Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p647


Volume 4, Page 647

1 June 1712. THOMAS, Boston, carpenter, rem. to Roxbury, m. 7 Mar.
1660, Mary, d. of William Goose of Charlestown, had Thomas; Esther,
both bapt. 1 May 1664, the f. hav. join. the ch. in the preced. mo.;
Hannah, 14 May 1665; Elizabeth 30 June 1667; Mary, 17 Jan. 1669;
Rachel, 27 Nov. 1670; Robert, 19 Oct. 1673; and Mehitable, 29 Apr.
1675; and he d. Oct. 1685, says Farmer, trust. the town rec. wh. I
distr. because it ment. not the day of d. contains not a single name of the
childr. and the ch. rec. of bur. or d. is 10 Sept. evidently nearer to a contempo.
authority. WILLIAM, Dedham, perhaps s. of Peter the first, was
a "min. of the gosp." d. at D. 26 June 1669, as by the Roxbury ch.
rec. is told, and the Diary of John Hull calls him "a young but powerful
preach." Of this name Farmer notes, that in 1834, twenty-one had
been gr. at N. E. coll. of wh. I count ten at Dartm. five at Yale, four
at Harv.

    WOODWELL, JOHN, Salem, wh. admin. 7 July 1701, on est. of his
br. Joshua, was s. of Matthew, a seaman, in 1661, when ment. of
him is first seen but later is call. brickmaker, in 1671 had w. Mary,
and names her in his will of 28 Dec. 1690, pro. 30 June foll. with ch.
Samuel, b. 3 Oct. 1659; John, 9 May 1665; Matthew, 4 Dec. 1668; Joshua;
Mary, 3 Feb. 1662; Margaret, 4 Aug. 1671; Elizabeth 5 May 1674; and Dorcas.
But Mary prob. d. young; and he had Mary, again, 26 Nov. 1677.
Elizabeth was a witness allow. to sw. to ridicul. nonsense, or impertin.
falsehood in the witchcr. trials of 1692. MATTHEW, Salem, s. of the
preced. left wid. Ann to admin. his est. 11 Apr. 1702. SAMUEL,
Salem, prob. eldest br. of the preced. by w. Thomasine, had Jonathan,
b. 5 Apr. 1693, who prob. d. soon for, from his will of 25 Nov.
1697, pro. 10 Jan. foll. we find that he left wid. Thomasine, ch. Samuel,
b. 14 Jan. 1685; Daniel, 17 Nov. 1697; and the f. d. in four days aft.
John, 2 July 1687; Gideon, 30 Jan. 1689; Joseph, 25 Sept. 1690;
Benjamin, 28 Dec. 1691; Elizabeth and David. Mr. Felt confid. assures
me that this is a differ. name from Wardwell or Wardell.

    WOODWORTH, BENJAMIN, Scituate, s. of Walter of the same, had
Elizabeth, Deborah, Abigail, and Robert, and d. in Philip's war[1]. HENRY,
the freem. of 10 May 1643, of wh. no diligence has discov. the resid. or
anything more. Farmer here introd. the name of Recompense Woodsworth,
on Middlesex rec. call. A. B. wh. d. 12 July 1679; but this must
be double error, prob. for Recompense Wadsworth, and certain. for the
coll. honor. In the Catal. such a surname has never yet appear. and
bef. 1680 the only instance of the bapt. name is, 1661, with Osborn;
and in the foll. generat. is attach. to a Boston Wadsworth. JOHN,
Taunton, had Nathaniel, b. 31 July 1679. JOSEPH, Scituate, s. of the
first Walter of the same
, prob. youngest, m. 1669, Sarah, d. of Charles
Stockbridge of the same,
[2] had Joseph, b. 1670; Mary, 1673; Benjamin,
1676; Sarah, 1678; Elizabeth 1680; Eunice, 1682; Abigail, 1685; and
Ruth, 1688. THOMAS, Scituate, br. of the preced. m. 1666, Deborah
, prob. d. of John of the same, had Deborah, b. 1667; Hezekiah,