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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ROBERT, Boston, call. an adm. to the ch. 9 Mar. 1634, "serv. to our by William Aspenwall," was a butcher, possib. came from Woolpit, near Bury St. Edmunds, Co. Suffk. freem. 4 Mar. foll. rem. early to Cambridge, m. Judith, wid. f Richard Bugby of Roxbury, had Benjamin, b. June 1636; Sarah, Apr. 1640; John, bapt. at Roxbury, in right of his w. 27 Mar. 1642, and I judge him to be the H. C. gr. 1661; Nathanael, 28 July 1643, d. young; and Rachel, wh. d. bef. her f. His w. d. 8 May 1682, aged 80; and in his will, of 21 Mar. 1684, pro. 7 Apr. 1685, he calls hims. a 82 yrs. The s. Benjamin, and John, [[vol. 3, p. 356]] he says, had full sh. and are d. so that he names sole heir, his d. Sarah, w. of Thomas Foster, m. 15 Oct. 1652, and to her ch. after her. with provision for doub. portion to the s. Thomas. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 168.
ROBERT, Barnstable, m. 28 Jan. 1657, Sarah James, had Mary, b. 1 Apr. 1658; Samuel, 30 June 1660; Alice, 20 Jan. 1662; and Jane, Mar. 1664; he m. a sec. w. Aug. 1667, Patience, d. of Henry Cobb, had Thomas, 24 Aug. 1669; Daniel 18 Apr. 1670; Joseph, Feb. 1672; Benjamin, 15 Mar. 1674; Hannah, Apr. 1676; Sarah, 1678; Elisha, Apr. 1680; and Alice, again, 15 Sept. 1681; both bapt. 1684; but an erron. date of his d. is given, Sept. 1680. SAMUEL, Hingham 1638, may have been of Haverhill 1677; but owned ld. in 1682 at Weymouth. SAMUEL, Dedham, m. 9 Apr. 1657, Sarah, d. of William Holman of Cambridge, had Sarah, b. 23 Jan. 1658, d. next yr.; Samuel, 5 May 1659; Ann, 10 Jan. 1661; Sarah, again, 21 May 1662; Nathaniel, 1 Mar. 1664, d. at 3 mos.; Susanna, 19 Jan. 1667; Margaret, 3 Sept. 1668; Nathaniel, again, 26 Mar. 1670; and Mary, 1675; and his w. d. 19 Nov. foll. and he d. 31 Dec. 1678. Admin. was giv. on his est. 9 Nov. 1680, to Capt. Thomas Prentice and Mr. Timothy Dwight. STEPHEN, Andover, s. of the first Joseph of the same, m. 1 Dec. 1680, Mary, prob. d. of John Marston, wh. d. 12 Apr. 1698, as did her s. Stephen, 15 Dec. preced. and he m. 10 Jan. 1695, Susanna Devereux.
THOMAS, Newbury, only s. of Rev. Robert, wh. was one of the earliest Eng. puritans, b. June 1595, bred part. at Magdalen Coll. Oxford, part. under Archbp. Usher at Dublin, also part, under William Ames in Holland, where he took his A. M. 1617 at Franequer. His f. enjoy. gr. favour in the days of Elizabeth as in 1591 the Bp. of Winchester present. him to the ch. of Putney, in Co. Wilts, while we find that the Earl of Pembroke had bef. giv. him the liv. of the Hospital of St. Nicholas at Salisbury, and aft. on surrender of these places, present, him, 1593, to the ch. of St. Mary of Wilts, with the chapel of Bulbridge anxd. and in 1594 the Queen gave him that liv. of Stanton Barnard, where he, ten yrs. later, appoint. his own vicar. But from the Reg. of Sir Thomas Phillipps I learn, that seven yrs. aft. he was depriv. no doubt from showing kindness to those who. like his s. thot. more of k. Jesus than k. James. This s. serv. short time at the altar in Newbury, Eng. and came in the Mary and John, Mary 1634, with his neph. Rev. James Noyes, was made freem. 3 Sept. of that yr. preach. at Ipswich, and the yr. foll. was fix. at N. to devote a bach. life for instruct. an affectio. but dissatisf. people, to his d. 24 Apr. 1677. The Magn. III. c. 25 is rather brief in his biog.
