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	RALPH TOMPKINS (TOMKINS) & PHILIP KNIGHT
               FAMILIES OF SALEM MASSACHUSETTS  

                   RALPH TOMPKINS OF SALEM                       

                             First Generation

	1.	RALPH TOMPKINS was born about 1585 in England.1 He died in 1666 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA.

Ralph Tompkins immigrated to this country September 1635 on the ship
TRUELOVE.  The passenger list of this vessel lists Ralph and his family as follows: "RALPH TOMKINS, Husb - Ae 50; KAT. TOMKINS vxor, Ae 58; ELIZABETH TOMKINS, Ae 18; SAMVEL TOMKINS Ae 22; MARIE
TOMKINS Ae 14" 2

Ralph was a member of the First Church in Dorchester, MA in 1636 and
a freeman in Dorchester MA on 2 May 1638.3 He was left a household article in the
estate of widow Judith Smead of Dorchester in 1639 4 

On 29 Jan 1648/9 the Salem selectman granted a small  piece of meadow lying near
Major-General Endecotts land in a corner by a small brook and a great swamp5 There
are other land evidences recorded in Essex County for Ralph  Tompkins.

On 27 Nov. 1666, administration of Ralph's estate was granted to John
Tompkins who presented an inventory on 12 Nov. 1666.  The Court ordered that
the five acres of land mentioned in the inventory be given to the said John and after
Ralph's debts were paid the remainder of the estate was to be given to Mary, daughter
of John Foster 6

The inventory of Ralph Tompkins estate was taken by Thomas Gardner and
John Kitchin. 12  Nov. 1666  Samuel (his mark) Aburne, aged 52 years deposed that
at the burial of the wife of Ralph Tomkins, late deceased, as soon as the company
had departed he went into said Ralph, who was weak and not likely long to
survive his wife, to put him in mind of making his will.  He also wished to
speak with him about the will which his wife made which was to dispose of what was
hers before her marriage. Deponent told Tompkins that his sister, Tompkins wife, had
bequeathed all her property to Mary Foster because she had been so helpful to her
during her long sickness, doing for her what nobody else would do. Tompkins replied
that he fully agreed to this but he would like to have the use of it during his life and he
would rather increase than diminish it.  Before making his will he would first talk with
his son Foster, and deponent thought that it was his intention to give what he had to
Mary Foster.  Also that Tomkins was of this mind when he was removing to
Bridgewater, and when, thinking never to see him again, depondent reminded 
him of Mary Foster.7

An (her M Mark) Small aged about 50 years, deposed that Goodwife Tompkins told
her that she had willed all to Mary Foster and that the cow was brought up from a calf
for said Mary.8Edward Grove, aged about 40 years also deposed..9

Nathaniel Felton, aged about 50 years, deposed that Tompkins desired to
have the bed and other household stuff, but if he removed to Bridgewater to his son
Samuel's.........10 


RALPH married (1) KATHERINE FOSTER, daughter of PETER FOSTER and
ELLEN, on 6 Nov 1608 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England.11 Katherine was born
about 1577 in England  per ship’s passenger list. She was living on 3 Apr 1642 when she
was admitted to the First Church of Salem, MA.12

RALPH and KATHERINE had the following children:13 

+	2	M	i.   JOHN Sr. TOMPKINS was born about 1610 and died on 23 Jun 1681.

	3	M	ii.  SAMUEL TOMPKINS was born about 1613. He died in 1676 in Bridgewater, MA. Will dated 1673 - age 63, his land went to Francis Cary brought up and lived with Samuel.  will mentions brother John Tompkins, cousins Mary Foster, Elizabeth White, Hannah Doggett.14 SAMUEL married LETTICE FOSTER on 11 Oct 1639.15

	4	F	iii.  ELIZABETH TOMPKINS was born about 1617.

	5	M	iv.    MICAH?? TOMKINS was born about 1615.

	6	F	v.     MARIE TOMPKINS was bapt 17 Apr 1620


RALPH also married (2) HANNAH ABORNE. Hannah died about 1665/1666..16 Her birth date is uncertain.  She was perhaps the daughter of THOMAS
ABORNE/EBORNE, an early settler of Salem, MA. She may have been  much
younger than her husband and within the child bearing years but  this is conjectural. Samuel Aborne calls Hannah his sister in Ralph Tompkins estate papers. Samuel deposed age 52 in 1666 

They had the following child

+	7	F	vi.	MARTHA TOMPKINS was born about 1636.


                         Second Generation

	2.	JOHN Sr. TOMPKINS (RALPH) was born about 1610. He died on 23 Jun 1681 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.17

John Tompkins Sr. came to America prior to 20 March 1636 when he was
promised he would be received as an inhabitant of Salem, MA "in case he procure free  dismission" from some other church.18On 12 July 1637  two acres of land was granted to him fulfilling this promise 19

On 22 Aug. 1663 the Salem selectmen granted John Tompkins all the land lying at the end of the five acres he purchased of Jefferie Estee next to Robert Cotte 20 John was a freeman in Salem in 164221 

At a Salem Quarterly Court Meeting June 1672 John Tomkins Sr. & John Tomkins Jr. among others, certified that the "being nere neighbores vnto Elizabeth Goodel the daughter of  Edw. Beachom and having had acquaintance with her from childhood to her marriage Do testify yt according to our best observation and judgment shee hath been of
an honest civill conversation & one yt would not wrong the truth in her speeches." 22

At a Commissioners Court at Salem 2 Mar 1679 John Tomkins, among others,
refused to take the oath as tythingmen and were fined 23

At the time of is death he owned land, a dwelling house, barn, outhouse,
orchard and about 17 acres of improved land valued at 100 pounds.24

