James Savage.

A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register .. online

. (page 54 of 78)
Online LibraryJames SavageA genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register .. → online text (page 54 of 78)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


there, rem. to Hartford, and had two more. Hezekiah, Windsor, s. of
the sec. John of the same, m. 27 June 1700, Mary Bissell, had, as Stiles
says, 704, Hezekiah, b. 7 July 1699 ; Deborah, 1 Mar. 1703; James, 11
May 1706 ; Lois, 19 Mar. 1708 ; and Samuel, 23 Mar. 1709. In the
list of Errata, I see no correction of suspicious dates. Israel, Salem,
d. 30 Jan. 1678, aged 32. Israel, Salem, s. of John of the same, m.
20 Nov. 1672, EUz. d. of William Hathorne, had Eliz. b. 2 Oct. 1673;
Sarah, 24 Aug. 1675 ; John, 24 Sept. 1677 ; Gingen, a d. 8 Dec. 1679;
Mary, 22 Sept. 1681, d. at 9 mos. ; Israel, 4 Apr. 1683; Benjamin, 4
Sept. 1685, d. at 6 yrs.; Ann, 17 June 1687; William, 12 Feb. 1689;
and Benjamin, again, 17 May 1693; was selectman 1686, and freem.
1690, then of the vill. now Danvers. Israel, Hadley, freem. 1684.
James, Windsor, sec. s. of the sec. John of the same, m. 15 Jan. 1679,
Sarah, eldest d. of Owen Tudor, had James, b. 13 Oct. 1680, d. soon;
Mary, 4 June 1682, d. at 2 yrs. ; Isaac, 13 July 1683, d. in four mos. ;
Mary, 23 Sept. 1684; and Sarah, 31 May 1686; went to Eng. was in
1690 a merch. of distinct, in London, wh. declin. the office of agent for
the Col. * John, Windsor, among the earliest sett. 1 638, and ^o it is by
some presumed that he went from Dorchester, but more prob. is it, that
he had been short time only in Mass. and accomp. Rev. Ephraim Hew-
ett, bring, beside the six ch. ment. in his will, Sarah and Joseph, nam.
by Goodwin, was constable 1640, rep. 1646 and 7; and add. to ch. by
w. Rose, b. prob. in Eng. at W. had Nathaniel, b. 19 July 1640; and
Ann, sometimes call. Hannah, 4 Sept. 1642; and Parsons, in Geneal.
Reg. V. 359, says he d. 21 Apr. 1648, and was bur. next day. But his
will of the day preced. was not carr. to Court bef. June of next yr. It
gives eldest s. John, £100 ; sec. James, £60 ; Samuel, Nathaniel, Re-
becca, Rose, Mary, and Ann, ea. £30. His wid. was bur. 20 days aft.



