Trying to figure out these abbreviations in this description of William Eastow:
Eastow, *William, Newbury, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, rem. that yr. to Hampton, for wh. he was rep. 1644, 8 and 9, d. 23 Nov. 1655; had Sarah, wh. m. Maurice Hobbs; and Mary, m. Thomas Marston. Each of these had ch. nam. in their gr.f.'s will of 16 Oct preced. his d.
From: GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND SETTLERS