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Contrary to my intention, this third volume is larger than
the second, and I fear that the fourth, of which nearly one half
is already printed, may not be confined in fewer pages than the
preser^ My apology will, probably, be accepted by all sub-
scribers, for it was most reasonable that each volume shotild
begin with a new letter.

Often I have been desired to explain the marks, as *, and
others, set before the baptismal names in so many instances.
They are exactly copied from Farmer's Register, and seemed
to me appropriate. They are hereunder described.

§ shows, that the man was Governor or Presideat.
f " that he was Deputy Governor.
J " that he was an Assistant, or Counsellor.
* " that he was a Kepresentative.

II " that he belonged to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
of Massachusetts.



Kates. See Gates.

Kathehick. See Carthrick.

Keais, Samuel, New Hampsh. m. 4 Feb. 1696, Mary, wid. of John
Hoddy, had Samuel, b. 11 Apr. 1697; and William, 27 Aug. 1699.

Keats, Richakd, Boston 1677, bricklayer.

Keayne, II Benjamin, Boston 1638, only s. of Eobert, b. in London,
came with his f. when his age was rat. perhaps two or more yrs. too low,
freem. 6 Sept. 1639, ar. co. 1638, m. bef.-9 June 1639, Sarah, d. of Gov.
Thomas Dudley, had only ch. Ann ; Hv. some short time at Lynn, was
a maj. went home, in disgust with his w. a. 1645, and repud. her; d.
1668. She had been disciplin. Nov. 1646 for irreg. prophesy, and was
excom. in Oct. 1647, and sadly degrad. but was made the w. of one
Pacey. Ann, wh. was well provid: for in will of gr.f. K. mak. the
chief gent, here to assist his w. " to dispose of her for her future educ.
unto some such wise and godly mistress or fara. where she may have her
carnal disposition most of all subdu. and reform, by strict discipline ;
and also that they would show like care and assist, in seasona. time to
provide some fit and godly match, proportiona. to her est. and condit.
that she may live comforta. and be fit to do good in her place, and not to
suffer her to be circumvent, or to cast away hers, upon some swagger,
gent, or other, that will look more after the enjoy, what she hath, than
live in the fear of God, and true love to her,'' m. 11 Dec. 1657, Edward
Lane, a merth. from London, and, next, to Nicholas Paige ; but she




seems ill to have repaid the pious care of her gr.f. and d. 30 June 1704.
Her gr.f. took care, that her mo. " Sarah Dudley, now Sarah Pacey, may
have no part " of the prop, thus giv. to the d. The unhappy w. of K.
d. Nov. 1659. See Winth. I. 314 and II. 4. John, Hingham, d. 14
Jan. 1650, of wh. no more is kn. but that his name appears sometimes
Cane. * || Robebt, Boston, merch. of the Merch. Taylors' comp. of
London, came in the Defence, 1635, aged 40, with w. Ann, 38 ; and s.
Benjamin, 16; perhaps, however, some of these yrs. are designedly
wrong. In 1624 he had been one of the Undertakers, wh. encourag. the
Plymouth Pilgrims, and of his pub. spirit no doubt can be felt by any
wh. reads his will, begun 1 Aug. 1653, and for some yrg. extend, of wh.
a very short abstr. is seen in Geneal. Reg. VI. 89 and 152. He was
freem. 25 May 1636, rep. 1638 and 9, one of the found, of ar. co. hav.
been " train, up in milit. discip. from his younger yrs." in London Artill. ;
d. 23 Mar. 1656, and his wid. m. 16 Oct. 1660, Samuel Cole. William,
Boston, had w. Agnes, wh. join, the ch. 31 May 1646.
Kebt, or Kebby. See Kibby.

Kedall, Kbdell, or KEEDELL,is a strange name of two maids that
m. very reput. at Watertown, viz. Mary, 11 Jan. 1655, Thomas Whitney ;
and Bethia, 3 Nov. 1666, Theophilus Phillips; and- long and large inq.
has been foil, as to their origin.

