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wh. d. 4 Dec. 1659; Samuel, wh. d. 24 May 1660; Sarah, again, 7
Feb. 1662, perhaps b. at Lynn; Samuel, again, 21 Nov. 1664; Peter,
14 Aug. 1667, d. at 13 mos.; Peter, again, 27 Nov. 1669; Lydia, 7
Dec. 1672; and Joshua, 19 Aug. 1^675. William, Salem, br. of the
preced. m. 24 June 1«73, Eliz. Eastwick, had WilUam, b. 7 Sept. 1676,
posthum. and d. prob. 1676, for to her was admin, giv. 28 June of that yr.

PiCKTON, Thomas, Salem, had, says Felt, gr. of Id. 1639, was on
Beverly side, bj will of 19 Oct. pro. 28 Nov. 1677, gave all his est. to
w, Ann, who. d. in 1 683, aged 83.

PiCKWOETH, Amakiah, Salem, had, says very good autho. d. Rachel,
who m. the sec. John Sibley, but I feel no small degree of hesitat. bee.
the first John S. m. Rachel Pickworth, as is said. Benjamin, Salem, s. of
John, had w. Eliz. nam. in his will, 20 Aug. 1681. John, Salem 1637,
had gone from some part of the Bay to Plymouth 1631, got a w. and
went back, says Gov. Bradford in letter of Feb. 1632. His w. Ann join,
the cb. 1638, and had bapt. Ruth, Hannah, and John, 14 Oct. that yr. ;
Samuel ; Joseph, 12 Feb. 1643 ; Rachel, 3 May 1646 ; Benjamin, 2 July
1648; Sarah, 6 Oct. 1650; Abigail, Oct. 1652; and Jacob, 3 Sept.
1654. He had gr. of Id. at New London 1651, but forfeit, for non resid.
Ruth m.^athaniel Masters ; Rachel m. John Sibley ; and Sarah m. 25
Mar. 1680, Joseph Mazury. His will of 27 June 1663, was pro. 25
Nov. foil, names 4 s. the first ment. and 3 ds. but inv. had been tak.
three mos. Elias, of Beverly 1687, may have been ano. s. or perhaps a
gr.s. Samuel, Salem, a soldier, k. in Philip's war, 15 Dec. 1675, was
s. of John, m. 3 Nov. 1667, Sarah, d. prob. of the first John Marston,

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had Sarah, b. 17 July 1668; Hannah, 3 May 1670; Samuel, 3 Sept.
1672; and Mary, 30 July 1675. He left wid. Sarah. See Geneal.
Eeg. n. 243. I regret to add, that young Samuel was an unhappy wit-
ness in 1692, at some of the witch trials, and, of course, was led to swear
to more than was true.

PiD, RiCHAKD, freem. of Mass. 22 June 1642, is wholly tinkn. to me.

PiDDELL, CoKBiTT, of Conn. as strange a name as the preced. had a
suit in Court 1649.

PiDCOCK, or PiDCOKE, Geoege, Scituate, m. 1640, Sarah Eichards,
was liv. 1670, and Deane, 324, says no fam. is heard of. In the Col.
Rec. it is found, that he gave to the town that yr. both hims. and his
propr. as being too feeble to manage his affairs.

PiDGE. See Pigg.

