal, Reg. X. 265-6). It gives est. to w. Judith, s. John, ds. Mary Rane, i.e. prob. Rand, w. of John, Lydia, wh. m. 19 Sept. 1660, Joseph White; Hannah m. the same day, Samuel Pratt, and Sarah. The h. of Mary was John. So that we may be sure that Scituate man, with s. Thomas and Samuel, was ano. and that Deane misled Barry in his Hist. of Hanover; and Winsor in his Hist. of Duxbury.
JOHN, Watertown, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, m. 1640, Priscilla Dawes at Boston, wh. on her join. the ch. is call. maid serv. of our Elder Thomas Oliver, had John, b. 11 Sept. 1641; Mary, 26 Oct. 1643; Thomas; Daniel Nathaniel; and prob. sev. ds. was perhaps a baker, rem. to Billerica, there his d. Abigail m. Arthur Warren of Chelmsford; Priscilla, wh. m. 19 Jan. 1682, Simon Coolidge, as sec. w. was prob. ano. His s. John was k. by the Ind. 5 Aug. 1695, was also, on the same day, his br. [[vol. 3, p. 562]] Thomas, and his s. Thomas, aged 11 yrs. Both these s. as well as Daniel and Nathaniel, and d. Priscilla are nam. in his will, made three days aft. that date, of wh. T. and N. were excors. From this we learn also that he had sec. w. for he gives to his w.'s s. George Brown, and her d. Mary B. and he d. 25 Jan 1686. But ano.
JOHN, prob. older, was of Watertown as early perhaps as the preced. and may have been of Dedham 1636, m. so late as Nov. 1653 (but it may have not been first w.), Abigail Martin, had Abigail, b. 21 Jan. 1657; and he d. 22 Dec. 1674, aged 80. Dr. Bond suppos. he was f. of Billerica John. JOHN, Scituate, s. of John of the same, prob. b. in Eng. m. at Boston, 8 Oct. 1656, Rhoda, d. of Elder Thomas King of S. had John, and perhaps Abigail, or others, but not, I think, the Mary, or Elizabeth or Hannah ascrib. to him by Deane, as they were ds. of the Weymouth deac.; Mary was sis. of her wh. m. Joseph White of S. and of the other two, prob. unless the dates for m. of the three several. were by him intend. to mean dates of b. Confus. in Deane, is here evident, but what he should have said is uncert. Abigail m. 1678, Timothy White of S.
JOHN, Milford 1646, d. 1684. His will of 1 Dec. 1683, names ch. Eliezer, Jabez, Abigail, wh. was w. of Ephraim Stiles, John, and gr.ch. Ruth Beardsley. JOHN, Huntington, L. I. adm. 1664, freem. of Conn. and in 1669, had been two yrs. perhaps of Branford, d. bef. 1676, prob. without being m. or at least without ch. for his br. Noah inherit, his est. JOHN, Ipswich, eldest s. of Rev. Nathaniel, b. in Eng. early in 1631 (not 1620, as Geneal. Reg. X. 148), prob. at Coggeshall in Essex, where liv. the f. of his mo. but Farmer says at Assington in Suff. was both physician and preacher after leav. Coll. 1649, and some yrs. I believe, was of Boston, but of so common a name, a mistake is very easy; freem. 1674; m. Elizabeth only d. of Maj-Gen. Daniel Dennison, had Elizabeth b. one acc. says 3, ano. 26 Feb. 1662; Margaret, 18 Feb. 1664,; John, 7 July 1666, H. C. 1684; Daniel, 25 Sept. 1667, H. C. 1686; Nathaniel, 22 Feb. 1670, H. C. 1687; and Patience, 13 or 25 May, 1676; preach. occasional. as aid to Cobbett and Hubbard, was chos. Presid. to succeed Hoar, 1676, but decline. and his classmate Oakes was appoint. but aft. d. of O. he was again chos. 1683, when Mather and Torrey had declin. the offer, and d. 2 July 1684, less than one yr. from enter. on his office. His wid. d. 13 June 1723. Elizabeth m. 23 Nov. 1681, John Appleton; Margaret, m. 28 Dec. 1686, Dr. Thomas Berry, and next, 25 Nov. 1697, Hon. John Leverett, and d. 7 June 1720; and Patience, m. 15 Apr. 1696, Benjamin Marston of Salem, and d. 22 May 1731. Never, I think, is heard any suggest. that he was of the stock of the martyr of Smithfield, when it might have been difficult to avoid that topic of congratula. had any of his realtives or friends believ. it.
