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cut. 10. S<>n, married, April 19, 1682, Abigail
Bellews. n, Elizabeth, born May 9, 1655, in
Boston, lived with Ensign Buss after her
father's death. 12. Jonathan, left a hundred
pounds to buy a meeting house bell and it was
voted by the town of Groton to inscribe his
name on the bell. 13. Zechariah. born March
9, 1658-59, in Watertown. Children of the
second wife: 14. Abigail, born in Groton,
January 9, 1666. 15. Susanna, born at Gro-
ton. July 3, 1667.

(II) Peleg Lawrence, son of John Law-
rence, the immigrant, was born in Watertown,
January 10, 1646-47, died in Groton, Massa-
setts, February 14. 1692. He lived in Groton
and removed to Concord at the Indian out-
break in 1676. He was two years selectman
and held minor offices also. He lived on the
farm now or lately owned by Samuel B. Mar-
shall on the Boston road. He married, in 1668,
Elizabeth Morse, born September 1, 1647.
Children, born at Groton: 1. Elizabeth. Jan-
uary 9. 1669. 2. Samuel, October 16, 1671,
resided in Sherborn and died at Killingly, Con-
necticut. 3. Eleazer, February 28, 1674, men-
tion above. 4. Jonathan. March 29, 1679, mar-
ried Abigail . 5. Abigail, October 6,

1681. 6. Jeremiah, January 3, 1686-87, died
April 26, 1687. 7. Joseph, June 12, 1688,
lived in Connecticut. 8. Daniel. 9. Susannah.

(III) Major Eleazer, son of Peleg Law-
rence, was born February 28. 1674, died March
9, 1754. He lived for some years in a house
in Littleton on the east side of the old stage
road to Concord and Boston, a short distance
south of the Stoney Brook railroad. The cellar
of the house still remains. Pie was frequently
chosen moderator of town meetings and served
as selectman and constable. He received the
title of major about 1734. He died at Pep-
perell. March 9. 1754, aged eighty years. His
will was dated December 29, 1749, and proved
January 13. 1755. He married Mary Scrip-
ture, born T679, died June 29, 1761, eldest

daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Scripture.
Children, born in Groton: I. Elizabeth, Feb-
ruary 28, 1699, married Buttrick. 2.

Peleg, June 1, 1701, resided in Groton. 3.
Jonathan, October 4, 1703, mentioned below.

4. David. December 26, 1705, resided in Little-
ton. 5. Mary, married Fletcher. 6.

Sarah, 7. Samuel, May 2, 1714, resided in
Littleton. 8. Experience, June 22, 17 19, mar-
rie'd Jabez Keep. 9. Prudence, April 7, 1722.

10. Eleazer, resided at Littleton.

1 IV ) Jonathan, son of Major Eleazer Law-
rence, was born at Groton, October 4, 1703,
died December 8, 1789. He resided in Little-
ton, where he removed in 1738. and was
chosen deacon of the church in 1763. He
served as selectman and town treasurer, and
in other responsible positions. He was in the
revolution in Captain Aaron Bullard's company.
Colonel Samuel Bullard's regiment, December
30, 1777. He married (first) in 1726-27, Try-
phena Powers, who died August 25, 1752. He
married (second) October 10, 1754. Lydia
Fletcher, of Groton, who died March 21, 1803,
in her ninetieth year, "an excellent woman."
Children, born at Littleton : 1. Jonathan, born
August 28, 1728, resided at Ashby. 2. Joseph,
May 19. 1 73 1, died February 6, 1756. 3. Abel,
July 16, 1733, resided at Penobscot. 4. Try-
phena, September 26, 1735, resided at Canaan.

5. Hetty, February 24, 1737, married W'illiam
Stearns. 6. Olive, May 19, 1740. 7. Peter,
October 14, 1742, resided in Townsend and
Ashby. 8. Abigail, July 26, 1745, married
Parker Doll. 9.- Timothy, March 31, 1748,
mentioned below. 10. Lucy, May 15, 1750.

