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62 NEWTON GENEALOGY

204. 2. Mary 5 Eames, b. March 15, 1724-5.

205. 3. Henry 5 Eames, b. April 30, 1726.

206. 4. Ruth 5 Eames, b. April 30, 1727.

207. 5. Gcrshom* Eames, b. Feb. 16, 1728-9; m. Lyclia Wait.

208. 6. Hannah 5 Eames, b. April 8, 1731; "d. in Natick," Mass., Nov. 3, 1803.

aged 74 yrs. Gravestone in Plain Cemetery at Sherborn. She married

"in Framiughain," Daniel Morse, son of Obediah and Mary

(Walker) Morse of Sherborn, Mass., where he was born Feb. 6, 1729-30;
resided in Natick and died Feb. 3, 1804, aged 74 yrs., G. S. as above.
They had 13 children.

209. 7. Betty 5 Eames, b. Nov. 10, 1734 ; "married in Framingham," , 1758,

Benaiah Morse, brother of Daniel Morse, above, b. in Sherborn, March
14, 1736-7 ; settled in New Sherborn grant that became Douglas, where
he died in 1771. They had six children.

210. 8. Lydia 5 Eames, b. March 20, 1736-7.

211. t9. Jesse? Eames, b. July 4, 1739 (Capt.) ; m. Betty or Bettey .

212. 10. John 5 Eames, b. Oct. 30, 1743 (Lieut.); d. March 13, 1832, aged 88,

G. S. ; m. Sarah .

213. vii. Grace 4 , b. Jan. 30, 1703-4; d. in Marlborough, May 16, 1788, aged 84 years,

3 months, G. S. 2 ; married there Jan. 23, 1726, Simon Rice, son of Ben-
jamin and Mary (Graves) Rice* of Marlborough, where he was born Jan.
9, 1699, and where he died May 31, 1733. It is stated that Simon Rice
resided and died in Westborough, Mass. It must have been that part of
Marlborough that became Westborough ; for the record of his death and
of his family occur in Marlborough. Aug. 14, 1733, his widow, Grace,
administered his estate. Inventory, £885. 3. 5. They had four children
in Marlborough. Grace 4 married (2) in Westborough, May 16, 1739,
Edward Barnes, son of Richard and Deborah (Dix) Barnes,? from Eng-
land to Marlborough ; b. , 1680, died in Marlborough, Sept. 25, 1755,

in 75th year, G. S. 2. They lived in Marlborough and had there two
children. Though "well along" in years this seems to have been the only
marriage of Edward Barnes. Grace 4 married (3) in Marlborough Jan. 24,
1758, Ensign Daniel Ward (2d wife), son of Joseph and Abiah (Wheelock)
Ward§ of Marlborough, born there April 14, 1701, and died there, May
12, 1764, aged 63 yrs. 17 dys. Grace's 4 children were :

214. 1. Abner 5 Rice, b. Nov. 27, 1728; d. Nov. 21, 1733.

215. 2. Grace 5 Rice, b. June 13, 1730 ; m. Joseph How, Jr.

216. 3. Simon 5 Rice, b. Feb. 8, 1732 ; d. June 18, 1740.

217. 4. Ebenezer 5 Rice, b. Jan. 2, 1733-34 ; m. Patty Wells.

218. 5. Martha 5 Barnes, b. Oct. 6, 1741 ; m. William Buckminster and removed

from Framingham to Barre, where thev had :

219-221. John 6 , 1762; William 6 , 1765; Martha 6 , 1766.

