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8, Tho : Clarke et Martha Ockwell.
II, Gabriell Barton et Sarah Mathews.

14, Ralph Man et Eliza : CoUens.

15, John Broune et Eliza : Austin.

17, Hugh Williams et Elinor Reignolds.

21, Rob: Gildersley et Christian Bell.i
23, John Hugo & Elizabeth Malignes.

26, John Bostock et Sarah Davis.
26, Rob : Smith et Mary Clemens.

29, Tho : Answorth & Margery Weston.
January 161 6.

6, Roger Smith et Ann Bayley.

6, John Royston et Eliza : Theobalds.

7, John Chosell & Margaret Michison.
10, Christopher Girlill et Eliza : Homes.
13, William ffenwicke et Alice Coult.
16,' George Hapborne & Ann Crawley.
23, Robert Vickars & Sarah Hedger.

26, Rich : Hill & Margery Pate.

27, Simon Dollyn k Judith Baker. '

February 1616.

5, William Powell & Margaret Russell.

6, John Dammering & Eliza : Stringer.
9, Henry ffeild & Mary Greese.

9, Rob : Brand & Ann Broune.

13, Robert Poory & Sible Gyfford.

16, Benjamin Bartlet & Alice Burrowes.

18, Evan Roberts & Ann ffox.

20, Paul Marsh & Susanna Beedoon. :

22, William Lawrence & Eliza : Allen.

23, William Haywood & Jane Downes.
23, William White & Ellen Litterd.

23, George Jusdin & Margaret Tompson.

24, Tho : Arnold & Joane Thorne.

25, James Cambell & Rachell Turelott.

189 1.] Weddings at St. Mary, WhitechapeU London. ^^

27, Tho : Hackett & Grace Bailo.

28, William Wells & Mary Cabell.
28, John Cleaver & Christian Smith.

March 16 16.
2, John Pirkin & Mar)' Botcher.
2, William Ketle & Eliza : Musgrave.
6, John Edrope & Susanna Roome,

April 16 1 7.
[Date blank] Richarde Simpson & Ag :

Skipper ; at Wapp.
22, Humphrey Mond et Elinor ffrizell.









Christopher Tompson & Alice Carter.
William Goade k Agnes Holland.
May 1 61 7.
John Vaghan et Eliza : Medlicote.
Nicholas Astrooder & Margaret Croutch.
Tho : Pallcoke & Eliza : Mason.
Anthony Cutt & Joane Kirby.

June 1617.
Rich : Beard & Eliza Hurles.
Walter March & Jane Cheevers.
Rich : Waylett & Mary Beers.
John ffenwick & Ellinor Bauden.
Rich : Rowe & Ann Hixson.
Rich : Abbott & Jone Marshall.
Vmphrey James & Jane Wilcokes.
Mathew Murcott et Thomasin Obryn.

July 1617.
Abraham Loe k Katherine Loe.
William Smith k Ann Purchett.
George Rogers k Ann Rumnev.
Moses Newes et Katherine Grindy.
Hillary Turner k Issabell ffells.
William Banister k Eliza : Axley.
Rich : Walker k Donthy Knowles.
Peeter Summers k Margerv Blague.
William Webb & Mary Halfheade.
Peeter Brockl[ejsby & Jane Steventon.

August 16 1 7.
Rich : Marlton et Eliza : Pepper.
John Martin & Agnes Saunders.
Robert Poundsett k Susan Elam.
Joseph King & Alice Shawe.
William Abbott k Mary Styleman.
John Dawson k Alice Chambers.
\sic\ Edward Haynes & Eliza : Merbury.
John Pert & Jone Beard.

September 16 17.
John Midleton k Jone Buckner.
John Wyngod & Dorothy Taylor.
Daniell Broune & Agnes Paybody.
Rich : Gale & Eliza : Bernard.

r5 A'oies and Queries. [Jan.,

26, John Willowby & Jone White.

28, John Hilyard &. Jone Clement.

