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Pitts, Edmund, Hingham, from Hingham in Eng. came with w. and
ch. was a weaver, freem. 13 May 1640, and had br. Leonard in comp.
had s. John, b. 27 Nov. 1653 ; and Jeremy, 25 Jan. 1657. Deborah,
wh. m. May 1672 to Daniel Howard ; Mary m. Nov. 1672 to John Bull
or BuUen; and Eliz. m. Dee. 1673, Thomas Jones, were his ds. or they
or some may have come of ano. fam. Coffin inf. Farmer, that, a John
P. d. at Ipswich, 20 May 1653 ; and I find an Eliz. at Gloucester, 1639.



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Petee, Taunton 1643-60, had, perhaps, m. Mary, d. of Henry
Andrews, wid. of William Hodges or Hedges, wh. in her will aft. 2
Apr. 1654, provid. that Peter P. should perform its conditions "in
case I make him my husband." Samuel, Taunton, m. 25 Mar. 1680,
Sarah Bobbett, d. of Edward of the same. William, Hingham, came
in the Diligent, 1638, from Old Hingham, may be the man of wh.
Winth. n. 305 tells, and may have been at Marblehead, 1654, but 7
Dec. of next yr. m. Susanna, wid. of Philip Alley, was a trader, arid
prob. liv. at Boston ; but his w. Susanna d. at M. on a visit 28 Sept.
1668. See Essex Inst. Coll. II. 69.

PiTTUMS, or PiTTOMS, JoHN, Boston, by w. Mary had Nathaniel, b.
8 July 1678; Mary, 18 May 1680, bapt. 26 June 1681; and Eliz.
whose b. is not seen, but bapt. 22 Nov. 1 685.

PixLET, Ebenezek, Westfield, s. of William of the same, m. 1711,
Mary Strong, prob.>d. of Jedediah, had only Elijah, b. 1714; and d.
1716. Joseph, Westfield, s. of William* m. 23 Aug. 1699, Abigail, one
of the nine ds. of John Clark of Farmington, had Jonah, b. 3 Mar.
1701; Joseph, 4 Mar. 1703; Abigail, 29 May 1705; Moses, 9 June
1707 ; John, 22 Oct. 1709 ; Jonathan, 17 Jan. 1712 ; David, 21 Mar.
1714; and Clark, 3 Oct. 1724; rem. to Sheffield. Thomas, Westfield,
br. of the preced. m. 1699, Lydia Dibble, d. of Abraham, had Sarah, b.
1699 ; Noah, 1706 ; and d. 1731. William, Hadley, m. 24 Nov. 1663,
Sarah Lawrence, had Sarah, b. 11 Jan. 1665; Thomas, 6 June 1667;
rem. to Northampton, there had William, 27 June 1669; Joseph, 18
Nov. 1671, d. young; Joseph, again, 9 Mar. 1676; Ebenezer, 13 May
1678; rem. to Westfield, there had Anthony, 4 July 1681, wh. d. 25
Apr. 1697; beside Mary, wh. d. 1735, at Westfield, unm. the date of
whose b. is not kn. and he d. 9 Oct. 1689; and his wid. d. 25 Nov.
1713. Sarah m. 9 Dec. 1680, John Lee. Thomas, and Ebenezer, as
well as Joseph, bef. ment. had ch. in W. but their names have not been
learned. The name is still found.

Place, sometimes Plaise, Enoch, Kingstown, R. I. from whose
will. May 1695, 1 learn that he was 64 yrs. old, and liad w. Sarah, m.
Nov. 1657, at Dorchester, as in Geneal. Rec. XL 332 is seen, without
her surname, and ch. Enoch, Peter, Thoma^, and Joseph, the youngest,
beside Sarah, w. of * * * Cook. The same Dorchester rec. ment. that
Dinah P. d. 28 July of that yr. Peter, Boston, came in the Truelove,
1635, from London, aged 20, freem. 1646, by w. Alice had Hannah, b.

