Eliah Adams b. in 1666 married Priscilla Winthrop; where was he born?

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Eliah Adams has given me no hint as to where he was born or who his parents were.  He was born in 1666, possibly in Boston, but doesn't seem to be related to John or Samuel Adams.  The Thwing Collection, which is all about Boston does not directly say that he was born in Boston.  I found someone in England born about the right time whose name was Elian Adams, but Eliah can be Eliab sometimes, so why not Elian.  In any case, he married Priscilla Winthrop and they had one child, Priscilla Adams,  Priscilla, the mother, passed away shortly thereafter.  Priscilla Adams married Samuel Royall.  If you know anything about Eliah or have some ideas on how to nail down his birth place, please let me know,
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in Genealogy Help by Peggy Moss G2G6 Mach 2 (22.9k points)

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Are you sure that Samuel Royall married Priscilla Adams?

Find a Grave lists Samuel Royall (1696-1784), but does not lists a spouse.

As a pre-1700 biography, one needs primary sources to verify and document relationships.
by Andrew Ross G2G6 Mach 2 (27.3k points)
Family Search records the birth of Priscilla, daughter of Eliah and Priscilla Adams.  This is the wife of Samuel Royall

Samuel Royall and Priscilla Adams married 19 Oct 1719 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay.<ref>"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHQ7-4M6 : 4 November 2017), Samuel Royall and Priscilla Adams, 19 Oct 1719; citing Marriage, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 818,093.</ref>

I hope this helps,  Janine
Actually, there was an article in the NEGHR vol 39 pp.348-358, 1885 called The New England Royalls, and it was pretty accurate. Priscilla Royall ( a later Priscilla Royall, in the 1700's  in North Yarmouth, ME) married Thomas Haskell, and thus is my fourth great grandmother. and my fifth great grandfather was named Eliah Royall.  I just need help with Eliah Adams for now.  However, I can always use some extra sources.:)

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