29, Robert Watson & Jone Hems. 1

October 1617.
3, Henry Gamage & Rose Cage.

5, Rich : Hammon & Amy Churchill.

12, Gregory Cornish & Huldah Braswell.
26, Tho : Willson et Jane Watson.

30, fFrancys Johnson et Mary Pett.

November 161 7.
3, Samuel! Arbery et Margaret Bazill.
3, Stephen Stickings et Kliza : Cooke.

6, John Sawkins et Rebecca Abraham.
6, William fford et Mary Welborne.

9, Hugh ffarrington et Cicilly Lewis.
10, ffrancys Cotterill et Margaret Kinnet.

13, Tho : Bowzy et Eliza : Jefferey.

( To be continued.)


Among the subscribers to the noble bronze statue of Columbus to be erected in the
■Central Park under the auspices of our Society and unveiled by the President of the
United States in October, 1892, are William H. Appleton, John Jacob Astor, William
"Waldorf Astor, August Belmont, James M. Brown, Clarence W. Bovven, George W.
Childs, W. W. Corcoran, Joseph W. Drexel, S. P. Dewey, Roswell P. Flower, Ben-
jamin H. Field, Jay Gould, D. Willis James, Henry G. Marquand, Jose F. de
Navarro, Mrs. Jose F. de Navarro, Alfonso de Navarro, Antonio F. de Navarro,
John V. L. Pruyn, George W. Quintard, J. Meredith Read, Russell Sage, Mrs. Rus-
sell Sage, Mrs. Robert L. Stuart, Frederick D. Thompson, Cornelius Vanderbilt,
Egbert L. Viele, Jas. Grant Wilson, and William C. Whitney. It is proposed
that one hundred and fifty ladies and gentlemen shall subscribe $100 each, to
meet the cost of the statue and granite pedestal, Subscriptions may be sent to the
treasurer, Dr. George H. Butler, No, 23 West 44th Street, New York. A represen-
tation of the beautiful statue of the illustrious discoverer, by Sunol, may be seen in
the Record of July, 1888.

Lieut. Alpheus Robert French, believed to be the last survivor of the Black
Hawk War, and a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars, was buried in Baltimore, Md.,
October 16, 1890. He was born in Chittenango, in this State, November 25, 1806. At
Snow Hill, Md., Mrs. Mary Jane Mills died October 21, 1890, at the great age of 102
years. Her father was killed in the war of 1812 and she distinctly remembered the battle
of North Point, having heard the cannonading, as at that time she was living near
Baltimore. So far as known, the last survivor of that engagement was Chaplain-
General Gleig of the British army, who died in Fngland, July 9, 1888, aged ninety-
two. Admiral Wallis, who received the surrender of the always unfortunate Chesa-
peake in Boston Harbor, June, 1813, if he lives until April 12, will then be one
hundred years old, having been born at Halifax in 1791. Sir Provo was entered on
the books of the British navy in 1795, so that he has actually been in the naval service
for the space of nearly ninety-six years. J- c. w.

An ancient chair in excellent preservation, once the property of Rev. John Beach,
was recently presented to Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in accordance with the
expressed wish of the late Mrs. Johnson, his great-granddaughter. Mr. Beach was

1 8 9 1 . ] Obituaries. e y

a native of Stratford, and a graduate of Yale College in the class of 1721, who, after
officiating for eight years in the Congregational University at Newtown, conformed
to the Church of England, crossed the ocean for ordination, and continued from
1732 to 1782 the missionary of the venerable Society for the Propagation of the Gos-
pel in Newtown and Redding. He was for a long time one of the best known and
most highly-respected of the clergy of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and an
able defender of its principles and polity. j. g. w.

