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Nathaniel Cook of Windsor, m. 9 Jan. 1677. He rem. 1683 to Deer-
field, and d. 16 Oct. 1689. His wid. m. David Hoyt, suffer, in the destr.
of D. 29 Feb. 1704, was carr. to Canada, but came back, and had third
h. Lydia, the d. also came back from Canada, m. Nathaniel Ponder of
Westfield ; and both the s. were sufferers, tho. in diff. degr. Nathaniel
was k. by the Ind. 16 July 1698 ; and Joshua was carr. from D. with his
sec. w. Esther, wh. was k. by the Ind. the day aft. capt. on their way
to Canada, whence he got back, and liv. at Dorchester, had third w.
Repent, wh. d. 22 July 1714, and he got a fourth w. * Medad, North-
ampton, br. of the preced. m. 21 Nov. 1661, Experience, d. of Henry
Woodward, had John, b. 24 Aug. 1662 ; Joseph, 24 Dec. 1664, d. next
yr.; Mehitable, 3 July 1666; Ebenezer, 30 May 1669; Joseph, again,
26 June 1672 ; Medad, 19 June, 1674, d. soon ; Eliakim, 10 Aug. 1675,
d. next yr.; MindweU, July 1677 ; Thankful, 31 May 1679 ; Mary, 15



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Feb. 1684; and John, again, 30 May 1686, d. with his mo. 8 June foil.
He m. the next 8 Sept. Abigail, d. of Elder John Strong, wid. of Eev.
Nathaniel Chauncy, had Samuel, 16 Aug. or Sept. 1687, Y. C. 1705;
and his w. d. 15 Apr. 1704. For third w. he had 24 Jan. 1705, Han-
nah, wid. of Thomas Noble the first of Westfield. He was a black-
smith, freem. 1671, many yrs. town elk. deac. and rep. 1677, 83, 4, 6,
90, and 2, and d. 30 Dec. 1716. Distinc. for public serv. attach, to
most of the, s. Samuel, the youngest, was min. of Newtown, L. I. join,
the Presbyt. commun. and was active in extend, the influence of that
name ; as fully told in Biker's Hist. Joseph was f. of Rev. Benjamin,
Y. C. 1733, of Hebron; Ebenezer, the' Sheriff of Hampsh. one of his
Majesty's Counc. for the Prov. foil, the trade of a blacksmith, as did his
s. Col. Seth, a hero of the early day of our Revo, who, in his will,
1777, gave "to my s. Quartus my bick iron, wh. his gr.gr.f made 105
yrs. ago. He is the fourth smith in the fam. and Quartus is his name."
Thomas, whose name is writ. Pummery, was of Portsmouth, m. bef.
1679, Rebecca, d. of William Brooking of the same. Eight of this
name, had in 1834, been gr. at Yale, one at Harv. and ten at other N.
E. coll.

POMPRET, William, Dover 1640, was early town elk. and lieut. d. 7
Aug. 1680. His d. Martha m. William Dame ; and ano. d. m. Thomas
Whitehouse.

Pond, Daniel, Dedham, perhaps s. of the first Robert, may have
been b. in Eng. freem. 1690, d. Feb. 1698. His first w. was Abigail, d.
of Edward Shepard of Cambridge, prob. had sev. ch. but by ano. w.
Ann, wh. surv. some of the foil, may have come : John ; Ephraim, bapt.
6 July 1656; William; Daniel, both, 26 Apr. 1663; Robert, 11 Aug.
1667; Caleb; and Jabez; seven s. beside Abigail, wh. m. Ralph Day;
Hannah Devotion, prob. w. of John ; Rachel Stow dec. ; and Sarah,
unm. at the d. of f Epheaim, Wrentham, s. of the preced. m. 6 Jan.
1686, Deborah Hawes, had Ephraim, b. 21 Oct. 1686 ; Daniel, 22 Sept.
1689 ; Deborah, 13 Sept. 1693 ; and Samuel, 29 Dec. 1695 ; and d. 22
Dec. 1704. Isaac, Windsor, prob. s. of Samuel of the same, m. 10 or
20 May 1667, Hannah, d. of John Griffin, had Hannah, b. 10 Feb.
1688; and he d. 15 Nov. next yr. John, s. of one of Winth.'s old
neighb. came 1630 with the Gov. as also did a br. whose name is not
ment. when the Gov. in the first letter aft. arr. to his eldest s. at Groton,
directs him to tell " old Pond " both his s. are well, and remember their
duty. John, Wrentham, s. of Daniel of Dedham, by w. Hannah, wh.
d. 2 Jan. 1692, had Daniel, b. 2 Apr. 1690; and hy w. Rachel, had
Hannah, 16 Mar. 1694; and Rachel, 19 Oct. 1695. Robert, Dorches-
ter, tho. not found in the list of Dr. Harris, was there to partake, 1638,



