"Came in the fleet with Higginson 1629, sent by the Gov. and Comp. as an expert hunter, and he k. a wolf in July 1632, had Nathaniel, bapt. 20 Aug 1637, and two other ch. in July 1638, whose names do not appear, as the f. had bec. heretic, and in Mar of that yr. had liberty to follow Rober Williams to Providene, and there was nam. the twelfth among the grantees of his settlem. Prob. Joseph, and certain. Resolved were also his s. and perhaps he had more; ds. were Mehitable and Waiting. Disagree. with some of Williams's friends, he join. from Miantonomo, planting place on the W. shore of Narraganset, now Warwick, and suffer. by monstrous injustice from Mass. in 1643. Yet, tho. some of his est. was confisc. at the Court in Oct. 1643, he got off better than most of his fellow misbelievers wh. narrow. escap. sentence of death, still he was bound to appear in May foll. See Winth. II. 146-8. At the Gen. Ct. in May next " being found erroneous, heretical, and obstinate, it was agreed that he should be detain. prisoner till the Quarter Ctt. in the 7th mo. unless five of he magistr. do find cause to send him away; wh. if they do, it is order. that he shall not ret. within this not ret. within this jurisdict. upon pain of death," as the Col. Rec. II. 73 says; as also Felt's Ann. II. 579; but in his Eccles. Hist. I. 558, the tender heart of the writer prevail. over his judgm. to suppress the last words. Yet even an Ecclesiast. Hist. should not be afraid of the truth. He was ch. offic. of the milit. call. col. and d. 28 Oct 1673. His wid. mo. of the ch. Bethia, d. 3 Dec 1680. Mehitable m. a Fenner. Of the tradit. of his coming in the Lion with Roger Williams Feb. 1631, no respect is felt, but its origin may easily be referr. to the subordinate truth that he was one of the first sett. at Providence, with R. W. tho. he was earlier than him at Salem."