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Peter Cloyes and Hannah Littlefield

Peter CLOYES. (CLAYES-S1,S4)(CLOYES-S2,S3)(CLOYCE-S4)(CLOIS-S2h,S8). [Familytree].
Born on 27 May 1640 (of Wells, York County, Maine)(in Watertown, Massachusetts-S3,S4,S5); son of John CLOYES and Abigail MOURNINGS.

He married (1) Hannah LITTLEFLELD (about 1662-S2)(in 1663-S1) in Wells, York County, Maine. Four of his children were christened in Salem on 5 August 1677; presumably Abigail, Hannah, Mary, and Peter.

At an unspecified time, but before 1683, he sold land in Wells, Maine to Thomas Baston. {S13}. Source 14 says they fled to Essex County during King Phillip's War {S14}.

He married (2) Sarah TOWNE about 1682 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

He was an original members of the Salem church in 1689, and Sarah joined in 1690. {S14}.

In the witch hysteria of 1692 his wife Sarah, along with her sisters Rebecca Nurse & Mary Easty, was accused of being a witch. Of the three sisters, only Sarah survived, first by hiding then in 1693 the Cloyes family, with members of the Towne, Bridges, and Elliott families left the Salem area for Framingham, Massachusetts. {S12}.

The Peter and Sarah Cloyes House still stands, at 657 Salem End Road,in Framingham. {S14}.

He married (3) Susanna HARRINGTON on (2-S3,S5)(31-S4) January 1704 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; by Mr. Samuell Angier.

He died on 18 July 1708, (probably at Wells, York County, Maine)(in Essex County, Massachusetts-S2)(in Sudbury, Massachusetts-S3,S5)(in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts-S4)(Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts-S5).

WIFE (1):
Hannah LITTLEFIELD. (Anne-S8). [Familytree].
Born (in 1633-S2,S3)(about 1646-S1) in Tichfield, Hampshire, England; daughter of Edmund LITTLEFIELD and Annis (Agnes) AUSTIN. She was christened in August 1633 in St. Peter's Church, Titchfiled, Hampshire, England {S5}. She was of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. She married Peter CLOYES in 1663 at Wells, York County, Maine.

Hannah was remembered in the will of her mother Annis, which was written on 12 December 1677, with inventory taken on 7 March 1678. Daughter Hannah Cloyse to get her bed and "bowlster" with Katherine Wakefield to deliver it to her. Her three daughters Elizabeth Wakefield, Mary Barrett and Hannah Cloyse to receive all "lining and woolen new and old" to be divided equally. {S3}.

She died about 1680 in Wells, York County, Maine.

  1. Hannah CLOYES. [Familytree]. Born in (1665)(1667) in Wells, York County, Maine. Christened on 5 August 1677 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. {S2h}. She married Daniel ELLIOTT in 1685 or 1686 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. {S1}. She died after 1708.
  2. Sarah CLOYES. {S3,S5}. Born about 1667 at Wells, York County, Maine. She married John Cunnabell. She died on 1 February 1696 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  3. Abigail CLOYES. Born in Wells, York County, Maine. Christened on 5 August 1677 in First Church, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. {S2h,S5}. She died before 1708.
  4. Mary CLOYES. Born in Wells, York County, Maine. Christened on 5 August 1677 in First Church, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. {S2h}. She married (1) (probably) Daniel Waters. She married (2) Joseph Trumball on 12 March 1688. He was a weaver. She died after 1708.
  5. Peter CLOYES. Born in Wells, York County, Maine. Christened on 5 August 1677 in First Church, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. {S2h,S5}. Peter married Mary PRESTON, daughter of Thomas PRESTON and Rebecca NURSE, on 13 December 1693 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 19 April 1736 in Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  6. James CLOYES. Born in Salem or in Rowley. Christened on 10 March 1679 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. {S2,S3}. He married Mary in Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He married Mary TOWNE in 1701. He died (on 4 April 1717-S6)(after 1725-S5) in Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  7. (child). {S3}.

WIFE (2):
Sarah TOWNE.
Born on 11 January 1637 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts {S4}. Christened on 3 September 1648 in the First Church at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts {S3,S4}; daughter of William TOWNE and Johanna (Joanna) BLESSING.