20 Jan. bapt. 19 Mar. 1643; Eliz. 29 Sept. bapt. 6 Oct. 1644; Joseph,
b. 19 Oct. 1646; Peter, bapt. 17 June 1649, a. 3 days old; Eliz. again,

21 Oct. 1652, wh. d. young.; Sarah, 3 Sept. 1657. Peter, Providence,
perhaps s. of the preced. sw. alleg. to Charles 11. May 1682. Thomas,



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Braintree or Dorchester, freem. 13 May 1640. William, Salem,
blacksmith, had gr. of Id. 1637, when Felt notes he was called'" old Mr.
William P." He had w. but no eh. and d. 14 Apr. 1646.

Plaisted, or Playstead, J Ichabod, Portsmouth, s. of Roger, one
of the counc. of the Prov. of Mass. d. 16 Nov. 1715 in 52d yr. Hutch,
n. 212. He m. 5 Jan. 1693, Mary, youngest ch. of Christopher Jose,
had Samuel, b. 10 June 1696, H. C. 1715; Ichabod, 21 July 1700;
Mary, 6 Oct. 1702; and prob. others. *John, New Hamp. 1679,
speaker 1695, and oft. aft. judge of sup. ct. 1699, and ch. just. 1716, m.
Mary, d. of John Pickering, had John, b. 2 Jan. 1683; Joshua, 20 Sept.
1685 ; and Mary, 29 Mar. 1687. * Roger, Kittery, br. of the preced.
very loyal to Mass. in 1667 ; was betrust. with civil commiss. as early as
1661, a brave and trustworthy officer, made a lieut. under autho. of
Mass. 1668, had been rep. 1663 and 4, and again in 1673, k. by the
Ind. 16 Oct. 1675, aged 48, with s. Roger, and ano. s. mortally wound.
at the same time. His wid. Olive, eldest s. William, and s. James, were
appoint, admors. 30 Nov. 1675, inv. was £567 15s. Hutch. I. 266, 308 ;
Hubbard, Ind. Wars, 22, 3, and 4; Sullivan, 250; Belkn. I. 73;
Geneal. Reg. III. 255. Roger, Kittery, s. of the preced. left w. Han-
nah and childr.

Plane, or Plain, William, Guilford 1639, execut. 1646, at New
Haven, for monstrous crimes. Winth. II. 265.

Plastow, Josiah, Boston 1631, banish. Winth. I. 52, 61, 2. It is
said he d. bef. 5 June 1632.

Platt, Abel, Rowley 1678. Isaac, Huntington, L. I. adm. freem.
of Conn. 1664. James, Rowley 1691. John, Norwalk 1663, freem.
1668, by w. Hannah, d. of George Clark the first of Milford, had John,
b. June 1664; Josiah, 28 Dec. 1667; Samuel, 26 Jan. 1671; Joseph,
14, by ano. report 17, Feb. 1673 ; Hannah, 15 Dec. 1674; and Sarah,
21 May 1678. He was deac. Hall. John, Rowley 1691, prob. s. of
Jonathan. John, Norwalk, s. of the first John, m. May 1695, Sarah, d.
of Ephraim Lockwood, had Sai-ah, b. 30 Mar. 1697 ; Eliz. 11 June
1699; John, 2 Apr. 1702; and Abigail, 12 Feb. 1708. Jonas, Row-
ley 1691. Jonathan, Rowley, m. 1 Dec. 1655, Eliz. Johnson, made
his will, 24 July 1680, nam. w. Sarah, and s. Joseph, Milford, young-
est s. of Richard of the same, m. 1 680, Mary, eldest d. of Daniel Kel-
logg. Joseph, Norwalk, s. of John the first, m. 6 Nov. 1700, Eliz. d.
of Matthew Marvin the sec. had Eliz. b, 2 Dec. 1701 ; his w. d. 9 Apr.
1703, and he m. 26 Jan. 1704, Hannah, d. of Rev. Thomas Hanford,
had Hannah, b. 29 Oct. 1704; and Joseph, 9 Sept. 1716, if there be not
mistake of ten yrs. as I suspect. Richard, Milford 1639 then mem.
of the ch. where he had Ids. 1646, in the list of freem. 1669 was deac.