Pierce', Peaese, Pears, Peiese, or Pbaece, Abraham, Plymouth
1629, had sh. in div. of cattle that yr. of Duxbury 1643, was a propr.
of Bridgewater 1645, by w. Rebecca had Abraham, b. Jan. 1638;
Isaac ; and three ds. of wh. Alice was bapt. at Barnstable, 21 July 1 650 ;
and d. at D. 1673. Haz. I. 326; Baylies II. 254. Abraham, Dux-
bury, s. of the preced. by w. Hannah had Abraham ; John ; and Sam-
uel; and d. Jan. 1718. Anthony; Watertown, eldest s. of John of the
same, b. in Eng. freem. 3 Sept. 1634, but by Felt is claim, for Salem
that yr. yet perhaps against the stronger right of W. for here the rec.
says by w. Sarah or Ann (for he had two, but Ann was the surv.) was
b. Mary, 28 Dec. 1633; John, eldest s. whose date is not kn. ; Mary,
again, 1636; Jacob, 15 Sept. 1637; Daniel, 1 Jan. 1640; Martha, 24
Apr. 1641; Joseph; Benjamin, 1649; and Judith, 18 July 1650; and
he d. 9 May 1678. Mary m. Ralph Read of Wobum ; and Judith m.
16 Feb. 1667, John Sawin. Azeeikam, or Azrakim, "Warwick, is sup-
pos. to have come in from Rehoboth, or Swanzey, had ch. Samuel and
Tabitha, perhaps others. Benjamin, Scituate, s. of Michael, m. 1678,
Martha, d. of Jatnes Adams, had Martha, Jerusha, Benjamin, Ebene-
zer, Persis, Caleb, Thomas, Adams, Jeremiah, and Elisha, b. betw. 1679
and 99. Deane. Benjamin, Watertown, s. of Anthony, m. 15 Jan.
1678, Hannah, d. of Joshua Brooks of Concord ; had eight ch. says Bond,
but he names only Hannah, b. 25 Dec. 1679 ; Benjamin, 29 Apr. 1682;
Grace, 4 June 1685; Sarah, 1 Jan. 1688; Samuel, 22 Aug. 1689;
Lydia, 3 Oct. 1692 ; and Hannah, again, 2 Jan. 1700 ; was freem. 1690 ;
but the time of d. is not ment. Benjamin, Wobum, s. perhaps of Rob-
ert, more prob. of Thomas of the same, by w. Mary had Benjamin, b.
28 Aug. 1689; Mary, 29 Jan. 1692; Esther, 25 Oct. 1696; Rebecca,
Oct. 1698; Deborah, 5 Dec. 1700; Thomas, 23 Nov. 1702; and Zuri-
shaddai, 22 June 1705. Daniel, Watertown, blacksmith, came in the



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Elizabeth from Ipswich, Co. Suff. (but call, of London by Coffin) 1 634,
aged 23 ; freem. 2 May 1 638, rem. to Newbury, by w. Sarah had Dan-
iel, b. 15 May 1642; Joshua, 15 May 1643; and Martha, 14 Feb.
1648. He sw. fidel. 1652, and m. 26 Dee. 1654, Ann, perhaps wid. of
Thomas Millerd, and d. 27 Nov. 1677, leav: good est. His wid. d. 27
Nov. 1690 ; and his d. m. perhaps a Thorpe. Daniel, Groton, s. of
Anthony, as from Butler's Hist, we learn, by w. Eliz. had Eliz'. b. 16
May 1665; Daniel, 28 Nov. 1666; John, 18 Aug. 1668; Ephraim, 15
Oct. 1673; and Josiah, 2 May 1675. Of course the Ind. hostil. drove
him away ; and Bond fixes him at Watertown, and says he had Joseph ;
Abigail, b. 3 Jan. 1682; Hannah, bapt. 16 Jan. 1687; and Benjamin,
the same day ; the last three at W. I * Daniel, Newbury, s. of Daniel
of the same, by w. Joanna h^i Joanna; Daniel, b. 20 Dec. 1663 ; Ann,
22 May 1666; Benjamin, 26 Feb. 1669; Joshua,> 16 Oct. 1671;
Thomas, 1 May 1674; Martha, 26 Feb. 1677; Salrah, 3 Oct. 1679;
George, 5 Mar. 1682; Mary, 14 Apr. 1685; John, l^Oct. 1687; and
Catharine, 18 Sept. 1690; was a capt. rep. 1682 dnd 3, of -the council
of safety on the revo. 1689, col. of one of the Essex reg. rep. under the
new chart, in the import, yr. 1692; and d. 22 Jan. tho. Hutch. II. 48,
makes it 4 Apr. 1704. His w. d. 26 Sept. 1690, and Daniel and Joanna,
the eldest two ch. a few days bef. David, Dorchester, freem. 7 Dec.
1636 ; but Mr. Paige, in his very careful list, Geneal. Reg. III. 94, read
it Price. Edward, Watertown 1639, says Bond, wh. thinks he went
to Wethersfield, but nothing certain is kn. of the man. Ephraim,
Weymouth^erhaps s. of Michael, by w. Hannah, d. of John Holbrook
of the same, had Azrikam, b. 4 Jan. 1672; prob. Ephraim; and per-
haps others. George, Boston, a smith, m. Mary, d. of Richard Wood-
house, had Mary, b. 20 June 1660, and he d. 7 Dec. 1661. George,
Portsmouth, R. I, m. 7 Apr. 1687, Alice, d. of Richard Hart, had Su-
sanna, b. 21 Aug. 1688; and perhaps more. Giles, Greenwich, R. I.
1687. Isaac, Boston, tailor, m. Grace, d. of Lewis Tucker of Casco.
James, Boston, k. in youth, by lightning, at Plymouth 1660. James,
TEohum, s. of Thomas, by w. Eliz. had Eliz. b. 11 Oct. 1688 ; James,
28 Feb. 1690; and perhaps rem. John, the patentee under the Pres.
and Counc. of N. E. 1620 and 1, tho. connect, with the pilgr. of Ply-
mouth, never came, in my opin. to this shore, yet Willis seems contra.
I. 13. After most respectful consider, of the docum. refer, to in his
note, I am constrain, to express a confidence, that the London cloth-
worker never succeed, in accomplish, tho. he did undertake, a voyage
to Plymouth, the ship being put back in distress. My judgment
seems to have confirmat. by what is read in Bradford, 140. * John,
Dorchester, came perhaps in the Mary and John, 1630, or in the Lion,



