Eager, William (otherwise written Aegur, Egar, and Eger), m. Ruth Hill
, 1659, and was here between 1672 and 1682.
His w. Ruth d. 16 Jan. 1679-80, and he m. Hester Cole
(Lydia, wid. of Arthur
?) 13 Ap. 1680.
His children, born here, were Zerubbabel
, b. 8 June 1672; Martha
, b. 26 Nov. 1674; Ruth
, b. 1 Feb. 1677; Sarah
, b. 25 June 1679; Margaret
, b. 25 May 1681.
William the f. d. at Marlborough
4 Ap. 1690; in his will, dated Dec. 1687, he speaks of his w. Lydia, and children, William, Zachary, Abraham, Zerubbabel, James, Jacob, Sarah, Margaret, Mercy, Lydia, Esther, Ruth
, and one unborn.
Many of his descendants may be found in the County of Worcester
, especially in the vicinity of Shrewsbury
(w. Lydia), Zechariah
(m. Hannah Kerly
1697), had children in Marlborough
, from about 1693.’
. In Camb., Mercy
m. David Morse
1 May 1706, and Margaret
m. Isaac Manning
8 Ap. 1708.
(having previously resided at Dedham
, where he had John
, b. 16 May, 1641, d. 17 Sept. 1641; John
, b. 6 Oct. 1642, and Mary
, b. 24 May, 1645), m. Mary, wid. of Jonathan Paddlefoot
, and had Thomas
, bap. here 12 July 1663; at Sudbury
, b. 15 Jan. 1664-5; Margaret
, b. 8 July 1666; Nathaniel
, b. 30 Dec. 1668; and at Framingham
, b. 3 Oct. 1670; Lydia
, b. 29 June 1672.
While at Framingham
his house was destroyed, and his wife and some of his children were killed by the Indians.
He d. 25 Jan. 1680, a. about 62.
See Barry's Hist.
, Joseph, owned a two-acre lot on the northerly side of Brattle Street in 1635, which he sold about 1638, to Abraham Morrill
He ‘removed early to Hartford
, Nathaniel, styled a schoolmaster by Winthrop
, and brother to Gov. Theophilus Eaton
, was the first teacher at Harvard College, before it was fully organized by the appointment of Dunster
to be President
relates that while preparations were in progress for the erection of a college edifice ‘a society of scholars, to lodge in the new nests, were forming under the conduct of one Mr. Nathaniel Eaton
, a blade who marvellously deceived the expectations of good men concerning him; for he was one fitter to be master of Bridewell
than a College; and though his avarice was notorious enough to get the name of a Philargyrius fixed upon him, yet his cruelty was more scandalous than his avarice.
He was a rare scholar himself, and he made many more such; but their education truly was in the school of Tyrannus
His severity and other misconduct attracted public attention.
He was fined and discharged from his office by the General Court, and excommunicated by the Church
He fled to Virginia
, and subsequently to England
, where he is said to have died in prison for debt after rendering himself an object of detestation by his persecution of his former brethren in the faith.
While he remained in Virginia
‘he sent for his wife and children.
Her friends here persuaded her to stay a while, but she went notwithstanding, and the vessel was never heard of after.’
.) One child, Benoni
, remained in Cambridge
; the names of the others are not known.
2. Benoni, s. of Nathaniel (1), was brought up in the family of Deac.
, and the Church
contributed something for his maintenance.
He became a maltster, and res. at the S. W. corner of Dunster and Winthrop streets.
By his w. Rebecca, he had Anna
, b. 7 Sept. 1672, d. 5 Oct. 1673; Theophilus
, b. 20 Sept. 1674; the following also were probably his children: Rebecca
, who m. John Bunker
28 Ap. 1690; Nathaniel
, who d. 22 Feb. 1690-91, a. 24; and, perhaps, Ursula
, who m. Jacob Parker
29 Ap. 1708.
Benoni the f. d. 20 Dec. 1690; his wid. Rebecca m. John Hastings
28 Sept. 1691.
, m. Francis Moore
7 Sept. 1650.
William, m. Elizabeth Osborn
, in Camb., 1 Jan. 1781.
, Richard, resided for a time on the westerly side of the Common, and afterwards on the westerly corner of Brattle and Ash streets.
By his w. Mary he had Timothy
, b. 15 Mar. 1644-5, d. 21 Nov. 1656. Mary
, m. John Watson
of Roxbury Anna
), m. Gershom Brooks
, m. Thomas Andrew
30 Oct. 1673.
His w. Mary d. 23 Aug. 1675, and he m. Susanna Carter
4 June 1677. Mr. Eccles
was a weaver, and d. before 10 Mar. 1696-7, when the estate was sold by his daus.
