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being d. admin, was giv. 1678 to John Barrett.

PouLTER, John, Billerica 1658, from Rayleigh in Co. Essex, m.
1662, Rachel Eliot of Braintree, d. of Francis, d. at Cambridge, 20
May 1676, aged 41, as the inscript. on gr.-st. is giv. by Harris. Epit. 6.



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His wid. m. 1677, John "Whitmore ; and his sis. Hannah, perhaps, m.
John Dudley, as did, 22 Nov. 1655, Eliz. with Jonathan Danforth the
iirst; and Mary, 12 Apr. 1687, with Samuel Winship. All were, no
doubt, ch. of John P. early sett, at B. but dec. bef. last date. Prob. he
was driv. in by Tnd. hostil. But a John of Cambridge, perhaps his s.
was liv. there 1698, and I suppose m. Hannah, d. of lieut. John Ham-
mond, the richest man of Watertown. He may have rem. to Boston,
and in Mar. 1713 been chos. to a town office.

Pound, Thomas, a pirate in the Vineyard Sound, Sept. and Oct.
1689, taken and brot. in.

Pout, or Poat, "William, Marblehead 1 668-74.

Pow, William, Marblehead 1674. Dana, 8. It is strange that
we never find his name, especially as it bears the prefix of respect in
Dana.

Powell, Abel, Newbury, and Caleb, his br. actors in the direful
nonsense of witchcraft, 1679, against or upon William Morse and his w.
Eliz. of wh. in Hist, of Newbury, 122-134, and in Essex Inst. II. 3a,
31, and 212, eno. perhaps more than eno. may be read. See also a few
words in this Diet. III. 242, under Morse. John, Charlestown, by w.
Sarah had John, bapt. 7 Mar. 1669 ; but the f. had d. in June preced.
and the young wid. join, to the ch. 28 Feb. foil, and soon m. John
Blaney. Michael, Dedham 16^9, by w. Abigail had perhaps that
Sarah wh. m. 3 May 1653, Timothy Dwight, and may have been b. in
Eng.; Eliz. b. 10 June, bapt. 5 July 1641 ; Dorothy, 11, bapt. 16 July
1643; and Michael, b. 12, bapt. 19 Oct. 1645; beside Margaret, bapt.
14 Apr. 1648 a. 8 days old; was freem. 2 June 1641, rem. to Boston
1647, and, without ordin. taught in the new ch. bef. sett, of a min. there,,
or, indeed, bef the gather, of a ch. wh. occur. 5 June of the yr. foil,
when he was ord. a rul. elder, the govemm. forbid, his being min. for
want of educat. had Margaret, bapt. 14 June 1649, 8 days old; and d.
28 Jan. 1673, or by gr.-st. wh. makes his age 67 yrs. 28 Dec. preced.
Farmer strangely miscalls Increase Mather the first min. tho. he did, sub
voce. Mayo, restore the honor to the proper man. Eliz. m. 23 Aug.
1659, Richard Hollingworth. Two of his more gifted successors, AVare
and Robbins, have justly discussed the diffidence of this 'first instr. of"
their people. Ralph, Marshfield, m. 30 Oct. 1676, Martha Clement.
Robert, Exeter, took o. of fidel. 1677. Rowland, Gloucester 1657,.
by w. Isabel had Rowland, and a d. tw. b. 9 Feb. 1658, of wh. the d. d.
next day; Mary, 7 May 1660; and Stephen, 9 Nov. 1662. Thomas,.
New Haven, had Hannah, b. 1641, bapt. 1643; Priscilla, Dec. 1642,,
bapt. 1644; Mary, bapt. 20 July 1645 ; Martha, 28 Jan. 1649, prob. d.
soon; Martha, again, Jan. 1651 ; and Esther, prob. bapt. 5 June 1653 ;.

