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in 1891 was president of that body. Tn 1903-
04 he was a member of the board of alder-
men. In 1904, having discharged his public
duties in such a manner as to receive the ap-
probation of his fellow citizens, he became a
candidate for mayor and was elected, serving
11)05-06. Tn tqo8 he was elected state sena-
tor, and during the following session was a

chairman of the committee on election laws
and member of the committee on cities, and
of the commission on federal relations. In
1908 he was again elected to the senate and
served with the approbation of his constitu-
ency as a member and chairman of the com-
mittee on cities, member committee on rules
and committee on insurance, and in the dis-
charge of his other duties as an officer. He
is a Republican and always a consistent sup-
porter of the principles of his party and a
public servant wdiose conduct has ever been
above reproach. He is a member of Spring-
field Lodge, F. and A. AT. ; Morning Star
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Springfield
Council; Springfield Commandery, Knights
Templar; and Massachusetts Consistery, Sub-
lime Princes of the J^oyal Secret, in which he
has received the thirty-second degree, and of
Melha Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member
of the Royal Arcanum and is past grand re-
gent of that order, and trustee of the supreme
council. He is an Odd Fellow, being a mem-
ber of Hampden Lodge, No. 27 ; and Aga-
wam Encampment, Patriarchs Militant. He
attends the Third Congregational Church
(Unitarian). Francke W. Dickinson was
married in Springfield, January 16, 1873, to
Katie May Allgood, born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
June 2~, 1854, daughter of James Allgood, of
Cincinnati, Ohio. They have had three chil-
dren : 1. Emma Allgood, born December 4,
1873, died February 14, 1884. 2. Ethel May,
July [6, 1873. married. January I, T900, Ed-
ward William Beattie, Jr., and resides in
Springfield, Massachusetts. 3. Henry Wal-
den, September 13. 1876, died September 6,

(The Abbott Line).

(I) George Abbott, pioneer settler, was
probably born in England, and died in Row-
lev, Essex county, Massachusetts, in 1647.
He was one of the first settlers of Rowley,
where he took his family from England about
[642. On account of the loss of the early
records of Rowley, little is known of George
Abbott, and the date of the death of his
wife is unknown, nor is it certain that she
came to America. In accordance with cus-
tom, Mr. Abbott probably deeded most of
his estate before his death to his eldest son,
Thomas Abbott Sr. His inventory of effects
amounted ninety-five pounds two shillings
eight pence. The estates of his sons, how-
ever, indicate that he owned much more land

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than there is any record of in his day. He
probahly had a large share in the undivided
lands of the town, which were afterwards dis-
tributed to his heirs. George Abbott left
three children, born in England ; Thomas,
George and Nehemiah.

(II) George (2), second son of George (1)
Abbott, born in England, about 1631, came
to Massachusetts with his father's family
probably about 1642. He lived in Rowley
about fourteen years and in 1655 moved to
that part of Andover afterwards North An-
dover, but now Andover Center. He was a
tiller of the soil and a tailor, very thrifty and
industrious, and for that day was financially
well off, being, as shown by the tax list, one
of the five wealthiest men in the town. He
was a member of Sergeant James Osgood's
militia company, 1658-9, and had previously
been a member of Sergeant Steven's com-
pany. He became a freeman May 19, 1669,
and was elected constable June 3, 1680, "for
ye north end of ye town for ye year ensu-
ing". Whether he held other town offices
-or not it is impossible to determine, as there
were so many other George Abbotts. For
many years he had charge of the north meet-
ing house, Andover, and it was voted to al-
low him the use of a part of the parsonage
lands for his services in repairing the meet-
ing house, he agreeing to "mend ye pulpit
cushions, and to get ye meeting-house lock
mended". In 1675 he was paid "for sweep-
ing ye meeting-house and ringing ye bell,
thirty shillings per annum". June 1, 1676,
he bought nine acres "of upland on ye north
side of Joseph Marble's land, provided it be
not judicial to Richard Barker, and he is to
pay for it nine pounds in sweeping ye meet-
ing-house and ringing ye bell at thirty shill-
ings per annum". He was also town drum-
mer. It was the custom at one time to beat
the drum as the signal for servilce and daily
labor, "and none but a sober and industrious
man could be chosen for such duties".
George Abbott probably had charge in all
about thirty years, some of his sons tempo-
rarily taking his place about the time of his
death. He received numerous grants or as-
signments of land from Andover, but they
were scattered, and none large. He was a
party to many real estate transactions with
individuals. He was a thrifty man and at
his death was well off". He died intestate,
in Andover, March 22, 1689, aged fifty-eight
years. He was married, in Ipswich, by "Mr.
Gradstreet". April 26, 1658. to Sarah Far-

