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Islands, will be of special interest as giving fair grounds for belief
that Daniel Thurston, the first of our name in this country who set-
tled in Newbury, Mass., came from Gloucestershire, instead of Kent,
as we thought probable when the first- edition of this book was issued.

AwBRiDGE House, Dunbridge, Hants, Eng., Sept. ii, 1887.

My Dear Sir : — Your note dated Portland, Me., Aug. 20, and book of " Thurs-
ton Genealogies," arrived hei^e in due course, and I beg that you will accept my
thanks for your interesting contribution to the family history upon your side of the
Atlantic. The volume is a marvel of industry and patience, and is now going the
rounds of my family.

I am of the Gloucestershire Thurstons, a family you seem to have overlooked.
We have occupied our present house and lands at Kington House, Thornbury, for
over five hundred years, under existing titles, and traditionally for a much longer
period. By tradition we come down from Turstinus filius Rolf (or Roles or Row),
who carried, at the battle of Hastings, the standard presented to William of Nor-
mandy by the pope, and subsequently received large grants of lands situated in
Gloucestershire and Somersetshire. The lands were "held of the king" (see
Doomsday), and during the wars of the Barons I believe were confiscated, and we
subsequently came into our own lands as copy-holders. I will give you further par-
ticulars by and by, for strangely enough I am writing a monograph on the family
for the use of my children and the family generally.

You have touched upon some pomts also 'made use of, though in greater detail,
by myself.

I incline to think that your Daniel Thurston, the datum point, as it were, of your
survey, was not from Kent. There is nothing in your notes but conjecture upon
this point. Now in the 17th century " Daniel " was a family name of the Glouces-
tershire Thurstons, and I observe that Richard Dole, a witness to Daniel Thurs-
ton's early will, was born in Thornbury about 1624. There may have been no con-
nection, but it is possible and quite probable that both men were from Thornbury.

We have, I am told, in one of oin- huge old fireplaces, the initials D. T graved
in the masonry. I shall look for it in a few days, when I leave this place for
Gloucestershire. Daniel Thurston, a brother of my direct ancestor, went to Chef-
stow, and subsequently was lost sight of in the trouble of king and parliament.

Another of the family appears in our pedigree, thus — Nathaniel (went to Amer-
ica). There is no precise date of his going, but it was probably in the early part of
the last century.

You refer to Thurston of Challock as resident in Kent as early as Edward iv,
1461, and extinct since 1622. There is a tombstone in Thornbury church now I

regret to say covered by the organ, "Robert Thurston — Died , 14S3," and

the vaults below are full of the remains of his predecessors. He was one of my
direct ancestors. We have never concerned ourselves with the Kentish name, for
we are unquestionably the original, and — they are extinct.

There is extant an interesting letter from the Heralds office, certifying that Thurs-
ton of Hoxne had proved his claim to bear our arms. We were of the same fam-
ily, but they are now extinct, or rather the male line ran out, and the last in the
female line married, and the name was lost.

I will write to you again on this subject, and in the meantime, believe me.

Yours very faithfully,

John Bates Thurston.

2 9


Government House, Fiji, 25, 12, '88.
Hon. Ariel S. Thurston, ....

My Dear Sir: — Ever since meeting Professor Thurston and also a Virginia
lady of the Thurston family at Washington, I have taken much interest in the
American Thurstons. I have also learned to appreciate and admire the American
people, and thoroughly reciprocate, as far as an individual can, the tender regard
they have at heart for the old home of their sires. ....

In Brown Thurston's Genealogy it is stated that there is nothing to connect your
branch with the Kent Thurstons but the similarity of christian names, Richard and
Daniel. The last Thurston of Challock was buried, I may note, in 1632.

The Kent historian writes, " The families of Gyles, Hawker and Thurston had
continued intermarrying one with the other, as appears by their wills, all of whom
have been removed from hence many years."

I do not think Daniel of Newbury came from Kent. Who were his closest
friends ? Two Gloucestershire (Thornbury) men. But in my family Richard and
Daniel are family names. I should say, were, family names. Let me take the
Norfolk branch, from whom I claim to descend. "In 1381 Edmund Gurney pre-
sented to this Church; in 1384, John Gurney; in 1387, William, the son of Richard
Thurston, was lord, and in the year 1472 John Ovey of Worstead was lord of the
manor of Thu.xton or Thurston."

"This e.xtract from the old historian, Bloomfield, indicates how in that troubled
period manors were changing hands."

