Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p64


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Nov. 1674; John, 5 Dec. 1678; Joseph, 10 Dec. 1684; and Stephen,
31 Mar. 1686; made his will 5 Nov. 1717, and d. 10 Jan. foll. In that
doc. Stephen is not ment. Benjamin jr. sett. at Windham, had no fam.
show on rec. GREGORY, Plymouth, d. 5 Nov. 1650. See 2 Mass.
Hist. Coll. III. 184. JONATHAN, Westerly, or Pawcatuck, in that
debatab. part of the Narraganset territ. call. in the native speach,
Misquamicuck, by the Eng. Squamicuck, claim. by Conn. jurisdict.
as belong. to their planta. of Stonington, 1670, rem. to Norwich 1678,
perhaps, for then ld. was gr. to him. He prob. rem. after to Roxbury,
where his d. Mercy d. 2. Oct. 1694, and Martha d. 15 Dec. 1709.
MATTHEW, Boston 1664, mariner, perhaps had come from Maryland,
for I find his wid. in 1672, sold est. in Somerset Co. of that Prov.
STEPHEN, Windham, s. of Benjamin, by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 1
Dec. 1710, d. at 3 mos. Abigail, 1 May 1712; hannah, again 23 Mar. 1714;
Jonathan, 26 Aug. 1715; Sarah, 21 June 1717; and Mary, 17 Feb. 1720.

    ARNOLD, BENEDICT, Providence 1636, eldest s. of William the first,
b. in Eng. 21 Dec. 1615, perhaps in Co. Nottingham, m. Damalies, d. of
Stukely Wescott, had Godsgift; Josiah; Benedict, b. as tradit. tells,
in 1641; Freelove; Oliver; and Caleb; beside other ds. Damaris,
Priscilla, and perhaps Penelope; was the richest man in the Col. and by
thoro. acquaint. with the manners as well as lang. of the aborig. bec. the
most effect. auxil. in all negotiat. with them. In 1653 he rem. to Newport,
was chos. Assist. next yr. and in 1663 made by the royal chart.
Presid. and by ann. elect. so cont. for eight yrs. and d. 1678. His will
of 24 Dec. 1677, with codic. of 10 June foll. was pro. 1 July. Both
Godsgift, and Freelove, are by differ. auth. made to m. Edward Pelham,
and, possib. he had the two; Penelope is said to have m. Roger Goulding;
and Damaris m. John Bliss. See R. I. Hist. Coll. II. 51, and III. 294;
Callender; Winthrop and Knowles. BENEDICT, Newport, s. of the preced.
had been an Assist. 1690 to 95, and was rep. 1699; m. 9 Mar. 1671,
Mary, perhaps nam. Turner, had Godsgift, b. 19 May 1672; Sion, 12
Sept. 1674; Mary, 1678; Content, 26 Feb. 1681; Benedict, 28 Aug.
1683; and Caleb. By sec. w. Sarah Mumford, whose f. I do not kn. he
had Comfort, 21 May 1695; Ann, 14 July 1696; and Sarah, 3 Nov.
1698; and he d. 4 July 1727 in his 86th yr. His wid. d. 14 Oct. 1746,
aged 78. CALEB, Portsmouth, R. I. s. perhaps youngest, of Benedict the
first, by w. unkn. to me, but by Potter thot. d. of Capt. Samuel Wilbor,
had William, Samuel, Oliver, Josiah, Sarah, and Penelope, and d. 1719.
DANIEL, Hartford. S. of John of the same, often spell. Arnall, or Arnoll,
had w. and childr. whose names are unkn. was freem. 1665, and d. 10
May 1691. EDWARD, Boston 1640, by w. Martha had Barachiah, b.
22 Feb. 1654; Mary, 16 Sept. 1655; and Elizabeth 7 May 1657; and d. 8
Aug. 1657. ELEAZER, Providence, s. of the first Thomas, sw. alleg.
May 1671, and d. 29 Aug 1722. ELISHA, Providence, s. of Stephen
the first, took o. of alleg. May 1682, m. the same yr. Susanna Carpenter,