428 P I E E C E .

Feb. 1631, is call, mariner from Stepney, one of the modern Lon^
don parishes, freem. 18 May 1631, by w. Parnell had Joseph, b. 30
Oct. 1631 ; Abia, 17 July 1633; John, 3 Mar. 1635, d. the same mo.;
Nehemiah, 12 July 1637, d. Oct. 1639 ; and his w. d. the same mo. He
■was selectman 1636 and 41 ; rep. Mar. 1639 ; rem. 1642 to Boston, m.
sec. w. 10 Aug. 1<654, Eebecca, wid. of Thomas Wheeler, and d. 17
Sept. 1661. His will made the day bef. ment, w. Rebecca, s. Samuel,
and Nehemiah, ds. Mehitable, the w. of Jeremiah Rogers, prob. eldest,
and her three ch. beside Mary, Mercy, and Exercise, as may be read in
Geneal. Reg. X. 359, 60. In the Hist, of Dorchester, 71, Samuel is sup^
posed to be elder than Nehemiah, " as he is ment. first ; " but it seems
clear, that he was younger, no doubt, by the sec. w. John, Watertown,
freem. Mar. 1638, a man of very good est. project, settlem. at Sudbury
and Lancaster, d. 19 Aug. 1661 ; and his will of 4 Mar. 1658 was pro.
1 Oct. foil. In it he provides for w. Eliz. eldest s. Anthony, and other
childr. without naming; but his wid. in her will of 15 Mar. 1667, in wh.
mo. she d. aged 79, supplies the defic. naming ch. Anthony, John, Robert,
Esther Morse, w, of Joseph, Mary Coldam, whose h. is not of my
acquaint, beside gr.childr. Mary Ball, and ano. Ball, Esther Morse, and
the childr. of Anthony and Robert. He ha'd also d. Eliz. wh. m. 30
Jan. 1645, Francis Wyman, but she d. bef. her f. John, Boston, by w.
Eliz. had John and Eliz. tw. b. 16 June 1643 ; and of him nothing more
is kn. unless he may be that man call. John Peirse, to whose four ch.
John Mills of Boston, in his will, Oct. 1651, made gift. * John, "Wo-
burn, prob. s. of John of Watertown, and b. in Eng. had John, b. 23
Nov. 1644; Joseph, 12 Sept. 1646; and Thomas, 3 May 1649; perhaps
others bef. or aft. was freem. in Apr. and rep. May 1690. John, Glou-
cester, husbandman, freem. 1651, m. 4 Nov. 1643 w. Eliz. had Mary, b.
Sept. 1650 ; and John, 14 July 1653. His w. d. 3 July 1673, and he
m. 12 Sept. foil. Jane Stanwood, and d. 15 Dec. 1695. His wid. d. 18
Aug. 1706. John, Boston, s. of Anthony of Watertown, adm. as inhab.
.28 Feb. 1643, freem. 1648, m. 15 Apr. 1656, Ruth, d. of Nathaniel
Bishop; had Hannah, b, 30 June 1660; Ruth, 22 Nov. 1662 ; Hannah,
again, 1 Mar. 1665 (as to me seems, tho. in the infirm town rec. she is
call. d. of John Pease, and w. Ruth, neither of wh. is seen elsewhere) ;
beside Nathaniel, 10 Apr. 1678; and Rebecca, 15 Feb. 1680. Perhaps
betw. the earliest and latest pair he was resid. in some other town. His
will of 21 Oct. 1682, pro. 7 Nov. foil, gives to his w. Ruth all his est. to
bring up the childr. withal, as it lay in Boston or was giv. by his f. at
W. or as may be inher. from gr.f. as this testat. was eldest s. of his f.
John, Hartford 1640, a youth who prob. rem. soon. John, Charles-
town 1652, may have rem. to Kittery, and d. 1673, leav. wid. Elinor.



