(of 4 Volumes)

(surnames from SABIN to ZULLESH)



Complete Revision of:

A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England

showing three generations of those who came before May 1692

on the basis of John Farmer`s Register






Volume 1 originally published Boston 1860-62


Second revision published by James Savage 1965

Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company 1965

History of Congress Catalog Card no. 65-185451



Edited for easier and friendly internet-search of names, by

Donald F. Day, Ottawa, ON, Canada

February 2014








BENJAMIN SABIN, Rehoboth 1670, perhaps son of William Sabin, had Benjamin, born 2 December 1673, called on for contribution of money in the war of 1675, removed to Roxbury, probably to escape nearer evils, there had Mehitable, 7 September 1677.Early next year his wife died and he married 5 July 1678, Sarah Parker, had Sarah, 1 August 1679; Nehemiah, 10 January 1681; Patience, 3 May 1682; Jeremiah, 11 March 1684; Experience, February 1685; and Experience, 1686, if we believe the record.

JOSEPH SABIN, Rehoboth, perhaps son of William Sabin, had Jonathan, born 12 July 1674; Abigail, 16 August 1678; Experience, 14 March 1681, died soon; Joseph, 18 November 1682, died soon.

JONATHAN SABIN, Rehoboth, who served 1675 and 6 in the great Indian war, may have been brother of Benjamin Sabin, but I know no more.

NEHEMIAH SABIN, Rehoboth, perhaps brother of the preceding, had David, born 10 November 1674, died soon. In Colony record a name of one buried at Rehoboth in the latter part of May 1676, printed Nathaniel Sahen, perhaps a child I think may mean one of this family.

NOAH SABIN, a soldier in Gallop's Company 1690, perhaps of Rehoboth.

SAMUEL SABIN, Rehoboth, son of William Sabin, I suppose, a soldier in the war begun by Philip both years at different times, had Israel, born 16 June 1673; Experience, 5 October 1676, who probably died next year; and Mary, 4 March 1679.He was servant in Gallop's Company 1690 for Phips's crusade against Quebec.

WILLIAM SABIN, Rehoboth 1643, signed the combination or compact of 1644, was a selectman, Representative 1657 and several years more; had Mehitable, born 10 May 1673, unless she were child of one of his sons. He was liberal in contribution for Philip's war, and probably two, if not more of his children rendered personal service. What number of children he had is unknown nor is the date of either given but seven appear with some distinctness, and the names are thought to be Mercy, in adding to the five foregoing, and William, beside, perhaps, another son whose widow gave of her mite to the cause.

WILLIAM SABIN, Rehoboth, son perhaps of the preceding, had Mary, born 18 September 1675; and Margaret, 10 April 1680.Easily this name gains final e


JOHN SABLE, or JOHN SABLES, Hartford 1639, removed probably before 1650, to some other town of uncertain name, perhaps Wethersfield, and was a freeman 1658.

WILLIAM SABLE, or JOHN SABLES, Braintree, a soldier of Johnís Company 1675.


JOHN SACKET, New Haven, married 20 May 1652, Agnes Tinkham, had John, born 30 April 1653; Jonathan, 6 June 1655; Mary, 24 September 1657; Joseph, 3 May 1660; Martha, 19 September 1662; and died 3 September 1684. His widow died 1707.

JOHN SACKET, Northampton, had John, born 1660; William, 1662; Abigail, 1663; Mary, who died 1667; had Hannah, 1669; removed to Westfield, there had Mary, again, 8 June 1672; Samuel, 18 October 1674; Elizabeth 28 August 1677, who died at 5 years. His house was burned by the Indians 1675; his wife died 9 October 1690; and he married 1691, Sarah Stiles, the only daughter of John Stiles, widow of John Stewart of Springfield; and died 8 April 1719. He was probably son of the first Simon Sacket, and may have been brother from England. Abigail married 13 September 1682, John Noble; and Mary married 2 October 1689, Benjamin Morley. All his other children were married also; but William, Samuel, and Abigail died before their father.

JOHN SACKET, New Haven, eldest son of John Sacket of the same, was a proprietor 1685.

JOHN SACKET, Westfield, eldest son of John Sacket of the same, by wife Deborah, had John, born 3 March 1688; Abigail, 16 October 1690; Daniel, 14 August 1693; David, 7 July 1696; Benjamin, 30 October 1698; and Deborah, 16 November 1701. His wife died 4 days after and he married another wife, had several children and died 20 December 1745.

JOSEPH SACKET, Newtown, Long Island son of the second Simon Sacket, had, says Riker, three sons, married Elizabeth Betts, daughter of Captain Richard Betts; the next, Ann; and last 1711, Mercy
Whitehead, widow of Thomas Betts, daughter of Daniel Whitehead. He had large estate, was Lieutenant and Captain, died 1719.The children were Simon, Joseph, Richard, John, William, Samuel, Elizabeth, and Sarah, but the history of Newtown gives no dates of their births nor does he approproximate the months.

SIMON SACKET, Cambridge 1632, came with wife Isabel, and, probably both sons Simon and John, all, perhaps, in the Lion, that brought In September of that year several settlers of Cambridge; had share in the division of lands August 1635, and died soon after since administration of his goods was given by the Court of Assistant to his widow 3 November following, as our Colony record I. 155, shows. Perhaps she married again. This name was written by Dr. Holmes in his History of Cambridge, 1 Massachusetts history Collection VII. 10, Oakes, but that was more than 60 years since, and he became as he grew older, better able to read ancient records.

SIMON SACKET, Springfield, 1654, son probably of the preceding, born in England, married Sarah Blomfield, daughter of William Blomfield, had only Joseph, born 23 February 1656, and died 9 July 1659.

WILLIAM SACKET, Westfield, son of John Sacket of the same, married 27 November 1689, Sarah Cram, had Joseph, born 25 July 1690; Hannah, 15 August 1692; Rebecca, 16 September 1694; Jonathan, 20 March 1696; and died 28 March 1700.


JOHN SADD, Hartford, a tanner, with good estate from Earl's Colne, County Essex, purchased house and land 1674, had left son John in England here married about 1690, as second wife Hepzibah, widow of John Pratt, the third of that name, had Thomas, born 1691; and died 20 December 1694.

THOMAS SADD, Windsor, son of the preceding, had Thomas, who died 8 May 1728, about 10 years old; Hannah, born 2 December 1719; Thomas, 3 August 1723; Hepzibah, 20 March 1725; Matthew, 11 July 1729; and John, 22 November 1734.


ABIAL SADLER, Gloucester 1689, had been a soldier, Babson says, in the Colony service; by wife Rebecca, had a child born 13 March 1693; and the father died 13 September 1697.

ANTHONY SADLER, Newbury, came from Southampton in the Confidence, as servant to Stephen Kent, 1638, as the record has it, 9 years old, the figure on the left hand being lost, would, perhaps, be supplied by 2, for he was administered a freeman 6 September 1639; was a shoemaker, married Martha Cheney, daughter of John Cheney, had only children Abiel, born 2 November 1650; removed to Salisbury, and was drowned 23 February 1651. His widow next year married probably the second Nicholas Busbee.

JOHN SADLER, Gloucester, a freeman 19 May 1642, and selectman the same year; had been, with other inhabitants of Gloucester 1640, at Marshfield, was Captain, and had son Robert. He gave that son house and land. Went home, and sent for his wife to come to him; probably son Robert following before. Many years as his attorney Hugh Caulkins, in 1651, conveyed the estate .

JOHN SADLER, Wethersfield 1643, on Glastonbury side of the river, is found in the list of a freeman 1669, had wife Deborah, but no children probably, for all his property was given to her by the will of 8 August 1673, and he died next month.

RICHARD SADLER, Lynn, a freeman 14 March 1639, had come in 1636, it is said, from Worcester, England in 1639. Had charge, with John Oliver and Robert Keayne, of running line between that town and Boston; was made clerk of the writs, i. e. town clerk with additional function, in December 1641, but went home in 1646, as fellow passenger with John Leverett, Governor Sayles of Bermuda, and many others, of who were the malcontent doctor Child, Thomas Fowle, and William Vassall.See the curious tract, New England's Salamander, by Governor Winslow, in 3 Massachusetts history Collection II. 130-3. He became a preacher ordained 16 May 1648, at the little chapel of Whixall, in the North part of Shropshire, adjacent Flint, says Calamy; and was ejected after the restoration from a better living at Ludlow, but died at Worcester 1675, aged 55. Lewis, in his history Ed. 2d, page 92, would instruct us, that he had son Richard, born 1610, who was the minister then ordained and ejected who is widely from Calamy, by making the son born ten years before the suppossed father.


SOLOMON SAFFERY, a mathematician employed with Nathaniel Woodward to run the south line of the Colony in 1642. See Hutchinson history II. 263.


JOHN SAFFIN, or JOHN SAFFYN, Scituate, a lawyer, selectman 1653, married 2 or 3 December 1658, Martha Willet, daughter of Captain Thomas Willet of Plymouth, had John, born 13 September following died at 2 years John, again, 14 April 1662; Thomas, 18 March 1664; Simon, 4 April 1666; Josiah, 30 January 1668; Joseph, 2 February 1670, died young; Benjamin, 15 June 1672, died soon; and Joseph, again, 24 January 1676. His wife with two of the children died 1678, of smallpox; and the rest of the children all died young. Soon after marriage he removed to Boston, joined the First Church, and took a freeman's oath 1671, was Representative 1684 to 6, in the latter year being chosen speaker, had large interest in the Narraganset or King's Province 1638, at the first popular election of counsellors. In 1693, was chosen one of the ten by the people preferred to ten others, dictated to King William in the Charter by Increase Mather, and made one of the judges in Supreme Court 1701, from which place Governor Dudley removed him, and two years later negated him as counsellor. For second wife he took, 1680, Elizabeth widow of Peter Lidget, Esq. and she made her will 14 April 1682, probably having such power by her contribution of marriage, and in July following attempted to destroy herself as by the diary of Noadiah Russell, in Genealogical Registrar VII. 56, is seen.He had third wife Rebecca Lee, daughter of Reverend Samuel Lee of Bristol, whither he removed about1690, and was appointed the first Judge of Probate in the new County then part of Massachusetts since assigned to Rhode Island.From this wife after long disagreement he separated himself and very curious matter about the affair may be read in Baylies, I. V. 56-61; but far more interest is found in the letter to son from Cotton Mather, 3 Massachusetts Historical ColIections 137, written only ten days before death of son probably therefore never recorded. It is one of the happiest of the eccentric writer's productions; and highly piquant would have been the reply of the judge to his ghostly adviser, had he lived to offer one. The will, made two days before probated two days after his death in which nothing is given to his wife and £5 to Cotton Mather, confirms this conjecture.He died at Boston 29 July 1710, and Hutchinson III. 136, refers to the internment of his last surviving son who died 18 January 1687, immortalized by the epitaph in Addis.'s Spectator, as in the judicious memoir to be read in Genealogical Registrar IV. 109. His widow married 26 July 1712, Reverend Joseph Baxter of Medfield.


JOHN SAFFORD, Ipswich 1665, perhaps brother, perhaps son of Thomas Safford.

JOHN SAFFORD junior, took oath of allegiance at Ipswich 1683.

JOSEPH SAFFORD, Newton, Long Island 1655.

JOSEPH SAFFORD, Ipswich, son of Thomas Safford, a freeman 1682.

THOMAS SAFFORD, Ipswich 1641, died 1667, leaving widow, son Joseph, born probably 1633, and three daughters.


DAVID SAGE, Middletown, a freeman 1667, married Elizabeth Kirby, who died 1670, had David, born 1 February 1665; John, 5 March 1668; and by wife Mercy, who died 7 December 1711, had Mary, 15 November 1672; Jonathan; and Timothy, 14 August 1678; all named except Mary, with his wife in the will shortly before he died 31 March 1703; besides daughters Elizabeth, 6 June 1666, who married a Bull; Mary, wife of Samuel Johnson; and Mercy, without surname, so may be presumed unmarried.Good estate he left to widow Mary, and these seven children descendants are named.


EDWARD SALE, EDWARD SEALE, or EDWARD SAILE, Salem, was probably that passenger 1635, aged 24, in the Elizabeth and Ann from London, a freeman 2 Nov, 1637, but he must have belonged to another church than Salem.In June preceding, his wife Margaret was charged for adultery with more than one, and banished next year. See Colony record I. 198, and Winthrop II. 349. He was of Rehoboth 1644.

EPHRAIM SALE, EPHRAIM SEALE, or EPHRAIM SAILE, Boston, son of Edward Sale, artillery company 1674, was its Lieutenant, and died 2 December 1690. By wife Alice, he had Samuel, born 11 February 1678; Nathaniel, 21 October 1679; and by wife Mary Foster, daughter of Hopestill Foster, had Mary, 21 August 1681; Hepzibah, 24 December 1684; John, 17 January 1687; and Thankful, 18 May 1689. His widow married 10 December 1691, Samuel Ward.

OBADIAH SALE, OBADIAH SEALE, or OBADIAH SAILE, Boston, a freeman 1681, by wife Sarah, had John, born 23 July 1680; Abigail, 6 August 1681; Sarah, 3 March 1683; and Sarah, again, 27 August 1684.


JOHN SALISBURY, Swanzey, perhaps son of William Salisbury, killed by the Indians 24 June 1675, perhaps the first victim of the great war.

JOHN SALISBURY, Boston, probably son of Nicholas Salisbury, perhaps born in England, by wife Annbel, had John, born 5 January 1690; Nicholas and James, twins 20 August 1694, both probably died with the mother soon; and by wife Bridget had Nicholas, again, 28 October 1697; Benjamin, 7 November 1699; was a mariner, and, perhaps died abroad. His inventory was taken 5 June 1708, and the widow appointed administrator 6 July, and brought in the document 4 October following by the name of Bridget Gooding, late Salisbury.

NICHOLAS SALISBURY, Boston, had wife Elizabeth, who died 17 February 1688, aged 53, perhaps was father of John, and the common ancestry of several distinguished families.

WILLIAM SALISBURY, Swanzey 1671, was, perhaps, father of John before mentioned, certainly of that William, probably killed by the Indians 24 June 1675 in Philip's war, the first blast of who utterly scattered this town. Administration on his estate was given to his widow 17 September of that year and 11 November 1684 the father took administration de bonis non. But he was of Milton, had wife Susanna; and from history of Dorchester, 59, I learn that he had been there before 1656.


BENJAMIN SALLOWS, Salem 1637. Felt.

JOHN SALLOWS, Salem 1668, son probably of Michael Sallows, was a petitioner against imposts.

MICHAEL SALLOWS, Salem 1635, in his will of 14 November 1646, probated 31 December following names Michael, his youngest son, daughter Martha, besides sons Thomas, Robert, John, and Samuel, with son-in-law Edward Wilson, made Wilson and son Robert excecutors both of whom declined to serve.

ROBERT SALLOWS, Salem, son of the preceding, by wife Freeborn, had Hannah, born 9 September 1654; Mary, 2 February 1659; died 1663, by drowning, 8 April and his inventory was brought in 1 July.

THOMAS SALLOWS, brother of the preceding, who died 1663, perhaps at the same time with his brother it may be by shipwreck, or in a distant land at least the Court of Probate recorded his inventory two days after that of Robert, and from different appraisal. He was father perhaps, of the children Hannah, Mary, Sarah, and Robert, all baptized 5 June 1664.


SAMUEL SALLS, Lynn, married 4 August 1663, Ann Lenthall. Perhaps the name should be Sallow, and be son of Michael.


MANES SALLY, or MANES SALLEE, Charlestown, administered of the church 3 May 1647, a freeman the same month.Of so unusual a name of baptized or surname, I should be slow in acknowledge but Mary, probably his wife joined the church 9 July next year his daughter Rebecca married John Jones, so there are three places of record and the potential authority of Frothingham, 152 shows "Sarah Sallee's house" in 1658.The classic Manes became Manus on his administration in Colony record.


CLEMENT SALMON, CLEMENT SALMONDS, or CLEMENT SAMMON , Boston, married 13 June 1660, Joanna Riland, had John, born 9 May following Mary, born 12 January 1663; Elizabeth 26 February 1666; and Samuel, 5 April 1668.

DANIEL SALMON, DANIEL SALMONDS, or DANIEL SAMMON , Lynn 1630, served in the Pequot war 1636 or 7, had Daniel, born 2 May 1665; in 1681 gave testimony about the iron works, in which he had labored near 40 years before.

GEORGE SALMON, GEORGE SALMONDS, or GEORGE SAMMON , Salem, married October 1664, Remember Felton, daughter of Benjamin Felton, had Elizabeth; Mary, born 16 March 1669; Susanna, 30 May 1670; George, 1 March 1672, posthumous for the father died about 12 February preceding, 1668.

JOHN SALMON, JOHN SALMONDS, or JOHN SAMMON , Newport, 1669, had there a wife and was one much esteemed.Died 1676.


PETER SALMON, PETER SALMONDS, or PETER SAMMON, Salem, married 4 June 1677, Ann Thompson, had Martha, born 29 July 1679, died in 3 months; Ann, 30 August 1680; Peter, 1 July 1682; and Sarah, 18 August 1683.

SAMUEL SALMON, SAMUEL SALMONDS, or SAMUEL SAMMON , Salem 1660, prosecuted as a Quaker.

THOMAS SALMON, THOMAS SALMONDS, or THOMAS SAMMON , Northampton 1659, by wife Mary, had Mary, born 1660; Ruth, 1666; Elizabeth 1673; besides two children that died young; and Thomas, posthumous March 1676; was killed by the Indians 29 October preceding. His widow Mary married 1676, Joseph Phelps of Windsor, but probably after his removal to Simsbury. Ruth married 1684, William Hulbert the second; and Elizabeth married 1693, Caleb Root.

WILLIAM SALMON, WILLIAM SALMONDS, or WILLIAM SAMMON , Amesbury, married 30 November 1669, Mary with surname very odd, had William, born April 1670; took oath of allegiance 1677.


CHARLES SALTER, Boston, by wife Elizabeth, had Benoni, born 17 July 1685; and from record of Boston I gain no more.

ENEAS SALTER, Boston, a master, by wife Joan, had Eneas, born 17 April 1673; John, 24 September 1674; Sarah, 1 August 1676; Peter, 13 February 1679; and Benjamin, 8 May 1682.

HENRY SALTER, Charlestown, by wife Hannah, had John, born 6 January 1656; Henry, Richard; and Nicholas; all baptized 26 October 1673, in right of the mother who joined the church four weeks before. One Thomas Salter, without surname, is found in the record of births at Charlestown 20 October and I presume he was this man's son and that he died young; but I do not see the name of father among housholders there 1658 or 1678.

JABEZ SALTER, Boston, son of William Salter, artillery company 1674, by wife Elizabeth, had Elizabeth, born 6 October 1671; Mary, 28 January 1673; Jabez, 8 July 1678, died soon; William, 5 January 1680; Jabez, again, 4 July 1682, died soon; Jabez, again, 1 June 1683; Elisha, 22 September 1685, died soon; Elisha, again, 9 October 1686; Richard, 3 February 1689; and Samson, 21 March 1692. He died 31 December 1720; and his wife Elizabeth died 29 October 1726, near 75 years old.

MATTHEW SALTER, Marblehead 1674, married perhaps, Ann Condy, daughter of Samuel Condy, and had several children.††

SAMS. SALTER, Newport 1639, came in the James 1635, from Southampton, then called a fisherman in the custom house documents, yet of Caversham, which is in County Oxford.

SAMUEL SALTER, a soldier in Gallop's Company 1690, against Quebec.

THEOPHILUS SALTER, Ipswich 1648, of Salem 1654, according to Felt.

WALTER SALTER, Boston 1658, settled shortly after on Long Island as may be inferred from certain queries by him propounded to Connecticut. See Trumbull, Colony record I. 423.

WILLIAM SALTER, Boston, shoemaker, by wife Mary, had Peleg, born 15 March 1634, but baptized 25 March 1638, who makes me doubt the date in record of births; Elizabeth, 16 April 1639, baptized 26 April 1640; Mary, 10 August 1642, baptized 30 October following as "a 3 days old," that shows which record is wrong; Jabez, baptized 17 August 1645, who perhaps died soon; yet possibly the next town records Jabez, born September 1647 is wrong; Elisha, 7 March 1654, died next year; and Lydia, 24 March 1656. He kept the prisoner in this year and long after was witness to the will of wretched Mrs. Hibbins, widow of the Assistant executed as a witch, when she was only a scold; and he died 10 August 1675, aged 68. His will of 11 May preceding, names sons Jabez, and John, who was gone away, but if he came back, should have five acres on Spectacle Island; daughter Mehitable, that should have half his dwelling-house; and daughter Beck, who had recorded her portion, probably on marriage; and grandchildren are referred to, and wife Mary made executrix. On Boston record appears marriage of Nicholas Phillips with Hannah, son 4 December 1651, but of whom she was daughter is unknown.


HENRY SALTONSTALL, Watertown, son of Sir Richard Saltonstall, born in England, brought probably by his father 1630, artillery company 1639, graduated in the first class of Harvard College 1642, went soon after to England was in Holland 1644, studied medicine and in October 1649 had degree of M.D. at the University of Padua, and 24 June 1652, at Oxford, by order of the Long Parliament and was made fellow of New College, as was, with less regard to rules, our William Stoughton; but place of his later resided or date of his death is unknown. See Wood's Athene Oxon.

NATHANIEL SALTONSTALL, Haverhill, son of Richard Saltonstall the second, was probably the first male of this distinguished family born on our side of the ocean, a freeman 1665, Representative 1666, 8-71, Assistant 1679 and until the vacation of our old Charter 1686, but again an overthrow of Andros, though the King had made him one of the councellors to Dudley; yet was named again in the new Charter, and a Judge of the Supreme Court in 1692, when he refused participation in the monstrous trials for witchcraft leaving his seat to be occupied by Jonathan Corwin, brother of the sheriff that was called to hang so many innocent victims. But many years he was head of the Essex militia. He married 28 December 1663, Elizabeth Ward, daughter of Reverend John Ward, had Gurdon Saltonstall, born 27 March 1666, Harvard College 1684, the distinguished minister of New London, and Governor of Connecticut (so named for Brampton Gurdon the Suffolk patriot M.P. whose daughter was his mother); Elizabeth, 15 September 1688; Richard Saltonstall, 25 April 1672; Nathaniel Saltonstall, 5 September 1674; both Harvard College 1695; and John, 14 August 1678, who died at 3 years; and died 21 May 1707. His widow died 29 April 1741, as Bond, 921, tells; but the year should be 1714. Of his Honorable descendants large accommodations may be read in 2 Massachusetts history Collection V. 154, and 3 M Harvard College IX. 119, but more in Bond's copious History of Watertown.

PETER SALTONSTALL, by the history of the Ancient and Honorable Art. County made one of the corps 1644, is probably name without right given by Whitman, as if he were son of Sir Richard Saltonstall, for no such person is ever heard of elsewhere, and Bond rejects it as any of our New England stock.Original record of that famous military band have been lost about a hundred and fifty years.

RICHARD SALTONSTALL, Watertown, the knight, son of Samuel Salatonstall, and nephew of Sir Richard Saltonstall, Mayor of London in the time of Queen Elizabeth, was from the neighborhood of Halifax, in the West Riding of County York, in the royal Charter of 4 March 1629 first named of the 18 Assistants. Came 1630 in the fleet bringing all his family with Governor Winthrop but probably his wife had died sone years before. With two daughters Rosamond and Grace, and one of his younger sons probably Samuel, he left New England for home 1 April 1631, having attended eight of the nine sessions of the Court of Assistant, and was fined for absence at that of 7 September preceding. Earnestly he befriended our country in England by thought, word, and deed; and was active, with the Lords Brooke, Say and Seal and other puritans in the first settlement of Connecticut.By his first wife Grace Kaye, daughter of Robert Kaye, Esq. of Yorkshire, he had four sons: Richard, born 1610; Robert; Samuel; and Henry; two daughters: Rosamond, perhaps the eldest child; and Grace. By uncertain tradition he is given two other wives, one said to be daughter of the Earl of Delaware, for who in Collins's Peerage no support can be seen, and the other, less improble Martha Wilford; but no children is ascribed to either. He was, with son Henry, in Holland 1644, perhaps minister to the States, and there was painting the likeness of which engraves is seen in the second volume of Massachusetts Historical Society proceedings.His will was made 1658, at the age of 72.

RICHARD SALTONSTALL, Ipswich, son of the preceding, by his father brought 1630, having left the University of Cambridge, where he was entered at Emanuel College as a fellow commoner, 18 April 1627, from Yorkshire and matriculaled 14 December following, administered a freeman of Massachusetts 18 October 1631, and next month went home, by circuitous voyage of six weeks to Virginia, and married in England about 1633, Meriel Gurdon, daughter of Brampton Gurdon of Assington, County Suffolk near the ancestral residence of our first Governor Winthrop, and embarked on return in the Susan and Ellen 1635, with that wife aged 22, and daughter of the same name, was Representative in March 1636 and following session until chosen an Assistant in May 1637, and in 1641 was made first officer under Endicott, of the Essex regiment when only two were in the Colony. Went home again, perhaps for the health of his wife 1649, as told in the anecdote related of Reverend John Cotton in note to Hutchinson I. 94. For many years he was not chosen Assistant but in 1664 in hope of his coming again, the honor was renewed and it was erronously asserted that he had been after in the country, because in 1672 he gave £50 to relief of Goffe and Whalley, the regicides. In 1680, however, he once more in Massachusetts and in Massachusetts organization. Made an Assistant, took the oath in August which was renewed in 1681 and 2, but in this latter year he went home again, as the hope of preserving liberty under the old Charter evaporated and died 20 or 29 April 1694, at Hulme, in Lancashire, at the house of Sir Edward Morley, who married his eldest daughter.Other children were Richard, who died young, probably unmarried certainly and Nathaniel, before mentioned, also Abigail, who married Thomas Harley, son of Sir Robert Harley, and uncle to the famous Robert, prime minister of Queen Anne, the friend of Pope and Swift, well known as Earl of Oxford (see Collin's Peerage, IV. 244, Ed. 5, and corrected the slight error there); besides Elizabeth who married Hercules Horsey, Esq.Instruction may be got as to the just value of tradition from a note in Hutchinson II. 122, in which is read the story of a letter from Mrs. Harley to her sister in New England that was many years preserved after the death of that distinguished statesman, for this passage in it; "I am now going to carry Bob up to the inns of Court to make a man of him," and Hutchinson who seldom falls into such an error, makes the mother "granddaughter of Sir Richard Saltonstall" and this Hutchinson introduced by referring to "a tradition that Harley had some New England blood in him, his mother being a granddaughter of Sir Richard Saltonstall".Now besides that this granddaughter of Sir Richard Saltonstall had no sister here to write unto, the tale is false in the most vital part as usual, for she, being wife of his uncle, not of his father could transmit no blood to he Lord High Treasurer.

ROBERT SALTONSTALL, Watertown, brother of the preceding, artillery company 1638, was probably at Windsor 1640-2, engaged for his father or elder brother but allowed Francis Stiles to lead him into great useless expense, from who both suffered inconvenience to their dying day. He died 1650, unmarried; in his will of 13 June, probated 15 August named only relative his father brothers Richard, Samuel, and Henry, sisters Rosamond and Grace, and made John Clark executor who forthwith renounced his office. See Genealogical Registrar VII. 334.

SAMUEL SALTONSTALL, Watertown, brother of the preceding, of who we would, gladly know more than Farmer told, of his death 21 January 1696.Even in the great history of W. Bond could add only that administration was taken in October followed by his nephew Nathaniel, saying that he had no active participation in municipal concerns, nor is wife or children found in the record.But in that volume page 918, amends are made by one of the finest letters of that age from his sister Rosamond, 22 April 1644. She was then resident in consequence of the loss of his property by her father in the family of the puritan Earl of Warwick, land High Admiral, and her sister with the lady of the Earl of Manchester, one of the child commanders in the civil war. Of descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall, in the male line, thirteen had, in 1834, been graduates at Harvard and six at Yale.


AUSTEN SAMFIELD, Fairfield 1658, died 1661, leaving small property to widow, and no children heard of.


ABRAHAM SAMPSON, Duxbury 1638, perhaps brother of Henry Sampson, married a daughter of Samuel Nash, and Windsor says, he had a second wife. His children were Abraham, Isaac, Samuel, who was killed by the Indians in Philip's war, and George, born 1655.

ABRAHAM SAMPSON Duxbury, son of the preceding, married Sarah Standish, daughter of Alexander Standish, had Abraham, born 1686; Miles, 1690; Ebenezer; Rebecca; Sarah; and Grace.

CALEB SAMPSON Duxbury, son perhaps youngest of Henry Sampson, married Mary Standish, daughter of Alexander Standish, had, says Windsor, Rachel and Lora.

GEORGE SAMPSON Duxbury, or Plympton, son of the first Abraham Sampson, by wife Elizabeth, had Joseph, born 14 May 1679; Abigail, 22 January 1681; Judith, 3 March 1683; Ruth, 22 December 1684; Benjamin, 19 September 1686; Martha, 25 October 1689; George, 10 March 1691; Elizabeth, 22 December 1692; William, 8 July1693; and Seth, 22 December 1697. His wife died 27 May 1727, in her 70th year and he died 26 July 1739, in his 84th year as Windsor tells.

HENRY SAMPSON Plymouth 1620, came in the Mayflower, of the family of his uncle, Edward Tilley, a youth too small to sign the immortal compact of November at Cape Cod; but whether, or not, entitled in the division of lands. He was certainly in the divvision of cattle, 1627, enumerated in the company of Elder Brewster, lived on Duxbury side, married 6 February 1636, Ann Plummer, had Stephen, John, James, Caleb, Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary, and, perhaps, Dorcas, but when Bradford wrote, 1650, only seven children and died 24 December 1684. Elizabeth married Robert Sproat; Hannah married Josiah Holmes; Mary married John Summers; Dorcas married Thomas Bonney; and one daughter it is said, married John Hammond, but he is not of my aquaintaince.

ISAAC SAMPSON Duxbury, son of Abraham Sampson, married Lydia Standish, daughter of Alexander Standish, had Isaac, born 1688; Jonathan, 1690; Josiah, 1692; Lydia, 1694; Ephraim, 1698; Priscilla, 1702; and Barnabas, 1705.

JAMES SAMPSON Dartmouth 1686.

JOHN SAMPSON Boston, merchant removed perhaps, to Beverly 1671, there married a daughter of Richard Haynes, and before the beginning of Indians war, 1675, may have lived at Scarborough.

JOHN SAMPSON at New London, married after 1672, not long before 1676, the widow mother of John Stodder, or John Stother, a youth of only 16, who possessed by a malice almost incredible murderer with an axe, 6 June 1678, Zipporah, wife of Thomas Bolles, with two of her children Joseph, and Mary, and soon after murdering John Sampson, son of his mother, aged between one and two years as by his own confession is seen in the record of his trial at Hartford.For the soundness of the maxim in common law, malitia supplet aetatem, I believe, no stronger proof can be found since the creation, in the stories of juvenile depravity.He acknowledged that he killed his brother with a hatchet "because he cried, and because he did not love the children nor his father" and was executed 9 October following.

RICHARD SAMPSON by Farmer called of Boston, a freeman of 1674, I dare not accept, but think, was rather appropriated by New Hampshire.

ROBERT SAMPSON Boston 1630, came in the same ship with Governor Winthrop who calls him cousin in a letter to his wife April before departing from Isle of Wight. His family was anciently in the rank of knights, resided at Sampson's Hall in the parish of Kersey, adjoining Groton, where was patron as well as lord of the manor. He was son of John Sampson, by Bridget Clopton, sister of the second wife of our Governor Winthrop.By Whitman he is counted a member of the artillery company 1639; but it seems far more probable (as we never hear of him after) that he was some years gone home.

ROGER SAMPSON Ipswich 1654.

STEPHEN SAMPSON Duxbury, son of Henry Sampson, had Benjamin; Cornelius; Hannah; Mary; Elizabeth; John, born 17 August 1688;Dorcas; and Abigail.


CONSTANTINE SAMS, or CONSTANTINE SAMMES, Boston, by wife Elizabeth, had Richard, born 7 October 1678; Mary, 2 December 1684; Mercy, 3 July 1687, died soon; and Mercy, again, 12 January 1689.

JOHN SAMS, or JOHN SAMMES, Roxbury 1640, went to England, and at Coggeshall, in County Essex, was successful in the pulpit of celebrity John Owen, D.D. says Calamy, from who he was ejected 1675; and the ecclessiastic history tells, that he was educated in New England.Very strange it seems, that no more is known of him here, but that in Roxbury he purchased lands of Reverend Thomas Weld, of Captain John Johnson, and of Joseph Weld, about 1640, to amount, in aggregregate of £134. and that in September 1642, Governor Thomas Dudley, on ex'con for £51, got the whole, in part satisfactied thereof, by appraisement at £42, 17, 8 1/2, so that little benefit of his acres was enjoyed by the poor scholar, who could not redeem his estate.See Dudley's investitute in Register of Suffolk Deeds, I. 37.

RALPH SAMS, or RALPH SAMMES, Dorchester, a tailor, removed to Boston before 1659; and was living 1663.

THOMAS SAMS, or THOMAS SAMMES, Salem, had grant of land in 1638, as Felt tells, and lived at Marblehead 1648. Yet he may have been of Roxbury 1637, and one of the appraisers on inventory of Edward Blackley.


JOHN SAMUEL, Boston, who married 24 December 1652, widow Lucy Wight, is called mariner in 1656; and he died 8 December 1662, or his inventory was then made.


JOHN SAMWAYS, JOHN SAMWAYES, JOHN SAMOIS, or JOHN SAMWIS, Huntington, Long Island, administered a freeman of Connecticut 1644, perhaps was son of the following

RICHARD SAMWAYS, RICHARD SAMWAYES, RICHARD SAMOIS, or RICHARD SAMWIS, Windsor 1640, had one child who died 1648, and he died 1650, leaving widow Esther, and perhaps, two children.But the name was not long in Windsor so that, by variant spelling Hinman, 71, made two out of him.


BENJAMIN SANBORN, ancient. BENJAMIN SAMBORNE, Hampton, son of the first John Sanborn, by first wife Sarah, who died 29 June 1720, had Mary, born 27 October 1690, Joanna, 1 December 1692; Sarah, 30 September 1694; Theodate, 1696; Dorothy, 27 October 1698; Abigail, 21 July 1700; Jemima, 17 May 1702; Susanna, 20 September 1704; Benjamin, 1 June 1706, died young; Judith, 26 October 1708; Benjamin, again, 7 November 1712. He next married Meribah Tilton, a widow and had Ebenezer, 10 October 1723; and this wife died 15 December 1740; and he had third wife Abigail Gove, perhaps widow of the second Philemon Dalton, and daughter of Edward Gove.

JOHN SANBORN, ancient. JOHN SAMBORNE, Hampton 1643, by tradition said to have come from County Derby, and more probably to be son of John Sanborn by a daughter of Reverend Stephen Bachiler, who left three sons John, William, and Stephen, to the care of their grandfather by whom they were brought in the William and Francis, arriving at Boston from London, 5 June 1632. For first wife he took Mary Tuck, daughter of Robert Tuck of Hampton, who died 30 December 1668, having borne him John, 1649; Mary, 12 April 1651, died young; Abigail, 23 February 1653; Richard, 4 February 1655; Mary, again, 19 March 1657, died young; Joseph, 13 March 1659; Stephen, 12 November 1661, died soon; Ann, 20 December 1662; Nathaniel, 27 January 1666; Benjamin, 20 December 1668; and by second wife, widow Margaret Page, widow of a Mr. Moulton, daughter of Robert Page, had Jonathan, 25 May 1672; was a freeman 1666; Lieutenant, Representative 1684 and 5; and died October 1692.His widow died 13 July 1699.

JOHN SANBORN, ancient. JOHN SAMBORNE, Hampton, eldest son of the preceding, married 19 November 1674, Judith Coffin, probably daughter of the second Tristram Coffin, had Judith, born 8 August 1674; Mary, 2 July 1677; Sarah, 8 May 1679; Deborah, 1681; John, 1683; Enoch, 1685; Lydia, 24 February 1687; Peter; Tristram; and Abner, 27 April 1694;

JONATHAN SANBORN, ancient. JONATHAN SAMBORNE, Hampton, youngest son of John Sanborn the first, married Elizabeth Sherbourne, perhaps daughter of John Sherbourne, had Elizabeth, born 27 December 1692; Samuel, 7 September 1694; Achaicus,(?) 1696; Margaret, 20 March 1698; Jonathan, 28 April 1700; Love, August 1702; Dorothy, 20 August 1704, died next year; Dorothy, again, 22 August 1706, died young; Sarah, 18 April 1708; John, 19 December 1710, died soon; Benjamin, 22 January 1712, died young; and Mary, 7 December 1713; and died 20 June 1741, leaving widow and eight children.

JOSEPH SANBORN, ancient. JOSEPH SAMBORNE, Hampton, brother of the preceding, married 28 December 1682, Mary Gove, daughter of that Edward Gove, who was not hanged for treason, had Abigail, born 1 April 1686; Huldah, 3 May 1688; Reuben, 18 May 1692; Edward, 7 April 1694; Abraham, 10 March 1696; Mary, 28 July 1697; Joseph, 22 July 1700; andDavid, 16 January 1702.

JOSIAH SANBORN, ancient. JOSIAH SAMBORNE, Hampton, son of William Sanborn of the same, married 25 August 1681, Hannah Moulton, had William, born 2 March 1682; Hannah, 1684; and Sarah, 1686. He married 1690, Sarah, widow of Jonathan Perkins, had Jabez, March 1691; Keziah, 15 March 1693; Rachel, 13 March 1695; Jonathan, 27 April 1697; Reuben, 10 April 1699; Abner, 9 September 1702; and Richard, 9 August 1705.His wife or widow died 1 September 1748, aged 85.

MEPHIBOSHETH SANBORN, ancient. MEPHIBOSHETH SAMBORNE, Hampton, brother of the preceding, married Lydia Leavitt, had Mary, born 24 February 1695; Lydia, 11 June 1697; Sarah, 1699; Nathan, 8 August 1701; Abigail, 23 October 1704; James, 1706; and Rachel, 15 February 1708, and died 5 February 1749.

NATHANIEL SANBORN, ancient. NATHANIEL SAMBORNE, Hampton, son of the first John Sanborn, married 3 December 1691, Rebecca Prescott, daughter of James Prescott, had Richard, born 27 February 1693; James, 6 August 1696; Rachel, 4 October 1698; Jeremiah, 10 February 1701; Abigail, 22 February 1703; Nathan, 27 June 1709; Jacob, 7 May 1711; Eliphaz, 10 December 1712; Nathaniel, 10 November 1714; Judith, 10 June 1717; and Daniel, 31 December 1719; and died 9 November 1723.But in the family genealogy when we read that he had second wife Sarah, it would be agreeable to discern what portion of these eleven children all lived in 1721, were born respectively by each as great unwillingness must be felt at inflicting the whole on either.

RICHARD SANBORN, ancient. RICHARD SAMBORNE, Hampton, brother of the preceding, married 5 December 1678, Ruth Moulton, had Mary, born 30 September 1679; John, 6 November 1681; and Ruth; but by second wife married 20 December 1693, widow Mary, of second Nathaniel Boulter, he had Shubael, born next year.

STEPHEN SANBORN, ancient. STEPHEN SAMBORNE, Hampton, brother perhaps youngest, of the first John Sanborn, went home, it is said, with his grandfather Bachiler, who had brought him, of course, in his youth.

STEPHEN SANBORN, ancient. STEPHEN SAMBORNE, Hampton, son of William Sanborn of the same, married 26 July 1693, Hannnah Philbrick, had Stephen, born 1 May 1694; James, 20 June 1697; Ann, 10 September 1699; Hannah, 23 June 1701; Phebe, 20 June 1703 Abiathar, 26 February 1704; Zadok, 1 June 1707; Amy, 10 December 1710; Abigail, 15 June 1712; Mary, 17 July 1715; and Jonathan, 16 March 1718; and died 21 July 1750.

WILLIAM SANBORN, ancient. WILLIAM SAMBORNE, Hampton, was brought from England by his grandfather Bachiler, says the family tradition in June 1632, by wife Mary Moulton, had William, born 1650; Josiah, before mentioned; Mary, 19 July 1660; Mehibosheth, 5 November 1663; Sarah, 12 February 1667; and Stephen, 4 September 1671; was selectman, Representative, and died 18 September 1692.

WILLIAM SANBORN, ancient. WILLIAM SAMBORNE, Hampton, eldest son of the preceding, married 1 January 1680, Mary Marston, had John, born 6 November following; Mary, 1683; and a daughter 21 September 1685, who died next year as had his wife some weeks before but he lived to 9 December 1744.


THOMAS SANBROOKE, Boston, whose will of 16 May 1649, probated 6 February following is seen in Genealogical Registrar VII. 227, could not be other than a transient trader here.


JOHN SANDERBANT, a freeman of 10 May 1643, is, I doubt not, blunder of Mr. Secretary for Sunderland, as shall in that place be explained.


SANDON, or SANDERS, Salem 1639, on Marblehead side, had license to keep an inn, and in 1645 to sell wine; died about 1667.