Keden, Benjamin, Boston 1661, serv. of Rice Jones.
Keeler, * John, Norwalk, s. of Ralph, m. 18 June 1678, Mehitable,
d. of John Rockwell, had Eliz. b. 19 Mar. 1679; John, 26 Dec. 1682;
and, perhaps, others ; was rep. 1698. Ralph, Hartford, had a lot in
1640, tho. not orig. propr. there had Rebecca, b. 9 Feb. 1651 ; and Eliz.
wh. may have been b. at Norwalk ; beside an elder d. wh. m. Thomas
Moorhouse, wh. was not nam. in the will of 20 Aug. 1672, when he
calls his age 59 yrs. and the Ct. of pro. correct, the oversight in her
favor. With the first sett, of Norwalk he plant, there, was freem. 1668
had John, Ralph, Samuel, and Jonah,' wh. d. 1676; and d. 1672, betw.
20 Aug. and 10 Sept. He had m. Sarah, wid. of Henry Whelpley.
Ralph, Norwalk, perhaps the eldest s. of the preced. freem. 1675, had
Sarah, wh. m. 7 Dec. 1702, Nathan Olmstead, as may be guess, from
Hall, 194. Prob. he had other ch. * Samuel, Norwalk, br. of the
preced. was in the gr. Narragansett fight, 19 Dec. 1675, m. 10 Mar.
, 1682, Sarah, d. of Mark Sension, or St. John, had Samuel; and prob!
more ; was rep. 1701. Walter, Norwalk 1651, perhaps a nonentity. '
Keeley, Ed-waed, New Haven, a propr. in 1685, may be he, wh.
came from London, 1635, in the Hopewell, Capt. Bundocke, aged 14

Keen, or Kean, Arthur, Boston, d. Mar. or Apr. 1687, his will
being of 21 Mar. in that yr. pro. 14 Apr. foil. It ment. w. Jane, to wh.


he gave all his est. for her life ; s. John and d. Sarah Pierce, wh. was w.
of William, m. 13 July 1666, equal sh. of remainder. James, Brain-
tree 1645, was eapt. John, Boston 1662, mariner, and in few yrs. inn-
holder, may be that passeng. in the Confidence from Southampton, 1638,
aged 17, with Martha, 60, wh. may have been his mo. Eliz. Martha,
Josias, and Sarah, prob. his br. and sis. Josiah, Duxbury, m. Hannah,
d. of John Dingley, had John, b. 1661 ; Josiah ; Matthew ; and liannah.
The last m. 1695, Isaac Oldham of Scituate. William, Salem 1638, of
wh. Felt says, he had in that yr. a gr. of Id. and nobody else tells
any thing.

Keent, Kent, or Keenet, Alexander, Wethersfield, freem. 1667,
d. 1680, leav. Alexatider, 18; Thomas, and Sarah, tw. 16; Joseph, 14;
Lydia, 11; Ebenezer, 8; and Richard, 6. His wid. Alice d. 1683.
John, New London, s. of WiUiam, freem. 1670, m. Oct. 1661, Sarah, d.
of William Douglas, had Susanna, b. Sept, 1662; John, William, and
Hannah. William, Gloucester, by w. Agnes had Susanna ; Mary ;
and John, b. a. 1640; rem. to New London a. 1651 ; in 1662 was aged
a. 61, and his w. 63; he d. 1675. Susanna m. Ralph Parker; and
Mary m. Samuel Beebe. This name is not bee. Kinne.

Keep, John, Springfield 1660, freem. 1669, m. 31 Dee. 1663, Sarah
Leonard, had Sarah, b. 1666; Eliz. 1668, d. young; Samuel, 1670;
Hannah, 1673 ; and Jabez, wh. was, with his mo. tak. by the Ind. 20
Mar. 1676, when the f. was k. as were the mo. and ch. soon after. The
Commander of the forces on Conn. riv. Maj. Savage, in despatch of
28 Mar. tells the story. Samuel, Springfield, s. of the preced. m. 1696,
Sarah Colton, had twelve ch.

Keese, John, Portsmouth, R. L m. 18 Sept. 1682, Ann, d. of Shad-
rach Manton, had Alice, b. Aug. 1683 ; William, 26 Oct. 1685 ; Patience,
27 June 1690; John, 14 Mar. 1693 ; Shadrach, 5 Oct. 1695 ; Ann, 26
Oct. 1698 ; and he d. 10 Dec. 1700.