11. Benjamin, August 2, 1752.

(V) Timothy, son of Jonathan Lawrence,
was born March 31, 1748, died at Hollis, New
Hampshire, November 3, 1815. He was a
soldier in the revolution in Captain Asa Law-
rence's company, Colonel Jonathan Reed's
regiment in 1777, to reinforce the army of the
north. He married (first) November 30, 1769,
Sarah Reed, who died at Littleton, February
19, 1792, in her thirty-ninth year, daughter of
Colonel Jonathan Reed, of Littleton. He mar-
ried (second) Molly Boyden, who died at
Hollis, September 3, 1842, aged eighty- four.
Children of first wife, born at Littleton: 1.
Thaddeus, November 17, 1771, mentioned
below. 2. Dorcas, April 17, 1774. married
Solomon Fletcher. 3. Benjamin, March 11,
1776, died September 24, 1778. 4. Mary,
October 16, 1778. 5. Jonathan, March 10,
1 78 1. 6. Elizabeth Lane, February 14, 1784.
7. Isaac, August 25, 1786, killed at the battle



of Queenstown in war of 1812. 8. Nathan,
April 2$, 1789. 9. Sarah, August 3, 1790.
10. Tryphena, February 11, 1792. Children
of second wife: 11. Ly'dia, November 9, 1794-
12. Molly, February 26, 1796. 13. Anna,
November 20, 1797. 14. Samuel Boyden,
March 24, 1799.

(VI) Thaddeus, son of Timothy Lawrence,
was born at Ashby, November 17. 177 1 , died
at Cohasset, February 18, 1853. He was edu-
cated in the district school, and early learned
the cooper's trade. When a young man he
settled in Cohasset. which at that time was a
fishing town of importance, and worked at
his trade. In 1796, at the time of his marriage,
he removed to Ashby and followed farming,
together with his trade for a short time.
Returning to Cohasset he established a cooper's
shop near the water at the head of the cove
near his home, and made barrels used to pack
mackerel. He received about seventy-five cents
each for his barrels, which were made with
staves of pine hooped with strips of wdiite
oak or birch. His later years were spent with
his son, Josiah A. Lawrence. He was one of
the twenty charter members of the Second
Congregational Church at Cohasset, which first
met at his home in 1824, and he was a deacon
of this church. In 1807 he was one of the
petitioners for a fire engine for the use of the
town. He was sergeant of Captain John
Pratt's company of foot, and during the war
of 1812 was sergeant of the Cohasset militia
under Captain Peter Lothrop. He received a
medal in 1808 from the Massachusetts
Humane Society. In politics he was a Whig.
He married, in 1796, Joa (sic) Oakes. born
at Cohasset in 1774, daughter of Josiah and
Silence (Willcutt) Oakes, of Cohasset. Chil-
dren: 1. Josiah Oakes, born May 1, 1797, died
September 15, 1802. 2. Maria, December 15,
1798, married, November 28, 1818, Thomas
Smith, of Rowley: children: i. Ann Maria
Smith, born August 18, 1821, married Dr.
George Cutler : ii. Thomas M. Smith, Septem-
ber 28, 1823, married, 1843, Mary H. ;

iii. Joseph Smith, January 16, 1825. mar-
ried. October 8, 1844, Lydia A. Hollis, of
Weymouth ; iv. George Sumner Smith. Feb-
ruary 1, 1827, married Marinda P. Child, of
Lawrence, Maine ; v. Eliza Ann Smith, June
1, 1829, died November 30, 1863, married
Alonzo L. Palmer ; vi. Sarah Frances Smith,
August 18. 183 1, died November 25, 1856,
married Benjamin F. Colt: vii. Benja-
min F. Smith. December 1, 1833. married,
December 24, 1855, Harriet G. Gillett, of

