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then sole reporter- for a short time one of the justices of the court of co. Halifax; m. (1), Miss Johnson, of Ct., and (2), Miss Maitland of N. Y.
1813.—Fenn, Benjamin—b. in Milford, Ct., Oct. 19,1792; d. in Hartford, O., Jnne 25, 1869; pastor of Presb. chs. in Nelson and Gustavus, Ohio; m. 1820, Anna Gnnn, of Milford.
1815.—Hatch, Roger Conant—s. of Dr. Josiah Hatch, by his wife, the widow of Dr. Conant: b. in Middlctpwn, Ct., Oct. SO, 1784; d. in Warwick, Mass., Sept. 12, 1868; pastor of Cong. chs. in Hopkinton, N. H., and Warwick; m. 1820, Harriet Fay, of Westborongh, Mass.
1815.—Jessvp, William—s. of Major Zebulon and Zerviah Jcssnp; b. in Southampton, (L. I.), N. Y., June 21, 1797; d. in Montrose, Pa., Sept. 11, 1868; commenced law-practice in Montrose in 1818; 1838-51, presiding judge of 11th district of Pennsylvania; then in practice; m. 1820, Amanda Harris, of Southampton; LL.D. (Hamilton Coll.) 1848.
1816.—Bill, Edward—s. of Edward and Rosanna Bull; b. in Saybrook, Ct., Not. 26, 1791; d. in Cheshire, Ct., April 25, 1869 ; pastor of Cong. ch. in Lebanon, Ct, 1825-37; afterwards taught in Cheshire; m. about 1825, Eliza Ann Hallnm, of New-London, Ct.
1816.—Olmstead, Hawley—s. of Aaron and Sarah Esther (Hawlcy) Olmstead; b. in Wilton, Ct., Dec. 17, 1798; d. in New-Haven, Ct., Dec. 3, 1868; he taught.in Wilton, Norwalk and New-Haven, Ct.; repre. in state legis. from his native town in 1825, '26, '28, and '29; senator, 1853; his report, 1826, on common-schools, forms the basis of the present school law of Ct.; m. 1818, Harriet Smith, of New-Canaan, Ct.
1816.—Whittlesey, Luman—s. of Joseph and Polly (Camp) Whittlesey; b. in NewPreston, Ct., March 15, 1795; d. in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 14, 1868; a teacher by profession, first in Williamston, N. C, and afterwards in Alexandria; m. (1), 1818, Sally I. Cogswell, of New. Preston, and (2), 1823, Elizabeth O. Peel, of Williamston.
1817.—Whittlesey, Thomas Tucker—s. of Elisha and Mary (Tucker) Whittlesey; b. in Danbury, Ct., Dec. 8, 1798; d. near Madison, Wis., Ang. 20, 1888; practised law in Danbury, was a judge of probate, and, 1836-9, mcmlwr of congress; in 1846, removed to Madison, and engaged in business; 1852, member of the state legis.; m. 1826, Caroline Hollev, of Salisbury, Ct.
1818.—Chooks, James Warham—s. of Dea. John and Kathcrine Crooks; b. in Blandfoni. Mass., Aug. 23, 1793; d. in Springfield, Mass., Aug. .">, 1867; practised law in Springfield for more than thirty years; m. 1849, Ann Jeannctte Chapin, of S.
1818.—Dutton, Henry—s. of Thomas Dutton; b. in Plymouth, Ct, Feb. 12, 1796; d. in New-Haven, Ct., April 12, 1869; tutor in Y. C, 1821-3; then for 14 years practised law in Newtown, Ct., and in Bridgeport to 1847; from 1847, to his death, professor in Yale College law school; several times member of the legis.; governor ofCt, 1854; jndge of the county (N. H.) court one year, and for several years associate justice of the superior court of Ct.; m. Elizabeth E., dau. of Capt. M. Joy.
