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Ancestors of Stanley Elmer Allen

      1554. Honorable Nathaniel Weare, born 1605 in Barkenborough, Wiltshire, England; died 01 Mar 1680/81 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He was the son of 3108. Peter Weare and 3109. Sarah Unknown. He married 1555. Sarah Unknown Abt. 1629 in Barkenborough, Wiltshire, England.

      1555. Sarah Unknown, died 1682.

Notes for Honorable Nathaniel Weare:
The Nathaniel Weares By F. B. Sanborn of Concord, Mass. Reprinted from The Granite Monthly, 1909, pp.157-166

      There has been much confusion and ambiguity in the historical publications concerning the early history of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, in regard to the various members of the large Weare family, and especially the Nathaniels and Peters, who appear in the records of courts and assemblies from 1660 to 1720. The late Judge S. D. Bell of Manchester, who had married Mary Healey of Kensington, a descendant of several of these Nathaniels, and the aunt of Mrs. Caroline Healey Dall, did in 1866, in a volume of the Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society, clear up some of this confusion; and the recently discovered Weare papers will settle other ambiguities by the evidence of land-titles and wills, in respect to which there can be no uncertainty except, perhaps, the exact location of some of the lands sold or bequeathed. I may remark in passing that the volume (VIII) of the collections in which Judge Bellís contributions appear was most carelessly edited and printed, so that it gave rise to almost as many errors as it corrected.
The Weare family of New Hampshire originated at Wear-Gifford in Devonshire, England, and for a few generations in this country continued to seal with the arms of that landed family. The paper herewith given in fac-simile, signed by the second Nathaniel Weare, of Hampton Falls, bears his seal-at-arms, distinctly legible on the wax after more than two centuries. He was the most distinguished and important of all the New England Weares, until his grandson, President Meshech Weare, also of Hampton Falls, but in another location, appeared on the scene and spent more than forty years of his life in public offices, to his great credit and the singular benefit of his people.

      Councilor Nathaniel Weare, as we may term him for distinction, was of English birth, being the son of an undistinguished Nathaniel Weare, who came over to New England about 1637, with his brother, Peter Weare, and settled in Newbury, Mass. His name, variously spelled, but always pronounced as if "Wire," appears on the Newbury records from 1638 to 1659, when he migrated to Nantucket, and there died March 1, 1681. His brother Peter, who had settled in York County, Maine, was an Indian trader, apparently, from 1640 onward, and was engaged in some of the controversies over the ownership and government of Maine, sometimes imprisoned himself, and sometimes imprisoning others, but died quietly on his property in Maine about 1690. He is not to be confounded with his nephew, Peter Weare of Newbury, son of the first Nathaniel, who died in Newbury, a youth, October 12, 1653; nor with Peter, the son of Councilor Nathaniel, who lived in Hampton Falls; nor with a third Peter, brother of President Weare, who also settled in Maine (at North Yarmouth) and died there in 1743, leaving a widow, Sarah (Felt) Weare. The first American Peter was born in England in 1618, and lived to be about eighty. His brother, Nathaniel, was older, had married in England, probably about 1628, and there Councilor Nathaniel was born in 1631. As a child he accompanied his father, Nathaniel, to Newbury, and there married Elizabeth Swayne, December 3, 1656. She was the daughter of Richard Swayne, one of the original proprietors of Hampton, N. H., and it was upon land of Swayne that Councilor Nathaniel settled in Old Hampton (now Seabrook) in 1662. Four of his wifeís brothers were already landowners in Hampton, but two of these, with their father, Richard, removed to Nantucket soon after 1660. One of them, John Swayne, married Mary Weare, a sister of Councilor Nathaniel, in November, 1660. An older sister, Hester Weare, had married, in 1647, Capt. Benjamin Swett of Newbury, and removed with him to Hampton in 1663, settling in the Falls parish, afterward Hampton Falls, near Councilor Nathaniel. Captain Swett had been a lessee with his brother-in-law Weare of the Newbury farm of "the Honorable John Woodbridge, for seven years, from 1655," as Weare afterwards testified. Mrs. Swett was born in England in 1629, probably the first child of the first Nathaniel Weare. She outlived her warrior husband (who was slain fighting Indians in 1677) by more than forty years, and married, in 1678, Ensign Stephen Greenleaf of Newbury, of the same family from whom the poet Whittier was descended. It is worth noticing that her first husband, Swett, lived on the homestead at Hampton Falls where Whittier died; that Christopher Hussey's great farm lay at the foot of the Swett Hill, and that a part of that farm probably went to the third Nathaniel Weare, who married a grand-daughter of Christopher Hussey, November 16, 1692, six years after her grandfatherís death at the age of eighty-nine.

