Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p290


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in Virg." From there he wrote to his w's br. James, 29 June 1665,
and this is the last that is kn. of him, tho. in the Coll. catal. the yr. of
his d. has never been giv. so that, from the blank in Mather, Farmer
suppos. him liv. in 1698, when prob. he had left the world 30 yrs. bef.
Yet a suspicion reasonab. arises, from the Conn. Col. Rec. I. 432, direct.
the constable to secure prop. to amount of a certain debt, that his object
was to escape creditors, rather than to preach the gospel. WILLIAM,
Dover 1656, rem. to Kittery, there a. 1676 d. leav. ch. John, aged 18;
William, 16; Robert, 14; James, wh. was cripple, 11; Alexander, 6;
and Judith, 2; and the sec. and third were then apprent. at Dover.
WILLIAM, Dover, s. of the preced. m. at Portsmouth 4 Sept. 1682, Mary
Lovering, wh. may have been d. of John of Dover. WILLIAM, Stonington,
blacksmith, d. 1705, leav. wid. Bridget. By the rec. of our Gen.
Ct. he seems, in his youth to have been fined for propos. m. with Sarah
Coggan, without leave of her friends. at Stonington, in 1653. See Vols.
III. and IV. WILLIAM, Lyme, s. of the preced. prob. m. 19 July 1678,
Philadelphia Tileston, had Rachel, Joanna, wh. d. soon, and Philadelphia;
but no more is kn. Fifteen at Yale, and fourteen at Harv. of this
name, including those wh. reject. the h, had been gr. 1853, and many at
other N. E. coll.

    THORNCOMB, ANDREW, Boston, a bookseller in 1685, from London, as
Thomas, in Hist. Print. II. 414, ment. We can have no hestitat. in
presum. that he went back discourag.

    THORNDIKE, JOHN, Beverly, perhaps s. of Rev. Goere, rector
of Little Carleton, near Lowth, Co. Lincoln, bapt. 23 July 1603, and
br. of Rev. Herbert, a prebend of Westminister, came to Boston as
early as 1632, if not in the fleet with Winthrop for he was one of the
twelve allow. by the governm. 1 Apr. 1633 to go to plant Ipswich,
with the eldest s. of the Gov. We are ign. who was his w. but think
her name was Elizabeth and kn. that he had six ds. Sarah, Elizabeth Ann, Mary,
Alice, and Martha, only s. Paul. In 1668, he went to Eng. there
had Alice, and Martha, bapt. 10 Apr. 1669, then of ripe yrs. and made
his will there, 29 July of that yr. in contemplat. of his ret. and by that
instr. it is found, that d. Ann was insane, Alice and Martha in Eng. with
him. Yet he d. bef. come back, and was bur. 3 Nov. 1668 in the cloisters.
Sarah m. 10 Dec. 1661, John Low of Ipswich; and Elizabeth m. Dec. 1662, that
John Proctor of Salem, wh. was hanged 19 Aug. 1692 for witchcr. but happi.
she d. bef. the fanaticism began. * PAUL, Beverly, only s. of the preced. was
bapt. 18 Apr. 1663, aged a. 20 yrs. by the dean at Westminister Abbey, m. 28
Apr. 1668, Mary or Margaret, d. of James Patch, had Mary, b. 8 Jan. 1669;
Elizabeth 14 Oct. 1670; Hannah, 14 May 1673; John, 22 Jan. 1675; Paul,
17 Apr. 1677; Herbert; and Martha; was lieut. 1677, freem. 1680, and
rep. 1681. Prob. all the eleven gr. at H. C. are his descend.

    THORNDON, JOHN, Newport, one of the founders, 1644, of the bapt.
ch. there, says Callender, 63. It may well be thot. that the d. was
design. by the writer for t.