PORTEE. 461

him. Sarah m. 24 Oct. 1644, Joseph Judson. J John, Roxbury,
freem. 5 Nov. 1633, had w. Margaret, rem. to Boston, there a supporter
of Wheelwright, and disarmed 1 637, soon rem. to R. I. signed their
comRact 1638, was an Assist. 1641 and aft. for some yrs. liv. at Ports-
mouth, R. I. 1655, and "Wickford, 1674. Haz. II. 612. He had a d.
perhaps nam. Hannah, wh. m. the sec. Samuel Wilbor. * John, Hing-
ham 1635, was rep. 1644, and that yr. rem. to Salem, had Sarah, bapt.
there 5 June 1649, had many elder ch. as is shown by his will of 25
Apr. 1C73, pro. 26 Sept. 1676, in 20 days aft. his d. aged 80. To his
eldest s. John, wh. had been in prison at Boston, 1665, for abuse of his
parents (whose case tak. up against the Col. by the royal commrs. that
yr. made such a stir among our people), wh. d. 16 Mar. 1684, he gave
only £150, he having wasted much (and this is not a fifteenth part of
the f.'s est.) ; to Joseph ; Benjamin, wh. d. without ch. ; Samuel, wh. was
d; long bef. ; and Israel; beside ds. Mary, w. of Thomas Gardner,, with
her three ch. and Sarah, prob. unm. adequate provis. almost naming
Samuel's s. John. He was rep. 1668. His w. Mary surv. to 6 Feb.
1684, but whether she be that Mary, wh. join, the ch. 1639, or in 1644,
I see not. John, Windsor, eldest s. of John of the same, b. in Eng. m.
Mary, d. of Thomas Standley, had John, b. 3 June 1651 ; Mary, 17
July 1653 ; Sarah, 5 Sept. 1655 ; James, 22 Dec. 1657 ; Nathaniel, 20
Apr. 1660; Hannah, 1 Jan. 1663; Samuel, 5 Mar. 1665; Rebecca, 8
Mar. 1667; Esther, 8 May 1669; Ruth, 7 Aug. 1671; Hezekiah, 7
Nov. 1673 ; and Joseph, 7 Feb. 1675 ; of wh. all exc. Esther were liv.
at the date of his d. 2 Aug. 1688; and his wid. d. 13 Sept. foil. To
James is giv. by Parsons the honor of being agent for Conn, but he was
too young, and his uncle, the London merch. was the man. John, Wey-
mouth, by w. Deliverance, had Mary, b. 12 Oct. 1663; Susanna, 2 June
1665; John, 12 July 1667 ; one, whose name is not giv. 11 Apr. 1672;
and Ruth, 18 Sept. 1675. John, Windsor, eldest s. of John the sec. of
the same, freem. 1672, m. 16 Dec. 1669 (rather early in his days),
Joanna, d. of Walter Gaylord, had Joanna, b. 7 Feb. 1671; Mary, 20
Nov. 1672; John, 17 Jan. 1675; Sarah, 1 June 1677; Ann, 26 Aug.
1679; Daniel, 13 Nov. 1683; David, 3 Oct. 1685; and, if we believe
Stiles, one s. and four more ds. and d. 1699. John, Farmington, eldest s.
of Robert, was a propr. 1673, but not at d. of his f. for he d. first. John,
Wehham, freem. 1690. John, Hadley, freem. 1690. John, Farmington,
s. of the first Daniel, m. 2 Jan. 1696, Rebecca, d. of Joseph Woodford,
had sec w. Martha North, and d, 1740. Jo^jathan, Salem 1637, then
had gr. of Id. freem. 2 June 1641, had Mary, bapt. 12 Oct. 1645 ; and
Jonathan, 12 Mar. 1648, was of Beverly side. Mary m. 22 Apr. 1669,
Thomas Gardner. Jonathan, Salem 1636, a sergeant in 1647, and in

