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Stoddard, wh. d. 19 Sept. 1746. Daniel, Watertown, youngest s. of
Hugh of the same, stud, for a profess, and went as surg. of a vessel
from Charlestown, of wh. James Ellson of that town was master, in
1678 or 9, was captur. as tradit. tells, by an Algerine corsair, and prob.
d. in Barbary. Daniel, Stonington 1673, s. of major John, rem. that
yr. to New London or Norwich, m. a wife for wh. he had obt. liberty
to come to Roxbury to her relations in the early spring of 1676, and for
this yr. to dwell there, his s. Daniel was bapt. at R. 9 Apr. in that yr.
and aft. her ret. prob. sh^ d. and he at Hingham, m. Oct. 1679, Rebecca
Hobart. He was that yr. sch.master at Norwich, rem. thence to
Lebanon, and finally to Stonington, there d. 1736. Edmund, Water-
town, a propr. 1642. Edward, one of the early sett, at Wethersfield,
of wh. no more is kn. exc. that in 1640, aft. d. his in v. of a good est. is
found in the rec. but no fam. is heard of. Elias, Salem, had there
bapt. Sarah, and Mary, 23 May 1647 ; Hannah, 14 Jan. 1649 ; Martha,
18 May 1651 ; and Elias, 29 May 1653. His will of 1 May 1684, pro.
13 June 1688, ment. w. Eliz. and no ch. but Sarah, w. of John Robinson,
with gr.ch. John ; and Mary, w. of George Cox, with gr.ch. George.
Emma, a wid. of Eastwell, Co. Kent, who came in the Hercules, 1685,
and had gr. of Id. 1637, at "Salem, may have been his mo. tho. no ch. in
the ship's list of passeng. is giv. Henry, Scituate 1643, perhstps rem.
to Dorchester, and may be the freera. of 1650, aft. 1656 a brewer in
Boston, wh. d. 1G76, and in his will of 6 Oct. of that yr. pro. next mo.



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ment. -w. Esther, d. of the first Abraham Howe, no ch. and cous. i. e.
niece Mary, d. of Joseph Eliot. Henry, Boston, serv. to James Everell,
d. 10 Nov. 1663. * HoGH, "Watertown, a tanner, came in the Francis,
from Ipswich, Co. Suff'k. 1634, aged 28, with w. Esther,- 22, freem. 4
Mar. 1635, had Hannah, b. 23 Sept. 1636; Eliz. 3 Sept. 1638, d.
young; Euth, bur. 17 Dec. 1640; Mary, b. 18 Dec. 1640; John, 1
Jan. 1645; Joseph, 10 Aug. 1646; Daniel, 19 Feb. 1649, prob. H. C.
1666; and Sarah, 25 Sept. 1651 ; was rep. 1644, 5, 60 and oft. later to
1676 and 7; in 1652 a capt. and d. 10 Oct. 1678, and his wid. d. 21
May 1692. Hannah m. 17 Oct. 1653, Joshua ;Brooks of Concord;
Mary m. 20 May 1668, Rev. Joseph Estabrook ; and Sarah m. the
same day capt. Andrew Gardner of Muddy riv. Of ano. Hugh we
may be led to inq. the resid. by the passage in Drake's Hist, of Boston,
418, of expedit. into the Ind. country, 1676, by one of this name, when
we may justly presume, that our Watertown rep. was too old for such
severe duty. Jacob, Boston, s. of Ralph, prob. the instrument maker,
of wh. Judge Sewall notes the d. 9 Feb. 1695, by w. Rebecca had Eliz.
b. 29 July 1671, d. soon; Eliz. again, 23 Apr. 1676; Hannah, 25 May
1678; Jacob, 23 Apr. 1680; Rebecca, 24 Aug. 1681; and Joseph, 9
Feb. 1684. John, the patentee of N. Hampsh. by whose pub. spirit,
tho. he never came in person to our country, so much was effect, in its
sett, that he well deserves ment. in this work, d. 26 Nov. 1637, leav.
only ch. Jane to inherit his vexatious principality. She m. John Tufton,
Esquire, had John, wh. d. without issue, as is told by Farmer, and Rob-
ert, who took the name of Mason, f X* John, Dorchester, tho. thot. by
some to have come 1630, with Winth. 'prob. came early in 1632, was
in Dec. of that yr. sent as lieut. with 20 men against a pirate at the E.
for wh. in July foil, he was paid £10, and bee. capt. in Nov. aft. was
first on the list of freem. 4 Mar. 1635, and disting. then by title of capt.
rep. 1635 and 6, and this yr. rem. with Warham to Windsor, of great
serv. in milit. and civ. life, finished the Pequot war, in 1637, being in
chief com. rep. 1637 to 41, then Assist, to 59, then dep.-gov. for eight
yrs. maj.-gen. and commiss. for the Congr.^ of N. E. 1647, 54, 5, 6, 9,
and .61. From Windsor he rem. 1 647 to Saybrook, thence to first sett,
of Norwich 1659. By first w. wh. d. at W. we kn. not of any ch. but
he took sec. w. in July 1639, nam. Peck, and. had, perhaps, Isabel;
certain. Priscilla, b. Oct. 1641 ; Samuel, July 1644; John, Aug. 1646;
Rachel, Oct. 1648; Ann, June 1650; Daniel, Apr. 1652; a,nd "Eliz.
Aug. 1654 ; and d. at N. 30 Jan. 1672,'in 72d yr. AH that the diligence
of Prince, the annalist, could gather to prefix to his Hist, of the i^equot
war may be read in 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 122 ; and later inq. adds
little ; yet in Sparks's Amer. Biog. Vol. III. of 2d Series, is a copious