Children of Nathaniel Weare and Sarah Unknown are:
  777 i.   Hester Weare, born 1630 in England; died 16 Jan 1717/18 in Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; married (1) Captain Benjamin Swett 01 Nov 1647 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; married (2) Stephen Greenleaf 31 Mar 1679 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  ii.   Nathaniel Weare, born Abt. 1633 in Gloucester, England; died 13 May 1718 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; married Elizabeth Swaine 03 Dec 1656 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; born Bef. 09 Oct 1638 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 10 Feb 1712/13 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
  Notes for Nathaniel Weare:
      Hon. Nathaniel WEARE was born in 1631 in England. He emigrated about 1650 from Brokenborough Parish, Wiltshire Co, England. He died on 13 May 1718. He was recorded as "Nicholas" Ware emigated from Wiltshire County Parish Brokenborough to the New England town of Newbury. The Hon. Nathaniel Ware was a member of the Governor's Council, Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, and one of the most distinguished men connected with the early colony to lay grievances of the people before the King of England. He was married to Elizabeth SWAINE (SWAYNE) on 3 Dec 1656.

  iii.   Mary Weare, born 1636; died 1714; married John Swain 15 Nov 1660 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; born 13 Nov 1638 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; died 05 Jun 1708 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
  iv.   John Weare, born 1633 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; died 12 Oct 1653 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  v.   Mehitable Weare, born Abt. 1638.

      1556. Robert Andrews, born Abt. 1612 in Boxford, Berkshire, England; died 29 May 1668 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. He married 1557. Grace Melburn 1637 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts.

      1557. Grace Melburn, born Abt. 1616 in England; died 25 Dec 1700 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Notes for Robert Andrews:
Robert Andrews was born on Nov 11, 1609 in Boxford, Berkshire. He married in England, about 1636, Grace Melburn, who was born in 1617, and died Dec 25, 1700 in Topsfield, MA. He was in Boxford, MA, in 1656 and owned land in both Rowley and Topsfield. He died in Topsfield May 29, 1668.

Estate of Robert Andrews of Boxford (Rowley Village)
Essex Probate Docket # 709

In the name of God amen Know all Christian people this may or shall concearne yt I Robart Andrews of Rowley village in the County of Esex being verey sick & weack of body but blesed be god in prfect cence & memorey doe mack this my last will & testiment revoking all other former will wtsoever.