JAMES SANDS, or JAMES SANDES, Block Island now called New Shoreham, was born it is said, 1622, at Reading, County Berks, came with wife Sarah, and, perhaps was of Taunton 1658, but among first settlers at the Island before 1672; had Sarah, who married probably before 1673, Nathaniel Niles, and tradition tells, that he had been as early as 1643, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and a freeman 1655. See Niles, in 3 Massachusetts history Collection VI. 192.In history of New London, 293, Caulkins mentioned at his death, Mercy married 29 April 1683, Joshua Raymond; and that she was incidently connected with the famous pirate, Wiliam Kidd. Besides that Mercy, he had John, James, Samuel, and another son, and died 13 March 1695.James and Samuel lived at Cowneck, on Long Island.

JOHN SANDS, or JOHN SANDES, Charlestown, died 28 June 1659; but as this surname is not seen in the records of church or of town residence 1654, he may have been only transient inhabitant.


JOHN SANDY, or JOHN SANDIE, sometimes JOHN SAND, Boston, married 7 July 1653, Ann Holmes, had Elizabeth, born 15 October 1654; and Mary, 24 October 1656.


HENRY SANDYS, Boston, merchant, administered of the church with wife Sybil, 20 December 1638, and on 6 January following, had daughter baptized Deliverance, who died young; but in November following was with others dismissed to form new church at Rowley; a freeman 7 October 1640, when the clerk called him Sand; had Samuel, born 1640; Deliverance, again, August 1644; removed back to Boston and had John, 28 August 1646, and died December 1651. His daughter Mary died 14 October 1654.


ANDREW SANFORD, often ANDREW SAMFORD, or ANDREW SANDFORD, Hartford 1651, a freeman 1657, removed to Milford 1667, and there died 1684, leaving children Andrew; Mary, who died unmarried 1689; Ezekiel; Martha; Elizabeth; Abigail; and Sarah. One daughter had died before her father.

ANDREW SANFORD, often ANDREW SAMFORD, or ANDREW SANDFORD, Milford, son of the preceding, married 8 January 1688, Mary Botsford, daughter of Henry Botsford, had Mary, baptized November 1668; Samuel, 1672, died soon; Andrew, 16 July 1673; Samuel, again, 1675; and Esther, 1677.He was living in 1700, and date of death is unknown.

EPHRAIM SANFORD, often EPHRAIM SAMFORD, or EPHRAIM SANDFORD, Milford, son of Thomas Sanford of the same, married 1669, at New Haven, Mary Powell, probably daughter of Thomas Powell of the same, had Mary, born there, but he died at Milford. In November 1692 his estate was divided to widow Mary and children Mary, Samuel, Ephraim, Thomas, Nathaniel, and Zechariah.

EZEKIEL SANFORD, often EZEKIEL SAMFORD, or EZEKIEL SANDFORD, Fairfield, a freeman 1669, eldest son of Thomas Sanford, as is thought; had good estate 1670, and died late in 1683, leaving widow Rebecca, son Ezekiel, and Thomas, daughters Sarah, wife of Cornelius Hull; Mary, wife of Theophilus Hull, Rebecca, wife of John Seely, besides Martha, and Elizabeth, then unmarried, as by agreement 1697, for partition of estate we learn.

EZEKIEL SANFORD, often EZEKIEL SAMFORD, or EZEKIEL SANDFORD, Milford, son of the first Andrew Sanford, died 1685 or 6, leaving widow and perhaps one child.

HENRY SANFORD, often HENRY SAMFORD, or HENRY SANDFORD, Charlestown, married 23 January 1677, Mary Long, daughter of John Long.

JAMES SANFORD, often JAMES SAMFORD, or JAMES SANDFORD, Boston, married 1656, Elizabeth Smith daughter of Francis Smith of the same, who had first lived at Roxbury. He died 2 November 1661.

JOHN SANFORD, often JOHN SAMFORD, or JOHNSANDFORD, Boston 1631, who is number 115 on the list of church members, was sworn a freeman 3 April 1632, and the same year made cannoneer at the fort; had John, baptized 24 June 1632; Samuel, 22 June 1634; Eliphal, December 1637, when he was disarmed as a supporter of Wheelwright. He went with Coddington, Hutchinson, and others, to purchase Rhode Island, and lived at Portsmouth, the north end of the Island. Is in the list of a freeman there 1655, was constable, treasurrer, Secretary Assistant 1647, and chosen head of the Colony as President in May 1653. One or more of his children were taken by the Indians when they killed Mrs. Hutchinson, it is said; and the friendly visit from a distance of a hundred and thirty miles, shows the intimacy the poor widow kept up with old acquaintances. When he died is not heard.

JOHN SANFORD, often JOHN SAMFORD, or JOHN SANDFORD, Boston, by wife Bridget, had Ann, who died 26 August 1654, as probably the father had good time before, and the widow married Lieutenant William Phillips of Boston, who gave security, 10 March 1657, to four children of said John, for portions of his estate in conforming with his will. But who those children were, is not ascertained.

JOHN SANFORD, often JOHN SAMFORD, or JOHN SANDFORD, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, eldest son of the first John Sanford, married 17 April 1663, Mary Gorton, daughter of Samuel Gorton, widow of Peter Greene, as is thought by whom he had Mary, born 3 March following; Eliphal, 20 February 1656; John, 18 June 1670; and Samuel,5 October 1677; but he had been administered a freeman 1653, and married 8 August 1654, Elizabeth Spatchhurst, eldest daughter of Henry Spatchurst of Bermuda, who died 6 December 1660, and had, as the Portsmouth record tells, Elizabeth, born 11 July 1655; Mary, 18 August 1656; Susanna, 31 July 1658; and Rebecca, 23 June 1660.

JOHN SANFORD, often JOHN SAMFORD, or JOHN SANDFORD, Boston, the school-master, who I rejoice to say, taught writing; married 19 February 1657, Sarah, widow of Robert Potter, was perhaps, the freeman of 11 October 1670, and died 10 February 1677. His will, of 19 January preceding, probated 24 April following mentioned no children, but gives all estate to wife Sarah for life, and after devise to the third child his school house and land adjoining. One half of other estate to children of his brother Robert Sanford, they to pay after entry upon death of the widow. £20 to Hannah Potter, if she lived with her until 18 years old, and other half to children of Edward Turner of Middletown, they to pay, as soon as they record and enter upon it £10 to John Potter of Rhode Island and £10 to Stephen Coppock of Long Island.The executors were named wife Sarah and Captain Timothy Wheeler, but he renounced the office, who Coppock was, or how he or Turner were related to testator is unknown but I hazard the conjecture that he was brother of Turner's wife.

NATHANIEL SANFORD, often NATHANIEL SAMFORD, or NATHANIEL SANDFORD, Hartford 1655, died 1687, leaving good estate to widow Susanna, who married John Buttolph of Wethersfield, and only child Mary, who many years before had married Phineas Wilson.

PELEG SANFORD, often PELEG SAMFORD, or PELEG SANDFORD, Newport, son of the first John Sanford, Governor of the Colony 1680-2, called by Governor Brenton, in his will, son-in-law, as he married Mary Brenton, daughter of Governor Brenton before 1665.His children were Ann, Bridget, and Elizabeth.He declined reelection In 1683, but was often honored with commission from England as Judge in the admiralty, and was living 1699.

RICHARD SANFORD, often RICHARD SAMFORD, or RICHARD SANDFORD, Boston 1640, laborer, whose wife Margary died that year, was administered of the church 30 January 1641, and a freeman 2 June following, had possibly sons John and Robert, and certainly daughter Mary, who married 25 October 1656, Edward Turner.

ROBERT SANFORD, often ROBERT SAMFORD, or ROBERT SANDFORD, Hartford 1645, died June 1676, leaving wife Ann Adams, daughter of Jeremy Adams, who died 1682. His children were, as in order named on the probate record Zachary; Elizabeth, born 19 February 1646, who married Joseph Collier; Ezekiel, 13 March 1648; Mary, wife of John Camp; Sarah; Robert; Hannah; and Abigail.

ROBERT SANFORD, often ROBERT SAMFORD, or ROBERT SANDFORD, Boston, brother of the third John Sanford, a freeman 1652, artillery company 1661, by wife Elizabeth, had John, who died 23 November 1654; Elizabeth, 5 December 1655; Bathshua, 6 January 1659; Sarah, 23 November 1661; Mary, 22 September 1664; Robert, 15 April 1667; Richard, 27 March 1670; and Thomas, 27 April 1673. At Scarborough, in 1663, may have been one of this name, unless erronously given in Genealogical Registrar V. 264, as may well be suspected from the many mistakes in that list.

ROBERT SANFORD, often ROBERT SAMFORD, or ROBERT SANDFORD, Hartford, probably youngest son of Robert Sanford of the same, had a family but details have not reached me.

SAMUEL SANFORD, often SAMUEL SAMFORD, or SAMUEL SANDFORD, Milford, son of Thomas Sanford, propounded for a freeman 1669, died 1691, leaving widow Hannah, and children Hannah, aged 16; Samuel, 12; Sarah, 9;Mary, and Thomas, 4; as on the inventory returned 18 December.

SAMUEL SANFORD, often SAMUEL SAMFORD, or SAMUEL SANDFORD, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, probably son of John Sanford of the same, married October 1662, Sarah, widow of William Waddel, had Elizabeth, born 3 October 1663; John; Jane, 1668, Bridget, 27 June 1671; and Mary, 27 April 1674.

THOMAS SANFORD, often THOMAS SAMFORD, or THOMAS SANDFORD, Dorchester 1634, a freeman 9 March 1637, after few years removed probably to Milford about 1639, was a householder 1646, there, and a freeman before 1669; by wife Sarah he had, before removing from Massachusetts, Ezekiel, and Sarah, and at Milford had Samuel, born April 1643; Thomas, December 1644; Ephraim, 1646; and Elizabeth, 1648; besides Mary, baptized February 1642, who probably did not live to be named as all the others were, in his will.His wife died 14 May 1681, and he died in September or October following.His daughter Sarah married 14 August 1656, Richard Shute; and Elizabeth married 28 October 1669, Obadiah Allyn of Middletown.

THOMAS SANFORD, often THOMAS SAMFORD, or THOMAS SANDFORD, New Haven, perhaps son of the preceding, married 11 October 1666, Elizabeth Paine, perhaps daughter of John Paine, had Samuel, born 13 September 1668; Elizabeth, September 1671; Thomas, 13 October 1673, died soon; Ann, 19 February 1675; Thomas, again, 25 May 1677; William, 29 November 1679; Sarah, 26 November 1682; and, perhaps, more; was a freeman 1669, and a proprietor, continued 1685.

THOMAS SANFORD, often THOMAS SAMFORD, or THOMAS SANDFORD, Scarborough 1663, subject to the same suspicion as attached to the name of Robert there.

ZACHARY SANFORD, often ZACHARY SAMFORD, or ZACHARY SANDFORD, Saybrook 1651, was, perhaps, first at Hartford, married a daughter of John Rockwell of Windsor, had Zachary, born 1653, died young; Hannah, 1656; Ruth, 1659; Ezekiel, 1663, Deborah, January 1666; Sarah and Rebecca, twins November 1668; was a freeman 1658, Representative 1657 and 8, and died 23 December 1668.His widow was inhabitant there 1672; daughter Hannah married 16 January 1680, Abraham Chalker; and Ruth married 17 April 1684, Samuel Bushnell.

ZACHARY SANFORD, often ZACHARY SAMFORD, or ZACHARY SANDFORD, Hartford, son of Robert Sanford the first, a freeman 1669, married Sarah Willet, daughter of Nathaniel Willet, had Sarah, born 15 November 1681; Zachary, 26 April 1686; Ann and Rebecca, twins 27 August 1689; and Abigail, 11 October 1692. He kept that inn, where the Courts sat, and died early in 1714, leaving only children Sarah and Abigail. This name is spelled with much variation in early days the first syllable was Samp, and after d was the end of that syllable. Farmer found at the New England colleges sixteen graduates in 1828, half at Yale, three at Harvard.


JOHN SANGER, Watertown, son of Richard Sanger, blacksmith, married 1685, Rebecca Park, daughter of Thomas Park, had John, born 19 December 1685; Rebecca, 7 March 1689; Mary, 1 March 1694; David, 21 March 1697; Isaac, 9 November 1699; and Elizabeth, 21 June 1703; and he died January 1705.

NATHANIEL SANGER, Sherborn, brother of the preceding, blacksmith, married Mary Cutter, daughter of Richard Cutter of Cambridge, had Mehitable, born 1680, at Sherborn says Barry, but at Roxbury had Mary, 30 January 1682; a son 9 December 1684, died soon; Nathaniel, December 1685; and Jane, 14 May 1688; removed to Woodstock, a new plantation there, died about 1735, leaving widow Ruth, and children besides those mentioned before. Says Barry, David, Elizabeth, Jonathan, and Eleazer.

RICHARD SANGER, Hingham 1636, of who no more heard.

RICHARD SANGER, Sudbury, said to have embarked at Southampton, April 1638, in the Confidence, of London, as servant of Edmund Goodenow of Dunhead, County Wilts, was a blacksmith, removed to Watertown, in the autumn of 1649, there, by wife Mary Reynolds, daughter of Robert Reynolds the first of Boston, had Mary, born 26 September 1650; Nathaniel, 14 February 1652; John, 6 September 1657; and by second wife Sarah, had Sarah, 19 January 1662, died soon; Sarah, again, 31 March; Richard, 22 February 1667; Elizabeth, 23 July 1668; and David, 21 December 1670, who died at 24 years probably unmarried; and died 20 August 1691. His daughter Mary married 20 September 1670, John Harris.

RICHARD SANGER, Sherborn, son of the preceding, blacksmith, married Elizabeth Morse, daughter of the second Daniel Morse, had Elizabeth, born 2 April 1693; Mary, 11 April 1695; Hannah, 7 February 1697; Esther, 20 October 1698; Deborah, 5 August 1701; Sarah, 10 February 1705; Richard, 4 November 1706; Abigail, 3 July 1709; and David, 22 February 1712; and died 1731.


ROBERT SANKEYS, Saco, came in the Increase from London, April 1635, aged 30, sent by Robert Cordell, a goldsmith of Lombard street, says the record at custom house, appears as a witness with Cleves and Tucker, to the important deed of 30 March preceding, from Richard Vines, agent of Sir Ferdinand Gorges, to Arthur Mackworth.Mr. Willis, in history of Portland, I. 32, recited the document makes it 1635, as "in the eleventh year of Charles," keeping in mind, that the tenth year of that reign ended 27 March 1635, of course three days later was within the eleventh. Now this witness was then in London, and so, I suppose, though dated in 1635, the indenture was not actually delivered for some months after possibibly eleventh may be error of the instrument for tweflth. But I leave the solution to the perspicacity of so good a judge. He was appointed by Gorges, in 1640, Provost Marshal, and sat in the first General Court of that Province, with other dignitaries, 25 June of that year Willis, I. 47.Of the doings of that Court I employed an amnanuensis to take large extract.


RICHARD SARSOM, Nantucket, a tailor, embarked at London, May 1635, in the Elizabeth and Ann, aged 28, married about 1658, Jane, wife of the second Thomas Mayhew, lost in his voyage to England 1657; had Samuel and Mehitable.


EDWARD SARGENT, EDWARD SEARGEANT, EDWARD SERGEANT, EDWARD SERGENT, or EDWARD SERJENT, Nebury, by wife Elizabeth, had Edward, and Elizabeth, born 2 December 1684; Nathaniel, 16 January 1687, all at Saco; Elizabeth again, 3 October 1689, at Portsmouth; Elisha, 24 October 1695; Rachel, 10 October 1698; Ichabod, 5 August 1701; and Abigail, 26 June 1704; as Coffin distributed them.

EPES SARGENT, EPES SEARGEANT, EPES SERGEANT, EPES SERGENT, or EPES SERJENT, Gloucester, son of the second William Sargent of the same, married 1 April 1721, Esther Macarty, had Epes, born 1721; Esther, 1722; Ignatius, 1724; James, 1726, died next year; Winthrop, 1728; Sarah, 1729; Daniel, 1731; William, 1734; and Benjamin, 1736. He took second wife 10 August 1744, widow Catharine Brown of Salem, had Paul, Dudley, and John; was Representative 1740; removed to Salem, and died 6 December 1762.

JOHN SARGENT, JOHN SEARGEANT, JOHN SERGEANT, JOHN SERGENT, or JOHN SERJENT, Barnstable, son of William Sargent of the same, married 19 March 1663, Deborah Hillier, daughter of Hugh Hillier; had Joseph, born 18 April 1663; John, 16 February 1665; Mary; Jabez, April 1669; removed about that time to Malden, and was selectman six years.His wife died 20 April 1669, and he married 3 September following Mary Bense, unless this name be wrong, who had no children, and died February 1671. Bythird wife Lydia Chipman, daughter of Elder John Chipman, he had Hannah, December 1675; Jonathan, 17 April 1677; William, 20 November 1680; Ruth, 26 October 1686; Samuel, 15 September 1688; Ebenezer, 25 September 1690; Mehitable, 5 September 1696; besides Lydia, Deborah, Hope, and Sarah, whose dates are not seen. He died 9 September 1716, nearly 77 years old; and his widow died 2 March 1730. All the fifteen children are mentioned in his will of 20 May 1708.

JOHN SARGENT, JOHN SEARGEANT, JOHN SERGEANT, JOHN SERGENT, or JOHN SERJENT, Gloucester, eldest son of the first William Sargent of the same, married 24 December 1679, Hannah Howard, had Hannah, born 30 March 1681; John, 1683; Thomas, 1685; Andrew, 1691, Joseph, 1702; and another son and six more daughters.

JOHN SARGENT, JOHN SEARGEANT, JOHN SERGEANT, JOHN SERGENT, or JOHN SERJENT, Saco, was Lieutenant 1680, and at General Court held President Danforth, 1684, was Representative.

JONATHAN SARGENT, JONATHAN SEARGEANT, JONATHAN SERGEANT, JONATHAN SERGENT, or JONATHAN SERJENT, Branford 1646, had taken oath of fidelity 1644, at New Haven, where he had also four children baptized at once, 10 August 1651, named Jonathan, Hannah, Thomas, and John, most, perhaps all, able to walk to New Hampshire I suppose, some it may be adults. He died 12 December following, and his widow died in seven days, and in few years the family was extinct in Connecticut. By John's death about 1675, at Guilford, without issue, as did Thomas, at Branford, 1700, and Jonathan, with his sister who had married Benjamin Baldwin, having removed to Newark, New Jersey at the great migration. Of this family was the celebrated missionary to the Stockbridge Indians.

JOSEPH SARGENT, JOSEPH SEARGEANT, JOSEPH SERGEANT, JOSEPH SERGENT, or JOSEPH SERJENT, Gloucester, youngest son of the first William Sargent of the same, married 1712, Martha Baker of Topsfield, had Joseph, born 16 May 1713, and she died few days after. He married 16 September 1717, Hannah Haraden, and died about 1750.

NATHANIEL SARGENT, NATHANIEL SEARGEANT, NATHANIEL SERGEANT, NATHANIEL SERGENT, or NATHANIEL SERJENT, Gloucester, sixth son of the first William Sargent of the same, married 24 January 1695, Sarah Harvey, who died 5 February 1706; and next married 26 March 1710, Mary Stevens, had five sons and seven daughters, but in Babson no names are mentioned except of Nathaniel, born 1702, and Daniel, 1714; and he died 12 December 1732.

PETER SARGENT, PETER SEARGEANT, PETER SERGEANT, PETER SERGENT, or PETER SERJENT, Boston, merchant, came, 1667, from London, was a strenuous opponent of Andros, and chosen on his overthrow, to be one of the committee of safety, a freeman 1690, was named of the council in the new Charter.His wife whose name I hear not, died 10 November 1700, and he married 9 October following Mary Spencer, the widow of Sir William Phips, who first was widow of John Hall, and daughter of Captain Roger Spencer. Next, he married 19 December 1706, Mehitable Minot, widow of Thomas Cooper, daughter of James Minot, and died 8, was buried 13 February 1714. His will, of 17 January preceding, mentioned deceased brothers Joseph and Henry, two surviving sister besides nephews and nieces of deceased brothers and sister, but no children, nor do I find that he ever had one. His widow married 12 May 1715, Simeon Stoddard.

SAMUEL SARGENT, SAMUEL SEARGEANT, SAMUEL SERGEANT, SAMUEL SERGENT, or SAMUEL SERJENT, Gloucester, brother of Joseph Sargent, married 24 May 1689, Mary Norwood, daughter of Francis Norwood, had Samuel, born 1690; William, 1692; four daughters and four more sons of whom Solomon, the youngest was born 1708.The father was living 1746, but time of his death is unknown.

STEPHEN SARGENT, STEPHEN SEARGEANT, STEPHEN SERGEANT, STEPHEN SERGENT, or STEPHEN SERJENT, Boston, by wife Dorothy, had Elizabeth, born 12 April 1670; Margaret, 10 March 1675; and Mary, 5 July 1677.


THOMAS SARGENT, THOMAS SEARGEANT, THOMAS SERGEANT, THOMAS SERGENT, or THOMAS SERJENT, Amesbury, probably son of William Sargent of the same, married 2 March or by another story, 2 April 1668, Rachel Barnes, daughter of William Barnes, had several children as a careful handwriter in Genealogical Registrar X. 184, whose pen gives no names but Thomas, born 15 November 1676; but this son perpetuated the successor. He was a freeman 1690.

WILLIAM SARGENT, WILLIAM SEARGEANT, WILLIAM SERGEANT, WILLIAM SERGENT, or WILLIAM SERJENT, Ipswich, one of the first settlers March 1633, when John Winthrop, junior planted there, and shortly after joined to settle Newbury, and with Reverend Stephen Bachilor, began Hampton plantation 1638, loving the pioneer's life so much, Coffin says, as to help build Amesbury, and there he found his final rest, about 1673, aged 75. His wife was Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of John Perkins, and children Thomas, born 11 June 1643; William, 2 January 1646; Mary; Elizabeth, 22 November 1648; and Sarah, 29 February 1652. His will, of 1671, names wife and children Thomas, William, Mary, wife of Philip Challis, and her children William, Elizabeth, Mary, Philip, and Watson, besides his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Colby, and her children Dorothy and Elizabeth, and his brother-in-law Thomas Bradbury, who had married the sister of his wife.

WILLIAM SARGENT, WILLIAM SEARGEANT, WILLIAM SERGEANT, WILLIAM SERGENT, or WILLIAM SERJENT, Charlestown 1638, administered to the church 10 March 1639, as was, on the next Sunday, his wife Sarah, may be the freeman of 22 May following. Had John, baptized 8 December 1639; Ruth, born 25 October 1642; Samuel, 3 March 1645; and, perhaps, others. Farmer thought him the preacher at Malden 1648-50, of who slight mention is seen in Jonson's W.W. Providences, Book III. cap. 7; yet as the minister is not named by Mather, he might be supposed to have gone home, but he was never ordained acting only as lay preacher.This William had long puzzled me much, but my final inferrence was that he removed to Barnstable, where he succeeded famous John Lothrop in the pulpit, and where a will of one William Sargent, 9 March 1680, names wife Sarah, sons John and Samuel, daughters Ruth Bourne (who had been widow of Jonathan Winslow of Marshfield, married Richard Bourne of Sandwich, July 1677, and had third husband John Chipman of the same town), and Hannah Felch, besides grandson Samuel Bill, whose mother Elizabeth had been widow Nichols, when she married 14 June 1653, Thomas Bill; but his daughter Elizabeth must have been born in England and she died 5 March 1658. Abundant proof of all this is obtained by the diligence of Aaron Sargent of the eighth generation with success admirably exhibited in the family Genealogy printed 1858. Hannah married Henry Felch of Reading.

WILLIAM SARGENT, WILLIAM SEARGEANT, WILLIAM SERGEANT, WILLIAM SERGENT, or WILLIAM SERJENT, Gloucester, had grant of land 1649, married 10 September 1651, Abigail Clark, daughter of Edmund Clark, had John, born 1653; Andrew, 1655; William, 16 August 1658; Samuel, 22 March 1662; Nathaniel, 30 October 1663, died soon; Abigail, 8 May 1660; Nathaniel, again, 1671; Joseph, 27 March 1675; and Mary, 24 November 1678, was Representative 1671; and 1, and his wife died 8 March 1711, aged 79. He died 19 February 1717, aged 92. Abigail married 15 June 1682, the second William Stevenson

WILLIAM SARGENT, WILLIAM SEARGEANT, WILLIAM SERGEANT, WILLIAM SERGENT, or WILLIAM SERJENT, Amesbury, son of William Sargent of the same, took oath of fidelity 20 December 1677, married 23 September 1668, of Anthony Colby, had William, and, probably several more children.

WILLIAM SARGENT, WILLIAM SEARGEANT, WILLIAM SERGEANT, WILLIAM SERGENT, or WILLIAM SERJENT, Gloucester, called second to distinguish him from the other, was born in Bristol, England, married 21 June 1678, Mary Duncah, daughter of Peter Duncan, had FitzWilliam, born 6 January 1680; and Mary, 19 December 1681; Andrew, 1683; Daniel, 1686; Jordan, 1688; Epes, 1690, the ancestry of most of the distinguished men of this name; Ann, 1692; Samuel, 1694, died young; FitzJohn, 1696, died soon; one, with an out of the way name, 1699, died the same year; Jabez, 1700, died the same year; FitzWilliam, 1701; and Winthrop, 1704;

WILLIAM SARGENT, WILLIAM SEARGEANT, WILLIAM SERGEANT, WILLIAM SERGENT, or WILLIAM SERJENT, Gloucester, son of the first William Sargent of the same, married 26 October 1681, Naomi Stanwood, perhaps daughter of Philip Stanwood, who died 13 March 1702, and he married 14 September 1703, Hannah Short, perhaps daughter of the second Henry Short; and by the two wives, he had eleven children, but Babson mentioned no names, and thinks he removed before 1721. Gladly would I learn, who was father of that Nathaniel Sargent, graduate at Harvard 1707, by the catalogue marked as died 1762, for to him Stephen Glover of Gloucester gave all his property, required that he should be "bred up to learn."Of this name eighteen had been, in 1843, graduates at Harvard, nine at Dartmouth, and two at Yale.




BENEDICT SATTERLY, or BENEDICT SHATTERLY, New London, there lived but few years, died about 1689; leaving perhaps, a son and two daughters Sarah, who married Joseph Wickham of Killingworth; and Rebecca, married Joseph Swasey of Long Island



THOMAS SAULE, New Haven, or some part of that Colony 1639.


CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS, sometimes CHRISTOPHER SANDERS, Windsor 1671, came short time before as seems probable, had Daniel, who died 22 December 1675, at 11 days old; Susanna, born 20 November 1676; Daniel, again 27 October 1678; and Elizabeth, 30 April 1681; and it may be he was unsuccessful in trade, and removed to Rehoboth, for one of this name was there 1690.

DANIEL SAUNDERS, sometimes DANIEL SANDERS, Cambridge, died 27 February 1640, and no more is known of him.

EDWARD SAUNDERS, sometimes EDWARD SANDERS, Portsmouth 1639, may be the man punished at Watertown, 1654, for abuse of Ruth Parsons. See Colony record III. 364.

GEORGE SAUNDERS, sometimes GEORGE SANDERS, Windsor, brother of Christopher Saunders, propounded for a freeman 1667, when he was Ensign at Killingworth, married before 1675, Mary Saxton, daughter of George Saxton, had George, perhaps by former wife, old enough at least to be taxed with his father 1675; and died 16 November 1690, leaving Mary, then 13 years old, and Abiah, about 6.

GEORGE SAUNDERS, sometimes GEORGE SANDERS, Windsor, brother of Christopher Saunders, according to Stiles, 770, removed to Simsbury, married 17 December 1691, Abigail Bissell, perhaps daughter of Nathaniel Bissell, who Stiles prints Russell, had, he says, Hannah, born 23 May previous, and he died 5 December 1697. Very much confusion about this name exists, and it may not be wholly dissipation by reducing two Georges to one.

JAMES SAUNDERS, sometimes JAMES SANDERS, Haverhill, took the oath of allegiance 1677.

JOHN SAUNDERS, sometimes JOHN SANDERS, Weymouth 1622, sent by Weston as Governor or overseer of his plantation. Gave up next year the undertaking and probably went home.

JOHN SAUNDERS, sometimes JOHN SANDERS, probably at Ipswich 1635, a freeman 25 May 1636, was permitted with Samuel Dudley and others, to found Colchester, soon called Salisbury, perhaps was father of that Sarah, who married 3 April 1641, Robert Pike of son.

JOHN SAUNDERS, sometimes JOHN SANDERS of Newbury several years later, might be thought her father, and even it might seem that these two were only one man. But he of Salisbury had wife Esther Rolfe, daughter of John Rolfe, and by her had Esther, born 5 September 1639; John, 1 July 1641, who died in few weeks; Ruth, 16 December 1642; and John, again, 10 December 1644; and he went home, owned an estate in Wiltshire leaving his brother-in-law Richard Dole of Newbury, his attorney.To prevent confusion of the two Johns, we may further note, that one of the name came in the Confidence of London, aged 25, husbandman of Longford, also in County Wilts, with wife Sarah, embarked at Southampton 24 April 1638; and if we accept him as the John to whom (with wife Sarah) Coffin gives children Sarah, born 20 August 1647; Mary, 12 June 1649; Abigail, 12 April 1651, Joseph, 1653, died soon; and Elizabeth, 26 January 1655; we may feel sure that Pike's wife was not his daughter.It may indeed seem that she might have been sister of either of the two.

JOHN SAUNDERS, sometimes JOHN SANDERS, Salem 1637, member of the church, had married a daughter of the first Joseph Grafton, in his will of 28 October 1642, probated December 1643, mentioned son John, and father Grafton Saunders.

JOHN SAUNDERS, sometimes JOHN SANDERS, Wells 1645, had been of Hampton before 1643, was a freeman 1653, Lieutenant 1658, and of that grand jury 1660, then called senior. His will, of 13 June 1670, probated 3 August following, names wife Ann and son Thomas, to whom the homestead was given to son John, a thousand acres 8 or 9 miles "above Cape Porpus river falls." which means, I judge, the Saco river, and to all the residual of his children equal share.The whole estate was £139.

JOHN SAUNDERS, sometimes JOHN SANDERS, Braintree, perhaps son of Martin Saunders, born in England, married 9 October or 8 November 1650, Mary Munjoy, sister of George Munjoy the first, had Mary, born 12 December 1653; John, 23 November 1657, died in few days; Judith, 28 February 1663, died very soon; Rachel, 4 February died in few days; Judith, again, 23 January 1665, died very soon; and John, 1 September 1669.

JOHN SAUNDERS, sometimes JOHN SANDERS, Salem, married 5 November 1661, Hannah Pickman, probably daughter of Nathaniel Pickman, had Hannah, born 15 March 1663, who died at 9 years; John, 22 October 1665; James, 23 September 1667; Nathaniel, 2 July 1670; Joseph, 21 August 1673, died next year; and Elizabeth, 28 August 1678.

JOHN SAUNDERS, sometimes JOHN SANDERS, Billerica 1679.

JOHN SAUNDERS, sometimes JOHN SANDERS, perhaps of Salem, and possibly son of John Saunders of the same, married 14 September 1688; Return Shattuck, daughter of Samuel Shattuck, who recorded that name on accommodation of happy coming from England of her father in 1662, before her birth with royal rescript for lenity to the Quakers.

JOSEPH SAUNDERS, sometimes JOSEPH SANDERS, Dover 1656, was killed by the Indians in the night between 27 and 28 June 1689 at the same time, says Mr. Quint, when Waldron's garrison house was destroyed.

MARTIN SAUNDERS, sometimes MARTIN SANDERS, Boston, currier, came in the Planter from London, in the spring of 1635, aged 40, with wife Rachel, 40, and children Leah, 10; Judith, 8; and Martin, 4; besides Mary, probably older than either. Here his wife joined our church 8 November of that year but as they lived at the Braintree plantation he was one of the founders of that church; kept the inn in 1639, was administered a freeman 13 March 1640. His daughter Judith died 7 July 1651, and his wife died 15 September following. For second wife he took, 23 May 1654, Elizabeth Bancroft, widow of Roger, and died 4 August 1658, having made his will 5 July preceding.His widow married Deacon John Bridge of Cambridge, and had fourth husband Edward Taylor; daughter Mary married before 1641, Francis Eliot; Leah, married perhaps, Robert Parmenter; and another daughter Rachel, is also given to Parmenter.

MARTIN SAUNDERS, sometimes MARTIN SANDERS, Braintree, son of the preceding, brought from England by his father, was a freeman 1621, and married 1 April of the same year Lydia Hardier, daughter of Richard Hardier; had Joseph, who died 17 May 1667; Joseph, again, born 3 October 1657; Elizabeth, 2 October 1663; Jonathan, 3 November 1672, baptized 5 January following died soon; and Lydia, born 17 February 1675, died at 2 years; and he died 4 September 1706, aged 78. Elizabeth married 3 November 1680, Solomon Veazie.

ROBERT SAUNDERS, sometimes ROBERT SANDERS, Cambridge 1636, artillery company 1638, a freeman 23 May 1639, removed it is thought to Boston soon, and after to Dorchester, where, in 1680, he was a poor man.

TOBIAS SAUNDERS, sometimes TOBIAS SANDERS, Taunton 1643, removed to Newport, there was one of the freeman In 1655, and of Stonington 1669, yet on the Rhode Island side of the river now Westerly, and had to sustain many years the claim against Connecticut usurpation. His wife was Mary Clark, daughter of the first Joseph Clark of Newport.

WILLIAM SAUNDERS, sometimes WILLIAM SANDERS, Hampton, a carpenter, had been in this country 2 or 3 years before he went to plantation there, September 1638, with Reverend Stephen Bachiler and others. Of this name, often spelled without u, Farmer says, eight had, in 1829, been graduates at New England colleges of whom six were of Harvard.


BENJAMIN SAUNDERS, Watertown, son of Robert Saunders, by wife Mary, had Mary, born 29 November 1677; and Bond tells no more.

EDWARD SAUNDERS, Watertown, married 15 October 1645, Mary Eggleston, by Bond thought to be eldest daughter of Bigod, but he was not (for that daughter was only 4 years old), and probably was his sister, had Jonathan, born 15 September 1646; and Esther, called strangely a young person, when baptized 20 March 1687, Bond construed the phrase to mean only unmarried. But he may have had other children before or after removing to Cambridge, and perhaps, went home. In the vicinity of Watertown numerous descendants are found.

HENRY SAUNDERS, Sandwich 1643.

JONATHAN SAUNDERS, Watertown, son of Edward Saunders, perhaps the only one, married 24 October 1669, Abia Bartlett, youngest daughter of Thomas Bartlett of Watertown, had Abia and Jonathan, twins born 28 October 1673; Thomas, 10 March 1675; John, 25 March 1677; Benjamin, 28 May 1679; Samuel, 28 May 1681; Edward 3 March 1684; and Hannah, 31 May, baptized at Watertown 14 July 1689; was constable 1695, selectman, and Deacon many years. His wife died 13 September 1723, and he died 3 September 1735.

JOSEPH SAUNDERS, Boston, son perhaps, of Robert Saunders the first, by wife Mary, had Mary, born 6 July 1666.

JOSEPH SAUNDERS, Groton, son of William Saunders, married 30 July 1714, Sarah Page, daughter of Samuel Page of Concord, had David, born 5 September 1715; Sarah, 19 January 1717; William, 17 July 1718; Hannah, 5 April 1720; Joseph, 17 March 1722, died soon; Susanna, 18 May 1723; Gideon, 19 February 1725; Joseph, again, 5 March 1727; Sarah, again, 15 October 1729; and John, 13 December 1731.

ROBERT SAUNDERS, Hampton 1638, a freeman 7 September 1639, by wife Lydia, had Mary, baptized 27 October 1639; removed to Watertown 1642, probably after marrying Mary, widow of John Cross of Hampton, and had Joseph, born 1 January 1643; Benjamin, baptized 29 July 1649; Sarah, 19 January 1651; Robert, perhaps 3 October 1652; and John, who died 17 September 1658; removed next year to Boston, and was partner in gainful business, with John Hull, the night master. He had, also, eldest child by first wife, perhaps born in England, Lydia, who was married (by Governor Bellingham), 13 December 1654, to Thomas Jones; but as no more is told of either of the young couple, I conjecture they went to England.He had second wife Elizabeth, was Deacon and died 7 October 1693, not 6, as Farmer gave it.By his will, of 18 July, probated 20 October, his wife was made executrix, and in her will of 15 September 1694, probayrf 21 November 1695, is evident proof, that children and grandchildren named in the will of her husband were not his, but hers.No blood relative of his, except brother Edward Saunders, and son Robert Saunders can with confidence be found in his own will.

ROBERT SAUNDERS, Cambridge, son of the preceding, by wife Elizabeth, had Joseph, born 10 October 1684; and he took second wife in Boston, 21 December 1693, Sarah Crow.

WILLIAM SAUNDERS, Watertown, perhaps son of the first Robert Saunders, says Bond, but probably was not, old enough to swear fidelity. By wife Sarah, married 18 December 1666, had John, born 13 October 1667; Sarah, 17 March 1669; William, 6 September 1670; Mary, 30 November 1671; Hannah, 3 May 1674, at Groton, where he was driven next year again to Watertown, and had Lydia, 21 April 1679; and Joseph, 28 August 1680.

WILLIAM SAUNDERS, Watertown, son of the preceding, married 14 May 1702, Abigail Traine, daughter of John Traine, who died soon; and he married (if Bond has right dates) 14 May 1704, Ann Shattuck, daughter of Philip Shattuck, had Lydia, born 17 December following; William, 10 April 1706; and removed to Sudbury, there had Amos; Isaac; and, Barry says, others. This name is sometimes abbreviated of its last syllable and often is without u.


EBENEZER SAVAGE, Boston, son of the first Thomas Savage, was of artillery company 1682, married Martha Allen, daughter of Captain Bozoan Allen, had Mary, born 15, baptized 19 August 1683, and he died next year.

EDWARD SAVAGE, Dorchester, if it be truly given 1664, as signing the petition to the General Court in vindication of our liberties. See History of Dorchester 200. But I doubt the name is wrong, and the writer in Genealogical Registrar V. 395, gives the same list, in which this is November 40, when he after published accommodation of all the subscribers to that document on page 465, omits him. Of such a man in other connection nothing is known and the same history 38, gathered 134 first settlers of the town, includes but one Edward, and his surname was Raymond.

EPHRAIM SAVAGE, Boston, son of the first Thomas Savage, by wife Mary Quincy, eldest daughter of the second Edmund Quincy of Braintree, had Mary, born 19 November 1671, died soon; Mary, again, 8, baptized 13 April 1673; John Savage, 30 November baptized 6 December 1674, Harvard College 1694; and Hannah, 7, baptized 13 August 1676, who died early. By second wife married 26 February 1678, Sarah Hough, daughter of Reverend Samuel Hough of Reading, had Sarah, born 27 October following. As by records of Boston and Roxbury both; Mary, 10 November 1680; Richard, 15 baptized 17 September 1682; Elizabeth, 8, baptized 11 January 1685; and Hannah, again, 17 January 1687, when the mother died.For third wife Elizabeth Norton, widow of Timothy Symmes, daughter of Captain Francis Norton of Charlestown, the ceremomy of marriage 12 April 1688, was performed by Reverend Charles Morton, being, one of the earliest instances of clerical not civil officiated, but this was during the period of Andros's usurpation.She died 13 April 1710, and for fourth wife he married 8 January 1713, Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Abraham Brown of Boston, widow of Peter Butler of the same; but had no issue by the two later wives, and all the children by the first wife died young; but of the second wife three daughters were married and lived long. He was a freeman 1672, artillery company 1674, its Captain 1683, and was many years town clerk. And in that period the records were carefully kept, except when he was engaged with his father in Philip's war, and served in the unhappy expedition of Sir William Phips, 1690, then having command of one of the fleet, was Representative 1703 and six years more, and took the head of a Company of the force drafters and sent on service to Nova Scotia in the abortive campaign, 1707. He died 1731, his will of 3 December 1730, probated 22 March following, gives to widow Elizabeth and to each of her three children a gold ring, besides remembering his daughters Sarah, wife of Joshua Wells, Mary, wife of Zechary Trescott, who had been wife of Bernard Jenkins, and Hannah, wife of Parmenter, who had been wife of John Butler, perhaps son of the wife of her father.

HABIJAH SAVAGE, Boston, eldest brother of the preceding, married 8 May 1661, Hannah Tyng, daughter of Captain Edward Tyng, had Joseph, born 15 August 1662, died soon; Thomas, 17 August 1664 (a freeman of 1690, who died 3 March 1721, and progenitor of the family In Charlestown, South Carolina); Hannah and Mary, twins 27 August 1667; was a freeman 1665, artillery company, Captain of a Company, but died on trade in Barbados, 1669.Male descent failed here, but his son both diffused the blood; Hannah, by marriage with Reverend Nathaniel Gookin of Cambridge, and Mary, by marriage with Reverend Thomas Weld of Dunstable.

HENRY SAVAGE, Haverhill 1644, may be the man who married Elizabeth Walford, daughter of Thomas Walford of Portsmouth.