THOMAS, Lynn came in the Susan and Ellen 1635, aged 30, young Richard Saltonstall, with his w. and ch. being fellow passeng. freem. 17 May 1637, rem. to reading, had Hananiah, b. a. 1638; [[vol. 3, p. 357]] Thomas, Joseph, 1642, d. soon; Joseph, again, 24 Dec. 1645, d. at 4 mos.; Mary, 11 Mar. or (as ano. acco. has it) 12 Dec. 1647; Martha, 14 Mar. 1649; Nathaniel, 16 May 1651; Sarah, 30 Sept. 1653, prob. d. young; Jonathan, 18 May 1656; and Sarah, again, 23 May 1658; beside John was there one of the founders of the ch. and many yrs. deac. till his d. 12 Aug. 1683. His will of 3 Apr. pro. 18 Dec. of that yr. provides for w. Amy, s. John, Thomas, Nathaniel, ds. Mary and Martha, beside gr.ch. Samuel, and Sarah, and makes Hananiah sole excor. His wid. d. 15 Jan. 1690.
THOMAS, Kennebeck, s. prob. eldest, of John, the first propr. of Parker's isl. now Georgetown, may have visit. Pemaquid, there to take o. of fidel. 1674; ahd John, Jacob, and five ds. and d. at the isl. John his s. rem. to Boston, and there was a shipwright. THOMAS, reading, s. of Thomas of the same, by w. Deborah had Sarah, b. 9 Aug. 1668; Samuel, 26 Mar. 1670; Sarah, again, 28 Feb. 1672; Deborah, 15 Aug. 1674; Jonathan, 4 Nov. 1678, d. young; Elizabeth 25 June 1681; Abigail, 11 Aug. 1683; and Ruth, 22 Apr. 1686; and he d. 9 June 1699. THOMAS, Newton, sec. s. of John of the same, had w. Margaret, but d. at 22 yrs. and his wid. m. an Atkinson. *WILLIAM, Hartford, an orig. prop. 1636, rem. to Saybrook, after hav. sev. ch. Sarah, b. Oct. 1637; Joseph, d. in few weeks; John, 1 Feb. 1642; Ruth, 15 June 1643; William, 1645; Joseph, again, a. mid. Feb. 1647; Margaret; Jonathan, Feb. 1653; David, Feb. 1656; and Deborah, Mar. 1658; but wh. were b. at H. and wh. at S. can hardly be told; was rep. 1672; his w. Margery d. 6 Dec. 1680; and he d. 21 Dec. 1686.
WILLIAM, Taunton 1643, perhaps elder br. of John of the same, a purch. in 1637, in his will of 15 Mar. 1660, being 60 yrs. old, names w. Alice, but no ch. and gave small legacy to his neph. James Phillips. His wid. m. 1662, the first Stephen Paine of Rehoboth. WILLIAM, Newport 1639, possib. the same as preced. but the name is so common, it is very easy to fall into error a. the resid. WILLIAM, Watertown, by w. Eliz had Ephraim, of wh. the rec. says, he was bur. 12 Aug. 1640 at six mos. old; and Ruhamah, 19 Sept. 1641; was freem. 2 June 1641. He was one of the orig. proprs. of Sudbury. WILLIAM, Scituate, m. Apr. 1639, Mary, d. of Thomas Rawlyns, had Mary, b. 1 Jan. 1640; William, Dec. 1643; and Patience, Feb. 1649; and his w. d. Aug. 1652; he m. 13 Nov. 1651, Mary, d. of Humphrey Turner, had Lydia, 9 May 1653; Miles, 25 June 1655; Joseph, 4 Oct. 1658; and Nathanael, 8 Mar. 1661, who perish. in Phips's expedit. against Quebec, 1690; and d. 1684. Mary m. Theophilus Wetherell; Patience m. a Randall; one d. m. Thomas Topman; and in his will are also named ds. Lydia and Judith; and this Lydia prob. was sec. w. of Theophilus Wetherell, and d. 7 Sept. 1719, aged 67.
