The object of the author has been to preserve all the important facts which can be gathered in regard to the family. The book therefore is more than a collection of names and dates, and it is hoped that it will prove more interesting on that account. It is impossible to enumerate all the books from which material has been collected. However, mention should be made of The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, by David W. Hoyt, and Merrill's History of Amesbury, which gave much information about Richard Currier and his descendants. The copies of wills and inventories were obtained from the records of Essex County at Salem, Mass and have been rendered practically as they appear on record.