JOHN SAVAGE, Middletown, a freeman 1654, married 10 February 1652, Elizabeth Dubbin, at Hartford, if we may rely on the delightful volume of "Hartford in the olden time;" to which objection is raised on reading the record in Genealogical Registrar XIII. 142, of marriage of the same wife on the same day to James Wakely.However the children given to him (whoever was his wife) are John, born 2 December 1652; Elizabeth, 3 June 1665; Sarah, 30 July 1657; Thomas, 10 September 1659, died soon; Hannah, 6 or 16 April 1661, died next month; Mary, 25 June 1663; Abigail, 10 July 1666; William, 26 April 1668; Nathaniel, 7 May 1671; Rachel, 15 April 1673; and Hannah, again, 16 July 1676; and he died 6 March 1685. His will, of 22 November preceding, names three sons and six daughters living, and his estate was good.Mary married 1 April 1686, as second wife John Whitmore; and Abigail married 14 April 1687, Edward Shepard.

JOHN SAVAGE, Rehoboth, married 16 May 1668, Sarah Bowen, perhaps daughter of Richard Bowen of the same, had Elizabeth, born 1673, died soon; Sarah, 10 March 1674; Elizabeth again, 11 January 1676; and Mary, 5 June 1678; and died 22 August of that year. His widow married 29 September 1681, Joseph Brooman, if Colony record gives the name right.

JOHN SAVAGE, Nantucket 1672, drawn thither by the generous offer for settlement as printed in Genealogical Registrar XIII. 311, had Susanna, born 23 March 1673; and John, 24 June 1674; but, perhaps, he removed and may have been of Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1689-1732.

JOHN SAVAGE, Chatham, was constable 1681, as Plymouth record tells.

JOHN SAVAGE, Middletown, eldest son of John Savage of the same, married 30 May 1682, Mary Ranney, daughter of Thomas Ranney of the same, had John, born 20 February 1683, died in few days; Thomas, 21 August 1684; John, again, 30 January 1686, died in few months; John, again, 7 August 1688; Mary, 11 February 1691; William, late in July 1693; Elizabeth, 1696; Abigail, December 1698, died at 3 months; Sarah, late in September 1700; Rachel, 15 January 1704; and Mercy, or this may be Mary, again, 10 April 1706; as a Captain, and died 31 October 1726.His widow died 19 August 1734.

NATHANIEL SAVAGE, Middletown, youngest son of the first John Savage of the same, married 3 November 1696, Esther Ranney, daughter of Thomas Ranney, had Esther; Nathaniel, who died soon; Abigail; Susanna; Mary; Elizabeth; John; and Nathaniel, again; and died 4 January 1735. His widow died 1 April 1750, aged 76.

PEREZ SAVAGE, Boston, son of the first Thomas Savage, Ensign of Moseley's Company "a noble, heroic youth," as the great Indians warrior, Captain Church marks him, badly wounded at Swansey in the first week of Philip's war, 29 June 1675, and again wounded in the hard swamp fight, 19 December following where the concentration power of the enemy was broken when he was Lieutenant of the same corps.He was never married and might have been omitted in this place, but for the events of his life, and chiefly the curious incident grows out of his wills. Before going to London, from which he carried on trade to Spain, he made will, 8 September 1690, named brothers Thomas (made executor), Ephraim, and Benjamin, with sister Hannah Sylvester, Mary Thacher, Dyonisia Ravenscroft, and Sarah Higginson, gives to each £10, to Thomas, widow sister Thacher's son who accompied him in his voyages, £50, and residence of his property to oldest surviving brother Thomas. This was probated 18 April 1695, after his death at Mequinez, in Barbary, had been ascertained.See volume XIII of probate records.Contributed to redeem from the Turks him and his nephew Thacher, as well as many others, had in former rrs. been made, as for more, in later years by general concert of town and country churches and for young Thacher they were not too late. But in, the Prerogatative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, at London, 11 May 1702, was brought in a later will of 24 May 1694, by the same testament "made in my sick bed" at Mequinez, whereby (after small money presents to Robert Carver, or Carew, and four others, probably is companion in the sad slavery, to who one of the two witnesses was the same Carver), all his property in hands of Richard Hill of Cadiz, merchant or in London, or in New England is bequeathed to the nephew then under 21 years old, his companion, I suppose, in that Algerine misery. This instrumemt may be read in volume XVII. together with revocation by our Judge Addington, 10 November 1708, of the former administration grant by Judge Stoughton, when about had been the Reg.But in volume XVIII subsequently proceeded moving in the Court of Arches, before Sir Charles Hedges, by Elizabeth, widow of Thomas, executor of the Boston will, who was aunt of the devisee in the Barbary will, show a reversal of the former decree in support of the Mequinez will, and set up the right of the appellant under the Boston will, perhaps with concurrence of Thacher. All may read the curious law Latin abbreviated.Mr. Justice Story, of the U.S. Supreme Court once asked me, if the form England proceedings in litigation testamentory cases were to be seen in our country, and the year after his death I could have answered his desire.

THOMAS SAVAGE, Boston, merchant son of William Savage of Taunton, County Somerset, blacksmith, where the name prevails in the parish register for the whole reign of Elizabeth, had been apprentice at Merchant Tailors, London, as the Company record prove, in the 18th year of James, 9 January 1621, came in the Planter from London, April 1635, aged 27, was administered of the church January, and a freeman 25 May following, artillery company 1637.He married about 1637, Faith Hutchinson, daughter of William Hutchinson, and for receiving the revelation of her mother or entertained the opinion of Reverend John Wheelwright, he was disarmed November of that year, and driven to unite with Governor Coddington and others in purchase of Rhode Island where in 1638 he settled but for short time. Returning to Boston, he had Habijah Savage, before mentioned, born 1, baptized 12 August 1638, Harvard College 1659; Thomas, baptized 17 May 1640, thought by stupid town record copy (original long lost,) not born before 28 of that month; Hannah, 28 June, baptized 2 July 1643; Ephraim Savage, baptized 27, about six days old, says church record (when the copy of town record makes him born 2 July) 1645, Harvard College 1662; Mary, baptized 6 June 1647; Dyonisia, 30 December 1649, one day old, the two last not on town book; Perez, born 17, bapt 22 February 1652, idly called a daughter on record of the church.The mother died 20 February the same week, and he married 15 September following Mary Symmes, daughter of Reverend Zechariah Symmes of Charlestown, had eleven more children: Sarah, born 25, baptized 26 June following; Richard, baptized 27 August 1654, not found among the births yet recorded as died 22 September of next year on town list; Samuel, born 16, baptized 25 November 1656, died August following; Samuel, again, 22 August 1657, died very soon; Zechariah, baptized 4 July 1658, not found on town's list; Ebenezer, 22, baptized 27 May 1660; John, 15, baptized 18 August 1661; Benjamin, baptized 12 October 1662, but not found on town's list; Arthur, 26, baptized 28 February 1664; Elizabeth, born 8 November 1667, died very soon; and Elizabeth again, 24, baptized 28 February 1669; and I believe, no descendants has equally that number of children. He was Captain of artillery company 1651, and some later years Representative 1654, and several years more for Boston, besides various years for Hingham and Andover, speaker, 1659, 60, 71, 7, and 8, had children. Commander of the forces in Philip's war at its opening, and served with reputation East and West, chosen Assistant 1680, to his death 14 February 1682. His will, of 28 June 1675, the day of marching to Philip's war, was so well arranged that in the residence of his life no change was suggested and it was probated 9 March 1682. The sermon on his death by Williard, of Old South church was printed and a copy was held by John Farmer of Concord, until he preferred with his usual liberality, to bestow it on me. His widow married Anthony Stoddard; and four of the daughters (three by the first wife) were married. The eldest, Hannah, 21 October 1660, to Benjamin Gillam, and next, to Giles Sylvester; Mary, to Thomas Thacher, son of the Reverend Thomas Thacher, first minister of the Old South or 3rd child in the formation of Weymouth, and bringing the pastor from Weymouth to Boston. Her father was much engaged and she, as his widow outlived him more than forty-four years,Died 22 July 1730; Dyonisia married Samuel Ravenscroft, and Sarah married 9 October 1672, John Higginson of Salem.

THOMAS SAVAGE, Boston, son of the preceding, married about 1664, Elizabeth Scottow, daughter of Joshua Scottow, had Thomas, born 20 July 1665, died soon; Thomas, again, 2 August 1668, baptized 19 June 1670;Scottow, 4, baptized 12 February 1671; Habijah, 10, baptized 13 September 1674; Elizabeth, 4, baptized 5 August 1677; Arthur, 29 March baptized 4 April 1680; Faith, 11, baptized 13 August 1682, died soon; Faith, again, 3, baptized 7 October 1683; and Lydia, 6, baptized 12 September 1686; was of artillery company 1665, served short time in Philip's war, was a freeman 1690, in which year headed one of the three regiments for the wild expedition of Sir William Phips against Quebec, and was the first field officer that landed.Of that brief and blasted campaign, sufficient account may be read in a letter from him to his brother Perez in London, that was by his majesty's officer licensed and printed April 1691. See 2 Massachusetts history Collection III. 256.He died 2 July 1705, and his widow died 29 August 1715.

WILLIAM SAVAGE, Middletown, son of the first John Savage, by wife Christian, married 6 May 1696, had Sarah, and died 25 January 1727. Of this name, thirteen, all descendants of the first Thomas Savage, had been graduates at Harvard in 1854, and four at Yale.


BENJAMIN SAVIL, BENJAMIN SAVEL, BENJAMIN SAVILS, or BENJAMIN SAVALLS, Braintree, son of William Savil the first, had wife Lydia, and was living 13 December 1700, named in the will of his brother Samuel Savil.

EDWARD SAVIL, EDWARD SAVEL, EDWARD SAVILS, or EDWARD SAVALLS, Weymonth, had Obadiah, born 20 July 1640.

JOHN SAVIL, JOHN SAVEL, JOHN SAVILS, or JOHN SAVALLS, Braintree, son of William Savil the first, may have been at Woburn, when a freeman 1684. His will, of 8 November 1687, probated 2 February 1691, names wife Mehitable, son John, and Mehitable.

SAMUEL SAVIL, SAMUEL SAVEL, SAMUEL SAVILS, or SAMUEL SAVALLS, Woburn, perhaps brother of the preceding, a freeman 1684, yet it may be probable that neither was of Woburn but of Braintree.He married 10 April 1672, Hannah Adams, eldest daughter of the first Joseph Adams, had Hannah, born 13 July 1674; Abigail, 14 February 1678; William and Deborah, twins 19 February 1680, both probably died early; Bethia, 17 October 1681; besides eldest son Samuel, and later born John, Sarah, and Mary, named in his will of 13 December 1700, as well as their mother who was named executrix until Samuel attained full age. He died 14 December 1700.

WILLIAM SAVIL, WILLIAM SAVEL, WILLIAM SAVILS, or WILLIAM SAVALLS, Braintree 1640, by wife Hannah, had John, born 22 April 1642; Samuel, 30 October 1643; Benjamin, 28 October 1645; and William, 17 July 1652; besides daughters Hannah, 11 March 1648; and Sarah, 1 October 1654, but the last of each sex was by second wife married 9 August 1655, Sarah Gamitt, as the record has it, who by Mr. Vinton, 311, is read Jarmill, and in neither form is accessibe to any search of mine, yet in his will of 18 February 1669 made executrix.Vexation from contradictory record is frequent in these inquiries and much refinement will be needed to reconcile that married as printed in Genealogical Registrar XII. 347, with the births in same volume 110 and XI. 334, "evidently the second wife's children" says Vinton, 298.His widow married 5 September 1670, Thomas Faxon, and died 1697.

WILLIAM SAVIL, WILLIAM SAVEL, WILLIAM SAVILS, or WILLIAM SAVALLS, Braintree, son of the preceding, married 1 January 1680, Deborah Faxon, daughter of Thomas Faxon the second, and had second wife Experience Quincy, youngest daughter of the second Edmund Quincy, and died early in 1700.He served in brave Captain Johnson's Company December 1675, but Genealogical Registrar VIII. 242, makes him Stable. Only from his will of 31 January probated 7 March following in whose wife is made executrix until his eldest son William should be of age, do we learn names of other children Joseph, Benjamin, Deborah, and Judith; by which wife or when born respectively is unknown.Yet I venture to conjecture that the last named alone was by the Quincy wife who outlived him six or seven years.His brothers Samuel and Benjamin also are mentioned in that instrument.


ANTHONY SAVORY, ANTHONY SAVORIE, or ANTHONY SAVARY, Dartmouth 1686, then a townsman, may not be the one by Farmer said to come, 1640, from Slade, in Devonshire, with Thomas Savory. Yet no such place was found by me.But if Thomas be he so unfavorably mentioned in our Colony record I. 248, sub an. 1638 referred to the Court at Ipswich for one offence, and Ib. 297, sentenced to be whipped for another, 1640, and sold as a slave, our ignorance may not be lament.

ROBERT SAVORY, ROBERT SAVORIE, or ROBERT SAVARY, Newbury, married 8 December 1656, Mary, widow of William Mitchell, had Sarah, born 12 November following; William, 15 September 1659; Samuel, 18 March 1662; Richard, 20 January 1664; and Robert, 8 August 1666.

SAMUEL SAVORY, SAMUEL SAVORIE, or SAMUEL SAVARY, Plymouth, perhaps son of Thomas Savory of the same, was after at Rochester, there had Mary, born 3 January 1678; Judah, 10 January 1680; Susanna, 19 May 1690; and Samuel, 16 November 1695; perhaps more children.

THOMAS SAVORY, THOMAS SAVORIE, or THOMAS SAVARY, Plymouth, was in that service under Howland at Kennebeck, in April 1634, when one of his company was killed by Hocking, who was forthwith killed by the Plymouth men. See the evidence in Genealogical Registrar IX. 80, and full relations by the Governors Bradford of Plymouth and Winthrop of Massachusetts. He was, I suppose, of Plymouth in 1643, had Moses, born 22 January 1650, died soon; Samuel, 4 June 1651; Jonathan, or Thomas, 4 March 1653, Mary, 7 April 1654; and, perhaps, others.Either he or his son Thomas is remembered in the will of Timothy Hatherley, September 1664.

THOMAS SAVORY, THOMAS SAVORIE, or THOMAS SAVARY, a passenger in the Mary and John from London, with William Savory, perhaps his brother perhaps father, or having taken oath of supremacy and allegiance 24 March 1634, may have sat down first at Ipswich, but on our side of the sea was of narrower, perhaps, or wider faith than his fellows, and so driven to Newport 1639, perhaps next to Sandwich, unless the Plymouth man had right to that place.

THOMAS SAVORY, THOMAS SAVORIE, or THOMAS SAVARY, Scituate, son perhaps of Thomas Savory of Plymouth, was in the employment of Hatherley, and a dozen years after death of Hatherley was killed by the Indians 26 March 1676, as one of the Company of Captain Peirce.He was unmarried.

WILLIAM SAVORY, WILLIAM SAVORIE, or WILLIAM SAVARY, that fellow-passenger withThomas Savory from London, 1634, in the Mary and John, it is equally hard to follow any footstep.


JOHN SAWDY, Boston, cordwainer, by wife Ann, had Elizabeth, born 15 October 1654; Mary, 24 October 1656; John, 14 October 1658, died young; Joseph, 5 December 1660; Benjamin, 7 August 1663; John, again, April 1666.


JOHN SAWIN, Watertown 1641, son of Robert Sawin of Boxford, County Suffolk was probably brought from England by his mother Abigail, a widow, sold his estate at home in 1651, was a freeman 1652, married Abigail Munning, daughter of George Munning, had John, whose birth is not told; Munning 4 April 1655; and Thomas, 27 September 1657. He married second wife 16 February 1667, Judith Pierce, youngest child of Anthony Pierce, as Bond tells, 423; but my suspicion is very strong, that the marriage was with John Sawin, the son, for she was under 17 years at that time, and page 932, he gives countenance to that conjecture for he makes John junior having wife of that name. He was selectman 1664 and 72, and died 2 September 1690.

MUNNING SAWIN, Watertown, son of the preceding, married 15 or 18 December 1681, Sarah Stone, eldest daughter of Deacon John Stone, had Sarah, born 25 May 1684; Abigail, 27 November 1686; John, 13 August 1689; Joseph, 1 March 1692, died young; Mary, 14 February 1695; George, 2 April 1697; Samuel, 7 February 1700; Deborah, 5 September 1702; Elizabeth, 6 May 1705; Joseph, again, 27 November 1707; and Mercy, June 1710, wh died next year.He was many years town clerk, Treasurer and selectman, and died 8 November 1722.

THOMAS SAWIN, Sherborn, brother of the preceding, married 23 January 1685, Deborah Rice, daughter of Matthew Rice, had Ruth, born 24 July 1686; John, 26 June 1689; besides Deborah, 4 April 1696, and perhaps, others.


WILLIAM SAWKYN, came July 1635, a passenger aged 25, in the Defence from London; but no more is told of him.


SAWTELL, SARTELL, SATTELL. or SAUTELL, Watertown, son of Richard Sawtell of the same, a weaver, by wife Susanna Randall, daughter of John Randall, had Susanna, baptized 8 October 1687; Richard, 21 April 1689; Mary, who died 13 April 1696; Elizabeth, baptized 8 October 1699; and Mary, again, 6 October 1700.


JONATHAN SAWTELL, JONATHAN SARTELL, JONATHAN SATTELL. or JONATHAN SAUTELL, Groton, brother of Enoch Sawtell, by wife Mary, married 3 July 1665, had Mary, born 16 October 1667; Elizabeth 3 February 1669; Hannah, 6 October 1670; Abigail, 5 March 1672; Sarah, 24 February 1674; Jonathan, 6 April 1676; and his wife died in few days after. He was administered a freeman 1672, and died 6 January 1691;

OBADIAH SAWTELL, OBADIAH SARTELL, OBADIAH SATTELL. or OBADIAH SAUTELL, Groton, eldest brother of the preceding, by wife Hannah Lawrence, daughter of George Lawrence, had Abigail, born 13 March 1666; and probably Obadiah.

RICHARD SAWTELL, RICHARD SARTELL, RICHARD SATTELL. or RICHARD SAUTELL, Watertown 1636, had Elizabeth, born 1 May 1638, who probably died before her father; Jonathan, 24 August 1639; Mary, 19 November 1640.; Hannah, 10 December 1642; and Zechariah, 25 July 1645, unless the last figure be wrong; besides Enoch, John, Ruth, and Bethia; was one of the early proprietors of Groton, and town clerk there, perhaps driven back to Watertown by Indians, and there died 21 August 1694; in his will of 16 May 1692, names Elizabeth, who died 18 October after him, and children Obadiah, Enoch, Bethia, John, Hannah, who had married 13 July 1665, Increase Winn, and Ruth, who had married 9 March 1677, John Hewes, besides children of son Jonathan, of son Zechariah, and of daughter Mary Sterling.

THOMAS SAWTELL, THOMAS SARTELL, THOMAS SATTELL. or THOMAS SAUTELL, Boston, brother of the preceding, on administration of the church 17 April 1647, called "one of our teachers servants" a freeman 1649, when the word is by Shurtleff or Pulcifer in Colony record II. gives Sacetell, who must be an impossible name, but Sawtell by Paige; died unmarried 14 July 1651, or at least, made that day his nuncupative will, probated 18 November following.

ZECHARIAH SAWTELL, ZECHARIAH SARTELL, ZECHARIAH SATTELL. or ZECHARIAH SAUTELL Groton, son of Richard Sawtell, married at Boston, April 1668, Elizabeth Harris, perhaps daughter of Robert Harris, had Elizabeth, born December 1671; and by wife Mary, that died 2 December 1699, had Ann, 14 March 1674, as given by Butler, but by Bond one year earlier, and he also thinks a son Nathaniel. After the dispersment by the Indians wars, there may have been others.At Groton his family name has been largely diffused.


EDMUND SAWYER, Ipswich 1636, removed before 1661 to York.

EDWARD SAWYER, Rowley 1643, had wife Mary, and son John.

EZEKIEL SAWYER, a soldier of "the flower of Essex," killed by the Indians at Bloody brook, 18 September 1675.

HENRY SAWYER, Haverhill 1646, perhaps next year of Hampton, and of York 1676.

JAMES SAWYER, Ipswich 1669, may have removed to Gloucester, and by wife Sarah Bray, daughter of Thomas Bray, had Nathaniel, born 1677; Abraham, 1680; Sarah, 1683; Isaac, 1684; Jacob, 1687; James, 1691; besides Thomas, John, and Mary, born earlier, as Babson thinks, as also, that he was son of William Sawyer of Newbury. He died 31 May 1703; but his widow lived long.

JAMES SAWYER, Lancaster, son of Thomas Sawyer, married 4 February 1678, Mary Marble.

JOHN SAWYER, Marshfield, married November 1666, Mercy Little, perhaps daughter of Thomas Little, who was buried 10 February 1693, had Ann, buried 1 September 1682; and he married 23 November 1694, Rebecca, widow of Josiah Snow, and died 28 April 1711.

JOHN SAWYER, Haverhill 1670, perhaps the son of William Sawyer, who married 18 February 1676, Sarah Poor, perhaps daughter of John Poor of Hampton, had Ruth, born September 1677; William, 29 April 1679; Sarah, 20 May 1681; John, 25 April 1683, died young; Jonathan, 4 March 1685; Daniel, 13 June 1687; John, again, 10 September 1688, died next year was, perhaps, a freeman of 1681, printed in Paige's list, Sanyde, and in Shurtleff's Colony record Sawyer. In the Paige catalogue he is called of Rowley, and there was taxed 1691, but he died 30 May 1689. Probably his estate had not been administered as all the children were too young.

JOSHUA SAWYER, Woburn, son of Thomas Sawyer of Lancaster, married 2 January 1678, Sarah Potter, had Abigail, born 17 May 1679; Joshua, 20 June 1684; Sarah, 4 July 1687; Hannah, 15 November 1689; Martha, 26 April 1692; and Elizabeth, 7 November 1698; was administered a freeman 1690.

RICHARD SAWYER, Hartford, in employment of John Cullick, there died unmarried 24 July 1648.

ROBERT SAWYER, Hampton 1640.

STEPHEN SAWYER, Newbury, son of William Sawyer, by wife Ann, had Ann, born 1 August 1687; Daniel, 28 January 1689; and Enoch, 22 June 1694.

THOMAS SAWYER, Lancaster 1647, one of the first six settlers had been, I think, of Rowley 1643, a freeman 1654, by wife Mary Prescott, daughter of John Prescott, had Thomas, born July 1649; Ephraim, 2 January 1651, who was killed by the Indians 10 February 1676; Mary, 7 January 1653; Elizabeth, 7 January 1654; Joshua, March 1655; James, March 1657; Caleb, April 1659; John, April 1661; and Nathaniel, November 1670. Descendants are very numerous though of the second generation we are quite ignorant.

WILLIAM SAWYER, Salem 1643, Wenham 1645, removed to Newbury, by wife Ruth, had John, born 24 August 1645; Samuel, 22 November 1646; Ruth, 10 September 1648; Mary, 7 February 1650, died soon; Sarah, 20 November 1651; Hannah, 23 February 1654, died young; William, 1 February 1656; Francis, 24 March 1658, died in 2 years; Mary, again, 29 July 1660; Stephen, 25 April 1663; Hannah, again, 11 January 1655, died at 18 years; and Francis, again, 3 November 1670. Perhaps he had second wife Sarah, widow of John Wells of Wells, parents of Reverend Thomas Wells.His daughter Mary married 13 June 1683, John Emery third of Newbury.

SAMUEL SAWYER, Newbury, son of the preceding, married 10 March 1671, Mary Emery, daughter of John Emery the second, had Mary, born 20 January 1672; Samuel, 5 June 1674; John, 15 March 1676; Ruth, 20 September 1677; Hannah, 12 January 1679; and Josiah, 20 January 1681.

WILLIAM SAWYER, Ipswich, son of the first William Sawyer, removed to Wells, by wife Sarah, had Joseph, born 14 August 1678; Francis, 6 March 1681; Daniel, 26 May 1683; Hannah, 9 April 1685; and Ruth, 26 May 1687; and he died 7 June 1718. His widow died January 1734, aged 84. Often this name seems Sawer, and Sayer. Ten are among graduates at Harvard, ten at Dartmouth and one at Yale.


DANIEL SAXTON, or DANIEL SEXTON, Westfield, perhaps son of George Saxtib, married 28 December 1680, Sarah Bancroft, daughter of John Bancroft, had Nathaniel, born 22 December following, died in 3 days; and Sarah, 6 March 1683.

GEORGE SAXTON, or GEORGE SEXTON, Windsor, had John, born there 26 May 1673, went back to Westfield, where he had lived before and had Benjamin, about 1667, said to be the first white born in that place, who also lived to old age, but Joseph before him, and probably George earlier still, before Windsor was plantation and in 1688 sold to Joseph and Benjamin his estate there for £160, his wife Catharine joined in the deed, and he died about 1690.

GEORGE SAXTON, or GEORGE SEXTON, Westfield, son probably eldest of the preceding, had, by wife that died 19 September 1689, Charles, born 9 September 1680; and Nathaniel, 5 December 1682; and removed to Newtown, Long Island.

GILES SAXTON, or GILES SEXTON, Boston or Charlestown, probably arriving In the fleet with Winthrop for on 18 September 1630, he was a witness before the coroner as to death of William Bateman in the harbor near Pullen point, and on 28 of same service on inquiry at Charlestown on the case of Austin Bratcher, killed by Walter Palmer; requested administration as a freeman 19 October following when the title Mr. is before his name, and was sworn 18 May next without that prefix. My conjecture is that he soon went home, and that Deane was wrong in supposing him the minister to who the Magnalia, III. 214, could not give Christian name, or tell time of coming or going.Better information is now enjoyed.

JAMES SAXTON, or JAMES SEXTON, Westfield, perhaps son of George Saxton the first, or of Richard Saxton, by wife Hannah Fowler, had John, born 28 January 1681; Hannah, 29 October 1683; Phebe, 7 January 1687; Elizabeth, 5 February 1689, who died at 3 months; Mary, or Mercy, 26 December 1695; and James, 9 November 1712; and died 12 December 1741. His wife was daughter of the first Ambrose Fowler.

JOHN SAXTON, or JOHN SEXTON, Windsor, eldest son of Richard Saxton, married 30 July 1677, Mary Hill, daughter of Luke Hill, had Mary, born 4 May following, removed to Simsbury, and had Richard and John.

JOSEPH SAXTON, or JOSEPH SEXTON, Stonington, married Hannah Denis, daughter of Captain George Denis of the same, had Jerusha, and Mercy; but of him I hear no more, except that he was a Captain.

JOSEPH SAXTON, or JOSEPH SEXTON, Westfield, son of George Saxton the first, married 1690, Hannah Wright, daughter of the first Abel Wright of the same, had Gershom; Hannah, born 1692; Joseph, 1694; Mindwell, 1696; Daniel, 1700, and Ezekiel, 1704; removed to Enfield, and had Charles, 1708; and died 1742, says Dr. Pease in the careful contribution to Hinman, aged 76.

PETER SAXTON, or PETER SEXTON, Scituate 1640, after removal of Lothrop, was from Yorkshire, bred at Trinity College Cambridge, where he proceeded A.M. 1603, administered by Archbishop Hutton before 1606 to holy orders, lived but few months in our country, and was not ordained yet may well be thought one of the four ministers that went home with Deputy-Governor Humfrey, December 1641, whose pious exclamation in the storm is so well told by Mather. Considerable offer was tendered him of good living in Kent; but, preferred his native shire, he gained the valuable vicarage of Leeds, to who the triumph of his party sent him in April 1646, and there he died 1 October 1651. When here, his daughter Silence married Captain Samuel Pool. See Brook's Lives of the Puritans, III. 139.

RICHARD SAXTON, or RICHARD SEXTON, Windsor 1643, not early enough to have been at Dorchester, yet said to have come in the ship Blessing, but the more important fact would have been a date, married 16 April 1646, Sarah Cook, perhaps sister of Nathaniel Cook, had Sarah, born 23 March 1648; John, 4 March 1650; Mary, 27 February 1652; Richard, 1 March 1655, who fell in the great battle of Narraganset, 19 December 1675; Patience, 28 June 1658, or January 1659; Francis, 11 or 17 January 1662, died at 4 years. He died 3 May 1662, and his widow died 13 June 1674; but in Stiles's history 770, the daughters of husbands and wives are exchanged in date.Sarah had before the latest date, perhaps October 1668, married Robert Roath of Norwich; and Mary married George Saunders.

THOMAS SAXTON, or THOMAS SEXTON, Boston, miller, by wife Lucy, had Mary, born 2 January 1645; and John, 29 June 1647. He married 10 March 1652; as second wife Ann Copp, widow of Herman Atwood, daughter of William Copp, had Samuel, 8 October 1653, whose gravestone tells his death 21 July 1693; Joseph, 9 May 1656; Nathaniel, 29 November 1658, who died at 19 years; and Elizabeth, 8 June 1661; and his wife died 2 weeks after.By a third wife Mary, he had Benjamin, 18 May 1664; and Mary, 9 January 1666; and he died 31 July 1686.


JOB SAYER, JOB SAYERS, or JOB SAYRE, DANIEL SAYER, DANIEL SAYERS, or DANIEL SAYRE, and FRANCIS SAYER, FRANCIS SAYERS, or FRANCIS SAYRE, at Southampton, Long Island 1673, had, perhaps, removed from Lynn, at least one Job Sayer was there 1635, and the others may have been his brothers or sons

ICHABOD SAYER, ICHABOD SAYERS, or ICHABOD SAYRE, New London, son of Francis Sayer, married 1697, Mary Hubbard, daughter of Hugh Hubbard, and this was the first marriage, says Miss Caulkins, solemnized by Governor Saltonstall.

JAMES SAYER, JAMES SAYERS, or JAMES SAYRE, from Northbourne, County Kent, came, 1635, in the Hercules from Sandwich, but we know not where he sat down.

JAMES SAYER, JAMES SAYERS, or JAMES SAYRE, Gloucester, by wife Sarah, had Nathaniel, born 29 December 1677; and Abraham, 5 November 1680.

JOHN SAYER, JOHN SAYERS, or JOHN SAYRE, Falmouth, sold 1655, to Isaac Walker of Boston, that Island called Long Island in Casco Bay.

THOMAS SAYER, THOMAS SAYERS, or THOMAS SAYRE, Lynn 1635, one of the purchasers 1640, of Southampton, Long Island, may be the freeman of 22 May 1639, given on record Say or Says; and also may be father of one or more of the first named settlers at Southampton, conjecture is unsatisfactory when Shurtleff and Paige differ in spelling of the names, and confidence is still less indulgent as to the surname of two syllables when another

THOMAS SAYER, THOMAS SAYERS, or THOMAS SAYRE is found in the will of Stephen Lincoln, at Hingham, 1658.See Genealogical Registrar IX. 38.


JOHN SAYLE, or JOHN SAYLES, Providence 1645, in list of a freeman 1655, next year town clerk, by wife Mary, had Mary, born July 1652; and John, 17 August 1654; and probably others; in May 1666, swore allegiance to Charles II.

JOHN SAYLE, or JOHN SAYLES, Providence, son probably of the preceding, took the oath of allegiance May 1682, married Elizabeth Comstock, perhaps daughter of the first Daniel Comstock, had Mary, born 30 May 1689; John, 10 January 1692; Richard, 24 October 1695; Daniel, 13 December 1697; and Thomas, 9 February 1699; and died 2 November following.

WILLIAM SAYLE, or WILLIAM SAYLES, Boston, a transient visitor in 1646, who had been Governor at Bermuda, was so happy as to attend Cotton's lecture on Thursday, 5 November in that year, and soon after sailed for London. Out of incidence in that Thursday lecture advertent to, sprang two tracts of antagonist spirit, "New England's Jonas cast up at London," by Dr. Child, and "New England's Salamander," by Edward Winslow, and this latter appealled to Governor Seyle as witness against the story told by Child.Five years later he was sent by the England government to plantation at Eleutheria, one of the Bahamas, as is told by Winthrop II. 334, and I presume the same gentleman was, in 1670, Governor in Carolina, under royal commission of 26 July 1669, where probably he died 1671.



HENRY SAYWARD, or HENRY SAYWORD, Hampton 1646, Portsmouth 1650, soon after at York, there was constable 1664, perhaps had son John, and Samuel, who there took oath of allegiance 1681, and long perpetuated the name.He died 1679, and his widow Mary had administration.



DAVID SAYWELL, Boston, perhaps son of Robert Saywell, married 15 August 1660, Abigail Buttolph, daughter of Thomas Buttolph; was a freeman 1666, and died 1672.His widow married next year Thomas Bingley.

ROBERT SAYWELL, Boston, came in the Blessing, 1635, aged 30, with Susan, probably his wife 25, and James, probably their son 1 and 1/2 years, had Elizabeth, who married 7 May 1662, Joseph Davis.


WILLIAM SCADDING, Taunton 1638.Baylies, I. 289.


WILLIAM SCADLOCK, Saco 1636, a freeman 1653, of grand jury 1654, and 1660, had William, Susanna, John, Rebecca, Samuel, and Sarah.He died 1662, in his will of 7 January named wife Elinor, and these six children. Samuel was living 1719, aged 73; but John died 1664; and William died four years after his father having lost a son William, it is said of lawful age, the year preceding. But this seems rather strange.The name is Chaddock, in Folsom, who perhaps, following Sullivan in history 218 and 19.


JOHN SCALES, Rowley 1648.

MATTHEW SCALES, killed by the Indians at Hatfield, 25 August 1675, may not have been an inhabitant but a soldier from the east.

WILLIAM SCALES, Rowley, a freeman 13 May 1640.


HUMPHRE SCAMMON, HUMPHRE SCAMMAN, or HUMPHRE SCAMMOND, Kittery, or Saco, perhaps both, married Elizabeth Jordan, daughter of the first Dominicus Jordan, had Humphrey, born 10 May 1677; Elizabeth; Mary; Rebecca; and Samuel.

JOHN SCAMMON, JOHN SCAMMAN, or JOHN SCAMMOND, Kittery, perhaps son of William Scammon, certainly brother of Humphrey Scammon and of Richard Scammon, as also of Elizabeth, wife of Peter Lidgett, had Elizabeth, but who was his wife the diligence of Quint has not discovered.

RICHARD SCAMMON, RICHARD SCAMMAN, or RICHARD SCAMMOND, Dover, brother of the preceding, perhaps son of William Scammon, married Prudence Waldron, only daughter of William Waldron, had Richard; William, born 29 February 1664; Jane, 21 June or July 1667; Prudence, 29 August 1669; Elizabeth, 22 April 1671; and Mary, 31 May 1673.He escaped the Indians war by living at Exeter 1677; and both husband and wife were there 21 April 1691.Jane married Thomas Deane of Boston, and died 9 October 1726.

WILLIAM SCAMMON, WILLIAM SCAMMAN, or WILLIAM SCAMMOND, Boston 1640, probably removed soon, may have been ancestor of the distinguished family but nothing can be ascertained.


ROBERT SCAMP, Gloucester, married 25 December 1661, Joan Collins, daughter of John Collins, had Mary, born 25 November following, and his wife died next 9 November, and he died 23 April 1691.I suggest, that possibly this name may have been Stamp, for in old record t and c are much alike.


WILLIAM SCANT, Braintree, married 29 March 1654, Sarah Brown, had William, born 16 March following; Thomas, 11 April 1657; Sarah, 5 September 1660; Joseph, 4 June 1662, died at 2 years; Susanna, 30 January 1664; and another daughter 27 May 1665, with a strange or undecypherable name; and he died September 1684.His will, of 8 August probated 30 October names wife and refers to children without naming them.


JOHN SCARBOROUGH, or JOHN SCARBARROW, Roxbury 1639, a freeman 13 May 1640, unless the Colony record of Shurtleff, I. 377, justify an earlier date of four days, who must seem very improble for the regular day of opened General Court was 13, and, of course, the 9th was Saturday; by wife Mary Smith, probably sister of Robert Smith of Boston, had John, born 10, baptized 24 July 1642, died next month; Hannah, 3 December 1643, baptized same day; Samuel, 20 January baptized 1 February 1646; and was killed 9 June following by casualty in charging a great gun.His widow married 1 October 1647, Philip Torrey.

SAMUEL SCARBOROUGH, or SAMUEL SCARBARROW, Roxbury, son of the preceding, by first wife who died 1679, had probably no children, but by wife Bethia had probably, Samuel, born 1681, who died of smallpox, 2 November 1721; Joseph, February 1688, Jeremiah, 31 July 1685, who died in few weeks; Deborah, 16 July 1687, who died at six years; and he died 18 March 1715. His wife died 10 September 1728, aged 75.


BENJAMIN SCARLET, Salem 1633, son probably of Mary, who bound him apprentice that year aged only 11 years to Captain Endicott, and he continued the Governor's man 1651, and was living 1678. A widow Scarlet, early member of Salem church, in her will of 2 March 1640, probated June 1643, named Joseph Grafton executor, calls him brother as also James Lind, and brother Browning, and his wife and sister Dennis. All these, I think, refer to Christian society. But she mentioned her own children Mary, Margaret, and Joseph; and when she named brother Samuel in England she means, I suppose, kinsmen and may have been father of this apprentice.Yet, as to the family of the testator, I see no more light.

JOHN SCARLET, Springfield 1640, was then constable, removed to Boston 1650, by wife Thomasine, had Mary and Jane, twins born 21 September 1653; perhaps John, 1657, who died young; Thomasine, 18 May 1660; John and Samuel, twins 16 April 1664; and Elizabeth, 18 November 1667; and by Farmer, in MS genealogy was, I think, mistaken for his brother Samuel.His will, of 16 February 1688, probated 21 March following gives to his wife, to daughter Thomasine Taylor, and to grandson James Fryer; so that my conjecture is, that another of his daughters had married James, only son of Honorable Nathaniel Fryer.

ROBERT SCARLET, Salem 1635, perhaps brother of Benjamin Scarlet, was that year sentenced to be whipped for running from his master.

SAMUEL SCARLET, Boston 1664, brother of John Scarlet, master of a ship from London to Boston, with his wife joined Mather's church 1672, was a freeman and constable 1673, and was mortally injured by explosion of a ship in the harbor, 4 May 1675, died in a few hours. He was born in Kersey, County Suffolk he says in his will, made that day, probated 26 May following by who he disposes of good amount of property but left no children.


JOHN SCATE, Boston, by wife Sarah, had John, born 14 April 1659.


JOHN SCATHE, Hingham, with Ann, perhaps a sister, are mentioned in the wills of John Merrick and of his widow Elizabeth 1647 and 9, probably they were servants but he was in Boston, probably 1674, a cordwainer, and in 1678 sold lands at Hingham to William Hersey, writing his name John Skeath.


PAULUS SCHRICK, Hartford, one of the little colonists of Dutch from New York, that had plantation before the England went thither.He married 30 December 1658, Mary Varleet, widow of Josephus Ambeck, daughter of Caspar Varleet; but no issue is mentioned.


BENJAMIN SCILIAN, and JOSEPH SCILIAN, unless surname be mistaken as I suspect, were of Ipswich 1683.


ARTHUR SCOFIELD, ARTHUR SCOVIL, ARTHUR SCOVEL, ARTHUR SCHOFEL, or ARTHUR SKOFIELD, Middletown, a proprietor 1671, by wife Rachel, married 17 December 1690, at Lyme, had Arthur, born 13 January 1692; and James, 9 January 1694, who died in few weeks, and the father died 24 June following.

ARTHUR SCOFIELD, ARTHUR SCOVIL, ARTHUR SCOVEL, ARTHUR SCHOFEL, or ARTHUR SKOFIELD, Middletown, son of the preceding, by wife Elizabeth, married February 1711, had James, born 18 January 1712; and Elizabeth, 26 July 1715.

BENJAMIN SCOFIELD, BENJAMIN SCOVIL, BENJAMIN SCOVEL, BENJAMIN SCHOFEL, or BENJAMIN SKOFIELD, Haddam, perhaps son of John Scofield, by wife Ann, had Edward, born 9 April 1704; Sarah, 9 October 1706; and Amie, 14 March 1709.

DANIEL SCOFIELD, DANIEL SCOVIL, DANIEL SCOVEL, DANIEL SCHOFEL, or DANIEL SKOFIELD, Stamford 1641, one of the first settlers, died 1671, leaving children Daniel, John, Richard, Joseph, Sarah, wife of John Pettit; and Mary or Mercy. His widow Sarah became third wife of Miles Merwin, and is named in his will. His two eldest sons lived many years at Stamford, and left numerous progeny; but their brother Joseph died 1676, in service or by the hardships of Philip's war, leaving no family yet some estate to brothers and sister.

EDWARD SCOFIELD, EDWARD SCOVIL, EDWARD SCOVEL, EDWARD SCHOFEL, or EDWARD SKOFIELD, Haddam, married Hannah Benton, daughter probably youngest, of Andrew Benton of Hartford, died 1703, leaving widow and two daughters, but I miss any early date.

JOHN SCOFIELD, JOHN SCOVIL, JOHN SCOVEL, JOHN SCHOFEL, or JOHN SKOFIELD, Farmington, married 29 March 1666, Sarah Barnes, daughter of Thomas Barnes, removed to Waterbury, next to Haddam, there died 1712, had John, William, and Benjamin.

