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Nov. 4, 1619, Joan Tattersall (Joane Tatarsole) at St. Thomas' Church,
Salisbury, England. With his wife and five children he set sail from
Southampton, in Apr., 1635, in the good ship James and arrived at
Boston, May 3, of the same year. He d. at Warwick in 1659. Children
of John and Joan (Tatersall) Greene :

John, bapt. Aug. 15, 1630.

Peter, bapt. Mar. 10, 1622.

Richard, bapt. Mar. 25, 1623,

James, bapt. June 21, 1626.

Thomas, bapt. June 4, 1628.

Joan, bapt. Oct. 3, 1630.

Mary, bapt. May 19, 1633.

5. Mary Green, of Narragansett, bapt. May 19, 1633; m. before June 6,

1671. Thomas Hungerford, b. 1648; d. 1714. Their third son named
Green. See Hungerford Ancestry.

In 1642, John Greene bought land called Occupassnatuxet, or
Minantouomi. This land remained in occupation of his heirs until
1782, when it was sold to John Brown, of Providence, and is now
occupied by his heirs (''Spring Green Farm"). September 12,
1643, he and ten others bought Minantouomi, for 144 farthings of
wampum, tracts of land called Shawomet (Warwick). (See "Genea-
logical Dictionary of Rhode Island," by Austin, 1887.)

Mr. George Fuller Green of Kansas City, a direct descendant of the Royal
Family of Green, after much research (and with the assistance of eighty-five pages
of manuscript from Mrs. Maltby, historian and Genealogist of Missouri D. A. R.)
has drawn up a chart 31" x 54" on cloth embellished with 70 odd arms and sket-
ches of costumes and armour, called "Ye Ancient Green Tree."

References : For Royal Ancestry, see "Families Directly Descended from all
the Royal Families in Europe."

"The Greene Family and Its Branches," by Lora S. La Mance.


Gregory is a very ancient English family. The coat-of-arms,
which appears to descend to the Gregorys of Connecticut is: Or,
two bars and a lo lion passant, in chief azure.

Passengers wch. passed from Ye Port of London, Secondo January 1634, in
the Bonaventure to Virginia — Page 454 — "John Gregory 204 acres land, 1 hired
servant, 4 brought servants, and 85 slaves."

Gregory line may be summarized as follows:

1. John Gregory, Lord of the manors of Freseley and Asfordby, m. Maudt
dau. of Sir Roger Moton, knight of Peckleton, Leicestershire, England.
(See N. E. H. G. R. Vol. 23.)

2; Nicholas.

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3. Adam Gregory, or Gregoire, m. the dau. and co-heiress of Ada Ormeston,

County Lancaster, England. He was born prob. as early as 1450.

4. William, son of Adam Gregory, m. Dorothy, dau. of Parre of Kempenhaugh,


5. Hugo, son of William Gregory, m. Maria .

6. Thomas, son of Hugo Gregory, lived at Overbroughton, Nottinghamshire,

Eng., on the borders of Leicestershire, North of Frisby and Asorby.
He m. Dorothy Beeston.

7. John, son of Thomas Gregory, was of De Broughton Sulney, Mayor of

Nottingham, Eng., 1571-1586. He m. Alicia . Children:

1. William. 2. John. 3. Edward.

4. Henry, "de Boston in Nova Anglia" (New England), according to
the ancient pedigree of the English family. See N. E. Reg. July, 1869,
page 306. Had a grant of land in South Boston, Nov. 22, 1634. He
d. March 4, 1654.

8. Henry, son of John Gregory, b. at Nottingham, Eng., about 1570, settled

in Boston, Mass., as early as 1633; was at Springfield in that Colony
in 1639. Removed few years later to Stratford, Conn., where he was one
of the Founders. Est. distributed Jime 19, 1655, eldest son John being
administrator. Children : John and Jvdah.

9. John, son of Henry Gregory lived at New Haven and settled at Norwalk.

Had Lot No. 1 in Norwalk, the S. E. Towne Street Home; d. 1689.
"History of New London," by Caulkins (1860), p. 16— First settlers
Matthias St. John, Sr. and Jr. and John Gregory, etc.

