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PREFACE.

Another year is drawing to a close, and time, in its onward course, has brought us to the point whence it has been customary for the editor of the Genealogical Register to look back upon the field of his labors, to make his obeisance to the Public, return thanks for the indulgence which has kept even pace with his steps, and to crave the continuance of that indulgence for the ensuing year.

But to the present Editor — an untried traveller upon the course of popolar favor — the return of this season of retrospection brings a novel task. He finds himself obliged, for the first time, to appear before the patrons of the Register, to most of whom he is a stranger, and to explain his connection with a work, which has generally been considered the foster-child of one far more worthy of the Editorial chair.

In the month of January last the subscriber was appointed " Chairman of the Publishing Committee of the N. E. Historic-Genealogical Society, and ez-officio Editor of the Genealogical Register." Since that appointment he has devoted a considerable portion of his time, and such talents as he possessed, to the discharge of the duties of his responsible office, cheered by the hope that his efforts might not be entirely unsuccessful, and that his labors might not be wholly unacceptable to an enlightened community. Fortunate, indeed, must he consider himself, in having had the benefit of the counsel and aid of one, whose long experience eminently qualified him for an adviser; one who, as Publisher of the Register, still continued to watch with anxious solicitude over the interests of this favorite object of his care.

The first (January) number of this year, was issued under the auspices of Mr. Drake. For the remaining three numbers - April, July, and October -- the subscriber is alone responsible. Sufficient reason for the particolarity of this statement will be found in the fact, that the Publisher has been called to account for articles which he had never seen until they were in print, and been favored with comments, which, if made at all, should have been addressed to the Editor.

And now, inasmuch as his good friend the Publisher reminds him that he should like to say a few words to his patrons, the Editor hastens, in conclusion, to return his grateful acknowledgments to all who have in any way lent him assistance; and to assure them that their kindness and attention will ever be remembered by their obedient servant,

WILLIAM THADDEUS HARRIS. Cambridge, Mass.,

Oct. 1, 1849.

OUR WORK.

Having brought a third volume of the NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL, GENEALOGICAL, AND ANTIQUARIAN REGISTER to a close, a word or two may be expected from its Publisher to those patrons who have continued to sustain him thus far; and so long as he has the privilege of saying what he pleases, it is his own fault whether he says nothing, or whether he speaks acceptably on the occasion.

That we have not exactly satisfied ourself, we are free to confess. Owing to circumstances which have occurred since we wrote our last preface, (to the second volume,) we have, in some measure, been compelled to depart from the fundamental principles therein laid down; and furthermore, circumstances are still such, that it is judged best not to make any new promises, that we may be sure not to break any :— but to say to our patrons, one and all, that so long as we continue our labors in this way, we shall do all in our power to make the work what it should be; namely, a TREASURY OF MATERIALS; to which all the sons of New EngLAND may, with the utmost confidence, appeal, for the HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES of their ANCESTORS.

Whatever (if any thing) may be contained in the present volume not generally desirable, it is the humble opinion of the Publisher, that, as a whole, it will be one of the most permanent value. The complete list of FREEMEN from the records of the General Court of Massachusetts is nowhere else to be found in print; and we are persuaded that this feature of the volume alone will give it a value above the cost of the whole subscription of all the volumes thus far; especially, as the accuracy of the list cannot be questioned, nay, will not be, guaranteed, as it is, by the name that accompanies it.

It is not proposed to point out faults in what we have done, for we doubt not too many will readily present themselves to such as seek for them. We only desire to remind such co-workers, that while errors, mistakes, and omissions are easily detected, and easier denounced, it would become them quite as much, were they to give due credit for the many that have been aroided.

Should any be disposed to complain that we have printed some genealogies in a more extended form tha will be expedient hereafter to do, we must in the present case reply, that it is not done at the expense of our subscribers, inasmuch as we have extended our number of pages to comprehend them.