JOHN SCOFIELD, JOHN SCOVIL, JOHN SCOVEL, JOHN SCHOFEL, or JOHN SKOFIELD, Middletown, married 9 February 1698, Mary Lucas, daughter probably of William Lucas, had Joanna, John, Mary, Elizabeth, William, and Ebenezer, and died 12 December 1712.

RICHARD SCOFIELD, RICHARD SCOVIL, RICHARD SCOVEL, RICHARD SCHOFEL, or RICHARD SKOFIELD, Ipswich 1648, came in the Susan and Ellen, aged 22, from London, may have been of Stamford 1650, and died 1671, and the same, whose widow married Robert Penoyer.He was probably father Richard, propounded for a freeman 1670, a trader at son 1689-1701; and, perhaps, other childrenGreat vexation has attended my desire to avoid confusion of families under such various spelling and it would not be easy for a congress of those with so hard a name, in our days, to make out the derivation of the member.


JOHN SCOLLEY, or JOHN SCHOLLEY, Malden 1674, then 33 years old, had lived at Charlestown, married Hannah Barrett, daughter of James Barrett, had John, born 20 June 1665; Hannah, 3 April 1669; James, October 1671; Mary, February 1675; and Sarah, who married 16 November 1699, Jonathan Eustis.


JOHN SCOON, or JOHN SCONE, Westfield, married Sarah Hart, daughter of Edmund Hart, had William, born 15 November 1676; Sarah, 7 March 1678; Elizabeth, 14 June 1680; and Joseph, 16 April 1683; and died 19 August 1684.


JOHN SCOTCHFORD, Concord, was town clerk, married Susanna Meriam, perhaps daughter of George Meriam, had no children says Shattuck, and died 10 June 1696. His widow died 2 February 1707.


BENJAMIN SCOTT, Braintree, had, perhaps born in England, Hannah, who married Christopher Webb; John, born 25 December 1640, died soon; removed to Cambridge, there, by wife Margaret, had Joseph, 14 July 1644; Benjamin, 5 July 1646; John, again, 2 July 1648; Elizabeth, 27 May 1650, who died in one week; removed to Rowley before 1652, there had Samuel, 1655, and two daughters; was a freeman 1665, and died 1671.

BENJAMIN SCOTT of Braintree, we know only, that his will of 7 October 1683, probated 29 April following refers to no wife or children, but gives all his estate to brother Peter Scott until the eldest son of Peter comes of age.

BENJAMIN SCOTT, Rowley, son of the first Benjamin Scott, married Susanna Searle, had John, born 1681; Joseph, 1682; Benjamin, 1687; Samuel, 1692.

EDMUND SCOTT, Farmington 1649, by first wife had seven children, was a freeman 1669, had two more children by second wife Elizabeth, widow of Thomas Upson, but the date of marriages or births for neither is told.From his will of 11 June 1690, we gain the names of all, Edmund; Samuel, born 1660; Jonathan; George; David; Robert; Joseph; Elizabeth; Davis; and Hannah, wife of John Brunson; yet we shall not be justified in supposing this to be the order of successfulness except that the two sons last named were by second wife, nor will conjecture be reasonable to determine the priority of the daughters whose husband's name is not seen. Positive information however, is afforded on two points, that he was an original proprietor of Waterbury, and there died 1691.

EDMUND SCOTT, Waterbury, son of the preceding, married June 1689, the widow of Benjamin Porter, who died 17 January 1749, had a son born October 1690, who died in few weeks; Sarah, 29 January 1692; Samuel, September 1694; Elizabeth, 1 March 1697; Hannah, June 1700; Edmund, 10 May 1703; John, 21 September 1707; and Jonathan, 4 August 1711; and died 20 July 1746.

EDWARD SCOTT, asked for grant at New London 1651, yet did not improve it, when given not however tempted towards Hadley, where he first is heard of as servant of Joseph Kellogg 1662, and where was another

EDWARD SCOTT, who was he probably that married 1670, Elizabeth Webster, perhaps daughter of Governor John Webster, had Elizabeth, born 1671; Sarah, 1674; Thomas, 1675; John, 1677; Ebenezer, 1681; Bridget and Ann, twins 1682; and Hannah, 14 March 1689. His wife died two days after aged 40; and he removed perhaps to New Haven, where one Edward was excused in 1703 from training in the military so leaving us to infer, that he was over 60 years of age.

GEORGE SCOTT, New Haven, a gunsmith, in 1690, had not, nor any other of this surname, been proprietor 1685.

GEORGE SCOTT, Waterbury, son of Edmund Scott, married August 1691, Mary Richards, daughter of Obadiah Richards, had Obadiah, George, and William; and died 26 September 1724.

JOHN SCOTT, a freeman in Massachusetts of 22 May 1639, then spelt in Secretary's list with a k, and

JOHN SCOTT, a freeman of 10 May 1643, after many hours of very diligent scrutiny, elude my skill in searching for the residence of either; but strong reasons lead me to believe that neither of them was of the three following.

JOHN SCOTT, Salem, 1648, servant of Lawrence Southwick, the Quaker, may have gone to Providence, and by wife Rebecca there had, Sarah, born 29 September 1662; John, 14 March 1664; Mary, 1 February 1666; Catharine, 20 May 1668; Deborah, 24 December 1669; and Sylvanus, 10 November 1672. He took oath of allegiance to Charles II in 1668.

JOHN SCOTT, Charlestown 1658, died 25 January 1682, aged 75, says the gravestone.

JOHN SCOTT, Springfield, married 20 July 1659, Sarah Bliss, daughter of Thomas Bliss, had Sarah, born 19 October 1663; John, 4 January 1666, perhaps, but the last figure is uncertain; Hannah, 16 October 1668; Margaret, 8 February 1671; Ebenezer, 3 August 1673, William,8 August 1676; Mary, 29 December 1678; removed to Suffield, there had Elizabeth, 2 September 1683; and he died 2 January 1690.His widow married the same year Samuel Terry, and died 27 September 1705.Of the sons, William only, one of the first settlers at Palmer, had children Sarah, married 9 February 1680, Benjamin Leonard; Hannah married 31 October 1695, John Fowler; Margaret married but the name of her husband is not known; Mary married July 1701, Ebenezer Nash; and Elizabeth married 1708, Jonathan Worthington.

JOHN SCOTT, of Newtown, Southold, or other Long Island town, was very active for the honor of the King in 1663, but in April or May 1664, was taken by Connecticut officers and carried to prison at Hartford, heavily fined, and disfranchised as a defamer of his majesty, etc., etc.

JOHN SCOTT, Roxbury, married 29 May 1672, Hannah Duncan, or Hannah Dunkin, perhaps daughter of Samuel Duncan, had Hannah, born 24 July 1674, died soon; John, 11 November 1675, died soon; Sarah, died soon; Hannah, again, 18 August 1678; Mary, 28 July 1679, died in two days; Margaret, 6 January 1691, died soon; Joseph, 27 March 1682; John, again, 8 November 1683, died soon.; Sarah, 9 November 1684, died next day; and John, again, 9 July1686.Perhaps he was of Johnson's Company in the Narraganset campaign, December 1675.His wife died 1 January 1706, if the record that calls her Sarah, be good.

JONATHAN SCOTT, Waterbury, son of Edmund Scott, married November 1694, Hannah Hawks, daughter of John Hawks of Deerfield, had a daughter born and died August 1695; Jonathan, 29 September 1696; John, 5 June 1699; Martha, 9 July 1701; Gershom, 6 September 1703; Eleazer, 31 December 1705; and Daniel, 20 September 1707. His wife died 7 April 1744; and he died 15 May 1745.

JOSEPH SCOTT, Rowley, son of the first Benjamin Scott, was, perhaps, of Ipswich 1683.

JOSEPH SCOTT, Farmington, son of Edmund Scott, died 1708, leaving son John.

PETER SCOTT, Braintree, brother of the second Benjamin Scott, by wife Abigail, had Benjamin, born 24 September 1674; Peter; and John; was a freeman 1685.

RICHARD SCOTT, Boston, shoemaker, joined our church 28 August 1634, yet his wife Catharine Marbury, daughter of Reverend Edward Marbury (as Bishop, in New England Judged tells), did not unite, nor either, of the children Richard, John, Mary, or Patience, though Ann Hutchinson, their aunt, and her sister had so great sway in it.To this wife Governor Winthrop I. 293, ascribes much power in given light on believers' baptism to Roger Williams, 1638, at Providence, where he was removed 1637, before the time of disarmed heretic favorers of Hutchinson. He is on the list of a freeman 1655, and was among the Quaker converts 1658, and his wife "an ancient woman," was imprisoned and whipped at Boston for benevolent served in diffusion her opinions, and her daughters Mary and Patience also were imprisoned. by equal impolicy. Mary married 12 August 1660, Christopher Holder; Patience married 28 September 1668, Henry Beere; and Deliverance, probably a younger daughter, married 30 August 1670, William Richardson.

ROBERT SCOTT, Boston, joined the church 15 December 1633, then still "serving to our brother John Sanford," so that he probably was a passenger in the fleet with Winthrop 1630, was administered a freeman 7 December 1636, by wife Elizabeth, had Nathaniel, baptized 19 August 1638; Elizabeth, born 10, baptized 13 December 1640; Mary, 28 February baptized 5 March 1643; John, baptized 24 August 1645, died very soon; Redemption, 2 March 1653; and Ebenezer, posthumous 10 July 1654, who died in few days; and the father died in February preceding.Mary married 16 August 1660, Samuel Emmonson

ROBERT SCOTT, Ipswich 1638.

ROBERT SCOTT, Charlestown, administered 1651, to inhabit there, came from Barbados.

ROBERT SCOTT, Hartford, son of Edmund Scott, probably died unmarried after 1725.

ROGER SCOTT, Lynn 1642.

SAMUEL SCOTT, Farmington, son of Edmund Scott, married February 1687, Mary Orzis, daughter of George Orzis, had Martha, born 7 December following; Ebenezer, 10 August 1694; Samuel, 7 October 1696; Mary, 1 March 1700; and Hezekiah, September 1703; and died 30 June 1745; and his wife died 28 November 1748; each aged 85.

THOMAS SCOTT, Ipswich, came in the Elizabeth from Ipswich 1634, aged 40, with wife Elizabeth, 40; and children Elizabeth, 9; Abigail, 7; and Thomas, 6; was a freeman 4 March following. Made his will 8 March 1654, names each of these children as living, but that Thomas was at Stamford, and mentioned younger children Hannah, Sarah, and Mary. In the same ship came Martha Scott, aged 60, probably mother of this Thomas, and Richard Kimball, 39, by Scott, in his will, 20 years later, called brother at Boston, County Lincoln, in 1630, was one Thomas Scott, that may have been the same as the preceding, or the following.

THOMAS SCOTT, Hartford 1637, had been, perhaps, of Cambridge, was killed 6 November 1643, carelessly by John Ewe, for which he was fined £5 to the Colony and £10 to the widow, after being wounded he made nuncupative will, held good, though incomplete, as not named overseers, provided for widow Ann, son Thomas, and three daughters. That son was infirm in body, or mind, perhaps both, and lived not long; and the widow married 7 November 1644, Thomas Ford; and died at Northampton, 5 May 1675.One daughter Mary married, at the same time with her mother, Robert Porter; another Sarah, married 5 December 1645, John Staley; and the other, Elizabeth married 3 or 6 February 1649, John Loomis of Windsor.

THOMAS SCOTT, Stamford, son of Thomas Scott the first, had married at Ipswich, Margaret Hubbard, daughter of William Hubbard the first, sister of the historian, had Thomas, and died 1657. His widow married Ezekiel Rogers.

THOMAS SCOTT is the name of a soldier, killed by the Indians at Northfield, 2 September 1675.

WILLIAM SCOTT, Hatfield, married 1670, Hannah Allis, daughter of William Allis, had Josiah, born 1671; Richard, 1673; William, 1676; Hannah, 1679; Joseph, 1682; John, 1684, died at 8 years; Mary, 1686; Mehitable, 1687, died soon; Jonathan, 1688, died soon; and Abigail, 1689. Numerous are descendants.†† Josiah and Joseph continued at Hatfield but Richard and William were of early settlers in Sunderland.


JOHN SCOTTOW, or JOHN SCOTTAWAY, Boston, son of Thomas Scottow, by wife Rebecca, had John, born 25 June 1668; Rebecca, 27 June 1672, died young; Joshua, 22 February 1675; Rebecca, again, 1 March 1677, died soon; and Rebecca, again, 21 June 1678.

JOSHUA SCOTTOW, or JOSHUA SCOTTAWAY, Boston, merchant, brought by his mother Thomasine, a widow who joined our church 21 September 1634, and he, with brother Thomas, joined it 19 May 1639; was never sworn a freeman yet appointed by the General Court a Commissioner for regulating the export of powder. By his wife Lydia, who joined the church 23 May 1641, and died 9 May 1707, aged 86, had Joshua, born 30 September 1641, died very soon; Joshua, again, 12, baptized 20 August 1643; Lydia, baptized 29 June 1645, though the poor substitute for town record says born 30 of that mother; Elizabeth, 1 August 1647, 2 days old; Rebecca, 10 October 1652; Mary, born 11, baptized 18 May 1656; Thomas Scottow, 30 June, baptized 10 July 1659, Harvard College 1677; and Sarah; was of artillery company 1645, its Ensign 1657, and Captain later. He was confident agent for La Tour in transacting with our government 1654-7, and a great proprietor after Philip's war at Scarborough, Captain of the garrison and magistrate in that region. He was heedlessly or cruelly charged with murder of Nathan Bedford, 1681, shown to be casually drowned as in the Maine history Collections III. may be read. As author of two very curious tracts about the early history of New England published 1691 and 4, he is often quoted and, at the age of 83, he died 20 January 1698, as tells the gravestone that was transfered from the early buried yard to the inside of the tower of the Old South or Third Church. See Genealogical Registrar V. 78. His daughter Elizabeth married about 1664, Thomas Savage; Rebecca married 1 April 1675, Benjamin Blackman; and Mary married Captain Samuel Checkley, as by his will of 23 June 1696, probated 3 March 1698, is seen; besides who it gives adequate provision to wife Lydia, to son Thomas a double portion, rings to daughters Mary Checkley and Sarah, wife of Samuel Walker, and to each of sixteen grandchildren then living, and made Judge Sewall and son Savage and Checkley executors. His eldest daughter Lydia, who first married Benjamin Gibbs, and next married 1678, Anthony Checkley, the Attorney-General that died 18 October 1708, had, no doubt, been long before set out with her full share and for third husband she took, 6 March 1712, William Colman, father of the distinguished Benjamin Colman, then minister of Brattle street church, D.D.

JOSHUA SCOTTOW, or JOSHUA SCOTTAWAY, probably son of the first Thomas Scottow, married 25 May 1697, Sarah Symmes, eldest daughter of the second Zechariah Symmes; but where he lived, when he died, or any further account of him, is beyond my power to tell.

THOMAS SCOTTOW, or THOMAS SCOTTAWAY, Boston, brother perhaps elder, of the first Joshua Scottow, a joiner, by wife Joan, who was administered of the church 19 September 1641, had Thomas, born says the stupid town record January 1640, when the church record shows baptized 8 December preceding, who died soon; Thomas, again, baptized 10 April 1641, one day old, though town record gives birth in March; John, 2, baptized 5 May 1644; Thomas, again, 3, baptized 7 March 1647; and Mehitable, baptized 11 February 1649; and by second wife Sarah, had Joshua, 3, baptized 9 December 1655; Sarah, 27 September baptized 4 October 1657; Thomasin, 14, baptized 15 August 1659, died soon; and Thomasin, again, 18 August 1660. His will, of 9 May 1660, probated 18 December 1661, names aged mother Sanford (though who she was is beyond my conjecture), wife Sarah, son John, and other children without naming.

THOMAS SCOTTOW, or THOMAS SCOTTAWAY, Scarborough, son of Joshua Scottow the first, swore allegiance 1681.


JOHN SCOVIL, JOHN SCOVALL, JOHN SCOVEL, or JOHN SCOVELL, Waterbury, son of that John Scovil, under Scofield, 4 pages before, married 6 February 1694, Hannah Richards, daughter of Obadiah Richards, had John, born 12 January following, perhaps others; was constable, and Representative 1714. His wife died 5 March 1720; and he died 26 February 1727.

WILLIAM SCOVIL, WILLIAM SCOVALL, WILLIAM SCOVEL, or WILLIAM SCOVELL, Haddam, settled there soon after 1668, says Field, 65, to who Hinman, 231, adds, that he died 1712. That may refer to first John Scovil. See Scofield, with whose name I have been much embarrassed to distinguish one from another and can but fear, that little success has followed my perplexity.


DENNIS SCRANTON, New Haven 1660, married Sarah, widow of Nicholas Munger, gave information perhaps rather minute, than trustworthy, about Whalley and Goffe, to Governor Endicott's pursuivants in 1661.See Hutchinson Collection 335 for the curious codum.But they mistook the name, and should have written Crampton.

JOHN SCRANTON, Guilford 1650, whose wife Joanna died 1651, is among a freeman of 1669. For second wife he took Adeline, widow in 1663 of Robert Hill, as in 1661 she had been widow of Robert Johnson; but probably had no children by her, and died 27 August 1671, leaving children Thomas, John, and Sarah; and his widow died 1685. Sarah married 15 May 1665, John Bushnell.

JOHN SCRANTON, Guilford, son of the preceding, married Mary Seward, daughter probably of William Seward of the same, had Mary, John, and Mehitable, was propounded for a freeman 1670; and by second wife Elizabeth Clark, perhaps daughter of Thomas Clark, had Mercy, born 1688; Elizabeth, 4 November 1692; Ann, 23 December 1693; Ebenezer, 16 March 1696; and Deborah, 3 December 1697. John died young; but other seven children were living 1703, at death of the father.

NATHANIEL SCRANTON, Guilford, may have been son of Thomas Scranton of the same, and died at Wethersfield, 13 March 1693, in his will gives property to William Goodrich, as Hinman, 232, tells; yet it is more probable that there was no such Nathaniel, son, and that the testator's name was Crampton.

THOMAS SCRANTON, Guilford, son of the first John Scranton, was proposed for a freeman 1676, and next year accepted; had two wives first, Deborah Thompson, widow of Ebenezer, and second Elizabeth Goodrich; but had only two children that grew up to mature life, Samuel, and Hannah.


BENJAMIN SCRIBNER, or BENJAMIN SCRIVENER, Norwalk, married 5 March 1680, Hannah Crampton, daughter of John Crampton, had Thomas, born 31 March 1681; and John; perhaps others.


JOHN SCRIBNER, or JOHN SCRIVENER, Norwalk, son of Benjamin Scribner, married 9 March 1710, Deborah Lees, daughter of William Lees of the same, had Mary, born March 1711; and Rebecca, 12 October 1712.


SAMUEL SCRIPTURE, Groton, by wife Elizabeth, had Samuel, born 4 October 1675; Mary, 7 February 1681; Abigail, 28 January 1687; Ruth, 2 February 1697; and Lydia, 28 June 1700.

SAMUEL SCRIPTURE, Groton, son of the preceding, by wife Mary, had Sarah, born 16 December 1700; Jemima, 19 April 1702, who died at 21 years; Samuel, 25 April 1705, died at 18 years; and James, who died 28 September 1723. His wife died 3 days before, and by second wife Elizabeth, he had Samuel, again; 27 April 1727.


JOHN SCRIVEN, JOHN SCREVEN, JOHN SCRIEVEN, or JOHN SCRIVINE, Dover 1662, died 2 October 1675, says Quint, in Genealogical Registrar VIII. 65, though in the same l, he makes his will of 24 November 1674, probated 27 June following that date of its making not of his death. Some error, who is seldom found in so careful a writer must here demand correction.It mentioned wife Mary, and children John, Edward, Thomas, and Elizabeth, all minors.The daughter perhaps married 1686, Samuel Eastman.

WILLIAM SCRIVEN, WILLIAM SCREVEN, WILLIAM SCRIEVEN, or WILLIAM SCRIVINE, Kittery, had wife Bridget in 1680, was Representative 1681, founder of a baptist church there 1682, in which he was a teacher, but after some years went to South Carolina, and died 1713, aged, as is said, 84.


ADRIAN SCROOP, Hartford, witness to execution of a deed of 31 March 1665, and, again, 8 May 1667 signed as witness, his name, in a very elegant hand, to deed of Simon Wolcott to Richard Loud of three parcels of land which was put on record 3 days after, yet no more is ever told of him. Curiosity to a high pitch naturally is felt on two points in this case, when did he come to our country, and what did he do after signing that rare name. One Adrian Scrope, we know had been executed in London, 17 October 1660, for having sat on the pretended trial of King Charles I. and signed the warrant for his death In Noble's Regicides the Representative of his trial is very full, much more than most of the others. Strong probability from union of such given name and surname arises, that this man was son or near relative. Of the regicide; and Dr. Stiles, in the latter part of his extraordinary book relative to the three judges, that found shelter at New Haven, appeals to proof from hand writing in the facsimile of the death warrant of Charles and the record of this deed at Hartford, for, strange as it seems, the attestation of the deed is by the witnesses on the record itself as well as on the document. The Doctor's eye saw more than mine, and he appears almost satisfied with the identity of the writing, as if Colonel Scrope were in person at Hartford six years and a half after his head was cut off. Between 29 January 1649, when he affixed his hand and seal to that writ, ordered the subordinate officer at such an hour next day to put the King to death, and this Hartford act 8 March 1667, I would not affirm, that Colonel Scrope's writing could not vary much, had not the solemn execution of the 17 October 1660 intervened. Stiles was a man of wonderful capacity of belief, and the estimate of his judgment in this matter is reduced by a mistake of the name of the other witness in this very document writes Reeve, but by the President made Robert Pierce. Besides, the difference of names between the London sufferer, who used but one o, and our Hartford witness that doubled the letter, is not mentioned.


THOMAS SCRUGGS, Salem, came with the few companions of Endicott in the Abigail, 1628, says Felt, yet this relies solely on tradition and might seem to early, for he did not take oath of freeman until 2 Sept 1635; but he was esteemed enough to be chosen to three General Courts next year, also authorized with others to hold special Court for the icinage, and was a selectman. But for his heretical pravity he was next year superseded. And in November disarmed as a dangerous man, like the majority of Boston children, I suppose he had wife Margery, and that he died early in 1652; and that Felt mistook his name as if it were William; and that, as the widow gave up to her son-in-law John Raymond in June 1652 her estate in dower, she may have gone home, or perhaps was the woman that died 26 January 1663. See history Collection of Essex Institute I. 11, Company with III. 142.


JAMES SCUDDER, Woburn, had Deborah, born 26 July 1647, though the name is not clearly legible and may be mistaken.

JOHN SCUDDER, Charlestown 1639, came in the James from London, 1635, aged 16, was of Salem 1640 probably, for among members of church that year is Elizabeth, and he had Mary, baptized 11 June 1648; Elizabeth March 1649; and Hannah, 19 August of the same year. In 1654 he removed to Southold, as Felt assured Farmer; yet Riker, who gives him son Samuel, and John, makes the residence before 1660, at Newtown, quite to the west of his first habitat.

JOHN SCUDDER, Newtown, Long Island, son of the preceding, married Joanna Betts, daughter of Captain Richard Betts, had John, and died 1732.

JOHN SCUDDER, Barnstable 1640, bore arms 1643, had a sister Elizabeth dismissed from Boston church 10 November 1644, with recommendations, and she married 28 of the same Samuel Lothrop, son of the Reverend John Lothrop, at his father's house. He had, by wife whose name is not known, daughters Elizabeth; and Sarah, baptized 10 May 1646; Mary, buried 3 December 1649, probably very young; and Hannah, baptized 5 October 1651, who married 1 December 1669, Joshua Bangs.

JOHN SCUDDER, Barnstable, perhaps son of the preceding, married 31 July 1689, Elizabeth Hamlin, daughter of James Hamlin, had John, born 23 May 1690, baptized 6 September 1691; Experience, born 28 April 1692; James, baptized 13 January 1695; Ebenezer, 23, baptized 26 April 1696; Reliance, 10 December 1700, baptized February following; and Hannah, 7 June 1706.

SAMUEL SCUDDER, Newton, Long Island, son of the first John Scudder, married Phebe Titus, daughter of Edmund Titus, had Samuel, and died 1689; and his widow married next year Robert Field.

THOMAS SCUDDER, Salem, had grant of land 1648, and, perhaps, wife Rachel that was administered of the church 1649. But another wife Elizabeth is named in his will of 30 September 1657, probated 29 June following, and the children mentioned are John, Thomas, Henry, William, and Elizabeth, perhaps wife of Henry Bartholomew, besides grandson Thomas, son of deceased son William Scudder.

THOMAS SCUDDER, Huntington, Long Island, accepted as a freeman of Connecticut 1664.

WILLIAM SCUDDER, Salem, son of Thomas Scudder, had grant of land 1650.


SAMUEL SCULLARD, or SAMUEL SKULLARD, Newbury 1637, at Hampton next year, but soon back to Newbury; by wife Rebecca Kent, daughter of Richard Kent, had Mary, born 9 January 1642; Rebecca, 4 February 1644; Sarah, 18 June 1645; and probably the oldest child Martha died 6 March 1645; and he died 1647. In October of this year his widow married John Bishop, and his daughter Mary married 4 December 1656, rather young, John Rolf.




ROBERT SEABROOK, Stratford, had several daughters of which one married William Preston, and one married Thomas Fairchild; and much land he owned there, for in 1668 are record half a dozen persons' shares set off from grandfather Robert Seabrook estate.


JOHN SEABURY, Boston, by wife Grace, who was administered of the church 15 May 1642, had Samuel, born 10 December 1640, and no more on our record is seen, but probably he had elder son John, that went to Barbados, before death of his father.

SAMUEL SEABURY, Duxbury, son of the preceding, married at Weymouth, 9 November 1660, Patience Kemp, daughter of William Kemp of Duxbury, had Elizabeth, born 16 September 1661; Sarah, 18 August 1663; Samuel, 20 April 1666; Hannah, 7 July 1668; John, 7 November 1670, died young; Grace and Paience, twins 1 March 1673, both died soon; and his wife died 29 October 1676. He married 4 April 1677, Martha Peabody, daughter of William Peabody, and had Joseph, 8 June 1678; Martha, 23 September 1679; John, again, and a posthumous child; and died 5 August 1681.For him and brother John Seabury, estate in Boston of their father John Seabury, claim was made 16 April 1662, may be read in volume III. 523 of our registrar of deeds.


HENRY SEAGER, HENRY SEEGER, or HENRY SEGER, Newton, married April 1671, Sarah Bishop, had Job, born 1 February 1675, died young; Sarah, 2 March 1677; Ebenezer, 2 May 1679; Elizabeth, 28 January 1683; Henry, 25 September 1686; Mary, 31 January 1690; Job, again, 1691; Margaret, 22 August 1692; Mercy; Thankful, 24 April 1695; but the order may be uncertain for one or two. He had second wife Elizabeth, and married third, 1709, Sarah Wheeler of Dedham. Ebenezer was killed by the Indians 21 July 1706, at Groton. Butler, in history 96, gives the name Leger, but that is only mistake of the author's handriting by the printing.

LAWRENCE SEAGER, LAWRENCE SEEGER, or LAWRENCE SEGER, came to Boston in the James from Southampton, 1635, a youth of 17, and no more is known of him.

RICHARD SEAGER, RICHARD SEEGER, or RICHARD SEGER, Hartford 1650, had Elizabeth, born in June of that year; also had Richard, John, and Ebenezer, who was drowned 1669. He was administered a freeman of Connecticut May 1657, and may have been of Stonington, for a good while. Son is mentioned in 1668, as adherence of the jurisdiction Rhode Island and the Connecticut (Stonington), a freeman of 1669, has not his name. His wife Elizabeth was indicted 1663 for "familiarity with Satan," and practised witchcraft but though the jury found her in March guilty of the familiarity, the wiser Court set her free in May 1666, "the verdict of the jury not answered to the indictment legally." After this, probably the family removed to Rhode Island where, I presume, the devil had less power or impudence. To Elizabeth Seager in his will of 25 July 1655, John Moody of Hartford gave £25, and it may be supposed therefore, that the mother of this children was his sister. The time of his death is unknown.

RICHARD SEAGER, RICHARD SEEGER, or RICHARD SEGER, Windsor 1672, perhaps son of the preceding, removed before 1683, to Simsbury, where he died 14 March 1698.Next month at the probate office his children were named Elizabeth, aged 14; John, 12; Joseph, 7; and Abigail, 1.


JAMES SEAILES, Rowley, a freeman 1684.


EDWARD SEALE, Salem or Marblehead 1638. See Sale.


RICHARD SEALIS, or RICHARD SELLICE (as Lothrop writes it), Scitute 1635, by first wife whose name is unknown, had daughters born in England. Hannah, who married 15 October 1638, John Winchester of Hingham, and Esther, who married 20 November 1639, Samuel Jackson; joined the church 24 December 1637, was Deacon, married second wife Eglin Hanford, that had twice been widow, mother of Reverend Thomas Hanford and sister of good Timothy Hatherly, the founder of the town; and died probably 1656, at least his inventory is of 26 March in that year but the date of his will 17 September 1653.In that he gave, besides his own daughters to Eglin Hanford, daughter of his wife.


CALEB SEAMAN, New Haven 1646, removed soon.

JOHN SEAMAN, Wethersfield, removed to Stamford 1641, and thence in few years.


JOHN SEARCH, Boston, a weaver, administered habitant 3 May 1641, of the church 19 September following as was his wife Catharine, 29 January next, a freeman 18 May 1642, and lived 1662. Another wife Ann, says Farmer, died 11 May 1674, in 85th year.


ALEXANDER SEARLE, Salem, by wife Mary, had Robert, born 6 August 1657; Mary, 22 February 1660, who died young; Abigail, who died 16 January 1663, probably very young; and Alexander, 25 May 1664.

ANDREW SEARLE, Ipswich, or Rowley, perhaps both, born it is said, about 1616, was of Kittery 1668, there clerk of the writs, went back to Rowley, and there died 7 November 1670.

ANDREW SEARLE, Kittery, probably son of the preceding. Dwelt there 1674, 6, and after

DANIEL SEARLE, Boston, a gentleman of large estate married Deliverance Tyng, daughter of Edward Tyng, had Daniel, born 29 October 1666, baptized 2 June following died young; and Samuel, born 16 October 1668; removed to Barbados 1669, where, I suppose, his property lay. He is scrupulously called Colonel or Esq. both in records of town and church, and in private correspence Governor.

EDWARD SEARLE, Warwick, married widow Joan White, sister of Edmund Calverly, had Edward, and was living 1679. A son of his wife by her former husband went home probably to England.

EDWARD SEARLE, Warwick, son of the preceding, married 21 February 1671, Ann, widow of John Lippit the second, removed to Cranston, and probably had a family as the name there is common.

EPHRAIM SEARLE, Boston, a freeman 1672, was a Lieutenant.

JOHN SEARLE, Springfield, married 19 March 1639, Sarah Baldwin, had John, born 30 March 1641; and died 11 August following. His widow married 28 April next, Alexander Edwards; his will, of 21 December 1640, being probated 8 days before this marriage.

JOHN SEARLE, Boston, married 16 November 1661, Catharine Warner, widow perhaps of Thomas, had John, born 19 November 1664; may have removed 1668 to Dover, or been of Stonington 1670, a freeman of Connecticut 1673, yet not joined to church before 1677.

JOHN SEARLE, Northampton, son of the first John Searle, married 3 July 1667, Ruth Jones, daughter of William Jones, who died 20 November 1672, had a child that died 25 March 1668, without name on the record; John, born 11 March following who died in few days; John, again, 6 August 1670; besides another born the day of its mother's death, who died very soon. Second wife Mary North, daughter of John North, he took 10 or 30 May 1675, had James, 12 February 1676; Mary, about 1678; Ebenezer, 9 January 1680; Ruth, 17 December 1681; Sarah, 28 February 1684; Nathaniel, 3 May 1686; Lydia, 22 August 1688; was a freeman 1690, and died 3 October 1718. His widow died 5 November 1726.

RICHARD SEARLE, Providence 1638.

ROBERT SEARLE, Dorchester, administered an inhabitant 9 June 1662, by wife Deborah, who died 2 March 1714, had Nathaniel, born 9 June 1662; Salter, 26 June 1664; Esbon, 24 February 1669, died young; Robert, 2 July 1671; Esbon, again, 18 March 1674; Deborah, 4 April 1677; and Jabez, 13 March 1679, was town clerk Blake says, 16 years; and died 7 February 1717.

THOMAS SEARLE, Salem, by wife Damaris, had John, born 30 October 1666; Mary, 6 May 1668; and Thomas, 5 August 1674.

WILLIAM SEARLE, Kittery, perhaps brother of the first Andrew Searle, may have been the town clerk instead of above.

WILLIAM SEARLE, Rowley 1689, probably son of the preceding, by wife Deborah, had William, born 1690.Of this name, in 1829, two had been graduates at Harvard, two at Yale, and six at other New England Colleges.


DANIEL SEARS, Boston, mariner, had wife Mary, who died when he was abroad, administration was given February 1652 to John Sunderland for him.

JOHN SEARS, Woburn, had been of Charlestown 1639, and was one of the earliest at Woburn 1640, a freeman 2 June 1641; had first wife Susanna, who was administered of the church 2 February 1640, and died at Woburn 29 August 1677; and in less than three months he married Esther Massey, who died 14 August 1680, and 80 days after, he married Ann, widow of the first Jacob Farrar; but he had no children. Early as 1654 he was engaged in eastern settlement, and next year sold Long Island in the beautiful bay of Casco.

KNYVETT SEARS, Yarmouth, son thought to be eldest, of Richard Sears of the same, married Elizabeth Dimmock, perhaps daughter of Thomas Dimmock of Barnstable, had Daniel, born 1682; Richard, 1684; and died in England 1686, says family tradition.

PAUL SEARS, Yarmouth, brother of the preceding, married Deborah Willard, daughter of George Willard of Scituate, had Samuel, born 1663; Paul; John, 1677; besides several daughters whose names are not seen; and died 1707.

RICHARD SEARS, Yarmouth, said, in family tradition to have come, with spelling of Sayer, to Plymouth 1630, then aged 40, there, certainly was taxed 1633, and Felt gives him grant of land 1638 at Salem; but there he did not long stop, if he ever lived; by wife Dorothy, married 1632, it is said, in family Genealogy with surname of Thacher, but who she was unknown, had Knyvett, born 1635; Paul, 1637; and Silas, 1639, probably others; and died 1676. His widow died 1680.She was younger than her husband.Deborah, his daughter married 1659, Zechariah Paddock.

SILAS SEARS, Yarmouth, son perhaps youngest, of the preceding, had Silas; Thomas, born 1664; Hannah, December 1672; lived then at Eastham, and probably had other children; presumed to be Richard, Joseph, Josiah, Elizabeth, and Dorothy; was Representative 1685, 6, and, after the overthrow of Andros, 1689, 90, and 1, and died by family tradition 1697.

THOMAS SEARS, Newbury, married 11 December 1656, says Coffin, Mary Hilton, alias Downer, which I do not understand, had Mary, born 30 October 1657; and Rebecca, posthumous 5 November 1661; and he died 16 or 26 May preceding.


CALEB SEVER, Roxbury, son of Robert Sever of the same, married 15 December 1671, Sarah Inglesby, or Sarah Ingoldsby, who died 31 January 1709, had Caleb, born 31 March 1673; Elizabeth, 20 January 1676; Nathaniel, 6 October 1677, died at 11 years; Nicholas Sever, 15 April 1680, Harvard College 1701; Thomas, 10 March 1682; Sarah, 1 August 1686; and died 6 March 1713.

JOSHUA SEVER, Roxbury, twin brother of the preceding, married 28 February 1678, Mary, widow of Joseph Pepper, had Joshua, born 18 February 1679; and Mary, widow 29 March 1683; and his wife died 22 May following; and by another wife Mary, had Mary, 15 August 1684; and Ebenezer, 1 August 1687; was a freeman 1690.

NATHANIEL SEVER, Roxbury, brother of the preceding, had John, born 18 August 1671; and Sarah, who died soon; and he fell at Sudbury fight, 21 April 1676.

ROBERT SEVER, Roxbury, took oath of supremacy 24 March 1634, at London, and came in the Mary and John that year, and here married 10 December following, Elizabeth Allard as the town record says, called Ballard in church record (unless we should read Bullard), had Shubael, born 31 January 1640; Caleb, and Joshua, 31 August 1641; who all were baptized no doubt, since father and mother were members of the church, but the earliest baptism on its record is of 26 December 1641; Elizabeth, baptized 19 November 1643; Nathaniel, 8 February 1646; Hannah, 6 February 1648, died soon; and Hannah, again, 13 October 1650, who died at 3 years; and his wife died 6 June 1657. another wife died 1669, and he died 13 May 1683, aged 74.

SHUBAEL SEVER, Roxbury, son of the preceding, married 7 February Hannah Wilson, daughter of Nathaniel Wilson, had Robert, born 7 June 1670; Joseph, 1 June 1672; Hannah, 1 September 1674; Abigail, 23 July 1677; Shubael, 10 October 1679; and Thankful, 6 April 1684.His wife died 13 February 1722, and he died 18 January 1730, aged 90, the gravestone says. Often this name was writen without a, and Honorable Nicholas and Honorable William were by Farmer called of this family but I see not evidence. Nine of this name had been graduates at Harvard in 1818, and one at Dartmouth


JOHN SEAVERNS, JOHN SEAVERN, or JOHN SEABORN, Boston, tailor, by wife Mary, had Elizabeth, born 21 October 1642, baptized in August 1644, when the mother joined the church; Mary, 15, baptized 22 September 1644; Deborah, 26 February 1646, baptized 11 March following, died in few days; was of artillery company 1654.

SAMUEL SEAVERNS, SAMUEL SEAVERN, or SAMUEL SEABORN, Charlestown, married 23 February 1666, Sarah Grant, daughter of Christopher Grant, was a mariner, sold his land in Boston 1672; but no more of him is known.

SAMUEL SEAVERNS, SAMUEL SEAVERN, or SAMUEL SEABORN, Watertown, brought from England, probably by a widowed mother who offered him to baptism 28 November 1686, married 20 December 1699, Rebecca Stratton, daughter of John Stratton, had Elizabeth, born 20 October 1700; Sarah, 19 January 1703; Samuel, July 1706; Rebecca, 21 February 1710; and Abigail, 7 March 1712; and he died 10 November 1714. Elizabeth married 23 October 1719, Jonas Warren; and Rebecca married 6 May 1730, Peter Ball.


JOHN SEAVY, Portsmouth, perhaps son of William Seavy, married 29 July 1686, Hannah Philbrook, widow of Joseph Walker, daughter of John Philbrook of Hampton.

NATHANIEL SEAVY, and THOMAS SEAVY, were, perhaps, brothers of the preceding, and united with him and father in praying, 1690, for jurisdiction of Massachusetts.

THOMAS SEAVY, Newcastle, New Hampshire, perhaps brother of the preceding, at Isle of Shoals in 1663, died 15 March 1708.

WILLIAM SEAVY, Portsmouth, one of the Company by Massey sent over in 1631, was constable at Isle of Shoals 1655, much engaged In the fishery, and selectman 1657, and died 1671. His property was large, by inventory of 13 December amounted to £631, 7, 8, and in April following his widow Elizabeth had administration.


JOHN SEBBORN, JOHN SIBBORNE, JOHN SEBORNE, or JOHN SEABORN, Boston, by wife Mary, who joined our church 10 August 1644, had Elizabeth, baptized next day; Mary, 22 September following about 7 days old; and Deborah, 1 May 1646, about 4 days old.


PETER SECCOMB, Medford, perhaps son of the first Richard Seccomb, married 25 February 1702, Hannah Willis, daughter of Stephen Willis, had Willis, born 30 April 1704, died under 21 years; John, 30 July 1706, died next year; John Seccomb, again, 25 April 1708, Harvard College 1728, minister of Harvard; Charles, 15 January 1710, died under 21 yrs; Thomas, 16 August 1711; and Joseph Seccomb, Harvard College 1731, minister of Kingston, a celebrated witness; and died 8 September 1756. His widow died 15 December 1760.

RICHARD SECCOMB, Lynn 1660, died 1694, had Noah; Richard; Peter, born 1678; and Susanna.

RICHARD SECCOMB, Medford, son probably of the preceding, by wife Ann, had Jonathan, born 17 September 1710; Ann, 17 September 1712; and Dorothy, 24 January 1715.

THOMAS SECCOMB, brother probably of the preceding, married Rebecca Willis, daughter of Stephen Willis, may have lived at Lynn.


