Memorial of the Thayer Name: From the Massachusetts Colony of Weymouth and Braintree, Embracing Geneological [!] and Biographical Sketches of Richard & Thomas Thayer, and Their Descendants from 1636 to 1874

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R.J. Oliphant, 1874 - Всего страниц: 708
 

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Стр. 3 - Tis poor, and not becoming perfect gentry To build their glories at their fathers' cost, But at their own expense of blood or virtue, To raise them living monuments : our birth Is not our own act ; honour upon trust Our ill deeds forfeit ; and the wealthy sums Purchased by others...
Стр. 4 - Of these English Puritans were the greater part. of the settlers of the Massachusetts Colony. They had been chiefly born and brought up in the national church, and had hitherto lived in communion with her. As their ministers had been ordained by her bishops, they had officiated in her parochial churches, and till now had made no secession from them...
Стр. 4 - ... embraced their doctrines, left the public churches, and met in private houses for a purer worship. But then they lost the name of Puritans, and received that of the Separatists; the far greater part of the Puritans remaining still in the church, writing with zeal against the separation ; and as Sprint, on their behalf in 1608, expresses it, ' A separation we deny not from the corruptions of the church wherein we live ; in judgment, profession, practice, for which so many of both parts [or parties...
Стр. 184 - Fourth: The remainder and residue of my estate, both personal and real I give and bequeath to my wife Fanny Walker, during the term of her natural life, and after her decease, I give and bequeath the same to my said sister Mary Stewart and David Walker, who shall then be living, jointly, share and share alike forever.
Стр. 4 - We are all curious to know something respecting those who have preceded us in the stage of action ; and there has begun a curiosity among many of the present generation to trace back their progenitors, in an uninterrupted series, to those who first landed on the bleak and inhospitable shores of NewEngland.
Стр. 5 - Britain he came ; where he settled, and the circumstances and condition of his family. Owing to the trials and hardships endured by the first settlers of New England, the uncertainty of their remaining in the country, and the little time afforded them for recording family data and genealogical facts, there are but few families, who have full and complete satisfaction in each of these particulars. But...
Стр. 4 - ... savage beasts and more savage men, will not cease to be interesting to their descendants to the latest period of time. It may not be uninteresting to give a short sketch of the ecclesiastical history of the first settlers of New England, in which not only they were concerned, but all of their posterity, to the present day. The first settlers of Plymouth Colony (1620) were called "Separatists," having separated from the Established Church of England some years previous to their settlement in this...
Стр. 184 - Margery, my said wife, my house and orchard thereunto belong, lying being in Braintree aforesaid, with all the planting ground and pasture, lying between the highway and river called Monotoquott river, aforesaid, and on the other side of the highway from the south side of the barn to the end of the lot. Further, my will and mind is that the said Ferdinando, my sonne, shall have the free liberty to cut, fall, and carrie away, fire wood for his and his now wife's own burning, off and from my lot, called...
Стр. 184 - No. 1298. I, Thomas Thayer, of Braintree, in the County of Suffolk, in the Massachusetts Colony, of New England, shoe maker, being in perfect health and memory, praised be to God, this 21 of June, AD 1664, doe make this last Will and Testament as followeth : Imprimis I give unto my wife Margery, that now is...
Стр. 4 - Coll. 4, 263, are the following curious lines : " But if you ask to gain intelligence " What were the reasons why they went from hence, " What straits they met with in their way and there ? " These facts I think I'm able to declare, " Religion was the cause : Divinity ! " Having declared the gospel shine (light) should be " Extensive as the sun's diurnal shine ; " This moved our founders to this great design.

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