1818.—Salter, John Williams—b. in Mansfield, Ct., Jan. 28,1798; d. there, July 6,1869; practised law in Mansfield at>out two years; 1829, licensed to preach; pastor of Cong. cb«. in Kingston, Mass., Bozrah, Ct., Milford, N. H., Douglass, Mass., and Montville, Ct., successively, and then removed to Mansfield; m. (1), 1825, Harriet Byron Stedman, and (2), 1842, Elizabeth Turner.
1818.—Smith, Horace—S. of Windsor and Elizabeth Smith; b. in Hadlev, Mass., Oct. 15, 1798; d. in Richfield, O., Nov. 20, 1868;grad. Andovcr Theo. Scm. 1821"; his labors were chiefly as a missionary in the western states; m. (1), 1829, Mary D. Ward, of Hadlev, and (2), Caroline A. Kellogg, of Hinckley, O.
1820.—Fkost, Edward—s. of Rev. Thomas and Elizabeth (Downes) Frost; b. in Charleston, S.C., April 27, 1801; d. there, July 21, 1868; practised law inC.; U. S. district attorney; judge of court of com. pleas; m. 1826, Harriet Vander H. Horry.
1822.—Benedict, Henry—s. of John and Jane (Raymond) Benedict; b. in Norwalk, Ct, Jan. 22, 1796 ; d. while on a visit at Saratoga Springs/July 18, 1868: preached as pastor or as supply in Waterbury, Ct., county of Saratoga, N. Y., Norwalk, tit., Lansingburgh, N. Y., Covington, Ky., city of New-York, Westport, Ct., and Port Chester, N. Y., successively; m. 1823, Mary Betts Lockwood, of N.
1823.—Clapp, Sumner Gallup—s. of Joseph and Susan (Lyman) Clapp; b. in East Hampton, Mass., Mar. 10, 1800; d. in Boston, Jan. 26,1869; grad. And. Theo. Sem. 1827; pastor of Cong. chs. In Enfield and Cabotvillc, Mass., Orono, Me., St. Johnsbury, Vt, Sturbridge, Mass., and Lyndon, Vt., and finally took up his residence in Dorchester, Mass.; m. 1829, Pamclia Strong, of Southampton, Mass.
1823.—Histed, Hiram Wildman—s. of Samuel; b. in Danbury, Ct., July 9,1802; d. in Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 20, 1868; practised law chiefly in Raleigh, and for a time held tho office of U. S. district attorney; m. 1830, Harriet A., dau. of Hon. Jesse Sloeumb, of N. C.
1825.—Abeunf.thy, Elisha Smith—s. of Gen. Russell Catlin and Aurclia (Smith) Abernethy; b. in Torrington, Ct., in Oct., 1805; d. in Bridgeport, Ct., June 4, 1869; prai-tised law first in Wnterbury, and second in Litchfield, Ct.; judge of court for CO. of Litchfield; afterwards resided in Bridgeport, and was judge of probate; from 1859 to his death, clerk of the superior court for co. of Fairfield ; m. 1828, Charlotto M. dau. of Stephen Higgins, of New-Haven, Ct.
1825.—Ives, Nathan Beers—s. of Prof. Eli and Maria (Beers) Ives; b. in New-Haven, Ct., Juno 26,1806; d. June 18, 1869; practised medicine in New-Haven; m. in 1829.
1825.—Mcdo-wbu, John Bayley—b. in York, Pa., Nov. 22, 1804: d. in St. Louis, Mo., July 8, 1868; grad. in med. from Uni. of Maryland, Baltimore, his father's residence, in 1828; practised successively in Baltimore and Hagerstown, Md., and St. Louis; m. 1833, Mary Greethuro, of Baltimore.