WILLIAM, Scituate, s. of the preced. m. 1693, Mary Clark, perhaps for sec. w. had [[vol. 3, p. 358]] Alexander, Joshua, and Elisha, who, Deane says all rem. WILLIAM, Saybrook, s. of William of the same, by w. Hannah, wh. d. 27 Jan. 1673. had William, b. 15 of same mo. of WILLIAM of Portsmouth Farmer indulg. good Mr. Adams, the annalist of P. with tell. that he m. 26 Feb. 1703, Zurviah Stanley, d. of the Earl of Derby, an absurdity that I would not to expose by assert. of no such name of a d. being found in that ho. without suggest. also, that the maiden's f. might by the rude boys of the village hav. in the way of joke, been thus titled, and the simplicity of the modest histor. made to prolong the frolic; while the genealogist felt that nothing print. in a book could be false. Such a canon of criticism has, indeed, never been promulg. as binding, but too often passes as sacred tradit. with some, long after rejection by the majority. Forty-one of this time had in 1834, been gr. at Harv. alone, and thrityeight at all other N. E. coll.
PARKHURST, GEORGE, Watertown, freem. 10 May 1643, brought from Eng. s. George, d. Phebe, and perhaps other ch. Barry says his w. was Susanna, and I kn. that in 1643 he m. sec. w. Susanna, wid. of John Simpson, sold his est. at W. 1645, and rem. to Boston, there was liv. in 1655. Phebe m. Thomas Arnold. GEORGE, Watertown, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. a. 1618, m. 16 Dec. 1643, Sarah, perhaps d. of John Brown, had John, b. 10 June 1644; Daniel bapt. in Boston 10 June 1649; Sarah, b. 14 Sept. 1649; and he m. sec. w. 24 Sept. 1650, Mary, perhaps d. of William Pheese or Veazie wh. d. 9 Mar. 1681; and he d. 16 Mar. 1699. GEORGE, Boston, s. prob. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 16 May 1678; and Sarah, 1 Apr. 1680. JOHN, Watertown, s. of the sec. George, by w. Abigail, d. of sec. Edward Garfield, had John, b. 26 Feb. 1762; Abigail, 10 Sept. 1674; Sarah, 26 Nov. 1676; Rachel, 30 Dec. 1678; Elizabeth 18 Sept. 1681; Mary, 23 Dec. 1683; George, 3, by Bond, but Barry gives 17 Jan. 1686; Samuel. 11 Apr. 1688; and Hannah, 17 Apr. 1690. He was freem. 1690, and d. 12 Sept. 1725; and his wid. d 18 Oct. 1726. JOSEPH, Chelmsford, perhaps s. of George the first, by w. Rebecca had Mary, b. 10 Aug. 1657; Rebecca, 14 Aug. 1659; and Joseph, 12 Jan. 1661; was freem. 1690. Prob. his s. Joseph was one of the first sett. of Plainfield a. 1700. In the early rec. the name is Parkis, or Perkis.