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all in right of w. Priscilla; may be the same wh. in May 1664, was of
Long Isl. adra. to be sw. freem. of Conn, by Commsnrs. of Huntington.
He was dissatisf. prob. with the recusancy of that Col. to the union with
Conn, as by the royal chart, provid. and may have been at Springfield
1665, at least bot. Id. there, but did not cont. long, and went back to N.
H. but not to be on the list of 1669, there d. 1681. Hannah m. 21 May
1660, Thomas Tuttle, and Priscilla m. 29 Mar. 1666, John Thompson.
Thomas, Saco 1670. Thomas, Windsor, m. 25 Aug. 1676, Alee Tra-
haren, had Ann, b. 19 Apr. 1678; Thomas, 11 July 1680; and Han-
nah, 1682, d. at 2 yrs. and d. 1685. William, Charlestown 1636, by
w. Eliz. had Mary, b. 30 Apr. 1637; Martha, 29 Apr. 1639; Joshua,
15 Nov. 1641, d. soon; Eliz. 22 Aug. 1642; and Joshua, again, 1644;
and his w. d. 3 Dec. of that yr. He may be that man, said by Farmer
to have d. at Salem 1670. William, Taunton 1643.

Pov(^EB, John, Charlestown, by w. Sarah, had Peter, b. 4 Nov.
1643. Nicholas, Providence, an early sett, soon aft. Eoger Williams,
d. 25 Aug. 1657, lea v. wid. Jane, and s. Nicholas, and d. Hope, both
under age. He never dwelt at Shaomet, Staples says, tho. of the num-
ber of twelve pu^ch. of that territo. and so suffer, very slightly in the
monstrous proceed, against Gorton and his comp. at Warwick 1643.
Yet he is one of the signers of the declar. of their rights, 20 Nov.
1642. Tradit. has been very rich, and, as usual, very false a. this man,
and his s. of the same name. The f. was here to sign the claim of
rights in Nov. 1642, and was one of the purch. with Gorton and the
other misbelievers of Warwick, and was next yr. brot. a prisoner to
Boston, yet the mythical honor makes him to have left Drogheda, " dur-
ing the siege in 1642, for Surinam, where the fam. had large estates."
Authentic hist, makes the siege of Drogheda a dozen yrs. later. In
favor of the sec. Nicholas, that authority makes his w. " d. of Sir
Zachary R. a Cheshire baronet," but it wisely omits to tell how his title
was acquir. Most curious is the docum. call, his will, made 27 May
1667 (near ten yrs. aft. his d.), by the municip. officers pub. in authentic
form. R. I. Hist. Coll. II. Apx. 14. Nicholas, Providence, s. of the
priced, freem. 1655, took engagem. of alleg. 29 Apr. 1670, m. 3 Feb.
1672, Rebecca, d. of Zachary Rhodes, had Hope wh. d. young; and
col. Nicholas, b. 1673, and tradit. tells that he was k. accid. by his own
friends, at the swamp light, 19 Dec. 1675, in Philip's war. His wid. m.
1 Dec. 1676, Daniel Williams. The third Nicholas had m. one of this
name, and no other s. the fourth, a fifth, and the fifth a sixth, ea. with-
out other male issue ; but the mystical number of seven was unhap. not
reach, and the heredita. distinct, has expir. with the riches of Surinam.
Waltek, Maiden 1660, m. 11 Mar. 1661, Trial, d. of Ralph Shepard,



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had William; Mary; Isaac; Thomas; Daniel, b. 10 May 1669; In-
crease, 16 July 1671; Walter, 28 June 1674; Jacob, 16 Dec. 1679;
and Sarah, 8 Feb. 1683 ; and d. at Littleton a. 1718.

PowES, Thomas, Boston, of wh. I see nothing but that Sewall says,
he was drown. 21 June 1684.

PpwNiNG, or Pounding, Henry, Boston, freem. 1644, but he was of
ano. ch. tho. of what town I am ign. had Henry, b. 28 Apr. 1654, wh.
perhaps, was of ar. co. 1677; Hannah, 8 Apr. 1656, d. next yr. ; and
Sarah, 3 Aug. 1659. In 1695, a wid. P. was a householder in B. and
Daniel P. ar. co. 1691, a deac. d. 1735.

