Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p414

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render. on 3 Sept. 1651, in the dreadful field of Worcester, bef. he was
eleven yrs. of age; was a Bapt. freem. 1671, chos. an Assit. 1679,
when he was only 38 yrs. old, and the progenit. of the disting. family of
W. in that State. He d. 25 Sept. 1689, hav. made his will, 9 June
1683, wh. was pro. 2 June 1690. In it names ch. Thomas, Margaret,
and Mary. By his first w. he had two ds. only, Mary, wh. m. Josiah, s.
of Gov. Benedict Arnold, Margaret, wh. m. Robert Weightman, and d.
26 Sept. 1728, aged 57, neither of wh. left issue that liv. to be m. and
by sec. w. he had two s. only, Thomas, b. a. 1683, and Richard, 15 Apr.
1689, wh. bec. the Gov. of the Col. That he was freem. of Portsmouth
1655, might be seen on p. 300 of R. I. Col. Rec. but that surname is a
mistake for Waite, as Stiles copied it neatly a century bef. His wid.
Amy or Ammi m. Arnold Collins, and d. 11 Jan. 1732. Thomas the s.
d. 22 Dec. 1695, aged 12 yrs. and the fam. name was perpet. by the s.
not nam. in the testament. THOMAS, Middletown, eldest s. of William
by his sec. w. m. 6 Dec. 1683, Hannah, d. of James Tappan. He had
sec. w. Elizabeth m. in 1714, and d. 2 June 1728. WILLIAM, Sudbury, came
in 1639, with five ch. prob. John, b. a. 1626; Joanna, a. 1628; Obaddiah,
a. 1632; Richard, a. 1635; and Deborah, a. 1637; and sec. w.
Elizabeth had b. here, Hannah, a. 1639; William, 22 Jan. 1640; Samuel,
24 Sept. 1641; Elizabeth 14 Apr. 1643; Increase, 22 Feb. 1645; Hopestill,
24 Feb. 1646; Eleazer, a. 1649; and Bethia, a. 1658; was freem.
1643, rep. 1644; rem. 1660 to Marlborough, and was rep. 1666; was
deac. at the first organiz. of the ch. and d. 10 Aug. 1687. He made his
will, 6 Apr. the yr. bef. and his wid. d. 9 Dec. 1700, aged 86. WILLIAM,
Wetheresfield, s. of the wid. Joyce W. of wh. no more is kn. than
the ment. in the will of his mo. Nov. 1640, unless, wh. is not very
prob. he be the freem. of Fairfield 1657-1669, wh. perhaps was s. of the
first Andrew. WILLIAM, Fairfield, s. of the first Andrew, had good est.
and his only heir was his wid. Esther, wh. m. 1678, Ebenezer Hawley,
was an ens. and the inv. bears date 4 Mar. 1676. WILLIAM, Middletown,
perhaps s. of the wid. Joyce, by w. Sarah had William, b. 24 June
1659, d. young; as did the mo. soon; and he m. 28 Mar. 1660, sec. w.
Phebe, by wh. he had Thomas, 7 Feb. 1661; Phebe, 17 Mar. 1663;
William, again, 2 Aug. 1665; Sarah, 18 Dec. 1667; Ann, 20 Mar.
1670; Dorothy, 5 Mar. 1672; Susanna, 6 June 1674; and John, 12
May 1678; and d. 28 Mar. 1690. His wid. d. 1 Sept. 1691. At the
date of his will, 25 Dec. 1688, all the eight last b. ch were liv. Sarah
m. 14 June 1688, Benjamin Hands. WILLIAM, Marlborough, s. of the
first William, m. 4 or 6 Sept. 1679, Hannah, d. of Solomon Johnson,
wid. of Gershom Eames, not d. as the Memoir in Geneal. Reg. V. 271,
gives it, had William, b. 27 May or Mar. as the valuab. Ward Family,