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1780, May 4th. Ipswich, as its proportion of supplies for the army, is to find one hundred and six shirts, the same number of pairs of shoes and stockings, and thirty-three blankets. June 5th, this town is to raise sixty men for six months; 22d, and sixty for three months; 23d, and twelve horses for the public service. July 3d. Voted £1200 to hire soldiers for the Continental army. Sept. 25th. the Proportion of Ipswich’s beef for the army is 31,800 pounds. Dec. 19th. The town accept a report to pay their soldiers in hard money, as resolved by the General Court. Dec. 25th. Voted £1850 of new emission, or £74,200 of old emission, for army beef.
1781, March 20th. Voted £500 for soldiers and remainder of beef. June 22d. Ipswich is to supply the army with 25,204 pounds of beef, one hundred and six pairs of shoes and stockings, the same number of shirts, and forty-two men. August 13th. Voted £400 to pay men hired for three months, and £200 for army clothing. August 20th. Voted £220 for soldiers at Rhode Island, who had been there five months. This year, Matthew Whipple and John Boardman, prize-master, of the Hamlet, were killed in the privateer Thorn.
1782, Jan. 1st. Voted £440 to pay men, lately engaged to serve in the army, and other soldiers. March 7th. Ipswich is to raise nineteen men for the Continental army. March 14th. Lieutenant Samuel Burnam dies of a consumption, contracted by hardships in the war.
1783, March 1st. News that Captain Moses Harris and William Rust had died on board the prison-ship in New York. This year John Wise died in the army.
1787, Jan. Twenty-five men, who enlisted for forty days, but were out sixty, march to aid in quelling Shays’s insurrection.
1794, Sept. 30th. Voted, that the men, detached from the militia, by resolve of Congress, in May last, receive ten dollars a month, and that each of them have four shillings a day for the time they meet, till they go into actual service.
1814. Voted, that the drafted men, who, by themselves or substitutes, have been in actual service, shall have wages made up by the town, with government pay, to fifteen dollars a month, as long as they continue in service.
From the preceding facts, and not the half has come down to us, it is perceived, that, with no small treasure, suffering, and blood, Ipswich has assisted in the defence of our country’s

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rights, from its beginning to our own age. From the scenes of trial and woe, through which she, as well as other communities, must have passed, while compelled to protect her territory, homes, and families, against the invasion of desolating foes, we may justly wish,
"Then perish war! detested war!
Shalt thou make gods? light Caesar’s star?
What calls man fool so loud as this has done,
From Nimrod’s down to Bourbon’s line?
Why not adore too, as divine,
Wide-wasting storms, before the genial sun?"


1813, Oct. 7th. Ten of these are committed, by order of the Marshal, to Ipswich jail, as a retaliation for American prisoners' being similarly treated at Halifax. Soon after, six more were committed for the same reason, and, Nov. 2d, another. Ten of them were released the last of December, because the same number of Americans had been released at Halifax, and the rest were removed in March, 1814. Such imprisonment gave rise to considerable newspaper debate.


Under the law of 1832, there are twenty revolutionary soldiers on the pension-list. Such provision honors our nation, and goes against the long-standing remark, that Republics are ungrateful.


181647. The General Court enact, that if any young man attempt to address a young woman, without consent of her parents, or, in case of their absence, of a neighbouring magistrate of the County Court, he shall be fined £5 for the

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first offence, £10 for the second, and imprisonment for the third. As might be expected, a regulation of this kind was probably often evaded, but the evasion was occasionally detected; and then the poor swains were handled by something harder than silken chords. Among several prosecutions was the following, tried at Ipswich Court.
1660, Sept. Daniel Blake is fined £5, and respited for £4, conditionally, "for making love to Edmund Bridge's daughter without her parents' consent." Cases of this sort were soon discontinued.


1639. A law requires marriages to be either cried or put up, in public, as at present.
1692. Ministers begin to be allowed to marry people, as justices had done. Preaching at some marriages was practised in New England till within sixty years.
1651, Oct. The Rev. Samuel Phillips of Rowley to Sarah Appleton.
1672. Nathaniel Wade to Mercy, daughter of Governor Bradstreet.
1675. John Cogswell had married a duaghter of Dr. John Gifford of Lynn.
1693, May 1st. Daniel Eppes of Salem contracts to marry widow Hannah Wainwright.
1694, June 20th. Mr. Nathaniel Thomas and Mrs. Mary Appleton.
1696, April 15th. Mr. Benjamin Marston of Salem and Mrs. Margaret Appleton.
1698, Nov. 10th. Mr. Addington Davenport of Boston and Mrs. Elizabeth Wainwright.
1699, Nov. 13th. Mr. Samuel Ward and Mrs. Sarah Tuttle.
1700, Nov. 7th. Mr. Adam Winthrop of Boston and Mrs. Anne Wainwright.
1703, May 5th. Mr. Nathaniel Shepherd of Lynn and Mrs. Elizabeth Wade. June 9th. Rev. John White of Goucester and Lucy Wise. Sept. 15th. Paul Dudley, Esq., of Boston and Mrs. Lucy Wainwright.

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1704, Aug. 10th. Mr. Nathaniel Downing and Mrs. Margaret Pynchon.
1705, Oct. 11th. Mr. William Clark of Boston and Mrs. Hannah Appleton.
1708, June 5th. Mr. Joshua Bill of Boston and Sarah Burnam.
1722. Rev. Robert Ward of Wenham and Mrs. Priscilla Appleton.
1724, Oct. 22d. Rev. Nathaniel Leonard of Plymouth and Mrs. Priscilla Rogers.
1725, August 15th. Rev. Edward Holyoke of Marblehead and Margaret Appleton.
1726, Sept. 10th. Rev. Edward Payson of Rowley and Mrs. Elizabeth Appleton.
1728, Sept. 17th. Rev. Joshua Freeman of Plymouth and Mrs. Patience Rogers.
1729, Jan. 28th. Mr. Thomas Norton, Jr., and Mrs. Mary Perkins.
1731, March 11th. Dr. Francis Holmes and Mary Gibson.
1736. Rev. Ames Cheever of Manchester and Sarah Choate.
1739, Dec. 11th. Rev. Edward Cheever and Martha Wigglesworth.
1742, March 17th. Rev. Edward Holyoke, President of Harvard College, and widow Mary Epes.
1761, June 22d. Dr. Benjamin Foster of Boxford and Sarah Low.
1770, Jan. 8th. Mr. Edward Wigglesworth and Bridget Cogswell. Feb. 6th. Mr. William Wigglesworth and Deborah Adams.
1772, Nov. 26th. Rev. Paul Park of Preston, Connecticut, and widow Mary Rust.
1779, Feb. 9th. Dr. Josiah Smith and Margaret Staniford.
1786, Dec. Mr. William Burley of Boston and Susan Farley.
1787, Oct. 6th. Dr. Nehemiah Cleaveland of Topsfield and Lucy Manning.
1789, June 29th. Dr. Samuel Adams and Abigail Dodge.
1791, Dec. 28th. Dr. John Scolly Osborn of Epsom, N.H., and Abigail Hodgkins.
1793, Oct. 13th. Dr. Joseph Manning, now of South Carolina, and Elizabeth Pickard.

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1799, Sept. 1st. Rev. Joseph McKean of Milton and Amy Swasey.
1802, Feb. 16th. Dr. James Goss of Gloucester and Hannah Smith.
1808, June 14th. Rev. Ebenezer Hubbard and Charlotte Swasey.
1809, Feb. 28th. Rev. Joshua Dodge of Haverhill and Mary Shatswell.
1813, Nov. 28th. Dr. Thomas Sewall, now of Washington, D.C., and Mary Choate. May. Rev. Edward Richmond of Stoughton and Sarah Manning.
1815, Dec. 28th. Sidney Willard, Professor of Harvard College, and Elizabeth A. Andrews.
1819, Jan. 26th. Sidney Willard, Professor of Harvard College, and Hannah S. Heard.
1830, Oct. 28th. Rev. Lyman Matthews of Braintree and Rachel D. How.
1832, Jan. 25th. Rev. Edwin Jennison of Walpole, New Hampshire, and Mary B. Shannon.


