w. Martha, wid. of Obadiah Pettingill of A. 1748, and had Anthony 1755.—Anthony m. Sile Pratt 1778.

   John Pierce of P. m. Susanna Newland 1713.—Wid. Polly Pierce m. Perez Williams 1798.—Benjamin Pierce m. Jane, D. of Dea. Thomas Hayward 1750; his 2d. wife.—Mary M. Ebenezer Keith 1741.—Martha m. John Fobes 1738.—Sarah m. Elisha Pierce 1731.—Mary of Scit. m. Benjamin Pope, Esq., 1792.—Elisha Pierce of Scit. m. Mary, wid. of John Field and D. of Ephraim Howard.—Lydia m. John Heiford 1706.—Mercy m. Joseph Truant 1767.—Sarah m. John Pratt 1751.—Hannah m. Joseph Newell 1732.—Abigail m. Eleazar Alden 1819.—Anna m. Moses Mandell of Dorchester 1819.—Benjamin of Scit. m. Charity, D. of Jona. Howard 1742.—Calvin of Scit. m. Huldah, D. of Hezekiah Hayward 1767.—Jacob Pierce m. Lucy Conant 1794.—Polly of M. m. David Leonard 1797.—Lucy m. Andrew Tucker 1814.

   PINCIN OR PINSON.—William Pincin, b. 1757 (s. of Thos. of Scituate) m. Elizabeth Beal of Hingham 1777, and settled in E. B., and had Deborah, Benjamin 1781, Betsy 1785, William 1787; he d. 1828, æ. 72; his mother, wid. Ann Pincin, d. 1808, æ. 77.—Deborah m. Abel Delano 1795.—Benjamin m. and d. 1830, æ. 49.—Betty m. Elijah Beal of Hingham 1804.—William m. Margaret Whiting 1807, and d. 1822, æ. 35.—Mehitabel Pincin m. Martin Beal of Hingham 1816.

   2.   Benjamin, b. 1760 (s. of Thomas of Scituate and brother of William above) came also to E. B. with his mother and brother, and m. Molly, D. of Abishai Stetson 1787, and had Polly, who m. Daniel Magoon of P., 1816, and Susanna, who m. Dexter Pratt.

   Thomas Pinson, the ancestor of this family, was at Scituate before 1636    His g. g. s. Thomas m. Anne Taylor 1755 at Scituate, and had Elizabeth 1756, William (above) 1757, and Benjamin (above) 1760.

   This name is variously written in the early records, Pinson, Pincin, and Pinchin, and the last accords with the uniform pronunciation.   It is undoubtedly the same name as Pynchon, and Pinson is probably the original and true spelling.   Wm. Pinson (so spelt) of Wolverhampton Co., of Stafford, Eng., gave a power of attorney to Richard Brown of N. E. 1658.   William Pynchon, of Roxbury 1630, went to England 1652, and d. there 1662.   Who else of the name could then have had occasion to give this power?   Besides, Brown came over the same year, 1630, and was a ruling Elder and Representative at Watertown.—John Pincin of Chesterfield m. Judith Curtis of Scit. 1788.   Abner Pincin m. Hannah Cowen 1770.—Welcome m. Deborah Crooker of P. 1818.—Rebecca m. Southworth Gammons Jr. of M. 1819.


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