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CONTENT S.

CHAPTER I.

NATIONAL ORIGIN OF THE NAME AND FAMILY.

Keltic or Teutonic. Tradition in some of the American branches; also in the

German Family. Saxon Names of Places and Persons. Battle Abbey Roll. William's followers from different Nations. The German Immigration. The Name in France.

pp. 1-30.

CHAPTER II.

THE NAME IN SUSSEX AND KENT, FROM THE CONQUEST TO THE PRESENT

DAY.

The Name in Domesday Book, in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex and Kent, and in

other Records. Sussex Wills. Parish Registers of Waldron in Sussex; and Horsmonden, Brenchley, and Cranbrook in Kent. Kentish Wills. Sundry Names in Sussex and Kent. Pedigree of Colonel John H. Willard. Arms of the Family.

pp. 21-80.

CHAPTER III.

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE WILLARDS IN THIS COUNTRY, NEITHER DESCENDED FROM MAJOR SIMON WILLARD; NOR FROM HIS FATHER,

RICHARD WILLARD.

The Willards of Maryland from Germany in 1746. Descendants of Dewalt Wil

lard. The Newton Willards, descended from Jacob Willard of Watertown, in the Seventeenth Century.

pp. 81-97.

CHAPTER IV.

concerning them. Chairman of the Board to superintend the Town of Lan-

caster. His Removal to Nonaicoicus. County Courts in Dover and Yorkshire.

pp. 229-240.

CHAPTER IX.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIMON WILLARD (CONTINUED).

Beginning of Philip's War. Major Willard's Command. He relieves Brookfield

when on the Eve of Destruction. Contemporary Commendation of his Gallant

Conduct. Letter of Secretary Rawson. Letter of the Major, &c., to the Secre-

tary. Captain Henchman's and the Secretary's Letters. The Major's Military

Services, in the Fall and Winter of 1675, on the Frontiers. Mission to the Wa-

mesit Indians in company with Gookin and Eliot.

pp. 241-264.

CHAPTER X.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIMON WILLARD (CONTINUED).

Military Services on the Frontiers in February and March, 1676. Secretary Raw-

son's Letter as to " a full Command.” Savage, why appointed. The Essex and

Norfolk Levies placed under the Major's Command. Secretary Rawson's Letter.

Various Notices of the Attack upon Groton. The Major's Dwelling-house burnt;

the Family escape to Charlestown. His Narrative of Proceedings, March 21-29.

Allowance by the General Court. His last Appearance on the Bench. Military

Service, September, 1675, — April, 1676.

pp. 265-284.

tinguished Individuals. His Funeral. His Character. Extent of his Military,

Legislative, and Judicial Service. .

pp. 304–312.

CHAPTER XIII.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIMON WILLARD (CONTINUED).

A Brief Review of the Leading Historical Events in the Colony during the Forty-

two Years of his American Life, 1634–76. The Early Towns. Disputes between

the Assistants and Freemen, resulting in the Establishment of a Representative

Government. The “ Negative Voice.” Separation into Two Branches. Settle-

ment of Connecticut. Treaty with the Narragansets. The Pequot War. Har-

vard College. The Antinomian Controversy. Various Proposals by Friends of

the Colony in Favor of Removal. Jurisdiction over New Hampshire. Confede-

ration of the New-England Colonies. The Navigation Act. Jurisdiction over

Maine: its Loss and Resumption. The Mint. The Synod of 1662. The Third

Church in Boston. Commissioners of Charles II. Abolition of the Feudal

System. Restriction of “ Freedom.” Appeals to the King. Philip's War.

pp. 313-324.

CHAPTER XIV.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIMON WILLARD (CONTINUED).

His Patrimony. Estates in Cambridge and Concord. The Two-thousand Acre

Grant. The Assabet Grant. Nonaicoicus Grant. The Lancaster Estate. His

Inventory. Grant of a Thousand Acres to his Widow and the six youngest

Children.

pp. 325-337.

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