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An American Family History

Early Settlers in Wenham

Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts was settled in 1635 by English Puritans.

In 1688, during the Glorious Revolution, the Protestant king and queen,William and Mary, took the English throne from Catholic King James II. The bloodless revolution profoundly impacted the American colonies.

Name    
John Abby, 1644    
Mr. Auditor, 1646    
John Badger, 1645    
John Barr, 1679    
Joseph Batchelder, from Canterbury, England, 1644    
John Beaman, 1669    
John Berry, 1696    
John Bette, 1666    
Goodman Bibber, 1692    
Richard Braybrook, 1674    
Edmund Bridge, 1661    
John Browne, 1695    
George Byam, 1648    
John Carpenter, 1676    
John Clarke, 1665    
Richard Coy, 1659    
Robert Cue, 1696    
John Dennis, 1669    
Richard Dodge, 1644    
Elijah Dubledee, 1696    
John Edwards, 1663    
Rice Edwards, 1653    
James Ellis, 1663    
Daniel Epps, 1699    
John Fairfield, 1644    
John Fiske, 1642    
Phineas Fiske, 1642    
William Fiske, from Boston, 1643    
Samuel Foster, 1650    
Joseph Fowler, from Ipswich, 1670    
James Frieud, 1662    
William Geare, 1644    
Joseph Gerrish, from Newbury, 1674    
Richard Goldsmith, 1644    
Charles Gott, from Salem, 1644    
Robert Gowen, 1650    
Joseph Hacker, 1696    
Henry Haggett, 1657    
Robert Hawes, 1654    
Joseph Herrick, 1691    
Robert Hibbert, 1674    
Thomas Hobbs, 1672    
Mr. Hubbard, 1642    
William Hulitt, 1659    
Isaac Hull, from "Bass River," 1661    
John Hunkin, 1674    
Richard Hutton, 1653    
Alice Jones, 1651    
William Jones, 1687    
Edward Kemp, from Dedham, 1652    
Austin Killam, from Dedham, 1649    
Richard Kimball, from Ipswich, 1656    
John Knowlton, 1679    
William Knowlton, 1678    
Mordecai Lircom, 1682    
John Leach, 1681    
Robert Mackclifflin, 1661    
Alexander Maxey, 1659    
James Moulton, 1644    
Antipas Newman, 1657 from Rehoboth  
Abner Ordway, 1659    
Edmund Patch, 1654    
John Perkins, 1679    
Richard Pettingell, 1649    
John Poland, 1656    
Samuel Porter,, 1657 from Salem  
Esdras Reade, 1643    
Nicholas Rich, 1687    
Theophilus Rix, 1688    
John Rogers, 1653    
William Sawyer, 1643    
John Severett, 1695    
John Shepley, 1655    
Samuel Smith, 1642    
John Soolard, 1652 a Frenchman  
Mr. Sparrowhawk, 1645    
Edward Spaulding, 1654    
Robert Symonds, 1685    
Peter Tompson, 1695    
Francis Urselton. 1655    
Edward Waldron, 1653    
Joshua Wallis, 1698    
Jeremiah Watts, 1665    
Philip Welsh, 1675    
Thomas White, 1654    
Edward Whittington, 1687    
William Williams, 1673    
Ezekiel Woodward, 1672    
and Christopher Young, 164    

 

Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts was settled in 1636. The first settlers called it Enon or Salem Village. It was officially set off from the Town of Salem on May 10, 1643.

     
 

 
     
 

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