(otherwise written Lamsonn, Lambson
, and Lampsone), was a Selectman 1636, and res. at the N. E. corner of Holmes Place. He d. about 1640; his w. had prob.
By a nuncupative will, he ordered that his estate should be equally divided among his five children, whom he commended to the care of his friends, during their minority, to wit: ‘My daughter Mary
to my brother Sparahak; to my brother Isaack, my daughter Sarah
; my son Barnabey
to my brother Parish; my daughter Matha
to my brother Stone; my son Joseph
to my brother Bridge.’
was still living in the family of Deacon Bridge
, when Mitchell
prepared his fragment of a Church Record; and he may have been the father of Mary, b. about 1679, m. James Clark, Jr.
, 4 Nov. 1703, and d. 25 June 1711, a. 32.
Lappinwall, Michael, by w. Isabel
, had Naomi
, b. 8 Nov. 1638.
, cary (otherwise written Lathom, Lathome, Lathum, and Lathrum), by w. Elizabeth
, had Thomas
, b. 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.
, John (otherwise written Lorton), by w. Mary, had John
, b. 10 Jan. 1691.
, John, son of Hudson
, grandson of Governor John
, and greatgrandson of Elder Thomas Leverett
, was b. in Boston
25 Aug. 1662, grad.
H. C. 1680, and received the degree of Bachelor of Divinity 1692, being the first, together with his classmate, Rev. William Brattle
, on whom that honor was ever bestowed by Harvard College.
He was several years Tutor, and a member of the Corporation; Selectman 1699, 1700; Representative
1696, 1699, and 1700; Speaker
of the House
1700; Member of the Council 1706; Vice-judge
of Admiralty; Judge
of Probate from 30 Oct. 1702 to 1707; and during the same period, 1702-1707, Justice
of the Superior Court.
He was elected President
of Harvard College 28 Oct. 1707, was inaugurated on the 14th of the succeeding January, and performed the duties of that office with distinguished honor to himself and advantage to the institution, until 3 May 1724, when he was found dead in his bed, having apparently deceased without a struggle.1
He was highly honored and respected through life, and his death occasioned a general lamentation.
For a more extended notice of his character, see Pres. Quincy's Hist.
of the University
. It would seem that his
appearance was very dignified, and somewhat more haughty than would be tolerated in these days, since it has been discovered that all men are born free and equal.
In the Library of the Mass.
. Society is preserved a letter from Nathaniel Cotton, a member of the Senior Class
in College, to his father, Rev. Rowland Cotton
, dated 6 Ap. 1717, in which it is said: ‘Our two Deacons walk on each side of the President
with their hats under their arms, when consulting, making very low obeisance to him when they take their leave of him. He not so much as touches his hat, or takes his hand out of his pocket, which is taken notice of; and indeed is ruler of the Town
as well as College.’
res. on the northerly side of Harvard Street, nearly opposite to Holyoke Street, which was the former residence of Hooker
, 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
of Gen. Daniel Denison
, and wid. of Capt. Thomas Berry
She d. 7 June 1720, a. 54, and he m. 5 Ap. 1722 Sarah, wid. of William Harris
, who survived him, and m. Hon. John Clark
15 July 1725, after whose death she contracted a fourth marriage 6 May 1731, becoming the wife of Rev. Benjamin Colman
, and d. 24 Ap. 1744, a. 71.
His children, all by his first w., were Margaret
, b. 30 Sept. 1698, d. 22 Nov. 1702; Sarah
, b. 12 Nov. 1700, m. Rev. Edward Wigglesworth
15 June 1726, and d. 9 Nov. 1727; Mary
, b. 29 Oct. 1701; m. Major John Denison
9 Ap. 1719, and Rev. Nathaniel Rogers
25 Dec. 1728; John
, b. 26 Sept. 1703, d. 31 Oct. 1704; Payton
, b. 4 Aug. 1704, d. 7 Dec. 1704; Margaret
, b. 31 July 1705, d. 16 June 1716; Anne
, b. 5 July 1708, d. 30 July 1708; John
, b. 21 June 1711, d. 4 July 1711.
, m. Josiah Dana
31 Oct. 1782.
Sally, m. Oliver Pratt
29 Sept. 1788.
Lewis, William, was here in 1635, and res. at the N. W. corner of Winthrop and Holyoke streets.
He rem. to Hartford
's company, and thence to Farmington
, where he was a Sergeant in 1649; ‘to train the men there.’
, Edmund, was among the more prominent of the first company of inhabitants.
He was appointed Constable by the General Court, May 1632; and, at the same session, it was ‘ordered that there should be two of every Plantation appointed to confer with the Court
about raising of a public stock; Mr. Lockwood
and Mr. Spencer
for New Town
He died before 3 March 1634-5, when the Court
‘Ordered, that Ruth Lockwood
, widow, shall bring all the writings that her husband left in her hands to John Haynes
, and Simon Bradstreete
, on the third day of the next week, who shall detain the same in their hands till the next Court, when they shall be disposed of to those to whom they belong.’
It is not improbable that Mr. Lockwood
removed to Wat. before his death, or that his widow removed there immediately afterwards; for by an order of Court 7 Ap. 1635, ‘It is referred to the Church of Watertown
, with the consent of Robert Lockwood
, executor of Edmund Lockwood
dec. to dispose of the children and estate of the said Edmund Lockwood
(given to them), to such persons as they think meet,’ etc. Of these children, only one name appears on the record of births, viz. John
, b. Nov. 1632.
