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Parker, in the Mary and John of London, preach, some short time at
Medford, was freem. 3 Sept. 1634, and invit. to Watertown ch. but in
1635 went to, Newbury, and tho. younger than his coUea. cous. d. first;
22 Oct. 1656. His will, made five days bef. ment. w. Sarah and ch. br.
Rev. Nicholas N. and cous. Eev. Thomas Parker ; the inv. show, good
est. and ch. were Joseph, b. 15 Oct. 1637 ; James, 11 Mar. 1640, H. C.
1659; Sarah, 12 Aug. 1641, d. young; Moses, 6 Dec. 1643,. H. C.
1659; John, 3 June 1645; Thomas, 10 Aug. 1648; Rebecca, 1 Apr.
1651 ; William, 22 Sept. 1653 ; Sarah, again, 25 Mar. 1656 ; and his
wid. d. 13 Sept. 1691. Sarah m. 31 Mar. 1684, Rev. John Hale of
Beverly. We owe gratitude to Mather for rare modesty in being
content with the faithful and judic. contrib. of the Salem kinsman, of
wh. in our day Eliot's Biogr. Diet, has well abbrev. the charact. James,
Stoningtpn, s. of the preced. began there to preach 1664, yet was not
ord. bef. 10 Sept. 1674, m. next day Dorothy, d. of Thomas Stanton
(who d. 19 Jan. 1743, in her 91st yr.) had Dorothy, b. 20 June foil. tho.
in ario. place the date is 16 Jan. 1676 ; James, 2 Aug. 1677 ; Thomas,



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15 Aug. 1679 ; Ami, 16 Apr. 1682, d. at 12 yrs. ; John, 13 Jan. 1685 ;
Joseph, 16 Oct. 1688, Y. C. 1709 ; and Moses, 19 Mar. 1692, d. next
mo. He preach. 55 yrs. d. 30 Dec. 1719. Much honor attach, to his
name for so long faithful fulfilm. of his ministry, as in a most judicious
fun. serm. by Adams of New London, is shown ; and equal, so for serv.
in the foundat. of Yale Coll. stand, there as the first on the list of Fel-
lows. James, Newbury, s. of Nicholas, m. 31 Mar. 1684, Hannah, d. of
John Knight, whose two elder ds. had m. his two elder brs. had Eebecca,
b. 12 Jan. 1685; Joseph, 20 Sept. 1686 ; Hannah, 13 Mar. 1688;
Nicholas, 9 Feb. 1690 ; Nathan, 5 Feb. 1692; Ephraim, 20 Nov. 1694,
d. in 3 wks. ; Lydia, 30 Nov. 1695 ; Ephraim, again, 25 Dec. 1698;
Benjamin, 22 Feb. 1701 ; Mary, 13 Mar. 1703 ; and James, 19 Aug.
1705. John, Newbury, s. of. Nicholas, m. 23 Nov. 1668, Mary, d. of
John Poor, had Nicholas, b. 18 'May 1671 ; Daniel, 23 Oct. 1673;
Mary, 10 Dec. 1675 ; John, 15 Feb. 1678; Martha, 24 Dec. 1679, d.
soon ; Martha, again, 19 Dec. 1680 ; Nathaniel, 28 Oct. 1681 ; Eliz. 15
Nov. 1684; Moses, 22 May 1688 ; and Samuel, 9 Feb. 1692. He was
freem. 1674. John, Boston, freem. 1676, was that yr. constable, m.
Sarah, d. of Peter Oliver, had Sarah; John ; and Oliver, b. 1675, bapt.
22 Oct. 1676, H. C. 1695, Joseph, Salisbury 1640, had, perhaps,
Mary, wh. m. 23 Mar. 1651, John French of Ipswich ; but this name in
Geneal. Eeg. HI. 55 and 6, is Moys. JosEPH,^harlestown, m. 30 Oct.
1656, Mary, d. of Francis Norton, and shed. 10 Nov. 1657, being bound on
a voyage when he made his will, 21 Dec. 1659, wh. was pro. 2 Apr. 1661,
in wh. he calls Peter and Thomas of Sudbury, his brs. and " father Nor-
ton's four ds." his sis. gives land in Eng. all wh. may indicate him as s. of
the first Peter. Joseph, Sudbury, perhaps s. of the first Thomas, m. 1662,
Mary, d. of Robert Darvell, had Joseph, b. 1663 ; James, 1664; Moses,
1667; and five more, one of wh. was John, 1674, bef. she d. 1677. He
next m. 14 July 1680, Mary, wid. of maj. Simon Willard, wh. d. 28
Dec. 1715, and he d. 16 Nov. 1717. Shattuck, in Farmer, says he was
selectman 28 yrs. from 1662, yet we find not his name among the freem.
of the Col. Moses, Lyme, s. of the first James, was the first min. at
that place, where he serv. 60 yrs. ; m. Ruth, d. of John Picket, but of the
issue I kn. nothing. * Nicholas, Newbury, younge'r br. of the first
James, b. a. 1616, came with him, freem. 17 May 1637, m. '^li.a.rj, d. of
capt. John Cutting had Mary, b. 15 Oct. J641 ; Hannah, 80 Oct. 1643 ;
John, 20 Jan. 1646; Nicholas, 22 Dec. 1647, H. C. 1667; Cutting, 23
Sept. 1649 ; Sarah, 13 Sept. 1651, d. soon ; Sarah, again, 22 Aug. 1653 ;
Timothy, 23 June 1655 ; James, 16 May 1657; Abigail, 11 Apr. 1659;
Rachel,' 10 May 1661 ; Thomas, 20 June 1663; and Rebecca, 18 May
1665, wh. d. at 18 yrs. He was rep. 1660, 79, and 80, and d. 9 Nov.