Quincy ; viii. Alary Willet Smith, March 2,
1836, married, 1856, Alonzo P. Gillett; ix.
Charles Henry Smith, June 15, 1839, married
Clarissa Bates, of Scituate ; x. William Law-
rence Smith, September 11, 1842. 3. Thomas
Reed, August 20, 1800, died August 16, 181 1.
4. George Augustus, January 7, 1802. died June
15, 1856; married, January 8, 1826, Eveline
Vinal, of Scituate; children: i. Thomas Reed,
born October 17, 1826, married, November 3,
1847, Polly B. Litchfield, of Scituate; ii.
Rebecca Merritt, August 15, 1828, died May
18, 1852, married, August 10, 1845, David
Hollis; iii. Eveline F., August 14, 1831, died
February 29, 1836; iv. George Augustus.
A'ugust 11, 1834, married, August 21, 1859,
Ellen G. Green, of Quincy ; v. Eveline F..
April 27, 1837, died January 13, 1863, married,
July 16, 1857, Eustace Angin ; vi. Sophronia
Oaks, April 4, 1840, married, January 17, 1858,
Charles H. Dutton ; vii. Fordyce Foster, May
9, 1843. married, January 10. 1867, Abbie Bar-
ton ; viii. Amos Abbott. November 3, 1847,
married. December 24, 1868, Abbie H. Rich;
ix. Ella E.. March 2, 1850. 5. Joa, October
13, 1803, died October 16, 1803. 6. Josiah
Oakes. May 6, 1805, mentioned below. 7.
Mary (Jakes, May I, 1807, married, Novem-
ber 15, 1822, John Parker, of Cohasset; chil-
dren : i. Caroline Willard Parker, born Octo-
ber 2, 1823, married, October 1, 1846, Isaac
Woodbury, of Salem, New Hampshire ; ii.
Mary Elizabeth Parker, March 3, 1826, died
January 13, 1837: iii. Harriet Maria Parker,
March 13, 1828, married, November, 1854,
David G. S. Doane, of Cohasset ; iv. John Por-
ing Parker, August 11, 1830, married, Febru-
ary, 1852, Marinda C. Blake, of Pepperell ;
v. Louisa Frances Parker, August 22, 1832,
married (first) June 1, 1854, James R. Hall,
(second) September 7. 1856, Joel Allen; vi.
James Henry Parker, December 3, 1834; vii.
Mary Elizabeth Parker, October 31. 1837,
married, October 19, 1862, John Quincy Peaks ;
viii. George Odeon Parker, February 9, 1840.
married, 1859, Susan E. Snow, of Cohasset;
ix. Sophronia Lawrence Parker, February 18.
1842, married, October 19, 1862, Newcomb B.
Tower, of Cohasset ; x. Charles Oakes Parker,
October 18, 1844, married, March 15, 1869.
Sophia T. Hall, of Cohasset ; xi. Edmund
Lawrence Parker. February 8, 1847; xii.
Frank Lewis Parker, July 11, 1849. 8. Han-
nah, July 31. 1809, married, 1830, Hiram
Bruce: children: i. Thaddeus Lawrence
Bruce, born September 19, 1832. married,
August. 1857, Sylvia Robinson ; ii. Helen



Maria Bruce, January 22, 1835, died January
18, 1838; iii. Hiram Wallace Bruce, February
28, 1837; iv. Helen Maria Bruce, April 13,
1839, married, March 20, 1857, Samuel Brown,
of Derry, New Hampshire ; v. Nancy May-
nard Bruce, October 19, 1840; vi. Joa Oakes
Bruce, July 6, 1842, died August 27, 1843;
vii. Joa Oakes Bruce, August 10, 1844; viii.
Frances Anna Bruce, October 17, 1846; ix.
Sarah Jane Bruce, March 21, 1849; x. Mary
Train Bruce, March 18, 1851 ; xi. Charles
Henry Bruce, April 27, 1853. 9. Sophronia
Maria, January 15, 1813, died November 2,


( \ II ) Josiah Oakes, son of Thaddeus Law-
rence, was born at Ashby, May 6, 1805, died at
Cohasset, April, 1865. When quite young
he removed with his parents to Cohasset,
where he attended the Little Harbor district
school. He studied besides the common
branches, geometry and navigation. In early
manhood he made frequent fishing trips to the
Newfoundland Banks, which proved profitable.
He became interested in fishing vessels which
he fitted and sent out, owning a number of
such ships. In 1843 he and David Wilson
were joint owners in the fishing brig "Casket"
of one hundred and fifty-five tons, and he
also owned the '"Sarah Young" of fifty-four
tons, in 1836. His vessels were engaged in
mackerel trade and were unusually successful.
He owned the Doane wharf at the head of the
cove, where the fish was packed and sent to
the Boston market. He employing many
Portugese. During this time, about twenty
years, he also kept a general store, and for a
lime was engaged in the coal and lumber busi-
ness in Cohasset. His coal pockets were sit-
uated near Snow's wharf on the left side of
the harbor. He sold his store to Abraham H.
Tower, but two years later resumed the busi-
ness in the village opposite the present St.
Stephen's Church, and continued here until
his death. He was the first man to use Portu-
gese help, about four hundred of whom came
to work on the fishing vessels. Mr. Lawrence
was a prominent citizen and owned much prop-
erty in Cohasset and Boston. He was a noted
lifesaver, as was his father, and received a
medal from the Massachusetts Humane
Society. During the civil war he showed his
patriotism in many ways. An amusing inci-
dent is related of him. A man living on
Cedar street had been seen defiantly flourish-
ing a Confederate flag, to the indignation of
the neighbors. Finally a company headed by
Mr. Lawrence got a bucket of tar and a bag