39*



462 PORTER.

Sept. of that yr. had gr. of 200 acres, was selectman 1653 and 4, but
late in that yr. convey, his est. at S. to James Chichester, on condition
that he should provide for his wid. Eunice if she outliv. him and rem. to
Huntington, L. I. had d. bef. 1660, when Eunice sued for her right in
Nov. of that yr. and in 1670 est. was div. to the heirs, wh. were all fem.
His three ds. m. respectiv. James Chichester, Edward Harnett, and Ste-
phen Jarvis ; and the wid. Eunice m. Giles Smith of Fairfield. Joseph,
Salem, s. of John of the same, freem. 1665, m. 27 Jan. 1665, Ann,
eldest d. of "William Hathorne, had Joseph, b. 23 Oct. foil. ; Ann, 5
Sept. 1667; Samuel, 4 Aug. 1669; Nathaniel, 8 Mar. 1671; Mary, 18
Dec. 1672; William, 30 Aug. 1674; Eleazer, and Abigail, tw. 23 May
1676; Hepzibah, 11 Apr. 1678; Ruth; and Mehitable ; and he d. 12
Dec. 1714. His will of 15 July 1713, pro. 27 Dec. 1714, names all the
six ds. and the first four s. as liv. Joseph, Windsor, youngest s. of the
sec. John of the same, m. 5 Dec. 1699, Hannah, d. of Samuel Buel, lia'd
Joseph, b. 14 Sept. 1700, d. in few mos. ; Joseph, again, 20 Jan. 1701 ;
Mehitable, 27 June 1707 ; Nathaniel, 14 June 1709 ; Mary, 25 May
1712, d. young. Nathaniel, Salem 1638, had liv. elsewhere, for he
was freem. 17 Apr. 1637, and is not in Felt's fine list of ch. mem.
Nathaniel, Windsor, youngest s. of John the first of the same, and the
only one, prob. b. on this side of the ocean, in 1669 is among the freeln.
of Stratford, where he m. Hannah, d. of Philip Groves, had Hannah, b.
1665; Sarah, 1667; Ruth, 1669; and Nathaniel, 1672. By sec. w.
Eliz. sis. of his former w. he had John, b. 1674 ; Samuel, 1676, d. soon;
and Mary, 1677. He had good est. d. Jan. 1680, in his will naming w.
Eliz. and the six liv. ch. Nehemiah, Farmington, see. s. of the first
Daniel, m. Hannah Lum, perhaps d. of John, and d. 1722. Riobabd,
Weymouth, had Ruth, b. 3 Oct. 1639; was freem. 1653. RiohaeD,
Waterbury, s. of the first Daniel, by w. Ruth had Daniel, b. prob. at
Farmington, but at W. had Joshua, 7 Aug. 1688; Mary, 14 Jan.
1691; Ruth, Oct. 1692; Samuel, 30 Mar. 1695; Hezekiah, 29 Jan.
1697, d. young; John, 11 June 1700; Timothy, 21 Dec. 1701 ; Heze-
kiah, again, 27 July 1704; and his w. d. 9 Jan. 1710. By sec. w. he
had Joshua, 5 Nov. 1718, at New Haven, whither he had rem.; Rich-
afd, 22 Aug. 1722 ; and Lydia; and d. 1740, prob. as his will, of 13
Nov. 1738, was pro. Feb. 1740. Robert, Farmington, one of the first
sett. m. 1644, Mary, d. of Thomas Scott of Hartford, had Mary, b. 24
Feb. 1646; John, 12 Nov. 1648; Thomas, 29 Oct. 1650; Robert, 12
Nov. 1652, d. young; Eliz. 11 Jan. 1654; Joanna, bapt. 6 Jan. 1656;
Sarah, 20 Dec. 1657; Benjamin, 18 Mar. 1660; Ann, Apr. 1664; and
Hepzibah, b. 4, bapt. 11 Mar. 1666. He took sec. w. Hannah Freeman,
a wid. and d. 1689, for inv. was giv. 18 Sept. of that yr. Sarah m. Abra-



POETEE. 463

ham Andrews of the same ; and his br. Thomas m. ano. d. EHz. Robert,

Northampton, ra. 1688, Sarah Burt, had John, b. 1689, wh. with his mo. d.

soon. In 1691, he m. Eliz. Rising, had John, again, 1692 ; Eliz. 1695 ;

James, 1698 ; William, 1702 ; and Thomas, 1705. Both "William and his

f. d. 1712. Roger, Watertown, went home prob. in 1637, and again

came in the Confidence, from Southampton, 1638, aged 55, a husbandman

of Long Sutton, Hants, with Joan, Susan, Mary, and Rose, his ds. was

freem. 22 May 1639, selectman, 1648, and d. 3 Apr. 1654, aged 71.

His wid. Grace, wh. had been wid. of "William and first of Thomas

Rogers, d. 3 June 1662, in her will naming gr.ch. Daniel Smith, and

John, Martha, Mary, Sarah, and Joseph Sherman. These last were

part of the ch. of capt. John Sherman, wh. had m. her d. Martha ; and

ano. d. Eliz. had m. Daniel Smith. Hereby we discov. that P. had been

with part of his fam. at "W. for this d. Eliz. is not nam. among passeng.

in the Confidence ; nor is the w. Grace, wh. was left, no doubt, at "W.

in her h.'s absence to gov. the fam. but this is made more cert, from

our kn. that Sherman's w. had her first ch. b. here, less than five mos.

aft. the arr. of that ship. Samuel, Salem, d. a. 1659, had not long bef.

m. Hannah, d. of William Dodge. His will of 10 Feb. in that yr.

made in anticipat. of a voyage to Barbadoes, and the inv. of 22 June

1660, by the wid. names s. John. Perhaps, then, Hannah was sec. w.