JOHN, Duxbury or Marshfield, perhaps s. of Thomas of the Mayflower, and left at home some yrs. Winsor says, had Elizabeth wh. m. 17 Nov. 1668, Nathaniel William of Taunton; [[vol. 3, p. 563]] Abigail, wh. m. a Richmond; and Hannah, m. 23 Nov. 1664, John Tisdale; beside, I presume, that Thomas, bapt. at Scituate, 6 May 1638. JOHN, Duxbury, m. Nov. 1666, Elizabeth d. of William Peabody, had Hannah, b. Nov. 1668; John, 22 Sept. 1670; Ruth, 18 Apr. 1675; Sarah, 4 May 1677; and Elizabeth He may be the same whose d. is rec. at Marshfield, 7 May 1717, in his 85th yr. if liberal discount be allow. for exagger. Far more prob. is it that the other John of D. was thus long lived. JOHN, Eastham, s. of Joseph, m. 19 Aug. 1669, Elizabeth Twining, perhaps d. of William, had Samuel, b. 1 Nov. 1671, d. soon; John, 1 Nov. 1672; Judah, 23 Nov. 1677; Joseph, 22 Feb. 1679; Elizabeth 23 Oct. 1682; Eleazer, 18 May 1685; Mehitable, 13 Mar. 1687; Hannah, 5 Aug. 1689; and Nathaniel, 3 Oct. 1693. His wid. Elizabeth d. 10 Mar. 1725.
JOHN, New London, s. of James the first, m. 17 Oct. 1670, Elizabeth d. of Matthew Griswold, had Elizabeth b. 8 Nov. 16571; and John, 20 Mar. 1674; began, bef. the end of this yr. to assert opinions and follow forms in relig. wh. disgust. his w. wh. desir. divorce next yr. and aft. 18 mos. gain. the reluct. assent of the Ct. wh. allow. her to retain both the ch. Yet as the ch. grew up, they took to their f. perhaps bec. the mo. had m. 5 Aug. 1679, Peter Pratt, and, in 1691, a third h. Matthew Beckwith. He was found. of a new sect. call. Rogerenes, but tho. he had the glory of kn. that his writings were condemn. and burn. as pestilent heresies, yet without caus. much light to be spread, the schism went off soon aft. his d. wh. was 17 Oct. 1721. A sec. w. Mary Ransford cause him more trouble than the first. JOHN, Boston, of whose est. admin. was giv. 25 Apr. 1672, to his wid. Elizabeth JOHN, Weymouth, perhaps s. of John of the same, m. 8 Feb. 1663, Mary Bates, had Mary, b. 3 Apr. 1664; Lydia, 1 Mar. 1666; Experience, 29 Nov. 1667; and Hannah, 23 July 1670; was freem. 1671 JOHN, Salem, m. 29 Oct. 1674, Elizabeth d. perhaps of Daniel Baxter, was, in 1681, a glazier. *JOHN, Bristol, was rep. 1689. JOHN, Ipswich, eldest s. of Presid. John, was ord. 12 Oct. 1692, as collea, with his uncle Hubbard, m. 4 Mar. 1691, Martha, d. of William Whittingham, had John, b. 19 Jan. 1692, H. C. 1711, min. of Kittery; Martha, 20 Nov. 1694; Mary; William, 19 June 1699; Nathaniel, 22 Sept. 1701, H. C. 1721, min. of Ipswich, collea. with his f.; Richard, 2 Dec. 1703; Elizabeth 1705 d. young; Daniel and Elizabeth tw. 28 July 1707, of wh. Daniel was H. C. 1725, min. of Exeter; and Samuel, 31 Aug. 1709, H. C. 1725. He d. 28 Dec. 1745, and his wid. d. 9 Mar. 1759. JONATHAN, Huntington, L. I. adm. freem. of Conn. 1664.
