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final letter. Much of the foregoing is deriv. from a very val. tract
on Suff. Emigr. by Rev. Joseph Hunter, F. A. S. in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll.
X. 158, wh. informs us, that, at the Herald's office it appears, in
early times, this fam. was entit. to coat armor.

    FITCH, * BENJAMIN, Reading, s. of Zechary, perhaps b. in Eng.
had Benjamin, wh. d. 24 June 1662; and Zechary, wh. d. 16 Apr. 1684;
was freem. 1679, rep. 1689, 91 and 2, deac. d. 1713. BENJAMIN,
Boston, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 2 Mar. 1693, Mary Het, and d. 14
Dec. 1739, aged 73. DAVID, New London, s. of Rev. James, had David,
Adonijah, and Mary, perhaps more. ELEAZER, Lebanon, youngest br.
of the preced. m. his cous. Martha, d. of capt. John Brown, had
no ch. JABEZ, Ipswich, s. of Rev. James, was tutor some
time at Harv. ord. 1703, as collea. to Rev. John Rogers, m. 10 June
1704, Elizabeth d. of John Appleton; had Elizabeth b. 16 Aug. 1705; Margaret;
Mary; Ann; John, H. C. 1728; and James; rem. to Portsmouth, was there
inst. a. 1725, d. 22 Nov. 1746. JAMES, Boston, a tailor, came in the
Defence, 1635, aged 30, with w. Abigail, 24, and they both in Dec.
foll. were adm. of our ch. had Elizabeth bapt. 15 May 1636; and I find no
more of him, but that he was of Muddy riv. 1638. JAMES, Saybrook, b.
24 Dec. 1622, at Bocking, Co. Essex, was brot. a. 1638, to N. E. but
where he was prepar. for the min. is unkn. tho. prob. with Hooker and
Stone of Hartford, as the inscript. on his gr.st. tells, mak. the
period of study seven yrs. and is in Mather's sec. classis. ord. 1646,
by w. Abigail, d. of Rev. Henry Whitfield, had James, b. 2 Aug. 1649;
Abigail, 5 Aug. 1650; Elizabeth 2 Jan. 1652; Hannah, 17 Dec. 1653; Samuel,
early in Mar. 1655; and Dorothy, Apr. 1658. His w. d. 9 Sept. 1659;
and next yr. he rem. to sett. Norwich with large pt. of his S. people,
m. 2 Oct. 1664, Priscilla, d. of Maj. John Mason, had Daniel, b. Aug.
1665; John, Jan. 1668; Jeremiah, Sept. 1670; Jabez, Apr. 1672, H. C.
1694; Ann, Apr. 1675; Nathaniel, Oct. 1679; Joseph, Nov. 1681; and
Eleazur, 14 May 1683; all ment. as liv. in the will, 1696, and all but
the last had fam. He gave up his office 1696, rem. to Lebanon, and d.
18 Nov. 1702. His d. Abigail m. prob. the sec. John Mason of Norwich;
Elizabeth m. 5 Sept. 1674, Rev. Edward Taylor of Westfield, and d. 1689;
Hannah m. it is said, Thomas Meeks, or Mix; Dorothy m. Nathaniel Bissell;
and Ann m. 5 Oct. 1698, Joseph Bradford; but this makes strange discord
with the Geneal. Reg. IV. 46 and 49. � JAMES, Lebanon, or Canterbury,
eldest s. of the preced. was a man of importance, major, an Assist. of
the Col. 1681, and prob. many yrs. later, m. 1 Jan. 1676, Elizabeth youngest d.
of maj. John Mason own sis. of the sec. w. of his f. wh. d. 8 Oct. 1684, and
by her had James, b. 1 Jan. 1678, d. soon; James again, 7 June 1679; Jedediah,
17 Apr. 1681; Samuel, 1684; and by sec. w. Alice, wid. of Rev. William
Adams, d. of Dep. Gov. William Bradford, m. 18 May 1687, had Abigail, 22
Feb. 1688; Ebenezer, 10 Jan. 1690; Daniel, Feb. 1693; John, 1695; Bridget,
1698
[1]; Josiah, 1699; William, 1701; and Jabez, 1703. Of these seventeen
no date for b. of any is seen; yet we have happiness of hear. the
names of ten: James, Jedediah, Samuel, Abigail, Ebenezer,
Daniel, Jeremiah, Thomas, Lucy, and Jabez. JEREMIAH, Lynn,
1634, rem. to Reading 1644. JEREMIAH, Boston, perhaps
s. of the preced. or of Zachary, by w. Esther had Mary, b. 1 Mar.
1653; and his w. d. 14 Sept. 1656. Next he m. 6 Oct. 1657, Sarah
Chubbuck of Hingham, had Jeremiah 5 Feb. 1660; was freem. 1690. Of
his est. admin. was giv. 21 July 1692, to wid. Martha. His d. Deborah
m. Joseph Belknap, jr. and Rebecca m. William Tudman. One Jeremiah
d. at Rehoboth, 15 Oct. 1676.