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    TOWER or TOWERS, DAVID, Hingham, perhaps s. of John, more
prop. his gr.s. perish. in the doleful exped. of Phips against Quebec,
1690, but as he d. of smallpox, I conclude it occurr. as did many others,
bef. the squadron left our harbor. JEREMIAH, Salisbury, perhaps s. of
John of Hingham, m. Elizabeth d. of Richard Goodale. JOHN, Hingham
1637, came from Hingham in Co. Norf. it is said, freem. 13 Mar. 1639,
m. Feb. preced. or foll. Margaret Ibrook, d. prob. of Richard, had Ambrose,
Benjamin, b. 5 Nov. 1654m Jonathan, Hannah, and Jeremiah; but perhaps
he had s. John, at least we kn. that he was describ. as John sen. He was
engag. in early plant. at Lancaster, 1654, and descend, are very num.
WILLIAM, Boston 1668, a butcher.

Wethersfield, rem. to Saybrook soon aft. 1668, had w. Sarah, and one
ch. prob. Henry, desert. his w. wh. in 1676 was divorc. for his desert.
above six yrs. as in Trumbull's Col. Rec. II. 293, with liberty if shall
"have opportun. to join hers. in m. with ano. man." HENRY, New
Haven, s. prob. of the preced. m. 13 Apr. 1693, Dorothy, d. of Daniel
. JOHN, Sudbury, by w. Catharine, had John, b. 20 Nov. 1641,
wh. d. 31 Jan. 1643; Mary, b. 8 Dec. 1643; and, again, John, wh. d. 8
Jan. 1657. JOSHUA, whose m. 2 Dec. 1686, with Sarah Reed, is rec.
was perhaps of Hampton. PHILIP, Hampton 1670, had prob. been an
early sett. for PHILIP jr. took the o. of alleg. 1678, some mos. bef. his f.
wh. d. 1696. ROGER, Boston 1640, in Col. Rec. is call. serv. to Mr.
Henry Webb, wh. means, I suppose, appr. was freem. 1644, hav. been
adm. of the ch. with the same designat. 20 Apr. preced. WILLIAM,
Malden, by w. Mary, had Benjamin, b. 2 Nov. 1689, or Jan. 1690; for
the person wh. made the copy of the rec. chang. the dates for Geneal.
Reg. VI. 335, in most cases by mistaking the numeral for the mo.

    TOWNE, EDMUND, Topsfield, was eldest s. of William, wh. prob. was
s. of Richard of Braceby in Co. Lincoln, where Ann, wid. of said Richard,
made her will 10 Dec. 1629, of wh. copy is in Geneal. Reg. X. 36.
Braceby is 6 ms. from Grantham and 5 from Folkenham. He came,
1637, prob. in the Rose of Yarmouth, aged 18, as apprent. to Henry
Skerry of Salem, m. Mary, d. of Thomas Browning, had Thomas; William,
b. 1658; Joseph, 1661; Abigail; Benjamin, 1666; Rebecca; Samuel,
1673; Mary; Sarah; Eliz.; and ano. d. and he d. early in 1678.
Abigail m. 12 Jan. 1686, Jacob Peabody; and next, 14 Jan. 1696,
Thomas Perley. Abstr. of his will, of wh. wid. Mary had admin. is in
Essex Inst. II. 277. JACOB, Salem 1637, had Joseph, and Sarah, perhaps
not tw. bapt. there, 3 Sept. 1648. JACOB, Topsfield, b. in Eng. br.
of Edmund of the same, m. 26 June 1657, Catharine d. of John Symonds
of Salem, had John, b. 2 Apr. 1658; Jacob, 13 Feb. 1660; Catharine,