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in div. of Cow commons, d. 1637 ; his inv. is dat. 27 Dec. of that yr.
and his wid. m. Edward Shepard of Cambridge. His derivat. was from
Co. Suffk. and he may have been that br. of John, ment. in one of the
first lett. of Gov. Winth. His d. Mary was call, eleven yrs. of age
when her mo. join. Cambridge ch. wh. may be an ascert. day. She m.
John Blackman. Robert, Milton, s. prob. of the preced. b. in P]ng.
adm. freem. 18 May 1642, by w. Mary Ball from Bury St. Edmunds,
Co. Suffk. had Mary, b. 14 July 1657; Martha, 13 Apr. 1660; and
ano. ch. possib. that Sarah wh. m. Desire Clap ; and he d. bef. mid. life.
His wid. m. 3 July 1663, Nicholas Allen or Ellen, outliv. him, and m.
Daniel Henshaw. Robert, "Wrentham, s. of Daniel, by w. Joanna had
Ann, b. 2 Oct. 1689; Sarah, 30 Sept. 1692; Robert, wh. d. 28 May
1694; and Robert, again, 18 May 1695. Samuel, Windsor, by w.
Sarah, m. 18 Nov. 1642, had Isaac, b. 16 Mar. 1646; Samuel, 4 Mar.
1648; Nathaniel, 21 Sept. 1650; and Sarah, 11 Feb. 1653; and he d.
14 Mar. 1655. His s. Nathaniel was k. with his capt. Marshall in the
great Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675. Sarah m. Jonathan Hayt or
Hoyt, wh. sett, at Guilford. Samuel, Branford 1668, sign, the planta.
and ch. covenant, and may therefore be thot. of ano. fam. or possib. was
s. of the preced. He m. 1670, Miriam, d. of Thomas Blatchley of B.
Thomas, perhaps, for the surname is doubtful on the rec. of the custom-
ho. and by Mr. Hunter thot. as near to Fount as Pond, a passeng. in the
Elizabeth and Ann, from London, 1635, aged 21. See the later read,
of Geneal. Reg. XIV. 313. William, Dorchester 1648, perhaps s. of
the first Robert of the same, b. in Eng. m. Mary, d. of George Dyer, had
Samuel, wh. d. 2 Oct. 1657; Eliz. and Martha, tw. 17 Feb. 1658, both
d. in few days; Judith, 16 Oct. 1659; Thankful, 15 Jan. 1662; George,
20 Jan. 1666; and Mindwell, 24 Aug. 1667; and perhaps William;
was constable 1659, and d. 4 Apr. 1690, call. serg. and Judge Sewall
says he d. suddenly. His wid. it is said, d. 16 Feb. 1711. Thankful m.
17 Nov. 1682, Philip Withington, and d. 23 Dec. 1711. Rebecca P.
aged 18, came in the Bevis from Southampton, 1638, one of the serv. of
Christopher Batt of the city of Salisbury. Of this name two had been
gr. at Harv. one at Yale, and six at other N. E. coll. in 1826.

