The Comstock (Huntley) Line

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                                                                             | John Huntley b. 15 Apr 1620 in Aberdeen Scotland d. 16 Nov 1676 Lyme CT  [also father to Moses Huntley below]  John is thought to have arrived in Boston from Scotland via Barbados about 1640. The 1st written record of John in America appears in a legal document of Wm A.spinwall, a Notary Public of Boston, MA. In this document, dated 12 Jul 1647, John signed as witness for a Power of Attorney for T.homas B.ayes. He also bore witness for T.homas F.oster. In these records is also an account dated 01 May 1648, between J.ohn P.ease and John Huntley in regard to a load of fish John Huntley had shipped to Barbados. Recorded in Ipswich Quarterly Court Records: R.ichard S.mith makes deposition that John Huntley was in Salem MA at about 1650, being at the Iron Works there. John's first wife died of small pox. Vital Records of the city of Boston MA: Records of John Elliot, Pastor of the 1st Church of Roxbury, MA, 27th day of the 10th month, 1657; baptized Moses Huntley, Aaron Huntley Jr., & E.lizabeth Huntley. They moved from Roxbury to Saybrook CT Colony about 1661, likely for business reasons and possibly a partnership with Richard Smith. On 12 Jul 1665 John purchased two parcels of land and Richard Smith sold him 71 acres of land when John moved to Lyme, CT Colony. Shortly after that he purchased an additional 91 acres for which he paid £100. John's cattle were earmarked with a "one half-pen cut on the underside of each ear, and a slit on the top of the near ear". On 12 Mar 1671 John participated in the "NEW LONDON AND LYME RIOT" where the two groups fought with sticks and staves in a difficulty arising over the boundary line between the two towns.
The descendants of John qualify for membership in the IBSSG "International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists" because of the following account; John was married to his third wife; Mary H.AND, by Commissioner Thomas Miner [also an ancestor in the Comstock line... listed below] of Stonington, as recorded in his diary. Shortly after their marriage they were found guilty of fornication "before marriage" while she was still married to her previous husband, C.harles B.ARNES, and they were fined L10 (ten pounds), which was a very high fine for that period. (New London County Court Records Vol 2, P 44).

 

                                                                             |     m. 1650 Boston MA   Moved to Rowley MA in 1659, then to Lyme CT  John's 2nd marriage

                                                                             |       | Phillip Curtis John's business partner 

                                                                             |       | __?__ 

                                                                             | Jane Curtis b. 1630 of Boston MA d. 1668 Lyme CT  [also mother to Moses Huntley below]

                                                                             |   Jane Huntley (1650 - 1668) 

                                                                    | Aaron Huntley  b. 15 Apr 1654 Boston MA d. 24 May 1742 Lyme CT [brother to Moses Huntley below] [also father of Aaron Huntley below] Baptised by John Eliot. A soldier in King Philip's War. KING PHILIP'S WAR

                                                                    |     m. 22 Feb 1676 Lyme CT 

                                                                    |        | Henry Champion  b. @ 1610/11 Eng  d. 17 Feb 1708 Lyme CT [also, parents to Henry Champion Jr. See Stevens line.]

                                                                    |        |   m. 1 Aug 1647 Saybrook CT

                                                                    |        | Sarah _?_ [Bennett?]  b. @ 1626 d. bef 1697 [also, parents to Henry Champion Jr. See Stevens line.]

                                                                    |        |   Sarah Champion (1647 - ) aft S.'s death, Henry remarried Deborah Burwell nee Palmer - see below

                                                                    | Mary Champion b. 1651 Saybrook CT d. 10 Dec 1732 Lyme CT [also mother of Aaron Huntley below] [also sister Henry Champion Jr of the Stevens line.]

                                                                    |   Mary Huntley (1676 - 1732) 

                                                           | John Huntley  b. 24 Nov 1677 Lyme CT d. 10 Apr 1750 Lyme CT [brother to Aaron Huntley below]

                                                           |     m. 2 Feb 1699 Lyme CT

                                                           |                          | Nicholas Pearson 

                                                           |                          | __?__   

                                                           |                  | John Pearson  [father of Phebe Pearson in the Warren line]

                                                           |                  |       | John Pickard  

                                                           |                  |       | Anne Lume  

                                                           |                  | Dorcas Pickard   [mother of Phebe Pearson in the Warren line]

                                                           |        | Samuel Pearson b. 29 Jul 1648 Rowley MA d. @1705 [brother to Phebe in the Warren line]

                                                           |        |     m. 16 Apr 1672 Haverhill MA

                                                           |        |                                      | Morris Johnson  b. 1520 Eng  d.  

                                                           |        |                                      | ___?___  b.  d.  

                                                           |        |                             | Robert Johnson  b. 1565 Eng  d. 

                                                           |        |                             |     m. @ 1579 England

                                                           |        |                             | ___?___  b.  d.  

                                                           |        |                   | Davy Johnson  b. 1580 Eng  d. 1639 Weymouth MA  Migrated 1630. First residence: Dorchester. Davy Johnson appears on some lists of passengers on the Mary & John. This is possible, since he first appears in New England in 1630, and his first residence is Dorchester. But we do not know whether he derived from the West Country, so he must remain as a possible passenger on that ship.

                                                           |        |                   |     m. @ 1607 

                                                           |        |                   | Elizabeth __?__ 

                                                           |        |                   |   Elizabeth Johnson (@1607 - ) 

                                                           |        |         | Edmund Johnson  b. 1612  d. 10 Mar 1651 Hampton NH [also father to Peter Johnson in the Warren line]

                                                           |        |         |     m. 1638 MA

                                                           |        |         | Mary _?_ b. 1620  d. 30 Jan 1663 Hampton NH [also mother to Peter Johnson in the Warren line]

                                                           |        |         |  Mary Johnson (1638 - )

                                                           |        | Dorcas Johnson  b. bet 1648 and 1654 Hampton NH d. @1705 Hampton  NH  [sister to Peter Johnson in the Warren line]

                                                           |        |   Dorcas Pearson (1672 - )

                                                           | Elizabeth Pearson b. 25 Apr 1677 Rowley MA d. aft 1750

                                                           |   Elizabeth Huntley (1699 - ) 

                                                  | Samuel Huntley  b. 23 Dec 1713 Lyme CT d. bef 11 May 1770 Lyme CT

                                                  |     m. 5 May 1736 Lyme CT  [Ruth and Samuel were 1st cousins]

                                                                             | John Huntley 

                                                                             | Jane Curtis 

                                                                             |   Jane Huntley

                                                  |                 | Aaron Huntley  [also father to John Huntley above]

                                                  |                 |        | Henry Champion  

                                                  |                 |        | Sarah _?_   

                                                  |                 |        Sarah Champion

                                                  |                 | Mary Champion [also father to John Huntley above]

                                                  |        | Aaron Huntley b. 1 Dec 1680 Lyme CT d. 26 Sep 1748 Lyme CT [brother to John Huntley above]

                                                  |        |     m. 27 Jul 1707 Lyme CT

                                                  |        |                | Balthazar de Wolfe  In Wethersfield CT in 1664 and  Lyme in 1668 to 1695. While at Hartford, he broke the law by smoking when and where he should not. He paid his fine in court and lighted his pipe as he left the building. His descendants were seamen who followed the trade of the Indies. Balthazar's occupations include; Scrivener (writer of contracts and deeds) of Wethersfield, CT., Attorney: 26 Sep 1656 became Attorney to M.atthew P.rice in Whethersfield to collect debts owed, Horse Breeder, Tavern Keeper, Townsman ( 24 Oct 1672, and 08 Jan 1673), Commissioner and Scrivener of Lyme (1674), Surveyor of Highways (08 Oct 1675 and 04 Mar1676), Tax Assesor ( 05 Aug 1679), Rate / Debt Collector (27 Dec 1686). Ct Records; Widow Whiting, wife of Merchant Major Whiting of Hartford, won a suit against Balthazar for non payment of a debt. 

                                                  |        |                | Alice _?_   

                                                  |        |        | Stephen DeWolfe  b. @ 1650 Hartford Co, CT d. 17 Oct 1702 New London Co. CT He fought in King Philip's War  KING PHILIP'S WAR

                                                  |        |        |    m. bef 1690 New London Co., CT

                                                  |        |        |        | Lewis Jones b.1635 d. Bef 2 Jun 1696 Saybrook CT (prob @1665)

                                                  |        |        |        |     m. 4 Dec 1660 Wethersfield CT

                                                  |        |        |        |        | Henry Palmer  b.1615 Parham, Somerset, Eng d. 29 Nov 1661 Yarmouth MA  A carpenter

                                                  |        |        |        |        |    m. 3 Nov 1635 Watertown MA

                                                  |        |        |        |        | Katherine _?_ b.1624 "Of Wethersfield" CT d. 7 Apr 1650 Wethersfield CT  

                                                  |        |        |        |        |   Katherine Palmer (1635 - 1650)   

                                                  |        |        |        | Deborah Palmer  b.5 Feb 1642/1643 Wethersfield CT d. Aft Oct 1727 Saybrook CT

                                                  |        |        |        |   Deborah Jones  (1660 - @1665 )

                                                  |        |        |        |   Deborah Burwell  (@1665 - 1697) m. Samuel Burwell, Milford CT

                                                  |        |        |        |   Deborah Champion  (@1697 - ) m. Henry Champion, Lyme CT

                                                  |        |        | Hannah Jones  b. @ 1662 Wethersfield CT  d. 

                                                  |        |        |   Hannah Ransom (1682 - 1690) m. Matthew Ransom CT

                                                  |        |        |   Hannah DeWolfe (1690 - )

                                                  |        | Deborah DeWolfe [De Wolf]  b. 25 July 1690 Lyme CT d.   

                                                  |        |   Deborah Huntley (1707 - )

                                                  | Ruth Huntley  b. 1 Mar 1716/17 Lyme CT d. 15 Jun 1805 Lyme CT

                                                  |   Ruth Huntley

                                         | Aaron Huntley  b. 4 Nov 1758 Lyme CT d. 18 Feb 1819 Antrim NH  He served in Marlow NH's Continental Army and answered the "Lexington Alarm". [History of Marlow, NH]]

                                         |     m. 1775 or 1776 Marlow NH

                                         |                                   | John Huntley  [also father to Aaron Huntley above]

                                         |                                   | Jane Curtis [also mother to Aaron Huntley above]

                                         |                          | Moses Huntley  b. 1 Jul 1652 Boston MA d. @ 1729 Lyme CT [brother to Aaron Huntley above] Baptised by John Eliot

                                         |                          |     m. 18 Jan 1680 Lyme, CT

                                         |                          |                  | Alexander Chappell 

                                         |                          |                  | Johanna Ellet  

                                         |                          |        | George Chappell 

                                         |                          |        | Christian (Christiana) _?_  

                                         |                          | Abigail Chappell  b. 1 Sep 1644 Wethersfield CT  d. between 1686 and 1709 [also mother to William Comstock below]

                                         |                          |   Abigail Comstock (1661 - 1680) m. John Comstock [this is the same John Comstock below]

                                         |                          |   Abigail Huntley (1680 - ) 

                                         |                 | Moses Huntley  b. 31 May 1681 Lyme, CT d. 29 Oct 1757 East Haddam CT [half-brother to William Comstock below]

                                         |                 |     m. 25 Jan 1705/6 New London Co., CT

                                         |                 |        | William Harris  b.@ 1647 Block Island, Newport, RI d. Bef Sep 1693 Lyme CT  A blacksmith

                                         |                 |        |      m.

                                         |                 |        |        | Alexander Innis  b. bef 1632 Scotland d. 9 October 1679 Block Island RI

                                         |                 |        |        |      m. bef 1652 Plymouth MA

                                         |                 |        |        | Catherine _?_  b. 1635 either Ireland or RI d. 

                                         |                 |        |        |   Catherine Innis ( - ) 

                                         |                 |        | Elizabeth Innes  b. 1658 of Newport RI d. Jul 1729

                                         |                 |        |   Elizabeth Harris ( - )

                                         |                 |        |   Elizabeth Smith ( - ) m. Richard Smith

                                         |                 |        |   Elizabeth Alger ( - ) m. Roger Alger

                                         |                 | Rachael Harris  b. 1684 Lyme CT d.   

                                         |                 |   Rachael Huntley (1705/06 - ) 

                                         |        | Benejah [Benjamin, Benegar] Huntley  b. before 1720 East Haddam CT  d. 1776 Lyme CT

                                         |        |   m. 1740 Long Island Co., NY

                                         |        |                          | Edward Howell  b.26 Jul 1584 Marshgibbon, Buckingham, Eng d. 6 Oct 1655 Southampton NY

                                         |        |                          |     m. 7 Apr 1616 Odell, Bedfordshire, England

                                         |        |                          | Frances Paxton  b.1584 d. 2 Feb 1630 Lynn MA

                                         |        |                 | Richard Howell  b.1629 Marsh Gibbon, Buckingham, Eng d. 9 Nov 1709 Southampton NY

                                         |        |                 |     m. bef 1675

                                         |        |                 |                | Peter Hallock  b.1585 Eng d. unknown, Southold NY  Peter Hallock was English, one of the earliest at Southold, his 2nd marriage was to widow Howell who was the mother of Margaret. Peter was born about 1590 or 1600. Peter Hallock is described from family legend in the first published Hallock Genealogy; no evidence with his name on it has been found in the colonies, however.

                                         |        |                 |                | __?__  b. d. 

                                         |        |                 |        | William Hallock  b.@1620 Norfolk Eng d. 29 Sep 1684 Aquebogue NY According to History of Southold Pg 30: " Peter Hallock was probably the father of Wiliam Hallock, and may have come to Southold; but there is only traditional evidence of it. William Hallock, who died on the 28th day of September, 1684, left a record, property, and posterity here. He wrote his name Holyoake. But he was probably the ancestor of all the Hallocks and Hallecks in this country. William Hallock is on the list of 138 earliest settlers in Southold. 

                                         |        |                 |        |     m. @1640  in 1667 had a home lot in the Southold NY settlement. They moved to Aquebogue after receiving an allotment of land in 1661.

                                         |        |                 |        |        | John Howell  b.@1590 Wales d. @1637

                                         |        |                 |        |        |   m. @1620 Eng

                                         |        |                 |        |        | Margaret _?_  b. @1600 d. unknown Southold NY 

                                         |        |                 |        | Margaret Howell  b.24 Nov 1622 Eng d. 9 May 1707 Mattituck NY

                                         |        |                 | Elizabeth Hallock  b. 3 Apr 1642 Suffolk Co., NY d. 29 Jan 1734 Suffolk Co., NY

                                         |        |        | John Howell [Jonathan Howell]  b.24 May 1670 d. 17 Mar 1741 Middle Island, NY

                                         |        |        |     m. aft 1708

                                         |        |        | Hannah Parshall [or Hannah Corwin] b.13 Mar 1678 Mattituck (Southold) NY  d. 15 May or Mar 1768

                                         |        |        |   Hannah Howell  () - )

                                         |        | Esther Howell  b. @ 1717 East Haddam CT d. @ 1775 New London Co., CT

                                         | Rachel Huntley  b. 1746 Lyme CT d. 17 Mar 1839 Antrim NH

                              | Nehemiah Huntley  b. 6 Jul 1776 Marlow NH d. 6 Sep 1859 Marlow NH

                              |     m. Nehemiah was married to Amanda's sister, Elizabeth, and lived on Marlow Hill. Henry Comstock was born out of wedlock, and seems to have taken his mother Amanda's surname. Amanda Comstock eventually married Calvin Astor Miller and had 2 children with him: Isaiah and Lucettie. It was Isaiah's wife, Emma Gassett Miller, who related Henry's parentage to her niece, Lucy E. Smith, the woman who wrote to my great grandmother, Vera Comstock Pitcher, telling her these and other facts. You can read the letter by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

                              |                                               | William Comstock  b. @1593 Eng  d.@1683 Wethersfield CT  Wm. was 1 of 26 commanded by Capt. John Mason who took the Pequot Fort at Mystic CT 26 May 1637.  For a chronology of the Pequot War, go here. For Mason's account, go here. Richard Mylls was plaintiff against Willi Combstocke and John Sadler, defendants, in an action for slander, i Aug., 1644, before the Court of Elections, Hartford, to the damage of 200 pounds. At Pequot (later New London), 13 June, 1655, William Comstock and others agree to accept judgment of Court of Magistrates sitting at Pequot, and in matter of gifts, grants, or rights of land at Pequot. William Comstock at New London town meeting ю Nov., 1650, voted to cooperate with John Winthrop in erecting a corn- mill. In July, 1651, with others he "wrought" on mill-dam. PEQUOT WAR

                              |                                               |     m. @1628   Emigrated @1635.

                              |                                               | Elizabeth Daniel b.1605  d.aft. 1665 Wethersfield CT

                              |                                      | John Comstock  b. @1624 England  d.1680 Lyme CT Came to Weymouth MA in 1639. H.enry Russell of Weymouth, Mass., in his will of 28 Nov., 1639, gives to his wife "the remainder of his time to be served by my servant John Comstock." John was probably an indentured servant at that time.

                              |                                      |     m. 1661 Wethersfield CT  Settled in eastern part of Saybrook, CT

                              |                                      |                 | Alexander Chappell  b. 13 Nov 1583 Bath Abbey Bath Eng  d.1621 Barnstable Devon England

                              |                                      |                 |      m. 26 Jan 1608 at Barnstable England

                              |                                      |                 | Johanna Ellet  b. 1587 Barnstable Devon England  d.

                              |                                      |        | George Chappell  b. 28 Apr 1616 London England  d.1682 New London CT 

                              |                                      |        |       Emigrated on the ship CHRISTIAN in 1635

                              |                                      |        |       Geo was 1 of 26 commanded by Capt. John Mason who took the Pequot Fort at Mystic CT 26 May 1637

                              |                                      |        |     m. ?