222. 6. Edward 5 Barnes, b. March 21, 1743-44 ; d. Nov. 16, 1803, aged 59 ; m. in

Marlborough, Mass., Jan. 23, 1765, Submit Forbush, an adopted daughter
of Zerubbabel Rice (brother of Simon) of Marlborough. She died there
Aug. 6, 1827, aged 81. Edward Barnes, Jr., was for many years a

♦Benjamin Rice 3 (Edward 2 ), b. Dec. 22, 1666, in Marlb. ; res. and died there Feb. 23.
1748-9, in his 83d year; m. at Sud. Apr. 1, 1691, Mary Graves, who d. Oct. 22, 1736, aged
66. His will dated Dec. 31, 1744, proved March 27, 1749, gives to all of his children ; the
two living children of his son, Simon*, deceased ; Ebenezer 5 , son of Simon* to have my lands
in Westboro. Son, Zerubbabel Rice*, Bxor. Children were: Azariah*. 1693: Lydia*, 1695;
Elizabeth*, 1697 ; Simon*, Jan. 9, 1699 ; Zerubbabel*, 1702 ; Rachel*, 1703 ; Matthias*, 1706 ;
Priscilla*, 1708; Damaris*, 1711. [See number (79) for Edward 2 , Edmund Rice 1 .]

t Richard Barnes 1 , aged about 10, came to this country with his mother, and grandmother.
Agnes Bent, both of whom died on the passage. His mother, who was also Agnes Bent,
had married for her second husband. Thomas Blanchard, who came with them from Penton,
Eng., to Boston, N. E., in 1639, in the ship Jonathan. He. Richard Barnes, went to reside
with his uncle John Bent in Sudbury, with whom he removed to Marlborough in 1657. In the
County Court held at Cambridge in 1652, he is plaintiff against Thomas Blanchard, for with-
holding the money (£20) given him by his mother, while she was a widow, and gained his
suit. He and his sister, Elizabeth, had bequests from 'their grandmother. He settled in
Marlborough and shared in the first division of the lands in 1660. In 1862 the place was
owned by Dr. Barnes, his gt.-gt.-gr. son. Richard Barnes 1 was one of the prominent men
of the town. He married in Marlb. Dec. 16, 1667, Deborah Dix, dau. of Edward and Jane
(Wilkinson) Dix, from Eng. to Watertown, N. E. Children were: Deborah 2 ; Sarah 2 , b. 1669;
Edward 2 , b. 1680 ; Richard 2 , b. 1673 ; Abigail 2 , b. 1683, m. Peter Bent ; John 2 , d. 1679.

§ Daniel Ward* (s. Joseph 3 ) had m. (1) 1727, Mart Bigelow (dau. of Samuel and Ruth
of Marlb.), b. 1705, d. 1750. They res. Marlborough and had Silas 5 , 1730, d. 1732; Ruth*,
1731; Abiah 5 , 1734 ; Bethia 5 , 1736 ; Abigail 5 , 1740 ; Daniel 5 , 1745 ; Samuel 5 , 1750.

Joseph Ward 3 , son of Samuel 2 , son of William 1 , the immigrant.



BRANCH OF JOHN 63

prominent man and an influential citizen in Marlborough, filling every
important office of the town, and often representing it at the General
Court. "He was emphatically a leading man in the place." He was a
Minute Man April 19, 1775; a Lieutenant-Colonel and Major in the
Revolutionary War. He had eleven children.

223. fviii. Deliverence 4 , b. Jan. 1, 1705; m. Jezzaniah Newton (4253).

224. fix. Phineas 4 , b. Oct. 5, 1707; m. Patience How.

225. tx. Eunice 4 , b. Sept. 1, 1709; m. Aaron Newton (1495).

226. fxi. Patience 4 , b. Jan. 17, 1711; m. Uriah Newton (4255).

227. fxii. Stephen 4 , b. Aug. 15, 1715; m. (1) Mary Witt; m. (2) Lydia Carey.

228. xiii. Amos 4 , b. Jan. 25, 1718-19 ; d. Feb. 13, 1718-19.

12. SAMUEL NEWTON 3 (John 2 , Sr., Richard 1 ), son of John and Elizabeth
(Larkin) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there December 23, 1668.
He was living April 13, 1719, the date of his father's will, where he is mentioned,
"Item : I give to my son Samuel Newton, Two Shillings."

