SAMUEL, Plymouth, s. of the first Samuel, was a preach. but seems to have been slow to rem. prob. giving his time to pious care of his mo. refus. invit. to Rehoboth after d. of Newman, but preach. at Middleborough sixteen yrs. and at last was ord. there when the first ch. was gather. 26 Dec. 1694, and d. 17 Aug. foll. in 71st yr. if his gr.stone be correct. Of this the doubt is almost invinc. for it would carry his b. to 1623 or 4, at least, whereas in the div. of cattle, May 1627, his f. head of the eighth lot, counts only for hims. w. and cous. or neph. bef. ment. Still stranger, however, to our modern notions, seems the nomin. of him as excor. of will, when he could not be [continuing onto p. 219] 8, and prob. was only 5 yrs. old. He had w. Eliz[abeth] but was not m. bef. 1650, ch[ildren] nam. in the will, pro. 1 Oct. 1695, Mercy, w. of Daniel Cole, perhaps his sec.; Samuel, b. 1659; Experience, w. of James Wood; John; Elizabeth w. of Samuel Eaton; Hannah, w. of Eleazer Lewis, and Isaac, wh. was under age, as may have been the last d. By Lewis, in Hist. of Lynn, ed. 2, p. 111, this Samuel is call. br. of John, s. of Edward, and he speaks of his arr. in Boston 1630, so as to lead to confusion, if not starting from it. Deane, in Hist. of Scituate, seems almost as confus. as his br. Hist. of Lynn. The name of his w. is giv. in the ch. Hist. of M. as Brewster, and perhaps she was gr.d. of the noble William; she d. at Plymouth 4 Nov. 1713. Confusion, indeed, is often unavoida.