10. JuDAH OR Jachin, b. Norwalk, son of John Gregory; m. Sarah Burt, dau.

of Henry Burt; she m. 2nd, Henry Whepley. Had Mary, b. 1669; John
1671; Thomas, 1673, Samuel, Mar. 19, 1676, Sarah, 1678, Matthew,
1680, Jachan, 1682. Jachan Gregory, Deputy from Norwich, 1665-79-81 ;
Selectman, 1665. Stevens Genealogy, Colonial Dames.

11. Samuel Gregory, son of Jachan of Norwalk, b. March 19, 1676; m. Rebecca

Wheeler, dau. of Sergt. Ephraim Wheeler; had dau. Rebecca and prob-
ably others. Samuel Gregory was among the Pequot settlers. See
"Stevens Gen." 1891, Deed— Nat. Stephens, 1734 signed by John
Gregory, Justice of the Peace and Samuel Gregory. He lived at the
foot of Golden Hill. He was a soldier engaged in Pequot Fight, 1637-
1638. Settled at Fairfield.

12. Ezekeel2 Sanfobd, b. March 6, 1668; m. March, 1696 at Chester Hill,

Conn., Rebecca Gregory, dau. of Samuel.

13. Ephbaim Sanford, b. Feb. 12, 1708; d. Feb. 6, 1761/2; m. Oct. 7, 1730 at

Fairfield or Reading, Conn., Elizabeth Mix, b. 1715; d. Jan. 21, 1777,

14. Stephen Mead, b. 1728; d. Oct. 18, 1806; m. Oct. 31, 1751, prob. Reading.

Conn., Rachel Sanford, b. July 23, 1733; d. prob. 1800.

15. Isaiah Hungerford, b. Dec. 26, 1756; bapt. Jan. 23, 1757; d. June 16,

1833; m. at New Fairfield, Conn., Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760; d.
Dec. 22, 1836.

16. Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796; d. April 15, 1884; m. April 29, 1821,

Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798; d. Jan. 7, 1878.

References: American Ancestry, Vol. I.

Genealogy of Conn., Vol. III.
Hall's "History of Norwalk."
Orcott's "History of Stratford."

See Ancestry of Joanna Arms of Yarmouth, 8th to 10th Gtenerations;
Daughters of the American Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced
by the author of this book.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 127


The Anns of Griswold are described as: Arg.
a Fess, Gu. between two greyhounds courant sa;
within bordine or as a difference.

These heraldic terms are defined as follows:

Argent — silver, in color white Abbreviation Arg.

Fess — ^A figure formed by 2 horizontal lines drawn

across the shield. It is 1/3 of the field in width

and it is alwaj^s placed in the center.

Gules — Red — abbreviated Gu. The crest is a Greyhoxind, passant proper.
The motto — "For tiler et celeriter" (Strongly and quickly).

(Gen. Conn., Vol. I, p. 28), Griswold is an ancient English sur-
name derived from the name of a place, like a large proportion of
British patronymics. The ancient seat of the family was at Solihull,
Warwickshire, prior to the year 1400. The ancient coat-of-arms is :
Argent a fesse gules between two greyhounds currant sable.

John Griswold about the middle of the fourteenth century came
from Kenilworth and married a daughter and heiress of Henry
Hughford, of Huddersley Hall at Solihull, and the family has been
known as the Griswolds of Kenilworth and Solihull. Solihull is
on the northwest border of Warwickshire, and Yardly in Worcest-
ershire is on the south and west. It is but eight miles from Kenil-
worth to the westward and twelve miles northwest of Stratford-on-
Avon, and was a place of importance before the Norman Conquest.
The two American immigrants, Edward and Mathew, came to
Connecticut from Kenilworth. Mathew came over in 1639 and
settled at Windsor, Conn.; died at Lyme, Conn., Sept. 21, 1698,
and was buried at Saybrook; assisted in the settlement of Lyme
and was a large landowner; was deputy to the general assembly in
1664 and afterwards.

The history of the Griswold family in this country finds its source, as does
that of most of the old families of New England, ia Old England, and a brief
sketch of the Griswold family in England from its earliest record, to the settlement
of this coimtry will afford a backgroimd for the generations that have carried on
the name in this new land.