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1701. Hannah m. 14 May 1663, Peter Cheney; and Sarah m. 13
Sept. 1674, Matthew PettingpU. Nicholas, Salem, s. of the preced.
preach, many yrs. at Haddam, but having in 1682 a call to S. to assist
the venera. John Higginson, he became his collea. ord. 14 Nov. 1683,
was ©ne of the promoters of the horrible delusion of 1692, and yet a d. of
his noble collea. was one of the accused. He did not altogether lose his
faculties, as his let.' to Mather of the character of his uncle, wh. is certain,
one of the best parts of the strange, compound of materials in the Ma^
nalia ; as also a good epistle to John Higginson in London, preserv. in
, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VH. 212, will prove. He d. 13 Dec. 1717, unm.
* Oliver, Boston, s. of John of B. m. Ann, d. of Hon. Andrew Belcher,
had Ann, b. 17 Apr. 1704 ; Oliver, 4 July 1705, d. in few days ; Oliver,
again, 1 Sept. 1707, d. at 7 mos.; Belcher, 10 Oct. 1709, H. C. 1727;
Sarah, 21 Oct. 1710 ; John, 12 Aug. 1718, d. young ; and John, again,
8 Aug. 1718, d. in few weeks ; was rep. 1714, oft. aft. took sec. w. 6 Feb.
1719, Catharine,' wid. of sec. David Jeffries; and d. 16 Mar. 1721.
Hutchinson, wh. well kn. him, gives character,, II. 249. * Peter, Sud-
bury 1639, came in the Confidence, 1638, from Southampton, latter pSrt
of Apr. aged 47, with s. Thomas, 15 ; d. Eliz. and three serv. is call,
yeoman in the custom-ho. rec. but aft. arr. gentleman. He was of Pen-
ton, in Co. Hants, wh. is near Andover ; went home aft. short visit or
explorat. here, well pissed with what he saw at Watertown, and next
yr. came again in the Jonathan, with sev. friends, and Nicholas, Dorothy,
Abigail, and Peter, all prob. his ch. beside John Waterman, Eichard
Barnes, WilUam Street, Agnes Bent, Eliz. Plimpton, and Agnes Blanch-
ard, wh. I judge to be his serv. as he paid for their passages; but such
was not Agnes Bent, for she paid for herself, for d. Agnes, Thomas
Blanchard's w. with her h. and Eichard Barnes, s. of said Blanchard's
w. and prob. Eliz. Plimpton. Blanchard's w. with inf. d. on the passage,
15 days out, and Barnes's gr.mo. d. this side of the Banks. He had
share in the first div. of Ids. in his town, and again in the 2d and 3d,
made 1640, was freem. 13 May 1640, selectman 18 yrs. rep. 1640, 1,
and 50, deac. of the ch. and d. 23 Sept. 1657. Three yrs. bef. he gave
his est. in Old Eng. to his eldest s. Thomas, and in his will, of wh.
Thomas was made escor. made the day bef. his d. he names other ch.
Peter, Joseph, Eliz. w. of Josiah Haynes, Dorothy, w. of John Haynes,
Abigail, w. of Thomas Plympton, d.-in-law Mary, w. of his s. Thomas,
and kinsm. Shadrach Hapgood. * Peter^ Sudbury, s. of the preced.
m. 30 Nov. 1654, Eliz. d. of Eobert Darvell, had Eliz. b. 26 Aug. 1655,
wh. m. 21 Aug. 1677, Ttomas Hammond; Peter, 12 Feb. 1657 ; and,
perhaps, more, freem. 1672, rep. 1679, 90, and 1. Eichard, Newbury
1647. * Thomas, Sudbury, eldest s. of Peter the first, had share in the