                              |                                      |        | Christian _?_  b.1605/1627 England  d.1649/50 prob Wethersfield CT 

                              |                                      | Abigail Chappell  b.1 Sep 1644 Wethersfield CT  d.Feb 1712/13 Wethersfield CT [also mother to Moses Huntley above]

                              |                                      |   Abigail Comstock (1661 - 1680)

                              |                                      |   Abigail Huntley (1680 - ) m. Moses Huntley [This is the same Moses Huntley above]

                              |                             | William Comstock  b. 9 Jan 1669 Lyme CT  d.15 Mar 1728 Lyme CT [half-brother to Moses Huntley above]  "William, son of John Comstock of Lyme, 1 March, 1683, apprentices himself till twenty-one to John Lay the younger. Signed by his mother Abigail Huntley and by Moses Huntley." 

                              |                             |     m. 10 Sep 1695  Lyme CT

                              |                             |                 | John Niles (Knell)  b. @1603 Cardiff Wales d.8 Feb 1693/94 Braintree MA

                              |                             |                 |     m. 1635 in Braintree MA of Dorchester & Braintree MA

                              |                             |                 | Jane Reed (Reade)  b. 1611 St. Peter's, Canterbury, Kent, Eng d.15 Mar 1654 Braintree MA

                              |                             |        | Benjamin Niles  b. 11 Mar 1650/51 Braintree MA d.1712 in Lyme CT

                              |                             |        |     m. 1684 Block Island RI  They removed from Braintree MA to New Shoreham RI later than his brother Nathaniel, but they are mentioned in a return of the Lyme town meeting of 19 Nov 1690.

                              |                             |        | Ruth _?_  b. Abt 1684  d. aft 1721

                              |                             | Naomi Niles  b. 1677 New Shoreham (Block Island) RI  d.1761 Lyme CT

                              |                   | Samuel Comstock  b.1714 Saybrook CT  d.@ 1787 Lyme CT 

                              |                   |      m.1751

                              |                   | Elizabeth _?_  b. 1725 E Haddam CT d.   After Samuel died, married _?_ A.ckley

                              |         | Samuel Comstock  AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR b.1756 Lyme CT d.1843 or 1844 Alstead NH Samuel and his brother Jehiel were in Capt. Jones Militia Company August 24-October 30, 1777. He was a pensioner of Military Service from August 24, 1777 to Oct 1777. 

                              |         |    m. 18 Feb 1787 Marlow NH  

                              |         |                                                   | Robert Royce  b.  d. 

                              |         |                                                   | Margaret Hamlin (Hamlyn) b.  d.  

                              |         |                                           | Robert Royce  b. 1594 Martock, Somerset, Eng  d. September 22, 1676 New London, CT 

                              |         |                                           |     m. June 4, 1624 Martock, Somerset, England

                              |         |                                           |        | John Sims  b.?  d.? 

                              |         |                                           |        | Sara Baker  b.?  d.? 

                              |         |                                           | Mary Sims  b.@1609 Long Sutton, Somerset, Eng  d.1698 Wallingford, CT 

                              |         |                                   | Jonathan Royce  b. 1638 Martlock, Somerset, Eng  d. September 1690 Norwich, CT 

                              |         |                                   |     m. June 4, 1660 Norwich, New London, CT

                              |         |                                   |        | Hugh Calkins  b.1600 Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales  d. Jun 1690 Norwich, CT

                              |         |                                   |        |    m. 1627 England

                              |         |                                   |        | Ann Eaton  b.1605 Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales d.Jun 1688 Norwich, CT

                              |         |                                   | Deborah Calkins  b.March 18, 1642/43 Gloucester, MA  d. October 2, 1723 Lebanon, CT 

                              |         |                          | Jonathan Royce  b. August 1678 Norwich, CT d. April 28, 1725 Norwich, CT 

                              |         |                          |     m. March 1699/00 inNorwich, CT

                              |         |                          |                 | Matthew Beckwith b. September 22, 1610 Ponteferact, Yorkshire, Eng d. 1682 Lyme, CT.  [also father to Nathaniel and John Beckwith below] Matthew and Mary owned large tracts of land along the Niantic River, in Lyme, granted to him by Gov. Wentworth. Had a barque, Endeavor, built for them which Matthew used to trade goods with Barbados. It was the first barque built and launched in New London. Matthew was apparently walking on a very dark night along a cliff of rocks where he slipped and fell to his death. He was 70.

                              |         |                          |                 |   m.   Emigrated before 1639 Resided Saybrook, Hartford, Branford, Lyme

                              |         |                          |                 | Mary Lynde  b.Abt. 1625  d. Bef. 1691 [also mother to Nathaniel and John Beckwith below]

                              |         |                          |        | Matthew Beckwith b. 1637 Saybrook CT  d. June 4, 1737 Lyme CT [brother to Nathaniel and John Beckwith below]

                              |         |                          |        |     m.  Guilford, CT

                              |         |                          |        | Sarah _?_  b.  d. Bet. 1685- 1691 

                              |         |                          | Ruth Beckwith  b.  March 14, 1679/80 Lebanon CT  d.

                              |         |                 | Nehemiah Royce  b. March 6, 1714/15 Norwich CT  d.  Marlow NH  "It is reasonable to suppose that the very few of the grantees of the town ever intended to endure the hardships incident to the settlement of a new township, for only three, W.ILLIAM N.OYES, S.AMUEL G.USTIN and NEHEMIAH ROYCE, ever became actual settlers." [http://www.nh.searchroots.com/documents/History_Marlow_NH.txt]

                              |         |                 |     m.

                              |         |                 |                          | Edmund Jean De La Tacque AUGUSTINE  b.Oct 1597 Le Tacque,St.Owens,Isle of Jersey,Eng d.12 Nov 1674 Le Tacque....Eng

                              |         |                 |                          |     m.

                              |         |                 |                          | Esther le ROSSIGNOL b.25 Jan 1612, Le Tacque,St.Owens,Isle of Jersey,Eng  d.25 Jun 1672 Le Tacque...

                              |         |                 |                 |John Gustine  b.9 Jan 1647 Le Tacque,St.Owens,Isle of Jersey,Eng d. 3 Jul 1719 Portland Me 

                              |         |                 |                 |    m. 10 Jan 1678, Marboro, MA

                              |         |                 |                 |        |John Browne b.1631 Suffolk Eng   bap. 28 Aug 1631  d. 20 Nov 1697 Watertown MA 

                              |         |                 |                 |        |   m. 24 Feb 1655, Boston MA

                              |         |                 |                 |        |        |Thomas Makepeace b.22 Sep 1595 Daventry Eng  d. 1 Aug 1667 Emig'd 1635. Boston MA  From the Boston Town Records: 25 Sept 1637, “it is agreed that Mr. Thomas Makepeace shall have a houseplott and gardingplace.” “It appeared by a Writing dated the first day of August, 1638, that Mr. John Underhill hath surrendered unto Mr. Thomas Makepeace, of Dorchester, his house in Boston with an hundred akers of upland ground at Muddy River and ten acrs of meadow or marsh ground there, and his share of Woodland in the Ilands with a garding at the house and another behind Mr. Parker’s house to the quantity of halfe an acre...” etc. Known in his time of a man of quite independent opinions. He was informed by the Court in 1639, that "Because of his novile disposition was informed wee were weary of him vnlesse hee reforme." He was a man of prominence and was referred to as Mr. A patent holder of Dover NH. He appeared first in records in 1637 in Boston, "It is agreed that Mr. Thomas Makepeace shall have a house plot and garden place." and he located on Hanover St near Court. The next year he is shown to have been a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company established that year. In 1641, he was living at Dorchester where he owned lands; it was at about this time that he married at the First Church, Boston, Mrs. Elizabeth Mellowes as his second wife. In Dorchester, he was a supporter of a free school. In 1648, he is mentioned in the Dedham records and has apparently moved there: "a warrant be mad wherby the Constable shall leauye of Thoep Cushion 10s 2d for the meeting house rate. Tho Makepiece 3. for that Rate allso. & Tho Makepiece & Joh Bearstoe 10s for fine". At this point he was living in Dedham, because in 1649 he is listed on the Country Rate. In 1654, Thomas was in the "Narraganset Expedition" against the Indians, for which he received pay from the treasury of the Massachusetts Bay. His will on record in the Probate Office in Boston, was dated 30 June 1666. Thomas Makepeace had come from England, according to his statement in his will passing to his eldest son a house and land in England to which he was an heir. No records have been located to indicate from which part of England he came.

                              |         |                 |                 |        |        |         m. 1620, Alerkton Oxford Eng

                              |         |                 |                 |        |        |Alice Brasier b.@ 1597 Somerset Eng   d. @1638 Eng

                              |         |                 |                 |        |Ester (Hester) Makepeace b.21 Jul 1634 Bristol Somerset Eng  d. 24 Apr 1685 Boston MA

                              |         |                 |                 | Elizabeth Browne b.26 Mar 1657 Cambridge MA  d. 3 Jul 1720 Falmouth Me 

                              |         |                 |        | Samuel Gustin (Gustine)  b.1681, Falmouth Me  d.  Lyme, CT

                              |         |                 |        |     m. 26 Jun 1712, Stonington CT

                              |         |                 |        |                                  | Thomas Shawe b.  Eng d. 

                              |         |                 |        |                                  | Elizabeth Longbotham b.  Eng d. 

                              |         |                 |        |                          | Abraham Shawe  b. 14 Nov 1585 Northowram Yorkshire Eng d. 10 Oct 1638 Dedham MA or 1639 Weymouth MA  From The English Origins of New England Families, From the Historical and Genealogical Register selected by Gary Boyd Rogers, pages 152-154, Vol III, Published 1985, Re article "Abraham Shaw of Dedham" by H. Minot Pitman who cites The American Genealogist (TAG), Vol 57 (1981), pp. 85-87: For many years it was believed Abraham was the illegitimate son of Janet/Jenet Shaw and Abraham Dobson of Halifax, York Co., England as reported by Pitman. [NEHGR CVI (1952) 50-52] The recent discovery and translation of the will of Thomas Shaw of Halifax and his daughter Sarah Shaw by Bierbrier indicates they were father and sister of Abraham of Dedham. The wills proved Abraham Shaw, a legitimate son of Thomas and Elizabeth Shaw, resided in Northowrom, Halifax, York Co, England "two months before the marriage of Abraham Shaw the emigrant" to Bridget Best. R.F. Shaw in TG 10 says these wills explain the "mystery" of how Abraham "could have acquired property in Halifax [NEHGR 48 (1894) 346; 49 (1894); 105 (1952) 50-52]." After extensive research of land records in Halifax Parish by R.F. Shaw "definitive evidence" was found to link Abraham to Thomas and his grandfather Christopher through the tracing of a parcel of land. Also the given names of Abraham's siblings: Sarah, Susan, Joseph, Jonas, and Martha are very similar to the names of his own children: Joseph, Grace, Martha, Maria (Mary), John and Susannah. Another point in favor of Thomas Shaw as father of Abraham is the mentioning of a Henry Beste in Thomas' will as a friend and a supervisor. Henry Best was the father-in-law of Abraham.  From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: ABRAHAM, b.Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng., settled at Watertown, Mass., 1636, removed to Dedham, Mass., 1638, two years later to Cambridge, Mass. On 21 Feb 1636, "Whereas Abraham Shawe is Resolved to erect a Cornemill in our towne of Dedham, we do grant vnto him Free liberty soe to doe. And for that purpose we haue nowe assigned... Samuel Morse [of the Gilman line] [et.al.]... to accompany him & his workmen to fynd out a convenient place And viewe what Fitting is about yt place soe fownd for yt purpose: As also to order everything concrneing ye pfecting of ye same." [p.27-8] On 23 March 1636-7 [p.28] there is another entry: "Wheras ther hath ben made some pposicons by Abraham Shawe for ye erecting of a Corne Mill in our Towne. We doe now grante vnto ye sayd Abraham Sixty Acres of Land to belong vnto ye sayd Mill soe erected pvided allwayes yt the same be a Water Mill, els not... " etc. Abraham Shaw is much present in the early Dedham town records, being one of the most affluent proprietors. 

                              |         |                 |        |                          |     m. 24 Jun 1616

                              |         |                 |        |                          | Elizabeth (Bridget) Best  b.9 Apr 1592 Holdsworth Yorkshire Eng  d. 1649 Dedham MA

                              |         |                 |        |                 | Thomas Shaw  b.1622 of Charlestown MA  d. 1671 or 7 Jan 1701 or 17 Jul 1707 Stonington CT

                              |         |                 |        |                 | Mary __?__ b. @1626 Charlestown MA d. aft 1656 

                              |         |                 |        |        | Daniel Shaw  b.15 Jan 1650/51 Wethersfield CT d.17 Sep 1710 Stonington CT

                              |         |                 |        |        |      m. 17 Sep 1678

                              |         |                 |        |        | Ruth Williams b. 16 Jul 1649 Stonington CT  d. 1729 

                              |         |                 |        | Abigail Shaw b.BEF 2 Jun 1695 Wequetequock (Stonington) CT  d. 

                              |         |                 | Abigail Gustin  b. 12 Mar 1711/12 Stonington CT  d. after 1765 

                              |         |         | Samuel Royce  b. 13 May 1740 Lyme CT  d. 30 June 1802 Marlow NH

                              |         |         |   m.

                              |         |         |                         | Matthew Beckwith   [also father to Matthew above and Nathaniel below]

                              |         |         |                         | Mary Lynde  [also mother to Matthew above and Nathaniel below]

                              |         |         |                | John Beckwith  b. @ 1665 Lyme CT  d. 8 Dec 1757 Lyme CT [brother to Matthew above and Nathaniel below]

                              |         |         |                |     m. 1688 in New London, CT

                              |         |         |                |                 | Oliver Maynwaring, gentleman  b.  d. 14 Mar 1672

                              |         |         |                |                 |    m. 1618

                              |         |         |                |                 |        | Henry Ese 

                              |         |         |                |                 |        | Lovedy Moyle  of Clyst Formizon, alias Sowton, co. Devon

                              |         |         |                |                 | Prudence Esse  b.  d. 

                              |         |         |                |        | Oliver Manwaring  bap.16 Mar 1633 Dawlish, Devonshire Eng  d. 3 Nov 1723 New London CT at age 89  He was a mariner who first appeared in Boston in 1662. He was then about twenty-nine years of age and must have brought money with him, as it appears from the records that he purchased a plot of ground in that town. The date of his marriage to Hannah Raymond, daughter of Richard Raymond of Salem, [1634] and afterwards Saybrook [1664], is unknown, but there is a record which states that on Nov. 3, 1664, Joshua Raymond purchased a house, home-lot and other land in New London "for Oliver Manwaring, his brother-in-law." The marriage must, therefore, have taken place between 1662 and 1664."

                              |         |         |                |        |   m. 1666 New London CT

                              |         |         |                |        |        | Richard Raymond  b.1602 Dunmow or Halstead, Eng d. 12 May 1692 Old Saybrook CT "A founder of Norwalk, CT" A mariner, fisherman, costal trader.  Removed from Salem to Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut in 1662 and from there to Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut in 1663. He was among those who joined the Salem church before December 1636  and presumably before May 14, 1634 based on date of freemanship (May 14, 1634 (as "Rich: Raymond") In the Salem land grant of 1636, "Ricd Raymt" received one hundred eighty acres in the freemen's lands (or perhaps sixty acres) He had two cows in the town herd in 1657 On August 27, 1660 "Richard Rayment of Salem, mariner," sold to Walter Price one-quarter of the ketch Hopewell of Salem, now at anchor in Boston harbor, for a year and a day. On August 10, 1662 "Richard Rayment of Salem, mariner," sold to John Gardner of Salem two and a quarter acres of salt marsh; signed by "Richard Rayment" and "Judeth Rayment" [ELR 2:48]. 

                              |         |         |                |        |        |   m. 14 May 1634 Salem MA

                              |         |         |                |        |        | Judith Williams  b.@1612  d. 

                              |         |         |                |        | Hannah Raymond  bap. 12 Feb 1642/43 Salem MA  d. 18 Dec 1717 New London CT  She was connected with Rev S.imon B.radstreet's First Church of Christ in New London.

                              |         |         |                | Prudence Manwaring  b.1671 New London CT  d. 17 Nov 1740 New London CT

                              |         |         |        | Richard Beckwith  b. @1703 East Lyme,  CT  d. ? New London CT

                              |         |         |        |     m. 4 Aug 1728

                              |         |         |        |                          | Miles Moore b.  d. 1680 New London CT  Joined the church at Milford, 8 Feb 1650/51 

                              |         |         |        |                          |      Probably came from Eng. They removed to New London, 1656 or 1657

                              |         |         |        |                          | Isabel Joyner b.  d.  Joined on 29 Nov 1640 with the annotation: "Married since to Miles Moore."

                              |         |         |        |                 | Abel Moore Bapt. 15 Feb 1651/52, Milford, CT d. 

                              |         |         |        |                 |      m. 22 Sep 1670

                              |         |         |        |                 |       | Robert Hempstead b.1613 Steeple Bumstead, Essex, Eng d. 1654/1655

                              |         |         |        |                 |       |     m. 1658 New London CT

                              |         |         |        |                 |       |               | Allan Willie b. Eng d. 1640 Boston MA

                              |         |         |        |                 |       |               |     m. 1612 Wales, Wiltshire, Eng

                              |         |         |        |                 |       |               | Alice _?_ b. d.   