1702, April 20th. Mr. William Hassey of Rumney Marsh and Mrs. Elizabeth Brown.
1703, March 20th. Rev. Richard Brown of Newbury and Martha Whipple.
1708, April 5th. Rev. Theophilus Cotton and Mrs. Elizabeth Diamond.
1710, Sept. 16th. Mr. Stephen Minot of Boston and Mrs. Sarah Wainwright.
1713, Sept. 12th. Col. Zacheus Mayhew of Chilmark and Mrs. Susannah Wade.
1715, Feb. 10th. Mr. John Watson of Plymouth and Sarah Rogers.
1719, Nov. 21st. Mr. Peleg Wiswall of Boston and Elizabeth Rogers.
1722, June 9th. Mr. Samuel Waldo of Boston and Mrs. Lucy Wainwright.
The marriages in the Hamlet from 1716 to 1742, being twenty-six years, were one hundred and thirty.

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The average births for ten years, from 1691 to 1700, inclusive, are 39-1/5. It is not certain, that all the births of the town, for this period, are given, though the record professes to do so. If we take Boston as a standard, whose births, from 1731 to 1752, were to its deaths as 1.13 to 1, then 39-1/5, the births in Ipswich, would make its annual deaths nearly 35. It is probable, however, that there was a less proportion of deaths at Ipswich than in Boston.
As to baptisms, these were formerly administered to almost, if not quite every child, under the half-way Covenant. Hence, the clerk of Ipswich recorded baptisms instead of births, a part of the time. From 1721 to 1732, being twelve years, there were 1161 baptisms, of which 581 were females and 580 males, and 6 pairs of twins. Allowing the common proportion of 4 children for one marriage, there were about 290 marriages in that period. The ratio of double births to single ones, is as 1 to 193-1/2. The excess of females over the males, being one, is unusually small. The births in Chebacco Parish, from 1786 to 1802, being seventeen years, were 552, in which there were nine pairs of twins. This would make the double births to single ones as 1 to 61-1/3. In the same parish, from 1809 to 1815, being seven years, there were 231 births, which consisted of 95 females and 136 males, and two pairs of twins. In this account, the males exceed the females by nearly one-fifth of a whole number, and the double births are to single ones as 1 to 115. The baptisms in the Hamlet Parish from 1715 to 1725 inclusive, were 222 children; being 114 males and 108 females.
1771, Sept. 20th. Three children were born at one birth in Chebacco.
1784, July 4th. Three sons, born at one birth, and now living, were baptized in the Hamlet.


Of these notices a large collection was made. But the limits of our publication allow us to select only a small part of them. No doubt that many, who were in the private

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walks of life, either from choice or from concurring circumstances, and whose characters of intelligence, usefulness, piety, and worth, have not been preserved for our consideration, might have been placed as deservedly on the pages of this book, as those who are. However such may be thus omitted, however they may have faded from the remembrance of the living, still they have not been forgotten by their Maker; they are indelibly engraven on the palms of his hands, on the imperishable tablets of his omniscience, and will be gloriously revealed to an assembled universe. — In the subsequent notices, as we shall have occasion to use the words died, lately, married, and born, we put d. for the first, l. for the second, m. for the third, and b. for the fourth.
1638, April 16th. Mr. John Dillingham, merchant, d. l. He became freeman 1630; was granted land here 1634. His first wife d. before 1636. He left a widow, Sarah, and children, Edward and Sarah. At the time of his decease, he had an adventure of £604 3s. 11d. on board the ship Sea Flower.
1642, Nov. 23d. Richard Lumkin d. l. He was admitted freeman 1638; was Deputy to the General Court 1638-39. His widow, Sarah, in 1654, had recently m. Dea. Simon Stone of Watertown.
1645, Nov. 7th. Lionel Chute, schoolmaster, d. l. He left a son, James.
1647, Sept. 28th. Matthew Whipple d. l. He left a wife, Rose, whom he had m. Nov. 13th, 1646, and children by a former wife, deceased, John, Matthew, Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Elizabeth, and a brother, John. Land was granted him, 1638, in the Hamlet, where he resided. His house was sold July 10th, 1647, to John Annable, tailor. He held the chief offices in town, and was on some of its most important committees.
1647, Feb. 11th. John Shatswell d. l. He left a wife, Joanna, and son, Richard. He came to Ipswich 1634, and was Deacon of the First Church.
1648. John Whittingham d. He was son of Baruch, and grandson of Rev. William Whittingham, who m. a daughter of John Calvin, the Reformer. He came to Ipswich with his mother from Lincolnshire, England, by 1637-38, when he had land assigned him. 1638, he is admitted a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. 1645,

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he and others of Ipswich and the adjacent towns, are formed into a similar company by act of the Legislature. He was, very likely, brother to Thomas Whittingham, Lieutenant of Ipswich company. He m. Martha, daughter of Mr. Wm. Hubbard. He left children, John, Richard, William, Martha, Elizabeth, and Judith, and a brother, Rev. Samuel Haugh, of Reading. He mentioned in his will, that he had trading stock in the company at Ipswich. Johnson calls him "a godly and faithful man."
1654. Samuel Symonds, jr., d. l. He was son of the Deputy-Governor.
1654, Sept. 26th. John Perkins d. l. Æ 64. He left a wife, Judith, and children, John, Absalom, Thomas, Elizabeth Sarjeant, Anna Bradley, Lydia Bennet, and Jacob. He was, probably, the one who came over with Roger Williams 1631, and was freeman 1633. He held town offices, and was Deputy to the General Court 1636. His estate was £250 5s.
1655, July 25th. Humphrey Bradstreet d. l. As he lived near Rowley line, he ordered his body to be put in the graveyard there. He left a wife, Bridget, and children, Moses, John, Hannah Roff, Martha Beale, Mary, Sarah, and Rebecca. He was freeman 1635, and deputy to the General Court the same year.
1656. John Ward d. l., being a physician.
1662. Philemon Dalton d., very aged. He became freeman 1636; had lived in Dedham and Hampton. In May, his son, Samuel, a deputy to the General Court, asks leave to visit him, as mortally wounded by the fall of a tree.
1664, Dec. 5th. Mr. Humphrey Vincent d. He was of Cambridge 1634, of Salem Jan. 1637, and was granted land at Ipswich the next February. He left no family.
1665, Sept. 26th. Joseph Metcalf d. l. Æ 60. He left a wife, Elizabeth, son, Thomas, and grandchild, Joseph Metcalf. His estate was £370 13s. He held various offices in the town; freeman 1635; Deputy to the General Court 1635, 1637, 1643, 1644, 1645, 1654, 1655, 1661. 1655, May 23d, he was on a Committee of the House to collect gifts made in England by friends to this colony. Nov. 13th, he was on Essex Committee for Trade.
1666, Oct. 26. Thomas Wells, sen., d. His wife, Abigail, survived him and d. 1671, — children, John, Sarah Massey of Salem, Abigail Treadwell, Elizabeth, Thomas,

