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    NOWELL, ALEXANDER, Charlestown, s. of Increase, freem. 1671,
compos. sev. almanacs, but d. 13 July 1672, prob. unm. GEORGE,
Boston, blacksmith, ar. co. 1662, by w. Lydia, had Ann, b. 13 Oct.
1659. INCREASE, Charlestown, came 1630, in the fleet with
Winthrop prob. in the Arbella, was one of the founders of first ch. in
Boston, his being, the fifth name on the list of memb. and w. Parnell
the fourteenth, had here Increase, b. 19, bapt. 21 Nov. 1630, d. young;
Abigail, b. 27 Apr. bapt. 3 June 1632, being the very next bapt. to that
of Increase, because intermed. Wilson the min. had been gone to Eng.
and she d. young; was one of the founders of the new ch. at Charlestown
by setting off from Boston, had Samuel, b. 12, bapt. 22 Nov.
1634, H. C. 1653; Eleazer, b. 16 Nov. 1636, d. soon; Mehitable
b. 2 Feb. 1638; Increase, again, 23 May 1640, prob. error for 13, as he
was bapt. 19 of that mo.; Mary, 26 May 1643; and Alexander, a. 1645,
H. C. 1664. His w. was Parnell Gray, d. of wid. Catharine Coytemore,
who came over with the fam. of N. and elder sis. of capt. Thomas
Coytemore, but the w. of N. was by her first h. Gray; and the prop. of
Coytemore, bef. the law made half blood to be heirs, was judged to
descend. of Coytemore alone. He was always in pub. serv. hav. early
giv. up the place of ch. elder, was Secr. of the Col. many yrs. and
Assist. from the elect. in Eng. bef. the royal chart. to his d. 1 Nov. 1655.
His wid. d. 25 Mar. 1687, aged 84. Mehitable m. William Hilton,
and next, deac. John Cutler, and d. 1711; Mary m. 14 Aug. 1666,
Isaac Winslow, and next, 16 Sept. 1674, John Long. PHILIP, Salem,
mariner, drown. 15 Nov. 1675. ROBERT, Salem, m. 1 Jan. 1668, Mary
Tatchell, unless this be, as I conject. an impossib. name, had William and
Robert, tw. both d. in few days; Mary, b. 27 Feb. 1670; and Robert, 5
Nov. 1672. SAMUEL, Charlestown, eldest surv. s. of Increase, a preach.
but never a sett. min. was chaplain in Philip's war, both on Conn. riv. and
in the gr. Narraganset fight, where his bravery is much applaud. in
Magn. VII. cap. 6, sec. 10, and Mather wishes us to suppose, that he
used other than spiritual weapons; freem. 1667, Assist. 1680, and in
Oct. 1685, chos. Treasr. of the Col. from wh. the royal commiss. to
Dudley next yr. reliev. him; went to Eng. to act with Mather at Court,
in favor of the country, but d. at London, in Sept. 1688. His wid.
Mary, by wh. he had no ch. d. 14 Aug. 1693. She was d. of William
Alford, and was first w. of Peter Butler, third w. of Hezekiah Usher,
and first of N. This fam. was of repute in Eng. Alexander, dean of
St. Paul's in Queen Elizabeth day, a learned puritan, s. of John of Great
Mearly, near Clitheroe, in Lancashire, on the edge of Yorksh. d. 13
Feb. 1601, aged 90, says Wood's Athenae. THOMAS, Windsor, an early
sett. tho. it is not thot. that he had been at Dorchester, had w. Elizabeth but
no ch. and in his will of 3 Nov. 1648, aft. small gifts to his kindr. Robert