Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p169


Volume 4, Page 169

prob. s. of the preced. by w. Sarah had John, b. 3 Nov. 1672; and
Thomas, 19 Apr. 1674; and perhaps he rem. across the brook that div.
W. from Braintree, where one John d. 30 Aug. 1692, and ano. John d.
5 Nov. 1700. JOSEPH, Taunton, prob. s. of John the first of Weymouth,
had John, b. 28 Jan. 1671; Amy or Ann, 13 Apr. 1674; Mary..
26 Jan. 1678; Joseph, 12 Mar. 1680; Hannah, 17 May 1682; and
Nathaniel, 22 Mar. 1685. SAMUEL, Braintree, m. 30 Aug. 1652,
Mary Coles, had Mary, b. 24 Sept. 1655; Rachel, 31 Oct. 1657; and
Sarah, 10 July 1660. THOMAS, Fairfield 1645, is on freem.'s list 1669.
He had by w. Mary, Thomas; Mary, wh. m. Josiah Harvey; ano. d.
m. John Beach;
[1]Mehitable; and John; but the order of success. is not
kn. He d. bef. 1688; was a man of import. and spirit eno. to prosecute
Dept. Gov. Ludlow, not long bef. his rem. to Virg. for defam. in report.
that the ws. of S. was a wtich. The trial for satisfact. of both parties
was in the neighb. Col. of New Haven, where the Court wisely held,
"that there was no proof that goodw. S. was a witch," mulct. L. to
pay L10 to the h. for repar. of his w's name, and L5 for his trouble
and cost. Happily in a later day the New Haven Col. pass. unharm.
by the doleful delus. spread in Mass. by rampant vanity and insane
apprehension. Four of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Yale, and
three at some other N. E. Coll. says Farmer.

    STAPLETON, SAMUEL, Newport, came from London, hav. m. Mary
White of Newport Pagnel, Co. Bucks, and here had Mary, b. 7 Feb.
1679; Ann, 20 Jan 1680; Mary, and Elizabeth tw. 7 June 1681; and
Samuel, 28 Sept. 1682.

    STAR or STARR, BENJAMIN, New Haven, may have been s. of
Thomas of Charlestown, perhaps of N. Hampsh. 1673, m. 23 Dec.
1675, Elizabeth d. of the sec. Isaac Allerton, had Allerton, b. 6 Jan. 1677.
He d. 1678, and his wid. m. 22 July 1679, Simon Eyre the third. COMFORT,
Cambridge, surgeon, or physician, of Ashford in Co. Kent, came
in the Hercules 1635, from Sandwich, with three ch. and three serv.
and prob. w. Elizabeth perhaps had one or more ch. in the country; was of
Duxbury 1638, or by dif. rep. 1642, thence to Boston aft. 1643, and his
w. d. 25 June 1658, aged 63. He d. 2 Jan. 1660, and left s. John
excor. of his will made 22 Apr. 1659, pro. 2 Feb. foll. In it, beside to
John and his three ch. he gives to five ds. of d. Maynard dec. �10 ea.
as they come to 16 yrs. of age; to the childr. of s. Thomas dec. �10
apiece, as they come to 18 yrs. of age, as also to the four youngest of
them an addit. legacy; to his Simon Eyre L6 per an. until he
came to 18 yrs. to help him to learning in the tongues, &c. to d. Elizabeth
Ferniside, w. of John, a resid. dev. to be div. betw. her three ch. to d.
Hannah, if she wd. come to N. E. such a piece of plate, but all his