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Hannah, and Lydia. His eldest child, Nathaniel, had previously deceased, and left a wife, Lydia. His estate was large for the time, £1014 3s. 3d. He was probably the person, who was of the Artillery Company 1644. From the books, which he bequeathed to a son, he seems to have been a physician.
1669, June 30th. John Whipple, of the Hamlet, d. He had a large grant of land 1639; freeman 1640; sustained various offices in town; was feoffee of the Grammar School; Deputy to the General Court 1640, 1641, 1642, 1646, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1653; was Deacon and Ruling Elder of the First Church. He had had a wife, Sarah, who d. June 14th, 1658, and left a widow, Jennet, and children, Susannah, relict of Lionel Worth of Newbury, Mary Stone, Sarah Goodhue, and Anthony Potter, son-in-law. His son, John, had d. 1674, his widow, Jennet, is executrix and heir of Thomas Dickenson. Johnson mentions Mr. Whipple, as "one, whose godly sincerity is much approved."
1669, Nov. Samuel Symonds d. l., son of the Deputy Governor; graduated at Harvard College 1663. It is evident that there were two brothers in this family, named Samuel, while both were alive. In the will of the elder Samuel, he himself is called junior, and the other not.
1669, Nov. 29th. John Cogswell, of Chebacco, d. Æ about 58. He had been a merchant in London; sailed in the Angel Gabriel for New England, 1635; was wrecked in a violent gale, Aug. 15th, at Pemaquid, where he lost considerable property. After living ashore some time in a tent, he came passenger in a bark, commanded by Captain Gallup, and took up his abode here. He had an unusually large grant of land, being 300 acres, at Chebacco, the next October, when there were only two other families residing in this parish. He was admitted freeman 1636. His wife, Elizabeth, survived him, and d. June 2d, 1676. His children were, William, John, Edward, Mary wife of an Armitage of Boston, Hannah, m. to Cornelius Waldo, Abigail, to Thomas Clark, and Sarah, to Simon Tuttle. The three last husbands resided in this town. Mr. Cogswell was wealthy and a prominent inhabitant of Ipswich.
1670, June. Samuel Appleton d. He was b. at Little Waldingfield, England, 1586; came to Ipswich 1635, was admitted freeman 1636, and was Deputy to the General Court 1637. He left children, John, Samuel, Sarah wife of

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the Rev. Samuel Phillips of Rowley, Judith, wife of Samuel, son of the Rev. N. Rogers, and Martha, wife of Richard Jacobs.
1671, Jan. 9th. John, the only son of General Daniel Dennison, d. His wife, Martha, daughter of Deputy-Governor Symonds, survived him, and appears to have married Richard Martyn, of Portsmouth. He left children, John and Martha.
1671, Feb. 7th. Thomas Bishop, sen., d. He had held various offices in town; was Deputy to the General Court 1666. His wife, Margaret, survived him, and children, Samuel, John, Thomas, Job, and Nathaniel, and a brother, Paul Bishop, of Kingston. For the period in which he lived, he was very rich. Estate, £5000 1s. 1d.
1672, Sept. Mrs. Margaret Lake d. l. She left children, Hannah Gallup, too whom she bequeathed land in New London, and Martha Harris.
1673, June 19th. Thomas Boreman, sen., d. l. He was called very old in 1671. He was a cooper by trade; was admitted freeman 1635, and was Deputy to the General Court 1636. He left a wife, Margaret, who d. 1680, and children, Thomas, Joanna, Daniel, Mary, Martha, wife of Thomas Low, and sons-in-law, Daniel and Robert Kinsman. His estate £523 6s. 6d.
1674, July 5th. Ezekiel, son of the Rev. N. Rogers, d. His relict was Margaret, sister to the Rev. Wm. Hubbard, who d. Jan. 23d, 1675. His children were Martha, Nathaniel, Ezekiel, Timothy, and Samuel. He graduated at Harvard College, 1659. One reason why his uncle, the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers of Rowley, declined to make him his chief heir, as expected, was, that he would not consent to have his hair cut short.
1676, June 1st. George Giddinge d.; left widow, Jane, and children, Thomas, John, James and Samuel Giddinge, and Joseph Collins. He was of Ipswich, 1635, where he sustained various trusts; was Deputy to the General Court 1641, 1654, 1655, 1659, 1660, 1661, 1663, 1664, 1668, 1672, 1675. He was long a Ruling Elder of the First Church. Estate, £1021 12s. 6d.
1677, July 13th. John Paine, merchant, d. at Nantucket. he was son of Elder Robert Paine; was admitted to the Artillery Company 1666. He m. Elizabeth Cogswell, Sept. 21st, 1657, who survived him.

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1678. Thomas Howlett d. Æ. 79. He lost a wife June 26th, 1666, and left widow Rebeckah, and children, Samuel, Sarah Comings, Mary Perley, and Mary, relict of his son Thomas, who d. Dec. 22d, 1667. His estate was £418. He was freeman 1634; held chief offices of the town; was Deputy to the General Court 1635. As a brave and trusty officer, he was in several expeditions against the Indians.
1678, Oct. Samuel Symonds d., and was buried the 11th. He was descended from an ancient and honorable family in Yieldham, Essex County, where he had a good estate. He came to this colony and settled at Ipswich 1637/8, and was made freeman 1638. He was Town Clerk from 1639 to 1645, and sustained other municipal trusts. He was feoffee of the Grammar School, and Deputy to the General Court from 1638 to 1643, when he was chosen Assistant, and so continued to 1673. This year, he was elected Deputy-Governor, and held this office till his decease; and was long Justice of the Quarterly Court. As a part of his particular history we give the following. — 181645, Oct. 4th. He succeeds R. Bellingham on the Essex Committee for drawing up a body of laws. — 361646. He "addresses a letter to Governor Winthrop, in which he insists on what he considered to be the Divine purposes in the settlement of New England. The conversion of the natives to the Christian faith and practice, he mentions as one; ‘which mercy,’ he adds, ‘if attained in any considerable measure, will make us go singing to our graves.’" In accordance with this suggestion, the General Court instructed the Elders, Nov. 4th, to choose, at the election, two ministers to teach the Indians. Mr. J. Elliot had very recently commenced his labors among the Aborigines. — 501647, Jan. 6th. Mr. Symonds writes to Governor Winthrop, that copies of the petition to the General Court by Dr. Robert Child and others were circulated at Ipswich, and that they were very popular among the young. He desired the Governor to send him a copy of the Court’s answer to this petition. — 181648, May 10th. He is on a committee "to pass the articles of our Confederation with the United Colonies," and to examine the proceedings of the Commissioners. The Legislature grant him five hun-

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dred acres of land in the Pequod country. Sept. 19th. He request Governor Winthrop, by letter, to forward him a transcript of the doctrinal confession of the late synod. — 1651, Oct. 14th. He is granted three hundred acres of land beyond Merrimack River, "with free liberty for timber," if he set up a saw-mill there within seven years. — 1652, Oct. 23d. He is on a committed to visit Piscataqua and settle government there. — 1653, May 18th. He, with others and commissioners of the United Colonies, is to draw up the case between the Dutch and Indians. June 2d. He is of a committee who report, that these commissioners have no power to declare war for either of the colonies without its consent. Such a report was considered by some as equivalent to nullifying the colonial league. It opened a long dispute between Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Haven, in which much wire-drawn argument was used and much excitement produced. The first was loth to have war with the Dutch, on account of their trade, while the two others were ready for immediate hostilities with them. — 1654, June 9th. Mr. Symonds was appointed, with others, to write an address to Cromwell. — 1658, Oct. 20th. He is one of the commissioners, who are to visit the country eastward, and receive the submission of the people at Black Point, and Blue Point, Spurwink, Casco Bay, and the Islands thereto belonging. This submission to the authority of Massachusetts took place July 13th. — 1662, May 7th. The General Court grant him five hundred acres of land north of the Merrimack. — 1665, May 3d. He is on a committee to answer Secretary Morrice’s letter, and to consider what further is needful to be done about what has passed between the King’s Commissioners and the General Court. — 1667, Oct. 9th. He is on a committee to revise and bring in certain laws which had been offensive to the King. Among them was one, which abolished the observance of Christmas, as a relic of Episcopacy. — 1672, May 15th. Mr. Symonds is designated to hold a court in Yorkshire. He frequently performed such duty as this out of the jurisdiction of Ipswich Court. —
611675, June 8th. He is on a committee of the General Court to settle a difficulty between the Rev. Messrs. Higginson and Nicholet of Salem, who spent three days there on this business. Oct. 23d. Two men are appointed to guard his house here

