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HENRY WITHINGTON OF DORCHESTER, MASS.,

AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS

 

By Frederic Scherer Withington of Des Moines, Iowa*

 

1. Henry1 Withington, of Leigh, co. Lancaster, England, and
Dorchester, Mass., the ancestor of most of those of the name in
the United States, was baptized in the parish of Leigh, co. Lan-
caster, England, 22 Feb. 1589/90, the son of George and Margaret
Withington, and died at Dorchester, Mass., 2 Feb. 1666/7. He
married first, at Leigh, in Sept. 1615, Anne LEECH, who was buried
at Leigh 26 Sept. 1621, daughter of Richard and Anne (Yate);
secondly, at Leigh, 30 Sept. 1622, Elizabeth Smith, who died at
Dorchester, Mass., 16 Feb. 1660, sister of Thomas Smith, a well-
known merchant of London; and thirdly, at Dorchester, in June
1662, Margery (Turner) Paul, who died at Dorchester 20 May 1676, widow of Richard Paul of Taunton.
A deed of settlement
from Henry1 Withington to her is dated 25 June 1662.

*The author will be pleased to receive any further information or, if possible, to answer any
inquiry relating to the Withingtons or allied families. He may be addressed at 401 Kraft Building,
Des Moines, Iowa.

All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the common-
wealth of Massachusetts, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be easily
inferred from the context. The present name of a town or of that part of a town in which an
event mentioned in the text occurred is usually given in parentheses after the earlier name.

 

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With his second wife, Elizabeth (Smith), and his four children,
he came to Dorchester, probably in the same ship (the James)
with Rev. Richard Mather and his company, arriving 16 Aug.
1635.

He was one of the signers of the covenant by which the Dorchester
church was founded, and was the first ruling elder of the church,
continuing in that office for twenty-nine years until his death. He
was one of the selectmen of Dorchester in 1636, and was otherwise
prominent in the affairs of the town and church, though there appears
to be no record of his having been made a freeman. He shared in the
division of lands in Dorchester, was a blacksmith by trade, and was
one of the founders and original shareholders in the first ironworks
in the American Colonies, on Mill River in Taunton, evidently
intended by their original founder and operator, James Leonard, Sr.,
to be named for Henry Withington, notwithstanding the corrup-
tion of the name to "Whittington" and "Whittenton." He pur-
chased, 23 Apr. 1638, and occupied the house built on the lot in
Dorchester formerly owned by Matthias Sension (or St. John),
who went from Dorchester to Windsor, Conn., and was one of the
founders of the church there.

Many records attest the fact that he was universally beloved,
respected, and trusted. Rev. Richard Mather called him "Beloved
Friend," and made him overseer of his will in 1664. Rev. Samuel
Danforth said of him: "A man that excelled in wisdom, meekness
and goodness."

In his will, dated 8, 11 mo., 1664, he says that he is "about the
Age of 76 yeares or vpon 77." The inventory of his estate amounted
to
850. 17s. 3d. (Register, vol. 16, pages 52-54.)

Children by first wife, baptized at Leigh, co. Lancaster,
England:

i. Faith,2 bapt. 13 Oct. 1616; came with her father and stepmother to
New England; d. at Dorchester 3 Feb. 1688/9; m. about 1639
Richard Baker, said to have been born in co. Kent, Eng.,
about 1614, d. at Dorchester 25 Oct. 1689. He came first to
Boston as first mate of the ship Bachelor, leaving England 18
Aug. 1635, and lived in Dorchester after his marriage. He was
a brother of Thomas Baker of Roxbury and an uncle of John
Baker of Boston. He was admitted freeman in 1642, was a select-
man in 1653, a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery
Company in 1658, and in 1668 was elected ruling elder of the
church in Dorchester but declined to serve. He was an ancestor
of Walter7 Baker, the chocolate manufacturer of Dorchester,
whose grandfather, James Baker, bought the original chocolate mill
of Henry5 Stone (6, ii, 4). (Register, vol. 43, pp. 279 et seq.)
Children: 1. Mary, bapt. 14 Feb. 1641; d. 27 Aug. 1714; m. in
1664 Samuel2 Robinson, bapt. 14 June 1640, d. 16 Sept. 1718,
S. of William.1 2. John , bapt. 30 Apr. 1643; d. 26 Aug. 1690; m.
11 July 1667 Preserved Trott. 3. Sarah, bapt. 22 June 1645;
d. 13 Oct. 1688:; m. 22 Feb. 1664/5 James2 White, s. of Edward
(vide infra, 3). 4. Thankful, bapt. 19 Mar. 1646/7; m. William
Griggs. 5. Elizabeth, bapt. 27 Oct. 1650; d. young. 6. James,
bapt. 30 Apr. 1654; d. unm. 30 Mar. 1721. 7. Elizabeth, bapt.
20 July 1656; m. William Pratt of Weymouth; they set out for
South Carolina 22 Oct. 1695. 8. Hannah, b. 9 Jan. 1662; d. 18
Sept. 1690; m. 5 May 1685 John2 Wiswell (Enoch1).

2. ii. Richard, bapt. 3 May 1618.

 

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Children by second wife, probably born in London, England:

iii. Mary, b. about 1623; came with her parents to New England; d.
at Cambridge 26 Mar. 1697; m. 23 Feb. 1643/4 Thomas2 Dan-
forth, b. 20 Nov. 1623 at Framlingham, co. Suffolk, Eng., d. at
Cambridge 5 Nov. 1699, s. of Nicholas1 and Elizabeth. He was
representative from Cambridge in the General Court, 1657-8,
assistant, 1659-1679, deputy governor of the Massachusetts Bay
Colony, 28 May 1679 to May 1680, president of the Province of
Maine during the same period, and associate justice of the Su-
perior Court of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1692
until his death. He strongly opposed the infamous proceedings
against alleged witches. He was also president of the Board of
Commissioners for the United Colonies, and from 1650 to 1669
was treasurer of Harvard College, to which he made bequests.
Children: 1. Sarah, b. 16 Apr. 1645; d. 29 Oct. 1645. 2. Sarah,
b. 11 Nov. 1646; d, in 1723; m. Rev. Joseph Whiting. 3. Mary,
b. and d. 2 Apr. 1649. 4. Mary, b. 28 July 1650; d. after 1725;
m. (1) Solomon Phipps; m. (2), as his second wife, Thomas Brown
of Sudbury. 5. Samuel, b. 5 Oct. 1652; d. unm. in London, Eng.,
of smallpox, 22 Dec. 1676. 6 Thomas, b. 16 Dec. 1654; d. unm.
18 Dec. 1675. 7. Jonathan, b. 27 Feb. 1656/7; d. in Apr. 1657.
8. Jonathan, b. 10 Feb. 1658/9; d. unm. 13 Nov. 1682. 9. Joseph;
b. 18 Sept. 1661; d. 2 Oct. 1663. 10. Benjamin, b. 20 May 1663;
d. 23 Aug. 1663. 11. Elizabeth, b. 17 Feb. 1665; d. 4 July 1721;
m. 3 Oct. 1682 Francis Foxcroft. 12. Bethia, bapt. 16 June 1667;
d. 21 Sept. 1668.