He married at Concord, Mass. The record of the marriage there is : "Samuel
Newton & Eebeckah Newton, both of Marlborow, were joyned in marriage by
M r Edw d . Bulkely Minister of Concord, Septemb r 8th, 1688." We are not
positive who this Eebeckah Newton was; but there is every reason to believe
she was the widow of Isaac Newton 2 , uncle of Samuel 3 above. There was no
other adult Rebecca Newton in Marlborough at that date. She became a widow
August 12, 1685, and in the December following gave birth to Isaac Newton's
posthumous child [see his will and the accompanying documents]. She married
Philip Pratt of Eramingham some time before 1698, or about that time; but
there would have been time for the intervening marriage with Samuel Newton,
and the legal separation that is foreshadowed and indicated in the bond given
below. *Of the two children she bore to Samuel Newton, the younger was not
born October 25, 1690, at the date of the bond. What the trouble was does not
appear.

As the wife of Philip Pratt, she lived in Eramingham, where she had two
sons, born, namely ; Jeremiah Pratt, born December 12, 1698 ; and Philip Pratt,
Jr., born September 10, 1701, who married in Weston, Mary Osland of Newton,
and had six children.

Bond
(Caption) JOHN NEWTON & MOSES NEWTON.

John Newton ) O Sureties for Samuel Newton.

Moses Newton j obiegation

For Saml Newton to Know all men by these p r sents that we John Newton and

appearee at y e Court of Moses Newton of ye towne of Marlburrow inye County of

Assistance next Midd x in New England do owne & acknowledges ourselves to

25. 8 st 1690 ow and stand justly indebited to our Soveraign Lord and Lady

■ W m & Mary King and Queen of "England &c. Defender of ye

Marlboror faith inye full, and Compleat Sum of one hundred pounds

bond pd I s Sterling. y e same to be well and truly paid to M r Sam lle

2 s pd towd ye pymnt Andrews Treasurer Q f y e County of Midd x aforesd, To y e
which payment well and truly to be made to him ye said Sam ,e
Andrews County Treasure 1- or his successor in said office. We y e
said John Newton and Moses Newton do binde our selves jointly
and severally likewise our heirs Executo rs & Admit firmly by
these presentz M witness our hands & Seals this Twenty fifth
day of Octob 1 Anno Domini 1690. Anno R R is & regina

Gulislmi & Maria Anglia &c

The Condition of this obligation as Recognisance is Such. That

whereas Samii Newton son of said John Newton, and Rebeckka

his reputed wife are presented by ye Grand Jure of this sd County of
Midd x for Juc ass. If ye said Samuel Newton and Rebeckka his
reputed wife Shall and do personally appear at y e next Court Of
Assessants To be held in Boston and these do — Anser to theire
Law I >r sientments of y e Grand Jures abovesd and do there abide
y e Determination of said Court and not depart without licens and



G 4 NEWTON GENEALOGY

if ye said Samii Newton do in ye mean time do abstain from
ye Company of said Rebeckka his reputed wife. Then this obeigation
to be void and of none Effect, otherwise to stand and be in full
power force and virtue

Signed sealed &c John Newton [L. S.]

In y e p r sence of

SamU Phipps The mark of Moses M Newton [L. S.]

James Taylor

This Bond is interesting in that it gives the- signatures of John Newton, Sr.,
Moses Newton, Sr. (his mark), James Taylor and Samuel Phipps. It would
seem to indicate that Samuel Newton was not the model husband we hope he
was, and had been cited before the grand jury. The term "reputed wife" also
excites our curiosity. Perhaps it is only a legal form of those times. Whatever
the trouble was, they are both well delivered out of it by this time, and all is
well.

Kebecca Pratt died at Framingham September 3, 1728. Philip Pratt died
there February 12, 1739.

There is nothing further on the Marlborough records about this Samuel
Newton except the births of his two children. It seems to me not unlikely that
the two abstracts from the Boston Probate Records, and the mention in Col.
Thomas Westbrook's letters, following, may refer to this Samuel Newton. Some
one else will probably find the names of those who were his heirs ; either to prove
or disprove the supposition.