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His inv. of £154 is dat. 5 Dec. by Francis Hooke, and Hubertus Mat-
toon. He may have been the witness to will of Thomas Coytmore, Aug.
1642. John, Boston, a mariner, in 1654, was perhaps he who m. 15
Apr. 1656, Ruth, d. of Nathaniel Bishop, had Hannah, b. 30 June 1660 ;
may have been adm. an inhab. 1657. Ano. John of Boston, perhaps by
w. Isabel had Samuel, b. 14 Jan. 1660; and d. 17 Sept. 1661. John,
Sudbury, perhaps br. of Anthony, had w. Eliz. wh. d. 12 June 1655.
One John, a weaver, came from Norwich, Co. Norf. 1637, aged 49, with
w. Eliz. 36, and four ch. John, Barbara, Eliz. and Judith, and one serv.
John Gedney, 19, may have been this Sudbury man or not, as the com-
monness of the name prevents distinct. John, Woburn, s. perhaps
eldest, of John of the same, m. 1 July 1663, Deborah, d. of James Con-
verse, had Deborah, b. 30 Oct. 1666 ; John, 26 Jan. 1671 ; Thomas, 23
Dec. 1672; James, 6 Aug. 1674, d. at 11 yrs.; Daniel, 7 Nov. 1676;
James, again, 8 Oct. 1686; and Joseph, 24 Aug. 1688. John, Salem
1675, was then chos. lieut. of capt. Gardner's comp. of wh. therefore
more ought to be kn. Felt II. 497. John, Boston 1670, a bricklayer ;
a d. of his had m. William Talmage. John, Springfield, ra. 1677,
Lydia, d. of Miles Morgan, had Nathaniel, b. 1679 ; John, 1683 ; Jona-
than ; rem. to Enfield, there had Lydia 1693, and he d. Sept. 1696,
leav. the w. and these ch. John, York 1680, took o. of alleg. next yr.
had sev. yrs. bef. m. Phebe Nash, wid. of Isaac. John, Gloucester, s. of
John of the same, m. Mary, d. of Robert Ratchell of Boston, had, beside
the Stephen and Silas, ment. by Babson, 126, without dates, John, b. 17
Jan. 1679 ; and Stephen, 25 Jan. 1681 ; and rem. prob. next yr. John,
Woodbury, by Cothreri suppos. to be s. of John of Wethersfield, yet wh.
he was is not ment. m. the defraud, orphan Ann, sis. of John Hathwit, had
John, bapt. Sept. 1683'; and Eliz. Aug. 1685; and he d. 19 Nov. 1731.
John, Scituate, s. of Michael, m. 1683, Patience, d. of Anthony Dodson,
had (says Deane, 325) Michael, John, Jonathan, Ruth, Jael, David, and
Clothier, b. betw. 1684 and 98. Jonathan, Woburn, s. of Robert of
the same, m. 19 Nov. 1689, Hannah Wilson, had Hannah, b. 8 Mar.
1691, d. young; Jonathan, 11 May 1693, d. next yr. as did the f. 17
June 1694. Joseph, Woburn, prob. s. of Thomas of the same, m. 24
June 1681, Mary Richardson, was freem. 1684. Joseph, Watertown,
s. prob. of Anthony, by w. Martha, had Joseph, b. 2 Oct. 1669 ; Francis,
27 July 1671; John, 27 May 1673; Mary, 26 Nov. 1674; Benjamin,
25 Mar. 1677; Jacob, 26 Dec. 1678; Martha, 24 Dec. 1681 ; Stephen,
Oct. 1683 ; Israel, 7 Oct. 1685 ; and Eliz. 9 Sept. 1687. He was freem.
1690, and took sec. w. 15 June 1698, Eliz. Winship of Cambridge, wid.
of Ephraim, d. of Francis Kendall. Joshua, Newbury, s. of the first
Daniel of the same, m. 7 May 1668, Dorothy, d./if maj. Robert Pike,