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and d. 1684 or 5 ; had prob. brot- from Eng. Mary, John, Isaac, and
Sarah, and at M. had bapt. Epenetus, prob. 12 July 1640; Hannah, 1
Oct. 1643 ; Josiah, 1645 ; Joseph, 1649 ; and his w. Mary d. or was bur.
24 Jan. 1676. In his will of 4 Aug. 1683 he names all the s. beside
childr. of Mary his d. by her sec. h. Thomas Wetmore ; of Sarah, by
two hs. Thomas Beach, and Miles Merwin, both of these ds. being d. also
Hannah, w. of Christopher Comstock. Mary m. 1 May 1651, Luke
Atkinson of New Haven, and next, 3 Jan. 1667, T. W. Six of the
name were liv. there. * Samuel, Eowley, rep. 1681, perhaps the
freem. of 1684, prob. had fam. Samuel, Eowley, perhaps s. of the
preced. was town elk. 19 yrs. and d. 24 Mar. 1726. Samuel, Norwalk,
s. of deac. John, m. 18 June, 1712, Eebecca, d. of Samuel Benedict of
Danbury, had Eebecca, b. 9 Apr. foil, and he d. 4 Dec. 1713. Thomas,
Boston 1 669, a butcher. Oft. the name is found with final s.

Platts, James. See Piatt.

Plates, Enoch. Wickftrd 1674.

Plimpton. See Plympton.

Plott, Josiah, Milford 1671, as print, in Trumbull, Col. Eec. II. I
think may be s. of Eichard Piatt.

Plumbe, or Plum, * John, Dorchester, rem. to Wethersfield bef. Sept.
1836, and bef deputs. to Gen. Ct. were introd. in Conn, was a sort of
ruler in 1637, rep. 1641, 2, and 3, had Samuel, and Dorcas, wh. m. 12
Jan. 1655, John Lyman, was nomina. 1643 for elect, as Assist, but did not
succeed, in the choice, made custom-ho. officer 1644, sold his est. and rem.
to Branford bef. 1646, and there d. His will was pro. 1 Aug. 1648. Yet
is it not kn. where he first land, in our country, or whence he came. Per-
haps he was f, of John, New London, b. a. 1621, where aft. 1665 he seems
much connect, tho. prob. liv. at Hartford, a mariner wh. traded up and
down the riv. frgem. 1669, yet bef. 1677 establ. at N. L. where he had
Mercy, bapt. 1677; George, 1679; and Sarah, 1682. Miss Caulkins is
confid. that he had elder ch. John, Samuel, of wh. one thinks he was b.
1659, Joseph, and Greene. His w. was fin. 1671 for sale of liquor to
Ind. but at N. L. he was constable 1680, and an innhold. and d. 1696.
John, Samuel, and Joseph, were at Milford, but John came back to N. L.
and was deac. many yrs. says Caulkins, wh. sends George to Stonington.
John, Milford, s. of Eobert, m. 24 Nov. 1668, Eliz. Norton, had Eliz.
b. 1669; John, 1671 ; and Mary, 1673; prob. more, for in 1676 and
some yrs. aft. rec. of b. is want. He was a man of distinct. One John
was a soldier in Lothrop's comp. k. by the Ind. at Deerfield, 18 Sept.
1675 ; but ano. John, Dorchester, is only ment. aspartak. of bounty to
the poor in 1680. See Hist, of D. 239. But prob. he had long liv. there,
and had d. Waiting, b. 14 Nov. 1657. Joseph, New London, s. of John

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446 PLUMMER.

of the same, rem. a. 1700 to Milford. Robert, Milford 1639, m. Mary,
d. of Sylvester Baldwin, had Mary, bapt. 1645, wh. m. 16 June 1668,
the sec. Matthew Woodruff; John, 1646; Robert, 1648; Samuel, 1650,
d. young i Samuel, again, 1653; and Joseph, posthum. 10 July 1655;
and d. 12 May 1655. His wid. m. 1676, William East, and d. 1708.
Of the eh. only John is kn. to have had issue. Samuel, Branford, s. of
the first John, took freeman's o. 1666, and was there in 1667, and next
yr. rem. to Newark, N. J. Tho. name of his w. is not seen, Mr. Judd
gave me names and dates of eh. Eliz. b. 6 Jan. 1650; Mary, 1 Apr.
1653; Samuel, 2 May 1654; John, 28 Oct. 1657; Dorothy, 26 May
1660 ; Josiah, 3 Aug. 1662 ; and Joshua, 11 Mar. 1665. Samuel, New
London, s. of John of the same, rem. with his br. Joseph to Milford ;
but it seems impossib. to pick all these Plums.

