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JOTHAM, Newcastle, a counsel. who d. 16 Aug. 1748, aged 73, Farmer
thinks was s. of the preced.

    ODLIN, ODLYN, original. AUDLEY, or AUDLIN, ELISHA, Boston, s. of
John, m. Aug. 1659, Abigail, d. of deac. Henry Bright of Watertown,
had Hannah, b. 3 Sept. 1666; Margaret, 26 Feb. 1669, d. soon; Abigail,
5 Apr. 1670; and Margaret, again, 5 Aug. 1672; John, 25,
bapt. 28 May 1678; John, again, 18, bapt. 20 Nov. 1681, H. C. 1702
(min. of Exeter, who was f. of Elisha, H. C. 1731, min. of Amesbury,
d. of Woodbridge, H. C. 1738, min. at Exeter); and d. a. 1724.
JOHN, Boston, one of the early sett. No. 139 on the ch. list, was a cutler
or armorer, disfranchis. Nov. 1637 as an antinomian, by w. Margaret
had John, b. 3 June 1635, d. soon aft. says the town rec. but in the ch.
bapt. 28; Hannah, 9 Feb. 1638, d. soon aft. says the town rec. but by
the ch. bapt. 4 Mar. foll.; Elisha, b. 1, bapt. 5 July 1640; John, again,
3, bapt. 13 Feb. 1642; Hannah, again, bapt. 29 Oct. 1643, a. 8 days
old; and Peter, bapt. 12 July 1646, a. 9 days old (while town rec.
asserts his b. 2 Aug.); and d. 18 Dec. 1685, aged 83. His will, of 6
Mar. 1685, pro. 11 Jan. foll. of wh. Elisha was excor. names the three s.
and Hannah Bumstead, but whose d. she was is not kn.

    OFFITT, JOHN, Milford, s. of the first Thomas of the same, b. in Eng.
had w. Hannah Hawley, who claim. divorce from him, and obtain. her
desire, m. again, John Beard. He next m. 1656 or 7, Martha, d. of
Samuel Nettleton of Branford, had Thomas, b. 20 Aug. 1657, d. young;
Martha, 12 Aug. 1659; Mary, 20 June 1661; John, 3 Feb. 1665, d.
soon; John, again, 21 Jan. 1667; Samuel, 21 Jan. 1670, Elizabeth 19 Feb.
1673; and Lydia. He was propound. for freem. 1670; and d. early in
1692, prob. as his inv. was tak. 4 May. By his will, of 29 July 1689,
the two s. and four ds. are nam. as Martha, w. of Peter Carrow;
Mary, w. of Daniel Picket; and the two unm. Elizabeth d. 1699, her
prop. was distrib. to the five brs. and sis. and the name seems to be
Uffet in one place, and Uffert in ano. THOMAS, Roxbury 1632, came
in the Lion, arr. at Boston 16 Sept. with w. Isabel and ch. Thomas,
John, and a d. wh. m. Roger Terrill, but whose name is not seen. This
uncommon name is spelled Uffitt as the ch. rec. of R. exhibits it, or
Uskitt, perhaps in despair of getting the letters into a more common
shape, in the rec. of his qualifica. at London, adm. freem. 4 Mar. 1633,
rem. 1635, with Pynchon to Springfield, where the name is Ufford, as
the descend. now write it, but passing into Conn. at Milford 1639, where
he and w. join. the ch. 1645, it bec. Uffoote. Chapin confus. the f. with
s. of the same name, makes him an early propr. of Wethersfield, and aft.
of Stratford 1644, whereas he was never an inhab. of either of those
towns. A yr. or two bef. his d. he m. at Stamford, Elizabeth wid. of Nicho