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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 6 2 Browse Search
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of the Church, and Steward of Harvard College. In 1636 he was licensed by the General Court, to keep a house of entertainment, being apparently the first in Camb. who received such license. His wife was Isabel; but they left no posterity. Chester, Mrs., owned land in Camb. 1635. She was sister of Rev. Thomas Hooker, and was probably the widow Dorothy Chester, who settled at Weathersfield, Conn., and whose son, Leonard Chester, is said by Hinman to have been the father and ancestor of thwidow Dorothy Chester, who settled at Weathersfield, Conn., and whose son, Leonard Chester, is said by Hinman to have been the father and ancestor of the Chester family; and to have died when young, under forty years of age, in 1648. His children at Weathersfield were John, b. 3 Aug. 1635; Dorcas, b. Nov. 1637; Stephen, b. Mar. 3 1639; Mary, b. Jan. 1641; Prudence, b. Feb. 1643; Eunice, b. Jan. 1645; Mercy, b. Feb. 1647. Hinman. Of these children, Dorcas m. Rev. Samuel Whiting of Billerica 12 Nov. 1656; Prudence m. Mr. Thomas Russell of Chs. 30 Dec. 1669; Eunice m. Richard Sprague of Chs. 25 Feb. 1672-3; Mercy d. in Chs. 15 Sept. 1669. Mary
of the Church, and Steward of Harvard College. In 1636 he was licensed by the General Court, to keep a house of entertainment, being apparently the first in Camb. who received such license. His wife was Isabel; but they left no posterity. Chester, Mrs., owned land in Camb. 1635. She was sister of Rev. Thomas Hooker, and was probably the widow Dorothy Chester, who settled at Weathersfield, Conn., and whose son, Leonard Chester, is said by Hinman to have been the father and ancestor of thwidow Dorothy Chester, who settled at Weathersfield, Conn., and whose son, Leonard Chester, is said by Hinman to have been the father and ancestor of the Chester family; and to have died when young, under forty years of age, in 1648. His children at Weathersfield were John, b. 3 Aug. 1635; Dorcas, b. Nov. 1637; Stephen, b. Mar. 3 1639; Mary, b. Jan. 1641; Prudence, b. Feb. 1643; Eunice, b. Jan. 1645; Mercy, b. Feb. 1647. Hinman. Of these children, Dorcas m. Rev. Samuel Whiting of Billerica 12 Nov. 1656; Prudence m. Mr. Thomas Russell of Chs. 30 Dec. 1669; Eunice m. Richard Sprague of Chs. 25 Feb. 1672-3; Mercy d. in Chs. 15 Sept. 1669. Mary