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This vory complete hiatory of the Ancient and Honorable
Company of Boston ffi-.-o volumes), the oldost military organization
in this country, and next to the Honourable Artxllory Cornpany of
'London, probably the oldest in the v^orld, comprlBinfr, as it does, a
raemberBhip from lG?7,to lOO.?, is one of the noct valuable publico. tions
in the United otatos. It contains por'orait.s of noj't of its past
comKandors, with brief historical ponoalogical sketches of all of its
captains, non-commissioned officers and privates, with their dates of
joining, and much othor valur^ble information.

In it are the records of Captain ./illiau: JJaviii, my gr°gri.nd-

father who married ('c) Jiuldah oymraes, dauphtor of Lov, lechariah Symmos,
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Ifirst minister of Oharlestown, Mass, whose daughter, Huldah, married

Vdward ;i-.insford, founder of the "Old South Church", end v;as brother

f Sir Inch'^rd :-.r irn-f ord. Lord Hiph Chfincellor of -npland (see p. 129,

ol. I.) Captain :Javis was captain in lu43, 1654 and 1G72, havinp been

iejLected sergeant, ensign and lieutenant prior thereto. lie was in King

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Philip's v;ar 1675-6 and was wounded. He was for many years ijolectman of

Boston; also, overseer of the poor, and one of the founders of the "Old

jouth Church". Two of his sons, Benj«imin and William, alf.o .joined the

.ncier.t and Honorable Artillery Company, the former in 167^ and the

atter in 1677 (see p.p. 1H9-130, Vol. I.)

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Another gr grandfather, John Goldthwaite, of Calem and Boston
(l''ll) U7P,0) ,1oinod (see p. ,'?75, Vol. I) and subsequently two of his
SOBS, Cnvtain Joseph (173P) and Benjamin (1740), both Colonial soldiers
of distinction. (See ray records. - printed - of their long military
soivice. ) liany contemporaries of tnese, my ancestors - v^hom I had
heajfd my i^other and grandmother refer to — joined during the 18th century,



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