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two town magistr. was after. a rep. and his name is on the freemen's list,
1655; and he was k. by the Ind. Nov. 1675. See the very valuab.
note in Rh. I. Hist. Coll. II. 86. Ann m. William Burton; Mary m. 8
June 1671, Francis Gisborne; and Elizabeth m. first, Richard Townsend, as
his sec. w. and next John Smith of Hempstead, L. I. JOHN, s. of the
preced. m. Rose, d. of John Townsend, had John, Thomas, Robert, and
Sarah, who surv. him. RICHARD, Malden, m. 2 Dec. 1686, Mercy Lee,
perhaps d. of Samuel. THOMAS, Salem, had w. Alice, ds. Bethia, and
Hannah, as by his will, 9 Sept. 1655, pro. June foll. is seen in Essex
Inst. I. 49. THOMAS, Huntington, L. I. adm. as freem. of Conn. 1662,
is prob. he who m. Isabel, d. of Richard Harcut. ZACHARY, Mass. sw.
fidel. 1652.

    WICKWIRE, JOHN, New London, m. 6 Nov. 1676, Mary, d. of
George Tongue, had George, b. 4 Oct. 1677; Christopher, 8 Jan.
1680; John, 2 Dec. 1685; Elizabeth 23 Mar. 1688; Jonathan, 19 Feb.
1691; Peter, 2 Mar. 1694; and Ann, 25 Sept. 1697; and he d. in Mar.
or Apr. 1712, says Caulkins, 357.

    WIDGER, JAMES, Pemaquid, took o. of fidel. to Mass. 1674.

    WIFFE or WIFE, HUMPHREY, is by Farmer, ins. in MS. on authty.
of Mr. Felt, as one of Essex Co. d. bef. 1640. Against this surname
our ears instinctiv. protest; yet to sustain the reading of Mr. Felt,
might be cited Geneal. Reg. IV. 248, among the assessmts. of tax
July 1657, of Dover, is one for Nathell wife, tho. it must be fear, that
this is too indistinct to be valued much; and wh. a most sagacious
reader of our old MSS. presumes to be Nicho. Wise, the freem. of
1645. Then comes in Geneal. Reg. VI. 377, from the pub. reg. purport.
to transcribe rec. of Roxbury, Jane Wife, wid. bur. 1637; but my
copy of the town rec. giv. it plain Wise, detracts from the weight of
this item. She prob. was wid. bef. coming, and the rev. patriot Wise,
min. of Ipswich, drew his orig. from Roxbury, where also were brs. and
sis. Less reliance may be giv. to Geneal. Reg. VIII. 346, from the
same public docum. purport. to copy Cambridge rec. John Wife d. 9
Sept. 1644, bec. Harris, 168, quot. the town rec. mades it Wise.

    WIGGIN, ANDREW, Exeter, s. of Thomas of Dover, m. at Andover,
3 June, but other rept. is 14th, 1659, Hannah, d. of Hon. Simon Bradstreet,
and easy is it to acco. from the diversity, as the same rec. that has
3 for her m. gives m. of her sis. Dorothy on 14. What reverence is
due to the biogr. sketch of Gov. Bradstreet in Geneal. Reg. I. 77, is of
little conseq. here, for his d. who m. Wiggin is count. twice. He had
Thomas, b. 5 Mar. 1661; Simon, 17 Apr. 1664; Hannah, 10 Aug.
1666; Mary, 1668; Sarah; Jonathan; Andrew, 6 Jan. 1672; and
Bradstreet; beside two other ds. it is said, whose names are thot. to