The article on Augustine Herrman has been compiled from an address delivered
at Newark by the president of this Society, May 15, 1890, before the New Jersey His-
torical Society, of which deneral Wilson is an honorary member, and also from an
unfinished paper by Mr. K. H. Kattermann, which recently appeared in the Deutsch
Ainerikaiiichcs Magazine, issued in Cincinnati, Ohio, but now discontinued. For the
portrait and autograph of Herrman, the Record is indebted to the courtesy of the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The country residence of Alexander Hamilton, known as the Grange, has been
renewed and repaired. It is now used as a parsonage for St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, and the cluster of thirteen elm-trees, planted by Hamilton, adjoining his
home at I42d St., near the Tenth Avenue, as symbols of the thirteen States which
ratified the Constitution, have been enclosed by a neat wooden railing to protect
them from any possible injury. j. g. w.

A MEMOIR of Judge William Paterson of the United States Supreme Court, and pre-
viously governor of New Jersey and a member of the United States Senate from that
State, who died in Albany in 1S06, while on a visit to his son-in-law. Gen. Stephen
Van Rensselaer, is now in preparation by the judge's son William Paterson, Esq., of
Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

'' Addresses will be delivered before our Society during the present season by the
Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix, subject, the late " John Jacob Astor ; " by Dr. George Stewart,
Jr., of Quebec, on '' Count Frontenac ; " and by Gen. William S. Stryker, Mr. Philip
R. Voorhees, and Major Asa Bird Gardiner, whose subjects will be announced in our
next number.

In the article on the Vredenborgh family in Record for October, 1890, page 166,
No. 27, " Garrett Van Benschoten " should be " Grietje Van Benschoten." The mis-
take is owing to the writer of the article not having had the proof-sheets for correc-
tion. G. H. V. w.

" ' There goes the greatest General in the Universe,' said a citizen of New York,
as Washington rode up Broadway, followed by his colored servant Billy Lee." — Ne7v
York Journal and Weekly Register, April 30, 17S7.


Hon. Rufus H. King, of Catskill, New York, died there at his home on Broad
Street, September 13, 1890. His ancestry may be traced as follows : Elder Thomas^
King, the founder of the family in New England, was a resident of Scituate, Mass.,
as early as 1634. He was thrice married. By his first wife, Sarah, he had six chil-
dren. He left an interesting will dated 1691. Deacon Thomas- King, second son of
Elder Thomas, born 1645, married (1) Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Clapp, by
whom he had five sons and four daughters. She died in 169S, and the next year he
married (2) Deborah Briggs, who died in 1711. Thomas died the same year, leaving
a will.

Ichabod'^ King, fourth son of Thomas, was born in Scituate in 1680, and died in,

Rochester, Plymouth County, Mass., in 1753. He had three wives, (i) Hannah

(2) Judith, widow of Job Gibbs, and (3) Mary Barlow, and ten children. Ebenezer
King, second son of Ichabod, had, by his first wife, Sarah, three children. Consider'^
King, son of Ebenezer, was born in Freetown, Mass., May 13, 173S, and married Sarah

eg Obituaries. [J^-n.,

Palmer, September i, 1760. lie died March 16, 1786. Reuben^ King, third son of
Consider, was born in Rochester, Mass., March 22, 1765 ; married Elizabeth Frisbee,.
and had eight children. Rufiisi King, the eldest son of Reuben, born June i, 1 791,
in Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York ; married January 6, 1818, Mary,
daughter of Nicholas and Hannah (Sisson) Cornell, and died May 21, 1S21. He
had two children.

Hon. Rtifus^ H. King, the subject of this memoir, was the only son of
Rufus preceding, and was born in Rensselaerville, January 20, 1820. He was a
graduate of the Wesleyan University at Lima, New York, and began the study
of law with an uncle in Michigan, continuing the same with Danforth K. Olney at
Windham, later on with Peter H. Sylvester at Coxsackie. Mr. King was admitted
to the bar in 1845, and began the practice of law at Coxsackie in partnership wUh J.
C. Van Dyke. He was married the same year to Lucia H. Dwight, of Windham,
who survives him. They had no children. In 1847 Mr. King removed to Catskill,
where he entered into partnership with John Adams. Upon the death of Mr. Adams,
Mr. King became associated with Peleg C. Mattoon, and afterward with D. K. and
J. B. Olney. After J. B. OIney's death, the firm became Olney & King, and later on
King & Hallock — Joseph Hallock having taken the place made vacant by the death
of D. K. Olney. This partnership continued until April ig, 1880, when Mr. King
withdrew from the practice of law. He did not cease, however, to take an active
interest in business affairs, and became trustee of a number of large estates. Presi-
dent of the Catskill Savings Bank, and Director in other institutions.

