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    COLLIER, AMBROSE, emb. at Barbados, for Boston, 11 Mar. 1679, in
the Society. JOSEPH, Salisbury, had Mary, b. 9 Apr. 1662, wh. prob.
d. young, and he rem. to Hartford, a. 1666, d. 16 Nov. 1691, leav.
Joseph, aged 23; Mary (Phelps), 22; Sarah, 18; Elizabeth 16; Abel, 14;
John, 12; Abigail, 9; Susanna, 7; and Ann, 4 1/2. His w. was, I presume,
Elizabeth d. of Robert Sanford of H. MOSES, Hingham, s. of Thomas,
m. 29 Mar. 1655, Elizabeth Jones, had Benoni, b. 5 Apr. 1657. She d.
five days after, and he m. 17 Dec. 1657, Elizabeth Bullard; freem. 1652.
THOMAS, Hingham 1635, freem. 1646, d. 6 Apr. 1647, the date of his
will, as in Geneal. Reg. VII. 173, 4, appears (tho. IX. 172, the abstr. of
rec. of d. is one yr. earlier), aged 71, leav. w. and d. Susanna, s. Moses
and Thomas. THOMAS, Hingham, s. of the preced. a propr. at Hull
1657, freem. 1663, was lieut. d. 1691, betw. 25 June, date of his will,
and 9 July, when it was pro. leav. w. Jane and five ch. WILLIAM,
Duxbury, a merch. of London, came 1633, hav. for sev. yrs. act. as one
of the adventurers, and had so generous a spirit, as not to be content with
mak. profit by the enterprise of the pilgrims, unless he shar. their hardships.
Whether he brot. w. from home, or had any here, is doubtful;
but four ds. came, of excellent character, Sarah, wh. m. 15 Mar. or May
1634, Love Brewster; Rebecca, m. 15 Mar. or May 1634, Job Cole;
Mary m. 1 Apr. 1635, Thomas Prence, afterwards the gov. and surv. to
1676, being his sec. w. but tradit. makes her wid. of Samuel Freeman;
and Elizabeth m. 2 Nov. 1637, Constant Southworth. He was assist. 28 yrs.
betw. 1634 and 1665, and one of the two plenipo. at the first meet. of
the Congr. of Unit. Col. 1643, among the first purch. of Dartmouth
1652, and d. 1670.

    COLLINS, ABRAHAM, Dover 1666. ALEXANDER, emb. at Barbados
for N. E. 15 Sept. 1679. ANTHONY, New Hampsh. of the gr. jury
1684. The d. 22 Mar. 1700 of aged wid. C. is ment. in Pike's MS.
Journ. BENJAMIN, Salisbury, m. 5 Nov. 1668, Martha, d. of John
Eaton, had Mary, b. 8 Jan. 1670; John, 1673; Samuel, Jan. 1676;
Ann, 1 Apr. 1679; Benjamin, 29 May 1681; and Ephraim, 30 Sept.
1683; and the f. d. 10 Dec. foll. BENJAMIN, Lynn, freem. 1691, m. 25
Sept. 1673, Priscilla Kirtland, had Susanna, b. 9 July 1674; William,
14 Oct. 1676, d. at 12 days; the mo. d. soon after, and he m. 5 Sept.
1677, wid. Eliz. Putnam, had Priscilla, 2 May 1679; Eliz. 3 Jan. 1682;
and Benjamin, 5 Dec. 1684. BERNARD, New London, drown. 1660.
CHRISTOPHER, Boston, had, in 1640, gr. of lot for 2 heads at Braintree;
Saco 1660, was constable of Scarborough 1664, there d. 1666, aged 58,
under some suspic. of murder by a neighb. wh. on tr. was acquit. and
the jury say, "the said C. was slain by misadv. and culpable of his own
d." He left good est. and s. Christopher and Moses. See the valua.