(both widows), and Martha
, whose husband, Thomas Andrew
, joined in the sale.
, Samuel, by w. Elizabeth
, had Elizabeth
, b. 26 Oct. 1642; Samuel
, b. 26 Oct. 1644; Mary
, b. 15 June 1646;; Thomas
, b. 8 Sept. 1648; no further trace of the family is found here.
, John, styled the ‘Apostle to the Indians,’ was for nearly sixty years minister at Roxbury
, where he d. 20 May 1690.
By his w. Ann (or Hannah
), he had Hannah
, b. 17 Sept 1633; John
, b. 31 Aug. 1636; Joseph
, b. 20 Dec. 1638, grad.
H. C. 1658, minister at Guilford, Conn.
, where he d. 24 May 1694; Samuel
, b. 22 June 1641, grad.
H. C. 1660, Fellow of the College
and candidate for the ministry, d. Nov. 1664; Aaron
, b. 19 Feb. 1643-4, d. 18 Nov. 1655; Benjamin
, b. 29 Jan. 1646-7, grad.
I. C. 1665, assisted his father in the ministry, and d. 15 Oct. 1687.
2. John, s. of John (1), grad.
H. C. 1656, was ordained 20 July 1664, the first minister at Cambridge Village (now Newton
), m. Sarah, dau
. of Thomas Willett
(first English mayor of New York); she d. 13 June 1664 (or 1665, as Jackson
says), and he m. Elizabeth
, dau. of Gen. Daniel Gookin
, 23 May 1666.
By his first wife he had Sarah
, bap. 21 Sept. 1662, m. John Bowles
1 Nov. 1681; and by his second wife, John
, b. 28 April 1667, who was educated by his grandparents, grad.
H. C. 1685, and res. in Windsor, Conn.
John the f. d. 11 Oct. 1668; his widow Elizabeth
m. Col. Edmund Quincy
8 Dec. 1680. Mr. Eliot
‘was a person of notable accomplishments, and a lively, zealous, acute preacher, not only to the English
at New. Cambridge
, but also to the Indians thereabout.’
3. Ebenezer, parentage not ascertained, m. Susanna Soden
2 May 1745, and had Susmanna
, b. 19 Mar. 1745-6, m. Aaron Swan
19 Sept. 1765; Hannah
, b. 18 Jan. 1747-8; Ebenezer
, b. 18 Aug. 1749; Lovisa
, b. 20 Aug. 1751; Marqaret
, b. 30 June 1753; Elizabeth Prentice
, b. 27 Sept. 1755; Thomas
, b. 3 , Jan. 1758; Rebecca
, twins, b. 4 Feb. 1760.
Before 1770 Mr. Eliot
removed with his family to Royalston
Elmer, Edward, was here in 1635 and owned several tracts of land; but removed to Hartford
, Nathaniel (or Elly), in 1635 res. on the westerly sidle of Garden Street, nearly opposite to the Botanic Garden
He rem. with the first company to Connecticut
, and was one of the purchasers of Norwalk
from the Indians in 1651.
, he was ‘a Constable in 1639.
Townsman in 1644, also in 1649, Juror in 1643, was in the division of land in 1639.
He was one of the settlers (f Norwalk
, but afterwards rein.
He was a loss to the Colony.’
, by w. Mary, had Mary
, b. 26 Nov. 1683.
Mary, m. Mephibosheth Bigsbee of Andover
28 May 1713.
, m. Hannah Cutter
17 Nov. 1726.
, m. Daniel Champney, Jr.
, 22 Sept. 1746.
, in 1635, owned an estate on the easterly side of Brighton Street, extending from Mt.
Auburn Street to Winthrop Street. He rem. with the first company to Hartford
, where he was Constable in 1645 and 1618, and died 1670.
Errington, Ann (otherwise written Erinton, Arrington
, and Harrington
), a widow, died here 11 Dec. 1653; or according to the inscription on her gravestone, the most ancient now standing in our burial around, 25 Dec. 1653, a. 77.
She was formerly of Newcastle-upon — Tyne
, as appears by a document recorded Mid.
Reg. Deeds, i
It is not known at what time she came here, nor whether she was at that time a widow.