iv. Anne, b. about 1625; came with her parents to New England; d.
at Huntington, Long Island, in 1700; m. about 1647 James2
Bates (or Bate), bapt. at Lydd, co. Kent, Eng., 19 Dec. 1624,
d. probably at Huntington, Long Island, in 1692, s. of James1
and Alice (Glover) . They moved to Haddam, Conn., and appar-
ently, to Huntington, Long Island. Children: 1. Samuel, bapt.
19 Jan. 1648; d. 28 Dec. 1699; m. 2 May 1676 Mary Chapman.
2. John, b. about 1650. 3. Hannah, b. about 1652; bapt. at Had-
dam 7 Mar. 1669. 4. Elizabeth, b. about 1654; m. about 1673
Thomas Spencer. 5. Alice, b. about 1657; d. young. 6. Mary, b.
about 1659; d. young. 7. James, b. 15 Apr. 1662; m. Mary
末末末. 8. Margaret, b. 17 July 1664; m. William Spencer. 9.
Mary, bapt. 11 Mar. 1666; m. 18 Aug. 1685 Samuel Hough.

2. Richard2 Withington (Henry1), of Dorchester, baptized at
Leigh, co. Lancaster, England, 3 May 1618, died at Dorchester
22 Dec. 1701, 鄭ged about 84. He married, about 1648,
Elizabeth2 Eliot, baptized at Nazeing, co. Essex, England,
8 Apr. 1627, died at Dorchester 18 Apr. 1714, daughter of
Philip1 and Elizabeth (Sybthorpe) and niece of Rev. John
Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians.

Richard Withington came with his father and stepmother to
New England, was admitted a freeman 13 May 1640, was elected
a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
in 1646, was deacon of the church in Dorchester in 1668, and
was elected several times as a selectman. He was always
active and prominent in public affairs.

Children, born at Dorchester:

3. i. John, b. 1 July 1649.

4. ii. Ebenezer, b. 7 Sept. 1651.

5. iii. Henry, b. 2 Oct. 1653.

iv. Ann,* b. 24 Aug. 1656; d. at Dorchester 21 Sept. 1723; m. at Dor-
chester, 13 Nov. 1679, as his second wife, James2 Bird, b. in

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Feb. 1644, d. at Dorchester 1 Sept. 1725, s. of Thomas, and
Anne.* Children: 1. Eunice, b. 16 Oct. 1680; d. unm. 3 Aug.
1709. 2. Ebenezer, b. 30 Jan. 1683; d. unm., being killed by a fall
from his horse, 18 Jan. 1703. 3. Bebee, b. 22 May 1686, d. 25
Dec. 1746; m. 3 May 1705 Remember Preston, b. 4 Nov. 1678,
d. 18 May 1755, s. of Daniel and Abigail (Jackson). 4. Priscilla,
b. 10 Apr. 1688; d. unm. 24 Sept. 1723. 5. Henry, b. 20 Mar.
1689/90; d. 5 May 1756; m. about 1714 Ruth Humphrey, b.
4 Aug. 1693, d. 28 Feb. 1746, dau. of Isaac and Ruth (Leadbetter).
6. Thomas, b. I Jan. 1692/3; d. 3 May 1770; m. 18 Dec. 1718
Mary Clap, b. 26 Apr. 1699, d. 6 Apr. 1761, dau. of Samuel and
Mary (Paul).

6. v. Philip, b. 26 Mar. 1659.

vi. Constant (or Constance), b. 16 Nov. 1661; d. s.p., probably at
Falmouth (Portland), Me., about 1720; m. Richard Broad-
ridge of Falmouth, Me. He owned land at Falmouth in 1713,
and was one of the original settlers of the town. From Suffolk
Deeds it appears that Richard and Constant Broadridge con-
veyed, 3 Oct. 1718, all their property and inheritance from Con-
stant's father, Richard Withington, to their dear "cousin," Hannah
Hall (vide infra, 2, vii, 1).

vii. Elizabeth, b. 16 Apr. 1666; d. at Dorchester 12 Aug. 1700; m. at
Dorchester, in 1691, Jonathan2 Hall, b. at Dorchester 8 Apr.
1659, d. there 29 Dec. 1718, s. of Lieut. Richard1 and Elizabeth
(Collier). He m. (2) 4 Apr. 1701 Elizabeth Clap, b. 29 Feb.
1675/6, d. 5 Oct. 1752, dau. of Hopestill, and had by her four
children. Children: 1. Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1692; d. 1 Aug. 1775;
m. 26 Jan. 1719/20 Peletiah Rawson of Braintree and Milton;
eight children. 2. Elizabeth, b. 23 May 1694; d. 4 Sept. 1695.
3. Sarah, b. 19 Sept. 1696; d. unm. 16 July 1714. 4. Martha, b. in
Jan. 1699; d. the same day.

7. viii. Joseph4, b. 15 June 1668.

3. John3 Withington (Richard,2 Henry1) of Dorchester, born at
Dorchester 1 July 1649, died in 1690, being drowned, with
forty-six others of the Dorchester military company, of which
he was captain, in the expedition of Sir William Phips against
Quebec. He married, about 1672, Elizabeth3 Preston,
born about 1653, died at Dorchester 19 Nov. 1722, daughter
of Daniel2 and Mary. She married secondly, 13 Feb. 1695/6,
as his second wife, James2 White, who died 11 Nov. 1713,
son of Edward.1 James White's first wife was Sarah2 Baker
(1, i, 3), daughter of Richard1 and Faith (Withington).

John Withington was made a freeman 7 May 1673, and
was a selectman of Dorchester for three years.

