Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v3p77


Volume 3, Page 77

1703, tho. he made his will, in wh. no name is found but that of the w.
16 Oct. 1691. HENRY, Dorchester 1603, s. of the first Hopestill, rem.
to Medfield, had by w. Margaret Badcock, or Babcock, sis. of Robert
(wh. in fam. tradit. he is vainly reckon. to have brot. perhaps with her
first born, from Eng. 1652), Hopestill, bapt. at D. May 1653, d. soon;
Hopestill, again, 15 Nov. 1655; Experience, 16 May 1656; Ebenezer,
2 or 25 Jan. 1658; and Eleazer, 16 June 1660; with w. Margaret are
nam. the four ch. in his will of 27 Mar. pro. 8 June 1680. He was of
that pt. of M. wh. bec. Sherborn. Experience m. it is said, 1672, John
Colburn of Dedham. HOPESTILL, Weymouth, in very recent time
ascertain. to be the ancest. of all the numer. tribe, deriv. thro. only s.
Henry, wh. was bef. thot. the progenit. of our side of the water. Perhaps
he had sev. ds. beside Experience, wh. m. the first Thomas Holbrook,
in Eng. He d. at Medfield, 1655, aged 75. Morse exults in his
honor, as "one of the most ancient, if not the most ancient," that ever
came to our country, yet presumes the time of his com. was 1624,
when he, of course, could not be over 43 yrs. old. Even if he puts his
arr, a dozen yrs. too early, as to me seems prob. he borders on presumpt.
in clos. with assert. "no monum. inscript. in N. E. but his will date back
to 1580." Surely one dozen, if not two, of the first score of yrs. comers
to N. E. includ. Elder Brewster and Gov. Dudley, must have been b.
as early as this venerab. head of the Lelands. HOPESTILL, Sherborn,
eldest s. of Henry, had two ds. Abigail Hill, m. 5 Nov. 1678, d. 5 Oct.
1689, and Patience Holbrook; and ch. Henry, b. 22 Feb. 1680; Hopestill,
4 Aug. 1681; Abigail, 17 Feb. 1684; John, 11 Oct. 1687; William,
11 Feb. 1692; Eleazer, 8 Apr. 1695; Joseph, 9 May 1698;
Isaac, 2 June 1701; Joshua, 5 May 1705; and Margaret, 25 Dec.
1708. In his will, of 18 Aug. 1729, the day bef. he d. pro. 13 Oct.
foll. he names w. Patience, and all the ch. exc. John, and Eleazer. His
wid. d. 5 Oct. 1740.

    LELLOCK, JOSEPH, Boston, found in the sec. copy of rec. to have, by
w. Joanna, b. to him s. Martin, 22 Nov. 1658. As this seem. to me
almost an impossib. name, occurr. in no other place of county, town, or ch.
rec. I spent a good time in vain attempt to find it or any such from;
wh. the pervers. might have orig. but on the older copy could not
discern it, nor do I believe it was ever in the true lost rec. This instance
justifies my caution to all interest. in similar inquiries, and to courts of
law, not to accept certif. copies, but to call for orig. rec.

    LEMON, LEAMOND or LEMOND, sometimes LEMAN, JOSEPEH, Charlestown,
came in youth from Eng. where he was b. a 1662, m. 12 June
1690, Mary Bradley, had Joseph, bapt. 26 June 1692, wh. was f. of
Joseph, H. C. 1735. ROBERT, Salem 1637, by w. Mary had there