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first, sec. and third grants of Ids. or divisions on sett. 1639 and 1640 ;
and his f.'s est. in Eng. to wh. he had been sent some yrs. aft. he was
brot. in 1638 at the age of 15, came again in the Speedwell, arr. 27
July 1656, m. Mary, d. of "Walter Haynes, who had been his fell,
passeng. in early youth, by the Confidence, was twelve yrs. a selectman,
and rep. at the sec. sess. 1664; d. 7 Dec. 1666. His will, of 20 May
1664, names w. Mary, but no ch. ment. sis. Eliz. Dorothy, and Abigail,
and two eldesj ds. of Josiah Tredaway, whose w. Sufierance was sis. of
his w. He had est. at Foxcote, near Andover, Eng. and was interest, in
iron works at Concord, also in those of the Leonards at Taunton.
* Thomas, Newbury, s. of the first James, m. 28 Dec. 1669, Martha
Pierce, and for sec. w. 24 Sept. 1677, Eliz. d. of Stephen Greenleaf, had
Sarah, b. 14 Sept. 1670; Martha, 24 Feb. 1673; Daniel, 30 Aug.
1674, by the first w. and by the next, James, 3 July 1678 ; Thomas, 2
Oct. 1679; Parker, 29 Oct. 1681 ; Eliz. 29 Feb. 1684; Joseph, 5 Aug.
1688; Moses, 29 Jan. 1692; Eebeccar, 19 Apr. 1700; and Judith, 17
Apr. 1702; freem. 1671, and capt. 1690 in war with E. Ind. and rep.
1689, 90, and 2. Thomas, Newbury, youngest s. of Nicholas the first,
by w. Sarah had Bethia, b. 20 Oct. 1691 ; and Eebecca, 20 Jan. 1694,
d. in few days. Timothy, Newbury, s. of the first Nicholas, m. 13 Jan.
1681, Mary, d. of John Knight, had James, b. 12 Mar. 1684; Abigail,
28 Feb. 1685 ; Mary, 28 Dec. 1686; Sarah, 26_Mar. 1689 ; Timothy,
25 Jan. 1691; Eachel, 8 Feb. 1694; John, 19 Feb. 1696; Martha, 14
Mar. 1097 ; and Nicholas, 7 Mar. 1701'; was freem. 1684, and d. 1718.
William, Newbury, s. of James the. first, m. 6 Nov. 1685, Sarah Cogs-
well, .had John, b. 27 July 1686; William, 11 Sept. 1688; Sarah, 10
May 1691, d. young,- Moses, 27 Jan. 1694, d. in 3 wks.; Susanna, 25
Feb. 1696 ; Mary, 24 May 1699, d. young; Sarah, again, 5 Dec. 1703;
and Parker, 17 Jan. 1705. Considering the very short distance betw.
the resid. of the two progenit. of this widely diffus. name, in the W.
border of Hants, and the E. frontier of Wilts, where ea. stood in favora.
social position in the latter days of Queen Eliz. no doubt can be felt of
their common origin. Fifteen of this name had, in 1834, been gr. &t
Harv. twelve at Yale (all descend, of Stonington James), and eleven at
other N. E. coll.

