Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p314


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with William and his s. Samuel to N. E. from Combe St. Nicholas in
Somersetsh. that he kn. them bef. and ever since; and George Fry unit.
in the fame. testim. SAMUEL, Weymouth, eldest s. of William of the
same, was brot. in early youth, 1640, by his f. with Philip, perhaps his
uncle, perhaps a cousin, and tho. pass. thro. the first prescrib. course of
study for three yrs. would have tak. his A. B. in 1650, yet bec. the term
was lengthen. to 4 yrs. he and others, as Dr. Eliot in Biog. Dict. tells, left
the Coll. His f. had giv. him the first classic. preparat. and he had so
improv. his opportun. that he had great reput. as a min. and was ord. 14
Feb. 1665, to succeed Thomas Thatcher, hav. preach. some yrs. at Hull.
He preach. the elect, serm. 1674, again in 1683, again 1695, an honor in
no other instance confer. in Mass. and was so highly esteem. for his
discret. as to be chos. Presid. of the Coll. in 1681, aft. the d. of Oakes,
and again, aft. d. of Rogers; but in his Hist. of H. C. notice of these
things by Mather is not found. However, it seems that the Gen. Ct.
Rec. V. 345, gave him the same encouragem. to accept. as they had offer.
to Increase Mather. Both applicat. were in vain. He m. 15 May
1657, Mary, d. of Edward Rawson, when he liv. at Hull, and for sec. w.
30 July 1695, Mary, wid. of William Symmes, tho. what was her
maiden name is undiscov. Nor is my kn. any better as to childr. or
whether he had any. He was freem. 1669, and hav. preach. above 50
yrs. d. 21 Apr. 1707, aged 75. I suppose in 1703 he rec. a collea. in
Rev. James Bailey. See 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. IX. 195. * WILLIAM,
Weymouth 1640, came that yr. from Combe St. Nicholas, close to Chard,
in Co. Somerset, bring. s. Samuel, and accomp. by George Fry and
Philip T. wh. may have been his br. or near relat. here soon found a
sec. w. if as to me seems prob. the mo. of Samuel were d. had Naomi, b. 3
Dec. 1641; Mary, 3 Dec. 1642; Micajah, 12 Oct. 1643, unless as is very
prob. there be error in the rec. print. in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 349. By
the fail. of rec. in a long interval, we lose perhaps half a dozen other ch.
certain. William and Jonathan. He was adm. freem. 18 May 1642,
rep. 1642, and very oft. aft. even 1679-83, and aft. overthrow of Andros
in 1690, was only lieut. and later capt. chos. clk. of the house of reps.
1650, and usual. aft. hav. as Johnson says, special qualificat. in that office.
His will of 15 May 1686, nam. eldest s. Samuel, and the others, William,
Micajah, Josiah, and Angel, was pro. July 1691. WILLIAM, Weymouth,
sec. s. of the preced. freem. 1672, by w. Deborah had William,
b. 14 Sept. 1670; John, 23 June 1673; Philip, 2 May 1681; Josiah, 19
Sept. 1686, and perhaps others omit. from the rec. Farmer marks nineteen
of this name as gr. in 1834, at N. E. coll. of wh. ten are seen at
Harv. includ. one Torry and one at Yale.

    TOTENHAM, ELIJAH, Woburn, s. of Henry of the same, by w. Mary