Generation Nº 1

Nathaniel GOODWIN

(See GOODWIN Genealogy, Generation #2)

1. Nathaniel Goodwin, (Daniel2, Daniel1) born October 29, 1689 in Berwick, ME., bpt. January 03, 1719/20, son of Daniel Goodwin and Ann Thompson. He married Mary Tibbetts 1712 in Dover NH.

Children of Nathaniel and Mary (TIBBETTS) GOODWIN:

  i. Amy Goodwin Baptism: January 16, 1723/24, Berwick, ME
  ii. Nathaniel Goodwin,Baptism: January 16, 1723/24, Berwick, ME married Mary White.
  iii. Benjamin Goodwin Baptism: January 16, 1723/24, Berwick, ME
  iv. Mary Goodwin Baptism: January 16, 1723/24, Berwick, ME
  v. Solomon Goodwin, married Abigail Hooper.
2. vi. John Goodwin2, born 1719 in South Berwick ME; married Martha Nason.


(from Record of The Newton Family by E. N. Leonard 1915)

Richard Newton of Sudbury, Mass.

Richard Newton1 came from England about 1638, was probably 36 or 38 years old. He settled in Sudbury together with other families who came about the same time. His death was recorded in Marlborough (almost 100 years old) Aug. 24, 1701. He is thought to be an uncle of Sir Isaac Newton, the great philosopher. Sir Isaac being the son of Richard's younger Brother, Isaac, born 1606. Isaac Senior was the youngest of four brothers and Richard the oldest. Sir Isaac never married, and had no children.

Sudbury was incorporated Sept 4, 1639. The name ordered by the Court, Sudbury, is that of an old English town in Suffolk County near the parish of Bury, St. Edmunds. Richard was one of the proprietors of Sudbury and land was assigned to him in that year.

Richard's house lot was East of, and not far from the Sudbury river, and North of Mill brook. Richard Newton became a Freeman in May of 1645, and took the oath May 26, 1647. (Col. Rec. Vol. II pp 78 &163). Eighteen years later, his name accompanied others on a petition from the town to the general court for another grant of land.

Known as the "Petition for Marlboro", it was signed May 1656 by

*Edmund Rice William Ward John Bentsen
*John Woods John Ruddoche Peter Bent
Thomas Goodenow Thomas King *John Howe
John Maynard *Edward Rice *Edward Rice
  Henry Rice  

These men had become prominent in the affairs of the new town. On May 14, 1656, the petition for more land was granted. On May 31, 1660, by petition of the proprietor, the town was incorporated, and the Court ordered the name of the plantation shall be called Marlboro. The proprietors were to pay for settling the plantation on or before the 10th of Nov. 1661, or lose their interest. They were charged 4 pence an acre for each acre of their house lots, payable to the Minister, and 9 pence an acre for town charges, and later 3 pence per lb. taxed upon cattle for the Minister. On Nov. 26, 1660, 933½ acres were assigned as house lots divided amongst the 38 individuals. Richard Newton had 30½ acres when the town was incorporated.

Marlboro is on a hill the Indians called Whipsuppeniche and was one of the best agricultural towns in the country. The lands of Richard Newton, watered by small streams and brooks, lay in the Southern part. In 1727 this Southern part became Southboro.

He also had 12 acres of Ileand Meadow, 4 acres of Cold Harbor meadow, and 15 rods bordered on Cedar Swamp. In 1663 Richard Newton's share to pay the minister was 12 S. 6 D. and a house was under construction for him. There was some difficulty with Minister Brimstead. He would not stay in Marlboro until Oct. 3. 1666. At that time he received £40 and remained until he died on July 39, 1701. Richard Newton's name appears with others on various town records and other documents. One paper is a bond securing Mr. John Alcocke against loss through change of lands, etc. This would indicate that Newton was a man of some substance, as the bondsmen were considered important individuals.

Marlboro became a base of operations in King Phillip's war. One hundred thirty seven soldiers of the Colony were stationed there. There were 8 garrisons to shelter people if attacked by Indians. On Sunday, March 26, 1676, the Indians did attack, catching them all in Church. They destroyed 13 dwellings, 11 barns, fruit trees and fences, the meeting-house, and the minister's house. The people escaped to the garrisons without injury except Moses Newton, son of Richard, who waited to help an elderly lady and was injured in the elbow.