NuDD, Joseph, Hampton 1 678,<|l(tes prob. s. of Thomas. Thomas,
Hampton, s. it is said, of Roger, was a minor with his wid. mo. at
Watertown, wh. bef. 1645, bee. third w. of Henry Dow, and rem. from
W. to H. ; m. 9 Dec. 1659, Sarah, d. of Godfrey Dearborn, and had
seven ch. says fam. tradit. of wh. one was Samuel, and, perhaps, ano.
Joseph.

NuNN, EiCHAED, a passeng. in the Increase, from London to Boston,-
1635, aged 19,- but no more is heard.



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Nurse, Benjamin, Fraraingham, s. of Francis, by w. Thomasine had
Thomasine, b. 13 Nov. 1691; Benjamin, 20 Jan. 1694; William, 8
Mar. 1696; Eliz. 18 Sept. 1698; Ebenezer, 27 Mar. 1701; Margaret,
24 Apr. 1703; Moses, Mar. 1705; and Aaron, 11 Jan. 1708. He m.
sec. w, 16 Feb. 1714, Eliz. wid. of Joseph Morse ; and prob. d. late in
1747, or early in 1748, for Barry found his will pro. 13 Feb. 1748,
'^EANCis, Salem, in that part now Danvers, by w. Rebecca, d. of Wil-
' liam Towne, had John ; Samuel ; Eebecca ; Mary ; Francis, b. 3 Feb.
1661; Benjamin, 26 Jan. 1666; Michael; and ano. d. who m. William
Eussell. Rebecca m. 15 Apr. 1669, Thomas Preston ; and Mary m.
1678, John Tarbell. The unhappy mo. of these ch. suffer, death in the
stupendous fanaticism of 1692, wh. began the investig. of her case, 24
Mar. tho. twice the jury fail, to find a verdict, to wh. at last they assent,
from her not giv. satisfact. answers to their questions in open Court, that
from her deafness she fail, to understand. Sir William Phips, the Gov.
upon hearing this, prepar. a reprieve, but by solicit, of those who had less
responsibility, weak, withheld it, and the dreadful sentence was execut
on 19th July; and he surv. until 22 Nov. 1695, aged 77. Her sis.
Sarah Cloyce, not less guilty, perhaps, aft. long suffer, having better
hearing, escaped with life. Felt, in Ann. of Salem, I. 484, well sums
up the cases. She was excommunica. bef. trial, but that opprobrious deed
was cancell. 20 yrs. aft. the sufferer was hang. Francis, Readings
s. of the preced. by w. Sarah had Francis, b. 1686, d. early; Benjamin,
28 Jan. 1690 ; Jonathan, 1692, d. at 25 yrs. ; Josiah, 1694, d. at 24 yrs. ;
Joshua; Caleb; Nathaniel, 1697, who all d. bef. mid. age; and Abigail.
His est. was sett, says Barry, in 1716. This name is commonly made
Nourse. John, Salem, br. of the first Francis, m. 1 Nov. 1 672, Eliz.
Smith, had John, b. 12 Oct. 1673 ; and he m. sec. w. 17 Aug. 1677, Eliz.
Very, had Eliz. 18 Mar. 1678 ; Samuel, 20 Aug. 1679 ; Sarah, 10 Nov.
1680; Jonathan, 3 May 1682; Joseph, 20 Sept. 1683; Benjamin, 20
Feb. 1686; Hannah, 22 Jan. 1687; and Deborah; and he d. 1719.
Samuel, Salem, br. of the preced. m. 5 Apr. 1677, Mary Smith, had
Samuel, b. 7 Jan. 1678; Margaret, 24 Feb. 1680; George, 29 July
1682; Mary, 25 May 1685; Rebecca, 15 Sept. 1688; and Ebenezer.
He was freem. 1690 ; but suffer, some disability in the Christian ch.
prob. bee. he was s. of his mo. H^