An inventory of John's estate was taken 30 June 1681 by Edward Batter &
Nathaniel Felton Jr. amounting to 141-17-00d.  Administration of the estate was granted
to Mary, the relict on 28 June 1681.  An addition to the inventory of 9f taken by the
same persons  mentioned that the estate of the relict before marriage was 125-12-00d. 
This record mentions  John's children in the following order: Nathaniel, John, Sarah,
Elizabeth, Mary, Deborah and   Priscilla Tompkins. The estate papers contain the
depositions of Josiah White and  Rememberance, his wife - these deponents testified
that they heard John Tompkins Sr. say sundry  times that it was his will that his son
Nathaniel Tompkins being his eldest son should have his then dwelling house with the
barne and ground thereunto belonging for he had given his other children something
considerable for their portions and this was spoken a short time before the  said
Tompkins his disease - Sworn 30 Nov. 1681. The widow was to have two thirds of the 
house and land during her life and son John Jr. 5li; the five childen of Hugh Jones,
whose wife  Hannah was now deceased were to have 20s each.  The remainder of the
estate was equally  divided among the seven children of the deceased.25 

John may be the John Tomkins who married (1) MARGARET GOODMAN on 27 Aug
1632 in Edlesborough, England.26 Margaret died on 18 Jul 1672 in Salem, Essex Co.,
MA.27

On 30 June 1653 John Tompkin’s wife was fined for wearing a silk hood .28 

JOHN and MARGARET had the following children:29

	8	F	i.	HANNA TOMPKINS was christened on 10 Feb 1638 in Salem, Essex
Co., MA. She died  young.

	9	F	ii.     ELIZABETH TOMPKINS was christened on 19 May 1639 in
Salem, Essex Co., MA. She died in young.

+	10	F	iii.      HANNA TOMPKINS was christened on 21 Feb 1640 and died on
10 May 1672.

+	11	F	iv.       SARAH TOMPKINS was christened on 1 Jan 1642.

+	12	M	v.       JOHN Jr. TOMPKINS was born on 16 Feb 1644 and died in
1705/1706.

	13	F	vi.       ELIZABETH TOMPKINS was christened on 17 Jan 1646 in
Salem, Essex Co., MA.

+	14	F	vii        MARY TOMPKINS was christened on 29 Apr 1649 and died on 12 Dec 1688.

+	15	F	viii.	   DEBORAH TOMPKINS was christened on 8 Jun 1651.

	16	M	ix.	   NATHANIEL TOMPKINS.

+	17	F	x.	   PRISCILLA TOMPKINS.

JOHN also married (2) MARY READ in Sep 1673 in Salem, MA.30


	7.	MARTHA TOMPKINS (RALPH) was born about 1636. She deposed 1670 ae about 34
but she was probably older.31  Martha Tompkins may have married Richard Adams after
the death of her husband John Foster  A deed dated 16 Nov. 1688 conveyed land to Martha,
relict of John Foster, deceased, my intended wife. Richard’s whole estate to go to Martha
provided she has issue with him, if not estate to her children 32 

Martha Foster, among others, was presented to the church for the purpose of receiving 
communion in 1667.33 
 
Martha is probably the daughter of Ralph's second marriage but this is
conjectural.  Ralph's first wife Katherine Foster was living in 1636 but would have been
past the child bearing age to have a daughter born 1636 or later. Ralph's second wife
Hannah Aborne may have been a much younger than her husband and 
within the child bearing years but again this is conjectural.


MARTHA married (1) JOHN FOSTER in 1648 .34  John was born  c1618.35 He died
in 1687/1688. John's will was dated 16 Nov. 1687 and proved at Ipswich 14 Mar
1687/88. He left land to sons John, Samuel, David, Joseph, Jonathan & Ebenezer;
daughters Mary, Elizabeth & Martha received 4 pounds each to be paid to
them by their brothers after the decease of John's wife. The three sisters also to receive
20 shillings apiece seven years after their father's decease.  John's wife received all the
movables and stock of the estate to be divided among the children after her decease. 
Son David and wife were executors of   the estate.36 

JOHN and MARTHA had the following children:37

	18	F	i.	MARY FOSTER was christened on 29 Mar 1649/1650 in 1st Ch.
Salem, MA.

	19	M	ii.   SAMUEL FOSTER was christened on 7 Mar 1651/1652 in 1st Ch
Salem, MA.

	20	M	iii.    JOHN FOSTER was christened on 3 Jun 1655 in 1st Ch Salem, MA.

	21	M	iv.    BENJAMIN FOSTER was born on 3 Jul 1658 in Salem, MA.

	22	M	v.      JONATHAN FOSTER was born on 20 Dec 1660 in Salem, MA.

	23	M	vi.       JONATHAN FOSTER was born on 22 Nov 1662 in Salem, MA.
He died on 6 Nov 1667 in Salem, MA.38

	24	M	vii.       JOSEPH FOSTER was born in 1664 and was christened in Jul
1667.

	25	M	viii.       DAVID FOSTER was born on 16 Oct 1665 in Salem, MA.

	26	F	ix.	HANNAH FOSTER was born on 21 Jul 1672 in Salem, MA.

	27	F	x.	MARTHA FOSTER was christened in Sep 1674 in Salem, MA.

	28	M	xi.	EBENEZER FOSTER was born on 5 Aug 1677 in Salem, MA
and was christened on 19 May 1678 in Salem, MA.

	29	M	xii.	JONATHAN FOSTER was born on 12 Jun 1670 in Salem,
MA.

	30	F	xiii.	ELIZABETH FOSTER was born on 22 Nov 1667 in Salem,
MA.

                          Third Generation

	10.	HANNA TOMPKINS (JOHN Sr., RALPH) was christened on 21 Feb 1640 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA. She died on 10 May 1672 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.39

HANNA married HUGH JONES on 26 Jun 1660 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.40 Hugh
died in 1688.41  Hugh Jones also married 2 MARY FOSTER  (#18) 31 Dec. 1672 in
Salem, MA.42  Mary, daughter of  JOHN FOSTER & MARTHA TOMPKINS was
baptized 29 Mar 1649/1650 in 1st Ch. Salem, MA.43 Mary died 3 Feb. 1771 in
Woburn, MA.44