                              |         |         |        |                 |       |       | Isaac Willie b. 1614 Wales, Wiltshire, Engd. 1685 New London CT  Isaac Willie was in Boston, Massachusetts, as early as 1640. He removed to Charlestown, Massachusetts, and in 1645 joined John Winthrop in Pequot (now New London), Connecticut. He was the sixth on the list of grantees of that town. His house lot was on Mill Brook at the foot of Post Hill, he later removed to a farm at the head of the Nahantic River. In a town meeting held February 25, 1647, he was chosen with four others " to act in all Toune affairs", at this same meeting he was given land for a "planting lot". In May, 1649, "with certain individuals at Pequot," he is charged by the General Court as "resisting a constable and letting go an Indian commited to their charge." He was made a freeman in 1669, Apparently was not a member of the church at Pequot, as his wife, Jonanna, was notified in 1667 "to attend public worship and to bring her children thither." On November 29, 1669, Isaac Willie with three others was appointed "to lay out the King's Highway between New London and the head of the Niantick River." In August, 1671, he was a participant in the trouble arising out of the disputed lands between New London and Lyme, and was among those charged with "attempts by violence to drive Mr. Matthew Griswold and Lieut. Wm. Waller off their lands. "

                              |         |         |        |                 |       |       |     m. 1670 Boston MA

                              |         |         |        |                 |       |       | Joanna Lutten [Anna, Hannah] b. 1618 Eng d. bef. 1672 New London CT

                              |         |         |        |                 |       | Joanna Willie b. 1638 New London CT d. 1660 New London CT  

                              |         |         |        |                 | Hannah Hempstead b. 11 Apr 1652 New London CT d. 26 Apr 1720

                              |         |         |        |        | John Moore Bapt. 7 Aug 1684 New London, CT  d. June 13, 1758 Lyme CT

                              |         |         |        |        |     m. 25 Sep 1704 New London CT

                              |         |         |        |        |                 | Matthew Beckwith   [also father to Matthew and John above]

                              |         |         |        |        |                 | Mary Lynde   [also mother to Matthew and John above]

                              |         |         |        |        |        | Nathaniel Beckwith  b.@ 1656 Lyme CT  d.@ Dec 1725 Lyme CT [brother to Matthew and John above]

                              |         |         |        |        |        | Martha _?_  b.  d. 

                              |         |         |        |        | Elizabeth Beckwith  b.@ 1685 New London CT  d. 31 July 1722 New London CT

                              |         |         |        | Hannah Moore  b.  d. 

                              |         |         | Rebecca Beckwith  b. June 1742 Alstead, NH  d. 

                              |         | Hester Royce  b.24 Apr 1770 Alstead NH  d.16 June 1820 Marlow NH

                              | Amanda Comstock  b.1811 Marlow NH  d.4 June 1894 Marlow NH; burial in Marlow, NH. Her son Henry was born out of wedlock. She married C.alvin M.iller (30 Sept 1805 Alstead-21 April 1866 Marlow) on 17 Aug 1841 in Lempster, NH (married by S.amual C.ushing, clergyman); they were living in Marlow, NH, and they had 2 children of this marriage. In the 1850 census, the family lived in Marlow, NH, with children Lucetta (5) and Isaiah (3). In the 1870 census, she is living in Marlow NH with her son Isaiah (the online record for the church of Latter Day saints has her listed as "Meller" in error). In this census, her son's name is erroneously recorded as "Josiah" but it is clearly Isaiah at age 22. Interestingly, listed next in the census (in the order in which houses were visited, a.k.a., the neighbors) are the A.dams family in which is listed their house servant, Emma Gasset, age 16, who (according to the letter provided at the bottom of this page) married I.saiah M.iller and who was the source of information for Henry Comstock's parentage. In the 1880 census, she lived alone in Marlow, NH, "widowed" and "keeping house". 

                   | Henry Alonzo Comstock CIVIL WAR/UNION b.29 Apr 1832 Marlow NH  d. 11 Aug 1892 Acworth NH  Served for the Union in the American Civil War. Henry was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor VA on June 8, 1864 but continued to serve until he mustered out 15 July, 1865. In the 1860 census, he single and living in Andover VT. In 1870 census, the family was living in Acworth, NH, and Henry is listed as "works in saw mill". In the 1880 census, the family was living in Acworth, NH; he was listed as a farmer.

                   |     m. 7 Mar 1857 Windham VT

                   |                                                                                         | John Cram  b.1537 Wells in Alford Eng bur.28 May 1599 Alford, Lincoln Eng

                   |                                                                                         | __?__  b.  d.

                   |                                                                               | Thomas Cram  b.26 Oct 1567 Alford Leicaster Eng d. 30 Mar 1639 Bilsby Eng

                   |                                                                               | Jane _?_  b. 1567 Bilsby Leicaster Eng  d.17 Feb 1612 Bilsby

                   |                                                                     | John Cram [Gramme, Crambe]  chr. 29 Jan 1596 Bilsby Eng d. 5 Mar 1682 Hampton Falls NH  They are first found near Boston at Muddy River where their house lot was bounded in Jan 1637/8. However, there is a "John Crame" who signed a church document in Exeter NH in 1640 [History of Exeter, p17], which aligns with the birth of his son. The Hampton town clerk recorded at his death on 5 Mar. 1682: 'good old John Cram, one just in his generation.' The History of Exeter (p24) says this: John Cram probably began to live in Boston as early as 1635, and in 1637 was assigned sixteen acres of land at Muddy River (Brookline). At the first division o flands in Exeter, he was no doubt settled there, as he was allotted eight acres and 40 poles of upland..." From the Boston Town Records: 8 Jan (11th month) 1637, “John Cramme, [is allotted] sixteen acrs: bounded on the south-West with…”

                   |                                                                     |    m. 8 Jun 1624 Bilsby Leicaster England

                   |                                                                     | Hester White  b. 1598 Newcastle Eng  d. 16 May 1677 Hampton Falls NH

                   |                                                           | Thomas Cram  b. 1644 Exeter NH d. 1751 Hampton NH. Thomas received land from his father at the age of 30, as recorded in Hampton, from The Essex Antiquarian: "John Cram (his x  mark) of Hampton, planter, for love, to my son Thomas Cram of Hampton all my land in Hall's farm, in Salisbury, which I bought of John E---- of Salisbury, being lot 2; also, meadow laid out to me accoring to my purchase from Jno Easton; also, my 40 acres of land granted at yes new plantation by ye town of Hampton, 27:2:1674."

                   |                                                           |    m. 20 Dec 1681 Hampton NH

                   |                                                                                       |Peter Weare  b. 1567 d. 1653

                   |                                                                                       |__?__ b. ?  d. ?

                   |                                                           |                   |Nathaniel Weare  b. @1600 Eng d. 1 Mar 1680 Nantucket MA

                   |                                                           |                   | m. 1629 Rockingham NH

                   |                                                                             |Sarah _?_ b. 1606 (of Nantucket MA)  d. 1682 Nantucket MA

                   |                                                           |         |Nathaniel Weare  b. 1631 Eng d. 13 May 1718 Hampton Falls NH

                   |                                                           |         | m. 3 Dec 1656 Newbury MA

                   |                                                           |         |         |Richard Swan  b. 1600 Eng d. 15 May 1678 Rowley  His will  After Elizabeth died, Richard married Anne [Gott?] Hopkinson, widow of Michael Hopkinson, both in the Warren line.

                   |                                                           |         |         |    m. 

                   |                                                           |         |         |Elizabeth Basselle b. 1605  d. 1657

                   |                                                           |         |Elizabeth Swaine b. 9 Oct 1638 Newbury MA  d. 10 Feb 1712 Hampton Falls NH

                   |                                                           | Elizabeth Weare  b. 5 Jan 1657 Newbury NH  d. 

                   |                                                 | John Cram  b. 12 Jan 1685/6 Hampton Falls NH d. 1759 Amherst NH [also father to Sarah Cram in the Hood line]

                   |                                                 |    m. 18 Feb 1707 Andover MA  John and Sarah moved from Hampton Falls to Lyndeborough, NH, in 1737, and were among the first settlers in that town. At a meeting held on the 26th day of December, 1738, "Voted, that Mr. John Cram have twenty pounds in bills of credit and the lot No. 39 in the second division of lots if he build and keep in repair a good and sufficient saw-mill for fifteen years, to be finished before the last day of August next."

                   |                                                 |                             |Thomas Holt  b. 1576 Romsey Hampshire Eng d. Romsey

                   |                                                 |                             |   m. @1604 Romsey Hampshire Eng

                   |                                                 |                             |__?__ b. 1568 d. ?

                   |                                                 |                   |Nicholas Holt b. 19 Oct 1602 Ramsey Hampshire Eng d. 30 Jan 1684/5 Andover MA [also father to Elizabeth Holt in the Gilman  and Hood lines]

Landing in Boston in the spring of 1635, after a voyage of fifty-eight days from England, Nicholas Holt, a young man of thirty-three, took his family along the shore to Newbury, where they lived more than a year before settling in Andover. The family left England 6 Apr 1635 on the ship "James". "Nicholas Holte" is listed on the ship's passenger list as a tanner. In 1662, Nicholas had the 3rd largest lot in Andover. He had owned land in Newbury before moving to Andover. He had 110 acres in Newbury, then at least 457 in Andover. "At some time prior to 1675, Holt removed his family from the village and built a house on his third division of land in the area which was later to become th eSouth Parish. Altho a small portion of his land still laly to the north and west of the old village center, the greatest part of his estate lay in a reasonably compact farm south of his new house. Holt owned no land outside of Andover and he acquired very little beside the original division grants from the town. This land eventually provided settlemetns for all of his sons... With the exception of two daughters who married in the late 1650s, the Holt family remained together on their farm until 1669, when the two oldest sons and the eldest daughter married... The second son, Henry, married and was also given land to build upon in the third division. Neither Samuel nowr Henry was given a deed to the land which htey settled upon. Thier marriages and their establishment of separate households left thier three younger brothers still living with their aging father and stepmother, as well as their stepbrothers and sisters... Nicholas Holt eventually decided to relinquish his control over his property by giving his sons legal titles to the lands which they lived upon and farmed. In a deed of gift dated Feb 14, 1681, he conveyed to his eldest son, Samuel, one-half of his third division, 'the Said land on which the said Samuels House now Stands' and which had the land of his brother, Henry, adjoining on the west, as well as an additional 130 acres of upland from the fourth division, several parcels of meadow, and all privileges accompanying these lands. In return for this gift, Samuel, then forty years old and married almost twelve years, promised to pay his father for his maintenance so long as 'his naturall life Shall Continue,' the sum of twenty shillings a year. Ten months later, Nicholas Holt converyed almost exactly the same amount of land to his second son, Henry, and also obligated him to pay twenty shilling syearly for his maintenance... Not until Nicholas Holt's death at the end of January in 1686 could his sons consider themselves fully independent of their aged father. He must have died content in the knowledge that all of his sons had been established on farms fashioned out of his own ample estate in Andover..." from Four Generations: Population, Land, and Family in Colonial Andover, Massachusetts, by Philip J. Greven, Jr.

                   |                                                 |                   |   m. 1624 Hampshire Eng

                   |                                                 |                   |                   |Richard Shorte b. @1555 Chesham Buckingham Eng d. ?

                   |                                                 |                   |                   |Agnes _?_ b. ? d. ?A

                   |                                                 |                   |         |Henry Short(e) b. 9 Aug 1584 Chesham Buckingham Eng d. 3 Feb 1672 Newbury MA

                   |                                                 |                   |         |   m. 1602   [Henry may have come over on the ship Mary & John

                   |                                                 |                   |         |__?__ b. 1584 Eng d. 22 Mar 1648 Andover MA

                   |                                                 |                   |Elizabeth Short b. 1606 Eng d. 6 Nov 1656 Andover MA [also mother to Elizabeth Holt in the Gilman and Hood lines

                   |                                                 |         |Henry Holt b. 1644 Andover MA d. 17 Jan 1718/9 Andover MA [brother to Elizabeth Holt in the Gilman and Hood lines]

                   |                                                 |         |   m. 24 Feb 1698/9 Andover MA

                   |                                                 |         |                                       |Phillip Ballerd b. 1517 Southwell d. Southwell

                   |                                                 |         |                                       |           m. @1536 

                   |                                                 |         |                                       |        |Edward fitz William b. @1518 Southwell d. 

                   |                                                 |         |                                       |        |__?__ b. ? d. ?

                   |                                                 |         |                                       |Joanna fitz William b. 1530 Southwell d. ?

                   |                                                 |         |                             |William Ballerd b. 1557 Southwell d. 1605 Southwell

                   |                                                 |         |                             | m. 1579 Southwell Nottinghamshire Eng

                   |                                                 |         |                             |         |William Townsend b. @1522 Broad Chalk Wiltshire d. [also father to Thomas Townsend below]

                   |                                                 |         |                             |         |   m. 15 Jul 1544 Calne Wiltshire Eng

                   |                                                 |         |                             |         |Margaret Rosar b. 1526 Broad Chalk Eng d.  [also mother to Thomas Townsend below]

                   |                                                 |         |                             |Anne Townsend b. @1558 Welby Nott'ham Eng d. bef 1605 Southwell [sister to Thomas Townsend below]

                   |                                                 |         |                   |Henry Ballerd b. @1575 St Mary, Southwall Nott'ham d. @1642 Warwick VA

                   |                                                 |         |                   |    m. 1599 Eng (Henry and Elizabeth were 1st cousins)

                   |                                                 |         |                   |                   |William Townsend [also father to Anne Townsend above]

                   |                                                 |         |                   |                   |Margaret Rosar [also mother to Anne Townsend above]

                   |                                                 |         |                   |         |Thomas Townsend b. 26 Feb 1551 Broad Chalk d. 1605 Southwell [brother to Anne Townsend above]

                   |                                                 |         |                   |         |     m. 1579 Southwell Nottinghamshire Eng

                   |                                                 |         |                   |         |__?__ b. d. 

                   |                                                 |         |                   |Elizabeth Townsend b. 1577 Tenterton Kent Eng d. bef 1637 Southwell Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |William Ballard b. 12 Aug 1603 Southwell Nottingham Eng d. 10 Jul 1689 Andover MA   

Came to New England on the July 1635 trip of the ship "James". Listed as "husbandman" with his first wife Elizabeth and their dau Hester and son "Jo." William and Grace were among the first settlers of Andover, MA. William Ballard died intestate; his 3 sons agreed to divide the estate among themselves "as Equally as they could" and agreed to give their elderly mother, Grace, a room in her own house and to care for her as long as she remained a widow, thus adhering voluntarily to a common practice for the provision of widows. The inventory of his estate (23 Oct 1689) valued the land at £150 and the personal estate at about £57. He had no money and no debts.

                   |                                                 |         |         |    m. @1647 Andover MA

                   |                                                 |         |         |                   |Francis Berwick b. @1568 Bristol  Eng d. 

                   |                                                 |         |         |                   |    m. @1592 Bristol Gloucestershire Eng 

                   |                                                 |         |         |                   |__?__ b. d. 

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |Thomas Berwick b. 1594 Bristol  Eng d.  Andover MA

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |  m. 1616 Bristol Gloucestershire Eng 

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                                                           |Walter Blount 

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                                                           |  Walter is descended from Charlemagne.

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                                                           |Margaret Clinton 

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                                                 |Roger Blount b.@1464 Eldersfield d.1542

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                                                 |  m. Eldersfield Worcester Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                                                 |_?_ Parnelle b. 1468 Pitstow Eng 

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                                       |William Blount b. @1486 Eldersfield Eng d. 1546 Bristol Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                                       |  m. @1511 Bristol Gloucestershire Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                                       |Joane Horne b. 1488 Eldersfield Eng 

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                             |John Blount b. @1530 Eldersfield Eng d. 1598 Bristol Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                             |  m. @1555 Bristol Gloucestershire Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                             |Joane Snead b. 1519 Stanton Eng 

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                   |John Blount b. @1560 Bristol  Eng d. 1598 Bristol Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |                   |Jane Lacy b. 1565 Bristol Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |         |Francis Blount b. @1576 Bristol  Eng d. 1618 Worcester Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |         |   m. 1596 Bristol Gloucestershire Eng 

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |         |Margaret Hunbury b. 1576 Bristol Eng d. 1630 Bristol Eng

                   |                                                 |         |         |         |Ann Blount b. 1597 Bristol Eng d. ?

                   |                                                 |         |         |Grace Berwick b. 12 Dec 1617 Bristol Gloucs. Eng d. 27 Apr 1694 Andover MA

                   |                                                 |         |Sarah Ballard b. 15 Jul 1652 Andover MA d. bef 25 Nov 1733 Andover MA

                   |                                                 | Sarah Holt  b. 17 Jun 1678 Andover MA d. 1 Oct 1757 Lyndeborough NH  [also mother to Sarah Cram in the Hood line]

                   |                                       | Jonathan Cram  b. 21 Feb 1708 Hampton Falls NH d. 27 Jan 1790 Lyndeborough NH [brother to Sarah Cram in the Hood line]

                   |                                       |      m. 1 Dec 1732 Billerica MA

                   |                                       |                   |William Chamberlain  b. 1619 England d. 31 May 1706 Billerica, MA

                   |                                       |                   |       Wm. may have emigrated in 1935 to Virginia on the ship Thomas Henry Taverner

                   |                                       |                   |Rebecca Shelley or Addington b. @1627 d. 26 Sep 1692  Cambridge MA  Rebecca died in Prison, probably before being brought to trial for witchcraft. Rebecca became the mother of thirteen children between 13 August 1649 and 27 September 1671. Both she and her husband were able to write although only one of their thirteen children could, which was true for about three-fourths of the children of the pioneers of New England who lived before King Philip's War.

                   |                                       |         |Daniel Chamberlain  b. 27 Sep 1671 Billerica MA d. 22 Nov 1725 Billerica MA

                   |                                       |         |   m. 1694 Billerica Middlesex Co, MA

                   |                                       |         |Mary _?_  b. ? d. ?

                   |                                       | Mary Chamberlain  b. 20 Jan 1706 d. 5 Jan 1776 Lyndeborough NH

                   |                             | Jonathan Cram  b. 8 Jan 1733 Wilmington MA d. Wilton NH

                   |                             |    m. @1759 Wilton NH

                   |                             |                                                                          |Henry FitzWale (1169-1220)

                   |                             |                                                                          |?

                   |                             |                                                                         |Richard FitzWale (1185-1240)

                   |                             |                                                                         |Alice Unknown (c1185-?)

                   |                             |                                                                        |Thomas Wale, Lord of Eydon (?-?)

                   |                             |                                                                        |Alice Unknown (?-?)

                   |                             |                                                                       |William de Puttenham (1215-?)

                   |                             |                                                                       |Alice Unknown (c1215-?)

                   |                             |                                                                      |John FitzWale de Puttenham (1234-1288)

                   |                             |                                                                      |Agnes Unknown (?-?)

                   |                             |                                                                     |John de Puttenham (1270-1303)

                   |                             |                                                                     |Alice Unknown (1272-?)

                   |                             |                                                                    |Roger de Puttenham (1290-?)

                   |                             |                                                                    |Alina Unknown (?-?)

                   |                             |                                                                   |Roger de Puttenham (1320-?)