THE PUBLISHER. Boston, 56 Cornhill,

1 October, 1849.

GENERAL INDEX.

A Genealogical Problem, 344

Coffin's History of Newbury, 202
Almanacs, of John Tully, 159

Congregationalists and Presbyterians, conference
American Almanac, 99-100

for the reconciliation of the, 110
American Colonies, Bray's missions in the, 110 Connecticut, Archives of, 167-8
Amherst College, Memorial of, 406

Deaths, 101-3, 192-200, 286-96, 406-8; in Cambridge,
Andover, marriages in, 65-8

281-2; Northampton, 175-6, 898-400; Wren.
An Old Printing Press, 45

tham, 312
"Antiquary” and the N. E. Primer, 210-11 Declaration of Independence, Signers of, 168
Appeal in behalf of Widow Farrar, 186-6, 211-13 Deer, Frobisher's encounter with, 15
A Record for Imitation, 147

Deputies, from Newbury, 202, 203, 204
Arms, of the families of Deane, 375, 376; Pease, 27,

Records of the House of, 203, 205
29; Rolfe, 149, Tully, 157.

Doddridge's Notes on Virginia and Pennsylvania, 26
Art-Union Journal, 285

Domesday Survey, 149
Attleborough, Crane's Centennial at, 403

Doncaster, origin of the name, &c., 9-10
Autobiographical Notice of Rev. 8. Brown, 374 Dover, N. H., seizure of Indians at, and its conse-
Autographs, 28, 163, 237, 38, 384, 5, 6, 390, 394, 395

quences, 256, 258, 260
A Word to Modernizers, 22

Dublin, N. H., History of, 212
Barnstable. First Settlers of, 84-7, 133-6, 271-5 Dudley Genealogies and Family Records, 98
Barrow's Aretic Voyages, 14

Early Records, of Andover, 65-8; Boston, 38-40;
Bible of John Rogers, 373

Braintree, 126-7, 247-8; Branford, 153-4 ; Cam-
Biographical Notices, of Rev. James Allen, 119; Rev. bridge, 248; Middlesex County, 181-2, 401;

William Bates, D. D., 110; the Belcher family, Northampton, 175.6, 398-400; Suffolk County,
281-2; Rev. Simon Bradstreet, 113; Thomas 77-82, 177-80, 265-8; Weymonth, 71-2, 166,
Brattle, 112 ; Rev. William Brattle, 114; Rev. 269-70; Woodbury, Conn., 69-70; Wrentham,
Thomas Bray, D. D., 110; Rev. Edward Brooks, 31-2
401, Rev. William Burkitt, 111; Hon. James Earthquake at Port Royal, 299
Burrill, 326; Rev. Edmund Calamy, D. D., 110; Endless Genealogies, to be avoided, 238
Ezekiel Cheever, 105-6; Chikataubut, 332-3; England, Kings and Queens of, 88
Rev. Thomas Clarke, 118; Cutshamekin, 339 Epitaphs. 10, 40, 46, 58, 62, 125, 128-32, 148, 150,
Rev, John Danforth, 118; Rev. Samuel Deane, 152, 262-4, 276-8, 344, 358-9
386-6; Hon. Silas Deane, 381-2; Hon. Joseph Errata, 2, 97, 200, 274, 275, 352, 359
Dort, 312; Early Physicians of Marietta, O., Evangelical Treasury, suggested by Colman, 228
47-55, 137-47; Rev. Ezekiel Emerson, 312-13; | Expectanda, Beverly's, 110
Rer. Robert Fleming, 115; Dr. Samuel Fuller. First Settlers, of Barnstable, 84-7, 133-6, 271-5;
219; Rev. Francis Gastrell, D. D., 111; Maj. Hingham, 104 ; Salisbury, 55-7
Gen. Daniel Gookin, 123–5; Rev. Joseph Hill, Fort Stanwix, treaty of, 64
109; Rov. John Hough, D.D., 110; Rev. John Freeman's Oath, 41, 89-90
Howe, 109; Josiah Wampatuck, 339-41; Hon. Freemen in New England, 41-5, 89-96, 187-94, 239-
and Rev. John Leverett, 106; Rev. Nathaniel 46, 345-52
Mather, 110 ; Hon. Calvin Pease, 390-2; Capt. Frobisher's Straits, discovery of, 15; visited, 17
Levi Pease, 392-3; Rev. Ebenezer Pemberton, Genealogical Society, Officers of the, for 1849, 104;
107; Ebenezer Rawson, 306-7; Secretary Ed. Donations to the, 104, 200, 418; its meetings, 104
ward Rawson, 201-8; Dea. Edward Rawson, Genealogies of the Families of Breck, 104 ; Butler,
310; Rev. Grindal Rawson, Jr., 304; Rev. 73-6, 353-8; Deane, 375-87; Peabody, 359-73;
Grindal Rawson, 20. 308 ; Rebecca Rawson, Pease, 27-31, 169-76, 233-8, 390-8; Rawson,
298–9; William Rawson, 299 ; Miss Elizabeth 297-330 ; Rolfe, 149-52 ; Tully, 167-63; Wycom
Singer, 112, Hon. William Stoughton, 117-18;
Rev. Moses Taft, 811-12 ; Michael Taintor, 154 ; Gilbert, Sir Humphrey, his " Discourse," 13
Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth, 121 ; Rev. Samuel Gloucester Church, 157
Willard, 119-21; Rev. Daniel Williams, 110. God with the Aged, a Sermon, 401
See Obitunty.