Plumlt, Alexander, Braintree, by w. Esther had s. Submit, b. 8
Jan. 1654. He was one of the promoters of settlem. at Mendon,
1663. •

Plummek, Benjamin, Rowley, s. prob. of the first Joseph, m. Mary,
d. of Thomas Wood, had Joseph, b. 1680; Benjamin, 1682; Thomas,
1684; Stephen, 1688; and Nathan, 1702; beside four ds. Ephkaim,
Newbury, third s. of Samuel the first, m. 15 Jan. 1680, Hannah, d. of
Henry Jacques, had Mary, b. 19 Feb. 1681; Hannah, 12 Oct. 1682;
Samuel, 27 Oct. 1684; Eliz. 21 Nov. 1686; John, 7 iSTov. 1688; Ruth,
5 Nov. 1690; Daniel, 10 Mar. 1693; Richard, 3 Aug. 1695; Bitfield,
12 June 1697; Sarah, 26 July 1699; and Emma, 21 June 1704.
Francis, Newbury 1635, linen weaver, came in 1633, says one tradit.
from Woolwich, near London, but ano. says from Wales ; we kn. not in
wh. town he first inhab. but he was freem. 14 May 1634, brot. w. Ruth,
wh. d. 18 Aug. 1647, and sev. ch. certain. Samuel and Joseph. He m.
31 Mar. 1648, wid. Ann Palmer, wh. d. J,8 Oct. 1665 ; and he m. third,
2? Nov. foil. Beatrice wid. of William Cantlebury, and d. 17 Jan. 1673.
His d. Mary m. 20 May 1660, John Cheney the sec. . Francis, New-
bury, s. of Joseph, m. Mary Elithorp, perhaps d. of Nathaniel, had
Mary, b. 15 May 1701. John, at Hatfield, k. by the Ind. 25 Aug.
1676, may have been a soldier, not inhab. of H. but come from Dor-
chester in Johnson's comp. Jonathan, Newbury, youngest s. of Joseph
the first, m. 16 June 1696, Sarah Pearson, perhaps d. of John of Row-
ley, had John, b. 25 Mar. 1697; Daniel, 7 Jan. 1699; Mary, 6 Dec.
1701; and Jonathan, 14 Aug. 1705; and d. 27 Sept. 1726. Joseph,
Newbury, s. of the first Francis, b. in Eng. a. 1630, m. 23 Dec. 1652,
Sarah, d. of John Cheney the elder, rem. to Rowley, perhaps late, had
Joseph, b. 11 Sept. 1654; Benjamin, 23 Oct. 1656; Sarah, 13 May
1660; Francis, 23 Apr. 1662, d. young; Francis, again, 25 Feb. 1664;