His wid. m. Thomas Woodbury. Samuel, Windsor, s. of the first John

of the same, b. prot. in Eng. m. Hannah, d. of Thomas Stanley, rem. to

Hadley 1659, had there, Samuel, b. 6 Apr. 1660, said to be the first b.

of that town; one b. and d. 26 Apr. 1662; Thomas, 17 Apr. 1663;

Hezekiah, 7 Jan. 1665; John, 12 Dec. 1666; Hannah 1670; Mehita-

ble, 15 Sept. 1673; Experience, 5 Aug. 1676; Ichabod, 17 June

1678; and Nathaniel, 1680; Hannah m. 29 Mar. 1689, John Nash, and

d. within two mos. All the other eight ch. were liv. at his d. 6 Sept.

foil, and also at the time his wid. d. 18 Dec. 1708. Mehitable m.

Nathaniel Goodwin. He was freem. 1684, much engag. in trade, owned

part of the sh. Northern Adventure, and left good est. Of his seven s.

Experience, and Hezekiah, are bef. ment. Thomas, John, and perhaps

Nathaniel, sett, in Lebanon ; Ichabod in Hatfield, arid Samuel only cont.

at Hadley. Samuel, Farmington, youngest s. of the first Thomas, had

W. in 1686 to join with him in ch. commun. and had Stephen, bapt.

10 Apr. 1687 ; Hannah, 17 June 1688 ; Samuel, 20 Sept. 1691 ; Sarah,

19 Nov. 1693 ; and Martha, 5 July 1696. * Samuel, Hadley, eldest s.

of the first Samuel of the same, at one time rep. an extensive trader

with Eng. after judge, and sheriflp of the Co. in wh. he was the wealthiest

man at his d. 29 July 1722. He m. 22 Feb. 1684, Joanna Cook, d. of

Aaron, had fourteen ch. but only seven outliv. him, four.ds. out of eight.



464 POETMOET.

and these s. Samuel, b. 25 May 1685; Aaron, 19 July 1689, H. C.
1708, the first min. of Medford; and Eleazer, 25 Feb. 1698. To bring
up his gr.s. Samuel to coll. he left £100, and he was gr. of H. C. 1730,
bee. third min. of Shirborn. Samuel, Farmington, s. of the first
Thomas of the same, was a deac. had Samuel, and Joseph. The artic.
in Geneal. Eeg. IX. 54, on the Porter fam. is eminent, for its merit in
withhold, dates. Stephen, Andover, freem. 1691. TnpMAS, Hart-
ford, m. 1644, Sarah, d. of Stephen Hart, rem. ^ to Farmington, had
Sarah, b. 1646; Thomas, 1648; Joanna, 1652; wh. all were bapt. 24
July 1653, prob. but not, as in Geneal. Eeg. XI. 323, 29 ; Dorothy,
bapt. Nov. 1654; 'at©mas,-again,-1656 ; SamueW and Euth, wh. m. 24
Mar. 1687, Samuel Smith, and next, Joseph EpOt. He d. 1697, and his
will of 3 Mar. 1691, names only Thomas, Dorothy, and Samuel. Per-
haps his d. Sarah m. Apr. 1664, Nathaniel/ Winchell; and Joanna m.
1676, Stephen Taylor. Thomas, Weymouth, had Thomas, posthum. b.
3 Feb. 1673. Thomas, Farmington, s. of Thomas of the same, m.
Lois, d. of Timothy Stanley, had Lois, b. 1670; and only s. Timothy,
Nov. 167^; was a deac. and d. 1711. Some of these fams. have been
mark, for longev. Eev. Nehemiah, H. C. 1745, of Ashfield, d. 29 Feb.
1820, in his 100th yr. Col. Joshua, Y. C. 1754, d. 1825, in 95th yr.
and Eev. Nathaniel, b. 16 Jan. 1745, H. C. 1768, of Conway, N. H. d.
1836. Thomas, Farmington, 1682, s. of Eobert, m. May 1678, Abigail,
d. of Samuel Cowles, and by her had Abigail, b. 24 June 1680 ; William,
bapt. 29 Oct. 1682; John, 18 July 1686; Mary, 2 June 1689; Nathan-
iel, 27 Mar. 1692, prob. not 28, as Geneal. Eeg. XII. 150, says, for that
was Monday; Abigail, 8 July 1694; Eobert, 16 May 1697; and Eliz.
b. 1 June 1703. Seventy-four of this name, of wh. sixteen were clerg.
Fai'mer says, had been gr. in 1834 at the N. E. coll. of these twenty-
three, includ. six clerg. were of Yale alone, and twenty, includ. seven
clerg. at Harv. leav. only three clerg. among the thirty-one scholars at
all the other N. E. coll. of wh. Dart, had fourteen.