                   |                             |                                                                   |?

                   |                             |                                                                  |

                   |                             |                                                                  |?

                   |                             |                                                                 |

                   |                             |                                                                 |?

                   |                             |                                                                |John Puttenham

                   |                             |                                                                |Joan Unknown (?-1565)

                   |                             |                                                               |Richard Puttenham (1490-1550s)

                   |                             |                                                              |John Putnam (1515-1573)

                   |                             |                                                              |Joan Unknown (?-1565)

                   |                             |                                                            |Nicholas Putnam b. d.

                   |                             |                                                            |Margaret Goodspeed b. d.

                   |                             |                                                  |John Putnam b.17 Jan 1579/80 Aston Abbots Buckinghamshire d.30 Dec 1662 Salem MA The following account of the death of John Putnam was written in 1733 by his grandson Edward : "He ate his supper, went to prayer with his family and died before he went to sleep."

                   |                             |                                                  |    m.@1611 England  See their modern headstone in Wadsworth Cemetery in Danvers MA (formerly Salem Village)

                   |                             |                                                  |                                                        |Thomas Gould b.  d.

                   |                             |                                                  |                                                        |Elenor _?_  b. d.

                   |                             |                                                  |                                                |Thomas Gould b.@1455 Hemstead Eng  d.@28 Sep1520 Bovington Eng

                   |                             |                                                  |                                                |Joan (Johan) Curtis  b. d.

                   |                             |                                                  |                                      |Richard Gould b.@1479 Bovington Eng  d.29 Aug 1531 Bovington Eng

                   |                             |                                                  |                                      |Joan __?__  b. d.

                   |                             |                                                  |                            |Thomas Gould b.@1500 Bovington Eng  d.Nov 1547 Bovington Eng

                   |                             |                                                  |                            |Alice Mandeville  b. d.

                   |                             |                                                  |                  |Richard Gould b.@1530 Stoke Mandeville Eng  d.1558 Bovington Eng

                   |                             |                                                  |                  |Jane Weden  b. d.

                   |                             |                                                  |        |Richard Gould b.1553 Stoke Mandeville Eng  d.1604 Chesham Eng

                   |                             |                                                  |        |Mary Colder  b. d.

                   |                             |                                                  |Priscilla Gould b.@1585 d.@1668 [Many researchers give Priscilla's name as Deacon, not Gould]

                   |                             |                                        |Nathaniel Putnam b. d.23 Jul 1700 Salem MA

                   |                             |                                        |    m.3 Sep 1652 Salem MA     Click here for a map to Salem village that shows their lot in 1692. Lived in Salem during the Salem witch trials. He testified in defense of R.ebecca N.urse who was hanged. Nathaniel's niece, A.nn P.utnam Jr, was the most-prolific accuser. This is Nathaniel's signature: On December 10, 1688, Lieutenant Nathaniel Putnam was one of four messengers sent to Rev. S.amuel P.arris to obtain his reply to the call of the parish. P.arris was afterwards installed as the minister of the parish, and four years later completely deceived Mr. Putnam in regard to the witchcraft delusion. He saw the family of his brother, T.homas P.utnam, afflicted, and being an upright and honest man himself believed in the disordered imaginings of his grandniece, Ann. But even Nathaniel Putnam could not stand by in silence and see R.ebecca N.urse sacrificed. A curious paper written by him is among those which have been preserved : "Nathaniel Putnam, senior, being desired by F.rancis N.urse, Sr., to give information of what I could say concerning his wife's life and conversation. I, the above said, have known this said aforesaid woman forty years, and what I have observed of her, human frailties excepted, her life and conversation have been to her profession, and she hath brought up a great family of children and educated them well, so that there is in some of them apparent savor of godliness. I have known her differ with her neighbors, but I never knew or heard of any that did accuse her of what she is now charged with.''

                   |                             |                                        |                                                             |William Hutchinson b. d.

                   |                             |                                        |                                                             |Anne Bennet b. d.

                   |                             |                                        |                                                     |Anthony Hutchinson b.@1454 Cowlam Yorkshire d.

                   |                             |                                        |                                                     |       |Robert Harvie b. d.

                   |                             |                                        |                                                     |       |__?__ b. d.

                   |                             |                                        |                                                     |Isabel Harvie b.? d.?

                   |                             |                                        |                                             |Thomas Hutchinson b.Cropwell Butler N'shire d.

                   |                             |                                        |                                             |Mary Drake b.1472 Kinoulton N'shire d.

                   |                             |                                        |                                     |Lawrence Hutchinson b.@1523 Owthorpe N'shire d.9 Oct 1577 Tollerton N'shire

                   |                             |                                        |                                     |   m.@1536 Tollerton Nottinghamshire Eng

                   |                             |                                        |                                     |Isabel __?__ b.@1515 Tollerton d.aft 1577

                   |                             |                                        |                            |Thomas Hutchinson b.@1539 Newwark N'shire d.11 May 1598 Newark

                   |                             |                                        |                            |    m. bef 1598

                   |                             |                                        |                            |__?__ b. d.

                   |                             |                                        |                   |Thomas Hutchinson b.1565 Newark Nottinghamshire d.15 Aug 1618 Arnold N'shire

                   |                             |                                        |                   |  m. @1589 Newark Nottinghamshire Eng

                   |                             |                                        |                   |Alice _?_ b.@1571 Newwark Nottinghamshire d.@1618

                   |                             |                                        |         |Richard Hutchinson b.1602 Arnold Nottinghamshire d.26 Sep 1682 Salem MA [also father to Abigail Hutchinson below]  His date of his birth is ascertained from a deposition on file in the office of the Essex County Court, Salem, Mass., where in a case of Cromwell vs. Ruck, 1660, he states his age as being 58 years. Introduced the first plow brought into this country. His will. From the Boston Town Records: 29 July (5th month) 1639 “there is leave granted to our brother, Edward Hutchinson, the younger, in behalf of his father, William Hutchinson, to sell his house in this Towne to Mr. Richard Hutchinson, of London, lynning draper.”

                   |                             |                                        |         |  m.7 Dec 1627 Cotgrave Nottinghamshire Eng  emigrated 1634

                   |                             |                                        |         |         |Joseph Bosworth b. Holgrave  d.

                   |                             |                                        |         |         |__?__ b. d.

                   |                             |                                        |         |Alice Bosworth b.1605 Southwell Nottinghamshire d.1668 Salem MA [also mother to Abigail Hutchinson below]

                   |                             |                                        |Elizabeth Hutchinson b.bef 30 Aug 1629 Arnold, Nottinghamshire Eng d.24 Jun 1688 Salem MA [sister to Abigail Hutchinson below]

                   |                             |                              |Benjamin Putnam, Capt. b.11 Aug 1662 Salem MA d.@1715 Salem MA    In the diary of Rev. J.oseph G.reen, June, 1707: "News of Captain Putnam having come to Marblehead" ; and "Our country in great confusion, some of the army, and others against it. I went to Boston to ye Governor to release Benjamin Putnam" : but for what reason Captain Putnam was imprisoned can not now be discovered. He was a prominent man in Salem during the witchcraft delusion, among the signatures to the certificate of character of R.ebecca N.urse both those of Benjamin and his wife Sarah are found. In the witch trials, M.ary B.lack was accused and it is stated that she was a slave in Benjamin Putnam's household; she was examined 22 April 1692 and cleared 11 Jan 1693.

                   |                             |                              |    m.25 Aug 1684 Salem MA  Click here for a map to Salem village that shows their lot in 1692

                   |                             |                              |Sarah Tarrant b.? d.21 Dec 1705 Salem MA "One of the mysteries of the Putnam line yet remaining unsolved is the sure identity of Sarah the first wife of Benjamin. Eben Putnam has her maiden name listed as Tarrant but there is proof lacking. According to Read Putnam her name could also be Hannah or Elizabeth. The old Putnam home where the senior Putnam had lived for three generations burned to the ground in the early part of the 1700s, and it is felt this misfortune left us without an accurate record of the time, and a generation before."

                   |                             |                    |Nathaniel Putnam b.25 Aug 1686 Salem MA d.21 Oct 1754 Salem MA  [also father to Ephraim Putnam in the Hood line]

                   |                             |                    |    m.6 Jan [or 24 Jun] 1709/10 Salem MA

                   |                             |                    |                   |Edward Roberts b.@1617 Eng d. 19 Jul 1663 Ipswich MA

                   |                             |                    |                   |  m.@1645 or @1652

                   |                             |                    |                   |Susan Downing b. @1622 Eng d. 25 Sep 1666 Essex MA

                   |                             |                    |         |Ephraim Roberts b.@1655 Ipswich MA d. Haverhill MA

                   |                             |                    |         |     m. 28 Aug 1684 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |                    |         |         |Daniel Hendrick b.@1615 Eng d. 19 Jul 1663 Ipswich MA

                   |                             |                    |         |         |     m. @1641 MA

                   |                             |                    |         |         |Dorothy Pike b.@1618 Langford,Wilts,Eng d. 5 Jun 1659 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |                    |         |Dorothy Hendrick b.31 May 1659 Haverhill MA d. 9 Jan 1701 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |                    |Hannah Roberts (Roberds) b.20 Salem 1685 Salem MA d.1763 Salem MA [also mother to Ephraim Putnam in the Hood line]

                   |                             |          |Jacob Putnam b.9 Mar 1711/12 Salem MA d.10 Feb 1781 Wilton NH  [brother to Ephraim Putnam in the Hood line]

                   |                             |          |                                      |Leonard Harriman  b.1590 or 1595 Yorkshire Eng  bur. Haverhill MA

                   |                             |          |                                      |   m.1620

                   |                             |          |                                      |__?__  b.  d.

                   |                             |          |                             |Leonard Harriman  b.1622  d.6 May 1691 Rowley MA  His Will [also father to Mary Harriman in the Warren line]

                   |                             |          |                             |   m.1647 Rowley MA

                   |                             |          |                             |Margaret Palmer  b.1628 Rowley Eng  d.1676 (bur. 22 Oct) Rowley MA [also mother to Mary Harriman in the Warren line]

                   |                             |          |                   |Matthew Harriman  b.16 Jun 1652 Rowley MA d.1726 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |          |                   |     [brother to Mary Harriman. See the Warren line.]

                   |                             |          |                   |                  |Richard Swan  b.@1600 d.14 May 1678 Rowley MA

                   |                             |          |                   |                  |Mrs. Ann Trumbull  b.@1604 Eng  d.30 Mar 1675

                   |                             |          |                   |         |Robert Swan  b.1627 Rowland Eng  d.11 Feb 1697 Haverhill MA  From the History of Haverhill (Chase) page 118: "At the annual meeting of 1673... Robert Swan was ordered to 'pull down' a ditch he had made across one of the town's highways, or be prosecuted..." And on page 122: "Robert Swan was fixed 20s for being drunk and cursing." Also, on pages 143-145 is record of Robert Swan complaining that land he claimed ownership to he could not legally prove so that he could sell it at his own disposal; the town claimed the land was theirs. The town of Haverhill was notoriously negligient at recording lots --  the irony being that Robert Swan was one of the town's lot layers. Swan seems to have lost his bid.

                   |                             |          |                   |         |        |William Acye  b.18 Mar 1596 d.30 Sep 1690 Rowley MA  

                   |                             |          |                   |         |        |   m.25 Mar 1620 Kirk Ella, Eng   William and Margaret and 3 of their children sought religious freedom with 20 other families sailed on the "John of London" with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers from Hull England to Salem MA.

                   |                             |          |                   |         |        |Margaret Haiton  b.1599  d.12 Feb 1645 Rowley MA  

                   |                             |          |                   |         |Elizabeth Acy  b.1631/2  d.11 Aug 1689 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |          |                   |Elizabeth Swan  b.30 Sep 1653 Methuen MA d.12 Dec 1690 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |          |         |Matthew Harriman  b.26 Jan 1673 Haverhill MA d.28 Oct 1743 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |          |         |    m.19 Dec 1700

                   |                             |          |         |                             |Robert Page  [also father to Thomas Page (Stevens line), Francis Page (Hood line), Margaret Page (Hood line)]

                   |                             |          |         |                             |Lucy Ward  [also mother to Thomas Page ( Stevens line), Francis Page ( Hood line), Margaret Page ( Hood line)]

                   |                             |          |         |                   |John Page  b.6 Feb 1614  d.23 Nov 1687 Haverhill MA [brother to Thomas Page ( Stevens line), Francis Page ( Hood line), Margaret Page ( Hood line)]  From the History of Haverhill (Chase) page 139: In 1683, "John Page was licensed to keep an ordinary in town... At the next court, Page was fined forty shillings for 'selling drink to Indians.'"

                   |                             |          |         |                   |    m.11 Jul 1641 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |          |         |                   |         |George Marche Marsh  b.1592 d.2 Jul 1647 Hingham MA

                   |                             |          |         |                   |         |Elizabeth Key  b.@1596  d.1677 Hingham MA

                   |                             |          |         |                   |Mary Marsh  b.1618 or 1622  d.15 Feb 1697 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |          |         |         |Joseph Page  b.5 Mar 1648 Haverhill MA d.5 Feb 1683 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |          |         |         |      m.2 Dec 1673 Haverhill MA

                   |                             |          |         |         |         |Thomas Dow   [also father to Mary Dow below]

                   |                             |          |         |         |         |Phebe Latly   [also mother to Mary Dow below]

                   |                             |          |         |         |Martha Dow  b.1 Jun 1648 Newbury MA d. aft 1690 Haverhill MA [sister to Mary Dow below]

                   |                             |          |         |Martha Page  b.14 Feb 1680 Haverhill MA d.

                   |                             |          |Susannah Harriman  b.20 Aug 1718 Haverhill MA  d.27 Jan 1776 Wilton MA

                   |                             | Sarah Putnam  b.28 June 1736 Haverhill MA  d.

                   |                   | Jonathan Cram (Jr)  b.18 Nov 1764 Wilton NH  d.20 Oct 1857 Andover VT

                   |                   |                                       |Andrew Greele  b.1617 Nottingham Eng  d.30 Jun 1697 Salisbury MA

                   |                   |                                       |  m. 1643 Salisbury MA 

                   |                   |                                       |         |Joseph Moyse  b. 1597  d.1655 Salisbury MA

                   |                   |                                       |         |  m. 1628 

                   |                   |                                       |         |Hannah Falcord  b. 1601 Eng  d.1655 Salisbury MA

                   |                   |                                       |Mary Moyse  b.1625  d.24 Dec 1703 Salisbury MA

                   |                   |                             |Joseph Greeley  b.5 Feb 1651/2 Salisbury NH  d.7 May 1745 Hudson NH

                   |                   |                             |         |Gilbert Wilford  b.26 Apr 1644 "Of Bradford MA" d.28 Jul 1676 Bradford MA  The relations of Gilbert Wilford of Haverhill not appearing to take administration of his estate, no executor being appointed by any will of said Willford's, upon motion of Capt. John Whipple of Ipswich, he was appointed Nov. 14, 1676, administrator and was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Norfolk court. Inventory of the estate of Gilberd Wilford taken July 28, 1676 by Henry Palmer and Robert Ford: a dwelling house unfinished, 10li.; five acres of broken up land neare ye house, 15li.; 30 acres of wilderness land neare ye house, 30li.; two cowes, 6li.; a two yeare old steire, 2li.; a three yeare old heiffer, 3li.; a horse, 4li.; an Iron pot & a little brass pott, 10s.; two axes, 5s.; a yoke & cheyne, 10s.; an Iron tramell & skillett, 6s.; two spining wheels & cards, 10s.; tubbs, kivers & ban-ills, 12s.; Indian come upon ye ground, Hi. 10s.; two ploughs & plough irons, Hi.; two sickles, 2s.; bedding & bookes & wareing clothes, 2li.; an old frving pan, Is. 6d.; total, 75li. 6s. 6d.Debts as appears to be due from ye estate as per a note of particulars: Mr. Wainewright, 5li. 3s.; Capt. Saltonstall. 17s.; Mr. Walker, 4li. Is.; Josiah Gage, Hi. 16s.; Nathll. Clarke of Nuberie, Hi. 12s.; Ensigne Chandler, 3li. 8s. 2d.; Robert Eyers, 12s.; Henry Palmer, 7s.; Richd. Swan, Hi. 5s.; Jno. Light, 2li. 4s. Id.; Jno. Simons, 10s. 8d.; Decon Goodhu, 14s. 6d.; Joseph Plumer, Hi. 4s.; Good. Haseltine, rates, Hi. 2s.; Jno. Haseltine, 4s. 6d.; James Kinsbcry, 12s.; Cornet Whipple, 42li. 12s. 7d.; for charges of going to the court, 6s.; for entring administracon & copi of it, Is. 6d.; for recording ye inventory, 2s.; total, 68li. 15s. The widow had for necessarie maintenance for herselfe & children before ye administrator entered, 6li.; ye 3d part of ye land wch ye: widow challengeth wch ye administrator is not charged with. Attested in Salisbury court Apr. 10, 1677 by Capt. John Whipple. Upon motion of Capt John Whipple of Ipswich, administrator of the estate of Gilbert Willford, court Oct. 9, 1677, ordered him to make publication according to law at the several places mentioned of the death of said Wilford, and that his estate is looked upon as being insolvent, so that the creditors might be satisfied. Capt. Jno. Appleton, Deacon Wm. Goodhue and Sergt. Tho. Waite of Ipswich were appointed a committee to hear the claims of the creditors at said Whip- pie's house in Ipswich and settle them. 