Keet, Feancis, Northampton, had come from the E. part of the
Col. on serv. in Philip's war, was at the Falls fight, 19 May 1676 ; m.
Hannah, d. of John French, had Francis, John, and, perhaps, Thomas.

Keetoh, John, Boston, by w. Hannah had Mary, wh. d. 1 Jan. 1656,
says the rec.

Keisae. See Keysar.

Keith, James, first min. of Bridgewater, bred at one of the coll. in
Aberdeen, came a. 1662, was ord. early in 1664, when he vras under 21
yrs. d. 23 July 1719, in 76th yr. In the solemn induct, a part was
bom by Rev. Increase Mather, perhaps the youngest min. in the assemb. ;
yet in the Magn. III. 4, with heedlessness, strange even in Cotton
Mather, his third classis, " of siich min. as came over to N. E. after the


reestabl. of the Episc. cb, gov." in Eng. among all the veterans is
crowd, in our Keith ; wh. might be less, could not be more than 18 yrs.
Ever honor, should be his name for oppos. to the design of putting to d.
the child of king Philip. His first w. was Susanna, prob. d: of deac.
Samuel Edson, and his sec. 1707, was Mary Williams of Taunton, wid.
of Thomas ; and all his ch. were by the first. Of one d. as I presume,
the m. is found at Taunton in the rec. of Jonathan Howard and Susannah
K. 8 Jan. 1689. Progeny of his s. James, Joseph, Samuel, Timothy,
John, and Josiah, is scatt. thro, most of the TJ. S. At Bridgewater alone
in 1810, this name count. 200. Of his ds. Margaret m. a Hunt ;
and Mary m. Ephraim Howard. James, Bridgewater, s. of the preced.
by w. Mary had James, b. 1696 ; Mary, 1698 ; Gershom, 1701 ; Israel,
1703; Faitliful, 1704; Esther, 1707; Jane, 1709; and Simeon, 1712;
rem. to Mendon 1719. John, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. m. 1711,
Hannah, d. of Samuel Washburn, had John, b. 1712; James, 1716;
Israel, 1719; Hannah, 1721; Kezia, 1723; Daniel, 1725; Susanna,
1727; Zephaniah, 1730; Joseph; and Mary; and d. 1761. His wid.
d. 1766. * Joseph, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. m. Eliz. d. of Ed-
ward Fobes, had Ann, b. 1695 ; Susanna, 1697 ; Joseph, 1699 ; Jemima,
1701 ; Eleazer, 1703 ; Abigail, 1705 ; Ephraim, 1707 ; Ichabod, 1709 ;
Martha, 1711 ; Mary, 1713 ; and Eliz. 1715 ; was rep. 1726, and made
his will 1730 ; and his wid. made hers 1759. Josiah, Bridgewater, br.
of the preced. m. 1703, Mary, d. of Samuel Lothrop, had Margaret, b.
1704; Joseph, 1706; William, 1708 ; Mark, 1710; Sarah, 1712; Mary,
1714; Daniel, 1716; Jane; Silence; and Phebe ; and rem. to Easton.
Samuel, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. m. 1703, Bethia, d. of Edward
Fobes, had Constant, b. 1703; Amos, 1705; Samuel, 1707- ; Bethia,
1710; Susanna, 1714; Ebenezer, 1716; Robert, 1718; Jane, 1720 ;
and Benjamin, 1723, and d. 1750. Timothy, Bridgewater, br. of the
preced. m. 1710, Hannah, d. of Edward Fobes, had Timothy, b. 1711 ;
Abiah, 1712 ; Nathan, 1714; and Hannah, 1718. His w. d. 1765 ; and
he d. 1767, in 83d yr. says Mitchell, from whose work all of this fam.
is tak. Four at Harv. and three at the other N. E. coll. had been er
in 1829.

Kellen, KiLLiN, or Kelling, James, Charlestown, ra. 12 Dec. 1679,
Hannah Trarice, perhaps d.of John, had James, b. 10 May foil. Samuel
1 Oct. 1682 ; and Margaret, 25 Oct. 1684.

