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and of Woodbridge, H. C. 1738, min. at Exeter) ; and d. a. 1724.
John, Boston, one of the early sett. No. 139 on the ch. list, was a cutler
or armorer, disfranchis. Nov. 1637 as an antinomian, by w. Margaret
had John, b. 3 June 1 635, d. soon aft. says the town rec. but in the ch.
bapt. 28 ; Hannah, 9 Feb. 1638, d. soon aft. says the town rec. but by
the ch. bapt.'4 Mar. foil.; Elisha, b. 1, bapt. 5 July 1640; John, figain,
3, bapt. 13 Feb. 1642; Hannah, again, bapt. 29 Oct. 1643, a. 8 days
old; and Peter, bapt. 12 July 1646, a. 9 days old (while town rec.
asserts his b. 2 Aug.) ; and d. 18 Dec. 1685, aged 83. His will, of 6
Mar. 1685, pro. 11 Jan. foil, of wh. Elisha was excor. names the three s.
and gr.ch. Hannah Bumstead, but whose d. she was is not kn.

Offitt, John, Milford, s. of the first Thomas of the same, b. in Eng.
had w. Hannah Hawley, who claim, divorce from him, and obtain, her
desire, m. again, John Beard. He next m. 1656 or 7, Martha, d. of
Samuel Nettleton of Branford, had Thomas, b. 20 Aug. 1657, d. young;
Martha, 12 Aug. 1659; Mary, 20 June 1661; John, 3 Feb. 1665, d.
soon; John, again, 21 Jan. 1667; Samuel, 21 Jan. 1670; Eliz. 19 Feb.
1673 ; and Lydia. He was propound, for freem. 1670 ; and d. early in
1692, prob. as his inv. was tak. 4 May. By his will, of 29 July 1639,
the two s. and four ds. are nam. as liv. Martha, w. of Peter Carrow ;
Mary, w. of Daniel Picket; and the two unm. Eliz. d. 1699, her
prop, was distrib. to the five brs. and sis. and the name seems to be
Uffet in one place, and Uffert in ano. Thomas, Roxbury 1632, came
in the Lion, arr. at Boston 16 Sept. with w. Isabel and ch. Thomas,
John, and a d. wh. m. Roger Terrill, but whose name is not seen. This
uncommon name is spelled Uffitt as the ch. rec. of R. exhibits it, or
Uskitt, perhaps in despair of getting the letters into a more common
shape, in the rec. of his qualifica. at London, adm. freem. 4 Mar. 1633,
rem. 1635, with Pynchon to Springfield, where the name is Ufford, as
the descend, now write it, but passing into Conn, at Milford 1639, where
he and w. join, the ch. 1645, it bee. Uffoote. Chapin confus. the f. with
s. of the same name, makes him an early propr. of Wethersfield, and aft.
of Stratford 1 644, whereas he was never an inhab. of either of those
towns. A yr. or two bef. his d. he ra. at Stamford, Eliz. wid. of Nicho-

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las Thele, wh. outliv. him very little time, and d. 27 Dec. 1660. Of the
day of his d. we are ign. but are sure that it was bef. 20 Aug. 1660,
when his est. was div. tho. Lambert says he d. at Milford, 1691. Thom-
as, Stratford, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. and prob. well gro. bef. his f.
came over, for in 1641 he had Id. in Wethersfield, and there m. Frances,
d. of the first Thomas Kilborne, who outliv. him but few wks. and in
Jan. 1684 her est. was div. equal, among her br. John K. of W. and sis.
Margaret, w. of Richard Law of Stamford, Lydia, w. of Robert Howard
of Windsor, and Mary, w. of the first John Root of Farmington. He
had large est. but no eh. and his name was, no doubt, in high esteem at
S. yet the selectmen and constable, in return of their list of freem. give
it Ufoth. The inv. of his prop. 26 Dec. 1683, show. £1,834, wh. by his
will of 17 May preced. was giv. in a large proport. to Samuel, s. of his
br. John, and good sh. to childr. of his br. Roger Terrill, to, his br. John,
and his childr. beside adeq. provis. for the wid.