num, who was probably born in Massachu-
setts about 1638, daughter of Ralph and Alice
Farnum, of Andover. She was married (sec-
ond) by Rev. Francis Dane, August 1, 1689,
to Sergeant Henry Ingalls, and died in 1728,
aged ninety years. Children of George and
Sarah Abbott : George, Sarah, John, Mary,
Nehemiah, Hannah, Mehitable (died young),
Lydia, Samuel and Mehitable.

(Ill) George (3), eldest son of George (2)
and Sarah (Farnum) Abbott, was born Jan-
uary 26, 1659, in Andover, and died January
24, 1724. He was a farmer and shoemaker,
and resided in Andover. His father gave him
sixteen acres of upland, on which he built
a house during his father's life. He also re-
ceived from his father's estate, when divided,
two pieces of meadow, live stock, household
effects, etc. November 9, 1723, for sixty
pounds, he sold his brother Obed, of Salem,
certain land in Andover, and October 25,
1723, he deeded certain lands to his son Uri-
ah Abbott. There were so many Abbotts in
Andover bearing his forename, that it is not
possible to tell what if any offices he held.
I lis will, dated October 1, 1724, was probated
December 7, 1724, and his son Uriah named
as executor. He was married (first) in An-
dover, by Rev. Francis Dane, September 13,
[689, to Elizabeth Ballard, of Andover,
daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Phelps)
Ballard, granddaughter of William Ballard.
the twenty-third pioneer settler of Andover,
and a large landholder there. She died May
6, 1706. He married (second) July 21, 1707,
Hannah Estey of Topsfield, born there in
1667, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Town)
Estey, and granddaughter of Jeffrey Estey,
who first bought land in Salem, Massachu-
setts, in 1636. Mary Estey, mother of Mrs.
Abbott, was executed at Salem for witch-
craft, September 22, 1692. Hannah Abbott
died in Topsfield, November 5, 1741- Chil-
dren all by first wife: George, Uriah, Ja-
cob, Elizabeth, Obed, Moses," Peter, Sarah
and Hannah.

(IV) Peter, sixth son of George (3) and
Elizabeth ( Ballard ) Abbott, was born in An-
dover, July 2~, 1701. and died probably in
1785. He was a yeoman, and lived in Brook-
field, where he first bought "four score" acres
of land, for sixty pounds, on the south side of
the Ouaboag river, joining Ouaboag pond, No-
vember 13. 1725. He was a soldier in the Col-
onial wars, and his service is stated in the
Massachusetts Archives as follows: "Private
seventeen weeks two days, July 17, 1722, Col-



unci Shadrack Walton's command ; discharged
November 14, 1722; private four weeks four
days, November 22, 1734, in Colonel Thomas
W'estbrook's command; discharged December
23, 1724". He was in the revolution, although
at the time he was seventy-seven years old.
There were stores in Brookfield which at one
time had to be guarded, and men of his age
could do such duty. His name is on the list of
men who served to the credit of the third pre-
cinct of Brookfield, dated June 30, 1778, cred-
ited with four and a half months service. His
will, dated April 27, 1744, was probated April
26, 1785, and his son Joel was made executor
and to him the entire estate was given, pro-
vided he paid certain legacies, etc. His father
had previously deeded him, November 11,
1760, half of his real estate, ninety and one
half acres, building, etc. His other bequests
were : To sons Nathan, Jesse and John, twen-
tv pounds each, "lawful silver money"; to
daughters Lydia, Prudence and Sarah, fifteen
pounds each; and forty pounds to daughter
Elizabeth. He married, in Brookfield, Wor-
cester county, 1730, Lydia Gilbert, probably
born there, January 3, 1712, daughter of Sam-
mi and Lydia (Barnes) Gilbert, of Brook-
field. Children born in Brookfield: Nathan
1 died young); Joel, Damaris, Gideon, Eliza-
beth, Nathan, Jesse, Moses, Joshua, Lydia,
Prudence, Sarah and John.

