Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p416


Volume 1, Page 416

the first William, by w. Priscilla had William, b. 1684, d. 19 Feb. 1689;
Thomas, 17 Apr. 1687; and by a sec. w. Mary Howard of New York,
m. 22 Jan. 1690, had William, again, 1 Feb. 1691; and Mary, 15 Jan.
1693; and he d. 4 or 6 Mar. foll. His wid. m. 18 Jan. 1694, Anthony
Morris. WILLIAM, Boston, an Assist. of the comp. chos. in Eng.
1630, bef. the embark. of Winthrop with wh. he came, had liv. at Boston,
Co. Lincoln, where the rec. of St. Botolph's ch. shows he had Michael,
bapt. 8 Mar. 1627, wh. d. in two wks.; and Samuel, 17 Apr. 1628, bur.
21 Aug. 1629. His w. was Mary, d. of Richard Moseley of Ouseden,
in Co. Suffk. and she d. here in few wks. after arr. On 1 Apr. 1631
he left Boston, in the Lion, with his friends, Rev. John Wilson, and Sir
Richard Saltonstall, soon found new w. Mary, and had a ch. in Eng.
1632, and in May 1633 came again to Boston, here had Mary, bapt. 2
Mar. 1634; and Benajah, 1 May 1636. He was treasr. of the Col.
1634, 5, and 6, and as one of the antinom. party left out of office next
yr. but chos. rep. for B. and early in the foll. yr. went to R. I. wh. he
purch. with other heretics, wh. made him Gov. Perhaps he had other
ch. in R. I. by the sec. w. wh. was bur. at Newport 30 Sept. 1647; and
in Jan. foll. or perhaps 1649, he went again to Eng. carr. his d. and there
resid. some yrs. got ano. w. Ann, by wh. he had William, b. there 18
Jan. 1651, unless this means 1652, and came back to N. July 1651, arr.
in Nov. bring. new chart. of 3 Apr. 1651, as sign. by the Lord Presid.
Bradshaw. Other ch. by this third w. were Nathaniel, b. 23 May 1653;
Mary, again, 16 May 1654; Thomas, 5 Nov. 1655; John, 24 Nov.
1656; Noah, 12 Dec. 1658; Ann, 6 June 1660, prob. d. young; and
Ann, again, 20 July 1663. He was Gov. again late in his days, having
been many yrs. withdrawn from public affairs, embrac. relig. views of
the Quakers, by the persecut. of wh. at Boston he was so much disturb.
in spirit, as to write to his old friend Gov. Bellingham and some of the
counc. a letter of admonit. 12 Aug. 1672, wh. by B. without communicat.
to the others was burn. as C. says, wherefore he wrote again 20 Oct.
foll. by the hands of Leverett. See "Demonstration of True Love,"
writ. by C. print. 1674, a very rare tract. He d. in office 1 Nov. 1678,
aged 77, and his wid. d. 9 May 1708, aged 80. WILLIAM, Newport,
s. of the preced. perhaps b. in Eng. was an Assist. 1680, Gov. 1683 and
4, and d. unm. 5 Feb. 1689.

    CODMAN, RICHARD, York 1653, s.-in-law of Richard Bonython. ROBERT,
Salem 1637, had gr. of Id. (and his fam. then count. four) and s.
Benjamin, bapt. 14 Nov. 1641, and in this yr. had gr. of ld. at Salisbury
whither he rem. and there had James, b. 15 Apr. 1644; and in 1650
rem. to Hartford, leav. Samuel Hall of S. his agent, and came not
back to Mass. but rem. to Saybrook 1654, and after to Edgartown, where