She married (1) Edmund BRIDGES, son of Edmund Bridges and Alice, on 11 January 1660 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Edmund Bridges and William Becket owned part of a wharf on the Salem waterfront, and Edmund procured a license to sell alcholic beverages. Sarah became involved with running the waterfront tavern while her husband carried on with his legal practice, often appearing in Salem quarterly courts as attorney, arbitrator and witness. {S14a}.

Selectman of Salem consented on May 1679 that Edmund Bridges could sit the seat in the gallery of the meeting house vacated by Sargeant Lake. Sarah could sit in the next seat behind the woman's pew, but as female was not allowed to speak. {S14a}.

Her husband Edmund died on 24 June 1682.

September 12, 1682; "the widow of Edmund Bridges and her children were ordered out of Topsfield by the constable, September 12, 1682. She was Sarah Town, daughter of William, and had probably returned to Topsfield after the death of her husband which had occured a few months earlier. (S14b).

January 17, 1683; Petition for settlement of a small estate left the undersigned by their father, who died ten years ago leaving no will, but left his estate in the hands of their mother who was appointed administatrix and the estate remained unsettled until her death, and now they desire that the following division may be allowed: the land to be divided equally to his three sons, Edmond, Jacob, and Joseph and the moveables equally to the three daughters, Rebecca, Mary, and Sarah; also the three brothers to pay all debts now due and what charges shall arise in settlement of the estate to be equally borne by all six. Signed by Mary (her mark) Towne relict of Edmond, Jacob Towne, Joseph (his mark) Towne, Francis (his mark) Nurse with the consent of Rebecca, Mary (her mark) Esty formerly Mary Towne, Sarah (her mark) Bridges. Witness: John How, John Pritchet. Allowed by the court at Ipswich April 10, 1683. (S14c).

She married (2) Peter CLOYES about 1682 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was an accused Witch, along with her sisters Rebecca Nurse and Mary Easty. Of the three sisters, only Sarah survived the hysteria, first by hiding then in 1693 the Cloyes family, with members of the Towne, Bridges, and Elliott families left the Salem area for Framingham, Massachusetts.

Source 14 says, "I suggest that Peter Cloyes had no children by wife Sarah. The children known to be of Hannah Littlefield Cloyes, are called well beloved in Peter's will. There are two children not specified thus, Alice, and Hepsibah, both identified as the daughters of "Sarah Bridges". Further, Alice is called "Alice Bridges", and her baptismal date is found at Salem Church before the death of Edmund Bridges, husband to Sarah. Further, Sarah Bridges age at the time of her marriage to Peter would have been approaching menopause. I believe Peter and Sarah were the parents of only Benoni, who died young. If Sarah and Peter's marriage was about 1682, she would have been 45 years old. A birth of Benoni and the 'norm' of a two year space between births would put the births of a 2nd (Hepsibah) and 3rd child (Alice) at ages 47 and 49 respectively. I have included Hepsibah in the family group sheet for now, because I have no proof otherwise and it is accepted that way by everyone. I would not however include Alice Bridges (most likely the namesake of her paternal grandmother Alice Bridges), whose baptism is found prior to the marriage of Peter and Sarah." {S14}.

"On March 21st, 1692, the Magistrates met in Salem and Rev. Noyes opened with prayer. On the 24th they met at the village, and Rev. Mr. Hale prayed. On the 26th they met again in Salem, and kept the day in fasting and prayer. On the 23rd of March a warrant was issued for the arrest of Rebecca (Nourse) Nurse and Dorcas Good, of the village, and the former was examined on the 24th, the day when the Magistrates met there. John Proctor was arrested and examined on the 11th of April, his wife Elizabeth and SARAH CLOYES having been arrested on the 8th, and who were examined on the 11th, also. On the 12th of April John Proctor, his wife Elizabeth, SARAH CLOYES, Rebecca Nurse, Martha Cory and Dorcas (Dorothy) Good were sent to Boston jail in charge of Marshal George Herrick. On the 21st of April a warrant was issued for the arrest of William Hobbs and Deliverance, his wife, and for Nehemiah Abbott, Mary Esty, wife of Isaac Esty (who was a sister with Sarah Cloyes), Sarah Wilds, wife of John Wilds, all of whom were from Topsfield and Ipswitch, also of Edward Bishop husbandman and Sarah his wife, and many others." {S14}.

