|b. 1625||England||[Dwight 96]|
|d. 4 November 1714||[Dwight 96]|
|m. 4 November 1643||Dedham Mass||[Savage 2:85]|
|d. before March 1661||Dedham Mass||[Savage 2:85]|
 Hannah --
|d. 5 September 1656||Dedham Mass||[NYGBR 28:24-26] [Dwight 94]|
[NYGBR 33:14-15] JD of Dedham, in Essex, England. He came to NE in 1634-5 and was of Watertown and Dedham, Mass. In 1635, he and 11 others petitioned the general court for a tract of settlement land north of the Charles River, which was granted. In 1636, the original 12, plus 7 more petitioned for two additional tracts, one south and one north of the river. From 1639 to 1655 he was one of the selectmen of Dedham and in 1644 he was one of ghe 41 men present at the town meeting which decided on the first free school, supported by a town tax, in America. In 1638, he assisted in the founding of the orthodox church. He was the second most wealthy on the tax list. He brought his wife Hannah, a daughter Hannah, and two sons John and (Captain) Timothy. Two daughters, Mary and Sarah were born in Dedham.
Dewayne E. Perry
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