Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v3p374


Volume 3, Page 374

his will, in Vol. XXII. 150, made 21 Nov. 1721, pro. 4 Dec. foll. five
ds. Sarah, Mary, Dorcas, Elizabeth and Ann, to ea. of wh. it gives L80, and
s. Edward and George, beside Phillips, b. 29 Feb bapt. 12 Mar. 1704,
H. C. 1724, min. of Walpole, ancest. of many disting. clerg. In the
Catal. of H. C. the name was erron. print, as I thought, and that he was
call. for his gr. gr.f. Philip Eliot; and it was prob. the connex. of his
gr. uncle, Rev. Edward of Rowley with Rev. Samuel Phillips, that in the
later generat. brought the surname into use for the bapt. name. Misled
by the copy of his will, in that public rec. Vol. XXII, wherein the name
is plain, giv. in three places, Philip, I long felt confid .of the desir. correction;
but on turning to the orig. in the handwriting of the testator, not
found without some hours' search, it is just as plain, if not as elegant,
chirogr. Phillips in ea. of those three places. How earnest would have
been the malediction of Judge Sewall, had be kn. the negligence of his
Register. For him the will provid. that part of his sh. of the est. was to
be paid after his tak. the sec. degree at the Coll. Samuel's wid. d. 25
May 1727, in her 59th yr. and this is hardly consit. with her being d.
of Elder Thomas Wiswall, as Jackson makes her. Of the eldest s. Phillips,
H. C. 1754, D. D. a well drawn charact. is in Eliot's Biogr. Dict.
and of a younger s. Seth, H. C. 1777, D. D. it will be honor eno. that
he was f. of the celebr. Edward, H. C. 1803, D. D. min. of Portland.
As the celebr. evangelist was my partic. friend at the univ. and afterwards,
I am anxious to correct a petty mistake, by wh. Farmer would
magnify his reput. calling him of the fifth descent, the whole line being
clerg. from the Rowley min. Out of such a mixt. of falsehood and truth
is tradition common, engend. He was sec. in desc. from Philip, and only
f. and gr. f. were clerg. In 1834, twenty-two of his name, says Farmer,
had been gr. at Harv. Yale and Dart. Seven of the thirteen from Harv.
were clerg.

    PAYTON BEZALEEL, Boston 1642, mariner, m. 19 Oct. of that yr.
Mary Greenough of Sandwich, sis. of William of Boston, had Sarah, b.
9, bapt. 13 Aug. 1643; Mary, 7, bapt. 17 Mary 1646; perhaps also Bezaleel;
but d. prob. in distant ld. for his inv. was rend. 24 Nov. 1651, and
his wid. m. 3 of next mo. William Paddy. Sarah m. 1661 Hudson Leverett;
and Mary m. Sampson Shore. ROBERT, Lynn 1639. Lewis.

    PEABODY, PAYBODY or PABODIE, FRANCIS, Hampton 1638, perhaps
s. of John, came in the Planter, 1635, aged 21, was freem. 18 May 1642,
m. Mary, d. of Renold Foster, had John, b. 1643; Joseph, 1644; William,
1646; Isaac, 1648; Sarah, 1650; Hepzibah, 1652; Lydia, 1654;
Mary, 1656; Ruth, 22 May 1658, d. bef. her f.; Damaris, 21 Jan. 1660,
d. same yr.; Samuel, 4 Jan. 1662, d. at 15 yrs.; Jacob, 28 July 1664;
Hannah, 28 May 1668, d. soon; and Nathaniel, 29 July 1669; and d.