Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p573


Volume 4, Page 573

had not sail. on her return, nor had any other vessel arr. See Young's
Chron. 192. Prince ought to have detect. this error, wh. is the reverse
of a very common one in the old rec. or even print. books. of sinking
the final syllab. In the Memorials of Marshfield, the fancy of the
writer borrows for his fictitious pilgrim from two or three later generations,
the Christian name of George to bestow on him. Winsor, 337,
may have seduced the fair author of hims. been misled by her. After
1700, he rem. to Hartford, was a trader with good est. and there his w.
d. 1737, in her 77th yr. Capt. W. d. 24 Dec. 1738, aged 87, had made
his will, 29 June 1734, nam. in it d. Martha, w. of Ozias Goodwin; d.
Mercy unm.; and ch. Samuel, Ebenezer, and Rebecca, of d. Sarah, prob.
dec. w. of Samuel Barnard of H. m. 1714; beside s. Ebenezer W. to
wh. much of his est. was giv. MICHAEL, Ipswich, came in the Planter,
early in 1635, aged 30, as one of the serv. of George Giddings; and I
would gladly learn more of him; for in three or four yrs. aft. he is
heard of at Rhode Island. PAUL, Ipswich 1635. TIMOTHY, Marshfield
1649, had two yrs. bef. been adm. freem. of the Col. prob. then liv.
at Plymouth, m. 6 June 1653, Mary, d. of the first Arthur Howland,
had Mary, b. 1654; Timothy, 1655, d. at 27 yrs.; Joanna, 1657; Experience;
Martha; Abigail; George; and Nathan; and was bur. 6
Aug. 1676. His wid. m. 22 Jan. 1680, Robert Stanford, as Miss
Thomas in her agreeable Memorials of M. relates. WILLIAM, came in
the Defence, 1635, aged 25, with Mary, 23, prob. his w. but where he
sat down, is not seen. One Ann W. aged 18, came the same yr. but
later by two mos. in the Hopewell, and of her I kn. nothing.

    WILLIS, BENJAMIN, Bridgewater, s. of the first John of the same, m.
Susanna, d. of Thomas Whitman of the same, had, beside two ds. perhaps
one nam. Susanna, the other Elizabeth; Thomas, b. 1694; and Benjamin,
1696, in wh. yr. the f. d. 12 May. COMFORT, Bridgewater, br. of
the preced. had serv. in the cavalry in part of Philip's war. EDWARD,
Boston, m,. 15 June 1668, Ruth, d. of Rev. Zechariah Symmes, had
Edward, b. 5 July 1670, d. soon; Edward and John, tw. 5 Nov. 1672;
as the town rec. (or rather the copy, for the orig. may have been lost a
hundred yrs.) has it by mistake, possib. for the rec. of their bapt. at the
O. S. ch. might seem to indicate 27 Oct. yet I would not hastily give
preference to the eccles. over the civil rec. in this case; but take this
occasion to warn all inquirers to ask for orig. of old rec. where accessib.
Very little is the importance of accuracy, in the present instance, for
both of the ch. d. soon; ano. ch. was Elizabeth He was freem. 1673, when
the name appears twice in the column for that Court, and again heads
the list of 1684; was capt. bore a part in the ceremonies at the funer. of
Gov. Leverett, Mar. 1679, ask. leave of Gen. Ct. to build a wooden ho.