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26 Dec. 1694, and its deac. He d. 21 Mar. 1718, in his 76th yr. and
his w. d. the next day in her 70th yr. Of ch. no name is found, but of
John, wh. it is said, left issue. JOHN, a soldier of that comp. under
Lothrop, call. the flower of Essex, k. at Bloody Brook, 18 Sept. 1675,
by the Ind. JOHN, Boston, 1675, mariner, s. of Samuel, but when he
was b. or d. or where his f. resid. is unkn. JOHN, Charlestown, m. 3
Jan. 168, Ruth Bradshaw, d. of Humphrey of Cambridge. JOHN, Stonington,
s. of John of the same, m. 1687, Elizabeth Parke, had John, and Samuel. JOSEPH,
Newport, by w. Margaret had Joseph, b. 1 Oct. 1674, and no more could
I learn of him at N. Perhaps he was s. of Robert of the same. PETER,
Boston, s. of Richard of the same, had w. Mary, d. of Edward Porter,
had posthum. d. Susanna, wh. m. John Love; but both Peter and w.
were d. while his f. was liv. Richard, Salem 1636, prob. rem. soon to
Boston, where in Jan. 1642, he was rec. by w. Sybil wh. d. 13 Sept.
1653, had Peter, b. 18 Jan. 1649; Susanna, 2 Feb. 1651, wh. m. Jonas
Clark, and Richard, 3 Sept. 1653, wh. d. bef. six mos. was surveyor of
roads that yr. was the same constable, 1665, beaten by Sir Robert Carr,
one of the royal comissnrs. as pleasant. is told in Hutch. I. 254, and
Snow's Hist. of Boston, 137, 147, with fuller details in Drake, 373-5.
His will has codic. of 6 July 1677, and was pro. 8 Sept. foll. so we have
near. the date of his d. His sec. w. Margery, m. 11 July 1655, as wid.
Gurgefield, or Goochfield, either an unusual name. ROBERT, Newport,
among the freem. in 1655, by w. Rebecca had Robert, b. Mar. 1650; and
perhaps others. SAMUEL, Lynn, a carpenter, came in the James, from
London, 1635 aged 24, ar. co. 1639, at Rumney marsh, now Chelsea,
own. large farm, had, as Lewis, 63, tells, Samuel, Elisha, and John; and
I almost venture to add a d. Lydia, wh. d. at L. 2 Sept. 1661. SAMUEL,
Providence, bef. and after 1645, sw. alleg. to the k. May 1666. THOMAS,
Fairfield 1664, may have been f. of Isaac, and Thomas, and freem. 1669.
THOMAS, Stratford, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 1692, May Booth, d.
perhaps of Ephraim. THOMAS, Charlestown, m. 9 Dec. 1686, Elizabeth Gillingham,
perhaps d. of William; liv. not long, for his wid. it is said, bec. fourth w. of
Benjamin Lawrence. WILLIAM, Plymouth 1631-3, was of Salem 1637, there
m. Mar. 1674, Elizabeth Smith, had Grace, b. Feb. 1677, wh. d. soon; and
d. 1683 in the 80th yr. of his age. WILLIAM, Salem, m. Mar. 1675, wid.
Elizabeth Smith, had Grace, b. Feb. 1677, d. soon. Elder than him, prob. was
that WILLIAM, Manchester, wh. d. 20 Nov. 1682, leav. w. Jane, ch. Moses,
Aaron, Mary, beside John, Aaron, and Abigail Croe, whose f. is not
of my acquaint. See Essex Inst. III. 231. WILLIAM, Stonington, s. of
John, m. 1678, Susanna Bright, had William, and Henry. Of this name,
including those with single t, Farmer makes the gr. in 1834, six at
Yale, and three at Harv.

    BENNING, RALPH, Boston, by w. Ann had Ralph, b. 24 June 1661;
d. 14 Nov. 1663, and his wid. m. 8 June foll. Henry Dering.

    BENSON, JOHN, Hingham, came from Southampton, 1638, in the
Confidence, aged 30, with w. Mary, and ch. John, and Mary, under four
yrs. old, had grant of ld. at H. that yr. says Lincoln, 47. He was of
Caversham in Oxfordsh. but both the names of place and person were
strangely misspelt in Geneal. Reg. II. 109. JOHN, Rochester, by w.
Elizabeth had Mary, b. 10 Mar. 1689; Sarah, 15 July 1690; Ebenezer, 16
Mar. 1693; John, 10 June 1696. d. soon; Joseph, and Benjamin, tw. 16
Mar 1697; Bennett, 10 Sept. 1698; Martha, 5 Mar. 1703; Joshua,