of feathers, and marched through the streets,
amid cheers and much demonstration, to the
home of the southern sympathizer. The man
kept the crowd at bay with a shot gun for a
time, but was finally pursuaded to apologize,
and to hoist the stars and stripes which he was
made to salute, in place of the Rebel flag. In
politics Mr. Lawrence was a Whig, and later
a Republican, and was town treasurer for a
number of years. He was a member of the
state legislature in 1844-45. I" ^o he was
a member of the Beechwood Debating Society.
He was an active worker in the temperance
cause and gave much of his time and sub-
stance towards advancing the temperance prin-
ciple. He married (first) November 12, 1826,
Hannah Kent Tower, born .at Cohasset, May
8, 1806, died there December 14, 1843, daugh-
ter of Abraham and Hannah Tower. He mar-
ried ( second ) May 6, 1846, Sarah Jane Doane,
born at Cohasset, March 13, 1820, daughter of
James C. and Susannah Wendell (Hewes)
Doane. Children of first wife: 1. Lysander
Tower, born August 21, 1827, died October
6, 1828. 2. Maria Smith, December 23, 1829,
married, January 15, 1852, Charles Henry
Willard ; children: i. Eva Maria Willard, born,
October 25, 1853 ; ii. Charles Henry Willard,
October 24, 1857, died January 14, 1861 ; iii.
Emma Catherine Willard. March 26, 1862 : iv.
Lawrence Edgar Willard. 3. George Wash-
ington, February 29, 1832, died October 3,
1861. 4. Ellen Augusta, September 6, 1834,
died April 21, 1838. 5. Lyman, September 2,
1837, died May 3, 1838. 6. Lyman, June 6,
1839, mentioned below. 7. William Edward,
March 31, 1842, died May 17, 1842. 8. Han-
nah Tower, June 16, 1843. Children of second
wife: 9. James Cutler, February 12, 1849,
died December 29, 1855. 10. Susannah Wen-
dell, July 18, 1851, married, June 3, 1890,
Bela Pratt French, of East Weymouth. 11.
Mary Foster, March 7, 1855, married, Sep-
tember 2. 1880, Edgar Buffum; children: i.
Edgar Buffum Tr., born April 5, 1881 : ii.
Sarah Way Buffum, October 6, 1885.

(VIII) Lyman, son of Josiah Oakes Law-
rence, was born at Cohasset, June 6, 1839. He
attended the public schools, graduating at the
Cohasset high school at the age of seventeen.
For three years he served an apprenticeship at
harness-making under David A. Hersey. of
Hingham. Later he went to Iowa, but return-
ed soon and worked as clerk in his father's
store three yeais. In the latter part of the
sixties he removed to Lexington and bought
the harness business of Captain William Smith.
































He soon started a small hardware department
in his harness shop, which was so successful
that he was soon obliged to move into larger
quarters at his present store on Massachu-
setts avenue. From a small beginning the
business has increased until it is the largest of
its kind in Lexington. His success is due to
his energy, foresight, and shrewd business
ability. The hardware business being the most
important branch, he has until recently con-
ducted a harness making department, which
he relinguished to accommodate the increasing
demand of his general trade. He is a member
of the Hancock Congregational Society at Lex-
ington and of the church club. In politics he
is a Republican. He is a member of the Simon
W. Robinson Lodge of Free Masons of Lex-
ington. He is trustee of the Lexington Sav-
ings Bank and on the board of investment. He
married, March 26, 1864, at Fitchburg, Massa-
chusetts, Sarah Jane Whitney, born July 18,
1844, daughter of John Milton and Emma
Augusta (Willard) Whitney, of Ashby. Chil-
dren : 1 . Charles Frederick, born December
12, 1865, married Alice S. Harrington, of Lex-
ington. 2. Florence Emma, July 7, 1868. 3.
Herbert Milton, August 18, 1880.

(For preceding generations see Robert Tower i).

