Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p458


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lament." JOHN, Plymouth, came in the Mayflower 1620, serv. to Isaac Allerton,
and d. shortly after arr. WILLIAM, Taunton, b. in Co. Hants, s. of a gent. as
the register at Oxford Univ. express. it, on his matric. 19 May 1620, of
Trinity Coll. where he was adm. the same yr. 28 June to his A. B. and 26 May
1623, tho. Wood's Fasti says 7 July, to his A. M. We kn. not when he first
had employm. in Eng. for Mather has not given him a whole line; but he says he
was min. at Exmouth, Devonsh. bef. he came hither, the exact date of wh. is
also not mark. by any writer, tho. we are sure he was here 1639, as in the
town rec. his ld. is then made a boundary, rem. a. 1644 to New Haven, there
had Elizabeth bapt. 14 Dec. 1645; and Mary, 5 Sept. 1647; was in high esteem until
he went home in 1656; held in great favor with Oliver, the Protector (wh. made
him a domestic chaplain), of the character of wh. a valua. letter to Gov.
Winthrop by Hooke gives amusing insight, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 181. He was
also reward. by being made one of the preach. at the Savoy in London, and had
easy associat. with the great Protector, for his w. was sis. of Whalley, the
regicide, wh. had m. a relat. of Oliver. He d. 21 Mar. 1667, says Trumbull;
but Calamy makes it ten yrs. later. * WILLIAM, York 1633, br. of Francis, rem.
to Salisbury, freem. 12 Oct. 1640, call. by Winthrop II. 125, a godly gent. rep.
1643, and 7; by w. Eleanor had Jacob, b. there 15 Sept. 1640; d. 1654, leav.
wid. Eleanor, wh. had been wid. of capt. Walter Norton, and s. Josiah, wh. d.
at S. 1683. WILLIAM, Salisbury, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had
Ellen, b. 20 Feb. 1674; Humphrey, 28 Jan. 1676; Jacob, 7 Jan. 1678; Martha, 17
June 1681; and Josiah, 26 Aug. 1683; was freem. 1690 with prefix of respect.
One WILLIAM was of New Haven 1647, a shoemaker, call. jr. to disting. him, I
suppose, from the min. but perhaps he was not s. or any relat.

    HOOKER, DANIEL, Wethersfield, youngest s. of Rev. Samuel, was a
physician, had been the earliest tutor at Yale, m. 1706, Sarah Standley, as
may seem prob. and d. 1742. JAMES, Guilford, br. of the preced. m. Mary, d.
of sec. William Leete, and d. a. 1740. JOHN, Hartford, br. of the preced. m.
1687, it is said, Abigail Standley, had nine ch. of wh. I find names only of
Hezekiah, bapt. 21 Oct. 1688; Abigail, 31 May 1691; John, 19 Nov. 1693, d.
soon; John, again, 10 Mar. 1695. He was a man of distinct. gr.f. of Rev. John
of Northampton, and d. 21 Feb. 1646. NATHANIEL, Hartford, br. of the preced.
m. 1698, Mary, d. of Nathaniel Standley, perhaps niece of her sis.-in-law
Abigail, and he d. 1711. NICHOLAS, Charlestown 1678, had w. Mary, wh. d. 4
Oct. of that yr. SAMUEL, Farmington, s. of famous Thomas, perhaps b. in Cambridge
ord. 1661, as success. of his br.-in-law Rev. Roger Newton, m. at Plymouth, 22
Sept. 1658, Mary, eldest d. of capt. Thomas Willet of