Ponder, John, Westfield, m. 26 June 1668, Temperance, d. of
Thomas Buckland, had Susanna, b. 11 Mar. 1669 ; John, Nov. 1670, d.
young; Mary, 30 Sept. 1672; Eliz. 3 Feb. 1675; Nathaniel, 3 Sept.
1677; John, again, 11 Mar. 1680; Thomas, 5 Mar. 1682; Martha, 27
Feb. 1684; and Sarah, 28 July 1686, d. at 4 yrs. He d. 1712, and his
wid. d. 27 Oct. 1732.

Ponton, or Ponting, Richard, Boston, a husbandman, adm. of the
ch. 28 Dec. 1649, had been bound, 1 Jan. 1641, for eight yrs. with his



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own assent, to John Read of Braintree, rem. to Hartford 1662, freem.
1663, d. or rem. bef. 1669.

PONTUS, William, Plymouth 1633, in 1643 not in .the list of those
able to bear arms, i. e. under the age of 60, d. 9 Feb. 1653, hav. made
his will 9 Sept. 1650, lea v. two ch. only, with very small est. Mary
wh. had m. 31 Oct. 1645, James Glass, and next, 1657, Philip Delano;
and Hannah, wh. had m. 18 Dec. 1644, John Churchill, and next, 25
June 1669, Giles Eickard, and d. 22 Dec. 1690.

Poole, Pool, or Pole, Benjamin, Weymouth, s. of Edward, was a
soldier on Oonn. riv. in Philip's war, 1676, and of him I hear no more.
Edward, Newport 1638, prob. was of Weymouth most of his days, had
Samuel, Isaac, Joseph, Benjamin, John, Sarah, and Jacob, nam. in this
order in his will of 22 Aug. 1664, of wh. his w. was Extrix. pro. 16 Sept.
foil, of wh. the three last were minors, and prob. Samuel the eldest. See
Geneal. Reg. XH. 12 and 13. The w.'s name is not seen. Eliza-
beth, Taunton 1637, the chief cause of build, at T. was maiden sis.
of William, and elder than him, of a good fam. in heraldry, as well as
religion, may be regard, as one of the most decid. proofs of the deep
roots that puritanism had attain, in Eng. She d. 21 May 1654, aged
65, hav. made her will four days bef. in wh. John, eldest s. of her br.
-was nam. Excor. Abstr. of it is in Geneal. Reg. V. 262. See Winth.
I. 252. Henry, Boston, d. 14 Sept. 1643 ; may have been inf. Isaac,
Weymouth, s. of Edward, by w. Elishama had Margaret, b. 24 Aug.
1669; and perhaps others not on rec. or he may have rem. John,
Cambridge 1632, went to Lynn bef. 1638, when he had there 200 acres,
and last of Reading, where his w. Margaret d. 29 Apr. 1662, and he d.
1 Apr. 1667. His will of 14 Feb. preced. made Jonathan his s. Excor.
names othe- ch. Mary, and her h. Matthew Edwards, and her ch. Mary,
Sarah, and Eliz. also s.-in-law, William Barrett, whose w. Sarah (di not
of testat, but of Richard Champney) was d. also her ch. John and
Lydia ; also gr.ch. John, Sarah, and Mary P. wh. I presume to be ch.
of his s. Jonathan ; and lastly br. Armitage, and his three s. sis. Armi-
tage and cous. Godfrey Armitage, and his w. and two ch. beside Mr.
Dane of Andover, and his w. whose relationship is less appar. John,
Boston 1670, s. of William, merch. freem. 1673, with prefix of respect,
was disting. says Baylies I. 287, as an officer in Philip's war, yet possib.
by that author mistak. for the Reading gent. He m. 28 Mar. 1672,
Eliz. d. of Gov. Brenton, not Benton, as in Geneal. Reg. V. 402. His
w. was bapt. as the O. S. ch. rec. shows " at a ch. meeting at her ho.'' a
very uncommon favor, if not unexampl. bef. that, in our country, and
John, Eliz. and Courtney, his and her ch. were bapt. some days aft. ;
William, 11 Jan. 1680; and Jane, 12 Nov. 1682. Bef. that time no ch.