"The EngUsh Griswolds were an ancient county family established at Solihull,
Warwickshire, England, prior to 1400: The name being generally written as
Greswold but without doubt the "e" in the first syllable had the Latin sound as
"i" short for it was often written Griswold or Gryswold and sometimes with a
final "e." The family had a pedigree and were entitled to a coat-of-arms, viz.:
Arg. a fesse gu. betw. two greyhounds current Sa.

They were descended from a John Griswold who came from Kenilworth about
the middle of the 14th century, married and settled in Solihull, later acquriing
Langdon Hall; and by Burke, the family is called Griswold of Kenilworth and

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The same authority goes on to say, "The family was of local distinction
they held county offices, were summoned by the Sheriff with the other gentlemen
of the county to be present at the proclamation of Acts of Parliament and sworn
to defend them. They sought and obtained wives from the local families, and an
alliance with their daughters was considered honorable. They were not of the
nobility, but belonged to the middle class landed gentry, that debout, patient,
and, above all, valiant race, which has contributed so much to make England for
centuries the foremost of nations."

The Family of Griswold descended from Humphrey Griswold of Greet, Lord
of the Manor, are mentioned in English history as an honorable family in the
sixteenth century. The Griswold family came into possession of the Malvern
Estates about 1600 and have continued to be in possession of them thru all the
changes of English law for over three hundred years. "It is a stately manor house
in the style of Inigo Jones, set in the midst of a large park surrounded by a moat ;
and over the stone gate-way is carved the family crest."

The English records show the Malvern Estate and Coat-of-Arms in 1659 be-
longing to Humphrey Griswold of Malvern Hall, who died in 1671. His brother.
Rev. Henry Griswold, who succeeded him, died about 1720.

The Connecticut Griswolds are descended from the brothers Edward and
Matthew who came to Windsor in 1639, and from Michael, possibly another bro-
ther, who came to Wethersfield. There has been no positive proof offered of the
relationship of these three, but the Rev. F. W. Chapman, whose extensive re-
search in Griswold Genealogy was never published, is quoted as having written,
"I have documentary evidence that he was a brother of Edward and Matthew;
also of Francis, who settled in Cambridge, Mass., and died without male heirs."

In this same connection Mr. B. Howell Griswold of Baltimore supplied the
following note from papers of the late Rev. F. W. Chapman, whose "genealogical
labors will long preserve his name in memory." He said: "Michael Griswold of
Wethersfield was undoubtedly a brother of Edward Griswold of Windsor and of
Matthew of Lyme. He afterward removed to KiUingworth and was one of the
founders of that town. Isaac, a son of Michael, also settled at KiUingworth and
in a conveyance of land speaks of his Uncle Edward af the same place."

Said Frank Famsworth Starr on this subject, "... Of the early Griswold
family, Edward of Windsor, 1639-40, Matthew of Windsor and Saybrook, 1639-40,
Michael of Wethersfield, 1640, Francis Grissell, Greshold or Gresshould of Cam-
bridge and Charlestown, 1639, it is claimed that Edward and Matthew were
brothers but whether proof is positive I do not know." Savage gives these different
spellings of the name — Grissell, Grisill, Grisold, Gresold, Greshould, Griswold.

The Griswold Family is described as ''Men tall of stature, strong
of limb and stout of heart, men of ajffairs who brought to the new
land a capacity for government and statesmanship." "And the
rest of the acts which they did and their might and how they warred
and overcame, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles
of Ancient Windsor?" In his Ancient Wethersfield he speaks of
them (Styles History of Ancient Wethersfield) as "A family that
has furnished many mariners but more soldiers."

Francis Griswold of England.

George Griswold (Son of Francis Griswold), of Kenil worth,
England, was baptized April 28, 1548. Children: Edward, born
1607; Matthew, Michael, Thomas.