430 PIEKCE.

had Joshua, and perhaps other ch. but no dates are giv. Launcelot,
Pegypscot, m. a d. of Thomas Stevens, had William. Willis I. 163.
Make, Cambridge 1642, rem. next yr. to New Haven. Maemaddke,
Salem 1639, charged with k. his apprent. See Winth. I. 318, 9, where
the surname seems Percy or Perry. He came 1637 from Sandwich, in
Kent, with w. Mary and a serv. In Boys's Hist of Sandwich, p. 752, it
is spelled Peerce, and in Felt I. 169, Percie, but in lb. II. 458, Pierce.
Michael, Hingham 1646, had there bapt. that yr. Persis; other ch.
were Benjamin, John, :pphraim, Ehz. Deborah, Ann, Abia, and Ruth,
all nam. in his will, beside prob. Abigail, b. 1662, when his w. d. Soon,
! aft. he rem. to Scituate, took sec. w.'' Ann ; was a capt. of great bravery,
in command of 50 Eng. and 20 friend. Ind. from Cape Cod, in Philip's
; war, and was with most of them k. 26 Mar. 1676, at Pawtucket fight
: in Rehoboth. Deane, 122, 325. Nathaniel, Woburn, s. of Robert of
the same, was a soldier in Philip's war, and engag. in the memo. Falls
fight, 19 May 1676, wh. he long surv. m. .27 Dec. 1677, Hannah Con-
vers, had Nathaniel,' b. 2 Feb. 1679 ; and his w. d. 23 Mar. foil. He m.
23 Mar. 1 680, Ehz. Foster, perhaps wid. of Hopestill of Charlestown,
had Robert, wh.d. 14 May 1689. ||Nehemiah, Boston 1661, a cooper,
ar. CO. 1671, m. perhaps sec. w. 1684, Ann, wid. of capt. Samuel Mosely,
eldest d. of Isaac Addington, and d. 1691. Admin, was giv. 28 Apr. of
that yr. to his wid. Richard, Portsmouth, R. I. had perhaps other ch."
beside that Susanna wh. m. 4 Dec. 1673, George Brownell. Richard,
Pemaquid, a carpenter, I think is the man to wh. in Jan. 1642, an Ind.
sagamore made large gr. of Ids. and islds. as may be seen in Geneal.
Reg. XIII. 365; took o. of fidel. 1674. Richard, Boston, printer, m.
27 Aug. 168Q, Sarah, d. of Rev. Seaborn Cotton. Thomas, Hist. I.
282. For Benjamin Harris, bookseller, he publish. 25 Sept. 1690,
thejlrst No. of a newspaper, of wh. the sec. never appeared. See Felt
II. 14. Robert, Dorchester, perhaps 1630, but not very likely, may
have been br. of John, the mariner, by w. Ann, d. of John Greenway,
had Deborah, b. Feb. 1640, d. in few wks. was freem. 18 May 1642, and
d. 6 Jan. 1665, leav. only s. Thomas, and Mary, wh. m. Thomas Her-
ring, not (as «ft. said) Haven, of Dedham ; and his wid. d. 31 Dec.
1695, "the oldest person, prob. that ever liv. in D." says the Hist. 261,
aged " about 104 yrs.'' unless we suppose some exagger. in Blake's
Ann. as may be reasona. if not unavoida. Of hie will, good abstr. is in
Geijeal. Reg. XIII. 154. Some of the bread brot. over the ocean by
him, tradit. fondly reports to be still in possess, of descend, and so, by
more than 165 yrs. older even than her. It may as well keep many cen-
turies more. Robert, Ipswich, m. Abigail, d. of Mark Symonds of the
eame. Robert, Watertown 1646, s. of John of the same, rem. prob. to