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in Ni E. had been bapt. exc. on the Lord's day, as Sunday was call, in
law and popul. usage. John, Weymouth, s. of Edward of the same, by
w. Eliz. had Susanna, b. 17 Dec. 1679 ; and by w. Joanna had Hannah,
24 Oct. 1687 ; and Joanna, 21 Dec. 1688. John, Beverly, a carpenter,
m. Sarah, \yid. of Richard Woodbury, wh. d. 13 Nov. 1716, had Jona-
than, b. 1694; Miriam, 1695; Robert, 1697; Ebenezer, 1699; and
Joshua, 1700; rem. to Gloucester, and had Caleb, 1701; and John,
1703. For sec. w. he had Deborah Dodge, d. prob. of Samuel, but she
d. 1 Feb. 1718 ; and his third w. Eliz. Holmes, perhaps d. of John of
Salem, d. 13 July 1720; and he took fourth w. in May 1721, Abi-
gail Ballard of Lynn, says Babson, and had Return in 1722 ; and
Abigail, 1725 ; and he d. 19 May 1727. * Jonathan, Reading, s. of the
first John, had Sarah, b. 11 July 1656; Judah, a d. 1 Sept. 1658, prob.
d. young; Mary, 21 Aug. 1660, d. next yr. ; Mary, again, 14 Nov.
1662 ; and prob. a John ; was much valu. in Philip's war, a capt. under
major Appleton at Hadley, and Presid. of the counc. of war in the win-
ter of 1675-6, rep. 1677, d. 24 Dec. 1678 aged 44. Joseph, Wey-
mouth, s. of Edward, by w. Eliz. had Eliz. b. 6 Dec. 1674; Mary, 20
Jan. 1681 ; Benjamin, 9 Feb. 1683 ; Margaret, 22 Apr. 1688 ; and by
w. Mary had Abigail, 30 June 1 690. Richard, New London, d. a. 20
Apr. 1662, without w. or ch. gave his est. to w. and childr. of George
Tongue. Samuel, Boston, adm. of the ch. 19 June 1642, call, merch.
with prefix of respect, had Ann, bapt. 7 Aug. next a. 8 days old ; yet I
kn. nothing more of him, unless he were that capt. wh. m. Silence, d. of
Rev. Peter Saxton of Scituate, wh. d. bef. 1 Oct. 1651 ; or perhaps of
Reading, where Eaton calls one early sett, by his name. Samuel,
Weymouth, s. prob. eldest of Edward, by w. Mercy had Mary, b. 20
Nov. 1668. * William, Dorchester, perhaps as early as 1630, yet most
remarkable is it, that he was at Taunton sev. yrs. aft. 1637, there call,
capt. rep. 1641, being br. of the patron saint of that newer town, but in
rec. of D. describ. as town elk. ten yrs. and oft. "sch. master, while we
do not learn whether these functions were fulfill, bef. he went or aft. his
return, or partly both. My opinion is that not long aft. the d. of his sis.
from whose will we learn more than by all other means a. his fam. he
came back to D. and pass, the last 18 or 20 yrs. Certain, at D. he had
Theophilus, b. 27 May, bapt. 3 June 1660, and this may render prob.
that his elder s. and ds. John, Nathaniel, Timothy, Mary, and Bethesda,
were b. at T. He d. at D. 24 Feb. 1675, aged 81 ; and his wid. wh.
had been m. as early, I judge, as June 1638, perhaps Mary, d. of John
Richmond, d. near the end of 1690. Timothy was drown, at T. 15
Dec. 1 667 ; of Nathaniel nothing is heard exc. in the will of his aunt
Eliz. and it may be that he d. young ; nor is more told of Theophilus



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than his b. and bapt.; Mary was sec. w. of Daniel Henchman, and
Bethesda Poole (whose f. show, his relig. we may regret, more than his
judgm. in taking for the d.'s name that of the intermit, fountain, of
wh. the power is so beautiful, told in the narrat. of the evangelist) m.
1686 John Filer, as his sec. w. He had s. William, wh. was bapt. 20
June 1658 at Roxbury. Baylies derives the fam. from Taunton in Co.
Somerset. William, Brookhaven, L. I. 1680, perhaps was s. of the
preced. Thompson.