Kellogg, * Daniel, Norwalk 1655, by first w. wh. is unkn. to us, had
Mary, b. 1663, wh. m. 1680, Joseph Piatt of Milford; and Rachel, Feb.
1664, wh. m. Abraham Nichols; and he m. 1665, J3ridget, d. of John
Bouton, as sec. w. had Sarah, Feb. 1666, wh. m. Daniel Brinsmead •
Eliz. Aug. J668 (but I find confus. in Hall, 187), wh. d. young; Daniel'
7 May 1671; Samuel, Feb. 1674; Lydia, Apr. 1676; Benjamin and


Joseph, tw. Mar. 1678, of wh. Benjamin d. bef. Nov. 1703; was rep.
1670, and six of seven yrs. aft. ; and d. 1688. Daniel, Norwalk, eldest
s. of the preced. had Daniel, b. 7 Mar. 1691 ; John, a. 1701 ; Benjamin,
1704; Joanna, 1706; and Eliasaph, July 1709 ; and the f. d. that yr.
Whether he had more than one w. or wh. was mo. of his ch. I find not.
Joseph, Farmington, weaver, freem. 1654, had John, bapt. 29 Dec.
1656; and Martin; rem. 1659 to Boston, had Edward, b. 1 Oct. 1660,
but next yr. sold his prop, in B. and went to Hadley ; where his first w.
Joanna d. 14 Sept. 1666, and he m. 9 May foil. Abigail, d. of Stephen
Terry. Beside these ch. he had Samuel, 1662; Joanna, 8 Dec. 1664,
wh. m. 29 Nov. 1683, John Smith of H. ; and Sarah, 1666 ; all by first ;
and by sec. w. had Stephen, 1668; Nathaniel, 8 Oct. 1669; Abigail,
1671 ; Eliz. 1673 ; Prudence, 1675 ; Ebenezer, 1677 ; Jonathan, 1679 ;
Daniel, 1682, d. in 2 yrs. ; Joseph, 1684 ; and Ephraim, 1687, d. young.
All the ds. were m. In the Falls fight he was a lieut. and command, the
men of H. He d. 1707, then hav. fourteen adult ch. As they scatt. so
much, I give the places of resid. of most of the eleven s. John, wh. had
ten ch. liv. at Hadley ; Martin was at Hatfield, and Deerfield ; Edward
had nine ch. b. at Hadley, and then rem. to Brookfield ; Samuel, sett, at
Hartford, had nine ch. ; Stephen, in Westfield, had eleven ch. ; Nathaniel,
at Hadley and Amherst, had eight or nine ch. ; Ebenezer, and Jonathan
sett, at Colchester ; Joseph, wh. had no ch. was at Hatfield. Ano.
Joseph, call. jr. was at Hadley in 1678, old eno. to take o. of fidel. in
Feb. 1679. Joseph, Norwalk, s. of the first Daniel, m. 25 Nov. 1702,
Sarah, d. of John Plum of Milford, had Eliz. b. 5 Oct. 1703 ; Sarah, 5
Apr. 1706; Joseph, 26 Sept. 1707; Kachel,.15 July 1710; Hannah, 1
Aug. 1712; and his w. d. 17 Aug. foil, but the same page of Hall, in
the next line, says he m. Mary, wid. of Andrew Lyon, on l7 Aug. 1712,
wh. must be a mistake fori 10 Oct. and this was less than eight wks. aft.
d. of first w. ; and had David, 28 Sept. 1715 ; and Benjamin, 26 Sept.
1717 ; and d. a. 1721. Maktin, Hatfield, s. of the first Joseph, m. 10
Dec. 1684, Ann, d. of Samuel Hinsdale, had Martin, b. 26 Oct. 1686 ;
and Ann, 14 July 1689 ; by sec. w. Sarah, d. of the first John Dickinson
of Hadley, wid. of Samuel Lane, had Joseph, 8 Nov. 1691 ; Joanna, 8
Feb. 1693 ; Eebecca, 22 Dec. 1695 ; and Jonathan, 17 Dec. 1698. He,
with ch. Martin, Joseph, Joanna, and Eebecca, were tak. 29 Feb. 1704,
by the Fr. and Ind. when they destroy. Deerfield (where he had liv.
some yrs.) and carr. to Canada, and long kept, prison, but all came back,
exc. Joanna, wh. m. an Ind. ch. and bore him childr. Nathaniel,
Farmington 1653, had been one of the sett, at Hartford 1640, tho. not
orig. propr. had, perhaps, Eliz. b. 1652 ; Joseph, 1653 ; and Nathaniel,
bapt. 29 Oct. 1654, wh. all d. early, and he d. aft. short resid. at F.