Impr. I bequeath my soule to Allmighty God that gave it me in whome I trust through the merits of Jesus Christ to be receaived into Eternall happiness forever and my body to the earth from whence it came to be deciently burried in ye burring place of Topsfield according as my wife and Children shall see meet.
It I give & bequeath unto my eldest sonn Thomas Andrews the house yt I now Live in and nine(s)core Ackers of Land being upland & Medow & yt Land yt I bought of Zacheus Gould only my well beloved wife is to have duering her life time, the kiching and hall & Kiching Chamber & halfe the seller & the new feeld & the eight Ackers peeice & halfe the orchard & if ther be not Land enufe for her to manuer then my sd sonn with ye help of my son Robart is to breack her up three Ackers more or let her have three Ackers yt is allready broacken up and the same to injoy duering her life without the Lett hinderanc or molestation of my sd sonn or aney other prson under him and my sonn Thomas is to shingle the house and at my wives deceas the said land orchard and rooms is to returne to my son Thomas & his haires forever my said sonn Paying unto my three youngest daughters Rebeckah, Sarah & Ruth twenty pound pr each when she shall be twenty yeares of Age and if eaither of them shall die before yt time then yt prt shall be equally devided between the other two and allso his is to pay unto my Daughter Mary the wife of Isack Comins five pound three years after my deceas & for the new whip saw and all other Carpenters tools shall be for the use of my wife sonn Thomas & Robert.
It. I give and be bequeath unto my sonn Robart Andrews eight(s)core Ackers of Land from Piebroock to ye clay pits and ye fatti medow and the fishing broock medow & becaus my sonn Thomas & Robart should not wrong one another in wood I desier ther Land may be ped by them selves & two other honest men and Robart is to pay unto my Daughter Elizabeth the wife of Samuell Symons five pounds three years after my deceas and to my daughter Hanah Pebody five pounds fouer years after my deceas.
It. I give unto my sonn John the Lot comonly called the seller Lott and the Medow belonging unto it but the medow shall be for the use of my wife & Thomas untell my sonn John shall be one and twenty years of Age and then to returne to him without aney further truble he paying to my seaven Grandchildren twenty shillings pr each when they shall come to the age of fourteen years.
It. I give unto my sonn Joseph ye Land in the Topsfeeld yt I bought of John Wilds, Senr. with all the previledgs therunto belonging.
It. I give unto my well beloved wife all my Cattell & other moveable goods and the Doung that is now in ye yard & half the barne & Lintos and my sonn Thomas the other halfe and he and his brother Robart is to set up the other Lintoos & Lay in for the use of ther mother eavery year duering her Life twelve Loads of hay and if eaither of my sonns should die before they are married then yt Land yt is given to them to be equally devided amongst the Survivers Leaving my said wife sole Executrix and in Testimony hereof I have Set my hand and Seale this Sixteenth day of May in the yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Sixty & eight.

Robart (his / mark) Andrews, Senr (seal)
Robert (his G mark) Smith
James Hanscombe
Proved in Salem court 2: 5m: 1668 by the witnesses. Essex County Probate Files, Docket 709
Inventory of the estate was taken by Frances Pabody, Isack Comings, and Edman Towne. Attested 1:5m: 1668 by Grace Andrewes wife of the deceased

Source: Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol 13 leaf 67

Children of Robert Andrews and Grace Melburn are:
  778 i.   Thomas Andrews, born 1645 in Boxford, Berkshire, England; died 01 Apr 1724; married (1) Rebecca Unknown; married (2) Martha Baker 22 Jun 1670 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  ii.   Mary Andrews, born 1638; married Deacon Isaac Cummings 27 Nov 1659 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts; born Bef. 17 Mar 1632/33 in Mistley, Essex, England; died Jun 1721.
  Notes for Deacon Isaac Cummings:
From the Cummings Memorial:
"Isaac Cummings lived in Ipswich. He was on the list of commoners, 1672. 'Sergeant in Narragansett War.' He
held various offices in the town, moderator, surveyor, constable, selectman. He was chosen deacon of the church, I686. The story of his experience with the minister, Rev. Thomas Gilbert, shows that he was influential before he was deacon. For the minister one day came into the pulpit, badly beside himself from drink. His speech was confused and he forgot the order of exercises. First he prayed and he sang, then he prayed again and sang. Finally, Isaac Cummings arose and requested him to stop. The deacon was not above all the influences prevailing in his time. For at the period of the witchcraft excitement he testified in court against Elisaheth How, that a mare of his was strangely affected under Elisabeth's bad influence. His testimony was corroborated bv that of Isaac, his son, and of Mary, his wife. Elisabeth How was condemned, and executed in July I692.
"Isaac and Mary sold to Tobijah Perkins, July 9, 1674, '44 acres, which was all of Cummings' land, south of Howlet's brook and bounded west by Lt. Francis Peabody, south by Daniel Borman, east by land William Howlet's house is built on, with privilege to cart through Cummings' farm from this land to Winthrop's Hill.' Mr. Perkins. also sold 20 acres to Isaac Cummings, 'furderest devision next to farmer Nequallis (Nichols) land.' in 1686 he bought of Joseph Chaplin and wife Elizabeth, 67 acres in Rowley Village. This he deeded to his son Isaac in 1708. His homestead bounded by lands of Potter on the north and Foster on the east, of Pea body on the south and of Perkins also on the east, was deeded to his son John, Mar. 1714-5."