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Nathaniel, 31 Jan. 1666; Jonathan, 13 May, 1668; and Abigail, 15
July 1669, d. under 15 yrs. ; was freem. 1670. Joseph, Newbury, s
of the preced. m. 1685, Hannah, d. of capt. Benjamin Swett, had Sam-
uel, b. 4 May 1686; Abigail, 11 Dec. 16§7; Miriam, 16 Jan. 1691
Aaron, 16 Jan. 1693; Eleanor, 29 Jan. 1694; Joseph, 12 Jan. 1695;
David, 16 Mar. 1696; Samson, 14 Mar. 1699 ; Hannah, 17 July 1700
Sarah, 17 Apr. 1702; Deborah, 19 Dec. 1703; and Eliphalet, 1 Apr,
1705. Joshua, Newbury, youngest s. of Samuel the first, m. 6 Nov.
1699, Eliz. d. of Richard Dole the sec. had Samuel, b. 3 Sept. 1700
Stephen, 7 Dec. 1702; Joshua, 22 Aug. 1705; Nathaniel, 19 June
1708 ; Enoch, 3 Deo. 1711 ; and Eliz. 22 Mar. 1716. * Samuel, New-
bury, eldest ch. of John, b. in Eng. a. 1619, freem. 2 June 1641, by w.
Mary had Samuel, b. 20 Apr. 1647 ; Mary, 8 Feb. 1650 ; John, 11 May
1652; Ephraim, 16 Sept. 1655; Hannah, 16 Feb. 1657; Sylvanus, 22
Feb. 1658; Euth, 7 Aug. 1660; Eliz. 19 Oct. 1662; Deborah, 13 Mar.
1665-; Joshua; Lydia, 2 July 1668; and Batbshua, 31 July 1670.
He kept the ferry over the Merrimac, was rep. 1676, and d. 1702.
Samuel, Newbury, eldest s. of the preced. m. 1670, Joanna, d. of
Nicholas Woodbury of Beverly, had not any ch. ment. by Coffin in Hist,
or by the f. of his w. in the will. Sylvanus, Newbury, fourth s. of the
first Samuel of the same, freem. 1690, m. 1682, Sarah Moody, prob. d.
of Samuel, had Mary, b. 22 Oct. 1683 ; Samuel, 12 Nov. 1684, d. next
yr. ; Samuel, again ; Lydia ; Sarah ; and Benjamin. This Samuel's sec.
s. Samuel, b. 14 Jan. 1722, was f. of William, Gov. of New Hampsh.
and wrote his name, according to the old abbrev. with single m.

Pltmpton, or Plimpton, Henrt, Boston, d. prob. early in 1653, for
his inv. was brot. in 3 Feb. of that yr. John, Dedham 1642, perhaps
br. of the preced. came prob. some yrs. bef. for Dr. George Alcock of
Eoxbury, in his will of 22 Dec. 1640, calls him his serv. meaning
apprent. may be the freem. of 10 May 1643, printed Plunton; by w.
Jane (prob. d. of Richard Dummer, brot. from Eng. m. 13 Mar. 1644)
had Hannah, b. 1, bapt. 16 Mar. 1645; John, 21 Mar. bapt. 5 Apr.
1646, d. soon; Mary, 9, bapt. 16 Apr. 1648; John, again, 16, bapt. 23
June 1650; Peter, bapt. Mar. 1652; and the foil, at Medfield of wh.
only dates of b. appear: Joseph, 7 Oct. 1653; Mehitable, 15 Sept.
1655; Jonathan, 23 Nov. 1657; Eleazer, 20 Feb. 1660, d. soon; Elea-
zer, again, 3 or 7 May 1661 ; Rfaoda, 2 Feb. 1663, d. soon ; Jane, 2 or
3- June 1664, d. soon ; and Henry, 9 Jan. 1666, wh. d. 4 Jan. 1668 ; but
they were no doubt bapt. like the earlier. He rem. aft. the gr. war
began, I suppose, to Deerfield, where he was serj. ; his s. Jonathan was
k. by the Ind. 18 Sept. 1675, at Bloody Brook, and the f. was tak. two
yrs. and one day aft. d. of Jonathan, by the Ind. carr. towards Canada,