(From the Stiles' History of Windsor, Conn.), Edward and
Matthew Griswold came from Kenilworth, County Warwick,
England, in the year 1639, in company with Rev. Mr. Huit's party,
who came to Windsor, Ct., that year. They had lived at Kenil-
worth and owned property there. They had a brother Thomas, who
continued to reside there, and the record of his marriage in 1634,

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is still to be found in the old Kenilworth records, also the baptisms
of several of the children of Edward, and the burial of a daughter;
but the old church records of Kenilworth suffered so greatly from
the ravages of the war of the Great Rebellion, it has been found
impossible to find any other connecting links between that parish
and the two emigrant brothers. It has been claimed, though not
proved, that they belong to the ancient family of Solihull, near
Kenilworth, and such entitled to the use of the family arms. What-
ever their local antecedents and connections in England, it is certain
that the emigrant brothers Griswold were men of education and
property; and after their arrival in the new colony were styled
"Mr.," which was then equivalent to "gentleman," as distinguished
from yeoman or tradesman.

Edward Griswold settled at Windsor where he held a prominent
position in the town's affairs where he was representative to the
General Assembly 1658-61, and Deputy to the General Court, 1662.
In 1663, he deeded his land to his sons and removed to Killingworth
which settlement he is believed to have given the name of his old
home in Warwickshire. In 1667, he is enrolled as "Mr. Edw.
Grissell." a Deputy, and as "Mr. Edward Griswold," a Commissioner
for Kenilworth.

A grant of 200 acres of land was made to him in 1674 and in 1682 it was laid
out "at the north end of Lyme bounds."

He was Deputy "for Killingworth" in 1678, his name being speUed this time
"Mr. Edward Griswould." This same year he was nominated for election as
Assistant, and as Commissioner and represented Killingworth in every Court
from 16X8 to 1689. He was repeatedly made Commissioner and in 1678 was on
the committee for establishing a Latin school at New London. He was the first
Deacon of the Killingworth Church.

His first wife, Margaret, who came with him from England died in 1670 and
is buried in the little old cemetery known as The Indian River Cemetery, Clinton.
A rude shaft of fieldstone marks her grave with just the initials M. G. and the date
1670, roughly cut upon it. It is the oldest stone standing in the cemetery today.

Both brothers, though young when they came to this country (Edward being
then 32 and Matthew 19 years old), speedily alhed themselves with the best social
element of Windsor, took positions of commandiag influence, and quickly became
prominent in colonial affairs. Besides, if it be a principle of heredity that the
characteristics, physical, intellectual, moral and social of a strongly marked an-
cestor are repeated in his descendants, so that from the offspring may be inferred
what was the progenitor then apart from all we know of the first generation of the
Griswolds of New England, the quahties developed by succeeding generations
of the family have been an accumulating proof that its emigrant ancestors were
high-minded, intelligent Christian gentlemen.

Mr. Edward Griswold came to America at the time of the second visit of Mr.
George Fenwick, at which date also came a large number of new settlers to the
Connecticut settlement. It was at a time when many of the gentry of England,
and wealthy persons connected with the Warwick patent, were intending removal
hither, but the breaking out of the Scotch rebellion compelled King Charles to call
a Parliament, and they stayed at home to carry out their struggle with the King
and Archbishop Laud. Mr. Griswold undoubtedly came in the interest of some
of these patentees. He was attorney for Mr. St. Nicholas, of Warwickshire, who
had a house built in Windsor, and also a tract of land impaled (fenced), as had Sir
Richard SaltonstaU. The Rev. Ephraim Huit, who came also 1639, was from
the same parish, as also the Wyllys family, who settled in Hartford. His first
location in Winsdor is not known; but he had a grant of land in Poquonock, to
which he removed in 1649, accompanied by a few families, who there found an