Col. Thomas Westbrook was ordered by the Massachusetts government (Maine,
then a part of Massachusetts, was spoken of as "down east"), to prosecute the
Indians in Maine for "many breaches of covenant." The muster rolls of his
soldiers contain many familiar names. All the letters are interesting, both to
and from him; those in form of diary particularly so. He records in 1723, "The
9th Instant, . . . This morning, before Day, Sam 11 Newton, one of Capt. Ward 5
Company, Going aboard the Sloop in a Gundilo, fell over board and was
Drounded." See also the following:

Probate Office, Suffolk Co., Mass. :

Vol. 23 : page 46. Inventory.

* * * Samuel Newton a Soldier at the eastward * * * Samuel Jordan
admin 1 * * * of the estate of Samuel Newton [lately] * * * deceased

Boston Novemb' 25th 1723.

Vol. 23 : p. 440. Account.

The Account of Samuel Jordan of Biddeford in the County of Yorke Trader
Admin r of all & Singular the goods * * * of Samuel Newton a Soldier in His
Majesty's Service at the Eastward lately Deceased * * * Boston December
7th 1724.

This may not be Samuel 3 son of John 2 (Richard 1 ), but one of another branch —
but who was he?

The two children of Samuel Newton and his wife Rebecca were probably
brought up by their grandfather, John Newton 2 , whose will, and their portions
in his estate, would indicate they had long been members of his family. See
will of John 2 .

CHILDREN.

229. i. Silence 4 , b. Sept. 10, 1688, at Marlborough, Mass. ; d. ; was given

£40 in her grandfather's will (which see) ; married in Marlborough, June
18, 1718, Elisha Bruce, son of Roger and Elizabeth ( ) Bruce* of

* John Bruce 1 was in Sudbury in 1672 and had a grant of land in Marlborough, bounded
upon Peter Bent's mill pond.



BRANCH OF JOHN 05

Framingham, Mass., born there Sept. 14, 1G95, died . They went to

Worcester and had two children there. Later were in Marlborough-
Southborough. There may- have been other children besides the following:

230. 1. Jotham b Bruce, b. April 13, 1720, in Worcester; d. ; m. in South-

borough, Miriam Newton 5 (dan. of Gershom 4 ).

231. 2. Rebecca 5 Bruce, b. March 6, 1722, in Worcester.

232. 3. Hephzibah* Bruce, b. Dec. 30, 1724-25, in Marlborough : m. in South-

borough May 9, 1745, Amos Darling. They lived in Framingham and
had there seven children.

233. 4. Elisha* Bruce, Jr., b. May 7, 1731, in Southborough ; m. in Framingham,

Ruth Parmenter, Jan. 8, 1754; m. (2) May 4, 1702, in Southborough,
Esther Buck. They lived in Southborough. Framingham and Hopkinton.

234. tii. Geksiiom 4 , Sr., b. Dec. 17, 1090, in Marlborough; m. (1) Elizabeth Angier;

m. (2) Mercy Newton.

13. ZACHAEIAH NEWTON 3 (John 2 , Richard 1 ), son of John, Sr., and
Elizabeth (Larkin) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there March 25,
1671, and died there Eebruary 26, 1717-18.

He married at Concord, Mass., May 24, 1698, Rev. Joseph Estabrooke officiat-
ing, Mary Axtell, daughter of Henry and Hannah (Merriam) Axtell* of
Concord and Marlborough, Mass. She was born at Marlborough, August 8,
1670. I suppose she is the "Widow Mary Newton" who died in Southborough,
March 13, 1741. The following list of papers, in the settlement of her estate,
confirms the supposition — in that her children are also those of Zachariah
Newton 3 . List of papers :

1741. Mary Newton widow, Southborough. #43,311. A.

Citation, to "John Tant of Southborough and Sarah his wife, Joshua Newton and Mary

Newton of Southborough,

Children of Mary Newton, deceased."
Will, allowed July 12, 1741. Gives to

daughters, Sarah and Mary, House and Cattle.

son, Joshua, "my stillyards."

appoints daughter Sarah executrix.,
Inventory. Personal £85—5 — 0.

