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ton in 1680. John Hubbard, who was graduated in 1695, is supposed to have been a son of John or Nathaniel; as was Nathaniel Hubbard, who was graduated in 1698. Margaret married John Pynchon, Esq. of Springfield, where she died 11 November, 1716. Her children were John, born at Ipswich, who had a large family, and died 12 July, 1742; Margaret, who married Capt. Nathaniel Downing, and William, born at Ipswich, 1689, married Catharine, daughter of Rev. Daniel Brewer, and died 1 January 1741, leaving a number of children, of whom William was graduated in 1743. Allen, Biog. Dict. Art. HUBBARD. Eliot, do. Holmes, Annals of America, i. 490. Hutchinson, Hist. Mass. ii. 147. 1 Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc. vii. 253. x. 32-35. Ibid. 2d Series, ii. Editors' Preface to Hist. N. E. Rev. Joseph B. Felt, MS. Letter.

5. SAMUEL BELLINGHAM, M. D., son of Richard Bellingham, governor of Massachusetts colony, was born in England, and probably accompanied his father to this country in 1634. Having completed his academical studies and taken his first degree, he commenced the study of medicine, and repaired to Europe, to enjoy those advantages in completing his professional studies, which New-England did not at that time afford. He appears to have been in England in 1660, about which time he met with Increase Mather, then on a tour in that country, and they entered into an arrangement to travel in company on the continent. But he was soon after obliged to go to Holland on some sudden emergency, and Mr. Mather considered himself as released from the engagement. Mr. Bellingham however, afterwards travelled on the continent; was sometime at Leyden, and obtained from that university the degree of Doctor of Medicine. It is believed that he visited his friends in New-England once or

twice after he first left it. He finally settled in London, where he married the Widow Savage, and lived until he was between 70 and 80 years of age. He was the only son of Gov. Bellingham who survived his father. MS. documents. Remarkables of Dr. Increase Mather, 22. Mather, Magnalia, ii. 23.

6. JOHN WILSON was son of Rev. John Wilson, the first minister of the First Church in Boston, and grandson of Rev. William Wilson, D. D., prebendary of St. Paul's in London, whose wife was neice of Edmund Grindal, archbishop of Canterbury. He was born in London in Sept. 1621, came with his father to New-England on his second voyage hither. Dr. Cotton Mather gives the following account of an accident which happened to him in his early years. "When a child, he fell upon his head, from a loft, four stories high, into the street, from whence he was taken up for dead, and so battered and bruised and bloody with his fall, that it struck horror into the beholders: but Mr. Wilson [the father] had a wonderful return of his prayers in the recovery of the child, both unto life and unto sense; insomuch that he continued unto old age, a faithful, painful, useful minister of the Gospel." After preaching several years, he was invited to assist Rev. Richard Mather, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and was ordained as his "coadjutor" in 1649. Johnson calls him pastor to the church at Dorchester. He continued at this place two years after his settlement, and then removed to the neighboring town of Medfield, where he was minister forty years. He died 23 August, 1691, at the age of 70. He preached the Artillery Election sermon in 1668, but it was not printed, and it does not appear that he ever published any thing.

Mr. Wilson married Sarah Hooker, daughter


of Rev. Thomas Hooker, of Hartford ConnectiHis son John was baptized in his grandfather Wilson's church at Boston, 8 July, 1649. His children born in Medfield were, Thomas, 1652; Elizabeth, in 1653; Elizabeth, 2d in 1656, who married Rev. Thomas Weld of Dunstable; Increase; John, 2d. in 1660, who resided in Braintree, and was probably the same who was one of his majesty's justices there in 1705; and Thomas, 2d. in 1662. Another daughter is said to have been Susan, the wife of Rev. Grindal Rawson, who was graduated in 1678.