448 POC — POL

and k. one report says, by burn, at the' stake. The Hampsh. Prob.
rec. take notice 1678 of his wid. Jane, and that the ch. were to have
the Ids. all rem. in few yrs. to the old settlem. near Boston. His
wid. m. 16 Mar. 1679, Nicholas Hide; Hannah m. 31 Jan. 1665,
Nathaniel Sutliflfe ; Mary m. 14 Nov. 1671, Nathaniel Johnson; Me-
hitable m. 28 Sept. 1676, Ephraim Hinsdale. John, Medfield, s.
of the preced. was of Moseley's comp. Dec. 1675, m. 2 Jan. 1678, Eliz.
Fisher, d. of John, and had John, b. 17 Mar. 1680; Henry, 20 Jan.
1685; his w. d. 13 May 1694, and he for sec. w. m. 28 Feb. 1696,
Sarah Turner, and had Sarah, b. 28 Dec. 1700; and Eliz. 29 Sept.
1702. The f. d. 13 Jan. 170'4. Joseph, Medfield, br. of the preced.
m. 3 Nov. 1675, Mary Morse, perhaps d. of Daniel, and had Joseph, b.
15 Mar. 1677; Jonathan, 28 Apr. 1680; Jeremiah, 8 Nov. 1683; and
Mary, July 1692. The f. d. 20 June 1702. Peter, Hatfield 1679, br.
of the preced. aft. 1677 had abandon. Deerfield, m. at Hadley 1677,
Mary Mundan or Munden, d. ofi. Abraham ; had Hannah, b. 1679 ; and
Mary, 1681; and he d. at Marlborough 27 Mar. 1717. Peter, Sud-
bury, s. of Thomas, m. 8 Nov. 1720, Abigail Thompson, and had Abi-i
gail, b. 23 Oct. 1721 ; Thomas, 17 Apr. 1723 ; and Jane, 11 Apr. 1725.
The f. d. 14 Sept. 1743. Robert, New London, was chos. to office 24
Feb. 1681, and d. bef. 13 July 1686. Thomas, Sudbury 1643, by w.
Abigail, d. of Peter Noyes, had Abigail, b. 30 Sept. 1653; Jane, 1,8
Aug. 1655; Mary, 20 Nov. 1656; Eliz. 23 Dec. 1658; Thomas, 12
May 1661 ; Dorothy, 3 Oct. 1664 ; and Peter, 4 Jan. 1667, and was k.
at Sudbury fight, 21 Apr. 1676. His d. Jane m. 14 Jan. 1677, Joseph.
Derby; Mary m. Matthew Stonje; and Eliz. m. 29 or 31 May 1683,
John Locke. Eliz. perhaps sis, of Thomas, as both were legatees
of her grand m. Agnes Bent, came with Peter Noyes, f. of Abigail,
w. of Thomas Plimpton, frcjm London to Boston, 12 Apr. 1639, in the
Jonathan, bef. 8 July 1652 was w. of John Rutter of Sudbury, and d. so
15 May 1689.

PocHKR, George, Braintree, d. 29 Sept. 1639.
PooocK, John, a soldier in' the list of k. by the Ind. at Hadley, 19
Oct. 1675, may be misspell, of Peacock.

Pod, Daniel, Ipswich. 1642. Samuel, Ipswich, came in the Susan
and ICUen, aged 25, from London.

Pole, George, Plymouth, or perhaps Yarmouth 1646, with An-
thony Thacher, was, as Drake, Book of the Ind. p. 20, tells, on a com.-
mittee against tobacco. Possib. the name had double o.

Pollard, George, Salem, bef. 1646, says Felt. In his will of 13
May, pro. 31 Dec. 1646, he is call, of Marblehead. John, Boston,
eldest s. of William the first of the same, by w. Deliverance had Han-