There is a disposition of one witness remining on the Court Records, taken very probably after the confession of Mrs. Hobbs, stating that there were some three hundred of more witches in the country, and that their object was the destruction of Salem Village. The horror, alarm and rage which must have followed such confessions can only indeed be imagined by those who know the religious tendencies and convictions of the Puritans at that day. Such confessions, moreover were supposed to reveal the secret of the Devil's campaign in the war--his plan of attack--and consequently Salem Village became the very point and center of the battle. {S14}.

1692; not attending church. (S14e).

April 3, 1692; Sunday - left church during services, slamming door behind herself due to nature of sermon (devils). (The Devil Discovered by Enders A. Robinson) " April the 3d. Being Sacrament Day at the Village, Sarah Cloys, Sister to Goodwife Nurse, a Member to one of the Churches, was (tho' it seems with difficulty prevail'd with to be) present; but being entred the place, and Mr. Parris naming his Text, 6 John, 70. Have not I chosen you Twelve, and one of you is a Devil (for what cause may rest as a doubt whether upon the account of her Sisters being Committed, or because of the choice of that Text) she rose up and went out, the wind shutting the Door forcibly, gave occasion to some to suppose she went out in Anger, and might occasion a suspicion of her; however she was soon after complain'd of, examin'd and Committed." (S14f).

April 4, 1692; Monday - complaint of witchcraft brought against Sarah. (S14e,S14g). Sarah Cloyes and Elizabeth Proctor were accused of witchcraft by Jonathan Walcott and Nathaniel Ingersoll. A warrant for their arrest was issued the same day. (S14a).

April 8, 1692; Warrant issued for Sarah. (S14e).

April 11 and 12, 1692; Monday - examination before the highest tribunal in the colony. Sarah examined first. Refused to confess - sent to jail at Salem where her sister Rebecca awaited. Placed in hand and leg irons. Later was removed to Boston prison. (S14e). Sarah was taken to the public meeting house in the town for examination. (S14a).

Sarah Towne Cloyce, formally charged alongside Goody Proctor on April 4 and examined with her a week later, was approximately twenty years younger than her sister Rebecca Nurse. Born in Salem, about 1641, she first wed Edmund Bridges Jr. of Topsfield. In the early 1680s, as an impoverished widow with five children, she married the widower Peter Cloyce. Both joined the Salem church, he as an original member in 1689, she the following year. Her second husband had been born in Watertown, but he and several of his brothers moved to Maine, where they lived until fleeing to Essex County during King Phillip's War. Peter remained in Salem Village thereafter, but his brother Thomas returned to Falmouth where he was killed in 1690. Thomas Cloyce's wife Susanna was the sister of Philip Lewis, Mercy's father. In other words, Sarah Cloyce and Mercy Lewis were closely related by marriage; Sarah was the sister-in-law of Mercy's paternal aunt. Probably for that reason, Mercy Lewis did not take an active rold in accusing Sarah Cloyce, although she did participate in the prosecution of Rebecca Nurse and a third Towne sister, Mary Easty, who was accused later in April. (S14h).

The name of Nehemiah Abbott, Jr., weaver, of Topsfield and Ipswitch, who was arrested on April 21 (1692) does not appear on the warrant, only on the record. The next person named on the warrant of the day was Mary Easty wife of Isaac Easty (and sister of Sarah Cloyes). She was arrested and examined at a Court at Salem Village on april 22nd (1692) before Judges Hawthorne and Curwin. She behaved with great dignity and firmness and good character, perhaps the recommendations of her neightbors, evidently caused the magistrates to hesitate in her case, since on May 20th (1692) she was set at liberty, all of her accusers clearing her, save Mercy Lewis. Mercy said she was immediately so inflicted and tormented by Mary Easty for a period of two days and a night that she (Mary Easty) had to be arrested again. She was tried again, found guilty and sent to Boston jail. While arraigned Mary Easty and Sarah Cloyes her sister, also a prisoner for witchcraft--humbly petitioned the Court.... {S14}.