POWSLAND, POWSLET, POWLAND, POWLLEN, POUSLAND, POUS-

LiN, or PousLY, James, Salem, m. 2 Aug. 1670, Mary Barnes, wid.
prob. of Thomas, 1675 was employ, as a gunner. Felt II. 486. He
liv. 1674 on Marblehead side. Richard, Falmouth 1674^90. Willis
I. 71, 133.

Prance, Philip, Salem 1689, master mariner. Felt.

Pratt, Aaron, Cohasset, s. of Phineas, had Aaron, d. 25 Feb. 1735,
aged 81, says the very loose statement in a newspaper, taken into the
Geneal. Reg. V. 224. Abraham, Charlestown, a surg. hav. in Col. rec.
19 Oct. 1630, when he req. to be made free, the prefix of respect, came,
we may well infer, in the fleet with Winth. and was liv. 1631 at C.
He with w. Joanna, early join, the ch. of Roxbury, but rem. again to C.
and his w. d. 27 Dec. 1645 ; and he d. as the gr.-st. Says, on the same
day. Benajah, Plymouth, s. perhaps of Joshua or of Phineas, m. 29
Nov. 1655, Persis Dunham, prob. d. of the first John, had Abigail, b. 21
Nov. 1657. Daniel, Hartford, s. prob. of John, freem. 1657, had Daniel,
seven ds. and d. Apr. 1691, bur. 24. The ds. were Hannah, m. 1678,
sec. Daniel Clark ; Eliz. w. of Nathaniel Goodwin ; Sarah Phelps ;
Mary Sanford ; Rachel Skinner ; Esther ; and ano. whose name is not
kn. Esther, in 1702, d. unm. in her wiU refer, to br. Daniel, and five sis.
so that we infer one was d. since the f. Ephraim, Weymouth, by
w. Phebe had Ephraim, b. 15 June 1698. Ephraim, Sudbury, s. of
Thomas of the same, by w. Eliz. had Josiah, b. 6 Mar. 1700 ; Ephraim,
30 Nov. 1704; Phineas, 8 July 1706; Eliz. 25 Apr. 1711 ; and Mary,
2 Dec. 1718 ; prob. rem. to Shutesbury or Shrewsbury. Of one
Ephraim, either this man or his s. is told the marvellous tale of lon-
gevity in D wight's travels 11. 358, that he was b. in Nov. 1687, and d.
May 1804, could count 1500 descend, ate no animal food for forty yrs.
and " was able to mow a good swarth one hundred and one yrs. in suc-
cession." Improb. crowd up against both of these Ephraims ; the sen.
must have been some yrs. earlier than 1687, call, by the man of sec.
childhood his yr. of birth, as it is not prob. that his first ch. was b. in