Richard gave property to each of his children when they married.

(From: History of the Town of Marlboro, Middlesex County, Massachusetts)

3. Richard Newton married Ann LOKER, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Loker of Essex County, England, Bures St. Mary.
Henry Loker was baptized Feb 7, 1576-7 and was a glover.

Children of Richard and Ann (LOKER) NEWTON:

  i. John
4. ii. Moses b Oct. 20, 1645
  iii. Joseph
  iv. Daniel
  v. Mary
  vi. Elizabeth
  vii. Sarah married James TAYLOR (he d. 11 Feb. 1713). Sarah is noted as “Wid. Sarah Taylor” and was assigned to Samuel Rice's Garrison.
  viii. Isaac


(From the book by George R. Presson of San Francisco).
JOHN WINCHESTER, A Settler of New England
and One Line of His Descendents

5. John Winchester, born 1616, died 1694, was one of the 'founders of New England' and the probable ancestor of all the Winchesters in the United States. He embarked for New England from London on board the ship "Elizabeth" with Wm. Stagg, master, on the 6 of April, 1635, and was at that time 19 years of age. From what part of England he came is not known. Other passengers were Clement Bates, Ann Bates, his wife, five children, and their man servant Jarvis Gold. Bates and family came from County Kent. The "Elizabeth" arrived at Boston, and the following year John Winchester settled in Hingham with his fellow voyagers, the Bates family. On July 3, 1636 he was allotted 5 acres of land on the road now known as South St. He joined the First Church of Boston in 1636, and was made a Freeman Mar. 9 1637, and a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. in 1638. He married Hannah Sealis of Scituate, on Oct. 15, 1638. She was the daughter of Deacon Richard Sealis and Mary Ashenden of that town. Deacon Sealis was the son of John Sealis (1553 - 1609) and Mary Stedman (1553 - 1614) both of Biddenden, Kent, England
Mention is made of "meddo" land on the Weymouth river in the Hingham records of June 24, 1647. Soon after 1650, he removed to the Muddy river part of Boston, now Brookline, where he was a surveyor in 1664, 1669, and 1670, Constable in 1672, and 1673 and Tything man in 1680. On June 30, 1674 with his wife, son John and daughter-in-law Joanna, daughter Mary and son-in-law John Drew, he joined the Church at Roxbury. At his death, Apr. 25, 1694, he left his estate inventoried £307, 10s to his sons John and Joshua. His farm comprised all the land on Harvard St., Brookline, to the top of Corey's Hill and west to the Brighton line. The ancient homestead was standing up to about 1830. In the will of John Winchester, made June 17, 1691, he mention wife Hannah, sons John and Joshua, daughter Mary Drew, and granddaughter Mary, child of Jonathan.

From: WINCHESTER NOTES by Mrs. Fanny Winchester Hotchkiss, 1912

Richard SEALIS

(Also written Sellice and Seales.)

Deacon Richard Sealis, or Sellice, was "of Mr. Lothrop's church", who appears in Scituate, Mass:, in 1634. He joined the church in Scituate Dec. 24, 1637, and was elected Deacon.

Richard Sealis was one of the Conihassett partners in 1646. He died in 1656. In his will, dated "17, 7 mo., 1653", Richard Sealis styles himself "planter," names his wife, Eglin, his daughter, Hannah Winchester, and John Winchester, and another daughter, Hester, wife of Samuel Jackson. Witnessed by Charles, Isaac and Ichabod Chauncye. (History of Scituate, Mass., by Samuel Dean; Scituate Church Records; Savage, Vol. IV, p. 44; also Genealogical Register, 1851, p. 335. Abstracts of the earliest wills.) Conihassett Grant, 1646-1647. (Conihassett means a fishing promontory.)

