Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p348


Volume 2, Page 348

of the old man's d. when he calls him 105 yrs. old. Whether equal confid.
should be yielded to the date of his b. depends on the ages of the relater and
the hearer. If the one were too young to note such matters with precision, or
the other too aged to possess exact recollect. some deduct. perhaps of ten
yrs. may be justif. However the prob. is far greater of the extreme age, than the story giv.
by Col. Whipple in Geneal. Reg. V. 246, embarrass. with double absurdity, making the
venerable Hammond to be of Monmouth's party, 1685, when he was 88 yrs. old, if the
gr.s. report be correct, and he had been 30 yrs. at our E. settlem. as also in
mak. his br.-in-law Nicholas Frost of the royal party in opposition to the Duke of
Monmouth, whereas Frost was in his grave at Kittery twenty-two yrs. bef. the illegit. slip
rebel. against his precious uncle. Such is the jack-a-lantern made of chronology preserv. by
venerat. traditions. WILLIAM, who was k. by the Ind. 27 June 1675, the fourth
day of Philip's war, may have been of Rehoboth, for there one William had Elizabeth b. 24
Sept. 1661; but this man was of the troop of capt. Prentiss, wh., we suppose, have
chiefly been composed of volunt. of Cambridge and the neighb. town of Dedham.

    HAMPTON, THOMAS, Sandwich, d. early. By his will, of Mar. 1638,
nam. only his min. Leverich, and some neighb. it may seem that he
had no w. or ch.

    HAMUCK, THOMAS, Dover, was there tax. 1666 to 72, says Mr. Quint, but he
tells no more.

    HANBURY, DANIEL, came from London 1635, in the Planter, aged 29, but we kn.
no more. LUKE, Mass. 1637. Felt. PETER, Sandwich 1643. WILLIAM, Duxbury 1639,
m. 1641, Hannah Souther, was of Plymouth 1643, but rem. to Boston 1649, here had
William, b. 5, bapt. 11 Feb. of that yr. and prob. d. Feb. 1650, for inv. of very good est.
of his was taken 21 of that mo. He had three ch. bef. Hannah H. m. 24 Oct. 1656,
Francis Johnson, wh. I presume to be the Salem early sett. At P. he had the prefix of
respect. Sometimes it is writ. Henbury.

    HANCOCK, ANTHONY, Wrentham, had been serv. of William
Sumner of Dorchester, ment. in his will of 1681, by w. Sarah, who d.
17 Nov. 1700, had prob. Henry; Anthony, b. 26 Feb. 1685; and perhaps
by w. Ruth had Mary, 19 Dec. 1701; William, 1 Mar. 1703; Hannah, 3 July
1706; and Silence, 16 June 1709. JOHN, New Haven 1679, a propr. in 1685, who
is not kn. to have had issue, d. 10 Mar. 1712. He may have been the man to
wh. 1663, grant of five hundred acres in Carolina was made by the patentees
for discovery there. NATHANIEL, Cambridge, by w. Joan had Mary, b. 3 Nov.
1634; Sarah, 3 Mar. 1636; Nathaniel, 18 Dec. 1638; John, who d. 2 Apr. 1643,
prob. not 2 yrs. old; Elizabeth 1 Mar. 1645; and Lydia, 5 Apr. or 2 July 1646; and he d.