||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
||1635 - 1788
||MEAKINS or MEEKINS - MEARS
|Volume 3, Page 192
May 1636, had Joseph, bapt 5 May 1639, at Boston, and at Braintree,
Sarah, b. 24 Apr. 1641; and Thomas, 8 June 1643; was rep. 1644;
rem. to Roxburg there had Hannah, bapt. 13 Mar. 1647; and John, 28
Jan. 1649, d. in May foll. and his w. Sarah d. in childbed, 21 Jan. 1651,
says. the ch. rec. wh. adds "she was a gracious woman, and left a good
savor behind her." The Braintree rec. ment. that Helen M. was
drown. 3 Dec. 1638; and she may have been ch. but more prob. sis. of
this man. He rem. to Hadley, with sec w. Elizabeth m. says rec. of R. 14
Feb. 1651 (unless this be antedat.) wh. d. 1683 without ch. and he d.
10 Dec. 1687. He had ds. Mary, I suppose b. at Braintree, wh. m. at
Nathaniel Clark of Northampton, bore him two ds. and in 1669 m.
John Allis of Hatfield; and Hannah, w. of Joseph Belknap, wh. d. 26
Dec. 1688, to share his prop. acc. his will, with heirs of his only s.
THOMAS, Hatfield, s. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Thomas Bunce of
Hartford, had Sarah, b. 1667; Mary, 1670; John, 1672; Thomas,
1673, and Mehitable, 1675; and he was k. by the Ind. 19 Oct. of that
yr. His wid. m. next yr. John Downing.
MEANE or MEANS JOHN, Cambridge, by w. Ann had John, b. 3
Feb. 1638, wh. d. 10 Aug. of the yr. foll.; Sarah, Feb. 1640; Mary, 3
Apr. 1644; John, again, posthum. 19 Sept. wh. was bur. 21 0ct. 1646;
but the f. d. or was bur. 19 Mar. bef. The wid. m. John Hastings, outliv.
him, and d. 10 June 1667, acc. Harris, Epit. 170, but her inv. tak.
3 Apr. 1666, says she d. 25 Mar. preced. Her d. Sarah m. 10 Apr.
1655, Walter Hastings, s. of John, but not, as Harris, Epit. 32, makes
him, also, of Ann Meane, and she d. 27 Aug. 1673; Mary, m. 12 Nov.
1661, Samuel Hastings, s. of John.
MEARS, JAMES, Boston, feltmaker, s. of Robert, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth
b. 1 Aug. 1668; Edward, 22 Mar. 1670; Robert, 29 Jan. 1672;
Oliver, 3 Dec 1673; Hannah, 28 Jan. 1677, d. soon; Hannah, again, 2
June 1678; John, 12 May 1680; Nathaniel, 7 Oct. 1682, d. soon; and
Nathaniel, again, 26 Sept. 1683. In 1704 he sold the ld. on wh. the
French, or Huguenot, chapel was soon built, wh. in 1748 was sold to
the relig. soc. that symboliz. with Rev. Andrew Croswell, and in 1785
pass. into the hands of Roman Catholics, where on 2 Nov. 1788 was for
the first time in Boston held the performance of the mass. There the
pious services of Rev. Father Matignon, and of the blessed Cheverus,
aft. a Cardinal, and Archbp. of Bordeaux, were giv. to a very small
congrega. JOHN, Boston, br. of the preced. d. 12 Nov. 1663, under mid.
age, leav. wid. Mary and posthum. s. John, b. 28 Dec.; had made his
will 26 Sept. bef. as in Geneal. Reg. XII. 153. Ano. JOHN, of Boston,
by w. Lydia had John, b.5 July 1678. ROBERT, Boston, tailor, came
in the Abigail, 1635, from London, aged 43, with w. Elizabeth 30; Samuel,
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