By his first wife, whose name is unknown, born in England: Hannah, who married John Winchester, Oct. 15, 1638 (Scituate Church Records), and Hester, who married Samuel Jackson, November, 1639. Richard married (2), probably in England, Eglin Hanford (maiden name Hatherly), who had twice been a widow. Her first husband was the father of Edward Foster, lawyer; she was the mother of Rev. Thomas Hanford, and the sister of the venerable Timothy Hatherly, who came to Plymouth in 1623, was a magistrate at Falmouth, and the founder of the town of Scituate.

From: HISTORY of SCITUATE, by Samuel Dean, pp. 4-6:

Within the territory, as above bounded, was included a large tract of land, which the Colony Court had granted to four gentlemen, usually called Merchant Adventurers of London. We will now remark, that the Conihassett Grant was purchased by Mr. Hatherly of the other Merchant Adventurers before 1646, and that in this year he divided it into thirty shares (reserving one fourth part of the whole) and sold it for £180 to a certain company, since called the Conihassett partners. Among these partners is the name of Richard Sealis. These partners appointed their clerks, surveyors, committees and agents, and conducted their affairs with all the efficiency of a corporate town. They laid out and maintained their own roads until 1715; they made grants to their minister, etc. Their first clerk was Ricbard Garrett, he being a skillful penman, though not a partner; their second, James Torrey; their third, Stephen Vinall; and their fourth and last, Samuel Jenkins. Their records were kept of all transactions, conveyances, etc., in beautiful order, and fill a large volume. Their last meeting on record was 1767.

Children of John and Hannah (SEALIS) WINCHESTER:

6. i. John Winchester, born in Hingham, Mass., 1642-3; baptized there June 2, 1644. (Hist. of Hingham, Mass., p. 330.) d. 1718 Brookline, m. Joanna Stevens, b. May 28, 1652.
  ii. Mary Winchester, b. 1648, baptized in Hingham, Mass., March 26, 1648. (Hist. of Hingham, Vol. 2, p. B. 30.) Married (1) John Druce; (2) Rosamund or Erozoman Drew, or Drue. Rosamund Drue and "Marie" Druse were married Feb. 18, 1677. (Roxbury Town Records, p. 117.)
  iii. Jonathan Winchester d. 8 Jan. 1679 Roxbury (of smallpox)(Roxbury Land & Church Records, p. 183.) m. Mary ____
  iv. Josiah Winchester, born March 27; baptized May 20, 1655, at Roxbury, Mass. (Roxbury Church Records, by Rev. John Eliot, p. 121.) Married Dec. 10, 1678, Mary, daughter of Peter and Ann Lyon. She was born 1650; died July 27, 1730. He died Feb. 22, 1728.

Thomas GREEN

7. Thomas Green, of Malden, was born in England about 1606. The first record of him in this country is the birth of his youngest daughter in 1653. He had a farm of 60 acres in the northern part of Malden, now Melrose. He was a selectman of Malden in 1658. His first wife, Elizabeth, was probably mother to all his children. She died Aug. 22, 1658. He later married (2) on Sept. 5, 1659 to Frances, widow of Richard COOK.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth GREEN:

  i. Elizabeth Green
8. ii. *Thomas Green, b. 1630 - d. 1671 married Rebecca Hills in 1653
  iii. John Green
  iv. Mary Green
  v. William Green
  vi. Henry Green
9. vii. *Samuel Green, b. 1645 - d. 1724 married Mary Cook in1666
  viii. Hannah Green
  ix. Martha Green
  xi. Doucas Green

(of Saxon origin)

10. John, of Ansley, married Isabella Barbage of Great Packington, Warwickshire, England.

Children of John and Isabella (BARBAGE) FARMER:

  i. John Farmer
  ii. Mary Farmer
11. iii. *Edward Farmer
  iv. Isabella Farmer
  v. Elizabeth Farmer
  vi. Thomas Farmer
  vii. Ann Farmer

(From a clipping)

The arrival of John Winthrop one spring day 315 years ago, brought to an end the temporary administration of Gov. Endicott and ushered in the third, and so far the brightest phase of Salem's Colonial life. For now these pioneers were to have a Charter of their own. No longer were affairs to be administered from the Mother Country 3000 miles away.