Mr. King was in politics a Whig and afterward a Republican. In 1854 he was
elected to the 34th Congress from his district. In 1S60 he was one of the Presidential
electors of Lincoln and Hamlin. In 1865 he was made President of the Catskill
National Bank, and served for two years. In 1880 he was a delegate to the Republican.
National Convention, and supported the nomination of General Grant for President.
Mr. King was greatly interested in the affairs of his own town, and ever ready to aidi
any plan for its improvement. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and
the funeral services were held there, the Rev. Dr. Johnson, of Cohoes, an old friend of
Mr. King's, with others, conducting the service. The interment was in the village
cemetery. Members of the Greene County bar met at the court house on September
16, to honor Mr. King's memory, and many tributes were paid to his acknowledged
worth. The Trustees of the Catskill Savings Bank and the Directors of the
Tanners' National Bank also passed appropriate resolutions. The particulars of
ceremonies have been preserved in a memorial pamphlet, a copy of which has been
placed in the library of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

R. K.

A STROKE of apoplexy causfed the retirement of John J. Latting from the bar in'
1885, and a second stroke caused his death on Tuesday night, December i6th, at his
home, No. 180 West Seventy-fourth .Street, in this city. Mr. Latting practised law
in New York for over forty years. Born in Latlingtown, Long Island, March 31,.
1819, upon the property, which in 1681 his ancestors purchased from the Matinecock
Indians, and being graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, in the class of 1S38,
he studied law in the office of Francis B. Cutting, and when admitted to the bar entered
into partnership with Caleb S. Woodhull, afterward Mayor of New York. In 1856
he was a member of the firm of Wakeman, Latting & Phelps (Abraham Wakeman
and Edward J. Phelps, ex-Minister to England). Subsequently, upon the retirement
of Mr. Phelps, the firm became Wakeman & Latting. After his retirement in 1885.
Mr. Latting went to Europe for his health, and was apparently much benefited. He
married on June 5, 1849, Harriet A. Emerson, daughter of the Rev. Brown Emer-
son, D.D., of Salem, Mass. They had six children, of whom four survive. The
interment was at Greenwood. Mr. Latting was for many years an active member
of our Society and of the Publication Committee. His funeral was attended by the
President and other members of the Society. j. G. w.

The Rev. Edmund Willoughby .Sewell, A.M., a son of the late Jonathan Sewell,
Chief Justice of the Province of Quebec, and the oldest Church of England clergyman
in Canada, died October 24, 1890, in the City of Quebec, where he was born .Septem-
ber 3, 1800. His education was completed in England; he was for many years connected
with the Quebec Cathedral, and he was proprietor and pastor of the Church of the
Holy Trinity, generally known as " Mr. Sewell's Chapel." He had retired for the
past decade from the active duties of the ministry, j. G. w.

1 89 1.] Book Notices. cq


LATIONS AND Works in the Indian Language of Massachusetts. Extract
from a " Bibliography of the Algonquin Languages." (Ornament.) Washington:
Government Printing Office, 1890. Folio, pp. 58, paper covers.