' Poor, or Poore, Benjamin, Newbury, s. of Samuel the first, m. 13
Apr. 1696, Mary, wid. of George Hardy, who d. 8 Aug. 1707, had
Sarah, b. 6 Sept. 1697; and Ann, 31 Oct. 1700. Daniel, Andover, is
that youth, I suppose, aged 14, whose name on the list of passeng. in the
Bevis from Southampton, 1638, is Dayell, coming with Alee or Alice
P. aged 20, prob. his sis. and Samuel P. 18, perhaps their br. and others,
under the designat. of serv. of Richard Dummer, m. 20 Oct. 1650,
Mary Farnum, perhaps d. of Ralph; and d. 1713, it is said, aged 85,
wh. is one of the very few instances of under estimate. Only s. Daniel,
and John, are nam.; and of John the d. is so early as 24 Dec. 1690,
that perhaps he was never m. But seven fem. Poors are as early found
to m. and all may have been his ds. viz. Martha, with John Granger, 9
Feb. 1680; Hannah, with Francis Dane, jr. 16 Nov. 1681; Eliz. with
Jacob Marston, 7 Apr. 1686 ; Priscilla, with Abraham Moore, 14 Dec.
1687 ; Deborah, with Timothy Osgood, 29 May 1689 ; Ruth, with John
Stevens, 20 Dec. 1689; and Lucy, with Samuel Austin, 11 Oct. 1691.
Daniel, Andover, s. of the preced. by w. Mehitable had Daniel,
Mehitable, John, Samuel, Joseph, and Thomas ; yet the dates of b. are
not kn. of either, and from the rec. is kn. that Mehitable d. 14 Jan.
1691, prob. quite young; while of Thomas, we doubt whether it be this
s. of Daniel, or ano. whose d. is ment. 7 Feb. 1695. He d. 1735, aged
79. Edward, Newbury, s. of John the first, or perhaps of Samuel, by
w. Eliz. had Stephen, b. 20 Apr. 1688 ; Eliz. 21 Mar. 1690 ; and Joseph,
16 Apr. 1704. PIenry, Newbury, s. of John, m. 12 Sept. 1679, Abi-
gail, d. of sec. Thomas Hale, had Abigail, b. 9 Sept. 1680; Henry, 31
Jan. 1682; Jeremiah, 10 Jan. 1684; Mary, 10 Apr. 1686, d. soon;
Mary, again, 20 Sept. 1687; Hannali, 19 July 1692; Sarah, 18 Jan.
1694; Benjamin, 1696; and Daniel, 1700; was taxed in Rowley 1691.
John, Newbury, an early sett, said lo have emigr. from Co. Wilts, was,
I think, elder br. of Daniel and Samuel ; had Jonathan ; John, b. 21
June 1642 ; Hannah, 14 Oct. 1645, d. young ; Eliz. 8 Nov. 1647 ; Han-
nah, again, 25 Mar. 1649 ; Henry, 13 Dec. 1650 ; Mary, 6 Mar. 1652,
d. at 6 mos. ; Joseph, 4 Oct. 1653 ; Mary, again, 12 Dec. 1654, wh. m.
6 Dec. 1670, Samuel Pearson; Lydia, 5 Dec. 1656; Edward, 4 Apr.