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"outpost" settlement. His residence at Poquonock was on the site of the present
dweiUng of the heirs of the late Eliphalet S. Ladd, who, on the female side, are
Griswold descendants. The spot is a beautiful knol) which overlooks the brook
on the west, and the Tunxis River on the south and east. As soon as he had fairly
established his home he began to take that active part in public matters which
was natural to a man of his character. In 1650, he built the "old Fort" at Spring-
field for Mr. Pyncheon. In 1656, he was a deputy from Windsor to the General
Court, and continued, with the exception of one session to represent the town until
the reception of the charter from King Charles. At this time he was the principal
promoter of a new settlement authorized by the Court, called Hommonoscett,
which lay immediately west of Saybrook, Ct., and to which, about 1663, he remov-
ed with his younger children, deeding to his sons, George and Joseph, who remained
behind, his Windsor lands, reserving a small life annuity therefrom. The settle-
ment was organized as a town in 1667, and received, probably from him, the
name of his old English home, "Kenilworth," afterwards corrupted to KiUingworth,
and now known as Clinton. He was the first deputy from KiUingworth and
continued to be its Magistrate and Representative for more than twenty years-
1662-1678-'89 — and was succeeded by his son John. The Colonial Records show
him to have been a very active, influential member of the legislature — promin-
ently one of those men who, in the first half century, did so much to make the
small colony of Connecticut so important a factor in American affairs.
As a member of Sessions he had the pleasure of meeting his brother Matthew, and
his own son Francis; both Governors of Connecticut, and there has since that
time rarely been an Assembly, in which some Kneal descendant has not been a
member. He was frequently a Commissioner and in 1678, was on a committee
for establishing a Latin School in New London, and was first deacon of Killing-
worth church. He died at KiUingworth, it is said, in 1691, in eighty-fourth year.

Children, all by first wife (Kenilworth, England Records) :

1. Sarah, b. in 1631.

2. George, b. in 1633; m. Mary, dau. of Thomas Holcomb.

3. Francis, b. in 1635; d. October, 1671.

4. LiDDiA, b. in 1637.

5. Sarah, b. in 1638; m. first Nov. 10, 1650, Samuel Phelps, son of William;

m. second, July 21, 1670, Nathaniel Pinney, son of Humphrey.

6. Ann, b. in Windsor; bapt. June 19, 1642.

7. Mary, b. in Windsor; bapt. Oct. 13, 1644; m. March 19, 1661, Timothy

Phelps, son of Wm., Sen.

8. Deborah, b. in Windsor; bapt. June 28, 1646; m. Samuel Duel; lived in

Kilhngworth. She died Feb. 7, 1719.

9. Joseph, b. Mar. 22, 1648 ; m. Mary, dau. Walter Gaylord, 1670; b. Mar. 13, 1647.

10. Samuel, b. Nov. 18, 1649; d. July 6, 1672.

11. John, b. Aug. 1, 1652.

The last six children's births are from Colonial and Parish Records.

References: 1 to 5 generations — ^History of Windsor, 1859, Thomas Nash
of New Haven.
5 to 8 generations — ^Records of Elizabeth M. Rixford, Family

Summary of Ancestry:

1. Deacon Edward Gbiswold, b. England about 1607; d. KiUingworth, Conn,,

1691. He m. in England, 1630, Margaret, b. England; d. KiUingworth,
Conn., Aug. 23, 1670.

2. Mary Griswold, bapt. Oct. 13, 1644, Windsor or KiUingworth, Conn.;

d. before 1719; m. prob. Windsor, Conn., March 19, 1661, Lieut, and
Capt. Timothy Phelps, b, Sept. 1, 1639, Windsor, Conn.; d. 1719.

3. Lieut. Samuel^ Phelps, b. Jan. 29, 1675, Windsor, Conn.; d. ; m.

April 3, 1707, prob. Windsor, Conn., AbigaU Eno, b. March 1, 1686, at
; d. March, 1728, at .

4. Lieut. Samuel^ Phelps, b. AprU 5, 1708; d. Aug. 14/17, 1754, at ; m.

1731, Ruth Phelps, dau. of Wm. and Ruth (Barber) Phelps, b. Jan. 23,
1713, at ; d. .

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 131

5. Joel Phelps, b. 1732, Windsor, Conn.; m. Sept. 8, 1757, Goshen or Farm-

ington, Ct., Jerusha Nash, b. Oct. 5, 1734, Goshen, Conn.; d. 1796,
Goshen, Conn.

6. Phineas Phelps, b. April 10, 1767, at ; d. April 20, 1813, Stanbridge,

Que.; m. New Haven, Vt., Lydia Lawrence, b. Jan. 15, 1762, prob.
Canaan, Conn.; d. Sept. 20, 1813, Stanbridge, Que.

7. NASHDAViDPHELPs,b. Oct. 4, 1796, New Haven, Vt.; d. April 15,1884,

Stanbridge, Que.; m. April 29, 1821, St. Armand West, Que., Elizabeth
Hungerford, b. New Fairfield, Conn., Feb. 7, 1798; d. Jan. 7, 1878,
North Stanbridge, Que.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Daughters of the American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced
by the author of this book.


