Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p88

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    DYER, BENJAMIN, Boston, freem. 1675, may have been s. of Thomas. His
w. Mary d. 15 Mar. 1690. CHARLES, Providence, s. perhaps youngest of
William of the same, made his will 5 Jan. 1727, pro. 6 Feb. foll. provid for
wid. Mary, nam. Extrix. as. Mary and Elizabeth direct. divis. in equal parts of
residue of his est. yet the eldest to have 20 addit. of the five s. and
if his w. fail, Samuel of Newport to be Excor. The s. were Samuel, John,
William, Thomas, and Charles, the last the eldest. Elisha, the Gov. of the
State 1857, is descend. GEORGE, Dorchester, sat on the jury at Court of
Assist. 28 Sept. 1630, and may well be presum. to have come in the Mary
and John, req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. and was sw. 18 May foll. He was made
constable 1632, had w. Elizabeth d. Elizabeth wh. m. William Trescott; and Mary, w. of
William Pond; d. June 1672. His will was of 30 Dec. bef. || GILES, Boston, ar.
co. 1680, by w. Hannah had Giles, b. 30 Oct. 1674, d. young; Mary, 28 June
1677; Elizabeth; Hannah, 8 Aug. 1683; and Giles, again, 5 Dec. 1685, H. C. 1706.
He was a Col. and Sheriff of the Co. d. 12 Aug. 1713. His will of 15 July bef.
names w. Hannah, and two ch. only, Giles, and Elizabeth Raisin, a wid. and her s.
George. JOHN, came in the Christian, at the age of 28, 1635, and two yrs.
after serv. in the Pequot war. He prob. sett. at New London bef 1650, and
soon after went to L. I. where he was in 1659. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. 171,
and VIII. 252, with Trumbull. Coll. Rec. I. 218. JOHN, Boston, by w. Mary had
Thomas, b. 18 Sept. 1673; and Benjamin, 15 July 1677. He was prob. s. of
Thomas of Weymouth, and there had John, b. 29 Feb. 1672; and at B. by w.
Elizabeth had Elizabeth 1 July 1679; Nathaniel, 17 Oct. 1681; Mary, 3 June 1683; 3
Samuel, 13 Oct. 1685; and Joseph, 2 Mar. 1687. Admin. of his est. was giv. 11
June 1696 to wid. and eldest s. John. JOSEPH, Weymouth br. of the preced.
m. 1676, Hannah Frary, wh. d. 1682, by wh. no ch. but Elizabeth and Hannah, b. 10
Oct. 1682, d. soon, are ment. and iD 1683 m. Hannah, d. I suppose, of John
Baxter of Braintree, had Hannah, b. 13 Feb. 1684; Joseph, 19 June 1686;
Benjamin, 13 Apr. 1688; Mary, or Mehitable, rather, acc. her f.'s will, 12
Apr. 1690; John, 9 Apr. 1692; and Thomas, 15 Apr. 1694; was freem. 1678,
deac. and d. 12 Oct. 1704. His will was made 30 July 1701, and his brs.
Benjamin Dyer, and Rev. Joseph Baxter to be overseers.
MAHERSHALLALHASHBAZ, Newport 1661, s. of William. R. I. Hist. Coll.
III. 252. The name is reverent. borrow. from Isaiah viii. 1. Some antiquary of
R. I. ought to inform the world, how, in soft moments of relaxat. so formidab.
a Hebrew prefix was abbrev. to a monosyl. by his mo. or sis. or br. It may
have been Mar, or Buz, as either end was chos. for this discipline of
affection; but to write it, as my friend and learned corresp. at
Providence has, Mayhershall, is a wantonness of perversion that may
seem his highest moral