PARKMAN, DELIVERANCE, Salem, s. of Elias, a merch. m. 9 Dec. 1673, Sarah, d. of William Verin, had Deliverance, b. 10 Jan. 1676, d. at 5 yrs.; Sarah, 29 July 1678; and Verin, 15 Feb. 1681. His w. d. 14 Jan. 1682, and he m. Mehitable, d. of John Waite of Malden, the speaker of the ho. had only Mehitable; and m. third w. Margaret Gardner, had Deliverance, again, 1686; Samuel, 24 June 1687; and Margaret, [[vol. 3, p. 359]] 7 Oct. 1688; wh. all d. young; and his w. d. 25 Mar. 1689 aged 24. His fourth w. was Susanna, wid. of John Gedney, jr. but she had by this union no ch. and he d. 15 Nov. 1715. ELIAS, Dorchester 1633, freem. 6 May 1635, rem. to Windsor early, there had Elias; Rebecca; Samuel, b. 12 Aug. 1644; and George, who d. 1645; he prob. had an establishm. for trade at New Haven 1640, but finally rem. to Boston, there had Mary, bapt. 24 Sept. 1648; Deliverance, b. 3, bapt. 10 Aug. 1651; and Nathaniel, b. 24 June, bapt. 8 July 1655. His w. was Bridget. He was a mariner, traded from Boston to Conn. riv. and perhaps on longer voyages, in one of wh. he was prob. lost, for his w. present, inv. 2 July 1662, made two days bef. recit. that he was "suppos. to be d.;" and as it amount. to only £37, 15, we may well think that most of his prop. was lost at the same time. Rebecca m. 18 Sept. 1661, John Jarvis; and perhaps his wid. m. 6 Sept. 1672, Sylvester Eveleth of Gloucester.
ELIAS, Boston 1665, mariner, s. of the preced. by w. Sarah, d. of capt. William Trask, m. 13 Oct. 1656, had Elias, b. 13 Nov. 1665; John, 20 Jan. 1669; and Elizabeth 29 Dec. 1670; beside William, b. at Salem, 29 Mar. 1658; Elias, 31 Aug. 1660, wh. prob. d. soon; and Sarah, 19 Oct. 1662; all, exc. John, who prob. d. young, name. in his will of 8 Aug. 1691, made in London, brot. for pro. by his w. 6 Mar. 1693. Rev. Ebenezer, H. C. 1721, min. of Westborough, ord. 28 Oct. 1724, who d. 9 Dec. 1782, tenth ch. of that William, b. 5 Sept. 1703, was f. of Samuel, a promin, merch. of Boston in the last age; and of his descend. beside many by fem. lines, in the regular male line fourteen had been in 1846, gr. at Harv. Of these my friend, Rev. Francis, H. C. 1807, will be long remem. for his urbanity, learning, and benevolence.
NATHANIEL, Boston, s. of Elias the first, by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 30 Mar. 1686, Nathaniel, 29 Oct. 1688; Rebecca, 6 June 1696; and Nathaniel, again. WILLIAM, Nantucket, m. Elizabeth d. of Alexander Adams of Boston, had Mary, b. 25 Feb. 1680; and no more I can hear.
PARMELLEE, JOHN, Guilford 1639, was of New Haven 1659, when he made his will 8 Nov. and d. short time aft. To his only s. large part of his prop. was giv. resid. to gr.ch. Nathaniel, and Hannah, w. of John Johnson, after provid. for his own w. Elizabeth who. m. John Evarts. JOHN, Guilford 1650, s. of the preced. the only one who outliv. him may be the only one he every had, was propr. 1685, with s. John, but prob. he had others. By his will of 23 Dec. 1684, and the distrib. of assets in 1688, we gain the names of Joshua, Caleb, Isaac, Hannah, Stephen, Job, Priscilla, and Joel. Sometimes this name is Parmelin, but the mod. spell. prevails. See Palmerly.
PARMENTER, often in old rec. PARMITER, BENJAMIN, Salem 1637, when Felt says, he had gr. of ld. but perhaps he did not live there, exc. on Marblehead side. yet called of S. when freem. 1678, many yrs. bef. had w. Mary, and d. Mary, and was of Gloucester 1684, said to have been b. a. 1610. BENJAMIN, Sudbury, s. of John the sec. of the same, m. 1680, Thomas Rice, had Lydia, b. 29 Sept. 1681; Benjamin, 21 Jan. 1683; David, 1685, d. soon; David, again, 12 Apr. 1686; Mercy, 8 Dec. [[vol. 3, p. 360]] 1687; Thankful; and sev. without name who d. soon, beside Jonathan, 15 Jan. 1703; and d. 1737. GEORGE, Sudbury, br. of the preced. m. 1679, Hannah Johnson, perhaps d. of Solomon, had George, b. 5 May 1679; Joseph, 19 May 1681; Solomon, 17 June 1683; John, 17 Apr. 1685; Daniel, 3 Aug. 1688; Amos, 12 May 1694; Hannah, 17 July 1696; and Abigail, 17 Feb. 1703; and d. 1727.
