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226 West 58TH Street, New York.

Publication Committee :



Accessions to the Library, io6, 298,

307, 408
Addis Query, 304
Allen Query, 102
Authors, see Contributors

Biographical Sketches —

Griffin, Walter Kenneth, B.Sc,

London, B. A., LL.B., 210
Hurry, Edmund Abdy, M.A.,

LL.B., 209
Sherman, William Watts, 309
Weatherbee, Edwin Henry, 109
Book Notices —

A Brief History of Bishop Jacob

Mast and other Mast Pioneers,

A Century of Achievement, the
History of the N. Y. Bible
Society for One Hundred Years,


A Genealogical and Biographical
Record of the Pioneer, Thomas
Skidmore, 402

Ancestry of General Sir William
Fenwick Williams of Kars, and
incidentally a Maternal Line of
the present Marquis of Donegal,

Archives of the General Conven-
tion, 106

Archives of the General Conven-
tion (of the P. E. Church in
U. S. A.), 103

Archives of the General Conven-
tion (of the Protestant Episcopal
Church in U. S. A.), 305

Barney, Barney-Hosmer, 1634-
1635, 405

Beginnings of the Iron Industry
in Trenton, N. J., 1723-1750, 104

Benjamin West not a Quaker, 104

Branchiana, 406

Branch of Abingdon, 406

Beekman and Van Dyke Gene-
alogy, 407

Bulletin of the Newport (R. I.),
Historical Society, 206

Burning of Harvard Hall, 1764;
and its Consequences, 207

Chancellor Robert R. Livingston
of New York and his Family,

Class History, 1909. Sheffield
Scientific School, Yale Univer-
sity, 104

Book Notices {cotitimied )

Class of 1870, Yale College, 1870-

191 1, 306
Colonial Families of the United

States of America, Vol. II, 103
Cornelius Jansen Clopper and his

Descendants, 403
Coxe and Connected Families, 103
Descendants of Jacob Hochstet-

ler, the Immigrant of 1736, 404
Enoch and Elizabeth Mason, their

Ancestry and Descendants, 405
Foreman-Farman-Forman Gene-
alogy, 105
Fort Louisburg:^Its Two Sieges

and Site To-day, 207
Genealogical and Pamily History

of the State of Connecticut, 103
Genealogy of the Cloyd, Basye

and Tapp Families in America

with brief sketches referring to

the Families of Ingels, Jones,

Marshall and Smith, 407
Hampton History, 405
History and Genealogy of the

Family of Hurd in the United

States, 307
History of the Class of 191 1, Yale

College, 105
History of the Descendants of

Peter Spicer, 403
History of St. George's Church

in the City of New York, 1752-

1811-I9II, 106
History of the New York Society

Library, with an introductory

chapter on libraries in Colonial

New York, 1 698- 1776, 105
Index of the Genealogical and

Historical Queries and Answers

from the New York Mail and

Express, Vol. I, 305
James Mott of Dutchess Co., N.Y.,

and his Descendants. 207
John Foster: The Earliest Ameri-
can Engraver, and the First

Boston Printer, 103
Miscellaneous Notes, Pedigrees,

etc., relating to persons of the

surname of Bull, 305
Newmarket Notes (Prestatyn

Hundred, Flintshire), Part I,

North Carolina Historical Society

Publications, Vol. X, No. i, 106

Index of Subjects.