Offlet, II David, Boston, ar. co. 1638, rem. to Plymouth 1643, but
by letter of Gov. Bradford to Gov. Winthrop as to complts. of Ind.
against 0. dated 11 Dec. 1645, we may infer that he had come back to
B. See 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. IL 119. Thomas, Salem, collector of the
port 1686-9.

Ofield, Thomas, Boston 1669, mariner, had w. Maudline, and sev.
ch. yet in his will of 29 Sept. 1677, pro. 14 Oct. 1679, tho. he ment. w. .
and childr. gives the name of w. only.

Ogden, t * John, Stamford 1641, agreed next yr. with Gov. Kieft of
New York to build a stone ch. for 2,500 guilders, in,1644 was a patentee
of Hempstead, L. L liv. 1651 at Southampton, L. L in 1656 was chos.
an Assist, reelect, to 1660, is nam. in the royal chart, of 1662, and chos.
again that yr. an Assist, but went soon to New Jersey, and with Gov.
Carteret made large purch. ; was rep. for Elizabethtown in the first
assemb. of that prov. 1668. * John, Rye, perhaps s. of the preced. rep.
1674. Richard, Fairfield 1667, br. of the first John, had been partner
with him in the contr. 1642 with Kieft. See O'Callaghan, Hist, of New
Netherlands, I. 262, when he was of Stamford, was freem. 1668, and a
large propr. of F. 1670; had descend, and most honorab. has been the
name perpet.

Ogleby, James, Scarborough, 1676.

Okey, John, Boston, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 8 Oct. 1686; and
Tacey, 9 May 1688.

Olcott, John, Hartford 1676, youngest s. of Thomas the first, m.
1695, Mary, d. of John Blackleach, wid. of Mr. Thomas Welles, had
Samuel, b. 16, bapt. 23 Aug. 1696; Mary, b. 1, bapt. 7 Aug. 1698;
Rachel, b. 2.8 Oct. 1701 ; and Abigail, 15 Feb. 1704; and d. 1712. His



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wid. m. Joseph Wadsworth, and as his only s. did not m. the line bee.
est. at his d. Samuel, Hartford, br. of the preced. freem. 1664, m.
Sarah, d. of George Stocking, d. Mar. 1704, in his will of 18th of that
mo. pro. 12 Apr. foil, names ch. Thomas, George, Sarah, Mary, and
Eliz. Thomas, Hartford, an orig. propr. whose lot in 1 640, is exhibit,
on the ground plan with his name writ. Alcock, and oft. it appears
Alcot, was a merch. who d. late' in 1654 or early in 1655, his inv. of
large est. for that day being of 13 Feb. ; had Thomas ; Samuel ; Eliz.
bapt. 7 Dec. 1645; John, 3 Feb. 1650; and Hannah. His wid. Abigail
made her will 12 Jan. and i. 26 May 1693, aged 78. Hannah d. per-
haps young, certain, bef. her mo. Eliz. m. Timothy Hyde of Wethers-
field. Thomas, Hartford, eldest s. of the preced. perhaps b. in Eng.
freem. 1658, d. in advanced yrs. and his wid. Mary d. 3 May 1721. Pie
had Abigail, Mary, Thomas, Samuel, John, drown. 25 May 1 685 ; and
' Timothy, b. 1677. Thomas, Hartford, s. of the preced. m. Nov. 1691,
Sarah, d. of Nathaniel Foote, third of this name, had Abigail, b. 4 Aug.
1692; Sarah, 12 Dec. 1694; Mary, 21 Nov. 1696; Cullick, 18 Apr.
1699; Natlianiel, 11 Sept. 1701; Josiah, 2 Mar. 1703; Margaret, 12
Apr. 1705 ; Hannah, 4 Aug. 1707 ; Eliz. 17 Nov. 1709 ; one b. and d.
1712 ; and Thomas, 1713. Timothy, Colchester, br. of the preced. by
first w. whose name is unkn. had Timothy, b. 1703 ; Titus, 1705 ;
James; Margaret, 1714; and Benoni, 1716. For sec. w. he took
Mary, wid. of ISbenezer Field, wh. d. 20 Apr. 1740 ; and a third w.
Eliz. outliv. him more than 20 yrs. He was a deac. and d. 5 Apr. 1754.
Thirteen of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at N. E. coll. exclus. of
Harv. of wh. Peter, judge of the Sup. Ct. of Vermt. d. Sept. 1808.