PoRTis, or PoRTOUs, Eobert, Boston 1645, m. 3 Nov. 1659, Alice
Greenwood.

PoRTMORT, PoRMONT, Pdrmont, Or Permont, Lazasus, Dover,
eldest eh. of Philemon, b. on our side of the water, there was taxed 1659.
He was, I imagine, f. of Joseph, of Newcastle 1685. Philemon, Bos-
ton, adm. of the ch. with w. Susan, near the end of Aug. 1634, prob.
brpt. one ch. if not more, was freem. 6 May 1635, and the first gram,
sch.-master, had Lazarus, b. 28 Feb. bapt. 6 Mar. 1636 ; Ann, 5, bapt,
15 Apr. 1638 ; favored the cause of Wheelwright, and followed him to
Exeter and aft. to Wells, hav. letters of dism. from our ch. Jan. 1639 ;
but prob. came back, aft. prob. not a few yrs. had Pedaiah, b. 3- June



POST. 465

1640 ; his w. d. 29 Dec. 1642 ; and by sec. w. Eliz. had Martha, bapt.
29 May, but town rec. says b. 16 June 1653. His d. Eliz. b. prob. in
Eng. m. 24 Nov. 1652, Nathaniel Adams; but ano. pretend, rec. says
Samuel Norden, in Geneal. Reg. XI. 202. Great variety is found in
the letters or sound of this first sch.-master's name, as Porment, Pormet,
Purmount, etc. In Allen's Biogr. Diet, the trouble is avoid, but not in
a satisfactory manner.

Post, Abraham, Saybrook 1664, s. prob. of Stephen, freem. 1665,
ensign 1667, had Stephen, b. 3 Dec. 1664; Ann, 4 May 1667 ; Abra-
ham, 9 June 1669; James, 14 Mar. 1671 ; Esther, 14 Dec. 1672, d. in
few days; Daniel, 28 Nov. 1673; Gurdon, 27 May 1676; Joseph, 6
Feb. 1678; Mary, 21 Feb. 1680; and Elinor, 10 Feb. 1682; and his
w. d. 23 Mar. 1684. In the will of Uncas, four thousand acres were
devis. to him, yet in Geneal. Eeg. XIII. 234, his name is Past. Isaac,
Huntington, L. I. 1666. Thompson. John, Woburn, m. 27 Feb. 1650,
Susanna Sutton; but whether she had ch. or how long she liv. is not
told; yet I find he m. sec. w. 18 Nov. 1662, Mary Tyler, and had
Mary, b. 29 Sept. 1664; Joanna, 13 Sept. 1666; and John, 14 Apr.
1669. John, Saybrook, s. of Stephen, b. prob. in Eng. m. in the last
of Mar. 1652, Esther, d. of William Hyde, had Margaret, b. 21 Feb.
1653; Eliz. 22 Feb. 1655; John, 12 Apr. 1657; and Sarah, 6 Nov.
1659 ; rem. with first sett, to Norwich, there had Abigail, 6 Nov. 1664,
d. at 11 yrs. ; Samuel, 8 Mar. 1668; Hannah, Oct. 1671; and Lydia,
11 Mar. 1674; was in 1663, accept, to be made free, yet seems to have
missed for sev. yrs. of taking the o. wh. the Dept. Gov. was requested
to admin, in 1666 and again in 1668. In the list of 1669 he is includ.
and his w. d. 13 Nov. 1703. He d. 27 Nov. 1710. Lydia ra. Abel
Moore, and next, Joseph Harris, both of New London. John, Nor-
wich, eldest s. of the preced. m. 24 Dec. 1685, Sarah, eldest d. of John
Eeynolds, had Sarah, Jb. 1 Dec. 1686; John, 14 July 1689; and d. 15
July of next yr. His wid. d. 11 May 1703. Richard, Southampton,
L. I. 1640, nam. by Thompson, may easily be thot. the same as that one
of the first sett, of New London 1646 or 7, a blacksmith, wh. sold his
est. 1651 or 2 to Amos Richardson, and rem. but whither" is not heard,
nor whether he had ch. or not. Stephen, Cambridge 1634, rem. 1636
to Hartford, an orig. propr. had John, Thomas, and Abraham, prob.
Catharii^e, wh. m. Alexander Chalker, in 1649 was of Saybrook, where
he d. 16 Aug. 1659. Thomas, Saybrook, s. prob. of the preced. m. Jan.
1656, Mary Andrews, had Sarah, b. Nov. 1657; and a. 1660 rem. to
Norwich, where his w. d. 1661 ; and he m. 2 Sept. 1663, Rebecca, d. of
Obadiah Bruen, had Thomas, Dec. 1664; Hannah, Feb. 1G66; Mary,
June 1669; Obadiah; and Joseph. He d. 5 Sept. 1701, and his wid.
d. 15 Apr. 1721.