It would be difficult to find a work exhibiting evidences of more painstaking re-
search than this production of Mr. Wilberforce Eames of the Lenox Library in New
York City, which will from henceforth have a foremost place as a specimen of Ameri-
can bibliography. Whoever desires information in regard to the Indian Bible and
other works in the Indian language, by John Eliot, can refer to its pages for infor-
mation not elsewhere to be found. Fac-similes of the title-pages of the Old and New
Testaments of both editions ; of the first page of the Metrical Psalms ; of the first
page of the Leaf of Rules at the end of the Bible ; of title-pages and leaves of Prim-
ers, and of the Logick Primer ; of liaxter's Call ; of Bishop liaily's Practice of Piety ;
of the Indian Grammar ; and of Shepherd's Sincere Convert are given with wonderful
accuracy. Mr. Bartlett published a list of twenty-seven copies of the Indian Bible in
the Historical Magazine for September, 1S58. Dr. O'Callaghan compiled a list of
twenty-six copies in his work on American Bibles. Mr. Paine enlarged the list in 1S73
to fifty-four copies. Mr. Eames gives an account of ninety-four copies, a i&w of which
are in European libraries. He says : " Further research will bring to light many more
copies." Few and far between must they be to have escaped his narrow search. Let
no one suppose for a moment that his prophecy will lead to any depreciation of prices
for copies which may chance to be off'ered for sale, Dr. Trumbull of Hartford,
Conn., has said that " An interesting paper might be made by bringing together such
fragments of all known copies of Eliot's Bible as could be gathered from the auto-
graph, names, and notes of their former owners." Mr. Eames has given abundant
proof of the truthfulness of this statement. All the information that could be gathered
in regard to present and past ownership, the original and present condition, the prices
fetched, the peculiarities of each and every copy, is here minutely given. Theerrors
in the statements of others, even of that well-nigh infallible historical scholar. Dr.
Trumbull, are modestly pointed out. The work may not contain all the facts which
should have been obtained, because some owners were unable, or unwilling, or ne-
glected to reply to Mr. Eames's inquiries. An interesting and accurate biographical
sketcii of the Indian apostle closes the work. The probable place of his birth, the
date and place of his baptism, and the date of his death, recorded incorrectly in
the inscription on the parish tomb in the graveyard at Roxbury, Mass., are correctly

Genealogia Bedfordiensis ; Being a Collection of Evidences Relating
Chiefly to the Landed Gentry of Bedfordshire, a.d. 1538-1700. Edited,
with notes, by Frederick Augustus Blaydes. London. Printed for the author. 1S90.

This elegant and costly volume, of which only a hundred copies have been printed,
consists of records collected out of parish registers, the bishop's transcripts, early
wills, and monumental inscriptions. Forty-seven parish registers have been searched
and examined. They are, upon the whole, in a fair state of preservation. " Those
well cared for and kept in the more equable temperature of the parsonage study," the
author observes, "are likely to last for all time ; whereas those kept in the damp, stag-
nant atmosphere of our too often, alas ! barred and bolted churches are gradually
but surely decaying." It has not been possible, in all cases, to verify the date when
each register commences, but twenty-one begin in 1538, while one, that of Biggles-
wade, dates only from 1760. The bishop's transcripts, which cover the whole county
of Bedford, date chiefly from 1604. Their utility in supplying the deficiencies in
early registers is very great. They are often found to contain " the data necessary
to complete the links of evidence wanting in many a pedigree, and in some cases they
have been produced in law courts to prove claims to estates and titles." These are
the words of the author again. The early wills, relating to this county, go back as
far as 1496. Abstracts of and references to about Soo wills have been incorporated in
this volume. More than 13,000 extracts from these records have been made. The
object of the author was to collect every scrap of evidence relating to the families.

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whose pedigrees are entered in the visitations of Bedfordshire. He has added, how-
ever, evidences relating to families of other counties, to citizens of London, and to
the clergy, "anything in fact likely to prove useful to the genealogist."

Capt. Francis Champernowne, The Dutch Conquest of Acadie, and
Other Historical Papers. By Charles Wesley Tuttle, Esq., Ph.D. Edited by
Albert Harrison Hoyt, A.M. With a memoir of the author, by John Ward Dean,
A.M. Boston : John Wilson & Son, i8go. 300 copies.