Unfortunately for Mary Easty, the Court like the Public were beyond the Law and Evidence. Judges and Juries were alike engulfed in the sea of madness--saw in the prisoners only the destruction of the Church and State--and the petition (of the accused) was heard alone by great Judge of Judges, and the sufferer granted in his own time the perfect liberty of the children of God. On the 8th of April 1692, a warrant was issued for the arrest of the wife of John Proctor (Elizabeth Proctor), and for Sarah Cloyes, the wife of Peter Cloyes, both of the Village, for suspcion of witchcraft which it was said both women practiced upon Abigail Williams, Mary Walcott, Ann Putnam, and Mercy Lewis. It would seem from the records that Mrs. Proctor and Mrs. Cloyes were brought before a Council held at Salem April 11 (1692) and found guilty.{S14}.

June 1692; a declaration by John Arnold and wife Mary, prison keepers at Boston reports no ill conduct but only sober and civil behaviors exhibited. (S14g).

June 6, 1692; petitioned court with Mary to receive some sort of counsel as none had been allowed, and the right to have people testify in their defense. (S14g)

Mid June 1692; Sarah and Mary moved to Ipswich prison {S14g}. According to Norton {S14h}, Sarah was sent back to Salem prison on June 18, 1692.

July 31, 1692; Account of blacksmith Robert Lord of Ipswich shows a charge of 1 pound 20 shillings for four pairs of iron fetters and 2 pairs of handcuffs for Sarah, Mary and two others (S14g). Ittm for making fouer payer of iron ffetters and tow payer of hand Cuffs and putting them on to ye legs and hands of Goodwife Cloys, Estes, Bromidg and Green all att one pound aleven Shillings money" (S14i).

From; In the Days of The Salem Witchcraft Trials {S14j}:

August 31, 1692; "......Brother Cloyse hard to be found at home being often with his wife in Prison in Ipswich for Witchcraft...." (S14k).

September 5, 1692; Account of John Harris, Deputy Sherriff of Ipswich: "For providing a jury to make search upon Sarah Cloyce, Mary Easty, Rachel Clinton, Dorcas Hoar, Mary Bradbury, and Corey and his wife...4s" (S14l) "An account from John Harris sherife deputy of sondry charges at ye Corts of Iran terminer held at Sallem in ye yere 1692...Itt. for providing a Jury to make search upon Cori & his wife & Clenton Easty: hore: Cloiss: & mrs. Bradbury...4 #" (S14i). Summons for witnesses to testify against Sarah Cloyce, Mary East, Martha and Giles Corey. (S14l).

September 6, 1692; Mary and Sarah petition court to have some counsel for their case as none has been allowed, and ask that others be able to testify in their defense (S14g). The humble Request of Mary Easty and Sarah Cloys stand now before the Honoured court charged with the suspition of Witchcraft, our humble request is first that seeing we are neither able to plead our own cause, nor is councell allowed to those in our condition, that you who are our Judges would please to be of councell to us, to direct us wherein we may stand in neede, Secondly that whereas we are not conscious to ourselves of any guilt in the least degree of that crime, whereof we are now accused (in the presence of ye Living God we speake it, before whose awfull Tribunall we know we shall ere Long appeare) nor any other scandalouse evill, or miscaryage inconsistant with Christianity. Those who have had ye Longest and best knowledge of us, being persons of good report, may be suffered to Testifie upon oath what they know concerning each of us. viz. Mr. Capen the pastour and those of ye Towne and Church of Topsfield, who are ready to say something which we hope may be looked upon, as very considerable in this matter: with the seven children of one of us, viz. Mary Easty, and it may be produced of like nature in reference to the wife of Peter Cloys, her sister. Thirdly that the testimony of witches, or such as are afflicted, as is supposed, by witches may not be improved to condemn us, without other Legal evidence concurring, we hope the honoured Court and Jury will be soe tender of the lives of such as we are who have for many yeares Lived under the unblemished reputation of Christianity, as not to condemne them without a fayre and equall hearing of what may be sayd for us, as well as against us. And your poore supplyants shall be bound always to pray." (S14l). Summons for witnesses from Topsfield to testify versus Sarah Cloyce and Mary Easty (S14l).