466 POTTER.

Poster, Abel, is the name giv. to a freem. of Mass. 1674, but where
be liv. is unkn. and error is suspect.

Potter, Abel, Dartmouth, m. 16 Nov. 1669, Rachel, youngest d. of
John Warner, rem. to Warwick, in his will of 1692, names eldest s.
George, youngest Stephen, and other ch. Abel, Benjamin, and Mary.
Anthony, Ipswich 1 648, m. Eliz. prob. d. of deac. John Whipple of
the same, had sev. ch. wh. with w. outliv. him, as John,' Edmund, .Eliz.
Kimball, Lydia Putnam, prob. w. of Jonathan, beside Thomas and
Anthony. George, Newport 1638. Httmfret, Salem, had only ch. Ann,
who m. 10 Jan. 16S6, Anthony Needham. Icha^od, Portsmouth, E. I.
perhaps s. of Robert, the friend of Gorton, m. MartHa, d. of Thomas
Hazard. Indigo, or. perhaps Inigo, Charlestown, m. 25 Aug. 1663,
Mary Lawrence, d. of John of Groton, may have liv. in some other
town, for without find. adm. of hiras. or w. to the ch. there, I see that his
ch. by w. Mary, viz. Mary, John, Richard, Indigo, Margaret, were all
bapt. at C. 24 Apr. 1681, and Margaret, again, 9 July 1682. John was
a grantee of Sudbury in 1640, but I ask in vain, where he resid. or
any thing else a. him. John, New Haven, perhaps 1 639, had John, and
Samuel, bapt. (not 7, as in Geneal. Reg. IX. 362, but) prob. 17 Oct.
1641; perhaps d. bef. 1643, as a wid. P. with fam. of two is that yr.
ment. She may also have m. again, for Eliz. Rose, in 1 677, by her will
ment. her s. John and Samuel P. beside sev. ds. Coffin made the sur-
name Polter. John, New Haven, s. of the preced. m. 1661, Hannah,
d. of John Cooper, had Hannah, b. 1661, d. soon; John, June 1663,, d.
soon; Hannah, again, 26 June 1665; John, again, 4 Aug. 1667; Sam-
uel, July 1669, d. soon; one, without name, Feb. 1671, d. soon; Mary,
Mar. 1673, d. soon ; and Samuel, again, 2 Jan. 1675 ; and by sec w. m.
29 Dec. 1679, Mary, wid. of Ralph Russell, had Abigail, was serg. and
propr. 1685, and d. Dec. 1707, aged 70. John, Warwick, was s. of
Robert, freem. 1660; m. 2 June 1664, Ruth, d.^of Edward Fisher of
Portsmouth, R. I. had Robert, b. 5 Mar. 1666 ; Fisher, 12 July 1667;
John, 21 Nov. 1668; William, 23 May 1671 ; Samuel, 10 Jan. 1673;
Isabel, 17 Oct. 1674, wh. bee. sec. w. of William Burton, and long surv.
him; Ruth, 29 Nov. 1676; and Content, 2 Oct. 1680. Joseph, New
Haven, prob. s. of William, was recom. 1668 for freem. but d. 17 Aug.
next yr. Jddah, Concord, s. prob. of Luke, freem. 1690. Luke,
Concord, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, by w. Mary, wh. d. 8 Apr. 1644, had
Eunice, b. 2 Mar. 1641 ; and Rebecca, 2 Aug. 1643, d. at 2 mos. He
m. 19 Oct. 1644, Mary, d. of Walter Edmands, had Luke, 30 May
1646, d. at 15 yrs. ; 'Samuel, 1 Apr. 1648; Dorothy, 9 Apr. 1650;
Judah; Frances, wh. d. 17 Nov. 1661; and Bethia, 4 Nov. 1659; was
deac. and d. 13 Oct. 1697. Eunice m. 4 Oct. 1660, John Frye of Ando-