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1658 ; Abigail^ 23 Mar. 1660, d. soon ; and Abigail, again, 5 Aug. 1661 ;
and he d. 23 Nov. 1684, aged 69. His wid. d. says Coffin, 3 Dec. 1702.
John, Hampton, m. 13 Mar. 1661, Sarah, d. of John Brown of the
same, had Sarah, b. 10 Dec. 1661; John, 3 Apr. 1664; Eichard, 28
Oct. 1666; John, again, 30 Sept. 1668; Sarah, again, 3 Apr. 1671;
Mary, 6 June 1673; and Deborah, 13 Nov. 1675. He was a mariner
of Charlestown, where all but two of these ch. were b. and his w. d. 28
Dec. 1678 of smallpox, and there he m. 12 Aug. 1680, Eliz. d. of John
Burrage, wid. of Thomas Dean, had Thomas, b. 27 Dec. 1682; Bethia,
1684; and Silence, posthum. 20 Sept. 1686; but the last two d. soon;
and he d. 19 May 1686. John, Newbury, s. of John the first, m. 27
Feb. 1667, Mary, d. of William Titcomb, had John, b. 7 May 1668, d.
at 6 mos.; Mary, 9 Aug. 1669; Sarah, 27 Oct. 1671; Eliz. 26 July
1674; Hannah, 16 Aug. 1677 ; Jonathan, 5 Feb. 1679 ; Judith, 22 May
1681 ; and John, again, 26 June 1683 ; was freem. 1670, and d. 15 Feb.
1701. Joseph, Newbury, br. of the preced. m. 6 Aug. 1680, Mary, d.
prob. of Nicholas Wellington, had Joseph, b. 25 Apr. 1685 ; Benjamin, 7
Nov. 1687; Sarah, 12 May 1690; Mary, 12 Aug. 1692; Abigail, 1
Aug. 1695; Hannah, 3 Apr. 1698; John, 1 Aug. 1701; and Lydia, 14
Mar. 1704. Joseph, Newbury, s. of Samuel, m. 1698, Ann Johnson,
had Catharine, b. 18 Feb. 1699 ; and Joseph, 9 Apr. 1701. Nicholas,
Lynn 1637. Lewis. Samuel, Newbury, prob. that passeng. in the Bevis
from Southampton, 1638, aged 18, wh. may be br. of Daniel, Alee,
and John, fellow-passeng. had Rebecca, b. 7 Feb. 1649; Mary, 21 Mar.
1651; Samuel, 14 Oct. 1653; Edward, 27 May 1656; Eliz. 21 Jan.
1659; Joseph, 10 June 1661 ; Sarah, 4 June 1664; Benjamin 22 Feb.
1667; and Mary, 21 Feb. 1671; and he was freem. 1673, d. 31 Dec.
1683, by Coffin call. 60 yrs. old, but prob. was 3 yrs. more. Samuel,
Newbury, s. of the preced. m. 16 Feb. 1680, Rachel, d. of John Bailey,
had Rebecca, b. 18 Jan. 1681 ; Samuel, 3 June 1683, wh. liv. to 11 July
1769; Judith, d. soon; Sarah, 12 July 1686; Eleanor, 25 Dec. 1689;
and Rebecca, again, 1 Mar. 1694. Thomas, Andover 1645, may be he
whose d. is on rec. 1695.

Pope, Benjamin, Salem, s. of Joseph the first, m. Damaris Shattuck,
d. of Samuel of Salem, had Benjamin, to wh. was giv. 13 Apr. 1702,
admin, on est. of his f. ; Samuel ; Ebenezer ; and Jerome ; and their mo.
having their proport. Ephkaim, Boston, d. 1677, in his will of 27 June
1676, names only Ephraim, and Eliz. as his ch. The s. d. of smallpox,
Nov. 1678. John, Dorchester, came prob. 1633, with w. Jane, was a
shoemaker, freem. 3 Sept. 1634, perhaps brot. two or three' ch. and here
had John, b. 30 June 1635 ; Nathan, wh. was b. as is said, but certain,
d. 1641 ; and by w. Alice had Thomas, 27 Dec. 1643 ; and perhaps that

