Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p231

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Mar. 1692 by drown. MOSES, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 18
Sept. 1693; Thomas, 24 Dec. 1697; Robert, 30 Aug. 1699; Elizabeth 20
Sept. 1701; Joseph, 14 May 1705; and James, 22 Sept. 1707. ROBERT,
Boston 1640, tailor, freem. 1642, by w. Martha had Moses, bapt.
10 Mar. but town rec. says, b. 2 Aug. 1644; and Martha, 9, bapt. 16
Nov. 1645. His will, 16 Nov. 1677, names w. Margaret, wh. d. 12
Mar. 1697, aged 92, and the same docum. calls Martha w. of Peter
. WILLIAM, Plymouth, came in the Mayflower, 1620, with
w. Dorothy (m. at Leyden, 30 Nov. 1613), surnam. May, wh. fail. to
reach the kl. of promise, being, drown. at the anchorage in Cape Cod, 7
Dec.; was b. or bapt. Thursday, 19 Mar. 1590, at Austerfield, a village
tak. its name, perhaps, from lying in the extreme South of Yorksh. His
f. William was bur. 15 July 1591, and this his youngest ch. hav. gain.
some instruct. in letters from the noble spirits of William Brewster, and
John Robinson, left his native country, at the age of 18, to seek freedom
of worship in Holland. There he m. the first w. presum. to have been
a May, prob. a fugitive from Eng. for religion's sake, with her parents;
had John, above ment. He was chos. Gov. after d. of Carver, early in
1621, aged only 31, and until his d. 9 May 1657, the date of his nuncup.
will, was by ann. elect. every yr. cont. exc. three, when Edward
, and two, when Thomas Prence partook the burden. On 14
Aug. 1623, he m. a lady with wh. he had been acquaint. many yrs. bef.
Alice, wid. of Edward Southworth, wh. came in the Ann a few days bef.
from Eng. whose maiden name was Carpenter, as has been infer. from
the phrase in Plymouth ch. rec. under 1667, mention of the d. of Mary
Carpenter, wh. d. 19 Mar. of that yr. in her 91st yr. of course b. 1577.
But she was so much older than this sec. w. of the Gov. that possib. she
may have been d. of one, wh. after m. a Reyner, and had Alice. For
tradit. at Plymouth made Alice, this w. of Bradford, to be sis. of Rev.
John Reyner. See Davis in Morton's Mem. 217, in notis, and Young's
Chron. of Pilgr. 353. in notis. Reyner was a name of distinct. in the
neighb. of Bradford's youth, and Carpenter was not. She surv. till 26
Mar. 1670, aged 79, and had William, b. 17 June 1624; Mercy, wh. m.
15 June or 21 Dec. 1648 (such is the diversity of rec. tho. the later date
is more prob.) Benjamin Vermayes; and Joseph, above ment. 1630.
Winsor mistakes in mak. this youngest ch. tw. with Mercy, for she is
nam. at the div. of cattle, 1627. Mather, Magn. II. c. 1; Shurtleff's Recol.
of the Pilgr. in Russell's Guide to Plymouth; Davis's Morton's Memo.;
Belkn. Amer. Biog.; Hutchinson's Hist. of Mass.; Young's Chron. of
the Pilgr.; and the last acquisit. to our minute details in Hunter's Founders
of New Plymouth, London 1854; beside the noble confessor's own
Hist. Boston 1856, as Vol. III. in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. WILLIAM,