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1682; and Joseph, 20 Jan. 1684. JOSEPH, Lynn, a wine-cooper from
London, came prob. in 1634, was freem. 3 Sept. of that yr. had a. fam.
Nathaniel and Benjamin, or d. Sarah, wh. m. 28 Dec. 1671, Thomas
Laighton; certain. liv. to gr. age. Presid. Dudley pro. his will 28 Oct.
1686, that was made 20 May 1681, at Lynn. It names only s. Nathaniel,
to wh. he gave ld. at Springfield; and Benjamin, mak. the latter
excor. and devis. to him est. at Lynn. Hutch I. 341, says he came
over at 60 (but he could be little more than 40) and d. in Boston,
aged 110. He foll. authority of Judge Sewall (wh. in one place says he
d. at Lynn), not doubting to draw the conclus. as to his age on arr. when
S. said he liv. here a. 50 yrs. To this weight, Felt, Eccl. Hist. I. 531
offers no resistance. But as the Court rec. of Essex Co. show that giv.
evidence in 1657, he was a. 60, and in 1670, he call. hims. betw. 70 and
80, we may judge with highest confidence, that when he d. 22 Jan. 1686,
he had not run much beyond 90, and perhaps not reached it. Lewis,
whose regard was absorbed by Boniface Burton, barely refers to Sewall's
liberaI allowance to Redknap, but gives no addit. to the credit of the
tradit. Sewall was very apt to believe what old persons told him, often
when their habits or power of mind should rather have led to distrust
their evidence. He owned est. at Hampton in Co. Middlesex, called
Blackbush right, near Hampton Court, wh. he sold in 1649 to Edward
Tomlyns.

    REDMAN, JOHN, Hampton, a blacksmith, one of the early sett. in
1685 was call. 70 yrs. old. JOHN, Hampton 1678, prob. s. of the
preced. m. Martha, d. of John Cass, may have had John. RICHARD,
Boston 1639, a mariner, was charged for murder, 1645, in Delaware
Bay, long imprison. but acquit. for defect. of evid. See Winthr. II. 237.
Yet the Court rec. seems to permit us to suppose, that his discharge was
for conven. of the prison keeper. ROBERT, Dorchester, was of Milton
when he made his will, 30 Dec. 1678, pro. 31 Jan. foll. wh. ment. w.
Luce; eldest s. John; youngest s. Charles; ds. Mercy; Ruth wh. m.
Everenden, that is an unkn. man; and s.-in-law William Delene, also
unkn. so by conject. may seem h. of Ruth.

    REDWAY, REDWEY, READAWAY or REDDAWAY, JAMES, Rehoboth
1646, prob. had John, perhaps more, as Sarah, wh. m. 25 May 1660,
Samuel Carpenter; and was bur. 28 Oct. 1676. JOHN, Rehoboth, prob.
s. of the preced. had James, b. 10 Jan. 1679; and John, 10 Sept 1682.

    REEVE or REEVES, HENRY, came in the Speedwell 1656, from London,
aged only 8 yrs. but whose care he was deliv. we kn. not. JOHN,
Salem, came in the Christian to Boston 1635, aged 19, from London,
prob. as apprent. of Francis Stiles, wh. next yr. carr. him to Windsor;
but in 1643, he had gr. of ld. at S. by w. Jane, a mem. of the, ch. 1640,