Children, born at Dorchester:

i. Mary, b. 2 Dec. 1673; d. 15 Sept. 1676.

ii. Elizabeth, b. 5 Aug.1676; d. at Dorchester 24 Dec. 1765; m.
about 1700 Humphrey Atherton, b. at Dorchester 26 Jan.
1672/3, d. at Stoughton (Canton) 2 Feb. 1748, s. of Consider
and Anna (Annable.) Children: 1. Elizabeth, b. 14 Apr. 1701;
d. probably 27 Mar. 1747; m. 29 May 1718 Ebenezer Maudesley,
b. 19 May 1695, d. 22 Mar. 1773, s. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth.
2. Humphrey, b. 5 June 1707; d. 17 Nov. 1786; m. (1) 1 Oct.
1730 Anna Field, who d. 6 May 1748; m. (2) 21 Dec. 1749 Mary
Graham. 3. Anna, b. 3 May 1710; d. about 1761; m. Edward
Belcher. 4. John, b. 3 May 1714; d. 4 Oct. 1785; m. in 1741
Rachel Wentworth. 5. Consider, b. 9 Feb. 1716/17; m. 2 July
1744 Mary Bailey.

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iii. Mary, b. 10 Mar. 1678/9; d. 1 Oct. 1679.

8. iv. Richard, b. 1 Aug. 1680.

v. Silence, (twin), b. 15 Jan. 1682; d. 29 Jan. 1682/3.

vi. Submit, (twin), b. 15 Jan. 1682; d. 3 Feb. 1682/3.

9. vii. Samuel, b. 4 May 1684.

viii. Hannah, b. 19 Dec. 1686; d. at Dorchester 30 Apr. 1768; m. 16
May 1708 John3 Baker, b. 25 Nov. 1671, d. 9 Oct. 1746, s. of
John2 (1, i, 2) and Preserved (Trott). Children: 1. Hannah,
9 June 1709; m. 29 Dec. 1730 Benjamin Clapp. 2. John, b. in
1711; d. young. 3. James, b. 24 May 1713; d. 18 Nov. 1776; m.
14 Dec. 1738 Priscilla Paul. 4. John, b. 28 June 1715; d. in Nov.
1798; m. (1) 7 Feb. 1738 Sarah Wiswell; m. (2) 2 Feb. 1790 Jane
Wheeler. 5. Thomas, b. 3 May 1717; d. 28 Dec. 1745; m. 26
July 1739 Ann Mattock (vide infra, 8,.ii). 6. Elijah, b. 14 May
1720; m. Hannah Puffer. 7. George, b. 13 Aug. 1724; d. 4 Mar.
1810; m. (1) 23 Feb. 1747 Ruth Williams; m. (2) 14 Apr. 1753
Mary (Wiswell) Jones (vide infra, 5, i, 3); m. (3) 2 Oct. 1777
Susan Viles.

ix. Susannah, b. 18 Feb. 1689/90; d. 14 Oct. 1762; m. at Dorchester,
11 Aug. 1708, Preserved CapEn, Jr., b. 10 Apr. 1686, d. 18 Oct.
1757, s. of Preserved and Mary (Payson). Children: 1. Preserved,
b. 12 May 1710; d. 29 May 1710. 2. Preserved, b. 2 Nov. 1711;
d. 18 Apr. 1731. 3. Mary, b. 7 July 1714; d. 16 Oct. 1714. 4.
Ebenezer, b. 18 Apr. 1716; m. 9 Nov. 1736 Elizabeth Leeds. 5.
Susannah, b. 20 Jan. 1717/18; m. (1) 16 Jan 1745 Charles Har-
vey, who d. 15 Nov. 1762; m. (2) 16 Dec. 1777, as his third wife,
Nathaniel Langley, who d. 22 Oct. 1779. 6. David, b. 3 Apr.
1720; m. 18 Sept. 1746 Relief Evans (5, iii,4). 7. Elijah, b. 22,
June 1723. 9. Elijah, b. 6 June 1724. 10. Mary, b. 16 July 1729;
d. unm. 19 May 1746.

4. Ebenezer3 Withington (Richard,2 Henry1), of Dorchester,
born at Dorchester 7 Sept. 1651, died there 11 Feb. 1728/9.
He married first Mary 覧, who died s.p. 10 Jan. 1690/1;
and secondly, at Dorchester, 2 Feb. 1692/3, Mary3 Royal,
born at Dorchester 8 Sept. 1670, died there 31 Dec. 1746,
daughter of Isaac2 and Ruth (Tolman).*

Ebenezer Withington was a selectman of Dorchester in 1685,
and was made a freeman 18 Apr. 1690.

Child by second wife:

i. Ebenezer,4 b. 22 Dec. 1693; d. 10 Jan. 1693/4.

 

5. Henry3 Withington (Richard,2 Henry1), of Dorchester, born
at Dorchester 2 Oct. 1653, died there 2 Feb. 1687/8. He
married at Dorchester, 29 May 1684, Sarah Leadbetter,
born at Dorchester 20 Jan. 1659, died there 18 Dec. 1696,
daughter of Henry' and Sarah (Tolman) and sister of De-
liverance Leadbetter, who married her husband's brother,
Joseph (7). Sarah (Leadbetter) Withington married secondly,
at Dorchester, 2 Feb. 1692/3, Ebenezer3 Holmes, born in
1669, died I Feb. 1746, son of Nathaniel2 and Patience (Top-
liffe).

Henry Withington's grandfather, Philip Eliot of Roxbury,

*Her will, proved 7 Jan. 1747, demonstrates conclusively that she married Ebenezer3 Withing-
ton, and not John Bird, as stated in Register, vols. 25 and 39. John Bird probably married Mary,
daughter of Samuel Royal, who was a brother of Isaac.2

Ebenezer Holmes married (2) 5 Aug. 1697 Mary George (vide infra, 6, ix).

 

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in his will, proved 2 Feb. 1660, left to him 5, "Towards the
bringing him up in learning." He was a member of Captain
Johnson's military company in 1675, and was made a freeman
10 Oct. 1677.