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Woburn, was freem. 1650, by w. Mary, had Judith, b. 50 Sept. 1651 ;
Mary, 21 Jan. 1653 ; Nathaniel, 4 Dec. 1655 ; EHz. 6 Mar. 1658 ; Jon-
athan, 2 Feb. 1663 ; and Joseph, 1 May 1672. Farmer assum. that
he might be the ancest. of Gov. Benjamin, a native of Chelmsford,
assigning, in a way not common with that scrupul. antiquary, as a reason,
that the Chelmsford Pierces were from Woburn. Robert, Charles-
town, m. 18 Feb. 1657, Sarah Eyre. Samuel, Maiden, whose w.'s
n^me I find not, had Mary, b. 20 Aug. 1656; Thomas, 7 Jan. 1658;
John, and perhaps Joseph, Aug. 1659 ; of wh. John d. very soon J and
Eliz. Oct. 1666; prob. more, for I suppose he rem. to Charlestown, and
may be the person whose w. Mary join, the Charlestown ch. 27 Mar.
1670, be hav. done so 5 Dec. preced. and brot. to bapt. Samuel, Thomas,
Joseph, Jonathan^ John, Mary, Eliz. and Persis, all 16 Jan. 1670; Abi-
gail, 29 May 1670; Hannah, 31 Dec. 1671; and Benjamin, 15 Aug.
1675. Samuel, Boston 1672, cooper, prob. s. of John of the same, may
have rem. 1677, to Charlestown. Samuel, Woburn, s. of Thomas of the
same, freem. 1684, m. 9 Dec. 1680, Lydia Bacon, had Samuel, b. 25
Nov. 1681; Lydia, 25 May 1683; Joseph, 28 Mar. 1685; Isaac, 22
Mar. 1687; Abigail, -27 Feb. 168&; Sarah, 22 Jan. 1691; Tabitha, 28
Aug. 1697, d. next mo. r and Tabitha, again, 19 Mar. 1700i Stephew,
fifth s. of Thomas the sec. set. at Chelmsford, by w. Tabitha had Ste-
phen-, whose s. Benjamin was gr.f. of the late Presid. of the U. S. says
the memoir of Gov. Benjamin in Geneal. Reg. VII. 10 ; but the wri-
ter has perhaps sunk one generat. by confus. of one Thomas with ano.
of the same name, prob. the emigr. ancest. Thomas, Charlestown
1634, freem. 6 May 1635, by w. Eliz. had Abigail, bapt. 17 Jtrae 1639,
unless she were ch. of ano. Thomas, as seems not unlikely ; for no other
is ascrib. to this one, wh. d. 7 Oct. 1666, and in his will of 7 Nov. preced.
ment. his age of 82' yrs. his w. Eliz. aged a. 71, s. John, Randall Nichols,
beside gr.ch. Mary Bridge and Eliz. Jeffts ; and gave legacy to the coll.
His wid. Eliz. mo. of Mary, w. of Peter Tufts, was perhaps his sec. w.
Thomas, Woburn 1 643, may not impfob. seem to be s. of the preced. b.
in Eng. liv. first at Charleston, and may have been f of that Abigail;
but at W. had John, b. 7 Mar. 1644, d. prob. soon; Thomas, 21 Jan.
1645; Eliz. 25 Dec. 1646; Joseph, 22 Sept. 1648, d. soon; Joseph,
again, 13 Aug. 1649; Stephen, 16 July 1651; Samuel, 20 Feb. 1654,
d. at 2 yrs.; Samuel, again, 7 Apr. 1656; William, 7 Mar. 1658;
James, 7 May 1659'; and Abigail, 20 Nov. 1660. He was freem. 1677
■ and 1 3 Nov. of that yr. sold Id, in Charlestown. Thomas, f. of Stephen,
could not be, as the biogr. suppos; the same Thomas that d. 7 Oct. 1666,
aged 83 yrs. Thomas, Setauket, L. I. 1661, had that yr. a commiss. as
a magistr. of Conn. Thomas, Dorchester, only s. of Robert, m. Mary, d.



