Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p630


Volume 4, Page 630

the same perversity. of spelling the name, Whod, leaves uncertain what
to call it, by w. Amy had Martha, b. 2 May 1676. WILLIAM, the valu.
author of New England's Prospect, London 1634, may well be thot. that
freem. of 18 May 1631; but more prob. is it, that he was sett. at Lynn,
as early as 1630, as claim. by Lewis. He prob. came to Salem, 1629,
and 15 Aug. 1633 left our country, as his book relates. That was print.
1634, and it is conject. by Shattuck, wh. would magnify the honor of
Concord by so respectab. a citizen, that he came again to our side of the
water, and d. at C. aft. many yrs. resid. 14 Ma y 1671, aged 86. For a
William this is well vouch. Lewis has better appear. of proof in p. 84,
of his sec. Ed. quot. Wood's words of minute descript. of Lynn river;
beside wh. the fact of one of this name being rep. at the Gen. Ct. Mar.
1636, when he was chos. either from Salem or Lynn. bef. any one came
from C. with the resid. at Sandwich 1643, so large a proport. of the first
inhab. of S. having gone from L. are no slight object. to the hopes of
Shattuck. Still the fame of Bulkley may have drawn him from S.
where we never hear of him more. One Miriam whose f. we kn. not,
was b. 8 May 1648, bur. next day; and Mary was b. 29 Mar. 1649,
both at S. One WILLIAM came, 1635, in the Hopewell, Capt. Babb, a
husbandman, aged 27, with Elizabeth 24, wh. may have been his sis. or w.
and John, 26, bef. ment. prob. his. br. and it is clear, that if this be the
author (wh. I neither affirm nor deny), two points decide against the
Concord claim to him; for at C. w. of William d. 1 Sept. 1659, was
call. Margaret; and the passeng. in the autumn of 1635 on the Hopewell,
must have been b. 1608, while Shattuck's client could not have
come into our world aft. 1585; or, if his faculties were not weaken.
when he made his will, 15 Sept. 1670, reckon. hims. as 88 yrs. old, still
earlier was his advent. At C. no ch. was b. to him; but he had ch.
perhaps all, certain most. b. in Eng. Michael; Ruth, wh. m. Thomas
Wheeler; and Abigail, wh. m. 24 Mar. 1667, Stephen Hosmer. The
will names, beside Michael, Ruth and her h. the. gr.d. Abigail Hosmer .
WILLIAM, Portsmouth, R. I. m. Martha, d. of the first Ralph Earle.
WILLIAM, Marblehead 1668, had perhaps William, both old eno. to sign
the petition to the Gen. Ct. that yr. and was liv. 1678. WILLIAM, Ipswich,
took the o. of fidel. 1678. WILLIAM, Newtown, L. I. 1640-1686,
may have come from Stamford, Conn. WILLIAM, Ipswich, s. of Isaiah,
d. 27 Sept. 1689, prob. unm. as he nam. no ch. but did sev. brs. and sis.
WILLIAM, Salem vil. now Danvers, freem. 1690. Gr. in 1834 were
count. by Farmer, thirteen at Dartm. twelve at Harv. five at Yale, and
ten at other. N. E. coll. Woods are unit. as Wood.

    WOODBRIDGE, BENJAMIN, Newbury or Cambridge, whichever may
be prefer. by the reader as resid. of this first-b. of H. C. 1642, younger