472 PRATT.

wedlock bef. the f. was twelve and a half yrs. old. Dr. Dwight should,
therefore, have better called him 126, than 116 yrs. old; but as part of
the same chapter in Apocrypha is, that this veteran Ephraim had a
Michael wh. d. 1826, aged 103, we may adjudge the honor of the myth
to have been designed for the junr. This younger Ephraim was not
99 yrs. old, when the credulity of Pres. Dwight was instructed by the
wonder-working old man that he had mowed grass one hundred and one
yrs. in succession, and only invalided the yr. past. Dr. Dwight, tho.
not sceptical, inclined, as a juryman, on a question of this man's will,
had he made it on the day of his visit, must have decided that it was
not good, I presume, for want of disposing mind and memory in the tes-
tator. So easily does the false story of great age obtain belief, even
from men of sagacity, like Pres. Dwight or Mr. Ward. Next we com-
press the dimensions of Michael, tho. the day or yr. of his birth is unkn,
3'et as his f. was not m. bef. 1724, he was less than one hundred ; and
his f. from the last day of Nov. 1704 to any day in Mar. 1804 could
count but ninety-nine yrs. and a half. See Barry, Hist, of Framing-
ham, for more of the fables. * John, Cambridge, an expert surg. possib.
br. of Abraham, was of Hooker's ch. and freem. 14 May 1634; but
he had been so early as Mar. 1629, engag. for our comp. and came in
the Lion's Whelp, but ret. in the same sh. and when next he came, sat
down first at Braintree, in Nov. 1635 was animadvert, on for ill report
of the country, rem. to Hartford, prob. 1637, was rep. 1639-42, but not
after, excus. from watch, accord, to previous promise, in June 1644, but
went for home in Nov. foil, with his w. having no ch. and above 60 yrs.
old, and in Dec. drown, in the shipwreck on the coast of Spain. Winth.
I. 173, and II. 239, with Trumbull, Col. Rec. II. 27, 108, and 450.
John, Hingham, lost his ho. by fire, 15 Mar. 1646,' and perhaps rem. to
Weymouth, and may have been f. of John, Joseph, Matthew, Samuel,
and Thomas of that town, or of some of them. John, Hartford, an
orig. propr. was prob. a carpenter, and was f. of John, and Daniel, d. 15
July 1655. His will of 7 Oct. preced. names w. Eliz. and the two
s. He has been sometimes confus. with the surg. wh. owned no Id.
whereas this man had sev. lots. See Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 230. John,
Dorchester, freem. 10 May 1643, had John, b. a. 1630, and Timothy,
and d. 1647, leav. wid. Mary, wh. m. WiUiara Turner. His will of 3
Mar. 1647 is abstr. in Geneal. Reg. VII. 36. Timothy sett, in Boston;
John, at Medfield. John, Weymouth, s. of Matthew of the same, m.
27 Nov. 1656, Mary, d. of ens. John Whitman of the same. John,
Hartford, s. of the sec. John, m. Hannah, d. of James Boosy, was
freem. 1657, had Hannah, b. 25 Nov. 1658 ; John, 17 May 1661 ; Eliz.
7 Oct. 1664; Sarah, 20 June 1668; Joseph, 6 Mar. 1671; Ruth, 21



