Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p134


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John Checkley; and Mary, it is said, m. Richard Moseley, tho. wh. he was, I
see not. SIMON, Boston, brot. by his f. the preced. with the other seven
ch. 1635, m. Lydia, d. of Comfort Starr, had Simon, b. 6 Aug. 1652, to wh.
gr.f. Starr made a bequest "to help him to learning." On 10 Aug. of next
yr. his w. a. and he had d. few days bef. SIMON, New Haven, s. of the
preced. m. 22 July 1679, Elizabeth d. of the sec. Isaac Allerton, the young wid.
of Benjamin Starr, had Lydia, b. 17 Sept. 1680; Simon, 5 Sept. 1682; and Isaac,
23 Feb. 1684; and Benjamin, 19 June 1688; and Elizabeth 30 Oct. 1690; and d. at
Milford 1695. Error in Geneal. Reg. 157, giv. the list of proprs. at New Haven
1685 (wh. is general. very accurate), is seen in the name of this man, as
Egears; and in an earlier day some rec. gives it Heyers, while the London
custom ho. shows Ayres. That John, wh. was drown. 30 Nov. 1696, "skating
on the Fresh Pond" (as Sewall's Diary in Geneal. Reg. V. 76, tells), was his
s. I venture to conject. tho. he was so far from home, bec. both he and
his partner in the casualty are call. students, and prob. they were
prepar. for adm. at coll. JOHN, sen. JOHN, jr. JOSEPH, NATHANIEL, SAMUEL,
and TIMOTHY, wh. were all of Haverhill, and there took the milit. o. of
alleg. 28 Nov. 1677, no doubt, tho. brot. in with E. belong to the first
letter of our alphabet; yet as I could of either tell nothing more, their fall in Geneal. Reg.
VI. 203, is no matter of regret. Common. the name at H. was Ayer. THOMAS, Watertown
1644, eldest s. of Simon the first, wh. in his will had devis. to him the
est. at W. d. prob. without issue, perhaps unm. in Virginia 1666, tho. we
may ask, in vain, why he was there, unless we assume that he had lost or
wasted his gr. prop. wh. infer. must be justif. by Bond, 204, mak. his inv.
no more than £26.13. Farmer thot. the fam. might be deriv. from John E. of
Brandon in Suffk. whose s. Simon was in 1445 mayor of London. THOMAS,
Boston, by w. Ann had Saville, b. 13 Dec. 1691; and Thomas, 13 July 1694.
His parents are unkn. Ayer is often writ. for this name.

    EYTON, SAMSON, Cambridge 1650, then a stud. at coll. wh. left bef.
grad. to go to Eng,. There he was made a fellow, but we read not the name
of the coll nor at wh. Univ. See Hutch. 1.112.