Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p267


Volume 4, Page 267

had Richard, b. a. 1668, and prob. other ch. wh. with their mo. it is thot.
on destruct. of the town in 1676, when he was k. by the Ind. were forced
to go to Boston for refuge. THOMAS, an Eng. knight and baronet, came
to Boston, with favor of appoint. by Cromwell to be Gov. of Acadia, in
1657, assoc. with Col. Crowne, as grantee of Nova Scotia, spent many
yrs this side of the water, speculat. in the lds. far and near, join the ch. of
Increase Mather in June 1670, yet was careful to hold good terms with
Charles II. (wh. renew, his office of Gov.) with wh. in former yrs. he
interpos. his kind offices to befriend N. E. One mark of this I copied in
the State Paper office at London, July 1842, being his letter to Secr.
Morrice from Boston, Aug. 1661, about the regicides, Whalley and Goffe,
with a very curious one from Rev. John Davenport, on the same subject,
addressed to Temple. The clerg. beats the courtier on that topic; but
allowance is to be made for the cause, inasmuch as Temple was sincere,
we may well suppose, and be more sure that Davenport was not. He
thought a little equivocation justifiable for the glory of God,and safety
of the prescribed. A pleasant anecdote is relat. by Hutchinson of T.'s
persuad. the king, that the pine tree on the coin struck in Boston, was
the royal oak that saved his majesty. I doubt not, this is as near the
truth as tradit. oft. reaches; perhaps it was uttered by the traveller to
our friend the Earl of Manchaster, or even to the Earl of Clarendon,
whose well-tried loyalty quarrelled not with discretion; and in the way
of trifling not uncommon in that court, may possib. tho. I think not, have
got up to the throne. If the merry monarch had been ill-natured eno.
to ask what the date, 1652, meant. Sr. Thomas must have had awkward
sensations. He d. in London, 27 Mar. 1674, had left at B. a will
of 14 Oct. 1671, pro. 28 July 1674, but all the excors. Gov. Leverett
capt. Lake, capt. Hull, and John Richards, immediat. renounced the
office, prob. thro. fear that the debts would much exceed the means.
Ano. will had been pro. the very day bef. at the Prerog. Ct. Doctor's
Commons, made 27 Mar. of that yr. so that the first, wh. may be found
in our Prob. Vol. VI. 59, is supersed. by this if I. 327.

    TENCH, EDWARD, New Haven 1643. WILLIAM, Plymouth, came in
the Fortune 1621, alone, as count. in the allot. of lds. and, as is said, d.
bef. 1638. As his name does not appear in the div. of cattle. 1627, he
may well be suppos. to have d. so much earlier, unless a rem. to ano.
place, can be plausib. assert. See Morton's Mem. and Young's Chron.

    TENNEY or TENNY, DANIEL. Bradford, m. 21 July 1680, Elizabeth Stickney,
perhaps d. of William. DANIEL, Rowley, youngest s. of Thomas,
by w. Mary had Thomas, b. 1681; Daniel 1694; John 1696; William
1698; Richard 1701; and Ebenezer 1703; beside two ds. JAMES,
Boston, m. 8 Sept. 1654, Elizabeth d. of Abraham Hagborn. * JOHN,