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liam the f. was a tailor, and Lieutenant of the militia; he res. on the westerly side of Dunster Street, about midway between Harvard Square and Mount Auburn Street, which estate he bought in 1639, and sold to William Barrett, 10 June 1656. About 1653, he removed to Billerica and was the first Representative of that town, 1666; his w. Elizabeth d. 31 Mar. 1668, and he m. Mary, wid. of John Stearns, 6 May 1669, and had Mary, b. 3 Ap. 1670; Sarah, b. 29 Oct. 1671; Abigail, b. 14 Ap. 1673, d. 13 A Church in Camb., came here in 1635, and by w. Thomasine, had John, 1. in England about 1634; Thomas, b. Ap. 1637, d. young; Samuel, b. Feb. 1637-8; Joseph, b. 13 Jan. 1638-9; James, b. 9 Ap. 1640; Mary, b. 24 July 1645; Ephraim; Thomas Sarah, b. 1653. Elder Frost bought of Thomas Blodgett, about 1639, an estate on the westerly side of Dunster Street, between Harvard Square and Mount Auburn Street, which he sold soon afterwards to wid. Catherine Haddon; he then bought a house on the westerly s
she d. 23 July 1702, a. 56, and he m. Elizabeth, wid. of Elder Clark, 7 Jan. 1702-3. His children were Sarah, b. 3 June 1656, d. 10 June 1663; John, b. 2 Dec. 1660, 9 Nov. 1660, reciting that the purchase was made about eleven years ago; and in 1653 he bought of Nathaniel Sparhawk's Executors 289 acres bounded S. on Fresh Pond a styles himself about 66 years old. Elizabeth, prob. his 1st w., d. 18 Mar. 1672-3; he m. Mary, dau. of John Rutter of Sudbury, and had Samuel, b. 28 Ap. 1674; Johnr attaining the age of sixty years. But the purchases of land were made 1649 and 1653, before any son of Richard or Justinian was of age; and it is certain that the s1646. d. 7 Nov. 1634; Ephraim, b. 8 Sept. 1647, bur. 8 May 1648 Samuel b. 3 Ap. 1653, d. 18 June 1653. Robert the f. res. of the southerly sidle of Brattle Street,. Samuel, s. of Thomas (1), supposed to have been b. in Camb. 1635, grad. H. C. 1653, settled in the ministry at Farmington, Conn., 1661, and continued pastor of the
w. Ann he had John, b. 7 Feb. 1637-8, d. 10 Aug. 1739; Sarah, b. Feb. 1639-40, m. Walter Hastings 10 Ap. 1655, and d. 27 Aug. 1673; Mary, b. 3 Ap. 1644, m. Samuel Hastings 12 Nov. 1661; John, b. 19 Sept. 1646, d. 21 Oct. 1646. John the f. d. 19 Mar. 1645-6, and his w. Ann m. John Hastings, the father of Walter and Samuel, and d. 25 Mar. 1666. Meriam, Joseph (otherwise written Merriam, Miriam, and Mirriam), res. in Concord, where he d. 1 Jan. 1641, leaving sons, Joseph, who m. Sarah Stone 1653; John, b. 1640-41, m. Mary, dau. of Deacon John Cooper of Camb., 21 Oct. 1663, and had a large family. Farmer. 2. Joseph, s. of Joseph (1), m. Sarah, dau. of Deacon Gregory Stone, and had Lydia, b. 3 Aug. 1656; Joseph, b. 25 May 1658; Elizabeth, b. 20 May 1660; John, b. 30 Aug. 1662; Mary, b. 14 June 1664; Robert, b. 17 Feb. 1666-7, and probably others. Joseph the f. res. at the Farms, and d. before 1696. 3. John, prob. s. of Joseph (2), by w. Mary had Mary, b. 6 Jan. 1689; Benjamin
ministered 21 Feb. 1757. Oliver, Thomas, an Elder of the First Church in Boston, came to New England 1631, and d. 1657. By his w. Ann, he had James; John; Peter; Samuel; Nathaniel, who was killed by the fall of a tree 9 Jan. 1632-3, a. 15; and Daniel. 2. John, s. of Thomas (1), grad. H. C. 1645, was a preacher at Winnisimmet (Chelsea) several years. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Newgate, and had John, b. 1638, d. 1639; Elizabeth, b. 28 Feb. 1640, m. Enoch Wiswall; Hannah, b. 1642, d. 1653; John, b. 2 Ap. 1644, res. in Boston; Thomas, b. 10 Feb. 1645-6. John the f. d. 12 Ap. 1646; his w. Elizabeth m. Edward Jackson of Cambridge 14 Mar. 1648-9, and d. 30 Sept. 1709, a. 92. 3. Peter, s. of Thomas (1), admitted freeman 1640, was an eminent merchant in Boston, where he d. 1670. He had sons Nathaniel, b. 8 Mar. 1652, a member of the Council of Safety 1689, d. in Boston 15 Ap. 1704, described in an obituary as a principal merchant of Boston; Peter, b. 3 Mar. 1654-5, grad. H. C.
