Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v3p509


Volume 3, Page 509

Boston 1686, the first Episcop. min. sett. in N. E. was induct. 15 June
of that yr. and Sewall, in his Diary Notes, that on 15 Sept. Mr. David
Jeffries was by him m. to Miss Betty Usher, prob. d. of John; but perhaps
no edifice for worship was erect. in his time. Neither Pemberton
nor Eliot give any report of him after the first yr. Dunton says he "was
an emin. preach. and his Sermons were useful, and well dressed." He
had come in the frigate Rose, May 1686, and went home, no doubt,
at the end of three yrs. when his patron Andros was overthrown.
WILLIAM, Greenwich 1669, had prob. liv. at Stamford, there m. 27
Oct. 1659, Elizabeth d. of Nicholas Thele, was rep. 1670.

Block isl. 1678.

    RATSTOCK, JOSHUA, Boston 1687, prayed Sir E. Andros for leave to
keep a sch. at the N. end, but his success is not heard of.

    RAVENSCROFT, ANTHONY, Westerly 1661, was a soldier in 1675.
SAMUEL, Boston, ar. co. 1679, m. Dionysia, d. of Maj. Thomas Savage,
had Dionysia, b. 12 Apr. 1681; Samuel, 12 Apr. 1682; both bapt.
7 May this yr.; George, 20, bapt. 23 Mar. 1684; Sarah, 20 Nov.
1686; and Thomas, 29 June 1688. He was one of the Wardens of the
first Episcop. ch. and that prevent. the bapt. of the ch. at O. S. to wh. he
had belong. and it may be thot. perhaps led to his imprison. at the revo.
in Apr. 1689. Soon after, he unit. in a loyal address to King William,
but prob. rem. in short time.

    RAVENSDALE, JOHN, was sw. a freem. of Mass. 6 May 1635; but
where liv. I find not.

    RAWBORNE. See Rabun.

    RAWLINS, RAWLINGS or ROLLINS, CALEB, Boston, s. of Thomas
the sec. by w. Elizabeth d. of Nicholas Wilmot, had Thomas, b. 15 Sept.
1673; Mary, 10 Mar. 1677; and Ann, 25 Oct. 1679. ICHABOD,
Dover, perhaps s. of James, was taxed 1665. JAMES, Newbury, freem.
14 May 1634, was of Dover two yrs. after, and in 1656, fined for neglect
of public worship. JASPER, Roxbury, came with w. Joan in 1632
prob. for 11 June 1633 he was adm. freem. went early to Wethersfield,
soon aft. to Windsor; but back to R. bef. 1646; there m. 8 June 1651,
wid. of Thomas Griggs, perhaps Hannah, to wh. by his will of 7 Jan.
1666, pro. 13 June 1667, he gave all his est. unless any of his ch. came
here to sett. I believe they all contin. in Conn. He was of Boston 1654,
and aft. JOHN, Boston, by w. Judah had Gershom, b. 29 Jan. 1686; and
perhaps more. JOSHUA, Boston 1671, mariner, s. of sec. Thomas, by w.
Abigail had Abigail, b. 2 May of that yr. wh. m. Oct. 1686, Zechariah
Kirk. NATHANIEL, Scituate, s. of Thomas came with his f. to Roxbury
1630, m. 4 Sept. 1652, Lydia, d. of Richard Sylvester, had Elizabeth b. 1 Mar.