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HATHORNE, William, colonial official, born in Wiltshire, England, in 1608; died in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1681. In 1630 he emigrated to this country and settled in Dorchester, from which place he removed to Salem in 1636, and in 1645 was, with Governor Thomas Dudley and General Daniel Denison, an agent to treat with D'Aulnay. the French agent at St. Croix. He was deputy from Salem to the general court for several years, was its first speaker in 1644, and held theft office six years. He served in King Philip's war, and the following war with the Indians. was one of the board of assistants in 1662-'79, and commanded a regiment of militia. He was zealous in the cause of liberty, and was one of the five principal citizens whom Charles H. in 1666 ordered to be sent to England to answer to the charge of refusing to submit to the authority of the royal commissioners.--His son, John, jurist, born in Salem, Massachusetts, in August, 1641; died in Boston. 10 May, 1717, was a representative in the state assembly in 1683, assistant or councillor in 1684-1712, excepting during Sir Edmund Andros's administration, and was active in the witchcraft prosecutions. He served in the Indian and eastern wars as colonel, and was commander of the forces in the expedition of 1696.
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