POTTER. 467

ver. Matthias, Braintree 1661. Nathaniel, New Haven, s. prob.
of William, a propr. 1685. Nathaniel, Portsmouth, s. of that wid. ,
Dorothy wh. m. John Albro, d. 20 Oct. 1704. - Nicholas, Ljnn, 1651,
much engag. in the iron works, rem. to Salem, 1660, there call, a brick-
layer, had Hannah, bapt. 25 Mar. 1661; and Mary, 15 Nov. 1663;
Samuel, b. 9 Jan. 1665, d. at one yr. ; Hannah, again, 27 Mar. 1666;
Lydia, 26 Feb. 1667, d. next yr.; Bethia, 23 May 1668; Samuel, 22
Apr. 1669; Lydia, again, 16 July 1670, d. in Apr. foil.; Benjamin, 6
Nov. 1671 ; and Joseph, 9 June 1673. His w. Mary d. soon aft. and he
d. 18 Oct. 1677. His inv. was tak. 25, and his will made 10 of that
mo. That he had ch. by two ws. is infer, and that scjc. w. Mary was d.
of John Gedney appears in Essex Inst. II. 275 ; but for the bapt. name
of the mo. of the ch. Robert, Eliz. Sarah, wh. were prob. b. at Lynn by
first w. certainty is uMattain. tho. from the transcr. of the will it may
seem, that ea. w. brot. both Samuel and Benjamin. A flickering of
light comes from p. 301, indicat. that the first w. was Alice, wh. d. 26
Jan. 1659. Robert, Lynn 1630) freem. 3 Sept. 1634, rem. to New-
port, where in July 1638, he was adm. an inhab. and in 1641 unit, with
Gorton in settlem. of Shaomet, wh. they call. Warwick, and two yrs.
later was seized with the whole comp. and brot. prisoner to Boston,
where the governm. sentenc. them to be confln. in various places, enjoin,
them not to preach their monstr. absurd doctr. on pain of death. Soon,
however, as sympathy for such sufier. was unavoidab. excit. they all
were banish, and he went to Eng. and obt. justice by restorat. to their
est. He kept an inn at W. in 1649, and d. in the autumn of 1655, or
betw. that and the spring foil. leav. s. John, b. a. 1 639, and ds. Deliver-
ance, w. of James Greene ; Eliz. wh. m. Richard Harcutt of the same ; '
beside wid. Sarah, not. mo. of either of the ch. wh. bee. w. 19 Feb.
1657 of John Sandford, the sch.-master of Boston. Of his first w. the
name is not kn. but Gorton in his narrat. of the invasion and assault by
the Mass. forces upon the new settlem. of W. tells that she d. at that
time, perhaps of trepidat. Robekt, Roxbury 1634; on join, the ch. had
w. Isabel, of neither of wh. do I find any other ment. in rec. of town or
ch. but that he was bur. 17 Jan. 1654; yet in Boston ch. he had his d.
Deliverance bapt. 5 Mar. 1637, and' in the rec. of d. is error, no doubt,
of Robert for William. Prob. he rem. Robert, Lynn, perhaps s. of
the first Robert, b. in Eng. had Samuel, b. 28 May 1 657 ; and his w.
whose name is not giv. must have d. soon after; for he m. 25 Jan. 1660,
Ruth Driver, perhaps d. of Robert the first, had Robert, b. 18 Mar.
1661; Nathaniel, 14 Apr. 1663; John, 13 Sept. 1665; Eliz. 9 Feb.
1668, d. soon; Eliz. again, 15 Aug. 1670; Ruth, 27 Feb. 1674; Joseph,
25 Dec. 1676; Benjamin^ 11 Apr. 1680; and Samuel, 8 May 1682.



