Children: William; Mary; Thomasine; John;
Spouse: Mr. Francis MATTHEWS from Oyster River, died 1648, came to NE in 1632 w/ Capt John Mason; married 11/22/1622 Ottery St Mary, Co Devonshire
Children: Benjamin born circa 1634 married Dorothy Hull; Martha married Snell & Browne; Samuel died circa 1729; K(C)atherine born circa 1638 married Tho Footman & Wm Durgin; Elizabeth born circa 1623 married Wlm Follett & Wlm Drew; Francis born circa 1625; Walter
See notes Matthews.
Pioneers ME & NH pg 70: FOOTMAN, Thomas, York, gave bond for payment of money to John Hurd of Boston, tailor, 5/29/1645. Had accounts with the same 5(2)1648. [A] Rem to Dover. Taxed 10/19/1648. Juryman 1651. Will dated 8/14/1667, prob 6/30/1668 beq to wife Catherine and dau Abigail; rest to be divided equally among his children; bro Benjamin Matthews and William Follet to assist his wife in her business. The widow m (2) William Durgin.
The Granite Monthly: Next to Bines William Beard first owned land and sold it in 1640 to Francis Matthews the same doubtless who married 22 Nov 1622 Thomasine Channon at Ottery St Mary a little way from Exeter Devonshire birthplace of the poet Coleridge. Matthews was one of Capt John Mason's men who came to build the mills on Great Works River South Berwick 1630 1634. The surname is now written Mathes by many of his descendants and the old farm is still in the possession of a Mathes. Long may it remain so. There is no more beautiful outlook in Durham place of many fine views Francis son Benjamin Matthews had wife Dorothy and I think she was widow of Oliver Kent and sister to Temperance wife of John Bickford. She was certainly sister to Naomi wife of Davey Daniel These are the unaccounted for daughters of the Rev Joseph Hull as I might explain at another time.
The Parish of St. James Clerkenwell: Burials 1551 to 1665 - 1607 April 12, Thomas Channon Servant of John Channon; 1607 April 24 Barnabye son of John Channon; 1607 April 27 William son of John Channon; 1609 July 1 John Channon Householder; 1609 October 28 Elizabeth servant to Mres Channon;
Notes & Queries: Will of Peter Soutbey of Wellington. Philip Channon of Hayne in Ottery St. Mary web Ann Duke.
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