"Both Sarah Cloyes and Mary Esty will be shown to have been suspected of bewitching their niece, Rebecca Towne, daughter of their late dead brother Edmund Towne, " (S14m).

September 9, 1692; "On the following day an indictment was made out against Sarah Cloyes, wife of Peter Cloyes of Salem, in the County of Essex,, husbandman, that 'in and upon the ninth day of the inst September --- in the year aforesaid and divers other days and times as well before as after, certain detestable arts called witchcraft and sorceries, wickedly, maliciously and feloniously hath used practiced and exercised... in, upon and against one Rebecca Towne of Topsfield in the County of Essex aforesaid Rebecca Towne... was and is tortured, afflicted, consumed, pined, wasted, tormented, and also for sundry other acts of witchcraft by the said Sarah Cloyes." (S14m).

"Sarah Cloyes name is not on the list of prisoners at Ipswich in December 1692." "All three indictments against Sarah are marked 'ignoramus', literally meaning 'we do not know'. The marking of an indictment ignoramus did not in itself mean that the judges automatically considered the person against whom the indictment was presented was not guilty. In fact, five of the persons executed had ignoramus written against at least one of the indictments against them." (S14m).

It is extremely likely that Sarah Cloyes as a prime offender, her two sisters already having been hung, was examined in the early part of the trials in January of 1693 when her brother Jacob was part of the grandjury. "It is possible that Peter Cloyes may have petitioned for a recognizance for his wife on condition that she stand her trial, and have put down bail for her. There are many such recognizances scattered throughout the witchcraft documents, although Sarah Cloyes' name does not appear among them. The three indictments against Sarah Cloyes are all legal forms written in the same clerkly hand. They are for having performed witchcraft on the body of Abigail Walcott in April and for having performed witchcraft on the body of Abigail Williams during that month. The third indictment is for a much later date. It is for having performed witchcraft on the body of her niece, Rebecca Towne of Topsfield on, before and after September 1st. The words of Sarah Cloyes, wife of Peter Cloyes of Salem Village are evidently written in the same hand." Many indictments were written out in advance with the name of the accused written in later. "All three indictments against Sarah Cloyes have the word 'ignoramus' written in still another hand on the reverse. After the word ignoramus, in yet another hand occurs Robert Payne's distincitve signature on all three indictments." Robert Payne was the new jury foreman in January of 1693. (S14m).

January 3, 1693; Superior Court of Judicature dismisses charges against Sarah. Peter pays the prison fees for her release. She and him eventually leave Salem and settle in Marlborough, Mass., then Sudbury. She spent the 10 years before her death trying to clear her sister's names (S14g). Tradition says she was conveyed by night to Framingham. (S14n).

The best description of what happened to the witchcraft cases in early 1693 comes from Reverend John Hale of Beverly, MA; "Henceforth the juries generally aquitted such as were not tried, fearing they had gone too far before. And Sir William Phips, Governor, reprieved all that were condemned, even the confessors...And the confessors generally fell off from their confessions; some saying they remebered nothing of what they said; others said they had belied themselves and others. Some brake prison and ran away and were not strictly searched after, some acquitted, some dismissed and one way or another all that had been accused were set or left at liberty." (S14m).

"No one is really certain how Sarah Clayes escaped the gallows after the Salem witch trials of 1692. Without her good fortune though, historians believe Clayes would have been unable to play such a prominent role in the beginnings of Framingham. Eight years after she was convicted of being a witch, Clayes, who in the meantime had survived a winter in the caves of what is now the Ashland State Forest, built a house with her husband Peter. That house which today stands at 657 Salem End Road, also built a neighborhood....According the the book 'Framingham Historical Reflections,' Clayes was imprisoned in Ipswich and smuggled out along with friends who had come to visit her.{S14}.

But in a 1985 PBS miniseries, 'Three Sovereigns for Sarah,' Clayes was shown to have survived because, unlike her sisters, she was imprisoned privately. Historians agree though, that Clayes emerged from her confinement a sick and fragile woman - a woman lucky to survive a winter in the wilderness. {S14}.

