Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p146


Volume 4, Page 146

and on prob. of the will 5 Apr. 1670, admin. was giv. to John and
Edward. EDWARD, Chelmsford, s. of the preced. m. 6 July 1663,
Priscilla Underwood, d. of William, had Dorothy, b. 1664; Deborah,
1667; and Edward, 1671; was freem. 1690, and rep. 1691. JOHN,
Chelmsford, s. prob. the eldest, of Edward the first, m. 18 May 1658,
Hannah Hale, had Eunice, b. 27 July, 1660, says the rec. in Middlesex;
but Farmer MS. beside sev. ds. not nam., gives him John, b. 28 Feb.
1661; Edward, 16 Sept. 1663; Samuel, 6 Mar. 1668; and Joseph, 22
Oct. 1673; was freem. 1690. Descend. of the first Edward have been
very num. much scatter. and highly respectab. Nine of this name had
in 1834 been gr. at Yale, two at Harv. and eighteen at other N. E. coll.
acc. Farmer's MS.

    SPAULE, SPOWELL or SPAUL, THOMAS, Boston, by w. Alice had
Mary, b. Sept. 1644; and for sec. w. had Mary, wh. brot. him Elizabeth 29
Sept. 1646; if the rec. be true; and yet ano. w. Elizabeth d. of Thomas
Buckminister of Muddy riv. and by her two ch. ment. in the will of their
gr.f. Sept. 1656; but the rec. of Boston m. has 18 Aug. 1653 his union
with Mary Guttridge, of wh. I am ign. whether she was wid. or maid;
so that we ought to hesitate, whether Spaul and Spowell be the same.
Mary his w. by his will of 23 Feb. 1671, was devisee of his ho. ld. and
personal est. while a wid. but aft. his d. Mary, w. of Joseph Knight, to
enjoy in perpet. and failing issue, then to his kinswom. Elizabeth d. of
Edmund Brown of Dorchester. So that it may seem almost certain,
that he had not m. the Buckminster. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Elizabeth
had Thomas; and Mehitable, the latter b. 31 Mar. 1652; and William,
18 Jan. 1655; all bapt. 21 July 1661; and by the style of William
Spowell sen. conveys by deed of 19 Jan. 1675 all his right of commonage
in B. to John Marion sen. cordwainer of B.

    SPEAR, EBENEZER, Braintree, s. of George the first, m. 16 July 1679,
Rachel, d. of Samuel Deering, had Ebenezer, b. 24 June 1680; Mary,
10 June 1682; Samuel, 18 May 1684; Rachel, 10 Apr. 1686; Joseph,
25 Feb. 1689; Nathaniel, 18 May 1693; Abigail, 7 Nov. 1695; Benjamin,
12 Feb. 1699; and Deering, 6 Mar. 1700; and d. 27 Mar. 1719.
GEORGE, Braintree, had first been of Dorchester, says fam. tradit. but
against evid. of the negat. kind, freem. 29 May 1644, when the name is
spelt Spere, by w. Mary, wh. d. 7 Dec. 1674, had George; Sarah, b. 11
May 1647; Richard; Samuel, b. 18 Oct. 1651, d. soon; Hannah, 30
Mar. 1653, d. soon, but the rec. in Geneal. Reg. XII. 110, must be
wrong; Ebenezer, 3 Aug. 1654; Samuel, again, 16 Jan. 1659; Nathaniel,
15 May 1665; and Hannah, again. Sarah m. 19 June 1672,
George Witty; and Hannah m. 28 Dec. 1694. Simeon Bryant.
GEORGE, Braintree, s. of the preceed. m. 27 Apr. 1669, Mary, d. of