ROBERT SEDGWICK, Charleston 1636, probably came 1635 in the Truelove, aged 24, though in the custom house record the name appears Jobert instead of Robert. Joined the church with wife Joanna, on 27 February 1637, and was made a freeman 9 March following when he was appointed Captain for the town by our Court and chosen next month Representative and after for sixteen Courts more. His neighbor Captain Edward Johnson, in Wonder work. Providence chapter 26 of book ii., the most valuable of that curious volume assures us, that he was "nurst up in London's Artillery garden;" and our record shows, that he was one of the founders of our art, Councellor 1638, its Captain 1640, commander of the castle 1641, head of the regiment of Middlesex 1643, and last, Major-General of the Colony, soon after called by O. Cromwell to military, served with John Leverett (after our Governor) for his second and before long time sent to Jamaica, recently conquered. There he died 24 May 1656. Joanna, the General's widow was living 1667 at Stepney, near London.By her he had Samuel, baptized 31 March 1639; and Hannah, 14 March 1641; besides William, and Robert, who probably were his children and Sarah, born certainly in England as may have been these sons. Certainty is beyond our reach, because record of town is imperfect, and the church record of baptisms from 20 September 1642 to 4 July 1658 is a totally sad blank space.Our Charlestown soldier, in letters of November 1655, prayed leave to come from Jamaica to London, recommends his wife and five children to the kindness of the Lord Protector, and we have only to regret, that his pathetic appeal was disregarded. Frothingham, 135-9, is copius and correct. Sarah became second wife of Governor Leverett. Whether she were sister or daughter might be disputed and this point that Mather ought to have elucidated is confused by him.Yet high is the probability if her death 2 January 1705 is accompanied with correct statement that she was 74 years old, that she was born in England, and was eldest child of the distinguished soldier.

ROBERT SEDGWICK, Charlestown, son of the preceding, as confidently is presumed, born probably in England, by wife Sarah, had William, born 9 June 1676; and Sarah, 19 December 1677. He died on a return voyage from Jamaica, leaving trifle estate of which administration was given to his widow Sarah, 26 April 1683.

SAMUEL SEDGWICK, brother of the preceding, was of Charlestown not long, but chiefly lived at London, had wife Elizabeth, probably hoped to obtain some reward for service of his father but long before his marriage he was witness to the will, 17 June 1657, of Jonathan Wade of our Ipswich, then at London, and it is curious, that his signature was probated in England by his widow 1 December 1683, then aged only 33 years, and she says he was her husband six years "Citizen and clothworker of London," he calls himself in a deed of 20 May 1667, whereby he sold his house and land in Charlestown to Francis Willoughby.

SAMUEL SEDGWICK, Hartford, only child of William Sedgwick of the same, married 1689, Mary Hopkins, daughter of Stephen Hopkins of the same, had Samuel, born 22 August 1690; Jonathan, 29 March 1693; Ebenezer, 25 February 1695; Joseph, 16 May 1697; Stephen, 17 March 1701; Abigail, 23 February 1703; Mary, 1 July 1705; William, 29 June 1707; Elizabeth, 10 December 1708; Thankful, 3 November 1710, died under 10 years; Mercy, 18 January 1713; and Benjamin, 7 November 1716; and died 24 March 1735. His widow died 4 September 1743. He was grandfather of the Honorable Theodore Sedgwick, speaker of the house of Representative in Congress of the U.S. about 65 years since, and after a Judge of S.J.C. in Massachusetts and progenitor of many amiable and distinguished writers that have adorned the name in our country.

WILLIAM SEDGWICK, Hartford, son of the first Robert Sedgwick, may have been born in England, married Elizabeth Stone, youngest daughter of Reverend Samuel Stone, had Samuel, born 1667; but he had probably been ruined in morals by serving in the army of England, and after many years of abandonment of his wife as she alleged in petition for division May 1673, the General Court of Connecticut October 1674, released her from the "unchristian bondage."She married John Roberts, but though she had son John, was not much better sorted with the new husband yet lived with him, 1695, on Long Island. Of son little more is known except that he sold, 7 September 1668, all right in estate of his father to Francis Willoughby. Yet an obscure report was circulated that he died on return from the West Indies to Boston.


JAMES SEDLEY, was, says Farmer, early settler at Weymouth; but I know nothing of him.


JOHN SEELEY, Isle of Shoals 1647, was, perhaps, after at Newbury.

JOHN SEELEY, Fairfield, perhaps son of Robert Seeley, married before 1691, Sarah Squire, daughter of George Squire.

NATHANIEL SEELEY, New Haven 1646, son of Robert Seeley, married at Fairfield, 1649, or earlier, Mary Turney, daughter of Benjamin Turney, removed to Fairfield, was a freeman 1657; married second wife late in 1674, or early next year Elizabeth, widow of Obadiah Gilbert, former widow of Nehemiah Olmstead, served as Lieutenant in Philip's war, 1675, and was killed at the head of his Company in the great swamp fight, 19 December. A grant was made next year to his widow.Nine children all, I presume, by first wife were left, Nathaniel, Robert, Benjamin, Joseph, John, Mary, Sarag, Phebe, and Rebecca.

OBADIAH SEELEY, Stamford, probably son of Robert Seeley, married the widow of John Miller of Stamford, but died 1657, leaving widow and children Obadiah, Cornelius, and Jonas.

ROBERT SEELEY, Watertown, probably came in the fleet with Winthrop for his request of administration was in October 1630, and he took the oath of a freeman 18 May following, was employed as surveyor 1634, and in 1636 removed to Wethersfield, was next year a Lieutenant in the Pequot war, perhaps short time at New Haven 1639, and in 1646 had leave to go home, but in few years was again here, and in 1654 led the force of New Hampshire raised for service under Sedgwick and Leverett against the neighboring Province of New Netherlands, that was happily prevented by restoration of peace in Europe. He was at Saybrook 1662, Stratford 1663, and the same year at Huntington, on Long Island in the head of the military, but at New York after its conquest. And there died.His widow Mary had administration 19 October.

WILLIAM SEELEY, Isle of Shoals, perhaps brother of John Seeley of the same, was of grand jury 1656, died at Saco, 1672, says Folsom, 188, who tells, that his daughter Emma married John Ruel, and Dorcas married James Gibbins, junior in 1668.


HENRY SEKER, or HENRY SECKER, a youth of 8 years who came in the Speedwell from London, arriving at Boston 27 July 1656, perhaps was he that settler at Newton with name of Seager.


JOSEPH SELDEN, or JOSEPH SELDON, Hadley, son of Thomas Selden the first, married 1677, Rebecca Church, daughter of Deacon Edward Church of Hatfield, had Rebecca, born 1678; Esther, 1680, died next year; Joseph, 1682; removed to Deerfield, there had Thomas, 1684; and Hannah; but in few years was back at Hadley, and had Mary, 5 March 1689; Esther, again, 2 May 1691; Samuel, 17 May 1695; removed once more to Lyme, there purchased large estate and partition, in Haddam, had Sarah, baptized 20 July 1712; and died before 1 February 1725, when this estate was divided by their own act to three sons: Joseph and Thomas of Hadley and Samuel of Lyme; with five daughters Rebecca, wife of James Wells; Mercy, wife of Isaac Spencer; Esther, wife of Jabez Chapman; Hannah, wife of Daniel Brainard, all of Hadley, and Sarah Selden of Lyme.

THOMAS SELDEN, or THOMAS SELDON, Hartford 1639, a freeman 1640, had Thomas, baptized 31 August 1645; John, who died May 1650; Mary, 26 March 1648 or 9; Esther, 3 March 1650, died next year; Joseph, 2 November 1651; Hannah; and Sarah; and died before the end of 1655.His will, of 14 August names widow Esther, who married Andrew Warner, and all the five children removed to Hadley.The mother died 1693; Hannah, infirm, died 1695; and Mary married 12 December 1666, John Taylor.

THOMAS SELDEN, or THOMAS SELDON, Hadley, son of the preceding, married Felix Lewis, daughter of William Lewis the second of Farmington, had John, born 16 June 1675; Thomas, 12 November 1677, who was killed on that terrible 29 February 1704, at Deerfield; and Ebenezer, 2 March 1679 or 80; and died at honorable age, 24 November 1734. His widow was living 1738. Sometimes this name, of who twelve had been graduates at Yale, two at Dartmouth, none at Harvard in 1848, is seen under perversion as Selding.


THOMAS SELLAN, or THOMAS SELLEN, Ipswich, allowed as inhabitant by the General Court 11 June 1663, though they had order, 1 April preceding, that no person should go to plant there except those already gone.Possibly he removed before 1638 to Braintree, at least no more at Ipswich can be heard of him; and at Braintree, a record of death is seen, 3 December 1642, of Thomas Sellem, who may seem to be this man.


DAVID SELLOCK, DAVID SELLICK, DAVID SILIECK, or DAVID SELLECK, Boston, soapboiler, by wife Susanna, had David, born 11 December 1638; Jonathan, 20 May 1641; John, 21, baptized 23 April 1643; Nathaniel, 18, baptized 27 July 1645; Joanna, 11 December 1647; Elizabeth, 1 February 1652; and Susanna, 1653, who died soon; and he died 1654, in Virginia. His inventory of 6 December in that year shows fair estate in sum, yet very little beyond debts. How his name was perverted to Zullesh may be seen near the end of this volume.

DAVID SELLOCK, DAVID SELLICK, DAVID SILIECK, or DAVID SELLECK, Boston, merchant, eldest son of the preceding, traded to Barbados 1663.

JOHN SELLOCK, JOHN SELLICK, JOHN SILIECK, or JOHN SELLECK, Stamford, brother of the preceding, a freeman 1670, was rich and enterprising master of a vessel to England taken May 1689 by the French, and never came home, yet his estate was not administered before 5 March 1700.By wife Sarah Law, daughter of Richard Law, he had Sarah, born 22 August 1669; David, 27 December 1672; Nathaniel, 7 April 1678; John, 7 June 1681; Susanna, 2 February 1683; and Joanna, 31 May 1686.His widow died 8 November 1732.

JONATHAN SELLOCK, JONATHAN SELLICK, JONATHAN SILIECK, or JONATHAN SELLECK, Stamford, elder brother of the preceding, married Abigail Law, daughter of Richard Law, had Jonathan, born 11 July 1664; David, 27 January 1666; and John Sellock, Harvard College 1690, but he and the other children with the mother all died before the father, who died 10 January 1713. By his will he gave "the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew books" to Reverend John Davenport, who had married 1695, Martha, the widow of his son John, daughter of Nathan Gould.He had been active in business, was innholder 1665, freeman 1667, Lieutenant, Captain and at last Major, Representative 1670, and again 1675.

NATHANIEL SELLOCK, NATHANIEL SELLICK, NATHANIEL SILIECK, or NATHANIEL SELLECK, Boston, youngest brother of the preceding, was apprentice to David Evans, who in his will of 30 June 1663, left him £10 if he faithfully discharge his indenture.My conjecture is, that this is the name given as Lellock by the careless penman who copied the book used as a record of births in Boston before 1690.


JOHN SELMAN, Pemaquid, took oath of fidelity to Massachusetts 1674.


WILLIAM SEMOND, Boston, by wife Ann Barrell, daughter of George Barrell, had Hannah, born September 1640, who is named in the will of grandfather Barrell.


SAMUEL SENDALL, Boston, first was at Newbury, as in his will he says, "Edward Rawson brought me into this country."By wife Joanna, had Joanna, baptized 21 September 1651, who married John Hunlock; and Mary, born 13 March 1653, who died young. Another wife Elizabeth, in his will of 29 September 1684, probated 8 October next, described as "singularily comfortable, and good wife and yokefellow," was provided for by the contract of marriage 4 October 1684; yet he gave something to her and also to her daughter Abigail W. though most, of course, to his daughter Hunlock and children . The widow had been third wife of John Warren, and found another husband in John Hayward, the notary, and a fourth in Phineas Wilson of Hartford.


SAMUEL SENDEN, Marblehead, a petitioner 1668, against imposts, a freeman 1684.


SENNOT.See Sinnett.


JAMES SENSION, JAMES SENTION, JAMES SENCHION, or JAMES ST. JOHN, Norwalk, son probably of the first Matthew Sension, married 31 December 1673, Rebecca Picket, daughter of John Picket of Stratford, propounded as a freeman 1674, died probably before 1688, yet may have had several children.

MARK SENSION, MARK SENTION, MARK SENCHION, or MARK ST. JOHN, Norwalk, son of Matthew Sension the first, supposed eldest, perhaps born in England, married Elizabeth Stanley, youngest daughter of Timothy Stanley, had Elizabeth, born 6 December 1656; Sarah, 18 January 1659; perhaps others; was a freeman 1664, constable 1669, Representative 1672.He took second wife probably in January 1693, Dorothy Smith, widow of Francis Hall, daughter of Reverend Henry Smith, and had been widow of John Blakeman; and died 12 August following.For her fourth husband the widow took Deacon Isaac Moore, first of Farmington, after of Norwalk.

MATTHEW SENSION, MATTHEW SENTION, MATTHEW SENCHION, or MATTHEW ST. JOHN, or MATTHIAS SENSION, MATTHIAS SENTION, MATTHIAS SENCHION, or MATTHIAS ST. JOHN, Dorchester 1634, a freeman September of that year, removed probably in 1638 to Windsor, was one of the first settlers at Norwalk, about 1654, there died 1669, after 11 October the date of certification by the constable (who was his son Mark), making return of the freeman of the town. Besides him, he left Matthew, Samuel, James, and several daughters

MATTHEW SENSION, MATTHEW SENTION, MATTHEW SENCHION, or MATTHEW ST. JOHN, Norwalk, son of the preceding, in 1672 had several children of who one was Matthew, and he, I believe, gave the same name to one in the fourth generation.

NICHOLAS SENSION, NICHOLAS SENTION, NICHOLAS SENCHION, or NICHOLAS ST. JOHN, Windsor, thought to be younger brother of the first Matthew Sension, came, at the age of 13, in the Elizabeth and Ann from London, 1635, was of Windsor in 1640, so that we may suppose, he had been at Dorchester, and removed with him.He was administered a freeman 1657, and died 1689, leaving no children.

SAMUEL SENSION, SAMUEL SENTION, SAMUEL SENCHION, or SAMUEL ST. JOHN, Norwalk, brother of James Sension, married September 1663, Elizabeth Haite, daughter of Walter Haite, had Sarah, born January 1665, who died at 20 years; Thomas, October 1666; and Elizabeth, April 1673; was propounded a freeman 1667, and died 14 January 1684.


JOHN SENTER, Boston, married 27 March 1651, Mary Muzzey, possibly meaning Matthews. He took second wife 11 January 1661, Hannah Read, daughter of Robert Read.


ALEXANDER SESSIONS, Andover, a freeman 1677, married 24 April 1672, Elizabeth Spofford, daughter probably of John Spofford of Rowley, had John, born 1674; Alexander; Timothy; Samuel; Nehemiah; Josiah; and Joseph; and died 26 February 1689.


SEVER. See Seaver.


EPHRAIM SEVERANCE,EPHRAIM SEVERNS, Salisbury, son of John Severance, married 9 November 1682, Lydia Morrill, daughter of Abraham MorrilI, had Abigail, born 29 August 1683; Mary, 2 July 1685; Lydia, 15 January 1687; Ephraim, 2 December 1689; Dinah, 3 September 1692; Ebenezar, 9 November 1694; Sarah, 7 February 1698; and Jonathan, 21 April 1700.

JOHN SEVERANCE, JOHN SEVERNS, Salisbury, one of the original proprietors, a freeman 17 May 1637, before that town was settled; by first wife Abigail, had Samuel, born 19 September 1637, who died young; Ebenezer, 7 March 1639 (who died 1667, unmarried in his will of 22 August 1665 given three brothers and two sisters all his estate); Abigail, 7 January 1641, died in few weeks; Abigail, again, 25 May 1643; Mary, 5 August 1645; John, 24 November 1647; Joseph, 14 February 1650; Elizabeth, 8 April 1652, died soon; Benjamin, January 1654; EIizabeth again, 17 June 1658, died at four years; and his wife died 17 June 1658, as did a twin died five days after. His second wife was Susanna, widow of Henry Ambrose, and he died 9 April 1682, having made his will two days before.Mary married December 1663, James Coffin of Nantucket.

JOHN SEVERANCE, JOHN SEVERNS, Salisbury, son of the preceding, by wife Mary, had Ebenezer, born 19 September 1673; Abigail, 6 May 1675; John, 22 September 1676; and Daniel, 3 June 1678; removed to Suffield, there had Mary, 14 July I681; and Joseph, 26 October 1682; removed to Deerfield, where Abigail died 1691, and Daniel was killed by the Indians 1694; and he removed to Bedford before 1709, given his Deerfield lands to son Joseph.


EDWARD SEWALL, or EDWARD SEWELL, or EDWARD SEAWELL, Salem, married 3 July 1671, Sarah Hale, had Elizabeth, born 27 June following; and Edward, 14 July 1674; probably removed to Exeter 1677, died 1684.

HENRY SEWALL, or HENRY SEWELL, or HENRY SEAWELL, Newbury 1635, had lived 1623 at Manchester, England it is said, also that he was eldest son of Henry Sewall, Mayor of Coventry, and baptized 8 April 1576. His wife, Coffin calls Ann Hunt, but in Colony record her name is Ellen, and his only child was Henry, old enough to be sent over a year before his father but perhaps he was son of an earlier wife than this brought from England.No doubt the son would better have been pleased had the father continued at home, for he was dissatisfied with every body and thing, soon separating from his wife, disturbed the church of Ipswich before he moved to Newbury, thence he removed to Rowley, there died 1657, more than 80 years old.That he was insane, is the natural conclusion, and the acts of government were injudicated. See Colony record I. 163, 233, and 286, besides the full relatives in Coffin, 61.

HENRY SEWALL, or HENRY SEWELL, or HENRY SEAWELL, Newbury, only son of the preceding, came, at the age of 20, in the Elizabeth Dorcas, 1634, was first at Ipswich, but with early settlers went to Newbury next year; married 25 March 1646, Jane Dummer, eldest child of Stephen Dummer, had gone home with father and mother of his wife and resided short time at Warwick, next at Tunworth, 4 miles from Basingstoke, in Hants, where was born his first child Hannah, 10 May 1649, and near Basingstoke had Samuel Sewall, 28 March 1652, baptized there 4 May following Harvard College 1671, the venerable Chief Justice. Before the rite was solemnized Rashley, who had, a dozen years earlier, been a member of our Boston church preached a sermon, though it was on a Tuesday, as in his autobiography the Judge delights to tell, removed to Baddesly, in the same shire, about 4 miles from Rumsey, he had John, 10 October 1654, baptized Wednesday, 22 November following; Stephen, 10 or 19 August 1657; and Jane, 25 October 1659.He had, however, made another voyage to New England to look after his father and before the birth of this last named child came on his third visit, and next year sent for his family.The wife with her five children landed at Boston, July 1661, after six weeks passage in the Prudent Mary, Captain Woodgreen, and all were carried five days after to Newbury. There he had Ann, 3 September 1662; Mehitable, 8 May 1665; and Dorothy, 29 October 1668. He was a minister in England but I do not so marked him, for he never officiated here; but a letter to our Governor from the Lord Protecter; Richard, the wiser son of Oliver, during his brief exaltation 23 March 1659, fully proves it; and growing from personal acquaintance it is well worth perusing in Hutchinson I. appendix xii.He died 16 May 1700, and his widow died 13 January following.Near all that have borne the name in our land are descendants. Hannah married 24 August 1670, Jacob Toppan, and died 12 November 1699; Jane married 24 September 1677, Moses Gerrish, and died 29 January 1717; Ann married 10 November 1678, William Longfellow, and next, Henry Short, had both Longfellows and Shorts; Mehitable married 13 November 1684, William Moody, and died 8 August 1702; and Dorothy married 10 September 1691, Ezekiel Northend.

HENRY SEWALL, or HENRY SEWELL, or HENRY SEAWELL, Newbury, son of John Sewall, married 1 January 1707, Elizabeth Titcomb, daughter of Benaiah Titcomb, had Sarah, born 20 September 1708, died soon; Stephen Sewall, Harvard College 1731; Sarah, again, 21 August 1711;Mary, 25 August 1713; Elizabeth 4 August 1715; and Hannah; and died 29 June 1760.

JOHN SEWALL, or JOHN SEWELL, or JOHN SEAWELL, Newbury, son of Henry Sewall the second, born in England, married 27 October 1671, Hannah Fessenden of Cambridge, probably sister of the first Nicholas Fessenden, had Hannah, born 21 December 1675, died soon; Hannah, again, 26 December 1677, who married Reverend Samuel Moody of York; John, 10 April 1680; Henry, 7 September 1682; Stephen, 17 January 1685; Samuel, 9 April 1688; Nicholas, and twin children who died soon, 1 June 1690; and Thomas, 5 March 1693, who died at college 18 July 1716, as by Harris's Epit. 52.He died 8 August 1699, and his widow married Jacob Toppan, who had been husband of the sister of her husband, and died 4 April 1723.

JOHN SEWALL, or JOHN SEWELL, or JOHN SEAWELL, Newbury, son of the preceding, married Esther Wiggleswowrth, daughter of Reverend Michael Wigglesworth, had probably no children, and died 25 February 1712. His widow married 21 October 1713, Abraham Toppan.

JONATHAN SEWALL, or JONATHAN SEWELL, or JONATHAN SEAWELL, Boston, merchant, son of the first Stephen Sewall, died in early life, but was father of that Jonathan Sewall, distinguished as adherence of the royal cause in 1774, author of Massachusettensis, whose mother was his second wife Mary Payne; by her also he had two daughters, and by his first wife Elizabeth Alford, daughter probably of Benjamin Alford, who died 11 September 1723; had two daughters and died November 1731.

JOSEPH SEWALL, or JOSEPH SEWELL, or JOSEPH SEAWELL, Boston, son of Samuel Sewall the first, ordained 16 September 1713, colleague with Reverend Ebenezer Pemberton at the Old South Church, married 29 October following Elizabeth Walley, daughter of Honorable John Walley, had Samuel Sewall, born 2, baptized 8 May 1715, Harvard College 1733; Joseph, 13, baptized 19 July 1714, died next month.That Samuel was father of the excellent Samuel Sewall, born 11 December 1757, Harvard College 1776, the third Chief Justice given by this family to the Court of highest civil and criminal jurisdiction In Massachusetts. His wife died 27 October 1756, and he died 27 June 1769, after having the opportunity for declining 1724, to be President of Harvard College, the honor of who election was ascribed to his piety by a competitor of more learning than decency or discretion, who solaced his mortification in defeat by the happiness of his sneer.

MITCHELL SEWALL, or MITCHELL SEWELL, or MITCHELL SEAWELL, Salem, brother of Jonathan Sewall, married 10 May 1729, Mary Cabot, daughter of John Cabot, had Catharine, Margaret, and Mary; and by second wife married 10 June 1743, Elizabeth Price, had Elizabeth, Stephen, and Jonathan.

NATHANIEL SEWALL, or NATHANIEL SEWELL, or NATHANIEL SEAWELL, Newbury, a pauper youth, murderer 1644, by his master, William Franklin, who met the just reward. See Winthrop II. 184.

NICHOLAS SEWALL, or NICHOLAS SEWELL, or NICHOLAS SEAWELL, York, son of the first, married Mehitable Storer, daughter of Samuel Storer, had Samuel, born 8 November 1714; John, 6 July 1716; Hannah, 12 February 1719, who died a widow 25 January 1810; Thomas, 2 May 1721; William, 26 April 1723; Mehitable, 13 March 1725; Henry, 26 March 1727; Jane, 29 May 1729; Sarah, 1 July 1731; and Stephen Sewall, 24 March 1734, Harvard College 1761, professor of Hebrew etc. at the same. He was a tanner, and died about 1740.

SAMUEL SEWALL, or SAMUEL SEWELL, or SAMUEL SEAWELL, Boston, eldest son of the second Henry Sewall, born in England at Horton, near Basingstoke, County Hants, was baptized at the church of Boston, taught his rudiment at Rumsey school, and came with his mother at 9 years of age to our country, administered a freeman 1678, artillery company 1679, of who he was Captain 1701, a supervisor of the press 1681, and printed with his own hand the catechism, chosen an Assistant 1684 to 6, when Charter was abrogated and again, on its restoration 1689 to 92, and named of the council in new Charter by King William and Mary under advise of Increase Mather, of which list he was the last survivor when he withdrew 1725; was made a Judge of the Supreme Court 1692, and one of a special, but unlawful, commission with others under Deputy-Governor Stoughton for trial of the witches; several years Judge of Probate and died 1 January 1730. For his partaking in the doleful delusion of that monstrous tribunal at Salem, that caused the death of so many innocents, he suffered remorse for long years with the highest Christian magnanimonius supplication for mercy on the Lord's day, in the open congregation though less tenderness of conscience was shown by a very religious magistrate, the chief in that cause. See Hutchinson II. 61.He may also claim the honor of being one of the earliest in exertions against domestic slavery, and in answer to him on of his associated judges published defence. By his first wife Hannah Hull, only surviving child of John Hull, the mintmaster, married 28 February 1676, he had John, born 2, baptized8 April 1677, who died next year; Samuel, 11, baptized 16 June 1678; Hannah, 3, baptized 8 February 1680, who died unmarried at 44 years; Elizabeth, 29 December 1681, baptized 1 June following; Hull, 8, baptized 13 July 1684, died young; Henry, 8, baptized 13 December 1685, died in few days; Stephen, 31 January baptized 6 February 1687, died in few months Joseph Sewall, 15, baptized 19 August 1688, Harvard College 1707; Judith, 13, baptized 24 August 1690, died soon; Mary, 28 October baptized 1 November 1691, another child 7, baptized 13 August 1696, died soon; Sarah, 21, baptized 25 November 1694, died young; one more, in 1696, died very soon; and Judith, again, 2, baptized 4 January 1702; so that only six of the fourteen children grew to maturity. A second wife Abigail Meylen, daughter of Jacob Meylen, who was widow of William Tilley, as she had been widow of James Woodmansey, married 29 October 1719, died 26 May following, and a third wife married 29 March 1722, Mary Shrimpton, daughter of Henry Shrimpton, widow of Robert Gibbs, oulived him; but neither had brought him children. Elizabeth married 17 October 1700, Grove Hirst, and died 10 July 1716; Mary married Samuel Gerrish, and died 16 November 1710; and Judith, married 12 May 1720, Reverend William Cooper, and died 23 December 1740.Folly has never been gratified by any tradition more than the story of the marriage of this Judge Sewall as Hutchinson I. 178, tells, that he record with his first wife "as commonly reported thirty thousand pounds in New England shillings." Easy was it for credulity to accept the addition to that tale, that she was put into the scales against an equal load of her father's coin. Slight arithmetic would prove, that father and daughter together would scarcely balance one tenth of the silver; so that if we strike out one of the cyphers from that 30000, and assume that dollars were the true read instead of pounds, it might be less marvel. if equally ridiculous, probably he was the richest man in the Province at his death yet he left no will, and his administrators saw no use in return of inventory.Amicable partition, no doubt, was sufficient for the heirs.

SAMUEL SEWALL, or SAMUEL SEWELL, or SAMUEL SEAWELL, Brookline, son of the preceding, married 15 September 1702, Rebecca Dudley, eldest daughter of Governor Joseph Dudley, had Hull, born 19 July 1703, died in few months; Rebecca, 30 December 1704, though Boston record then gives Samuel, who followed and Hannah, Mary, Henry, and John, but all died before their father who lived to 27 February 1751.His widow died 14 April 1761.

SAMUEL SEWALL, or SAMUEL SEWELL, or SAMUEL SEAWELL, York, son of the first John Sewall, by wife Lydia Storer, not Sarah Storer (as Alden calls her), had John, born 14 August 1712, died at 3 years; Dummer, 12 February 1715, died at 21 years; Lydia, 24 January 1717; Mary, 30 May 1718, died soon; Mary, again, 29 February 1720; and Hannah, 22 January 1722; and by second wife married 28 November 1723, widow of Joseph Titcomb of Newbury, daughter of Samuel Batchelder of Reading, whose baptized name is not seen, had seven sons: Samuel, born 14 September 1724, who lived unmarried to great age; John, again, 5 May 1729; Joseph, 3 September 1731; Moses, 22 July 1733; David Sewall, 7 October 1735, Harvard College 1755; Dummer, 17 December 1737; Henry, 7 February 1740; Sarah and Jane, twins that died young, and he died 28 April 1769. His widow died 4 February 1790, aged 92.

SAMUEL SEWALL, or SAMUEL SEWELL, or SAMUEL SEAWELL, Boston, eldest son of Stephen Sewall the first, a merchant married 1 January 1717, Catharine Lee, widow of Henry Howell, daughter of Reverend Samuel Lee, probably had no issue.But her two young children by Howell were drowned 8 January 1727, through breaking of the ice on the river while son was in England and he probably required celebrity Dr. Watts to write a letter of condolence to his wife that has been printed in Genealogical Registrar I. 91.Poor Cotton Mather had married their aunt and was made administrator on estate of their father, thereby caused great trouble to himself and unjust delay to the orphanson Sewell was Representative several times after coming home, and died 5 May 1757.

STEPHEN SEWALL, or STEPHEN SEWELL, or STEPHEN SEAWELL, Newbury, youngest son of Henry Sewall the second, born in England, married 13 June 1682, Margaret Mitchell, daughter of Jonathan Mitchell, the matchless, had, Eliot says, 17 children though I see account of only ten: Margaret, born 7 May 1687; Samuel, 24 November 1689; Susanna, 24 October 1691; Jonathan, 7 February 1693; Jane, 10 February 1695; Mehitable, 21 May 1697; Mitchell Sewall, 29 October 1699, Harvard College 1718; Henry, 25 October 1701, died under 20 years; Stephen Sewall, 18 December 1704, Harvard College 1721, the Chief Justice who died unmarried 10 September 1760; and Benjamin, 6 April 1708; died 17 October 1725; and his widow died 20 January 1736.Of his daughters Margaret married 11 November 1714, as his second wife John Higginson; Susanna married 22 October 1713, Reverend Aaron Porter; Jane married Reverend William Cooke; and Mehitable married Thomas Robie. After 1686 he lived at Salem.Great service this Stephen rendered in 1704, as head of the volunteers in a successful expedition against the pirate Quelch, who with five of his companions were hanged.

THOMAS SEWALL, or THOMAS SEWELL, or THOMAS SEAWELL, Springfield, had a daughter born 5 January 1649, who died in 3 weeks; and Abigail, 14 March 1650, and removed soon after but to what place is hard to decide, perhaps was at Wickford 1674; and wholly uncertain whence he came; and the spelling on record is Sewill.Widely spread the name has not been in our country, though none more honored for graduates in 1849 at Harvard counted twenty-two, none at Yale, and one at Dartmouth.


CALEB SEWARD, Guilford, son of William Seward, married 14 July 1686, Lydia Bushnell, daughter of the second William Bushnell of Saybrook, had Daniel, born 1687, died next year; Lydia, 1689; Caleb, 1692; Thomas, 1694; Noadiah, 1697; removed to Durham, and had Ephraim, 6 August 1700, the first born of that town; and Ebenezer, 1703. He died 2 August 1728; and his widow died 1753.

EDWARD SEWARD, Ipswich 1637, may have gone home, and been a soldier in the great civil war 1643, and was servant in the garrison of Chichester, County Sussex, when he made his will, gives property to kinsmen and friends at Selsey and Chichester, but he came to our country again, in 1650 was of Guilford, and died a few years after.

GEORGE SEWARD, Guilford, was one of the original covenants 1668 at Branford, removed it is supposed last to Newark, New Jersey. Perhaps he was brother of William Seward.

JOHN SEWARD, Guilford, eldest son of William Seward, married 25 June 1679, Abigail Bushnell, eldest daughter of the second William Bushnell, had Abigail, born 1680, died young; John, 1682; William, 1684; Hezekiah, 1687; Abigail, again, 1689; Daniel, 1692; Deborah, 1694; Jedediah, 1696; and Temperance, 1698; and he died 5 December 1748, nearly 95 years old. His widow died 1750.

JOSEPH SEWARD, Guilford, brother of the preceding, married February 1681, Judith Bushnell, daughter of the second William Bushnell, had Joseph, born 1682, died soon; Judith, 1684; Mary, 1686, died soon; Joseph, again, 1687; and Mary, again, 1690; was a physician at Durham, and died 14 February 1731. His widow died 1740.

RICHARD SEWARD, Portsmouth, died 1663, leaving children and grandchildren.

ROBERT SEWARD, Exeter 1639, perhaps was brother of the preceding, and resident of Portsmouth 1649.

ROGER SEWARD, Boston 1655, a mariner.

WILLIAM SEWARD, Taunton 1643, whose name is by Baylies, II. 267, called Edwards, was of New Haven 1651, and married 2 April of that year Grace Norton, daughter of Thomas Norton of Guilford, had Mary, born 28 February 1652; and soon after removed to Guilford, there had John, 14 February 1654; Joseph, 1655; Samuel, 20 August 1659, died young; Caleb, 14 March 1662; Stephen, 6 August 1664; Samuel, again, 8 February 1667, died at 22 years, in few days after his father; Hannah, 8 October 1670; and Ebenezer, 13 December 1672; was a Lieutenant and Representative 1673 and 4, had good estate, and died early in 1689, aged about 62. His will was of 29 March of that year. Mary married John Scranton, but died before her father leaving three children; Hannah married Joseph Hand. Stephen outlived his father but died without children before his youngest brother who died 19 October 1701, by kick of a horse. Sometimes this name is Seaward.


SEXTON. See Saxton.


FRANCIS SEYLE, as given by Farmer for a freeman of 13 May 1640, so printed by me in the earlier Edition of Winthrop's history and thus approved by Paige and Shurtleff in their lists, was not satisfactory and with great confidence I changed the letters to Lyle in the Ed. of Winthrop 1853, after Severe scrutiny of the original writing in the record It seems almost certain, that it stands for Francis Lyall, the surgeon. See that name.


JOHN SEYMOR, JOHN SEIMOR, JOHN SEAMOR, or JOHN SEAMER, Hartford, son of Richard Seymor, a freeman 1667, married Mary Watson, daughter of John Watson of Hartford had John, born 12 June 1666; Thomas, 12 March 1669; Mary, November 1670; Margaret, 17 January 1675; Richard, 11 February 1677; Jonathan, 10 January 1679; Nathaniel, 6 November 1680; and Zachary 10 January 1685.

MATTHEW SEYMOR, MATTHEW SEIMOR, MATTHEW SEAMOR, or MATTHEW SEAMER, Norwalk, son of Thomas Seymor, was a Lieutenant 1718.

RICHARD SEYMOR, RICHARD SEIMOR, RICHARD SEAMOR, or RICHARD SEAMER, Hartford 1639, but not an original proprietor, removed 1652 to Farmington, next to Norwalk, there was a selectman 1655, and died 25 November leaving Thomas, Richard, John, and Zechariah, perhaps Mary, and Elizabeth, born June 1650; and widow Mercy, who married 22 November 1656, John Steele, as his second wife. In Genealogical Registrar XII. 197, this name is mistaken for Seger, as Mr. Porter says. I presume his sister Mary Seymor married 29 September 1644, Thomas Gridley.

RICHARD SEYMOR, RICHARD SEIMOR, RICHARD SEAMOR, or RICHARD SEAMER, son of the preceding, was of Farmington, in the list of a freeman 1669, by wife Hannah, daughter of Anthony Howkins, had Samuel; Ebenezer; Jonathan, baptized 17 April 1687; and daughters Hannah; and Mercy, baptized 14 January 1683.

THOMAS SEYMOR, THOMAS SEIMOR, THOMAS SEAMOR, or THOMAS SEAMER, Norwalk, son of Richard Seymor the first, was probably born in England, married January 1654, Hannah Marvin, daughter of Matthew Marvin, had Hannah, born 12 December following; Abigail, January 1656, who married 16 November 1676, Thomas Picket of Stratford; Mary and Sarah, twins September 1658; Thomas, September 1660; Mercy, November 1666; Matthew, May 1669; Elizabeth, December 1673; and Rebecca, January 1676; was a freeman 1668.

ZECHARIAH, Hartford, brother of the preceding, was of Farmington, among a freeman of 1669, had daughters Mary, born 1689; Elizabeth and Abigail, twins 1692; and Ruth, 1669; died 1702, aged 60.Of this name, in 1834, Farmer notes in MS, eleven had been graduates at Yale, and five at other New England Colleges, but none at Harvard or Dartmouth.


WILLIAM SHACKFORD, or WILLIAM SCACKFORTH, Dover 1662-72, was of the grand jury 1682, and a Captain, probably 1696, perhaps had a family.


ELIAS SHADDUCK, or ELIAS CHADDOCK, Windsor, married Hannah Osborn, daughter of John Osborn, had only child Hannah, who married 14 March 1692, Benjamin West, and died 26 May 1676. His widow married 6 March 1678, Benjamin Eggleston.


MICHAEL SHAFLIN, Salem, a tailor, from Salisbury, County Wilts, embarked April 1635 at Southampton in the James, may first have been of another town, but in 1637 had grant of land at Salem; a freeman 18 May 1642, had Catharine and Sarah by wife Elizabeth, who is among members of the church 1639, and she may be not the same, called Alice in his will of 5 April 1686, probated 19 May 1687, made executrix with gift of his estate in fee, paying in four years after his death (that occurred 12 December 1686), six pounds to each of the daughters Catharine King, and Sarah Stone; but who were husbands of those daughters is not known.


ISAAC SHAKESPEAR, may be the name of a soldier, killed by the Indians at Northampton, 28 September 1675, as in that account of Reverend Mr. Russell to our General Court of which Coffin's valuable history 389, 90, gives copy. Uzackabee Shacksbee is the name on town record as Mr. Judd assured me, and he is designated as Praisever Turner's man. Possibly he was a friendly Indian, not a few of who enjoyed the advantage of bearing arms in our cause; but certain it is very unlike an England or even Christian name.



THOMAS SHALER, THOMAS SHALLOR, THOMAS SHALIER, THOMAS SHAILER, THOMAS SHAYLER, or THOMAS SHALLER, Haddam, propounded for a freeman 1671, removed to Killingworth, there had Nathaniel, born 16 December 1677; went back to Haddam and had more, and Goodwin (who makes him marrying 1673, Alice Spencer, daughter of Jared Spencer, widow of Thomas Brooks), gives other children as Thomas, about 1674; Abel; Timothy; and Ann; but does not name Nathaniel. However he says, he sailed for the West Indies 1692, and was lost at sea.


RICHARD SHANNON, Portsmouth 1689, married Abigail Vaughan, daughter of William Vaughan, had Cutt and Nathaniel, and descendants of distinction are numerous.


ALEXANDER SHAPLEIGH, ALEXANDER SHARPLEY, or ALEXANDER SHAPLEY, Kittery 1642, had some years before been agent, probably of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, and so may be thought to have come from Devonshire. Had Catharine, who married perhaps in England James Treworthy; Nicholas, and other children; all, it may be, born in his native land. He soon went home, and died there before 1650.

BENJAMIN SHAPLEIGH, BENJAMIN SHARPLEY, or BENJAMIN SHAPLEY, New London, mariner, son of Nicholas Shapleigh, married 10 April 1672, Mary Picket, eldest daughter of John Picket, had Ruth, born 24 December following; Benjamin, 20 March 1675; Mary, 26 March 1677; Joseph, 15 August 1681, who died young; Ann, 31 August 1685; Daniel, 14 February 1690; Jane, 1696; and Adam, 1698, died young; and died 3 August 1706, in 56th year if the credit of the gravestone leads us to believe he was the second, not first Benjamin of his father.

JOHN SHAPLEIGH, JOHN SHARPLEY, or JOHN SHAPLEY, Kittey, perhaps son of Alexander Shapleigh, was Sergeant 1659; killed by the Indians 29 April 1706, as Penhallow tells, when his son was taken by them to Canada, and treated very cruelly. Niles relates the same matter with slight difference of date. See 3 Massachusetts history Collection VI. 275.

NICHOLAS SHAPLEIGH, NICHOLAS SHARPLEY, or NICHOLAS SHAPLEY, Boston, perhaps brother of Alexander Shapleigh, had Benjamin, born September 1645, perhaps his youngest, lived after at Charlestown, was a Captain, and died 15 February 1663. His will, of 21 January 1662, probated 7 September 1663, gave to his wife "the house In who Mr. Roswell lives," who was, of course, one of the best in that town, mentioned the sons Nicholas, Joseph, and Benjamin, and made Honorable Richard Russell an overseer. For bequest of a share in his estate to son Joseph, is attached a curious condition--"in case he married Sarah Nichols, daughter of Randall Nichols." His widow Ann died 26 March 1687, in 80th year. She and her son Joseph acted as executors.

NICHOLAS SHAPLEIGH, NICHOLAS SHARPLEY, or NICHOLAS SHAPLEY, Kittery, son of Alexander Shapleigh, born in England, a man of eminence was first of Portsmouth, sold his estate there in December 1644, chosen Treasurer of the Province of Maine 1649, Captain in 1653, Major in 1656, superseded in 1663 by William Phillips, being in 1662 a magistrate next to the right worshipful Henry Josselyn. He had wife Alice, no children went home probably seven years later, and lived long, yet came not again to our side of the ocean, I presume, but died in England 1681 or 2. His name is not included with those the royal commissioners honored in given office, who might seem to prove his absence though special reason may be, his tenderness for Quakers.

NICHOLAS SHAPLEIGH, NICHOLAS SHARPLEY, or NICHOLAS SHAPLEY, Charlestown, son of Nicholas Shapleigh the first, was a Major, dismissed In July 1669, by the Country Court, from that office, as a Quaker, but his nearer neighbor continued to trust his goodness, made him Representative 1696, and he probably had son of the same name, and no little hesitation is felt in distinguishing one from the other.


CHARLES SHARP, New Hampshire 1684.

JOHN SHARP, Dover 1663.

JOHN SHARP, Westerly 1668.