Rogee Bruce 2 was probably son of John Bruce. He was in Marlborough early ; resided
near Stony Brook and was set off to Southborough. He was a miller and attended Bent's

mill. He married Elizabeth . He died in Southborough. Sept. 16, 1733. Ten

children, born in Marlborough: Samuel 3 , b. 1691; m. 172o or 1721. Elizabeth Townsend ; '<
children ; Abjiah 3 , b. 1693 ; m. 1719, Mary Woods ; Elixha*, b. Sept. 14, 1695 ; m. Silence
Newton (dau. Samuel 3 ) ; Rebecca 3 , b. 1698 ; Sarah 8 , b. 1700 ; Daniel 3 , b. 1701 ; m. Dec. 1,

1732, Bathsheba Bowker ; 8 children; Thomas 3 , b. 1704; m. Sarah ; Hannah', b.

1706; Deliverence 3 , b. 1709; David 3 , b. June 9, 1711; m. (1) 1727, Mary Brigham ; m. (2)
about 1741, Hannah.

See note to Isaac Newton 5 (Isaac 4 , Isaac 3 , Daniel 2 ) for further record. See also Gershom
Newton Jr. 5 .

* William Axtell of Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, Eng., died in 1637. leaving a will in
which he mentions his wife Thomasine and sons John, William, Thomas, Daniel and Samuel
The record of St. Peter's Church, Berkhamstead, Eng., gives the baptism of Thomas. Jan. 26.
1619 ; the birth of Daniel, May 26, 1622. This is Col. Daniel Axtell, an officer under Crom-
well, and one of the judges in the trial of King Charles I of England.

Thomas Axtell 1 came to New England about 1642 and settled in Sudbury, Mass. He
bought there five acres of land Oct., 1643. This land joined that of Edmund Rice, who came
from Berkhamstead. Eng., in 1638 or 39. Thomas Axtell took the oath of fidelity July 9,
1645. He died in Sudbury and was buried there March 8. 1646. His widow. Mary, married
(2) in Sudbury, June 16, 1646, John Maynard (2d wife), who had one son aged about 8 yrs. —
and perhaps other children. He died Dec. 10, 1672, leaving a widow. Mary. They had one
son and four daughters. I give an account of the children of Thomas Axtell. such as I find :
Mary Axtell, bapt. in Berkhamstead, Eng.. Sept. 25, 1639, is supposed to be his dau. and thai
she Is the one who married in Sudbury, Sept. 19, 1656. John Goodnmc 2 (son of Edw. 1 )- — I don't
know; Henry 2 , Hannah 2 , and twins, Mary 2 and Lydiah 2 ; born in Sudbury, June 1. 1644.

Henry Axtell 2 (Thomas 1 ) was, I suppose, born about 1640 or 41. He moved to Marl-
borough, at the time of its incorporation, 1660, and drew his land in the first division. He
was slain by the Indians, April 20, 1676. upon the road between Sudbury and Marlborough.
His widow, Hannah, married July 16, 1677, William Taylor of Concord. Homy Axtell married
in Marlborough, June 14, 1665. Hannah, daughter of George Merkian of Concord. His chil-
dren were: Alary 3 , b. Aug. 8. 1670, m. Zachariah Newton; Thomas 3 , b. Aug. 8, 1672. m. Sarah

Barker, who died , 1750 ; Daniel 3 , b. Nov. 4, 1673, moved to South Carolina, where he

d. 1735 ; Sarah 3 , b. Sept. 28, 1675.



66



NEWTON GENEALOGY



John Taint and Sarah Newton married in Marlborough, January 4, 1740-1,
she then aged 42 years, and the daughter Mary, unmarried, aged 36 years;
Joshua then married, and aged 38 years. The daughter Elizabeth is not men-
tioned in the will.

Zachariah Newton lived in Marlborough. His children were born there. He
died before the division of the town, when his lands were set off to Southborough.

His father's will (1723) gives "to the Children of my son Zachary Newton,
deceased, a Cedar swamp, lying & being within the Township of Westboro' in
Midd x . aforesaid"

In the controversy in the church at Marlborough over the settlement as pastor
of Kev. John Emerson of Ipswich, Zachariah. like a majority of the voting
Newtons, was opposed to it.