JONATHAN, perhaps of Westerly bef. 1680, m. Naomi, d. of Robert Burdick. JONATHAN, New London, youngest s. of James the first, d. 1697, leav. large fam. but only s. Jonathan. JOSEPH, Plymouth, s. of Thomas, brot. by his f. in the Mayflower, 1620, had two sh. in the div. of lds. 1624, prob. on acco. of his f. wh. d. in the first six mos. but in the div. of cattle [[vol. 3, p. 564]] had single sh. in the comp. with Gov. Bradford, liv. at Duxbury, there had Sarah, b. 6 Aug. 1633, d. soon; Joseph, 19 July 1635; Thomas, 29 Mar. bapt. 6 May 1638; Elizabeth 29 Sept. 1639; John, 3 Apr. 1642; Mary, 22 Sept. 1644; James, 18 Oct. 1648; these six liv. says Bradford, in 1650; and Hannah, 8 Aug. 1652; was some time at Sandwich, but as early as 1655 at Eastham, was lieut. and d. at E. 1678. Eliz m. 9 Jan. 1660, Jonathan Higgins. Joseph, Eastham, s. of the preced. m. 4 Apr. 1660, or Feb. 1661, as in Geneal. Reg. VI. 235, is said, tho. I think with mistake of the mo. by its numeral, 2, wh. in ano. and higher auth. Coll. Rec. foll. by Geneal, Reg. III. 379, stands 4 Apr. 1660, Susanna, d. of Stephen Deane, had Joseph, perhaps posthum. for the f. d. 27 Dec. or Jan. foll. by injury in a fall. His wid. m. 28 oct. 1663, Stephen Snow.
JOSEPH, Salem, d. a. 1668. JOSEPH, Boston, s. Perhaps of Simon, by w. Elizabeth had Susanna, b. 4 Dec. 1688. JOSEPH, New London, sec. s. of James the first, d. 1697, leav. large fam. JOSHUA, Boston, m. 12 Oct. 1653, Ann. Fisen, if that be not an impossib. name, had Joshua, b. 20 Feb. 1655, but the rec. notes his d. on 15 of that mo. NATHANIEL, Ipswich, sec. s. of Rev. John of Dedham, co. Essex, Eng. fondly report. in mod. times with very little, or rather no probabil. to be descend. of the first martyr in Queen Mary's day, was b. a. 1589 at Haverhill, where his f. was then min. bred at Cambridge Univ. where he was matric. of Emmanuel, 1614, had his deg. 1617 and 21, first preach. at Bocking in Essex, next at Assington in Sufflk. where were Gurdon and other purit. gentry, the Bp. of the diocese, after fill. by Wren, the puritan-disturber, having comforta. respect. him five yrs. He m. Margaret, d. of Robert Crane, a gent. with good est. of Coggeshall, Co. Essex, at whose ho. perhaps, the eldest ch. John was b. Jan. 1631, H. C. 1649; had also Nathaniel, b. at Assington, 30 Sept. 1632; Samuel, 16 Jan. 1635; Timothy, 9 Nov. 1638, at Ipswich; and Ezekiel, H. C. 1659; beside Margaret, wh. was, no doubt, b. in Eng. and here m. William Hubbard, the Hist. he came from London to Boston, arr. Nov. 1636, and on 20 Feb. 1638 was ord. as collea. with Norton, to succeed Nathaniel Ward, wh. strange, gave up his profession; was freem. 23 May 1639, tho. the magistr. at I. had authority to adm. him 6 Sept. preced. and d. 3 July 1655, a century after the faggot's blaze in Smithfield, and about a hundred yrs. bef. the earliest surmise of the derivat. from the hero of it, of the num. and honorable families here of the same name. His will, numcup. was pro. 26 Sept. in the hand-writ. of Ezekiel Cheever, first master of the gram. sch. at I. He had carefully kept a Diary, but was wise eno. to see it burned bef. his d. This he, or his kinsman, Ezekiel, were descent. of the celebr. Smithfield martyr, might seem to be justif. by the note of Hutch. I 190, wh. cites Hubbard, tho. the earliest [[vol. 3, p. 565]] hist. says nothing like it. Into such carelessness Hutch. does not oft. fall. Hubbard, wh. m. the only d. of this Nathaniel, clearly eno. calls him s. of Rev. John of Dedham, wh. he honarab. marks as the famous preach. as if "it might be honor eno. to say" of Nathaniel, "that he was the s. of Mr. John," "yet heir of a double portion of his spirit, and worthy to have transmit. more honor to his posterity than he received from those bef. him by reason of his emin. learning, singular piety, holy zeal, with other ministerial abilities." See Hubbard, 