Children, born at Dorchester:

i. Sarah,4 b. 13 Apr. 1685; d. 26 Oct. 1769; m. at Dorchester, 8 Oct.
1712, Samuel Jones, Jr., b. at Dorchester 19 Aug. 1682, d. there
29 Jan. 1744, S. of Samuel and Mary (Tucker). Children: 1.
Samuel, b. 7 Mar. 1714; m. 10 Jan. 1739 Mercy Trott. 2. Henry,
b. 20 June 1716; d. unm. 7 May 1736. 3. Stephen, b. 28 Feb.
1718/19; d. 29 Aug. 1750; m. 15 Sept. 1747 Mary Wiswell, who
m. (2), as his second wife,, George Baker (3, viii, 7). 4. Sarah, b.
17 July 1723; d. unm. in Dec. 1803. 5. Mary, b. 5 June 1727;
d. unm. 2 Dec. 1810.

ii. Henry, b. 7 Sept. 1686; probably d. young.

iii Silence (posthumous); b. 19 Apr. 1688; d. at Dorchester 3 Aug.
1729; m. in Boston, 5 May 1708, Matthias Evans, Jr., b. at
Dorchester 3 Nov. 1670, d. there 25 Nov. 1751, S. of Matthias
and Patience (Mede). Children: 1. Sarah, b. 4 June 1709; d.
unm. 18 Feb. 1732. 2. Henry, b. 16 Oct. 1710; d. 6 Sept. 1715.
3. Matthias, b. 31 July 1713; m. 24 Oct. 1738 Waitstill Lyon. 4.
Relief, b. 8 Jan. 1716/17; m. 18 Sept. 1746 David Capen (3, ix, 6).
5. Silence, b. 7 Aug. 1720; d. unm. in Boston in 1754. 6. John,
b. 5 Feb. 1721/2; d. 6 Oct. 1761; m. 30 Jan. 1753 Anna Davis.
7. Mary, b. 9 July 1726. 8. Henry, b. 10 Feb. 1727/8; m. 21 Nov.
1751 Sarah Humphrey.

6. Philip3 Withington (Richard,2 Henry1), of Dorchester, born
at Dorchester 26 Mar. 1659, died there 27 Dec. 1736. He
married first, at Dorchester, 17 Nov. 1682, Thankful Pond,
born at Dorchester 15 Jan. 1661/2, died there 23 Dec. 1711,
daughter of William and Mary (Dyer); and secondly, as it
seems, Sarah 末末末, who died at Dorchester 18 Apr. 1746.

Children by first wife, born at Dorchester:

10. i. John,4 b. 30 Dec. 1683.

ii. Thankful, b. 1 July 1685; d. 27 Oct. 1732; m. 15 Jan. 1710 /11
Daniel4 Stone, b. at Cambridge (Lexington) in 1679, S. of
Daniel3 and Joanna (Parker). He m. (2) 23 Nov. 1758 Mrs. Hannah
Woodcock. Children: 1. Mary, b. 1 Oct. 1713; d. 29 Sept. 1775;
m.15 Mar. 1758 Daniel Holbrook. 2. Thankful, b. 26 June 1717;
m. 覧 Day. 3. Joanna, bapt. 15 Feb. 1718/19. 4. Sergt.
Henry, bapt. 19 Feb. 1720/1; d. 7 June 1784; m. in 1742 Lydia
Wadsworth; he built the first chocolate mill in Dorchester, after-
wards bought by James Baker (vide supra, 1, i). 5. Amity, bapt.
9 June 1723; m. James Smith. 6. Ann, bapt. 2 Jan. 1726/7; m.
Josiah Sumner.

11. iii. Ebenezer, b. 21 Dec. 1687.

iv. Mary, b. 1 Mar. 1689/90; d. at Dorchester 19 Aug. 1734; M. (1)
at Dorchester, 22 Jan. 1712/13, Ebenezer Topliffe, b. at Dor-
chester 14 Feb. 1689/90, d. there 5 Feb. 1721/2, S. of Samuel
and Patience (Trescott); m. (2) at Dorchester, 16 May 1728,
as his second wife, Samuel Leeds, b. at Dorchester 19 Dec. 1679,
d. there 16 Mar. 1744, s. of Joseph and Miriam. Children by
first husband: 1. Jonathan, b. 14 July 1715; d. 28 May 1720.
2. Ebenezer, b. 16 Sept. 1719; m. 29 May 1744 Priscilla Foster.

12. v. William, b. 18 Feb. 1691/2.

vi. Henry, b. 5 Mar. 1693/4; d. 23 Apr. 1701.

vii. Elizabeth, b. in June 1696; d. s.p. at Stoughton (Canton) 30 Apr.
1774; m. at Dorchester, 27 July 1737, as his second wife, Capt.
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28 Dec. 1688, d. at Stoughton 31 July 1760, S. of Peter and Hannah
(Clark) (Prizell).*

vii. Abigail, b. 28 Nov. 1698; m. at Dorchester, 24 Jan. 1722/3, Samuel4 Paul, b. at Dorchester 10 Nov. 1608, d. at Dedham in Mar.
1775, S. of Samuel1 and Hannah (Royal) and brother of Isaac
Paul, who m. Abigail's sister Ann Withington (6, x). Children:
1. Samuel, b. 23 Nov. 1723; d. 22 Feb. 1724/5. 2. Mary, b. 16
Aug. 1725; m. 2 May 1755 her first cousin, Philip Holmes (6, ix, 4),
S. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Withington) 3. Samuel, b. 23 Feb.
1726/7; d. 22 Sept. 1729. 4. William, b. 27 Apr. 1729; m. 14
Dec. 1752 Mary Lewis. 5. Samuel, b. 14 May 1733; d. in 1775;
m. 27 Oct. 1757 his first cousin, Ann Holmes (6, ix, 6), dau. of
Nathaniel and Sarah (Withington). 6. Ebenezer, b. 16 June
1738; m. 24 May 1770 Abigail Talbot. 7. Elizabeth, b. 20 Aug.
1740.

ix. Sarah, b. 17 Aug. 1702; d. at Stoughton 1 Dec. 1756; m. in Boston
or Dorchester, 5 Dec. 1723, Dea. Nathaniel Holmes, b. at
Dorchester 30 Apr. 1698, d. at Stoughton 8 May 1790, S. of
Ebenezer and Mary (George). He m. (2) 15 Nov. 1758 Sarah
Ellis of Dedham, b. 21 June 1699, d. 3 Sept. 1778, dau. of Joseph
and Dorothy. Children: 1. Mary, b. 12 Aug. 1724; d. 23 Apr.
1784; m. 2 Feb. 1748, as his second wife, Abijah White, b. 23 Jan.
1716/17, d. 10 Oct. 1804, S. of Edward and Patience (Bird). 2.
Samuel, b. 4 Sept. 1726; d. (? unm.) 26 May 1786. 3. Nathaniel,
b. 1 Oct. 1728; d. (? unm.) in 1783. 4. Philip, b. 22 Apr. 1731;
d. 2 Mar. 1795, m. (1) 覧; m. (2) 2 May 1755 his first cousin,
Mary Paul (6, viii, 2), dau. of Samuel and Abigail (Withington).
5. Sarah, b. 16 Mar. 1733; d. 23 July 1764; m. Dr. Nathan Buck-
man. 6. Ann, b. 21 Apr. 1736; m. 27 Oct. 1757 her first cousin,
Samuel Paul (6, viii, 5), S. of Samuel and Abigail (Withingtom).
7. John, b. 20 Aug. 1739; d. (? unm.) 22 Feb. 1816. 8. Elizabeth,
b. 22 July 1741; m. Samuel Capen. 9. Obedience, b. 21 Feb. 1745;
m. 8 Dec. 1763 Asa Fisher.

x. Ann, b. 25 Feb. 1704/5; m. at Dorchester, 9 Nov. 1732, Isaac
Paul, b. at Dorchester 19 Sept. 1703, S. of Samuel and Hannah
(Royal) and brother of Samuel Paul, who m. Ann s sister, Abigail
Withington (6, viii). Child: 1. Abigail, b. 28 Sept. 1739; m.
Seth Morton.

xi. Nathaniel, b. in 170; probably d. young.