“Gold-Finders,” accompany Frobisher, 17
Boston, Second Church in, sends Colman to New Gospel Order Revived, 220-2; Roply to, 222

port, R. 1., 107 ; Colman's services to, 229-30; Griggs Family, information respecting the, desired,
Market, Small Pox, and Schools in, 230

200
Boston Almanac, Dickinson's, 102

Groton, Academy at, 284-5
Boston Grammar School, 105, 106

Gunpowder, Rawson and, 202, 204
Boston Records, 38-40, 126-7, 247-8

Hall's Island, visited in search of gold, 17
Boston Weekly News Letter, 183

Harvard College, 106, 112, 228, 282, 405 ; Com-
Braintree, Early Records of, 126-7, 247-8

mencement Theses, in 1695, 101 ; First De-
Bradford, Conn., Early Records of, 163-4

grees in Divinity at, 114; Stoughton a benefac-
Brattle Street Church, historical notices of, 112-13, tor to, 118; Willard Vice-President of, 119-20,
115-22, 220-3; Colman's bequest to, 227

282; Wadsworth President of, 121; Bequests
Bray, Vicar of, 70

to, 181, 228 ; Colman chosen President of, 223-5
Breck Genealogy, in progress, 104

Hist. Sketches of Middleborough, 213-20, 330-44
Bristol, Barrett's History of, 149

Houghton Bubble, burst at last, 404
Burying-Grounds, at Allyn's Point, 125 ; Concord, Huron Village, Indian Council at, 64

68; Copp's Hill, 58, 344; Goshen, N. Y., 62 ; Indian Charity School, at Lebanon, 59, 61; Indian
Harwich, Eng., 150; Haverhill, 152; Salem, Councils, 64; Indian Deeds, 69-70, 183; Indian

128-32, 276-8; Woburn, 46, 148, 262-4, 358-9 Summer, 26; Indian War Papers, 23-5, 163–5,
Calary's Ejected Ministers, 298

255, 257-8, 259, 260
Cambridge, Early Records of, 248 ; Deaths in, 281-2 Indians, Frobisher's intercourse with, 15-16, 17-18;
Charlestown, Grammar School of, 105; Bradstreet their ravages, 61, 176, 196, 235, 255-61, 287, 315,
toinister in, 113