468 POT— POU

EoBEET, Lynn, s. of the preced. m. 9 Jan. 1682, Martha Hall, had
Martha, b. 21 June 1685, was freem. 1691. Thomas, Portsmouth, E.
I. br. perhaps of the preced. m. 20 Jan. 1687, Susanna, d. of John Tripp,
had Susanna, b. 28 June 1688 ; Sarah, 25 July l690 ; and Ichabod, 23
Sept. 1692. Vincent, Boston, came in the Elizabeth and Ann from
London, 1635, aged 21, was next yr. a soldier at the castle [Winth. IL
346]; went home in 1639, in the same sh. with John Josselyn, wh.
ment. p. 30, that he was afterwards question, for a Regicide. He was
prob. one of the madcap millenarians with Venner of Salem, but not of
sufficient importance to be put to death. William, "Watertown, came
prob. in the Abigail from London, 1635, aged 27, with w. Frances, 26,
and ch. Joseph, 20 wks. His mp. Hannah had m. bef. they came over,
a Beecher, and had Isaac. He a. 1 643 rem. prob. to New Haven, there
had other childr. and in his will, 1662, names Nathaniel, Joseph, Hope,
and Eebecca. Possib. but not prob. this is the man wh. was execut. Fri-
day, 6 June of that yr. in the story of whose offence, being art. 3 of Appx.
of Thaumaturgus, Magnalia VI. 38, Mather had gr. satisfact. and that
he might defy human credulity makes the wonder, that tho. twenty
yrs. a mem. of that ch. he had liv. in most infamous crimes no less than
fifty yrs. together. The wretched man was perhaps s. of a wid. P. liv.
at New Haven 1646. See Rec. I. 247. William, Braintree, came
perhaps in the Increase from London, 1635, aged 25, one of the early
mem. of that ch. 17 Sept. 1639, freem. 13 May 1640, rem. to Roxbury,
m. 2 June 1646, Judith Graves, wid. of John. He made his will 14
Jan. 1654, of wh. Geneal. Reg. V. 301, has abstr. in wh. he names no
ch. but Hannah Graves, d. of his w. gives to the Rev. elders of Brain-
tree, Tompson and Flint, £10 ea. br.'s John's and George's childr. sis.
Jane's and Ann's, but all apparently in Eng. also to the sch. in R. and
the coll. in Cambridge ; and three days aft. was bur. tho. town rec. calls
him Robert. His wid. Judith m. 13 Dec. foil. Samuel Finch. Wil-
liam, New Haven, had Mary, and Sarah, prob. not tw. bapt. 22 Aug.
1641; Hope, 3 Oct. 1641; Rebecca, 1643; and Nathaniel, 22 Dec.
1644. Eight of this name, had, in 1834, been gr. at Yale, three at
Harv. and nine at other N. E. coll.

Potts, Richard, Kennebeck, whose w. was k. by the Ind. at Arow-
sic isl. Sept. 1676. Wilhs I. 148. Thomas, Dover, by w. Joanna, had
Mary, b. 6 July 1690, and ano. d. 28 Aug. 1693.

PoTUM (if this be a possible name), Charles, of Cape Porpns,



Online LibraryJames SavageA genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register .. → online text (page 54 of 78)