168 MASON.

biogr. of the great capt. writ, with much felicity, by the Rev. George E.
Ellis. Isabel m. 17 June 1658, John Bissell of Windsor; Priscilla m,
8 Oct. 1664, Eev. James Fitch ; Eliz. m. 8 May 1671, Thomas Norton;
Rachel m. 12- June 1678, Charles Hill, as his sec. w. and of the other d.
we are not told. Thro. Daniel, the youngest s. the late Hon. Jeremiah
deriv. descent. John, Portsmouth, E. I. 1655, was, perhaps, of West-
erly in 1669. John, Watertown, an early sett, perhaps elder br. of
Hugh, was a capt. d. 10 Oct. 1678, in 73d yr. by the gr.stone. John,
Dedham, s. of the first Robert, m. 5 May 1651, Mary, d. prob. of John
Eaton, had Hannah, bapt. 15 July 1655; John, 23 Aug. 1657; and
ano. d. 25 Aug. 1661. John, Salem, bricklayer, 1661, may be he wh.
m. at Charlestown 30 Jan. 1659, Ann CoUiham. John, Concord, wh,
d. 10 Mar. 1667, had m. 11 Dec. 1662, Hannah Ramsden, and his ch.
were John, b. 14 May 1664, and Hannah. J* John, Norwich, s. of
famous major John, freem. 1671, rep. 1672 and 4, in Philip's war was
a capt. had bef. been a merch. dangerous, wound, in the great Narra-
gansett fight, 19 Dec. 1675, chos. an Assist, in May 1676, but 18 Sept.
foil. d. of his wounds, leav. wid. Abigail, and ch. John, and Ann. John,
the s. furnish, to Prince the Hist, of the Pequot war in MS. by his gr.f.
John, Dorchester, a tanner, was s. of Sampson, m. Content, d. of John
Wales, d. 18 Mar. 1683, aged 26, says the inscript. on his gr.stone; he
was brot. up by John Gornell, and had part of his est. . John, Hart-
ford, d. 19 Feb. 1698, leav. good est. for these ch. Mary, then aged 20;
Hannah, 17; John, 13; Joseph, 10; Abigail, 7; Jonathan, 4; and
Lydia, 1. John, Boston, merch. came a. 1678, from London, m. Sarah,
d. of Robert Pepper, had Sarah, b. 25 Aug. 1681; Susanna, 19 Mar.
1687; Samuel, 31 July 1689; Jonathan, 4 Jan. 1692; Abigail, 12
Apr. 1693 ; Benjamin, 23 Dec. 1695 ; and John, 1 Nov. 1697. He d.
betw. 12 July 1698, the date, and 29 Sept. foil, when pro. of his will was
made. His s. Benjamin i^ counted the progenit. of the late Hon. Jona-
than of U. S. senate. Ano. John, of Boston had w. Prudence, and ch.
a few yrs. later. John, Cambridge vill. now Newton, s. of Hugh of
Watertown, freem. 1690, was a lieut. selectman, by w. Eliz. eldest d. of
lieut. John Hammond, had John, b. 22 Jan. 1677 ; Eliz. 10 Nov. 1678;
Abigail, 16 Dec. 1679 ; Samuel, 22 Jan. 1690 ; Hannah, 26 Jan. 1696;
and Daniel, 10 Nov. 1698 ; w. d. 1714, and he d. a. 1720. Joseph,
Portsmouth, in 1667, convey, his est. to br, Robert of Sulham, Co.
Berks; in tr. for his three ds. Joseph, Watertown, s. of Hugh, m. 5
Feb. 1684, Mary, d. of John Fiske, had Mary, b. 2 May 1685 ; Esther,
8 July 1686; Joseph, 2 Oct. 1688; and Sarah, 17 Nov. 1691; was
freem. 1690, and d. 22 July 1702. His wid. d. 6 Jan. 1725. Nich-
olas, Saybrook 1648, may be thot. f, of that Nicholas, wh, m. at S.