Book Notices (continued)

Notts Occasional Papers, 104
Parker in America, 1630-I910, 406
Perkins Families in the United

States in 1790, 403
Quartermaster George Colton and
his Descendants, 1644-1911, 306
Quindescennial Record of the
Class of 1895, Sheffield Scien-
tific School of Yale University,


Rodney's Diary and other Dela-
ware Records, 402

Roster of Saint Andrew's Society
of the State of New York with
Biographical Data. Part I, from
its organization to the end of
the American Revolution, 1756-
1783, 206

Ruggles Homesteads, 306

Sixteenth Annual Report, 191 1, of
the American Scenic and His-
toric Preservation Society, to
the Legislature of the State of
New York, 306

Sketches of the Forney Family,

Society of Mayflower Descendants
in the State of Illinois, 207

Some Emigrants to Virginia, 105

Somerset County Historical Quar-
terly, 206

The Ancestry and Descendants of
Gustavus Beall and Thomas
Hugh Beall, 305

The Ancestors and Descendants
of Rulef Schenck, 405

The Autobiography of Thomas
Collier Piatt, 306

The Baird Family Centennial, 402

The Benjamin Families from Col-
umbia County, N. Y., 105

The Earliest Cuylers in Holland
and America, 405

The Farmer Boy who became a
Bishop: The autobiography of
the Right Reverend Anson
Rogers Graves, S. T. D., LL.D.,

The Frost Genealogy, Descen-
dants of William Frost of Oyster
Bay, New York, showing con-
nections never before published
with the Winthrop, Underbill,
Feke, Bowne and Wickes Fam-
ilies, 206

The Gravestone Records of Shafts-
bury, Bennington Co., Vt., 403

The Letters of Moore Furman,
Deputy Quartermaster-General
of New Jersey in the Revolution,

The Mayer Family, 105

Book Notices {continued)

The New Haven Colony Histori-
cal Society. Reports presented
at the Annual Meeting, Nov.
20, igii, 206
The Nottingham Graveyard
Guide, Historical, Descriptive,
Genealogical, with Appendices
on the Churchyards of Greasley
and Flawford, Notts, England,
and exhaustive lists of Sur-
names, 104
The Paynes of Hamilton, 404
The Van Dyke Family, 407
Who was the Mother of Frank-
lin's Son, 104
Ye Historic of ye Town of Green-
wich, Connecticut, 304
Brinkerhoff Query, 303

Church Records, see Records
Claessen Query, 303
Clues from English Archives Con-
tributory to American Gene-
alogy, 67
Congle Query, 102
Contributors —

Bartlett, W. L., 113

Doty, Ethan Allen, 273,312,399

Greene, Richard Henry, 109,309

Griffin, Walter Kenneth, 201

Hutchinson, J. R., 67

Lea, J. Henry, 67

McCartney, Katharine Searle, 61

Orra Eugene Monnette, 388

Pine, John B., i

Robbins, William A., 73, 127, 211,

Savary, A. W., M. A., 115
Totten, John R., 36, 165, 249, 325
Vosburgh, Royden W., 287
Wright, Tobias A., 209
Cook Query, 303

Copy of Family Record of the Elias
Mulford and Elizabeth Gar-
diner Families and Descen-
dants, 61
Corrections, 303

Davis Query, 102

Dennis Query, 102

Descendants of Edward Tre(a)dwell

through his son John, 73, 127,


Early New York Churches. An Of-
ficial Announcement, 201
Early New York Church Records, 287
Early Records of Salem, Washington
County, N. Y., 8

Fitz Randolph Query, 102

Index of Subjects.

" Frome " Van Buskirk. The Wan-
derings of a New York Family,

Genealogical Records —

Doughty Family, 273, 312
Hunt Family, 1 15
Pyne (Pine) Family, I
Ramsey Ancestry, 388
Thacher-Thatcher Family, 36, 165,

249, 325
Tre(a)dwell Family, 73, 127, 211,


Gilbert Query, 102

Greenfield Query, 102

Green Query, 304

Griffin, Walter Kenneth, B.Sc, Lon-
don, B. A., LL.B., Biographical
Sketch, 210

Hints for the Searching of Records,

Hurry, Edmund Abdy, M. A., LL.B.,
Biographical Sketch, 209

Illustrations, see also Portraits.
Davenport Coat-af-Arms, 189
Fac-simile copy of the original
subscription paper for building
the first church at Salem, N. Y.
This town was called New Perth
until after the War of the Revo-
lution, 8
Parish House of Upton Pyne, the
Tower of which was built by Sir
Herbert de Pyne about 1720, I
Symonds Coat-of-Arms, 293
Sandys (Sands) Coat-of-Arms, 289