How important that event was to them, and to us, may be determined by the fact that upon that small piece of parchment is based the system of free representative government as it exists in the United States today.

Governor Winthrop brought with him supplies desperately needed by the sorely tried settlers. And he brought men of learning, ability, and discretion such as Thomas Dudley, Simon Bradstreet and Sir Richard Saltonstall, all anxious to devote their talents and their lives to shaping the new colony into a model of economic, political and religious freedom.

Gov. John Winthrop (1587-1649) arrived in Salem with Charter, June 12, 1630


The Great Migration to America

Between 1620 and 1640 many people left England for The New World of America. Although economic considerations may have played a part in their decision, it seems that religious belief was the major reason for the exodus. The sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth on September 6th 1620 carrying the Pilgrim Fathers to Massachusetts Bay marked the beginning of this exodus.

Towards the end of the reign of James I, when the Duke of Buckingham governed the country, any religious order outside the Church of England was discriminated against. When James died in 1625, and his son Charles came to the throne, matters did not improve. Charles' wife, the French princess Henrietta Maria was a devout Roman Catholic and held great influence over her husband. As a result the Puritan minority within the Church of England felt threatened, particularly in East Anglia where much of the wealth derived from the cloth trade belonged to these Puritans. Many parishes, Boxted among them, had a Protestant divine as incumbent and the elders of the church, the Maidstones, were avid Puritans. It was inevitable that some of Boxted's inhabitants would take part in the Great Migration.

A few miles across the Suffolk border in the village of Groton lived John Winthrop who had inherited Groton Manor from his father, Adam. John, with a group of like-minded men, looked overseas to America where they had visions of a new colony based on Puritan values. Together they formed the Massachusetts Bay Company with John Winthrop as Governor. Plans were laid for a massive migration to the colony, and the voyages that followed became known as The Great Migration. Eleven ships were prepared for this undertaking, and on April 6 th 1630, five ships set sail from Yarmouth in the Isle of Wight with nearly 400 settlers on board. After a 10 week crossing they made landfall on a wild and desolate coast. The other six ships of the fleet sailed in May and arrived on various dates in July. Altogether the fleet brought about 700 settlers to Massachusetts Bay although it is thought that 200 people died on the crossing.

Sailing on the "Arabella", the flagship of the fleet, were the Rev. George Phillips, Vicar of Boxted, with his wife, Elizabeth and their three children, Samuel, Abigail and Elizabeth.

George Phillips, b. Rainham, St. Martins, Norfolk, England abt. 1593, d. Watertown, MA 1 Jul 1644, m(1) a daughter of Richard Sargent, m(2) Elizabeth ____, prob. the widow of Capt. Robert Weldon, d. 27 Jun 1681

Reverend George Phillips, the first minister of Watertown, Massachusetts, was the son of Christopher Phillips of Rainham, Norfolk. He was born in 1593 probably at Rainham, St. Martins, near Rougham, in the hundred or district of Gallow, county of Norfolk, England. George matriculated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in April 1610 and graduated as B.A. in 1613 and received the degree of M.A. in 1617. "He gave early indications of deep piety, uncommon talents, and love of learning, and at the University distinguished himself by his remarkable progress in learning, especially in theological studies for which he manifested an early partiality" (source of quote not provided). He took orders in the Church of England and served for some years as vicar at Boxtead, Essex though the length of his service is uncertain owing to the loss of the parish registers.

George Phillips was settled for a time in the ministry in the county of Suffolk, but suffering from the storm of persecution which then threatened the non-conformists of England, he determined to leave the mother country and take his lot with the Puritans. John Maidstone, a nephew of John Winthrop's second wife, was among George's parishioners (and later an officer in Cromwell's household) and wrote to Winthrop on 4 Nov 1629 stating that Phillips was resolved to go to Massachusetts and highly recommending him. He embarked for America 12 Apr 1630 in the "Arabella", with his wife and two children, as fellow passengers with Governor Winthrop and Sir Richard Saltonstall, and he arrived at Salem June 12th. Before the final embarkation which had been considerably delayed, Gov. Winthrop says in a letter to his son John Winthrop, "From aboard the Arabella, riding before Yarmouth, April 5, 1630. Yesterday we kept a fast aboard our ship and in the Talbot. Mr. Phillips exercised with us the whole day, and gave very good content to all the company, as he doth in all his exercises, so as we have much cause to bless God for him". George was one of the seven signees of The Humble Request, which is dated April 7, on the eve of sailing, and which was printed that same year. There seems to be some ground for believing that George Phillips drafted this noble statement.

