Dear Linda Burkell, Thanks for the information. Could you clarify a few things for me?
MATTHEW, or MATTHIAS, Middletown, the freem. of 1657, may have been br. of James, certain. call. serv. of Richard of Wethersfield, 1645, or soon aft. m. at W. 1648, Mary, d. of the first Richard Smith of the same, had Henry, b. 1649; Susanna, 1651; Richard, 1655; Elizabeth 1657; Abigail, 1659, wh. m. 1683, Stephen Hollister; and Dorcas, 1661; and he d. 1662. His wid. m. Anthony Wright.
Does br. of James mean born of James or brother of James?What does certain. call. serv. of Richard mean? what does or soon afer mean? By his widow does it mean Matthias' widow? Thanks. Susanne Price