HUGH and HANNA had the following children:45 

	31	F	i.  HANNAH JONES was born on 9 Feb 1660 in Salem, MA. She died on
1 Oct 1662 in Salem, MA.

	32	F	ii. SARAH JONES was born on 12 Aug 1662 in Salem, MA. She died on
12 Oct 1662 in Salem, MA.

	33	F	iii. SARAH JONES was born on 30 Apr 1663 in Salem, MA. She died on
30 Apr 1663 in Salem, MA.

	34	M	iv. JOHN JONES was born on 4 Aug 166_ in Salem, MA.

	35	F	v. MARY JONES was born on 30 Jan 1665 in Salem, MA.

	36	F	vi. DEBORAH JONES was christened on 10 Mar 1669 in 1st Ch Salem
MA..

	37	F	vii. ELIZABETH JONES was born in Oct 1664 in Salem, MA and was
christened on 10 Mar 1669 in 1st Ch Salem, MA.

	38	M	viii. SAMUEL JONES was born on 30 Apr 1672 in Salem, MA.

	11.	SARAH TOMPKINS (JOHN Sr., RALPH) was christened on 1 Jan 1642 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA.

SARAH married JOHN WATERS, son of RICHARD WATERS and JOYCE PLAISE,
on 1 Aug 1663 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.46 John was born on 27 Sep 1640 in Salem,
MA.47 He died in Feb 1707/1708 in Salem, MA.48

John Waters will dated 14 Feb. 1706/7, sworn to be authentic 1 Mar 1707/08 The will
names wife (no name) sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, daughters Elizabeth {single},
daughters Symonds & Jacobs.49   

JOHN and SARAH had the following children:50

	39	M	i.   JOHN WATERS was born Last of June 1664 in Salem, MA. He died in
Jul 1664 in Salem, MA.

	40	M	ii.   RICHARD WATERS was born Last Of June 1664 in Salem, MA. He
died in Jul 1664 in Salem, MA.

	41	M	iii.    JOHN WATERS was born on 4 Jul 1665 in Salem, MA.

	42	F	iv.     SARAH WATERS was born on 30 Aug 1667 in Salem, MA.
married  JOHN SYMONDS 3 Mar 1689/90 in Salem, MA51

	43	M	v.       RICHARD WATERS was born on 13 Nov 1669 in Salem, MA.

	44	M	vi.      NATHANIEL WATERS was born on 6 Feb 1671 in Salem, MA.

	45	M	vii       SAMUEL WATERS was born on 29 Mar 1674 in Salem, MA. He
died in Apr 1674 in Salem, MA.

	46	M	viii.	SAMUEL WATERS was born on 6 May 1675 in Salem, MA.

	47	F	ix.	ELIZABETH WATERS was born on 10 Jan 1677 in Salem,
MA.
              48.           F    x.           ABIGAIL WATERS was christened on 6 May 1683 in Salem,
MA.  married JOHN JACOBS 6 Apr 1704 in Salem, MA  52 
 			 

	12.	JOHN Jr. TOMPKINS (JOHN Sr., RALPH) was born on 16 Feb 1644 in Salem, Essex
Co., MA. He died in 1705/1706 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.53

The property of John Tompkins Sr. descended to John Tompkins Jr. and his
brother Nathaniel.  The year following John Sr's death Nathaniel Tompkins
released the homestead to John Jr.  When John Jr. died the house and 14 acres of land
which went with it were valued at 85 pounds.  On 27 Feb. 1705/6 John and Samuel
Foster who had lived in Salem, in the north field or north neck, fifty odd years, deposed
that they knew that John Tompkins of Salem, who the preceding month, had been
possessed in his own right of a dwelling house, barne and about 14  land arable and
pasture, in ye north field, in Salem, bounded 'northerly with ye river known by 
ye name of Cowhoufe River easterly partly upon ye land of George Jacobs and partly
the lands of John Small, southerly upon ye Land of John Hathorne Esq. & partly upon
ye Land of John Waters from ye first day of October 1692 until ye first day of October 
anno dom 1704." This land eventually descended to Nathaniel Tompkins, son of John Jr.
54
John Tompkins Jr. deposed 11 Nov. 1670, age about 25.55

At a Salem Quarterly Court Meeting June 1677 John Waters, aged 35 years
and Stephen Small aged 20 years deposed that they saw George Jacobs Sr. strike
John Tomkins Jr., one blow and if the latter had not held him by the arms, he
would have struck him some more, he being in such a passion. Jacobs paid a fine for
this offense.56 

JOHN married REBECCA KNIGHT, daughter of PHILIP KNIGHT and MARGERY,
on 26 Jun 1672 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.57 Rebecca was born about 1651. She died on 8
Jan 1688 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.58

They had the following children:59

	49	F	i.	MARGARET TOMPKINS was born on 8 Mar 1672/1673 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA and was christened on 20 May 1683 in First Church,
Salem, MA. She died on 5 Sep 1723 in Concord, MA.60

2 June 1717 - After the Lord's Supper Margaret Hartwel, formerly
Tomkins was with the consent of the church dismissed to the church at
Concord61 

MARGARET married SAMUEL HARTWELL as 3d wife on 29 May
1717 in Salem, Essex Co., MA..62  Samuel was born 6 Oct. 1666 in
Concord, MA son of  SAMUEL HARTWELL & RUTH WHEELER
.63  Samuel died Concord, MA 27 Nov. 1744.64

	50	M	ii.	JOHN 2d TOMPKINS was born on 3 Sep 1674 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA and was christened on 20 May 1683 in Salem, MA.

+	51	F	iii.	REBECCA TOMPKINS was born on 19 Jun 1676 and died on
19 Jan 1735.

	52	M	iv.	NATHANIEL TOMPKINS was born on 20 Sep 1678 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA. He died between 15 July & 14 Aug. 1732 in Salem, MA.65

Will was dated 14 July 1732, Inventory 14 Aug  and  mentions wife
and sisters - after Mary's  death estate divided among nieces & nephews
66

NATHANIEL married MARY PASCO, daughter of HUGH PASCO
and MARY PEASE, on 8 Jul 1703 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.67Mary
was born on 9 Oct 1680 in Salem, MA.68 She died in 1740 in Salem,
MA.69No children

+	53	F	v.	ELIZABETH TOMPKINS was born on 14 Mar 1680/1688
and died after 1731.