Mr. Newton left no will and the administration of his estate was given to his
widow, Mary Newton, she giving the usual bond, which is in printed form [see
bond in the case of Edward Newton 2 ]. The papers in the case in probate court
are two, viz. :

No. 1. Bond of Mary Newton, widow.

No. 2. Inventory. Ex<i 25 May 1718. Vol. 15, p. 181.

15.906. oldest Series. Zachariah Newton, 1718.
No. 1. is the usual printed form of Bond. Mary Newton, Widow of Zachariah gives
bond as Adrux. with Thomas Axtell, as Surety, for £300 — under date of May 23,
1718, recorded in Vol. 15, 181.

Mary X Newton
Mary Browne

Thomas Axtell.
Hannah Rutter

#2. Zachariah Newton.
Marlborough.
The Inventorie of Zachariah Newton deceased taken May 15 th 1718. is as follows.

lb — s — d

viz Wareing Cloathes 06 — 06 —

Hors and furniture 18 — 03 —

Arms and Amunition 01 — 15 —

Books 00—06—6

1 Bed and beding 03—06—0

more. 1. bed and beding 05 — 10 —

trundle Bed and bening 03 — 02 —

Table Linin 00— 12— Ox

Bed Steads and Cords 00—14—0

Woollin and linin yarn 06 — 05 —

one poene of Woole Cloath 02 — 05 —

Brase Kittle and warming pan 02 — 06 —

Iron pot and friing pan 00 — 15 —

Stilyards tongs with other Iron ware 01 — 08 — 6

1 Sillver Spoon and putter dishes 01 — 09 —

Tubs dishes Earthen ware 00 — 16 —

Barrils tubs chairs spining wheels 03 — 02 —

Boots and looking glas 01 — 00 —

one yoak of oxen 11 — 10 — 6

five cows 17 — 10 —

one paire of Stears. 3 years old 08 — 00 —

1 two years old 4 yearlings 2 suckling calves 09 — 15 —

one year old Colt 02—10—0

Cart and wheels, plows chains and other utensels husbandry 08 — 00 —

Chest flax box bels and other Lumber 02 — 14 —

feathers 02—00—0

Corn meat and Malt 05 — 00 —

Swine and poultry 03 — 00 —

Housing and Lands 80 — 00 —



The Sum total— 209— 10— 6



BRANCH OF JOHN 6*7

23d. May 1718

Mary adm. & Jurd Jud Nathanl. Joslin

Exetx. John Manard

F ra F. Jun Joseph Newton.

128 14 6
4
12



129—10—6
80

204—10 . G



CHILDREN.



235. i. Sarah 4 , b. Nov. 2, 1699: m. at Marlborough, Jan. 4, 1740-41, "John Taint

of Southborough." Her mother's will shows this. They are cited to appear
when the will was allowed. She is appointed executrix by the will. See
above. I find no further record of either of them. It has been accepted,
and repeated in print, that this Sarah was the wife of Pelatiah Rice;
which is an error — in the light of the will of the widow of Zachariah
Newton. Sarah Hoice, born July 12, 1699, daughter of John and Rebecca
Howe of Marlborough, was the wife of Pelatiah Rice and may have been
1/V.y. Sarah Newton, a widow, at the time of her marriage, Jan. 11. 1728
(aged 29), to "Pelatiah Rice of Westborough." The record is clear in
both towns as to the name of this wife — Sarah Newton. She died at
Northborough, Jan. 24, 1784, aged 84. That is, she was born six months
before Jan. 24, 1700. He died there April 7, 1775, aged 80. John Howe,
in his will, in 1752. mentions all of his eleven children, one being Sarah,
wife of Pelatiah Rice. See Hist. Marlborough, page 383.

236. ii. Elizabeth 4 , b. Oct. 23, 1701; m. I suppose, , 1725, John Green. The

marriage is recorded in the First Church of Marlborough, and not on the
town records. There were Greens in Sudbury.

237. tiii. Joshua 4 , b. Oct. 13, 1703 ; m. Mary — Mercy Bellows.

