of Names Found Among the First Settlers of New England.
Volume I, April 1847
Those names which are starred are not contained in Farmer's
Genealogical Register, and concerning those which are not
starred, additional facts are related. The article is prepared
entirely from unpublished manuscripts, by Mr. S. G. Drake.
Adams, Samuel, Chelmsford, authorized
to solemnize marriages there, 1664.
Allen, Bozoun, Boston, constable.
Allin, Onesiphorus,* Ipswich, 1679.
Allyme, Thomas,* Barnstable, 1644, a
witness to a sale of land by the Indian Seacunk.
Andrews, Thomas,* and Thomas Jr.,*
Angier, Andrew, first inhabitant at
Dunston, Me. - Arthur, born about 1625.
Annable, Anthony, Barnstable, 1644.
Archaed, Samuel,* church member,
Ardell, Richard* Boston, merchant,
Atwood, John,* ensign, Boston, juror,
Avery, William* and Jonathan* members
of the church, Dedham, 1677.
Baxter, Daniel, Salem, 1638. Carried
the charter of R. Island from Boston to Newport, 1663. [Farmer's
Bentley, William,* came to New England
in the ship Arabella, Richard Sprague master; sailed from
Gravesend, May 27,1671.
Bezbeane, John, * Woburn, 1677.
Berry, Richard,* Medford, 1636.
Blake, Francis* Dorchester, 1664. -
William,* - James, a. 24 in 1677.
Blowers, John, a. 36 in 1663, a lessee
of an island in Boston harbor for seven years.
Bott, Isaac,* Boston, 1675.
Bradley, William,* Dorchester, 1664.
Broughton, Thomas, Boston, 1655,
petitions general court against imposing duties on importations.
Bull, William, Charlestown, 1638,
heard Squaw Sachem say then, that she had given all her lands to
Mr. Gibbons; was 43 years of age in 1662.
Capen, Barnard, witnesses the Indian
deed of Dorchester, 1671; Samuel,* also a witness to the same.
Carpenter, William, Hingham, 1641,
witnessed, and seems to have drawn the deed of a tract of land
there from the Indians "to John Tower the elder." His autograph,
and the instrument to which it is attached, are a most elegant
specimen of the chirography of that age.
Cheever, Ezekiel, married the widow of
Capt. Lothrop, who was killed in Sudbury fight, before May 19,
Child, Richard,* Watertown, juror.
Church, Garrett, Watertown, 1636, aged
51 in 1662. - Richard, Plymouth, 1631 ; went there from
Clarke, Jonas, constable of Cambridge,
1680. - Theodore* York, 1663.
Clay, Nathaniel,* Dorchester, 1664.
Cobb, Henry, Barnstable, 1644.
Cook, George, Colonel, &c, Cambridge,
Ms., in which place and vicinity he had large possessions;
returned to England in or about the beginning of the Civil War,
in which he took a part, went into Ireland, where he was killed
in 1652. He was twice married, and left by one of his wives, two
daughters: 1. Mary, m. to "her mother's younger brother," Mr.
Samuel Annesley, 1681. In 1669 she resided at Martins in the
Fields, London; in 1691 she resided with her husband in the city
of Westminster. 2. Elizabeth, m. 1st, Rev. John Quick, of St.
Giles. Cripple Gate, London, and perhaps, 2ndly, Joseph
Crispe, Benjamin, "Misticke als
Curwin, George, Salem, 1682, aged 70 ;
went there near 44 years before.
Cushin, Jeremiah* Boston, juror, 1680.
Davis, Lawrence,* York, 1663.
Dinsdale, William, aged 47 in 1663.
Hired an island of John Leverett, in Boston harbor, for seven
Doggett, John, Hingham, 1662, where he
witnessed an Indian deed.
Durgie, William,* came to Ipswich,
Nov. 9, 1663, and was then 33 years old. Had been in the W.
Indies, and came here from thence. Wife, Martha. Perhaps this
name is that since written Durgin.
Edgecombe, Miles* a. 25, 1676. Was at
"Black Point the day and time when nine of Winterharbor men were
fighting with the Indians upon the sands opposite to the said
Eedy, John,* Plymouth, left there to
reside in Massachusetts, before Feb., 1632.
Euers, Mathias * Dorchester, 1664.
Everett, John, Chelmsford, 1604, where
he is authorized to unite people in marriage.