+	54	F	vi.	MARY TOMPKINS was born on 28 May 1686.

+	55	F	vii.	DEBORAH TOMPKINS was born on 8 Jan 1688 and died on
16 Dec 1753.

	14.	MARY TOMPKINS (JOHN Sr., RALPH) was christened on 29 Apr 1649 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA. She died on 12 Dec 1688 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.70

MARY married JOHN FELTON, son of NATHANIEL FELTON and MARY
SKELTON, on 29 Nov 1670 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.71 John was christened on 3 Sep
1648 in Salem, MA.72 He died 19 Feb 1717/1718 Ae 73 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.73

 JOHN FELTON married 2 HANNAH74

JOHN and MARY had the following children:75

	56	M	i.     NATHANIEL FELTON was born on 3 Jun 1672 in Salem, MA.

	57	F	ii.    MARY FELTON was born on 30 Mar 1673/1674 in Salem, MA.

	58	M	iii.    JOHN FELTON was born on 22 Mar 1676 in Salem, MA. He died
on 6 Apr 1676 in Salem, MA.76

	59	F	iv.     HANNAH FELTON was born on 13 Apr 1677 in Salem, MA.

	60	F	v.      ELIZABETH FELTON was born on 28 Feb 1679 in Salem, MA.

	61	M	vi.     SAMUEL FELTON was born on 1 Jan 1682 in Salem, MA and was
christened on 17 Jun 1683 in 1st Ch Of Salem MA77

	62	M	vii.     JOHN FELTON was born on 22 Aug 1686 in Salem., Ma and was
christened in Jun 1687 in 1st Ch Salem, MA.78


	15.	DEBORAH TOMPKINS (JOHN Sr., RALPH) was christened on 8 Jun 1651 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA.

DEBORAH married NATHANIEL SILSBY, son of HENRY SILSBY and DOROTHY,
on 5 Nov 1671 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.79  Nathaniel m2 ELIZABETH PICKERING
27 May 1703 in Salem, MA80 Elizabeth daughter of  JONATHAN PICKERING &
JANE CROMWELL  was born 3 June 1669 in Salem, MA.81


NATHANIEL and DEBORAH had the following children:82

	63	M	i.   HENRY SILSBY was born on 12 Apr 1674 in Salem, MA.

	64	M	ii.   NATHANIEL SILSBY was born on 11 Apr 1676 in Salem, MA. He
died on 21 Apr 1676 in Salem, MA.83

	65	M	iii.    NATHANIEL SILSBY was born on 23 Oct 1677 in Salem, MA.

	66	M	iv.     SAMUEL SILSBY was born on 30 Jan 1679 in Salem, MA.

	67	M	v.       JOHN SILSBY was born on 20 Mar 1682 in Salem, MA.

	68	F	vi.       MARGARET SILSBY was born on 20 Nov 1684 in Salem, MA.

	17.	PRISCILLA TOMPKINS (JOHN Sr., RALPH).

Priscilla  received full communion 1st church of Salem 7 May 169384 

PRISCILLA married (1) SAMUEL MARSH, son of JOHN MARSH and SUSAN
SKELTON, on 14 Aug 1679 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.85 Samuel was born on 2 Oct 1652
in Salem, MA.86

SAMUEL and PRISCILLA had the following children:87

	69	F	i.  SUSANNAH MARSH was born on 12 May 1680 in Salem, MA and
was christened in Jun 1693 in 1st Ch Salem. MA.

	70	M	ii. JOHN MARSH was born on 1 Sep 1681 in Salem, MA and was
christened in Jun 1693 in 1st Ch Salem MA.

+	71	F	iii. HANNAH MARSH was born on 18 Sep 1673 and died on 30 Mar
1716.

	72	F	iv. SARAH MARSH was born on 18 Jul 1685 in Salem, MA.

	73	F	v. MARGARET MARSH was born on 8 Apr 1688 in Salem, MA and
was christened in Jun 1693 in 1st Ch Salem MA.

	74	F	vi. ELIZABETH MARSH was christened in Jun 1693 in 1st Ch Of
Salem, MA.

PRISCILLA also married (2) WILLIAM HAYWARD on 6 May 1708 in Mendon, MA.88


                          Fourth Generation

	51.	REBECCA TOMPKINS (JOHN Jr., JOHN Sr., RALPH) was born on 19 Jun 1676 in
Salem, Essex Co., MA and was christened on 20 May 1683 in Salem, MA. She died on 19
Jan 1735 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.89

On 6 Apr 1712 Rebekah Massey wife of Nathaniel and others were  examined and
renewed their covenant with God and the Church and were received in full communion
in the First Church of Salem, MA90 

REBECCA married NATHANIEL MASSEY, son of JOHN MASSEY and SARAH
WELLS, on 4 Nov 1708 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.91 Nathaniel  died 17 Oct 1739 in
Salem, Essex Co., MA.92

NATHANIEL and REBECCA had the following children:93 

	75	M	i. NATHANIEL MASSEY was born on 18 Jul 1709 in Salem, MA and
was christened on 27 May 1722 in 1st Ch Salem, MA.

	76	F	ii. REBECKAH MASSEY was christened on 27 May 1722 in 1st Ch,
Salem, MA.

	77	M	iii. JOHN MASSEY was born on 31 Aug 1712 in Salem, MA and was
christened on 27 May 1722 in 1st Ch. Of Salem, MA.

	78	M	iv. DANIEL MASSEY was born on 28 Jul 1714 in Salem, MA and was
christened on 27 May 1722 in Salem 1st Church.

	79	M	v. SAMUEL MASSEY was born after 25 Jun 1714 in Salem, MA and
was christened on 27 May 1722 in lst Ch. of Salem, MA.

.
	53.	ELIZABETH TOMPKINS (JOHN Jr., JOHN Sr., RALPH) was born
on 14 Mar 1680/1688 in Salem, Essex Co., MA. She died after 1731 when as a member
of the Congregational Church in Sutton, MA she is mentioned in a seating arrangement
as "ye widdo RICH"94