JOHN SHARP, Boston, by wife Martha, had Robert, born 1665; and probably others. He was son of Robert Sharp, lived at Muddy River now Brookline, was Lieutenant of that Company of Wadsworth at Sudbury fight, April 1676, that was nearly cut off to a man. A letter of his, writen few weeks before his death in Genealogical Registrar X. 65, is worth reading. Dr. Pierce, in his history of the town, says, "the son of this Lieutenant Sharp afterwards lost his life in an expedition against the Indians in Canada."

JOHN SHARP, Cambridge, merchant had wife Elizabeth, who died 9 March 1699, in her 25th year as the inscription of her gravestone is given by Harris, who tells no more of him.

RICHARD SHARP, Boston, a freeman 1674, died 5 August 1677.

ROBERT SHARP, Braintree, came in the Abigail, perhaps, 1635, from London, aged 20, had John, born 12 March 1643, and may have been at Rehoboth the same year, but certainly bought in 1650, with Peter Aspinwall, the large farm of William Colborn at Muddy River; had Mary, baptized at Roxbury, 5 December 1652, and elder daughter Abigail, born about 1648. He died January 1655, his inventory in Genealogical Registrar VIII. 276, being of 19th of that month, though Farmer had it July 1653; and his widow Abigail, became second wife of Nicholas Clap.

SAMUEL SHARP, Salem 1629, came, with Reverend Samuel Skelton, in the George Bonadventure, embarked in April of this year, with a duplicate of the Charter of the Colony by the Governor and Assistant of Massachusetts betrusted to him, and they appointed him to be of the council to Captain John Endicott, Governor of their plantation with three ministers Higginson, Skelton, and Bright, besides the two Browns, John, and Samuel, and Thomas Graves, the engineer. But as they were required to be under oath, and that was probably never administered (see Endicott); and as he was chosen an Assistant at the General Court in London, 20 October following (when Winthrop was chosen Governor in lieu of Cradock then resigned) but never took the oath of qualification being on our side of the water, and Ludlow was chosen in his place, at the Court 10 February after I have not given him the designation of that ranking after the government was transfered hither, he desired administered as a freeman 19 October 1630, and was administered 3 July 1632, but had been made ruling elder, probably in 1630, after death of Houghton. By wife Alice, he had Elias, baptized 1 January 1637; Edward, 14 April 1639; Mary, 28 June 1640; Experience, a daughter 19 September 1641; Nathaniel, 10 November 1644; and Hannah, 1647; besides the eldest, Abigail (perhaps by a former wife), who married October 1647, Thomas Jeggles.He died says Bentley, 1658; but Felt thinks, 1656; and his widow died 1667.

THOMAS SHARP, Boston, chosen an Assistant 20 October 1629, in London, when the new Governor Winthrop was chosen, and they came together in the fleet of 1630. On 3 January following his only daughter (as from the language of Governor Dudley may be inferred) was taken from him, and his house burned 16 March after so that we may not blame, however we regret, his leaving our country forever, embarked 1 April with Sir Richard Saltonstall and his family to go home.


GEORGE SHARSWOOD, New London 1666, had George and William, perhaps not twins baptized 2 April 1671; Mary, 1672; and Catharine, 1674. He died 1 May of that year, and his widow married 1678, George Darrow; and Mary married Jonathan Hill.

WILLIAM SHARSWOOD, New London, son of the preceding, by wife Abigail, had Jonathan, George, and Abigail, all baptized September 1700; and he died before 1705, when George Polly of Philadelphia had married his widow. Yet he had other sons William, and James.


JOHN SHATSWELL, JOHN SHOTSWELL, JOHN SATCHELL, or JOHN SATCHELLS, Ipswich 1633, was fined, 3 September by our General Court for distemper in drink, but 5 years after, half of the fine was remitted and he was much more correct in deportment, died 1647, and his will was probated 30 March. It names wife Joanna, son Richard, brother Theophilus, brother Curwin, and sister Mary Webster, wife of John Webster. His widow married John Green of Charlestown, outlived him, and died 17 April 1673.

JOHN SHATSWELL, JOHN SHOTSWELL, JOHN SATCHELL, or JOHN SATCHELLS, Ipswich, son of Richard Shatswell, married 20 June 1684, Sarah Younglove, daughter of the second Samuel Younglove of the same, had John, born 1 April 1685, died soon; John, again, 17 March 1687, died young.

RICHARD SHATSWELL, RICHARD SHOTSWELL, RICHARD SATCHELL, or RICHARD SATCHELLS, Ipswich, son of the first John Shatswell, born probably in England, by wife Rebecca, perhaps, had Mary, who died September 1657; Sarah, born 19 August 1658; Richard, who died 28 January 1664; Ann, born 21 February 1666; Richard, again; John, and Hannah, or Joanna, perhaps both; and he died 13 July 1694. Sarah married a Rindge.

RICHARD SHATSWELL, RICHARD SHOTSWELL, RICHARD SATCHELL, or RICHARD SATCHELLS, Ipswich, son of the preceding, died 16 May 1698, leaving wife Elinor, who was of Daniel Cheney, and only child Richard.

THEOPHILUS SHATSWELL, THEOPHILUS SHOTSWELL, THEOPHILUS SATCHELL, or THEOPHILUS SATCHELLS, Ipswich 1642, was at Haverhill 1646, but back to Ipswich in 1648, had wife Susanna, and died 1668.He may have been father of a William, who died there about 1663.


SAMPS SHATTON, as in the valuable history of Rhode Island by Arnold, this name is given four times out of five to the man commonly named Shotten.


JOHN SHATTUCK, Watertown, eldest son of William Shattuck the first, married 20 June 1664, Ruth Whitney, eldest daughter of John Whitney of the same, had John, born 4 June 1666, who was, with his first born child John, killed by the Indians at Groton, 8 May 1709; Ruth, 24 January 1668; William, 11 September 1670; and Samuel. He was in Captain Beers's Company at Squakeag fight, 4 September 1675, and ten days after was drowned in crossing Charlestown ferry; and his widow married 6 March 1677, Enoch Lawrence of Groton.

PHILIP SHATTUCK, Watertown, brother of the preceding, physcian, married 9 November 1670, Deborah Barstow, daughter of William Barstow of Dedham, had Deborah, born 11 October 1671, died in few days; Philip, 26 January 1673, died young; Susanna, 6 August 1675; Ann, 8 December 1677; and his wife died 4 or 24 November 1679.On 11 February following he married Rebecca Chamberlain, had Joseph, 12 August 1681, died at 2 years; Rebecca, 10 March 1683; Benjamin, 17 March 1685; Joseph, again, 6 March 1687; Nathaniel, 14 January 1689; Isaac; Amos, 19 March 1695; Sarah, 26 October 1696; Theophilus; and Philip, again, 19 October 1699, both baptized 14 (not 15, as Bond tells, who was Monday) April 1700; and died 26 June 1722. His will, of 29 January probated 30 August following made Isaac executor, names both of his sons, Philip, and other children; and his widow died 1728.

SAMUEL SHATTUCK, Salem, a feltmaker, son of that widow Damaris, who married Thomas Gardner the first, was born in England about 1620, administered of the church 1642, but excommunicated after many years for a Quaker, and fined 1669 for entertaining Thomas Maule, another of that sect, and banished. On pain of death; went home, and came back with order, I exult in saying, from Charles II for cessation of such prosecution. Who was his wife is unknown but her name was Grace, and he had children Samuel, born 7 October 1649; Hannah, 28 August 1651; Damaris, 11 November 1653; Mary, 14 March 1655; Priscilla, 1 May 1658; Return, 16 August 1662; Retire, 28 March 1664; and Patience, 18 November 1666. Six daughters were married, Hannah to John Somes of Boston; Damaris to Benjamin Pope of Salem; Mary, to Benjamin Trask of Beverly; Priscilla, 26 April 1694, to Hugh Nichols of Salem; Return, 14 September 1688, to John Saunders; and Patience, 29 July 1689, to John Smith of Salem.

SAMUEL SHATTUCK, eldest child of the preceding, hatter, married 24 July 1676, Sarah Bucknam, daughter of the first William Bucknam of Malden, had Samuel, born 7 September 1678, who died before his father John, 13 March 1680; and Margaret; and died after making his will, 22 December 1722, probated 25 March following.

SAMUEL SHATTUCK, Watertown, youngest son of William Shattuck, by wife Abigail, had Abigail, born 17 October 1686; Samuel, 16 February 1689; and Martha, 11 April 1694.

WILLIAM SHATTUCK, Watertown 1642, by wife Susanna, had Susanna, born 1643; Mary, 25 August John, 11 February 1647; Philip, 1648; Joanna; William, 1653; Rebecca, 1655; Abigail, 1657; Benjamin, died young; and Samuel, 28 February 1666. He died 14 August 1672, aged 58, in his will of 11 days preceding, spelling his name Shathock, names all the ten children. His widow married 18 November 1673, Richard Norcross, as his second wife and died 11 December 1686. Descendants are very numerous. Susanna married 12 April 1661, Joseph Morse, and next, 5 July 1678, John Fay, and for third husband William Brigham; Mary married 14 February 1662, Jonathan Brown; Joanna died 4 February 1673, unmarried; Rebecca married 7 February 1672, Samuel Church; and Abigail married 17 October 1678, Jonathan Morse, and next, Joshua Parker of Groton.

WILLIAM SHATTUCK, Boston, shoemaker, administered an inhabitant 1652, by wife Hannah, had Hannah, born 8 July 1654; and Exercise, 12 November 1656; became a Quaker, and after failing to be instructed by whipped and prison, was banished and went to Shrewsbury, New Jersey.There his daughter Hannah married 6 November 1674, Restore Lippincot, and had numerous children.

WILLIAM SHATTUCK, Watertown, son of the first William Shattuck, weaver, married Susanna Randall, daughter of Stephen Randall, had Elizabeth, born 3 November 1684; William, about 1686; Benjamin Shattuck, 30 July 1687, Harvard College 1709; Joanna; Mary, baptized 13 April 1690; Abigail; Joseph, born 9 October 1694, died next week; Jonathan, 16 October 1695; Robert, 1 January 1698; and Moses, 1 November 1703. His wife died 8 May 1723, and he died 19 October 1732.Farmer notes, that four of this name had, in 1829, been graduates at Harvard and three at Dartmouth.


GEORGE SHAVELIN, Charlestown 1635, but not inhabitant next year. Frothingham, 84.


ABRAHAM SHAW, Dedham 1638, had probably lived at Watertown some years before, at least his house and goods were burned there October 1636, as told in Winthrop I. 200, was a freeman 9 March 1637. He had that year grant of half the coal and iron to be found in common lands and this would more stimulate his curiosity than increase his wealth, had he not died the next year and in 1639 his administrators sold the estate at Dedham.Of children we hear the names, Joseph, John, Mary, and Martha; and to Joseph, with Nicholas Byram, who had married one of the daughters was entering the administration under the will, of which the abstract is given in Genealogical Registrar II. 180. Descendants perhaps through both sons are found in the neighborhood.

ANDREW SHAW, Salem 1691.

ANTHONY SHAW, Boston, married 8 April 1653, Alice Stonard, perhaps daughter of John Stonard, had William, born 21 January 1654, died at 2 months; William, again, 24 February 1655; and Elizabeth, 21 May 1656; but no descendant is known.

BENJAMIN SHAW, Weymouth, son of John Shaw the first, by wife Hannah, had Susanna, born 6 February 1699; and, perhaps, if our record did not fail soon after that date, we might read several more.

BENONI SHAW, Plympton, son of Jonathan Shaw, married Lydia Waterman, daughter of John Waterman, had Lydia, born 1697; John, 1699; Mary, 1700; Margaret, 1701; Elkanah, 1703; Jonathan, 1704; Moses, 1705; Benoni; Benjamin and Hannah, twins 1715; Rebecca and Abigail, twins; Phebe; and a daughter without name; and he died 5 March 1751; and his widow died 25 July 1657.

EDWARD SHAW, Duxbury 1632, according to Winsor may be the same, as Folsom found at Saco, where his wife Jane was whipped for slander, and the year before was of Scarborough, accounted Southgate, 26; and there in few years he died, for his son Richard, after residing some years as heir, sold his estate 1662.

FEARNOT SHAW, Boston, blacksmith 1671, son of Joseph Shaw the first of Weymouth, married Bethia Leager, daughter of Jacob Leager, had Jacob, born 6 November 1672; and John, 30 March 1678.

GEORGE SHAW, Eastham, son perhaps of Jonathan Shaw, married 8 January 1690, Constance Doane, daughter of Daniel Doane of the same, had Elkanah, Rebecca, George, Hannah, John, and Jonathan; and died 2 May 1720.

ISRAEL SHAW, Salem, son of William Shaw, claimed share of common lands in right of proportions of 1661, so late as 1713, and no more is known of him, except that he married Elizabeth Booth, and had Israel, born 16 December 1698; and Susanna, 29 September 1703.

JAMES SHAW, Plymouth 1643, son of the first John Shaw, probably born in England, married 24 December 1652, Mary Mitchell, daughter of Experience Mitchell, had James, born 6 December 1654, and two daughters.

JOHN SHAW, Plymouth 1632, or some years before, brought from England wife Alice and children John, James, Jonathan, and Abigail, who married Stephen Bryant, and died 24 October 1694. He was one of the purchasers of Dartmouth 1652; his wife died 6 March 1655, at Plymouth and he became one of the first settlers at Middleborough 1662. His son John went unmarried to England.

JOHN SHAW, Boston, a butcher, artillery company 1646; by wife Martha, had John, born 16 May 1646, probably died soon; John, again, 1648; Samuel, 4 November 1651, died at 10 months; Martha, 16 September 1655; and Joseph, 11 November 1657; made provisions for annuity to himself and wife Elizabeth, 1670, and died 23 July 1687. He may be the same, who was called a fisherman in the list of contributors 1657 to build the "townhouse" of Boston.

JOHN SHAW, Weymouth, son of Abraham Shaw, born in England, by wife Alice, who outlived him, had Elizabeth, born 26 February 1656; Abraham, 10 October 1657; Mary, 24 March 1660; Nicholas, 23 March 1662; Joseph, 15 April 1664; Alice, 6 July 1666; Hannah, 7 April 1668; Benjamin, 16 June 1670; Abigail, 15 July 1672; and Ebenezer, 24 April 1674; besides John, probably his first born before the date of perfect records. I ought to mention that some slight uncertain is felt, whether this man was son of Abraham Shaw, since Weymouth record show, that one

JOHN SHAW there married 7 June 1658; Sarah Waters, and he may have been son of Abraham Shaw, and this husband of Alice have been brother of Abraham. However, as he named his eldest, or second son Abraham (who served as a soldier on Connecticut river March 1676), my assumption may be good.

JOHN SHAW, Malden, a tailor, had John, born 16 December 1667, and wife in 1670, Hannah, who died 8 April 1674; and he married 12 August following Elizabeth Ramsdell.

JOHN SHAW, Stoningon 1670, probably eldest son of Thomas Shaw the same, was born at Charlestown, and joined the church of Reverend James Noyes at Stonington 1677.

JOHN SHAW, Rehoboth, had Priscilla, born 22 June 1680; and Ann, 15 March 1682. probably he removed from Weymouth after 1676, for none of this name is earlier found at Rehoboth.

JOHN SHAW, Weymouth, son probably eldest child of John Shaw of the same, yet may have been son of Joseph Shaw, a freeman 1681, by wife Hannah, had John, born 16 December 1679, who probably died young; Abraham, 14 February 1685; Hannah, 26 April 1687; John, again, 20 January 1690; Mary, 5 May 1691; and Benjamin, 25 July 1693.

JOHN SHAW, Weymouth, perhaps cousin of John Shaw the second of the same, and son of John or Joseph, but of who I am ignorant, by wife Judith, had Elizabeth, born 26 September 1687; Joseph, 11 January 1692; Judith, 4 May 1693; and Abigail, 17 July 1695; perhaps others. Whatever doubt of identification as to one or another John of Weymouth is felt, it is indisputed that Reverend John Shaw, great grandson of Abraham Shaw, Harvard College 1729, had four sons who were ministers viz.: Oakes Shaw, Harvard College 1758, father of Honorable Lemuel Shaw, Harvard College 1800, thirty years, Chief Justice of Massachusetts; Bezaleel Shaw, Harvard College 1762; William Shaw, Harvard College 1762, minister of Marshfield, and father of other ministers; besides Harvard College £2, for the late William Shaw, the large-hearted founder of the Boston Athenaeum.

JONATHAN SHAW, Plymouth 1654, son of the first John Shaw, by him brought from England, married 22 January 1657, Phebe Watson, daughter of George Watson, had Hannah; Jonathan, born 1663; Phebe; Mary; George; Lydia; Benjamin and Benoni, twins 1672, of who the former died young; but whether all, or how many, of these were born by that wife or when she died we are ignorant.Yet it is known that he had second wife Persis Dunham, widow of Benajah Pratt, and daughter of Deacon John Dunham. He may have lived at Duxbury, or Eastham, part of his days. Hannah married 5 August 1678, Thomas Paine, junior of Eastham; Phebe married John Morton; Mary married 1687, Eleazer Ring; and Lydia married 4 April 1689, Nicholas Snow.

JONATHAN SHAW, son of the preceding, by first wife Mehitable Pratt, had Jonathan, Phebe, Persis, Mehitable, James, Hannah, Elizabethm Priscilla, Abigail, and Samuel, it is said, and this wife died 1712. By second wife Mary Darling, married 16 November 1715, he had Rebecca, born 1718; and though his residence, or date of death are unknown, his widow we are told, died 9 March 1754, aged 80.

JOSEPH SHAW, Dedham 1636, son of Abraham Shaw, brought from England by his father, a freeman 22 May 1639, removed soon after death of his father to Weymouth, had Joseph, born 14 July 1643; John; and others, not named of who Fearnot was one; died 1653 at Weymouth before records of that town are visible.His will is abstracted in Genealogical Registrar V. 303.

JOSEPH SHAW, Boston, cooper, married 1 December 1653, Mary, daughter of Nathaniel Souther, and died 12 days after and the widow married 16 August following John Blake.

JOSEPH SHAW, Hampton, son of Roger Shaw, married 26 June 1661, Elizabeth Partridge, daughter of William Partridge of Salisbury; had Abiel, born October 1662, who married Thomas Brown, and probably others.

JOSEPH SHAW, Charlestown, married 16 December 1664, Sarah Patten, perhaps daughter of William Patten; but nothing more is known of him, and it may be that he removed.

JOSEPH SHAW, Weyrmouth, probably son of John Shaw first of the same, a freeman 1691, by wife Judith, had Judith, born 4 May 1693; Abigail, 17 July 1695; and, perhaps, others after our transcript stops.

NICHOLAS SHAW, Weymouth, probably brother of the preceding, by wife Deborah, had Alice, born 13 April 1687; Nicholas, 7 May 1689; Joshua, 18 March 1692; John, 31 March 1696; Zechary, 7 May 1669; and, perhaps, more.

ROGER SHAW, Cambridge 1636, a freeman 14 March 1639, by wife Ann, had Esther, born June 1638; Mary, who died 26 January or February 1640; Mary, again, 29 September 1645; removed to Hampton, there had second wife Susanna, widow of William Tilton of Lynn, was Representative 1651 and 2, and died 29 May 1662, leaving son Joseph, Benjamin, and four daughters probably all by first wife.

THOMAS SHAW, Hingham 1637, removed before 1643, to Barnstable, though he did not sell his estate at Hingham before 1665, may have had no wife or children at least his will, of 25 June 1672, refers to none. Some have written the name Shae.

THOMAS SHAW, Charlestrown, perhaps had wife Mary, administetered of the church July 1645; had John, born 4 March 1648, whose baptism would fail to be found in the record having large gap after 1642; removed 1656 to New London, and in 1658 was of Stonington, made a freeman 1666, in the town list of 1669 called senior which permits us to suppose he had son of the name. The government of Connecticut in 1675 granted to his wife a hundred acres, so that we may presume he was late dead.

THOMAS SHAW, Concord 1663.

WILLIAM SHAW, Salem 1657, then was a servant of Thomas Palmer, married 23 November 1668, Elizabeth Fraile, daughter of George Fraile of Lynn, had Samuel, born 19 February 1670, died soon; William, 25 September 1672; Elizabeth, perhaps January 1677; Israel, July 1680; and in his will of 1 January 1722, probated 30 December 1726, he names another wife Mary, and other children besides those three, viz. Ebenezer, Daniel, Benjamin, and Margaret. Elizabeth had married a Stockwell. Of this name, the graduates in 1834 were marked by Farmer as fourteen at Harvard, one at Yale, and ten at the other New England Colleges. The first eight at Harvard were ministers.


GEORGE SHAWS, Duxbury 1638, says Winsor, removed before 1640, to Sandwich.


EDMUND SHEAFFE, Boston, came from Cranbrook, County Kent, but when is unknown nor is any thing told of him, but that he married Elizabeth Cotton, daughter of Sampson Cotton of London, had Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Sampson, but no dates of birth are given except 1650 for the last named child after death of his father.

JACOB SHEAFFE. Boston, came with his mother and Reverend Henry Whitfield, who married one of his sisters; went first to Guilford, where he was one of the seven pillars for constituting the church who to us appears strange, as he was so young, and unmarried, yet his relationship with the pastor will explain if not justify, this distinction.He was born at Cranbrook, in Kent, on the children registered there called son of Edmund Sheaffe, born 4 August 1616, and probably cousin of the preceding. In 1643 he removed to Boston, and was engaged soon to marry the only child of Henry Webb; and in the record of our General Court II. 46, we read this unusual favor: "Jacob Sheaffe and Margaret Webbe are permited to join in marriage though but twice published". He had Elizabeth, born 1 October 1644; Sarah, 14 September 1652; Ebenezer, 4 February 1654; a child whose name is not told, 25 July 1655; Mehitable, 28 May 1658; and Jacob, posthumous 23 July 1659. In 1648 he was chosen to the artillery company and the inscription on his tomb in the old graveyard tells, that he died 22 March 1659, aged 42, only children then living being Elizabeth and Mehitable. His widow married Reverend Thomas Thacher of Boston, long outlived him, and died 23 February 1694, in 68th year; Elizabeth married 7 September 1660, then under 16 years, Mr. Robert Gibbs, and 20 March 1675, married Jonathan Curwin, and died 29 August 1718; and Mehitable married Sampson Sheaffe. He seems to have the largest estate of any that hitherto, had daughter at Boston. His mother Joanna died at Guilford, July 1659.

SAMPS SHEAFFE, Boston 1672, merchant who in indenture of April 1673 calls himself of London, married Mehitable Sheaffe, daughter of Jacob Sheaffe, had Jacob, born 1677; and Sampson Sheaffe, 1681, Harvard College 1702, went, after 1685, to Newcastle, New Hampshire, and in that Province was collector of the customs, member of the council 1698, and Secretary, and Judge of the Supreme Court but came back to Boston and died 1724.From him most of the names in New Hampshire descends.

WILLIAM SHEAFFE, Charlestown, married 15 August 1672, Ruth Wood, perhaps daughter of Josiah Wood, had Mary, born 31 May 1673, baptized 14 December 1684; William, who died in the pestilence of 1677; besides Edward; William; and Mary, all baptized 13 January 1689; but why some were not earlier, I am ignorant, and he died 7 or 17 May 1713, aged 63.Of the son Edward, I think, had Edward; and the gravestone shows death of his wife Mary, 1 November 1748, aged 70;but she must have been third wife for a second marriage 2 March 1703 was Elizabeth Rand, widow of John Pinney, daughter of Thomas Rand; and William died 17 May 1718, and his son William died in October following.Among the early members of the church at Roxbury was a widow, son and Ellis, in history gives the names as of a man, with supply of goats and kids, probably before 1640, yet no light has been shed on either. She may have been mother of Jacob the first.Of this name, in 1839, ten had been graduates at Harvard and two at Yale.


THOMAS SHEARER, THOMAS SHERWOOD, Boston, tailor, married 18 April 1659, Hannah Bumstead, daughter of Thomas Bumstead.


JOHN SHEARMAN, Dartmouth, of which he was among early settlers, married Sarah Spooner, daughter of William Spooner, had children Timothy, Philip, Isaac, Ephraim, as is learned from his will of 19 June 1720, probated 21 May 1734, besides daughters Abigail Chase, and Hannah Shea, the husbandís of which are unknown to me.It made Philip and Timothy executors and mentioned his brother Peleg Shearman.But no information of the brother is obtained nor could I learn anything of descendants of John, yet it is well known they have been numerous.Always have I suspected that this name is the same as Sherman, even on our side of the water, but a large proportion of one branch being Quakers, the distinction was easily and harmlessly made by insertion of the first letter of our alphabet.

JOHN SHEARMAN, Marshfield, son of the first William Shearman. But see Sherman, as common the name is written.


JEREMIAH SHEARS, or JEREMIAH SHEERES, probably of York, married Susanna, widow of Nicholas Green, and no more is told of bim, but that he died 1664.

SAMUEL SHEARS, or SAMUEL SHEERES, Dedham, married 15 August 1658, widow Ann Grosse of Boston, probably as second wife, and resided in that part which became Wrentham, where he lived 1691, aged 64.

SAMUEL SHEARS, or SAMUEL SHEERES, Wrentham, son perhaps of the preceding, by wife Mary, had Mary, born 1664; John, 1666; Mehitable, 1 February 1668; Solomon, 20 February 1670, who died at 19 years; Grace, 29 February 1672; and Judith, 17 June 1675; and his wife died 26 April 1704.

SAMUEL SHEARS, or SAMUEL SHEERES of Wrentham, married 27 October 1683, Elizabeth Heath, daughter of Isaac Heath of Roxbury.

WILLIAM SHEARS, or WILLIAM SHEERES, Boston, 1657, may have gone home, and come again in 1671, then printed Shoars.


JOHN SHEATHER, Guilford 1650, had John, born 15 August 1651; Mary, 14 March 1654; Samuel, 3 February 1658; Elizabeth, 8 January 1660; and Hannah, who married 1685, Thomas Hall; and he was buried 1 June 1670.

JOHN SHEATHER, Killingworth, son of the preceding, married 9 February 1679, Elizabeth Wellman, had Elizabeth, born 20 November following; Hannah, 25 November 1681; John, 23 March 1685; Susanna; and Rachel.His wife died 5 February 1718, and he died 12 May 1721.

SAMUEL SHEATHER, Killingworth, brother of the preceding, by wife Mary, had Mary, born 1689; and Deborah, 1691.His widow married 29 October 1694, Robert Chapman of Saybrook.


DANIEL SHED, Braintree 1646, by wife Mary, had Mary, born 8 March 1648; Daniel, 30 August 1649; Hannah, 7 September 1651; John, 2 March 1655; Elizabeth and Zechariah, twins 17 June 1656; Sarah, 30 October 1658; and removed about 1660 to Billerica, there had Samuel, 13 August of that year; and Nathan, 5 February 1668. His younger daughters Susanna and Eunice, perhaps one, if not both of the younger sons were born by wife Elizabeth, who died 17 January 1700, and he died 27 July 1708. In the Colony record this name is printed Shode.

DANIEL SHED, Billerica, son of the preceding, a freeman 1690, married 5 July 1670, Ruth Moore, daughter of Golden Moore, had seven children and died 24 December 1690 of smallpox.

JOHN SHED, Billerica, brother of the preceding, married 1677, Sarah Chamberlain, daughter probably of William Chamberlain, had eleven children and died 31 January 1737.

ZECHARIAH SHED, Billerica, brother of the preceding, had wife Ann, and two children Hannah and Ages, all killed by the Indians 1 August 1692.


JOHN SHEDER, Guilford, by Ruggles called an early settler. 1 Massachusetts history Collection X. 92, is the same as Sheather, who see.


EDMUND SHEFFIELD, Roxbury 1641, married 17 April 1644, daughter of the first Richard Woody, had John, born 6, baptized 23 March 1645, removed to Braintree, there had Edmund, born 15 December 1646; Ann, 1 April 1649; Isaac, 15 March 1651; Mary, 14 June 1653, who died at 7 years; Matthew, 26 May 1655; Samuel, 26 November 1657; and Sarah, 6 June 1660; was freeman 1644; married second wife 5 September 1662, Sarah Beal, daughter of John Beal, widow of Thomas Marsh of Hingham, and had Mary, 26 June 1663, Nathaniel, 16 January 1666; and Deborah, 23 June 1667, who died 8 January 1691. Morse gave no account of the children.

FREDERICK SHEFFIELD, Portsmouth, Rhode Island was, perhaps, son of Joseph, but certainly among a freeman 1655.

ICHABOD SHEFFIELD, Dover 1658, may have removed to Portsmouth, Rhode Island and married Mary Parker, daughter of George Parker of the same, had Joseph, born 22 August 1661; Mary, 30 April 1664; Nathaniel, 8 November 1667; Ichabod, 6 March 1670; and Amos, 25 January 1673.

JOSEPH SHEFFIELD, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 1643, was, perhaps, brother of the preceding, and probably died before 1655, as his name is not seen on the list of a freeman.

JOSEPH SHEFFIELD, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, son of Ichabod Sheffield, married 12 February 1685, Mary Shrieve, perhaps daughter of Thomas Shrieve, had Joseph, born 2 November following; Mary, 8 November 1687; Elizabeth, 15 November 1689, died soon; Benjamin, 18 June 1691; Edward, 5 April 1694; William, 30 March 1696; and Elizabeth, 1 June 1691; was an Assistant 1699.

JOSEPH SHEFFIELD, Dover, son of William Sheffield, so late as 1735 had land laid out by meters and bounds that had been granted to his father in 1658; and died unmarried leaving good estate.

NATHANIEL SHEFFIELD, Sherborn, youngest brother of the preceding, by wife Mary, had Nathaniel, born 3 February 1727; Rachel, 30 March 1732; Ann, 15 March 1734, died at 9 years; Catharine, June 1737, died at 6 years; and Mary.He made his will 8 December 1752, died next month and his widow died 25 January 1754, aged about 53.

THOMAS SHEFFIELD, Boston, mariner, of who I know nothing but that in April 1663 he sold to Edward Cartwright, and bought more next year.

WILLIAM SHEFFIELD, Boston, mariner 1653.

WILLIAM SHEFFIELD, Dover 1658, had removed to Hingham in Philip's war, and after to Sherborn, there died 6 December 1700. In history of Framingham, Barry gives his progeny, at Braintree, by wife Mary, he had Rachel, born 24 May 1660, who died young; and probably at Dover all these, Hannah, 18 April 1663; Daniel, 3 March 1665; William, 19 March 1667; Martha, 8 January 1669; Joseph, 3 March 1671; Tamosin, 25 May 1673; but at Hingham, Susanna, 11 December 1675; and probably at Sherborn Elizabeth, 28 November 1678; Nathaniel, 7 March 1681; Mary; and Rachel, again. He does not mention any second wife. Tamosin married Jonathan Adams; Susanna married 1 September 1697, Zuriel Hall; Mary married John Clark; and Rachel married and had family not mentioned.

WILLIAM SHEFFIELD, Sherborn, son of the preceding, married 30 May 1692; Hannah Bullard, probably daughter of Jonathan Bullard, had Hannah, born 24 November 1693; Isaac, 3 March 1697; William, 28 February 1699; Rachel, 12 October 1702; Sarah, 18 June 1708; and Mary, 27 November 1710.


EBENEZER SHELDON, or EBENEZER SHELDEN, Northampton, seventh son of the first Isaac Sheldon, married 16 December 1701, Mary Hunt, probably daughter of Jonathan Hunt, had Ebenezer, born 14 September 1702, killed by the Indians 27 June 1724; Miriam, 6 March 1704; Noah, 20 March 1706; Stephen, 2 February 1709; Catharine, 7 March 1711, died young; Aaron, 4 March 1713; Israel, 15 May 1715; Moses, November 1716; Esther, 12 March 1719; Elias, 13 March 1721; Jemima, 16 October 1722; and Mary, 8 December 1724; and died 18 March 1755. His widow died 12 November 1767, in 88th year.

GODFREY SHELDON, or GODFREY SHELDEN, Scarborbough 1660, had William and John, and died 1671. He was aged 65 when he made his will of 13 March 1664. Most of his property he gave to son William and his wife Alice, with charge to pay small sums to his brother John, each of his sisters as also to testator's wife Rebecca Scarlet (therefore probably not mother of his son) and to her brother Samuel Scarlet.

ISAAC SHELDON, or ISAAC SHELDEN, Windsor 1640, perhaps not common from Dorchester, where Dr. Harris thought he saw him in 1634.Earlier than 1652 he may not be found at Windsor by Stiles, in history 54, but in 1653 he married Mary Woodford, daughter of Thomas Woodford of Hartford, had Mary, born 1654; removed with his father-in-law and settled at Northampton about 1655, had Isaac, 4 September 1656; John, 5 December 1658; Thomas, 6 August 1661; Ruth and Thankful, twins 27 August 1663; Mindwell, 24 February 1666; Joseph, 1 February 1668; Hannah, 29 June 1670; Eleazer, 4 August 1672, who died at six months; Samuel, 9 November 1675; Ebenezer, 1 March 1678; and Mercy, who died but few days old, 24 February 1682; and his wife died 17 April 1684. He married second wife Mehitable Gunn, daughter of Thomas Gunn, the divorced wife of David Ensign, and had Jonathan, 29 March 1687; and died 27 July 1708, aged 79, when twelve of his children were living. Stiles, 771, has not mentioned the early items, but sunk the names of children: Mary married 11 December 1670, John Bridgeman; Ruth married 6 November 1679, Joseph Wright, and next 28 October 1698, Samuel Strong; Thankful married 23 February 1681, Benjamin Edwards; Mindwell married 30 April 1684, John Pomeroy, and next, 19 April 1687, John Lyman; and Hannah married 24 December 1690, Samuel Chapin of Springfield.

ISAAC SHELDON, or ISAAC SHELDEN, Northampton, eldest son of the preceding, married 25 November 1685, Sarah Warner, daughter of Daniel Warner of Hatfield, had Isaac, born 26 August 1686; Sarah, 16 July 1688; Mary, 18 September 1690; Mindwell, 22 March 1693; Daniel, 14 April 1696, died young; Thankful, 6 June 1698; and Hannah, 30 October 1701; and he died 29 March 1712.


JOHN SHELDON, or JOHN SHELDEN, Billerica, married 1 February 1659, Mary Thompson, perhaps daughter of Simon Thompson, had John, born 24 April 1660, and, perhaps, more.

JOHN SHELDON, or JOHN SHELDEN, Providence, swore allegiance May 1682, may have married Joanna Vincent, perhaps daughter of William Vincent.

JOHN SHELDON, or JOHN SHELDEN, Northampton, second son of Isaac Sheldon the first, married 5 November 1679, Hannah Stebbins, daughter of John Stebbins, then less than 15 and Ĺ years old, had John, born 19 September 1681; Hannah, 9 August 1683; removed to Deerfield, there had Mary, 24 July 1687; Abigail, 21 November 1689, died in few months; Ebenezer, 15 November 1691; Remembrance, 21 February 1693; Mercy, 25 August 1701, who with her mother was killed by the French and Indians 29 February 1704. He had built that house at Deerfield called few years since, the Hoyt house whose door we saw, as it was cut by tomahawkes, and pierced by bullets on the morning of the onslaught. After that desolation of the town, he removed to Hartford, married 1708, Elizabeth Pratt, a young widow whose former husband is unknown by me, had Abigail, 8 September 1710; and John, 8 March 1718, and died about 1734, at least in March of that year his inventory was taken.

JONATHAN SHELDON, or JONATHAN SHELDEN, Northampton, youngest brother of the preceding, married 30 December 1708, Mary Southwell, daughter of William Southwell, had Mehitable, born 4 November 1709; Jonathan, 13 April 1711; Rebecca, 18 April 1714; Daniel, 12 December 1715; Phineas, 27 June 1717; Elijah, 2 November 1719; Silence; Asa; dates of either of who are not seen; he removed to Suffield, and had Gershom, 11 July 1724; and Mary, 27 November 1725.His wife died 11 January 1768, aged 80, and he died 10 April 1769, aged 83.

JOSEPH SHELDON, or JOSEPH SHELDEN, Northampton, brother of the preceding, married Mary Whiting, daughter of Joseph Whiting of Hartford or Westfield, had Joseph, who died December 1694; Joseph, again, born 13 June 1695, who died young; Mary; Ary; whose dates are unknown; removed to Suffield, there had Joseph, again, 26 December 1700; Rachel, 1703; and Benjamin, 1705; was Representative, and died at Boston 1708, when the Governor and both Branches of the legislature attended his funeral. The widow married John Ashley of Westfield.

NICHOLAS SHELDON, or NICHOLAS SHELDEN, Providence, swore allegiance May 1682, married Abigail Tillinghast, daughter of the first Pardon Tillinghast.

SAMUEL SHELDON, or SAMUEL SHELDEN, Northampton, sixth son of Isaac Sheldon the first, by wife Mary, had Samuel, born 26 January 1700; Mary, 13 July 1702; Martha, 11 January 1709; and Eunice, 14 July 1713; and died on a visit, at Boston, 31 March 1745.

THOMAS SHELDON, or THOMAS SHELDEN, Billerica, a freeman 1680.

THOMAS SHELDON, or THOMAS SHELDEN, Northampton, third son of the first Isaac Sheldon, married 1685, Mary Hinsdale, had Thomas, born June 1688; Mary, 26 July 1790; Rebecca, 1693, died at 10 years; Josiah, December 1695; Benjamin, 1697; Rachel, 22 February 1701; Jemima, 31 May 1703; and Elisha Sheldon, 2 September 1709, Yale College 1730; was Deacon, and died 7 June 1725; and his widow died September 1738.

TIMOTHY SHELDON, or TIMOTHY SHELDEN, Providence, swore allegiance 1 May 1682.


WILLIAM SHELDON, or WILLIAM SHELDEN, Scarborough, son of Godfrey Sheldon, had been of Saco 1664, married Rebecca Scarlet, was driven away by the Indian War 1675, and lived at Salem, where his son Nathaniel died 30 November that year aged 10. He went back to Scarborough after that war, and in 1690 was again driven off by the same evil. One Susanna Sheldon a girl of 18 years perhaps daughter of this man, was terribly afflicted in the witchcraft times, 1692, if one fourth of what she swore was true.Farmer says, in 1834, 19 of this name had been graduates at New England Colleges of which 7 at Yale, none at Harvard.


ROBERT SHELLEY, Scituate, came to Boston in the Lion, 1632, arriving 16 September removed 1640 to Barnstable, married Judith Garnett of Boston, 26 September 1636, at Scituate where he joined Lothrop's church 14 May 1637, had Hannah, baptized 2 July following; Mary, 3 November 1639; John, 31 July 1642; and other children it may be. Hannah married 9 March 1653, David Linnell; and Mary married 25 January 1666, William Harlow, and next, Ephraim Morton.

ROBERT SHELLEY, Barnstable, perhaps son of the preceding, had Joseph, born 24 January 1669; Shubael, 25 April 1674; and Benjamin, 12 March 1679. Sometimes the name is Sherley or Shirley.


ROBERT SHELSTONE, Boston, by wife Ann, had Elizabeth, born 19 November 1676; Mary, 1 June 1678; Ann, 22 February 1680; Susanna, 12 February 1682; and Prudence, 3 May 1684.


DANIEL SHELTON, Stratford, merchant, married 4 April 1692, Elizabeth Welles, youngest daughter of the first Samuel Welles, had Elizabeth, born 2 January 1694; Sarah, 2 January 1696; and Joseph, 24 June 1698; and died about 1728.


ABRAHAM SHEPARD, ABRAHAM SHEPPARD, ABRAHAM SHEPHERD, or ABRAHAM SHEPHERD, Concord, son of Ralph Shepard, married 2 January 1673, Judith Sill, daughter perhaps of John Sill, had Sarah, born 10 September 1674; Abraham, 25 March 1677; Judith, 11 January 1679; Hepzibah, 9 May 1681; Thanks, 30 January 1683; Mary, 3 January 1686; and Hannah, 13, baptized 15 September 1689, at Charleston, in right, perhaps, of his wife.

ANDREW SHEPARD, ANDREW SHEPPARD, ANDREW SHEPHERD, or ANDREW SHEPHERD, Boston, merchant, died with his wife 1676, leaving John Scottow and John Endicott, executors of his will, and sister Martha Emery to inherit his little property.

EDWARD SHEPARD, EDWARD SHEPPARD, EDWARD SHEPHERD, or EDWARD SHEPHERD, Cambridge, a freeman 10 May 1643, brought from England, children John, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Deborah, with wife Violet, who died 9 January 1649. He had also, Sarah, baptized at Braintree, says Farmer, so that we may infer, that he lived there some time, but in 1650 called himself of Cambridge.By second wife Mary, widow of Robert Pond of Dorchester, he probably had no children and made his will 1 October 1674. Abigail married Daniel Pond; and Deborah married Jonathan Fairbanks of Dedham; Sarah married by one record 25 April or by another 14 September 1656, Samuel Tomson, and died 15 January 1680, aged 43; Elizabeth married and had children it is said, but name of husband or any dates are not seen by me.

EDWARD SHEPARD, EDWARD SHEPPARD, EDWARD SHEPHERD, or EDWARD SHEPHERD, Middletown, son of John Shepard of Hartford, married 14 April 1687, Abigail Savage, daughter of John Savage, had John, born 19 February 1688; Edward, 18 December 1689; and Samuel, 18 April 1692.