This Ricliard Thurston or Turston, or another of the same name and bearing the
same arms, arrived about the same period in Gloucestershire. He was a follower
of the Staffords. In 1399 he was lord of an ancient manor near Thornbury.

Beginning with Doomsday, the following is the history of the manor down to
Richard Thurston's death in 1413.

Rudolph de Sociu held Cheramguarde (now Chemywarde) in Wilday hundred and Roger
holds it of him. Tliere are 1500 acres. Bressman held it (13 temp. Ed. the Confl.

In demesne are 3 ploughs and 13 villiens, and 1 cliarterer witli 6 plougli cottages and 9
servii and ancilie, etc.

Edward Burner died seized of tliis manor9E. 1. Gilbert Che-stelyne purchased a charter
of free warren in Chenunguarde, 29 Ed. 3. Edward Stafford died seized of this manor 4
R. I., as did Maria his widow, 1 H. 4, and Rieliard Turston, 1 Hen. 5.

Tlie man-r soon after came into the hands of tlie Greuils. The above manor lies withhi
about seven miles of Thornbury.

The descendants of this Richard acquired by purchase or otherwise, " Kington,"
a part of the Duke of Buckingham's Thornbury manor. Richard not nnfrequently
appears as a family name, and in the 17th century, Daniel. If, therefore, similarity
of names is worth anything, you may find it among the Gloucestershire Thurstons.

But now for another conjecture : — I have already pointed out that " Dole " might
have been a friend because he was a fellow countryman, or even a fellow townsman,
and so, I think, was Daniel's friend " Poore." Brown Thurston states that Poore
came from Wiltshire, and so he might. But I say that he was a Thornbury man,
notwithstanding, and hence the connection and friendship with your ancestor. Let
me offer you the following from my note book* containing extracts from the parish
Register of Thornbury : —

William Poore and Maud ? married ye vi day of Feb., 1602.

John Poore was buried ye 29 Sep., 1623.

John Poorp was bapsed ye 27 Feb., 1620.

Joan Thurston was baps" ye 6 April 1623

Agnes Poore was buried 26 Sep., 1624.

Samuel Thurston was bap ye same day.

Thomas Dole was buried ye 16 May, 1628

Daniel Thurston was bap ye 4 Jan., 1643.

Daniel ye son of Dan' Thurston was bap 1 June. 1663.

Ed' the son of Daniel and Sarah his wife was bap ye 25 day Feb., 1674, and so on. . . .

By this you will observe that the Poores were, in the 17th century, like the Doles,
a Thornbury family. You will also observe that Richard is a family name of the
Gloucestershire Thurstons, and that Daniel was a christian name with them at
about the same time your ancestor appears in America.

There were Daniels I know nothing of. In fact, I know nothing of a Daniel
Thurston who was in charge of the estate of my ancestor, Nathaniel, during his
minority. But from family papers I see that in 1665 and thereabouts Daniel paid
" aid " and subsidies, and all other extortions for Nathaniel.


But again, how came your Daniel Thurston to have looms left him ? Because in
his day that part of Gloucestershire was celebrated for its cloth manufactures, and
being familiar with this industry he provided himself with the very things a man in
his position would want in a new country such as that to which he was going. .

I think you may fairly assume that Dole and Poore were both Thornbury men.
You may feel equally well assured that in 1600-1700 Daniel Thurstons were not
singular in Thornbury. It was a name common to several branches of a large and
particularly robust family, and you can draw your own conclusions as to the proba-
ble causes which brought a Daniel Thurston, a John Poore and a Richard Dole,
into close neighborly relations at Newbury in the early days of Massachusetts'


I am, my dear sir.

Faithfully yours,

John Bates Thurston.

P.S. We descend from Tursten fitz Rou le Blanc of Bee Crispin Normandy.

John Poor's lot and Daniel Thurston's " House lott " adjoin one
another. The old Thurston house has been demolished and a new
structure occupies its place. The old original house of John Poor is
still standing, built in 1640, five years after the first settlement of
Newbury. Richard Dole was a witness to the will of Daniel Thurston.

Note. — For the " history of the name," the " natae in England," the " early settlers in
the U. S."; extended notes concerning Daniel Thurston, the first settler of the name in
Newbury, Mass., his will; concerning the "kinsman," his will; and other interesting sug-
gestions concerning his location in England, see first edition, pp. 17-23.

Correct, in first edition, lines 20, 21, page 17, Fridthof should read Fritliiof.