igail and Deborah were at Dedham, and Sarah at Braintree, about 1658. Edward the f. was a mariner, and d. about 1680. 4. Thomas, s. of Thomas (1), grad. H. C. 1653, was ordained at Chs. 13 Ap. 1659, and d. of small-pox 22 Dec. 1677, a. 42. He well sustained the reputation inherited from his father, fell a victim to his own fCooper), he had six children, all born in England; John, b. about 1619; Daniel; David; Elizabeth, m.——Potter of Ipswich; Samuel; Sarah, m. Joseph Miriam of Concord 1653. Gregory the f. was a farmer; he owned a house and 26 acres at Wat. and 54 acres of outlands, all which he sold to Nathaniel Sparhawk, agent of Thomas Boylston of3-4, m.—— Walker; Sarah, b. 22 Sept. 1645, m.——Edmands; Daniel, b. 2 Jan. 1646-7, prob. d. young; Elizabeth, b. 1 Jan. 1648-9, prob. d. young; Abigail, b. 28 Ap. 1653, m.——Keach. Daniel the f. was a physician, or as styled on sundry records, Chirurgeon, and resided at the N. E. corner of Dunster and Mount Auburn street
omlins, Timothy, owned land south of the river in 1635. He was probably the same who was of Lynn in 1633, and a Representative. If he removed here, he appears to have returned to Lynn. Towne, William (otherwise written Town and Towen), was an early inhabitant. By w. Martha he had Peter, b. in England, and Mary, b. here Sept. 1637, and admitted to the Church 4 Nov. 1659; his residence was on the easterly side of Dunster Street, between Harvard Square and Mount Auburn Street, until about 1653, when he sold his homestead to the widow Banbrick, and bought of David Stone the estate at the easterly corner of Garden and Mason streets; he was long the Sexton of the Church. He d. 30 Mar. (or Ap.; Sewall says he was buried 1 May) 1685, a. 80; his w. Martha d. 20 Jan. 1673-4. 2. Peter, s. of William (1), was by trade a cooper, and had w. Joanna in 1687, and a second w. Elizabeth, but no children; he resided on the S. W. corner of Winthrop and Brighton streets; he was Constable five yea
1638; Mary, b. 10 Feb. 1640-41, m. Henry Maddock 21 May 1662, and John Coolidge, Jr., 16 Sept. 1679; Joseph, b. 9 Oct. 1643; Benjamin, b. about 1646; Oliver, b. 23 Nov. 1648, m. wid. Anna Livermore, and d. s. p. 30 Aug. 1727; Palsgrave, b. about 1653, a physician in Wat., m. Sarah Bond 29 Jan. 1689-90, and d. s. p. 22 Oct. 1715, a. 62. Roger the f. d. 11 Mar. 1697-8; his w. seems to have previously deceased. 2. John, s. of Roger (1), was a farmer, resided in Camb., m. Susanna Straight (or ft no son, and only one daughter Sarah, who m. Aaron Cook, an emigrant from Dorchester, and had a son, Westwood Cook. Rev. Samuel Cook of Menot. was a descendant. Whaley, George, by w. Katherine, had Thomas, b. 14 Nov. 1650; George, b. 19 Ap. 1653. Whitcomb, Job (otherwise written Whetcomb), by w. Mary, had Jemima, b. 30 Mar. 1678. He was prob. s. of John of Lancaster, driven thence at the destruction of that town, and finally rem. to Weathersfield, Conn., where he d. 1683, leaving w.