FRANCIS SHEPARD, FRANCIS SHEPPARD, FRANCIS SHEPHERD, or FRANCIS SHEPHERD, Charlestown 1677, had baptized 3 March 1695, daughters Sarah, aged 20, and Ann, 16.

GEORGE SHEPARD, GEORGE SHEPPARD, GEORGE SHEPHERD, or GEORGE SHEPHERD, Providence 1646, administered a freeman May 1658.

ISAAC SHEPARD, ISAAC SHEPPARD, ISAAC SHEPHERD, or ISAAC SHEPHERD, Concord, son of Ralph Shepard, married 10 December 1667, Mary Smedley, and was killed by the Indians 12 February 1676. His widow married Nathaniel Jewell.

ISAAC SHEPARD, ISAAC SHEPPARD, ISAAC SHEPHERD, or ISAAC SHEPHERD, Concord, son of the yeoman Thomas Shepard of Charlestown, married 31 December 1702, Elizabeth Fuller, and died 4 June 1724.

JACOB SHEPARD, JACOB SHEPPARD, JACOB SHEPHERD, or JACOB SHEPHERD, Wrentham, brother of the preceding, married 22 November 1699, Mercy Chickering, daughter of John Chickering of Charlestown, had Jacob, born 22 August 1700, died young; John, 25 February 1704, who died 3 April 1809; Thomas, 24 March 1706; Joseph, 9 February 1708; and Benjamin, 24 December 1710; and died 1717. The centenaran had three wives having lived with the last, who died 9 years before him, for sixty-nine years. See Daggett, in Genealogical Registrar VI. 128.

JEREMIAH SHEPARD, JEREMIAH SHEPPARD, JEREMIAH SHEPHERD, or JEREMIAH SHEPHERD, Lynn, youngest son of the first Reverend Thomas Shepard, preached at Rowley and Ipswich before settling at Lynn.By wife Mary Wainwright, daughter of Francis Wainwright, had Hannah, born 1676; Jeremiah, 1677, who died at 23 years; Mehitable, died young; Nathaniel, 16 June 1681; Margaret, died soon; Thomas, 1687, died at 22 years; Francis, died soon; Mary; John; and Mehitable, again; and these last three lived to marry. He was a freeman 1680, ordained 6 October of the same year; ardent patriot, and Representative 1689.His wife died 28 May 1710, aged 53, and he died 2 June 1720.

JOHN SHEPARD, JOHN SHEPPARD, JOHN SHEPHERD, or JOHN SHEPHERD, Braintree, brother of Edward Shepard, had Samuel, who died 29 August 1641; was a freeman 10 May 1643, in 1645, was one of the 32 petitioners desiring to plant at Narraganset. Happily that project caused some trouble by adverse claims of Plymouth, and more by the iniquisitive pursuit of the poor Gortonists, to drive them from Warwick, was overthrown by the Charter. Given to Roger Williams; and both the unjust pretensions were abandoned. See Winthrop II. 252. To support the Massachusetts claim, and defeat the Rhode Island Charter of 14 March 1644, a fictitios grant of that territory bearing date 10 December preceding, that is earlier by 94 days, was brought out from the files in our Secretary's office by Mr. Felt, and after slumber of two hundred and thirteen years innocently published in Genealogical Registrar XI. 41, 2, 3.I have examined the original parchment and have no doubt of its worthless character, as several of the signatures, if not all, are pretty evident forgeries; and scrupulous history would be content with the declaration of the Earl of Warwick, whose name is the first signed of course, as was the first man in the Parliament's commission for the New England plantation.He (as Roger Williams wrote to John Massey of Connecticut) said that he had not signed any such patent before that of 14 March "and he was sure, that Charter which the Massachusetts Englishmen pretended had never passed the table."In 1645 Dudley was our Governor and we may be sure, he had no belief in it, or he would have relied on its absolute grant when writing to the government of Plymouth.He makes no reference to it. Endicott, the Governor of 1644, and Winthrop, the church ruler of 1646, 7, and 8, must despise it, after they knew it was denounced as no act of the signers in England.How, and by who this document was fabricated may be a curious question.Not a single seal of the pretended nine signers is attached but three of them, Rudyard, Vassal, and Bond, in their solemn order of 15 May 1646, given in full by Winthrop II. 280-2; four of them, Heselrige and Corbet, in equally solemn act of 22 July 1647, with the two Earls of Warwick and Manchester, Winthrop II. 319;- and the same four in a prior letter of 25 May 1647, Winthrop II. 320, implicitly deny any such grant to Massachusetts. So that we have seen of the nine denouncers the spurious act, and four of them twice over, and the two Earls even thrice. Probably the parchment was sent by one or both of the former Massachusetts agents, Hugh Peter and Thomas Welde; but I ought not to charge on either of them an intent to deceive, unless a false date led irresistably to such deduction. It was only a draft or project of a patent, it might be said; but that 10 December 1643 was a Sunday. A judicial blindess seems to have attended base or childish attempts at forgery in the remarkable instances of taken the Lord's day for date of the magnificant grant of all New Hampshire 17 May 1629, usually called the Wheelwright deed,--the petty conveyance to Brewster of only eighty acres at Portsmouth, 6 December 1629, and this charter or patent to rob Rhode Island of all the territory both East and West of Narraganset Bay, 10 December 1643. SIC SEMPER INJUSTIS. A subsequent or after thought was, indeed, the contrivance of Welde in his famous issue of "Antiomians and Familists, etc." nearly about the same time. But such jugglery is more to be expected in a controversial pamphlet, than a solemn State document Rogues must always dread the sun, and sometimes the almanac.*†† The wife of Shepard was Margaret, and he died September 1650, she survived. * A brief note (on the first word of the last sentence of this invaluable document "Yeomen"), by Mr. Felt, is very significant.It proves that Chaucer, who died 244 years before employed the term for Given. After Chaucer it was not probably used in many cases; but between the time of Bloody Queen Mary, and booby King James, it must have given way to our modern word. The use of it proves too much by a great deal, if intended to indicate the issue of the deed December 1643 before that of March 1644. In those 94 days our languge did not so rapid improve; but near twelve times as many months, I suppose, our generous had superseeded the barbarous term, at least insolemn acts of States; and we all feel, that the right of existence in a large community should not be settled by a point of verbal criticism. ††Since the foregoing was written, I have gained the benefit of the second volume of the History of New England and find that Dr. Palfrey (whose inspection nothing escapes) had felt more than one difficulty on this subject. A valuable note on page 217 states, "resecting this patent,""there are some things obscure." He then adopts the suggestion that "it was probably obtained by Welde," concurred with the presumption expressed in the record of Rhode Island II. 162, but aggravates the palpable obscure by a most reasonsable conjecture that it was "without authority from Massachusetts; yet it would seem very odd, that a solemn patent conveying jurisdiction from the sovereign power of England to the colony of Massachusetts over the whole of the present state of Rhode Island should be solicited by a private man for her without any commission thereunto. Next, the acumen of the historian observes, that "Williams's patent conflicts with it; and we are left without information as to the cause which could have led to such an inconsistency on the part of the Commissioners." certainly that act of the east of Warwick, Sir Arthur Hesselrige, Samuel Vassal, Miles.

JOHN SHEPARD, JOHN SHEPPARD, JOHN SHEPHERD, or JOHN SHEPHERD, Cambridge, probably brother of Edward Shepard, married 4 October 1649, Rebecca Greenhill, daughter of Samuel Greenhill, had Rebecca; Sarah, born 5 March 1656; John, 22 January 1658; Violet; Elizabeth, baptized 29 July 1660; Edward, b.31 July 1662; Samuel, baptized 3 July 1664; Thomas, born 30 April 1666; Deborah; Abigail; and Hannah. His wife died 22 December 1689, and he married Martha, widow of Arthur Corbet, and William Spurstowe on 14 March 1644, conflicts with the possibility of their having on 10 December preceding, granted and conveyed similar, aye the same, power and authority to an antagonist. Common still, it is not only the conflict we inquire about, but the case with who the weaker side prevailed; and so the perservering scrutiny next finds remarkable "the forbearance of Massachusetts to found any practical claim upon it." Great sagacity is observed in suggesting of the reason by the elaborate writer,--"to have been the caution of her magistrate about involving them in an admission of the lawfulness of the authority intrusted to the Parliamentarian Commissioners". Here seems much more refinement than solidity; but all need of such exercise of skill was taken away very soon, when it was found that the pretended patent was only a flimsy fabrication. Dr. Palfrey had on the former page referred to a letter in Governor Winthrop's history II. 193, from the East of Northumberland and eleven others of the principle leaders in affairs, of who eight were not Commissioners of plantations, and took notice that only three whose names are signed to the spurious parchment as Commissioners united with that recommendation of Ro. Williams to friendly treatment and therefore puts an inquiry--Were the Commissioners cautious about compromising their dignity by demanding of Massachusetts what she was not unlikely to deny? I can ascribe no such exquisite craft to our friends in England epecially because in November 1646 the Commissioners Order of 15 May preceding, (relative to Gorton and Holden), so clearly asserts the wrong in views of Massachusetts "We find withal that the tract of land called the Narraganset Bay (concerning which the question is arisen), was divers years since inhabitated by those of Providence, Portsmouth, and Newport, who are interested in the compliance and that the same is wholly without the bounds of the Massachusetts patent granted by his Majesty." This is on the page in Winthrop II. 281, next to that quoted by the modern history to explain why Massachusetts would not take a charter. Deeply as is felt the shame for such deception, that led our government to inform Williams of the recent reception (27 August 1645) of a charter, dated 10 December 1643, given to Massachusetts the Narraganset Bay, and a certain tract of land wherein Providence and the Island of Quidy were included as in Palfrey II. 217 is plainly told, we may well exult at the speedy triumph of equity and rights in Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (feeble as that side seem) over the formidable array of the four provinces confederationson Fiat justitiably Connecticut and Plymouth, who were each stimulated to claim part of this territory that now forms one of the gloriously old thirteen U.S. (at least, the greater part by one and the remainder by the other) seem easily to have discerned the futility of such claims; and believe that Governor Bradford has not permitted even a word on the right of his Colony over Rhode Island to appear in his copious history. The love of justice and a true sense of honor soon brought Governor Winthrop to relinquish the whole jurisdiction East of the Pawcatuck river.It is curious to read the modesty of statement by the recent history of Rhode Island in the instructive pages 118 and 119 of Governor Arnold. The sanctity of that parchment was assumed at Providence, in 1859, as it had been in 1645, at Boston; but henceforward I hope, that neither patriotism nor timidity will be called to believe a lie. Henbury, after August 1697. Rebecca married Jonathan Bigelow; Sarah married Benajah Stone; Violet married John Stedman; Elizabeth married William Goodwin, Deborah married Jacob White; Abigail married 6 August 1691, Thomas Butler; and Hannah married 1 December 1692, Thomas Ensign.

JOHN SHEPARD, JOHN SHEPPARD, JOHN SHEPHERD, or JOHN SHEPHERD, Lynn, probably brother of the first Reverend Thomas Shepard, was Representative 1689. He married 6 December 1677, Rebecca Putnam, widow of John Fuller of Lynn, daughter of John Putnam.

JOHN SHEPARD, JOHN SHEPPARD, JOHN SHEPHERD, or JOHN SHEPHERD, Hartford, son of John Shepard of Cambridge, married 12 May 1680, Hannah Peck, daughter of Paul Peck, who died before December 1695; and he married third wife 18 May 1712, Mary Bigelow, widow of Jonathan, was Deacon, and died 1736. His widow died 23 December 1752. By his first wife, he had John, born 1 November 1681; Samuel, 2 February 1684; Hannah, 29 January 1688; Joseph, 29 April 1689; and by second wife whose name is not found, had Timothy, 7 June 1697, who died young; and Rebecca, 20 May 1698. By another account Rebecca was born 20 May 1695, and Timothy, 7 June 1698; and both died young.

JOHN SHEPARD, JOHN SHEPPARD, JOHN SHEPHERD, or JOHN SHEPHERD, Charlestown, son of Thomas Shepard of Malden, was, I suppose, of Moseley's Company December 1675, by wife Persis Pierce, daughter perhaps of Benjamin Pierce, who he married 26 May 1690, had only child Persis, baptized 9 August 1691, after death of the father who had been wounded in the mad expedition of Phips against Quebec, and died of it 9 March following.



RALPH SHEPARD, RALPH SHEPPARD, RALPH SHEPHERD, or RALPH SHEPHERD, Dedham, came in the Abigail from London, 1635, aged 29, with wife Thanks, 23, and daughter Sarah, 2; first sat down, probably at Watertown, but by Farmer is called of Weymouth, when he had there Isaac, born 20 June 1639; and Trial, a daughter 19 December 1641; but had, also, Abraham; Thanks, 10 February 1651; and Jacob, June 1653. Shattuck makes him live some time at Concord; but earlier he was of Rehoboth, perhaps in 1644; and yet more probably to me appears his residence at Malden, where one of the not frequent name was buried 11 September 1693, aged 90, with moderate allowed for usual exaggeration. See Genealogical Registrar IV. 66. Trial married 11 March 1661, Walter Power.

RALPH SHEPARD, RALPH SHEPPARD, RALPH SHEPHERD, or RALPH SHEPHERD, Milton, son of Thomas Shepard of Malden, lived at Brookline 1671--1712, had wife Mary, but no children is known, probably his father died under his roof, and he died 26 January 1722.

SAMUEL SHEPARD, SAMUEL SHEPPARD, SAMUEL SHEPHERD, or SAMUEL SHEPHERD, Cambridge, came from London, 1635, in the Defence, aged 22 by the custom-house record which may then deserve more trust than when it calls himself servant of Herlakenden (to deceive the government probably), arriving 3 October, was one of the first members of a new church gathered 1 February following by his brother Thomas Shepard, Governor Haynes, Herlakenden, and others, a freeman 3 March 1636, Representative 1639, 40, 4, and 5, artillery company 1640, went home, and was a Major in Ireland 1658. His wife was Hannah, and children Thomas, born 5 November 1638, who died 9 February 1650; Samuel, February 1640, died at 5 years; Hannah, 20 June 1642; and Jane, 16 May 1644.

SAMUEL SHEPARD, SAMUEL SHEPPARD, SAMUEL SHEPHERD, or SAMUEL SHEPHERD, Rowley, son of Reverend Thomas Shepard of Cambridge, ordained 15 November 1665, 30 April 1666, married Dorothy Flint, youngest daughter of Reverend Henry Flint, had only Samuel Shepard, born 10 or 19, baptized 25 August 1667, Harvard College 1685; and his wife died 12 February 1668, and he died 8 weeks after.


SOLOMON SHEPARD, SOLOMON SHEPPARD, SOLOMON SHEPHERD, or SOLOMON SHEPHERD, Salisbury , a freeman 1690, married 4 August 1684, Sarah Eastman, widow of Joseph French, daughter of Roger Eastman, had Sarah, born 25 June 1686; Bethia, 13 March 1688; Solomon, 18 April 1691; Israel, 7 March 1694; and Jeremiah, 10 August 1698.

THOMAS SHEPARD, THOMAS SHEPPARD, THOMAS SHEPHERD, or THOMAS SHEPHERD, Cambridge, son of William Shepard, born at Towcester, County Northampton, on 5 November 1605 (gunpowder-plot day), bred at Emanuel, where he was matriculated 1619, and had his degrees 1623, and 1627, preached at Earls Colne in Essex, failure of success in first attempt to come hither in 1634, but next year arrived 3 October in the Defence from London, with wife Margaret Touteville (a relative of Sir Richard Darley), who had born one child that died soon; and Thomas Shepard, born at London, 5 April 1635, baptized February after reaching Boston, Harvard College 1653; but the mother died 1 February before this solemnity. He married next, Joanna Hooker, eldest daughter of Reverend Thomas Hooker, had Samuel Shepard, born October 1641, Harvard College 1658; and John, 2 April 1646; and this wife died 28 of the same month. He married 8 September 1647, Margaret Broadale, had Jeremiah Shepard, 11 August 1648, Harvard College 1669; was a freeman 3 March 1636, and died 25 or 28 August 1649. So well employed had been his short life, that loss of a public man in our country was more lamented except that of Governor Winthrop a few months before. His widow married Jonathan Mitchell, his successor in the pulpit.

THOMAS SHEPARD, THOMAS SHEPPARD, THOMAS SHEPHERD, or THOMAS SHEPHERD, Charlestown, son of the preceding, born in England, just before embarked of his parents, ordained 13 April 1659, colleague of Reverend Zechariah Symmes, had married 3 November 1656, Hannah Tyng, daughter of William Tyng, had Thomas Shepard, born 3, baptized 4 July 1658, Harvard College 1676; William, 24 June 1660, who died before his father; Hannah, 13 September 1663; and Margaret, 26 August 1666; and died 22 December 1677, of smallpox. His daughter Hannah married 9 November 1682, Daniel Quincy.

THOMAS SHEPARD, THOMAS SHEPPARD, THOMAS SHEPHERD, or THOMAS SHEPHERD, Charlestown 1657, born in England, son perhaps of Ralph Shepard, lived some years at Medford or Malden, and again at Charlestown; married 19 November 1658, Hannah Ensign, daughter of Thomas Ensign of Scituate, had Thomas; Ralph, born 1667; John; Jacob; Hannah; Isaac, May, baptized 23 July 1682; and, perhaps, others; but none, except Isaac, probably the youngest, was there baptized for goodman Thomas did not join the church before 2 September 1677.His wife died 14 March 1698; and he in few years had second wife Joanna, who outlived him, and he died at Milton, 29, as gravestone tells, but town record says 26 September 1719, aged 87. See Genealogical Registrar VI. 128. His daughter Hannah married 13 April 1681, Joseph Blanchard.

THOMAS SHEPARD, THOMAS SHEPPARD, THOMAS SHEPHERD, or THOMAS SHEPHERD, Charlestown, son of Reverend Thomas Shepard of the same, began to preach 19 May 1678, and was ordained successor to his father 5 May 1680, a freeman same year; married 27 July 1682, widow Mary Lynde, daughter of John Anderson, but of who she was widow after diligently inquiring, I am unable to discover. Had Hannah, baptized 29 April 1683, died soon; and Hannah, again, 1 February 1685; and he died 8 January following. His widow married next year Samuel Hayman, Esq.

THOMAS SHEPARD, THOMAS SHEPPARD, THOMAS SHEPHERD, or THOMAS SHEPHERD, Charlestown, son of goodman Thomas Shepard of the same, married 7 December 1682, Hannah Blanchard, daughter of George Blanchard, had Hannah, baptized 12 August 1683; Sarah, 17 May 1685; Mary, 13 February 1687; Abigail, 17 February 1689; Ruth, 11 May 1690; and Thomas, 27 November 1692; removed to Bristol, before 1700, to Branford 1709, and last to New Haven, there died 18 April 1726. But if Dodd is right, page 148, he had, also, John, and Elizabeth after Charlestown.

THOMAS SHEPARD, THOMAS SHEPPARD, THOMAS SHEPHERD, or THOMAS SHEPHERD, Hartford, brother of Samuel Shepard of the same, married 5 September 1695, Susanna Scott, had Thomas, born 2 April 1697; Susanna, 24 August 1698; Violet, 14 May 1700; Ebenezer, 21 February 1702; Daniel, 11 January 1704; Zebulon, 16 October 1705; Rebecca, 16 March 1707; and by second wife married 12 0ctober 1710, Jane North, had Jane, 20 July 1711; Deborah, 18 December 1713; and Sarah, 15 May 1717.

WILLIAM SHEPARD, WILLIAM SHEPPARD, WILLIAM SHEPHERD, or WILLIAM SHEPHERD, Dorchester, a servant of William Sumner, ordered by Court in April to be whipped for stealing from his master, and in no other instance is the name found in Massachusetts for the first quarter of a century so that Farmer, in given one to artillery company 1642, was, no doubt, misled by reading Mr. asabbreviation for William; but in Connecticut 1677 was a

WILLIAM SHEPARD, WILLIAM SHEPPARD, WILLIAM SHEPHERD, or WILLIAM SHEPHERD, perhaps the thief from Massachusetts whose wife was that year divorced for his desertion. Nineteen had been graduates in 1834 at the New England Colleges says Farmer, of who I find five at Harvard a century and a half before.


DANIEL SHEPARDS, Charlestown 1632, a blacksmith, by wife Joanna, had Lydia, baptized 24 July 1637; Daniel, 14 June 1640; and Joanna, 13 March 1642, who married November 1661, Roger Kennicut; and died 26 July 1644, his will of 16th before provided for wife and those three children. The widow married Thomas Call, and her daughter Lydia married 22 July 1657, his son Thomas. Our General Court was in the Colony record II. 194, appears, had acted for care of the estate in May 1647.

DANIEL SHEPARDS, Charlestown, son of the preceding, took oath of fidelity 15 December 1674, married 11 April 1668, Elizabeth Call, daughter of Thomas Call, widow of Samuel Tingley of Malden, had Daniel, born June 1669; John, January 1671, and Nathaniel, 28 October 1680, perhaps others. The son Daniel was a soldier in the fleet to Canada 1690.


JOHN SHEPLEY, or JOHN SHIPLEY, Salem 1637, Felt says had then grant of land but tells no more. He was in that part which became Wenham, had John, born about 1637; Nathaniel, 1639; and Lydia, about 1641; and removed with Fiske, his minister to Chelmsford, there lived long. Perhaps his wife in 1644 was Ann.


JOHN SHEPWAY, or JOHN SHIPWAY, Portsmouth, by wife Ann, had John born 26 July, 1662, was one of the petitioners to the King 1683, against his Governor Cranfield, constable 1688, and died 1690, leaving widow who was probably his second wife and daughter of Major Frost.


GEORGE SHERBURNE, Portsmouth 1650.

HENRY SHERBURNE, Portsmouth 1632 came in the James, arriving 12 June in 8 weeks from London, married 13 November 1637, as family record tells, Rebecca Gibbons, only daughter of Ambrose Gibbons, had Samuel and Elizabeth, twins born 4 August 1638; Mary, 20 November 1640 (and family tradition says these two daughters were baptized by Reverend Mr. Gibson); Henry, 11 January 1642; John, 3 April 1647; Ambrose, 3 August 1649; Sarah, 10 January 1652; Rebecca, 21 April 1654; Rachel, 4 April 1656, who died December following; Martha, 4 December 1657, died November following and Ruth, 3 June 1660; was Representative 1660, and his wife died 3 June 1667. For second wife he had Sarah, widow of Walter Abbot, and died 1680. No account of any of the children except Samuel, John, Mary, and Elizabeth can be obtained. Elizabeth married 10 June, 1656, Tobias Langdon, and next, 11 April 1667, Tobias Lear, had Elizabeth, born 11 February 1669; Mary married 21 October 1658 Richard Sloper.

HENRY SHERBURNE, a Counselor of New Hampshire appointed 1728, who died 29 December 1757, aged 83, may have been nephew or more probably grandson of the preceding.

JOHN SHERBURNE, Portsmouth 1683, a brother of the first Henry Sherburne, of the grand jury 1650, married Elizabeth Tuck, daughter of Robert Tuck of Hampton, had Henry, John, Mary, and Elizabeth, prayed for jurisdiction of Massachusetts 1653, and swore allegiance 1656.

JOHN SHERBURNE, Portsmouth 1683, perhaps son of the first Henry Sherburne, signed address to the King against his Governor Cranfield.

SAMUEL SHERBURNE, Hampton, probably son of the first Henry Sherburne, married 15 December 1668, Love Hutchins, daughter of John Hutchins of Haverhill, had John, and, perhaps other children besides daughter Love; swore allegiance 1678, and joined the petition against Cranfield in 1683; removed to Portsmouth, and in 1691 was a Captain, and killed 4 August that year by the Indians at Maquoit, near Brunswick. His widow Love died at Kingston 1739, aged 94.

WILLIAM SHERBURNE, Portsmouth 1644.


ROBERT SHERIN, came from London in the Elizabeth, 1634, aged 32, perhaps sitting down first with other fellow passengers Sherman, Kimball, Underwood, and others, at Watertown, but may soon have removed to Ipswich, and probably is the same as Sherwin.


JAMES SHERLOCK, Portsmouth, a Counselor appointed 1684, was made by Andros, the royal Governor of New England, Sheriff of Suffolk 1687, and imprisoned by the patriots on overthrow.


ABIAH SHERMAN, Watertown, son of Reverend John Sherman, a freeman 1690, died without issue, says Cothren.

BENJAMIN SHERMAN, Stratford, son of the first Samuel Sherman of the same, had, says Cothren, Job, Nathaniel, Enos, Benjamin, Samuel, Timothy, and James; but Cothren gives no dates to either, nor tells the name of mother nor death of father.From more careful gleaning I obtained some facts, as following. He married 1683, Rebecca Phippeny, perhaps daughter of James Phippeny of Stratford who died 1739, and he died 1741.

BEZALEEL SHERMAN, Watertown, son of Reverend John Sherman, probably eldest, after leaving college was married, and Bond marks his death before 1685, leaving children. Perhaps his marriage was in the East Indies, engaged in trade there, and making his residence abroad, as I infer from letter of Reverend John Higginson to his son Nathaniel at Madras, August 1697, asking "what has become of Bezaleel son's wife and children".See 3 Massachusetts history Collection VII. 200. As no more is ever heard of him, I conjecture that he was then dead at least in the Catalogue 1698 of the Magnalia he is among the stars.

DANIEL SHERMAN, New Haven, brother of the preceding, among the freeman in 1669, married 28 September 1663, Abiah Streete, or Abigail Streete, daughter of Reverend Nicholas Streete, had Abigail, born 5 September 1665; another daughter born 1667, died very soon; Daniel, 5 September 1668; Mary 28 October 1670; John, November 1673; Elizabeth, 20 September 1676; Samuel, 27 January 1679; Eunice, 10 November 1682; was Ensign of the military 1676, and there lived a proprietor 1685.

DAVID SHERMAN, Stratford, youngest son of the first Samuel Sherman (miscalled Daniel by Cothren), married Mercy Judson, perhaps daughter of Jeremiah Judson, was one of the founders of church in Stratfield, now Bridgeport, 1695, and Deacon in it, and died 1753.

EDMUND SHERMAN, Watertown, brother or more probably Mr. Judd thought father of Reverend John Sherman, a clothier, was one of the selectmen 1636, administered a freeman 25 May of that year, went home, and lived at Dedham, England 1648, and 66, says Bond.

EDMUND SHERMAN, Stratford, son the first Samuel Sherman, by wife Susanna, says Cothren, had Bezaleel, born 11 April 1676, which is error for 1 January 1674; Sarah, baptized August 1678; Samuel, born 8 January 1679; Edmund, 20 March 1680, and Matthew, 8 January 1683; and died in that year.

EDMUND SHERMAN, perhaps rather Edmund, Wethersfield 1636, is said to have following his son Reverend John Sherman, New England, probably the preeeding, and was an original proprietor of Wethersfield, but gave his daughter to son Samuel, being well advanced in years when he removed to New Haven, was administered a freeman 29 October 1640, and died 1641.

HENRY SHERMAN, Boston, perhaps, but I know nothing of him, except that in the inventory of John Mills, 1651, this man's name appears among debtors.

JAMES SHERMAN, Sudbury, son of Reverend John Sherman, there began to preach 1677, married 1680, Mary Walker, daughter of Thomas Walker, had John, and Thomas, was very unhappy in his place, so as in July 1705 to be stripped of his functions, "deposed from his pastoral office,"is the exact phrase of 1 Massachusetts history Collection 87, but for the cause of such unusual proceeding I have less anxiously sought, than to learn how he went to Elizabethtown in New Jersey and after to Salem, there died 1718. See Mather's Hecatompolis.

JOHN SHERMAN, Watertown, probably son of Edmund Sherman, born at Dedham, in Essex, 26 December 1613, baptized 4 January following, bred at Emanuel College Cambridge University where "When his turn came to be a graduate" says the Magnalia, "he seriously considered the subscription required of him, and upon invincible argument became so dissatisfied therewithal, that, advising with Mr. Rogers, Dr. Preston, and other eminent persons, who commended his conscience considered counsel, he went away under the persecuted character of a college puritan." Now I testify that 12 July 1842, I saw at the University of Cambridge, in the original the subscription of John Sherman on taking his about 1629-30, and repeated on commencement A.M. 1633. Too easily was this man presumed to be our John, and after large investigation the correctness of that part of Matherís relative is established.By suggestion of Reverend Henry B Sherman of Newark, New Jersey I was led to obtain more minute, had very curious details of 3 other John Shermans at Cambridge University but very short time before or after this Watertown minister all by the academic record made D.D. and one was even of Emmanuel Sherman, and another of the three was from the same Essex Dedham besides; yet all were anti-puritan.He of Dedham was at Queens, taken A.B January 1650, and after a fellow of Jesus, of which college he wrote a history was arch-deacon of Salisbury, and died 1671.The Emanuel scholar was a little earlier, A.B 1642, had been matriculated 1638, four years after the New England cry in the wilderness by his namesake began; but the Trinity divine, which misled me, matriculated December 1626, of course, something too old for our John, was about 8 January 1630; A.M. 1633; B.D. 1640; and D.D. 1660. He was ejected from his fellowship 1650 for refusing to sign the ĎEngagement, which was contrived by the Independent or Cromwell party to put down the other. See Nealís history of Pur. IV. 27, of Ed. 1796. But he was learning and gave some of his skill to Waltonís Polyglot, and my Newark benefactor says, he was of Ipswich, and died 1663.The year after taken his second degree about the end of April 1634, son embarked in the Elizabeth at Ipswich, where he had family relatives and reach Boston in June. At Watertown he, resided near a year and was dismissed with others from the church at Watertown 29 May 1635, says Bond, to form a new one on the Connecticut river though we read in the Magnalia "not many weeks at Watertown before he removed upon mature advise unto New Haven." Now instead of not many weeks we know New Haven was not settled until more than four years after he arrived at Watertown. Such is the perpetual laxity of narrative in the ecclesiastical histories of New England besides this, it was not to New Haven that he first went, but to Hartford and Wethersfield, where the attractions of Hooker or Smith were strong enough and at the latter he obtained grant of a house lot alongside of that given by Reverend Henry Smith to his son Samuel. Probably no work in the church was early desired or at least gained for he was released from service of watch and ward not until 1640 at May session of General Court. Soon after he sold to Thomas Bunce his Wethersfield lot, and removed to MiIford, joined the church there, yet acting only in civil life, Representative 1643, and preached for short season in 1645 for the early days of Branford. There he was desired to settle as their minister but no children. Was then gathered by first wife Mary (who died says the church record at married 8 September 1644, he had, says Mather, six children who is liable to doubt (though we are ignorant of the date of marriage as well as the parents of wife) for it is not probably that he was married in England nor in our country before 1638, then 24 years old. Four children are mentioned Mary, born perhaps in 1639; Bezaleel Sherman, baptized at married 15 November 1640, Harvard College 1661; Daniel, 27 March 1642; and Samuel, 14 April 1644, who probably died soon. At New Haven he married second wife Mary Launce, late in 1645, a maiden in the family of Governor Eaton, and glad enough must she have been to escape the perpetual trouble growing from the unhappy temper of the wife of the Governor full report of who is given in Appendix to the charming history discourse of Reverend Dr. Bacon.By her he had Samuel, again, baptized at New Hampshire 23 August 1646, and next year he removed to Watertown, who on requiring, obtained his dismissal from Milford church 8 November 1647. With more than his usual exuberance of inventory Mather makes it "upon the death of Phillips" that was in July 1644), Watertown offered a call and he accepted though he adds," at the same time one of the churches at Boston used their endeavour to become the owner of so well talented, a person, and several churches in London also by letter much urged him to come over and help them." If this be true (which is quite unlikely) for London, we know it must be false for born since there was only one church many years later, and in that Cotton and Wilson could wish or record no colleague. Our Second Church where Mather was all his days a minister was not gathered before 5 June 1650, and could settle no pastor before November 1655. Stranger than such inexcusable carelessness however, is what he tells of this wife called her mother daughter of Darcy, Earl Rivers, one of the Popish Counselors of Charles I, who had no daughter that married a Launce; and next, in making this wife bringing "no less than twenty children added unto the number of six, who he had before".Authority for such improbability he designed his reader should infer, I suppose, from telling in the beginning of the sentence,"by the daughter of that Mr. Launce, who is yet living among us, Sherman had no less than, etc."To this fable full credit was long given because it obtained the sober sanction of Hutchinson I. 19, a relative of Mather, more than once misled by him. But in our day, a desendant of Sherman by this wife after bestowing large investigation with adequate critical skill, puts the result, 1851, with "special wonder" in Genealogical Registrar 307, as not "established the Darcy lineage." The writer refers to an eminent England antiquary, who had been very slow to reject the tale even of Mather, or to distrust so judicious an authority as Hutchinson but pursued the inquiry long, and wrote me the issue, three years later," after all the attention I have paid to Mr. Willards point, there is no satisfactory conclusion arriving at; and I am inclined to think, that there was really no particle of truth in the report who Mather had received and has given circulation to."Equal distrust is more naturally felt about the number of children that led our ecclesiastical history; to dilate in eight and twenty lines on "such Polytokie," as he tersely or foolishly calls it. Suspicion arises from this fact, that exactly one less than half of the twenty-six children given to both wives have never found a name either in record or benevolent tradition. See Bond, 432. Yet one more, Benjamin, was probably lost from the record (by wearing out the paper) of birth 23 April 1661, and died 4 October 1662. By the second wife who long outlived him, died 9 March 1710, we see, then, ten children or at most eleven, instead of twenty, were born and whence could the error arise? After the born of the first child the father was always at Watertown, there as minister he would make record of baptisms of his own, as well as of others; but the record is lost, and we have to seek in town records for entry of births; and fortunately his cousin of the same name was many years the clerk. Five only are thus found, Abigail, 3 February 1648; Joanna, 3 September 1652; Mary, 5 March 1657; Grace, 10 March 1659; and John, 17 March 1660; but with more or less confidence, besides Benjamin, five more can be read in Bond (though the first two are counted by him as of first wife), James, before mentioned Abiah, Elizabeth, Esther, and Mercy. Sometimes I have suspsected that the children of both contemporary Johns were counted for one by the informant of Mather, and very exact is the record of seven of Captain John, partly before parting after he became clerk and so by office bound to know births, deaths and marriages. No weight can he denied to such surmise from the fact of different names of the wives of Reverend John and Captain John, for the prefix of respect in his less likely to be omitted than the baptized name in w.With all his assiduation Bond could not satisfy himself how Mather got this story of the friutful vine, conjecture would be various, if anyways reasonable. The eldest daughter of this second wife could not have told it to him, for she died the year of Mather's bachelor's degree 20 years before his book was written and her mother (who was living after the light of the immortal author had shone upon the readers of Magnalia a dozen years) could not be so monstrously wrong in the tale of her own children. But if she did give him these myths of her noble descentants and prolific felicity, either she was insane, who he had not sanity enough to discover or she was irreverently playing on his bottomless credulity. More probably however, seems this solution, that much of what he had heard about Sherman was forgotten, and several stories turned into one, and he taxed his fancy (that was always lively, especially at a marvel), for some incidents, and confused the whole. Sherman was administered a freeman of Massachusetts 1669, and was struck with fever and delirium in the pulpit of his son at Sudbury where he preached his last sermon, 5 July 1685 (as, in his diary, is told by Sewall), made his will 6 August and died two days after. He made James executor and (included two deceased) names, twelve other children Mary, the children of first wife married about 1658, Daniel Allen; Abigail married 8 August 1661, Reverend Samuel Willard; Mary, of second wife married 27 May 1679, Ellis Barron, junior; and Mercy married April 1700, Samuel Barnard.

JOHN SHERMAN, Watertown, cousin of the preceding, born at Dedham, County Essex, a freeman 17 May 1637, by wife Martha Palmer, daughter of William Palmer (whose widow having married Roger Porter, by this means came the error, that she who married son was daughter of Porter), had John, born 2 November 1638; Martha, 21 February 1641; Mary, 25 March 1643; Sarah, 17 January 1648; died at 19 years; Elizabeth, 15 March 1649; Joseph, 14 May 1650; and Grace, 20 December 1653, according to Bond; but Cothren, 680, omits Elizabeth and makes Grace 1655. He was Captain, selectman 1637, and often after town clerk many years from 1648, Representative 1651, 3, and 63, died 25 January 1691, aged 76. His widow died 7 February 1701. Martha married 26 September 1661, Francis Bowman; Mary married 18 January 1667, Timothy Hawkins, junior and died 6 November following. Elizabeth married 20 July 1681, Samuel Gaskell, or Gascoyne of Charlestown.

JOHN SHERMAN, Watertown, eldest child of the preceding, was killed as Bond says (but I presume only so badly wounded as to die soon) in the great Narraganset battle with the Indians 19 December 1675, being of Mosely's Company. Left no issue, probably never married.

JOHN SHERMAN, Marshfield, son probably of the first William Sherman, married at Boston, perhaps as second wife 25 October 1667, Jane Hatch, daughter of Walter Hatch, had several children by each wife it is thought, but dates or names are not seen. He may be the man, who took oath of fidelity at Dartmouth 1684.

JOHN SHERMAN, Stratford, son of the first Samuel Sherman of the same, was distinguished in Connecticut, speaker of the house, made an Assistant In 1713, for ten years; by wife Elizabeth, had Ichabod; Hannah, baptized July 1680; Samuel, August 1682; Elizabeth, October 1684; John, June 1687; Sarah, January 1690; Mary, March 1692; and Susanna, November 1693. He removed early, perhaps 1673, to Woodbury, where he was town clerk, Captain, and Deacon, and died 13 December 1730. His widow died 1 October 1744.

JOSEPH SHERMAN, Wethersfield 1639, or earlier, had Samuel, to whom he gave his land at Wethersfield, and removed to Stamford 1641, says Chapin, history 163,4, though Mr. Judd (who had bestowed much research on record of Wethersfield, does not agree that the name of Samuel's father was Joseph, for in the first two generations he says there was no Joseph in Connecticut and Hinman, 72, and probably Chapin mistook Jo. (the perpetuated abbreviation for John), as Joseph. The fifth lot was, he is confident set out to Edward, easily read Edmund.

JOSEPH SHERMAN, Watertown, youngest son of Captain John Sherman, a blacksmith, married 18 November 1673 Elizabeth Winship, daughter of Edward Winship of Cambridge, had John, born 11 January 1675, Edward, 2 September 1677; Joseph, 8 February 1680; Samuel, 28 November 1681; but Cothren makes it 1682; Jonathan, 24 February 1684; Ephraim, 16 March 1685 died soon; Ephriam, again, 20 September 1686; Elizabeth, 13 July 1687, unless 1689 be the true year; William, 28 July 1692; Sarah, 2 June 1694; and Nathaniel, 19 September 1696; and died 20 January 1731. William, the youngest, but one of these sons was a shoemaker at Newton, and married Watertown, 3 September 1715, Mehitable Wellington, had as third son Roger Sherman, born 19 April 1721 at Newton forever to be honored as one of the framers, with Franklin Sherman, of the Declaration of Independence and of the most sagacious men ever produced by New England.

MATTHEW SHERMAN, Stratford, brother of Benjamin Sherman, had wife Hannah, and died 1698, leaving David, born 1692; and Hannah, perhaps more.

NATHANIEL SHERMAN, Boston, perhaps son of Samuel Sherman of the same, by wife Grace, had Nathaniel, born 19 December 1659; and, by wife Mary, had Mary, 28 March 1665.

NATHANIEL SHERMAN, Stratford, brother of Matthew Sherman, married 1680, Mary Phiippeny, perhaps daughter of James Phippeny, and died 1712.

PELEG SHERMAN, Portsmouth, Rhode Islandm married 25 July 1657, Elizabeth Lawton, daughter of Thomas Lawton, had Thomas, born 8 August 1658; William, 3 October 1659; Daniel, 15 June 1665; Mary, 11 December 1664; Peleg, 8 October 1666; Ann, 30 April 1668; Elizabeth, 25 November 1670; Samuel, 16 October 1672; Eber, 20 October 1674; John, 28 October 1676; Benjamin, 15 July 1677; Sarah, 25 January 1680; Isabel, 3 June 1683; and George, 18 December 1687.

PHILIP SHERMAN, Roxbury, came in 1633, a single man, a freeman 14 May 1634, first on the list after Governor Haynes, married Sarah Odding, daughter of John Porter's wife by former husband, went home early, but soon came again, and was led away, says the church record to familism by Porter, disarmed November 1637, and banished. Next year went to Rhode Island, there signed the compact of civil government March 1638, was Secretary or Recorder of the Colony 1648, and was Representative 1656. See Callender, 30. As Secretary he was happy enough to have descendants in 1857, probably in seventh generation filling the same post; but I can hardly indicate the line. He had Samson and Samuel, perhaps more.

PHILIP SHERMAN, Boston, "apprentice of John Blower," but it will not easily be learned who was his father. He died 12 December 1655.

RICHARD SHERMAN, Boston, merchant by wife Elizabeth, had Elizabeth, born 1 December 1635, had two daughters Ann, and Priscilla in England, of whom the latter was married. Two lived here, Martha Brown, and Abigail Duncan; all which is learned from his will of 7 April probated 31 July 1660, as abstracted in Genealogical Registrar IX. 227, who mentioned also, grandchildren Mary, and Elizabeth Spawle, who Bond read Sprawle, so that he must have had five daughters if not six. If it be very difficult to find anything of the family in other record his terrible lawsuit against Captain Keayne about his wife's sow, which much convulse the Colony and led to a radical change in its constitution of government supplies the place abundantly as told in Winthrop II. 69-72. He died 30 May.