Nathaniel, Hadley, s. of Joseph of the same, m. 28 June 1692, Sarah,
d. of Samuel Boltwood, had Nathaniel, b. 22 Sept. 1693, and prob.
others ; rem. to Amherst, and d. 30 Oct. 1750. Samuel, Hatfield, per-
haps br. of first Joseph, m. 24 Nov. 1664, Sarah, wid. of Nathaniel
Gunn, d. of Robert Day, had Samuel, b. 1669 ; Nathaniel, 1671 ; Eben-
ezer, 1674; and Joseph, 1676, wh. was k. with his mo. 19 Sept. 1677
by the Ind. wh. carr. young Samuel off to Canada, whence he came
back. He m. 1679, Sarah Eoot of Westfield, had John, b. 1680; and
Thomas, 1 681 ; wh. both d. at H. unm. over 70 yrs. of age ; and Sarah,
1684. The elder s. Nathaniel, and Ebenezer sett, at Colchester, and
perhaps, Samuel too. Samuel, Hartford, s. perhaps, of Joseph the
first, had Samuel, b. 1688; Margaret, Jan. 1690; Abraham, 1692;
John ; Isaac ; Jacob ; Benjamin ; Joseph ; and Daniel. Samuel, Nor-
walk, s. of the first Daniel, m. 6 Sept. 1704, Sarah, d. of John Piatt,
had Sarah, b. 26 Sept. 1705 ; Samuel, 23 Dec. 1706 ; Mary, 29 Jan.
1709 ; Martin, 23 Mar. 1711 ; Abigail, 19 Jan. 1713 ; Lydia, 30 Oct.
1715 ; Gideon-, 5 Dec. 1717 ; and Epenetus, 26 June 1719. Stephen,
Westfield, s. of Joseph of Hadley, by w. Lydia had Lydia, b. 24 Jan.
1697 ; Moses, 26 Oct. 1700, d. young; Abigail, 27 Dec. 1702 ; Daniel,
16 Dec. 1704 ; Ephraim, 2 July 1707 ; Mercy, 30 Oct. 1709 ; Noah, 13
Feb. 1712; Silas, 7 Apr. 1714; Amos, 13 Sept. 1716; and d. 5 June
1722. Twenty of this name had, in 1829, been gr. at the N. E. coll.
Large acco. of the descend, of Silas, fifth s. of Stephen bef. ment. wh.
was the fifth s. of Joseph the first, may be seen in Geneal. Reg. XIL

Kellond, Thomas, Boston, merch. recent, from Eng. had warrant,
in May 1661, from our Gov. Endicot, for pursuit that was fruitless of
the regicides, Whalley and Goffe ; m. Abigail, d. of Capt. Thomas
Hawkins, wid. of Samuel Moore, had Susanna, b. 21 Oct. 1665 ; John,
2 June 1667, d. young; John, again, 13 Feb. 1669, d. young; Thomas,
18 July 1670, d. young; Samuel, 11 Sept. 1671 ; Eliz. 14 Aug. 1673;
Thomas, again, 29 Aug. 1674; John, again, 15 June 1678 ; and Rich-
ard, 26 Sept. 1681 ; d. 12 July 1686, and his wid. m. third h. Hon.
John Foster, wh. she outliv. 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIIL 68, 105 ; Hutch.
I. 243, 330 ; and Hutch. Coll. 334, where is the very curious docum.
call, their return. Thomas, Boston, by w. Eliz. had EHz. b. 6 Aug.
1687, d. soon; Eliz. again, 6 Dec. 1689; Mary, 4 July 1697; and
Thomas, 4 Mar. 1699.

Kellt, Abel, Salem, freem. 2 June 1641, rem. to where I kn. not.
Benjamin, a freem. of Mass. 1669, 1 can assign to no town with confid.
David, Boston, by w. Eliz. had David, b. 18 Dec. 1647; and Samuel
1653, and ano. Samuel, 9 Oct. 1657. He d. 1662, and his wid. Eliz. had
admin, the childr. being refer, to. She m. 4 Aug. 1663, Robert Smith.