NuTBROWNE, Francis, a youth of 16, passeng. 1635, in the Defence,
from London for Boston, wh. is not again heard of.

NuTB, Abraham, Dover 1666, prob. s. of James the first, had w.
Joanna and s. Abraham, b. 9 Mar. 1706. James, Dover 1631, one of
the men sent by Mason and other patentees, was still there 1659, had *
James, b. 1643 ; and Abraham, 1644. James, Dover, s. prob. of the



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preced. m. Eliz. d. of John Heard, had James, b. 27 July 1687 ; Sam-
uel, 1689; and two other ch. as the indefatiga. Mr. Quint shows in
Geneal. Reg. VII. 258 ; but he makes his wid. in 1691 Mary..

NuTT, Miles, Watertown, freem. 17 May 1637, brot. from Eng. d.
.Sarah, who m. 5 Nov. 1644, at Woburn, where he then resid. John
Wyman, and next, 25 Aug. 1684, Thomas Fuller ; but he d. at Maiden, 2
July 1671. There he had liv. sev. yrs. ; was one of the petitnrs. in favor
of freedom in the ch. made contr. of m. 4 Jan. 1659 with wid. Sibell
Bibble, wh. was for benefit of herself and her d. Ann, w. of Eobert
Jones of Hull, aft. of Lancaster, pro. 15 Dec. 1674, by James Carjr and
llhomas Carter, who had, with Solomon Phipps, been witn. of his will, 1
Feb. 1661, in wh. said contr. was design, to be fulfil. In that will he
made John Wyman sen. excor. provides for the sec. w. names d. Sarah,
her s. John, and, perhaps, others of the ^h. Inv. of the est. was with
the vol. of rec. burned. The wid. m. 30 Oct. 1674, John Doolittle, of
that part of Boston call. Rumney marsh, who d. 1681, and she d. 23
Sept. 1690, aged 82.

NiiTTEK, I * Anthony, Dover, s. of Hatevil,- had John, b. 27 Dec.
1662, perhaps other ch. was freem. 1666, rep. in Mass. 1674 and 6, of
the Counc. N. H. 1682, d. 19 Feb. 1686. Hatevil, Dover- 1641, was
in 1649 of the gr. jury in Maine, but soon back on the W. side of
the river; much betrust. a rul. elder, active against the Quakers, as says
Sewall, I. 564, wh. perverts his good name to Nutwell, had beside
Anthony and, • perhaps, other childr. a d. who m. Thomas Laighton ;
Mary, wh. m. John Wingate; and he d. 1675, aged 71.

Nutting," James, Groton, prob. s. of John, by w. Lydia, d. of Wil-
liam Longley, had Sarah, b. 11 Mar. 1681 ; Lydia, 3 June 1686; Jo-
anna, 21 Feb. 1691; Ruth, 17 Apr. 1693; Eliz. 5 Nov. 1698; and
William, betw. Lydia and Joanna, who d. 12 Apr. 1712. John, Groton,
ra. at Woburn, 28 Aug. 1650, Sarah Eggleton or Eggleden, or Iggleden,
perhaps d. of Stephen, there had a s. b. 1651, who may have been John,
and prob. other ch. certain, at Chelmsford, Mary, 16 Jan. 1656; and
John, James, and Mary were bapt. 3 Aug. 1656 ; Sarah, b. 7 Jan. 1660,
d. soon; but at G. the rec. gives these names: Sarah, 29 May 1663 ;
Ebenezer, 23 Oct. 1666 ; and Jonathan, 17 Oct. 1668 ; was freem. 1660.
John, Groton, prob. s. of the .preced. had two ws. both nam. Mary, of
wh. the first, m. 11 Dec. 1674, was mo. of all his ch. but the dispersion
of king Philip's war next yr. and long enduring perils of Ind. hostil.
prevent, his return, account for deficiency of their rec.