554. Surely the hist. could not intend a slur upon the learning, piety, holy zeal, or minist. abilities of him wh. glorified his master in the martyr's fire; and the irresistib. inference is, that he, tho. so intimately related to Nathaniel, had never heard of his descent from the protomartyr of Queen Mary. Tho. he is wholly silent as to John's progenit. hardly can it seem possible that our Ispwich Hist. should not have stated the propagat. of the martyr's seed on our side of the water, when hims. m. (as idly report.) a gr.d. and his sis. (both nam. Margaret), m. Ezekiel, a gr.s. It would have been equally sure to be ment. by him, if these two ms. had been of the fourth or fifth generat. no less than of the third as assert. Neither Johnson, who expends verse upon both of the min. of Ipswich and Rowley, then liv. nor the more judicious and equally affectionate contempor. annalist, Gov. Winth, nor garrulous Mather in his Magn. all-gathering, especial. of doubtful reports, nor Ch. J. Sewall, jealous for the honor of puritans, nor Prince, the pattern of accuracy in minute detail, hint at any such glorious ancest. more than Hubbard. I presume the tradit. has no older origin. that Hutchinson's day; and perhaps he got it, as may have also Dr. Eliot, from their common friend, Rev. Daniel of Littleton, whose f. Daniel was perhaps so nam. out of rever. to Maj.-Gen. Daniel Dennison, f. of this mo. whose only d. she was, rather than of Daniel, s. of the martyr of Smithfield, whose memory puritans would gladly forget, as he was a courtier, and did not keep the godly simplicity of the sufferer. My admirable friend, the late Dr. Eliot, who in his Biog. Dict. gave currency to the tradit. as if it were authentic, had assist. he tells us, the Rev. Daniel, some mos. in his pulpit; and the gr.st. at L. over the clerg. that d. Nov. 1782, shows now the sleeper there accept. the honor, But the four generat. of silence on our side of the ocean, add. to the prior eighty yrs. stillness of the mother country, forbid me to entertain any respect for the report first heard in the fifth age of our own history. All the evidence is indeed of a negative charact. but so many facts are ascertain. quite inconsist. with the assumpt. founded on the mod. tradit. that it seems a far safer conclus, maybe dr. than if half a dozen pieces of positive testim . were laid for its substratum. From the silence of Giles Firmin, wh. had liv. at our Ipswich under the preaching of Nathaniel Rogers, and [[vol. 3, p. 566]] wh. tells how his gr.mo. bec. w. of famous Richard Rogers, author of the seven treaties, and father of our Ezekiel, tho. he is very copious in acco. of both Richard and Dedham John, yet being wholly silent a. the witness of Smithfield fire, my friend, Charles Deane, the scrupulous antiquary at Cambridge, is strongly inclined to disbelieve, that either of these prominent Essex divines could be gr.s. much less own s. of the martyr. His valua. argument on the assum. point of genealogy may be seen in the Cambridge Chronicle of 3 Jan. 1850. Resort is had by the diligent writer in Geneal, Reg. V. 101, to the "identical bible wh. belong. to the protomartyr, print. in 1649," "own. by a descend. at Lunenburg" That volume had been oft. and once or twice with severest, not unaid. scutiny, examin. by me. It may be premised, that no English bible, print. in 1549, by Carwood and Jugge, printers of our Lunenburg exemplar, after diligent search for one hundred yrs. had been discovered; and all competent judges are now agreed, that the opinion formerly thrown out, as to such an edit. is without support But the Lunenburg copy is very clearly ascertain. to be of the yr. 1651, the earliest Eng. bible, indeed, of Elizabeth's reign, yet six yrs. after Rogers was burned at Smithfield. Infallible proof of this was furnish. by Mr. Stevens of London, and another mod. disting. biblic. bibliograph.
