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10 May 1696; William, 18 Sept. 1698; Benjamin, 8 June 1701;
Ebenezer, 28 Jan. 1705; and Jonathan, 20 July 1707. It nam. the w.
sole extrix. gave her all his prop. dur. wid. and provid. that on the m.
or com. of age of 21 yrs. of the youngest ch. equal div. be made among
all, then liv. NATHANIEL, Enfield, the gr. of Harv. 1687, wh. d. 10
July 1689, aged a. 23, was s. of Thomas of Charlestown, says the rec.
of Enfield, but not min. as Farmer calls him, tho. He may have preach.
for the Coll. Catal. prints him in Roman let. and adds that he d. 1689.
This last fact could not have been within the kn. of F. as the custom of
noting the yr. of d. has been wisely introd. since his time, but he would
have been more precise in his latitude of dying bef. 1699, had he turned
to the Hecatompolis, while consult. Mather, he would have seen, that in
1696, he marks Enfield vacant. PHILIP, Ipswich 1664, m. 1665, Hannah,
d. of Henry Haggert of Wenham, had Philip, b. 27 Dec. 1668;
and Moses, 25 Nov. 1685; perhaps others; rem. to Kingston, N. H.
there his s. Samuel had Samuel, b. 1 Sept. 1710, wh. d. 5 Apr. 1823,
aged therefore 112 yrs. 6 mos. and 23 days, as Farmer, in 3 Mass. Hist.
Coll. I. 158 notes, prob. the oldest man kn. as native of any part of
our country. See also his Ed. of Belkn. N. H. I. 208. * THOMAS,
Milford 1639, one of the found. of the ch. that yr. as Dr. Trumbull
says; was freem. 1665, and rep. the same yr. He had m. Hannah, d.
of Thomas Buckingham, and his ch. were Mary, b. 14 Aug. 1655;
Thomas, 28 Jan. 1658; Sarah, bapt. 1660; Esther, 1664; and Lydia,
wh. d. 1685 at 16 yrs. He d. 12 Aug. 1681, and his wid. d. a. 1684.
It is shown in Trumbull, Col. Rec. II. 132, that in 1670 he was fin. L10.
for entrust. a subordin. with power to whip a negro slave, wh. caus. his
death. THOMAS, Milford, s. of the preced. d. early in 1704, in his will
names w. Elizabeth and s. Thomas, John, and Paul; and gives legacies to
two ds. not nam. THOMAS, Charlestown, unit, with the ch. 12 Apr.
1650, and was adm. freem. next mo. by w. Elizabeth d. of deac. John Upham
of Malden, had John, b. 8 July 1657, d. soon; John, again, 26 Nov.
1658; and d. 31 Dec. 1680. Ano. THOMAS, of Charlestown, as his
gr.-st. tells, d. 10 Apr. 1701, aged 79, and by the same testimo. we may
believe ano. Thomas there, d. 15 June 1703, a. 50 yrs. To discrimin.
the spell. of these fam. names by e, and s has been impossib. and
Farmer did not attempt it, tho. he div. the tribes as arbitrarily as was
necessary. He marks the gr. in 1834, under Welch as 7 at Yale, 3 at
Harv. but under Welsh gives Yale none; and I find at Harv. three
more with the s.

    WELCOME, PETER, Boston, mariner, had, I suppose, mov. in from
some other place; possib. he was s. of William of Pemaquid, bec. nothing
of him is found in town or ch. rec. but his will of 23 Feb. 1695,