                   |                   |                             |         |                 |Henry Dow  b.1577 Eng  d.1613 or 1614 Eng

                   |                   |                             |         |                 |Elizabeth March  b.@1573  d.aft 1614

                   |                   |                             |         |        |Thomas Dow  b.16 Jan 1602 Runyan Yarmouth End d.21 May 1654 Haverhill MA [also father to Martha Dow above]

                   |                   |                             |         |        |    m.@1637 Haverhill MA

                   |                   |                             |         |        |Phebe Latly  b.1612  d.13 Nov 1672 Salisbury MA [also mother to Martha Dow above]

                   |                   |                             |         |Mary Dow  b.26 Apr 1644 Newbury MA d.1685 Bradford MA [sister to Martha Dow above]

                   |                   |                             |Martha Wilford  b.18 Jan 1669/70 Haverhill MA or Merrimac NH  d.21 Feb 1757 Hudson NH

                   |                   |                   |Samuel Grele (Greeley), Maj. b.22 Dec 1695 Haverhill MA d.25 May 1771 Hudson NH  Burial: Blodgett Cemetery Hudson NH. A bricklayer

                   |                   |                   |     m.Abt 1720 Haverhill MA

                   |                   |                   |                 | John Robinson  b.Abt 9 Feb 1611/2 Meppershall Bedford Eng d. 21 Oct 1675. A blacksmith. He appears in the Exeter, NH, rolls in April 1652 [History of Exeter, p60]; he had removed from Haverhill, MA [Hist of Ex p 216]. He was shot and killed by Indians in Ambush while on the road leading from Hampton to his home in Exeter. A party of Indians made a descent upon Oyster River (now Durham), Mass, and killed four people, besides burning two houses. The Indians then proceeded to the neighboring town of Exeter, where three of them placed themselves in ambush on the road leading to Hampton. Soon afterward, John Robinson and his son appeared on their way to the latter town. The father, according to tradition, was carrying a warming pan. The Indians fired from their lurking place and shot the elder Robinson dead. The bullet passed through his body from back to front, and lodged just under the skin.They pursued the son into a swamp but failed to catch him, and he reached Hampton about midnight and gave the alarm. One of first settlers of Exeter NH and was allowed by the court to keep a ferry at Exeter, and to have a penny for a passage. 1640 John's name appears on a list of 12 Newbury men who stated their intentions to shortly settle at Haverhill. John Robinson purchased land in Scituate, with F.rancis C.rocker, but did not move there. 

                   |                   |                   |                 | Elizabeth Pemberton b.Abt 1623 Eng d. Aft 6 Dec 1678 Exeter NH

                   |                   |                   |         | David Robinson b.6 Mar 1649 Haverhill MA d. Exeter NH

                   |                   |                   |         |       | William Taylor b. d. Bef 1677 Exeter NH immigrated on Ann & Elizabeth, age 23. In 1646, settled at Exeter NH. In 1650, the town meeting-house was built on a corner of William's lot. William was paid 5 shillings for 5 square rods of his land. This lot came to be called "meeting-house hill" [History of Exeter, p160]

                   |                   |                   |         |       |    m. Aft 25 Mar 1648 Exeter NH

                   |                   |                   |         |       |        | Humphrey Wyeth b.abt.1600 Harkstead, Suffolk, Eng d.1638, soon after immigration. In 1635 and 1638, described as "of Ipswich"

                   |                   |                   |         |       |        | Susanna Pakeman b. d. Exeter NH

                   |                   |                   |         |       | Ann Wyeth  b. d. After 1714

                   |                   |                   |         | Sarah Taylor  b. d. Aft 17 Jul 1721

                   |                   |                   |Rachel Robinson b.1697 of Hudson NH d. 19 Sep 1758 Hudson NH Burial: Blodgett Cemetery, Hudson NH. [Four ROBINSON women are shown in Haverhill MA vital records with marriages in early 1720's. Mary, wife of William FOLLENSBY, known to be a daughter of John ROBINSON of Exeter. Other three (Rachel wife of Samuel GREELE, Alice wife of John Swaddock GEORGE, and Deborah wife of Robert DAVIS) are assumed to be somehow related to Mary, and tentatively placed in family of David ROBINSON and Sarah TAYLOR (David being the younger son of John)]

                   |                   |         |Samuel Greeley  b.10 May 1721 Haverhill MA  d.19 Mar 1802 Wilton NH

                   |                   |         |     m. 27 May 1744 in Middlesex Mass

                   |                   |         |                                              |Robert Blodgett  b.1578 Suffolk Eng  d.1625 Suffolk, Eng

                   |                   |         |                                              |Mary Whitlock b. 1587 Suffolk Eng d.aft 1610

                   |                   |         |                                     |Thomas Blodgett b. 18 Nov 1604 Suffolk Eng d. 1642 Newton MA  Emig at age 30 in 1635 in the ship Increase

                   |                   |         |                                     |        |James Thompson  

                   |                   |         |                                     |        |Susan __?__ 

                   |                   |         |                                     |Susan Thompson b.@ 1598 Suffolk England d. 10 Feb 1660 Woburn MA  Emig at age 37 in 1635 in the ship Increase

                   |                   |         |                            |Daniel Blodgett b.bef 14 May 1631 Stowmarket Suffolk Eng  d. 28 Jan 1671 Chelmsford MA  Emig at age 4 w parents in 1635 in the ship Increase

                   |                   |         |                            |    m. 15 Sep 1653 Chelmsford MA

                   |                   |         |                            |        |Benjamin Butterfield  b. @ 1600 d. 2 Mar 1687 Chelmsford MA

                   |                   |         |                            |        |Ann _?_   b.@ 1605  d. 19 May 1661 Chelmsford MA

                   |                   |         |                            |Mary Butterfield b.@ 1631 Eng d. 15 Sep 1666 Chelmsford MA

                   |                   |         |                   |Thomas Blodgett b.25 Jun 1654 Chelmsford MA d.30 Mar 1741 Westford MA

                   |                   |         |                   |    m.29 Apr 1683 Chelmsford MA

                   |                   |         |                   |                 |George Parkhurst  [also father to Deborah Parkhurst in the Stevens line]

                   |                   |         |                   |                 |Phebe Leete [also mother to Deborah Parkhurst in the Stevens line]

                   |                   |         |                   |        |Joseph Parkhurst  b.21 Dec 1629 Ipswich Suffolk Eng d.30 Nov 1709 Chelmsford MA [brother to Deborah Parkhurst in the Stevens line]

                   |                   |         |                   |        |        |Esdras Reade  b. @1595 d. 27 Jul 1680 Boston [also father to Obadiah Reed in the Covey line]

                   |                   |         |                   |        |        |Elizabeth Watson  b. ABT 1600, Surrey, Eng d. Sep 1629, Surrey, Eng

                   |                   |         |                   |        |Rebeckah Reade  b.27 Sep 1627 Surrey Eng d. 25 Dec 1702 Middlesex Co MA [half-sister to Obadiah Reed in the Covey line]

                   |                   |         |                   |Mary Parkhurst b.10 Aug 1657 Chelmsford MA d.9 Sep 1694 Chelmsford MA

                   |                   |         |         |Joseph Blodgett  b. 10 Oct 1689 d. 3 Dec 1761

                   |                   |         |         |                  |John Perham 

                   |                   |         |         |                  |        | John Shipley [Shepley] 

                   |                   |         |         |                  |        | Ann _?_  

                   |                   |         |         |                  |Lydia Shipley [Shepley] 

                   |                   |         |         |         |Joseph Perham  [also father to Susanna Perham in the Covey line]

                   |                   |         |         |         |                          |Robert Hyde 

                   |                   |         |         |         |                          |Alice Crompton 

                   |                   |         |         |         |                 |Jonathan Hyde

                   |                   |         |         |         |                 |        |William French 

                   |                   |         |         |         |                 |        |Elizabeth _?_  

                   |                   |         |         |         |                 |Mary French  

                   |                   |         |         |         |        |Jonathan Hyde

                   |                   |         |         |         |        |        |James Kidder 

                   |                   |         |         |         |        |        |        |Francis Moore   

                   |                   |         |         |         |        |        |        |__?__  

                   |                   |         |         |         |        |        |Anna Moore  

                   |                   |         |         |         |        |Dorothy Kidder

                   |                   |         |         |         |Dorothy Hyde  [also mother to Susanna Perham in the Covey line]

                   |                   |         |         |Dorothy Perham  b.9 July 1696  c.6 Mar 1778 [sister to Susanna Perham in the Covey line]

                   |                   |         |Abigail Blodgett  b.18 Feb 1723 Hudson NH  d.29 Mar 1818 Nottingham West NH

                   |                   | Mary Greeley  b.15 Oct 1760 Hudson NH  d.11 Apr 1851 Andover VT

                   |         | Caleb Cram  b. 19 Apr 1793 Wilton NH  d. 9 Mar 1868 in Andover VT.  Enlisted to fight in the War of 1812 in the militia from Andover; served under Captain Richardson for three months at Chazy and then all the men were discharged. Caleb is listed as a Farmer living in Andover, VT in the census of 1850. WAR OF 1812

                   |         |     m. 28 Sep 1818 Rockingham VT

                   |         |                                                        | George Hadley  b.1599 Frostenden Eng d. 

                   |         |                                                        |    m.24 Jun 1624 Frostenden, Suffolk, Eng

                   |         |                                                        |        | Hugh Spooner  b. Eng d. 

                   |         |                                                        |        | Emmot Wigfall  b. Eng d. 

                   |         |                                                        | Elizabeth Spooner  b.10 Feb 1598 Sheffield, York, Eng d. 

                   |         |                                               | George Hadley  b. 9 Mar 1628 Reydon, Suffolk, Eng d. 29 Sep 1686 Ipswich MA

                   |         |                                               |     m.

                   |         |                                               |        | John Proctor   chr. 20 May 1610 Kersey, Suffolk, Eng  d. 11 Oct 1672 "of" Ipswich MA

                   |         |                                               |        |     m. 1 Jun 1630 London Eng

                   |         |                                               |        | Martha Harper b.1607 London Eng  d. 13 Jun 1659 Ipswich MA

                   |         |                                               | Mary (Marie) Proctor   b.1633 Eng  d. 1667 Ipswich MA

                   |         |                                      | Samuel Hadley  b. 1655 Ipswich MA d. 14 Dec 1745 Amesbury MA

                   |         |                                      |     m. 11 Aug 1676 Amesbury MA

                   |         |                                      |        | Georg Martin  b. 1618 Romsey, Hampshire, Eng  d. 23 Nov 1686

                   |         |                                      |        |     m. 11 Mar 1646 Salisbury MA

                   |         |                                      |        |        | Richard North  b. 1590 Romsey, Eng d. 1 Mar 1667 Amesbury MA

                   |         |                                      |        |        |     m. 1618 Romsey, Hampshire, Eng 

                   |         |                                      |        |        | Ursula _?_  b.1595 Romsey, Eng d. 1 Mar 1670 Amesbury MA

                   |         |                                      |        | Susannah (Susana) North  chr 30 Sep 1621 Olney, Buckinghamshire, Eng  d. 19 Jul 1692 Salem MA, age 70. Susana was tried and hanged at Salem, MA as a witch. Susannah Martin (May 2, 1692. From the Rev. P.arris account of the examination at Salem Village Meeting House.) On October 31, 2001, acting governor of Massachusetts, J.ane S.wift, signed a law that formally pardoned Susanna Martin, B.ridget B.ishop, A.lice P.arker, M.argaret S.cott, and W.ilmot R.edd.

                   |         |                                      | Jane Martin   b.2 Nov 1656 Amesbury or Salisbury MA d. Aft 19 1683/1684 Jan. Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother of Chester A. Arthur a President of the United States

                   |         |                              | Joseph Hadley   b.26 Dec 1700

                   |         |                              |     m. 12 Jul 1721 Amesbury MA

                   |         |                              |                       | Stephen Flanders   b.3 Oct 1620 d. Signed his will: 4 Feb 1683/84 Salisbury MA

                   |         |                              |                       |      m. 1645 Maine ME

                   |         |                              |                       | Jane _?_   b. 1622 York ME d. 19 Nov 1683 Salisbury MA   Jane may have been an Indian according to one tradition but this is doubtful. In truth, she had an excellent command of English and there are no references to her as an Indian in any of the records. She was referred to by William O.SGOOD as "a foresworn wretch." Her evidence in her suit against Goodwife G.ATCHELL reads as follows, "Shee had a pumkeng in her hand she held it up and said shee would stave my hed with it, then i said if my cattell have stooid your courne your piggs have stooid mine wheat; then she said com down: St: Donstan ******." She was brought before the court for abuseing her husband and neighbors on 16 October 1649 in Gorgeana, now York, Maine. Her death was recorded as 19 (9) 1683.

                   |         |                              |               | Stephen Flanders   b.8 Mar 1646 Salisbury MA d.1689 Salisbury MA. Estate was inventoried on 26 September 1689 in Salem, Massachusetts, valued at £220 13/6d.

                   |         |                              |               |      m.28 Oct 1670 in Salisbury MA

                   |         |                              |               |       | Thomas Carter   b. 1610 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, Eng d. Signed his will on 30 Oct 1676 in Salisbury MA [In Massachusetts during the mid-1600s there were three Thomas Carters, each with a wife Mary. This has led to a great amount of confusion. The three Thomases were: (1) the Reverend Thomas Carter, first minister of Woburn; (2) Thomas Carter, a blacksmith of Charlestown and: (3) Thomas Carter, a planter (farmer) at Salisbury from 1639 until his death in 1676.]

                   |         |                              |               |       |      m.2 May 1638

                   |         |                              |               |       | Mary _?_   b. 1614 in England d. 19 Nov 1683 at Salisbury MA

                   |         |                              |               | Abigail Carter   b.Nov 1652 in Salisbury MA d.after 1718

                   |         |                              |       | Joseph Flanders   b.28 Mar 1677 Salisbury MA d. 29 Dec 1734 Salisbury MA    Joseph Flanders also took part in the scouting service in and around Salisbury, as is seen from the Order Book of Capt. Henry True, Jr.: "Conserning or scouting we intended to take turns round the town but we found it wold nto attaine ye end; therfore on november ye 11th 1702 Segt Will Osgood had orders to scout with Joseph flanders John Ring tho. Morell & Nathll osgood & to range the woods on ye back side powas hill & to ye new medows & to batts hill or grape hill & to ye grate plaine & to folow his orders. if ye meet wth any Indians to take y & not to kill them if posible but to use them as kindly as they Cold & to Cary them to Maior noye; & to give me intiligence if they se any thing more than ordanary that so I might give the same to Colo. Pierce, etc"  The following excerpt from Capt. True's Order Book indicates the need to maintain a garrison against the Indians at this time and shows the peril to which the settlers of Salisbury were exposed: "Conserning or garrisoning orders was given forth ---: for Isaac Morrells to: himself Jarvis Ring; or Sergent osgood; for ye plaine to abram browne to himself & Sargt Page to Sergent Morrels to himself & Sergt gill; to Andrew Greleys; to Richard Smith & henry Ambrus To me. Cushings Ensign Eaton & Sargt True & to Jeremy Allins himself Sergt Tho. Bradbury & Samll Eastman; & ye men ordered to doe ye worke at the several garrisons According to yr order & direction; given under my hand the 11th of november; 1702."

                   |         |                              |       |     m. 5 Aug 1700 Salem MA

                   |         |                              |       |                | _?_ Cash   b. @1616 d.

                   |         |                              |       |                |      m. @1638 of Salem MA

                   |         |                              |       |                | _?_  b.  d.

                   |         |                              |       |        | William Cash   b.1642 Salisbury MA  d.

                   |         |                              |       |        |      m. 8 Aug 1667 Salem MA

                   |         |                              |       |        |                | Thomas Lamberte b. 1570 Colchester Eng  d.  

                   |         |                              |       |        |                |      m. 3 Feb 1596 Colchester, St. Leonard, Eng

                   |         |                              |       |        |                | Elizabeth Kynge   b.  d. 

                   |         |                              |       |        |        | Richard Lambert   b.@1612  d. Bef. Dec 1657 Salisbury MA

                   |         |                              |       |        |        |      m. Abt. 1650    Of Salem MA  

                   |         |                              |       |        |        | Sarah _?_   b. @1625 d. 

                   |         |                              |       |        | Elizabeth Lambert   b.1646 Salisbury MA  d. 

                   |         |                              |       | Esther Cash [Hester Cash]  b.9 Mar 1679 Salisbury MA d. 7 Mar 1702 Salisbury MA 

                   |         |                              | Hannah Flanders   b. 15 Jun 1701 Amesbury MA  d. 17 Nov 1760 Hampstead NH

                   |         |                   | Daniel Hadley   b.15 Jan 1744 Amesbury MA  d. 1830 NH

                   |         |                   |     m. 1771

                   |         |                   |        | Jonathan Ordway of Amesbury  b.  d. 

                   |         |                   |        |      m. 7 July 1746 Methuen MA [Methuen Births/Marriages; there is a different  J Ordway/ H Merrill married in 1757 in Methuen]

                   |         |                   |        |                                        | Nathaniel Merrill   b. d.17 Mar 1626 Wherstead, Suffolk, Eng

                   |         |                   |        |                                        |      m. 27 Feb 1592 Wherstead, Suffolk, Eng

                   |         |                   |        |                                        | Mary Blacksoll  b. d.1 May 1624 Wherstead, Suffolk, Eng

                   |         |                   |        |                                | Nathaniel Merrill   b.4 May 1601 Wherwell, Suffolk, Eng d.16 Mar 1654, buried at First Settlers Burying Ground, Newbury. Immigrated in June 1634 on the ship Hector.

                   |         |                   |        |                                |      m. 

                   |         |                   |        |                                |        | Gregory Wilterton  b. d. 

                   |         |                   |        |                                |        | _?_  b. d. 

                   |         |                   |        |                                | Susannah Wilterton  b. d. 15 Jan 1672 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |                        | Nathaniel Merrill   b.25 May 1634 Lawford, Essex, Eng d. 1 Jan 1682 Newbury MA age 47

                   |         |                   |        |                        |      m. 15 October 1661 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |                        | Joanna Kinney [Ninny, Kenney, Ninian] b. @1638 Newbury MA d. 8 Feb 1717 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |                | Peter Merrill b.20 Aug 1667 Newbury MA  d. 20 Mar 1697 Newbury MA  age 29

                   |         |                   |        |                |      m. 25 Dec 1700 Newbury MA 

                   |         |                   |        |                |               | Thomas Brown  b. @1606 Christian Malford, Wiltshire, Eng d. 8 Jan 1686 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |                |               |      m. Christian Malford, Wiltshire, Eng

                   |         |                   |        |                |               | Mary Healy b.@1612 Christian Malford, Wiltshire, Eng d. 2 June 1654 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |                |       | Isaac Brown  b. @1636 Newbury MA d. 13 May 1674 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |      m.22 Aug 1661 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |               | John Bailey  b.  d. 2 Nov 1651 Newbury MA  John was a "weaver" who came in the ship "Angel Gabriel" from Bristol in April 1635, and was cast away at Pemaquid, now Bristol, Maine in the great storm of 15 Aug 1635. John Bayly Sen. received land in the "first division" 1640, 1642, and 1643; held the grant for fishing on the "Pawaw" river in 1642; was a townsman and commoner and taxed in 1650; and removed to Newbury in 1650. His wife never came to this country, and he was afraid to go back. The year he died, the court enjoined him "to return unto is wife by next summer, or send for his wife to come over to him". 