George Offer of London, on a part of the volume sent from this country; and by collation, in many hours by myself, with a sheet of the bible of 1651, sent hither from London, by Mr. O. to his friend George Livermore, Esq. of Cambridge, the perfect. identity is exhibit. in the printer's monogram, the pictures, and the minutest parts of single words, and letters, in the text, correct as well as erroneous. So that this relic, however valua. in itself, affords no prop to the claim of descent from him, any more than it does to the wild tradit. that the noble martyr held this same precious copy in his hand, when suffering at the stake. In proof of the fable, Geneal, Reg. III. 373, truly says the vol. "is much burnt,?" and it might have add. that it better would have pleased the partakers of the triumph to have burned the book instead of the man. But of the burnt part, wh. very slightly affect. the print. Queen Elizabeth in her service book of 1661, suffers most, as I testify. Many of us know of volumes, burnt in part, that never were in the hands of martyrs in Smithfield. From every long protract, inquiry, in order to sustain or reverse my first express of better. belief in the descent of our N. E. posterity of Nataniel Rogers, the closest approach to any exact relation with the martyr amounts only to this: the f. of Rev. William Jenkin of London, wh. was min. of Sudbury, when William was b. 1612, and of course the predecess. of our John Wilson was gr.s. of a d. of the sufferer of 1555, and he had stud. under the old puritan, Richard Rogers of Wethersfield. See Palmer's Non-Conform. Mem. [[vol. 3, p. 567]]
Vol. I. Slight indeed, and very remote will his relationship appear; but no nearer connex, can be found, I think, betwe. any of our innumeraable Rogerses and the glorious suffer. John, the editor of Tyndall's bible. Encouragem. to adhere to the illusion, against the strong array of Mr. Deane's logic, was felt by some of the supporters of tradit. for the holy martyr's descent, on hearing that Mr. Hunter of London was slow in deciding adverse to the claim. No judgment, on such a point, could outweigh his. He says in a letter to me. Oct. 1866, "The subject has been so long absent from my mind, that I really do not now understand, how the question rests at present, or even what I may have written about it" -- "I know nothing but what I learned from America; and, on the other hand, I never saw in English docum. any evid. of the descent wh. they claim, wh. may, for any thing I kn. be correct, tho. I shd. like to see the evid. on wh. it rests. Something beyond tradit. is now demand. in all claims to ancestr. honors."
Only will I add that this tradit. is very modern. In the mass of MS. gather. by Candler to illustr. the Puritan Hist. of Eng. tho. he is so copious upon the E. counties' confessors, no reference to the desc. of John of D. was perceiv. by Hunter, and this since the tradit. was first ment. within twenty yrs. The name was most widely diffus. in Eng. Perhaps there were near a hundred min. in the days of Elizabeth nam. Rogers, of wh. one or more may well have been s. of the proto-martyr of the preced. reign. In the Register of the single diocese of Salisbury by Sir Thomas Phillips, from 1297, to 1810, wh. he gave me, are rec. the institutions of Nicholas R. 1565; of Ambrose R. 1569; and of John R. 1582. So natural is it to infer that the blood of the sufferer should in the sec. and third generat. be blessed, that the writer of a Memoir of the fam. of Rev. Nathaniel, claiming to be a descend. in Geneal. Reg. V. 105, most copiously carried out, makes his f. John of Dedham, to be gr.s. of the martyr, and a student so diligent as Dr. Allen, in the Sec. Ed. of his Biog. Dict. made even Nathaniel the gr.s. whereas from the monum. inscript. on John, the Dedham min. we learn that he was not b. bef. 1571 or 2, 16 or 17 yrs. after the solemn scene of his supposed f's martyrd. in the midst of London. In his third Ed. however, the f. of Nathaniel is made gr.s. of Smithfield John. No tradit. that the f. of Nathaniel was descend. of the hero of 1555, had ever reached his successor at the altar, or the hearers in Dedham, bef. it was told by me in 1842. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 309. Good acco. it not to be any where found of the ten ch. male and fem. of the noble sufferer at Smithfield, exc. Daniel, ment. by Fox, the martyrolog. He got promotion at Court, under patronage of some civilian of Elizabeth and may hardly have encourag. the puritan tendency of any relative. See Hunter's Suffolk Emigr. 3 Mass. Histo. Coll. X. 165. There was a [[vol. 3, p. 568]]
John R. in the ch. one generat. later than Nathaniel's f. blessed John of Dedham, so strong a purit. as to give offence to Cromwell, wh. imprison, him at Lambeth, and aft. at Windsor; but the religion of the great soldier partook little of the fierce sincerity of Queen Mary, and he was too sagacious, if not humane, to put the confessor to death. See Brooks Lives III. 326. One John R. of our own days was min. at Rendham, in Co. Suffk. not long since and may still be.