Ironically, Thomas Danforth, one of the magistrates who had sentenced Clayes and a major landowner in the area that would become Framingham, allowed her and her husband to build a house on land he owned there in the spring of 1693. Soon afterward, her stepson (sic), Caleb Bridges, built a house near what is now Country Club Road. {S14}.

About 50 Salem emigres had joined the Clayeses in the area by the time Peter co-signed the Framingham township petition in 1700. The name Salem End Road, historians believe, stems directly from that migration. {S14}.

Historians have their theories about why Danforth allowed the Clayeses to live on his land. Stephen Herring, chairman of the Framingham Historical Commission, believes Danforth was secretly compassionate toward the accused women, but feared his colleagues would punish him if he made his views known. Herring said Danforth allowed Clayes and others fearing for their lives to live on his land as a reparation for their treatment in Salem... {S14}.

Sarah Clayes eventually visited Salem again. She journeyed there to pick up the three sovereigns (coins) the local judiciary had granted to each of the individuals whose lives were ruined by the witch trials..." By Jason Levine, Middlesex News, Framingham, Massachusetts; October 31, 1991. {S14d}.

March 2, 1702-3; A Petition to the Governor and General Court requesting the reversal of Attainder "on thoses Executed and those Condemned in 1692" was made by "severall of the Inhabitants of Andover, Salem Village, and Topsfield." Among the signers were Peter Cloyes, senior, Isaac Easty, Isaac Easty, Junior, Samuel Nurse, and John Nurse. Summons for witnesses from Topsfield to testify versus Sarah Cloyce and Mary Easty. (S14l).

The General Court on October 17th, 1710 passed an act that "the several convictions, judgments, and attainders be, and hereby are, reversed, and declared to be null and void." Governor Dudley, on December 17, 1711 issued a warrant which gave Isaac Estey 20 pounds for the loss of Mary. Mary's sister, Sarah Cloyse received 3 gold crowns (a gold coin each worth about a 1/4 of a pound or 5 shillings). {S14}.

She died about 1703 at (Sudbury-S4)(Framingham-S5,S14), Middlesex County, Massachusetts. 1997; The place of her burial is unknown. {S14p}.

  1. EDMUND BRIDGES, b. October 04, 1661, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. June 24, 1682, of Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  2. BENJAMIN BRIDGES, b. January 02, 1664/65, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. August 28, 1725, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
  3. MARY BRIDGES, b. April 14, 1667, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts or Ipswich, Essex Co., MA?.
  4. HANNAH BRIDGES, b. June 09, 1669, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. March 13, 1716/17, Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts or 3/13/1727?.
  5. ABIGAIL BRIDGES, b. Bef. 1677, Massachusetts?39. Christening: August 05, 1677, First Church Salem, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts39
  6. CALEB BRIDGES, b. June 03, 1677, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1752, of Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
  7. ALICE BRIDGES, b. Abt. 168040; d. Aft. 1708. Usually recorded as child of Sarah and Peter Clayes. Record found at the First Church of Salem, September 1680 of the Baptism of "Alice, daughter of Mrs. Bridges". As Sarah's husband's mother in law was Alice, it would make sense for them to name a daughter Alice. It also explains why Sarah's daughter Alice appears in Peter Clayes will as 'Alice Bridges', others have assumed that Alice married a Bridges, but no Alice Cloyes is found to have married a Bridges.

  1. Benoni CLOYES. Christened on 2 September 1683 in the First Church, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died before 1708.
  2. Hepzibah CLOYES. Born about 1685 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. She married Ebenezer Harrington (1687-1754), born in Framingham, Massachusetts. They settled in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1709 and had seven children.
  3. Mary CLOYES. Born about 1687.

WIFE (3):
Born on 18 August 1649 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; daughter of Robert Harrington and Susannah George. She married (1) John Cutting on 9 February 1672 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She married (2) Eliezer Beers on 21 APR 1690 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He died in 1691. She married (3) Peter CLOYES on 2 January 1704 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She died after 1708.