1825.—White, Chester—S. of Asa and Zilpha (Hayes) White; b. in Williamsburg, Mass., Sept. 18, 1797; d. in Racine, Wis., April 10, 1868; practised law a few years in Tennessee j then taught some time in Ga. and Ala.; about 1836, engaged in business in Penn Yan, N. Y.; 1839, removed to Racine, of which he was at one time the mayor; m. 1847, Clarissa W. Spencer, of Stanstead, C. E.
1827.—Gori.D, George—s. of Judge James Gould and grandson of Judge Uriah Tracy; b. in Litchfield, Ct., Sept. 2,1807: d. in Troy, N. Y., Dee. 6,1868; 1829, admitted to the bar from the school in L., conducted by his father, and settled in Troy; a justice of the superior court of N. Y., 1855-63; mayor of Troy in 1852; m. 1840, a dau. of Hon. George Vail, of Troy.
1831.—Breed, William James—s. of William and Mary (Dennison) Breed; b. in Lynn, Mass., June 10, 1809; d. in West Taunton, Mass., April 12, 1869; grad. And. Thco. Sem. 1834; the greater part of his life was spent as pastor of Cong. chs. in Nantucket, Mass., Bucksport, Me., Providence, R. I., Southboro' and Raynham, Mass.; m. 1835, Mary Smith, of Taunton.
1831.—HrsTON, Seth Craigc—s. of Thomas Huston ; b. in Philadelphia, Dec. 30,1810; d. in West Philadelphia, Feb. 9,1867; grad. at Uni. of Pa., mcd. dept, 1835; practised successively in Attleborough and Phila. Pa.; m. 1836, Lavinia, dan. of Dr. Michael Lcib.
1831.—Jvdsox, David Plant—s. of Daniel and Sarah (Plant) Judson; b. in Stratford, Ct., April 16, 1809; d. there, May 23,1869; read law two years, but pursued a mercantile career in his native town; m. 1835, Elizabeth 8. dau. of Rev. Frederick Gridley, of East Lyme, Ct.
1833.—Tilton, David—b. in Gilmanton, N. H., July 6, 1806; d. in Woburn, Mass., Feb. 10,1869; from 1835 to 1850, pastor of Con. chs. successively in Edgartown and Gloucester, Mass.; afterwards canvassing agent for varions publishing houses; m. (1), 1836, SarahF. Batchclder, of Danvers, Mass., and (2), 1849, Thirza Lee, of New-Britain, Ct.
1834.—Judson. William—s. of Daniel and Sarah (Plant) Judson; b. in Stratford, Ct„ June 9,1813 ; d. in Providence, R. I., Aug. 30, 1868; practised law for a short time in N. Y., and then entered into business with Charles' Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber; m. .
1836.—Daytox, Ralph—b. in East Hampton, L. I.; d. on Staten Island, N. Y., Ang. 13, 1868, aged 53 years; a teacher.
1837.—Hawley, James Augustus—s. of Rufus F. and Betsey (Richards) Hawley; b. in Farmington, Ct-, June 1, 1813; d. in Vicksburg, Miss., Aug. 20, 1868; pastor of Cong. chs. in Farmington, 111., Ridgcfleld, Ct., Augusta, 111., Jackson, Mich., and Ripon, Wis.; subsequently chaplain in the late war, supdt. of colored school for dis. of Vicksburg, and sub. comr. ot the freedmen's bureau; m. (1), 1840, Mary Ann Trowbridge, of New-Haven, and (2), 1852, Ellen C. Ackcrman, of Peoria, 111.
1838.—Crane, James Burnet—s. of Rev. Dr. John R. and Harriet (Burnet) Crane; b. in Middlctown, Ct., Jan. 26,1819; d. in Elizabeth, N. J., Sept. 30, 1868; colleague pastor with his father over the 1st Cong. ch. in Middletown, 1854-6; hospital chaplain from 1863 to the close of the war; m. (1) in 1847, and (2) Kate W. Field, 1861.