James Pyne (Pine) of Hempstead,
Long Island, and some of his
Descendants, i

Jones Query, 304

Leavitt Query, 102
Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Hunt,

the Loyalist, his Ancestry and

Descendants, 115

Merritt Query, 304
Montgomery Query, 303

Officers, New York Genealogical and

Biographical Society, 108
Ogden Query, 102

Portraits —

Hurry, Edmund Abdy, 209
Sherman, William Watts, 309
Weatherbee, Edwin Henry, 109

Queries, 102, 303

Ramsey Ancestry of Ensign William

Ramsey, 388
Rapalje Query, 303
Records —

Baptisms of the Reformed Church
at Machackemeck (Deerpark),
12, 141, 225, 249
Early New York Church Records,

Family Record of the Elias Mum-
ford and Elizabeth Gardiner
Families and Descendants, 61
Records of Baptisms of the Reformed
Church at Machackemeck
(Deerpark), I2, 141, 225, 349
Registration of Pedigrees —

Allerton — William Isaac Walker,

Armstrong — William Clinton

Armstrong, 200
Broucard ( B r o k a w ) — George

Tuttle Brokaw, 98
Coles — Hopper Striker Mott, 197
Davenport — W i 1 1 i a m Isaac

Walker, 189
Dudley — Winchester Fitch, 94
Durant — William Duranl, 289
Fauconnier— William Henry Fal-
coner, 89
Fitch — Winchester Fitch, g2
Gooking — John Reynolds Totten,

Gould — George Tuttle Brokaw, 98
Greenleaf — JohnReynoldsTotten,

Hance — Carolyn Gilpin Rush, go
Hoppe — Hopper Striker Mott,

King — George Austin Morrison,

Jr- 295
Livingston — Henry Pierson Gib-
son, 91
Lock wood — W i 1 1 i a m Isaac

Walker, 191
Lyddall — J o s e p h i n e (Adams)

Perry, 194
Manning — Winchester Fitch, 93
Mott— Hopper Striker Mott, 198
Mumford — John Reynolds Totten,

Palmer — Ann Elizabeth (Martin)

Hoerner, 193
Perry — Alexander James Perry,

Plympton — Gilbert Motier Plymp-

ton, 89
Pryer (Pryoeur) — Charles Pryer,

Ruggles — Henry Stoddard Rug-

gles, 290
Sandys (Sands) — James Thomas

Sands, 293


Index of Subjects.

Registration of Pedigrees {continued)

Schuyler— Hopper Striker Mott,

Strycker— Hopper Striker Mott,

Symonds— Mary Louise (Dicker-
man) Woodin, q6

Thacher — Alexander JamesPerry,

Tuttle — George Tuttle Brokaw, 97

Ufford (UEfoot)— J oh n Reynolds
Totten, 299

Vail— George Tuttle Brokaw, 99

Van Wyck— William Edward
Van Wyck, 100

Walker— William Isaac Walker,

Williams— John Jabez Williams,

Wilson — Horatio Nelson Spencer,

Woodward— Mary Nicoll (Wood-
ward) Putnam, 192
Richmond Query, 304

Ruff Query, 303

Seely Query, 102

Sherman, William Watts, Biographi-
cal Sketch, 309
Society Proceedings, loi, 202, 302
Swan Query, 102

Taylor Query, 303

Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, 36, 165,
249. 325

The Doughty Family of Long Island,
273. 312

The New York Genealogical and Bio-
graphical Society's Department
of Registration of Pedigrees,
89, 189, 289

Tileston Query, 102

Vail Query, 102
Vermilye Query, 303

Weatherbee, Edwin Henry, Biogra-
phical Sketch, 109
Wiggins Query, 102

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Genealogical. AND Biographical





January, igi2.