George's wife died soon after arrival in Salem and was buried by the side of Lady Arabella Johnson, both, evidently, being unable to endure the hardship and exposure of an exhausting ocean passage. He soon moved to Watertown, and without delay settled above the church in that place which was called together in July. At the Court of Assistants, 23 Aug 1630, it was "ordered that Mr. Phillips shall have allowed to him 3 hogsheads of meale, 1 hogshead of malte, 4 bushells of Indian corn, 1 bushel of oatmeale, halfe an hundred of salte fish". Another statement from the same source says, "Mr. Phillips hath 30 ac of land graunted him opposite the Charles Ryver on the South side". His first residence was burnt before the close of the year. His later house was "opposite the ancient burial ground, back from the road".

George continued to be the pastor of the Watertown church, greatly respected and beloved, until his death 14 years after his arrival. He died at the age of about fifty-one years, 1st Jul 1644 and was buried the following day. "He was the earliest advocate of the Congregational order and discipline. His views were for a long time regarded as novel, suspicious, and extreme, and he, with his ruling elder, Mr. Richard Brown, stood almost unaided and alone, until the arrival of Mr. John Cotton, in maintaining what was and still is, the Congregationalism of New England. It is not now easy to estimate the extent and importance of the influence of Mr. Phillips in giving form and character to the civil and ecclesiastical institutions of New England" (source of quote not provided). In 1632 George was one of the leaders in the protest made by Watertown against the action of the governor and assistants in arbitrarily levying a tax on the town. The tax was not remitted, but within three months an election of representatives to the General Court was agreed upon, with the understanding that in future no taxes should be levied without the consent of the court. To this Watertown protest, is rightly traced the beginning of representative government in Massachusetts.

Accompanying the Phillips was the Stearn family whose daughter, Hannah, was the domestic servant to the Phillips family. In the Arabella's manifest it shows that the Stearn family came from Stoke-by-Nayland but records the Phillips as coming from Rainham, Norfolk. It was the places of birth that were recorded and not their place of domicile. A number of the emigrants settled in Watertown where George Phillips established a church. Other Boxted families to migrate at this time are thought to be the Pickerings, who settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Bakers who established themselves in Charlestown.

More people left Boxted in 1637 among whom were the Warners, Stones, Lumpkins and Bakers. It was thought they sailed on the Increase but later research has disproved this and the name of their ship is unknown.

William Warner, a weaver, settled in Ipswich, Mass. in 1637 with his two sons, John and Daniel, and his daughter, Abigail. Where they lived in Boxted is in some doubt. The name given to their house was Merrylees Cottage which is not traceable. It would appear that William's daughter, Abigail, was married. She had married Thomas Wells of Great Horkesley in 1634. Thomas left Boxted in 1635 on the Susan and Ellen. It appears as though Abigail remained behind to nurse her mother who may have been sick for she did not accompany the family to America. It is likely that she died prior to the rest of the family leaving for the New World. After his arrival in Massachusetts, Thomas Wells was granted five acres of meadowland in the name of his father-in-law, William Warner, at Ipswich, Mass..

Another 1637 migrant from Boxted was Richard Lumpkin, a farmer, who lived at Parsonage Farm, Church Street. He was married to Sarah Baker at St. Peter's church by George Phillips on October 20 th 1614. Sarah and Richard settled in Ipswich, Mass. at the same time as William Warner. Relatives of Sarah (Baker) Lumpkin settled in Charlestown. Sarah was probably the younger sister of William Warner's wife which would account for the closeness between the Warners and Lumpkins. Accompanying the Lumpkins was William Bartholomew, a farm labourer, married to Ann Stone. Ann's brothers, Simon and Gregory Stone, had emigrated to Boston and Watertown from Great Bromley, Essex in 1635. The Stones were a Boxted family, all being born within the parish.

