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prevail to a very great extent even to our times, when the reason for the use of them is forgotten. They prevail still to a great extent in New England. They were generally inelegant, but our New England brethren seem sometimes as if they sought out from these Hebrew words those which were the least pleasing and almost unpronounceable. In Brewster's choice the names do not distinguish the sex, so that it may be well to say that Patience and Fear were women, and Love and Wrestling, men. Patience married Thomas Prince or Prence, and Fear, Isaac Allerton, both men noted in the affairs of the colony. Two of the sons settled at Duxbury, which is near Plymouth. Dr. Young, from whom I take this, says, “ there are many descendants of the worthy elder in Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke, and in Connecticut and elsewhere.61 There is a larger account of them in the History of Duxbury by Mr. Justin Winsor, 8vo, Boston, 1849.62 In the September of last year, there was a meeting of gentlemen who claim the honourable distinction of descent from Eider Brewster, at Norwich in Connecticut, when it was resolved to adopt some special means to do honour to the memory of their common ancestor, and a Committee was appointed for the purpose.
61 P. 470.
62 P. 234. This work of Mr. Winsor is a remarkable proof of the fondness of the people of New England for genealogical research. Our English books of Topography are sometimes censured for the minuteness of their details and for being overloaded with genealogical matter. But we have no book which can compare in
Governor Bradford had John, William, Mercy, and
Bradford. Joseph. Of their descendants, amongst whom are several distinguished names, there is a large account in Mr. Winsor's History of Duxbury, pp. 230-4. The Bradford and Brewster families became connected by the marriage of Joseph Brewster, with Susan, daughter of Captain Scott Bradford, soon after the close of the war. these respects with the History of Duxbury; and future generations will most certainly estimate as they deserve the labour and research of its author.
But a work professedly genealogical (not topographical) is anxiously expected from Mr. Savage, who has promised what he modestly regards as a new edition of Farmer's Genealogical Register, but which after so much labour as he has bestowed upon it will be well entitled to be considered an original and substantive work.
But with respect to the Brewsters, whatever skill and diligence can do will be done by the Rev. Ashbell Steele, to whom the committee have assigned the duty of preparing an ample account of the Life of Brewster, to be printed as one part of the honours about to be paid to his memory.
Though Robinson himself did not put in execution his avowed intention of emigrating, his Robinson. son probably did so, as he bought land at Isaac Creek, which, however, he soon sold. His name was Isaac. The researches of the American genealogists have not been very successful in tracing his posterity. It is to be feared they never rose to eminence among the population of the new country. 63
The Cliftons who had left the Leyden church, and continued at Amsterdam, did not emi- Clifton. grate. We have spoken of the children of the minister already: but the fly-leaves of the Bible in the Taylor Institution, contain information respecting later descendants. The two children of the first marriage of Zachary Clifton died in infancy, as did six of the ten children of his second marriage, so great was mortality of infants in those days as compared with the present happier times. The others were, Zachary, Eleazer, Richard, and Hannah.
Of these Eleazer died at Rotterdam, 9th June, 1667, aged 31, and was buried in the French church there. Zachary, Richard, and Hannah lived with their father at Newcastle, but Richard and Hannah died
63 See Mr. Winsor's History of Duxbury, 8vo, 1849, p. 297.
before him, namely, Richard on November 10th, 1664, at the age of 22, and Hannah on the 18th April, 1671, six weeks before her father, at the age of 23. They were both buried at All Hallows Church in the north alley near the Quire door next to the burial place of Dr. Newton, on the north side.
There remains only Zachary of whom a full and good account is given by himself. “Zachary, son of Zach. Clifton, by Elizabeth his wife, was born May 10th (stylo novo) anno 1633. He was promoted out of the Latin school at Amsterdam, April 4th, anno 1649: went to the University of Utrecht, May 5th, anno 1650 : from thence to the University of Leyden, August 9, anno 1652. He commenced Master of Arts at Leyden, August 9th, anno 1654, and came thence for England : in June following he arrived at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, (viz.) June 26th, anno 1654. Went to live with Mr. Ralph Delaval, Esquire, at Seaton Delaval, where he performed family duties and taught his sons Latin. He stayed with the said Mr. Delaval from the 16th January, 1654, to May 14th, anno 1657. He went from Newcastle to London August 27th, anno 1658; arrived 20 September following, and preached his first sermon, at St. Helen's church in London, November 23d, 1658. His text was Rom. i. 16. He was ordained in April, anno 1659, and being lawfully called to be minister of the gospel at Wisborough Green in Sussex, he entered upon the place and went with his wife to live there, June 9th, 1659. He married Mrs. Johanna Hering, youngest daughter of Mr. John Hering, in his life-time pastor of the English church in Amsterdam, February 10th, anno 1658. She died in child-bed the fifth day after she had brought forth her first-born, which was a son and died before the mother, December 12th, anno 1659. They were both buried in the church of the abovesaid Wisborough Green."
Here the information ends. We have a slight continuation of the history of this Zachary Clifton in Calamy's account of the ejected and silenced ministers; where we find amongst those of the county of Sussex “Green : Mr. Zachary Clifton.” But neither in the “ Account ”nor in the “ Continuation ” is any. thing more said of him. We see, however, that he remained disaffected to the English church, and that he lost his living by the operation of the Uniformity Act, August, 1662.
It is a reasonable presumption that he died soon