ELIZABETH married SAMUEL RICH, son of NICHOLAS RICH and ABIGAIL
GREEN, on 16 May 1717 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.95 Samuel was born about 1683/1684
in Wenham, Essex Co., MA. He died before 1 Apr 1729 in Sutton, Worcester Co., MA. -
SEE RICH FAMILY BY COMPILER

SAMUEL RICH married 2 HANNAH MARSH (See #71)

SAMUEL and ELIZABETH had the following children:96

	80	M	i.    ELISHA RICH was born on 23 Feb 1718 in Mendon, Worcester Co.,
MA. .

	81	M	ii.   ISRAEL RICH died about 1748/1749.

	82	M	iii.   NATHANIEL RICH was born about 1720. He died after Mar 1741.



	54.	MARY TOMPKINS (JOHN Jr., JOHN Sr., RALPH) was born on 28
May 1686 in Salem, Essex Co., MA. Mary, wife to Joseph Flagg died 15 Apr. 1742 in
Concord, MA.97
 
MARY married JOSEPH FLAGG, son of ELEAZER FLAGG and DEBORAH
WRIGHT, on 29 Apr 1713 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.98 Joseph married 2 SARAH 
HARRIS  21 Oct. 1742 Concord, MA.99   Sarah died 19 Apr 1755, ae 56 Concord,
MA.100 
JOSEPH and MARY had the following children:101

	83	M	i.  JOSEPH FLAGG was born on 12 Feb 1713/1714 in Concord, MA.

	84	M	ii. JOHN FLAGG was born on 26 Aug 1715 in Concord, MA.

	85	F	iii.MARY FLAGG was born on 21 Jan 1716/1717 in Concord, MA.

	86	F	iv.REBEKAH FLAGG was born on 19 Sep 1718 in Concord, MA.

	87	F	v.ABIGAIL FLAGG was born on 18 Apr 1720 in Concord, MA. She died
on 3 May 1721 in Concord, MA.102

	88	M	vi.TOMKINS FLAGG was born on 11 Dec 1721 in Concord, MA.

	89	M	vii.ELEAZER FLAGG.son of Joseph & Mary died 13 June 1736
Concord, MA.103 

	90	F	viii.ELIZABETH FLAGG was born on 17 Jul 1728 in Concord, MA. She
died on 17 Jan 1729 in Concord, MA.104

	55.	DEBORAH TOMPKINS (JOHN Jr., JOHN Sr., RALPH) was born on 8 Jan 1688 in
Salem, Essex Co., MA and was christened in Jun 1689 in First Church, Salem, MA. She
died on 16 Dec 1753 in Grafton, MA.105
 
DEBORAH married ELEAZER FLAGG, son of ELEAZER FLAGG and DEBORAH
WRIGHT, on 26 Jan 1708/1709 in Concord, MA.106 Eleazer died on 1 May 1722 in
Concord, MA.107

ELEAZER and DEBORAH had the following children:108

	91	M	i.   ELEAZER FLAGG was born on 23 Oct 1709 in Concord, MA.

	92	M	ii.   NATHAN FLAGG.

	93	M	iii.   ROBERT FLAGG was born on 25 Aug 1713 in Concord, MA.

	94	M	iv.   NATHANIEL FLAGG was born on 21 May 1716 in Concord, MA.

	95	F	v.    DEBORAH FLAGG was born on 13 Feb 1718/1719 in Concord,
MA.

	96	M	vi.    JAMES FLAGG was born on 8 May 1723 in Concord, MA.

	97	M	vii.    JONATHAN FLAGG was born on 3 Feb 1725/1726 in Concord,
MA.

	98	F	viii.    ABIGAIL FLAGG was born on 25 Jan 1728/1729 in Concord,
MA.

	99	F	ix.      ELIZABETH FLAGG was born on 25 Jan 1728/1729 in Concord,
MA. She died 12 Jan. Following in Concord, MA.109


	71.	HANNAH MARSH (PRISCILLA TOMPKINS, JOHN Sr., RALPH) was born on 18
Sep 1673 in Salem, MA. She died on 30 Mar 1716 in Mendon, MA.110

HANNAH married SAMUEL RICH, son of NICHOLAS RICH and ABIGAIL
GREEN, on 29 Nov 1705 in Salem, MA.111 Samuel was born about 1683/1684 in
Wenham, Essex Co., MA. He died before 1 Apr 1729 in Sutton, Worcester Co., MA.
SEE 353 ELIZABETH TOMPKINS RICH, first wife

SAMUEL and HANNAH had the following children:112

	100	F	i.   PRISCILLA RICH was born on 28 Sep 1706 in Wrentham, MA. 
l.
	101	F	ii.  HANNAH RICH was born on 17 Jul 1708 in Mendon, MA.

	102	F	iii . SARAH RICH was born on 3 Apr 1710 in Mendon, MA. .0
.
	103	M	iv.    SAMUEL Jr. RICH was born on 10 Jul 1712 in Mendon, MA. .

	104	F	v.     ABIGAIL RICH was born on 6 Apr 1714 in Mendon, MA.  .
.
	105	F	vi.     EUNICE RICH was born on 22 Mar 1715/1716 in Mendon, MA.


                PHILIP KNIGHT OF TOPSFIELD MASSACHUSETTS  

                          First Generation

	1.	PHILIP KNIGHT was born about 1614.113  He died in 1668 in Topsfield, Essex Co.,
MA114

Philip Knight, cooper, came to New England probably from England before
1637 when he resided in Charlestown, MA.  

The will of widow Mary Knight of Wapping Co. Middlesex, England dated 10
Nov. 1644 mentions her mother-in-law Sarah Knight residing in New England, who if
she was still living received 20 pounds; her brother Robert Knight residing in Holland
her late husband's wearing apparel excepting sea clothes; her brother Philip Knight her
husband's sea clothes and instruments plus 5 pounds.115This may refer to Philip Knight
of Salem MA but this is  conjectural. 