7. Joseph3 Withington (Richard,2 Henry1), of Dorchester, born
at Dorchester 15 June 1668, died there 3 Aug. 1698. He
married in Boston, 29 Mar. 1693, Deliverance Leadbetter,
born at Dorchester 9 Apr. 1667, died at Milton 16 Nov.
1747, daughter of Henry1 and Sarah (Tolman) and sister of
Sarah Leadbetter, who married her husband's brother, Henry
Withington (5). Deliverance (Leadbetter) Withington mar-
ried secondly, at Milton, 20 Dec. 1703, John Trout.

Joseph Withington was a selectman of Dorchester in 1696.

Children, born at Dorchester:

i. Ann, b. 31 Jan. 1693/4; d. at Milton 4 Sept. 1756; m. at Milton,
4 June 1718, Samuel4 Wadsworth, b. at Milton 13 Dec. 1685,
d . there 19 Nov. 1754, S. of Ebenezer1 and Mary. Children:
1. Nathaniel, b. 16 Oct. 1721. 2. Hepzibah, b. 8 Feb. 1728. 3.
Elijah, b. 6 Sept. 1731; m. in 1754 Susannah Robbins. 4. Ruth,
b. 9 Apr. 1734, d. 17 May 1792; m. 30 Aug. 1758 Jabez Porter,
b. 1 Feb. 1723; d. 28 Jan. 1792, S. of Dea. William and Phebe
(Dorman); two children.

*George Talbot married (1) 18 Feb. 1706/7 Mary Turrell, who died 24 Apr. 1736, daughter
of Daniel and Anna (Barrell). He had nine children by his first wife. (Vide infra, 12, ii.)

children of John and Deliverance (Leadbetter) (Withington) Trott: 1. John, b. 12 Oct.
1704. 2. Deliverance, b. 17 Mar. 1707.

 

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13. ii. Abiel (probably s. of Joseph), b. about I Apr. 1695.

14. iii. Henry, b. 26 May 1696.

iv Abia* (posthumous), b. 23 Nov. 1698;t m. 12 May 1726, as his
second wife, Comfort Foster, b. at Milton 29 June 1689, d. at
Dorchester 30 Jan. 1735/6, S. of Standfast and Abigail (Holman).

Children: 1. William, b. 24 Apr. 1727d. 23 Jan. 1784 m. 1 July
1750 Elizabeth Hunt, b. at Milton 15 May 1728, d. at Dorchester
16 May 1800, dau. of Joseph and Esther (Searl). 2. John, b. 26
Dec. 1733; d. 7 Nov. 1784 or, perhaps, 26 Oct. 1786; m. 9 Oct.
1755 Hannah Downs, b. at Dorchester 11 Oct. 1734, d. there in
Mar. 1787, dau. of Edward and Ruth (Puffer).

8. Richard4 Withington (John,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of Dor-
chester, born at Dorchester 1 Aug. 1680, died there 18 Mar.
1748. He married in Boston, 15 May 1707, Sarah Atherton,
born at Dorchester 8 May 1683, died there 14 Mar. 1762
daughter of Consider and Anna (Annable) and sister of
Humphrey Atherton, who married her husband's sister,
Elizabeth Withington (3, ii).

Children, born at Dorchester:

15. i. Hopestill,5 b. 2 Sept. 1707.

ii. John, b. 10 Apr. 1710; d. s.p. at Dorchester 22 Apr. 1785; m. (1)
at Dorchester, 22 June 1737, Sarah Childs, who d. at Dorchester
10 Mar. 1778; m. (2) at Dorchester, 12 Nov. 1778, Ann (Mat-
tock) Baker, widow of his first cousin, Thomas4 Baker (3, viii,
5). John Withington was a soldier in the Revolution, serving
as a private in the same regiment and company as his brother
Hopestill.

16. iii. Samuel, b. 16 May 1714.

17. iv. Ebenezer, b. 2 Mar. 1718/19.

18. v. Joseph, b. 22 Jan. 1723/4.

9. Samuel4 Withington (John,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of Dorchester,
born at Dorchester 4 May 1684, died 15 Dec. 1726. He
married at Dorchester, 11 July 1715, Abigail Pierce, born
at Dorchester 20 Aug. 1694, died there 23 May 1761,
daughter of John and Abigail (Thompson). She married
secondly, 21 Oct. 1729, Joseph4 Weeks, born 19 Oct. 1701,
died 22 May 1751, son of Joseph3 and Sarah (Sumner).

Samuel Withington's uncle, Ebenezer Withington, was
appointed his guardian 18 Feb. 1696/7, soon after the mar-
riage of Samuel's mother to James White, and the original
letters of guardianship, signed by William Stoughton, Esq.,
then commissioner of probate and afterwards lieutenant
governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, are still in
existence. Samuel Withington was constable at Dorchester
in 1724. One of his great-granddaughters, Mrs. Sarah Breck
(Withington) (Harvey) Fisher (37, iii), wrote that he was
"killed in battle."

Children, born at Dorchester:

*In subsequent records she is called Abiel.

The date of her death has not been found. In Pierce's Foster Genealogy it is stated that she
died 23 Mar. 1810, aged 90; but this is an obvious error and is the date of death of Abiel (Williams)
Foster, widow of Timothy.

Comfort Foster married (1) at Dorchester, 22 July 1712, Eleanor Woods, by whom he had
six children.

Joseph and Abigail (Pierce) (Withington) Weeks had three children, one of whom, Abigail,
married 29 May 1755 Philips Withington (24), son of Ebenezer and Katharine (Mather).

 

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19. i. Samuel,5 b. 10 Apr. 1720.

ii. Silence, stillborn 3 Aug. 1726.