Old, Robert, Windsor, m. Susanna Hanford (but Stiles, 728, calls
her Hosford), had Robert, b. 9 Oct. 1670; and Jonathan, 24 Dec. 1672,
or 4 Jan. 1673, at Windsor ; rem. to Suffield, there had Mind well, 1675 ;
Hanford,' 1678; William, 1680; Susanna, 1683; and Ebenezer, 1688;
in wh. yr. his w. d. and he m. Dorothy Granger, had John, 1691, and,
perhaps, more. Of the ch. Robert was of Springfield; Hanford of
Westfield.

Oldage, Oldige, Oldeidge, or Oldekige, Richard, Windsor,
bef. 1640, possib. went from Dorchester, but was not kn. there to Dr.
Harris, d. 27 Jan. 1661, and the name is extinct. His only ch. Ann m.
19 May 1645, John Osborn.

Olden, John, Boston, by w. Eliz. had Nathaniel, b. 9 July 1668.
Perhaps it may be Holden.

Oldfields, John, Southampton, L. I. 1641, and Jamaica, L. I. 1686.
Thompson.

Oldham, Isaac, Scituate, s. of Thomas, m. Mary, d. of Josiah Keen,



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had Isaac, and two ds. rem. to Pembroke a. 1703. * John, Plymouth,
came in the Ann 1623 with a comp. so that in div. of Ids. next yr. he
was reckon, for ten heads ; in less than two yrs. gave offence by siding
with Rev. Mr. Lyford, and was punish, with more contempt than, severity,
driven to Nantasket, thence, with Conant, to Cape Ann, home in 1628,
so well reconciled to the Plymouth governm. as to be trusted by them
with their prisoner, mischief-making Mofton, back to N. E. late in 1629,
or early in 1630, freem. 18 May 1631, with prefix of respect, liv. at
Watertown, much engag. in trade with the Ind. especial, by water, rep,
in the first Gen. Court 1634, was k. by the Ind. in his shallop, July 1636,
off the mouth of Narraganset Bay. Admin, of his est. was, of course,
had in Mass. but in the noble Conn. Eec. by J. H. Trumbull, I. 43, we
see that ancill^'y process was had in that Col. the earliest action being
at their Court, 1 Sept. held at Watertown, now Wethersfleld, and next,
in Oct. at Newtown, now Hartford. Of the largest creditors there were
Gov. Cradock of London, Gov. Hopkins of Hartford, and Clement
Chaplin- of Wethersfleld, wh. certain, vouch from large opportunity of
acquaint, for his good conduct, Hinman, in his first Ed. 127, mistook -
the side of the acco. or inv. in the rec. making Gov. C. a debtor to 0.
We may conject. that he had w. and childr. but certain, is not attaina.
In 16-35 the Elizabeth and Ann brot. from London two youths of this
name, John, aged 12, and Thomas, 10, neither of wh. was likely to be
his s. John, Cambridge, s. of Richard, m. 22 July 1675, Abigail Wood,
had John, b. 20 July 1676; Abigail, 28 Nov. 1679 ; and was freem.
1690; selectman, 1694 and-oft. aft.; d. 14 Oct. 1719, in 67th yr.
Harris, Epit. 62. Richaed, Cambridge, perhaps s. of John the first,
b. in Eng. freem. 1651, m. Martha, d. of William Eaton of Watertown,
had Samuel, and John, the latter b. a. 1652 ; and d. Dec. 1658, leav. by
his will of 8 July preced. his wid. and Samuel Hyde excors. His wid.
m. Thomas Brown of Concord. Samuel, Cambridge, s. of the preced.
by w. Hannah had Samuel, wh. d. 16 Jan. 1673 ; Samuel, again, d. 24
Aug. 1-675 ; Hannah, d. 9 July 1676 ; Andrew, d. 12 July 1677 ; and
Nathaniel, d. 3 May 1678. Harris, Epit. 170 and 1. He was freem.
1690. Three ds. liv. long eno. to be ment. in his will of 13 July 1727,
Hannah, w. of Amos Gates ; Mary, w. of James Read ; and Ann, unm.
Thomas, Scituate, was of Duxbury 1643, perhaps that youth who came
from London 1635, in the Elizabeth and Ann, and may have been br. of
John, his fellow-passeng. m, 20 Nov. 1656, Mary, d. of Rev. William
Wetherell, had Mary, b. 20 Aug. 1658; Thomas, 30 Oct. 1660 ; Sarah;
Hannah; Grace; -Isaac; Ruth; Eliz. ; and Lydia ; all bef. 1679; and
d. 1711. Thomas, Scituate, s. of the preced. m. 1683, Mercy, d.
of Robert Sproat, had Joshua and Mary, tw. b. 1684 ; Mercy ; and
Desire.