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11 May 1686, Mary, d. prob. of ■William Dudley. One Nicholas, per-
•haps from the E. was at Northampton, a soldier, 1676, in eapt. Turner's
comp. Noah, Rehoboth 1675, was, perhaps, s. of Sampson. His w.
Martha d. 6 Feb. 1676, and he m. at Taunton, 6 Dec. 1677, Sarah
Fitch, had Noah, b. 17 Dec. 1678; John, 28 Nov. 1680; Mary, 12
Dec. 1682. Ralph, Boston, came in the Abigail, from London, 1635,
was a joiner of Southwark, aged 35 ; with w. Ann, 35, the age perhaps
careless, insert, and ch. Richard, 5 ; Samuel, 3 ; and Susan, 1 ; had
here Zuriel, b. 11 Apr. 1637; John, 15 Oct. 1640; Jacob, 12 Apr..
1644; and Hannah, 23 Dec. 1647. But his will of 11 Jan. 1673, pro.
23 Jan. 1679, names only aged w. and the ch. Richard, Samuel, Su-
sanna, John, and Jacob. Susanna m. 14 Dec. 1659, William Norton.
Richard, Boston, prob. s. of the preced. m."20 Nov. 1660, Sarah, d. of
Henry Messenger, had Sarah, b. 3 Sept. 1661; Jacob, 17 Oct. 1662;
Simeon, 23 Mar. 1664; and John, 9 Mar. 1671. Robert, Roxbury,
where his w. d. Apr. 1637, rem. to Dedham, there d. 15 Oct. 1667. His
s. John, Robert, and Thomas, who may all have been b. in Eng. had
admin, of his est. Robert, Boston, by w. Sarah, d. of Robert Rey-
nolds, had Robert; Sarah, b. 20 Aug. 1657; Nathaniel, 23 Dec. 1659 ;
Philip, 16 July 1662; and Eliz. 29 July 1669. He was freem. 1673.
Robert, Medfield 1664, s. of Robert of Dedham, m. Abigail, d. prob.
of John Eaton. I Robert, Portsmouth, gr.s. of the patentee, nam.
by the king, a couns. of the Prov. in 1680, d. 1688, leav. s. John
Tufton M. and Robert Tufton M. to keep up the righteous but useless
claim. Robert, Roxbury, m. 18 Nov. 1680 or 2, Eliz. Chandler, wh,
d. 1688, had Robert, b. 12, baptv 20 Jan. 1684; Eliz. wh. d. 1686; and
John, bapt. 3 July 1687, d. in few days. Roger, Hartford 1670, then
propound, for <freem. Sampson, Dorchester 1651, shoemaker, had
prob. Sampson, wh. serv. in Philip's war; and John, b. a. 1656 ; was of
Rehoboth 1657, Swansey 10 yrs. later ; a Bapt. wh. aft. his rem. permit,
his s. John to be offer, for bapt. 23 Sept. 1660, by John Gomel, tho.
hims. was in his judgm. oppos. to that ordin. admin, to childr. and he liv.
to Sept. 1676. See Bliss, 48. Of this man, Benedict, in Hist. I. 427,
speaks, I believe, tho. he calls him Samuel, when he relates, that he was
a soldier on the • Pari, side, in the great civil war, in the army bee. a
Bapt. and here was one of the chief founders with Myles, of the ch. at
Swansey, the first in Mass. He had, perhaps, s. Samuel, inhab. of Re-
hoboth many yrs. later, and others, as Sampson, Joseph, and Noah.
Samuel, Boston, s. of Ralph, b. in Eng. m. 29 May 1662, Mary, d. of
John Holman of Dorchester, had Mary, b. 19 Apr. 1663 ; Ann, 4 July
1665 ; Thomas, 6 Dec. 1668 ; Samuel, 18 Apr. 1671 ; John, 29 Jan. 1674;
and Joseph, 24 Nov. 1 678. He was freem. 1 669. J Samuel, Stonington,
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s. of major John, had w. Eliz. and ch. Ann, Sarah, Eliz. and Harriet ; was
lieut. in 1673 ; Assist, in 1683. Samuel, Hingham, m. June 1670, Judith.
Smith. Samuel, Eehoboth, s. prob. of Sampson, m. 2 Mar. 1682, Eliz.
Miller, had Samuel, b. 9 June 1683. t Stephen, one of the first couns,
nam. in the new chart, wh. William and Mary allow. Increase Mather to
fill, was a merch. of London, prompt in friendship for us, tho. he never
came to N. E. yet Hutch. II. 15, supposes him "from mere respect and
gratitude " to be insert. At the first elect, our people were not prevented
by jespect and gratitude from leav. him out, as they did sev. others of
the creatures of Mather. One Stephen, however, is put into Whitman's
list of ar. co. 1686, but I doubt the correctn. Thomas, Watertown
1637, perhaps rem. to Hartford bef. 1651,, and thence in 1656 to North-
ampton, had w. Clemence,and only ch. Samuel, wh. was k. by the Ind.
25 Aug. 1675, and he d. 1 Dec. 1678. His wid. m. 2 Dec. 1679, deac.
Thomas Judd, and d. 22 Nov. 1696. Thomas, Dedham 1642, prob. s.
of the first Robert, b. in Eng. m. 23 Apr. 1 653, Margery Partridge, had
John, b. 3 Nov. 1655 ; and Mary, 8 Feb. 1658, liv. in that pt. wh. bee.
Medfield, and was k. by the Ind. 21 Feb. 1676. His ho. was burn. I
presume, at the same time. Sev. of his descend, have been gr. at Harv.
and the number at all the N. E. coll. 1834, was twenty-seven, fourteen ■
of wh. at H. C. among them Thaddeus, 1728, d. in 92d yr. 1 May 1806.

