Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p414


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d. of Richard Taylor, m. 20 Dec. 1680, had Sarah, b. 20 Aug. 1681;
Thomas, 1 June 1683; Elizabeth Nov. 1685; Henry, 17 Feb. 1687; Samuel,
and Mehitable, tw. 10 Sept. 1691; Experience, 8 Jan. 1693; Jonathan,
25 Dec. 1694; Eleazer, 14 Jan. 1696; and Lydia, 8 Dec. 1699;
and he d. 7 Dec. 1727. Descend. are very num. of wh. Ebenezer, that
d. at Kingston, 8 Dec. 1801, at the age, as was said, of more than
107 and 1/2 yrs. was, perhaps, the oldest man wh. ever was b. and liv. on
the soil of Mass. Of this name, gr. at Harv. in 1828, were by Farmer
found six; at Yale, and Dart. two ea. and nine at the other N. E. coll.

    COBBETT, JAMES, came in the Elizabeth and Ann 1635, aged 23,
from London, but no more is found of him. JOHN, Ipswich, s. of the
Rev. Thomas, was made freem. 1683. JOSIAH, Cambridge, as he came
in the Elizabeth and Ann 1635, aged 21, may be well thot. br. of James
rem. to Hingham 1637, but was a propr. of Salisbury 1640, may have
been a resid. but, if so, soon rem. was freem. 7 Oct. 1640, and no more
is kn. but that at Boston, by w. Mary, he had Ruth, b. 6 Aug. 1657.
SAMUEL, Ipswich, eldest s. of the Rev. Thomas, rememb. in the will of
Francis Lightfoot, then being a small ch. Dec. 1646, freem. 1674, rem. to
Lynn, perhaps there had Margaret, b. 17 Aug. 1676, wh. d. next mo.
No more is heard of him, yet in the coll. catal. 1698, every one of
his class, exc. hims. is mark with * as d. One of his name was
of Bristol, Feb. 1689. THOMAS, Lynn, a man of high esteem,
b. 1608 at Newbury, in Co. Bucks, was bred at Oxford, but could
not take his degr. being driv. away by the plague, at his native town stud.
under famous Dr. Twisse, and first preach. in Lincolnsh. unless Mather
be wrong. This brot. him acquaint. with Whiting of Boston; and both,
by the intolerance of the High ch. party, were forc. to leave their places.
In his wonted looseness the author of the Magn. makes him come in
the same ship with Davenport, and says that his parents came after to
our shore. Of them we never hear a word; and if we may not infer
from silence of Winthrop wh. notes that ano. min. wh. was passeng. in the
Hector with D. arr. 26 June 1637, was not C. or the Gov. would have
nam. him, yet the New Haven tradit. as if the brother of their Gov.
Eaton
were that min. bears high probabil. C. was adm. freem. 2 May
1638, tho. the prefix of respect is want. in the rec. Unm. on his arr. I am
not able to tell even what w. he found here, but her bapt. name was Eliz.
and their ch. Samuel, H. C. 1663; Thomas; Eliz.; John; and Eliezer,
wh. d. of consumpt. After long serv. at L. he rem. to Ipswich to fill the
place of Nathaniel Rogers in 1656, and there was min. to his d. 5 Nov.
1685, tho. with his usual license Mather says "a. the beginning of the yr.
1686." Magn. III. 166. Lewis, Hist. of Lynn, 140-3, and the dilig.
of Kimball, Eccl. Hist. Ipswich, 19-21, leave us ign. of many details
that should be desir. of so famous a divine. THOMAS, Ipswich, s. of the
preced. tak. by the Ind. in Philip's war, as in Hubbard may be read;

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