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Margaret, w. of John P. whose gr.-st. says she d. 20 Oct. 1702, or 1672,
as sometimes read, aged 74, was his third w. He was one of the found-
ers of the new ch. for Richard Mather, 1636 ; d. 12 Apr. 1646. Of his
Vill the abstr. may be seen in Geneal. Reg. VII. 229 ; yet why it was
not pro. bef. 5 June 1649 and inv. delay, to four days preced. would be
difficult to guess, unless we suppose the last fig. to be erron. It ment. w.
and a d. but no s. four serv. br. Thomas, and Joshua, my sis.'s h. "We
might by this docum. judge the testator to have been a weaver, rather
than a shoemaker. But early acco. is sadly confus. of all the Dorches-
ter Popes ; and the most patient of their inquir. cannot wholly unravel.
One Jane, wh. d. 12 Jan. 1663, in her will of 18 Apr. preced. gives to
her d. Patience, w. of Edward Blake ; but whether she was w. of this
вЦ† John, or when that d. was b. I find not. See Geneal. Reg. XI. 339.
John, Dorchester, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Beatrice had John, b.
1 July 1658 ; Jane, 23 May 1677; and Joseph, 17 Oct. 1680, d. in one
wk. as says Geneal. Reg. V. 465, and adds that his wid. Beatrice was at
Lancaster, 1700. In Hist, of D. 74, John P. sen. d. 19 Oct. 1686, but
this may not of necessity deny a former John, any more than it would
make Margaret w. of John wh. d. Oct. 1 672, as it declares, the same
Margaret left wid. of John 19 Oct. 1686. John, Springfield 1678,
prob. rem. to Windsor 1683, there d. that yr. unm. it is thot. Joseph,
Salem, came in the Mary and John of London, 1634, freem. 17 May
1637, there by w. Gertrude, had Damaris, bapt. 23 Apr. 1643; Han-
nah, 20 July 1645, d. young; Hannah, again, 26 Mar. 1648; George, 8
July 1649, wh. prob. d. young; Joseph, 27 Oct. 1660; Benjamin, Apr.
1653 ; and Samuel, 18 May 1656 ; beside Enos, not bapt. ; in 1658, was
punish, for going to Quaker meet, and d. a. 1667. His will of 11 Sept.
1666, pro. 27 June foil, made w. Gertrude extrix. and nam. the two ds.
and four s. last ment. Damaris m. Joshua Buffum ; and Hannah m.
Caleb BufFum. Joseph, Salem, s. of the preced. liv. at the vill. wh. was
made Danvers, freem. 1690, m. Bathshua Folger, had Nathaniel, b. 20
Nov. 1679 ; Joseph, wh. d. young; Bathshua, 9 Apr. 1683 ; Gertrude, 27
Aug. 1685 ; Joseph, again, 16 June 1687 ; Enos, 6 June 1690 ; Eleazer,
4 Dec. 1693; and Jerusha, 1 Apr. 1695; and he d. 1712. His will of
25 Jan. pro. -3 Mar. of that yr. names all the ch. but the first two, and
notes that the eldest d. was infirm of mind, as prob. had been her mo.
at least she was much afflict, in the withcraft days ; also names Mary
and Sarah, ch. of his s. Nathaniel, dec. bef. 1711. Richard Dorches-
ter 1635, but Mr. Clap thinks was not long there, and he is call. br. by
Joseph in his will. Samuel, Salem, br. of the preced. m. 28 Jan.
1686, Exercise Smith, had Damaris, b. Feb. 1687, d. in few mos. ;
Samuel, 11 June 1689; Margaret, 21 Oct. 1691; Enos, 1 Feb. 1695;



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Hannah, 17 Feb. 1697; Eliz. 23 May 1698; Eunice, 12 Aug. 1700;
and Ruth, 11 Mar. 1705, d. soon. Skth, Dartmouth 1686. Thomas,
Plymouth 1631, m. 28 July 1637, Ann, d. of Gabriel Fallowell, had
Hannah, wh. m. Joseph Bartlett, and d. 12 Mar. 1710, aged 71. When
this w. d. is not told, but he m. sec. w. 29 May 1 646, Sarah, d. of John
Jenney, had Seth, b. 13 Jan. 1648; Thomas, 25 Mar. 1651 ; John, 15
Mar. 1653 ; and Susanna, wh. m. 7 Nov. 1666, Jacob Mitchell, and
being call, in 1663 eldest A. of said P. by w. Sarah requires us to believe
that ano. d. foil. In 1675, he was 67 yrs. old. Thomas, Dorchester,
perhaps br. of John of the same, had Thomas, b. 26 Dec. 1670; and
Alice, 23 Dec. 1676; as says Geneal. Reg. V. 465, where it adds that
he m. 18 Nov. 1681, Margaret Long. Thomas, Suifield, by w. Mar-
garet, had Mindwell, b. 1687; and his w. d. next yr. at Springfield.
One of these two Thomases prob. tho. wh. of them may be hard to
guess, was of Hempstead on L. I. "Walter, Charlestown 1634, d. bef.