1838.—Key, Thomas Marshall—s. of Marshall Key; b. in Ky. in 1819; d. in Lebanon, 0., Jan. 15, 1869; began practice of the law in Cincinnati, 1833; 1853-8, justice of the commercial court of that city; 1858-61, state senator; judge-advocate on staff of Gen. McClellan, during the hitter's command of the army; drafted and promoted the act abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; m. 1858, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Boylan.
1838.—McchaiN, James—s. of John and Elizbcth McChain; b. in the city of New-York, Feb. 4, 1819; d. in Abington, Va., Mar 1, 1869; grad. Union Theo. Sem. 1841; pastor of N. S. Presbyterian chs. successively in Franklin, N. Y., and Abington, Va.; m. 1845, Jane C. Gibson.
1841.—Barry, William Taylor Sullivan; b. in Columbus, Miss., Dec. 12, 1821; d. there, Jan. 29, 1868; successively, lawyer, planter, and rcpresen. in U. S. congress; president of the secession conv. of Miss, in 1861, and mem. of the confed. provis. congress; from spring of 1862 to April, 1865, colonel of the 35th Miss, inf., after that practised law in Columbus; m. 1851, Sallie, dau. of Dr. Thomas Fearn, of Huntsvillc, Ala.
1841.—Washinoto.v, John Nicholson—s. of Nicholson and Elizabeth (McKinne) Washington; b. at Spring Bank, on Neuse River, co. Wayne, N. C, Nov. 19, 1819; d. in NewBern, N. C, Feb. 14, 1869; from 1843 to 1854, practised law successively in Rutherfordton and New-Bern, N. C; 1862, an officer in the confederate army; then taught in Pittsborough, N. C, to tho close of the war; after that resided in Now-Bcrn, of which he was mayor in 1865; m. 1848, Sallie V. Emery.
* Ai2.—Sherman, David Gould—s. of David and Louisa Sherman; b. in Ware, Mass., April 13, 1821; d. in Marion, Ala., Aug. 8, 1868; taught school, then read law; adm. to the bar 1850, and went south, but engaged again in teaching, first in Macon, Miss., and then in Marion, Ala., and was profes. of anc. langs. in the college there; m. 1850, Mrs. Mary H. Kcnnon, of Marion.
1843.—Grander, Gideon—S. of Gideon Granger (class of 1811, ante); b. in Canandaigna, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1821; d. there, Sept. 3, 1868; practised law in bis native place; m. 1850, Josephine Pierson, of C.
1846.—Robbins, Samuel—?. of Samuel and Fanny Robbins; b. in 'Woodbury, Ct., Sept. 2, 1822; d. in Glendale, co. Hamilton, O., June 8, 1869; 1852, grad. in medicine in city of N. Y., and was appointed physician of Nursery Hospital on Randall's Island; subsequently practised in South Carolina, and Glendale ; m. 1858, Elizabeth M. Oliver, of co. Yates, N. Y.
1848 — Sturoes, Charles Dimon—s. of Lothrop L. and Jane (Corey) Sturges; b. in city of N. York, Jan. 14, 1827; d. there, Aug. 27, 1868; in business to 1862.
1852.—Alyord, Edward Jesup—s. of Jesup and Susan Alvord; b. in Southport, Ct., March 26, 1831; d. there, Oct. 16, 1868; practised law in S. till his death; 1862, rcpresen. in state legis.; m. 1859, Sarah E. Bulklcy, of Southport.
1852.—CnEionTON, Hamilton—s. of Robert and Eliza Creighton; b. in Philadelphia, June 17,1833; d. there, Nov. 24, 1868; in business in Philadelphia.
1852.—Grubs, Franklin—b. in East Coventry, co. Chester, Pa., Feb. 10,1831; d. in Jacksonville, Oregon, June 11, 1869; grad. in medicine Uni. of Penn., 1854; settled in , Clinton, Miss.; 1857, removed to Geary city, Kansas; 1861, rcpresen. in 'state legis.; surgeon of U. S. vols, three years of the late war, and for a time exec, officer of Gen. Hospital, Camp Denison, 0.; removed to Oregon; m. 1864, Miss A. L. Culver, of Rochester, N. Y.