Page 18, line 27, should read king Edward in 975.

Line 28 should read Ethelred, 979 to 1013.

Thurstone was one of the first settlers of Chincoteague island, Accomac county, Va.

There is a well-authenticated tradition that Richard Thurston of PorUmoutli, R. I., had a
large family of children; that he was the first person to die there, and that his remains were
carried by four of his sons on a litter, by a footpath, for fear of the Indians, nine miles
thro the woods, and buried in the second Baptist burying-grouud, in Newport, R. I.,
where there was a small settlement, as the only safe place.

Posterity of Daniel Thurston.

jFirst (SfcnciMtion.

Daniel Thurston,' the "kinsman," and probable ancestor of all
the Newbury Thurstons, married, Oct. 20, 1655, Anne Pell, a daugh-
ter, as Savage supposes, of Joseph Pell of Lynn, the same town
whence came Ann Lightfoot, the wife of the elder Thurston, a cir-
cumstance adding probability to Savage's conjecture. He was a
trooper in Captain Appleton's company, and was paid £4., los., June
24, 1676.* He died Feb. ig, 1693.


2 Daniel,- b. July 2, d. Nov. 3, 1657.
3-|-nannah,- b. Jan. 20, 1659; m. Ijenjamin Pearson.
4 A daughter, b. Nov. 22, d. Dec. 16, 1660.
5-j-Daniel,^ b. Dec. 18, 1661 ; m. Mary Dre.sser.

6 Sarah,- b. Jan. 8, 1664; m. . 1

7 Stephen,- b. Oct. 25, 1665; d. soon.

'S-(-Joseph,- b. Sept. 14, 1667; ra. ist, Mehitable Kimball; 2d, Elizabeth Woodbury.

9 Anne,^ b. Sept. 6, 1669; d. soon.
lo-f-James,^ b. .Sept. 24, 1670; m. Mary Pearson.
II Stephen,- b. Oct. 25, 1672; d. soon.

I2-|-Stephen,^ b. Feb. 5, 1674; m. ist, Mary ; 2d, Sarah .

1 3-f- Abigail, - b. March 17, 1678; m. Joseph Chase.

cSrcouTr ©feneration.

Hannah Thurston ^ (Daniel '), second child of the "kinsman"
Daniel and Anne (Pell) Thurston of Newbury, Mass., born in Row-
ley, Jan. 20, 1659 ; married, Jan. 20, 1679-80, Benjamin Pearson,!
son of John and Dorcas Pearson of Rowley, Mass., born Feb. i,
1658. He died June 16, 1731, aged 73. She died June 26, 1731,
aged 72. He had a mill at Byfield, Mass., which he bought of Mr.
Cheney. The ninth generation of Benjamin Pearsons lived there
in 1869

14 Hannah (Pearson), b. April 5, 16S1.

* For Daniel Thurston's will see 1st ed. p. 24.

tTHic Tkarson Family are probably of French origin. In the sixteenth century there
were religions pin-secutioiis in tlie north of France. In Ficardy tliere were sons of John and
.sons of Feter who were workers in wool; devout Christians, who fled across the channel



15 Phebe (Pearson), b. July 14, 1682; m., 1702, Thomas Colman, b. in Newbury.
They had :

16 Dorcas (Colman), b. April 27, 1703.

17 John (Colman), b. Mar. 8, 1704; m., Apr. 20, 1732, Ann Wicom.
. 18 -Sarah (Colman), b. Sept. 16, 1706; died young.

19 Nathaniel (Colman), b. March i, 1709.

20 Anna (Colman), m.. May 15, 1733, Daniel Tenney of Bradford.

21 Jane (Colman), b. March 20, 1713.

Many of them were called "Pickards"; hence the names Pickard and Peirson, after that
Person, and still later, Pearson. Colonial records spell the name Peirson, which is French
for Peter's son.