This is a collection of some of the more important unpublished papers left by Mr.
Tuttle at the time of his death in 1S81. The memoir by Mr. Dean gives an interest-
ing account of the author, who found time, in the midst of his labors as an astronomer
in Harvard University, and afterwards as a lawyer at Newburyport, for historical
studies, to which, indeed, in the latter part of his life, he devoted himself with great
zeal and energy. His principal work, " The Founders of New Hampshire,' he left
unfinished. In fact, he wrote no great historical work, unless his " Life of Capt.
John Mason " can be so considered. He published, however, in the New England
Historical and Genealogical Register many important articles, a list of which is given
in the present volume (p. 33). Lists of his contributions to the publications of various
learned societies were left by him in manuscript and are to be deposited with the New
England Historic Genealogical Society and with the Massachusetts Historical Society.
" Mr. Tuttle's contributions to historical literature,*' we are told by his biographer,
" are of great value. Their trustworthiness is a marked characteristic. His re-
searches were thorough and unremitting. He expressed his ideas with clearness and
perspicuity, and yet with beauty and grace." ,

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New
York. Marriages from December ii, 1639, to August 26, 1801. Edited, with
an Introduction, by Samuel S. Purple, M.D. With illustrations. New York.
Printed for the Society. iSgo.

This noble octavo forms the first volume of the collections of the New York
Genealogical and Biographical Society, and it will soon be followed by two others
containing the baptisms during the same period. It is unnecessary to speak of the
great value of this important publication, the edition of which is limited to one hun-
dred numbered copies. No large library in the country should be without it, and to
old Knickerbocker families it will be invaluable. The volume before us has been
•carefully edited by Dr. Purple, one of the vice-presidents of tlie Society, who has con-
tributed an admirable historical introduction and an exhaustive index of names. It
contains an interesting /ar-j-zw?'/^' of the first manuscript page of the marriage records,
and an excellent engraving of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, a former member of the
Society, to whom the volume is very appropriately dedicated. j. G. w.

History of the American Episcopal Church from the Planting of the
Colonies to the End of the Civil War. By S. D. McConnell, D.D., Rector
of St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia, i vol., i2mo, pp. 392. New York: Thomas
Whittaker. 1890.

In this well-printed volume the author has given a clear and concise account of the
American Protestant Episcopal Church, which it would seem that no member of that
important religious body could read without advantage. The interest in the story,
which covers a period of two and a half centuries, never flags, and could not possibly
be related in a more interesting and accurate manner. The surprising thing about
this valuable volume is, that the world .should have waited so long for such a compila-
tion as Dr. McConnell has now given us. The statement on page 69 that Peter
Minuit landed with his colony at Wilmington in 1737 is perhaps a typographical error.
It should be a hundred years earlier. That Christ Church, Philadelphia, was built in
1600, as stated on page 81, is of course a mistake. Jilt was erected a century later.

J. g. w.

Richard Henry Dana. A Biography. By Charles Francis Adams. 2 vols.,
i2mo, pp. 378-436. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.

It may be questioned if, during the year 1890, any better or brighter piece of
American biography appeared from the press than Mr. Adams's account of Richard
Henry Dana. The work could not have been intrusted to a more competent person,
for the biographer had been a law student in his subject's office, and a life-long friend,

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so that he knew Mr. Dana as well, perliaps, as he was known to anyone beyond his
immediate family circle. This appreciative and charming stoiy of the career of an
eminent lawyer, accomplished gentleman, and the author of " Two Years before the
Mast," cannot fail to attract a wide circle of admiring readers. Two excellent steel
portraits accompany the tasteful and well printed volumes. J. G. \v.

A Copy of the Registers of the Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials at
Church of St. George, in the Parish of Wilton, in the County of Somer-
set, FROM A.D. 1558 to A.D. 1837. Transcribed by Joseph Houghton Spencer.
Taunton: Barnicott & Son, 1890.

The value of original records to local historians and genealogi.sts is great ; and, as

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