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nah, b. 15 Aug. 1668 ; William, 1 Feb. 1671 ; and perhaps by sec. w.
Mary, d. of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, m. at Taunton 24 Dec.
1673, had John, 20 Mar. 1676; Mary, 8 Mar. 1678; Samuel, 16 Jan.
1680 ; but no more is to be learn. Jonathan, Boston, br. of the
preced. m. Mary, d. of Edward Winslow of the same, had Benjamin, b.
6 Jan. 1696; and Ann, 22 Jan. 1698; but the rec. tells no more.
Samuel, Boston, br. of the preced. by w. Mary, had Mary, b. 22 Nov.
1673, and nothing more is seen. Thomas, Billerica, s. of William of
Coventry, Co. Warwick, m. Nov. 1692, his cous. Sarah, d. of Edward
Farmer of the same, had ten s. and five ds. and d. 4 Apr. 1724, and his
wid. d. 3 May 1725. The ch. were Mary, Edward, Barbara, Thomas,
William, John, Sarah, Joseph, Oliver, Sarah, dgain, Nathaniel, James,
Walter, Eliz. and Benjamin, and we must in vain regr. that dates are not
giv. William, Boston, innholder, by w. Ann had John, b. 4 June
1644; Samuel, 24 Jan. 1646; Hannah, 10 Jan. 1649; William, 20
Mar. 1653 ; Ehz. 13 Jan. 1655 ; Joseph, 15 Mar. 1657 ; Sarah, 20 Oct.
1659; Benjamin, 22 Apr. 1663; Ann, 18 Oct. 1664; Jonathan, 12
Apr. 1666; and David, 18 Apr. 1668; the last with eight others were
bapt. at one time in 0. S. ch. 26 June 1670. He made his will, 15 Oct.
1678, republ. it 16 Apr. 1686, pro. 3 June foil, in wh. he names eldest
s. John, but to other s. and ds. gives £10 ea. without naming, and ap-
points w. Ann, with Arthur Mason Excors. One Ann P. at Boston
prob. his wid. d. Monday, 6 Dec. 1725 in I05th yr. it is said, in Frank-
lin's N. E. Courant of Saturday foil. tho. something exagger. as we kn.
from her testim. less than twelve yrs. bef. that she was 89. Aft. this
age, and even bef. people are too apt to grow old. She was wont to tell,
that she went over in the first boat that cross. Charles river, in 1630, to
what is now Boston, that she was the first that jump, ashore, etc. Of
the exact truth of this pleasant myth, the possib. is not to be denied ; but
I would fully learn three points — the name of the sh. in wh. she arr. and
wh. brot. her ; and still more import, is her maiden name. Tradit. has
not ascertain, the fact, and possib. it was not worth adding, whether
she was the only one of her sex, that cross, from Charlestown in the
first boat. Small deduct, from the full tale of 105 yrs. will anybody
make on looking at the portrait tak. (when she is call. 100 yrs. 3 mos.)
in 1721, preserv. in the Historical Society's Collect, tho. to have liv.
near 58 yrs. aft. her eleventh ch. was b. ought to have satisf. the appe-
tite of any decent worshipper of tradit. without bring, her over in Gov.
Winthrop's comp. Still a dozen or two of yrs. could easily be spared, if
the circumstance of the young maiden's jumping from the boat on
approach, the shore in Boston harbor, had made stronger impression on
her mind, than the petty concomit. of time and fellow-passeng. in cross.

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450 POMEROY.

the sea or the river. || William, Boston, s. of the preced. ar. co. 1679,
by w. Margaret had "William, b. 21 Dec. 1687, prob. d. soon; and Wil-
liam, again, 2 Apr. 1690. He was gr.f. of col. Benjamin, Sheriff of
the Co.

Polly, or Pollet, Geokge, Woburn, m. 21 May 1649, Eliz.
Winn, perhaps d. of Edward, had John, b. 16 Dec. 1650; Joseph, 25
Dec. 1652; George, 4 Jan. 1656; Eliz. 14 Apr. 1657; Samuel, 24
Jan. 1661, d. in 2 wks.; Hannah, 6 Apr. 1662, d. same day; Hannah,
again, 28 June 1663; and he d. 22 Dec. 1683. George, Woburn, s.
of the preced. m. 24 Oct. 1677, Mary Knight, prob. d. of John of the
ch. of Charlestown, had George, b. 11 Oct. 1678; Joseph, 24 Aug.
1680; Mary, 25 Nov. 1682; Eliz. 5 Aug. 1684; Sarah, 30 Oct. 1686;
Abigail, 17 Mar. 1689; Hannah, 21 Mar. 1691; Ebenezer, 20 Oct.
1693; Miriam, 31 Oct. 1695 ; and Mercy, 21 Feb. 1698. John, Eox-
bury, perhaps br. of the first George, had Mary and Sarah, tw. bapt.
2 June 1650; Hannah, 15 Feb. 1652; Abigail, 4 June 1654; Bethia,
b. 12, bapt. 20 Feb. 1659; and Susanna, 22 Dec. 1661. His w. Su-
sanna d. 30 Apr. 1664; and he by sec. w. Hannah had Rebecca, b. 7
Aug. 1668 ; and Joanna, 7 Mar. 1670. This w. d. 8 June 1684, and he
m. 3d w. Jane Walter, wh. d. 24 Oct. 1701. He d. 2 Apr. 1689, aged
71. Hannah m. 10 May 1670, Isaac Curtis; Abigail, on the same day,
m. John Lyon; and Susanna m. 23 June 1683, Samuel Weld. John,
Woburn, s. of the first George, by w. Mary had John, b. 21 May 1686;
Matthew, Mar. 1689; Abigail, 29 Apr. 1692; Thomas, 13 Oct. 1694,
d. at 6 mos. Thomas, again, 10 Oct. 1696; and Sarah, 12 Oct. 1702.
Samuel, Woburn, br. of the preced. by w. Priscilla had Samuel, b. 3
Oct. 1689; Jonathan, 16 July 1691; Jacob, 23 Feb. 1694; and Pris-
cilla, 11 Dec. 1696.