I. Dea. John Peabson and wife Dorcas came from England to Ipswidi, then to Row-
ley, Mass., in 1643, bringing witli him machinery for a fulling mill, which was the first in
this country. Supjiosing America had no wood that would stand water, he brought cedar
posts also. Some of thirth of their daughter .Mary, who married
James Thurston [no. 10]; 5. Dorcas, b. 1650; 6. Mary, b. Feb. 1, 16.52. jnavried, 1671, L>ea.
Samuel Palmer; 7. Jeremiah, b. Oct., 1653, m. Priscilla Hazen, who died 1752. aged 88; he
built a second mill in 1700, had ten children; 8. Sarah. b. May and died Oct., 1655: 9. Joseph,
b. 1656, killed at Kloody Brook, Deerfield, Mass., in 1G75, when seven hundred Indians at-
tacked one hundred men, the flower of Essex county, and killed seventy-five: 10. Benja-
min, m. Hannah Thurston [no. 3]; 11. Phebe, b. June, 1660, m. Dea. Timothy Harris [no. 157],
who was representative to general court 1720-22, had mills in Rowley, ten children; Mrs. Dr.
Joshua Jewett wa^ his great-granddaughter and daughter of Eunice Thurston \no. i^-O/y,
12. Stephen, b. 1663, m , 1684, Mary French, who died 1730; he died 1706; 13. Sarah, b. July,
1666, m., 1697, Jonathan Plummer.

II. Capt. John Peakson, b. Dec. 22. 1644, m., Feb. 14, 1671, Mary, b. 1651, daughter of
John Pickard; had a mill; d. Mar. 3, 1723; she died April 12, 1728. Tliey had: — 1. John, b.
1674; 2. Joseph; 3. Dorcas, b. 1679; 4. Jane, b. 1684; 5. Hepzibah, b. 1G89; 6. Rebecca, b.

III. Joseph Pearson, b. 1677, m. Sarah Walker; had the Pearson homestead and a large
landed property; lived in a garrison house, the walls filled in with brick; d. Julv 19, 1763.
Children: — I. Capt. John: 2. Richard, b. 1705.

IV. Capt. John Pearson, b. M.ay 13, 1702, m., 1728, Ruth Hale, b. Nov. 17, 1706. He
died Mar. 18, 1874. He was quite a musician; made a bass viol. His temperament was hasty;
he had an idea atone time that a rogue was prowling about his jn-emises. He slept at one
end of a long chamber, and his viol hung at the other end. To be ready for tne rogue
he placed theax near the bed. Awaking one night, the moon dimly revealing tlie instrument,
which he supposed to be the rogue, forthwith sped the ax to its demolition. At one time he
said, "When I was a boy we used to think a wooden trencher, with square corners, was good
enough to eat from, then they thought it would look nicer to have the corners rounded : after
awhile the trencher would no longer do, — they must have ])ewter dishes: next people be-
came so smart nothing would do but earthenware. Lud, my wife, what is this world coming
to ? " In 1749 he built a substantial square house, with chimney in the center. This brought
the fireplace in each of the four large rooms in the corner thereof. One could stand in the
chimney corner of the kitchen, and look up to the sky. On one side of the tnrhaned iron
dogs was a bench to sit upon, with the loggerhead hanging near; on the oilier side was the
entrance to a large brick oven. Kitchen dressers were well-filled with shining pewter. The
parlor was finished elaborately with wood paneling, and buffet in the corner, on whose
carved shelves, displayed thro a glass door, were arranged divers articles of silver, china,
gla-s, etc. One article was a quart silver tankard, within which, at his birth, was jilaced
Joseph Pearson, who was the first Secretary of State of New Hampshire, and who afterward
became a man of large size. The parlor ])aint was of a deep blue. The jiarlor chamber had
in it a case of drawers reaching nearly to the top of the room; its floor was spread with
white fine Plumb Island sand, drawn with a soft beach-grass broom nicely over it. She died
April 16, 1788. They had: — 1. John, b. 1729, d. Mav 11, 1736; 2 Joseph, b. Nov . 1730, d.
Apr. 23, 1736; 3. Sariih, b. Aug. 20, 1733, m., June, 1766, Enoch of Newburyport,
d. Aug., J796, no issue; 4. Richard, b. Apr. 10, d. Apr. 27. 1736; 5. Joseph, b. Sept. 29, 1737,
m. a Boston lady, had no children, graduated at Harvard 1758, and was first Secretary ot
State of New Hampshire, which ottice he held twpiity-eight vears, resigning at the age of 70,
residence Exeter, d. 1817; 6. Samuel, b. June 2S, 1739, the tiay on which the right of primo-
geniture expired, m. Elizabeth Todd, had the grist-mill and laiul, d. Apr. 23, 1789 They had:

(1) Samuel, b. Sept., 1761, a farmer, d. Oct., 1838, m. Cressv. no children: (2'» Elizabfth,

b. 1771, d. 1839, ni. William Williams, and had William, m. A. Nelson. Elizabeth, m. l.*aiah
Rogers of Ipswich, Mass., and Abigail, m. John Rogers. 7. Elizab^'th, h. July. 1741, d. .May
7, 1762, just as she was about to be married, h.aving her trousseau all prepareil; 8. John.

