Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p9


Volume 4, Page 9

Queen Anne, the friend of Pope and Swift, well kn. as Earl of Oxford
(see Collin's Peerage, IV. 244, Ed. 5, and correct the slight error
there); beside Elizabeth wh. m. Hercules Horsey, Esq. Instruct. may be
got as to the just value of tradit. from a note in Hutch. II. 122, in wh.
is read the story of a letter from Mrs. Harley to her sis. in N. E. that
was many yrs. preserv. aft. the d. of that disting. statesman, for this passage
in it; "I am now going to carry Bob. up to the inns of ct. to
make a man of him," and Hutch. wh. seldom falls into such an error,
makes the mo. "gr.d. of Sir Richard S." and this H. introduc. by refer.
to "a tradit. that Harley had some N. E. blood in him, his mo. being a
gr.d. of Sir Richard S." Now beside that this gr.d. of Sir Richard S.
had no sis. here to write unto, the tale is false in the most vital pt. as
usual, for she, being w. of his uncle, not of his f. could transmit no blood
to he Lord High Treasurer. ROBERT, Watertown, br. of the preced.
ar. co. 1638, was prob. at Windsor 1640-2, engag. for his f. or elder br.
but allow. Francis Stiles to lead him into gr. useless expense, from wh.
both suffer. inconven. to their dying day. He d. 1650, unm.; in his will
of 13 June, pro. 15 Aug. nam. only relat. his f. brs. Richard, Samuel,
and Henry, sis. Rosamond and Grace, and made John Clark excor. wh.
forthwith renounc. his office. See Geneal. Reg. VII. 334. SAMUEL,
Watertown, br. of the preced. of wh. we would, glad. kn. more than
Farmer told, of his d. 21 Jan. 1696. Even in the gr. Hist. of W. Bond
could add only that admin. was tak. in Oct. foll. by his neph. Nathaniel,
saying that he had no active participat. in munici. concerns, nor is w. or
ch. found in the rec. But in that vol. p. 918, amends are made by one
of the finest letters of that age from his sis. Rosamond, 22 Apr. 1644.
She was then resid. in conseq. of the loss of his prop. by her f. in the
family of the puritan Earl of Warwick, Ld. High Adm. and her sis.
with the lady of the Earl of Manchester, one of the ch. command.
in the civil war. Of descend. of Sir Richard, in the male line, thirteen
had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and six at Yale.

    SAMFIELD, AUSTEN, Fairfield 1658, d. 1661, leav. small prop. to wid.
and no ch. heard of.

    SAMPSON, ABRAHAM, Duxbury 1638, perhaps br. of Henry, m. a d.
of Samuel Nash, and Windsor says, he had a sec. w. His ch. were
Abraham, Isaac, Samuel, wh. was by the Ind. in Philip's war, and
George, b. 1655. ABRAHAM, Duxbury, s. of the preced. m. Sarah, d.
of Alexander Standish, had Abraham, b. 1686; Miles, 1690; Ebenezer;
Rebecca; Sarah; and Grace. CALEB, Duxbury, s. perhaps youngest,
of Henry, m. Mary, d. of Alexander Standish, had, says Windsor, Rachel
and Lora. GEORGE, Duxbury, or Plympton, s. of the first Abraham,
by w. Elizabeth had Joseph, b. 14 May 1679; Abigail, 22 Jan. 1681;