Foote, Pasco, Salem church. 1640.
Foster, James,* Dorchester, constable,
Fox. Thomas, Ms., about 52 in 1659,
Foxwell, Richard, Dunston, Me , 1654.
Franklin, Benjamin, Boston, before
1678, wife, Katherine.
Friend, John, Salem, church member,
Goddard, Giles,* Boston, 1679, had
wife and servants.
Gray, John,* buys Nantasket of the
Greenleafe, Enoch* Boston, saddler,
Greenough, Robert,* Rowley, 1701.
Green, John, Cambridge, juror, 1680.
Harrod, Thomas,* Boston, juror, 1680.
Hews, Jeremiah,* Dorchester, 1664. -
Hauxworth, Thomas,* Salisbury. Had a
daughter married to Onesiphorus Page. His widow was living
Hayden, Samuel,* Dorchester or
Hills, Joseph, Medford, a. 60 in 1662.
Capt. James,* [Hill] grand juror, Boston, 1686
Hoar, William* Boston, baker, 1679.
Hodman, John, Dorchester, 1679, born
Hood, Jeremiah * Massachusetts, 1676.
Hopin, Steven,* born 1626, Dorchester,
in Capt. Roger Clapp's employ, 1642. Witness to Indian deed of
Dorchester, (8:4: 1649.)
Houghton, Ralph, Lancaster, 1676,
where he was constable, collector of taxes, treasurer, &c. There
were at the same place in 1703, Henry, Jonas, Robert, John, Sen
, John, Jr., Joseph and Jacob.
Howard, Jacob,* Dorchester, 1664.
Hudson, William, lived at "Wading
River" in 1670, "where King Philip and Squamaug (brother of
Josias deceased) met to settle the bounds between them, which
had for some time been in dispute.
Johnson, Edward, a. 60 in 1660, at
which time he gives evidence about land in Charlestown. Francis,
Marblehead, 1660, nephew of Mr. Christopher Coulson, a merchant
adventurer of London.
Joyliffe, John, Boston, will dated
1699-1700. Had a brother, Dr. George Joyliffe, in England ;
sisters, Dorothy Cane, in England, Martha Cook, in England,
Rebecca Wolcott, Margaret Drake, and Mary Biss, "sometime wife
of James Biss of Shepton Mallet, in the county of Somerset,"
Key, Joshua,* probably married a
daughter of Capt. Thomas Lothrop, who was killed by the Indians
in 1675. as his children received a legacy out of Lothrop's
King, Thomas, was an inhabitant of
Knight, Walter, aged 66 in 1653, at
which time he was at Boston. The same person was at Nantasket in
1622. John, Charlestown, juror in the witch trials, 1680.
Latham, Cary, was born in 1612;
Lawrence, Thomas, Hingham, 1661.
Loephelin, Peter,* Frenchman, Boston.
Leach, Richard, Salem, a. 60 in 1678,
leased a farm of Gov. Endecott, 1657.
Long, Robert, Marblehead, a. 70 in
Lothrop, Capt. Thomas: his widow
married Joseph Grafton, before May 19, 1680. After her decease,
the property left her by Lothrop was ordered by court to the
wife of Ezekiel Chever, and her issue, heirs of Capt. Lothrop.
It is also ordered Mrs. Grafton to pay to the children of Joshua
Lyon, Peter, Dorchester, 1664.
Marriner, Andrew * Boston, 1693,
Mather, Timothy, Dorchester, 1667.
Mayhew, Thomas, hired a farm in
Mellen, John * Charlestown, where he
died before 1695.
Middlecott, Mr. [Richard?] Boston,
juror at trials for witchcraft, 1680.
Mokall, James,* b. 1660,
Morse, William, Newbury; wife,
Elizabeth, accused of practicing witchcraft, finally acquitted
at Boston, 1680.
Mose, John, Watertown, 1680,
Mott, Nathaniel, a. 19, or there
about, in 1681.
Naramore, Thomas,* Dorchester, 1664.
Persons of this name are in N. Hampshire at this time
Neighbor, James * Massachusetts, 1662.
Odiorne, John and Phill., Portsmouth,
N. H., 1657, subscribed toward the support of public worship.
Page, Onesiphorus,* Salisbury, 1667,
married daughter of Thomas Hauxworth [Hawksworth].
Parsons, Mark,* Sagadahock, 1665.