V. Capt. John Pearson, b. Oct., 1746, m., June 13. 1775, Sarah Thurston [no. 158];
they had seven children. ,

VI. John Pearson, last of the male line, b. M^rcli 4, 1791, d. Oct., 181:) [no. •y-Z' V ].
Vir. Cakolixk Meiiitablu Wedspesr, dangliter of James Webster, ni. Itcv. .Icreiuiali

Root names of Evansvilli!, Ind. [no. / /"ij].


22 Sarah (Colman), b. Mar. lo, 1715; m., Dec. 23, 1734, Abner Spofford.

23 Mary (Colman), b. April 24, 1717; m., Nov. 18, 1S37, Abraham Adams.

24 Phebe (Colman), bap. March, 1719; m.^ Nov. 23, 173S, Dudley Taylor.

25 Benjamin (Colman), bap. Feb. 26, 1721 ; m., 1742, Anna Brown, b. Apr. 2,

1724, and had: John (Colman), b. May 12, 1744; m., July 16, 1765, Lois
Danforth. Dudley (Colman), b. Aug. 13, 1745; m. Mary Jones. Thomas
(Colman), b. Mar. 8, 1751 ; drowned Oct. 28, 1784. Benjamin (Colman), b.
July 27, 1752. Moses (Colman), b. Nov. 17, 1755. Molly (Colman), b.
Dec. 22, 1757; m. Joseph Searle. Samuel (Colman), b. Dec. 25, 1759.
Caleb (Colman), b. Feb. 25, 1761. William (Colman), b. Oct. 26, 1768;
m.. May 17, 1792, Susanna Thurston [no>y /^].

26 Hannah (Colman), bap. Mar. 6, 1725; m., ALir. 21, 1742, Nathaniel Heriman.

27 Daniel (Pearson), b. Dec. 25, 1684.

28 Ruth (Pearson), b. Aug. 2, 1687.

29 Abigail (Pearson), b. Mar. i, 16S9.

30 Benjamin (Pearson), b. Aug. 12, 1690; d. 1774; m., and had: Enoch (Pear-

son), b. 1739; d. 1813; who had the fulling mill in Ipswich; and Dorothy
(Pearson), who married Jeremiah Colman [no. 571]-

31 Sarah (Pearson), b. Dec. 10, 1691.

32 Jedediah (Pearson), b. April, 1694.

33 Mehitable (Pearson), b. May 18, 1695.

34 Jonathan (Pearson), b. Dec. 14, 1699.

35 David (Pearson), b. Jan. 18, 1702.

36 Oliver (Pearson), b. Aug. 14, 1704; died, aged 16 years.

37 Bartholomew (Pearson).

Daniel Thurston^ {Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son
of the " kinsman " Daniel and Anne (Pell) Thurston of Newbury,
Mass. ; born there Dec. 18, 166 1 ; married Marv Dresser, born Dec.
24, 1667, daughter of Lieut. John Dresser of Rowley, Mass., who was
sent to the general court 1691, and four times after. She died Dec.
7' i735i very suddenly, aged 69. She was "standing, and dropped
down, and was not perceived to breathe after." The same month
Mary Jewett, Thomas, son of Daniel Thurston, ^ and Daniel Thurs-
ton, died at their house. We are unable to tell who this Daniel was.
Daniel Thurston^ died Feb. 18, 1738, aged 77.

Daniel Thurston,^ with one hundred and nineteen other persons,
received a grant of land called Narragansett, No. i, now Buxton,
Me., range of lots known by the 'letter D, on the right of his father
Daniel,' for services in the Narragansett war.*


38+Daniel,^ b. June 26, 1690; m. Lydia Leaver.

39 Son and daughter, twins, b. May 7, 1691, and died in two weeks.

40-|-John,3 b. June 12, 1692; m. Dorothy Woodman.

41-i-Mary,' b. Jan. 7, 1694; m. James Chute.

42-|-Benjam!n,3 b. May 4, 1695; ^- Mary Gage.

