Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p252


Volume 2, Page 252

5 June 1662; and his wid. m. 28 Dec. 1664, Samuel Marshfield. Sarah m.
Samuel Field of Hatfield. John was tak. by the Ind. in Philip's war, 1675 or
6, and Mrs. Rowlandson, during her captiv. among them, saw and assist. him.
He escaped with gr. peril of his life; but I kn. nothing more. THOMAS,
Topsfield, from Scotland, it is said, but I hesitate to believe it, came
in the Prudent Mary from London, arr. at Boston, July 1661. A fellow
passeng. was Ch. J. Samuel Sewall, then nine yrs. old. He had been min. in
Eng. and soon found a place in our country as first min. of T. in 1663. But
his imprud. and intemper. requir. his dism. and he went back to
Charlestown, where he had first sett. and d. 26 Oct. 1673 at the ho. of
Rev. Zechariah Symmes. His will, of 2 June 1673, wh. gives every thing to
w. Elizabeth speaks of �30 due "for pains in the ministry at T." tho. we may
fear, as his dism. was not reputable, it could not be recov. at law. It is
strange, that ch. rec. of Charlestown, on recept. of his wid. call. her
Sarah. Budington gives from the Magn. part IV. of Book III. cap. VI., the
monument inscript. wh. is still legib. THOMAS, Saybrook, s. of John of
Hartford, m. 27 Sept. 1681, Deborah Beamont, had a ch. 7 June 1683, that d.
in 12 days, and the w. d. two days earlier. THOMAS, Taunton, s. of Thomas
of the same, gr.s. of first John, was an ensign, m. at Boston 18 Dec.
1676, Ann Black, call. of Milton, wh. d. 9 May 1722, aged 71, and he d. 20
Apr. 1725, aged 82. In the rec. of the Proprs. of T. the ch. are thus descr.
Hannah, b. 28 Sept. 1677; Sarah, and Mary, tw. 11 Aug. 1679; Thomas, 11 July
1681, perhaps d. at 11 yrs.; Nathaniel, 19 July 1683; and Mehitable, 5 May
1686. THOMAS, Boston, s. of first Jonathan, mariner, very brave and
enterpris. m. 26 Nov. 1689, Lydia, d. of Samuel Ballard of Charlestown, had
Ann, b. 9 July 1692; Mary, 20 May 1694 ; Thomas, 24 Aug. 1697; Samuel, 21
Feb. 1699, Elizabeth 7 Feb. 1702; and Lydia, 9 July 1707. His w. d. 23 Mar. 1708,
aged 37; and 24 Sept. next he m. Mary Trowbridge. He d. 9 Feb. 1719, and
his wid. a. 30 Dec. 1733. THOMAS, Brookfield, s. of Thomas of Springfield,
where he took o. of alleg. 1 Jan. 1679, had, beside sev. ds. Thomas,
Jonathan, and John; d. at Springfield 14 May 1698. WILLIAM, Windsor 1640,
made freem. of Conn. that yr. possib. was f. of sev. of the preced. but no
more is told of him. WILLIAM, Boston, cordwainer and merch. 1676, had w.
Rebecca, three s. of wh. William was one, wh. d. soon after his f. also d.
Mary. He d. Jan. 1693.

    GILDERSLEEVE, * RICHARD, Stamford, one of the first
sett. in 1641, was rep. in 1643, but he had been five yrs. at Wethersfield
bef. going to S. yet it is not kn. that he went from Watertown or other part
of Mass. In 1663 he was of Hempstead, L. I. whither he rem. near 17 yrs.
bef. and in some of the time had liv. at Newton, next yr. had a commiss. for