Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p624


Volume 4, Page 624

Sept. 1697; and James, 1700. His w. d. 3. Aug. 1723, and he d. 3
Aug. 1732. WILLIAM, Windsor, br. of the preced. m. Abia Hawley,
perhaps d. of Ephraim of Stratford, had Abia; Lucia; William, b. 21
July 1711; Martha; and Ephraim; and d. 26 Jan. 1749. As in the
Winthrop fam. the choice of f. s. and gr.s. in early days to the office of
Gov. by popular vote is observ. so in later generat. the Conn. steady
habits made Roger and his s. Oliver and gr.s. Oliver their ch. rulers.
Twelve of this name had been gr. at Yale, two at Harv. and two at
other N. E. coll. in 1834, as is noted by Farmer in MS.

    WOLFALL or WOOLFALL, RICHARD, Boston 1677, of wh. I see
nothing but that he is nam. in the will of the first Thomas Oliver, 1653,
as hav. m. a d. of the testator, then liv. at Muddy riv. now Brookline.

    WOLFE, or WOOLFE, EDWARD, Lyme 1671. PETER, Salem, freem.
14 May 1634, was so much of a milit. spirit, as hardly to fail of being
chos. lieut. in 1646, yet in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 256, with w. Martha,
was one of the founders of ch. in Beverly 1667, and d. 6 Dec.
1675. One Susanna W. with sev. others, was order. to be releas. from
prison in 1683, but on what grounds they had been arrest. I see not in
Vol. V. of our Col. rec.
WOLLASTON, the capt wh. form. a tempora. settlem. 1625, wh. aft.
short time he abandon. and went to Virg. might hardly seem to deserve
a place in this work, were it not for the possibil. that a passeng. of the
Planter, from London, ten yrs later, call. Mary Wolhouston, aged 30,
may have been seek. the long abs. h. when she came to Boston; tho.
more prob. is it that she was w. of a Mr. W. wh. is nam. in an act of
the Ct. Sept. 1641, impos. fine of L13. 6s. 8d. perhaps the same as
JOSIAH that I find a merch. of Boston in 1666. Very obscure, however,
is the evid. for either suppos. Lewis claims one W. for Lynn
1637, but says he rem. to Sandwich.

    WOLLEY, ROBERT, Southampton, L. I. one of those wh. in Aug.
1673, made a represent. of their cases to the inhabs. of the Unit. Colonies
of N. E. as to the policy of their submit. to the Dutch, wh. had conquer.
New York. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 86-88. Perhaps the name
might as well be read Walley.

    WOLLOND or WOOLLEN, EDWARD, of wh. I kn. no more but that
he was an appraiser on two est. 1679 and 80, in Essex Co. in one case
call. sen. so as to make it prob. he had s. Edward.

    WOLSEY, GEORGE, is, by Mr. Felt, seen with his w. 1653, in some
part of the land; but I can trace them no later.

    WOLTEN, JOHN, Piscataquq, said to have come from Plymouth, Eng.
a. 1633, and resid. twenty-one yrs. when, strange as it reads, our Gen.
Ct. in 1654, order. him to go home to his w. Farmer, MS. says he was
tak. on his passage, by the Dutch, wh. kept all his prop. but set him on
shore in Eng. where he soon aft. d.