This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. NOTE 1. BURNHAM. We have seen elsewhere in this work that John, Thomas and Robert Burnham, settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts, with their uncle, Robert Andrews, in 1635; they were sons of his sister, Mary, wife of Robert Burnham. The descendants of these men appear to have been numerous, and we find the name in the records of Iprwich, frequently, down to the time of the Revolutionary period. The Winthrop and Burnham house was built by John Winthrop, Jr., in 1633. It was the home of his family, and the birthplace of some of his children; and to this home he brought Elizabeth Reade Winthrop, his second bride. The Burnhams possessed the house after the Winthrops migrated to Connecticut, and for 200 years it was their homestead, always retaining the name of " Governor's House." JOHN BURNHAM' was a soldier in the war against the Pequot Indians, for which service he received a grant from the town of eight acres of land, in 1639. He subscribed to the compensation of Major Denison in 1648. He sold to Anthony Potter June 1, 1648, a house lot. late of Humphrey Griffin, situated near the water mill; also a house lot containing three acres, lying next the house of Sergeant Jacob Burnham. He came into full communion with the Church August 12. 1674. JOHN BUENHAM," son of John,1 married Elizabeth Wells, June 9, 1669. He was a tything man in 1677 and 1695. In his will, dated December 31, 1703, proved January 24, 1704, he is called " Senior." It mentions his wife, Elizabeth. John, Eldest son, (born April 8, 1671.) Thomas, second son, (born September 22. 1673.) T ' If they be living. Jacob, j J 6 Jonathan. David. Abigail. Mary, youngest child. Jacob Burnham, of Chebacco, was appointed administrator of the estate of his brother, Joseph, May 1, 1704. John Burnham ma...
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