1854.—Lee, Luther Maxwell—s. of James I. and Mary (Newman) Lee; b. in Meadville, Miss., Jan. 27, 1831; d. there, Feb. 12,1869; practised law in Meadville; an officer in the confed. service during the late war; m. 1859, Miss Mock.
1854.—Potts, William Sherman—s. of Joseph C. and Elizabeth (Sherman) Potts; b. in Trenton, N. J., June 3, 1835; d. in Dubuque, la., Dec. 8, 1868; in business in St.-Paul, Minn., from 1856; m. 1860, Harriet Ingersoll, of St. Paul.
I860.—Brown, Thaddeus Howe—s. of Dr. Thaddeus and Susan (Crosby) Brown; b. in Billerica, Mass., Jnno 17, 1838 ; d. in No. Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 19, 1868; pursued his theo. studies in And. Scm. and Heidelberg: preached six mos. in Pittsford, Vt; pastor of Cong, ch. Woodstock, Ct., from April 11, 1866, to his death; m. 1862, Lydla W., dan. of Rev. Henry Herrick, of New-Haven, Ct.
I860.—Parsons, John Russell—s. of Col. Edward Parsons; b. in Northampton, Mass., Aug. 24,1838; d. in Jackson, Miss., March 3, 1869; held the rank as 2d lieut., captain, and major, successively, in the late war; took up his residence in Jackson, and represented the county of Hinds in legislature.
I860.—Way, Francis Roscoe—s. of Francis D. Way; b. in Philadelphia, April 28, 1840; d. in Jacksonville, Fla., March 16,1868; adm. to the bar in Philadelphia in 1863, and soon after served for a short time In the militia-force organized to resist the invasion of Perm.; then entered into business in Philadelphia.
1861.—Shearer, Sextus, Jr. ; b. in Buffalo, N. Y., but entered college from St. Louis, Mo.; studied law and taught school in San Francisco; 1866-68, studied theology in Cambridge Div. School; d. in San Diego, Lower California, March 5,1869.
1862.—Haye, Eben Thomas—s. of Eben and Lucy (Balch) Hale; b. in Newburyport, Mass., May 9, 1842; d. there, Sept. 7,1868; served nine mos. in late war, in 45th regt. Mass. vols.; grad. Dane Law School, 1865.
1866.—Isoersoll, Daniel Wesley—s. of D. W. Ingersoll; b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Mar. 21, 1843; d. in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 3, 18G9; served in the quarter-master's department of the army a short time before graduating; grad. Albany Law School, 1867; the next year he spent in the practice of law in the city of New York, returning to St. Paul in summer of 1868.
1866.—Smyth, Richard Edward—s. of Ralph D. and Rachel (Seward) Smith; b. In Gnilford, Ct., Sept. 2,1846; d. there, Dec. 18,1868; taught a short time In the academy in Mechanicsvilie, N. Y.
NOTES AND QUERIES.
Joshua And Phineas Pratt (ante, p. 80).—I am informed that Rey. Frederick W. Chapman, of Prospect, Conn., author of the Pratt Family noticed in the Register, vol. xix. p. 284, containing the descendants of Lieut. William Pratt, of Hartford and other Connecticut settlers of this name, has also collected a very full genealogy of the earlier generations of the descendants of Joshua and Phineas Pratt, of Plymouth. I understand that he has expressed his willingness to prepare a full history and genealogy of this race when any individual or individuals belonging to it will guarantee a reasonable compensation for the labor. J. w. n.