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |               |      m.Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |               | Elizabeth Knight  b.Embourne, Berkshire, Eng d. England. Elizabeth did not emmigrate and John was too afraid to return to England

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       | John Bailey  b. @1613 Chippenham, Wiltshire, Eng d. March 1691 Newbury (Will 30 Dec 1690). His widow Eleanor administered the estate 23 Dec 1700.  John was a "weaver" and "husbandman" who came in the ship "Angel Gabriel", with his father from Bristol in April 1635, received land in the "first division" 1640, and 1643; and removed to Newbury about 1644. He was taxed in Salisbury in 1652; was there in 1653 and 1654; was one of the original Amesbury "commoners" in 1654, and received land there in 1658; but his name is not on later lists at Amesbury. He was of Newbury in 1661, oath freeman Newbury Oct 1669, oath of allegience at Newbury 1678. 

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       |      m.  

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       |                | John Emery  b. d.

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       |                | Alice Bante  b. d.

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       |        | John Emery b.29 Sep 1598 Romney, Hampshire, Eng d. will May 1680 Newbury MA. John and Alice sailed from Southampton 6 Apr 1635 in the ship James of London; they landed in Boston MA 3 Jun 1635. John Emery was fined for his attentions to Bridget, wife of H.enry T.ravers, and bound not to frequent her company. Of which an account is found in Ipswich Quarterly Court 29 Sep. 1846 Vol. 1 pg. 110 as follows: John Emery, for his miscarriage with wife of H.enry T.raverse, fined 3 punds or to be whipped, and pay witnessess fee to C.hristopher B.artlett. Bound to good behavior and not to frequent the company of the wife of H.enry T.raverse. Discharged from bond at the next court, Ipswich 30 March. 1647.

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       |        |    m. 26 June 1620 White Parish, Wiltshire, Eng

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       |        |        | Walter Grantham  b.  d. Will 1621 Eng

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       |        |        | Eleanor _?_  b.  d. 

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       |        | Alice Grantham b. @1600 d. bef 1646 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |                |       |       | Eleanor [Helena] Emery bap.7 Nov 1624 Romney, Hampshire, Eng d. 1700 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |                |       | Rebecca Bailey b.24 Nov 1641 Salisbury MA d. aft 1700

                   |         |                   |        |                | Mary Brown   b.5 May 1673 Newbury MA d. 21 Feb 1707 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |        | Peter Merrill   b. 10 Mar 1695 Newbury MA d. 1744

                   |         |                   |        |        |      m. 25 Sep 1717 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |               | John Haseltine   b. @1620 d. 23 Dec 1690 Haverhill MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |               |      m. 1644 Rowley MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |               | Joan Anter   b. d. 17 July 1698 at Haverhill MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |       | Nathaniel Haseltine   b. 20 Sep 1656 Rowley MA d. 14 Jan 1723/24 Haverhill MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |       |      m. 20 July 1688 Haverhill MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |       |               | John Plumer  b.1594 Woolwich, London, Eng d. 17 Jan 1673 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |       |               | _?_   b. d.

                   |         |                   |        |        |       |       | Samuel Plumer   b. 1619 at Woolwich, Eng d. 1702 at Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |       |       |      m. @1646 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |       |       |       | Samuel Bidfield   b.1602 Wrington, Somerset, Eng d. 1660 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |       |       |       |      m. 

                   |         |                   |        |        |       |       |       | Elizabeth _?_   b. d. 

                   |         |                   |        |        |       |       | Mary Bidfield   b.@1625 Newbury MA d. 1704 Newbury MA

                   |         |                   |        |        |       | Ruth Plumer   b. 7 Aug 1660 Newbury MA d. 

                   |         |                   |        |        | Sarah Haseltine   b.15 Jan 1697/98 Haverhill NH d. aft Jan 1723/4

                   |         |                   |        | Hannah Morrel (Merrill) of Methuen  b. d. 

                   |         |                   | Hannah Ordway   b. 6 Jul 1747 Newton NH (poss. Kingstown NH)  d. 

                   |         |         | Jonathan Hadley   b. 6 Aug 1780 Weare NH (poss. Landgrove VT)  d. 

                   |         |         |     m. 1797 Landgrove VT

                   |         |         | Betsey Braley  [Elizabeth?] b. 1776 Landgrove VT   d.  [Possible ??? In the "Braley genealogy. The descendants of Roger Braley, 1696-1913" there is the following entry: "Capt. John (John-Roger), son John and Joanna (Alger); b. 19 June. 1740; d. Westminster West, Vt., 10 Mar., 1815; mar. Rehoboth, Mass., 8 May, 1765, Sarah Ide. dan. Ichabod and Mary (Mason) ; b. Rehoboth, Mass., 18 April or 7 Aug., 1744; d. Westminster West, Vt., 15 April. 1805 ; — eh."; of this union there is: "Betty, 28 Sept., 1778; d. 18 Feb., 1846; mar. Cram." Is this some relation?] 

                   |         | Sarah (Sally) Hadley  b. 8 Jul 1798 Landgrove VT  d. 21 Mar 1880 Andover, VT

                   | Louisa Malvina Cram  b. 29 Jun 1833 Andover VT  d. 30 Jan 1911 Drewsville (Walpole) NH  -- 12 Jan 1911, the date Louisa made out her will.

         | Elmer Caleb Comstock  b. 1 or 8 Apr 1866 Andover VT  d.  Was a farmer/laborer. 

         |      m. 18 Nov 1894 Bellows Falls VT  In 1906 & 1910 they were living in Acworth, NH; they also lived in Lempster at one point. In the 1920 census, the family was living in Windsor County VT. In the 1930 census, the family was living in Springfield, VT. 

         |                                                                             |William Dodge b.Abt. 1604 in East Coker, Somerset, Eng  d. Abt. 1690 in Salem MA

         |                                                                             |__?__ b.  d.

         |                                                                    |John Dodge  KING PHILIP'S WAR b.29 Dec 1631 E Coker Somerset Eng  d.11 Oct 1711 Beverly MA  A miller.  A major battle, known as the Great Swamp Fight, took place in Rhode Island in December 1675. Among those fighting were Captain John Dodge of Beverly, MA.

         |                                                                    |      m. 10 Apr 1659 Salem MA See their signatures to the right. 

         |                                                                    |         |John Proctor b. 1588 Berkampsted, Suffolk, Eng d. bet 28 Aug and 28 Nov 1672. His estate inventoried £1,228, which indicated that he was a man of substance

         |                                                                    |         |    m. Eng They emigrated to New England in 1635 in the ship "Susan and Ellen," and settled first in the plantation at Ipswich. After a few years they removed to Salem.

         |                                                                    |         |Martha Harper b.  d. 13 June 1659 Salem MA

         |                                                                    |Sarah Proctor b.12 Aug 1646 Salem MA  d.6 Feb 1706 Beverly MA   Sarah's brother, John Proctor, was hanged as a witch in the Salem witch trials. (Proof of Proctor: In a document presented at June Term, 1679, John W.est, aged about fifty-eight years, deposed that being present when William Dodge, Sr., and John Proctor, Sr., made up the match between John Dodge and Sarah Procter, son and daughter of Dodge and Procter, said William Dodge promised to give a parcel of land with his son John, and said Proctor engaged to give £40 with his daughter Sarah. Dodge further said "Notwithstanding what is given, what shall these young beginners do for household stuff," and deponent proposed that Dodge should give his son John £10 and Proctor should give his daughter £5 to be paid at the merchant's, to which proposition they both agreed) From the Dodge Family History: "The Wenham people, represented by W.alter F.airfield, T.homas F.iske and R.ichard H.utton, undertook to collect taxes of Lt. John Dodge under this new boundary line [which stated the Dodged lived in Wenham]; went there when he was not at home and took pewter platters, etc., for taxes, against the objections and resistance of his wife, Sarah, whom they so abused that they had to pay costs to the amount of £50. She was evidently spirited and resisted, but they threw her down and hurt her, when R.ice E.dwards, Sen., age 65, called out and his son John, age 36. tripped them up and so saved her. Her sons, John, 17; Josias, 15 also testified, as did John Dodge, Sen., 49; R.ichard B.utton, 59; B.enj. E.dwards, 18; Wm. S.immons, 20; Win. K.nowlton, 36; C.harles G.ott, 41 and N.athaniel S.tone. 48. Thos. H.obbs. 48, who went there for Wenham said, she "took me by the hair of my head and did strike me." Z.achariah H.errick, 43, saw her the night after the fray, when she complained much of a blow on the head, etc. D.eborah G.ove, age 33, saw W.alter F.airfield have hold of her arm when J.ohn E.dwards tripped him up. This shows the resolute character of the people of those days. It is not known with certainty who Mrs. Sarah Dodge was before marriage, but fnun the above incident we can comprehend the martial spirit which has thown itself conspicuously in the revolutionary and subsequent wars."

         |                                                           |Andrew Dodge  b.29 Oct 1676 Beverly MA  d.17 Feb 1748 Beverly MA

         |                                                           |      m. 4 Apr 1696 MA

         |                                                           |                         |Thomas Fiske  b. d.

         |                                                           |                         |Margery _?_  b. d.

         |                                                           |                 |Phineas Fiske  b.1600 of Fressingfield Eng d.7 Jun 1673 Wenham MA

         |                                                           |                 |   m. 2 Oct 1617 Metfield Eng

         |                                                           |                 |Sarah Francis  b. 1596 Metfield Eng d.10 Sep 1659 Wenham MA

         |                                                           |        |Thomas Fiske  b.25 Mar 1632 Of Wingfield, Suffolk, Eng  d. 

         |                                                           |        |      m. 1650 Wenham MA

         |                                                           |        |        |                           |Richard White 

         |                                                           |        |        |                           |Helen Kerton, Lady 

         |                                                           |        |        |                  |Robert White 

         |                                                           |        |        |                  |Alice _?_  

         |                                                           |        |        |         |Robert White   

         |                                                           |        |        |         |Joan _?_  

         |                                                           |        |        | John White  (see Covey line)

         |                                                           |        |        |                 |Nicholas West  

         |                                                           |        |        |                 |Ann _?_  

         |                                                           |        |        |        |Richard West  

         |                                                           |        |        |        |        | John Staple alias Cooke 

         |                                                           |        |        |        |        | Phillipa Hawker  

         |                                                           |        |        |        |Magdeline (Maudlin) Staple alias Cook 

         |                                                           |        |        | Joane West  (see Covey line)

         |                                                           |        |Joanna White  b.24 Feb 1633 South Petherton, Somerset, England d. 14 May 1695 Wenham MA

         |                                                           |        |  Sister to Josiah White (see Covey line) and Hannah White (see Pitcher line) 

         |                                                           |Hannah Fiske b.25 Jul 1674 Wenham MA  d.2 Dec 1708 Beverly MA

         |                                                 |Andrew Dodge  b.26 Nov 1703 Beverly MA  d.11 Sep 1740 CT

         |                                                 |      m. 27 Jan 1725 Windham CT

         |                                                 |                         |James Bridgeman b.1620 Winchester, Hampshire, Eng d. 17 Mar 1676 Northampton MA

         |                                                 |                         |   m. 6 Jun 1644 Springfield MA

         |                                                 |                         |        |John Lyman b.@1599 Eng d. 

         |                                                 |                         |        |  m. 1623 Northampton MA

         |                                                 |                         |        |Medad Pomeroy b.@1603 Eng d. 

         |                                                 |                         |Sarah Martha Lyman b.1625 Northfield MA d. 31 Aug 1688 Northampton MA

         |                                                 |                |John Bridgeman b.7 Jul 1645 Springfield MA d. 7 Apr 1712 Northampton MA

         |                                                 |                |     m. 11 Dec 1670 Northampton MA

         |                                                 |                |        |Isaac Sheldon  b. 1629/1630 Of Ashford, Bakewell, Derbyshire Eng d. 27 Jul 1708 Northampton MA

         |                                                 |                |        |        |Thomas Woodford  b.1612 Roxbury Eng  d. 6 Mar 1667 Springfield MA  occ: farmer

         |                                                 |                |        |        |  m. 4 Mar 1635 Roxbury MA     Emig'd 1632 on the William & Francis which left London on 9 Mar 1632 and arrived Boston on 5 Jun, 1632. This is the ship S.tephen B.achilor sailed in.

         |                                                 |                |        |        |        |Robert (Thomas) Blott  b.1582 Of Waltham Essex Eng d. 1 Mar 1665 Boston MA

         |                                                 |                |        |        |        |   m.  31 Aug 1609 Harrold, Bedford, England

         |                                                 |                |        |        |        |Susan Selbee  b.1586 Essex, England d. 20 Jan 1659 Boston MA

         |                                                 |                |        |        |Mary Blott  b. 1615/1618  d. 10 Jan 1660 Boston MA

         |                                                 |                |        |Mary Woodford b.24 Jan 1636 prob Roxbury MA  d. 17 Apr 1684 Northampton MA

         |                                                 |                |Mary (Mercy) Woodford Sheldon b. 4 Sep 1654 prob Windsor CT d. 20 Apr 1728 Northampton MA

         |                                                 |        |Isaac Bridgeman   b. 29 Mar 1680 Northampton MA d. 22 Jun 1756 Coventry CT

         |                                                 |        |      m. 11 Apr 1706 Wethersfield CT

         |                                                 |        |                |Thomas Curtis  b.12 Mar 1619 Nazing, Essex, Eng d. 1 Dec 1648 Stratford CT

         |                                                 |        |                |Elizabeth Salmon  b.Abt 1620 Of, Georgenia, York, Maine d. Bef 1712 Wetherfield CT

         |                                                 |        |        |John Curtis  b.1 Jan 1639 Wethersfield CT d. 8 Nov 1712 Wethersfield CT

         |                                                 |        |        |    m. 20 Nov 1666 Wethersfield CT

         |                                                 |        |        |Lydia _?_  b.Abt 1643 Of Weathersfield d. Bef 1743 CT

         |                                                 |        |Dorothy Curtis  b.15 May 1674  Wethersfield CT d. 26 Nov 1753 Coventry CT

         |                                                 |Lydia Bridgeman b.9 Feb 1706 Wethersfield CT  d.

         |                                       | Isaac Dodge  b.25 Feb 1740 Windham CT   d.14 Feb 1806 Lempster NH

         |                                       |      m. 20 Oct 1762 Windham CT 

         |                                       |                             | Samuel Utley  b. 1622 Thornewest, Riding, York, Eng d. 1662 Scituate MA

         |                                       |                             |    m. 6 Dec 1648 Sandwich MA

         |                                       |                             |        | William (the elder) Hatch  b. 1598 Ashford, Wye, Sandwich, Kent, Eng d. 6 Nov 1651 Scituate MA 

         |                                       |                             |        |    m. 9 Jul 1624 Canterbury, Plymouth, Kent, Eng

         |                                       |                             |        | Jane Young  b. d. 8 Oct 1653 Scituate MA

         |                                       |                             | Hannah Hatch  b.Abt 1637 Sandwich MA d. Aft 6 1648 Dec MA

         |                                       |                   | Samuel Utley   b. 9 Sep 1662 Scituate MA d. 9 Feb 1722 

         |                                       |                   |    m. 9 Apr 1691  Stonington CT

         |                                       |                   |                  | Thomas Ashby  b. d. 

         |                                       |                   |                  |    m. 

         |                                       |                   |                  | Mary Rogers  b.  d. 

         |                                       |                   |         | Anthony Ashby  b. 1636 Salem MA d. 1708 New London CT    A LETTER BY REV. JOHN HIGGINSON TO THE COUNTY COURT, 1670. "To ye Honoured & Worshipful Mr. Broadstrect & ye rest of ye magistrates of ye Court at Salem Nov. 30th Honoured Srs Being very crazy & ill yt I cannot stirre abroad, I make bould to inform you in this way, yt I durst not but in duty & conscience set my hand unto those 2 writings wch were presented to your selves at Ipswich Court, upon the grounds there expressed against Mr Ashbyes being admitted an ordinary keeper in Salem. Entreating yt ye case may be seriously considered now, whether ye present ordinaries may not rather be more strictly ordered, then another be added to them ; Especially since Mr Ashby was jndged an unfit man for such a place by a general vote of ye town when it was referred to them by ye Selectmen not agreeing in it. & yt some of ye Select men yt set their hands to his approbation have since frequently sayd they jndg him unfit but yielded to ye importunitie of others, also divers of those yt set their hands to a writing for him, have said they were overcome by importunity. And mr Ashby hath kept an ordinary here in ye towne without license & sold frequently for 3 pence a quart, both wch (is supposed) to be contrary to law, & he hath seemed to carry it with a high hand, as if he was sure to be approved, when it may be feared in regard of his temper being so much addicted to Companionship, yt his ordinary keeping may be a snare to ye looser sort of people in this place & a means to encreas drnnkennes i!i prophanes here, agst wch there have not wanted very sad & judiciall warnings, as ye drowning of severall persons at severall times occasioned by their excessive drinking, & others by frequent fudling & company keeping undone in their estates or as mr Woodeock who dyed in horror complaining of ye snare of companie & drinking. But I doubt not but it is & will be your serious care to prevent such things as much as may be. thus resting in ye discharge of my own duty, & craving pardon for my bouldness I rest Your humble servant JOHN HIGGINSON." -- At a meeting of the Selectmen of Salem July 5th 1670 Anthony Ashby was allowed "to keep a house of entertaynment to sell beare & ale cider for one yeare vppon tryall." The following was the action of the County Court : Nov. 29th 1670. "Whereas at the last Court at Ipswich there was a request presented from the select men of Salem, for ye alowing of Anthony Ashby to keepe an ordinarye, & the Court vnderstanding at the same tyme that there had passed a voate against it, at a generall Towne meeting there, & yt severall of the cheefe Inhabitants was vnsattisfied as to his establishment in that employment, the further consideration thereof was refered to this Court, where wee find the like diferent desires continued, & withall it appears by a joint consent that there is need of another ordinarye to be settled, this Court doeth therefore heareby alow & confirme such person to keepe an ordinary as the major part of ye freemen & such other alowed by law to voate shall make choyee of at the next generall meeting about march next: hoepeing & exspecting yt due care wilbe taken for the choyee & procuring of such an one as may conduce to the welfare vof the Towne & meete accommodation of strangers &c." The County Court having thus referred the matter to the Town, Mr. Joseph Gardner was accordingly chosen at a general Town meeting March 3rd 1671. Anthony Ashby, having failed to get the appointment, sold his house and removed from town.  -Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. Ashby was accused by Mordecai and Edith Crawford of burning down their house, but was found not guilty: "Charles Hill, aged about twenty years, deposed that Mr. Asbe came to his master Rombald's yard where they were making a cellar, and speaking of Goody Craford, said "that hee would have Her Hanged If ther were no more wimen In the world for shee was A witch & If shee were nott A witch allreddy shee would bee won & therefore It was as good to Hang her att first as Last.""