Savage — Genealogical Dictionary, Vol. II, D-J, p. 322), William
Gull, Wethersfield, 1649; married after 1654, Eliz., widow of
Nathaniel Foote, dau. of Lieut. Samuel Smith, had no sons but
several daughters, certain. Mary and Ann, before he removed to
Hadley in 1663; there had Esther, born 21 Nov., 1665; and Mercy,
27 June, 1668; was freeman, 1673. Ann married 1680, Jonathan
Root, is named in the will of her father, as living, 1701, when he
died and names also, as liv., his wife Eliz., daughters, Mary, wife of
Robert Bardwell, who was married 21 Nov., 1676; Mercy, wife of
Jeremiah Alvord; and a child of his dec. d. Esther, who has been
wife of Joseph Gillet.

References: See Dickinson Ancestry, ".his book.


1. Richard Gunne, of Saintbury Co., Gloucester, died before

1587. He married Mary , whose will, dated 23 Oct. 1587, was

proved at Gloucester, Feb. 17, 1587/8.

Children :

1. Richard, of Saintbury, eldest son, mentioned in the will of his son-in-law,
Joseph Phelps, dated Oct. 26, 1579, and in that of his (Richard's)
mother, dated Oct. 23, 1587; m. Anne Fulwood (see Fulwood An-
cestry, this book), dau. of Robert Fulwood of Little Alne, in the
parish of Aston Cantlow, Co. Warwick (whose will, dated Aug. 6, 1574,
was proved at Worcester, May 31, 1576).
Children :

1. Richard f both mentioned in the will of their paternal grandmother,

2. John \ Mary Gunne, dated Oct. 23, 1587.

3. Ellen, d. before Aug. 3, 1601; m. (1) Joseph Phelps of Bengeworth,

Co. Worcester, of whose will, dated Oct. 26, 1579, and proved
at Worcester in Dec, 1579, she was sole executrix by whom
she had issue; m. (2) John Tomes (No. 3 of Tomes pedigree,
q.v.), by whom also she had issue (See Tomes Pedigree —

4. Anne, d. before May 23, 1626; m. Henry Izod of Todington, Co.

Gloucester, who d. between May 20, 1628, when his will was
dated, and Apr. 7, 1632, when it was proved at Gloucester, by
whom she had issue. He m. (2) (marriage settlement dated
May 23, 1626) Bridgett Penny, by whom he had issue.

132 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

2. William, of Saintbury, second son, mentioned in his mother's will, dated

23 Oct. 1587; m. . He was on the muster roll at Saintbury in

1608. He had issue.

3. John, of Saintbxu-y, youngest son, mentioned in his mother's will, dated

Oct. 23, 1587; m. . He had issue.

4. Joan, mentioned in her mother's will, dated Oct. 23, 1587; m. Parrett.

5. Alice, mentioned in her mother's will, dated Oct. 23, 1587; m. Fisher.

6. Anne, youngest daughter, mentioned in her mother's will, dated Oct. 23,


References: N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg., Vol. 83-84, 1929-30, p. 290.
(See Tomes Ancestry.)


William Hall of London

1. William Hall, immigrant ancestor, was on a list of fifty-
nine persons admitted inhabitants of an island on the coast of
Rhode Island, now called Aqueedunk, Aug. 8, 1638. In 1639, he
was an inhabitant of Newport, Rhode Island, and on May 27, 1644,
a grant of land was given him by the town, in Portsmouth, Rhode
Island. He was on the list of freemen of Portsmouth in 1655, and
sold, July 6, 1654, to Richard Sisson, of Portsmouth, one three-
hundredth of an island called Caononcut, and one three-hundredth
of Dutch Island, He was commissioner to general court from Ports-
mouth in 1654/56/60/63, and he was deputy from Portsmouth to
general assembly in 1665/66/67/68/72/73. In 1673, he was appointed
on a committee for the purpose of treating with the Indians
about drunkenness, and to seriously counsel them, and agree on
some way to prevent excess of Indian drunkenness. Five chiefs

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