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Avery, Christopher, 1590 - 1670

Born in England around 1590 and learning weaving skills, Christopher Avery immigrated to Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he was elected selectman (1646, 1652, 1654). He removed to Boston by 1659 but removed to New London, Connecticut a few years later.  Avery died there on March 12, 1670.  Wheeler, History of the Town of Stonington, 199.


Lothrop, Joseph

Captain Joseph Lothrop (1624-1702) was the son of Rev. John and Hannah Lothrop of London, England.  He removed to New England by 1643 and settled at Barnstable, Massachusetts, where he served as a town clerk, deputy, member of the Council of War, and leader of the town's military.

Tyndal Winthrop, Margaret

Margaret Tyndal (1591-1647) was the daughter of Sir John Tyndal and Anne Agerton, a gentry family from Essex, England.  She married John Winthrop in 1618, becoming his third wife.  She followed her husband to America a year after he first arrived in 1630.  In 1640, she was deeded 3,000 acres of land at the mouth of the Concord River, which was later sold for establishing Wamesit, an Indian Praying Town.  Wikipedia.  Petition of Wait Winthrop, 1679.06.09.00.

Cooper, Thomas, - 1675

Lt. Thomas Cooper (1617-1675) was a carpenter from England who immigrated to Windsor, Connecticut in 1635.  He removed to Springfield by 1642, where he became a town official. Cooper was in command at Springfield when it was burned by the Indians in early October 1675.  He was shot and killed by the Indians at Mills River shortly thereafter.

Grout, John, 1643 - 1697

John Grout (c. 1643-1697) was an English immigrant to Massachusetts by 1640.  He appeared at Watertown by 1660 and removed to Sudbury three years later.  He served as a captain of the town militia and selectman and town clerk.  His occupations were surgeon, planter, and yeoman.  Grout was an advisor to Governor John Leverett's Council on Indian affairs.  During King Philip's War, he fought off an Indian attack on Sudbury until reinforcements arrived. 

Rice, Matthew, 1629 - 1717

Matthew Rice (1629-1717) was the son of Edmund and Tamazine Rice of Berkhamstead, England.  With his parents, he became an early settler of Sudbury, Massachusetts.  In 1683, Rice purchased a controversial 300-acre parcel called Indian Head farm from the Natick, which he passed on to his heirs.  In 1700, the Natick complained that Rice had taken over land that he had been leasing from the community.  When confronted, he allegedly responded that the Indians were "poore creatures & have noe money, & if [they] goo to Law & [he] arrest, [th

Adams, George

Born in England, George Adams settled in Watertown, Massachusetts as early as 1645 and was a glover by trade.  In 1647, he was a proprietor of Nashuway or Lancaster and removed to Cambridge in 1664, after selling his property in Watertown.  Cutter, New England Families, Vol. 3, 1584.