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came in the fleet with Winthrop desir. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, and
was sw. 1 Apr. 1634, m. a. 1632, Naomi Torrey, perhaps sis. of William,
had Lydia, b. 8 Dec. 1633 John, 14 Mar. 1635; Peter, 1637, d. at 5
yrs. by casulty, as Winthrop II. 77, relates; Joseph, 12 Apr. 1638;
Dinah, 2 Apr. 1642. Elizabeth 23 Jan. 1644; Richard 1648; Naomi,
1649; Israel, 1651; Esther, 1653; and Benjamin, 1656. He had
trouble with the col. governm. in 1639, about gather. a ch. or sett. a
min. and sold his est. next yr. of wh. rec. is on p. 16 of Vol. I. but did
not rem. bef. 1642 or 3, then fix. his abode at Scituate, in the freer col.
of Plymouth, there d. 1663. His inv. is 24 Sept. and his will names
w. and the ten liv ch. His wid. d. Nov. 1668. Lydia m. 4 Sept. 1652
Nathaniel Rawlins; Elizabeth m. 24 Jan. 1659, John Lowell, d. aft. hav.
three ch. and Naomi m. 1663, the same John Lowell. RICHARD,
Milton 1678, s. of the preced. m. Hannah, d. of James Leonard of
Taunton. THOMAS, Watertown, m. Sarah, d. Christopher Grant,
and d. 27 Nov. 1696, leav. her alive; but Bond has not furnish. any
further acco. nor his usual affluence of dates.

    SIMMONS, SYMONS, SIMONES or SYMONDSON, JOHN, Rowley 1671,
Haverhill 1678, then said to be 38 yrs. old, may have intermed. been at
Dover a few yrs. unless, as seems more prob. this were an older man,
and one sent by capt. Mason very early to his patent at Piscataqua, wh.
liv. at Dover, and was a juryman 1673. JOHN, Taunton 1679, had w.
Martha, eldest s. John, eldest d. Mary. MICHAEL, Dover 1665, tax.
there next yr. MOSES, Plymouth, one of the first comers, arr. in the
Fortune 1621, b. at Leyden, and bearing the Dutch name of Symonson
or Simonson, but early shorten. his name to the first two syllab.; prob.
brot. w. but no ch. is kn. exc. Moses, and Thomas, wh. may both have
been b. here. He sett. at Duxbury, was one of the orig. purch. of
Dartmouth and props. of Bridgewater, and of Middleborougb, but did
not rem. to either. MOSES, Duxbury, s. of the preced. or perhaps his
gr.s. for one of the name is ment. wh. may, however, have been s. of
Thomas; by w. Sarah had John, Aaron, Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah, wh. all
m. and he d. 1689. RICHARD, Salem 1668, m. 1 Aug. 1679, Hannah
Wells, had Richard, b. 11 Dec. 1681; d. 19 Mar. foll. and to his wid. admin.
of his little prop. was given 27 June 1682. SAMUEL, Haverhill 1669,
may be the same wh. d. at Lynn, 26 July 1675. SAMUEL, Newbury,
casual. k. 18 June 1682. THOMAS, Braintree, sold his ho. and ld. Mar.
1640. THOMAS, Situate 1646, s. of Moses the first, had Moses and
Aaron. WILLIAM, Boston, prob. by w. Ann had Hannah, b. a. Aug.
1640, and he d. in short time aft. for his wid. had bec. w. of Abel
Porter, and brot. this Hannah to bapt. 30 Apr. 1643, call. 2 yrs. and 8
mos. old, the mo. join. the ch. on Sunday bef. WILLIAM, Woburn
1662, may have been first of Charlestown 1639, but rather may this
name be Simonds. WILLIAM, Haverhill 1657.