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during this war, because it is so remote from neighbours and he is so much on the country’s service. Dec. His mills are burnt by the enemy at "Lamperee River." Thus called to experience various events, he closed his active career. The Legislature, as a mark of respect for him, voted £20 towards his funeral charges. — His first wife was daughter of Governor Winthrop, who mentioned her as living, Sept. 30th, 1648. For his second wife he married Rebecca, widow of Daniel Eppes. She survived him, and d. July 21st, 1695, Æ. 78. Mr. Symonds left children, — Harlakendine; Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Eppes; Martha, wife of John Dennison and afterwards of Richard Martyn of Portsmouth; Ruth, wife of the Rev. John Emerson of Gloucester; Priscilla, wife of Thomas Baker of Topsfield; Mary, wife of Peter Duncan of Gloucester; Rebeckah, wife of Henry Bylie of Salisbury, England, then of John Hall of England, then of the Rev. Wm. Worcester of Salisbury, Mass.; and William; and a brother, Richard Fitts Symonds. He had other daughters, Dorothy, married to Joseph Jacobs, and Susanna. His estate was £2534 9s. His farm at Argilla has been long noted. Who, that reviews the different and multiplied duties of Mr. Symonds, and the devoted and patriotic spirit, with which he discharged them, can truly deny that he merited the full, repeated, important, and long confidence placed in him by the public authorities? Nor was he less honored in the more private walks of life. Whatever he undertook, whether business of town, county, colony, or country, he did not leave it, till he had expended upon it all the time, attention, and exertion which he ought. His politics, principles, and practices, were not swayed by corrupt ambition, but were deeply seasoned by the salt of piety, which induced him to seek first for the approbation of God, and then, as a consequence, to act for the best good of those, whose interests were committed to his care. The circle of his benevolence, his motives, and conduct, was not merely confined to the civilized, but also extended to the heathen, to whom he was an instrument of sending the Gospel more fully than it had been. His was a mind which looked at earthly concerns in the light of Revelation. His was a soul affected and moved more by eternal realities than by things temporal. His was a life which took hold on judgment, and secured the blessedness of justification through the Redeemer.
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monds, d., and was buried the 27th. He became freeman 1670, and was Representative from Wells, Maine, to the General Court 1676. He m. Mary, daughter of Mr. Jonathan Wade, and left children.
1679, June 24th. Phillip Fowler, sen., clothmaker, d., Æ. 88.
1680, June 14th. Nathaniel Rogers having made his verbal will, when going in a troop against the Indians 1676, it is now settled. He gave property to John, the eldest son of his borther, Mr. John Rogers.
1681, July 23d. Sarah, wife of Deacon Joseph Goodhue, and youngest daughter of Elder John Whipple, d. suddenly. She left ten children. On the 14th preceding her decease, she wrote her farewell, "full of spiritual exercises, sage counsels, pious instructions, and serious exhortations, directed to her husband and children with other near relatives and friends." This was printed at Cambridge 1681, and reprinted 1770.
1681, May 3d. Mr Richard Hubbard of the Hamlet d. His wife Sarah survived him. She is supposed to have been a daughter of Governor Bradstreet, and, for her second husband, m. Samuel Ward, of Marblehead, before July 24th, 1684, who lost his life in Canada expedition as Major, 1690. Mr. Hubbard left children; Sarah, m. to the Rev. John Cotton of Yarmouth, Richard, Nathaniel, John, and Simon. His estate was £1457 5s. He was son of Mr. Wm. Hubbard, and brother of the Rev. Wm. Hubbard. He graduated at Harvard College 1653, held principal offices in the town, and was Deputy to the General Court 1660.
1682, Sept. 20th. Daniel, son of William Dennison of Roxbury, d. of strangury, Æ. 70, and was buried on the 22d. He was of Cambridge 1633, freeman 1634, had land assigned him at Ipswich 1635. He m. Patience, daughter of Governor Thomas Dudley, had lost a son, John, and left a daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Rogers, President of Harvard College. To this daughter he bequeathed five hundred acres of land. He sustained several offices in the town and was feoffee of the Grammar School. He was Representative to the General Court from 1635 to 1640, 1644, 1648, 1649, 1651, 1652, and Secretary of the Colony 1653, in the absence of Edward Rawson. He was speaker of the House 1649 and 1652, — long a Justice of the Quarterly Court, — Assistant from 1654 to 1682, — Reserve Commissioner of the United Colo-

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nies 1658, and Commissioner of the same 1654, 1655, 1656, 1657, 1659, 1660, 1661, 1662. He was of the Artillery Company, and chosen by the Legislature Major-General of the Colony 1653, 1656, 1659, 1660, 1662, 1674, 1675, 1676, 1678, 1679, 1680. He also held this office 1652, in the absence of General Robert Sedgwick. We give the subsequent particulars of General Dennison’s life. — * 1634, April 1st. The Legislature grant him two hundred acres of land above the Falls, on the eastern side of Charles River. — 1643, May 10th. He is on a committee to put the country in a posture of defence. — 1646, May. He is of commissioners to treat with D’Aulnay at Penobscot. — 1653, May 18th. He is connected with Deputy-Governor Symonds at this date, and, June 2d, in proceedings relative to war with the Dutch and to the rights of the colony. — 1654, May 3d. He is of a committee to prepare all former laws, both printed and written, with an index, so that they may be printed in one book. June 9th. He is appointed with others to write to Oliver Cromwell. — 1655, Nov. 13th. He is on a committee of trade for Essex county. He is among the commissioners of the United Colonies, who thus address the Government of Rhode Island: "We suppose you have understood, that the last year a company of Quakers arrived at Boston, upon no other account than to dispense their pernicious opinions;" and they desire them not to encourage the Quakers as they had begun. — 1657, Sept. He receives instructions from the commissioners of the United Colonies, to go with two others and require Ninigrett, the Niantick Sachem, to forbear hostility against the people of Uncas. — 1658, Oct. 19th. He had revised and corrected the colony laws, which are to be immediately printed. He is granted one quarter of Block Island, "for his great pains in transcribing the laws." — 1662, July 2d. He had six hundred acres, which were assigned to him, Oct. 1660, beyond Merrimack, laid out, beginning "at the upper end of an Island over against Old Will’s wigwam." — 1664, May 18th. He is one of the commissioners on a difficulty between Rhode Island and Massachusetts about Southertown. — 1666, Sept. 19th. As the Legislature did not answer the King according to the petition of Ipswich and other towns, he enters his dissent, because, as he

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thought, their reply did not give due satisfaction to His Majesty nor tend to the preservation of peace and liberty in the colony. — 1671, May 31st. He is appointed to keep a Court at Hampton and Salisbury. He was called several times to perform service like this out of Ipswich Court Jurisdiction. 1672, Aug. 19th. He had made preparation, as General, to resist the Indians, who had crossed the Merrimack. — 1675, Oct. The Assistants write to him, encouraging his efforts to raise forces for attacking the Indians in their quarters. He is instructed to secure suspected Indians at Wamesick and about Chelmsford. — 1676, Feb. He is required to repair to Marlborough and order the troops thither. May 3d. He is to superintend, the last of this month, the forces there. Aug. 6th. He writes to the Assistants, that great alarm prevailed in this part of Essex, because the enemy had passed the Merrimack. Sept. 26th. Richard Martyn of Portsmouth informs him that the Indians were destroying property and lives at Casco Bay, that a few of the enemy were killed and taken, that the English were much in want of bread, and that more soldiers were greatly needed at Wells and York. Oct. 11th. General Dennison is ordered to Portsmouth to take command of the eastern expedition. — 1677, March 29th. He is one of the colony licensers, who give Wm. Hubbard leave to publish his "Present State of New England." May 23d. He is one of three to grant permits for Indians to carry guns. — He left a book at his decease, called "Irenicon, or Salve for New England’s Sore," printed in 1684. In this work he considered, "1. What are our present maladies? 2. What might be the occasion thereof; 3. The danger; 4. The blamable cause; 5. The cure." General Dennison possessed a mind which was well balanced, with a clear and strong understanding, and with extensive information on various subjects of a public as well as of a private nature. He was a man, in whom his country could always confide in seasons of peril, and to whom they long committed a large share of their most important trusts. The greater his responsibility, the more he proved himself faithful. Whatever he did, whether for society, the state, or the church, whether in council or in the field, he did well. His more than common natural and acquired abilities, were controlled and rendered eminently useful by the influence of religion, which prompts to the doing of good, for its own reward, even the consciousness of Divine approbation. He was unswayed by the