JAMES, Hull 1669, may be he who d. at Sudbury, 21 Nov. 1678, unless this were a ch. JOHN, Watertown 1638, one of the first sett. of Sudbury 1639, freem. 13 May 1640, selectman and deac. had brought from Eng. s. John, and perhaps other ch. with w. Bridget, who d. 6 Apr. 1660, and he rem. to Roxbury, there m. 9 Aug. 1660, Ann, or Annis, wid. of John Dane, who had bef. been wid. of William Chandler; and he d. 1 May 1671, aged 83. In his will, he names this w. and s.-in-law John Woods, h. of his d. Mary, and gr. s. John, his s. of that name being some yrs. d. and this gr. s. made one of the excors. The will of his wid. 1 Nov. 1672, pro. eleven yrs. after, names her first h.'s childr. John, Thomas, and William Chandler, Hannah, w. of George Abbot, and Sarah, w. of William Cleaves.
JOHN, Sudbury, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. freem. 10 May 1643, had by w. Amy, who d. 1681, John, b. a. 1639; Joseph, 12 Mar. 1642; Mary, 10 June 1644; George; Benjamin; and Lydia, 16 Oct. 1655, who d. bef. her f. and he d. as Barry says, tho. I think, with slight error, 12 Apr. 1666; Mary, m. 1670, Richard Burk; and Lydia m. 5 June 1681, Thomas Pratt. JOHN, Boston, housewright, by w. Judith, had Judith, b. 14 Feb. 1667, d. soon; Elizabeth 8 Feb. 1668; John, 31 Oct. 1670, d. soon; Judith, again, 17 July 1672; John, again, 17 Nov. 1674; and Lydia, Jan. 1677; and by sec. w. Hannah, d. prob. of Richard Williams of Taunton, had Elizabeth again, 3 Sept. 1688. JOHN, Sudbury, s. of the sec. John of the same, by w. Elizabeth ahd Sarah, b. 29 Aug. 1668; Mary, 15 Oct. 1670; Elizabeth 9 Dec. 1672; John, 9 Apr. 1678; Joseph, 24 Aug. 1685; and d. prob. 1719, at least Barry says his will was pro. 10 Nov. of that yr. Confus. of this last John, with ano. seems to have attend. the dilig. collector in Genal. Reg. VI. 390.
JOSEPH, Braintree, s. of Robert, M. Sarah, d. of Edmund Sheffield, freem. 1678, was town clk. 1699-1709, d. 20 Feb. 1737. ROBERT, Braintree, freem. 1650, by w. Leah, had John, b. 23 Oct. 1653, d. next mo.; Joseph, 20 Dec. 1655; Elizabeth 22 Oct. 1657; and Hannah, 17 Jan. 1659; was deac. and d. 27 June 1696, in his 74th yr. The name is sometimes pronounced Parmiter.
PARNELL, FRANCIS, Salem, m. 13 Jan. perhaps 1667, Mary Stacy, had Francis, b. 28 Oct. foll. wh. d. in four wks.; Mary, 6 Mar. 1669; Moses, 21 June 1670; and Joseph, 22 Nov. 1673. JOHN, Dover 1666-8, perhaps had w. Mary d. of Henry Stacy. THOMAS, Pemaquid, sw. fidel. to Mass. 1674. A capt. Francis P. d. at Boston, Oct. 1724.
PARR, Abel, Boston, freem. 2 June 1641. I think it possib. that Porter [[vol. 3, p. 361]] was meant, instead of Parr. JAMES, one of the soldiers sent to seize Gorton, and his comp. was of unkn. resid. Samuel, Salem 1665.