226 West 58TH Street, New York.

Entered July 19, i8;g, as Second Class Matter, Post Otiice at New York, N. Y., Act of Congress of Marcli 3d, 1879.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.

Publication Committee .







Illustrations. Parish Church of Upton Pyne, the Tower of which was built by Sir

Herbert de Pyne about 1270 Frontispiece-

Fac-simile copv of the original subscription paper for building the
first church at Salem. N. Y. This town was called New Perth
until after the War of the Revolution Facing 8

1. James Pyne (Pine) of Hempstead, Long Island, and some of His

Descendants. By John B. Pine i

2. Early Records of Salem, Washington County, N. Y. . . . 8

3 Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Machacke-

meck (Deerpark). (Continued from Vol. XLII, page 392) ... 12

4 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. By John R. Totten. (Continued

from Vol. XLII, page 416) 36

5. Copy of Family Record of the Elias Mulford and Elizabeth

Gardiner Families and Descendants. Contributed by Katharine
Searle McCartney 61

6. Clues from English Archives Contributory to American Gene-

alogy. By J. Henry Lea and J. R. Hutchinson. (Continued from
Vol. XLII. page 434) 67

7. Descendants of Edward Tre(a)dwell through his son John.

By William A. Robbins. (Continued from Vol. XLII, page 430) . . 73

8. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's De-

partment of Registration of Pedigrees. (Continued from Vol.
XLII, page 446) 89

9. Society Proceedings loi

10. Queries. — Allen — Congle — Davis — Dennis — Fitz Randolph — Gilbert —

Leavitt — Seely — Swan — Tileston — Vail — Wiggins — Greenfield — Har-
wood — Ogden 102

11. Book Notices 102

12. Accessions to the Library 106

13. Officers, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society . 108

notice, — The Publication Committee aims to admit into the Record only such new Genea-
logical, Biographical, and Historical matter as may be relied on for accuracy and authenticity, but
neither the Society nor its Committee is responsible for opinions or errors of contributors, whether
published under the name or without signature.

The Record is issued quarterly, on the first of January, April,
July and October. Terms: $4.00 a year in advance. Subscriptions
should be sent to N. Y. GEN. & BIOG. SOC,

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For Advertising Rates apply to the Society at above address.

Parish Church of Upton Pyne, the Tower of which was built by
Sir Herbert de Pyne about 1270.




By John B. Pine.

James Pyne who settled in Hempstead during the first half
of the seventeenth century appears to have been the first of the
name to make a permanent horne in this country, though one
Thomas Pyne was admitted a ij^-eeman of the Colony of Massa-
chusetts Bay as early as 1635, "and "Thomas Pines" fought in
the French and Indian Wars.

The name of James Pyne, or " Pine " as it was afterwards
spelled, is found in the Town Records of Stamford, Connecticut,
which was settled in the summer of 1641, by a " companie of
Wethersfield (Mass.) men," under a grant from the New Haven
Colony. He does not seem to have been of this "companie " but
to have followed them very soon, as he received an allotment
from the town of the usual house lot and wood lot, Dec. 7, 1641.
When he came to Massachusetts Bay, or by what vessel is not
known, nor is anything known definitely as to his ancestry, but
there has long been a tradition among his descendants that
he came from Devonshire, which, according to Sir William Pole,
who wrote in 1590, had been "the long contynewed Dwellinge
of the Family of Pyne." It seems very probable that he
was the James Pyne, son of William and Mary Pyne, who was
baptized in Woodbury, near Exeter, Devonshire, England,
on June 4, 1608, and who married Edith Williams in St. Mary
Magdalen, Taunton, an adjoining town in Somersetshire, in
Sept., 1630.* This James Pyne continued to live in Wood-
bury until 1640, when his mother Mary died, appointing him
as her executor. His father had died in 1636, leaving con-
siderable property, consisting mostly of horses, cattle and sheep,
from which it is to be inferred that he was a yeoman. After

* Records of the Court of the Peculiar of the Custos and College of Vicars
Choral, Woodbury, Exeter.