10. John4 Withington (Philip,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of Dorchester
and Stoughton (Canton), miller, born at Dorchester 30 Dec.
1683, died at Stoughton (Canton) 31 Dec. 1772. He mar-
ried at Cambridge, 4 May 1710, Elizabeth Russell, born
about 1688, died 5 Mar. 1771, in her 83d year, daughter of
William and Abigail (Winship).

He lived at Stoughton (Canton) and taught school there.

Children:

i. Abigail, b. at Dorchester in May 1711; m. at Stoughton, 30 Nov.
1732, Abraham Chandler 6f Stoughton, b. at Dorchester
(Stoughton) 26 Sept 1708, s. of Jonathan and Hannah. Child:
1.Jonathan, b. 8 June 1739.

20. ii. William, b. at Dorchester (Canton) 17 Oct. 1715.

21. iii. John, b. at Dorchester (Canton) 7 Mar. 1716/17.

22. iv. Edward, b. at Dorchester (Canton) 3 Dec. 1719.

11. Ebenezer4 Withington (Philip,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of Dor-
chester, tanner, born at Dorchester 21 Dec. 1687, died there 9
Mar. 1747. He married at Dorchester, 1 May 1711, KATH-
Arine4 Mather, born at Dorchester 4 July 1690, died there
1 Oct. 1774, daughter of Joseph3 and Sarah (Clap).

Ebenezer Withington seems to have been associated with
Rev. Mr. Whitefield in the "New Light" movement, as one
of its leaders.

Children, born at Dorchester:

i. Mather, b. 12 Sept. 1712; d. 18 Sept. 1712.

ii. Mather, A.B. (Harvard, 1732), b. 13 Nov. 1714; d. unm. at Dor-
chester 28 Apr. 1736. After taking his academic degree he taught
school at Cape Ann, and shortly before his death he became a
preacher. He was a mathematician and astronomer, predicted
and calculated eclipses for several years, and left manuscripts on
arithmetic, geography, geometry, and astronomy which show un-
usual talent and originality. He acquired a reputation for learning,
eloquence, and piety, remarkable in so young a man.

iii. Thankful, b. 24 Feb. 1716/17; d. unm. 26 Sept. 1782.

23. iv. Ebenezer, b. 19 Oct. 1729.

24. v Philip, b. 3 Dec. 1731.

12. William4 Withington (Philip,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of Dor-
chester, born at Dorchester 18 Feb. 1691/2, died there 4 Jan.
1744/5. He married first, at Dorchester, 13 June 1723, Eliza-
beth4 Blake, born at Dorchester 5 Dec. 1693, died there 9
Oct. 1734, daughter of Joseph3 and Mehitable (Bird); and
secondly, in Boston, 30 Sept. 1735, Deborah Damon, born
at Dorchester 3 Aug. 1708, died at Dedham after 1772, daugh-
ter of Joseph and Elizabeth. She married secondly, 27 May
1746, Jeremiah Fuller of Stoughton, born 2 Nov. 1696, died
at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 13 May 1772, son of Thomas
and Mary (Fisher); and thirdly, at Dedham, 6 Oct. 1772,
Joseph H. Hewens.

Children by first wife, born at Dorchester:

i. Thankful,5 b. 18 Apr. 1724; d. after 1812; m. at Dorchester 4
Dec. 1746, William Marion, b. in Boston 24 Jan. 1725, d. in

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1783, S. of Isaac3 and Rebecca (Knight). His son Nathaniel was
administrator of his estate 11 Feb. 1783. Children: 1. William,
b. 8 Dec. 1747; d. 11 Dec. 1750. 2. Nathaniel, b. 8 Sept. 1749; d.
before 11 Jan. 1797; m. 10 Dec. 1776 Lydia Day. 3. Elizabeth, b.
5 Sept. 1751; d. unm. before 7 Apr. 1812. 4. Thankful. b. 3 Nov.
1753; d. after 1798; m. 23 Apr. 1781 Reuben Manley. 5. Mary
b. 24 Jan. 1756; living unm. in 1798. 6. William, b. 31 May 1758;
d. unm. of smallpox, while a prisoner of war in New York, in
1780. 7. Esther, b. 23 Aug. 1763; living unm. in 1798. 8. Anna,
b. 28 Aug. 1765, m. 14 Oct. 1797 Oliver Shepard. 9. Sarah, b.
25 July 1791 Enoch Drake.

ii. Elizabeth, d. 2 July 1802; m. (1) at Dorchester, 6
Mar. 1746, Ebenezer Talbot, b. at Dorchester (Stoughton) 4
Dec. 1723, d. at Stoughton (Canton.) 26 June 1764, S. of Capt.
George and Mary (Turrell) (6, vii, footnote); m. (2) 7 Nov. 1770
David Fisher of Dedham (Norwood), b. at Dedham 21 June
1705, d. 30 July 1779, s. of Eliezer and Mary (Avery). Children
by first husband: 1. Ruth, b. 11 Dec. 1747; m. 29 Oct. 1765 Ben-
jamin Monk. 2. William, b. 10 Oct. 1749; m. 9 Nov. 1772 Mary
Farrington. 3. Ebenezer, b. 3 Nov. 1751, d. in May 1812, m. 7
Dec. 1779 Elizabeth Fuller. 4. Elizabeth, b. 22 Feb. 1754, m.
27 Dec. 1770 David Fisher. 5. Josiah, b. 10 Oct. 1756. 6. Enoch,
b. 18 June 1758. 7. Rachel, b. 18 Oct. 1759. 8. Jedediah, b. 22
July 1761; d. 21 Mar. 1762. 9. Charlotte, b. 3 Dec. 1762.

iii. Katharine, b. 20 Feb. 1727/8, m. 23 Sept. 1747, William Smith
of Stoughton, b. 14 Apr. 1727, s. of Joseph and Mary (Hawes).
Children: 1. James, b. 12 May 1748. 2. William, b. 1 Mar. 1752.
3. Elijah, b. 10 June 1754. 4. Elizabeth, b. 20 Sept. 1756; d. 18
Nov. 1823; m. 12 June 1776 Saul White.

iv. Mary, b. 1 Dec. 1729, m. at Stoughton, 26 Jan. 1749, Benjamin
Dean of Dedham, perhaps s. of John and Mary and in that case
b. at Dedham 17 July 1717.

Children by second wife, born at Dorchester:

25. v. William, b. 16 July 1736.