PARROTT, PAROTE, or PARRETT, *FRANCIS, Rowley, freem. 13 May 1640, was town clk. 14 yrs. rep. 1640 and 2, being the earliest from that town, went home, and d. a. 1656. His will ment. w. Elizabeth and six ch. One was prob. that Faith, who m. Ezekiel Jewett. JOHN, Rowley 1643, perhaps was s. of the preced.
PARRY, EDWARD, came from London, in the Truelove, 1634, aged 24, but where he sett. is unkn.
PARSONS, BENJAMIN, Springfield, said to have come, perhaps was brot. in his childhood, from Torrington, a. 30 miles from Exeter, in the N. W. part of Devonsh. m. 1653 Sarah, d. of Richard Vore, of Windsor, had Sarah, b. 18 Aug. 1656; Benjamin, 15 Sept. 1658; Mary, 10 Dec. 1660, d. young; Abigail, 6 Jan. 1663; Samuel, 10 Oct. 1666; Ebenezer, 17 Nov. 1668; Mary, again, 17 Dec. 1670; Hezekiah, 24 Nov. 1673; and Joseph, Dec. 1675. His w. d. 1 Jan. 1676 or 7, and he m. next the wid. of John Leonard, who took after his d. third h. Hon. Peter Tilton; was deac. and d. 24 Aug. 1689. Sarah m. James Dorchester; Abigail m. 23 Dec. 1680, John Mun, and next 7 Oct. 1686 John Richards; and Mary m. 21 Oct. 1691, Thomas Richards. BENJAMIN, Springfield, s. of the preced. m. 17 Jan. 1684, Sarah, d. of John Keep, rem. to Enfield, had John, b. 19 Nov. 1684; Benjamin, 1 Mar. 1688; Christopher, 28 Jan. 1691; and Sarah, perhaps; and he d. 28 Dec. 1728. His wid. d. 8 July foll.
EBENEZER, Springfield, s. of the first Benjamin, liv. on W. side of the riv. m. Margaret, d. of Samuel Marshfield. had Ebenezer, b. 12 Jan. 1692; Margaret, 19 Sept. 1693; Jonathan, 15 July 1695, drown. at 8 yrs.; Benjamin, 15 Dec. 1696; Caleb, 27 Dec. 1699; Sarah, 4 Feb. 1703; Jonathan, 30 Nov. 1705, Y. C. 1729, a min. of distinct. ord. 17 Mar. 1730 at Lyme, and thence to Newbury; Abigail, 21 Oct. 1708; and Catharine, 16 Oct. 1715. He was deac. 52 yrs. and d. 23 Sept. 1752; and his wid. d. 12 June 1758, aged 87. EBENEZER, Windsor, s. of Thomas, had Abigail, b. 1 Aug. 1675; Ebenezer, 16 Apr. 1677; and John, 29 July 1678. EBENEZER, Gloucester, youngest s. of the first Jeffery, m. Lydia, d. prob. youngest of the sec. William Haskell, wh. d. 1734, had Ebenezer, Jacob, Isaac, and perhaps sev. other ch. but certain, the youngest s. Moses, b. 20 June 1716, H. C. 1736, the min. of Byfield, who. was f. of a disting. fam. He had sec. and third ws. was in high esteem, and d. 19 Dec. 1763.