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false, pernicious, and perilous notion, which too extensively abounds in our day, that men of public trusts have no need of piety to keep them within the bounds of their duty. The Rev. Wm. Hubbard preached a sermon at General Dennison’s interment, which was printed with his "Irenicon"; and in which it is justly remarked, "The greater is our sorrow, who are now met together to solemnize the funeral of a person of so great worth, enriched with so many excellencies, which made him live neither undesired nor unlamented, nor go to the grave unobserved."
1683, Aug. 10th. John, son of Matthew Whipple, d. at the Hamlet. He m. Elizabeth Woodman, May 5th, 1659, who survived him. He left children, Susan Lane, Sarah, John, Matthew, and Joseph. His estate was £3,000. He held principal offices of the town, was feoffee of the Grammar School, and Representative to the General Court in 1674, 1679, 1682, 1683. — 1676, Feb. 21st. He is appointed by the Legislature, as Captain of a troop, to march for Marlborough against the enemy. — 1677, July 8th. He had been lately with a troop to fight Indians at Salisbury. — 1683, April 10th. He was County Treasurer. His fair and expanding prospect of usefulness and honor could not delay his exit.
1683, Aug. 21st. Robert Lord d. in his eightieth year. He appears to have been son of Widow Catharine Lord, who was of Ipswich 1637. He became freeman in 1636, was Deputy to the General Court in 1638. He was appointed searcher of coin for this town in 1654. He was long Town Clerk, and also Clerk of the Court till his decease. The latter office included the duties now performed by the Clerk of Probate and Register of Deeds. He m. Mary Wait in 1630, who survived him. He left children, Robert, Sarah Wilson, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Samuel, (these two last living at Charlestown,) Abigail Foster, Susannah Osgood, Hannah Grow, and children of his daughter Chandler. His estate was £645. Mr. Lord was a useful, upright, and worthy man.
1683, Nov. 27th. Thomas Andrews, teacher of the Grammar School, d. l. He was a bachelor; left half of his property to two children of his only brother, John Andrews, and the other half to his two sisters, one of whom was a Hovey and had a son Daniel.
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wife; and his third wife, Susannah, d. Nov. 29th, 1678. He left brothers, Nathaniel and Thomas; and children, Jonathan, Nathaniel, to both of whom he had given a farm at Mystick, where they lived; Thomas, to whom he willed lands and mills in Ipswich; Prudence, wife of Anthony Crosby; wife of Samuel Rogers; Susannah, wife of Wm. Symonds; Elizabeth, wife of Elihu Wardwell. In January, 1630, he put £50 into the colony stock, and afterwards £10, for which he petitioned the General Court in 1682, that his proportion of land might be allowed. He was accordingly granted 800 acres. His estate was £7,859 5s. 3d. He sustained the chief offices of the town, and was Representative to the Legislature in 1681, 1682. He was an enterprising promoter of mechanical employments in the town. He took an early and deep interest in the colony, and sought to advance its welfare both in word and deed. While sharing largely in the blessings of Providence, he was careful to make them a benefit to others.
1684. Robert Paine d. about this year; b. 1601, and was of Ipswich 1640. His wife Dorcas d. Feb. 23d, 1681. He had two sons, John and Robert. He sustained the principal trusts of the town, was feoffee of the Grammar School, to the funds of which he contributed more than any other individual ever has; was Deputy to the General Court in 1647, 1648, 1649. He was on the committee of trade for Essex in 1655; was appointed County Treasurer in 1665, and resigned this office in 1683. He was a Ruling Elder in the First church. His profession and office were adorned by a life of active, exemplary usefulness. Johnson said of him, that he was "a right godly man, and one whose estate hath holpen on well with the work of this little commonwealth."
1691, March 3d. John Giddinge of Chebacco d. l. He was Deputy to the General Court in 1653, 1654, 1655. He left a widow, Sarah.
1692, May 19th. Francis Wainwright d. suddenly while on business at Salem. He formerly lived with Alexander Knight, innkeeper at Chelmsford, England, and with him came to Ipswich. He was a soldier in the Pequod expedition in 1637, and for his brave exploits there was greatly applauded. By his diligence and sagacity in business, he became a wealthy, useful, and respectable merchant. His wife, Phillis, d. Oct. 9th, 1669. He appears to have left a wife, Hannah, who m. Daniel Epes of Salem. Mr. Benjamin Wain-

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wright, buried Sept. 25th, 1686, was, very probably, his son. He left children, John, Simon (killed by the Indians at Haverhill), and Francis. His descendants have long been among the most noted families of our country.
1692, Aug. 16th. Samuel, son of Samuel Appleton, d. He was b. at Waldingfield in 1625, and probably came to Ipswich when his father did. He m. Hannah, daughter of William Paine, and for his second wife, Mary, daughter of John Oliver of Newbury, Dec. 2d, 1656, she being b. June 7th, 1640, and d. June 9th, 1712. he left children, Samuel, John, Judith Wolcott, Joanna Whipple, and Oliver. He had lost a daughter Downs, whose only child was Isaac. He held several offices in the town, was Representative to the General Court in 1669, 1671, 1673, 1675, 1676, 1677, 1679, 1680. He was of the Governor’s Council in 1681, 1682, 1683, 1684, 1685, 1686, 1689, 1690, 1691, 1692; Justice of the Quarterly and General Sessions Courts, and of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, April 11th, 1692, for the trial of persons charged with witchcraft. He was concerned in the iron-works at Lynn in 1645, though Ipswich became his permanent residence. — 1675, Oct. 23d. The Assistants write him to keep five hundred men for the defence of the frontier towns at the west against the Indians. In this quarter he was several times successful in repelling the enemy and preventing several places from being consumed. When Hatfield was attacked, Oct. 19th, a bullet passed through his hair, and a serjeant was mortally wounded by his side. Dec. 9th. He served as Major in an expedition against the Narragansetts, and had the command of five hundred men in the great battle. His skill, and bravery, and exertions did much towards securing victory. While in this campaign, he had his tent burnt, and his men lost their clothes and arms. — His diversified and complicated duties, as a warrior, legislator, and judge, he ably and faithfully discharged.
1693, Jan. 8th. Captain Daniel Eppes d. Æ. about 68. His wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Deputy-Governor Symonds, d. May 7th, 1685, Æ. 61. He left children, of whom were Symonds and Daniel, the latter of whom removed to Salem. He frequently held offices in the town, was representative to the Legislature in 1684, 1686, 1689, and Justice of the General Sessions Court. — 1689, July 3d. He was on a committee of the House to raise men in the Upper Essex Regiment.

