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1. MOSESm.1. ALICE ______ (d. 20 Oct. 1657, lost at sea) 2. 16 June 1658 Prudence (Marston) Swain d. 28 May 1687 Hampton, NH will 1 Nov. 1682 Moses was in Hampton in 1639 as a young man, unmarried, having moved from Ipswich. Margaret, wife of John Stubbin of Watertown testified 19 July 1640 to purchasing from him: "dried suet about the month of October last was twelve month, when he was going from Ipswich to live at Hampton first."(1) In the spring of 1640 Moses was appointed the first herdsman for the town.(2) On 20 Oct. 1657 Alice and their son John and six other people were drowned going in a boat from Hampton. Moses married the widow of one of the victims, Prudence Swain.(2) Moses was relieved from training in 1662 and was a selectman in the same year. He was then on the grand jury in 1668.(3) On 30 Dec. 1672 "Moses Cox of Hampton... for a valuable sum of money and other considerations, sells to Francis Jenness, of Hampton, and his son, Thomas Jenness, all his right, title and interest in a tract of land to be hereafter laid out (about 50 acres), it being the right of two shares in the cow common in a late division of land called ye North Division, abutting upon Portsmo bounds towards the north & extending southward towards Hampton Meetg hous- the 63 lot in number, bounded on the East by a grant to Edward Gove and on the West by a grant to Abraham Perkins."(4) Issue I. John- d. 20 Oct. 1657, lost at sea II. Mary- b.c.1644; m. John Godfrey III. Sarah- m. 21 Jan. 1664 Nicholas Norris 2IV. RACHEL m. THOMAS (2) ROLLINS V. Moses- b. 2 Nov. 1649 VI. Leah- b. 21 Apr. 1661; m. 13 Dec. 1681 James Perkins; d. 19 Feb. 1749
Ref: (1) Thomas Lechford's Note Book- quoted by Pope, pp.46-7 (2) "History of Hampton, NH"- Joseph Dow, Vol.2, p.649 (2) "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"- Savage, Vol. I, p.467 (3) "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire"-p.167 (4) "History of the Town of Hampton"- Joseph Dow, Salem Press, Salem, MA, 1893- Vol. II, p.766