360; number of, in Middleboro', 214 ; mortal-
Chechiebowick River, Rawson's grant at, 202

ity among the, 215, 333; troubles between the
Cheeverian Education, 106

Pilgrims and, 216-19; their food, 216; war with
Chemung, Battlo of, 62-3

the, predicted, 254-6; seizure of, at Dover,
Cherry Valley, burning of, 360

N. H., and its consequences, 256, 258, 260 ;

man, 33-8

Grindal Rawson preaches to the, 301; their re. Dutee J. Pearce, 294; Rev. John Pierre, 408 ;
sorts in Middleborough, 332 ; sell their lands, John Salmon, Esq., 199; Dea. Nath'l Sampson,
333-4; and disappear, 335-6 ; their relics, 336; 294 ; William J Snelling, 103 ; Mrs. Nancy 0.
lands, &c., not to be purchased of, 338; anec- Stearns, 295 ; John H. Stott, 408; Rev. William
dote concerning, 383; surprise of, 399. See B. Tappan, 295 ; Tehoragwanegen, alias Tbos.
Praying Indians.

Willians, 103 ; 'Benjamin F Thompson, Esq.,
Inscriptions. See Epitaphs.

200; Mrs. Sarah Trask, 295; Mrs. Mary L.
Ipswich Grammar School, 105

Ware. 296; Silas Warren, 296.
Jersey Prison Ship, 293, 324

Old South Church, in Boston, 107
Josselyn Family, additional note on the, 97 Order of the Gospel, by I. Mather, 220
Journal of the Pilgrims, Cheever's, 282-4

Pascataqua, sketch of the early history of, 250-3
King William's War, 258-61

Passengers for Virginia, 184, 388-90
Last of the Signers, 168

Pease *s Point (Elgartown), 29
Lawrence Academy, Catalogue of, 284-5

Pecoit, Rawson's grant at, 202
Laws, amendinents of, 204

Pedigrees of Ashley, 256 ; Belcher, 281-2 ; Bigelow,
Leaves from Margaret Smith's Journal, 405

196 ; Brooks, 401; Dana, 287 ; Dende, 199, Drake,
London, Refugees in, 82-3

197-8; Eddy, 334 ; Farrar, 211-12; French, 292;
Longevity, 152

Leverett, 106; Lougee, 407 ; Otis, 103 ; Perse,
Maive, events in the early history of, 250-61 ; His- 28 ; Perkins, 408 ; Plumer, 294 ; Rawson, 201 ;

tories of, by Greenleaf and Williamson, 313 Rolfe, 149 ; Smith, 295 ; Sullivan, 63; Taintor,
Malden, Instructions to her Representative, 279-80 155-6; Willard, 282
Manifesto Church, origin of the name, 117

Philip's War, 255-8 : origin of, 342-4
Marietta, O., early Physicians of, 47-565, 137-47 Pilgrims of Plymouth, their troubles with the In-
Marriages and Deaths, 100-3, 195-200, 285-96, 406-8; dians, 216-19
in Andover, 65-8

Pirates, capture of, 31
Martha's Vineyard, Pease's H story of, 398

Platform of Church Discipline, 112, 115
Maryland Gazette, 45

Plough Patent, so called, 251
Massachusetts, secretaries of, 202, 205 ; laws amend. Plymouth, mills erected at, 378

ed, 204 ; and the King's Commissioners, 880; Poetry, 22, 33, 98, 106, 112, 168, 181, 281, 402, 407
first line of stages and turnpike in, 392

Portraits, 9, 105, 201, 297
Massachusetts Quarterly Review, 100

Praying Indians, Randolph's statements with re-
Memoir of the Wight Family, 404-5

gard to the, 206-7
Memoirs, of Rev. Benjamin Colman, 105-22. 220-32 ; Presbyterians, See Congregationalists.