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— 1690, Nov. 4th. he was designated with others to revise the laws about public charges.
1693, Dec. Robert, son of Elder Robert Paine, d. Æ. 59. He m. Elizabeth Reiner, July 11th, 1666. He had a son John, b. Oct. 24th, 1684, and left a daughter Elizabeth, who m. Daniel Smith, and d. 1717. He graduated at Harvard College in 1656, and was a preacher.
1694, June. Thomas Burnam d. Æ. 71; left a wife, Mary, and children, Thomas, John, James, Mary, Johannah, Abigail, Ruth, Sarah, and Hester. He was of Ipswich in 1647, Selectman, and on town committees; freeman in 1671, Deputy to the General Court in 1683, 1684, 1685.
1694, Nov. 5th. John Burnam d. He was Deacon of Chebacco church, and left a son John.
1695, Nov. 22d. John Whipple, sen., of the Hamlet, d. He was son of Matthew, baptized in Essex, England, Sept. 6th, 1632. He was Lieutenant of a troop, held town offices, was Deputy to the General Court in 1674, 1679, 1682, 1683. He m. a daughter (Mary) of Humphrey Reyner of Rowley. She survived him. He left children, John, Matthew, Joseph, Cyprian, Mary, Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Hannah. Estate £1639 16s.
1696, Jan. 2d. Moses Pengry d. Æ. 86. His wife, Lydia, d. Jan. 16th, 1676. He was of Ipswich in 1642, set up salt-works here in 1652, was Selectman and often on town business, was Deputy to the General Court in 1665, and was Deacon of the First Church. He lived long and usefully on earth, as one preparing for a heritage in heaven.
1696, Oct. 4th. Thomas, son of Jonathan Wade, d. Æ. 46. He m. Elizabeth Cogswell, Feb. 22d, 1679, who d. Dec. 28th, 1726. He had children, Jonathan, Thomas, John, William, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Edward, Samuel, and Susannah. He was often engaged in town business, was long Town Clerk, and Justice of the General Sessions Court. — 1691. He was Captain of a troop. — 1692, May 4th. He is appointed by the General Court on a committee to consider the petition of West Newbury, for settling a minister. — 1696, April 5th. As Colonel of Middle Essex Regiment, he receives orders from Lieutenant-Governor Stoughton, to call out his men against French and Indians, as occasion may require, and to order military watches, wards, and scouts, as be needful. — When he fell, death had "a shining mark."

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1696, Nov. 11th. Robert, son of Robert Lord, d. He m. Hannah Day, who survived him. He had sons, Robert, John, Thomas, James, Joseph, who removed to Cohanzey, N.J., and Nathaniel, who removed to the Isle of Shoals. He was Selectman, and often chosen for town affairs, and was Marshal of the Court ten years.
1697, Sept. 2d. Joseph, son of Deacon Wm. Goodhue, d. Æ. 56. He became freeman in 1674, was frequently Selectman, and was Deacon of the First Church. He m. Sarah Whipple, July 3d, 1661, whose dying advice was published, as previously related. He m. widow Rachel Todd, Oct. 15th, 1685, and left a wife, Mary, and children, William, Mary Norton, Margery Knowlton, Sarah Kimball, Susannah Kimball, Joseph, and Anna Todd, daughter-in-law.
1699, Oct. 27th. Simon Stacey d. He was Selectman, often entrusted with town affairs, Captain of a company, and Representative to the General Court in 1685, 1686, 1689. He left a wife, Sarah, who d. Nov. 29th, 1711. Estate £660 8s. 1d.
1700. William Goodhue d. l. Æ. 85. He became freeman in 1636, sustained the chief trusts of the town, was Representative to the Legislature in 1666, 1667, 1673, 1676, 1677, 1680, 1681, 1683. He was imprisoned and fined under the administration of Andros, for resisting illegal taxation. His first wife was Margery Watson, by whom he had children, Joseph, William, and Mary. He m. Mary Webb, Sept. 7th, 1664. He lived long, but his life was filled with usefulness, and gave honor to his name.
1700, March 27th. John, son of Samuel Appleton, d. l.; b. at Little Waldingham in 1622. He m., in 1651, Priscilla, daughter of the Rev. Jesse Glover, who d. on his passage from England to this country in 1639. She survived him with her children, John, Samuel, Jesse; Elizabeth, wife of Richard Dummer, of Newbury; Priscilla, wife of the Rev. Joseph Capen, of Topsfield; Sarah Rogers, and Mary Thomas. He was Representative to the General Court in 1656, 1657, 1658, 1659, 1660, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665, 1666, 1667, 1669, 1670, 1671, 1674, 1678; was Clerk of the Courts, and County Treasurer. As Captain of a troop, he went to pursue Indians near Salisbury in 1677. For opposing the Province Treasurer’s illegal order to assess taxes here, he was imprisoned, fined, and disfranchised. He left a large estate, and, what is far better, an estimable character.

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1700, Dec. William, son of John Cogswell, d. Æ. 81, and was buried the 17th. He left a daughter Elizabeth, widow of Col. T. Wade, and had three other daughters m. to Thomas Burnam, Benjamin White, and Wm. Noyes. His wife was living in 1693, when a committee, for assigning places in the meeting-house, appointed her to sit with the minister’s wife. Mr. Cogswell was active, against much and protracted opposition, in getting a church and society formed in Chebacco, where he lived; was often Selectman of this parish, and one of its most intelligent, useful, and respectable inhabitants.
1703. Samuel, son of Nathaniel Bishop, d. l.; b. March 7th, 1647. He graduated at Harvard College, 1665. he left a widow, Esther, who m. a Burnam in 1704.
1707, Sept. 15th. Rev. Francis, son of Captain Wm. Goodhue, d. at Rehoboth of a fever, on his way to Ipswich from Jamaica, L.I., where he was a minister. He was b. Oct. 4th, 1678, and graduated at Harvard College 1699. Though commissioned to preach eternal life, he was soon and suddenly called to experience his own mortality.
1707, Dec. 31st. Dr. Joseph Calef d. He left a wife, and children, Robert, Joseph, Samuel, Ebenezer, Peter, and Mary.
1708, July 30th. John, son of Francis Wainwright, d. in his sixtieth year. He m. Elizabeth Norton, March 10th, 1675, who survived him. He left children, Elizabeth, wife of Addington Davenport; Ann, wife of Adam Winthrop; both of Boston; Lucy Dudley, Francis, John, and Samuel. To the male heirs of his sons he entailed his real estate, and gave his eldest son, Francis, a double portion as was then usual. He had given £3000 to his three daughters. His estate was £19,549 6s. He sustained various trusts in the town; was Representative to the General Court 1696 and 1698; was Colonel of a Regiment, and Justice of the Sessions Court. — 641707, March 13th. He sails from Boston on an expedition against Nova Scotia. — As a merchant he was greatly prospered. In peace he benefited his town and country by his counsel and trade; in war, he defended their rights by his wealth and bravery.
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Rowley, d. l. He was an inhabitant of Ipswich; became freeman, 1669, and was chosen Deacon of Topsfield Church, May 24th, 1686.
1710, July 9th. Jacob Foster d. He left a wife, Abigail, and children, Sarah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, and James. He was Deacon of the First Church.
1711, Feb. 1st. Nicholas Wallis d. in his seventy-eighth year; was Representative to the General Court 1691.
1711, Aug. 3d. Francis, son of Francis Wainwright, d. He was b. Aug. 25th, 1664; graduated at Harvard College, 1686; m. Sarah Whipple, March 12th, 1686, who d. March 16th, 1709, Æ. 38. Before his decease he covenanted to marry Mrs. Elizabeth Hirst, of Salem, but death prevented their union. He left children, Sarah, wife of Stephen Minot of Boston, Elizabeth, and Lucy. He was engaged in trade and commerce. He bequeathed £5 to the First Church for plate, and £100 to Mrs. Hirst, his betrothed. His estate £1914. He became member of the Artillery Company 1709; was Colonel of a regiment; Town Clerk several years; Representative to the General Court, 1699, 1700; feoffee of the Grammar School; Justice of the General Sessions Court; and Commissioner and Collector of Excise for Essex. — 1700, June 7th. He was on a Committee of the House to report how the Jesuit Missionaries may be prevented from influencing the Indians to hostilities against the English. — While his mind was applying its strength and intelligence to his various duties, while he had the happy consciousness of pursuing the good of others as well as himself, while fast ascending to more than common eminence, he was called to quit his hold upon the attractions of life.
1712, April 12th. Thomas Low, Deacon of Chebacco Church, d. Æ. 80. He left a wife, Martha, and children, Samuel, Jonathan, David, Martha Dodge, Joanna Dodge, Sarah, and Abigail Goodhue.
1712, Oct. 12th. Capt. William, son of Deacon Wm. Goodhue, d. l. He m. Hannah Dane 1666, who survived him. He left children, Hannah Cogswell, Margery Giddinge, Bethiah Marshal, Nathaniel, Joseph, John. He bequeathed the library of his deceased son, Rev. F. Goodhue, to his grandson, Francis Cogswell, who was fitting for College. He was Deacon of Chebacco Church; became freeman 1681; was Selectman, and Representative 1691, 1692, 1698, 1701,