She left children, Abraham
; Rebecca , who m . John Watson
; and possibly Robert of Watertown
2. Abraham, s. of Ann (1), m. Rebecca, dau. of Robert Cutler
of Chs., and had Rebecca
, bap. here, m. John Gibson
9 Dec. 1668; Abraham
, b. 11 Nov. 1652, d. young; Abraham
, b. 1 Nov. 1654, d. young; Hannah
, bap. here, m. Thomas Ayres
, and was living in Newbury
in 1699; Sarah
, bap. here, m. Lewis, and was living in 1716; Mary
, bap. 13 Jan. 1660-61, d. prob.
, bap. 8 Nov. 1663, d. prob.
, b.——, m.——Parker, and was living in 1697; Jacob
, b. 12 Sept. 1668, d. 2 Oct. 1668; and perhaps others.
Abraham the f. was a blacksmith, and res. on the easterly side of Brighton Street, about midway between Harvard Square and Mount Auburn Street; he owned also the lot on the opposite side of the street, where the old ‘Porter Tavern’ stands.
He d. 9 May 1677, a. 55; his wid. Rebecca d. prob.
1697, as in that year she received alms for the last time of the Church
, and in the same year a final settlement was made of her husband's estate.
She seems to have endured much affliction in her old age. Frequent donations were made to her by the Church
between 1686 and 1697, and for a much longer period to her daughters Gibson
and Lewis, both widows.
Especially, in 1689, ‘there was a contribution for widow Arrington
and her family, they being under the afflicting hand of God; her sons were taken away by death, and her daughter, and a grandchild.’
The male line seems to have become extinct.
, Joseph, according to Savage
came from Enfield
in Middlesex, England
, about 1660.
H. C. 1664, and was ordained at Concord
, where he continued in the ministry during life.
He m. Mary, dau. of Capt. Hugh Mason
, and had Joseph
, b. 6 May 1669; Benjamin
, b. 24 Feb. 1670-71; Mary
, b. 28 Oct
, b. 7 June 1674, grad.
H. C. 1696, ordained at Canterbury, Conn.
, 13 June 1711 (Trumbull
), and d. 26 June 1727; Daniel
, b. 14 Feb. 1675-6; Ann
, b. 30 Dec. 1677.
Such are the dates of Births, on the County
has some of them different.
I know not which is the more correct.
the f. d. 16 Sept. 1711.
2. Joseph, s. of Joseph (1), m., at the Farms
, Millicent Woodis
31 Dec. 1689; she d. 20 Mar. 1692-3, and he m. Hannah
, wid. of Joseph Loring
, 25 Aug. 1693.
His children were Joseph
, b. 10 Oct. 1690; John
, b. 28 July 1694; Solomon
, b. 22 Dec. 1696, ‘deceased in 15 days;’ Hannah
, b. 2. Aug. 1698; Millicent
, b. 21 Mar. 1700; Elijah
, b. 25 Aug. 1703.
Joseph the f. res.
at Cambridge Farms, or Lexington
, was a Captain, was elected Deacon
1716, and d. 23 Sept. 1733, a. 64.
, s. of Joseph (1), grad.
H. C. 1690, commenced preaching at Camb
Farms in May 1692; was ordained there, 21 Oct. 1696, and d. 22 July 1697, a. 26.
By his w. Abigail (dau.
of Rev. Samuel Willard
), he had Benjamin
, b. 13 Dec. 1695, and Richard
, b. 5 July 1697.
4. Joseph, s. of Joseph (2), m. Submit, dau. of Joseph Loring
, 8 July 1713; she d. 31 Mar. 1718, and he m. Hannah Bowman
26 Mar. 1719.
His children were Joseph
, b. 27 June, and d. 17 July 1714; Joseph
, b. 16 and d. 18 Mar. 1717-18; Joseph
, b. 9 Ap. 1720; Hannah
, b. 22 Sept. 1725, d. young; Benjamin
, b. 9 Oct. 1727, d. 29 Dec. 1728; Hannah
, b. 24 Oct. 1728; Benjamin
, b. 20 Dec. 1729 (whose son Joseph, b. 4 Mar. 1758, grad.
H. C. 1782, was ordained at Athol
21 Nov. 1787, and d. 1830); a daughter
, b. 6 Oct. 1731; Solomon
, b. 10 June, and d. 1 Oct. 1733; Samuel
, b. 16 June 1735; Millicent
, b. 25 July 1738; Ebenezer
, posthumous, b. 21 Sept. 1740.
Joseph the f. succeeded his father in the office of Deacon 1733, and d. 19 Aug. 1740, a. nearly 50.
Estw Ck, Pheasant, by w. Sarah, had Stephen
, b. 3 Oct. 1679.
, Francis, m. Mary Edwards
7 Dec. 1675.
The name does not occur again on our Records, for about a century.