David, Portsmouth, and Newbury,, mariner, was, prob. s. of the preced.
Henry, Lancaster, was freem. 1668, if the printer have not mistak. the
name, that, perhaps,was intend, for Kerley. John, Newbury, among
the first sett, came, says Coffin, from Newbury in Berks, 1635, had
Sarah, b. 12 Feb. 1641; and John, 2 July 1642, d. 28 Dec. 1644.
John, Newbury, only s. of the preced. m. 25 May 1663, Sarah, d. of
Richard Knight, had Richard, b. 28 Feb. 1666; John, 17 June 1668
Sarah, 1 Sept. 1670; Abiel, 12 Dec. 1672; Rebecca, 15 May 1675
Mary, 24 May 1678 ; Jonathan, 20 Mar. 1681 ; Joseph, 1 Dec. 1683
and Hannah, 17 Nov. 1686. He was freem. 1669, and d. 21 Mar. 1718,
His s. John by his sec. w. Eliz. Emery, beside seven other ch. had John
b. 8 Oct. 1697, liv. at Atkinson, d. 27 Apr. 1783, wh. was f. of Col
Moses, wh. d. 2 Aug. 1824, aged 86, and of Rev. William, H. C. 1767,
first min. of Warner, and f. of John, the assid. seer, of the N. H. Hist.
Soc. and Reg. of Prob. for Rockingham. A John K. was adm. freem
of Conn. 1658 ; but of his resid. I learn not. Renald, or Reginald,
Pemaquid, took o. of fidel. 1674. * Roger, Isle of Shoals 1668, m. at
Exeter, 29 Sept. 1681, Mary, d. of William Holdridge of Salisbury, was
rep. at the first gen. Ct. in Boston says Farmer, under the new chart.
1692. Twelve of this name had, in 1829, been gr. at the N. E. coll.

Kelset, John, Hartford, s. oif William, freem. 1658, m. Phebe, d. of
Nicholas Disbrow, rem. to Killingworth ; was lieut. d. 1709, leav. w.
Hannah, ch. John, Joseph, Josiah, and three ds. ws. of Joseph WilcoXson,
Nathaniel Parmelee, and John Lane. Mark, Windsor, perhaps br. of
the preced. m. 8 Mar. 1659, Rebecca Hoskins, had Rebecca, b. 2 Jan.
foil, and John, wh. d. young. His w. d. 28 Aug. 1683, and within four
mos. he took sec. w. Abigail Atwood, wh. d. 28 Mar. 1713. Stephen,
Hartford, s. of William, m. 15 Nov. 1672, Hannah, eldest d. of John
Ingersoll, first of Westfield, not " Higgioson of Wethersfield," as Hin-
man, p. 151, says, and repeats, 261 ; had Hannah, b. 1675 ; Stephen, 20
Sept. 1677; John, 20 Jan. 1680; Daniel, 14 Sept. 1682; William, 19
Feb. 1685 ; James, 21 Aug. 1687 ; and Charles, 15 June 1692 ; and d.
30 Nov. 1710. * William, Cambridge 1632, freem. 4 Mar. 1 635, rem.
to Hartford, thence, a. 1663, to Killingworth, but at H. the only ch. b.
were Abigail, in Apr. 1645 ; Stephen, 7 Nov. 1647 ; and Daniel, 1650 ;
but, no doubt, others were omit, in the rec. or were earlier b. at C. was
rep. in 1671, when the rec. is Callsey, but oft.it is Kelse, Kelso, Kelsea,
Kelsa, or Kelsy. ^

Kelson, Thomas, Reading.

Kemble, or Kemball. See Kimball.

Kempe, Edward, Dedham, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, prob. was of Wen-
ham 1651, and aft. a blacksmith, and d. 17 Dec. 1668, at Chelmsford, to
wh. he rem. 1655. His will of 27 Dec. preced. names only d. Esther,


w. of Samuel Foster, and her s. Samuel, and his own kinsm. Samuel of
Groton. Robert, Dedham 1639, adm. with w. of the eh. that yr. as
was Esther on 6 Mar. 1646. Samuel, Billerica 1659, aft. prob. at
Andover, and at Groton, where the fam. widely extend, by w. Sarah had
Jonathan, b. 6 Apr. 1668; Mehitable, 4 Jan. 1673; and Bethia, 9 July
1683. William, Duxbury, is call, in the custom ho. certif from South-
ampton, Apr. 1635, a serv. passeng. in the James, arr. at Boston, 3 June
foil. But I presume there is intentional carelessness in the number of
passeng. and as Thomas Thacher is not nam. this man's name may be
miscall.; had William; and d. Sept. 1641, leav. wid. Eliz. admix.
William, Dover 1664, of wh. no more is kn. William, Duxbury, s,
of the first William, m. Patience, d. of Rev. Thomas Thacher.