i Y ) Corporal Joel, second son of Peter and
Lydia (Gilbert) Abbott, was born in Brook-
field, January 1 or 12, 1732, and died in
Brimfield. January 23, 1823, aged ninety-one
years. He served as a corporal during the
French and Indian war, 1752-53, in Captain
William Page's company, of Hardwick; pri-
vate, fifteen weeks three days, in Captain Dan-
iel Brewer's company, Colonel Whitcomb's
regiment, in Crown Point expedition. August
26 to December II, 1755, nine days billeting
being allowed ; private July 10 to December 31,
1750, in General Abercombie's expedition ; cor-
poral thirty-four weeks one day, in Captain
William Paige's company, in Crown Point ex-
pedition, April 6 to November 30, 1758; cor-
poral at age of twenty-six years, in Colonel
Timothy Ruggk's regiment, General Am-
herst's Canadian expedition; enlisted April 6,
1759, and equipped himself. His name is also
on the list dated June 30, 1778, of men who
served during the revolution, for the third pre-
cinct of Brookfield, and is credited with four
and a half month's service. He married, in
Brookfield, 1763, Judith Stevens, of Brook-
field. born there May 13, 1744. died May 6,

1800, and buried beside her husband, in Brook-
field. Children : Gideon, Zebina, Ruth Ze-
phaniah, Olive, Rachel, Jernsba, Jabez, Jairus,
Mary, George, Joel and Elijah.

(VI) Mary, fifth daughter of Corporal Joel
and Judith (Stevens) Abbott, was born in
Brookfield, May 3, 1782, and died in North-
ampton, November 5, 1815. She married, in
Brookfield, November 29, 1804, Robert Cros-
sett, of New Salem, born May 18, 1781, and
was the mother of George A., Sarah A., Abi-
gail, Robert, Charles Rollin and Mary Abbott
Crossett. The last named married Elijah Wal-
den Dickinson (see Dickinson NNI).

The Pomeroy family of Eng-
POMEROY land and America is de-
scended from Ralph de Pom-
eroy, a knight of William the Conqueror. He
took his name from the parish of S. Savern
de la Pomeraye in the department of La
Manche in Normandy. He founded a great
and famous family in England, and he or his
descendants named Berry Pomeroy in Devon-
shire, the ancient seat of the family. Ralph
de Pomeroy held fifty-eight lordships at the
time of the survey of the Domesday Book.
The name Pommeraye in old French means
orchard, and it is easy to see how it came to be
first a place name and then a surname. All
the families of this name seem to belong to the
Devonshire family, the coat-of-arms of which
is : Argent a lion rampant sable within a bor-
dure unvecked sable. Crest: A fir cone
charged with a bezant. All the Pomeroy, Pom-
eraCPommeray and other families in England,
however spelled, of this ancestry, bear similar

1 I ) Richard Pomeroy, father of the Ameri-
can immigrant, lived in the parish of Beamin-
ster, Dorsetshire, England. Among his chil-
dren were : 1. Eltweed, christened July 4, 1585,
mentioned below. 2. Edward, baptized March
4, 1 59 1, buried at Beaminster July 19, 1592.
3. Henry, baptized August 5, 1593.

(II) Eltweed, son of Richard Pomeroy,
was chistened (the word used in the record,
while his brothers were baptized) at the Bea-
minster church. July 4, 1585. Of his life in
Beaminster we know little. He was well edu-
cated certainly. He married (first) Joan
Kecch, at Beaminster, May 4, 1617. His wife
was buried at Beaminster, November 27, 1620.
(records from A. A. Leonard, vicar A He
married (second) being then of Beaminster
(Beaminster), May 7, 1627, Margery Rockett.
(Record from Gerbert C. Gaye, rector, from