2. Robert, prob.
brother of Edmund (1), res. in Wat. and by w. Susan had Jonathan
, b. 10 Sept. 1634; Deborah
, b. 12 Oct. 1636; Joseph
, b. 6 Aug. 1638; Daniel
, b. 21 Mar. 1640; Ephraim
, b. 1 Dec. 1641; Gershom
, b. 6 Sept. 1643.
says Robert the f. removed to Norwalk, Conn.
, as early as 1649.
(otherwise written Longhorne
), was a butcher and the town drummer.
In 1652 he purchased the homestead previously owned by Simon Crosby
, at the southerly corner of Brattle Street and Brattle Square, where he probably resided during the remainder of his life.
He m. Sarah, dau. of Bartholomew Green
, about 1646, and had Thomas
, b. 26 Aug. 1647, bur. 5 Ap. 1648; Sarah
, b. 26 Feb. 1648-9; Elizabeth
about 1651; Mary
, b. 5 Sept. 1653, d. 27 Mar. 1654; Mary
, b. 1 Mar. 1654-5; Samuel
, bap. 9 Dec. 1660, d. young; Mercy
, bap. 11 May 1662, d. young; Patience
, bap. 3 Ap. 1664, d. young.
Thomas the f. d. 6 May 1685, ‘aged about 68 years,’ according to his epitaph; but in his will, dated 24 Ap. 1685, he calls himself 69 years old, and names wife Sarah, and surviving children Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mary
, family uncertain, m. Amos Marrett
2 Nov. 1681.
. His name does not appear on our Records.
says he ‘came to Hartford
from Cambridge, Mass.
, in 1636, . . . . and was in the division of lands at Hartford
His children were Thomas
[a surgeon], Richard, William, Dorothy, Robert, John
, and Amy
. He is the ancestor of the Lord
family of the State
2. Richard, perhaps s. of Thomas
(1), in 1635 owned ‘one shop, with garden plot, about half a rood,’ at the N. E. corner of Brighton and Mount Auburn
He rem. to Hartford
, where he was Constable in 1642, and Selectman in 1744. ‘He was a man of great energy, and an original settler.
In 1657, he was appointed Captain
of the first troop of Horse ever raised in the Colony. . . . . After several years spent in Hartford
he removed to New London, where he died.’—Hinman
, John, m. Sarah Stevenson
29 May 1682.
, was an early inhabitant, and res. on the westerly side of Holyoke Street, on a lot which he sold to Mrs. Glover
in 1639, and which became the site of the famous Old School-house.
By his w. Elizabeth
, he had Elizabeth
, b. Sept. 1637, living in 1658; Reuben
b. Feb. 1639-40.
It would seem that Luxford
left a wife in England
, and during her life-time iniquitously contracted a second marriage here.
The General Court, being informed of the fact shortly before the second child was born, took measures to punish the guilty and protect and partially indemnify the innocent.
Under date of 3 Dec. 1639, it is recorded that ‘James Luxford
being presented for having two wives, his last marriage was declared void or a nullity thereof, and to be divorced, not to come to the sight of her whom he last took, and he to be sent away for England
by the first opportunity; all that he hath is appointed to her whom he last married, for her and her children.
He is also fined £ 100, and to be set in the stocks an hour upon a market day, after the lecture the next lecture day if the weather permit; or else the next lecture day after.’
Soon afterwards, he appears to have been convicted of other crimes; for 13 May 1640, ‘James Luxford
, for his forgery, lying, and other foul offences, was censured to be bound to the whipping post till the lecture from the first bell, and after the lecture to have his ears cut off; and so he had liberty to depart out of our jurisdiction.’
Very probably he availed himself of the liberty granted, and with mutilated ears departed from the jurisdiction of those rulers who were a terror to, evil doers.
I find no trace of him here afterwards.2
His wife remained here, was a member of the Church
, and a recipient of its bounty.
Her name appears on the records as sister Albon, Albone, or Olbon.
I conjecture that her name before marriage was Olbon or Albone; that she resumed it for herself and her children when her marriage was annulled by the Court
; and that, at some period subsequent to 1645 (when she is called sister Albone), she m.——Cole (perhaps the father of Arthur Cole
, and died before 1668.
This conjecture is partly founded on the fragment of a Church Record commenced by Rev. Mr. Mitchell
, who d. in 1668.
Under the name of John Fezington
) he says: ‘In his family is Reuben Luxford
, alias Olbon, who, together with his sister Elizabeth, were baptized in this church, being the children of our Sister Olbon (lately Cole
), now deceased.’
The original record was thus written; but subsequently the words—‘Luxford
2. Reuben, s. of James (1), resumed the name Luxford
, and m. Margaret ——at Lancaster
22 June 1669; she d. 31 Aug. 1691, and he m. Lydia——. His chil.
, b. 27 July 1673, m. John Pattin
13 Mar. 1700; Lydia
, m. Philip Goodwin
14 June 1694.
Reuben the f. res.
on the southerly side of Brattle Street, near Ash Street and d. 3 May 1703; his w. Lydia m. Nathaniel Billings
29 Mar. 1709.