||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
York, York, Maine, United States
||1632 - 1834
||FOX - FOXCRAFT or FOXCROFT
|Volume 2, Page 197
wid. of Charles Chadwick, wh. 22 Feb. 1685, left him again a widower,
and he took, 16 Dec. foll. ano. w. Rebecca Wythe, wid. of Nicholas,
and he d. 25 Apr. 1693, aged 85. Prob. he had no ch. exc. Jabez, b.
1647, H. C. 1665, to bear up the uncert. tradit. honor, ascribed to him,
of descent from the autb. of the Book of Martyrs. For these two
Thomases, I have varied from Farmer in the dates, respectively, of
freem.'s oath. The reason may be very slight, but the Concord man
seems to have been the elder of the two; and tho. of the four names of
freem., above and below those of these two Foxes, three are of Concord,
yet two of them heard of not indeed bef. 1639, while Hayward, of those
adm. early in 1638, was of Concord 1630, and, of course, Hutchins of
Cambridge might seem to balance him; still the preponderance is for
Concord. Certainly the Smeedly two were here some yrs. bef. being
adm. freem. Bond boldly conject. p. 765, that he was the same as
Thomas of Concord, in wh. I dare not follow his lead. He thereby
makes the wid. of Percival Greene to be third w. and the wid. of
Chadwick fourth w. of Thomas Fox. Seven of this name had, in
1834, been gr. at Harv. and equal number at Yale, Brown, and
FOXALL, JOHN, Boston, had Ruth, bapt. 11 Nov. 1632, says the ch.
rec. I ought to obs. that this may be Coggeshall. or Coxshall, for that
gent. arr. at Boston in the Lion, only 8 wks. bef. Greater errors are
occasio. found in rec. Still it may be the name of John Foxwell, tho.
FOXCRAFT or FOXCROFT, || FRANCIS, Boston, said to be s. of
Daniel, wh. was mayor of Leeds in Co. York, in 1665, ar. co. 1679, was a
col. imprison. in Apr. 1689, as adher. of Gov. Andros, yet seems not to have
suffer. permanent unpopular. by w. Elizabeth d. of Gov. Danforth, m. 3 Oct.
1682, wh. d. 4 July 1721, had Francis, b. 26 Jan. 1695, H. C. 1712; and
Thomas, 26 Feb. 1697, H. C. 1714; d. at Cambridge 31 Dec. 1727.
FRANCIS, Cambridge, s. of the preced. m. 5 Nov. 1722, Mehitable Coney,
d. perhaps of John, had Mehitable, b. 19 Aug. 1723; Francis, 11 Aug.
1725, d. at 7 yrs.; Daniel, 11 Apr. 1726, H. C. 1746, d. at 30 yrs.;
Elizabeth .27 Mar. 1729; Thomas, 18 Jan. 1731, d. young; Martha, 29 Jan.
1733, d. young; Francis, again, 17 June 1735, d. next yr.; George, 31
May 1736, d. at 3 yrs.; Catharine, 20 Apr. 1737, d. next yr.; William,
10 Apr. 1738, d. young; Layton, 10 Mar. 1739, d. at 16 yrs.; John, 26
Mar. 1740, H. C. 1758; George, 4 July 1741, d. young; Phebe, 12
Aug. 1743; and Francis, 15 Nov. 1744, H. C. 1764; was Judge of Pro.
for Middlesex, and d. 28 Mar. 1768. GEORGE, Boston, nam. as propr.
in the old Book of Poss'sions bef. deeds were com. was possib. never
an inhab. but only a London merch. of the comp. of undertakers for us,
wh. no more is kn. but that his ho. lot was next to Edward Bendall's
the dock. THOMAS, Boston, br. of Francis the sec. min. of first ch.