Masset, Jeffeet, Salem, one of the first mem. of the ch. there,
freem. 14 May 1634, was elk. of the market 1642,- d. 1677, aged a. 84;
had John, b. 1631, wh. by Dr. Bentley was call, the first b. male of the
town ; but» Felt differs from that judgment, tho. the cradle in wh. he
was rocked was long admired, and perhaps acknowl. as proof. John,
Salem, s. of the preced. freem. 1668, had Jeffrey, bapt. 30 July 1665;
and John, perhaps older; beside Sarah, b. a. 1669, wh. m. Miles Ward.
He kept the ferry to Beverly, in wh. office his s. John, who perhaps in
1687 liv. at Eoxbury, and by w. Sarah, d. of Thomas Wells of Ipswich,
had Ann, b. 11 Oct. of that yr. succeed. 1701, and the sen. d. 1
Sept. 1710.

Masson. See Mason.

Masters, Abraham, Cambridge 1639, prob. s. of John, but may
have been gr.s. Giles, Boston, d. 29 Feb. 1688. He prob. had liv.
here but very short day, and with no sympathy towards our people, as
in Sewall's Diary he is describ. merely as " the king's attorney." John,
Cambridge, perhaps came in the fleet with Winth. freem. 18 May
1631, with prefix of respect, a man of skill and enterprise, d. 21 Dec.
1639, and Jane, his w. d. five days aft. His will, made two days only
bef. he d. abstract, in Geneal. Reg. II. 180, names d. Sarah Dobyson,
or Dobson, but we kn. nothing of her or her h. ; d. Lydia Tabor, per-



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haps w. of Philip ; gr.ch. John Lockwood, prob. by his d. -Eliz. s. of
Edmund ; Abraham and Nathaniel Masters, whom I judge to be s. and
gr.s. and gives residue of est. to d. Eliz. w. of Gary Latham. Nathan-
iel, Beverly 1659, seems to be s. of Abraham, and gr.s. of the preced.
None of this fam. was of Cambridge, when the Shawshin div. of Id.
was made in 1652.

