||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
||1665 - 1755
Sept. 1665; Israel, 21 Aug. 1667; and Rebecca, 19 June 1673. He
was, prob. that freem. on the list of. 1669, and had been many yrs. d.
Sept. 1684, leav. fair est. we may believe, as also that his line was prolong.
for in 1755, John S. was gr. at Yale. Mary m. 3 June 1677,
Samuel Farnsworth; Elizabeth m. first, 1680, James Mackman, a rich
merch. and sec. in 1699, John Eliot, Esquire; and Rebecca m. 1694,
Atherton Mather. THOMAS, Windsor, s. of the preced. m. 31 Dec.
1691, Dorothy, d. of the sec. John Talcott, had Mary, b. 4 Jan. 1693,
and his w. d. 28 May 1696. He m. 1697, Abigail Lothrop, perhaps
wid. of Samuel the sec. of New London, certain. not, as Stiles, in Hist.
807, calls her, d. of Rev. Timothy Edwards, for she was his sis. had
Thomas, 9 Apr. 1698; Daniel, 13 Aug. 1699; Benjamin, 28 Apr.
1701; Timothy, 27 June 1703; Abigail, 21 Dec. 1704; David, 9 Sept.
1706; Mabel, 19 Aug. 1708; Jonathan, 7 Oct. 1710; Elizabeth 20 Dec.
1712; Isaac, 2 Nov. 1714; and John, 11 Dec. 1719; was a capt. and
d. 14 Jan. 1749. His wid. d. 23 Jan. 1754. WILLIAM, Dorchester, s.
of the first Israel, perhaps b. in Eng. where, aft. gr. at Harv. he resort.
and stud. at Oxford Univ. being by order of Parliam. creat. a fellow of
New Coll. and. preach at a parish in Co. Sussex, says Farmer, but
with unkn. authority, and by Calamy is put with min. eject. for losing
his fellowship soon aft. the restor. Aft. coming back, he was disting.
for preach. the Election serm. 1668, but would not confine his powers
to the pulpit; and was one of the selectmen 1671-4, an Assist. 1671-86,
some yrs. commissnr. for the Unit. Col. and in the end of Oct. 1667
went with Bulkley, as agent to defend our cause at London. In the
gr. contest with the crown he lost support of many friends, and stood
the very lowest in the nominat. of the eighteen Assist. in 1686, being
justly suspect. as guilty of moderat. He was appoint. by k. James
one of the Counc. to Sir E. Andros, but partook of the N. E. spirit,
when the Gov. was depos. and so gain the favor of Mather, that he
nominat. him for lieut. gov. in the new charter, in wh. office, as also
ch. just in 1695, he contin. till his d. 7 July 1701. Unhap. for his
reputa. he was made cheif in 1692 of the unlawful special courte of oyer
and terminer for trials of witches with the more amiable Sewall and
Saltonstall, of wh. the one left the bench in disgust at the outrages on
justice, and the other most bitterly repent. in public sackcloth; but
Stoughton, a bach. was made of sterner stuff. From the unerring tribunal
in the gr. day of retrib. justice, he may receive the mercy that
he knew not how to show; and some tenderness mighht be felt even by
fellow mortals for his murderous proceeding in the case of Rebecca
Nurse, did not such conduct in a judge, aft. verdict of acquittal, necessarily
stimulate execration. In the dark rec. of criminal adjundicat. no