Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v3p74

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perhaps, some yrs. aft. b.; Mary, 13 Jan. 1665, rec. at Springfield, prob.
bef. he was fix. at W.; Elizabeth 28 Feb. 1667, d. young; Hannah, 9 Jan.
1668; and Abigail, 11 Dec. 1670. His w. d. 29 Feb. 1696; and he m.
1705, sec. w. Hepzibah, wid. of Caleb Pomeroy, wh. d. 18 Nov. 1711.
WILLIAM, Lyme, sec. s. of Thomas, m. Mary Griffing of L. I. Oft.
the spell. is Laigh, and it may sometimes be Lay, wh. see. Twentyfour
of this name had been gr. in 1834, at the N. E. coll. of wh. one
half at Harv.

    LEEDS, BENJAMIN, Dorchester, s. of Richard, freem. 1670, m. 17
Sept. 1667, Mary, d. of William Brimsmead, had Benjamin, d. 13 Mar.
1718, aged 80. It would be pleasant to kn. what means the insert. of
this name among freem. 1680. He had sec. w. wh. d. 10 Aug. 1692;
and again m. 11 Aug. 1636, Abigail Knight, wh. d. 29 June 1712. No
ch. by either of the last two ws. is kn. and all of the name in our vicin.
are descend. of his br. JOHN, New London 1674, mariner, from
Staplehoe, Co. Kent, call. hims. 39 yrs. old in Sept. 1680, m. 25 Jan.
1678, Elizabeth d. of Cary Latham, had John, bapt. 13 Mar. 1681; Elizabeth 16
Oct. 1681 ; William, b. 3 Mar. bapt. 20 May 1683 ; Gideon ; and
Thomas, both bapt. aft. d. of f. 1 Aug. 1697. He liv. on Groton side,
where William liv. 1712. JOHN, Watertown, had, says Bond, Elizabeth; John;
Edward; Joseph; Abigail; and Deborah, bapt. 19 Jan. 1688; but he
could not name the w. JOSEPH, Dorchester, br. of Benjamin, rem. a.
1661 to Northampton, m. 8 Nov. of that yr. Miriam, d. of capt. Aaron
Cook, had Miriam, b. 1663; one, in 1664; Joseph, 1665; wh. all d.
young; Joanna, 1667; Miriam, again, 1670; John, 1672, d. soon;
John, again, 1674; Joseph, 1670, d. soon; Benjamin, 1677; was in the
Falls fight, 19 May 1676, and next yr. went back to his nat. town, there
had Samuel, 1679; Elizabeth 1684; and Rebecca, 1687; d. 28 Jan. 1715,
aged a. 77. His wid. Miriam d. 23 Aug. 1720. RICHARD, Dorchester,
emb. Apr. 1637 at Great Yarmouth, Co. Norfk. aged 32, with w. Joan,
23, and a ch. whose name is not found in the Eng. rec.; had a gr. of ld.
that yr. at Salem, says Felt, but did not cont. there, had Benjamin and
Joseph, tw. b. 14 July 1637, bapt. 4 Apr. 1639; freem. 1645, a selectman
1653; constable 1664, d. 18 Mar. 1693, aged a. 98, says the
inscript. over his gr. whereas his declarat. in 1637 would prove him to
be 88. The fond exaggera. of his days is seen in the will, made a few
days bef. d. pro. 1 Apr. foll. begin. with this language: "being by the
patience of God near an hundred yrs. old." It names only 8. Joseph,
and Benjamin; d. Hannah Clap, w. of Samuel, wh. was bapt. 16 Feb.
1640; d.-in-law Miriam, w. of Joseph, and gr.a Joseph.

    LEEK, PHILIP, New Haven, took o. of fidel. 1644, had Philip, b. 26
Aug. 1646; Eleazer, bapt. 12 Sept. 1647, wh. is call. Ebenezer at the
Pru. Court distribut. of the est. of his f.; Thomas, 21 Jan. 1649, wh.