         |                                       |                   |         |    m. 14 May 1662 Salem MA

         |                                       |                   |         |        | Richard Hutchinson  parents of Elizabeth, see above 

         |                                       |                   |         |        | Alice Bosworth  parents of Elizabeth, see above  

         |                                       |                   |         | Abigail Hutchinson  b.25 Dec 1636 Salem MA d.  Sister of Elizabeth, above & in Hood line

         |                                       |                   | Sarah Ashby  b.16 Dec 1672 Bradford, Essex, MA  d. 14 Apr 1740

         |                                       |          | Samuel Utley   b. 18 Nov 1698 Stonington CT d.

         |                                       |          |    m. 22 Aug 1723  Stonington CT

         |                                       |          |                           | John Frink   b. Marlborough Devonshire Eng d.

         |                                       |          |                           |    m. 

         |                                       |          |                           | Mary _?_ b.  d.

         |                                       |          |                  | John Frink  b.20 Aug 1639 Marlborough Devonshire Eng  d.1718 Stonington, CT also father to Samuel, below

         |                                       |          |                  |    m. 1657 Taunton MA    

         |                                       |          |                  | Grace Stevens b.1634 Taunton MA  d.7 May 1717 Stonington CT  also mother to Samuel, below

         |                                       |          |        | John Frink   b. 18 May 1671 Stonington, CT d. ?  [bro. to Samuel Frink, below]

         |                                       |          |        |    m. 15 Feb 1694 Stonington, CT

         |                                       |          |        |                  | Valentine Prentice b. 1605 Chelmsford Eng d.1633 Roxbury MA

         |                                       |          |        |                  |    m. 29 Jun 1626 Chelmsford Eng

         |                                       |          |        |                  | Alice B__ [not legible]  b.10 Sep 1609 Chelmsford Eng d. 1 Aug 1643 Roxbury MA

         |                                       |          |        |         | John Prentice b. 6 May 1628 Chelmsford Eng d.1691 New London CT

         |                                       |          |        |         |    m. 

         |                                       |          |        |         | __?__ b.  d.

         |                                       |          |        | Hannah Prentice b.Jun 1672 New London CT  d.2 Mar 1717 Stonington CT

         |                                       |          | Hannah Frink b. 27 Nov 1701 New London or Stonington CT d. Bef 1782

         |                                       | Sarah Utley  b.19 Aug 1738 Stonington CT  d.

         |                             | Isaac Dodge Jr  b.1770 Windham CT   d. 9 Apr 1836 Lempster NH 

         |                             |      m. @1801 prob Lempster NH

         |                             |                                                | John Frink  

         |                             |                                                | Mary _?_ 

         |                             |                                       | John Frink Sr     also father to John, above

         |                             |                                       | Grace Stevens   also mother to John, above

         |                             |                             | Samuel Frink Sr  b. 14 Feb 1668/69 Stonington CT d. 12 Oct 1713 Stonington CT [bro. to John Frink, above]

         |                             |                             |      m. 6 Jan 1692

         |                             |                             |                                            | William Miner II b.  Eng d.  Chew Magna, Eng  See William's line here.

         |                             |                             |                                            |      m. 

         |                             |                             |                                            | Isabella de la Pole b.  d. 

         |                             |                             |                                   | William Miner III b. 23 Apr 1508 Eng d. 23 Feb 1585 Chew Magna, Eng

         |                             |                             |                                   |      m. 

         |                             |                             |                                   | __?__ b.  d. 

         |                             |                             |                          | Clement Miner b. abt 1560  d. 31 Mar 1640 Chew Magna, Eng

         |                             |                             |                          |      m. 

         |                             |                             |                          |        | John Pope b. 1555 Chew Magna England d. 

         |                             |                             |                          |        | __?__ b.  d. 

         |                             |                             |                          | Sarah Pope b.  d. 

         |                             |                             |                 | Thomas Minor Lt KING PHILIP'S WAR b. 23 Apr 1608 Chew Magna, Somerset, Eng  d. 23 Oct 1690  Thomas, the immigrant, spelled his name "Minor" when he arrived in the colonies in the "Lyon's Whelp" 1629 [some accounts claim the Arabella] and settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts. ( The Lyon's Whelp left Gravesend Eng 24 April 1629 and arrived in Salem mid-July 1629, under Master John Gibbs/Gibbon. It was one of six ships; the others including the Talbot, George Bonaventure, Lyon, and a ship called the Mayflower (though not the Mayflower of the Pilgrims)) He served in the colonial wars. TM was captain of the Stonington Militia in 1665 and a lieutenant in the Narragansett Campaign of King Phillip's War in 1675-76 and took part in the "Swamp Fight" near Kingstown, RI. In 1636 he removed to Hingham, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1646, when he settled in , New London (Pequot), Connecticut. In 1652 he settled in, Stonington, where he remained until his death in 1690.  Lieutenant Thomas Minor's wolf stone of 1690 at Wequetequock Cemetery... The inscription for Thomas Minor reads, “HeRe Lyes THE BODY OF LIVTENANT / THOMAS MINOR AGED 83 DEPARTED / 1690.” It is quite long and hewn of granite.  It sits up, with a crest and a subtle sinuousness running its length. The surface of the stone is rough and jagged. The editors of The Diary of Thomas Minor (I have a bound copy of this diary) offer a brief narrative of questionable authenticity to go with the wolf stone: “the most touching of all in that old consecrated ground [i.e. Wequetequock Burial Ground] is the stone over the grave of Thomas Minor, a piece of broken ledge said to be taken by his own selection from his own farm, of about the length of a man’s body, with rudely cut letters said to have been done by one of his sons...” Small, private quarries can be found throughout New England, so it is possible that Minor chose the stone from his own property. Thomas Minor’s son, Manasseh, is recorded to have carved gravestones in addition to other tasks he performed on the Minor farm, and Craig Miner has suggested that the wolf stone may be his work. We also have evidence that Thomas Minor hunted wolves near his property in order to preserve his livestock—protection from wolves, therefore, may have been important to him as much in death as in life and may have led him to select this particular type of monument. Although Thomas Minor was a Puritan, few of the entries in his diary, among the earliest we have from colonial New England, have to do with religion or the state of his soul. His diary is mainly about his farm. His Puritan conscience was to take a second place there to the problems of a New England farm, and the practice of the therapy of hard work.

         |                             |                             |                 |      m. 23 Apr 1634 Charleston?, Plymouth, Plymouth Colony

         |                             |                             |                 |                | John Palmer b. 1550 Parham Eng d. 

         |                             |                             |                 |                |      m.  

         |                             |                             |                 |                | Elizabeth Verney b. 1558 Fairfield Eng d. 

         |                             |                             |                 |        | Walter Palmer b. abt 1585  d. 10 Nov 1661 Mystic CT  Read more about Walter Palmer here. In 1630 [Septembr 28 1630] a jury was impaneled to try Walter for the death of Austen Bratcher "at Mr. Craddock's plantation," it being alleged that "the strookes given by Walter Palmer were occasionally the means of death of Austen Bratcher & so to be manslaughter." ["Walter Palmer hath bound himself e in 40^. & Ralfe Sprage & John Sticklett hathf bound themselues in 20' a peece for Walter Palmers £sonall appearance att the nexte Courte to be holdeu att Boston the 19*'' of Octob'' nexte to answer for the death of Austen Bratcher"] Palmer was found not guilty of manslaughter by the trial jury which, interestingly enough, contained a juror named William Chesebrough. The details of this affair are not known; possibly Bratcher was a servant who had been sentenced to a whipping and Walter Palmer, a huge man who stood over 6-4 by all accounts, had been delegated to administer "the strokes." Walter Palmer’s wolf stone probably dates to around 1661, the year of his death and burial. The blue-gray granite slab must weigh several tons. It lays low and fairly flat. It is an oblong rectangle, approximately one and a half feet square on the ends and between seven and nine feet long. It bears only a brief inscription at one end: “Wm PALmER.” The letter P in the word “PALmER” is backward, looking more like a large, lowercase letter q. A descendant of Palmer, Dr. Orlando Brown, recalled hearing from his great-grandmother Mary Palmer around 1837 that Walter Palmer “was of great size, being six feet and six or seven inches in height.” Being of such an unusual stature, it is implied, Palmer would need a special, extra large stone to protect his corpse. Since he was one of the pillars of his community, it comes as no surprise that stories of Palmer-as-giant would enter circulation. Whether or not he was truly a giant, the massive slab resting upon his burial plot serves as a fine memorial to such an important man, and it surely would have rendered his corpse inviolable. One source has noted that it almost certainly “must have required the combined force of several teams of oxen to transport [the slab] from its natural bed.” Walter Palmer left to his son John, among other things, a yoke of three old steers and a horse; and to Gershom a mare with her foal, two oxen and a pair of three-year-old steers, four cows, and a musket. Thomas Minor recorded Walter's death in his diary: "sabath day the 10th of november 1661 Walter palmer departed this world."

         |                             |                             |                 |        |      m.  

         |                             |                             |                 |        | Ann Elizabeth b. abt 1580/95 d. bef 1633

         |                             |                             |                 | Grace Palmer b. 1608 London? Eng  d. 31 Dec 1690 Stonington CT [bur Wequetequock Cem, Stonington] The inscription for Grace Palmer Minor on her and Thomas' wolf stone: “HIS WIFE 1608 GRACE PALMER 1690.” She is mentioned in Thomas's diary. For example, on page 79: "[1667] wensday the first my wife was hurt with the horse by the pond..." On page 80, "[1667] Tusday the 2 day I came from Seconck my wife and hanah was at new london and monday the 8 day I and my wife and Josepth was at Averies..." On page 81: "[November 1667] The 7 day Thurday my wife fell of her mare and hurt her selfe verie much..." On page 87: "[December 1668] ...the 6 day my wife ffell of the mare at the Cart brige..."

         |                             |                             |        | Ephraim Miner b. 1 May 1642 Hingham, MA d. 16 May 1724 Taugwonk CT

         |                             |                             |        |      m. 20 Jun 1666 Stonington CT   In his father's diary, Ephraim's father Thomas Minor marks the wedding. On page 73: "the second moneth is Aprill [1666] & hath 30 days... The macth [sic] was made up between Ephraim and hanah Averie I gave the 2 horses to Ephraim and Josepth to buy Their weding suits sabath day the 15 Sabath day 22 Ephraim and hanah Averie was put over the meeting house dor..." And on page 74: "[1666] The fourth moneth is June... we killed the Calfe ffriday the 15. wensday the 20. our Ephraim was maried..."

         |                             |                             |        |                                   | Johann Avery b. d. aft 1597 Ipplepen, Devonshire, Eng

         |                             |                             |        |                                   |      m. abt 1540/60

         |                             |                             |        |                                   | _?_ b.   d. aft 1597

         |                             |                             |        |                          | Christopher Avery Sr b. d. bef 26 Jul 1613 Ipplepen, Devonshire, Eng

         |                             |                             |        |                          |      m. 

         |                             |                             |        |                          | Joanna _?_ b.   d. aft 26 Jul 1613 Ipplepen Eng

         |                             |                             |        |                 | Christopher Avery Jr b. abt 1590 Eng d. Mar 1678/79 Groton CT

         |                             |                             |        |                 |      m. 26 Aug 1616 Devon, England

         |                             |                             |        |                 |        | Edward Stephens b. d. Dec 1626 

         |                             |                             |        |                 |        |      m. bef 1616

         |                             |                             |        |                 |        | Margaret _?_ b.   d. 1643 Ipplepan Eng

         |                             |                             |        |                 | Margery Stephens b. abt 1590 Ippleton, Devon, Eng  d. aft 1653 Brisham, Eng

         |                             |                             |        |        | James Avery Capt. b. 1620 nr. Plymouth, Devon, Eng  d. abt 18 Apr 1700 Groton CT

         |                             |                             |        |        |      m. 10 Nov 1643 Gloucester, Essex, Mass Bay Colony

         |                             |                             |        |        |        | Edward Greenslade b. abt 1591 Devonshire, England d. 

         |                             |                             |        |        |        |      m. 

         |                             |                             |        |        |        | __?__ b.   d. 

         |                             |                             |        |        | Joanna Greenslade b.abt 1622 Devonshire, Eng d. abt 1693/98 Groton CT

         |                             |                             |        | Hannah Avery b. 11 Oct 1644 d. 22 Aug 1721 Taugwonk CT

         |                             |                             | Hannah Miner  b. 20 Apr 1671 Taugwonk (N. Stonington) CT  d. abt 1708/09 Taugwonk  From her grandfather Thomas Minor's diary, page 102: "...tho .20. day thursday Ephraims daughter was borne..."

         |                             |                   | Elias Frink  b. 22 Dec 1706 Stonington CT  d. 9 Sep 1769

         |                             |                   |      m. 3 Jun 1731

         |                             |                   |                                  | Thomas Bingham b. 1555/1557 Sheffield Eng d. 

         |                             |                   |                                  |      m. 26 Jan 1577 Sheffield Eng

         |                             |                   |                                  | Mary Longley b. 1560 Sheffield Eng d. 1 Aug 1593 Sheffield Eng

         |                             |                   |                         | Thomas Bingham b. 4 Aug 1588 Sheffield York Eng  d. 1659 Sheffield Eng

         |                             |                   |                         |    m. 6 Jul 1631 Sheffield Eng

         |                             |                   |                         |        | Jacob Fenton b. Abt 1560 Sheffield Eng d. 

         |                             |                   |                         |        |      m. 21 Nov 1585 Sheffield Eng

         |                             |                   |                         |        | Alicia Atkin b. Abt 1564 Sheffield Eng d. 

         |                             |                   |                         | Anna (Mary) Fenton (aka Mrs. Stenton) b. 1611 Sheffield Eng d. May 1670 Norwich CT

         |                             |                   |                 | Thomas Bingham, Deacon b. 5 Jun 1642 Sheffield York Eng  d. 16 Jan 1729 Windham CT  Thomas and his mother had arrived in CT colony and lived in Saybrook by 1659. In that year, Thomas was assigned a house lot in the new settlement of Norwich, although the list of original proprietors was reconstructed and recorded in 1692, thirty-three years after the fact

         |                             |                   |                 |      m. 12 Dec 1666 Norwich CT

         |                             |                   |                 |        | Jonathan Rudd, Lt b. 1620 East Lyme Eng d. Jul 1658 New London CT  A leather sealer. Assistant to Capt. Mason At Fort, 1652

         |                             |                   |                 |        |      m. 1647 at 'Bride Brook' Bride's Brook (border between MA And CT) by John Winthrop, the younger, first Governor of Connecticut Colony, at the Sunkipaug River, the border between Pequot Colony (Massachusetts) and Saybrook Colony (Connecticut) in the winter of 1646-47. "The wedding day was fixed and a magistrate from up river engaged to perform the ceremony, as there was not anyone in Saybrook qualified to officiate. But, there falling out at that time a great snow, so that the magistrate intended to go down thither was hindered by the depth of the snow. Application was made to Mr. Winthrop to come to Saybrook to perform the ceremony, but he, deriving his authority from MA, had no legal right to officiate in CT. He agreed that if the parties would meet at a brook designated, he would there perform the ceremony, as that was MA territory. The offer was accepted. On the brink of this little stream, the boundary between the two colonies, the parties met, Winthrop and his friends from Pequot, and the bridal train from Saybrook. One group was on one side of the stream and the others on the opposite. Never perhaps was the rite performed in a situation so wild and solitary and under circumstances so interesting and peculiar. The stream received the name of 'Bride Brook' on the spot, and is so known today." Gov. Winthrop later testified in court as to where the boundary of Saybrook was, and referred to Jonathan Rudd by name. In the court records generated by the dispute, John Winthrop testified of the marriage that he had conducted at Bride's Brooke during the winter of 1646/57. It is this testimony which appears on the monument at Bride's Brook. The river was renamed Bride Brook in honor of the wedding, and it is still called this today. The Bingham Genealogy's account included a 22-verse poem describing the Bride Brook wedding written by G. P. Lathrop and published in the Atlantic Monthly for April, 1876. READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE. At the Thomas Lee house (the oldest remaining home on the Connecticut coast (built ca 1660) and presently owned by the East Lyme Historical Society), approximately 1/4 mile east of the site of the wedding, there is a dowry chest, which is supposed to have belonged to the couple. It has been dated to approximately the 1640-1680 period, and is inscribed with the initials J.R. and M.M. The bride is thought to have been a Mary Metcalf, but there is conflicting evidence and some confusion about this. The information is contained in the book, "Michael Metcalf and His Descendants," by the Reverend F. D. Weis. He states that mary, the daughter of Michael Metcalf and Sarah Elwyn, married a Jonathan Rudd in 1646/47 in Connecticut. The Bingham Genealogy account suggested (in one place with a question mark but elsewhere as a plain statement of fact) that the name of Lieut. Jonathan Rudd's bride was Mary METCALF. But the Bingham account includes two illustrations, one an artist's conception of the Bride Brook wedding, and the other a picture of an old chest which, according to the caption, "may have been a bridal gift to Jonathan Rudd and Mary Metcalf of Bride Brook fame." On the top of the chest's center panel are the initials "I.R." and on the bottom of this panel are initials "M.M." Some genealogists believe she was Mary Metcalf, while others think she was Mary Burchard. Mary Metcalf is the traditional wife which has been published in numerous genealogies, but apparently there is no hard evidence to support this. "The American Genealogist", Jan. 1975, p. 17, carries an article by Prentiss Glazier on Thomas and Mary Robinson Birchard. Their second daughter, Mary, was baptised 2 Apr. 1623, in Terling, England. This note is added to the record: 'Dr. Claude W. Barlow informs me that the late Miss Bertha W. Clarke, a careful genealogist, propounded a theory that this Mary might have become the wife of Jonathan Rudd at "Bride Brook," as she thought only Thomas Birchard was sufficiently influential to persuade Governor John Winthrop to come down to perform the ceremony.' Family tradition holds that Jonathan and his wife, Mary (?), were given a dowry chest, which was passed down through the generations by their daughter, Mary Rudd, who married Thomas Bingham. The dowry chest [with the initials I.R. and M.M.] still exists, and is now on display at the Thomas Lee house, East Lyme, Connecticut, . 