SAMS SHERMAN, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, son of Philip Sherman, married 4 March 1675, Isbel Tripp, daughter of John Tripp, had Philip, born 16 January following; Sarah, 24 September 1677; Alice, 12 January 1680; Samson, 28 January 1682; Abiel, 15 October 1684; and Job, 8 November 1687.

SAMUEL SHERMAN, Ipswich, 1636, of importance enough to be disarmed with only one more of that town, November 1637, as dangerous heretic, died before 1660, leaving children Samuel, Nathaniel, and Mary Clark, but who was the wife is not seen.

SAMUEL SHERMAN, Boston, husbandiman; perhaps brother of Philip Sherman, by wife Grace, had Philip, born 31 December 1637; Martha, 5 September 1639; both baptized 8 March 1640; Nathaniel, 19 December 1642; Jonathan, 11 February 1644, about 3 days old; and Philip, died young. He had joined the church 1 March, and was administered a freeman 13 May 1640; and his wife joined the church 29 August 1641; he died early in 1645, and in 1652 the General Court interfered in administration of his estate by the Deacons of Boston church.

SAMUEL SHERMAN, Stratford, brother of Reverend John Sherman, perhaps did not come so early as 1634, who Cothren, 60, assumes, but was after 1640 some years at Wethersfield, there had houselot, given by his father; was among first residents at Stamford, and had several children born there; was chosen an Assistant 1662, 3, 4, and after the union of the Colonies of Connecticut and New Hampshire 1665-7, but though nominated for 1668, he failed of the election and is no moreheard of except in projecting with others, 1672, settlement of Woodbury. Cothren says he married in England Sarah Mitchell, and brought her hither; but this is to the last degree improble for he brings him in 1634, then only 19 years old at most, perhaps only 18, and in the mother country, very few so young were married besides who he calls this sister of Reverend Jonathan, who does not seem to have had such sister at least we know that Richard Mather, a fellow passenger with Mitchell's father in 1635, has no reference to a daughter then married on our side of the water, and father Mitchell in his will of 1646 names daughters only Susanna and Hannah, no Sarah; and beyond that, our Sherman tribe was from the part of Essex, while the Mitchells were of the West Riding of Yorkshire on the edge of Lancashire, opposite sides of the kingdom, between who two hundred and thirty years ago intercourse was very rare.Reconciliation of the principal fact (if it be true) may be gained by a reasonable conjecture that the marriage though it could hardly have occurred in England was some years after common of the parties hither. The dates of birth of their children give further evidence as Cothren himself furnished them, of his error, as the earliest is 1641, and the latest 1665, which is beyond the usual result of a marriage in 1634.His roll, with slight correction, is: Samuel, born 19 January 1641; Theophilus, 28 October 1643; Matthew, 21 October 1645; Edmund, 4 December 1647; John, 8 February 1651; Sarah, 8 February 1654; Nathaniel, 21 March 1657; Benjamin, 29 March 1662; and Daniel (who careful Mr. Judd made David) 15 April 1665. Some ground for support of the tradition of marriages with the death of Mitchell may appear in two of the names of these children Matthew and Sarah; but I must adher to my conjecture about the time. When he died might seem as hard to settle, as his date of married Cothren tells, that he died before October 1684, but it was probably fifteen years later, at least we know that division of his estate among heirs, whose language implies recent deceased of their ancestors was made September 1700, and deeds by him as late as 1694 can be read.

SAMUEL SHERMAN, Boston, son perhaps of Samuel Sherman of Ipswich, by wife Naomi, had Nathaniel, born 19 December 1659; Samuel, 3 October 1661, died soon; and Samuel, again, 24 April 1664.

SAMUEL SHERMAN, Stratford, eldest son of Samuel Sherman of the same, married 19 June 1665, Mary Titterton, daughter of Daniel Titterton, had Mary, born 7 May 1666; Daniel, 23 1669; Susanna, 22 July 1670; Sarah, baptized May 1673; Grace, born 8 August 1676; and Elizabeth, 1 January 1679. He had second wife, married August 1695, Abigail Thompson, daughter of John Thompson, widow of Nicholas Huse, who had been widow of Jonathan Curtis, and died February 1719. His widow died 1731.

SAMUEL SHERMAN, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, son of Philip Sherman, married 3 February 1681, Martha Tripp, daughter of John Tripp, had Sarah, born 10 April 1682; Mary, 1 December 1683; Mehitable, 18 August 1685; Samuel, 12 June 1687; and Othniel, 29 January 1690. Perhaps he had former wife Sarah, that died at Marshfield July 1680.

THEOPHILUS SHERMAN, Stratford 1669, was brother of the second Samuel Sherman of the same, and a man of distinction, died early in 1712; but Cothren gives him no wife or children.

THOMAS SHERMAN, Ipswich 1638.

WILLIAM SHERMAN, Plymouth 1632, may have come in 1629, for one of the names was given by our Governor and Company in London, liberty to bring in his kin from Northampton in fourteen days from 26 February, doubtless to be embarked in the fleet with Higginson. He married 1639, Prudence Hill, whose father is unknown to me, was of Duxbury and Marshfield 1643, had probably John, born 1646, and William; but Winsor may have confused father and son.The father died or was buried 25 October 1679.

WILLIAM SHERMAN, Marshfield, probably son of the preceding, married 25 December 1667, not 26 December 1677, both dates being given in Genealogical Registrar VI. 348, Desire Dotey, daughter of Edward Dotey, had Hannah, born 1668; Elizabeth, 1670, who died young; William, 1672; Patience, 1674; and Experience, 1678; and died perhaps early in 1681. His widow married 24 November of that year Israel Holmes and next, Alexander Standish.

WILLIAM SHERMAN, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, son of Peleg Sherman, married 12 May 1681, Martha Wilbor, daughter of William Wilbor, had William, Thomas, Eleanor, Mary, Elizabeth, Peleg, Benjamin, Sarah, and Hannah. He married it is said, second wife in 1697, Mercy White, daughter of Peregrine White. Most of families of this name in Rhode Island write it with a after e but in early days it was usually as now, sometimes Sharman. Of this name, twelve had, in 1934, been graduates at Yale, and two at Harvard.


HUGH SHERRITT, HUGH SHARRATT, HUGH SHEROTT, or HUGH SHERROT, Ipswich 1634, a freeman 4 March 1635, removed before 1647, to Haverhill, there had license to sell wine, may have been at Dover short time, in 1659, but died at Haverhill 5 September 1678, of great age, as tradition tells, of course, about 100 years.His wife Elizabeth, who had been widow of Humphrey Griffin, in her will, of 30 July 1670, names her five children by the former husband, but nothing is heard of any issue of Sherritt.


JOHN SHERWIN, Ipswich, married 25 November 1667, Frances Loomis, daughter of Edward Loomis, had Mary, born August 1679; Frances, 27 January 1682; Sarah, 7 October 168. the last figure being lost from the record. He married second wife 30 September 1691, Mary Chandler, eldest daughter of WilIiam Chandler of Andover, had John; Alice, 21 January 1694; Abigail, 4 May 1695; Elinor, 28 June 1696; William, 27 July 1698; and Jacob, 17 October 1699; and died 15 October 1726, aged 82. Mary married 9 June 1702, Caleb Foster.


THOMAS SHERWINGTON, or THOMAS SHERRINGTON, propounded for a freeman of Connecticut 1672; but his residence is not told, nor anything more known to me.


GEORGE SHERWOOD, New London, died 1 May 1674.

MATTHEW SHERWOOD, Fairfield 1664, then administered a freeman, was Ensign in 1673.

STEPHEN SHERWOOD, Greenwich, a proprietor in 1672, had been administered a freeman in 1664, married Rebecca Turney, daughter of first Benjamin Turney, was probably son of Thomas Sherwood, brother of preceding.

THOMAS SHERWOOD, Stratford, or Fairfield, first at Stratford 1645, had come to Boston, 1634, in the Francis from Ipswich, aged 48 with wife Alice, 47; and children Ann, 14; Rose, 11; Thomas, 10; and Rebecca, 9; and may be thought to have had others, born before or after or both, for his will of June 1657, probated 4 June 1658, mentioned sons John and Thomas, daughter Mary, wife Sarah, and refers to other daughters without naming them.His estate was good.

THOMAS SHERWOOD, Fairfield, or Stratford, son of the preceding, born in England, was perhaps, rather than his father the freeman of 1664; and probably had that Thomas, propounded for a freeman 1672. But his inventory of May 1676, mentioned no wife or children.Of this name, eleven had been graduates at Yale 1846.


THOMAS SHESTELL, or THOMAS SHESTEN, Boston 1665, lighterman, was a householder 1695; and I know no more of so strange a name, but that he made mortgage of his estate in 1666, which soon was discharged.


JOHN SHETHER, JOHN SHEATHER, or JOHN SHEDAR, Guilford 1650, in the list of a freeman 1669, removed to Killingworth, there died leaving John, and, perhaps, other children before May 1677, when his widow Susanna, on her petition was empowered to make deed.

JOHN SHETHER, JOHN SHEATHER, or JOHN SHEDAR, Killingworth, son I presume of the preceding, married 9 January 1679, Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of William Wellman of the same, had Elizabeth, born 20 November 1679; Hannah, 25 November 1681; John, 23 March 1685; Rachel; and Susanna. His wife died 5 February 1718; and he died 12 May 1721.


THOMAS SHILLINGSWORTH, Plymouth1643, a freeman 1644, must be thought the same man under the more valuable and venerable name of Chillingworth.


THOMAS SHINE, Malden, when called to take oath of fidelity 15 December 1674, marked junior, and he may have brother John Shine in Boston; but the name is strange.


SHIPLEY, see Shepley.


EDWARD SHIPMAN, Saybrook, married January 1651, Elizabeth Comstock, had Elizabeth, born says the record copied in Genealogical Registrar IV. 140, May following; Edward, February 1654; William, June 1656; and his wife died July 1659. He married 1 July 1663, Mary Andrews, had John,5 April 1664; Hannah, February 1666; Samuel, 25 December 1668; Abigail, September 1670; and Jonathan, September 1674; was propounded for a freeman October 1667, as Shipton, according to the town record and though all the children stand with the old name, his name at death as recorded 15 September 1697, is in the new form. In the will of the Indians sachem Uncas, 29 February 1676, he is one of three devisees to each of who testator gave 3000 acres, and this "within sight of Hartford," when in that clause of the instrument the aggregate grant reaching to 83,000 acres to only 28 persons. Elizabeth married 3 (but another account says 9) December 1672, John Hobs..

WILLIAM SHIPMAN, Saybrook, son of the preceding, married 6 November 1690, Alice Hand, hadEdward, born 20 March 1692; and, perhaps, more.


EDWARD SHIPPEN, Boston, artillery company 1669, then a 30 year old, married about 1671, Elizabeth Lybrand, a Quaker, not long residing here, had Francis, born 2 February 1671, who died next year; Edward, 2 October 1674, in few weeks William, 4 October 1675, died soon; Elizabeth, August 1676, died very soon; Edward, again, 10 December 1677; Joseph, 28 February 1679; Mary, 6 May 1681, died young; and Ann, 17 June 1684. When his first wife died is not known, but he married 15 July 1688, at Newport, Rebecca, widow of Francis Richardson of New York, as the Friends' record show, and had Elizabeth, 1690, who died as did her mother soon after and he went, on invitation of Penn, about 1693, to Philadelphia, was there the first Mayor under Charter of 1701, and founder of family of much distinction. He was rich, early chosen to the Assembly, was speaker 1695, head of the Council 1704, married third wife Elizabeth widow of Thomas James of Bristol, England, had John, who died young; and last child William, who died 1731, probably unmarried; and died 2 October 1712.

JOSEPH SHIPPEN, Boston, son of the preceding, married 28 July, or Boston record says, 5 August 1702, Abigail Grosse, daughter of Thomas Grosse, had Edward Shippen, born 9 July 1703, father of Edward Shippen the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and removed to Philadelphia next year, there by her had five more children and had second wife.


THOMAS SHIPPEY, THOMAS SHEPPY, or THOMAS SHIPPIE, Charlestown 1637, by wife Grace, had Thomas, born 27 September 1656, died in three months; Grace, 30 December 1658; Mary; Thomas, again; and Sarah; these four baptized 21 June 1668, the mother having joined the church on Sunday preceding; John, 25 July 1669; Richard, 4 December 1670, died soon; Richard, again, 1 September 1672, died at 15 years; and the father died 17 October 1683. Elizabeth Shippey who joined Charlestown church in April 1650, may have been his mother, and Thanklord son, the asserter of Matthews' right in the church at Malden, 1651, against our General Court, may have been his first wife. Grace married 19 November 1679, the first Timothy Pratt.

THOMAS SHIPPEY, THOMAS SHEPPY, or THOMAS SHIPPIE, Charlestown, son of the preceding, married 17 April 1690, Mabel Mitchell, had Grace; Mabel, baptized 14 July 1695; his wife joined the church 23 June preceding, Margaret, 27 September 1696, died young; Mary, 30 October 1698; and Margaret, again, 19 May, 1701. His widow married 13 August 1707, Nicholas Hoppin.


SHIPWAY. See Shepway.


PETER SHOOTER, Braintree, by wife Hannah, had Hannah, born 3 March 1655; and he died 15 July following.


JAMES SHORE, Boston, son of the first Sampson Shore, was, perhaps, born in England.

JONATHAN SHORE, Lynn, brother of the preceding, married 15 January 1669, Priscilla Hathorne, daughter of John Hathorne, had Jonathan, born 14 December following; by wife Phebe, 20 April 1674; and Samuel, 1 February 1684.

SAMPS SHORE, Boston 1641, a tailor, joined our church 29 January 1642, a freeman 18 May following, by wife Abigail, had Jonathan, probably born 12, certainly baptized 18 June 1643, about 7 days old, perhaps died soon, unless unusual carelessness is imputed as probably is justly due to the town record that he was born 16 May 1644, and buried the same month; Sampson, 26 January 1645, about 14 days old; and James, besides Abigail, who married December 1674, Samuel Hudson; Elizabeth, born 25 June 1657, died soon; Susanna, baptized 20 May 1660; and Ann, 16 August 1663.

SAMPS SHORE, Hull, son of the preceding, married Mary Payton, daughter of Captain Bezaleel Payton, was a freeman 1673. For the first hundred years I find not this surname in our Suffolk probably such deficiency is not to be regretted or credit should be allowed to the scrupulous town record that tells of -----


SAMPS SHOREBORNE, Boston, by wife Abigail, had Jonathan, born 12 June 1643. Eheu !


ABRAHAM SHORT, Pemaquid 1628, may have been six years after the town clerk unless a namesake had the office.A mortgage to him of the Island of Monhegon by Thomas Elbridge, 1650, may be read in volume I of our Suffolk record, often it is writen Shurd.

ANTHONY SHORT, Newbury 1635, had, the year before been at Ipswich, of course, was one of the first settlers of each. May have had wife Ann, but died without children 4 April 1670.

CLEMENT SHORT, Boston, married 21 November 1660Faith Munt, daughter of Thomas Munt, removed to Newichwannuck, now Berwick, before 1666; was killed by the Indians, as Niles tells, 3 Massachusetts history Collection VI. 210; with wife and three children.

HENRY SHORT, Ipswich, brother of Anthony Short, came in the Mary and John, 1634, was administered 3 September that year. Claimed to be administered as Representative in March following, but was "unduly chosen", was rejected, removed to Newbury, was Representative 1644; had wife Elizabeth, who died 22 March 1648, and he, 9 October following married Sarah Glover, had Sarah, born 18 December 1649, who died in few months; Henry, 11 March 1652; John, 31 October 1653, died soon; and Sarah, again, 28 January 1660; and he died 5 May 1673. His widow married 6 February 1678, Robert Adams, and died October 1697.

HENRY SHORT, Newbury son of the preceding, a freeman 1677, married 30 March 1674, Sarah Whipple, had Mary, born 22 August 1675; Sarah, 1 August 1677; John, 14 December 1679, died young; Hannah, 28 March 1682; John, again, 13 October 1685; Matthew Short, 14 March 1688, Harvard College 1707; Lydia, 7 May 1690, died next year, and his wife died 28 December 1691. He married 11 May 1692, Ann Sewall, daughter of Henry Sewall, widow of William Longfellow, and had Jane, 4 March 1693; Samuel, 18 November 1694, died young; Mehitable, 12 January 1696; Samuel, again, 16 February 1698, died soon; Samuel, again, 22 February 1699; Hannah, 2 March 1701, died soon; and Joseph, 8 April 1702; died 23 October 1706.

LUKE SHORT, Marblehead, mariner, came from Dartmouth, County Devon, removed to Middleborough, had family of who Luke was name of one child. He was of so great age, when he joined the church 1731, that, at his death 1746, his years were counted 116, if any will believe it.


ROBERT SHORTHOSE, ROBERT SHORTHUS, or ROBERT SHORTUS, Charlestown 1634, by wife Catherine, had John, born 13 September 1637; Elizabeth, 7 September 1640; but among householders in 1658 his name is not seen; nor was he a valuable inhabitant we judge, for three times in as many years Court proceeded against him.


RICHARD SHORTRIDGE, or RICHARD SHORTRIGGS, Portsmouth, a freeman 1672, married Esther Dearborn, daughter of Godfrey Dearborn of Hampton, had Richard, or, more probably Robert, and Ann, who married 18 November 1686, George Wallis.

ROBERT SHORTRIDGE, or ROBERT SHORTRIGGS, Portsmouth, perhaps son of Richard Shortridge, married 16 May 1687, one, whose name is not clearly made out in Genealogical Registrar VII. 128.


SAMPS SHOTTEN, or SAMPS SHATTON, Newport 1638, was recorded as a freeman 1640, but disfranchised March following, and with Gorton, Holden, and others, purchased Shaomet from the Indians January 1643, and escaped the holy vengeance of the Massachusetts government by dying in September next before their forces for the conquest arrived.He left only Rachel (daughter of his widow Alice) that married Robert Hodgson; and the mother married Ralph Cowland of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, who in her will gave all the property of her father to the children then, November 1664, presumed to be unmarried and she died August 1666. See Winthrop II. 121.


EDWARD SHOVE, Bristol, son of George Shove, by wife Lydia, had George and Mary, twins born 2 June 1705; Lydia, 31 July 1707; Ruth, 10 September 1709; Elizabeth, 10 March 1711; Theophilus, 7 April 1715; Edward, 21 December 1716; Hannah, 19 June 1719; and Nathaniel, 9 May 1723, died 12 October 1746.

GEORGE SHOVE, Taunton, perhaps son of a widow Margery, 1643, at Rowley, though Baylies, II. 211, thought he was born at Dorchester, that seems improbable, ordained 16 November 1665, not 19 as Dr. Harris, in history of Dorchester gave it, who was Sunday, married 12 July 1664, Hopestill Newman, daughter of Reverend Samuel Newman, had Edward, born 28 April 1665, died soon; Elizabeth, 10 August 1666; Seth Shove, 10 December 1667, Harvard College 1687; Nathaniel, 29 January 1669, died inBraintree, at 25 years, Samuel, 16 June 1670; and Sarah, 30 July 1671.His wife died 7 March 1674, and he married 18 February 1675, Hannah Bacon, eldest daughter of Nathaniel Bacon, widow of the second Thomas Walley, and had Mary, 11 August 1676; Joanna, 28 September 1678; Edward, again, 3 or 6 October 1680; and the whimsically baptized Yetmercy, 7 November 1682.This wife died 22 December 1685, and for third wife he took, 8 December 1686, Sarah, widow of Thomas Farwell, and died 21 April following. His mother who had married Richard Peacock of Roxbury, was buried near 26 years after from the house of her son.

SETH SHOVE, Danbury, son of the preceding, after leaving College taught school for some years at Newbury, and probably other places, was ordained 13 October 1697, may have had wife and children and died 31 December 1735.


JOHN SHREVE, or JOHN SHERIVE, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, perhaps son of Thomas Shreve, married late in August 1686, Jane Havens, daughter of John Havens, had John, born 10 June 1687; Thomas, 24 December 1691; Elizabeth, 16 November 1693; Mary, 9 June 1696; Caleb, 12 April 1699; Daniel, 16 January 1702; and William, 3 May 1705.

THOMAS SHREVE, or THOMAS SHERIVE, Plymouth 1643-51, had wife or daughter Martha, and, perhaps, others, certainly Thomas, born 2 September 1649. A Jeremiah Shreve submitted 1652, at Kittery, to Massachusetts jurisdiction.


EPAPHRAS SHRIMPTON; Boston, by wife Rebecca, had Samuel, baptized 17 July 1687, at Charlestown, but why there, I see not; and all I hear of him is, that he was son of Edward Shrimpton of London.

HENRY SHRIMPTON, Boston, brother of Edward Shrimpton of Bednal Green, County Middlesex, had been a brazier in London, joined our church 15 September 1639, by wife Elinor, had Elizabeth, baptized 3 October 1641, about 10 days old, who died under 18 years; Samuel, 25 June 1643, about 26 days old; Mary, 10 August 1645, about 13 days, who I presume, 9 March 1652, though blundering town record calls her Elinor Shrimpton, daughter of Henry Shrimpton and his wife Mary; John, 28 May 1648 about 6 weeks which I dare to adopt; Sarah, born 1649, who was not baptized for eleven years; Henry, 26 April 1653, says one of the copies of town record but an older one, 1654, and he, I suppose, died young; Mehitable, who died 29 July 1657; Jonathan, 18 November 1656, who died 22 July 1657; Abigail, 3 January 1658; Bethia, 30 January 1659; Elizabeth again, 10 April 1660, baptized at 5 days with three sisters before mentioned. He married 27 February 1662, second wife Mary, widow of Captain Robert Fenn (who had first been widow of Captain Thomas Hawkins, and married Fenn 26 June 1654); and died July 1666. His will, of 17 of that month probated 4 August following, after providing for his wife, made disposition of large property to children Samuel, Sarah, Abigail, Bethia, and Elizabeth, and provides for Elizabeth, widow of his brother Edward of London, and the seven children Jonathan, Mary, Ebenezer, Epaphras, Silas, Elizabeth, and Lydia, large part of whose estate he held in trust; gave £50 to the church and £50, with this curious proviso, for "leave that I may be buried in the tomb wherein my former wife Elinorís son was buried otherwise I give nothing."A better proof of his sense is a bequest of £10, "token of my love," to Gold, Osborn, and others, of the baptist church worshipping at Noddle's Island. A copy of the will of his brother Edward Shrimpton, that sheds some light on our side of the water, sent from the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, may be read in our probably record I. 390.

JONATHAN SHRIMPTON, Boston 1648, eldest son of Edward Shrimpton of Bednal Green, who was elder brother of the preceding, married Mary Oliver, daughter of Peter Oliver, had Mary and James, twins born 30 October 1667; Sarah, 23 November 1669; and Samuel, 10 December 1671; artillery company 1665; died 1673. His widow married Nathaniel Williams; daughter Sarah married John Clark, Esq.

ROBERT SHRIMPTON, Boston, had John, baptized 28 May 1648, "about six weeks old," says the church record but though the ancient copy calls him "son of our brother Robert I feel compelled after long investigation to say, that it seems to be mistake, inasmuch as there was no brother Robert son of our children nor does the town record give any such person. To be sure the church and town record in the original for many early years are both lost, and the copies are of various value; that of the church very far superior to the town copy, especially as gaps in 1647, 8, and 9 are numerous.Now, since the name of father is not seen in any time before nor for a long successful of years after if ever, my conjecture is, that John, the children baptized on that day, was son of Henry, and died soon. That this may not appear too hazaradous a guess, I beg, the student of our early manners to observe that Henry had brought to baptize his three children in a short time after their several births; but of six succeeding children no one was brought up to the font before the fifth day after birth of a seventh, and then the record has this strange relationship: on 15 April 1660, were baptized children of our brother Henry Shrimpton, Sarah, aged eleven years; Abigail, two years; Bethia, one year; and Elizabeth, at five days. The three intermediates were, I presume, dead and my excuse for omission of such ordinance in the six cases, is, that the father was too much impressed with the death of his son John. If in oppositon to this conjecture it be suggested that Henry had derived prejudice against the ceremony of informed baptisms the inquiry naturally springs up, if his conscientous scruple restrained him in 1649, and 1653, and 1654, and 1656, and 1658, and 1659, why should it have relaxed in 1660?Still, if my disesteem of the copy in the old engrossing hand that serves for First Church record seem too confident, I must be excused from abundant experience of the errors in such document. Our town record as it is called (I mean the oldest MS veneratable by me, as the County Recorder's Copy from the lost transcript of the lost original record of the town clerk of the writs) asserts falsely, that "Elinor, the daughter of Henry Shrimpton and of his wife Mary, December 9 Mar1652," on page 128 whereas Mary was the child, not the wife, and Elinor was the wife who had three or four children after that date of death and there was no children named Elinor, that we hear of.

SAMUEL SHRIMPTON, Boston, son of Henry Shrimpton, a freeman 1673, got off by fine of £10 from service same year as constable, to which office he was then chosen; had by wife Elizabeth Roberets, daughter of widow Elizabeth Roberets of London, Mary, born 4 December 1666; Martha, 21 January 1671; Samuel, 20 April 1673; and Elizabeth again, 21 April 1674; yet, perhaps, Samuel is the only child that lived long. He was of artillery company 1670, and its Captain 1694, one of the Councellors to Andros 1687, but not a partaker in his tyranny; one of the Councilors of Safety 1689, and head of the regiment of Suffolk, and died 9 February 1698, of apoplexy. What is meant by the statement in Sewalls Diary, that Lieutenant-Governor Usher was committed to prison, 4 December 1694, on the examination of Colonel Shrimpton is uncertain.His large estate by will of 5 June 1697, probated 17 following passage to his son Samuel, who married 7 May 1696, Elizabeth Richardson, niece of his mother had only children Elizabeth and died 1703, insolvent.




ABIEL SHERTLIFF, ABIEL SHIRTLEY, or ABIEL SHETLE, youngest son of William Shertliff the first of Plymouth, there married 14 January 1696, Lydia Barnes, daughter of Jonathan Barnes of the same, had James, born 16 November 1696; Elizabeth, 6 December 1698; Lydia, 28 February 1701; David, 1 June 1703; Hannah, 31 July 1705; John, 8 November 1707; Benjamin, 11 April 1711; William, 8 September 1713; Joseph, 22 January 1716; and Abiel, 23 October 1717. He lived in that part of the town which became Plympton, where his wife died 10 September 1727; and he died 28 October 1732.

THOMAS SHERTLIFF, THOMAS SHIRTLEY, or THOMAS SHETLE, Plympton, son of William Shertliff the first, though some doubt is felt, whether he were not son of the second; married 21 May 1713, Sarah Kimball, but it is not known what children if any, he had, or the time of his or her death.

WILLIAM SHERTLIFF, WILLIAM SHIRTLEY, or WILLIAM SHETLE, Marshfield, had at Plymouth, where he was apprentice to Thomas Clark, a carpenter, but not, probably brought by him, married 18 October 1655, Elizabeth Lettice, daughter of Thomas Lettice, had William, born 1657; Thomas; and Abiel, in June 1666, the same month in which the father was killed by lightning on 23; and, Miss Thomas instructs us, the son was born after that event, but there is reasonable tradition that the child was born before the death of his father. His widow married 18 November 1669, Jacob Cooke; and, next, 1 January 1689, Hugh Cole of Swansey, and she died 31 October 1693.

WILLIAM SHERTLIFF, WILLIAM SHIRTLEY, or WILLIAM SHETLE, Plymouth, eldest son of the preceding, married October 1683, Susanna Lothrop, daughter of Barnabas Lothrop of Barnstable, had Jabez, born 22 April 1684; Thomas, 16 March 1687; Jacob, baptized at Barnstable 11 August 1698; William Shertliff, 4 April 1689, Harvard College 1707, minister of Portsmouth; Susanna, baptized 1691; John, born June 1693; Barnabas, 19 March 1696; Ichabod, 8 November 1697; Elizabeth, 28 May 1699; Mary, 22 December 1700; Sarah, 8 June 1702; Samuel; Abigail; and Nathaniel, 2 December 1707. His wife died 9 August 1726, and he died 4 February 1730.


ENOCH SHUTE, Weymouth 1636.

RICHARD SHUTE, Milford 1642, perhaps removed to Pemaquid before 1651; may be the mariner who bought a small lot of land in Boston, June 1670, who by wife Elizabeth, had William, born 1 October 1670, yet this more probably appears to be the man who died at Boston 2 0ct. 1703; aged 72. The mariner, Richard Shute, in his will of September 1703, probated 6 October following, speaks of his farm at Malden, on which he had charged in favor of his present wife Catharine, a jointure by the contribution of marriage and as by this will that sum is increasing the estate shall also enure to the good of his children Michael, Richard, and Joanna, widow of Joseph Buckley; late of Boston, and to Elizabeth Nichols, and Hannah Mountfort, daughters of said Joanna, by her first husband Nichols, and to his other twelve grandchildren viz.: five daughters of Michael, four children of Richard, three sons of Joanna; besides £3 to his kinsman, William Shute.

RICHARD SHUTE, Milford, married 14 August 1656, Sarah Sandford, eldest daughter of Thomas Sandford, had Thomas, born 5 August 1659, and in 1655 was residing at East Chester, in New York jurisdiction.

RICHARD SHUTE, Malden, son of Richard Shute, by wife Lydia, had John, born 26 March 1693; Lydia, 14 July 1696; and Elizabeth and Joanna, twins 20 February 1699.

ROBERT SHUTE, Boston, probably unmarried, as no wife or children is mentioned in his will of 24 March 1651, probated 29 April following, but he names brother Richard Shute, lived near Pemaquid, brother Thomas Shute, sister Mary Shute, and sister Sarah Holly's children; had fair estate of who to Richard Russel, his executor he gives £10, and legacy to Reverend Messrs. Cotton, Wilson, Symmes, and Allen, the pastors and teachers of Boston and Charlestown.

THOMAS SHUTE had family as well as Richard, and lived at East Chester in later years.

WILLIAM SHUTE, Boston, married 1 July 1659, Hopestill Viall, daughter of John Viall, who gave him, 1665, house and land in Boston; perhaps was of Jamaica 1671.


PETER SHUTER, or PETER SHOOTER, Braintree, died 15 July 1654, says Farmer. He was probably not that Mr. Shuter by the Assistant ordained of 1 March 1631, sent home.


JOHN SIBBORNE, Boston. See Sebborn.


JOHN SIBLEY, JOHN SEBLEY, or JOHN SYBLEY, Salem, came with Higginson, 1629, says Felt, of which I would gladly see the evidence; freeman, married 3 September 1634, yet was probably unmarried for several years; had there baptized Sarah, 18 September 1642; Mary, 8 September 1644; Rachel, 3 May 1646, John, 14 May 1648; Hannah, 22 June 1651; William, 8 September 1653; Samuel, 12 April 1657; and Abigail, 3, July 1659; was selectman 1636, had land at Manchester, then called Jeffery's creek 1637, and in 1640, with other Salem men, prayed the General Court to give leave to remove there. Perhaps he had another wife Rachel Pickworth, daughter of John Pickworth, and by her Joseph; but he died at married 1661, leaving widow Rachel, four sons, five daughters. Mary married 26 January 1665, Jonathan Walcot; Rachel married a Bishop; and Hannah married Stephen Small. Charlestown 1634, with wife Sarah was administered of the church 21 February 1635 , a freeman 6 May following, then spelled with e in the first syllable, died 30 November 1649.

JOHN SIBLEY, JOHN SEBLEY, or JOHN SYBLEY, Beverly, or Manchester, probably both, son of the first John Sibley, was Captain, selectman, and Representative; married says the scrupulous descendants library at the University Rachel Pickworth, daughter of Amariah Pickworth, had Mary, born 21 March 1677; Elizabeth, 4 March 1679; John, 7 September 1680; and Hannah, 18 February 1682; and he died early in 1710.

JOSEPH SIBLEY, JOSEPH SEBLEY, or JOSEPH SYBLEY, Salem, perhaps brother of the preceding, married 4 February 1684, Susanna Follet, who may have been daughter of William Follet of Dover, had Joseph, born 9 November 1684; John, 18 September 1687; Jonathan, 1 May 1690; Hannah, baptized May 1693; Samuel, 1697; William, 7 April 1700; and Benjamin, 19 September 1703.

RICHARD SIBLEY, RICHARD SEBLEY, or RICHARD SYBLEY, Salem, 1656, by wife Hannah, had Samuel, born 10 March 1659; Hannah, 20 September 1661; Sarah, 20 December 1663; Damaris, 26 August 1666; John, April 1669; Mary, 25 January 1672; and Elizabeth. He was a traymaker, and died early in 1676, his inventory being of 30 June, when all the children and wife were living.

SAMUEL SIBLEY, SAMUEL SEBLEY, or SAMUEL SYBLEY, Salem, son of the first John Sibley, by wife Mary, had Samuel, born 7 January 1687; Mary; Benjamin; William; Rebecca; and Lydia. He lived in that unhappy village where the Reverend Mr. in his church record says; his wife raised the devil, by advising John, an Indian (who with wife Tituba, were, I suppose, slaves of Paris) how to make a cake. See Massachusetts history Collection III. 170; also copious and curious church records about sister Sibly's confession. Genealogical Registrar XI. 133. We may rejoice in reading Felt, II. 476, how easily she got off, by confession of her innocence in the folly.

SAMUEL SIBLEY, SAMUEL SEBLEY, or SAMUEL SYBLEY, Salem, probably eldest son of Richard Sibley, married 13 September 1695, Sarah Wells, had Hannah, born 17 May 1696; Richard, January 1698; Sarah, 27 March 1699; Jonathan, 25 November 1701; Samuel, July 1704, died soon; and Samuel, again, 5 May 1705; was killed by the Indians 29 August 1708, in their assault on Haverhill.

WILLIAM SIBLEY, WILLIAM SEBLEY, or WILLIAM SYBLEY, Salem son of John Sibley the first, married 1 November 1676, widow Ruth Small, had Ruth, John, Joseph, Nathaniel, and Rachel.


JOHN SICKLERDAM, Boston, a pirate, taken in the sound, October 1689. In Genealogical Registrar II. 393, a full account is given though the commander Captain Pease, was killed in the fight. We may not fear to call him a transient person, perhaps a Dutch mariner, looking out for any servant to favor the Prince of Orange; but he executed for not finding better employment.


FRANCIS SIDALL, is the name printed as one of the soldiers in Moseley's Company December 1675 but I suppose it a mispelled.


ANDREW SIGOURNEY, ANDREW SIGOURNAY, ANDREW SEGOURNE, or ANDREW SIGOURNIE, Boston, came probably in 1686, from devotion to the cause of religious truth, as one of the noble Huguenot confessors, bringing son Andrew, daughter Susanna, perhaps other children. Their first settlement was at Oxford, whence after 7 or 8 years with most of the other French emigrants he came to Boston but after the peril of Indians invasion passed away shortly, once more he tried the country residence. I think probably for few years but died at Boston 16 April 1727, aged 88, according to gravestone. Susanna married John Johnson, who with three children was killed by the Indians 1696, at Oxford, and she married 8 April 1700, her cousin Daniel Johonnot of Boston.

ANDREW SIGOURNEY, ANDREW SIGOURNAY, ANDREW SEGOURNE, or ANDREW SIGOURNIE, Boston, son of the preceding, brought From France, in youth, by his father, married Mary Germaine, also a native of France, had Andrew, born 30 January 1702; Susanna, 27 December 1704 Peter, 1 March 1707, not 6, as the family Genealogy gives it; Mary, 1 August 1709; Charles, 27 April 1711, who died unmarried at 40 years; Anthony, 17 August 1713; Daniel, 17 November 1715; Rachel, 5 March 1718, died next year; Hannah, 27 Feb; 1719; but of the place of birth assigned by family genealogy for the first named five or six I entertain strong doubt. The printed volume prepared with exemplarary devotion makes them all to be born at Boston, but a fair inferrence Is against it, as no record is found before 1714, and then the whole six are brought into our town record. He made his will 20 May 1736, but it was not probated before 7 July 1748, soon after his death and his widow died 20 March 1763 or 4, the uncertain. of family Genealogy raised a suspicion that the author had confused old and new style so many years after death of "Mr. Old Style." Susanna married 24 October 1726, Martin Brimmer; Mary married 20 February 1734, John Baker; and Hannah married 23 June 1748, Samuel Dexter, the celebrated patriot.

ANDREW SIGOURNEY, ANDREW SIGOURNAY, ANDREW SEGOURNE, or ANDREW SIGOURNIE, Boston, son of the preceding, married 7 October 1731, Mary Ronchon, only daughter of John Ronchon, had Mary, born 14 August 1732; Andrew, again, 14 February 1734, both died young; Mary, 26 November 1735; Andrew, again, 22 May 1737, died young; John Ronchon, 29 May 1740; Andrew, again, 22 May 1742, died young; Elizabeth, 17 August 1743; Susanna, 13 October 1744; Andrew, again, 27 March 1746, died at 21 years; Charles, 4 March 1748; Martin Baker, 3 September 1751, died young; and Hannah, 30 April 1754. He died 4 November 1762; and his widow died 28 February 1772.

ANTHONY SIGOURNEY, ANTHONY SIGOURNAY, ANTHONY SEGOURNE, or ANTHONY SIGOURNIE, Boston, brother of the preceding, married 10 April 1740, Mary Waters of Salem, had Mary, born 23 March 1741; Susanna, 11 January 1743; Peter, 8 December 1745; and by second wife Elizabeth Breed, born Whittemore, who died at Oxford, 18 May 1804, had Anthony, 12 May 1751; and Andrew, 30 November 1752; and died 1761.

DANIEL SIGOURNEY, DANIEL SIGOURNAY, DANIEL SEGOURNE, or DANIEL SIGOURNIE, Boston, youngest brother of the preceding, married Mary Varney, daughter of James Varney, had Mary born 31 August 1736; Andrew, 11 February 1738; Daniel, 1 October 1739, died soon; James, 22 May 1741; Charles, 21 August 1744; and by second wife Joanna Tileston, who died 19 September 1770, had Elisha, 21 October 1747, died next year; Thomas Tileston, 31 December 1749, died soon; Joanna, of whose date of birth I doubt the family Genealogy has error; Jane 13 November 1751; and Elisha, again, 14 April 1753; and third wife he had, married 13 February 1780, Rebecca Tileston, who died 14 January 1807, aged 87, says the printed volume but he died 7 July 1787.


GEORGE SIGSWORTH, Boston, by wife Esther, had Isabel, born 23 September 1679.


INCREASE SIKES, INCREASE SYCKES, or INCREASE SYKES, Springfield, eldest son of Richard Sikes, married 17 March Abigail Fowler, daughter of Ambrose Fowler, had John, born 23 September 1672; Nathaniel, 7 July 1673; Increase, 1 January 1675; Abigail, 16 March 1676; Rebecca, 17 September 1678; and Samuel, 27 March 1680; besides Phebe 27 February 1682; James 14 March 1683; James, again, 27 March 1684; and Benjamin, 5 December 1685 which last four died soon; was a freeman 1684, and died 24 March 1712; his widow died 19 June 1733.

JAMES SIKES, JAMES SYCKES, or JAMES SYKES, Springfield, youngest brother of the preceding, who died on the same day with him, had no wife or children.

NATHANIEL SIKES, NATHANIEL SYCKES, or NATHANIEL SYKES, Springfield, brother of the preceding, married 3 February 1681, Hannah Bagg, daughter probably of John Bagg of the same, had Hannah, born 27 June 1682, died young; Hannah, again, 14 July 1685; and Nathaniel, 22 August 1686. He died 15 September following and his widow in her widowhood, 13 May 1740.

RICHARD SIKES, RICHARD SYCKES, or RICHARD SYKES, Springfield, a freeman 13 May 1640, when, I suppose, by the names above and below his in the list, he was of Dorchester, next year removed to Springfield, there by wife Phebe, had Experience, born 5 November 1642, died young; Increase, 6 August 1644; Nathaniel, 30 October 1646; and Victory, or as Colony record reads; Vicary, 3 March 1649; and James, 11 June 1651; and died March 1676, in his will named wife Phebe, and these children. All four sons swore allegiance at Springfield on the last day of December 1678, or the next day.

VICARY or VICTORY SIKES, VICARY SYCKES, or VICARY SYKES, Springfield, son of the preceding, married 29 January 1673, Elizabeth Burt, daughter of Jonathan Burt, had Jonathan, born 16 December 1673, died soon; Jonathan again, 17 July 1675,Elizur, 11 December 1677, died in few days; Abel, 24 February 1679, died in few days; Samuel, 3 March 1680; Benjamin, 16 October 1682, died soon; removed to Suffield, had there Ebenezer, 24 September 1683; and his wife died next month, and this child not long after. He married next, 16 July 1684, Elizabeth Granger, daughter of Lancelot Granger, had John, 18 May 1685, died next year; Vicary, 9 November 1686, died soon; Vicary, again, 5 September 1689; and his wife died 20 March 1692. For third wife 22 December following he had Mary, widow of Judah Trumbull; and died 1708, only three of his ten children being left alive.