state to his w. and to Joseph and Sarah, children of his only son Benjamin of which son he says, it is my sore affliction that his disobedient carriage have obstructed the manifestation of my fatherly compassions towards him.
His w. Elizabeth m. Richard Robbins 26 Mar. 1673. Mary, who d. 30 May 1655, and Judith, who d. 1 July 1655, were probably his daughters.
2. Benjamin, S. of Gilbert (1), m. Elizabeth Dutton 10 Nov. 1657.
and had Hannah, b. 3 Sept. 1658, d. 24 Sept. 1658; Sarah, b. 24 Aug 1659; Benjamin, 23 Jan. 1660-61, d. 27 April 1661; Joseph, b. 28 Mar. 1663.
Benjamin the f. served in Philip's War, under Capt. Beers, and was killed in 1675.
3. Joseph, s. of Benjamin (2), m. Abigail, dau. of John Marrett and widow of Timothy Rice of Concord, 11 May 1698; she d. 6 Jan. 1700-1, and he m. Abigail——. His chil.
were Joseph, bap. 19 Mar. 1698-9; Elizabeth, b. 29 Dec. 1700, m. Joseph Hunnewell of Chs. before 1729; Abigail, b. 20 Aug. 1707, m. George MacSparran 2 Ap. 1730, and
rs of his will, in 1649.
His residence was on the easterly side of Holyoke Street, nearly opposite to where the printing Office now stands.
This estate he sold to Gen. Gookin, in whose family it remained until 1760.
The latter part of his life was spent in Charlestown, where he d. 9 Ap. 1689, a. about 86.
His widow Martha survived, and executed a deed of her mansion house, 12 Feb. 1691-2, to William Stoughton, in trust for the family of her son John Collins in England, deceasced; the widow Margaret to have £ 10, son Edward to have a double portion, and the remainder to be divided equally between the other children.
I find no record of her death, unless (which is probable), she is the person named in the following memorandum in Rev. John Pike's manuscript Journal: March 22 1699-1700.
Grandmother Collins departed this life, being very aged, and many years shaken with the palsy, yet retained her understanding wonderfull well.
of Deacon Collins were Daniel; John; Samuel;