I have scribbled notes from various sources including this forum which lead me to speculate that: 1)Abiel Messer was born in Dunstable, England in 1615 and came to Essex, MA in the ship DEFENSE IN 1635. 2)He was probably unmarried,and aparently did not stay in Hingham, but soon moved to the area of Charlestown or Ipswich. 3)He may have married Susanna Swan in Essex (when?). 4) He was probably the father of the Richard Messer (1651-1671) who married Hannah Shatswell on 18 March 1669 and named their only son Abiel and soon left him orphaned.
Can anyone help me verify or correct my speculation?