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Olin,- Henry, Greenwich, s. of John of the same, had, it is said, tho.
his ws. name is not seen, nor the date of b. of either, Justin, and Caleb,
both of wh, rem. bef. the revolut. war, to Vermont, and the latter, hav.
seven s. d. in St. Lawrence Co. N. Y. Of such infirm material few
N. E. fam. are compel, to build. John, West Greenwich, E. I. said to
have come a. 1678, in his youth, from Wales, had by w. unkn. John,
Henry, and, perhaps, Justin, and Joseph ; but of the last two, in the
fam. geneal. no aoco. is render, nor is the date of m. or d. of f. or either
of 'the other s. giv. John, East Greenwich, R. I. s. of the preced.

Oliver, J Daniel, Boston, youngest s. of Peter the first, m. 23 Apr.
1696, Eliz. d. of Hon. Andrew Belcher, sis. of Gov. Jonathan, had
Daniel, b. 14 Jan. 1704, H. C. 1722, wh. d. of smallpox, at London, 5
July 1727 ; Andrew, 28 Mar. 1706, H. C. 1724, who was lieut.-gov. of
the Prov. andd. 3 Mar. 1774; and Peter, 17 Mar. 1713, H. C. 1730,
the Ch. Justice of the Sup. Ct. of Mass. who was impeach, and d. at
Birmingham, Oct. 1791; was freem. 1690, and d. 23 July 1732. His
wid. d. 1735. David, Pemaquid, took the o. of fidel. to Mass. 23 July
1674. II James, Boston, s. of Thomas, the rul. Elder, brot. by his f. from
Bristol, in Co. Somerset, 1632, in the William and Francis, freem. 12
Oct. 1640, an emin. merch. ar. co. 1637, capt. of it 1656, and 66, serv.
in Philip's war, as a capt. in the gr. fight of 19 Dec. 1675, and d. 1682,
without issue. James, Cambridge, s. of Peter, a physician, freem. 1690,
m. Mercy, d. of Samuel Bradstreet, had Mercy, b. 1695 ; and Sarah, 4
Sept. bapt. 20 Dec. 1696 ; and he d.,8 Apr. 1703, and his wid. d. 29
Mar. 1710, in her 43d yr. * John, Boston 1632, younger br. or per-
haps neph. of Elder Thomas, came with him in the William and
Francis, disarm, in Nov. 1637, was chos. rep. 1638, but reject, by the
ho. as a support, of the cause of Wheelwright, rem. to Newbury, was
freem. 13 May 1640, m. Joanna Goodale, prob. d. of Eliz. and sis. of
Eichard the first, had only Mary, b. 7 June 1640, and he d. 1642. Very
frequent has been the confus. betw. him and John, the s. of the rul.
Elder, but a careful comparison will find in our rec. three or four un-
failing points in assist, him to discrimin. In the beautiful Appleton
Memor. p. 22, the will of John Oliver of Boston, wh. d. a few yrs. later,
of wh. abstr. is in Geneal. Eeg. III. 266, from Vol. I. of Pro. Eec. is
erron. assum. to be ttt act of the Newbury man, who was, I think, his
uncle. His d. Mary m. 8 Dec. 1656, Samuel Appleton, the sec. of Ips-
wich, I believe, as his sec. w. His wid. m. capt. William Gerrish.
II John, Boston, s. of the Elder Thomas, so distinct, call, at his adm. into
the ch. 1633, freem. 14 May 1634, m. Eliz. d. of John Newgate, had
John, bapt. 29 July 1638, tho. the town rec. strange, makes his b. 21
Nov. aft. d. Mar. foil. ; Eliz. b. 28 Feb. bapt. 8 Mar. 1640 ; Hannah, 3,