Masteeson, Nathaniel, York, s. of Richard, had liv. early at
Salem, at Boston 1660, and at sev. other places, with Rev. Ralph Smith,
his f.-in-law, was marshal or sheriff in 1665, imprison, by the royal
commiss. for upholding the right of Mass. and restored to his office by
Leverett and the other agents of Mass. 1668, when the people return, to
alleg. under our Col. Hubbard, 593. Richard, Plymouth 1630, came
prob. the yr. preced. a deac. of the " goodly company of the Pilgrims at
Leyden" bef. the d. of Rev. John Robinson, 1625, chos. prob. 1620,
when Gov. Carver, Elder Brewster, and Samuel Fuller, wh. had, I sup-
pose, all been predeces. in that office, emb. for N. E. in the Mayflower.
He brot. w. Mary, nam. Goodall, of Leicester, in the docum. at Leyden,
as m. 26 Nov. 1619; ch. Nathaniel, bef ment. and Sarah, wh. m. John
"Wood, or Atwood. The wid. m. Rev. Ralph Smith. It has been
doubted, whether the deac. ever came to this ' country, but the doubt
relies, I suppose, mainly on the negative fact of ment. of him being
hardly found, and yet we kn. from Bradford, that he d. at P. in the gr.
sickness 1633. In 1649, Mary Smith, their mo. gave to, Nathaniel M.
and his sis. Sarah, w. of Atwood, her right in " a ho. in Leyden, in
Holland, sometime appertain, to my dec. h. Richard Masterson."

Mather, Atherton, Dorchester, s. of Timothy, rem. to Windsor,
there m. 20 Sept. 1694, Rebecca, d. of Thomas Stoughton, and by her
had William, b. 2 Mar. 1698; and Jerusha, 18 July 1700; his w. d.
1704, and by sec. w. Mary he had Joshua, 26 Nov. 1706 ; Richard, 31
Mar. 1708; Mary, 2 Mar. 1711 ; rem. to Suffleld, there had Thomas, 5
Apr. 1713; Eliakim, 10 July 1715; and Catharine, 5 Jan. 1718, wh. d.
at 15 yrs. ; and he d. 9 Nov. 1734. Co rroiv,*f Boston, eldest s. of
Increase, freem. 1680, when he was only 17 yrs. old, so that he came
forward with strange rapidity (hav. join, the ch. of his f. 31 Aug. 1679),
wh. is the more striking, as his f. was never adra. freem. that we find;
and if his course at coll. were full one, he must have ent. at 11^ yrs.
Yet more than two or three have been min. in Boston younger than he ;
but with less sagacity than his f. he was ord. at 2d ch. collea. with him
13 May 1685 ; disting. as a scholar above most of his contemp. but kn.
in mod. days chiefly as author of the Magn. in seven books, London
1702, a work of no little value, and more curious than valuable, d. 13
Feb. 1728. He m. 4 May 1686, Abigail, d. of John Phillips of Charles-



