Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p552


Volume 4, Page 552

Providence, perhaps eldest s. of Lawrence, took engagem. of alleg. to
Charles II. 29 May 1682, had no male offspring to surv. him, and only
d. Ruth wh. m. a Dexter, of wh. are still descend. LAWRENCE, Providence,
bef. 1646, m. Susanna, d. of Christopher Smith, had beside three
s. Joseph, Samuel, and John, the first b. 2 Mar. 1654; ds. Susanna, b.
9 Mar. 1652; Joanna, 2 Mar. 1657; and Susanna, again, Feb. 1662;
own. alleg. to the k. 31 May 1666, and d. 9 Aug 1692. He was call.
capt. and tradit. tells that he was a capt. under Cromwell, but it is rather
inconsist. that he should have hurried to get out of that serv. and be so
early at Providence, as to avoid much of the peril of the civil war, and
forego all the benefits of the triumph of the holy brethren in his native
ld. ROSIMUS, if the real name were not Erasmus, d. 22 Aug. 1669, by
shipwreck, in the W. I. and Henry Coggan claim. 5 Nov. 1670, his little
prop. under the nuncup. will. SAMUEL, Providence, s. of Lawrence,
engag. alleg. to the k. 29 May 1682; m. 1672, Plain, d. of William
Wickenden, had Samuel, b. 18 Sept. 1674; John, 25 Jan. 1678; William,
1 Aug. 1680; Joseph, 22 Jan. 1683; Ruth, 31 Jan. 1685; and
Susanna, 27 Apr. 1688. Ruth m. William Hopkins, and thus bec. mo.
of Ezek. the first commodore of an Amer. fleet in 1776, and of the
more disting. Gov. Stephen, whose chirography is so sacred. legib. on
the Declarat. of Independence. THOMAS, "for disord. carriage in the
meeting-ho." on Sunday, was commit. to pris. in Conn. Sept. 1649, "till
the Ct. sees cause to free him;" but we find not in what town he was
inhab. THOMAS, Billerica 1675, was complain. of next yr. for pract. of
chirurg. and physick contra. to law, but he contin. an inhab. and is found
in the tax list 1679; and at B. d. 8 Feb. 1692, Ann W. says Farmer,
aged 94, wh. may have been his mo. A wid. Isabel W. d. at Cambridge,
23 Feb. 1656, whose d. Margaret was w. of Edward Goffe, and
next of John Witchfield; and perhaps her d. Jane was the first w. of
Edward Winship.

    WILLARD or WILLERD, BENJAMIN, Sudbury, eight s. of major
Simon, m. a. 1691, Sarah, d. of John Lakin of Groton, had Sarah;
Joseph, b. 1693; Margaret; Esther; Simeon, b. 27 Apr. 1701; Hannah,
6 Dec. 1702, d. soon; and Hannah, 19 Jan. 1704; but Barry
makes it 1707, wh. prob. is wrong, as certain. is Dorothy 1706, when
some other man's ch. is meant; yet in naming ano. ch. Benjamin, 19
Jan. 1708, possib. the author is right; rem. to Grafton, was a capt. in
serv. against the Ind. in King William's war, but declin. appointm. as
Lt. Co.. and d. 16 June 1732. DANIEL, Yarmouth, first s. of George,
m. 10 June 1695, Esther Matthews, prob. d. of James, had no ch. and
d. 20 Apr. 1712. His wid. d. 28 June 1726. DANIEL, Charlestown,
sixth s. thirteenth ch. of Simon, m. 6 Dec. 1683. Hannah, d. of John