1640, leav. one eh. to wh. the town made a gr. Frothingham, 80.
Walter, Charlestown, had Mary, wh. m. Joseph Miller. Five of this
name at Harv. three at Yale, and two at other N. E. coll. had been gr.
1834.

Portage, George, Boston, merch. by w. Eliz. d. of Simon Lynde,
had Judith, b. 26 Feb. 1685, d. young; Hannah, 13 Feb. 1687; Sam-
uel, 15 Apr. 1689; Judith, again, 16 Sept. 1691; Eliz. 16 May 1696,
d. next yr. and George, wh. d. without ch. I think he rem. from Bos-
ton, prob. from the Prov. Hannah m. 16 Sept. 1714, James Bpwdoin
of Boston, was mo. of James, H. C. 1745, the disting. Presid. of the
Convent. 1780, that framed our Mass. Const, first Presid. of A. A. S.
and sec. Gov. of the Commonwealth.

Porter, Abel, Boston, was unm. when adm. of the ch. 23 Jan.

1641, by w. Ann, wh. had been wid. of William Simmons, had John,
bapt. 19 Nov. a. 7 days old, but by the rec. of town, b. 27 Nov. 1643 ;
prob. also, Abel, and perhaps others. He may have been adm. freem.
2 June 1641, and the name writ. Parr, d. 10 Mar. 1685, aged 73, says
the gr.-st. Abel, Boston, perhaps s. of the preced; freem. 1672, then
call. junr. was one of a new milit. comp. Sept. 1677. Benjamin, Salem,
s. of John of the same, d. 1701. But he had been murder, nine yrs.
bef. as a witness sw. 31 May 1692, was confess, to her by a witch.
Daniel, Farmington, a surgeon, for sev. yrs. had pay from the Col. by
w. Mary had Daniel, b. 2 Feb. 1653; Mary, 5 Feb. 1655; Nehemiah,
24 Oct. 1656; Richard, 24 Mar. 1658; Ann, 1661; John, 14 Nov.
1662; and Samuel, 24 Oct. 1665 ; all exc. Mary, in 1688, provid. for
by deed in Aug. of that yr. to avoid making a will under Andros's
admin. ; he d. 1690. Of the descend, some went to Waterbury. Mary



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m. Eleazer Knowles ; and Ann d. unm. Daniel, Waterbury, s. of the
preced. had Daniel, b. 5 Mar. 1699; James, 20 Apr. 1700; Thomas, 1
Apr. 1702; Deborah, 6 Mar. 1704; Ebenezer, 24 Dec. 1708 ; and Ann,
28 Apr. 1712. He d. 18 Jan. 1727 ; and his wid. Deborah, prob. mo. of
all the ch. d. 14 May 1765. Edwaed, Roxbury, came 1636, with two ch.
John, a. 3 yrs. old ; and William a. 1 yr. ; and by w. Eliz. here had Eliz.
bapt. 25 Dec. 1637 ; Hannah, b. 18 Oct. 1639 ; Mary, bapt. 29 May 1642;
Joseph, 25 May 1644; Deborah, b. 26 Apr. bapt. 3 May 1646; was
freem. 17 May 1637, rem. to Boston; there Eliz. m. 23 Feb. 1669,
Joshua Nash; Hannah m. Apr. 1663, Fathergone Dinely ; and Marym,
Peter Bennett. Experience, Hadley, s. of the first Samuel of the same,
m. Abigail, youngest d. of Samuel Williams of Roxbury, had there ten
ch. and rem. 1725 to Mansfield. Geokge, Salem 1647. Felt. Heze-
KiAH, Hadley, freem. 1690, was s. of Samuel of the same, had ten ch.



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