ed, acknowledged the justice of their sentence, and died very penitent.
After execution, the body of Mark was brought down to Charlestown Common, and hanged in chains on a gibbet erected there for that purpose.
Dr. Increase Mather, in his diary, printed in the first volume of the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, page 320, says that on the 22d of September, 1681, there were three persons executed in Boston,—an Englishman for a rape; a negro man for burning a house at Northampton; and a negro woman who burnt two houses at Roxbury, July 12, in one of which a child was burnt to death.
The negro woman was burnt to death, —the first that has suffered such a death in New England.
It is devoutly to be hoped that the woman who thus expiated her crime at Cambridge, in 1755, was the last that has suffered such a death in New England.
Ye have the poor with you always; and the judicious relief of their wants is an important but often a very perplexing duty.
p. 29 Aug. 1742, d. young; Sarah, b. 26 Feb. 1743-4, m. Dr. Ebenezer Hunt of Northampton, 5 Nov. 1772; Eunice, b. 22 Mar. 1744-5, d. unm.
10 Jan. 1797; Ebenezer, b.858, aged 74.
20. Samuel (a descendant from Aaron Cooke of Dorchester and Northampton), b. in Hadley 1708, grad.
H. C. 1735, ordained at Menotomy, 12 Sept. 1739,an Way; Sarah, bap. 15 Ap. 1744, m. William Colson 21 Oct. 1779, and rem. to Northampton; Torrey, bap. 6 Ap. 1746; Ebenezer, bap. 10 Sept. 1749, was a brick-layer, a m. Howard; Joseph Stacy, b. 9 Feb. 1745, grad.
H. C. 1762, was ordained at Northampton, N. H., 11 Feb. 1767, removed to Boston about 1774, and d. at Middlebury, Vt, the first minister of Southampton, Mass., of whom Sylvester Judd, Esq., of Northampton, a diligent and accurate antiquarian, was grandson.
Kelsey, Williamn before 1642. Simon Sackett of Springfield, about 1654, and John Sackett of Northampton, in 1660, were sons of Simon and Isabel of Cambridge.
Saltonstall, Sir Ri
ug. 1737, d. young; Mary, bap. 12 July 1741, d. unmarried—June 1828, a. 87, and is well remembered by very many; her res. was on the south side of the Common near Appian Way; Sarah, bap. 15 Ap. 1744, m. William Colson 21 Oct. 1779, and rem. to Northampton; Torrey, bap. 6 Ap. 1746; Ebenezer, bap. 10 Sept. 1749, was a brick-layer, and died in Boston 1796; Belcher, bap. 24 Feb. 1754, was a harness maker, and d. in Roxbury 1813; his son, of the same name and occupation, now res. in Cambridge.
9.ibah, b. 1 Ap. 1737, m. Alexander Sampson 1754; Samuel, b. 1 Aug. 1738; Hannah, b. 20 July 1740, m. Caleb Aspinwall 1763, and Stephen Winchester; Mary, b. 1 Dec. 1742, m. Howard; Joseph Stacy, b. 9 Feb. 1745, grad.
H. C. 1762, was ordained at Northampton, N. H., 11 Feb. 1767, removed to Boston about 1774, and d. at Middlebury, Vt., 30 June 1807; Stephen, b. 29 Jan. 1747; Daniel, b. 12 May 1749; Thomas, b. 12 July 1751; Aaron, b. 2 May 1754, grad.
H. C. 1780, and was a physician; John, b. 28