the register of the Crewkerne parish church. )
With his second wife and his son Eldad he
came to America in 1630 in the ship "Mary
and John," Captain Squibb. He settled in Dor-
chester, as it was called, and from the first was
a prominent citizen. He was admitted a free-
man, March 4, 1632. He was one of the pro-
prietors and founders of the town of Dorches-
ter, and presided at the first town meeting, be-
ing first selectman. Though the idea of the
town meeting did not originate in this town,
"this Dorchester town meeting — the first in
America, was the model of all the town meet-
ings in New England, and the germ of our
American Commonwealths," said the Outlook
recently. Near by was soon established "the
first free school supported by general taxation
in America." The meeting was held in the
church or meeting-house in which the first ser-
vice was held in June, 1630. The meeting
house stood at the corner of what is now East
Cottage and Pleasant streets, Dorchester, now
part of Boston. It was built of logs, surround-
ed by palisades and had a thatched roof. A
sentinel was kept on guard, so that it served as
a place of refuge and defense against the In-
dians. Pomeroy was an armorer and gunsmith
by trade and must have been an exceedingly
valuable man in the colony. He was appointed
constable of Dorchester by the general court,
June 3, 1634. In 1636-37 he emigrated with
Rev. John Warham's congregation to Wind-
sor, Connecticut. His house and lot there
were within the Palisado. He had a grant of
land in 1638; sold land to Thomas Newell in
1641 and later gave land to his sons Caleb and
Joseph. He had had a seat of honor on the
"long seats" in the meeting house. In 1671 he
removed to Northampton, Massachusetts, to
live with his son Medad and tradition says that
in his last years he was blind. He died in 1673
and was doubtless buried in the Bridge street
burial ground, Northampton. His second wife
died at Windsor, July 5, 1655. He married
(third) Lydia (Brown) Parsons, widow of
Thomas Parsons, November 30, 1664, and in
1665 made generous provision "for his dear
and loving wife Lydia." Children of first
wife: 1. Dinah, died young. 2. Elizabeth,
born November 27, 1619, died less than two
vears afterward. Children of second wife,
Margery: 3. Eldad (probably named for his
father, Eltweed being the same as Eldad),
married Susanna Cunliffe. 4. Mary, died at
Windsor, December 19, 1640. 5. John, died
at Windsor in 1647. 6. Medad, baptized at
Windsor, August 19, 1638, married (first)

Experience Woodward, ( second ) Abigail
(Strong) Chauncey, (third) Hannah (War-
ham ) Noble : he died at Northampton, Decem-
ber 30, 1 7 1 6 ; was deacon of the church at
Northampton. 7. Caleb, baptized 1641, men-
tioned below. 8. Alary, baptized April 1, 1644,
died 1647. 9- Joshua, baptized November 22,
1041'], died 1683: married Elizabeth Lyman
and Abigail Cooke. 10. Joseph, baptized June
30, 1652. died September 22, 1734: married
Hannah Lyman.

(Ill) Caleb, son of Eltweed Pomeroy,
was baptized at Windsor, March 6, 1641. He
was one of the first settlers of Northampton
and was admitted a freeman in 1663. In
1686 he sold his farm at Northampton and
moved to Southampton or Easthampton, near
by, in Massachusetts. He died November 18,
1691. He was a soldier in the Falls Fight,
May 19, 1676, in Kmg Philip's war. He
married, March 8, 1665, Hepsibah Baker,
born May 10, 1646, daughter of Jeffry and
Joan (Rockwell) Baker, of Windsor. Chil-
dren : 1. Hepzibah, born July 27, 1666, died
young. 2. Samuel, May 29, 1669, mentioned
below. 3. Abigail, October 26, 1671. 4. Hep-
zibah, baptized January 19, 1673, married
Walter Lee, of Westfield, Massachusetts. 5.
Ebenezer, born March 14, 1674, died Sep-
tember 12, 1699. 6. Caleb, May 3, 1677, died
April, 1690. 7. Eldad. December 6, 1679.
married Sarah Wait, daughter of William
Wait. 9. Mercy. September 20. 1684, died
April 17, 1712; married. July 7, 1702. Jos-
eph Baker, of Windsor. 10. Sarah. August
6, 1687, married (first) Deliverance Church ;
(second) Noah Wright.