Sir Robert Carr And His Will.—Of Sir Robert Carr, one of the commission, consisting of Col. Richard Nicolls, Col. George Cartwright, Samuel Maverick and himself, appointed by Charles II., April 25, lfi64, to settle the difficulties in NewEngland, there is a brief notice in Allen's American Biographical Dictionary. But little is known of his personal history before his appointment. Many of the incidents in his subsequent life may be gleaned from letters printed in Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, published by that state, under the supervision of E. B. O'Callaghan, LL.D., for which the index in vol. xi. of that work should be consulted. Nathaniel Morton, in his New-England's Memorial, first published in 1669, under the year 1665, notes that "Sir Robert Carr is at present at Delaware." To this he appends this note, written at a later date:
"The said Sir Robert Carr, since that, went for England, in the year 1667. He arrived at Bristol, and died there June 1, the next day after he came ashore. About that time it was thought, by such as were judicious, that through the instigation of the said Maverick (whose spirit was full of malignity against the country), our both civil and religious liberties were much endangered; and the rather for that, probably, there would have been a concurrence of divers ill-affeoted in the land, had not the Lord prevented."
Col. Joseph L. Chester has found his will recorded at London. It is registered in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, in Book "Carr," folio 90. A copy of this record which he has furnished me is printed below. Where the "Island of Carr in New-England " named in it was situated, I have not been able to ascertain. The "Car/'s Island " at the mouth of the Merrimac, mentioned in the Register, vol. xiii. p. 281, was, I presume, another island. Col. Nicolls in a letter to Lord Arlington, dated at Fort James, New-York, April 10, 1666, printed in Documents relating to New-York, before referred to, vol. iii. page 115, recommends that Gov. Inniosa's (Hinnoyossa's) island be given to Sir Robert Carr; but this evidently was in Delaware. In the same volume, page 109, is a letter from Carr himself to the English Secretary of State, dated Dec. 5, 1665, in which he states that there was a tract of land near Point Judith in the Narraganset country that he desired to settle upon.
James Deane, named in the will, is also called a servant of Carr, by Gov. Leverett, in a letter dated Jan. 22, 1666, printed in Hutchinson's Collection of Papers, in the original edition, p. 411, and in the reprint by the Prince Society, vol. ii. pp. 138-9.
"Will of Sir Robert Carr of Ithall, co. Northumberland, Knight.
"All my estate in America to my eldest son William Carr, all other estates in England being formerly settled. To my servant James Deane and his heirs, in consideration of his service, a Plantation within any of the six islands granted to me, except in Carr-Island.
•' The above written paper read to the above Sir Robert Carr, 29 Maj»1667, who declared it to be his last Will.
"Admon 16 July 1667 granted to William Carr, son of Sir Robert Carr, Knight, late of the Island of Carr in New-England, in parts beyond the seas, but at the City of Bristol deceased."
Boston, Mass., 1870. John Ward Dean.
The Peck Genealoct.—In a notice of this work in the Register for January last (pp. 96-7) I am asked for more particulars in relation to the tabular pedigree it contains, and the identification and connection of my branch of the name with it.
I said in my history all that I thought it necessary to say in relation to the pedigree or the connection of my branch of the name with it. In relation to the identification of this branch of the name and its connection with the pedigree, the will of Robert Peck, of Beccles, the father of Joseph, the emigrant ancestor to this country, which I give, contains evidence, taken in connection with the pedigree, that no one should doubt. In relation to the pedigree, I stated that it could be found in the British Museum, and gave as authority for its correctness the certificate of officers at the Herald's College, which there accompanies the coat of arms and pedigree as follows: 20th Nov. 1620. Visum agnitum et in munimenta Collegii Hcraldorum relatum die ct Anno supra scriptis. Testamur hoc .*
Henry St. George, Richmond. Henry Chitting, Chester. John Philpot, Rouge Dragon. They testify that they had seen or examined it and knew it to be correct. I considered this sufficient authority for its correctness and the best I could give, and supposed it would be satisfactory to others. No one who had examined the pedigree and certificate, with whom I had conversed or corresponded upon the subject, ever doubted its authenticity or correctness.