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Dec 1677; Susanna, 2 Oct. 1680; and Jonathan, 6 Oct. 1683; and d.
1690. Perhaps some of these ch. were by his sec. w. Hepzibah, wh. m.
says Porter, John Sadd, 1690, and d. 1712. John, Kingstown, by w.
Ann, had Deliverance, b. 13 Nov. 1664; Mary, Apr. 1666; John, Oct.
1€67; Ebenezer, 31 Aug. 1669; Phineas, Apr. 1671; Joshua, 10 Jan.
1673 ; Jeremy, 13 Oct. 1674; and Mercy, 23 Dec. 1676. John, Med-
field 1666, was s. of John of Dorchester, but prob. b. in Eng. and I
kn, nothing more, exc. that he had John, Mary, Priscilla, Hannah, and
Sarah, and w. Rebecca, all nam. in his will of 30 Apr. 1707, from wh.
we find that one d, had m. Henry Smith ; ano. Timothy Clark ; and
that s.-in-law, Samuel "Wright was made with s. John excor.. John,
Saybrook, s. of lieut. William, m. 8 June 1665, Sarah, d. of Thomas
Jones, but whether he had ch. by her, I find not. Geneal. Reg. IV. has
giv. from the rec. of Saybrook two Johns, as follows : one had Thomas,
b. 28 Oct. 1675; Isaac, 16 Jan. 1678; Sarah, 5 June 1680; Lydia, 18
Feb. 1682 ; and Mehitable, 6. Sept. 1685. He may have been s. of Wil-
liam. The other John, call, a tailor, m. 10 Aug. 1676, Mary Andrews,
had Mary, b. 24 May 1677; Martha, 16 Jan. 1679; Daniel, 13 Jan.
1680; Jonathan, 25 Dec. 1682; Hannah, 14 June 1688; and John, 19
Mar. 1691. John, Maiden, s. of Richard of the same, by first w. Mary
had Richard; John, b. 14 June 1686; and by w. Martha, m. 18 Nov.
1686, had John, b. 24 Aug. 1687 ; and Martha, 1690 ; and he may have
rem. to Reading, where Mr. Eaton sett, one of the name bef. 1700 ; but
more prob. he was the deac. wh. d. at M. 15 Nov. 1742, aged 81 yrs. 7
mos. His wid. d. 10 May 1744, aged 83 ; unless she d. as his w. 20 Sept.
1742, aged 79. However, it may be, that this long liv. John was s. of
Phineas, and that his w. Martha was d. of Richard Pratt. The decision
is not easy upon Geneal. Reg. IX. 325. Ano. John, or the same, of
Maiden, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 6 Mar. 1696 ; perhaps John, Thomas,
Hannah, Ebenezer, Joseph, William, Caleb, Abigail, and Joshua, or some
of them, for the ch. of this surname as the flowers of the field are spread
about; but the gr.-st. in Maiden, prove that one John's w. Mary, d. 17
May 1710, in 56th yr. and her h. John had d. 3 June 1708. John,
Weymouth, by w. Mary, wh. may have been d. of John Whitman of the
same, had Samuel, b. 15 Oct. 1686, and by w. Mercy, prob. the same
Mary, had John, 8 Mar. 1692; and John, again, 26 May 1696. One
John of Boston, m. 29 July 1691, Margaret Maverick, but of h. or w. I
kn. no more. Jonathan, Plymouth, br. perhaps of Benajah, m. 2
Nov. 1664, Abigail Wood, had Abigail, b. 16 June 1665; Bathsheba,
20 Feb. 1667; Jonathan, 20 Mar. 1669; Hannah, 28 June, 1671;
Jabez, 1 Nov. 1673 ; Meletiah, 11 Dec. 1676 ; and Bethia, 8 Aug. 1679.
Joseph, Weymouth, by w. Sarah, had Sarah, b. 31 May 1664; Joseph,