26. vi. Philip, b. 24 Feb. 1737/8.

vii. Abigail, b. 27 July 1740; d. probably 12 Feb. 1784; m. at Stough-
ton 15 Jan. 1760, as his second wife, Christopher Wadsworth
of Stoughton, b. 14 June 1733, probable s. of George and Sarah.
Children: 1. Abigail, b. 13 Aug. 1762; m. Samuel Drake. 2. Chris-
topher, b. 7 Apr. 1765; m. (intention recorded 7 Feb. 1787) Ruth
Hayward. 3. Elijah, b. 28 May 1767; d. in 1791. 4. Deborah, b.
6 Nov. 1770; d. in 1799. 5. Jesse, b. 9 June 1773; d. 11 Sept. 1778.
6. Joseph, b. 10 June 1776; d. in 1795. 7. Phoebe, b. 29 Apr. 1778;
d. 27 Sept. 1778. 8. Phoebe, b. 16 Oct. 1779; m. Philip Reynolds.
9. Reuben, b. 23 Feb. 1783; d. in 1796.

viii. Nathaniel, b. 17 Sept. 1743; d. 12 Oct. 1744.

13. Abiel4 Withington (? Joseph,3 Richard,2 Henry1) was born
probably at Dorchester about 1 Apr. 1695, although no rec-
ord of his birth, marriage, or death has yet been found. How-
ever, in the records of the First Church of Dorchester (page
281 of the original records) is an entry of the baptism of
"Abiel, son of Abiel Withington, Jan. , 1720-1." It is
believed by descendants of the Abiel Withington whose
baptism is thus recorded that his father, Abiel, was a son of
Joseph3 (7) and Deliverance (Leadbetter) Withington, be-
cause of a tradition, persisting through many generations,
that one of the ancestors of said descendants was Sarah
(Tolman) Leadbetter, who was the mother of Deliverance,
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Abiel4 Withington (13) may have been due to the fact that it
occurred during the period of controversy between town and
church authorities regarding the keeping of records. In
Suffolk Deeds, lib. 77, fo. 259, an Abiel Withington appears
as a witness to a deed, dated 1 Jan. 1744, from Jacob Cham-
berlain, conveying land to his son Samuel Chamberlain of
Roxbury. Although this witness may have been the son,
Abiel5 Withington, it was probably the father, Abiel4 With-
ington.

Child:

27. i. Abiel,5 bapt. at Dorchester in Jan. 1720/1.

14. Henry4 Withington (Joseph,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of Milton,
Kingston, and Dorchester, born at Dorchester 26 May 1696,
died about Aug. 1780, the inventory of his estate being filed
by his son Joseph 20 Aug. 1780. He married at Scituate,
26 Oct. 1720, MARY BROOK, born at Scituate 15 Dec. 1699,
daughter of Francis and Sarah (Hobart).

Children:

28. i. Josfph,8 b. at Milton 29 Dec. 1722.

ii. Sarah, b. at Milton 22 Oct. 1725; m. at Stoughton (Canton), 1
Dec. 1748, Eliphalet Monk, b. at Dorchester 18 Mar. 1725/6,
s. of Elias, Jr., and Susannah (Blackman) of Stoughton. Chil-
dren: 1. Sarah, b. 29 Aug. 1749. 2. Elijah, b. 6 Feb. 1751; m.
25 Sept. 1777 Anna Wadsworth. 3. Abigail, b. 2 Dec. 1753. 4.
Christopher, b. 14 Oct. 1757; m. 6 Mar. 1783 Hannah Phinney.
5. Eliphalet, b. 27 Mar. 1761; m. (1) 17 July 1783 Mary Clap,
who d. 19 May 1784; m. (2) 16 Dec. 1792 Rachel Paul. 6. Enoch,
b. 27 Apr. 1764; m. (intention recorded 27 Sept. 1784) Silence
Willis.

iii. Mary, b. at Kingston 11 Dec. 1729; d. 12 Apr. 1781; m. (1) at
Dedham, 20 Mar. 1754, Daniel Mclane, of Dedham; m. (2)
15 May 1765, as his second wife, Jonathan Felt of Dedham, b.
3 June 1719, d. 16 May 1777, s. of Joshua and Anne ( Wolcott). Children by first husband: 1. Daniel, b. 18 Dec. 1754. 2. Ben-
jamin, b. 9 Feb. 1756. 3. Deliverance, b. 24 Aug. 1759. Children
by second husband: 4. Lovewell (dau.), b. 25 Feb. 1766. 5. Jacob,
b. 23 Mar. 1768. 6. Chloe, b. 30 June 1770.

iv. Deliverance, b. at Dorchester (South Precinct) 1 Mar. 1731/2.

v. Grace, b. at Dorchester (South Precinct) 16 Feb. 1733/4.

15. Hopestill5 Withington (Richard,4 John,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of
Dorchester, born at Dorchester 2 Sept. 1707, died there 26
Dec. 1778. He married at Dorchester, 11 Feb. 1730/1, Mary
Baker,
born at Dorchester 22 Nov. 1708, died there 28 Feb.
1760, daughter of James and Judith (Clap).

He was elected constable of Dorchester 14 Mar. 1747,
and in his sixty-eighth year served as a private in the Revo-
lution, in Capt. William Holden's company, then commanded
by Lieut. Preserved Baker, in Colonel Robinson's regiment.
He was mustered in on 19 Apr. 1775 and served nine days.

Children, born at Dorchester:

29. i. James,6 b. 3 Jan. 1731/2.

30. ii Thomas, b. 3 June 1733.

31. iii. Elijah, b. 12 Jan. 1734/5.

iv. Sarah, b. 28 Dec. 1737; d. unm. 15 Sept. 1756.

 

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v. Mary, b. 8 Feb. 1739/40; m. in Boston, 5 Dec. 1764, Peter Thayer
of Boston and Randolph, b. at Braintree 5 May 1735, d. 14 Sept.
1805, s. of Peter and Anna (Porter). Children: 1. John, b. 22
Aug. 1765; d. unm. in 1790. 2. Polly, b. 11 Mar. 1768; m. 8
Apr. 1792 Joseph Kingman; three children. 3. Peter, b. 24 Sept.
1771; d. in Dec. 1858; m. in 1795 Unity Hixon of Sharon; six
children. 4. Mordecai, b. 14 Jan. 1773; m. Rachel Thayer; six
children. 5. Asa, b. 26 Feb. 1775; d. 13 June 1852; m. 27 May
1797 Olive Mann; five children. 6. William, b. 26 Mar. 1777;
d. 15 Mar. 1855; m. 25 Apr. 1802 Sally Whitcomb; six children. 7
Elisha, b. 29 July 1780; m. in 1809 Mary Tyler; four children.

vii. John (twin), b. 13 July 1743; d. 30 Sept. 1743.

vii. Judith (twin), b. 13 July 1743; d. s.p.; m. at Dorchester, 6 July
1788, as his third wife, Francis DeLuce.