Pateshall, Robert* Boston, 1655,
petitions General Court against duties on importations.
Peaslee, Joseph, went to Haverhill
Philips, John,* Massachusetts, 1630,
styled servant, went to Plymouth, 1631.
Pole, William* Dorchester, 1649. The
name is since written Pool.
Pray, Ephraim * born 1661, Dorchester,
Rainsford, Samuel,* Boston, killed
with Capt. Turner, at Pawtucket, in Philip's war, leaving no
relative in the country.
Rice, Henry, Charlestown. juror, 1662.
Richard, Gyles * Sen., Massachusetts,
Robbins, Richard, juror at trials for
Root, Thomas, Lynn, 1674, where he
attempted to gather a church.
Ryall, Joseph,* Charlestown,
Saunders, Martin* born 1630, Boston,
Seale, Ephraim,* Lieutenant, Boston,
Seares, John,* Boston, Lieutenant,
Sewall, Henry, was residing at
Manchester, Lancaster co., Eng, in 1623, only son of Henry
Sewall, who came to N. England with his family, and settled in
Sherburne, George, b. 1602,
Portsmouth, 1650, m. Rebecca, dau. Ambrose Gibbins, and had
children, Samuel, Elizabeth, m. Tobias Lear, Mary, Henry, John,
Ambrose, Sarah, and Rebecca. [Farmer's MS.]
Sibly, John, church member, Salem,
Smith, John,* Barnstable, 1644.
Sprague, Samuel,* Charlestown, 1695.
Stileman, Elias, Boston, constable,
Stone, John * Watertown, juror, 1680.
Studson, Robert,* one of the
commissioners for settling the bounds between Plymouth and
Sumner, William,* Dorchester, 1670.
Swain, John ,* Salisbury, b. 1633,
Nantucket, 1703. A Lieutenant Swain had been under Major
Appleton against the Indians at Narraganset, in 1675. He was
afterwards a captain.
Tayler, John* Shipcot, [Sheepscot,]
Thayer, Richard, Massachusetts, went
to England, and returned in 1679.
Tinkham, Ephraim, Massachusetts, 1666,
at which time he was a witness to the sale of lands to Richard
Thayer of Braintree, by the Indian chief Josias. He attests to
it in 1678.
Tower, John, Hingham, buys a large
tract of land of several Indians in that place; deed dated June
17, 1641. In an endorsement on said deed, (made by Ri:
Bellingham, 19: 1: 1662-3,) John Tower is called senior. But in
the Tower Genealogical Tree there are assigned as the children
of John Tower of Hingham, (1637) only Ambrose, Benjamin,
Jonathan, Hannah, and Jeremiah.
Travis, Daniel,* "chiefe gunner in y e
town of Boston, to salute shipps and look after y e artillery,"
at £5 per an-num, 1680.
Wait, John, Charlestown, juror, 1662,
[spelt Wayte,] Boston, juror at the trials for witchcraft, 1680.
Richard, Boston, a. 82 in 1678. He was marshal. Richard,
Springfield, 1680, wounded by Indians, Oct. 5, 1675.
Wales, John,* and John, Jr.,*
Walker, Robert, Boston, aged 72 in
1679. He came from Manchester, Eng., where he was living in
Way, Richard, Lieutenant, Boston,
juror, 1680. Henry, Dorchester, 1664.
Webb, Thomas, came to N. England in
1671, in the ship Arabella, Capt. Richard Sprague, which sailed
from Gravesend May 27.
Whittingham, Richard * Charlestown,
1693 ; had been in England in 1691.
Willey, Edward* Boston. juror, 1686.
Williams, William, *Boston, 1675,
wife, Johanna; was pressed to go against the Indians in Philip's
war, and was killed at Medfield, leaving "four small children."
Willis, Lawrence* Barnstable, 1644.
Winsor, Joshua,* Boston, constable,
Wiswall, John, Dorchester, witnesses a
new deed of the town, (8:4: 1649,) made "because ye old deed was
something, decayed with ill keeping."
Source: The New England Historical & Genealogical Register,
Published Quarterly Under The Direction Of The New England
Historic, Genealogical Society, Rev. William Cogswell, D. D.,
Editor. Volume I., Boston, Samuel G. Drake, Publisher, 1847,
Coolidge & Wiley, Printers, 12 Water Street, Boston.