Nye, Benjamin, Lynn, rem. to Sandwich 1637, where he was
progenit. of a very numer. line, yet of a single s. only, Jonathan, b. 20
Nov. 1649, is the date of b. kn.-and of Mary, 8 Apr. 1652. Ebenezee,

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302 A K E S .

Sandwich, s. prob. of Benjamin, m. 17 Dec. 1675, Sarah Gibbes, and I
suspect error in Col. Rec. wh. tells that his'd. Bethia was b. 5 Oct. 1675.
John, Sandwich, perhaps br. of Ebenezer, had Benjamin, b. 25 Nov,
1673; John, 22 Nov. 1675; Abigail, 18 Apr. 1678; Experience, 16
Dec. 1682; Hannah, 19 June 1685; Ebenezer, 23 Sept. 1687; and
Peleg, 12 Nov. 1689. Of this last, Esther was mo. and may have been
of the preced. Nathan, Sandwich, perhaps s. of Benjamin, had Ee-
membrance, b. 28 Feb. 1687.

Oakes, * Edvtaed, Cambridge, freem. 18 May 1642, brot. from Eng.
w. Jape and ch. Urian, H. C. 1649 ; and Edward; fiad here Mary; and
Thomas, H. C. 1662, this last b. 18 June 1644, bothbapt. at C. was lieijt.
of Prentice's comp. in Phihp's war, selectman. 26 yrs. betw. 1643 and 78,
rep. 15 yrs. betw. 1659 and 82, and of Concord 1684, where he d. 18
Oct. 1 689. Edward, Cambridge, prob. s. of Urian, H. C. 1679, preach,
a yr. aft. 1683 at Branford and New London, but bef Sept. 1685, with-
drew, as we learn from Caulkins's Hist, and no more, not even the yr. of
his d. is kn. but he was d. bef. the Catal. of 1698, pr. in the Magn.
George, Lynn 1654, had George ; John, b. 30 July 1664; Mary, 18
Oct. 1666 ; Richard, 16 Dec. 1668 ; Sarah, 15 Mar. 1671 ; and Eliz. 25
Jan. 1674 ; and d. July 1688. Lewis- gives the name of w. Jennet, but
counts the number of ch. five, yet is liberal eno. to give the six names.
Nathaniel, Marlborough 1686, m. Mehitable, d. of John Rediat.
Richard, Boston, had gr. of a lot a. 1 635, wh. he did not improve, per-
haps went home. Samuel, Boston, freem. 1690. Simon, nam. in Hist,
of Cambridge, by Dr. Holmes, as a propr. in 1 632, is prob. mistak. for ano.
person. Thomas, Cambridge, br. of the first P^ldward, freem. 18 May 1 642,
by w. Eliz. had Eliz. b. 3 Nov. 1646, d'. young; Thomas, 5 Nov. 1648,
d. at 2 mos. ; Eliz. again, 26 May 1650; Hannah, 4 May 1657; prob,
Mary, wh. d. Aug. 1659; and Thomas, posthum. 18, bapt. 20 Mar.
1659, to wh. the f. in his will of 12 Sept. 1658, left double portion; and
made his wid. extrix. and d. bef pro. (of course) of his will, 23 Dec.
1658, tho. town rec. says Aug. 1659. She m. Api-. 1661, Seth Sweetzer
of Charlestown, and next, m. Samuel Hayward of Maiden, wh. she
outliv. and in her will of 11 May 1686, pro. 5 May 1687, takes
notice of the portion of personal est. that came to her from her first h.
wh. she gives to d. Abigail that she boje to Hayward, with condition
that if it be more than £20, Samuel, s. of her late h. by former w. should
ha^e 20s. Eliz. m. 12 July 1670, Lemuel Jenkins ; and Hannah m. 7
Aug. 1672, Joseph Waite, both of Maiden. J * Thomas, Boston, s. of
the first Edward, a physician, by w. Martha had James, b. 30 Oct. 1687 ;
and Josiah, 3 May 1689!, H. C. 1708, min. of Eastham, was rep. 1689,
speaker the same yr. an Assisf. next yr..and until the new Chart, when