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bapt. 6 Mar. 1642, d. young ; John, again, 15, bapt. 21 Apr. 1644 ; and
Thomas, 10 Feb. bapt. 8 Mar. 1646, d. young. He was of ar. co. 1638,
call. serj. a skilful surveyor, yet took up the duty of a preacher, for
success in wh. he ent. the college, had his A. B. 1645, odd as such a
course seems for a mar. man, d. 12 Apr. 1646, very deep, lament. See
Winth. II. 257. His wid. 14 Mar. 1649, bee. sec. w. of Edward Jack-
son of Cambridge; and the d. Eliz. m. 25 Nov. 1657, Enoch Wiswall
of Dorchester. || John, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Susanna, d. of
John Sweet, had s. Sweet, b. 1668 ; was of ar. co. 1680; freem. 16Sl,
of the sec. ch. with prefix of respect, and d. 1683. John, Boston,
memb. of the first ch. freem. 1683, but he is nofthot. to have derived
his blood from the venerable Elder. Joseph, Scarborough 1676. Na-
' THANIEL, Boston 1651, a tailor, of wh. I find no more. Nathaniel,
Boston, s. of Peter, m. 3 Jan. 1677, Eliz. d. of Thomas Brattle, was one
of the Committee of safety aft. overthrow of Andros, 1689, freem. 1690
with prefix of respect, among the earliest mem. of Brattle st. ch. and
d. 15 Apr. 1704, leav. wid. who d. May 1719, and ch. Eliz. Nathaniel,
Sarah, James, Brattle, Peter, and Mary. || Peter, Boston, s. of the
Elder Thomas, b. in Eng. a. 1618, freem. 13 May 1640, an emin. trader;
one of the founders of the 3d or Old South ch. wh. honor, in the valua.
Hist, of Boston, by Mr. Drake, is inadv. giv. p. 591, to his fourth s.
Hon. Daniel, then only five yrs. old. He m. Sarah, d. of John Newgate,
had Sarah, bapt. 7 Jan. 1644; Mary, 1 Mar. 1646, a. 8 days old; Na-
thaniel, b. 8 Mar. 1652 ; Peter, 3 Mar. 1655, H. C. 1675; James, 19
Mar. .1659, H. C. 1680; and Daniel, 28 Feb. 1664; was of ar. co.
1643, its capt. 1669, and d. 11 Apr. 1670. His wid. Sarah was bur. 11
Oct. 1692. His will, of 8 Apr. 1670, was pro. 5 May foil. His d.
Sarah m. John Noyes, and d. 19' Mar. 1707. Mary m. a. 1666, Jona-
than Shrimpton, wh. d. 1673, and she next yr. m. Nathaniel Williams.
Peter, Boston, s. of the preced. of wh. no more is told, not even the
yr. of his d. in the Catal. of H. C. but we kn. that ano. Peter of Bos-
ton, a goldsmith, s. of John, m. 8 Mar. 1710, Jerusha, d. of Increase
Mather, had Jerusha, wh. d. 4 Jan. next, as had her mo. five days bef.
and he m. 1 Mar. 1712, Hopestill Wensley, made his will 24th of next
mo. and d. very soon. Richard, Salem 1668, a petitnr. against imposts,
may be he in Maine wh. sw. fidel. to Mass. in||^674, with prefix of
respect, was the same yr. made elk. of one of "the tempor. div. of Ihat
Province call. Devonshire, liv. some time in Monhegin, was lieut. in the
early part of Philip's war, and is oft. nam. by Hubbard. || Samuel,
Boston, s. of the Elder Thomas, b. in Eng. adm; of the ch. 21 May
1643, yet never made freem. ar. co. 1648, had w. Lydia adm. of the ch.
Nov. 1647, and s. Vigilant, bapt. 27 June preced. ; Patience, wh. d. 26



