|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.|
|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 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.|
|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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