Sir Martin Frobisher, 9-22; Maj. Charles Frost, Primer, New England, 209-11

249-62 ; the Tully Family of daybrook, 157-63 Proverbs, 87, 238
Memorial of the Rawson Family, 201, 297, 301, 302, Providence, Rawson Fountain Company at, 310

303, 304, 305, 309, 310, 311, 316, 323, 324, 326, Psalms, versions of the, 182-3
327, 405

Publications, Notices of New, 97-100, 281-5, 401-5
Merry Mount, a Romance, 405

Quakers, persecution of, 207
Miami Rapids, Indian Council at, 64

Kawsou Family Bible, 201. 299
Middlesex County, Ct., Field's History of, 159, 304 Revolution in N. E. Justified, 208
Middlesex County, Mass., abstracts of Records in, Roxbury Church and the Psalms, 182-8
181-3, 401

Schoharie, Indian ravages at, 68
Minnisink, attacked by the Indians, 61

Shakers, of New Lebanon, N. Y., 234
Modernizers, a word to, 22

Sherburne, Morse's genealogy of inhubitants of, 212
Namasket, See Middleborough.

Signers, last of the, 168
Naomi, or Boston Two Hundred years Ago, 405 Sinall Pox Inoculation, 230
Never Too Late, 232

Smith's Falmouth Journals, 385
New England, growth of toleration in, 112; John- Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 228

son's Plistory of, 205 ; revolutions of govern Society for Propagating the Gospel, 205, 206, 228, 301
ment in, 207-8, 252-3, 258; Dermer's visit to Spanish possessions, E.glish expedition against,
215 : first Representative Legislative Assemblies 19-20
in, 341

Speed's “ Historie of Great Britaine," 18
New England Freemen, 41-5, 89-96, 187-94, 239-46, Spirit of '76, 279-80
345-52

Stow's "General Chronicle of England," 13
New England Primer, 209-11

Sudbury, Indians sell lands in, 183
New England Version of the Psalms, 132

Suffolk County, Rawson Recorder of, 207
New England's Jonas Cast up, &c., 41

Surnames, 278-9
New Hampshire Register, Lyon's, 100

Swansea, vulgarly called Scanzey, 343
New Haven Plantation Covenant, 105

Tate and Brady's Version of the Pealms, 182, 183
Newtown, battle of, 62-3

[17 | The Year's Remembrances, 281-2
North west Passage, attempts to discover, 11, 13-14, Tory outrage, 235
Notices of New Publications, 97-100, 281-5, 401-5 “ Trinitie and Minion," voyage of, in 1536, 9
Oach, freeman's, in N. E., 41, 89-90

Tully's Almanacs, 159
Oath of Fidelity, list of persons who took, 401 Virginia, visited by Frobisher, 20 : Passengers for,
Obituary Notices, of Miss Elizabeth Abbott, 196 ; 184, 388-90