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1704, 1706, 1707, 1708, 1711. He was a man, whose feelings, motives, and actions were prevailingly of the kind, which he would have them to be perfectly hereafter and for ever.
1713, Dec. 23d. Nathaniel Rust, glover, d. l. He had sons-in-law, Daniel Ringe and Thomas Norton. He was Representative 1690, and, the same year, Quarter-master in the expedition to Canada. 20Dec. 10th. As major Samuel Ward and the rest of the officers, belonging to Mr. Rust’s company, are absent, he is to grant certificates to the soldiers of this company.
1714, Aug. 30th. Rev. Samuel Belcher, formerly preached at the Isle of Shoals and then at West Newbury, now resident in Ipswich, his native place, d. Æ. 74. He graduated at Harvard College 1659; left a widow, Mercy, and son Jeremy.
171?. Samuel Ingalls d. l.; — left a wife; and children, Mary Butler, Anna Giddinge, Joseph, Nathaniel, wife of Samuel Chapman. He was Representative 1690.
1717, Feb. 17th. Thomas Hart d. He left sons, John and Nathan; was Representative 1693, 1694.
1717, March 8th. Doct. Philemon Dean d. He m. Mary Thompson Oct. 7th, 1685; m. Ruth Convers Dec. 25th, 1690, who survived him; left a son, Philemon, and daughter-in-law, widow of his son Edward.
1720, Jan. 20th. Nehemiah Jewett d. l., son of Jeremiah, who d. 1714. His wife’s name was Exercise, and was alive 1685. He left children, Nehemiah, Joseph, and Benjamin, and son-in-law, Daniel Dow, and Grandson, Nehemiah Skillion. He sustained various trusts in the town; was Representative 1689, 1690, 1692, 1693, 1694, 1695, 1696, 1697, 1701, 1702, 1703, 1704, 1705, 1706, 1707, 1709, and Speaker of the House 1693, 1694, 1701; was Justice of the Sessions Court. 1711-12, he was on a Committee to compensate individuals, who were damaged by prosecutions for witchcraft, or the heirs of such among these individuals as had died. Mr. Jewett was a highly respected member of the Legislature and esteemed in every walk of his life.
1721, May 2d. Dr. John Bridgham d. in his seventy-sixth year. He graduated at Harvard College 1669. His will mentioned a nephew, Samuel, son of his brother Jonathan deceased, and made his nephew Joseph, son of his brother Joseph, his chief heir. He was a skilful physician.
1722, March 17th. Dea. John Gilbert d. at the Hamlet.
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Hannah, and children, John and Stephen; was Representative 1710.
1722, June 27th. John, son of John Whipple, having gone to bed well, is found dead in the morning; b. March 30th, 1660; his wife Susannah d. Oct. 20th, 1701; left children, only son John; Mary, wife of Benjamin Crocker; Martha, wife of the Rev. Richard Brown of Newbury; Susannah, wife of John Rogers. He was frequently engaged in town business; held the office of Major; was Representative 1695, and Justice of Sessions Court.
1722, Sept. 4th. Francis, son of John and Elizabeth Wainwright, d. "at his sister’s, Mrs. Ann Winthrop’s of Boston, after a long languishment." He graduated at Harvard College 1707.
1724, Nov. 25th. John, son of the Rev. John Dennison, d. After his mother m. the Rev. Rowland Cotton, and moved to Sandwich, he lived and fitted for College at Ipswich. He graduated at Harvard College 1710, studied divinity and preached a year or two; but, his health failing him, he settled here as a Lawyer. He m. Mary, daughter of John Leverett, President of Harvard College. She and one son and one daughter survived him. John Dennison was Lieutenant-Colonel of a regiment, Representative 1716, 1717, 1718, and a High Sheriff of Essex County.
1725, Oct. 30th. Samuel, son of Samuel Appleton, d. Æ. 71. He m. Elizabeth Whittingham of Boston, who outlived him and m. the Rev. Edward Payson of Rowley. He left children, Samuel, his chief heir, Hannah Clark, Martha Wise, Whittingham, and Elizabeth, the two last being minors. His son was probably the one, of whom was the following notice: "London, Dec. 21st, 1728. On Sunday morning, died, after eight days’ illness of small-pox, Mr. Samuel Appleton, an eminent New England merchant, of ample fortune and great merit, and in the prime of life." The widow of this son, who resided in Boston, was Anna, who m. the Rev. Joshua Gee, April, 1734. We have been thus particular because the Samuel of Boston has been confounded with his father of Ipswich. The latter person was Justice of the Sessions Court; Commander of a Regiment, and, as such, was in the expedition against Canada 1690; Representative 1699, 1710, 1711, 1712; and of the Governor’s Council 1713, 1714. He lived respected, and died lamented.
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in 1700, 1702, 1703, 1705, 1708, 1709, 1714, 1715, 1720. Though honored by men, he did not forget to honor his God.
1728, Nov. 12th. Dr. Samuel Wallis d. l. He m. Sarah Watson, Dec. 30th, 1690, who, with her children, Sarah, Abigail, Elizabeth, and Anna, survived him. Estate £1200.
1730, May 25th. John Staniford, Æ. 82. He was Deacon of the First church. He left children, John, Thomas, William, Samuel, Jeremiah, Tryphene Lord, and had lost a daughter Margaret.
1732. Henry, son of the Rev. John Wise, d. l. He graduated at Harvard College in 1717, was a merchant and resided for a time in Boston and removed thence to this town.
1732, Oct. 9th. Deacon Seth Story, of Chebacco, d. Æ. 86.
1733, July 9th. Deacon John, son of John Choate, of Chebacco, d. Æ. 73. He m. widow Sarah Perkins, July 20th, 1723, and widow Prudence Marshall, March 12th, 1729, who d. 1732.
1734, Aug. 1st. John Baker, Esq., d. He was b. Jan. 16th, 1690; m. Mary Perley, who survived him; and his children were John, Mary, Samuel, Thomas d. an infant, and Thomas. His estate £3900.
1735, Jun. Robert Lord d. He was b. Dec. 26th, 1657; m. Abigail Ayres, June 7th, 1683; left children Hannah, Ruth, Abigail, Mary, Susannah, Martha, and Samuel. He was Deacon of the First Church, and "was very exemplary in his life."
1736. Deacon Jonathan Fellows, of the First Church, d. He m. Mrs. Deborah Tilton of Hampton, N.H., May 19th, 1733.
1737. Deacon Thomas Norton, of the First Church, d. He held various trusts in the town, and was highly respected.
1739, Jan. 28th. Matthew Whipple, of the Hamlet, d. in his eightieth year. He m. Martha, daughter of John, and granddaughter of General Dennison. She d. Sept. 12th, 1728, in her sixtieth year. Mr. Whipple left children, Matthew, Appleton, John, William, who was of Kittery in 1730 where his son William was born, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Brigadier-General at the capture of Burgoyne; — Joseph, settled in the ministry at Hampton Falls, and Martha Hartshorne. He had a malt-house and oat-mill, in which he carried on much business. To his mulatto servant he gave

