Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p636


Volume 4, Page 636

came from Great Yarmoth, Co. Norfolk, was early of Salem, s. of the
elder William, is call. br. in the will of James Patch 1658, perhaps from
his m. a sis. had gr. of ld. 1638, tho. prob. he was then only a young
man, m. Ann Palsgrave, d. perhaps of Richard of Charlestown, had
Nicholas, bapt. 22 Nov. 1657; Joseph; Isaac; and Andrew, all 19
Nov. 1665; was freem. 1673, made his will, 1 Aug. 1685, and d.
19 May foll. aged 70. In it he ment. w. Ann, ch. Isaac, Andrew,
Benjamin, Joan, w. of Samuel Plummer, wh. was b. Mar. 1653
and Abigail, Aug. 1655; w. of Richard Ober, and her ch. Ann and
Hezekiah. To these he div. good. est. here, but to his eldest s.
Nicholas, 31 July 1657; he devis. his ld. in the mother country at Great
Yarmouth. But that w. had been d. some yrs. as I presume, for admin.
2 Dec. 1691, was giv. to his wid. Mary. PETER, Beverly, s. of John
the first, freem. 1668, was serg. 1685, by w. Sarah, d. of first Richard
Dodge, had Peter, bapt. 21 July 1667; perhaps others beside Josiah, b.
15 June 1682, wh. was of Hon. Levi, late one of the Justices of
the Sup. Ct. of the U. S. was deac. rep. 1689, and at the first Gen. Ct.
under the new chart. 1692, d. 5 July 1704. RICHARD, Beverly, s. of
Humphrey, d. 1690 on ret. from Phips's wild crusade against Quebec.
Inv. was brot. in 20 Nov. 1690. His will of 1 Aug. preced. recit.
"how being, by God's providence call. out to the serv. of God and the
country in the present expedit." nam. w. Sarah, elsest s. Richars, brs.
Thomas and William, and br. Roger Haskell. THOMAS, Salem, when
the petition of 1668 was present. but of Beverly when adm. freem.
1683, of wh. I find nothing more, but that he was s. of Humphrey, m. 2
Dec. 1661, Hannah Porter, perhaps d. of William Dodge, and wid. of
Samuel Porter, had William, b. 17S foll. WILLIAM, Salem, br. of
the first John, had gr. of ld. 1637, of wh. our ch. knowledge comes from
his will and inv. In the will of 5 June 1663, pro. 26 June 1677, he
names w. Elizabeth s. Nicholas, William, Andrew, Hugh, and Isaac, and d.
Hannah Haskell. The inv. says he was aged a. 88, and d. 29 Jan.
1677. WILLIAM, Salem, s. of the preced. unit. with the ch. 29 Dec.
1639, had Nathaniel, bapt. 12 Jan. 1640; and John, 24 Oct. 1641;
freem. 2 June 1641; was one of the found. of the ch. at Beverly 1667,
d. 1674. WILLIAM, Beverly, s. of Humphrey, had Peter, b. prob. aft.
the fall of his uncle at Bloody Brook, for wh. he was nam. as rememb.
in her will, by wid. 1689, wh. made this f. excor. I find six of
this fam. gr. at Dartm. and two at Harv.

    WOODCOCK, JOHN, Wrentham, is first heard of at Springfield 1638,
where he was largely in trade, yet he may have gone thither from Roxbury,
at least he was of R. so much as to own two houses there, for he
mortgag. one, 25 Mar. 1651, to John Gore, and the other, 6 June aft. to
Joseph Holmes. However, he had rem. from S. to Dedham 1642, and