On 27 Nov 1659 Isaac married Mary Andrews (2518) , daughter of Robert Andrews (660) (ca Nov 1609-29 May 1668) & Grace Melburn (-25 Dec 1700), at Topsfield, MA.123 Born ca 1640 at Boxford, MA.50 Mary died at Topsfield, MA, bef 1712

  iii.   Hannah Andrews, born 1642; died 25 Dec 1700 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts; married John Peabody; born 1643 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; died 05 Jul 1720 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  Notes for John Peabody:
      John PEABODY died on 5 Jul 1728 in Roxford, Essex Co. Massachusetts. He was born @1642 in Hampton, Essex Co. Massachusetts. He was one of the first settlers of Boxford, Mass., where he was the first schoolmaster. He served as town clerk for 24 years, was selectman for many years and captain of the militia. He was made a freeman in 1674, and was a representative to the General Court 1689 and 1691. He was married to Hannah ANDREWS on 23 Nov 1665.

  iv.   Elizabeth Andrews, born 1643; died 17 Mar 1724/25 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Samuel Symonds 14 Feb 1661/62 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; born 04 Nov 1638 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 14 Aug 1722 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  Notes for Samuel Symonds:
Samuel Symonds
Samuel Symonds was born January 1637/38 and married Feb 14, 1663 Elizabeth Andrews, the daughter of Robert Andrews and Garce Melburn. She was born about 1643 in Boxford, England and died Mar 17, 1724/25, in Boxford, MA. He was in Boxford, MA, in 1663 and was declared freeman Mar 22, 1689/90. He served several terms as selectman. He died Aug 14, 1722.

  v.   John Andrews, born 1648 in Boxford, Berkshire, England; died in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Sarah Dickinson 18 Apr 1684 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; born 25 Aug 1664 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  vi.   Robert Andrews, born 1651; died 19 Dec 1675.
  vii.   Rebecca Andrews, married Samuel Marble.
  viii.   Joseph Andrews, born 18 Sep 1657 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts; married (1) Mary Dickinson; married (2) Abigail Grafton; married (3) Sarah Perley 01 Feb 1680/81 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  ix.   Sarah Andrews, born 1658 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 27 Sep 1714; married Daniel Wood 1674 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  x.   Ruth Andrews, born 27 May 1664 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 01 Feb 1743/44 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; married Edward Phelps 09 Mar 1681/82 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  xi.   Abigail Andrews, born 29 May 1663.

      1558. John Baker, born 1598 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of 3116. John Baker. He married 1559. Elizabeth Unknown.

      1559. Elizabeth Unknown, born Abt. 1612.

Notes for John Baker:
Our immigrant in this family is John BAKER born 1598 in Norwich, Norfolk County, England, where the name is quite common. It is thought he was a grandson of Richard Baker, alderman, who died in 1589, leaving four sons. (Ancestry of Priscilla Baker W.S. Appleton, 3.)

On 9 April 1616, John Baker was apprenticed to a grocer in Norwich for a term of twelve years, to learn that business. At the expiration of this time, viz, in 1628, he was listed as a citizen of Norwich, engaged as grocer. (Essex Antiquarian 5:10-12:158.)