NATHANIEL, Ipswich, s. of the preced. serv. in the cavalry in Philip's war 1676, and d. 14 June 1680, prob. unm. for the careful author of the Fam. Mem. tells, that his nuncup. will gave his prop. to neph. John, s. of his br. John. NATHANIEL, Portsmouth, youngest s. of Presid. John, ord. 3 May 1699, d. 3 Oct 1723. He had by w. Sarah, eight ch. of wh. some attain. distinct. as in Geneal. Reg. V. 325. NOAH, Branford, youngest s. of John of the same, whose prop. he inherit. m. 8 Apr. 1673, Elizabeth d. of the first Michael Taintor, had Mary, b. 14 Apr. 1675; John, 8 Nov. 1677; Josiah, 31 Jan. 1680; Hezekiah; Noah; Elizabeth; and Ann; but the last four names are obt. from his will of 22 Dec. 1724, wh. ment. all the seven. OBADIAH, Southampton, L. I. 1673, where Thompson thinks he was in 1640, wh. would compel us to suppose, that he rem. from Lynn, to that place. In 1683, at the neighb. town of Southold are found Obadiah, and Obadiah, jr. among the tax payers. PETER, Windsor, d. 13 June 1651, as Stiles, 767, tells, but adds no more, subtract. final s. Of him, or John, or Joseph, both of Salem, it would be good to learn the f. RICHARD, Dover 1642. ROBERT, Newbury, by w. Susanna had Robert, b. 28 Apr. 1650; Thomas, 9 July 1652; John, 13 Mar. 1654; Susanna, 6 Feb. 1657; Joshua, 1 Aug. 1658; and d. 23 Dec. 1659; and his wid. m. William Thomas, SAMUEL, Ipswich, s. of Rev. Nathaniel, b. in Eng. prob. at Assington, brot. in inf. was town clk. 1653, m. 12 Dec. 1657, Judith, d. of the first Samuel Appleton, wh. d. July 1659; and he next m. 13 Nov. 1661, Sarah, d. of Jonathan Wade, had Sarah, wh. d. soon; John d. soon; John, again, b. 29 Apr. 1667; Susanna, 17 Mar. 1669; Jonathan, 29 Mar. 1671; Mary, 10 Sept. 1672; Margaret, 29 Oct. 1675; Elizabeth 1 Oct. 1678; Abigail, 5 July, 1681; and Sarah, 30 Sept. 1682; and he d. 21 Dec. 1693. His wid. m. Henry Woodhouse of Concord. In the geneal. of Nathaniel R's. s. Samuel, Geneal. Reg. V. 316, there seem. sev. points of doubtful exactness, tho. the gr. article is a very valua. one. One of the ds. should be call. Martha, for she admin. 1696, the est. of her br. John. Samuel had charg. his prop. with annuity of L10 to his wid. SAMUEL, New London, eldest s. of James the first, had good est. by devise of his gr.-f. Samuel Rowland, m. 17 Nov. 1662, Caulkins says, p. 297, but on p. 202 says 1664, Mary, d. of Thomas Stanton the first, had perhaps a fam. tho. I find no ment. of it in the hist. but he had d. Mary, wh. m. 2 Oct. 1684, Capt. Samuel Gilbert, and d. 30 Sept. 1756, aged 90; and he d. 1 Dec. 1713. Simon, Boston, came in the [[vol. 3, p. 569]
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