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2 Feb. 1666; and John, 17 May 1668; was freem. 1672, and perhaps
sw. again in 1674, when he liv. perhaps at Nantucket, and had there
Mary, 16 Sept. 1675. Joseph, Charlestown, perhaps s. of Phineas, m.
12 Feb. 1675, Dorcas Folger, had Joseph, b. 19 Oct. 1677 ; Bethia, 11
Feb. 1680; Benjamin, 19 Jan. 1682, d. soon; Dorcas, 2 Apr. 1683, A/
soon; Phineas, 18 Jan. 1684; Joshua, 18 June 1686; Lydia, 28 Nov.
1688; and the liv. three s. and ds. were bapt. 10 Feb. 1689, when
unlucki. only Joseph is nam. in the rec. Joseph, Saybrook, s. of Wil-
liam the first, recom. for freem. 1673, by first w. had Joseph, William,
Sarah, Experience, and Margaret. In Sept. 1686, he took sec. w.
Sarah, youngest d. of Robert Chapman of the same, had Ann, b. 12
Aug. 1687, d. in few mos. ; Ann, again, 7 Oct. 1688 ; Susanna, 18 Mar.
1690; Robert, 26 Oct. 1691; Caleb, a. 1693; Eliz. 6' Sept. 1695;
Hannah, 27 Feb. 1699; and Temperance, 15 Feb. 1701, d. soon.
Joshua, Plymouth, came in the Ann 1623, prob. a youth, of wh. all
that is kn. seems to be, that in 1652 he was one of the purch. of Dart-
mouth, and d. soon aft. for inv. of his prop, present, by Bathsheba,
prob. his wid. 6 Oct. 1656, was only of the amo. £18 lis. 3d. Perhaps
he had ch. but the gr.s. Ephraim, by Farmer believ. to be b. Nov. 1 687,
and his s. Michael, wonders of old age in 1804 and 1826, are by Barry
render, wholly improb. Joshua, Medfield 1649. Matthew, Wey-
mouth, freem. 13 May 1640, had Joseph, b. 10 Aug. 1637, prob. d.
soon; and perhaps others, and may have, bef. 1643, rem. to Rehoboth.
Matthbvt, Weymouth, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Sarah, had Mat-
thew, b. 18 Sept. 1665 ; Mary, 1667 ; Hannah, 4 Nov. 1670; William,
5 May 1673 ; may have rem. to Boston in the war of king Philip, had
s. Samuel, bapt. at 3d ch. 2 Apr. 1676, and gone again to W. there had
Ann, 14 Sept. 1682; and Susanna, Sept. 1684. Prob. he was s. but
may have been neph. of the preced. He bee. deaf at 12 yrs. and
almost lost speech, and his w. was deaf and dumb after 3 yrs. as in the
Magnalia § 12 of cap. 26 of book III. is agreeably told (extract, from
Remarkab. Providences of Increase Mather, the more judicious, f. of
the author), with less admixt. of nonsense than is commonly seen in that •
work. MiCAH, Weymouth, had John, b. 4 Oct. 1691. Nathaniel,
Saybrook, s. of William first of the same, m. 2 May 1 688, Sarah Bea-
ment, had Sarah, b. 6 Feb. 1689; Nathaniel, 6 Mar. 1691 ; Samuel, 24
Jan. 1693 ; Abigail, 9 Oct. 1695 ; Deborah, 1 Jan. 1699 ; Hezekiah, 9
July 1701; and Gideon, 17 Sept. 1704. Peter, Lyme, m. 5 Aug.
1679, Eliz. that d. of Matthew Griswold, wh. had been, three yrs. bef.
divorc. from John Rogers for his heresy, had Peter, and d. 24 Mar.
1688, and, 1691, his wid. m. Matthew Beckwith. It is not kn. whose s.
he was, tho. sometimes it has been guess, that he was William's, of



