He " 1. Henry Chamberlain came from Hingham, County of Nor-
folk, Old England, to New England, in the ship "Diligent," arriv-
ing August 10, 1638. With him came his mother, Christian, wife
Jane, and two or more children. The date and place of his birth,
baptism and marriage are not known. His mother was probably
the "Mrs. Chamberlin, widowe, sister to Mr. Israel Stoughton,"
who received an allowance from Mr. Andrew's gift by the gover-
nor and deputies of Massachusetts Bay Colony, May 14, 1645. She
died at Hingham, April 19, 1659, aged eighty-one years, and so must
have been born about 1578.
Coming to New England to escape religious persecution, Henry
Chamberlain was granted land for a house-lot in Hingham, Massa-
chusetts, in 1638; was admitted a freeman March 13, 1638-39; and
lived in Hingham from 1638 to 1660. He was called a blacksmith
and a shoemaker in various deeds. About 1661 he moved to Hull,
where he died, July 15, 1674. His grave is not known, but was
probably in the old burying-ground on the hill in Hull. Henry
Chamberlain's will was dated December 8, 1673. His widow Jane
survived him, and with her sons gave a great deal of his house,
carpenter houses, lands and meadow in Hingham to Thomas Saw-
yer, March 3, 1674-75. He owned land at "Old Planters' Hill," and
on the "Plains" in Hingham. "Chamberlin's Run," a small brook
flowing into Wier River, near Rocky Hill, and "Chamberlin's
Swamp" beyond Rocky Hill, both in Hingham, perpetuate the
name of this pioneer. Children: 1. Susannah, born about 1616;
married (first), before 1649, Joseph Carter, of Charlestown, and
Woburn, Massachusetts; married (second), June 4, 1677, Richard
Becles, of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her daughter, Susannah
Carter, born about 1649, married Henry Summers, of Woburn, and
died October 7, 1708, aged fifty-nine years. 2. Henry, the eldest
son, settled at Hull, Massachusetts. 3. William, of whom further.
4. Daniel, baptized at Hingham, England, May 15, 1632, buried
there May 19,1632. 5. Mary, perhaps twin of Daniel, baptized at
Hingham, England, May 15, 1632, buried there, May 25, 1632. 6.
John, baptized at Hingham, England, November 15, 1633. 7. Ur-
sula, born about 1634; married, about 1655, John Cole, of Charles-
town, Massachusetts. 8. Faith, married (first), before 1656, Ed-
ward Patterson, of Rehoboth from 1643 to 1645, and of Hingham in
1652. He was a Quaker, and moved to Freehold, Monmouth Coun-
ty, New Jersey, as early as 1667. He died at Freehold before
October 5,1672. She married (second), between December 8,1673,
and November 6, 1674, Thomas Huet. 9. Daniel, baptized at Hing-
ham, Massachusetts, March 17, 1639. 10. Sarah, baptized at Hing-
ham, September 26, 1641. 11. Nathaniel, baptized at Hingham, No-
vember 26, 1643. 12. Ebenezer, died at Hingham, October 28, 1646. "200
Children of Henry1 Chamberlain and Jane Unknown were:
He " II. Willian Chamberlain, son of Henry and Jane Chamber-
lain, was born probably about 1620, and died at Hull, October 22,
1678. He bought, November 9, 1647, a house and lot of Francis
Smith in Boston on January 4, 1648, he assigned this lot back to
Smith, and removed to Hull before August 27, 1654. He lived on
the east side of Quaker Lane, in the ancient village of Hull. In
1657 the proprietors of Hull granted and confirmed unto him eleven
lots of land in Hull. He was a selectman about 1658, and towns-
man in 1669. It is interesting to note the fact that the Proctor
family is connected with the lines allied to the Chamberlain family.
John Proctor was born in 1632, in England; was executed on a
charge of witchcraft in Salem, in 1692. This case was one of the
most pathetic of all these tragic witch trials. He wrote a beautiful
letter to five ministers in a vain effort to secure reasonable treat-
ment, and his neighbors certified as to his high character. His wife
Elizabeth was also arrested, but her execution was delayed owing
to her approaching motherhood, and she as later released. Her
bearing at her trial was noble and kindly, and she behaved with
great resignation and virtue.
William Chamberlain married (first), about 1651, a wife who
died at Hull about 1660. He married (second), about 1661, a wife
who was the mother of his four youngest children. Children by
first wife, probably all born in Hull: 1. William, born April 9, 1652;
lived in Hull. 2. John, baptized at Hingham, August 27, 1654. 3.
Job, born about 1656, removed to Dorchester, South Carolina. 4.
Nathaniel, of whom further. 5. Freedom, born about 1660, died be-
fore April 14, 1685, on board of Mr. Condrey's ship, which had then
arrived in Boston. His estate was divided among his brothers and
half-brothers and sisters. Children by second wife, all born in
Hull: 6. Benjamin, baptized at Hingham, May 18, 1662. 7. Joseph,
born about 1665. 8. Mary, born about 1672, died at Newport, Rhode
Island, October 3, 1707. She married, about 1691, Nathaniel Shef-
field, a native of Braintree, Massachusetts, who removed to New-
port, Rhode Island. He was deputy from Newport for 1699, 1701,
1702, 1709, 1710, 1711, 1713, and 1718; captain, 1702; general treas-
urer, 1705 to 1708; inspector of the transcription of the laws of the
colony in 1699; and major of Groat, alias Foot, Island from 1710
to 1716. He married (second) Catharine Gould Clarke, and died
at Newport, November 12, 1729. 9. Sarah, born about 1616; alive
at Newport in 1693, and there styled a spinster."200
Children of William2 Chamberlain and an unknown spouse were:
He A soldier in Hadley in 1676. Removed to Colchester sometime after 1700 in 1676.202
Children of Joseph3 Chamberlain and Mercy Dickinson were:
Children of Sarah4 Chamberlain and Ephraim Foote were:
283. Dorathy5 Foote (Sarah4Chamberlain, Joseph3, William2, Henry1);96 born 23 Apr 1733 at Colchester, CT;92 baptized 29 Apr 1733;96 married John Isham, son of Isaac Isham and Abigail Lumbert, 19 Dec 1751 at Colchester, CT;96,92 died 2 Nov 1790 at age 57;92 died 8 Nov 1790 at age 57.96
She "DORATHY FOOTE was married to John Isham, 2d., of Colchester, West-Chester Society, (Conn.,) December 19, 1751.
Mrs. Dorathy Isham died November 8, 1790, in the 59th year of her age.
Mr. John Isham, died March 2, 1802, in the 82d year of his age.
300 Samuel, born December 20, 1752. Settled in Malden, (N. Y.)
301 Sarah, born July 31, 1754. Died February 5, 1766.
302 Mary, born September 24, 1755.
303 John, born June 20, 1757. Settled in East-Haddam, (Conn.,) and afterwards
removed to Farmington, in the
same State, where he died.
304 Jonathan, born July 16, 1759.
305 Lois, born July 8, 1761.
306 Noah,¦twins, born April 4, 1764.¦Settled in Bolton, (Conn.,) where he died.
307 Lucy,¦ ¦Lucy died December 25, 1775.
308 Dorathy, born October 19, 1770. Married a Canfield, and settled in Malden,
309 Ezra, born March 5, 1773. Settled in Manchester, (Ver.,) where he
died February 8, 1835.
310 Ephraim, born July 16, 1776. Lived in the City of Hartford. Was a merchant.
Died February 8, 1838. "147
Children of Dorathy5 Foote and John Isham were:
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