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Nov. 1653 ; and Deborah, bapt. 1 Feb. 1652; was drown. 27 Mar. 1652
leav. wid. Lydia, wh. m. 16 Feb. 1654, Joshua Fisher sec. of Dedham.
Thomas, Boston 1632, s. of John, and gr.s. of Thomas of Bristol,
Eng. ; came in the William and Francis, 9 Mar. from London, arr.
5 June 1632 at B. bring, w. Ann, wh.'d. May 1635, d. Abigail, and
certain, six s. scil. the four bef. ment. ; and Nathaniel, k. at 15 yrs. by
fall of a tree on Boston neck, 9 Jan. 1633, as Winth. I. 98, relates; and
Daniel, wh. d. June 1637. He was from Bristol, freem. 1632, selectman
oft. a most useful citizen, had in old age sec. w. Ann, who was of Dor-
chester ; and d. 1 June 1658, " being ninety yrs. old," says the diary of
John Hull. His d. Abigail m. James Johnson ; and ano. d. m. Richard
Wolfall. Our first Vol. of Prob. Rec. has his will of 13 Mar. 1653.
Thomas, Salem, a calender, from Norwich, came, at the age of 36, in
the Mary Ann of Yarmouth, 1637, with w. Mary, 34, two ch. Thomas,
and John, and two serv. Thomas Doged, 30, and Mary Sape, 12. The
w. had the faculty of speech to an unpleasant excess, had suffer, in Eng.
for neglect of some custom of trifling import, in the solemnities of the
ch. and was punish, here for siding with Roger Williams, in 1638, and
for berating our elders, as late as 1646. See Felt, II.' 457, 576, and
Winth. I. 281, 2. The h. as well as the state, seem to have suffer, for
he was driven to go home in 1648 or 9, but came back in few yrs.
and was in office 1 670, as measurer of wood. A Bridget 0. of Salem,
charged with witchcraft, 1680, perhaps was d. of the free speaking
woman. Thomas, Fairfield 1660-70. J * Thomas, Cambridge, s. of
John, the scholar, freem. 1672, m. 27 Nov. 1667, Grace, d. of capt.
Thomas Prentice, had Grace, b. 15 Nov. 1668, d. at 12 yrs. ; Eliz. 11
Apr. 1670, d. at 4 yrs. ; John, 22 Nov. 1671, d. at 2 yrs.; Hannah, 16
Aug. 1674; Thomas, 22 Aug. 1676; and Samuel, 18 May 1679, both
d. young ; his w. d. 30 Sept. 1681, and he m. 19 Apr. 1682, Mary, d. of
Nathaniel Wilson, had John, again, 9 July 1683, d. at two mos. ; Na-
thaniel, 1 Feb. 1685; Mary, 20 Mar. 1688; Sarah, 14 Nov. 1690;
Thomas, again, 17 July 1700, H. C. 1719 ; and Samuel, again, 12 Jan.
1702. He was deac. aft. many yrs. being capt. a rep. and of the Counc.
honor, for integr. and piety, d. 31 Oct. 1715, hav. made his will the day
preced. Twenty-five of this name had, in 1828, been gr. at Harv. Coll.
the greater part, says Farmer, descend, of the rul. Elder of Boston
first ch. But Eliot's Biog. Diet. wh. is very discriminat. in giv. the
charact. of more than one of this progeny, say^he last royal lieut. gov.
of Mass. Thomas O. was of a dif. fam. from ^ft of the foregoing.