PoMEKOY, PoMHOT, PuMMERY, or PuMRT, Caleb, Northampton, s.
of Eltweed, m. 8 Mar. 1665, Hepzibah, d. of Jefiery Baker, had Hep-
zibah, b. at Windsor, 27 July 1666, d. young; and at N. had Samuel,
29 May 1669; Abigail, 26 Oct. 1671 ; Hepzibah, again, bapt, 19 Jan.
1673; Ebenezer, 15 Mar. 1674, d. at 25 yrs. ; Caleb, 3 May 1677, d.
joung; Eldad, 6 Dec. 1679; Hannah, 4 July 1682; Mercy, 20. Sept.
1684; and Sarah, 6 Aug. 1687 ; was freem. 1674, printed Pumbrey in
Paige's list, and he d. 18 Nov. 1691. His wid. m. 1705, Walter Lee.
Eltweed, Dorchester, by Dr. Harris mark, as of 1630, and if so, came
prob. in the Mary and John, freem. 4 Mar. 1633, rem. a. 1636 or 7 to
"Windsor, carr. Mary wh. d. 1640; John, wh. d. 1647; and Eldad, all
'b. prob. at D. of wh. the two former d. at W. ; had at W. Medad, bapt.
19 Aug. 1638; Caleb, 6 Mar. 1642; Mary, again, 21 Apr. 1644, d.
under 15 yrs. ; Joshua, 22 Nov. 1646 ; and Joseph, 20 June 1652. His



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w. d. 1655, and he m. Lydia, wid. of Thomas Parsons, rem. 1672 to live
with his s. Medad at Northampton, there d. in Mar. 1673. His s. Eldad
d. unm. 1662, hav. been adm. freem. of Conn. 1658, and betroth, to Su-
sanna, only ch. of Henry Cunliffe. Whence the ancest. came is uncert.
Tradit. long assert, the birthright of Devonsh. but a less gen. tradit.
offers the claim to a hamlet far distant in the N. within two miles of
Burnley, Co. Lancaster, and some claim is put forth in favor of Wales.
The Christian name is variously distort. Some make this s. to have
the same name as his f. or rather call the f. Eldad. Others write it
Eldred, wh. might easily be mistak. in the old engrossing hand. Edward
sometimes is proposed, and Eltweed more commonly appears than any
other, but to me it seems the double e was meant for oo. John,
Boston, shipwright, made his will 14 Apr. 1690, bound to sea, and
gave his prop, to Mary Brookings, prob. d. of John, wh. prov. it 13
Nov. 1691. He was, no doubt, a young, unm. man, prob. engag. to m.
the devisee. Joseph, Westfield, youngest s. of Eltweed, m. 20 June 1677,
Hannah, d. of Richard Lyman, of Northampton, had Joseph, b. 1 Sept.
1678, d. in few wks. ; Hannah,' 13 Dec. 1679, d. in few days; Hannah,
again, Jan. 1681, d. young; Eliz. 7 Feb. 1682, d. next yr. ; Abigail, 5
Feb. 1684; Medad, 4 Nov. 1686; John, 11 July 1688, d. in few days;
Hannah, again, 22 Apr. 1694 ; beside sec. Josej^Ji, Noah, and Sarah, of
wh. one or more may have been b. at Colchester, or come bef. Hannah.
He was freem. 1680, but rem. to Colchester, where are descend.
Joshua, Northampton, br. of the preced. m. 20 Aug. 1672, Eliz. d. of
Richard Lyman, wh. d. 22 May 1676, had John, b. 2 May 1674, d.
soon; Joshua, 24 Sept. 1675; Eliz. 1677, d. young; Nathaniel, 9 Mar.
1680 ; Abigail, 23 July 1682, d. young ; Lydia, 3 Mar. 1684 ; and John,
1688, d. young; all exc. the first two by sec. w. Abigail, youngest d. of



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