Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p109


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James from London, 1635, aged 32, with w. Elizabeth 26; and ch. Esther, 2;
and John, 1; freem. 2 May 1638, ar. co. 1638, liv. I think, at Newbury,
for short time, but fix. at Andover, there may have had sev. ch. and d. 10
July 1689. One of his ch. Sarah m. 24 Feb. 1670, Henry Holt; and
his wid. Grace d. 27 Apr. 1694. WILLIAM, Andover, perhaps s. of the
preced. m. 20 Apr. 1682, Hannah Hooper, prob. d. of William of Reading,
perhaps as sec. w. for by former one must have been b. Rebecca, 2
Oct. 1668; unless some confus. Call be refer. to rec. Barry labor. much
on this fam. in his Hist. of Framingham, 172, yet not to his thorough
satisfact. Where he saw evid. of William's tak. o. of freem. 18 May
1631, that no other eyes discern, must be noted as one of the few errors
in that valua. vol.

    BALLOU, MATURIN, Providence 1639, ought to have his descend. noted,
were it in my power. One of the same name, Bapt. min. of Richmond,
N. H. 1770, was f. of a race of preach. of distinct.

    BALSTONE or BAULSTON, JAMES, Boston, m. Sarah, d. of Ralph Root
of the same, had Sarah, b. 26 Aug. 1653; John, 3 Dec. 1654; and James, 22 June
1657; James, again, 8 Apr. 1660. JOHN, Boston, had w. Lydia, wh. join. the first
ch. 22 Aug. 1647. Whether he were br. of Jonathan, or William, does not appear;
yet it seems likely eno. that he was of one or both. JOHN, Boston,
came from London, where he, with others, had made a contr. 31 May
1687, with Judith, wid. of Stephen Winthrop, they being then a. to emb.
for N. E. He d. here 6 June 1706, aged 86, so that possib. he is the
same as the preced. tho. not very prob. JONATHAN, Boston, by w. Mary
had John, b. Oct. 1645; Mary; Jonathan, 2 Mar. 1652; Prudence, 28 May
1655; Lydia, 9 Oct. 1656, d. at 3 mos.; James, 1657, yet I fear this may be
repetit. of the s. of James; Elizabeth 12 Aug. 1659. Robert, 1662; and Benjamin,
1663. Mary m. a. 1668, Isaac Vergoose. WILLIAM, Boston, came, no
doubt, with Winthrop's fleet, desir. adm. as freem. of the comp. 19 Oct.
1630, and took the o. 18 May foll. by w. Elizabeth wh. d. early, had d. Pity,
bapt. Oct. 1630, being, the third ch. so favor. in rec. of our first ch.
Other ch. here bapt. were William, 14 Apr. 1633; Mary, 14 Sept. 1634;
Mehitable, 24 Jan. 1636; and Meribah, 9 Apr. 1637; I presume, all by
sec. w. Elizabeth and all these d. bef. him; beside ano. ch. Elizabeth after his banishm.
He was in steady employm. for town affairs, trusted among the worthiest,
chos. a selectman 1637, yet in the latter part of the same yr. was disarm.
with the majority of his fellow worship. as being, under the fascinat. of
Mrs. Hutchinson, and sev. favorers of Wheelwright, went, 1638, to Portsmouth
R. I. wh. his assoc. purch. that season, was held there in high
regard, made an Assist. 1639, 41, and 56, named in the royal chart. 1663,
and d. 14 Mar. 1679, aged 78. His wid. d. 14 Apr. 1683, aged 86. See
Haz. II. 612; 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 98 and any of the Histories of