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pay £ 15 into the Country Treasury, for and towards the charges the Court have been at, upon his trial. 5. That the said Betts be bound to the good behavior, for one whole year, in the sum of ten pounds. Bittlestone, Thomas (elsewhere written Bittleston, Bicklestone and Beetlestone), d. here 23 Nov. 1640, owning house and land east of North Avenue, which was in possession of his wid. Elizabeth, in 1642. By will, dated 3 Nov. 1640, he bequeathed £ 150 to his dau. Elizabeth, £ 5 to Mr. Thomas Shepard, £ 1 to Mr. Foordham (prob. Rev. Robert Fordham, who settled at South Hampton, Long Island, 1648, and d. 1674) and the remainder to his w. Elizabeth. His boy, John Swan, was enjoined to serve the w. five years and was then to receive £ 5. Mr. Bittlestone was prob. from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, as he ordered, in case his w. and dau. should both decease without legal heirs, his estate should be divided, one third to his natural kindred in Old England, one third to the Church in Camb., and
; Representative or Deputy to the General Court from 1654 to 1670. He was Deacon of the church before the death of Rev. Thos. Shepard, who appointed him as one of the executors of his will, in 1649. His residence was on the easterly side of Holyoke Mary, m. James Leah 21 July 1768. Cook (or Cooke), George, came to New England in 1635 in the same vessel with Rev. Thomas Shepard. He was then twenty-five years of age. He and his brother, Joseph Cook, were registered as servants to Roger Harld them the more easily to leave England. Such a disguise, at that period, was frequently adopted by prominent men; even Shepard embarked under a fictitious name and character, being styled John Shepperd, husbandman. Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XXVIII. Company in the absence of the Captain, and till the Court shall take further orders. He was the friend and patron of Mr. Shepard in England, and is affectionately noticed in his autobiography. He went to England in 1658, and in 1665 was residing
Joseph Rocke of Boston, and d. 13 Sept. 1713, a. 80. On the death of his father, he was placed under the care of Rev. Thomas Shepard, and he well improved his advantages. Having graduated at the early age of seventeen, he devoted himself diligentwith all my heart all that part 1 have in the Garden unto the fellowes of Harvard College, for ever. 2. I doe give to Mrs. Shepard my diaper table cloath and napkins which were not yet made up. 3. I doe give my 3 silver spoones, the one to David Du 9. I give 20s in mony which once I had and lavd out for the Colledge, and is to be payd by it in money againe unto Mr. Thomas Shepard. 10. I give unto John Glover my lookinge glasse. 11. I give to Elder ffrost foure pound. Those before whom he spake these things were Mr. Tho. Shepard, Mrs. Day. Deposed the 30th 8th mo. 1649. In-Crease Nowell.—Middlesex Deeds, i. 2. to have been a printer; he was also Steward of Harvard College, as appears by the following memorandum in the Records of the C
of Kirkland Street, extending from Divinity Hall Avenue to and beyond Francis Avenue, which estate remained in possession of his posterity until at very recent period the was reputed to be rich in Faith, and manifestly enjoyed the confidence of Shepard and his Church. Yet he had trial of earthy poverty; and while his associate, Elder Champney, added acre to acre and became one of the largest. landholders in town he possessed little besides his homestead, and his pressing wants were relieved . 17 Aug. 1691, and he m. Hannah——;19 July 1742, he married a third wife; the record, as made by Dr. Appleton, is, Joshua Fuller in 88th year, and Mary Dana in 75th year. His children, recorded here, were Elizabeth, b. 22 Jan. 1679-80, m. lsaac Shepard of Medford 31 Dec. 1702; Hannah, b. 8 July 1682; Experience,b. 5 Nov. 1685, m. Thomas Miller of Newton 23 Mar. 1709-10; Merey, , b. 11 Mar. 1688-9, m. Aaron Cady 23 Mar. 1709-10; Pris- cilia, b. 25 Oct. 1700; Ruth, b. 14 Nov. 1702. Joshua the f
to widow Gurling. It is not known whether any children survived. Mr. Girling was probably the same who was Master of the ship Hope of Ipswich, in 1634, in which Shepard embarked, with his friends, for New England, but was driven back, and narrowly escaped destruction. Shepard says, The master of it, a very able seaman, was Mr. GShepard says, The master of it, a very able seaman, was Mr. Gurling, who professed much love to me, who had got this ship, of 400 tons, from the Danes, and, as some report, it was by some fraud. But he denied it; and being a man very loving and full of fair promises of going at the time appointed, and an able seaman, hence we resolved to adventure that time, though dangerous in regard of tharmer, res. on the southerly side of North Avenue, near Cedar Street, and was killed on the Fitchburg Railroad track, 3 Feb. 1853. Goffe, Edward, embarked with Shepard in 1634, for New England and narrowly escaped shipwreck. The next year, he was more successful, and arrived safely, with his wife and two (or three) children. H
, arrived in New England 3 Sept. 1633, and settled at Camb. He rein. to Hartford July 1636, and d. there 7 July 1647, a. 61. In his will, dated 7 July 1647, he named his w. Susanna, sons John and Samuel, and dau.,Joanna, deceased (w. of Rev. Thomas Shepard); Mary, deceased (w. of Rev. Roger Newton); and Sarah, who afterwards m. Rev. John Wilson, Jr., of Medfield. The character of Mr. Hooker has deservedly been held in reverence in New England He was considered one of the most able theologia with Mr. Hooker's equal, either for preaching or for disputing. (Mather's Mag.) While in Camb. he res. on the northerly side of Harvard Street, nearly opposite to Holyoke Street, on the site afterwards owned and occupied successively by Rev. Thomas Shepard, Rev. Jonathan Mitchell, President Leverett, and the Professors Wigglesworth, father and son; the westerly end of Boylston Hall stands on the Hooker house-lot. 2. Samuel, s. of Thomas (1), supposed to have been b. in Camb. 1635, grad.