(IV) Peter Tower, son of Ben-
TOWER jamin Tower, was born July 17,

1697, died in Hingham, April
19, 1781. He lived on the homestead in Hing-
ham, was a weaver by trade and also a cooper.
He conducted the farm, and did some trading.
His will dated October 19, 1769, was proved
April 25, 1781. He married, in Hingham,
February 1, 1727-28, Ann Tower, born 1708,
died September 6, 1801, daughter of Samuel
and granddaughter of John Tower, the immi-
grant. Children, born in Hingham: 1. Samuel,
March 17, 1728-29. 2. Richard, September 2,
1730, died September 3, 1730. 3. Isaiah, Sep-
tember 2, 1 73 1. 4. Joshua, April 25, 1733. 5.
Jeremiah, March 24, 1738, died September 16,
1738. 6. Jesse. November 17, 1739, died Feb-
ruary 22, 1744-45. 7. Jesse, December 1, 1745.
8. Stephen, baptized August 25, 1750, died
September 30, 1751. 9. Laban, mentioned

(V) Laban, son of Peter Tower, was born
in Hingham, August 3, 1751, died there July
30, 1824. He was a soldier in the revolution
in Captain Jotham Loring's company at the
Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775 ; in Captain
James Lincoln's company of guards in Hing-
ham in 1776 and with Captain Pyam dishing

at Hull in June of that year; also in the same
year in a company of men from Hingham
under Lieutenant Theophilus Wilder, doing
duty as a sergeant. From May to July, 1777,
he was with his brother's company in Rhode
Island, and in 1778 was with Captain Jabez
Wilder at Hull, and with Captain Elias
Whiton's company doing guard duty. He was
a cooper by trade, and lived on the homestead.
His will was dated July 28, 1824, and proved
September 7 following. It bequeathed the
homestead, after his wife's death, to his grand-
son, William Tower, mentioned below. He
married, May 2, 1776, Esther Cushing, born
in Weymouth, June 10, 1757, daughter of
Frederick and Grace (Bate) Cushing. She
died May 30, 1828, in Hingham. Children:
1. Grace, born March 23, 1777. 2. Lucy, men-
tioned below.

(VI) Lucy, daughter of Laban Tower, was
born in Hingham, May 19, 1780, died there
April 24, 1855. She had a son William, men-
tioned below.

(ATI) William, son of Lucy Tower, was
born in Hingham, April 18, 1808, died there
April 12, 1879. He was educated in the pub-
lic schools in his native town, and afterwards
kept a general store in Hingham a number of
years. He was a great antiquarian and an
authority thereon. He furnished the log cabin
at the Exposition in Philadelphia, 1876. He
was something of a musician, and played in
the band. He and his family attended the
Unitarian church. He married, September 13,
1840, Lucy Augusta Young, of Bath, Maine,
born May 4, 1820, died March, 1900, daughter
of John and Lucy (Chubbuck) Young. Chil-
dren, born in Hingham: 1. Lucy Ann. Octo-
ber 17, 1853, died : 877- 2. William Arthur,
July 16, 1855, died February, 1900. 3. Charles
Sumner, June 19, 1856. 4. John Henry, June
17, 1858, mentioned below. 5. Elizabeth
Maria, December 31, 1861, married Charles
M. Clark, resides in Hingham.

(VIII) John Henry, son of WilHam Tower,
was born June 17. 1858, in Hingham. He was
educated in the public schools of his native
town, and early in life began to study music.
He became proficient on several musical instru-
ments and played in various bands and orches-
tras in Hingham, Salem, Boston and other
places. When his father-in-law died in 1893
he continued his business at the boarding house
until 1905 when he retired from that. He is a
member of Orphans Hope Lodge of Free
Masons; of Pentalpha Chapter. Royal Arch
Masons ; of South Shore Commanderv, Knights



Templar. In politics he is a Republican. He
is a member of Wessagussett Club and up to
February, 1909, was president ; is a member of
North Weymouth Improvement Association,
and president of same. He married, August
31, 1879, ( ieorgie Etta Batchelder, born March
4, 1862, at Baldwin, Maine, daughter of
George Washington Pierce and Harriet Maria
(Marr) Batchelder. They have no children.
(See Batchelder family).

