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Cleanesby on the rec. as transcr. by Paige in Geneal. Reg. III. 241, or
Cleavesby by Pulsifer in Mass. Col. Rec. IV. pt. 2, p. 585, yet prob. the
first wrong to his good name was the fault of Mr. Secr. Rawson, or of
his careless sub-official. But the strangeness of the surname might have
stimulat. a doubt. By w. Sarah, wh. d. 25 Oct. 1692, aged 54, he had
Stephen, wh. d. 10 Mar. 1692, aged 19, perhaps other ch. was a lieut.
and d. 1703.

    CLEVERTON, THOMAS, Newport, is among the freem. 1655.

    CLEVES or CLEAVES, BENJAMIN, Beverly, youngest s. of William of
the same, b. little more than a yr. after the extra-judic. murder of his
gr.f. Giles Corey, m. 2 June 1719, Rebecca Conant, d. of John, had
Bethia, b. 25 July 1720; Benjamin, 4 Jan. 1722; Joshua, 2 Feb. 1724;
Deborah, 2 Feb. 1725; Rebecca, 29 Feb. 1728; Lydia, 29 Aug. 1731;
and Andrew, 1 Oct. 1735. His w. d. 13 Sept. 1770, aged 74; and he
d. 14 Sept. 1775. EBENEZER, Beverly, br. of the preced. m. 15 Jan.
1713, Sarah, d. of John Stone, had Ambrose, b. Dec. 1718; Margaret,
17 Nov. 1720; Sarah, 4 Feb. 1722, d. young; Sarah again, 6 June
1728; Robert, 18 Sept. 1730; Martha, 24 May 1733; and Ebenezer.
GEORGE, Falmouth, came in 1630, I think, from Plymouth, in
Devonsh. and sat down, first, at Spurwink, or Scarborough, and in two
yrs. rem. a little further E. to be the earliest inhab. of F. no doubt
drawn thither by its superior harbor, was of the gr. jury 1640, unit. with
Richard Tucker of Saco, both in trade, and ld. speculat. thereby promot.
gr. discord a. patents. He had Elizabeth wh. m. first, Michael Mitton, next,
a Harvey, and d. 1681; but whether bless. with other ch. is not told.
Adm. freem. 1658, of Mass. he was rep. 1663, and d. a. 1667, prob. a
very old man, for he testif. in 1663, that his w. Joan was of 87 yrs.
Copious details of him are in Willis and Folsom. See also Winthrop I.
231; II. 256; and Sullivan, 312-6. JOHN, Beverly, s. of the first William,
m. 26 June 1699, Mercy Eaton, d. of Joseph, had Martha, b. 20
Oct. 1703; Robert, 26 Apr. 1707; Elinor, 8 June 1709; John, 1713;
John, again, 1715; and William, 27 Mar. 1720. Sec. w. he took 23
Aug. 1723, Rebecca Corning; and 21 Aug. 1720, a third w. and he d.
14 Sept. 1753. WILLIAM, Roxbury, m. 4 Nov. 1659, Sarah, d. of
William Chandler, had Sarah, b. 12 Aug. 1660. As no more appears
on the rec. exc. censure of his w. by the ch. 1670, it might be infer. that
he rem. but he was k. at Sudbury fight, 21 Apr. 1676. His wid. m. it
is said, three other hs. WILLIAM, Beverly, m. Martha, d. of Giles
Corey, that sufferer of the horrible punishm. of press. to d. never inflict.
on any other in N. E. had John, b. 11 Oct. 1676; Elinor, 1678; Martha,
1681; and for sec. w. had Margaret, sis. of the first w. and by her, William,
23 July 1686; Hannah, 31 Mar. 1688; Robert, 21 July 1689;