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■William and Mary, under dictation of Increase Mather, left him out, as
he was sent, with Elisha Cooke to London, agents for the Col. to vindi-
cate their rights under the old chart. He was speaker of the Ho. again,
1705 and 6, but rem. prob. to gratify his s. Josiah, to Cape Cod ; yet at
Boston, his w. Martha d. 19 Apr. 1719, aged 70 ; and he d. 15 July foil,
at Eastham. Perhaps that Urian 0. wh. Judge Sewall bur. 5 Oct.
1694, with prefix of respect, may have been his s. John Dunton sjJiaks
very highly of him. Thomas, Maiden, s. of the first Thomas, carr. to
M. by his mo. when she m. Samuel Hayward, m. 22 May 1689, Sarah
d. of Peter Tufts, had Thomas, b. 2 Apr. 1690 ; Sarah, 23 May 1694;
Lydia, 27 Nov. 1697; Uriah, 22 June 1700; Mary, 14 May 1702 ;
'Hannah, 28 Feb. 1705 ; Ehz. 20 May 1707; Jonathan, 6 Oct, 1709 ;
and Abigail, 24 Dec. 1714; was freem. 1690, and d. Sept. 1732. His
wid. d. July 1749. Urian, Cambridge, s. of the first Edward, b. in
Eng. a. 1631 or 2, pub. an Almanac for 1650, went home, and obt.
a situat. in the ch. the fine liv. of Titchfield, in Hants, 78 miles from
London, m. as is said, Ruth, d. of famous William Ames, aft. eject.
in 1662, and his w. d. 1669, he came again to C. but not bef. 1671, and
was install. 8 Nov. 1671, to fill the place of matchless Mitchell, freem.
1672, and in Apr. 1675, chos. presid. of the coll. as success, to Dr. Hoar.
How to construe the dark sayings of Cotton Mather in Book IV. 129 of
the Magn. without indulg. of some suspicion against O. puzzled the late
Presid. Quincy in his great Hist, of the Univ. and when we rememb.
that a very short interval aft. the d. of .Oakes, the greater Mather was
call, to stand in his place, and that the lesser Mather was under Hoar
and Oakes at the time of their academic, rule, we may suppose that the
oracle was, as often happened, ambiguously inspired. Some tenderness
may, however, be yield, to the Ecclesiast. Histor. for he did not feel as
if call, by a Ct. of justice, under oath, to tell the whole truth. Silence
was safety to hiras. and superiors. What the learned s. of Increase
meant by his phrase, about new election, 2 Feb. 1680, is of little conse-
quence, for the presid. d. 25 July 1681, under 50 yrs. of age. Some
obscurity also attaches to our kn. of his fam. Prob. he m. in Eng. and
there had ch. two, three, four, or more ; but when b. who was the mo.
how many were brot. over the ocean, whether his w. d. bef. or aft. are
unansw. questions. That his d. Hannah m. 2 Sept. 1680, Rev. Samuel
Angler, and was his only d. seems clear; but the town rec. helps to incr.
our vexation, as it tells the d. of Lawrence 0. bachelor of arts, 13 June
1679, aged 18, and of Urian 0. 3 Nov. foil, for we kn. there was no
such bach, and are left to conject. that the honora. title belongs to Urian,
H. C. 1678, who d. at 22 yrs. that Lawrence was an undergrad. and that
both were s. of the presid. Of the gr. of 1679, Edward, too, doubts on
more than one point would at this late day be not easy of solution.