In April, 1637, he with his family took passage in the Rose of Yarmouth from the port of London. The entry, found in one of the early volumes containing the names of many of the early emigrants to this country:

"Aprill 8, 1637. The examination of John Baker, borne in Norwich in Norffolkke, Grocar, aged 39 yrs, and Elizabeth he wife aged 31 yrs, with three children, -Elizabeth John and Thomas, -and four servants, Marcy Alxasrson aged 24 yrs, Anne Alxarson aged 20 yrs, and Bridgett Boulle aged 32 yrs, and Samuell Arres aged 14 yrs, as all desiroues to goe for Charles Towne in New England ther to inhabitt and remaine." (New England Historical and Genealogical Register 14:32.)
John Baker did not settle permanently in Charlestown, however, for in 1638 he is found on record at Ipswich, Massachusetts, where he possessed a house-lot on High Street. (Hammatt's Papers 1:22.)

According to Pope (Pioneers of Massachusetts, Pope, 28), he was a proprietor at Watertown, and at Newberry in 1638, prior to his removal to Ipswich, and later bought land in Reading, adjoining Andover.

On 2 June 1641 he was made freeman at Ipswich, and was there licensed in 1644 and 1647 to sell wine, and, in 1652 to sell beer, being recorded as inn-holder in 1664, 1665, and 1666. (Essex Antiquarian 5:10-12:158.)

"He appears to have been a man of property, his name standing one of the forty-four highest of one hundred and fifty-seven subscribers to the compensation of Major Denison, the military leader, in 1648." (Hammatt's Papers 1:22.)

On 19 December 1648 "Mr. Baker" makes a "subsrciption to the town." (New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2:50.) This title, together with the number of domestics he brought with him to this country, would indicate a rather superior social stand-in, although it is to be remembered that in those days people were frequently listed as the "servants" of others simply in order to obtain a cheaper passage across the ocean.

Just when John Baker bought his extensive tract of land in Topsfield is not clear. In 1661 he conveyed a 150-acre farm and buildings there, "bounded on Baker's (now Hood's) pond" to his son Thomas. (Essex Antiquarian 5:10-12:158.) Hammatt (1:22) says this conveyance was made upon condition of the payment of the ten pounds annually to him and his wife during their lives, and to his daughter Elizabeth also, according to Pope of Massachusetts. (Pioneers, 28.)

He removed to Topsfield between 1670 and 1678, being of that place in 1680. (Essex Antiquarian 5:10-12:158.) In the will of John Davis 16 May 1672, he is called "Old Mr. Baker of Ipswich." (Topsfield Historical Collections 27:56.)

It is recorded that John Baker served in Kings Philip's War at Mount Hope, under Captain Moseley (General Register Society Colonial Wars 1899-1902 555), but this more likely to have been his son that this man then nearing eighty years of age.

The christening of the first three children of this family is of record on the parish register at Saint Peter's, Mancroft, Norwich, England. (Ancestry Priscilla Baker, W.S. Appleton, 5.) The younger ones were born at Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Children of John Baker and Elizabeth Unknown are:
  i.   Elizabeth Baker, born Abt. 1633; married (1) Thomas Barnes; married (2) Clement King 05 Feb 1671/72 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 1694 in Providence, Rhode Island.
  ii.   John Baker, born Abt. 1634; married Elizabeth Perkins.
  Notes for John Baker:
John Baker was a husbandman of Topsfield. Married 13 May 1667, Katherine, daughter of Reverend William Perkins of that place, who was granted administration on his estate 14 April 1718. (Essex Antiquarian 3:4:55.) They had two sons and one daughter, the latter, Elizabeth, becoming the wife of Benjamin Dutch on 30 June 1690, and his widow eight years later (Ibid 5:10-12:158.)

