Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v3p300


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    NURSE, BENJAMIN, Framingham, s. of the first Francis, by w.
Thomasine had Thomasine, b. 13 Nov. 1691; Benjamin, 20 Jan. 1694;
William, 8 Mar. 1696; Elizabeth 18 Sept. 1698; Ebenezer, 27 Mar. 1701;
Margaret, 24 Apr. 1703; Moses, Mar. 1705; and Aaron, 11 Jan. 1708.
He m. sec. w. 16 Feb. 1714, Elizabeth wid. of Joseph Morsie; and prob. d.
late in 1747, or early in 1748, for Barry found his will pro. 13 Feb. 1748.
FRANCIS, Salem, in that part now Danvers, by w. Rebecca, d. of William
, had John; Samuel; Rebecca; Mary; Francis, b. 3 Feb.
1661; Benjamin, 26 Jan. 1666; Michael; and Elizabeth who m. William
Russell. Rebecca m. 15 Apr. 1666, Thomas Preston; and Mary m.
1678, John Tarbell. The unhappy mo. of these ch. suffer. death in the
stupendous fanaticism of 1692, wh. began the investig. of her case, 24
Mar. tho. twice the jury fail. to find a verdict, to wh. at last they assent.
from her not giv. satisfact. answers to their questions in open Court, that
from her defense she fail. to understand. Sir William Phips, the Gov.
upon hearing this, prepar. a reprieve, but by solicit. of those who had less
responsibility, weak. withheld it, and the dreadful sentence was execut.
on 19th July; and he surv. until 22 Nov. 1695, aged 77. Her sis.
Sarah Cloyce, not less guilty, perhaps, aft. long suffer. having better
hearing, escaped with life. Felt, in Ann. of Salem, I. 48, well sums
up the case. She was excommunica. bef. trial, but that opprobrious deed
was cancell. 20 yrs. aft. the sufferer was hang. FRANCIS, Reading,
s. of the preced. by w. Sarah had Francis, b. 1686, d. early; Benjamin,
28 Jan. 1690; Jonathan, 1692, d. at 25 yrs.; Josiah, 1694, d. at 24 yrs.;
Joshua; Caleb; Nathaniel, 1697, who all d. bef. mid. age; and Abigail.
His est. was sett. says Barry, in 1716. This name is commonly made
Nourse. JOHN, Salem, eldest s. of the first Francis, m. 1 Nov. 1672, Elizabeth
, had John, b. 12 Oct. 1673; and his w. d. 10 days foll.; he m. sec. w.
17 Aug. 1677, Elizabeth Very, had Elizabeth 18 Mar. 1678; Samuel, 20 Aug. 1679; Sarah,
10 Nov. 1680; Jonathan, 3 May 1682; Joseph, 20 Sept. 1683; Benjamin, 20
Feb. 1686; Hannah, 22 June 1687; and Deborah; and he d. 1719.
SAMUEL, Salem, br. of the preced. m. 5 Apr. 1677, Mary Smith, had
Samuel, b. 7 Jan. 1678; Margaret, 24 Feb. 1680; George, 29 July
1682; Mary, 25 May 1685; Rebecca, 15 Sept. 1688; and Ebenezer.
He was freem. 1690, but suffer. some disability in the Christian ch.
prob. bec. he was s. of his mo.

    NUTBROWNE, FRANCIS, a youth of 16, passeng. 1635, in the Defence,
from London for Boston, wh. is not again heard of.

    NUTE, ABRAHAM, Dover 1666, prob. s. of James the first, had w.
Joanna and s. Abraham, b. 9 Mar. 1706. JAMES, Dover 1631, one of
the men sent by Mason and other patentees, was still there 1659, had
James, b. 1643; and Abraham, 1644. JAMES, Dover, s. prob. of the