Robert,Mr., merchant, came in the -Increase- in 1635, aged 22. See
Gibbins(2). Prob. first at Saco, he was of Dover in 1640 and, with
Humphrey Chadbourne, bot a ho. there in 1645. In 1647 he took poss. of a
ho. and 12 a. at York belonging to Sir Ferdinando Gorges to satisfy a
debt of £11. Then at Wells, where he acquired much land and a w.,
Katherine Wheelwright (Rev. John). By 1652 he reached Boston, after a
stop at Hampton. He had business dealings with the West Indies and made
voyages thither. Lists 73, 262, 351ab, 354. Shortly bef. his death, 27
Aug. 1663, he estab. a trust for his w. and ch. His will. 22 Aug.–7
Nov., named his w., s. Samuel, dau. Mary and an expected ch. The inv.,
£1089, discloses prop. in Hamp., Wells, Bos., Jamaica and Barbadoes. The
wid. m. 2d Edward Naylor, and, after her death. adm. on the Nanny
est. was gr. to her s.-in-law, Benjamin Dyer, there being no surv.
heirs, 10 Apr. 1716*. The inv. incl. 500 a bot of Wm. Cole, 150 a.
bot of Wm. Hammond and 230 a. bot of Wm. Symonds. Ch: John, b. 16 Feb.
1653-4, d. 20 Sept. 1654. John, b. 12 Aug. 1655. John, b. 12 Aug. (sic)
1656. d. 10 Dec. 1658. Joseph, b. 1 June 1658. Samuel, b. 27 Aug. 1659,
wit. at Wells 1688, sued Eph. Severance of Salisbury in 1689. d. in
Bermuda 1690, s.p. Mary, b. 22 June 1661, m. 10 Mar. 1679-80 Benjamin
Dyer, d. s.p. in Boston 15 Mar. 1690. Dyer m. 2d 10 Dec. 1691 Hannah
Odlin, sister of Rev. John, Elizabeth (posth.), b. 2 Jan. 1663-4, d. 1