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town, wh. d. 28 Nov. or as town rec. says, 1 Dec. 1702, hav. borne to
him nine ch. of wh. five d. young, three bef. bapt. and he m. 18 Aug.
1703, Eliz. d. of Dr. John Clark, wid. of RichardJIubbard, mariner,
with a good est. had six more ch. of wh. Eev. Samuel, b. 30 Oct. bapt.
3 Nov. 1706, H. C. 1723, attained no humble share of celebrity; and
she d. 18 Nov. 1713. He next m. 5 July 1715, Lydia, d. of Rev. Sam-
uel Lee, wid. of John George, wh. long surv. On 3 Jan. preced. he
had writ, to Colman, saying he had " no manner of prospect of return,
unto " the married state ; tho. " I have no doubt foolishly eno. been
ready to fall into this weakness." Hardly any more curious letter can
be found in the Geneal. Reg. See V. 60. In less than a yr. aft. his m.
with this d. of Lee, h"er sis. Catharine, by sudden death of her h. Henry
Howell, was left with two ch. of two and three yrs. of age, to wh. in
evil hour, M. was appoint, guardian, and suffer, much anxiety in conseq.
See i Mass. Hist. Coll. II. 122. Twelve of his ch. with dates of bapt.
and names, are in the appendix to Rev. Chandler Robbins's Hist, of the
2d ch. but six of them are by the sec. w. In the pious labor of his s.
Rev. Samuel, on the biography of his f. he is more copious than exact.
The most agreeable of all the copious writings of Mather, will, perhaps,
be found in some apoldgues design, to magnify the merits of his f. in
obtain, the new chart, for wh. however, little favor was found in the
mind of Calef. They may be seen in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. 1. 126, 133.
But his epistolary exercises are most frequent, refer, to, and they are '
very num. As the sample of his style, and also highly illustrat. the
politics of the day, that his f. was too much engag. in for the larger
part of his life, the reader will glad, turn to the letters in 1 Mass. Hist.
Coll. III. admonish. Gov. Dudley by f. and s. each, as if in rivalry,
more venomous than the other. Hlbazbr} Northampton, s. of Richard,^
was the first min. at N. ord. lS~JunFT661, m. 29 Sept. 1659, Esther,
youngest d. of Rev. John "Warham, had Eunice, b. 2 Aug. 1664; War-
ham, 7 Sept. 1666, H. C. 1685; and Eliakim, 22 Sept. 1668; and d.
24 July 1669, only 3 mos. aft. his f. His wid. m. Rev. Solomon Stod-
dard, success, of her h. outliv. him, and d. 10 F,eb. 1736, in her 92d yr.
Eunice m. Rev. John Williams, and was k. by the Ind. the day aff. the
capt. of Deerfield by them and their French allies, 29 Feb. 1704;
Eliakim d. bef. mature age ; but the other ch. freem. of Mass. 1690, aft.
some yrs. preach, and many yrs. teach, sch. salt down at New Haven,
was judge of Pro. Ct. and there d. 12 Aug. 1743. iNCREAS^Bostba,
youngest br. of Eleazer, hav. tak. at Harv. his A. B. wenTarTs'yrs. of
age to his br. Samuel at Dublin, and studied there for his A. M. in
1658, preached in sev. places, as Co. Devon and Isle of Guernsey, leav.
the latter aft. the restorat. but. ret. at the end of Aug. 1661, to N. E.



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and oa 8 Sept. utter, his first sermon on our side of the water in that eh.
where he serv. above 60 yrs. tho. he was not ord. until 27 May 1664.
He was chos. Presid. of the coll. 1685, and fill, the office until 1701,

"wEen the increase of dissatisfact. long prevail, at his refusal to give up
his pulpit in Boston, and reside at Cambridge, compell. his resigna.
Next yr. he fear, the glory of N. E. was depart, and that the coll. under
direct, of Willard of the O. S. ch. should " become a nursery, not of
plants of renown, but of degenerate plants, who will forsake those holy
principles of truth," &c. &c. But his talents had new scope in the
internjed. time, for in the last dangerous yr. of Sir Edmund Andros, he
was sent in disguise, on board a ship, to intercede with king Jam'es, and
sail. 7 Apr. 1688, being absent from his coll. duties, on political

■engagem. until 14 May 1692, when Sir William Phips the Gov. of his
own nominat. land, with him, bring, the new chart, of William and
Mary. Unhappi. the desire to manage state affairs ever aft. possessed
him, and lessen, his usefulness, beside embitter, his life. He d. 23
Aug. 1723, and was bur. 29, with the greatest marks of esteem and
affection. He m. 6 Mar. 1662, . Mary , sometimes spell. Maria, d. of
famous John Cotton, wh. d. 4 Apr. 1714 ; had Cottonf H. C. 1678, bef.
ment. b. 12, bapt. 15 Feb. 1663; Maria, 7, bapt. 19 Mar. 1665;
Eliz. 6 Jan. bapt. 3 FeJ). 1667; Nathanjel, H. C. 1685, 6, bapt. 11
July 1669, whose great promise of disting. talents was cut off 17 Oct.
1688„at Salem; Sarah, 9, bapt. 12 Nov. 1671 ; Samuel, H. C. 1690,
28, bapt. 30 Aug. 1674; Abigail, 13, bapt. 20 Apr. 1677; Hannah, 30
May, bapt. 16 July 1680 ; Catharine, 14, bapt, 17 Sept. 1682, d. within
9 mos. ; and Jerusha, 16, bapt. 20 Apr. 1684. He m. sec. w. 1715,