Jonathan Alder, 196 ; Dea. Francis Appleton, Walker on the Sufferings of the Clergy, 297
406 ; Dr. Moses Appleton, 406 ; Maj. William Ware, Hyde's Hist. Address at, 98
Ashley, 286-7; Rev. Daniel Baker, 183-4 ; Ben- Welles, or Wells, Family, History of the, 98
jamin Bigelow, Esq., 196-7 ; Lot 'E. Brewster, Westchester County, Botrou 's Hist. of, 99
Esq., 406-7; Hon. Peter C. Brooks, 401-3; Gen. Weymouth, Early Records of, 71-2, 166, 269-70
Henry Burbeck, 101-2; Chas Chauncey, Esq., Whately, Temple's Ecclesinstical History of, 403-4
407 ; Rev. Sylvester Dana, 287-8; Samuel H. Wheelock's Narrative of the Indian Charity School,
Davis, 288-9; Prof. James Dean, 197 ; Samuel
N. Dickinson, 102; Noah Drake, 197-8; Wil. Will of Matthew Day, 181-2: Richard Haffeld, 156 :
liam Drake, 197; Hon. Timothy Farrar, 289- Elizabeth Pease, 170-1: Brian Pendleton, 122-
91 ; Mrs Sarah French, 292 ; Hon. Albert Gal- 3: Simon Stone, 182
latin, 407; Frederick Hardwick, 407; Miss Sa. Wills, in Suffolk County, 77-82, 177-80, 265-8
rah D. Harris, 198; David C. Hinman, 292 ; Wonder-working Providence of Sion's Saviour, 205
Jonathan Kidney, 292-3; Samuel Larkin, Esq., Woodbury, Conn., ancient deeds in, 69-70: Coth.
198; David Loring, 198 ; Hon. Theodore Ly- ren's History of, 69
man, 407 ; William Manning, 407-8; Gen. John Wyoming, Massacre of, 287, 316 : Dana's History of,
Mason, 198-9; Lieut. Thomas Mills, 199; Hon. 288
David L. Morrill, 199; Benjamin Mulliken, | Yale College, 229
293-4; Hon. Harrison Gray Otis, 103 ; Hon. Year's Remembrances, The, 281-2

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NEW ENGLAND

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL

AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER:

VOL. III.

JANUARY, 1819.

NO. I.

MEMOIRS OF SIR MARTIN FROBISHER, KNIGHT.

1536 to 1594.

One of the most determined, resolute, and practical men of the time of Queen ELIZABETH was MARTIN, afterwards SIR MARTIN FROBISH- . ER.* But we scarcely know which we should most admire, the man who, through a period of fifteen years, struggled with adversity and all kinds of disappointments before he could find himself able to undertake a voyage of discovery, or the man who travelled two hundred milest (in those days) to learn the truth of such discoveries, that he might be enabled to transmit an account of them to posterity.

It is often the case that great men who have been benefactors of mankind, have gone off the stage without leaving behind them any key to their parentage or ancestry. Many took no pains to transmit any account of themselves, while many others may have left accounts, but which, owing to some one of numerous accidents, have been lost or destroyed. And thus Martin FroBISHER comes to us late in life, as is judged, without telling us whence he came; and when he leaves us, his death is merely mentioned by the chroniclers, because they could not well avoid it.

It is pretty certain that Frobisher was born in or near Doncasterf in

* Like almost every other name which would admit of permutations, that of Frobisher was in early times written with great variation; but there is probably little doubt, if any, that the name was originally derived from the occupation of a polisher of arms. It was most probably imported from France. A sword-cutler is called in that country a fourbisseur. . Hence the name was of old often written Furbisher, which was more correct than that which obtained.

† Hakluyt's Voyages, iii. 169-70. Hakluyt himself tells us that he made such a journey to learn an account of the voyage of " The Trinitie and Minion” in 1536, “set forth by Master Hore of London," upon discoveries in the North. HAKLUYT made his journey of two hundred miles to see the only survivor of the voyage, of the termination of which he thus speaks: “ They arrived at $. Ives in Cornwall about the ende of October, from thence they departed unto a certain castle belonging to Sir John Luttrell, where Master] Thomas Buts, and M. Rastall, and other gentlemen of the voyage, were very friendly enteriained; after that they came to the Earl of Bathe at Bathe, and thence to Bristol, so to London. M. Buts was so changed in the voyage with hunger and miserie, that Sir William his father, and my Lady bis mother, knew him not to be their sonne, until they found a secret mark, which was a wart upon one of his knees, as he told me, Richard Hakluyt of Oxford, himself; to whom I rode 200 miles to learn the whole trueth of this voyage from his own mouth, as being the onely man now (about 1589) alive that was in this discoverie.” The voyage spoken of was to Newsoundland. We use the edition of Hakluyt in 5 vols., 460, 1809-12.

| So named from its situation upon the Don or Dun; hence Don Castle was originally understood, that is, the castle upon the Don. The castle has long been in ruins. The

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