(IV) Samuel, son of Caleb Pomeroy, was
born at Northampton, May 29, 1669. About
1732 he removed to Easthampton and settled
on land lately owned by Deacon E. W. Han-
num. His brother Eldad settled at the same
time in the same town. Samuel was a farm-
er and school teacher. By change of town
lines his homestead is now located in South-
ampton. He married (first) about 1690, Eliz-
abeth French, daughter of John and Mary
(Kingsley) French, of Rehoboth, Massachu-
setts: (second) December 7, 1703, Joanna
Root, born November 5, 1681, died January
20, 1713, daughter of Jacob and Mary
(Frary) Root; (third) about 1715. Elizabeth
(probably Strickland), who was living in
1746, when he made his will. Children of
first wife: I. Samuel, born 1691, married
Hannah Hannum, daughter of John Han-
num. 2. Caleb, May 14, 1693, died young. 3.



Elizabeth, September 30, 1694, died October
8. 1714. unmarried. 4. Caleb, December 1,
[696, died young. 5. Ebenezer, May 31,
1700. died August 9. 1709. Children of sec-
ond wife: 6. Johannah, born about 1704-05.
mentioned in father's will. 7. Caleb, October
2, 1707. Children of third wife: 8. Mary.
July 1, 1716, married. 1740, Nathaniel Searle
Jr. 9. Joshua, September 9, 1717, mentioned
below. " 10. Noah. October 13, 17 19, died
1810. II. Elizabeth, February 25, 1723. mar-
ried, 1744, David Root. 12. Simeon, June 5,
1725, married, in 1747, Abigail Smith; settled
in Amherst. 13. Hepzibah, mentioned in
father's will.

(V) Joshua, son of Samuel Pomeroy. was
born at Easthampton, September 9, 1717, died
April 21, 1779. He married Lois Phelps,
born in 1722, died March 14, 1795, daughter
of Captain William and Thankful (Edwards)
Phelps. Children: I. Lois, born 1749. 2.
Joshua, baptized October 15, 1752. 3. Gideon,
baptized January 26, 1756, died March, 1765.
4. Lydia, baptized February 29, 1756, mar-
ried' Ichabod Howe. 5. Miriam, baptized
March 25, 1759, married Isaac Lobdell. 6.
Grace, baptized May 26, 1761, married Simeon
Lobdell. 7. Gideon, baptized June 12, 1765,
married Irene Brown. 8. Justise or Justus,
baptized February 22, 1767, mentioned be-
low. 9. Princess, married, November 7, 1793.
Solomon Wolcott Jr.

(VI) Deacon Justus, son of Joshua Pome-
roy, was baptized' February 22, 1767. He set-
tled in the western part of Easthampton near
the place formerly called Pogue's Hole. By
a subsequent change of town lines, the farm
came within the bounds of Southampton. He
died April 15, 1842. He married, Septem-
ber 16, 1790, Silence Brown, born May 26,
1769, died July 19, 1848, great-granddaugh-
ter of Abigail (Pomeroy) Searle, daugh-
ter of Caleb Pomeroy (3), mentioned
above. Abigail, born October 26, 1671, mar-
ried, April 5, 1694, John Searle, son of John
Searle Jr. and Ruth (Janes), daughter of
William Janes. The Searle family settled at
Pascommuck, a hamlet at the foot of Mount
Nonotuck, Northampton, destroyed in 1704
in an Indian massacre, in which John Searle
was slain and Abigail, his wife, left for dead,
but she recovered and married (second) De-
cember 3, 1707. Nathaniel Alexander John
(3); George (2); John (1). Silence was
daughter of Rufus Brown (3): John (2);
fames (1). Children of Justus Pomeroy: 1.
Tryphena, born April 18, 1792, died Febru-

ary 6, 1880. unmarried. 2. Spencer, March
14, 1795, died July 29, 1880; married Cynthia
Spencer, born 1797, died 1885. 3. Jerusha.
December 3, 1798, died September 24, 1864;
married Joseph Haskins and lived at North-
ampton, at York, New York, and died at
Atchison. Kansas. 4. Julius, May 6, 1802,.
mentioned below. 5. Jefferson, February 11,
1805, died October 20, 1S06. 6. Thomas Jef-
ferson, April 12, 1808. 7. Justus, December
17, 1810, died April 21, i860, unmarried.