432 PIERPONT.

of George Proctor, had nine ch. of wh. were Thomas, bapt. 26 Oct. 1 662 ;
Mary, b. Apr. 1665; John, 26 Oct. 1668; beside Samuel, k. 16 Dec.
1698, by fall of a tree. His w. d. 22 Mar. 1704, aged 62, and he d. 26
Oct. 1706, aged 71. He was ancest. of the late well beloved Eev. Dr.
John of Brookline, H. C. 1793. Thomas, Gloucester, had w. Ann," wh.
d. 26 Jan. 1668, perhaps d. Eliz. d. 3 July 1673. "William, Boston, a
disting. shipmaster, made more voyages than any other person in the
same yrs. to and from Boston, was k. by the Spaniards at Providence in
the -Bahamas, 13 July 1641. Winth. II. 33. Prince says in Ann. II.
69, he was ancest. of Rev. James, a disting. theolog. of Exeter, Eng.wh.
d. 1730. William, Boston, came in the Griffin, arr. 4 Sept. 1633, with
Cotton, Hooker, Gov. Haynes, and other ch. men, was made freem. 14
May foil. oft. a selectman, d. 1661. He had early m. Sarah, d. of
William Colbron, had d. Sarah nam. Sarah Colpit in the will of her gr.f.
But I fear that name is wrong, at least, such name is not kn. in Boston.
See the note in Winth. I. 109. William, Barnstable 1643. Wil-
liam, Boston 1653, a mariner, d. 1669, leav. small prop, to his wid. By
w. Esther, I suppose, he had Mary, b. 10 Dec. 1656 ; Martha and Mary,
tw. b. 26 May 1659. William, Falmouth 168Q, on the sec. destruct.
of the town, 1690, rem. to Milton. Willis I. 163. William, Suffield,
m. 1688, Esther Spencer, had Thomas, b. 1688. William, Woburn,
perhaps s. of Thomas of the same, m. 8 Apr. 1690, Abigail Somers,
alias Warren. Fifteen of this name, in its various forms, had, in 1834,
been gr. at Harv. five at Yale, and ten at other N. E. coll.

PiERPONT, Ebenezee, Roxbury, s. of John of the same, m. 20
Oct. 1692, Mary, d. of Samuel Ruggles, had John, b. 20 Sept. 1693;
Ebenezer,14 Sept. 1694; and Mary, 21 Sept. 1696, d. Feb. foil.;
and he d. 11 Dec. foil. His wid. m. 3 Nov. 1702, Isaac Morris.
James, Ipswich, had w. Margaret, left s. John and Robert, wh. he
brot. from Eng. Jambs, New Haven, s. of John of Roxbury, ord.
2 July 1685, m. 27 Oct. 1691, Abigail, d. of John Davenport sec.
wh. d. within four mos. and his sec. w. 1694, was Sarah, d. of Rev.
Joseph Haynes, and by her he had only Abigail; his third w. 1698,
was Mary, d. of Rev. Samuel Hooker. Whether he was promin. as
divine, or what issue he had by this last, I am not able to discover (yet
Edward C. Herrick, Esq. Libr. can tell), but his wonderful story of the
apparition of the ship in the sky, at New Haven, many yrs. bef. he was
b. that worthi. adorns the Magnaiia, Book I. ch. 6, § 6, is evidence of his
felicity of fancy. It may be compar. with the contempo. acco. of the ■
prodigy in Winth. II. 328. He d. 22 Nov. 1714. John, Roxbury, s.
of James of Ipswich, b. in Eng. m. Thankful, d. of John Stow, had
Thankful, b. 26 Nov. bapt. 2 Dec. 1649, d. iii few days ; John, 22 July