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wh. the prob. is remote. Phineas, Plymouth, came in June 1622, as
one of capt. Weston's men, planted at Weymouth, but in Mar. foil, as
Gov. Winslow tells in Young's Chron. of the Pilgr. he went to P. had
sh. in the div. of Id. as if he had come in the Ann with Joshua, wh.
may have been a br. and so may we excuse the error of Mitchell, 279,
wh. says he came in the Ann, when it is plain he was here one yr.
earlier; m. 1630, a d. of Cuthbert Cuthbertson, it is said, rem. aft. many
yrs. to Charlestown. He address, a petition to our Gen. Ct. in 1662,
accomp. with a narrative of the first planting, whereupon they gave him
300 acres. That tract, with illustrations by the diligence of Frothing-
ham, is print, in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. IV. 476. He d. 19 Apr. 1680, hav.
been so reduced in est. as to need aid from the town. Frothingham, 156.
Perhaps in mak. his age a. 90 yrs. the inscript. on his gr.-st. at Charles-
town may be 10 or 12 yrs. too liberal. See Prince, Ann. 1. 131, or Mr.
Hale's Ed. 213. Richard, Charlestown, b. it is said, youngest of nine ch.
to John of Maiden in Co. Essex, and there bapt. 29 June 1615, by w.
Mary, had Mary, b. 7 or 30 Sept. 1643 ; Thomas, 5 Mar. or May 1646 ;
Mercy, 15 June 1650, d. young; John, 1655; Eliz. ; Martha, 1663;
and Hannah. He liv. on Maiden side, and d. 1691. Mary m. Thomas
Skinner; Eliz. m. Gershom Hawkes ; Martha m. 18 Nov. 1686, John
Pratt ; and Hannah on slight report is call. w. of a Hovey. Samuel,
Weymouth, a carpenter, freem. 1666, by w. Hannah, perhaps d. of John
Rogers of the same, had Judah, b. 25 June 1661 ; ano. ch. whose name
is out, 17 Aug. 1663; Hannah, 21 Dec. 1665; Mary, 3 Mar. 1668;
Samuel, 15 Nov. 1670 ; Experience, 8 Jan. 1673 ; and perhaps Martha,
8 Aug. 1675. He was engag. in settlem. of Mendon 1663. Samuel,
Wickford 1674. Samuel, Weymouth, s. of Samuel of the same, by w.'
Patience, had Judith, 23 Nov. 1695. Thomas, Watertown, freem.
1 647, unless, as I suspect, Barry overlooked one generat. and it was not
that freem. but his s. wh. had, partly bef. and partly aft. rem. to Fra-
mingham, after being of Sudbury, these eleven ch. Thomas, b. a. 1656 ;
John ; Ebenezer ; Joseph ; Philip ; David ; Jabez ; Nathaniel ; Abial,
fem. Ephraim; and Jonathan; in 1682 had Id. set to him at Sherbom,
and d. a. 1692 ; at least, admin, that yr. was giv. to wid. Susanna and s.
John. AU these ten s. m. and had fams. It seems prob. that the f. of
these many ch. was he wh. sw. fidel. in 1652, rather than the freem. of
1647, wh. may have been his f. Thomas, Weymouth, had William, b.
6 Mar. 1659. A serg. Pratt of Weymouth, perhaps not this man, but
Joseph, Matthew, or Samuel, was k. by the Ind. in Philip's war, 19 Apr.
1676. Thomas, Maiden, by w. Sarah had Sarah, bapt. 6 Jan. 1661, d.
young; Eliz. 2 Feb. 1662 ; John, 29 May 1664; Sarah, again, 19 Aug.
1666; Robert, 19 Apr. 1668, d. young; Edmund, 30 Jan. 1670; Han-



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nah, 25 Feb. 1672; William, 13 Sept. 1674; Deborah, 1 Oct. 1676;
and Robert, Sgain, 22 June 1684. Thomas, Maiden, eldest s. of Rich-
ard of the same, had, by w. unkn. to me, Richard, John, Mary, Sarah,
and Thomas, b. 1700, wh. it is said, liv. to 20 Aug. 1776 ; but the f. d.
1718. Timothy, Boston, s. of John of Dorchester, m. 9 Nov. 1659,
Deborah Cooper, join, the sec. or Mather's ch. and was freem. 1683.
He had sec. w. Mary, as appears in his will of 16 Aug. 1694, in wh. he
ment. s. Josiah, and the Deborah, d. of his s. Timothy, dec. Timothy,
Charlestown, s. of the preced. m. 19 Nov. 1679, Grace, eldest d. of
Thomas Shippey, had Deborah, nam. in the will of her gr.f. Pratt;
Rebecca, b. 22 July 1682, d. in one yr. aft.; and he d. 25 Mar. of the
same yr. He had been a barber of Boston. * William, Hartford, an
orig. propr. prob. br. of John, the sec. of the same, by w. Eliz; d. of
John Clark of Milford, had Eliz. b. 1 Feb. 1642 ; John, 20 Feb. 1645;
rem. that yr. to Saybrook, there had Joseph, 1 Aug. 1648; Safah, 1
Apr. 1651; William, 5, but Parsons quotes 15 May 1653; Sarpuel, 6
Oct. 1655; Lydia, 1 Jan. 1660; and Nathaniel, perhaps bef. the last,
but not nam. in rec. but by his f. in a deed to him; was lieut. in 1661,
rep. 1666, and eleven yrs. more. His eldest d. m. William Backus of
Norwich; Sarah m. 1670, Isaac Waterhouse; and Lydia m. 18 Nov.
1679, John Kirtland of Saybrook. William, Weymouth, freem. 1651,
William, Saybrook, s. of the first William, m. 20 Feb. 1679, Hannah,
d. of Nathaniel Kirtland, had Benjamin, b. 14 June 1680; Hannah, 24
July 1682, d. at 2 yrs.; Prudence, 11 Mar. 1685 ; Ebenezer, 17 Aug.
1688; and Jabez, 19 May 1691. William, Weymouth, may have
been s. of William of the same, or neph. freem.' 1680, by w. Eliz. d. of
Richard Baker of Dorchester, had Thankful, b. 4 Oct. 1683, and by w.
Experience, had Joanna, b. 23 Sept. 1692; and William, 3 Oct. 1695.
He rem. to Dorchester. Six of this name, had in 1834, been gr. at
Harv. as many at Yale, and eleven at other N. E. coll.

