Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p163


Volume 1, Page 163

    BELVILLE, CHRISTIAN, Charlestown, a Frenchman, m. 9 June 1656,
by Gov. Endicott, "to the Lady Frances Hopkins." Who this lady was,
I would gladly kn. but the rec. tells no more. The h. in 1658 was
taxab. for small est.

    BEMIS, EPHRAIM, Watertown, s. of Joseph, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth and
Sarah, by ch. rec. shown to be bapt. 1687; by town rec. Rebecca, b. 16
Jan. 1685; and Abigail, 10 Jan. 1687; but Bond thinks he may have had
others, and possib. rem. to Windham; but was liv. Nov. 1712 to take share
of est. of his f. JAMES, New London 1647, had gr. of ld. 1649 was constable
1664, and d. next yr. leav. wid. Sarah, and d. Rebecca. The wid.
m. 1673, Edward Griswold of Killingworth. Rebecca m. 1 Apr. 1672,
Tobias Minter of Newfoundland; and 17 June 1674 m. John Dymond
of Fairfield; and 2 Aug. 1682 m. Benedict Satterlee of K. JOHN,
Watertown, br. of Ephraim, m. Mary, d. of Robert Harrington, had
Beriah, b. 23 June 1681; Susanna, 24 Dec. 1682; Joseph, 17 Nov.
1684; John, 6 Oct. 1686; Mary, 24 Sept. 1688; Samuel, 1690; Lydia;
Hannah, 9 Oct. 1694; Isaac, 1696; Jonathan, 30 Apr. 1699, prob. d.
soon; Jonathan, again, 17 Nov. 1701; Abraham, 26 Nov. 1703; Susanna,
and Hannah, tw. 3 Dec. 1705; and his w. d. 8 Sept. 1716. He
m. 1 Jan. foll. as Bond says in two places, tho. in later passages he twice
says 27 Feb. Sarah, wid. of Jonathan Phillips, d. of Nathaniel Holland;
and next m. 30 May. 1726, Judith, wid. of James Barnard, eldest d. of
Samuel Jennison, as the same indefatig. author instructs us; but by
neither had ch. His resid. was in that part, wh. bec. Waltham. JOSEPH ,
Watertown 1640, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 15 Jan. 1643; Mary, 16
Sept. 1644; Joseph; Ephraim, 1647, both d. young; Martha, 24 Mar.
1649; Joseph, again, 12 Dec. 1651; Rebecca, 17 Apr. 1654; Ephraim,
again, 25 Aug. 1656; and John, Aug. 1659. He was often selectman,
and d. 7 Aug. 1684, wh. is the date of his will. His wid. liv. prob. to
1712. Sarah m. 2 Oct. 1694, John Bigelow, as his sec. w. but d. prob.
bef. div. of her f.'s est. in 1712; Mary m. 16 Feb. 1684, Samuel Whitney;
and Rebecca m. 11 Apr. 1684, John White, wh. was k. in few
weeks by a bull, and she next m. 1 Apr. 1686, Thomas Harrington. Of
this name six had in 1835 been gr. at Harv. and one at Dart. Rev.
Stephen, wh. d. Nov. 1828 at Harvard, Mass.

    BENDALL, EDWARD, Boston 1630, came prob. in the fleet with
Winthrop freem. 14 May 1634, ar. co. 1638, by w. Ann, wh. d. 25 Dec.
1637, had Freegrace, bapt. 5 July 1635; and by w. Mary, from Roxbury,
had Reform, b. 18 Oct. bapt. 24 Nov. 1639; Hopedfor, 29, bapt.
31 Oct. 1641; Moremercy, bapt. 25 Sept. 1642, a. two days old; Mary,
b. May 1644, prob. d. soon; and Restore, 13, bapt. 30 Dec. 1649. He
was one of uncom. enterprise, project. and used a diving bell to rem.