Olmstead, James, Cambridge, came to Boston 16 Sept. 1632, in the
Lion, from London, with two ch. and others, was rec. as freem. 6 Nov.
foil, constable some yrs. at C. but rem. with earliest sett, to Hartford



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1636, of wh. he was an orig. propr. with large lots of Id. and d. 1640.
His will, of 28 Sept. of that yr. with inv. show, comfortab. prop, is found
in Trumbull's Coll. Rec. I. 446-9. It names only two ch. Nicholas, and
Nehemiah; but niece Rebecca O. wh. he brot.^ over, has also a small
provis. and his kinsmen Richard, and John O. perhaps brs. of Rebecca,
by the overseers of his will, with concur, of the s. rec. too, a small por-
tion of the est. Yet prob. it was their own prop, held by him in tr. and
they may have come with her. It also provides for his serv. William
Corbee or Corby. * James, Norwalk, s. of Richard of the same, had
(tho. Hall's rec. gives not the name of w.) James, b. 10 Mar. 1677;
perhaps Nathan, 27 Apr. 1678 ; Samuel, 13 May 1683; and John, 14
Aug; 1692; was rep. 1691, 2, 3, and 9. John, Hartford 1640, neph.
prob. of the first James, rem. soon to Saybrook, thence, a. 1660, to Nor-
wich, was freem. 1662, surg. of part of the forces in Philip's war, had
w. Eliz. d. of Matthew Marvin, but nam. no ch. in his will, pro. 22
Sept. 1686, made not long bef. tho. he calls hims. only 60, wh. no doubt,
was by several yrs. too small a reckon. ; left most of his good est. to ch.
of his br. and sis. John, Norwalk, s. of Richard of the same, m. 17
July 1673, Mary, d. of Thomas Benedict the first, but in his valvia.
Hist. Hall has not giv. any issue ; was ens. l&lA.f^ In the list of proprs. "*
1687, he shows fair est. Nehemiah, Fairfield 1649, s. of James the
first, was a serj. in 1657; of him no more is heard, but that his wid.
Eliz. m. Obadiah Gilbert, and, perhaps, he had d. Sarah. * Nicholas,
Hartford, br. of the preced. b. in Eng. serv. 1637 in the Pequot war,
aft. sowing his wild oats, bee. a good citizen, freem. 1669, ens. and rep.
1672 and 3, capt. in 1675, and d. 31 Aug. 1684. He had early.m. bef.
his f.'s will of 28 Sept. 1640, a d. of Joseph Loomis of Windsor, had
Sarah; Mary or Mabel, b. 20 Nov. 1646 ; Rebecca, Mar. 1648 ; John,
3 Feb. 1650; and left s. Joseph, Samuel, and Thomas, beside ds; Sarah
Gates, prob. w. of George, m. early in 1662 ; Mabel Butler; and Re-
becca Bigelow. * Richard, Hartford 1639, neph. of James the first, an
orig. propr. had John, bapt. there 30 Dec. 1649 ; rem. to Norwalk of wh.
he was one of the first purch. 1650, made serj. 1653, and rep. at May
sess. of that yr. and a dozen other sess. to 1679 ; d. a. 1686, left only s.
James, and John, wh. had div. of prop, of their uncle John, and, per-
haps, one or more ds. Samuel, freem. of Conn. 1677, was prob. of
Hartford, s. of Nicholas, and d. 13 Jan. 1726, in 73d yr. of his age.
Thomas, Hartford, proj^s. of Nicholas, m. 25 June 1691, Hannah Mix,
perhaps d. of the first^Piomas of New Haven, had prob. Thomas, and,
perhaps, other ch. Five of this name, says Farmer, MS. had been gr.
at Yale in 1834, and six are add. since. This fam. was from Suff k. Eng.
Olnet, Epenetus, Providence, s. of Thomas the first, b. in Eng. m.



