Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p550

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Sarah Hartwell, w. of Edward. Of the passeng. in the Confidence from
Southampton, emb. 1638, a "Martha W. of Shiplake, Oxfordsh. spinstr,
and Mary W. her d." print. in Geneal. Reg. II. 109, we can make
no exact settlement. yet perhaps the spinster was a wid. and she may have
first sat down at Hingham. Farmer notes gr. of this name, 1834, two
at Harv. two at Yale, and four at other N. E. coll.

    WILDGOOSE, JOHN, Pemaquid, took o. of fidel, 1674, to Mass.

    WILEY, JOHN, Reading 1640, or at least an early sett. TIMOTHY,
Reading, the freem. of 1690, may have been s. of the preced. Easy is
it to mistake this name for Willey, either in index or rec.

    WILFORD, GILBERT, Ipswich 1668, was of Bradford 1671. * JOHN,
New Haven 1641, took o. of fidel. 1644, was a merch. rem. to Branford
bef. 1663, rep. 1665, and most of the time to May 1677 incl. had w.
Lydia, and d. early in 1678. His will of 23 Feb. in that yr. gave his
est. to a neph. John Wilford, in London, aft. d. of his wid. She m.
soon, capt. Thomas Tappan of Milford, and disput. the effect of the will,
bec. the est. had been hers, bef. her m. with testat. JOHN, Boston, by
w. Bridget, had John, b. 26 May 1656. RICHARD, Branford 1679, or
later, agent of John W. some yrs. in the suit for est. giv. to him by will
of his uncle.

    WILKES or WILKS, GEORGE, Dorchester 1639, of wh. no more can
be kn. for the name is a mistak. of Dr. Harris. JOSEPH, Dorchester
1668, s. of the preced. as cop. erron. by Dr. Harris for Weekes.
ROBERT, Salem, merch. d. 24 Sept. 1677, prob. unm. for in his will of
that same day, pro. 27 Nov. foll. he made Isaac Woodbury excor. and
gave his sis. Mary, w. of said Isaac, and their ch. Robert and Mary, all
his prop. See Essex Inst. II. 274. THOMAS, Salem 1656, shipwright,
was d. in 1662. WILLIAM, Boston 1633, had w. Joan, wh. join. our ch.
9 Feb. 1634. He rem. to New Haven, prob. with Gov. Eaton, and
aft. few yrs. went home, a. 1644, as is kn. by the will of his w. 12 Jan.
1646, "call. to go to her h. but not knowing whether he be liv. or not,"
embark. that mo. for London, in the ill-fated sh. with Grigson, Lamberton
and others. She left ho. ld. and goods to pay her legacies. Her
inv. is of 11 Jan. 1647.

    WILKEY or WILKIE, JOHN, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Samuel, b. 3
Apr. 1653; and Mary, 17 Dec. 1655.

    WILKINS, BENJAMIN, HENRY, and THOMAS, Salem vill. now Danvers,
wre adm. freem. together 1690, but I have no kn. of either, nor
can conject. any thing. exc. that as the last (wh. was decid. against the
hypochondr. Rev. Samuel Paris a. the witchcr. delus. that long torment.
the ch.) is call. sen. he may have been f. of the other two. BRAY,
Lynn 1630, if Lewis is right, freem. 14 May 1634, but in Dorchester