Viii. Elizabeth., b. 3 Aug. 1745; d., apparently s.p., at Dorchester,
probably in 1817; m. at Dorchester, 19 Mar. 1767, Edward
White, b. at Dorchester 25 Feb. 1745/6, s. of Edward and Eleanor
(Jones).

16. Samuel5 Withington (Richard,4 John,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of
Dorchester, born at Dorchester 16 May 1714, died there 21
Dec. 1775. He married at Dorchester, 17 Dec. 1750, Eliza-
beth Champney, who died at Dorchester 9 Aug. 1805.
He was constable of Dorchester in 1751, and was a soldier
in the Revolution, serving as a sergeant in the same regiment
and company as his brother Hopestill.

Child:

i. Elizabeth, b. at Dorchester 13 Jan. 1752; d. there 12 June 1827;
m., according to the statements of descendants, Samuel With-
ington, one of her relatives, but no record of this marriage has
been found. Child: 1. Phinehas, b. at Dorchester 1 June 1781;
d. there 25 Jan. 1825; m. at Dorchester, 12 Oct. 1806, Mary
Preston Moseley (23, iii, 1), q.v., b. 20 Sept. 1784, d. at Dor-
chester 11 Oct. 1867, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Withington).*

17. Ebenezer5 Withington (Richard,4 John,3 Richard,2 Henry1),
born at Dorchester 2 Mar. 1718/19, probably died at Dorches-
ter 19 Aug. 1806. He married Mary 覧覧, who probably
died soon, as he lived as a hermit for many years in a hut
in "Sodom," on the shore of Nantasket Bay, and was known
as "Old Straddlebug."

Child:

i. Esther,6 b. 25 Dec. 1751; d. 15 Jan. 1752.

18. Joseph5 Withington (Richard,4 John,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of
Dorchester, born at Dorchester 22 Jan. 1723/4, died there,
probably 2 Jan. 1801. He married first, in Boston, 1 Feb.
1749, Elizabeth Harrod, who died at Dorchester in Jan.
1798; and probably secondly, in Boston, 23 Nov. 1798, Abi-
gail Elmes.

He was a soldier in the Revolution, with a record of long
and distinguished service.

*Phinehas and Mary Preston (Moseley) Withington had two children: 1. Sarah Moseley.
b. 18 Oct. 1807; m. 14 Apr. 1831 Dr. Cranston Howe of Marlborough. 2. Franklin, b. 23 Apr.
1810; d. 7 Feb. 1861; m. (1) 22 Oct. 1836 Mary A. Brasier; m. (2) Rebecca T. Gregory.

He picked up one of the chests of tea which had been thrown overboard by the Boston Tea
Party and had been washed ashore, and some members of the Party, in searching for him in order
to confiscate the tea and discipline him for using it, visited by mistake his second cousin,
Philip Withington (24).

 

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Children, by first wife, born at Dorchester:

i. Ann, b. 24 Jan. 1750; probably d. young.

ii. Joseph, b. 13 Aug. 1752; d. s.p. 18 Oct. 1793; m. at Dorchester,
27 Nov. 1782, Dorcas Black. She m. (2) 6 July 1784 Jacob
Lufkin of Braintree.

iii. Benjamin, b. 13 Sept. 1753; d. unm. at Dorchester 16 Jam. 1773.

iv. James, b. 28 Feb. 1758; apparently d. s.p.; m. 18 July 1784 Hannah
Green. She probably m. (2) in Boston, 11 Apr. 1805, John
Pitcher.

v. William, b. 8 June 1761; d. 14 June 1761.

19. Samuel5 Withington (Samuel,4 John,3 Richard,2 Henry1), of
Dorchester, born at Dorchester 10 Apr. 1720, died there
29 Oct. 1781. He married at Dorchester, 19 Mar. 1746,
Jane Kelton, born at Dorchester 2 Apr. 1728, died there
13 Aug. 1807, daughter of Edward and Mary (Paul).

He was constable at Dorchester in 1751, and he and his
older sons, Samuel, Ebenezer, Edward, and Lemuel, were sol-
diers in the Revolution. Original records of baptisms at Dor-
chester from 1748 to 1781 and of deaths from 1732 to 1781,
kept by him and in his own handwriting, are still preserved.*

Children, born at Dorchester:

32. i. Samuel, b. 8 Feb. 1747.

ii. Mary, b. 30 Mar. 1750; d. 27 Sept. 1750.

iii. Mary, b. 25 Nov. 1751; d. 10 Jan. 1752.

33. iv. Ebenezer, b. 23 Sept. 1753.

34. v. Edward, b. 23 May 1755.

35. vi. Lemuel, b. 25 Oct. 1757.

vii. Hannah, b. 12 Jan. 1760; d. 20 Mar. 1760.

viii. Nathaniel, b. 22 July 1761; d. 8 Sept. 1775. He was blind from
birth or early childhood.

36. ix. Phinehas, b. 23 June 1764.

37. x. Lewis, b. 27 Dec. 1766.

38. xi. Enos, b. 16 Mar. 1769.

xii. Lucy, b. 18 May 1771; d. at Brookline 7 Nov. 1845; m. 10 Nov.
1791 Dea. John Robinson Of Brookline, b. at Dorchester 19
July 1763; d. at Brookline 13 Jan. 1855, S. of James and Sarah
(Breck). Children: 1. Lucy, b. 10 Oct. 1792; d. 7 Feb. 1793. 2.
Jane Kelton, b. 30 Sept. 1795; d. 6 Jan. 1866; m. (1) 18 May
1820 Asa Bugbee; m. (2) 21 Dec. 1837 George Holbrook. 3.
Sarah Breck, b. 29 Mar. 1798; d. 24 June 1798. 4. Lucy, b. 22
Dec. 1799; d. 19 Feb. 1858; m. 13 Aug. 1822 Drury Fairbanks.
5. John, b. 8 Nov. 1802; m. 15 Oct. 1834 Hannah Perkins. 6.
James, b. 16 Dec. 1805; m. 24 Nov. 1830 Lydia B. Tilden. 7.
Samuel Albert, b. 17 Oct. 1809; m. (1) 19 May 1840 Louisa Welch;
in. (2) 2 Apr. 1850 Sophia S. Clapp.

[To be continued]

*An old manuscript copy of these baptisms, evidently made after Samuel Withington's death
and continued for several years thereafter, was found a few years ago and was published in Regis-
ter, vol. 68, pp. 215-
238 and 309-321.