A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: S-Z

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Little, Brown, 1862 - New England
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Page 273 - ... Rev. Charles Chauncy, then living at Scituate. He married, n May, 1643, Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Ralph Partridge, of Duxbury; and became minister of the church at Weymouth, 2 January, 1644/5, where he labored for twenty years. "His good sense," says Savage in his curiously abbreviated words, "unit, with a general acquaint, in science of that day, acquir. for him great reput. as a physician, and to complete his honors, Mather wh. always loves an exaggera. makes him compose a Hebrew Lexicon,...
Page 257 - ... and, in 1701, another grant, of ten acres, with the condition annexed, that he should support "old Father Churchill " for life. This land was situated in Sandy Bay, near Davison's Run. He died about 1732; leaving an estate of 399, and the following children : William ; John ; Elizabeth, born in 1691 ; Honour, 1693 ; Richard, 1695 ; Joseph, 1698 ; Benjamin, 1700; Caleb, 1703; Samuel, 1706; and Sarah, 1716. WILLIAM married Elizabeth Felt in 1708, and had several children ; but none of the name...
Page 189 - Being last night at the Exchandge, I enquired what ship-carpenters Mr. Winthrop, the Governor, had with him in New England : when I was informed by Mr. Aldersey, the lord-keeper's brother-in-law, and Mr. Cradock, that the Governor hath with him one William Stephens, a shipwright ; soe able a man, as they believe there is hardly such an other to be found in this kingdom.
Page 102 - WALTER, Boston, by w. Mary, wh. join. our ch. 23 May 1647, had Mary, b. 19 Nov. 1640; Eliz. 23 June 1642, d. soon ; John, 10 July 1643 ; and on Sunday aft. the adm. of his w. had bapt. Mary, John, and Stephen, the last " being 1 yr. 6 mos. and a. 18 days old/
Page 182 - Winthrop, i. 1s9, ed. 1853. woman. like a fish, part like a bird, part like a beast, and had no neck : it had scales, claws, and horns. These three persons had the sentence of death pronounced against them by the General Court, then sitting ; and well they deserved it. Most of the godly have cause to rejoice, and bless the Lord that strengthens our magistrates and deputies to bear witness against such blasphemers.
Page 338 - HENRY, Sandwich, by w. Martha, had, as the Friend's rec. at Newport tells, Abraham, b. 30 Oct. 1653 ; John, 18 Aug. 1656; Martha, 14 July 1659; Hannah, 25 July 1662; James, 16 Mar. 1666 ; Mary, 16 Aug. 1668 ; and Sarah, 20 Sept. 1674. Mary m. 9 May 1690, Samuel Perry of Kingstown. But the Perry geneal. calls Tucker -of Dartmouth ; and certain. Abraham and John, prob. his s. were proprs. of D.
Page 633 - WicklifTe, born not far from 1492. His son JOHN braved the dangers of the same profession and faith, as also did John the third, John the fourth, and John the fifth, in regular succession. The last named, was the much esteemed Pastor of a Puritan Church in Stanton, Wiltshire, Eng.
Page 42 - Loud of three parcels of land, which was put on record three days after, yet no more is ever told of him. Curiosity to a high pitch naturally is felt on two points in this case, when did he come to our country, and what did he do after signing this rare name ? One Adrian Scrope we know had been executed in London, 17 Oct.
Page 226 - ... modern origin of these improb. tradit. I presume that, as the ancest. was at Windsor, within twelve yrs. of its settlem. and a s. of his m. a Warham, and as Ford rem. with W. to Windsor the story spread grad. that he had come from Eng. to Dorchester, with W. and accomp. him to his next home in Conn. but the reporters did not consider two points, that many people were of Dorchester, wh. did not come with Warham, and many of Windsor, wh. did not come from Dorchester. In McClure's acco.
Page 243 - ... her courage exceeding her stature, with much cheerfulness did undergo all the difficulties of those times of straits, her God through faith in Christ supplying all wants, with great industry nurturing up her young children in the fear of the Lord ; their number being ten,* both sons and daughters ; a certain sign of the Lord's intent to people this vast wilderness.

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