Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v3p71

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of N. H. with the Isle of Shoals from Indian sachems 17 May
1629, certain. more than seven yrs. bef. the principal W. came to this
country, and hear nine yrs. bef. that honest purch. by W. of all the lds.
for 30 ms. betw. the gr. riv. Merrimack and Piscataqua. Nor can any
evid. be discov. prob. bef. the gen. conflagrat. of this globe, that L. was
here a single yr. earlier than W.

    LE BLONDE, JAMES, Boston 1689, prob. a Huguenot, whose w. Ann
unit. 1690, with Mather's ch. had there bapt. James, 20 Apr. 1690, d.
soon; James, again, 7 June 1691; Ann, 9 Apr. 1693, d. soon; Peter, 6
Jan. 1695; Gabriel, 6 Mar. 1698; Ann, again, 15 Dec. 1700; Philippa,
23 Apr. 1704; Marian, 10 Mar. 1706; and Alexander, 4 Sept.

    LECHFORD, THOMAS, Boston, a lawyer from one of the Inns of
Court. at London, came 1637, left here, aft. vain attempt to earn bread,
and being ar co. 1640, in the same sh. with Hugh Peter, Thomas Welde,
and John Winthrop, the younger. He got his book thro. the press
almost two yrs. bef. Welde's, and Cotton says he d. shortly aft. its pub.
I think he design. this as evid. of the displeasure of heaven; but the
date may be adm. however erron. the construct. of it.

    LECK, LECKE or LEEKE, AMBROSE, Wickford 1674.

    LEDDRA, WILLIAM, Boston, convict. Sept. 1660, of being a Quaker,
next yr. for return. sentenc. on 9th and hang. 14 Mar. An excel. letter
to the w. of his bosom upon the day bef. execut. is preserv. Sewel,
Hist. I. 336, 459. 65, 8. Hutch. I. 202, calls him Ledea

    LEE, ABRAHAM, Dover 1680, a man of some skill in natural science,
m. 21 June 1686, Esther, wid. of Henry Elkins, and d. of Major Richard
, was k. with the f. of his w. by the Ind. 27 June 1689.
His wid. m. Richard Jose, sheriff of the Prov. outliv. him, and d. in the
Isl. of Jersey, says the pedigree of W. in Geneal. Reg. V. 182. DAVID,
Northampton, s. of the sec. John, m. 5 Sept. 1695, Lydia, d. of Jedediah
Strong. EDWARD, Hartford 1648, is by me thot. the same as Lay. HENRY,
Manchester 1650, was br. of Thomas of Ipswich, and prob. rem. to Boston
1656. He d. Mar. 1675, at M. in his will of 12 Feb. preced. nam. w. Mary,
ch. John, Samuel, Thomas, Hannah, and Sarah. JOHN, Ipswich 1640,
had, it is said, come a. 1635, from London, had John, b. a. 1639;
and Joseph, late in 1643; d. 1671. Fam. tradit. makes him m. on
our side of the water, yet tells not the name of the w. but gives him
four ds. three without names, of wh. one m. a Patch; one a
Hunkins; ano. a Tuttle, and exact acco. of the other is, that she was
call. Ann, d. unm. 28 Sept. 1691. On the same evid. it is shown, that
orig. the name was Leigh, and the s. of this man agr. to change it.
JOHN, Saco 1645, was of the gr. jury that yr. but in Dec. 1647, was d.
or rem. JOHN, Farmington 1653, d. 1690, had w. Mary, d. of Stephen
, and ch. John, b. 11 June 1659, bapt. 22 July 1660; Mary, b. 14
Aug. 1664; Stephen, 2 Apr. 1667; Thomas, 1671; David, 1674; and