house and land which previously was Mr. Robert Peck's, and this deed of sale was acknowledged before Mr. Endecot 6 (6) 1647 (S. D., I. 83). The est. referred to was on Bachelor (Main) St., and included the spot upon which Joseph B. Thaxter, a lineal descendant, now resides. Two yrs. later he made sev. purchases of land at Broad Cove, and near Wey. river; also in 1652, the dw.-house and land where his s. John afts. resided. The chris. name of his w. was Elizabeth. She outlived him, and m. secondly, Sept. 29, 1654, William Ripley, widr. Surviving him, she m. thirdly, Jan. 28, 1657-58, John Dwight of Dedham, and d. 17 July, 1660. Thomas d. 4 Feb. 1653-54. "Linen-weaver." Freeman 18 May, 1642, and a deacon of the church. Resided on Main St., near the meeting-house of the First Parish. In Suff. rec's (II. 15) is a petition to the Court for a division of the est. of Thomas Thaxter late of Hing., who d. intestate, leaving a property valued at £230.
The ch. of Thomas and Elizabeth, were
|2.||i.||JOHN, b. in Eng., 1626.|
|iii.||THOMAS, 1632, d. 6 Jan. 1646-47.|
|iv.||SARAH, 1635. m. Dec. 13, 1655, Thomas Thurston of Medfield.|
|v.||DANIEL, 1638, d. 22 Apr. 1663.|
|3.||vi.||SAMUEL, b. in Hing. May 19, 1641.|
2. JOHN2 (Thomas1), b. in Eng. 1626, m. in Hing. Dec. 4, 1648, Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas and Mary Jacob. She was b. in Eng. 1632, and surviving him, m. secondly, March 23, 1690-91, Daniel Cushing, Esq., widr. Elizabeth, wid., who m. for her sec. husband, March 23, 1690-91, Daniel Cushing, Esqr., wid'r (II. p.151: 2), seems to have been very cautious and thoughtful in accepting her sec. m'ge engagement, as it was not brought about without some amount of previous negotiation. An extract from Mr. Cushing's diary reads as foll.
1689, Nov. 27, Bargained with E. T.
" Dec. 3, E. T. denied the bargaine.
" " 13, E. T. agreed again.
1690, May 1, E. T. agreed.
At the time of their m'ge she was 59, and he 72 yrs. of age. (3:370) John d. 14 March, 1686-87, æt., as his gravestone says, 61 yrs. Was chosen lieut. in 1664, afts. capt. When serving against the Dutch at N. Y. he "was preferred for" (promotion ?) under orders from Cromwell. In 1680 he was in command of a troop of cavalry. Selectman in 1662, 1670, 1673, 1675, 1680, 1681, 1683, and 1685; representative at the General Court 1666, etc. Resided on North St., where now stands St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Ch., all b. in Hing., were
|i.||JOHN, Dec. 4, 1651, d. soon.|
|ii.||THOMAS, June 4, 1654. m. Dec. 31, 1696, Mrs. Lydia Logan of Boston; her third m'ge. She was a dau. of John and Deborah (Austin) Coffin, and b. at Nantucket, June 1, 1669. Thomas d. without issue, 3 Sept. 1704, æt. 50 yrs. He was in active service under Capt. Church at Martha's Vineyard and islands adjoining, and was kn. as "Captain." Selectman 1689, and 1702. Resided on North St., where stands St. Paul's Catholic Church.|
|iii.||JOSEPH, June 1, 1656. Resided in Boston; he had a w., Mary, but no ch.|
|iv.||SAMUEL, Nov. 17, 1658, d. young.|
|v.||ELIZABETH, Feb. 19, 1660-61. m. Dec. 8, 1680, Daniel Cushing, Jr.|
|vi.||BENJAMIN, Feb. 4, 1662-63, d. unm., March, 1720-21, æt. 58 yrs.|
|4.||vii.||SAMUEL, Aug. 6, 1665.|
|viii.||MARY, Aug. 19, 1667. m. (1) Nov. 28, 1688, Theophilus Cushing, and (2) Jan. 11, 1721-22, Capt. Joseph Herrick of Beverly, Mass.|
|ix.||DEBORAH, Sept. 14, 1669. m. Oct. 17, 1687, Thomas Cushing of Scit. or Boston.|
|x.||SARAH, Sept. 26, 1671. m. (1) Oct. 1, 1691, Nathaniel Holmes, and (2) March 18, 1713-14, John Cushing of Scit.|
|xi.||DANIEL, Aug. 1, 1675, d. 9 June, 1676.|
|xii.||JONATHAN, Apr. 18, 1677.|
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