Philip Knight was in Lancaster, MA in 1654 when he purchased 20 acres of land from
Stephen Day.  He was also granted 20 more acres on the east side of the Penicook
River.116 Philip sold this land to John Tinker "being the second lott from Goodman 
Prescotts.117Philip first appears in Charlestown where he was keeper of the ferry in
1651 and called planter and he & wife Margurite were voted a house and barn, and a
piece of cow common and marsh meadow which he sold to  John Cloyes, mariner on 15
Apr 1656.118  Philip then removed to Essex County Massachusetts.      

The administration of the estate of Philip Knight of Topsfield, MA was
granted on 24 Nov. 1668 to widow Margarey Knight.  The Court ordered to the eldest
son (Jonathan) 20li, and 10li each to Philip, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Mary, at age or
upon marriage.119  The widow was bound for the children's portions. 

PHILIP married MARGERY. Margery was born about 1621. She died on 18 Apr 1709 in
Concord, Middlesex Co., MA.120 Margery married2 THOMAS BATEMAN 27 Jan. 1668
Concord, MA121 Thomas died 6 Feb. 1669 Concord, MA 122  Margery married3
NATHANIEL BALL  7 Feb. 1670 Concord, MA123 Nathaniel Ball died 14 Jan. 1705/6
Concord, MA.124
 
Margery Knight was admitted to the church in Charlestown 7 (3) 1650125

PHILIP and MARGERY had the following children:126

+	2	M	i.   JONATHAN KNIGHT was born about 1642 and died in 1683/1684.

+	3	M	ii.   PHILIP Jr. KNIGHT was born about 1645.

+	4	F	iii.   REBECCA KNIGHT was born about 1651 and died on 8 Jan 1688.

+	5	F	iv.   MARY KNIGHT was born about 1654 and died on 5 Mar
1737/1738.

+	6	F	v.     ELIZABETH KNIGHT was born c1655 and died on 6 Nov 1742.


                           Second Generation

	2.	JONATHAN KNIGHT (PHILIP) was born about 1642.127 He died in 1683/1684.128

Administration of the estate of Jonathan Knight was granted to his widow Ruth in
1685.  The eldest son (Jonathan Jr.) was to receive 11-1/2 acres of land  that Jonathan
Sr. had purchased from his brother Philip Jr. Knight ,widow Ruth Knight petitioned
the estate to allow her to sell various properties and she mentions sons Enos &
Ebenezer Knight and their sister Deborah 129

JONATHAN married RUTH WRIGHT on 31 Mar 1663. 130Ruth, daughter of 
JOHN WRIGHT was born on 23 Apr 1646 in Woburn, MA.131 She died on 17 Oct
1715 in Concord, MA.132  Ruth (Wright) Knight m2 THOMAS BATEMAN Jr.133

JONATHAN and RUTH had the following children:134

	7	M	i.   JONATHAN KNIGHT.

	8	F	ii.  RUTH KNIGHT.

	9	M	iii. ENOS KNIGHT was christened in Jun 1688 in Salem, MA.135

	10	F	iv.   DEBORAH KNIGHT was christened in Jun 1688 in Salem, MA.136

	11	M	v.    EBENEZER KNIGHT.

	3.	PHILIP Jr. KNIGHT (PHILIP) was born about 1645. Philip Jr. was
living on 26 Sept. 1724 when he acknowledged a deed 137

PHILIP married MARGERY WILKINS, daughter of BRAY WILKINS and ANNE.
Margery was born about 1648/1649 and was christened on 10 Feb 1648/1649 in
Dorchester, MA.138 She was living 9 June 1696./7 when she was mentioned in her father's
will.139 

PHILIP and MARGERY had the following children:140

	12	M	i.  PHILIP KNIGHT was born on 22 Dec 1669 in Topsfield, MA.

	13	F	ii.  MARGARET KNIGHT was born on 31 Aug 1671 in Topsfield, MA.
She died  young.

	14	F	iii. ABIGAIL KNIGHT was born on 25 Mar 1672/1673 in Topsfield,
MA.

	15	F	iv.  MARGARET KNIGHT was born on 15 Nov 1674 in Topsfield, MA.

	16	F	v.    ELIZABETH KNIGHT was born on 25 Jan 1676/1677 in Topsfield,
MA.

	17	F	vi.    MARY KNIGHT was born on 12 Nov 1680 in Topsfield, MA.

	18	M	vii.    JOSEPH KNIGHT was born on 12 Mar 1684/1685 in Topsfield,
MA.

	19	F	viii.    REBECCA KNIGHT was christened on 24 May 1691 in
Topsfield, MA.

	20	M	ix.       BENJAMIN KNIGHT was born on 16 Jul 1692 in Topsfield, MA.

	4.	REBECCA KNIGHT (PHILIP) was born about 1651. She died on 8 Jan 1688 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA.

REBECCA married JOHN Jr. TOMPKINS, son of JOHN Sr. TOMPKINS and
MARGARET GOODMAN, on 26 Jun 1672 in Salem, Essex Co., MA. John was born on
16 Feb 1644 in Salem, Essex Co., MA. He died in 1705/1706 in Salem, Essex Co., MA

SEE #12 TOMPKINS FAMILY PRECEDING

JOHN and REBECCA had the following children:141

	21	F	i.    MARGARET TOMPKINS was born on 8 Mar 1672/1673 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA and was christened on 20 May 1683 in First Church,
Salem, MA. .

	22	M	ii.   JOHN 2d TOMPKINS was born on 3 Sep 1674 in Salem, Essex Co.,
MA and was christened on 20 May 1683 in Salem, MA.

	23	F	iii.    REBECCA TOMPKINS was born on 19 Jun 1676 in Salem, Essex
Co., MA and was christened on 20 May 1683 in Salem, MA. 

