||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Massachusetts, United States
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
||1605 - 1854
||AMEREDITH, MERRYDAY or MEREDITH - AMES
|Volume 1, Page 49
in Geneal. Reg. V. 345-8. He was constable 1671, liv. 1685, and she,
prob. wid. July 1688.
AMES, HUGH, Boston 1667. JOHN, Duxbury,
s. of Richard of Bruton,
Co. Somerset, where, acc. fam. doc. he was b. 10 Dec. 1610, m. 20
Oct. 1645, Elizabeth Hayward, rem. to Bridgewater 1656, d. 1698, leav. no
issue, but gave the yr. preced. large est. to his neph. John, and his ch.
See Mitchell's Hist. of B. JOHN, Bridgewater, only s. of William of
Braintree (not, as was once thot. of the famous Franequer Profess. William),
m. Sarah, d. of John Willis, had John, b. 14 Apr. 1672; William,
6 Nov. 1673; Nathaniel, 9 Oct. 1677; Elizabeth 6 Sept. 1680; Thomas, 21
Feb. 1682; Sarah, 12 Oct. 168;5; David, 30 Aug. 1688; and Hannah.
Of the s. the oldest and the youngest, perhaps sett. at New London, and
Miss Caulkins in her Hist. 264, lends countenance to the tradit. tho. of
John only does she speak of perman. resid. 374; while of Nathaniel we
kn. that he d. 1736, and was f. of that Nathaniel, celebr. for success of
his Almanacs many yrs. and more for the super. eloq. of his S. Fisher, H.
C. 1774, the first rep. from Boston in the Fed. Congr. 1789. WILLIAM,
Braintree, br. of John the first, elder by fam. tradit. b. 6 Oct. 1605, came
a. 1638, by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 12 May 1641; Rebecca, Oct.
1642; Lydia, 2 June 1645; John, 24 May 1647; Sarah, 1 Mar. 1651;
and Deliverance, 6 Feb. 1654; and he d. one mo. and 5 days after.
Hannah m. 1660, John Hayden; and Sarah m. Thomas Hayward of
Bridgewater. WILLIAM, Cambridge, came in the Mary Ann of Great Yarmouth
1637, with his mo. Joanne, wid. of Rev. William, D. D. (wh. had
proceed. A. B. 1607, at Christ's Coll. Cambridge, and widely disting. as
Profess. in theolo. in Holland, where he d. 1633, in his 57th yr.) br. John,
and sis. Ruth, wh. is call. 18 yrs. old. See 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 100.
They liv. first at Salem, but the mo. d. at Cambridge, whither she rem.
to encourage her s. at his studies in the coll. and there she was bur. 23
Dec. 1644. He was gr. in the foll. yr. made freem. 1647, soon after
went home, and in 1648 was sett. as collea. at Wrentham in Co. Suff.
with his uncle, John Phillips, wh. had m. a sis. of his f. and was then a
mem. of the Westminster Assemb. near the close of their anxious labors
of more than five and a half years. Bef. the Mayor and Aldermen of
London, 5 Nov. 1651, he preach. the annivers. sermon on the gunpowder
plot, at St. Pauls, and was eject. 1662, d. 21 July 1689, in his 66th yr.
By his first w. Susanna, he had only Elizabeth wh. m. Robert Smith, a min.
in the same ch. wh. d. in Aug. 1705; and that w. was bur. 6 Jan. 1652.
For sec. w. he took, 26 Jan. 1653, Elizabeth Wales, had Ruth, and Philip,
both d. young; and this w. d. 19 Feb. 1683. These details are gather.
from a Hist. of the Congregat. ch. at Wrentham in Old Eng. by John
Brown, 1854; and from Hunter in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 169. Prob.
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