On arrival at Ipswich, Mass., it would appear that William Warner received the following grant of land One house lot, one acre more or less, in the Mill Street bounded on the east by another house lot as yet ungranted, (It was later occupied by Lumpkin), on the north-west by a highway leading from Mill Street to the High Street, butting upon Mill Street at the south-west end, and at the north end, butting upon the swamp. Also a planting lot of six acres more or less, meadow and upland, and a farm of ninety and seven acres more or less, also a parcel of meadow, lying in the west meadows, being fourteen acres more or less.

Little is known of William's life in Ipswich. He was known as a planter and was made a freeman of Ipswich on May 2 nd 1638. There is also a record showing that he and William Bartholomew were appointed to lay out land granted to Richard Lumpkin and William Whittered. His family were spoken of as "people of consideration". William Warner died in 1648.

It is probable that Richard Lumpkin took the house lot next to the Warners and that he farmed the 97 acres of Warner's land. He died in 1642 and his widow, Sarah, married Simon Stone of Watertown in 1654. On November 10th 1654 Sarah Stone, nee Baker ex Lumpkin, deeded to Daniel Warner, son of William Warner, her house lot and 158 acres of land in Ipswich. This underlines the relationship between Sarah and the Warners. Sarah went to live with Simon Stone in Watertown but they both returned to live in Ipswich. Thomas Wells, husband of Abigail Warner, became a freeman of Ipswich in 1637 where he died on October 26th 1666. Thomas deeded 340 acres of land and two house lots to his descendants.

It also appears that most of the other migrants from Boxted who had accompanied Rev. Phillips to Watertown found their way to Ipswich together with those from Charlestown and Cambridge. There are records to show that the Stearn family, who left on the Arabella in 1630, owned several house lots in Ipswich by 1650. These Boxtedians seem to have been very productive in their new land. Simon Stone had three wives and between them they produced 18 children. By the second generation the Warners had gained another 22 additions. As a result it has been calculated that 20% of the population of Ipswich, Mass. are descended from Boxted emigrants.


12. Simon Bradstreet, son of a non-conforming minister was born in March 1603, at Horblin, Lincolnshire, England. His father died when he was 14 yrs. old, and he was committed to the care of Hon. Thomas Dudley for 8 yrs following. He spent two years at Emanuel College, Cambridge, pursuing his studies amid various interruptions. Leaving Cambridge, he resided with the family of the Earl of Lincoln as his steward, and afterward lived in the same capacity with the Countess of Warwick. He along with Mr. Winthrop, Mr. Dudley, and others, agreed to emigrate and start a new settlement in Massachusetts. Simon, with his family and others went on board the "Arabella", Mar. 29, 1630. They anchored June 12, near Naumkeag, now Salem, and came on the 14th, into the inner harbor and went on shore.

He attended the first court, Aug. 23, at Charlestown. In the spring of 1631, Mr. Bradstreet, with other gentlemen commenced building at Newtown, now Cambridge, and his name was among those in the company which settled in that town in 1632. He resided there for several years. In 1639, the court granted him 500 acres of land in Salem adjacent to Gov. Endicott's farm. Mr. Bradstreet was among the first settlers of Andover. He was the first Secretary of the Colonies, was one of the first Commissioners of the United Colonies in 1643, and served many years in both offices. In about 1644, he built the first mill on the Cochichewick River. He was a selectman from the first record of town officers to 1672, after which he probably spent most of his time in Boston and Salem.

In 1653, he and his colleagues vigorously apposed making war on the Indians and the New York Dutch. Because of his steady and conscientious opposition to the decision of the General Court of Mass., he prevailed, although his views were earnestly and strenuously opposed by all the commissioners of the other three Colonies.

He was Deputy Governor from 1672 until 1679, when he was elected Governor, and continued in office until Mr. Joseph Dudley, his nephew, was appointed in 1886 as head of the Administration. When the government changed, the Charter was annulled. Gov. Bradstreet was considered head of the Moderate party, and when King Charles demanded the Charter, he thought it better that the Charter be surrendered than it be taken away by the Courts. He opposed the arbitrary proceedings of Gov. Andros, and in 1689, the people rescinded his authority and elected Bradstreet as President. He continued at the head of the Administration until May 1692, at the advanced age of 89 years.

