The inventory includes five sets of siblings: John and Samuel Carter; Andrew and George Lane; Daniel, John, and Joseph Morse; Joshua and Thomas Scottow (and brother-in-law Robert Winsor); and John and Samuel Sherman.
Three women have sketches in this volume: Mary (Smith) (Glover) Hinckley, Jane (Conant) (Holgrave) Mason, and Amyas (Cole) (Thompson) Maverick, in addition to their husbands: Thomas Hinckley, Nathaniel Glover, Joshua Holgrave, and Samuel Maverick.
Watertown wins the prize for most sketches in a location (7), with Boston next (6). Geographic areas covered a range from Scarborough, Maine, down along the New Hampshire coast (Hampton, Exeter), the “North Shore” of Massachusetts (Haverhill, Ipswich, Newbury, Salisbury, Salem, Haverhill), the Boston “Metro” area (Boston, Cambridge, Charlestown, Dorchester, Noddles Island, Roxbury), the Boston “suburbs” (Woburn, Dedham, Needham, Braintree, Concord, Sudbury, Marlborough, Southborough, Medfield, Sherborn), the “South Shore” and Cape (Weymouth, Hingham, Duxbury, Scituate, Plymouth, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Sandwich), into Rhode Island (Portsmouth) to Connecticut (Wethersfield, Milford, New Haven, Stamford, Stratford, Fairfield). Outside of New England, we have Long Island, New York (Newtown), Woodbridge, New Jersey, and Barbados.
Clearly, I fulfilled my goal of writing sketches that are geographically diverse!
Eighteen principal Individuals had more than one marriage, with many of their spouses also having other marriages.
The most prominent families are probably the Hinckleys and Glovers – Governor Thomas Hinckley and his second wife, Mary (Smith) (Glover) Hinckley, and her first husband, Nathaniel Glover. If I remember correctly, the most children belong to Thomas Hinckley – seventeen by two wives.
If I remember correctly, the most children belong to Thomas Hinckley – seventeen by two wives.
Now, what about Volume 3? As I’ve mentioned before, I am retooling the Early New England Families with the aim of producing more sketches. The categories within each sketch will remain the same, but I will be using cross references to Great Migration Study Project and other Early New England Families sketches, Register articles, etc., rather than trying to make each new sketch “stand-alone.”
Content detail will be constrained. Unless pertinent, wills, deeds, etc. will not be transcribed at length. I will still try to get some of the “flavor” of life into the sketches, but not as many quotations.
Finally, I will be working in clusters of related families/neighbors to best take advantage of common resources. The first “cluster” underway is for the extended family of Lydia (Buckland) (Brown) (Lord) (Dunk) Post of Saybrook. (I wrote a blog about the complications of her family, “Are we having fun yet?”) Lydia will have her own sketch with information on all her husbands (her parents and grandparents are in Great Migration). Husband #2, William Lord, will have a sketch, as will husband #3, Thomas Dunk. Husband #1, John Brown, has been treated in print in several places, so I will probably cross-reference to them. Also, husband #4, Abraham Post, is well treated in an article in the Register.
Essayons (Let Us Try), as the Army Corp of Engineers proclaims!
Daniel Bacon of Dedham, Woburn, Bridgewater, Cambridge, and Needham, Massachusetts
Nathaniel Bacon of Barnstable
James Badcock of Portsmouth, Rhode Island
John Carter of Charlestown and Woburn
Samuel Carter of Charlestown
Thomas Carter of Charlestown
Hugh Clark of Watertown and Roxbury
Jonas Clark of Cambridge
Thomas Cornish of Salem, Massachusetts; Exeter, New Hampshire; and Newtown, Long Island
John Dunham of Plymouth
Thomas Dyer of Weymouth
John Fairbanks of Dedham
Daniel Fisher of Dedham
Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester
Roger Goodspeed of Barnstable
John Grout of Watertown and Sudbury
Mary (Smith) (Glover) Hinckley of Dorchester and Barnstable
Thomas Hinckley of Barnstable
Joshua Holgrave of Salem
John Hollister of Wethersfield, Connecticut
Henry Lamprey of Boston and Hampton, New Hampshire
Andrew Lane of Hingham
George Lane of Hingham
Richard Lowell of Newbury
William Marchent of Watertown and Ipswich
Jane (Conant) (Holgrave) Mason of Salem
Amyas (Cole) (Thomson) Maverick of Noddles Island
Samuel Maverick of Noddles Island; New York; and Barbados
Daniel Morse of Watertown, Dedham, Medfield, and Sherborn
John Morse of Dedham, Medfield, and Boston
Joseph Morse of Watertown, Dedham, Medfield, and Dorchester
Robert Moulton Jr. of Salem
Richard Newton of Sudbury, Marlborough, and Southborough
Thomas Nichols of Hingham
Peter Oliver of Boston
John Pike of Ipswich, Newbury, and Salisbury, Massachusetts, and Woodbridge, New Jersey
Robert Pike of Ipswich, Newbury, and Salisbury
Joshua Scottow of Boston and Scarborough, Maine
Thomas Scottow of Boston
John Sherman of Watertown, Massachusetts, and Wethersfield, Milford, and New Haven, Connecticut
Samuel Sherman of Watertown, Massachusetts, and Wethersfield, Stamford, Stratford, and Fairfield, Connecticut
Thomas Starr of Cambridge, Duxbury, Yarmouth, Scituate, and Charlestown
John Stone of Watertown, Cambridge, Newbury, and Sudbury
Thomas Stowe of Roxbury, Braintree, and Concord, Massachusetts, and Middletown, Connecticut
John Tompkins of Salem
Rev. John Ward of Haverhill
Robert Williams of Boston
Daniel Wing of Sandwich
Robert Winsor of Boston