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown School in the 17th century. (search)
sland the last year 1650, also he is to regr. & take of such persons (as send there children now & then & not constantly) by the Weeke as he and they can agree. This was the Rev. Samuel Stow, a graduate of Harvard College in the class of 1645. He was the son of John and Elizabeth (Biggs) Stow, of Roxbury, and was born about 1622. In 1649, at Chelmsford, he married Hope, daughter of William Fletcher. Of their seven children, a son, John, was born in Charlestown June 16, 1650. As early as 1653 he was the minister in Middletown, Ct., and March 22, 1670, he and his two brothers were enumerated among the fifty-two householders and proprietors of that place. In 1681 he seems to have been settled in Simsbury, Ct. Judge Sewall, in a letter dated November 16, 1705, writes that the Rev. Mr. Samuel Stow, of Middletown, went from thence to heaven upon the 8 May, 1704. 30: 3 mo. 1657. A town rate, amounting to £ 100, for va-. rious purposes, includes an item of £ 7 to Mr. Morley, Scholem
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown Schools in the 18th century. (search)
ern acceptation of the term. A list of those accredited to Charlestown, who graduated from Harvard College previous to 1701, may prove interesting. (From Bartlett's Address, 1813.) Comfort Starr, 1647,Nathaniel Cutler, 1663, Samuel Nowell, 1653,Alexander Nowell, 1664, Joshua Long, 1653 (?),Daniel Russell, 1669, Thomas Greaves, 1656,Isaac Foster, 1671, Zechariah Symmes, 1657,Samuel Phipps, 1671, Zechariah Brigden, 1657,Nicholas Morton, 1686, Benjamin Bunker, 1658,Nicholas Lynde, 16901653 (?),Daniel Russell, 1669, Thomas Greaves, 1656,Isaac Foster, 1671, Zechariah Symmes, 1657,Samuel Phipps, 1671, Zechariah Brigden, 1657,Nicholas Morton, 1686, Benjamin Bunker, 1658,Nicholas Lynde, 1690, Joseph Lord, 1691. A personal examination of the town records shows that from the opening of this century, almost without exception thereafter, the inhabitants of Charlestown, in town meeting assembled, discussed the welfare of the school and voted the annual appropriation for the same. Thus they were building, better, perhaps, than they knew, for upon foundations, similarly well laid, has risen, slowly but surely, the magnificent structure of our present school system. March 1, 1702-
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, Thomas Brigham the Puritan—an original settler (search)
hat they resolved on seeking their freedom and fortunes in New England, whither they arrived unattended by husbands or lovers. Were romantic adventure their quest, they came to, the right place, for they were snapped up like Monday bargains; and, as the sage Morse observes, if the number of worthy husbands whom a lady married is the measure of her worth, our maternal ancestor was a most worthy and attractive woman, for she married no less than three. These were Thomas Brigham, who died in 1653, by whom she had five children; Edmund Rice, of Marlboro, by whom she had two daughters; and William Hunt, of Marlboro, who died in 1667. Mercy Hurd-Brigham-Rice-Hunt died December 23. 1693, after a third widowhood of twenty-six years. During this period she saw two bloody Indian wars. During the first Marlboro was burned, and she, with one of her sons, is believed to have fled to their former home on The Rocks in Somerville, while her other sons went in pursuit of the enemy. The chil
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