	24	M	iv.     NATHANIEL TOMPKINS was born on 20 Sep 1678 in Salem,
Essex Co., MA. 

	25	F	v.       ELIZABETH TOMPKINS was born on 14 Mar 1680/1688 in
Salem, Essex Co., MA. 

	26	F	vi.       MARY TOMPKINS was born on 28 May 1686 in Salem, Essex
Co., MA.

	27	F	vii.   DEBORAH TOMPKINS was born on 8 Jan 1688 in Salem, Essex
Co., MA and was christened in Jun 1689 in First Church, Salem, MA. .

	5.	MARY KNIGHT (PHILIP) was born about 1654. She died on 5 Mar 1737/1738 in
Bedford, MA.142

MARY married DANIEL ROLFE, son of DANIEL ROLFE and HANNAH
BRADSTREET, on 6 Jun 1671 in Salem, MA.143 Daniel was born about 1649. He died
on 27 Oct 1748 in Bedford, MA.144

They had the following children:145
	28	F	i.   MARGERY ROLFE was born on 4 Jul 1679 in Concord, MA.

	29	M	ii.  JONATHAN ROLFE was born on 2 Feb 1682/1683 in Concord, MA.

	30	F	iii.  HANNAH ROLFE was born on 1 Apr 1689/1690 in Concord, MA.

	31	F	iv.  REBECCA ROLFE was born on 4 Nov 1692 in Concord, MA.

	32	M	v.   JOHN ROLFE was born on 8 May 1696 in Concord, MA.

	33	M	vi.   PHILIP ROLFE was born on 30 May 1700 in Concord, MA.


	6.	ELIZABETH KNIGHT (PHILIP) was born c1655. She died on 6 Nov 1742 in Monson,
MA.146

ELIZABETH married JOSEPH FRENCH, son of RICHARD FRENCH and MARTHA
BEAN, on 2 Jan 1672/1673 in Concord, MA.147 Joseph died on 26 Nov 1732 in Bedford,
MA.148

Joseph’s will probated 28 May 1733, best cow best bed & furniture and 1/3 personal
estate, half of  dwelling house etc to wife; son Samuel received 5 shillings, on top of
what he had already received,  son Joseph received land not already deeded. Joseph
was to take care of his mother's livestock and was to provide for her.  Daughters
Elizabeth Colburn and Jemima Wheeler each rec'd three pounds  and son Jonathan
received 5 pounds in addition to what he had previously received by deed. 149   