_Ann, d. of Thomas Lake, wid. of Rev. John Cotton of Hampton, wh.
outiiv. him, and d. at Brookline, 29 Mar. 1737, in 74th yr. All the ds.
exc. her wh. d. in infancy were m. and of the six, all but Hannah
had ch. Maria m. Barthol^ew^ Green, and next, Richard Fifield,
surv. him, and d. 24 Nov. 1746 ; Eliz. m. July 1696, Williajrn Gxeenough,
and next, 6 Oct, 1703, Josiah Byles, and d. 20 Aug. 1745 ; her only ch.
yr.as Mather B. a min. ,of celebr. in Boston, wh. resembled, in some
points, his uncle Cotton; Sarah m. 1691, Rev. Neheraiah Walter of
Roxbury; Abigail m. Newcomb Blake, and next, 1727, Eev. John
White of Gloucester; Hannah m. 28 Jan. 1698, John Oliver, and d. 2
Dec. 1706 ; and Jerusha m. 8 Mar. 1710, Peter Oliver, and d. 30 Dec.
foil, her d. Jerusha d. 5 days aft. A ridic. mistake of ano. Jerusha,
niece of this, tho. not b. bef. her death, mystified the geneal. of the late
Gov, Smith of Conn. . Samuel, the third s. went to Eng. was sett, as
min. at Witney, in Oxfordsh. made some preparat. for an abridg. of his
br. Cotton's Magnaliaj wh. from many judicious omissions it is regret..

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174 MATHER.

that he had not complet. and published. His copy is in the library of
the Mass. Hist. Soc. Joseph,'!' Dorchester, s. of Timothy, m. 2 or ^
or 20 June 1689, Sarah Clap, had Catharine, b. a. 1690, and he d. a.J
1691. Nathaniel, Dorchester, s. of Richard, b. at Toxteth, near |
Liverpool,- Eng, went some yrs. aft. his gr. at Harv. to Eng. had the
living at Barnstable, 1656, by presentat. of Oliver Cromwell, it is
wildly said, meaning, perhaps, by his recommend, for ecoles. patronage
had ceased; ejected in 1662, preach, at Rotterdam, aft. some yrs. was
at Dublin, success, to his br. Samuel, whence he sent contrib. for relief
to the suffer, in Philip's war 1676, and last in London, d. 26 July 1697,
hav. serv. at the altar 47 yrs. in Eng. Holland, Ireland, and Eng. again.
i2rc£r4/JiJ^*T)orchester, s. of Thomas^b. 1596, of an ancient fam. as his
gr.s. Cotton in Magn. IIL c. 20, assures us, at Lowton, in the parish of
Winwick, Lancash. was employ, in teach, a sch. some yrs. bef. going to
the Univ. but at length, on 9 May 1618, was ent. of Brazen Nose Coll.
Oxford, yet soon call, to Toxteth, where he had taught the sch. preach,
his first sermon 30 Nov. of the' same yr. There most faitiiful. he serv^
15 yrs. and was then suspend, for non-conform. and feeling the true
sense of his olfice, resolved on expatriat. In disguise he emb. at Bristol
in the James, arr. 17 Aug. 1635, aft. peril in the remarka. storm two
days bef and on 25 Oct. with w. Catharine join, the ch. of Boston. He
had m. 29 Sept. 1624, that d. of Edmunt Holt, Esquire, of Bury, in
"Lancash. had Samuel, b. 13 May'1626, H. C. 1643 ; Timothy; Na^
thaniel, 20 Mar. 1630, H. C. 1647, bef. ment. ; arid Joseph, wh. d. in
childhood ; aft. com. to N. E. had Eleaze r, 13 May 1637, H. C. 1656;
and I ncrea se, 21 June 1639, H. C. 1656, bef. ment. He was a man of
excel, discretion, of less learning, it is prob. than' his ambitious s. In-
crease, and less brilliancy, it is clear, than his eccentr. gr.s. the never
dying author of Magnalia, but in true serv. as min. happier than either,_[
and better than both. He was sett, at D. 23 Aug. 1636 ; his w. d. 1655,
and he m. 26 Aug. 1656, Sarah, wid. of his great friend John Cotton, and
d. 22 Apr. 1669. A few days bef he had met a great indignity, in being
refus. adm. with sundry others, sent by an ecclesiast. council, met at Bos-
ton, to attempt conciliat. in the first ch. there, as John Hull, one of the
aggriev. mem. relates in his Diary, p. 229 of the Vol. pub. by the Antiq.
Soc. of Worcester. The wid. made her will 3 May 1670, hut did not d. for
six yrs. His life, written by Increase, print. 1 670, is condensed in the
Magn. the author of wh. could never be scrupulous in use of materials ;



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