Several of the descendants of Mr. Wilson have been educated at Harvard. Mather, Magnalia, i. 288. Harris, Memorials of the First Church in Dorchester, 16. Records of the First Church in Boston. Medfield Town Records. Whitman, Hist. Artill Co. 142. Savage, Notes in Winthrop, i. 222, 310, 311. Johnson, Hist. N. E. 165. F. Jackson, MS. Extracts from Records.

7. HENRY SALTONSTALL, M. D., son of Sir Richard Saltonstall, one of the patentees and first settlers of Massachusetts, was born in England, and accompanied his father to New-England in 1630. In 1639, he was admitted a member of the Artillery Company in Boston, and was probably one of the youngest of the company at that time. Three years after, he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Harvard, and soon left the country. He went to England, studied medicine, and in 1644 visited Holland. He was in Italy in 1649, and received from the University of Padua, the degree of Doctor of Medicine. In June, 1652, he received a similar honor from the University of Oxford. He did not return to this country to reside, although some of his relations remained here, and the family have continued here with much reputation to the present time. Samuel Saltonstall, one of his brothers, lived in New

England more than fifty years, and died at Watertown, where his father resided while he remained in this country, 21 January, 1696. MS. Papers. W. Winthrop, MS. Catalogue.

8. TOBIAS BARNARD, after he graduated, returned to England. To what family he belonged I have not ascertained. Mr. Prince in his Annals, mentions a Mr. Barnard as the first minister of Weymouth. A volume of records in the clerk's office in Boston, which gives the births in Weymouth for several years, contains the name of Massachel Barnard of the latter place, as early as 1637, in which year, and in 1639, two of his children were born; but no where is he described as the minister of Weymouth. The graduate may have belonged to the Weymouth family, but there appears no evidence that he did. In the Theses of the first class, published by Gov. Hutchinson, his name is placed last. Johnson, Hist. N. E. 165. Prince, Annals of N. E. i. 151.

9. NATHANIEL BREWSTER, B. D., supposed to have been grandson of Elder William Brewster, one of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and one who received his education at the University of Cambridge, in England, was, if born at Plymouth, the first native in all North-America who received a collegiate degree in this country. After leaving college, he followed the example of several of his classmates, and sought in England that sphere of usefulness and that preferment which could not be enjoyed here. Gov. Hutchinson says, he settled in the ministry in the county of Norfolk. From his having received the degree of Bachelor of Divinity from the University of Dublin, it may be inferred that he was sometime in that city, and possibly, associated with Rev. Samuel Mather, or if not, that he obtained his degree through the influence of this early friend and companion. He might have continued

in England during his life had not the general ejectment of ministers under Charles II. taken place. When that event occurred, he left the country, and arrived at Boston, in 1662, with several others who had been or were afterwards in the ministry. After preaching at different places, and probably having visited his friends at Plymouth and at Norwich, in Connecticut, he went to Long-Island, and was settled over the church in Brook-haven in 1665, and there continued until his death in 1690. He must have been nearly 70 years of age. age. It is a tradition in the family, that he married Sarah, daughter of Roger Ludlow, deputy-governor of Connecticut. He left three sons, John, Timothy and Daniel, whose descendants continue, and are respectable on the Island. His son Daniel was a magistrate in Brook-haven many years. Some of his descendants have received the honors of Yale college. Wood, Hist. of Towns on Long-Island, 48. Hutchinson, Hist. Mass. i. 107. Roxbury Church Records.


10. JOHN JONES, son of Rev. John Jones, the first pastor of the church in Concord, Massachusetts, came to New-England with his father, who arrived at Boston, 3 October, 1635. He was graduated in 1643, and in May, 1645, was admitted freeman of the Massachusetts colony. As early as 1651, he was living in the Bermudas or Somers Islands, as appears from Johnson, who, in speaking of several of the early graduates of Harvard College, says, "Mr. Jones, another of the first fruits of this college is employed in these Western parts of Mevis, one of the Summer Islands." In speaking of the father in some complimentary verses, he again alludes to the son as follows:

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