In 1692, Sir William Phips arrived from England with a new Charter, which appointed Sir William as Governor and Mr. Bradstreet as first assistant. Simon Bradstreet had been in Government service for 62 years, excepting during the short administrations of Dudley and Andros. No man in the country has served in so high an office for so many years, and to such an advanced age. He was a popular magistrate and opposed to the witch delusion in 1692, which caused great alarm and distress at the commencement of Gov. Phip's administration. All the colonists who came from England with him died before he did. There is a monument in Salem erected to his memory.

Simon Bradstreet was married in England to Ann Dudley, daughter of Thomas Dudley, when she was 16 years old. Of all the early matrons of our country, she was most distinguished by her literary powers. She died in Andover, Sept 16, 1672, at age 60. He married again, a sister of Sir George Downing.


Ann Dudley was born 1612-13, probably in Northampton, Eng., the daughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley, who was born in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England in 1576, and died in Roxbury, Mass. in 1653. She was married to Simon Bradstreet when she was about 16 yrs. of age. They had 8 children, and lived in Ipswich and Andover.

Ann Bradstreet was a religious person of puritanical faith. She was in poor health all her life, and thought it was a punishment from God for her sins.

She was the earliest female poet in America. Her poems were first published in London, Eng. in 1650, under the title, "The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up In America". Some of her descendents were Dr. Wm. E. Channing, Rev. Joseph Buckminster of Portsmouth, Richard Dana, and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes.

She died of consumption, aged 60. Her husband married Ann GARDNER, the widow of Captain Joseph Gardner of Salem. Bradstreet's death occurred in Salem, Mass. on Mar. 27, 1697, at the age of 94.

Children of Gov. Simon and Ann (DUDLEY) BRADSTREET:

  i. Samuel Bradstreet
  ii. Simon Bradstreet
  iii. Dudley Bradstreet
  iv. John Bradstreet
  v. Amos Bradstreet
13. vi. Dorothy Bradstreet m. Rev. Seaborn Cotton, Hampton, June 25, 1654.
  vii. Hannah Bradstreet (by first wife Anne Dudley) married Andrew Wiggin, son of Governor Thomas Wiggin, governor of the Upper Plantation of New Hampshire.
  viii. Mary Bradstreet

Rev. John COTTON

14. Rev. John Cotton was born at Derby, England, Dec. 4. 1585, son of Rowland Cotton, lawyer and a gentleman of honorable descent. He was a Vicar of Boston, England from 1613 to 1633, came to America in 1633, and settled in Boston, Massachusetts.

A minister of the First Church of Boston, he died Dec. 23, 1652. His wife, Sarah Story, survived him, and died May 27, 1676. They had 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters.

Children of John and Sarah (STORY) COTTON:

15. i. Seaborn Cotton, born at sea Aug. 12, 1633
  ii. Sarah Cotton, b. 1635
  iii. A daughter m. Mr. Egglinton
  iv. Rowland Cotton, b. 1643
  v. John Cotton, b. 1639
  vi. Maria Cotton, b. 1641


16. Samuel Hinckley1 arrived in America on the ship 'Hercules' of Sandwich, England, Capt. John Wetherby commanding, on July 11, 1637. He was born at Teterdon, Kent County, England, in 1595, christened 25 May 1589, Hawkhurst, Kent, England and was 42 years of age on his arrival here.
Four children accompanied him on the 'Hercules': [27.] Thomas, (who became governor of Plymouth Colony,) Susanna, (m. Rev. John Smith,) Sarah, (m. Henry Cobb,) and Mary. He removed from Scituate to Barnstable where he died Oct. 31, 1662. His first wife was Sarah SOULE (m. 7 May 1617, Hawkhurst, Kent, England), who died Aug. 16, 1656. He married (2), Bridget BODFISH, widow of Robert Bodfish on 15 Dec. 1657. He was a significant land owner, and of considerable prominence in public life.