2 Jama Pyne (Pine) of Hempstead, Long Island, [Jan.,

1640 the name disappears from the town records of Woodbury
almost simultaneously with its appearance at Stamford, Con-
necticut. The titles in the books mentioned in the will of James
Pyne of Hempstead, show that his religious sympathies were
with the Puritans and suggest a reason for his coming to America.
His probable age tends to prove the identity, for on his death in
1686, he left several grandchildren, and his oldest son was a man
of mature years, so that he might very well have been 78 years
of age, which would have been the age of James Pyne of Wood-
bury in that year.

Savage mentions a James Pyne who was in Hartford in 1647,
and refers to Trumbull's Colonial Records, from which it appears
that at a General Court held in Hartford, May 24, 1647 (vol. i,
pp. 150, 158), "James Pyne" was declared to have "forfeited his
recognizance for non-appearance," and again on Oct. 29, 1647,
"James Pyne (was) bound in a recognizance in ;^2o, provided Pyne
keepe good behaviour until the Court in May at Fayerfield and
appear there." No record of the court held in May has been
preserved, so the cause of Pyne's offending is not disclosed.
During the time that he remained in Stamford, James Pyne
seems to have taken no part in its affairs, which were in a rather
disturbed condition, on account of the dissatisfaction of the
townsmen with the limited franchise which they enjoyed under
the New Haven Colony.* The Stamford men complained that
the New Haven men made laws and laid the rates, and that they
had no votes, no liberties and no justice, and, apparently in the
hope of securing greater liberty, a number of families determined
to remove to Long Island and to place themselves under the
Dutch Government. In 1643, a few individuals from Heme!
Hempstead, near London, had commenced a settlement on Long
Island, and named it Hempstead, and thither in 1644, after
buying a tract of land from the Indians, the Rev. Richard Denton,
the minister of Stamford, and several others betook themselves.
A charter for the Town was on Nov. 16, 1644, secured from the
Governor and Council of New Netherlands, giving the settlers
considerable municipal powers and the " right to exercise the
reformed religion which they profess."!

The name of James Pyne (or Pine) does not appear in the first
allotment of town lands, but his non-appearance at Hartford in
1647, upon his recognizance above mentioned, can very probably
be explained by the fact that being unwilling to " keep good
behaviour" by paying the taxes and conforming to the church
discipline of the New Haven Colony, he had followed his towns-
men to Long Island. It is certain that he moved there before
1656, for on July 4, of that year, he joined with other inhabitants
of Hempstead in a letter to Governor Stuyvesant, claiming that
if they were compelled to pay tithes, the Government should
reimburse them for injuries received from the Indians. From

* Huntington's History of Stamford, pp. 39 and 73.

t O'Cxllaghan's Laws and Ordinances of New Nelherland, i, 42.

1912.] and So>?ie 0/ His Descendants. 3

this it must be inferred that he was a land owner at the time
this letter was written, and in the following year, as the Town
Records show, he received an allotment of thirty-one acres of
meadow land. From this time his name appears frequently as
owning land, and in a list of freeholders and the number of acres
owned by each in 1685, contained in the Town Records, James
Pyne is put down as owning 500 acres, that being the largest
amount belonging to any individual. In 1664, "James Pine, an
inhabitant of Hempstead was made a freeman of Connecticut,"
which indicates that he still owned land in Stamford and tends
to identify him with the early settlers of that town.*