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Oaklet, was the name of a wid. prob. Sarah, at Charlestown, wh.

unit, with the ch. 30 Aug. 1634, but who was her h. or whether he d.

on the voyage, or this side of the water, is unkn. yet Frothingham, 84,

shows her resid. was allow, and on 14 Feb. 1654, an Eliz. Oakley, per-

■ haps her d. m. at Boston, Edmund Brown.

Oakman, Elias, Scarborough 1666, perhaps s.of Samuel, m. Joanna,
d. o» Andrew Alger, had Elias, b. 21 Apr. 1680, as is rec. in Boston.
His wid. m. John Mills. Samuel, Scarborough, on 13 July 1658,
acknowl. alleg. to Mass. under his hand (by affix, his mark) ; had Sam-
uel, and, perhaps, Elias, was selectman 1679, and d. next yr. It is
print. Gakman in Geneal. Reg. V. 264.

Gates, John, is the name of a soldier in Moseley's comp. Sept. 1675, *
k. by the Ind.

Obbinson, William, Boston 1675, a tanner, is of unkn. derivat. may
have been that yr. driven in by the Ind. war from some outlying settlem.
had w. Mary but no ch. and he with his w. 11 May 1704, gave their est.
to Paul, then call, eldest surv. s. of the Gov. Joseph Dudley ; but I can
assign no cause for such generosity.

Ober, Richard, Salem 1668, Beverly 1679, m. Abigail, d. of Nicho-
• las Woodbury of B. had Hezekiah, b. 1681 ; Ann ; Richard, 1684; and
Nicholas, 1686. Farmer says this name, writ, sometimes Obear, pre-
vails near Beverly, and is found in New Hampsh. In the Watertown
rec. Dr. Bond finds a name Orbear, Thomas, with variations, Obear,
and Ober, for wh. he suggests Hobart, with which I cannot agree, but
this sett, by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 8 Aug. 1640 ; and Judith, 15 Mar.
1643.

OcKiNGTON, or Okington, Samuel, Watertown, may have been,f.
of that Mary 0. wh. m. 30 Mar. 1692, Edward Harrington, but nothing
is kn. of him. William, Boston, by w. Mary had Matthias, b. 1 Jan,
1667 ; and Mary, 7 Sept. 1669.

Odell, or Odle, John, Fairfield 1664, perhaps s. of William the
first, freem. 1665. Reginald, Boston, by w. Priscilla had Reginald, b.
20 Jan. 1687; Samuel, 29 Jan. 1688, d. soon; Thomas, 8 Apr. 1690;
Samuel, again, 20 Aug. 1695 ; and William, 19 July 1697. William,
Concord 1639, prob. brot. w. and ch. from Eng. had here James, b. 2
Jan. 1640, d. next yr.; and Rebecca, 17 July 1642, rem. to Southamp-
ton, L. I. that yr. and soon aft. to Fairfield, in 1670 was call. sen.
William, Greenwich, perhaps s. of the preced. in 1681 was aged 47.

Oderic, John, Salem, d. 30 Dec. 1660, was, perhaps, only trans.
visit, for his inv. of £41, 5, 11, was tak. 12 Dec. foil, and no relat. is
nam.

Odiorne, John, Newcastle 1660, of gr. jury 1686, d. 1707. {Jo-



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THAM, Newcastle, a counsel, who d. 16 Aug. 1748, aged 73, Farmer
thinks was s. of the preced.

Odlin, Odltn, original. Audlet or Audlin, Elisha, Boston, s. of
John, m. Aug. 1659, Abigail, d. of deac. Henry Bright of Watertown,
had Hannah, b. 3 Sept. 1666; Margaret, 26 Feb. 1669, d. soon; Abi-
gail, 5 Apr. 1670; and Margaret, again, 5 Aug. 1672; John, 25,
bapt. 28 May 1678; John, again, 18, bapt. 20 Nov. 1681, H. C. 1702
(min. of Exeter, who was f. of Elisha, H. C. 1731, min. of Amesbury,



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