Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p443

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    WEBB, ADEY, ADY, ADDEY or ADDY, Plymouth 1631, was tax. in
two foll. yrs. and on the list of those able to bear arms in 1643, his
name appears with a star bef. it. He was not a sever puritan, but oft.
prosecut. for work. on the Lord's day, bound as serv. to Gov. Prence,
and prob. had no w. or ch. See Felt, Eccles. Hist. i. 347. BENJAMIN,
Malden, m. 7 Dec. 1669, Mercy, d. of William Bucknam, and, were it in
my power, I would gladly tell more than that he was freem. 1690.
CHRISTOPHER, Braintree, freem. 1645, had perhaps Peter, but the
old town rec. is incomplete, not nam. the mo. nor date; and it cannot
be that, as Farmer had it, he was b. 1657, and so more likely to be s. of
sec. Christopher; was one of the petitnrs. that yr. for leave to go and
possess the ld. from wh. our governm. had unrighteous. driv. Gorton,
Holden, and other misbeliev. planters; but the right of the sufferers was
vindicat. in Eng. CHRISTOPHER, Billerica, prob. s. of the preced. b. in
Eng. m. 18 Jan. 1656, Hannah Scott, perhaps d. of the first Benjamin, had
John, b. 23 Oct. foll.; Samuel, Aug. 1660, as the town rec. certifies, tho.
I have seen a statem. that it was 28 July 1660; Christopher, 25 Mar.
1663; Hannah, 5 Sept. 1665; Benjamin, 12 Apr. 1667; Mary, 6 Sept.
1669; Joseph, 15 Mar. 1672; Abigail, 13 Oct. 1675. He was town
clk. 1678, early in life, and rep. in the difficult times of 1689 and 90, d.
30 May 1694, aged 64. DANIEL, Salem, licens. as innholder 1689, had
m. 20 July 1675, Mary Beckwett, d. of John, had John, b. 17 Apr. 1676;
Margaret, 20 Feb. 1678, d. at 2 yrs.; Perez, 1 Apr. 1680; Mary, 14
Aug. 1682; Daniel, 5 Sept. 1688; and Elizabeth 17 May 1692. FRANCIS,
by mr. Felt in Ann. I. 171, is represent. erron. as coming in the fleet
with Higginson in June 1629 to Salem, and by him correct. as in II.
630 a doubt is express. however. He was a contrib. of �50. to encourage
the planta. but never came over, I think; and was one of the most
active promoters, no other mem. of the comp. being so sure to attend
their meet. In Oct. 1629 he join. with Gov. Cradock, Dept.-Gov.
Goffe, Winthrop, Saltonstall, treasr. Harwood, Johnson, Pynchon, and
Vassall, in writ. from London to Higginson and Skelton, as to the
"divers scandulous and intemp. speeches passed form one or both of you
in your publ. sermons or pray." as report. by the two members John and
Samuel Browne, wh. had accomp. those min. Of course he was not a
fellow-passeng. but was (under direction of the Gov. and comp. in Eng.
to Endicott) to have a mill privilege in the Col. and all this appears from
thee rec. I. 39, 401, and 408, in connex. with 128, showing that our Gen.
Ct. in Boston, Sept. 1634, wrote to him, George Harwood, and other
great friends in London, to intreat them to choose one of themselves
treasr. for this planta. in lieu of Harwood. Tho. the Edit. of Transact.
or Amer. Antiq. Soc. III. suppos. that he d. bef. sett. up his sawmill