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9 Mar. 1666, Mary, sec. d. of John "Whipple of the same, had Mary, h.
13 July 1668.; James, 9 Nov. 1670; Sarah, 10 Sept. 1672; Epen-
etus, 18 Jan. 1675; John ;' Thomas, 18 May 1686; and Lydia, 20
Jan. 1689. He took o. of alleg. to k. Charles II. in May 1666;
and d. July 1698. Epenetus, Providence, e. of the preced. m. Mercy
Williams, had James, Charles, Joseph, Anthony, Mary, Amy, Ann,
Martha, and Freeborn. He had rem. to Gloucester, R. I. and d. 18
Sept. 1740. Perhaps at G. the dates of b. of these ch. or some of them
may be ascertain. James, Providence, br. of the preced. sw. alleg.
June 1667 ; rem. not from P. dur. Philip's war. He d. bef. Feb. 1677,
prob. unm. James, Providence, eldest s. of Epenetus the first, m. 31
Aug. 1702, Hallelujah Brown, had James, b. 18 Sept. 1703, wh. d. soon ;
Mary, 30 Sept. 1704 ; Joseph, 6 June 1706 ; James, 28 Dec. 1708, d.
in few wks. ; Jonathan, 9 Mar. 1710; Jeremiah, 20 M^r. 1711; and
Lydia, 1 Nov. 1716; and he d. 5 or 6 Oct. 1744. John, Providence,
s. of the first Epenetus, m. 11 Aug. 1699, Rachel Caggeshall, had John,
b. 27 May 1701; William, 22 Feb. 1706; Jeremiah, 4 Nov. 1708;
Freelove, 29 Nov. 1711 ; and Nebadiah, 10 Feb. 1715. t Thomas,
Salem, shoemaker, of Hertford, Eng. came in the Planter to Boston,
1635, from London, aged 35 ; with w. Mary, 30 ; s. Thomas, 3; and
Epenetus, 1 ; was freem. 17 May 1637, had Nebadiah, bapt. Aug. foil,
wh. d. young ; soon aft. went to Providence, and join. 1638, with Roger
Williams in purch. of Providence and in found, the first bapt. ch. on our
contin. There he prob. had Stephen, Mary, James, and Lydia ; took
the o. of alleg. May 1666, and d. 1682. Of his ds. Mary m. 4 Dec.
1663, John Whipple; and Lydia m. 17 Dec. 1669, Joseph Williams.
Hutch. I. 421, prints the act of excommunica. of him and others for
their fall from the ch. as verified by Hugh Peter ; and Felt, Ann. II.
576, rec. the excision of both him and his w. tho. the name of neither
appears among his ch. memb. A s. of his, prob. Stephen, but may have
been Nebadiah, d. early in 1659-60, as a let. of Williams to J. Winth. in
3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 28, tells. He was made Treasr. in 1638, the only



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