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gone to Eng. and had tak. new w. Her suit may hardly have prosper.
for, in his Hist. of Lynn, Lewis copies from York rec. sentence against
her, in 1651, for adultery, and that she and her paramour were whip. for
it. Prob. he had good reason for leav. her, and in few yrs. after, he d.
1660, at Hackney, near London. Some acco. tho. imperf. we have of four
s. and three ds. One had m. in Eng. John Sanborn, wh. was d. bef. the
fam. cross. the ocean; ano. call. Theodata, had, in Eng. prob. m. Christopher
, after of Lynn, rem. to Hampton, and she d. 1649; and Deborah
m. John Wing, of L. wh. rem. to Sandwich. Names of s. were
Henry, Nathaniel, bef. ment. Francis, and Stephen, wh. both were of
London. and the last is said to have been liv. 1685, but the dates of b.
are all unkn. Descend. are very num. See Winth I. and II. in many
places; Prince's Ann. sub. 1632; and Lewis, most copiously, Ed. 2d pp.
78, and 92-97. WILLIAM, Charlestown 1634, freem. 1644, by w. Jane
had Seaborn, bapt. 11 Jan. 1635, prob. d. young; Abigail, 2 July 1637;
and by w. Rachel had Joseph. b. 20 Aug. 1644; and he d. says the gr.
st. 20 Feb. 1670, aged a. 72. His will made nine days bef. gives us
knowl. of other ch. beside Joseph and Abigail wh. are nam. in it. She
had m. 11 Nov. 1659, Richard Austin. The w. Rachel was made Extrix,
and provis. in the will follows for her d. of the same name, w. of Philip
Atwood, and I judge; for Susanna, his d. of Susanna his d. wh. had
m. 2 Nov. 1664, John Lawrence, and was d. and for sev. other
named Cromwell, of whose f. or mo. I have inq. assidu. but in vain.
Correct spell. of various fam. with name of so nearly sim. sound, must be
unattain. and after trying, differ. heads, I felt compel. to use only one.
Under its many shapes, in 1829, Farmer found eleven had been gr. at N.
E. coll.

    BACKUS, FRANCIS, Saco, one of the selectmen 1688. STEPHEN, Norwich
1660, s. of William, by w. Sarah, d. of Lyon Gardiner, had Sarah,
b. Apr. 1668; Stephen, Oct. 1670; Mary, Nov. 1672; Ruth, 19 Dec.
1674; Lydia, Nov. 1677; and Timothy, 7 Oct. 1682. WILLIAM, Saybrook
1638, had there William and Stephen, rem. to Norwich a. 1660,
was freem. 1663, and d. June 1664, leav. sec. w. Ann, wh. d. May
1670. His first w. was Sarah, d. of John Charles. WILLIAM, Norwich,
s. of the preced. m. Elizabeth (prob. the eldest d. of William Pratt of Saybrook),
wh. d. 1730, aged 87, had William, b. 1660; John, 1661;
perhaps Sarah, 1663; Samuel, 1665; Joseph, 6 Sept. 1667; and
Nathaniel, 1669; and d. a. 1720. Of this name twelve had, in 1828,
been gr. at Yale and Dart. Coll. Rev. Isaac, disting. min. of Middleborough,
d. 1806, aged 82.

    BACON, ANDREW, Hartford 1639, one of the orig. proprs. b. prob. in
utlandsh. Eng. had perhaps been of Cambridge, was rep. 1642 to 56,
soon after rem. to Hadley, and d. 1669. His w. was Elizabeth wh. had been