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1651, d. in few days unbapt. ; John, again, 28, bapt. 31 Oct. 1652; Ex-
perience, 4 Jan. bapt. 18 Feb. 1655 ; one, 4 Aug. 1657, d. in very few
days unbapt; James, 4, bapt. 8 Jan. 1660, H. C. 1681 ; Ebenezer, 21,
bapt. 22 Dec. 1661; Thankful, again, 18 Nov. 1663; Joseph, 8 Apr.
1666 ; and Benjamin, 26 July 1668, H. C. 1689, wh. was a min. that d.
1698 at Charleston, S. C. He was freem. 1652, and d. 7 Dec. ],682,
aged 64. His s. John d. 30 Dec. 1690 unm. I think ; and Joseph, prob.
a stud, at coll. at least bur. at Cambridge, d. 25 Feb. 1687. Jonathan,
s. of Robert of Roxbury, was fourth min. of Reading, ord. 26 June
1689, m. 29 Oct. 1691, Eliz. d. of Edmund Angier of Cambridge, had
Eliz. b. 25 Feb. 1693; Jonathan, 14 Sept. 1695, H. C. 1714; Joseph,
13 Oct. 1706 ; Mary, 11 Feb. 1708 ; and he d. 2 June 1709. Robert,
Ipswich 1648, br. prob. of James the first, may, I suppose, be regard.
as f. of that Robert of I. who was adm. freem. 1676; but no good
report of either has reached me. Robert, Roxbury, s. of the first
James, b. in Eng. m. at Charlestown 18 Feb. 1657, tho. Frothingham
says 1666, Sarah, d. of Thomas Lynde, had James, b. 30 Nov. 1657, d.
very soon ; Margaret, 13 Mar. 1659, d. in few days ; Margaret, again, 14
Mar. 1661, d. in few days; Jonathan, 8 Oct. 1663, d. in few days;
Jonathan, again, 11 June 1665, H. C. 1685; Thomas, 7 July 1667;
Ezra, 30 July 1669, d. soon; Sarah, 29 Nov. 1671, d. very soon;
Margaret, again, 30 Apr. 1672; James, again, 28 Oct. 1675, d. next
yr. ; James, again, 27 Aug. 1677 ; Robert, 31 Dec. 1678, d. in few wks. ;
and Sarah, again, 24 May 1680; and he d. 16 May 1694. His wid.
gave a depon. it is said, at the age of 85 yrs. wh. illustrates much the
genealog. tho. her mem. was infirm eno. to magnify the number of her
days, by reckon, six or seven yrs. too many, or in the shorter term of
Farmer, four or five. So dangerous is an oath taken under the burden
of age. Eight of this name, includ. the spelling of Pierrepont, the
noble fam. in Eng. had in 1834 been gr. at Harv. and six at Yale.

PiERSON, Pearson, Porsunb, or Person, Abraham, Branford, was
of Yorksh. came to Boston 1640, join, the ch. 5 Sept. of that yr. when
he is call. " a studient," of wh. we may doubt the meaning, as we kn. he
was bred at Trinity Coll. Cambridge, where he took his A. B. 1632, and
he is in Mather's first Classis as a min. bef. coming over, ,tho. this may
well seem incorrect; bee. min. of the ch. gather, in Lynn Nov. 1640 to
go to sett, at Southampton, L. I. thence a. 1647 went to Branford, and
thence in the autumn of 1667, with & part of his congreg. to Newark,
N. J. See his letter to John Winthrop, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 69 and
84. He had Abraham, b. at Lynn 1641, H. C. 1668; Thomas, John,
and Abigail, bef. his rem. from S. and at B. were b. Grace, 13 June



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