In 1674, the Rev. Richard Denton having in the meantime
returned to England, James Pine and others united in petitioning
Governor Andros (as the father of the Commonwealth) " to instal
such authority among them as may be a means under God for
upholding and maintaining the ministry and worship of God
among them, that his honor may be promoted and his sabbaths
observed for the good of themselves and their posterity." Pre-
viously to this, in 167 r, the Town had at a public meeting con-
tracted with Richard Charlton " to keep a Schoole and to instruct
ye Children & Youth there to write and read," and also built a
Presbyterian meeting house, and passed an ordinance compelling
attendance at its services under severe penalties for non-atten-
dance. Presumably, the applicatian to Governor Andros for a
minister was successful, for in 1682 James Pine and three of his
sons are included in a list of subscribers to the minister's salary.
The ordinance just cited would seem to indicate that the founders
of Hempstead had carried with them the rigid Puritanism of
Massachusetts Bay and New Haven, but an evidence of somewhat
greater liberality may perhaps be found in the fact that as early
as 1 668, they permitted a horse-race "not so much for ye divertise-
ment of ye youth alone but for ye encouragement of ye breed of

On April 17, 1685, Governor Dongan granted a new Charter
to the Town, and James Pine is named as one of the patentees.
In the following year he died leaving a will, which is on record,
as one of the earliest wills in Queen's County.f

The will indicates that he was a man of considerable education
and reading, as it mentions the books which he leaves to his
children, rather an unusual legacy in those days, and they include
" Mr. Hooker's Works," probably referring to the Laws of Eccles-
iastical Polity (London, 1662); Peter Heiliii's Cosmography (Ox-
ford, 1622); the works of Dr. William Sclater, a prominent
theologian of the seventeenth century, the Ecclesiastical History
in English, and Tlie Marrow of the Oracles of God, hy Nicholas
Bifield (London, 1660).

* O'Callaghan, xiv, 363, 661, 680, Docuvientary History ; Trumbull's
Colonial Records, 42g.

t Thompson's History of Lons: Island, 2nd ed., ii, p. 15; Oueen's Co. Wills
A, of Deeds 27, N. Y. Hist. Soc. Wills.

4 James Pyne {Pine) of Hempstead, Long Island, [Jan.,

The will also distributes a large amount of land among the
testator's children, and considerable personal property, quaintly
suggestive of the peculiar value then attached to the " longest
gun or fowling piece," the "middle gun and the greatest iron
pot ;" the " middle best iron pot and the biggest bell metal skillet,"
set forth in detail, which is almost equivalent to an inventory of
household effects. As he does not mention his wife, it must be
assumed that she died before him, but he refers to the following
children, viz.: — his eldest son John, and James, Nathaniel, Jona-
than, Samuel; also two younger sons, William and Benjamin;
also his daughters, Lea, Agnes, Sarah and Susan; his grand-
daughter Mary, the daughter of his son John, and his "cosen,
John Smith."

From the frequent occurrence of the family name in the
records of Hempstead and its vicinity, it is evident that de-
scendants of the original settler continued to live there for more
than a century and a half after his death, but his descendants
are now widely scattered. It is probable that a very large pro-
portion of those now in this country bearing the name of Pine,
owe their origin to James Pine of Hempstead, and through him
trace their ancestry to the Pynes of Devonshire, though the
Devonshire family is represented in this country through several
other lines.

The destruction of church records, especially those of West-
chester County, during the Revolution, has rendered it impossible
to connect the various branches of the family with any degree of
completeness, but some facts as to the earlier descendants of
James Pine may be stated with certainty.

John, the eldest son of James, in 1672, received a grant from
the town of a "home lott by his father's . . . and privileg
to keep half a dozen cattell in summer," and in 1686 he was
authorized to set up a grist mill. In 1700 he served as Lieutenant
in a company of infantry raised by Governor Bellemont, and in
1703 he was chosen one of the first church wardens, repre-
senting the Parish of Oyster Bay and Hempstead, subsequently
incorporated as St. George's Church, Hempstead.* He died in
the same year leaving considerable real estate, which he divided
between his sons Daniel and John. His widow, Abigail, and his
daughter Mary also survived him.f Daniel married Sarah Carle
and proved himself a good citizen by serving as a Commissioner

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