  iii.   Captain Thomas Baker, born 18 Sep 1636 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 18 Mar 1717/18 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Priscilla Symonds 26 Mar 1673 in Hondel, Warwickshire, England; born Abt. 1648 in England; died 02 Jan 1732/33 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  iv.   Mary Baker, born Abt. 1638 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Joseph Safford 06 Mar 1659/60 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  779 v.   Martha Baker, born 1643 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1670 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; married (1) Obidiah Antrim Abt. 1661 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; married (2) Thomas Andrews 22 Jun 1670 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  vi.   Sarah Baker, born 09 Mar 1640/41 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 20 Jan 1708/09 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts; married John Gould 14 Oct 1660 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; born 10 Jun 1635 in Great Missenden, Buckingham, England; died 26 Jan 1709/10 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  Notes for John Gould:
John GOULD (Zaccheus), born 10 June 1635, at Great Messenden, England, came to New England at the age of three, with his father. He lived at Topsfield, Massachusetts, where he was made freeman in 1665. Due to his large inheritances from his father, and his own business acumen, he was the greatest landowner in the neighborhood (Genealogical Dictionary of New England, Savage, 2:285), and a man of much influence.

Topsfield records bear his name frequently. He was ensign 22 March 1672, and elected constable 14 September same year. He was selectman (an officer now termed councilman) for fifteen years, beginning in 1663. In 1675 he was a member of the "Three County Troop," which served during King Philip's War. (General Register Society Colonial Wars, 1899-1902, 647.) For many years he was licensed to keep a "house of entertainment," i.e., hotel, and to sell beer and wine. (Topsfield Historical Society Collections 27:76, 82.) He was frequently on juries, acting also as attorney; was deputy marshal, and in 1688 commanded the Topsfield Militia, being made captain in 1693.

A petition drawn up at Topsfield 1 March 1678/9, and signed by "Yours in all fidelity, Loyall servants under his Majesty," bore the names of many prominent men of that locality, who, addressing the "Honorable and Worshipful, the Council of the Colony of Massachusetts, asked that body to restore Ensign John Gould to freedom again, and to his former commission or a higher one." (Ibid 15:40.) On 26 March the request was granted and Lieutenant Gould's commission and standing restored to him.

He did not manage to stay out of trouble, however, for the court records of 9 April 1678 show him having been brought up for "reproachful speeches and behavior in court toward Captain Saltonstall, as saying 'you are no judge of ye Court,' in a violent manner." (Ibid. 27:89.) He was fined for this irreverence. He was perhaps the most outspoken of all the patriots in opposing the arbitrary government which James II sought to impose upon New England when under Dudley and Sir Edmund Andros. Upon a warrant 5 August 1686, issued under "information ... of several treasonable and seditious words spoken by John Gould of Topsfield against our Sovereign Lord the King," he was arrested and lodged in Boston jail. In a presentment found against him by the Court Special Session, 19 August 1686, he is described as "John Gould, sen., otherwise called Lieutenant Gould of Topsfield," and it is asserted that "at a Riotus Muster of armed men gathered together by him, the aforesaid John Gould, as their pretended officer at Topsfield ... did against the duty of his Allegiance, and in terror of his Majesty's liege people, maliciously, wickedly, treasonably and advisedly speak and utter the malicious, treasonable and seditious speeches," etc., saying that he "was under another Government, and did not know this government, and this in manifest contempt of His Majesty's Laws," etc., etc. Captain Gould was released 25 August 1686, with imposition of heavy fine.

Three years later, in 1689, with the Advent of William, the Prince of Orange, Governor Andros himself was apprehended, and banished from the Colony, while in 1690, under the ensuing liberal government, Captain Gould was thrice elected Deputy from Topsfield to the General Curt, and subsequently twice re-elected. (Heroes of the Revolution, Whittemore, 176-182.) Less than a hundred years after these occurrences, all the Colonies were in revolt against the same unjust tyranny which called forth John Gould's indignant protests, which he proclaimed, doubtless, in words and manner more vigorous than discreet.

It is said of him that his literary qualities were good; he wrote a very good hand in the fashion of the day in which he lived. He died in his 75th year, leaving the reputation of an honorable, public-spirited and religious man, morally as well as physically brave, and of sterling integrity.

John Gould married 12 October 1660, Sarah, daughter of John BAKER, of Ipswich. She was born 9 March 1641, and died 20 January 1708/9 - just one year before the death of her husband, which occurred 26 January 1709/10. They are buried at Topsfield Cemetery where his parents also lie.

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