ELIHU, York, s. of John, by w. ruth, d. of Joseph Wilson, had Ruth, b. 5 Nov. 1711; Hannah, 21 May 1713; John, 26 June 1715; Elizabeth 11 Sept. 1717; Joseph, 20 Feb. 1720; Elihu, 3 June 1722; Josiah, 13 June 1724, d. young; Mary, 21 Dec. 1726; and Susanna, 15 Jan. 1730. GEORGE, Boston, by w. Elizabeth d. I feel sure, of Rev. John Wheelwright, had Joseph, [[vol. 3, p. 362]] b. 18 Aug. 1667; and Wheelwright, 10 Apr. 1674. HEZEKIAH, Springfield, s. of Benjamin the first, m. 20 Feb. 1702, Hannah, d. of Eliakim Cooley, rem. to East Windsor, and d. 11 July 1748. HUGH, Springfield, m. 1645, Mary Lewis from Wales, had Hannah, b. 1 Aug. 1646; Samuel 8 Jan. 1648, d. next yr; and Joshua, 26 Oct. 1650, by his mo. 4 Mar. foll. and she plead. guilty in May. aft. hav. been just bef. acq. of the absurd charge of witchcraft on a ch. of the rev. Mr. Moxon. The unhap. woman had, in her native ld. suffer. abuse by a former h. who sev. yrs bef. she came hither, abandon. her, and her charact. was so fair, that we must believe undoubt, she was insane. But the h. was less lucky in his jury, who convict. him of a sim. crime, when, in 1652, the sentence of death was refused by the court, and the Gen. Court had sense eno. to discharge the prisoner. See Hutch. I. 179. Soon after both of the sad harmless felons rem. to Watertown. There he d. 18 June 1675, and his w. Ruth d. 8 Aug. 1576. The first w. I fear, suffer. death for murder of her ch. but see Col. Rec. III. 229 and 273. In Drake's Hist. of Boston 322 et seq. is a valua. portion of the evid.
*JAMES, Gloucester, eldest ch. of Jeffery, was freem. 1682, m. 18 Dec. 1688, Hannah Younglove, had James, b. 1690; Eliezer; and Joseph; and d. 1 Oct. 1733, and the w. or wid. d. a few mos. bef. or aft. He was rep. 1710 and 4 yrs. more. See Babson, 121. JEFFERY, Gloucester, m. 11 Nov. 1657, Sarah, d. of William Vinson, had James, b. 18 Dec. 1658; Jeffery, 25 Jan. 1661; Sarah, 19 Apr. 1663; John, 24 May 1666; Elizabeth 22 Mar. 1669; Jeremiah, 28 May 1672; Nathaniel, 16 Mar. 1675; Abigail, 25 Mar. 1678; Ebenezer, 5 Jan. 1681, d. soon; and Ebenezer, again, 28 Jan. 1682. He was, it is said, b. a 1631, at Alphington, near Exeter, adj. Topsham, Co. Devon (and we know that in the E. part of that sh. the name is extens. diffus.) and d. 16 or 19 Aug. 1689; and his wid. d. 1 Jan. 1708. His gr.-s. Moses, min. of Byfield parish in Newbury, wh. d. 14 Dec. 1783, was f. of Theophilus, H. C. 1769, Ch. Just. of Mass. one of the princip. framers of the Constit. of this Comwth. for whose successf. concoction, after many yrs. of anarchy, the way was chiefly prepared by his "Essex Result," the quintessence of our free Instit. He was the most learned lawyer in the gen. opin. of his contempo. that ever appear. on our side of the Atlantic.
JEFFERY, Gloucester, s. of the preced. freem. 1690; m. 5 May 1686, Abigail Younglove, perhaps d. of the sec. Samuel of Ipswich, had Jonathan, Samuel, and Jeremiah, liv. to be nam. in his will of 1734, and all bless. with fams. JOHN, York, had John, b. 31 July 1677; Elizabeth 9 Feb. 1680; Mary, 13 Oct. 1682; Elihu; Rachel; Christian; and Mercy. He took o. of alleg. 1681. Elizabeth m. 12 Apr. 1698, Peter Hinkson; and Mary m. Nicholas Cane.
JOHN, Northampton, s. of Joseph the first, m. 23 Dec. 1675, [[vol. 3, p. 363]] Sarah, d. of William Clarke, had Sarah, b. 1678; Mary, 1681; Samuel, 1685; William, 1690; Experience. 1692; and Joseph, 1695. He was a capt. freem. 1690, and d. 1728, as did his w. The s. Samuel and Joseph were k. by the Ind. 9 July 1708. JOHN, Gloucester, s. of the first Jeffery, m. 19 Jan. 1693, Isabella Haynes, had John, Josiah, Thomas, Daniel, and Solomon, beside others, nine in all; but perhaps two, three or more of the latest were by sec. w. m. 29 July 1701, Sarah Norton, wh. d. 25 July 1726, aged 56, and he d. 1 Dec. 1714. JONATHAN, Northampton, br. of John of the same, m. Mary Clark, had Jonathan, b. 1683, d. soon; Jonathan, again, 1684, d. young; Nathanael, 1686; Mary, 1688; Hannah, 1690; Jonathan, again 1693; and Lydia, 1695, posthum. the f. who. was freem. 1684, hav. d. 19 Oct. 1694.