Pray, Elisha, Providence, sw. alleg. May 1682. Ephkaim, Brain-
tree, s. prob. eldest, of John of the same, m. Eliz. d. of John Hayden, had
Ephraim, b. 14 June 1681 ; John, 18 Aug. 1683 ; Eliz. 27 Sept. 1685 ;
Hannah, 3 June 1687; Ruth, 28 Mar. 1689; Samuel, 14 May 1692;
Joseph, 14 Jan. 1695; Mary, 17 Sept. 1697; and Sarah, 16 Jan. 1700.
Ephraim, Providence 1676, "who staid and went not away,'' says the
rec. thro, the war. He m. the wid. of Benjamin Herendean. John,
Braintree, m. 7 May 1657, Joanna Dowman, had John, b. 11 Mar. foil,
prob. d. bef. his f. beside Ephraim, Samuel, Joseph, and two ds. Han-
nah Bell, and Dorothy Furbush, to div. his est. in July 1699 ; but I kn.
not the h.'s. John, Providence, sw. alleg. 1671, another of those not
frightened away in 1676. Quintin and Richakd, says Lewis, were of



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Lynn 1645 ; the former is among debtors, 1655, to est. of Joshua Foote,
and the latter by Farmer is put among first sett, of R. I. and in Philip's
war refus. to quit Providence. He had sw. alleg. to the king, June 1668.
"William, Providence, sw. alleg. May 1682.

Preble, Abraham, Scituate 1637, m. Judith, d. of Nathaniel Til-
den, had Abraham, b. a. 1642; Nathaniel, bapt. there 1648, tho. some
yrs. bef. he had rem. to' York, where he perhaps had Benjamin, and
others; was magistr. 1650, submit, soon to Mass. and freem. 1652,
treasr. of the Co. 1659, and d. 1663, leav. wid. Judith and sev. ch. of
wh. one d. was m. Willis I. 102. Abraham, York,, s. of the preced.
prob. eldest, was made treasr. of the Co. 1678, lieut. 1680,when he took
o. of alleg. to the k. He m. a. 1 685, ace. fam. tradit. Hannah Kelly,
wh. liv. to 9 May 1751, and had Mary, b. 8 June 1686; Abraham, 21
Aug. 1687; Caleb, 7 July 1689; Jonathan, 11 Apr. 1695; Ebenezer,
26 Mar. 1698 ; and Samuel, 19 Apr. 1699. He was judge and deac. d.

4 Oct. 1714 in 72d yr. " univers. faithful to the death," says gr.-st.
John, Nathaniel, and Stephen, wh. took the o. of alleg. to his
majesty at York, 1680, were prob. his bros. and his s. Abraham,
Esquire, of York, d. unm. 30 Mar. 1720 in his 60th yr. Abraham
the f. was appoint, admin, on est. of John '1695, Hannah, the wid.
of John hav. d. 19 Aug. of that yr. Of this stock was the famous
Com. P.

Prence, §JThomas, Plymouth, came in the Fortune, 1621, was s.
of Thomas of Lechlade, in Co. Gloucester, near Crickladej in Wilts, m,



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