In relation to Mr,. Somerby and Col. ChcBter, to whom allusion is made in the notice above referred to, I will say that with Col. Chester my correspondence is of recent date and designed mainly for information in relation to the present generations of the Pecks in England and the ancestors of the Connecticut Pecks.
With Mr. Somerby, whose sanction to the pedigree, ft is stated in the notice referred to, would be sufficient, I have been in correspondence for about 20 years, my correspondence with him and other persons in England upon these subjects having commenced in 1850 or '51, and continued with intervals to the present time. During his residence in England he has furnished me with much information upon these subjects, such as heralds' visitations, pedigrees of the different branches of the name, coats of arms, crests, copies of wills, extract* from parish registers, probate records, &c, which, instead of giving in this history, I have preserved for another work. Mr. Somerby has examined this pedigree and the subject thoroughly, and has never expressed a doubt as to its authenticity and correctness, or of the connection of Joseph Peck, the emigrant ancestor of the Massachusetts Pecks, with it. To show his opinion of the pedigree, and that he did sanction it, I give a few extracts from his letters. In 1853, on sending me a copy of this pedigree, he writes, " I assure you that few families in England, and none in America, liave one so complete and extensive." In answer to my questions in relation to the identification of this branch of the name with the pedigree, he writes, " The will of Robert Peck, of Beccles, the father of your ancestor Joseph, proves, positively, that the pedigree I sent you is correct. In his will he speaks of his son Robert at Cambridge. [See the genealogy, page 23.1 Now we know there was but one Robert Peck at Cambridge, and he was afterwards the minister at Hingham, who, with hisbrother Joseph, emigrated to America." Again he writes in answer to my questions, "Everything in the pedigree perfectly agrees in regard to dates, Christian names, &c. I feel as well convinced that the document is correct as if 1 were living at the time and personally acquainted with the individuals mentioned therein." Other extracts from his letters, as full and as much to the point, might be given, but I presume these will be sufficient to show that Mr. Somerby sanctioned the pedigree, and he is not the only expert who has examined and copied it, with the coat oiarms and the herald's certificate for me. It is in the library of the British Museum, and can be found in the " Additional Manuscripts, No. 5524, fol. 152, "and was evidently prepared at much expense for Nicholas Peck, the elder brother of Robert and Joseph, who possessed, after his mother's decease, the most of his father's and uncle's estates. Those who have examined this pedigree agree in its being very extensive and complete. It impales the arms *of over thirty families, into which the Pecks married. These arms, of which I have fac-similes, I could not find room for in my history, but design the drawings for a work which I hope to publish in relation to my branch of the name in England, and the ancestors of the Connecticut Pecks, whose descendants my history contains. I have ate in preparation a genealogical history of the Ballous of this country, upon which I have been engaged ibr many years, and shall be thankful for records of families and information in relation to persons of the name.
Woonsockct, R. J. Ira B. Peck.
Election Sermon-.—We intend to print the Massachusetts Election Sermon for the year 1638, from the manuscript of the author, Kev. Thomas Shepard, of Cambridge. Gov. Winthrop, in his Journal, gives an account of the Election Sermon the previous year, which was also preached by Mr. Shepard; but we believe that it has not before been positively known whether there was an election sermon in 1638 or not. If any reader of the Register knows of other early election sermons in manuscript, he will oblige us by communicating the fact to the—Editor.
Mather.—The following record is copied from a fly leaf lately presented to the N. E. Historic, Genealogical Society :—
"Gulielmus Matherus ejus liber 26 Junii anno domini millessimo septengentissimo nonagessimo i,
William Mather born Sept. 20th 1766
Betsey Merriam born FebJ 21th 1770
Were Married Sepr 27. 1783, from which descended Betsey Mather born July 26, 1790, 1 quarter before 0 on the afternoon Monday *'
The donor states that the record relates to the Mather family of Kittery, Me. • J. w. B.