( VII ) Julius, son of Justus Pomeroy, was
born May 6, 1802, died January 5, 1886. He
was a farmer and carpenter and three of his
sons learned his trade. He married (first)
May 16, 1827. Maria Clark, born April 2,
1805, daughter of Julius Clark (6) (Sergeant
Oliver (5) ; Thamar (4) ; Deacon John Jr.
(3) ; Deacon John (2) ; Lieutenant William
Clark (1).) The descendants of Lieutenant
William Clark have erected a fine monument
to his memory in the Bridge Street Cemetery,
Northampton, near the grave of Deacon
Medad Pomeroy, mentioned above, ancestor
of General Seth Pomeroy, of the revolution.
Maria (Clark) Pomeroy died July 20, 1842.
He married (second) May 10, 1843, Lucena
White. Leve (7) was son of Nathaniel
White, born 18 14, died December 2, 1858,
daughter of Leve and Miriam (Alvord)
White (6) Nathaniel (5) (4) (3) (2) of
Middletown, Connecticut, Elder John White
( 1 ) of Hartford and Hadley. Miriam Al-
vord was daughter of Samuel (5) ; Gad (4) :
John (3); Thomas (2); Alexander (1). He
married (third) in 1859, Sarah Loomis, born
1818, died June 12, 1883. Children of Julius
and Maria (Clark) Pomeroy: 1. Francis
Henry, born July 2, 1829, mentioned below.
2. Frederick Alphonse, August 28, 1831, died
January 12, 1902. 3. Julius Clark May 29,
1833, died October 19, 1867. 4. Marie An-
toinette, July 23, 1835, died April, 1904. 5.
Melissa Isabel, April 28, 1838, died Novem-
ber 19, 1907. Children of second wife, Lu-
cena : 6. Herbert White, August 27, 1844,
died January 28, 1863 ; enlisted in Company
K, Fifty-second Massachusetts Regiment and
died of disease at Slaquemine, Louisiana. 7.
Ella Lecena. December 15, 1849, married, No-
vember 6, 1879, William Fisher Bement, who
died May 2~, 1893; she compiled the genea-
logical data for this sketch. 8. Miriam White,
October 6, 1852, unmarried. 9. Ianthe Es-
telle. born and died November 24, 1858.

(VIII) Francis Henry, son of Julius
Pomeroy, was born in Easthampton, July 2,



1829, died there May 1, 1893. He married,
April 29, 1857, Maria Smith, of Granby, Mas-
sachusetts, born April 9, 1836, daughter of
Elisha Smith (7); Jared (6); Nathan (5);
John (4) ; Ebenezer (3) ; Chileab (2) ; Lieu-
tenant Samuel (1). Children, born at East-
hampton : 1. Ered Lyman, died in child-
hood. 2. Alfred Lyman, mentioned below.

( IX) Alfred Lyman, son of Francis Hen-
ry Pomeroy, was born at Easthampton, Au-
gust 19, 1861. He was educated there in the
public schools and graduated from the East-
hampton high school. He became a clerk in
the postoffice of his native town and for four
years was assistant postmaster. He had a
similar position at Chicopee for four years
and a half and during the interim between the
death of one postmaster and the appointment
of his successor he was for three months act-
ing postmaster. In 1887 he established him-
self in the business of undertaker and em-
balmer at Chicopee and he has continued with
much success in this business. Since 1888 he
has also carried on an extensive coal and
wood business in addition to his other occu-
pation. He is on the board of civil service
examiners for Chicopee ; is a member of
Chicopee Lodge of Free Masons ; of Unity
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons ; of Springfield
Council, Royal and Select Masters; Spring-
field Commandery, Knights Templar, and
Melha Temple, Mystic Shrine. He is an ac-
tive and prominent member of the Unitarian
church, and was treasurer of the society for
fifteen years. In politics he is a Republican,
but he has never sought public office. He mar-
ried, April 2, 1889, Nellie A. Taylor (see
Taylor family). They have one son, Harold
Luther, born June 22, 1894.

Thomas Philbrook or Phil-
PHILBROOK brick was born in Eng-
land and came to America
about 1630. He was a proprietor of Water-
town in 1636, and his homestead was on the
northwest corner of the present Belmont and
Lexington streets. He is said to have been
a mariner in early life and to have been mas-
ter of a vessel before he emigrated from
Lincolnshire, England. He deposed April 11,
1667, that he was about forty-two years old.

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