         |                             |                   |                 |        | Mary _?_ b.   d.  

         |                             |                   |                 | Mary (Mabel) Rudd b. 1648/1649 Saybrook CT  d.05 Aug 1726 Windham CT

         |                             |                   |        | Joseph Bingham  b. 15 Jan 1688 Windham CT d. 4 Sep 1765 Windham CT 

         |                             |                   |        |      m. 14 Dec 1710 Windham CT

         |                             |                   |        |                 | Benjamin Scott I   

         |                             |                   |        |                 | Margaret Kinsey Stephenson  Hanged as a witch in the Salem Witch Hysteria - for more go HERE. I have a page for her here.

         |                             |                   |        |        | William Scott  also father to William Scott II in the Covey line

         |                             |                   |        |        |        | William Ellis (Allis)   

         |                             |                   |        |        |        | __?__  

         |                             |                   |        |        | Hannah Allis  also mother to William Scott II in the Covey line

         |                             |                   |        | Abigail Scott  b. 23 Nov 1689 Hatfield MA d. 30 Mar 1741 Windham CT  Sister to William Scott II in the Covey line

         |                             |                   | Lydia Bingham  b. 9 Feb 1711  Windham CT  d. 1776

         |                             |         | Elijah Frink  b. 28 May 1735  Windham CT  d. 13 June 1818

         |                             |         |      m. 21 June 1758 Windham CT

         |                             |         |                                    | Robert Hibbard  b.13 Mar 1612/13 Salisbury Eng  d. 7 May 1684 Beverly MA

         |                             |         |                                    |      m. 1640 Salem MA  emig bet 1635 and 1639 [also parents to Joseph Hibbert in Gilman line]

         |                             |         |                                    | Joan Luffe (or Love)  b.1614  d. 6 Apr 1696 Beverly MA

         |                             |         |                           | Robert Hibbard  b. 7 May 1648 Salem MA d. 29 Apr 1710 Windham CT [bro to Joseph in Gilman line]

         |                             |         |                           |   m. 1673 Wenham MA

         |                             |         |                           |        | Edward Walden  b.@1625 Wenham MA  d. 

         |                             |         |                           |        | Joan Crib  b. @1633 Burrington, Somerset, Eng  d. 

         |                             |         |                           | Mary Walden  b. 1654 Wenham MA  d. 7 Mar 1735/36 Windham CT

         |                             |         |                  | Robert Hibbard  b. 8 Jul 1676 Wenham MA d. 26 Jun 1742 Windham CT

         |                             |         |                  |      m. 3 Dec 1702 Windham CT

         |                             |         |                  |                 | William Read  b.30 Aug 1618 St Peter's Canterbury Kent Eng  d. 13 Jun 1669 Weymouth MA

         |                             |         |                  |                 |      m. 12 Oct 1629 Gillingham Dorset England

         |                             |         |                  |                 | Susannah Hayme  b. 1606 Gillingham Dorset Eng d. 12 Oct 1653 Boston MA

         |                             |         |                  |        | John Read  b. 25 Sep 1646 New London CT d. 4 Mar 1727 Windham CT

         |                             |         |                  |        |      m. 1671 Rehoboth MA

         |                             |         |                  |        | __?__  b. Abt 1640 Windham CT d. 

         |                             |         |                  | Mary Reed  b. 14 Jun 1678 Windham CT d. 7 Mar 1763 Windham CT

         |                             |         |         | Robert Hibbard (Hebard)  b.30 Apr 1706 Windham CT  d. 12 Apr 1771 Windsor CT

         |                             |         |         |      m.5 or 6 Nov 1730 Windham CT

         |                             |         |         |                                   | Joseph (John) Wheelock  b. 7 Oct 1563 Donington Eng d. 11 Sep 1639 Biddulph Eng

         |                             |         |         |                                   |      m. 3 May 1595 Donington Eng

         |                             |         |         |                                   | Elizabeth Rogers  b.1568 Nesse Strenger, Shropshire, Eng d. 

         |                             |         |         |                          | Ralph Wheelock  b. 14 May 1600 Donington Eng d. 11 Jan 1684 Medfield MA. According to Erastus Worthington in The History of Dedham, Ralph Wheelock was the second (to Mr Allin) to be admitted to the church in Dedham at its formation in 1636 under the qualification the "he makes a profession of his faith, and shows the work of grace in himself". 

         |                             |         |         |                          |      m. 17 May 1630  Wramplingham Eng

         |                             |         |         |                          | Rebecca Clark (Williamson)  b. 1610 Eng d. 1 Jan 1680 Medfield MA

         |                             |         |         |                 | Ebenezer (Eleazer) Wheelock  b. 3 May 1654 Medfield MA d. 24 May 1731 Medfield MA

         |                             |         |         |                 |      m. 

         |                             |         |         |                 |        | Robert Fuller  b. 1615 Southampton Eng d. 14 Dec 1688 Dedham MA

         |                             |         |         |                 |        |      m. 23 Apr 1647

         |                             |         |         |                 |        |        | Robert Bowen  b. 1590 Of, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales d. 4 Feb 1674 Rehoboth MA

         |                             |         |         |                 |        |        |      m. Nov 1648

         |                             |         |         |                 |        |        | Ann Born  b. 1592 Of, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales d. Nov 1648 Rehoboth MA

         |                             |         |         |                 |        | Sarah Bowen  b. 1616 d. 14 Oct 1676 Rehoboth MA

         |                             |         |         |                 | Sarah Elizabeth Fuller  b.1645 Rehoboth MA d. 11 Jan 1689 Mendon MA

         |                             |         |         |        | Ralph Wheelock (Deacon)  b. 12 Feb 1683 Mendon MA d. 15 Oct 1748  Windham CT

         |                             |         |         |        |      m. 8 Jan 1707/08 Windham CT

         |                             |         |         |        |                          | Simon Huntington  b. 1583 Eng d. 1633 Atlantic ocean "A religious Puritan under prosecution." Died on the voyage to the colonies. 

         |                             |         |         |        |                          |   m.  Migrated 1633

         |                             |         |         |        |                          |       | Christopher Baret  b.  d. Aug 1649 Mayor of Norwich Eng in 1634 and 1648

         |                             |         |         |        |                          |       | __?__  b.  d. 

         |                             |         |         |        |                          | Margaret Baret  b. 1595 from Norwich Eng d. 1661 CT Margaret and the kids settled in Roxbury in 1633; then moved to Connecticut. The church records of Roxbury, Mass., contain the earliest record of the Huntington name known in New England. It is in the handwriting of Rev. John Eliot, the pastor of that ancient church. "MARGARET HUNTINGTON, WIDOW, CAME IN 1638. HER HUSBAND DIED BY THE WAY OF THE SMALL POX. SHE BROUGHT (???) CHILDREN WITH HER."

         |                             |         |         |        |                          |   Margaret Huntington 

         |                             |         |         |        |                          |   Margaret Stoughton, 1635/6- (Thomas Stoughton, uncle of Gov William Stoughton)

         |                             |         |         |        |                 | Christopher Huntington  b. 25 Jul 1624 Eng d. 1691

         |                             |         |         |        |                 |      m. 7 Oct 1652 Settled Norwich CT

         |                             |         |         |        |                 |        | William Rockwell  b. 6 Feb 1591 Eng d. 15 May 1640 E Windsor CT

         |                             |         |         |        |                 |        |      m. 14 Apr 1624 Dorchester Eng  Migrated

         |                             |         |         |        |                 |        |        | Bernard Capen  b.1552/1562 Dorchester Eng d. 8 Nov 1638 Dorchester MA

         |                             |         |         |        |                 |        |        |      m. 31 May 1596

         |                             |         |         |        |                 |        |        | Joann Purchase  b.25 Mar 1578 Dorchester Eng d. 26 Mar 1653 Dorchester MA

         |                             |         |         |        |                 |        | Susannah Capen  b. 11 Apr 1602 Dorchester Eng d. 13 Nov 1666 Windsor CT

         |                             |         |         |        |                 |        |    Susannah Rockwell, 1624-1645

         |                             |         |         |        |                 |        |    Susannah Grant, 1645- (Matthew Grant) 

         |                             |         |         |        |                 | Ruth Rockwell  b. 16 Aug 1633 of Windsor CT d. 14 Feb 1683 of Dorchester MA

         |                             |         |         |        |        | Christopher Huntington  b. 1 Nov 1660 Norwich CT d. 24 Apr 1735 Norwich CT  "the first born of males in the town." His headstone shows, on the brow of the hill in the southeast corner of the uptown burying lot in Norwich.

         |                             |         |         |        |        |      m. 26 May 1681 Norwich CT

         |                             |         |         |        |        |        | Thomas Adgate (Deacon)  b.1620 Eng  d. 1707 Norwich CT

         |                             |         |         |        |        |        |     m.

         |                             |         |         |        |        |        |        | Matthew Marvin  b. bef 26 Mar 1600 Great Bentley Essex, Eng d. bef 13 Jul 1680 Norwalk CT

         |                             |         |         |        |        |        |        |     m.

         |                             |         |         |        |        |        |        | Elizabeth _?_  b. ca 1604 d. ca 1640 Hartford CT

         |                             |         |         |        |        |        | Mary Marvin  b. bef 15 Dec 1628 Great Bentley Eng d. 26 Mar 1713 Norwich CT

         |                             |         |         |        |        |        |   Mary Adgate  

         |                             |         |         |        |        |        |   Mary Bushnell, aft 1713-1713 (Richard Bushnell)

         |                             |         |         |        |        | Sarah Adgate  b. Jan 1663  d. Feb 1705/1706 Norwich

         |                             |         |         |        | Ruth Huntington  b. 20 Nov 1682 Norwich CT d. 1 Sep 1725 Windham CT

         |                             |         |         | Ruth Wheelock  b. 25 May 1713 d.  6 Apr 1757

         |                             |         | Ruth Hibbard  b. 25 May 1713 Windham CT  d.  11 Aug 1811

         |                             | Lydia Frink  b. @1783 Lempster  d. Feb 15 1875 Lempster NH

         |                   | Isaac Milton Dodge CIVIL WAR/UNION b.1821 Lempster NH d.25 Jan 1863 near Falmouth VA (of disease, Civil War). 

         |                   |       m.28 Apr 1844 Lempster NH                  Isaac enlisted 13 Aug 1862 (41 years old).

         |                   |         | __?__  b. NH d. 

         |                   |         | __?__  b. NH d. 

         |                   | Ruth Walker  b. 1826 Unity NH d. aft 1880

         |                   |      1880 census: Ruth, a widow, was living in Acworth NH w/ her dau's fam Amelia & Jonathan Mitchell

         |         | Ceylon Milton Dodge CIVIL WAR/UNION b.14 Sep 1849 E. Lempster NH  d. Wed 8 Apr 1925, buried in Mapleside cemetery, Alstead NH.  Listed in the 1880 census as a blacksmith, Ceylon was a carriage maker who owned shops in Acworth and Alstead in his lifetime. According to obituary, he was a 6th direct descendant of John Dodge who came to Salem MA from Eng in 1638. Enlisted in the Civil War 27 Feb 1864, 1st NH cavalry, discharged 22 Jun 1865. In 1880, they were living in Lempster NH.

         |         |      m. 13 Jan 1870

         |         |                 Aaron Clark   b. d. 

         |         |                 Elizabeth _?_   b. d. [In the Genealogy of the Descendants of John White... there is an Aaron Clark (1788-1846) and Elizabeth Brooks (1791-1887) married 1811 who at one point lived in Newport NH but David Clark is not among the children whose births were listed 1812-1820. I can find no other reference to Aaron and Elizabeth Clark for that time period. David would have been a late birth for them.]

         |         |         | David B. Clark, Sr  b. 1830 Newport NH (Claremont according to dau May's death cert [May Gray]) d.  A blacksmith  They are listed as living in Chelsea at the time of their marriage.

         |         |         |   m. 9 Jun 1851 Chelsea MA by C.harles H. L.eonard, Universalist [Children: George, Augusta, Edgar, May, Helen] In 1864 [George's birth], living in Chester VT. Record of their marriage: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11131-143456-8?cc=1469062&wc=6961486

         |         |         |       | William Lyons  b. Nova Scotia  d.

         |         |         |       | Jane _?_ b. Nova Scotia  d.

         |         |         | Permelia [Parmelia, Amelia] J. Lyon  b.1831 Nova Scotia  d.aft 1880 In the 1860 census, she is listed as living in Acworth, NH, age 31 as the head of her own house. In the 1880 census, "Permelia Clark" - Divorced - was 49 and living with Ceylon and Augusta Dodge in Lempster. [There is a record of a "Pamilla Lyons" born 1829 to William Andrew Lyons b 1803 and Welthea Olive Jane Sanford (birth: 5 December 1807, death: 16 December 1864 Pereau, , Ns) at  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/MWJ8-KTG, dau of Joseph Sanford 1784-1857 and Wealthea Palmeter 1781-1854]

         |         | Augusta Izona [Ozona] Clarke  b.13 May 1852  Massachusetts* d. Sunday 26 Feb 1911, Alstead, NH. buried in Mapleside cemetery, Alstead NH. Grew up in Chester & Springfield. Was a member of the Mizpah chapter O.E.S., W.R.C., Warren Pond Grange. Cause of death: rectal cancer. 

         | Louise Gertrude Dodge  b.24 Jul 1876 Lempster NH  d.4 Sept 1952

Vera Lillian Comstock  b.26 May 1895 Acworth NH  d. 7 August 1965

-In the 1926 Alstead Annual Report, "Mrs. Earl Pitcher" was reimbursed $3 for "use of car" on May 26 1925.

 

* In the 1957 Alstead Annual Report, Milton C. Dodge's death for April 15 1957 lists his mother as Augusta Clark born in White River Junction, Vermont and Ceylon Dodge born in Lempster. This contradicts my listing as "Massachusetts" as Augusta's birthplace. The 1880 census says Augusta was born in "MA".

 

I am grateful to my cousin Bill Phipps for sending me the content of the following letter regarding Henry Alonzo Comstock's parentage:

In a letter from Lucy E. Smith, East Lempster, NH dated September 18, 1938 to my grandmother Mrs. Earl M. Pitcher, Alstead, NH. she writes; "Believe I promised to write to you, sometime after I obtained what information I could from Mrs. Emma Miller (This Emma was the wife of Isaiah A. Miller. Her maiden name was Emma Catherine Gassett and she was born February 28, 1856 in Marlow, Cheshire, NH, and she died February 24, 1939 in East Lemster, NH. Isaiah A. Miller was born August 22, 1847 in Marlow, Cheshire, NH, and died December 2, 1912 in Marlow, Cheshire, NH. Isaiah A. Miller was the son of Calvin Miller and Amanda Comstock.) or Aunt Emma, as I call her. She is not quite sure as to the number of brothers and sisters of Mrs. Amanda Comstock Miller, but she thinks she was one of thirteen children, but she remembers very distinctly of a brother Hail (Jehiel) Comstock, who married a Lydia Muncell and lived in Keene, and came to visit his sister Amanda occassionaly. Also of two brothers, Nathan and Sam, I think she said they lived in Gilsum. There was a sister Elizabeth, who married a Nehimiah Huntley, and lived up on Marlow Hill. Mr. Huntley was the father of H. Alonzo Comstock. There was another sister, Hester, who never married, but stayed at home, and cared for her parents until their decease. There was no children in Elizabeth's union.

Aunt Emma was told about Henry Alonzo Comstock's parentage by, (at that time an elderly lady) who knew Mrs. Amanda Comstock Miller in her girl hood days. This lady and Mrs. Amanda were called the two Prettiest girls in Marlow, when they were young, and unmarried girls. Mrs. Amanda's husband's name was Calvin Astor Miller. After this marriage, Isiah and Lucettie were born. Lucette, married a George L. Whitney of Keene. There were no children of this union, Isiah married Emma K. Gassett, and eight children were born from this couple. Nellie who Married a Blake, and one son is living. Charles, now living in Marlow and has no children of his own. May, who married a George Lowell, with a family of eight or ten children, Lizzie, who married a William Wheeler, and had eight children. Fred, who is now living in Allston, Mass. and has one son. Bert, whose family are all deceased. Cora and Johnny died, while quite young, of Dyptheria.

This is all the family history which I have been able to collect. The only part which is uncertain seems to be this number of children in Mrs. Amanda's fathers family. The rest of this I have heard Aunt Emma tell at different times, since she came to live with me some over eight years ago. Possibly you might be able to trace out more from what I have written you.

Aunt Emma has a picture of the four generations, Mrs. Amanda Miller, H. Alonzo Comstock, Mrs. Lilla Kemp and one of her children. Most of Aunt Emma's keepsakes have been lost or givin away, therefore she has practically no proof, but history is quite traditional any way you know.

Yours Rcpt, Lucy E. Smith"