The English surname
BATCHELDER Batchelder is identical
with Bacheller, and is,
of course, variously spelled in the early rec-
ords. The name itself is doubtless from the
word bachelor, the ancient meaning of which
was .simply young man. The earliest mention
of the name indicates that it was given origi-
nally to mark the condition of its possessor as
an unmarried man or a young man, when there
was another of the same personal name in the
vicinity. The English registers of the thir-
teenth and fourteenth centuries, where the
name is first found, use the French prefix "le."
Thus we find Jordanus le Bachelor and Gil-
bert le Bachelor, and we may be reasonably
sure that the names Jordan and Gilbert were
then so common in Normandy that it was
necessary to indicate by some addition to the
personal name that there was an older or
married person of the same name in the neigh-
borhood. In 1297 the "le" was used and
dropped at a later date. Before 1660 the name
was common in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Wilts,
Hampshire, Bucks, Middlesex, Norfolk and
Suffolk, all in southeastern England. There
were seven immigrants of this name to New
England: Alexander of Portsmouth, New
Hampshire; Rev. Stephen of Lynn, Massachu-
setts, and Hampton, New Hampshire; Henry
of Ipswich; Joseph and John of Salem; Will-
iam of Charlestown and John of Watertown,
Dedham and Reading.

(I) Rev. Stephen Batchelder (Bachiler),
the immigrant ancestor, was born in England
in 1 56 1. He matriculated at St. John's Col-
lege, Oxford, in 1581, and in 1586, at the age
of twenty-six, was presented by Lord de la Warr
to the living of Wherwell (Horrall), a pretty
village in Hampshire on the river Test. The
Oxford registers do not give Mr. Bachiler's
home, but there were at Kongsclere, Burghclere
and Highclere (a few miles from Wherwell)
a large family of Bachilers, and at Upper
Clatford in 1571 there died a Richard Bach-
iler whose will mentions several family names

found in Hampton. New Hampshire. While
Stephen Bachiler was at Wherwell, there were
living at Andover and Weyhill, a few miles
away, Rev. James Samborne, whose son, Rev.
James Samborne Jr., was rector of Grately
(nearby) in 1604, and of Upper Clatford
from 1610 to 1628. Mr. Bachiler was deprived
of his living in 1605, presumably for holding
Calvinistic or Puritan beliefs, and he took
refuge in Holland, it is said, but no record of
his life there is found. His son-in-law, Rev.
John Wing, was the first pastor of the English
church at Middleburgh in Holland from 1620
and it is worth noting that Mr. Samuel Bach-
iler. minister to Sir Charles Morgan's fighting
regiment in Holland, was the same year called
to a pastorate in Flushing, Holland. Samuel
is thought by some genealogists to have been
son of Stephen ; but he was author of a book
called "Miles Christianus" — perhaps the same
volume that Rev. Stephen sent to the wife of
Governor Winthrop in October, 1639, from
Hampton. He said in this letter: "Present
my great respect and thankfulness unto you
in a little token. And though it be little in
itself, yet doth it contain greater weight of
true worth than can easily be comprehended
but of the spiritual man. * Looking

among some special reserved books, and light-
ing on this little treatise of one of mine own
poor children. I conceived nothing might suit
more to my love, nor your acceptance. As God
gives you leisure to read anything that may
further your piety, and hope of a better life
than this, if you shall please to vouchsafe a
little part of that time to read this by degrees,
1 Shall judge it more than a sufficient satis-
faction to my love and desire of furthering
you in the way of grace."

When in London in 1631 making prepara-
tions to come to New England, permission was
granted to him, his wife Helen, and daughter,
Ann Sandburn ( Samborne), widow, who lived
in the Strand, London, to go to Flushing for
two months to visit his sons and daughters
there. Flushing is in Zealand, near Middle-
burgh. and was garrisoned by the English for
half a century beginning 1572. Soon after
leaving Wherwell, Mr. Batchelder settles at
Newton Stacy, the nearest hamlet to the east-
ward, and bought land there in 1622, selling it
in 1631. He sailed for Boston. March 9, 1632,
on the ship, "William and Frances," being
pastor of the colony sent over by the Plow
company to settle the Plow Patent in Maine.
His son-in-law, Christopher Hussey, of Dork-
ing, settled in Lynn, where he was joined by



Mr. Ratchelcler, who formed a small church
there, baptizing first his grandson, Stephen
Hussey, born 1630. The Plow Colony was a
failure. At Lynn Mr. Batchelder came into
collision with the authorities and was restricted

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