238. iv. Mary 4 , b. Oct. 2, 1705; unmarried in 1741. She and her sister, Mrs. Sarah

Taint, were given the home place by will of their mother.



25. THOMAS NEWTON 3 (John 2 , Kichard 1 ), son of John and Elizabeth
(Larkin) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there December 27 or 29,
1674, and died at Westborough, Mass., November 2, 1746, aged 72. In record
of death he is styled "Ensign" Thomas Newton.

He married at Marlborough, August 17, 1698, Kecord Ward, daughter of

Increase and Record ( ) Ward* of Marlborough- Westborough-North-

borough, Mass., born at Marlborough, January or June 28, 1677, and died at
Westborough, November 4, 1746, two days after the death of her husband. "They
were buried in one grave."

Mr. Newton lived at Marlborough, where his children were born. In 1717
this part of the town was set off and became Westborough. He was an active
citizen of the new town, being elected one of its Selectmen for the years 1718,
1719, 1722, 1725, 1729. He is mentioned in records of church affairs there 1725 —
the church founded October 28, 1724.

In the Indian troubles of 1707 and thereabout, Thomas Newton's family was
assigned to Isaac Amsden's garrison house, No. 5. In tbe controversy in rela-
tion to the settlement of Rev. John Emerson in the Marlborough Church, Thomas
Newton was one of those who opposed it, 1702.

His will was probated in 1747, Westborough, No. 43,443.

♦Increase Ward 2 (Dea. Wm. 1 ), b. 1644, d. 1690; res. in that part of Marlborough now
Northborough. His farm was on the river and he had a sawmill. By wife, Record, he had
children. She died 1726. He was son of Dea. William Ward 1 , the immigrant, who was in
Sudbury and a proprietor there in 1639 ; and second wf. Elizabeth. He died 1687. She
died 1700, aged 87.



,;S • NEWTON GENEALOGY

C1IILDREX.

239. i. Martha 4 , b. June 1, 1699; d. at Westborough, Jau. 21, 1722, in her 24th

year; in., then of Shrewsbury, at Marlborough. Sept. 20, 1721, Isaac
Tomlin, Jr., son of Dea. Isaac and Mary (Wait) Tomliu* of Marlborough
and Brookfield, Mass., born at Marlborough. Dec. 22. 1007. and died at
Westborough, where he resided, Aug. 9, 1739.

240. tii. Thomas 4 , Jr., b. Sept. 7. 1700; in. Anna Wilson of Lancaster.

241. tiii. Obediah 4 , b. Jan. 6, 1701-2 ; in. Abigail .

242. iv. Phebe 4 , b. Sept. 18, 1704 ; bapt. July 14, 1706, C. R. 1.

243. fv. Abner 4 , b. March 21, 1708; m. Vashti Eager.

244. vi. Persis 4 , b. April 19, 1713; d. at Westborough, Oct. 10, 1740; m. at West-

borough, Dec. 23, 1731, Lieut. Eleazer Rice, son of Edmund and Ruth
(Parker.) Rice? of Roxbury and Westborough, born at the latter place

Aug. 20, 1709, died . probably at Shrewsbury. His will, dated

April 11, 1767, was proved May 5, 1767. In it he is called of Shrewsbury.
In 1729 he was at Shrewsbury in possession of house lot No. 24, and in
1730, of house lot 31. After his marriage the family lived at Westborough,
where he and his wife were admitted to the church and where their children
were born. In 1700 he was again in Shrewsbury, highway surveyor there,
and calls himself of that town in his will. 1707. Their children were:

245. 1. Dinah 5 Rice. b. March 11, 1734; m. Joseph Baker (2d wf . t .

246. 2. Silas 5 Rice, b. Jan. 26, 1736.

247. 3. Hepzibah* Rice, b. Jan. 15, 1738: m. Thomas Hardy of Brookfield.

248. 4. Zerviah? Rice, b. Sept. 11, 1741 ; m. John Brigham of Shrewsbury.

249. 5. Timothif Rice, b. April 22, 1744.



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