JOSEPH, Springfield, br. of the first Benjamin, witness to the deed from the Ind. to Pynchon, 15 July 1636, m. 26 Nov. 1646, Mary, d. of Thomas Bliss of Hartford, had Joseph, b. 1647; Benjamin, bur. 22 June 1659; John, 1649, d. soon; John, again 1650; and Samuel, 1653; rem. to Northampton, there had Ebenezer, 1 May 1655, who is said to be the first white b. there, and was k. by the Ind. at Northfield, 2 Sept. 1675; Jonathan, 6 June 1657; David, 30 Apr. 1659, d. young; Mary, 27 June 1661; Hannah, 1663; Abigail, 3 Sept. 1666; and Esther, 24 Dec. 1672. His w. charg. with witchcraft 1674, was sent to Boston, tr. in May 1675, and acquit. by the jury, liv. to 29 Jan. 1712. He was freem. 1669, cornet of the horse, one of the richest men in the town, rem. 1679 back to Springfield, and d. 9 Oct. 1683. Mary m. 1685, Joseph Ashley, and, next, 2 Mar. 1699, Joseph Williston; Hannah m. 6 Jan. 1688, Pelatiah Glover, jr. not his f. (as the Geneal. Reg. I. 266, says); Abigail m. 29 Feb. 1690, John Colton; and Esther m. 15 Sept. 1698, Rev. Joseph Smith, aft. of Middletown. *JOSEPH, Northampton, eldest ch. of the preced. m. 17 Mar. or 11 May 1669, Elizabeth d. of Elder John Strong, had Joseph, b. 28 June 1671, H. C. 1697, first of this surname in the Catal.; John, 11 Jan. 1674; Ebenezer, 11 Dec. 1675; Elizabeth 3 Feb. 1678; David, 1 Feb. 1680, H. C. 1705; Josiah, 2 Jan. 1682; Daniel, Aug. 1685; Moses, 15 Jan. 1687; Abigail, 1 Jan. 1690; and Noah, 15 Aug. 1692. He was freem. 1676, judge of the County Ct. rep. 1693, and sev. yrs. more, rem. to Springfield, was rep. 1706 and 8 for that town, back to N. and was rep. 8 yrs more, last in 1724, but not insequence, in all 14 yrs. and d. 21 or 29 Nov. 1729; and his wid. mo. of all those ten ch. ea. of wh. had fam. d. 12 May 1736.
JOSEPH, Boston, by w. Bethia, d. of Thomas Brittle, had William b. 29 Dec. 1685; Bethia, 1 Jan. 1687, d. soon; and Thomas, 11 Aug. 1689, d. soon; was of the patroit counc. of war for overthrow of Andros, 1689, freem. in Mar. 1690,, and his w. d. 4 July 1690, of small pox; as had her first b. 24 June bef. MARK, Kennebeck [[vol. 3, p. 364]] 1665. See Sullivan, 287. NATHANIEL, Gloucester, s. of the first Jeffery, m. 27 Dec. 1697, Abigail, d. prob. eldest of the sec. William Haskell, had Nathaniel William, Stephen, and d. of small pox, 21 May 1722. RICHARD, Windsor 1640, there made freem. in Apr. so he had been there, no doubt, a good season, was soon after at Hartford, prob. went home. ROBERT, Lynn, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, of wh. no more is kn. unless he were the man who d. at New Haven a. 1648, but his inv. in Essex Co. is of 6 Jan. 1651 or earlier. SAMUEL, East Hampton, L. I. 1650.

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