JOSEPH and ELIZABETH had the following children:150

	34	F	i.   REBECCA FRENCH was born on 3 Jan 1673/1674 in Concord, MA.

	35	M	ii.   SAMUEL FRENCH was born on 14 Jun 1676 in Concord, MA.

	36	M	iii.   JOSEPH FRENCH was born on 28 Apr 1679 in Concord, MA.

	37	F	iv.    ELIZABETH FRENCH was born on 5 Mar 1681/1682 in Concord,
MA.

	38	F	v.     MARY FRENCH was born on 18 Aug 1684 in Concord, MA.

	39	F	vi.     MARGERY FRENCH was born on 11 May 1687 in Concord, MA.

	40	M	vii.    JONATHAN FRENCH was born on 8 May 1690 in Concord, MA.

	41	F	viii.   JEMIMA FRENCH was born on 4 Aug 1693 in Concord, MA.



END NOTES
1.   Age  50 on passenger list of Truelove in 1635
2.   NEHG Register XIV,323
3.   History of Dorchester Massachusetts compiled by the Committee of  Dorchester Antiquarian & 
Historical Society{Boston, Ebenezer Clapp,1859}  135
4.   Suffolk County Wills - Abstracts of the Earliest Wills Upon Record in the County of Suffolk,
Massachusetts, {Baltimore, Genealogical Publishng Co. Inc., 1984}, 346
5.   Sidney Perley, History of Salem Massachusetts {Sidney Perley 1916} 2:191 hereinafter Perley
6.   Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts {Essex Institute 1975}, Vol.4:177 hereinafter EQCR
7.   The Probate Records of Essex County Massachusetts {Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1916-1920}Vol. 2:75 hereinafter Essex Probate)
8.   Ibid
9.   Ibid
10.  Ibid
11.  The American Genealogist, Vol.68 #1, 19 Jan. 1993
12.  Richard D. Pierce, editor - Records of the First Church in Salem, Massachusetts 1629 - 1736 {Salem, Essex Institute,1974}11 hereinafter Salem Church Records
13.  #1 & #2 mentioned in Ralph’s estate papers, #2,3,4 on Truelove Passenger List with Ralph, #5 according to Robert A. & Claire F. Tompkins, The Tomkins - Tompkins Genealogy {Los Angeles, Robert A., Tompkins, 1942} 9 which may not be correct #6  Wendover, Buckinghamshire Parish Register
14.  Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County Massachusetts with a genealogical register {Boston, Kidder & Wright, 1840}316 - will in Genealogical  Advertisor 4:91
15   Clarance Almon Torrey, New England  Marriages prior to 1700 {Baltimore,Genealogical Publishing Co., reprint 1985} 747
16.  Ralph Tompkins estate papers imply that she died not long before his last illness and death.
17.  Salem MA printed VR, 6:276
18.  Essex Institute Collections IX;41,51
19.  Perley, Vol.3:460,464
20.  Ibid, Vol.2:316
21.  Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co.  reprint 1969}, 457
22.  EQCR 5:53
23.  EQCR 7:348
24.  Essex  Institute  Collections Vol. 50:59
25.  EQCR 8:218/19 & Essex Probate printed 3:426
26.  Buckinghamshire Parish Records edited by Phillimore  & Hagg., {London, 1902)
27.  Salem MA printed VR, 2:76
28.  EQCR 1:285
29.  Salem MA printed VRS, 2:353 & Salem Church Records, 17, 19, 20.,21, 23
30.  Salem MA printed VR, 4:387
31.  Essex Deeds 3:314
32.  Ibid. 8:715
33.  Salem Church Records, 114
34.  Salem Church Records, 114
35.  Deposed age abt 52 yrs on 11 Nov.1670 - Essex Deeds 3:313
36.  John E. Morris, The Ancestry of Lydia Foster, wife of Stephen Lincoln of  Oakham, Mass.  {Hartford,CT, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1898}, 7/8
37.  Salem , MA printed VRS, 1:315 - 1:318 &   Salem Church Records, 22, 23, 31, 32
38.  Ibid
39.  Salem MA printed VR, 3:361
40.  Ibid, 4:387
41.  Register 61:149
42.  Ibid 4:548
43.  Salem Church Records, 22
44.  Woburn Deaths 2:102
45.  Salem, MA printed VRS 7:474 & Register 61:149
46.  Salem MA printed VR, 4:387
47.  Salem MA Church Records, 18 and Register 5l:407
48.  Salem MA printed VR, 6:310
49.  Essex PR 28995
50.  Salem MA printed VRS, 2:395, 397, 398
51.  Ibid,  4:440
52.  Ibid, 3:541
53.  Essex PR 27801
54.  Essex Institute Collections Vol. 50:59/60
55.  Essex Deeds 3:313/14
56.  EQCR 6:292/3
57.  Salem MA printed VR, 4:387
58.  Ibid, 6:276 “in child bed”
59.  Salem MA printed VRS, 2:353 & Salem Church Records, 35
60.  Concord MA printed VR, 104
61.  Salem MA Church Records,250
62.  Ibid, 4:387 
63.  Concord MA printed VR, 12
64.  IGI
65.  Essex PR #27803 & Register 150:134
66.  Essex Deeds  84:180 & 86:38/39
67.  Salem MA printed VR, 4:387
68.  Ibid 2:141
69.  Register 150:134 & Essex PR 27802
70.  Salem MA printed VR, 5:243
71.  Ibid, 4:387
72.  Salem MA Church Records, 22
73.  Salem MA printed VR, 5:243
74.  On 27 Apr 1713 John & Hannah Felton, among others, petitioned the
Salem church to settle a particular church under the ministry of  Benjamin Prescott
75.  Salem MA printed VRS,  1:290, 292, 293,296, 298
76.  Ibid 5:243
77.  Salem Church Record, 35
78.  Ibid, 38
79.  Salem MA printed VR, 4:387
80.  Ibid, 309
81.  Ibid, 2:170
82.  Salem MA printed VRS 2:288/289
83.  Ibid, 6:255 
84.  Salem Church Record, 173
85.  Salem MA printed VR, 4:387
86.  Salem Church Records, 23
87.  Salem MA printed VRS, 4:255, 256 & Salem Church Records, 42 as children of Priscilla Marsh 
88.  Mendon MA printed VR, 317
89.  Salem MA printed VR, 6:59 
90.  Salem MA Church Record, 221
91.  Salem MA  printed VR, 4:387
92.  Ibid, 6:59
93.  Ibid 2:63/64 &  Salem Church Records 62
94.  William A. Benedict & Hiram Tracy, The History of Sutton Massachusetts from 1704 - 1806 with genealogies {Worcester MA, Sandford & Co.1878}47 
95.   Salem MA printed VR 4:387
96.   Mendon MA printed VR, 149 & Rich Family Genealogy by compiler
97.   Concord MA printed VR, 144
98.   Salem MA printed VR 4:387
99.   Concord MA printed VR, 153
100.  Ibid, 430
101.  Concord MA printed VRS 81, 82, 88, 95, 99, 100, 120  - Flagg Genealogy, 177 says parents of 4 sons & 4 daughters
102.  Concord MA printed VR, 100
103.  Ibid, 128
104.  Ibid, 100
105.  Grafton MA printed VR, 35
106.  Concord MA printed VR, 72 (both of Concord)
107.  Ibid, 104
108.  Charles Wright Flagg, The Descendants of Eleazer Flagg & his wife Huldah Chandler of Grafton Massachusetts {Boston, David Clapp & son, 1903}177 & Concord MA printed VRS
109.  Concord MA printed VR, 120
110.  Mendon MA VR,493 
111.  Recorded Mendon MA printed VR, 387
112.  #2 Priscilla Wrentham MA printed VR, 178 - others  Mendon MA printed VRS, 149
113.  He deposed at Salem, MA in 1666 aged about 52 years.Perley,  Vol.3:323)
114.  The Probate Records of Essex County, Mass. Vol. 1 :141
115.  New England Historic  Genealogical Register 1909, 238
116.  Rev. Abijah P. Marvin History of the town of Lancaster Massachusetts {1879 published by the town of Lancaster, Massachusetts}.171
117.  Charles S. Tibbets, The Knight Family manuscript dated 10 Apr. 1941, Page 1 NEHG Boston.hereinafter Tibbets 
118.  Thomas B. Wyman, Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 {Boston, 1879, David Clapp & Son}, 590 hereinafter Wyman
119.  The Probate Records of Essex County, Mass. Vol. 1 :141
120.  Concord MA printed VR, 74
121.  Ibid, 14
122.  Ibid
123.  Ibid, 15
124.  Ibid, 69
125.  Wyman, 590
126.  Ibid
127.  Jonathan Knight, aged about 38 years testified on 29 June 1680 in a case Jonathan Knight vs Thomas Cave concerning a land dispute (EQCR 7:392)
128.  Essex Co. PR #15993
129.  Ibid & EQCR 9:156/7
130.  Woburn Marriages 3:71
l31.  Woburn Births, 282
132.  Concord MA printed VR, 87
133.  Tibbets, 2
134.  Essex Co. PR #15993 & EQCR 9:156/7
l35.  Enos & Deborah children of Ruth Bateman formerly Knight bapt Salem June 1688 (Salem Ch. Records, page 39
136.  Ibid
137.  Essex LR 43:295
138.  The American Genealogist  Apr 1984:101
139.  Ibid
140.  Topsfield MA printed VRS
141.  Salem MA printed VRS, 2:353
142.  Bedford MA printed VR, 136
143.  Salem MA printed VR, 3:578
144.  Ibid
145.  Concord MA printed VRS, 30, 33, 42,49
146.  Tibbets, 3
147.  Concord MA printed VR, 16
148.  Bedford MA printed VR, 121
149.  Middlesex PR 8509
150.  Recorded Concord MA printed VRS, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 39