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freedom. He bequeathed his house and lands to Matthew and John. Estate £3500. He held several offices in the town, was Justice of the Sessions Court, Representative in 1718, 1719, 1729. He was an energetic, useful, and respected townsman.
1739, March 24th. Captain Daniel Ringe d. He graduated at Harvard College in 1709; had a farm at the Hamlet; was Representative in 1712. He left a wife, Hannah. His estate £2462 9s. 9d. the expenses of his funeral were very large.
1739, April 9th. Dr. Hugh Egan d. l. In the account of his estate, Elizabeth Egan is mentioned, probably his widow.
1739, Sept. 1st. John, son of John and Elizabeth Wainwright, merchant, d. He was b. June 19th, 1691, graduated at Harvard College in 1709 or 1711; m. Christian Newton of Boston, Feb. 11th, 1723. She, and of his children, John and Francis, survived him. He was long an excellent Clerk, and held other trusts of the town; became member of the Artillery Company in 1714; was Colonel of a regiment; Representative in 1720, 1721, 1722, 1723, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1728, 1729, 1730, 1732, 1734, 1735, 1737, 1738; was Clerk of the House in 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1728, 1734, 1735, 1736; was Justice of the General Sessions Court. — 1723, Sept. 7th. He was on Committee of the House to consider the number of forces necessary for defending the inhabitants and garrisons of the county of York. — 1724, June 19th. He is designated with others to lay out land for one hundred and one persons at Penny Cook. — 1725, Dec. 3d. He had been recently on a voyage with John Stoddard of Northampton, to St. George’s River, to treat with the Indians. — 1726, Jan. 15th. He is among forty-eight against thirty-five of the House, for receiving the Explanatory Charter. Oct. 27th. He writes to the Lieutenant-Governor, that Philip Durill, of Kennebunk, had his family killed or carried off, and his house robbed and burnt, by the Indians, as was suspected. — 1735, Jan. He was on a committee to receive claims from officers and soldiers who had been in the fight above Deerfield, (called the Falls Fight,) or their heirs, to a township of land to the northward of Deerfield. While honors were fast clustering upon him, and many friends delighted to mark his course, death took him from the sphere of his extensive usefulness and removed his active spirit to eternal scenes.

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1739, Sept. 11th. John Appleton d. in his eighty-seventh year. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Rogers, President of Harvard College, Nov. 23d, 1681. She survived him. His children were, Elizabeth, wife of the Rev. Jabez Fitch; Margaret, wife of President Holyoke; Priscilla, the first wife of the Rev. Robert Ward of Wenham, she having died July 22d, 1724, Æ. 28; Nathaniel, minister of Cambridge, and Daniel, his principal heir. He was often chosen to discharge town offices; was Representative in 1697; of the Governor’s Council from 1698 to 1723, Mr. Appleton was not of the Council during 1704-1706; was Colonel of a regiment; Justice of the General Sessions and Common Pleas Courts, and Judge of Probate twenty years. — 1700, June 7th. He was on a committee to report measures for breaking up the intrigues of Jesuit Missionaries among the Indians. — 1707, March 13th. He sailed from Boston on an expedition against Nova Scotia. The sermon preached on his death, by his brother, John Rogers, had for its subject, "The perfect and upright man characterized." Nathaniel Rogers also preached on the same occasion. both sermons represent Mr. Appleton as having eminently exhibited, for a long period, the beneficent principles of the Gospel. This is a character which will ever live in the estimation of the estimable, which will ever cleave to its possessors, and ever be to them a revenue of glory and blessedness in "heavenly places."
1741, Aug. 30th. Symonds Eppes d. at the Hamlet in his seventy-ninth year. He m. Mary Whipple in 1715, much younger than himself, who became the third wife of President Holyoke, and d. at Cambridge, March, 1790, in her ninety-second year. He left two children, minors, Samuel and Elizabeth. He gave a large silver can to the Hamlet Church. He held principal offices in town, was Colonel of a regiment; Justice of the General Sessions Court, and of the Governor’s Council from 1724 to 1734 inclusive. — 1697, Feb. 5th. He receives a letter from Lieutenant-Governor Stoughton to have his troops in readiness for the enemy. — 1730, Sept. 22d. He is notified to attend with the Council of the Governor at Cambridge, on "matters of great importance." this very probably related to Governor Belcher’s charges against the House, to be laid before Parliament, because they refused to obey the King’s instructions. Mr. Eppes lived so as to deserve and receive the commendation of the worthy, who knew him.
1742, Jan. Richard, son of the Rev. John Rogers, d. l.

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He was b. Dec. 2d, 1702; graduated at Harvard College in 1725; became a merchant; was representative in 1730, 1740, 1741, and a Justice. He left a wife, Mary, and estate £1151 4s. 10d. L. M. He was cut off when his worldly prospect was increasingly promising.
1745, April Captain Thomas Choate, of Chebacco, d. l. He left a second wife, Hannah, and children, Anna Burnam, Thomas, Rachel, Martin, Mary Rust, John, Mary (?) Dodge, Abigail Boardman, Francis, Ebenezer, Sarah, wife of the Rev. Ames Cheever of Manchester; and his last wife’s daughter, Mrs. Mary White. He was Representative in 1723, 1724, 1725, 1727.
1746. Deacon John Burnam, of Chebacco, d.
1749, Aug. 14th. Major Ammi Ruhami, son of the Rev. John Wise, d. He m. Mrs. Mary Ringe in 1713, who outlived him. He was a noted merchant, Justice of the Sessions Court, and Representative in 1739, 1740. — 1740, June 19th. He voted in favor of John Colman of Boston and Company’s issuing bills of credit, which was strenuously opposed by the Governor, as injurious to the public good. — 1741, Jan. 2d. He is one of two officers, who desire compensation of the Province, for extra expense in raising volunteer companies for the expedition to the Spanish West Indies.
1750. Deacon John Andrews, of Chebacco, d. with a cancer.
1750, April 20th. George Hibbert d., Ruling Elder of the Line-Brook Church.
1753, Dec. 10th. Andrew Burley d., leaving a son, Andrew. He was Justice of the Sessions Court, and Representative in 1741, 1742. Estate £2599 14s. 11d.
1756, Aug. 10th. Dr. Thomas Berry d., and was buried the 12th. He was b. in Boston, graduated at Harvard College in 1712; received his medical education under Dr. Thomas Greaves of Charlestown. He removed to Ipswich Dec. 28th, 1686, when he m. Mrs. Martha Rogers. For his second wife he m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Turner of Salem, Feb. 17th, 1727; she and two of his children, John and Elizabeth, survived him. He gave £50 O. T. to the South Church for plate. He sustained various trusts in the town, was feoffee of the Grammar School, Colonel of a regiment, Representative in 1727, 1728, 1730, Justice of the Sessions and Common Pleas

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Courts, Judge of Probate, and of the Governor’s Council from 1735 to 1751 inclusive. He was an eminent physician and had extensive practice in the county of Essex. His offices were many, and he attended to them with faithfulness and ability.
1759, Dec. 18th. Deacon John Abbot d. His wife, Susannah, d. on the 14th.
1760, July. Major Samuel, son of Symonds Eppes, d. at Cambridge, after a lingering consumption, in his twenty-seventh year. He graduated at Harvard College in 1751, was Representative in 1759. He left £20 to the South Church for plate.
1762, April 18th. John Annable, of the Hamlet, d.; was b. Feb. 19th, 1722. He graduated at Harvard College in 1744, taught a school, and fitted for the ministry.
1762, Aug. 17th. Colonel Daniel, son of John and Elizabeth Appleton, d. l. He m. Mrs. Elizabeth Berry of Cambridge in 1715, who outlived him. He was long Register of Probate, Justice of the Sessions Court, and Representative in 1743, 1744, 1745, 1746, 1749.
1763, Feb. 5th. Samuel Williams, Deacon of the First Church, d. Æ. 63.
1764, Feb. 17th. Matthew, son of Major Matthew Whipple, d. He m. Martha Thing, July 11th, 1697, who d. Aug. 7th, 1774, Æ. 84. He was Deacon of the Hamlet Church.
1766, March 10th. John, son of Thomas Choate, d. and left a wife, Miriam; he lost all his children while young, with the throat distemper. He was Colonel of a regiment, Representative in 1731, 1732, 1733, 1734, 1735, 1741, 1742, 1743, 1744, 1745, 1746, 1747, 1748, 1749, 1754, 1757, 1760; of the Governor’s Council from 1761 to 1765 inclusive; Justice of the Sessions and Common Pleas Courts, and Judge of the Probate Court. Out of respect for him, as well as for his long activity in promoting the interests of the town, the inhabitants here called the Bridge, over Ipswich river, after his name. He as an eminent member of the South Church. Though highly promoted by man, yet he forgot not to honor Christ by the profession and practice of his religion.
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