||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
York, York, Maine, United States
||1630 - 1760
||DADE, DAVY, DADY or DAWDY - DAFFORNE or DAFFERN
|Volume 2, Page 1
DADE, DAVY, DADY or DAWDY, and even DANDY, NATHANIEL,
Charlestown, s. of William, m. 17 June 1663, Hannah, d. of Richard
Miller, had no ch. but Hannah, b. 4 Apr. 1664, d. very soon; and Nathaniel,
bapt. 23 July 1665, d. next yr. and he d. some time a. the b. of
his s. His wid. m. 4 Oct. 1667, John Edmonds, and third h. 22 May
1684, deac. Aaron Ludkin, and d. 13 Dec. 1707. WILLIAM Charlestown
1630, a butcher, came in the fleet with Winthrop prob. for his name
stands on the list of Boston ch. next after John Winthrop jr. wh. came,
however, in 1631; and he was of the 35 earliest mem. of the ch. of
Charlestown, freem. 1 Apr. 1633; by w. Dorothy had Benjamin, bapt.
24 Mar. 1635; Nathaniel, 22 Jan. 1637; and Zechary, b. 16 May 1644;
d. Apr. 1682, aged 77, leav. est. to w. Dorothy, a William, and d. Abigail.
Frothingham, 79. WILLIAM, Charlestown, s of the preced. d.
bef. his f. leav. w. and two ch. William, bapt. 16 Apr. 1671, and Abigail,
3 Nov. 1672. Martha, his wid. d. 13 Jan. 1709, aged 76. WILLIAM,
b. at Charlestown, perhaps a gr.gr.s. of first William, d. at Brimfield
1756, in mid. age, leav. six ch. The name is perpet. in Hampshire Co.
whence some have rem. to N. York.
DAFFORNE or DAFFERN, JOHN, Boston, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 15,
bapt. 22 Apr. 1677; John, 3, bapt. 5 Aug. 1678; Isaac, 20 Nov. bapt.
5 Dec. 1680; and Richard, whose b. is not kn. but bapt. 10 June 1683.
Perhaps he had been driv. away from some frontier settlem. in the Ind.
war, and went back. Yet in the great fire of Mar. 1760, one of the