Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p198


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Boston call. Muddy riv., now Brookline, and was engag. in the iron works at
Taunton. WILLIAM, Rehoboth, prob. s. of the preced. took w. 4 Sept.
1674, Bethia, whose surname is not heard, had Obadiah, b. 14 Apr. 1679;
and Samuel, 11 Apr. 1680.

    BLATCHFORD, * PETER
, New London, had serv. 1637 (bef. that town
was sett.), in the Pequot war, when very young, for wh. he had gr. of la.
was constable, and a valu. citizen, in 1669 rem. to Haddam, for wh. he
was rep. that and the foll. yr. and d. 1671, leav. wid. Hannah, d. of Isaac
Willey, wh. had been sec. w. of Thomas Hungerford, and three ch. Joanna,
5 and ½ yrs. old; Peter, 4; and Mary, 1 and ½. His wid. m. Samuel Spencer.

    BLATCHLEY, AARON, Guilford, s. of Thomas, m. 1665, Mary, d. of
Daniel Dodd, had Mary; Thomas, wh. d. 1692; Ebenezer; Hannah, b.
1674, d. young; Daniel, 1676; Joseph; Benjamin; Sarah; and Susanna;
but the order is very uncert. and prob. one or two of these may
have been offspring of sec. w. He rem. to Newark, N. J. after m. a.
1686, Sarah, wid. of Robert Foote of Branford. MOSES, Guilford 1672,
younger br. of the preced. m. Susanna, d. of John Bishop of the same, had
Abigail, b. 10 Dec. 1676, d. young; Moses, 10 Jan. 1679; David, 1680,
d. soon; Mehitable, 1681, d. next yr.; Mehitable, again, 1683; Abraham,
1684; Abigail, again, 1686; David, again, 1689; Bashua, 1692;
and Abial, posthum. 1693, or 4. He d. 15 Oct. 1693; and his wid. d.
Oct. 1729. SAMUEL, Guilford 1650. See Blackley. THOMAS, Hartford
1640, rem. to New Haven 1643, took o. of fidel. next yr. but in two
yrs. more was of Branford; encourag. the rem. of others to Newark,
N. J. but did not go; in 1667 and three yrs. foll. was rep. By w. Susanna
he had Aaron; Moses, b. 25 May 1650, both bapt. 1 June 1651
at New Haven; Miriam, I think, bapt. 2 May 1652; and Abigail. In
his latter days he was of Guilford, and d. at Boston, a. 1674, prob. on
a trading visit. His wid. m. Richard Bristow; d. Miriam m. 1670,
Samuel Pond. Blachley and Blackley, sometimes represent this name,
especially the latter, wh. see.

    BLAXTON, JOHN, Cumberland, s. of William, sold the ld. deriv. from
his f. and in 1692, rem. with his w. Catharine to Providence; where
prob. in 1700, or shortly bef. was h. his s. John, perhaps, thence, the
same yr. to Rehoboth, in that part set off as Attleborough, and from this
town, as fearing he might bec. a pauper, was warn. to depart 1713.
He had acquir. an unsocial temper, and liv. as a hermit; but that affection
or affectation could be as well indulg. in the new resid. at Branford,
wh. with high probabil. is thot. to have been his resort. His s. John
there d. as the gr.stone rec. 3 Jan. 1785, unless ano. John of so unusual
surname be assum. and that would be contrary to all reasona. inferences.
WILLIAM, Boston 1625, or 6, was bred at Emanuel, often call. the