43 Hannah, 3 / twins, born ) m., Jan. 10, r7i8, Gersham Frazer, b. Aug. 8, 1697,

44 Lydia,3 (Jan. 20, 169S; ) son of Colin and Anna (Stuart) Frazer of Row-

ley. She died Sept. 18, 1770. Lydia m., May 11, 1723, Robert Rogers of

Gloucester. She died vSept. 4, 1727.
4 5-f- Mart ha, Ml. Nov. 27, 1699; m. Ezekiel Jewett.
46-)-Jonathan,^ b. March 16, 1701 ; m. Lydia Spofford.

47 Stephen, Mx 1704; d. Sept. 18, 1727.

48 Sarah, ^ b. Dec. 30, 1706.

49-^-Richard,M). Oct. 16, 1710; m. Mehital)le Jewett.

• For liis vTill niul various trunsionf of property see II ei.1. p. 'IT.



Joseph Thurston ^ {Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son
of the " kinsman " Daniel and Anne (Pell) Thurston of Newbury,
Mass.; born there Sept. 14, 1667; married, first, 1695, Mehitable
Kimball; second, Aug. 25, 1707, Elizabeth Woodbury, daughter
of John Woodbury of Beverly, Mass.

Mr. Thurston was a weaver in Newbury and after in Rowley, Mass.
He "owned ye covenant" Feb. 5, 169S-9.


50 Mehitable,^ bap. Feb. 5, 169S-9; m., Oct. 15, 1718, Joseph Russell of Newbury.
5i-j-Joseph,^ \ twins, born Jan. 23, ) m. Mary Jane Finson.

52 Benjamin,^ \ bap. Feb. 5, 169S-9; \ d. June 30, 1699.

53 Abigail,^ bap. Oct. 27, 1700.

54 Hannah,^ b. Feb. 27, bap. Feb. 28, 1702-3.
55-j-Benjamin,3 bap. Aug. 27, 1705; m. Elizabeth .


James Thurston^ {Daniel"-^, brother of the preceding, and son of
the "kinsman" Daniel and Anne (Pell) Thurston of Newbury, Mass.;
born there Sept. 24, 1670; married, Jan. 24, 1693, Mary Pearson,
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Poor) Pearson, of Rowley, Mass.
[See Pearson Family, p. — .] He probably setted in Exeter, N. H.


56 Hannah,^ b. Nov. 15, bap. Nov. iS, 1694; d. Nov. 8, 1701.

57 Dorcas, 3 b. Oct. 20, bap. Dec. 27, 1696.
58-|-Abner,3 b. Feb. 28, 1699.

59 Phebe,^ b. June 20, 1702.


Stephen Thurston^ {Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son
of the " kinsman " Daniel and Anne (Pell) Thurston of Newbury,
Mass.; born there Feb. 5, 1674; married, first, Mary ; sec-
ond, Sarah .

His estate was probated 1728, Moses, administrator. In the regis-
ter of deeds oflice at Exeter, N. H., under date of 1725, is a deed to
Stephen Thurston of Stratham, N. H. Estate appraised Sept. 9,
1728, at ^^"536, I2S., 3d. In September, 1732, the widow Sarah leased
her dower to Moses for ^5 a year.


6o-|-Moses,^ b. July 19, 1707; m. Sarah .

6i-|-John,3 b. Aug. 29, 1709; m., ist, Mrs. Phebe Wiggin ; 2d, Elizabeth .

62 Rebecca, 2 bap. June 17, 1711.
63+Robert,3 b. Feb. 25, bap. Mar. 8, 1713.

64 Daniel,^ b. Aug. 27, bap. Sept. 5, 1714; d. Feb. 16, 1737.

65 Mary,3 b. June 3, bap. June 10, 1716; m., Sept. 23, 1756, Jeremiah Searle.
66-|-Nathaniel,^ b. July 12, bap. July 13, 1718; m. Miner Chase.
67-l-Stephen,^ bap. Sept. 18, 1720; m. Mary St. Clare.

68 Mehitable,^ m. Capt. Jonathan Jewett ; his second wife.

69 Abigail,^ spinster; May 10, 1748, she relinquished her right in the estate of her

father to her brother Moses for ^^92, ids.

70 Sarah, ^ bap. July 15, 1722.

These children were quite large land-owners, as the registry of deeds office con-
tahis very numerous deeds to and from them.



Abigail Thurst(3N - (I?aniel'), sister of the preceding, and daugh-
ter of the " kinsman " Daniel and Anne (Pell) Thurston of Newbury,
Mass.; born there March 17, 1678; married, Nov. 28, 1699, Joseph
Chase, born March 25, 1677, son of Aquila and Esther Chase of

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