. Nov. 1639; Joseph. He res. on the westerly side of Ash Street. He sold his house and seven acres of land about 1646, and rem. to New London, where he had Elizabeth, Jane, Lydia, and Hannah. He d. 1685. 2. Robert, res. in the family of Rev. Thomas Shepard two years, previous to 12 Nov. 1646. He afterwards rem. to Bridgewater, where he had a family. Lawton, John (otherwise written Lorton), by w. Mary, had John, b. 10 Jan. 1691. Leverett, John, son of Hudson, grandson of Governor John, his hand out of his pocket, which is taken notice of; and indeed is ruler of the Town as well as College. Pres. Leverett res. on the northerly side of Harvard Street, nearly opposite to Holyoke Street, which was the former residence of Hooker, Shepard, and Mitchell, and afterwards of the Professors Wigglesworth; connected with his homestead were about seven acres of land, now the property of Harvard College. He m. 25 Nov. 1697 Margaret, dau. of President Rogers, granddau. of Gen. Daniel Den
reaching at Hartford 24 June 1649, where he was desired to remain. He returned however and preached here, 12 Aug. 1649. On the 25th day of the same month, Rev. Thomas Shepard died, and Mr. Mitchell was invited to become his successor; which invitation he accepted, and was ordained 21 Aug. 1650. During the same year he was also een of his day; and his early death, which occurred 9 July 1668, at the age of 43 years, was a subject of general and bitter lamentation. Mr. Mitchell succeeded Mr. Shepard in more than one respect. On the 19th of Nov. 1650, he m. Margaret, the wid. of Mr. Shepard, and purchased the homestead 9 Oct. 1651, consisting of a house on Mr. Shepard, and purchased the homestead 9 Oct. 1651, consisting of a house on Harvard Street, opposite Holyoke Street, with seven acres of land, now owned by Harvard College. His children, by his w. Margaret, were Margaret, b. 26 Feb. 1652, d. 24 July 1654; Nathaniel, b. 4 Mar. 1655-6, killed by a fall from a horse, 15 July 1673; John, b. 16 Mar. 1657-8, d. 29 Oct. 1659; Samuel, b. 14 Oct. 1660, grad. H. C
net; 2d, Penelope, who m. Joseph Cowley of Wolverhampton, England, whose dau. Henrietta m. Admiral Jahleel Brenton, a native of Newport, R. I. 4. Thomas, s. of Edward (2), had w. Abigail; but whether he had children is not ascertained. Phillips, John, a clergyman, came from England in 1638, and dwelt a short time at Salem. He had several invitations to settle, but was undecided which to accept. In 1639 he removed here, as it would seem for the purpose of becoming a colleague with Mr. Shepard. The Church paid the expense of his removal, and fitted up a house of Mr. Pelham for his use. He remained here about a year, during which time he erected a house on the northerly side of Kirkland Street, afterwards the homestead of Deputy-gov. Danforth and the Foxcrofts. His connection with this Church, however, was not permanent, and he was not called to office. In 1640 he removed to Dedham, and united with the Church, preparatory to taking office there. But this intention, like the
, b. 26 Ap. 1683, d. 27 July 1684; Anna, b. 30 Jan. 1685, m.——Smith. His w. Anna m. for a third husband, Mr. Samuel Hayman 16 June 1686, and d. Aug. 1717, on the 20th day of which month she was buried in the tomb which she had caused to be erected for Mr. Shepard. Sherborne, Elizabeth (otherwise written Sherbone and Sherbole) about 1639 bought a house and lot at the S. W. corner of Brighton and Winthrop streets, where she res. in 1642. She was prob. the same person who sheltered Rev. Thomas Shepard and his family in 1635, while seeking concealment in London, previous to his embarkation for New England. An Inventory of her estate was presented by Edward Mitchelson 6 Ap. 1652. Sill, John (otherwise written Scill, Syll, and Scyll), about 1638, bought a house and lot at the S. E. corner of Eliot and Winthrop streets. By his w. Joanna, he had Elizabeth, b. about 1637, m. Zechariah Hicks 28 Oct. 1652, and d. 12 Sept. 1730, a. 93; Joseph, b. about 1639. John the f. was living in
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