Kempster, Daniel, Cambridge, freem. 1647. Abigail, perhaps his
d. more prob. his w. d. 22 Oct. 1657. His will, of 27 Sept. 1665, pro.
2 Apr. 1667, names no w. nor ch.

Kempthorne, Daniel, Cambridge, is in the list of credit, of James
Astwood "for keeping his sons," 16^3. Simon, Charlestown, perhaps
s. of Daniel, m. Mary, d. of Robert Long, had Sarah, b. 1656, wh. d.
21 Oct. 1671. Early in July 1656 he brot. from Barbados, as master of
the ship Swallow, two women, the first Quakers in this Col. for wh. he
was blam. by the Court of Assist, and he d. a. 1657. His wid. d. 14
Jan. 1675.

Kempton, Ephraim, Scituate, perhaps br. of Manasseh, is includ. in
the list of those able to bear arms, 1643, with Ephraim jr. but his name
is eras. bee. no doubt, he was too old or infirm, and he d. 5 May 1645.
We kn. not when he came, but it was after 1627, as may clearly be
infer, for he is not ment. in the div. of cattle that yr. Ephraim, Scitu-
ate, prob. s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 28 Jan. 1646, Joanna Rawlins,
d. of Thomas, had Joanna, b. 29 Sept. 1647; Patience, 2 Oct. 1648, d.
soon; Ephraim, 1 Oct. 1649; Manasseh, 1 Jan. 1652; and d. 1655.
His wid. d. 31 Mar. next yr. Deane, 299, is deficient in dates.
Ephraim, Boston, gunsmith, prob. s. of the preced. m. 7 Nov. 1673,
Patience, d. of Elder Thomas Faunce, had rem. 1677 to Salem, but,
perhaps, went to Plymouth late in life, and his wid. is one of the instances,
well authentica. (as very few are) of much exceed. 100 yrs. of age. Her
memory was accurate, if not happy, for she saw the head of Philip, the
gr. Ind. king, upon a pole at Plymouth, where it remain, over twenty
yrs. from his fall, and said, that a wren used to make her nest in the
skull, where she hatch, her young every yr. * ManasseHj Plymouth,
one of the "old comers," prob. in the Ann, 1623, tho. the name in the
div. of Ids. is print. Faunce, stand, next to John F. but the infreq. bapt.
name encourages this conject. and in the div. of cattle, 1627, he had sh.
with' Julian, his w. sis. of Gov. Bradford, wid. of George Morton ; was


rep. 1639, at the first assemb. in the Col. and for nine yrs. more ; was
one of the first purch. with Gov. B. of Dartmouth, and d. 14 Jan. 1663 ;
and the rec. adds : " He did much good in his place, the time God lent
him." His wid..d. 19 Feb. 1665, in 81st yr. See Russell's Guide to
Plymouth, appx. XI.

Ken, Robert, Reading, among early sett.

Kendall, Francis* "Woburn 1640, m. 24 Dec. 1644, Mary Tidd,
had;' John, b. 2 July 1646;.5'homas, 10 Jan. 1649 ; /Mary, 20 Jan.
1651 ^Eliz- 15 Jan. l'653 ;'%annah, 26 Jan. 1655 ;tRebecca, 2 Mar.
1657 ;^amuel,,8 Mar. 1659 ^acob, 25 Jan. 1661 ; andlbigail, 6 Apr.
1666 ; was freem. 1647; in 1700 sw. he was a. fourscore yrs. old. His
w. d. 1705, and his will was pro. soon aft. his d. 1708. Mary m. Israel
Read ; Eliz. m. James Pierce ; Hannah m. William Green, as his sec.
w. ; Rebecca m. Joshua Eaton; and Abigail m. 24 May 1686, William

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